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The Kootenay Star Aug 19, 1893

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No. 10.
u Browii SPA NlBL, with four White
foot and soiiio white ou face.���Return
to T. L. Haig, Revelstoke.
At Tappen Siding, at oboe, 10
good Woods Man, fj good Teamsters
aud ouo Blaoksiniiili.���Apply t'd
Jos. Genelle,
A very banileoiiie WINCHfeStER
RIFLE, quite uew and perfect, model
of 1886, Will not) cheap for eash.-
Apply at StaS olfoe.
Is hereby givon, thai in piirsliauoe
Of the Act, a Map or Plan lias thin
day been filed i'i the Department of
Lands and Works Betting forth the
Lands to bc taken by the qnid. Jtuil-
���yay for Right of Way purposes between Sta'iou 1300, near tlie confluence of the Elk and Kootenny
Rivers, theuce up the Elk River and
Kooteuay valleys to Station '23515, a
distance of 21- ihiles.
(Signed)        W. HANSON,
Managing Director.
. 4th August) 1893.
. A COUNTY COURT wiil be held
it Revelstoke, B. C, ou SATUBDATt
Septembei Kith, 1893, at tell o'clock
ReVbkoke, R.U.Aug. 9th, 1803.
Bald the owl to himself;   If the
moon I could get
���tyhi'm-Vof  I'm   dry,   my  throat I
could wet,
Tiie  moon  in a qtiarter.   With  a
qllnrter, I hear,
I can purchase five gallons of Hiro's
Root Beer.
I A 26c.package of Hire's Prepared
Boot Peer Will make five gallons of
the thost wholesome, healthful and
cooling temperance ^IriUk in existence. Just tbe thing fol* ihis
kevelstoke Pharmacy
itfOUSKE BROS. Prop's
B-est Accomodation . in the City,
Splendid Fishing, Boatiug, Hunting.
.first-class stock of
Wines- Spirits nud Cigars.
'front Late' City is tho nearest point
to the famous Lardeau Mines'.
All iiifofmafion given to proapeolttftj
and buyeffl of mining claims;
Charmingly situated on tbo bank of
the river, on the principal street,
dose t.o tho post-ollice aud
Qovofnniont buildings,
and hoarest to tho
first-class Table, (-rood Beds,
Kootenav Lake
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tlflp6.tr ^OOOft^lttf dlefrj
"A*  McNEIL,
IjAlvlJ'ili'H.nop* HATH ROOMS,
Mfilis-YoJEtfi -'���'-''
Mr. Wilson will conduct service in
the Presbyterian church to-morrow al
7.80 p.m '; Sabbath-school al     0
Messrs, John Abrahaoison and Albert
Stone left on Thursday morning for a
week'- sojourn al the Hot Springs.
Hon. Theodore Davie left ou the Ar.
Colnmbia Thursday morning for Lower
Knotrnay, ami will return here ou Wed
nesday's boat.
Dr. L G. Chamberlain oye specialist,
is in town to-day and cau be consulted
at Dr. McLean's drug store. He will be
at Rai.ff on Monday,
New Denver ban now two mail. each
wav weekly, Our weekly news budget
is now brought by Wednesday's boal
instead of Saturday's,
Rov. C. A. Proounier will preach In the
Methodist ohuroh lo-moirow ; morning
ut 10,80, evening ai 1.60. Sunday-school
in the church at 2.80,
Monday night's Paciflo Express was
11 honr.'i Into owing to the burning of a
trestle bridge near Portage la Prairie.
It Is said the lire was caused bj tmmjis. .
The Rev. F, Tolland will oortdiiet
Church of England services in the
schoolroom t. -morrow. Morning at 11;
evening at 7.30. Holy Communion at
morning eebioe,
Mr, Marpolo's private car has been
renovated and re numbered, and in the
stylish-looking No. 20 very few would
recognise the old familiar No. 88, ur.
M.'irpole went east on Monday,
Mr. Henry McLean, of Toronto, is iu
town on a visit to his ton, Dr. McLean.
Mr. McLean in ao favorably impressed
with our climate and scenery lhat he
will remain with us some months.
H. N. Coursier is offering wonderful
burgains in prints, muslins, dress goods
and millinery, which must be cleared
out at onon to make room for fall and
winter stuck. See his big advertisement
on fourth page,
Revelstoke Public School opened on
Monday with an enrollment of 30 children. An addition to the equipments
has been made iu thc form of a fine
new, clear-toued bell, lho gift of ex-
Trustee P. Fraser.
Rumor has it that a trip to the Hot
Springs is not the only object of Fi'ud
Ablin's trip south Thursday morning,
It is said a certain little .Swedish girl
from New York will meet him atSpokane
and return with Mm to Revelstoke.
If tbe appearance of our streets can
be taken as a criterion there must be
quite a number of men out of work.
Here's a good chance for some of them.
Ten woodmen, five teamsters and oue
lilaoksmltU arc wanted at Tappen Siuing
The Royal Agricultural and Industrial
Society of British Columbia will hold
its annual exhibition at New Westminster
on tbe four days commencing Tuesday,
September 2Gth. Substantial prizes are
offered, and an excellent programme of
sports will bo provided. Entries for the
show close on Monday, Sept. 18th.
Thc steamship Miuv.-era sailed on her
second return trip from Vancouver to
Australia on Wednesday, earning a full
cargo, There passed through Revelstoke
11 carloads of binders and agricultural
machinery from the Deering Manufacturing Co. of Chicago, aud 10 carloads
of merchandise from Ontario, all for
shipment by the Miowora.
Great excitement is prevailing at tho
boundary town o'. Bonner's Ferry over
(be discovery of l'icli quarts! lodges of
free-milling gold near the Moyie River,
alioul 95 miles from its month, and ou
the Port Steele trail, This would place
the goldfield almost ou the boundary
line. Eonuer's Ferry is almost depopulated by the rush to lhc MoJiS, and
Nelson and Kaslo bid fair to follow
Edward Holmes, the pedestfain journalist, who is "hoofing il.' from Mont-
trcal to Vancouver along Hie C. P. R.
track, arrived iu Revelstoke about SAO
on Monday evening,, haviug walked 36
miles that day lie greatly admired the
���midline scenery coming through tbe
Selkirks, which was a great relief after
the hot plains of Manitoba and the
Northwest* After a good night's sleep
at Hie Viotoria he started over the long
bridge westward.
.Mr. C. Lindmark (C. B. Hume k Co.)
returned from Vernon on Wednesday,
where he attended tbe financial me, ting
of the Methodist ohuroh of Kamloops
district a3 a delegate in company with
the Kev. 0, A. Procuniar, Mr. Liud-
murk wns most agreeably nnrptlsed at
the beauty of Vernon and vicinity, lie
says it ii the garden spot ol the provinoe,
and thu linn buck buildings give the
town a solid, substantial Appeara- c< A
Held of magnificent wbeftl was being
cut by machinery, the ground being as
level as a billiard table and tho Held
1,000 acres in extent.
property right away, so at to ship ore as
" as possible, Tbo Silver Cop ore is
ol nnnsiial richness, picked samples
'; vini' assavei as I igb ��� 2 000 oz, in
silver to the h n. The Bine is easy of
access from the main trail and abont
Ini miles .'roe tbe Northeast Aim, the
shipping point for ih" large oteambonts.
Th only drawback is tbe small width
of lhe vei -22 inches.
Several specimens of auriferous rock
iii- ��� been brought in during the week,
samples of which aSBay from eighl to
len ounces of hold to the ton. One of
the ledges is claimed to go over 12 oz.
per ton, but no regular assay has been
made nf this las'
Knnio ni' re nickel claims have boen
locati il and i .;;; il samplts of ore have
bei i, . I i in rl out with tho nbjeel of
obtaining sstii iates ir thi oob| of reduction, ke Thr Iirsl discovery of
nickel in this distl'iot buiuy ouly about
five weeks old it is not yet known with
any certainty whether it it will pay lo
work it in the face of the high transportation rates. It is however, the
opini'iii of many practical miners that
the nickel in this dislrict, if found in
anv quantity, will eventually become
more valuable than the galena,
R. E. H. Maunsel, wbo in company
wiih J. Kiuman Bas been getting out
lumber for Cook k Hamilton's hotel, is
on the sick list. While chopping a log
hia axe glanced off a knot aml'strnok bis
left loot jnst above the instep, laying it
open for lie.' length of ft linger and
severing some of the sinuivs. He is able
to got around a little with the aid of u
pair of crutches, but will probably be
unable to dispense with their assistance
for a month.
Messrs. Cook & Hamilton eipect to
have their new hotel completed bv the
20th inst It will be tbe largest building
in Trout Lake City, having a frontage
of 70 feet. Meanwhile Tom Hamilton
is doing a rushing business at the temporary stand across the street.
Geiu'. I iigi "i
m eeal estate & m.
Sale of
a Specialty;
ifbliil nui: nvs COBREsI'ONDESt]
Timer Lake I'm, Aug. 8th.
Messrs. Under and Diok8oh, ol the
Monte Cristo jMii.iug Co,, left town on
Monday after tbeir trip np the mountains to the Great Northern chum. 1 hev
eipresaed a high opinion ol tbe im*" ,
and, In fact, tbe country genctally. It
is picbi'.lii'' that lbe -''i i' Northern wil!
Ite bonded at. an early dap..
M','!("iki*n,nf the thinker Hii! mine,
ban ct���*'���; '��� toil  his ai r&i r i lents   ���..!':
" ���   d ti   be -iii n ' "���  and Int ���
Havi fitiuniber ul mor ������' ���������'- ah ihi
New DitNVEit, Aug, 14th.
The hew telegraph line has reached
New Denver, and the wires are being
stretched along lhc lake shoro towards
Naknsp, which place it should roach in
a few days.
The wagon road is now within a short
distance of the forks, ami.will he completed to tbir, town as soon as possible.
It is stated that three of the claims in
the Gr.idy group have been bonded for
$100,000, which shows that silver has
still soiiie. ulav.ucli ntrpportovs. This
group consists of seven olaims, the iirst
of which was located in May, 1892. M.
Grady, O, Laalz, L 11. Briggs and Jim
Buckley are thc owners. On the Alpha
there is one cf tho biggest surface showings in Ihe camp, and numerous assays
have shown that the ore is of very high
Between 20 and SO men aro employed
at the Washington mine, and sufficient
development work has been done to rate
tho mine us a ��800,0000 property,
Sales of lota iu the McGillivray town-
site arc reported daily, and doubtless as
soou us the railway is oompleted to the
head of Sloean Lake wo shall have a
boom that will beat Basic's record of
lust spring,
P.O. Inspector Fletcher has made a
tardy recognition of our postal requirements. We aro now favored with two
mails a week.
Pi Mclnuis ia about to build a now
store, ou the completion of which be
will at once transfer his stook from his
present "two by four" premises,
F, E, Ward of Spokane in paying us a
visit and looking aftei the mining to'
(crests of F, E. Lynch of that city.
station built. Thin is revei'siiij, the
order of things as tbey do it it Kaslo.
There they built Ibo station first, but if
is hardly likely tbey will havo any Use
for it this veat,
Among recent arrivals are Mr O,
Whittled; aid futnily from Kaslo, who
will build a residence n.s soon :h lumber
can be obtained. Mr. Holland, anntlier
new arrival, has suoh confidence in Naknsp lhat lie has invested considerably
in real estate.
alt'i.. Mai'tin, who bar, had a pleasure-
able stay here of several weeks, I, it lust
week to join her btiBband on Ihe Skeena
River, to the gr-at regret of a large
circle of Nakusp friends.
That a wharf was badly needed in Na-
knsp was a point conceded by everybody, and the Inhabitants were greatly
rejoiced when the present one wus built,
Rut lhey oo not rejoice any more. It
was understood the Townsite Company
bail promised to pi-mine a free landing-
place al the fool of Sloean Ave., bin the
ov tiers ol lhe wharf are now charging a
ptetty Stiff figure on all freight landed
there for private citizens. This is a
grievance which the Townsite Co. should
remedy at once if they wish to prevent a
great injury to tbe growing trade of tha
Great complaints are beiug made as
to the inadequate steamboat service at
present, aud the question is being asked
"Why was tbe Lytton tied up just as
the railway construction started?" It
is impoesible to got lumber brought
down promptly, and when it does arrive
(two or three weeks behind time) the
consignee has to supply mon to unload
it, the boats being wofully shorthamled.
Building operations are delayed, there
being such a largo amount of freight for
the railway that lumber cargoes have to
eitahd aside. There is no doubt that if
the steamboat company is "a benefit to
the district," as waa stated by one of thc
owners a short timo ago, it is very evident the Interests of the district stand a
very poor show compared with the in-
tefests* of the steamboat company.
Down With High Prices For
Electric Belts.
?1,55, $2.65j $3.70 j former prices $5, $7,
$10, Qualty remains the same���16 different styles; dry battery arid acid belts
������mild or strong current. Less than half
tbe price of any other company andmora
home testimonials than all the rest together. Full list free. Mention this
yaper. W. T. EABR & CO. Windsor, Oat.
Nakusp, Aug. 10th.
The town lo orowded, .'-ome arc here
through idle curiosity, but most have
some speculative purpose lu view, Frofti
nil sides ���'��� in;'.; the din nf hammer and
saw. Many new buildings aie going
np mnl lhc .lima nd for lumber is greatly
ill esceii, ol the suiipl The large store
for Jordan a- Co.. on the corner of Lake
Ave,, and Bay Strict, is maritig completion. Two cottngi residences are
being built on Hii can Ave, and the
Colored people aro building a large
lions.' mi Pine Streel.
Lake ami Slooan Avenues seem to bo
mostly favored ly huildi rn. Rouses
are rapidly going np '��i belli sides .'ind
thc blaokoncd Btninpn ire giving place
to neat d-u'Jliiigs and handsome stoics
all over the towiiBitc, A large hotel is
shortly tn bc commenced on the corner E
of 'Sh'Ciin Ave. and Broudwuy, This
will place Nakusp in Ihe front rank for
hotel aooommodation
Messrs. Doherty k Vinas have started
a cafe restaurant, and are already receiving a large share ol public patron-
KgH. They apieiid nn excellent table and
tbe attendance leaves nothing to be dc��
Among the new Bton s to open up is
lhat ,.f Mr. John OumtfilnRS, an old
Revelstolaiau. J Lis otncll bun jtlst or*
rived, and is flonsidefod Brit ohms, Wc
nil ���������)V,i ''I'uck' tlio best of BtlocosH ill
bla otSibarkation, single-handed, upon
lbe commercial aea, and trust that, he
will become one of tlm solid merohftnt
"' i:'": of tlm fteulth City,
T'.e Miiiie.p lailwo) i'< now graded
I'J r.cvora.1 mlltiD, bill tit ?'it wc have nd
Gold Quartz and Pinter Claims
Receutly Located.
Every day brings good reports from
tbe gold country up river. Gils Lund
arrived down on Tuesday with very fine
samples from his quartz ledge on Mo-
Cnllop.li Creek. The rock is thickly encrusted witb free-milling gold in such
quantity that if the rest of the ledge ��t
all equals the sample it will be worth
about 8700 per ton���nearly 40 ounces;
Tho sumple is now on view at thc otliee
of Mr. A. H, Holdich. assayer. The
vein is from 18 fo 20 inches m width
nnd has been traced for over a mile, the
precious metnl being discernible all the
way, Mr. Lund has some fine ore on
the dump and will send down a tou by
pack train this fall for shipment to San
Our correspondent, who has spent six
weeks in Big Bend, camo down last
Saturday. lie first visited the McKeuzie
hydraulic wows, Thoy bad jnst got
started lor the season's work, rather late
on account of tho heavy snowfall, but
will be Inking out the bullion in a week
nr two. They bad already obtained a
quantity of small gold in clearing away
tlie ground for their sluices, one nugget
beiug worth JJ5, High water had prevented their making much headwoy,
The next camp in situated at the bead
of McCullogh Creek, whero the genial
(Jus Lutid baa his residence, Here
BOtne half dozeu tents nre pitched, and
their eleven occupants aro earnestly eu-
gaged in the business of scurching for
the precious metal. A number of good
cluiiiiB have been slaked bum, the most
successful prospectors so far being W,
Liosi e, who has n I foot ledge carrying large lumps of free-milling gold ;
Sam Douclnimp bus some very lino ore
in siilpbiuetn; Jas McOreary a 13-inob
ledge very r'ch iu free geld. This claim
was located IiibI year, and is now in an
ad'.aiiced slate of development. Mr,
MeCrcaiy bus also a 8-inch ledge which
is rioh in fir ��� gold and growB better and
linger as it goes down, This ledge i>!
nhio considerably developed. Oils liiind
hie; Iwn claims, one 18 ami thc other a
10 inch ledge, both showing a lot of freo
gold. C, B, Hume oomeH next with a
good Winch ledgo of sulpliuiets with
visible gold. 0. Lindmark has a very
good claim wbieh. when some work has
bei n don'e on it, will rauli n i ono of lhc
be;'; gold ��� ������. oi iii lh( country,
I Andy Hunker's claim will have to be
j tiponea np b'jf'jrc luything clu bo wid
cb uf the quality, but it is not unlikely
Hint it aill develop into a paying ledge
as soo,] ns ji is nn. overed. ,T M. Douglas bus a ledge located ifl good qimrtz,
carrying BulphnretB. W. C. Di nglns
has a similar one, and both claim- buve
a very ToniHi.g appearance. The Mc
In tyre Bt03., Jami aDd Jehu, have four
locution-, on tli top uf the mountain.
Tbey were staked in the snow, and do
not show any Well defined lend.
A now placer claim has been -lo ated
Just abopve the Last Chntice claim, nnd
present indication** go far to shin that
ibn groumf is licfi right do*u to bedrock.
All tbe above, ure on McCullogh Creek,
which empties into Gold River, a tribu-
tai'y of the Columbia A few miles
further up Gold liner is French Creek,'
anil lu ic is situated the Consolation.
Gobi .Mine, which hus been successfully,
worked for several years and m,.i,\ g'liofl.,
sized, nuggets takeri out. A half-inierest"
has just been bought by Messrs Mc-
Cie.uy and Williams, of Event, Wash.'
and work will be vigorously pushed tbie
season. They commenced putting down
a slope ou the 7th. the tunnel being too'
long to truck tbe dirt out. Tbey expect
to tup some rich ground inside of a'
month, and the slopo will be utilized.
jU Smith Creek, ou Iho opposite, or
western; side of the Columbia, the Sol
Holden Mine is turning out over $o per
day per man. Last week they bud to'
shut down for several days on account
of a (ailing tree carrying away part of
tbeir flume.
The veteran prospectors, Johu Boyd'
and Tom Bain, have been operating in'
Big Rend for some weeks past. They
camo down a short lime ago, and it
leaked ont that they had sl'.uck something rich in the vicinity of Downie'
Creek, and when Boyd weut back again
lie was accompanied by J M. Kellie,'
M.P.P., wbo is said to be the banker for
tbe outfit. Bain was cailud away to
Vancouver by the severe illness of oie
ol his children. It is believed that tbey
hnvu got a good thing ou DowOio Creek,'
as John Boyd is known as one of the'
best and most reliable prospectors in the'
provinoe, On iheir return to Revelstoke'
news of a valuablo discovery of goldT
may be expected.
Other claims are those of F. Sullivan1
and O. McLoo'l, three locations ou Mc-
Cnllogb Creek; Jas, Scott on Freuch
Grfiek ; and Gus Lund a placer claim.
C. Lambkin and E. Pardee are doing
well witb their placer on Smith Creok.
A. Hunker and partnei havo started for
Canoe River. They will have a hard
time with the high water.
Boyd and Bain shot two cariboo while'
at Gold River, which proved a welcome addition to the larder of the whole'
oamp, fresh meat being a luxury. W.'
E Losee shot a fine b'laok bear, which1
furnished some excellent steaks. Oc
his way to Revelstoke last week he shot
a large bear op tbe trail, skinned it, ami
spread the skin on the Iiushe3 to dry.'
leaving the carcase for the wolves nr the'
passing prospector, if the meat was not*
too " high."
A. McCleary has returned from an un-J
availing attempt to get into Rig BcdcI
via Douald and Kinbasket Lake, but or^
account of tbe high water at Gold River
(not the Gold River mentioned above)
be could not pans that point, and had to
roltirii to Kev, lstoke and go in the usuar
way. He says, however, the river conlJ'
easly be made navigable from Donaldf
o Kinbasket Lake, and he thinks the.
time will come when the importance of
Big Bend goldfichls will make the Dominion aud'Provinoial Uoverumeuts and
mining capitalists ro eager to get there'
tbat the river, ns the cheapest highway,'
will be made uagivable right around Rig
Bond from Donald to Revelstoke.
[continued .next week.J
Eye Specialist,
Representing tbe Philadelphia Optica?
at Winnipeg aud
���Iphia, l'a.,
will be at Revkutoke Saturday, August1
10th; Vernom Thursday, Aug. 17th;'
Banff, Monday ami Tuesday, Aug.
21st and 22nd.
Ife is the only Eye Specialist iu the
West, giving attention to the scientific
fitting or glasses by a new method, that
reston i Bight and cures headache aud'
dizziness in all cases, Call and get circulars for particulars at Dr. McLean's1
drug store.
H, holdich,
Oi Bwansea and Wigan,
Analytical CUeiuinl x Assayer/
N��LSU\I, B.C.
Lardeau and Slocau Prospects1
Hov.se Painter, Paper"
hanger and Graiufr-
Ptr-Ki^AtiF '���** iNU 1    WlOLLl,   UU1    1UU   VVLLL,
'. ;i i.',' loved." -ti * -aiil.
' Man is w ia'*���U id U dread."
Thi uhilil can just, run alone now, and
lisp hii mother'a name in that sweet baby
language which is earth's most exquisite
music to a anther's ears. If'.- is a lovely
little fellow, wuh big, .slurry eyes, and soft
gold hair, and winning coaxing ways,whioh
did as they would with nil womeukind,who
hud uiytliing to do with him.
Lauraine kneels therefor a moment under
the great oak trees, and holds him clasped
to her heart.
������ We will take him home, nurse," she
st,y��. looking up at tlie stately personage
who is his guardian, and who adores him
with all her soul.
"YiiU'iu't carry him, my lady, audit
is too far for him to walk," she says,
"Oh, yes. Lady Etwynde and I will
carry him between as," answers Lauraine.
"Darling, how strong and big ho gets!
There, utke mother's hand, Isn't he de-
lighted, Lady Ktwynde, to como with us?"
" He seems so," smiles her friend,
"Farewell to philosophy now, Lauraine.
King liahy pats everything els.; into the
" It is wonderful, is it not ?" says Lauraine, with something of the old bright
smile. " I wonder how I could ever have
lived without him. He seems to hold all
mv heart m these two wee Iiand3 of his."
"I have wondered," says Lady Etwyude
.Iroimily, "it seems an odd thing to say,
perhaps, hut I have often wondered at women who arc mothers 'going wrong,' as people express it. I could understand a wife,
bad as it is; but to forsake your children,
your own flesh and blood, for the sake of a
man's love���well, it must he a sort of delirious frenzy, 1 suppose, And do you know
it is not always flighty women���careless
women���who aston'sh us by a faux pat. It
is sometimes the quietest and most unlike-
"\ es," answered Lauraine, very quietly;
"these esses are so totally different to the
lookers-on,   They only see the result, not
whai leads up to it."
" It i.s diflioalt to know what to tliink,"
says Lady Ktwynde. " I have known people marry for love, for money, for rank,
for e uiveiiienco, for obedence's sake, for
duty's sake, and yet I don't know ot one
siucle really happy marriage. The lovers
have got sick of each other in a yoir, the
moneyed pair are miserable, the others indifferent, unfaithful, erratic, as the case
may be. Is it any wonder, Lauraine, that
1 give the business a wide berth 1"
" Vou are fortunate to he able to please
yourself, says Lauraine, bitterly ; " it is
not every woman who can do that."
" No, I suppose not," says her friend,
thoughtfully, " And then it's a case of
' what can't be eared must be endured.' Is
baby too heavy lor you ? Let me carry him
now I"
" I wonder what nukes him shiver so?
says Lauraine, anxiously. " I don't think
nurse outfllt to have brought him out such
a cold afternoon."
"And we haven't a shawl or wrap ot any
description," says Lady Etwynde. "Yes,
he does look cold. There, I'll turn his face
away from the wind. We shall soon he
home. Why, how troubled you look, my
dear. When you have a nursery full of
little plagues, you won't fidget about one
so much."
But, despite her cheery words, sbe hurries on as fast as her feet can carry her.
The littic fellow shivers constantly during
that passage through the avenue, and glad
indec I is she when the ruddy blaze of lights
and lire gleams from the great dark old
"H? will soon be warm now," she says,
iheerfuily, when thty reach the house.
Lauraine and herself take oil'his hat and
coat, and sit down with him before the
groat blazing tire in the hall, and chafe his
litlle cold hands and feet until he crows
and laughs, and seems to have quite recovered himself again.
Tbe two womeu sit there and have tea
brought to them, and administer some to
baby, who appreciates it immensely. Thoy
play games with him, and sing nursery
rhymes, and, in fact, have an hour ot the
simplest, and perhaps also the purest enjoyment that women can have. Then nurse
comes, ami he is carried off to be I. ,; is :
rosy, boisterous, his pretty...;. ter
ing down the wide oak staircase, his eyes
beaming star-like down on his mother's
face so long as ever she remains ; i sight,
When he is fairly gone the two friends
ensconce themselves comfortab y el re
the great fireplace.
A footman enters with the post-bag, and
hands it to his mistress.    Lauraine unlocks
it, and takes out its contents.     She hai   ���
two rr three letters to Lady Gtw
glances carelessly at her own.    One
sees, is from her h isl ui I, the
sudden wave of colour   irii
On    tc i well ihe knows I   ���
characters,   " Why does he wr te to
she t..inks passionately.    " i in
try in i let nie forgel
Lady I'. vynde is ed        er ov
r irrespon len n.    Lauraii e   he     y tea
pen the en dope i i. i ike
loBCly -overed.    The   ���"������
my pi ; iiiiiile, or fonnd mo
" Pi rhaps I o ighl nol to w e
Yoa gave me no p irmission to lo
;. i I ���" Lown ; but, all tho ia ne, I feel I
must. Il is only i week nnce you went
away. How long au eh mbe! [can't
make up my mind whore to go, I have
heaps of invitations, I ut ' n I ire to 11-
c.pt any of thom, Mrs, Woollffe ind hor
ulei ������ nro it ?oai iorou ;h, hej ; i lo Trou-
vill ��� ifterwarda. I may join them, Desp to
eccentricities, tbey suit me hettei I an
Knglish people. How is the'Ladye?' Is
she pursuing culture amidst I ��� .
gran leur of Northumbrians i< , arid do
the bore or entertain you ? Perha|
use to ask questions, for you have ie er
promised to write, Would you do
so, I wonder, li I told you what, a
prut, g��cat pleasure it would bo
to iue : and I think you know some'
thing nl the emptiness of my 'oi". Do not
fancy I am complaining, or tl it I wish to
excite your pity. I only leave :'������ to yourself and your own kind-heartedness, I
won't even plead the old 'boy and girl'
claim now. With you, Lauraine, I hive
always felt more as ii spoaking to my ell in
a way���you have so muoh comprehension,
so mi 'li sympathy, You know thcni are
[ewpenph to whom We ever open  up our
rai solves, and most of us go through life
roally strangers to thoso who think they
know us best.   But with you and me this
will never be.    We have stood heart to
heart in our childish days, and known to
the full cach other's faults,  weaknesses,
capabilities.    How often you used to lecture
me on my selfishness, my headstrong will,
my impulsiveness.    Ah me I how often that
i sweet little child-face of yours looks back
! at me from the mists of the past.   I have
j only to close my eyes and I see you, oh, so
1 plainly, in your simple cotlon  frock, and
j with your great eyes upraised to mine.   I
un even feel the touch of your lit tie hand on
| my arm; and yonr voice���will ever a woman's
i voice on the face of (tod's OPrth thrill my
I soul and calm my wild heart as yours has
I done, and docs. Oh I the pity of it all j the
j pity of it	
" My pen is running away with me, my
thoughts arc no lonier under my control.
As I sit alone here, I hear a band in the
street below playing x sad waltz air, an air
that we danced to ouoe, this season that is
over. How it brings you hack to me. I can
see the colour of the dress you wore, I feel
the seems ef the flowers in your breast; you
are floating by my side and your heartbeats
close to mine. All I ihe masic ceases: you
arc gone ? I am looking out on the evening
sky ; purple and gold and amethyst, the
clouds bordered with a fringe of fire as the
sun just sinks away, Perhaps y.ou
are looking ou tho same sky ; perhaps your
thoughts���. But no, I will not dare to say
that. It is so hard, Lorry, oh, so hard to
think that we arc not nowii3 we wcre. Do
you think Ihavegrown sentimental? I, who
was always so rough and wild and impetuous, and laughed to scorn the milk-and-
water of poetry? No. I think you will
know whal it is lhat is in me, and why I
feel like this: as the thoughts flow into my
mind, ir.y hand traces thom just as in those
past happy days. lean put into words for
you, and you alone, the strange feelings aud
wild imaginings that no other human being
ever suspects me of possessing. This is u
long letter. Perhaps you will smile ai it.
I should not wonder; but, in any case,
don't visit its folly on the writer, who is
now and always ���V'ours only,
In the reddened glow of the tire-blaze
Lauraine  reads  these  words.    Her eyes
grow dark and misty; u strange soft trouble
takes possession of her heart,
" Ho is quite right," she thinks, "We
two stand to each other in quite a diflerent
light to what we do toiinycneelse. It was so
natural once to speak to each other like this;
but, though I thought 1 knew Keith, I am
afraid I did not. I never gave him credit
for such depth of feeling. I thought after
that day, he would forget me And, after
all "
A heavy sigh breaks from her lips, She
folds tlie letter together, and puts it in her
pocket. Her husband's lies on the table,
"Sir Franois is a good correspondent,"
remarks Lady Ktwynde. "Is he enjoying
his cruise ?"
" Sir Francis I" murmurs Lauraine.
vaguely. "I���I have not read his letter
" I beg your pardon I" exclaims Lady
Ktwynde, hastily, and colouring with em
harassment. It has not occurred to her
that long, bold, manly scrawl could be
from anyone but Sir Francis. Lauraine
takes up the other letter now. No closely
covered sheets here, Rather a different missive :
"Df..ui Lait.aivk,
"Weather beastly ; everyone out of sorts.
Awfully slow, it it wasn't for Lady Jean,
Hope you ami the boy are all right. Ask
some paople for next month. The Salomans will come baok with me.���Yours,
"Fiia'.i is Vavasour,
"P.S.���Will write and say what date to
CX'p.'Ct US."
"Husbands don't trouble to write long
letters," remarks Lauraine, folding up this
curt epistle. "Sir Francis is going to bring
the Ualoman's here next month. I wonder
wh il on earth Liny -lean wili do with her-
���'She will organise ai! aorta of entertainments, ind turn the place upside down,"
answers Lady itwynde. "Are you going
to h ive , larg ��� party!"
"I suppose ao. I am sorry for it. 1
hoped  to h    i a    ng spell  of rest and
fill isk -   .- mother, I suppose?'
" M" mol La rail - ii irts and looks
���' i   -.     "I���I 'ion':   know.     I
thought a   utit yet."
'��� 1 wo-, ie: what is :;. the ba  : gr
thinks twynde to   lerselt,    'She
��� :    ��� ��� ' get on :;.'.��� er
Did she       i Lauraine
n irrj Sir Francji     . ���
the girl had sufl treng     ol mind to
p      :-. .....    -'.., om
���   . I0WS,
         !     ���:     lore dinner
igain ���"������- ol
Vthi   torn
fonder what 1     ight to do     ihe
.��� rous to go on with
. ��� o different to ju I
- is tw i to w . il ;��� wo del ���', m oul idi r
And tho      . en iway now,
j, i   ii   .,,.,,
I '.'.!,'  ui".'- :
���    ���      <        I     part ��� .' 'ei:' ���
.������   parte.     An I   the   p ior   (allow
[ do,   I know '    ���        there is
.��� ��� irt, any dang     the tw
.      ' ... I  pari
i and .���'...:���
n the third vol
sure to  '��� ���." .'        ,'i". igl       ,     . .
here     ild be a     rd v .     .   ,
, , , Ah, 1-ir mo, whi
��� i     . ������   \
With  a  wee      ug    thai   end
thoughl ishe lo era   iy,
Far enough ;   ihe from   ��� easing
whal will won put I
VI, mm ile the Lady Etwyn
i he! in I 0' ' -' ������" I,
genuinely fond of 1      no    . .
thai       has i ime inward tronbl ��� weighing
on hor mind, and yet she -I������������'
nature, oi en appear to notli ���
knows the girl is pnre-mimli tl
mtrolli       nil   si    havo    boen    other
womon, ' h >,  henoal li a fiudden tempting
,. Hi. ���, wild Incomprehensible pai ion
have! n Iron thoir high estato. And thero
ia that ni and aboul Lauraine that bo-
trays th il ho lotild love i'"ry deeply, vi ry
n id ly with that absorption ol hei ioi!
into what she lovi   th il is so clangorous i
lev ���,  ���
.. ii
weaK, iue piii.'iii, tne prosaic, tne cold, SUOIl
a nature as this is quite incomprehensible,
To the iinteinpiedit is so easy to be strong ;
to the cold, so e��3y to be virtuous. The conquest of self seems so possible when you
have not to count the cost. To yourself ? ah
no, not to yourself, but to one other who is
all the world to you, and whose pain aud
sorrow intensity your own till the agony
grows too much for human strength to bear.
Lady Ktwynde had no personal experience
to guide her through this maze of conclusions ; hut sho had an immense amount of
sympathy, and an infinite tenderness of
nature. It pleased her to veil and deny this
to the world lit large, but ll made her all the
more beloved by the chosen fow whom she
neither could nor would deceive,
For Lauraine she had conceived a strong
liking, not the mere pretty, gushing fancy
that stands in lieu of friendship wiih so
many women of the world ; but an earnest
and appreciative affection that would serve
aud stand by her all li3r life. She had a
shrewd suspicion I lint all was not right
with her; some care, some secret trouble,
was preying on her mind, she felt assured.
" Perhaps, in time, she will tell me," she
thinks to herself. " I hope she may. I
might help her. Brooding over these tilings
wiih one's self always makes them worse.
What a woman can't talk of is bad for her.
It cats into her heart and life, and absorbs
all that is best in both. There is a disdain,
a weariness about Lauraine unnatural in
one so young. Sho loves her child, that
one can see ; hut apart and aside from him
she seems to have no life, no interest.
Apathy, indifference, despair; those are not
things that should he about her yet; but I
know they are.   And why?"
The dinner-bell sounds, and puts au end
to her reflections, and she goes down the
great oak staircase in her floating, artistic
draperies, and despite her beauty and her
picturesqueuess. actually has the had taste
to murmur, " What a comfort there are no
men here I"
The storm that threatened at sunset fulfils its prediction as night draws ou. Lauraine, lying awake in her bed, hears the
howling ofthe wind, the fierce rush and
sweep of the rain, the far-oil' roar of angry
waves that dash against the dreary iron-
bound cliffs.
Once, suddenly, amid lhe noise of the
elements, she fancies she hears a strange
sound from the adjoining room, the room
that she has turned into a night nursery,
that hercliild may be as near hcraspossible.
She sits up and listens ; hut all is still.
Again she lies down, but a restless, troubled feeling is on her. Sleep seems impossible. She rises and puts on a loose white
dressing-robe, and, softly opening the door
of communication, steps into the nursery.
A night-light is burning dimly, the lire
in the grate throws a fitful blaze around.
She moves swiftly to the little laoo-curtain-
edcot, and bends over the child.
What, is it she hears that blanches her
face with terror, that strikes cold and chill
to hor heart?
Her arms are round thc little figure ; a
cry arouses the sleeping woman in her bed
beside the little cot. She springs up and
3ees her mistress, and in an instant is Iiy
her side.
Too well she knows the meaning of that
bourse, strange sound. The cold and cruel
wind has done its work. In another moment the household is aroused. The Btill-
ness of the night is all one tumult, of voices
and feet. Lady Etwynde, startled by the
noise, goes straight to Lauraine's room, and
finds it untenanted ; but there in the nursery, with a face white with despair, a vague,
pitiful terror in the eyes that turn from the
little figure in her arms to the pitying faces
around, sits the poor young mother.
The struggles for breath, the hoarse,
horrible cry that once heard is never forgotten, tell Lady Ktwynde their own tale.
Someone has taken a horse and gone for a
doctor. The usual remedies of hot hath and
steam have heen applied, They can only
wait, wait in that agony of suspense which
is the cruellest suffering of life. Weeping, frightened, the little crowd fill the
room. The mother alone is dry-eyed
and calm. Her voice from time to time
wakes ihe silence with all the fond and
tender word? the baby ears have gtown
familiar with. Sometimes a quiver of agony
passes over her faco as she sees the terrible
suffering, as the lovely star-like eyes gaze
up at her ina wondering, imploring way,
seeming to beseech help and ease from
one who loves him so.
Tne night, wears on. The leaden-footed
hours drag thoir way wearily towards thc
liawn.   Slowly thc wind dies away in sob-
��� ing sighs ; slowly the silver streak of
coming day paints all the black and lower-
. mds that roll stormily aside.
And thon at last the doctorcomes, and
the little figure is taken from its mother's
arms. Another hour goes onto join the
rank of thoso so weighted witli agony snd
(ear, And with it coos on suspense ; with
it flickers the littlo lifo in those cruel spasms
of pain : :!' kera more and more faintly,
.'. ���     "1   '���'      hope   lhat  only fades into
I -a   reak    lhe brightness of the
ni i  i iy burst i ipon i waking world that
il with life,   lint the brightness
>olden sun        i upon s baby lace,
.      i;  'ill and painless no*
aether's    n ist, ana something
.' .i not     "    ,   .ess ol the morning
i hi     earl   stilling its throbs,
.,'    :   ',   Ol '   'I.
Hei ���      '. long ii
��� touch with pitying words,
ner fri it, 1 itrivea to draw hor from ihal
room.   In cain,
"��� .1   ���    |(l f'i ,"ii whero tlio
III, 10 ca ii now ; her
���hi  the lovely  littlo
I ice;   y '��� io wil I,    i pasui mate, ho on-
i u I their gaze.
i    i only        i he li 11 nol   lefl mo,"
I  '..������, ,/, 'H ; it ind aside
10 '   v.'    '       '    " 'I".
:      Lady Etwyn Ic hade thom ill go out,
���. I. '.    Lviralm     ido,    The
���   :.   ; hei ' .   . hei jonlli hoarl wat
; at tl ��� s ghl ������'I .i i mu'". blank su for-
" li ar, do iry and realize It, she wills-
:. tend irly " It ishard, terribly hard,
I I >i ���. But (or lum, doubtloss, ll la best,"
Lauraini roie to her loot, and
,, i i.1 inkly around. The hath, the
i.lu,1 .'is, the paraphernalia of thai brief
llln ': the sunlighl streaming In through
if, window j tho little figure ro still, so
��� ���. n ��� '. s ill, iill struck ni her withn dull,
li u Ii   ;.i ii, iiii ol something missing  ,
Then a low moan broke Irom her lips.
"Oh, God ! lot me die too?"
That awful day of pain and grief rolls on.
To Lady Etwynde it seems the most terrible
she has ever known. Lauraine has passed
from one fit of unconsciousness into another.
They watch and tend her in ever-increasing
fear. La/ly Etwynde has telegraphed to
London for a physician, and also to .M rs.
Douglas and Sir Francis, though she fears
the latter will not receive her message
without considerable delay, owing to the
uncertainly of his movements.
In the darkened house they all move with
bushed steps; and in one room, where noise
and merriment had been so rife but yesterday, thore is something lying white and
still, with llowers piled high upon its snowy
covering. Something from whose angelic
beauty all trace of earth has passed, something in whose presence all grief is stilled,
and tears forget to How.
Again and again doos Lady Etwynde steal
into that room and gaze on tbe exquisite
face on which deatli has left no shadow of
dread, no trace of pain. It seems as if
only tlle mystery of sleep had sealed the
marble lids, and left that strange, soft
tance-like calm upon the onco restless
I be little sinless soul must be happy now,
she lliinks; but, oh I the agony that is left,
the awful sense of loss, loneliness, despair,
through which that robbed and paralysed
motherhood must wade . . . the deep
waters ere comfort is reached . . , when
every sight and sound will bring hack the
memory of loss, when every child's voice
vill strike sharp as a knife to the aching
heart that holds the echo of but one. Alus,
alas I for the desolation of this sad young
life, that, clinging but to one joy amidst ail
the Btorms and sorrows and weariness
around, sees it snatched suddenly from its
hold, and looks out on a future blank and
desolate as a starless night, where all is
shrouded from sight and touch, and every
landmark obliterated.
Another day comes to replace the wretchedness of this. Lauraine rises white and
calm from her bed, and still dry-eyed and
tearless, takes up life with its new burden
of sorrow. Arrangements, orders, all devolve upon her. No word has come
from Sir Francis, hut a telegram announces
that her mother will he there that niglit,
Lady Etwynde watches her in the deepest
distress. This cold, strange, tearless grief
is worse than the most frantic sorrow. It
seems io chill ail sympathies, to harden her
as it wero, from all offers of consolation
When Mrs. Douglas arrives it is just the
same. Hor reception ot her mother is almost cold, and, pleading fiiligue as an excuse, she retires to her own rooms leaving
Lady Ewtynde to do the entertaining.
i\Irs. Douglas, who dislikes Lady Etwynde,
grumbles openly at her daughter's strange
" So odd, so coid, so unfeeling, as if I
could nol sympathise with her loss���I, who
have lost two children of my own, And to
shut herself apart from everyone like that,
it is positively unnatural.
" It has been nn awful shock to lur,"says
Lady Ktwynde gravely.
" Of course, of course ; but ther. such a
baby ; and she is young, she will have
plenty more. But I never knew any one so
changed as Lauraine since she married. She
is not. a bit like tho same uirl.
" Marraige does change people, you
know," answers Lady Etwynde, looking
calmly back at Airs. Douglas's petulant
face. " Aud 1 never thought Lauariuc was
" Happy I" echoes Mrs. Douglas, scornfully. " What in heaven's name does she
want? She has everything that could
satisfy a woman, I iimsuro, and it was quite
a���a love-match."
" Indeed I" says Lady Etwynde, arching
her delicate eyebrows.   "On whose side?"
Mrs. Douglas passes by this question
loftily. " She is of a cold nature, and
utterly different to nie. I am sure if she
hid had to hear all the troubles and worries
1 have put up with during my life she might
talk of unhappincss. Lauraine's unhappi-
ness must be something like a crumpled
rose-loaf, I imagine."
Lady Etwynde only looks quietly at her
for a moment. " I don't think you quite
understand her," she says " There may he
natures that cannot find happiness in position, society, and���diamonds. Of course
it is very odd that they should not do so,
some sense ot faculty must be wauling; but
all the same they do exist now and  then "
" I hope she is not going to begin one of
her lectures on culture," thinks Mrs. Douglas in inward perturbation. Aloud she says;
" It is very awkward, Sir Francis not bjing
here. And yatohing about, like lie is doing,
perhaps he won't get the news for ever so
long. Who has made all the luiangemcnts?"
" Lauraine," answered Lady   Etwyude.
" But how odd, how cold. Why does she
not have someone���tho clergyman or the
" i don't think it is out of a mother's
province to act as Lauraine is doing,"
answered Lady Etwynde, composedly.
" My only regret is that she is so calm, so
self-contpollod,   If she could only cry I"
" Ah I" murmurs Mrs. Douglas, plaintive-
lv. " I told you she was so cold and hard.
Kven as a child she seldom cried."
"Tears are no sign of deep feeling," says
Lady Etwynde, sternly; "far otherwise.
Some of the shallowest and most selfish
people I have known, can cry for the least
thing. Lauraine's grief Is vory terrible to
me, because she will oot give It natural out-
lot,    1 know what the child was to her."
.Mrs. Douglas looks at the fire, and is
3llO feels irritated, annoyed with Lauraine. Annoyed because she lets peoplusec
her iinhappinoss iu the life chosen for hor;
annoyed because of her coldness and indifference towards herself. They have never had
muoh In common ; but since her marriage,
siu'e iho suppression uf that letter Irom
Koith Athelstone, Lauraine has never bcen
llie same to her mother.,
" So ridiculous not !n make the best of
her position," she thinks, Impatiently,
" What on earth is the use ol pretending
lo ho a martyr ? Perhaps now that she has
lost the child she will think more of the
The father I
Hn is lit lhat moment stretched on a pile
nl oUJhions on the deck of his yacht, thc
blue, rippling waters turned to silver in
the inooiiiays, and his eyes gazing up at the
liquid, brimming orbs ol the Lady Jean.
H fired���with you?" he murmurs, "That
could never bc I"
And bis wife stands broken  hearted hy
the side nf their littlo dead child I
gpullamclicen Biielielars i.o.iilns loEnu
land fur Ueliiiiieets.
The bachelors of Canada's western lands
ory out for helpmeets from among the
girls of England. Here is the pilant of one
of them settled in the Spallunicheen Valley,
British Columbia, 'llm settlers here .are
(he says) almost without exception, Englishmen, many of them coming from families of good social standing in the "Old
Country." Mo3t of them have got through
the rough parts of their labors, the " collar-work," and arc j ist about to realize the
fruits of their industry. They wish to
build good houses and get betier furniture
and to get married. They are unable, however, to leave their farms to go to England
to got wives, and there arc no women here;
and so they have no prospect before thcni
of attaining the refinements and the comforts of the homes for which tbey have been
so Ions working. In England, or. the other,
hand, there are many more women than
men, employment is difficult to obtain, and
parents areata loss to know what to do
with their daughters,
"Now," adds tbis practical minded British Columbian, "it would he an unspeakable
blessing to the girls and greatly to the advantage of the settlers here if somo means
could be found of bringing the two together,
so that the girls become lhe happy, con-
tented wives of well to do farmers, who own
the land they till and have a stake in the
country, and mothers of healthy children,
who will have a fair chance in the strugule
for existence." He then suggests to the
Self Help Emigration Society the following
lines of action ; "There are no servants in
this country, all persons being socially
equal. There are, however, scores of respectable families in which 'companions
and ' helpers' would be eagerly welcomed
and paid very high wages. If you like I
will send you the names of clergymen and
ministers in this immediate vicinity who
will he willing lo communicate to you tho
addresses of a number of persons wanting
helpers, and who will guarantee the respectability of such persons. The society might,
then arrange for the first party of, say,
twelve young women to be sent out; and,
if satisfactorily settled, more might follow.
The scheme might be varied or altered in
some particulars to make it workable, For
ins lance,settlers who obtained wives through
the society would be willing���if need be���to
pay the society the money expended in sending them ont. Thj whole question is one
nf distribution, such parties at die present
time coing through to Vancouver and Victoria���where there are too many women ���
and never reaching the interior ol tho country, where there are none. I should he glad
to hear from you that the scheme is feasible,
as its operation would give a great impetus
to trade in this valley."
Extraordinary Occurrence-
The African Co.'s steamer Oil Rivera,
Capt. F. W. Clarke, with mails and passengers from the West and South-West
shores of Africa, arrived in the Mersey on
Monday, The Oil Rivers brings dates from
Lagos to tho 1st ult., at whicli time the
details of a most extraordinary occurrence
at thc French colony of Gaboon had reached
Lagos. According to these n French trader
at Gaboon had some transaction with four
natives inland of the placo. The natives had
got iuto the trader's debt and ho went up
thc river to tbe place whore tho nativos were
settled and demanded payment, An altercation ensued, during which it is alleged
the Frenchman drew his revolver and shot
one of them dead. The other three then
disarmed the man and thrashed him, The
trader returned and complained to the
authorities of the outrage. A force of police
was sent up the river, and the three natives
being arrested were brought to Gaboon for
trial. At the trial the Frenchman complained nf tho flogging he had received, but
admitted having shot, one of the four men.
The court decided against the natives, and
the three poor fellows were sentenced to be
shot. The execution took place on the following day, and was witnessed, it is said,
by some passengers from one of the English
mail steamers, who had heard ol thc extraordinary affair, and landed especially to see
if tho sentence would bo carried out. The
despatch states that the three men were
carried from their prison and tied to trees,
when a posse of 12 soldiers were told to
carry out the order The affair is so singular that it can scarcely be credited, but the
report received from Liverpool says thatthe
account given to t.he Lagos authorities was
by an eye-witness of the occurrence.
The Months and the Flowers-
A charming occupation for the minds
and eyes of all who love llowers is suggested by a recent investigation made in Canada concerning the relation of floral colors
to the time of flowering. Mr, A. T. Drum-
niond announces as the result of his observations on this subject that April, May and
dune, and to some extent July, are remarkable ior the prevalence of white flowers.
Iu July the yellow llowers begin to prevail and their reign seems to culminate in
August, which is the month par excellence
of golden hues. In September and October
the ascendancy passes to blue and purple
One cannot help noticing that this march
of color among the flowers, carrying them
from white in the spring to blue in the autumn, recalls the supposed progression cf
age among the stars as indicated by their
It has generally been thought, although
the fact has not yet been finally demonstrated, that the white 3tars are the youngest, that the yellow stars represent the
mid-season ol solar life, and that the deeply
colored stars, red, purple and blue, are
those which arc fast passing into decadence.
If this is true, then in the heavens also we
may say white is the color of springtime
and purple the badge of the season of decay.
But Mr. Drummond's observations on tho
llowers pertain only to those which flourish
in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.
There is need o( additional investigation of
tbis interesting subject, and every ono
who has sullicient love for the beautiful objects nf nature should observe and report
thc results.
Enough diamonds to load two largo coal
trains and having a total weight of 60,000,-
()I)H carats and valuation of $350,000,000
have been taken out of the Cape diamond
fields Bince their discovery iu ISO".
The healthiest spot in lhe world teems to
be a little, hamlet in Francefanned Aumone.
There are only forty inhabitants, twenty-
three of whom are SO yean ��� f age, and ouo
is over llio. Something; ofthe Career of Princa George-
nu Early Entrance into the Navy-A|rt-
ness ns c lenriicr nnil n Plnit-cl����s
Si-:uii:in--liis forcer ils f oiiiiiriiulrr of
ii Torpedo Kant-Appointment lo the
('iinhnnt Thrush-An Efficient .ami
Popular Officer.
Tho New York Tribune has the following
sketch of Prince George of Wales : Hitherto Dukes of York have been proverbially
cither unpopular or unfortunate. There is
no succession of English princes figui ing
less creditably in history. A brilliant exception to the rule, however, bids fair to be
found in thir Prince, who was born at
Marlborough house in 1865, From his early
childhood he has presented a striking contrast to his elder brother, the late Duke of
Clarence. The latter was pale, pensive,
retiring, but with a singular grace of manner and deportment that never afterward
forsook him : the other was ruddy of countenance, full of brightness and brusque
vivacity. Thc features of the elder were
finely cut, in close resemblance to those of
his lather at the same early age, Prince
George, on the other hand, hears a striking
likeness to the Princess of Wales' sister,
Ihe Prireess Dagmar, the present Empress
of Russia, not only in the general form and
cast of countenance, hut also in detail of
feature and expression.
Throughout tbeir boyhood the two were
constant companions. An extraordinary
intimacy and sympathy existed between
thom, and each exerted a marked influence
over the other. Together they entered the
navy as cadets, on June 5, 1877. Prince
(ieorge had only reached the required ace
two days before, and was perhaps the
youngest cadet ever admitted to service.
For two yeara they vere on the training-
ship Dartmouth, the younger winning a reputation for athletic prowess unusual for his
age. Then, on Jnly 15, 1870, they set out
on tlieir famous three years' voyage in the
Bacchante. They visited the West Indies,
South America, the Cape, Australia, Fiji,
Japan, China, Singapore and Ceylon. The
Bacchante was then ordered through the
Suez canal into tbe Mediterranean, and a
considerable period of tune was spent by
the Princes in Egypt, the Holy Land and
Greece during the spring of 1882. After returning to England Prince George went
with his brother to Switzerland. They resided at Lausanne for six months. Then,
on May I, 1883, Prince George wasappoint-
ed midshipman to tl.e Canada, which was
then commissioned for service on the North
American and West Indian stations. Besides visiting many other places in the Dominion and North America, he ascended
the St, Lawrence in her as far as Montreal.
During the ensuing winter the Canada
crui.-el among the West Indian islands, and
visited Demerara and British Guiana.
Shortly after this Prince George became
the senior midshipman in the service, and
was waiting till his age allowed him to present himself for his examination as sub-lieutenant. This hc did on the earliest day
possible, namely, his 19th birthday, June
3, 18S4, when he obtained a first class in
seamanship. On returning home he at once
joined, as all sub-lieutenants have to do,
the Naval College at Greenwich for further
instruction, and subsequently went on the
ship Excellent at Portsmouth. Here he
went through the course exactly like anybody else. Every sub-lieutenant has to
pass five examinations, one each in seamanship, in navigation, in torpedo, in pun-
ncry and in pilotage. In four of these
Prince George achieved the unusual distinction of obtaining a first class and thus
won his promotion to lieutenant's rank on
October 8, 18S5.
Early in the following year he was assigned to service on the Thunderer, in the
Mediterranean, and then to the Dread-
naught, ou which latter ship he became lieutenant on August 25, 1880. There he served until April '20, 1888, when he was transferred to the flagship Alexandra, on which
his uncle, the Duke o: Edinburgh, was
Admiral. Thus he completed three sucess-
ful years of service in the .Mediterranean
and then returned to England for another
course of training in gunnery at Portsmouth.
His next appointment at sea was on February 1, 1889, on the Northumberland, flagship of the channel squadron. He took part
in the naval manieuvres of that year, as
commander of a torpedo boat. In the
coarse of the manoeuvres another torpedo
boat disabled her screw off the coast of
Ireland, and was iu danger of drifting on
to a lee shore. The sea was running high,
and there was a still breeze blowing.
Prince George was sent to her assistance.
The task was a most difficult one, owing to
the delicate construction of suoh boats.
He sho ��� ed, however, such skill, judgment
nnd nerve in approaching, securing with
wire hawser after several hours' elfort and
ultimately towing the disabled craft into
safety, as won him high praise.
The Admiralty ordered tho Prince on
May 0, 18110, to the command of the large
gunboat Thrush, on the North American
and West Indian stations, In that capacity
he successfully accomplished the difficult
task ol towing a torpedo boat across the
Atlantic. Hc also visited Canada and tho
Unitod States, and acted as the Qheen's representative in opening the industrial ex-
nibtinn at Kingston, Jamaica, Returning
lo England, he was promoted to the rank
of commander on August 27, 1891, In tho
autumn of that year he went to visit his
brother, the Duko of Clarence, at Dublin.
Then he contracted typhoid fever, and
nearly lost his life. But his robust constitution held out, and he recovered his health
just in time to stand by tho deathbed of liis
brother, who had fallen a victim to pneumonia.
" From his earliest days at sea," says a
recent writer in Tiio English Illustrated
Magazine, " Prince George has ever been a
thoroughly efficient and also a most popular
ollicer, not only with his comrades in the
gunroom or the wardroom, but also with all
the men over whom ho has had command.
As a midshipman he was always keen to do
all in his power to render the boat's crew or
the gun intrusted to his charge the smartest and best handled iii the ship; as a lieutenant he was always alive to all the individual characters of the men of his division.
Those who showed themselves neat, steady,
smart and eager to fulfil tlieir duties and
got on, hu was ever ready to encourage by
word and nyinputhy and helping hand. Be-
cauie he kunwa liis work thoroughly well,
uiorongn connuencem mm, well aware lhat
when need be he never spares himself; and
thus when he calls upon them to put lorth
ail their powers, they always cheerfully respond iu a way that British bluejackets
alone can do. More thau one of his captains has remarked tint they never felt
more secure, or could turn in with less concern at night, than when Prince George was
officer oi the watch.
" In every single duty that has been hitherto intrasied to him he has acquitted himself with ability, and discharged it zealously
and to ihe satisfaction oi all concerned,
whetbersuperiors or subordinates. Beyond
the regulation attendance at public functions, the opening of buildings, laying of
foundation stones.aud uuaingsnort speeches
at charity dinners, his pari for the next few
years will be chiefly to stand by, to observe,
to study attentively from every possible
point of view, all questions relating to the
Government and prosperity of these realms,
and the social well-being of their peoples,
in order that he may thereby fit himself to
discharge hereafter the otlice of head of the
British Commonwealth. As he will naturally be brought intodirect personal contact
with all the leading men of each party in the
State, he will have unique opportunities for
so qualifying himself. His acquaintance
villi all portions of the British Empire is
already very wide. India is the only portion of thc Queen's territories that he has
not yet seen. His experience of men and of
human oharaoter, both ashore and afloat,
has been already very varied, and ho has
used it well.
"The undoubted brain power that he
possesses is inherited, perhaps, from the
Prince Consort as well as from the Queen of
Denmark. He is known to be a great
reader, of active habits of mind and body,
punctual in the discharge of the smallest
appointments, warm and constant in his
friendship, endowed with a large share of
practical common sense, simple in his
tastes, and like his late brother, singularly
free from any trace of self-esteem or conceit, most considerate for the feelings of
others, willing to learn from all, generous
and open handed, yet careful and frugal on
his own account, lcr his private allowance
has up to now bcen moderate. His fellow
countrymen may patiently await aud watch
the further development of such a character
with strong faith and with large hope."
Some Peculiarities or Iff In the Great
East Indian Island.
So little is known of the state of Sarawak
that Charles Hose explains to the readers
of thc Geographical Journal that it lies in
the northwestern part of Borneo and covers
some 100,000 square miles. The rajah is an
Englishman and British influence along the
coast is strong. [It is hard to believe that
there are magnificent shops and warehouses in any town of Borneo, although il
is the capital of a rajahship. There is,
however, plenty of jungle on the island, as
Mr. Hose learned in steaming up to the
sources oi the Baram. Even then he did not
escape the customs of civilization, The
party had scarcely reached the heart of the
island before it came upon a musicile.
I'orty persons were listening to the notes
of a flute. The musician blew not through
his mouth, but through his nose, and, when
the air escaped too rapidly, tore out the
lining of a pocket and blocked the offentling
nostril. The time-honored excuse of singers was made: "I have a cold," said the
flutist. "When my nose is in good condition I sometimes move my hearers to tears."
Another bane or blessing of civilized life
which is found on all sides in Borneo is the
cigarette. The very Punas, "a race of
people which live in the jungle, more like
animals than human beings," roll tobacco
deftly. The Borncans appropriately cover
the eoffius of their relatives with cigarettes,
which, they say, the dead take away as
passports to the lower regions. The young
ladies wear odd necklaces ; iu fact, they
have a habit of thrusting their heads
through tluir ears,   Mr. Hose says:
The lobe of the ear is pierced when the
child is about 8 months old and earrings
weighing about two or three ounces apiece
are hung in the ear. The weight gradually
drags down the lobe to a great length, and,
by adding weights yearly as the child grows,
by the time she has come to maturity the
ears will reach to her breasts."
Once on waking after passing the night
in the hut of a chief Mr. Hose noticed for
the first time at the head of his bed a large
box which was found to contain the remains of the chief's wifo. The traveller
describes a toad which measures fourteen
and one-half inches around the body and
roars like a tiger, but he modestly makes
no mention of the more interesting discovery, which was this: Mr. Hose's expedition
proved that the fauna of the mountains of
Borneo is Himalayan.
England  Will  I'ruliilily K.iu hll.li a pr
lectorate Over  Thit fiwnlr.r-1  German Warship Unlf rr il In Bangkok.
A Victoria, R. 0., despatch says:���A
Singapore paper brought by tbe steamer
Victoria says:���French encroachments will
precipitate wnat the English and Siamese
prophets have long forseea the establishment
of a British protectorate over Siam. It
remains to be seen bow France will receive
applications for a British protectorate over
Siam, We have an uneasy feeling that if
England were to address a general remonstrance to France for her conduct in Siam,
and ask for explanations, France would
withdraw all objection to British occupation of Egypt if Eugland would allow France
a free hand in the tar East, including the
occupation of Siam.
Berlin, July 12,���The Navy Department
has sent a despatch to the German China
station, ordering the warship Wolf to proceed at once to Bangkok to protect German
subjects and interests in the Siamese capital
in the event of an outbreak of hostilities
between the French and the Siamese.
Tho Saltan's Extravagance-
The Sultan of Turkey is the most extravagant housekeeper in the world. As-
cording to a recent estimate his domestic
budget runs thus:���Repairs, uew furniture,
mats, beds, ic, ��600,000 : toilet reqtiisitec,
including rouge ami enamel for the ladies
ofthe harem and jewellery, ��2,000,0001
extra extravagances, of ��2,(i00,000; clot',-1
and furniture for the Sultan personal ���
t'IPO.isX); douceurs and wages, ��800,000 i
gold and silver plate, ��^00,0001 maintenance of Ave carriages and horses, ill -U.n.'ll
-a luial ��I ��7,000,000,
Practical Pointers,
By keeping the land covered in the winter you may prevent the waste of much
nitrogen. This is particularly true if much
manure has been recently applied. Sow
some grain crop for this purpose. Rye will
answer, and will also he of some service as
a fodder crop and to turn under lor the
further enrichment oi the land.
If you want a large crop of corn from the
field which is in clover this year, manure
weli alter the second cutting. This, in connection with the decayingc'over roots which
will be turned under, will so store the soil
with plant, food that it will take very untoward conditions indeed to prevent an exceedingly large crop next season.
Ordinarily, hoed crops must alternate
with grass, clover and cattle in order to
make a permanent success of the farm. In
such a way ouly can the requisite fertility
be maintained. About the only exception
to this is where so little land is cultivated,
as in market gardening, that the entire
amount can be manured heavily every year.
Economy on the farm may be observed in
many ways which are generally neglected.
One of these is in the study of the shape of
fields, so that they may be cultivated with
thc least expenditure of time and labor. A
field of regular shape, in the form of a parallelogram, is thc one which can be cultivated with the greatest economy.
When wheat is to follow corn, potatoes
or beans, the breaking plough may often be
dispensed with, provided the soil is in good
condition. A disk harrow will cut from
four to six inches deep and make a fine
loose soil, which may be then easily compacted by tho roller. This will reduce the
cost of preparation very materially, and
sometimes save many valuable days.
Perhaps the clover did not make a g'od
catch and you are thinking of ploughing it
under and putting it in some other crop. If
you really need the clover, better let it
stand and see what you can do toward improving it. If you will manure immediately after the first cutting yoa will find that
it will stool out very much and cover most
of the waste places, unless the bare spots
are very large. In that case better sprinkle
on a liltle more seed where it is biro.
The harrow is one of the most valuable
of all farm implements, but many farmers
never find its full worth. It is a common
mistake when preparing the ground, not to
harrow deep enough. The clods just below
the surface often do more harm than those
above, as they prevent the moisture from
rising. A disk harrow is the best for cutting these unseen clods, throwing them out,
sifting the finer earth between them so as
to make a compact bottom. Such a solid
bed is especially necessary for wheat, particularly in a dry season. Use the harrow
In a very great measure the farmer stakes
the result ofthe season's work upon the
seed he plants and sows. He can not, in
any circumstances, alford to use poor nor
doubtful seed. Any elfort or expense is
justified which is necessary to obtain the
very best. It would he a good idea to keep
this in mind when selecting the wheat seed
this fall, and to remember that aur best cut
tivators say that it will even pay to select
the seed by hand, using only the largest
and heaviest grains.
Every season we have some inquiry as to
the value of sawdust for fertilizing, We
can only answer, as we have done before,
that it has so little value for this that it
will not pay for the hauling, but as an absorbent in the stables it can be used to the
very greatest advantage, as it will take up
and retain the liquids, which would other
wise be wasted, better than almost any
other material which is available. If you
have an opportunity to put away a good
supply for winter use in tliis way we advise
you to do it, but do not waste time and
money in applying it directly to the land as
a fertilizer.
Why not plant some timber trees, especially ii you have an acre or so of ground
which is not very well adapted for oultiva'
tion I As a permanent investment for old
age, or as a nest egg for your children,
nothing could well exceed in value the
plantiug of a large patch of the best timber
suited to your locality. By the time your
children an? grown it will have acquired a
very great commercial value; in fact, this
is the very best kind of life insurance for a
farmer, as he keeps thc premiums in his
own hands, and is sure of the final return if
he only attends to ids trees, An exarnina
tion of the forestry exhibit at the Columbian
Exposition will teach some good lessons upon
this matter.
Some wonderful results have been obtained in potato culture ia Franco, which
are worth noticing as showing what intensive cultivation can accomplish. The
grower, who is also a chemist, has been
experimenting for a long time with potatoes
with the remarkable result that hc has at
last grown a crop ol forty-two tons an acre,
The plan he follows is to carefully select
the seed and to use only the host and
soundest tubers. The ground is dug er
plowed to a great depth and well manured
Before planting the seed potatoes they are
soaked tor about twenty-four hours in a
mixture composed cf saltpeter and sulphate
ammonia, six pounds of each Bait to twenty
five gallons of water. After this soakiiq.
the tubers are allowed to dry, and then they
stand for twenty-four hours longer, in order
that (he eyes muy have time io swell bofore
putting them in the ground. Of course
such methods as these are expensive, cspe
cially tbe very deep cultivation of the
wound, but with such a yield there can be
little doubl that the extra labor is well repaid. It is to methods of this sort that wc
must look for that vastly greater yield an
acre, with all our crops, which is to bo a
feature of the agriculture of the future.
Horse Notes-
But for the bicycle sulky not a record
would have been broken in 18!).!.
It is only a few years ago that a very large
majority of horsemen wcre totally ignorant
of the benefits of veterinary dentistry, hut
now it is a recognized profession.
In teams and work horses it is wise to
so mate them with a view to activity in
movement as well as strength. Active,
;ood movers, are frequently broken down
iily by mating them with slow motioned
When you see a man just entering the
breeding ranks hunting around for JjO or
$100 mares, you cau bet your bottom dob
nobody will want the majority of his Btock.
Now is the time for thc man who wants
to breed trotters lo make a start by securing a well-bred mare, and mating her with
a good stallion. Good, well-bred mares
and fillies are now selling cheap, and service
fe?s arc lowei than ever before. Begin with
a few, and those have good.
Suppose that every well-developed horse
in the country under, say, a dozen years of
age, could be trained to trot a mile in two
minutes���what of it? Would the human
race be any happier or nobler for it? It
wouldn't he worth a thousanth part as much
as if every healthy cow should add a quart
of milk to her daily yield, or every hen
lay one more egg a week than now.
You who may have a "skeery" horse that
trembles in the face of unreal, imaginary
langer, teach him first to have faith in you,
and then in time of trouble stand between
him and the thing he fears. When ho sees
you there, cool, kind and un-alarmed, a
great proportion of his fear will vanish,
and your control of him will be immeasurably easier. If you can't inspire your horse
with confidence in you, you had better sell
Take good care of the colt. The dam
should not be worked until the colt is ten
days old, then if you should work hor do
not let the colt wear itself out following her,
hut keep it in the stable. Until thc eolt is
three weeks old the mare should be taken
to the stable once between morning aud
noon and between noon and night. Let the
dam cool off before the colt sucks.   Teach
he colt to eat as soon as possible. Feed it
a little bran and oats,beginning with a very
small quantity aud gradually increasing it.
He Killed llis Employer, llis Wife, unit
Four Children -Arrested In Manitoba.
A despatch from Cando, N, D., says;���
This community was paralys d on Friday by
the arrival of Miss Anna Kreider, whose
father resided on a farm one and a halfmiles
irom this place, but partially dressed and
almost frantic, with the startling announcement thatherfather'sfamily had been butchered by the hired man. Citizens who
hurried to tho homestead found an awful
spectacle of wholesale butchery. The father lying in his bed, the mother in the
kitchen, where she bad been preparing
breakfast; three girls, aged respectively 1.1,
11, and 0 years, and one seven-year-old
boy wore lying stiff'and ntark where they
had fallen from thc wounds inflicted by a
doublebarrelled shotgun in the hands of Albert Bamberger, a farm hand, Bombergcr
was a distant relative ofthe family who had
been in Ki eider's employ about nine
months. The father was the first victim,
then the mother and the children in tho
order named. Miss Anna, by piteous supplications, induced the fiend to spare
her life and those of her three remaining litt'e brothers. At the muzzle of his gun he compelled her to prepare his breakfast with the corpse of
her mother lying at her feet. He ate
leisurely, then criminally assaulted the
girl, and tying her in tne barn to prevent
her escape, he saddled her favourite pony
and deliberately rode away northward. By
the aid of one oi her brothers Miss Kreider
succeeded iu freeing herself and making her
way to town, leaving her little brothers
alone with their dead parents. As soon as
thj alarm was given a dozen or more of
Ca- do's citizens started northward in pursuit. They struck the trail of Bomberger,
who was evidently making for the boundary
line, distant forty miles, He was heard of
at several places. The whole northern part
of the couutry is alive with men looking for
him, and it is confidently expected that he
will be captured and lynched. Bomberger
seems to have been chafing under some imagined want of attention from Mrs. Kreider
who was apparently not satisfied with his
work, but from all that can be learned he
had no stronger motive for the crimo than
innate depravity. When he left he robbed
the house of all tho money he could find,
about $50, and some other valuables.
A special from Deloraine, a town in Manitoba near the boundary line, says :���A
Bomberger was arrested here to-night for
the murder of D. S. Kreider, his wife, and
their four children at Cando, Cando county,
North Dakota, Hc criminally assaulted the
eldest daughter, aged fourteen, who afterwards drove to Cando and gave the alarm,
Posses set out and tracked the murderer
across the lines. Sheriff McCune and posse
came to Deloiaine shortly after tho arrival
of the murderer on Kreider's pony. He was
easily captured, and is willing to waive extradition proceedings, and wiil probably go
back to-morrow. The feeling ia high in
Cando, and lynching is feared.
The Yankeo's Ideal of Labor-
Tho Yankee's antipathy to work has
never yet boen adequately appreciated. He
ia in a state of perpetual insurrection against
lho primal curse. Ho feels that he was
born to sit ou the fence and whittle in the
sunshine, and he i.s against every apparent
necessity that would compel him to forego
thc serene pleasures of a purely contemplative existence Ho recognizes, to be sure,
lhat work has got lo be dono. No ono has
a more vivid realization of lhat. But the
consciousness nf lhc need of gulling things
done does not impel him to take his coat otf
and do them, so much us tn contrive somo
way of accomplishing ends without work iug.
The crudest, simplest way of doing that is
to get rich enough to biro labor. Accordingly, the Yankee do s try to get rich,
and docs not try in vain. It is nol that he
loves money so much, and desires to possess
it, as that hc loves labor so little, liut to
get rich is only an indirect way of beating
the tyrant, The Yankee would rather abolish work than elude it. If he can get it
done without human intervention at all, ho
likes that best; and if he cannot wholly
eliminate human intervention, ho wants lo
reduce it to its lowest possible limit. When
ho gets matters fixed so that the work is
done with very little intermeddling ho is
willing to sit by and superviso tho process.
Ho will pull a lever and turn a cock now
and then without much complaint, if so
bo that ho can ruminato and whittle, His
name is a synonym for energy and perse-
verimco. But to mako things wurk together for the automatii'accomplishment of
labor, and to sit hy and soo that thoy work
right���that is the Yankee idea of the mission of mail.���Scribner.
Fiery Orators of Colorado Talk
of an Aiuical to Arms.
The Governor of the Slate Greeted with
Thunders or Applause aa ile Speaks
or Wilding Through mood.
A Denver special says:���Antony's address
to the Roman mob was not a eircum'knee
to the intense excitement that raged for two
hours the other day at the Siate Silver
Convention. The leaders against tue "gold
conspiracy of the East " rolled forth invectives, covert threats, and open rebellious
and seditious sentences. When a calmer-
minded man attempted to counsel caution
aud cool deliberation he was promptly
howled down amid threats of expulsion.
When Gov. Waite, the white-haired Populist Executive, read a carefully worded address as nearly revolutionary as it would be
possible to make it, ihe enthusiasm of the
mob Convention knew no bounds. This was
followed by a speech of like tenor by W.J.
Kerr of Pueblo.
The excitement reached its height wheu
Jay Cook, Jr., of Denver, ascended the
platform and sought to counsel moderation
in the official expression of the mass Convention. The crowd would not have it.and
for an hour the Chairman battled with the
hooting, jeering hundreds to maintain the
lloor for Cook until he had finished his
speech. For a time a crowd clustered about
the stage, threatening to throw the speaker
from the room. At length he retired, and
Gov. Waite'e speech waa endorsed by a
mighty shout and with the accompaniment
of three rousing cheers.
E, Holden, the fiery, impetuous miner
who has openly declared for a Western empire, threw the first lire brand into the
meeting in the morning when he declared
that some monometallists were iu the hall
and he wanted them excluded. He was
choked off, but the mischief had been done
and the temper of the Convention was such
as not to brook any difference of views.
Chairman Thomas sa'd that this Convention recognizes no party or creed, but has
met to face a crisis that has few parallels in
the history of ihe nation���to face a conspiracy against the liberty and freedom o! the
citizens. The nation has a dishonest
dollar, and it is the gold dollar of Lombard
and Wall streets. There is no outstanding
obligation of the Government that cannot
be lawfully paid in silver, and the officials
refusing t i do so violate their obligations.
While tne Cominitteo on Resolutions were
out the incendiary speechmaking began. E.
Holden hinted darkly that he was through
with talk. He uow proposes to act, and he
shook his fist in a manner to evoke shouti
of applause.
"If this crisis continues," he said, "all
institutions west of the Mississippi River
will fall, and when men become hungry
they became insensible to reason. Then I
am ready to act."
Gov. Waite opened his speech with the
words : "The demonetization act o;" 1873
was secret and fraudulent. The conduct of
the masses will be open and violent." Aftei
talking in tint strain for some time, ho
used these words:
"If it is true that the United States ii
unable to carry out its economic and
mental policy under our own Constitution
and laws without the direction or consent of foreign powers.if we are only a province of European monarchies, then we need
another revolution, another appef 1 to arms
and to the God of hosts; and wiien we have
won that battle, as we will if war is for.ed
upon us, we will send to Halifax a far
greater army of British Tories, according
to our population, than our fathers sent
there after the Revolutionary war.
" Who is Grover Cleveland ? and who is
Benjamin Harrison! and who are their supporters in Wall street or in Denver, that
in this nineteenth century they dare to
assume to drive into poverty and exile a
half million of American freemtu? No
banker, no broker, no usurer, and, least
of all, uo peddling politician has it in his
power to compromise this tremendous issue.
" The war has begun.   It  is the same
war which must always be raised against
oppression to preserve the liberties of the
man.   Our weapons are argument and the
ballot, a free ballot and a fair count, and if
| the money power shall attempt  lo sustain
I ils insurpation by the  ' strong  hand,' we
I will meet that issue when it is forced upon
' us,   For it is better that blood should flow
to the horses' bridles  rather  than our na-
tioual liberties should be destroyed."
Col. Piatt tried to calm the spirit of the
mob. He even told them that Senator
Sherman had said he ought to be hanged.
Hc asked if tho Sherman act is repealed,
what will be the consequence ? Somebody
" We will wring their damned nocks."
Another speaker said : " We want Paul
Revere to preach liberty throughout the
land, and there is always one recourse
open to freemen."
. Serious Eioting at Rintroon.
The Mahonunodan Festival opened at
i Rangoon on Sunday withseriousdlsturbanc-
es.   For thc previous two days the popu-
j lit.on had been in a state of ferment, and
lhc streets were hei 1 hy the civil and  mill*
i tary  police.   In  ipito of all presentioni,
however, a serious riot broke oul nn Snnday
j morning near the principal moique, situated
; in tho heart of the town, owing to the re-
! fu��nl of a magistrate to allow the Moslems
I to slaughter a cow in tho vicinity of iho
! Hindoo Temple.   All the principal officials
| wore on the spot, but their efforts t<i ipiiet
j the mob wcre of no avail, and the rioters
I eventually  furiously  charged   and stoned
the police, and also iked upon them from
the mosque and the adjoining houses with
I fatal effect, ono mounted policeman being
I mortally wounded, while Mr. Fleming, the
I magistrate, and sovoral other persons were
j injured.     Tho  polico  thereupon,   acting
I under the orders of Mr. Agnew, the Recorder of Rangoon, first tired upon and then
| charged   lhe  rioters, killing i'i)  of iheir
, number, an 1 wounding many others,   As,
however, this did not suffice to subdue the
mob, thc Norfolk Regiment was called out,
I and the men promptly cleared and occupied
tho  main streets.   In consequence of the
events of the day, the animosity botween
the two factions has reached  its  highest
pitch, and in anticipation of further rioting
tho volunteers have beon called out.
There are 380 different mountain peaks p|le growlh of girls is greatest io their
within tho limits of tho United Stales, each fifteenth year, and that of boys m ttie.usvcii-
of which exceeds 10,000 feet in height*       ' tewU*. Zm ftootcuay Star
SATURDAY, lUG. 19,   B93
:AAy- ���.���-,-   ���
" It's i ii ill wiud tbat blows nobody
nny good.' '1 le prow nt dull u is in
this districl is n perfocl ghH/t nd to
those wbo d 'sire to evade the payment of tin ir debts. Many people
whom tb" fall in silvor cauuol possibly
affect are crying out that owing to
the dull tiiuas tbey cannot pay, (or-
gettiug that if they would only paj
ii]i the money thus started would
circulate through the town unlivery
likely come back to llieiri aginn, un
Icps in its travels it. came hilo tho
hands of h pnrtj adopting tl i Biune
tactics and -ri ling to grusp any excuse to keen i'v "ii'ijey in bis pia'k.i
nnd repudiate bis debts,
A lot ot rol is being talked nnd
published aboul tho silver qvu
11 h! wore that qn stion n less vital oue
ii would be tuiuising to see llio cross
i vel way in whi -b bins mult is some
people look at it.   The whole thing
is a simp) i qu 'fitiot  i f supply unci
leuuiud     If a  fm Inor ' old  in  hi ������
grammes ti' a hundred million bushels
of wl at roi dy I i unload on Hi - mnr-
lie! as soon as wheat touched tt high
figure, ntnl the ftict of his holding
sicli ii vast quantity wero known to
theworl I, itwi u'.i be quiti Biife to
say tb-it  '���'���:������ price of wheat would
never go rei'}  bigh while that five
hundred milHon bttsl els "beared" the
market,   Bui probn ly that tnciibria
on the wheal mar] ot w mid bo s it
|ip an smoke !���*, tbe in ligeut and in-
��� iguunt ':;!", irs rn the vicinity,   If
the live hundred million dollars �� u'th
of .silver hoarded iu the United States
vaults could lie served in a similar
manner the price of silver would .soon
jump ii]i to 90 cents or mnro, and it
would be rohnnililntod us n precious
metal.   But witb such tin efiorthous
nun unit of Bilver iu the bands of ono
country, is it any wonder Lhat other
uatiotis do not care to risk any loss
by the flooding of tbe market by a
niottil wbieh the United States lum
mado So cheap?   Unci there been no
Sherman Aet there would have been
no fall iu the prico of silver. Tbe evil
is done now, and it will lake veins of
wise legislation Ui counteract the folly
of the past.   Tho United States mis
always hud "protection" on the brain,
and if i'.s foolish attempt to "protect"
its bilver mines bus lilrued out disastrously it, hns no ronson to cry out |
against othor nations at the result. |
Caniiuiiiii silver coin is discounted 20
per cent; in the Slates,    Canadian
lead ore bus to paj n duty ol ti'il n
ton if taken to au American smoker,
Kowwbut need huvo wo in Ouiiudu to
submit io Bitch en mi! ositioii tor the
soke of ''protecting" United Suites
i.i'in'iir* industries?    We uu not tlin-
I'.iunt United States silver coin here,
but we should, and to tho extent of
2i) per cent, too,   We have no silvor
dollars in Unmidn; in fact, ho coiha'ge'
tit ml worth mentioning,    In tins
district, and we believe in the whole
province, 2() Atueiiertf* coins circulate
tn oue -ii Canadian thiutiige,   WhJ '
tbeu,   lorn tii\t Go' t,n*>meui  permil !
this ��� :������:> ��� ".  '       ' ' ������������'��� \\ I v
bus .'n' i lam .i i .. .'"ii' . e ���'��� licr own .
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Sheepskin       MMim 3CK.;,:,;.,,   CalFsRins, Dry Hides,
Exportersot   Tannery.     (���;���������. *:NA ^ONT Pelts, Furs, Wooi,
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Pikbi Nati6n*H. Bank* <3��sat Fm.10, Mont.
Fhiot National Pink, S06kANiF'i.ajWAaH*
Nat. Bank ofCommi rob, St, Louie,     Mo.
Liberal Advances Mcds on Shipments Against
Original Bill of Lading.
Shipments Sulk ited,   Write for Circulars.
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Commission A^eai,
Agent FOB -y^Ul Uli C::Y; K4^L0 CiTY, MU & "ther
is situatt'd at the head of the North-East Ariii of tipper
Arrow Lake, ft is the easiest point from which to enter the
remarkably rich mines! Of the Lardeau and fish CreeK* Dis*
trictsj It iVill have the advantage of both rail and steamboat lines. TaieG.P.fta.Wlll begin the liuikliiitfofa line Irom
Kevelstoke to tbeN.E. Ann of Arrow Lake sis soon as the
Weather will permit, I.AltDKAU is at the head of navigation on this Arm, and will be the terminus of steamers and
that ol tlie Lardeau at Kootenay Itailwayi There Is Ho
question Hint tlie 1,'ieli Milling Districts Which arc tributary
to LAUUitaAU will attract iiinusands of I'i'iiNpeeiors and
Capitalists during the present season, ami that a lnrge town
will grow up nl that (mint. The history of Kaslo will be
repeated al LAKDEAU this year, and investors in Konterinv
liroporty should study the situation. Kaslo, in inany in-
stances, has already repaid from 500 to 1,000 per ceut. to
The wisdom of an investment in LAKDEAtT is
without question.
Po! ii.'1 '   piirtkulara, prictM nifl terms, nyiyly to uny of tlm niider-
ttOBEUT IK\ ING,-Trustee, Broad hi n, v*ictorm.
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Our store at Tn-ut Lahe City is StocLed With
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A miserable corn field, green here and
there with a weedy foot-high sprout, climbed from the muddy river on a smart slope.
The stream had a June swell afloat���just
enough to carry the little steamer over the
shoals three miles up, at the foot of the big
town on the poiut.
Behind the straggling crest of the poor
corn field the houses of Burke's Jumps
lifted a few peaks, a chimney or two squaring themselves on the milky sky just where
Wiltsee could catch sight of them when he
watched the smoke of the nearing boat unbosom itself in the northwest.
Wiltsee was standing half-way down the
elope, Below him at the landing, which
consisted of two logs and a vagrant railway
tie lossed from the bosom above, a group of
five or six men awaited the boat. They exchanged cumbersome joke3 as they pocketed their hands and sheathed theirbrogans in
the red clay.
An elderly man in a brown blouse jerked
his thumb in Wiltsee's direction " He's
right there, Wiltsee ia. He knows who'a
on that boat���hah '.' Better watch out,
Green, What with his singin' and varsity-
in', he's got a trick with the girls. Wiltsee
he?.." He chuckled as he added : " I
reckon Hogan'a girl and young Widder
Hays and the rest o' 'em'll git the go-by
now't Nonie Human's oome home. Look a-
yendtr. That's her a-loanlng over the
boat rail. Hotter straighten up, Green,
Vou're as big a man as Wiltsee���heh '.'''
The young man at his elbow essayed a mild
laugh. It seemed, however, to fall rather
(lat, and he chewed at his stubby brown
nir.slai.he, au anxious twist between his
sober blue eyes.
" Hey, Green!" insisted thc old man,
following up his word of advice and commendation with a poke of the elbow,
Governor Green cast a glance back.
Wiltsee stood tall on tho hillside, his
long richly pale face act up river, the eyes
dashed over with black arches, the slender
nose dipping towards a thread of mustache
which grew in the shape of a bow slightly
disjointed. His slimness, the brooding
abstraction of his hands, gave him a poetic
air. He wore faded blue trousers, the
pockets disclosed a.s threadbare sections.
His starchloss shirt bulged over the "leather
thong at the waist. Ho was romantically
good-looking, but neither this fact nor the
circumstances of his attire seemed to engage
his consciousness. The whole speculation
of his dark glance wai for the nearing boat.
Green turned suddenly about, bis heel
digghig into the slippery soil. Below him
the throng had sauntered closer to the
river edge, A man was obligingly kicking
the landing iuto placo, thereby* dislodging
a frog, which bad been squatting on an
end of the tie in a soupy gray lump. Across
the river the sun-cleft green bank ot the
Cumberland rippled against the south like
a silk banner delicately written with gold.
Two negroes were swinging a gang-plank
over the steamer's deck. It emerged from
the white bulk, red and insolent, like an
out-thrust tongue. There was a shrill second blast of steam as the prow pushed inland.
A barrel of molasses and one passenger
were detailed for Burke's Jumps. The
barrel had right of way, snd came ruling
over the plank with a jocular suggestion of
thinner potations. Behind it a girl stepped
demurely. She was triin-walsted and red-
cheeked, her light hair frizzed to a cloud
tinder her flower-laden hat. In her long
hazel eyes a certain excited spark flickered.
She came near dropping one of the bundles
she carried, a bundle wrapped in crimson
paper, and indicating thereby a purohase
from Saybottom's store, "down vender at
the P'iut."
t'reen sprang forward. " Beg leave to
pack somen'your p'under, Miss Nonie,"
he said, essaying to mask the nervous tre-
mour of his voice in an accent of jest.
She laughed with a conscious air, glancing past him. Wiltsee still stood motionless above on the slope. His eyes turned
their mournful gloom on the two figures
toiling upward. Green atared stolidly
down. The girl at his side, panting with
the climb, seemed to redden a little more
" Oh !" she said, with a well-turned accent of surprise. " Is that you, Mr. Wiltsee': Howdy?"
Wiltsee smiled a sad sort of acknowledgment, stepping aside.
The crowd of six at the landing watched
these proceedings, standing arow,
" Blame if 1 don't reckon she's got more'u
half an eye for Wiltsee," gossiped one.
" Fool girls I Jest like 'em to churn the
back on to a well-set-up, land-owniu' feller
like Guv'nor Green���sober, nice man and
all���jest to hev a pair of black eyes walliu'
lodes 'um.''
The man in the blouse demurred.
"Shucks I Nonie hain't no rale use for
Wiltsee. Jest her way. "Tain't likely as
a girl thet's ben stayin' a month down vender at the Pint viaitin' her km and goin' to
all the doin's hez any use for a man without
a seoond ooati�� his hack."
"Can't toll," protested another, as th.'
till''.n,' began lo tile up lh'' lull.
I he houses of ihe hamlol sal about in a
groove nt in" rivor slope, going qulotly to
pie es in tin.' sunshine, They were gray
and old, with vine-hung hoods to the doors,
ami liiilr gardens in which weeds mi
: I ��� debated with ..iiiis anil hollyhocks
question of precedence
In tho front window of the Boman houso
n muslin ourtain fluttered fn shly, A i ���-���
treo twinsd over the latticed porch, its
thorny arms laden with couutloss llowers
of a tl: cl.ly pitaled sort resembl ng i
pu kered uunches of pink ribbon.
Green liaudod over the packages be had
i .mi oarrying." "Could 1 come :���,  yi I:
this ovenln'': he ventured, He stood awk-
wardly in the gate, his toe.i pathetic ill
their variance of direction. In liis brown
ri !; ii dusky red manifested it-elf.
Nome's mother, a big, fair ,voman, beam-
i i ucoiiragemeiit from the poroh-way, "A
course you kin," sho assured him, Inside
;i"' low celled living-room she embraced In r
daughter proudly, " Law, Nonie, you
look ... i iti le I n llu.' girls "i: tin \ i hvill
hoai  I   Tl il lh ire hat now I   And
v.''.: it'        |i i' '. .i   I ��,iu;   I.i -ri' i'.      -. i
c�� il      critical i oldneas Into ii : _
" Y' ..' -I.i a-iiir I, " it's ever} bit aa jimpy
aa I keor in hov it, y - waist is, for I aim
llkotlioniassakorlii ��� ��� thoireoi ii Ies t itln ir
"ir lidos,   Aa lighl ae vn kin fei  i tin
strings without holp, thet's tight e:i" igh."
In a moment sh.' broke mn amuse   )
"Green's ben mighty bid oil som eyou
j* ni'.1.   Looked like in: w:u i iat.   \\ ��� 11, i
You're going to do weil, rsonic. laint
every girl kin crook her linger aud git a mau
that owns two houses and a barn."
The blond head under the flowery hat
executed a decided toss.
" Oh, I don't know," cried the girl.
" He's a nice man, Green is, nut I don't
know as he's just���Oh, well, 1 kind of favor
a darker-complected style than what he is
���black eves and���"
Her mother's faoe leaped to a sudden misgiving. " Vou better look for something
besides color in a man's eyes," she said,
austerely. " A man thet hain't no gift but
the gift of turnin' a tune and battin' his eyes
ain't to be named alongside of one thet's
honest and reliable.  Thet there Wiltsee���"
"Who spoke his name?   I never."
"'Twasn't needful. Thet there Wiltsee
hain't ambition enough to drive ducks to
water. I'd liever see a daughter o'mine in
her shroud than married to thet smock-
faced feller, with his moonin's and his
mournin'e. "
She stopped with the sudden sharpness
of tone which denotes unwonted excitement. Nome's laugh rang out clear and
disdainful. ".The flush in her aoft cheeks
came aud went,
" I wouldn't worry," she advised her
mother, ' seeing that I ain't married to no
person���nor likely to be."
That night as Green got up to go, Mrs.
Boman signalled her daughter.
" Vou step out with Guv'ner and see thet
the gate's tied, Xonie. I'm jest outdone
witii Blair's hawgs a-grubbiu' up my garden
o' nights."
The moon, slipping into sight ahove tlie
hills, showed a long oval blurred about with
silvery clouds. Tbe rose-vines over the
porch, lacquered blackly on the outer
brightness, oust frail shadows of themselves
on Nonie's gown as she stepped over the
threshold ; some night bird tried a lonely
note across the unseen river : a little wind
wandered thr ugh a thicket beyond the
Green helped to fasten the gate behind
htm. His fingers touched Nonie's as tbey
fumbled with tbe strand of rope, and both
drew up with a startled air. Green's
breath came heavily.
" I never looked to hev the face to ask
you," he said " Xonie���I���it's been a long
spell sence I made up my mind about you."
And as the night bird croaked a second
rasping cry, he added, simply, "Nonie���
could you ?"
The girl turned a little. Her fac3 had
an usual delicacy in the moonlight, the
hair a weft ot mist and moonshine, in the
web of which her eyes shene dark. A
candle flared past the window, and Mrs.
Boman's shape, a plump apparition of
warning, modelled itself up on the car ain,
" Say Nonie ! Oh, I'd do anything on
earth 'or you I"
Nonie withdrew her arm from his grasp
of the thin sleeve.
she slipped away ; but midway of tbe
path she paused and glanced back.
" Well," she said. And her tone was a
tone of consent.
By morning the silvery presage of the
moon's ring had verified itself in heavy
clouds. Mrs Boman, taking note of the
towering mass leaning ita white shoulders
on the south slopes, prophesied thunder.
" Would you keer to fetch a bucket of
Bpi'ing-water against the rain comes':"
she asked her daughter. Her accent was
deferential, as toward one whose fortunes
are established.
Nonie threw on a sun-bonnet, catching up
the bucket as she went.
The spring gurgled between two rocka
overhanging a creek, just beyond the house.
It was icily cold, a little iron-flavored
thread, so clear in its motionless continuity
of How as to look like a filament of glass
spun against the gray cliff. Half-way down
the moss-padded approach to the spring's
yellowish basin Nonie paused foot-bound.
A man was just stooping to drina from
the basin's rim. llis ha: lay beside him
in a clump of ferns, aud liis black lock?
cast oil'tlieir silkiness of texture in white
Perhapa he had seen her. Nonie hesitated for an instant, Then she went forward,
Wiltsee, getting to his feet, freed his
mustache of water with an unembarrassed
brush of the hand.
"Howdy ?'��� he aaid, as ahe set her bucket to till. " That trinkle of water sounds
mighty pretty," he remarked.
She nodded, half kneeling on the mossy
rock, her hand supporting her. Wiltsee
observed her critically,
" I reckon you 'ain't any idy how sweet
you look kneelin'thet a-way," he debated.
She (lashed up a glance of reproof, but
the sadness of his face awed her, it had so
little in common with his words.
"When you blush, like you're Muslim
now," he went on, dispassionately, "you
mind me of an apple blow���all pinky white."
He tilted from heel to toe, a rhythmic
whistle slipping between his teeth. This
presently took on a distineter measure, the
idle breath shaping Itself in words:
" When apple blow. Is whltenln'
Ami birds bogan to -ii t,
And littlo Aprilslmddors
Aero��s tho sky's blue cling- ,
Oh, then my hoarl i- swellln
I. ���   -:���'.���" burstln bud;
.'I. -ii' el l".-'- ill !ll".
A mountain stream il flood!
" For apple blossom? brings mo
My girl - (ai ������ 11 i��hin up i
1, |    . . .   :i. ��� i rei; |n
Front ���      pink | os;      i.
Fur, fin boyond.. ��� ." .-; :,
'Mv':'   mi   ooi i '  n . she
I- ��� veel to wl .  an I -unl
I:.:: i   il        ith to me
Ashe paused he regardi 1 Nonie doubt,
fully, '��� Thar's more words lo it i.bul-
blin' up in my mind whi n i look at you���"
"lean*: wait to hear'um,' she panlod,
stumbling up.    " I  can't I   Vou  tot  a
migl iv swi et ,' iii ������ in I a.! ;...���, an I those
songs you make up are lovely,   But 1 don't
reckon  I can   listen  at 'um  any   more,
Guv'ner Green��� he���"'
" lie's iski : yeh!'
" x-yes,
Wiltsei roppi I n his breast with
a slow motion  of despair vi . :h  seemed
dl '  ::���.:.  .:.!   ;;i   i'.s ac ������) I nee   of her
:       .(-nt.
" I thoi ;1   - nn ": takin' a singin'-olass
down'l in- P'int," hi  sigl ed,   " An I thai'
wos a I ���:     ho .-��� down thar -with blue
V ������<������ ��� darted away,  piling.    " Don't!
you reathed,
Wilts    lighed ...'ri',,  " I won't saynare
.....      i with engaging roadii
'''''''-':    ��� ' '. light as
:,, she
nun, ins neau on hu hreast. the motionless figure haunted her. The averted face,
thc hopeless attitude, kept sleep away that
night as she lay listening to the song of the
frogs below on the slushy river-bank. The
little muslin flounces at her window made
ihe darkness a visable thing full of ominous
batterings. Was tbat a cuckoo's cry, that
experimental note somewhere below 2 It
came from the thicket beyond the house. A
gentle sibilance throbbed through the night,
its sound like the stir of taut strings. And
then the stealthy undertone crept into language.   A low voice was singing :
'��� My swoetheart'a sleepin'.  In her breast
No pain nor ache.
My sweet heart's sleepin'. tho'my eyes
With hot tears shake.
Alone and in the night am I.
Amournin'ncaf a starless sky.
She sleeps.  Nor will my bitter cry
Her droamln'break."
Nonie lay breathless. The sound seemed
as if wandering off, the twang of strings
more faint, some little tripping measure replacing in the distance their earlier rhythm
of mournfulnesa.
" I never see a girl take aech a sorry in-
t'rust in her weddin' fixin'a as you do,"
complained Mrs. Boman. "Here you got
a hull holt o' Wamsutter to make up, and
you jest set round the jurin' time a-count-
in' your lingers. Ain't you feclin' right
" I'm well enough," said Nonie, sullenly.
But her super-abundant color was becoming delicately less. There were patches of
purple under her eyes. She spent the
greater part of her time on the porch below
the roses, sitting idle, casting furtive glances up and down the road.
"Look like uo oue ever passes?" she
"They don't lay out to pass," chuckled
Mrs. Boman. "Chains and oxes couldn't
dror Guv'ner Green a-past that gate. So
fur he gits and no more."
Her daughter snapped oil a rose and began to pick apart the fluted pink petals.
Down the paveless road, beyond the thicket,
she could sec the scrap of dwelling in which
Wiltsee lived alone; it waa on the skirts of
the hamlet, a mere log pen in a clump cf
greenery. Withiu its mossy walls he sat
by himseli, his line eyes always downcast,
the pallor of his cheek more marked as time
wore on,
With the easy clairvoyancy of abut
lids Nonie saw him thus���life, because of
her, touching his lips as a tasteless morsel.
Another man might bave sought distraction among men. The delicate litre of Wiltsee's nature made solitude Iiis only solace.
Honor, too, constrained bis seclusion. She
was promised to another, and he would not
cross her path. It waa only now and then
that she saw him, even at a diatance.
Several weeks passed. Summer labored
into the heaviness of mid-season, the aerial
slightness of her first budding replaced with
matronly curves.
" I p'intedly look for early frost," commented the old man of the brown blouse, as
he slouched over Boman's fence one evening. " D'ye hear thet katydid ? Six weeks
to frost. Well, I'm ready for fall and fall
rains. I ain't like some, content to wear iny
marrer-bones thoo with settin' on 'um, Look
at the lazy cattle these young fellers is !
Lord ! J could no mo'���Thet Wiltsee, now
���Oh, say ! did y'all hear about what happened him yistiddy ?" He spat with a prefatory air, " Why, he went down to tho
Pint with a dugout half full o' 'sang, and
whilse he was waitin' fer a chance to trade
it, he sat down onder the railroad clilf tor
rest. And look like they was blarstin' up
thai-, 'cuz a slab o' rock took him in the
bead. They tell as his eyes ia well bunged.
Some 'lows he won't never hev no use on
'um. Waal, sirs, when I see him a-puttiu'
home last night, all wrapped round the head
and a feller leadin' him, I jest aays to 'um
all that I 'lowed the A'mighty'daarved him
'bout right. Hain't no mo' use 'n a pigeon���
Wiltsee hain't. Good ter whine achuneinto
some fool girl's car, 'n 'nothin' mo1���uh ?
Why, howdy, Miss Nonie? I never seed you
in amongst them thar vines."
It was just on the edge of dark, as
Guv'ner Green, smelling freshly of soap,
and damply polished about the hairs of
his head, came out of this dwelling next
to the store. Something advanced from tho
vernel gloom of tho lilac-bushes beyond
the gate���something white and trembling,
which moved with a sound of rustling mus-
For tbe instant Green fancied his own
thought had taken this overt shape and waa
t uching his arm, appealing to him with a
curiously white face.
"It'a me," panted the appearance, becoming a very real creature with a sobbing
catch in its tone." "I've just heard about
Wiltsee I Oh, Guv'ner, I'm punished. He
cared a bean for me, and I wouldn't let him
say a word, 'cause I 'al promised you : and
now he's nearly killod I   Ob, Guv'ner I"
He had taken her hands, and was steadying her shaking figure.
" What do you want me to do, Nonie':"
he asked.
" I've got lo sec him. Vou won't hate
me, will you? Oh, Guv'ner, it's 'cause he
loves iue so much that I feel so���so bad. He
does, Guv'ner I lie loves me more than you
do,   Thom sougs���"
" Vou want me lo take you where he
is ?"
" V-yes."
"Well, I will. He alll't hurt so bad.
Don't cry, Xonie. I'll take you. 'N I
woni hate you, doary. He couldn't love
you lik... I dn.   Bui it's for you to say,"
in'-, viin! along iii tho dark, stumbling
a littlest times as the dog-fonnol trappod
their feet,   Forks ol' .loll red broke at in-
' .'a'., [i in ii cotl igi door and window.
Men were talking mi the store stops, their
figures grey and indefinite in a pule wash
of light,
But after the two wayfarers had passed
tho heart of tho hamlet hints of lights and
noise died, and the drowsy councils of thu
township frogs seemed to impress the stillness with a profimi' 'et quiet,
Wiltsee's house Wil still some way ahead
���tbe poor small cabin in which he lay,
broken and bleeding, with no familiar baud
to servo him, Nonie's breath camo sharp
at the woeful picture. Those tuneless lips
���was memory at work, or waB thai thin
sweet resonance the airy lilt of banjo-
Grei n heard it too: It. seems to como
from Hogan's," lm said d'lttbtfully, glancing toward a window disclosed jusl, oil' lhc
road .is a pulsing Bquarc of candle light,
A voice appeared lo iry a pitch, There
wa- a murmur of laughter, and it rang out
mora assuredly, Noniostoppsd. The voice
was Wiltsee's.
Perhaps they had taken him for better
care to a neighboring house,   Porhaps in
the delirium o! suffering masking itselt m
a guise of gayety,
" Look in," she said in n strained voice.
" See if it's really him."
Guv'ner moved toward the unfenced yard
his form a blot upon the ruddy space. He
moved so slowly lhat a vibration of impatience bore the girl after him. He was
scarcely in range of the room before
Nonie was at his side staring into the deal-
walled enclosure.
Wiltsee sat at eaae in a corner of the
wood settle, his banjo in his hands. The
bandage over hia brow did not spoil hia
picturesqueness, but rather enhanced hia
foreign air, giving him the look of aome
turbaned Oriental. Tbe same subtle sad-
neaa quivered in hia lips. The very movement of his long fingers on the strings held
intimations of inconsolable grief,
But the watchers in the garden space
were not markedly awaro of the precise
features of Wiltsee's aspect, being absorbed
in regard of the room's other occupant,
Beside the settle, on the low stool, sat
Hogau's girl,a plump young creature, whose
large matronly figure and small babyish face
had a fascinating incongruity. She was
leaning toward Wiltsee, with clasped hands,
and the young man, lifting his hand from
the banjo, trilled with the loose locks of
her brown hair.
' 1 never see sech shiny hair, Bills," be
said. " Widder Hays got right uppity tho
tber night when J told her 1 jeiigcd you
was about as handsome as they make 'em.
Between you and her and the rest of 'um
I can't say a word. Thar now, Ellie, 1
never went to hurt your feelin's.' Your
cheeks is redder than hers. They 'mind i
me of some words thel came a mixin' ami
stirrin' through my head last night when
laid awake   stiidyin' about  you."     lie
lrcaded the cords, beginning softly,
" Whon applo blows is whitonln!
And birds begin to sing -"
Green felt himself twitched toward the
road. Thc figure at his side seemed to
have for the moment a force which set a
mock on forces merely natural. And then,
of a sudden, it was no longer a compelling
miracle of power, but only a soft, limp
something which caught bis hand to its
lips and hung upon him, sobbing : " 1 ben
blind !   Oh, Guv'ner, I ben blind I"
The Oomin'r of Summer.
The woods are astir with the flutter of wings,
Each thicket resounds with the notes ofa
Tlie maples' (,'reen banners unfurl lothe
And hither the dryads eomo tripping along,
Whose chanting has startled the squirrel '.bat
From bough unto bough of the whispering
The uplands, whose pastures of emerald hue
Laugh low at the frolics of lambkins at play,
Are waiting expectant for some one to
Tricked out in their holiday finery, gay
With bullcrcui>s yellow and harebells of blue.
That tinkle and chime when we think they
are dumb.
Tbe brook is aglad witl: hilarious glee.
And gambols and leaps as it runs to thelakSa
".She's coining! she's coming I" it shouts
the Held ;
"The cranes have come back and the wood-
chuck's awake!"
I.ikcnny young madcap from durance set free,
Andslngoth for joy till its lips shall be
Thc lake as her children run into her arms,
Impalienl to tell lhe good tiding- tlie tlrst.
Takes each io her heart, and there rocks
II to sleep:
And while on her heaving, full bosom 'tis
She croons a sofl lullaby, speaking the charms
Ofsullimoi', high carnival coming to keep.
-1 William T. James, Toronto, in Frank Lesllo'8
Worth While.
I pray I lice, Lord, thut when il come-: i me
To-ay if I will follow Truth and Tie'''.
Or choose instead io win a- heller worth
My pains some cloying recompense of earth���
(Irani ine. great Father, from a hard fought
Forcspenl and bruised, upon n battered shield,
Homo to obscure endurance to bo borne,
liathcr than live my own mean gains to scorn.
Far belter fall with face turned toward the
i goal.
At one wuh wisdom and my own worn soul.
| Than overcome to see myself prevail,
1 When 10 succeed al last is but to fail.
Mean ends to win and therewith be contents' ive me from thai I   Direct Thou the event
As suii s Thy will: whero're the prizes go,
Grant mc i he struggle, that my soul may grow
A Paradox of the Pole-
At the Kortb Pole there is only one
direction���south. One could go south in as
many ways as thero are points on the compass card, but every one oi theso ways is
south ; east and west have vanished. The
hour of the day at the pole ia a paradoxical
conception, for that point ia tbe meeting
place of every meridian, and tbe time of ali
holds good, so that it is alwaya any hour
one  carea to mention.   Unpunctuality
hence impossible���but the question grows j Take note of tho reddening, ripening yield
complex, und its practical solution concerns ' Of tho cherry trees, lately in blos-om so sweet.
.       l a v���... ln���,l.���i ..,:���!. .i !_-.-..-. ,_.-...      ���
"When Oherries are Sipe-"
When cherries are ripe nnd summer is hore,
With blossoms and fruitage, with welcome
and cheer;
When robins and bluebirds 'neath sheltering
Chirp of nestings nnd brooding?, and joyfully
When the forests arc ripe with glistening
And llie grass in the meadow is heavy and
���   , When llie maid in thc kitchen, the boy in the
13 i        Held
Xo one needs to go to the polo to discover
all that makes that point dill'erent from any
other point of the surface. But the whole
polar regions are full of unknown things,
which every Arctic explorer of the right
stamp Iooks forward to finding. And the
reward ho looks forward lo most is the approval of tbe few who understand and love
knowledge for its own sake, rather than the
noiay applause of the crowd who would
cheer him, after all, much as they cheer a
winning prize-fighter, or race-horse, or
political candidate.
Thc difficulties that make the quest of
the pole so arduous bave been discovered
by slow degrees. It is marvellous how soon
nearly thc full limits of northward attainment were reached. In 1696 Barents discovered Spitsbergen in about 7S ��north: in
177D Hudson reached St) ��; in 1827 Parry,
by sledging ou the ice when hisship became
faat, succeeded in touching 82" 45'. Since
then all the enormous resources of modern
science���steam, electricity, preserved foods
and the experience of centuries���have only
enabled forty miles ofadditional poleward
advance to be made.
Remembering that the circle marked SO' is
distant aeven hundred miles from the pole,
the reader can realize the distances involved
The Arctic Basin, occupied by the Arctic
Sea, ia ringed in by laud ; the northern
coaata of America, Kurope, and Asia, forming a roughly circular boundary broken
by three well-marked chaunelscomniunicat-
ing with the ocean. Bering Strait between
America and Asia ia the narrowest, Baffin
Bay between America and Greenland is
wider, branching into a number ice-blocked
sounds to the westward, and tapering off
into Smith Sound iu the north-east. The
widest channel of the three lies between
Greenland and Kurope, and thia ia bisected
just, south of SO0 North by the island group,
of Spitzborgen.���[McOlure's .Magazine.
Now loaded with cherries just ready to eat;
When ripe clusters of frulton the trees aro displayed,
Wo think ot the pics that our mothers once
When cherrie-are ripe.
No longer fairies bold tlieir -way:
Vel tiny hammocks swing
Froni waving summer boughs to-day;
And lo the Brasses cling
Soft beaded veils o( woven mi-!.
Whero elves wcre wont to hold their trys
The busy litlle gnome who spreads
Unseen these dainty things
Can mingle with his fragile threads
No hope of future wing--
1'nlike lhc rival worm who spins
His silken shroud and heaven wins.
Nature has weavers who possess
Beauty and poworof song.
The snider in his humble dress
Is silent under wrong.
And wiih his webs ihe vireos dare
To make their pendent nests more fair;
Vet still undaunted by his fate
Ile bangs this shimmering lace
On awkward wall or clumsy gate
With matchless skill and grace:
liut ceaseless foes his fabric- rend :
Titauia's weaver has no friend.
Songs of the Pine-
A gliinp-cof woodlands, green and fair,
A carpet brown soft spreading (here,
And fragrant nature everywhere;
Among green leave-' a singing breeze,
A song oft sung by grand old trees.
A song of pines a- zephyr- play
An old-time hymn sung day hy day,
A thousand years lhat same sweet lay;
A murmur soft and born aloft.
And sung anew Iiy memory oft.
0 troubled soul, bow eft nt night
To calm thy throbbing heartache's blight.
Across the moors of time so while.
Come wafted notes, a -ong that tloats
Across our seas inmem'r* boats.
Ohl for an hour at thy dear feot,
To lie upon thy carpet neat,
Andgaze through bough- where arches meet,
Wliile days of thine, in mem'ry mine,
Come low, sweet murmurs of lbe pine.
Tho Ooral Sea.
Iii no quarter of tho world are the partly
buried ocean wonders moro lavishly dis
played in all their endless variety than off
this north-eastern coast, of Terra Australis,
within the Great Barrier Reef in the (.'oral
Sea. A.s the boat is launched to tako us
ashore, the wonders commence at once, It
is surely some fairy forest where elfin kings
conn princesses  iu fisllly   guise, or water
babies sit and pout on Bomsoorul liouldor,
Or is it a submarine llower garden whsro
the mermaids dwell ?
Deep down in clear, bright water wm-
drolls shapes and  colours are seen, al li:-'
liidlstinotly, liko a tinted photograph out of
focus: then, as lho wator gets shallower
and shallower, more ami  mora distinctly
Hash the jewel tires, ami tiie picture is com.
I'li'ie,    l,ar;/i) Hal. bnivlsiif milk-while coral      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Iirst  attract   tho eye.   Then others  with   | ,.    '....,..���
branching antlers liko a fallen door only tlie  Hope points to I   iven,       drops
fairy herd thorn are lying hurled in a huge,
confusod mass, Sonic are envored with ten
thousand sharp pinnacles of a light purply
colour, eaoh pinnacle having a bright blue
eye (or what looks like an eye) al lhc ex-
All in a sea of emerald, this dream of enchantment, We tear before WU see hall the
glory of it wo might awake, anil, alas ! for-
"Hone On, Hope Ever!"
" lb .pe on. hope ever!"   Karth i-not so drear.
Nor life.i comfortless and empty dream;
Tho darkest clouds thai gather o'crus here
Are not the hnrblngors wo sometimes deem*,
For, In! how brilliant 'lie returning ray,
A- one hy one their shadows pasi awa) t
"Hopeon, lm] v. r!    I-:'..} In irl bi i fl
Oi .dl thai rendon -l lifo onco dear lo thool
.'. I ia ��� ��:>' ik thi      ei  hloss snarl   - '���������:'���.
Whose light, tli   ,   ��� '������  '.'  sh ill thj bo icon
Though dentil -. "I i I. md - imo kin In A tto
maj -I vi r.
Still Ictlh; ni" to b ��� " Iloi    ii. hop ovi r!'
" Uopcoi,  '��� ii ������  "   '���'  ���' in "   ri -i"l.
i   ... ��� : till    onl   ' .        on thy tun en
chci  .
Tin re i- , !i.'.' ���. if eton  I rest,
v,    io    i :       ...  ii. ii   :  il tong ie ' ,n
In ''.
A Pap:-v to Prevent Forged Documents
It i- very desirable th ��������� lishonesi p. neat
be prevented from duplicating ���:'.:', .:��� s
ol Bto :k, bonds, di >:'.-, :.:. i - . ii valuable
documents: and many devices have been
employed (or this purpose, A new pro*
. . ������       ,. ,,      , ,   ,,      i cess has just been introduced in making a
get too soon, J hero light and fea hery ,)envhJich wU1 at lea8t bedifficult to imi-
branches ���| ferndike coral are blushing a ���f-, *nk is applied to a litho-
soft p.nk or pale nasturtium yi low.   Here :      ,, *Jnd mother similar .-tone is
large solid masses of brain coral, round and , J. ��� , . ��� ,. ������,,���:,,���;,,.,.,.,.������,,,
whits, tho surface cncrusieit or engrave-^U heinkisso distributed that i variegatsd
With the most   delicate lace  tracings ; Md I j ,. ,,,���;, , |,    \V1,m tlu. ���,, ^
I the design is transferred to paper alter the
usual mannoi in lithographic printing.  Of
I course any i-'.'.or may be selected tor ths
As Sniiihkins sat in his oilmen dye-agent  ink.   Iti* manifest, also, tint the design
put his bead in at t he open door, and asked ��� thus cheaply pr iduoed cau be varied indeli-
ehee.'liiHv : nitely until a pleasing or etl'ective one is
"Any old olothes tobe dysd?" '..''������ t: - .<>��� i.   A ������.���".���..���������.:-���:.:��� ':��������� ������ i nonce
" No," answered   "imlthklni  in funeral when compared with i sampli   I ihsgen
tones, "they are all dead," uinepa]  I
ic most
others green and
lace tracings ; and
like a coarse moss, i
An Evasive Answer. LAKE
The above town site is now on the market, and lots are being
rapidly bought up by local parties. It is situated at the north end of
Trout Lake, in the famous
which is going to be one of the RICHEST MINING REGIONS in
America. NUMEROUS 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
For further particulars apply to
at the Head Office, Nelson, B.C., or to
C,,KtJ r-Mit-WiV
1     'rl M
Local Agent,
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