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Array VOL. V.
The fire brigade were willed out
laat evening, nnd were remarkably
prompt iu getting tbo engine ou tbe
spot, but fortuuiitely tbeir services
were not required,
Tbe opening dunce of the season
will bo held in Petorson's Hull on
Monday evening next (Guy Fuwkea
Day), Dancing to commence at 9
o'clock. Tiokets $1.00. Refreshments provided.
Relief in Six Hocits.-Dislressing
kidney and bladder diseases relieved
in six hours by the New Great South
Amerioan Kidney Cure, This new
remedy is a groat surpriso and delight to physicians on aocount of its
exceeding promptness in relieving
pain in tbe bladder, kidneys, back
Bnd every part of the urinary pas-
nages iu male or female. It relieves
retention of water and pain iu passing
it almost immediately. If yoa want
quick relief and cure this is your
remedy.    At Revelstoke Pharmacy.
No. 21.
If F. G. E. sees tbis he is requested
at once to communicate with Mr. A.
Milne, Kendal, England, or some of
bis relatives.
Oo Friday, 20th inst., on 0. P. R.
Wbarf, Revelstoke, a PACKAGE of
LETTERS. Owner oan have same
OD identification.
Relieved by science. Tbe greatest
invention of tbe age. Wilson's com-
mom sense ear drums; simple, practical, comfortable, safe and invisible.
No string or wire attachment. Try
them and yoa will discard all others.
Write for pamphlets to C. B. MILLER, 89 Freehold Loan, Toronto.
Front Street,
G. 0. Buchanan, of Kaslo, was in
town on Sunday.
Ripe strawberries were picked in a
Revelstoke garden last Sunday.
Rev. P. F. Langell, of Vernon, spont
parts of Wednesday and Thursday in
A carload of cattle for Hull Bros,
arrived from the west last night. Some
of tbem will be taken to Big Bend,
Capt. R, Sanderson, witb a party of
workmen, left here on tbe Marion yesterday to commence work on bis now
hotel at tbe Hot Springs.
Itch on human and horses and all
animals cured iu 30 minutes by Wool-
ford's Sanitary Lotion. Tbis never fails.
Sold at Revelstoke Pbarmaoy.
Mr. aud iUrs. David F. Douglas, of
Lardeau City, came up on tbe Marion
tbis week and are spending a few days
in town. Tbey will probably winter at
tbe coast.
The plant of tbe defnnct Vancouver
Telegram was taken to Nanaimo last
week, where Mr. W. J. Gallagher, tbe
Tbei new C.P.R. time table came inlo
operation this week, giving Rovelstoko
a daylight service nnce more. The
Atlantic Express arrives from tbe wesl,
at ll) a.m. and leaves at 10.10. Tbe
1 acifac Express arrives from the east at
���4.55 p.m. (16.55) and stops 15 minutes.
Commercial Journal: "Subscribers
 .,.���.,,     Diiuscrioers i tue province,   foslmaster Frank We
wbo havo received bills for amount due j and Assistant Erskine Shaw aro cou
on their subscription account will confer I tnnn�� ��"'���-11-"
late mauager, is about to start a morning  ���������,������.. r       ��� ~:    ,
paper, to be known as the Tele*-****.*-        men-e,s ���hat excelleut P^m' 8t,'8w
Guaranteed Correct Results.
Gold  $2 00
Silver    2 00
Lead    2 00
Gold and Silver    3 00
Gold, Silver and Lead    1 00
All other assays at moderate figures.
Send samples by mail or express,
W. Thus. Newman,
Box 90, Huutsville, Ont.
0. & H, LEWIS,
Catered for.
New Denver, B.C.
Crown Grants can be obtained direct
from tbe Government for all lots in
the town of New Denver,
��' Cleanliness is next to godliness."
to bo opened tbis week.
Eto., Eto.
Revelstoke Pharmacy
The Bais is supplied with the
Best brands of wines.liquors
and cigars.
The accommodations of the Hotel are
the best.
First-class Table, -rood Hods,
 ���0~., .UMwvua .t/Ditar. a mon
paper, to be known as tbe Telegram.
The location of tbe N. k 8. station at
Nakusp is not at tbe foot of Sloean Ave.
as pnblished last week, but at tbe corner
of Lake Ave and Bay Street, on north
side of traok and opposite the warehouse
and wharf.
J. P. Sutherland, who has spent tho
summer in tbe Sloean and Lardean districts, is back in town for the winter.
Johnnie is the right kind of boy to enliven the social gatherings which are
Bev. Mr. Glover of Toronto, who has
come west in search of health, filled the
pulpit at the Methodist Church last
Sunday morning and evening, and
preached eloquent sermons to large
Dave Ferguson, rancher, arrived np
from the Lardean on Wednesday's boat.
It is an opeo secret tbat Dave is on the
lookout for a partner to preside over his
farmhouse. But girls are awfully scarce
in West Kootenay,
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Hume, of Salmon
Arm, are rejoicing in tbe first addition
to tbeir family oircle, It is a bov, and
arrived last week. Horace's beaming
countenance is now sufficient to illuminate tbe dining car.
English Spavin Liniment removes all
bard, soft ot calloused lumps and blemished from horses. Blood spavin, curbs,
splints, ringbone, sneeoey, stifles, sore
and swollen throat, coughs, sprains, ke.
Save 850 by use of one bottle. Warranted
(be moet wonderful Blemish Cure ever
known.   Tbe Bevelstoke Pharmacy.
Tbe dining car ia uow running on its
old route between Bevelstoke and Salomon Arm. Bevelstokians of all shades
of opinion are well pleased to greet old
familiar friends in Horace Hume, Alec.
Paul, and the dining oar boys,
The B.C. Commercial Journal says :���
"Much trapping for uiarten skins is tbis
season beginning in tbe Lardeau country, as a result of wlr'ch this fur-bearer
will in all probability soon become an
extinct species anywhere near i* settlement in (bat disti-i t."
Bev. J. H. White, secretary of tbe
Columbian Methodist College, New
Westminster, wbo is visiting tbe interior in tbe interests of that institution,
will preach in the Methodist Charch tomorrow morning and evening. A collection will lie taken up in aid of tbe
college funds.
.Mr. W. H. Jones, city editor of tbe
News ��� Advertiser, left Vancouver on
Tuesday for Kamloops to assume the
business management and part pro-,
prielorsbin of the Inland Sentinel.
Associated with bim are Messrs. Spinks
and Fiobow, foiemao and oompositor on
the News-Advertiser.
Rheumatism Cited in a Dat.���Sonth
American Rheumatic Cure for Rheumatism and Neuralgia radically cures io 1
to 8 days. Its action upon the system is
remarkable and mysterious. It removes
ai once 'lie canse and the disease immediately disappears. The flrflt dose greatly
benefits.���75 cents, At tbe Revelstoke
Some men lr>? advert isijg as the India.'! tried feathers. He bad heard a
great deal about wbi-e men sleeping oa
feathers, and so took two or three
feathers, laid tbem carefully on a board
and slept on tbem all night. In the
morning he soliloquised, "White mau
say feathes heap soft; white man heap
fool.   Ugh!"
Mr. and Mrs. H. Bushby loft here on
Wednesday for Donald, where Mr.
Bushby will fill the position of baggage
mac. Mrs. Bushby regrets being unable
to complete ber collecting tour on behalf of tbe Hamilton family, who have
had a bard time through sickness during
the past three months. Mrs. Bushby
collected $14.20.
On Wednesday evening Rev. Father
Accorsiui a ill lecture on "Confession,"
in Bourne's Hall, when a large audience
is expected, Already over 200 tickets
have been sold. The proceeds will bo
devoted to paying off the debt on tbe
new Catholic Church and to erect ao
elaborate altar. Voting will also take
place to decide wbioh is the roost popular young lady iu Father Accorsini'b
distriot, lhe contest being between Miss
Valentine ol Bevelstoke and Mi*-sLizaie
 -m ujjio mr minium due
on their subscription account will confer
a favor by remitting promptly. It costs
money to conduot a newspaper, and our
friends will show their appreciation of
the work by paying np at once."���An
appeal to the fair mindednoss of oun
generous (?) renders would bo merely a
waste of time.���Staii.
Jas. Pemberton Taylor (Bertie), who
left Cheltenham, Eng., for tbe Nuith-
west some years ago, and wbo resided
near Qu'Appelle previous lo July, 1891,
leaving there for Butte City, Montana,
abont that date, is urgently requested
to communicate with his friouds, Anyone having a knowledge of bis whereabouts will confer a favor by communicating direct, to 12 Laiisdowii Terrace,
Cheltenham, England,
It is being found by several experi
en'Ai'fl thn.   �����-*��-���-      "
Lardean Oity, Thompson's Landing,
Hall's Landing, Big Bend, etc. The
oflico lias now a post-office pavings bank
in operation���the only bank in lbe lown
at. present���whicli is open daily, except
Sundays. Altogether tbe Revelstoko
post-ollico is as well equipped as any in
the province   fosltuuster Frank Wells
toons and obliging, and are to bn congratulated on the systematic manner in
which thoy conduct tlm liusiness of the
ollice. Letters and parcels for the cast
can bo mailed up to 9 a.m. and for the
west up to 4.10 p.m. For down river
points up to 7 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays.
��� .......u, iiiuiua, strawberries and potatoes can be raised in
the immediate neighborhood of West
Kootenay mining towns.���Commercial
Journal. Peas, beans, carrots, turnips,
lettuce, cabbages, oui rants, raspberries,
blueberries and every variety ol flower
ean be added to tbe above list as being
successfully grown in Revelstoke.
A large boat carrying 35 cwt. of supplies for Big Bend left here on Tuesday
morning. Four men will work her np
as far as Downie Creek, from which
place Geo. Laforme's pack train will
oarry the supplies to Gold Biver. It will
take live or six days to get the heavily
laden boat to Downie Creek, and it is to
be hoped tbe pack train will not be
caught up there in tbe snow, as was tbe
case last year.
The steamer Illecillewaet brought op
the mails and passengers on Wednesday,
tbe Lytton beiug compelled by the low
water to stop at the six mile bar, where
she remained until the Illecillewaet returned with the down mail aud passengers next day. Burns k Mclnnes, who
have two carloads of cattle here waiting
shipment, killed 10 and sent the meat,
down by the Illecillewaet. It is said
they will take the cattle down the new
railway and endeavor to ship them on
the Lytton at tbe Green Slide.
Wbile a carload of cattle belonging to
Hnll Bros, were being transferred to tbe
corral for shipment down river early on
Monday morning, a big steer jumped off
the gang plank and made bis esoape in
the timber south of the wbarf. Mr. J.
I. Woodrow, Hull's manager here, was
in charge of tbe operations, but Jimmy
ia to be congratulated on the faot that
this is the first animal he bas lost,
although be has had the handling of
over 1,200 tbis season. Cattle men say
the accommodations for shipping cattle
at the wharf are of tbe meanest description.
J. W. Haskins, Revelsloke'a indefatigable oarsman, was out on the river on
Thursday taking a spin in bis racing
outrigger when by some means the boat
capsized in the deep pool just below tbe
bridge. The accident was observed
from the back of the Victoria Hotel, and
young Marsh got a pole and reached out
to the unfortunate man, bat it was not
long enough, and someone went to bunt
np a rope. Meanwhile J. W., cliugidg
to tbe upturned boat, was circling
around in tbe powerful eddy. The
water was intensely cold, and the wonde
Kevelstoke   and   Arrow
Itai I way.
Tracklaying on the Revelstoke and
Arrow Lake road is progressing satisfactorily, and, what is more, tho work
is being done in a permanent, substantial manner. Tbe ties aro of the best,
tbe rails in good condition, although
not new, and the roadbed nearly the
whole distance all that emld bo desired.
The bridge over thu Illecillewaet is built
on piles, and is a substantial structure
about 15 feet above low water mark. As
the river spreads considerably at tbis
point there is no fear that the waters of
this brawling stream will ever reach as
high as tbe bottom of the bridge, By
tbis time tho rails must be laid for at
least five miles from Revelstoke station,
and tbe portion intended for use tbis
winter (12 miles if possible) should be
completed by the end of the month, As
the big steamers bave now to stop st the
Bix mile bar tbo new road will be utilised
right away. A wharf will be constructed
at some convenient point and traffio between Revelstoke and the lower country
will go on right along through the
winter���unless tbe Colnmbia falls lower
than it ever did before.
doing exceedingly well, but the extent
of their rinds is impossible to discover.
Marten trapping will oommrnce in
earnest in a few Mays.   At present the
fur is not of prime quality and the skies
mostly black.
L. Cague ami partner left on Tuesday
for Arrow Lake, where they intend br
trap all winter.    Wolves will bo their
particular line.
Messrs. Harrison and Barchard are at
the Forks, where they are making a lino
of traps.   They are expected down uext
Andro Abrahamson returned on Tuesday after a lengthy sojourn in Revelstoko. He has been very successful
with his garden, and has a large quantity of vegetables for disposal, selling*
flue potatoes at 82.25 per 1001 bs,
The winter stock for C. B. Hume <fc
Co.'s storo i.s on the road from Revelstoke, and, it is hoped, will be adequate
for the requirements of the settlement,
as it is a great hardship to have tu mako
a snowshoe trip to Revelstoke in midwinter for bacon and flour, as was tho
oase last wiuter.
The hotels appear to be booming as^
usual. Tom Hamilton proposes to es"-
tablisb a circulating library at tho
Queen's for the better instruction and,
amusement of the iuhabitants during
our period of seclusion.
Have the Public any Rights?
Railway companies in tbis province
arrogate to themselves more rights than
eveu  tbo most arrogant lord of the
manor in tbe old country would be
permitted to use.   Yesterday morning
Mr. Ballcgard was drawing a load of
lumber from the sawmill to the lower
town.   When be arrived at tbe railway
crossing near the entrance to tbe mill
road he fonnd bis progress stopped by a
long line of cars.   There was no getting
around them, so be waited patiently for
over ao hour, but tbe cars did not move.
Then be asked one of tbe trainmen wheu
be would able to pass, aud was told that
tbe cars "might be moved tomorrow."
Mr. Ballegard then unloaded the lumber, brought his empty wagon through
tbe stumps and brush, losing a day's
work; and work on tbe building for
which the lumber was purchased must
remain at a standstill until the trainmen
choose to remove the cars from blocking
tbe entrance to a public road,   If the
public have no rights at all it should bo
made known, so that such presumption
as Mr. Ballegard displayed may not
agaia occur.
���-,, ���...,muu iua wuuuei
is that he was not seized witb cramp us
he swam to the boat. After being
bauled out he appeared none tbe worse
for his immersion.
MisB Olive Steen, sister of tbe late J.
O. Steeu, returned to ber home at Donald on Monday after speeding four
months in Revelstoke iu connection with
the settlcmeut of ber brother's estate,
The same night fire broke out in the
Selkirk House, Donald, owned by Miss
Steen, and before morning the hotel and
store adjoining, belonging to Mi. B. W.
l'ttlmoie, which was also the post oi ieo,
were entirely consumed. Tbe guests
at the hotel saved tbeir personal effects,
but most of tbe furniture was destroyed. Tbe fire broke out in the cellar
of the betel. Fortunately no lives were
lost. The buildiugs were vslned in tbe
neighborhood of $10,000, aud the loss
is partially oovered by insurance.
Iievelstoke 1'ost-oiliee.
Iievelstoke post - office has handled
more mail matter during the past summer and fall than any other oflico in tbe
interior, This, of course, is on nccoiiti.
of Revelstoke being the ohief entrance
to West Kootenay, wbicb bns for aboul,
two years been tbe eldorado for many
thousands of prospectors und mining
men from all parts of tbe continent, and
a consequent augmentation of corres
poudenoe. Mail;, from east and west for
all points ou the Columbia and Kootenay Rivers and Kootenay nnd Arrow
lakes are made up at the Revelstoke ollice
and sent down by steamer twice u woek,
averaging IH bugs per boat, the 'londuy
boat usually carrying 20 bags. Tbo
number of bngs sent from this ollice
averages 50 weekly. Besides sending
out mail matter for other places the
Rovelstoke ollico delivers the mails for
New Denveii, Oct. 30th.
By the end of the present week the
line from Nukusp to Three Forks will be
entirely located and the corps of engineers so long engaged ou the woil
will be disbanded. The various contractors are now hard at work, and tbe
right of way and grading should be
finished in six weeks, unless the snowfall putn a slop to outdoor work.
A new survey of tho proposed line
from Kaslo to Three Forks is also boin;,
made, nud three parties of engineers are
already at work. Tbis line, if made,
will bo a considerable help to New Denver and the mines, as the competition
between the two railroads should keep
freight charges down to reasonable
Mr. McNaught, who has bonded the
Alpha group, und Mr. Finch, wbo bas
bonded tbe Read k Robertson group,
are both makiug preparations for working their mines, uud are erecting cabins
for the meu uud sheds for tbe ore.
S. M. Wharton to-,,ay luts the contract for a large building on Lot J Block
12, and work is to commence forthwith,
D. McIj-'cIiIuu hus commenced to
build another store on his lot on Blool
G.   Cuu this be for another saloon?
C. liavwurd, jun., bas been seat np
from Viotoria to mako a complete copy
of all the records here. His job is likely
to be a lengthy one.
Mr. Moliim, Government engineer,
and D, McGillivray aro ia town to-day.
Byron While has let the contract for
getiing out timber for an oro bouse to
be built he'ii for storing thc output
from the Slocau Slur mine, Tho building will bc 24ft. by 70ft. and will be of
great sl length, as it is U'Oposeu in store
from 500 to 1,000 tous of ore during tho
The Cosmopoliie claim Las oeon sold
(or $4,000.
NOTICE is hereby given that applica-
tionwill be made by the Nukusp and Sloean
liiiilway Company to Hi-- Excellency tbo
Governor (ienerul in Council at tbe Privy
Council Chamber iu the City of Ottawa,
on Wednesday, the twenty-ninth day of
November next, ISO'S, at two o'clock in
tbe afternoon, or at such other hour oa
that dny as the same enn be heard, or ia
the event of there beiug no meeting oC
tho Privy Council that day, then on the
first day thereafter on which n meoting;
is held, for the approval by His Excellency the Governor General in Council
of the Lease by tbe Nakusp and Slocnn
Railway Company of its proposed line>
of   railway lands,  properties, and  appurtenances connected or intended to be
used therewith, and the powers, privileges and franchises of the Nakusp and
Sloean  Railway Company to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company nnd of
the agreement for such Lease mnde between tho Baid companies pursuant to
"an Act to incorporate tbe Nakusp snd
Slocnn Railway Company passed by tbe
last   Session   of   the   Parliament  of
Solicitor at Ottawa for tbe Naknsp and
Sloean Railway Company.
Dated 15th September, 1893.
Of Swansea and Wigan,
Analytical Chemist & Assayer,
Lardeau and Sloean Prospects
Timor Lake City. Oct, 21th.
Tho bcnntiiiil Indian summer weather
of tbe past few days has caused a rovivi-
lloation of our population.   Prospectors
aud miners aie again upou the warpath,
Mr, Brown reports fai' results from
- -l.ue,- work, u�� <io several others.
'        I������ "'"'   ��"   ���'"   '-''cuu I,Ml, IS.     U"  IU   IIUI.l.HT  AE,
! lhe i'rouohmeu at the Forks seem lo bo (Ageut, Winnipeg
Stockholm  House
Tbe Dining-room is furnished with the
best the market affords.
The bar is supplied with a choice stock
of wines, liquors and cigars,
r. vJenelle.
in all kinds of
Rough and Dressed
ocean Steamships.
Koyal Mail Liues.
Proposed Sailings irom Montreal.
NUMIDIAN  Allan Oct. 21
SARDINIAN    "    ���'   28
MONGOLIAN    "    Nov. L
LAKE SU PE IUOR.. .Beaver... Oct. 21
MARIPOSA      "    ..."   28.
LAKE ONTARIO...     "    ...Nov. i
OREGON DomiDiou  Oct. 21
TORONTO        "          "28,
Cabiu $45. 960. 860, 870, 880 and
Intermediate. 830; Steerage, 820,
Passeugers ticketed   through   to all
poiuts iu (ireat iiiltaiu and Ireland, anik
at specially low rates to all parts of the
European continent,
Prepaid passages arranged from ull
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
Agent, Bbvulbtoksj
or to Robert Kkhb, Oeueral Paesengej IUI       VK IvJJUjU I i      UU 1      iUU       VV J_/I_yl_/i
n'iio ('.rant is :. devote.! admirer nf tlie
L.,ly Joan's. The Count has beeu first In
favour with lienor months past, and thn
Count looks with oxtromo wrath on this
young striplin? who appsars lohave bud-
pi uccrl him, and who is so serenely unoon-
sar.'i- ol llie fact,
Tha re'usal to play irritates Iiini still
rr.oi'o, II-- knows Keith ia very rioh, ami
had hop id to ravonge his wounded feelings
by (liiooiug him with ease, Keith has fruat-
ru.toil this agreeable project, nnd lhat faot
rank ee in tho Count's breast, beneath the
expanse of white linen and glittering! ordors
tim adorn il so lavishly.
The evening goes on, Wine is handed
round and froely drunk, A littlo more
noise and froedotn than usual pervade thc
pretty, gildod rooms, Lady Jem gets
somewi nt iinoasy. siie oont rives to i��cl rid
of Keith ; it duos not unit her purpose
that he should think of her ns anything hut highly decorous, When lie
loaves and ahe oomes back,* 'ouni Karolyski
throws down his cards, declaring he i-
tired of play, and comes over to hor sido,
" Vou aro cruel, nudamo," he cava in
French. "Y'ou havo desorud us tho wholo
ISho throws herself back In her ehair with
a littic laugh,
"Cruel? Vou had belter amusement
than my company."
" Amusement! It is nol that," ho say-,
with an a" Inn! glance from his dark, flashing
oyea, ' Vou are cold���tickle. Vmi an
breaking my hoart for the sake of tha
American hoy."
She interrupts him with pretended indignation. " Count, you forget yourself! 1
pormituo one to arraign my actions."
" Far lm it from me to do that. I would
not oll'end yon for worlds, madame; but I
cannot refrain from expressing my feelings
when 1 sec your old friends thrust aside and
forgotten, for the sake of a beardless youth
lo whom Fortune has been kinder- than to
Lm ly
tic, friendly,
appears interested   in i
nt,, Mm, . juu, uuuvauuuu   nuu ib   uv.iii;   LU
work some mischief.   Vou remember bei
plota'noutgettinghim to Falcons Chaso?"
" Ve3. That was a piece of deviltry, and
^^^^^^^^^^ I no mistake,   I havo thought more ofthe
At present nothing seems of much con- young follow since his refusal than ever 1
sequence or in conn'.,    'lbe fierce suffering : did before."
ot the last two years has beon billed into! "Keith is a strange oharaoter," says Lady
a sort of quiescence. The good resolutions Ktwynde, musingly;" so headstrong ami
formed during that period of laugonr nnd passionate, yet so loving and truo; so wild,
convalescence have taken just sufficient and yot so easily controlled; so selfish, aud
root to strengthen r.ini aa far as Lauraine yet so weak, Lauraine has great influence
is concerned, aud with that, self sacrifice , over linn���more than any one elso has, 1
tbey end. I think.   1 believe when once she nude him
Lifo looks very monotonous, verydreTry so�� things in tlieir true light, onco she
ut present, nnd thore is pin a litlle fillip shewed him that tho lovo that would ills-
given to its monotony by Lady Jean. honour a woman is the last love worthy of
It is not that ho likes her-it is not that her acceptance, ho would turn from what
be respects her, but ho drifts into a sort of fmm'  ll0r nwn tempting,   liut he must
intimacy boforo lie rcallv knows it, and she: l'ava l-"(nvn ll coul11 linl lla that."
is always at hand to sustain tier influence,  I    " Lauraino is a good, true woman.tho'igli
And it so happens that all this comes t0 , she has mude a fatal mistake in life, nnd
the cars of Lauraino, filtered through the I "ow it is too late lo remedy it," says the
letters of mutual friends, put in us spice to ! Colonel, regretfully, " \\ hat sad words
various Hosslp detailod to ber from Paris. I those arc, 'too late !' Just to have missed
she cannot believe it, It seems!M thllt makos life dosirablo, just to meet
nd love, and find that Fate has placod an
At til'3 __^^^^_^^^_^_
too horrible; but unfortunately a lettor|
���-onies from Lady Etwynde radiant in the
(lush and glory of her matronly honours,'
and revelling in Paris delights with her]
handsome husband; and that letter mention!
unaually the same thing, "Koith Athelstone |
has been driving in the Hois with Lady
between you ami that
impassable barrier
love.   Ah, me!"
"Don't sigh !" whispers his wife tenderly,
"Our 'loo lam' was just in time alter all."
"Thank God for tint I"
"I do," she answers, fervently. "But
can;' " 1 havo met Keith and askod him i !""V my own happiness makes me regret
to dinner, but ho sxsused himself on tho ner loss I 1 never thought I could love any
plea of a previous engagement vith Lady  woman 3" neatly ae I love Lauraino ; and I
lean," etc., etc. Ifoel' "h,: s? so,n'-/ lnt llc!' '"*w !"
.So do I���for Keith.
And you think we can do nothing?" * "
.    ., , ���  , , , i     -I fear not, It is such a delicate matter,
tlie liloa that she has ruined her young ���
I.aly fitwynde tolls her this, thinking
it may really keep tier from brooding over |
[ Ha may be only striving for forgclfulnosj
I after all.   .Men do foolish and desperate
| things sometimes for love's sake."
I    "That is one of the things wc women
j who lovo you can't understand," says Lady
.     Etwynde.   "Toms those excesses to which
., ..       .   ,a",*�� -8 1.      wo aro aooused of driving yotl sosm de-
thrown away upon lum ; she feels convinc-      dj     M(l .y* *W(j       o|l,
e.l now-oi her own sagacity when she sees In ���     ��� l -
how foolish is his conduct.
lover's life; but bad sho known the tor
'ure it would have inflicted, she would
havo been siient ou the subject,.
Lady Etwynde's idea ot Keith Athelstone has always been that he is selfish und
inconsiderate, and that Laur
Sho herself tikes no notice of Lady .lean,
and when Keith excuses himself to her an
I the plea before mentioned, sho feels dis-
i gusled an 1 annoyed, and tells her husband
ys i.aoy j 8|le w-|j |mvo ,lot|,in,, more ,0 EKy (o t]ie
"I do not forget my friend
^il,!i!hish?!!eg,'l',C|;'-'1fmllr0,,^y��,,lH!  ����������*   ����� would  nave been evil
���'j    ,",     I  ' t,tf         i0-"'   nT" a"d It0 ���'"���' -��r Lauraine's sake, but if be pre-
alone, and I took inly on his so itudc. i������. r ,,i��� T i..,    r i       i I I.i
" Vour pity, madame, may be a danger- If Ul* Jein' why to U'1* Joa" lct lum
Z���,Z;,fJ��  ?w Wh��m i5;011! rCa,iy I    "IkDCffh. would never be constant,"
Z mZy'''     '     " "H she says complaiuingly,   "Redly men are
ii ij ��� ,   ,, , ,,   '-00 horrible.
everyone is not as foolish as yourself, j    ,,,,..,
Count, "sho says with a soft glanoo. '���,.   "'"'one exception,' smiles Colonel Car-
It is pleasant to hear she is slid beautiful j . le' ""sing proudly at the bright,petulant
-still ean play the part of aa "apple of Ifaoe> t,iat seom3 to have regainedall iis old
discord' to men. j 8parkling witchery and youthfulness with
"Bocause, perhaps, 'everyone' has not thf,',',o1^," happiness.
found  vour presence  what  I have found I     ���Ati.Oyril, there is no one like you !"she
il,,"     " i answers.
"Hush!" sho says,  softly;   "you are!    " M> darling," he saya,   "Evory woman
talking folly, and you know it,   The days I aa-vs tl:at ot tlic lnM she lovc3> lllld evel'y
are over when I believe in compliments."    j mm '*' l1"-' '"mail.   I think you are hard
" Vou do notsupposo I urn insulting yon ! "?"." P.?or Koith'   PaD��y' t0 love & womln
by anything so commonplaca'! Compliment
is tho language of fools and flatterers. I am
speaking tiie plain, unvarnished truth."
''Truth I" and sho laughs lightly ; " who
speaks the truth now ? il is as old-fashioned a virtue as honesty."
" Unless one finds it impossible to act
" Como, Count," she says, good-humour-
odly, " we know each other too well to talk
in this strain, We arc all hons camarados
here; no sentiment, and no seriousnoss. I
gave you credit for inure sense than to fear
you would break through lho rule."
His brows contract with a sudden angry
" Vmi do not mean what you say ! A
woman like yourself cannot set bound ��� to a
maiu admiration, or check bis feelings by
ridicule. 1 have so lied al sentiment all my
life as a thing Iii only for boys and women.
But all lhal 1 have hitherl i disdaii I has
amply revenged my past indifference. Aied
you you have not discouraged mo, madame '!"
Her heart beats high,   A sudden warm
colour comes iuto her faoe I eue U i i     leli-
r.'.-.e roug  ; but not fi in any gra
al this h en ige���not fi r anj real   i I   it
makes him interpret these signs a    Ial
in: i" himself,   Only I   au     lie sees h r-
with all one's heart and soul, and know sbe
can bo nothing to one. Ah heaven ! how
fatal a thing is marriage sometime:!���how
snreone ought io he of oneself befcre entering iuto a life.long union."
" We are sure 1" she murmurs, softly,
nestling closer in his arms, as they stand
side by side in the twilight shadows.
" Thank God, wo are !" he says, with
passionate earnestness, "But often and
often I think, ii it had not been for the sins
and lollies of the past���for the wrong and
the suffering���cur love would never have
been as deep and intensi a thing as it is,
I shall never forget those years, and how
hopelo ly our lives seemed severed���with
what reluctance I came home to England
���how l dreadod to hear you were another's
���and then, after all "
"After all 1 was your own," she whispers
as he pauses,
excuse sins that arc not against ourselves,
I suppose."
" Doubtless it looks cowardly," nays her
husband, "to fling away our self-respect
because something has not been as wo
wished it; but then that something is worth
cveiything else in the world, or we think
so, nnd losing it, all else seems of no account."
"In that respect we set you an example,
do we not?" laughs his wife. " We don't
go to perdition because we aro disappointed in love."
" Because your natures are so different.
Tlie same rule oannot apply to a man and a
woman. I thought we had agreed on that
before," says Colonel Carlisle.
"So we had. Instance Keith aud Lauraine."
"And my lady and���myself,"
And he bends down and kisses lhe swoet
red lips.
That closes tho argument. They forget
all about Keith ami Lauraino; they talk
now of tlieir own lovo, and of each other.
It is a week later.
Lady Etwynde nn 1 her husband have
lefl Parts and gone back to the (esthetic
mansion in Kensington. Tbey havo decile! on living there still, To Lady Etwynde it is endeared by many memories
Calm ! The hot blood is rushing through
Keith's veins���his eyes havo tlieir worst and
moat passionate light, "Your friend has
thought iii to insult mo, madame," he says,
" 1 demand au apology or satisfaction."
'��� 1'ardieii, monsieur I" laughs the Count,
in his most insulting manner, " 1 am sorry
I cannot answer your Iirsl demand ; as lo
the ot Iier I am at your service,"
'there is an instant's silence, Women
with blanched fnces, men wiih surprise and
embarrassment, look on these two who face
each other���on lhe tall slight figure with
its dauntless gtaco and bearing, on the blue
eyes flaming with anger and defiance; and
!lien ou lho cruel, smiling lips and calm,
dark face of lho Hungarian.
Count Karolyski turns, says a few words
to a man near by, and then, with a bow,
leaves the room.
Keith turns to Lady .lean. " I regret
that such a scene should have happened in
your house," he says, calming his voice by a
violent effort, " Vou will excuse my withdrawing now, madam?"
She has grown very pale. As he quits
the salon she follows Iiim.
" .Mr. Atlielslone, do not proceed to extremities. The Count is a deadly shot. He
has fought i'.."i'o duels than 1 could tell you
���and you "
" Do ymi fanoy I am afraid ?'' interrupts
Keith, turning his Hashing eye, upon her
face, " Or that I value my lifo so much,
I would try to savo it even for less causo '!
No, let Iiim do ids worst.   Au  insult like
that "
" It was shameful, I know," says Lady
dean.   " liut still you might leave Paris���
you might "
" For what do you take me?" interrupts
Keith passionately, " Do you think I am
a coward ?"
" No ; oh no," she murmors, hurriedly.
" Only you are so young and life is all before you. Why should you forfeit love,
happiness, all that may bo in Btoro, just for
a fancied insult that has questioned your
Keith looks at her scarehingly. The old
vaguo distrust of Ibis woman is at work
within his heart. He answers her very
" It is my honor I avenge. I do not fancy
oven you,as a woman, could counsel the acceptance of such an insult as your friend lias
thought tit to put, upon ma." And with a
bow he leaves her presence.
(To BE eo stint ei >.)
An Inilllsrty Tlmt Is Almost ns Old ns
The art of making bricks is almost as old
as the history of civilization, the most
ancient records bearing mention of the industry, showing it to he older than any
other branch of pottery. It appears that
the early inhabitants of Babylon, descendants ot the sons of Ncah, wero thc tirst
clay-workers of whom wo havo authentic
knowledge, for in'J'.'I" B. C. ((.miosis xi.,
3-4) they used tbe chiy or mud which was
found on the plain of the land of Rhinar
and formed bricks therefrom, which wero
thoroughly burned and then used in the exterior construction of lllO wallo and mounds
of Babylon, lhc largest of these mounds, il
is supposed, being lbe tower of Babel,   The
..j.        .o ^..���v,.,.���. ���.  .���..,,y uiauuuaaan i morliir or sij,no ,|9C,' as a binding material
am! associations, and her husband is oou-1 ,���_ tl,��� ,,���.���,, ���..���i...i.;.. ,i.��� ,.���...: n..ij
tent with whatever pleases her.
La ly.Jean is still in the gay city, and
so is Keith Athelstone.
"How the affair drags!" murmurs the
Lady Jean to herself ono evening, as she is
making her toilette. "Karolyski is persevering, I can see ; but Keith���he is quite
too stupid. I must try and hasten the
denouement. Besides, Frank comes back
in a few days, and I don't want him to
-And we are  so happy,"  he  resumed, I suspect.   Could I bring matters to an issue
piese   I*     "A ���  we  not, my  queen of to-night, I wonder?"
ithotes t Sho looks at herself in lho glass, and a
Highs a Hi lulousiy. "Indeed, j f*ush 0f triumph rises to her oheek.   She
yes i    id I fear,  dearest, tho   [ueen   has  looks supremely handsome in a dross of
��  Hy   neglected  her   lubjects,    Women's  black satin, with judicious touches of white
well until men inl  ���-  ;,.. ,,,; ,v,iits (*owera. a;li- a3 s*,e sweep3
fere with them.   Then  there is a lamen-  into her rooms and sees Keith's involuntary
glance of admiration, she feels a little thrill
self a step furtheron tho r ul  ,   er v mge-
table fa 11 the gn ad scheme-
..:,' ���:  is to love her
anee-ordy  because triumph whispers "to '           ' !'":   :"
her that the end is ui     ir   ,. '      '      ' ITMIM "'
She rises after  hose last, m rdi, laughing      '   '         ''      '       "    ' ' a:i
still. "I do not believe in love.monsieu-r.an?         ' '        ''    :'  ':i
Too : tou know :n  n
s, . iug ling
not Deiievo in love,monsii
more than yourself.  No one hi ��� t^L
convert me. To parody an old - lying, with ; F rwoman is notnndevclopt man
:.: ��� il is only i - ise i; ' La reine
"And  is   this boy   onl     i   ;  .
,1 ���  ':' he says, with angry saeer.
"Of course, Is ho not a  hai
��he says with su I lei
 Bo ���
est aul credulous;  quite refreshing.   '
'. bo:, i  is
of triumph.
As tlie evening goes on, as her guests
assemble, she connives thai Keith Athelstone -should in.' always by her side and
th ;h the scowling faoe of Count Karolyski
is frequently turned towards her, sho i3
by no means intimidated, He and Keith
are mutually antagonistic to each other,
and to-night the Count's manner is almost
Again, the question of play is mooted,
and again he laun';s Keith with his care of
his dollars.   The evening is very warm,
         and lbe young fciiow has drunk more wine
have so long passed that stage of Iii :'*������- then he usually dosi, and Lady Joan has
ire that it is wine both strong and
"With won  olikeyourself   true, exoil
is lhal s ra ..-��� !  of won ler, n    . Al tho I lonnt's veiled sneers he loses his
" Xow you aro saroasl   , and thi ''   '   ''  tempoi   never a very forbearing one���and,
rid,   Why, (.unt,  [ do , foi - pi unisas and resolutions, sits
ot iny pretty 1 ,        .      -. ,. '' ���   '     ������   mat   ie table.
wi i reiser than that." comprehended stakes ;row higher; ho is winning
,   -i     i-                                              '        i                                      ���''���'-<:'������    Again and main is he victor and
And laughing her   ift, amused laughter ^  ' ,     '       ,,  '
>Iia n-iwm nn   into I   , c nil,    1 ll      aj,   'he !������i,ey ol the Count How into
:"        ' - Ladv ' ean oomes near him ant"
lum standing there with the mellow lamp* j0, ^ | nis Keepm;,. wuy jean oomes near mm am
< he
glances np he meets all tho dark intensity
.I hei i  -t.
'���Ye'.," he answari, thou.
light .rk, passionate face, and shin
lug in the lept
limself, and hates
I mo:     . ��� has
It ud beeu true, as   i had
had deemed      uelf abovo al
nesses, un'il the fascination
igainsl chai
���  sweeps  his
Her   perfumed
cheek.   As  hu
i id ntsr I Into his       i     : ,.(| his
, hi ��� ., and I
win hi r :. i would ha' ,   |[,. Wi1i1
nol i : n, though fa
as Liiiy    i.i io hi ho waB
ofgoo i '     .... I of pure Jfag
de   ent, ind had noblo ind an
in   Hungary, and thoug  ,
nn-. li for tn - daug   erofapo
Bit that La ly i-m  ihould en
homages id I    a ridi aloit,ftlled ,
ti. .   ���'  O.J; r.
lit ol
11 .     . ithel
mr t.   I a
i up to        ...   chief,   md 1
Ki       '���, i   e   iway   from   hi
ii pi        hh
���ays, dear,'' jay
��� ,.    riiree !i ..���    vi
I e.Minot understand it my
.. mderfully f rtunate in���
���   I .yi,   milling ; and lhe
.        p n i crushes baok an oath
hissi    eeth,   Then quite sudden-
��� ���,.-     ri no Inno ii   .,
.- pi a; I pl ikt lip a '-ard  by
Ho leaves her room that  nighl  �� th a Hemighl   il      fence,     I I kno     t
ool: farewell, and ior tw ids      I  ���   iot|mon ir.
appr isch hor at all.
I. I' Joan 11 an use i. It n what she
exp ���-. i, and she lees not i   i nl it,    -iho
eith i lily now -in fact,
that oh   h ill see him, ior ��� ic Is....   I. ii
tli it ho should escapo her I iii i,
Againsi his j i Igment, agai ������: his bet-
I : ;��� ion, Koith Atholstone submit lo
her oaprlcesand pormita her to dnwhim
to iier pr nee,   He is unfortunately in
thai  ��� it  o: mind in which a m in I
Infl i meed hy a woman if she i   sympatho-
Warn Ihom igain it i
,..',,  ��� |      .,������.���    .
'era them from a purpose, and ti,. /
themselves   earl u ' to il ,n "   -
"You should irea1. them as the Iri    n in
did his pigs   drive tin in one way and I ira
thi Ii hi . Is anothor,  laughs Colonel t !ar>
lisle,   "Rut yei sun ly aon'l Im
cares for Lad; [Joan I"
"'v.; ! gi o Ii m orodit for bei t.i r in io,
B a is a dangerous worn in, end I arn
oi rl ..te i; i isomo purpose in view, I I:now
all i '.,..    . Lam lino ;   I am equally  corl no
���    le    "You have dropps I Ihi i,"
i   i, a   11  .   Il  m thi   ablo,
il  pa lei   you havo aire uly
...        .'.    '   .um  Kar-
'. 7     ���
mi    be mino then,' says Koith,
i ���   ounl  -,", va hU i irdioontemptuoDs-
" Moi.-.        I      .ii   ;..' ..��� inderful, but
... hia li in i ii ii not so ro.
iftor i
ip   Ida hoi   young  blood
, :   ,,.'   " Vt hai lo you m -in   rloyou daro
inn il
'I Ue Count's I iii^b fulls across llio horri-
fied ailsnco ol thi .'.'"!'. aa lliey draw ncr.
 ���<��� -  ",. no ' ih rn-  it is for you
I , explain, f think,"
" I havo no 'i ng to .'���plain, 'saveKeith,
proudly,   '��� Tho no  proof that  that
i .    Ito mo,   li   vou doubl my
-.... I, my i i. I t n i" i fo illy willing to
v r For both."
Hush I In ih ' ,i'h 11. mu you jayii ���,
grii . L ly Joan, h uniied.   " Ofoouno it
for the bricks was probably the semi lluid
bitumen found in the stoneless valleys of
Euphrates aud Tigris. Tho interior of
the mounds was tilled with unburst or nun-
dried bricks partly laid in clay and bonded,
every five or six courses, with layers of
reeds and partly laid in very tough lime
.Many ancient Egyptian buildings and
pyramids, mule in a similar manner of
sun-dried bricks or adobes, are still stand-
fug in a good slate of preservation, tho
pyramid of Howara, ton leagues from
Cairo, being a notable example. The manufacture of brick seems to have been an
Important industry with the Egyptians and
tho enslaved Israelites, for it is frequently
mentioned iu the Old Testament, in connection with their history, one of the principal occupations of the slaves being llie
making of sun-dried bricks, in which grass
or straw and stubble were intimately mixed
with the clay to bind tho mass firmly together. The bricks male in Nineveh were
usually sun-dried, measuring from six to
sixteen inches thick, while the Babylonian
bricks were more frequently burned in a
kiln and were about thirteen inches square
by three inches thick. In addition to
these, there wera triangular bricks for corn-
era of walls, and wedge-shaped briokarfor
arches. They were also variously colored,
mostly red, yellow or blue, though green,
black and white bricks were not uncommon.
Many, notably all those made during the
reigu of Nebuchadnezzar, had his name
siampod thereon. Evidences of the per
monenoy of color of these bricks and of the
inscriptions on some aro constantly being
found in the ruins of Babylon. Many that
have been gathered aro coated with a thick
enamel or glaze. Tho dry, warm atmos'
pherc and thc preserving climate of Egypt,
Assyria and Babylon have probably been
more conducive lo keeping these sun-dried
bricks In a stato of preservation for over
3,000 years than tho great perfection attained in tlie making of them, although the
ancients dovotod uu abundance of time to
iheir iirls.
Sun-baked bricks of ancient date havo
been lound in the mud wall of old towns
of India and .lava, while the Chinese have
for ages made excellent bricks, usually of
a Blaty-bluo color, losonio of which they
give a glazed surfaoo, like porcelain. Tno
groat wall ol China, built in 211 11. C, was
oonstrnoted of burnt and uuburiit bricks.���
[I anier's Magazine.
Hnguincsuco or ihe German  iJmperor'a
liii'lu llolicnzollorn.
The Hohonzollorn is a magnificent vessel,
and looks more like a cruiser than a yacht.
She is built of steel, painted white and propelled by twin screws, connected with a
double set of engines. Her average speed
ia nineteen knots an hour, and, according
to the London <,liicen, this can bo increased
lo over twenty   knots in the hour.   Tho
tfohenzollern has two wheels, one at the
stern, lho other near the bow, lhe latter
workod by steam, the former by man power
both being painted white and gold, with
mekel spokes. The yacht i.s armed with
eight 'quick-tiring Krupp guns, and, with
her graceful outlines, sits high in the wator
She has threo masts mid two funnels, painted yellow, ihe gilded imperial Herman
crown on lho prow, and the Hohenzollern
coat of arms in black and silver, surrounded by a laurel wreath, on the stern. Tho
deck is covered with linoleum, and over a
largo part there i3 an awning where, in lino
weather, the emperor has luncheon anil tea
parlies. In ihe lore part of the vessel in a
bridge reserved for the emperor, ll is approached hy a inahoyany stairway and has
mahogany railings.
Tho emp cror'ii apartments on the middle
deck amidships nre on the port side, thoso
of lhe empress and her children on tho
starboard side. Wainscoting, doors, and
staircases, us well a.s other linings and
furniture, are of very light-colored, almost
whim, maple wood ; the coiling) white,
picked out with gold ; tho rococo chimneys of nickel, and the walls covered with
cretonne, varying in pattern in the various
apartments. The lofty and spacious dining
saloon on tho middle deck is ji.'i feet broad
by 7."/ feet long, and by an ingenious arrangement of portieres can bo made of any
size tho emperor pleases. It is iinphol-
stercd ill grey and white, und liko the
whole of the vessel, lighted by electricity
and warmed by steam pipes. On the center table stands the queen's cup, won by
the Meteor at tho rooout royal yacht
squadron rcr/iittaat CWes; and on another
table the County Down oup, won by the
Meteor at the royal Ulster regatta in 1892.
Above this saloon is the promenade deck,
with the smoking-room on one eud and the
emperor's bridgo on the other. The
smoking-room is very comfortable, furnished and lined with porcelain plaques, on
which illustrations of Gorman battles by
sea and laud are painted. l)n the upper
deck is oneof tlie emperor's working-rooms,
furnished with a telephone. Hanging on
the wall is the log book and on a shelf aro
somo nautical books. Another workroom
and a conference-room are on the iniddlo
deck, tlieir walls being decorated with
water-color sketches and photographs of
the queen, the Empress of Ceriniuy aatl
her children.
Thesaloon,intended for familygiiUierings,
is decorated in blue and silvor and lilted
with furniture of maple und a fireplace of
marble and nickel. The empress' bedroom
contains a bedstead of nickel, with a counterpane of rod silk and hangings of gray
satin, Adjoining the emperor's rooms alt
are the apartments and lhe messroom of
the imperial suite, while the oilieers' mess-
room and cabins, fitted up with oak furniture, aro situated forward. The kitchens
on the deck below are splendidly fitted up.
The Hohenzollern is 1 III meters long, with
II meters beam, her tonnage 2,400, displacement -1,200 Ions and power 20,000.
Ho Oould Novor Love Anothor
li.' i. ii at, Ilia heart a dreadful pain.
And with toars his eyes were dim.
And he said lhat he never could love again,
On tho night that she jilted him.
Bul, although witli a sigh and his braiu in a
Tha' niglit he bemoaned his fate,
11" was madly in love wiih another pirl
.lust a fortnight from thai date,
. a* '. ������
Better Loft Unsaid.
Maud : " How do you like  the new way
i do my hair, Frank';"
Frank (wanting In say something particularly nice) : " Why, yen look at least
thirty years younger I"
An Extremely Unpleasant Encounter In a
Ceyloueso Garden,
Hiwlroy Thwaitea writes i��� One incident
that occurs to me is a littlo adventure I
have bad with a python, a snake of the
Moliirus tribe,in iny own garden in Colombo. One evening I was smoking on tho
veranda after dinner. Itwas a o'oildy
night, but. the air was perfectly still. What
seemed to bo the branoh of a treo was lying
across tbo carriage drive, and as I noticed
it I wondered how it could have fallen
when not a breath of wind was stirring, It
was perfectly motionless, and after a while
1 went down to throw it aside out of the
path. But the moment I stooped over it
the object seemed to melt away.
Amazed and half doubling the evidence
of my own eyes, I took a step in pursuit,but
the instantaneous contraction of the wnole
body, ready for a spring, and the long,
deep hiss that followed told me of tho danger I was in, Each staid without the
movement of a muscle for about twenty
seconds, and then the snake, imperceptibly
disappeared. One long sigh of relief aud a
dart into the house that beat tlie record for
a twenty-yard sprint closed tbe proceedings for nie that night. Had I by mislako
laid the slightest touch upon the creature's
holy the probability is that within less than
half a minute I should have been reduced
to a shapeless lump of pulp and broken
bones, Rescue would have been impossible.
Providence was merciful to mc that night.
Soon after wo found that the python had
taken up its abode in lhe garden, but It had
chosen its hiding place so cunningly lhat
tlierc was no getting at it, Ono night alady
who was ill was lying awake in her room,
and tho room next to hers was occupied by
my sister. Tiie door between the iwo
rooms was open, and euddi nly the lady
saw a largo snake come in nt tho window,
waving its head about in search of a place
where it might alight, A moment later it
fell, with a loud Hop, on to the lloor. Of
course, it had disappeared by the time they
had recovered from the shock and called for
Bruihina; Clothes-
A man who always looks well with hut a
limited wardrobe saya : The finest clothing
in the world won't make a mao look woll if
his collar or culls are soiled.
On the other hand, if tho linen is clean
and fresh, if the clothes are well brushed
and if there is a How er in tho button-hole
one always looks presentable. Bat whisk
brooms simply ruin clothes: you should
have a good bristle brush, not too stiff,
Then brush as often and as much ai yon
like, and your ch'.nes -.-ill look the better
and wear the better for it, This is of
especial interest to women because they
have to look out for the stock of clean
linen and to often apply tiie clothe
Franco is the only European c*',ntry
hi :h haa to-day fewer able-bodied Men
ilU    had thirty yean*.*-*!, A Olianjs of Opinio**.
A week ago, when Artie boy
Kirs' went to school, all hope and ioy,
','.., now lh)r-lii .iron ,li, 1 annoy.
By calling him "Duneo Artie!"
To-ilnv ho knows scarce moro, I foar,
i'ot "Dearest Artiofnuivl hoar;
.V king ho reigns���tho roaion's o'car,
lie's tsoinif to givo a p.ar ly I
Byiatr For Thai:' (Mor*
In the .Southeastern part of Africa, bordering on the Indian Ocean, there is a .small
stretch of fertilo country known as Zulu-
land, whose people Rider Haggard has immortalized by such works as Allan Quarter-
main and King Solomon's Mines, The
quarrel over the houndaryline which occurred in IS70 between the Natal (English
government aad Colywayo, chief of tho Zulu
nation, led to tho war which deluged this
waving land with the blood of len thousand
wild fearless men, and carried sorrow and
desolation into many fair English home?.
It did more than this; it wove in evergreen
the number of a gallant regiment.
Several days following the death of tho
young Princo Imperial of Franco who had
gone outlo Vfriea on the stall' of Lord
Chelmsford and lud been ambushed with a
reconnoitring party, twenty thousand warriors, led by tho Zulu King, encircled the
camp of the Twenty-fourth Regiment at a
place called by the natives Isauii'ilwana.
When discovered by tho scouts just after
daybreak, lhe Zulus were being moutied
(doctored) by tho mudi'iiieuion to render
them invincible in the comim- light. .Several hours wero occupied iu this 'ceremony,
and it was not until tho sun had climbed
almost to lhe meridian lhat the camp was I
The steady rolling fire of the infantry
swept away ths heads of tho dense columns
as they advanced through the long gnus,
and the hotly worked artillery ploughed
into the mass; but the soldiers of Cety-
wayo closed up the gap3, and chanting
tlieir weird war-song, marched on in perfect formation, breasting the awful baptism
of lead and iron, until at last Zulu steel
was crossed with English bayonet. Out- *
numbered twenty to one, and molting away
by whole companies before the onslaught
of twice ten thousand spears, the brave
fellows never gave back a foot, but fought
stubbornly on, und fell like heroes, every
man with his face to the foe.
"Let's shut our teeth and die hard,
lad: 1" cried a Captain to the remnant of
his company, as lie drove his sword down
upon a Zulu head. Thc next instant a
shovel-shaped blade stood out its length
between the ollicsr'sshoulders, and his men
went down, pulling themselves together
to fire their parting shot as the lifeblood
gushed from gaping wounds.
At two o'clock in tlio afternoon two
Lieutenants and a score of men, the only
survivors of those who had defended the
camp, threw themselves into the saddles of
the powerful artillery horses, hoping to out
tlieir way through the enemy and save the
colors of the regiment
., ,..,., guiiieunies more, Uctorc he has
nil rigH to he calle 1 a frog. He is soiiic
'onr years from the egg in getting full
���rowth, and does not become old for about
cn years more.
An Intelli-jc^t Animal.
Theeleptiant at first glance appeara lo be
i dull, lie ivy sort ofa fellow, with a mind,
if he has such a thing, about suited tc the
ippreciation of pea-nuts and nothing more.
if we look into the elephant's eye, however,
we shall see that it is a pretty bright sort
of an eye, and more often than not it wili
be found to twinkle in a manner which
iudicatos the possession of an idea or two
inside of that mammoth head. This second
glance will give us a more correct understanding of the elephant's intellectual qualities than the first ; and as we never judge
a mau by his cloihes, so we should not attempt to estimate the elephant's intelligence
hy his personal appearance, which ia not
Many a time and oft, as the poet says,
the elephant lias shown himself to be a
creature of very remarkable intelligence���
quite an intelligent, in fact, as tlie horse,
and sometimes morc so than the dull-pated
witless persons who have had him in charge.
In   illustration of this point there is told
The first American counterfeiter, so far
as known, was one William Unci, of Por
The Aztacs filled quills with gold dust,
sealed them and passed tliom from hand to
hale: a i coin.
The tao, or knife coins, of China, made
current ll.C. 2153, wcre of irou, in the
slispo of daggers.
The Siviss postolli.'e conveys anything
from a postal card lo barrels of wine,
scythes and bundles of old iron.
Chinese burglars wear not a scran of
clothing and artfully braid tlicir pigtails
full of lish hooks for obvious reasons.
There are at the present moment eleven
pretenders to the various thrones o! Europe
trying lo make good their claims.
Tiie Honorable Artillery company of the
City of London, whicli dales from the time
o; Henry VII,, is the oldest volunteer corps
iu England.
Augustus was not the public benefactor he
is represented. He was the most exacting
tax collector the Roman world had up to
ii is time ever seen.
Columbus did not foretell an eclipse ofthe
moon to frighten the natives of Jamaica
into rendering him assistance. There was
no eclipse of lhe moon at lhat lime.
The desideratum of printing photographs
on marble has now been realized to such a
degree as to insure a genuine artistic result,
and this by a process both simple and
A soil over tile burglary of 511 in the
court al Cenlcrvillc, N. V., has already
cost the county and the several parlies in
a story of a large elephant which was sent
some years ago to a remote country district
in India to assist in carrying and piling
timber. The owner of tho elephant, suspecting I hat lhc native driver was dishonest,
wrote a letter to the wifo of a missionary,
at whose house the elephant was lodged,
asking her to witch the servant, and sec
that he did not defraud the faithful animal
of his rice. The lady watched, and her
suspicions being aroused by Ilia conduct,
she expressed her doubts to the servant, I
He pretended to be muoh surprised audi .,.
very angry, and exclaimed, in his own Ian-' ��' '
guage, " Do you think I would rob my
child ?"
Tho elephant stood quietly by, and appeared tu understand what was going on.
Nosoonerhad the driver uttered h'squestioii
than the animal thrjw his 'trunk round
him, threw him down, and untied the unusually bulky cloth the servant wore round
Iiis waist, Out rolled a large quantity of
rice whioh had been stolen by the servant
out nf the elophaut's allowance.
Wc hive frequently seen elephants that
could waltz and ring dinner belis and play
pranks with a circus clown, but this,  wo , ,      , ,        ,
believe, is tiie first instance on record 0f | that they could not be
one of these monstrous beasts turning
detective and bringing a thief to justice.
Furthermore, tne circus elephant, smart as
ho is, had to be taught to do the clever
things he doss, while the bulky detective
had to reason out his work of iiis own ac-
I cord, relying solely upon his own intelligence to help him through,���[Harper's
Young Peoplo.
suit over a hundred times the amount
original loss.
A. church at Fostona, Ohio, has decided
to purchase 400 littic wine glasses, that each
communicant may receive the wine out of
a glass no oilier person has used, in order
to avoid microbes.
Alexander the Great did not weep for
other worlds to conquer. There is reason to
suspect that his army met with a serious
reverse in India, a fact that induced him to
retrace his steps.
The immense burning glasses with which
burned the ships cf the besieg-
ers of Syiaouse at ten miles distance were
never manufactured, end it is  now known
Grog in tli 3 Navy,
In the goo 1 old days, when tlie wooden
walls of England held imperial sway over
all loyal Uritish hearts,when Uritish sailors
So desperate was j wore pig-tails and sometimes dauced a by
the charge of this forlorn hope that one of no means merry jig to the whistle of tho ,
the ollicers and several meu broke through ! cat-o'-nine-lails, it was popularly supposed ilott t0 JC eate" allve*
thc Zulu ranks and gained tiie open plain, that Jack Tar oould not possibly prove I Columbus did not make an egg stand on
Hero the speed of thoir horses made pur8uitj himself a man unless he had Iiis daily ration end to confuse his opponents. The feat
useless, _ and the Buffalo River, whioh j of grog, alias rum. That, howovor, was a waa performed by Bruuelschi, tlio archi-
divides Zululand from tiie Natal territory, ! day when the whole nation from the high- Ieet, to silence critics who asked him how
beckoned them to safety only a lew miles J est to the lowest drank deeply.   It was in , bo was going to support the dome of the
A Montana man has just completed and
applied for a patent on an automatic machine that bids fair to revolutionize the cutting of precious stones, This machine can
do thc work of at least twelve men.
The existence of the Colossus of Rhodes
is considered by some historians as extremely doubtful. There is no evidence
that the ancients wcre able to oast pieces
of metal of such size as must havo entered
into ils composition.
Some tribes of North Amerioan Indians
punished matricides by banging them by
their hands to thc limbs of a tree, at a
height just sullicient to permit the wolves
to reach them from the ground, They were
������which they believe wil bring a good
liu.iuei .1 return. Hundreds of young alliga
tor-- are ihot every month ot the warm
seas.oi by people who me desirous to kill
something and do not know or caro for tie.
value of alligator akins an.': teeth, There
are now several alligator larms in Tex i .
which are regarded as good investments,
for, besides devouring thc carrion that
makes the water injurious to stock, the
alligators clear it of the gars that are so
destructive to black bass and the fish the
southerners call ".trout,"
The ticket agent and telegraph operator
atone of thestationaon the Adirondack Railway has an unquenchable horror of travel in
any way savo on foot. He fears that horses
wid bolt and thatejginos will jomp the
track, aud the perils of navigation nothing
would induce him to encounter. When
business calls bim lo Saratoga���so far the
limil of his journeyings since birth-he bids
llis family a solemn farewell, and rejoices
pr*atly on a safe return. He is a well read,
thoroughly sensible man, but try as he will
he cannot overcome his dread of all forms
of rapid transit,
An admirer of John (,'reenlcaf Wlu'tlier
has gone through hispoomsstatizabystansa
in order to ascertain what llowers are mentioned by him. She tound forty-nine, as
follows: Azalon, aster,amaranth,asphodel,
brier rose, buttercup, crocus, eleihra (lower,
cardinal flower, daffodil, dogwood, clgun
tine,fern, gentian, goldenrod, harebell, heliotrope, honeysuckle, heallierhell, jasmine,
looust, lily, liio everlasting, lotos blossom,
lilac, Mayflower, mignonette, myrtle, magnolia blossom, nightshade, orange blossom,
orchis, pansy, pink, passion (lower, palm,
primrose, poppy, rose, rcxia, sumach, sweet
clover, starmist, starllowoi, sunflower,
snowball, tulip, violet, windflower,
Near the liltle village of San Jose, Peru,
ou thn bleak and barren shores of Lake
Titloaoa���the most elevated body o; water
of any considerable size in the world���are
three large pillars of stone, If thoy were
not of unequal height they would resemble
gate posts or piers upon which at some
lime in the far past great nrches had been
erected. To the different tribes of Peruvians they aro known by words which
signify "standing stones" and "tall stone
goes." Upon the. north side of each of these
huge bowlders the rude featuresof a human
face have Leon deeply carved, the other
three sides of each being chiseled with designs of various shapes, kinds and sizes.
These carved symbols are all supposed to
have some reference to sun worship, which
the ancient Peruvians are known to have
practiced. Although the ancient inhabitants of that country were highly civilized, and probably had many mechanical
appliances, it is believed that lhey were
uncq ual to the task of placing those gigantic monoliths in their present position.
The evi deuce rather points to tlieir having
originally been wandering or erratio bowl-
dors de posited by some melting glacier.
away. But tlie ollicer missed his color-bear- j those days that the  thirsty  disciples of
ing comrade, and looking back, saw him
engaged with the Zulu chief, striving to
regain the colors, which had been wrested
from him, instead of making good hia escape.
God alone is keeper of the thoughts that
burned through the brain of the horo as hc
looked into tbe valley from whose shadow
he had just escaped, Before him there
were life and homo and loved ones ; back
there in that whirlpool of savage passion
there were only the greeting of the Zulu
war-cry and the kiss of the Zulu spear.
The troopers galloped on a short distance,
then reined up to wait lor their officer. ! pleasant
They saw him lift his eyes for a moment to | obtains.
Bacchus might view the tempting sign,
"Horo you may get drunk for Id., dead
drunk for 21., and clean straw to lie on."
Greg for Jack was, therefore, only consistent with the spirit of the times, just as
were seventy-fours, muzzle-loading guns,
and othor paraphernalia of the period. The
pigtail has departed, and the "cat" has
yielded up its nine lives along with its
nine tails, wooden walls have given place
to iron, and sails to steam; tlie old
muzzle-loaders have been relegated to our
parks and squares while Woolwich Infants reign in tlieir stead; but the least
feature of the old regime still
The ration of grog is still
the blue sky as if in prayer, then, crying I served out in tho British navy, as though
encouragement to his comrade, swing his
sabre aloft and hurl his horse into the seething mass, which opened to that fierce rush
of ilesh and steel. An instont later ihe tivo
ollicers, both wounded unto death, were
side by side defending the standard to tho
temperance medical soienoe and common
sense had never proved the evil of tho
practice of drinking. At a time when English warships cruised chielly in the temperate zone.ar.d when the absence of machinery
left tbe vessels cool and oftentimes bitterly
laat. cold, rum did great harm, but now in the
Some weeks later Sir Evelyn Wood's i over-heated 'tween decks of modern iron-
command identified the spot where thetwo I dads audio the tropical regions, where
heroes fell by finding the torn and blood- ' they are ao often to be tound, its effects are
stained colors of the Twenty-fourth locked   far more disastrous. It is no wonder, then,
iu a skeleton hand
Queer Things About Frogs.
Frogs are mainly juice. If they try to
make more than a abort journey away from
moisture, in a drought, they will perish for
want of water j and thtn their bodies will
dry away. The frog's hones arc so soft
that he scarcely leaves any skeleton,
A frog meets with remarkable changes
during his natural life. He begina as an
egg andhatoheaout as a fish, That is, a tadpole, or polliwog, at Iirst has gills, breathing water alons. In his early days, however, the tadpole soon loses the outside
part of his gids and breathes air; so that
ho has to come to the surface of the water
every few minutes, liko a porpoise, to get a
fresh gulp of breath.
During tiie Iirst part of his career, ne
swims by sculling with his long tail. After
a while his legs begin lo grow out, his tail
becomes shorter and shorter, and when he
is a completo frog, he haa no tail at all, but
swims by kicking. When half frog and
half tadpole, he still has a good deal of tail,
and, in addition, big hind legs and mere
sprouts of fore logs; so that no is a very
funny-looking fellow, A bullfrog-tadpole
at thia slagc seems "neither of heaven nor
of earth."
Again, tho tadpole eats water-plants ;
but when he becomes a frog, he feeds ou
animal life. Tadpoles eat the green moss
or "scum" that we seo so often on logs and
plants in a stagnant pool, and thoy show a
good appetite for sofl, decaying water-
growths. Thu fouler the pool, the happier
tho tadpoles. ,As they are numerous, and
thus devour a great amount of matter that
would make it very unhealthfiil to live
near a stagnant pond, they are really useful creatures.
In captivity they will generally eat
meal, Whether good or bud, aa well as
bread and bran dough ; and, as a special
relish, wiil soineliui'S hutch on one an-
that a movement is ou foot lo do away
with this great evil, although it would
surely have been better to have made
a complete reform instead of substituting
beer, as is proposed. Among other nations, Russia ke,-ps enlightened England
companj by serving out a ration of vodka,
a spirit even more fiery than rum,
while the United States does not permit
spirits io be brought on board any vessel ot
I her tieer, uot even for the office's' mess,
The Montreal Witness thinks that this isa
" Yankee notion," that John Rail might
adopt without any loss of dignity and with
immense gain.
Cathedral ot Florence,
A church at Fostorla, 0., has decided to
purchase -100 little wine glasses that each
communicant may receive the wine out of
a glass no oilier person has used, ��� in order
to avoid microbes.
The oldest dress in the world belonged to
an empress of Japan, who lived in the
thirteenth century and it has been kept
all these centuries in a temple near Yokohama.
Cinderella's reed name, it is alleged, was
Rhodope. .She is believed to havo been a
beautiful Egyptian maiden who lived 6K
years before the common era and during
the reign of I'saminetieus, one of the twelve
kinga of Egypt.
Some of the beekeepers in Skagit
County, Washington, will take 100 pounds
from each of quite a number of their colon-
ie3 this season. This means $20 per swarm,
gross, which is regarded as hotter than 100
per cent, interest on the investment.
The Chinese doctor's lot is not wholly a
happy one. Four members of lho Imperial
College of Physicians at I'ekin failod
recently to make a proper diagnosis of t.he
emperor's indisposition and were punished
by being fined a year's salary.
Among the degenerate Romans from A.D.
100 lo A.D. 600 titles were graded with
Tho British. Mission to Cabul
A special correspondent wilb Sir Mortimer Darand's mission to Afghanistan telegraphs from Jelalabad, via Lundi Kotal, as
follows :���"Our reception here has exceeded
our utmost, expectations. Aftor a hot
march of IH mileawo tindoiirsolvoj installed
in abixnrious palace, which ia situated in the
midst oi a beautiful garden, and has only
recently bcen furnished for tho Ameer's
residence when he visits this city. The
Governor of Jelalabad came out a mile to
meet us with 15J local horsemen, and aa
Sir Mortimer Ihirand passed in front of the
city a salute was fired. The garden surrounding our Palace is vory elegantly laid
out, and will be a very fine ono in a few-
years' time, when the trees arc more tally
grown. There aro in it many varieties both
of fruits and of flowers which have been
imported from India, and they are all doing
well. The part of the garden nearest the
city is situated within two hundred yards
of the Cabul Gate, whence a metalled road,
on each side of which cypress and fir trees
have been planted, runs to the main entrance. The Pahoa is a line square building, with a domed roof over a central room
of noble dimensions. This is our general
silting and dining room. The side rooms
are also kilty,witii a fine look out on to the
hills by which thc valley is surrounded,
and the fountains playing close by among
the trees and bushes of the garden produce
a delightfully cooling effect, The Ameer
has not yet seen thia place, and when he
does will be certainly charmed. There
has been no falling off in the lavish hospitality accorded us. Sipah Salar is encamp-
ed in an adjacent garden,and Sir Mortimer
Dur.and and the ollicers of the Mission
went this afternoon to call upon him. The
formality which characterised the cat'lie
llie Brlllali 111(1* Commlinloner f>n�� i*
Will Up a liio xly one.
A cable letter says:  This  arming's
despatches from Sir Henry Lieu, the
British High Commissioner for South Af,
i! 'a,areiinaniinouslyacceptedby-tlie i.e..
press as presaging another war with th,
Zulus, and the tear is freely eicpresae 1 '.hat
it may he as bloody and as costly as lhat
other w.ir in which the French Prince Imperial was one of the victims. Lobengu-
ela, the king of the M itabele Zulus, how-
ever, is not. believed io be anything like
such a war ohief as old Cetewayo, while tiie
Zulus of the Zambesi country are neither
so powerful in physique nor indomitable
in courage us their fellow-tribesmen along
the coast.
Nevertheless, this is all conjecture, for
tiiere has never been a serious encounter
between Lobenguela and the whiles
Lobonguela has an army of from 25,000 to
30,000 men. The utmost armed whin
force that now could be arraye I a.'aiast
Iiim would probably not muster over 2,51 0,
these troops are well armed, excellent
allots and woll mounted, On the oiner
baud, Lobenguela certainly has 1,000
Martini rifles because that amount of
arms was furnished him by Mr. Cecil
RliodtMas pan out of the purohase pries
of lhe Chartered Company's present
The situation i.s peculiar, and in view o'
the bloody result a brief statement cover
ing ii will be of interest to American rea<'
I'AKTIIIil'.-  ui' AFRICA.
When lhe arbitrary and wholesale partition of Africa was agree I upon between
Germany, England, Portugal, Belgium and
France, the great tra it ruled over b;
Lobenguela was assigned lo England. Hit
capital, Buluwayo, is 1,200 or mare mils'
I north of Cape lown,
Matabolelaud is about as large as Ger.
many and contairs a population of soma
200,000, Between it and Cape Colony is
Bechuanaland, which is under the protection of the British Government and is garrisoned by some SCO mounted police, paid
by the Imperial Government,
Some yoars ago, Mr. Cecil Rhodes, the
Premier of Cape Colony, secured the concession from Lobengn ila ofa ��� m side ruble
pan of his territory and got charters from
lho Imperial Government. There are
believed to bo valuable gold mines ia thia
territory, and the Company has sold a
considerable part of its shaies in the English market. Probably there are $,000
shareholders in ihe Uritish dominions
alone, and among these are some of the
most influential capitalists hi London.
The Chartered Company has also a
mounted police force, paid by it-elf, and ir.
guarantees In protect r.s possessions fr. m
invasion or internal disturbances without
recourse to the Imperial Government,
Coder its charter it has the right to n Bist
aggression, hut may not itself lake aggressive steps without the consent of the Colonial Ollice through its high Commissioner.
Lobenguela "has so far quite rigidly
respected the property an 1 other righ'.s of
the while residents, but he claim, absolute
jurisdiction and power over the M.ashonas,
a miid-mannered irihe of negroes, who
seem to be indigenous natives of the ' bar-
tercil.Company's lands, He has made frequent incursions into its possessions, killing
without mercy these natives and  ca rryinz
almost mathematical exactness, and men t meetings has now worn od, und in liis manner Sipah Salar is very pleasant and charming."
I Tlie Brltlili llinttiiliij Preparations lo
Tol, ��� Hie i'n id Again*' l.o DciikuIii,
A lespatch from London says:���The
'. Mai pris of Ripen, Secretary of State for
| the Colonies, consulted several South African experts ycst��day in relation to the
[Matabele troubles. The celebrated Col.
Carriogton o.' Carrington'a Horse, who has
held many commands in South Africa sinoe
j bi", haa offered io take oammand of tho
Maahona expedition, Tho Marquis of
Ripnn lias sent a telegram to Sir Henry
Loch, the Governor and Commander-in-
Chief of Cape Colony and High (.'oiiitiiissLn-
er for South Africa, giving him discretion
ary power in thei'iauci. Col, Carrington'a
offer will probably be accepted, The War
Otlico is preparing to send a regiment to
Cape Coiony to replace the regiment sent
up inlo the country. Thealure Bent, in un
interview yesterday expressed lhc opinion
that Lo bengulawould he defeated. "But,"
he added, "the Government must aet with
energy, If the Matabele are not subdued
before the rainy season lbe British will have
to face a harassing guerilla warfare and
will have lo lake the field again in th
other's tails.
fhe common frog geta his final shape in In debato, rather pull ti pioces the argil
lho first season : but lho hullfr.ig 'i 11 ment of thine antagonlst,than offer him any
under the mm! ior ihe win! r, while still v ol thine i rn ; for thus thou wiil light him
tadpole; and it takes at le. i another sum-1 in his i        tuitry,
of different social rank insisted on iiem^
addressed as Illustres, Spectabiles, Claris"
simi, Perfooiissiini, Egregii, and so on,
according lo their position.
The kings of Sardinia formerly described
themselves as " By the grace of God, King
of Sardinia, of France, Spain and England,
of Italy and Jerusalem, of i Iroooe and Alexandria, of Hamburg and Sicily, Ruler of
Ills Wire mid I'aiiiii.v Cremated Ilo (tamo
in Toronto i<> I'iiul a (Slater, Only to
learn oilier Oinili.
A despatch from Toronto says:���Amongst
the Midway  Sea,  Musters of the Beep,  thoso ,vj,0 applied  to City Relief Officer
a dime
Kings of the Earth, Protectors of the Holy
The sovereign of a little Greek island
during the middle ages styled himself:
" The Protector of Religion, whoso Fame
is Infinite*; who Exceeds the Sun, the Moon,
the l.'ncxpanded Muds, tho Stars, tlle
dowels ; whose Feet are as Flagrant to the
,\oses of Other Kings as llowers to Bees;
the most .N'oblo Patron, tho God by Custom."
A four lined silver fork bearing tho
name of the old steamboat S.B. Bayard,
which went out, of service twenty years
ago, was found in the stomach of a forty-
pound catfish hauled out of the Missouri nl
Louisiana, j\1o., a few days ago. Where
the foi k has been for twenty years,and how
long it lias been serving ns ballast in tho
catfish, are mailers which have been submitted to the river folk for discussion.
It is not for the tickling of lhe palate but
for drunkenness that the overage western
Indian seeks firewater, and the worst drink
that would produce a wilder jag he would
raiber have than the finest Bourbon, About
Tekoa, Wash., lhe sale of whiskey to Indiana being forbidden, tho red men buy and
eagerly drink lemon extract mid similar
preparations, which, being largely composed
of alcohol, have a muoh more vivid effect
than whisky. ;\ remarkable friendship exists  between
Several protninonl sportsmen of Brazoria a bantam rooster and a cat in Washington
and Matagorda counties, Tokos,'UN about Co., I'enn. A favorite trick of the I.e.:.: un
to organize au association for the protection is tn get. on puaay'a back and crow. Tne
of alligators- an odd sort ol game protection I cat appears not to miud it,
Taylor for help yesterday was a
who tells a story that reads liko
He slates thai he arrived in San Francisco
un imigrant a few years ago. By hard work
and harder saving lie succeeded in getting
together enough money to buy a liltle home.
Before he had a chance, to invest his money
he had liis arm crushed and was sent lo llie
hospital. While laid up there, a worthloaa
broihei ot his wife applied to her for moucy,
She refused Iiim, One night he broke into
the house, secured the money (they had uo
confidence in bunks) and fired lho house.
The inothor and two ohildren wero burned
to death. When the father loft lho hospital, ii cripple, he found wife, children and
money goi.e, He determined to return to
Germany, The San Francisco authorities
gave him a pass to N'ow York. There the
German Consul told him lie could do nothing
for him as he had been over two years iu the
The German Consul sent him to Toronto,
where he said he had a sister living. When
he arrived here Wednesday Ilo found hia
sister had been dead twelvemonths, Mr.
Taylor will send lli 111 to Buffalo, where the
American authorities can deal with him, as
he has never been a resident of Canada.
away their women and cattle, This" the
Chartered Company has resisted, and there
has been one slight affray iu which the
Matabelese were driven oil with the loss of
some thirty warriors,
TKs.in ox Britain's roits,
Had the Matabelese contented them
selves with attacking the Chartered Company alone iis police technically would
huvo been left to themselves to light i; out
with the .Matabele chief. Hut fortunately
for the Chartered Company tho Matabelese
have now attacked the police o! Bechuana ���
land and therefore the Imperial Government's English troops may, and probably
will, I e called in to an, port the Bechuana-
land police. In'.hat event Great Britain,
aud not he Chartered Company, will have
to foot the bill, There is only a small
gail'iaon force of British soldiers in Cape
Colony, and unless the Bcchuanalantl and
the Chartered Company's police together
can whip Lobenguela there must be a draft
from the home army.
Oost of British Defences.
Tiie British Empire spends as a rule upon
defence irom 5250,00 1,000 to $280,000,000 a
year, of whioh tiie yearly expenditure of
India, with the indirect expenditure for the
sake of India on mobile land forces at home,
forms tho largest item. Aimost lhe whole
of this vast sum is expended out of British
loans or taxes under the control of the
Parliament of the United Kingdom, and
out of Indian taxes under the indirect control ol ihe House of Commons through the
Secretary cf the State, who is a member of
the Government of the day. The expenditure, although vaat, although open to the
reproach that it does not do more than
maintain a Heel slightly superior to that of
France and an army of very small DUmbers
���is a lleabite as compared (in ila ill eject
upon'lie wealth of lhe nation) with lho
military expenditure of Italy, or, ill a less
degree, with that of other continental powers. The evidences of '.lie ovcrprcsure of
taxation in India Itself, many as they nie,
are alight iu comparison with those which
are present iu the case of Italy) and il may
bo assumed, therefore, that, while (he tax-
piyers of the Unitod Kingdom and of India
may mak. iheir voices heard in insisting
upon hotter value for thoir money, the
expenditure will not itaelf be brought to an
end by baukiiipt.y.
Kn:w From Experience.
Wife: "Oh (ieorge, the water pipe ia
leaking, and the water i- Bp lillug ine carpet.   Go and get a plumber, muck."
Husband: "That's all right, my dear,
lot il go; it's cheaper to gel a new carpet,"
Meanness leads to villainy wiih fatal attraction,
A man who :an not command his temper
should not think ef being a man of business.
Kerosene oi) ia rapidly growing infavorai
a cheap llluminant :n I 'liin.i. Theci I ; ���
tion, whicli waa 3,'.'50,OO0 gallons in 1--:,
had risen to (0,343,000 in  1801,   01 I ii'
amount MJ per cent, was imported .',...':,
America and 2) per cent. In 111 .'. I ..����� (Die ftootenay Star
SATURDAY, NOV. 1. 1893.
It would be advisable for the Qovernment A Rent not lu spend nny more
of tlmt !?2.r)0 on tbe road north or the
traok until Mr. Marpole has given
bis decision regarding the Douglas
Street crossing. And even if tlmt
decision should be adverse nnd the
crossing not allowed, it would be
contrary to the wishes of tbe Uovem-
ment and tbo citizens who applied for
the money to nse it for any other purpose than tbe "opening np of Douglas Street."
Grocer, Tea Dealer and
Provision Merchant,
The general opinion of those present at the lleveletoko meeting which
hue since become famous seems to be
that the Premier meant the yearly
snm, and not tbe $600,000, could bo
charged to the Victoria district. Of
course, we oonld not publish the
whole of Mr. Davie's, speech, Our
space is too limited for tbnt. This
paper is strictly independent, nnd it
would not be in iiccordnuco with our
views of fair play to allow tbe impression Hint our report wns a FULL
one to remain uncontradicted. What
we wish to emphasize is that it was
Stoves I
Stoves I!
Tinware and Hardware bv the carload,
Tire citizens of Iievelstoke contributed money to open np a streel leading direct to the cemetery, as tbo
present route is circuitous aud dangerous, passing nnder tbe bridge by
a steep and narrow defile on the edge
of tbe river bank. Bnt permission to
cross tbe C.l'.R. track has been refused tbe citizens of Ilovelstoke. It
appears tbat Mr. Marpole bas reconsidered tbis refusal, as he bas intimated that bo will be here on Mouday
to inspect tbe street and tbe proposed
crossing. The citizens' committee
should be on band to bear what Mr.
Jlarpole has to say and to point out
the necessity for sucb crossing.
.'.Astonishingly Cheap.'.
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RAiTCfiS.-Pnlace, Gem, Meal, Jubilee.
COOK-STOVES.- Alberta, Jubilee, Clarence, Florence.
PAIiLOB STOVES.-Franklin, Eveuiug' Star, Keystone,
BOX STOVES.���Vulcan, Fulton, &c.
Dry Goods, Clothing,
A ceiitain carpiug critic, who may
bave sense enough to sell a spool of
cotton or a yard of tape, but not
quite enough to run a newspaper, bus
again returned to his old pastime
(like a dog to bis vomit) of traducing
tbe editor uud bis mauner of conducting tbis paper. Tbe empty railiugs of
a tbiug like tbat iB of very liltle concern, but to show those wbo listened
to bim that tbe Staii is thought well
of iu other places we give tlio following extract trom tbe .News-Advertiser,
oue of tbe most sensible uud ubly-
edited papers iu tbe province: "Some
persons having lately complained
openly of tbe modest size of the
Kooteuay Star, Revelstoke's well-
writteu and edited weekly p,iper, the
editor retorts in A brief article very
much to the point," etc. We value
tbe good opinion of such a paper as
the News-Advertiser very much above
tbat of a cud.
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
C. B. Hume & Company,
Revelstoke Station.
It is impossible to rim n newspaper
without stepping on somebody's toes
now and then. Wa feel like tramp-
liug on some favorite corns- just now
For instance, uoticee of Government
contracts,   applications  for mining
Is situated at the head of the North-East Arm of Upper
Arrow Lake. It is the easiest poiut from which to enter the
remarkably rich mines of the Lardean and Fish Creek Districts. It will have the advantage of both rail and steam,
hoat lines. The C.P.R. will begin the building of a 11 ho from
Revelstoke to the N.E. Arm of Arrow Luke as soon hn the
weather will permit. LARDEAU is at the head of navigation on this Arm, and will he the terminus of steamers and
that ol the Lardeau & Kootenay Railway. There is no
question that the Rich Mining Districts which are tributary
to LARDEAU will attract thousands of Prospectors and
Capitalists during the present season, and that a large town
will grow up at thut point. The history of Kaslo will be
repeated at LARDEAU this year,anil investors in Kootenay
property should study the situation. Kaslo, in many instances, has already repaid from 500 to 1,000 per cent, to
The wisdom of an investment in LARDEAU is
without qn'-stion.
Revelstoke, New Denver
and Nakusp.
leases uud Crown grants, Sheriff's  signed.
Fur further particulars, prices and terms, apply to any of the nnder-
sales, etc , that should !�� advertised
iu tlie distriot paper, are, m this nig-
gardlv division of West Kootenay,
^bought to be sufficiently advertised
bv being nailed up to the Courtlionse
door! How would Unit sort ut thing
go in llie Nelson division ? I "uly inst
week n Sheriff's sale was held ai the
station. There irere no buyers there,
simply because no one knew ot it.
The uotiee had tveeu nailed up ontw lithe Courthonsel ll wus most rui'iiir
to the creditors of the estate, to sa)
nothing of the unfairness to the
I'misenible little rag,' which, by tbe
by, happens to lie the ,.-��l. uewspap..-
published in the northern half of Che
great, anil glorious West Kootenay, I ,ulrintl> E
iiud ought, therefore, to be able to
pick up a livitiL'! Now to turn to
some others of onr friends. They
menu well, no doubt. They err only
(hroiigh want of thought, Tbey do
pot think of asking themselves how
(lie editor's income is obtained. They
M-inl bim notices of their entertain
ments, aod socials, and lectures, am
ROBERT IRVING- Trustee, Broad Street, Victoria.
HENRY CJBOFT, Colonist Building, ftovernment Street, Victoria.
DOUGLAS A CO., 139 Cordova Street, Vancouver.
GREEN, RICHARDSON & CO., 5T Jamesou Building, Spokane.
DAYIT> F. DOUGLAS, Resident Agent, Lardeau.
Scletrtitto American
Agency tot
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Rates 16 to ill) lower than any other KviryiMtmi, tnkea out by tin in bnragitljofpre
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Specially fitted Colonist Cam, in
charge of a Porter, for tin- aooommo-
f (Itttfifw Snwtom
Giaat Powder kept in stock at New Denver and
len parties, and oak him to give them dation of Passengers holding second
a good long article in the news cul class tiokets,   Passengers booked to
nron (free, of course) and erpect him and  from all Enropean  points  al
|o give a lengthy report of the affair Lowes! Rates.
I.BTWt <'l-p-ila.tlr.il nf nny iirlini.lfle p��-i<T In tha
world. tMituU'lKUy liiimiratul. Nd Inii-illi'ont
man ��hinii>l be vritlmui t��. Wwi Ir, *";i,0(l> a
year; M-'iUhj.- raontbi A'lrtrr-n MUNN ,t Co.,
H'��U.>f'"<.*>ii1'l Jiro��iliray,Muw Yuri:City.
in the nest issue, And if the report j
���peundeused iuto a Biuall paragraph
some ol oor (neuds kick. Bnt what
caps the climax in bhe laot tlmt, not j
content with having their notices and
report.- inserted tree, our friends Bend j
ironnd two or three handsome yonng
jodiea who will not, leave without |
Milling the editor a ticket! (who could
resist, tbem t) it often being bis last
half dollar, too. Borne or onr friends
have had the letting ol contracts for
eliiinii mid other bnildings recently,
.,!;���: hov huve tbey advertised it? Ily
wiling the advt, on a bn^sheet of
notepapor and tacking it on ���<> tho
telegraph ������ohI-h! if any of our eon
teiupoiiiiii'!. huvo to lunik againa! sucb
rigid econom) t s lhat <vo would like
to hour Irom thero. We know these
thiii-.s aro 'loue through want of
thought, and we hope that onr friends
will bo n little more coiiHideriite in
tb< future
fjow  Freight Rates.   Quirk des-
patch.  Merchants will save money   GEHEftA�� BLACKSMITH
by having their  freight routed  via
heC. P. It.
i'Nill and reliable information given
by applying to
A��Rt, Gen'l Freight Ag'^Vnconver
or to I. T. BREWBTEB,
Ag't C. P. R- Depot, Revelstoke.
Cleaned, Repaired, Altered
and put in good shape
Kootenay Luke
LU MB li P.,
F'mr'li Oli'l ilrenaeil. SblujllfK, Ii'llllS,
Moal.li :  . rtaabi i   Do i��,
(ila- . ke., ulivina
in stock
Copucil.V Mr.OOOit. P<i' diem.
���a ���
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B   Sa
Hns a large Stock of Household Furniture Coffins, Caaketa,
Shrouds, ite.
B.Q, All skillful hands in other dny-.
The poets, priests unci premiers (-real,
���Eniploye:l thotr craft In di vera waya
To build fur her usoau of state,
Ivory whito
And all the world doclnrou'twas good -
A throne was m iet for womanhood,
But queens have left their tln-oues ere noiv���
Have dotfi'd i heir crown- and said or proved
Thai royalty Itself might bow,
And through tho populace have moved
To servo and pray
And go thotr way;
And none have hindered though thoy could���
Is this the cusc with womanhood ?
II seemed where'er I ohoso to roam
I saw to-day in every placo���
The busy mart and i|iiiet homo���
A being dowered with regal grace,
At wort; with men,
Brain, hand and pen:
And this, somohow, I understood
Was throne-despising womanhood.
nn the bowl.    Stir it well, pour over the
apples and hake.
Creamed Turnips.���Peel, lay in cold
water for halt au hour ami cook lender and
fast in hot salted water, drain, pressing
well, put into a clean tiu or procelain saucepan and heat smooth oyer the tire with a j change in his conduct since his return to
wooden spoon (never an iron one), _ mixing I Egypt has convinced everyone that the impression was deeper even than had been ini-
winnow. Thi: milord not only did nol make
Hade Iiim More Favorable ���<> Britain - j any remark, hut he did not even seem dis
He Will Vlali London Uext Year, turbed.   All he did was to wail a minute,
The Khedive has learned hi' lesson and ! an,i tllen '" bend over the lady,, seize the
has proiited by it.   His visit to Turkey was! S]'H.ten'!'.:''' whicl,' wa? ly'**'* in her lap,
have made   a deep   impression
mind,   but   the  extraordinary
! known  to
upon   his
Women and Happiness-
This gloomy idea that womanhood is
synonymous with sorrow needs to have the
sunlight of common sense thrown on it, and,
like other bogies, it will then disappear,
There was a time when a woman imagined
physical ills her birthright and (poor soul)
found her consolation in making an idol of
them, regarding herself is a highly strung
peculiarly alllicted being whom man, great,
coarse, rugged man, could never hope to
truly comprehend. This was had for both
her ami the man, Now she has learned
that a woman who "starts. fair" at the
beginning (that is, without inherited ill-
health) and take., care of herself ever afterward, can expe it, nay, is expected by others,
to enjoy physical well-being.
The same rule holds good with a woman's
imagined birthright of sorrow. She undoubtedly must share in the common doom
of humanity and sutler her measure of
heartache aud disappointment us does
man, and, perhaps, hy reason of her more
sensitive moral and mental fibre she may
suffer more, but that is the very reason
why she should not make the same sensitiveness a whip with which to scourge
herself. Trials will come, as incidentals of
existence, quick and fast enough to suit the
most sentimental sorrow-worshipper, hut
she who goes half way to meet them should
remember the dying words of an old philosopher, "My son, 1 have had a great deal
of trouble in the course of my life, and
most of it never happened."
Most women are trained for pauperism,
and accept pauperism as their heaven-ordained condition. Unmarried, they depend
upon father or brother; married, upon a
husband. Marriage to mo3t ot them revolves itself intoa "condition of being supported." It is true that the vast majority
of them far more than earn their living in
marriage. They carry on simultaneously
the trades and professions of cook, chambermaid, waitress, housemaid, laundress, seamstress, scullion, child's nurse, and general
buyer and manager of the family, while
tilling lhe higher role of wife and mother,
for in the vast majority of families in Christendom the wife is the only servant, liut
for all this no one thinks of a married woman as self-supporting.' The law, literature,
and custom invariably refer to the husband
is his wife's "supporter,1' and a.s " the supporter of his family." Unlil quite recently
no married woman was allowed to possess
any property, even now she uses it under
limitations, as if she were a child in tutelage.
in as you go on, a good spoonful of butter
and three spoonfuls of milk or cream;
seasou with pepper and salt. The lumps
should be rubbed out and the turnips be a
smooth puree.
Salad Makin**-
In this article I propose to give the essential points in making salads rather than
a list of recipes.
The firs- requirement of a really good
salad is freshness and coolness, while tlie
second is daintiness; a salad which has become warm, or one that is mussy and overloaded with garnishing can never he a success.
Salads are not as troublesome to make a-
ined. For some reason llie Sultan treated Abbas during his stay in Constantinople
as if he were anything but a welcome guest, I
and he would not, it is said, allow him to
make any complaint! against Uritish rule j
in Egypt. Probably Abbas discovered that
the situation of the Sultan, who is bullied
by three or four ambassadors, is a great
deal worse than his own.   To be under the
which knows exactly what it wants
1 and lling it out of the window.
Of this act the lady, to the complete astonishment of the French spectator, took
uo notice whatever. At the next station
both the lady and the milord got out, but
without exchanging a word in regard to the
eigar-and-dog incident, while the Frenchman turned over in his head an etude ou
the subject of "Les Anglais taciturnes."
to  do
i in Egypt, must, by the light thrown  upon
I it by the position  of  th;  Mohammedan
stop-gap ruler on the  Boaphorus,   who  is
I more or less at the mercy of  half a  dozen
: contending interests, have seemed, after all,
many housekeepers seem to think, and they I10t so undesirable to the Khedive as it did
are wonderfully economical affairs, for m  when h(. geL (m, 0]| -)ig Vlsit t0 Constantino-
their making all hits of fish, fowl, meat or | plefu|- of Ule ili(n 0f returning with a prom
ise from the Sultan of   assistance to free
him from the leading strings of Lord Baring.
' The Sulian is at present receiving six mil-
[ lion dollars a year  from  Egypt,  and  uo
doubt the young man thought that as his
oountry hid no oilier return
vegetables may he used.
The French are noted as salad maker
hut in reality their success lies more in their
wonderful knack of seasoning than in any.
thing else. A French co-ik will have every
variety of sweet herb in stock ready lor use,
and he will use several varieties in one salad, but he never nukes any one flavor
strong enough to be pronounced; ho goes on
the principle that a little is goo 1 but, too ,
much ,s worse than none at all. V'""KV**1* l'AVS ���AT ,I(OTY'
When making a salad have the material I j1 is, ,:eiU1*  . British subsidy and one that
and dishes as cold as possible and   keep | ^ Ills part he won .1 be the last o disturb,
them so until ready lo serve.    Dip lettuce, ! ' 'f y��un8 "I11"' wheD ,he SaW, ',18 ��,''*",
parsley and anything of that kind in the Ifather I.8ma'1.' "ow a P""���� ��t Coustautl-
Damascus lo Witness a Btrolalioa *o��
I'linl Train.   Are to Itun There.
A network of railways will soon b, extended through Palestine, from Egypt to
Dam ious, the trains passing en route the
tomb of Rachel and the tower of R:i iileh,
flying through Joppa and along the :oast
to .Jerusalem, where there is a n'at little
station, Joppa you will remember as an
ancient seaport o; l'a!estine,and was at one
time the harbor ot Judea, when itwas
fortifield hy Simon. .Josephus speaks of it
as Ihe haunt of pirates, and on this account
it was destroyed in the dewish war. It
would now be nn insignificant place were it
not fur its commanding sea front, which
gives it advantage over any seapart east
of Alexandria.
In the immediate vicinity stands the
pride of Joppa���the new railroad  depot
which was formally opened with imposing
ceremonies by theGovernmentof Jerusalem,
Ibrahim Ifakki  Pasha.    & grand banquet
followed the opening, aul  the Sultan's
epei ial envoy, who had been sent in advance
to sec that the terms  of concession  were
strictly observed, was a leading guist. The
engineers of the new road who made tho
surveys and directed the builJingopcrations
kept Iiim"aw:ay from Canada" save for oo- ar8 "early all Europeans,  Not in many
oasional visits, ever since,   While in Eng   8(,,"-'���tlous has Joppa seen such a gala day
land he was engaged bv the Churoh Mission-1 asjhat upon which the new railroad v.,,
ary Society  to superintend  the construo-
gome of lhe Interesting Experiences  of
Capt, Frank Brown of I'okolianui
Capt. Frank Brown of Oakville, master
of one of a line of fine steamers running betweeu Japan aud China, was in Toronto
last week, llis six months leave of absence
is drawing to a close, and he will shortly lie
leaving for Vancouver, whence he sails on
the Empress of India for Japan, Twenty
years ago Capt. Brown was well known on
the Canadian lakes, but about that time
took a trip to England, which resulted in
his engaging in  undertakings   that  have
officially opened for passenger traffic.   It
>r that money I tio'n on the"Clyde of a steamer which it was I Wiis'"' ire8tin8 t0 ��bsePTe llow the v"i'ms
he might at least ask his suzerain  lord to : tlie pUt.pose 0f t',at organization to place at
the disposal of the lale Bishop Crow ther
to enable him io belter prosecute his mission work among his fellow-Africans. Wlien
the steamer was constructed Capt. Brown
was entrusted with the task of
I protect  him  from  any  other  vassalage.
! The Sultan, however, doubtless feels  that
coldest water to be had, to freshen them,
but be sure to siiake every drop of water
off, or it will spoil thc dressing.
In cold weather, or if one has a refrigerator, a cooked dressing will keep nearly
if not quite a week, and with this on hand
fivo minutes' time will give a dainty looking and nourishing dish out of what would
otherwise he thrown away, for if there is
ever so little of two or three kinds, when
I nople, doubtless got from him, too, some
i very sage advice about whether Eng-
I land or turkey was the preferable master.
j Since his return he has taken the trouble to
I make public his change of heart in regard
j to the British regime, which he now sup-
I ports with all his authority. The natives
j of Cairo had been extraordinarily insolent
j to Europeans on the streets of that city,
and assaults had become quite frequent.
I The native tribunals refused to convict the
nationalties regarded the enterprise,   The.
Turkish ofllniais, acouslomed  to  Western
I ideas,regarded i* as a source of prospective
The townsmen, Syrians, Moslems, and
others, went in mobs to thc depot to inspect the pulling engine and its tender, aud
remarked iu amazement and superstition
how it could move of iis own accord, drawer j ing the heavy cars behind it.
be  awav. with a shrill shriek   n
picking up the celebrated African at Sierra
Leone, and then proceeding up the Niger j ing the heavy cars behind it, As it moved
lliver until the country which was to be away, with a shrill shriek ofthe whistle,
the scene of Crowther's labor was reached. | the women and childre a put their hands over
Capt. Brown has a curious story to tell of j tlieir ears ami screamed, while lhe Arabs
this  trip.    As   thev   proceeded  up  tho ! scampered
nicely put together no oue but the maker     ...
would ever know it was made of " scraps." i crln*lnals- who
Have a bed of sweet herbs in the garden \ ���*SCA''E" A**L "nraHMm.
for summer use; dry some for winter season-1 These demonstiations against Europeans
ing, and if there is room to spare at some ; were accompanied by a revival of the na-
window, have a box of parsley, borage and j tionalist movement, which under, Arabi
such things growing to use as garnishing in Bey very nearly ended the rulership of the
the winter. They are as ornamental as Khedive's father. Probably this appeared
many so-called " house plants " and are uso-. ominous in the eyes of the freshly e'nlight-1 '^ln8
ful as well. ' jened   Khedive,  and   he   instructed   his
1 have tried many lecipcs for dressings'governors and sheiks to end the agitation,
and  have settled down io the use of the since whicli ihere has been a very obvious
subsidence of effervescence. Now it is
announced thatthe Khedive will visit London next year. It is growing more and
more improbable that England will ever
he able to withdraw from Egypt. Every
year shows an immense stride in material
progress so undoubtedly the outcome of
English rule that
p. As they proceeded up
river tlie parly found it necessary to propi
tiate the chiefs of the various tribes lay whose
territory they passed. They were greeted
on one occasion by a tierce-looking chief,
the head of a powerful tribe, who marched
under the shelter of a huge umbrella sup
ipered away badly frightened.
From Joppa to Jerusalem the distance is
about thirty-six miles hy cars, and the trip
requires about three and one-half hours.
Through a beautiful open country the road
enters the famous plain of Sharon Iu the
distance the little village of Beth-Dagons is
ported ahove him by a dozen or so of his j barely visible, and is iiot of sufficient im-
subjects. The missionary asked Capt. | portance to warrant a depot. The plain
Brown to be sure and find something as a surrounding Bamleh is still infested hy
gift for thu chief that woald please him. j robbers, but the advent of the railroad will
The captain thought for a moment, aud j tend to lessen these desperadoes. The next
then determined to make the chief a present | station of interest is at i,ydda, now called
of a fine uniformed waistcoat, with scarlet j Ludd, where the Apostle Feter and friends
and big brass buttons. The chief | once lived. It is reached through d-nse
was without a waistcoat; in fact his dress
orange groves.   The ruins of the old church
consisted oniy of a cloth around his loius. I erected m honor of St. George are plainly
feaetab'-ea and Desserts-
Most housekeepers value a good rule for
a lemon pie. 1'ut a cup of white Biigar
into a cup of cold water ond bring to a
boil; thpn stir iua heaping tablespoonful
of corn starch mixed in a little cold water
and the beaten yolks of two eggs ; beat
well, Boil about four minutes and lake
from the tire and add the grated rind and
juice of one large or two small lemons.
Bake a crust scoring the holtom to prevent
rising, then till it with the lemon mixture.
Beat the whites of the eggs to a stilf froth
with two heaping tahlesp'ioiifulsof powdered sugar, spread it over the top and brown
slightly in the oven.
Cold Slaw.���Shave very tine half a small
soiid head of cabbage ; melt in a pan a
teaspoonful of butter nil stir into il. a
heaping teaspoonful of hour, When perfectly smooth, add a half pint of milk with
an egg beaten in it; stir over the fire until
very thick and it begins to boil then stir
it into tlie cabbage. When the
cabbage is thoroughly incorporated
with the sauce add a little salt and a
halt cup of vinegar ; stir well until mi.xid
and put into the dish in which the slaw is
to be served, dust a little pepper over the
top and set away as it should be made a
haif hour at least before it is to he eaten.
Baked Apples.���Apples lacking in flavor
and juiciness may he improved hy po iring
over them a dressing before baking. For n
small pan of apples, pared an J cored, two
thirds of a pint of boiling water, a tablespoonful of (lour mixed smooth m a little
cold water stirred into this, ami a small
three which follow, because they are good,
easily made and inexpensive,   The cooked
dressing  calls for sour cream, but  sweet
cream will do as well, and if not very rich,
a trifle more butter may he used.
Cooked Dressing.���One cup sour cream,
two teaspoonfuls of sugar,  one  and a half
teaspoonfuls of dry mustard,   One-half clip
of vinegar, two eggs, one-half cup butter, I
one  teaspoonful  ol  salt  and  a  dash of its British soil'ce,   The longer the ououpa-
cayenne pepper. Mix all ingredients, except  tion the greater and more promising become
the prospects of Egypt under a continuance
of Britis i rule and the greater the reluct-1
ance to allow Egypt
certainly will do if left to her own manage
menl. Even the French bond-holders are
almost unanimously opposed to the British
withdrawal, because it would certainly
bring down the value of their Egyptian se-
curties.. Evacuation seems further oil* than
. ever now that the Frenoh iutriguss and the
a little vinegar and a little oil alternately  Khedive's hopes havo failed,
until a half pint of oil and two tablespoon- ^ .
discernible, as are also the artistic heights
of Ajalon and the distant Judean Mountains. A short distance beyond a group of
Bedouin horsemen stand awaiting the arrival of the tfaitl, but their statuesque |
butter anil pepper, in an earthen bowl;
place in a disli of boiling water aud siir
until thick, but not until it curdles. Add
the butter when taken from the lire, and
thc pepper when cold.
Mayonai.se Dressing.���Beit the yolks of
two eggs uutil light: add two teaspoonfuls
of salt and oue of white pepper and beat
again ; stir in a tanlespnonful'of oil (using a
silver fork); then another spoonful of oil;
Spider Showers
Spider showers  are worthy  of mentioi
The waistcoat was turned over to the chief,
and decided to put it on there and then.
The article of attire was new to him, however, and he was not properly instructed \ is interrupted by an ear-splitting whistle,
in its uses. Before Dr. Crowther and Capt. which so terrorizes them that they put out
Brown realized what he was .loing.the chief! in all directions, the riders clinging with
had tin list his legs through thearmholes of difficulty to their saddles. We pass solitary
the waistcoat and was buttoning il around ��� ruins; villages and hamlets miserable in ap-
himself. The sailor and the missionary pearanae, like most of the places in Pales-
looked gravely on,and the chief felt pleased i tine ; past Samson's old fighting ground and
and proud at his fine appearance. battle-fields, now nearly forgotten; then
After Capt. Browu had finished liis mis- ' the hiiis of judea loom up ahead, and then
,    , | =ion with the Crowther steamer he was em-' the engine Btops at the gate of Jerusalem.
i""1"!1 back, us .io pi0ye(i by tlje Royal (leographical Society j The trains run from Joppa to Jerusalem
io explore the Niger River. A year or two ' twice a day, and in uo place in ihe world
later, or rif jeeii years ago, he became an can there be more of history crowded iuto
ollicer of the Japan Steamship Couipany, i three hours of travel,
and has remained in their service ever] There is now a great railway system ia
since. The captain has a great store of in- | the course ol construction which will girdls
teresting information aud experience about the Holy Land from one end to the other,
the empire of the Mikado. He thinks A French company bas seoured a concession
much might be done in the way of opening for a line from Beyrout to Damascus, and
up a larger trade between Canada ami has already commenced work on a narrow
Japan, but admits that freight rates stand gauge road. An Knglish syndicate is now
somewhat in the way, England's great building a railway from Haifa to Damascus,
trallic with the east enabling her steamers whicli will be about 140 miles long, starting
The spiders are gossamers, ami ah those j to m.ju��� fl,eig|lt ilt a very iow"rate tn Japan. ��� from Haifa, finding its wav ulong'the north
who have read White s "Natural History , Capt ���{.������.��� js ��� naie ,m] ||e(U,ty Sllj|01. j,,,.,, ^ 0i t-,e ra���ge*0f Ca'rmel to the plane
of Selborne ' will cull to nund his desorip- j 0- per|lapa 50 years of age, and hopes to ol Esbai Ion, through the valley east of Na**-
tion of the showers he observed. One 0! ��� omi ��������� b;n,io0 ������ li|(! e.M\n lho 0(m|.3(J ������ iU.elll having Mount Tabor, it will cross
I these, he tolls us,  continued for_ nearly a | a fow vearS| when -,��� lo()k8 fonvar,l t0
i spending the rest of his'days in Canada.
fills of vjneg ir have been med.
Stir thoroughly and always in one direction.
French Dressing.���To three tablespoonfuls of oil add a salt-spoonful of salt and
half as much white pepper, and beat
thoroughly, then add a I iblespoonful of
vinegar and heat until foamy.
This dressing is meant more especially | w]10l(', day, and the gossamers descended
for such salads as lettuce, celery and dan-1 from a surprising height, for when one
oebens. | gentleman  ascended a bilinear at hand,
II llie herb garden affords a tarragon bush, some 300 feet high.he found that the spiders
pick some sprigs aud pat in'o a Dottle of | were dropping Irom a region in the atmoa-
vinegar and keep it for -alads, as that is
the " tarragon vinegar" so often called for,  ni., aue
and for which you pay a fancy price if]   -Qt, Martin Lister named this aerial spider i'!,ro*u-aJ. ,
bought prepared. ���tl,e -,-������������ fr,���n the faoility with which ii' fe potentiality of wealth to increase.   M
Jr.nnet quotes the elaborate calculation of
an ingenious author to show that lout., accumulating at ."> per cent, compound interest
for seven centuries, would he sullicient to
buy the whole surface of the globe, both land
and v/ater,at the rate of ],011(1,01)01. (��40,000)
the hectare. The acinal growth of riches
has not hitherto assumed such inconvenient
The Wealth of the World-
Few people even among professed politi-
,     ��� ; ,      ,        ,( orans, have much idea of the wealth of ihe
phcre tnat was all 1   beyond tlie  reach ol ,     ...   ,   ,       ,,
i,,'l ,���.A world,or ot the manner 1 a which that wealth
Still fewer have any notion of
genuine " hrench ' dressing always ' can traverse the air.and upon one occasion,
calls for three tunes as much oil as vinegar I When he observed a shower of them at
md    wice as   much salt as pepper, re-j Vork, he ascended to the top of the mine-
inemberhig ihis point, one needs no recipe.
For those who do uot like the taste of tlie
oil, more vinegar and less oil may bc used,
Ther Were nideii m onr Alplinbel aFew
Hundred Voars .ino,
(t is a fact not so well known but that it
may be said to be curious lhat the letters j
and w are modern additions to our alphabet,
The use of the j may be said to have become
say between 1649 and 1658. From 1030 to
and I have
.  prior  to
ter aud found that even at that altitude he
was still below their level���lhal lhey were
descending from some region above thai,
Darwin, another observer of spider showers, describes one which he saw in 1832,
when on board the Beagl
the lliver Jordan ou a trestle and then the
point known as Majemeh, where the little
Jordan joins the greater river, At this point
the road will border on the soutlum shore
1 if Qalilea, and almost without a curve along
the famous wheat rei'ion, biblically known
as the plains of Bashan; thence to the southern gate of Damascus. Tnis road will undoubtedly prove of ihe greatest iuteresc to
Syria 111 on agricultural and commercial
way, finding a means for placing upon tho
Eastern market the rich products in which
that section abounds.
Sisus of Prosperity-
" Vou will pardon me, sir," said Hungry
Walker to the man with the dress suit and
proportions. j t|]C W|,'M waistcoat.
JJ. Jannet cites  various  authorities to      "i,��� away! J don't want to buy any court
at the mouth ot | a|,ow t|,at t|le wea]t|, ������ the United King-'
lump of butter, sugar and any flavoring that
is perferred.   Pour this mixture over the I "'-"' 't8 use '8 exceedingly rar
apples and lake until thoy aro done.
Apple and Rice.���Peel and core apples,
being careful not to break them, put them
in a deep baking dish and pour over them a
syrup made of a pound of sugar to a pint of
water boiled till thick ; put a small piece
of lemon peel inside the apples and bake
slowly until done, but uot broken. Take
out tho lemon peel and put any kind of
jelly or jam inside tlio apples, anil between
them put little heaps of well-oooked rice.
Serve either cold or hot.
Indian Custard Pudding,���Take seven
heaping tablespoonfuls of Indian meal, half
a teaspoonful of salt, twolablcspooii/uls of
ginger or cinnamon. Pour over these a
quart of boiling milk, mix well and pour
into a buttered pudding dish, Just befoi
putting into the oven, stir in a cup of cold
water which will produce a similar eliect ai
eggs ; hake one hour in a quick oven.
Apple Shortcake.���Mix together one
quart oi sifted Hour, threo teaspoonfuls of
baking powder, a half teaspoonful of sail,
a scant half oup of butter, and sweet milk
enough to make a stiff batter. Bake in a
long tin, or in Washington pie tins. Split
open as soon as baked with a thin-blade 1
hot knife, spread with butter and cover
wiih well-seasoned apple sauce, crenni and
nulmog. Plaoe the other half of the cake
on this with tho crust side down, butler
tho lop, add the apple sauco and cream, and
servo hot.
Bird's Nost Pudding,���Set seven or eight
pared and cored applos iu a dish just large
the La Plata River,  wlien  the vessel was j doiiiexceedsfvlO,()l'0,('l'0,000; that of Fiance, j P "g'j  VOu are rash  and impetuous    A
some sixty miles from land, and he seems ��8,0110,000,0001 tbt of all Europe, ��40,- sqUare Inch of this gelatiniwd silk which I
to have been the first to notice that each 000,000,000 ;  that of  the United States,  ,|ai|,. v���n(* um mAn me ,.cllr |j*��� ��
parachute of gossamer carried a spider, ai,O0O,000,U00.   II we place the wealth of j    ���{,a oul, v������ pink-whiskered fraud I"
Bronaut,for he not only observed them ar-[ the rest of the world at ��20,000,000,000, we I   ��� ���������.   g|r   prav consider,   Vou have
never us yet seen a book pnnte
1652 in which it appeared.   In the century
immediately preceding the seventeenth it
became the fashion to tail the last i when
Roman numerals were used as in  this example : viij for S or xij in place of 12, This
fashion still lingers hut only in physicians'
prescriptions, I believe. Where the* French
use j ii has the power of s as we use It in the'
word "vision."   What nation wus the first!
to use it as a new letter is an interesting but I
perhaps unanswerable query.
In a like manner the printers and language I
makers of the latter part of  the  sixteenth I
century bepau 10 recognize the fact that A traveler's tale of British phlegm is told
there was it sound 111 spoken Knglish which in the following terms: A Frenchman was
was without a representive in the shape of seated in a smoking carriage and had   for
rive on board the ship, but he also saw thom
reproduce a new parachute and on this frail
bark launch forth again " on the bosom of
the palpitating air,"
These gossamer showors are groat mysteries, and once seen, cannot very readily
he forgotten, for the air on theso occasions
becomes literally crowded with the tiny
parachutes mentioned, which aro composed
of a few threads of almost invisible gossamer, with a small hut lively spider attached.
This may be regarded as tho most beautiful thing in strange showers.���[Chambers's
Milord, Miss, and the Dog-
call a
.   .,  sir,   prav
shall arrive al an aggregate of 1'80,000,1'I'D,- j p|t,n(y ��
000. We should have, we may add, to nml-j ' ��jj you don't let me alone, I
tiply this vast sum ,'10,000 times before we ! policeman "
reached the total to which according to M. ,    ,. (ffty) ���ir. vou I10t nn|y |iave an a*mn.
Jannel's ingenious authority, I00f.,iicciimu-  ,iaucu ������ t*,(, w'orlj'B g0���.jS|  |)lU y0U are ,
laiing at li per cent, compound interest for' millionaire "
700 years would grow.
The figures we have given aro so vast that
they convey no appreciable idea to the ordinary reader. It may assist the apprehension if it he addoil thai France, on an
average possesses more than t'JOO.lhe United
"Well, goon."
" Anybody can wear a dress suit,   They
are expensive, it is true, but they last for
; years.   The man who wean a white waist-
coal 111 the evening must have 11 brand new
, dress suit,    Nobody wears a rusty dress
Kingdom more than U'.ill for eaoh member  ,u|l with a whi,e wui.,lL,,at,   y01, have a
of tho population.   Just 200 years ��ro Hlr whjte waJatooat,   therefore   your   dress
VV, letty estimated the entire wealth of ,u|t ,8  nol vualyi all,| M vol," must have
England at only Ii2o0,000,000.   Twocontu-: |)0Ug|lt it only a short time ago, you have
ries, therefore, have increased it fortyfold.  monev,
Bul llii! ohief additions to it have been made,    >'a'man who wears a now dress suit
   "' u"-'lll8t "'ty y"11���,il"'1 J" l"'ll"v,.! 'na' '< must stand In with his tailor, and the man
an alphabetical sign or character, as the first his companion a "milord Anglais." Enter a 1 w? I"'0""1 *ar wrong In saying that the sum   ���.,,��� has  a whj,��� vv.lis,c,;il( mm |,ave a
sound in the word "wet."   Prior to  that I British miss-of course with a plaid and | *I|,S? IS *?�����?,*? �������*�� "��4 '"e ^5Jr���**Ju,or [ noniber one rating with his washerwoman.
time it had always been spelled as "vet," iprotuding teeth and a Skye terrier, Shu |
thev having the long sound of u or of two sat opposite the milord. He politely in-J
u's together. Iu order to convey an idea formed her that, she had hy mistake got into
of the new sound they began to spell such a smoking carriage. She made not the j
words as "wet," "weather," " web," etc., i slightest answer, but sat giimly on.
With two us, an.l as the 11 of that date was | The milord threw away his cigar, much |
a tipical v, the three words in  quotations | lo the astonishment ofthe Frenchman, who.
above look��d like this: "Vvet," "weather,"
"web." After awhile the ijqie founders recognized the fact that lhe double 11 had come
io st iy, so they joined the two u's together
and made ;he character now so well known
as the w. I have one buok in which three
forms of the w are giveu. The first is the
old double v (yv), the next is ono in which
the-last stroke of the Iirst v crosses the first
stoke of the second, and the third is the
common w wo use to-day.
Mr.   Minks 1   "That girl   was  decent
according lo the story, sat watching what [ enough to black the stovos before going, 1
tho United Kingdom amounts to ��200,000,- j
000, or, in other words, is nearly equal to
its entire wealth at the time of the revolution of 1688,���[The Edinburgh Review.
A Stratajom-
Minks:   "That  girl
would happen. When thoy reached tlio
next station the milord said, " Madam can
now change into a non-smoking carriage.
If she docs not 1 shall assume thai she docs
not mind smoke and shall light another
Madam said never a word, but stared in
front of her. The train went on again and
the milord lighted up. When hiscigarwas
well alight and thc train iu motion,the lady
Mrs. Minks: "No, 1 blacked them myself, and it's lucky I did."
"Ves, indeed. Mrs. de Fashion and
Mrs. de Style called right in the midst of
iVand S(l 1 jUH, put a littlo more blacking
on my faco and went to thc door and told
them I wasn't in. They said they would
call again,"
."air, you are al peace with your tailor and
Washerwoman. Vou have been strangely
blessed by fortune, on 1 you can woll afford to spend live cents for this diminutive
"Thank you, friend Croesus.   I'll drink
to your health with the proceeds."
" Didn't you tell iue when I helped you
years ago," said Downoitheheel to Upinthc-
air, " that you'd always remember it, and
that you'd share your last crust with me':"
" 1 certainly did ; and I will when I get
to it."
C'omls are on the
yards in thickness.
average  about 500 KUUI
.-��� LAKE
The above town site is now on the market, and lots are being
rapidly bought up by local parties. It is situated at the north end of
Trout Lake, in the famous
which is going to be one of the RICHEST MINING REGIONS in
America. NUMEROUS RICH CLAIMS have been found close to this
town site, which will make it the DISTRIBUTING POINT for an
IMMENSE TRACT OF COUNTRY. It is the only level land at the
north end of the lake. The owners intend to expend money on streets
and other improvements in the Spring. The trail from Lardeau City,
on Arrow Lake, to Kootenay Lake, runs through the town site. Por
the NEXT THIRTY DAYS corners will be sold at $150 and insides
Por further particulars apply to
at the Head Office, Nelson, B.C., or to
Local Agent,


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