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VOL. IV.
REVELSTOKE. WEST KOOTENAY,  B.C., MAY 13,  1893.
No. 48.
WANTED.
AGENTS tu sell our choice nnd
Lardy Nursery Stock. We havo many
new Bpeolul varieties) both in fruits
tiud oruiiineiHuls, to oiler, which ure
Controlled only by us, Wo pay commission or salary. Write us at once
for terms, aud secure choice of territory���.May Biiou'HERS, Nurserymen)
Rochester,- N.V,
THE
Revelstoke Pharmacy
IS NOW OPEN
to tho Publio of Revelstoko uud- the
surrounding district with a
complete .Stock of
DRUGS. CHEMICALS,
patent medicines,
Toilet & other articles
l'l'UTAININCI TO THE TRADE,
THE
MADDEN HOUSE,
HUGH MADDEN, Prop'r,-
fieantifully situated ou thc Lake
Shore at the eulranco to the best nud
Shortest road to tbe Sloean mini's aud
New Denver, Tbe best fishing and
hunting in the district, with grand
boating and sketching facilities for
tourists and artists.
The Bin is supplied With the
Best brands of wiaes.liquors
and cigars.
The accommodations of the Hotel are
of the best.
CENTRAL HOTEL
ABRAHAMSON BEOS., Prop's.
Charmingly situated on the bftnk of
the rivef, on the principal street,
cloBe' to the post-ollice and
Government buildings,
and nearest to the
Steamboat
Wharf,
First-clitss Table, good Beds,
Telcplioue.
FIRE-PROOF SAFE.
'BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS AND
STEAMERS.
CAVEATS,
TRADE MARKS,
DE8ICN PATENTS,
COPYRIGHTS,  eto.
fetor Inforasltel ind free Hanabook writ* to
MUNN 4 CO, 861 Bhoadwat, New Yohb*.
Oldest bureau for securing patents in America.
Ererr patenf taken out by ua la brought before
the public by a notice given free ol chargo in tha
IMS ic JlMto
Largest circulation of my scientific papor In tho
world. Splendidly illustrated. No Intelligent
nan should be without it. Weekly, SIMM) a
ycari $1.60 all monthB. Address MUNN k CO.,
PuimSHFJiS, HU 1 Broadway, Now York City.
Do yon Write for tbe Papers ?
If you do, you should have THE
LADDER OF  JOURNALISM,
ft Text Book for Correspondents, Reporters, Editors and General Writers.
,,       PftlCE, 50 CENTS.
I tart on receipt of price, by
P    ALLAN  FORMAN,
1,7 Nassau Street, New York, N. Y.
State where yon saw this and yon will receive a handsome lithograph for framing.
IREVELSTOKE TIME TABLE,
Atlantic Express, arrives 10.10 daily.
Pacific       " "     16.52   "
Cheapest, moat reliable and safo
route to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul,
Chicago, New York and Boston.
Rates $5 to ��10 lower thau any other
other route.
Specially fitted Colonist Cars, in
chargo of a Porter, for the aooommodation of Passengers holding seoond
olass tickets. Passengers booked to
aud from all European points at
Lowest Rates.
Low Freight Rates. Quick despatch, Merchants will save money
iiy having their freight routed via
heC.P, R,
Full and reliable information given
lv applying to
GEO. WoL. BROWN,
Asst. (icti'l Freight Ag't, V'nootiver,
or to I.  I. BREWSTER,
Ag't C, Pa B. Depot, Rovelstokft 1
R, H, RAMSEY,
House Painter, Paper-
hanger ana Grainer,
REVELSTOKJE, B.C.
WORK  DONE WITH  NEATNESS
AND DISPATCH,
PRICES MODERATE,
EDWARD LIPSETtT
Sail, Tent ami Awning Milker.
Horse & wagon covers,
BaqSi Ha.mmoiks, kc,
WATERPROOF BLANKETS & COVERS
TENTS FUR SALE it TO RENT.
��!) WATER STREET,
VANCOUVER,   B.C.
W. A.. J0WETU,
MINING AND RJiAL ESTATE BROKER,
NELSON, B.C.
Lardeau aud Sloean Prospects
Wanted.
A, H, HOLDICH,
Assayer anil Analytical Chemist,
REVELSTOKE,    B.C.
Nearly seven years assayer at Morfa
Works, Swansea, and for over seventeen
years ehief analyst to Wigan Coal k Irou
Co., Wigan.
Assays aud analyses of every description undertaken on the most reasonable
terms.
Special experience in coal, coke, iron,
ferro - manganese, steel,- silver, copper,
lead and ziuc.
HULL BROS.
REVELSTOKE.
B U I C H E R S
AKD   WHOLESALE   AND   RETAIL  DEALERS
IN
BEEP, PORK, Etc.
Stockholm  House
JOHN STONE, Prop.
The Diniug-room is furnished with the
best the market affords.
The bar is supplied with a choice stock
of wiues,liquors and cigars,
THE
COLUMBIA  I10USK.
REVELSTOKE B.C,
The largest and most central Hotel iu
tho city ; good accommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached ; lire proof safe,
BROWN k CLARK,
Proprietors,
FREE 'BUS AT ALL   TRAINS
Ca'P.RaHOIEL
ilEVEjaaiuKE.
F, McCarthy  -        ���   -    Prop.
First-class Temperance House,
Board and Lodging ��5 Per Week.
MEALS, 25c.       IIEDS 20C.
This hotel ia situated convenient to the
station, is comfortably furnished, and
affords iirst class accommodation.
G. TKRRTBERRY.
GMEflAL BLACKSMITH
KEVclSTOKu,,
REPAIRS TO WAGONS, Etc,
SHOEING A   SPECIALTY.
0. & H, LEWIS,
BAKERS AND CONF XTiQBEKZ.
SUPPERS and BALLS
Catered fur.
WEEDING  CAKE A SPECIALTY.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
Kootenay Lake
SAW MILL,
G. O. BUCHANAN, PROP.
Lumber yards: at
NELSON BALFOUR
AINSWORTH KASLO
Lnrg'e Stocks on hand.
Prei i   'i ns are In ing ma1 i  fi r the
Great Building Boom ol 1888.
LOCAL NEWS.
County Court will bs held at Revel-
Btoke on Tuesday, the 23rd,
There -a ill be an excursion to Null nap
on D��niini<>n Dai.  Particulars later on,
Mrs,und Miss Maude Balherly arrived
in town lust Saturday from Salmon Ann,
upd will s).rn! the slimmer here.
Tlm Licensing Board for Rsvelsloke
Diiision will nt in tbe Courthouse on
Thursday. Jimp 15th, Iutuuiling up lianas lor licenses must 'five thirty duys'
Ilotll'.'.
Tin- cinnamon bear belonuing to And)
Purks died yesterday and the black one
is very Rink, JI is rumored illiit the
Hliilion ling poisoner bus been Irving his
hand mi bears.
Capt. San.lersou has olitiiincil the contract lor building the wharf at the Fire
Valley lundiug-pla e, and will have to
construct u pile-driver to be used ou the
work.   He mil oouimunee at ouue,
What is to b.- ihe Queeu'sBirthday
progiauiiui- this yeur? The 24th is close
ut I.uud and uobuily has made u ui..vc.
Thero should be a shooting mulch, u
football mulch and a maypole dunce.
At tbe meeling of the Salmon Arm
Boxing Ul ub lust Sktnrday night it whs
decided lo suspend lor tbe summer
niuuihs oo aooouut ol press of business
preventing members from attending,
NoIIOE To PiloSl'ECTulls AND AlINERS.
Concentrated Sugar, 5011 limns stronger
than sugar. Can earn equal to 25 lbs.
in the vest pocket. Sei.d live dollars to
A. E. Waldon, tho wholesale druggist,
Culgary, uud get a supply by mail.
The engine that wont into the Frasor
Eiver at Seabird Bluff on the 30th of
March, when Engineer Steve Whyte and
Brakesman Put-hut Inst their lives. Ims
been raised, but, although a careful
search was made, neither of the bodies
wus found.
Tho pile-driver owned by the C.P.R.,
which has been in use at Beaver, will in
a few days be in active operation on the
bridge over the Illecillewaet River for
the Revelstoke k Arrow L.ike Railway,
the actual construction of whioh hus
commenced.
The Rev. F. Tolland will conduct
Church of England services in the
schoolroom to-morrow. Morning at 11;
evening at 7.30. Holy Communion at
morning service. There will be a meeting of ohuroh members at the school-
house to night at 8 o'olook for the -mr-
I'ose of discussing important matters.
A splendid case of stuffed British
Columbia birds and a cariboo head, the
work ot Mr. Geo. Sbiel were put up in
a ruffle at the Central Hotel last Saturday night. There were 45 entries, at 81
each, uud the winner of the ease wns R.
H. Rumsey, who threw ii, while Herbert
Lewis won the head with tho lowest, 19.
Moigan David afterwards bought the
birds to add to his museum.
ON TRIAL FOR 90 DAYS.
The finest, completest and latest line ot EleiJ
trlcol aptjliancenin tho world Thev have neves
tailedtocuro. \Yenrosoi.(.sltiTeo'il that we
will back our belief and send you any Electrical
Ajiplianco now in the market and ycu cur. try it
tor Threo Months. Largest iist (it testimonials
on earth. Send for book and journal Free,
jr. T. Bacrjfc Co., Windier, ��nt..
Tenders ure requested for the construction of the Nakusp k Sloean Railway, and will bo received up to noon on
Weduesduy, tho 7th June. [See advt.]
It would seem that the companv are
lukiug things very leisurely, considering
that there will be barely five months in
whicli to allot the contract, get in the
outfit and ooiiifilete ihe road before snow
flies. Tbe company's motto seems to be
"I stiim lente."
Malcolm Beaton arrived heie Thursday with 10 horses from Mission, Okanagan. He will run a pack ;Hi> from
Thomson's Landing, on the N.E. Arm,
lo Tront Lake City Wm. Cleveland's
horses ure already there, und Hie trail
will be open next week, Goods will bo
packed from the X.E. Arm to Trout
Luke- al 2 cents per lb., while from the
south, or Kootenay Luke end, it will cost
5 ceiiirt p. r lb,, being about throe times
tbe distance. Shippers will noto the
difference.
Mr, Duffy, Salmon Arm's best boxer,
hud quite un experience at. Revelstoke
Station last Sunday, while walking on
the truck. Tho yartl engiue ran over a
small dog belonging to a hidy friend of
his and broke two of its legs, Duffy.
being a feeling young ninn, quickly obtained a gun In put lhe poor animal out
of its misery, but instead ol aiming for
a vital part, lie fired at its tail and succeeded in nr'sbiDg with several shots
thereafter, much t�� tho discomfort of
the by-danders; bill ultimately he managed to end the doc's existence, Under
such trying oironmntunoes even John L.
might huve been nervous,
The bridge over lish Creek at Laideau
Oity wan to huve been commenced at
one, 81 000 from the Government appropriation having been set aside for
tbnt purpose. Hugh Ross, foreman oil
tne work, made aa estimate Unit the
liriduo would cost between 84,000 and
)J5,0(!0. us the ereili ia wide ami sandy
for some distance from its mouth, und a
great deal of pile driving would be required, Tn the face ol Ibis the Government Agent iiticidtd not to go on with
the work until lie reoeived further in-
Mrndioiis from Victoria, There is not
the least doubl that the bridge wiil bo
built, bul it is yei 11 be decided whether
���:. cxire mot ������, 11 ull come out of the
hporopiiutiou or lh.' townsite uvuju*.
Columbia .v   Kootenay Steam
Niivigulinii Co.
NOTICE TO SHIPPERS.
Hereafh-r all freight for Hall's Landing,
Nakusp, Fire Valley nnd other non-agenoy
points must be prepaid or guaranteed before it will be received ou board of this
company's steamers ut Revelstoke,
J, Wa Troup, Manager.
Iievelstoke, May llth, 1803.
NAKUSP ITEMS.
f FIIOM UUU OWN 0ORUE8PONDENT, J
Nakusp, Muy lOtb.
A number of new arrivals by tho last
boat. The town presents a busy appearance, Hotels doing a good li'isi-
ness uml more townsite hind being
cleared.
William Long has located a quartz
Indue, bearing galena to a paying ex
tent, within four miles of Nakusp This
discovery means great things for the
town. With mines at our doors what is
to hinder our rivalling Kuslo?
Among the late aud surprising news
is Hie report lhat Thos, Abriel will embark in the real estate business iu the
near future. Why should not Nakusp
boom ?
The Lelund Hotel will be rea *y for
business iu a few days. The Madden
House is full to overflowing, and the
proprietor meets yon with a fur more
genial smile tbun he could muster up
throe weeks ngo.
Mr. A. T, Stewart bus located the
wharf nt about the centre of the town-
site, which, by the way, has pleased ALL
the residents, and from now on property
on Sloeun Ave. will increase in value
more ruiidly than any other portion of
tbe town. As the wUarf will be a large
one and very substantially constructed,
on account of the heavy ore traffic it is
intended to accommodate, it will require
a large number of meu sevoral weeks to
complete it. The work is in charge of
Dun Minn, who claims to have built
more miles of railroa.i and reoeived leas
for it than any other man in Canada,
The freight for tbe construction of the
Nakusp k Slocau road can be landed
with ease, a temporary track being laid
along the bay front to tbe site of tbe
terminus. When oompleted tbe wbarf
will be second to none in the Kootenay
district for size and strength.
On und uftei the 15th Mr Jno, Walsh
will have a large number of saddle
horses to hire io the patrons of this
route to the Sloean couutry. Parlies
contemplating a trip to the heart of tbe
Slooan mineral region should study the
geography of this country and go via
the shortest route���Nakusp and New
Deuver.
NEW DENVER NUGGETS.
[fkom oun own cor.nKsroNDF.NT.J
New Denveb, May 10th.
Among the many mines fast becoming
noted i��b the "Mountain Chief," which
was discovered hy accident about a year
ago by Mr. Smith, wbo sold to G. W.
Hngbes for $15,000. Since then tbe mine
has been developed, and shows on an
average 14 inches of pure galena ofa
very hinli grade. A half iuterest in this
mine was sold u few duys ago to au iron
syndicate of Pittsburgh, Pa., for tbe
consideration of $170,000���a handsome
profit for Mr. Hughes. This goes to
show that Sloean bus many mines which
will prove to be wonders when they are
developed.
The "Sloean Star" is looking fine.
The lower tunnel is in something over
100 feet, and through this cut they encountered 52 foet of ore. This is not the
maiu lode, but il has beeu tapped in
some of the tunnels aud shows fonr feet
of solid galena, The meu in charge
claim tbat this mine will be a world-
beuter.
The "Freddie Lee" hus been running
light handed for some time, ou account
of the owners not being prepared for
snow slides. This is llie Iirst winter that
uny nnno in the district has ever beon
worked, und lust full tbey started too
lute to effect milly gnanl against the
dancer. When ihe present expected
slide oomeB lown there will be a force
of 85 men put to work immediately.
False rumors have beeu circulated as to
tbe mine "pinching out,'' but the truth
is it has u magnificent showing, uud lhe
only reason it has not been worked to its
full capacity wus the danger of snow
slides.
New Denver in starling to grow nt a
rapid rate. Among the many buildings
going up is a mammoth store for Bourne
Bros,, to uouominoilute their extensive
uml still Increasing trade, Mr, Tumlin-
lon, who is in charge, is kept busy from
morn til! night, ll the firm's business
continues to expand at this rate there
��ill soon bean enlistment of clerks to
curry it on,
The l,.st ami well-kept steamer W.
Hunter is doing a good business on the
Ink.', aud lhe owners intend adding a
new deck on top ol the present one, so
ns to afford more cabin room. Captain
Estabrook is a genial gentleman, and
tlie comlorl of passengers is well looked
after, A ltl| on the beautiful Sloean is
always enjoyable. The bout leaves the
head of tin" lake tor New Denver ami
way points at 5 p.m- every day except
bunttay.
Owing to pressure on our limited"
spuee a communication from Thomson's Landing and other articles are
held over.
The following are tbe ofh'-era nf
Columbia Lodge, IO O.T., for tbe
ensuing quarter:���O.T., Bro. A. F,
Williamson ; V.T-, Sister William-
sou; I'.CT., liro. A. Beul-oi.; chap.,
Bro. H. Hay; bui:., Uro H, Johnson;'
hn. sen., liro. C. Liuduiurk; treas,,
Sister McKay; M,, Bro. Terryherry;;
Q,, Bra O. Lewis; sent., Bro. R.
Iloi land, The lodge has urruuged
for a social and concert to be held-
on the eveuiug of the 24th of May,-
Tickets 25cts.
Revelstoko Public School.
Report of written examination of
pupils for the month of April, 1893 ;���
Senioh Finn Class,
Marks      Marks
obtained    possible*
F. Valentine ....   777   ....   950
A. Valentine....   700   ....   950
Jcniob Fifth Class.
L. Valentim    753   ....   950
Ella Paton...,,.   083   ....   950
W.Liadner    604   ....   950
Edith Lewis.....   632   ....   950
Stella Brown....   021   ....   950
Fopkth Class.
Maggie Lewis...   502   ....   650
H.Lee..,     433   ....   650
Jessie Paton    430   ....   650
E Ladner,..,...   409   ....   650
Bertie Temple...   362   ....   650
ThhiD Class,
Thos. Paton.....   448   ....   650
(ieorge Beavo...   352   ....   650
8. Needham    347   ....   650'
James Kellie...,   257   ....   650
Second Class.
W.Beevo    264   ....   450"
A.May    248   ....   450
Rose Piper.,,,,,   210   ....   450
Carrie Wilson..,   204   ....   450
PearlLaw     177   ....   450
Jas. Paton.,,.,.   162   ....   450
Primer scholars not classified.
F. W. Lains, Teacher.
WANTED,
A GI"RL to work: for a private*1
family,���Apply to Genelle Bnos,r
Tappen Bidiug. M13-3
*  **"���-
Nakusp & Slocuu   Railway
Company.
NOTICE.
Sealed tenders will be reoeived up
to noon on Wednesday, the 7th June-
next, addressed to tbe* undersigned,
care Messrs, Wnlffsohn k Bewicke,.
Ltd., Bankers, Vancouver, B.C., for
the construction of this Company's
Railway from NakuBp to Forks of
Carpenter Creek.
Forme of tender can be obtained on*
application to the undersigned at the
Company's office, Victoria. B.C., and;
at the office of Messrs. Wnlffsohn k
Bewicke, Ltd., Vancouver, and no*
tender will be considered unless made-
on such form.
The lowest or any tender will not'
necessarily be accepted.
A. J. WEAVER BRIDOMAN,
Secretary,
Victoria, B.C., May 8tb, 1893.
Tenders for a License to cut
Timber oo Dominion Lands'
in the Province of British-
Columbia.
SEALED TKN'DERS, addressed'
to tb. undersigned and marked'
on fhe envelope " Tender for Timber
Berth No, 119, to lie opened on the*
5th of June, 1898," will be received
at this Department until noon on*
I Monday, the 5th of June next, for a-
' license to cut timber on Berth No,
119, com]wing that portion of land
situated on the Salmon Arm of Shuswap Lake, iu the said Province, lying
between the westerly limit of Timi.er
Berth No, 72 and the Canadian Paciflo
Railway, and bounded ou the south
by the northerly limit of Timber Berth
Mo, fit!, und containing an area of 406
acre), more or less.
The regulations in-dir which a license will bn issued, together with a
sketch showing approximately the
position of the In-rtli in question, muy
be obtained at this Department, or at
the office of tlm Crown Timber Agent,
at New Westminster.
Each tender niusi be arrwnpanied.
by an accepted oheone ou a 'bartered
liiink. in favour of the l'eputv of the
MinisVr of the Interior.for lite amount.
of the bonus which the applicant is'
piej ari'ii to pay for a license,
>io tender by telegraph wiil be en--
tertaini d.
JOBS R, HALL,
Secretary.
Department of the Interior,
Ottawa, 2nth April, 1893.
liipaib Tabules: for bad tomr
i      Ripws 'l'a;.'|l��K ;oi'.t 'Jla^ipjli-tt. THE WIFE'S STRATAGEM.
It was a bright, cozy room, and the
cheery young wife who occupied il made a
most charming picture a- she sat in the
blended glow and softness nl the firelight
Mid gaslight, with hei tleft fingers busily
la i oning i .. an ot exquisite einbtoidory
ou tha velvet ground of a pair of slippers
for her absea*. Imsbaiid.
Tlie little dimpling smile curving her
lip> plainly revealed that the sunshine of
lender happy thoughts hovered about her
labor of love, in spite of the faint shadow
wl ihdispln i ' it, whenever she paused to
glance at tne olook on the mantel, or
listen for tbe dear, familiar step, tarrying
tinwontedly long from ber side.
She was not accustomed to spend her
evenings alone, and it seemed a bit strange
and lonely not to see the owner of Unit
step it. hi- usual place, reading aloud,
laughing ami chatting, or givly " building
castles in the air" for their future.
What could detain bim ?
He had promised not to be gone long,
bi:'.���well, lie so seldom spent an evening
out she sh add nol complain, and more
swiftly plying tier needle, tl ������ smile would
ilii buoli lo hei face,
Rut, aa tl,.' hour grew late ami he di.l not
oome, the shadow returned again and
again, growing darker and darker, till tin-
ally it setlled ominously down on her heart
anil throwing aside hei work, a weary vigil
was hers, till the sound of heavy, unfamiliar steps, anil a quick, sharp ring of the
door-bell, sent her to her feot, with dilating
eyes and colorless lips.
However, being a resolute little woman,
die hastened to the door, and fearlessly
enina; it. there, botween two of his
she  beheld   her  husband���dead
sue beguiled the term ot an eutorecii un
prisonment, which, notwithstanding its attraction.!, he was not loth to leave when at
liberty lo no out again, of course, happy as
a bird ou tho wing : for where dwells the
man content to abide at home, day after
day, as women do, without sometimes proving��� whisper il low���a hit of a bear:
liut '....fore his wife allowed him to go she
threw her arms around his neck, praying,
apparently In a perfect lever of apprehension :
" Ob, my husband, you will be careful of
yourself, won't you? Remember,you might
have another stroke of apoplexy, and then
 1 lh, my love, the mere thought of it
frightens me 1" and a little gush of tears,
not wholly make believe, swept over her,
for in spite ot herself the memory of that
night was like a sharp probe in her heart,
piercing it to the very core, when she
thought her husband might he inclin' to
again'read thu perilous path of intemperance,
But her fears were groundless,
That was the liut and only timo she ever
saw him into.tioatetl, and whatever he sits-
peeled h; wisely followed her example, and
discreetl) hci I his peace, for her stratagem
had effectually cured him.
A WONDERFUL CLOCK-
it i.'it- tin-
Exact Time nl A"'
Korth lincrlcn
'..inl  ill
open
ll tends,	
drunk I
One glance of shocked surprise, and realizing the truth ii. all its bitterness, she
would have fallen, hut out of the whirl of
her thoughts Ushed a stratagem, which
none but a woman's ready wit could have
suggested.    With  the silently  breathed
words :
" May heaven forgive mi the deception !"
and i little ery of well-dissembled terror,
sh.'  reeled ugainst  the door-jamb, gasp-
Stephen Messerer, a jeweler of Newark,
has almost oompleted the production of one
of the most wonderful clocks ever made.
He hopes to have it placed on exhibition in
I the World's Fair in Chicago, and has applied ior the necessary space,
The exhibit is a differential clock, planned
I and executed on a large scale.   Il is S Ieet
i long and 7 feet wide, and it stands  in a
handsome rase of antique oak, finely polish-
| ed und   with a massive ornamental base.
I The lace is a map of the United States,
lower Canada and Mexico, executed by
Colton, the celebrated map maker, in colors.
' There are in all 102 dials of uniform size of
lhat of a silver dollar, and they dot the
I map all over,   There is a clock for every
j large city and (or all othcr points of interest,
I i\ew   York  State  has four,  at  Albany
i Rochester,  Buffalo and   the   metropolis
ing :
" My husband is struck with apoplexy/'; p       lvftnin rejoiceain tho distinction ot
" No, no, i.iadamt, it is nothing so sen-  ^ ^      ���" ^ p,ttgbu     ,uu,
ens as that.   Relieve tne, he will soon be , m.uk] ^^ fa m .R ^^ a|u,
better,  was the earnest assurance, in tones  ^ jn ^ (.^f,,,.,,^,^ fmu, ��������� Cftnada
that quietly veiled the speaker s inclination , |u,, B| ..^ Co|l|,nl,i,1>   T,,e center of cach
lo smile.   dial is directly over the city or poiiit it rep
She unsteadily lifted her liiisl-andslmp,.^^    an(i*it ,.eouired MOeml of exact
heavy hand, and nervously eliding it, chok-      ,    m8tak;ng wol.k ,��� loate then
ingly answered r  with accuracy. ���	
"Gentleman, you cannot deceive inc.   1     S(     .     ^^j H)p ]M     onofinda u,e
know it is apoplexy,   and directing ^f.01  whole meolaanisin revealed.   Itis snrpris-
to carry him up stairs, she anxiously led the       -       ���
way tn a pleasant, gas-lit chamber, where, I
after bidding them lay him down on the!
white-draped bed, she earnestly besought
them to go for a physician. Deeming her |
as unsuspecting aa she seeme 1 they hastened to gratify her, enjoying a quiet laugh at;
hi ��� husband's - ipense,
When Hie physician arrive'
patient well tucked up In bed, and the wife ]
pacing the lloor, wringing tier hands, anil
acting like one distraught,
" Oh, doctor," she cried, "my husband
is struck v.-.tl. apoplexy, and you must bleed
him, or he'll die.1
" I hope cot, madam, an 1 trtrsl there is no
serious cause for alarm, Doubtless lie will I e
better by morning," replied the physician, j
gravely feeling the unconscious man's pulse,
" But, doctor, it is ipoplexy, and I insist
that he must be Med," she passionately!
persisted,
"Well, madame, at all events it won't
harm him, and as you insist so strongly I
ingly simple when one considers all that it
is called upon to [do.   In the lower left
hand corner are the works in a small ease
Besides these there are another set of works
about the size of those in a small alarm
clock, bet constructed with much  more
j skill and care.   This small movement re
.     ...    licvea the larger and winds itself every min
e'onnam*   ute.   It regulates tbe larger one, and is
really the motive and regulative power for
the entire machine.
Thore is a long, slender metal rod risit
perpendicularly from the larger movement.
Attached, ami at right angles to this, are
twenty-four tods whioh run across lhe continent, so to speak. Several of the dials
arc regulated by each ot these horizontal
tods. That one which runs from New York
to Sau Francisco, for instance, has eight
dials to take care of, Tiie rods are attached
to the main rod- by a bevel gear, followed
by a sm illergear of thesame pattern. The
motive powei is communicated from the
^__ ,,     , , horizontal rod to the dial post of each clock
have no alternative,  and tin patent was  by another beve, ^ 'AU ,|lut h Ml.���
I      in.L Luisi bum in arniua,
1 Very Peculiar People.
Dr. Stuhlmann, Kmin Pasha's companion
on his expeditious iu the neighborhood of
Like Viotoria, has (says a Berlin eorrespon,
dent) succeeded for the first time in bunging members of tho Dwarf tubes (Pigmies)-
of whom the ancient ('reeks related that
they dwelt near the sources of the Nile,
alive to Europe, They are of the negro
type, ami their size is that ol children ot
nine or ten years old. They traverse the
dense primeval forests in t'oops, varying in
numbers from a more handful up to several
hundreds, slopping for a while at places
where they find animals enough to kill. Owing to the rapidity ol their movements, the
arpness of thcit s-ght and hearing, and
the extraordinary preoislon of their weapons, ihey are excellent hunters, The best
shot, and the boldest lighter in the chase
and in war is always recognized as the
leader; he determines the routes they take,
and chooses tbe places where they build
their huts. These lints aie spherical in form
and about four feol three inches high, so
that an ordinary man can get in only on all
fours, The men ate inveterate smokers.
Their pipes tire of primitive, but original
construction, and consist of the hollowed-
out stalk of a banana leaf, with a bole bored
in its side at one en i, in which the bowl,
consisting of a rollod-up banana leaf, is
stuck. They suck tlie smoke right into their
lungs, and blow It out again in great clonus,
in operation which is, efsconrao, alway accompanied by a viol, nt
I'lT 01 COCOMIMI.
After cach such inhalation and exhalation,
the mouth-piece of tlio pipe stalk is cut oil.
Tlicir love of smoking is instanced by the
fact that, when one if them dies, they try
to prooure him the delight of smoking once
more. They stick thu mouth-piece of a pipe
into the mouth of tho corpse, and then blow
through the bowl till the smoke comes
out at thc nostrils.
Thc institution of marriage is well known
to them, but its obligations seem to be by
no means strictly observed, and there arc
people who attribute their dwarfish stature
and other bodily peculiarities to degeneraoy
consequent on incest. They arc suspicious,
malicious, and cunning, and war with tbem
is much dreaded, The height of the men
varies from 4ft *2in to 4ft D.'.in, but those
who are above 5 liin are probably not of pure
descent. The uppei part of lhc body Is the
portion most fully developed ; the legs are
thin���those of the women, however, rather
less so than those of lhc men. The feet are
thin and slender: in walking the toes are
not turned outwards, bill inwards, nr tit
best held straight. The gait is wtivy und
cautious, hut uot feeble. Tlie arms are well
formed ; the hands remarkably small, with
elegant, rounded, whitish nails, in the
whole formation of their bones is seen a
similarity with those of our children. The
head ia roundish, although strong lateral
projections of the forehead and of the parietal hone cause it to look square, The
forehead is high anil vertical, the eyebrows
often strongly developed. The nose is of
the broad. Hat, negro type. Thc beard
grows chiefly on the upper lip ; on the chin
it is quite feeble. The colour of the skin
varies from dark chocolate brown to a yellowish brown.
uixvli*) imsijujJLi inuitt .aa-iD uar
TORS.
Type of Savages Evidently OinrDitriiani
Over Hie I'loltr.
Anthropologists will lie much pleased to
hear that two girls ot thc Akka race have
been brought lo Europe by Dr. .Stuhlmann,
by whom they were rescued from Arab captors. They arc now on the way to Germany and will remain in that country until
summer, when they will bn taken baok to
Africa. Thc Akkas arc in sonic respects
one ot the most interesting of savage people
JNJjWS Ui- iibiaUTJilClT.
TEMri'.l'.ATI i:i: or TIIK VOLTAIC arc
SI. Violle, the well-known French pliysi-
ciat, has made a large number ol experiments
to determine the temperature of lhe voltaic
arc, and linds the hottest part of the positive
carbon to be il.'.tili1 Cent. This is the temperature at which carbon volatilizes,
ni.l.vn OPERATORS I'OBTF.r.EI'1   ���:���----
There existso great need fortbc congenial
employment of blind people, and there are
indications that the demand maj be satisfied.
Only recently a typewriter has been intro-
not merely because of their small size, but | duccd that is intended especially for the use
because they are representatives of a race
which must tic one time have been widely
diffused over the globe. Scattered tribes
of kindred ���'pygmies" arc found not only
in many parts of Africa, but in various
islands of the Eastern seas and in some
regions of tiie mainland of Asia, They invariably inhabit more or less inaccessible
districts, whither their forefathers have
evidently been driven by the ancestors of
the present dominant races. Some years
ago two Akka boys, obtained by barter by
the Italian Miani, weie sent lo Italy, and
several eininient men of science made them
thc subject of learned memoirs. The new
visitors will be not less cordially welcomed,
and we may expect that their appearance
and manners will suggest to some of thc
more ingi nious anthropologists of Germany
many a bold speculation as to a remarkable
but obscure stage in the early development
of mankind.��� | London Graphic,
Gold Mining in Corea-
A correspondent of the Shanghai Mercury
Ives some facts of thc working by Japanese
of the C'orean gold mines in tho vicinity of
Fusan. The mine is reported to be only
eight miles from the, fine seaport of Mas-
sampo. In the mining district of Chagwan
there exist gold bearing quartz reefs and
auriferous alluvial soil; the latter is being
washed ill the usual way, 111 primitive
native fashion, by those entitled to it, and
so is the quartz belaboured in the most unscientific, barbarous manner, After heavy
rains man;,' people may be observed washing for gold, which has heen carried down
in the Hoods fiom the mountains, and this
process has been constantly repeated annually from generation to gener ition. The
mines were worked for about ten years,
under Japanese auspices. Thc easily contented CoreatlS are pleased with their own
rude manner of carrying on business, where,
if properly managed, an enterprising and
intelligent mining concern might easily
prosper, paying good dividends to shareholders and an excellent royalty to the
Government, The Japanese had actually
some houses built, and sank seven shafts ;
they employed about a hundred natives,
besides their Japanese staff' and about thirty
Japanese miners, but without the necessary mining appliances, such as stamps and
quartz crushing mills, the operatives had
lo throw up the working. The Japanese
were working some rich galleries at a
depth of lib to 101) feet, bu' the necessary
mining and pumping gear made itself badly
felt. '
bled as scientil tally as  the  wife could
desire.
A little sigh if liei ,n I igain she
cried :
" Now, loot :. a I lisl ir     liis head
" But. my dear madame," began the
physician, hardly willing to carry tiie farce
so far, but she vein-..,-- tli interrupted him,
.-   laimtug half-i idigi intl.
"Why, doctor, would you 1 t n v husband
tli ! VV isn't my t ithe i physician and
dou'tlktion whal ought to be done in a
ease    oi   apoplexy ���-.-    ippl
blister."
The pi:;, a, ian obey.        ��� ' icula
ing:
"When tl wotti i . -   "  -      tt
pen.toti't,
Aim when ali   w in" ahe wot
end on'
Then I:	
his BttSp   . -      !������  ��� ..-.-:
to himself
When the I   tband > ������������
ness he was 301 ��� ������
ered.
Putting n.t hand to
his wife *
i er bii
"Why, little  wife.
i
it's the   i ."-
v   nails m*    'i I -. i    lakes
"   ik
''Hush, lading !    You must
talk ire
t   .
ie  e
ind   tl -
:
listers I
'!'.o m
hand   flutter
i   nice p
"  ������ silent
mtioi      .  t  i]   ���
��..    .-I-    H .41	
p or head.   You are
you  kei ��� | ������ : ���   ������ .      I dare n
foi   the conaeq
:      ig,    -.:.     ieo what a sp
narse   I II make,     in. 1 the
.. ���.   [ul   .   ten I
R n before it piused mem
cd to the I itei looking
iwcet eye ��� .
���ealc i i..i lips,   ii-- knew he voul
ro., i. n . prisone  in I  it         irl
should heal, ind the
but exhilarating,
II iwever, ha t, ind .
gaging nurse that tl | i nl sped ilmost
aa -, dream, in which il ��� i to i it n
lik" ���. br ght, ministering ipit t, wil .
smile in her lips, a lighl in hei ��������� es, tnd t
ton lernc ��� in net m inner that jealn i ilj
gu tried against r ��� feal ng, by a word, look,
ot figti, that sho oven dreamed hor husband I..! boen bi . ighl I .me to her drunk.
So, I' wia ipopl  -��� i   tha! terrible ape-
|, ..-,   .-. ,, :. might i ive ma I - hut . wid-
, -.- -. .- I with her lai ������ hidden on his ahoul-
tho I ttle dissembler told   bi  .  i oro
mce, how she had wrung hot   hands
:  wcpl  ..-    him ���  .'  mo I   ��     : ed
night when hc li! n .1   ovi i.   know  hor,
iwn littlo wife
Thus, with many t. v. V t blandlslimt nta.
when one look.- a' the back of the map sur-
fa ��� ;- i -cries of long rods with clusters ot
t ny cog wheels a; uneven distances. The
weights weigh lol) pounds. There ar-
li oaks in the tods here and there, as all th.
dials are not on a straight line. This is
accomplished by more gearing.
With the exception of the map, the
wooden a-se and the hands of the clock,
everything was manufactured in Mr. tiles-
-- - - il q in the rear of hia store. He
lays il will take him a whole day to set all
Tne mechanism will run eight
.lays without winding, and during that time
the exact difference in time at any hour between any two places can be ascertained at
.. Thr time of the New York and
S'ewark dial  will   iii  , le with the actual
��� me,' t "���:."        mpul uion.
!i arder to have each dial accurately
_    . -    - ay register the time of
place il represents with perfect exact-
��� ssen rw I make all the com-
self.   He will begin with the
.    es     ward thi east an i w ���'.'. use
.     ' ���--.' ������'. tl   degrees of
il ins.   Tiie differ-
-.   :- ijrt - ol longitude is
tt hen ..: '      Hals
vatt Ul      'he, hour
���  '.'������.-   i irk N.-a, ok
. ., espond ������-
Bohanii   w
in  motion ...    the  .'04 hour and   -   .nd
.    - -      ���. .       . theii tl   ���,     'I here
��� ,! in hour bet w a.- I hi
lis    ipproximatoly
��� - md Denver
li     ��� trsbetween '-������''  '. .
��� i    .. o
ng d !   sm - -
Mr Mes en latesno
,- fe
���   i . ttall v
lifj
therefore    t       ������     urn hing  ���-
leotio
-.���;,. i .    ind i        .
lifferoncea
ed in volume     Once   ��������� -
. t is SI
ed in this o In the w �� d.   Few,
having the a - could go to the ne. <m
sary e:<]  i      il ind money
A Serious Question.
"Shall we live with your parents aftoi
,.- ire t it i ---I    lnq tir id Kdwin
111 he question is, can  ve
m '   inawerefl Angelina,
Bank of En ;land nott irenev reissued,
but when paid in for gold are.it once i ...
-.���!,...I  1 hey aro then presorved foi seven
y ,   , thai inquiries relative to I .rgoriea
nt t- .  lis, on which  the notes  may threw
light,....; bo answered.
In Upland disss fashions havo nol ohang
.-.I In 1,01)0 years.
MANY WRISKJ.ES are see.**,
which seem, however, to be a consequence
of Insufficient nourishment or ol old age.
The women seem to be, as a rule, a few centimetres smaller than the men. The clothing of the meu consists only of a narrow
strip of bast or inner bark from a species of
fig tree. I never saw among them the
smallest trace of ornamental dress or ta-
toning. Their only ornaments are small
boles in the upper lip, into which thin grass
stalks are stuck. Occasionally the septum
or the nose is also bored through, as well
as one of the ear-laps, through which they
then thrust small wooden pegs. The teeth
are very seldom filed. The dress of the
women is, if possible, even simpler than
that of the men, It consists of a cord round
tho loins on which fresh leaves are. hung :
these are fetched every morning from the
woods. The men generally shave away
their hair, except a narrow strip above the
right ear. They are very dirty, and have
an aversion to water; whilst the negroes are
very cleanly���more so, indeed, than the
average European. When they sleep they
lraw up their fires continually ; they seem
unable to obtain tire by rubbing sticks together, and, therefore, when they change
their quarters they take with them a torch,
which they afterwards keep glowing. Their
weapon is a small bow with a string of rat-
can. Their arrows arc carried in a sack of
raw leather, which they hang over one
shoulder. They are usually made of wood
only, but some have heads of iron, which
they obtain by barter from thc neighbouring
peoples. Their poisoned arrows are deeply notched below the head; and often have
barbs, so that, an attempt to draw out an
arrow causes it to break off in the wound.
Instead of feathers, they use a portion of a
leaf at the binder end of t ho arrow.
ths*. fi.ho:.
employed is of a vegetable nature, and is
���lean d hy the natives.   If it remains
li |n the wo..nd it Causes death,and
li quiokly removed it is usually
followed by  . strong porulent discharge,
iust   tetanus,   With proper treat
��� ent, however, this poison ii by no means
langerous,
Ir..-. 'ic i. ax lash e use ol wood In mak.
..  their weapons,  we may suppose the
pigi : '.i be still in theii  most primitive
: age of woo I "  They have no domestic
., tis, i -- - p dogs. 'I heso aro small, o(
..: d| rollow leather, sharp.nosed,
with uprighi triangulat can, Thoy aid in
finding tne gams. Whether tho pigmies
a inmbala oi not ia a prosonl an open
question 'I hair language differs ontiroly
from that of tho neighbouring pooples; It
l.as not yot been possiblo to lormavooab-
. .1 / for thom, ilm o, In replying to quoa
Ions, tbey usit ally employ the languages o(
thoir neighl o tt Oui two female pigmies
have learnod theSuaholl tongue, and o la
inly whon they think thomsolvos quite un-
observed that, thty talk ami sing togothot
In their mother tongue, The negrooB
maintained that they twlttorod like birds,
but the tribes beat loqualntcd with them
know that thoy speak the languages of their
neighbours.
Prido, like the magnet, constantly points
Lo one nlijs t itsell; but unlike the mag.
not, it haa no attractive pole, but at all
points ropols,
Wheat Area of Great Britain-
The Corn Trail A'eics oi Livornool predicts
that, tbe wheat urea of Groat Britain, when
reckoned up, may prove to be under two million acres. It is said that farmers are increasing the urea of oats, in placo of spring
wheat, the price of the former being comparatively higher than wheat, Al this rate,
Manitoba will have half as much wheat area
this year as the United Kingdom. In the
fifties tbo wheat area of the United Kingdom
reached over four million acres, but it has
been steadily declining for many years. The
wheat area in 1ST- was 3,840,000 acres ; in
1882 it had declined to ,'1,1(14,000 acres,
and in 1892 to 2,299,000 acres, and still the
reduction goes on, as indicated by thc prediction of tlie Com Tretth News,
The cause of the decline in the wheat
area may be found by reference to the comparative value of prices in British markets.
In 1872 the average value of wheat waa
,">" shillings por quarter; in 18S2, 4,is Id
per quarter; and iu 1S02,30s lid per quarter.
Outs and barley have also declined in price,
but no*, in thesame rate as wheat. Increased competition from abroad and the low
freight rate from foreign ports, in comparison with what it used to be, has a good
deal to do with the decline in prices.
Wheat can bc laid down in London from
abroad at a lesa cost for freight by water
than the freight charges by rail on English
wheat to London from some parts of the
country. Handicapped as he is in many
ways, the British agriculturist finds il uphill vork to compete, with such low freights
in favor of foreign wheal.
Outwittinj an Exciseman-
An old woman in Orkney was noted for
selling whiskey on the sly. Her house was
a few miles from the town, and Excise officers had tried in vain lo get her convicted.
So many attempts had failed that they bad
given up thc task as impossible. A young
ollicer was appointed to the place,who said,
on being told about her, lhat lie would soon
secure her conviction.
Eat ly one morning he left the town and
arrived at, the old woman's house by 7
o'clock. Walking in, he saw no one, but,
noticing a bell on the tahlo, he rang it.
The ..Id woman appeared.
II.. asked for a glass of milk, which was
set down before him.   After a little he rang
again and the old woman appeared, He
asked if she had any whiskey.
"Ay, sir," said sho, "we aye have
some iu the bottle," setting il down before
him.
lie thanked her ind laid down a sovereign, which she took and walked out.
After helping himself he rang again and
-inked for bis change.
"Change, sir';" Slid the old woman.
" There s nae change, We hac tine li-
. tsnso. Eat we gie we gie in presents: fat
wo get we take in presonte, No good day,
air I" The exciseman left the house a poorer but a wiser man,
Whero the telephone wires are overland,
the spcctl ol t ran.mission is at the rate of
about Hi,'leu miles a second ; where the
wiroa ir'' through cables under the sea, the
speed i- nol more than 0,020 milca a
second.
The -"i illest inli ibited isl ind la tl it on
which the Eddyetonc lighthouse is built.
i .' big enough for t ie found Uiom of
the building,
of blind persons. It prints embossed characters and is adapted to any type, Thia
invention is noteworthy, not ouly for its
own sake, but as indicating the growth of
a purpose which promises to bring more and
more within reach of the hitherto incapable
blind a considerable part at least of tbe
privilege of work enjoyed by 'heir iicit-h
bors. The Loudon Lancet suggests the
telephone and even thc telegraph systems
as other possible outlets for thou energies,
A t'sl'i t'l. FORM OFTEt EPIIO: E,
A useful form of telephone has been invented, wherobj one instrument can be
used ..y persoua in different parts ol a
building, so that communications may ho
received in and sent Irom a room iu wliiol
no teloplioni is boated, Speaking tubes
aro placed throughout a building, running
from a central ollico, A circuit wire is
placed in connection with each tube, aud
in a guest toon., if in a hotel or office, is a
receiver, which when put in uso hangs from
a peg. If this apparatus is used in a hotel
and a call comes to lhc ollice telephone for
a guest the clerk calls through the speaking
tube to the guest's room that his attention
is requited. The guest has only to take-
tho receiver from thu peg in lis room and
carry ou a conversation the same as it he
were directly at tho telephone, proper connection having been previously made in the
ollice. A guest may also send a telephone
call by requesting through the speaking
tube to the ollice to be connected, and
when lhc connection has been made catty
on a convcsalion as already described. In
large office buildings us well as in holelo,
this invention can he used advantageously,
as it entirely obviates the necessity for ��.
separate telephone for every office.
SKN81TI' KSESS OF TIIE TE1.EI HONE,
An interesting experiment may be made
at telephone central stations by using the
human body as a conductor for telephonic
connections. When the subscribers wish to
speak with one another tho switch-holes of
their respective lines are connected at the
switchboard by means ol a conducting connecting cord, li tun connection cords are
now taken one peg is inserted into each
switch-hole, and the othcr free pegs are
held in the (previously moistened) hands,
conversation can be curried on as clearly aa
on direct connection by means of a conduction cord; the telephone currents, therefore,
act across lbe human body. Conversation
can oven he can led on without any difficulty
when a chain of several persons is formed
holding cach other's hands, tho first and.
the last in the chain having hold of the
free pegs of the connection cord, The feeble
telephone current hcrcovcrcon.es a considerable resistance. Tbe expet intent is most
amusing because it is possible by means ol
the persons placed in circuit to overhear thc
talk of conversing subscribers. By touching with tho hook of lhc operator's telephone the forehead, the nose, the ear,
the neck, thc teeth, the tongue, etc., of anyone of the persons in circuit die conversation is clearly and distinctly heard, Thc
persons serving as conductors have only u
very feeble sensation of the currents passing through them.
TUESToKAi.K  IIATTERV.
A most significant sign of the steady
progress thai the storage battery is making
is tho fact tint the Brussels Municipality
is contemplating the purchase cf$100,OOC
worth of accumulators, of width $20,000
worth have already been ordered. In Birmingham, England, thc very faiorable
prognostications which accompanied lhc appearance cf the Epstein cells last year on
the Birmingham Central and other eloctric
lines that wero in want of a really service-
abl ��� ccumtilator for traction work, have
been thoroughly borne out by the test of a
year's workings. The records of the Epstein
cells at Birmingham present interesting
reading. Several of the batterie.- which
started on their trips last August are still
on the road in their pristine condition, doing useful work, and each having completed
their 4,000 car miles. It is understood that
2,800 car miles runs suffice, at the stipulated,
maintenance rate of Go per car mile, to reimburse the manufacturers for the removal
of the postive sections. When this new
installation was made there were not wanting prophets of disaster, who jointed to
the dismal failures that hail been made
in storage battery experimenting, and the
apparently hopeless disrepute into which
accumulators had fallen, as augurs of the
late of the new departure It is, thereforo,
all the more to the credit of the engineers
of thc Birmingham road that they have
succeeded in converting what was thoroughly vindicating the capability of the
storage battery for traction work, the severest test to which it. can be put. Under
normal conditions of tho road the discharges on stiff' inclines were considerable,
but when the roads were covered with snow
and ice, us during December, the energy
expenditure all along the line, and especially on the Inclines, was three times as high
as that under ordinary circumstances, To
put it more plainly, discharges tit the rate
of about 200 amperes were taken from cells,
the total capacity of which, if discharged
at forty amperes, is only 17D ampere hours.
Yet. tiie Enstein cells were equal to the
task thrown" upon them, and enabled the
management to keep up a regular and uninterrupted service.
Whiskers in the British Army.
The question of whiskers is agitating the
British army journals. The regulation governing tlie point is clear and decisive. Officers and men of her majesty's army are not
permitted to shave the upper lip at all,
though some enlightened commanding officers permit young men to shave on the strict
understanding that it is done for the purpose of stimulating the erowlh of a backward mustache. Some officers of high lank
arc said to disregard the regulation, and so
set a bad example to the service by going
clean shaven.
T'ne dirtiest and most  unhealthy city in
tli-.- world is Amoy, China. A RemarkableJJnenta! txpenenoe.
A THRILLING STORY OF CHINESE TREACHERY.
CHAPTER XIX. -(Contimth.)
With Norris il was thus. A second time
he cast from him the materials placed near
him for his use���cast them away in anger
it is true, and in pain; for with these within his reach there was still no likelihood
that be would sign.
There are two impulses, as sonic will understand���the negative and the positive:
iho negative is that which bids ihe brain abstain from an action ; the positive, lhat
which bills it acl : and this is the truth
with regard to every human thought, lor
thought is dependent on the strength, at i
his death all further gain was gone, and he
did not wish that Norris should die.
The first months of the summer passed ?s
thc winter had pissed, without event, for
the situation was now the same, and yet
different : the same in this, that the order
signed by Norris bad gone again to
England, and that the time passed by unheeded since he was reduced to the lowest
ebb of bodily strength ; but different in this
that his brain was not so much destroyed as
was his body.
With the falling of the lead the mind had
become diseased and weakened so as to in-
bastinado the body had grown to influeuc
he miud.
^^^^^_^^^^^_^^^_^^^_ fiuence the body ; with the falling of
the same time, of each of these powers and I
of both. I - ^^^^^^^^^
By some strong influence, one of these I Now that Shan-min-yuen had obtained
two powers of the braiu may be destroyed, this order for five thousand pounds, he
seldom, indeed, so fully as was now the scarcely knew how be should use it: for the
:ase with Norris, for but few pass through t presentation of the false order in former
such tilings as hc; but frequently, in a less-1 times might reflect a suspioion upon the
er degree, either the positive or the negative i .strangely written thing now in his posses-
is overthrown, and temporarily banished. | sion, and the utmost caution had become
The mind then becomes unequal in its
balancing, and thc remaining power takes
full possession in a determined and incontrovertible thought,
With Xorris lhe revulsion of feeling upon
signing   tlie  paper,  and  the  subsequent
necessary.
For several weeks
 : he retained it, merely
| waiting till he should devise some plan of
j getting rid of and obtaining value for the
' note. Send it to Bonsel he could not, for
' two reasons : firstly, that he had in for-
struggle with "the priest, had effected this��� mer time had much difficulty to explain
that witli regard to this one thing all the ! the origin of the false note returned,
positive power in his brain was banished : it I and, again, that he now more clearly
was as though he had no ability to will that | than in the old time perceived
he should sign, for the negative or denying j the danger incurred by sending forth a
power had full possession, banishing all rea-1 check with his captive's name appended
son, and ruling, in the absence of its anti-1 thereto j for he remembered thc swallow,
dote, with an iron power, I which, wounded at the time when Norris
So the torture did not at once effect what had, months ago, attempted to escape, had
was desired, and it took many days-days! been captured with the message tied to
of ever-increasing hideousness���before it; it���a message whicli hore the words
grew to such an extent as to finally restore j "Eleventh swallow," beiug one of many
that part of will which had been as it were j such.
for a lon<' time lost. '    Although it  was unlikely that any of
Thus was it that Norris lived for nine these birds had been captured or had died
lays, bearing daily the strokes upon limbs in places where the paper would be under-
now terrible to look upon bj reason of his stood, there was still a dim chance that
wounds, before the agony grew so intense . such might be the case���a chance whose
n its lasting nature "us to cause the existence Shan-min-yuen denied to himself,
gradual return of the positive or acting j and which was yet sullicient to make him
power into his mind. j cautious.    Besides, some trace of the Eng-
There may be few who will understand I lishman's visit might have heen left behind
thc conditions of his mental thought, and | in Tientsin or Shanghai a year ago, and, if
few who will grasp the reality ot the power | so, an order bearing his name, now pro-
which certain acts have to destroy a portion [ duced, would at once create suspicion if it
of the mind, or to restore it, as he who has | waa kuown that he, William Norris, had
studied the human brain must see and clear- j silently disappeared,
ly know to he the truth. Therefore it was  that for a long time
That Norris did finally yield was due to Shan-min-yuen kept the paper unused,
lho overwhelming influence of the lasting j until finally he had opportunity of sending
pain which, deadening every thought as no j it to Shanghai and disposing of it through a
' torture  could  have | Chinese merchant in that place.
allowed the return of the power to
other  'ess sustained
loin
wil! ^__ _,^^___,^__
It was as though the man had forgotten
for a lime that he might act, and now slowly remembered what was within his power!
to do. One.half of the man's mind had
been virtually tlead : it was now reborn.
The daily strokes, terrible though
they had been, were up to this point a
tiling which his weakened strengh had
been able to bear; for as twenty-four
hours passed between each application the
condition of his limbs had never attained to
that awful state in which one way see the
criminal's tlanks after the rapid succession
of thirty or forty strokes, Shan-min-yuen
hail lot pabl a second visit to the captive ;
possibly hc knew that in his short interview
laconic as iiad been his few remarks, he had
made it clear that Norris mustsign an order
for five thousand pounds.
At length the day came when Norris did
as he had been bid, The iirst streaks of the
dawn had fired the distantskywhen betook
the paper that was near him, aud in the
half-light wrote a second time the order to
pay the sum demanded by his foe.
As he signed his name once again, a curious impulse entered his mind���he had
written the first name, and half of the sec-
-and ; but something impelled him just then
(indeed it was as though some
other power actuated him at this moment)
to alter tho last letters of his name, and he
.completed the signature as William Norland, not as William Norris. Thus by
some inexplicable freak of mind���for, as
truly as he wrote, Norris had intended to
send forth a true order,���another tht.t was
not true, because of four letters which had
been substituted for three, went forth aa a
result of a system of cruelty and torture
which had caused the victim to yield, and
which had yet, at the last, reduced wlut
was a true act into the worthlcssnesa of a
deceit. _^_^^^^^__^_^^__
When the priests entered the temple that
morning, Norris, filled with the belief that
he had now by this writing saved himself
from further agony, held forth the order to
him who was nearest.
The priest took it in his hand ; and others
curiously crushed around him. A lengthy
colloquy ensued. Norris believed that all
was well; that to-day at least the terrible
bastinado would not fall.
Even as he thus thought, it was proved
to him that he was wrong, for the priests
were not about to free lum from his punishment. That was no part of their design.
Could he have understood the words now
3aid, he would have learned that to them
the signature was but a small thing. It
might be given to Shan-min-yuen at any
time ; not now, hefore their vengeance was
complete.
They had decided to keep the paper
written by Norris until Shan-min-yueu
should ask for it, or until Norris was utterly undone, so that by this means they
should still retain the power to carry out
their hellish designs.
Thc old murder and the desecration of
the temple were not yet avenged, though
Norris knew this not.
Then they seized upon him, and he saw,
notwithstanding that he hail signed, that
the bastinado was to be as it had been for
days, his brain reeled and lie cursed aloud.
But thoy took him into the court-yard notwithstanding, and once again listened to
his English cries and marked his agony,and
for the last limo the bastinado fell; for on
that day   his  strength   broke   down, and
henceforth ho wos as one on the point of
death for many weeks to conic.
Whilst he lay thus tended only by one of
tho Chinese prieats, Shan-min-yuen received the note signed by "William Norland.''
The priests, seeing lhat thev could not
further torture the mini, look the paper to
Shan-min-yueu and by this means regained
hiH favor, lint he passed out lhe com-
maud that on no account should Norria 1...
allowed lo die.    It was appareut.th.it by
Before it reached England and came into
the hands of Norris's bankers, much had
happened : for every hour brought the time
nearer the day when Chin-chin-wa entered
the temple by the power of his pardon, in
search of the victim of the Chinese priests.
CHAPTER XX.
For a very long time Norris was ill : and
the priest tending him by command trom
Shan-min-yuen was sorely tried with the
long endurance of his charge's lasting illness.
But as Norris once a man of the strongest
constitution, had survived the past, so he
nowsurvivedthepresent;and it waswellfor
him that his illness was a prolonged one,
and that he had seuse to feign a greater
weakness than was really his whilst convalescent, for this alone saved him from
further agonies decreed to come.
It is useless to dwell upon this time, for
it passed without incident, until at last
the priests knew that Norris was recovered,
and but continued to feign an illness ; and
then immediately they set themselves to
conceive fresh horrors for the wretched man
to endure.
Aud even at this time friends were near-
ing the prisoner, for Vanseombe and Chin-
chin-wa had entered Pekin, and were
searching for him in vain throughout the
great city of ruin and decay.
The priests had now hit upon a torture
of pouring boiling oil in drops upon the
prisoner's nails, fixing both feet and hands
firmly in a vice, and dropping the boiling
liquid upon each nail in succession : but
beforo they could put this into execution a
more terrible device came from their father,
Shan-min-yuen, and they put aside their
own torture to adopt his.
Some three weeks since Shan-mm-yuen
had disposed of the order given by Norria���
a long time, aa will be conjectured, since
the date upon which it was given.
After sending it to Shanghai, it occurred
to his suspicious mind (curiously enough
the first time that he had troubled to question the point) to wonder whether this
second document was indeed true.
Had the torture really forced a true
signature from the Englishman, or waa this
also false, like the last ? These considerations determined the mandarin to test the
point in this way.
Norris had been il'. so long that it waa
unlikely indeed that he would recollect the
name given as signature by him, unless it
was his true name ; il i' was his true name
be would sign in the same manner aaecond
time under pressure.
If not, he would betray himself. In
either case no harm could be done ; lor allowing that he had signed tiuly, then a second order would he but increased gam ; and
if he had signed wiongly, what now came
would surely be thc yielding after all that
the victim had come through.
Shan-min-yuen therefore, influenced by
these thoughts, gave his own story to the
priesta, and bade them wait for his device
of a torture which should force the truth
indeed from the prisoner's hand or at least
punish him for the past. He planned a hideous thing, but whilst he still gloated over
bis own conception, an event occurred
which turned for a little the channel of hia
thoughts,
This event waa the visit of Chin-chin-wa
to the Imperial City���a visit in which Chin-
ehan-wa, aa the other quickly noticed, had
taken accurate observance of Shan-min-
yuen's person in a manner which unnotice-
able to others, was yet seen by Shan-min-
yuen, whose suspicious mind, being evil
was always on the alert.
As a bad nature is frequently repelled by
a true one., so Shaii-min-y.ien was repelled
by Chin-ehiii-wa, conceiving a subtle hatred
ior the pardoned exile, 'he cause of which
the mandarin could not find, and which he
still endeavored to neck.
Then had come thc meeting in the i iting
home, and there Shan-min-yuen's faculties
an Englishman was with the mau called
Chin-chin-wa.
It may have occurred to him for a mo-
men:, as Chin-chin-wa had hoped, that all
was explainable in the fact, ol ihe Englishman's following in the footsteps of his friend
in adopting Chinese customs and dress: but,
if so, suspicion must very rapidly have
'superseded any such thought.
Shan-min-yuen had taken a dislike to
Chin-chin-wa, as has been said. He found
in thia meeting all that he could have desired. For the mandarin to speak against
the exile surely little justification was required. Chin-chin-wa might be dangerous
���that was ail whicli It was necessary to
-say : for proof���his friend.
Thus he determined to act ; for his
thoughts, dwelling, as they now were,
much upon the tenure he had devised lor
Norris, found a hatred for everything English, and ground for suspicion at every turn
���suspicion connected with his own affairs,
though he represented it as connected with
his government.
He was not long, as ha3 been seen, in carrying out by his misrepresentations a part
nt his wishes. Chin-chin-wa was dangerous
in the city ot I'ekin, or at least his actions
were suspicious, So Shan-min-yuen gained
his end, yet not fully ; for the exile, being
pardoned, was not re-exiled but merely banished from tlie city of Pekin,���from all
proximity to the court.
Did Shan-min-yuen merely gratify his
whim, or had hc his own .suspicions'.' It is
difficult lo say.
It will be remembered that Chin-chin-wa
went (upon the day previous to that on
Which be was to leave Pekin owing to his
banishment) to the Temple of Confucius,
and that whilst there he heard a ery���which
he believed to lie an Englishman's cry-
come from within.
It was the cry of William Norris; for
Shan-min-yuen was at that moment witnessing his agony within the temple court,
whilst the preparations for an awful torture
were being put in force.
Shan-min-yuen had come quietly to the
temple, accompanied only by one servant,
who bore within a rough cage, whicli he
concealed by a cloth which completely covered it, a bird something of the nature of ti
parrot, having a long, overlapping pointed
beak and leathers of pure white.
Shan-min-yuen's words to Norris were
few. For a second time he hade him sign
truly, and to Norris's reply he turned a deaf
ear.
Then, at his command, several of the
priests seized and bore the captive into
the courtyard, whilst Shan-min-yuen and
his attendant followed.
Here there was a wooden erection fixed
into the ground, close to the tree which
Norris hau once known so well. Near this
was the broad paved pathway which ran
from temple to temple, and upon which the
boards had been placed when the bastinado
had been his fate.
Every memory connected with the place-
was terrible, and the most terrible was yet
to be graven upon bis mind,
He was placed at the foot of the tree,
and bound to it in a sitting posture with
ropes which surrounded his body and the
trunk of the tree. His left arm was bound
to his side, not too tightly, so that it should
appearing above the board, beyond which
were his feet, and the bird whose form he
could not see.
This, then, was Shan-ii��n-yuen's fiendish
device. The bird which he had chosen
was not of carnivorous nature nor under ordinary circumstances likely to
feed upon tbe human fiesh ; but, if deprived
nf food for a lengthy period, it must assuredly obey nature's call, and then the overlapping beak would meet in the flesh of the
victim's feet,
Many hours would pass before that time
-how long it was hard to say, for the bird
had been fed that day, and hunger alone
would impel it to bend forward and complete a torture which, in its expectations
and in its duration, held a horror deep"i
than could be gained by any other means,
shan-min-yuen was satisfied now, He
knew that the victim's senses would return
ere long, and that long hours, terrible
hours, would pass whilst he sat, unable to
move, looking upon the white crest of the
parrot-like bird that he could not wholly
see, and waiting the completion of his
doom.
So they left hint thus, with the bird at
llis feet : and Norris gradually returned to
life���to exist thotign these hours which were
the most terrible of ull���to live through
that night, (iod knows how, and to greet
tho dawn in tho mockery of his soul, at..1
still to wait for thc time to come.
Thus it was with him on tlie morning
when Vanseombe and ('hiu-chin-wa set out
for the temple of Confucius: and is they
were Hearing the gates a (lull leaden stupor
descended upon the men who only waited,
lone in tbat courtyard, with the bird chained at his feet, until the last moment of his
agony should come.
At last it came ; for the bird, impelled by
hunger, bent down at length and caught
the ilesh of Norris's toe in its beak, half
wondering, perhaps, if this was food to eat.
The man's shrieks rose through the air,
and the bird a second time, and more greedily, bent forward to taste his blood : and as
its overlapping beak met in his Ilesh, a last
great cry came from him, and again, as
was an often the case, the whole world
r *.sscd away in darkness!
At, that moment the temple-door opened,
and Chin-chin-wa looked down upon the
scene.
The strong man's heart tilled with agony
���i pain, which only the strong heart, such
as his, can feel in its fulness, and this agony
dwelling in him yet stilled him, for he had |
now to act; but it burst from him at a later
time, when all was over, and when he an-
sweted Vanseombe as one who scarcely
heard, as one who 'had passed out of a terrible dream���
"I donct know."
Now he drove it buck, and, bounding forward, seized the white bird in his right
hand, crushing the life out of it as he tore it
from the chain, and casting it from him as
a dead thing, killed by the grasp of his
powerful hand.
Then lie called aloud to the priests who
had followed him, and who now stood
aghast some way behind, cowed by an
anger that is seldom Known in man.
And he commanded them to undo the
bonds, and to release the poor feet, one of
jjavaaja   aaa.a/   an a aja.ajua.aa. \i-
A gallon of water weighs Mill..
Earthouakes in Japan average 500 a year.
Boiling meat is the least wasteful way of
cooking it.
The King of Greece speaks twelve languages.
The eggs of insects have greater powers of
vitality than any others.
Black and green.tea arc the product of tha
same plant.
line-third of the people who go mad recover their senses.
A hiin.lred-an.l-ten-ton gun has a range
of fourteen miles.
not be numbed, but "still securely, so that j which was dripping blood.        _^^__
it might not be moved. They obey him silently.   He had come to
His  right arm was partially free : the I them bearing the command from Shati-min-
reason for this was plain. Paper and ink
and pen were placed upon a small board by
his side, And Norris knew that it was useless to sign : for he had signed months ago,
and the torture had still been the same.
His voice rose in wild words that went
forth ae curses upon Shan-min-yuen, All
was vain.
In this position and hound to the tree, his
yuen:
"Permit  am. Give Honor to CHIN-
CHIN-WA."
And for what else should he come but m
connection with the prisoner, who was now
to be unbound ?
Shan-min-yuen had himself said, "I shall
return on the morrow."   By chance he had
To the priests it waa mani-
legswereoflength'ufticienttoreachtothei"ot.-7,tc.0,[-:.e;.    ..     - .   , .    ,
_?.j.��� ...Jr\.���t u��� ���.���,!������, ;��� ,. f���.��� ! test that Chin-chin-wa had come instead
and that him they werecommanded to obey.
Slowly, for the bonds were carefully knot-
wooden erection before him, which in a few
momenta he perceived to be of the nature of
the old English stocks ; for his ankleB were
speedily and securely fixed therein, so that
his bare feet were beyond, fixed in such a
way that he could not mave.
The wood above hia feet was in height
about fourteen inches ; and could he have
seen the further side, he might have
wondered that a rod of wood projected
at right angles at a little distance above
his toes, and that to this rod was affixed a
thin chain, so that the whole resembled a
perch upon which a bin! might have sat.
Norria could not see this; for the height
of the board prevented his knowing what
was attached to it upon the other side.
But he was to learn, in a more forcible
manner still, that the aching of his limbs
in a painful position was not one hundredth
part of that which he must endure.
When they had tied him firmly and fixed
his feet, the attendaul who had followed
Shan-min-yuen approached and uncovered
that which he carried, and which Norris
now saw to be a rough cage, with a white
bird of large size inside.
His cries had frozen upon his lips; he
was unaware even that Shan-min-yuen, his
enemy, was near, or that it lay within his
power to take the pen and sign ; for his
senses contracted in a hideous aching
wonder���a terrible foreboding which overcame him, as liis eyes watched every movement of the man who held the cage with
tiie white bird.
The intensity of these moments quickened his life-blood, so that his heart seemed
about to burst, and still not believing that
he awful thing could be true which was
suggested to him by what he saw, he drank
in every particular of the horror that came
near.
Thc bird was taken front the cage, and its
head covered with a pica'of cloth, so that
it should not struggle to be free ; and then
it was broughl nearer to the wood which
held his feet.
Oneof the priests bent and assisted the
man, and together they bound the bird by
the chain around its leg.
Then they released it from their
hold, striving to place ils feet as
they did so, and as they removed the
cloth about its head, upon tho projecting rod; but the bird did not catch
the wood but in some way half-struggled free, and Norria, whose soul had
sickened, and whose eyea stared wildly as
though tlt'V could not aee, felt the touch of
its wing upon ' is bare feet, and his soul
went from him in that cry which Chin-chin-
wa heard outside the wills.
The bird had been placed upon his perch
-a perch to which it was confined by a
short chain, so that it could not stray���a
perch which, placed a little on one side, was
above Norris's feet, so that the bird looked
down upon them, ami could, by bending
| forward, reach them with its beak.
And hud not Norris's consciousness now
happily left htm for a little time, ho might
ted, they released Norris: and at length he
lay, free but senseless, upon the ground.
Chin-chin-wa took him in his arms, and,
thus bearing him, passed out of the court
and through the temples until he reached
the outer gate, and there he left the priests
and went out free; for they had seen llis
anger, and were afraid.
(to be CONTINUED.)
PEAELS OF TRUTH.
To live for time and sense is nonaenae.
A lie turns pale whenever it finds out
that truth is on its track.
What sculpture is to a block of marble
education is to a human soal.
Your own heart, and not other men's
opinions, forms your true honor.
If you wish to be crowned you must fight
manfully and suffer patiently.
Discontent is a great deal worae for u
man's health than a disordered liver.
Not many tears are shed when the man
dies who has lived only for himself.
Taking things as they come does not
wear one out as fast as dodging thcni.
Great Christians are never great in their
own estimation. They are great by being
little.
The discreet man will not forget when
.adiea are absent that gentlemen may be
present.
Knowledge is the hill which few can
hope to climb ; duty is thc path that all may
tread,
Every old man sees signs in other old
men's faces why they should bc preparing
for death and the judgment.
Have, a oare of being a slave to yourself
for it ia a perpetual, a .shameful and the
heaviest of all servitudes ; and this may be
dono by uncontrolled desires.
Vou cau not please everybody, but that i
no good reason why you should confine
your efforts to pleasing yourself.
Avoid littic debts, unpunctuality, gossip,
ing, nicknaming, petty quarrels, and all
oilier of those little vices which fill the
ointment with flies.���[Spurgeon.
Show me the man you honor. I know by
that symptom better than any other what
kind of a man you are yourself; for you
show me what your idea of manhood ia,
what kind of a man you want to be.
sixty-five million admission tickets will
be ordered for the World's Fair.
The occupants of a balloon a mile high
command a radius of ninety-six miles.
A gold coin depreciates .'. per cent, of
value in sixteen years of constant use.
Butchers wear blue garments because
blood-stains do not show on that colour.
The Duke of Westminster is said to give
away about ��60,000 in charity every year.
Fully "."i pot cent, of all the champagne
that is made is lost by the burstingo! bottles.
The catapult was invented in Syracuse
406 li. C. iu tbe reign of Dionysous the
Elder.
Tin- only two animals whose brains are
heavier than that of man are the whale
and tho elephant,
The most profitable times for hotel-
keepers in London are the months of April,
May, June, and July.
The whitest and largest ivory is obtained
from the elephants of the East Coast of
Africa.
There are live islands in the world larger
than (treat Britain, counting Greenland aa
an island.
The Empire of Morocco is the most important State that is absolutely without a.
newspaper.
More than 60,000 stamps are found every
year loose in the letter-boxes of the United
Kitidgom.
Tiie annual consumption of tea in this
country per head of population reaches a
little more than five pounds.
George Stephenson, the famous engineer,
delighted iii gardening. His hobby was to
grow cucumbers,
Australia i.s not only larger than auy six
islands of the world, but than all the
islands ot the world together.
The Scotch herring fishery is now the
greatest ill the world, employing ltl.OoO
boats and 100,000 people.
Taking the earth all over into consideration, the amount of rain that falls on its
surface comes to about 5 feet annually.
Thc President of the French Republic
receives a salary of L'J-I.OOO a year, and a>
like additional amouut for his expenses.
During the last fifty ysars more than
nine million people have emigrated from
this country, of whom It) per cent, have returned.
The highest main road in England is that
between Htiddersfield and Stockport, which
crosses Holme Moss at au elevation of
1,S59 ft.
The German Minister at Washington,
Dr. Von Hallebeu, is known there, from his
invariable good humour, as " the man who
laughs.''
Anthony Trollope's first novel waa writteD
in twenty-four days, in order to obtain the
money to give his wife a change of air
ordered by the doctors.
London conlains 00,003 paupers���known
as such, and receiving relief���costing the
taxpayers on an average $50 a head per
year.
The parish regiater.of Ramsey records
that Major William Cromwell, a cousin of
the Protector, died of the plague on the
���J.'lrd of February, ltlli.*i, and that he caught
the infection by wearing a coat, the cloth of
which came from London. It adds "The
tailor that made the coat, with all his
family, died of the sanu terrible disorder,
as did no less than four hundred people in
Ramsey, and all owing to thia fatal coat.'
Many authors and composers on retirin
to bed place writing materials ready at
hand, ao that when any brilliant thought
atrikea them in the night they can at once
nail it down. The poet Campbell, on one
occasion, retiring to rest with his thoughts
full of a new poem, after a little uneasy
slumber, suddenly woke about two o'clock,
and found himself repeating the words,
" Events to come caat their ahadow8 before."
He called at once for lights and a cup of
tea, and before daybreak had completed &
portion of " Lochiel's Warning."
There is an opinion tenaciously held by
many people that after death and interment
the hair of the head, and the beard as well,
continues to grow ; it has been stated that
iu some cases the coffin haa been filled.
Such stories arc believed by those situated
to know lhe facia to bc without foundation.
In talking with a well-known undertaker,
he explains the origin of such reports by the
fact that at times the minute roots of 6ome
trees will penetrate a crack or alight opening and fill the receptacle in which the body
ia laid with hair-like roots.
The streets of Rome are shortly to be
lighted throughout by electric lamps supplied with current from dynamos located at
the cascade at Tihur, twenty miles from the
city. This plant is known as the Tivoli
long distance power transmission liue, and
has been used considerably for experimental
purposes before beginning practical work.
There ia evidently no doubt aa to its practicability,
In China there is a profession for ladiea,
strange, because openly and handsomely
remunerate.1 in the current coin of the
realm. It ia carried on by elderly ladiea,
who go from house to house of rich people
announcing their coming by beating a drum
and offering their services lo amuse tho
lady of the bouse. This offer accepted,they
sit down and tell her the latest scandal and
the newcBt atorica and on dH and are
rewarded at the rate of hall-a-crown an
hour, besides a bandaome present aliould
some portion of thoir goaaip hare proved
particularly acceptable.
Fully 800,000 domeatic animala, valued
at $6,000,000, arc annually devoured by
wolves in Kuaaia.
Christmas Island ia one of the most inter-
eating in thc world. It is SOO miles from
Java, and consists largely of cora i which
rests on a volcanic foundation. The coral
forms almost inaccessible cliffs, covered
with luxuriant vegetation. In thc day it
swarms with huge crabs, and at niglit with
rats. Man could not live on the island, as
it does not possess fresh water, the rain
sinking into the rock. fl-.nn lit iroul Lane tins neck lor
A. Ab'ahamson and J. 0. Piper.
W. 1). Sim"ox, a prospector who
has put in the winter nt New Denver, is enjoying a holiday in town for
a few days before starting for the
Mountains. He gives a good report
of the mines around New Denver.
Mr. Moxley, of Hull's Landing,
was in town on Monday, He says
tbey are busy planting und Bending,
and, although late, the season promises to be a fruitful one. He also
reports an increaso in the population.
Jtepvx
EKB Es -m- m ���
NOTICE.
A Court of Assize, Nisi Pi-ins, Oyer
find Terminer and General Html Delivery will be h 'Id at tbo Town of
Kaslo, in the County of Koolenay, ou
I'm dat, the 2nd day of Juno, 1803.
By Command,
A. CAMPBELL EEDDIE,
Deputy Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Office,
28th April, 1893.
.ftmiS.McIILLlMO.
F-..''VfV.''  A . 	
MAIN HOUSE,
200 to 312 FIRST AVF. NORTH,
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
W\M tm
11- ���-���If
��� n.    V"   M,      V-*.;"'4rV,
fa1 mym
*'���. ���%/' -..>"->���.>**
BRANCHES!
HICAGlUL SU01JISJ0. Green Salted BIDES,
PROPRIETORS OF THE
r,i3nneapoGis
Sheepskin .    ���	
r 13T4139i.iiir.oSt. 30U3C3S.Sl:'.nSt.
exporters of   Tannery
FINE NORTHERN FURS.
DEtLFRS AND EXPORTERS.
COUNTRY AND PACKER
HELENA, MONT.
Calfskins, Dry Hides,
Pelts, Furs, Wool,
Tallow, Crease, Deerskins,
Ginseng tt. Seneca Root.
REFERENCES BY rERi'lSSION.
StOURITV Bank op Mii*.n.iMikn--applibj Minn.
Ft. Deahloiin Nat.Bank, Chicaqo. III.
Montana National Bank, Helena, Mokt.
Finar National Dank, Great Falib, Mont,
r-'iMs.T National Qani:, 9i'0'>aiibF'ls,Wa3H.
Nat. Bank of Oom'-frcc.St. L.nuig,       Mo.
Libera! At! vanes Mrdo on Shipments Against
Original B.llof Lading.
Shipments Solicited,   Write for Circulars;
.S1iI|��ikt�� fn/iu tlits Stuli! Corrcitpoml with aud Con-
Bigll tu MltiffOupolis Uuuai;.
��tl i. ->   u
'    'la "   v"^->
What's in a name?
" A Rose by any other name will smell as sweet."
NOTICE.
A Court, of Assizp, Nisi PriiiA, Over
nnd Terminer unci General Gaol delivery will be held nt tlie Town of
Nelson, in tbo County of Kootenny, on
(TrjHSDAr, the 30th day of May, 1898.
By Command,
A. CAMPBELL KEDD'E,
Deputy Provincial Socrotary.
Provincial Secretary's Otfice,
28th April, 1893.
NOTICE.
I hereby givo notice to the Licensing Board that at its next sitting I
intend to apply for a liceuse to sell
wines, spirits, beer and other fermented and intoxicating liquore on tbe
premises known as the " Lake View
Hotel," Trout Lake City, in Eevelstoke Division, Kootenny District.
Wl 8. PHIPPS.
Eevelstoke, May iOth, l89'3.
Tot there is something in a name. We nee in commerce, long after the'
excellence of nn article, has censed to bo exceptional, tbo idea lingering on
that there still remains the superiority which at one time drew fume.
There are many brands of Flour now in the market which are entitled to
rank of tho first quality, and the
HUNGARIAN PATENT
SOLD   BY   ROBSON
IS ONE OF THEM.
NOTICE
Is hereby given, that at the next
sitting of the Licensing Board for the
Kevelstoke Division of West Kootenay I intend to apply for a license to
6ell by tbe glass, or retail, ale, beer,
porter, wines and spiritons liifit >rs iu
the "Lardeau Hotel," at Thomson's
Landing, at the head of the Northeast Arm of Upper Arrow Luke.
MALCOLM BEATON.
Thomson's Lauding, May Pth, 1898,
NOTICE
Is hereby giveu, that nt the next
sitting o( the Licensing Court to be
held" 4t Kevelstoke we intend to apply
for i license fo sell wines, beer and
othw fermented ur intoxicating h'qaora
by retail at the *' Miners' Hotels" at
lardeau, West Kootenav.
A. McEAE,
J, RICHARDSON.
Eevelstoke, May llitli, 1893,
NOTICE
Is hereby given-, thai [intend
apply, at ttteiiext Sitting of tire Licensing Conn to b? held at 1'.-* .-
Stoke, for a Hcensl to sell wines,
or other fermented  or intoxi
liq.'.-in by retail at tie "Trout Like
Honsb," Trout Lake City, in W-wt
Kootemry District
GEORGE BOI RKE
ftevvk..!*,', May -ttii, 1893.
Having placed iu the bands of the people of Eevelstoke a first-class
Flour at a reduced price, be looks for au appreciative patronage.
Always get EoLson's prices, and when found lowest act fairly and buy from
bim.
T. L. HAIG,
NOTARY PUBLIC : REVELSTOKE, B. C.
Mining and Real Estate Broker and General
Commission Agent.
FIRE, LIFE & A001DKNT INSURANCE.
CONVEYANCING;   RENTS aV: A (TOL NTS COLLECTED.
MINING CLAIMS Bought and Sold.
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE KOOTENAY SMELTING AND'
TRADING SYNDICATE.
agent for TEGUT UU CUT, KASLO C.TY, U1U & u���*^
10WN81TE8.
i i
LARDEAU
��i
MAIL  CONTRACTS.
Q.i'Al.KDTH.NDf'Jll.Sii.i.lres'ved
j^ to th.' I' Rtm inter Generul
iiiS bt n-'"i"'A a) Ottav -.
cm Pnaaa;r, tne 19tt May for thu
tkanw/mot of {fit naili ��� ��� ��� e I
a.c'.-.'iM's for 'our yeara in iaoli * ie,
HenHoi
ALWM.f f.\KE & (l.r.
ELl'E 8PHINGS ������������ VERNON
and
C0310X ���'-: GRATEfAM
mil, BBliJ Mon ob Fridny, the 28tl
M:<v, Iv ihe ran ei       ���.- ��� ������ Is
beven EMH-MSN I ��1  ' ' ������ i !1
HISS' fS   i    '-"I a ''-.'' -*��"'.
Prm;*. il noti    ���   ��� ' ' ��� *
ntanuttm       ���   ��� ' -
basco ��ntr��fi!  mi)    ���   ��� ���     on I
Uunla kftot of m-ifor   ��*j be   il
lulw'il hi Cat ptrt ...'���" '-'-���'.��� ������
la��. k .i* ����t labe i/wi ..iWitfi   ���
E'rL're.;.. I'ci' i'<������<-  "��� '   - ��� ' '��� '
Giluiui, Vniie.'i'.-'iy. I? .*; St.>.-
Jf(iini><i>il. Sjini .''���  rad ...   *.����� .- -
E. li   r '���   ��� K( A,
j- ,.-|. ,,(>:.-  '.   ���-..   ,
'iW tlffis  iii-;.   .  :    ��� ��� -...A .
<i}Yh, iMa.l.U. till  .
[y situated at the tread of the North-East Arm of Cppieif
Arrow . - ke It La tli-e easiest pofat from which to cuter tiie
pen -i   ��� ii mines of ti.-' Lardeau .md Fish C.-iTck Dis-'
tricts It will i...'i' thi adraatage ���� both nail and steam-'
boat lines. riieC.P.B. will &c*gf*o the buihlingof a line fronc
Re elstoke to tin S.E. Inn of trrow Lako as soon an the
ifeatber vill permit. LARDEAU is at the head of naviga-'
tion on tin'. Arm, and iv ill'i.i- tin ici'iiiinns of steauiors audi
that ot ." Lardean & Kootenay Railway.' There is no
qtrestfon that IheRicJi Mfiiing Districts wliicn are tributary
to LARDEAU will attract thousand's of Prospectors and
Capftallstj during th�� preseat teasonvand thai ;i large town
aril] grow up ;it that point. Tin Wstory of Kaslo will he
ri|.. ited 't LARDEAU this year, nape) investors in Kootenay
property ihould ��tadj thn eltttation. Kaslo, In many in-
rtancen, has already repaid iimo .'.t;.) tu l^OO ycr ecut>. to
inn ttnr^
Tli.3. Wisdom of an in; i a ent in LARDEAU isi
without j       >n.
... ': . ��� ...    M.l   ll'J.lr"
>!g,:' 1...
BOBEKT IH\ I\c, i ;
(li;s itY (, UOFT, Col. --..--    fiofflrfa
DOUtiLA * & I 0��� '   ' !���'���'������'���
I'lUial,'", HU H lliiwr   A '. 0 , .   io     ... .r..:-.i.i
B   f.l    l.t.).. I'.L.S., K \ Wi.i'iitCf
B-Mtaa���MWWal���at
wm ^rwaiw. mmm .ra-r-w--��JTma��
���... i    -,���' ibe
ill   a &        ������    -i  ,, 111  i
" ��� ��� ��� '        ���    ,t if ���; B.minooMs
ill i'l I ���    ���   . ���
But  -;.      .     . -     ���  ��� ���
a. mcneil,
(TOKB,   B C
1N��W OjJUIlg uuuus.
"Wo nro plimving a completo range of Men's, Ladies', Misses' anil CLililroire'
Boots and Shoes, and uur
Prints have arrived.
Also ii Inrfre stook of Cottons. Muslins, DrtSs Goods, LacoJ and Trimmingsy-
Art Muslins, Chambrays, Carpets, Matting .'mil Art Squaree.-
OUR
fflinery
This Spring i.s the host and most vnrki stock ovor Hl'imra hoiie, andoiff1
prices thu lowest ever ott'ored.
H. N. COURSIER.
BOURNE BROS,
GENERAL MERCHANTS,
Revelstoke, New Denver
and Nakusp.
DEALERS    IN
DRY GOODS, PROVISIONS,
INERS' SUPPLIES,
.ROTES, HABSVaABEi.
FLOB, OATS, SHOUTS AM) ALL KINDS OF FIEK
DOORSy WINDOWS, BLINDS, PAINTS, OILS, VARNtSHES,
WALL PAPER, Mc.
Giant Powder kept in stock at New Denver and
Nakusp.
'"   -        ' mi        ���
Messrs. 0. B. Hume & Co.,
Revelstoke Station,
j L         i-m-wni-Mii i min ii i __���mwam*
GROCERIES FLOOR HARDWARE"
PROVISIONS FEED & OATS CLOTIIINO
BOOTS & IsEO'JGS AMMUaMTlON MINER*' TOOL^
Consignment of Batter and Eggs received eVery' week*
MINERS' A-ND HUNTERS' SUPPLIES-
AU KINDS. OF   FURS  BOUGHT   kU SOI
Railwav Mens Requisites.
Our Store at Trout Lake
WILL   OPEN   fN   A   FEW   DAYS,,
AND' WILL. CAEllY
Everything required Ij
��   i
o
Furniture & Undertaking.
R.  HOWSON,
aU.ua ii. l:irg�� Stock oi' Household furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds *c.
REVEL STOKE,    B,C- Jin- lillusiii* Hail Ti��> SHU* I" Bfinembtr.
Well, well, l'a jist a-saying to Tilly last
niglit at a body never knows what a-goin'
a-happen 'em. Pore .ioe ! pore .ioe: 1
mind jist aa well is if it had been yisterday
the last time I seen him. I took my sewin'
in' went over to stay all ilay'tli Alice Ann
���you know Joe an' me's second cousins.
Marvellous l.nimli of our \e�� Provinces
In .1 llfi'llilf.
The attractions ofa new country areal-
waya supposed to be exaggerated and its
tearful Ta>�� linya' ltlii<* ofa Hlmlerer.
John Lawson, o: Pittsburg, Pa., u-.ts. rt>-
cued from a two days' conficement in a box
car witli a maniac at the Pittsburg A Fort
Wayne tracks by the Chicago police the i progress magnified, but there can be no que.-
other afternoon.
Wednesday evening John Armstrong, a
plasterer, 2S years old, American, and with
a brother ami sister residing at 2014
Catherine street, Philadelphia, set out from
I haint no hand to go to folk's houses an' ���Jjj.taburg in company ��ith i.awson, a fellow
then go 'way an' commence talking about artisan, to visit the world's fair city. They
cm, specially 'bout a neighbour, but I jist *U(| s,,me money between tuem which they
can't help but say 'at .Ioe Higgins was the | Uje,' t��� purchase food and drink to sustain
; them on their long journey
tion of the position which Manitoba occupies at the present lime. During 1802
20,000 new setllers arrived 'ii the Province,
beside-. 18,00(1 in the neighboring North-
West Territories ; while 150,000 acres of
land were broken up and prepared tor crops
in addition to lhe area already under cultivation. A general view of the condition
of affairs can lie obtained at a glance fiom
There are 0,000 intoxicants.
One-tenth of the world is still unexplored.
It has been estimated that it would take
a man 3,000 yeara to read all the standard
woiks.
In Italian cities the cleaning ot streets
IS sold to the highest bidder at a publio
auction.
The first post ollice opened ita doors in
Paris in Hii'.': in England in 1581 ; in
America in 1710.
it takes eight times the strength to go
upstairs that is required for the same dis-
worst slave fur hia family 'at I ever seen or them ou their long journey.   They took the following table prepared by Mr, A.J.
'at ever anybody seen.    I uever's there iu i into the box car of a freight train made up  McMillan for the Manitoba Government,  tauce on the level,
my life when loo's there 'at wasn't i " Pa, | for the west in Pittsburg yards a great lot  and just issued by it as an official publica-1    The pressure of the atmoapl
io\v ne pu. u[t ��iiu u an  ers. aim, las' qui not least, inreeqnaii uoi-
I tleolare to goodness 11 ilea of whisky.  P.eforethe train pulled out Population of Province....
many a time when I'd be ��� one of the railway employes locked, and seal-  NumberoCHu MfcSo.hools.
IW.
WS.ti'-i
r:).a<"
I59.I5J
'- li '
the
tons
aere oi
man of average stature is aboil. fifteen
ISM.   I yet it is uot felt.
IM II.',
BIS i    Tiie Manx oat ia not the only tailless vari-
tiOO j ety.   In the 'Crimea is found another kind
of cat which has no tail.
Elections in France are always held on
Sundays, in order to suit the convenience
of workingmen and peasants.
In the wine districts of France,  ~-apj.ii,
i and Italy grape* ire 9till trodden villi the
5;ig.)jI bare feet, the idea prevailing that  this
makes wire better.
The (lying fixes of Australia, are multi-
The population has largely increased since i plying so rapidly that it i3 fe.ared thoy will
the Census year and ia now probably IS'.,- ] aoon become is groat a pest as the rabbits
1,122
1,335,000
. 0111,(161
805.611
..') miles of railway.
00".   To the fanner, or lhe nun who wi
to become a farmer, in Mani
.
An ice-cav
North-west Territories, general conditions
are steadily improving. Thia was clearly
shown in an able paper rend by Mr. ,1. C.
Slnolair before the Farmers' lustitute of
Brandon on April 5. Speaking from the
standpoint of personal experience, he observed that in ISSl' Ihe farmer paid $100 or
a or in tha at any time of tl
Iowa Ri
in which
ye >r.
icicles can be seen
is iua blul! of tin.
do this," or " Pa, do that."   A-pon iny , 0f dried beef, some herrings, a bag of crack-1 tion
word I don't see how he put up with it as  ers. and, las' but not least, three quart hot
long as he di
don't.   Thinks I mai,
over there', thinks I: "Alice Ann Higgins, | ed the car door. Miles of Railway
you're a killin' your man by inches an' don't     Armstrong became badly frightened and!        about	
re'lize it an' never will re'lize it I reckon ; to keep his courage up began to make fre- J !s*urahor of Acres of Land
till he's dead au'gone." quent visits to the whiskey bottle.   After 1 jaTumber ol Acres of LuntV
Well, as I'a a sayiu', tiie laat time l'a a heavy meal on orackers and dried beef he I       under Wheat	
there peared to me like the man hadn'i been ' began to complain of thirst. i Number of Acre- of \aml
in the house a minute lill they had twenty j    ������ When he first began to beg for water," j Snmhernt I'LL of [land
things fur him to do.   1 hadn't moro an' | said Lawson, " I tried to persuade him to!'      under Barley	
tuck my things oil till lit come in a lookin' ] leave the whiskey alone.   I was thirsty my- ;    Twelve years ago there were 100 schools in
awful broke down an'.outo'heart,! thought, 'sell, but I kept quiet au 1 trieu not to think i Manitoba and only
fur Joe wasn't, overly stout at best.   He j c f it.   All afternoon Armstrong kept drink- ~
brightened up a bit when lie seen me, an' . ing and about dark he had almost finished
asked just like he alius does how I'a a com-1 the second bottle.   He was lying on the lloor
in'on, iu' if T.ldy an' the youngena wu/ as \ then and I thought he was drunk and would
well as common.   Joe wuz never much of a ; go to sleep.   I had resolved to beat on the
talker, but a body could alius tell whether i .loor when lhe train stopped until one of
he's glad to seen em' er not, fur he had sich j the trainmen would come and let us out.   I
kind ways about him,   Alice Ann wuz in j would have given ten years of my life for a
tlie kitchen a gettin' dinner, an' I jist com-; drink of water just then.
menced askin' him how he's gittln' along in ' srnDKS insanity developed,
the  grocery store,   when she hollers in:      ,(C  .,. , . , ,        -,-
" Pa, you'll haf to go back up to the store  ,C|., ��� '^ch a how I like aTJ  nd I�� "foTa" Team'oFho'rses' which i�� c"oi.ld j ��* which for aome _ days declined to chew
an'gitmesomesody, I'mplumout.   "All   'J.^ P"'*��** to73c  JercJlu1'  H* ���"ST* -her tmm' 'Vml
right, ma," says lie' a-pickin' up his hat  "*'''-' '*m* "ale' dncl p.'""'     , J,     i   , ,    for ��Bed oats ami 7,o to SI for seed wheat   found a need e lodged in t.
,,���>   ' ,,     ,,    ' .ir,....' .,    getne; in one expression, and then he fell  ioi seen oat�� ami ,.><.. to-;i ioi seen wheat, s
tho.it a word when there et B.I Ue a-read- \��om m ^ ^^ where t0.(lay he could obtaitt thcm ,lt hu      v Tfoy p���llcema���l3 about to take along
,n   son., sort of a    ed-backed book an | l,all(l9 t.ack anal forr 1, as though he were row-  own door for 2.10. to 50c. a bushel.   Where rest from police duty     His name is 1. H.
Mabaliue a-ctirhn  her bang.,.   One o em .n���a boat �� he had given $200 to 8350 for a binder, it Coughtin, and he has been declared heir to
aid o'gone j.st as easy as not but they     ?. .john,'' I said, 'you're dreaming: wake ��uld now be bought  for S150 to $173.  an estate in England valued at $3,000,000,
nunitsi,    I """Lp/and, going over to him, I began to shake Clothing and groceries were corresponding-     a Fitchburg (Wis.) reporter tried to
my joungens  h.|ni Ily cheaper.   Where the farmer of 1SS*.�� had . varv his occupation  by  engaging in theft.
yon d not set around an malte a pack-horse     .. He must have known me for a minute, Itf'team wheat ."O milea, the distance now j He is now  in jail,  but coolly declares
out .. y..���, pip.     iu teujou f'gn^noH,  for ,)e oa|,ed me by namo onM an(l began rarely exceeds five or ten miles, while lum-1 "there ia more money  in larceny than in
begging for water.   He said there was a ' *>*���'' waggons, buckboards, ploughs,  etc, | literature."
I forge hie in his head and some one waa melt- ; w"t! now easil.V obtainable and at cheap
i iug a big bar of iron in it. | rates.
I '" Just give me that cup full of water,'I But if tlie condition of the farmer haa
1 he said. ' I'll show him that he can't heat j improved, and no one can fail to appreciate
; nothin'.' I ^he prosperity which a glance at those gol-
!    " I told him there wasn't any water, but: den fiel(l3 ol grain on a summer's day in
I when be kept on weeping ami begging I got  Manitoba must surely indicate, so have the
the last bottle of whisky andgwu it to him ; position and prospects
never ottered to move.
hundred dollars if you'!
lesa than a mile from Decorah,
Dnring a rain-storm in Millersburg, Kj.,
a showe; of live fishes Ml  from the clouds.
They ranged  from one to three  inches in
length.
Jan.es Dewey, of  Hillside, Mich., has a
tt for
He
youngens haini much to blame, fur it's jist
owin' mostly to the way they're been raised
how they turn out, but as l'a a goin' a say
Joe hadn't n.ore'n got back till Alice j?nn I
commenced anain.
" P.i, this here coffee-mill won't work j
and I can't get along till it's fixed. I wiah ,
you'd see whal ails the pump, too, while i
vou're about it, fur I'm obleged to draw I
water half tli? time, You'll l.av to git me j
a bucket lull now, fur Millie can't pack iti
without spillln' it all over everything."
An' if you'll b'lieve me, just as Joe came I
in with, a bucket full she spilt some biliu' |
gravy ou her arm, an' if she didn't pitch ou !
to him fur that I hain't here. " Yea, that's j
jiat the way," say ahe. aa mad aa a hornet, I
" Una plaged old cook stove's enough to i
agg a body 8 life out. There hain't another
woman in a hundred 'd put up with it, no1
one, au' I hain't a-goin' to put up with it
much longer myself, I kin tell you."
" Why, ma," says Joe, alookin' uettyous,
"I've been tryin'to get you to buy an-
other'n fur I don't know how long," " 0,
yes," says she, "we've got so much money
to buy'em with, hain't we, That's just
like a mini. You know very well I thought
we didn't have lhe money lo spare. Here's
Mabel ine a-needin' anew dress an'shoes an
la an inii'ilhell,   u I.  itM-lurra! rrff-r��
,il>tr lo Inniliie or rhlnrofurm
A discovery iu the domain ot anauthetios
ii being i good deal talked about in medical
circles ir. Vieiuia, which, if it bears the
severe tests which it i, pioposed to apply
to it, will prove an inestimable loon to suf
feriug humanity. Neither of the two
agencies heretofore eu.ployed by surgeons
to deaden or minimize physical pain during
serious operations, chloroform and cocaine,
ia wholly free from ('anger. Chloroform can
not be administered to persons suffering
from heart disease, poverty of blood, etc,
and cooaine injections under the skin have
more than once had exceedingly deleterious
etfects.
The new discovery, which ia credited to
Dr. K. L. Schleisoh, determines the fact
that absolute local immunity from pain,
i even during protraotfld operations, can be
obtained without resorting to general narcosis of the patient, so lhat a sufferer may
remain perfectly conscious during the an.
pntatiou of his hand or foot without undergoing the torture usually as-o.-iated with
such operations, or exposing himseli t.>
danger of syncope ever present iu the
operating room, It appear- that subcutaneous injections ..f a solution of salt, and even
oi simple cold distilled water, will produ ���
exactly the stme local anii-atnetic cHecis as
cocaine.
The explanation of the phenomenon U
simple. Local insensibility to pain ia caua-
ei in the case oi cocaine by purely ohemical
changes: while c ild water acta mechanically���by means of high pressure and low
temperature. L'nder the intlueiice of high
pressure and sudden lowering of tempera
tine the blood and lymph are driven from
tin- region operated upon to places where
the pressure is lesa. The tiaaue ia thus d-
privad of its supply of blood and temporary
paralysis of the ner\ ea results.
It is stated on the authority of one of the
first physicians of Europe that lhe impor-
] tance of this discovery la all the more un-
j doubted seeing that  it, in a given case,
i cold water should fail to produce the needful  degree  of  iusenaibility, a weak and
absolutely  hirinleaa  solution of cocaine
I would prove certainly efficacious. ���'Chitago
Timea.
A sheep ranch in the  counties of Webb
and Dimmet, Texas, givta pasture to about I
1,500,000 ahcep.   It  contains  over 400,-
000 acres and  is considered the largest in j
tlje world.
The Suez Canal, the greatest work of
. marine engineering, is 88 miles long, and
I reduces the distance from Europe to India
I milea.
of tie cities and
I wish I hadn't done it.' I don't know why . growing commercial centres of the Prairie
I did do it, but I thought maybe it would Province.  Mr. McMillan gives a glimpse of |��on'" 'times to ,,).
make him drunk and he would keep quiet,  " lllDllleg9 progress in the following table; i    The number of languages spoken by man
for I was beginning lo get afraid. 18U 1333,   I kind at present is estimated at 3,000
" When John got hold of the bottle he : Value of City Proportr...$l,ffll),OW ?*210,500.000! Bible has been translated into 200only, bu
drank like a famished wolf.   He waa half   v!!1"n"' <"  Commercial
,        T ..       ..,..,..        HllMUC-S           '.'.IHKl.'lllO
sitting up when I gave him the bottle, but Bilnk (japltnl W,0M,iH��
in a minute he lell forward on his face and | Po��t Office Collection and
the bottle was smashed to pieces in the fall.
1 I The train slowed up and I began to beat on
J the door and yell, but no one came. Maybe
i it was five minutes and maybe it was that
! many hours. [ don't know. It seemed a
' long while after Armstrong had rolled over
j when he began to snarl and make noises
; like a dog. Then he got up and began tear-
; ing around lhe car. I took hold ol him and
1 he threw me againat the door a= though 1
had weighed but a dozen pounds.   Alter
The
but
bout two-thirds
Delivery
Vnlue of Public Improve-
',   ments	
j Population	
Number of Buildings...
: Number    of   Business
,   Houses..	
! Number of Fnctorios.'.
���    Th
900,000     8,000,000
1 jO.000
6.178
1,000
or.
16
while he began laughing, and lay down and
growth of Brandon and Portage la
1'rairie has been very similar, while hundreds of little towns arc dotting the whole
Province, and are especially numerous along
the Canadian Pacific and  its branch lines.
these 200 are spoken by
W.OOO.OO!) | 0[ t|ie whole population of the globe.
10,000,000: '  ' ...
A scientist who his investigated the matter states lhat the men who are employed
in the Paris aewers are as healthy as the
average person, am! no other SIX* men in
that city are ao free from zymotic diseases.
Bald-heads are rare in China. A Mongolian genius, years ago, discovered a
method of sticking in hairs in the bald .spot-,
and hia secret was 30011 learned by his imitative countrymen.
A young lady in Pottaville, Pa., was so
delighted at receiving her engagement ring
j.Oun.nOo
30,0'iO
15.000
100
15
tio it is also in the Territories, where Qu'-1 that she rapturously kissed It.  Herecstacy
.... .<>���-.:: ���   i-ni'C'l.n     ...��� .^  ���:.���--.  -.1,   -,.���������-, Ml   . , ,    , .' 1 .-       r .        , "   ^��^
a summer hat an' eoodness knows what  so ' ��?$m �� klck as thou!-h he w��e swimming, j Appellor Medicine Hat, \ lrden, Moosomin,; suddenly ceased when she accidentally swal-
I'd like to know where the stove's a-comin' i l,*?, he g0' "P a,ml ,bep", t0, Pn' on h�� Regina, Calgary and many other places are | lowed it".
clothes, part oi which he had taken off rapidly rising into, or have already attain
when he made his first dive to the floor.      \ ed, importance and  prosperity    And thi
DAYS OF SI-SPEX8K. | growth must inevitably continue imtil in i
" It wa3 just such tilings aa that all the | not distant- future the t-reat West  of Can
while, all ���
from. I wish 1' ever see the time when I
could have things like other folks 'a got
'em,"says she a-comin' over to me to tie
"0,1 tliink vou're agittin'alone real i while, all Dight, all day, "aud all the next I ada supplies the world with its surplus
well, Alice Ann." says I, feelin' that sorry ! 1,'-'|t ��� '' seel,.ed we must have been weeks, cereals, and replaces the United States in
fur Joe I could acried.   " I), yet, '  .says!in !llat car an(' I expected he would kill me ; the markets of Great Britain.
she, a-drawin' her face  down' like lots '0' ', every minute.	
" W e came to Chicago to get work. Both
; of us are plasterers by trade. I generally
j make a good living, i mat Armstrong at
j Pittsburg while at work theie. Armstrong
j was all right when we left, although we
: had both drank a little the day before. I
: yelled myself hoarse the first night or may.
'. be would could have got out. As it was no
one heard me until the train atopped there
iu the yards,"
wininiin folks does some times a-tryin' to
look awful pious when the old feller's jist
rampant inside of'eni.
"O. ves," aim says, "we git along well
enough, but nobody knows how I work 111'
.save an worry to keep things up an' the
children a-lookiu' decent." I didn't say
nothin, but I's a doing a .site 0' thinkin,'
an' I 'low Joe wu; too. We set down to
table then, an' 1. course Joe had to hold the
baby till Alice Ann poured out the coffee
an' he shuck the ily brush lhe whole l.vin'
time we's a-catiu', and got up hisself to cut
LIFE IiN CAUADA.
l Valuable Se--m> tor Aiiierlnin (.Irl
���Mini J.
Muoh comment has been mad., of late,
says the Philadelph'a Enquirer, about the
freshness and brightness of Canadian matrons.   The climate, their rather regular,
I simple  habits and  various other  reasons
'have been given for this: but or.e of tlie
A cane with a concealed " clip '' at the
j end is tho latest implement of a thief's out-
I fit.   The clip is operate I by a spring in the
i handle, and the tool is used by shop lifters
to clutch thinga apparently beyond their
reaoh.
The income of the Chinese physician, Li-
To Tai, who died recently in San Francisco,
j where he had long resided, was over ���*��l1),-
000a year,   He had many white patients.
10 His speciality waa asthma,  and  to this
I malady he succumbed.
Mrs. LovejoyAldri h,ofSeattle, Washington, is the widow of two soldiers. Her first
husband was 111 the Revolutionary war, and
the other in the war of 1812. She is the
only person known to the Pension Jtlije
who .stands in this position.
In an advertisement of a railroad corn-
some icon bread : when Ali.'e Ann passed
the chicken she give me an' herself an' the
youngens all the good pieces an'left the neck | tue {Onowing letter Irom her son	
' back fur Joe.   1 seen he hardly fetched 1 vvrote [rom,],�� Armley Goal, saying-"!
���in' I declare it it wain t pst that 0' way I qujte happv and oontented, but  1 hav
7,    T^'     n i belt explanations was recently voiced by u 1
A Youn-t Murderer Reprieved. j woman, an abb physician, who has had an' ,        ,
Mrs. Shaw, mother of Arthur Shaw, the: extended practice among the better class of | ?���"'>',- summoning the owners of unclaimed
bov condemned to death for the murder of  women in Canada.
a widow of Halifax iu May laat, received I    She saya that these people eat enough Iletu" . '.'.. . ��� ol'"i l":
The lad ' pickles, preaervesi, sweets and rich food to
Iam I entirely destroy the digestion of the aver
'th ever blessed thing about the house. The
younpena firat, Alice Ann next, and then
pore Joe got the leavin's, if there wu:: any.
I like to are a woman see after her children an do fur 'em,but I think her man orter
be first eier time. A-poa my word I don't
b'lieve Joe Hisrgins' had a decent dud to
his back fur yeaia.   Ever cent they could
I age American.
freight to remove their merchandise, the
letter " 1 " was dropped from the word
" lawful " in the notice, which ended thus,
" and pay the awful charges on the same."
Heir habits arc simple in I We are accustomed to think of metals as
is iu  many respects! Incombustible; but the contrary ia the case.
j hope to gel pardoned by the Home  Secre-  a WAy-   Their  diet
1 tary. You know while there ia life there atrocious, gauged by hygienic rules. Tlie j With tlie exception of the so-called noble
I is hope, I am paying strict attention to the secret of their health and strength, especial- inelali���gold, silver, platinum and 11 few
chaplain's advice", and I have felt a lot' ���)' among the matrons and younger elderly others���all metals burn, or absorb oxygen
happier since you can come and see me any ' women, according to this statement, iathal I when heated sufficiently 111 the air.
day. But you must not walk it. If you '; wl'en Canadian girls marry they accept the | The royal crown of Great Britain is com-
cannot get the money write instead. 11 responsibilities that come with their new posed almost, entirely of diamonds, pearls
might get   pardoned yet. You can write j condition, not only without protest, but anj rubies, weighs thirty-nine ouncei and
lhe Backward Child.
There is many a mother who feels disturbed mid anxious because her child eithei
exhibits small interest in school or else is
unable to shine among the other children
there, or perhaps even to keep pace with
them. She is haunted by a horrid spectre,
of ilunceship and backwardness, and of her
darling outstripped and left behind in all
the other struggle! of life as well, says
Harriet Prescott Spofl'oi'd in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
But do mu let her be too soon discouraged. If her child has no aptitude for
learning exactly what the others are learning, perhaps there is an aptitude fur something else quite .liferent and apart, and of
just as much value. Let her scrutinize and
discover and help the child along according
lyin the ways where nature directs,
Our system of grade.1 schools is, indeed,
lifting all children to a broad tableland of
general information, but, however excel
lent its mental discipline,it allows uo space
for individual growth in individual ways,
Every child is being run in the same mould;
there is no place for idiosyncrasy or for
developu.cut upon original lines : and there
ia an evei present danger of crystallization,
or becoming tixtd at a given poiut, or ceasing all development.
If her child has a rooted dislike for a certain thing, 01 1 positive inability in the direction ui another, the mother would be
wiaer to make an effort to have those atudies
set aside and let him give himself to those
he does like, ami where, if he can not possibly distinguish himself, he can at anyrate,
expand what powers he ii..-. Surely if hia
strength and time are dissipated on those
studies concerning which he is hopeless,
there is no strength nr time left for those
where he might do much.
It is pi'ubabie that the great men of the
past developed themselves aa their tastes
an.l inclinations led : they did not learn all
they learne.l because someone else had learned it, even if certain branches were a foregone conclusion, and that which they did
learn they learned because they felt tiie impulse anil the need.
It is not the man who is just like every
other man that helps the world along the
most but the man whose different training
and grov. th makes him individual and gives
him a coinn of vantage that he would misH
if he wen: slipping along just like everyone
else.
Gi%e thc " backward boy" hia chance
then at that which suits him best, and be
sure no harm can happen.
make an scrape went to them youngeus,  up to the Home Secretary,  Home Office, I ��'ith a certain degree of willingness.   They I f{ve nennyweiglus, Troy," aud is valued at
Mabeline must, have this an' that an' to-1 London, and plead for me.   Ilwilldoa lot; rarely war against nature, but tako excel- $1,200,000,   When the Kohinoor was hrsi
gether, an Alice Ami   il a-moved heavin j ���f good.   Ask him to have mercy on  me. j lent care of themselves, and, as a conse- brought to Europe it weighed 186 carats,
an earth to a got em lur htr.   I told Tildy . [ am on|y verv vou���g yet,    you mu,t state ��� queiice, have better health and better times! ijUt |)y outt[���g \m boen reduced to 102,
many a fine it wuz a burnin   shame thr  ,���.��� case m him,'and you might  be able to ' than many of their American siaters.   lie- cu, nnr. nnn   ��,  <  ri  -
waya things wuz a goin on there, an' that  8ave me vet.   1)o not for    * it ,,     . on,   : ing questioned as to the truth of this, a     *." H>e. ��^000,000,000 of  life insurance
I wouldn't be s'prlsed If Joe Hlggine'd loose Lope   You know I have not written uo Canadian woman, somewhat noted for her ���''��tt,!Q '" "'" wor1,1. 55,500,000,000 11
his mind.   An'I reckon he Iua, pore Billy myself vet  but I will do audi hone If I freshness and  youthful appearance,   al- plaoed m the United States,   Between the
feller, er he wouldn't a gone an'done this. I do get pardoned vou will always  write  to ; though the mother of J large family of rob years of 1880 and 1890 there was ?2,��00,
I had a good notion to talk  to Alice Ann j meb  U'ill vou please write by return, and I Hiking youngster., said : OW).""" "��'w J* '""M" w^��� ���" th��(
that day an' I wiah 1 had now 1 pore soul,  |et me know If yon will  write  up  to  the (    " When Canadian girls marry they take country, and but 81,O0O,O00,OD0 in the
1 leel lorry fur her, an' I feel sorry fur Joe, J Home Office ; it will cheer me up more still.   '' 'or granted that if they are to have fami-1 whole liritiah Empire.
ton ; I feel sorry fur all 0' 'em. j , forgive vol, w|t|, a*| mv hfart any  wronj ��� lle�� the wisest thing for them to do is to,    ��XMi��t-���> is a marked difference between n
hai day 18 there Alice Ann fullered him - y0��� haveiioneme. Dear mother, 111111 prepar-  n*ia*e the belt of it, take good care of them-! *ort ftn,| ft fortress, according to the iletiin-
whole string 0' ' ' . .     .       ...... ..,. .
N"ow, Joe," saya
to the door an' told  him
stuff an' things to   ilo.
she, "whatever you do, don't forgit Mabel-
ine's alioes, an' stop  in  at  the  milliner's
store an' see if her hat's   done ; she wanta
to go to nieetiu' to-night; an' do think to
bring me aome sugar  an' coifee an' -.aimed
fruit an' half in' powders trom the store, fur
I'm lookin' fur Aunt Mollleover to-morry.
"Well, mu," says Joe, lookin' bewildered
an' gettin' nut his led pencil,"! better wriie i    An extraordinary instance ot success, in
'omdowu,"   "O  my mercy," says Alioe I npite of being sorely handicapped in the
A  "can't, you r.-'lect lhat': I'oii'o forgit-face, hai, says tho Sktl   , lately occurred
1 he I air,- .1 paragoric now, whatever you do ���;lt Berlin, At the university in the l'rus-
fur I don'l wan. 1,1 he kepi awake to night j s'a" capital a stn lent named Max Meyer,
withasquallin'young'en nginV'sayssI of the age ol 27, propounded with such
a.-cailin' after hiii when he'd got plum out brilliancy nnd intellectual power hii thesis
0'the gale. "Well, woll," thinks I, ".Sal- 01 the differential calculua that the exam-
ii ��� "-...!.'"��, its jisl aa ��� ��� ��� hain't 1 'V ir
not mariie I ''   tiittin' in in   I hn n'l il
yon haveiioneme. Dear mother. Iain prepar-   ma.-e iue oem 01 11, iiwonuuu wi ��i mioiii-: inr,;an(| a fortress, accoriling to
edfor the worst, if ltcomei. 1 am quite safe, | wives, and try to make their children and h|on8 rendered by a littlo schoolgirl In
I am lure, and if we never meet on earth 1 their homes happy. When Che ehlldron are Washlcgton. She defined a fort to bo a
hope to meet in Heaven. What made me grown or partly so, the mother haa an ideaj .'strong plnoe where tbey put men in,"and
lo it Ood only knows,   liut if I do get off that ihe hai earned a little recreation and a {ortrMS a .. 8|milar place where theyput
[shall still keep the chaplain's words." pleasure. Tho older ones are taught to care ffom8n in.'
The Home  Secretary  has  reprieved   the: 'or llm younger; and "   " " "
prisoner on account of his youth.
A Blind Mathematician-
An extraordinary instance of success,
j spile of being sorely  handicapped
...licnl Kisiillemai
.. ..11 well-regulated
1       1        1   ij   tk;n����� ... ,���i 1 A me.liciil gentleman 111 Ivuisas ha-  8U0
Canadian   ouseholda things would go on;     , ,        ��  . ,
, .... :, " cnndc.  111,111 agiiou   . 1,1 I'xporinient w   1 b
a most lie same if the mother were away     .. . ,���iT,i.n       u   1 1.1
,.  ,   ,,, ,,,,     ;. ���   .,      ',   wi   interest all c ass.-s.   le liaa crosiei  ll e
lor a third 0 the year,   I he older girls and I ,   .,.,,. ,,       , , , ,    , ,
1 .      u. a    .1.,   .......ii nt.1     I tomato Willi lli-potato, and he Ins produ. ���
boys are taught to take respoiisihilities,     , ,1111 ; .1
,   J.      .,       ,, l      ,.     , ,'   ed a vegelalile winch POS-..-SS..S some ol   llm
00k after   the vouii.'er   ones,   attend to        ,...a    ,,   ,,     ..',        ,,        ���     , ,,
,,,,..-    ,?     ,  , ,       ,  1  quttl t es of both irtio es.   He fads   t the
household aliairs and know what la needed j1, . ,.
and how and \. here beat to supply the lack. I   |l'1
Instead of postponing the raising of Iheir
ohildren or avoiding it. by all sorts of in-
infra hailed hia prowess wv.n acclamation, I hnt\ time t
nil it on e pro laimi Iti  ' he wbh denerv-1 circunistanoe
jurions metho.ls.thcsi'sensible,clciii'-headc 1
women feel a pride in having brought up an
Interesting family: then taking tholeisuro
in their early married lifo,
leprivi.i them of,   The Can-
John Young w.a servi!!)* a term of seven
years in the prison at Carthago, N. C, for
stealing a hog, A fow .lays ago he 111 ido an
alt. -u.pt to.-s:.;i"��� and Was fa'a.ily shot. The
next day lhc pardon arrived from thi (ioi
.-in., . " Why didn't it come yosterd -,; '"
said the dying man.
what Ita ora'.tfd up lo he , ingof a special degree ai loctor. The point I ^dian matron, with grown children, Bhinesl    Au'earneit hand-clasp caused the death
Well, tin very next thing I h itorylies in the al Mas Meyer | jn t,0i:i<--t y, a-i.l is go ting her reward lor 1 0? Dennis O'Loary, 11 Bristol, l'a.   He was
Jim IliggllH hid run  ..'I with 1'ollii
:-....  an' I li iiu'1   il-sidiu'   in   with
Kin   .' thai does thai   1' 11 iy,   in' I hain't
liiliu' 11. 'th Jon lliggil    hut 1
I snid i'i".  lh il he si   it driv tn il
thin' oul ..'  the   w iy,   I reckon
-.,. ���    .    ��� ' 1 ...    11 1
. blii
don .
I.
V ������������    "
nnil h.- learned to ;-y touch
ips tin     .-I   ..���....- 1 .��� 1 lei
e is that of ll       el  of,  Ifenn
1,        ��� irk*'   na        ill;    ���   ������'��� lh
ra\ 01    . .   , \   .
luty wellperformod when she wis younger, walking in a B iston park, wh ire he mei a
Her children tnko Biibordinale positions, robust friend. The latter squeezed hia hand
and are kepi in Irainiug for thesnnu caroel i forcibly lhal   In nail  entered O'Lear* -
���   it she has so ahly followed."                  | palm causing a slight wound fro    whi
American girls might  lean ������ vain- few drops of hlooilissued,   ll'ood.poisoning
- leleason nol only in happiness, hm in roiultedai Iii     '���    dayi O'Li r; was .
health froi   theirs siei ��� u ens lho border, . - pa .
Aillitions to the British Navy.
The Admiralty have now definitely decided to strengthen the Uritish Navy Beet
reserve. V.'itliiu the next twelve months ..
large number of new ships are lo be constructed, and passed into the reserve aa
r.-ady for sea. Koremoat amongst these are
five first-class battleships ol the I'.oyal
Sovereign type, and lepresenting the largest
class of vessel in the world. Their names
are the Kinpreas of India, Repulse, Ramil-
lies, Resolution, and iloyal Oak, eaoh hai
I ing a displacement of 14,160 tons, with
engines oi  .'i.Wni horse-power, and a speed
'; of 17.5 knots, with an armament consisting
ot four 13.fi breechlo.iding guns, ten bin an.l
twenty-eight smaller qulolt-firlng guns, and
a number of machine guns and torpedo
I tubes, There will also be two lirst-class
battleships, the Centurion and Uarlleur,
each having a displacement of 10,500 tons,
1 with engines capable of developing 13,000
horse-power, and giving a speed of ls.il
knots ; besides sia first-class protected
cruisers���the  Crescent,    Kndyinioii.    St.
 rge, Dibraltar, Grafton, and Theseus,
..:' 12,200 horse-power ea h, giving i aj i
of.ner 10 knots: thr-. second-class protected oruisen -the Astr , Bouaventure,
nnd Cambrian���..I 1)000 horae-power each,
and a speed..: 10.5knots: and tenfirst-clasa
torpodo gunboats���the  Antelope,   Iir.a.l.
Hazard, 11-1 e, beda, On* c, Renard, Speedy,
Jaseur, u I Niger.   The Speedy will have
engines capable ol developing 4'>o" horse-
11, and jiving a spee I of '.'".'J.', knots;
- ngim 1 ol the othei - will develop 3501
. iwer,   and  give . speed ol 19,2
tl,    Ul the - ruiaert and . inb ,--. lik.
ittlca   : . will be powerfully armed
��� ,,:- ��� p na, ���
CITY
WEST
B.C.
1
The above town site is now on the market, and lots are bein
rapidly bought up by local parties.   It is situated at the north end
Trout Lake, in the famous
LARD
which is going- to be one of the RICHEST MINING REGIONS in
America. NUMEROUS RICH CLAIMS have been found close to this
town site, which will make it the DISTRIBUTING POINT for an
IMMENSE TRACT OF COUNTRY. It is the only level land at the
north end of the lake. The owners intend to expend money on streets
and other improvements in the Spring. The trail from Lardeau City,
on Arrow Lake, to Kootenay Lake, runs through the town site. For
the NEXT THIRTY DAYS corners will be sold at $150 and insides
$100.
For further particulars apply to
C. E. PERRY & CO.
j
at the Head Office, Nelson, B.C., or to
HAIG,
Local Agent,
REVELSTOKE, B.C.

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