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The Kootenay Star Oct 14, 1893

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No. 18.
Tho "Naknsp Lodge" is the latest
addition to West Kootenay's newspapers. It is small, but breesy, ond
Will certainly bo a great liolp towards building np tlie town on tbe
Arrow Lako, Tlio publisher is R.
T. Lowery, a name familiar in Kaslo.
We hope he may yet make a rich
strike 0,1 his ledge.
Three or four mines on Trout Luko
will be worked right nlong this
winter. The Black Prince, ono of
the Seroy group, will put out ore np
to the end of tho year. Tho Silvor
Cup will do likewise on the completion of a Bliort trail to tho mine;
No. 25 will also employ stiveral men
bringing out ore; so that Tront Lnke
City will not be the least livoly placo
iu Went Kooteuuy this whiter.
Two fights in two hotels nn Thursday night seem to shmv tbnt the old,
woolly days of the "wild ��ent" aro
not completely obliterated. In ono
instance the appearance of tho victim
was so changed by having u portion
of bis ears sampled that even his
most intimate friends bad to cxcluiin
"Is that Mr. Riley?" In the other
affair two of tho contestants were
hustled under the billiard table to
finish the melee a la cats of Kilkenny.
Relief in Six Holir.s.-Distt'esi'iug
kidney and bladder diseases relieved
in six hours bv the New Great South
American Kidney Curo. This new
remedy is a great surprise and delight to physicians on account of its
exceeding promptness in relieving
pain in the bladder, kidneys, back
and every part of the urinary pas-
Sages', in male or female. It relieves
retention|of water and pain in pussing
it almost immediately, If yon want
quick relief and cure this is your
reme'dy,    At Revelstoke Pharmacy.
Trial Trip of the Arrow.
The screw steamer Arrow, bailt at
Revelstoke by Mr. Vanderberg and
partner, made ber trial trip last Sunday. Sbe bad about 21 people on
board. Starting from tbe wharf at
11 a.m., she weut up stream nearly
as far as the bridge, whore she turned
abont and steamed down river some
distance) below the Illecillewaet,
Everything worked smoothly, she
answered her helm liko a thing of
life, and made excellent speed against
tbe current witb an average pressure
of BOlbBi She is 42ft, over all, 9ft.
lin. beam, and draws about 2 feet of
water. She is fitted with a Roberts
Safety Witter Tube boiler, witb a
test pressure of dOfllbs. and a working pressure of 2001bs., but 7Blbs.
was the highest recorded on the
trip, The only fault noticed was
thtii liko injector is a triflo too large.
ThiS tflil M remedied, The engine
Is of uO fa.fJ* and was built by the
John Doty Engine Co, of Toronto,
The propeller ie three blatled aud is
on a level with tho keel. She haB
Beating accommodation for about 50
passengers, aud is provided with
canvas awnings both sides, She left
for Nakusp on Monday, and will
probably be employed on the Arrow
Lake dnring the winter. Tbe
builders are greatly pleased with
tbe boat and announce their intention of running to tbe Lig Bend next
Bnmmer if possible, Tha Government should be asked to open up
the river between Revelstoke *nd
Downie Creek,
������Clea*il!'>es9 is next to godliness."
to be opened tbis week,
Em, Etc.
Revelstoke Pharmacv
New Denver, B.C.
Crown Grunts win be obtained direct
from ttw Government for all lots iu
the town of New Denver,
BOURKE BR03. Prop's-
llest Accommodation  in  the Giij.
Splendid Fishing-, Honting, Hunting
First-t'lii-m atook ol
Wirii-s,  Spirits  nml  (jtff&fili
(fcfltlt Tf-ikr* Oity is tho noMthi pofel
in bim famous Lurdeua Mines.
Billy Warren left town on  Tuesday
for Kamloops, whero ho tvill probably
Mr. T. M. Hamilton, of the Queen's
Hotel, Tront Luko City, was in town
several days tlii-i week.
MiLiji.vERT.��� Tho arrival of all tbe
latest Fashions and Novelties in Millinery is daily expected at H. N. Coursier's.
New Denvor real estate is looking up.
A corner lot was sold last week to a
Vancouver nvm for ?1.100.
T. M. Hamilton, Ed, Maunsell Snd
Goo. Spinks, weut down river yesterday
in a rowboat, They are bound for
Tront Lake City.
Rev, (!. A. Proonnier will preach in lhe
Methodist church to-morrow; morning
at 10.30, evening at 7.30. Sunday-school
in tho church at 2.30.
Ai cording to an advertisement from
the  Provincial Secretary's ollice, Andrew Clurli has beon apnointed  minln
recorder at Trout Lake City,   It shoiil'l
havo been Akdbew Cu.mc.
Johnny Nelson left witb bio team of
horses on Thursday for work on tbo
Revelstoko k Arrow Lako Railway,
hauling ties forP, Genelle, contractor,
between hero and the Green Slido.
Prof. Rae will givo readings and
oharaoter sketches in tbo Methodist
Churoh on Thursday evening, aud will
bo assisted by Messrs. Guy Barber and
J. F, Ahlin, who will coutributo Song's
and organ recitals.
Narrow Escape.��� The man whose feet
wero mn over by a freight train tbe
other day came out all right, and is now
running round smart as a cricket, He
had on a pair of Cordovan Boots purchased at H. N. Coursier's,
Wbile a carload of cattle were being
shipped on the steamer Columbia at tlio
wharf on Monday, one of the animuls
esoaped into tbe timber and has not
sinoe been seen, They were consigned
td Wilson k Perdue, Nelson, and sout
by Hul) Bros,
Tom Home arrived np from the Lardean last Thursday. He has some rich
claims thore, notably on the great Home
ledge, but the low price of silver has
for the ptefleti*. stopped the ueal ho had
iu view with a syiidk'ii'c' 5? niioing Sen
from the other side,
Jnst to hand a Carload of 8T0738,
C. B. Home k Co,
Coth tho Columbia and Lyttou arrived up about noon on Monday. It
was thought the river was too low for
the former to reach bore. As it in iho
water iu the river is still falling, and
navigation may close earlier than lust
year, wheu the bouts ran till January.
Tho Indian encampment on the island
opposite the town is now deserted, The
weathei' was getting too chilly for the
red men, and on Mouday lhey "struck
their tents nnd sileutly stubs away,'' goiug down river iu two or three targe
oanoes, Thoy have lelt several interesting relics behind���old boots, runs, bottles, ko.���iust tbe same as white mon.
Keep Cood,���It isa'l very we't to teep
oool, but wiuter is ahead aud we most
warm np. H. N. Coursier bus a building fnll of stoves which he is dispeosiog
liVe hot cakes.
Hunting parties are in vogue just
now. Two parties went ont ou Monday
after bear, but evidently tho Bruin fain
ily are not "at home" Mondays, One
of the parlies, consisting of five,
brought back a solitary diver, whioh
fell to the gun of Revelstoke's best
shot. Tbe other party returned with
even less.
Rhbdmatism CeiiEU lS a Day,���South
American Rheumatic Cure for lib a bui a-
tism and Neuralgia radically cures iu 1
to 3 days. Its action upon the system is
remarkable and mysterious, It removes
at once the cause and ths disease immediately disappears. The tirst dose greatly
benefits.���76 cents, At the Revelstoko
Georgo Laforme nnd rofe Lovecqua
left on Monday with tho puck train for
Big Bend. Several men will winter
there, and George Hopes io make
another trip before thc snow oomes, It
was last November that ho had to
destroy his horses at tho Bond because
tho snow precluded theii returning to
Kevelstoke, and there was no feud ior
them up there.
Miss, S. Giahain loft for a visit to
relatives in Vietoi ia on Monday uight.
She had been iu charge of Coursier's
millinery and dressmaking establishment for more thuu two years nud is
enjoying a woll tamed holiday, If she
likes Victoria she will probably stay
there. If not, she will go home to
Toronto, Miss linird, of Toronto, is
her successor here,
Itch ou liuniau and horses and all
animals cured in 30 minutes by Wool-
ford's Sanitary Lotion. This never fails.
Sold Bt Revelstoke Pbarmaoy.
A meetiug  was  held at the Oeniral
Hotel on Wednesday evening to discuss
the opeuiug up of Douglas street.   Mr,
Davie, when iu Bevelstoke, had promised the assistance of the Government
iu tbe matter, ami it committee wus ap- \
poiuted to call on the lot owners cr tha** j.
street to see how muoh mciioy could, be ,
raised,   The committee Oauvdsso'd Sho j
towu o% Tbtfrsday and about f260 tvas l
promised.    If  the   Government  will!
contributea liko aij&uut, worli will bei
commenced at once     This wili greatly
improve the towu
Sto lo G, "'���. Bu��e 6 Bo', and boy nil ]
kinds of Sl'OVBS/ I
^ Go to C. B. Hueo k Co, for STOVES
The Lowest Prices and Largest Assortment,
Mr. Carabie, chief engineer, nml Mr.
Kilpatriek, bridge inspector, 0. P. 11.,
| assisted by Mr. F, Fraser, bridge-
keeper, were employed Wednesday in
taking fresb soundings orer the Columbia River in connection witb the.
erection ol the new steel bridge at
Eevelstoke. No difference wns observed iu the bottom since Ihe operations last winter. It i3 hardly probable
tbat work on thu new structure will bo
commenced this fall.
| , Griding ou the Kevelstoke and Arrow
Lake Railway is being pushod witb all
possible '-iiei d in ! traoklaj ng be;-, bee'l
commenoed at tbis end. Tlm roal will
! be completed as fa; us the Green Slide,
13 miles below llevolstoko, where steamboats can reach at. all times. Tho remaining portion has been cleared and
grading will be oarried on as long as tbe
the weather permits, but it is iieoessary
for the winter traffic thut the road should
be running us far as the Green i;!ido
before the suow comes.
The Lyttou is busy carrying* railway
iron to Naknsp, a number of men being
ouiployed at tho wharf, where great
quantities of rails--about ��0 carloads
altogether���ate being shipped. When
the supplies for tbe Nakusp aud Slooan
Railroad are all taken down the Lytton
will mn from Revelstoke to Naknsp,
where alio will transfer cargoes aud
passengers with the steamer Columbia,
returning again to Revelstoke, while tbe
Columbia .vill run between Saknsp and
Robson, or Nortbport till iho completion ot the N. & F. S, Railway.
Trout Lake City, Sept, 30tb.
Tho town bus appeared u littlo more
lively during the past week. Most of
the prospectors have been driven down
from the mountains by tho snow andj of
course, some of them are makiug things
bum ill tho saloons.
The Queen's Hotel was formally
opened on Monday night, and several
swelled beads testified next day to tbo
power of Mr, Hamilton's liquors, Tho
bur in this hoatolrio is well worth a
visit, not alone on neooiiufc of the generous fluids dispensed aoross its broad
bosom, but because it is in itself a most
tasteful work of art, It is made of cedar
cut ou the lake shore and split by baud,
dressed and oiled, showing the exquisite
veiuiugol tlio natural wool. The different shades of red and white huvo
been artistically arranged and most,
ad vuntageoiisly d isplayed,
We have, at last, secured tiie long-
desired record ollice, Andy Cl aig having
been appointed as recorder for the district ami duly furnished with several
tons of ponderous tomes fur the proper
registration of cluims.
Why wo cannot also obtain a post
ollice is a dark and pry mystery, the
seciet of which remains locked in tho
bosoms of the officials of Iho circumlocution oflico nl Ottawa.
A largo gunnysackfnl of mail was
brongbt io last week by a charitable
traveller, It had beou peacefully reposing for moro than a fortnight at
Thompson's Lauding, haviug iu some
miraculous manner escaped lhe Thomp-
sooian noup pot. Tho way mail is
handled between Revelstoke and Trout
Lake is div*raeef ul. The scaled packages frequently arrive broken open aod
papers, ko., ofluj do oot arrive at rill.
Messrs. Harrison und Barohard havo
recovered from the oil', cts of thoir shipwreck und siari ap the river to-morrow
or next day.
Mr. Bonrko lias returned f-otn the
Forks in oompany witb Mr. Oaguo, who
leaveB on Al.oud.n- tor Arrow Lake.
Tbe weatbev bus been brighter, but
the chilly uights proclaim that Dame
Wiaiei- is alreody clawing at us with
her icy lingers, and heavy clothing is
Latest'oports are more favoiable as
regards miuing prnspeuU) and, cau we
but weather the present storm, tho
I'lont Lake uislriot will blossom forth
noxtyi ar bku tho flowei3 that bloom in
the spring,
New Dunveu, Oot. 3rd,
Pntsoy Olurk, Tbom is Jefferson and
J. A. Finch, mining won having considerable interests in ibis camp, btfve
been here im the past few nays. They
have beou looking at covers! prospects,
and wo understand that lliei'o is every
likehiiood of, at all events'., olio group
up Four Mile boing bonded by thoso
pai ties.
Tho Noble Five, Blue Bird aud Reoo
will all ship ore via New Denver this
winter, preparations having beeu already made to connect tlicir olaiins (by
means of a sleigh road to the road fiom
Bandon Creek) with Threo Forks.
Added ,o which tho Idaho, Mountain
Chief, Slocuu Star, Wonderful (lho
b'Sad ou whioh has jusl been lakon up)
and Cumberland are all making preparations to fbip this way, ns suou as suow
Ne?1 Jk'uvei get') busier every day,
fad there can bo littlo doubt that she
will bo tBe bo'st town in tho district us
soon aa snow in on I io ground, In the
moantimo railrofldois from the north
and wagoiSraaders from iho e ist keep ns
lively ami make us remember tho early
diiyon the wos'.
LS. W. Haskins and W, Miller arrived
down froni Big Bend last Friday. Mr.
Haskins brought somo rioh samples of
quartz from the Crown Point claim bh
Gold Stream, between Fronoh and "'.Iv
Oulloch Greeks, One of the pieces ������'
rock would assay thousands of dollars
to tlie ton, and all showed considerable
freo gold. Mr. Haskins located the
Crown Point in 13S5, aud three tunnels
have been driven on tbe properly. He
intends takiug the specimens to Vancouver aud will endeavor to form a
company lo work ihe cLiifii,. which, ho
oayn; b vc.-y voidable*. If no succeeds
a ten-stamp mil' will bo eroded ami tho
quartz crushed on the spot, If there is
much of too same kind of rock Mr,
Haskins brought down, there can bo no
doubt of the venture being a successful
Is hereby given, that in pursuance of
the Act a Map or Plan hue this day beeu
filed iu the Department of Lands and
Works setting forth the lauds to bo taken
by the said Railway for right of way
purposes between Station 8148 to Station
4804, on tho oust side of tho Elk River
to the confluence of Michel Creek, thence
up the left sido of the valley of Miohel
Creok to the crossing of snme, and (hence
along its right bank, all in tho District
of East Kootenay, B.C., a distance of 20
miles. ��
(Signed) W. HANSON,
Managing Director.
October oth, 1893,
NOTICE is hereby given that npplioa-
tionwill be mnde by tho Nukusp and Bli icari
Railway Company to His Excellency tie'
Governor f.Joneral in Council nt llie Pfivj
Council Chamber in the City cf Ottawa
on Wednesday, tho twenty-ninth day of
November next, 1893, nt two o'clock in
the afternoon, or nt such other hour on
that day as the same oun be heard, or in
the eveut of there being no meeting of
the Privy Council that dny, then ou tho
first day thereafter on whioh n meeting
is held, for tlio approval by His Excellency tbe Governor Goneral iu Council
of the Lonao by the Naknsp and Slooan
Railway Company of its proposed liue
of railway lands, properties, and appurtenances connected or intended to be
used therewith, und the powers, privilege aud franobisos of the Nakusp and
Sloean li.-iilv- ������ Company to tho Canadian Paoifio lliiilway Company aud of
the agreement for such Louse mnde botween tho Baid companies pursuant to
"nn Act to incorporate the Nakusp and
Slooan Bail way Company passed by the
last Session of tho Parliament of
Solicitor ut Ottawa for the Nakusp o id
Slooan Railway Company.
Dated 15th September, 1803.
The largest and most central Hotel iu
tho oity j good accommodation ; everything now ; table well supplied ; bar and
billiard room attached ; tiro proof safe,
Of Swansea and Wigan
Analytical Chemist & Assayer,
Lai'deuu ami Slocau Prospect**
' W. fi. P0UIT0N,
bus his Hotel in running order, and is
prepared to iieoomnindato all-comers
Edw'���! Maunsell, who has entirely re'
covered from the severe injury to bis
fool from tbe n'i ipi g o! au ���:;������. was in
town -i seial days ib>a week. He will
a/ieud the winti r trapping on Trout Lake
Is hereby giveu that on the 22nd day
of September, A. D. 1893, there issued
out of this Honorablo Conn at suit of
William McLaren the youuger and
Thomas Moodie awril of summous di-
reel i in Archibald McGregor, requiring
bim to i-uiei an u ipearaooe thereto at
tho offi if tbo Local Registrar of the
High Court of Justice at Perth, within
eight weeks afti r the servioe thereof
upou him.
Notice is also giveu lhatou the 25th
Auy of September, 1893, n stntoment of
chiim was filed by the said William McLaren the younger and Thomas Moodie
seuiug mi! a mortgage to the plantiffs
for ��l,i25,00 upon wost half of lot number twenty-seven aud east halt of lot
number twenty-six in tho sixth concession of tbe township of Drutnmondj
County cf Lanark, settiug out also a
mortgage upon the said premises for
$1,750.00 to one Donald McGregor, assigned to ihe plaetiffs nn n kliiio ial so-
ourity for snici :;,:J, 125.(1!. ind claiming
i ment of the amouul due, or in cietui'lt
thereof that the snid la id ��� aad premises
be sold aod the proceeds applied in pay-
paymeut of tho said mort; ages,
Notice is also given that on tlio -"th
day of September, 1S93, an order wns
mudo by His Houor William Ste* ns
Scolder, Esquire, Local Judge of ihe
High Court of Justice at Perth, that service of tbe said writ of summons and
5-;'l';''"?;f. of claim upou the said defi nd-
���i'i'-. choijld i'i? Snooted by publishing a
hffliee iW'ibi 'A id o*f 'M stsid order in
tlffee isHlefl hi the KooT*t.tAv Staii, pub
lished ut Eevelstoke, at intervals of one
week, and by mailing a copy of each of!
thi said writ of suoimons, statomeut of
olaim and order to ti"' defendant at
"Sproai's Lauding, na Revelstoke, li. C.
and that, aber the expiration of eight-
weeks from lho last of suoh issues of the
Iv.otenay STjIR, the plautifl should be
at liberty to proceed a, if personal service of the said writ of Btimmons and
statement of ilaiai bad boon effected:
and that service of all tucure proceedings
iu tho said action upon tbe said defendant should be effected by posting up
copies thereof in tbe ollice of the Local
ih gistrai of the High Court of Justice ab
Goneral Agent
Siiio -if Minns a Specialty,
ibli     tfllOI.E Ai.i;   AND   KI-.I-AII.   DEAtERS
BEEF, L'OKIi, Etc.
Dated this 25lh
A.D. 1893.
So'io'lor for Plantiffs,
Desiies loiofoivn the ladies of Revel-
Sio! aihat sbe has oiieued a Dn-.s uud
Ma-J''emukinges ebb's!) neotattbeS ock-
i.uAu Booso, Front S"eot, wbeie she will
be pleased to sboiva1! -be huest London;
Pa'is BJti NoiV i'o ii designs, Satisfac4
lion ftcato iiied iu fii. s.v'e aod Baisb.
S'iil> Te nt aoil Awning Maker*
HOIKJE & W \oi.'.\ COVHS.il
Bag - H-\> is, ko,
TiiS'J'S I'i n! S 1 LE & TO RENT,
A   '   6  Zt -i P    ..ti At U'lV,
Boyal iMall Lines.
Proposed Su lin a trom Monti-en).
NUMIDIAN  Ulan Oct. 21
BAKDi'SI ^     "      "   28
MOSUULI \S.        "    Nov. i
L.V1CEI Ut'EllIOR. ..Heaver. ..Oct. 21
MARH'US.i       "    ...  "   'US
LAKE ON'lAlHO,        "    ...Nov, 1
OliEOON Douiioion   ....Ue:. 21
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Cabin tl-J, JS0, |00, 870, jtSU and
Intermediate, 830 : Steerage, 020.
Passengers ticketed  thiough   lo al*
point* iu Great Britain aod Ireland, aud
at specially low rates to ali parts of tho1
European continent.
��� Prepaid passages arranged from all
Apply to neaix.'-.t Bteamsbip or railway'
agont; to
I, T, Brewster,
Aoknt, l:r,v;/-?oK-:-
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CHAPTER XXrV.-(Co.vrixuEn.)
Tktre is a long silence. Ue still leans
there, his hea.il on his liuiul, His fane turned
towards Iier as if to gaze llis last on the
beauty lie lores ami remembers witli so absorbed ami passionate a fidelity. Her eyes,
amidst those blinding tears, meet his own
longing gaze, .-iho rises from her seat and
helds out her hands, while her voice, broken
and fall of unutterable sadness, cries out:
"Oh, Koith, what should I say���what
should 1 do? .May (Iod have mercy on us
"If you wish his mercy on you, don't
cry,'' says Keith hoarsely, " or yon will
make me so desperate lhat I shad forfeit
any httle bit of kindness you may still feel!
Be cold, cruel scornful if you please, but
don't drive me mad with sight of your sorrow. Mine 1 can bear���it is no new friend.
But yours "
Lauraine dashes the tears frini her eyes,
ami makes a violent effort at self-control,
"i cannot ask you to forgive me," she
says ; " it would he better if you could learn
to hate me. I wonder you do not, when
you think of all the sorrow I have brought
into your life."
"I have tried my best te hate you," he
says,gloomily| "I cannot. Do you suppose ilia! if, by any deed, any power of wiil,
I could tear yonr memory from my heart,
and once again know peace, that I would
not do if? (iod knows how gladly I Bull
can not; I must go on thinking of you, loving you- -"
Ho ceases abruptly, then goes on :
" And once yon put your arms round my
neck and told mc you would bo mine ' fer
ever.' There are times now when I seem to
feel that soft touch and thc thrill ofyour unasked kiss, and���then, Lorry, I remember
that 'for ever.' meant less than���four
"You���you promised," falters Lauraine.
" Yes, you are right. So I did. I seem
to do nothing but make promises and break
them with you. Well, there is one comfort,
after to-day I shall have no chance of doing
cither one or other. There oan be no distance too wide to set between our lives.
And���oh, (iod, to think uf what might havo
been I"
"Life is full of mistakes," says Lauraine,
weeping unrestrainedly now.   " Oh, had
I but known���bad I but known! Vet, Keith
something tells me that time will bring you |
compilation���time and  the consciousness |
that you have done right."
"Your words are beyond my power of
acceptance," he answers, gloomily. "If I
. am doing right now, it is from no good
motive, I assure you. If again you said to
me ' Stay,' there would be no more parting
this side the grave, Lorry, for you and
His voiee is very low and unsteady, but
she hears every word, and all the wild love
and longing, tho weariness and emptiness
of her life, seem healing like waves against
the poor weak barriers of honour,
" 1 think I would give all the world to
bc able to say it to-day," she cries, with
sudden passion. " liut. oil, Keith ! tho 'tomorrow,' that would follow: the sin and
misery that would be with us both forever!
Is life or love worth one's eternal ruin'! Ia
our parting now to be compared to that
'other1 parting that would have to follow
���the eternal parting that, would be so
hopeless because of the guilt that lay upon
our souls!"
"I do not think a great love ean ever bc
a sin," Keith answers, passionately. "And
mine would last you if ever human love did
last, So much I know of myself, bad as I
"You aro not bad," says Lauraine,
gently. "Ami 1 am sure yen won't
threaten me with the worso misery of your
recklessness as onco beforo yon did, The
nobler ami better your life, th- !������*< will
be my Buffering, And ymi won't be cruel
enough to add tu thai, will vou Keith ?"
The pleading voice, the tearful eyes, unman him. "\\ hy don't you abuse me, condemn ins, call me tho selfish brute I am?"
lie says, wuh that rapid contrition tha' so
often marks his wildest moods. "No, Lorry,
1 won't be 'had' if I can help it. I w mldn't
wish to add to your sufferings, thougl i i i
so solthb, Lei me go now, while I have
strength, while the .���"������.i'i-. is on me. It
mayn't laat, you know, and then "
He is standing facing ber, and white is
:    I   ho looks up aad meets
ga ������ ���;' llu? "lav,! blue eyi;. '
1'aere is m badness in I lem r, w, only a
gi .'a: anguish and a great ���'.
One long, long lo . I       _-.-  ���a 1 ok
thai  - en - I i re id her he i \ in :  al
love th I - ���    leuies, md aii its suffering
lhat he has given,
''.    i    i her ban Is and   Iran
ner.rer.   She   trembles like       leaf     "' u
eyel Is In >p, In r lips i liver.   " May 1���
yo . '  lie wliispe -.
mak is n ���  nswer in wi rds,fi
sy ���:. i  I er.    She forgets
i. v., save thai Bhe loves, an I thai
. il fare veil
Pner such
ness ���       w ��� n in i
d- I, the ��� w ii Lai
Bake only.   0
the confi     -ni
ist, the fiei    ���' ird
lift   hor  hea!    Hie
jjl i i len   im.    for    this feels
; ������:'-..
uiious    the fact,   Di i I, ii
his irms    lid the I In ol p
back within h ��� , find
i:.   ne  -.< .- i.   i ne  oai  ���
ci      :.��� tansv    ��� r .. ir 1 ���������
ft in thi     tieal mo nonl  i| i\ iltli Athol-
stone's life,    All that ii
his hoarl are at war; ill
to rosisi wrap  him in i I. nc ol -
tha'    in- ���". i- idi ind al
most Btilles the faint whlspora
scicn ic':. it pic i!  lor her,
For hor fo ler, I < lave hor from herself as well as fi        io  a mad love.
To leave ���       ihu      I, nal lintod bj   hc
bascnoa. il lib sell! h pn
of love,   >  I" a had b       n thos    I - ���
gl id. ohilduli days,
'I hose   tlo igl '     flat     like lightn    ���
through hi  hi tin, even rn hn in ioi
mournful nycn,     i rea Is thi ir i n on   o i
b ti lya),
"Oh, lovo, gi id-hyo' Lol ii ��� go ! I a
csrii . wil,!ly, and thn w�� ci h m ; wi li
wiil  i mom erui I foi io.
Hois blind and dizzy witli pain, A wonl
a look from her, and ho knows that hia
strength will bo broken like a reed���that
he will never leave her again; and in his
blindness and dizziness and agony of heart
he rushes away, llings the door wide onen,
and finds himsolf face to face with���Sir
Franois Vavasour!
Fate delights in playing mankind spiteful
The present instance is no exception.
Lauraine has sunk back into her chair.faint
and spent with emotion ; scarcely conscious
indeed, of what, is going on around her; and
in this state her husband's rough voice
breaks upon her.
"What the devil's the matter? I met
Athelstone Hying out like a bombshell, ami
you look like a ghost. Have you been having���a fraternal quarrel ?"
She starts to her feet and looks at him
with wild, wide eyes.
" Francis, you���-" she gasps.
"You don't seem very pleased to see mo,"
says her husband, looking at her suspiciously. " What on earth have you beeu doing
with yourself'.' You look as ill as possible,
He takes her hand and kisses her carelessly on the cheek as he speaks.
" 1 have not been well," she fallers, trying bravely for composure, " and Ktwynde
asked inn to oome to hor for a few weeks
and I thought the change would do me
good. How is it you are in London? Did
you know I was here?"
" Yes. I got your letter at the club and
came on. I only arrived last niglit,"
He throws himself into a chair, and looks
at her curiously.
"What was the row with Athelstone?
���you haven't told me."
Lauraine grows very white.
" He is going abroad���av ay for years.
His engagement is al! over.   He came to
say good-bye."
Sir Francis givo3 a long whistle.
" Norn de Dieu ? Is that so ? And have
you had a hand in hi caking it off, my
" What do you mean ?" she asks, looking
at him with grave surprise.
" Maan ? Oh, you and Keith were suoh
chuni3 always. I thought he had done it
because you���objected. I know you never
liked the marriage."
"It had nothing to do with me,'1 says
Lauraine, coldly, "And t.ho girl was very
fond ol him.    1 am sorry for her."
"It strikes me that .lean wasn't so far
out, after all," says Sir Francis, with a
harsh laugh. "You and Keith do seem to
have a remarkably good understanding with
each other."
Lauraine looks at him, her eyes dark
with anger.
"Since when hive you taken to speak so
familiarly of Lady Jean Salomans ?" she
asks; and by what right does she discuss
my actions with you?"
"Come, that won't do," says her husband, throwing himself back in his chair,
and looking at her defiantly. "It's rather
too like tho proverb ofthe pot aud thc ket-
tlo. You discuss me with Keith Athel-
stono, I have no doubt, and other things
"Do you mean to insult me?" asks Lauraine, rising from her seat, aud looking
steadily at him,
lie shrugs bis shoulders.
" You ire always so tragic, Insult you ?
No. (inly before you question my actions, it
might be as well to look at your own, Are
they ipiite���blameless ?"
��� She stands there, and all the colour fades
from Iier faoo: her limbs tremble. " I will
not affect to misunderstand you," she says,
slowly, " But "
Ho interrupted her roughly. " Don't
trouble to espiai n. Of course we all know
you are san reproche. Only don't turn thc
coldshoulder toother women, when yon your-
Bell' ire no better than they��� seem. Werela
jealous hus and I should have forbidden
Keith Athelstone your presence long ere
" i'liere would have been no need," sho
s iya, proudly. " I am not a woman to forget honour and self-re-:- I
"ii . :i;-.-'.v ri- i:-.-i ei.-y," scoffs her has-
ban I, ������ I ��� ie nntempted virtue ia no
merit. And d . ig ���������.'��� ine ..'.-ee Keith
Ul la a rag i inking himse I i fool about
you, ���-������ ���: : i iver jareda straw for him.
ti il���"
v .   ���'. as he pauses.
He laugl   a. i . ���   lid I 'i
rs, 1 inppose,   What
nly another word
i -
��� through
wl      ,- ;-' pn ed   i   ...
i for the
fact,   That hei p ak thus
I i esha ne, Aftor
,    .       .'���".���
I hi r liki
I stifled, and
. ���   no!   I   i ,'i.
. ron [1 ���,
Don't staj hen for
������ will | iska
;  ��� ipj
low you
���   -.
All  ���
��� i        i... , he    etter p
wore? times I th      i ���
p.        Lad ��� I   ��� ���
i'i        .  . mid
��� i ���  i   done'
Why, whnro is Laura i ���
,   ������!. veil, or tli
slli   -    io saj
ivo hn
pes In   i ' o ���'"*' h lown a
: ��������� w  <��� sh( I   ������ fond of Itfor,   I
���    II
' i hern ii    i   -��� . itioi      ,   ���
I ���  ndo, 'i Ily,    " Ih i    ild win
re, and tlierc ilii I
1       ���   ,'in'wh ii ashn I,   Ho lh
of Ida I i on ���,''un ', how sorrowful the
lookoiljhow all ihu hie,Hell i'ii imii   iod
Life with Lauraine has been so Hat and
monotonous a thing.
"Well, at all eventslt does not agree with
her," he says brusquely, "1 was glad to
find her in town. I got her letter at the
club. I am only up for two or three days
"Will you dine with us to-night?" asks
Lady Ktwynde. "We are quite alone, so it
won't be very lively, and you have had s i
much brilliant society lately.''
He looks quickly at her. He is always
suspicious of women's words; always given
to looking under thom for some hidden
meaning. But Lady Etwynde's face is innocence itself.
"Thanks. Yes. Hold Lauraine I would
come," he says, not very cordially, for indeed an evening with these two women
looks a dreary penance to him.
"And you will stay here, will you not ?"
says Lady Etwynde. You won't go back
to an hotel while Lauraine is in town ?"
"(lh, I could not think of inflicting myself upon you," ho says, hurriedly: "and
it is such a Hying visit���thanks all the
same.   And now, good-bye till to-night,"
" liood-bye," says Lady Etwynde, coldly.
She think.-, liis behaviour both strange and
callous, and very uncomplimentary to his
Then he leaves, and she goes to Lauraine,
and finds her lying in a darkened room,
white, spent and exhausted.
"My dear, what is il?"she asks, in alarm.
"Has anything happened?   Are you ill?"
For a moment Lauraine hesitates. Then
the sight of the sweet, compassionate face
melts the hardness that sho fain would keep
about her heart, and iu a few broken words
she relates the whole sad tale of that interview and farewell.
"My only comfort is that at last he will
go���surely he will leave me," bIio says, in
conclusion. "Indeed, it is time. The. strain
is more than I can bear. Besides, Sir Francis has noticed it���he said so; and his words
were scarce a greator insult than 1 deserved,
for if I have not sinned as tho world counts
sin, yet I have not been guiltless���far from
Lady Etwynde looks at her wistfully. In
her owu great happiness she can fesl tenfold the sorrowful fate of these sundered
" And ho is going to break off his marriage?'' she says, anxiously.
" Yes," says Lauraine. " He says to go
through with it is beyond his power."
" l'oor fellow!" exclaims Lady Etwynde
with involuntary compassion,
She is angry with him, and yet sorry for
him, for he lias proved so faithful; aud, after
all, is any love quite unselfish if it be worth
the name?
" My poor Lauraine !" she murmurs, involuntarily. " Your marriage has indeed
been a fatal error; but, as I have aaid before, there remains nothing but to make the
best of it. Tho only thing for you and Keith
is separation. All other feelings except that
one lorbiddou one are a poor pretence.
I feared that long ago. I am glad you have
been so brave, and be too. Believe me,
hard as duty is, tha very effort of doing it
creates strength for further trials. The
consciousness of right is a satisfaction in
itself, even when one is misjudged."
Lauraine listens, and the tears stand on
her lashes, and roll slowly down hor cheeks.
"My life is very hard," she says, bitterly.
"Would it bo lesa bard if you had ceased
to respect yourself, if you had lost the
creeds and faiths which still make honor
your ono anchor of safety?   I think not."
"1 can think of nothing now save him
and Ilia unhappiiiess," cries Lauraine, almost wildly. "I have never loved him as I
love bim to-day. Oh ! 1 know it is wrong,
shameful to say such a thing ; but it is the
truth, audi must speak it���this onco. \\ hy,
do you know that when he Baid good-bye
to me I could have (lung myself at his feet
aud said, 'Let the world go by, let sin or
misery be my portion for evermore���only do
not you leave nie !' It seemed as if nothing in life was worth anything beside ono
hour of love ! And yet���well, how good an
actress I must be, Etwynde -hc called mo
" Thank (iod he did !" oxelaiins Lady
Ktwynde. " Oh, Lauraine, your good angel
must have saved you to-day, i did not
think it had come to this; and I cannot find
it in my heart to blame y��u, for���I lovo
" And my husband taunted me with being
no better than other women, simply because
I had nover been tempted," continues Lauraine, presently. "Well, perhaps in heart I
am not. He may have heen right, and virtue is, after all, only a matter of���temperament."
"Oh, hush I I oannot hear to hear you
talk like that," cries Lady Ktwynde.
"Does i.e���does Sir Francis suspect any-
��� He said he know Keith loved me," an-
swers Lauraine, wearily. "Fancy hearing
one'i husband speak of the love of another
man !    I   fell  treacherous���shamed in liis
��� ii Imyown. Ho conld not understand
���he would not believe in tho long, long
the pain, the suffering of ii all. I
ience and honor had both
onfiiot, as il with my child
ht iat was p and ol any worth
tome.   And now tho world may say what
.' lon'l lare ovi n to oontradl it It,"
true," exclaims Lidy Ki-
i        i      have struggled nobly, yoa
he ', an I  fruits 'if the
. in  limo     At least
ipe ol moi ting your lltth
nd ii .    imi I, despite fierce
ill I     ..  n iiici   mid sorrow
ill faster and moro fast.
'   ' Oh, why was In n il left to
.   innoci nl  kl ib, tin
ice, tin   old ip "( his arms
��� '     | .. lillS of d ll , ���   111 ol
. no ono   no ono, And
' ,  o (I lolal   and lifo looks Jo
io far av
; I I ��� i.  ���, I   a vn le's eyes,
���    '.'.    loan I an   to i un-
D   in   know Lam lino,
whon   I foil rock-
. om iolf, I I ���" tho
o, and v   il out lull  of somo wild robin  ii mention,   I'  h i  a
���  ���    ng,   i  i' 'in ui1-.  well.   The
1'inn llngovi i , .-. In ."���, ind I walk-
! ho iMiiel    roots with m ni
ne 'i hi in',' ho ii". snddonly, n I passed
ih'- open door of a oliurcli, I hoard a voice
in ��� n ��� Involuntarily I itoppod, listened,
li was a large ohuroll, and full oi
peoplo,   Someone gave mn a chair, and I
������auk down woarllj i ;li    I lion, pi ling
above tin 'ii'udi ol tho organ, floating up
' O rest in the Lord ; wait patiently for
Him, and He shall give thee thy heart's
desire.' You know them, do you not, and
the music that weds them so exquisitely
from Ihe 'Elijah?' I knelt therewith
my head bowed on my hands, and
the tears falling down my clicks.
11 remembered nothing ; neither place nor
presence. It only seemed as if an angel's
voice was breathing comfort to my passion-
wrecked soul, as if that beautiful promise
fell over my spirit and brought peace, and
healing, and lest, 'Thy heart's desire !' Oh,
Laurine, think of lhat! Twelve long years
ago that message eame to tno, and I was
comforted and soothed! Twelve years, and
now (iod baa fulfilled His promise .My
heart's desire is mine."
Laurine has listen' d, stilled and awed.
" Thy heart's desire." The words sink
into her very soul, and awaken a thousand
varied emotions.
" liut my 'heart's desire' is all wrong-
all sin���whichever way 1 look at it," she
says, half despairing.
"(Iod can make it right," whispers Lady
Ktwynde drawing the white, sad face down
upon her bosom, and softly kissing the
weary lids. "If you can lako thoso
words home to your heart as I did, my
darling, your burden will grow easier lo
bear ; t.he strength you ask for will be given. Oh, life is hard, lorribly hard, I know!
There is so much sorrow, so littic joy ; and
then the errors, the sins which beset, the
weakness that shackles us!���but still, still,
we are not tried beyond our strength, and
we iray be able at last to look back and seo
it was all for the best I"
" What would I not give to recall those
last four years I" cries Lauraine, bitterly.
"How different my life might havo been I"
"There'sno turning buck," says Lady
Etwiide, solemnly, " Errors, once committed, are irrevocable ; for them we must
suffer ; by thom we must abide. Ah, my
dear ! who would not livo their time again
if they might, and by the light of the present alter all the mistakes of the past ? But
it cannot be dono. All the remorse and all
the regret are so futile. Tears of blood
cannot wash away oue memory, tako out
the sling of one mistake. We must just
bear life as it is, till Deatli seals all its woes
into forgetfulness."
" You are so good," cries Lauraine sadiy.
" lam not liko you. I am wicked and rebellious, and I cannot accept my fate with
patience, even though I know my own past
weakness is to blame for all my present
" I am not good. Do not praise me," says
Lady Etwynde, humbly. " And I know 1
do not deserve my present happiness. It
makes me fearful of my great joy. For I
was so wicked aud rebellious once, and I
wonder often that (!od did not lake my lifo
instead of sparing it, and blessing it as he
has done. Now, darling, you look worn
out, and must needs rest, 1 will leave you
for awhile. If your husband suspects anything you must try to banish such suspicions,
or your married life will grow yet more
unhappy. The great wrench is over, the
worst is past. Time, and the consciousness
of having done what is right, will give
you peace and comfort at last. Youth
and strength are yours still, and many
good gifts of lifo aud if you throw
yourself into others' sufferings, and
widen your sympathy with the interests aud trials of thoso around you, believe
me il will do much to making your own
troubles less. 1 speak from an experienco
as bitter as, if less hopeless, than your
Anl once more kissing the closed lids
which seemed too weary for tears, she lays
Lauraine back on the pillows, and softly
leaves tho room,
"'Thy heart's desire !' " Lauraine cries
to herself. " Oh, God���not that���not that
should be my prayer. Teach my heart to
say, ' Thy will, not mine !'"
A Strange Tribe in India-
The Bombay Times says: Scattered over
the breezy downs of the Nilgherries, in litlle villages of wicker houses that look at a
littlo distance liko nothing in the world so
much as a colony of beehives, lives a community of 600 or 700 people, who are variously believed to bo tho descendants of ono
of tho lost tribes of Israel, the aborigines of
Southern India and a community of Mani-
chasens. They believe in a strange trinity
and a hell, a dismal stream full of leeches,
and this they must crosB hy means of a
single thread. The soul burdened with sin
is too heavy for thia slender support and
the sinner falls into tho stream, but tho
thread sustains easily tho souls ofthe good'
Tho funeral of a Toda, for that is tho name
of the singular tribe, is as odd in its way as
its religious belief. His body is wrapped in
a new cloth and his toes tied together with
red thread; grain, sugar, tobacco and money
are wrapped in the funeral toga to provide
bim for his journey across the Styx and the
dark plain beyond. Two buffaloes arc slain
beside lhe corpse and the dead man's hands
are placed upon their horns; a piece of his
skull, his hair and his linger nails arc removed to bo used later on at the groat celebration of tlm death of all those who,duritig
tlie twelve months, have "taken tho leap
over the great precipice into the bottomless
abyss," When these tokens are removed,
olariflod butter is smeared on lho fragrant
Wood of llie funeral pyre and lho body is
burned to ashen and the ashes scattered to
Ihe Fa j ii i winds.
HangO'l Himaelf While Tolling a Knoll
lu aohlirch belonging to the Franciscan
(lid f Priests in Austria, un attendant
llu' ni In r day committed suicide under peculiar cirouinBtanoos, Itis office was to ring
the boll, and as he suffered from lung
dlsoaBC he was aocommodalod with a chair.
On this particular occasion, while lolling
thu bill for a funeral, and between the
panic: of lhc mournful strokes, he bit upon
meant of death, Mounting the chair, lie
drew the mpc up nnd made n slip-knot.
I'lacing his noad in the nooso, he kicked
away tin chair aud swung midw'ay in tho
cathedral. When tho I1 ranclscati fathers
ontoroil tho church tho iirsl thing (bat met
llu n :������. '��� was tho poor In-lliui'.'i-r hanging
I., the boll rope. Ho wat quite dead.
The United Statea has 18,55 lighthouses
and beacons, thirty-two lighl ships, 10"fog
signals worked by Bloam, [S/bycloi kwork,
17 nl river lights and I'.'SO buoys of various
Wc <-in nol always oblige, but vc can A-
ways speak obligingly,
The Carlhagouians bad leather coins.
Tin coins were cast by Dionysius of Syra,
case about 40,5 li.O.
The first New Jesey coins were eoppe
cents, struck in 1780.
The Chinese " cash" is said to have In
its origin about B, C. 1120.
The gold talent is variously computed
from $1288.21 to 81216.08,
The first Roman coinage of silver wm.
according to Pliny, li. (J. 209.
The Turkish piaster is a money A a��
count, there being no piaster coin.
The besl workmanship on Roman coinu
was done during the reign of Nero.
Julius CiBSar was the Iirst Roman to hate
liis faiia represented on a coin.
Solon was the first lo establish an exact
amount of gold iu the coinage.
Some of the Maccab:ean coins have tho
words, "Jerusalem the Hely."
Tbe coins of Alexander the (Ireat wero
the first to bear the name of a king.
The Mint of Philadelphia has a collection of over 8000 coins of different nations.
The first Canadian coinage was struck
for the French by command of Louis XIV.
Stono coins aro frequently found in the
funeral mounds of tho  American Indians
The first attempt at a face on a coin was
made by Archelaus of Macedon, B. C. '100
The earliest coins wero irregular, oblong
masses of metal,stamped only on one side.
Tho first American counterfeiter, so far
as known, was one William Buol, of Vermont.
The first coinage of money after t.ie revolution bore in many cases the image of
The tao, or knifo coins, of China, mado
current B.C. 2453, wero of iron, in the
shape of daggers.
The bronze coins of Austria and most other
nations have 115 per cent, copper and 5 por
cent. lin.
Tho "Virginia halfpennies" wero issued
about 1"".'), but whether for Virginia or not
is unknown.
Thc Aztecs filled quilla with gold dust
sealed them and passed them from lniid to
hand as coin.
The Roman sestirtius was liko our "hit,'
a money of account, having no coin to represent its value.
The earliest coins of Now Hampshire woro
of copper penco, 108 to the Spanish dollar,
issued in 1770.
Tho first woman's face represented on a
coin was that of Pulcheria, tho Empress of
the Eastern Empire,
Amost overy Roman city in Italy or the
colonics had and exorcised thc right of coining money of its own.
In 1645 the Council and Grand Assembly
of Virginia passed an act to issue "quoinos,"
but none wero struck.
In China gold and silver are merely commodities, whose price is regulated hy the
laws of supply and demand,
The rei of Brazil is an imaginary coin, no
piece of that denomination being coined.
Ten thousand reis equal $5,45.
Thc most valuable Roman coin wat the
aureus, of course of gold, about the sizo of a
|5 gold piece, and worth ��.5.0,'),
Thc Chinese stamp bars or ingots of gold
or silver with their weight and fineness and
pass them from hand to hand as coin.
The Troyos pound, or, as now called, tho
pound Troy weight, was introduced into
England as a gold measure in 1517.
The first gold coins made by the United
States Mint were finished July 31, 179,5,
and consisted of 714 ten-dollar pieces.
The Roman inscribed on hrouzo coins
only the legend, moneta sacred, money, because bronze was a saared metal.
The earliest Roman coins were stamped
with the figure of an ox, hence thc Knglish
word pecuniary, from pecus, cattle.
Leaden coins, or tokens, were in uso hy
many ancient nations, and, up to a short
time ago, were employed in Burniah.
The coins issued by tho  Byzantine Empire form, during 1O00 years, the connecting
link between ancient and modern coiuago.
 *  ���.
The "Kevereible Falls" in the St- John
But the most pieturesquo, as well as the
most striking, manifestation of the tidal
rise and fall is at the mouth of the St. John
River, at St. John, New Brunswick. Here
may be witnessed on every tide a chango of
conditions as sudden and as complete as a
quick chango of scone in a drama; tho
beauty of tho landscape, enhanced by tho
handiwork of man, adding greatly to lhc
impressivenoss of the phenomenon. This is
loually known as the "reversible falls," although "reversible rapids" would be more
appropriate. In a map of St. John and its
o.ivirons, drawn in 17KI by an ollicer of the
St. John's Loyalists, the mailer isrefcrrod
to in a marginal note:
"The falls in this river are justly ranked
among the curiosities of the world: thoy
am at tlio mouth of tho river, about one
mile from the entrance, and aro navigable
four times in twenty-four hours, which
commands groat attention, ns only a fow
minutes are required to pass in safety.
"The tide ri'.iug from twenty to twenty-
four feet, at high water is six feet higher
than the river, which occasions a fall in
the rivor as woll as out, the wholo water of
the couniry having to pass between two
rocks sixty yards distant."
The scene of these rapids is a beautiful
gorge through which, in remote ages, tho
river appears to have its�� ay. For twenty
minutes on each ebb and Hood tho river
hero is as placid as a mountain lake on a
tranquil day, Suddenly a storak of white
spreads across the gorge, and in a few min-
ules the calm is succeeded by the turmoil
of rushing, whirling waters. 'I ho reflections
of alio rocky shores and of tho graceful
outlines of tlie suspension and cantilever
bridges which span tho mouth of tha gorge
are obliterated as if a mirror had suddenly
been ruthlessly shattered.
If all seconds were aa avorso to duela as
their principals, very littlo blood would bo
aheil in that way,
Tbe repeal of the British navigation laws
I in In 10 allowed foreign built ships to ho
registered  ns Uritish if owned by British
subjects, and allowed any  ship  oianyna-
I tion to bring any merchandise to British
��� yorK
I The Parmer.
BV S. S W.
The farmer is a toyal man,
A lord,a king,
Ho works on God's primeval plan)
Of him 1 sin;,'.
Itosponsivo to hia daily euro
Earth yields her trust. .
ile plants, he sows, nnil harvests fair
Spring from ibedust
Delicious frults,a countless store,
O'er earth's luir breast,
Around him l.hcir rich treasures pour
To make Iiim blest.
Not one in all earth's boundless rango
So grnndly fi-oe;
Though seasons rost and seasons change,
Firm as a tree.
On "terraflrma' strong he stands,
Onoarth'sgroonsod; .    ,
Though tolling with his sun-brownoa nanus
Communes with Go*].
In all earth's sorriod ranks - behold 1
,. ..copter swayi..
Millionaire, With wealth untiilil.
llis homage pays.
The monarch of Ihe railroad guide
Musl bond lho kneo,
The fnrmi'i' feed- him. lo! llOS llllcd,
Withholds-Where's lie!
Then for I he farmer shout hiirrali,
Tlio basis strong
Of nal inns free; sound bis eclat,
BA votive song. ,���, .   ,,
��� -(Ohio Farmer.
Some Hen Lore.
It is well to feed hen-kind during this
season of the year, but if one can not find
time to both feed and water, il is better to
economize hy omitting the feed. Of insects
there are many, whilo around the stacks
and barns plenty of good wheat can generally be found. If worse comes to worst.they
cau commence shucking the sweet corn.
But of pure water thero is not much available at this time except at tha bands of men.
And suoh sights of it as the growing chick
can make away with in tlie course of a day,
too !
Place a number of dishes in diffeientand
shady parts of 'heir run and look to them
three times a day. Every morning rinse
them out thoroughly for the. good of your
pocketbook, Hens, unlike most other domestic animals, are not very particular as
to what they drink. Unless one wants to
reduce his stock quickly, and has plenty of
time and good implements for grave digging (ground digs bard when baked) it is
well to keep filthy water away from poultry at all times, and especially during tho | any profit
hot months. Pure water ! A pretty good
drink for man, most excellent drink for tho
I have had but littic difficulty in holding
the small red mites in check
houses have never been overrun with tbem.
Suoh a thing as a lou.se running at largo
seeking whom he may devour I have never
seen on our premises, though 1 have seen
poultry houses it was not safe to enter.
You como out alive '! Oh, yes, and lively.
I keep them in check by having tvvo sets of Suppoatng cotton sells "at three cents per
aimless, and hence the comparative slowness of the advance that the farmer makes
in the material, intellectual or social advancement. The waters of Niagara collected in an inland sea hemmed in by lofly
mountains could only float upon their bosom
crafts smaller or larger for purposes of
pleasure or of profit, but rolling ami tumbling in the river bed, they ure capable of
generating sullicient power to drive a
number of spindles equal to those employed
in making garments for the entire human
family. So the latent powers ot rural mind
if energized are capable of achieving in the
aggregate, an amount equal to what is now
accomplished by the sum total of human
elfort, and even a great deal more than this.
But as the waters of Niagara unutilized arc
incapable of driving a single spindle, so the
powers of the human mind running riot are
incapable of producing one atom of good. ���
[Prof. Thomas Shaw.
perches, using one set for a
days, then removing and saturating them
with kerosene. After a week out in tlie sun
and air they are ready for service again. The
arms where the perches rest want a dose
of kerosene too. Movable perches area
great help ill the warfare against the red
Rots and weasels havo to bo guarded
against by securing the chickens closely at
night. Coops that were plenty large enough
for twenty-five small chickens become too
populous when filled with half-grown ones,
liesides, have not you known twice twenty-
live to crowd into one coop when a brood
has been left by tho mother? They seem
to think it not good to dwell alone. I have
found coops literally packed with chickens
when I went around to secure them for the
Notwithstanding my coops all have quito
an open place (covered with wire netting) I
do uot dare to leave them two or three
deep of a hot niglit. Deatli from suffocation takes off many a young chick just hefore it gets inlo the pocketbook.
Tim oi.n CAT.
Death lurks in another form around the
hen yard. That meek-eyed pussy-oat is
not meditating on spiritual themes so constantly as she would have you think. Half
asleep she seems, yes, but she is terribly
awake inside. Quietly and serenely she
drags herself about tho yard ; she would
hardly catch a mouse, you think, were it to
walk up to the door of her stomach seeking
admission. You go into the house for a
few moments ; what is that you hear ?
(sometimes you don't hear it). Merely the
Bcreech of a young chick, What is that
you see ! (sometimes you don't see it). The
old cat disappearing under the kitchen,
You rush aftor hor. With melting tenderness you Implore her to come to you, She
coine's, but too late to save the chick-
that is this chick.   How about the rest!
Reform her? I have been trying that
with a favorite cat, hut am a liltle afraid I
havo not succeeded. Possibly we shall have
to say of pussy as has been said of lhe red
niiin ; the only good eat is a dead eat���that
is, where one is growing chickens.
farmers' Boys-
Nature has been wonderfully lavish in
her bestowinents nf latent ol reserve power
in the minds of tho young men of the
farm, Thoy enter the arena of development under more favorable conditions than
the young of our towns and cities, or even
than the youth of our country villages.
They usually have more of strength of
constitution so favorable to the robust
development of powers of mind, their attention is less diverted by the undue stimulations of the never ending excitements
which are llie bone of the oity boy. Hence
when youthful mind from the country
comes in cuntael with youthful mind from
the oity, tho latter ii often sent to thc
wall and so uniformly arc these Indications
inanilosleil, that 111 order to sustain the
intellectual standard of tin city ii musl
needs bc constantly rivruiled from tho
oountry, Rut while this exodus of mind
Irom the country to tlio oily is largely n
loss lo the oountry, it is uol a loss to the
state. This oan only take plaoe whon the
inhcri ni powers ol mind Iii dormant altogether, "i wi iw tbi Ir 'inij-.-s' in on par-
Pointers on Dairying.
W. Grant, Like.'ield, Ontario, In a
ou dairying in the Ontario report
said, that the shrewd, enterprising manufacturer is continually on the alert to find
the machine that will do the greatest possible amount of work. If he is not personally a practical manufacturer, when he
hears of such a machine he employs an expert to investigate it, and if it seems to be
all that is recommended he purchases it at
once. It is not wholly a question whether
be can afford it, but whether he can afford
to be without it while some rival manufacturer may get it and thus have the advantage of him.
When tiie machine is purchasd and
placed in his factory, then comes the additional study in finding the fastest possible
speed at which it may run, without injury
to the quality of work. Finally comes lhe
question of a man to attend the machine,
or the greatest number of machines that
one man can oversee. Atter this is ascertained and the possible capacity of the
machine figured out, the employee is expected to come up very near the figures
worked out by the agent and his engineer,
If ten yards ot cloth aro estimated to be a
fair product in a certain number of hours,
no faul' is found if he accomplishes only !)}
yards, but if lie only accomplished 9J yards
yards he is discharged and someone else
employed in his place.
It is only by the most careful study and
the utmost crowding, so as to reduce the
cost of production by increasing what one
man or one machine may do, that there is
But the success of manufacturing, is not entirely in having the best
machinery and running it in the fastest
possible way. Sometimes in mills having
precisely the same kind of machinery, tbe
difference between success and failure de-
. , - pends upon the way the machinery is ar-
80 u.l a!l���:I ranged in the mill, a more convenient
arrangement, saving labor and promoting
the economical process of manufacturing.
In some instances, prosperity and success
are due to buying tlie raw material, as a
slight difference in percentage of the waste
might wipe out all the profit that there is,
week  or ten
The best is none too good for the owners���
the parents and their children,
This month is an excellent time to clear
up the waste places on the farm, cut ihe
bushes, to clear all obstructions tn the
mower and rake, and the best time to cut
down trees for fuel. If deciduous trees are
fallen now, and are allowed to remain without any trimming of their limbs for a month
or so, tlieir value for fuel or timber is greatly increased.
What is money that we should worship
il, and what are large farms to us wlien we
form habits in their acquirement that prevent us from getting the best of life'! The
young members of the family cannot see
the worth of a life that is one continual
"grind," and then conies unrest and a longing for the attraction that they think are
seen in towns.
An agricultural writer musl of necessity
repeat facts. The average rural reader is
skeptical about new things in these days of
farm writers, whose words profusely conceal a lack of real ideas. One fact will
bear constant reiteration. If you don't
know what your crop actually cost, you
can never see prosperity. You can so farm
that you will know, if only sullicient pains
betaken.   Will you do it!
yard and the raw material costs one and
one-half to one and three-fourths cents.
The study ofthe management is to run the
factory oo that one and one-fourth to one
and one-half cents per yard will pay all the
labor, wear ond tear oi machinery and
buildings, interest ou any money which
may have been borrowed and a dividend on
the stock.
Assuming that a' man trained in such a
school as ihis was made acquainted with
the fact that the average dairy cow of this
country produces about 3,000 pounds of
milk yearly, (and that is putting the average high!, and a number of farmers through
the country have herds that yield 5,01)0
pounds per cow, and that the annual cost
of keeping a cow is say "-'20 and tlie average
price of milk per cwt. is SO cents net to him
(supposing, of course, he is sendinghismilk
to a cheese factory), The manufacturer
looking into the matter would tind that the
man with the .'1,000 pound cows, is procuring milk at a cost of 06 2-3 cents per cwt.,
and the man whose cows yielded 5,0(11)
pounds at a cost of 10 cents per cwt. and
both Belling their milk in an open market,
where it is worth SO cents per cwt., the one
is making a profit of 1,'j' cents per cwt, and
tho other a profit oi 4b cents per cwt. on
his milk. Surely he would say that manufacturing would nol stand such a disparity
of production,
I think I have put the ease very mildly,
as I firmly believe there are cows in this
country that cost, their owners more than
they earn. But I think thc day will soon
be gone when the farmer gets paid fer his
milk by the hundredweight: it will not be
the cow that produces the large quality,
but the cow that gives the best quantity of
milk, and the man  will get paid
produotive qualitie3 of his milk,
for tin
Practical Pointers-
Take good care of the old horse, or give
him a painless death. Do uot let his hist
days be days of torture.
Small growers of fruit should always look
for a market near home, and depend o.i lhat
I think ii farmer! would raise more small
fruit and cultivate the garden better, thoy
would get more profit in it than almost anything else they have on the farm.
The best quality of meat is secured from
a pig and not trom a hog. Therefore we
should crowd our pigs from birth so as to get
them tit for market at the earliest possible
age���six months.
Tiiere arc many agricultural products
that have never bcen attempted in this
country, simply becausa attention Las not
been called to them. Experiments are
now being male witb a view to widening
our variety of production.
Any one may be always suspicious of a
horse if a man cracks a whip over him and
makes him "dance around" in iho stall,
This is done for the purpose of limbering
the horse up, especially if be has a spavin.
���[A Veterinary Surgeon.
In our opinion it was sheer laziness that
was responsible for the abandoned farms in
Ma i lusetu. When a farmer gets lazy
he is the laziest creature that disfigures
nature, and in return sh" always refusos lo
reward the work of his indolent hands, -
'  a -ini-i  Rupublican.
Enj ymonl of ihi Led i omforls ol
��� uniry life ihould i c thi wat hword ofthe
home.   Tin boy who isi unpolled to sloop
Dr. l'a I on. Ills Alma Mill Aspirations for
(lie \c�� Hebrides,
" You want to know more about the
slave trallic," said Dr. Paton to a Montreal
Witness correspondent the other day. "It
is simply terrible. You can have no conception of it here." This in brief is the story:
It was started you know in Queensland,
In 1SS5 a Royal Commission reported upon
it, "regulations" were placed on it.and since
then it is contended by its friends that all
the abuses have heen corrected and that it
is now no longer a slave trade but a genuine
labor trallic. liut it is still nothing but
slavery and in many cases worse. The sugar
planters want hands to work [their plantations. Ships are sent out to these islands
and with whiskey, all sorts of fair promises,
aud force when all other means fail,
are carried away to slavery and an early
death. At the close of 1S00 the traffio was
suppressed in Queensland, chielly through
the influence of Sir Samuel Griffith, the
Premier of that colony. Tho law did not
come into eliect until the first day of 1SII1,
so they mado all speed, put on all the extra
vessels they could find, and continued to
bring in their recruits until far inlo 1S01.
About the beginning of last year, 1802, Sir
Samuel Griffith suddenly announced liis
conversion lo the cause ho had opposed.
He urged that the plantations were being
ruined for the want of labor, and that the
trallic must be resumed. Dr. Paton wrote
to him remonstrating with him, but it was
no use. Dr. Paton cannot seo how the
closing of the trallic can account for the
decline of tho sugar industry in Queensland, as it is only a few months since tlie
planters ceased to get additional labor and
there are thousands of the Polynesians now
working there.
of the traffic, he points out, are the frightful immoralities of which in print no adequate description can be given. ' No decent
company,' he says, ' would stand to read or
hear one half of what I have seen.' Then
there is the old story of drink, which works
among them as it does everywhere else.
Th law forbids it, yet thoy get it. Oue
planter told him that he dreaded the Sabbath, for with the drink and extra leisure
on that day the time was spent in fighting
and he could hardly keep them from burning their houses and his own. They are
paid only fourpence a day, if thoy live to
get it, for work which the planter would
have to pay white men from five to eight
shillings. Yet in the Clarence and Richmond river districts in New Soulh Wales,
many small tanners and planters seem to
make a good living by producing sugar cane
by white labour, and wny should not those
in Queensland as well ? "Before Dr. Paton
and a number of other gentlemen on one
occasion, a planter put the following ques
lions toa number of his men :���" Are you
happy? Do you like plantation work ? Do
you get plenty of food? Would you like
to go back to your own islands?" They
replied "yes" to the firat questions and "no"
to the last, and he turned with delight to
his visitors and said, " See how happy they
are," etc. But when Dr. Paton asked the
poor fellows tho same questions in thoir own
language their answers were the very reverse
to get them taken homo to Taiina. Another evil is the depopulation of the islands,
The trallic has taken away some 70,000 of
the moat healthy lads and girls from tho
Nov. Hebrides and from other groups in
thesame proportions. And although those
taken are chielly the young and healthy yel
on account of the change of food, clothing
and bouses, and the long hours of work, the
mortality among tiicm has boon very great.
Through the planters' grood of gain many
thousands of them lie in Queensland buried
like dog".
Dr. Paton's testimony is strongly corroborated by other disinterested writers. Mr.
Hume Nisbel, in his book "A Colonial
j Tramp,'1 published iu 1801, writes :���"Per-
I sonally, from what i have seen of the black
South Sea Island trade I cannot discern
much difference between il, as ills, and the
negro catching ami slave dealing of America long ago. The ways of trapping them
are very liltle different; the transporting
lliem to Queensland is similar i and tho retaining of thom is as nearlyallko ns it could
possibly bo in reality, although to road the
laws concerning ii, it Is altogether a different and benevolent system, In the hotel
where 1 put up at Maryborough, the cup-
tain, supercargo and olliccrs of the ' Young
Dick' wore staying. Tho sloop ltsi-ll was
lying at anchor in the river, and I sketched
it from the verandah���a dean-built, swift
sailing vessel, the ideal of whal, in my
sohool boy days, 1 used to read about as a
pirate erafl. They were washing il down
and getting il ready for another voyage It
had como in a short time before, deluged
with blood, nnd filled wiih woiimlcil mini.
There had been a rising of lbe cargo Oil
board, much blood spilt, and many lives
lost, (this was in 18811), and they were now
filling it up with the consumptive exiles
whose time was up.''
Ilis   SlIITIIlllMllllOS.
Aa 1 waa returning from my walk this
morning I saw what I believe is a very
unusual thing���a green tree snake crossing
the road. Cobras and vipers are fond of
crossing tlie road, and in some places yon
cannot go nut for a walk without seeing
their "snaky wiles" impressed upon the
dust. A good man once assured me that
they do this on purpose to eat lhe dlist,and
so fulfil Genesis iii., 14. But the green
snake appears lo be exempted from the
curse, and you oftenosl find it festooning
the slender branches of some tree, or gliding over the twigs with a swift, imperceptible motion like a clear stream over a
massy rock. This one was crossing lho
road,. however, beyond a doubt when I
came upon it, audi was puzzled to know
what its object could bu. Of course, I
knew it was crossing the road because it
wanted to gel to the other side. That
occurred to me at the time. But I mean,
why did it want to got to the other side?
On tho other side, among the grass, was a
Lilian III,UK SN.'liU,
a cobra, I think, and if the green sua,,e
had accomplished Its purpose its next course
would have been down the black snake's
throat. But, al the sound of my footsteps
the black snake rustled away, and the gre-.u
snake gently raised its head and began
darting out ils long, forked tongue.    Why
U51T0I13 1,1 HIAIJABA.
Last year 233,-195 persons visited the
Victoria Niagara Falls Park (on the Canadian side), which wis nearly 40,000 leas
thau in 1891. Tlie falling oil' was in ths
carriage travel, the number ol foot passengers having increased nearly oao-quartei".
The now electric railway is likely lo cut
down thehackmen's receipts even more this
STATISTICS nf T|-|.r.i.!:AI'llV.
Morse's telegraph was made practical in
lS.'iT. The Western I'nioii now has 7."'.U05
miles of wire and sends 62,000,000 messages a year. The world's business is
transacted partly by means of 210,000,000
messages seni every year. In 18S3 there
were iu Kurope 41,130 telegraph ot'tioes.
The world in 1SSS had 707,600 miles of
telegraph wires.
When a horse is trotting a 2.20 gait his
feet move a little faster than a mile in 1.10.
As his bedy is moving at 2.20 and as each of
his feet when in contact with the ground
is stationary and then is picked up and
moved forward to take the next step, the
loot must move as much faster than the
body as to make the step, which is ve>
twice as fa3t.
So much do the parts of tbe body adapt
themselves to the mode of life o; an animal
that, if a single bom: 20G0 years old were
dug out of thr earth and   handed   to  a
o snakes dart out tlicir tongues in that i naturalist, he could tell whether the owner
foolish way ? Nobody knows, and 1 cannot I of il lived on lhe earth, in tbe air, or in the
ever begin to guess until 1 have got an an- | sea ; whether its food was tlesh, meat or
swer to another riddle more dillicult still���| herbs, or roots; whether its young Wus
why do snakes have those foolish tongues bom alive or born out of eggs, and a score
at all. I cannot think of any purpose of other things. This is thought by some
which the absurd instrument can serve. As | to be ono of the greatest evidences that tho
Tin more honesty a man has lhe
iflects the airs cf a saint,
a symbol it is perfect. If I were a painter
and my subject the old serpent, who is the
father of lies, whispering into the yot innocent oar of the mother of all living, just
such an oily, double tongue would I give
him. But the. green snako was not created
to be a symbol. All modern science is opposed to such an idea. But to return to the
snake. Tiiere it lay, a beautiful creature,
as green as the grass, nearly three feet long
and shaped liko the thong of a lady's hunting crop. Its head was iong and narrow,
with a peculiarly sharp snout, and its
EYE Ii.tl'lil! AND BKIilllT,
with a cross bar for a pupil. What does it
feed on? Its throat is scarcely thicker
than a goosequil jusl now, but what it can
stretch to I dare not say. I have lately
seen a photograph ofa python coiled around
a large black-faced monkey, The monkey
was in arliculo mortis, his countenance
just passing from pain into the placid sadness of death, and tho python was wound
about him, with its grim head resting coldly on his shoulder. The picturo was not o
fancy one, The python was found in that
position, not very far from where I now am,
Now lhe neck of that python was not
thicker than my wrist, but I am quite sure
that it would not have been r.t the trouble
to squeeze the life oul of that monkey if it
had not trusted it could swallow him. So
it may be that the green snake lives on
'itlle birds. It certainly did not appear to
have a guilty conscience as it lay there with
its head a little raised, looking strangely at
me. I touched it with my stick, und it
lifted ils head a little higher. Then 1 put
my stick under it gently and lifted it up,
If it had been dead it would have slid off
on one side or othcr, but being alivo, it
perched on the smooth stick as if its scales
had been so many little grasping feet, Its
tail hung down on one side, and on the
other its neck rose up in a beautiful curve,
like the letter S. It seemed rather surprised that a branch of a tree should have
come down to it and saved it the trouble
of climbing. It concluded that I was the
tree and began to advance along the stick
with the view of
and mounting my hat. Then it changed
its mind. It seemed to tliink I was not an
inviting sort of tree, not leafy or twiggy
enough���only au old, mossgrown trunk.
I really wonder what was pass'ng through
the strange creature's brain. But, I do
not think it has a brain, uot having, in
truth, any proper place to keep one. Suoh
brain matter as it requires to get through
life with is spun out into a sort of chord,
threading the beads of its supple spine.
This is why a snake seeniB to tliink and
act all over its length. Long alter yoa
have silenced its head the tail gocaon protesting. It is the boasted principle of
local self-government; there is nothing
now under the sun. However, there must
be some pretence of a central directing
authority in tho polity of this snake, for
it oan apparently form a purpose and
take measures to carry it out. 1 sec that
it has decided to drop oil'my stick into the
gross, Iiy degrees it lets itself down till
ils head is near the ground, while its tapering tail is wound firmly round the stick.
Then the weakness of all such systems
comes out.The tail refuses toobey orders and
will not let go. Then thc head comes back
losee what is the matter, climbing up its
own neck with easy grace. But when it
h;.i got half way up, it re-considers the
matter and allows that lho toil bus a right
to ils own opinion. Then general vacillation
sols in. Every part begins lo aet for itself
with wonderful energy, producing most
beoiiliful offeolB, ourves and twists and
graceful swaying motions, all tending nowhere. Meanwhile I, who am not troubled
with local self-government, was making
substantial progress homewards. When I
hod found a nice grassy plot, 1 lowered my
stick and lho snake slid away wondering
whore oil the agitation ol the last hail* hour
had landed il.
Horrors of a Huisian Convict Settlement
An Odessa journal has published a recital
by an individual who has lived at Saghalion
of tho horrors accompanying enforced residence in thai laland, which far oxcoodod
lhe sufferings rolated of Siberian exile.
Evory year hundreds of the unwilling residents In Saghallen mako thoir escape from
their miserable lot only to die from hunger
and cold. EsoapcB lake place, especially iu
winter, when the tea of Okhotsk, separating
lhe island from the mainland, is frozen, and
IHO versts of ice musl be crossed. All those
Bent to the island are said lobe dangerous
What's wilhin our ken, owl-like,we blink
at, and direct our search to (arthesi Ind in
quest of novelties, whilst horo al home,
upon our very thresholds, ten thou m I
less ho | objects hustle inlo view of interest wonderful,
world was planned out by an Omnipotent
Creator, and is not thc icsull of chance.
rilll.l) LABOR IVEIItiH'E,
Thc age at whicli children are permitted
to work in Austria, according to the latest
coissularreports, is 12 years; also iu Ii- igium,
France, the Netherlands and Sweden In
Denmark, (ireat Britian aud Italy it is 10
years; in Germany 13, and Switzerland 11
years. In Germany and Sweden children
under Uyearsarc uol permitted to work more
than six hours daily: In Denmark, six rxda
half, Austria, right; France, ten. and in
England not more than four and a half
hours of uilinterupted labor at a lime is
permitted. Italy allows eight hours up lo
12 year.., when the lestrietion is removed,
A return moved by Sir Charles Dilke has
been presented to the Parliament by Mr.
Herbert Gladstone, showing the registered
electors throughout the Uuited Kingdom.
According to the return the total number
for Scotch burghs or groups of burghs is
258,593, The University of Edinburgh has
7154 ; St. Andrew's, 1514 ; Glasgow, 4000 ;
and Aberdeen, ,'144S; making a total of 17,-
100. Thai of the counties or divisions of
counties is 343,392, making a grand total
for the whole of Sci land of 618,091. The
general summary shows���England and
Wales,4,862,758jScotland,619,091: Ireland,
747,271���a grand to- il of 11,22: \ 12".
Sharks in tha English Channel-
Writing irom Mevagissey to the Times,
"Long-Liner" Bays :���Since the yachting
season is now at its height and the present
tropical weather may induce both the owners pud crews of these vessels to indulge in
a dip overboard when hove n, or during a
calm, f am desirous to avert a catastrophe
by making known through the medium o
your columns, that the wateis of the westf
ern portion of the Knglish Channel at this
moment abound with sharks oi such size as
to render tbem dangerous to human life.
Both professional aud omati ur sea fishermen can bear testimony to the presence of
thoso unwelcome visitors. As 1 write the
pilchard drivers ou tlie quay are repairing
the rents made by sharks in'ing away the
meshed fish together with the net thot held
them. Last week three out of four lines that
I had down f ir ..luting were carried away,
bnl I aught the depredator and recovered
the gear���a sba.k 5ft long. One pilchard
boat alone caught six of these lish, another four, and all suffered by damage to
nets and gear. Two of the sharks hauled
up alongside exceeded Oft in h igth, and a[
larger li- 'i carried away ti'i fa'lhoms of line.
All this h ippcned within two miles ol the
const. Having livedfor yeatson the shores
of a shorn i11f������=to,i sea, and knowing that
monsters ol tins Size ore dangerous to life
ami lin.I', 1 trouble you with thi3 letter in
order that bathers���botween Plymouth and
Falmouth at least���may lake warn ng and
avoid i vory real and serious risk.
Death of an Amazon in England'
Bur ih, oneof the company oi Amazons
now, \-hibiling at lhet>ysialPa!aci:,London,
has died at lhe Norwood Cottage Hospital,
Burab, it appears, was taken ill at tin
Palace with an affection of the lungs, ant}
was removed lo the Cottage Hospital.
Burab, upon beiug admitted to tin ward,
refused to lio mi tiie bed, and porsiuted ia
lying upon tho floor, The nurse placed the
mattress ipon tho floor, and after being ia
the hospital twenty-four hours Burall appeared to revive wonderfully, and In asking
nurse for the doctor sbe said " Medicine
man good," and, to use he nurse's own
words, I'm rah bore her acute suffering with
tliegr latest of patience, and waa an cxamplo
to man; English people. Later her case
bei*nu less hopeful, and sbe overheard the
nurse say "n rah is weaker," ,nd the
black .ii. nickly answered, " Yes, I'se
wc,!.' ��� ' and lool ing very earnestly in the
fuel of the nurso, liurah held up her hands
and drew the nurse's attention to hei inger
nails, winch were of a pure white. De-
ceased said, "iiy nails arc .-i-k. I dio,
I die.'1 and the big ti irs   lulled down  her
checks. Burah gradually gol worse, ai.d
passed away, much to the regret of tl".
nurses and medical stall, who were men
anxious to save her,   Although Ate had
only I in the hospital two day. she had
by liernratitiidoandp'.i isanl manner made
all the -'I very mm h att lehed i iheir
uol ii.rd i  tient,
A Shew ir of AntS'
A euriiius phenomi n in has j nt o* currcd
at the village of liamlingay, In Cambridgeshire, Eng, A dense cloud was obai rved to
be passing over, whi I li nlyl urst, ind,
to the astonishment of the villagers, il ��� is
seen to be i i u wt r ol am- u I sin i ir
wingi-,1 insects iple and tin
became - i I cd with thorn, an I thoy
swarmed in millions, Every step takeu
orushed hundre Isoi them. i ,'i A   A    '
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^tittaj' : ��� 2' lord   ��� ex. i Commission agent.
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:.;i' poii ' ol tbo n    '   m] uii i"    li -
triot in tbe provi) ������-.   I il      Ison is
;': the south-: t corner of tbe pro
posed Si uth Kootoui y Diviaioi, an I
would I- on be ousted from her proud
'���noiiitioc by some town wbioh would
rii ���[ up" nearer tbo centre,   li tbe
plnoo papers wish to retain the im-
burtance of their town as the chief
b#iu��6s  point  of  a  distriot tbey
���should insist ou the retention of tbe
present districts of East and West
Kootonay, mid tho justice  of  the
bitter being given two members. Por
eleotoml purposes wo think it would
be i lore convenient Eo* Revelstoke
Division to include tin districts tribn-
��� ��� to I be Arrow Lukes from Fire
Valley northward; aud tbe country
tributary to Kootennry Luko and
River, bb woll ns tbe Columbia Boutb
of Fire Valley, to belong to Nelnou j
Electoral Division.   Wost Kootenny '
lias become famous us a rich mining
country, nud as West Kootenay it
Sh. mid atill be known,
Front Streel,
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Catered for.
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ltANGES.-Palaee, Gem, Ideal, Jubilee.
COOK-STOVES.-Alberta, Jubilee, Clarence. Florence.
PARLOR STOVES.-Franklin, Evening Star, Keystone,
BOX STOVES.���Vulcan, Fulton, *&c.
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Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
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Eevelstoke Station.
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Is sittiated at tlie head of the North-East Arm of Upper
Arrow Lukei It is the easiest point from which to enter the
remarkably rioh mines of the Lardeau and Fish Creek Districts, [twill have the advantage of both rail and steam.
boat lines. Tbe C.PaR, will b, gin the building; of a line from
Revelstoke to tlieN.E. Arm of Arrow Lake as soon as the
weather will permit.   LARDEAU i.s at the head of nnvign
-UiUvrcai   a.-.. j ���,.���,,,���,
WK' vn\'.3 CAKE k specialty.   Ition on this Arm, apd will be the terminus of steamers nnd
I tlmt "I Hie Lardeau & Kootenay Railway. Tiiere is uo
question lhat the Rich Mining; Districts which are tributai-y
t'> LARDEAU will attract thousands of Prospectors and
Capitalists during the j>i eseni season, and tb.-.t a huge town
ivill grow up nt that point. The history of Kaslo will be
repeated at LARDEAU this year,and investor;- in Kooteuay
properly should study the situatiou. Kaslo, in many instances, has already repaid from ,*>00 to 1,000 per cent, to
Kooteuay La i e
L 'I , r:
j'Otl./li and dressed, .-:liii'-'   -. I...i'i i.
Monldii gi, 8. ���   i   i1" ".,
Glum   ���      ilwuyis
I iipai if) K),OI Oft. per diem.
Tha wisdom of an investment in LARDEAU is
without question.
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0,, 139     ���   vi! Street, Vancouver.
G    ���'���-   I      UARDSON & CO., 57 Jameson Building, Spokane,
tt. il. LEE, P.L.S., KAMLOOPS.
DAVID F. D01   -i \-   Resident Agent, Lardeaa.
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Cleaned, Repaired, Altered
and put in good shape;
Furniture k Undertaking-
Has n large Stock of Household Furniture. Coffini!- Cnskctf^
Shrouds ha. The Story of Eddy, Who Never Was Beady-
Once on a time lived a, dear little boy,
Moreover, a very queer little boy,
v.'lio alwaya wasoalling " Please wait!"
Ho was never ready for morning prayers,
Ho was lust to rise nnil last upstairs;
At breakfast, dinner, and lunch, his head
Popped into the room wheu tho grace was
He wns always a little too late:
And all the time it was, "Hurry up, Eddy,
You're sure to be late, you never are ready!
Hc went, In undignified haste, pell-mell,
Jnto the school at tho tardy-boll,
Forgetting his book and his slate;
He walked to church and to Sunday-school,
Because to ride it was always the rule,
To be on time,  It was mother's dread
He'd not get in till tho lesson was real,
lici-auso he was always too lato;
And every Sabbath 'twas " Hurry up, Eddy,
You're sure to bo late, you never are ready!
Vacation time came, they wcre ttoinz abroad,
Harry and Susy and Nelly and Maud ;
Tho? went through the steamer's gate,
Thc plank was drawn in to thc grief of the
flock, ..
When Eddy rushed breathlessly out on thc
dock ������,
His fattier said from thc dock, "V, t roam,
But vou must spend your vacation at homo,
Kor this habit of being too late.'' ,
And the waves seemed to mock him with
"Hurry up Eddy,
You're always late, you novorare ready!"
Ho grew to a man; but habits aro tilings
That boys must battle, they do not tako wings.
He never was useful nor great.
They plucked him at college, in businoss you 11
He never succeeds who is always behind.
The girl that ho loved had pationco sublime,
But was won by the man who was always on
Sho said. "You're a littic too lato,
Kor Cupid don't wait for a laggard. Eddy,"
Tho will that achieves is prompt and is steady,
The world moves ahead if a man isn't ready.
The First Wrong Act.
I was in the town ofB on business for
the firm with which I was connected, A
famous trial was in progress at the courthouse, and it was the topic of conversation.
William Moreton, a young man, was on
trial for burglary. What attracted attention was the intelligent appearance of the
prisoner, his good conduct while awaiting
his trial, and his seemingly sincere repentance.
He was a stranger in the town. He had
come there a day or two before the burglary, and had been caught in the act. He
would not tell where he came from nor anything about his family or his past life. No
one believed that he gave his true name,
and this air of mystery added interest to
the case.
Getting through with my business early
in the afternoon, I dropped into the courthouse to pass away the time, as I could not
leave town until the next day. When I got
a good look at the prisoner I knew him.
His name was Morton Williams, and he had
been a schoolmate of mine.
The case was given to the jury a few
minutes after I arrived, and in half an hour
they brought in a verdict of guilty, and he
was sentenced to two years in the penitentiary.
That evening I obtained permission and
visited the prisoner. He knew n-.e. He
recognized me, he said, the moment I entered the court room. I had not seen or heard
oi him tm fourteen years.
"I am sorry to find you in this condition,"
I said after shaking hands.
"1 am sorry yon find me In it," he said,
"but it's, my own fault."
"When I loft Millbury, fourteen years
ago," I said, "you had juit commenced to
clerk for DeLong, in his store."
"Ves," he replied, with a sigh, "there is
where my first wrong act was committed.
I want to tell you about it. If young men
who are tempted could only see the end of
the road they enter when they commit the
first wrong act, they would never commit
Hc was silent for a while, evidently calling up events in his past life. He was the
son of a farmer, His father and mother
were worthy, God-tearing people, and his
only sister was a teacher in fhe public
schools of his native town.
"I was sixteen when 1 entered DeLong's
store as a clerk," ho resumed. "I was
thrown into the society of other clerks, and
young men in various positions. I was
constantly invited to drink beer and smoke
cigars, aud though I refused for some time,
I at last fell. I took my first drink. It was
not long until I could smoke and drink beer
without thinking much about it. Then I
was enticed to billiards and cards.
"All this time I kept my new accomplishments from the knowledge of my parents
and my employer. I did not neglect business, and every Sunday I would spend at
"We had a kind of a club, composed of a
dozen young fellows about ir.y age. We
rented a room wheie we met at night to
play cards, drink, smoke, sing, and 'enjoy
ourselves,' as we termed it.
" My salary was uot large enough to
stand all this expense, and I got into debt.
I owed a hundred dollars that I lost in
gambling. I did not dare lo ask father for
money, and my debts must he paid. It was
my duty to deposit the day's surplus cash
iu the bank, One day the cash amounted
to just fl,120, I kept tho $120 and deposited the thousand. I had a fountain pen,
and alter getting back to the store I went
Into a private room, erased the necessary
figures, and made them correspond to the j
amount I received. I knew the false record
would lie discovered, and that niglit 1 left
Millbury.   1 had become acquainted with
two or threo traveling men in C , and I
went there.
" Father settled the matter with lie
Long and there was no fuss made. I got
oil'easy, and it encouraged me in llie downward course.    1 could get no employment
in C for some time, but finally secured
a place behind a bar. A month before this
I would have considered it an insult to be
told that I would ever drop eo low as to
attend bar. liut I waB ' bard up' and he-
sides, my conscience was becoming calloused A year before I would have resented the
thought even that I could ever become a
drinker and a gambler. Hut it is easy to
go down.   All you neod to do i.s to let go.
" A bartender is thrown with men of the
worst clauses, and in tlieir oompany I soon
found myself without any anchor. 1 was
adrift, on the flea ol sinful pleasures and
" 1 drifted from one thing to another for
years, 1 niton resolved to abandon the life
I was leading and go back home. Hut die
memory of my first crime kept me back.
Two months ago 1 hiicanie a 'tramp,' and
bogged my way to this place, sleeping in
barns and outhouses or  under haystacks.
have had time to reflect. My punishment
is just. I shall serve out my sentence, and
then, with the help of the Almighty, I shall
lead a better life. If I ever can win character and station, I shall go back to my father
and mother, and try to make some amends
for the pain and sorrow I have caused them.
" I changed my name when I left Millbury. My parents believe I am dead.
Don't undeceive them. Promise that you
will never let any one know who I really
am until I give you liberty to do so.''
I gave the promise and left him bowed
down with remorse but animated by a desire to become a better man. Alas, it was
too late ! A year later I saw the announcement of bis death in the prison.
Boys, beware of the first wrong act. Preserve your innocence. If you never take the
first drink you will never acquire the accursed habit,and will never be a drunkard.
Drink leads to all other crimes. It destroys
character, conscience, manhood, health,and
the soul itself. Preserve your innocence.
It will be worth mort to you some day than
all else besides. Keep away from places
where drink is sold. Shun all immoral
places; Avoid companionship that will
pull you down, and choose that which will
lift you up and will help you to an upright,
honest, clean, noble, Christian manhooi"
Keep your souls clean. You can never get
rid of the effects of sin. Every wrong act
leaves a scar that will always remain, even
though by repentance the wound is healed
Wales and Mniuiuoutli Miner* Beluri lo
The strike of the coil miners of South
Wales and Monmouthshire has not proved
the great industrial convulsion that its
magnitude and the determination of its
organizers threatened. One hundred thousand men at the order of the Miners' Federation quit work on the 23th of July because
the employers refused to advance wages 20
per cent. This ill-advised step, taken in
haste, is being repented at leisure, and now
70,000 of the miners have returned to work
on their employers' terms, convinced by
the grim persuasions of hunger that they
were playing a losing game. The strike
furthered the interests only of mine owners,
who seized the opportunity, which was
literally a golden one, to raise prices. Thus
tbe strikers could make coal dearer, but
not labour. They realized that they were
fighting, not oppression, but depression,
which irresistibly tends to force men
or altogether out of employment. The
voluntary retirement from work would
therefore appear to be illogical in the circumstances. It should have been a source
of satisfaction and thankfulness to the colliers that, instead of foregoing an advance,
they had not been called upon to concede a
reduction in wages as a condition
necessary to the continuance of mining operations. The army of strikers,
though large, could not force on such a
suspension of coal-consuming industries as
to ptoduce an industrial deadlock, for the
reason that other great coal fields of Britain kept up their proportion ofthe fuel supply. The great output of the Durham and
Northumberland mines continued undiminished despite the appeals from Wales to
in the name of fraternity to stop. But
once bitten, twice shy. The Durham miners had made one historic strike a year aud
a half ago, and though they and their
families suffered terrible privations to make
it a success, it failed of its purpose, and
they had to capitulate on the owners' conditions. They were rather mutinous at the
time the Welsh miners went out, and showed quite a firm front in support of an advance of 15 to ll! 1-2 per cent., but their
bitter recollections ol last year kept them
from striking. They consequently went to
work to keep up the supply while their
fellows of Wales were idle to exhaust it,
and this way helped to bring the latter to
subjection after a month's very serious
play-day. The " canny" Scotch miners
haa also stopped short of a strike, and
signified their protest against low wages by
working only four days a week, their object being to bring up
and thereby of labor,by restricting the output. The thirty thousand miners of Wales
and Monmouthshire who have not yet returned to work are likely to do so very
soon, as with production reinforced by the
seventy thousand who have accepted the
mine owners' conditions, they can no longer
hope to enforce the advance. The labour
of the coal miners is the basis of British
industry, which would be completely under
mined by a long simultaneous strike of all
the colliers. But a simultaneous strike is
hard to bring about, and fitful, sectional
strikes only assist the depression. An
organized strike of British miners would
soon close all the manufactories, stop the
railways, paralyse business, and probably
bring about a general industrial insurrection. It was through this chaos that the
Welsh miners tried to open lhe way to
higher wages, but, lacking the concurrence
of tbe northern miners, the fortunately did
not do lhe great harm that was to be instrumental to tlieir purpose.
Honorin-r Scott-
The Duke of Argyll, the Karl of Rosebery
and the Karl of Aberdeen were among the
distinguished Scotsmen who sent wreaths
of llowers and heather to decorate the statue of Sir Walter Scott In Glasgow in honor
ofthe hundred and twenty-second anniversary of the great writer's birthday. The
monument, which stands in George square,
Edinburgh, was magnificently decorated.
About ltl.OOO people were present at the
meeting around it, and speeches by local
dignitaries were loudly applauded. The
keynote of the orations was contained in a
sentence spoken by Rev. T. Somervillo :
" 01 all the kings, mighty men of valor.and
princes who have adorned and exalted this
laud, Scott was undoubtedly the chief."
If we have a friend we thereby acquire a
new motive for keeping ourselves Btrong
and cheerful,in order not to alllict him with
our uuhappiness,
So long as he must fight his way, the man
of genius pushes forward, conquering and
to conquer. But how often is ho at last
overcome by a Capua 1 Ease and famo bring
sloth ami ilumber,
When It is 12 noon in England it is 9:18
p, in. at Yokohama, Japan.
Of British birds the cuckoo has the smallest egg in proportion to its size,
The obelisks of Egypt were raised into
place by instruments like onr cranes.
In the Lackawanna coal mines the average monthly boring is over .'(,000 feet.
It has been computed that about 30,000,
000 babies are born into the world each
Vessels salute each other at sea by dip
ping their colors over the ta ffrail in the
ship's wakp.
The first degree of doctor of medicine
was given in England in 1209, that of do;
tor of music in 1463,
Tobacco, cigars, cigarettes and the usu al
mixture are forbidden from entering New
Zealand by parcel post.
The famous bridge conitructed by Queen
Nitocris at Babylon and described by Dio
dams was five furlongs long.
Bushmen and negroes possess a more
prominent and narrow chest than the white
races, whose chest is broader and Hatter.
"Lame Duck" is an expression applied to
a defaulting member of the stock exchange
When he sails he is said to "waddle off the
By the death of her husband, just after
the wedding feast, Miss Bettie S. Echard,
of Staunton, Va., was maid, bride and widow within ten hours' time.
As an indication of how the slave trade
survives iu Africa, it is stated that last
summer a caravan of 10,000 camels and
4,000 slaves left Timbuctoo for Morocco
One of the largest wire cables ever made
has been completed by a Liverpool firm,
The rope has a continuous length of four
and a half miles and weighs over twenty-
five tons.
Out of seventy-six Irish kings who ruled
between A, D. 4 and 1172, no fewer than
52 died violent deaths either in battle, by
murder, or by thunderbolts (by the latter
three were slain,)
In the fifteenth century the first glass
mirrors were made in Germany by a blowpipe and were convex. The first manufactory of glass mirrors for sale was established
in Venice early in the sixteenth century.
At Warwick Castle there is a Shakespearean garden tended by Lady Brooke. In it
grow and blossom every flower and shrub
named by the poet. The first specimen in
it was planted by the Prince of Wales,
At St. Francis, Fla., a sportsman being
out of bait, lit a bull's-eye lantern and displayed the light on the water. In a few
minutes' time four large bass jumped into
his boat, evidently being attracted by the
Byron's household, according to Shelly,
consisted, besides servants, of ten horses,
eight enormous dogs, three monkeys, five
cats, an eagle, a crow and a falcon, and
all except the horses weut to and fro in the
house at their pleasure.
In 1SC0 the Gloire, French plated frigate,
and the Warrior, English plated frigate,
were both launched. The Warrior was
then the largest vessel in the world save the
Great Eastern���380 feet long,,"i8 feet beam,
6,170 tons, 4A-ineh armor.
The most singular ship in the world is
the Polyphemus, of the British navy. Itis
Bimply a long steel tube, deeply buried iu
the water, the deck rising only four feet
above the sea. It carries no mast or sails,
and is used as a ram and torpedo boat.
During the early spring a robin in building its nest used, among other things, a
sprig of geranium,which later on took root,
and since the middle of July has been
blooming with a3 much beauty as though it
were planted in a well kept flower bed.
For some time past the congregation of a
church near Oakland, 111., has been bothered with honey bees. Recently they decided to investigate, and in removing part of
the wall on one side found a large bed of
honey. Over seven tubs of honey were
takeu out and the bees successfully hived.
Twenty miles from Newcastle, Northumberland County, N.B., a deposit of natural paint (98 per cent, oxide of irou) has
been discovered, and so pure that it does
not need refining or even manuafacture,
since it is ready for mixing with oil in the
proportion of two pounds of paint to a gallon of oil,
Killikiniek, or kinikinick, which the Indians are in tlie habit of mixing with tobacco, is rapidly becoming extinct. Several
plants have received this name, but they
have no right to it. The true herb is tho
inside bark of a young willow, and, when
smoked alone, makes a mild and pleasant
Rainmakers have a rival in J. M. Matthews, of San Antonio, Texas, who is working on a new rainmaking process. Ho is
building a lingo revolving wheel with
which to produce a cyclonic pressure
of hot air upon the cold stratum of air
above the earth, and thus condense the
moisture in the hot air into raindrops.
Slavery has been abolished in Siam in
name, but it can never bo abolished in fact,
for the slaves have no means of supporting
themselves outside their masters'liouaes.
Every member of the Siamose upper classes
can fetter liis servants or throw thom into
prison without any kind of trial or permission being necessary.
In Berlin no animal may be killed for
food nnder a hoavy penalty except at the
municipal slaughter-house, Evory animal
is not only submitted to a closo sciontific
investigation, but spocimons of its blood
aud tissues aro examined under powerful
microscopes, forty-five femalo microscopists
with eyes trained to tho work being constantly employed.
It is no common thing in South America
to see a malo ostrich strutting about followed by three or four distinct broods, all of
differont sizes. When the inoubating process iB completed the cock bird loads his
young ones oil, and if he moots another
proud papa engages in a terrific combat
with bim. Tho vanquished bird retires
without a Bingle chick, while the othcr.sur-
rounded by the two liroodu, walks proudly
It is estimalod that tho number of bodies
embalmed in Egypt from B,0,2000,when the
art is supposed to have been first practiced,
tn A, 1). 700, when it ceased, amounted to
420,000,000. Another estimate places tlie
total number of mummies at 741,000,000,
but this is based upon the extension of tho
A German inventor has produced an electric cane lamp. The handle of the cane
contai an i 'candescent lamp, the two
poles of which arc connected with the plates
of a battery. Bolow this is a small chamber
to carry the battery 11 uid. When it is desired to use the lamp the cap is tuken o!f
and the cane inclined so that the liquid it
contains comes in contact with the electrodes. A current is thus produced that
will, il is asserted, keep the light going for
an hour.
Birds have very acute vision, perhaps the
most acute of any creature, and the sense
is also more widely ditl'used over the retina
than is the case with man, consequently a
bird can see sideways as well as objects in
frontof it. A bird sees, showing great uneasiness in consequence,a hawk long before it is
visible to man. So, too, fowls and pigeons
find minute scraps of food, distinguishing
them from what appear to us exactly similar pieces of earth or gravel.
Beef, says a writer on Chinese customs,
is much supplanted in the celestial empire
by horse flesh. The poor eat horses that
have done their work and died, but for the
rich a special breed of horses is preserved,
whose function is to bc fattened and nothing else. These horses are tiny of stature
and possesss but little strength. Their inherited capacity for waxing fat on the
cheapest straw and garbage is a tribute to
natural selection and the genius of Chinese
In China before a letter is mailed or delivered to the carrier its contents are displayed, and the keeper of the letter shop
then sigushis "chop," or sign, so that its
point of origin may be determined. Parcels may be transmitted in the same manner,
the charge for carrying being a percentage
of their declared value, The shopkeeper
gives a receipt for the letter or package,
and he thus becomes responsible for its safe
delivery or its return to the sender with
seal unbroken.
The red and fallow deer whioh formerly
roamed through the English forests had a
habit of scraping up the earth with their
fore feet to the depth of several inches,
sometimes even of half a yard. The
stranger passing through these woods was
frequently exposed to the danger of tumbling into one of the hollows, when he might
be said truly to bo "in a scrape." The
college students of Cambridge, in their
little perplexities, picked up and applied
the phrase to other perplexing matters
which had brought a man morally into a
For centuries the mud wasp has built its
cells of soft mud; in the bottom of these
cells the female lays its minute egg, building its mud home just, the size that the
young will be when grown. Before closing
this mud-walled cell the wasp catches a
suitable sized spider, injects into its body
a fluid that causes it to remain torpid
through the winter until with the warmth
of returning spring the wasp grows, consuming the spider for food, thus gaining
strength to break the mud walls and emerge
into the outer world a full-winged insect.
And yet no mud wasp from the beginning
has ever seen its young.
itrilish Utile In linlla���IVIial Each Race
Deslra-Evlls ��r (Ito Tariff Wall.
E.C. Banatwala, a Parsee merchant, of
Bombay, was in Toronto the other day on
his way from China, via Vancouver and
Chicago, to Britain. His chief interest in
the World's Fair was that of establishing
an Indian trade with this continent. " Honesty is the best policy," is a cardinal
article in Mr. Banatwala's business creed.
The Parsees, who have become wealthy in
business, he remarked, amassed their fortunes because of their thorough integrity.
They could bo trusted, and were trusted
when many of them ware poor, and the
trust thus reposed was a backing bettor
than gold. Character has told in Parsee
success in Bombay, and he testified to the
large number of his countrymen who
deserved the name of honest men.
Speaking of the position of British affairs
in the Eastern Empire, Banatwala said thc
Hindus would be glad to see one of their
own race rule in India, and hoped it might
be an actuality before long. They were
opposed to any revolution for tho purpose
of securing this, because they feared that
in the strugglo the wealthy would lose all
and the poor gain nothing.
The Mohammedans mado no secict of
their desire to see the Sultan of Turkey
ruler of all the faithful. Their desire does
not appear to be within the bounds ot probability.
Regarding Banatwala's own people, the
Parsees, the distinguished traveller said
they desired the continuance of British
rule, and would resist any attempt by
Russia or any other power to upset or
weaken the influence of Britain in India.
Ho thought the Christians who really
desired to benefit India should send out
carpenteis, weavers and mechanics generally to teach the natives how to work.
A Family Affair.
Considerable scandal is being caused in
'raguu by an affair which is shortly to ond
in tho law courts thero. Count Ootavla
Kiosky, who bus a large ostato in Bohemia,
livo years ago married a servant girl. She
wai lis, ho 80. Countess Kinsky has called
upm herself the wrath of the whole Kinsky
family, who are now laking legal Hteps
against her. Sho has caused the splendid
forests to be cut down, and i.s charged by
her husband's family with exhausting the
estato In order to mako all the money she
can out of it during her husband's lifetime.
Ie has no sons, and the nephews who are
his heirs have now appealed to law, as it is
not allowoil to make such use of trust property. Tho Countoss ia said to be very extravagant in her behavior. One of her husband's forest officials did not salute her respectfully enough, and tho noxt day the
ordor appeared that all the forcht people on
tiie estate, from the highest to the lowest,
must shave in future. She knew, of course,
that the forester s greatest prido is his long
The cheese mite is more tenacious of life
than any other insect. Leuweuhoeck glued
oue to a pin in order to make a microscopical examination, and in this situation it
lived eleven wepks.
The pain caused by the bite oi a mosquito
is caused by a fluid poison injected by the
insect into the wound in order to make the
blood thin enough to flow through the mosquito's throat.
The mason bee builds a nest of mortar.
Being economical of labor, this insect will
repair an old nest rather than build a new,
and desperate battles for the possession of a
nest sometimes take place.
The upholsterer bee Hues her nest with
the leaves of flowers, always choosing such
as have bright colors. They are invariably-
cut in circles so exact that no compass
would make them more true.
In order to save distance the termites
often construct bridges from one gallery to
another. Smeathman found one such, built
with a gothic arch half an inch broad, a
quarter of an inch thick and ten inches 1 ag.
South American ants have been known to
construct a tunnel three miles in length, a
labor for them proportionate to that which
would be required for men to tunnel under
the Atlantic from New York to London.
When Cavendish and Dudley first landed
in the West Indies they saw an infinite
number of lights moving in the forest, and
supposing the Spaniards were upon them
retreated to their ships. The lights were
caused by fire-flies.
Many larva of beetles and other insects
are used for food ; the bees give honey acl
wax, the coccus manna and co -(lineal, " .e
Spanish fly a blistering drug, the gall a-
sects an astringent aud the silk worn an
article of dress.
Aneas Silvius devotes nearly fifty p.ges
of his natural history to the battle betwe.n
ants which took place on the trunk of a
pear tree. He says in conclusion : "This
action was fought in the first year of ths
pontificate of Eugenius IV,"
The male wasps and hornets are the
scavengers of the community, being required to keep the nest clean. They remove the
bodies of the dead, and when these are too
heavy they bite off the head and divide tbe
body again at the waist.
The green ants of Australia make nests by
bending leaves together and uniting them
with a kind of natural glue, uook saw
hundreds at a time on one leaf drawing it
to the ground, while an equal number waited to receive, hold and fasten it.
The utility of the mosquito has been fully
demonstrated by etomologists. Born and
reared in pestilential swamps, this insect
does valuable work by consuming animal
and vegetable matter, which, if allowed to
decompose, would still further poison the
Many years ago a beekeeper, named Wild
man, surprised all Europe with the ease
with which he handled bees, compelling a
swarm to settle where he pleased. His
secret was to get possession of the queen
bee, when the others would follow wherever
she was placed.
Termite laborers at their work are always
attended by a soldier ant, who saunters
about with his hands in his pockets. At
intervals he strikes thc wall or ground with
his head and is at once answered by a hissing sound from the workers, who immediately redoubled their speed.
The most curious thing about the butterfly is the size o: the case from which the in-
seat proceeds, compared with the size of
the insect's body. The case is rarely more
than an inch long and a quarter of au inch
in thickness; the butterfly covers a surface
of nearly 4 inches square,
'hey that govern mako least noise, as
tbey that row the barge do work ami puff
and sweat, while he that governs sits quietly at tho stern and scarce is seen to stir.
Every author in somo  degree portrays
msclf in his works, oven if it be against
hiti will.
Hardships of a Shipwreciei Crew-
The Pacific Steam .Navigation Company's
steamer Potosi, which arrived in the Mersey
on Tuesday from South America, landed
the captain and seven ot* the crew of the
barque Argyleshire, 70S tons, owned by-
Messrs, Thomas Lowe S Co., of Glasgow,
which was lost among the Falkland islands
in June last, The vessel left Glasgow for
Valparaiso, under the command of Captain
Chalmers, with a crew of 17 hands, and alt
went well until they arrived about the latitude of the River Plate, when they encountered very stormy weather, which lasted
four weeks, and did considerable damage,
carrying away the bowsprit and several
sails. The vessel also sprang aleak. They
sighted land on June 17���one of the Falkland Islands���and tried to clear the islet
under short canvas, but the vessel would
not answer her helm, and she ran ashore.
Tho crew were unable to bring away anything, and it was only with difficulty they
managed to save themselves in tlieir boats,
the lifeboat having got damaged, On this
barren and desolate islet they lived several
days upon limpets and wild fowl, till at last,
having managed to repair the lifeboat, they
made their way to Carcase Island, where a
passing schooner picked them up and conveyed them to West Point, from which
place they were sent on to Port Stanley
In due time they left this place for Monte
Video, whence those who reached Liverpool were sent home by the British Consul.
The remainder joined other vessels at,
Monte Video.
An Improved Gatling Gun,
The British naval and military authorities are engaged in testing an improved
Galling uun. The only perceptible difference in the weapon is that it is provided
with a new kind oi feeder;but this exercises
a great effect upon its value, The old
method was to drop the cartridges into an
opening, whence they were carried to their
position, but, as the result, the gun could
not be used when pointed upwards or downwards, except to a moderate degree. The
result of the new feeder, it is claimed, is
that tho gun can bc fired in auy position at.
the rate of .''!'2ll times per minute, or should
a small electric motor be used, at the rate
of 50OI) times a minute, while auother asserted advantage is that the cartridges are
thus shielded from the effect of the rain.
The present testing of the gun by our
authorities is with a view to its extensive
 m i��
We are apt to mistake our vocation by
looking out ol the way for occasions to exercise great and rare virtues, and by stepping over the ordinary ones that lie direct-
ly In the road before us.
Poverty, labor, and calamity arc not
without their luxuries, which the rich, the
indolent and tho fortunate in vain seek
for. KUUI
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. For
the NEXT THIRTY DAYS corners will be sold at $150 and insides
For further particulars apply to
at the Head Office, Nelson, B.C., or to
Local Agent,


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