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VOL. V.
REVELSTOKE, WEST KOOTENAY, B.C., JANUARY 27, 1894.
No. 33.
I
Convention Cull.
The electors in West Kootenay
who favour nominating a candidate
(or candidates if tbe district should
be given more than one member) for
member of the Legislative Assembly
at tbe next general election, are requested to elect delegates to a nominating convention, to be held at
Nelson on Saturday, April the llth,
189<t, at 2 o'clock p.m., the primary
election of delegates to be held on
Saturday, February 24th, 1894, between tbe hours of 2 and 5 o'olook
p.m. Citizens whose names are on the
voters' list to be alone allowed to vote
for delegates, Representation iu the
convention to be aa follows:���
Glacier House    1
Illecillewaet    2
bevelstoke Station    2
.... 4
.... 1
.... 1
.... 1
.... 1
.... 1
.... 2
.... 1
.... 2
.... 1
.... 1
.... 6
.... 1
.... 1
....   1
Bevelstoke	
Big Bend	
Hall's Landing	
Lardeau City	
Trout Lake City	
Fire Valley	
Naknsp	
Bobson	
Trail	
Waneta	
Toad Mountain	
Nelsou	
Balfour	
Pilot Bay	
By kerf a Custom House	
Ainsworth    Si
Kaalo    5
Wataon    1
.   ThreeForka    2
Newbenver    3
Silverton    1
' Delegates-elect, if unable to attend
the convention, shall have the privi-
.-' lege of transferring their credentials
to proxies wbo oan attend. Delegates' credentials must be signed by
tbe two judges and the clerk of tbe
primary election, the judges and
clerk to be chosen by the voters present at tbeir respective polling-places
immediately prior to the hour of
opening the polls. Delegates and
their proxies must be registered
voters.
NOTICE
Is hereby given, that my wife
having left my bed and board I will
NOT BE RESPONSIBLE for any
DEBTS contracted in my name, I
also warn the publio not to purohaae
any of the Furniture, as ehe has no
right to dispose ot same.
FRED. A. RIBBACH.
January 27th, 1894.
I Cau Suit You
with a suit that you will uot be
ashamed to be seen wearing in any
company. Whether you pay a high
or low price for your clothing you
have a right to expect full value for
your money. I make it a point to
give the man
Wbo Wants a Cheap Suit
just aa painstaking service as the
one who oan afford to buy the moat
expensive grade of goods,
R. S. WILSON,
MERCHANT TAILOR.
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
fa
A LOST SOLE
is a very annoying acoident that could
i never happen witb a well-made shoe.
Hand-atitcbed soles, such aa those
made by Biokerton, have to wear off.
You will find that
BICKEKTON'S
t HAND-MADE
* SHOES
���re positively the beet for wear in
. thia oountry.   An easy, perfeot fit
guaranteed, and tbe style and appearance equal to anything you oan
buy in tbo stores.  Yon oan also get
'.jour repairing done while you wait.
,     ,        w	
* You'll find Bickerton on
* FRONT STREET, REVELSTOKE.
CENTRAL HOTEL.
'   ABHAHAM80N BROS., Prop's.
First-class Table, (rood Beds,
Telephone.
FIBE-FR00F SAFE.
-BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS AND
STEAMERS.
LEWIS BROS.,
BAKERS ASD CONFECTIONERS.
SUPPERS and BALLS
Catered for.
WHlDiplNii CAKE A SPECIALTY.
LOCAL NEWS.
It is snowing heavily as we go to
press.
C. B. Hume k Co. have just received
a large consignment of Finnaa baddies.
Mr. R. T. Lowery, of the NakuBp
Ledge, returned from the coast on Tuesday and has spent the remainder of the
week in town.
We oannot publish the letter signed
by six citizens. The subject it touches
on is too delicate a point of law to
handle safely.
Rev. C. A. Proonnier will preach in the
Methodist ohuroh to-morrow; morning
at 10.30, evening at 7.30. Sunday-school
in the ohuroh at 2.30.
Itch on human and horses and all
animals oured in 30 minutes by Wool-
ford's Sanitary Lotion. This never fails.
Sold at Revelstoke Pharmacy.
G. F. Blaokburn was found guilty of
seuding threatening letters by a Seattle
jury. Notiee waB given of a motion for
a new trial and Blaokburn was allowed
out on bonds.
Fruit bas been very scarce here lately,
but a plentiful supply is fully assured
for the next few weeks. C. B. Hume k
Co. bave now on hand an immense stock
of apples, lemons, eto.
Grey wolves are aaid to be running
in paoks of twenty or thirty in tbe bush
south of Nakusp. They are fierce and
ravenous, aod ranchers are afraid to
remain out after dark.
There will be a publio meeting in
Peterson's Hall to-night at eight o'clock
to discuss some important matters concerning the welfare of the town, and
every citizen should make it his duty to
be present.
Laat Thuraday night's danoe of the
Quadrille Club was, as usual, a suocess.
Numerously attended, provided with
good musio and a splendid floor, this
season's "hops" bid fair to equal, if not
eclipse, those of last winter.
Mr H. Gertb, from Beverley, near
Perth, Western Australia, waa a visitor
io town on Wednesday and Thursday.
He ia enthusiastic over our snow-clad
mountain scenery, and says they bave
nothing like it in Australia.
The outfits of Messrs. McLean and
McMartin, sub-contractors on the
Nakusp k Slooan Railway, arrived here
on Tuesday from Nakusp. Tbe horses
and mules were taken west and will
winter in the Thompson River country.
The Snowshoe Club tramped a tramp
on Tuesday night, the miniature blizzard
of Monday night being too muoh for
the members to face. Tbe attendance
was not particularly large, but quite
large enough to fill up the fire ball,
where they wound up the tramp with
a "hop."
English Spavin Liniment removes all
hard, soft or calloused lumps and blemished from horses. Blood spavin, ourbs,
splints, ringbone, sweeney, stifles, sore
and swollen throat, coughs, sprains, ke.
Save $50 by nse of one bottle. Warranted
the most wonderful Blemioh Cure ever
known.  The Bevelstoke Pbarmaoy.
The Legislative Assembly waa opened
on Thursday week at Victoria. According to the Speech from the Throne the
finances of the province are in a healthy
state and our oredit ranks high, being
third on the list of colonial securities.
Bills respecting Partnerships and Witnesses aod their Evidence were introduced by the Attorney-General and passed
their second reading.
John Stauber, tbe renowned bear
hunter of the Lardean, is in Naknsp
with his first catch of furs this Benson.
He haa 4 bear, 2 marten, 4 beaver, one
fisher, 7 flying squirrel and���10 bats;
probably briok-bats. The fur-bearing
animals are now about getting hnngry
and John expects to bave a great rue for
the next few weeka. He has baited hia
traps with some of tbe choicest bacon
rind obtainable.
Tom Downs, P. M. Walker, L. MoDonald and Dave Ferguson bave arrived up from the Narrows. They will
leave on Monday for tbe Lardeau, the
first three for the Silver Cup olaim,
near Trout Lake, to do development
work, and tbe last named for bis ranoh.
If the proposed wagon road from Thomson's Landing to Trout Lake is built
this year tbe boys say tbat tbey will
ship a quantity of ore from the Silver
Cup.-
Mine men under the forcmansbip of
Chan. Holton have been employed for
the last six weeka building a cribwork
a iug iu the Narrows, betweeu tbe Upper
aud Lower Arrow Lakes, to aid navigation. The pier reaches ont 200 feet from
the western bank and iB designed to
divert the stream into what is now a
shallow ohanuel, so as to straighten tbe
course of tbe river and also to obviate
the swiftness of the current at the bend.
A similar struoture ou a larger scale
built just below Revelstoke bridge
would, in onr opinion, turn the river
into its old chamel and save tbe bank
above the smelter from further erosion.
Tbe glorious neatbor last Saturday
nigbt brought out a large party to enjoy tbe healthy recreation of tobogganing. Thu scene was tihilirutii.y in the
extreme, even to those wbo did not veu-
tuteot .ne slide. The full lound moon
sailing over the glittering peaks of the
Selkirks made them resplendent in
their mantles of snow and lit np the
grand panorama visible from tbe staud
erected at lbe head of tbe slide. It was
alim.ui like day, aud uo lights wete,
Awarded
Highest Honors���World's Fair.
oa
SCREAM
BAKING
PlWIDt
MOST PERFECT MADE.
A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free
from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant
40 YEARS THB STANDARD.
needed. As tbe toboggans with tbeir
living freight shot down the steep incline
tbeir course oould be watched to the
very end of tbe level "run off," if fortunate enough to reaoh tbat far. Bnt the
majority came to grief shortly after
reaching terra firma, and nearly all were
spilled at tbe same spot. Nothing serious
happened, but quite a few received souvenirs of their first toboggan ride iu tbe
shape of hard knooks, which left their
mark for next day's observation.
Rheumatism Cubed is a Dat.���South
American Bheumatio Cure for Rheumatism and Neuralgia radically cures in 1
to 8 days. Its aotion upon the system is
remarkable and mysterious. It removes
at once tbe cause and the disease immediately disappears. The firat dose greatly
benefits.���75 cents. At the Revelstoke
Pbarmaoy.
CORRESPONDENCE.
[ ADDRESSED TO TBE EDITOR. J
The Editor cannot be responsible for the
opinions expressed by correspondents.
Tbe Case of Peterson vs. Long.
Sir,���Please allow me to state the
following facts witb regard to the dispute between myself and Mr. Long, that
tbe publio may judge whether I had a
fair and impartial hearing or not. It
took from the evening of tbe 4th to tbe
morning of the 6th to get the summons
issued, and I bad to cross the C.P.B.
bridge three times (for which I am liable
to be fined) to the magistrate's house
before I could find bim; if it was a case
of robbery or murder the offender could
easily have got clear away. The magistrate informed me that the oourt would
be held at one o'olook tbat day. Wben I
arrived there at tbat time no one was
present except the policeman, who Baid
he bad forgotten all about it, but
thought it was two o'olook. At two
o'olook I met the magistrate outside tbe
courthouse and he said tbe oourt waa
adjourned, till three o'olook when I
attended again, and both myself and
the defendant were called for. Defendant was not present, but he had told Mr.
Kirknp that he was siok, though no
doctor's certificate was produced, and
tho meu whom I Bent to get my sleigh
down saw bim apparently in the best
of health not two hours later,
At the trial, wbiob was again adjourned to the 10th, I stated tbat I told
Mr. Long he had made the ditch for
spite to cause damage to me and my
team, as the bole was not a bit like the
cellar he said he intended digging, and
my witnesses proved that to be true.
Mr. Long never said a word to mo
about his water pipe being obstructed;
and aa a matter of fact one of the hotel
teams waa getting water from tbe pipe
at the time he said there was a stoppage.
Besides, it is impossible that my sleigh
oould bave damaged the pipe, as it was
oovered by two to fonr inches of earth
and fully nine inches of snow.
In any case, Long's aetion was intended to do damage from the faot that
tbe trench waa dug whilst I was up the
bill, so aa to oatcb me in a trap when I
returned. Mr. Kirkup Baid I ought to
have shovelled snow into the hole myself; but tbat is not my business, and,
besides, Murray told my man tbat be
intended to make it larger. As regards
tbe question whether it waa impassable
or not I aud my witnesses are better
judges than either tbe polioeman or
Townsend how deep a bole it ia safe to
drive over witb a heavy load down hill.
The polioeman takes a great interest
in the matter, no doubt, when he drew
a map of tbe place and shewed where it
was measured, but he was exceeding his
duty in advising the magistrates bow to
aot, and he showed very little respect to
the uourt by whispering and laughing
all through tbe case. It is not bis duty
to cross-quest ion tbe witnesses aud try
to bully tbem, be uot being a lawyer, I
know tbat he bears me ill-will, for he
told mo last summer to "go and drown
myself an a useless tci'signer," which I
reported io Mr. J. M. Keliio at tho timo
aad probably he took notice of it.
I contend that the word of a man who
is so prejudiced against me should not
be allowed to weigh against the sworn
I'viilfiiou of praotical teamsters, As one
uf thu oldest citi'ioua in this towu I con.
aider myself entitled to justice as much
as anyone else, but on several occasions
besides this I have not had fair play at
the hands of the Government Agent,
and I for one think it would be a good
thing if a obange were made.���Yours
truly, P. R. PETERSON.
Revelstoke, Jan. 21st, 1894.
Can a Citizen Take Water from
the Brewery Stream?
Sir,���Will you please inform me if
tbe magistrates' deoision in the oase of
Peterson vs. Long substantiates Long's
olaim to tbe road, or has tbe publio any
rights over it? I am dependent ou my
team for a livelihood and am desirous of
fetching a load of water for myself aod
others. The only water available at this
season is from tbe stream which flows
past Mr. Long's brewery, and I wish to
know if I am liable to be summoned for
trespass if I go tbere for wster. I understand the stream in question has been
reserved for tbe use of tbe citizens of
Revelstoke.���Yours truly,
P. B. PETEESON.
Bevelstoke, Jan, 25th, 1894.
[Tbe magistrates merely gave their decision on tho question of obstruction,
and not on the right to the uae of tbe
road. Peterson brought an action
against Long for obstructing a publio
road, and the magistrates dismissed
the oase, stating that there bad been
no obstruction. This certainly does
not confirm, or even sustain, Mr.
Long's contention (if lie does so contend) that the road is a private one.
We are nnder the impression that the
Government Agent stated in hia evidence that he did not consider tbe
road was a private one. Certain it is
the magistrates did not aay so, and
under the oiroumstanoes we oannot
see how an aotion for trespass ean
possibly lie against you or anyone
else for fetehing water or hauling wood
over the road.���Ed.]
BIG   BEND.
The Urgent Need of a Wagon
Road to this Famous Gold
Country.
Contending against great difficulties,
high freight rates and general hard
luck, the Big Bend oountry ia at last
surging ahead, and promises in a short
time to take its plaoe among tbe great
gold producing camps of tbe world.
The Consolation Mine, on Frenoh
Creek, was paying over $85 a day to tbe
man when laat heard from, and, with
only four men employed, will take ont
something like $20,000 this winter.
On McCulloch Creek the owners of
tbe Selkirk Mine, after years of hard
work, bave reached pay. The geographical conditions near this mine are
peculiar. At the upper end of the olaim
tbere haa apparently been a great waterfall. Above thia fall the oountry rook
is hard and in position. The formation
below is shale, and haa fallen from the
mountains on both Bides and covered up
the old channel of the creek to an immense depth. Above the fall the gravel
is only two or three feet deep on tbe
bed rook. The old-timers of '65 and '66
worked this for about a mile aod, it is
estimated, took out gold amounting to
considerably over a million dollars. Old
cabins, rusty tools, rotting alnice-boxea
and suoh articles used in mining are
tbere today, silent emblems of onetime life and busy industry. To reach
bed-rook below the falls the Selkirk
people started down atream about half a
mile and drove a straight tunnel against
the grade of tbe oreek. When last heard
from the tunnel was in 700 feet, and at
a depth of over 100 feet they had gone
through the shale and were in the top
gravel on the old channel of the oreek.
Almost anything is possible wben bed-
rook is reached, and it will oreate no
surprise if they come upon the biggest
pockets ever heard of in the history of
gold mining.
Other small companies are working
in different oreeks with more or lesa
success at placer mining,
Along the Columbia Biver Ihe benches
are being worked in a primitive way
and paying good wages. Were they
worked scientifically the returns wonld
be surprising. To illustrate the difference between crude and scientific mining
we will take the oase of tbe Sol Holden
mine, near Smith Creek. Tbe benoh
here is about 20 feet Jot-p, with bedrock to work on. Tbey have ov-r 2,000
minora' iuohes of water turned on tbe
benob by means of a swinging flume,
foroiug the gravel ahead iuto a riffled
flume whioh tails into the Columbia.
They have moved about 13,000 yarda of
dirt in four seasons and cleaned up
nearly $10,000. Had a good sii-iuob
nozzlo beeu working on the benob they
oould have mined in three weeka what
it has taken tbe present owners four
years to move.
Tbere iB less risk attaohed to hydraulic miuiug and greator returns on an investment than any other olaas of mining.
And there is no doubt but what oapital
will take a bold of these benches when
once their value is realised.
Ou tbe McCulloch Creek summit tie
quartz discoveries tbis summer are attracting considerable attention. Tbe
find has been pronounced by experts to
be " tellurium," a metal combined witb
gold and silver in the ore, wbieh is very
rich bat feliaotary.  It lies in pookets
through the white quartz, the pockets
varying in value, aud with tbe small
amount of development work done so
far it is impossible to tell whether they
are bonanzas or ouly a dream. Assaye
from this ore bave gone thousands of
dollars to tbe ton.
The country is a big one, and, aa far
as prospecting is concerned, bas bardly
been scratched. Good float was found
in several places tbis summer, bnt on
account of the short season could not be
followed up. One prospector, betweeu
Downie Creek and Gold Stream, found
a boulder about the size of a man's bead
of a chalky free milling quartz. Ou
grinding this up in a band mortar little
nugget* of gold about the size of peaa
were found plentifully embeded alt
through it He searobed bard to find
where it oame from, but without success. Other eases oould be cited, but
are unnecessary.
Tbe great need of tbe country ia
cheaper freight rates. A wagon road
built from Revelstoke to the bead of
Steamboat Bapids, about seven miles,
and a small steamer to ply from tbere to
Downie Creek would reduce rates one-
half, The steamer Arrow is already built
for tbat purpose. It remains for the
Government to build tbe road. Taken.
altogether, this distriot, witb its paying
mines {and promising prospects in the
yellow metal tbe world most needs, is
bound to force itself on the attention of
capitalists and praotical prospectors.
OCEAN STEAMSHIPS.
Royal Mail Liues,
Proposed Sailings from Halifax
MONGOLIAN Allan Feb.  I
LAURENTIAN....   "    Feb. 15
NUMIDIAN     "   Mar. 1
Trom Boston.
LAKE WINNIPEG..Beaver...Jan. 31
LAKE ONTARIO....    "    ...Feb. 14
LAKE SUPERIOR...   "    ...Feb. 28
LABRADOR... .Dominion Jan. 27
Cabin $45, 850, 860, $70, $80 and
upwards.
Intermediate, $30; Steerage, $20.
Paaaengera ticketed through to all
points in Great Britain and Ireland, and
at specially low ratea to all parts of the
European oontinent.
Prepaid passages arranged from all
points.
Apply to nearest steamship or railway
agent; to
I. T. Brewster,
AoBST, Revelstoke;
or to Robert Kerb, General Passenger
Agent, Winnipeg. 	
A. H. HOLDICH,
Of Swansea and Wigan,
Analytical Chemist & Assayer,
REVELSTOKE,   B.C.
W. A. JOWETT,
MINING AND REAL ESTATE BROKER,
NELSON. B.C.
Lardeau and Slocau Prospects
Wanted.
Dressmaking.
Mantlemakia;*
MISS A. NELSON
Deeiree to inform the ladies of Bevelstoke that ahe has opened a Dress and
Mantlemaking establishment at the Stockholm House, Front Street, where she will,
be pleased to show all the latest London,.
Paris and New York designs. Satisfaction guaranteed in fit, style and finish.
r. vrenelle-
MANDFACTDRER OF 4 DEALER
in alt kinds of
Bough and Dressed
LUMBER.
CONTRACTOR. &o.
NAKUSP, B.C.
Stockholm House
JOHN STONE, Prop.
The Dining-room is furnished with the*
beet the market affords.
The bar is supplied with a choice stock
ot wines,liquors and cigars, S-, ���i   in  ImiioHlni;   I'lirr of rurnl-
,-.��� ���>��� Fil for a <lM,ni
Queen Victoria's subjects are almost uni-
versally unaware that the royal lady ia
entitled to talcs her seat in a trinity of
thrones. As Queen of (Ireat Britain she
occupies the chair upon which fortunes have
been spent.an,'; which,hidden beneath cloth
of gold and elevated upon a dias of four
steps, lives iu the history of humau glory as
thing to tio with their removal. The authorities of the Jardin ilea I'lanles, or Paris
Zoo, wire consulted, I u'. they declined lo
usurp judicial functions. There the iratter
was allowed to rest, although the lion-tamer
ha- undertaken to keep them safely for the
present iu 1 is custody, and not to part with
them.
RTATKHI.imorTltEQrKKVOI'riRKATMUT.UN'.
tho throne of England. As (,'iiccn of Ireland there is reserved for her in the Dublin
Palace of the Lord Lieutenant a semblance
of the shamrock wreathed seat that Emmet
apostrophized on the scaffold as the couch
of Erin's kings. It is now nothing moro
than a semblance, for Ireland's real thrrne
has never been occup-ed but by Ireland's
real kings. Tradition has it that the royal
chair was spirited away aa long ago aa the
time of that English Henry,who, according
to the rhymes that any Bridget of your acquaintance can lepeat, " laid Ireland low."
lie thia aa it may, there exists a throne,
carved of oak and gilded liberally, which
bears the ensign of the harp and ia tapestried in green. Over it ia a wealth of canopy and a cloth of gold. Whenever it is
rumoured thatEnglaml'ssovoreign proposes
visiting the sister kingdom, this reserved
seat of royalty is put in readiness for her
MajeRty.
As Empress of India, Victoria may also
take her place on an imperial throno. Great
was the perfunctory rejoicing in Calcutta
when Disraeli first procured for the Queen
her Indian dignity. There was a movement
looking to the purchase by popular subscription of a chair all gold aud gems. But
the native princes proved uufiiendly to
tho project and the result of it all was the
setting aside of a throne room in the Government house in whioh may be seen a curtained affafr, surmounted by the star of
India. Thero ia theoretically au imperial
throne reserved for her Majesty at the
various Indian courts, but practically nothing of the sort exists.
TIIKTIIROXBIN* TUB HOUSE  OF LORDS,
Returning to the throlne of England, that
costly article maybe sad to have a inn'-
tiple existeuco; for there arc numerous
canopied chairs scattered through tho royal
palaces in which the (,lueeii aits on state
occasions and whicli are all indiscriminately alluded to aa thrones. But the roa*
throne is the imposing thiug to whicli
the chamber of thc House of Lords owes
most   of  the   majesty    suggested
MR-AUD MRS-BOWSER.
The Old Gentleman Suffers from ��� small
Sized noil on hi. Neck.
When Mr. Bowser walked into tho house
tho other evening Mrs. Bowser knew that
some calamity had occurred or wass chedu-
led to occur at an early date. His figure
was all humped over, his legs dragging as
he moved, and on his face waa a look of
desolation and despair.
" Mr, Bowser, what on earth has happened?'' she exclaimed as sho met him at
the sitting-room door.
" I -I'm laid up," he gasped in reply.
" Laid up ! Have you beon run over or
flung off the car';"
" Vno.   It's on the back of my neck."
Mrs. Bowser is a very practical woman
and never loses her head. She got him
seated in a chair and had his collar and tio
oil' inside of thirty seconds. She found a
rod, hard swelling and aaked:
" Do you mean this spot here ?"
" Vea I I could hardly get home 1 I
suppose It's blood poisoning !"
' It's nothing but a boil, Mr. Bowser I
Why, I thought from the way you acted
that you "
" Nothing but a boil!" he moaned.
"Nothing but something which will cauae
me thc most intense suffering for several
weeks and then result in my death!"
" It may be a little painful," she soothingly observed, "but it needn't lay you up
at all. Don't you remember when I had
that felon on my finger?"
"I'd rathar have forty felons than thia
boil I Lot mo lie down before I faint
away !"
Brother's Murder ThiuiauilJ or Mile
Away,
A curious circumstance that may be looked upon as a confirmation of the doctrine
of mental telepathy took place in New
Orleans recently in a family of importance
in the history of the State. This family
numbers among its members a lady and her
twin brother, a young man who for the past
few years has been iu business in New Zealand, but who has been expected home on a
visit to his sister.
One evening lately, the lady was sitting
surrounded by friends, when all at ouce
she gave a piercing cry, and placing her
hand to her side fell fainting to tho floor.
On reviving, she declared thatshe had been
suddenly slabbed just ahove the heart and
under tho left arm, indicating tho spots.
She was assured that she wai laboring
under the purest imagination, but was
hard to convince that this waa the case, so
plainly had sho felt tho knife cntor her
body.
That night a littlo daughter waa born to
her, and the child waa found tn be marked
on the places indicated by the mother as
the wounds sho had imagined. The maiks
on the child looked as if they might be tho
cicatrix of old knife wounds. The noxt day
a cablegram waa received from friends of
the twin brother in New Zealand, informing hia sister that he had been stabbed to
death by a native in a quarrel, and the date
givon of the young man's doath was that
of the night when his sister had felt tho
pang of a knife entering her own body,
She prevailed on hor husband to inquire
by cable where hor brothcr'a murderer had
struck him,and to complete tho coincidence,
learned that he had been stabbed twico,
once above the heart and again under tho
left arm, She is eonvincod that through
her affinity with her brother she felt his
death even as he received it,
uu uy ������ miscellaneous poiaoua,' and in zi
the precise agent was not ascertained. Setting aside the deaths attributed to chloroform, the great   majority  of tlio fatalities
inclded in the dismal catalogue were due to
the fact that the poison waa given or taken
out of lho wrong bottle. All bottloa containing poisons Bhould be made of fluted
glnas, aud provided with scraw stoppers,
KAP0LE0SS    THRONE.
its present appearance. It stands imid
mountains of tapestry, and can easily be
seen, when in position, by any visitor.
The chair itself is of wood, gold,'ivory and
silver. So roomy is it that two Queen
Victorias could find place there, desnito
the criticism which attributes to William
Dean Howella an intention of calling im
forthcoming book "The British Tnrone"
bee-use the royalty upon it is so large and
fa:. Whenever Her Majesty goes in i
to open Parliunent the chair is theatrically
draped anew, The coat-of-arms, with
ita familiar unicorn and lion, ia :arvi I 1-.:
gilded ou the baok, while the ar;,,, ar r
peiii'.ne creations terminating:, ircelyfr nt-
wards in a pair of lion's paws.    Che
if legs can be elegantly mentioned as pertaining  to   a   tnrone, are short, hi i
carvel projections thai  m to ia i   ,.- ���.
root in the floor,    There are no waters or
an* thing in the nal .-   of   , -, utii
Royalty upon lu throne h apparently not
wheeled about,
Tho carv:ii_>3 aro highly elaboi i e ind
vaguely suggest iho designs on n le
botrd of the renlissan a period in art.
The guides are vory glib with tor -
about the symbolic nal ire -,; the oar
and a shilling will procure the i ��� o
England's whole hiil iry read from
the hieroglyphic) of England's throne.
A Ticklish Oon.ract fo: n. Biiliff.
It is rather difficult to distrain upon a
man's goods when practically hia only
earthly possessions consist of a cage full of
lions.   This fact hai been forcibly brought
home to M, Led nr,-, a Carls englneor, who
made a large perambulating iron ca :<. for a
lion-tamer named Marck, Marck haa recently bad a��� engagomi .it at the theatre de
laiiaite, whero the lions were Introduced
into a piece callo I " Lea Bicyollsfea sn
Voyage," in which an actress named Madame Cob Waltrrdancod a skirt dance in
tho cage, doubtless to the groat astonish-
menl ���f the poor boasts, Tno cago was to
cost 0,000 francs, of which M. Loclalro
con.'1 obtain only 1,500 franca, whereupon
he put the law !n motion, A broker went,
dov a to seize wc wild beasts, who, possibly
Mrs. Bowser helped him over to the
lounge and got hia coat, vest, and shoes off,
and that was the beginning of a week full
of business for her. It wasn't a large,
generous proportioned boil, built on the
mansard roof and dormer window style.
On the contrary, itwas a one-story affair,
covering a small extent of territory���just
such a boil as a 6 year-old boy likes to
have on hand and rub against the fence
when another boy is proudly showing off a
stubbed toe or a sore finger. Mr, Bowser,
however, had the idea that it was a3 largo
aa a dishpan and as painful as a broken leg,
aud Mrs, Bowser thought it wiser not to
undeceive him.
That evening he had to have toast and
jelly and wine and a poached egg, and
when Mrs. Bowser got his socks off and
nibbed his feet with alcohol he feelingly
remarked that if the calamity had to come
it waa better that he should be the victim,
aa he oould stand the pain so much better
than she could. Before going to bed Mrs.
Bowser bad usedat his suggestion camphor,
arnica, whiskey, bay rum, hot water,chloro-
form,liniment, and two or three pain killers.
After getting to bed he suggested brandy,
witchhazel, and a flaxseed poultice, and he
turned over to go to sleep with the remark :
"Some husbands suffering what I do
wouldn't care how much trouble they made,
hut I don't want anyone to put themselves
out for me I"
Next day Mr. Bowser had a slilT neck, as
might bc expected. Asa consequence Mrs.
Bowser had to help dress him and put on
his socks and shoes. As a further consequence hc insisted on lying on tho lounge
and moaning ami groaning a large share of
the time, Mrs. Bowser assured him over
and over again that she knew all about boils
and how to bring them to a head, but he
could not rest easy until a doctor had been
called in. Tlie doctor professionally assured
him :
1. Thai it was a boil.
2, That it was a small boil,
.'I. That ii-.,- flaxseed would bring it to a
head.
I. That it would burst in due time.
.".. That a one-story boii on the nek was
never known to break  loose and tear  the
human system up by the root.?.
Mr. Bowser fell in better spirits after
that���a* least for ten minutes, Then he
su Irienly es ilaini  I:
'.:���- land), bul -.:p?oa�� we have aeon-
flagral , while i am in this
fering condition!"
Mrs. Bowser reassured him on this and
?-r.'eral other points and watched that flaxseed pou/;     v     .   th   - dl .' ideheoouldl is now used instead of gas in nearly all tho
He looked over the morning paper better dwelling   houses  in  the   English
���'.   liledl   .. laded: "Terrible   0api-al   A very muoh admired  decoration
Calamity! AnE lien I infined to   for a ducal dinner party lately was made
i Boil      He was going to witha long, low, gildedbasketheaped with
declare I    I stop his paper and  maidenhair  ferns and  lilac cattelays ; a
add thatthe w-oalled enterprise ol report- , greatlilao sash was tied around the basket,
erawasa i i delusion, when  the ends straying far down tho long table",
Mrs. Bom   - d him with : and the purple orohlds overflowed the bas-
.,  ���   y were probably afraid  ket and trailed among the ribbons,
ofitsinflm    eonth, stock  market and it     J*ho table, ol  beautiful  old oak,   very
was very a ie in I i m n ,1 to say anything j blaok, and polished,had notable-loth, as is
the fancy now, being veiled only witli two
[r   Bowser sighed and  long strips of old lace,   Bul   tho  unique
moaned an-i groaned and talk,    if boils, foature ol the decoration was made possible
:.,-. and, I a by I    eli   -     bandolier over tho table.
thy,  O i thi a lil    I  -1 ha I i tapped by v-< eleotrlo wires,
fi   m   i   ,..  is,whei aky peddlers rang  whi    were wound with lilao silk floss, and
  dtoMr,  Bowser  they furnished the illumination to aix little
to aay tha    i     onghl    beati      , admit    |lo      if deli ite frosted lilao glass thai
any reporter i waa strong i 11 ared theii  leads  among tho orchids and
Witnessing Executions-
The change that haa come over men's
minds with regard to the advantages to be
derived from witnessing the execution of
criminals is worth noting. At tho beginning
of our century it was the opinion of almost
every one that thoso sights were very beneficial, because they tended to warn those
with criminal longings what might bo tlieir
own fate. I remember, when the bill was
beforo Parliament for causing executions to
take place in private hearing more than one
peraon say that if these great public warnings were withdrawn murders would become
more frequent. Subsequent experience has
not fulfilled the prophecy.
So firmly was it impressed on the popular
miud that gazing on tho deatli agony of
felons was a wholesome experience for the
young that I know of instances where poor
unhappy boys have beon compelled to be
spectators of the tragedy.
The late Mr. William Sowerby, Sr., of
Mesaingham Hall, a gentleman who died at
a mature age some quarter of a century ago,
told me lhat when ho was at school at Lincoln, as the execution days came round, a
whole holiday was given, so as to afford the
boys tho means of improviug tlieir morals
by gazhig on the hanging. I have often
mentioned this note of barbarism in conversation, and have sometimes thought tha
those who heard mc wero under theimprea
sionthat I was ronunoing or had b-sn misinformed.
To-day I have met with a confirmation
of the statement. Mr. Best, in his "Personal and Literary Memorials," IS.'!), page
203, says that when he was at the Lincoln
Grammar School the master "dismissed tho
boys half an hour beforo noon, that they
might arrive in time at the place of execution, when there waa a man to be hanged."
Some pecsous have a strange hankering,
after sights of this kind. Wo need not
refer to paat times. I met a gentleman in
society some aeven or eight years ago who
had been present at tiiirly-six executions.
He waa the only man I ever met who seriously rejected to the death pcnaltv being
carried out iu private. [Netesand Queries.
The Hen? Old Monarch nnd hi. Eight?
itiiMim Queens,
The members of'he Colonial Institute,
assembled the other day at Whitehall
Rooms, London, to hear Mr. .Archibald K.
Colquhoun, the firslAdministrator of Mashonaland, read the paper on Matabeleland.
Mr. Colquhoun gave an interesting description of King l.o Beugula. "Lo Bcngula���
literally 'The Defender,' and the bearor of
many grandiloquent titles, suoh as 'The
Great Elephant.' 'The Easter of Men,'
and 'The Stabber o." the Sun'���is GO years
of ago, suffers from gout, and is enormously
fat and iinwioldly in person, which teuda
greatly to diminish hia otherwise kingly
appearance. He is close upon six feet,
weighs nearly twenty stono, and rarely
takes physical exercise, although he has in
his early days been active and powerful.
Ho is a man of extraordinary character and
ability, with groat powor of work.
"Thedescriptions of Lo Bengula's personal appearance range between that of ak
moat truculent and blood-thirsty savage,
with a deadlycruel' bokinhis eyes, and n
pleasant, mild-mannered oldjgentlcman, with
lining, childlike smile. It is probably
wise to adopt neither of thoao extreme portraits. His natural disposition is said by
thoso who know him well to bo not cruel,
hut the exorcise of unrestrained despotic
power, surrounded hy intrigues, has Iod lo
indifference to life whenever it seemed to
him a matter of policy, or, as not unseldom,
I self-preservation. Relations and friends at
tho Matabele court alike have bconromoved
when found to be 'inconvoniciit,' In hia
cattlo kraal with his body wrapt in a colored blanket aud feet swathed in dirty flannel bandages, in the midst of dirt and
discomfort, and surrounded by skulls of
slaughtered bullocks ami mangy pariah
dogs, the King was frequently to bo seen.
Tho chief Queen, Losltay, is typical of tho
eighty others. Her masaivo form on the
ocoaaion of a 'WarDanco' in 1S0O, was par-
AN INFLUX OF SETTLERS.
Canada's Western lands Being Taken i n
hy .VowCoiners Who Are Well sum-
lleil.
Amongst English peoplo the term
"America" ia generally applied to lhe
United States; most people forget that
Canada constitutes the major portion of
tho North American continent. During
tho past two years there has beon a great
migration from the Western United States
to Manitoba and the North-west Territories
of Canada. Partial failure of crops,
depreciation of prices of farming products,
etc., havo been potent factors in inducing
this migration, A fair sample of the condition of tho farmers in some of the Western
States during tho past year is afforded by
the following extracts from letters from
farmers in Washington and Idaho regarding
the prices of produce in those Statea. These
letters havo been received by Capt, Holmes,
General Immigration Agent for the Dominion Government, who has visited those
States and is personally acquainted with
'.he writers. For instance, one iarmcr
says:
" Horses may be bad for from $10 up to
$26, weighing from 10 cwt. to 13 cwt.
Cows may be bought for from S10 lo ��15,
and registered bulls from $15 to 825.
Wheat sells for from 30 to -10 cents a
bushel.
" People come here to see this groat
fruit country, as these irrigation companies. ---. ��������� re
call it, but are diaappointed to find tho fJ cl���lci1 ln a colt,r6j oolto" s"fc(l', whilo
water privileges completely in the hands of from her waist hung a black goat-skin kilt,
these companies. The farmers live here The head was encircled with a coil of pink
simply to pay taxes to the States and b,ea!'3, the ?��<* -���1 tin, nim, and iron
United States Government, and to the cl,.���3> probably taken in some of the many
water companies, aud have nothing left for ���'��8 <>n th,e Mashonas who, un ike tho
themselves " I Matabele, have somo skill  in working in
DEBSSING WINDOWS ADD TABLES.
lu  England itnth  Occupations   Usually
llelong io Women
Englishwomen are gradually absoringh
the entire trade of sliop-windoivdrcssing.an
occupation still in tho hands of men here,
as is tlie business of tablo decoration,
which in London is usually the work of a
woman in the employ of the florist who
provides the greens and blossoms necessary.
The London decorator finds her efforts very
much assisted by the electric light, which
Another writer says: " If you know of
any farmers in the Canadian North-west
who want registered cattle, send me tlieir
addresses and 1 will procure the cattle
for them cheaper than they can raise them.
Some of us have offered our lands at loss
than half what we paid somo years ago,
and if we succeed in selling we shall make
up a colony of forty or fifty families
and go to tho Canadian North-west in the
spring."
Capt. Holmos ia sanguine that the movement of population from tho States to
Canada, which has just commenced, will
largely increaso in volume during tho next
two or three years. He saya that there are
millions of acres of fertile lands in tho
Canadian North-west open for settlement,
where wheat can be raised at an average of
30 cents, or I shilling and 3d. a bushel.
For cattle raisers tiiere are thousands of
acres of the finest grazing land in tho world,
tho average hay crop from which is
from three to fivo tons per aero in tho natural slate. Iu regard to the question of
fuel, which is a vory important one to tho
farmers of North-west Canada, this has
been solved by the discovery and opening
up of vast coal beds in that country, and
alao by the laet that thero is a plentiful
supply of timber in any of the mixed farming regions sufficient to last for the next
forty years,
Capt. Holmes has tavelled tho whole territory from Winnipeg to the Rockies, and,
except at a few points along tho C.P.R., ho
says tho wator supply is abundant and tho
quality first-olass. As a country for tho
settlement of English farmers with small
capital no better location could bo chosen.
these metals; on her ankles and arms aro
moro beads. When in state dress during
tho 'War Daueo' the Queen presents a picture of bright and effective coloring."
ii il if* the neighbors os    I, I       t post
them in the hall, ......     .-���   Mr,
Bowser t feelings by declaring 'had
ra'.iier have live holla than one   !"
The morning of the sixth day Mr,  Bowser
���'��� is on I of bed before her.   3he aal
thc boil, and ho turned or, her with :
"Boll!   noil! Mn. Bowser,  ths  crisis
ha, paiscd, I will say toyon that
bunch: winch thr latenod my life burst  loing tlie night aaid the danger nolo   ���
ists. Knowing what anervou i, help
fureyouare I didn't say muoh about It. In
fact, I led you f.oboliovetl it no   ing whatever ailed  me except a touoh ol  rheumatism, and thcroby avoided my
around the bouse. It. wa i a met If il Prov
idonce that sent the awful   stiff
mo Instead ot  you,   Mrs,   Bow I
should now bo a widower I We will now
on -lown to breakfast,"
And as ho loft the house for thc office he
halted n moment on the stop to say :
"Just   think   of  it !   yran   would   have
been dead and burled by this tlmo, while
not a traoeol my awful suffi rings aad narrow (Heapo can bn 80, , ''
gav   '  em  lho   most   beautiful  unearthly
sortof transpai ml hrillianoy,
Polsoninrr hy Misaiyentur,-'.
The deplorable accident whioh caused
ol Prof, Tyndall will, it is to bo
hoped, writ, sThe British Me lioal Journal,
al I ist rouao tho proper authorities to i n-
��� adoplion of preoautio uln the dispensing and use ol poisons whioh will make
such mistakes impossible, The last annual
reporl of the Re - Hi o Goneral foi I'lnglnnd
and Wales showed tl il ol a total of n~6
i i      id aa being oausod Iiy poison
mi I i'ii, '.I I  w,     due  to ndaaflvonluro,
I   ���   I    | from those   l'-',  i   whi h tha
lag,      -  ild to havo 1  bu "load,"
h i - he, n 112 death i, ol  whi h III,
or moro than, h, w, ro il ie lo ihe ao
. I-..,;.' itfntion ''' i. ircotio noisotla,
" opium, laud innin, morphlno, ohlnrodyno,
soothing syrup, oor llal, pare [nrl i."   N, tl
 ,in hlorofoim with ,, tale ���f 02
deaths ; onrhnlio and caused 31 ; tho
po lonou i all ilnlda u onlte, belladonna,
oocalm, airy, hnlno iiim ore 11 toil with III,
 loral  a- ids ui ii   17, arsenic with  b,
fresh Foreig n Miscellany-
Bulgaria has voted .930,000 for her exhibit at the Antwerp World's lair.
Italy gives the world outside her borders
2,500,000,000 oranges; Spain, 1,400,000,-
000 ; Pertugal, 80,000,000 ; Paraguay, 00-
000,000.
It is said that tho King of Siam has bo-
como so addicted to the use of stimulants
that he is practically a mental and physical wreck.
There are somo very tall soldiers in
Queen Victoria's service. The tallest is a
Bombadler, Wheeler by name, who belongs
to the Mattery of tho Royal Horse Altil-
lcry, who standi six feet niglit inches in
his stockings. Another is a private of the
Hampshire Regiment, who is aix feet live
inches.
A new career has been opened to Gorman
women by tho foundation of a school of
decorative art in Berlin. At a moderate
fee girls receive instruct ion in all branches
of tho decorative Industry, such aa arrange-
ment of curtains and draperies, thc manufacture of fringes, pattern drawing. The
course lasts from four to nit weeks.
Statistics havo bcen  published showing
that 00 per cent, ofthe Hungarians, more
than half of the  Italians, 35 per cent, of
1 hi- Anil liana and Bohemians, 20 percent,
oi the British, IS per cent, of theGermans,
40 per cent, of the Irish and 10 percent, of
the Scandinavians who oamo to the United
Stales between I8S0 and 1800 returned to
their native land in that decado.
A Spanish statue, tho Virgin of Atloooha,
was robbed recently of 8100" worth of jewelry, among tho treasure stolon waa an opal
and diamond ring, which had been presented by the (Jueun Regent and which is popularly bollovod 10 have brought misfortune
and doath to Quoon Meroodoa tho Infanta
Pilar and the late King Alfonso, In each of
whom it in turn belonged.
A very remarkable thing occurred the
othor day. Por the first timo on record o
Hebrew waa jjaZOtlod ofliaot' to om, of the
orack Highland regiments of the English
aimy. Thoao roghnonUi, notwithstanding
i i. ii cotoh origin md dross, are composed
of Hn������ llshmon, Wolshinon and Irishmen,
I; i this ia tho first lime lhat thoy havo
had mi their rosters a Highlander of the
chosen i wo,
lb, L-iid Mayor's day in London an emi-
nonl '} 0, had his watch and chain Blohod
in tin 11 ,wd, The ioi,if in the moautime
in md "ot lhat ii"1 owner was a lawyer
who had onco successfully defend- i i m,
.unl returned the ortioloa with apologies.
Some Cold Weather fiule.-
Never lean with tho back upon anything
that is cold.
Never htgin a journey until breakfast
has been eaten.
Never take warm drinks, aid then immediately go out into the cold.
Keep the back, especially between tho
shoulder blades, well covered; also the
cheat well protected.
In sleeping iu a cold room, establish a
habit of breathing through the nose, and
never with the mouth open.
Never go to bod with cold or damp feet.
Never omit regular bathing, for, unless the
skinia inactive condition, tho cold will
close the pores and favor congestion nnil
other diseases.
After exercise of any kind, never ride iu
an open carriage or near tho window of a
car for a moment; itia dangerous to health
or even life.
When hoarse, speak as little as possible
until the hoarseness is recovered from, else
the voice may be permanently lost, or difficulties of the throat bo produced.
Merely warm the back by the firo, and
never continue keeping the back exposed
to the heat after it has become comfortably warm. To do otherwise is debilitating.
When going from a warm atmosphero
into a cooler one, keep the mouth closed,
so that the air may be wanned in its passage through tha nose beforo it reaches the
lungs.
Never stand still in cold weather, especially after having taken a alight degree of
exercise, and always avoid standing on ieo
or snow, or where the person is exposed to
cold wind.
Prinoess Bismarck as a Lover of .England.
Ladyland states : Princess Bismarck is an
ardent admirer of everything Knglish, In
a receut letter, which wc have had the great
privilege of perusing, to a very close friend
���a Brighton lady���the life cotnrado of the
Man of Blood and Iron thus expresses herself : " I fear I dare not hope to seo your
dear country again. You kuow how I lovo
it. Your lit tie island in the south is indeed
God's own garden. * * * Proud as I am
of my husband I cannot help thinking wo
should both have bcen happier had tho
stars in their courses indicated liis life-work
in your dear old England. 1 may not tall:
politics���but thero can be no harm in saying
what J have so often said beforo���that had
I tho choice of nationality 1 would bo au
Englishwoman���fraukj free, cultured, accustomed to outdoor exercise, regarded by
my husband neither a cypher nor a toy.
* * * With all my heart 1 lovo ' Old
Eugland.'"
��������� aw. i
India haa 131,0)0 lepers.
"Museum Sunday" lu England has become popular, and the pulpits have been
advocating It.   li'lghty museums, galicnos
and llbrailOS were opened lo tlio public on
Sundays during tho last year.
The bark Trafalgar arrived at Melbourne,
Australia, last week, lorly-cight daya out
from lktavia. She was navigated to port
by a buy eighteen yeara old, having lust bur
captain, two officers and three seamen by
fovor.
The Prussian Minister of tho Interior,
Count zu Kulcuburg, has scut a accrot
circular lo the Prcsldeil Is of districts,aiV'tJgjJI .
ing them of tbe spread of socialism auu
asking them to take all possible means to
check it.
ln ihe lust twenty years titles of nobility
havo almost disappeared in lhe fronoh
Chamber of deputies, llii'ic being but sixty-
live remaining insle.nl ol 'J'Jllin 1871. Then
ihcro wore thirty Miuqu.ses, instead ol
three, as at present.
Franco now bus "Siamese Twins'' of ber
own. According lo a despatch from Lining
ca, a young woman of that place haa jus.
presented her leigo lord With a brace o'
noys who arc united byaotrong ligatuco,
bin arc healthy and strong, and give evidences of being able to null through into
life, and pits mnubly into tlie dime -iiu-towa
business.
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CHAPTER XIV.
" I really think we shall get things properly in order after all, if we persevere for
the next two days," saya Fanny, in a satisfactory tone, regarding her working party
with a beaming eye. And indeed so she well
may. An; thing liko the energy displayed
by all present haa seldom been seen beforo
in a private drawing-room.
" For heaven's saue, don't touch my
clbow,"says Larry to Geoffrey O'More, who
is leaning over his shoulder, watching his
every movement with an excitement that
borders ou delirium, " If you do, I'll rend
you limb irom limb."
Larry is engaged on frame-making in tho
corner, and there aro two or three liitlo
water-color sketches in the usual young-
lady like style that we all, alas! know ao
well, lying beside him, waiting for tlieir
mountings. Larry is quite an expert at
delicate carpentering, and Iua beeu pressed
into the bazaar servieo to day, though
rather against his will. Ho has now however, entered into tho spirit of hia task, and
is tremendously busy.
.Miss Anson, not far from him, is bonding
over a table,enamelling,with really exquisite taste, aome scallop shells in pale blues
and groena and crimsons, touched charmingly, here and thero, by a littlo gilding.
! ' " What are these for ?" asked Trefusis,
stopping for a momont by hoi- table to look
down at them,
"For a drcssing-tablo, to hold pins.
Frctty, aren't they?"
"Charming. But a bit wobbly, don't
you think? The pina will bo nil sea-sick.
Those sheila will want to be propped up on
every side to keep them steady,
"Will they? It doesn't matter. I shan't
have te prop them," says Miss Anson, Indifferently,
The answer so exactly describes her
mental attitude at all times, that Trefusis
smiles a little, aa he loaves her to take ovor
some shreds of gold ami silver tinsel for the
beautifying of the dolls that Terry and Mrs.
Adare are raising from a shameless state of
nature to one of a high-class respectability.
Somebody calling for Fanny at thia moment, she leaves Terry and hurries across
the room,
"I hope you feel rested," says Trefusis,
stopping beside Terry. Ho tries to catch
her eye, but faila. It is the first time he
has been able to speak to her since that
last ourious half hour the night beforo, or,
rather, early this morning. She had not
appeared at breakfast.and indeed had come
on the scene only when every one else was
well settled down to hia or ber work, and
bad glided to a seat next to Fanny and began a diligent crusado against the dolls,who
seem rather to resent being dressed. It
seems impossible to mako tbem stay this
way or that way whilst their things are
being "fitted." They wriggle, and wobble,
and behave as frivolously as any living person oi their own years,���which are tender.
" Yes thank you," aays Terry, in a low
tone. She leans a litlle away from him,
and plunges her hands suddenly among the
soft masses of the silks and satina ho has
brought her, aa if iu frantic anxiety to find
something to make the loque for the djll
now in hand.
" You look a little pale," says ho, lowering his tone in turn. There is something
distinctly confidential about him; something
loverlike, This attitudo,sonew,sounusual,
seems to harass Terry.
" Oh, nO|"saysshe quickly, And now,
indeed, ahe verifies her denial. She ha3
flushed a painful crimson. She makes au
impatient movement, and the poor doll she
is holding, who haa done nothing at all,
slips from her lap to the ground and oomes
to a violent and hideous death. When they
lift her up lhey find ber nose is broken.
'���There," says Terry, with a rather nervous laugh, " see what you have done.
Arlista should not be interfered with when
at their work. You muat go away now,
and let n.o undo your guil'y deed. Poor
doll ! and she waa looking so nice, too ?"
"Must you tako off all thoae things
again ?" aaks he aghast.
" Y03, of course, aud put them on another."
" Don't," said he. " Let her stay liko
that, and I'll promise to buy her, noso and
all, for auy sum you like. It is the least I
can do.   It is a sort of reparation."
"Very well,'1 s:iys Terry laughing. "I'll
ticket her 'sold.' Poor old thing," eying
the doll ruefully, " I must try and patch
her upa bit. Thc first thing 1 have sold to
you, too ; and so little worth having."
"Oh, not the first thing, is it?" saya
Miss Anson, who haa just como up. Her
lone is innocence itself, her smile quite
guileless, and yet something in ber voice
makes Tejry'a heart almost stop beating for
a moment. Her pretty color dies away.
What is it sho means ?
"Whit was the first thing, then?" asks
Trefusis, wiih an interested air, looking at
hor, challenging her, as it were, but apparency without a trace of suspicion.
Miia Anson laughs. " Don't you know?"
says she.���" Don't you kinw':'' This to
Terry, who shnko3 hor head faintly and
feels as if alio could not spoak, " No ?
How dull you both are ! I know, and, in
my opinion, it certainly is worth even less
than thia last purchase," pointing to tho
disl!gured doll.
" You lill me with curiosity," says Trefusis. " Pray lot ua Into the secret; I shall
be in Miss O'More's debt if you do not.
What else have I bought from her, then I"
&Q "Ah, I leave you to find that oftt," says
sho,smiling hor large, bland smile, and making a movement aa if to go away, but Trefusis stops, an if by accident, boforo hor.
He brj "*''' '''-i back to tho room. Sho
alone-..' "lie his face.
" No. You shall tell me now," says he.
His voice is a command. Miaa Anson heai-
talcs for a second, and then feelB it will be
dangerous tn go any further.
"Have you forgotten laat Thursday
night, then,"aays she, with a shrug of her
lino shoulders, "when we were looking
over Mrs. Adarc's bits of brie a-brac for her
stall ?���and that little swinging monkey,
nud Miss O'More's asking ymi to buy it for
luok, just to start Iier ?"
Of course lhey both remember now. It
WIS such a trivial thing,and il happened bo
many nights ago,and m> nut so little, Terry's
color oomes buck In a dolioalofloo I,but Tre-
fusia'n gazo is still contemptuous as it roats
on Miss Anson.
" Roily, Miss O'More," says lint full.
blown dawsol as alio moves away, "1 should
take Mr. Trefusis to task if I were you.
People in love should never know what
it is to forget even a sigh of the one
beloved."
With this last little dart,which falls very
da*, ahe takes her buxom way to the other
end of the room.
"Truly it would be better for some people
if they had never beeu born!" says Trefusis,
looking after her.
" I feel that often," says Terry, slowly,
painfully.
"Suruly,"quickly,anxioiisly, "you haven't
taken to heart her miserable insinuations,���
hor "
"No.no,no," putting up her hand quickly,
" What 1 meant wai," with a heavy sigh
and a sudden rush of tears that drenches
her sweet eyes, "that it would havo beeu
better for mo if I had never been born."
" Or if I had not," ho replica, bitterly,
and leaves her,
In the distance, near one ofthe windows,
and standing beforo one of the biggeat
easels on record, ia Mr. Kitts. He is
painting away frantically at a iittlo canvaa
that he haa had the audacity to call, " A
Sunset." From tho romotest corner of the
room it looks like a scene of carnage.a
battle-field of the good old times,when gore
waa the leading feature, and fire and amuke
the rest.
Taken cloao, it looka as if somo one had
been sitting on it.
Every one is trying not to see this chef-
tl'tnu-re oi Mr. Kitts's: all are abstaining
from 30 muoh as a glance in his direction.
l'he most poignant anguish is stirring the
souls of those who fear ho will offer it to
them as a priceless gift, to be placed upon
1 their stills.   Who would raffle it?  And for
I how much?    Who would  dare to walk
I about with it and offer tickets for it, at
i even a halfpenny a ticket?   The  most Ila-
- grant impostor in the world of bazaars would
; not presumo to foist Mr. Ivitta's master-
1 piece upon a wondering world.
The Poet, Mr. Evingley, has kindly offered to read aloud to the.n somo sonnet
whilst they work. And hia oSer haa been
accepted. Nature, as he pathetically remarks, has incapacitated him for hard work
of any kind,���meaning, presumably, that
she haa given him over-much brain ; but if
ho can be of use to them iu other, lighter
waya, he ia entirely at tlieir service.
He had at first broitheJ, rather than
spoken.asa hint to his willingness to delight
them with some of his own deathlesa (but
aa yet iinpiiblislie,l)sweetmeata in the poetical line, but, this gracious insinuation
not being received with the rapture it deserved, he had sadly fallen back upon a
lower level. Philistines will be Philistines,
to the end of the chapter.
He haa now one of Mr. Swinburne's vol-
j nines in his snowy hands,���the "Poems and
I Ballads,"���and is preparing t��� read some
I of the mitchlesa versea therein contained.
j And, after a whispered entreaty from Mr.
i Kitts to bo sure and put in tho asterisks
| with a free hind,���an injunction whicli ho
| treats with a tine contempt,���he stretches
himself with a languid graoe iu a lounging-
chair and begins to read,���
"Swallow, my sister, 0 sister swallow!"
At this momont Miss Anson saya, hurriedly,���
" Oh, I beg your pardon, Mr. Evingley,
but I think it better to speak before wc
have got too interested. "
" I told you, you know," says Mr. Kitts,
with a reproachful  glance at the  Poet s
" there's things in that, book that "
" But I've got no more shells," Miss
Anson is saying. " Do gel me some, somebody, before Mr. Evingley begins again. I
do so hate interrupting anybody."
" It looks like it," whispers Fanny to
Terry.
Mr. Evingley regards her with a look of
gentle resignation,
"I'm sorry,"saya Miss Anson. " Fanny,
where are the shells?"
" Under the table ; at your feet; in a
baaket," explains Mrs. Adare, in soft jerks.
" Now, Mr. Kving'cy I We are quite ready,
I think."
"Swallow, my si.-ter, 0 sister swallow!"
Here the door burst violently open, and
Mr. Adare darts in,
" Fanny, Fanny, where's that small hammer of yours ? Canty " (the village carpenter) "says he can't get ou without it; he's
putting up the art muslins round the stalls,
and he says "
"Oh, never mind what he says," criS
! Fanny, rising impatiently. " My goodness,
I Robbie, I think you might know by this
I time that I alwaya keep my hammer in tha
I cabinet."
j    "I know by this time that you don't,"
j says her husband, very naturally aggrieved
iat this reception.   "I've searched it ex-
haiiatively, anil there isn't, a cign of it."
!    " Well, if it isn't there it'a in the pantry,
| or in the nursery, or���Oh, stay, Robbie ;
now I thiiiK of it, It's under my bed.   I
wonder you couldn't think of that."
" I suppose that's a compliment," says
Adarc, who has a quiet humor of hia own.
" You evidently think I have a mind above
the average." Ho disappears with a slight
grin.
" Now, dear Mr. Evingley,1' says Fanny,
in her suavest tone : " I do iiope tiii3 U our
last interruption.''
".-���wallow, my sister, 0 sister swallow,"
begins Mr. Evingley, In Ills most mellifluous
tones.
"Mias O'More, ma'am," says tho butler,
throwing wide the door to admit Aunt
Bridget.
M r. Evlngely sinks back in bis lounge; tho
book drops from his lifeless fingers. Itis
too much ! It is in lch too much !
"Oh,hang It," says Larryjwhose acquaintance with poetry ia limited, "I do tliink
that poor creature miaht be allowed to
swallow it now, whatever itia, It must be
sticking in her throat by this time.''
General consternation ! What haa Larry
been thinking about the swallow?
The Poet casts a melancholy eye upon
hi'ii.
"It Is a bird," saya he.
"A whole bird':" saya Larry. "Bless
me! I thought it was only a pill at the
worst I"
"Laurence I" says Terry, wildly.
Thc IVci regards him with a shuddering
horror. Asftr the others, thoy, I regret
to aay, have altogether forgotten them-
S Ives, and arc shaking wiih laughter.
Even Mias Anson, who cannot bo accused
of luviiig a Lively sense of humor, is now
lo hide her face. And as for Mrs. Adaro,
she is hidiugbohind Terry's back, which is
rather mean of her, as Torry is certainly
desirous of Iii ling behind hers.
Mr. Kitts has fallen into liis canvas. He
has smudged it irredeemably. This, however, aa .Mr. Toota would have said, " is of
no consequence." It is, indeed, a most
lortunaic thing. It seems in some strange
way to have altered the character of his
work, to have enhanced its charm a. It
ia now " A Moonlight," taken at a good
distance.���say a mile and a half.
"Tea!' cries F'anny, joyfully ; "here's
lea!" Her voice is a little choking still,
as she emerges from behind Terry's back
and pushes Terry towards tho tray that
the butler haa just brought in. She feela,
indeed, as if she could have fallen upon the
butler's neck, for his kindly intervention at
thia critical moment.
" Terry, you will pour it out," she says ;
"but no', for a while yot. Tea can wait,
but we cannot, until Mr. Evingley has read
to us the poem of his selection. Doar Mr.
Evingley, you will be good to us, won't you,
in spite of all these hateful interruptions?"
This gracious entreaty, this tender tribute
to his charm, restores Mr. Evingley to his
usual sense of bien-etro : he takes up his
book again, and thia timo brings his littlo
effort, aa he calls it, to a successful finish.
Then conioa tea ; thoy linger ovor it so
long that Fanny at last cries to them, in
the voice of the old Egyptian (though perhaps, after all, he was young i the young
are tho cruellest of all!), " Ye are idlo !
ye are idle I" Whereon they all fall upon
their works again,
" As for you, Gerrard," says Fanny, passing by Trefusis, " you ought to bo ashamed
of yourself,"
" Ashamed ?" saya Trefusis. It takes an
Englishman some time to collect his wits.
" Yes, thoroughly," says Fanny. "What
have you done all day ?"
" Oh, that I" says he. "Well, what can
I do, after all ? I'm but a poor fellow at a
thing of this sort."
" You can sing," says Fanny. "That
poor idiot over there"- -pointing by a shrug
to Mr. Evingley, and being, indeed, most
ungenerous in her air towarda him���"has
done hia little best ; the smallest"���sighing with doleful remembrance of Mr.
Evingley's performance���"of all small bests.
But you I" with flattering concern, "you
can sing, at all events, Now begin ; give
, us something to holp ua through our work.
Y'ou can see," with a rueful glance at her
helpers, "that lhey are all straying into
gossip of a moat meretricious sort; but if
you begin to sing they will grow silent
again, and with silence the needlo and
thread will find thoir own ground again."
" If it is a matter of duty���" says he.
"It is; it is, I assure you. There!"
pushing him towards the piano-stool, "sit
down, and charm them into silence,"
" A moment," says Trefusis. He goes
straight to where Terry is sitting, and
bonds down to her.
" I sang to you onco before," says he.
" I shall sing to you now again."
He is at the piano now, and has struck a
chord or two. He has chosen some words
of Lord Lytton's :
Chide not. beloved, if oft with thee
1 (eel not roptnro wholly,
For aye Ihu heart that's filled with lovo
Huns o'er in melancholy.
To streams that glide in noon, tho shado
From summer skies is given;
So if my breast reflects the cloud,
' Vis but the cloud of heaven I
Tliino iina','o glassed within my soul
So well the mirror keopeth
That chide me not if with the light
Tho shadow also sloopotll.
To Terry, listening, the words  are a reproach ! But so enamoured  is  she of the
sweet mu3ic that the sense of the words goes
by her.   Had it boon otherwise she might
have been affronted by this song that he
has chosen ; but liis voice,���it charms her,
it holds her as with an enchantment.
Wheu the last notes have sounded, he
turns abruptly on tho music-stool, and
looks towards her. She is leaning forward,
hor face rapt, her eye3 full of tears. Surely
"music hath charms." He thinks of that
first night when he had sung to her,���that
night in the old school-room in tho village,
���and a strange sense of power, that has
raplurc in it, thrills him with a wild new
passion. Perhaps through his voice, through
the power of music, he can win hor. He
takes a step towarda her. As though noting his desire to come to her, she gets
quickly up from her seat, whispers a word
to Fanny, and, gliding pait hor, leaves the
room.
With a smothered exclamation, Trefusis
picks up the music he haa let fall in a
somewhat awkward fashion to the lloor.
(TO I'.E OIIN'TIN'ri'll.l
A Skating Son?-
Whisper a song a, wc gliik- a'ong, ye pines on
the Southern .shoro.
From your branches long, whero lho cradlo
song of the South Wind plays no more;
Whisper of momorloa thut yon hold iu tho
heart of y our great green houghs.
Of a Summer's wine that was yours and mino,
when thc days were long and thc nights
weren't cold:
Of tho whispers hoard, and tho warm lovo
told, and the old, old vows.
i Ring with lhe tune, oh thou broad lagiine, of
my slccl-cliul shining feot.
As I skate away to thc end of day where lho
Twilight iiml Moonlight meat.
Ring witl, the plashes of oars lhat piled on
your bosom in nights gone hy.
To a talc oft  told that will ne'er grow old,
tho'Ihe nights grow long and  lho days
wax cold,
And thc ieo has formed in an Iron mould o'er
your old, old tide,
Eoho aline, oh thou stream of mino, of Iho
song or thy groat unrest
To Ihis hear; of mine from that heart of thine,
While I -peed to the red-rimmed West,
Echo of faces I hai used lorow
On your face el'O tho Ice and ,'lmo
Had come lo frown all your rlDplOSdown
When your faco had tho blu.h of a Bimsol's
glow,
And the winds that bl��w weren't tho winds
that blow in the Winter limo.
- [Outing for January, 1801.
Sir Edgar Vincent has purchased for
��59,000 tho historic Esher Placo estate in
Surrey, whicli haa been in the market for
some time.
The Bar] of Derby, ex.Qovernor-Goneral
of Canada, visited Windsor castlo on
Wednesday week and had a special audience of Hor Majesty in order lo delivor up
tho insignia of the Order of tho Garter,
rendered vacant by the death of the lato
I'.arl of Derby.
The Church Times saya that " Mr. Glad-
I stono cannot face the country without pandering to the Welsh membors nnd his fur-
l ther lease oi power, if granted, will seo the
' end of lho present position  of tho Church
1 n Wales,"
1
Feed My Sheep-
That was a narrow street
Where Irod Thy blessed feet J
And that iv noisy throng
That followed Thee along ;
And many a one was such
We senrco would deign to touch:
But Thou watt pressed upon by thc unfolded
sheep,
And very close to 1 hem Thy place di,14 keep,
And ItislhiiK
Thousayosl Ions:
" 0, if ho love Mc, feed My hhecp!"
Thai was a toilsome way,
And that a sultry day,
When Thou didst;, by the well
Of living wator tell,
And kindly spoak to one,
As if that ono alone,
Tho straying one, of all lho world had need
most deep,
And Thou no thought but to reclaim Thy
sheep,
And itis thu.
Thou sayest to us:
"0, if you love Me, feed My shoop I"
That waa a loveless word
Which, by strange spirit stirred,
Forbade the children grace
To see Thy shining face;
But Thou didst oall them near,
And smile away their fear;
And one such little ono the symbol seemed to
Thee
Of Thy great heavenly kingdom yet to he!
And itis thus
Thou sarest, to ua:
" 0, feed My lambs, if ye love Mc!"
That was a grcn hillside,
Ily Qallloo's soft tide s
Ami sv.'cel the garden's shado
l!y ancient olives made.
Wc often follow thoro
Thy words of life to share:
But 0, the multitude of   Thine unlcndcd
shoop!
Speaks there a voico within our spirit's deep.
Thy voico to us,
Andepcakalttnus;
" 0, if you love Me, feed My sheep I"
-[Mrs. Morrill K. Gates.
The OhuroliBj on tlie Green-
n\* REV, WILLIAM BYKON l'OKlll'311.
Surrounded by noal homos of modest pride
Here lie, tho village green;
Two churches havo been placed horo side by
side,
The dead uro laid between.
From tho samo plousant plot of mother earth
Tlicir pure while outlines riso.
Pointing by gateway of the samo now birth
To the same heavenly skioa.
How calm tho scene that spreads before thc
view I
Humble, but pure, these homes,
Theso vales Iho stroke of battle never know,
Here woe nnr discord conies.
But no! Thoy tell mo thoso aro rival spiros,
And those whe 'ncath them meet.
Though seeking the same Ood in their desires
Tlieir brother do not greet.
At separate tables of thoir common Lord
They ail, and beg for grace,
But they restrain their brothers from the
board.
And grant no right of placo.
Those temples stand like foes about to smite
l.'pon that peaceful green.
And sad memorials of the fearful light,
Their dead Uo hero betwoon.
Was this the grace for which our Saviour
prayed
When on that dolorous night,
Humbly, with basin, in rough cloth arrayed,
He mado his followers white!
Was this tho burden of that priestly prayer
Made by tlio holy Son f
"Father, 1 would that these 1 lovo bo whero
Wc aro, and, like Us, one."
Can wo not bury with our hallowed dead
What should with them have diod,
And bo true members of our common Head
Together, side by side!
Let the old path from church door to church
door
Ilo worn bv friendly feet,
Aud at the sacred Supper lot onco more
Brother with brother mcot.
Then, midst the flaming of the sevenfold
lamps
That burn on cither hand,
In his true temples, not in hostile camps,
Thc Lord Himself shall stand.
The Pentecostal glory shall be thero
llesplondentafl thosun,
And hand in hand into Christ's vineyard fair,
His church shall press as ono.
-[>>'. Y. Overseer.
Tho Lesser Ministries-
A flower upon my theschold laid,
A littlo kindness wrought unseen ;
I know not who love's tribute paid,
I only know that it has made
Life's palhway;mooth, llfes borders green
Cod bless lhe gracious hands that e'er
Such tender ministries essay,
Dear hands, that help tbe pilgrim bear
His load of weariness and care
Morc bravely up the toilsome way.
0, what a littic thing can turn
A heavy heart from sighs to song!
A unfile can mukc the world loss stern;
A word can cause Ihe soul to burn
With glow of heaven all night long
-[Churchman.
Optimism-
You may reap your harvest of wheat and lares,
You may gather your cookie and barley,
You may husband a harvest of joys and cares
Laboring lato attd early;
The grain of gold
And the poppy hold
And Iho cornlluwcr blue for adorning:
But the fullest ours of I he seven fal years
Will he gleaned by tho gleaner next morning,
You maydraw your nets, you may draw your
line,
Find silvery fish In plontyi
You may angle for honor, hook titles lino,
And ol places and poets fill twenty:
The IUI, of weigh!
Swallow up vourbalt.
Your lines and your wiles no! scorning;
Hut the lustiest trout, there's no manner of
doubt.
Will ho caught by the fisher next morning.
You may think out thoughts that uro witty and
wiso,
You may think aonio doep, SOmeahallOW:
You may store your brain with truth or with
Ilea,
You may let your brain He fu'low.
Thought, la good
Be It understood:
Dut this fact on vour mind musl he borne In,
That the latest thought that mankind can bo
taught
Will be thought hy somo thinker noxt morning.
You may cling to this world of time and senso
You may tjiulkof another rroly;
You may sigh, all, whither I und ask, ah,
whence I
And Ibid life puzzling, fairly.
Yet life is sweet,
Wc atlll repoat,
On thia doar old earth we were born Ij),
Good bettered to best, blest chiingod into
blest
Whon wc wake lo God's cloudless next morning.
Tho groat production of Constantinople
at Olynipia in London is of surprising magnitude, There aro to bo two thousand per-
lormora, while the scenic electa aro beautiful beyond description, and all of which
can bo witnessed for a shilling.
British Board of Agriculture estimates
show that the barley yield in the United
Kingdom last year was 10,000,000 bushels
less than in 1892, the oat yield 6,000,000
bushela less and the wheat yield 9,000,000
bushels less. The returns to the farmers
were further reduced by the cxctediug.'y
low pricea���the lowest in modern yeara���
which have ruled in the gram markets.
There was cause for the depresBSed feeling
the telegraph tells us prevailed in London
this Christmas season.
The report that thc British have annexed
the Gilbert Islands is very much on a par
with the news that the Dutch have taken Holland. The Gilbert Islands have for some time
beenunder the practical protectionof Great
Britain, and the British flag waa hoisted
on oue of the islands more than a year ago.
The Spanish and German governments have
some claims upon the islands, which probably have been a subject of negotiation
and settlement since England ac ually took
possession of one of them. It may be tbat
the formal occupation of all the islands has
only now been actually carried out. The
group lies in ouo of tho routea between
Australia and Canada, and has probably
become more valuable to Great Britain eiuca
the direct cable and steamship lines between
the two great coloniea becamo something
more than a dream. It is not improbablo
but the stoiy of thc annexation is made
the most of at thia time in San Francisco
for the purpose of arousing the jealousy of
the people of the United States and spurring them iuto annexing the Sandwich
Islands.
Peixoto has had no end of trouble with
the Yankee sailors on the Nictlieroy.
Thoy smuggled spirits ou board, in cocoa-
nuts, loaves of bread and bladders, and
the result was a drunken row which almost,
amounted to a mutiny. It was quelled by
thc leaders beiug put in irons. Wlien they
got to Pernambuco a groat many of them
said they did not intend to do auy fighting,
and wcre put ashore. If this sort of thing
goes on Peixoto will be glad to end hia
troubles by a timely resignation. It would
bo heartily welcomed Uy all parties in
Brazil, for everybody is tired of this undecisive warfare, which leaves the belligerents soathless, and makes it dangerous for
peaceful citizens. Almost any form of established government, monarchic or republican, would bo better than the present
uncertainty.
A most satisfactory feature of the St.
Lawrence cattle trade the past season was
the smallnoss of the losses on the voyage.
Of 8.'),,'l'-'2 animals shipped, all but ,'11G weia
landed, The loss waa but slightly in excess
of one-third of ouo per cent, ln ISO'.',
which alao had a good record, thc loss was
almoat two-thirds of one per cent. .Many
voyagea wcre made with Urge consignments
without a single animal being sacrificed.
Credit for this ia due, first, to the efficiency
of the Government regulations, aud, secondly, to tho manner in which lliey were enforced by the inspectors at Montreal. Tho
work of these gentlemen often required a
strictness that looked like harness, and
which sometimes caused loss to individuals;
but ihe benefit to the trade aa a whole, to
say nothing of the suffering to the animals
that waa avoided, is seen in a losa ao small
that it proves that cattle can bc as safely
carried by sea as by laud.
Lord Dunmore, whom aome Canadians
have not forgotten, has, since his descent,
been telling hia experieucea on tiie "Roof
of the World." His journey, ou foot and
on horseback, through Kashmir, Tibot-
Chineae Tartary and Russian Central Aaia,
though prompted iii the firat instance by
love of travel, a desire for novelty and tho
search for now opportunities for sport,
rather than by any thought of the results
and glory of the explorer's toil, has been by
no means fruitless from the geographical
standpoint. He did not strike ao completely out of the beaten path aa to be
able to claim the title ol discoverer.
His route had already been traversed by
Russian explorers and some English travellers had also pai ;ed that way. Nevertheless there was plentiful scope to gather fresh
knowledge winch an intelligent observer
like Lord Dunmore was not likely to neglect . The region crossed over is one of
great and various interest���its very height
giving it an exceptional character. Lord
Dunmore was accompanied during part of
the journey by Major Roche. Uoth Russia
and China (the former especially) had done
something to provide ior the comfort of tho
strangers. Only ono occasion of oiTense
from Chinese ia mentioned, but it waa apologized for. The reception at Yarkand and
at aome of the Russian forts was princely.
Dost Mohammed, the " Rothschild of Yarkand," gave the visitors two magnificent
horses aud felt hurt when offered compensation,
. a ������
Younsr Englishmen Roujh it.
Lady Henry Somerset's son, Mr.H. Seniors Som-.-raet.who has had some exciting ex-
perienccsdur.ig hia recent shooting oxpedi.
tion in thc Rocky Mountains, has returned
to England. While north of thc Canadian
line the party lost themselves for two
weeks and had to subsist mainly ou horseflesh, " After being driven to starvation
point,"says Mr. Somerset, ''wo killed one
of our horses and roasted the meat beforo
the lire. It didn't taste bad under the circumstances. During the twelve days tbat
wo had horseflesh straight and no'.lung else
wo travelled a couple ol hundred miles, By
that time our horseflesh was all gone, and
wc had to decide upon killing a dog. Wo
didn't care lo kill another horse, aa wo
couldn't spare one. We wero abo.it lo kill
the dog when we discovered Fort McLeod,
aud our hardships ended.''
Ho���" Ab you aie a student of character
what can you say of mine':'' She���" You'ro
one who makes big mistakes." Ho���'1 How
can you tell?'' She-'' By your handwriting."
"What are your hopes for the future)"
asked tlie solemn man. " I have noue just
now," replied the youth. " To-morrow IS
my best girl's birthday and I am worrying
about the present."
The Yorkshire Post, having announced
tho death of Mr. John Sedgwick, had to
correct the announcement) tho gentleman
being still alive. By way of patting the
matter right,the correction concluded thus:
"Tho paragraph reached ua from a usually
trustworthy correspondent, and wt regret
tbat he appears to have been misinformed." Ctje kootenay Star
SATURDAY, JAN. 27, 1893.
Opening up the Lardeau
Impossible -without a Wagon
Road.
A Petitiok, signed by mine-owners
aud ranchers iu tbe Lardean, for a
wagon road from tbo head of the Arm
to Trout Luke was forwarded to our
representative in Victoria last Monday, and we have no doubt that Mr.
Kellie will lose no time in presenting
it to the proper authority.   The proposed road will follow tho ronte of the
creek near Thomson's Lauding for a
considerable distance, and will be between ten ond twelve milea in length.
It is absolntely necessary that this
road should be commenced uu soon as
the snow disappears, so as to be of
nee this coming summer,  and we
kuow tor certain that there ie a great
deid of ore already awaiting shipment
in the vicinity of Tront Lake.   The
construction of the wngon road from
the Sloean mines to Kaslo has stimulated the output of ore to euch an extent as to show that the magnificent
future prophesied for this district is
no longer a distant dream, but close
upon us.   The $1 0,000 appropriated
for the Kaslo roud will in a very short
time be returned to the province fifty-
fold, although it is a fact that the ore
going out via Kaslo is being taken to
a foreign smelter.   The Qovernment
needs uo other incentive to continue
the good work of opening up West
Kootenay's rich mining districts than
the knowledge that the expenditure of
publio money tor this purpose is far
away the best investment they can
make for the good ot the whole province.   The Lardeau, as far as it haa
been developed, has proved to be
quite as rich in bilver as the Sloean,
and more so in gold and copper. But
the Lardeau stands to-day in  the
same position as tne Sloean a year
ago���being connected with a shipping
point by a rough mountain trail. The
ten miles of road needed will not be
such an expensive undertaking as was
the Kaslo road, and could easily be
completed by the middle of the summer, Le. if commenced in good time.
The eyes of the mining communities
in Bevelstoke Division will be fixed
on the Government trom now on, and
there is not very much doubt that the
road will be built this year; but the
urgency ot the case demands that it
be commenced as soon as possible,
(:) SENATE HOTEL (:)
FRONT    STBEET       REVELSTOKE
FIELD & BOURKE, Proprietors.
First-Class Table.   Good Beds.   Everything New ami Clean,
LARGEST DINING ROOM IN TOWN.
The Bedrooms are warm and newly Furnished.
Best Brands of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Stoves!
Stoves 1
Tinware and Hardware bv the carload.
GROCERIES, PROVISIONS.
���CLOUit  AID   FEIB
STOCKED REGULARLY FBOM THE EAST.
T. L. HAIG,
NOTARY PUBLIC : REVELSTOKE, B. C.
Mining and Real Estate Broker and General
Commission Agent
FIRE, LIFE & ACCIDENT INSURANCE.
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE KOOTENAY SMELTING AND
TRADING SYNDICATE.
Dry Goods, Clothing,
RIGBY  WATERPROOFS   -o-   -o-    GENTS' 1-TUN1SHINGS
GENTLEMEN'S,
LADIES' k
CHILDREN'S
BOOTS, SHOES AND RUBBER GOODS.
agent for TEOUT LAKE CITY, KASLO CiTY, NAKUSP & other
TOWNSITES.
FRANK BEEGAN,
Grocer, Tea Dealer and
Provision Merchant,
REVELSTOKE,   B.C.
MILLINERY & MANTLES.
THE   LATEST   IN   FALL   SHAPES.
TRIMMED HATS,
RIBBONS, TRIMMINGS
AND FANCY GOODS,
LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S
FUR FINISHED MANTLES
HAM AND BACON A SPECIALTY.
FLOUR, FEED, HAY AND GRA IX,
RattlEF IN SlX HOTJBS.-DiBtTeSBiug
iiduey and bladder diseases relieved
in six hours by the New Great South
America)) Kidney Cure. Tbis new
remedy is a great surprise and delight to phvsioians on account of its
exceeding promptness in relieving
pain in the bladder, kidneys, baok
and every part of the urinary passages in male or female. It relieves
retention of water and pain in passing
it almost immediately. If you want
quick relief and cure this is your
remedy.   At Revelstoke Pbarmaoy.
WANTED,
A TANK BUILDER.-Apply to
0- H. Auks, Revelstoke Brewery.
A. McNEIL,
BARBER SHOP k BATHROOMS,
Front Street,
REVELSTOKE, B.C.
H. N. COURSIER,
REVELSTOKE.
BOURNE BROs.,
GENERAL MERCHANTS,
r
.'.Astonishingly Cheap.'. Revelstoke, New Denver
and Nakusp.
WE HAVE JUST REOEIVED A
CARLOAD OF STOVES!
RANGES.���Palace, Gem, Ideal, Jubilee.
COOK-STOVES.- Alberta, Jubilee, Clarence, Florence.
PARLOR STOVES.-Fraukliu, Eveuing Star. Keystone,
Sultana.
BOX STOVES.-Vulcan, Fulton, &e.
DEALERS    IN
GROCERIES
PROVISIONS
BOOTS & SHOES
FLOUR
FEED & OATS
AMMUNITION
HARDWARE
CLOTHING
MINERS' TOOLS
K. K. K.
THIS IS NOT A PUZZLE.
It is the trade name for
Kootenay Cough Gore
end a name that is becoming familiar
in every home in Revelstoke.
SAMPLE BOTTLE, 10c.
AT
Revelstoke Pharmacy
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
C. B. Hume & Company,
Bevelstoke Station.
THE
MADDEN HOUSE,
NAKUSP,
HUGH MADDEN, PropT.
The Bah is soman -titii tht*
Best brands of wines.liquora
and cigars.
Tho tooommodaationa ot tho Hotel are
the best,
ASSAYING.
GOID AND SILVER.
Guarantee-! ('orr**<;t ReMtltRa
Gold  13 00
Silvor    2 ����
Lead    1 00
Gold and Silver    �� 00
Gold, Silver and Lead ,-���   -�� oil
j/J] other awnya u\ m'.,il'-rnt<- BgorB,
i.Bud aaiTiulea l>y awll cr uxprubw,
jift-jjaid.
\Y,TIiob. Newm-***,
BEVELSTOKE TIME TABLE.
Atlantic Express, arrives 10.00 daily.
Pafiiflc        a "     16.55   "���
Cheapest, most reliable arid safe
nnte V) Montreal, Toronto, St. Pan),
Chicago, New York and Boston,
Rates |6 Ui $10 lowsr than any other
route,
Spemally flttod Colonist Cars, in
charge of a Porter, for the aocommo-
dation of Piissaangcrs holding hwoikI
class tickets. Pusw-ngers booked to
awl from all European points at
Ijowest Rates.
Low l,vreight, Rates. Quick despatch. Merchants will save money
hy imviiig their freight routed via
theC.P. R.
Full and reliable information given
by applying to
GEOaMcL. BBOWN,
Awt. devil Freight &gt, V'ocouvar.
or to I. T. BREWSTEB,
Ag't 0. P- R. Depot, Bftvola-tok*-.
OLD CLOTHES
Cleaned Repaired, Altered
aud put in good shape
AT
SAM NEEDHAM S.
PQWLAS ST., REYEL8T0KE,
DRY GOODS, PROVISIONS,
MINERS' SUPPLIES,
Harness,
CAN I OBTAIN A PAT-BUTT   fer a
' inara and tn boneat opinion, write to
N afc CO.. who bare bail neatly lift j- yenrs1
aipertenca hi Um patent btulneaw. Cooimonlca-
Mora,atriotty flintl'MtUa-i. A Handbook ol In-
formation oow-nmin* P�� tenia and bow to ob-
Ul�� UiraiMnt Int. Alaoi MUkHlueOf inccliau-
Ical ind ac-tentltlo boom, mil free.
Patent* lakwi tknnnti Slaw, A Co. neelvo
apecialiiiieieelntlieHHonll'Ic American, uii
lima are hrombt widely Utl-jrg the pnbHc with-
i irat ��*t to tlie Inrentor. Thia anlendtd poller,
Uwn��l ��,-����lr, nkxantly Ulna, rated, baa by far lb*
. lanteat circulation of any acUditlllc work In tlie
world, tt a year, 8ampl<- oiialea Mini (IH,
Building RRHOaVJil    " ���    "
��*,�����;, is cento.   r.Tury ,,i���,i,*i eniilaiua bean-
tZltttou. BhiRl*
Mail alaUa, in onlona, and iitioto-intpba of now
b���<w-L witl, |4m��, wialalrajjl l.ulUlerj to altnw th*
!����., dealKm a,,., aaatore -aiDtrnel*. Aridrena
kU.N-a* i Ua. New loan, IHI Suoanwiy.
6. I'KRRYBRRRY.
GENERAL BLACKSMITH
REVELSTOKE.
REPAIKH TO WAGONS, Eto.
HHOKI.NO  A   SPECIALTY.
Kooteuay Lake
SAW MILL,
KASI.O, B.C.
FLOUR, OATS, SHORTS AND ALL RINDS OF FEED.
DOORS, WINDOWS, BLINDS, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES,
WALL PAPER, Etc.
Giant Powder kept in stock at New Denver and*
Nakusp.
���*�����.. *
Q. O. BUCHANAN, PROP.
L TI MS E B,
ron|*h uml ilrww��il, Bhiuffld, fjiilhs,
Moiililn (.',,, HuhIii-h. |i,i���rfl,
(iliis.-, ftp,, ii I w ay H
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R.  HOWSON,
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, CaBkete,
Shrouds, &c.
KEVELSTOK1,    B.C.

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