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 '���fORii, B, 5:
VOL. V.
REVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C.. MARCH 17, 1894.
No. 4
LEWIS BROS.,
BAKERS AND
SUPPERS and BALLS
Catered for,
A.  McNEIL,
BARBER BH&P k BATHROOMS,
Front Street,
, KEVELSTOKE,  B.C.
��� Relief in Six HoUBS.-Distressiug
Sidney und bladder diseases relieved
in six hours bv tlio Nnw Great South
American Kidney Our,,. This nnw
remedy is d grout surpriso und dc-
light to physioians on account of its
exceeding promptness iu relieving
pain in tho bladder, kidneys, baok
and evory part of the urinary passages in male or female, It relieves
retention of water and pain in passing
it almost immediately. If yon want
quick relief and oure this is your
remedy.    At Kevelstoke Pharmacy.
NOTICE.
, If William. Fleming does not call
find pay for pack saddle nnd uock
yoke mnde one year ago (price $3.00)
before April lst I 'vill proceed to sell
the property left iu my charge,
B, TAPPING,
NOTICE.
If the person who took away n uow
set of whippletrees and neck yoke
from the O.P.R. crossing on or about
the Gth of February will return thom
to the samo place within ten days no
proceedings for their recovery will be
taken.,
NOTICE.
As Dr. McLean is leaving town ou
April lst for a trip to the East ho
desires that those indebted to him will
call at his oilice before that dato aud
arrange a settlement of accounts.
. Kevelstoke, March 7th, 1894.
"Notice to Taxpayers.
ASSESSMENT ACT AND PEO-
/      ViNCIAL REVENUE TAX.
NOTICE ih hereby given, in accordance with the Statutes, that Provincial
Revenue Tax aud all Taxes levied
nuder the Assessment Act are now
due for the year 1894. All of the
above named Taxes collectible within
the Revelstoke Division of tho District
of West Kootenay are payable at my
office.'
Assessed Taxes are collectible at tho
following rates, viz.:���
If-paid on or before June 30th, 1894:
Provincial Revenue, ��3 per capita.
One-half of one per cent, ou Real
Property,
Two per eent, nu Wild Laud,
One-third of ouo per ceut. on Personal Property.
One-half of nne per oent. on Income,'
If paid after June 30th. 1894:
Two-tM-'li of oho per cent, on Real
Property.
Two aud one-half por cout. ou Wild
Laud.
. One-half of one per cent, on Personal Property.
Three-fourths of one por cont. ou
Income,
J. KIRKUP,
Assessor and Collector,
, January 2nd, 1894.
MINING NOTES.
I CAN I OBTAIN A PATENT?   For a
Prompt. flj-Hivnr anrt an liom-Ht opinion, wrlto lo
ill 11 NN it GO., who lmvo l������l nearly lll'ly yonro1
exporlonoo In tho patonc bualngH, Coromtinlcfl"
lin,ia Hi rl���l ly I'MiiM.lia,, inl. A 11 ��� ml limil, ���r Information nmi'i-miui- I'n In,In nnil l,o,v lo "Iiim n Ll,,1,,, Hi-nt fruo. A Iho a ralalOKUool'iuuc'iun.
luil and Holiaitlllu IkxiIch cent ina-.
I'nii'iiia takon tlmniidi Mun,, k Co, rivolvo
Inocliil notieo In tlio HnloilWin AmrI'lctlll, nml
trius nro brought -vltlnly lielorotlio pnliltcwllli-
out oont to tlio Inventor, 'li...- H|,l,'n,li,l j,���(��,��r,
IhbuoiI woi'ldy, ,'li'Bnnl ly lllmil, ati'il. Iiiih Iiy far llio
mriioHt olionliitlnn of nnyH���l���ntlli��� work In tlio
world. S;|ny,��,r. Bnmjiip opnlM sont froo.
, Building tuition, monthly, ti.toe year. Slnul,)
!0|il���s, 'i.', eftii.i.  Evory mnnl,,1,' cnntalnH lit'im-
Iflll  I'lah'a,  III COlOIH, and PllOtlllMllPllH of ,,,'W
IOUS0B, will, plaiiH, fiiahllni,' builders to���t,my tlio
Btoat doBltmd and aoouro oontraotR, Addrois
��� MU.NN St, CO., Mav Ifoaic, ;|��1 BnoASWAT,
Str. Arrow
LEAVES
Head of Upper Arrow Lake
FOR  NAKUSP
^WiY MONDAY AND I'UI'Ai
At 1? o'(.'l.o<-|<    N,,',\i
Several important changes havo been
made in the 13. C. Mineral Act this session, The four corner posts have been
done away with, which is regarded by
most prospectors as un advantage, the
fixing of such posts being a laborious
job.
Mr. M. Grady, wbo sold two claims in
tho Grady group on Four Mile Creek
for n high figure last fall, returned here
last Saturdav from a three months' visit
to his homo at Peterborough. Out. He
is noeiimpanied by Messrs. W. Grady
and P. Smith, relatives. They left for
the Slooan on Tuesday.
Many promising ledges havo been
disoovered in tho Big Bend which are
being kept "dark," as the prospector
knows that with the present means of
communication and the cost of freighting, it would be folly to record them.
Tho new wagon road to Steamboat Canyon will reduce prices quite one half.
It will bo but a short time now until
tho season for gold prospecting opens,
and from present indications hundreds
will leave Iievelstoke and outside places
for the Big Bend early in the spring.
The usual successes and failures will
follow as a natural result. Cheaper
freight rales are giving the miners heart,
and thero is no doubt but the next few
years will see the Big Bend "deep digging" producing moro gold than in the
palmy days of '60. The "wild eat'' and
"greater than the Comstock" man had
better keep out. Ho will only injure
tho country.
The hard times in Australia resulted
in one of the colonies assisting the unemployed to reach and work some of
the old plaoer diggings. Experienced
miners accompanied the parties, and
from latest accounts the experiments
wero a success. Plaoer miniug in conjunction with a small garden is one of
the most independent of livelihoods.
There are dozens of such places in the
Big Bend nud Cariboo which if taken
hold of in a proper manner would furnish an independent living for a largo
number of men with posBiblities of a
reasonable stake.
Messrs. Geo. and J. Terryherry, with
another man, left for Oarnes Creek last
Tuesday. They took up two mouths
supplies nuci will at once commence
operations ou the Rip van Winkle claim,
which was re-staked for a Revelstoke
syndicate last week. Thero is already a
shaft about 300 feet from the present
channel, and this shaft they will tap at
the bottom by driving a tunuel for about
100 feet, the mouth of the tnnnel being
about 200 feet from tho creek. This
tunnel will drain the shaft and all subsequent levels which will branoh off from
it. We do not kuow whether the shaft
touches bed-rock, but the inflow of
water is said to have stopped the miue
several yours ago. If the tnnnel taps
the shaft at tho bottom it will effectually
drain it; if uot, thero are waterwheels
thero which can be utilised for pumping. The company will go ahead at
once vigorously, aud do not intend to
make any noiso abont it until they have
proved the ground in a thorough manner. As soon as the mnchinery can bo
packed in they will put up a sawmill and
construct several flumes. Old-timers
say the Rip van Wiukle is a good prospect,
Ed. Pieknrd arrived down from
Oarnes Creek on Wednesday. Ho went
up with Bob Green to Btake two claims
ou tho old Rip van Winkle mine, but
they wore too late, the wholo ground
having been staked by the Terryherry
Bros. On his road dowu, Pieknrd met
several men bound for the gold district.
First were J. W. Haskins and Sol. Holden, who were going to Smith Creek.
Haskius would probably go on uorth to
Canoe River. Next ho met the i'erry-
berrys and another man with several
inndred pounds of supplies on three
sleighs, aud shortly afterwards ho mot
with two,strangers with a heavily laden
sleigh, who seemod to be rather disheartened at the difficulty of getting
along, Thev were bound for French
Creek on Gold Stream, but at Iho rate
they wero progressing it wonld tako
thein a long time to reaoh then-. Bob
Gr,en remained at Carnes Creek, whero
he has a comfortable shelter Bnd plenty
of grub,
Oarnes Creek, 28 miles north of Rovelstoko has been slaked nnder the placer
miuing lease law for sntni three or fonr
miles, Willi the sure advent of a wagon
road to tho head of the oaoyon, so as tn
cheapen supple s and make possible tho
transportation of pumps, machinery,
elc, the min, rs have again taken heart
and are flocking back to their old claims.
The bedrock on Oarnes Creek is deep
and iu some places the inflow of water is
too great lo bo kept under control by
the primitive means employ ul heretofore. "Cariboo" Cameron spent his
last mining days there and pronounced
thc criek rioh Small fortunes have
been mado there inside of Ihe last 8
years, Modern pumping appliances
will boIvo Ihe water problem. It remains for the present owueis to do tho
rest.
LOCAL NEWS.
Go to R. Tapping's for your hand
sleighs,
R. S. Wilson has opened a mantle
department.
Oh, such oranges and lemons at tho
Western Milling Co's.
Tom Home left town this week on a
trip to the Mid-winter Fair.
Another week of cheap bargains in
ladies' Hats and Mantles at H. N,
Coursier's.
R. S. Wilson bus secured Iho services
of Mr, Martin Schwieg, from one of the
best tailoring establishments in Chicago.
Mr. Gould 'the photographer is in
town. His cabinets arc excellent. Now
is the timo to get good pictures of tho
children.
Fred Ahlin arrived back from n visit
to Seattle on Thursday morning, just in
time to miss his brother Gottfried, who
went west Wednosdoy night.
Itch on human and horses and all
animals cured in 30 minutes by Wonl-
ford's Sanitary Lotion. '1 his never fails.
Sold at Revelstoke Pharmacy.
Mr, John Abrahamson, who went to
Banff Hot Springs last week suffering
from acute rheumatism, is progressing
very favorably and will pro!,ably return
homo next week.
For Bacon, Feed Wheat, Shorts or
Oats go to the Western Milling Co's.
Messrs. 1). McGillivrav. N. k ti. Ry.,
and R Marpole, supt, C.P.R.. arrived
np from a tour of inspection over the
R k A. L. and N. k ti. branchea on
Saturday und wout west by train.
A few left.���A few ladies' Huts at
81 to 83 aro still being offered at H. N,
Coursier's.
To give anything like a proper report
of the ball last night would require a
column; being our publishing day we
are compelled to hold it over till next
week, when a list of those present will
be given -about 50 couples.
Mr. M. McDonald, of Calgary, well
known in Revelstoke as the agent for
Smith and Brigham, now represents the
Westen Milling Co. in the N.W.T. and
B.C. Tbe Western Milling Co.'s flour
ranks with the best in the Dominion.
If you want Rolled Oats the Western
Milling Co. have a consignment just in.
The nnmorous friends of Mr. H. D.
Hume will be pleased to know that ho
has returned from a visit to New
Brunswiok, and is now filling his old
position of conductor on the dining oar
between Revelstoke and Salmon Arm.
Lacks and Flouncinos.���Just openod
np, a great variety of Fancy Laces aud
Financings at H. N. Coursier's.
In the Presbyterian church on Monday night the newly-organised T.P.S.C.
E. held tbeir first meeting, whioh was
addressed by the president, Mr. F. W.
Laing. The society meets every Monday night in the church on tho hill.
Whosoever will mny como and be certain
of a cordial welcome.
English Spavin Liniment removes all
hard, soft or calloused lumps and blemished from horses. Blood spavin, curbs,
splints, ringbone, sweeuey, stifles, soro
and swell n throat, coughs, sprains, ko.
Save ��50 by use of one bottle. Warranted
the most wonderful Blemish Cure ever
known,   The Revelstoke Phurmacy.
Next Thursday night there will bo a
concert-entertainment in Bourne's Hall,
at wbieh most of our best local talent
will bo represented. Tho programme is
uot a very longthy one, but the items, as
will bo seen by a perusal of the advertisement on onr fourth pago, aro each
und all of first-class merit. A full house
is predicted, so come early. Freo 'buses
will leave the lowor towu at 7 o'clock.
Just arrived at the Western Milling
Co.'s, a carload of Hungarian and strong
bakers' flour.
A meeting of tho Firo Brigade wus
held in the iii o hall on Wednesday night,
W, M. Browu -as ro-eleclcd chief, Guy
Barber assistant chief, A. H. Holdich
chief engineer, and C, Abrahamson and
J. I. Woodrow engineers. The engine
was moved into tho uow firo hull on
Thursday. The boys of lho brigade will
have to show a little more Interest in
their duly or else it will be necessary lo
enroll a new lot. Probably with tho advent of fino weather and lho weekly
drill fresh zeal will kindlu in thn breasts
of our ainatenr firemen. At present,
however, Ihe boys nro " out of sight."
Awarded
Highest Honors   World's Fair.
A consignment of potatoes and fresh
butter to arrive at tho Western Milling
Co's.
Church of England service will (u.v.)
be held in the schoolhouse tomorrow
evening at 7.30 by fhe Rev. F. Tolland.
Mr, Clarence Hume, of C. B. Hume k
Co., returned this week from a three
months' visit to his home, FJorenceville,
N.B. His friends are surprised that he
has come back alone. It was generally
expected he would return a benedict.
The Y.P.C.E. meeting in Ihe Methodist church ou Monday night wasa most
enjoyable one, singing nnd mnsie being
interspersed with readings and sociable
talk. Hereafter the meetings will be
hold on Tuesday nights. A cordial
invitation is extended to all.
A splendid assortment of Indies' Dress
Goods, Trimmings and Spring Milliuery
will shortly bo opened np at H. N.
Coursier's.
Rheumatism Coted in a Day.���South
American Rheumatic (hire for Rheumatism and Neuralgia radically cures iu 1
to 3 days. Its action upon the system is
remarkable und mysterious. It removes
at once the cause and the disease immediately disappears. The first dose greatly
benefits.���75 cents. At tho Revelstoke
Pharmacy.
Anyone desiring to seo Mr. Fitzstubbs'
report to the Minister of Mines nn the
mines iu Revelstoke Division ean do so
by calling at tbis oflico. Mr. Fitzstubbs
has dono his level best to give the northern part of West Koolenay a big black
eye, His report on mining iu the Nelson
Division is quite the reverse. This is
not fair play. How long ago did Mr.
Fitzstubbs inspect the mines in this
division?
"I heard a song," words and musio
by Henry Robson, This is one of the
sweetest pieces yet published, especially
in the refrain, which glides into the dear
old Bongs oi "Swunee River," "Home,
sweet homo," nod "The last roso of
summer," Throngh the kindly courtesy
of Mr. W. D. Boyoe, of the Chioago
Ledger, in which paper tbe words were
published, we have been favored by the
author with a copy of this touching
song, AI. Witmark & Sons, 51 West
28th Street, New Tork City.
CORRESPONDENCE.
[aedbessed to the editor.]
The Editor cannot be responsible for the
opinions expressed by correspondents.
The Quartz Claim on Five Mile
Creek,
A letter from Mr. H. A. Brown regnrd-
iug our Trout Lake correspondent's
statement about the abovo claim is iu
type und would have appeared in this
column to-day but for the fact that in
the Vancouvor World to hand yesterday
we uotiee a lettor from Mr. Brown on
tho samo subject, in which he says; " I
will see the Kooteuay Star corrects the
statement." Now, rightly or wrongly,
we take Mr, Brown to mean that he
will make us correct tho statement.
Uuder this threat wo decliue to publish Mr. Brown's letter.���Ed,
A, H,  HOLDICH,
Of 8\V   : '. I ".'. '   :..
Aiialytlcnl Chemist .v Assayer,
l�� BV E l 8T0 R E.   R 0
MOST PERFECT MADE.
A | 'ire Gr.ipe Cream of Tartar Powder. Free
from Ammonia, Alum or ,iny other adultlranti
"jo n.Atft mr- sTAMOAr*.*-
wifh ��8,000, and it would be a pity to
waste half the money on work not essential and then uot be able to build half
way to Trout Lake, ai ,1 thus delay the
shipment of ore for another vear.���
Yours truly, MALCOLM BEATON.
Thomson's Landing. March 7ib.
BIRTH.
BontKE.���March 10th. at the Senate
Hotel, Bevelstoke, the wife of Mr.
Johu Bourke of a son.
ODDFELLOWSHIP.
New Lodge at Revelstoke.
Revelstoke Lodge No. 25, l.Q.OJ.f
was organized on Friday evening, March
2nd, by Bro. J. H. SU-rrit, D.D.G.M.,
from Donald, assisted  by P.G.V Mc-
Leod,   MeGinnis, Mathio aud Wood-
houso  (N.G.), all of Douald  Lodge
The uew lodge started with seven char-,
ter members, and during tbe evening
eleven candidates were initiated.   Bro,
Sterrit, in a neat speech, exhorted the'
brethren to put their shoulder to the
wheel and  advance   Oddfellowship tc
the ntmost of their power.   After en-,
conraging words from other of the visit'
ing brethren, among whom were Messrs
Johnson, Collie, Anderson and Fleish-
man, refreshments were served aud the
new lodge was launched uuder Ihe most
auspicious conditions of fraternal feeling.   The following were installed as"
the first officers of Revelstoke Lodge:���'
Bros. W. J. Lee, N.G.; A. Craig, V.Gkj*
G. Newman, sec; C. Lindmark, tieus.:'
R. S. Wilson, warden; R. Howson, conductor; J. Kirkup, R.S.N.G.; R, Wet-
more, L.S.N.G.*; Dr.MoLean, K.S. V.G.,-'
L. Solwuy, L.S.V.G.; L. Wilkinson,
I.G.J 0. Lewis, O.G.  The lodge rooms
are over Howson's furniture store.
PHOTOGRAPHS.
-���.oif���o���':o:-
WM. J. GOULD,
THE  PHOTOGRAPHER,
Ie ready to supply photos to all who
may require a first-class picture. Cabinets'
a specialty. Be suro and bring children
in the morning, or not later than 2 p.m.
Work delivered in from three to eight
days und guaranteed equal to mysam-,
pies. Prices reasouuble. Terms cash, or
its equivalent. Tent pitched beside the
C.P.R. tank.
L. A. FEm<
practical; builder.
Shop opposite the Union Hotel''
I am prepared to do all kinds of
REPAIRING AND NEW WORK IN MY
UU.
Office Fixtures, Camp Furniture*
etc. Made to Order.
Your patronage is solicited.
Contract Labor on Government
ltoadmakin-r.
Sin,���I notice in the columns of the
Stab that certain parties who have little
or uo interest in tho Lardeau country
aro making commendations with regard
to where Ihu wagou road to Trout Lako
shall start and how tho work shall be
performed. Permit me to express my
views, which I feel satisfied are in harmony with thoso of the bona fide mine
owners in Lardeau and the residents of
Trout Lake, In the best interests of
the country I am opposed to tho contract system on small jobs in a now
uining district, for lho reason that the
money earned on Government work by
prospectors and ranchers enables them
to develop their claims and farms, and,
for anothor thing, it is spout iu Iho
locality, to Ihe great, benefit of our merchants. Quite as uiuoh work would be
done as by tbo cntrnot system, thus
killing two birds with ono stono.
Uu tho other hand, if tho work is
given out by contract the contractor, of
course, must maku a profit, and iu order
lo do this imports cheap I ramp labor, at
say from ��1.-10 to 81,75 per day. And
when the work is dono ol! go tbo contractor and bis imported laborers, taking
what money lhey havo been able to save
with I hem. For all practical purposes
tho work might as well havo been dono
by Chinamen,
Wo had a slight tnsto of imported
labor last summer under our imported
roud superintendent, who would not hire
a miner if he could help it, but Imported
most of his hands from Iho coast; aud
whon tho trail work ceased he and bin
laborers vanished and tlio money with
them. We want no ��125 a month superintendent, All wo require are trustworthy foremen, and we have plenty of
them on the spot.
With regard to the starling point I
am in favor of commencing nl the very
head of tho arm, mar Thomson's or
Kvanspori, and build from there to
Trout Lake first, and case of thore being
two or threo thousand dollars left in
hand build a nioe drive of three or four
miles around the head of the arm, Bill
lor pity's snko lot us have some kind of
a road to Trout, Lake. I am afraid we
win not be aljl'i to do u'l nro want to
C. P.��. HOTEL
REVEL8TOKB.
F. McCaktiiv   ....    Pi-of'
First-class Temperance House,
Board ahd Locarno .*?5 Pbb Wkkk.'
MI'.W.s, 25c,      UKDI 25c.
This hotel is situated convenient to the
station, is  comfortably furnished,  and
all',,ids Iirst class accommodation,
OCEAN STEAMSHIPS.
Proposed Sailings Irom Halifax
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NUMIDJAN     "    Aurl.29
VANCOUVER,. Dominion Mar.24
OREGON       "       Aprl. 7
LABRADOR,..,      "       Aprl.21
From Boston.
LAKE ONTARIO,.. .Beaver,.. Mar. 2S-*
LAKE SUPERIOR...   "    ...Aprl.ll
LAKE WINNIPEG.,    "    ,:.Aprl,2f>
Cabin jj-15, (-oil, SU0, s.70, 1*80 and
upwards.
Intermediate, ���'���'JO; Steerage* Mo,
Passougers ticketed through to Mr
points in Groat Britain and IfelsfiQ, undid specially low rules to all parti of th,
European continent,
Apply to nearest steamship oi .v!-.,,,*
agont ; to
I. T, Rrcwtftor-
Aot-uT. Hi*iHst5Toiu;
���" lb RbjatlKT ""." ii, -,*,-.,i I'lisKij-re'r
i<-��':n*-, Wi,,-,i,.,.| As Abu.ramu advanced, tall and commanding, tl'.rough the court to the inclosed
garden, his retainers one by one saluted him
with affectionate reverence. They had the
air of men ready to forego life or taith for
their master. Their handa twitched with
lawlessness, and tbeir beards trembled with
wild daring tnat even Abu-ramu had found
it hard toiubject.
"He ought to be king of Shinar and of
Ur. Who is there like unto him?" they
whispered, nodding at one another and at
him, as the son of Terakh, clad in a sheepskin, with a turban of camel's hair, and
with bare feet, strode into history.
The paradise was eool. Grateful shades
lay under tho stately date-palms. The
garden was intersected by flowing canals,
andthe growth of flowora.oflotus, almonds,
pomegranates, and acacias was intoxicating.
Unexpectedly, one would find an altar
hidden in a grove. Yonder an open space
was tiled for a bathing-pavilion. The
garden was two acros iu area,���a princely
size for a town garden,���and every foot of
it was busy with growth. Only the family
of Terakh aud his intimate friends had
access to the spot. Melons, citrons, figs,
and grapes wcre carefully roared, and
abundant, Raro odors of spices and imported llowers traveled lazily abont the
inclnsiire. Ah, thc contrast to the desert !
What a relief from the withering sky and
tho brazen battle with the sun ! Abu-ramu
drank in the cool fragrance that leaped to
meet him. He lovod this paradise almost
as much as he did his father. Hisseuses,
refined by tho renunciation of the desert,
by tho mystic thoughts that are iaspired
through solitude, responded not to women,
nor to the sensuous luxuries of wealth,
but  to perfumes  and  to natural shade.
"I do not think," he said in an undertone, as if talking toa blue, lotus in the
water hy his side, "that Hurki is here."
"Aha, 0 Abu ! Shall I tell the king ?"
The son of Terakh stopped as if a javelin
had whirred past his ear. Ho recognizod
the musical laugh, the tones of semi-sarcasm,
which used to nettle or amuse him. But
he was under the narcotic infiuenco of
the garden, and he forgot his natural dignity in the pleasure of seeing his little
friend again. No rebuke sprang to his
lips.
" It is Iskah," he said to himself, looking around. Then aloud : " Where art
thou, Iskah?  Show thyself, chi'd. Come!"
The last exclamation of impatience was
met with a mad, ringing shout, A white
cloud seemed to rise from behind a cluster
of pomegranates.  It fluttored to his side.
" Child ? 0 Abu I" it said in reproachful
tones.   "Behold I"
Iskah with a deft motion unwound a
lfght veil that protected her from the heat.
Her head, uouk, aa 1 right arm blazed bare
in the filtered sun. Abu-ramu started back
with a rueful expression as he confronted
,he most beautiful woman in Ur.
"Iskah, my child���can it be thou?" he
itammered.
The girl uttered another merry laugh.
"Toll mo, 0 most ancient patriarch, am
I a child ?" Asshe said this, Mali drew herself up superbly. A toss of hor head, and
her black hair formed a frame for her face.
Hor ruddy lips woro slightly parted in an
irresistible smile, Her olive skin, upon the
delicate surface of which emotions had not
yet left their imprint, was uow dimpled
with witching lines of laughter. Hor eyes
bubbled like springs. Her figure was as
stately as a palm. Thus, aftor years of
separation, Iskah, the daughter of Haran,
confronted her kinsman,
While Abu gazed upon her beauty in a
helpleBB way, she too looked upon him.
And as sho looked, his high stature, the
comeliness nf his features, tho tiro of command that quivered in his noatrila aud
shone in his eyes, ahove all, a spirituality
that was foreign to her own nature, and
which seemed to cover him liko a precious
ointment���these caused Ahu-ramu to tind
renewed faa or in tho eyc3 of the maiden.
"There is none like unto him in shinar,"
sho thought; "but he shall never know it
from me."   Then she said aloud :
"Why dost thou not salute me? Am
I not a priestess ot the house of Hurki ?
Thou must do me reverence." She advanced a step, cast from her countenance
all girlishness, ami assumed an expression
of such pious dignity, that Abu-ramu involuntarily brought hw right hand up in
thc recognized attitude of devotion. At
this moment her eyes seemed to communicate secrets to the stars.
"Art thou a woman, Iskah, or a goddess?" askel Abu-ramu. ile did not yet
understand tbat modesty as well as caprice
can, at a moment's notice, convert a guileless maiden into a consummate actress. Thc
girl looked at him softly. To-morrow she
was the moon-god's and the king's. Hence-
foith she would bo imprisoned within the
court oi tha mighty ziggurat, She dared
not question heraelf as to the full meaning
of this Immurement,   But at this h ur ihe
was free, and her favorite kinsman was
with her.   Sue said gently, witi, a sigh :
"To-day, 0 Aim, I am a woman i tomorrow a goddess, II thou wilt.   Come to
the lard,; I fear they will surve when 1
go. ! feed them for the last time." With
a sad imile she turned, and he followed.
I this bo Iskah ��� Abn-i imu felt
himself confused. Was this the child he
had chased like a butterfly through tho
paradise, and who fitfully allowed herself
to be caught? Heoountedup the years.
She oould not be more than sixteen. Sixteen!   Impossible I
Now Al,u-ramu watohod Iskah feeding
her pigeons: her motions had matchless
grace, her body undulated Inperfootourvos,
and he remembered the ferocious leer of the
stone god flurki. His father wa, pron ! of
it, Tho more horrible the god, the greater
the art. Hut Abii-rnmu's heart cultivated
in Ihe loneliness of the desert, to gentle
thoughts, shrank from the hideous thing,
In silence he continued to observe the
maiden. Her slender height, her supple-
ness, and, ahove all, the queenliness of the
pose of her head and nock, began to act
upon him like ferment.n 1 wine,
"Shall symmetry servo the misshapen?
Shall beauty hc priestess to a monster ?
Shall a while no.il redden hefore nameless
mysteries' Shall Iskah bn a bond-slave to
Hurki?"   Suoh questions elTorvefOOil in bis
heart.   His grasp tlghtonod  upon the bow
that ho carried in his left-hand, Hoioothod
to fight. Bnt with whom should he do
battle? Hurki? Tho king! Theolly! The
nation? And for whom ! Iskah! Why, ah,
why Indeed!
' "Thou lookest at me strangely," said tho
maiden, suddenly turning to him.
"Hecause thou wilt be priestess," answered Abu-ramu, simply. Though his words
were restrained, nevertheless, his eyes
betrayed his new feeling.
The girl looked at him gravely, Her
levity had already fled like the lizard at
her feet. His color had deepened under
his beard. He appeared to her like a son of
the morning. Iskab's heart almost suii'ocat-
ed her. True, she had prayed for him every
day at her altar, that feverish winds anil
spells and malign gods might spare him ;
she had secretly gloried in his reputation
and influence and wealth. He was as her
pride would have him. And few are the
noble women who find their soul's desire.
Heart's peers do not ofton meet, Why did
the words of hor kinsman give her such
dangerous pleasure? Iskah was troubled
because sho could not understand her own
emotions. She would be priestess���yes,
dio before he should suspect them,
At this word the girl, well knowing the
horrible punishment meted out to those
who did not bow down and worship the
popular god, sprang forward, and with a
cry of fear put her hand upon his mouth,
"0 Abu, thedesert hath mado theemadl'
She trembled, panting as sho epoko
"1'eace 1" she said,atill holdinghorporfum-
ed hand to hia lips. "I fearsome Blave may
hoar thee, and tell tho high prieBt, and
thou diost,"
"Dost thou care ?" he whispered. Agitations new to him swept over him like the
khamsin.
"0 Ishtar 1" she exclaimed, throwing
her head back, forgetting herself.
At this artless mention of thc goddess of
love, the veil (hopped trom Ahu-ramti's
heart, and in that moment was rovealed to
him his soul's desire. His blood surged to
his ears and deafened him. It mounted to
his eyes and blinded him. He shivered
like the motionless water when a stone falls
upon it.
"Iskah," he said softly.
"Let me go!" She drew back, trying to
unclasp his hand. "I did not mean it;
Hurki would uot do this,"
"Iskah, I have needof thee," he whispered in a penetrating, low voice,
" And Hurki of me," she gasped.
"Hurki," he blazed, "shall have no part
in thee, Iskah, for my love hath seized thee
to be mn wife."
He said this solemnly, liko an oath,
pointing according to ancient custom, toward the rising of the moon as witness,
The swift Oriental way of loving had taken
him, He did not withstand such an intoxicating fate, Iskah repulsed him with her
eyes, Btraightened herself with pretty hauteur, relaxed, and, mastered by his love,
melted into his arms, Then did the two
understand the meaning of the ancient
piovorh which tolls ub that a minute in tho
tent of the bsloved ouo ia equal to an eternity within thc gate of the king. Gently
Abu-ramu raised her face to his, and gazod
into it with the intensity of an astrologer
seeking for a sign in tho heavens:
" Thou art more beautiful than the herald of the morning," he said reverontly.
" Thy word is the breath of the gods, Thou
enohainestme."
Iskah returned his look in rapture. Then
hor face trembled from her chin unto her
eyes.   Her tears began to fall slowly.
" Abu," she said, trying to hide her faco
in his mantle, " how didst thou know that ]
I loved thee? For I put mine eyes in bond, I
and my lips wereBealed, thatno love might j
osapethem.   Why didst  thou not oome
soonor, Aim? For my freedom taketh wings
on tho rising of the sun, and itis death for j
the priestess of Hurki tiie Brilliant to look
upon men."
"Iskah," be aaid in a tone of command,
" dost thou love ms?"
Sho answered steadily:
" Now thou knnweat it, my lord. Thy
yoke is upon my ,-oul until my breath f ass-
ea to the west. Perhaps," she added with
inspired eyes, until tn; gods are dead ; but,
alas! mv bo ly is Hurki'e I"
When he heard these words, Abu-ramu
expanded as if Nentsi, tbe god warrior, had
challenged him. hkah looked at him in
wonder. He seemed to grow in stature,
aod lightning played over hia brow. He,
drew a Ion a breath :
''��� Iskah, my tieloved, now I will tell thee !
the hidden thing of my life. A new (iod
hath sent his command unto mc in dreams."
He stopped, for his voice, charged with
energy, cooked him. Iskah stared at her
lover incredulously, but his high mieu con- [
strain'.d her respect.
" A new god I" she repea'ed. " Suoh a
thing has no', been heard of since the great
gods fashioned men with the faces of the
ravens."
" There can be-there are r,o other gods
besides him," Abu-ramu continued hoarse-
iy. " Hh countenance is as blinding as the
sun. His voice is as soft, as a whisper. I
worship no other   gods   but him, no'eve,:
bTnrki My Oo I, be is not stone. He Is
a spirit,"
Warn was the meaning of these words'!
! ikah t...., itifol fa, a expressed , bewilderment which was hard to enlighten, II,it
she loved like the women of her raoe and
time, who did nol protest, bul v epted tbe
���.     md will of a   iver with in, flm kin
"What is hit name?" sin, asked man
iwed ��� i,   " Thou art his pi i
" H , name he lm noi revei 11 to nie,"
ani vered Abu, reverestly, "II li the
everlasting: llu lhaddal, I ��� Oo I Svlmighty,
llarken unto me," he oontlni'ed with a
s'eady, rising voice, and clasping her I, ind��
tightly; " forget It not, fear not, tl
not, for my Hod,���the father of the great
a ids, whom diviners and augur, and i-,-,- ,
sayers have never seen, for ii>- la not made
with hands,   nor   fashioned   from stone or
i , ie supreme flu, shall establish my
soat, He will build np my might,   He will
increase my papyri, my corn, my silvor,
my cattle, my furniture, and my servants
in my hands. He wiil guide me to a better
land.    Wiih the fruit   of   my loins he will
enrioh the four corners of tho earth -for
thou will, be n.y wife."
Iskah was Idled by the sound of these
words, as a person standing in a belfry
tower is filled with tho sound of a great
hell, Great, hearts in all ages have made
religion lovn, and love religion.
" Art, thou greater than Hurki, fl my
lord?" askel Iskah, clinging to him in an
ecstasy of terror.
" 1 have prayed to the groat godl to
Ishlur, to  Ilea,   t*  Anunlt,   to   Nobo, to
.Shttinash, ami to tho groat moon-god Hurki.
with thc conviction of a man who had
thoroughly tested tha subject. He had a
grand look. The two trembled with the
consciousness that this unique apo3tasy
meant an epoch in Shinar.
" Thou art a god, 0 Abu, but art thou
mightier than the king ?" This Iskah said,
with tho enlightenmcntofonewboporceiveB
the difference between the spiritual power
of a atone god and the temporal power of a
despot.
In answer the man of the desert grasped
his weapon, and shook it exultingly.
"I have stretched the arch of tho bow
once, and King Amraphel has trembled. I
have stretched it twice, aud he has turned.
The third time I stretch the wood a god shall
tumble to the earth, and a king shall topple
from his throne."
"Abu," said the woman, hiding her face,
" boast not for my sake I Spare thyself I
The god claimeth me,"
" If 1 smite the god, wilt thou bo my
wife?" hc demanded imperiously.
" If thy god is greater than my god, and
thy hand heavier than tho king's, and thou
win mo from the high altar of Hurki, thy
will shall bo my will, and thy handmaid
will follow theo aa thy nod leadcth her."
A shrill voice from the other ond of the
garden interrupted their whisper.
" At the hour of sacrifice I will call upon
my Ood," whispered Abu-ramu, significantly.   "Ho thou ready, and fear not."
They clasped, they kisaed, thoy parted.
Like a white bird, or liko the princess that
she was, Iskah swept away. Even at the
gate of the women's court thoir eyes embraced. The great love she gavo bore
Iskah along on the torrent of Abu-ratnu's
conviction, In thoso old days women gave
themselves blindly when they loved. They
did not reason about it.
"My love, Abu���0 terrible Hurki I" she
cried, flinging herself exhausted before her
inner sanctuary,   "() thou now God,   if it
be in thy power, make me hia wife 1"
(to be continiiro).
GEEWSOMS WELSH SUmJTITIOff
A Bed-Hot Pllclirork  Plunged  Into the
Corpse ol'a Supposed Wilcls.
An old woman in a villago near Salsburg
recently diod, says the Cardiff (Wales)
Mail. Her death gave great satisfaction to
tho other villagers, for she was looked upon
as a witch and feared accordingly. After
tho funeral several of tho ohief inhabitants
repaired to the Wirthchaft to celebrate
suitably the relief experienced at getting
thia dangerous person safely underground ;
but while they were drinking pleasantly in
came a messenger to say thatthe cow of one
of those prcsent,a neighbor of tho deceased,
had died suddenly without any apparent
cause, The meeting, horror-atrieken, adjourned in a body to examine tho cow, and
unanimously agreed that tho animal had
bcen bewitched. No doubts wore entertained as to the perpetrator of the deod.
Evidently burying was not enough to stop
this dangeroua old lady, and it was decided,
alter earnest discussion, to adopt the old
plan of making a horse jump over the
witch's grave, and thus put an end to her
powers. A horse was accordingly fetched,
but, strange to say, nothing would induce
him to jtmp ovorthe grave. The incontets-
able proof of the unholy influence emanating
from th" spot caused tho public excitement
to increase. The mayor of the villago de
cided to use a somewhat drastic moans,
much in favor in the middle agea, viz., to
stab the witch's body with a red-hot pitch
fork. The hody was exhumed, the fork
heated, and the whole ceremony carried
out, By the time the company had finished
their work and gone back to refresh them-
selveB at the \V rthchaft, the authorities of
the town had heard of what waa going on,
A party of mounted police, were sent to tho
village, and all thoae who had been concerned in the affair were taken in',, custody,
The Armstrong (Jun-
The Armstrong (inn Company has shown
Borne very intereating experiments with the
latest ordnance. A (i-inch gun was fired
four times in twenty seconds, an 8-inch gun
three times in thirty seconds. A torpedo
waa driv n satisfactorily with cordite as
powder. There was a search light which
would keep its beam upon au object no matter how violently the vessol rolled. A 10-
inch thirty-ton gun, when it was (irod,
opened the breech screw by tho recoil and
wound up a spring, whicli, when released,
would close the breech again. A 4 7-10
field howitzer anchored itself after tho first
discharge by driving a spade-shaped plate
into the ground, after which its recoil was
met by a jacket which nirrounded it. A flinch gun, with light portable disappearing
mountings, for a siege train, could be taken
apart so that no portion weighed more than
three tons, ten hours being required to
mount it, A (i inch naval gun tirod five
rounds in sixty-nine seconds, each timo at
a different range and targot. A plato of
special steel designed for a shield rooeivod
rid-and * ratlin g gun fire at IHO yards range
without, a single penetration, whilo the
j, ate hitherto used was penetrated at every
shot, the flailing gun almost cutting it in
two.
Liiuiinoui Paint-
Nearly every one has beard of luminous
paint���the sulphide of calcium���but It is
1 comparatively few poraoni
know muoh ibout the behavior of this Interesting oom pound. When of good quality il is quite white, as seen by reflected
light, but the lu/hl that :s emitted by il, in
the dirk, Immediately alter exposure to the
rayjofthe buii, is quite blue, and
thi emitted light ll 01 a lavender buo directly after aubjeotlon to the action of ordinary diflmed daylight. Both of then,,
colors, howover, In a dark room rapidly
fade Into a white light that Is more luminous. A greater luminosity is produced by
a (thort and near exposure to an ordinary
artiflolal light, or by being plaoed near a
Window, aboul lUOiet on a rainy day. The
direct rays of a bright, foil  moon,  fulling
on it for iev��ral minutes, have vory little
effeot, making it bandy visible iu a dark
room. Aftei ten seconds' exposure to good,
dlfflused daylight, which Ii as effective as
an expo,urn of ten hours, this mhltanoo
will give out, comlderable light for ten or
twelve hours, and Its luminosity will not
entirely (llsapnnat in loss than thirty hours.
This gnat, difference in thn time required
for the absorption and emission ol light is
quite remarkable, and it makes it. ioem aa
if the light omitted were many times groat-
or than Ibat absorbed,
Charlotte is a French name, meaning All
Noble.
Edgar, a Saxon name, means Happy
Honor.
Egbert, a Saxon designation, is Thc Ever
Bright.
Beatrice is Latin, tho Ono who makes
Happy,
Theodosia, the Greek name, means Given
by God.
Edward, a Saxon name, means Happy
Keeper.
Silas was of Latin origin,.meaning a Countryman.
Helen ia a Greek name,meaning the Alluring One,
Phyllis means a green bough. The name
is Greek.
Christopher ia Greek, signifying Christ
Bearing,
Reuben, Jewish namo.aignifies the Son of
a Vision.
Mark is of Roman origin, meaning The
Hammer.
Honora, a Latin name, signifies tho Honorable One,
Ophelia comes from the Greek, and means
a Serpent.
^ Aurora is from  the   Latin,  Morning
Splendor.
Oswald, tho Saxon natno, moana The
Ruler ofa House,
Horatio, an Italian namo, means Worthy
to Bo Seen.
Ignatius, from the Latin, signifies The
Fiery Man.
Philip, from the Greek, means a Lover o
Horseflesh.
Walter is an old German word, moaning
Conqueror.
Toby, a Hebrew name, moana Tho Goodness of The Lord,
Manfred, the German name, signifies A
Great Peace.
Donis is Greak, meaning Belonging to tho
God ot Wino.
Bridget is of Celtic origin and means thc
Shining One.
Blancho i�� of French origin and signifies
the Fair One.
ttdmond is from the Saxon, moaning A
Happy Peace.
Chloe comes from the Greek,andsignifies
A Green Herb.
Godwin is German or Saxon, The Man
Victorious in God.
Bernioe comes from the Greek, the One
who Brings Victory.
Mabel, a favorite Latin and French name,
meana Lovable.
Jonathan was a Jewish name, meaning
the Gift of the Lord.
Vivian, a Latin word, may be translated
the Loving One.
Hercules, from the Greek, was The Glory
of Hera or Juno.
Emma is German. The first ofthe name
was a nurse girl.
Aaron ia from the Hebrew and signifioa
a Lofty Mountain.
Eudoria is from the Greek, Ono Who
Prospers in Her Way.
Casandria iB from the Greek and means
a Reformer of Men.
Jane and its several combinations is the
feminine of John.
Anna, Hannah, Annie and Ann are Heb-
rew.The Gracious Ono.
Simon, o Hebrew name, may be translated, The Obedient One.
Richard is a genuine Saxon name, moaning Tho Powerful One.
Joshua waa the same Hebrew form as
Jesus, both meaning Savior.
Jemima, a favorite name among the Hebrews, meana a Oove.
Phrebo meana the Light of Life. The
name ia of Greek derivation.
Alice and Alicia aro of Gorman origin,
meaning the Noble One.
Angelina is from the Greek. Ita meaning
ia indicated by ita form.
Hannibal is Carthaginian, meaning the
Grace of the Lord Baal.
Madame Fatti's Proudest Moment,
Mr. Arthur \Yarren aaked Madame Patti
what had boen the proudeat experience in
her career. " For a great and unexpected
honor most gracefully tendored,"aaid Patti,
" 1 havo experienced nothing that has
touched me deeper than a compliment paid
by the Prince of Wales and a diatinguishod
company at dinner given in honor of the
Diiko of York and tho Princess of May a
little while boforo their wodding. The
dinner waa givon by Mr. Alfred Rothsohild,
ono of my oldest and best friends. Thero
were many royalties present, and moro
dukes and duchesses than I can easily remember, During the coremonios tho Princo
of Wales arose, and, to my gnat astonishment, proposed tho health of his 'old and
valued friend Madamo Patti.' Ho made
such a pretty .speech, and in tho course of
it said that he had firat seen and heard mo
in Philadelphia in 1801), when I sang in
' Martha,' and that sinco then his own
attendance at what ho waB good enough to
call my ' victnrios in tho realm of song,'
had been among his most ploasant recollections. Ho recalled the fact that . . . .
his wife bad held up little Prince Gcorgo
in whose honor wc wero thia night assembled, and bade him kiasme, so that in after
life hn mlghtsay that ho had "kissed the
famous Madamo Patti,' And thon, do you
know, that wholo company of royalty, nobility, and men of genius roso and cheered
mo and drank my health."
Water Over Five Milea Deep-
In many respects the North Pacific ocoan
resembles lho North Atlantic, A great
win in eurront, much liko tho gulf flt.roam
and of equal magnitude, called the black
si ream or Japan eurront, runs northward
along the eastern shore of Asia, Close lo
the east coast ol Japan it flows through a
marine valley whioh holds thn deepest
water in tbo world. Itwas sounded at a
depth of Are and a quarter miles by the
l.'iiite.l Slates Bteamer Tuscarora in 187',
while survnying for a projnuted cablo ronlo
between the Unilod Stalca and Japan,
The lo-avy sounding weight took iroro than
an hour to sink to the bottom. But trial
wns made of a ohaim yet more profound,
when-the lead did not fetch it. up all. It
is Ihe only depth of ocean that yet remains un fathomed.
Horrible  Fate of  an  Anarohist Dear
London-
An explosion Close lo   Greenwich Obser.
vntorj.
A London special saya :���A loud explosion waa heard juat after nightfall by the
keepers nf Greenwich Park, about six miles
from London Bridge. A hasty Bearch led
to the discovery of a man nmrilated and
groaning with pain on thc hilltop near the
observatory. Hia legs were 8hattered. One
arm had been blown Irom hia body, and he
had bcen almoat completely disemboweled.
As soon as he became consoiotiB of tbe keepers' preaonco he begged thom to help him
or kill him.
He became inaenaible withinfiveminutes,
and 10 ininiitea after being carried to the
seamen's hospital ho died. English and
French papers found iu the mau's pocketB
showed lhat he was Martial Pourdin, a
foreign AnarchiBl
A MUM Mill OF AN ANARCHIST CLUB.
Pourdin was a member of a dangerous
Anarchist conspiracy ami was a foreign
refugee. He und his colleaguoa frequented
the notorious Autonomic Club in Grafton
street, Tottenham (,'ourl-road.
Doteotivos have been watching tho club
house constantly as well as a near by house
in Windmill street, where many Anarchist
refugeca havo lodged. The occupants of
this bouse havo beon recently in constant
communication with Anarchists oo the
continent. Emilo Henry, who throw the
bomb in the cafo of the Hotel Terminus,
haa visited them within the last year, and
he is believed to have obtained from them
the explosives which ho used in his bomb
on Monday night.
DID UB INTBNO IT FOB  Tm{  OBSKKVATOUT-
Thesameaftornoondetectives saw Pourdin
and another lodger enter the house together
and come out halt an honr later. The unidentified lodger hurried off alone and
Pourdin took a train for Greenwich. Pour-
din's exact intention in making his trip to
Greenwich has not yet been learned. The
papers in his pockota give no clue to it,
though tho first inference was that he intended to blow up the Observatory, but waa
prevented from doing ao by tho premature
explosion.
SOME DREAMS
Visions of Flowers, Fruit and ItutlcrOic*.
-A lady Writes roc.lically About
The Suli if cl.
Toll mo your dreams and I shall read to
you the stars.
Happy arc you who dream of flowers:
for you there arc breezy hillsides and groon
hollows, the sunlight is full of gold, and
kneeling whore fragrant grasses are blown
about you, you roach out eager hands to
feel in cool tangled places for violets, and
oh I there they are, purple and gold, and
all sweet. One by ono you break the
perfumed stems and presently, just aa your
hand is almost full, all too bjou the dream
ends.
Again, you are a-drift upon grey waters,
tho heavena aro grey above you and the
shores aro liko grey cumulous clouds, the
winds sleep, yet the white shallop mysteriously floats on and bears you sooner or
later upon a bank of violets. Your lover,
mayhap, wanders thero liko a white goddess among tho blossoms, and lo 1 she blows
you violets and kisses with the one breath.
Do you dream of roses? What scent and
beauty 1 Tho garden ia full. The aun is
bright upon the red and pink and white
and yellow flowerB, and wild bees singing
of honey revel in the voluptuousness of
their golden hearta; you reach out yonr
arma among them and reat your hot face
upon their exquisite bosoms, breathing
among their souls. That iB all, Regret
followa that tho dream has ended, yet you
are happy for the trifle,
Do you dream ever of sweet-peas? perchance they bloom beneath your window
a maaa of pink ond white and purple
flowers. There are apaiklea of dew upon
them; you can almost touoh them as you
lean from the casement, breathing the up-
floating incense and watching the sphinxes
at play in the moon. No perfume is dearer
thau that of thoao blossoms; it steals somo
way into your life and lingers about yoa
for days after tho droam is over.
You dream too of water-flowers. One
time you are in a valley, a plaoe of gravoa;
a stream flows by at your foet over grassos,
its waters are thin and green and clear like
green crystal; thero is no music, aa they
run slowly, but hero and there are
pure white flowers, waxon waler-flowors
bright liko whito stars on long sterna, and
the south wind just stirs thein. Green
| hills lie on oither side, possessing a transparent beauty as if, should tho winds blow
strong, the earth would sink away fortver.
The gravea lie out of sight on the far elopes.
An atmosphere of unreality pervades the
Bpot, yot there is tho sunlight! Coming
out of tho west it pours into tho valley ovor
the hills, the atream and tho flowers like
rich wino over-froth and you feel that it,
peradventure, is real.
If you dream of pliiuiB, the branches are
heavy with plums���great mellow looking
onos, their blue velvet bioom as yet unbruis-
ed. And very likely if you attempt to
pick one, they all fall to tho ground and
shrivel into dry bits nf skin. You may
dream of lield-peaa. Tho vinos aro full of
pods, plump onos, but they are covered with
black bugs. There aro yellow llowers growing near by, and lilies, white onos, yet foolishly you gather tho gold ouea. Cau you
read the omon of this dream.
If you dream of butterflies, yonr ceiling
is covered with light and dark beauties,
immense follows. You aro ccatatio, you
grasp very likely a broom and brunh about
for them. They soon disappear and presently you disoover that the carpet is covered with broken wings, you havo not one
for your cabinet, Again, somo day you
come across a rare golden ono feeding upon
white bin cs; how cautiously you approach
it,yourhand out-reaching, almosttremhling,
yet, you falter not, but grasp suddenly, and
there! the yollow beauty is yours,���[Helen
M.Merril,
���      -I
M
Sou���" I don't think George Washing*
ton waa so awful smart." Father���" What
do you mean?" Son���"I'll bet ten cents
he couldn't rido a bicycle."
" No man conld make my husbat-d quail."
" Why not ?" " Because lm Ian'*, '-.hat kind
of a bird," c
The Oow Barn of the Future-
It is not dillicult to see that there are to
be radical changes in the near future in
the plans of barns to be built or remodeled
on the dairy farms of this country, and
that we shall in the future build more in
accordance with our wants, and the convenient care of our stock, and not erect
costly structures which make much show
but necessitate crowding the jattle to fit
the barn rather than the reverse. The
improved methods of dairying and the trend
of circumstances that are making old ways
wholly unprofitable, call to the dairyman
to investigate and see if compliance with
the new ways does not demand economy iu
the construction of the barn, in the saving
of unnecessary cost, space and labor,
renderm? the cows more comfortable, with
stalls planned to fit tho cows, and at the
same time comply with tbe requirements of
cleanliness,
The rapidly increasing practice of winter
dairying, and the succeas of tho later systems of cold storage, the two equalizing tho
offerings of a dairy produce upou the market, has mado the dairyman a student in
his profession. He aeoa that ho must dairy
it 305 daya in the year, and that the barn
must bo in everyday uae all tho timo. So
the old 80x40 foot structure with ita cramped aud limited stables is wholly uusuited
to his wants, Tho yet more modern stonewalled basement barn, surmounted with its
castle-like structure, is an extreme as far
the other way from deairable utility. A
barn to meet modern requirements muat be
warm in wintor and cool in sammer, light,
easily kept clean, one that dries out readily, in fact, a deairable living room the
year round, Not one stone baaement barn
in ten answers to tho demand, Too little
light, liability to be damp, bad ventilation,
close and musty in the summer and redolent
with amella in the winter when doors must
be olosed, are their objections. The advent
of the silo, and ita stores of food compressed
into the smallest space and of a character
that calls for summer conditions of life, the
small demand for hay and winter feeding,
and the prospect now that the summer soiling ration will be corn put into a special
silo tho autumn before, makes the huge
barn to hold the bulky cropB of liltle use
save to stand six months of the year a cavern of winds, bringing no profit, in fact a
loss by depreciation of value aud despair,
Then how shall we build? With the
entire change in fooda, there ia no occasion
to pitch the rations up hill, aud then down
again, ao the low barn fills the requirements
of the case. The demand for plenty of light
makes it imperative that there shall be no
blank walla iu the stables, bo the latter
needa to be a distinct affair as far as it relates to anything that will obstruct the
light. This light balloon frame, boarded
inside and out, with lining of building pa-
par, extending north and south, thirty-four
feet wide inaide and at least nine feet in the
clear, and cased windows bo that each cow
shall have au average of three aquare feet
of glass, seems to be the desirable stable of
the future. The studding of this barn may
be sixteen feet, which gives a large hay or
atraw loft, but the overhead floor should
be uf matched stuff so the hay shall not be
fouled with the breath of the cattle and
vapora of the etable.
The plank floor laid on "aleopera" has no
place in the modern cow barn, Let the
floor bo made on the ground, first clay
thoroughly pounded down, and then cemented or tiled. The new paving brick laid in
Portland cement makes a fine floor. No
floor Bhould be tolerated that has space
under it to become a cavern of foul things,
solid or liquid. The stable fittings will not
be the unspaced row, but half box stalls, at
least six feet six inches, in which two cows
will stand fastened with halters or some of
the chain suspended stanchions. The old
rigid stanchion is a relic of the paat days,
when cowa were only tied up nights and
were fed outdoors. It might have answered, a purpose, but now, when for seven
months the cows are in the stables moat of
the time, and even the advocates of exercise admit that their cowa are only out a
"little while daily," the cowa muat have
more freedom of movement than the old
stanchion gave, hence the popularity of the
halter and neck chain. This cow will be
kept cleanly by a proper gutter behind her,
with gratingever it, not a gutter that will
hold the accumulations of two weeka, but a
small trench, which will be cleaned every
day, and land plaster sprinkled, horse
manure or some other absorbent as good
placed in it, and the stable kept clean and
devoid of smells. The ventilators of thia
stable will not open from the top of the
room so aa to allow all the warm air to escape, but will reaoh within a foot of the
floor, and, reaching to the cupola above,
carry off the foul air and gasos that lie in
the lower level.
The well-appointed stable will be provided with a watering device in the mangers,
so that at the proper time the cowa can be
watered and each have hor portion in peace,
and if not wanted at one time, ean be had
at the time wanted. At one end of this
stable will he a combined silo and hay barn,
provided the loft is not large enough to
contain the little hay that the dairy of the
future will demand. This silo will be large
hold tho feed wanted from fall to spriug,
and connected with it will be a small, deap
silo to hold tho feed p< ' up in the fall to
soil tho cowa from the time of drying feed
until the regular aoiling crops aro in season.
This barn with its windowa will givo the
cows all the advantages of sunlight in the
winter, the double walls and good doors
will make it free from frost, the ventilators
coming io tho floor will keep the air pure
without carrying off the warmth, ecreena
and a shade at tho windowa will make it
cool in the summer and free from flies.
Best of all, such a barn with all the modern
improvements, convenient in every respect,
economical in every method, will only cost
hundreds of dollars, whero the castle-like
stmcturo with stono baaement, and su.
perior to it in no point of utility, coBts ita
thousands,
Improvement of Cereals.
Grain crops may, liko most other plants,
bo improved in varirua ways, and tho improvement ofton ia ao marked as to dialin-
Spiiflh tho product aa an entirely new variety,
['his ia OBpeciully not infrequently the case
when a cross ot different varieties has taken
placo, either accidonlly or hy judicious
soloefion of parent planla, the atigmas of
thc flowora of ono ohoien variety being
fertilized with the pollen ot another,taking
precaution, la   prevent  Belf-fertill/.iuioii,
ana patience, and even wnen tnese conm-
tions have been combined, the result will be
uncertain. And even in the most favorable
case Beveral generationa of cultivation,
selection, aud often repeated and various
crossings are required before a new and im
proved variety can be established. Hence
it will bn understood that this method of
improvement is rather out of the way of the
general farmer and must be left to the experts, who will be morc likely to fail, than
to succeed. No wonder that very high
pricea are paid for new varietiea of seeds
and grains,
There is another method of improvement
which may be practiaed by everybody, and
which will give certain and good results
even in the first crop from the properly
chosen seed grain. It is well known that
the spikelets of oats contain two, sometimes
three, grains of seed of different sizes. The
larger of these is denominated the outer
grain, the smaller the inner grain. It is
owing to this circumstance that a sharp
sorting of seed oata is of still more impor-
tance and more paying than the sorting ol
the other cereals, When we take it for
granted, as it has been abundantly proved
that the larger grains ere moat valuable for
seed, the importance of a sorting and a
sharp sorting of the seed oata will be evi
dent when we consider that one thouaand
outer grains of common oata weigh from
forty to forty-five grams, and one thousand
inner grains from twenty,five down to
twenty grams, while the percentage of the
latter in ordinary good oats is thirty-five
to forty by weight or fifty to sixty by num
bor.
As going to prove the reapective value of
large and email grains of oats for seed, the
following figures, derived from the experiments ofthe Daniahseed-controlinstitution,
may be of interest. With equal quantities
by measure of seed of common oata sown
per aore, the cropa grown were for oats
sorted to a weight of 45.0 grains per 1,000
grains, 2,398 poundB per acre, qualitative
weight of grain 37.0grama ; 30.9 grains per
1,000 grains, 2,410 pounda per acre, qualitative weight 32.1 grams; 23.8 grains per
1,000 grains, 2,215 pounda per acre, qua!
dative weight 3H.8 grama ; 15.4 grains per
1,000 grains, 1,989 pounds per acre, qualitative weight 29.4 grams. By sowing an
equal number of grains on equal areas
(1,800,001) graina per acre), the crops were
from seed grain, weighing, 45.6 grains per
1,000 grains, 2,213 pounds per acre, qual
itative weight 35.3 grams; 30.9 grains per
1,000 graina, 2,114 pounds per acre, qualita
tive weight 32.4 grams; 23.8  graina per
1.000 grains, 1,861 pounda per acre, qual
itative weight 31.3 gramB; 15.4 grains per
1.001 graina, 1,538 pounds per acre, qualitative weight 31.8 grama.
It will appear from these figures that a
sharp sorting of the seed oata ia productive
of increaaed crops, a.id a larger, heavier
grain which will in turn produce heavier
cropa. By continuing a sharp sorting of
tho seed grain, it will then be evident that
we have a means of increasing the immediate crops of oata and at the same time of
gradually improving the quality. Doubtless
the increase in straw, so important for
oats, will be correspondingly large after
sharply sorted and selected seed. The
eliect of a thorough or sharp sorting of the
seed oats becomes still more apparent from
tho results of experiments in Sweden,
uuder the auspices uf Mellerata Sveriges
Uisadesforeningen, in which experiments
the crops were from seed sorted so as to
contain fifteen per cent, inner grain 2,816
pounds of grain per acre ; thirty per cent,
inner grain 2,35" pounds per acre ; forty-
five per cent, inner grain 2,240 pounda per
acre.
It ia not only in the power ofthe farmer
to materially improve the atrain or variety
of oats he may be growing and increase hia
own annual cropa, but he may make an
income by furnishing hie less enterprising
neighbors with seed oata, sorted, for instance, to a definite average weight per
1,000 grainB, which would have a muoh
increaaed value above ordinary oats. Aud
at the same time he is uot only advancing
his own income, but he will deserve the
thanks of his fellow farmers, who will immediately learn the importance of sowing
only the beat grain obtainable.
Winter Kations for Poultry.
A bu8hel of wheat, judiciously fed to a
good flock of hens, will yield far more than
if sold iu the market at seventy-five ccnta,
or if fed to any other stock, and the same
may be said with regard tocorn.buckwheat,
oats, or potatoes, Corn is injurious when
fed exclusively to fowls. It ia deficient in
egg material, while it makes the birds so
fat that they cannot lay cgg8. No farmer
would think of feeding a brood bow heavily
,on corn before pigging.or soon after either,
and yet the same farmer will stuff his hens
with corn twice a day and then grumble if
they do not lay. Corn may be fed at night
in cold weather, but it must be remembered
that an egg is a compile food in itself,
and that it requires a variety of substances
to produce it. ln summer the hens are enabled to tind a good variety for themselves,
but not so in winter.
An excellent morning feed is clover leaves
and sceda, such as are found ou the floor
where hay is thrown down lor the horses,
mixed about one-hall clover and one-half
feed. This should be scalded well, and
then bran or middlings and ground oats or
buckwheat, equal parts, be thoroughly
mixed in, using only enough water to make
the mesa still'and crumbly, A little salt
should be added and, if possible, some
ground meat and bono, say cne.oighth of
the whole, Feed while warm, and only
what the fowle will eat up quickly, On
alternate mornings small potatoes, boiled
and mashed, should be used in place of the
clover. At eleven o'clock scatter wheat or
any kind of small seeda in the litter on tho
floor, having tbe litler five or six inches
deep. This will give the hena the necessary exercise. Feed the last meal about
one hour before sundown, scattering it on
the floor ; this will give the fowls time to
dig it out bef ire dark. If the farmer would
rather chop wood than trouble himself with
fixing the warm morning mess, I would recommend that small trains such as wheut,
oats, buckwheat and barley be uaed for
breakfast, on alternate mornings and al
eleven o'clock, with whole or sifted cracked
corn in the litter at night, Crooked
ed corn is better than whole corn, as
it will give tho fowls more exercise
in getting it. In fee ling, one thing
must not he overlooked if atucesa ia to follow, and lhat is the danger of getting  tho
(owlioverfai by over-feeding.   Over-fatneii
wi-jlit bc classed as   a disease.   The fowls
ouut, compact, active iowi io wnicn we
must look for eggs, while the over-fat, sluggish bird will not pay for her keep. When
sorting out the winter stock,keep only tho.ce
birds together that arc nearly alike in activity and size. The Bmall active Leghorn or
cross should not be in the same house
with tho larger and more aluggiah Brahma
or ita croaa. Careful attention to the
habits of the young fowls and their diet
will be woll repaid by their growth in flesh
and the increase in eggs.
W0BBIES OF A TRA1I-DISPAT0HER-
A Blunder That Jllslil nave Sacrificed
Many Uvea.
It was the train-dispatcher's turn to tell
a atory, and thia waa the one he told : " I
was working on a we8tern road iu 1880, and
I had a long night trick. Tho section of
road over which I worked was a big one.
It was a single-track road and, au trallic
was vory heavy, it kept me busy all the
time.
"One week in February there was a very
heavy fall of snow and the trains all got
behind. I was at my wiis' ends and one
night���it waa Wednesday, February 16, I
will never forget that date���I waa trying
to handle a heavy eaatbound pasaenger and
a westbound passenger that was fully as
heavy. The eaatbound train waa 'way bo-
hind, and the weatbound train had started
out on time, I gave the engineer of tho
westbound train an order lo run to a certain station, and when 1 got a report from
the eastbound train I ordered that engineer
to go to a certain station and run on a siding to allow the other train to pass. I was
busy with a couple of freights at the time,
and when I got through and had timo to
think it Hashed on me that I had given what
we call a lap order. That is, the two
trains would have to pass each other on the
same track if my instructions were carried
out. I don'tsuppose that I would have felt
so bad if I had known that I waa going to
bo killed that miuute. The room swam be.
fore my eyea and I nearly fainted from
fright. I took a big drink of water and
wired the nearest stations. Both reported
that the trains had left- all right. There
was a stretch of track fifteen miles long between the stations, aud I sat there knowing that somewhere on that fifteen miles
those two trains would go together and I
would be the cause ot the deaths of perhaps
a score of persons.
" That was the most awful five minutes
I ever expect to paas through. I tried to
think and I couldn't. My first impulse
was to ruu away, and I grabbed up my
coat and hat and was about to go, Then I
decided that I would stay and take the
consequences. I sat down by my desk and
stared at the clock* Every time the telegraph instrument clicked I thought it was
bringing tidings ot a fearful wreck. 1 pictured to myself the scenes when the two
trains crashed together, as I knew they
must, for there was no way to reach tbem,
and every minute seemed like an eternity.
I was pale as a ghoat and had not the
strength to handle the key. Great drops
of sweat rolled off my forehead. I lived
a century at that desk during that half
hour.
" Two or three times the impulse to run
away came over me, but I fought it back
Then I began to think of killing myself. !
did not think 1 could live and know that
1 had made a blunder with such disastrous
consequences. I looked around for a pistol
but there was none there. I even picked
up my paper cotter and put it to my
throat. My nerve was gone, however, and
I did not have the courage to cut my
throat. I prayed that someone would come
in and kill me, but nobody came. I
couldn't sit in my chair, and crouched down
in a heap on the floor and held my hands
over my ears so that I might not hear the
terriMe tidings that.Booner or later, I knew
would come over that wire.
" As I was huddled there I heard the
operator at the station from which I sent
the eastbound train calling me. ' Gn' waa
his call, and he repeated it a dozen times.
' Here it comes,' I thought, and, by a supreme effort, I got over to the desk and
tried to answer the man who waa calling,
It took me five minutes to get sufficient
control of my nerves to answer the call.
Then I sank back iu my chair and waited
to hear the newa of death and destruction.
1 No, 12,' hc wired, meaning the eastbound
tram, ' is backing into the station. What's
up
" It seemed as if Pike's Peak hai been
lifted off my chest. I jumped up and
shouted like a crazy man. It happened that
the trains were running slow and had come
across each other on a straight piece ol
track, had Been each other and had had
time to stop before running into each
other. I was given a 30-day lay-off for the
blunder, but I didn't kick. It took me all
of that time to get my nerves straightened
out."
Death from Oarbolio Aoid-
A parliamentary return has beon issued
showing the number of deaths in England
and Wales in the five years from 1887 to 1891
caused by tho taking of carbolic acid. In
1887 tho total was 62, of which 27 wero due
to accident and 25 to suicide, In the following year the number had increased to 92,
owing to the larger proportion of suicides,
which stood at 04, while the number of
deaths attributed lo accidnnt waa the samo
as in the previous yoar. There wos, tno,
ono case of murder or manslaughter, In
1889 tho total fell to 08, and, curiously enough, the number of deaths attributed to
carbolic poisoning by accident was again for
tho third year in succession, 27, while the
number of suicides was put at 41. Tho
total for 1891) allowed an iucrcaao of only
1 over that for 1889, the (loathe from accident numbering 26, and tho cases of suicide
43, In 1891 the total rose to 94, being made
up of 31 deathB byaccidontandOlibysuieide.
Tho total for the fivo years was 373, viz.,
accident, 138, suicide, 236 ; murder or manslaughter, 1. Of thc 375 deaths 182 were
thoae of malcB and 19,1 those of females ;but
it is Bomcwhat remarkable that, whilo 81
males poisoned themselves with carbolic
acid by accident, as compared with 54 fe-
males, the number or malos who took itin
order to oommlt sulolde was 98, as agaiiiEt
no fewer than 138 females.
Word comes frotn.Vico that Mary An-
lcrson Navarro, who is slaying thero, livos
vory quietly, neilher receiving nor paying
viBita. The causo assigned is very delicate
health, a condition, in fact, bordering on
the dreaded and obstinate one of nervous
prosti ation.
It is Favourably Noticed in the
London Times-
The Rapid Growth or llie Country-renditions Under Which Farming Is PriMW;
filled The Wheal Crop Kcpnrled Large
���Advantages or Mixed Farming.
A commissioner representing the London
Times is making a tour of Canada. Two
letters, both dealing with the North-West,
have appeared recently. In the opening,
the commissioner deals with the influence
of Canada ou British affairs. Hc saya I���
It doeB not seem to be an exaggeration to
say that the course which altairs take in
Canada during the next few yeara may
have a'decisive influence upon the direction
of British history. The primary reaaon
for this impression ia obvious. Canada is
the first of the great colonics which has
formed a political combination that gives
her a poaition closely akin to that of a
nation. Her territory comprises 35 per
cent, at least of the wholo Kmplre, and
covera nearly half of the North American
continent. It is only within tho last fow
yeara that she has become fully conscious
of the vast poasibilitics of thia largely undeveloped area. Facing upon the two
greatest oceans of the globe, the country
ia brought iuto easy commercial communi-
cation and international relation with much
of the world. For nearly 4,000 milea it
bordora upon, and therefore has more or
lesa intimate relatione with, the United
States. Thus, though Canada has not a
nation's franchise, her people and statesmen have to consider in many waya the
interests of a nation. By the mere
compulsion of circumstances her statesmen
arc fast becoming statesmen of the Empire,
Already more than once their advice has
been eaaential to the wise conduct of the
most difficult Imperial negotiations, It
is this fact which gives such extreme
significance to her present poaitiou. In
what direction will point the interest and
aspirations of a great colony which has
reached this Btage of growth! How far
do these interests and aspirations coincide
withthoseof Britishpeoplegenerally? These
arc largo questions which cannot be answered
off-hand. That they muBt bo answered
sooner or later invites or almost compels
the careful study of Canadian conditions,
England must keep in touch with the
thoughts and interests of her children
abroad if she is to be to them still in
reality a mother land; if sho is to be
among them a growing rather than a
waning influence.
THE NORTH-WEST PROBLEM.
Among the Canadian problems of national iuterest I am disposed to place foremost those connected with the growth and
settlement ot tho vast provinces of the
North-Weat. Theso provinces are sure,
sooner or later, to be filled with a population of many millions of people, English-
speaking, and for the moat part of British
blood. To emigrants from the United
Kingdom they now offer tho moat readily
acoeaaible areas in the Empire whern homestead lands can still be easily acquired.
Wishing to form an estimate of the pro-
greBB and proapecta of the North-Weat, of
its food-producing capacity, and of the
conditions of settlement, I elected to viait
the country at a seaaonnotuauallyconsidered favourable. A new and strange sense of
vastneas grows upon the mind aa one travels
day after day over the prairies with the
distant sky-line as the chief object which
fixes the eye, The impteaaion is different
from that produced by wide space at sea,
for the imagination at once begins to fill up
these enormous areas with homes and busy
inhabitants. At first sight it seems only
neceaaary to pour out population over these
vast spaces in any direction, This is soon
found to bc a mistake. There are lands
good, bad, and middling. Some districts
are more subject to frost than others.
There are areas where the soil is excellent,
but where atsomeseaaonswater in sufficient
abundance is wanting.
GOOD ANO BAO LAND.
To allow any settler in the North-West
to go upon land which ia not the best available ia a groaa mistake, Thc railway companies and the Government are beginning
to realize thia too long-neglected truth.
Landa are now carefully surveyed, and
their characteristics noted. Skilled pioneers
are invited to precede parties of emigrants
and make careful choice, Thc Canadian
Pacific Railway Company challenges investigations of its landa, and gives free passes
to those who wish to examine them with a
view to settlement. It senda out experienced
agenta to aasist the individual settler in
making a choice, All this ia having a good
eliect, and is corecting the mistakes of earlier daya. Thu trouble taken will bo repaid, for of all emigration agents the contented settlor is hy far the best. It is from
such that the North-Weat ia now getting
its best impulse.
TIIK WHEAT CHOP.
While tho rush of emigration has not
been ae great as tho sanguine hopes of the
oarly setllcra led thom to anticipate, the
progroas mado seems to the ordinary observer vory great. It ie.as I have already said,
only seven yearn and a half sinco tbo main
railway across Ihoconltnontwaacompleted.
A glance at e good railway map allows how
rapidly branch linos havo bcen pushed for
many hundred milos in various diroctiona,
as settlement justified their construction.
What the traveller sees in a journey over
aomo of these branch lines furnishes the
best proof of the progress of tho country.
From Winnipeg I went over the Southern
Manitoba road to Estova-i, the point io
which it waa last winter oompleted, and
thonco back to rejoin the mam line at
Brandon,in all a distanccof nearly jlJO miles.
At intervals of 10 or 12 miles ovor nearly
all this distanco prosperous litt.io towns arc
springingap,each equipped with two,threo,
or four elevators to deal with the grain
raised in th 'surrounding districts. Wheat
waa being shipped rapidly at the time, and
these elevators were usually surrounded by
teams waiting to deliver their loade. Huge
stacks of straw, soon to be burned for want
of any bettor use, showed where the grain
had bcen threshed in the Holds where itwas
grown. In tho latter part of October the
deliveries of wheat at Fort William alone
amounted to a thouaand carloads per week,
and the railroads wcre finding it dillicult to
leal with all that was offered. For 1891
the whole North-Weat production was estimated at between twauitj'-two and twenty-
three million buahels. A good deal was
then injured or lost through the dilliculty
moo", cor isiK ine output was oetween
fifteen and sixteen millior. bushels, but the
avcrago quality was much higher than in
1S91, and the crop was generally Bared in
good condition. For 1893 a reliable report
indicates that the aggregate production
shows a large increase over 1892.
BONANZA   FARMS.
The peculiar conditiona of cultivation on
the prairieB make it possible to effect
changes in five years which iu moat countriea would require the work of a whole
generation. Ou iheCanada Alliance farm,
once a part of the large colonization estate
in which Lord Brassey is chielly interested,
I aaw an illustration of the speedy way iu
which the virgin prairie can be made ready
for a crop. In May, 1890,not a sod had
been broken on the farm. In 1892, 1,500
acres, at least, Wire under crop, with 500
acres additional of summer fallowing, Between June, when the farm aeeding closed,
and September, when harvest began, a new
block of 700 acres was made perfectly ready
for the next spring sowing iu April. At an
adjoining farm, lately set off from the same
eatnte, S00 acres were ready for seeding
where not a sod had been turned tho
previous spring, It probablycosts between
live and six dollars per acre to prepare land
as thoroughly as that which I examined at
(ju'Appelle. I heard of caaea where, under
a rougher system of farming, laud waa
made ready at much less cost. A mae with
two yoke of oxen and a gang plough breaks
up a quarter section (160 acres) during five
spring and summer months, and the whole
j expense per acre is less than three dollara.
j The rapidity and cheapness of preparation
jstrike the observer forcibly after he has
' watched the slow processes by which farms
' are made in the forests of Eastern Canada
or British Columbia, in New Zealand bush,
among Taamauian and Australian gum
trees, or by reclaiming wasto landa in England or Scotland. Manifestly any consider-
i able application of capital or a large inflow
of farming population might, under 6uch
conditions, increase the wheat output very
rapidly,
FROSTED WHEAT.
The North-Western farmer has hia ape-
cial difficulties to contend with, Here, as
elsewhere, man learns by slow degrees to
wrestle successfully witb the problems of
nature, and he doea so by studying them
and adapting himself to new conditiona.
The key to auccessful farming in the North-
West consists in knowing how to meet the
dangers of frost. To thia end the farmer
must prepare during the autumn for the
work of the spring. But the term "frozen
wheat," which suggests to most minds the
entire destruction of the crop, as a merchantable commodity, meana nothing like
this to the North-Western fanner. Slightly froated wheat is reduced for flour-making
purposes perhaps 30 per cent, in value,
what is called frozen wheat 50 per cent.
Both are freely used by millers to make a
cheaper kind of flour. But many experiments have now proved that they are open
to a much moro profitable use, It ia claimed
that frozen wheat fed to piga ia worth from
60 fo 83 cents per bushel, and that it makes
excellent feed for all kinds of stock. In
this fact lies one of the chief arguments for
greater attention to mixed farn-.ing than
has yet been given to it in the North-
Weat.
MIXED FARMING.
In the production of pork, especially, it
is claimed by good authorities that the
opportunity is very great. The wheat-fed
pork of the North-Weat may yet compete
with the maize-fed pork of Jhicago. So,
too, in the case of poultry. Vi ith iti
abundance of rofuae grain aud large areaa
of stubble, uo country ought to produce
turkeys and other fowl more abundantly
and cheaply, But the North-Western
farmer takes to mixed farming slowly and
reluctantly, For this there ia at present
more than one reaaon. Labor ia often
scarce and expensive, and the attention to
detail required in mixed farming is, therefore, rendered difficult. Fencing ia neceaaary with a variety of stock, and fencing
in aome parts of the treeless prairie country
is expensive. On the other hand, there is
something of tho temptation of gambling in
wheat raising. With a good seasou, large
cropa, and a favourable price, the profits
from a few hundred acres of wheat land are
very large. Aa far aa one could learn from
rather extensive enquiry, the production
varies all the way from 15 to 40 buahels per
acre, according to the nature of the soil
and season. The price, too, ha8 varied in
different yeara from 55c to $1 per bushel
for the beat grade of grain. In euch circumstances the temptation to speculate on
the chancea of the year ia very great. As
long, however, aa the farmers of the Xorth-
Weat stake so much upon a single product,
ao long must they be prepared for g/eat
flucluationa of prosperity. Wheat, in sympathy with prices all over the world, hai
never beon so low as during the last two
years. I found many a farmer in Manitoba
who was gotting only 55c a bushel for his
wheat, paying at tho same time high prices
for pork, beef, butter, and necessity articles
of food, brought from Ontario and the Unit-
od States. That thia ia bad farming, for
which there can be no sufficient excuse, is
a lemon which ia beiiiL' -lowly but certainly
learned, When it has been thoroughly
learned���when mixed larming ia the rul��
rather than the exception���1 believe lhat
the permanent prosperity of the North-
Western farming Intere't u assured,
Additions lo Kimbarffj Uaivirsity-
Edinburgh Univcrsi'y is just now decidedly in luck, being about to add to it) pes-
sesiionsMoEwan lull, built alaoostof more
than ��50,000, for graduation ami othcr
public osremonill i University hall, erected through the effort! of Prof. Patrick
Ooddei, a Dundee professor, but an Edinburgh graduate, as a hill of residence for
men students: Masaou hall, about to be
erected as a ball of residence for women
students; a field near Coretorphiue, purchased for ��0,000, and fitted out at a coat
of ��3,010 more, for athletic Bports, and a
chair of Public Health, for endowing which
the late Mr. A. L. Bruce haa left ��5,0011
MoKwan hall is named after ita fo.mdcr.
Mr. MoEwan, M. I',, and Mmou hall
after Pro:'. Maaion. Masaon hall and I'ni-
versity hall, though conneoted with the
university, arc not university property.
All the gran lions olCharloa Pickens bear
the name of Charles. One of them. Herald
Charles Dickens, son oi Henry Fielding
Dickens, Q, ('., has recently ��ntcrcd lh*>
British nt, x. * A. P. aV A. M.
Tho regular meet-
inge are held in the
" Mneonio   Temple,
Bourne's Hull, on
���LA^ the third Monday
'fi each mouth nt 8 p.m. Visiting brethren cordially welcomed.
0. il. Temple, Seoretary,
Cffe ftootcnay Star
Concert-Entertainment
The Nakusp Ledge is worse than
ungrateful when it says: "Wo would
have preferred boing placed in the
South Hiding, ns wo havo nothing in
common with the Revelstoko pooplo."
If tho Ledge would  investigate it
would find that it had everything in
common with tho Ilovelstoke people.
The interests of tlio two places aro
identical.   Anyone who looks at the
map can see that,   The first, petition
culling on the Qovernment to bniltl
tbo Nakusp k Slocnn road was drawn
up at a muss meeting of Eevelstoke
people, and long beforo tbo Ledgo
was born Kevelstoke people founded
Nakusp,   Revelstoke people cleared
the townsite, erected the first hotel,
tbo first storo, tho first, landing-stage,
nil the building material boing sent
from Rovelstoke) nud to show their
appreciation of Nakusp nnd its hardy
pioneers Kevelstoke pooplo went dowu
in a big crowd to celebrato Domiuion
Day and the birth of what we fondly
looked upon ns " tho coining city."
It is " sharper than n serpent's tooth
to hnve a thankless child."  We could
have survived the disappointment of
our cherished offspring turning out to
be a crow instead of au engle, but
when thnt fledgling looks with longing
eyes towards the camp of its bitterest
foes and expresses the wish to belong
to them, surely our cup is full.   The
Ledge may be voicing the sentiments
of the citizens, but we do not think
so, ns most of them will remember, if
the Ledge is not yet old enough to
have a memory, how the Nelson publication sneered at the idea of Nakusp
ever amounting  to  anything more
than a "landing-place;" how strenuously it opposed the building of the
N, k ti. fly. and ridiculed the idea
thnt Nakusp was the true outlet for
Western Slocnn, advocating the building of a road down the Sloean River
to the C. k K. Ry., so as to kill Nakusp; that the grade between Nakusp
aud Sloean Lake was too steep to be
of nny use for railway purposes, and
that Kaslo wns the true outlet for tho
Slocau, not Naknsp.   If the Ledgo
wishes to go over to the Sonth Riding
there are plenty of mushroom town-
sites to which it cau migrate.
A LOST SOLE
is a very annoying acoident that conld
never happen with a woll-mado shoo.
Hand-stitched soles, snch as those
made by Bickerton, havo to weak off,
'Von will find that
BICKERTON'S
HAND-MADE
SHOES
���jro positively the best for wear in
this country. An easy, perfect lit
guaranteed, und tho stylo and np-
pearance equal to anything you can
buy in the stores, l'ou oan nlso get
your repairing dose while you wait.
You'll find Bickerton on
TRONT STREET, REVELSTOKE.
I Civn Suit You
���with a suit thnt yon will not be
ashamed to be seeu wearing in any
company. Whether yon pay a high
or low price for your clothing yon
have a right to expect full value for
your money. I mako it a point- to
give the man
Wbo Wants a Cheap Suit
just as painstaking service os the
one who can afford to buy the most
expensive grade of goods,
R. S. WILSON,
MERCHANT TAILOR.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
GARDEN PLANTS.
All kinds of
EARLY GARDEN PLANTS FOR
BALE.
A Imo
E.C. WHITE LEGHORN EGGS
from prize stook,
$2.00 per Setting,
MRS. R. TAPPING,
Revelstoke Station.
ON
THURSDAY, March 22nd, 1894,
HA TV a i
A $ il A I
Tickets SO Cent.''.
PROGRAMME.
Pact I.
Prayer and address. .Eev. 0 T. Baylis
Pianofortesolectiou, .Mrs. T. L. Haig
Statue posing Miss May Adair
(with musical nccompanimeut.)
Song Miss Boyd
Farce���"lei on Parle Frauenis."
Refreshment".
Paut II,
FOR NEXT WEEK ONLY.
Reading���"Father Phil's Collection,"
J. ti. Patterson.
Song���"At tho Perry,"..Guy Barber
Farce���" Chiselling."
Quartette���"Oome whero lilies bloom"
Mrs. Kirkup, Mrs. Nelles, Rov. 0. A.
Procnuier and Guy Barber.
Tableau���" Uncle Tom's Cabin."
"God Save the Queen,"
n���s m
.NTLE&
FREE 'BUSES LEAVE LOWER TOWN AT 7 O'CLOCK.
The Western Milling Co,
Ladies' Trimmed Hats
AT $1,00 TO $3.00.
(LIMITED.)
REVELSTOKE   BRANCH.
Have always on hand a COMPLETE STOCK of
FLOUR
H. N. COURSIER,
REVELSTOKE.
FEED
HAY
GROCERIES
URAL MERCHANTS,
Istoke, New Den?er
Oil
LU.:
By purchasing from Us You can get Youi Flour at
a small advance of freight and mill charges.
(;) SENATE HOTEL (:)
D E A L E R 8     I N
DRY GOODS, PROVISIONS,
CI'DQ'   CiTTTi'DTTOi
a
il'^iht'tYitl1'^      m /A .dilr'MJW % fflbW
FRONT    STJEt-EET   -   -
��   REVELSTOKE
FIELD & BOURKE, Proprietors.
First-class Table.  Good Beds.   Everything New ami Clean,
LARGEST DINING  ROOM IN TOWN
The Bedrooms are warm and newly Furnished.
Best Brands of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Harness,
boots mb mmi
FLOUR,-OATS, SHORTS AND ALL KINDS OF FEEL/.
DOORS,  WINDOWS, BLINDS, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES,
WALL  PAPER, Etc.
Giant Powder kept in stock at New Denver and
Nakusp.
.'.Genuine Reductions:.
W
CENTRAL HOTEL,
ABRAHAMSON BROS,, Prop's.
First-Class Table, (food Bed*,
Telephone,
FIRF-PE0OF SAFE,
mi MEETS ,iLL TRAINS AND
E hare a nnmber of pieces of PKINT and DRESS
GOODS in Stoch  which  we ili'-dre to SELL  OUT
before   yetting   In  our   New   Stock   of  SPRING
GOODS, and In order to do this we are offering them ni
20 PE* CENT, BELOW THE USUAL PRICES.
Those who require Prints or Dress (;,,,,,i- fur I lie
coming summer will find ii nulla to their advantago lo
bay now.
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