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Array f OL. V.
No. 26.
, The W. D. Bbyoe Co. of Chicago
Want a gooil bustling boy or giii in
every towu in the Uuited States and
Canada to sell their famous weekly
illustrated papers. The BAtumMi
Blade and , the .Chicago Lkdoeb.
They are' to be sold on the streets, in
shops, stores, oto. Thousands of
boys are now making money doing
this, as it ia an easy matter after
once fairly started.. No expense to
begin, Send name to above oddruSB
and receive instructions and stationery.
Ru-ie-' in Six Hoi'mL-Distressing
kidney und hludiler diseases relieved
in six hours by the New Great South
American Kidney Cure, This new
remedy is a great surprisu and delight to physicians, on account of its
exceediug promptness iu relieving
pain in the bladder, kidneys, back
and every part of the urinary passages in male or female. It relieves I
retention of water and pain in pussiug
it almost immediately. If you want
quick relief and cure this is your
remedy,   At Bevelstoke Pharmacy.
Shareholders of the Bevelstoke Printing and Publishing Company (Lim.)
will be held in the Schoolhouse on
TuEsiJA'-? evening next at 8 o'clock
io arrange most urgent and important business. All Shareholders are
particularly desired to attend,
Secretary pro. tern.
��� Bevelstoke, Dec, oUTTSSB.
Sara Lord Bailey
Friday, December is,
Commence at Eight o'clock.
. nt, , -+3
',' The Boston Vendors' Call.". .Bailey
''How the Ladies usually Fish."....
',' Money Musk."	
"LifeM iip&lii..,	
" Prompt Obedience.''	
, Selected.	
'��� Engineer's Signal." Bnrdette
" Boyal Bumper Degree."	
"God Save the Queen."
is a very annoying accident tbat could
sever, happen witb a well-made shoe.
Hand stitched soles, such as those
made by Bickerton, have to weak off.
You will find that
ire positively the' best for wear in
this country. An easy, perfect fit
guaranteed, and the style and appearance equal to anything you oan
buy in the stores. You ean also get
your repairing done while you wait.
You'll find Bickerton on
If not, go to the Pharmacy and get
fitted with a pair of
Laurence's Glasses.
Prises tbe same all  over Canada.
Revelstoke Pharmacy
0. & H, LEWIS,
Mm AND C0tmCTI0..EliZ.
Cutcred for.
Front Street,
New Denver, B.C.
flt-nvti Orniitfl win be obtained direot
lh>rii tbo Govern men I for nil lots in
tHH t/tSM ht Nnvv DeflVefl
Mr, Hy. Hay and son have almost entirely recovered from mountain fever.
C. B. Hume .t Co. have a full line of
Oranby Rubbers fur ladies and gentle
G. H. Williams, druggist, Kaslo, bas
assigned to William Carrington, of tho
same place,
Mr. H. D. Helmcken, of Victoria, has
been appointed  B. C. agent  for the
' Kootenay Miuing k Smelting Co.
Dr. McLeau went to Salmon Arm last
week aud assisted at the birth of a
daughter to .Mr, nnd .Mrs. P, Shaw.
B. ti. Wilson, merchant tailor, is
offering bis stock at exceptionally cheap
rates to niakn room for now goods.
C. B. Hume k Co, havo just reoeived
a complete assortment of ladies', misses''
nnd children's shoes, slippers aud overshoes.
Mr. Fraser, J.P., has offered to give
tbe Fire Brigade a 25ft. vacant lot near
the blacksmith shop at the bottom of
Front Street.
Bev. C, A. Procnnier will preach iu the
Methodist church to-morrow; morning
ut 10.30, evening at 7.30. Sunday-school
in tho church at 2.30.
Itch on human and horses and all
animals cured iu 30 minutes by Wool-
ford's Sanitary Lotion. This never fails.
Sold at Revelstoke Pharmacy,
There is to be a meeting of the shareholders of the Revelstoke Printing aud
Publishing Company in the schoolhouse
next Tuesday evening.   See advt.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bourne and
Mrs, Bourne's sistor, Miss Anna Caluin,
left last Saturday for San Francisco,
where they will spend the winter.
Those desiring Christmas Cakes and
Fanoy Breads will do well to leave their
orders at the Bakery. Special attention
will be given to that department in
Messrs. F. Wrong and C. N. Nelles
are preparing to open a restanrant at
the Green Slide, whioh will probably be
a busy settlement all winter. We wish
them every success.
Tenders for the Parliament buildings
at Viotoria were opened last week, the
number of tenders being abont 250.
The contracts awarded went mostly to
British Columbians.
The new fire engine bonse is fast approaching completion under the able
foreruanship of Mr. Haskins. Tbe roof
will be on by this evening. Full report
will appear next week.
James Crawford, of Crawford's Land*
ing, is laid np with the grip at the
Columbia House. Tbo poor old man
met with a nasty tall last week, whioh
caused him great pain. He is being
well cared for,
Mr. J. Noel, who has had the oontract
for running the bar on the 0 k K, Nav.
Co.'s boats this seasou and whose fanr'ly
have resided here dnring the summer,
left last evening for Vancouver, where
they will stop for tbe winter,
Every child in the town may be made
happy. How ? By taking them to the
Pbarmaoy to see the new stock of Toys
and Fanoy Goods there displayed. The
ladies, also, will find pretty and suitable
Christmas Presents at the Pbarmaoy.
Drop in and inspect them.
English Spavin Liniment removes all
hard, soft or calloused lumps aod blemished from horses. Blood spavin, ourbs,
splints, ringbone, sweeney, stifles, sore
and swollen throat, coughs, sprains, ko.
Save $50 by use of one bottle. Warraited
the most wonderful Blemish Cure ever
known.   Tbe Bevelstoke Pharmacy.
Fred .Gray, a young man suffering
from severe pleurisy, was sent to the
Kamloops hospital this week, and had
great difficulty in obtaining admission
to that institution because be came
fboji Bevelstoke! If Bevelstokians
are to be denied admittance it is to be
hoped the hospital authorities will send
no more subscription lists here.
Bheckatism Coked ik a Dal���South
Amerioan BbeumatioCure for Bbeuma-
tism aud Neuralgia radically cures iu 1
to 3 days. Its action upon the system is
remarkable and mysterious. It removes
at ouce the causo and the disease immediately disappears. The first dose greatly
benefits.���75 cents. At the Revelstoko
A fine collie dog belonging to Chas,
Turnros bad one of its legs cut clean off
by the yard engine on Tuesday, It was
noticed near the Union Hotel going on
three legs, and Mr. Brown fetched his
gnu to put the poor animal out of its
misery. Tbe dog made off' at sight of
the gun and Mr. Brown fired at long
runge, but failed to kill it. It was afterwards despatched witb an axe.
The new title of the Spokane Miner
("Tbe Spokane diner and Electrician")
is significant of the uew field embraced.
Tbe electrical department will be under
the supervision of Mr. Allan V. Ganatt,
who for a great many years has been
closely allied with tbe leading electrical
papers of the United States aud was for
a time secretary and treasurer of the
National Electric Light Association.
Mrs. Washburn, daughter-in-law of
U.S. Senator Washburn, was among the
pa.sseugers ou the Pacific Express ou
Tuesday night. Her little child was
Buffering from croup, and she had telegraphed for a medical man to meet the
train at Revelstoke*, Dr. McLean was
notified nud when the train camo in he
treated the case successfully, and the.
litlle one waa thought tit to continuo
IHo f-of.ruty I
Bourno Eros, received a carloud of
bucon from tho eust on Thursday.
The following letter from Mr. Nash,
Dominion agent at Kamloops, in answer
to a resident here, will be of intciest to
thoso desirous of homesteading in tho
railway belt:���"Sir,���I have tho honor
to acknowledge the receipt of your letter,
but am unable to identify tho particular
land referred to, If it is surveyed please
mention the quarter section, section,
township and range.   If uot surveyed
a homestead entry ouiinot lie granted,"
The str, Lyltou camo up thu river as
far as Cariboo Bar ou Mouday, where
she toon on hoard a full cargo uf freight
brought down by the Revelstoke aud
Arrow Lake Bailway.   From the Green
Slide (tho eud of the track at present)
to Cariboo liar Ihu hauling was done by
sleighs.   The rivor must huvo risen it
bit, ua thn Lytton had to turn back last
week aud ('apt. Trouo said ho would
not make another attempt this yoar.
Tho Eire Brigade Ball next Wednesday night promises to bu a first-olass
eveut. Ovor 100 invitations have been
sent out, but as the oommittee have not
been able to obtain tho names of all the
young men iu the neighborhood there
may be some who have not received an
invitation. Tbey will bu cordially welcomed all tho same. Messrs. Frank
Bnrr and Guy Barber will give tenor
solos during the interval for refreshments. Dou't forget that the ball is ou
behalf of the Fire Brigade.
Revelstoke Lumber Co. has obtained
the contract for cleoring Uo miles of
tho right of way on the Bevelstoke and
Arrow Lake Bailway below th* Green
Slide, aud also for getting out 10,000
ties for tho same railway. About forty
men will be employed under Mr. Dan
Bobinson. The Lumber Co. has also
tbe contract for the new bridge over the
Illecillewaet, whioh will be situated
about a quarter of a mile east of tbe
present railway bridge. About twelve
men will be employed and Mr, Morgan
David will be in charge.
The Ottawa Journal says of Sara Lord
Bailey : "As pretty as a picture ; as
graceful as a Grecian goddess. Her
selections hud a charm of freshness, and
in her rendition there was a sweetness
of tone and appreciation of the subject
tbat won ber deserved plaudits." Miss
Bailey will give her ohoioe entertainment in Bourne's Hall next Friday
evening. Plan of the hall cau be seen
at Coursier's store and the Pharmacy.
Thoso desiring the best seats should lose
no time, as the tiokets are going off
rapidly. Miss Bailey drew a $200 house
at Medicine Hat.
For more than a week past tbe thaw
has been getting in its work and tho
snow has been shrinking at a rapid rate.
The thermometer has kept two or three
degrees above freezing point, and after
the recent cold snap the weather ie quite
warm. Dripping eaves aud slushy side
walks are rather discomforting outdoors.
The moisture has made the suow heavy,
and roofs that are not sufficiently
sloping to allow it to slide off havo a
hear.* weight to bear. The roof of ao
old warehouse on Front Street, used by
H. N. Coursier, fell in with a crash on
Thursday night. Fortunately the build-'
was nearly empty and not much damage
to goods resulted,
Mr. W. J. Law, merchant tailor, who
has disposed of his business here, will
take his family to San Frauuisou for the
winter. Ho will leave for Moosejaw
about the eod of next week aud settle
his affairs there previous to leu ing for
the south, Mr. Law says hu will come
back in the spring, and if the townsite
dispute is settled and ho cau really owu
the land be buys, bo will invest largely
in Bevelstoke real estate aud settle here,
as there is no placo ho loves so well. It
would be appropriate for tho members
of the late Quadrille Club to get up a
farewell dance in honor of Mr. and Mrs.
Law, who were amongst its most on-
tbusiastio and punctual members.
being put in the street.   We seo the
new tiro engine house is iicing erected
ou a miii.i struct, on which thero is
another house already, instead of on a
vacant lot, of whioh there ui-o plenty as
well placed, which looks as if laud wus
vory valuable in Revelstoke, so tbat if a
firo should   break  out it  will  easily
spread  wheu thero is nu vacant spuoo
between the houses.   This is the third
street leading to the river tbat will be
closed, so that peoplo who havo no woll
must go a long way round lo gut water;
and iu cuso of fire water is tbe first
thing wanted, as tho engine is uot iioich
good.  Another uuiiu street now has five
bouses  built  in  it iu  tho  last four
months, and if the townspeople allow
this to go ou thore will be no street left,
and wu "hall   have   to  apply   to   the
Government again,   We thought it was
uot lawful to build in the street, but us
it scorns it is.    We suppose auyonu can
build whero ho likes, aud some of our
leading citizens set a bad example.   It
is bad enough to corral tho alley ways,
but worse to build iu tho main street.
There is no road o|>ou uow to somo lots,
and it is strange thu Government should
sell lots which cauuot bo reached except
by a balloon, which is too expensive
for a poor man,   Hoping that you will
pay particular attention to this very important subject, we are, sir, youm truly,
Bevelsteku, Den. 5th, 1893.
[fbosi onit own cobhestondentJ
Thomson's Lanoino, Dec. 4th.
Malcolm Beaton is getting out timber
for building a livery stable GO Ieet long
by 10 feet wide. He will also erect ore
sheds and a freight house of about tbe
same size. These buildings will be necessary to accommodate the increasing
trade at Thomson's Landing, aud will
be erected on Front Street close to tbe
summer landing.
When silver depreciated last June it
made things pretty flat in the Trout
Lake country. But the feeling of distrust has happily passed away, and next
summer will see.great activity iu silver
mining all through this seotiou. All
that is wantod now is a good wagoa road
from Trout Lake to the N.E. Arm, with
trails from the different mining groups
intersecting it. With proper facilities
for briuging out their ore tbe Lardeau
mines will speedily overtake those of
the Slooan au profitable ventures.
Mr. M. Beaton has carried the Trout
Lako mail all summer without pay, aud
still coutiuues to do ho, although he is
reported to have dumped the Stab's
Trout Lake correspondent's mail iuto
the "soup pot" It is to be hoped the
P.O. Inspector will arrange for the establishing of post-offices aud a regular
mail servieo in this suction next spring.
The present mail arrangemeuts are a
disgrace to any civilized couutry.
Our two paoktrains will be augmented
by the addition of 12 unimals each us
soon us navigation opens iu the spring.
Two more ranches have beeu takeu up
at the Head of the Arm, so that our
settlement will soou be as populous us
tbe older settlement at Hall's Landing.
All well at Trout Lako, Thomson's aud
Arrest of C. F. Blackburn.
Under the   heading   of  "A Seattle'
Crank Arrested " the Spokane lluview
says; "Charles F. Blackburn, mining
expert, was arrested at Scuttle for send-
iug threatening letters and postal cards
through the  mails.     Blackburn  is a.
crunk on silvor and religion.   Over 100'
postal cards wore urilteu to the editor
of the Post Intelligencer, most of iheni
threatening a terrible deatli if the course
of the paper ou thu silver question wan*
adhered  to,   He also  wrote letters to
President Cleveland and Secretary Carlisle, threatening to kill them.   When
arrested Blackburn did not deuy writing
th" letters, aud said ho nit ant what lhey
contained."   Mr. Blackburn hus nccii u
well-knowu figure in miuiug circles here
for tho puBt two years and only loll'
Kevelstoke about two mouths aajo.   He
discovered several silver lodges in the
Lardeau and still owns two claims in the
Blaokburn group, near Trout Lake, He
interested several Seattle capitalists io
Lardeau silver mines, aud last spriug.
bonded the Great Northern on behalf of
a syndicate for $37,000, but the deal fell
through witb the slump iu silver.   His'
friends hero deeply regret the uulortu-'
note position iu which Mr. Blackburn
has placed himself.
Our Friends Abroad.
To myriads of people it will lie good
news that there is to be a Christmas-
number of the Montreal Star tuis year.
All over thc world tbe Santa Claus spirit-
gets iuto the air at the beginning of
December, no matter whether times are
good or bod.   Friends away across tue
seas, over the broad prairies, or even at'
nearer distances, look for a message,
and glad will thousands be that we ate,
to have a glorious Christmas number of
the Montreal Stab laden down with
fascinating gems of art.
Is hereby giveu, that in pursuance of
the Act, n Map or Plau hue this day been'
filed in the Department of Lauds and'
Works setting forth tho lauds to be;
takeu by the said Bailway for right of
way purposes between Station 4201x70,
on the right bank ot Micbe' Creek, at'
their lowest crossing ot same; thence up'
stream to the north branch ot same;1
thence up the north branch of same to'
Summit Creeks thence up Summit Creek
to Summit Lake; theuce upwards, continuing in about the same direction to'
tho summit ground lying betweeu the
branches of Summit Creek and watershed
between Summit Lake and Goose Luke,*
Station 4779 x 25, said to form a portion*
of the eastern bouudary of the Province
of British Columb'a, a distance of 10 88-*
100ths miles.
Tho Editor cannot bo respunsililo lur thu
opinions expressed by eoreispoi,dents.
Where is the Library?
Sib,���Where is tho library? I have
beeu living in Iho town for over a your,
and although I havo heard thoro is a
publio library in Rovolstoko I have
never beon able to locale it by any
visible sigu.���Yours truly,
Rovelstoke, Doc 0th, lb!)!).
[There is a legend of a library beiug
established in bygone times iu the old
smelter boarding house, but it seems
to have outlived its usefulness und
tbe premises have loug siuco been lelt
to musty solitude and thu festive rut.
As to its ever having been a public
library is a muttor of doubt,���Et),]
Two Citizens' Grievance.
Sib,���In roferenoo to remarks in last
week's Star about tlio improvements tu
Revelstoke streets, ho wish to say that
it is well the Covernmcut sometimes
helps us to mako them or soon wu shall
have none, as it is a common thing to
build bonnes in the main sltoel, probably In cause it is uicu clear ground; and
there seems to bc uo lawful way to stop
it  No"' \V6 profust njfain'it any b('ildt';**"
Tbout Lake Cm, Nov, 20th.
Messrs. Hunfield aud (ireeulees, the
owners uf tho Black Prince, left last
woek for the lower country. In an interview Mr. Haudeld baid the mine has
greatly exceeded his expectations, the
ore being much ricbur and more abundant thau thoy had supposed. Two sets
of average samples recently forwarded
to Seattle ussuyod respectively 800 oz.
aud 1100 oz. to the ton of ore, All the
assays of surface oro have gono over
220 oz, It is very probable that a sale
will buiffectud during tho wintor, aud
work will iu auy case be resumed next
Plaoor mining was becoming difficult
on aocouutof thc sluice boxes bcoouiiug
coated with a lilin of ice which renders
tho riffles inoperative, Hut the pro-
vailing mild weather will probably enable operations to bu continued for some
time longer. Charles Mutthcbou coutiuues to work bis claim successfully
and the Browns appear tu bu picking up
gold in small quuniities.
Mr, 0, Hotii'O left for Revelstoke on
Tuesday en routo for England, Hu had
made au attempt to reach his claim on
the summit in order to obtain suuiplus
for exhibiting in the old country, but
the depth of lho snow prevented his
going further than tho forks, lie tukes
with him thu good wishes of thu whole
community and tho petition for u now
wagon roud between Trout Lako aud
the N. E. Arm, which ho said was for
presentation to thu Bight Hou. W, E.
(Hailstone, and that he would ho able to
mako such representations io tho Grand
Old Mau as would ensure the speedy
construction ol ibo roud. Mr. uoate
promises to do nil in his power to forward thc interests of tbis district with
the authorities, uud, basking in the
gonial warmth of his putronugc, wc oan
ouuUduntly await developments.
of the
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 13th.
Dauciug to commence ut Nine o'clock.-
BY Messes, LEWIS.
Ticket*. *jl2.00.
J. W. Haskins, A. H. Holdich,
O.H. Allen, J. 0. Barber.
Of Swansea and Wigan,
Analytical Chemist X Assayer,
Desires to inform thc ladies of Bevelstoke that she has opened n Dross ana?
Mantlemaking establishment at the Stook-'
holm House, Front Street, where she will
bu pleased to show ull the latest London^
Paris uud New York designs. Sutisfnc--
tion guaranteed in tit, style uud finish.
1. vjenelle,
iu all kinds r f
Rough and Dressed
0 light of ile el ami of dying days
(i Lovo I i�� tlir glory go,
In a rosy in .tt and a moony haze,
O'er llio p itliloss peaks of snow.
Dm what is loft for tho cqld gray soul
That moans like a w ninile.l dove ;
Through tlio wood they have flown all
three, and now into uu opeu field beyond,
that r.ins hy llie sido of the high-road.
Here a young man, riding leisurely along,
stands up in tho stirrups and calls aloud lo
Terry,   Turning, Bhe sees him.
"A pu! a pax!" cries alio to her brothers,
whereupon they all troop down to tho wall
to talk to the man ou horseback, a very
tall and very well sot-up young man, and
that uncommon ihing, a handsome Irishman.
"Arc you going up to tho Hall to-night?"
he oalls ovor lho thickening hedge of furze
and blaokhwryboblnd whioh Terry is stand,
ing on tiptoe with a vain hope of seeing him
faco to faco. Finding this impossible, she
now smiles at him, though ho does not
know It, through an opening in the hushes.
"I've had a lino from Fanny, But I want
to know if you are going."
"Why':" she asks.
"Only because, if you aren't, I shan't go
either, says hor cousin Laurence O'More,
"Uh, woll, set your mind at rent.   I'm '
going," Bays Terry.
"Wheroon oarth are you?" asks Laurence, peering right and left. "I wish I
could sec you: I'd know what you really
meant then."
"Do you moan to insinuate that my word
is not as good as my bond !" asks Terry.
Sho clambers up a break in tho hank and
shows him a lovely face, just between two
branches of furso that are heavily and most
sweetly iu bloom.
" Well ?" she says, saucily, " am I going
to Fanny's to-night, or am I uot?"
"Oh, it wasn't about that I wanted to
question   you
horseback.     " Jt was " ho hesitates.
alone in the tumble-down beautiful house,
With only the boys and the nurse to keep
her oompany, and without actual chaperon-
ago of any kind ; yet such was the girl
that uo ono ever said there was Anything
wrong in the doing of this thing. Terry
was Terry; no breath of scaudal could
como near her. Even the rector's sister,
who made all tho parish " Bit up" occasionally, had never a word to say againsi
Terry ; at least, a word that signified. It
was not in Miss llabbetts nal lire to let any
one go quite acott-freo Even her brother,
tiie rector, alio condemned at times, and
the rector was a saint. Perhaps that was
why she was his sister; saints have always
bnrdsna to bear.
However, Terry escaped very well at her
hands; though her brothers certainly dii
not. Everything sho spared Terry in the
way of objurgation she added to the vials of
wrath that sho daily poured upon thc boys,
Morc House was always under her supervision.
I'oor old Moro House, once ao beautiful
now in tlio last stages of decay. Thc hoys
have turned its name iu'o a joke. "Wo
don't want .More House," they say i" what
we do want is moro furniture." And indeed
furniture ia at a low ebb in tho large rooms
that look now like barraoka vacated, As
limo went on, tho tables and chairs and
kniek knacks had fallen asunder, and been
consigned, not to the attics, as with most
people, but to tho kitchen liro, (ire-wood
being an article unknown of late years.
Aud these articles, thus brought to the hammer of life, had never afterwards been n ���
newed, Thoro arc a fow things still in i c
drawing-room and dining-room and be ���
rooms, hut Want stalks through the how
"Sho will have him ; alio must," say-
Mrs. Adarc, solemnly. " Larry," catching
ono of tho tails of his coat as he angrily
leaves her, " como hack. Listen to iue.
Oi course I kuow you have sort of fanoy
for her "
" Fancy for her!"
" Wall," with lhe irritating air of one
who is willing to go all lengths to gain a
purpose, " a sort of love for her."
" A sort of lovo I"
" Well, isn't it a sort of love ?" cries
Mrs. Adare. "It can come to nothing.
She hasn't a penny ; and you have about
two hundred a year. Do you proposo to
marry on that ? Don't bo a fool, Larry ;
and don't he selfish, cither. Give Terry
her chance."
" Oh, as for her chance," saya he, "I've
nothing to do with that. She cares nothing for me. What I object to is your driving her into a marriage with a man for
whom she cares nothing either." He pauses,
and thon, " Aflcr all, it doesn't matter,"
says ho : " she will refuse him."
Has she refused him ? As Terry comes
into the hall half an hour later, cloaked and
boo led for her journey home, Mrs. Adare
conies up lo her over the marble pavement
of thc ball, Sho has boen dying to see her
boforo, hut it is bo hard to got away from
one's older guests.
" Terry ! Something has happened ? He
has asked you to marry him '!''
" Ves."
"Andyou?" breathlessly.
" I said I didn't know."
" Oh, Terry !"
" Well," with a sad if defiant glance, "I
don't know."
" Vou don't I" Mrs, Adaro looks at hor.
In hor tone there is reproach, vehement but
repressed. " There," hurriedly, " go home,
rampant at waking hours! moieifully to,'. j I'll como ovor in the morning. But," holding her, as tlie girl with a rather glad activity goes by her, " you will say ' Yes,'
dearest? Think ofboya I"
" I have," slowly.   " I thought of them.
That was why I didn't say ' No.' "
"Oh, Terry!"
gotieu in the dark moments of the silent
Poor Terry !   She makes that very uneei-
tain hundred a year go a long way, the
longer because of thi rector, who would uot
lake a penny from iier for the education of
says the young giant on | the ,,oy3| ami who yet d[,ills ihm> mi
scolds them, and grinds them, as though he
" Was that Trefusis I saw you speaking to
just now in the lower field ?"
"He seems to haunt you."
" Don't bo stupid," says .Miss O'More,
turning a liltle red, however.
"Oh, Stupid ! Mark my words," says
her cousin, leaning ever hia saddle towards
her, as if to emphasize his words,���perhaps
to ivateh her face more closely : " he wants
to marry you."
"I'ouf! Go homo I" says Miss O'More,
She sjrambles down from tho hank again
and goes on her home.vanl way. But she
resigns that penny lo tho boys. She will
run no more.   She is tired.
"Terry," say.-, Geoffrey, twisting his arm
into hers, "why did yon tell Larry you
were going to Finuy's to-night, anil Mr.
Trefusis that you didn't know whether you
would go or not ?"
" Because ,\lr. Trefusis asks loo many
questions," returns his sister, with a disdainful little shake of her charming head.
If sho had known that ho was going to
ask her yet one more question to-night,
perhap. Ate would uot havo gone to dine
with Fanny, afler all.
* i * . �� . ��
Terry O'More, Ihe eldest of tho O'Mores
now living, hul been christened Torentia
hy hormother. Tiie late Mrs. O'More had
so adored her husband that wlien her first
baby came she had feared to let this opportunity paBS of oomplimenting Iiim an I perpetuating his beloved name, lest a second
opportunity for doing so should never
arise. As a fact, two other opportunities
did arise, and the latter put an end to her
pretty, graceful, louder life. Her husband
followed her to the land of shadows ten
years later, killed by a fall from his horse
while hunting, and from that time Terry
had lived practically alone. Terry slu
was, for Terentia had been fell to ho too
impossible a name in a household where the
rents nad been lowered to suoh an extent
that carriages were put down, and the Don
stalls where the horses used to stand wers
On her father's death, her cousin, Mrs.
Adare had offered her and the two boys a
home at iho Hall, but Terry woul i nol
leave the old house, though, indeed, t e
four walls were all that was lelt to her,
and about a hundred  a year,    Even  old
wore getting a thousand a year for them,
'loo 1 rector! Your reward is iu the courts
above; a great, a high reward I
"dust in time," whispers Mrs. Adarc,
giving Terry's hand a warm pressure as the
girl enters lhe drawing-room at the Hall, a
few hours later. Mrs. Adaro (Fanny as her
intimates call her) is a young aud pretty
woman, a cousin of Terry's, who had mar.
rieil Tom Adare, the owner cf the Hall and
Master of the Hounds ill this county, almost five years ago. An excellent match
as far as money goes, and a still better ouo
iu that lovo alone made it.
"1 was so afraid I was late," whispers
Terry back. She is loolyng charming,���a
little (lushed from excitement attended on
the fear tnat sho was keeping them all wailing. Her lovely brown hair, with its
threads nf gold running through it, is lying loosely on her forehead, half concealing,
halt betraying the whiteness of it, and her
dark-blue eyes are brilliant, She is dressed in black, a grenadine skirt on a black
silk one (the latter had been her mother's),
and, though undoubtedly il has seen service
still somehow it look, lovely on her���or she
looks lovely in it. It certainly throws out the
exquiaito fairness oi her soft childish neck
and arms. She has no gloves���gloves are
so expensive,���and no rings on her slender
lingers, and nothing round her throat, and,
indeed, not a jewel anywhere. Yet to Trefusis, standing by the window at the far
end of lhe room, talking to Miss Anson,she
seems the moatdelicately beautiful thing he
has ever seen iu all his life.
He ia too much a society man to show-
Mrs, Adare knows little sleep to-night.
Honestly concerned for her cousin's welfare,
she lies awake, thinking of her future. This
thought keeps her wakeful, and in the
morning at breakfast it is still with her.
Sho oannot refrain from casting curious
glances at Trefusis during the meal, aad is
discomfited hy finding him quite as calm as
Is he so sure, then? Even if he is, he
should uet show it. " I hope he will change
his manner before he goes to see her this
morning," says sho to herself. "Oh, if
only siie could givo him a hint ! hut that is,
of course, impossible.
Breakfast over, she makes a slight
apology to her guests,���the Hall, as
& rule, is always full,���and hurries
away to Terry. First, however, she
sends off a note to her aunt,���hers and
Terry's���giving her a hint as to the si tua-
tion. Old Miss Bridget might be useful on
such au occasion as this, and no chance
should be neglected to induce Terry to accept an alliance thai will raise her from
absolute poverty to the light of day.
Not finding Terry down-stairs, Mrs.
Adaro runs up to tho girl's bedroom.
" What are yon doing here ?" she cries,
gayly. " Making yourself lovely for hiin ?"
" No. Hiding, I think," soys Terry,
with a rather nervous laugh. " Fanny,"
���her eyes fill with frightened tears,���-" do
you thiuk I must see him to-day ?"
" Not only that," says Fanny, with decision, and refusing to see tho tears, though
her heart is ashing, " but you must say
' Yes' to him."
"Must I say that?"
" My dear girl," says Fanny, " you will
bo made if you say anything else. What
lo you expect, Terry ? Gerrard ia a gentle
hia thoughts, yet ail the time he ia talking  man.    He is very  well off ; he  is next
of the last new novel to Miss Anson he i:
thinking of Terry. How fail ahe is, how
self-possessed ! With what a perfect air
ihe greets her friends ! la tins the same
_��� rl who waa running wild as a roe through
the Holds this morning?   What "infinate
heir to a title, and ho is extremely good
"Is he?"
" In love with you ? I never saw any ono
so head-over-cars in love with any one in
my life," says Mrs. Adare.   " If that is
,-ari ly "!    And  that little trick of hai;   what troubles you, I "
losing hereyes ! " Oh, no, it isn't that," saya Terry, cave-
"Gerrard, y   . will take Miss O'More in ! lessly, indifferently,���with indeed such an
to dinner," saya hi8 hostess, softly,    He assured air about his being in love with her,
jratefu yat ber,   He had, indeed,  that Fanny laughs outright.
.-, I her earlier ii tl    la; tolethimhave     " That goes without telling, I suppose,"
al dinner. He now'siysshe.   " What a conceited little cat !
seeing the frown on   Well, what is your question,  thon?   Hia
Miss Bridget O'More, her aunt, who lived  the fa        the g iat left, who | money ?
at Derrymain, about two miles from More *        erywilii . . eompanied him
House, Terry'a home, and who,   tli  ig amiles i. little,
"wallowing in money,"  as  the  peasant! ��� one, ia no longer
No ; his looks.   You said he waa extremely good-looking."
loea everybody, unless you are tho
aaid, waa proverbially close-Hated, had   li '     ���   an old friend of solitary exception   Some  people call him
dared herself willing to saddle herself lo '���  , and meeting him ii ;-, glai I win
the rest of her days with ii-'- stay with
dren, bu; Terry, thong           pressed ti -'     He had                  l       , had  aid
by Fanny Adare, would not consent to go '���'   ���                                           He haa
beneath anothi t idmiration for
roof would atand. ���*                        im Fanny, who isde-
Then efforts iad been maaetopri       - '                   of a good marriage
d -    te ihild, who was   ily s '      ir cousin,���a  pei ol -in, and a
d      ; .    in, I ut igaii it thia ahe bi '           '          her.   Bu   bow
face tea ilutely, and, with i  eri sot               ki  refuse him,
irtled li -.- listenera and made an a nk
Bridget ih ike her hea think)   of   the
ed to live v i ipi tuoui,                i          If  sho
i, she aaid, Max, who -           then! All
rey, who waa twelve, a
i pair  f pickle  ,. one inul I ���  '                       ceria
a day a marob.   Baiidoa            he ,   ���. ��� ���
Nurse,   She wo tldata   vith her. and tilmsell
Mrs. Ryan, on being queitione I, .:. ������ ��� '       en                  ifter
lo   iu   lers ood i
draw ner ou- ol M ,r   Hi , a
��� I Wra, Ryan, it -<    felt, waa a forco
.      .- ilf, When "ihe maather laj itrol
ed," a, she graphically and with I isi
rending aoba described it, it. hud been intimated to her by  ono of the  u;,i I
there would be little hope of wages in the
���' il re, the " ma   ler ' having diod mosl
hopelessly in debt, ami that she Ip i    el
ii in the ethers ind make a clean exit,
v��i heroupon bad limes arose for thai
11 rry and Tref i
into me ������,: er i ot,- pr iaui ibly
vi uaneaa gi iwa on he ,   That f
lid a word
o her, 8 i
iod ���
��� r-iis la v.i ir lo ppo
brother, in an infuriated tone, looka
up,   Lauren ie O'More, his hand
alive with wra ioking
whom she      near one of
'   i i  ���
her  tooth and nail, and boxed her eat
A'';.,- that she had lettled 'lown, icon all
Hi - othor son it: i out of thn house, and
a opted a qua tor of thn old wages ahe
waa supposed , receive "her- I ,.| boon
gri it llflioillty aboul, the paying of any.
, nn j the last few y n i). g opting
th��.t only bepausc her darling, hot (paloi
child, v. oi I i il be content nnllRa she
rod bo , thing with her   bealdea he'
Mrs, Ryan, full of grief, had fallen upot if indignation that guilty  pooplo
usually acquit i,
���| -.''I you what," says Laui
"Trefusis won't thank you fo       -    -
il is all ovor."
"'The original  riddler  wa i  no
you." Bays his ' ���
from   his h hi
uorajico.   "Whal h   o I lone, Lai
"You've lot that folio vpropo ���
Pshaw!  ,ri if   I didn't  ki ow  what,  he's
taken her Into thi tnry foi '    .
you didn't know tool   And a  VI i ','S '
troubles,   Terry wai the light of her oyi
MUnfortnnatoly, In dome oasos, ahe was tho '"'' "" y"ur P��rt, I muni ��� i	
light of othor eyes too, as you do,  how   I   regard Terry I   llu
Thus Terry carried tho day, and llvod thoro la  one  satisfaction," malloio    ,,
downright handsome !'
" You mean Miss Anson," says Terry,
lifting tier shoulders. Sho hesitates, and
then, " His fane is very long," aays she.
���' ������ i it the purse," returns Fanny, sou-
"Still, I���"
" Nonsense, Terry? His face is not long, t
She is looking a: the girl searchingly.    "I'
lanol aaahorl a Larry's, certainly,hut "
���  I .t I,,try got to do with it?"
ry, with a quick frown.
;, I Vstsometimes loan-
ting, Terry, that you givo a
ai     f yout thoughts to him."
" Vou are wron |, then.   In a sense,   I
ou me >n ; but Larry is  only
like a broth, r to i ie."
" I'm afraid     loi ��� nol feel llkeabrother
V.' :      i   '    ,    ,   ���
" Oh, SVS        that, it Is all  nonsense,'
j.yj Terry,   blushing hotly.   "Ho only
: i lovi  with me,   He won't
irl       i ic anyway."
" No, ii" will if f'-e break Ins heart over
lis Sitter, thoughtfully.
"Larry is      ,v al  Iriahman, all atorm
ty to day, all sunshine and indif-
,. ,'.   rag ug at hlsfateln thn
���  .and telling  you a good Story in
.,,. Lai ry is delightful; he's a
i i .' - if iny one knows Larry, I do,
,'   pouldn't sull vou, 1 any,"
, . foilldn'l lake such a wrung
.il,  lays Torry, angrily. " I am
aslittlc in love with Larry aa I am with
" No, rlon'l say it," soys Fanny, inter-
r ipting ��� :' try to ho in love
Think  what a  help
Id 1)1  i .  yotl  and   lie-  buys.    You
, i ��� , i'i lot me help you i but a
n,l   you wild not refuse holp Irom
him,   And Max ought. Boon lo go i��, col-
i ro,    i i      " she   grows  silent for   a
n     than, " Vou will a pt) 111 n,
I'nrry ''
" i don'l I. iow,   I
You must have thought last night. If you
don't care for any ono else, I implore yon,
not to throw away this chance. Y'ou���you
don't, care for any one else ?"
" No, not in that way."
" Then you-?"
" I'll say ' Yen,' " says the girl, abruptly.
"It will be for the boys."
" For yourself too, darling !   Ilo  is one
of ths bi st fellows in the world ; he "
She breaks of : a loud familiar voice can be
heard outside. It is thd voice of Miss
Bridget O'More,
" Here is Aunt Bridget," says Fanny,
" Y'ou have told her I" says Torry,
rising and gazing at her cousin with keen
" Well, it had to be told sooner or later,"
says Fanny, airily.
Precious Stones llttldon In all Serfs nr
IMucc'-Womon sal I in riay the tlosi
Artful Hodges of aii.
" Diamonds and rubies, being so small,
are easily smuggled," said a government
customs inspoilor rocently to a reporter
for the New Vork Reoorder, " 1 don't believe tho government gets the duly on ono-
quarter of thom that are Bold in lho country, after all the expense it goes to trying
lo suppress tho business. We have agents
all over Europe, and pay employes in tho
brokers' oliices, who give Information of all
sales to people they do nol know and those
smugglers whom they do know. Some of
the ship's ollicers on every steamer coming
to New York are constantly on the watch,
and all that. But what's tho use if you
can't find the goods on them whon they aro
searched. Many'a the time I've beon dead
sure of my man and cojld swear ho had tho
sparklers somewhere about him when 1
searched him, hut I've gone through everything, but it was no use. Then othor officers tako him up and keep their eyea on
bim as long as he ataya in port, and thoy
really have a better chance of finding something, but they seldom do.
and most dexterous smugglers of stones, on
account of having so much upholstering,
but there are not many women in tho business now. 1 don't know why, but they
seem to he leaving if. Diamonds have been
found nil over women���sowed up in seams,
in hems and tucks and corsets, waists,
wraps, and muffs, and secreted in their
hair which is a favorite place. We found
them in paraBols and on the baby, in hats
and bonnets, tied up in I he corners of handkerchiefs and veils, and oveu woven in Iheir
garters, besides iu everything you ean think
of in their trunks, some of which have false
bottoms. You may ho sure that when wo
onco are satisfied wc have oaugllta smuggler wo do not stop at anything ir.
the way of aeurchin.-. Wo men aearch
the men and there are women
to search tho females. "Why, we've
found diamonds in umbrella sticks
and in the heels of shoos, in covers of books
and behind coats and pants buttons, in
hollow rings and in powter cups with false
buttons. Tho round handle of a roilm leaf
fan was the favorite hiding place forpreoions
stones for some years, and i t was a long time
beforo we caught one old smuggler with a
hollow crutch. Ono old soldier of tho
Crimean war had an artificial leg, and he
couldn't got enough diamonds to fill tho in
tcrior of il so he filled the remaining empty
space with fine lace to keep the stones from
rattling and giving tho snap away. One
old codger used to work tho sweat-
leather of his hat with great success
and another always carried a revolver of
homo manufacture loaded with cartridges
full of diamonds. Another follow had the
biggest hollow tooth you over saw and there
was always a diamond in it nicely tucked
away and covered with wax when he got on
shore. Toe aud finger nails grown very long
have hidden precious stones fastened in
with fine silk thread, and sleeve buttons
have been brought into requisition successfully in the smuggling of diamonds. Vou
wouldn't think of it, but little terriers have
been loaded down with diamonds. You've
hoard of the four and twenty blackbirds
baked in a pic, of course, but you never,
probably, heard of diamonds baked in cake
or made into chewing gum and black cough
drops. You never heard of cigara " inlaid"
witli diamonds and other precious stones or
of match boxes and snuff and tobacco boxes
with false bottoms full of them. I have.
I've found precious atones secreted in shawls
and steamer rugs and once iu the hollowed-
out legs of a steamer chair. Once I found
the silk cord that goes around the waist of
a dressing-gown filled with them and only
discovered it hy a mere accident as nearly
all our discoveries arc made. One fellow
had removed the works of his watch and
thrown them overboard after ho had tilled
the case with valuable rubies, and onco a
lady's bracelet contained $-10,000 worth of
sparklers ou one voyage, and wo didn't find
oul about it until too lato.
Australian Statistics,
In area Australia equals the United
Slates, According to the census of 1891.
Australasia, contains 3,076,288 square
miles and a population of .'(,800,050. This
population is strongly British, especially is
ihi i true of religious profession. Of tho
2,698,820 Protestants more than half belong
Ui the Ohuroh of England. This church is
credited with I,488,000, or ,10.1 per cent.
of Ihe entire religious profession of the
island. The Presbyterians como next
with 103,389 ; tho Methodists with 434,376i
thei. the   liaptista  witli 87,176 jaud  the
A Little Learnins*.
They are atmllng up a bill together,
In the fairest Unit of summer weather)
She was a sweet, girl graduato,
lie a geologist and lute
Uf Harvard, unit slid fairly yearning
To share with all tlie world his learning.
So much ho knew and longed to tiller,
That a strange sorl of mental stutter
Confused Ids mind and Hushed his faco
Her fneo was maddeningly cool,
And at! lie said was commonplace;
Commonplace which had been to school.
She was beginning to bo bored,
Knowledge is excellent when stored,
Hill when tno much of II, is flying
It sometimes grows a triflo trying.
Thu road was rough and very steep,
The fooling dillieulttokccp,
And in, when stamping once or twice,
Mcsaiil, urbanely,   "This is gneiss I"
She curled her pretty lip with scorn,
All I threw him a bewitching frown :
"NiceI" quoth she, "both my shoos aro
And 'twill be worse still, going down!'
-[.Uargarot Vanlcrgrift, in Quips.
In tlio Valley.
To-day, when the mn was lighting my house
mi the pine-dad hill,
'lhc breast, cf a bird wis milled as It perched
on mv window sill,
And a  caf was chased by tlie kitten on tho
breeze swept nal (len walk,
.Ami fhe dainty head
Of a dahlia red
Was stirred on ils blonder stalk.
Oh I -happy tlio bird at, lho roso tree, unhcod-
iug the threatening storm I
And happy tlio blithe leaf-chaser, rejoicing in
Hiinshiiiowarm I
They lake no thought for tho morrow-tho]*
know nn cares to-day 1
*, nd thu thousand things
That the future brings
Are a blank to such as thoy.
Hul I. hy tlio household ingle, can interpret
the looming clouds,
For tho wind '-soo-hoes" through tho keyhole, and n shadow the houso enshrouds;
Anil I know I must quit my mouutaiu, and
go down to the vale bolow,
For my h��uso is chill.
On tho windy hill.
When the Autumn tempests blow.
My mind is forovor drawing an Instructive
parallel ,
"Iwixf temporal things that perish and eternal things thai dwell-
Whon billows and waves surround nto, and
waters my soul o'orflow,
I descend in hope
From tho mountain top
To tho sheltering veto below.
I go down to tbo Valley of Silence whero ths
worldly arc never met i
I know thoro is " balm and healing  thero
for eves that with fears aro wet;
Audi Uml, in itssweetseclusion,gentlosolace
for all mv care,
For that valley pure
With its shelter sure,
Is tho boaulifui Vale of Prayer.
Light Bouai-
In broken walls
And oavorn'd halls,
Whero shattered " Artomosla' falls
Till at her feot
'1 lie Ilivors groot���
Tho rill-bom "Hoyne" and "Iloavor" mcctj
On mossy glade,
In fragrant shade,
Far up, where siin-na; s scarce invado,
Fjv'n when Iheir Hoods
-Where Bounty broods-
Koll over all the btllowy wooda.
I lie, whilo near,
-Nor hooded hero-
A WOllth of fern and (lowor appear;
And high o'er head,
Ureal elm trees spread
Their arching arms abovo my bed.
And down the aisles���
Thoir witching smiles
Tho wearied spirit's pain bogulles-
Tho Wood-nymphs hear,
Ukc onsweroil prayer,
Thoir solaco for my human care.
With bated breath
1 hear, beneath,
Like chorals from llio realms of death,
A virgin spring
Its pesrl-bells ring,
And every tuneful ripplo sing:-
"O Sunlight and Beauty a vagrant appear;
IjOiil' lashed in tho dungeonsof Darkness anc*
Night, . ,  , . ,
Their bond-stones huvo burnished my crystal-
lincaphcrcs , ,   ��� ,
Till thoy mirror and match all your jowcls
and light."
"I como at Bis bidding who sent me afar:
My lifo has been ransomod, my glory rcstor-
I have ioamed in the shadows and siloncca
To hear and to follow the Voico of tho Jjord.'
" I como and am coming, and still, evermore,
From Nature'salembian distilling 1 como:
I have gleaned from lho granite-bars inusio
and lore: .,   .
When 1 touched Ihom of yoro I was silent
nnd dumb."
And lo! From out Ihis hill-way
Just below me, clear and bright,
Comes Iho ringing, springing,
Sparkling fountain lo tho light,
And the Ughl-beams kissits purencss
Aud on swift. Imperial wings
Bear tlio love-thrills of Its splendour
To a million million things.
And tlio Sound-Wavos waft the glorios
Of its melody und song;
And lho Fcliocs tell them over
And Iho symphonies prolong;
And thn lenf-iips touch anil whisper
To tho zephyrs pa sing by,
Of lho ringing, singing fountain
Pooping past, tbem at tho sky.
1,i.|-wki,i,YN A. Moimisoi*
"Tho Elms," Toronto.
longregatior.allsts    with   79,423,
Roman Catholics number 801,118,
A Newspaper Handkerchief.
Iu the Doooail, India, thero was published a curious paper which tho subscribers employed as a pocket-handkerchief
afier perusal, Mr (I. A. Sale, who de-
lorlbei It, Rays thil il was lit.ographcd
every morning on a square of white cotton
doth. After having peisucd it the subscribers employed It as a poeket-hamlker-
ohief. Tli'-n they sent it In the local
v, i horv onian, who returned it, a clean
while square of cotton cloth, to the
publishers, who litograpkod and issued the
same shoots again and again.
" Everything oetnei to him who waits,"
nays the philosopher, The umbrella borrow'
ed by a friend should be eipected.
VI hy?
Oh,beautiful autumn woodlandl
Musical, murmuring breezol
Beautiful golocn glory,
Drifting from all the trees.
Wonderful blending of timings,
Ituhv and amber, anil gold,
Traced by more wonderful pencil
Than any frail mortal could hold.
Roc the dark green of the pino l.roos,
Lovingly blend with the gold,
Twined witli lhc rich crimson ivy,
Meanly unfatboiiied, untold.
Whv tniist, ve fade boforo us ?
Why must vo pale and die I
Fain would I keep yo forever
Under this sunset sky.
The Wees ofthe Damb Man.
Wibble���"I don't see how a deaf and
dumb man ever succeeds in getting married."
Wibble���"It looks to ine aa if all his
love-making would be something in the nature of deaf amatory remarks,"
He Had Noticed It.
Barber (giving him a swipe with the razor down the other cheek)" Yea, sir; Fve
got some influence in this ward, If I do say
it myself,"
Man in oeair���" ion do seem to havo
something of a null. SOUTH AFBICA,
Mr. Rider Haggard Holds Very
Bccided Views.
Considers Thai Hie War Has i:,tm Forced
I'ptin Ilii* Company -As Klghleon a War
ns liver Was llnderinlicn lu Africa.
In an interview recently a representative
of the London Central News asked Mr.
Rider Haggard hia opinion as to thc causes
of the present dilliculty in South Africa.
" Tho causes," Mr. Haggard considered,
"are obvious enough, This trouble was
bound to come so soon as these savages
came into contact with a civilized Power."
" Or as soon as a civilized Power came
into contact witli these savages."
" Well, you may put in that way if you
like. As to the immediate causes, they are ,
the slaughtering ot the Mashonas in the
territory of tho Chartered Company of iMa-
tahele itnpls, This war lias been forced upon
the Company. It was quito impossible for
the Company to ignore the massacre of its
d"pendents. Had they done so the lives of
the white settlers would 110 longer have boen
Bafe. Acejiiiescenco in those deeds of blood
would have heen taken as a proof of cowardice, and of inability to defend Iheir territory and servants. Moreover, tho natural
feelings of hiiinanity.as we understand them
by education and example, would have forbid leu them taking such a course. People
in England don't comprehend what these
massacres really are. They, or some of
them, seem to laoksulflolent imagination to
appreciate lhe massacres and the agonies
that are suffered by these unoffenders and
gentle peoplo when J,hoy find their kraals
surrounded by the impi of a king, who,
without warning and heedless of any prayers for mercy,
old men, women, and every living being
except the young girls and the children of
between ten aud fifteen years of age, dashed
out the brains of the infants before the eyes
of the mothers. Look at the matter from a
hu 1 unitarian or so-called Christian point
of view, was it to lie expected that the representatives W a great and civilized Power
would allow such things to be done without
lifting a hand to cheek them ? We hear a
great ileal as to the protection of the aborigines, but f ask are not the .Mashonas a3
much the aborigines of thia country as the
Matabele? Are they not more so"? Were
not tlieir fathers in possession of this land
before ever a Zulu warrior set his foot upon
it ? The war against Lobongula is as
righteous a war as was ever undertaken in
The interviewer then called Mr. Haggard's attention to the fact that Mr. Haggard had been accused of indulging in incitement to vengeance.
"Oil," said Air. Haggard, "I disclaim
any incitement to vengeance, but I shall not
grieve if retribution overtakes a man whom
I look upon as a murderer of my frieuds.
Peoplo talk about native rights. As far as
Lobengula is concerned ho certainly has no
real rights over Mashonaland,
paid rent for mining royalties in Mashonaland, and has, 1 believe, iu his own country,
but we never attempted to exorcise those
Moreover, they have a most lively interest
in the success of the operations, ior most of
them aro settlers in the country, and should
disaster overtake them they might lose
iheir homes and prospects. They are commanded by men of ability and experience,
whon) they trust. Their general movements are governed by such men as my
friend Mr. Selous, whose experience at such
a juncture wiil be worth a regiment. I
would repeat, however, that the issue, so
far as it is possible to prejudge, must depend not a litlle upon the tactics followed
by the Matabele generals, since 12orfifteen
hundred men, with a proportion of native
allies, is far too small a force to expel
l.obengula's warriors irom the numerous
recesses of this country should lhey choose
to aet upon the defensive.
" I look at the question," said Mr. Haggard,  in conclusion,   " from an Imperial
I point of view. It is not a question of giving
It is
a   UOUWttXUAl,   AlflUlili'I.
The Uassaore of Batak-
uy Bulgarians upon Jlulgar-
or receiving a few thousand pounds
a question of extending our name and influence in the richest districts of Africa, and
of opening up countries that may provide
peaceful homes for the ��ens of thousands of
our descendants. Tiie world is filling rapidly, and we cannot afford to renounce the
inheritance nf this great estate, which will
help to provide bread for our ever-increasing peoplo, Wo are apt to ue very insular
and to treat the great body of colonial opinion as of small account because it has no
adequate method of expression in this country hut thatopioon has got to bc reckoned
with, and rich and powerful as we fancy
ourselves to he, wc cannot nowadays afford
to despise it. Colonial opinion���or at least
that groat section of it whioh desires the
maintenance ofa tie between the Colonies
and the Umpire���is strongly in favor of the
cause of the Mashonaland settlers, a cause
that it knows to be absolutely just. Once
we (lew in tho face of colonial opinion, and
lost America. Do not let us fly in the face
of it again and lose South Africa, whioh
may become as wealthy and magnificent ns
are the United States."
Asked as to the chances of the war, Mr.
Haggard replied: "Thero is not the slightest doubt that it is a serious  business to
begin with.   If  the Matabele  follow tho
example of thoir forefathers,thc Zuliis,and,
disdaining  cover, attack  in the open in
masses and in daylight, thoy will be easily-
disposed of.   They can never stand before
the fire of machine guns and breech-loaders.
It was by virtue of these weapons, combined with British tactics and formation, y 011
remember, that tho Zulu pnwer was broken
at Ulundi.   They threw themselves on the
British squares  which were  prepared to
receive them, and were wiped out hy the
fire.   Thero ia, of course, a possibility, and
more than a possibility, that they will follow the oki methods since all the people of
the Zulu race are very conservative in their
ideas, and donotreadilyadoptnewmethodsof
fighting or  profit from experience.   They
may, however, have learned wisdom from
what occurred in  Zululand, or they may
have been  instructed by white advisers
since it seems that there is a certain party
in South Africa whicli sympathize with thc
Matabele.   This is not to be wondered at,
seeing that a great corporation  like the
Chartered Company is sure to have many
enemies.   If they havo profited by experience or teen instructed,thoy will not risk
battles in the open, hut will take shelter in
koppies or other atony ground where horses
could not operate, or 111 foreste, aud there
await attack.   In this c ise the war would
become one of greatdillioulty,sinceit would
be necessary to dislodge the impis one by
one and to cow them aiilfioiently to prevent
them taking refuge in other such positions,
whence they would havo to be  again dislodged,"
In estimating the chances of the war Mr.
Haggard went on: " It must he remembered
that very fow white men are engaged in
proportion to the magnitude of the task before them. I am not a soldier, hut I have
heen a South African volunteer, and
know the conditions of something of
savage wars, and speaking with all dilli-
deuce, it seems to me that there ought to be
Boino supports to the columns which are
now advancing, upon which they could fall
hack in the unhappy chance of a reverse.
A study of recent South African wars will
show that in each case wo havo begun by
underrating lho enemy. It waa so in the
Zulu war and it was so in the Boer war. In
tho case of the Zulu war a terrible disaster
overtook our troops which lef S us paralyzed
for months, and in my view it was owing
only to the clemency and half-heartedness
of Cotowayo that all the outlying districts
of Natal wero not swept by his impis, In
the Boer war lhe same thing happened, it
being madly entered on by Sir (Ieorge Col-
ley, in spito of the entreaties of all who
wero acquainted with the Boers and with
their powers of shooting, with a force nl
littlo moro than a thousand men. This
mere handful was ex peeled to storm almost
unassailable positions. " Tiie amallnesa of
tho force of the Chartered Company," pre
caoded Mr. Haggard, "is 11 serious consul
oration. Al any into it must be remem
bored that the war is being conducted In
men who Individually are well.suited to tin
task. Most of them ate colonists or havi
colonial experience, which moans that
ThsDoini-sof ibsentMiaded Folk-
It is not pleasant to be absent-minded,
but incidents in the lives of absent-minded
people give rise to a great deal of laughter
in this world. Ot course no one believes
that there is any truth in the story of the
absent-minded man who put his clothes to
bed, and hung himself carefully over the
baok of his chair; nor have we found anybody yet who had any confidence in the
story of the absent-minded small boy who
went fishing, and anchored the boat with
his fish-hook, and abandoned his sport because he could not find a worm largo enough
to bail the anchor with. These stories,
however true they may bo, seem slightly
exaggerated, but there are others quite as
interesting, and more faithful to facts.
For instance, there is the story of a man
who arranged to give an elaborate dinner
to a numerous and distinguished company.
The appointed evening arrived ; the
collation, an elegant one, was ready to
he served, but t' e guests came not,
Half an hour passed, aud still they did not
He was j come, and the host became really uneasy,
When the delay had grown to an hour, and
not a man of them had shown up his feelings were indescribable, And who can picture his agony of spirit when, on returning
to his room, he chanced to pull open a
drawer, and therein found the whole bundle
of iuvitations which he had torgotton to
send out !
And what an absent-minded young man
that must have been who, while being married, replied to the minister's question if
he was willing to take the young lady for
his wedded wife, by scratching his head,
and saying, " Vos, I'm willing j but I'd
much rather have her sister."
How She Erou**ht flim to Time,
" I think the way Blanche Biggerstaff
brought her young man to time was a little
ahead of anything I ever heard before,"
said Mamie Stivetts to a bevy of girls.
" Oh, has she landed him at last," aaid
" Tell ua about it," demanded tho .rest.
" You know he's been going to see her for
years, and they are dead in love with each
" No doubt about that."
" Ho was too bashful to propose, and at
the same time he was crazy to get married."
" Yes j go on with the story."
" Well, the other evening, he was at the
Biggerstaffs', as usual, when Blanche remarked :
" ' The girla are all wearing guards to
their engagement rincs now.'
" ' Indeed?' replied .Mr, Linger.
" ' Yes ; and you have never given me a
guard for mine, Charlie,' says Blanche.
" ' Why,' stammered Charlie,' I never
gave you au engagement ring, you know.'
" ' Yes, I know,' replied Blanche, as
meek as Mosea."
" Well, what then?" demanded the girls
" Why, he took her an engagement ring
and a guard, too, the very next evening."
" I've seen that same gentleman with
Mrs. Sweetly very often 1 ia it some ono
she cares tor?'' "Oh, no; that's her
There may be bnt one pin in a girl'e belt,
and she may not see her young man more
than once a month, but his hand will find
" It must have been settled very suddenly that heshould study for the ministry."
"Itwas. He put up three stove pipjs iu
one day without swearing."
Mr, Hugging���" Is Miss Fosdick still
president of your society tor the suppression of slang, Miss Skidds !" Miss Skidds���
" No : she got too fresh aud we turned her
ghe���" You mustn't try to kiss mo at
the station, for there are so many people
there." He���(protestingly)������" But everyone will think we arc brother and sister."
She���" And we will be, too, if yon attempt
"Ah I" said the man, with hated breath,
Who lived with Ins third soolding wife,
" You talk about the ' jaws of death,'
They're nothing to the jaws of life."
Piracy in the far eastern seas is not a
thing of the past by any means. The Peninsular and the Oriental, lhe Mcssagerics
and other Chiuabound great lines all stipulate in their'ohortera and bills of lading
and agreements with passengers that they
hall im: beheld responsible for losses by
lire, pillage or piracy, and serious eases arc
ot frequent ocenrrsuce,
One  or die  Horrors Tlint   tromeil nil
It was on May 1, 1876, that Achmot Aga
and his l'omalc warriors appeared hefore
Batak, a Bulgarian village of  Christian
people.   He summoned the inhabitants to
give up their arms, but, mistrusting him,
lhey refused 10 do so, and defended themselves for two days,until it became evident
that the Pomaks (Bulgarian perverts  to
Mohammedanism) were getting the best of
the fight.   Then came a parley.   Achniet,
Aga swore a solemn oath that if the villagers would deliver up tlieir arms not a hair
of their heads should be touched.   They
did so, and next came a demand for all the
money in the place.   This, of course, was
given up.   Then the Pomaks entered the
village, and put all the inhabitants to the
sword without distinction of ago or sex.
The  houses   wero   burned,   and    nothing  was   left   of   Batak    save  a    pile
of    smouldering    ashes    aud    corpses.
When all was still,  and the  work was
done, Achniet and  his   mountaineers  ro>
turned to tlieir villages.    Wo wore accompanied to the  church  by  lho  kmet,  or
mayor, a well-spoken, good-looking man of
about thirty-five years  of age.    Il is  a
low, strongly-built structure, which might
have been defended successfully hy a few
resolute, well-armed men posted  tit tho
narrow windows.   But the occupants on
that terrible day woro mainly women, and
tbe men who wero there had jiven up their
arms,   We passed through a litlle church-
yard surrounded by a high wall, and stooping low beneath tho arch of the narrow
doorway we entered tho temple of death.
At firstit was impossible to see anything
in the darkness; then gradually the bare
white walls became visible���whitewashed
by the Turkish ollicials, in order to remove
the blood stains and the traces of burning.
The same    officials,   with   praiseworthy
energy, took up the stone floor, in order to
make things presentable for the Kuropean
gontlemon who came  to investigate  the
crime.   Every trace of   the  woolwork
had disappeared, for the Pomaks set tire ���o
the interior before the wretched occupants
had all been slaughtered,   There was nothing in the way of furniture, except a kind
of wooden stand, on which a number of
skulls, some sixty 01 seventy in all, were
ranged in rows, and some boxes containing
charred hones.    Many of the skulls had
been  perforated by bullets,   others had
evidently been slashed hy yataghans, most
of them from behind.   On some of them lay
small bouquets of faded llowers; on one���
that of a young girl���almost cloven asunder
by a sword-cut���lay a tress of dark-brown
hair,   The kmet, at that time a lad of
twenty, was one of the few who escaped
from the churoh.   I shall never forget the
slory which he told us, as he stood with us
in this dark charnel house, with a lighted
candlo in his hand.
"When we heard that the Pomaks were
coining," he said, "my father, who was oue
of the two popes of the village, told me to
take my wife and the other women of the
family to the church, where the women
were assembling. I never saw my father
again���he was tortured by tho Pomaks, and
his eyes were torn out while he was alive.
The othcr pope was treated in thesame ivay.
About a thousand of us were crowded in the
church, and the door was made fast. When
the Pomaks began firing through the windows my wife was struck in the shoulder
by a bullet. As the bullets wore entering
the church from all sides, I endeavored to
make my way to the door, which had been
forced by the Pomaks, and through which
some of those in the church were endeavoring to escapo, most of them being shot down
by the Pomaka as soon as they camo out,
When near the door 1 fainted and fell
among tho corpses. When I regaintd
consciousness I found myself lying
under several dead bodies, which were
so thickly piled above me that I could
scarcely breathe. I freed myself with
dilliculty, and went out of the church. The
Pomaks had gone, but I was immediately
arrested by a Turkish official. One of my
sisters, who was in the church, disappeared,
and I believe she is now living as a slave
somewhere over the frontier. Many of
the younger women disappeared in (his
way. After the attack ou the church had
continued for some time, those who were
inside were told that they might come out
in safety, as thoy had been pardoned.
Achniet Aga stood hy the door, and as the
men came out one hy oue he gave orders
that they should be executed. 'I hoy were
taken down to the river bank, whore the
Pomacks stood ready with drawn swords,
and were beheaded there. The bodies were
thrown into a pit cIo-lb by."
We went out of the church into lhc pleasant sunshine, and descended to the margin
nf the clear, swift stream near at hand. Its
banks were once covered by busy timber
mills, which wero burnt with everything
else in Batik. On the grassy slope we
could discern the traces of the pit, since
filled up, into which the bodies of the victims were thrown, Close by was the largo
new Bolloolhouso, raised on the site of the
former building, in which moro than a hundred women and children wero hiiruod
alive. Five thousand human bolngs perished on that fatal day. The bodies lay piled
in tbe streets and in the churchyard, and
choked the mill-dams in the littlo stream.
iMany of them woro eaton by dogs, for tho
few survivors wcre so crushed by the misfortune that they never attempted to bury
the dead, "Tantiim roligio potuit suadore
nuloriim." Religion, roligion alone, was
the cause of these horrors. For let
it not be supposed lhat the massacre of Batak was the deed of alien conquerors, of
strangers, of invaders, like thc Israelites in
Canaan, or like the Turks themselves in
Miropo five hundred years ago. No, the
crime was committed by neighbors upon
neighbors, by kinsman upon kinsmen ; by
men of the same blood and language as
their victims, desconded, like them, from
ancestors who had resisted the Ottoman
iiivaden.s:   by Bulgarians upon Bulgarians.
Ami in what respect did the murderer differ
from the murdered ? In tho tenure of a
dogma, in divergence of opinion as to the
mode of reaching Paradise. . . . The
massacre of Batak was tho crowning tragedy
of 1870. The Turkish Government acquiesced in what had been douo, and Achniet, defender of the faith, received the
Or lor of tlio Mejidie. Well-meaning but
ill-informed persons in England imagined,
and imagine still, thai the horrors of llatak
v,oi 0 pepretrated by the Turks.   They wero
.In Australian Imiiiicr Hcrcbanl Wishes
inooiii 1 p Trade Midi Canada.
A despatoh from Victoria, 11. C, says: -
Mr. J, A, Cun is, of New South Wales,
was a passenger Oil the Wurriuiim. He said
he had been iu lho lumber business for .'IP
yoars. During IH!)2, not one ofthe In istyoars,
ttboui 22,000,001/feot of lit nher wa�� imported to New South Wales from Puget Sound
and other United States purls. " There is
no reason,' said Mr. Curtis, "why all or
most of the lumber used in New Soulh
Wales should not come from British Columbia, Wo are Britishers over there, and
consequently would prefer to deal Willi
Britishers. The object of my trip is to endeavor to arrange with British Columbia
mills to supply us with lumber. I have hud
one shipload from here, but it was uot equal
to Taootna lumber. There was a great deal
of sap iu it, nnd it appeared to bo carelessly cut. The lumbor is just as good as the
best, and I think I will probably m ike arrangements with some mills, They will bo
able to remedy the defects when pointed
out to them. Vou might also supply some
of the doors used iu Australia, which oome
from Sail Francisco. San Francisco doors
made of sugar pine arc ex pons ice. Cedar
doors should be just its good and oould be
Alcohol has never beon reduced to the
solid stat", but becomes vlsrid at very low
The agricultural capital of Europe haa
doubled since IS'0 ; that of the United
States ha? increased over sixfoil,
The largest gold nugget ever found waa
the Ballarat Welcome nugget, weighing
2,lfl0 ounces and was wortii $41,833.
Germany's hop crop has averaged over
VI 'i.i 1,000 pounds annually during the last
ten years. This vear it is less than B6y
000,0 10,
A scientist who has been listening to the
voice of llie house fly through the micro-
phone Bays it sounds very much like the
neighing of a horso.
Napoleon, who rarely gave attention to
details, bui laid plant for 0:hers to execute,
had very smai! and perfectly formed hands,
with taper lingers.
Tlie Hank of Venice con meted its dealings
for (100 yeara with such honor that in all
that time no hostile criticism or condemnation of its methods has been found.
Voung women of Germany have a superstition that if they bury a drop of their
blood under a rosebush it will over afterward insure the experiment*! u pa'r of rosy
cn. oka
A Canadian has invented a conductor's
I fare box for use on street railways,   It re-
,    , , 1 gislers everv ticket or fare dropped in tho
supplied muoh more cheaply, but lhey must ���,���, ���������,   ,',      ���   ,.   ,  .     ','     .   ,
���   ' ��� ' slot and deals out dated transitu- tickets
be made the same style as lhe peoplo have
been accustomed to."
Mr. Curtis will visit the different mills
of tlio province during llis stay and ex-
peels lo make arrangements with them.
Cost of Anoieat Luxury.
The following extracts from an ancient
account-book give an idea of the style nf
living In Paris at the end ofthe seventeenth
oenlury, The household of agrand seigneur
consisted of an intendout, an almoner, a
secretary, an ecuyer, two valets, it janitor,
a steward, an ollicer of the butler's pantry,
a cook, a butler's pantryman, two kitchen
attendants, a kitchen maid, two pages, six
or four lackeys, two coachmen, two postillions, two carriage attendants, four stable
boys, a "swiss" or porter, uu iutendent's
valet, an almoner's valet, a secretary's
valet, an eciiyer's valet, and a steward's
The almoner's salary was forty dollars,
the ecuyer's eighty dollars, the steward's
one hundred dollars, the conk's sixty dollars, and so 011, thc entire expenditures in
wages for thirty-six persons for ono year
amounting to eight hundred and two dol-
The expression "in the soup" ia said to
have originated in Paris over a century ago.
W hen a prisoner was guillotined the gamins
were wont to cry: "Hc has reached the end
of his soupe."
Twenty-three thousand homeless men
have been sheltered during the past year by
the Central Lodging-house Association of
Toronto, and 658 men have found employment through its agency.
Thousands of linnets were noticed in
Spokane, Wash,, after a severe storm the
other day. Lionels are nol indigenous to
that portion of the slate, and much speculation was caused by their presence.
Sponges arc being propagated in a cheap
way just now. About three years ago a
cut - Gorman divided a few healthy specimens of live spmges into a goodly number
of parts and placed them in deep water,
with the result lhat he now has a crop of
4,000 at an initial expenditure of $20,
The Spaniard, however courteous he may
be, never invites a guest to dinner; in Italy
too, the privacy of the family is seldom
invaded at the dinner hour; tlie Frenchman
i.s delighted to entertain, but prefers to do
it at his club, while the Englishman is never
us when seated at his own table
lars. Tho enlire expenditure in food, drink
fuel and light for thirty-six persons for one ! so genia
year amounted to nineteen hundred dollars! with company surrounding him,
and fifty cents.   The grand seigneur's table, |    The army of Xerxes has always
served for twelve persons twice a day, and; greatly overestimated by historiaus.   Co
kitchen, laundry, fuel and light cost in all,;
per year, two thousand threo hundred and j
seventy-six dollars and fifteen centa,   The
grand seigneur had fourteen horses, and
their entire cost in feed and treatment was,
per year, two thousand ono hundred and
seveuteen dollars.
Thus, the maintenance of a well-regulated
household, comprising thirty-six servants
and thirty horses, cost in Paris in 1*0:), at
the  most liberal estimate,   about seven
thousand five liundred dollars. If the grand
seigneur was married, lhe lady had at her
service an ecuyer ; a maid whoso function
was to do honor to her and be her constant
companion ; a chambermaid, who c imbed
and dressed her hair, washed and ironed
her fine linen, aud repaired her laces ; a
valet who was a man milliner ; a page, a
steward, a cook, a butler, a kitchen-maid,
four lackeys, a coachmen, a postillion, a
coachman's boy, seven carriages and four
saddle horses.
If there were children, there were a governess, a nurse, a preceptor, a valet, two
lackeys, a servant for the nurse, and the
additional expenditure iu wages amounted
A gentleman who lived in an inn, and was
content with one valet, two lackeys, and
a hired coach, if he lived luxuriously, speut
nine  hundred  and sixty-four   dollars  a
Special Farmim;-
of the most serious  objections to j April.
monly co nputed at 5,000,000, the best
evidence goes 10 show that, camp followers
and all, it did not exceed 1,000,(100. llis
"thousands of ships" numbered only 1,200
to begin with, and of these 100 were lost in
a storm, so that ho reached the coast of
(I recce with about SOO.
A registered letter that was received at
the Portland, Me., post olhce the other day
bore a stamp of the Sl denomination. It
would bave gone for the usual 10 cents fee
ard postage, The stamp collecting fad was
suggested as au explanation, the stamp that
had been used being regarded by enthusiasts as more valuable than an uncanceled
A Wiseonsiu newspaper is called on to
answer a charge of criminal libel against a
town. The paper which is published at
Superior, said there were 150 cases of diphtheria in Iron River, and that the town
should be quarantined. Tiiere were no
such cases there, and the city attorney and
health commissioners have entered a prosecution,
A French method of preserving grapes in
something very close to their natural condition has somo interest at this season.
Shoots of the vine bearing, say two bunches
of sound grapes eadi, are placed in bottles
or vases tilled with wat- r containing charcoal in solution. The bottles arc then
hung along the edges of notched shelves in
a dry place. It is said that, if the water
he renewed from time to time, grapes so
treated will  keep in good condition into
special farming ia the dilliculty iu main-1 There arc about eighty da;a in the year
taining the fertility without either pur- when the dreaded English channel Ib neatly
chasing foods or fertilizers. It is a well- ��� as smooth asa mill p>nd ; though thero will
settled fact that any system of farming | generally ocour a slight ground swell,   If a
northeast or southwest wind blows hard it
is quite true that the sea in the channel is
that docs not return to the land in proper
quantities those constituents of plant food
that arc drawn from it by such system,
must, in the long run, be a ruinous one.
If situated where food or fertilizers can
be secured at a price that it will pay to
purchase and use, special farming can often
bo made vory profitable. But in this the
conditions must be favorable. Soil, climate
and market must bo favorable.   The natur-! even old salts can not always stand
al capacity of the soil must be considered, i at the worst the passage is nowaday
If special fertilizers  are used  one  must j , matter of some eighty or ninety minutes
understand the nature of the soil and of ���very different from those bygone times
plant growth in order to uso them to a good 1 when lugger rigged -macks 01 heavy cutters
one of the worst in the world, though relatively slight. Tiie tides which are very
various, crossing the wind, combined with
ihe shallowness of the water and the fact
that the ebb and flood meet and part just
off Dover, kick up at times an entirely
uliar and abominable ocean dance v inch
Nearly all local markets arc oasily over
Stocked, and unless convenient to a gener- j
al market prices will usually get low. The
kind of product must determine this, Some
products will bear transportation much-
better than others. Generally the more
condensed and the less perishable the better
they will bear transportation,
il is true that in some cases a special
line of customers cun ho scoured that will
consume all of the product wo can get ready
for market, but this is the exception, and
one must he reasonably sure 1 f them before
undertaking a special line of any extent.
Tlio natural tendency of special farming is
to gradual exhaustion of the fsrtility, although the results may not be seen for
aomo timo, depending somewhat upon the
condition or amount of tho fertility ���f the
soil. But with ordinary management the
olfeel is sure to show either oarly or late.
Dairy farming is often followed with prof,
it, hut ordinarily this means tho purchase
and uae of more or less mill feed. Gardening or truck farming ia followed with profit,
but this means the purchase and use of
more or less manure as a fertilizer. Both
require good and reasonably convenient
markets to be most profitable. General
farming admits of better opportunities for
keeping up the fertility and of taking advantage of the markets and, undor average
conditions, of making most urolit.
Syrup of roses is any white wine sweetened and Havered wiih rose essence,
used to roll the suffering passengers from
coast to coast on such a wild sea as is depicted iu Turner's famous picture, eras
when in IS22, the first etoaui packet, the
Rob Roy, of fifty tons, came over on May
22, bringing six adventurous persons.
The excavations which have jist heen
brought to a conclusion in the Isle ol
S liamis have resulted in the discovery of a
hundred ancient tombs, lying In live parallel rows. Most of llieni are oblong and
quadrangular in shape. Another dlsoov.
ery is that of a large cemetery, the first yet
found with Myceman characteristics. The
sopulohers, which are very small and narrow, aie constructed of unhewn stones
Fifty antique vases of the Mycenian epocl
and in a good stale of preservation havi
also been found, together with a number 0
objects ill bronze and gold, including rings,
buckles, spindles and other things.
Everybo ly knowa that the French standard 0! measurement is the "meter," but
how many correct answers do you think
you could get. should ymi put the question
lo tho first hundred persons yon meet:
What is .he ba.sisnf French measurement!
What is the "meter" a part of',- Should
you be fortunate enough to gel a 1 ingle
correct answer il would lie something like
this; Tne French standard mess ol
length ia founded on the measurement of
the earth from the pole to the equatot n
the meridian of I'n is, This total dis'ai e
is divided into 10,000,000 eq il parts, 1 h
of which ia a "meter." The meter ia 1.0D1
Knglish yards. ,(M*aMM|jlMj
. ��l]c ftootcnaij Star
SATURDAY, 1>KC. 9. 1893,
"The Pilot Uny smeller, OU liooto-
riny Luke, is missing n runguifioent
opportunity, The ores of tlm Slocnn
country, undor its very nose, ure being
sent to works hundreds of miles distant. It these works were remly fur
business uud intelligently run thoy
might be making money ut n rapid
rhto."���Spokane Miner uud Electri-
, Not only the Pilot Bay smelter, but
Ibo Revelstoke Btnelter iu miBsiug a
ninguificent opportunity.    Like nil
tbo other smote works in this province it is not ready for business.
Tons of oro huve passed iln doors thia
season for distant Sau Frnnoisoo and
Tiu'oiiin, ui.,1 noxt summer, with tho
com]ilet'ou of the 1!. & A, L. and N.
i- S. railways, most of the best mines
in tin, Slocnn will be shipping oro via
Nnkusp, Uevelsi,ike uml the 0. I'. \'\.
'I'be Lardeau will also be sending oul
ore next, summer, und those ores must
pirns through Rovelstoke.   Let the
Smelter Co. got n move on and pro-
ylnro to reap tbo coming harvest.
WJJCW. ���"��� r   :;' -
.d Real Estate Broker and General
aimg an
Stoves 11
Stoves I!f
Tinware aid Hardwire bv the carload.
fLOtiB  &t�� FEED
-, Tire letter of "Two Citizens Wbo
Want Tbeir Rigbts ' seems lo bo ungenerous uud unpatriotio, to say tbe
least.   TljePire brigade is an institution jr-ii;! liseil fur tbo beneM of tlie
wbolo towu.   But tbo Firo Brigade
bus no money and oould not by uny
ppssibility buy a lot,  Will those two
citizens or uuy of thoir sympathisers
make the town a present of a vacant
lot ou whicb to build tbo engine-
house?   We guess not.   How tbey
cuu cull tbo tug end of a. side street
lending lo nowhere a suin street is
beyoud our comprehension,    They
say it will cut thorn offi from the
river, but nB there is nmplo room on
each side of the engine-house for u
wagon to pass tbeir assertion is not
exactly the truth.    Moreover, this
contention is absurd, seeing that tbo
river bank nt this point is high and
precipitons and never has beeu used
for tho purpose of reaching the wator.
Tho only claim  lhey put forward
worthy of consideration is tho fact
that open spaces nro necessary in case
of a conflagration.   A large Are is
certaiuly as possiblo here iib at Kamloops, but in view of such a contingency we understand  the engine-
house is merely resting ou its foundation and iu a few minutes a couple of
team-* conld drug it to the other side
of tha street.   But the most Marions
thing iu this business is the fact that
Some of those who are kicking ugainst
4!he houso being where il is aro tho
greatest offeuders in the matter of encroaching on the streets, and huvo
been for years past.   If their clamor
sliould til,*.-,*- the effect thoy dosire
kui} .tho engine-house is moved to
km-? iuconveuieut spot, then we say
there; must be no favors shown.   Let
ever? ImiWing aud every fence uow
standing Eft any street or lane in t.he
town be moved off and kept off.   Let
the Streets be kept clear by all means,
out lei those who originated the evil
tali' tho lead in moving off.   The
mast mm meammmaasmmtas nana museums.
0        "Tl      ���
ezmmama ttirnmtrar -w-wawavnia^a
RANGES.-Palace, Gem, Ideal, Jubilee.
COOK-STOVES.- Alberta, .Jubilee, Clarence, Florence.
PARLOR STOVES.���Fraukliu, Eveuiug Star. Keystone,
BOX STOVES.���Vulcan, Fulton, &e.
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received evory week.
0. B. Hume k Company,
BevQlstcke Station.
I   *
* *
Toronto Fire Brigade has two chemi-
(Jul .engines by the sum,' makers .-.,-
ours, and these two are the first to be
culled out in oase ot tire, ii being very
seldom that the services of uny ol tbe
ordinary engines are needed ; the
chemicals do their work effectually
iu skillsfi hands. Portnnately onr
engine has uot yet been called npon
to dupiayHte capabilities at ' ,
break, ami, it will strike everyone as
beiuj; *i li..i too previous whei
"Two .';.''""is ' claim that '��� ���--".:.���
is not mtii'li good. In conclusion we
would ask these kickers w j I ie
not attend the meeting lasl week
make their obieotion there.
a.- i
Is situated at the head of the North-East Arm of Upper
Arrow Luke. It is Ihe easiest point from which to enter the
remarkably rich mines of the Lardeau and Fish Creek Districts. It will have tin; advantage of both rail and steamboat lines. The C.P.K. will begin the building of aline from
Iievelstoke to the N.E. Arm of Arrow Lake as soon as the
weather will permit. LARDEAU is at the head of navigation on this Arm, and will be the terminus of steamers and
that ol the Lardean & Kootenay Railway. Tiiere is no
; question thai the Rich Mining Districts which are tributary
to LARDEAU will attract thousands of Prospectors and
Capitalists during the present season, and that a large town
will grow up nt that point. The history of Kaslo will be
repeated at LARDEAU this year, anil investors in Kootenay
property should study the situation. Kuslo, in many in-
stances, has already repaid from 500 to 1,000 per cent, to
���<*��������� uemWW-V
Scientific American
Agency far
pnarantecd Correct Results
Bold ja 00
Bilver    ���; KI
1    0
lh Id ti l Silvei	
Qi Id, SUver and Lead     I 00
all ���;��� ��� - ,-<���-.. i
mmple* bj D
\V. Thos Sicwmnn,
Box 90, flvratsville, Our.,
Atlanti   Eipi us, arri es I'100 daily,
16.65   ������
a :'. -    Paul,
-. ���   No
��� ��� t lower ��� nan anj
���.���Uu"- ro
���   - Cat
y tmi?A&^
*""   ���3flVEATS!l
tha-m?. MARicg,
*���* COPYHIOHTS,   etc.
l-'c   ' rmatl nantli-,���. I'lmrtiiool,w? "oto
I - ,">.    I BllOADWAT, llaW fORB,
(J laat ail -....���,.-��� '.nlj, in tr. ri<'fl.
'- ' ''-' n uiitby .,  in brfranliihetota
��� '    . t. .... (la,a ,'./���>: RirenfrM i.l.j, r,;ilui.l,9
ition oi t?
;���  ..   ten bool
: and  A' I   t ipeai   poi
Lowed   ', et
fjow  Proight  Rati    ,.  ��� ���
patch,   tferohi money
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m rill,
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���iv, i   S>, i ��� Mimiit, i
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,   .-. ' ...��� ^ ii": 'h*   Uuib < uf!���::
I'l 'JLi-j-     ���, "(BI !������ Iaa> ,. :���
Giant Powder kept iii stock at New Denver and
I'll/; Baji . ��� Si ���- ���:..-  .i WI   I
Best brands of wintw,li<pora raTFrtagi    *
KtVr , BfLKr.,
���i(<i!:;*'.  a  SPECIALTY,
and cigars.
Thsarxwnrmodatioasi I'Ax- 'i '������
Mn- i ���
AI'.RAIMV  ���  :) Pi
First class Viib:������, rwoU
TcU [ihOMaSa
o   k> !   r. BEI
-" -   .<	
Cleaned  ';      : *, Altered
Kootenay Liice
h '. -fO, B.O.
l\ i
A  0  BUI
l;,.ti, ,    and pat in good shape
L (J H 6 E ft
\m ASD
i b\-y,i.\d  Jfl1.  StOEl '! liKI
ml ,U'
OL, ���
���in-'i, SMurIi
:, ke. , nl��;,\,i
:.,   all it,
. Lalha,
1) urniture &
r . h o w s o N,
Has a large Stock of Hon��ehoM Urniture, Coffins, Caskets'*
. '..i,,-. i, ivy ,r,,.,n'.
Shrou'ia, ��ic,


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