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VOL. V*
&EVELSTOXU, WEST E0OTENAY,  B.Cm FEBRUARY I, 1894.
No. 34.
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. "the Quadrille Club's danoe Thursday night was well attended and
partners were plentiful,
Messrs. DucheBnay and Walkem,
C.P.R. engineers, assisted by a staff
of helpers, are engaged taking soundings just below Bevelstoke bridge for
the final selection of the location of
the proposed steel structure over the
Columbia, on which work will be
Commenced in the fall.
E, F. Dunn is doing good service.
During the week he has been the
beans of adding 45 names to the
Voters1 list. This number added to
the 79 who have registered since the
publication of the August list brings
the total for Revelstoke Division up
to 360, with another hundred to hear
' from.
When Mr. J. T. Nault's scow was
laid up at the big.bluff near the
Green Slide last November on account
of the ioe jam, she carried among her
cargo a quantity of brandy, whisky
and Hudson Bay rum in barrels.
Whilst Mr. Nault was away making
arrangements for hauling the cargo
down to the head of the lake the
whole of the liquor was taken away,
the barrels being left. It has never
been discovered who the thieves were,
but there were a great number of men
working in the vicinity of the Green
Slide to whom the smell of Hudson
Bay rum and whisky straight Would
certainly be irresistible,
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NOTICE
Is liefer-V given, tli&fc tif Wife
having left my bed aud board I will
NOT BE RESPONSIBLE tot ttttf
DEBTS contracted In my name, I
also warn the publio not to purchase
any of the Furniture, as she has no
right to dispose ot same,
FRED. A. RlBflACH,
JafltMy 27th, 189*.
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NOTICE.
As my husband's bed fas In a
common boarding house at Nakusp,
And as he considered {26.00 in su
months sufficient board for self and
family, I think it is time to quit him.
Now he has broken tip the home I
made, taken away the sewing machine
(whioh I paid for) by which I oan
ijarn tttj* HWtig, and will allow me no
alimony at all.
-     Mbs. P. A. RIBBAOH.
Bevelstoke, Jan. 29tb, 1894.
a, mams       .       i a
0, STRANGER!
FOlt IfotJIt
SNOWSHOES,
TOBOGGANS,
SLEIGHS,
BOATS, ete.
00 TO
R. TAPPING,
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
.Bevelstoke Station.
*   -   I Can Suit You
with a suit that you will not be
���shamed to be seen wearing in any
oompany. Whether you pay a high
or low price for yonr clothing yon
have'aright to expect fnll value for
yonr money. I make it a point to
gfve the man
\\lio Wants a Cheap Suit
Jnst as painstaking servioe as the
one who oan afford to bny tbt most
expensive grade of goods.
R. S. WILSON,
MERCHANT TAILOR.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
���/'     A LOST SOLE
k a very^nnoying accident that conld
'' hover happen with a well-made shoe.
' Hand-stitched soles, snch as those
made by Bioksrton, have to wear off.
<   Yon will find that
BICKERTON'S
c      *    ,      IIAND-MADE
SHOES
are positively the best for wear in
this oountry. An easy, perfeot fit
guaranteed, and the style and appearanoe equal to anything yon oan
buy in the stores. You oan itlso get
yoar repairing done while you wait.
,    You'll find Bickerton on
. 'FRONT STREET, BEVELSTOKE.
1EWIS BROS.,
BIKERS AND CONFECTIONERS-
SUPPERS and BALLS
Catered for.
LOCAL NEWS.
0. Lindmark is in Donald.
It. Glass has returned from the coast.
Miss Green is visiting friends at Salmon Arm.
Miss Williams of Thomson's Landing
is visiting 111 town.
Bev. E. E. Hard wick, of Salmon Arm,
returned home on Thursday.
Mr. Wilkinson, the Vanoouver World
man, arrived in town yesterday.
D. McGillivray oame in on No. 2
yesterday and went on to Naknsp.
Leonard H. Place, dowu with fever,
bas been sent home to Port Angeles,
Mr. J. W, Clarke, representing the
Singer Manufacturing Oo., is in town.
Mrs, T. Lewis may lose a portion sf
one of her fingers. She is suffering from
a painful felon.
Mr, A. Craig, of 0. B. Hume ct Co.,
has been appointed Oolleotor of Taxes
for Trout Lake district.
Choiob Fruits.���Bourne Bros, have
now on hand a very fine line of lemons,
oranges and table apples.
The Sauitarium at Banff was partially
destroyed by fire last week. The loss
was oovered by insurance.
We beg to call the attention of those
in need of toboggans, sleighs or boats to
the advt. of Mr. Robert Tapping.
The Snowshoe Club went for a tramp
by way of tbe Station and Smelter last
Tuesday night and finished up with a
social in the fire hall.
L. A, Fretz advertises that he is ready
to receive orders for anything in his line.
He is a first-olass man to sharpen a saw,
repair furniture or build a house.
Just arrived at Bonrne Bros,, a choice
and varied selection of garden seeds
from D. M. Ferry k Co. Ferry's seeds
gave splendid results here last year.
Bevelstoke Lumber Co. has jnst commenced work on a contract for getting
out 80,000 ties for the Revelstoke ft
Arrow Lake Railway south of the Green
Slide.
Divine servioe will be held in Peterson's Hall to-morrow afternoon by the
Bev. C. T. Baylis. A collection will be
taken to defray expenses. Everybody
invited.
A novelty in the shape of a four-mule
team has been notioed oo onr streets
lately. Tbis team is one of fonr carrying freight from Revelstoke to the head
of Arrow Lake.
Mr. A. E. Kennedy, of Kennedy k
Douglas, merohant tailors of Toronto,
was in town Tuesday and Wednesday
and went on west. He reports business
rather dull thia trip.
John Hector, who was stabbed by a
Finlander at Nakusp two weeks ago, arrived here on Tuesday. He ia almost
entirely reoovered from the wound,
which was only an inch from a vital
part,
Mr. and Mrs. Adair will leave Hall's
Landing in a short time for Bevelstoke,
where, it is stated, they will establish a
first-olass boarding bouse. Mr. Adair
haa let hia ranoh to Messrs, Cunningham
and Glenn.
Twenty-five marines, fifteen stokers
and one ohief boatswain, in oharge of
Naval Storekeeper Willougbby, from
England, passed through oo Tuesday
night for the flagship, Boyal Arthur,
at Esqnimalt,
Mr. W, B. Hull of Calgary was in
town this week. Mr. Hull will apply to
Parliament at the coming session for
an act to confirm and define his water
privileges at Fish Creek, and to enable
him to engage in irrigation.
Bonrne Bros, sent down to their
branch stores at Naknsp and New Denver five tons of general merchandise.
Tbe route to Nakusp is via Green Slide,
Hall's Landing and the Arrow Lake,
and is greatly used at present.
John Colotto, restaurant keeper, was
summoned before Magistrate Fraser on
Wednesday for selling intoxicating
liquor without a lioense. After hearing
tbe evidenoe the case was adjourned till
Wednesday,   Full report next week.
Dr, MoLean has been appointed
physician of she Bevelstoke ft Arrow
Lake Bailway, the construction of which
ie still being pushed on. Tbe doctor's
snow white steed may be seen bearing
its rider among the various camps every
week.      \
Tbe snowfall in Bevelstoke this winter
has been the heaviest on record. Up to
yesterday the snow gage measure,! 200
inches, or over 16 feet, The weather,
however, has been fine on the whole,
with nothing like the oold experienced
last winter.
The steamer Lytton is anchored in
Nakusp Bay, wbile the sorew steamer
Arrow is doing the passenger work
between that town and tbe head of the
lake. The Marion is at the Hot Springs
and the Iileoillewaet on the beach above
Cariboo Bar,
The revival services being held at the
Methodist churoh are snooessful in gaining a large number of converts, among
them being some of our young men
about town. Bevs, C. A. Procnnier
(Methodist) and C. T. Baylis (Presbyterian) are jointly conducting the meetings,
RHEUMATISM CURED IN A DAT.���South
American RbenmaticCnre for Bheuma-
tism aod Neuralgia radically cures in 1
to 8 days. Its action upon the system is
remarkable and mysterious, It removes
at ouoe the cause and tbo disease linnie*
diately disappears. The first doso greatly
beoeflti.-73 ceiiu, At tbe Bevelstoke
Pharmacy, i
Bev. C. A. Proonnier will preach in the
Methodist chu.'ch to-morrow ; morning
at 10.30, evening at 7.30. Sunday-Bchool
in the churoh at 2.30,
Itch on human and horses and all
animals cured in 80 minutes by Wool-
ford's SaDitary Lotion, This never fails.
Sold at Bevelstoke Pharmacy.
Pete Walker, Loohie MoDonald and
Tom Downs fitted out and left for the
Silver Cup olaim early tbis week,
They are going in for development work
in a thorough manner, and will bave a
big dump of this high-grade ore ready
for shipment by tbe time the wagon road
is open to Trout Lake.
It is rumored that tbe ProvincialGov-
ernment intends to levy a fee of 0250 on
the registration of any uew townsite and
also insist on the plan then deposited
being much fuller and more elaborate
than now. If so, the chango will be one
for tbe better, tending to prevent illegitimate townsite booming,
It is stated that the C.P.B, intend to
Use eleotrioity as a motive power for the
trains through the mountains, and that
contraots bave been let for two sections.
One of these is said to be located at the
falls on the Bow River at Kananaskis.
Steam locomotives will go entirely out
of use on these portions of the line,
English Spavin Liniment removes all
hard, soft or calloused lumps and blemished from horses. Blood spavin, curbs,
splints, ringbone, sweeney, stifles, sore
and swollen throat, oougbs, sprains, ko.
Save 850 by use of one bottle. Warranted
tbe most wonderful Blemish Cure ever
known.  The Revelstoke Pharmacy.
Several gentlemen have been trying
to get np a regatta Tn West Kooteoay
for some years past, but bare not been
successful in taking the first step, Mr.
Haskins bas this week reoeived a letter
from Vancouver in which the writer
offers to bring a crew here next summer
if we oan get the people interested
enough in the matter to oner a prize for
all comers. It would be a great advertisement for this distriot if we oould
pull off a good event of this sort. What's
the matter with having a first-class
regatta at Naknsp in Jnne or July?
Wm. Glenn, who, in partnership with
Arthur Cunningham, is carrying on a
ranoh owned by Mr. Adair, met with a
serious accident last week between
Hall's Landing and Mr. Adair's place.
He was riding a borse along the trail
and by some means got thrown off into
tbe snow. The horse kioked, striking
Glenn in the groin and inflicting a
severe and dangerons blow. He was
brought up in a sleigh by Wm. Vickers
last Sunday nigbt and is now at Mr.
Thos. Lewis'. He has sustained a rupture and is not yet out of danger. Until
the last three days he suffered exomtia-
ing pain, but haa been easier sinoe
Wednesday.
While going from Thomson's Landing to Hall's Landing on the ieo over
the N. E. Arm last week, two of Mr,
Cleveland's horses were lost. He was
leading two of the animals and two were
attached to a sleigh driven by Miss Williams. They were out on the centre of
the Arm when one of tbe horses Mr.
Cleveland was leading broke through,
and was quiokly followed by one of
those dragging the sleigh. No efforts
could get them ont of the hole, and the
owner despatched them with an axe,
Tbe sleigh was drawn out of danger
and the extra borse attaohed, the party
reaching Hall's Landing safely after
severe hardship.
TO  PETITION THE
GOVERNMENT
Regarding the Construction of
the necessary Wagon Roads to
Big Bend and Trout Lake.
A public meeting was held in Peterson's Hall last Saturday nigbt to discuss
the best means to be taken for opening
up the Big Bend gold fields and the
Lardeau silver mines. There were between 75 and 80 present, mostly prospectors, and the meeting was lively
throughout. Several prominent townsmen were called on to speak.
Mr, W. M. Bbown was elected ohairman and Mr. C. E. Shaw seoretary.
After the Chairman's introductory remark/,
Mr. J. W. Haheins mounted the platform. He spoke of the necessity of
having wagon roads constructed into
the Lardeau and to the head of Steamboat Rapids for Big Bond. Tlie Lardeau, he said, was just as important as
the Slooan, where the Government had
spent ten or fifteen thousand dollars on
a rabbit pass. As tor Big Bend they all
knew a wagon road, for sovon milos at
least, was essential and no progress in
that district could take place without it.
The treatment tbe northern half of West
Kootenay bad reoeived at the hands of
the Government was simply ridioulous,
The miners of this division must kick.
If tbey do not make their wants known
tbe Government will think they do not
want anything. At present it seemed as
if tbe Government thought anything
was good enough for the miners of tbe
Bevelstoke Division.
Mr. A. H. Holdioh said wagon roads
were absolutely neoeBsary to open up
the mining districts tributary to tho
lowfi, He conld speak from experience
with regard to the Trout Lake district.
He had examined a great many samples
from Big Bend, aud in every om he bad
found gold.- He wonld noi say that
every one wo'tild pa*. Tbo samples
from the Lardean were also of very high
grade. He was of opinion that the
benches on the banks of tbo Columbia
could be worked to great advantage by
hydraulioing, He was not at liberty to
speak, but ho had good rotums from a
point not far distant. It waB, of courso,
a fact that the groat body of gold lay
farther up the river. If a wagon road
were constructed the district would surpass South Africa as a gold field, an it
waB not necessary to shoot down the
natives first.
Mr. E, P. Dunn said : To hydmnlio
mining, of which tho Big Bend will nee
a considerable amount, the present trail
would be of bo use whatever. Neurly
every pack train making tho tiip has a
horse go over the banks, evon with light
loads. Hydraulic giant steel pipoand
small stump mill machinery cannot be
taken, as pack horses, with the present
trails, cannot carry over 200 lbs, Grub
and light articles oost 10c. a lb,, and
one wonld be in great luck to get in
anything heavy nnder 25o. a lb. and
take tbe great danger of river communication as well, Tbe miners aware of
tbis district's wealth cannot proceed
with its development, because with the
high freight rates tbey would be bankrupt before they had fairly started. A
wagon road to the heud of the canyon is
a necessity, for while it is possible to
navigate it at certain seasons of the year
the danger of its regular navigation is
too great for any steamer to take,
Steamboat communication from there
to Downie Creek would rednoe freight
rates to Do. a lb. and heavy machinery
would cost no more than lighter articles.
The road should be built immediately,
so as not to keep the distriot back.
Messrs. T. L. Ham and H. A. Bbowh,
being oalled upon, spoke of the importance of opening np the oountry, and
expressed their willingness to sign any
petitions whioh would effect it.
Mr. O. H. Allen spoke upon the nee
to which tbis country might and should
be put. Tbe prairies were thought for
a long time tu be no good, but they had
proved otherwise. What was required
was the necessary kicking and voting
for the right man at the elections,
Mr. F. Eraser said that as it was now
"the winter of our discontent" it wonld
be in order to kick, as Mr, Allen said.
Mr. H. N, Coursier moved that a
delegation be appointed to ventilate the
matter in Victoria in  tha same way aa
the Nelson and Kaslo kickers.���Mr. F.
Fraser seconded.
Tbe Secretary thon read the following resolution:���
" Resolved, that in the opinion of this
meeting it is of the utmost importance
tbat tbe petitions forwarded to the Provincial Legislature asking for appropriations for a wagon road between the
Northeast Arm of Arrow Lake to the
bead of Trout Lake in the Lardeau, and
one from Bevelstoke to the head of
Steamboat Rapids in tbe Big Bead,
should be favorably considered by that
Assembly, and that arrangements oan be
made bo that work can be proceeded
with as early as possible in tbe coming
spring, so that the miners and ranchers
will be able to proceed with the development of these districts without unnecessary delay. And that the secretary be
instructed to forward a copy of this
resolution to the member for West
Kootenay, at present in Viotoria.''
The Seoretary, continuing, claimed that
Big Bend alone would build up Bevelstoke, and was taken to account by Mr.
Haskins and others, who said Revelstoke
was the distributing point for the whole
of the northern half of the district.
Mr. Dunn moved, and Mr. Haskins
seoonded, tbat the resolution be adopted
and tbat it be presented by tbe delegates
to tbe member of Parliament.
. Mr. H. Coursier pressed tbe importance of tuking up the townsite question
again. Promises had beeu given by
both tho Provincial aud Dominion Governments, but nothing had been accomplished. The people in the upper town
were having even more trouble than
those in the lower towu, as tbe C.P.R.
had lately taken suoh steps as would
make it a question of either removing a
house off the laud or it would become
tbe property of the railway oompany.
Mr. Haig said Mr. Coursier must be
mistaken. He (Mr. Haig) bad not understood tbo lease to mean such. It wan
simply a question of reading tho clauso
one way or the other,
Some otboiB present who bad road tbo
took Mr. Coursier's view of the
matter.
Mr. H. A. Brown said the laud question wbb dependent upon the settlement
of the 20-mile belt. Tho trouble wan
that the Dominion Government refused
to aoknowledge any grants made upon
land within tbe belt.
Tho Chairman pointod out that anything which might be said by the delegates with regard to tbo land question
would be of littlo ubo, as tbey would be
met by the statement that tho question
was now beforo the courts.
Mr. Coursier said the delegates might
ascertain as to how the question now
stood. The lust ho hud beard of it was
that Farwoll had been defeutod in tho
Supreme Court of Canada,
Mr. Coursier's motion for the appoint-,
ment of two delegates was carried.
Mr. Allen moved, seoonded'by Mr,
Maiu, that a resolution be drafted aud
forwarded to Mr. Mara asking for tho
consideration of more frequent sitting:?
of tbo court.
Mr. H. A. Brown moved, and Mr. F<
Phaser seconded, that at the same time
the iuroads of the river upon the bank
be brought to Mr. Mam's attention.
Mr, Haskins suggested thut (be $10,-
000 alreudy voted be used for part of
the work if not already used on the'
lower portions of the river. This suggestion was accepted and tbe motion
carried,
Meoting adjourned till Wednesday.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S MEETING,
ELECTION OF DELEGATES,
About 100 present.  Mr. W. M. Brown
in tbe chair, Mr. Holdich secretary.
Messrs? Haskins and Dunn, who had
been appointed at tbe previous meeting'
to collect subscriptions for the purpose
of sending two delegates to Victoria,
presented thoir report and the subscription list amounting to 8110. The money
required would bo about 8250.
The Chairman invited discussion on
the mutter, and several gentlemen spoke
as to the desirability ol the townspeople
pulling together in such an important
matter, Mr. Haig then advanced to tho
table and signed the subscription list,
He was quickly followed by abont a
dozen others, aud the amount waB
brought up to $228.
Mr. John Stone desired to withdraw
his subscription, He cited a cueo where
he had subscribed money for a delegation to Victoria on the subject of establishing sampling works iu Kootenay,
but that delegation did not accomplish
anything,
Mr, W. M, Brown explained that tbo
delegation (be and Mr. Gordon) were
sent to Viotoria on the strength of the
statement made by tbeir tben representative (Col. Baker) that the Goverumeot
had two Bums of $30,000 ready for tbo
establishment of sampling works in tho
two miuiug districts of Kooteuay and
Cariboo aod that the works wete to bo
commenced at ouoe, When tbe delegutes
arrived io Viotoria they found that the
Govornment had no intention of erecting sampling works in Kootenay, but
had decided to first try the experiment
in Cariboo, and if it proved successful
similar works would probably be built
in Kootenay. Tbe delegates conld do
nothing under these circumstances.
The eleotion of delegates was then
proceeded with, the voving being by
ballot anu couUueu to subscribers, rivo
gentlemen were nominated, II. A. Brown
receiving 16 votes, W. M. Brown 15, J. .
W. Haskius 12, E. P. Dunn 11, A. H,
Holdich 8, the first two being elected.
Both gentlemen returned thanks for the
confidence reposed in them, and said
they would do their best to make tbeir
mission a successful one. Mr. Haskins
made a statement as to tbe revenue derived from mining interests in West
Kootenay, and compared the figures
with those from other districts, We
are sorry that our limited space compels
us to cut down tbe report of this meeting, as there were several interesting
speeches made.
Mr. Northey congratulated the meeting and the town on the ohoice made,
and mentioned a few subjects it would
bo well for tbe delegates to advocate
while in Victoria. Mr, Haig followed
iu u similar strain and said too much
should not be expected from tbe delegates, as thoy could not work impossibilities, He suggested that concerted
aotion be taken to get voters to register.
Mr. Fraser paid a high tribute to tho
work accomplished by Mr. Dunn in this
respect, and suggested that if anyone
were appointed to go outside the town
to work up the matter it should bo Mr.
Dunn,
A oommittee was appointed to confer
with the delegates and draw up directions for them to act upon in Victoria.
The meeting concluded at 11,15.
L. A. FEETZ-
PRACTICAL BUILDER.
Shop opposite the Union Hotel,
I am prepared to do all kinds of
REPAIRING AND iiEWiWORK IN MY
JJNE.
FURNITURE REPAIRED,
Saws and othor tools put in first-class
condition.
Office Fixture**, Camp Furniture
etc. .Mail-- to Order.
Your patronage is eolioited.
Dressmaking.
MantlemaLing.
MISS A. NELSON
Desires to inform the ladies of Revelstoko thai, she has opened u Dress and
Mantlemaking establishment ut the Stock'
boli)i House, Froiil Street, where she will
bo pleased to show all the latest London,
Piiris and New York designs. Satisfaction guwantoal in ti'., style and finish.
->v.
J IIY "tue duchess,   im lippincotts magazine.
CHAPTER XV.
Heaven In sunshine will roquito tliokiml.
The bazaar is held in the school-room in
the village, an admirably-sized room,where
some time before the magic-lantern hail been
on view. To-day, however, it is far more
elective than on that last occasion, Fanny
having taken it in hand. Fanny's taste is
undeniable and always to be depended upon,
and, as she is the good genius of the poor
in this little parish, and is famed for her
sweetness and goodness to them, she has
thrown her whole heart into making a sue.
cess of this bazaar,that is to do wonders for
her poor in tho cold misery of tho coming
winter days. Each stall has been arranged
with a facade shaped liko a hugo arch,
from which hang draperies of art muslins,
each stall having a different color.
The effect is charming. The soft and
airy muslins are tied back here and thoro
with fans, and bows of ribbon, and palm-
lea\es. Inside these delightful tents, all
sorts of pretty, shining, delicate, and (it
muat be confessed) ior tbe most part
useless dainties are waiting on tlieir shelves,
crying, liko the littlo pigs in the old story,
" Who'll eat me ?   who'll cat me t"
The morning, for a wonder, is brilliant.
Providence so often in its mysterious fashion
opening tho sluice-gatos of heaven upon a
day like this dedicated to the poor. There
are more wet bazaar days in a year than
there aro wet garden party days, And
this is wonderful, becauso I suppose that
for one bazaar there are at least, to put it
very reasonably, live hundred garden-
parties, Vet the parties arc for the rich,
the bazaars for the poor, It is so difficult
to understand.
To day, at all events, is all it ought to
be, and tho attendance excellent.   Every
own town,���not supported by royalty, that
it takes all the spare live shillingses I possess to keep so much as even its breeches
on it 1'"
" Really, Aunt Bridget !" says Mrs.
Adare.
" Well, my good girl, what do you
want?" says Miss Bridget, who is now
greatly incensed. " What's tho matter
witb the breeches ? Am I to understand
that you would rather have them without
them ?"
At this they turn and flee.
Trefusis has bought up all tke last things
en matte that remain on Fanny's stall,���
Terry being behind it,-aud has given
thcni to tho rector for the poor. It
is quito a tremendous bundle, and, as
it camprises among other things a
considerable quantity of painted tambourines, banjoes, bellows, perfumed sachets,
and handkerchief-cases, the rector may be
justly excused if be looks on tho gift with
blank amazement.
"liut, Mr. Trefusis, havo you thought!"
says he. "It ia morc kind of you than I
cau say, but havo you thought how useless
theso things are for our poor ? How ean
tbey hang up tambourines in tlieir smoky
cabins, and where aro tho gloves for the
cases? Ynu aro kind, my dear fellow,���
very kind ; but if they bad only beou shawls
and petticoats I"
"(live tho tambouriues to tho babies,"
says Trefusis, laughing. "They may got
fivo minutes' fun out of thom."
"No, no. With your permission I'll keep
them all, and hand them over to a bazaar to
bo given next month in the parish closo to
this. It will bo a great help. And your
money,���that has been a holp to us. Wo
have that, Mr. Trefusis, and 1 thank you
exceedingly for it. We shall have plenty of
one has come, even the " dear duchess," coal for the poor this winter, at all events.'
���..U. ...... .!_:...... .. M.(l.. ~f , _.��..,.. H.I1..M ,.. "I'.n I   .... 11.. .ran1, (......if, 1,  " j:i,r 'I ,-e,l,R,S
who has driven a matter of twenty miles to
throw her littlo mite, as she affectionately
expresses it, into dear Mrs. Adarc's bazaar
treasury.
"Dear Mrs. Adare," who knows hor,
smiles faintly, That "littlemite" I How
well she knows it, too I
The afternoon is "wearin' awa'," like
Jean's old person, and still business is very
brisk. Mrs. Adaro being very popular,
money is flowing gayly into thc casii-boxea.
The duchesa, who told "dear Mrs.
Adare" on her arrival "that she is famished, positively famished," had to bo sent
up to the Hall under Mr. Adare's care to
get some luncheon there, though luncheon,
aud a very good one, too, has beon provided
on the spot. But then it costs a shilling !
The duebeas had insisted on lunch at the
Hall.
Now, much refreshed, tho dear duchess
has come back again, having escaped so far
the importunities of tho stall-holders and
tlio wild maidens who wander around
soliciting tickets for tho night-dross-bags
they are raflliug. Now, indeed, her (Jrace
precipitates herself upon the room. Freely
sho wanders here and there, her huge form
swaying as she goes. Twice she baa travelled round the school-room, appraising all
things as she goes. Muoh moro than twice
she bas retusert to give a smiling to a unia.
" So naughty, you know, so naughty," sho bos said, with elephantine
playfulness, to Air. Adaro, who, poor
man, bas bcen told off to lead hor
arouud, though, aa be himself afterwards
pathetically remarks, be was not born to
be a bear-leader. "Gambling, you know,
so horrid,   Wicked man, to allow it I"
Anyway, she has walked round the room
twice, which in a woman of eighteen stono
or so is hignly commendable, Sho has
been specially affable to all sho meeln,
calling everybody by their wrong names in
the very kindliest and friendliest fashion.
She has bought a sixpenny doll at overy
stall except ouo,���whero dolls are not to
be purchased. This stall had been extravagantly given up to library requirements of a severe nature. Here sho bought
a pen-wiper at fourpence, to show she fo.'.
no iii will, and tint she would rather die
than go away without buying all she could.
Having got Mr. Adare to pay for th s
(ahe seems determined to pay fornoth-ig
but sixpenny dolls), and for her tea at tin,
tea-stall later on, and inside him promise to
give ber a pound towards her ragged school
in the slums of London, she bids them ail a
hearty farewell, waving Mr. Adare an immense kitt from the top of the door-step,
and a general watt to the others  from the
But coals aren't enough," says Trefusis.
"Tbey are a great deal, however," says
Mr. Gabbett, patting his shoulder almost
affectionately. This cold, silent young
Englishman has grown dear in many waya
to tho good rector's heart.
Trefusis leaves him, walking thoughtfully
away. "If they had been shawls and
petticoats I" The rector's words ring iu his
oars. And is he not Terry's rector, and is
this uot Terry's village ? If those tambourines are usoless, as of course they are,���he
gives himself a little shrug at his dullness,
surely there must bo other things, ou some
othcr stalls, that will suit her villagers.
Hc looks round him aud goes straight to
a stall on his left. Here some petticoats
and shawls are still to bo seen, and behind
them a gaunt old maid, witb a most unmistakable false front and a beaming eye,
That old maid swears by him in all her
short future.
Everything still remaining on hor stall-
things serviceable, but, because of tbe lack
ot beauty in them, left there���he buys,
without prejudice, without bargaining.
Thc old maid's heart grows light. She had
for tbe past hour felt bitter fears that she
6hould have to carry back these useful but
hideous things,that to herbad grown beautiful as day by day she toiled over them with
knitting-pins and needles. And now thia
tall young man, with his courteous kindly
air, has bought them all,���all ! Not a
thing remains, and she will be able to give
in ber account to Mrs. Adaro as ono of the
very best at this bazaar. Oh, the joy of
it !
Tears riso in the poor eld maid's eyes, as
one by one her homely but useful articles
are laid side by side aa Trofusis's purchases
Her stall had been somewhat neglected
during tbe day, not beiug as artistic as
those of the others. But now���she looks
aoross at Mrs. Brennan'l stall, Mrs. Bren-
nan, whoso wares have been held up to
admiration all the livelong day, and���we
are all wicked, even the best of us���feels a
^,i���ao a lovely mea I" Bays l-'anny.
" Ynu may bet upon everyone of us. We'll
como in our thousands. Aud look here,
Terry, I'll send you down a cake or two,
eh j"
" N'o," says Terry, geutly. "I���I should
like to do it all myself. 1 can make cakes,
you know Fanny; and "
"Oil, I know,���1 know, indeed I Sueh
cakes I They make my mouth water al:
ready, tho very remembrance of them,"
says Mrs. Adare, who really is delightful
in many ways.
" Then you'll come, About four. And
bring thom all," says Terry.
" Oh, I shan't have to bring them.
They'll flock to you,"says Fanny, laughing.
She kisses her and runs away, and then
runs back.
"Terry, look hero, You'd better ask
Aunt Bridget."
^ "Yes, I know.   I'll ask her now," says
Terry, making a faint grimace.
"Now bo sure you do," says Fanny, who
has'always Terry's interests at heart.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
MASSACRE OF ROMAN CATHOLICS.
Nearly One Hundred Sla'u by Eusaian
Oossaoks at Krosche-
Knout,Pistol nml Inner iscd In llio Terrible Work-Particulars of (.lie Horrible Affair.
A Berlin special says;���Tho reports of a
Roman Catholic mam-acre al, Krosche
Russia, by Cossack soldiers in tho Russian
service, and reiterated with much circumstantiality of detail by tho Cologne Gazette
and the Cologne Volks Zoltung, Ths
number killed is not definitely stated, but
report places the number all the way from
seventy to one hundred, wiih a largo number so severely injured that they have since
died oi their injuries, or havo been maimed
for life. Various versions of the affair have
been given, but each has been officially
denied by the Russian Government.
Following is the true story, according to
the Volks Zeitung, in its issue to-day :
The Catholics at K'osche took turns to
guard the church for eight days previous to
tbo massacre, in order to prevent a surprise
ty the Russian Cossacks, who were expected according to report, to make au attack
upon tho Roman Catholic inhabitants of
the town. Despite this precaution they
weie surprised, at 2 o'clock in thc morning
of Nov. 10, by the Prefect of Kliogenberg,
who arrived from Kovno, accompanied by
fortyarmed Cossack policemen. This party
entered tho church in which about seventy
Catholics were gathered, and, cursing and
yelling, rushed upon tho worshipers,
knouting them aud striking them with
their swords until the church resounded
with tho screams of tho wounded.
Some of tbe Catholics (led to the belfry,
where they raug the bell and brought the
rest of tbe inhabitants to the spot. Tbe
prefect and his deputy retreated to the organ loft, from which place they openod fire
upon the peoplo in tho church until tho
Cossacks escaped. The prefect and his
deputy were overpowered, aud eventually
confined in a cell in a neighboring convent.
Later iu thc day a detachment of some
three hundred Cossacks was sent from
Kovno to Krosche. They were armed with
rifles, lauces and knouts, the latter a terrible whip, the ends of which were twisted
with wire and weighted with small pieces
of iron, each blow tearing the flesh,
Just outside the town tho Cossacks divided into two detachments. One body surrounded the township ou all sides and the
other rode at a gallop towards the Catholic
church and dashed, with lancos down, into
the crowd outside that building, spearing
and shooting and lancing with their knouts
all who came within their reach, manyboiug
killed and wounded.   The Cossaoks then
glow of triumph  as she sees  that some of I rode their horses into  the church, and the
the exquisitely embroidered  cushions are  massacre of the peoplo inside then began.
still left unsold, whilst her  modest com-1    Tho unfortunate Catholics throw them-
forters and petticoats have been all pulled jselvcs ��n their knees in a corner and pray-
town and sold. Tiie opposite stall is still
bright and pretty with its wares. Hers is
empty and a wreck. Oh, the delight in
having it a wreck I
It is perhaps unnecessary to say that
there has b^en bad work recently between
the old maid and Mrs. Brennan cf the embroidered cushions.
Anyway, every shawl and muffler is now
lv;ngon the old maid's counter, and Mr.
Tref wis il paying for tbem. Not a wrapper or a child's frock is to be seen.   All lie
tips of her  lips.   Every  one is  naturally ��
much impressed, much delighted.
"Disgraceful old hypocrite !" ori��s   Miss  m a h"?e-mitt ereotion before him.
Bridget, sinking into'a chair and moppingi    " In fact, me  dear,"said   the old lady
her brows i she has been working manfully afterwards,   with  tears  in her eyes, and
all day, and ia honestly tired now.   "Ilike | without a thought of impropriety, "when
to hear her! Coining here,"  addressing a  ������: went ���l       '   "" m" n��ked :"
little audience of the  Hall party  that has]    Trefuiiihir is little boy to carry them j
gathered round her,   "comiug  here," she a   to the rector.
cries, with risinpwrath, "to spend tuppence '    "^ou ate a '-'"'''' fellow, Trefusis," says!
ha'penny, and then going  away aa  if she  fhe rector, as he meets him later on, allud-
had aet us uu for life'" [ ing to those welcome goods, "You deserve , ,,        ,.
���    .     ". ' , . and captured or badly wounded by tho Cos
"Don t talk of ua  as if we   were hem :' I''1';1 m turn.   I pray God you may meet -
Bays Mr. Kitts, resentfully, '��� ���'   :'
"Robert," lava   Miss ll'rid-.*,*',   o.-tehin-      -'"--'nnw   I  ���- .... knows, ..-���!..-... ������-
hold of A Ure's out xt hc i.- tryin ���,-.-,���     ���' wishing him well with regard to ferry,
ed to God for help, but the Cossacks shot
and speared right and left, until tho floors
and wall of the church wero drenched with
blood. The Cossacks acted like demons,
smashing the crucifixes, candlesticks and
images of saints and throwing the pieces
into a cess-pool.
In the midst of this carnage and desecration a Catholic priest was forced, at
the point of the lance, into the church, and
was mado to carry out the monstrance, a
sacred church utensil or frame, generally of
gold, used for tho purpose of preaanting
the consecrated hoat for the adoration of
the people.
The Cossacks rodo over the people right
and left and dragged their bodies by thoir
feet to thc cess-pool anil threw them in
until it waa choked with the dead and
wounded.
The peoplo (led in all directions while tho
: massacre was going on, and wore pursue"
and skilfully to go by her, "I saw you with
her. You ware with her all day. I hopo
you -lid not givo in to her."
"Give in to her'" Mr. A.Lire's face
shows euch astonishment lhat the others all
laugh.
" Yea," says Miss Bridget, angrily.   " I
sacks of the second detachment, which had
been detailod to surround the to*-ii to pre-
vent the -scape of any of the inhabitants.
A number of the latter are said to have
And now ;��� la ill ovor,   Larry ml Mr,
ule things arc being woun I   p  -
side, are in nin-j n    ��� i by - itterlno
iweet��,bought by I     i off   i
'' le, i     ig the rag ;ed bi'le urchins out-
mean what I aay, in spite of these cackling  side m the street.   These naked, handsome
idiots,'  She emphasizes this delightful re- little oreaturos are now having ire,I good
mark by a full look at Mr.  Kitu, who  timo with their "sorimmiei,"   utheyeali
instantly succumb, t��� it.   "Did yon give  these wild plunging! after then     meal
in tn her! Did you let her swindle you out in open street.   Poor little beings
of anything '.'"
"Oh, that I" says Adare, rather feebly, so desired by the rector would, if distribut
At this point his wife, who is pre��ent,takes od among them.be not altogothor i
him by the arms, I but happy jolly little  beggari I    Their
"n'l, Robbie, what an accusation, Come, roars of laughter resound through the yil-
speak," says ahe, putting on a tragic air,  lago street.
"or ��1! is at an end between ua." i   "Thero are a few oranges left i let nigive
" Robert, what, have you promised that' them to them,' saya Torry to Mrs. Adare.
says
woman ?" demands Miss Bridget,
" I'm  afraid, a pjiind  or two,
Adare.
" For what ?"
" Her rugged school-,."
" Wc;k, contemptibly weak A says Mias
Bri Iget, while his wife lots  his arms go,
with an affected sigh of rollef, " You don't, don't do thoir lesions unless
catch me napping like that.    She aaked mn deed,"  anxiously,   lovingly,
been io panic-stricken that they committed
suiolde l,y jumping into the swollen rivor.
Tun reit of the unfortunate inhabitants
were surrounded by the Cossaoks, who,
lm e In hand, drove then before them to
the marketplace in front of the lown ball.
When this round-up of the inhabitants
of Krosche wa, completed every mun,
WODian and child ofthe 'own wns ordered
to be punished ly being Hogged with the
knout.    A doctor prescribed the number ���f
lashes which each perion voung or old,
I ragged that, for tho most part, theclothlng j male or female could bear,
I'i.c viotimi then had their olothes lorn
off, and were made to lie, eompleiely i.ak
el, between two rowl of C-Oliackl, who
flogged them until ���,a,,y of them wire
ilmoil dead. Toe victims were afterwardi
imp ��� I to olothe thomselvos na best tbey
0    ', ind were then driven to prison.
Terry is now peering over Larry's shoulder
at. tho joyous turmoil  below,
"Ves, let 111," puya Fanny. " Robbie,
bring no thoieorangos, And,Torrydarling,
won't, ynu como home will, us now?"
"No, I think not.   I ieem to have bi en
n long Gme away from the boyi, and 'hey
though in-
lhey    nre
for five pounds for ber ragged brigade inmo- tho very best, boys,    lint, Canny, ' looking
where in  thc  wilds of  London  (1 don't ather cousin a little shyly, "I - I wauled
believe    she    knows    anything    about to ask yon, would you all  come down and
the    wilds    of   London),    and   I   just Like ten with  me and   tho boys in lhe
��*.id,   'My  deir   woman,   thero  is  a garden  to-morrow?    Tho���the   house.''
There Is a political orllll at Yokohama,
���md icenei of the utmost dfiorder were
Witnessed on Friday, when Parliament in.
assomble I, arm,,.; out ol lhe e< litemont
over the question of ths presidency, The
Govornment ended tho tumult, by proroguing tho Parliament until January 12.
A (lores oonflict hai taken place between
the I.urn" and   labooioh tribes in Albania
and muoh blood baa br,n shed.
The RlllsUn Government, haa ordered an
Ironolsd ���f n.s-io ions, a torpodo catcher,
and three torpedoeri, to booommcuoed Im
ragged regiment heroin this town.-ynur blushing, "is vory shabby, but the garden medlatoly at NlcoUleff,
How Lotty Earned Hor ffav to the
World's Fair-
On a small farm in a fertilo valley lying
east a mile from Maplethorpo lived au
honest young farmer, Edgar K Igewood,
and his loving wife. Their home was a
happy one, The railroad ran through tbsir
littlo farm, and spanned Rocky Ridge run,
as it was called. 'The name suited it in
the dry season, but when tbe spring freshets let loose it could have been rightly
named Mad river. The bridge spanned the
run where it flowed between two steep
banks, making a descent of twelve or fifteen feet from tho timbors of the bridge to
the water beneath���a nasty placo for au
accident.
The summers had come and gone unlil
Letty, thoir only daughter, this summer of
ISM was twelve years old, and thn one
grand wish of her life was to go to Ckicago
to seo the "Great Fair." Somo ef ber
schoolmates had gone, and a brother of ber
mother, living in Chicago, had written to
her father, saying, " Send mo Lotty for a
few weeks. I will board her and tako her
around. I would gladly pay hci oar faro,
but the purse is too light."
The matter had been talkod over and
over; looked at in overy conoeivablo light,
but Mr. Edgewood couldn't see his way
clear to send her. He had built a barn
this spring nud thcoo close times he had to
economize every way to steer clear of his
ono bugbear, dobt, It soemed so near, but
yot Letty had to give it up,
"Oh, if only I could sail away on this
broom, liko tbo old woman in Mother
Goose," merrily said Letty, as she carefully
brushed up the crumbs from the floor. She
went cheerfully about hor tasks, never once
making her parents miserablo by complaint.
I think it hurt her papa more to reluso his
littic girl anything, than it did tho little
girl herself.
One morning in August, Mrs. Edgewood
and Letty were hurrying around getting a
dainty lunch ready for Letty to tako to a
picnic in the afternoon with a halt dozen of
her schoolmates.
A favorite place for picnics was a cool
spring between two steep, rugged bills
about two miles west of Muplethorpe.
Thero wero wild flowers, wintorgreens,
ferns and tho loveliest mosses'to bo found
here, and such clear, sparkling, cold water
to drink. You' could sit down under groat
spreading oaks while the tall pines whispered and swayed their plumy tops gracefully, at the happy doings of the young
folks on tho grass at their feet. It was
here that the first trailing arbutus was
found nestling on their leafy beds, and
peeping shyly out with their delicate pink
faces.   Oh, such a rare place for picnics!
Letty was to meet her schoolmates ather
grandmother's in the edge of Maplethorpe,
at I o'clock and repair to the spring, eat
tbeirlunch, and return in the cool of the
ovening.
This was the programme, and how happy
Letty felt as sho went tripping along
through the meadow, on to the railroad,
taking two or throe steps, then giving a
little skippity-hop, peeping occasionally
into her basket to see if hor tempting
lunch of cold chicken, light buna, honey,
pickles, and sweet yellow butter was all
safe.
Her mother's parting words had beon, as
she kissed tho rosy face : "Daughter, dou't
stay till dark; remember, you have to
cross the railroad bridge."
Letty promised and tripped away, the
fond eyes of tho mother following with a
whispered blessing on her girl.
Just as Ijetty reached grandmother's gate
she heard a faint scream, and a���"Oh
dear!" "Oh dear I" " What will I do?"
Letty hurried into tlie house and found
her grandmother holding on to the table
with ouo hand, and with the other trying
to pull off her low shoe.
" What- is the matter, grandmother ?"
asked Letty.
" Why," aaid grandmother, " I was dipping boiling water out of this kettle to
wash the dishes, when the handle of the
dipper turned and spilled tho contents into
my shoe. My ! but it pains. Get a cloth
Letty. dampen it and put some saleratus on
it, and wo will see if we can tie it up."
" Whero is Aunt Lois?" asked Letty, as
she hurried around, getting the needed
things.
" She wont to see a sick woman out of
town,atid won't be homo till sundown," answered grandmother, and she hobbled to a
chair and with l.etty's help bound up the
wounded foot.
dust then with muoh laughter and gay
banter, the picnickers came running up to
tho door.
" Hurry Letty, Aren't you ready? What
fun wo will have 1"
All ths girls talked at once. Lotty stood
there and tearfully said :   "Girls, I can't
go-"
"Can't go I Why rained a chorus of
voices, and the girls looked at Letty as
though (hey thought sho had taken leave
of her senses, dust then grandmother's
voico reached them.
" Yes Letty you can go, if you bring mo
a pail of fresh wator, so I cau help myself
to n drink, I can sit hore until Lois comes
home,"
"No, grandmother, Girls,I can't do it, I
Want to go wilb you, ob, you don't know
how badly, but I couldn't leave grandmother
alone."
After somo more coaxing tho girla went
reluctantly away, and Letty camo back
into the home and bravely put away bet-
own pleasure to minister to another's
needs.
She washed the dishes, tidied tho room,
and then sat down to read to her grandmother, but her thoughts���who can blame
ber'���wcre away on tho eool hillside with
her laughing lohoolmatoi After reading
awlnh- Letty glanced up and found her
grandmollier fast asleep, loaning back in
her chair. Hul what made her nock look so
bare?   Letty tried to think.
"Oh, now 1 know; it is her gold beads.
I never hhw her without tbem Mors."
Sbo was ho bnaily thinking, that the book
slipped out of ber bunds and fell on the
Boor, Tne noise wakened grandmother,
who smiled al Letty'l startled look,
"Where a,o your bonis, grandmother ?
I never saw you without them before," said
Letty.
" No, my dear; my father placed them
on my neck the day I was eighteen, ���nd I
have worn theni cvereince.   Bring me that
I black box that you will Bnd on the bureau
IIn my bedroom, "id l��t us siring them
��� over; /tfu will find a silk cord there tco,"
grandmother liked to tell, and ietty liked
to listen to.
When tho task was completed, fgrand-
mother tied them around Letly'i neck, telling her to keep them. "For you arc a sweet,
obliging child,''said the old lady, while
she patted the smooth braids of Letty's
hair,
Lesty just danced with glee, and throwing her arms around her grandmother's
neck, she kissed ber, saying :
"I am so glad for the beads. I always
wauled somo just liko them, aud your love
is tho best all. Everybody tries to make
mc have the happiest time I" And the unselfish girl didn't knew that she was reaping what she had sown,
At sundown Aunt Lois came, and just
before dark Letty started for bame, swinging her empty basket, for she and grind-
mother had eaten the picnic luuch. She
was thinking howgood everybody was to
her, and how glad sbo was tbat she had
happened in ather grandmother's just when
ulio did, when she almost fell over a telegraph pole that had washed loose and fallen
on the bridge in such a way that it would
have "ditched" tho first train that camu
along.
It didn't take Letty long to think what
might to be dono. She knew the fast express woe almost due, loaded with its living
freight going to seo the "Great Fair."
She almost flew toward her home. Sho
lost her hat and basket. Sho reached the
back porch, called to her mother that she
would be back in a littlo bit, snatche 1 the
lantern off ite peg where it always hung,
and taking tho metal box that held tho
matches, she was gone beforo her mother
had moro than caught sight of hor flying
skirts,
'Oh, will I ever reach the bridge? I
never knew tho way so long," sho panted,
as struggling up the bauk she reached the
bridge jnot as the bound of tho coming
train was borne on the air a mile away,
She lit her lantern and running toward
the coming train, waved it frantically. On
came tho dreadful monster with its fiery
eye, bearing right down upon her, with its
click clack, click clack, coming nearer
every seoond.
"My little Letitia, you woro rightly
named."
After the excitement of the prevontod
accident was over and Letty had been potted and commended, Mrs. Edgewood happened to see tho shine of the beads oa
Betty's neck and said: "Why, girlie,
howdilyou happen to got grandmother's
heads?   I never saw her without them."
Then the story of the picnic came out and
the mother said : "Thatwas right. Always
think of yourself last, and blessings will
always follow you."
Letty carried a thankful, happy heart to
bed with her that night.
A week alter this, Mr. Edgewood, coming
in with the mail one day, tossed a letter
into Letty's lap, Baying: "A circular for
you from some firm that has got your name
and wants you to canvass for them, I
guess." And ho turned to his paper to scan
tho markets and tho latest doings of congress.
" Oh, pipa I look here. W hat does this
mean ?'' And a little, excited girl flew to
her father's sido.
" Why, wife," he said, when ho had
looked over it carefully, " this is a railroad
pass, duly signed by tho presidont of the
road, and a courteous note thanking our
little girl for flagging tlie express at the
bridge. Why, Lotty, he continued, "you
can go to tho World's Fair at Chicago."
And she did.���Ohio Farmer.
Child Bride3 in India-
I should like to draw attention to Mn.
Scharlieb's statements about medical work
among Indian women, writes Emily Faith-
full, in a London periodical. No one is better entitled to speak of the conditions of life
in Brahmin families, for Mrs. Scharlieb's
experience was gained throughout her
valuable services in many parts of our eastern empire. She spoke of the patrinrchial
arrangements of the beautiful houses, the
children playing about them, or enjoying
the mid-day siesta.
There was little, however, sho said, to
break the melancholy and cruel monotony
ot a Hindoo girl's life. The ceremony of
betrothal took place, usually in tbe eighth
or ninth year of the girl, and even among
tho Brahmins, in intancy. This betrothal
was looked upon as an absolutely necessary
part of her life, since any Brahmin girl,
according to the tenets of her religion, did
not fulfil her destiny until she became a
wife. While still a child sho entered the
clan of her future husband, and becoming
thc servant of hor mother-in-law, began the
cruellest part of her lifo after a comparatively happy, if monotonous oxietence.
After the long and elaborate wedding
ceremonies, the Hindoo girl did not converse with or allude to her boy husband, eleven call him husband. She was simply
his chief servant, waitingupon him, literally, hand and foot, preparing his food, aud
standing near him while he took his meals.
Nothing would shock her more than the
suggestion that she should share those
meals, Sbe had little or no relaxation or
society, and her sole pleasure was iu chewing betel nuts and listening to the gossip of
the bazaar.
Mrs. Scharlicb uiontioiiod that her sister
was governess to somo Hindoo princesses
at Ramnad, who were most satisfactory
pupils, and intelligent and amiable children
anxious to loarn and improve their minds,
until their betrothal and entrance into the
zenana, when they seemed to lose all desire
for self-improvement.
The darkest period in tho life of an Indian woman was that of widowhood.
With the death of her lord all her natun-
al duty ended, aod her pride of position
was annihilated. From the dny of his
death she was divested of all his treasures.
She ate but ono meal a day���always a cold
meal; she mustbatho twice a day iu a tank,
and perform the longest and most tedious
devotions. There was no solace for her;
sho became an object of scorn and eontempt,
her name a by-word, and her touch pollution.
Be
Hate idleness and curb all passions,
true in all words aud actions,
Now tlmt cold weather bus come, tho
diet of tbe hen3 is much restricted. Tho
insects that they have been feeding upon
all Summer have retired from the field.
You should plan to make up tor this by
the addition of some meat to the regular
ration allowed 'hem ''uring Winter.
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Tha Milking Time-
I nover saw n picturo and I never hoard a
song
That mudo tho ovo so musical, tho morning
linlf saietip,.
As a picturo ia my memory, a morry song I
Know,
As I heard it on an cvoning when' thc sun
was sinking low,
And Die shadows uud the sunlight and the
mild-eyed, waiting kino,
With the pasture sloping greenly to tho for-
oat's ragged lino,
And a maiden at hor milking and thc sky that
smiled nbove
Wrought a rural panorama In a paradise of
lovo,
Whilo the Btreami o( milk went laughing in a
morry monotone.
Singing plainly: " Good it is not for a man to
livo alono,"
And a melody of morning mtnglod Ina vosper
rhymo
That sweet Dollio'tt voico was crooning at the
happy milking timo;
Dear Ilollio at her milking whon our souls
were nil a-rhymo,
To the swoetuoss and completeness of tho
merry milking tliae.
From the fonco along tho woidland rose thc
hre-wn quail's evening call
Ant his" good night" sang tho robin as the
dews began to fnll,
While from lho gloomy thicket, faintly fading
o'er the bill,
Camo the lonely voice of sorrow In the cry of
"whip poor-will."
Hut no song of bird or insect could on melody
prevail
With two screams of milk a fulling through
,,   hor brown hands in tho pnil;
V.th two stroams of milk a falling and tho
song sho murmured low
Of two happy lover, meeting, at tho BUnset
long ago,
0! I never sawn picturo and I nover hoard a
song
That made tho eve so musical, tho morning
half so long,
As that old picture pniutod on love's tapestry
of rhyme,
Of tho morry country maiden at tho dear old
milking limo;
Aa that, song and soul romenibors, and repeats
ln every clime.
Of swoet Dollio's lovo enchanted at tho happy
milking timo,
The Dairy-Somo New Year Resolutions.
" Ai custom makes the New Year tho time
for " turning over uew leaves" and making
good resolutions, we suggest that thoso who
are iu the dairy business for profit, can .j
advantage resolve something like this:
I resolve -
That I will work on business principle!.
That I will not let tho skim mils: go
to waste.
That I will uso only a good brand of
dairy salt.
That the oows shall have pure water
to driuk and plenty of it.
That I will see that the cows are warm
inwinter and have shade in summer.
That I will sell my good buttor and
my poor cows, for it is profitable to do so.
That I will temper the cream with a
thermometer instead of with my finger.
That I will not let another drought
catch m" without something to tide it over
with.
That I will carefully weigh an dre-
cord each churning and keep an account
with my cows.
Th't I will use harmless artificial
coloring when the cows fail to color the
butter.
That I will not mike butter as my
grandmother did, but as progressive dairy-
- meu do now.
That I will tell my representative in
the legislature to support pure food bills
and measures aimed at the illegal sale of
oleomargarine.
That I will use parchment papor to wrap
my butter or cover it in the tub, instead of
using muslinor old rags.
That before planting time comes I will
investigate the subject of cow peas, scarlet
clover, ensilage and various, route.
That I will not be cajoled iuto thinking
that there is any better place to make butter than on the farm.
That I will look into the subject of improved portable creameries and see if they
are not handier and more economical than
pans or crocks,
That I will investigate the matter of box
stalls, adjustable stalls and patent ties and
tee if there is not something more humane
than the old stanchions.
That I will not be penny-wise by begrudging the cowi plenty to eat, or prac-
tico false economy by using old-fashioned
appliances when new onei can bo had at
reasonable priees.
That I and my neighbors will give a
deaf ear to any smooth-tongued "creamery
shark " tbat comes into our neighborhood
and wishes to put np a $2,000.00 public
creamery for $4,500.00.
That I will champion the cause of progressive and intelligent dairying as the best
most profitable, and most pleasant factor
in a system of diversified farming.
A Successful Butter Maker.
When I first knew Walter B., five yean
ago, he was a school teacher, earning $30 a
mouth, in a country district, for eight
months in the year. He was contemplating the study of law, when his attention
was turned to the not less honorable pursuit of butter making. His circumstances
demandod the immediate earning of money,
while if he entered tho legal profession,
poor, untried, and unknown, some years
must elapse beforo he could work up a profitable practice. Besides contributing toward the support of his aged parents, he
had been enable,! to save a limitod amount
from his school-teaching wages. With this
he attended a dairy school, confining his
studies to the art of fine butter-making.
In tho spring he got a job as "second
r an" fli a creamery, at $23 per month and
board, which was better than the $30 per
month without board, that he had formerly
earnod at school teaching. The next season
he obtained a position as butter-maker In a
small co-operative creamery that had just
started. He did all of the work, and was
given $50 per month for nine months, lie
disci,urged'his duties so completely that be
Tvas obtained by the management at $00 per
month, and as the patronage of the factory
bad increased he was given a helper also,
'. met him aad his wifo lo whom he bail
beou recently married, r-'ingout in a carriage ono warm evening la.it summer, and
ho cordially invited ino to " come over and
ioe his factory," an opportunity of which I
availod myself a fow days later. I never
law a young man more happily situated
than ho wau. His duties, though steady,
wero not arduous, and earning fair wages,
lie wan reaping tlio MWtd of his skill.
success of the maker. Dividends were apportioned according to the Babcock test.
This method gave eminent satisfaction to
both the patrons and the maker. Friend
B, said that the use of the test had resulted
in a great stimulin to better dairy methods
in that neighborhood.
" Well, do you regret that you didn't
study law!"   I asked.
" No indeed !" he responded heartily.
" I havo become intensely interested in my
butter profession, and would not give it
up for any uncertain pursuit now. My
rent costs me little, I fear no labor strikes,
and as tho factory has concluded to run
the year round, I shall have steady employment in the future. I have learned that it
is not so ir uch what a man earns as what
he saves that counts, and 1 am laying up
monoy on $60 per month."
Theie is a lesson in Mr. B'i experience
that I wish to call attention to because of
its significance. He did not obtain a lucrative position in a creamery simply because
ho had entered thc butter-making trade,
but hc obtained it because he was known
to be a competent man for the place. Tbe
summer that he worked in a creamery as a
helper for $25 per month, he wis there to
practically perfect knowledge already
gained by]a short course in a dairy school.
From carnert, honest motives, ho re-
spouted instead of despised details in his
dairy work. If it was right to lay that
butter should be washed when it had granulated to the size of wheat kernels, why not
wash it then ? Under his hands it would
receive such treatment at that point. If
it was right to advocate the weighing of
salt dowu to a half ounce, both it and the
butter should bc weighed by the smallest
notch on the scale, before they were incorporated together.
Some of his butter-making associates
called him "craaky" on the subject of
strict observance of details, claimiug that
no such hobbies were ridden in practice.
"So much the worse for tho practice,
then," said B.
It was this conscientious principle to
learn, and put into daily practice all that
he did learn, that made him quickly a successful butter-maker.
The same general character and skill,
betides benefiting himself, put extra dollars
into the pockets of every dairyman who
patronrzoa the factory in which he wai
employed, and raised the standard of that
plant to a reputation of "first grade."
Without a doubt Mr. B. will be able to
command and demand an increase in his
salary before the year is out.
There is room in the profession for other
butter-makers like him, but no room for
those who become indifferent to the application of many esientials in the daily
routine of work, In the matter of butter-
making, be sure that your neglect will find
you out,���[Geo. E. Newell,in Ohio Farmer.
Fruit Notes-
Bamboo is put to more uses than any
other plant.
A superfluous branch is a needless  drain
upon the resources of a tree.
Very few orchards are what they might
havo been with proper pruning.
In pruning the grape allow five canes
or vineB to each post, cutting back every
year.
Burn all of the wood cut out of black
and raspberries so as oo destroy the eggs of
insects.
Put np a number of small boxei in the
trees in the orchard especially for the martini and wrens.
The trees most frequently struck by
lightning are oak and elm. Beeches are
rarely, if ever,|struck.
All apples keep beat in a temperature
pretty near freezing, and particularly in
an even temperature.
In all pruning it is safer to err on the
side of pruning too little rather than to
run the risk of prnning to much,
A garden can hardly be too ricb, especially if proper care ii taken in planning
the work so ai to keep the ground occupied.
All stone fruits, such as the cherry and
plum, should be grafted before tho lap
leaves, otherwise success is more than
doubtful.
The long growth of raspberries and blackberries should be shortened one-third or
more if the growth was unchecked during
tbe summer.
It is claimed that with the peach a southern slope will yield earlier, richer and better flavored fruit, but there is an increased
risk of loss from late frosts.
Side grafting is most applicable to sticks
less than oue inch in diameter, while cleft
grafting may be performed on sticks from
one inch up to two inches in diameter.
Iu transplanting evergreens the roots
sbould bo wrapped with damp straw or hay
as soon as they are taken out of the ground,
and protected in this way until set out
again.
Keep this in mind for next spring : Ono
tomato plant properly set, staked, manured
and pruned is worth a dozen cultivated in
the ordinary manner. The proof of this is
easy���test it for yourself.
Whon trees are to be set out in the
spring, in many cases it will he a good
plan to mark out the ground and set stakes
where the trees are to be planted. This
will save time in tbe spring.
Killikiuick, or kinikinick, which the Indians are in tho habit of mixing with tobacco, ii rapi Ily becoming extinct. Ssv-
eral plants have received this name, but
they havo no right to it. The true herb
is the inside bark of a young willow.
There is much to be said in the favor of
a wider development of horticulture among
onr farmers, The pregress and development
of a given region can be closely estimated
by watching the progress of its horticulture. The happiness and stability and
best interests ofa community are advanced
by tho liberal practice of this industry.
Fruits and fliwcrs are great civilizers, and
we cau not have too many of them.
Tkoi r.i i: ivirii i it im i:.
British Troops Fired Upon by French
Soldiers In West Africa���Very Meagre
Information.
A London special i��ys:���Military and
political circles were exoited to-day by a
sensational report which reached here from
Sierra Leone, Senegambia, the British colonial settlement of Wost Africa. According
to this report, Capt. E, A, W. Landy, Inspector General of the frontier police, with
26 men and Beveral officers of the First
Battalion ot "A" West India regiiiient, who
were engaged in an expedition against the
Sofas, have boen killed, and it ii added
that they were Bhot by French troops. It
is also reported that a French officer engaged in the attack was captured.
A despatch from Sierra Leone eayi :���
" Captain Lendy and Sergeant Liston, of
the British army, together with 20 men of
a West India regiment, have been killed at
Warina, in the interior. Details of the
affair aro very meagre. Capt, Lendy had
ciiargc of the newly organized frontier police
and il. is surmised that at the timo of tho
miBhap ho was in command ot the frontier
expedition, and the French mistook him and
his men for the natives against whom they
were thon operating."
Tho newi concerning the olanghtcr of
British troops in tho interior of Sierra
Leone has been confirmed by the advices
of tbe Foreign and War Offices, The officers killed wero Capt. Lendy, Lieut. C,
iVronghton, Lieut. Liston, and a sergeant.
The twenty-six privates who were Bhot
were all negroes. Tho government despatches are withheld, and only part of their contents can be ascertained. According to all
accounts tho French opened fire upon the
British troops without provocation or
warning. How they could have made sucb
a mistake is very difficult to conceive,as the
West India regiment wear bright scarlet
uniforme, carry British armp, and observe
all the regulations of army discipline. Tho
attack took place in the district while possession is still a matter of dispute between
France and England.
The British captured a French officer at
Warina,
Till! COLD WAVE.
The Train Service Interrnplcil-The
ThamesFrozen--('aldlnthc Isle ofWlglil
���Sufferings or iht, Poor���The Wcathi-ron
lhc tontines',
A London|despatch says:���The extremely
cold weather now prevailing has delayed
the mails in the north of England. A mail
train running between Sleaford, Lincolnshire snd Peterborough, Northamptonshire,
has not yet arrived at the latter place, and
is thirteen hours overdue. At Spalding,
Lincolnshire, a labourer named Smith has
been found frozen to death.
A despatch from Mazanaga to Lloyds
says that in the storm off the Morocco
coast the French steamer Le Vosges struck
sunken rocks and foundered. All on board
were saved and landed at Mozanaga.
In Cornwall the cold is greater than before experienced in fifty years.
In Hyde park, London, the thermometer
registers 11 degrees above zero. The Thames
from Windsor to Tiddeing to ii frozen
over. A number of trading vassals are fast
in tho ice in the middle of th* stream.
A vessel went on the Goodwin sands in
the strait ol Dover last night. This morning the wreck had disappeared, having
probably been pounded to pieces, and without doubt all her crew were drowned. It
is believed the vessel was the Swedish
barque Carastina, Capt. Kullsen, from
Trapani, for Gothenbeurg.
A despatch from the Isle of Wight whero
the Queen ii at present eojou rning, says
that the mercury registers 10 degrees above
zero, which is the lowest poiut it has reached iu 100 years,
Snow has been falling in the County of
Westmoreland for 24 hours, and the Btorm
shows no signs of cessation. The roads in
every direction have been rendered impassable by drifts.
Two mail coaches, running between London and Tunbridge, in Kent, are snowed
in on the road.
The suffering of the poor all over the
country is terrible.
01*11 IM TUll III.
The Protestant Bishop of Bombay Withdraws From thc Autl-Vplnm Alliance.
A Bombay dispatch says:���Tho Right
Rev. Louis Milne, Protestant Bishop of
Bombay, has requested the secretary of the
anti-Opium Alliance to remove his name
fi om the list of members of the alliance.
Thc bishop states that be withdraws because a number of medical men have repudiated their signatures whichare attached to the petition to the government
against tho use of opium, and because bo
has become convinced that India is not a
country in which the agitation being carried on by the alliance can be pursued to
good purpose,
This is tho timo to fatten aud market
all your surphia stock. Look over the
llucks carefully, and put into the fattening
pens all that will not be profitable producers through the balance of tho Winter,
or that arc not wanted for setting. Feeding
fowls that are notprcducinganything, takes
the profit from thc entire busiuns,
Story ofa Postage Stamp-
The unique Sunday postage stamp issued
in Belgium reminds one of tho equally singular postage stamps whicli were issued,
prior to Confederation, by thoPostunstor-
General of New Brunswick. This worthy
functionary, tho Hon. Charles Oonnoll,
conceived the idea of displaying the Quocn
from her position ou the postage stamps of
the province, and actually carried out his
intentions. Ho ordered in the United
States a series of stamps bearing his own
head in place ofthe tj icon's, and spent
some thousands of dollars of public money
in the investment, Tho news of his rather
startling achievement reached the ears of
thc public and bis colleagues at the same
time, and public indignation ever Mr.Council invasion of the royal prerogative compell.
cd thomemberBoftho ProvincialGovermcnt
to turn bin out of their ranki, The i'bsuo
were cancelled and the stamps destroyed.s
The Council stampis today oneof the rarest
midmost costly of all thc postage Btamps
in existence.
Tho new Duke of Saxe-Cobourg is tattooed.
William Black, the novelist, has boen laid
up at his house at Brighton, England, with
a somewhat severe illnesB.
Florenco Nightingale, the famous nurse,
is 73 years old, She takes her baptismal
name from tho Italian city in which she was
born.
Paderewski is the only solo player engaged for the forthcoming North Rhenish
Musical Eestival, which will take placo
this year at Aix-la.-Clia.peUo.
Rosa Bonheur ii still painting in her
quaint study near Fountaiubleau, She is
now an old woman, small, sunburned, and
wriukled as a peasant. Tho grey hair i3 cut
short, and is still thiok.
The Emperor of Germany draws heavily
on the exchequer when he travels. His trip
to Italy and Austria soon after he ascended
tbo throne cost $230,000. In Germany the
Emperor pays hii own faro.
Miss Kate Sanborn says of the programme!
at womeu's clubs:���" The pipers aro
usually too long-winded and too laboured.
Tbey are exhaustive, usually going back
to the beginning of the world to explain
the present subject."
At the Opera houso in Ottawa recently
tho Counteis of Aberdoon wore a dress of
royal purple volvet j tho skirl was plain
and full; a Bolero jacket of velvet was
worn over a cream silk bodice, and an
Elizabethan frill of cream lace ornamented
the neck, A jewelled liar adorned the
hair.
Hon, Mri. Ivor Herbert, the wifo of tho
General, purposes having a dancing class
during tho winter at Earrjcliffe, The General occupies the rcsidentM of the late
Sir John Macdonnld during the absence of
tho Baroness in Europe, and hero the leaders of Ottawa society are to study the
country dance during the present season.
William E. Gladstone got into the year
of great babies, 1809, only by a scratch.
If he had been born three days later he
would be a child of a year which was not
so memorable for its births. Among the
great personages who were born in 1S09
wero Darwin, Tennyson, Elizabeth Barrett
Browning, Edgar A, Poe, the historian
Kinglake, Mendelssohn, Jules Favre,
Lincoln, Hamlin, Oliver Wendell Holmes,
and ex-Speakor and ex-Senator Robert C.
Winthrop.
Lord Aberdeen has on his Haddo estate
a cottage especially for the children, called
" Holiday Cottage." The place is fitted
up with all the goods and chattels of a
humble home, except that there is no
sleeping accommodaiion in it. In the
garden Lord Haddo, tho Hon. Dudley,
aud Archie Gordon grow potatoes, cabbages,
and strawberries. The threo brothers dig
and delve, fetch water from a pump in the
neighbouring field, mend fences, polish
door-knockers, chop wood, or make themselves otherwise useful. In the kitchen
Lady Marjorie practices all the dotails of
housekeeping. If the floor is dirty she
Bcrnbs it ; when the grate is cold, she
kneels in front of it and cleans it, and lays
the fire,
Prof. John Tyndall's father was a shoemaker in an Irish village and lived in vory
humble style, occupying rooms in the rear
of bis small shop. But like many old-time
cobblers, ho had more than a share of learning and waa witty and sarcastic in argument.
His son was sent to the local grammar
school and one of his old chums there was
M. 0. Hennessey, now a Rochester shoe
manufacturer. Ke says that young Tyn-
dall was an effeminate boy, who gave little
promise of living to be "li years of age.
Andrew J. Davis, a lately deceased Montana man of great wealth, was not noted
for his liberality as a rule, but to a friend
who was in financial straits he once sent a
check for $109,000 with the message : Pay
me if you can; if you cannot never mention it.
Queen Victoria will be settled in
Florence before Easter. At the close of
the following month she will be found in
Coburg, and the next (May) will find her
74 years old.
Foretold His Own Death-
James Beckwourth, thc famous scout, who
became a war chief under the name of Medicine Calf among the Crows, has related to
a friend an extraordinary feat of levitation
which a great war chief of the Crow Indians
performed in his presence on the evo of
leading his warriors to battle. The chief
was au aged man and professed to have a
premonition of death. For many moons he
had led the Crows successfully against their
hereditary foes, the Blackfoet, It was not
his heart that failed him now, but his medicine bad lost its potency.
In thc dusk of the gray miming he led
his braves out on an open prairie, and, setting his sheild on edge some 15 or 20 feot iu
front of them, pointed to it with his lance.
As the eyes of tho fighting men rested upou
tho embossed surface of the buckler it appeared to rise slowly from the ground until
it reached a height corresponding to tbe
head of the ohief; it then, by the same invisible means, passed through the air until
it obscurod his face and hid it from his warriors.
A thrill of horror pervaded the assemblage, but no word was spoken, It was taken
as an emblem of his approaching eclipac,bii
banishment from this world, his journey lo
the land of tho Great Spirit, to which all
Indians, good and bad alike, went with unhesitating faith, This groat chief was killed
that morning,
In less than 300 years Q reat Britian alone
has spent ��1,359,000,000 iu war.
Tho largest locomotive was built four
years ago for the Northern I'acilic, 225,1X0
pounds in weight,
The highest natural bridge ii at Rockbridge, Va., 200 feet from the water to the
bottom of the arch.
A bank official,who "speaks by the card,"
says that the most costly metal ii didyuium,
worth $4,500 per pound.
A certain Chinese sect teaches that
women who become vegetarians will bo
transformed into men in the great hereafter.
The Japanese have 100 natural banks,
with au aggregate capital of $35,00O,COO,
Of theso 09 paid, in 1890, dividends of 10
to 'JO per cent.
The British ironclad Vnlcan must bo a
monster if its rudder bo takeu as the criterion. That useful adjunct weighs twenty-
two tons.
In 1S2I Great Britain bad 3,572,05*0
houses, whoso rental value  was ��2O,O09,-
000 ;  now   there  aro  7,100,000  houses J
rental value, ��134,700,000.
In 1(169 the land of Great Britain constituted 57 per cent, ot the country's
wealth, aud was valued at ��'250,000,009.
Land was then worth $5 an acre,
There is a Btoady decreaso in tho value
of old English mansions. Oakley hall, fa
Essex, a flue property of 000 acres, valued
forty years ago at $140,000, has been sold
for $40,000.
The new Hungarian marriage law prescribes that betrothal shall give no right
to compel the performance of a marriage,
although it may justify a claim for compensation,
The moon is not so small after all. Its
surface area is fully as great as that of
Africa and Australia combined, which
would make it ouly about l'.',\ times smaller
than our earth.
There are over 300 mountains on the
North American continent that are over
10,090 foot in height. In Alaska alono
there are scores of them, an I uot less than
five in that boreal region exceed 15,000
feot.
A millionaire of Vienna has left provision
in his will for the constant illumination of
tho vault wherein he uow lies. Anelectria
light is to be kept burning for a year, aud
evon the collin is to be lighted iu the iuterior
by electricity.
In 1881 English ships brought to the bone
factories of England ?0,090 skeletons of
Turkish aud Russian soldiers who had perished in the Crimean war. They were to be
utilizing matorial, after being ground to
powder in the mills.
aiThe first, aerial voyage was mide September 18, 1783, by a sheep, a cock aud a duck
to a height of 1,500 feet. The first human
traveller through the air was M. Francois
Pilatro do Rozier, who mounted the following mouth iu a free balloon.
All the wars of Napoleon Bonaparte cost
his country ��255,0110,000, while the wars of
Louis Napoleon cost France ��442,000,000]
Thc formor made the enemy pay most of
the expense ; the expense ol the wars waged
by the latter was borne by France.
Tbe Boldier is the best fed individual of
his class in Europe, The British soldier
receives for his daily ration 16 ounces of
bread, 12 of meat, 2 of rice, 8 of dried vegetables, 16 of potatoes, and once a week be
receives 2 ounces of salt, 4 of coffee aud 9 of
sugar.
Electricity is on the point of obtaining a
remarkable success in Saxony, According
to various papers negotiations for carrying
out the project to supply electric power in
a single centre for the eutire extent ot the
kingdom have reeulted iu a concession to
1 that eliect.
Old records say that the law once took a
hand in reducing the size of woman's
sleeves iu Venice. That wai in 1303, and
its effect was soon seen in the extravagant
trains that women added to their gowni.
As soon as thc puzzled law makers realized
what was tho matter, they curtailed the
skirt by a second edict, to be again circumvented by the great magnificence of both
skirts and sleeves, whicli were blazoned
with embroideries of gold, and set with
precious stones. These, too, were enacted
out of fashion, but only while the women
were getting breath for a fresh contest, and a sleeve that exceeded in cost
anything that had gone before, for they
were both wide and long, reaching even the
hem of the dress. These were the aim coverings that called forth the last ii.it from the
Venetian Senate.
Difficulties are alwaya mountains lill wo
meet them, and mole hills when wo have
passed them.
Would'stthou travel the path of truth
and goodness! Never deceive cither thy-
telf or oihen.
She Bought a Door-bell-
Agont���" Bog pardon, ma'am, but I have
boen requeitod by a number of persons to
call here and show you our new patent
Electric Wakethodead Door-bell. It s very
hard on hands to have to knnck, ma'am,
and overybody says tho only reason why
you haven't a bell is because you never
thought of it."
Housekeeper���"That's very truo. I really
had forgotten that thoro was no bell. Put
ono in."
Agont (half an hoar later)���"It's all dono,
ma'am. Here's the bill. Thank you. I'll
receipt it,"
llousokoepor���" Would you object to
telling mo who the persons were wbo com-
plained that I had no bell?"
Agent���"They wero peddlers, ma'am,
Good-day ma'am."
There aro ninety-two Christian churches
in thc city of'Tokin, Japan.
Myatsriea ofa Lump of Goal-
For yoars no one had supposed that a
lump of soft coal, dug from its mine or bed
in the earth, possessed auy other purpose
than that of fuel. It was next found that
it would afford a gai which was combustible. Chemical analysis proved itto be made
of hydiogen. In process of time mechanical and chemical ingenuity devised a mode
of manufacturing ti'.is gas, and applying it
to the lighting of buildings and cities on a
large scale. Iu doing this, other product!
of distillations were developed uutil, step
by stop, the following ingredients are
extracted from it:
An cxccllont oil to supply lighthouses,
equal to the best sperm oil at lower cost.
Benzole���a light sort of ethereal fluid,
which evaporates easily, and, combined
with vapor or moist air is used for the purpose of portable gas lamps, so called.
Naphtha���a heavy lluid, useful to dissolve
guttapercha aud India rubber. An excellent oil for lubricating purposes. Aaphal-
turn, which is a black, solid substance,usod
in nuking varnishes, covering roofs, anil*
covoiing vaults. I'aralline-a white crystalline substance, rcsembliug white wai,
which can bc mado into beautiful wax
candles; it melts at a temperature of on*
hundred and ten degrec3, and affordi ap
excellent light. All theso soft substincei
iro now made from loft coal,
Time to Intraie-
Mother���" Is Mr. Kisscm In the parlor
yoi ?"
Littie Son���*1 Yes."
" What are tbey doing !"
" They is sitt'ng a good ways apart, and
miking ; but sistct h��s taken off ber Eliza*
both rulT."
" Very well; Ml go down at ouca. (��1)0 ftootenay Star
SATURDAY, FEB. 3, 1893.
False Statements It* 1'uli-il.
It having been stated in Kevelstoke
ibat the revenue from West Kootenuy
did not entitle it to anything like the
appropriations it had  received  for
years pant, and that it wns drawing
money from the pockets of taxpayers
in other parts of the province, we
present a few figures from last year's
returns which will prove the falsity
6f these statements, nnd show thut
the miners of West Kootenay are entitled to tbe outlay they are asking
for on the construction  of  WBgon
roads.   The Kevenne Itetume for the
fiscal year ended 30th June, 1893,
Shows the revenue from West Koofe-
% to be $77,031; East Kootenay
$14,019.    West Kooteniy received
$76,000 for nil purposes, $2,000 less
than she contributed.   Only two dis-
triote in the whole province���Victorin
City and New Westminster District���
returned a greater revenue th��n West
Kootenny. Uf the $77,000 the mining
interest contributed  $40,096, while
Alining interests in Cariboo contri-
fmted $6,881, and in East Kootenay
$5,489; the mining interest in the
tthole province returned $83,632, thus
Showing that West Kootenay 'e mining
interests are worth nearly as much as
all the rest of the province put together. West Kootenay's free minere
paid $10,373 for certificates, ont of a
total of $27,868 for the Whole province���only $2,000 short ot being
two-tbirds. Cariboo's free miners' certificates cost $2,360, and East Kootenay's $1,662. General mining receipts
���Province, $23,232; West Kootenay,
$11,-416; Cariboo, $2,341; East Kootenay, $1,585.   But why go on?  We
havo quoted enough to show the absurdity of statements made by certain parties who for some inscrutable
reason devote a great deal of tbeir
time iti tlllifying and belittling West
Kootenay, and more especially the
Northern half of it.
(:) SENATE HOTEL (:)
FRONT    STREET
KEVELSTOKE
FIELD & BOURKE, Proprietors,
First-class Table.   Good Beds.   Everything New and Clean.
LARGEST DINING ROOM IN TOW if;
The Bedrooms are Warm arid newly Furnished.
.   Best Brands of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Stoves!
Stoves! I
Tinware and Hardware by the carload,
T, L. HAIG,
lSl6tARY PUBLIC ! REVELSTOKE, B. G.
Mining and Real Estate Broker and General
Commission Agent.
FIRE, LIFE & ACCIDENT INSURANCE,
REPRESENTATIVE OP THE KOOTENAY SMELTING AKfe
TRADING SYNDICATE.
agent for TROUT LAKE CITY, KASLO CITY, NAKUSP & other
TOWN8ITE8.
GROCERIES, PROVISIONS..
FLOUR  1MB   FEE��
STOCKED REGULARLY FROM TSg EAST,
Dry Goods, Clothing.
Ui&feY   WATERPROOFS   -o-   -o-    GENTS'  FURNISHINGS
GENTLEMEN'S,
LADIES' k
CHILDREN'S
Boots, shoes and rubber goods.
Relief in Six Houbb.-Distressing
kidney and bladder diseases relieved
in six boors by the New Great South
American Kidney Cure. 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 pus-ting
it almost immediately. If yoa want
quick relief and onre tbis is yonr
remedy.   At Revelstoke Pharmacy.
DEAFNESS
Relieved by science. The greatest
invention of the age. Wilson's common sense ear drnms; simple, practical, comfortable,safe and invisible.
No string or wire attachment. Try
them and yon will discard all others.
Write for pamphlets to C. ii. MILLER, 39 Freehold Loan, Toronto.
FRANK BEEGAN,
Grocer, Tea Dealer and
Provision Merchant,
REVELSTOKE,   B.C.
HAM AND BACON A SPECIALTY,
FLOUR, FEED, HAY AND GRAIN.
WANTED,
A TANK BUILDER.-Apply to
0. H, Allen, Revelstoke Brewery. -
A. McNEIL,
BARBER SHOP k BATHROOMS,
Front Street,
RETELSTOKE, B.C.
CENTRAL HOTEL.
ABRAtt&MSON BROS., Pror's.
First-class Table, good Beds,
Telephone.
FIRE-PROOF SAFE.
���BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS AND
STEAMERS.
K. K. K.
TUB IS NOT A PUZZLE.
It is the tra-l*** name for
Kootenay Cough Care
Snd n name that is b-MOming familiar
in every home in lietveisUiko.
8AMPLE BOTTLE, 10c.
AT
Revelstoke Pharmacy
ASSAYING.
GOLD AHlT SILVER.
Gnarantoed Correct Sennit*.
Oold  12 (10
8ilver     2 Of)
Lead     2 00
Gold and Bilver     a 00
Gold, Silvor and IjoikI    i 00
All other assays Bt moderate t'lfiin.s.
tJemJ samples by initil or express,
prepaid.
W. Thos. Ruwmf.ll,
hoi 90, Uuuteville, Ont,
.'Genuine Reductions:.
WE:.
E have a number of pieces of PKINT and DRESS
GOODS in Stock which we desire to SELL OUT
before g*ettin*r. in our New Stock of SPRING
GOODS, and in order to do this we are offering tkem at
20 PEK CENT. BELOW THE USUAL PRICES.
Those who require Prints or Dress Good* for the
corning summer will find it greatly to their advantage to
buy NOW.
MILLINERY & MANTLES.
THE   LATEST   IN   FALL   SHAPES.
���HUMMED HATB.
RIBBONS, TRIMMINGS
AND FANCY GOODS,
LADIES'AND CHILDREN'S
FUR FINISHED MANTES
H. N. COURSIER,
REVELSTOKE.
C. B. Hume & Company,
Revelstoke Station.
REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.
Atlantic Express, sri-iver, 10.00 daily.
Pacific        - "     10.55   "
Cheapest, most reliable nn<) safe
onte to Montreal,Toronto, St. P-tnl,
Chi08go, NVw York and ItoHtun,
Hates $5 to $10 \crwe-t tiauu any other
route,
Specially fitted Colonial. Oars, in
charge of a Porter, for tl,�� aooommodation of PnweugerH holding seoond
cIbhh tickets. Padwrigerfl booked to
and from all European points at
lowest Kates.
Low Freight Uat.es. Qniek despatch. Merchants will s��t�� mosey
by having their freight routed via
fcheC.P, if,
Full and reliable information given
by applying to
GEO. MoL BROWN,
Asst. Qen'l Freight Ag't, V'neouvr.
or to f. T. 3BEW8TER,
Ag't C. I'. R. I'opot. Rerelstoke.
CA1�� I OBTAIN A PATENTT   Fore
K,���npt aiwwer and an honest opinion, write to
I *��� V * CO., who have had nearly fifty years'
1 erperitince In the patent lnr,i,i���h'. Comnmniwa*
tlom strictly fionfl'lerittaf. A Handbaaok of Information concerning Patent* and hour to ob*
tain tin-,,, sent free. Also a catalogue of mechanical and adentlflo bookB acnt free.
' Patent* taken throngh Mnnn ft Co. receive
���txielal notice In lho MrlnntlSc A nirrimn, and
linns are t-totttot widely hefore the public trillion-, soft to tho inventor, Than Knfendld paper,
' tanned weekly, elegantly Illustrated, has by far tho
largest circulation of any scientific work io the
world. S3 a year.  Rumple copies sent free.
Building Kditfon, nwntbly, WJOa yonr. Slngla
copies, j*.j, NtrtaV Every number contains beautiful plates, tn colon,, ami photographs of new
te..>-t t. with plans, enabling nullden, to show the
latest designs and teeure contract:,. A rtdroan
I'.l-.VN 4 CO. Ntw Vni'.g, :i��l lin���Ai,Wj\ v.
BOURNE BROs,,
GENERAL MERCHANTS,
Revelstoke, New Denver
and Nakusp.
DEALERS    IN
DRY GOODS, PROVISIONS,
SUPPLES,
Harness,
BOOTS MB 8H0.SS.
FLOUR, OATS, SHORTS AND ALL" KINDS OF FEED,
DOOBS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES/
WALL  PAPER, EtO.
Giant Powder kept in stock at New Denver and
Nakusp.
OLD CLOTHES
Cleaned, Repaired, Altered
and put in good Bhape
AT
SAM NEEDHAiVTS,
milGLAK ST., MVmTOKK.
G. rERRYBERRY,
GENERAL BLACKSMITH
REVELSTOKE.
REPAIPaS TO WAGONS, Ere.
SHOWING  A   SPECIALTY.
Kootenay Lake
HAW MILL,
KASLO. B.C.
Q. O. BUCHANAN, PROP,
L II MB E R,
totifth ��n,l ilrc��H���,l, Bbiuglci, fiii'lu,
AtonlilinK", Hii.'ilit's. l)fi���r��,
OliiHt,, Ao., nlwiiyn
in Rl.nck.
Capacity io.wo.t. p��*r aiotu.
Doors, Sashes, & Blinds.
R.   HOWSON,
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, CasketBv
Shrouds, &c.
-+*
REVELSTOEI,    B.C.

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