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VOL.   T.
EEVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENA.Y, B.C. MARCH 24. 1894.
Nf. 41.
A. MoNEIL,
JlARBER SHOP k BATHROOMS,
Spring Sjook arrivfng nt Wilson's.
Cull ut ouoe and leave yonr order.
A good Tweed Suit for $20 und a
good fit* oT purits for SJ6.
A report readies us from North
Bend tbat one McDougall, niglit
watohman, C. P. R., shot and lulled
u section foreman Thursday uight.
They had some words, it appears,
over n woman who was in the company of the Beqtionman. The victim,
whose nameww Messenger, lived but
a short time afier the shooting.
. About5 o'olook last Saturday morning, when returning from the St,
Putrick's Day bull, J. I. Woodrow
toticed two men at the buck door of
the house occupied by Messrs. John
Son and Samson. Thinking it was
the owners Mr. Woodrow approached to speak tu them and found it to
toe two strangers, one of whom he
recognised as u man named Stovo
Murphy. The other man had a roll
ol blankets under his arm, whicli he
threw,iuto tho house and ran away,
Murphy begged Wood-ow uot to
"give him away." \t /���lrow then
"went iuto the bouse uu,'. struck a
match tn see if nny oue was hiding
inside, hut found no one there, ami
Boon after gave notice of the afl'uir to
Citable Kirkup. Murphy was
brought before Justices Fraser and
Coursier the same day and let go on
his own recognizances to appear on
Monday. He skipped out, however,
and has not beeu seen since. When
Johnson and Suuisou returned from
tho Green Slido on Tuesday they
found two overcoats missing. It is
not known whether Murphy org'.hia
partner took them, as the house hud
lien emptv Inr two weeks,
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CARD OF THANKS.
Rev. C, A. Procunier desires to
thank tho ludies und gentlemen who
bo kindly gave their services in rendering the musical and literary programme on Thursday uight.
NOTICE.
, As Dr. McLean is leaving town on
April Tat for a trip to tho East he
desires that those indebted to him will
cull at his office before that date and
arrange a settlement of accounts,
Revelstoke, March 7th, 1894.
FOR SALE.
House to sell nt Revelstoke Station,
Or would mortgage. Investment
.yields 48 per cent, per iiuuiim.
House in good repair and lot to good
tenant. Will pay for itself in 2years.
tV lint of immediate cash reason for
selling. Only cash down offers en-
tertaiued.���Apply Stur Ollice.
Notice to Taxpayers.
ASSESSMENT ACT AND PROVINCIAL REVENUE TAX.
NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with the Statutes, that Provincial
Revenue Tax aud all TaxeB levied
nnder the Assessment Act are now
due for the year 18'J-t. All of the
above named Taxes collootible withiu
tho Revelstoko Division of the District
of West Kooteuuy are payable at my
eflioe.
Assessed Taxes aro collectible at the
following rates, viz.:���
If paid on or before June 30th, 1894;
Provincial Revenue, $3 per capita.
One-half of one per ceut. on Real
Property,
Two per cent, on Wild Laud.
One-third of one per ceut. on Personal Proporty.
Ono-half of one per ceut, on In-
5omo.
If puid after June 30th, 18941
Two-thirds of one per cent, ou Real
Property.
Two and one-half per cent, on Wild
Land.
One-half of oue per cent, on Personal Property.
Three-fourths of one per cent, ou
Income.
,1. KIRKUP,
Assessor and Collector.
January 2nd, 1894.
PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S
OFFICE.
15th March, 1894,
The following definition of the Mining
Divisions established in thu We6t Kootenay District is substituted for the de-
seriptiou of the said divisions published
iu the British Oolumbia Gazette of the
14th of December, 1898:���
WEST KOOTENAY DISTRICT.
Mining Divisions,
1. Revblbtoke Muting Division*.--
Commencing at the intersection of tho
Cist parallel with the west boundary of
the district; thence northerly, following
the said boundary of suid district to
Cunoe River ; theuce southerly along
tlie east boundary of suid district to the
watershed between Curne's Creek and
Illecillewaet River; thence following
the westerly watersheds of tho North
Pork ol the Illeoillowaet Kiver, South
River, and Fish Creek to the Dlst parallel ; thence along the southerly
watershed of Akololex lliver to lho
Columbia River ; theuce southwest to
the west boundary of tbe District ;
thence northerly along said boundury
to the pluce of beginning,
2. Illeoillkwaet Mixing Division.���
Bounded on the west by Revelstoke
Mining Division ; on the north uud east
by the eastern boundary of tbe district;
on the south by the following liue:
Commencing at a poiut on thc cast
boundary of the distriot, on the watershed between Fish Creok and Lardo
River ; thenoe westerly along the south
watershed of Battle Creek to Fish Greek;
thence north-west to east boundary of
Revelstoke Mining Division.
3. Trout Lake Mining Division.���
To iuolude all the country on the rivers,
streams, and tributaries thereof flowing
into Trout Lake aud Lardo River Booth
to a poiut half way between Kootenay
Luke aud Trout Luke.
4. Lardeau Mining Division.���
Bounded on the east by Trout Lake
Mining Division; ou the north by Iileoillewaet and Revelstoke Mining Divisions; on the west by the west boundary
of the district; ou the south by a line
commencing in the west boundary of
tbe district, on the watershed betweeu
Mosqnito aud Fost Hill Creeks ; thenoe
following the south watershed of Fost
Hill Creek to Upper Arrow Lake aud
the north watershed of Koos-ka-nax
River to the south-west corner of Trout
Lako Miuing Division.
5. Slocan Mining Division.���Bounded on the uorth by Lardeau Mining
Division ; ou the west by the west
boundary of the district; on the south
by a line forming the south watersheds
of Bowman Creek, tbe West Fork of
Slocnn Lake, uud the uorth watersheds
of all streams flowing iuto the Kootenay
River between Slocau River and Balfour ; thence northerly, following the
watershed betweeu Slocuu Luke and
Kooteuay Lake and Lardo River to south
west corner of Trout Lake Miuiug Division.
6. Trail Creek Mining Division.���
To include all tbe couutry on the rivers,
streams, aud tributaries thereof which
empty iuto the Columbia River between
the International Boundary and the
mouth of the Kootenay River, excepting the country on Salmon River and
the streams and tributaries thereof,
7. Goat River Mining Division.���
To include all the country on the rivers,
streams and tributaries thereof flowing
into the Kootenay River between the
International Boundary aud Kootenay
Lake.
8. Ainsworth Mining Division.���To
include all the oountry ou tho rivers,
streums aud tributaries thereof flowing
iuto Kootenay Luke north of Goat River
Mining Division, except that portion of
the Lardo River included in Trout Lake
Mining Division.
0. Nelson Mixing Division.���To iuolude all the remaining portion of West
Kooteuay District.
By Command.
JAMES BAKER,
Prov'l Soc'y aud Minister of Mines,
CORRESPONDENCE.
[ADDRESSED TO TUB EDITOR. J
Tlie Kditor cannot, be responsible for the
opinions expressed by correspondents.
Tlio Trout Luke Wagon ltoad.
Sill,���Being ono of tho " ccrlnin
partitB " advocating the building of tho
Trout Lako wagou road by contract,
aud ul.-o lhe starting of the road at Lardoau, I beg your indulgence, und space
to briefly reply to Mr. Beaton's lettor in
your lasi issue.
I think every oue will concede that
the contract sy.-tem has been cheaper
thau du' labor in almost every instance
iu whicli il has been tried. Cheapness,
then, with the limited appropriation we
have is everything. Even Mr, Beaton
admits that he is ufraid that we cannot
do all wo want with 88,000, und yet, ho
advooates tho payment of admittedly
higher wages by day labor work; higher wages meaning less work for a given
amouut,
Then, again, what would be the good
of a wagon road at Thomson's or Evans-
port, whore it is still a considerable
distance to deep water ?
In advocating Lardoau as tho starting
poiut of the wagon road, I do so convinced that the road cun be built cheaper from tlio wharf already there than it
can from deep water on tho south sido
of tho arm, besides saving the expense
of building another wharf. However,
tbe survey of the two routes will decide
the matter, "lhe greatest good to the
greatest nuinber"should be a consideration.
Mr. Beuton should not jump to the
oouclusion that because"cert,iiu parties"
are net interested iu Thomson's Lauding
townsite, or a pack traiu, as ho is, that
they have no interest in th6 district.���I
am, yours very truly,
H, A. BROWN.
" Trotter " to-night in Peterson's Hall.]
"Dr Stonecropp" had a good representative in P. W. Laing. und llio part
of tho doctor's niece, "Kate," was not
neglected iu the hands of Miss Baird.
Miss Maunsell again did well i,s " Mrs.
Piper," the landlady, nnd oroated a
good deal of merriment. A quartette,
"Como whero lilies bloom," wus extremely well rendeied by Mrs. Kirkup,
Mrs. Nelles, Guy Barber and Rev, CA.
Procunier, uud deserved an encore,
Tho last number was a tableau entitled
" Uncle Tom's Cabin," but might have
beeu anything else for what the audience
could seo of it from thc back nf the hall,
The lights hud been turned too low, and
tho methylated spirits whioh were used
ouly served to render the darkness still
more dim. This should bo remedied
to-night.
Boots k Shoes.���A largo stook just
in at Bourne Bros.
The Quartz Claim on Five Mile
Creek,
Sib,���In your Trout Lake correspondent's notes last week there is an ilem
about the "great quartz lead at Fivo
Milo Creek not being as good as was
reported, and that an inspection shows
the shaft to be down 15 feet instead of
50 feet." As the- "Riverside" is the
ouly claim on Five Milo Creek on which
auy work has been done, and being thc
owner of it, I must take exception to
the publishing of any such statement.
Your correspondent, Mr. Ruuken, is not
fumons for his veracity, and lhat he is
actuated by malice aud tells a deliberate
falsehood in this case is easily proven.
How ho inspected the work will puzzle
all who know him. He must have made
a mistake in the time of year, us he is
not supposed to be through sucking his
paw yet. In auy case he cannot bave
been awake when he found a 15 foot
shaft where a 50-foot drift was three
weeks ugo, or some strunge upheaval
has occurred iu that district. Although
sufficient work is done on the claim to
secuie a Crown grunt I am so pleased
with the outlook that I am sending men
in to continue the work, which was only
atopped for want of supplies. This
Bhould be sufficient to refute your correspondent's statement about the claim
not turning out well.
Hud Mr, Ranken been out of his luir
during the lust two months he would
huve known that a number of trips had
been mudo between Tront Lako City and
Thomson's Landing aud been prepared
to give the different gentlemen who had
made those trips credit for what thoy
had done. Trusting you will seo tho
necessity of proving the truth of your
correspondent's reports boforo publication, I am, yours very truly,
H. A. BROWN.
Revelstoke, March 12th, 1894.
Concert- .lin tertainmeut.
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KOOTENAY
LODGE, No. It)
\, F. aV A. M.
W    n"
N^Mas
A-A-i Bourne's Hall, on
the third Monday
ill each month at 8 p.m.   Visiting broth-
loomed.
11. Tk.mi'i.i'., Secretary.
regular meet-
are held in the
alio   Temple,
ren cordiallv iy
C
OCEAN STEAMSHIPS.
Str. Arrow
LEAVES
bead of Upper Arrow Lake
FOR  NAKUSP
MONDAY AND FRIDAY
/, | 11 o i'i.,":k Nook ���
Royal Mail Lines.
Proposed tiailiiifa's from Halifax.
LAUREN TIAN... .Allan Mar.31
PARISIAN    "    -.Apil.14
NUMIDIAN      "    iprl.28
VANCOUVER. .Dominion Mar.24
OREGON         "        Aprl. 1
LABRADOR....      "       Aprl.21
From Boston.
LAKE ONTARIO... .Beaver,. .Mar. 28
LAKE SUPERIOR...   "    ...Aprl.ll
LAKE WINNIPEG..    "    ...Aprl.26
Cabin $45, 850, $60, $70, ��81) mid
upwards.
Intermediate, &0; Steerage, 820,
Passengers lick,ted  through  lo all
points iu Ureal Britain and Ireland, an,)
at specially low rates io nil purls of the
European continent,
Apph to uearest steamship or railway
agent; tu
I. T. Brewster,
At,I'M.   Kl.'KI.MoKJ';
or to I.Viiii.t Ki i.i;, i ,, nur.il Pus-eiigcr j mude
' igeut, Winnipeg I wwl
On Thursday night the Revelstoke
publio which attended tho entertainment
iu Bourne's Hall enjoyed throo hours of
first-class umuscment; so good was tho
bill of fare presented that it was decided to reproduco the same programme tonight at Peterson's Hull. Thoro was a
fair-sized uudieuco. Rov, C. T, Baylis
opened tho proceedings with a short
address and was followed by Mrs. T. L.
Haig, who gavo a clever piano solo. Tho
statue posing by Miss May Adair was
very good indeed, as was Miss Boyd's
song. Tho farce " Ici on Parlo Frau-
cais " greatly pleased tho audience, tho
cast being most fittingly lillod up. W.
F. Crage as " Spriggius " caused a great
deal of fun, while 0. E. Shaw scorned
quite nt home in tire part of " Victor
Dubois." "Major Rattau " found a
good representative in i\ W. Laing;
Miss Maxlield mado an ideal " Mrs.
Spi'iggins," Miss Valentino us " Angelina" aud Miss Baird as "Julia"
filled their parts to perfection j but perhaps the mod realistic personation in tho
whole cast was that of .Miss Maunsell in
the character ol "Anna Maria," the
smutty litlle " slavey."
Paut II, com i eiiced with a rending
by Mr, J. S, Patterson, then a song by
Mr. Barber, both of which wero well
rendered. Tbe furoa "Chiselling" wus
quite cquul to anything in thu list,
The puit ol "Larkspur" was taken bj
R. H. Class who filled tlie bill iu a real-
julio manner", "Trotter"(W,F,Orago) i
tho fun, | By the nys, if you |
I, real  good  laugh ��" nud sec:
St. Patrick's Dny Bull.
Though Revelstoke may not oomparo
with sister towns in some things, there
is one thing in which she excels. Tho
Third Annual Bull of tbo Rovelstoke
Quadrille Club, hold in Bourne's Hull
on Friday uight lust, was certainly
worthy of any town or oity in the provinoe. The atteudauoe was uot, perhaps, as large as might huvo beeu looked for from 300 invitations, but whon it
is stated thut all present wero dancers it
will be seen that, it must have been an
exceptionally large hall to accommodate
them, Bourne's Hall is one of tho
largest in tho interior,and the 30 couples
wore not inconveniently crowded. Tho
walls were tastefully decorated with
flags, evorgreens and ohiuose lanterns,
with here and there a framed engraving,
crossed suowshoes,cariboo head 'jr some
trophy of the chase, Being St. Patrick's
ove shamrocks were in evidenoe. There
were many handsome costumes, but to
single out any particular ono for praise
would bo invidious, although our inclinations loaned towards some of the
exceedingly pretty rose colors and cream
tints. Tho gentlemen, with only ono
exception, wore the regulation whito tie
and whito kid gloves, while oluw-ham-
mer coats wero very plentiful. Dancing commenced shortly before ten
o'clock.and at one a.m. supper was served in Bourne Bros', large warehouse,
which was uioely, fitted up for tho occasion. Mr. J. Colotto was the caterer,
and the tables were laid ont in that
tasteful aud elaborate manner for whioh
he is famous. Tho menu was extensive
and exctlleut. After supper dauciug
wus continued until 5 a.m. Mr. Guy
Barber was lloor manager aud the musi-
oiaus were Messrs. T. Stoed, W. M.
Browu aud J. F. Ahlin.
Tho following wero among those pro-
sent :���
Ladies.���Mosdames Barry (Douald),
H. A. Brown, Ballegaard, Coursier,
Clarke, Crage, Fraser, McCarty, Nelles,
Northey, Patmore (Donald), Sibbald,
Steed, Temple and Wilson ; Misses
Adair, Mabel Adair, Boyd, A. Brown,
Campbell, Clary (Rogers'Pass),Hamilton, Hopgood (Rogers' Puss), Johnson,
Kelly, Lindquist, MoBryau, 0. McBryan
McLean and Turnros,
Gentlemen.��� Messrs. D.Alton (Rogers' Pass), F. Allen, W. Alexander
(Donald), H. J. Bourno, I. T. Brewster,
11. A. Brown, T. Coughlin (Donnld),
W. F. Crage, A. Cummiugs (Donnld),
F, Fraser, R. H. Glass, F. A. Hanson,
T. Kilpatriok, D. Little, J. Littlo, W.
Lawrence, Dr. McLean, F. McCarty, C.
N. Nelles, T. Needham (Rogers' Pass),
R. W, Northey, W. G. Puxton, J. Patterson, C. E. Shaw, J. Shaw, J. D. Sibbald
H. Smyihe, S. T. Solloway, E. Sydor,
C, H. Temple, W. Tomlinson (Rogers'
Pass), F. B. Wells, R. S. Wilson, J. I,
Woodrow and F. Wrong.
Tho following liues, written by a lady
.who was present, seems to corroborate
our views as to the girl (a) in pink ;���
Though fearless to tell what I really thiuk.
The prospect might well my heart appal.
The writer thinks the little girl in piuk
Wuh the girl of my ohoioe amid them all.
Neatest of figures- sweetest of face|
Frock liko u poem in pink ns well,
Worn with an air of matohlesfl grace,
Sho was the sweetest, sir, " Sho wus lho
Hollo."
Two uew sewing hands have rr-coutly
boen employed at U. N. Coursier's.
Messrs, I). D. Hoar, W. Hoar and W.
Stewart left here last Saturday morning
for Five Mile Creek, Trout Lake, to'
continue work ou lhe "Riversi,le"mine,
They wero compelled to come up for
supplies, uud are packing iu enough to
last till the suow is all gone and the
road is open for pack trains. Tbe
Riverside is a gold quartz claim, carrying from 817 to U0 per ton. Mr. O. D.
Hoar returned horo yesterday, ami re-!
ports tho mysterious disappearance of
tools left at the mine, necessitating his
long and tiresome tramp to get others to
prosecute tne work. Bv ucttiai measure-*
ment tho diift or tunnel is in 62 fuel.
Ho says the ice on the Northeast Arm ia
very rotten, he having takeu au iuvol-
uuturytuud, at thispseasou of the year,
not at all agreeable bath when coming-
out.
A, H, HOLDIOH,
Of Swansea and Wigan,
Analytical Chemist & A.ssuyoiy
REVELSTOKE,   B.C.
W. A. JOWETT.
MINING AND REAL ESTATE BROKER,-
NELSON, B.C.
Lardeau
und Slocau
Wanted.
Prospects*
Stockholm  House*
JOHN STONE, Pkoi*.
The Dining-room is furnished with thi/'
best tho market affords,
The bar is supplied with a choice stock-'
of wiues,liquors and cigurs,
THE
COLUMBIA  Q0USK;
REVELSTOKE B.C,
The largest aud most eoutral Hotel in'
the city ; good accommodation ; everything new ; table well supplied ; h-rand*
billiard room attaohed ; tire proof safe,
BROWN k CLARK,
Proprietors.
FREE  'BUS  AT ALL   TRAINS'
Ila
in1
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REVELSl'UEE.
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First-class Temperance House.
BOABD   AND  LoDQINli  ��5   PKli   Week.*
meals, 2oc.     ukos 25c, ���
This hotel is situated convenient to the*
station, is comfortably furnished, nud-
affords first class accommodation.
Awarded
Highest Hono
'orld's Fair,
I. vxenelle-
MANUFACTURER OF k DEALEI&
in all kiuds of
Rough and Dressed
LUMBER.
CONTRACTOR, &0.
NAKUSP, B.C.
L. A, P*n<
PRACTICAL BUILDER.
Shop opposite the Union Hotel,*
I am prepared to do ull kinds of
REPA1R18G a;*D NEW WOES Ki kY
LINE.
Office Fixtures, Camp Furniture!
ote. Mnde to Order,
Yoi.r puii iiiugs is solicited.
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MOST PERFECT MADE.
A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free
from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant.
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"���***. ar"tat;i'? The morula-,- cf the full moon
eoflly ai the leave-) of a
Itwas in truth the "whilo day" of the
year. liven Hurki, the lord of building
and of rest, must hive been proud in his
granite heart of this perfeot day, set liko
an emerald in the jeweled mouth of Sin.
Not a leaf stirred in tlie limpid air. Even
the dizzy radiations caused by the he it
were absent on the near horizon. It was
as if a cool glamour had descended from
heaven to earth to vivify men's bodies and
to bless the sacrificial day. The sun, bite
its priests and its temple, was bereft of
malignant influence, and the strength of
the full moon seemed to carry the value of
the niglit iuto the richness of the morn.
The magnificent and awful ceremonies that
began with tho rising of the sun, and that
were to last seven days without intermission, meant many diit'erent things to the
participants.
, To Amraphel, the high priest, the king,
the despot, they renewed a soul jailed with
adoration and power. Interpreting Hurki,
he became the central disk of the day.
To a father and mother forced into a
hateful honor the white day became tbe
black day. It had already snatched from
their kisses their first-born baby boy. The
modern imagination refuses to dwell upon
the ghastly fate of the child. To the great
throng in the temple court this was the
opportunity of the year to show loyalty to
the religion of their forefathers, to worship,
to gossip, and to trade.
Terakh's st&lue of Hurki had been placed
upon a huge altar facing the throne of the
king. Surmounting a pyramid beside thc
tall ziggurat, it rose to a height of twenty
feet. It towered abovo the other altars
that smoked with the burnt-offerings of
bullocks ami rams slaughtered at daybreak.
Priests flitted here and there within the
sacred inclosurc, performing their complex
and mysterious duties. At dawn the multitude had taken its position, ranged by
families and tribes. The most eminent
occupied the places nearest to the altars
and to thc aaoriflosa, Even now they began
to ho impatient for the ceremony ofthe festivity. The chief actors in the occasion
were only two, the highest in the land���
Amraphel, the priest-king, and Iskah, the
new high priestess,
In the vast multitude that gaped at the
high altar a spectator from the top of the
ziggurat might have noticed several groups
of scowling men. They seemed to shun
observation and to be disguised. These
wero priests from the rival temples of Nana
and Nebo, dressed in the garb of thc common people, The worship of Hurki had
engulfed all other religions In Ur, as well
as the state itself. When the king gave a
palmful to Hurki, he gave a pinch to Nana,
and a cold nod to Nobo. Hurki's priests
wee fat, but Nairn's were lean, and .Mebo
was oppressed with debt. To raise a disturbance in the courts of Hurki at the
supreme sacrifice of the year was dangerous
business, but it might be interpreted as an
ill omen, and divert Amraphel from bis
religion. One mad devotco had ttfitually
raised the falscttocry, " Beautiful is Nana,
lhc goddess of Ur,'1 but he had barely
escaped with his life. These priests, banded together iu desperate alliance, pretended to bc zealous for thc sacrifices, while in
reality they were only waiting for a favorable opportunity to raise a riot.
In due time the onens were declared
propitious for the sacrifice Hurki was not
as bloodthirsty as Nergal, god of the tierce
midsummer sun, but once a year the king
himself must place in his stono arms the
first-born of a noble family. The priestess
lighted thc consuming lire.
" Look," said a citizen, nudging another:
"look at the house of Terakh. 'lhey occupy
the nearest place. He is in high favor, lie-
hold the height of Abu-ramu, his son.
What wild looking mon his servants are I
Ther,.- must he live hundred of them or more.
Their faces areas the sons nt thunder, Kven
the king scowls upon I hem."
" I understand,'' interposed bis neighbor,
" that Amraphel is jealous of the wealth of
the son of Terakh. They iay he meditates
a descent upon his Hocks in the desert.
There will bea pretty tight. Hush ! Give
mo room to fall on my nose,
ready,"
.^eriikh was not looking at tho king.   With
opcne,l as      disdainful brow he was measuring the
ensitive.planU*8ton9godi
And now a murmur arose among tbe mill-
titude. Then suddenly, like the appearance
of a white meteor overshadowing all stars
in a moonless night, riveting attention,
compelling admiration, inspiring awe,there
���,vas seen beside the stone god Hurki a dazzling figure. It was the high priestess, and
how she came there no man knew. A magnificent mitre arose from her head. This
sacrificial ornament did not lend dignity to
her royal figure ; it coufirmed it. Her robe,
elaborate with flowers, fell likoa cascade of
white foam to her feet. In her arms she
bore a babe. She carried it with the pride
of a queen who presents the heir to hor
subjects for the first time. Her presence
distilled solemnity. The glory of a pure
heart shone aboul her. Before her the king
was a dwarf. Beside her Hurki squatted
like a toad. What woman, what priestess,
what goddess, was there in Shinar like unto
Iskah, the daughter of Haran '' Standing
before the people, carrying the child, in an
attitude of unearthly repose, she gave to
Abu-ramu's imaginative mind the impression of eternal motherhood. But her eyes
were as restless as a bride's upon the marriage eve. The king tinned to her! At tho
first sight of her supreme beauty be gave a
low exclamation of surprise, This Abu-
ramu heard, and his breath came hot ; he
forged close to the altar.
As the priestess, with grave obeisance,
gave the doomed infant into the hands of
the king, tho child cried, This penetrating
wail was answered by a groan from the
crowd. But the herald drowned thc father's despair an he made proclamation:
"Whosoever at the sound of cymbal doth
not fall down upon his face and worship
the moon-god Hurki, the god of gods, ho
shall be cast alive into the fiery furnace.
Thus saitb Amraphel, his high priest."
During the delivery of this time-worn
proclamation Terakh bad boen casting uneasy glances at his son. Somehow he felt
anxious about the outcome of the day.
Whither might not fanaticism lead his impetuous and popular boy? Terakh had no
real objection to a few heretical doubts as
to the deity of Hurki, but he. disapproved
strongly of their expression, It was undiplomatic, nay, dangerous in the extreme.
Opeu heresy might even involve his own
homo. Therefore, as a pillar of the state,
as tbo maker of the god he worshiped, be
watched Abu-ramu narrowly, with a growing sense of fear. Iu his heart of hearts
the old image-maker had none too much of
the national respect and adoration for
Hurki; nevertheless he was not ready to
be burned alive. He turned from his dissenting son, and made dignified preparation
to fall upon his face,
Now, as tho king could not take his eyes
from thc beautiful priestess, he did not
observe the effect of the herald's conventional announcement upon the meu of the
desert.
These suddenly assumed the desperate
and consecrated air of those who court
martrydom. Some flung their cloaks aside,
and grasped their weapons. Kach glued
his eyes upon their chief. It was remembered that many of the household of Terakh
joined in this unique demonstration.
As the last word of the crier died upon
the stagnant air the multitude fell with a
groan upon their knees, and hid their facss
in the dust. Priests, soldiers, commoners,
joined greedily in the abasement. At this
supreme moment, with a bound Abu-ramu
cleared the space between himself and the
altar. He leaped from stage to slat-e, and
with marvellous power and dexterity Hung
himself at and swung himself upon the altar
beside Iskah. In his right hand he brandished a bronze mallet. It was thc hammer
with which Terakh had fashioned the stone
god. The priestess did uot curse the
sacrilegi.it ; she did not move ; hut a smile
of welcome as evanescent as a northern
light upon a northern sky passed over her
lips. Then, with an exultant cry, the men
of Abu-ramu swept like a sand-storm into
the sacred circle, and inclosed the altar
behind and in front.
As yet the worshipers did not know the
extent of the awful sacrilege.   But it hap-
for the crier is j Ppned 'bit one looked, and then another,
and before the breath grows cold, the mad
The last was not a lucky year for ships of
war. Seven war ships were lost during
the twelve months of 1S03. Of these only
one was destroyed in actual war. This was
the Javary, an iron-clad monitor of ,'l,(i00
tons displacement, whicli carried the (lag
of the rebel admiral Mello, and was sunk
on the 27th of November last by the guns
of the forts of Rio Janeiro. Russia has to
deplore the loss of an armored cruisej,
the Witatz, and of the monitor Rus-
salkav The first, carrying ten 6-inch
guns and of 2,950 tons, was run into and
sunk on the 29th of April iu the Bay of Laz-
areff by the Brazilian school ship Admiral
Barrosa. The Barrosa stranded in tbe same
year in the Red Sea, after its passage
through tho Suez Canal. The monitor Rus-
salka made a trip in company with the gunboat Tu is from Reval to Helsengfors nn tho
20ih of September and went down in a
storm with all on board, numbering 17S
persons. The records of marine disaster-,
show that in the course of ISO years 10(1
ships of war have been lost in thc Gulf of
Finland, France lost last year La Hour.
donnais, a cruiser of the first rank, in a
storm off the coast of Madagascar. Tbe
ship was abandoned by the crew, of whom
twenty-three wero lost. La Bourdonnais
is tbe fifteenth ship of war that France has
lost since 1470. Tho greatest casualty of
the year was that of the Victoria, the (lag-
ship of the British .Mediterranean fleet, on
the coast of Tunis, on the 22nd of June.
Struck by the armored ship Camperdown
tho Victoria went to lho bottom with Admiral Tryon and .'JUS mon. The Viotoria
had a displacement of 10,470 tons. A new
Victoria of a greater magnitude by -1,000
tons is in the course of construction. The
seventh loss was that of the Alexander Pe-
tron, belonging to Hnyti. It was a new
steel ship of small tonnage, built in Havre,
aud sank in a way that has never been explained with a crew of eighty men,of whom
only one wa3 saved. Though no ships of the
American navy wero lost last year, there
were two or three narrow escapes. By keeping snugly in harbor some of thc most magnificent modern ships of war tind their only
safety,
���baiTy Legend of Wostnimtar Abbey-
In the course of his sermon in Westminster Abbey on Holy Innocents' day, Mean
Bradley said that was the day on which,
eight centuries ago, the great Church of tbe
Abbey of Westminster was solemnly
dedicated to the Apostle St. Peter ond
solemnly consecrated to the service of Ood.
Hc wanted to tell them a curious legend
which had come down from far off early
times, aud which formed part of a story
told on a stained-glass window recently
unveiled in the chapter-house. The story
was that of King Edward, thc Confessor,
who had passed most of his timo in poverty
and misery before be ascended the throne.
His courtiers thought to show him, who
had known poverty so well, the wealth to
which ho h ad become entitled, Hc was
taken into his treasury and shown casks
full of gold and silver, which had been
raised by heavy and oppressive taxation.
The courtiers thought the king would be
delighted with tbe sight, but they were
mistaken. He saw on tno top of this monoy
a black and hideous demon, fattening on tho
misery of the people, nnd the sight made
him feol sorrow and pity, for it brought to
I.is mind the sufferings of his poor subjects.
The king's heart was softened ; he ordered
the money to be returned, 'and so won tbe
blessings of his people. From this story
the dean deduced the lesson of charity in
tho midst of prosperity.���[Manchester
Guardian.
Many pressed forward; others turned to
flee, Terakh. hia household, and h:-, sl ives,
with tho triijf.l instinc, formed rinks to
i,wait the onset They iad seen the making
o: many godl, aid were pious only as far
as the law required.
" Men of l.'r I Inhabitant" of Shinar I"
Abu-ramu raised his voice like a hurri-
The chant of thc priesis of Hurki now I mllltUl"il-  "r0���,,'    ':l'���.'���'  ��k>od  stupefied,
swelled to a deafening shout.   Ini,-., ir    x :""' iried, and execrated the prolaners.
���Itood the king.stretohing out his right arm,   ",tJt_"ome 1''";k��" m Vir\ *m\ silently,
on whioh a gold braclet glittered.   Upon
his head a royal mitre rose like a column to
a commanding height.   The hymn of praise
clashed to a climax of triumph i
"Thou through heaven and earth exten .
est goodness, not remembering wrong I
"Thau I thy will who knowest'   Who
with aught can it compare '.'
"Lord ! in heaven and earth thy lord- j CM" alli ' ''  ! '''<�� vaa: !f-mPie court
ship ! Of the gods none equals thee ! ���-'''��� ' '"   �� mightier than
When the magnificent ode to Hurki came I '"" -' "u "' ' ' ''a'n commanded me. Be-
to this supreme end,stillness settled like;,,, I noiA, I smite,' \\ ith that meiBive word
eclipse upon the thousands in the ((ate ol -' *:' I the mallet in both hands, poised
the temple, With one accord the eves of ' "" h'gh< ��"d ���>'''���'" htouyhl >' tilth i
the multitude were raised lo the statue ol the head  of Hurki.    Kven
the go,;. In this oppressive silence ihe king  trhare the mighty god nat, there he cram-
mounted upon the steps of the itases thai   Wed into dual
led to tho summit of the altar.   He cast  i      rile populace uttered a great cry.   Thev
oritiool eye upon the fagota  of p e lorn   -'"
wood heiped with frankincense thai were
to consume the poor babe, and a hau
look upon the expectant populace.   At his
gaze roved over the swaying multitude il
was arrested hy a strange sight,   Beneai i  Nebo signalled to each other with e>
him and the altar, where an open spa md locked I      fingera on weapons
should have heen left unimpeded, the tribe concealed under their -.arments. With
of Abu-ramu had advanced upon the pneal :lis "'IW WiMi ,:l" superstition and the
Theshopherdshadforoedthemselvesinward magiooftho Akkadian priesthood porpo-
'mo;t to the sacred place itself,   Fie	
women fainted, Itrong men became cold.
;' tadroppedto their faces, and, gasping,
awaited I ie bi jeanceof the outraged god,
Bul the zealous prioal i of Nan,, bu I of
faces full of hate looked up lo Amraphel,
'Ine king'a practised eye discerned the outline of a bow here, of a , tvelin thore,an I of
quivers hidden beneath tho ceremonial
robea,    A priest who had been   lllllg
shoved aside by thia rudeness wa,
ri   ting an . npr, atlon against the men of
the deser*.   Theseslepk sorvanta of Hurki,
ready to smite an inhabitant of the oity, did
, not dire to n, ot with force the ro ig
of vulgar shepherds.
The people .,1 a diatano ��� could not i otl
tbe insult to the ss iredno i of Flm I, : only
e few priests and the king    n ipi
the en irmity of lho inaolence,
Thero was no timi now for punishment,
Th i so irili ��� in i>l bo n f, od on lho or lain-
c I mill ite. The art of the d ' lm i waa in-
ex ,r��1 lo.
" il - 'i ink shall I i ial lo llm ring
i :.    -vim:, will I ��� ik 11��� >. I ivea; liis
, ,|ilo will I '���'.   I hold  th ",' i ire in a
net, ' Ami iphel mutt   , rl ir, i.1 isoif, i�� he
froww    ip in Abu-ramu,   11 it sou of the
��� .'.i  undor  the   yoke ol a   ravaging
11 potism, in the heart ol the migh
ton pie of ;, - mi   tiesl , Ity of thi
ider the beard of the king himself,
Ignards ind priests
and powor, Abu-r,itnu towered above the
(lor ely   " '  ' '' '"'' '"    '
Then, In the fa, i il     ,   ie ion of Terakh
ii tied his last and fin tl enormity,   A
step broughl  Ii .n to the side ol
Ignoring Amrap mting a ,
��� io      Ian      poi   I ,     ,   tiered god, ho
clasped I. i ���,:, i rati I wilsl  ind
cl in hor cr.
" I-  not  my flod migl
| llurk,!   Maid in, fo ow me
For a ihe thruat I        ,        I tl
mitru of prissteishood
turu sho oi   - ul her h ">- i upon i ,r br, >-'
mi I   bow id   I  fore I Im.    Still
sought his as if they weroalonc   !
.:, .���   lovn  -   .��� I  from     10I1   to   on   .
f. ion inglhiil ' ������'   '.v ��� to din, ; o accopto i
,.   loi  i j hu ri   ivod her  icri   e,
GOUTHILL UHISF   OF    THE   LA-
B0MEFS,
I n.anliiinu.l.v Chosen as   Helm nzlii's Successor, iJciieral Dodds Announces.
A Paris special says:���General Dodds
has informed the minister of marine f:om
doho that all the prinoes and chiefs have
been convoked at l-oho to choose tho new
King of Dahomey. Gouthili has been recognized, and was presented in the. name of
the government of tbe republic to the.populations in the neighborhood of Abomey.
Before tho ceremony the French flag, hoisted on the palace of Ambodzi, was saluted
by the troops and tho artillery, The new
king his been enthusiastically received by
the population. The post of Goho, the
abandonment of whioh had been decided
upon, was partially destroyed by a fire, no
accident, however, befalling anyone. The
sanitary state is satisfactory, The general
anticipates a speedy reduction ot the effective   forces
Dr- Gregory of the British Museum Makes
a Successful Ascent-
William A-itor (hauler, llio American,
Tries nml Fulls -The Brllon Climbs
11,000 feel Higher than any Oilier Traveler.
Cape Town, Feb. 17.���News of there-
cent unsuccessful expedition of William
Astor Chanler, the American explorer, to
climb Mount Kenia, lends interest to the
statement of Dr. ,1. W. Gregory of the
British museum, who lias just returned
from an expedition in equatorial Africa,
ono of the principal features of which was
the ascent of the great African mountain
Kenia, on which he reached to a point ,1,000
feet higher than any previous traveller.
Speaking of bis journeys Dr. Gregory said :
" 1 left London Nov, 4, last year, to join
an expedition to Lake Rudolph, the headwaters of tbo Juba river and Somaliland.
The trustees of the museum had given me
special leave of absence, as collections from
this district were much wanted, as well as
some definite knowledge of its geological
structure. The expedition had been organized by Lieut. Villiers of the First Life
Guards and was on a somewhat extensive
scale, Wo had over 30(1 men, Turks,
Somalls, Abyssinians, and Zanzlbaris.
"Tho expedition got into inextricable
confusion before it bad started from tbo
coast, and our leader left us without saying
good-by, and before be bad gono a milo
from the coast. Tbe rest of us reached
Ngalnna on the Tana, and there the expedition was disbanded. Capt. Harris and I
returned
WITH THE ZANZIUAIllS
and sonic of the Somalia lo Mombasa,
There I hastily organized a 6inall caravan
of forty Zanzlbaris, with which I made a
fresh start ten days later. I was, of course,
anxious not to leave Africa without having
made some contribution to our knowledge
ofthe problems, to study which my leave of
absence was granted. From Mombasa I
followed the route to Uganda for 450 miles,
passing through Tzavo, Kibwezi, Maohakos
and Fort Smith. I then struck across to
Lake Baringo by a now route, and explored
the lake basin and surrounding oountry.
Thence I traversed tho iMasai plateau of
Leikipia, managing to dodge most of its
very hostile inhabitants. This brought me
to the east end of the Kikuyu country,
where food was fortunately abundant, and
I teas able to purohase enough to last me
during my work on Kenia.
" Though the ascent of this mountain
was probably the part of my tour of most
general interest, it is by no means tho most
important scientifically. It was necessary
for me to examine it in order to fix its position in the African mountain system, According to Count Teleki (tho only Kuropean
who bad previously ascended it above tho
forest zone), it has a well-preserved volcanic
crater ; but as its position in relation to
tho main lines of earth movement in tho
district rendered this improbable
I ASCENDED THU 510UNH1.V
to determine this point and also to colloct
the fauna and flora of its higher zones to
see if thore were any glaciers on it, and if
so whether these bad once been more extensive and if there were any signs of an
ice ago in equatorial Africa. With these objects I ascended the mountain to the height
of 17,000 feet. This involved a good deal
of work over snow-oovcred glaciers, which,
as I was alone, required great caro. I was
at last stopped by a snow cornice which I
could not turn without running undue
risks, I should, of course, have liked to
reach tbe summit of the great mountain,
but I should have learned nothing moro by
doing so. I could not even have determined
its altitude, as I had been obliged to leave
my instrumentson some rocks in the glacier.
As I had to carry a rope, a bundle of wooden pegs on which to fix the rope, food, etc.,
my load vas rather heavy. I tried again
next day on tbe west arete, but was stopped by some vertical cliffs.
"I hoped to work round to the north side
and try from there, but I was recalled to
look after my men, who were suffering from
mountain sickness and hemorrhage of the
lungs, not to mention chilblains, frost bite,
etc. These were the men whom I had left
at my two upper camps, one about 1,00(1
feet above the forest zone, and the other
higher up among some crags in tbo Alpino
zone. The temperature in my tent was often
28degrees below freezing, and the Zanzibaris
are not used to that sort of climate. All
my luggage had been left in a reserve camp
in Leikipta at the western foot of the
mountain."
That Sunday on ths Oreei-
When the rinirin' o' lhe church hell,, comes a-
lloalin' ihrnui'li the air,
An' the Bolder beams o'sunshlno's asporklln
cver'whnre,
[think o'way back yonder, but Idon't much
lii;o t' speak
'/Soul thet Sundy dad cotcli me an' Jim a-
Brihtn on the creok.
���   ,.      I the purtle I  Sundy a feller ever
knowed,
With tho I rdfi a -vr,.lv Lr.' music whuro the
wator-lllh   growed ;
Seemed liko tho hen;: o' swootness somehow
l,i���l sprung.. leak,
Thai -'in,: pdadcotoh ,Mc an' Jim a-flshln'on
Hie creok.
He said II hurl him pow'ful, I' -eu us gone
astray,
'I" -,e ,,- bent or, breakln' o' lho good Lord's
0 | day ; n
An'il hor, U-, too, I'll fnentlo    but I don't
much like lo ot ik
.; , dad cotch mo an' Jim a-
���v. on      i rei k,
[Edward v. Wood,
Ths Cook a id ths Arti-t
I v   o k,an i Jane, thehonsomaid,
irtei hibition
. .',���      iVIi it's that I ne hii i i hen !'
like h�� oaalri i -���
,1,,' -.   "Wi II, II thii    thohai   itdi iw
well,   Don'i ��� ���
. ,- il: ., i . profi i on uly,
(or III allei Irs it eli hlnaldoa, but the
i I., ti il dra����� Ihcii   ���   il lo i, '
Extraordinary Affair at a Marriage-
An oxtroardinary tragic occurrence took
place at Birkenhead, England, on Monday
afternoon in connection with a wedding
about to he solemnised at Brunswick Wesley
Chapel, I'rioe Stroot. Tbe brido was tbo
daughter of Mr. Miller, niaiuigerofa public-
house, and she had a brother Frederick,
who was a runner for a firm of undertakers.
Frederick was incensed against his sister,! he
bride, because sho would not give the ordor
for tho wedding equipages to thc firm ho
represented. Burning with resentment, ho
proceeded to the church, and as tho wedding
party were about to outer the sacred edifice
no, in an excited slate, fired two shots at
the bride, which went, wido of tho mark.
Observing this, ho turned tho revolver
against himself and tired a third shot, which
penetrated his lelt breast immediately under tbo heart, Frederick Miller fell
wounded, blood Howlng freely. He was at
once conveyed to liirkonhcad Hospital,
where ho lies. So far the bullet has not
been extruded, but itis thought ho may
recover.
(To OK lo.v. i     ..;
Could Me   Bint
"Will yon '   ho hum >l} askod, nxt, nding
,'. ..,,��� , i      iadly nocdod mending,
In tones tl ', ins le hia boing thrill
,   ,i   i-ored a,   n ily, "I will."
fi ��� ��� I ':, i a. d iy   knew nothing
u.      kwl    t cako i or oodfi di balla,
Lover* Elope and Dio Toirithor.
A Brussola correspondent telegraphs that
p romantlo tragedy has occurred at Halle-
snr-Saalc, A young man named Lolze
rocoutly foil in love with the daughter of
hi, i,, .'er. a yoiin-j holy of Ul, nnd induced
hoi |.o elope with him, They took up their
roaid, noe In another part of tho town, but
tho girl'afather traocd tiein and tried to
indiico In- daughter to return home, The
young people, in,Mover, lucked themselves
,,i their room, and il is supposed tbat the
man bIioi hin Bwcetheart and then committed suicide, for when tho door was broken
open both wore dead, Letters were disoovered in whioh the girl announced her
intention of dying vith her lover.
The practice of hypnotism is considered
a crime iu Relgium.
Fish are becoming scarce in the seas
around the Uritish coast.
A good quality of rope is now being made
from pineapple fibre.
Nearly half of all thc real estate in the
German empire is mortgaged,
Drovers assert that a sheep, wben lying
down, weighs more than when standing.
The women of Morocco never talk nf
tbeir ages, and never celebrate their birthdays.
It is asserted that in 00 cases out of 100
the left side of the human face is lhe more
perfeet in outline.
David Ames, of Jerseyville, 111., recently
died tbere, at the age of 102, During all
bis life he was not ill a day.
A burning mountain is visible near Concord, Ky. It is supposed to bo fed with oil
that oozes from a crevice in the mountain.
Nearly everybody sinokea in Japan, men
and women. Thc girls begin when they
arc ten years of age, and the boys a year
earlier,
Franoe uses a new kind ol fuel, just invented. It is composed of petroleum,
which is solidified with the addition of
sawdust and pitch.
Thc King of Greece is said to be very
polite. Ho understands twelve languages,
and never speaks angrily lo his queen in a
language that she comprehends.
Two Chicago ladies had a serious dispute
while conversing through a telephone, and
one of thein became so angry that in mouthing a cruel word she actually fell back,
smitten with lockjaw.
A New York forger, on being shown tho
check which he had forced, by tho detective wbo was arresting him, quickly transferred it lo his mouth and swallowed it,
thus destroying the ohief evidence ar-ainst
him.
The Venus of Milo is represented by a
young lady in a Loudon theatre. She wears
black gloves almost to the shoulders ; and
as she is in white, against a dura back-
around, she appears to be, liko the famous
statue, without arms.
An Knglish farmer has been recently experimenting, with the hope of producing
two vegetables from one plant. He grafted a tomato with a potato. The result surprised him. Abovo ground ho had tomatoes, and potatoes below,
Tbe Russians are great smokers of cigarettes, and each smoker usually makes his
own. Taking a bint from this fact, a St.
Petersburg publisher prints bis journal on
paper suitable for cigarettes, and tbe circulation is rapidly, increasing.
The Indian government has at last screwed up courage to buy an ollicial residence
at Simla for the commander-in-chief and
has acquired for 80,000 rupees tho house
which Lord Roberts bought for himself
when he took charge of the Indian army.
The mother-in-law of tbo Japanese Mikado was recently ill of a malady which
puzzled thc physicians. The Mikado,
knowing that doctors rarely agree, bad -P*.')
of tbem to attend her; yet, strange to say,
sbe got well; and now the doctors sre
wondering that she recovered.
A brief cessation from labor was indulged
in by a bride in Portland, Oregon. Her
occupation is scrubwoman in lhc City Hall.
She requested au hour's leave of absence
from duty. Having obtained it, she went
off, was married, and returned to'her work
in forty-five minutes.
Whiie drinking from a brook, nearly a
year ago, Samuel Lennox, aged six, of
Muncie, Ind., swallowed �� water-bug,
Since thon a puzaline illness afflicted him,
and he died a short time ago. A post-
in orlcm examination revealod the fact that
his heart bad been eal.cn away by an insect
Olaf Peterson, a Swede, went West thirteen yoars ago, to grow up with the country, Hia family is growing more rapidly
thau bis bank account. Hc settled in Sabine County, Kansas, ami bas twenty-one
children. The first single child I was followed by two sots of triplets, then seven
sets of twins,
An industrious woman'in Saco, Me,, bas
a toper for a husband, and also a cat which
she loves. The husband, like most lopers,
needed money for liquor and stolo the cat,
and would not bring it back until bis wife
gave him 850. Now if somebody would
steal the husband, she would be perfectly
happy.
Some one has suggested the addition of
kitchens to churches, to supp'y food to
hungry people, and thus tempt the needy
to take part in the devotions. A lioston
evangelist ridicules the idea, saying religion is coming lo a protty pass when you
have to supply "a llapjuck to every worshipper-cooked while you pray."
Few people becomo wealthy through
playing cards. A gentleman named Good-
all, in England, who had handled more of
them than any othor man in the country,
lately died, leaving a fortune of 8SO0.0OI).
He rarely played thom, however. It was
bis business to make them, and be manufactured millions of thom every year,
A rat in Lordsburg, N. M,, was running
oil with a young chicken which it had
seized by tbe leg, when the nio'hcr hen
pounced upon the rat, and for three minutes there was a vigorous light. Tho rat
was vanquished, and ot the ond of that
time lay helpless on tho ground, and was
put out of its misery by a man who had
witnessed the contest.
Count Von Hairach, an ollicer of tho
German Guards, recently resigned llis commission, and now has been compelled to
leave Merlin on account of llis riotous eo-
ceiilrii'iiy. His actions had become a public scandal. A few days ago be ordered
twenty-five cabs to be at bis disposal at the
Hotel Bristol. After thoy had been drawn
up in a row be swung himself to the box of
the foremost one and drove off at a furious
pace, leaving lho cabmen to lose thoir fares
or race with him for thein, At the Restaurant Did be gavo a groat supper to the
girls nf the Linden Theatre, and, aftor
everybody present had got drunk, he threw
bottles through mirrors that cost thousands
of marks, One evening he appeared at tho
Westminster Hotel with a pack of hounds,
end demanded that each be assigned to a
carpoted room for the night, Tbo Count's
family appealed to the Emperor for help
in curbing ibe young man's extravagances,
and thus it came about that the Count let
Iiis regiment and finally Berlin, He is now
in Dresden,
�� Ee Was a Slick Talker and Worked a Slick Scheme.
Some'of Toronto's <.,�����l People Hn,Ily
Taken In���t Clever Confidence t'uine
Whli-li Wus Tried Once Too 0 len.
"He talked religion liko an angel," was
what Mr. Samuel Alcorn the other day
told Inspector Stark, of Toronto, when he
was relating how a man bad swindled him
out of ,?100 by a charitable scheme on Dec.
Kith,
Ever since then, two detectives, Slemin
and Burrows, have been looking for this
Bwindler, and at last it fell to Detective
Slemin's lot to arrest him.
This is how it happened. Wednesday
afternoon, a tall dark man of clerical aspect called at tho house of Rabbi Lazarus,
George street. Ho introduced himseli as
a member oi a well-known legal firm in the
city, and showed the Rabbi an extract from
a will, and attached to the extract a cheque
for 12,000, made out in the Rabbi's name.
'The extracts from the will appended were
written on foolscap, and read as follows :���
Extracts from the probated will of Mrs,
Elizabeth Joseph, deceased, dated Dec.
31st, 1893:
Clause.'), "And I, the said Elizabeth
Joseph, do will and devise tho following
sums to the following gentlemen to be by
them applied as herein stated."
" Hon. Samuel II, Blake, the sum of
two thousand dollars, to bo by him used uo
alleviate the sufferings of the poor.
" Rev. C. H. Dixon, tho sum of two
thousand dollars, to be by him used to help
the poor iu connection with the Episcopal
Church."
" Rev, 'J. D.' MacDonell, the sum of
two thousand dollars to be by him used to
help the poor in connection with the Presbyterian Church."
"Rabbi A. Lazarus, the sum of two
thousand dollars, to be by bim used to help
the poor of the Jewiah synagogue."
"The Right Rov. Father Rooney, the
anm of $2,000 to be by him used to help the
poor of tho Roman Catholic Church, and
request that the above gentlemen use the
above under their own name, or say that
itis 'in memoriam,' and I request that the
above gentlemen be forwarded the cheques
for the above amounts as soon as possible
after my decease."
Attached to the extract was a cheque,
apparently written by the deceased, for the
amount named and payable to the Rabbi,
This was one of tho finest schemes for
swindling purposes that could be conceived,
and here is whero the beautiful nerve of
the adventurer camo in, He represented
to the rabbi that the cheques signed by the
deceased to the gentlemen named would
exhaust the ready cash in the bank belonging to the estate. That there were small
pressing debts for funeral
EXPENSES TO BE PAID,
and tbat the gentlemen named had each
loaned (yl00 out of their cheques to the
lawyers to pay theso debts pending suoh
time as the securities and the rest of the
estate could be realized upon. When this
was done the money would be repaid. He
said that tho rabbi would be expected to
contribute as bis proportion $1011, and he
would be obliged if he would give him a
cheque for that amount. The rabbi felt
suspicious, and he asked tbe man to get the
cheque marked and then call again, and he
would give him thc S100. The man said
all right, and said he would b3 back about
seven o'clock in the evening. As soon as
he was gone, the rabbi communicated with
the detective office, and thero learned that
his visitor was wantel for playing a similar
trick on Mr. Samuel Alcorn. It was arranged that Detective Slemin would go up
to the rabbi's house at seven o'clock, and
wait for tbe mysterious attorney.
About five o'clock the stranger called
again at tbe rabbi's place. He had the
cheque marked, but tbe marking was
clumsily done with a pen in red ink in imitation of a rubber stamp, and word was at
once sent to the detective office. Slemin
started for the scene in hot baste, and
managed to catch his man as he was about
to escape out of Iho house.
The prisoner was taken to police headquarters, where he gave liis name as Thomas
G. Mathieson. Hc is very respectable in
appearance, and ho is dressed in semi-clerical
garb. He said he lived at 910 Queen street
west.and that he had been at workstringing
wireB for the Street Railway Company.
This man has been the bete noir of the
detectives for three months or more. He
has about a score of cases reaistercd against
him in the " Occurrence Book" and the
ingenuity he displayed in
IMS VARIOUS TRANSACTIONS
would have earned him an honest living in
almost any line of life. On Dec. 16th. he
played the same identical trick on Mr. Samuel Alcorn that be attempted on Mr. Lazarus. He represented to Mr. Alcorn that
he was Mr. Brock, of Messrs Casaela and
Brock, barristers, and be produced an
alleged extract from the will of the late
Mrs. Randolph "vlcDonald. This clause
gave $ 1,000 each to M r. W. If. Howland, Mr.
Hooper, the druggist, Mr. Dixon, of Messrs.
Dixon, Ansley and Martin, and to Mr.
Alcorn,to bc distributed by tbem in charily.
Hn hud a cheque from tho deceased for Mr.
Alcorn, apparently marked by the bank
teller as good, and he explained thatthe
funeral expenses amounted to $403,and that
each of the gent'emen named, iu the will
weregivingSIOOusaloan till the estate was
disposed of. Mr. Alcorn believed the story
and gave him the cheque. Next morning lie
realized tbat he had been swindled.
The next case was ou Jan. lllh, when a
man answering to the description of Mathieson called at Mrs. Cawtbra's, Beverley street,
soliciting money for tho Rowland me morial
fund. He was given ten dollars. Ou Jan.
llth ho went to tho Bon Marche and purchased some blankets for the Victoria hospital for sick children. He presented a
cheque purporting to be signed by Mrs.
George Gooderham, but they would not
cash the cheque until it was verified, and
he failed to connect thoio. On the '20lh ho
oallel at Mr. George Bedell's furniture
store and purohasodasome cots for the Sick
Children's hospital, He presontodaoheque
for $100 from Miss Jessie Gooderham to
Mr, John Ross Robertson, and endorsed
apparently by thai gentleman,   He got the
change.    It is  also supposed that he 1,\,
been collecting for the Children's hospital
and other oharltloa,   Itis plan was t��� hire!
a horse and rig and do his tolleotlngin state, i
lie would drive up tc a house and with a I
K'jl   t.my     viun  a   dulse   ut-iuijyini;   tu   .<!,.
Hubbard while engaged in this class oi
work, and traded the horse to a man ou
Avenue road. It is a'so supposed by
the police that he is the man who has been
walking a1 out town collecting accounts for
.Mr. Stone, tlie undertaker. The accounts
were stolen from the desk in Mr. Stone's
office. It is said alsp that he tried to swindle Rev. Mr. Sims, of the Congregational
church, and a!so a high Roman Catholic
dignitary on the will scheme. Taken
altogether, if wha; they attribute lo
Mathieson is true, he must bo possessed of
a monumental amount of nerve.
PEAELS OF TRUTH.
They never pardon who commit the
wrong.
When the judgment is weak the prejudice
ia strong.
The meek enjoy almost a perpetual Sabbath.
No one who can rot master himself is
worthy to rule.
The greatest misfortunes men fall into
arise from themselves.
Worth begets, in base minds, envy ; in
groat souls, emulation.
In manners, tranquility is the supreme
power.
At a touch sweet Pleasure melteth, like
to bubbles when rain peltelh,
The foundation of domestic happiness is
faith in the virtue of woman.
Education is our only political Bafety.
Oulside of this ark all is deluge.
I have lived to thank God that all my
prayers have not been answered.
It is but a poor eloquence which only
shows that the orator can talk.
Oh, what authority and show of truth can
cunning sin cover itself withal.
All other knowledge is hurtful to him
who has not honesty and good nature.
As the Greek said, many men know how
to Hatter; few know how to praise.
Weariness can snore npon the flint when
restive sloth finds the down pillow hard.
Unless a tree has borne blossoms in
spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it
in lhe autumn.
A face that can not smile is like a bud
tbat can not blossom, which dries up on
the stalk.
Itis forbidden to quit a post without
the permission of the commander. Life ia
the post of a man,
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good actious; try to use ordinary situations.
I choose thenoblerpartof Emerson, when,
after various disenobantments, he exclaims,
"l covet truth."
He that delightetb in and scorneth the
misery of another shall one time or other
fall into it himself,
Stretched on the rack of a too easy chair,
and heard thy everlasting yawn confess
the pains and penalties of idleness.
It is not their long reigns, nor tbeir frequent changes, which occasion the fall of
empires, but their abuse of power.
Thc means heaven yields must be embraced, andnot neglected; else, if heaven would,
and we will not, heaven's offer  we refuse.
A Terrible Vojage-
The British schooner Oladdu Belle, Captain Donnelly,bouL(l fromCadiz to St. John's,
Newfoundland, with a cargo of salt, after
being forty-three days at sea has put into
Queenstown ina terribly battered condition,
having narrowly escaped foundering in
mid-ocean. Capt Donnelly says that when
he got more than 1000 miles west of the
Irish coast a perfect hurricane was encountered, which lasted during the 9th, 10th,
llth, and 12thult,, and tbe vessel's sails
were torn into shreds by the force of the
wind. Mountainous seas also pounded her,
swept her decks, and flooded the cabins.
The foretopmast, topgallantmast, maintop-
mast, jibboom, bulwarks, and stanchions
were carried away,and the lifeboat smashed
and galley demolished, and to save the ship
from foundering twenty-four tons of cargo
had to be thrown overboard. On the 10th
ult.,during the prevalance of the hurricane,
Capt. Donnelly says that he observed a
large steamer, apparently a tramp, labouring very heavily in the trough of the huge
seas as though unmanageable,and soon after
he and other members of his crew saw her
go down with everybody on board, The
weather was terrific at the time, and as he
was in danger of his own vessel foundering
also, as she was rail under, he brought her
head round, and abandoning tbo voyage,
ran before the storm for Queenstown with
one sail, all the others having been blown
out of the bolt ropes. Captain Donnelly
statea that he never before experienced
anything approaching in eevcrity the awful
weather whicli prevailed in the Atlantic on
the 9th, 10th, llth, and 12th ult.
On the Eoad to Dreamtown.
C  \:o here, my sleepy darling, and climb upon
my knee,
Audio, all in a moment, a trusty steed 'twill
he
To bear you to that country where troubles aro
forgot,
And we'll set oil'for Dreamtown,
Trot,
Trot,
Trot!
0 listen! Hells of Dreamland aro ringing soft
and low!
What it pleasant, pleasant country it is through
which we go;
And little, nodding travelers aro seen in every
spot,
All riding off to Dreamtown,
Trot,
Trot,
Trot!
The lights begin to twinkle above us in tho
sky,
Thc star-lamps that the angels arc hanging out
on high,
To guide thc drowsy travelers whore danger
lurkoth not.
As they ride off to Dreamland,
Trot,
Trot,
Trot!
Snug in a Wild-rose cradle tho warm wind
rocks I he bee;
The little birds arc sleeping in overy bush and
tree,
1 wonder what lliey dream off  They dream,
and answer not,
As we ride by to Dreamtown,
Trot,
Trot,
Trot!
Our journey's almost over. The sleepy town's
in sight
Wherein my drowsy darling must tarry overnight.
How .-till it is, how peaceful, In tills delightful
spot,
As we ride into Dreamtown,
Trot,
Trot,
Trot I
Oiadle Son-;-
I've made a nest for dearie,
A snowy nest, for deario���
Nid-nod, nid-nod;
Willi golden strands by elflns spun
I've spread it o'er, J've spread it o'er,
'Tis only big enough for ono,
'Twill hold no more, 'twill hold no moro!
I've lined It all with misty dreams,
And tucked il in with slumber swcot,
And where the yellow moonlight slroams.
To make the dainty thing complete,
I've set nn emerald star a fur
To wink and blink at dearie,
I've mnde a nest for bonnie,
A silken nest for bonnie���
Ho-huni, ho-hum;
I've sprinkled it with rich perfume,
With spices rarol'vo twined ir,
And o'er it hung a sleep-god's plume
That slumber sprites muy Und it;
Within a shadow deep it swings,
While soft winds pipe a lullaby,
And tiny gnomes with dusky wings
A-ne.'ir it playing, dance and Ily���
Wee fairies come, so bright the night,
To leap and creep o'er bounie.
I've made a nc-t for laddie,
A cczy nest for laddie���
Holgh-o, heigh-o;
In damask rich and fur 'tis done,
A prcc ous store, a precious store I
'Tis only big enough for one,
'Twill bold no more, 'twill hold no more!
So liltle snowbird, seek thy nest
Where fancy's form may charm thoo,
Its soft embrace will bring thee rest,
And nothing there shall harm thoo,
While angels in tho skies their eyes
Inclino toward thine, my laddiol
The Wishing Well.
ground its shining edge three sat them down
Beyond tho desert, 'neatli the palms' green
ring.
"I wish," spake one, "the gems of Izza's
crown,
For then would I bo Izza and a King I"
Another, " I thc royal robe he wears,
To hear mon say, ' Behold, a King walks
horo!'"
And cried Iho third
hairs ^^^^^^^^
I'd have his throne! Then should men cringe
and fear!"
.... ���..s,,���,. u.���..���.,������ r���K,M',,aur,i,r-j
er and n mountain Mon.
He had reached the fort as a driver of
oneof the freighters' teams���a supple yet
powerfully built man, whose coal-black
eyes had a glitter in them to remind you of
the looks of a wolf when driven to bay. |
Two days after bis coming a corporal's The Battle by Sight
guard was ordered out to arrest him for
murder. The courior had brought in a
message from Galatin that thc man had
murdered and robbed his comrade, lie
sat at his camp fire smoking his pipe as the
three soldiers approached. When ordered
to accompany them he knocked tho ashes
from his pipe, quietly arose, and in the,     ._ .  	
next thirty seconds bad shot two  of tbe J the last writing on  January 7
men dead in their tracks and mounted a | by cable, the  Aquidaban
Latest Authentic News From Rio
Janeiro,
for Nnriingne, und
llie Disaster l��� the tllm-klng Parly-
Inaurgenls Said to be Loalng Steadily
Notwithstanding Apparent t'alns-
Hello anld to Have Been Deposed Be-
canteofUii Failure to Sei-ure Aid.
A Rio Janeiro special says :���There  has
beeu very little change in the situation since
As  noted
came  back  to
mule and headed for the mountain range, to  port, following whioh the  crest of  Con-
tbo south.   Fifteen minutes later a cavalry oeicao Island, heretofore unoccupied,  wai
' Now by his long grey
A Cat in a Ohuroh Organ,
During morning service at one of the
largest churches in North-Weat London���
the church of the Good Shepherd, illanshold
Road���on Sunday, the congregation were
repeatedly startled by a myBterious noise
proceeding from the interior of the organ.
The organist was most perplexed of all, but
tbe noise, a continued tapping on one of
the largest pipes, was quite beyond his control. Service over, he determined to find
out where the noise came from and what
was the cause of it. Having procured a
screw-driver, he, with tho aid of some of
the choristers, took out one of the sides of
thc organ. As Boon as this was dono, and
the light streamed into the instrument,
Bounds of " Mew, mew" were heard from
the interior, and, crouching under the
foot of a large pipe, was found a black and
white cat, Pussy was soon released and
placed on the chancel floor, but before the
orjanist had time to see ii she had been injured she nunc 1 down the aisle and out of
the church, apparently none the worse for
her imprisonment.
They Needed no Pressing-
Cholly���"Thero was one thing in favour
of the boiler-plate trousers the old knights
wore."
Cnappie���"What was that!"
Cholly���"If  they once got  a  crease in
them it would stay."
One pound's weight of bees con loins 5 2'd'i
I Moots.
They quaffed thc blosied draught and went
their way
To where the city's gilded turrets shono;
Then from tho shadowed palms, whero rostod
they, '   '
Stepped one, with bowed gray head, and passed alone.
His arms upon his breast, bis eyes down bent
Against tho fading light a shadow straight:
Across the yellow sand, musing, ho went '
vV'hcro in the sunset gleamed tho city's gato.
Lo, the next morrow a command did bring
To three who tarried in that city's wall,
Which bade them hasten straightway to tho
King,
Izza, the Great; und straightway went thoy
all,
With questioning and wonder in each mind.
Majestic On his gloaming throne was hc,
Izza the Just, the kinglicst it llis kind!
Ilis eagb gaze upon thc strangers threo
Bont; to the first ho spake, " Something doth
tell
Mc thut to-day my jewelled crown should
Ho
Upon thy brow that it bo proven wotl
How any man may bo a king [hereby."
And to tho second, "Still the samo hath told
That though shall don thin robe of royalty,
And-" to the third-" that thou this sceptre hold
To show a king lo such a man as i!"
And straightway it was dono.  Then Izza
spake
Unto the guards and said, "(ioi Bring thoo
now
From out the city wall n child to mako
Its first obeisance lo tbe King.  Speed thou 1
In tea's name, l/.za. lhc greal nnd good
Went this strango worn 'mid stir and trum-
pel's ring,
And straightway camo alone and wondering
stood
A child within the prosonoo of the King,
The King! Her dark oyes, flashing, fearless
gazed
To where 'mid pomp and splendor llireo thero
sate.
One, 'nealh n glittering crown, shrunk soro
iiinnzd;
One cringed upon lho curven throno of stale,
Tho third, wrapped with a royal robo, hung
low
His head in awkward shame, und could not
roc
Beyond tho blazon lieiji, I hut was to show
How any man thin garbed a king might boi
Wondering, paused tho child, then turned to
whero
One stood apart, his arms neross his breast;
No crown upon lhe silver of hit, hair,
Bluck-gowned and still, of stately mien possessed ;
No 'brniderod robe nor goin mud device to
toll
WIlOBO was that brow, majestic with ils mind;
But In, one look, und straight sho prostrate
fell
Before groat Izza, klngllost of his kind I
Around tho shining Well al, close of day,
Beyond the desert, 'neiith lhc palms' green
ring,
I erco slopped lo,iiiaii a draught and paused
to say
" Life to great Izza!   Long may hc bo rtblll1
""'giniii Woodward Cloud.
sergeant and ten men were in pursuit, with
orders to bring the man back, dead or
alive.
As we rode away from tbe fort we had
bim fairly under our eyes on the plain below. He had a start of more than two
miles and a good animal under him. The
mountain was fourteen miles away, and we
must ride fast to overhaul him. The pace
was a killing one as we got fairly startei'
and for the first half hour wo gained on
him. Then we could do no more than boi"
him even, -witli tbe distance ofa milo in his
favor. Now and then he turnod to look
over his ahoulder, and now and then he
waved his hand and uttered yell of defiance.
He rodo straight at the mountain, and we.
followed. Wo were still a mile behind hiin
as ho crossed tbe swells lying out on the
flank of the spur like an abatis before an
ear.hwork. We gained a bit on him here,
but lie was still beyond range of our carbines as he Hung himself off his mule ami
disappeared in a ravine. Three or four
minutes later we were off our horses and
after him. For the first liundred feet the
rift was uot over twenty feet wide and the
path obstructed by masses of rock fallen
from above. Then it made a bend and
widened, then onother bend and narrowed
to ten feet, and as we pushed ahead we
saw that it ended abruptly against rock
cliffs almost plumb up and down. The
murderer hud rushed into a trap. As wo
turned tbo last bend we saw him standing
at bay not more than forty feet away. Tbe
lightof day filtered down through tho cedars until he was plainly revealed, and I
emember that streaks of sunshine lay here
and there on tho wet and ragged rocks behind him.
" We are to take you, dead or alive !"
said thc sergeant as we came to a halt in
line across the canyon.
" Then you'll take mc dead I" replied the
man.
We had left two men with the horses, but
we had eight carbines aud thc sergeant was
armed with a revolver.
" This isn't a fair show," Baid the fugitive as he stood glaring at ub. " You'll kill
me, of course, but I'll wipe out throo or four
of you first!"
" Better quietly surrender," replied the
sergeant in a coaxing voico. " We are only
obeying orders and don't want any shooting-,"
Thc man's hands hung by hia side. Liko
a flash of lightning the right tirm came up,
and hia pistol was leveled on tho sergeant,
who was a step in advance of thc line.
" Sergeant, give tho order for your men
to go back !" he commanded.
" I can't do that," protested the sergeant.
" You've got the drop on me, but I'd better
die hero than go baok and report that you
stood me off."
" Men, I'm going to count ten and then
shoot 1" called the fellow. " If there's ono
of you left in front ot me when I'm done
counting I'll put a bullet through the sergeant's head 1"
" Don't move from your tracks 1" commanded tho sergeant.
"One, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight, nine���"
The man counted slowly and distinctly,
and everything was so quiet down there
that his voice seemed to come out of a grave.
We had our carbines at a trail. If he
fired we would bring them up and givo him
a volley. The sergeant stood like a atotuo,
though never doubting that thc man was
counting away the seen Is of his life, Rut
it was not to be. As ho counted nine
thore was a tieroo scream iu the cedars
above him, a dark object soemed to sail
through the gloom, and the report of a re-
volvci brought a hundred echoes. Ten
minutes later a mountain lion stood facing
us, with his paws ou the murderer's pios-
trate body. Up came the carbines and tho
discharge was like a crash of thunder. Four
or fivo of tho ounce bullets struck the lion
in bead and breast and ho waa doad as we
advanced.
'' A nd this fellow, too," said tho sergcan t,
as wo pulled tho eorpso aside. " Seo ? His
nock is broken. The boast killed him with
a blow of his pawas he crushed hiin down."
fortified and Mocan;ue Islaud was recaptured from the Government forces. The
light for Mooangue began in tbe night,
Three armed tugs and an armed merchant
ship ran close in and began pelting the
sandbag fort that stood on a rounded knoll.
The garison to the number of 100, wero
about all asleep. The storm of projectiles
was followed by a throng of sailors, landed
to take the fort. The Government officers
shouted ; "Save yourselves who can," and
there was a wild rush down the hillside toward the mainland. A ship's cutter and a
steam launch lay at a pier and into these
the soldiers tumbled. An insurgent tug
appeared, a shot disabled the launch, and
the cutter sank under Us load, A host
tried to swim to the mainland, bnt many
gave it up, and only '.'(J succeeded. The
prisoners taken by the insui gents numbered
I'.'n and 20 escaped. Over twenty are dead
and missing,probabiy drowned in trying to
cross to the mainland.
ATTACK ON NICTIlEl'.OV.
On the night of the 16th an attack was
made on the port Niotheroy (the mainland),
where the railroad station stands. The
landing party was very determined and
got to the station, but had to leave it before
tbey could destroy-either building or track.
In this foray the Government troops lost
aboutfiOkiilcd, while the numbers of wounded in the Niotheroy hospitals rose from
some fewer than Kill to 257.
Theso two are the only aggressive fights
that the insurgents have made that bave
accomplished anything, They have regained
Mooangue with three cannon, cf which the
largest is a 12 pounder. Tho insurgents'
sympathizers were at first greatly elated,
but as a matter of fact the gain was insignificant, while tlieir failure on the night
of the 10th was really a serious matter.
The insurgents have said, and believed,
that at the first opportunity the National
Guards, who have alone done the fighting
in Niotheroy, would turu against the Government. The tight of the 10th showed
tbis to be untrue. They stood to their guns
as well as ever untrained South American
troops were known to do, and they eventually beat off the trained insurgent soldiers.
The insurgent hopo of a revolt in the army
is gone. Their hope of effecting a permanent
landing on the Niotheroy side is gone, and
there is reason to believe their hope of bringing a forco of Rio Grande do Sul cowboys
here is gone.
WAS HELLO DRrOSBD:
An ardent insurgent said to-day, as cabled,
that when the Aquidaban left Paranagua to
return here, Mello was put out of command
for failing to secure the troops he had gone
to get and for remaining at I'arai-agua inactive after the failure became apparent.
His younger and more hopeful officers
wanted to return to Kio and fight it out,
and mutinied, taking Aquidaban and ItMK** '
ing Mello with a personal following'bn the
Republics. Experienced naval officers say
without exception that the insurgents have
been losing steadily, in spite ot apparent
gains. Capt.I'ieking.ofthel harlestoniCapt.
Terry, of tbe Newark, and Capt. Ilrownaon,
of the Detroit, have expressed this view,
and Admiral Benham, although here but a
short time, says he sees no hope for them.
Even the British naval officers, who have
been enthusiastic talkers for the insurgent
cause, now admit that it is hopeless.
TRIP TO XIl'TUEKUV
A trip to Nictheroy in a fishing boat
that passed around outside the forts to tho
eastern side ot the bay was made last woek
by a young man to secure a trustworthy
account of affairs there. Letters from him
say that the beach where Mello was expect"
ed to land hia forces was guarded by 21)0
meu, while the whole Government force in
and about Nictheroy was about 3,000 or
4,000. The mounting oi new canunn is going on continually at poiuts that command
the bay or to guard landing places. Most
of these guns ore modern 30 or "0-pounders.
A few muzzle-loaders of greater calibre
are found. Four guns that had bcen dismounted by shells were seen. Nictheroy
has been bombarded more or less every day
for four months wilb modern guns and yet
no building has been wholly destroyed except the City ball and barrackH near the
forts. Many buildings have beei. b' l.d
Bevcral have had a side wall almost completely torn off. It Is estimated that $100,-
000 gold will more than make tbo damage
good,
BUSINESS imrai.Y7.fd.
Business is paralyzed and scores of poor
poople gather about the barracks at meal
time to lick up the scraps and refuse from
tlle tables of the soldiers. It is the general
opinion that affairs here are in such a condition that the war may end at any time,
oil her by the flight or surrender of Da Gama,
but if I19 chooses to fight it out he can ccr-
reached Sydney, he"hastened to West Aus-1 tai",v ���lo1,1 0I1 ,or "lonths. He is getting
tralia to prospect, and was at the tunc of! ''"''y contributions of gold from jponarehiste
his death on tho way to Perth with thef ���pooulators, eto., and the ahlpa in the har-
machinory for tho development of a reef, '-��r wi" a" 8el1 whal '"PP"'8 they have to
which he had discovered, It is asserted ', 8l'aro wllcn lne customer pays in gold.
that in all his dealings with the people in |
A Baronet's Strange Career-
Troth ia often Btranger than fiction. This
case illustrates tbo saying very forcibly. A
miner, who had been known as Edward
Pooro, died very Suddenly, Aftor death be
was identified by Ida friends in Melbourne
aa Sir Edward I'oorc, Hart., of Bushiill, in
tbo county of Wilts, England. It seems
that hc went to Australia in the early part
of tho seventies, and, dropping his aristo-
oratlo associations, becamo in timo an or-
dlnary day labourer, signing himself " Ned
the Pile Driver." He afterwards took to i
hotel-keeping, and when the nows of lhe
discovery of the gold fields as Coolgardio |
tho colonics l'ooro never disclosed his rank,
Cicero shook a nation wiih bis words,and
though of lato years it la said hc took to y t he could not bridle  a donkey  or tack
impressing Iiis crest���a cupid arm grasping  dowr a carpet.
he
re-
an  arrow���upon  all  cheques   which
signed.   The  deceased, it  ia further
ported, made a statement on one occasion
lhat hia oldest son, Richard, of the Royal
Navy, who would have been his heir, died
in Sydney some years ago, so that his son i
Herbert,  born in  ISO'),  wonld succeed to
the title and what is left of tho estate.
King Solomon couldn't hive hung a
screen door to save Ins neck, and if he hail
been asked to hang a roller-curtain or put
a new leg on lhe family loungo bc would
lmvo been as helpless as an infant.
Plutarch couldn't have put on a pair of
two-shiliin,' suspenders, made a horseshoe
nail answer (or a button, nor rejuvenated a
celluloid collar from a comatose state, Ho
travelled cxtens'vely.ond y,l any buncoman
-^^___ ol today would have found him a fat take.
Kate���"Why does Mr, Littlebraln stutter He delivered lectures on philosophy but
tried to pull a ��ick thiough a cold   tallow
somebody told lum he ought candle,   Ho could speak twelve languages,
I'.iln, and he is trying I bill w ,     !��� nl in all when hc saw a wheel-
laavirow ior the firat time.
Not a Thinker.
So !
Jano-"Oh
to think before It
to follow the advice, Good Friday yesterday.
Easter eggs at Sum Needham's.
, Go to R. Tapping's for your hand
aleighs,
, Ladies' tailor made jackets, &o., at R,
ti. Wilson's.
C. B. Hume k Co. havo just reoeived
i ourload of oats.
, Hard and soft felt hats in great variety
at Bourne Bros.
, Entertainment at Peterson's Hall tonight at 8 o'olook.
. School was closed yesterday and will
���not re open until Tuesday morning,
. New Dress Making aud Tailoring Departments have been fitted up at 11, N.
Coursier's.
Tom Home came homo early in the
week and left for Okanagan on Thursday night.
. Mr. Bennett,aooonntant of Kumloops,
������pent three days in town this week, reluming home on Thursday.
Miss Stella Brown came up from
Kamloops on Thursday's train to spend
the holidays with her parents,
A beautiful assortment of Spring
Dress Goods and Trimmings are being
Opened up at H. N. Coursier's.
, A full rauge of Ladios', Misses' and
Children's Spring Hats will shortly be
opened up at H. N. Coursier's.
Easter comes early this year. Too
���jarly for tbo opening of tho cricket or
baseball seasou.   Too much suow.
Mr. J. I, Woodrow was elected ohief
engineer of Revelstoke Firo Brigade
last week, not Mr. A. H. Holdich, as we
Stated.
I.O.O.F.-Revelstoke Lodge No. 25
jneets in Oddfellow's Hall every Thursday night at 8 o'clock. Seoretary, Geo.
Newman.
Choice Teas.���We have on band fragrant flavored Green and plain Black,
Try our 50o. Sterling Brand Bla.k Tea.
0. B. Hnme & Co.
Business is oponiog np early this
season witb the Revelstoke Lumber Co,
They have already oommenoed shipping
lumber both east and west. They havo
&ot out their summer supply of logs and
expect a brisk building boom right
along.
Itch on human and horses and all
animals cured in 30 minutes by Wool-
ford's Sanitary Lotion. This never fails,
Sold at Revelstoke Pharmaoy.
Rev. C. T. Baylis will preach an Faster sermon in Peterson's Hallt o-jsorrow
afternoon at 3 o'clock and at the residence of Mr.Thos. Lewis at 7.30.
Fred Ahlin went east on Wednesday.
It is said be bas gone to cousult an eminent limb of the law witb regard to certain recent occurrences in town.
Don't forget tbat tbe fullest range in
the upper oountry of Ladies Dress
Goods, Hats and Trimmings will be
shown tbis spring at H. N. Coursier's,
, Mr. Angus Stuart, late editor of tho
Yernou News, spent two days in towu
tbis week. Mr. Stuart is about starting
a paper at Fairview, and will be sure to
turn out a first class one. The new
publication will appear tbe first week
in April.
Messrs. A. H. Harrison and E. Bar-
���ihard arrived up from Trout Lako ou
Thursday night, having walked tho
whole distance. They roport that tho
Silver Cup claim is improving greatly
as development work proceeds, and will
tnake a magnificent mine.
C. B. Hume k Co. desire to iufoini
ihe ladies of Revelstoko and viciuify
shat they bave a few remnauta of Dross
Goods and Prints whioh they are selling
it exceedingly low prices. Stook must
be cleared out within tbe next ton days
to make room for summer goods,
English Spavin Liniment removes all
iard,- soft or calloused lumps and blemished from horses. Blood spavin, curbs,
splints, ringbone, sweenoy, stifles, sore
and swollen throat, coughs, spraius, io.
Save$50by use of obs bottle. Warranted
ihe most wonderful Blemish Cure ever
known. The Rovelstoke 1'harmacy,
. .The weekly meeting of the i'oung
1'eople's Epworth League in the Methodist Church on Tuesday evening was
devoted mostly to prayer and testimony,
with su address on "Prayer" by Rev.
C. A. Prucunier, the discussion beiug
(Carried on by Miss Maxfield anl Messrs.
Howsoa, Ramsey and others. Neil
�����safc there will be reading, masio, singing, &c   All welcome.
At theY. P. S, C. E. in tbo Presbyterian sburoh on Monday nigbt Mr. T.
lisis gavo an addruss on " Turning
ihe Tougue," and tbe after dissuasion was ably inuntuiued by Messrs,
'.Tapping, Laing, Lewis, Fretx, Baylis
and Miss Maxfield, Next Mouday night
will be devoted to music, songs, recitations ic.   All Weiotu-*
Mr. Glenn, who wis so terribly bnrt
at. LUU'i Landing about two months ago,
vwed here from New Westminster
Btspila! last Sfttuiday, He is able io
talk ��boal, but it will bo a long time, if
svsr, before be can work again. Be
was tike* down to his raach yesterday.
'Tho eiasfc against O'Leary for assault
���will cemt) ip in New Westminatei d
May Uloiin has also a ansa against
O'Leary ior damages tor 85,00ft
Mr. sit** art, chief migiueer I', ,' A
L. Ry.gOBd (ttesars, fiiolutrdsoa and
Caokmaj of bis stuff, oamo ep from
foeis camp oa Sunday, Mr, Stowart
%tB>> west on SutiiU}'' trull), nnd the
iatt-sr ivto gentlemen li ve b<. -i buoy
xniiiog preparations for the erection of
jsv ante bon-ls for tht) railway bridge
t**a*088 the Illeciih na t Hive, ','cturn-
|M fcck'.w on Tuesday,
Rin;*TSATif'iii;i;iiKij in \ Dai,��� Sontlv
tjnotkt.il Rheumatic Cns, forRheuma-
H-nm- uad Beuialgia cadi ���,.';;. suw-i j, I
to 5 ,Im"s, [ts aotiou ftpou. th .,
tau itsabto aud mysteiio is, 11 ten
it ro .v I fc�� HAM aa I the d 'mete ������������-���   ���
���Jta-t-jiy tUmipent* Hie 'A-',
Ti��.efit:i���'e, eenift.   .-.-��� lite Ki iet !
'Syn'ii'y
me western Milling: Uo.
(LIMITED.)
REVELSTOKE   BRANCH.
Have always on hand a COMPLETE STOCK of
FLOUR
HAY
GROCERIES
Enlargement
Premises
STILL AT THE OLD STAND
By purchasing from Us You can get Yonr Flonr at
a small advance of freight and mill charges.
T. L. HAIG,
NOTARY PUBLIC : REVELSTOKE, B. C.
Mining and Real Estate Broker and General
Commission Agent.
FIRE, LIFE & ACCIDENT INSURANCE.
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE KOOTENAY SMELTING AND
TRADING SYNDICATE.
agent for TROUT LAKE CITY, KiSLO CITY, MKUSP & other
TOWUSITB8.
F.  FRASER,
Dealer in
DAIRY & GARDEN PRODUCi
Established 1888. .JM
OLDEST dairy 1|M
IN   WEST   KOOTENAY.        ���WlH
A1 Dairy Cows and Young Stock for Sale.
Orders by mail promptly attended to.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
(:) SENATE MIL (:)
PBONT    STREET   -   *   -   *   ��   KEVELSTOKE
FIELD & EQUEK2, Proprietors.
Fir-.t-ela.ss Table.   Good Beds.   Everything Xew -md Clean.
LARGEST DINING ROOM  IN' T0WH.
Tha Bedrooms are warm and newly Furnished.
Beit Brands of Wines, Llo-uars uud Cigars.
.'.Genuine Reductions;.
WE Have a number of places of PRIST and DRESS
GOODS in Stock vvliirli we desire in HELL <M T
before getting in our Nen Stoeft ot SPRING
GOODS, and in order to <i*> tkis we tee offering them at
80 PEK GENT. BELOW THE 1781 VI, PRICKS.
Pilose whir rotinfre PiTrrfs nr   (tn-** f.,,���<i.  (nr  iii<-
coming summer will dud Lt greatly to their tulvautagelo
l,uy  HOW.
C. B. Hume & Company
H. N. COURSIER,
KEVELSTOKE,
GENERA I, MERCHANTS,
evelstoke, New Denver
��� ani
-DEALERS    IN
DRY GOODS, PROVISIONS,
' 8UPJ
I S%   JUASJi If mm$
Harness,
IS AM SHOES.
FLOUR,OATS, SHORTS AND ALL KINDS OF FEW,
DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES,
WALL PAPER, Etc.
Giant Powder kept in stock at New Denver and
Nakusp.
BeveUtoke Station.
R.  HOWSON,
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Casket*
Shrouds, &c.
REYBLSTOB1      F Q<
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