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Array VOL. V.
REVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C., DECEMBER 16, 1893.
No. 27.
Boman Catholic services will be
Lelil in the ohuroh to-morrow; in
the morning at 10.15 High Muss anil
sermon ; evening at 7 30 solemn ves-
|":rs and lecture. .Kev. Father Jos,
Aecorsini, pastor.
The W. D. Boyce Co. of Chicago
want a good bustling boy or girl in
every town in tho United States and
Cunada to sell their famous weekly
illustrated papers, Tun Batohijat
BiiASR and the Ohioag'j Lbdqbr.
'. hey are to be sold ou the streets, in
shops, stores, etc Tbonsamls of
Imys are now making money doing
this, as it is an easy matter after
once fairly started. No expense to
begin. Send name to above address
and receive instructions and stationery.
Belief in Six Hovits.-Distressiug
kidoey and bladder diseases relieved
in six hours by the New Oreat 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 tbe bladder, kidneys, back
and every part of the nrinary passages in male or female. It relieves
retention of water and pain in passing
it almost immediately. If you want
qniek relief and cure this is your
remedy.   At Bevelstoke Pharmacy,
THE CHBISTMAS SEASON
is close npon ns, and we must be on
the lookout for some little memento
to send to friends in Ontario, Que-
beo, the States and the Old Oountry.
Yoo will tind a great variety of these
knick knacks and lots of fanoy goods
AT THE PHARMACY,
and every child in tbe town may be
made happy by a present from the
fine selection of toys to be found
there. The prices are at rook bottom and tbe display is worth going
to see.   Come earlv for first ohoice.
Revelstoke Pharmacy
R. S. WILSON,
(successor to w. j. law)
REVELSTOKE,    B.C.
MERCHANMAILOR.
First-class stock of Imported
aud Domestic Goods.
FINE   WORK  A  SPECIALTY.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
A LOST SOLE
is a very annoying accident that conld
never happen witb a well-made shoe.
Band stitched soles, snob as those
made by Bickerton, have to weak off.
You will find that
BICKERTON'S
HAND-MADE
SHOES
are positively tbe best for wear in
tbis eonntry. An easy, perfect fit
guaranteed, and tbe style and appearance equal to anything yon oan
buy in tbe stores. You oan also get
yonr repairing done while yon wait.
 ��	
You'll find Bickerton on
FBONT STREET, BEVELSTOKE.
0.& H.LEWIS,
BAKERS AND CjjTOlOSEM.
SUFFERS and BALLS
Catered for.
WEDDING CAKE A SPECIALTY.
a. McNeil,
BABBEB SHOP k BATHBOOMS,
Front Street,
BEVELSTOKE, B.C.
ARMIT & RASHDALL,
New Denver, B.C.
REALESTATE AMtNIHG BROKERS
Crown Orants ean be obtained direct
from the Government for all lots in
the town of New Denver.
ASSAYING.
GOLD AND SILVER.
Guaranteed Correct Results.
Gold  |2 00
Silver    2 00
Lead    2 00
Gold and Silver    8 00
Gold, Silver aud Lead    4 00
All other assays at moderate figures.
Send samples by mail or express,
(repaitl.
W> Thos. Ncwinim,
Bnx90,ButttsviUe,OuL
LOCAL NEWS.
Mr. Stewart, C.P.B. surveyor, is laid
up with la grippe.
Wednesday night's and last night's
trains were cancelled owiug to the suow
further east.
C. B. Hume k Co. have just received
a fine assortment uf ladies' hosiery of
all shades and qualities.
Miss E. Lee has been very ill for the
past week with inflammation of the
stomach, but is now out of danger,
Bev. C, A. Proounier will preach in the
Methodist church to-morrow; morniug
at 10.30, emiiing at 7.30. Sunday-school
in the church at 2.30.
Itch on human and horses and all
animals cured in 30 minutes by WooN
ford's Sanitary Lotion. This never fails,
Sold at Bevelstoke Pharmacy.
Where are yon going to eat yonr
Christmas dioner? We would advise
you to go to The Senate, where you will
get an out uml out square meal for 25o,
Those desiring Christmas Cakes and
Fanoy BreadB will do well to leave their
orders at the Bakery. Special attention
will bo given to that depurtmeut in
future.
Christmas Presents, Fanoy Goods and
Toys in great variety are now on view
at the Pharmacy, Gladden your children's hearts by taking tbem to have a
look, even if you don't buy.
The Senate is fast becoming noted for
its excellent table, and no wonder. The
proprietors don't scrimp and scrape to
save a few cents, and they have got the
best cook iu town.
Fanoy Goods suitable for Christmas
Presents are being displayed in pleasing
variety at O. B. Hume & Co's. To particularize them wonld fill this column,
but every article is new, elegant and
cheap.   Call and see for yourself.
Mr. Wm. Cleveland has written to the
Vanconver World stating that the report
sent in by its Trout Lake correspondent
as to an alleged temperance lecture by
Mr. Cleveland is a tissue of falsehoods.
Now in the winter of our discontent,
With hacking congh and feverish body
bent; Grasped in the clutches of the
fiend La Grippe, Tbe proper thing to do
is take a sip���of tbe Kootenay Cough
Mixture at the Pharmacy. It will cure
yon and kill la grippe.
Mr. S. Ballegaard met with another
accident yesterday whioh compels him
to limp aronod with a stick. While
loadiug his sleigh witb beef at the station a " quarter," weighing about 2001b,
fell on his foot and badly bruised tbe
instep, The beef was frozen hard as
rock and hit a severe blow,
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, conghs, spruius, ko.
Save$50 by nse of one bottle. Warranted
tbe most wonderful Blemish Cure ever
known.   The Bevelstoke Pharmacy.
Mr. C. B. Hume left yesterday morning for a visit to his old borne in New
Brunswick, and will be absent tno or
three months. As tbe trains are running so irregulary and some being cancelled on aocount of the snow blookade
it is a question whether Mr. Hume will
reaoh bis destinatian in time for Christmas. J
Next Saturday evening there will be
a Christmas Eve entertainment in the
Methodist church, when Santa Clans
will distribute presents to every child
in town. Tbe admission is only 25c,
and it is hoped there will be a large
attendance. Gifts of toys, etc, may be
left with the Decoration Committee. See
advt.
Tbere is about 200 extra population
io town jnst now, the hotels being fnll
to overflowing, and every honsu and
shack occupied, one dwelling-house
having 20 occupants. A great number
of the new-comers are Italians wbo bave
been working on the new railways, and
who will winter here so as to be on the
spot when work opens np in tbe spring.
Isn't it about time the fire engine was
placed on runners? Of what use would
the engine be in case of fire just now?
It would be a most difficult task to drag
it through tbe deiip snow on wheels,
even with the aid of horse power. Mr.
F. Fraser offered last spring to make
the brigade a present of a set of runners, but whether the offer still holds
good we cannot say,
If Bevelstoke people would show a
little more humanity towards their
neighbors the town wonld be a muoh
move pleasant place to live in, but it
seems that charity is unknown here. It
was aver thus. Though written long ago
these lines are just aa true to-day:���
" Man's (and woman's, too) inhumanity
to man
Makes countless millions mourn."
Evidently the tree which produces tbe
"milk of bnman kindness" does not
grow in the vicinity of Bevelstoke,
Messrs. E. Mannsel, E. Barchard, A.
Craig and J. Brown, all residents of
Trout Lake City, arrived here this week
and will probably stay the winter. Andy
Craig, wbo has been managing Hume k
Co.'s store at Tront Lake, will take bis
old place behind the counter of the
same firm in this town, wbile he is succeeded at Tront Lake by Augus White.
Messrs. Maunsel and Barohard bave
been trapping, but have not met witb
very great snooesi, They say that tbe
marten .ve plentiful e-noo-jb, but, they
an ata-apty " out oi sighi.'*
Of courso everybody likos to sleep
warm this bitter weather. The bedrooms at The Souate, besides being new
and clean, are so warm and cosy that to
sleep in them is a luxury.
Mr J. T. Nault was in town this
week. His scow still lies on tho beach
near tbo Green Slide, but he has completed arrangements whereby her cargo
of provisions may be taken on to Nakusp.
Toys, Tots, Toys,���If you wish to
make your littlo ones happy during thu
festive season just oull at O. B. Hume k
Co.'s and select something from the new
and varied assortment of toys thoy have
on view, Look iu and inspect tliom
and bring the children with you
Rheumatism Cubed in a Day,���South
American Rheumatic Cure for Rheumatism an,I Neuralgia radically oures in 1
to 3 days. Its actiou upon the system is
remarkable and mysterious. It removes
at once the cause and tbe disease inline
diately disappears. Tbe first dose greutly
benefits.���75 cents. At the Rovelstoke
Pharmacy,
H. Seroy, discoverer and owner of
the Black Prince claim near Trout Lake,
has been in town for tbe past few daya.
He brought samples of a new ore which
was thought to bo tin, but after au
assay, whiob is a tedious and difficult
process, Mr. Holdich found it to be
titanium, a metal of littlo worth. Mr.
Seroy also brought from the Lardean
some flue specimens of gold quartz and
some pyrites containing silver and gold.
Mr. Geo. Marsh arrived up last night
from the Green Slide, where a lot of
freight for Nakusp and New Denver is
being transferred from the cars to the
sleighs. He says a restaurant is very
muoh needed tbere jnst now, and thinks
it a pity that Messrs. Nelles und Wrong
have decided not to oarry out their plan
of establishing one. Coming up last
night part of the train got off the traok
about Beven miles down, and Mr. Marsh
and others walked up.
Tbe ball given ou behalf of the fire
brigade on Wednesday night drew a
large attendance, there beiug between
60 and 70 present at one time or
another. Sixteen couples were on the
floor in the square dances, with the
usual complement of wallflowers, An
excellent lunch, furnished by Messrs.
Lewis, was served at 12.30, after which
a few of the oompany left, Strange to
say, the musicians also quit, and others
had to be hunted up to take their places.
After this episode the dance went merrily on till 4.30 a.m. After paying all
expenses the brigade will be about #30
better off.
Tbe Columbia River and Arrow Lake
ronte is beiug kept open to Nakusp,
New Denver and Three Forks by means
of sleighs from the end of the B. k A.
L. Bailway at the Green Slide to tbe
steamboats at Cariboo Bar, and mails
for those places are being despatched
regularly. News was received last night
that the river is now blooked below Cariboo Bar, and tbe shipping point will in
future be Bannock Point, near the head
of the lake. The sleigh road is completed witb tbe exception of a short
piece on the river front this side of
Hall's Landing, where tbere is a steep
bluff to be got over or around, which
will take about a week to overcome.
The blizzard yesterday was a pretty
sight for those wbo were not compelled
to be ont in it. Tbe wind scooped thc
snow off the roofs and carried it away in
powdery olouds. Drifts were piled np
und footpaths obliterated all over town.
Fortunately it was not vory cold, just a
few degrees below the freezing poiut,
The front of Coursier's old warehouse,
which had remained unsupported since
the roof fell in last week, was swaj iug
dangerously in the wind, and it was
deemed advisable to take it down before
it fell aud crushed some passer-by. A
few blows from behiud with a big axo
and the structure came down with a
crash. Abont half a dozen Italians
found employment during tbe remainder of tbe day clearing away tbe debris.
Miss Sara Lord Bailey is suffering
from an acute attack of influenza and
was oompelied to canool ber eugage
mont to appear in Bourne's Hall last
night. The disappointment is keenly
felt, not only by those who anticipated au
intellectual treat, but also by tbo oommittee of the Methodist ohuroh who hud
the affair in hand and advertised it, as
tbe whole of the prooeods (if any) wero
to have been devoted to the funds of
that church, They had already disposed of $30 worth of tiokets, Those
who wish their money refunded wil)
please call on Miss Baird. Miss Bailey
passed through on yesterday morning's
express en route for her homo in
Boston, Mass,, all engagements being
oancolled.
LAItDEAU NOTES.
[fbom oub own oobkespondentJ
Thout Lake City, Nov. 28th.
The news bas just reached here, on
tbe best authority, that Messrs. Ilaiificld
and Grennloes have disposed of ouu-lifIb
interest in the Black Prince for $5,000
spot cash. Wbile this amount is far
below the value of a fifth share in tbe
property, Messrs. Haofield und Greeu-
lees are to be congratulated un the sale
at a period when bilver is at its lowest
ebb aud silver mines a drug on tlie market. The case with whioh experienced
mining men aro induced to puy cash
���ft-ABey lut times in properties in this.
neighborhood is the best advertisement
for the district. It is expected that
early in the coming spring several more
rioh cIu'uih will be developed and put
on the market.
The Browns report that they have
been taking out gold from tlieir placer
claim every day, notwithstanding the
severe weather, which renders Juicing
difficult.
Tlio puck trains from Thomson's, un
the N.E. Arm, have made tlieir last trip
this season, und uny communication
with tho outer world must uow be by
Shank's pouy.
No mail lias reuohed us for two weeks.
Tlio weather continues bright aud fro-ty
aud although the snow is 30 inches ue- p
ou the flat it is not difficult to get
about,
Marten trapping bas so far beeu a
failure this fall. The auitnals appear tu
be running outirely beneath the snow.
The principal news just uow is tbe
scarcity of it.
Mexican Duplicity and Arizona
Destitution. ��� Letter from u
Cariboo "Old-Timer."
Canadians living under a foreign flag
generally regret leaving their onu country sooner or later, and bave often to
admit that justice and freedom, as they
are interpreted in tbe two republics on
this northern continent, nre a snare aod
delusion. The writer uf the following
letter is un old-timer of Cariboo aud is
well known to a large number of rest
douts iu this town and neighbourhood
but we have no authority to publish his
name. He is writing from Phoenix,
Arizona, and if our miners will eompare
the state of things here with what he
depicts in Arizona they will see tbat
they huve much to be thankful for. This
is only an extract from a very long letter concerning tbe muoh vaunted freedom in our Unole Samuel's domain, bnt
we cannot make room for tbe whole
of it :-
"Your letter of last December came
to hand ull O. K., nnd I fully intended
tu answer long before now, but since
then I bave had more trouble than ever
I expected to go through, I will give
you a short sketch of Mexican justice,
suoh as bus been administered to me at
tbe hands of the officials in Old Mexico.
Another man aod myself went into tbat
country tbe first of the present year on
a prospecting trip. After we spent some
time looking around we ran across a
Mexicun outfit working a little one-horse
mine and taking out tbe best ore as they
thought, throwing tbe waste ore to one
side until there was quite a large dump
formed. We lookad it over aud found
out it was quite a good investment, and
we made a bargain to buy the dump by
bulk and pail them $500.00 in gold,
which was quite satisfactory uutil we
began shipping our ore after sorting it.
We sent out two car loads to tbo Kansas
Smelting Works, locatod across tbe Rio
Grande on tbe Texas side. We more
than paid all expenses on two carloads
and had at least 60 carloads left, which,
of course, would bave made us a nice
little stake, provided we got away with
it, Bnt the Mexicans got wind, some*
how, that they bad made a bad bargain,
although we paid tbem every cent they
asked. To make a long story short, tbey
bad both of us arrested and swore we
stole some of their good ore and mixed
with our own.    We were arrested in
March and held iu their d d old
Skookimo bouse until tbe lst of this
month, when we were luoky enongb to
be turned louse after spending every
dollar we bad, and more besides, as my
partner was fortunate enongb to get
$1,000 from outside, whioh ull went in
law expenses to prove our innocence,
whioh we eventually did. But the
Mexicans in tho meantime bad shipped
au the ore, sold out the mine and
skipped I So you oan see at once why
we were hold so long. It was to give
them a chance lo dispose of tbe ore and
huve it removed. I hud all I wanted of
Mexico, anil hern in Unele Sam's territory it is vn y little tetter, tin hero I
am to-day, ali.r rustling around hard
all my lit", without a dollar iu my possession, lucutuil in a country wliue it is
impossible tu get a day's wurk, as thore
are thousands uf men here, aud miners
at tbat, who du nut gut six meals in a
week iu this "gluriuun tnmuky" wu hear
bo muoh about. Thank Gud, after living
in this oountry for seven long years I
never changed my coat, and to-day I
think more of my dear old Canadian
home than I did tbe morning I left tbere
fourteen years ago, and I bave made up
my mini to spend the balance of my
career in the land of " The Maple Leaf
Forever,"
W. A. JOWETT,
MINING AND REAL ESTATE BROKER,
NELSON. B.C.
Lardeau and Slocau Prospects
Wanted.
HULL BROS.
REVELSTOKE.
B V T C H E ft'S
AND   WHOLESALE   AND   RETAIL  DEALKBS
IN
BULU', PORK, Etc.
A CARD OF THANKS.
Having disposed of ray business to>
Mr. It. ti. Wilson nnd beiug about to>
leave the town to winter in California, I
take this opportunity of returning my
most siuoere thanks to my patrons for
the generous support lhey huve giveu
mo during the two years of my residenoe'
here.
It is with great regret that I am
leaving Revelstoke, but I hope to return
iu tho near future aud take up my residence among you again.
I would beg n continuanoe of your
esteemed favors for my sucoessor.
Again thanking you all for past kindness, I beg to subscribe myself
Your obedient servant,
W. J. LAW.
Revelstoke, Dec, 13th, 1893.
Awarded
Highest Honors���World's Fair.
MOST PERFECT MADE.
A pure Crape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free
from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant
40 YEARS THB STANDARD.
Christmas Entertainment-.
-:o: :o:-
In the Methodist Church
NEXT SATURDAY EVENING*
there will be given
AN EXCELLENT PROGRAMME OP
VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL
MUSIC, READINGS AND
RECITATIONS,
Under the auspices of the Sunday School
WHEN
will pay bis annual visit to Revelstoke,
bringing a
CHRISTMAS    PRESENT
for every boy and girl in tbe town.
Everybody come.   Admission 25c.
Presents may be left witb the Decorating;
Committee.
R. HOWSON, Superintendent.
Dressmaking.
Mantlemaking.
MISS A. NELSON
Desires to inform tbe ladies of Revelstoke tbat she has opened a Dress and
Mantlemaking establishment at tbe Stockholm House, Front Street, whore she will
be pleased to show all the latest London,
Paris aud Now York designs. Satisfaction guaranteed in lit, style and finish.
r. (jenelle.
MANUFACTURER OF k DEALER.
in all kinds of
Rough and Dressed
LUMBER.
CONTRACTOR. &c.
NAKUSP, B.C.
A. H. HOLDICH,
Of Swansea and Wigan,
Analytical Chemist & Assayer*
REVELSTOKE,   B.C.
Stockholm Hous-i
JOHN STONE, Ymi.
The Dining-room is furnished wiih. th*
best, the mark**', affords.
TW b*i ie sap pi-awl ��:ith a chvice btuek
at W9��s,li-|Uurb and oi^axs ��� in\    uii-jniiiji nuiuiii   LyUVLylli
BY "TIIK DUCHESS,    IN I.IPPINCOTTH MAOAZINI*.
CHAPTER IV.
Miss Bridget O'More stalks into the room
hor faoo one great aggressive smile. As
her faoo is ��bout the broadest thing on ro-
cord, ns fur as faces go, the smile passes all
IoimIs. Tho smile of the famous Cheshire
cat isn't in it, by comparison. Miss Bridget
Is tall, stout and vigorous, When sho
speaks ahe shouts. This latter delightful
trait (ihal, as a rule, reduces tho notvous
Stranger to tho verge of lunacy) arises, probably from the fact that Bhe has insisted on
getting her false teeth from the choapost
man in Dublin, and therefore unless sho
yells no one can understand her I there aro
times whon sho does not understand herself.
It has boen suggested to her by long su f
Coring relatives that she would gain in the
Having of her lungs if she would only go to
a good dentist ; but to save in ptirso is the
joy oi Miss Bridget O'More.
Having considerably moro money than
she knows what to do with, it is Miss
Bridget's chief delight to pile up sum after
sum and invest them carefully, Mbe might
have been of immense good lo Terry and
the buys ninco (and long before) their father's death, but, beyond, that one offor on
Mr. O'More's demise, she has carefully refrained from mixing herself up with
their affairs until now,���now when she
hears that Terry, the despised because
impecunious Terry, is about 1.0 form an
alliance with a man rich enough to satisfy
even her dreams of avarice.
Siie comes boaming into the room, hor
skills well caught up, her ponderous feet
showing,
" My good girl! This is excellent news!"
(lie cries falling upon Torry an.l nearly
stilling her in a huge embrace. "Good
heavens i fanoy such luck coining to you?
Who'd have thought a mau as rich as he
is would have cast a second thought on a
lean little creature like you ?"
Here she catches Fanny's eye, who is
gesticulating to her frantically behind
Terry's back. Fanny is fast growing des.
pci-aie. After all the troublo she has taken
to bring Terry to the desired point, now
iiere comes this meddling sdly old woman
saying the very things that are likely to
make the girl angry enough to break
through her late dooision.
" I knew you'd be glad, Aunt Bridget,"
says Fanny, in a delightful tone. " Bitt I
must confess I disagree with you about
Terry in one way. I tliink," laughing
brightly, " Gerrard Trefusis will have the
bestof the bargain. But it will be a good
match all thesame."
" .Such wealth I" says Miss Bridget, uplifting her hands.
" Oh, not that so much," says Fanny,
prettily. " He is so good, so true, so
handsome,"
" It is an epoch in her life," says Miss
Bridget, solemnly. " Terentia, you must
have a new gown for Fanny's dance. And"
���with overwhelming generosity���" I shall
give it to you. When does your dance
come oil', Fanny '.'   Next month* ?"
Terry who has not spoken up to this,
now turns suddelny upon the speaker.
"1 don't want it !" says she, clearly, distinctly. Thc words read rudely, but Terry
dots not look rude as she stands there, hor
face very white, her eyes flashing. She
looks only troubled and perhaps a littl
haughty.
"It isn't what yon want, it is what I
want I" says Miss Bridget, autocratically.
"I insist, now that you are engaged to so-
so"���warned by another frown from Fanny,
she changes the word on her lips���" so
worthy a young man, on your appearing
properly dressed for once in your life!"
Terry makes an angry movement. One
v.ould think I had been improperly dressed
up to this," says she indignantly."
" \'ou have certainly been shabby at
times," say Miss Bridget, who, not being j
a nioco of yours is going to marry a man
ivlth twenty thousand a year and a titlo in
propect.no wonder her wits go a bit astray."
That touch about the title is evon more
subtle than the one about the monoy. Miss
Bridget sinks back in her chair, much mollified.
Fanny goes over to where Terry is rtand-
ing, angry, hurt, hor faco a very ploturo of
disgust.
Look here, Terry; don't bo a fool,"
says her cousin, softly. "Every girl likos
a now dres*. And you aro just liko the
rest :so don't givo yourself airs, It maybe proper pride to refuse things from mo,
who am only your cousin (though I don't
think so, miud), but to rofuse them from
Aunt Bridget is pure folly. Pull younolf
together, you litlle gooso, and see how things
aro. Vou will want your trousseau from
her later ou. I only wish to gooinosa"���
sho laughs, and turns to whero Miss Bridget
is sitting-"that Aunt Bridget would aoe
hor way to giving me a gown 1"
To Mrs. Adare's everlasting astonishment,
Aunt Bridget rises to tho bait that had
been thrown without any meaning.
As for that, Fanny, I'll give you ono
too, if you liko, says tho old minor,
slowly. Sho is so elated by tho thought
that one of ber nieces is going lo make so
distinguished a marriage, that not only har
heart-strings bul l.or puree-strings are expanded,
" >Vhat! says Mrs. Adare. "Aunt
Bridget!   L?t  ino  fall  upon your neck.
" My own prayers are sufficient for mo,'
says Miss Bridget, austerely, who is of tho
Bow-Church party, ind scents ritualism in
Fanny's words. " Vou can order thc dross
at your own woman's, Fanny ; but It must
not be too expensive, mind."
" Oh, I'll mind," says Fanny, who is already wondering what is the moat expensive
material now in fashion. iSAtid uow for
Terry," says she. "What, shall it bo,
Terry ? White, of courso.   But "
" You can arrange it," says the girl,
drearily. Sho flings herself into a chair a3
if nothing any longer is of any consequence
to her, and gazes fixedly out of tho window.
" You givo us eeirtc blanche, then 1" says
Fanny, enchanted at having got her consent
at all, " Perhaps you are wise. Aunt
Bridget and I will manage it. We'll make
you a Queen of Beauty.���Going now, Aunt
Bridget ? Well, good-by. You will be sure
to oome to the rector's lecture to-night ?"
Aunt Bridget, having said "Yes" to this,
disappears, whereupon Mrs. Adare goes up
to Torry.
"You lucky girl I" cries she,
" I don't feel at all lucky," Bays Terry,
disconsolately. " 1 don't "want to marry
any one."
"Bless me ! I wasn't thinking oi Gerrard.
I wai thinking of tint terrible old woman
who has just left us. To marry Gerrard i3
a triumph, of course, but to bo able to get
a gown out of Aunt Bridget put everything
else into thc shade . Good gracious ! it
lifts you to tbe height of genius."
" You must be a genius too," siys Terry,
resentfully. " She is giving you a dress as
well."
" Ah ! but that was basely come by, in
comparison 1"
"And yet you pretended to be grateful
to her."
My dear child, I am grateful, A gown is
a gown always."
"But to say you would pray for her !""
" Well, doesn't she want prayers, and are
we not ordered to pray for all Turks';" asks
Mrs. Adare, giving way toa burst of frivolous if irresistible laughter.
" You are to) bad, Fanny," says Terry,
who is laughirg in spite of herself. Suddenly, however, as though struck by a thought,
her laughter diet away.    Her eyes nre on
mi leou, us ii ne count not sit down until I But why';"
this is settled,
"Yes, I know," says Tcrry.givitig up the
society air and sinking into deep depression.
"I told you, too���that I���you remember? ~
that I "
"That you do oot lovo me ?" says Trefusis, in a perfectly niatter-of-facttone, There
is such an utter dearth of emotion in it
that Terry's nervousness disappears as if by
magic. It seems to braco her to the task
before her.   II he doesn't really care	
"It is not a thing to forget,"says Trefusis. "But you told mo also that you loved
no ono else."
"'That is quite as true," says sho, coldly.
His calmness has nettled her almost beyond
bearing, " I love no one but thc boys aud
Fanny."
"1 do not fear them," says Trefusis.
"No." His confident tone annoys her. If
ho could ouly know how far abovo her baro
toleration of him those dear ones count, he
might speak less cortainly. Yet perhaps
that is why he does so speak, she tells herself with a sigh, becauso ho knows that for
their sakes���the boys' sakes���she is going
to say " Yes,"
" All that is nothing," saya Trefusis suddenly. There had been a little pau��o. "Wo
wont through that last niglit. Tho anawer
I want to-day has to do with one question
only.   Will you marry me?"
Was thero over bo bold, so unlover-liko a
proposal? Terry stands silent. A wholo
minute goes by. In that minuto she lolls
herself that he doos not lovo her; aud yet,if
not, why does ho wanl to marry her? It
is a riddle insoluble. She draws a sharp
quick breath.   Then���
"Yes," she saya, bravely, Her faco ia aa
white as death,���so whito that it checks
the words on Trcfusis'a lips and kills tho
growing gladness in nis eyes.
"You would rather say'No'?" saya he,
very quietly, bul distinctly.
Terry throws up her head, Her large
eyea Hash defiance into his.
"1 have said 'Yes,'" says she. "Would
you prefer that I should say 'No' ?"
Trefusis smiles. It ia a pity sho does not
seo the smilo, thore is so much strange
sweetness in it. But the girl's eyes are bent
upon the ground. They are heavy with
tears, tears she would not havo let him seo
for a king's ransom.
"You cannot ao misjudge me," aays
Trefusis, gently. "I am glad indeed that
you have said 'Yes.' My only regret is
that you cannot say it more willingly, But
I hope-time will help me,"
He lift3 her hand and presses it to his
lips.
"A mere matter of curiosity," says
Trefusis, in a queer tone. He goes suddenly to her and takes her hands and clasps
them hard,
" You have said that you lovo no one
bnt tbe boys," saya he, "Will you swear
thst?"
Terry shakes herself free of him passionately.
" I nover swear," says she. " I have
told you : bolieve mo or not, as you will."
Sho looks beautiful as sho stands back
from him, hor head on high, hor large eyes
burning with angry fire, Trefusis, staring
at her, reada truth in thoae angry depths.
" I do believe you," saya ho ; yet he
leaves her without another word, a touoh
of her hand, a glance.
(to he continued.)
fastest Tesael iu the Navy.
Tho successful ollicial trial on Saturday
list ia recorded of Mor Majesty's ship Ha-
vock, built by Messrs. Yarrow and Co. This
trial was looked forward to witli moro than
usual interest, the Havook being tho first
of twelve similar vessels of an entiroly new
and distinctive typo which aro boing built
by private contract for the British Admiralty. They have boen designed by Mr.W.H.
While, Director of Naval Construction,with
a view to bo enporior to oilier fast vessels
building by foreign Powers, who, it ie well
known, have mado great advances of late
in tho construction ot such vessels. Tho
name given to this new typo is that of
" Torpsdo Beat Destroyer." They aro Intended to act against torpedo boats and to
havo a speed superior to that possessed by
such craft at the present time, and, what ia
of the highest importance, to be capablo of
maintaining that speed al soa, in which tor-
jiodo boats have been found to be sadly deficient. Their coal carrying capacity will
enable them to have a radius of action far
groator than tho present torpodo boats, and
to test by practical experience how far
the Havook can operato from a base, a
further show speed trial is to take placo at
the end of this week. The trial on Saturday consisted of a throo hours' full-speed
run at the mouth of thc Thames, when it
was found that tho contract speed of 20
knots was exceeded. The Admiralty authorities oxpresstd themselves highly pleased
with the result of the trial, not only on
account of this excellent spoed beini, obtained, but because it was secured with tho
...ii .ajjaijjj.
I'-pr-s or the People Who Have Just Had
Some lllllrr llxucrl.Miea.
Thepiotures of M atabeles that aro printed
ere ahow typos of a pooplo whetl the Zulus
gird aa degonorato becauss thu Zllla blood
the Matabeles has been bo largely mixed
ith that of tribes living far north of Zulu
Land.
MATtnif',*! WAHItlOll.
Intormarriago with tho mild and timfo*
Mathona womou aud other slaves began to
undermine the Matibolo Zulu stock over a
half contnry ago. Still tho mon do nol
seem to havo grown lesa warlike Kven if
their mothers woro taken from tribes that
bead war, the boya wero taught from
infancy lo regard war aB tlieir trade and
eowardico as a crime. Tho sons of ,\la-
shona mothers havo stood up in tho present
war, to bo Bhot dowu by the improved guns
of tlieir whito enemies, as lho iMashonas
themselves novor would have dono,
greatest possible ease, and it waa evident to
all on board that Yarrow k Co. had at least
To her it seems such a foolish formal | another knot in reserve.   Tho oountry ia to
act, yet ahe is thankful too that he desires ibe cangralulatod npon shortly possessing a
no more of her than this slight caress upon ! fleet ot such vessels, which in tho event of
her hand.   She makea no objection to that;  war could not fail to be of iniineiiao value.
hor little hands lies limp aud unsympathetic
within his.
"Aa  to that," aays she,  hia laat words
ringing in hor cars, "you must let mo say
something.  It"���lifting shy uncertain eyea
to his���"it is quite true that I caro for no
ono���in  that  way.   But time,  that, you
speak of, may not make r.'e care for you���in
Eeer in India-
According to data collected by the Government of India, tho quantity of beer
brewed during the vear IS!).! amounted to
4,8;il,127 gallons, of which 2,748,305 gallons
were bought by tho commissariat, leas than
"That way," Trefusis repeats,   "Yes, I "���''������Wf ��''^ whole production being left
l know.   I understand; and 1 take the risk." . ftL~��P���lft .Vll     P��P�� ��tton.
vi .u- ij        m        - I he average purchases of the commissariat
There is something more,  Bays Terry,  ,,.���  ai,���  ,,���.   ��. ,oo��Zv
..���..j,..    m:��� _..,..���_ J....-L i,A. ,.._���"���  Ior tne  last  hve  years  (ISSS-92)  havo
amounted  to  3,295,363  gallons   yoarly.
There  wero  practically  no  imports   of
wretchedly.   Will nothing touoh him, hurt
him, olleud him ? Has he uo pride ? will
nothing send him away ?
" I want to be quito fair with you.   I
want to tell you 1"���miserably and in ^'���"i��"vL.ai
,   J ,,.,., ,,     .   . ���    ,, troops in Northern
a moat ashamed hit o way that is full  nt  -
English  boer" for  Government i'n 18(12-,'),
All tho beer supplied by (lovernmont to tho
, , ...������[������... �����i��,5,i, India is Indian beer,
sweetne,: -" mi���l  MfyoU  that   ! Ilm !but. lll'"!'8 H1<J lMtfo��ryeara the purcliaseB
,,        ',.,.,.,      ,,  of beer by tho commissariat have  areclv
marrying you only because I think it will  j.���,|..j ���,,.,,, ���,���; ���,   ,     i ,,,     f?i*
declined, partly owing to the dishko of the
British soldier to conaume tho beer supplied
to htm by. the state, and partly because he
haa been able to obtain imported beer
more cheaply.   The Government, haa con
want to in arry me ':
the window,   " Fanny I here ho is! he is , want to marry a girl
bo so good for���for
" The boys ?" says Trefusis , slowly, seeing ahe cannot go on. " Yes, I know ovou
that.   Fanny; without knowing it, let mo
see it.    Woll, 1 will be good to  the  boys, i ���        ,,  --.        ,,     ...        ,,,���,,
Is that all ? Is there any other thing that! '2 A tle, beK'*"1"1��  ��f  ����.
must yot be told ?" IftUo���wd th?.re8i.ra,ont8 -,0 tt ���8�� f��r ���������
' own supplies, independently of  Govern-
1 erry t urns suddenly upon him, a passion  niflut in all places where contracts for the
of anger, of despair, within her heart. | supply are not still in  existin-ie.   The
" There is 1" cries ahe.   "Why do you
coming :   Fanny will you stay with me?'
" j\'ot likely," says Fanny, picking up
her gloves and flying to the door,
" But what aha.ll 1 say to him!" wringing her hands in her distress.
troubled with nervea of her owu,is inditl'cr,
ent to the sensibility of other people. " I
tell you 1 shall give you a new dress for
Fanny's dance : you want on: badly.
" And yot you have waited to give it to
mo until I had promised to marry a man
with money,'' aavs the girl, bitterly.   " I  "���� down "if. "a
don't want new frocks now.   I won't have , M t0 MW?e him' _
them."
"Dear Terry," says Fanny, in  a low CHAPTER Y.
tone, who Is in anagony lest Terry shall rr ;    ���Wel| .�� ,������ y..,. ...   ;���. h ��� come for.
offer tram the.r  p&rsi- ; wird t0 meet ferry, as thej itter, with all
1 the air of a lirst-class misdemeauMlt on the
hin.
who
How could  any ono
who does not  lovo
dio thinks only of her own people,���
capital employed in the browing industry
(so far as is known) is I'O.OOOr,
vn
Ouriosit:o-i of Woris-
There are twi wn-.ls in tho wholo range
on spoke of riddles just now," says
he,   interrupting   her    unceremoniously, j of the Knglish language containing
This is mine.    You can give any anawer  vowels in their regular order.   They
the
arc
' Say' Yes I" ' criei Fanny, with a little i to it that you liko.   I shall on-ly i.ay lhat,  abstemious and facetious.   Tho following
fuse tiiis charmi,,;
monious old aunt,
" 1 am thinking, and���uo, I don't want
it," says Terry, obstinately. If .Mr. Ire-
fusis lias liked me in shabby frocks. I don't
see why I should pin on silks and satins just
bo ruse 1 am engaged to him Perhaps he
wouldn't like me in thom. King C'ophet-
ua"���with a cold smile, full of hauteur���
"might not like his beggar-maid ���
her rags." She turns
away.
" What does she mean 1 demands Miss
Bri '.'������*. ingrily. '"'. rial low the girl
mean, Fanny?
malicious grin, as she runs out oi the door- ; in .-pile of all your reasons to tlie contrary,
k-stairs to the garden, ao  I still want lo many y��m."
" Well, I have told you," says she slowly, heavily.
" You have, indeed."
A silence follows upon this.    He breaks
it.
way to execution, lomes into ine drawing  proposal,"  says  ho, in a curious tone;
room,���the poor old Irawii ;   lomthatsnro-  "but, if so, you wero mistaken.   It has
���neve    i - a it does to-  only waked in me a stronger desire for you.
i day.   He is a tall ma twenty- I like honesty."
ghtbol     rerfull pre and      "Sometimes honesty sounds liko rude-
ral er  large  bandi eet,    [We ia  ness," says Terry, coldly,   Sho haa given
ithing powerfu e lean face, too,   up all hope ol being able to get rid of this
-sometli   : lui, ,ernapi,   good match that haa been thrust.upon her,
contemptuously  .... , lis eyes  "I hops you exonerate me from-that; ao-
and rop'   tnal rudeness, I mom."
pe 1 u olose to ��� nae could
de��ire.   *i iking I never
e considered h��n(lso*n io good
"Nothing   Nothing at all," jays Mrs       ting       ixampl,
Ad    .   " -.  is onlj     ,   know a i i   ���   ���
littleM    ' u   "   ��������� ���  puts    ��� - fingers  Apol mo
I jlitl; ' rn head t,   illustrate  ner ��� too I eyes too aeai
But this, too, is Greek to  Mill spite of all i
words eaoh have them in irregular order
Authoritative,,lisadvaiitageotis, encouraging
ffioaoious,    instantaneous,    imptrtnnate,
mendacious,   nefarious,  precarious,  pertinacious, sacrilegious, sunultaneojs, tenacious, unintentional, unobjectionable, unequi-
j vocal,  undiscoverable, and vexatious.   A
" Perhaps  you  thought  your  honosty search through the dictionary might bring
would  induce me lo withdraw from my  sevoral others to light.   It is usually said
that there  are   but aeven  nine-lettered
monoayllable words in the English language, vi/..: Scratched, stretched, scrunched, screeched, squelohed, and staunched.
A Fortnight's Holiday.
So r.o amusing stories are going about in
army circles.   A member of a military band
recently wont, to tho surgeon  with a long
faco and plaintive story about a aoro throat
aod ho was  treated with a consideration
whicli was as marked as it was gratifying,
" Sire throat, oh ?"  aaid  the surgeon,
pleasantly.   "Lotmoies,   Oil, that's not
,  an ha I,   A slight irritation, nothing more.
I i hem iliioigb and ; Yol,'|| |,0 n|| right in a day ur two. I think
MATAIIETjF.   SORCERER.
The Matabele warrior, shown hero, ia a
fine specimen of physical manhood. On
one arm is his bull-hide shield, on which he
catches, unharmed, the assegais or arrows
of his enemies. In one hand ho grasps two
assegais, the weapon which the Zulus have
made so terribly effective at short range.
In the other hand he holla a sort of knob
kerry. It is a atone faatened securely to a
handle. This rude weapon figurea prominently in Matabele warfare. It ia used both
aaa throwing and a striking weapon, and
many a skull haa been cracked by it. One
of the cable despatches tho other day
mentioned it as figuring iu lhe present war.
Bn ;.-'.
'��� 1 km -a nothing of kings I" cries    ia
te I lady; " though," with a i
- im -' fei ���.. ������ ol. eggarj 1 knowmu h|
and as to your foreign languagsa, Fanny,
I wo I tab y ,u nol to trouble mo with
-them. Indecent, Ioall them, What I've
got to tiy, and I say it in proper Knglish,
Is thai Terentia must and shall be well
dl   ���    i for your dance."
"Ah ! t-.ke care what you are doing,'
cries Terry, mockingly. "What if he no
longer fancies me when you have pranked
lr.c out I"
"Stuff I" says Miss Bridget. The word
"stuff' has boen in her mind all along, indeed, and ahe had hardly heard Terry'i
little sir 'asm, so intonti B her miud or. discovering for how small a o,n she may make
her nil ce  presentable   in the eyes of her
prospective lover,   "Yetitoant bsstuff,
SUk it must be,���at least tho underskirt.
"A dress you innit have, for 1 am deter-
mined you ahall appear as my niece
shoul I."
" I have been you yonr niece for eighteen years," says Terry, coldly,
" Fanny, thi-. is insolence I" says Miss
Bridget, rising.
" No!. ��t all," says Fanny, risinn too,
"Not at all," el", whispers hurriedly in
M;8s Bridget's oar, "More exoitomeut,
Dear Amu Ikid^c*,, have patience,   Wlu-a
" I am , ol a f.i.it -finder," says Trefusil,
'ou regard mo!   I am sure,
��������� tits,  I ihill never find a fault in
lie t- ��ord I of his trouble her
i I       ies til -.i through and
V, n thore a throat conveyed in
���
mm
��� Y%*
Anolhi
���t.mnw.u woman*.
r picturo shows one of tho Borcerers
,ved or h it, I,
III-   ll I"       IT       '
. take hor
hand,   ii -     I told it I Id
iavo i lilenoe ol
li ira last night      it half-a     ��� in   .
was it a half-refusal !   I ad  - irre
He would not ��� oer a her I : iofl  ������
tender actions,   That ahe looa  ol I
now he knows, but In time she may learn
to lovo him.   It aeema to him, however,
that it, wonld be dishonorable to en
intoan engagement whicli lh
������ arcTa learn to regret,   Let ber m i
own choice, free and unfettered.    I
I here   ia some   tirido  mixed   Dp  "
Spartan resol
Unfortunately, Terry somewhat ipolli
the magnanimity of his resolntlon by hold-
Ing out her hand to him, courtesy compelling her to the sot. II - takes ; and hoi I.
. ��� enough, hut wiih nothin.'   i
i how the girl the depth o( the lo
that burns wilhin In I h
"How d'ye do?" saya Terry, shaking hia
hand nervously, almost warmly, Ine ia
feeling frightened to death. How tall ho
looks! hoWBtorn! Sbo tries to meet him
,u an every-day acquaintance; sho pushes a
chair towards him; she evon attempts to
give him her usual smile reserved for visitor!,; but this is ft distinct failure.
"I told you I should come," Buys Trofa-
  throat conveyed in Lou j,a^ better take no ohanoes bf renewing or medicine men, a dais of impostors who
hai ee would bo on the foe trouble by iisingyourthro.it, though,   bave great influence iu Matabele  Land.
for was it, a llaliering ,n   , wil)  reuoiiimend that vou hu oxeiisoil   Even tho intelligent old King always con-
so
'    '    ' ' " " l" ""'" "" fa"lt from active duty lor two woeits."
Armed with the surgeon's certificate tho
""::       ' bandsman   obtained llis   two weeks' relief
1   '   fouat thereotora lecture ftom Mn duty. The two weeks had jnst
ke,   Hiivotce li that of a oome to an ond ffhon he meUh0 ,urgaon on
1 1'"i'rv il-. """����'  - . I the parade grounds.   The bandsman saint-
think   (0,    I niiny  n going,   '
'��� Yes, i mink io.   I snny ia
i   I the boy  want to go,
" Ah I the hoys'   If It la fi r the good of
the boys, of i ourso ).;-i will go,    And"���he
��� i I ioe���"and ao of
course shall I.
" f hope VOU will never make yournelf
uncomforl -   n IB ol tiie boys," nays
the, hurr edly,        mly.   " Thai i> nol
i,  ;       |d   ���'  "
,; Besides, says he, interrupting her again,
" I am bound to go; I've promised tho re I-
tor to sing for him In between the pauses of
' il ire most unkindly has
given mo a sort ol a voice, and yon see
what a martyr ll m ikea ol me, ion will
bq there too -with the boys?"
" Yes, I suppose no,"
" You don't wantl/i go ?" lays he.  Bud-
donly.
" Nol very miie'a." Sho glances at him
i     id, then her oyea full.
'   Is your  cousin, Mr.   O'More,   Id  be
then o-nlght?"
111 im not sure ; ho ban been al   Bully.
ho surgeon recognized the face and
ho said, pleasant-
cd.
stopped.
" IIow's the throat
ly.
"It's quite well, llr.^afWrtho reply.
"That's good," aaid the Burgeon. "You
cm get baft to your duty now without
fear. By tho way, what instrument do
yon handle in tbo band?"
" Tho small drum, sir,
clan.
aaid '.he musi-
A
the beat ipebltnen of microscopic hand
writing, The winner of the prize was a
man who had copied out in full on a postal
card the contents of the Iirsl two pages of
a big newspaper. Another candidate, in-
[icni'iusly alluding to ihe famous incident,
wrote on nu egg an account of the career of
Columbus. A third submitted thc 19,000
words of Francois Coppee'anovel of "Henrietta," written on the back of a cabinet
photograph.
milts tho medicine men when he engages in
important entcrpriaoa. Il haa hitherto been
perfectly safe to proclaim success for the
Matabeles when they went on the war path,
and we maybe sure that before the Matabeles had the temeiity to force a war with
the whites, a little while ago, the medicine
men had consulted tbeir infallible omens
and solemnly assured tho King that ho
would wipe the hated British off the faco of
lhe earth.
The women in Matabclo Land who are
thought to be handsomest are those who
are latteat. The wives of tho King and
chief mon are fed and cared for with a particular view to rapid increase in avoirdupois,
In their own country the Matabele men
will not work becauso their military Iranians paper lately offered a prize for i ing and tho dread of losing prestige in tha
' ' 'eyesof their Mashona slaves and "dogs,"
but in the mines of Johanncaburg and
Kimbcrly, far removed from the influences
which prevail at home, thoy have made the
very best workmen.
These pictures are taken from the Illustrated London Newi,
The projected canal from Marseilles to
the river Rhode is receiving great i'tWA'ton
in Marseilles. irxtjj.untJii.Li FAttMliN G
Weevils and Their Habits-
The reoent weevil fright at the World's
Fair has excited muoh diioussion about
theso posts, Onr illustration represents
two of the moat troublesome members of
this groat olasa, of which about 4,000 different kinds are known to entomologists; but
only tho more troubleaome ones will concern
persona not making a spcoial study of entomology. The grain or seed which these
insects infest ia oaten out;, leaving only ft
shell and usually the germ. It is probable
that the germs of seeds are diatasteful to
them, They leavosmall holes in the groins
and it is ofton a great loss in weight which
first attracts the attention of the owner.
The grain will usually grow, but from the
loss of bo much of tho nutritive material it
makes a weak growth and often a sickly
plant. There are several epecioa of weevil
which attack cereals, though the most
common one ia tho grain or wheat weevil
(C'alasdra granaria) shown in tho illustration. In its perfect Bt&to it is a slender
bcotlo of a dark reddiah color, having a
long anout. It multiples very rapidly)
several brooda boing produced each yoar.
The female iiuecia lay hor eggs on tho
kcmols of wheat, corn, oats or barley. The
egga soon hatch into legloss larvte which cat
out the substance of the kernel and roach
maturity in a few weoks. They then
change to pupic and Boon afterwards transform into adult beetles which lay eggs for
tho succeeding brood. They can bo destroyed by placing carbon bisulphide in glass
tubes extending nearly to tho bottom of a
bin of grain, and stopping the top with a
cork rubber stopper or somo other material
which will prevent tho gaa eicaping.
This will cause it to pass out through
the lower part of the grain and permeate il
thotoughly.
It is very deatructivc to inaecta killing
all with which it comes iu contact. A
half pound of carbon bisulphide iaaufficient
to destroy tho weevils in a ton of grain,
and does not injure ita food proper; iea
nor does it appreciably eifect the germinating power of the kernels. The pea
weevil (Brnehus pisi) ia larger than tho
grain or any other of tlie common weevila.
The two represented differ in size, as shown
in the illustration. The pea weevil has
two dark oval spots on the tip of the abdomen whicli cauae tho remaining white
portion to have a form resembling the letter
T. It ia abont 1.5th of an inch long and in
general color ia a rusty black with mora or
less white on the wing covers and on tho
back part of the thorax. It is said to be
native to North America while the grain
weevil i.s of European origin. The female
beetle appears about tho time peas blossom
and lays eggs on any portiou of the young
pod. A yellow larva with black head aoon
hatchea and immediately cuts its way
through the pod and into thc nearest peo.
The holes in both the pod nnd jpeasoon till
op possibilities in the way of increased
productions that are almott,undreamed of
now. Some of these daya we ahall tee intensive methods applied to the production
of grain crop3, with results that are now
hardly imagined.
Talk almut the lovo of money ! Why,
thero are a vast number of men who love
their own old notion of doing a thing more
than thoy do money. Evon greater profi*
will not tempt them to imbibe newer and
better ideas of handling their cows.
Why, thon, is the farmer not more generally prosperous and happy ? It is because
he doe3 not more fully improve his opportunity. Labor-saving machines have in
creased the time at his command, but this
additional time has not been used for the
best advantage. The remedies for the
grievances of tho agricultural classes are in
their own hands. They can control the
destinies of the world if they will.
Lot the back landa grow np to woods,
Contract your labors to your best land near
home and practice a moro inteuae farming
wo cannot return fertility to worn out
mountains without a great outlay. Land
grown to steeple tops, hazel brush and
brakes will not pay to reclaim. Farmers
should divide their farma np when they
leave them to their ohildren. Less land
and better farmers la what we want this
time.
At thc best, the farmer who attends to
his business does not see the human face too
often. B-.it ofton the farmer puts his dwell
ing on poorly grained ground in order to
got it near the highway. For the pleasure
of seeing thc lifo of the highway, lie pays a
heavy penalty���diphtheria and fevers for
his family. Put the dwelling house at the
\ roadside if you can get a well drained apot
there, but be sure of good drainage. Better
live half a milo from the highway and have
a healthful home.
est mm wd wuva.
GR.U.V WEEVIL AXD LARVA.
(Same Scale as Pat ll'ccxit)
up ao they can not be seen. The larva eats
out the substance of the pea, leaving only
the germ and shell. When fully grown tho
larva eats a circular hole on one side of the
pea, and soon after passes into the pupa or
chrysalid stage, The adult inaect does not
commonly come out of the pea until after
it has been planted tbe following Spriug,
though a fow of them aro frequently seen at
planting time, The pea weevil can be
destroyed by the carbon bisulphide treatment recommended above. It can also be
killod hy placing the peas in water heated
to 14.1 ��. Another method ia to place the
peas in water when those oaten out by the
weevil will flout and can be skimmed off,
while tho sound ones sink. Seed peas
should always have the weevil destroyod
because when planted with the peas they can
do much moro damage,
Praotioil Pointen.
A rough hide is lho sigu that something
is wrong.
The silo ia the cheapest way to harvest
corn. I would plant for a silo just aa I
would for a harvested crop.
Thero seems to bo no good reason why
egga are not sold by the pound, the same as
any othor animal product.
There ia but one part of tbe farm that I
have found it invariably advantageous to
fall plow���tho garden and the truck patch.
Clean them and plow them and man ure them
in the fall.
Animala do not relish food that is the
same thing every day, even though they
accept it. A varied diet increases theap-
petite, promrws health aud permits of
greater gain I'l all directions.
In all tho history and l booty of breeding
nothing seema so much required to be told
over and over again aa the fact that to breed
for a quality it is necessary to breed from
animala that have that quality.
Aftor a crop haa been removed the land
is hotter than before. With two cuttings
wo get about three tone, and it is a perfect
ration for a milch cow and is equal in fertilizer elements to about ��13 of commercial
fertilizer.
Moat of our fanners draw tho manure
in winter and spread where they are to
plough or harrow next spring ; somo
draw from the stables every day, saving
the liquid and solid ; there ia no waste
whon'appllml in that way.
The agriculture" of lh future will (level
MURDERERS OF THE MOORS,
Spain's Har on Morocco Is an Icjaat
Ajjtresslnu- So Says Jlr. Hrakln, a
Moorish liilliorlly, Vow in Manlreal-
More Mysteries or Morocco-A Piniijo
Inlo I'nrbarj-.
The history of the war at Molillla aa narrated by an authority on Mooriah affairs, a
gentleman who has lived in Tangier seven
yeara and who ia uow in Montreal, is a
story of Spanish revenge, rapacity, (liberation and oruel, unprincipled aggression,
The gentleman ill question is Mt~ Budgett
Meakin, editor of tho Tangier Timet, and
author of the " Sous of lahinael" and a
number of other novels and character
sketches of the Moors, or other Berbers, aa
Mr. Meakin insists on correctly calling the
people of North-western Africa. Speaking
of tho war now being waged hy Spain, Mr.
Meakin aaid in an interview : " It is no
wonder that little or nothing is known
abroad of the truth of tho affair between
the Spaniards nnd the Reef Tribes on thc
Morocco coast, sinco the only communication between the Spanish peual settlement
of Melilla and Kurope is by tlieir own private cable, which they have used to tome
purpose in presenting their story of affairs.
The Sultan of Morocco, who is in uo way
responsible for the disturbance, ia on the
other side of tho AtlaB, where it will be
another fortnight yet before he hears by
couriers on foot of what was telegraphed to
this country a week ago.
" Spain is unquestionably the aggressor in
thia matter, and has carefully chosen her
opportunity for raising a hue and cry. I
have visited .Melilla and know tho people
concerned. The long and abort of the matter is that Spain is bankrupt ; her people
are disaffected and something had to be
done to " raise the wind." As England and
France will forbid her from appropriating
.Moorish soil, ahe will have to be content
with the return of a fen million of her own
depreciated dollars now in circulation in
Morocco.
Spain, he aaid, wa3 poor, miserably poor
a3 the result of an unsound silver currency
system and general financial and political
retrogression.
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS  WENT UNPAID FOR
.MONTHS.
Policemenandaoldierawereiuachronic state
of " impecuniosity." But the memory of
the Mooriah conquest of Spain, the unspeakable turbaned Moor, had never died in the
Spanish heart. The Moor was driven from
Spain in 1491, thesame year as Columbus
landedatSanSalvador. TbusendedAfrica's
domination of Europe. Only by tho chance
turning of the tide of battle���providence,
the pioua called it, had Charles Martel saved
Paris from the turbaned hosts and Europe
from the dominion of what we now termed
a race of barbarians. It is oue of the most
momentous lessons in human history, this
decline and degradation of a race of conquerors. Yet Mr. Meakin showed that in
their degradation, deep aa it may be, the
Berbers are far from'being a detestable
people. Their waya are not oura. But
they are in aome characteristics leas depraved, perhaps, than us. A true Moor i3
a mau to he misted and admired. The
Reefs, with whom the Spaniards are at war,
are a tribe of warrior athletes.
He Positively Declineti.
" Will yon be kinj ooougli to take that
sack off the seat?" said a countryman
entcringa railway carriage.
" No, sir, I don't propose to do anything
ot the sort," replied the traveller, who was
sitting on the other siie of the seat.
"Do you say that yon are going to let
that sick remain there ?"
"Yes, sir, I do."
-"If you don't remove it, I shall be under
the painful necessity of calling the guard."
" You can call the guard, the driver,
and the general manager himself if you
like. Perhaps you had better telegraph
to the head superintendent about it."
"The guard will put you out of tbe
train."
"I dou't care if hc does, I am not going
to take that sack from whero it is."
The indignant passenger went away and
aoon returned with the guard.
"So you refuse to take that sack off
the aoat, do you ?" aaked the guard.
"I do."
(Great aensation.)
" Why do you persist in refusing lo tane
that sack off the aeat!''
" Because it is not mine."
" Why didn't you iay so at first ?���>
" Because nobody asked me."
(   (Laughter.)���[English Paper.
MM M THE MOTH
Englishmen Have Reason t�� bs Proud or
the Russian Navy.
Peter lho I'l-ral Weill to I'entroril for
Idem ami Men lo Organize It���lllonil
or Britain S-tlltod in   Fljihtlag tlm
I'-ar'a Ull Ileal Sea.
A correspondent  writing  from Toulon
aiya:���There aro two sepirato aspecta from
which Englishmen may be exoocled to regard with an unusual degree of intoreat thc
establishment ofa Russian squadron in the
Mediterranean.   Ono is,  of course,   thu
political and strategical aapect.   The other
ia the historical,   One need not hesitate
frankly to reeognize in the Russian navy ol
to-day the sturdiest European onshoot, the
most vigoroua old-world child of the British
royal navy.   For the Ruasian navy may be
fairly said to owe not only part of its origin,
but also many of its greatest triumphs, to
the knowledge, akill, and courage of Englishmen.   In the sixteenth century  Hindi
navy as Russia possessed was confined to
the   White sea, whioh is frozon for two-
thirds of ovory year, and to the Caspian.
Sweden  was aupremo in the Baltio ; the
Tartars   and  the   Turks  dominated the
Black Boa.   In  the seventeenth century,
though ouly at itH closo, did Russia gain
a precarious footing   on   the   ahoroa   of
thc Sea of Azof.   It waa then that Peter
the  (ireat made his  journey to  western
Iturope.   It is probable that while at Dept-
ford ho made the acquaintance of soveral of
the young English naval officers who, at a
later dato, accepted his invitation lo onler
hia  service.   Oue  of  theso waa Thomas
Gordon, a post captain of 170",.   Another
was a lieutenant  named  Sanders.   Both
went to Rusaia at about tho time of the
death of Queen Anne, and tho czar made
tho one a vice admiral aud the other a rear
admiral.   In conjunction with Prince Men-
tschikoffand Admirals Siovcrs and Senia-
vine they organized tho now fleet whioh
Peter,had built, and in 17*23, at a review
at Cronstadt, the five flag ollicers manned
the oars of the czar's barge.   Gordon and
Sanders were among the first of the long
lino of the British soamen whoso descendants, even to this day, have provided the
Ruasian navy with aome of its beat officers,
In the middle of the la8t century among tho
then very small number of Russian flag officers figured the names of Lewis and Kennedy,
and the senior admiral, though a Russian,
had received his training in the British
navy.
KNOLISll OFFICERS WIPED OUT Tl'KKEV.
A few years later Capt. John i'llphin-
stone, R. N., waa allowed to enter the
Russian navy, in which he served as rear
admiral under Alexis Orlolf aud Vice Admiral Spiridoff in tho brilliant battle of
Tehesmo July f>, 1770. Under him wore
Samuel (Meg and Capt. Dugdale, as well a8
other Englishmen, nud it iB admitted by all
concerned that the thorough destruction of
the Turkish fleet, only one vessel of which
escaped, was mainly due to the energy and
skill of Elphinstone. One of his sons also
entered the Ruasian navy and married
Catherine, daughter of the gallant Ruasian
Admiral Kruse. At the same period Admiral Sir Charles Kuowlea occupied at St.
Petersburg a position somewhat similar to
that which is held in England by a first
lord of the admiralty. A little later among
the captains of tho Russian ships whichjwere
put into commission to support tlio armed
neutrality of 1780 were Dugdale, Gibba,
Dcnnison, Burke, Buchan, and McKeuzie,
and at the opening of the war between
Russia and Sweden in 178!) about half the
Russian ships were commanded hy British
officera. The list of namea included Tato,
Candler, Grieg, Crown, Hamilton, Aikiu.
Haliday, Rider, Thesiger, Dawaon, Treven
en, .Marshall, Miller, Dcnnison, Elphin
stone, Eliot, Brown, Scott, Boyle, Rose,
Dunn, Ogilvie, and others. Of thirty-aix
British officers engaged no fower than
fourteen were ki led and wounded in
less than two years. Aikiu, who
waa tho eon of llie well-known
actor of that name, was wounded when
Guatavus III. and the duko of Slide,
mania were driven into Vibore. Miller was
womideJ the same day; nnd Dawson, Tre-
venen, and Marshall were killed, the ship
of the last-named going down with her colors flying. In the next battle whon Guatavus III. buret out of Viborg, Denni8on
perished, but not until he had nearly captured the king of Sweden. Robert Crown,
who in the Swedish war distinguished himself by capturing the Swedish Venus, 42,
and Rhetvizan, (10, ultimately aticceedett
Tate as aenior active admiral ofthe Russian
fleet and died in 1841, aged 89. Ho had
never riaen beyond the rank of a master iu
the British navy, and had been rather shabbily treated by tho admiralty, yet ho
preserved so kindly a recollection of his
fatherland that he put three of his Bona into
the royal navy and one into the royal marines. Even now there are Crowns as well
as Boyles and descendants of other heroes
of tho Swodish war in the Russian servieo.
Indeed, I am told lhat several of thom aro
to bc found in the new Mediterranean
squadron. Admiral Samuel Grieg had a sou,
Alexis, who also became a famoiia admiral
in tho czar's service. The name, like thoso
of Spiridoir, who fell In action al Teheaine,
and Tchitchagoir, who distinguished himself
at Viborg, is now borne by a Ruasian coast-
defense ironclad.
IIU.'.VKST OF THE ItUSStANS,
Not only thus have the British and Russian navies been intimately and amicably
associated. Oct. 20, 1827, in conjunction
with the French under Rear Admiral do
Rigny, tho Russians, under Roar Admiral
Count Heiden, assisted Sir E Iward Cod-
ringlon to annihilate the forces of Turkey
and Egypt at Navarino.' Thc tonus upon
which Codrington and Heiden Btood, after
having had but a few days' experience of
cach othcr, endured unchanged for tho rest
of their lives, " Tho Russians," wrote Sir
Edward fivo days before tbo battle, "seem
to be in good sorvicoablo condition, woll
managed, and very desirous of going hand
in hand with ua in everything. * * *
Count Heiden is quito like one of us, eaw
did, hearty, and eager to act under my
orders." Three days boforo the battle ho
again wrote to Lady Codrington, saying :
"I like my now colloague(Admiral Heiden)
much. Ho is a straightforward sort of
follow," After the hattlo Heiden wrote to
Codrington : "La journec la plus hcureuso
do ma vio eto celle ou j'ai pu mo montrer
comme marin. Hcrute par amiral anglais."
And Heiden fought like a lion. No vessel
of thc allied fleets lost so heavily aa his
llagflhip the Azof, which had twenty-four
killed and sitfty-seven wouuded. Codling-
on gave hihown Star of tho Bath to Heidei
���vhon tho latter was made a K.C.B. in 182!
I Hhould add that tho cruiser Pamiat Azov
memory of tho Azof), which is one of th
most interesting vessels of tho new Rusaia
Mediterranean squadron, ia named afte
Count Heiden's ship, which, in it! tun,
commemorated thc caplure of Azof by Pet
tho Great in KS96.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
In appearance an nucut diamond ream,
hies a piece of fine gum arabio.
Thc annual conaumption of wine in Franc
averages 21) gallons for eaoh poreon:
Rinieot shooa can be polished by rubbim
l hem with the inside of a banana skiu or a
tomato.
A snake, juet discovered in Brazil, ha-
tuaka liko a boar, aud a two-foot hori
ornaments its forehead.
The firat map ever seen in England wa-
brought thoro by Bartholomew Columbus,
the brother of Christopher.
An inclined elevator, for passengors, on
the plain of a treadmill, ia proposed as a
substitute for the present vertical ones.
A bull that recently closed its career in a
Philadelphia slaughter-house, hud in iti
.slomaoh a door hinge, a Masonic emblem,
and part of a rat-trap.
The skins of roost pluma are indigestible,
and Bbonld never be oaten. They cause
fcrnieutation in the stomach, and other
serious derangements;
Collecting biitterflioa ia tho hobby of
Baron Fielder, of Auatria. Ho finda the
fad quite profitable.too. Ho recently sold
a collection to Lord Rothschild for 128,-
000.
Tho richest community in the States according to population, is Baid to bo that of
Brookline, Mass. This town has a population of L'i.OOO, and property valued at St'2,-
000,000.
Four ohildren at a birth���two boys and
tivo girla 1 This is the record of thc wife
of A.E.Pitmiu.of Henderson County, Ky.
The mother ia a little woman, weighing
only seventy-five pounda.
Useful aa well aa ornamental accomplishments are poaaesaed by the Czarina of Russia. Sho makea much ot tho clothing worn
by her children, and trimB all oi their hats,
In millinery she is deft and tasteful.
Beer was made by the Egyptians several
centuries before thc Christian era. Theft-
phratua,tho|Greek philosopher,who flourished threo and a half centuries before tho
present era, called beer the " wine of barley."
Over fifty kinds of bark arc now used
in the manufacture of paper. Even banana
Bkins, pea vines, cocoanut fiber, hay, straw,
water weeds, leaves, shavings, cornhuska
and hop plants are uaed for the same pur-
poso.
Numerous descendants make happy the
'"dining years of Mrs. Rowena Harty, of
.rrott, Ga. Sho is 83 years old, was mar-
jied at tlie age of 14, ia the mother of 17
ohildren, haa 87 grand children, and 26
great grand-children.
August Dobeok, ofClintou, Mass,,during
ft dispute with his wito,bocnmo heated with
ang6r. To cool himself, ho hnrriodly drank
a can of boer. He at onco lost the power of
speech and hearing, and ao continued for a
week,
The first opium-smokors were the natives
of Java. They mixed thc drug with their
tobacco, and from them tho Chinese learned
the habit. After a timo the Chinoae tried
tho opium alone, and thc effect proved
more pleasurable than when both ingredients wero uaed.
A little financial trouble, which caused
the closing of a bank inArizona, is accounted for by this notice poated on the bank
doors: " Thia bank is not busted; it owea
the people $.'16,000; the people owe it
$55,0001 it ia the people who are busted ;
when they pay, we'll pay."
A big bear coolly walked into the blacksmith shop of J. V. Baldwin at Locust
Valley, L, I., and looked around as calmly
aa if it had come there to be shod. The
blacksmith and his aaaistants dropped tlieir
tools in terror and fled, Tho boar was
subsequently shot in the wooda.
Conflagrations in small stores, causing
almost total destruction, have for a year
puzzled the inaurance companioa at Chicago. It haa leaked out that these tires
have been the work of " fire-bugs." Piga'
bladders, filled with benzine, wero scatted
over each storo, and exploded with a time
fuse.
The hour set for the marriage of August
Klein and Miss Adelo Seaman, of Egg Harbor, N. J., had come, but thc groom was
unaccountably absent, The bride was
agitated, and held ft whispered conversation
with the groomsman, Henry Schafer, an
old lovor of hers. Ho agrood to take the
place of tho groom, and in a few minutes
they were made man and wife. Then
Klein rushed madly in, mid tho bride
gracefully fainted,
Great Fires of the World-
The groat fire of Moscow, which occurred
in 1812, was the most gigantic conflagration
of history. In it 30,800 buildings were destroyed, valued at I.'ill,1100,1)00. The estimated loss in tho great Chicago lire of October, 1871, was $125,000,000, The buildings
destroyed numbered 10,450, Tho number
of buildings doBtroyed in the great tiro nf
London,in 1600, was I,'),200, valued at about
185,000(000, The firo burned over sixty-five
acres, aud consumed or ruined TOO buildings
of all kinds. In 1870 Constantinople had a
conflagration which entailed a loss nf !?2*y
000,000, and burned 1000 persona and 7000
buildings, In 1 "-,.*> I San Francisco lost 2500
buildings valued at ��17,000,000. In 1882
Hamburg, Germany, had a fire which consumed 1747 of the finest buildings in the
city.
A fast howler delivers a cricket ball at
tho flpced of a milo a minutei
The discovery of tho art of writing is of
uncertain dato. Pictures are supposed to
havo been first resorted lo fur the purpose
of conveying ideas. Those, in process of
time, were superseded by hleroglyphlos,
and they in turn by arbitrary marks, Letters can bo traced back to Cadmus, who
introduced lliem among the ancient Greeks
the Roman characters aro evidently derived
from the Greek ; and the Britons wcre
taught the use of thcni by the Romans. The
art of writing [wai but little known till
tho commencement of the eighth ecu
tury,
mum isd mmwn
Slicrr Time Hldruua Creaturf* main
Tlicir Urealeit Gra,,,lh -Onialuiltu li
Florida lo Prohibit Tlirir Dm1mkiIo��.
The authorities in aome part* of Jloifda
ave found it necessary to legislate for the
'reservation of alligators. These hit'eoni
iiirians abound iu the Southern Mississippi
nd its tributaries; and wheu a use was
liscovered for their akins, even zoologists
.-ere not heard tn protest against their
needy extermination. The reason of tho
inhibition ia not far to seek ; the cane-rat,
vhich dwells in the awampy banka of the
iuera, has increaaed proportionately with
!io destruction of the alligators and threat-
ns ruin to all harvests by tbe water-side.
I'ho result is that the authorities have
'issod a law forbidding the slaughter cf
liigators for the space of three yeais,under
i penalty of twenty dollars; or a hundred
luring tho breeding season.
The alligator attains its greatest length
n Florida, and specimens have been found
wenty-threefeetlong, They donotappear
,'ver to leave fresh water ;. during the
.vinter they
HII1KRNATK IM TIIK HUD
ui the margins of their haunts, In the
lelghborhood of Bayou Sara, on the Missis-
���ppi, vast flats of lakes and marshes streteh
iway on cither bank ; every year these aro
flooded by thc overflow of tlie river, when
:heyare visited by myriads of tiah. Tho
neat aoon partly dries up then lagooua,
leaving only about a few feet of water in
them, thus exposing a vast amount of prey
:o tho birds and alligators. In the deep-
sat portions, quantities of thoae imprisoned
lish accumulate, and these arc known in
the country as alligator holes. Thither
the horrid reptiles cowd, and as evapor-
tion proceed, soon exterminate all the captives. Alligators feed principally during
the night, when they are said to assemble
in large herds, driving the tiah before them
into the estuaries.
Alligators are very uumeroua in Mexican
and Central American waters. The natives
of .Mexico, when they find an isolated
alligator asleep, throw a lasso round ita
body, and, when secured, gag it. After
this, the brute's career ia terminated
by repeated blowa on the head. Another
method is practised by the inhabitants of
the banks of the Upper Orinoco. A tree
ia bent���generally, a bamboo ia selected,
from its elasticity���till tho top is brought
down to the butt'; a bait is then
placed on a sharp hook, the line attached
to it being fastened aecurely to the small
end of tht bent tree, which ia cauaed to
relax its position by an ingenious piece of
mechanism which gives way the moment
the least strain ia felt upon the lino, The
tree-point becoming thus released, straightens itself with great velocity, and drags
the reptile from the wator.
Various negro tribes place the alii
among their gods. "In Madagascar,',8 _r
tho Iiev. Mr. Ellis, "the natives i 915'8
their forbo&rance with prayer3, or see'ivoke
lection from charms, rather than k pro-
them ; even the shaking of a spear   attack
OVKRTHK .VOXSTEBS
would bc regarded as an act of aacrilegious
insult to the guardians of the flood, imperiling the lifo of the offender the next time
he should venture into the water.' In all
heathen lands where alligators are fouud,
more or loss reaped is paid lo them, and
savages are everywhere reluctant to kill
them. According to thc natives, they will
seize white flesh in preference to black or
brown ; but a dog ia asserted to be tho
alligator's dainty morsel.
Tho relationa in which crocodiles were
regarded by the early Egyptians is not the
least puzzling of the many problems that
beset fhe Egyptologist. That they wero
worshiped ia indubitable ; yet what are wo
to make of that strange cemetery where
countless thousands arc entombed, the
spacee between tbe larger Bpecimena being
packed in with eggs and little ones I Such
numbers could not have perished naturally ;
and if they were objects of worship, it is
clear they were not allowed to multiply
unchecked.
Ono wonderful fact in the natural history
of the crocodile was noticed by Herodotus,
and though for along timo regarded as a
fab'e, has heen confirmed by modern research,
The "Father of History" tella ua:
" When the crocodile takea hia food in the
Nile, the interior of its mouth ia alwaya
covered with flies. All birds; with one
exception, flee from the crocodile; but
thia one, the Nile bird, far from avoiding
it, flies toward the reptile with the great-
eat eagerness, and rendera it a very essential 8ervice. Every time the crocodile gooa
on shore to alecp, and at the moment when
it lies extended with open jaws, me Nile
bird enters the mouth of the terrible anl mal
and delivers it from tiie flies which it finds
there. Tha crocodile shows ils recognition
of tiie service by never harming the bird."
The Ily alluded to is the common gnat,
while the bird is a kind of p!o\er.
Oostly Chairs-
Tlie Shah of Persia possesses an armchair
of solid gold, inlaid with precious stones,
About a }ear ago some ot the atouea were
s.olen from ono of the legs of ihe chair, and
the Shah, full of indignation, ordered ths
arrest of a number of servants and the k sopor ofthe palace responsible for the furniture, with the lotimuion that if the thief
was not discovered the keeper would be beheaded. The culprit being eventually fouud
he was forthwith beheaded and his head
carried on a pole by the Imperial bodyguard
through the streets of Teheran. A valuable
armchair ia iu the possession of the Earl of
Radnor. It originally cost i'10,00), and
was pit-tented by the city of Augsburg to the
Emperor Rodulph II. of Germany ab-nit the
year 1576. It is of steel, and took the artist
about thirty years to make. Tho chair
became the property of t'ount lesain, Am-
basaador from the Court of Sweden to the
English Court. Uuitavua Brander aiter-
wards bought it, as an antique, for I80C guinea!, but doltl it to the Earl oi Radnor for 600
guineas. Of chairs once owned by Britllh
celebrities, some were lately sold hy auction,
Shakespeare's for ��128 ; Gay'a, OJ ; Theodore Hook's ��19 i Bulwer Lytton'i t'l.'J;
Anne Boleyn's ��10 lOl.; Charlei H's ��10 j
Mrs. Siddons' i'7 ; Pope's i'5 10a.; Mra,
Browning's io ; Thwkeray'a ��.1 10s. ; Walter Savage I.andor's, i'.l Ills.; Lord Byron's,
t'2 10a ; Sir Walter Raleigh's, ��2,
ll is fstimatcl that tho total production
of code in the world ia audit 003,000 to
680,008 tons, of which Brazil alone prodttci��
between 310,000 and 8W,C00 tons, awl
Java 60,000 to .10,000. (Die ftootcnay Star
SATURDAY, DEC. 16. 1898.
L. P. FISHER, jNewspnper Advertising Agent, 21 Merchants' Exchange, Situ Francisco, is our
authorized agent. This japer is
kept on file in his office.
FOR  THE   EYE   OF  THU
GOVERNMENT*
The Lardeau miuing country is
just ne rich in silver uud copper as
the Slocnn, and is n greater gold producer than any ot.h-r district in West
Kootenay except Big Bend.   Yet the
Lardeau" is quite two years behind
the Slocau as a shipper of ore. Thore
bus not been a single ton of oro
shipped from the Lardean us yet.
Tbere nre two reasons for this state
oil things.   The first of these is tbe
fact that American capital bus been
largely used iu developing tbe wealth
of theSlociin. Our wide-awake neighbors coming in from tlio south found
a country rich iu silver ledges boyond
tbeir wildestxlrciims.  The, news soou
spread over "tho Western States aud
in a few months there were thousands
cf Americas prospectors iu the Slocnn.   Wonderful discovorien of silver
ledges followed the inrush, numerous
claims were staked, capital poured iu,
roads were made, towns and wharves
were built and ore began to be sent out
to the smelters.   This is the Slocnn
of to-day, with over twenty mines
shipping ore, others being developed
and a prosperous future close at hand.
Turn now to the Lardeau, where the
biggeBt nnd richest silver ledges on
this continent ate -waiting the advent
of capital to open them up, where
there is copper in nbnudance, nickel,
gold quartz reefs, and nuggets in the
placers rouad Trout Lake.  But capital does not flow iuto the Lardeau as
it did into the Slocnn.   Why?   Because capital invested in the Lardeau
���would be locked up, perhaps, for
years, or at least until a trunk road
is made through the district.   Tbe
Lardean is handicapped by having no
road whatever,    Several mines are
roady to ship ore now, but tho expenses of bringing out small quantities ou the backs of packhorses would
he just as much ns the ore was worth
The Government bave done well in
building a railway into the Sloean.
It is a work which will enrich the
���whole province,   Let them now fur-
tber enrich the province by opening
up the Lardeau.   Let them start the
work as eurly iu the spring as possible, so that it may be of some use
during the coming Beason, and not
adopt the shilly-shally policy which
delayed the construction of our two
new railways until too late to fulfiil
the purpose for which tbey woro intended, the bringing out of Slocau ore
this winter.   Tiiere is ample timo between now and next April for drawing up plans and settling preliminaries. A wagon road or tram road from
the North-east Ann to Trout Lake is
what is most urgently needed.   Let
tho Government commence this much-
needed work as soon us practicable I
and they will confer a boon on the
miners, wealth on tho province, and
���who knows? human nature is so
coBstituted���perhaps ensure the return of the Government candidate lot
West Kootenay tit the next election.
(:) SENATE HOTEL (:)
FRONT    STREET KEVELSTOKE
FIELD & BOURKE, Proprietors.
First-class Table.   Good Bids.   Everything New aud Clean.
LARGEST DINING ROOM IN TOWN.
The Bedrooms are warm and newly Furniskid.
Best Brands of Wines, Liquors nnd Cigars.
-taa
T. L. HAIG,
NOTARY PUBLIC : REVELSTOKE, B. C.
Mining and Real Estate Broker and General
Commission Agent.
FIRE, LIFE & ACC10KNT INSURANCE.
REPRESENTATIVE OP THE KOOTENAY SMELTING AND
TRADING SYNDICATE.
Stoves!
Stoves!!
Stoves!! I
Tinware and Hardware bv the carload.
GROCERIES, PROVISIONS.
0EK AND  FEES  '
stocked Regularly prom the east.
agent for TROUT LAKE CUT, KASLO CiTY, SUKD.P & other
TowNsnm
FRANK BKEGAN,
Grocer, Tea Dealer and
Provision Merchant,
REVELSTOKE,    B.C.
HAM AND BACON A SPECIALTY.
Dry Goods, Clothing,
RIGBY  WATERPROOFS   -o-   -o-    GENTS* FURNISHINGS
GENTLEMEN'S,
LADIES' k
CHILDREN'S
ROOTS, SHOES AND KUBBKR GOODS.
MILLINERY & MANTLES.
THE   LATEST   IN   FALL   SHAPES.
TRIMMED HATS,
W1BBONS, TRIMMINGS
AND FANCY GOODS,
LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S
FDR FINISHED MANTLES
H. N. COURSIER,
KEVELSTOKE.
FLOUR, FEED, HAY AND GRAIN.
/.Astonishingly Cheap:,
���-*,���^
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A
CARLOAD OF STOVES!
RANGES.���Palace, Gem, Ideal, Jubilee.
COOK-STOVES,- Alberta, Jubilee, Clareuce. Florence.
PARLOR STOVES.-Franklin,  Evening Star. Keystone,
Sultana.
BOX STOVES.���Vulcan, Fulton, Ste.
IME BROs.,
GENERAL MERCHANTS,
Revelstoke, New Denver
and Nakusp.
l> E ALEK8    IN
GROCERIES
PROVISIONS
1JUOTS & SHOES
FLOUR
FEED & OATS
AMMUNITION
HARDWARE
CLOTHING
MINERS' TOOLS
CENTRAL HOTEL.
ABRAHAMSON BROS., Prop's.
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
C. B. Hume & Company,
Revelatoke Station,
Cbarmingh situated on the hank oi
the rivet:, on tlie principal street,
close ,(.-> tiie pout-office and
Government buikliugs,
ami ueiuest to the
8 tea ru boat
Wharf.
Itrst-Clags Table, good Beds,
Telephone.
FIRE-PROOF SAFE.
BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS AND
STBAMEBS.
.1 ��wm> .aamaciMu,
|      Scientific American
Ageocy for
THE
MADDEN  HOUSE,
HAKU8P,
HOOH HADDEjN. Prop*!.
Beentifallv ���ritruited on the Lake ;
ftxorc ai \l>e eolnmr to the best and [
eJwtosl mail lo line Hlocan miiiM and
"yaw Dei**-***. Ihe beat fishns*;* not) t
hurtUttg in tbe district, "-ith grand }
boating and ikektog fncibtiea for.
tomkta 'sad artists.
The Bab m wmUD vim tot.
Best brands ol -vines,! iquors
and cigars.
The aw-ooitnodalk-ra t.4 Ae Hole* are
the beet.
DEAFNESS f
Believed bj wit-or-*.   Tan ���rwi.Vr.l;
inv(��lii>�� nf If;I n***'.    WV- ����'��� OUBr ';
Ttwin miiim w ,lr-n,-'*>; Ann -ii#, > nth ;
Mod, coiafortibl**. ����f>- *>'>! ����*"��� MM#aj
No fctrinp ox -tin- iWiobwMit.   'iff
ill"��� vol jut) will *2)��cul *'0 often.
Wn-   ta jiH-i-iW't." lo 0. 1I.MIL-
\iViVs, 3'.' i'lt-t-kilai J^an, Tiaonto.
REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE,
Atlantic Express, arrives 10.00 daily.
Pacific       ���' "     16.66   "
Cheapest, most reliable and eafe
route lo Montreal,Toronto, Bt. I'aal,
Chicago, New York and Huston.
iCat*-H $", to ill) lowor than any Other
OthaW route,
Specially fttce-l CbfoniM Cart, in
eliMuent a Porter, for tbe aeaonmo-
dation of Paaaengera holding aecond
class tickets. Paaaengera booked to
and bom all Earopftan poiat9 at
Lowest Eta-tee.
l/ow Freight Kates. Quick despatch. Merohanta wil) save money
by having thai} Ireighl rooted via
hmO.V. H.
Full ami reliable information given
by applying to
 t-ffiftMcL ffi&WB,
Awl. Gmi'l Freight Ag'1., VWuve*-.
ra ko I T. BBBVOTR,
Ag-". 0. P. R. I>t��j>*>t. Rarelstoke.
OLD CLOTHES
Clwr-t.-*,' .Repair*-!, Altered
and pat in good Bhape
AT
SAM NEEDHAM'S,
CAVBAT8,
TRADE MARKS,
OEjUOH PA**S**TS,
COPYRIGHTS,   eto.
For htftmntlnn met rrno Hunilbook wrlt.1 to
jM 1:NPV A. fD., Ml R\tri.UiWJ,Y, NBW YOBIT.
OMcrt bora-an tin lecnrli.r; patents In Arne-lctu
Kvttrv raata'iit tflkoo o���t oj ���H lu MOdgnt heteire.
���I,.-. yu.t-: li]a:������:: fi: /.��,���.; I,n,���t. ciiiarguUl tin,
iaenfif ic %mx\tn
la-avnil otraiWun ot mj y^.n-Jllewapor Ial t,h*
rj-jrla .liteNli'iry ���Hiiytntiail. K��� t,i,,.-llteo,,t.
man t��',nlil SwtrWi'ra t. t"'?-.+.V, *J.lf�� ��
r��ar; tlMfti rw.niiu-.   4i(.*w>. Wt'rr 4 t;0���
*-' UUJ-J,.',-, 31.1. a.c.*a-l-a.v.K,��   r-ja*< ��.|U
<;. IKIlRYHKliliY."
GENERAL BLACKSMITH
ReVEL&TOIJaF.
REPAIBS TO T7A60ffl8, E��e,
��HO��IKG  A   ��PECIAL'PY.
DRY GOODS, PROVISIONS.
MfflEK' SUPPLIES,
STOTESi EAEDI
Harness,
FL0lTR,Oa4TS, SHORTS AU) ALL KINDS OF FEED.
DOCKS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES,
WALL PAPER, Etc.
Ciant Powder 'ke��t in stock at New Denver and
Nakusp.
Kootenai Lake
SAW MUX,
KASfj-O, B.i'.
Q. O  BUCHANAN, PROP.
LUMBER,,
triiDfiii niiil ,!>a.;--,,-ii, Bbliifrl^a, I.lll!l��,
Bo��Wln(*n, Btelias, Donn,
Oliw,;', ko., nl way i
Ifl   t��loflk,
VftpAltj 4,0,<><)tU'l. per ilk'w.
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R.  HOWSON,
Has a large Stock of Household EnrniUre, ���oSh��, Casketn,
Sliroiads, bc.
EEYELSTOK3',    BaG.

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