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VOL. V.
REVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C., OCTOBER 28, 1893.
No. 20.
Farwell vs. TU�� Qneen.
The case sA fasweH vs. tiie Qneen,
feeing an appeal fzozn tb�� Exchequer
Court, was ia tbo Supreme Court,
Ottawa, last week. Farwell got a
juutent froaa the British Columbia
GoveriiweBt for 1,175 acres of land
in the KoaSenuy District which the
Dominion Goverunient want for mil-
way purposes. The Exobequer Court
gave judgment that Fartvull should
cunvey the lauds to the Dominion,
Farwell appealed to the Supreme
Court. The urgutuent wns concluded
and judgment reserved. Mr. Dal-
tun McCarthy and Mr. Huutor, of
Victoria, argued the case for Mr.
Furwell, aud Mr. Hogg appeared for
the* drown.
Relief in Six Hours.-Distressing
kidney and bladder diseases relieved
in six hours bv the New Great South
American Kidney (Jure. This new
remedy is a great surprise and delight to physicians on account of its
Hceediug promptness in relieving
jiuin in the bladiler, kidneys, buck
and every part of the urinary passages in male or femalo. It relieves
retentionjof water and pain in pasning
it almost immediately. If you want
quick relief and care this is your
remedy.    At Revelstoke Pbarmaoy.
To F.G.1S.
If F. 6. E. sees this he is requested
at once to communicate with Mr. A.
MuNii, Kendal, England, or some of
his relatives.
FOUND,
On Friday, 20th inst., on 0. P. R.
Wharf, Revtdstoke, a PACKAGE of
LETTERS.   Owner cau havo same
cu identification.
DEAFNESS
Relieved by science. The greatest
invention of the age. Wilson's oom-
niom sense ear drums; simple, practical, comfortable,safe and invisible.
Ko string or wire attachment. Try
them and you will discard all others.
Write for pamphlets to I. B. MIL-
LER, 39 Freehold Loan, Torouto.
ASSAYING.
GOLD AND SILVER.
Guaranteed Correct Ki-.siiltx.
Gold  $2 00
Silver    2 00
Load    2 00
Gold ami Silver    8 00
Gold, Silver and Lend    4 00
Ali other assays ut moderate figures.
Send siimplos by mail or express,
prepaid.
AV. Thos. Newman,
Box 90, Huntsville, Ont.
ARMIT & RASHDALL,
New Denver, B.C.
eealesiakamSing brokers
Crown Grants can be obtained direct
from the Government for all lots in
the town of Now Denver,
SOAP.
" Cleanliness is next to godliness."
& HEW SHIPMENT OF STAPLE
AND
to be opened this week.
VINOLIA,   RECAMIER,
Eto., Etc.
Revelstoke Pharmacy
THE
MADDEN HOUSE,
NAKUSP,
HUGH MADDkN, Prop'r.
The Uau is suitliki* with the
Peat brands of wines,liquors
and cigars.
fhe. accommodations of the Hotel nre
the best,
Ibout lakejitt hodse
BOURKE BROS. Prop's.
(���lost Aooommodation in the City.
BEAimB'UM,y SITUATED NKAIt TIIK
LAKE.
Pplendid Fishing, limiting, Hunting
Flrafc-olasB stock of
Wiims, Spirits nud Cigars.
'���.'r.iut Liik'1 Oity is the nearest point
tU the ll'lUOUU l/lll'ilt'llll. Mjflftt        ' !V.��.|y-rla,*;��;
LOCALNEWS.
W. A. Jowett, of Nelson, arrived up
on Sunday's boat,
Tom Edwards, a well known prospector him oome up from prospecting in
Fire Valley,
Charlie Holton, ono of the owners of
the Silver Cup and Great Northern
olaiins, is iu town.
Geo. Sheil, who has bten prospecting
iu Fire Valley, arrived up on Sunday,
and will i\ inter iu Vancouver.
F. G. E, supposed to be in West
Kooteuay, is asked tu communicate with
A, .Uiliie, of Kendal, England.
A package of letters was picked np on
Rovelstoke wharf this week. Owner can
have same by applying at this office.
A gang of C.P.R. bridgenieu under
Mr. Graham left hero ou Wednesday to
build additional suowsheds at Illecillewaet.
Frank Beegan, provision dealer,
Revelstoke Station, starts advertising
this week. He carries a fine stock of
groceries.
Rev. C. A. Proonnier will preach in the
Methodist church to-morrow; morning
at 10.30, evening at 7.30. Sunday-school
iu the church at 2.30.
The reoent snowfall and subsequent
warm rain have sent the river up a few
feet, and navigation can go on uninterruptedly for some time.
Itch on human and horses and all
animals cured iu 30 minuteB by Wool-
ford's Sanitary Lotion. This never fails.
Sold at Revelstoke Pharmacy.
Mr, Joseph Hunter, M.P.P., supt. of
the E, k N. Railway, arrived up on
yesterday's boat, the journey from Nel��
son direct having taken three days.
The Kamloops Sentinel has changed
hands, and, it is reported, will cume out
as a straight Government organ, Mr,
McCutcheon retires from the paper.���
Columbian,
air. Chas. Richards, bridgo foreman
on the C.P.R. between Bear Creek and
Donald, has beeu transferred to Revelstoke in place of Mr. Jas. lirenuan, who
will shortly go east.
Mr. Robt. Reuwiok, editor of the
Nelson Miner, dropped in yesterday, on
his way to the Coast. He says Nelsou
is very quiet, bul the people are hope-
of "a good time coming."
The "Mystic Circle" held a dance at
the- Bon Ton Restaurant, Nukusp, on
Monday night. An invitation reached
the Staii, for which we rei urn thuuks,
but the boat had left before we got our
mail.
Mr, O. H, Allen, of tho brewery,
takes the cako this year iu the line of
big potatoes, having ou exhibition a
monster "spud" weighing over 2 lbs.
and measuring lti% inches iu circumference.
Archibald McGregor, of Sproat's
Landing, is hereby notified that a writ,
issued from the High Court of Justice
at Perth, Out., has been served upou
bim by advertisement in the Kootenai
Staii of ihis week.
The new time table on the C. P. R.
comes into effect to-morrow, 'lhe uew
sohedule had not been received at this
station up to last night, bnt is said tbat
the times of arrival and departure will
be nearly the same as prevailed before
the alteration last June,
English Spavin Liniment removes all
hard, soft or calloused lumps and blemished from horses. Blood spavin, curbs,
splints, ringbone, sweeney, stifles, sore
aud swollen throat, coughs, sprains, Ac.
Save 850 by use of one bottle. Warranted
the most wonderful Blemish Cure ever
known.   The Revelstoke Pharmacy.
On Tuesday three C.P.R. engineors
and the local briiige iusjiector spent
several hours examining the Columbia
River bridge, which hus been undergoing a thorough overhauling recently.
The gentlemeu were Messrs. Peterson
and Voorhees of Montreal, Mr. Cambie,
chief engineer of the Pacific Division,
aud Mr. Tlion. Kilpatrick. What conclusion they arrived at is uot known,
but it is generally believed that the old
bridge will be utilised for another year
ul least.
J.'D. McDonald, who has located two
fine ledges on the divide between the
Duncau aud Lardeau, has been in town
for a week umier surgical treatment,
having received a nasty cut on the month
from n tall. Hu brings a spend id
sample of gaiena ami grey copper from
the Glengarry claim, whioh assayed
400 oz. silver, 20 per cent copper and
ubout 1 per cent gold. The oro from
tho other group (The Sir John) also
assayed high. There are over 1,000
tons of rich ore in sight.
Capt. Sanderson, who owns a quantity of land at the Hot Springs ou Upper
Arrow Lake, has sent down 80,000 Ieet of
lumber for the purpose of building a
large hotel at that popular health resort.
A hotel ai the springs has become absolutely indispensable, the number of
visitors having increased enormously
dnriug the last two years Mr. Sanderson is busy with his steamer Muriou,
tawing logs, etc., on the Arrow Lake,
aod will commence work on the hotel
directly navigation closes.
Rhbomatisu Cubed in a Day.���South
American lUieiimatic Cure for Rheumatism and Neuralgia radically cures in 1
to 3 days, lis action open the system is
remarkable and mysterious. It removes
at once tlie cause an I th" rllseasi immediately disappears. The its) dpse gteally
bi .,- :..������������   "... eenis,   ti u< ���. slso I
J. Moxley and Sam Hill came up from
their ranches nt Hall's Landing Wednesday. Sam Hill has had the bridge of
his nose broken by an accident. The
crops havo been excellent at lho Landing.
Geo. Laforme arrived down from Big
Bend with his pack train on Sunday
afternoon. He brought several chamois
leather bags full of nuggets from tho
Consolation Placer Miue, on French
Creek, of which Georgo is ono of thu
partners, They were taking out $25 a
day per mun, having picked up #200
worth of nugget the day he left, and tho
previous nine days hud netted $1,052 for
four men. Tho gold is mostly nuggets
worth from $2 to 820 each. GusLund's
placer mine is looking up well and he
will roach bed rock iu a few days, when
he expects to strike it rioh,
Tbe first snow of tbe seasou fell iu
Revelstoke on Tuesday. It snowed
pretty nearly Iho wholo day, but melted
away as fust as it fell, until towards
eveuing, when the flakes bocame larger,
and by midnight the ground was covered
by fonr inches of "the beautiful." The
two days following wero warm and wet,
and by yesterday morning the heavy
rains had washed away overy vestige of
the snowfall, the river being considerably higher in consequence. Several
of our amateur gardeners have not yet
taken up their potatoes.
Geo. Laforme and Pete Levecque left
Wednesday morning with the pack train
for Big Bend. The snow was lying a
few inches deep when they left, but they
found the snow deeper and progress
very difficult as they went on. About
four miles up one of the horses took a
slide down a steep declivity, but fortunately kopt its feet aud fetched up at
the bottom all right with the pack still
on its baok. They got it baok to the
trail all right, haviug to carry the pack
np piecemeal. Two miles further on
they fouud it impracticable to proceed,
as the animals were getting exhausted,
so they turned round and oame back,
arriving here Thursday morning. They
will leave agaiu for the Bend to-day,
and will probably make another trip on
their return.
F. J. Lynob, wife and two children
came up from Nelson ou last Wednesday's boat. Ollicer Kirkup, who had received a telegram from Mr. fitzstubbs
to hold the man until further instructions, was at the landing and detained
Mr. Lynch, It appears he was charged
with bigamy at the instance of Mrs,
Lynch No. 1, the children wero hers,
and it was to gain poBsessiou of them
that she took proceedings, Mrs, Lynch
No. 2 went to Kamloops to get legal ud-
vioe aud Mr. Lynch was examined by
Mr. Fraser, J.P, He stated that his
first wife had obtained a divorce in tho
States and he thought be was freo to
marry again. Pending the arrival of
further evidence Mr. Lynch wus allowed
out on bail and the children���two little
girls age 5 aud 7���were oared for at Mr.
FraBera's house. Mrs. Lynch No. 1 arrived up on the next boat, and after
several interviews the matter was settled
by Mrs. Lynch No. 1 going west with
the chiluren and Mr. Lynch and his
second wife going east.
NAKUSP ITEMS.
IFKOM OUB OWN COIiKESPONDENT. J
Nakusp, Oct. 25th.
The Nakusp & Sloean Railway station
is to be built at tlie foot, of Sloean Ave,
and will cost abont 85,000, The work
is in the hands of competent mon, and
will ba commenced withiu the next ton
days. It will be largor than the usual
run of stations on short railways, as the
traffic it will have to acoommodato wiil
be of vast proportions iu the near
future.
Locomotive No. 408 is busily engaged
trackliiying, and it iB expected the road
will be oompleted tn the head of Slnoan
Lake by the lst of November, that is, if
the rails reach her" from Revelstoko,
whioh, on account of tbo low water in
the Columbia may take longer than
would bu the case otherwise. New
Denver and Nukusp will celebrato the
opening of traffic in grand stylo,
Some ol our old tilieuiis ure not to
bu outdone by tho new-comers iu tho
mutter of buildings. Mr. Hugh Madden,
one uf tho pioneers ol Nakusp, hus built
a very pretty cottage on Graoa .We, and
the Bite commands a magnificent view of
tlio bay, lake, and distant mountain
scenery. It is handsomely finished
iiiBide with native woods, and tho painter
has embellished the wholo, until it is us
elegant a resideuco as ono oan find anywhere In the diatrict. Mrs. and Miss
Madden are expected to arrivo any day,
wheu friend Hugh muy take it into his
head to give u "housuwarming,"
Nakuspitos are just a little proud of
having a newspaper iu tho town. Tho
Ledge is woll received everywhere, uud
and it is to be hoped it will be supported
in a handsome manner, so that the
editor may bo enabled to keep a printer
and a "devil" without having to pny
tlieir wages with potatoes aud ouiply
proinisos.
Mr, Muirhoad, book-keeper at tho
Prospect House, bus built himself u
neat residenoe on Lot 11 lllock 21, on
an elevated spot overlooking the town,
A great advantage is a fine spring of
pure wator within a few yards ol Mr,
I Mnirli'-ad's door.
We havo a policeman here, but no
(ool   |   an I nlron lars have to bn soul to
a:., i.t p-cisou.    Tho expenses of
taking a prisoner to Nelson amounts to
nearly sjiO, and although lawbreakers
are not very plentiful iu Nukusp, it
would be a saving if a jail was built
here, so that trifling offenders might
spend a night in the "stono jug" without taking a trip down river.
Mr. Peter Genelle evidently has faith
iu the permanence of Nakusp, us he has
imported from Seattle tho hull of a
steam tug, and is now fitting in the
machinery, Sho is a 38-foot propeller
and will be used for towing logs for
Genelle's saw-mill. Great rails of lugs
are being towed to Lardeau City, whero
some large construction works are going
on, aud the tug will find plenty of work
to do.
Several streets are being cleared nnd
graded aud all tho main streets will havo
sidewalks laid down forthwith. Both
sides of Sloean Ave, will he laid witb
ton-foot plunking as well as Broadway,
Edith and Lake Avennos. The Town-
site Co, uro doing Ibis ut uu expense of
38,000, which looks very much as if they
had confidence iu tho future of Nakusp,
The contraot has been lot for tho
ereotiou ofthe new school house, which
will be a one-storey building, about 16ft.
by 20ft. This building will be only a
temporary one, as tbo Government will
build a sohool house costing several
thousand dollars as soou as the attendance calls for larger premises.
SLOGAN NUGGETS.
[FKOM Ol'I* OWN CORRESPONDENT.!
New Denver, Oct. 2-tth.
The sale of Ihe Alpha to Mr. N. F.
McNaught for the tidy sum of $70,000
is now a recorded faot.
After the Alpha (Grady group) deal
had boen recorded John A, Finch, who
has already several properties bonded at
high figures in this camp, kept the ball
moving by bonding all tho interests he
oould get in the Read and Robertson,
North Star and Tenderfoot, to the ox-
tent of $10,000, and the eutire interests
in the Jenny Lind for 810,000. The
Read and Robertson was bonded by
Jowett & Chadbnurno for an English
syndicate, but the deal fell tli rough with
the slump in silver. Mr. Finch hus also
taken hold of the Egypt uml Alwyn, on
the Mountain Chief lead, aud is interested in the Wonderful, Rooo and other
claims.
Messrs, Ward, of Montana; Miller,
Cutler and Carroll, of Spokane, mining
men who are old-fashioned enough to
believe in silver, have boon looking at
various properties, and every claim in
the hills was reported about to be sold.
There- is no doubt, however, that several
sales will bo consummated shortly,
Byron N. White has returned to his
first and only love, the Slocau Star, and
has made arraugemeuts for the building
of large ore houses in this town, and
also for the sleighing of 600 tons dowu
from the mine.
Tho wagon read is fast approaching
completion, tho right of way for the
railroad is cleared to Wilson Creok;
surveyors to the right of us, surveyors
to the left of us; new sampler works to
be started within ten days; several mines
to be worked this winter which were expected to remain idle, aud houses boing
built in all directions! New Denver is
bound to ho the busiest towu in tho
whole province this winter,
NOTICE-
NOTICE is hereby given that applied-
tionwill be made by tho Nukusp and Slocuu
Railway Company to His Excellency the
Governor li'euerni in Council nt the Privy
Council Chamber iu the City of Ottawa
on Wednesday, tho twenty-ninth day of
November next, 1893, nl two o'clock iu
tho afternoon, or at such other hour on
that dny as tho same oan bo heard, or in
the event of thero being no meeting of
the Privy Council Unit dny, theu on the
first day thoi "after on which a meeting
is belli, for tho approval by His Excellency tho Governor Genoral in Council
of the Loose by tho Nakusp and Slocuu
Railway Company of its proposed line
of railway binds, properties, ami appurtenances oonneoted or intended to bo
used therewith, and the powers, privileges and fruuohiseB of tho Nakusp and
Slocau Railway Oompany to tho Canadian Pacific Bailway Company and of
tho agreement for such Lease made botween tho said companies pursuant to
"an Aet to Incorporate tlie Nakusp and
Slocuu K.-iilway Company passed by tho
last Sossiou of tho Parliament of
Cauada."
J, A. GEMMILL,
Solicitor at Ottawa for the Nukusp uud
Slocuu Railway Couipany,
Dated 15th September, 1898.
~ THOS, ABRIJEL, ~"
General A/;ent
FOR REAL ESTATE & INSURANCE
NAKUSaP^B.C,
Sulo of Minus it Specialty,
HULL BROS.
REVELSTOKE.
B H I (  II B U S
AND   WIIOLI'MI.H   AND   I'.KT.MI.   DEALERS
IS
liEEl, l'OUIv, Etc.,
BRITISH COLUMBIA SOUTHERN?
RAILWAY CO.
NOTICE
Is hereby given, that in pursuance of
tho Act a Map or Plan has this day been
filed in the Department of Lands uud
Works setting forth the lauds to be tnkeu
by tho said Railway for right of way
purposes between Station 3148 to Station
1204, on the ens! side of the Elk River
to thf confluence of Michel Creek, thouce,
up the left side of the valley of Michel
Creek to the crossing of saiiie, nud iheuco
along its right bnuk, all in ihe Distriot
of East Kootenay, B.C., a distance of 20'
miles,
(Signed) W. HANSON,
Managing Director.
October 5th, 1893,
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION.
NOTICE
Is hereby given thrtt on the 22nd day
of September, A, I). 1893, there issued
out of this Honorable Court at suit of
William McLaren the younger nud
Thomas Moodio a writ of summons directed to .Archibald McGregor, requiring
him to enter an appearance thereto at
the ollice of the Local Registrar of tbe
High Court of Justice at I'orth, within
eight weeks after the service thereof
upon him.
Notice is also given that on the 25th
day of September, 1893, a statement of
claim was tiled by the said William Mc-
Laron the younger and Thomas .Moodie.
setting out a mortgage to the plnntiiTs
for $1,425.00 upou west half of lot number twenty-seven aud east half of lot
Dumber twenty-six in tho sixth concession of the towuship of Driimiiioud,
County of Lanark, setting out also a
mortgage upou the said premises for-
��1,750.00 to ono Donald McGregor, assigned to the plaintiffs as additional security for said ��1,425.00, and claiming
raeul of the amount due, or in default
thereof that the said lauds ami premises,
bo sold and the proceeds applied iu pay-
payment of Lho said mortgages.
Notice is also given that on the 25th
day ot September, 1893, au order was.
made by His Honor William Stevens
Senkler, Esquire, Local Judge of the
High Court of Justice at Perth, that service of the snid writ of summons and
statement of claim upon the said defendant should be effected hy publishing a
notice thereof nud of the said order ia
three issues of the Kootenav Star, pub
lished ut Revelstoke, at intervals of one
week, and by mailing a copy of each of
tho said writ of siimiiious, statement of'
claim and order to the defendant r.t
"Sproat's Landing, via Revelstoke, B. C."'
and that, after the expiration of eight,
weeks from the last of such issues of the.
Kootenav Stau, the plautiff should be
at liberty to proceed as if personal service of tho said writ of summons and
statement of claim had beeu effected n
aud that service of all future proceedings,
iu the said action upon tho said defendant should be effected bv posting up
copies thereof iu the ollice of the Local
Registrar of the High Court of Justice at,
Perth.
Dated tbis 25th dav of September,
A.D. 1893. J. A. ALLAN,
Solicitor for Plantiffs.
Dressmaking,
Mantlemaking,.
MISS  A. NELSON
Desires to inform tlio ladies of Revelstoko that she has opened a Dress aud
Mantlemaking establishment al th" Stockholm House, Front Street, where she will
be pleased lo show all the latest Loinlou,.
Paris and Now York designs. Satisfaction guaranteed iu lit, style and finish.
A. fl. HOLDICH.
or Swansea and Wigan,
Analytical Chemist & Assayer-,
REVELSTOKE,   b.C.
W, A. JOWETT,
MINING AND KKAL ESTATE BHOKEB,.
NELSON, B.C.
Lardeau and Slocau Prospects
Wanted.
p. a
enelle-
MANUFACl'l'IlEli  OF k DEALER
ir, all kiuds of
Rough and Dressed
LUMBER,
CONTRACTOR, <8&t MU1  WlStLl, BUI  iUU WLLL
proceed to cxtreniiie3. Ho has not seen
Lady dean tu toll Iier of his wife's discovery,
nnd lie dares not send her another message.
When hc goes down to dinner hc rinds his
wife in the drawing-room. She looks very
mey woiim nave utiuu lug-juiioi-iia..... pale, and ia dressed in black velvet. Lady
when the softness ot" pity in hor own heart Ktwynde is beside her, and Colonel Carlisle
and the awakened memories of his would   is standing near.
Sir Francis has scarcely entered the room
when Lady Jean follows, She and Lauraine
have not met that day. She walks up to
her hostess, extending her hand.
Lauraine draws her slender figure up to
ts full height, and, with n cold bow, turns
aside to speak to Colonel Carlisle. For an
instant Lady Jean looks at hor as if stunned.
Then the blood ruahesin a torrent to her face
and neck.   She knows the meaning of such
CHAPTER XXVIII.���(Co-raixoBD.)
Keith, in his weakness and loneliness,
might have been enticed here apparently
hy her wish, Tlierc would hive been hours
of languor and convale icence, during which
they would have been together���hours
ii the soilness of pity in he
o!
havo holdall the old power, and all the
long fought-against danger, But she sees
still that ihe plot is not defeated, that ahe
lias a subtle foe to combat, and in all her
scorn and wrath Lauraine yet feels the
miserable conviction of her own impotence
oppressing her,
The hours pass.   Oi timo ahe takes no
count or heed ; only  lies there prostrate
and  sic';,  at  heart,   and   desolate    and ���a�����^^^�����
ashamed ; feeling that a great crisis in her an action only too well
life has oomo, and she oannot tell how to j Dinner is announced n
leal with it. ��� who Ins also observed this act of his wile's,
The lunohoon-bell rings, but she sends a , offers his arm to Lady Jeau.
message that she is ill and cannot como ;    Colonel Carlisle does the same to Lauraine,
downstairs,   Another hour passes, and still j and Lady Etwynda follows,
ashe docs nol move, only lies there in a sort I   The dinner is a dreary affair,   Each cf
of Btupor of misery and, bewilderment,        j them feels  iv   scene is impending,  and
There oomes a gentle knock at the door,   Colonel Cirlisle, who has some inkling of
and she hears Lady Etwynde's voice asking   how matters stand, is very uncomfortable
nl now, and Sir Francis,
permission to enter.
Wearily enough she gives it. All sympathy seems useless to her, and her friend's
perfect happiness seems to show up iu but
sharper contrast licr own wretched life.
Lady Etwynde guesses instinctively that
something is wrong, Neither Lady Joan
nor Lauraine has appeared at luncheon, and
Sir Francis has looked like a human thundercloud all the lime.
She comes forward now and kneels by
Lauraine's side.
" What bus happened, dear!"   she asks.
Are you ill ?"
" 111 enough in mind," answers Lauraine,
and then she tells her all. Lady Etwynde
listens in silence, bul her beautiful eyes
grow dark with indignation and bitter
scorn.
" Itis all tliat hateful woman, cf course,"
she says at last. " Oh, my dear, my dear,
what will you do now ?"
" I cannot tell," says Lauraine, despairingly.   " Accept such an outrage as this I
cannot, and yet if I insist
his threat,"
"But that is absurd I" exclaims Lady
Ktwynde, indignantly. "He has not a
shadow of proof. No judge would listen
to such a case. It is only a throat,
Laurai
to it. ^^^^^___^^^^____
" But in any case the disgrace would bo
the same," says Lauraine, " I was so blind,
;-o foolish, Everyone seems to have noticed
Keith's devotion to me, and I���it was so
long boforo I suspected it."
He resolves that on the morrow Etwynde
aud himseli must quit Falcon's Chase, sorry
as ho is tor, aud much as lie admires,
Lauraine.
The ladies rise to leave tho table, and
puss out of tho room. Before entering the
drawing-room Lady Joan bends dowu to
Lauraine.
"Will you be good enough to explain the
meaning of yonr strange behaviour?" she
says.
Lauraine turns and faces her unflinchingly, "You must excuse mo trom entering
upon auy discussion with you," she says
haughtily. "You will find a note in your
own apartment that will fully explain everything���not that I fancy sucii explanation is
needed."
Lady Jean's handsome, sparkling face
changes to a dull, ashy grey. She to be
insulted thus, to her very face, and by a
woman who she despises as a fool and hates
as a rival!   Her teeth clench liko a vice.
She is too wise to bandy words; sho only
well, I told you | turns and walks straight to her own suite
of rooms, and there soes tho letter spoken
of, Tearing it open liko a fury, she reads
the few curt lines in whioh Lauraine states
that circumstances render it advisable her
visit should come to ao end, and refers her,
e ; aud that woman has put him up | for any explanation she in&y deem necessary,
to Sir Franois.
To say that Lady Joan is furious would
but ill convey au idea of tho tempest of
I rage, hatred, and spite aroused in her heart
j by the knowledge that she ia discovered,
!    "How could she have found out, and
"The lookers-on always sec most, yon
know. Bui still all this proves nothing,
and I don't believe your husband would
seriously think of dragging his name and
yours into one of thoso courts without a
little of evidence to support his nsousa-
lion."
" Evidence can be bought," says Laur-
nr.e : " and even were it lo come to nothing,
here is the shame, the scandal, Oh, my
por Keith 1 It was an evil fate that threw
ist wo together a yam."
For a moment Lady Ktwynde is silent.
She is deeply troubled. She knows well
enough that, be a woman ever so innocent,
ihe breath of public discussion will tarnish
her fume for ever.
A sense of injustice, of anger, rises in her
heart, und fills it with not, indignant
thoughts.
" J cannot counsel you to submit," she
says.   " Anil yet "
" I do not mem lo submit," answers
Lauraine, tranquilly. " It would look ii!;"
fear. 1 must face the worst, For mysolf,
1 do not care so much : 1 have been unhappy
so long���but it is of Keith 1 think."
" My dear I" exclaims Lady Etwynde,
" spare yonr pity 1 A man never ������
these cases; it is always lie woman���always. The more guiltless, the more so i et)
will shun her. It is a sort oi way
it has for oondi ning its own err irs
and impurities, It looks well to nuke a.
violent outcry when anyone hai beei -
foolish as to ho fouud out,   As longasyou
I suddenly ?" she muttered to herself. " He
had no letters of mine to leave about. I
was never such a fool as to write to him,
and to-day sho has been shut up in her
rooms, and I have not met Frank, Ah, the
library���I forgot that. Gooil heavens!
oould she have overheard ?"
Sho trembles with mingled rage and
shame. If Lauraine had stood before her
now alio could have killed her without, a regret, crushed out her youth and beauty
with ruthless hands and rejoicing heart; but
Lauraine is not there, and Lauraine has all
tho shame and defeat.
Like a wounded liitross she paces to and
fro hor room, a thousand schemes and pro-
jects flashing through her brain, and.ill the
fierceness au 1 savagery of iier nature roused
into an insensate, furious longing to revenge
this insult, a's she terms il, upon the woman
who has dealt it to her.
Ami a! this moment, and while she is in
this mood, Sir Franois enters,
Lady Jean turns upon him like a beautiful fury. "So���you have been fool enough
tol"- herfindout," ihe says, in a low, choik-
cd voice.    " Ueid that."
He glances over   his wife's letter,    He
:��� i als i,   He had not thought she
wi aid have     in ��������� to act like this.
"ily 11   ���������,'.   - a shall suffer for it I" he
���:,     irs,  savai    .    "    ie  has dared to
, i
- Lady Jean.    " Did
iw hen?"
sin m the dark, no one will dre moisaying  ���   msw rs.   �� She was in the library-she
a word, let then- suspicions be ever   io  heard us"
strong.   A woman like you, Lauraine, who     <��� Did I n a wen   an im-
i!!8,0":? Je!^I���]!1J'f.nde"t.aadao^e]?.,te'n_���lt?d, I becile,"soreama
messa:��� to thai room ;
���   Great  Ho ia er.'. whal
and yet dares to he  virtuous,  Will  receive
im mercy and gain no bi lief."
"J know that," she says, and her indif-
fei ii ������ ;- sc trcoly : ircod now.    - i I
loo hopeless lor stron. ��� -   tl
"As for Keith," goes on I.i ly
In i uu itly, "ii is all owin   I i
i.ess ui'!���
"Ho ".   iries Lauraine
uol have him b anied.   II
I      - and all throng
:
nd on a mar.
when th ,     ���.--.,
���  .
,   ,.��.,. '      ���      t a loss what i
i
. ��� a     j had been aorelj prosentlj
tl i i. md in my men woula have acted fa
worse.   It is on mo tl     i .   :, ,,.
-      ' ���  ��'y.    It all began  r
tm      tma ........
fer, I know; onl; now it is too late,   You
>ne ��dds, wearily, "it d  ,      ,. Why, do yoa
",' leg wm beyond my itrengl s moment 1
t [ ' '    ���: ��    '   ���-> -
���   '         i   ��� , . i ' i
J> hat will you do        i        doipa .,,:,.
dar' wordol
���
��� ���    , vital
link  I wn
���     ���
I piece
��� . . i w   ������   \. .
;       '. for Iii   ��� iiii to ten
" 1 do not see why 1
-  i
ii  ,
p i ��� ���������    I  know I am
lit, time n
������ 1 think v ; '"' !;'|V      '
Ktwynde,   " Bui t am afr
I : [i   : .  I., lyjeanisadan
t     ,' .      t, "��� i i,   " You bona
Lauraine tli her temp , , , .
Ml1 ' 'ewoighl oppressed her,   " I d ���  ,,������,���,,,. ��� , .   ,, .
ox|   ���   inything olio hul   mil      ; i  -.   . ,,.,  ,
And I may as well endure It for right m for | n   ���
ii n
wrong.   If I lave respected my I i  land
nam i, ai loa il h  mi| ipe I
" And whatever you do h   mn ol ihis,"
���a-   Lad; I ��� ��� -rnde, "m   I    ie <"| mimt not t-i
dn iyi o| en lo yon,   Lot the whole
limits back upon you,Laurame,my friend,
thip will never fall,"
i.i n i i  lo ,'. i up i' the h mtifnl   face
Hoi h ari le too full for word ,
Bul when i ieli i on ��� o -
chills her,   "I have done rljjlii    il
But���wh ��� v    ,- cos I"
CHAl-Tl'-H XXIX
"i.i.a ii'.i    i     n;   iiim miu, '
All thr hi |l :" ���' -! 11 Laura ao keo i In
hor i wn room, Sir Kranoia dons n"1 ap-
i���,u i n h ���:, Hi is i lite confident tli ti ua
tm -n' has taken <iIT��et -thai she ivill in 'ei
Don'l   if'" "i: dei [i irate,
aimot give ton up,   Vo i
I hive ii hold  .a i,
of me.   There Is all thai
illh,'
offhl
it Koil
w re too ��� io/i i       I)
8,   01     rie
".    i     ��� ���     hat*, but I
fur ft ' ease,' i
thut    And if Liuirai ��� ���
wm i tfraid oi you, would iho h ivi
ll :
ii ii i i  boforo him -thai letter In In >
b nd, and  til I    t la wont I   In
nature roused and slung hy lho ji  thai
shi doo ai in ii,.,uii.   Sh  I'ruaol i i ��� nuiln
regarded his threats seems tu augur hor own
fearlessness und her owu innocence.
He feels an involuntary respect for
Iier despite his anger and ihe fury
of baflied schemes. It had never occurred
to him that she would be brave enough to
act thus. She has openly defied him, and
that defiance arouses in him a longing for
vengeance���a hatred of the purity of principle that has been templed and yet stood
firm���that in thn weakness of a woman's
nature has been strong as never was hia
manhood ; that confronts him now uusham-
cd and undaunted, and ready lo bear the
cost of the most terrible vengeauce thai
could present itself to a woman of Lauraine's nature.
" Would she ?" persists Lidy.Tean, n-
raged al his silence. "Afraid !���sheis
fearless enough, trust her. She has been
too clever for us both, and there remains
nothing for it but to make the be3t of it.
I will have no scene, no scandal. I leave
your house to-morrow, and never again do
I set foot in it, or receive you."
"And you think I will suffer this?"
cries Sir Francis. " That I am going to
part from a woman I love for tho sake of
ono I Into!"
"I think you cannot help yourself,'
answers Lady .leai, coolly. "I mean what
I have said. Now���go. I don't want to
create further scandal, and your presence
here at this time is somewhat singular, to
say the least, of it."
"dean, do not drive mo mad 1" cries Sir
Francis, desperately. "You aro clever,
keen of wit. Surely you can devise some
plan by which we can defeat her? It is
humiliating, unbearable to bo balllod liko
this."
"She has soon through our scheme; she
is prepared," bcoII's Lady Team "Don't
praise ine for keen wits or cleverness, mon.
ami; you cau admire them more safely as
exemplified by your wile ! Now���will you
go ?"
"Not unless you tell me when and how
I am to see you again."
"Never, never, never I" almost screams
Lady dean, "is that enough? Never
again, I swear, unless your wife is���to all
intonts and appearances���what sho has
deemed me! As that will never be, I think
you must resign yourself as philosophically
as possible to an eterual parting."
"How heartless you are I" cries Sir
Francis, " You cannot mean it. We
might meet sometimes. There is no kind
of���"
"Oh, fool���dolt!" cries Lady dean in a
fury. " Have 1 not said enough ? II is to
you I owe this insult. You cau pay the
penalty of it. You have nothing to do
now but put up with your bargain, or���
wait for freedom I"
"Freedom," he mutters, vaguely and
stupidly. " Do you mean that 1 should try
for a divorce ?"
She opens the door and pushes him impatiently aside.
" I have said all that is necessary, It is
for you to act 1"
" Act," hc says. For a moment he hesitates, then goes forward Mid firmly closes
the door. "1 will not go till I have said
my say. 1 warned Lauraine that if siie did
this I would proceed to extremities. I
shall do so. She has defied mo for the first
time in her life. Well, she shall suffer for
it. If you leave my roof she leaves it too.
She has chosen-to insult you ; lot her have
her share of disgrace.
Lady dean louks at him as if bewildered.
"You mean "
"I think you know very well what I
mean," he says, gloomily, "You were the
tir.il to counsel it."
" But the scandal, the disgrace," cries
Lady dean, hurriedly, "Aud then all this
will leak out, ami it will iook like a trumn-
ed-up case, done to shield yourself,   And
my name No, no;  I oannot have it,
She is right, Lot her have her triumph ; it
won't last long. There ure oilier ways to
puuish her besides this. Leave it. tome.
I muat I e calm. I must tliink. No ; that
idea is ridiculous. You may drag her name
through the dirt, but you drag your own
also, and she ean always brills' up���this.
And, though I hate her, i know she is a good
woman, Nie iaoold; that ia her safeguard, for
sue never loved you. liut all the same, she
will not forfeit her own self-respect. It is
only another sort oi pride, but it is safe."
"Aiul yat vou always said "begins
Sir Francis.
'��� Said," and she laughs her old mocking
laugh. " Of coarse I aaid, of course I say
! itill; and then proofs are different, She
lovea Koith Allr istone, and he ioves her;
and you���love me. It is a triangle that
��� ui can : n aki into i square, She has tho
beat of il now. Lot her alone, and let her
triumph.   It may bo my turn noxt.1'
[nfal lated as Sir Francis is, something
ild, moasnred hatred  of ibis worn-
worda  strikes  upon   Iiim with a
chill almost of fear.    He would rather have
seen  ber   furioi i,   violent,   tempestuous,
i       ihe now.
��� ��� not I io sort of woman lo care
for a " waiting race," and he linewsoine
deeper pu pose underlaid ber words.
turu      ���    iiini suddenly again, and
" Will you go '.'    Ilo you
i diagraci       i iblioly !   Have I not
������ I; ii y hi will write I you will toll mo
i   imp
Only go.   1
n aii bea think,   And to-mor-
if I Ies
Uol . ������' her tli n, o 11 Lad. lean rings
maid pai.. Immodi-
ved newi that nccoa-
er n urn to Paria,
,   ���-. morning sh" leave tho
ip  ir, or iieii'l any
��� ol   . swell,   .--.i Franoia drivea hi
ll ition He has not
���
phi , iys Lad* El
Lauraine'a aide, an I
i   .   i   ., pi i    'I iv n
Lam' n
,
rotoli   foi mile
 i   " It i     p ioi   trfump    I   .... ���
mil mem I ������������	
...
' if th   i"-' H   I
Anil Lad)   l   i .ode ochooi thai (i ti In
fnwn i |h u im  i'   ipoak   ill
nnd ���  wui i   tlial   hor londui
, ,   m fi tm i
" Uow will It - i i I" ah - think , lo pal ���
11 Uow will n on I ?"
I1, rhapi n wn i well thai ah on il I n il
. i i thai li mi, in that timo,
ROMANCE VERSOS COMMON SES'SE.
"Why doei I. iiiraiue notoome lo town ?"
says Mrs. Douglas, impatiently, to Lady
Ktwynde, " She muat be moped to death
in that dreary Northumberland placs. It
gives me the honors even to think oi it."
It is a cold atternoon in February, and
it is Lady Utwynde'o "day," but th3
i.'sthetes are deaerting her now. Her marriage is fixed for the end of the month. It
is to bs very quiet, and Lauraine has
written to say she cannot come to it; her
health is so delicate, that all excitement
and fatigue are forbidden. But the real
truth is, thit Sir Francis has developed a
new system of tyranny, framed in by every
species of insulting suspicion, and has
ordered Lauraine to remain at Falcon's
chase,a*id declared she shall not even go up
to London for the season, It is childish, it
is cowardly, audit is unreasonable, and he
knows it is all these; but ho is infuriated
with her, and savage at the failure oi his
schemes, and this is tho only sort of revenge
that he ean think of at present. He himself is in Paris, with all tho gaieties and
amusements of the season awaiting his
selection, but chafing inwardly and fiercely
al. Lady Jean's strange conduct, und complete avoidance of himself.
Of course she goes nowhere���her deep
mourning compels retirement -but she has
a small circle of lricnds vdio como to her
afternoons in her pretty rooms in thu Rue
Yietoire, and Sir Francis knows this, and
knows that he. is always excluded and the
fuot makes him more irritable, more bitter
against his wife, and more impatient of
seeing his mis! reaa than he has ever been
since they parted at the (,'haso.
" How long am I to wail ?" ho wonders,
impatiently. " What can be hor meaning?"
A.s yet neither of these questions seemed
destined to be answered.
" I know there is something," persists
Mrs. Douglas, drawing near the tire in the
pretty artistic drawing-room, and dropping
her voice confidentially. " It looks so odd,
and Sir Francis is never with her now. Do
tell me, Lady Etwynde, was there anything
���anything wrong���when you woro down
there at Christmas ?"
"I think Lauraine is most unhappy,"
says Lady Ktwynde, sorrowfully ; "and I
think her marriage was a great mistake. 1
often heard you congratulating yourself and
���her���on its brilliance, Mrs. Douglas; but
I think, could you see behind the scenes and
look into your daughter's breaking heart,
you would uot feel quite so proud, or so
satisfied respecting it."
Mrs. Douglas looks at her annoyed and
impatient,
"If she is unhappy it must be her own
fault, She had everything that could make
a woman happy, and her husband was
devoted to her. If she has lost his affection,
it is by her own iinprulenco and folly. I
warned her long ago how it would be."
" Perhaps your warning oame too late.
Most warnings do," says Lady Etwynde,
coldly. " Pint a loveless marriage to a giri
of Lauraine's disposi I ion and nature was a
dangerous experiment. You ought to have
let her marry Keith Athelstone."
Mrs. Douglas's eyes (lash angrily. "1 suppose you are in her confidence.Iaetedfor the
host. Keith was always wild and rash, aud
not at all a suitable matoh ; uud, besides
that, she was not in love with him���or, at
least, never told mo so. Sho was quite eon-
tent to marry Sir Francis."
" She could havo known nothing of his
reputation, then," answers Lady Etwynde,
" He was always a bad, fast man ; and ho
has treated Lauraine abominably,"
Mrs. Douglas looks at hor with increased
curiosity. " What has he done ? Is it about
���Lady dean ?"
" Yes," answers Lady Etwynde, colouring. " Lauraine knows now what the world
has long suspected ; and when she would
not allow that woman to remain under her
roof, Sir Francis threatened her with proceedings, and dragged iu poor Keith Athelstone's name."
"Good Heavens 1" exclaims Mis. Douglas,
" what scandal���what horror ! Oh, surely
ho is not in earnest? Why, Lauraine is a
fool���a perfect fool 1 Why did sho make a
soono about it'/ Of courso, everyone knows
such things happen constantly. Men arc
never faithful���never ! But lo insult the
woman���and for what good ? To think that
a daughter of mine should have been such
an idiot ?"
"it does seem remarkable, doesn't it ?"
says Lady Ktwynde, dryly. " Y'ou seo
women nowadays generally prefer worldly
advantage lo their own self-respect."
"Self-respect! Fiddlesticks!" cries Mrs,
Douglas, growing moro and more irate.
" Will self-respect give her hor present
position, or gain the world's belief in her
innocence if sho is once in the Divorce
Court? Self-respect! 1 hate such rubbish.
She had everything she wanted ; why could
she not have been content ?"
" I daresay you would never understand
why," answers Lady Ktwyinlo, calmly,
"Lauraino is singularly unlike yourself."
" Lauraino is a fool���a perfect fool 1"
cries Mrs, Douglas, furiously. "To get
herself into a sctape like this, and all for
nothing ; Io insult a woman of Lady .lean's
position, and thon to get herself talked
about its she's done with lhat yonng idiot
Keith, and simply because of some childish
folly long ago, when they fancied then-
selves in love with each oilier ! Why, she
muat havo Uken leave of her senses, am'
all this time she has not said a word lo mo
hi r own inoi her I"
Lady Etwyndo is allont,   She is thinking
il would have been stranger Still if Liui'iuiio
had takon ber inothor into her uonfiden
" I am sine Sir Francis was always most
kind to hor,"resumes Mrs. Douglas, present
ly.   " Always when 1 have seen them to-]
gi ther,"
" I hellovo it la not a rule in good society
for husband and wife In quarrel openly,''
romarka Lady Utwyndo,
ii should have been i ontenl und aonal-
hie like other pnople/'goeaon Mrs. Douglas,
lisrog trdlng tho Interruption, " Hood
���I i ui. in, everyone knows sueli things go on,
Voil Of n'l link" salute of men. You must
i ike thom aa lhey are. And did she actually ni tko Lady .lean leave tlio house'.'''
wo il I  have  been  scarcely less
th ,ii Lady Jean had  alio c indonod
i  i   prosonco, knowing whal she  knew,"
ij Lady Utwyudo, wuh riaing Indlg-
i ition, " F.vui if n Imaband dm - nol lovo
lib v, ii,., ho ii bust should ireat hor with
��� inmon 'I- -���'���in v."
" I daresay Lauraine broughl ii all on
henelf, A man oan't always put up wiih
moli aira as those to whi i sin iroated Sir
Francia, and, in contrail with Lady Jean,
why Lauraine was 'nothing,
woman nnd puiomini'td soivrally looks
colourless and tame betd.de a wicked or.e.
The contrast is loo strong I suppose.
Mrs. Douglas looks at her sharply. She
doei not like her tone, nor understand it.
" Well, I only hope it will come right,"
she says. "I shall write to Lauraine anl
advise her to make il up with her husband.
Il i.s so stupid, making a fuss and expose���
losing everything, ami all for���what?"
" 1 think,'' says Lady Etwynde, quietly,
" that you do not understand your daughter, and you do her injustice. A woman
must know how to support hor own dignity ,
I suppose you allow that?"
"I daresay Lauraino made a great deal
of unnecessary fuss; il would be just liko
her. Sho is full of romance and high-flown
ideas. If sbe had been quite circumspect
herself it would not matter; but after getting herself talked about with Keith���1
myself had to warn her���I think Sir Francii
was very good to overlook it."
"Sir Franois perhaps had his own aims
to attain," interpolales Lady Ktwynde. " I
am inclined to think so, judgiug by ie-
suits."
" Do you moan���do you roally tliink he
wishes for freedom?" almost gasps i\!rs.
Douglas.   " Is it so bad as that?"
"Lady Jean seems to have infatuated
him," answers Lady Etwyndo. " Ho wa*
always weak where women were concerned,
you know. Ho has treated Lauraine very
badly and be is oven now in Paris."
"1 tliittk I will go down to Falcon's
Chase," says Mrs. Douglas, presently. " I
must see Lauraine and adviso hur, It is
really most critical. 1 had no idea things
wero so bad. She has not chosen to tako
mo into hor confidence ; still, as her mother,
it is my duty to see she does not ruin hor
whole future."
"I think," says Lady Ktwynde, very
quiotly, "I would not go if I were you."
"Why not?" demands Mrs. Douglas
sharply.
"She might not like it," answers Lady
Ktwynde; "and you cando no good���no
one cau. Lauraine is proud, but she is also
high-principled. I do not. think you need
fear for her. What is right to do sho wiil
do, at any cost. Besides, I think the worst
is over now. Sir Francis has not carried
out his threat, and I fancy ho won't. Ho
has ordered Lauraine to remain in Northumberland ; but 1 do not think that is any
great punishment to her. She always loved
the Chase, and all her memories ot her child
are with it."
"It is a pity the child died," says Mrs.
Douglas, involuntarily.
" Vcn may well say that. J lo would at
least have bcen some consolation to her now.
Not lhat if would have inarleiiuy difference
to Sir Francis, He never cared for lhe boy.
Still it was a tie."
Lauraine must have boen in fault,"
complains Mrs, Douglas, fretfully. " It ir
ill nonsense to say she is a martyr���Si'
Francis was no worse than other men. Ii
she had been less cold, loss odd, he would
never have run after other women."
"I do not agree with you," Interrupts
Lady Ktwynde. "Sir Francis is just what
he always was���a thoroughly selfish man,
and a man whose habits are ingrained in
every fibre of his nature. He has never
tieated women with any respect, and his
pission for Laurainojvas as short-lived as
any of his other fancies. He married her
because -well you know the real reason as
well as you known the man, and iu two
years he was tired of hor. For a woman,
young, beautiful, warm-hearted, oho has
had a most trying life, and a most cruol e:;-
perienoe. Had she indeed been what hundreds of others are,ahe might have consoled
herself easily enough, but she could not do
that, and���sho has her reward,"
Mrs. Douglas is silent and uncomfortable.
"It is a great pity," she says al last.    "A
great pity. And one can really do nothing?"
" Nothing,"  answers  Lady  Etwynde,
"except wait and hope,"
Then the door opens and Colonel Carlisle
enters, and a beautiful flush and light oomo
over her face as she greets him. Mrs.
Douglas looks at her radiant eyes and soes
his proud and tender glance, and hears the
happy ring in their answering voices, and
as sho goes out and leaves them alono a
liltle. uncomfortable feeling rises in her
heart. "Is there something in love, after
all?" alio asks heisolf.
"What hits that woman been saying?"
asks Colonel Carlisle, as the door closes and
he ueats himself by his betrothed. " You
looked worried when 1 emtio in."
"She always does worry me, I think,"
says Lady Klwyndc, nestling closer to his
side, as lhe strong arm draws her towards
him, " She i3 so worldly, so cold, so heartless ; and I hate to hear a mother speak of
her daughter as she speaks of Lauraino,"
" They seem totally unlike each other,"
says the Colonel. " Four Lauraino ! Havo
you any news of her ?"
" I had a letter this morning, She cannot como up for our marriage, Of course,
Sir Francis won't let her���that is the real
truth, It is a Utile bit of spite ou his
part."
"What an iinfoitiinale marriage that
was!" exclaims ColonelCitilisle, involuntarily, " All, my darling, thank Cod that wo
shall have love and sympathy on which lo
bust' ours. There is no hod upon carl 1) liko
a union where there is no love, no respect,
no single thought or feeling shared iu common���where one's nature revolts und one's
duly demands submission���where the sao-
redness of homo is violated overy hour until
the mime becomes a mockery���"He pauses
abruptly.
Lady Etwynde knows to wliul hia words
refer���to where his thoughts have tinned.
" And that was your fate���onco,'' she sighs
softly.    " And���I���judged you eo harshly,"
" y.ou have more thau atoned for that,"
he says, fondly, as he looks down at tho
bright head upon llis breast, "After tho
waters of sorrow have been drunk again and
again, how doubly sweet aro those of joy !"
"And you are sure you are quite happy?"
she whispers.
" Happy ! I could bleisGod on my knees
every hour 1 livo for giving mo���you."
A sudden rush of tears dims the brilliant
eyes. She trembles for very happiness,
lli'sling there ugainst thai faithful heart,
knowing herself beloved almost to idolatry,
herself answering that strong and perfect
passion with devotion as strong and perfect
aa its own, bow oan Bhe bo otherwise than
id id as human life can scldopi count gladness-full of a deep, silent, wordless bliss
lhal steeps her in a trance of exquisite
content?
But even amidst her own joy hor heart
feels a sudden p*n��; vf regret for the friend
'iic lovos so dearly.
" 1'oor Lauraine '��� --,.-;iut sho lias missed!"
she sighs, inina mat lor all these years you held me
shrined iu tho proud liltle heart thai 1
thought so cold und unforgiving once! How-
true a love was yours 1"
"It had need to bo true if it was so unforgiving," she says, smiling up into tho dark
eyes that search her own. " When I think
of thoso long, wasted years���-"
"Do not think of them," he interrupts,
passionately, "or think of them only to
crowd into those that are to oome, a double
portion of the love they have missed."
And witli hia lips on hers she is content,
Indeed, that ii should be so.
CHAFTEK XXXI.
AT LAST !
Alone in her rooms in Paris, Lady Jean
nits perplexing herself ovor ways and
means.
She is awfully in debt, oven though she
has let her country-house and supplemented her income by another rive hundred
a year. She is angry witli herself for having refused Sir Francis's assistance, and too
proud to call him lo her sido. She can
think of no scheme by which lo bailie Lauraino, and though she knows hpr rival is
condemned to a species of exile, and that
she is as unhappy as a woman can well be,
that in no way comforts her for the fact of
her own defeat.
Her position lo full of peril and uncertainty. She can no longer Hoat on tho
smooth waters of Society, for Society is
shocked and outraged by her IniBband's misdeeds, and an ill odour clings to her name.
The people she gathers round her now are
not at all the ciasa of peoplo sho prefers.
Needy foreigners, second-rate celebrities;
Englishmen with shady reputations and
tarnished titles; French Bohemians who
have known and a Imired her in the days
of her success���all these congregate together
at her little rooms in the Rue Victoire ; and
among them all she looks for some willing
tool who will lend himself to her hand and
work out her schemes.
But for long she looks in vain.
The winter passes cn. The cool, fresh
daysofearly spring are heralded by hursts of
sunshine, by the tender budding leafage of
the Boulevards, by the scents and hues ot
llowers that are piled up in the baskets of
the market women, and fili the windows of
the finirisles with brilliance and beauty
once again.
And in the springtime, suddenly and
without warning, Lady Jean's soh mo of
vengeance comes to her us a vision of possibility at last, for who should come to Paris
but Keith Athelstone,
He has keen wintering in the south of
France. He comes to the gay city with no
set purpose or desire. He is alone, and
melancholy, and depresssed, He thinks ho
will have a fortnight in Paris, and then
start for that long projected American tour,
and the first person ho sees and green in
Paris is the Lady Jean.
She has never beon a favorite of his, and
he is inclined to be curt and avoid her.
But she has other schemes in her head, and,
unless a man is absolutely discourteous, it
is not easy for lum to bailie a woman who
has set her mind upon deluding him, especially a woman clever and keen as the Lady
Jean.
She is very quiet, very subdued. All the
fastness ami wildness seems to have evaporate.!. She tells him of her bereavement,
her troubles. She speaks sympathisingly
of his own, and brings in Lauraine's name
so genilyand gradually that ho cannot take
alarm at it. In the end he accepts an invitation to her house, and finds everything so
subdued, so decorous, in such perfect good
taste, that ho thinks Lady dean's widowhood has produced most salutary effects.
In his present mood gaiety and fastness
would have jarred upon and disgusted him,
As it is, all is toned down, chastened, southing, and in perfect taste. He comes
again and yet again. Lady Jean
keeps thc foreigners, and shady adventurers, and the Bohemian clement carefully
out of his sight, and she herself treats him
with that consideration and deference always Haltering to a young man's feelings
when displayed by a woman older than
himself, and still beautiful and admired. She
mentions the Vavasours casually, Lauraine
its being immersed in worldly gaieties, Sir
Francis a3 being abroad, at Monte Carlo.
The latter fact is true, ho having proceeded
there in disgust at her obstinacy and coldness, and yet not liking to break with her
entirely, beoause she happens to bo the only
woman of whom he has never tired.
The fortnight passes, and Keith still lingers. Life has no special object for him at
present. The spring has turned cold and
bleak and the American tour may await his
own convenience.
(Ino evening he conies to Lady Jean by
special invitation. Thero are a few people
there ; thero is a littlo music, and a littic
" play," not very high, nor very alarming ;
but Keith refuses il for u reason that no one
there guesses. Play had been a passion
with bin once. Its dangerous ovoitement
had lured him into the most terrible scrape
of that " wild youth " to which Mrs. Douglas is so foil I of alluding. Once froo of that
early trouble, ho had solemnly promised
Lauraino never to touch card or dice again,
and he has kept his word.
Lady Jean does not press him, though
she looks surprised e.t his refusal. Siie sits
with him in a dim corner of the room, and
lures him on to talk to her ns ho has done of
lato.
Watching I hem wiih anger and suspicion
are two fierce eyes, lhe eyes oi a certain
Count Karolyskl, of whom no ono knows
anything except that he is a Hungarian, an
expert card player, and a deadly shot,
(TO 111', niSTIXi'l'.I).)
Mine. N'ovllioir, Who Kaaolnated 'n.ni.i mc
la loni'iis lo America.
The cable bring) the news that O.'gi De
Novikoff is on her way from London to
visit America.
This famous Russian woman is generally
believed to be a spy iu the pay of lhc Muscovite Government. Those who arc a;-
quainted with her and her resources as-ert
that there is no ether way of accounting for
tlie outlays of money which she expends
with such lavishness for the furtherance of
her projects.
These, speaking broadly, consist of a
never-ending attempt to extend the power
ot Russia, For tho furtherance of this purpose she has visited and resided in England
for several years. There she exercised such
a favorable influence over Gladstone that
his attention to her excited some very
malicious comment upon the part of the
Tory press.
At a meeting held at St. James' Hall, at
which both Mine. .\Toviko!f and Gladstone
wero present, a little incident happened
that attracted considerable attention. Tiie
meeting had declared in emphatic term3
that no war should be undertaken in defence of the Turks, and that Lord Salisbury should, at tlie coming conference, insist on lhe liberation of Bulgaria.
When the enthusiastic crowd was dispersing, Mme. Novikoff got caught in the
human swirl that was crushing downstairs.
Suddenly Mr. Gladstone recognized her in
lho pres3, and making his way to her side,
offered hor his arm, and conducted her
safely down.
Not content with this act of somewiiat
perilous courtesy, considering tho accusations that wcre being hurled in reckless
profusion against Mr. Gladstone on account
of his alleged sympathy for Russia, he insisted upon sseing Mine. Novikoff safely
home to her hotel,
She is a ssealous Orthodox Greek Oath-
olio. She is an ardent and unreasoning
lJan-Slavist,andconsiderations of humanity
find no place in her scales to balance the
attainment of her aims.
This paradox of a woman is opposed to
political progress in Russia because it
would give birth to a new era, hence it
would nuke her work needless. Her absorbing passion has given rise to a vein of
sdtishness which puts all other traits in
lhesli-j.de. But this is not observable at
first sight. Her diplomacy is too subtle
for that.
The Worst Slutm in tha World-
A few days after my arrival, writes an
"Observant Englishman" in the Review of
Reviews, I was fortunate enough to meet a
group of earnest social reformers who wcre
discussing the condition of the lower strata
of Chicago life. One of them, a friend of
mine connected with a university settlement
in East London, and well acquainted with
the darkest district in the metropolis,
startled me by saying that he bad found
worse slums in Chicago than he had ever
seen in London.
"Our rookeries," he said, "are bad
enough, but they are at least built of brick
or stone. Here, however, the low tenements
are mostly of wood, and when tho wood
decays or breaks away the consequences
are more deplorable than anything we have
iu London. "
This was the testimony of a visitor. It
was confirmed by the testimony of resident
sociological experts. One of these was a
lady, at present engaged by tho national
government in investigating and reporting
on the life and homes of the poor in Chicago
The awful state of thing3 sho described
greatly surprised me, and I suggested that
it was due to the presence of the large foreign element,
"On the contrary," she replied, "the
very worst places in the oily are inhabited
by native Americans," And sho showed
me the ollicial chni t of one of the lowest
streets, on which the tenements were marked white wheu occupied by native Americans, black when occupied by foreigners.
The rooms to the front which possess the
worst oharaoter were white.
These carefully asertained facts knock
the bottom out of tho complacent assurance
I havo since so often heard expressed, that
foreigners were responsible for the darkest
shades of Chicago life.
"Is this state of things allowed bylaw
to exist?" I asked.
" Certainly not," replied the lady; "it
exists in flat contraiention of every municipal ordinance."
"Can nothing be done to enforce the
law?"
" The very men whose duty it is to enforce the law are the nominees of the
classes interested in violating it."
" Can you not rouse the churches to combine and put it slop to this municipal corruption ':"
"Tne clmrhes!"���the lady spoke with
infinite scorn���" the proprietors of the
worst cla-s of property in Chicago are leading men in the churches. I have more hope
of arousing the poor Polish .lews to a sense
of their civic duly .and opportunity than
the churhes. Tiie Poles, poor as they arc,
a ud ignorant, do want lo lead a iccent
life."
The largest apes have only sixtoen ounces    brain; the lowest men have thirty-nine.
Mr, Crimiionbeuk���" Isn't it hard work
minding the baby?" Nurse girl���"Not
half SO hard as trying to make the baby
mind mc."
Spectator--" Why, the center-fielder is
singing while running." Stockholder���
" Yes, that's a trick ol his." Spectator���
"W lull's he singing?'' Stock holder���"After
the ball,"
The Turkish Sultan lately decided that
hr- !07 wives should bo vaccinated, A doctor wiib called to lhe l.tieui, ami he stood
on one side of a  temporary  W len wall,
through whioh a hole waa bored, No outsider is over permitted to gaze upon the
faces ol the Sultan's wivos, An arm ol
each woman waa pa-sod through the apor-
lure, and ihe doctor vacsi-iatod Iheiu .11 ' Th
without gelling a gjinip.se ol their faces.      cag
"Ask Papa first."
An amusing story is told of tho United
States Senator Yonder when he began to
teach school. He had one pupil who was
about his own age, a merry irrepressible
young girl. Her frequent outbursts of
laughter were very annoying to the young
teacher.
It was near the close ef ihe day when the
weary teacher's patience had been sorely
tried, that be determined to give thc girl a
little lesson in the way of corporal punishment. Such tortures were always inflicted
on tho hand with a sirup or cane, in the
presence of all tbe pupils.
So, approaching her, cane in hand, bc addressed hor thus :
"Miss���, give mc yonr hand."
She dropped her head and blushed,
Again he said, sternly I
" Miss , I say, give mc yom hand."
Now slowly lifting her eyes, she remarked :
"Mj. Veddor,thisls ombarrasslngforme,
Y'ou should unt make .-uch proposals iii pub-
lie.  However, you must ask my pupa first,"
dinks���"Did you  ever read 'The Man
Without   a  Count**] !'        Winks-'" No,
but I  ein sympathizi   with him,   I am
Man Without anv Relativoa in Chi-
Inc?.rc9rat9d in aa Asylum,
A gauo Woman sni'i <�� be vrrii-.i;fuUy
Detained nl loiignc I'oiiiie.
A most mysterious ease is that of iMrs.
Michael.). Daly, at present incarcerated
in the Lingua Points Asylum at Montreal,
as i. lunatic. The ease is one in which tho
husband of the woman claims that she is
insane, and has medical certificates to back
iiis claim, aud in which her relatives charge
that she is quite sane nnd has been wrong-
mlly imprisoned. Her relatives want Mrs.
Daly released, and aro fighting in tho courts
to that end, while the husband is at present
in Montreal to defend his action i n the
matter. Thesiory told by the brother of
the insane woman, Mr. Patrick Miillane, ia
a strange one, if it has any foundation in
fait. Patrick Mullane lives with his
brother at Molinc, Illinois. Last Wednesday Mr. Mullane arrived in Montreal from
Molinc, and called upon Mr. A. W. At-
water, to whom ho told his story. It was
to the effect that another sister of his had
received a letter from Mrs. Daly from tho
Longue Pointe Asylum, stating that she
was detained thero as a lunatic by tho
order of her husband although she was in
perfect possession of her mental faculties.
Mrs. Daly weut on to say that she had
come to Montreal with her husband, and
that while here she had been bundled into
a cab, driven to Longue Poiiito and shut up
in the asybiT. Mr. and Mr.--. Daly lived
In Waterbury, Connecticut, and although
Mrs. Daly's sister and her father and
mother lived in the same state, Mr. Mullane claimed that they had not been notified by Mr. Daly that their daughter had
been sent to Longue Pointe. Those, in
brief, are tho facts as given by Mr.
.Mullane and ho wanted immediate proceedings
TAKEN TOR TIIE RELEASE OF IIIS SISTER.
Mr. Atwnter made out an order for lho release of Mrs, Daly undor the clause of the
Asylum Act, which states that a patient
may be released upon tho order of the relative or guardian who had caused tho patient
to be incarcerated, and in the event of such
person being out of the country or incapacitated, the order could bo made by the next
relative. Mr. Mullane signed suoh an
order and proceeded to tho asylum to obtain the release of his sister. He obtained
an interview with her on Friday last and
she told him a sensational story of ill-treatment widen she had suffered at the hands
of her husband. Mr. Mullano presented
his order for the release of Mrs. Daly, but
as nothing was known of him at the asylum
the authorities did not care to assume tho
responsibility of releasingthe patient. Mrs.
Daly was in the asylum as a private patient,
her husband paying the charges for her.
Mr. Mullane then took another course. On
Saturday he applied to Judge Davidson in
Chambers asking lhat his sister be released
on its being shown that sbe was not of unsound mind. Judge Davidson ordered that
Dr. Duquette, the medical superiutendent
of the Asylum, appear boforo bim to-day,
with all the papers in connection with the
case. Dr, Duquette appeared beforo dudgo
Davidson this morning, but it appeared that
private patients such as Mrs, Daly were
not under hia control, so a further hearing
of the case had to be adjourned till the
afternoon. Sister Madeline, tho Lady Superior of the Asylum, is also to be examined on the matter.
AT THE ASYLUM.
A .Montreal reporter drove out to tho
Longue Pointe Asylum tho other morning
and bad an interview with the Mother Superior and the doctor who is in .attendance
on Mrs. Daly, Au order to seo the lady
was refused, as it was entirely against the
rules of the Asylum to allow any outsiders
to talk to privato patients without a specific order from the relatives who were her
lawful guardians. Sister Madeline, tho
Superior of the Asylum,was atfirst inclined
to be rather reticent, on the ground that it
would be very unpleasant for all pai ties
concerned if the matter was given too much
publicity, but when assurred that as long
as tho matter was in court it was virtually
public property she gave all possible information in her power. In the first place
she sail! that the matter was perfectly
regular in every respect as far as the asylum authorities were concerned. The lady
had been brought there hy her husband,
lhey bad taken her in ou the strength of a
certificate signed by two American physicians of good repute. She was asked how
she know that the doctors who signed the
application wero men in good standing iu
their profession and replied that the
asylum authorities had a list of all
the physicians in good standing in the
United States and that it was duly consulted. As to tho husband, from what she
could observe, he was vory much pained at
having to leave bis wife there. He had
made every ponsiblo enquiry to make certain that she would bo well treated, and
was convinced that the only reason ho
brought her to the asylum was that bo
DBUKVKI) I1KK TO HE insane
and ho thought the treatment would do her
good. From her own observations sho was
almost certain lint the lady was mentally
iriesponsible. Under the cireiiinsliinccs the
only person to whom alio would feel justified
In surrendering tho lady without uu order
from Court would be her husband, who was
her only lawful guardian. Speaking moio
particularly about bar refusal to allow lho
brother to take ber away, she said they had
nn proof whatever thai the in in win hor
brother, When he called he was considerably excited and loudly proobiimod that his
sinter was not insane, but afterwards he
admitted that she had always been a peculiar women, though lie bad not seen hor for
about fourteen years, Sister Madeline
afterwards called in the physician who was
attending Mrs Daly. He was perfectly convinced thai there was something wrong with
Mrs. Daly, at any rate ho wouldn't givo at
present permission to remove her though
her husband as a matter of course had lho
right to lake her away. She was very suspicious ot bim and ho had the greatest
trouble 111 watching her actions, but from
what he could seo she certainly was mentally irresponsible, Yesterday she had been
given a piece of now underwear which
almost immediately alter she had torn inlo
littic bits. For tlie lastfow days whenever
she was given tea or collee she had Invariably thrown away the first cup when sill
tienta she had been permitted to freely
correspond with her relatives and it ap.
pears that she had written to hor sistei
that she was being unjustly detained in the
asylum and Ibat lhe latter had communicated with her brother who is hero now.
The principal subjeot of her talk since she
has been confinod lias been the lll-treatmcnl
she  has received from her husband, who,
she   maintains, Iiub spirited away tne
her daugflters.
WABEI0E8 OJJ Wfl����L8.
Experiments  Willi Dlcrclei
Herman,   nnd  Frencli  Man-
Interesting
tu the
o-urroj.
A despatch trom London, says:���According to statements in a Paris piper, two new
converts have recently been made to the
cult of tho cycle in tho persons of no less
important miliii-.ry men than Cen Loizillon,
the present Minister of War, and Gen. de
Galliffet, who is one of themostdistinguish-
cd of living cavalry eommandors. " It appears," says the "London Daily Graphlo,
"' that the Minister of War, fearing to compromise his ollicial dignity by appearing in
the Bc-is on his now steed, ha3 enisod a
special track to be constructed for him in
the grounds oi tho Ministry of War whereupon lie takes daily exercise between 1 and
2 o'clock in the afternoon."
I)K i.MI.I.IITET's EXl'KIII.MENTS.
Cen. do Galliffet is said to have taken to
cycling from a sense of professional duty.
Now that it cyclist cjrps forms a recognized part of evory army the general thinks it
is high timo that commanding ollicers should
know from personal experience what can
and cannot be done with a cycle as well as
with a horse. Seeing that Gen, do Gallill'et
has long enjoyed the reputation of being
the prince ot beaux sabreurs and the quintessence of military dandyism, it is to he
presumed that the reproach under which the
cycle had so long labored���that of being
anything but chic���will be hoard no more
in military circles, Besides there arc only
half a dozen mere general ollicers in tho
French army who occasionally mount the
" high metalled" charger which goes on two
wheels instead of upon four legs. Who
knows? When thc next great war comes
the world may gaze in awe stricken admire
tion upou a Balaclava of bicycles."
IIICYI.'I.ISTS IN" THU GERMAN ARMY.
In the German manoeuvres around Metz
certain innovations have been tested this
year tor tho first time. The most interesting wiu tha use of 'cyclists for despatch
duty. The Berlin correspondent of the
London Standard says: "It was found
that this moans of transport for tho conveyance of despatches was very useful, especially at night time. Owing to the successful experiments made within the last few
days, it is more than probable that cycles
will be generally adopted in the Gorman
army.   The rider is armed with a revolver
The Isle of Man has no pawnshop.
Moro people die in spring than in any ot
the other seasons.
Ireland is larger than Scotland by twelve
hundred square miles.
liusiness worries are said to be the cause
of lu' per cent, uf the eases oi insanity.
The Australians have more churches in
proportion to population than any other
people.
Wine represents.') per cer.t. of the alcohol consumed in England, spirits 26 per
cent., and beer 71 per cent.
There are over six thousand persons fed
three times a day at Dolma-Bagtch Palace
while the Sukun'of Turkey is there.
Statistics show that 23,010,000 inhabitants of the United States are maintained
by agriculture, 15,020,000 by commercc.and
11,520,000 by manufactures.
To prevent boots from creaking the soles
should be soaked in linseed oil by letlmg
them stand in it on a plate; this also
makes the soles resist water.
At the present rate of increase there will
be 03,000,000 people in the British Isles iu
fifty years' time, and 190,000,000 iu ths
United States.
The majority of accidents in manufactories
occur during the last two hours of the
working day, wiien the employees are
usually tired" and careless.
The Honourable Artillery Conipauy of
lho City of Loudon, which dates from the
time of Henry VII., is the oldest Volunteer
corps in the country.
The highest suspension bridge in the
world is at Fribourg, in Switzerland,where
one is thrown over the gorge of Gotteron,
which is :H7 feet above the valley.
Mr. Gladstone is one ofthe greatest opponents to divorce in th? English-speaking
world. He believes that marriage is a contract for life,wliich only expires when life
itself expires.
A patent haa been granted in Auckland,
New Zealand, for a net to cateh whales.
The mesh is big enough for a calf to pass
through, and it is said to have been used
already with great success.
"Did your husband swear he loved you
before you married him?" "Xo, he did
no!; but you should hear him swear now
when he has to walk the lloor at uight with
the baby."
In some parts ot Mexico, the party iu
power mail'tain their positions by throwing
into jail their political opponents on the
eve of an election. When the election is
decided, the disfranchised arc released.
A miniature fort has been erected in the
play ground of the sons of the German
Emperor, It is furnished with little cannon,
and the lads aro taught to lire them, and
bombard a hostile camp Bcientilioally,
A lady physician attends the ijneeti of
and a bayonet, tho  alter bona fixed to till \t,        ' \        .
,.    '    ,.',    ,.   ,       .i3,      .   , Gurea, and receives nay at   iue rale of
machine,   whi e his despatch ba,' is hung   -.,-',    ���_���_    ,���, ��� ' , . ,
' i *lu,i,UU a year.    When the queen is s ck,
pa
loosely round the body. Each cychos
brought his own machine with him, and
will receive ios. for its use in the service of
the army. Water has been conveyed in
casks containing from sixty to a hundred
and fifty gallons which were moved on
largo peasant carts. A captive balloon fitted
with telephonic communication with those
below has also beeu used. Those in (ho
balloon gave the commander of the army
corps Information as to the str ngth of the
advancing euomy and their movements."
A GHASTLY J0O
Which Causer] Women to Fa In I und Spoiled
n Sermon.
A London cable specialsays : "The read
ing of tho church congress proceedings
conid not have suggested tho piactical joke
which it ia learned only to-day was played
upon the Archbishop of Vork ou last Sunday evening in a suburban church near
London. His lordship was In the midst of
a most moving discourse, when unearthly
groans and cries of some creature in diro
mental mid bodily distress were heard pro.
eeeding from one of tho windows. The
archbishop stopped speaking and all eyes
were turned fearfully toward the windov,
In another moment the window sash was
suddenly and noiselessly raised. A ghastly grinning human skull appeared, hovered momentarily in midair, and as
quickly vanished. Women fainted, men
howled and tho archbishop gasped ami
turned white, although, of course, being
a very learned prelate ho know il could
only bo a poor joke. Some strong nerved
and brawny young mo mbers of the congregation rushed into the graveyard outside,
but in tli] pitch di'.rknosi could discover
neither tho joker nor his property, the
skull, Meanwhile the moro hysterical
women had been removed to the vestry,
and tho archbishop, palling himself together, resumed his sermon without making
any refereneo lo the apparition, The
window, however, all evening exercised a
disturbing fascination, More eyes wcre
turned to it than to the preacher and Iho
eliect of the discourse was entirely spoiled.
If tho jokers can be found they will bc
oliargod under un ancient statue with
brawling In ohuroh, The lawyers hope
they will bn naught so that the lllterosting
question may ba argued. How ean anybody brawl in church if lie does nol enter
tho sacred building?
Tho Old Lady Was ��uiprised.
An old buly in the   village of   Killearn,
Stirllngtliiie, thought us a surprise to send
some gooseberries to a friend who lived in
Glasgow.
A lotter was duly despatched apprising
the friend of what was coming. Through
somo mistake tho address could not bo
found, and tho lettei' was returned marked:
"On Iier Majesty's Service."
On receiving her own letter back tlie old
lady oxolalmed :
"Losh preserve us a'l Things are com'
ing to an awfu' pass when a body eanna
send a pickle berries but ber Majesty maun
ken a' about It."
After the fair is over-
After the bills for hash ;
Many may bo iu olover.
But few at the host in cash !
Several years ago, John 8,   Hough, ol
lab way, X. J., played the good Samaritan
thought she waa nol being observed, and I to a poor man who was prostrated with tho
the (looter thought that she did tbis for fear I typhus fever, anl nursed him through thc
of being poisoned,   She has a line room in , disease.   The poor man went to I 'aliform-,
a private ward, and during the month that  becamo weallhy, and has just died, leaving
she has been in tlio asylum has had the  a lortune of ��800,000 to Hr, Hough,
the salary stops; aud of course the phy siciau,
at such times, feels almost as wretched as
her noble patient,
To induce people of small meaiis to empty
their financial stockings, Detroit has issued
bonds in as small denominations as ��25.
These are being taken up rapidly and thus
the hoarded dollars are returning to ihe
usual channels of trade.
Frederick Hnrlbus, of Woodbridge, Va.,
having been spurned by the woman he loved,
committed suicide. Iu obedience to his
dying request, ho has been buried where
tne woman who rejected lum cau view his
gravestone from her door-way,
The King of Siam keepsa boarding house,
but shelters only the members of his own
family, Ho has two ollicial wives, SS
secoud-cluss wives, and 7- children. His
brothers and sisters number 50, and he has
228 uncles and auuia. They all live with
him.
Christine Nilsson's bedroom, in her Madrid home, is rather eccentrically decorated;
Its walls are papered with sheets of music
from thc various operas in whicli she has
performed. Her dining-room walls are
covered with hotel bills she has paid iu
various parts of the world.
A remarkable woman dwells in Melius-
villc, l'a. Her nan e is Miss Sallie Klein-
ginuie, and although she was born without
arms, and has but three toes on each foot.
She mikes patchwork cushions, plays tho
organ, peels potatoes, sweeps and scrubs,
and does other household work.
An international Tobacco Exhibition,
displaying matters connected with tobacco
���manufacturing, cutting, cigar and cigarette making, al the Koyal Aquarium, Westminster, opened rocently.
Tho Sultan of Turkey never uses a
plate. He takes all I113 food direct from
the little kettles, never uses a table and
rarely a knife or fork, A spoon, Ins
bread, or pancake, or fingers arc far handier.
Aluminium is to be used wherever prac-
t''c,iblc in the accoutrements, arms and
equipments of the German army. By its
use llie weight carried by infantry soldiers
will be a trifle over ."lbs. where now il is
about u'SIIbs.
Monte Carlo seem* to have prospered
ibis year more thau over it has done, Tho
sharoi aro now worth fivo times thoir original value, and plans are being made for
increasing operations, Thore wen nine
suicides his: year on the premises.
A St, Louis physician wisely declares
that only healthy people should marry,
"If Iliad my way," he aids, "blondes
Bhould never marry each other, A blonde
should always marry s brunette for s partner. If this were done, we should becomo
more beautiful as a race, and stronger,
uud longer lived,
Warren Gountv, North Carolina, bus ihe
smartest hog, During i ireat fires lately
tills hog saw" the Barnes ipprooching her
bed of straw, in which was Iier young
brood. Sue rooted out a hole neai the bed,
deposited her pugs in il and then lay down
over them, Tho lire passed over iii geing
the hair of ihe old porker, but the littic
- [uealorsworosate,
Three tramps in London, one of them an
American, had gone to sleep one warm
nighl on the Thames embankment, A con-
stable Insistod on their moving on, when
the* iaughl Iiim up and threw him Into the
Thames, Tho American afterwrj-d gave
himself up,being unable to bear the ren
Hia eonfeteion wa* nnm eta ry -nice the
nonstable swam ashore. mmmmmmmfmmm ow****
tCb<> Itootcuaii Stix
SATURDAY, OCT; 28, 18!>3.
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WMBWe^Jt*-!1^**"*
FRANK BEEGAN,
THAT IIEVELSTOKE SPEECH.
r> ���������
TiiE controversy between the News-
Advertiser and the Colonist regarding
the Premier's recent speeches iu different parts nf tbo province slill occupy Ibo greater part of the editorial
columns of those papers..  Tuesday's
News-Advertiser, after stating tlmt
tbe Premier bud a different story for
euch section be visited, says *���" In
���ardor, therefore, that the Colonist muy
not bo deprived of the advantage of a
single occasion on which Mr. Davie
sough to gain his object by preaching
sectionalism we will go baok to tho
first place-whero ho addressed u meeting liming bis tours.   Thin wns at
Revelstoko, tho only plaoe in West
Kootenny where anyone evinced a
desire to hour tbe Premier's views on
any subject. At Rovelstoko Mr. Davio
emphatically and distinctly told his
audience that if the people of West
KooUuay objected to bhe expenditure
on. tho new Parliament Buildings at
Victorin the f 000,000 could bo charged
to tbe people of Victoria district. Such
a statement was so astounding that
we hesitated to believe that the Premier of tho province���reckless us Mr.
Duvio has often, shown himself to be
ilv bis statements wlien no one was
pnesent to reply to bim���could havo
made it.    Rut "the accuracy of the
report has siuce been fully confirmed
by sonic ef those who woro present on
tbat occasiou, mid uoithor Mr. Davio
nor lbe Colonist hus ventured to con-
taadiot it."
The report on which the News-
Advertiser buses its assertion wii3 the
full report of the Kevelstoke meeting
published in tho Star of August 26th,
ours being the only reporter present.
It does not seom as if the Premier
meant that tbo $600,000 was to be
charged to the Victoria district, but
merely tho interest. Although his
meaning is ambiguously expressed���
as " the sum mentioned " might refer
to either the ��600,000 or the $25,384
���it is hardly probable that anyone at
tbo meeting understood him to mean
tlio larger amount. Horo are Mr.
Davie's exact words :���
" Tbe cost is likely to bo a good
deal less than $600,000. . .There was
a careful calculation mado that a
yearly sum of $25,884 would bo snlli-
cieiit to pay interest and provide a
sinking fund tin- fifty yoars. Tbo sum
mentioned would bo considered us
purl of the amount duo for expenditure iu Victoria district. If no other
part of tbe country suffered, what
harm oan bo doue by dealing with the
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Stoves!
Stoves 11
REVELSTOKE,    B.C.
HAM MD BACON A SPECIALTY.
FLOUR, FEED, HAY AN!) GRAIN*.
UUWII~��IIIW'a?lllla1l����IIIIIIWIlil��i��llllllllll|*a1l����IIIWIIIIIIIIIltl|-III"!      I I III '    '1*   'II
.'.Astonishingly Cheap:.
AVE HAVE JUST RECEIVED A
CARLOAD OF STOVES!
, ��. .
RANGES.���Palace, Ocm, Ideal, Jubilee.
COOK-STOVES.- AIbei'ta, Jubilee, Clarence. Florence.
PARLOR STOVES.���.Franklin,  Evening Star.  Keystone,
Sul I nun.
BOX. STOVES.���Vulcan, Fulton, &c.
Stoves I!!
Tinware &ivl Hardware b? the carload.
GROCERIES, PROVISIONS,
ft V
*���"���*���;* y? ����
J    it X* &
stocked Regularly prow ote mam,.
Uvuio.
Clothin
,
RIGBY  WATERPROOFS   -o-   -o-    GENTS* FURNISHINGS
GEN'I LBMENU
LADIES' k
CUILHREN'S
BOOTS, SHOES AND RUBBER GOODS..
GROCERIES
PROVISIONS
BOOTS & SHOES
FLOUR
FEED & O/VTS
AMMUNITION
HARDWARE
CLOTHING
MINERS* TOOLS
Consij^mc-Kt. of Butter and ��ggs received every week.
C. B. Hume & Company,
Bevelstoke Station,
MILLINERY & MANTLES.
THE   LATEST   IN   FALL  SHAPES.
TRIMMED HATS,
RIBBONS, TRIMMINGS
AM) FANCY GOODS,
LADIES' AND CHILDRESS.
FUR FINISHED MANTLES
utaeanMaauB-an
matter in this way 1
Tbo Colonist returns to tho attack
in yesterday's issue by attempting to
discredit tbo aoouraoy ui tbo Stab'8
report. Tbo Colonist oan rest assured
ilmt the report is a correct sue,
A. W OF TRUTH-
Thet.k nro sow-" people iu this town
why complain ol the suialtuess, of the.
Star um of the manner iu which the
looal news is condensed, We admit
the paper is small, but it is uo smaller
thiui tbe souls of some of those kiokers,
who nre always on the lookout to get
���something for nothing. While some
tt our citizens are doing their bent to
bnihJ up the town anil ���mpport the
paper in it? efforts to make its. sdraaii-
iages kscsm, these kseksis su**: i
j i .:.:. to the commumiy '������
CI Lies* v 10 infest tbe town
novel* contribute a cent to an;
unless it oSers the chance of an im ���
m, Sate profit ko themselves. When ^^LF^^^^f^^M
f those kickers is reproached by f Jjj* W ��� i". -j jj? j. | . WL |g
.    . public ipirited cilizeu f': '-<���'   \ ���&*��&*<  ���' A. AL^XAt '*��
'    "���' '���}'" i'ai;,'r' ;il! tl-' *C5v 'i%..i'A:-}L>ti'A
town,  ..��� uas his excuse re Q|Jg/g -fyy,- ^^shmAM
���.,-,,- i.e can hide hie meaimes    v          .
Bgagainst tbe paper, theedito. '������    iTATOKE   MB I iBLB.
..    ..i-utbe poor"ilevii."   If these- AtlanticEiprw��iarrives iA'it.niij.
biers 'want to see a larger and ���,;-.,.                  ��     21.:so   "
bet'-ei paper,why do they aol   --��� , ^             ,.-                  |   -,,/,
��� , i -ea :,- one ;i ohance to- lun
V LARDEAU V
Is situated at the heart of the North-East Arm of Upper
Arrow Lake. It is the easiest point from which to enter the
remarkably rich mines of the Lardeau and Fish Creole Dis-
trlcts. It Mill have the advanlajie of hoth, rati and steam,
boat lines. The t'.P.K. will begin the buittffiigr ofa tine frt-ttt
Revelstoke to theN.E. Arm of Arrow Lake as soou ns tiie
weather will permit. LARDEAU is at the head of navigation on this Arm, imrt will be the LnuiuiM- of steamers ami
that of the Lardean & Kootenay Railway. Tiiere is no.
question thai Hi" Rich Mining Districts which are tribntarj
to LARDEAU will attract thousands ol Prospectors and
Capitalists during: the present season, and that a large lo-U'n
will grow up at that point. The history of Kaslo \vi'ii; Lve
repeated at LAItDEAU this yuur, and iuvestorn in Kootenny
property sin.aid study the situation. Kasle, in many instances, has already repaid from 500 to 1,000 per cent, to
investors.  ���������.^	
The wisdom of an investment in LARDEAU is
without cjiu-stion.
For ftirtaf-.- particulars, prices aud terms, apply to any of tho undersigned.
ROBERT HIVIXG, Trust's, Broad Street, Victoria.
HENRY CROFT, Colonist Building, Government Street, Victoria.
DOUGLAS St CO., 139 Cordova Street, Vancouvor.
GREEN, RICHARDSON X CO., 57 Jameson Building, Spokane.
R. ll.  LEE, P.L.S., KAMLOOPS.
i, \\ [D !'. DOl GLAS, Resldeut .Vji'ent, Lardean.
aianHdiawac ���-���* ��vt-*taii&aKwtT.uf���rv
II. N. COURSIER,
REVELSTOKE.
GENERAL MERCHANTS,
New Denver
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RS' SUPPLIES,
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ti a ���   There ib no lahonn          a .   ���         v���,   v          .   -:.,...,. ��ussi*iCo, n nwuowiT, w-u-Yomc,
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,and he would have thi
I     . ole thing long ago, and
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or t��� I. T. WFt
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low   Pi ighl   Rates.   Quid '< , I ���������������'���' 1 I'l P    ' ���
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I'LOUR, OATS, SHORTS AM) ALL Kt.NDS OF FRED..
i>OORS, W1NROWS, BLINDS, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES,,
WALL PAPER, Etc.
Giaat Powder keut in stock at Kew Denver and
Nakusp.
BEHTBAL HOTEL,
CRAB - '���( ON BI        I    :
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REPAIRS TO ',VA0ON8, Bto.
HUOEiNG   1   ilflWtMiXH
K.ooteiii.iV iavtaiie
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Lg't I), F ',',  li../. . Et-
OLD CLOTHES
Cleaned, Repaired, Altered
aud put in good fclupe
V
iAfVi NEEDHAM'S,
furniture & Undertaking.
R, HOWSON^
ifns a Lirge Stock oi' HouHt-hold I'urmvurei, CofKus, Casketo.,,
 u.- &ei
KEV��LBT:0X    .    B.,0, A Leadins: Financial Paper on Canadian
Banking.
Winn n Tli Inks or the Canadian System
ami now ii Compare* it With Thai of
Me 11111 i'ii Stales.
The Xew Vork Kvening I'M on Saturday
had the following editorial which ia of interest to Canadians at the present time:
The comparative freedom of the Canadian
banka from the troubles now afflicting the
American banks and the American people,
have been discussed of late. In an interview
in our columns, Mr. Walter Watson attributed the Canadian exemption to its ays-
tern of branch banks. Ile pointed out that
Canada, with its few leading hanks, but
with the branches ot those banks extending
throughout the country, was in a better position than our own bankers to have exact
information about tho true state of affairs,
and could, therefore, arrange banking matters much better, anticipating and perhaps
preventing ao great a collapse of credit as
we are now witnessing. That the system of
branch banka haa great merits cannot he
denied. Besides thc advantage of more precise and extended information, the system
lends itself also to a smaller proportion of
reserves. The joint stock bunks of England
with their branches running up into the
hundreds, arc content with a proportion cf
reserve to liabilities of but I'i to 15 percent
Last Saturday's bank statement for the
New Vork Clearing-house, though unusually poor, showed a reserve of about III per
cent. The percentage of reserve, lixed by
statue at 2."> per cent, for city and 15 per
cent, for country banks,
IS ITI'l'I.V ARBITRARY
It is a high proportion judged from a foreign standpoint. It is possible for a bank
doing a regular business among conservative
men to be safe in ordinary times with but
half this legal requirement. The actual percentage needed muat vary with the kind of
business done. Now the low average of London banks is due in part to confidence in
Knglish finance and in part doubtless to the
banks, so that we may have the old-lime
prosperity, and yet with safety. It is certainly the duty of Americans to go on utilizing the great advantages which our country
oilers to thc enterprising : but if we are to
succeed in this, we must take special pains
to support the credits by which alone great
advances in wealth and prosperity are easi-
y possible. We can thus secure our future,
while having Canadian conservatism and
security to.
DANGEEO-JS DERELICTS.
Fifty Vessels Kunming Around llie Allan
tic Without Crews,
There are, according to the most recent
official reports, fifty derelict vessels float.
ing in the Atlantic Ocean that are regarded
as dangerous Io navigation. The larger
number of these abandoned hulks are in
the sailing route to the equator, and the
record of tlieir movements shows that they
cross and recrOBS the track. Some of them
have made long journeys since they were
deserted hy tlieir crews, who took refuge
in some passing vessel when their own
craft threatened to sink or had become
hopelessly unmanageable or waterlogged
and uninhabitable. Some of these travel so
near the regular ocean lines that an almost
unbroken record of their wanderings is reported and sketched on the Atlantic pilot
charta. One of the latest of these well-
known ocean wanderers heard from ia the
bark Ocean, whioh originally appeared jnst
north of the southern track ot the western
bound steamers in September. It has since
been reported at periodical intervals and
has gradually drifted south, almost lo the I
sailing route from the equator,
report previous to its recent hailing was iu
March, since which time it haa taken aj
northwesterly course towards the Bermudas, and was seen in about longitude
150 and latitude,'10on May .SO. The schooner
Fannie K. Walston, which was abandoned
on October lj, 1891, oil'the Carolina coast,
was also reported a lew days ago. She
drifted half way across the ocean by the
following June, and then retraced a part
It ha3 been estimated that Great Britain
haa about 100,000 absolutely " homeless
wanderers."
In the twenty years preceding ]SSfj there
were 328,716 divorces in America to 258,332
tor all Europe.
The Basilica was originally a covered portico in which law cases were heard and other
business was transacted,
An Knglish firm is using the silk of the
wild silkworm, from which is woven a soft,
substantial fabric of a light tussore or pongee shade.
It is asserted that the best, strongest and
most fibrous material iu the shape of wood,
now used as a pulp for paper, ia made from
spruce logs.
The head dresses of 1770 were so large
that ladies going to balls were forced, to
save their headgear, to kneel on the floors
of their caniages.
Steel pens were first made in 1S0.1. The
annual sales at present in the United States
art estimated at 30,000,000 pens, while the
world annually consumes 200,000,000.
Window glass was first used in modern
times in 1.J77. Now the consumption ol
plate glass alone exceeds 11,010,01111 square
feet in England and 0,000,000 in the United
Statea,
I'uring a severe storm in Schley County,
Georgia, the other day, the house of A. L,
Beokwith was struck hy lightning in live
different places and at live different times,
Coal oil was first used as an illiiminantin
1826, The United States' expott of oil'in
ISSDe.xceedod in value $45,000,000.   In tiie
The last 8ame yeu **��������� wor*-* Proiluoeil 34,820,306
barrels.
Wheat wa3 first exported from the United Slates about 17.J0. The world's product
in 1888 was estimated at 2,271,000,000
bushels. The crop of the United States
last year was 519,490,000 bushels.
system of branches which seems to require j ��( ner courfe ty a.f ries ,of c,irole-'' aiuI
less money in each case, the home banka | after a southerly drift was laat heard of in
keeping the reaerve for the hundreds of
branches. With us to-day our lack of currency ia in part owing to the wiah of each
small bank throughout the country, acting
independently, to have on hand a larger
amount of cash than usual. So long, however, as there exists a popular, though unjust, prejudice againstbanka, it is useless to
discuss the question of
ESTABLISHIXO   I'.RANCIIKS    IX   TIIE   UNITED
STATES.
But when the branch plan is given its
due praiae, there will remain large differences in national conditions whicli cannot be
ascribed to that cauae alone, Branchea in
Australia, for example, did not prevent disaster there. The want of branoh banka did
not cause our present disaster. The New
Vork Clearing-house Association has been
from the day that it began to issue loan
certificates, virtually one gigantic institution, larger than any bank with branjh-
es in the whole world, except perhaps the
Bank of England and the Bank of France,
both of which have branchea. But the example and weight of the Clearing-house Association had no effect whatever to prevent
the hoarding of money when the public began to apprehend a change in the standard
of value trom gold to silver. The reason is
obvious.   Xo bank or union of banks cau
May down in the northeast tradea. Near
the Walston when seen last was also 'he
schooner May Gibbon, which has been irift-
ing since August 22, 1802, when she was
abandoned in a Newfoundland fog. Some
of the abandoned vessels have valuable cargoes of lumber, and could they he towed to
port would prove rich booty, One of the
most notable of the derelicts, whose jour-
neyings were well recorded, was the Maine
schooner W. L. WhLe, which, after being
abandoned off Delaware Bay in March, 1S88,
after ten months and ten days, arrived ott
the northwest coast of Scotland and went
ashore at Stornoway, having traversed 5,���
000 miles of ocean and been reported
forty-five times by passing ships.���[New
Vork Evening Post.
HERE'S SOME GOOD AMIDE
illiirli ihe United Stales Should Consider.
Mr. Weir, president of the Ville .Marie
Bank, of Montreal, and one of the oldest
Canadian bankers, addresses an open letter
through the press to the President and
Congress of the United States on the financial situation. Mr. Weir expresses the
opinion that the National Bank Act of the
United States is the principal cause of the
present financial trouble. He suggists as a
do more than pay their obligations iu the j measure ef immediate relief that Congress
legal-tender money of tbe country. If causes ��� pass an amendment to its bank acts provid-
are at work to change the legal tender, why, j ing that all chartered banks in the United
they are in the stream and must swim with | States whose capital and surplus amount
it. Frightened depositors, however, will together to 81,000,000 and upwards, shall
try to escape. Everybody who can will lay j be declared to be banks of issue and be
something aside, iu order to be provided tor j authorized to issue circulating notes of the
the worst that can happen, and, as we all j denomination of live, ten, twenty, fifty.and
know the withdrawal of "ne dollar actual! one hundred dollars, to the extent of half
cash removes the foundation of ten to j their capital and surplus, such issues to be
twenty dollars of credit. The primary difference between us and Canada is, that the
latter is not exposed to a change of stand-
The mountains of Guatemala (meaning
full of trees) are covered with magnificent
forests, and the country takes its name from
them. One of its principal products is gut-
ta perclia; dye woods and other tropical
trees abound.
The antiquity of the fan in the east, particularly in Asia, extends far back beyond
the possibility of ascertaining its date. In
China and India the original model of the
fan was the wing of a bird, and at ono time
was part of the emblems of imperial authority.
A nearly adult specimen of the Malayan
or Asiatic tapir ia a new addition to the
zoological gardens at Regent's Park.London,
It is only at very long intervals that speoi
mens of thia interesting animal have been
obtained, the firat being in 1840, theaecond
in 18,50, one in 1882 and the preaent example.
Breech-loading rifles were invented in
1811, but did not come into general use for
many years.   It ia estimated that over 12,
o.r.tao wit, pmetin, wnicn is more difficult,
counts two,
The decisive step in the knowledge of
distillation was taken iii Egypt. There
were invented the first real distilling apara-
liis during the first centuries ofthe Christian era. They are described precisely
in the works of Zosimus, an author of the
third century, from the technical treatises
of two women chemists named Cleopatra
and Mary. In the margin of a Greek text
of St. .Mark are the drawings of the apparatus, and they agree exactly with the author's
descriptions.
Women have abandoned spoon-collecting
in a measure. No wonder ! Some of them
have a liundred or two of every size, shape
or design. The latest thing���a real summer
diversion���is collecting silver hat pins. Vou
will notiee the elaborateness of some ot
these sharp implements if you take any note
of millinery elsewhere than in shop windows. Moat of these pins would serve for
daggera in caao of need, being sharp enough
and strong enough to dispatch a man.
In Spain, France, Ireland and some parts
of England a tinker ia held in such abhorrence by the common people ai to niaki'
it almoat impossible for him to get a meal
or find lodgings Ior the night. The reason
alleged is that when the blacksmith was
oidered to make nails for Christ's crucifixion
he refused, but the tinker made them and
Christ condemned him and all of his race to
be wanderers and never have a roof of their
own to cover their heads until the world's
end,
���Suicide statistics, as recently published
by an English doctor, show that taking the
entire population of the world there is an
attempt mude every three minutes on an
average by some one to take his own life.
It seems lhat Saxony ii the quarter of the
globe where suicide is the most popular,
the ratio there being 400 suicides in 1,000,-
000 deaths. Portugal, on the other hand
occupies the first place for infrequency of
self-destruction, the proportion there being
only sixteen to 1,000,000.
At race tracks persons desiring to bet on
the result frequently manage to touch the
hump of a hunchback, believing that thia
will bring good luck. According to the
beliefs of ancient Arabians and Germans,
hunchbacks were the pets of fairies. The
latter frequently removed or increased the
humps, aud hunchbacks who had thus been
treated by the fairies were supposed to possess some mystic power. They were supposed to bring good luck, and this might
he imparted to persons who came into contact with the humps the fairies had given
them.
Scenes of Distress uml LawlcuneM,
A correspondent of the Montreal Wiine��s
says:���I can give you a few tacts which will
enable people in the East to realize the condition of Denver and it is only a sample of
all cities In the mining states at the present
time. This city is the principal supply
poiut for all towns and mining camps in the
atate. There is also a large quantity of
general merchandise, mining machinery,
etc., supplied from Denver to New Mexico,
Arizona, Utah and Wyoming. Denver has
been favored with an exceptionally prosperous time for several years previous to the
present one, and on account of this the depression in values is felt most keenly. The
cause of lhe crisis in I 'olorado is attributed
to the drop in price of silver. The action
of the Uritish Government in closing the
Indian mints to the free coinage oi silver,
had an immediate and disastrous effect upon
one of our most important industries. Silver
dropped to 70 cents and closed a large majority of onr mines; the demand for supplies immediately ceased, and orders placed
were countermanded, Six national and four
savings banks closed their doors, demand)
for payments were made upon merchants,
which they could not meet, and they were
compelled to make assignments or be closed
on attachments. Every business in '.his city
Immediately curtailed expenses;
MAM KMPLOYSES WERE DISCHAROED,
wages were out down ; mechanics' hours
were shortened, and a most deplorable condition o; affairs was created. The sidewalks of onr principle streets are crowded
with idle men, not tramps, but good, hardworking miners, mechanics, clerks, etc. 1 he
charitable institutions are feeding hundreds
of destitute people every day. How long
tbey can continue to do this I cannot say
Freight and other trains are crowded with
men trying to beat their passage out of Colorado, with the hope of finding the Eastern
country in better shape than the West.
Every city and town in the state is suffering equally with Denver; over 1,500 miners
have gone out to Leadville alone during the
past week, and there are hundreds of others
thrown out of employment in the different
silver mining camps throughout the State.
In the early part of this week, the State
Boiler Inspector went into the mountains
to inspect boilers; out of 107 locations of
boilers that he visited iu California Gulch
which is Leadville, only three were in uae.
The banks that are closed have tied upa
great deal of money, this has added largely
to the seriousness of the situation, it ia confidently expected that most of the suspend-
ed banks will resume payment, but when
and upon what terms is a question just
now.
A SIORDERER r.YKCHED,
All occurrence that happened here last
night in the shape of what is called in  this
state with a sadly reckless kind of I umir a
necktie party will reveal the temp,r of the
people in tUs trouble.   On Tuesday evening
000,000 are now  in actual service  in the' w'1'c'1 l'le tarlll'nS business is carried un in about six o'clock, a man named Lightfoot,
European "armies   while 3 000 000 are re-1 mln>' s-ate9,   Tlie following extract is a  about GO years of age, a war veteran and
served in  the  arsenals  for  emergencies. I characteristic one : an old  resident of Denver, went into an
Statisticians say that there are 100 000 000 '       Hore'f,lther',s the 8P��* vvllore 1 beSan  Iul"*" Sid"��" aml ,,irank a ?,EM 0I be*r :
guns of all kinds in the world. *e" yeara "8�� "'lleu 1 'ef' home.    Vou re-  some dispute arose between tie pnpnetor
I member you thought me a little foolish to and the man Lightfoot about the pay for
Experiments with a bicycle fitted out j buy a peach orchard in Deleware. Vou the beer. The Italian jumped on to Light-
With a small chemical tank and fire axe are ������ saidthatit was an uncertain crop, that there foot, pounded him into insensibility with a
being made by a South Boston fire company,! were too many peaches when we had a good glass, dragged him to the back part of the
The.bicycle has cushion tires and, with its i year and none at all in a poor year. Then, saloon, and shot him. Last evening about
whole outfit, weighs about sixty pounds. j too, you objected to peach trees as being ; 8.30 an immense mob of men moved toward
The tank holds about two gallons of ebemi-1 short-lived trees liable to many diseases, j the county jail oheering and howling "Hang
cal. which amounts as an extinguisher to! Vou wcre partly right, but things change the Dago." When they reached the jail
about twelve pails of water. j in ten years.   Well, to make a long story   there was probably not less than 8,000 peo-
short, I had a pretty hard row to hoe at j pie in the mob.   The leaders made a de-
The End of the Furrow.
The story of American farm life with the
abovo title written for The Ohaulauqimn
by ToeodoreL. Flood and Charles Barnard,
is completed in the September issue. Incidentally many questions which vex the
American farmer are discussed and much
light thrown upon the real difficulties under
ness is carried on in
hu rope
a tirst lien upon the assets of the bank in
case of its suspension, the issue to be free
from  any federal or state  tax, but to be
liable to an assessment of not more than 1
per cent, per annum should such be required to redeem the notes of a suspended bank. I travel, the number of foot passengers having
Banks of issue to be obliged to keep one-  increased nearly one-quarter.    The new
half their cash reserves in "treasury notes of | electric railway  is likely to cut down the
the United States, tha' is to sav, the treas- j hackmen's receipts even more this season.
.11   ���1 *!.. 1  , - I
.. a 2:20 gait his
Ieet move a little faster than a mile in 1:10.
ury note reserves shall always be equal to |    when a horse is trotting
ard, and, Hence,
IIER FABRIC OF CREDIT IS NOT [MP
Moreover, the bank note system of Cana-
da is bottomed upon the true principle that j
the bank'a bills roceivable shall provide for j
and redeem the  circulating notes.   Banknotes are issued  by the discount of com- | uie tiohrnRTsiive^rMorves o7su'cli bauks of
mercial paper.   A  B offers his promissory issuei   This latter obligation, which exists
note at 00 or 90 days for discount. It ta for J in Canada in a modified form, would add
thebink officers  to know that this.note largely to the gold reserves of the United
represents goods produced and actually m states, treasury, without in any  way im-
the market, either sold or ready to be sold, j pairing the 8trangt*j 0f t-,c banks of issue,
Any other kind of  promissory  note is ao-  A third provi9ion   t0  authorize banks of
conimodat.oii or speculation   J he discount- j *Mue to Mtabliah branohea ������ varii)us     ts   > '��> *s l0 ���^  ""��� step
ing of the latter is not entitled to be called of the C0Mt   -f t,     lleemei, ��� a,ivisaWe 30 I lw*c(* as      ���
banking.    \\ hen the  bank discounts  the  to i0f -imitin��� the mlmbor of brnllche3 to i    W e owe tho hat to Asia,
promissory note, it may and generally will  one for each hundred thousand dollars of
pay out its own notes to a   corresponding   Ciipitai an,* 9ll,.p*,l3,   Mr.  Weir says that
sum.   So long as  the  bills receivable are | sucb a measura would remove tli
good the hank-notes must be good, because , airini^ency within 24 hours,
the one offsets the other.   This is the Cana-1	
dian system.   We need mt now consider j " """ '
the safeguards employed.   They have been White Elephauts-
found sufficient thus far, although they do     The    ^ ,.,,,.,,, 8kjnned e,   . . ,
not require a deposit.of Lovemineut bonds, tight-coloured eyes, presenting the ofc
It is obvious that as long us the safeguards ; ,��.,.,-,���. ���,- ,i,��� ���,������;...: ������ ui_v.it. ,	
are sufficient thero cannot be a "currency
famine" like lhal which we are now suffer
ing from.   Another reason why , ���.,      ���,,, .^ ^    bw_ ,   .,.,
Canada is VMiDrmnra Wa. taken In 1881.   He wl covered with
liko tho United States lies in the fart that mud, and the hunters did not know of tlieir
Canada has not been so progressive as have (rood fortune until some of it had been rub-
we.   The laok of advancement in numbers bed off,   Tbey weie ennobled, reoeived
Morse's telegraph was made practical in \     ��� ,,-.,-., ..... ,
1837. The western Union now has 739,105 lrsl; ,l dePe!!ded ��t'��17��. tlle sale of mand for admittanw, the jailor refused, and
miles of wire and sends 02,000,000 messages,flvsl!frim an,d nv0 Ii!'1 *,'" *n succession | in a few minutes afterward the a aok upon
a year. The world's business is transacted ""J1? 'TT* J1*"" ,Um' * Sot ������������������ �������1tho,,,oors, commenced. I he a,*ack was
partly by means of 246,000,000 messages lhRMald the foundation of my fortune." made simultaneously on three separate en-
sent every year. In 1883 there were "in ! " HoW was lhat' I "'mCeS' the m�� ' u,s,n-'r'imvi,-v lroa ,!or hiL'
41,150 telegraph offices The! "Why, my wifewasagraduate of a hos* tenng rams; sledge hammers and picks
1               '                   ,-,.,��� | were also at work.    The gutrdsin charge
! of the jail turned on a stream of water from
��� ;,.,,i ... ,,,,���. r,. |M, .; ,,t ,,.,, ;.,.Mi;, ������   ,ii   their hose through the wioke'8of the inner
Last year 233,495  persons  visited  Ihoi , V1,5 V     ��?     . , ,7
Victoria Niagara Falls Park (on the Cana-  them '"" sho \WA me u'k}}^ Prese"'0
dian side), which w s nearly 40,000 lesa than  ?��"'C a'!'    Se!,(1 "?"?, to ���ltimor,e ',n ,thc'
n 1891,   The falling oil was in the carriage h��fpiwl.7   h l? tned 'V���' n ���'kc'1 "A
1    rate.   Shesold every bottle  ot preserved
peaches she made and I declare if it didn't j
world in 1SSS had 767,800 miles of tele<��raph I P'ta''" Baltimore and the Iirst season after
wc were marrie.l was
a good year and we
we couldn't sell
doors, and kep: playing constantly on the
workers. The only effect this appeired to
have was to ��xasperate the men and make
them work with still greater energy. It
took about two hours of battering '.o effect
Aa bis body is moving at 2:20 and as each
of his feet when in contact with the ground | it unless it was just, right and prime A No,
is stationary and then is picked up and 1 peaches; and that set me to thinking,
moved forward to take the next step, the 'What's the use of raising seconds?' I de-
foot must move as much faster than the J clare I'd been doing it right along���same 's
which ia over | all the neighbors did.   Their notion was to
just tide  us over the winter.   Well, the j an entrain      ie doors finally gi,
next year 1 rigged up a kitchen back of the   al"'  "'
bam and we'both  went into   preserving
peaches in glass bottles.   We were at Iirst
bothered to get goodenough peaches. There
was fruit in plenty, but she wouldn't touch
for it was in
nnd in woalth has long been known and bewailed by Canadian statesmen. This is due
to a circumscribed territory, It has a physical cause and cannot be helped. In a
country which advances In prosperity but
slowly, banking cannot well be otherwise
than alow and cautious. While Canada lies
been standing still, comparatively speaking,
the United States has advanced by leaps
and bounds. Faith in American enterprises
has in general been well deserved and well
kept. If we had been restricted to a humdrum career, we should, like Canada, have
been beyond a credit panic. As it is, it is
not the industries and railroads of the United States which are unsound, generally
speaking. Suspicion has indeed reached
tlieni, but only because of lhe distrust of
all values lirsi engendered by the fear of our
ourrenoy,   Groat Britain Itself would be in
a panic il a law well' enacted there throw.
ing doubt upon the standard of value. London with Its onormous structure of credit
would feol lhe effects nf siii-h a law at once
and disastrously,
Of ooill'BO we have oursolves to thank fur
the iinfuriainalii position in which business
is placed, Vet, as cninpared with Canada,
our distress is great in proportion to our
previous prosperity,   Our aim should be to
that country that the art of felting wool
was first known, and from the must remote
periods lhe art was carried on by the orientals. In India, China, Burtnah and Siam
hats are made of straw,of rattan.of bamboo,
of pith, of the leaf of the Tallpon palm and
of a large variety of grasses. The Japanese made their hats of paper.
The Kngliah custom of  turning ovor a
residence to a bridal   pair  for  tlie honey-
.   moon is often imitated this sido tlie Atliiii-
During 517 years and the reign of SO j tic, and is considered  a very  proper and
elegant thing to do, liut tho lending of
houses irrespective of llio bridal element is
also popular. Not infrequently persons
going abroad for the summer offer their entire establishment lo a friend for tho absence.
ihe present
aarac-
j tcrislics of the albino, so highly honoured in
; Siam as " white elephants,'' are extremely
i rare,
presents of land and money, and they and
their descendant.*, for three generations,
were exempted from Royal corvees, There
are actually nine white elephants in the
palace of Bangkok. Two of them are remarkable for their giant tusks, which touch
the ground. The capture of a white elephant is regarded as a happy augury, A Royal road ia hewn through the forest for his
passage to the river.down which he proceeds
to the capital on a raft decked with llowers
and precious stuffs. He ia met by the King
and his great ollicers of stale, and led in
solemn procession to a temporary stable,
where he remains for two months to effect
his purification aud get rid of evil spirits ;
the priests meanwhile bless him, confer upon
him his title, and make lum swallow his
name written on a sugar-cane loaf. Then
he is installed in his permanent home, where
he is adorned wuh jewels, approached with
prostrations, and ministered to with reverence, eating from platters of gold, and
drinking from vases ol silver. The costliness of hia reception anil maintenance has
given rise to the well known proverb touching a gift which proves expensive to the re-
oipient, a proverb, by the way, eminently
applicable to French conquests in Indochina.
An English court has decided that a cook
���male or female���is not bound to give an
employer notice before leaving, nor on tlie
oilier hand is the employer required to
notify the cook before discharging her. The
reason given is that if the cook was forced
lo remain against her will sho might revenge herself on the members of the family,
or, in case ofa club, upoa her employers'
patrons.
There is sometimes much profit in litlle
things. The rubber pencil tip is said to
have brought its inventor .3100,000. The
pasteboard trays for shipping eggs have
earned the inventor u fortune, A common
needle-threader brings an income oi $10,
O00 a year to Its inventor, while the " return ball" with a rubber string, it is credibly asserted, was worth $80,000 a year for
a whiie to the man who struck the notion
The Spanish game of i|iioits���rayoula���is
played with unplerood disks of Iron about
three inches in diiimelcr-tejo. The hub consists of two curved pieces of wrought iron
of an oval shape, terminating in a point,
which is stuck in the ground. The larger
of these pieces, the pala, is placed in front
of tlie other, the paletin.   To alriko the
get a big lol nf peaches and toship them off'
as fast aa possible for what they would
fetch. My wife's notion waa to get only
the vory tip top best and to preserve it
and to hold it till she could get a good
price in winter. And that's why I've got
the best orchard in this stale."
The Late Admiral Tryon-
The Press Association learns that much
distress has been caused to friends of the
late Admiral Tryon by the suggestion expressed or implied that he possibly committed suicide. A correspondent Intimately
oonneoted with the late Sir (Ieorge Tryon
writes s���The Times of Friday refers to
"the melancholy oonflrmatlon of the fact
lhal the Admiral made no attempt to
save his own life," Another paper states
that Ihe last seen ofthe Admiral wassland-
ing alone on the bridge.    Another says the
coxswain offered him a lifebuoy, which he
refused, wiih Iiis hand over his eyes, and
said, "Save yourself." Not one of these
statements Is correct. The statement of
Staff-Commander Hawkins Smith and Lord
Gilford before the court-martial is Ihis���
The last words of Vice-Admiral Sir (ieorge
Tryon were���"Now, youngster, save yourself, To a hoat." The next minute the
Viotoria gave a lurch. Staff-Commander
Hawkins Smith and Vice-Admiral Sir
George Tyron wero precipitated into the
sea. They both disappeared together under
lho water. The admiral was novor seen
again. The admiral and the staff-command-
er wero together and alone on the lop of
the fore chailhoiise as she capsized. It is
untrue I hat the coxswain offered him a lifebuoy,   The coxswain was at that time bar-
ring-in the ports of llioadmlral's after-cabin,
feeling the ship going, he jumped overboard
from the stern walk, taking with him a
lifebuoy.
and in a few minutes a thousand men
were howling on the inside. The same
tactics were adopted in breaking down
the doors of the ceil containing the murderer. Hc was drugged out taken over
to a public street, Santa fe avenue, and
there hanged on a tree and also riddled
with bullets from revolvers. The body hung
there for about 15 minutes while the crowd-
passed in review underneath it, The lynchers then let the body down, and withashout
started on a run dragging the Italian's
corpse over the ground and accompanied by
the crowd, until tbey reached 17th and
Curtis streets where they again hoisted the
body up on to a telegraph pole At this
point the police were allowed to
lake possession of the body and lhe party
broke up. The city was in > disturbed
condition all night, and the excitement was
intense. It is an easy matter at lhe present
time to congregate a mob, there are so many
idle nn n walking about the streets who are
ready to follow a crowd at any moment, all
that Is necessary is a leader and you oan
mass an army of men In 15 minutes, Tne
citizens interested in the welfare of Denver
deplore and oondemn thc proceeding, Of
course it is a serious matter tor a city of
130,000 Inhabitants to have lawlessness so
rampant and bo apparently powerless to
prevent it. The whole performance, however, is attributable to the unsettled condition of affairs in existence.
I will be among the unemployed after lhc
first of the month, my employer's business
has flattened clear out, and there is nothing
for me to do only draw salary, so the boss
concluded to stop that. I tried to convince
him that it was entirely wrong, but hc
would not be convinced. The Denver Hardware Co. made an assignment this morning.
The wives of Siamese noblemen cut
their hair so that it sticks straight up from
tlieir heads. The average length of it is
I'boul an inch and a hall.
Apparent Intelli��enc9 in Plants-
Nowhere is the evidence of design in nature moie'enipha-.ically get forth than among
certain furms of plan', life, which in their
various functions seems to approach so near
the animal kingdom that the observer feels
that there is some Strange plant animal���
something that might possibly form a connecting link between the animals and the
plants. In a close study of these plants we
see many evidences of seeming intelligence
that are not found in some animals, and so
remarkable are the actions of certain plants
that the Impression is forced upon us that
we arc confronted with intelligence or something strangely akin to it. TROUT
���"     LsMfxtl    ���"
CITY
WEST KOOTENAY, B.C.
The above town site is now on the market, and lots are being
rapidly bought up by local parties. It is situated at the north end of
Trout Lake, in the famous
LARDEAU COUNTRY
which is going to be one of the RICHEST MINING REGIONS in
America. NUMEROUS RICH CLAIMS have been found close to this
town site, which will make it the DISTRIBUTING POINT for an
IMMENSE TRACT OF COUNTRY. It is the only level land at the
north end of the lake, The owners intend to expend money on streets
and other improvements in the Spring. The trail from Lardeau City,
on Arrow Lake, to Kootenay Lake, runs through the town site. For
the NEXT THIRTY DAYS corners will be sold at $150 and insides
$100.
For further particulars apply to
0 E. PERRY & CO.
j
at the Head Office, Nelson, B.C., or to
Local A^ent,
REVELSTOKE, B.C.

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