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VOL. IV.
REVELSTOKE. WEST KOOTENAY, B.C., MA.Y 6, 1893.
No. 47.
WANTED.
AGENTS tu sell our cbnico nnd
hardy Nursery Stook, We have ninny
uow special varieties, both in frni's
nnd ornatnentills, to offer, whicli nre
controlled only by us. Wo pay commission or salary, Write us nt once
(or terms, mid statue ohoioe of territory.��� May Brotukbs, Nurserymen,
Rochester, N.Y.
THE
Revalstoke Pharmacy
IS NOW OPEN
to tlio Publio ol Rovelstoke nnd the
surrounding distriot witli a
complete Stook of
DRUGS. CHEMICALS,
PATENT MEDICINES,
TOILET at OTHEU ARTICLES
PERTAINING TO TIIK TRADE.
THE
MADDEN HOUSE,
HUGH MADDEN, Frop'r.
Beautifully situated on tbe Lake
shore nt the entrance to the best and
shortest road to tbe Slooun mines and
New Denver, Tbe best Ashing and
hunting iu the district, with grand
boating and sketching facilities for
tourists aud artists.
The Bar is supplied with the
Best brands of wines.liquors
and cigars.
The accommodations of the Hotel are
of the best.
CENTRAL HOTEL.
ABRAHAM-SON BROS., Prop's.
Charmingly situated on the bank of
the river, on the principal street,
close to the post-office and
Government buildings,
aud uearest to the
Steamboat
Wharf.
First-class Table, good Beds,
Telejihoue.
FIBE-PROOF SAFE.
'BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS AND
STEAMERS.
CAVEATS,
TRADE MARKS,
DESIGN PATENTS,
OOPVRIOHTS,   ate.
Fair Information snd freo Handbook writs to
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Oldest bureau for accuriiu: patents In America.
Kvery patent taken out by us is brought beforo
the public by a notice given free ot charge In tho
$(imtitu ��Mta
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world. Splendidly Illustrated. No intelligent
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WW
[REVELSTOKE TIME TABLE,
Atlantic Express, arrives 10,10 daily,
Paoiflo       " "     18.52   "'
Cheapest, most reliable nud safe
rout.' to Montreal, Toronto, St. Paul,
Chiongo, Neiv York and Boston.
Hates ��5 tn $10 lowor than any other
other route.
Specially fitted Colonist Cars, iu
charge of a Porter, for the accommodation of Passengers holding second
class tiokets, Passengers booked to
and from all European points at
Lowes' Kates.
Low freight Hides. Quiok despatch, Merchnuts will savo inouey
by having their freight routptl via
he!'. P. It.
Full and reliable information given
by applying to
GEO. MoL. BROWN,
Asst. Gen'l Froiglit Ag't, V'ucouver,
or to I.  T. IIUEWSTEIt,
Ag't U. P, If. Depot, Iievelstoke,
NAKUSP ITEMS.
[FROM 0TJB OWN COBHESPONPENT. ]
Nakusp, Mnl "nl.
After a very quiet winter Nakusp bus
sprung into active life once wore ami
will struggle for <upremaoy, which, on
account of li r great natural advantages,
she will attain within the next ten
months. With an effort on the |mrt of
the townsiie company, oombined with
lo"ul push. Nnkosp can be made a mns'
aliraotivi nud permanent town,
The construction of the Nakusp k
Sloean is now assured, but small thanks
enn be giveu to the onmpan', as they
tako no risks whatever, the Provincial
Government guaranteeing tlnir bonds,
th" Dominion Government bounslnB the
undertakiug to the extent of SB 200 per
mile, and a tree gift ol land fur sixteen
miles each side the line. Itis stipulated,
though, that the Dominion bonus be
handed over to the Province.
About the first to m.ike n move in the
town iH Jack WalBh, He ha�� beon down
to the foot of Sloean Lake and brought
in his hnvses. They aie iu fair condition
after the lonpr, hard winter, Jack has
stajed with tue town, and it is to be
hoped that when business comes this
way lie will be compensated for his
stability.
During the last week resident owners
have received flattering offers for their
real estate interests here; but they have
stayed by the town through the dark
winter of adversity, and will eerta-'nh
hold on now that tiie first flush of prosperity is illuminating the horizon, An
advance of a few hundred dollnrs on the
original price do not tike our lot-owners
by storm, as might have been expected.
A grand dance is to be held shortly.
It wiil be called "the peace party," and
it will be utilized to bring together the
contending factions of our community
which have been at loggerheads for some
time past. Every town of nob; has its
Four Hundred, but Naknsp has several
Four Hundreds. Hopes are entertained
that the "'pi ace" party will heal the
brench and show the big fish the nn-
brotherlyness of eating up the little
ones.
Among other arrivals of old-time resi -
dents, Thos. Abriel, the man who last
year made the wile, wonly, western
appearance of our houses (inside ami
out) vanish at tbe magie touch of his
paint brush has put in an appearance���
permanently we hope.
Lee Coombs, who counter hops at
Lemon's store, arrived from New Denver to-day. He reports the trail in fair
condition. He is on his way to Nelson
and will bring a full stock for the New
Denver store.
The str. Lytton lands a large quantity
of freight here every dowu trip from
Revelstoke. Tuesday she left m veral
tons of supplies and goods for Nakusp
and New Denver. The stream of passengers is ever increasing, aud no doubt
this season will bring many capitalists,
tourists and sightseers, in addition to
mining men looking for bona. zas.
Mr. Samuel Walker, of Vancouver,
came in this week and will remain Borne
time, stopping with bis relatives, the
iVicDougnl family.
The str. Lytton arrived up abont noon
on Mouday, being her first appearance
here since last year. Sbe sailed again
;.ext morning heavily laden wiih several
carloads of merchandise which had ae-
cumulated here after navigation closed
lust winter, and a tull complement of
n mj?nn"M-.q
bt/* i b r-vjrt  S/u E.
Several first-rinse uew Boats for side.
Apply to     MOtiGAN DaVID,
Revelstoke.
R. H. RAMSEY,
House Painter. Paper-
hanger ana Graiuer.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
WORK D0NR WITH  NEATNESS
AND DISPATCH.
GEORGE SlilElT
Taxidermist
OLD   POST   OFFICE,
REVELSTOKE, 15. C.
All kinds of specimens of Animals,
Birds ami Fishes carefully nud naturally
mounted. Several local Specimens ou
view and for sale.
DEER AND CARIBOO HKAD8 A SPECIALTY'
EDWARD LlBiTT,
Sail, Tint hii (I Awning Milker.
HORSE '; WAGOU COV1 RS,
Bags, Hammoi us, ko.
WiTERPROOF BLAKKETS & COVEHS
TEXTS POR SALE it TO UENT.
OO WA I 111 STHEET,
VANCOUVER,   3,C.
LOCALNEWS.
Harry Hebert, one of our " boys," is
purser on the str. Nelson.
Tie infant daughter of Mr. an ' Mrs.
W, B. Philips died on Monday.
O. & H. L"wis, bakers a id confectioners, have npi nod a branch on Front-Bt,
Tin Home is building a 26ft. boat
and will go thu Lnrdeutt some time next
wei k.
Mr. J. M. Kellie, M P.P., left here
for Lardeau City on Tuesday and re-
' turned yesterday,
W.B. Pool lefi for Lirdonu Oity nn
Tii'sd'iy, baviug obtained a contract for
clearing lifly acres of the townsite
R A. Fraser, formerly on the Kumloops Sentinel, was a passenger on the
Lytton Tuesday morning fur Nelson.
Mr, 11 itkerly is still chief engineer of
the Lytton, nnd still loves a pull at the
"little cruioskeen lawn" when ushoro,
Miners and prospectors going iulo the
Slocau can obtain till necessary supplies
at Bourne Bros.' Nakusp aud New Deu-
Vii' stores.
The family of Mr, M. Kelly, recently
C.P.R. roadmaster here, left on Tuesday
morning for Seuitle, whither ho ha.,
preceded them.
The Rev. D. Birks wil) preach tomorrow in the Methodist Church,
morning at 10.30, evening at 7,30. All
are cordially invited.
Mr. Thos. Paton left on Monday evening for Kettle River, going by way of
Vernou and Penticton. Bis family will
remaiu here tor a short time longer.
Mrs. Dow, wife of Alex. Dow, engineer ou the C. <t K. Railway between
Robson and Nelson, left here Thursday
moruiug to join her husband, and will
reside in Nelsou,
Mr. Sbiel, taxidermist, has mounted a
fine lynx which was shot by Tom .Heed
down river last week. There is to be a
raffle at the Central Hotel to night for a
cariboo head aud a case of stuffed birds,
the work of Mr. Sbiel.
Rock for the Stony Creek bridge is
being takeu out from a quarry about two
j miles tbis side of Salmon Arm.  A large
I gaug of meu is employed, and about
I '6,000 carloads will be required,   Mr.
McNeil has the contract,
Notice to Pbospectoks and Miners.
Concentrated Sugar, 500 times strouger
than sugar. Can carry equal to 25 lbs.
in the vest pocket. Setu five dollars to
A. E. Waldon, the wholesale druggist,
Calgary, and get a supply by mail.
Mr. Robt. Howson, who went to Elk--
born, Manitoba, iu response to a telegram auuoiiueit.g the hopeless illuess ol
his wife abont a month ago, returned
here ou Thursday, Mrs, Howson is now
able to sit up, and ia improving daily.
Rev. Jas. Turner, who is well known
iu Revelstoke, came up from Nelson on
Monday, and left th" same evening for
the coast. Rev. C. Ladner and several
other Methodist ministers accompanied
Mr. Turner, beiug ou their way to attend
conference.
Mr. W. H. Coney came np on Wednesday in his old position as purser on
the Lytton, after spending six mouths
in the old country. This is his last trip
in the Lytton, having been transferred
to the Colnmbia, plying between RobBOU
ami the Dalles.
Mr. J. C. Steen, nf the RevelstMto
Lumber Co., died rather suddenly at the
Queen's Hotel, Gob en. ou Wednesday.
a hilt! returning In I'eveRnku from Re
gina. ��� Mr. D. Robinson, his partner,
received a telegram nnd went to Golden
TharBilay morning, when an inquest was
h-ld.
ON TRIAL FOB 90 DAYS.
The fluest, completcst mi latest' line ot Klsr-
Men! apDiiancosni tho world. Thev have nc��o��
failed tocurc. We are co positive of It that wo
will back our belief auil Bend you any Eli-entail
Arplinncenow in tlio market nndycu car. try Iti
fori'!) ree Mnntlis. Largest list cf testimonials
on earth. Send for biok and journal Freo.
"IV. I'. Bacr * Co.- Windsor, Ont,
Business is brisk, and promises to
continue so. all our merchants being
laxeil to the utmost to forward supplies
to lhe lower OOllUtry, The hotels are
full, from twmit' to thirty persons
alighting at Revelatoke from nearly
every train. These are mostly bound
for the mining districts or the new
low:.sites in the Lardeau. Thn weather
is ,Minn and the ri" r hus risen more
than three feet i nring the week.
Ten men left Iievelstoke on Monday
for Big Bend. It look them Iwn hours
to load their boats, which would have to
be unloaded and portaged around the
Death Rapids, Win. Mackenzie, Sam
flill, Andy Hunker, Geo, Laforme, Gw
Lniid and John Hinds are going lip to
repair the Government trail, on which
about 81,1)00 is tu bo spent. Charles
Ni'i'letnis. John Swell* and Sol Holden
will go placer miuiug, and W, Molsen
takes up thn o dogs, as he will put in a
moul.li or so trapping.
The C P.R. hnve decided to go ahead
niiii the Nukusp & Slocau Railway at
once, and Nanlt's Hang of men went
down this tv- ek lo make the ���' ift. Ml'.
Stewart, C P.K. surveyor, bus also lelt
for Nukusp, ami Mr, Marpolu and others
concerned wonl down this morning.
It in tuied thai the Revclstoki k Arrow
Luke branch will be very easj of eon-
sinii'tion, and the ��nrk can wuil a week
or two until the suow is ull gone Irom
lin limber lands. Anyhow, both lines
musl hi' completed before winter, as ono
is no good witlioul lho other,
R. Hnwson is expecting a carload of
furniture in a few iiayu.
Dave Cowan is baok in town, having
put in the winter al Nelson
Salmon Arm Athletic Club meeting
ln^t Satnr lay night was well attended,
Messrs. VV, Hull, from Calgary, and
J. R, Hull, from Kumloops, wout down
mer this morning.
Mr. J. A. Mum. M.P, and Mr J. O.
Graham, H. B Co., arrived yesterday
morning from Kumloops, en route for
Nelson.
Mr. A. Craig, late storekeeper at the
C P. R. station, Revelstoke, will have
charge of C li. Hume k Co.'b now store
at Trout Luke City.
Mr. Stewart, a student from Queen's
College, Kingston, will conduct service
in tho Presbyterian church to-morrow
at 7 30. p.m. i Sabbath school at 2.80,
Mr, P. (1. Christie, secretary C. k K,
Nnv. Co., paid a flying visit to his former homo last Monday, but ouly a few
privileged oues oanght a glimpse of him.
Last, week Mr. V. Fraser advertised in
the Staii that he had two tons of seed
potatoes for sain at 5c. per lb. Yesterday
be had snid thein all out. Others in town
are selling at 2c, but tho public do not
kuow it.   Comment is needless.
Mr. Tapping Bonds us a letter drawing
attention to the water which overflows a
large section of the land lying between
the C. P. R. track and the main road
from the lower town to the station. Ho
points out the danger to the su: rounding
inhabitants of malarial fovor from this
marsh, and mentions the fact that it is a
great breeding-place for mosquitues. If
this water were confined in a proper
channel it wonld make a picturesque
and useful brook, but as it is now it is a
source of danger to the whole community. Mr. Tapping offers to do the
wi rk of confining the stream for $25,
ROGERS' PASS JOTTINGS.
[prom our own correspondentJ
Mrs. Williamson and daughter, of Cut
Bank, are visiting Mrs. Smith.
There was joy in the Cadden household s few days since. It is a girl, and
has come to Btay.
Miss Olsen, who has been visiting
friends at the Pass, returned to Banff a
few days ago.
W. Cater, station agent, is anticipating
a trip to Europe. He has been promised
the necessary leave of absence.
The Quee. 's Hotel is about to change
hands, Ed, Freemantle beiug the new
proprietor.
W. J, Armstrong iB running the pusher
at the Pass. He is a weloome addition,
as he keeps tbe boys highly amused
when he relates some of his adventures
in lands beyond the seas, especially his
twelve years' experience in Australia
killing kangaroos.
Jno. Ste it art, a C.P.R. bridge oarpenr-
ter, while working on Stoney Creek
bridge on Monday, was struck on the
bead by a falling rock, which fractured
his skull and knocked him off the bridge
to the bottom of the ravine. The fall
was 100 feet, and he was picked up insensible and convoyed to the Donald
Hospital. There is do hope of his recovery. He had but recently been promoted to be boss.
Everything here is putting on the garb
of spring, and onr small farmers are
fixing fences, etc., previous to plowing.
To Separate the ProTince.
A petition to the Enrl of Derby,
Governor General of Canida, is being
circulated for signature in this Province
praying his Excellency to veto the Parliament Buil'iings Construction Act re-
ceu'ly nassed by the Provincial Legislature at Victoria The petition states
that while the Mainland contributes 'A
of the 'olal revenue and bus 11,025 voters
on Ihe list, while the Island has bnt
(1535, the uiulaud is represented by
only 17 members���one more than the
Island. The petition charges the Gov
menl with needless exlravaganue at the
capital an.l neglecliegthe pressing wants
of the Interior, The total Provincial
revenue is *jl 060,000. Charges of Government ami muiiiienanoe, other than
works of development, Sl 011.000 ; surveys, ("'iO.OIIO ; rmids, stn-cis, bridges
and wharves, $215,000���total, 81,276,000
This is the estimated expenditure for the
eti-iiing year, sic w ng a deficit of 8216,- j
000, to be mude nn by borrowed money
in order to cany on the ordinary working of tho country. The people of tiie
Mainland strongly protest agulnsl the
squandering ol Provincial money on
uon-pi'odnctive undertakings by the vote
ol a non-representative House, ami are
advocating "tie separation of tho Main,
land from the Inland us the surest means
ol relief from th�� evils under which
they Buffer,"
The peoole of Revelstoke did not
tumble over eaoh other in tie ir haste to
sign Ihis iieliiion, as thev do not believe
u will iiicn ase tlm importance of this |
Province by culling the Hand adrift,
As for the Government, it in eonoeded
that its members have waxed fat, rich
ami ai'inganl upon Ihe spoils of ollice.
llll' il seems cowardly to run away irom
lhe Island to gel. rid of tin Government.
Rather let us adopt tho constitutional
in. ihoil of VOTING them ont of power at
tl locti n  ,,'Xl  year, an I to Ibis end
lei en none entitled to vote (anv British
subject 12 months in the Province) see
to it tlmt his name is on the voters' list,
Tho separation movemeni ought to be,
and wiil be, adismal failure,
The Silver Cup Bonded.
The Silver Cup, a mining elnim ill
the Lardean familiar to everybody io
the district, and situated four mile?
north-cast of Trout Lake, bus been
bonded to Mr. E, G. Smith, of Spokane, on behalf of a syndicate, Tom
Downs, one of tho three owners, took.
Mr. Smith in to see the mine last.
Thursday week, and although there
was considerable snow on it the ledge
was laid bare, aud Mr Smith was so
pleased with what he saw tbnt the
deal was consummated, The price
named is $87,500| which is $500 more
than the money to be paid for the
Great Northern claim, owned by the
same three fortunates���0. Holton, P.
M. Walker and T. Downs. The opening up of these mines promises great
things for Trout Lake City.
NEW DENVER NUGGETS.
[from our* own- correspondknt.J
New Denver, April 14th.
Everybody is preparing for the
rush which is inevitatde as soon as
navigation opens. The boys already
in are getting their outfits ready for
doing assessment work on claims
already located or to start for the
discovery of bonanzas in tbe shape*
of monster silver ledges.
Several more capitalists have come
in since I wrote last, and although,
they cannot yet inspect the claims
very closely they seem to be very*
favorably impressed with what is
visible, A few days ago an undeveloped claim on Four Mile Creek
was sold for ��3,000 spot cash, which
made one of the boys feel "pretty
good,"
Fonr Mile Creek property will, I
think, eventually be owned principally by substantial companies, irho
will most likely put in concentrators.
The bulk of the ore ou this creek
appears to be of a high grade concentrating class, but thnre are somo
mines, such as the Alpha and Vancouver, which contain large bodies
of pure galena ready for shipping to
the smelter.
We bave heard nothing recently
about the wagon road up the Sloean
River, but believe tbe Nelson people
are still intent on baviug it built.
We wish them success, because such
a road will greatly benefit both Nelson and the Slocau Lake district.
Still, we shall not feel altogether
satisfied until we see the Revelstoke*
Nakusp route available for traffic all
tbe year round. Not only for the
shipping out of our ore, but also for
our stomach's sake. Revelstoke is,
after all, our base of supply.
New Denver is still suffering from
the effects of tbe townsite dispute,
but we are progressing nevertheless.
Bourne Bros, are erecting a fine
building for a store and post-office,
Mr. Bolander is making considerable/
extensions to bis restaurant, and A.
Reed and C. Alwyn are also building, But many are still waiting to
see who will own the townsite before
going ahead.
The district generally is showing
signs of returning animation. Two
sawmills ure running fnll time, and
the steamer W. Hunter ia seen more
frequently ploughing the waters of
the Slocau. Strangers and old*
timers are coming in daily, and there
are rumors of extensive operations
being commenced ou several of tbe
leading mines.
Tbe Slocau Star mine, which is
uow in splendid condition, will be
one of the first to open up, Probably
35 to 10 meu will be put on early
next month (May),
Mr. Bmirke, late proprietor of the
Queen's Hotel, Hogers' Pass, is at
present staying here nth bis family.
He will go to Tront Lake City in a
few days, where he intends to build
a hotel.
Twelve men will be employed on
the Government work of building
bridges iu Fish Creek aud Lardeau
districts. Nine go down in the str.
Marion to-day and will commence
work OU a bridge ovor Fish Creek at
Laroeau Oity.
Messrs. D T. Douglas and Ben
Wrede, uf Vancouver, have been in
town a dav or two, uu route to Lardean City. Mr Wreoe has h.id
uearl) 50,000 feet of lumber srut
down, aud will commence lhe urec-
tion of a hoi I at once
NOTION
Tho Licensing Board will sit at the
Courthouse, Revelstoke, on Thursday
June 15th, 18��8,
Revelstoke. April 20th, 1898,
WANTED,
salesmen, looni and travelling,
to represent  our well-known  house.
You need uo capital to represent u
linn thill warrants nursery stock tirst-
clnsfi and true to name. Work all tho
year; Slim per month lo the right
man, Apply quick, stating age, to
L.L. May & Co., Nurserymen, Flori.-ta
and Seedsin m, St, Paul, Mum. Thia
house is responsible. How Hntm Gunning Baftilas  the Precautions of Instinct-
Ingenious. Suari't Clioiulr.il Italia., -a Hun
ler'a Seercl���lbe 1'inrrrorKuawleilia'
itcM-iiin-    liiliilii  (11 ri on-    Kvpcrl
menial. <
Human reason has heen compared to a
ininic.il instrument that can be used and
abused lor all sorts of purposes: instinct to
a barrel organ, adapted only to a limited
repertoire ; bill such practical naturalists as
hunters and trappers agree thatthe aagaci-
ty of the higher animals deserves to be called a compromise between instinct and reason.
In studying the keen senses of the predatory rodents, Prof, Bucklaud was led to
infer that purearseiiious acid���without any
perceptible taste or odor���would make an
ideal rat poison. The Iirst plate full of
poisoned corn-meal really covered the yard
with deud rats, hut a few days after he saw
a veteran longtail slip out of its hole und attack a picuie party of youngsters for the
unmistakable purpose of driving them to a
sale distance trom the treacherous dish.
The direct testimony of their senses could
hardly have betrayed tie properties of lhe
murderous substance, but, somehow or
other, the survivors must have managed to
Ire ��������� the mischief to its hidden cause,
Wolves have beeu known to dig under a
steel trap and upset it before touching the
bait, and Javanese monkeys, alter noticing
the effect of oakossoakod in rum, observed
the precaution of carrying their pi i,..- to u
safe retreat in the river-jungle, when thej
could set drunk at leisure, and hope to 'he
left alone in their glory.
AI'RAlD 01' I'ElllV-COOKEI! f.t'M.'HES,
Mistrust, indeed, appears to be the first
impulse ot .'. wild animal on the discovery
of n remit - looked lunch in tho wilderness,
and amateur trappers are apt to arrive at
even woi.-e financial results ihan Horace
Ureeley, gentleman fanner, who raised a
mess of sweet potatoes ��t, the average expense of (15c, apiece; but the experience of
out-door life teaches hunters that nearly
every beast has some peculiarity or other
that may he utilized for its capture, Wild
cuts, for instance, approach u bait with extreme wariness, but after their suspicions
hnve heen onoe allayed they will indulge ia
all sorts of frolic; the romping instinct of
the species will ussert itself, and like a
playful kitten Mrs. Bushtail will snatch up
her prize, toss it about and roll it all over
tlie neighborhood, to stimulate her appetite j
for dinner. The approved method of the |
Alpino trapper is founded on lhat peculiar
uy. Instead of attachin
trap, it is deposited
aide;    if   possible,   i        ^^^^^^^^
ground, where the cat will take  it up, and ���
in rolling it about, lie very apt to stumble ;
into the fatal hollow near by,
A fox, in n similar hx, often chooses the
lesser ot two inevitable evils hy gnawing
his own leg off, but Mrs. Catimount knows |
lhe need of every one of her four climbing i
paws, an
leaps till
anee witl
At firr'
" would seem about as fit foi
1 birds as a sieve for
si'nf.ly a il tcli with a
inwithoul -i moment's hesitation.
Tune rats, squealing and rustling in their
���ei:'; etition for tidbits, have heen successfully med in decoy their wild relatives, and
m i'n -is, unlair modification of that itrat-
ae.e,  ii.ii now and then heen employed  to
t| tm ��� rows, A iptive :r iw tied down
ou his back with his law3 free on a bird-
ham ted me ,dow, will soon, by hia screams
attra I i i on inktee of his sable relatives,
who lirclo about for awhile with responsivi
sloe I.s, uud before long nettle down to consider the problem of rescue. Tht old tt iry
croakers sit at a safe distance, but iu the
ardor of sympathy a junior member of the
convention is almost sure to opproach tlie
dial essed brotln r, who in his frenzy to free
himself by clutching tl something oi other,
will promptly grab his would-be deliverer,
and in his fright hold on all the tighter on
seeing the trapper rush out of his hiding
INTERESTING PREHISTORIC RUINS
l Mull Iii Tela. 10 Miles. Lolls nml .llum-l
n- Ma-.Ite in lhe (lline-l' Hall
A Texas i orreapondenl wrlti itoone of tli
icientitic departments of the G ivernniei
of ii strangely inten iting prehisl iric wall
ilia ii- ered on the fronti n of the Lone Star
Mate.   This marvellous nun surpasses in
inl  dl tin  "'1 ���    wonderful remains
hitherto found ol the people who once inhabited the whole Mexican platea md
iti lined i high state of civilization, li
passes thr lugl Milam . and has a total
li ngth ol about twenty miles, Ii is built
of solid masonry, ten to fifteen (eel high,
and an many feel thick. Its height and
thickness an thus almost as groat as the
famous Chineso wall on the north of China.
The direction is northeast and southwest,
It is for the most pint under groun 1, and
this is oneof the etirioua things that puz-
le those wiae men who are supposed to
know all about prehistoric remains. It ia
undoubtedly very old. One might suppose
it to be tin- sure foundation or u gigantic
fortress which rose above ii e ground many
fee'. The towers uud other means of defence with which it might have been provided have bad time to crumble away in the
years thai have passed. The long fortress
may have been pulled down by the conquering invader.-. A-tiie people died out
from the land the debris of the old wall
would in either case cover its foundation.
The Aztecs probably built this wall. They
have left some incriptions ou it, but since
their language i3 entirely lost no scholar
can ever hope to decipher them. One covers
the'baiTto"the!a 8Pace ot" e'S*** ^ stluare' The characters
t,'���,'���,. ,,'���.��� ������ r,,��� i arc kindred to Indian inscriptions, but not
toot or two on one ,     .,.  ,.,..,.    e       ' ,
son ewle.i   biffhur >m C'oaely allied that their mystery can be
sou.ennui   mgi.ei | - ,   ,,,, ,  -.     ,*.
penetrated, lnere was undoubtedly a populous village or city in the vicinity, for on
a hHi hill near Miln.no the remains of a
mighty temple of worship are found. This
was supported by more than 10o lofty pillars. Some of them arc at ill standing. They
were made of clay winch was well burned.
wastes her tin., in desperate �� gave them the appearance of stone In
basnet adjourns M, peffarm- tlua telf'*; T" Placed mnJ 'f-?'8' h'ok,
short-range rille ball. j"1' *9 *** wbl.��1.1 **ro Preserved.   One shaped
ol,l.fash,oue,l Arkansas llko'in owl u P*?36fe<i, e,,t,re-   H,'l!;a"
sacrifices were mude to those,  as  well as
,���i.i,-������ | sacrifices of birds,   beasts,  and  reptiles,
milling Un   n      j i r ,
,.,.[   ,-  rakulls and bones have been   preserved in
        root nt,     , ,  |       ii,.
, ,       ,       -, -  j. , ,,,. ��� -. i...   the cay.    .-aome nt these be onged to very
heavy hoai ils, ai.d'.'1111:11:: m .'.'trap,    "������������   , -to a i.e  1       i ���*.
' .        .,        ,    vi.   ,, ,, ,.      i,...   arge animas,   some are petriheu, and it
nptn al the other end,    lo tbat rear door      *>     ,    ,        , r    �� .
'.,,,, n     i ,      ,.���!i   ,���   ,,   is thought that   these  ear y  A/tees  may
wil.  turkey- are allured by a trail of scat-   , *, ,   . ,-'    . /
, , '    a.  ������,i   hir.v unil'-isti-'Oil the art of assistin-- petri-
tered corn, and, on entering the covered  , .   . i  .i    i   '     r
faction and thus   preserved  tlie bones of
Project in lie Feasible.
A curious project of a far northern railroad route, backed by big capital and hitherto conducted so quietly as to attract no
attention, has just been completed, says the
*-,in Francisco Examiner i
It ia a survey no less important than that
which Senator Stanford long since pronounced feasible, and which leaches through
Alaska and far beyond inlo Russia, taking
substantially the routo which (Ieorge Ken-
n in und his associate took years ago in surveying the Western Union telegraph route
before the Atlantic cable was laid.
Right engineers, under the direction of
Chief Engineer Robert Faulkner, have just
completed the survey from Vancouver, B.C.,
to Cape Prince of Wales, tlie futherinost
point of Alaska, on Heht'ing straits, a distance of 2,310 miles, Six of these have returned from their work and while one of
them are now at Vancouver, B.C., the other,
John Hutchinson, the only American in the
parly, is visiting his brother at Lake
Chelan.
In November. 18U0, u dinner was given in
New York to Henry Clews, the great bank-
e t er and broker,   It was attended by a mini-
. j lur of British uapilalista and Inadvertently
' the subject of an all rail route tn Russia was
disoussod,   It was arguod in different ways,
hul the upshot of ll was that a few daya
thereafter that a fund ol 820,000 was raised
among the guests of the night for a topo-
���jrapical survey,
The fund was placed in the bands oi W.
II. Fleming, an all idle of Mr, Clews' banking house, with instructions to draw and
'.;-������ any aiiioun1 up lo $10,1)00 at once.
He engaged tho engineers, and they set
out.   They began work from Vancouver,
examination of these ghastly relics to give
convincing proofs of the physical and intellectual superiority of this extinct race over
the Indian tribes of the neighboring lands.
Many of the skulls were apparently broken
by a war club���the favorite weapon of the
Aleutian destroyers���but the most diligent search throughout thia ancient battleground could not produce asingle one showing tlie perforation of a bullet.
While wandering through this amazing
territory the sinking sun was suddenly submerged in a bank of inrusiiing fog, and
night closed down with sinister precipitancy. Now and again the wind hurtled
over the shiveiing dunes, rattling together
iinmated clavicles, rolling skulls like foot
balls and compelling the gaping ri I is of skeletons to a graveyard embrace that was
loathsome in the extreme. No sound greeted the ear but the doleful complaining of the
distant sea and the brittle snapping ol bones
under loot. For hours the entire universe
seemed obliterated outside a few feet ot
gleaming skeletons and sand. No one bad
tlio remotest idea of the points of the compass and we scrambled about blindly, our
blood chilled more by nervous horror and
weariness than the penetrating fog, Finally
we half slid, half fell down tin,' smooth
embankment of a basin-like hollow, and
mol a sight that waa appalling, The place
waa alive with spectral lights, revealing
willi frightful diatinctness lhe flcalilesagrin
of numerous skulls and ribby skeletons,
strewn about piece by pice.-, and all softly
iiHame
These lambent lights ���tonTout, | K (emll!,8 l0*hoVI t:"Il ","''
were rekindled, shifted, .'lanced, and flickered all in tlie same breath���a hideous pluy
upon lhe ghostly relic;-, whose very nakedness was a dumb protest to the unholy illumination.
Suddenly the full moon parted the curtains of the fog. its familiar beams dispelling the phosphorescent display, and
plaee regained much of ils daytime appearance of unmitigated lonelineaa, By the
friendly beacon overhead we weie able to
discern a way out of this witch's valley
reach camp an hour betore midnight.
am:
ill!
look all
B.C., June 3, 1S0I, and on September'J4
last they finished tlie long distance to Cape
Prince of Wales. Then they took soundings of the streets between Diamedo and
..tber islands, to see if the straits could be
bridged in sections.
This done, Chief Engineer Faulkner and
one of llis assistants,*.John Higgings, concluded to make a permanent camp at Cape,
Prince of Wales ami remain there this win-1
ter. Faulkner's report, mean time, on the
route has gone on to Henry Clews and the
associate capitalists,
Mr, Hutchinson, the American engineer
who has arrived, says the road is in all respects feasible, and .-ays if the report meets
the approval of Mr, Clewes and the
others work will commence on it from
cither Vancouver or Juneau in August
next. Ile thinks il ought to begin at Vancouver, because supplies can be got more
readily there.
'��� I am violating no confidence," said Mr.
Hutchinson, " in slating that having been
with Mr. Faulkner so long and knowing
him intimately his report will be favorable., ,    -,-.,. ,.        ,   .
He has estimated that it will cost about <��"��>��', wltl! " according to business pro,
823,000 per mile on the average to build ��lPl*'��' order to get a fair per cento profit. As for the pass in tbesupposed impene- i1', J he lumr mast remember ,"���*' >' ls
trable Alaskan ran* it is no worse than al8e eoTmy to1uae Poor an'ma>, wl'T
the stampede pass on tbe Northern i'acific jfeed l'��sts ��">��� """��� tlle vullie ot tile ,mlk
or tbe pass in the Sierras of the Central | l'ie5' Blve'
"aeitie. I    Taking good care
Notes of the Dairy.
The stable may be apparently clean and
yet harbor objectionsble odor-. A thorough
whitewashing will do much to remove these
Apply the liuie overhead as well as on the
sides, aud use it liberally.
localise you are feeding the milch cows a
liberal ration of concentrated food, do not
think it is a reason for omitting plenty of
hay and fodder. All the hay they will cat
clean in tlie morning, clean straw to pick
over at noon and a good corn fodder at night
is about what they should have.
Dairying has reached that  period when
Her Dimensions, Equipment ami Pi��i>��i>i ���
Pale.
The " Naronic" was hardly a year alloat,
and was built of steel in the strongest
manner, and upon lines and scantlings
which did not call for tbe certain fineness
and lightness demanded by racers, She
had transverse and longitudinal bulkheads,
which would localize tbe eliect of collisions,
was fitted with triple-expansion engines
and twin screws, was ol a displacement���
050-1 tons���sutKcient to cope with any sea oi
gale, and was equipped with everyapplianco
found in the most modern freight steamer.
And yet she leaves port, encounters one
heavy storm���and that is all known of her.
Forty days after she had left Liverpool-
she sailed on the llth of February, and
should have arrived on llie 23rd���Captain
Wilson, of the British steamer" Coventry,"
arrived at Bremen, and reported be had
sighted two of Iter life-boats, llis log
showed that at two o'clock on tbe morning
of March Ith, when in latitude 42*- north
and longitude-Iflc west, the "Coventry'
passed a life-boat limiting keel upward,
painted white, and cscutuheoiied "Nai
onic.'' Twelve houn later another lifeboat from the "Naionic" was sighted. This
one appeared to  lmvo met heavy  weather,
washafffilled to ihegunwaicBwitli tvaterand
ruling i ii,ui Improvised sea-anchor, m.de of
the iiars ami Bpars lashed and wooldod together, and attached to lhc boat by the long
drift of a payed-out painter, Hen wore
two fads, susceptible of various solutions,
^^^^^^ Naronic"
bad been in such stress that her crew had
taken to the boats. The first, atandin**
alone, was worth liltle, for it must he a
sharp seaman's oyos which, at two iu tho
morning, in mid-Atlantic, just in tlie neck
of the llcvil's Hole, could read tlle name
stencilled on u derelict ship's boat. Indeed
tl I Captain Wilson realized this, for he stated
that while he had no doubt the mine was
" Naronic," still tbe boat was capsized, and
tiie reversed lettora could be seen only when
the ends of the craft were thrown clear of
ihe .-ci. Of the second boat there is no
question, and the sea-anchor, that trusty
device whicli bus been a godsend to sailors
the world over, proved that the boat bad
uot been washed overboard, but had been
launched, manned and managed by some
of llie crew of the "Naronic,'' Keith r boat
seemed to have been long adrift, mid as
they were only a little way out ef the traok
of shipping, it is all Lombard Street to a
Seville orange that tbe ship's company of
the second boat has been picked up. The
point where the " Coventry" sighted them
was aboul 18/0 miles from Livetpool and
1280 from New York, andabotit 140 miles to
the southward of thc position which the
" Naronic" should havo reached on the ninth
*' turkey-pen
confining wil
water.    It is
ditch, begin to poke'about, under tbe infatuation of finding a light-ward, l. e. upward
gate of exit, and without ever thinking it
worth while to try the plan of retracing
their steps by crawling under the low placed log at the rear end.
Wild dick.-, wilh^^^^^
shyness, are often victimizi d 1 \ i heir belief
in the harinlessness of slow drifting objects.
The drift wood heaps of the rainy season
encourage that idea, and a hunter, crouching flat at the bottom of i.i- dug-out, can
easily drift within shotgun range.   On the
same plan the hawk bill tortoise of the
South American rivers manages to approach
a (lock of wary waterfowl.  Floating slowly
downstream, with only the roof of hia ba k
snd the tip ni his nose above water, he contrives withal to paddle shoreward in i steal
thy way���turning sluggishly .
ulate the movements of a chunk   I ��    i
caught in an eddy, till he sees i     in
grab oue of the cacklers by the leg and!
hci screa::.a by dragging her un lei water
SETTISO PARTRIOGES
"We were only required to lake the
topography as far as Juneau, which we did,
and found the route a comparatively easy
one.   From this point we proceeded on an
every step connected with it must be con-1 A*s out.   Six lite-boats were carried, ample
-      - for all hands, aa, despite the earlier rumors,
the crew of tho " Naronic" did not muster
more than fifty-live, and the passengers���
cal tie caretakers returning for stock-
numbered fifteen, or seventy all told,
Of the ship nothing can be said, though
the chances ol ber still being alloat are very
slight, for so many poasibilitiesexist against
this. As to tlie cause of the disaster, who
muy tell? By the Knglish Merchants' Shipping Act of IS.'ii it was assumed in the pre
finiinary courts of enquiry that a vessel
might bo lost by anyone of the thirteen
causes, the list  beginning  With the act of
six an
Partridges,
t! eii sacrifices, Tlie idols are all curiously
marked. Around each pillar small stones
are riled up in circles or squares,and inside
��� le, underneath the pillar, there is
a centra; of foundation atone,   fashioned to
all their proverbial    !l   '   ;:' '!'   -"'"l'   Near the wall there
���    ������     ���      ���   ��� -'are  dso furnaces  in  which  the  natives
���  ���     I iron.
The locality and direction of the wall are
not easily accounted for. Perhaps it marks
thi boundary of certain tribal territory
w       ��� is exp >sed I i the attacks of the
        An en ii mo is amount ot labor and
material musl have *en required for its
tiatru tion :: I tilt ibove the ground on
the aame gigantic plan aa the foundation.
Althoughlhere were toward a million people
then living in that vicinity, the work must
have i tended ei i insiderable period of Lp [arge jceberga
time.   Unless this was some strategic point' ���     ��� - -
ia l    Inderal ind how but a few*
lands     ...   - interested iu it3 con-
���   . ���
i       . lays  that the  Aztecs
were e  in powerful tribes th il
well-aettled neighh -' ie seven caverns in a region
^^^^^^^^^^^ the cows, means I
warm stable. Temperature therein should
not be lower than fifty degrees Fahrenheit:
good feeding, grooming and cleaning every
     morning, and pure water at least twice I
air line as nearly aa possible and paralleling i day.   Water should have the chill takeu nil'
the coast west of Mounts Alaska and Fair- j in winter time.   This adds  greatly to the
weather.    The whole is practicable for an! How of milk. . -       .      , .
all-rail route.   Comparatively easy grades j    A dairy properly managed will increase I ('0(.'' m<!ma$ lllr"u��l1 culpable inetlicienciea
can be obtained,   Of this we all became , tho value of a farm, for instead of hauling
entirely satisfied. The worst pass we came j all the hay and other feed to the city market, you have a ready inaiket at home, and
tbe apparent waste can be used upon the
laud as a fertilizer, and keep it rich and productive and add to its value, instead of
taking from it.
Tlie really choice butter to be found in
any market at any time ie not equal to thc
entire product on sale.   The price for the
to is what we have called Vincent pass in
the Alaskans, but not higher than Stampede
pass.
" On Sept. 25 last, the next day after we
completed the survey to Cape Prince of
Wales, we commenced to take soundings of
Bebring Strait. Faulkner estimated that
the strait proper was at this point twenty-
hood, are reluctant to take wing as Ion; i-            '���                                heron.   They
they can contrive to run ilong inde idawa    from i eir fellows after a
and on the knowledge rf that fac! I -���     ofusioi     l ngces and settled io the
IVorld poachers arrange their plan foi y an  knov          .    inhabited,
arrangement of an  i partly fabulous,
After selecting a con'      mt   ledge,
poke  out a gap near the extremity of an
inbent angle an 1 fasten  a ne;  ai    -
other end il  he   ipei
plausible pretes       a        >       :or wild
cresses ormedi ina t ���������.
,i i   ....    rith a bul
ilds  ��� .  .'������        ite '.
par t :."���     I    ai the
birds  tnwo tra
inght thei      ��� ��� i        inner of n ivmg I ed form
i.e. i keep their game a-going,
srithou t
ilirin. ind have
theoutsa    ���   i idee
i comparative!;     i
ia instinctive       *hl        i      il
place and still with a
a purs i i
the i way ilongl ie ovei hanging
of the hedg      II they i
Al ' ie rir,' ... apse of the
ho ��� the lead      lounda ;na
i     i few : inutea tfter Lite i ivey
Ho] ping abo il in the mesl I
hi! len net     Captured  part
��� ������ ��� im, ind, il nighl    ��� neai, the poa
ma', c mtenl himseli with hidii
in the thick tangle of the quii kael hednc;
<iti  rwise be approaches the gip with his
herl bask"', and man igea tn hu k
in. aftei  wringing  the ne ika  ol
DI <:.'.-
.    ;. ���.;-!���.  i \ in     .
R , lenl s '::"ii manifest i     illar exce   ol
���-I li!. n .��� in the  nfety  of i   rcadv made
loophole   I'n lit tr ipa phi ed i    nd a h
in i stone wall frequently servi     n i   pi i
poae witl I iny other halt, i id in chasing
a mi uso abo d a room much trouble an I fo
un'." panioscreams can bonbvi ited l>\ l wisl
ii . an old newspaper iu ibe form of n bag
ai : depositing on I io floor won a lip of tho
pip-'i pinned against thn wall. In extremea
o! langei the idea ol a burrowseems tn h" a
p   : ineni in Ihe rodent soul as thai ol a
e Aztecs settled
II
eace lerable
���-1
'I hen a
whole
u
���
Iztecs
This was consum-
pei  i     :
.'.   '-     ���  i. ., i   Dent
:    .
performed        i df a f stoul
it whili
���
��� .  -���
pii     ��� ���   . .   '   .' ...
ii
��� ,
i    ,        i ie pape
ami on In
id upoi iroiiB
goblets will    i ise    ������'  tray  to g
ipa    i at a I        of the     ���
Ask the Bull.
...
lohnny B
.   break  the  ������������������
. " ho lid nol .��� I ' i
. ,   ��� .
tigered the ycai'lin p|     ,
ei e k   in   the    itniosphere   towai 11  the
.lohn only hii lhe ground in the
1" ��� i   In their m 'in	
ed ii ������ ed I i John
" Whe    i o you
" Blanked if I knew,   ho replio I   ���<
i    I thimigl ���...��� i  , "a - the I nil."
1 one-half miles wide. 'But there are j best is always high enough to ensure a profit to the maker, and tbe price of the lowest
is always low enough to ensure a loss. An
investigation of these facts shows clearly
that there is no trouble with the business of
dairying in itself, but rather with the methods of the majority of dairymen; but happily, most of those who bave been following
wrong practices are reforming, and the
reiga of poor butter is about at an end.
In choosing a milch cow, choose a medium
sized aiiimal,as experience has shown that a
medium-sized cow will give more milk in
proportion to the food she requires. Choose
a cow with udder well forward, well carried
-whicli is not Hopping about ; teats well
apart and not too short, at least, long
enough for a good sized band to operate on.
A good milch cow should have broad hindquarters and thin forequarters, thin and
deep neck, pointed withers, head pointed
between the horns, Hat and line boned legs
and line hair.
eight islands between the two shores. In
all but two places spanning the strait we
found that cantilever bridges could be
easily constructed and operated. In the
other two pontoons would bave to be used,
because the distanoe in either is five times
as great as the longest span iu the Brooklyn
bi idge.
"No danger to the positions from icebergs
need be fjarcd because for forty miles up
arc Btranded or run
aground. All that need be done would be
to build a stone break water in one place to
protect tbe pontoon piers from the smaller
icebergs. There is no quicksand anywhere
and the bottom of the straits ia solid and
sound for pier foundations.
Mr. Hutchinson also tells that Henry
Clews S Co. and Drexel, Morgan & Co. are
interested with Isaac C. Selbert, a Jewish
banker of St. Petersburg and Prague, in extending the road lA'o miles further from
East 'ape, on the .Siberian shore of Bebring
sea, to "Jandeluska, on the Orenburg branch
of the great Siberian road from St. Petersburg, thus forming a mighty ill-rail route
Vancouver to Sandeluska alone of
1,621 miles, and enabling Americans to travel ou rail all the wayto the Itusaian capital
mi oonecting there with all thereat of
1 ; Europe,   Two great valleys are
tl is traversed Iiy tiie Ametiean railway
i ; 1 gri ll wheat lands ate tapped.
pe ia);, to gel   a colossal
ila, and foi this reason thc
:. ite i nol innounced.
A (Jrewsome Sight
Some Ancient Prescriptions-
llalcn, that wonderful physician of early
ages, born about l.'ll A. I)., and noted for
untiring research, great versatility of talent
and accomplishments beyond most men of
his times, gave ear to the popular fancies
of his day by recommending for certain
dillieulties a ring set with .luspcr, to hc engraved with the figure of a man wearing
about his neck a bunch of herbs, says
Harper's liazar.
Maroellus, a physician of repute in thc
timo of Marcus Aurelius, directs that a
patient alllicled with a pain in the side
should wear a ring of pure gold, on which
should be inscribed certain tireek letters.
If tbe pain is upon tbe right side thc circlet
Id be worn on lhe left hand, and this
md ending by the act of the Queen's cnem
ies. At present lhc causes ate relegated l:>
four classes: First, accidents, etc.; second,
errors, ignorance, neglect, etc. ; third,
defective material, and fourth, perils of the
sea. From an examinatiouof 15,828 English
and 1,367 American casualties it was found
that for the total number of wrecks, excluding collisions, 45 per cent, were due to preventable causes. These facts show how idle
it is to speculate upon the subject, for statistics further claim that as many us 45ht)
wrecks occur in a year, and that the average loss of life by shipwreck is over 1700.
What is morc, the number of ships which,
like the "Naronic,1' leave port and are
never again reported is startling; for how
many sailors know thai of 10,0(10 vessels
lest in a given number of years nearly *i,r>0
were never heat d of from the day their
pilot was discharged or somo sister wanderer on the sea saw tbem dip below the verge?
���[J. I). Jerrold Kelley, in Harper's
Weekly.
ataaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
prescription aboul
upon a Thursday
moon,
il   _���   wsome ol ill   tli i sights on
���   inge Ial md San Ne "In is lo bc seen
I pla aau   outlt ol the < liinese
��� irol ;��� a.    Here many aires of
ittei   I With bundled!, hi
in���!   proscnl thc most
rai oni nl Lhe "ground  plan"
inity I   i   im igin ition i tu picture.
i        ilogist ol the pu tj �� h almost be
in)   and  "i/i d   a huge
��� ��� i   i id  measured  il   again il tho
��� s artisl
istas 11 a ./iii, in- ried o> ultlngly
i   of Bvi  im lun longer and you mu il
11 a good li   feol in yen atookinga'.   Who
. -    ise isl indi: i wero n ii gl ml i!'
-. i   ilso I .nn l I . I." a marked di
fernnce in the i nnformation ol the iknlls as
enmp if'd with those nx] iod on the other
channel isl ind i mil tho in unbind, Plich
foronci in'ii irod luvur 'i inches morn
aiel the facial anglesdcimted n much higher
gi ob- of intolligi ine Tho geolo [IbI made
a pivot, of Ilia I"'' hand whereon to airily
po tab inj [rin ut I ��� ilniisiistioally de-
��� I irod
"This superbskull has .ill lho atli ibutes
of He i iin'i ,i ii. : ten. A few geometri al
squares properly outlined and labeled, mil I Is mure steam that is nee
ilwuys be
id out
at  the  decrease ot tin
A Long Walk.
A well known comedian one day, whilst
fulfilling an engagement in Dublin, was
walking with his wife, a remarkably stout
lady, when an Irishwoman with a basket
brushed rudely against her.
" Voil had better   walk  over  mc," said
tho comedian's wife, irritably,
Thelrlah woman turnod round, coolly view,
ed her from head to foul and then replied,
" Faith, ma'am, ii would be easier to walk
mi i ynu ihan round you, anyhow"���a remark   whicli  niad"   tin: comedian   almost
:, ike wiih laughter   -' I. mdon Graphic,
To Guide the Manner.
The lighthouses of the world are, in round
numbers, 5,000, with about 250 lightships.
Of those lights Europe has 8,300, North
America 1,,'!',"!), Asia 17(1, Oceania ,'i HI, Africa
���-'ID, South America, Kill, and West Indies
106. The coasts of the United States are
illuminated by 80- lights, distributed as
follows: Atlantic coast 407, fiulf coast
70, Pacific coast 38, and the north-western
lakes 118,
Of these lights thirty-two are displayed
from lightships, nearly all of which
are on the Atlantic coast. The most famous
lighthouse of whicli history gives any record was the lighthouse of Pharos, on the
eastern end of the island of that name in the
bay of Alexandria. Il was begun by Ptolemy Soter, and was finished by hissucccssoi',
l'hiladepliiis. Il i.s said to have been 400
feet high, and to have cost H00 talents,
equivalent ti ��250,000,
The oldest, lighthouse in lhc world is at
Corunna, Spain. It was built in the reign
of the Emperor Trajan, and in 1034 was reconstructed, England and France have
loweis erected by their Roman conquerors
which were used us lighthouses, Contrasting them with the light towers that have
been built for the benefit of commerce, wc
sec lhat the art of building has lost nothing
with the lapse of time. The great improvement of the latter towers over their predecessors is that the stones of each course are
now dovetailed together laterally and vertically. Formerly metal and wooden pins
were used, or dependence placed entirely in
cement. The modern was first used at the
Hanois Hock light, at Guernsey, On the
upper face and at each end of one block are
dovetailed projections, anil on the under
face, and at the other end, are dovetailed
Indentations, The upper and under dovetails fall Into each other, and when the hydraulic cement is placed on the surface it so
'    ks the dovetailing that the stones can-
lusband
say-
Lentb t   not be separated without breaking, so when
. percrust-" What non- ^e cement is set and hardened the wl���.'��
loes he think a woman can.get up l l!
" My
Mis. I
Visitor
too long
"US" I  J
her Faster -owns and ha", in a minute ?"
flhristlan workers sometimes mako the
mi ii in' ol adding mor" machinery when it
is literally one solid  mass of
granite.
A lady lescribing an ill-natured man says,
" he never smiles but he feels ashamed of
I it." n   iigiiiai rxauio   viioiuai    LApoi iciiuc.
A THRILLING STORY OF CHINESE TREACHERY.
CHAPTER XVII.
I been subsequent to his murder of the priest
I and in expiation of that sin.   Jfoi had he
Some ten days after the infliction ol the ' taken account of the date of the note which
priests' foul design of mental torture, Norris i he had criisbed.so that bis conjectures were
lay half reclining, one morning; upon the  wild indeed.
ground, watching sadly, aa was los custom, I " Once more," Shan-min-yuen continued,
for the passing of an occasional swallow "I give you chance. Write true note fifty
aoross Use court opening from the temple in Englishman's hundred pound?, you go
which, be was chained, and dwelling with  free."
vain conjecture and with a feeling of bitter- ] So the sum was increased from one thou-
ness upon the fate of the messages which he sand pounds to five thousand pounds.
had given ir. tne ait io uselessly months Norris had scarcely so large a cash amount
and months ago. i in the hands of his bankers.   To obtain it
The ' irds had returned with the return I !"��� would require to instruct '.tie disi osal of
of spring, and had begun to build their nests,'some securities, How could he do this
and now and then one would flit across the] from the Temple of Confucius, where every
court, swooping low, it might be, and rising line from his pen would be scrutinized most
again to reach its nest in the temple-eave,   ��� closely,  and destroyed  if to the Chinese
Aud as each passed, Norris looked keen
ly nt It, trying vainly to see if lho birdi
which arried Ida measagea had returned to
the len pie, and, strangely
Imping thai tbey had dene so ; for, ill llis
Ion lin isagreat love filledhim for the birds,
foi they ivi " i lined thel lie of hi- misery
seemed I i have something in common with
him.
mind there was the slightest trace of aught
ot a suspicious nature !
What, then, was he to do? The
almn.v, half former demand he might have met.
This he could not���i that is to Bay,
without the ability to writt instructions in
tin-full. Bitterness filledhim. If, indeed,
tin Chinaman spoke truth, nd had known
thai bis previous note was false,  then it
Hc knew them to be the only pure and was now likely, granting thai he signed
beautiful things possessing I: e 91 srel of his with his own name, and gave the in reased
imprisonment -asecret, he thought, belong- sum demanded, that his previous deceit
ing 01 Ij to the priesthood and to an enemy would still be held as reason to keep him a
beyond, and to lho swallows: lor he did 1101 1 aptive, at the very least for months, uutil
know of one, thousande ol miles distant tho money waa truly paid. Aud when it
from him, had yet started for I'ekin, or I was paid, what then? So long a time would ���
that his message by the swallow's wing was'have elapsed that the Ohiuaman would
already in another hand, j have forgotten bis promise; and, indeed,
It was now that the visitor came.   He Norris guessed something of the avaricious
was a t ill man, somewhat slight of build , nature of the race, and fult a hopeless fore-;
for the Northern Chinese, a race which lias; boding and a fear that when tbe true order
gained fromtlieTartarmiiohofitsstrength; nad been paid,  and the news that  the
bis lac:- was a cruel one; his eyes keen.       J money  had been secured  came back  to
Norris guessed instinctively that this I'ekin, this would only incite his captors to
must be the man who, a.- his enemy, had ] cruelty and to an unending system of prom-
kept hin confined under the priests' onii-; iscs never to be fulfilled, by which they
trol. might drain to its source alike his fortune
He perceived that the Chinaman must be | and his hope,
one of high rank, since llis garb was of the     These thoughts came rapidly in sueces-
richest silk,  and embroidered with the Uion, presenting many views from which it
dragon, which he knew only those of high was, indeed, difficult for the Englishman to
degree had tiie right to wear. choose which was true.
Several of the priests accompanied the; Shan-min-yuen waited for his answer,
mandarin. j whilst Norris, with a dogged, sullen look
K
orris, by an effort, conquered that feel- i upon bis face, reviewed the situation.
ing of fear which the near approach of thel    "Well," sat.
Chinese priests caused him, and sought in-! understand?"
1 tbe Chinaman at last,
wardly to iollect strength
The mandarin approached and stood over
him, looking down upon him with a sneering and cruel glance.
"Vou pay !" he said slowly : for he spoke
his Knglish with difficulty, aud yet differently from the mode of speech followed by
his fellows, and of laconic and stilted
measure on that account,���
"Youpay this note!"���he held in his
band the false order which be had retained
till now, and 11 letter which had evidently
accompanied it. "Read !" he continued;
and as he sp ike, he bent slightly forward.
" I understand," came the slow answer.
"I will pay you this amount for my immediate freedom. '
An idea occurred to him as he apokc : a
wave of hope succeeded to his despair,
"Vou will take me from here, and then I
will pay a true note,"
Tlie mandarin regarded him with a
smile.
" Vou pay here," was his answer. " If
you pay true, you are free."
So it was as Norris had anticipated. His
order must go to England for payment before he should he set free.   Tne transaction
Norris half rose, and took the letter from ] must be completed before freedom could be
his hand. Tbe Chinaman watched him hoped for. The momentary hope was gone,
coldly as he read,  which he  did slowly, |    " I will pay a true note when I am free,"
plan
be answered ; " not now."
" Vou pay now 1" said the mandarin in a
commanding tone. "Vou receive no choice ;
you pay now."
1 refuse," was the firm reply.   " I pay
��....    ...11,    un      iiiu...i.v^a      i.j/i-i.      ...��    .h-w,
-'ity Irnpe- t facing his foe firmly as he stood before hii ;
1 the Chinaman, tall and richly dressed, look-
perhaps with the wisli to frame some
of denial and thus to gain time.
The document which he held in his hand
was a short note, dated long previous. It
was iu Knglish, but uot the best of Knglish,
and written evidently by a foreigner; from I a"er> "��t before."
which fact it was evident that the Chinese Shan-min-yuen lookel at him. Thoy
recipient was not a master of tongues, or J W(-'re a strange contrast, the two : Norris
the letter had not beer, in Knglish���thus it n'a" liis half-shaven head and his gray burs
ran: ' and with the  drawn look  upon  his face,
"To Shan-Min-Vuen, iu the C
rial, I'ekin:
"The  Knglish    check   1   am   sending I "*S callously, with a hatd light in his eyes,
you    returned;    for    it    is    no  good. : "I""1 'be prisoner whom he had determined
It    is     returned    from    the    English t0 subdue.
bank, and I am waiting to know how I must!    Shan-min-yuen spoke to the priests. Ono
say it has been given. The bank is no more ! ��f t'iese  departed,  and a  moment or two
knowing him : for there, is uo such name as! 'lter returned with paper and Chinese ink
you see noted there.   1 am paying all small  !U1,i Pen-
charge, an 1 my friends ask explanations: j    These he placed upon the floor within
so please inform how I shall act, for the reach of the captive, and then Shan-min-
amount is great.   From whom are you ob.' yuen again addressed him;
taining this note? Advise me that I may as-     "English fool I you  write trip   iote
sist to obtain recourse.   I am writing you  ver5' 900n!   ev''  things can  make you
more very 30011,  but  row send the note write."
only   in  baste,  that   you may lose   nol    Norris scarcely knew what was meant
time; and other things must stand some'    "When you write true," continued .''e
davs.
I mandarin, " I come again: you write soon,
| you write soon."   With a sneering glance
j be turned away, and Norris knew that be
had gone.
'Er*il things cm  make   you  vtriu."
, ,. ., ,     ,      ,    .      I What evil things': Was it further torture���
A European, then, was band and glove further application of the molten lead? His
with this Chinaman, and was aiding him brain reefed at the thought.
aud abetting him in  his system of extol*- {    ye! this mall had    ��r over hi     ,ind
tion. Oneof lus own tellows-for Norris might command him as he should ple.se.
" Yours truly,
" L. BonsMj.
As Norris read these  lines a sickening j
feelina overcame him.
uever looked upon the Chinese as his
fellows���was plotting against him. How,
then could he escape his doom '.' For a
second check would come back like the
first; only the European might ascertain,
without presenting it, that the false name
had no account at the hank.
The mere idea that it was a European
who was the moving spirlt.of his imprisonment and his misery crushed him, and then
anger welled up within bim in a futile rebellion against ids fate.
He ni3eto his feet, and crushing the note j ].'���'
in his hand, threw it from him, and stood '
facing the  tall  Chinaman,  whose   brow
darkened ominously at the act.
One of the priests picked up the crumpled
letter, whilst Norris, carried away by Iiis
feelings, and standing al full length of the
chain around his ankle, burst out vehemently In a torrent of words, half curse an 1 half
defiance, whilst the Chinaman addressed
stood at a little distance, listening with a
cold smile,
Tortures I he could not bear them n iw ;
his constitution was ruined by whal: had
been. He could not bear the repotiti in of
the hideous days gone by : what was he >o
do ?
Shan-min-yuen ! who was he, that the
priests obeyed bim: and how came it, that
it was he who now commanded N'orris to
pay the sum ': Had it been then by the
mandarin's orders that he had first been
captured ! Nay, surely not: for it I ad
been but by a chance that he had viaiti 1
e temple upon the day since when all his
; misery had accrued,
Rut who, then, was Shan-min-yuen! Hc
queitioned in vain.
Thili however, was clear, that whosoever
' he was, beheld the power, and that that
power he meant to use to enrich hims' If,
not by the death of his captive, but by his
tortured life, and by the papers thewret lied man would thus be forced to sign.
For  how could  Norris stand agaiuBt
he had halt forgotten how to  modulate j
its tones.
The mandarin merely waited till the passion had spent itself,
11  i  1   , Chinese torture   I.e vielding-time must
Itis voice soutiileit stra age y to us own -.       1  ..  '   1     *i   1 i -      u
  (���,. i,��� 1,, 1 .,���, ���    1    ",'     1        ,": crime : was it not better,  be asked himself
car    lo: he lu'l not spoken  or so long that' 1;..   1 .    ,     ,,. .  1  .-
i.,��Aif!��� u"��� a" LA. 1 7 I bitterly, that 11 should he now���now betore
j his life was further sapped : now before I is
i brain became again a hell ; now before tbe
! lead should drop again '.
ii       , ���        1       , To Norris there was nothing more hideous
I hen  lie spoke:   " ion are prisoner: a*... ,1   1    1    u  1   1   1 .-        j .
 .    ���,.��� .,',���.,.      ,r       ,      I"*"*'     than the lead.    He ooked  forward to SUl
words  arc nothing.     1 ou deceive: then ��� a        .1 ���       ���   1 . . ,     , ,   , ,
��� 11 ,!.,������ ��� ���������.      rt a... 1 fermg this again because his head bad been
evil things come.   If you pay t, ue note you '��� ,lalf ^mX%A |lc MW th(, ���,������ ,���������,���.,
go free.   Shan-min-yuen knows the true, dr&ffl    near llmi ���ow th&, 3han.min.yi,en
noi.e, 1    i ,
11,   1   ..mi   ,i ... ,   ,  had come and gone.
Noms, still in the agony ot us perti'.rbeil     mn.j ���.;.i ���    , .,      ,.   1
���,���,     ,���    :   1     ,    1   bi   r   1    t Iii ruled tilth agoni/ed  thought, he gate
slate n  111 nl, wondered 1 1111 y il this was .,.���.��� ,   11       ���   ���      ,      ,
i���������    ij-  1.1    pi. 1 1 1"vent to his de-pair in sobs 0f agonv, weep-
true.    Had the Chinaman "iics.ei   us ruse. ��� ,���.. 1. s 1
.,��� I b���,��������� i, .   ,1   1'   , ,?    .1.1    ,'; "IS us a woman might weep, tears which,
11111 Known Irom llm Iirst that the note jvas ' ������
false! And had lie by this act brought upon
had '
coming like drops of blood from his heart,
yet eased him.
He was alone, and it was well. His
broken spirit prompted him to yield : ho
could not face what was to come. '
Already the tiireat ol Shan-min-yuen wai
free   man, and he bad hesitated to pa? Si'"!''   Tl,e ^Wing-time had al-
1 I . .1 1 1       , '  ' ���'���l"1 *   ' "Mil' .
1'mi. mini !    Ii 1n11.1i be remembered that,   n,; ,.,,., ,1 (    *i i
No,��� ild not know that much, nay.per- ,,.���  ,,   "    k n  ' ��� P*" ���ptoc!d, T
haps lhe whole, of his pasl  torture h id.    "','':,,',, ],   A"L b���ih L' b"
1 I nana, dipping it in the ink 1 and then ���
himself the terrible  tortures whi
ensued'.'
It was an awful thought, thai fur a thousand pounds he might perhaps have been
spared   this,   and   might   hate   been
���vw��.Mu ...uu ,1.1111 .- ci ii.il. iiuoa in .a  llano
writing diherent indeed from that of William N'orris, and yet written by him as true,
as from Ida own baud, an.! as signed with
his own name.
It was an order to his bankers to raise the
necessary funds and to pay the sum of rive
thousand pounds.
N'orris had been easily conquered in tlie
end.
Deeply engrossed in the work, seeing
nothing, and hearing nothing, tn intent was
he ind so tilled with the thought which had
- in-' i his yielding, he li id scarcely liniahed
the last letters of hia name, when a band
was laid from behind upon the paper upon
which he wrote.
Norris looked up, and saw th it one nf the
priests had returned, and had nnw bent ever
him to take tlie pipet which he had signed.
This action caused oil immediate revulsion of feeling. The Chinaman hold
the paper, and bad half drawn il away:
Norris placed his hand upon it firmly
for be instantly felt that Iii- act bad
been premature. His weakness in yielding
was patent to him. The paper must not
leave bis hand ; it must be destroyed,
But the Chinaman, perhaps irritated at
the detention of the paper, ot ii mat he,
perceiving intuitively the impulse whicli
actuated tho Kngliihman, instantly released
his hold; and before Norris, whose hand
had been laid flat upon tlie paper us it lay
upon the ground, could aee ire the sheet, ti:
ind led makean attempt to do thia, so rapid'
1. did the Chinaman decide. ,1 severe blow
upon the head knocked him over upon his
side : for the Chinaman, using both hands,
had immediately struck hin. heavily, in
order to secure the sheet.
But llie blow fortunately had not struck
Xorris on the temple, and although by its
severity be was separated from the written
paper, lie recovered himself as the Chinaman lifted his sheet. With a terrible and
despairing effort, he half rose and threw
himself after the man,' rgetful of the chain
around his ankle.
There was 3 wrench upon his ankle, causing acute agony ; bul Norria w 13 as a wild
thing, and did not feel the dull forco of the
pain, for, as tbe Chinaman was iust moving
beyond bis reach, Norriacaught him by the
foot and held on���as the nl ain at his" own I
ankle held on���with iron force. 1
Bnt a few seconds had been occupied by ���
thc whole occurrence; he Chinaman had
knocked him to the ground, had seized the
paper, and at the last moment bud himself
been seized. The priest felt that he was
slowly yet none the less surely, being drawn
back with tlie energy which despair gave to
Norris into tlie Englishman's clutch,
Norris and he were alone ; and he, although Norris did not know it, was one of
those few priests whose vows bind them to
everlasting silence.
This W113 die reason that he made no cry.
He had been silent for fourteen years.aud
now, facing peril, uo sound issued from iiis
priestly lips.
He dr ipped the paper upon the ground,
and turned, bending his body double, as he
now lay on the ground, in order to bite
Norris's hand . but the more action brought
him fu. ,er within the Eur ashman's reach,
and before he could succeed, in his design
another hand was fastened upon him, and
ihen a terrible struggle commenced.
Norris; at the eud of his chain, with the
i. 111 ring tearing at his foot, fought like one
possessed, whilst the priest, although a
much older mm. had still the remnants of a
former strengtii. and they rolled over together in a struggle of life and death, within the confines of t'.ie chain.
It may be that the wrenching pain upon
his ankle gave Norria more than mortal
strength, for he slowly forced the other
back ; and although the Chinaman strove
with his teeth to grip Norris by the neck,he
was kept back and gradually forced away
from his enemy, who still held him till at
last his hand was upon the priest's throat.
The priest still struggled, and fought
wildly :but the band-oFenoh was a thing
from whicli there waa no escaping, whilst
to tne Chinaman the teeth ..ad mure power
thai the hands.
So his head was held back tor a
few seconds til! his face became dark, and
his grasp lessened ; and Norris knew he had
nothing now to fear, and ho himself sank
exhausicd and wounded hy the side of his
foe.
It was indeed fortunate for Norris that
his t, i* upon the priestly throat relaxed at
the moment it had dono so, for he had come
within an ace of a second murder, aud a
second desecration of the temple wherein
he lay.
As it was, the Chinaman still lived,
though he had stood on the very ' .ireshold
of death.
Thus the two men lay - Norria pauting
alike with the exertion of the struggle and
the pain which he still endured,���and the
priest, unconscious as yet, by his side.
Aa he lay, it Hashed across Norria that he
had not aecured the paper after all, for it
lay before him at a little distance noon the
ground.
His faculties aeem;d lo grip together, as
though his every sense crushed into a narrow space a single aching desire.
The paper was beyond hii reach !
CHAPTER. XVIII,
The situation to Norris, in the overstrung
condition of his nerves, was horrible in llio
ex; reme. It was a little thing indeed that
tbe paper which lie bad written and
Blgned for his captors should have been
tak"i from him, and BhouW now be beyond
his roa h. Bul it must beremembored that
he bad been driven by wea ness to writt it,
having before him visions o( self-concoived
and hideous tortures, and that tbe revulsion
of feeling bad been heightened till tho little
thing grew into a great thing by tho terrible
nature of the lifo-iind-death Btl'tlggle with
the silent priest.
That his strength, called upon dike by
the emergency of the moment and by tho
wrenching pain upon his foot, should have
sustained him only that he should bo conquered by adversity in the end, was hii ter
indeed, and it is little wonder that his every
thought concentrated in the intensity of the
desire to reach by any means possible the
paper upon the ground before him, ere another should enter the temple, and take it
before bis eyes.
So excited was liis mind that aome minutes passed ere he bit upon a vory simple
expedient which might yet bring the paper
within his reach.
Lying at ihu full length of his chain, lie
was still about a yard short of the necessary
distance; but he recollected now thai the
insensible frame of lhe pries! whom be bfl
beted to be dead waa beside him, and that
couiu not. I horror beyond words'.'
Taking bold of his late enemy's arm. lie , And more tlunthia, there was, or at least
dragged the priest's body forward, and Norria fancied that there was, some hidden
thus lying upon his face he stretched out tmm for the courae now .,,���,.,���,
the insensible arm to the paper, which it n*i u u .i ��� a 1
wasjust sufficiently long enough to touch. L. y 8h,ould ''"! flavor b��W����t<*
Hi. face came within m inch of that E ,A��f"�� ^wu ,: ""���'"'"?
of the Chinaman, but so intern  was   he  JS, 1   ' �� n,'^'-    A
on Ills task that he did not notice that the  P-'S reSl,lt ? dD'1
other's   features almost touched his own.
He had pushed forward the man's body ao
that his outspread band fell upon the edge
of the paper, which, at this moment seemed
bul further removed, for the priestly palm
could not clutch it to draw il toward him.
Then ensued moments of intense anxiety,
lot the body of his foe was heavy and difficult to move, and the arm although reaching the pipe; scarcely moved it foi 301 e
time, every motion being so slow. At
length Norris knew that he was successful
for by repeaie I efforts he had succeeded in j    "'
cauaiug the priest's arm lo diaw the paper , '? "
what would be the effect upon hin,
who at- . As yet he was well : but the
mere discovery of the constant presence
ot the unknown something in ids food
caused him to conjecture vaguely as to the
expected result, anl from tins lie commenced to imagine wild tilings, and gradu
ally to be tilled witi. beliefs which preyed
npon him constantly ao that he scarcely
dared to cal iiis food, or to touch the hideously tasted water, thougl he iravcdalike
fi "1 and drink.
When he did eat, be faced, in a Idition to
, , .:...- ..atisea, 1 more terrible ai a:,.--- ol soul,
n inch or two nearer him, and in ,-. few I believing that every hour he approached
i nt: elite more lie felt that, if he were still' *",:'' fearful md : and wheth 11 tl la might
alone and undisturbed by tie ratlin of """'���''''���' '' : ' ���-������ bodily pain 01 by-some
others of his captors, he 'would hold it in | poisonous influen e upon Ida mind he could
his baud. nol tell.
Nearer and yet nearer il came, Norris,
wont oul with his '"i diet, finding it hard
indeed to move the arm and body of tlie
priest, a- v. i- in. lessary to bis design
The papei on the far sido was crumpled 1
bnt lhc pari nearest to him lay Hat upon
the ground, wherein  had  consisted  the
This was bul an utiei the s tittle inventions of the priest 1 for in ihe flavor constantly imparted lo the prisoner's food
there tt is nol ing thati light poisui or injure! there w ia that, indee:. it whi li the
palate might in time revolt, bul n ithing
I more,   Tl e rest waa left   t 1 the  English-
irimary difficulty. man's own mind to oonc ve: the torture
But now that it had heen once moved, lay within himself,
ill was well; ond Norris waa aboul to There is, however, in such igony
stretch forth his own hand thinking thai little visible res 'It I 1 th tt iti I ei ; and il
the paper might be now within bis utmost though the priests knew that Norris's mind
reach when the lips,-withiu a fen incl ea if I'"; fosti ted its own agony, they were tu a
his own, emitted a long-drawn sigh. sense disappointed with the  end gained
He felt the breath upon liis heek, and "'hw'b.to we outward eye, consisted chiefly
shuddered terribly, for he had believed the "'' ai"'ilicllc'' from food and drink : for tbe
man to be dead ; whereas, bv the working ��� "''i'"1"' '"'e "���'*" ca" ""! trul>' Preceive the
of lhe arm, he had himself "bul tended to : phantoms of another's tear.-,
the return to consciousness, for ids ef. j    ]"�� l'Am and the Chinese ink still lay
forts hail nan  something of the effect,  untouched beaidc the prisoner.   Since the
hough in a.small degree, of that of the strllg?le t0 regain the evidence of hia weak-
exercise used to recalfaman to life when \vm '*'le PaPer w'lio1' hl' 'ai1 written and
breath had beeu suspended bt partial! "'P*'1) ha shunned the aightofthe material
drowning which he had once weakly used: for his
_ He looked upon tlie priest's face, heconi-1 sP.ilil Aitr-e'} to bave gained new determining aware for the first time that it was close,'
to hia, and with horror he realized that his I
foe was not  dead,or rather it appeared to
him that the Chinaman had been dead, and
waa now restored to life.
ation from tbe struggle with his silent Ioe.
(TO TIE COXTIXtTEO.)
 �����
THIS ROOSTER COULD SWIM-
The discovery seemed to suspend the j
heating of liis heart.
It bad bee-: horrible to use the dead limbs
for the attainment of his object; it was
more horrible still to use the living arm to
complete his task.
For a second it came to him that be might
even now finish the work whicli he hart
looked upon as done, namely, the killing ot
the priest; but his English honor rebelled
at tlie thought, and he could not.
Little tiiiie was given to him for thought,
for at this juncture, he perceived through
the open door two other priests crossing the
courtyard and approaching him ; and atrug-
ling to still his fears be once more seized
1 Canadian Bird Thai Tunk 1 tit- Duck's
Way of (rii-alni: a  I'oml.
There are some seeming contradictions ia
the world of nature ; foi example, the cat
that shrinks from wetting even her velvety-
soles ii driven to distraction by the smell of
fish, for the very love of it. A.nd a great,
scrawny rooster, that, never should be so
much as seen taking a bath except in a nice,
dry. dusty place in the road or ash heap,
deliberately walking into a pond of wate -
and swimming across it is a queer sight indeed. Vet, according to Harper's Voung
People, that is what anybody may have seen
last summer at the mill pond ot. a little
tne priest's arm and stretched it forth till | stream called Baker brook, which flows into
the hand rested again upon the paper���a the river St. John just beyond the border of
second time he did this, and it was within Maine, in Canada. He was a lug fellow,
his grasp���but the Chinaman was already | dignified und important from the top of his
moving in his clasp, and the two others, | flaming comb to the tipaof the stiff feathers
that grew at right angles to his feet, like
wings of pantaloons. He had always taken
his bath 111 the dust heap, until he grew
old enough to lead his charge ot bens
far away from home, about tlle more dis-
who had newly come, stood  within the
temple.
He clutched the papet wildly in his hand
and tore it into shreds.
The prieits were upon him instantly. To
them it was evident that the Englishman ! lial nelAs, even beyond the brook, where
was murdering a member of their brother- all day long they nibbled blades of tender
hood whom he had held iu his arms as thev | gra3a aml clia3ed tlle grasshoppers. But
reached the Temple Hall. j once around the pond and across the brook
But neither they nor their fellows ever the most direct course back to the roost lay
knew the true meaning of the Englishman's i in *��� "ne across the mill pond, and how often
act, strangling at one moment, so they ! ho and Ins family were caught by the dark-
thought, a member ot their priesthood, tlie1 ness upon that side of the stream, and just
next' wildv tearing a paper into many | hnw the thing was managed at first no one
pieces, as they sprang forward and cast'. will eve know. But one evening the men
themselves upon him, 'for the priest was a ! who were working near the mill saw a dock
silent, man, and could not tell them in the I of hens and a rooster on the wrong side of
days to come of a struggle whoaeoriginaniP "'v'brook, looking wistfully toward the
cause he and Norris alone had known.       | other side and home,   line by one the hens,
taking a good start off tbe high bank, rlew
across, leaving the rooster alone. But only
for a moment, for instantly he walked to
the water's edge waded in without the least
hesitation, anil struck out for the other
shore. He sat up luah, well out of the
water, like a duck, and as it was only about
sixty feet wile there, he was across in a
jiffy. Then shaking his feathers clear of
the moisture, he ran away after the bens as
fast as his long legs could carry him. This
remarkable occurrence waa witnessed
several times; as often as the chickens,
tempted by the more remote, richer hunting grounds, wandered in that direction.
But although to appearance Norris had
failed in liis design and had escaped by a
hair'a-breath from the murder of a second
priest, he was yet from this time forth a
dangerous man, aud as such one to be
watched constantly, to the temple priests.
The result of Shan-min-yuen's visit
was not at once brought forcibly before the
prisoner after this event ; and though hour
succeeded hour in a monotony of fear
to him, the priests made no immediate
move succeeding the rescue, as they deemed it, of their half-throttled and silent
brother.
Further than a minute surveillance upon
his every act added to his own (ears, he
was not Immediately subjected to the tortures whicli he still anticipated must surely
come.
A Bridge Across the English Channel-
1    Most of our readers will remember the
: state of abject dismay into which a large
It may be that the threat was allowed to 1 part of the people of England were plunged
eat ita way into his heart before the ae- py the proposal to pierce the bed of the
complishment was undertaken, or'bar the \ Channel between that country and Fiance
priests and the man who ruled them, as it: with a tunnel.    For a time it seemed aa if
seemed, with incontrovertible power, were | the century had been turned upside down,
hut hatching some plot toward the destruction of him whose obstinacy waa till's to be
overcome.
and Englishmen wete living in dread of
"Buonaparte" -they took a silly pleasure
then in using   the  Italian  spelling���and
The suspense was terrlblein theextreme, expectod to see tlie invincible body-guard
though the only trace ot tho interview and  clung it of the black hole on the coast
of Shan-min-yuen's threat remained in the I and the imperial army follow, to lay waste-
presence of the guard now constantly Willi, tbe land, capture the men, and captivate
Norris, day and niglit. I the Womon.   The  fact  that a dynamite
Some few days passed away ore N'orris be-! cartridge which an Englishman culd carry
gun to notice" u peculiar tasto in his food ''" ll,a A:Um\ Pooket ,v*"lM ,,lock ,l ,unnel
furnished to him. I,">''""1" l,,u '"' ma��� was���not ,��,"���' ���*
moment a attention,   lhe gmlle of the in
violate sen was threatened,   Tbe thought
was Intolerable,   But now it ia gravely
lie Inid long since grown iccustomed to
lho eating of messes placed before bim, and
indeed had become callous through time of
what was furnished  for   his meals, so lhat
he did not Immediately recognize the presence of a peculiar flavor, until after several
days of its continuance he noticed thai this
flavor, which was not In itself absolutely
objectionable, crept  into everything which j
he put to bis lips, even into tho water that |
he drank.
For a little he looked upon tills as a delu-1
sion, for it was impossible,it seemed to him,
that Ills water should carry thosamein-iiiu-
ating llavor lo his lips as did tho food be
ato; but gradually lie eame to understand
that it waa no fanoy upon his part, but that
for aonu! reason thc priests had determined
thai everything given to him, whither to
cat or to drink, should be tainted with the
same flavor ; and when be know it, his soul
turned sicjt, for the constant prosonce of t
single taste ever on his palate must he perceived in time, anil fill bim wiih nausea;
and though there bo to some but small
pleasure In eating (to Xorris especially was
11 so ��t this time) yel the thought that
every drop of water or mouthful of food
,1111st for ever bear with It a feeling of dis-
proposed to bridge the Channel: and though
this ia a project as old aa the English railway system, it has been very elaborately
devoloped by French and English engineer-, aided by Sll John Fowler and Sir
Benjamin Baker, designer? of the Forth
Bridge, and it is evidently to be pressed in
good faith and with hope of success, It is
intended to be nearly IS miles in length,
resting on 72 piers, alternately 1310 and
lli.'li) feet, apart, and constructed on the
cantilever principle. But if Englishmen
wero alarmed at a tunnel, what will they
say to a bridge that   reipiires  aix   dozen
obstacles of a most formidable kind to the
navigation of the Channel'.' But then English panic is a must unceitain phenemenon,
(plitc as apt to be missing when it would lie
reasonable as to bc very utireatsonablewhen
there is no occasion for i'. -rHorpor's
Weekly.
Enthusiastic Expert -" Observe tic-rich
plumage }f that Leghorn, Miss Rhapsode J"
Rhapsode���" Oh, my I How beautiful;
Wh it 1'ivsly Easter eggs It must lav," r-irwacsar���J/Jlu W MBBW���WCTCffa^^M
A New Road Needed.
A meeting of citizens was held in
thu Bchoi.li'ooin last Friday evening
to discuss tbe question of expending
a portion of the appropriation for
Rovelstoke division on tbe making
of a road to the C P.B. freight shed
and tbe sawmill. Mr. A. II. Holdioh
waselectid to the chair and Mr, F.
W. Lning was appointed secretary.
Mr. J. M. Kr.Li.ii', MIU'., who
was asked to explain the facts in
connectiou with the appropriation,
staled that Revels!'.lie's share nf the
appropriation would be 812,600; not
$0,1101), as bad been rumored. The
Government did not intend to allow
West Kootenay to be without funds,
and ��75,000 bnd beeu set aside for
the needs of llie district during the
coming yiar. It wonld be injudicious to spend four, five or six thousand dollars on tbe liig Bend trail at
present. When that became necessary it would be pushed. Just now
the Lardeau demanded attention, It
was well known that trail connection
thero was insufficient. The petition
for a wagon road from tie Northeast
Ann to Tront. Lake had not reached
him in Victoria. In connection with
the making of tho road tn the freight
shed and the mill he said tbat if the
promoters would make arrangements
with the C.r.R. for guaranteeing the
right of way tbo Government would
be in a position to take stops in the
matter.
Mr. It. RoneoN spoke as to the
necessity of opening up a roadway to
the freight shed and sawmill, and
moved a resolution to tlmt effect,
which was seconded by Mr. A. F,
Williamson.
Messrs. W. M. Brown, P. Peterson and G, Tehhyhehri spoke very
strongly against the proposition, and
an amendment was moved by Mr.
Bkown, seconded by Mr. F. Wells,
" tbat no steps be taken until the
C.P.R. surveyed their land and the
people became permanent settlers."
After considerable aimless discuB-
sion on both sides the original motion was carried by a majority of 1.
. Mr. Kellie said steps should be
taken by those desiring the road to
get the assistance of the C.P.R. before the Government were asked to
do anything in the matter.
i Mr. T. Lewis moved, and Mr. A.
Bennison seconded, "tbat Messrs.
Law, Foley and Rubson be a committee to confer "with Mr. Murpole,
Of the C.P.R., on the subject." This
motion was carried.
yi-'L;:' y..\
EOTCBLiriHED 1677,
'M  UitVTT
JASJCiLUMCO.
MAIM HOUSE,
200 to 2'2 FIRST AVE. NORTH,
I silanLVki aiLiiiJ- Iiilii'ii
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pnopniETORr, of Tita
Minneapolis
DEJIERS ANO RXPORTBRS,
COUNTRY AND PACKED
BRANCHSS;
         CKIGftGO.ILL. ST.LOUIS.MO. fire-in Salted HIDES,
Sheepskin       mmmsii, mmim9h   Calfskins, Dry Hides,
HELENA, MONT.
FINE NORTHERN FURS.        	
Exporters of   Tannery.     ur, r��n Mft���T Pelts, Furs
AaL.': ..
������tV ������_
%'k'-*-,A~ '"���   ,-,:
_>**'      rA     %%$%
REFERENCES BY PERWI1?5I0N.
QpCi'niTV (?>. ��� ' OP MtHN.-MlNNIUPOllft.  MiNN.
Ft. DcAnuc. m ^at Bank, Cnioaqo* III.
M0NT��Nfl NAT.ONAtDANrt, HtLrMA, MoNT.
First National Bank, r arm Fails, Mont.
*'3" | First National Hank, SpokaneF'LSjWash*
��� .*��   Nat. BanhofCommepce.St. Louis,      Mo.
1 ��ll"J)   "vyil
Tallow, Greaso, Deerskins,
Ginseng & Shnsca Root.
Liberal Advancafl Matfo on Shipments Against
Oiiginal Billof Lading.
Shipments Solicited,   Write for Circulars.
Shippers from Hits Btntti Correspond with uud Con*
m^'ii tu MiuutJUpollB HuU-tU,
New Spring Goods.
Wo nro showing n complete range of Men's, Ladies', Mines' mnl Children's
Boots nnd Slioefi, nnd our
Prints have arrived,
Alsn n lnrge stock of Cottons, Muslins, Dress Goods, Limes mid Trimmings,'
Art Muslins, Oliambrnys, Carpets, Malting nud Art Squares,
OUR
���*"a  fir* 6 TB I
Millinery
What's in a name?
" A Rose by any other name will smell as sweet."
Tin's Spring is tlio lieRt and most varied stock ever shown here, and our'
prices the lowest ever offered.
Yet thoro is something in a name. We coe in commerce, long after the
excellence of an article has censed to lie exceptional, the idea lingering on
that there still remains the superiority which al ouo time drew fame,
There are many brands of Flour now in the market which are entitled to
rank of the first quality) and the
HUNGARIAN PATENT
SOLD   BY   ROBSON
IS ONE OP THEM.
Having placed in the hands of the people of Kevelstoke ll flrst-clnss
Flour at a reduced price, he looks for an appreciative patronage.
it. n. coursier
IOuSsBROS,
general merchants,
Revelstoke, New Denver,
and Nakusp.
DEALERS'   IN
Always get Eobson's prices, and when fonnd lowest net fairly aud buy from
him.
, On Tuesday ovening tbe committee
waited on Mr, Marpole at the station,
und in the course of a rather long
interview that gentleman Btateil that
Mr. Van Home would bo here about
the end of the month, when tho
clearing of the laud and laying out
of tho townsite wonld be finally decided upon ; that tho plans prepared
by Mr. Garden for the Smelter Co.
would be adhered to in laying out
the streets on the C.P.R. property;
that the opening of a street to tho
mill and freight shed waB nrpmitlv
needed, and that everything possible
to get this work done should he kept
well in view.
T. L. HAIG,
NOTARY PUBLIC : REVELSTOKE, B. C.
Mining and Real Estate Broker and General
Commission Agent,
FIRE, LIFE & ACCIDENT INSURANCE.
CONVEYANCING :   RENTS & ACCOUNTS COLLECTED.
MINING CLAIMS Bought and Sold.
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE KOOTENAY SMELTING AND
TRADING SYNDICATE.
DRY GOODS, PROVISIONS,
MINERS' SUPPLIES,
ifl   MJxiJ    0xi\JUOa-
FLOUR, OATS, SHOUTS AM) ALL KINDS OF FRKR
DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES,
WALL PAPER, Mc.
agent for TROUT LAKE CITY, KASLO CiTY, NAKUiP & other
TOWNSITE8.
NOTICE
, A SITTING OF THE COUNTY
COURT will be holden nt Revelstoke
on Tuesday, the 23rd day of May,
1893.
I KIRKUP,
Registrar.
.. Eevelstoke, April llth, 1893,
m
y.s., *.��/ ,-*,
m
MAIL  CONTRACTS.
SEALEDTENDERSaddrei-sed
to the Poutmimter -General
will In1 received nt Ottawa until noon
on Friday, the 19th Mi y, d
conveyance of the mails on proposed
contracts (or (onr yeara in each oase,
bel ..''i'ii
ALKALI LAKE ife Gl
BLUE SFRINflH k VERNON
mnl
CO.MOX S (.MATH Wl
nnil, until noon on Friday, the 26th
"Mitv, (or Hi invevimi f the i ii
between GOLDEN A ST. Rl GENE
MISSION, nil from Isl July next.
prinled notices containing further
information ai to conditions 'if pro
posed i tracts maj  he Been, and
blank forms o( tender  * ho oh
tained at the posl offices mentioned,
as well as at the post-offices of Big
Bar Creek, Dog Creek, White Vn loy,
Galena, Windermere, Kurt Steole nnd
I'liiriniiiii Springs, and nl ihis office,
K. II. FLETCHRR,
Posl office Inspector.
Post "Uii'" Inspector's Office, Vic
toria, B.C., 81nt March, 1898,
G. TKKIIYBKHKY.
GENERAL BLA0K3M1TH
REVEuSrOKE,
Wagons and 8.11 Kinds of
Vehicles Repaired.
V LARDEAU V
I- situated at tlio bend of the North-Last Arm of Upper
Arrow Lake. It i* the easiesl point from wbieh to outer tbe
remarkably rich mines of the Lardeau and Fish Creek District-. It will have the advantage of both rail and steamboat lines. The C.P.R. will begin the building: of a liue from
Revelstoke to tbe N.E. Ann of Arrow Lake as soon us tbe
weather will permit. LARDEAU is at the bead of navigation on thi- A nn, ami uii be tlie terminus of steamers and
that oi tin- Lardeau -V Kootenay Railway. Tliere is no
question thai the lilcli Mining Districts whicli are tril utary
to LARDEAU will attracl thousands of Prospectors and
Capitalists during the present ki ason, and thai a large low n
will -row up nt thai point. Tbe historj of Kaslo will bo
repented al LARDEAU ilii* \enr,and investors iu Kooti nuj
propertj kIioiiWI Btudj the situation. Kaslo, in mini) in-
stivnees, lias alre.adj repaid fn.ui 500 to 1,000 per cent, to
investors.
The wi-dom of an inves' nent in LARDEAU is
without question.
Fur Further particular   pricei i pply to any cf tho nndor-
Bigned.
ROHRRT IRVING, Ti i I ���, I; oad Street, Victoria,
HENRY C'ROPT,! ��� (h-vei ntHlreet, Viotoria.
DOI GLAS <& CO., 139 (lord Van vor.
(1R11EN, RICHARDSON <\ ( 0., 57 Jamoson Building, Bpoknno.
It. II. LEE, IVL.8., KAMLOOPS.
Giant Powder kept in stock at New Denver and
Nakusp.
Messrs. C. B. Hume & Co.,
Revebtoke Station,
GROCERIES
PROVISIONS
BOOL'S & SHOES
FLOUR
PEED & OATS
AMMUNITION
HARDWARE
CLOTHING
MINERS' TOOLS
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
MINERS' ANti-HUNTERS' SUPPLIES.
ALL KINDS  OF   TUBS BOUGHT  AND  SOLD
Railway Men's Requisites,
/��vnn/vtf'",'v",'''A''"'"A/"'""''"' * >'*'*'*
Our Store at Trout Lake
WILL  OPEN   IN   A   FEW   DAVS,
AND WILL CARKY
verything required by
lining Msn.
A,  Mo NEIL,
GARDEN  PLANTS.
BARBER SHOP ft BATHROOMS,
Dun I ordor yonr LUrdkh 11..\s**rs
Front Btroet,
REVELSTOKE, !>���<'.     yot,   Wuit and soo WauAMsos.
Furniture & Undertaking.
R.   H 0 W SON,
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Collins, Cankota,
Bhruuds, &c.
REVELSTOKE,    3.0. Johns Hiater-
What! no elder ulster?
I wouHntbeyou!
Who buttons your jaokol ���
Who ties up your shoo i
Who given you a boo-'
When vou climb a tree I
Who buthe-your bumps,
As kind as can be.'
Who guided your oar
The first time you puddle! i
Who blown your birds' i>ggs.
K'en when they're addled I
Who sot- your moths,
Your buttcr'lie�� too:
Who mops up the floor
When you -pill the glue!
Who make.- you taffy.'
II tell you it',- line!)
Who bait- jour hook.
Untangle your line!
Who takes out your splinters,
All in a minute:
Who tells you storie-.
And sings like a linnet'.'
Xosistcr! I pity you,
Truly I do.
And nil! (or n vholi- [arm
I wouldn't be you.
-(LauraE. Richard',
FIREWATEE'S SHOT
A Story nf Adventure iin'lit'li'iii Itltrr.
In two weeks after liis arrival from the
North Crank Mason was as tit uch at home
oil Jupiter Inlet and the St. John's Kiver
as any boy in .South Florida. ',,
In fact, Frank ami Iiis mother lived on
the river, for near the shore of the lagoon,
under the tall palm trees, what had once
been a Bat-bottomed river steamer was
drawn up, and this was liis home. Its staterooms were occupied by the citizens of
Oraugevllle, and the old steamer waa by
long odds the best hotel in town.
But Frank was much more interested in
a shallow sniff manned by an old Seminole
Indian, whicli cnmtnunicated'with the low,
sandy beach. The guests of the floating
hotel had but tu call to "Old Firewater"'
at any hour of the day or night and a moment later the swish of his paddle would
be heard and the skiff come shooting out
from a little creek.
Frank was net long in discovering that
Firewater was no talker, but he also discovered what older heads had not noticed���that
Firewater was a good listener. He would
ait mutely for hours hearing Frank tell how
they hunted moose in the Maine woods, .ar
how people in a cold climate lived. Sometimes the old Seminole would show his appreciation by taking liis little passenger out
iic.oss the sandy ridge that divide.-. Indian
lliver from the ocean and teaching him to
lish for big game. Firewater seldom condescended to speak. Once, when Frank
naked him to teach him how to swim, tbe
old Indian's eyes glistened ; without a word
he uugirdlea himself and sprang iuto the
water of the lagoon. Frank was aoon iu a
condition to follow, and after that the old
Indian and the young New Yorker sported
together in the water daily until Frank became almost as expert as his teacher.
.Sometimes they crossed the bar, and, anchoring the skill, swam out into the warn;
water of the ocean : bat at such times the
old Indian would keep his piercing black
eyes strained on the distance, constantly
turning them in every direction.
One day when an odor of watermelon
suddenly floated on tho breeze he turned
swiftly with a grunt and struck out for the
shore.
" What is the matter':" asked Frank,but
in lieu of a reply Firewater pointed over his
shoulder, and Frank saw with a shudder the
tips of a shark's tins not far behind. Safe
in the skiff, Firewater broke silence for
almost the first time in their acquaintance,
He warned the young Northerner never to
go iu swimming alone, especially upon the
ocean side of the reef.
Winter merged into early spriug. As
the floating hotel became more and more
crowded with transient guests Firewater
and his skiff were kept busy from morning
to night. At first- F'rank was disconsolate,
hut with the assistance of the old Indian,
who had a few minutes to spare just before
sunrise, he built a very creditable boat of
liis own. Sometimes he even prevaile I
upon his mother to go out for a row, but
more often he spent the day upon the lagoon alone.
One warm spring afternoon he found
himself drifting idly toward the inler. The
sky was clear and the water tempting, and
his preceptor's advice was forgotten. He
anchored I113 Inat, stripped, and presently
was paddling and splashing about 111 the
delicious water.
A hundred yards away a long low, sand
bank arose from the water, it was low
tide and a foot or two of the dry sand bar
lay above thc gentle breakers. Toward
this Frank made hi- way, and while yet
quite a distance from it his feet touched
the shallow bottom of the lagoon.
Once upon the sand bank an irresistible
desire to swim out among the breakers at
the other side came over the boy. Up to
the vtry spot where ho stood looking upon
the ocean, the water was deep ; a pluuge
and a swim I Where was the harm'/ Tlie
old Indian's advice rang through his braiu,
but as for a moment he hesitated with his
bunds upon his bead, ready to dive, a piece
of sand .slipped and lie Inst bis balance and
fell splashing inlo lhe wator, whether he
would, or no, and a moment later ha waa out
apiong the ocean swells,
And everything was forgotten save tbe
pleasures of the moment.
Suddenly the young swimmer drew a long
breath, sniffed the breeze again, then his
face blanched. A faint odor of watermelon
seemed to him to float upon the waves.
With a sudden energy he turno 1 toward
shore and swam for it with all his might.
At every stroke the peculiar odor seemed to
irrow, until at Inst the panic-striken hoy
feltsure that a monster shark wasswlmminfl
nt his side ready to turn upon its back an I
seize him in its jaws,
He tiiod iu vain 10 splash fhe water, but
his arm-* and lees were too weak. It wn ! as
much as h" could do tu guide himself to-
ward the bank.
When he wm almost upon the sand, with
a great oft'oif, he turned to, look over his
shoulder, It was ns he I bought. Hi
caught sight of a kulfc-like fin cutting tin
water not many ymds behind.
Exerting every UMBO e foi a final Stl'tlggli
.die reached for the '.hore, and with a su
promo effort he clambered out ol llie wator
As ho lay exhausted a sharp snap and a som
auiumtl, waiu acaaauu.     ano uiuuqtci auia;*
was swimming hack and forth. It never
for an instant took its narrow little eyes
from the naked figure of its postponed supper. Frank shuddered ami smiled a3 he
thought how he would cheat his shatkship
by simply wading out to his boat.
But that smile soon changed to an expres-
The British Empire.
Helpless llcrrilllnri rauperlaiu llir ('um-
mini IliMini nr nucentliiiils ur I urn
prima Seidell He rniancnllv In luilla.
India has a "poor white" i|iiestion that
presents oneof the gravest social,  moral,
sion of horror, foi scarcely had he taken a : and political problems with which the
step down into the shallow water ou the . British Government is confronted iu that
othcr side uf the hank when an old log of remarkable land. It has confronted the
driftwood suddenly acquired motion and cut Government for many years, growing in
through the water toward him. " Alliga- gravity as each year has gone by, but all
tors," gasped the poor boy, as his knees the strenuous efforts to remedy, or even to
smote together, and quickly running back palliate, the evil have so far entirely failed,
he stood once more on the sand bank. But | "Hopeless hereditary pauperism seems to
the scaly monster came on; as Frank edged I be the doom of a large proportion of thc
away the whole long-brown length of hide- i mixed and even pure descendants of Euro-
011s scales slowly followed until it dragged ; peans settled permanently in Iudia," says
itself completely out of  the water and
waddled forward upon the sand.
Frank had had sufficient experience in
hunting alligators with Firewater to know
that he could keep out of its way on "dry
land," but the tide was rising, and though
it mca.it on'y a difference of two feet, even
the London Times, The Lieutenant-
Governor of Bengal recently appointed a
Commi-sion to investigate the question aud
its report is charactized as disclosing a
state of things "disastrous in itself and discreditable to the British name." Over 22
per cent,  or nearly   one-fourth  of the
that would submerge the  little  island  at | Eurasians, people of Kuropean fathers and
least twelve inches���and then it would bs
only a question of shark or alligator.
Twice the horny reptile dragged itself
after the naked l.oy up and down the little
.strip of sand, which was even now beginning to grow smaller.
Once a great sweep of the armored tail
almost touched his body. If it had struck
him he would have sailed through the air
and landed in the jaws of the patient
shall;.
An hour passed, and now the alligator
seemed content to lie still and follow his
victim with his wicked little eyes: nor was
the patience of the shark at all exhausted,
and as the island grew smaller and smaller
they both drew nearer and nearer,
In vain the poor little Northerner called
for help.   There was no one in sight.   As
native mothers, in the metropolis of India
are officially returned as paupers, "actually traced out as in receipt of charitable
relief of one kind or another. This per
centage of pauperism is about three times
higher than that of the poorest country in
England during midwinter,
Thc Commission was inst tided to suggest
some remedy, but it regrets that it has no
adequate remedy to propose. It suggested
some palliatives, which are snid to have
scarce touched even the surface of the evil,
and the latest ollicial attempt to deal with
the poor white question is acknowledged
but another failure. It remains a problem,
" whose distressing aspects the Government
sorrowfully acknowledges, but for which it
has been unable to find a solution."
There are, according to the report, *247,-
he looked for the last time he thought he ! ^Europeans and Eurasians iu IndiaSta-
..... .    *? 1 flflrmo    ahniir     that      mi  V     mwi.l   tin      nf   thia
saw a small speck on the water of (Tie la-1 ti8ticu8 ,how th,al f? ,?"e-thjrd ��* thia,
coon, but the setting sun blinded his e'yes 1 "���ber��?. employed, m the military and
and he dared not hope.  He 11 oved  a foot
nearer the watching alligator, away from
the wailing shark : tears trickled down his
cheeks.
Suddenly the heavy, scaly monster turned slightly and moved forward. The space
was so narrow uow that the long, lath-like
tail dipped iuto the water of the ocean, and
as it touched the waves there was a splash
and a scene of wild struggle.     The uudis-
ivil establishments ol the Government, and
including even the employees of the railroads, only 111,000 in all of the number come
under the head of "officials." Outside of
these people satisfactorily employed and
accounted for there is a European population of about 77,000 and a Eurasian community of some 80,000. The half-breeds
are classed with the whites especially with
the poor whites. Of course they cannot
under any  circumstances, because of re
criminating shark, hungry for his supper,  T'    k J   ���," ' "?        m  "
had seized upon the alligator's tail.     Th  1 \^om ba,' an(1 f9Pe3lall-v th\m^\\l[
...a. ...1:1. .   .1      1 .1       ��� .1   .1-1 ; barriers of caste, have any part with the
great saw-like teeth sunk through the thick 1 _.., i.ai��L ;.i. .1  .
armored hide, and with a bark like a dog
he enraged reptile turned and slid off into
the water.
For several minutes the breakers were I
dyeii red with blood. Never for a moment
did the tenacious shark release his grip 1
until with a mighty contortion the agile
alligator bent his body double and seized |
the soft stomach of tbe shark in his immense '
jaws. Then the struggle began in earnest,
and the two strange creatures rolled over
native population, even with the very poorest and lowest ca9te among the Hindoos.
What to do with the Eurasian has always
been a prominent and difficult question.
The native papers say. " Deport him;"
the white prints say, "Makeiiim a soldier,"
and the Eurasian himself says, " Make me
a Commissioner; give me a pension."
The latest solution of the problem offered
is perhaps more remarkable and interesting
character  of the premises stated
for the
and over in the'oeVanVhuVnothing distinct ithan for the nature an(1 poaaibilitieu of the
could   Frank see through  the churning' nmtAy otTere(1'   !t is PlU 'orwiir'1 bV Slr
foam. "��� j Theodore Hope, late Public \\ orks Minis-
,,,,,, _,, . ter of India, and a distinguished authority
At last all was quiet. Then a heavy I, mMm ofChurch ansd State in India,
body arose to the surface, and tne angry | d practiciUv it is the suggestion to Chris-
head of the victorious alligator turned in | t*anikthe Christian population, the poor
(Her, policeman, newspaper editor, is a more
costly article than his native equivalent."
Hut tiie details of the scheme to remedy or
palliate the poor white evil by religious effect are many and not interesting at this
distance. Many competent critics are inclined to believe the plan may effect some,
good but a real, comprehensive solution of
the serious " poor white" problem is not in
sight and in view of past failures, is almost
despaired of, The situation is progressively serious, and the part the " poor white"
factor will piny in India's future is a matter
of grave concern.
every direction in searc'.i of his victim.
Suddenly the two bright little eyes lit upon
the trembling boy, who now stood t.nkle
deep in water, paralyzed with fear and un
THE GLOOtt OF   PROVINCIAL
FRANCE.
I.rlnillngt lire nnil ..reedy Thrift Seen In
lhe laces or llie People.
We nre always hearing, says the St.
James Gazette, in England about our "gay
neighbors" across the silver streak, but-
after living among the French .an tne eastern frontier these last few months I confess
I can never hear them called merry without laughing. Wise, solemn, prudent,
careful, if you will���but merry never ! Vet
they musl have been a gay folk once, or
else where did the prevailing notion come
from': Perhaps the weary eud of the century
has infected them with itsennui, or the war
and the weight of the indemnity have
crushed their old Bpirits, At all events,
thegayety of the French Nation is somehow eclipsed, ill thc provinces at least, and
thc people have foigotten now to enjoy
themselves, We talk about our dull British Sunday, and revile it in French, as
though we could learn a lesson fiom over
the water, So we might, perhaps, from
Paris; but in the country, nol The British
laborer enjoys his Sunday infinitely more
than his Fronoh equivalent. At least, lie
rests. The French peasant sweats over his
field as much on the dimanohe as any other
day. There is not a particle of difference
between otinday and week-day hereabouts,
There is no rest for the man-���und it is his i
own fault; but one cannot help pitying thc
poor patient oxen and horses, who never
get a day off and have uo choice iu the
matter.
You can see the grindiugcare and greedy
thrift which fill the lives of these people in
their faces. They are not a lovely folk,
these ever-toiling French peasants. Thc
long struggle for land and money has prematurely aged them, and the wizened look
of the inveterate miser is on their careworn
features. How they love the soil'. Irish
" land-hunger" is nothing to it. These
French peasants scrape and scrape and toil
and toil to add a foot of ground to their
property. Of course they ure owners of
their laud, not tenants: and dearly do they
love to pinch themselves to increase it, A
farmer close by draws a rente of something
like 100,000 franc 1 a year ; yet there he is.
working away in his fields like any plowman, dressed in his worst clothes, as intent
on gain as ever. On the high road dwells
quite a rich man ; yet he and his wife and
lour children live in three wretched rooms
like a laborei's family without the least
pretension to comfort. Of course there is
scarcely any distinction of classes. Every
one is monsieur or madame ; and madaine
oltun wears no hat and throws but a shawl
whites and Eurasians.   The proposer says' over her shoulders, rich as she may be and
that tbe ecclesiastical estrblishment in
India is utterly unable to supply the spiritual needs of the Europeans and Eurasians,
,, *, rpL .1 liuui lieeua ui uie rjiiiuueaiit-tauu uuitaaitaua,
able to move. There was a quick movement who are now dotted in p9 and 8mall
ana the guttering eyes and ugly snout of, oomlIlunitigs aU over the Ja9t peninsula of
the saurian seemed to fairly cleave1 the ��� Indiii. The Government keeps up a corps
water, frank closed Ins eyes and fell for-; of olerg t0 look aft81. tiie ^itllal welfaJe
ward, for his trembling legs refused longer of the ?.Jotticiai8|o and a'80 makea grants to
to support his body. There was a singing: ���ie christian sects generally, but the pro-
sound in his ears-then a roar of thunder ������,.������ ������ in8uffioienCand the large body of
split the universe, a bright flash filled all EuropeaM and Eurasians, not "officials,"
the air, and he became unconscious. voM ,)e almost entire|y without benefit of
Wb.cu Frank next opened his eyes Fire- \ clergy but for aid from England. Of course
water was bending over him, rifle in hand.! there are missionaries a-plenty, but their
"Ough !" said the old Seminole, as he I work is to convert the natives, and they
lifted the limp and helpless boy into his! are so stationed, in native inhabited regions,
skiff to wait while he removed the skin from that they are out of touch altogether with
the alligator.
" White boy min' Injun nex' time," was
all Firewater ever said to hi.s young friend.
Nor would he explain how he happened to
be on band just at the right moment.
Frank has never forgotten tht old Indian
and now every year, when spring approach
their brethren among the poor whites.
Many Kuropean stations are visited once,
twice or thrice a year by a Christian clergyman, while Borne quite large groups of Europeans jand Eurasians receive a flying
I visit once a year. Consequently, as Sir
Theodore  Hope shows,  the poor whites
es, a big consignment of ammunition finds j and half-castes are without religious train
its way to Indian River that makes a pair
of very black eyes sparkle with true huntsman's delight,
Islam's Activity-
ing ot any sort, and "mulitudes of
white and semi-white boys and girls are
growing up to adolescence in a tropical
climate without, in many cases, any church
teaching whatever." This painfully inadequate provision for the religious and moral
The activity in India of the Anjaman-i- j training of the pure anil mixed descendants
Islam, or Society of Islam, appears from [ of Europeans in India places them at settle public statements of its operations to rious disadvantage compared with Hindu,
have extended far beyond the establishing
of schools or the building of the college at
Bori Bunder. It has examined numerous
questions ' ��aring on the welfare of the
community 't has smoothed ihe path of
the pilgrims, t 'he shrines in Arabia, and
collected funds :yr the repair of the Znbeioa
Canal, which
travelling in
Mohammedan, and Parsee communities,
which are trained from earliest childhood
under a most rigid system of religious obligations and sanctions whicli exercise an immense influence on their consciences and
lives, and undisputably for great good.
Sir Theodore Hope docs not say this is the
supplies their needs  while | sole, or oven chief causo of the acknowledg-
that arid country,
It has, ed dire poverty and deep degradation of
raised subscriptions to give aid to the ' the poor whites of India, but he asserts it
wounded and orphans during the war be 1 is a powerful cause, anil as he has had the
tween Turkey and Russia. Near home the j very best means of learning the economic
vaccination of the Mohammedan community! as well as the religious aspect of the matter
was promoted by its agency, and the census i he is accepted as a strong authority. The
of the 200,000 Mussulman inhabitants of the I remedy proposed is mainly to increase the
city of Bombay,while, owing to the society's 1 number and efficiency nf the clergy in In-
exertions, a library containing a consider-1 dia, aud attempt to Christianize and moral-
able number of bonks in Hindustani, Per-1 ly educate the poor whites. It is indeed a
sian, and Arabic, as wel! as English works,
has been established for the use of the
poorer classes of the community.
Terrible Experiences in a Typhoon-
The Central News states that the Japanese mail bnugs intelligence of the terrible
experiences of tbe Lritish ship Thomas
McLennan, When four days out from
Harrodate, Japan, she encountered a
typhoon. The high seas kept the vessel's
deck up to tne rail filled with water for '.'l
hours, Neatly everything movable was
washed overboard, The forward-houseand
forecastle bulkhead were stove in, the
engine-room damaged, and the starboard
lifeboat smashed and washed overboard.
The port quarter boat was stove in, the
port iron tiesh-water tank burst, seven
stanchions save way, nnd the main rigging
screws parted. Next day the weather
moderated, nnd repairs were commenced.
The cargo nf sulphur had lobe iottisoned to
prevent lire.
fully prepared to give herdaiighteran excel
lent dot. Wealth does not bring comfort,
anymore than honest toil brings a merry
soul���inJFrance. At work or play you never
hear the jolly song of the plowman or the
whistle of his boy. Every body goes at his
work solemnly and gloomily, it is a rare
thing to hear a servant singing over her
work.
Indeed the whole people, of all ages, arc
subdued and wear a crushed air. Is it the
government or the war 1 At any rate, the
joy seems to havo gone out of the lives of
young and old. They take no interest in
anything. Out here in the Jura the proces
Panama does not arouse the smallest excite-
ment, Home politics possesses no attraction for them. But name Germany or
Bismarck and you will find you have touched
the sore place. They would fight against
Germany while they could stand. They
have many of them been out in 1S70 and
can tell long yarn3 of the war���of lying out
on the hills, of being taken prisoners, and
all the memories of that awful year. It is
the one keen feeling in the lives of these
plodding plowmen, it is their only story.
And they would give anything to act it
over again, with a different finale.
When a bicyclist goes at ton-speed ha
very properly calls it 1 spin,
Where's the profit when spring makes us
happy and gay if it makes all the microbes
feel just the same way!
What nousense it is to say a man is inclined lo bc bald. When a man is becoming bald it is quite against his inclination.
Smiley���" They say Miss Loculte is i
perfect witch in full dress." Wiley���"Not
quite a witch���rather a neck-romancer."
Thirsty Tourist���" Isn't fifty cents
wather steep for a lemonade." Moutana-
Bartender ��� "Steep? Naw: W'y, you
went an' et the lemon !"
Struckile���"I am beginning to think
one's ancestors are important.'1 Miss Mc-
Bean���" Ves, tbey come under the head,
important if true."
Terry���" How many fish have ye hooked
the day, Pat'.'" Pat���"Whin Oi've got the
wan O'im afther now, an' two more, Oi'll
have three."
Creditor���" The consciences of those two
bankrupts appear to be .ery elastic."
Assignee���" Well, don't yon expect elasticity in suspenders':'1
Friend���"Going to try for a prize essay
this term, Sawyer?" Medical Student���
(lowering his voice)���'"Sh 1 Ves. Got a
man hunting a subject for me already."
"Dennis, you're a gentleman and a scholar:
is this where you ruminate ':' " Begorra,
and you guessed it the tiist toime ; ibis is
jist where I room an' ate."
Miss Hart���"Which do you think is usually the sillier, the bride or the groom?"
Mr. Oldbatch���" The  groom, ot  course.
That's how he happens to be a groom."
That Cupid's ways are careful
^ Is patent at a glance,
For one never sees his picture
With patches on his pants.
Mrs. Dix���"The law doesn't treata woman fairly." Mrs.| Hicks���" In what respect?" Mrs. Dix���"She is recognized as
a man's better half, but if he happens to die
it cuts her down to a third."
"Look here," said the applicant's friend.
" I'm afraid you are too eager. The office
should seek the man, you know." "That's
all right. But I'm not selfish enough to deprive the office of a little judicious steer -
mg."
" This is my youngest boy, Mr. Cynicus,"
snid the novelist. "They say he is very like
me." ''Docs he goto school?" "Yes.
He can read quite well, but as yet be can't
write." " He's very much like you," said
Mr. Cynicus.
Though languor's the rule at this season,
It seemeth in reason quite clear
That people should be more elastic
When lometh the Spring of the year.
" Well, my dear, how would Farmer
Brown suit you for a husband '.' He seems
uncommon sweet on you lately ':'' "Perhaps
so, father, but his hair is so red that���"
"True, irue, my child ; but ynu should recollect that he has very little of it."
Housekeeper���" Ice will be very cheaj.
this Summer wou't it'.'' Iceman���"Well 1
don't know, mum, Vou see we've got a
good deal of dear ice left over from the year
before and we'il have to sell that first, localise it might spoil, you know."
She���" Oh, do you really know Mr. Frayd-
edge, who writes those society stories'.'
Don't you think he has the most delightful
touch?" He (thinking of the late departed
V)���" It doesn't strike mc that way. But
he'll never touch me again if I can help it.'
Visitor (picking up the baby)���" So tbis
is the baby, is it ! bless his little tooteie-
wootsies. Kehee ! Watch me poke urn's
ribs." The Boston baby���" Mother, will
you kindly inform me whether the deplorable condition of this person is due to permanent dementia or spasmodic and intermittent insanity 1"
Applicant for Iusurance���" No, sir : I
neither drink, chew nor swear: I don't goto
the theatre nor attend balls, and have no
evil associates. I am a Sunday school teach -
er and my morals are above reproach. I
never had a day's sickness in my life."
Agent���that is an extra, hazardous risk
young mau and we can't take it." " Applicant-" What!" Agent-" No. The
good die young, you know."
��� -ihe Is very hiijli c.iitrch, isn't she!'
Why, aiie hows her bead whenever lhe
uing recto; 's name is mentioned."
situation full of material for moralizing
that while such remarkable efforts are making for the conversion uf the natives of India to Christianity those born into the faith
and classed as representatives of it are so
utterly neglected, and with such deplorable
results, results that some do not hesitate
to call a scandal to tlm Christian name.
The Government of India is not. engaged
in the business of converting the heathen to
Christianity.    It respects thc religions of
the natives under its rule, and views with
impartiality Hindu, Mohammedan, Parsee,
and Christian.   It assists the native roll-
1 gions with capitation  grants, just as it provides a Christian  establishment for the
I "official" European population and tyisists
j various Christian sects, and with just re-
; gnrd lo lbe difference in numbers of adhor-
! cuts.   'The grants to native religions aggregate an immense sum, something like eighteen or twenty million of dollars yearly.
Tl e   Indian   people   are   so   essentially
re'igiotis that they expect the Government
10 care for thc rcligiouscstablishmcnts, and
accept, the taxation for that purpose gladly.
11 feems to eo-at a great deal more to supply
Siberian Exiles in a Snowstorm-
News which has been delayed in transit
has just been received in London of a terrible
disaster on the great Siberian road. It is
to the effoct that when within six* hours'
march of Tomsk, an exile party was caught
in a terrific snowstorm, and out of ,"i"l
persons only III safely reached thoir destination, lu an hour all trace of the road was
lost, and in another most of tbe men were
exhausted. One after another the exiles
would fall, dragging down those chained to
them, the remnant of the party moving on,
desperately and hopelessly. Search parties
found some bodies, but none alive. Six
women and four children are said to bo
among those who perished, and one of the
convoy was missing when the message was
mint fromTomsk. According to the Moscow
Vietlmneili, ��liicli publishes the account, not
less Ihan 62���a very unusual proportion- -of
tho exiles who were lost were "politicals,"
and one of the women, Madame La/aruv,
was thc wife of oneof them.
Abducted by Bandits.
A romanilo story is related from the City
of Mexico. The Castle of Chepatelpec, the
residence of Senor Refugio Martinez, situated near the city, was entered in bread
daylight one day last week hy seven mask
ed men, who, after severely beating the
owner and his wife, carried off Martinez's
beautiful daughter, despite her apparently
desperate resistance. The police were communicated with, and the detectives soon
traced the bandits to a fashionable hotel in
Mexico, where, to tho intonsc astonishment
of the parents of Senorita Martinez, the
young lady was found living with her lover,
Don Luis Salazar, a younf man belonging
to one of tho best families of Mexico. He
was arrestod, and his sweetheart was forced
to return to her parents. A few days afterwards Don Salazar and a party of friends
returned lo the house di gu sed as bandits,
and a second time'abducted the girl, who
the spiritual neods ofa European than those! was married to her lover on the following
ot a native, according to th  dgtires given,'day.
A BUS* QUEEN.
Victoria's Arduona Dulles Entitle Her lo
Frequent Vacations.
The time was when only a few knew how
heavy is the load of work and anxiety bid
upon the Queen. Now, happily, the entire
English people are more or less conscious of
it. We are not quite sure, howevei, that
it has struck many people, as it ought to
strike them, that the burden becomes
heavier year by year. For Her Majesty is
not only Queen of Great Britain and Ireland;
she is also Empress of India. But her
ollicial titles by no means express the full
extent of I'.er territory or tbe area of her
cares and responsibilities. Every occupant
of the Foreign office can tell how the business of that department of state has increased in volume during the last few
years, and how it goes on increasing. Tbat
means augmentation of labor and solicitude
I to the Crown, whose wearer, moreover has
j to inform herself of a world of matters out-
j side its jurisdiction. In the dedication
1 to the Vueeti written by Tennyson thc
year nfter his elevation to the laureate-
ship, lie affirmed that the office held by Her
Majesty is " nobler than arms, or power of
brain, or birth." We may rest assured this
was nn empty or merely courtly assertion.
It represented a sterling fad. it is the
office nf august duty ; nnd when the duty is
adaquately pertormed, it is unquestionably
the highest conceivable. "She wrought
her people lastiu ggood," wrote the laureate
forty-one years ago. If those words were
true then, their meaning has since been yet
more strikingly amplified. During a reign
whicli in mere duration has rarely be eusur-
passed, and iu greatness and majesty has
never been equalled, the Queen hasset.alike
to tbe highest nnd the humblest of I ersub-
jects, the example of what a life should be
The moral tone of thc nation has teen sen
sinly raised by one of whom it could b
said, forty years ��go, "Her court was pure,
her iife serene." The perfect serenity was
interrupted by the hand of death ; but sorrow only made sense of duty more acute
and more perfect. The true and tender
eulogy uttered by Tennyson in ls.1l has
been merited a hundredfold smc: it was
written. nuu
���-.   LAKE
CITY
WEST KOOTENAY, B.C.
The above town site is now on the market, and lots are being
rapidly bought up by local parties. It is situated at the north end of
Trout Lake, in the famous
ARDEAU COUNTRY
is going to be one of the RICHEST MINING REGIONS in
America, NUMEROUS RICH CLAIMS have been found close to this
town site, which will make it the DISTRIBUTING POINT for an
IMMENSE TRACT OF COUNTRY. It is the only level land at the
north end of the lake. The owners intend to expend money on streets
and other improvements in the Spring. The trail from Lardeau City,
on Arrow Lake, to Kootenay Lake, runs through the town site. For
the NEXT THIRTY DAYS corners will be sold at $150 and insides
$100.
For further particulars apply to
C. E. PERRY & CO.,
at the Head Office, Nelson, B.C., or to
HAIG,
Local Agent,
REVELSTOKE, B.C.

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