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No. 9.
Owing to the recent discoveries of
gold in big Bend tbe feet of the an"
���wearying prospector are turning in
tbat direotion in ever - increasing
numbers. Since tbe panic in tbe
silver mining industry Las spread
itself over the West the wiee prospector has beeu turning his attention
to the precious yellow metal, and
that Big Bend holds vast quantities
of gold, both in placer and in tjuartz,
is a fact which is becoming more
apparent every day. Tbe latest reports substantiate the rumors of rioh
Quarts being fonnd on McCullogh
Creek, and one of tbe owners there
will shortly send down a ton of gold
Quarts! by pack train.
Among those now going np are
toany old-timers who took out a lot
of gold from Big Bend placers back
in tbe sixties. Last Saturday about
twenty men went up with George
Laforme's pack train, to whioh six
horses Were added last week, as the
freight has grown to considerable
proportions. Wu obtained the names
of some of the party as follows I���
Geo. Laforme, Fete Leveoque, Wm.
Eirknp, Geo. C. Marsh, F. Bengali,
0. Whalen, Wm. Keohan and G,
Brogden. On Tuesday afternoon
Messrs. J. M. Kellie and John Boyd
Went np to examine a good ledge
disoovered by Bain and Boyd a few
weeks ago, and of whioh we are
promised particulars on their return.
Tom Bain has been summoned to
Vancouver on account of the illness
of one of his ohildren.
Thn Government has appropriated
an extra $500 to the Big Bend trail,
And on Thursday seven men left here
for the purpose of making the repairs. These Were Wm. Mackenzie,
foreman, Hugh Boss, Geo, Spinks,
doe Williams, A. Soott, Geo. Boaoh,
and Jos. Bourgeois.
Yesterday afternoon J. E, Losee
arrived down from Big Bend. He
brings a glowing account of reoeut
discoveries on McCullogh Creek and
a fine sample of quartz in which the
gold Is lumped as large as duokshot.
As we have no room this week for
the extensive report Mr. Losee so
courteously gave us we trust all our
renders who are interested in Big
Bend and the welfare of the distriot
trill look oat for next week's Stab,
in wbioh ��U1 be found particulars
of all the recent finds.
G. 0. Buchanan on Sloean
Railways. ��� Bringing out
Ore via Itev-'lstoke injurious to Kaslo.
Mr. G. 0. Buchanan was interviewed at Spokane last week concerning the prospects of the Kaslo-
Blocan Bailway. He said the projectors of the road were in a position
financially to build it, but whether
they would commence work this fall
he oould not say, He would venture
bo predictions as to what effeot the
completion of the Naknsp k Slooan
Bailway Would have on Kaslo. It
was a foot, however, admitted and
feared by many Kaslo people, that if
tbe Nakusp railway was completed
this fall (which it will be) Kaslo will
be vitally injured. The silver mines
are much nearer to Slooan Luke than
they are to Kaslo, and with railway
and steamboat eonueotion with Revelstoke tbe ore will naturally go out
that way.
i ' ii* ���   i        	
A very handsome WINCHESTER
RIFLE, quite new nnd perfeot, model
of 1886. Will sell cheap for cash.���
Apply at Staii office.
A 0OUNTy"cc��rT will be held
nt Rovolstoke, 1). (J,, on SATURDAY,
September 16th, 1893, nt ten o'clock
Revelstoke, B.C., Aug. 9th, 1893.
Kootenay Lake
_ -ot-
Capacity 40,000ft. per diem.
First-clasH Table, good Beds,
Revelstoke public sohool will re open
on Monday next.   '
Dr. L. G. Chamberlain, eye specialist,
will be in Revelstoke next Saturday.
Mr. John Stone, of the Stockholm
House, is reodperating at Hot Springs.
Bourne Bros., Revelstoke   Station,
reoeived five carloads of merchandise
from tbe east last week.
Mrs. E. J. Bourne, Miss H. Calmon
and Mrs. Martin returned to Revelstoke
from Naknsp on Wednesday.
Yesterday the str. Kootenay carried a
oarlofld of horses and mules and a lot of
plant for tbe Naknsp k Sloean Railway
Mr. David F. lfouglas, of Lardeau,
has been appointed miuing recorder of
the Lardeau mining division vice D. A.
Lamey, resigned.
Rev. C. A. Piocunier will preach in the
Methodist church to-morrow; morning
at 10,30, evening at 7.30. Sunday-school
iu the church at 2.30.
About the prettiest bit Of ore we have
yet seen was brought up tbis week by
Tom Home from tbe great Home ledge.
It assayed high in silver and about 70
per cent. lead.
Hull Bros, sent down two carloads of
prime cattle per str. Colombia Monday
morning, one for Wilson & Perdue of
Nelson, tbe other for the N. k F. S.
construction camp at Sayward.
Mr. Wilson will conduct service at
the Presbyterian church, Donald, tomorrow, and Mr. F. W. Gilmuur will
fill tbe Revelstoke pulpit. Servioe at
7.30. p.m.' Sabbath-sohool at 2.30.
Mr. J. W. Veil, formerly editor of the
Stab and recently of tbe Kamloops Sentinel, spent a few days in town this
week and left ob str. Columbia Thursday morning for a trip through Lower
Mr. T, Abriel, Naknsp, will not as
forwarding agent for merchants and
others sending goods to New Denver
and the Slooan, He is ia tbat line of
business, and guarantees prompt and
safe delivery.
Mr. David F. Douglas, resident agent
at Lardean City for the Townsite Co.,
was married in Portland, Ore., to Miss
C. Stranbe, of that oity. Mr. and Mrs.
Douglas have taken up their residence
at Lardeau City.
There are abont 80 miles of tbe new
telegraph line from Revelstoke to Nelson already completed from Nakusp
both ways. Tbe wires are boing strung
on sound young trees, and very few
poles are being used.
H. N. Coursier is offering wonderful
burgains in prints, muslins, dress goods
and millinery, which mast be cleared
out at onoe to make room for fall and
winter stock. Look out for his big advertisement next week.
Mr. James Thompson, divisional road
surveyor, came up from the Lardeau on
Thursday and returned yesterday. 'Ir,
Thompson is giving entire satisfaction
in dealing with the difficult question as
to the location of the trails through that
miuing section.
Tourists in search of good fishing
would do well to make Nakusp their
head quarters. Splendid tront from 15
to 20 lbs. weight are frequently brought
in hy parties who have been out trolling,
some of the most fortunate anglers being
ladies, especially Mrs. Muirhead and
Mrs. A. Mcintosh.
Nearly 1,000 men are working on the
Nakusp k Sloean Railway construction,
and Nakusp is very lively in consequence, the hotel accommodation being
taxed to its utmost. Barring accidents
the road will be ready quite a month
before the time specified in the contract
���the lst of January next.
A oase of assault was dismissed Friday
afternoon by Justices Green and Stone
with costs on plaintiff. It arose out of
Mr. Williums, druggist, refusing to
acknowledge Mr Lendrum as his laud-
lord, and who sent a deputy to dint-rain
on Mr. Williams, but wbo was summarily ejected. Attorney Abbs appeared
for defendant and Mr. McCarthy for
plaintiff.���Kaslo Examiner.
It is not generally known that saskatoons grow plentifully around Revelstoke. Thos. Cadman aud Geo. Sbiel
brought in three or four bushes on
Tuesday which were literally bending
witb tho weight of fruit on them. Tho
berries are round, black with a purplish
blush, very sweet, and somewhat larger
than a blueberry, Messrs. Cadman and
Sbiel say the mountain sides are covered
with saskatoon bushes,
Roman Catholic services will be held
in the schoolhouse to-morrow; morning
at 10 High Mass and sermon ; evening
at 7.30 solemn vespers aud lecture. Tbe
pastor, Rev. Father Jos. Accorsine, will
officiate. The services are generally well
attended, the rev. father's lectures beiug
very attractive tp Catholics and non-
Catholics alike. Mr. Noel does good
service at the organ and the choir is
improving under the leadership of Mr.
Mr. P. Peterson cat a small field of
oats this week in which the stalks stood
over five feet in height and as large as
a lead pencil. Wheat griming in the
same field reached a height of five feet,
and two-rowed and six rowed barley
marly four feet. The ears wore full and
of magnificent proportions and equal, if
they do not surpass, anything grown in
any part of tbe world, and proving onr
Soil to bo eminently adapted for grain.
A bear hunt was organized Thursday
afternoon and a party of five rifles with
two dogs set out abottt two o'clock to
exterminate the bears which have frequently been seen lately at Fraser's
ranch on the other side of the river.
The afternoon was very hot, and the
bears were doubtless enjoying their
mid-day sloop, as none were met with,
but bear signs were plentiful. Tbe same
party will have another try one evening
next week.
Mr. W, E. Coffin, banker, of New
York, and a party consisting of Jnok
Stauber, J Jones and two scouts, left
here yesterday morning on a hunting
expedition in the Lardean country. The
party is well equipped and will give the
bears aud big game proper attention for
two or threo weeks. They left in tbe
Marion and will go to Trout Lake first.
Mr. Coffin spends a couple of months
every year hunting in some part of the
world, but tbis is his first visit to West
Kootenay. While here he will bave a
look at some of tbe rich mining claims
in the vicinity of Trout Lake, and there
is no doubt that much good will result
About four o'olook last Sunday morning a telephone message was received at
the oeutral office, Viotoria Hotel, that
the chemical engine waB urgently required at the station. In a few minutes
the fire brigade, under Chief Brown and
Assist. Barber, were on tbe road, the
engine being drawn by Hull Bros.' fast
horse. The wind was blowing hard at
the time, and this had,fanned into life
tbe fire which has been; smouldering on
the new C.P.R. townsite for the past
few weeks, and the flames had got uncomfortably near to several dwellings.
The occupiers of T. Lewis' and M
McKay's houses had been fighting the
fire all night, and the arrival of the
engine was a relief. W. F. Crage's
house, near the railway, was so closely
beset by the tire tbat tbe fence around
the garden was blazing, and had to be
levelled to prevent the fire reaching tbe
house. Ultimately tbe flames were got
under without any serious loss of property. Mr. W, Cowan received the
message and aroused tbe brigade.
Down With High Prices Po?
Electric Belts.
$1.55, (2.65,13.70 ; former prices $5, $7,
(10. Qualty remains the same���16 different styles; dry battery and acid belts
���mild or strong current. Less than half
tbe price of any othor company and more
home testimonials than all the rest together. Full list free. Mention thia
(aper. W. T. BAER & CO. Windsor. Out.
Discoveries of Kich Ore Veins.
Tbout Lake City, Aug. 2nd.
Charles Matheson, one of our best-
known pioneers, reports a strike which
is claimed to eolipse anything hitherto
discovered in the district. He has
plaoed his stakes on a new vein of almost
solid metal six feet in width, samples
from which assay 800 oz. of silver to the
ton. Matheson's constitutional smile is
now broader than ever,
H. Seroy recentlv brought down from
his new claim some samples whioh went
over 500 oz. in silver per ton.
Andrew Abrahamson and his partner
returned on Thursday from their olaims,
bringing some very fine speoimons of
ore with them.
Mr. Jenkins, superintendent of the
Bunker Hill mine in the Coeur d'Alenos,
is at the Silver Cnp mine, for the purchase of which he is negotiating with
the owners���Messrs, Downs, H<��1 ton and
A. H. Harrison, assayer, left town on
Monday for his claim adjoining the
Abbott group.
Another strike of nickel was reported
yesterday, bnt no further particulars are
yet to hand.
Messrs. Butler and Dickson, members
of the Monte Cristo Mining Company,
accompanied by Mr, J Kirkup, tha
district Government agent, arrived a
few days ago. The first two gentlemen
are anxious to purchase lho Great Northern claim, abont four miles from hero,
and have gone up to examine the ledge.
Tho Great Northern, though not a very
high grade ore, is so easily worked and
rduced as to be extremely valuable,
even as compared with ores giving a
much higher assay
Mr Blackburn is at present sojourning at Thomson's Landing. It is likely
that be will complete the purchase of
several claims he bonded last year,
J. W. Haskins has gone baok to bis
old prospecting grounds near Healey
Creek. He was accompanied by Mr. J.
Thompson, Government road inspector.
Labueai; City, Aug, 9th,
With news of rioh strikes up Fish
Creek nearly every day and the announcement tbat a 85,000 wharf is to be
built immediately by tbe Townsite Co.
every person wears a contented smile
which even an Irishman fresh from the
old country might envy.
Ever since the three colored men
come in with samples from the big copper lode they discovered up Fish Creek
this section has been overrun with prospectors. The lucky finders aro Alex.
Clark, an old Sloean prospector; Van
Washington of Spokane, and ��� Rad-
cliffe of Virginia. Ben Wrede, of the
Lardeau Hotel, Cory Menhinnick and
A. E. Murray were fortuunte enough to
secure a claim, The ore carries gold,
silver, copper and antimony.
Messrs. Butler, Cox and Tuttle, of the
Everett Smelting Co., have been taking
in our locality and gathering specimens
of ore for future use. They speak very
highly of the Black Bear and Lexington
groups. For quantity and quality of
the ore they pronounce these groups as
being unsurpassed. They are charmed
with the location and surroundings of
Lardean, and promise to come again in
the late fall.
i-even miles up Fish Creek Alex. Mc-
Rae and L. Artbnr hove struck it rich.
Tbey have brought in some magnificent
specimens said to be the finest shown iu
the district this year.
Messrs. Birmingham, McCnrdy and
Sims bave also fonnd a rich vein of ore
in the same locality. The assay shows
a high percentage of gold, but the men
are very reticent and nothing definite
can be got out of them.
On Poole Creek, a tributary of Fish
Creek, Wagner and McKay have staked
two claims whioh for rich ore Mr, Wagner says can't be beat in the Kootenay
Mr. Ferris and partner made a valuable discovery ic this vicinity a few days
ago, bnt no particulars are to baud.
Development work is being pushed at
the Black Bear and Lexington mines.
The dance and supper at the opening
of the Hotel Thomson has been post
poned.   The pleasure-loving public can
rest assured that when it does take place
there will be a real good time.
Mr. and Mrs. John Richardson and
ohildren are visiting at Revelstoke.
We gladly weloome the addition to
our social circle of Mrs, Douglas, wife
of the townsite agent.
It is expeoted that work on the new
wharf will be commenced within ten
days. It is to be located at the foot of
Viotoria Ave. and will be the finest
wharf in the two Kootenays. J, J.
Nickson, of Vancouver, has the oontract
and $5,000 is the price. Several other
improvements are contemplated by the
Townsite Co. If Victoria Ave. were
graded what a beautiful street would
greet the eye from tbe Lamey store to
the lake.
D. A. Lamey has resigned as mining
recorder and the Government has appointed David F. Douglas in his stead.
The mining recorder's office will be in
the Townsite Co.'s building.
Ben Wrede is expected home from
Vancouver this week. As Ben's sealing
venture has turned out so profitable we
are expecting a present of a sealskin
coat for each inhabitant.
Dan Lamey and Dave Douglas made
Revelstoke a business call tbis week.
The steamers Illecillewaet and Marion
have been calling quite frequently of
late, and when that $5,000 wharf is completed we expect it will be impossible to
keep them away,
Owing to Its many natural advantages
Trout Lake City offers one of the best
opportunities foi investment in tbe province. In the immediate neighborhood
are nearly all the rich claims of the
Lardeau country, such as the Ha-kins
group, the Wagner group, the Poole
gionp, the Blackburn group, the Seroy
and Sheran groups, the Great Home
ledge, the Great Northern ledge, the
Silver Cnp, the North Star, Livingstone
and other noted ledges and groups of
claims carrying high-grude silver and
good percentages of gold. Copper has-
been found in paying quantities and de*
posits of graphite, nickel and manganese are known to exist,
Eye Specialist,
Representing the Philadelphia Optical
Co., located at Winnipeg nud
Philadelphia, Pa.,
will be at Revelstoke Saturday, August
19th) Vernox Thursday, Aug. 17th;
Banff, Monday and Tuesday, Aug.
21st and 22nd.
He is the only Eye Specialist in the
West, giving attention to the scientific*
fitting of glasses by a new method, that
restores sight nnd cures headache and
dizziness in ull cases. Call nnd get circulars for particulars at Dr. McLean's
drug store,
co, Lara
Steamer ��W. HUNTER,"
G. L. Estabrooks, Master.
Until further notice will leave New
Denver Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1 p.m. for Head of Lake.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays leave
New Denver for Four jMileCitt nt 6
a.m. Returning, leaves New Denver nt
7 a.m. for Head of Lake.
Leaves Head of Lake every eveuiug
(Sunday excepted) for New Denver at
5 p.m.
Lardeau and Slocau Prospect**
[from our own correspondent.]
New Denver, Aug, 2nd.
The sale of a half interest in the
Washington mine for $85,000, repeated
attempts to buy a half interest in the
Mountain Chief (both on behalf of
Eastern syndicates), and the report that
the Alpha group is about to be bonded
proves that silver is not looked at with
mistrust by all the capitalists baok east.
The expert employed by Mr. Montgomery to examine the Washington
mine before he purohased the half interest is said to have reported that there
was $200,000 worth of ore in sight.
Now Denver continues to build up,
but still tbe demand for houses is much
greater than tbe supply. The lumber
is already on the ground for J. Fred
Hnme's new store on the cornor of
Union and Sloean Ave.
Friday last Captain Estabrook kindly
placed the str. W. Hunter at the disposal of the Fire Brigade for a moonlight
trip to F-Mir Mile, where a very pleasant
evouing was spout, The proceeds woro
devoted to tho Fire Brigade Fund.
O. O. Dennis leaves New Denver today to take up his new duties as assessor
for West Kootenay Distriot.
Frank Barnard, M.P., paid us a visit
this woek, and was enthusiastic over the
site and prospects of New Denvor.
Another llicli Strike near Trout
Lake,- 1005 oz. per Tou.
Tom Edwards, who has beon successful in discovering some good ledges in
the Lardeau, came up this week with
some samples of tbe richest ore yet seen
in W st Kootenay. Ou the north fork
of tbe Lardean river he found a vein of
copper silver glanco, nssays of which
show it to be wonderfully rich, no less
than 1,005 oz to the tou. He located
three olaims ou July 8th���the Morning
Star, Evening Star, and Skylark. Thc
owners are Messrs. H. J. Bourne, C. H.
Templo and I, T. Brewster, who will
commence developing the property at
onoo witb tbe intention of shipping ore
to the smelter as soon as possible, The
vein at present it 12 inches wide, bnt
indications point to its widening out
below. Tho richness of the ore, however, makes it very profitable to work
it at tho width shown nt surface,
w. it; P0ULT0N,
has his Hotel in running order, and is
prepared to accommodate all-comers
a7h, holdichT
Of Swansea and Wigan.
Analytical Chemist & Assayer,
Every branch of analytical or assay
work undertaken ; honest and accurate
results guaranteed.
Sail, Tent aud Awning Maker.
Baos, Hammocks, ko,
All sizes made to order,
The largest, and most central Hotel id
the oity; good aooommodation; every*
thing new ; table well supplied ; bar nud
billiard room attached ; tire proof safe,
Stockholm  House
The Dining-room la furnished with thff
besi the market uffordsi
The bar is supplied with s OhoffN etwlt
of v-iiK*** 11 icjncr-j *ti��*J (H ** Ifl, I.NU1    VV10LL1,   DU1   1UU   VVLLL
"foboets, remembers, oribves, and is
nut sad."
Falcon's Chase is apt to be considered
somewhat dreary and dull by those mem-
bora of the fashionable world who only exist
to kill lime and see no beauty in Nature's
Bnt to Lauraine the whole place is beautiful beyond words. The great dark forest
lands that shelter the deer in Iheir coverts,
the old bridle-paths, where lho boughs
meet overhead, the solemn, stalely old mansion itself, shut in by elm woods and
mighty oaks of centenarian growth, the
Btilluess a>>.d solitudeand repose that breathe
everywhere these have for her in exceeding
charm, an ever-varied delight. For days
and days she does nothing but wander about,
sometimes alone, sometimes with Lady Etwynde.
The weather is mild and the sky grey and
soft. The keen, salt air of the sea braces
and refreshen her tired frame, and languid
spirits. Her friend is enchanted with the
place, and throws testheticism to the winds,
ami goes about in a neat tailor-made {town
of homespun, and abolishes the nimbus
round her fair head, and evinces an energy
and alertness that would astonish her admirers of the " lilies-and-lauguor" class.
One closing evening they stand on the
summit of the great dills, at whose base a
wild sea is breaking tempestuously. A wilder sky is above their hcads.one that foretells
a storm close at hand.
Lauraine turns her face seaward, and the
fierce wind and dashing spray seem to give
it a new and wonderful beamy.
"It is glorious!" she murmurs, as she
stands there in a sort of rapture. "It seems
as if one could move, breathe, bc free in a
place like thia."
" Free J" says Lady Etwynde.    "Is any-
: one that? As long as life shackles our souls,
so long does bondage curb our wishes.   I
never met a singlt person, man or woman,
who could do exactly as they wished."
" 'Veil, you have uot much to complain
of," laughs Lauraine, "You live as you
like, do what you like, go where you like,
aud have no domestic responsibilities."
"True," says her friend, with sudden
. gravity, yet for all that I have felt a pang
of envy sometimes wlien I have seen a pool
beggar-woman in the streets press her child
to her breast, ami look with real love at its
poor, pale, wizened face."
" What a confession for a disciple of
Culture���one who has educated her eyes
and ta\ste to such perfection that a criante
bit of Inrniture, a false tone of colour, a
mistaken arrangement of draperies, will
torture her as a discordant note tortures thc
ear of a musician ! So you haven't outlived
fe.ninine weakness yet, my dear?"
" I suppose Nature always exacts her
rights from us st some period or another,"
answers Lady Etwynde. " I have become
accustomed to hear I am passionless
and cold, and find it less trouble to
live up to the character than to deny
it. People are alwaya so sure they
know us better than we know ourselves.
Being a siugle woman, it is rather a oomforo
to have such a reputation, and as I dislike
men, and patronise fools, I am pretty safe."
"But you are not cold-hearted at all,"
Bays Lauraine, turning her face, with its
beautiful sea kissed bloom, to that lovely
languid one of her Bathetic frieud. "Don't
you really care to marry?"
'���What should I gain?" asks Lady Etwynde, tranquilly. "Lomienxest Cennemi
du bien, you know. I am very well off. I
can do pretty much-not exactly���as I
please. I have no one to control me, or
consult. I can follow my own whims and
vagaries.   Am I not well enough ?*'
" And yet you envied the beggar-woman?"
"That was in one of those momenta when
Nature was whispering at my heart. Nothing touches me like a child's sorrow, or a
chiid's love. I have often longed to adopt
one, but-well, I suppose the feeling wouid
not be there?"
" Vou might many for���love," suggests
Lauraine, timidly.
"My dear," murmurs her friend, with
delicate scorn and faint reproaoh, "at
thirty years of age';1'
"That is not old for a beautiful w man,"
says Lauraine, with unconsioua but most
sincere flattery. "And it ia our natures
that make us old, I think, more than actual
Lady Etwynde smiles her pensive, moonlit smile.
"1 shall never love," she savs, calmly.
"Men are so uninteresting! ai
people alwaya seem ao unhappy whei
are married,"
Lauraine colours hotly, and her eyea tm i
seaward again.
��� Yet," she says in a low voice,    "Th"
people  we  know in i meet���in   S ���
But to them marriage has been i
matter  of arrin je n nt,  or  oonvi n a
Ther is not often aoy heart in it
" And if ih",-.' ���. nre il w nl I no    ut,"
answers Lady Ktwi ndo,    "Sen
lovely in theory ; you cannot  reduce it  tc
practice, though."
" i think il might bepossi   i
i ne, dreamily.     " Rven   i i   a  .-. I
worid cannot kill feeling,   If pe
' -.    he v. ri ���  ie lo he nielvei   leu i   \
��� i, leu exaggerated���the) w
h ppier."
" Doubtless:  but  lar less eomf
Mj lesr Lauraine, Society suits its age, and
alwaya has euited it.   His no u��c wishing
things could be altera I
" I suppose not,1 sigh* Lauraine.
"You are rather romantic, continues
Lady Etwynde, as they turn had from tho
great, bold headland and move towards tho
n&'Tow path that. Icada into the woods of
Falcon's Chase. "It. in an unfortunate
quality for either man or woman. They
will never ace persona or things oa thoy
really are. They will love, and invest the
person loved with every attribute they
would wish them to possess, and which,
alas ' they never do, They throw a
haio of imagination round every head that
ii, dear to them. Their existence ia a.series
of shocks and disappointments. They nee
their lairy weapons broken time after time
in llie world's rough warfare. J'hny stand
and look at life with wistful, foverish eyes,
praying, ' lie as I fancy you,' and it, never
will. Tuny break tneir hearts ovor the
sufferings and sorrows thoy sen, and inloimify
their own Iiy too keon a sympathy. They
aro novor understood, especially by those
they love heat. They are like the poets
who sing i/> deaf earn and go throtlj*h hie
misunderstood, even if not scorned, and not
" What makes you think lam romantic?"
asks Lauraine.
" A thousand things. Your love of nature and solitude, your artistic fancies your
emotional capacity, your extreme sensitiveness. 1 have a weakness for studying character, When 1 first saw you I said to
myself . ' She is not happy.' 'She is full
of idealities.' 'She cares nothing for the
world.' ' She will not he content only to-
live.'   Am   right, or not ?"
" Can one ever know oneself quite ?"
murmurs Lauraine, colouring softly. " Do
you really think I am not���happy."
"Think! It scarcely needs consideration. But 1 am not going to encourage you
in morbid sentiment. I do not think you
area weik woman. I hope not, But I
fancy you will need all your strength at
some time in your life."
" You talk like a sibyl. Do you possess
the gift of second sight ill addition to your
other accomplishments ?" laughs Lauraine.
" I don't think so. It. ouly needs a lit Ue
thoughl, a mental trick of putting two and
two together, to read, most characters. Of
course there is a great deal of mediocrity
to be met with, and yet it is surprising
how widely even mediocrities differ when
you give yourself the trouble of aunalysing
them. Human nature is iike a musical instrument���there are but few notes, aeveu
in all���but look at what volumes of melody
have bcen written on those notes."
" And, to pursue your metaphor, what a
difference in the sound of the keys to each
individual touch ; some give back but a dull
thud ; others a rich, full, resonant sound,
full of life and melody."
" True, and therein lies the danger
for many natuiea, Thu master-hand that
produces Hie highest order of melody
is perhaps too often that of some passing,
stranger who goes carelessly by���and who
so to speak, finds tho instrument open-
runs his hands lightly over the keys,
awakens brilliance, life, beauty, whero
others have produced but dull, prosaic
sounds, and then goes away and���forgets."
" Ah, if we were only wood and leather,
and had wire for our strings, not hearts and
souls,we should not miss lhe player, or sigh
for the vanished music," says Lauraine
"Uufortunately, forgetfulness is not always
possible for us, desire it as we may."
" Have you ever desired it ?" asks Lady
Etwynde.quickly. " Pardon mc,'' shcadds
as she notices the sudden whiteness of the
beautiful face. " I should not have asked.
But you will not misjudge mc,idle curiosity
had nothing to do with the question."
" 1 know that," says Lauraine, quickly,
" Yes, if there ia one thing I desire on
earth it is the possibility of forgetfulness."
"The one thing that never comes for try'
ing���or seeking���or praying," murmurs
Lady Etwynde, dreamily. " Alas, thoae
melodies! A sad day indeed it is for the
woman who confesses���
" The face of thc world is changed. I think.
Since Iirst I hoard the footsteps of thy soul.'
It is a beautiful idea, is it not? That is one
advautage of poetry���it clothes a thought
iu grace soexquisite that we feel as if conversing with a being from another world. I
never can understand people saying they
don't like, or can't comprehend it. Sense,
memory, love, pleasure, joy, pain, all that
is sensitive, emotional, purest, best, is
acted upon and intensified by poetry.
A word, a line, will thrill us to
the very core and center of our beings
���will make joy morc sweet���pain less bitter���love more exquisite and life less hard,
even beneath ita burden of regrets."
" You love poetry so much ?" questions
Lauraine with growing interest.
"More than anything,   But by poetry
I don't mean merely beautiful verses.   I
include all grand and noble thoughts that
imagination   has   coloured,   and that are
read as prose.    A really poetic nature is
one that seea beauty in the simplest, of
j created things as wed as in thc grandest ;
thai ishun hie and yet great ; that drinks
i at every fountain of nature; that steeps itsolf
j in theenchantmentofascene, not measuring
merely A.e height of a mountain from the sea
level, or dwelling on thc  possible discern-
' fort  of a storm at a particular altitude ;
that kg ws its mind tn be full of longings
Hid   yet can only partially sa'isfy them ;
ths  ��  ild fain beglorified, filled, enriched j
in , ��� ��������� ' knows only too well that the
���' the mind are beaten against ihe
in   fa stern and hard exiatenco,
from  which   eseane ia  only  possible  in
���  .- or���death I"
" Do yo i not think such a nature must
be ;: '  :,-<���.'.' unhappy ''"
" I said  ' it the beginning of our con-
ia    ���:.    Bul still it holda the two extremes tha        -     ip   ife   Happiness and
itgel tint of ea ll ihan na
ture, more placid and oomn i place and
���   ���       It n illy lives,   nd       othei
stagns ���
"You ivo read a gre .���  leal, and
,   Laura ue I ��� k
���. ���' - Do you li " I ������ yon sra
i ho only woman I ha\  over mi I w e
���  ��� ind fash
nl I ever h lard vo   ���
ID ' WOF i of ���   y ".'iy.     ,'v, ,, ,'   : .
n mind of i i I- end ol mina
nee i   ..''"''     i- " i
ilways   . - ���
���ha    '. .' i ��� ��� . ���
on   to tl    ��� .       lb.-v
wish'.-, i e il   Ii to hear ol  n
���: '������     in a mnversition \ and y i
I eapsi ��� men ind women w ��� ire i     .    d
brilliant and wil j ���     u    ing, and whoss
whole conversation turns upon n
but gossip rospooting other   ��� a     romon
" I quite n lerst&nd you, Socletj is
eminently artificial, an I o ijects  I .
emotions, and would rather not I
upon tc fool anything,   'Why wl   n
go on writing?'said a lady lo me one day,
' Everything has been said that oan be said.
Literature is only repetition.'
"'My dear madam,' I told   I er, 'light
! is always light:' bnt I suppose you will acknowledge there is a difference between
having our streets illuminated with oil-
lamps hung on a rope, or brillant with gas
and electricity. Art and Soienoe aaid literature must, progress with their age. Scott
and   Fielding and Smollett, don't suit, the
nineteenth contury any more than porhapi
Brandon, Ouida, and Rhoda Brcughton
may suit tho twentieth,   Nevertheless eaoh
has hail ils day and held Its cliumpii rs, ir-
respective of what a coming generation will
say ou the subject.  Tho Immediate good,
now. It lias laid its demands on each respective cycle���birth or heroism, or refined
manners, or even mind. But in our aee it
worships the golden calf alone. You don't
I know, and I don't; hut all our reward is
to be wondered at, and never to 'get on'
with poople. It is Lady Jean Salomans
who 'gels on.' But then she knows her age
and accepts it, and goes with it. I daresay, being a clever woman, she laughs in
her sleeve at one set, and yawns after a prolonged dose of the other; but she's the most
popular woman in London,and there's something in that more satisfactory nowadays
than in saying : ' I am the Queen of England.' You and I will never bo 'popular'
in her8ense,Lauraine, because we don't take
the trouble, or perhaps appreciate the reward. As /or you, my dear, you are too
transparent for Society. You show whether you are bored or pleased, or happy or sad,
That doesn't do. You should always go
about masked, or you are sine to offend
someone or other. You are young, and have
been very much admired, and havo a Bplen-
did position. Socially you might take the
lead of Lady Jean, but you never will. You
don'toare enough for the 'honour and glory'
of social success."
" No j it seems to mc unutterably wearisome."
" Exactly, and you show that you feel it
to be so. 1 have done the same lor long,
but then I covered my dereliction with the
cloak of eccentricity. You simply do nothing but look like a martyr."
" Why will people live and act as if this
life was the be-all and end-all of existence,
I wonder?" murmurs Lauraine. "Fancy
fretting one's soul away in the petty worries
of social distinction, the wretched little
triumphs of Fashion. To me it seems such
an awfully humiliating waste of time."
" You laugh at my en thusiasm for Culture,"
answers Lady Etwynde ; "but that is the
only way to reform the abuses that disfigure
au age so advanced and refined as ours,
Indention and science have never done so
much for any period as for this, and yet
men and women shut themselves out from
intellectual pleasures, and demand scarce
anything but frivolity, excitement, and
amusement���not even well-bred amusements either. The gold of the millionaire
gilds his vulgarity, and lifts him to the level
of princes. Good birth and refinement, and
purity and simplicity, are treated as old-
fashioned prejudices. We are all pushing and scrambling in a noisy bewildering race. We don't want to think
or to reason, or to be told of our follies in
the present, or of retribution in the futuic.
Gilt and gloss is all we ask for, no harsh
names for sina, no unpleasant questioning
about our actions. Ah me ! it is very aad,
but it is also very true. Society ia a body
whose members are all at variance as to the
good, and agreed as to the evil. Thepassions,
the absurdities, the interests, the relations
of life are either selfish ly gratified, or eq ually
selfishly ignored. It is not of the greatest good to the greatest number that a man
or woman thinks now ; but just the greatest
amount of possible gratification to their respective selves. With much that should
make this age the most highly-cultured the
world has known, there is, alaa 1 much
| more that renders it hopelessly and vulgarly
" And thore ie no remedy ?"
" My dear there are many. But Society
hugs its disease, and cries out at the physic,
It knows of the cancer, but will not hear of
the operator's knife, Perhaps, after all, it
is right. Tliink of the trouble of being
highly bred, highly educated, pure in
thought and tone, sparkling and not vulgar,
amusing and yet refined, dignified yot never
offending, proud yet never contemptuous.
Why, it would be a complete revolution.
Fancy forsaking artifice, living in a real
I'alace of Truth, where everything was;
honest, definite, straight forward I Think
of our poor, pretty painted butterflies, forsaking their rose gardens and beaten by the
storms and cold winds of Btern prejudices
and honestly-upheld faiths. Ah, no 1 It is
simply preaching a crusade against infidels,
who are all the more vindictive in opposition because civilization, instinct, aud
reason tell them they are in the wrong.
. . . Why here we are almost at the
lodge, and here comes baby to meet us. Ah,
Lauraine, thank God, after all, that we
are women. Would a child's smile and
broken prattle be a volume of such exquisite poetry to any other living creature ?"
Two iittle eager feet are toddling to meet
Lauraine, two tiny arms clasp her neck as
she runs forward, and snatches up the little
A thrill of sweet, pure joy flies through
her heart. " Heaven has not left me com-
for tless," she thinks.
Keep Miivliii:  and   Don't Eat Much  (lie
Firs' Way Alter  Sailing.
There are countless remedies suggested to
the seasick traveller by means of which
hope of speedy recovery is hold out, and to
the intending traveler by sea it is sate to
say that there are given any number of
supposed-to-be sure preventives of this
troublesome but never dangerous illness.
The Philadelphia Times does not believe
that there is any known herb, drug or line
of action that will prevent seasickness if
once you start in on that disagreeable path,
but there are many things lhathelpto ward
off an attack which will indeed prove of
value to those whorjread so much Ulcerosa-
ing of the great Atlantic or Pacific ferries.
It is advisable before one starts on such a
voyage to be particularly careful as to tlieir
diet. On the first day out keep as much
upon the feet as possible and do not be
tempted '.o eat too heavily of the numerous
palatable dishes that will be set, before you.
Walking up and down ihe deckoontinuous-
ly is advised by many by arguing that one
more quickly becomes used to the motion
of thc vessel in this excrcisej and tlie fatigue which itinducesbringstheniuchneeded sleep. But it is useless to wear one's
self out hoping to stave oil the feeling of
nausea if it once attacks you. Lemons are
most grateful to persons in this stage, and
there is no belter settler of an unruly
stomach thau iced champagne. If you do
not feel inclined to eat do not force yourself lo go to the table, for it is ten to ono
that tbe very sight of food will make you
retire ignominiously from the festive board.
A well-known medical man declares that
fifteen grains of sulphate of quinine token
fro'ii two to four hours before sailing will
prevent all feelifig of seasickness, even to a
most sensitive subject. Whether this applies in all cases we havo no way of ascertaining, but it is simple enough to be followed out, and if it proves helpful is worth
ail of the confidence such an authority
places iu it.
Professional   Snaring  nr <���hiillini-r.es
I.on.ion ajuburlxnl Daybreak.
A bench was hi
A Steam Digger-
Among those who have long maintained
that digging by steam was not only advisable  but possible, is sn old Somersetshire
farmer, who has freely "pent both time and
, money in converting his Ideas into practice,
j The diggingapparitui is fixed at the back
of the machine, whioh consists of a porta-
i. .  eii.'i.'i'  ���.: " aii' horse power, mounted
ouapairol steorlnjf wheels at the front
I end and broad travelling wheels at theback
end.    I" tho ri u of these wheels are four
lots ol i ng tines, six to the set,
li ���", iron a four-throw orank shaft, so
I tlno! i nter tho ground
it, Just beyond Iho mov-
������������ ��� ,u im. < is a bar ' irrylng a sol,
ol thlitei Ixi . nes and oovoring fourteen
fei t, that b tin ��� thc working width of the
      \t '������ ������ digging tlnoa throw up
he eai     "���      Is aro projected ugainst
tin i and are then by broken up.
i he ine�� mo dri on at an average ipood of
!34 atrokoaper minute, ths workingatoim
pressuro lieinv I llj pounds pel square inch.
i 'I ne digging apparatus is raised and lowered by means of a small indopendsnl Hioam
ler, ' ������ depth of out is rogulai'
i"i ' y i i ire�� 'i l handwheol arrangeinont,
I. ��� ipei cr ie.hu oi stoam digging is said
to onii il ol tin " nosuro of muoh groalei
inrl ices of so i tno action of tho atmos,
phere than oan bo sfieotod by any other
modo of cultivation, snd this advantage is
gained without pressure b'mg broughl uu
tho soil by the prootoi,
Hov/ Amiable of Bim
This pretty story is told of a distinguished lawyer, lie mid Iua wife weie at a so
oial gathering, where thn question was dis.
I cussed, " Who would yon rather be if not
Ilia wife asked him for his reply lo the
lie answered promptly, " Your second
husband, dear."
Howbaats  at   Hen'.oy-
What impresses you most about Henley is
the way in which every one contributes to
make it what it is, It is not divided into
those who arc looked at and those who look
on. Every one helps, from tho young man
in the blue coat and tiie red ribbon of the
Leander Club, who lounges on the houseboat, to the perspiring waterman, with his
brass shield and rod coat, who fei ries you
from one bank to tlie other. The chance
spectator gives just as much to thc scene as
does the wiunor of the Diamond Sculls.
Every ono and every boat-load is part of a
great panorama o; color anil movement,
some giving more than others.
Lctty Lind, of the Gaiety Theatre, for instance, under her lace parasol iu tho Gaiety
enclosure, is more pleasing to look at than
thc stout gentleman who is bumping everything within reach of his punt, and who is
kept busy begging pardons from one end of
the course to the other; but even he makes
you smile lazily, und so contributes to the
You are impressed, as you are at bo many
of the big English out-of-door meetings,
with the system and the order of the thing,
and with the rules which govern your pleasure, and thc fact that the rules which control thc Henley week are as strictly in forco
as those which govern the Bank of England
and ore quito as excellent. Thore is no
scrambling for places, nor mixture ot tho
good with the bad, and the speculator, who
does all ho can to spoil every successful
meoting in America, from the foot-ball
matches and the Horse Show to a Padcrew-
ski recital, is unknown. A governing committee, or board of trustees, or some such
important body, sit in conclave long bofore
Henley week, and roceive applications from
clubs for places along the bank, and from
families for portions of the lawns, and from
the owners of house-boats for positions on
tho course. Aud the board of trustees decide who ahall go whore and which shall
havo what, and the lordly house-boat aud
the humble fakir who asks room on the
opposite bank for his cocoanut-stand are
treated with equal consideration. And so
when yon come down from town in your
flannels, prepared to bo pleased and to enjoy yourself, you find the scene set, and the
ushers in thoir placeB, and your Beat reserved for you. That is the great thing
about England���ita law anil order, which
keeps the hired carriages out o' the Row,
which arrest you for throwing an envelope
out of a hansom-cab, and which controls
tho position of your canoe at Henley.
Tho racing is a very small part of Henley.
It must, necessarily ke so when two boats
only can row alt the samo timo, aud whon
tho advantage of position moans an
advantage of two lengths to the crew
which pull under shelter of thu house-boats,
An arrangement so absurd as that cannot
he considered as ooinjng under thc head of
serious sport. Henley is a great water picnic, liot it sporting event; it is tho out-of-
door life, thu sight of the thousands of people in white colors, all on pleasure bent,
and the gn en trees and beam Hul llowers of
tho Louse-boats, ani the colored lanterns
at night and the fireworks, which mako
Henley un institution. It strikes ono at
first as being very small, aa it really is
muoll smaller than the name and fame of
the race and placo lead one lo expect.���
I Harper's Magazine for July.
Aii African King Asks I to " Goto Sleep."
The mail from  West Africa brings from
Lagos news of tho death of the   B logun, or
King of Ihadan, under remarkable oiroum-
stances. The Ihadan people had boon al
war many years, and the Itrlfo was brought
lea termination by lho visit of Governor
Carter, who induced both armies to return
to thoir countries. Ilalogun Ajui had governed ths country whilo tbe army was at
oamp at tulrun, and when the chiefs returned
a dispute arose between the son of lho lato
King and Ajui. The pooplo mudo a charge
against Ajui that ho had exercised a moat
dostotlo sway over them, mid that ho had
sold many of the people as slaves. As a result Ilalogun Ajui was asked " to go to
Bleep," which, according to native rules and
custom*, meanl to put an ond to his own
life, The Balogun, knowing that noncompliance with this order meant an ignominious death, committed suicide by taking
this  the
materials for snariug wcre laid out and
made ready, says a London corwipondent.
Thoy were few and simple. Each ncin had
a stuffed male chaffinch in full plumage
mounted on a short length of stick in ono
end of which was a sharp spike. Besides this the only tools of the craft were
ball a dozen pieces of whale-bone of about
the thickness of an umbrella rib and nine
inches long, and these, like the stuffed bird's
mounting, wcre provided at one end with a
spike. A little stone jar containing bird
lime completed the outfit,
These preliminaries completed, we made
a start for the forest, which was close at
hand, Bob the Butcher (who had won the
toss for first try) keeping well iu advance of
the rest of our party. It could not, however,
bo said that chaffinches were plentiful,
though all round about us there was au
abundance of bird music of almoBt every
other kind. It was not the fault of the
valiant peggers. Their cages all the time
envelped in the handkerchiefs, they seemed
to know exactly what was required of them,
anl fired oil their challenge loud and ringing,
at thc rate of ot least three wilhin the minute. But presently Bob the Butcher, who
was some twenty yards ahead, held up
bis had in token that he had ut last " touml
something," On that the sailor boy was
placed for tho time being under a furze
bush, anil wo all hurried up to see the fun,
A cruel sport is chaffinch pegging. Not
that any actual pain is inflicted on thc poor
birds in tho act of capture, though no doubt
they are most terribly frightened. The villainy of the business lies in the unfortunate
finch being made the victim of his jealous
regard for the welfare of his nest mate���the
wife of his bosom. So nioo are liis ideas of
domestic felicity that, though his house ia
no larger than tho hollow of one's hand he
insists on having a tree all to himself for
accommodation. No othor pair of chaffinchs
may build there, nor must any malo of the
tribe come loafing round. Sure aa ho does
a fight onaues and tlie interloper is driven
away. It is on lho chaffinch's known objection to visitors of his own species that the
rascally bird catcher founds his hopes of
success, as was speedily made manifest by
Bob tho Butcher's manoeuvring at the trunk
of the poplar tree, among the upper boughs
of which a wild finch was all tho time angrily responding to the hidden caged bird's
Producing his slips of whalebone the
butcher smeared them plentifully with tho
bird lime, and by means of the spiked ends
stuck them kere and there iu the tree trunk,
and immediately beneath he fixed the
stuffed bird. It was not till then that he
placod the decoy finch���ita cage still tied
up in tho handkerchief���at the foot of the
tree, and covered it over with a handful or
two of grass. This was tho "pitch," and
on the instant a watch was produced and
the exact time noted, and wo all withdrew
to the screening of a hedge close at hand,
peeping through tho openings oi which we
could seo what was taking placo in the
poplar tree. The hidden bird continuing
his "challenge," the wild bird���always
answering, and each succeeding timo more
fiercely���was presently ueen eagerly flutter,
ing this way in search of tho intruder. At
lant, green eyed���aud on that account pur-
blii-d probably���it caughl sight of the
harmless dummy down bolow, and, with a
shriek of rage, was down on it, swift seemingly as a Btono from a sling. But the
troaoliorous limed twigs intercepted the
savage pounco, and the next moment, with
its outstretched wings held by the dotach-
cd smeared sticks, it fell helpless to the
Ho Stemmed ths Tide-
"Those who read about the runs on
banks," said George M. Shelly, "think only
of the excitemont on one side of the oountor,
and havo litlle idea of what goes on on the
oilier side of it. Some fifteen yoars ago I
was a clerk in a small bank in Montreal
upon which there was a steady run, Beyond saying with tho Scriptures, 'An en.
emy hath dono this,' we could give no explanation for the attack, because tlio bank,
although small, wus in a healthy condition.
Every large depositor, howevor, wanted
his money out. at once, and an hour before
closing timo it becamo evident that we
could not possibly hold out unless a large
amount of currency end coin could be obtained right away. The cashier minglod
with the crowd anl assured tho loudo3t
talkers that the bank would pay dollar for
dollar, aud other means wero adopted to
allay suspicion. These, however, wero of
no avail, and the entire staff, which was
not very large, realized that the end was
near. Just as we did this roliof occurred
iu a very remarkable manner.
"Our president, who was a man of vory
high standing in tho community, was not
at iho bank lhat day, but, hearing of tho
run, came in. He was ono of thoro men
who woro evidently cut out for leaders or
rulers, for his influence was felt in a moment. Addressing the crowd, he absolutely ignored lho danger of suspension, and
told those in the rear, who were in a hurry,
to bring up thoir checks to him and ho
would exchange thi m for llis owu personal
checks on another and larger hank in lho
city. Two or three accepted his oiler, but
the balance of thc crowd was so impressed
wiih his coolness and evident good faith
that they seemed rather as'uainod of themselves and wcul away, We tilosud up lhat
night with a nominal balance in the safe,
but before morning we had secured a large
amount of Bpocio, and several who had
drawn ont the afternoon previous paid in
their money again. The bank is still in
exiatenco, and is probably as safe as any
small bank in I he country."���[Detroit Froo
The NeW Bedford, Mail,, Mercury estimates that 1,600,000 words were telegraphed from that city during the Borden trial.
The cost to Iho newspapers lor telegraphing
ttione waa at least $7,600,
Repairs Would b�� Wanted-
" Say, mister, don't you want your front
gato fixod ?"
" What's tho matter with it ?" askod tho
Georgetown man.
"It saga like everything."
" It does sag a litlle bit, But there's
no use of fixing it now."
" Because," and ho looked thoughtfully
up at tho big shade tree, " I havo threo
daughters all over soventeen years old and
tbo engagement soason is just opening,"
Tlm secret of many a man's nnccess in
the world resides in his insight <nto the
modes of men, and his tact in dealing with
' A Reminder of (he Age oM'hirnlry Thai
Is sun in Existence in England.
The death of Francis Dymoke, the Queen
of England's Champion, which occurred at
Horncastle recently, has reminded the world
that even in the midst of the present pro-
Baic and utilitarian age one knightly office,
at least, is in existence, to contradict the
assertion of Edmund Burke, that "the ago
of chivalry isgone." Tho late holder of thc
ollice was a Lincolnshire magistrate, and an
officer in the local militia ; the two previous
ones were clergymen.
The ollice is not, as it has often been
stated, hereditary to the Dymoke family,
bnt is attached to the Lord of tlio manor of
Scrivclsby, which is held by the ancient
tenure known aa grand sergeantry���i. e.,
where one holds lands of the sovereign by
service which he has to perform in person.
The service by which Serivelsby is held is
" that the lord thoreof shall be the King's
The championship has no salary attached
to it, for, though the Dymoko family hold
Serivelsby on the feudal tenure of performing this duty, they havo been owners of
that manor tor upward of five hundred
yeais, and they obtained it, not by royal
grant or out of the public purse, but by
marriage with an heiress, the last of the
proud line of Marmion, granddaughter of
Phillip de Marmion, a name which recalls
memories of chivalry and of the poetry of
Shakespeare and Sir Walter Scott.
There is no record of the office under the
Saxon kings, but, according to the late Sir
Bernard Burke, its duties were appended
by William I., as an honor to the old baronial house of Marmyon, or Marmion, tlie
ancient owners of the manor of Serivelsby.
This manor, together with the castlo of
Tamworth, had been conferred, soon after
the Norman conquest, on one Robert de
Marmyon, Lord of Fontenoy, in Normandy,
on condition of performing the office of
Champion at the King's coronation.
The name of Dymoke is Welsh. The
Dymokcs, or Dymocks���for the name is
spelled both ways���claim a traditional descent from Tudor Trevor, Lord of Hereford
and Whittington, and founder of the tribe
of the Marches. The chief himself had
three sons, the second of whom, marrying a
daughter of the Princo of North Wales,
half a century before the Norman conquest,
became t he ancestor of ono David ap Madoc,
who, in tlie Welsh tongue, was styled colloquially Dai Madoc, the word Dai beiug the
short form of David. His son and heir was
Daviil ap Dai Madoc, or David Dai Madoc,
and by the usual abridgement Dai Madoc
came, in the course of time, to bo pronounced as Daimoo or Damoc, the transition
from whicli to Dimoe or Dymoc, and again
from that to Dimos or Dymoke, is easy and
obvious. This certainly is the origin of the
name of the Dymocks of Penley Hall, Flintshire, and, most probably, the Dymokes of
Lincolnshire were of the same original
The first, then, of the Dymoke family
who fulfilled his office as Champion was Sir
John Dymoke, knight, who married Margaret Ludlow in the reign of Edward III.,
and was present at the coronation of Richard II. His claim was disputed by Baldwin
de Freville, the Lord of Tamworth Castle,
but after deliberation it was found that the
right, belonged to the manor of Serivelsby,
as tho caput baronio, or head of the barony
of the Marmion family ; and, as it appeared
that the late King Edward III. and his son,
Edward, Princo of Wales known aa the
Black Prince, had often been heard to say
thatthe office was held by Sir John Dymoke,
the question was settled in his favor.
The Gentlemen's Magazino for 1321
contains a picture of the Royal Champion,
Henry Dymoke, in the act of riding ou his
whito charger into Westminster Hall, and
throwing down the glove or gauntlet of
defiance, suported on either sido by the
Duke of Wellington and the Marquis of
Messrs. low  and Eaton  Have Jim Left
Queued, lo lie <.onc Two Years.
Two members of the Geological Survey of
Canada have just left Quebec on one of tlie
longest, most important, and most perilous
exploratory surveys ever undertaken into
what is popularly supposed to be tbe wild,
inhospitable territory in the far uorth of
eastern Canada, known as the Labradorpen-
insula. The expedition will be absent, from I
civilization for nearly two years, and before
its return to Quebec hopes to have solved
the enigmas of the extent both of great
Lake Mistassini and of the cataract of thc
Hamilton River, concerning which such
fabulous stories have been told. It expects
to travers the very interior of Labrador from
south to uorth as well as from west to east,
and to visit alike Ungava Bay, in the ex-
north, aud Rigolct and Hamilton Inlet, to
tho extreme east. The expedition is led by
A, P. Low ofthe Geological Suivey of
Canada, and his chief assistant is D. I. V.
Eaton, Mr. Low has already visited and
surveyed Mistassini Lake, declaring it to be
about a hundred miles in length. But his
report has deen disputed by other Canadian
surveyors, by the Indians who roam over
interior of thia country,and principally by
W.H. H. Murray of Burlington. So has
tho story of an English explorer, that he
recently found on the Hamilton River gigantic falls over 2,000 feet high.
These alleged features of the great Labrador peninsula will no doubt be thoroughly examined by the expedition though tho
object of its mission is rather to report upon
the course, condition, and character of two
vast streams, the East Main River, running
west bto James Bay,and the Hamilton,running east,in the same latitude, into Hamilton
Inlet, which it is proposed to make portions
the northern boundary of the province of
Quebec. The change suggested will give
to the province an additional strip of territory 250 miles in width at its western extremity, and including the whole of Lake
Mistassini aud the Rupert River and surrounding country, The East Main River,
300 miles from its mouth and in the centre
of its course, is 1,100 feet in width. Near
thc source of this river, and not very far
from that of the Hamilton, is Nichicoon
Post, where Indian hunters yearly assemble
with the produce of their chase as well as
from Hudson and Ungava bays as from the
shores of Labrador and the St. Lawrence.
No one white man has yet made the journey mapped out for Messrs. Low and Eaton,
and tew can imagine the difficulties and
dangers they must encounter in the interior
of Labrador, where the flies in summer are
larger than horse flies and bury their larvas
deep in the ilesh of the reindeer, causing
them to migrate from the woodlands to lho
treeless, barren wastes every year. The
surveyors will winter among the Eskimo,
probably at Fort Chimo on Ungava Bay,
the most northerly fort of the Hudson Bay
Company in eastern America, where in winter there is but four hours' daylight in-
twenty-four. Next year thoy wil 1 ascend
Koksoak River from the fort into the interior of the peninsula, and then descend the
Hamilton River to Hamilton Inlet, whence
they expect to find their shortest way home
by Hudson Bay Company steamer from
Labrador coast to Loudon, England and
thence across the Atlantic again to Quebec,
Not only that it is surmised that the great
inland waters of Labrador abound in fresh
water fish of commerce, but the promoters
of a proposed railway from Lake St. John
to Mistassini and thence to Hudson Bay are
anxiously awaiting tho report of the expedition to judge of the feaaibility of connecting the great bay by railway with
Quebec and bringing hero the product of'
the northern whale fisheries.
As an instance of the extent of the country to be explored by Messrs. Low and
Eaton, it may be mentioned that Moose
Fort, on James Bay, is as far from the
easterly point of the Labrador coast as it is
from Washington.   It is a terra incognita,
,    , ,    -     ,       ,    ,       ,  ��� ��� as truly so as when it was in popular belief,
Ang esey, also on horseback, whi le two the home of pigmleS| o{ ,iwar-3| of giautS) ������
heralds stand by on foot with tabards and head!es3 men and 8emj.jullnan monsters. It
plumes. The performance of the Champion )ms aIway3 ))een as it wm beyond the ������������
on this occasion is thus described by Sir ] o[ acc���rate knowledge, Jacques Cartier,
Walter Scott in a letter to one of his the disooverer of Canada, narrates that the
".}&'���   ,       .   ,   . , ,      -,     \ Indian King Donnocona told him that he
" Ihe champion s duty was performed, as 18aw tnere men who did not eit bat |ive(1 on
of right, by young Dymoke, a fine-looking iiquid8. that in another region were men
youth, but bearing, perhaps,  a little too who had but one lee and thi�� h wilh a
much ot tho appearance of a maiden knight ���       foot hvo ham-3 cn the same t|)e
to be the challenger of the world in the waist extremely square, the breast an!
kings behalf. He threw down hia gauntlet, ,lead flat) atu, a ���ry.mall mouth,
however, with becoming manhood, and In I71- a young -jjkimo irl wa9 tl)r.
showed as much horsemanship as the cn ,��� Labrailor and seen in6Qlieb(;o in 1?20
and squires around j by Father Charlevoix, to whom she said
that in her country she had seen men of
monstrous size and others resembling those
a.r*ji u  ? U1IMUJ1   IILVIOi
M. Zola told the Students' Association o
Paris that he intends to devote the remain
der of his life " to the defence of the socia
ideas which he cherishes."
A notable instance of thc decline in value
of farm lands in England is in the sale two
weeks ago of a farm in Essex for ��1,501)
which sixteen years ago brought ��14,700.
It is stated that the Panama Canal works
will be resumed ut tho end of 1893, and
that already 50,('00,0i'0 francs have been
raised for the purpose.
It is asserted that public sentiment in
Paris has veered round strongly in favor of
the Lesscps family. A proposal at the annual meeting ol the Sue/. Canal Company a
few days ago to eject M. Charles de Lesseps
from the ollice of Vice-President was rejected by nearly 2,(100 votes against leas than
A new French torpedo boat, the Luis-
quenet, attained a speed of twenty-six knots,
nearly thirty miles, an hour on her official
trial two wools ago. The boat is the fast
est craft in the French navy, Sho is 165
feet 4 inches long, 15 feet 8 inches broad,
draws i feet 3 inches of water, and displaces 138 tons. She has twin screws, with
triple expansion engines indicating 2,800
horso power.
The oldest officer in the French army is
Gen. Mellinei; he is 95 years of age. The
officers of the garrison of Nantes, where ho
resides, visited him tho other day in a
body, and gavo him an ovation. He received the grand cross of the Legion of Honor
after the battle of Magenta.
The old soldiers of the first French empire are not all dead yet. There remain
now in France eleven Medailles do Saint-
Helene. In 18S2 thee were ,1,000 of them,
in 1801 there were il, and in 1892 there
were 15. At thia rate it will not be long
before the last Boldier of the first empire
will receive the final honors.
Mr. Frederick Jackson has postponed his
Arctic expedition until next year, owing to
difficulty and delays in securing a suitable
ship for penetrating the ioe south of Franz
Josef Laud. He will go to Nova Zembla in
July, and spend the autumn and winter
exploring the coast and interior of that
country. In midwinter he will cross to
Waigaiz Island, and will sledge across the
Samoyede peninsula, a region of Arctic Siberia now almost an entire blank upon the
The pilgrimage of Mecca has been extraordinarily large this year, the total number
of pilgrims already being about double that
ol last year. Over forty thousand have
passed through Suez alone, and it is estimated an equal number have arrived at Mecca
by overland caravans. The usual resultant
conditions of the pilgrim season favorable
Ditririnl Ha,, of Tnkliiff Care   of Them
Hlirii They Oy.
" I don't think we oan realize just how
much no:se an infant can make," said a
traveller, " until we hear one crying in a
railroad car, and there is no sound that is
so exasperating lo the groat majority of
passengers. Some of them, indeed, seem
to regard it as a personal injury to bring a
crying infant into thecal'. They wonder
bow anybody could think of taking so
young a child away from home, Thoy
wonder if there isn't a pin sticking iu it
somewhere, and why its parents don't try
and do something for it.
" There are different ways of taking care
of children when they cry. Here, for instance, was a young couple with a crying
infant which was held by the father, while
tho mother sat doing nothing. The father
tossed the child up and down with the
kindest intention, but in the clumsy way
pcrciliarto men. He talked to it and
laughed at it and hold it up to the window
to see another Irani go by. He seemed
surprised when hc saw that the little child,
instead of being amused, was frightened
hall out of its senses by the rushing, roaring train. It screamed louder than ever,
and nothing that tho young father could do
to quiet it seemed to have any effect. At
last tbt father settled down and let the
infant scream.
"On another train waB a young couple
with an infant which was hold in the arms
of its mother. The infant began to cry ; tho
mother was on her foot in an instant. Hor
husband handed to her the child's cloak,
whicli sho wrapped carefully about it. Then
she began to walk tho oar.
"Thc train had not started, bul the car
was full, She walked steadily up and down
the aisle. She was by no means careless of
the presence of the passengers, but she was
apparently quite unmindful of them, The
passengers stopped reading and stopped
talking, and regarded with interest the
struggle between tho young mother and tlie
screaming infant. As she walked back and
forth she swayed tho infant very gently
from side to side with that swingiug, un-
dulatory motion which mothers seem able
to keep up indefinitely, but which tires out
a man in two minutes. And as she walked
she kept repeating Id a low and measured
tone: ' Ihere-there-there-tbere, There-
there-there-there, There-thore-there-there,'
over and over again.
"For a time it seemed as though the infant screamed louder and louder, but itwas
not proof against the mother's persistent,
loving care, and at laat it ceased screaming
and cried just a little, gently; then it
stopped altogether, and presently it was
fast asleep.
"But the mother walked two or three
times more up and down tlie aislo to make
certain, and then she took her seat and sat
thero holding the baby upon her lap and
uuu uvuio  nucji.jjii*}.
Some ttocelpU Wllleb Will hr Inlercalin,
In lin- (ulnliliilril.
There is a papyrus which gives receipts
for various alloys used iu the manufacture
of cups -uu! vases; for making gold aud
silver ink; for gilding and silvering, ond for
testing tbe parity of precious metals. Other
receipts teach the method of falsifying
them by adding baser metals���an operation
called the diplosis, or doubling, for tho
mass of tha gold .and silver was doubled,
while their eoior remained unchanged; and,
as the compiler ofthe manual remarks, a
skilled workman would find it difficult, or
even impossible, lo detect the fraud.
The receipts which recur most frequently
describe various modes of preparing asem,
a word whicli originally meant a natural
alloy of gold and silver, known to the
Greeks as electrum. It wi.s at first looked
upon as a distinct metal, was considered
sacrod to Jupiter, and was designated by
the sign of lhat planet; but at a later period
the name was applied to all alloys, and M.
Berthelot remarks that in this fact seems to
lie the explanation of the origin of alchemy,
Both gold and silver could be extracted
from genuine asem, and it seemed as though
it could be changed at the will oi the operator into eilher one or the other ; it could
also be made artificially by mingling gold
and silver, or closely imitated by some of
the numerous alloys, 11 or 12 varieties of
which are described iu the pspyrus of Ley-
den. It would seem, therefore, that from
this fact there arose some vague notion that
perhaps the imitation of the precious metals
and the reproduction of their essential
qualities could be brought to such perfection that the counterfeit might becomo
identical with the reality.
The clear aud simple language of these
receipts is very different from the obscure
and mystical jargon of the alchemists. The
following, for instance, occurs throe times,
with slight variations: "To make asem���
Tin, 12 drachmas; mercury, 4 drachmas;
Cliiiin earth, '.' drachmas. Melt the tin,
add the earth in powder, then the mercury;
stir with a piece of iron." With regard to
another recsipt nearly similiar, AL Berthelot remarks that the results would be an
amalgam of tiu for the purpose of whitening
copper. Another runs: "Take four parts
of tin four times refined, three parts of
white copper, and one part of asem. Melt
them and refine them several times; then
make whatever you wish; it will be asem of
the first quality, which will deceive even
the workmau." The white copper just
mentioned is prepared as another receipt
shows, by mixing it with a sulphide of
to epidemics have been consequently aggra- trotti    it vel        tl -   ^     stead    nd
vated, and the Egyptian Quarantine Board | ���������,,,��� ���,,������,,i������B     '���' '
has declared all the Hedjaz littoral to be
foul and applied severe measures to prevent
the spread of cholera and other diseases.
Cholera has boen rife at Mecca for some
time, and the number of deaths has been
A story has been circulating that the
Czar of Russia recently sent to the Sultan
of Turkey, as a present, an album of paintings by first-rate artists of ail the war ships
of the Russian Black Sea fleet. In some
quarters thc reported act is thought a piece
of fine humor, while in others it is considered an insult, to which a repartee in kind
wonld not be difficult,
A romantic incident has interrupted the
Western tour of the nephew of the Sultan
of Johore, who, with his illustrious uncle,
was expected to visit the World's Fair at
Chicago this fall, and the young Princo will
return homo, Two years ago the Prinoe
visited Euro, e, and at Carlsbad fell in love
with thc daughter of a local locksmith,
who was famed in thc district for her
beauty. When the royal party reachod
Carlsbad three weeks ago, the Prince sought
out the young woman, and after a few days
introduced her to the Sultan, who consented
to their betrothal. The wedding was to
tako place about June 10, and the Sultan
made thc couple a present of 8500,000, and
also settled $150,000 on the bride's parents.
After tlie wedding tho young couple were
to return to the far East.
crowd of knighti
him would permit to be exhibited. His
armor was in good taste; hut his
shield was out of propriety, being a
round rondache, or Highland target,
a defensive weapon which it would be impossible to use on horseback, instead of
being a three-cornered or leather shield,
which iu the time of the tilt was suspended
round the neck. Pardon this antiquarian
scruple, which you may believe occurred to
of whom Cartier wrote, whom she said wero
amphibious and could remain under water
three quarters of an hour at a lime, so that
the Eskimo employed them to fish up the
fragments of ships wrecked on the coast,
She also averred that around Ungava Bay
WU3 a people entirely black, with large lips,
a broad nose, and straight hair ; that thesi
few but myself. On the who o, this sinking i mm were , wicked,"and although badly
part of the exhibition somewhat disappoint-1 ar|ned) ,mvj on] st0���e knjve9 and aX(*;
ed mo, for I would have had the champion | wMmt any iron) j,     M rendered them.
less embarrassed by his assistants and at
liberty to put his horso on lho grand pas,
and yot tho young Lord of Serivelsby looked ami behaved extremely well."
Tho last time tlio ceremony of .the challenge was carried out was at the coronation
of George IV'., when Honry Dymoke, the
deputy of his father, a clergyman, threw
down the gauntlet in Westminster Hall,
This Henry Dymoko soon after Queen Victoria's accession was created a knight, as a
recompense, it was said, for waiving his
claims to discharge the duties of his ollice at
the Queen's coronation. Sir
succeeded by his brother, tho
60lves a terror to tho Eskimo. Nobody
supposes that any of the people so described
will be discovered by Messrs. Low and
Eaton, but the result of their exploration is
expected to cast an interesting light upon a
mysterious and entirely unknown country
and the races of people inhabiting it.
The first 'nternational Exposition.
Tlie first great international exposition
was that held at London,   in   tho  Crystal
,1 Palace, in 1851.   The next similar under-
Honry was; taking was the " exhibition of tho industry
Rev.  John I of all nations," held at New York in 1853,
Dymoke, and he by his son, Henry Lionel  This was held in Crystal Palace, which was
Dymoke, whom Francis Seaman Dymoko, I afterward des'royed by lire.   A similar ex-
just decoasod succoeded in 1875. The pres
cut champion is his only son, also named
Francis Seaman Dymoke.
A Great Difference'
'Silliton���"Aw���or, did you���er���knock
hibition was also held ia Dublin tho same
year. In 1854 au exhibition was held in
Munich, which was at first very successful,
but cholera appeared and caused such a
fright that tho enterprise was abandoned.
The first great Pansinternational exposition
was held in 1855. The second English inter-
A Number orcowsin Connecticut i��ic
ABridgeport.Ct., special says:���There i
great excitement among the farmers living
in the vicinity of Easton. Within a day
or two seven cows, some of them valuable
stock, havo died from hydrophobia. About
a month ago a mad dog appeared in the
vicinity. Before it disappeared it had
bitten a farmer namod John Powell and a
boy named Case. It is not known exactly
how many cows woro attacked. No serious
results woro noticed until a day or two ago,
when one of the cows waa attackeit'with
hydrophobia in a most violent form. Sovon
havo since diod. Some of tho mad animals
in thoir frenzy dashod through lho streets
and created great alarm. The bruto3 died
iu groat agony. When the cows diod Powell
feared that ho would bo attacked hy tho
disease. Ho is confident that tlio poison is
in his system, and that sooner or later ho
will fall a victim to tho terrible diseuso.
His friends foar that if ho cannot soon bo
satisfied that there is no danger ho will go
insane, Tho Case boy is loo young to
reulizo tho danger, and tho facts have been
kept from him, Their condition attracted
much attention and a fund was started to
defray the expenses of tho troatmeul, bul
ox-Lieutonant-Govornor Hydo, of Hartford,
has made arrangements to havo Powell and
Case troatcd by lho Pasteur method iu New
my hat off intentionally, or just to make a ' national exhibition was held in London 180
fool of mo ?"
Tough���" Why, I dono it intentionally,
o' course,   Wot's der matter wid yer'"
Silliton���" Well���or���it's good for you
that you didn't do it to make a fool of me,
for I���cr���allow no man to make a fool of
Tho groat luxury of riches is, that they
onablo you to escape bo much good advice.
The rich aro always advising Iho poor, but
tho poor sihl-iu venture lo return the com-
Next in order were thoso held a Constantinople in 180,1; B-.youne, 1864 ; Dublin,
1SI15 ; Cologne, Oporto aud Stockholm in
1805 ; Melbourne, 18681 Agra, 1807, Then
came the great Paris exposition of 1867,
followed by several smaller ones at varioua
places, until 1x73, when n vory fine one was
held in Vienna. Thc next important display waa the Philadelphia Centennial.
Again a number of smaller ones, then the
great Paris exposition of 18SII and now
the World's Columbian Exposition iu Chicag
city, the greatest of all.
constant trotting,
" Next all the passengers seemed to heave
one combined sigh of thanks; and then before going on with their newspapers, they
all seemed to hold their breaths for a moment, for fear that they might wake the
They Kcniuln in the  Same Position 111
lhc Winter Long.
A great many of our well-known fishesdo
not movo from Christmas to Easter, and
often for a much longer period, says Edmund Collins. I paid a visit to the chief
Canadian fish hatchery, whicli is under the
superintendence of Air. Wilmot, at Newcastle Out., early in December. In some
of the tanks wero carp and in others woro
eels. One large eel was in the form of the
letter S, and poised midway in the water.
When I returned to Newcastle early in
March the eel had not changed its place or
its form, and Mr. Wilmot assured me that
it had not moved in all that time.
Tlio carp lay closo to tho bottom of the
tanks and did not move cither. They like
to go iuto deep, icedy lakes or ponds, get
close to the bottom, and remain there till
the ice above tlicir heads has melted. Unless they are disturbed I doubt if some of
these hibernating fishes move so much as a
fin during the winter. A frog will remain
for four months, looking apparently into the
heavens with wide-opened eyea without
once moving them or any other portion of
his body,
At the Now York hospital they related
to me a curious occurrence bearing on tho
hibernation of fishes. In tho conservatory,
in tho upper part of the building, they had
several glass jars in whioh were goldfish,
which ia a species of carp. Ono morning
the carotuker found a jar broken and the
wator frozen through and through, the lish,
of course, being as rigid as ioe. Tholunipwas
taken away and thrown into an old rubbish
barrel, whero it remained several weeks,
Ono March day tho sun was unusually
strong, and il split the cylinder of ieo, anil
whal was tho astonishment of tho caretaker
to soo tho tail of fish wriggling out of a
part of tho broken block. Tho acl mil freezing had not killed thc lish, which was removed to another tank, where it ewiins
about us il nothing had befallen it.
lu Km nine or llie I.. T. It. Who Haa Been
Bobbing the Hull Bags.
A Port Huron special says :���For several
months past the post-ollice authorities have
been puzzled by the disappearance of large
numbers of eastern and Canadian letters,
lost between  Loudou  and  Port   Huron.
Government detectives have been  unable
to locate the thief.   About two weeks ago
Chief Inspector Stewart, ot Chicago, aud
Special  Inspector  Larrimour,   of  Battle
Creok, began work on the case.   Disguised
as farmers, they spent much time on the
trains betweeu London and this city.   A
few days ago tlie conclusion was reached
that the loss occurred at this end of the
tunnel,  and  a vigilant watch was kept.
Suspicion fell on Charles Ford, foreman of a
gang of men who inspect and repair cars in
transit.   In his capacity he had access to
parts of the train at all times.   On the
arrival of a traiu on Saturday evening Ford
enterod the postal cur.   In a few minutes
the inspectors followed and caught him in
the act of rifling tho mail bags.   He was at
once taken ink) custody and no less than 289
letters found on his person.   He had large
pockets in his coat, made  purposely for
cairyiug parcels.   It is said he had keys
which would unlock all the mail pouches.
No accurate estimate can be made of the
amount of money he has obtained, but it
is thought it will reach many thousand
dollars.    Ford waa taken before United
States Commissioner Harris, whero he admitted his guilt.   He will be held to the
September term ot" the grand jury.    Ford
has been in the employ oi the Grand Trunk
many years,   has occupied  a responsible
position,  and had the confidence  of his
superior ofiicers.   He has a fine family,
and was a general favorite with all who
knew him.    lie is about ,3V years of age.
Largo quantities oi all kinds of articles
have beeu discovered iu Ford's office, including jewellery,   fancy goods,  postage
stamps, etc. He is in jail.
A Ten Oent Show-
A tramp walked into a down-town business office the other morning and vory glibly asked for a dime.
" You have about as much norvo as any
tramp 1 over witnossod," responded the
head of the firm.
"Come off," said tho visitor; "I'm no
tramp; I'm an actor."
" Oh, you aro? Woll, in what lino aro
you ?"
" In summer, when thero's plenty to oat
and 1 can sleep out of doors, it's comedy ;
but in winter whon I'm freezing and starving, it's tragedy," aud on that ho got a
A Wlmlsor <'llln.cn   AKnOkSlI���OftlCOP Ma-
honey lo the Bearue-.t Oldie Shave
A Windsor special says:���About lb
o'clock to-night as David Grant, better
known aa "Judgo" Grant, was going
home, and when at the comer of Dougall
avenue and London street, he was hold up
by three men, who attempted to rob him,
Grant called iuslily for help, and Ollicer
Charles Mahouey, who was near by, ran to
his assistance und collared the largest of
the threo. The other two immediately released Grant and turned their attention to
Mahoney, win) struck one of thorn ou tlio
head wilb his billy. The other two immediately pulled a revnlvor and fired at the
ollicer, who struck the sun up, lhc bullet
passing within half an inch of bis head.
The shot was fired ot such closo quarters
that the powder burned Mahoney'a eyes
slightly. He, however, hung onto liis man,
and landed him safely in the lock-up. Tho
othcr two men mado off immediately alter
the shot wns (irod. but will probably bc
caught beforo morning Tho prisoner is
not known here, and refuses to talk.
A ��iC3 Without Money-
In a recent publication of tho Imperial
Geographical society of Russia is the surprising announcement that the Chewsures���
aacjof.7,0 00 people���in tho department
of Troiist, government of Tillis, kuow nothing of the uso of money as a medium of exchange. The unit of valuation among tho
primitive people is tiie cow, A horso is
valued at throo eows and o stallion at Bix.
If a Chewsure bocomoi enraged and cracks
his neighbor's skull he is obliged lo pay sixteen eows. if he break a bono of his neighbor's arm live cows will rehabilitate him in
the eyes of society. A wound it the forehead calls for three calves, If one cuts another in the part of the face usually covered by the beard the punishment It comparatively severe. The " doctor'' places as
many grains of wheat along the cut as possible. For each gram of wheal so used tlio
criminal must give up a eow. Wounds in
the beardless pari of lhe face call for one
third as many cows only. The man who
injures hia neighbor'i hand surrenders sixteen cows. Thirty cows oven will pay for
the loss of ��n eye. The people are said lo
be happy and contented. Xo misers exist
among thom !
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History Review.
Teacher���"Whatcan you remember about
Ponce De Loon!"
Bright Boy���" He was searching for tho
soda fountain of youth, and hc disoovered
th' Mississippi and���and was saved by
Pokcriiontas aud���and���I forget the rest,
In religion, as in  friendship, they who
profess most are the least sincore.
Ko Use For Them-
Servant���"Please, ma'am, there's a poor
man at the door with wooden lege."
Young Housewife���" Why, Pabelte,
what can wo do with wooden logs? Tell
him wc don't want any."
Hope never sp'-eaus her golden wings but
ou unfathomable seas. ��fye kootenay Star
SATURDAY, AUG. 12, 1893.
Thk nierchnuts of NbIbou lire about
to inaugurate u new system of thiugu
by placing their trade upon a cash
basis.   The Mineh says* "As is tisn-
fllly the case in n new country those
first on the field are prone to hold out
a helping hand to new-comers, nnd
the business men of NelSoii have been
almost prodigal iu this respect. Tired
'of supportiug two-thirds (?) of West
Kootenay, with but little hopes of
seeing the greater per cent, of their
.accounts materialize into cash, the
business men of .Nelson have resolved
that it is time to cull .1 halt.   The
result is that in most cases business
from now on will be conducted on a
���cash basis. If Nelsou'e business men
bad to their credit in the bank all
their outstanding nccouuts  ic the
townB of West Kooteuay the present
depression  would   havo   but littlo
���effect."   If this is true of Nelsou
how much more so will  it be of
Kevelstoke, which has beeu the supply point for the whole of the district, including Nelson itself.   With
the exception of its exaggeration regarding Nelson merchants supporting two-thirds of West Kootenay the
Minkr's editorial meets with our ap
provnl.  The credit system intensifies
the prevailing  depression, and the
.sooner it is discarded the better for
'our town and all in it.   Lenst of all
'can tho printer afford to give such
long cfedit as prevails here,   If those
WW6 owe us money would only pay
up we could afford to give them a
better Ipnper, which would coiivitice
the outside world of the town's prosperity.   But no, tho credit system
Bpoils all that.   How can the printer
'demand cash payment when everybody else gives credit ?   Aud the
.printer is generally the lost to be
paid.   If Smith paid Jones cash for
bis goods from the store Jones could
pay White a loug-standing nocotmt,
White could pay the editor for three
Or four years' buck subscription, and
the editor could pay his paper bill
and rent.   Money once started would
make the circuit of the whole town
and everybody would benefit.   Stop
this credit system and things would
brighten for most of us���tho greatest
source of our worry wonld be gone.
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���Trout'Luke City is the nearest point
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All 'information given to prospectors
,iind buyers of mining claims,
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Nuw Denver, The bent twlnn** ami
butitiug in the distriot, with grand
litnting aud sketching facilities for
.tourists anil artists.
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remarkably rich mines of the Lardeau and Fish Creek DiS"
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weather will permit. LARDEAU is at the head of navigation on this Arm, aud will be the terminus of steamers and
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The wisdom of an investment in LARDEAU is
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Millinery must be cleared
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Messrs. 0. B. Hume & Oo,
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Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
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From Blandford, Mass., there
markable story the other day telling how a
mau nfter being plaoed in hia coffin for dead,
showed strangeaignsof life and how hia relatives watched the body all night until there
remained no doubt that he was dead. The
man���his name ww John Knox���had died of
heart disease. Aa thoy were abiut to close
the coffin it was noticed that the glass plate
above his head was covered with a slight
moisture. Upon removing this plate his face
was found to be moist.
A physician immediately examined the
body, but declared that life was extinct.
The" coffin was about to be lowered into
the grave, when the relatives pleaded that
it be taken to the church and left there over
night. Throughout that night there was
never a moment when some eye di.l not
rest upon tlie casket. There were no signs
of dissolution, and at daybreak the face presented a singularly life-like appearance.
The cheeks were red and seemed to belong
to a man in tlie full bloom of health. At
noon, however, the signs of dissolution suddenly became marked and tbe body was
buried witli thc full consent of tlie family.
This story, as it was nublished, did not
tell what tests the physicians used to determine whether life was extinct or not.
There are many people in the world who
cften allow their mind to dwell upon the
fear or the horror of being buried alive. It
is not often lhat there arises a doubt as to
whether life is extinct or not, but nevertheless physicians have given the matter considerable study, and, strange to say, they
have not yet devised a single test whicli
will immediately and surely prove that a
I erson ia alive or dead.
During a great plague in southern Germany in tlie last century people died like
sheep, and in the excitement and the
struggle for safety among those that survived but little attention could be given to
any person who had reached that stage of
the disease where unconsciousness set in.
When they reached that point they were
quickly buried, Unconsciousness invariably
meaut death, but as it happened in several
instances that patients under careful nursing had recovered even from this last stage,
a great dread spread itself over the land
lhat people were being buried alive. This
created so much excitement that the authorities deemed it advisable to allay these
fears aa well as they could. They went
about it thus
As soon as a person waa supposed to be
dead he was carried into a building provided for that purpose, and placed in an open
coffin. Cords were then tied to hia head,
hands, and feet, and made fast at the other
end to a bell rope. The bell was so balanced
that the slightest, the most imperceptible
movement of a muscle would make it ring
loud. Tins at once allayed the exeitemenl
that prevailed, and when once the bell
actually rung and the supposed corpse returned to life, it was believed lhat a sure
means of avoiding lhat awful terror had
been devised.
In latter years, however, physicians have
been searching tor a test that could be ap- j has occurred it will contain only air
piled at onJo and would determine In a few
minutes whether deatli has set in or not.
Although it was found that a combination
of tests invariably settled all doubt, they
could uot find one that would do it quickly
simply and alone,
Some time ago a Trench physician submitted to the French Academy of Medicine
what he called a "diaphanous" test of death.
This test was to hold tlio hand of a supposed
dead person before a strong artificial light,
with ihe fingers extended and just touching
each other.
The physician's theory was that if there
be a scarlet line Ot light in the narrow
spaces where tho fingers come short of
touching, there must bo circulation of ihe
blood and therefore evidence of vital action,
while if there be no illumination the circulation has ceased aud death has occurred.
The French Academy was ao impressed by
the value of ihis test that it awarded a
prize to tlu discoverer.
Now an Knglish physician comes and
shows that this teat is not one whit more
reliable or certain tbau any of these lhat
hive beeu in use a thousand yeara and have
not proved I') be perfectly satisfactory. In
tlie .June Lancet Ur. 131 win Haward, in
paper on " The Proper Value of the Diaphanous Test of Death," describes ihe following remarkable case :
1 wds called in January laat to visit a
lady, V'l years of itvte, suffering from chronic
bronchitis. She had often suffered from
similar attacks during a period of twenty-
five yeara. Tho present attack was very-
severe, and, as she was obviously in a atate
the mouth the same as that of the surrounding til in theroom, 82s Fahrenheit,
(. A bright needle plunged into ;!,<��� body
of the biceps muscle (Cloquet's needle test)
and left there, shows on withdrawal no sign
of oxidation.
.". Intermittent shocks of electricity at
different    tensions  passed   into  various
muscles and groups of muscles gavi
dication whatever of irritability.
6. The fillet teat applied to the veins of
the arm (Richardson a teat) causes no tilling
of tho veins on the distal side of the fillet.
". The opening of a vein to ascertain
whether the blood has undergone coagulation shows that the blood was still fluid.
8. The subcutaneous injection of ammonia (Monte Verde's teat) causes the
dirty browu stain indicative of dissolution.
0. On making careful movements of the
joints of the extremities of the lower jaw
and of the occipitofrontal, rigor mortis is
found in several parts.
Thus of these nine tests, eight distinctly
declared that death wa3 absolute, the exception, the fluidity of the blood, being a
phenomenon quite compatible with blood
preternaturally fluid and at a low temperature even though death had occurred.
10. There now remained the diaphanous
teat which we carried out by the aid of a
powerful reflector lamp yielding au excellent and penetrating light. To our sur-
priae the scarlet line of light between the
liugera was as distinct as it was in our own
hands subjected to the same experiment.
The mass of evidence waa of course distinctively to the effect that death was complete ; but lo make assurance doubly sure
we had thc temperature of the room raised
aud the body carefully watched until signs
of decomposition had set in. 1 made a
visit myself on the succeeding day to assure
myself of this fact.
The results of these cxpeiimental testa
were satisfactory as following and corroborating each other in eight out of ten dirler-
ent lines of precedure : hut the point of my
paper is to show the utter inadequacy of
the diaphanous test upon which some are
inclined entirely to rely. Sir Penjaniin
Richardson haa reported an instance in
which the test applied to tbe hand of a lady
who had simply fainted gave no evidence of
the red line ; ahe therefore on that test
alone, might have been declared dead. In
my eaae the reverse waa presented ; the body-
was dead while the red line, supposed to
indicate life, was perfectly visible. Hence
the test might possibly lead to a double
error and ought never of itself to be relied
for.in il 1)1 linn mis ami Mir I'ol jn-.
aere are several other tests which have
been applied in such caaes which Sir Richardson did not use. One of these is to tie
a string tightly around the finger of the
auppoaed corpse. If life is extinct the
finger will not change its color and nothing
new will be visible. If, however, there is
still circulation, even though imperceptible,
the end of the finger will become red and
slightly swollen.
Another teat is to apply leeches to the
body. It ia held by the advocates of this
test that leeches will draw blood from a
corpse, but will quickly release their hold.
Still another test is to produce a blister by
means of heat. If the person is alive, the
blister will be filled with water : if death
But all these teats enumerated have in
some way or other fallen short of the requirements of medical science, and physicians are still searching for a satisfactory
In course of a narrative of personal ex-
periences, the chief warder in a leading
prison said :���" For nerve, dash and cool-
ness, the escape of a convict named Henry
Savage was never excelled in any prison.
He was a man of 50, with the look of an
honest old farmer, and was serving a long
uo IU-1 sentence for robbing a village store. On account of his age and humble demeanour hc
was one of the four convicts employed to
keep the west corridor in a state of cleanliness. There were two tiers of cells, a
hundred in each, and hia cell was about the
centre and on tne north side. His wife had
sent him a clock, a mirror, two or three
pictures, and other articles of adornment,
and the old man always kept everything in
apple pie order. In passing down the corridor with a party of visitors we used alwaya to stop and poiut out this cell, and
nearly everybody wanted to enter it and
look around. One afternoon I had a party
of eight people, five men and three womeu.
One of the men was an old farmer who wore
spectacles and who expressed his surprise
iu such exclamations as " By gosh !" and
"I'll be hanged!" He waa at my elbow
all the time as we went through the east
corridor, and he was loudest
and admiration of the cell I have named
when we came to it. Savage was scrubbing the lloor not ten feet away when we
stopped to inspect. Now this ia what
happened as we started on. The old farmer waited for a minute to look at something
in the cell, and Savage slipped in, seized
him by the throat, and threw him on the
bed. Inside of two minutes he gagged,
bound, and stripped the old man of hia
clothing, made a change of apparel, and
was with us and saying���" That feller
seems right to home in here I" Savage had
heard the old man talking and was a good
mimic. We finished the usual round, pas-
ed the lodge-keepers, and went out
through the front office. Standing right
there in the presence of the warden, a guard,
and myself, Savage got off some quaint and
original remark which caused everybody
to laugh, and he insisted on shaking hands
before he took his departure. Ht had
been gone an hour when the other scrub-
man discovered what had happened and
gave the alarm. Exactly under cell No.
50 in the lower tier of the east corridor
ran a sewer, as we one day ascertained,
The occupant of cell No. 50 was a man named James Dailey, 40 yeara old, serving a life
sentence for murder. His prison record
was good. He was in the blacksmith shop
by choice, that being his trade. How
Daiely ever discovered that the sewer ran
beneath his cell waa a puzzle. Perhaps he
did not know it, and began his work as au
experiment. The flagstones forming the
cell floors were of uneven lengths and widths
and laid in cement.   Dailev secured
    ,......,.,-   iijii.ii, u   lavtuiaa IULO   wnicn
lie could easily crawl, and he followed il
until he debouched into another Main. He
travelled in this way for several milea and
until daylight came, and then he lay by for
a rest.
When the prisoners were tinned out in
the morning Dailey was missed aud his
escape discovered. .Vo one could be found
to follow his trail, but at about noon men
got into the street Hewer and found that he
had come out that way. A heavy reward
was offered for his capture, and for a week
four or live men were hunting the sewers
in search of bim. Dogs were called into
UBe, but the search was finally given up in
disgust. During the same week there
ahove ground, and at least a dozen strangers were spotted and arrested. He was a
man without friends, and we looked for
him to head for the country when he left
the city. Fortune strangely favoured him.
Hc got into a lateral sewer leading from a
slaughter-house, passed up into the house,
and into a loft above in the night, and he
lived on raw meat alone for three days.
Then one night he slipped out and had the
luck to find a shirt and a pair of trousers
on a clothes line. Next day a butcher left
hia coat with $100,00 in a pocket, hanging
up while ho stepped out, and Dailey sneaked it. That evening he got out of the
place, bought a pair of shoes at a secondhand store, and went to the depot and took
a train out of town. Dailey finally escaped
to South America. The particulars were
got from a pal of hia who came under
charge about a year after the escape.
Wants i. ���: iod de i
A "fine " writer-
���Thc car -et,
���The clerk of a court.
elevator man gives many a
he doesn't hesitate to run a
of senile decrepitude, her symptoms ntttur-  er
A Wild Night on ths Amazon-
I looked down the precipice on tbe edge
of which we were hanging, and aa the uncoiled hawser snapped like a rotten thread
the launch was hurled back intojthe churning waves. One minute we were threatened
with destruction in the mad whir! of a giant
sucking whirlpool, and tiie next saw us
spinning off at a tangent to bring up against
a more terrifying wave, that seemed bent
on ending our career. Rut the Intrepid
rode the water like a duck, and after every
assault of the flood bobbed up undaunted
for another encounter. Crouching in ber
bottom, and baling the water, as it flew
oi er the gunwales in drenching spray or in
massive waves with our hats as well as
anything else we could get hold of, we
wailed for the final loss which should end
our danger and send ua bodily into the
flood, to be tossed about swollen and
'; j bruised, the dead prey for myriads of feathered scavengers.
For more than five hours we were the
shuttlecock for this maniac flood, which,as
it swept up-stream against the powerful
current of tlie migh'y river, backed up the
descending waters until even the highest
banka were flooded. The largest treea fell
victims to the raging torrent, and the tall
banka were washed away in such a manner
that later travelers scarcely knew the riv-
Why Many Children  nnil  Siiiue Grown
Persons iiisiike Them,
There are many authenticated instances
of children becoming attached to snakes and
making pets of them. The solution of a
question of this kind is sometimes to be
found in thc child-mind. My experience is
that when young children see thia creature
its strange appearance and manner of progression, so unlike those of other animals
known to them, affect them with amazement and a sense of mystery, and tbat they
fear ll just as they would fear any other
strange thing. Monkeys are doubtless af- making
fected in much the same way, although in a
state of nature, where they inhabit forests
abounding witb the larger constrictors and
venomous tree-snakes, it ia highly probable that they also possess a traditional
fear of the serpent form. It would be
strange if they did not. The experiment
of presenting a cased monkey with a serpent
carefully wrapped up in a newspaper, and
watching his behavior when he gravely
opens the parcel, expecting to find nothing
more wonderful than the familiar spongecake or succulent banana���well, such an experiment has been recorded in half a hundred important scientific works, and out of
respect to one'a masters one ought to
endeavor not to smile when reading it. A
third view might be taken which would
account for our feeling towards the serpent
without either instinct or tradition. Extreme fear of all ophidians might simply
result from a vague knowledge of the fact
tbatsonie kinds are venomous; that, in some
rare caaes, death follows swiftly on their
bite ; and that not being sufficiently intelligent to distinguish the noxious from the innocuous���at all events while under the
domination of a sudden violent emotion���
in the shop and uaed it to dig out all the
cement in the cracks around a stone three
feel long by two wide in the center of his
cell and right in front of the door.   Tho
cement he carried out in his pockets and
got rid of around the blacksmith's shop.
Two guards were on duty in his corridor all
night and were supposed to patrol all tbe
time.   The idea waa to make a full round
every fifteen minutes. No doubt the guards
contented themselves with doing the round
once in half an hour or longer, and then did
not take the trouble to look into the cells.
It took Dailey fourteen monthsi simply to, we destroy them all alike, thus adopting
clean tlie crevices of cement.   The material  - ���
he took out was replaced with crumbs of
While the
fellow a lift,
chap down.
The gondolas at the Worlds Fair were a
drug on the market Thursday, It was a
Serman day and they all took schooners.
Mias Finical���"Mr. (ireatwit enjoyed
himseli very much last night.'' Miaa Cynical���" Yes, that's what be enjoys more
than anything else!"
Blogg aays he was almost knocked flat
the other day by suddenly reflecting that
nearly all the pretty girls are but incipient
After an inexperienced man has rowed a
boat for about three-quarters of an hour
almost any kind of scenery is good enough
foi him to atop and admire.
Maud���" How do you like the new way I
do my hair?' Frank iwantingtosaysomething particularly nice)���" Why you look
at least thirty years younger.'1
Mrs. f'raydresa���" Everything she has
selected for the last year has been so sober
I���" "Sober, do you say'.' You haven't
met tier new huabanl, I guess."
Young Man���" I suppose you think I
come here a great deal, don't you '." Small
liny���" I don't think nothing about it, but
sister says you tire her most to death."
I key���"Gif me a neegle fadder, und I
buy me an orange off dat man outside."
Heimstadter���"(lo out and make faces at
him, Ikay; maybe he will throw one at
Mother���" Do you think his love for you
is unselfish?'1 Daughter -"Perfectly. The
other night he let me sit so long on his knee
that he walked lame for ten minutes,"
William���" I hear that Charley Dodgaon
is a great mimic. They say he can take off
anything.'' Arthur���" That explains it. I
couldn't imagine were my umbrella had
Mrs. Toota���Aren't you ashamed to come
home in the condition you did laat night,
when I had callers, too ?'' Toots���" I waa
as sober as an owl, madam. Mrs. Toots
(tartly)���" As a boiled owl, you mean.''
.Manager���" Why don't little Eva come
on? Uncle Tom and���''   "Because Eva is
little speech to the company,
thanking it for the pleasant way it had remembered her sixty-second birthday."
Penelope���" What is hia pet name for
you?" Predita���" He calls me liis 'doe' because I am ao sweet and gentle." Penelope
���"And what do you call him !" Perdita���
" I call him my ' dough,1 because he is so
Travelling Man. ���" A chop and a cup of
coffee, quick. My train leavea in twenty
minutes." Waiter���" Yea, sah; seventy-
five cents, sah." "Do you want pay in
advance "" " Yes, sah. You may be gone
before it'a cooked, sah."
Teacher���"Who can tell me what useful
article we get from the whale? Johnny?"
Soholar���"Whalebone," Teacher���"Right!
Now, what little boy or girl knows what
we get from the aeai ? Tommy':" Scholar���
"Sealing wax."
'Can't you settle this bill to-day,
ally give rise to considerable anxiety.
Nevertheless ahe rallied and improved so
much that, after a few days, my attendance
was no longer required.
I Ilea",1 nothing more of this lady until
Feb. (1���a periid of three weeka���when I
wai summoned early in the morning to see j
her immediately.   The messenger told me:
that she had retired to bed in the  usual j
way and had apparently died in the niglit, I
but thut ahe looked ao lifelike there waa I
great doubt whether death had actually |
taken place.   Within half an hour i waa by
her bedside ; there waa no sign of breath
ing, or pulse, or of heartbeat, and the hands
slightly Hexed, were rather rigid, but tlie
countenance looked   like that of a living
person, the eyea being  open and lifelike.
I believed her to be dead, and that the rigidity of the upper limbs indicated  commencing rigor mortis, hut this curious fact waa
related lo me by a near relative that once
before  she   had pasacd into a  death-like
slate with similar symptoms, even to the
rigidity i f the anna am! hands, from which
state she had recovered, and  after which
sho had always experienced the direst apprehension of being buried alive.
Her anxiety, it will be easily conceived,
wts readily coinmunici'ted In her relatives,
who limed me to leave nothing undone for
determining whether life was or was not
extinct, Under ihe circumstances I suggested that Dr. (now Sir) Benjamin Ward
lliehnrdson, who li s made tlie proofs i i
death a special study, should in- ��� immoned,
He soon arrived and submitted tlie bldy to
all the test ie the following order, each testing being written down ai the moment by
I. Heart sounds and motion cntii ilj al
������ Look ahead !" cried Franklin, who was
Holding on to the wheel with a grip of
death. " For God's sake, pray, lads ! The
eml haa come ! Look .sharp ! If we brave
thia danger it will be by a miiacle I" and
there ahead of us, looming up out of the
middle of the river, ro3e a large island
whose aides were fully twenty feet high.
Tlie mad torrent waa inakini! straight for
this obstruction, and, while we were being
carried onward with the rapidity of lightning, two of ua managed to crawl aft to
Franklin's assistance. I'rasping the wheel,
we strained in united effort and succeeded
in holding the launch " head on " to the
Every eye was on the lookout for whatever
vantage we could gain, and when Franklin
shouted to us in a voice male hoarse by desperation, " Put her hard over now I With
me, boys, and perhaps we can escape," we
tugged and pulled until every chord in our
bodies seemed to be on the rack. A roar,
a weird hirrible shriek, such as none of us
ever wanted to hear again, broke over the
tumult of boiling waters,���a shriek of angry
defiance, ���and the mad flood was hurled
hack from the island, one-half on each side,
Ita force almost broken.
The command of onr wheelman alone
saved us, for with the parting waters we
shot into that side which washed over the
powerful channel of the river, and in another m ��� ������in-nt we were swept down stream
with the : ipldlty of a streak ut sunlight.
At first stern on, we wi re fortunately able
loaw ngourboal head to with thecurrentln
shir: time, and iron, then we had no trouble '." keep our laun :h clear of the threat-
8,1  ol lions with treea and wreckage.���
\l   gin 3. V. Imands, in July Llppincott's.
bread. The cement was almost as hard as
the stone, and he had to work so cautiously
and was interrupted so often that it seemed
The bottom of the stone was embedded in
cement and muat be pried loose. To do
this he had to get a abort bnt heavy bar of
iron with a sharpened end. This bar had
to b.i cut, sharpened, and secreted on his
person under the eyea of the guard and of
half a dozen oi his fellow convicta, but he
managed it. It waa a priaon rule that every
cell should be thoroughly searched every
other Sunday morning. Had this boen carried out the bar would have been discovered
in Dailey'a cell. It was under his mattress
for months without any of ua being the
wiser for it. With such a short lever a- he
had he was obliged to loosen the stone from
its bed of cementmoie by jarring than by
prying. It was months betore he could lift
it out, and then he found a bed of cement
two feet thick. Some nights he worked two
hours, and again he could uot touch the
work at all. He could get rid of only a few
handfula each day without
and it waa .100 daya from the time he lifted
the atone before lie dug out the last of the
cement and struck the top of the brick
sewer. One night a guard just missed
catc.iing Dailey at work, and the convict
was so frightened that he did not do another stroke of work for two months. During the first fortnight the guard creptsoftly
to his door three or four times a night, and
had he been working discovery would have
been assured. It was two years and a half
from the time Dailey began at the stone before he
and was ready to aee where itler.d to. If
anything more were needed to prove his
patience as well as perseverance, it was
furnished in his waiting two weeks for a
heavy rain to come and clean out the sewers. What he had struck waa a lateral or
branch leading from the kitchon, but he
realized that the main aewer might be in
such an offensive atate as to cauae hia death.
He waa ready the 15th of August, but
be waited until the 5th ol September, when
it rained heavily all day and flushed the
sewers, and at 1'.' o'clock at night he raised
the stone, dropped into the sewer, and
then let the flag fall hick in place, The
sewer was so small that he had to go into
it without even a shirt, Lying at full
length be drew himself along inch by inch
tn the main sewer. Here there was room
lo creep
It ran a distance of 250 feet before striking
tbe street, and at ils moiitn he discovered
just what he had expected to, a heavy iron
grating, but it did not stop him more than
half an hour. When he passed out he was
in a city sewer in which he could stand upright, The firat idea of the average man
would havo been to get ahove ground as
tor?" asked the tailor o: the delinquent
legislator. "No,sir!"replied the Senator,
"it wouldn't he parliamentary. I've merely glanced over it you know, and I can't
pass a bill until after ita third reading.''
Janet Gave Details-
A Scotch olergyman, a strict catechist, in
examining one of his flock a short time
since, thus addressed her:
net, can you  teli  me  how Adam
you're na
Herod's rough and ready method of ridding
his city of one inconvenient babe by a
general slaughter of innocents.
It might be objected that in Europe, j
where animosity to the serpent is greatest, j i u .
deatli from snake-bite is hardly to be fear- j    j'    ,
ed ; that Fontana's 0,000 experiments with j ,, A
the viper, showing how small is the amount
of  venom possessed by this species, how
rarely io has the power to destroy human
life, have been before the world for a cen-, t0 bs Adam) then Bajd    ������-     v ���      n
tiiry.   And although it must be admitted ;       -��� ,���...   A ,      Adam just
that Fontana a workianotmthehandof every , *,  ,   the Uth   ,,-, tfl ,_,!ck  Li3!Jon.s
peasant the fact remains that death f���n  ^ lm|f a nuitchkin ��'whiskv, when an oar
snake-bite is a rare thing in r.urope, prob-'
ably not more than one person losing hia
life from thia cauae for every two hundred
and fifty who perish by hydrophobia, of all
forms of death the  moat  terrible.   Yet
while the sight of a snake excites in a majority ot persons the most violent emotions,
dogs are universal favoritiea, aud we have
them always with ua, and make pets of tbem
in  spite   of  tho   knowledge   that   they
may at any time become  rabid  and in-
fell  a.Luighing  anl
my bonnie dear doctor,
i serious ?''
I    " Very serious, indeed," said the doctor.
I    Janet (whose husband's name happened
lying on the road took his foot and
fill���and that's the hale truth o' th'
Barbarous Treatment!
Barber���"What's the matter sir
the razor pull?'
Mr.  O'Reilly���" Sure  it  does
wouldn't moind tho'. if i! 'ud only lave go.
Niver moind goin' over me faco the aicond
that unspeakably dreadful suffering i toime.   I'll go over to the saloon across the
but  I
and destruction on us. This leads to
the following question; Is it not at
least probable that our excessive fear of
the serpent, so unworthy of us as rational beings, and the cauae of so much
unnecessary cruelty, is, partly, at a'.l
eventa, a result of our superstitious fear of
sudden death ? For thero exists, we kn"W
an exceedingly widespread delusion that
the bite of a venomous serpent must kill,
and kill quickly. Compared with such
ophidian monarchs as tho bush-master, fer-
do-lance, hamadryad, and tic-polonga, the
viper of Europe���the poor viper of many
experiments and muoh (not too readable) j !'ollllg| ma"
literature���may be regarded as ulinoat
harmless���at all events, not more harmful
than the hornet. Nevertheless, in this col',
northern world, even as in other worlds
where nature elaborates more potent jukes,
the delusion prevails, and may be taken in
account here, although ita origin cannot now
bo discussed.
For my own part I am inclined to believe
tbat we regard serpents with a destructive
hatrod purely and simply because we are so
taught from childhood. A tradition maybe handed down without writing, or even
articulate speech. We have not altogether
ceased to be " lower animals" ourselves.
Show a child by your gestures and actions
that a thing ia fearful lo you, and he will
fear it ; that you bate it, and he will catch
your hatred.
shtrate and got the bartender to pull out
me whiskers wid a corkshcrew, Faix,
'twould be a picnic afther this."
Summer Attractions lor His House-
' H'm !" said the stranger, regarding the
young man who called at the
awer to the advertisement,
actor, you say."
" Yea," was
in an-
are an
'the  critics,
He'd Been Backed-
Horseman���" That ia a remarkably
animal you are driving.inadame.''
Lady���" Oh, I wouldn't part with this
horse for tbe world, He's just as gentle as
can le, and real fast too."
Horseman���" So 1 should judge. Has he
ever beeu backed against any noted trotters ?"
Lady���" Well, I don't know, but it seems
to me we back against pretty much every
thing in the stride very time I attempt to
turn 'round."
tne  rep,y ;
however "
"Oh, I don't care about the critics," returned the portly gentleman,  whereat the
Ided   approval.      " What
parts do you take?"
" Eh ?���eh ?���children's!" gasped the
" Why, no," said the applicant, in a surprised tone, " the young lover."
"Oh, yes, yes," assented the other,
smiling; "that's just it. Are you open for
au engagement���1 might say several engage'
incuts���for the summer ?"
" 1 am," was the hearty answer.
" At���say, ?'J.'> a week and all expenses ?"
"Well," returned the stage lover, "I
should sty ao ! Are���are" the tone implied mingled hope and doubt���"are you a
manager ?"
"I am," said the elder beaming. "And
I'll take you until the first of October. All
that you will have to do is to act your regular part, and you may fill several engagements. I am a summer hotel manager.' ���
^Harper's Ilaiaar.
He Mrcrht Try.
He���" You are tiie only daughter?'1
" Yea."
" I should think your father would be
willing to aet the fellow who marries you
up to business.''
" Well, I don't know. Pa haa made that
offer aix times now and nothin i ever came
of it; but, George, if you want to, it might
do to see papa abo5 i:." ���
jjgJBrJMLWff T^"1*"*1 'MWUklTJM���
������ LAKE .-'
The above town site is now on the market, and lots are being
rapidly bought up by local parties.  It is situated at the north end of
Trout Lake, in the famous
which is going to be one of the RICHEST MINING REGIONS in
America NUMEROUS RICE CLAIMS have been found close to this
town site which will make it the DISTRIBUTING POINT for an
IMMENSE TRACT OF COUNTRY. It is the only level land at the
r orth end of the lake. The owners intend to expend money on streets
and other improvements in the Spring. The trail from Lardeau City,
on Arrow Lake, to Kootenay Lake, runs through the town site. For
th   NEXT THIRTY DAYS corners will be sold at $150 and insides
For further particulars apply to
at the Head Office, Nelson, B.C., or to
l     lm'
Local Agent,


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