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Array VOL. V.
No. 29.
Shooting a Mr.n at Douald.
At Donald last Saturday night 8
most unfortunate shooting affair occurred, when Constable H. Redgrave
shot John Barr, foreman of the Columbia River Lumber Co. Jt appears
the two men were in the Forest House
and an altercation arose between them
as to the fighting abilities of different
nationalities. The dispute eventually
became personal, and the men agreed
to settle the matter outside, They
went towards the O.P.R. water ���ank,
gome distance from the Forest House,
and here Redgrave weakened a little,
and said be did not think he would
fight, Barr accepted the retraotion
on condition that Redgrave would go
back with him and make it in the
presence of the men who had heard
the challenge given. Hedjrave agreed
to this, and the men walked back towards the hotel. When opposite the
C.P.R. ice bouse Redgrave said Barr
must tako him to be a fool, and on
Barr turning round to reply Redgrave
drew his revolver and shot him in the
right sido of the face, the bullet entering the mouth, breaking off two
back teetb, and lcdjing somewhere
behind the right oar, but owing tc
tbe great swelling of the face and
Deck its exact whereabouts could not
be ascertained. Barr, who is s large,
powerful man, reached the hotel witb
assistance, but two hours later lost
consciousness. Dr. Symonds endeavored to locate the bullet, but without success, and Barr waa taken to
Golden hospital, where he is progressing favorably, and it was thought
would be able to attend the preliminary examination before the magistrates at Donald on Thursday. Redgrave gave himself up next day, and
will probably be committed to the
next assizes. It is a great affliction
tor his father, Sheriff Redgrave, who
buried his wife last September, and
we are sure the sympathy of our
readers will be extended to bim in
Ihis new trouble.
Events of the past Year in the
Town and Division of
Children's Night at the
Methodist Church.
The Christ-BBS Eve entertainment
last Saturday night was attended by
���noi* a large audience as never before
was seen in the Methodist churoh,
owing, no doubt, to its being well
advertised in the local paper. An
excellent programme was presented
before the gifts were distributed. The
following took part:���Mrs. T. Haig,
organ selection; Misses Ruth and
Lily Valentine, Grade and Essie
Hamilton, Mr. 0. E. Shaw and Neil
McLaughlin, recitations; Mr. John
Patterson, reading; Mr. Barber, solo,
accompanied by Mr. F. Ahlin. Tbe
choir sang at intervals, and Dr. Ms-
Lean's musical box worked its way
through tbe whole gamut of eight
tunes, much to the amusement of tbe
little ones. Rev. 0. A. Procnnier
gave short addresses between the
pieces, bnt he gave up the attempt
to edge in a word between tbe solos
of the musical box and sat himself
down to await tbe end with the
patient audience. Santa Claus, in
the person of Mr. H. N. Coursier,
distributed the children's Christmas
Cresents, not a single child in the
>wn being forgotten. The superintendent of the Sunday-school (Mr.
R. Howson), Rev. C. A, Proonnier,
Mrs. Howson and other ladies are deserving of thanks for providing suoh
a medium tor making the children
CouBsiHi.--Deoember 28th, at Revel-
rt'-ke, the wife of H. N. Coursier,
of a son.
Rev. J. F. BETTS, ot Kamloops.
 ^ ,
On Monday Evening
Ihere will be a Tea Meeting, when the
ladies of tbe congregation
will serve a grand,
Addresses will be delivered by Revs.
J. F. Butts nod E, E. Haiidwjck
and loonl ministers.
There will be an oxcellent program,
ef vocal and Instrumental music, readings and recitations,
Admission���Adulte GOo.tobiliicen 35q..
Mj**, K. Howson, Mrs. D, IIouinson,
Mi     "   Ha inn
We started the year with 93 inches of
snow. So far this winter 70 inches have
fallen.   Tbe weather has been milder
than last winter, which was said to be
the coldest within living memory, tbe
mercury dropping to 28 degrees below
zero in Revelstoke,   The chemical fire
engine arrived from Toronto on the 3rd
January, and the fire brigade was organized two weeks later.   On the 6th
of tbe month, while engaged in the
erection of the new sawmill (the old
one having been destroyed by fire) poor
Sam Rathwell was instantly killed.   On
February 3rd the owners of Tront Lake
City advertised the new townsite and a
considerable number of lots were disposed ot before the silver panio set in.
Lardean also beoame famous as a new
and prosperous townsite, At this time no
less than eight charters were being applied for to build as many railroads in
West Kootenay, bat only three have
been constructed���the Revelstoke and
Arrow Lake, Naknsp and Sloean, and
Nelson and Fort Shepherd.   On March
3rd the death of Mr. Hugh Nelson, late
Lieut.-Oovernor of British Columbia,
ooourred in London, England.  Several
meetings of Revelstoke citizens took
plaoe concerning the townsite dispute
and the condition of tbe river bank, and
representations were sent to Viotoria
and Ottawa.    At, George Tnrner, a
surveyor, was sent to examine the river
bank, bnt the deep scow prevented bis
making a proper survey.   Wolves were
seen and killed close to tbe town, tbe
severe weather driving the animals in
from the mountains.  Two rook slides
ooourred this month in the Eagle Pass
and several huge snow and timber slides
in tbe Illecillewaet canyon two or three
miles east.   On tha 30th a freight engine strook a rock slide at Soabird Bluff
and rolled into tbe Fraser river, drowning Steve Whyto, the engineer, and his
fireman. A meeting of oitiaens waa held
in RevelBtoke to petition tbe Provincial
Government to build a railway from
Naknsp to tbe ainet, wbieh road tbe
Government bas caused to be oonitrn**-
ted ud which will be oi gnat benefit to
tbis town and the province,  Tbe new
sawmill was itarted to work in April
and two rowboats opened navigation on
tbe Oolumbia by going down river on
tbe 8th, tbe str. Marion following on
the 20th.   Snow fell on tbe 16th, the
str. Illecillewaet arrived np irom Robson on the 22nd, and on the 24th two
destructive snowslides ooourred three
miles oast of the town.  Surveyors also
oommenoed work on tbe Revelstoke and
Arrow Lake Railway.    Str. Kootenai
left here witb 14 carloads of rails for
tbe Nelson 4 Fort Shepberd Railway
early in May, and on tbe 18th tbe first
shipment of Sloean ore passed throngh
Revelatoke. It was from tbe Vanoouver
mine, in tbe Mabon group.  Sales of
Naknsp lota beoame brisk in onticipation
of tbe speedv commencement of the
Naknsp k Slooan Railway, tenders for
whioh were opened on the 7th Jnne.
Mr. Van Home and party visited West
Kootenay and expressed astonishment
at its vast mineral wealth.  Tenders for
clearing the right of way on the R. k A.
L. Railway were opened at Vancouver
on tbe 19th of June and the contract.
at first awarded to J. J. Nickson, bat
ultimately to D. McGillivray, and aotaal
work commenced on July 3rd. The str.
Arrow bailt at Revelstoke was launched
in June.   Mr. Daley, Minister of the
Interior, addressed a meeting in the
schoolhouse on the 2nd of Angnst, when
be told onr citizens that tbe townsite
dispute would be settled before they ate
tbeir Christum dinner; bnt tbe Christmas dinner has beeu eaten and tbe dials still unsettled.   On tbe 23rd of tbe
same month tbe Hon. Theodore Davie,
Premier of British Colnmbia, delivered
a speech whioh bas since become famous
throughout the province.   The oase of
Farwell vs. tbe Qneen oame up again it
Ottawa in October, and Farwell once
more obtained an adverse decision. Tbe
first snow fell on Ootober 24tb, and
navigation dosed on November 22nd.
Mountain fever and la grippe were prevalent dnring November, bnt no fatal
cases ooourred.  Soundings for tbe new
C.P.R, steel bridge over tbe Colnmbia
were concluded early in November, bat
it is said tbe old bridge will bave to
serve a year or two longer.
In tbe town itself not much alteration
bas taken place. Another hotel and two
grocery businesses bave been opened
during tbe year, and a new drug store,
Catholic churoh, sawmill, and abont a
dozen new dwelling-houses bave been
erected. Thirty acres of Ihe C.P.R.
townsite have been cleared and a fine
avenue (Mackenzie) laid out and partially built on. Tbe citizens raised $250
for the purpose of opening np Douglas
Street, which bas been a disgrace to tbe
town tor yeita. The Government gave
an (Hjiml amonnt, and it was thought
$500 wonl,! open np a wide, handsome
thoroughfare from the entrance of lbe
town lo tbe railway track, nearly half a
milo. Tbe citizens' ��.350 cleared and
levelled tbo street tbe whole width of 80
foet for nearly a quarter of a milo, boi
\!io Government $25Q 1ms simolv W*��
wasted, as far as Douglas Street is concerned. Tbere is still a quarter of a
mile to be oleared and graded. Tbe
citizens appointed a committee to oversee tbe spending of tbeir 8230, while
the Government money was nnder the
control of tbe Government Agent here.
Hence the difference in the results. No
one living in tbe town ean understand
Mr, Kirknp's hostility to having any
Government money spent bero. And
not only bas be bitterly opposed tbe
outlay of Government money, bnt bas
misrepresented tbe needs of tbe distriot
to tbe officials at Viotoria. Personally
we bave nothing against Mr. Kirknp,
although be seems to think we have, but
it is galling to know tbat a man who has
so much power as the Government
Agent should use it for the sole purpose
of obstructing the progress of a town
and distriot from which he is drawing
a pretty good salary. Capt. Sanderson
commenced building a large hotel at the
Hot Springs, on Upper Arrow Lake, a
health rosort wbioh is bound to become
popular, Fine hotels bave been bn-lt
at Thomson's Landing, Lardeau and
Tront Lake City. Many ranches have
been taken ap near these townsites, and
et Hall's Landing, where there are
abont a score of farms occupied, the
Government expended $400 on a wagon
road throngh tbe settlement, witb the
option of another $200 for extending the
road if found neoessary. And here,
again, the Government Agent is greatly
oensnred by the Hall'a Landers for not
osrrying the road further. Bridges have
beeu oonstruotod over the Iileoillewaet
River, Downie Creek, Fish River, Pool
Creek and Lardeau River. Many of
these bridges are bailt over large, turbulent streams, where substantial structures are required. Trails bave been
made np Healey Creek, tbe north and
south forks of tbe Lardeau Biver, and
np Poole Creek to tbo headwaters of
tbat stream, giving access to tbe im-
mens3 deposits of galena in the Black
Bear and Lexington olaims, wbile those
ap the forks of tbe Lardsan and Healey
Creek open op a large distriot riob in
gold, silver and lead.
Business during the lost bolt of the
yea; has bees very brisk in Revelstoke.
Railway construction eansed a great influx of laborers, and all the stores and
hotels bave bson busy in consequence.
Tbe busings done at tbe Revelstoke
pot-t-efBee has been exceptionally heavy,
tbe Canadian mails for tbe whole of
West Kootenay having to go through
tbis office. We bave been exempt from
fires dnring the year. Tbe engine was
called ont only ioar times���once to the
station when the piles of brushwood on
tbe C. P. R. olearing were burning too
near tbe houses, onoe to a basb fire near
Douglas Street, and two occasions when
its servioes were not required. Smallpox waa brought here irom Vancouver
in the spring, and was not stamped oat
nntil it had claimed one viotim, a yonng
man named Beaton; a native oi Nova
Scotia. The spring was very late, and
gardening was not so successful aa it
wonld otherwise bave been. Although
last winter's snowfall was exceptionally
heavy the lingering spring weather prevented the melting of tbe snows nntil a
month later than nsnal, and the river
was at its bighest aboot the lit Angnst,
bat did not reaoh the high water mark
of 1892. The Kootenay Brewery was
re-opened early in the year by Mr. J. E.
Long, and a lager beer brewing plant
boa recently been added to the Revelstoke Brewery. The Inland Revenue
Deoartment granted Mr. W. Cowan tbe
privilege of keeping a bonded warehouse
abont two months ago.
We ore compelled to leave the som-
mary oi mining events till n6xt week on
oooonnt of look oi space. Get next
week's Stab.
Mr. J. M. Kellie, M.P.P.. left here
last night for Viotoria. The Legislative
Assembly opens on tbe 18th of January,
and Mr. Kellie will not return to Revelstoke nntil the close of tbe session.
A. Carrie was brought before Mr. F.
Fraser, J, P., on a oharge of damaging
the door of a house on Front Street and
using threatening language towards tbe
occupant. He was fined $25 and costs,
Mr. Charles. F. Law, of Golden, B.C.
Commissioner to the World's Fair at
Chicago, attended a meeting of the
Royal Colonial Institute at the Hotel
Metropole, London, Eng., on Nov. 28th.
Now in the winter of onr discontent,
With backing cough aod feverish body
bent; Grasped in tbe clutches of the
fiend La Grippe, Tbe proper thing to do
is take a sip���of tbe Kootenay Cough
Mixture at the Pharmacy. It will onre
yon and kill la grippe.
The first number of tbe "Spokane
Opinion" reaches ns this week, it is an
eight-page, five colnmn, cleanly-printed
paper, with short news articles gathered
from a wide field. The publishers have
a great deal of courage in starting a new
paptr in sucb a time ot depression.
Rheumatism Cvueu in a Dav.���Sonth
Amerioan Rheumatic Care for Rheumatism and Neuralgic radically cures in 1
to 3 days. Its action upon the system is
remarkable and mysterious. It removes
at once tbe cause anil the disease immediately disappears. The first dose greatly
benefits.���-75 cents." At the Revelstoke
Anniversary services will be held in
the Methodist ohnroh on Sunday, Jan,
7th, when the Rev. J. F. Belts of Kamloops will preach. On Monday evening
the ladies of the congregation will serve
a grand old-fashioned dinner. Adress-
es will be delivered by Revs. 3, F. Bette
E. E. Hard wick and others. An excellent programme of vooal and instrumental music.   Seo advt.
We desire to return our sincere than ki
to Mr. F. MoCarty for the handsome and
nnexpeoted present of, a fine goose for
onr Christmas dinner; tc Mr. Oliver
Lewis for tbo splendid Christmas cake
be left at oar office witb the compliments of the season; and to /Mrs. Clark
for ber appropriate and kiodly gift. Bat
equally with tbe gifts, we value the
spirit which prompted tbem,
Mr. 0. F. Law, of Golden, wbo acted
as B.C. Commissioner .at thc Wortd'i
Fair, has been interviewed by a representative nf "Tbe Colonies and India"
in London, Eng., wbioh journal has
a great deal ol good to aay of this provinoe of ours. We sbould very muoh
like to give some extracts from this
influential paper, bnt want oi space
forbids this week, at least. The Agent-
General for B.C. in London is Mr. H.
C. Beeton, 33 Finsbnry Circus, E.G.
Tbe installation of officers of "Mountain Lodge," No. 11, A.F. k A.M., took
place in tbe Masonic Hall, Donald, on
Wednesday last,when tbe following were
installed:���W. Newman, W. M.; J.
Matbie, S.W.; R. W. Patmore, J. W.; D.
MoLean, treas.; J. MoLeod, seo.; J.
McGiunis. S.D.; J. Stirrett, J.D.; W.
Elson. I.G. After tbe aeremony oi
installation a capital sapper was served
at Satberland'g Hotel, where mnsio and
goodfellowship held sway till the "wee
sma' boars."
A party of Italians living in a house
on Douglas Street quarrelled on Wednesday eveuing, and one of them got
his head cat open with the edge of a
heavy stool. The man oame into tbe
Stab office, presenting a hideous speota-
ole, the blood streaming over his face
and breast and dripping on tbe floor.
His face was bathed with warm water,
Officer Kirkup fetched, and tbe man
taken baok to the bouse to point out bis
assailant, but that individual had flown
in tbe meantime. Next day the wounded man said be would not proseonte,
and tbe oaso dropped on the same.
[L.S.]      E. DEWDNEY.
To Our faithful the Members elected to
serve in tne Legislative Assembly of
Our Province of British Columbia at
Our City of Victoria���(jBERIKO.
TiiEODonE Davie, I WHEREAS We aro
Attorney-General, j desirous and resolved, as soon as may be, to meet Our
people of Our Proviuco of British Columbia, and to have their advise in Onr
NOW KNOW YE, that for divera
causes and considerations, and taking
into consideration the ease nnd convenience of our loving subjects, We have,
thought fit, by and witb the advice of
Our Executive Council of the Province of
British Columbia, to hereby convoke, and
by these presents enjoin yon, and euch of
you, that ou Thursday, tbo Eighteenth
day of tbe month of January, one thousand eight hundred and ninety-four, you
meet Us in Our snid Legislature or Parliament of Our said Province, nt Onr City
BUSINESS, to treat, do, net, and conclude upon those things which iu Our
Legislature of the Province of British.
Columbia, by the Common Council of
Our said Province may, by the favour of
God, 1} ordained.
In Testimony Whereof, We have caused'
these Our Letters to be made Patent
and the Great Seal of the said Province to be hereunto affixed : Witness, the Honourable Edgar Dbwd-
Nbi, Lieutenant-Governor of Our
said Province of British Columbia,
in our City of Victoria, in Our said
Province, this Fourteenth day of December, in the year of Our Lord one-
thousand eight hundred nnd ninety,
three, and in the fifty-seventh year
of Our reign.
By Oomiiinnd,
Provincial Secretary..
Of Swansea and Wigan,
Analytical Chemist & Assayer,
Lardeau and Slocau Prospects-
Mr. H. N. Conrsier has resigned bis
ooinission as Jnstioo of tbe Peace.
Mr. Kiaoaid, ranoher, of Thomson's
Landing, spent Christmas in town.
Mr. W. B. Pool, owner of tbe Pool
group of olaims in the Lardean, arrived
np on Tuesday.
C. B. Hume k Co. bave just reoeived
a fine assortment of ladies' hosiery of
all shades and qualities.
Messrs. Edward Adair and W. Viokers
of Hall's Landing, have been in town
enjoying tbe festive season.
Rev. C. A. Proonnier will preach in the
Methodist ohurcb to-morrow; morning
at 10.30, evening at 7.30. Snnday-schoo)
in the ohnroh at 2.30.
Itch on human and horses and all
animals cured in 30 minutes by Wool*
ford's Sanitary Lotion. This never fails.
Sold at Revelstoke Pharmaoy,
On Tuesday night at Donald the thermometer registered 9 degrees below
zero, while at Revelstoke it was 28 degrees above. Tbe distance between tbe
two plooes is 79 miles.
A rumour spread itself over town on
Monday that M. Kelly, late roadmaster,
C.P.R. had oommited suicide at Nakusp,
bat as yet no one seems to be able to
authenticate or oontradiot it,
English Spavin Liniment removes all
hard, soft or calloused lumps and blemished from horBes. Blood spavin, curbs,
splints, ringbone, Bweoney, stifles, soro
and swollen throat, coughs, sprains, ko.
Save $50 by nse of ono bottle. Warranted
th.9 meat wondorful Blemish Curo ever
Wv-v.3..  Ike Revolsteke EhMmwy,
Desiroo to inform the ladies of Revelstoke that she bas opened a Dress and,
Mantlemaking establishment at the Stockholm House, Front Street, where she vrili
be pleased to show all tbe latest London.
Paris and New York designs. Satisfaction guaranteed in fit, style and finish.
Tbe Christmas ot 1893 will be remembered in Rovelstoke for its mildness.
The snow waa crisp and hard, and it
was quite a pleasure to walk upon it.
During Christmas Day several sleighing parties were ont, everybody, great
and small, being invited to participate
in that healthful recreation.   But perhaps, tbe greatest enjoyment was obtained by those wbo went ont by tbe
light of the moon.   The toboggan slide
was lit np about nine p.m. and a large
party kept up tbe fun for a oouple of
hoars, wbeu an adjournment was made
to the residenoe of Mr. H. N. Coursier,
where the evening was spent in music,
dancing and regaling the inner man.
All tho hotels were full, the average
number of guests sitting down In dinner being about 00.   The usual Christmas obeer of roast goose, turkey and
plum pndding was done justice to.and
at tbe Victoria an elaborate menu was
served at six o'clook.   Tbere was an
absonoii of oveigreeus on the walls,
whioh seems to indicate that an old ous-
ton, is being dispensed witb,   The storo
windows had beon nicely dressed for tbo
festive Benson and contained fine displays   of   toys and knick-knacks, tbe
finest show being that of C. B. Hume
k Co., with H. N. Coursier a good second,   The only event wbioh   marred
tbe peacnluluoiis of tbe day was a ligbl
between some Swedes and Finlanders,
who had been imbibing a little too muoh
1. VJenelle*
in all kinds of
Bough and Dressed
Highest Honor**���World's Fair-
A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Pre*
aT.ojiiAinmojii.-t, AJum or asg oftcr adulhjanfc. nil
jiioriii'Ji nutuiii   Luruiii
The school-room, a bare, desolate sort of
room on week-days, is looking quite festive
to-night, Itis arrayed ,11 a glory unprecedented; tlie decorations hitherto have
been c-o,ifl"",l to a lew decorous boughs of
avergreeui carefully placed here and there
where the damp'patches on llie wall aie
most conspicuous, hut this eveuing the
room seems ablaze with color. There i.s
something, indeed, positively baoohanulian
about the hitherto modest old school-house.
All thc candles, arranged in sconces
against tho hare whitewashed walls, havo
been dressed a la ballet. Frivolous littlo
skirts of pink and yellow tissue-paper have
been hung on littic frames around them,���
regretfully short littlo skirts, too, sticking
out in a disgracefully Haunting fashion.uiui
malting the candles look like danseiises
with only ,..;c white leg instead oi two.
as for thc oi! lamps,thoy nut the candles
completely in lhe shade, being redder,
skirtier, even more ballet-ish. As yet gas
has not found its way to this small town,
and electric light, if they had even heard
of it, would have heen regardod Iiy the
shopkeepers and small farmers as a device
ofthe devil to allure their souls to pordi-
lion. "Perdition" the placo is always call-
cl iu Ballymore, the shorter word being
considered rude.
A little stage-they would have died,
however, if you had called it that : they
arc  very  Low-Church  in  Ballymore, ���--
.    Her courage breaks down here, her voice
' trembles.
"I am going," hc replies, calmly. He
lather admires this si,linking from publicity
from observation, so sure to follow on her
engagement to him. "I would go away
altogether," says he, rising and preparing
to return to Mrs. Adare, "but that J have
promised Mr. (labhett to sing something
for him during thc pauses in the lecture."
"You sing':'' says Terry, with some
amazement. She has forgotten that he told
her hefore. She has seen him so often, but
had never thought of him as one who could
" Occasionally," smiling 1 then suddenly
ho looks hack at her ; he has taken a step
or two away. " 1 shall sing to you," he
says, gravely.
Ily this time the locturo has commflilocd
and the rector is showing oil his eli Ies. The
lights have been lowered, and, except far
the ballet-dancers planto I along the walls,
all is gloom. Jerusalem, in liltle spasmodic
jerks, is being shown to a breathless audi,
Jerusalem us here described must ba a
truly remarkable place. No wonder so many
people nowadays makes pilgrimages to
Th." lecturer has grown a little hoarse
over Bethany and Nazareth, and is uow
working himself into a fever over a fullblown view of the Holy City, Thc coloring
is immense.   The clouds arc indigo of  the
litt'e erection let na therefore say,has been   deepest dye.   Tlie walls are red ns blood
mado at the eud of tiie room, and this is j most of tlio houses are of tlle tint of
covered wuh a thin scarlet substance that' yellow ochre,: and the rest are a pale and
looks admirable from a distance, but which | sickly pink.   Thc prevailing color through
all the. slides, however, ia  vermilion,   and
I the more vermilion the greater the success,
to judge   by  the  shout*  of  tho  village
children in the rear.
Mr. Dormer is prosing along in die ortho-
has an uiilortunate trick of catching up the
unwary one and following after tho train
of the la-.'y's gown that moves over it.
"Turkey red" is what the shopkeeper
called il when ho sold it this morning to
Misa Gabbett, the rector's sister.  'It has:a | dox style.   He fa a tall, aad-yisagetl man,
ipioor smell, and it feels damp. I dull from life's light with the Jews, and
Wreaths of ivy and laurel droop irom I evidently without a joke left in him, if ever
every possible corner and art hanging trom j e |uu,w ,|1(, menni���g ���f 0Iie, Not that it
every beam. A particularly splendid . matiera . ���0 0I)0 js Iistoiiing to him ; tl,c
wreath of roses is suspended from the slitles have all the attention that can he
cental lamp. This is evidently meant to ] 8parod *jom a rouuj 0f *ow;yoiced gossip,
be the cbol-d'iouvre of, thc evening; but,.^,,,^ jn the- dark, where no one oan be seen,
unfortunately, the roses have succumhed to
the heat, and   their  leaves  arc hanging
When Terry enters, accompanied bythc
it is found delightfully easy to whisper
littlo bits of scandal into one's neighbor^'
ears. ��� ,,-..-.
Once great applause breaks forth : this ii
boys, the room is quito full and tlle foreign when-the reotor, to whom the lantern ..
missionary who is staying with the rector, | somewhat of a Chinese puzzle, puts iu ono
and who has offered to enlighten the in-, of thc slides upside down. This shows a
habitants of Ballymore about the present I c)me* ^-itli its four legs in the air. and some
state of Jerusalem, is already on the (jpocimona of the human forn\ that look dia-
platform. The rector has born-owed a. numbered, ft is a great success: every
magic-lantern from a clerical friend om g,.owa hysterical. Old Mr. Marin the next_paris!i (who has some slide's tin, the butcher, standing up in the
suppose,! to represent streets and soenes'of corner, asks, excitedly, " What's thim
the ancient city), and is now going over wj|j animnla t|,ere ���,-������ am; j, verj, angry
thc lantern and examining the slides, ob- whon. the mistake is explained to'hini, .Mrs,
livious of thc fact that- his sister, a tart old | Adare is in convulsions 1 and a3 for tho two
maid of about sixty, ia beckoning to him to O'More.-boya, thero is "no houhlin' thim,"
come and arrange,seats for tho Hall party,
who have just arrived.
They had come only a' moment before
Terry and her brother.'. Terry had purposely he!,! hack from entering until
fanny, accompanied by Trefusis and ' followed by at least a dozen pcojih', had gone
in first.   This had annoyed tho boys,  who
as their old nurse would have said.
Miss Gabbett lo.oks back iudigiiautiy:
.." Geoffrey, cease that noise I" says she in
a loud whisper.
" Every one is laughing as wall'as nie,"
returns Oeoffry, angrily.
" Silence, sir, whilst your superiors are
Bpeaking I" says Miss Gabbett,  alluding
were eager for the lantern, and who would j i0 the good rector, who is now explaining
indeed, if their wishes had bcen ("ranted, 1 his mistake,
have been seated before the lamps weie lit,       " It jB  ���,
Now, to their disgust, Terry elects to sit on
a bench just behind MisaU&bbett (their pet
aversion, at whose hands they have suffer-
ed much), in qtiito a dark corner, a place
that fairly divides the sheep from the goats,
���lhat is, the townspeople from their
"Can't you move on, Terry?" asks
Goofl'rey, In an angry whisper, "What do
vou want tosil behind this old cut for?"
Providentially, Miss Gabbett is deaf.
is you who are speaking," sayr,
Geoffrey, raging ; and there threatens to
be a prolonged scullle botween him and
Miss Gabbett, when Terry comes to tiie
" Be quiet, Geoffrey," says she, whereon
Geoffrey stops sneaking, and broods on
veil ;eanoe.
" I. idles and gi ntlomen," says'the rector
go'id-humoredly, "the camel! in tin last
picture 1 had the pleasure oi shotting you,
bad evidently proved refractory.   It must
"INo, no.   Stay here.   It is a very good  hive.upset its ridera.   It was a thoroughly
place, and we can see so well."   She seats ! realistic representation.   I nop- vou   will
herself resolutely ; she is glad of tho dark,   take it as such."
of the quiet j she dreads  ihe  thought of     Hero all the old ladies pr  k iptheirears
rolng into the fuller light, with  the  fresh ftm*  bogin to   whisper.   "Realistic !'    is
now terrible change in her life still torment-1 that word orthodox!   Is it High-Chu
ing her.   she has not even 'old  the  hoys  Did lie me.an ritualial       :      reotoi  had
-.bout it.   Some undefined feeling has kept  beenseeretl   ,   used latelj   faleani   ; to-
ser tongue silent,   She did not say to her- .w : ,    ..     Amlptr-
self that the hoys were very Mud of Larry.   nap3 the S0I ;,;v���.a.;1 ,n *rM*, from ..;��� i;a ,
but she thought of itall the same.   And do   -oral strand" and Cej    i's
they like Mr. Irefusis!   they  have had , ���
hardly .11 opp.riiinity t��� like  or  dislike:  i;vi,,:i, and,  ,.-.���   f them I     tl
she has therefore been actually afraid   - lac&asar")would * to upset
say a word to them about it, especially   . rs still furth        :��� ���  ..
lhey bave been in a rather truculent mn Living so
all day,   Il   was  something  about   M      .  , . , . ,.  .. .. .       .
Gabbett    At dinner, she remembirs now,      Che lecture ill et*    ���
they hail sairl something to her dispara ....
ment.   She had I n Molding them   when
they were at th, for
Shi :. -1 ���"��� idently been        ' worst wil
them, and tbat wculd bad indeed
Mi-- Uabl 01 j',    - 1 iwor i.  And the
��� y- are ilv, 1 ��� ,1 w it witl   er
" Be qui,    ' Mr, Dormer ia ���: ing
to 1 oei ���     Mr. Dormer Wi -
tograt     .        .    is grasp    ���
leupera .-    ��� '-j 01 inge
on his wa . I agi, an I this
pres       . .     .   1 'ni' r
���  . forward, and
��� the aid of a lo It ird faatei
[i '���'��� it seo trely to one of the-1    id    ia
""  Hi !     '       "- 1 Max,j ,,,   , .    .
i'i nn     uitiful face   -rowing     ;,r,,, , ,.,...... ;��� ,   ��� ��� .,.  .
������r'-- see*     nl, in ag [1 rward snsp
" ���   ��� ne,     1  ��� - uhind       ..      the old la I sudd
'���  '���     ' ���   ���'     " " 0 has not 1 g ....,,.,   her; t, ���    mow    - 1
(    towards Faun- ,   ...
������ I ������������������  il once     A thrill     ears
';i ber  ati - ���   -.    .' hei,        ���,,. ;,.,���. forwa, ,    .,,' nosl li r hand
"I ��� ; ��� j his, fl  en, locking Up, h        her intenti,
���' md sees, too, the com truction of hi,
"ii ��� ���       *ty bur-  |,op      ..... an lightning he drs 1  he
riedly.   "I would rathe I , ,     ends the
��� ������ , ''.  -I ttli   ' it'll   " I should into ips
afraid I     tl       im nol        I those     - ,,
Into ipa    -       haa    -        1 cap w
; , . ,,,, .���, ....  .
1 I,    I here is one awfu
'slides have ceased to   ittra,        I
I    pnoso 1       md not give mo ..   ea
��� ., ,    , her part   up go her tw
hero'      ���.    I ������: iiis    Ai this b   h the
oj-, ',������,, ��� li, ire''.. I, open, 11    il nul-
ai 1   nl   to theii fi ��� 1
.,    , ��� 1 .,       1.""   head   1 then Tern
"St,lown, aayi terry, turn ng to them   , ,.     ,
llgaantl)     Halol     oyi feels a,    '
forward pick, t|
,    , ,   ninli's it duj.n on on   d   1 Gab
julv   j   tc   ���        a   would   havo   felt, t   , ,
botti head, t
I   I
0 hlng  bill  a  ll '��� r^y    ulmlration   for
V,1   ll nl
I'l ��� le
iii with :ii  pr' In '    Mia   ���
���  louro tooii ip fi roximi-' ,
in,,, i-i n - md  norting V
11 ir etc, I ion t  ��� j" 1    1,    rs
annen hayo much to rlo ��il
��� "i Mi 1 Q ibl ''''I.   ���, cn .   to
ho boys' ��� ���' ttrtoiy,   I!   i b i,  lo  bn n ar
Fr,,:.: -. Ii'annj ia au .  fun I    fonr boyil
'1 v iro dootnod to Ila ipp 1 ntinoiit,
"You musl not bo 0 fi nded,"   lya In.
"Go hn    1 Geo!      ,    iys p 1 n  T 'rr;,
ii, alow h    '    ible md Geoffrey,
li -���     ! bt  :. i:'   I   mo   . down
, ,       ,    -"   - irdao in tho empty  honch .... 1
!-liberaioly, looking wilb 11 fur sho* ol  i-;'":" -'' ""' lho  retnaindet ol ho  pei
wage into Tvefuais'a fa, -. "bul I hope  formance    I orry protend** no1  to son bim
And now lho lb it ball til l.holcotii    la al
an end.   Trofuala, rising, ������ ,1 ��� up lhe stops
1.0 1 ho III   1 plaifm ", and Mrs, Connnr, a
id of Fanny's wbo li 1   olforeil in ac-
go into 'l roluais a la, 1, "hul 1 In p
Veil will go away.   I oollld nol b, a,       Oh
lo go I lhey aaill a'l bc talkina, ......
ir.g mc ipieni ees.   I  -it Is dr, id fill I    ah,
ays, tufiiln'j very pain
His singing is a revelation to Terry. Passionately Buseeptiblo to the delights of
music, her whole soul seems to thrill within her as his rich voice resounds through
the room, filling it with melody. The
tender wavesriseand fall; the words come
to her distinctly j not one of them is lost.
He had said he would sing to her j and
what i; it lie is singing?
Oh, touch that rose-bud, it will blio a,
My lady fair,
A n issionato red in dim green k'oo U),
A joy, a splendor, n perfume,
That sleeps in air.
Vou touched my heart, il gave a thrill,
J,1st like a ro��o
That opens at a lady' will;
Its bloom is always your- until
You bid ii closo.
Mortimer Collins's charming verses,set to
some charming sounds ! But tho sounds aro
even more, to this girl whose heart is not
awake, than the words. She is entranced.
She leans forward, watching him, listening,
delighted. She had not known he could sing
like that. She has forgotlen everything,
tho people, her dread of their observation, even Larry,���Larry, who is standing,
his back against tho side of tbo small
platform, glowering at her.
"Vou touched my heart." The girl,
looking at Trefusis, finds his eyes fixed
earnestly on her. This gives her a litlle
shock, but the power of his singing is so
great that she does not draw back from
tbat deep g.aze, aud when it is over she still
looks at him and smiles faintly, It is the
vaguest smile, born altogether of her joy
in Ilia singing, not at all of her joy in him,
andTref usis is strong enough to acknowledge
this lo himself and keep away from her.
Yet because of that smile there is high
hope in his heart as hc goes back to his scat.
Ah me! ah me! w iat frugal cheer
My lovo doth feed upon !
Miss Anson pushes her skirts aside and
greets him as he returns to where she sils.
S'ic is a tall girl, vqry handsome, with fine
shoulders, nnd a fine nose, loo, remarkably
Roman. She had heard a liltle of the uew
engagement during the day.but had chosen
to disregard it as un fait accompli. She had
indeed desired to engage herself to him and
was therefore unwilling to believe that that
lilllo ill-dressed girl Miss O'More bad
spoiled her chance. But she had watched
him as lie Sang, and, being lay no means a
fool, had understood the look he had bent
ou Terry. To make assurance doubly sure,
however, sho had, during the pause aftor
the tirst verse, asked Fanny moro directly
about it, and received a full account at
"I must congratulate you," says the now,
when Trefusis has Eeatcd himself beside
her, Iiis heart full of Terry and lhat last
strange smile she had given him.
"You have heard'.'"says Trefusis, pleasantly. "Ves, you may congratulate 1110,
''Well, I have done it." She pauses and
looks at him. "Sho is very clove."," Bays
Miss Anson. ,
Something in her tone nettles him.
"What do you mean by that!" he asks,
"Thia"��� sweetly���"she is very clever.'
'"Very charming' would describe her
" Vou think,"lifting ber blows, " lhat
she isn't clever, then'/"
"No. Certainly not, What I think is,
that she is both."
"Ah ! Perhaps so," with a shrug of her
shapely shoulders,���such beautiful shoulders, and so exquisitely white and rounded,
���a trills too rounded, perhaps, too matured, but very handsome for all that; and
she is so perfectly dressed too. His eyes
turn quickly to where Terry sits, in hor
'dark plain little frock, with bar slender
figure, her highabred air, How impo-sible
to compare thom I "Perhaps so," says
Mi--; Vnson, smiling doubtfully. "But
certainly she is clever.''
" Vou mean something," says Trefusis.
" Well, since you will have It,"laughing,
" I think j*ou will find that the girl who,
without a penny, captures the man with
many pennies, will always be called by tho
worl I -clever,"
"She has not captured me, In the sense
you moan," says Trefusis. warmly.
" No?" She laughs again, "Vou have
captui id her, then ';"
���' i    obje '   lo the   word altogether,"
su- Trefusis, who, had now regained his
ioi manner.    " It does away with
i,���l ie freedom of choice."
.'. ,   Free lo n I"   Miss Anson   twirls
.   lean ngl 1    " Is she free ?"
What does she mean'I   Tro-
fuaia   ogards iier curiously : what strange
- ,.��� itio    would she make ?   Hc knows
1 i not in love with him, but be has
In   ffordfot   1   that sue loves no o-ther
man.   " Ob, don'l look so horrified," says
VL    Anaon, in a delightfully amused tone.
itu lying his face, nnd has
;,. ��� ,.'       iwn   . 1 a im isemerit out of it,
though ol 1 rath n h 1 lor description,   " I
know nothing  of  a rival : I   was only
stupidly,     110    doubt
any   girl    could   be    free,
unatai    I aa she ia; froo to choose, I
io poor, ia sbe nol always
la :     imp, llod, as il were,
loaccepl nee that Heaven   or tli"
r nay a, nd h,;'.'"
Vou 1      tdgi    ���'.   Miaa0 d -;' would
parson to co npel,  t-t-t Ire-
funis,    il Ily,    'And,   with a still udder
���'���, ���' ittering to ir,".r
"Ob, yo        . (Ood   lor  you !    Vou
ittery all youi d iys I
ii, will, a quick littli  ,' 11. '���
it,    1 lufortunatoly,
:    11 ingonco mororequirod,
1. imenl  abruptly
: .        11,      , 1   ,      on
1,1 tl, ,11 a magic
���   ; iro ia igain
iwing    M r ��� hi      gi iw tho lights
, ling "',', a 1 iliey do,
.   ,    ling gloo  1 tl   . positive
oa 'i  with Ihoii
,   ���, 1 [oi  I .���������.'!.   !    ll'l
that in I      I   ;i I    111111 ho
if lh��� j y ���   ipro ul 011
*   "1' ���        tgh ho ilionld   ���
hi; long   1 ������    ig nt      to tho   uttormoat, ia
vith pily and qu      rage   Pom old
',      ! A II, whal had he dona   Only
given  thai od   it ber d lorta    '���'���   I, il
(leofl'ni ii ia tn hi  p mlabii'  foi n ithin ���   ho
bi  1  ihed too,   A fund bul   i I 11
��� .111   '���!  ih - ��� li ���,
lead i lilin lo regard with n  thou [hi
, 1"   , 11    ,1 . written in big
In pi . n innie ii, the evening!
"Oil, touch that rose-bud I"   Mr. Trefusis,
and so on, until il comes to
" What are the wild waves saying?"
Mrs. Barry and Mrs. Dormer,
Alas ! when Max's eyes come to this, they
stay there. They dwell upou it ; in lhe
darkness a broad smile widens 01, his youthful lips ; in the darkness be creeps towards
that programme. There is a little scrape,
scrape lo be heard,���nothing more ; aud
now Max creeps back to his seat beside
Terry, who has uot noticed his going or
.Mrs. Dormer, the wife of the missionary,
���a tall, gaunt female, who looks as if she
ought to have a moustache aud whiskers,���
had kindly consented to delight the people
of Ballymore with a duet, in which according to the programme, she had bcen promised assistance by Mrs. Barry, a stout elderly
person of sixty, who once, in the dark ages,
sang at Dublin, and has ever since insisted
on singing at every concert, in this her native town. In fact, it would not be a safe
thing to give a concert here without asking
Mrs. Barry to "contribute" something.
She. is now "contributing." The lecture
has ceased again for the time being. Once
again the lights burn gayly, The duet has
commenced. Mrs, Dormer, evidently
bursting with a desire to know what the
" wild waves" are saying, is singing with all
her might. Mrs. Barry is trembling witb
impatience to begin her part. Ali is going
well enough, when suddenly an electric
shock runs through the assembly. Some
one has chanced to look at the big programme
���and after that I
A ripple runs through the room,���a'ripple
of laughter. The " waves" are sounding
loudly on tho "small erection" bnt thc ripple
rushes through the seats below.
All eyes are now directed to the programme.   What has happened to it."
Terry, following the eyes of the others,
knows, alas, only to well what lias happened,
Her heart sinks within her. There, whore
" waves" was once written, tbe word now
is " wives" ! Somebody has scratched out
llien, and put in au i. Somebody! How
well she knows the somebody I
As the programme reads now, it is
" What arc the wild wives saying I"
What indeed? The poor "wild wives'
know nothing ot all thia, They are stil
pounding away at the duet, shouting nt the
top of their lungs. Mrs. Barry, just now
addressing Mrs. Dormer ns her brother, a
slight liberation of the intellect, no doubt,
nud to bc excused, ns Mrs. Dormer in a coat
and trousers would not be amiss. Gayly
they sing.
Miss Gabbett has risen ; siie is beckoning
furiously lo her brother. Now the rector,
recovering fi om the trance of horror into
whicli he has fallen, has co-no quickly to
the front. Involuntarily his eyes seek those
of Max O'More, and seeing him Iho only
unsmiling one nmoug the audience ho knows
him at onco na the culprit. Iu 11 second
the rector has sprung towards the insulting
programme, has torn it down, nnd placed it
with ita face to tlle wall.
Thus a tragedy ia averted.
Ami now the duet is drawing to a cloac.
The "Yes, yes, yeses''and the " No, uo,
noes" are over, Mrs, Barry has cracked
most successfully on the last high note, and
all is peace,
���loir It Ih kept.
, The Russian garrisons on the Prussian
frontier havo beon in the recent years considerably strengthened. Until three or
four years ago the so-called cordon consisted of comparatively few men only. Service
nn the frontier is very monotonous, and the
men selected for this work are generally
young recruits from the Kastern and central
provinces of the Empire.
On the 1st and 15th of every month the
frontier guards receive their hard-earned
and scanty pay, and on the '2nd and Kith
of the same month it is regularly expended
in drink to the very last kopeck.
Thon a had time sets in for them, and
they frequently take to stealing from the
Prussian farm-houses across the border lino.
Sometimes, however, they meet with a
pieeo of good luck. A Prussian ben or goose
wanders innocently over the line and immediately disappears into thc nearest Ruasian guard-house, where it forms a welcome
addition to the frugal rations provided by
the authorities. Complaint by tho farmer
ia useless. Ho is told that tho matter will
bo looked into, und that is thc end of it.
At certain periods during the night an
ollieer makes the round form post to post.
Sometimes 11 signal allot is heard when
smugglers are suspected to be in the neighbourhood of a sentry, the signal being taken
up by ono guard after another, until ns
many as five or six reports break the silence
of midnight, Then, if it i.s a false alarm,
all becomes still again.
On coll winter nights, when tho icy caat
wind blows norms tho plains, wood lima like
boacons dicker at intervals all nlong the
line, and here and I here can bo seen the tall
figure of a guard engaged in the vain attempt to thaw his frozen limbs.
The chief duty of 11 iissian frontier guards
oonaista in preventing smuggling and the
introduction of Nihilistic literature nnd
proclamations Into Ruasian territory. But
tbo guards are often deceived���if lhey arc
not bribed by the smugglers, which is frequently the case: a atate of affairs scarcely
aurprlalng when ono considers their miserable pay,
Very ingenious tricks aro resorted tn in
older in elnd" 'heir vigilance. Two years
ago some smugglers on the Prussian sido
began anowbolflng somo villagers on the
llusalan territory, and tho latter returned
lho attaok, But in the anowballs which
woro thrown from tin Prussian side into
K , |a vird-iif lhe inos' expensive Brussels
laco woro onnooaled, Thouaanda of Nihil-
latjo proclamation were on one occasion
mm* [la I thiough Siiesin Into llusala in Ihe
I w stavOB of poriolia   who, disguised as
p.mn  pilgrims, auoooBalully   eluded  ihe
i.e the |(U irda and the hawk-eyes
ol tbo Se'iei Police,
How a Caiadian Railroader Sn-ed $85,000
from Train 3obb3,\*.
Ile Tells ilis Thrilling si,),')' 11, a Reporter
"I have been oonneoted with railroads
for the past 40 years and during that period
have covered in au engine over ],U00,0'JO
miles. I began the study of my tri'do in
England and 'tired' the third engine that
left Toronto to run north on the Northern
some 30years ngo."
The speaker was Mr. John Brackenreid,
who for years ran an engine between Toronto
and Collingwood, and who is known to all
the oid sottlera of the northern part of
"I ran an engine on tbe Northern for
about 15 years, and during all that, time I
never knew a case of train robbery on the
line. I used constantly to read in the
American papers of' hold-ups' on western
lines, and many a lime 1 remember I used
to say to the boys that I should liko to have
one experience of that kind. I have had
that experience, in fact several, aud can't
Bay that I am looking for more. After I
left the Northern 1 went out to California
and mined for a tune, but booh got tired of
that and went back to railroading. 1 obtained a position as engineer on the Sl. Louis
express on the Chicago and Alton leaving
Chicago at II p. in. every evening, This
was a fast train in Iho.-e days.
an hour and carried besides the mails very
often large amounts of money for the St.
Louis banks. I think it wan Thanksgiving
day, 1SH0, my train pulled out of the Chicago depot sharp on time. Wo had an express car, baggage ear, an ordinary passenger car and three sleepers on. My fireman
had been with mo on the Northern and was
a man in whom 1 had every confidence I
never found out until that night, howevor,
what magnificent nerve ho had. Well, we
had started, It was a beautiful night, and
although wc had an extra sleeper on we
weie making good time. Our first stop
was at the railway crossing just north of
Crundy. We pulled up there about midnight and then ran to Grundy for water.
South of Grundy, and between Dwight and
thc water tank, there is 11 rock cut of about
three miles, The out is so narrow that a
man could not pass a train going through
without being struck. We bad gono into
the out about halt a mile, when I noticed a
red light right ahead ou the middle of tbe
track.   I
and gavo tho whistle for the other car*
thinking that a rook had fallen across the
track, and that one of tho section men had
discovered it in time to givo mo a warning.
1 got the train nt a standstill several hundred yards north of the light, and blew tho
whistle for tho man to come up nnd report.
It was very dark. 1 aat looking out of lhe
cab window. In a fow moments I saw
three men within a fow feet of tho engine.
They all came aboard. I observed that the
man with the red light was too well dressed
for a railroad man, Hc looked moro liko
a storekeeper, or well-to-do lawyer. Tho
two follows with him were also well
dresaed, but woro both big, powerful
A "IIOI.I,  IT,"
" ' Well, what ia up ?' I asked.
" ' Nothing, only you keep quiet, nud
don't make a fusa,' said hc,
" Nono of them woro masks. No revolvers were presented, and it seemed hard for
me to believe that we wore boing 'held up.'
My fireman bad said nothing up to this
point, (letting down oil bis seat bo then
said tbat ho might ns well firo up while ho
had a chance, and pulling open the firebox
door proceeded to coal up. He then took
the oil can off the boiler and wonl Ic get oil'
the cab, but was pulled back by one of the
men and warned not to move. Then two of
tbe mon wont off the cab, and in a few minutes we heard the crash of tho express car
door. Ten minutes later tbe men came hack
to the cab.andtellingtho third man to follow
tbem, went south in the cut with the dnrk-
noes. Tho whole thing waa ao sudden that
I had 8earcely had time to realize what had
occurred. I ran back to the express car,
and found the messenger sitting in a chair,
but not hurt. His safe wiib open, and all
the money, somo
$35,000 IN NOTliS AND BOLD
gone. He said that the man with thc red
lamp had put a gun to his bead and ordered him to open the safe, whioh ho did rather
than lose hia life. While we were talking
the conductor nnd a brakeman came to tho
door nnd wanted to know what was up. I
began to tell them, and was just about woll
started when 1 felt the train begin to move
rapidly forward. 1 rushed to the eab and
found the firemen had pulled the throttle
full out.
" 'What are you doing?' I said.
"'doing to get every d��� cent of that
money back,' said be. ,
"I realized at onoe his purpose, and was
ao startled at thc wildness of the acheino
tlmt I lost my nerve and let him run things
to suit himaelf. A minute or two later I
beard thc men yelling at the top of thoir
voices, and then the engine struck.
nnd the conductor, baggageman, brakeman
and I wont back with lights. We found
tbem all. Two wero dead mid horribly
mangled. The man with the lamp bad
both legs cut oil'and was crushed up against
the cut. Wo found all the money in his
overcoat and replaced it in thu safe. Not
a passenger bad caught on. We went ou
to St. Louis and reported. The ollicials instructed us to keep quiet, which we did.
I The bodies were found next day, Tho
coroner's jury held tho company not responsible, since tho men had no business on the
cut. Strange lo say, tlieir identity waa
nover to my knowledge disclosed. My fireman waa shortly afterward promoted to a
good position in the car shops and is still
in the einp'oy ofthe road, I have had several experiences since, but none of them affected mc as did tlmt one,
dn ��� iftei 1 ii," wai lighted iu he house
ol Mr. Courtrighl Wabash, Ind., a stream
nl sticky bond trlcklsd down lho line. A
���;., ,1 beea had usod tbo ebimney for a
hive : iring tho summer, and the heal hat
melt, , ',    linncy,
What to do with our troubles and hindrances is the great problem of life. It
lies with us to make them into violets in
the soul or into thorns. Thc finest parts
of the liuost souls have bcen made of Borrow.
Lovo can be increased by judicious culture, as wild fruits may double their bearing under the hand of a gardener, a- ,1 love
ean dwindle and die out by neglef-';, as
choice flower seeda planted in i.\��ff soil
^dwindle and grow single, -a/jilltjVUK/
Manufacturers and Dealers Preparing for Cold Weather.
Halifax,  S. s��� anil SI. John, ��. B��� llie
Headquarters for Canada,
The business of making skates has had
quite an impetusthis year. Manufacturers
and wholeaalerahavebeen flooded withorders
and retailers are acting upon tho supposition that thia winter ia to be an unusually
long and cold one, with plenty of smooth
Skates are not made in Ontario. Halifax,
N. S., and St. John, N. B., aupply the
Canadian market clear out to the Rockies.
any style of shoe, being fastened with straps
aud the heel strap will make a aiitficieni
support for weak ankles. The cushion
support between the lootrest and the runner,
which was used on some styles of skates
last winter, has been considerably improved. It corresponds with the cushion tire
of the bicycle, increasing the speed and
giving greater comfort.
The shape of the skate's runner has changed greatly within a few yeara. The old runner was straight from stem to stern, ending
abruptly at the stern without auy curve,
They are made in a large quantities, but
only im the order of the wholesalers, who
arc supposed to bo able to mnko a good
guess of the number that will be required.
Tbis is uot as hard a matter as it seems, for
tbe wholesaler makes bis estimates by the
demand from retailers. Thc retailer must
give his order in summer for the skates he
will need iu the following winter, or he ia
likely to find when cold weather cornea that
the supply is limited and the prico high.
This happens lo some retailers nearly every
yoar, bul the wise ones move in time and
  ^ ^  ��g^g&&
seem to bo unanimous in the belief that the
public will buy a great many pairs of skates
next winter.
There is nothing suggestive of zero weather in thc making of skates. A ekatefactory
is always a hot place and noisy. Steel is
the principal material used,and this reaches
the factory in bars, which aro cut with
heavy machinery into pieces weighing a
little moro than the proapectiic skate.
Some of these pieces are welded,others cast,
into the proper forms, and finishers 'nisei
them down and polish them. The simplest
skates are made in six parts, but some of
the later and more complicated kinds have
thirty parts.
Some improvements have been made in
the material and workmanship of skates
since Inst year, aud although the purchaser
will have to pay as much this season as last
he will get hotter skates for hia money.
Thia ia particularly the case with the
cheaper grade?.
and winding up in a scroll in front. In
those days, when the skater desired to stop,
he simply raised his toes and let thc sharp
ends cut into the ice. The present style of
runner has a "rock," being highest in the
middle, and curves almost as much at the
back a.s in front. But it ia in methods of
fastening on that the greatest improvements
hns been made. The old device of straps
and screw was alwaya unsatisfactory. Soles
had to be pared down and holes bure-i In
the heels. When the holes were big the
skates came off or became so loose that tbey
hurt thc ankles. Great as the improvements
have been it is not considered by manufacturers that the problem has yet heen satisfactorily solved. A process is wanted by
which the skate cau be fastened quickly
aud securely. Present methods nre improvements, but they have not readied perfection.
The first important move was the substitution of heel plates for screws. Thia still
loft a strap across the toes and required a
hole in the heel, and there was danger
of the plates breaking under a severe jar.
Then came clamps, a few years ago, grasping the heel and soul on both si-lea, with a
wrench to tighten them. The earlier
clamps were highly satisfactory. They
opened easily while in use, and when they
did not open theaole became rounded where
the clamps took hold, and the clamps let
go. On this account they were supplemented with straps, guards, and braces
until the skater's foot resembled a little
machine shop. The clamps were threaded
and in this form they lacerated the alios
worae than before. Toe clamps were then
put further forward, the heel plates were
made stronger, nnd a long aerew, running
lengthwise under the foot rest, drew the
fastenings tight. Thia made the foot feel
as though it were being pulled through
itself, with the heel under the instep.
Skaters complained so loudly about this
"improvement" that some change bad to
be made, aud the lever working from the
The lowest-priced skate in the market
next winter will be the charcoal iron skate
for 2~, cents a pair. Thia skate ia made
entirely of metal, like the othera, and the
prico in. hides a pair of heel plates, It is oi
cast metal, of courae, but the quality haa
bcen greatly improved aince laat year. A
handsome Japan finish makes it look pre-
sentahle.and it has substantial black straps.
In contrast with this cheap skate that almost any boy can buy, is the ideal American
club skate, made of the best selected stock,
finely polished, diamond toed, engraved and
plated, keyless, with special quality and
thickness, price SIS. This ia a fancy article, and is thc finest skate that can bc
bought, unless the purchaser goes into the
tomfoolery of rilver or gold mountings. It
is also tho highest priced, excopt that tho
corresponding style for ladies, having a russet grain leather heel guard, oosta ��1 more,
" American club " is not the brand of a
particular manufacturer, but the name of a
standard style.    Between these two ex-
Ironies skates of almost any quality and
price may ba had.
Women's ankles has received duo consideration from the skate makers since last
winter. A woman's or girl's ankle is usually
weaker than a man's, and it frequently
needs some support. For this purpose an
ankle support has been made, which is light
hutolieclive. It is attached to the skate
nnd consista of a clamp that grasps the shoe
heel In front and behind, elongated behind
und curving to fit the heel of the ahoe, then
rising to tbe level of the instep, where it is
joined to another bar which reaches to the
calf, the joint is adjustable anil can bo sot
at any angle and tightened to rigidity, its
uso being to allow a free backward or forward motion, but to prevent any sidewise
"wabbling." To thc upper bar is fastened a
strap two or three inches wide, whicli buckles
around the ankle. Tbo strap ia sometimes
padded, to make it more comfortable.   The
ankle support, including the nlolsel-platod
skates to which it is attached, will sell for
A good skate, will, lops of crucible steel
and plates of i .ii, ster.l, is inadefor children
THE 1S04 Tnnor.riAN*.
sido was invented. This was unsatisfactory
at first through faulty construction, hur, it
haa been improved until it worka fairly
well, and it ia now the favorite method, aa
shown in the club skate,
That the old method of screws and straps
was not wholly bad ia shown by the fact
that the racers have returned to it in part,
The skater who expects to make fast time
must have skates that will not come off or
work loose. For absolute certainty in this
respect none of the patent fastenings is
satisfactory, and the old screw is revived ���
not one screw in the heel but a complete
set of screws. Some racing skates for next
winter are fitted with twelve Bcrews. They
are generally fastened permanently to the
shoes, which are ujcl for skating only
The demand for thia stylo Uy proiesaional
skaters is greatly iu excess of any previous
year. Retailci did not formerly keep
them in stock, but they are ordering a great
many this summer. Other racing skates
fasten with clamps and straps, the clamps
made with extra eare to screw tightly. All
racing skates are made extra long, with as
little weight as possible, and sell for S5 in
ordinary finish.
The professional skater cultivates speed
and tries to make a record; the skillful
amateur is more fond of grace and fancy
figures. These figures change every year,
as surely as styles in bonnets. Some skat-
era are so fond of fancy work, which always
attracts attention on the ice, tbat they
practice throughout the summer on roller
akatea, and spend many an hour inventing
new capera.
The skate business is a very uncertain
one, the demand depending almost wholly
upon the state of tne weather, and there
have been more failure i in it, in proportion
to the number engaged iii it, than iu almost
any other business.
The toboggan haa grown to be a standard
article with skate dealers. The style
chielly made for thia year is shown in the
illustration, Eight ieet long, 18 inches
wide, and shod with steel, the beat make
costs SIS. From this they go down to $2 or
less���little three-foot-loug ones far small
Paper Pipes-
Gas pipes that are claimed to be perfectly
gaslight arc now mado of manila paper cut
in strips equaling in width the length of
the pipe to be made. These are passed
through a vessel filled with melted asphalt,
then wrapped firmly and uniformly round
an iron core until the required thickness is
attained, then subjected io pressure, nfter
which sand is thrown over the outside, and
the whole cooled In water. Tne iron core
is then romoved and a coating of waterproof composition put ou the outside of the
���, ^ ���_
Emigration from Kuropean Russia to Siberia is on the increase and reached 100,000
in 1893.
Ethel (showing her likeness, which has
beeu most flatteringly touched up by the
artist)���" It's good, ain't it ?" Clarissa���
" Good ! My dear,  it's loo good."
" Poor Jack I I do believe he loves the
ground I walk on.'' Miss Snapp���" How
romantic it would be if he should fall in
love with  you,   now."
Daniel B, M meson, of leaston, Mass.,
tried to stop a dog fight, and wai bitten by
a dog belonging to Homer C. Strong, He
sued Strong, and the jury awarded him
$S"5, The Supreme Caiart sustained tne
Eohemea Enoouraj��el by the Suoo:s: of
the Manchester Ship 0a*1*!
Hundreds of millions Wanted for Enter
prlies lo Expedite Transatlantic Travel
-a General Beviviil or Visionary
Plans iuiil Abandoned llupi's
The successful completion of the Manchester Ship Canal has led to the revival of
a large number of gigantic enterprises and
has also brought tc the front several gentlemen who have mentally constructed canals
or bridges of an equally gigantic character.
When the Manchester Ship Canal bill was
bein^ discussed in Parliament the scheme
was boldly denounced as at least as visionary as the South Sea bubble, and it was
predicted that if the work were commenced
upon it, it would speedily be abandoned.
Hence, existing interests would Buffer without any result being achieved. These predictions were made by men of eminence
both as debaters and engineers, and the
success of the entei prise in face of ao many
declarations of impossibility, ha8 been
quite encouraging to thepromotcraof other
apparently impracticable projects.
One of the propositions revived by the
completion ofthe Manchester Canal is the
scheme to shorten thc distance between
Liverpool and Canada hy running a canal
across Ireland. From time to time during
the last ten years when there hns boen exceptional suffering in Ireland, this proposition has heen talked about, and calculations
have boen made- as to the immense sums in
wages which would he distributed during
the construction of the canal. The same
argument is used cow, and it ia also claimed
that manufacturing interests would he
boomed and thntlurgewngepayingconcerns
would naturally locate on the banks of the
canal. The engineering difficulties lo bo
overcome are not insurmountable ; indeed,
in some respects, thoy are less appalling
than those which confronted the promoters
of the canal connecting Liverpool and Manchester,
The distance from Liverpool across the
Irish Sea to tbe point in Uundaik Bay,
which it is proposed to make the eastern outlet of the canal, is less than 150 miles, and
the diatance from the point to the Shannon
River at a navigable point is leas thau 100
miles. There are several lakes and water
courses in the routo and these to some extent would help the work,
This canal would shorten the time between Liverpool and New York several
houra and it would do away with the delays
at Queenstown. The promoters do not,
and indeed they have novor been, very
explicit aa to the sources from whicli tbe
cost of construction could be derived. In
the case of the Manchoster Ship Canal all
the vested interests of Manchester were
clubbed together to promote the measure
aud the enterprise, but there is not enough
capital along the proposed line of route in
Ireland to pay the coat of even obtaining
the necessary legislation. The idea haa
always been that the Government should
appropriate money to aid in the work and
it haa also been suggested that the large
steamship companies would be willing to
subscribe to stock or bonds to uae in completing a work which would be a direct
bcuefit to themselves.
Another proposition for expediting transportation between this country and Europe
waa first suggeated ten or twelve yeara ago
and haa now been revived by a French
company. It consiata of a suggestion that
light ships should bo placed in a straight
line from Ireland to Newfoundland atabout
200 milea diatance from each other. The
ships would be anchored so aa to give them
ample play in a storm without shifting
their positions materially, and they would
bo connected by electric cables strung from
continent to continont. The proposition is
advocated in ao elaborate prospectus full of
details and calculations, and it ia suggested
that ocoan travel would be made so easy
and safe that people would cross the
Atlantic with as little thought as they now
take a railroad journey. Figurea are quoted to show the profita that could be derived from chargea made to ateamers along the
propoaed route, and it is also pointed out
what a convenience it would be, especially
in the way of mail and telegraph facilities.
The French scheme aeems to be visionary
in tbe extreme, but the promoters have
been to some expense in bringing thoir idea
before the public, and they evidently mean
to test public opinion on the subject.
Another proposition looking to incronaed
facilities in the way of transportation acroas
the Atlantic takes thc form of a vessel very
much larger tbau haa ever been attempted
before. The great Eastern was nearly 700
feet long and SO feot wide. The new ship
which haa been designed and which it is
seriously proposed to construct, is more
than twice as large as the enormous ship
whose maritime career provod such a (lis-
aatroua failure, 'ih; new ship's plans show
a length of 1-t 10 feet, with a breadth in the
widest part of ISO feet, and it iB to carry
4000 passengers. No sea-sickness will bo
possible, because there will he nino bulla of
special form so constructed aa to prevent
rolling of any character. Provision ia made
for seven engines of S 1,000 horse-power
capable of developing a speed greater than
that achieved by the HcoteBt of tho ocean
greyhounds. Eight million dollars aro
wanted to construct lho snip, and the gentleman of a sanguine temperament who is
responsible for tho design speaks of tho
raising of this aum of money as quito a
trifling matter in view of the enormous
profits the immense ahip could earn.
The English financial journals have boen
discussing the raising of funds and reviving
consideration ofthe Panama Canal project,
In th is country il has beon generally under-
stoo'dtbat the three hundred millions, moro
or leBs, which baa been swallowed up, directly and indirectly, at Panama, is absolutely lost, and lhal there ia no possibility
of another ono hundred and fifty millions
being collected to meet the estimates of work
still required to be done. The completion
of the Manchester Canal, however, sccma
to have quite a cheering effect upon European promoters generally, and lo read somo
oi the financial papers ono would bo led to
suppoac that work ou the Panama Canal bad
been merely temporarily postponed, and
that the idea of final abandonment had
never been contemplated.
Ano.her revived project is the Channe'
uuuuei aunemo    IU    UUIlUOUl    ClgiaUll   Willi
France. Knglish people are Justus anxious
lo visit Paris every Benson ub wealthy
Americana, but many arc deterred from
making the visit ou account ofthe rough
passage between Dover and Calais, or Folk-
alone and Boulogne. This trip, which ia
very similar in length toa summer evon-
ing a excursion on a Mississippi River steamboat, bas a very discouraging effect because
of the high sea often encounlered, an.l the
Channel tunnel is proposed to get over
ibis dilliculty.
Formany years Channel tunnel projects
have been brought forward, and the principal objection haa been rather militaiy than
financial. Sir Garret, now Lord Wolseley
has stated before Parliament that it would
be necessary to maintain nn immense garrison at, tbe English end of the tunnel with
power to nlow up the tunnel at the first attempted invasion. Even with these precautions he enlarged on the danger of possession boing obtained of both ends of the
tunnel, in which ease au army could bo
placed in England in a few hours sullicient
to overcome tho small standing army, or
rather the small portion of that army,
kept al home, From timo to time work
has boon commenced on tho English shore,
but the Qovoruinont nns always interfered
the moment the excavators get outside tho
imaginary lino whicli divides land from sen
jurisdiction. Not only is this project revived, despite its estimated cost of $80,000-
000, but another Napoleon of engineering
haa risen lo suggest that all expense of
excavation bo saved, and that an immense
iron tube like an exaggerated pipe be laid
on the ocean bottom from shoio to shore,
A Musical Director's Observations ami lu-
(cresting Conclusions.
A Baltimore special says :���Prof. Asgor
Hamerik, the director at the Peabody
Conservatory of Music und the composer of
Norse symphonies, says thai he has made
the discovery that chickens have a language
which hc, by careful attention and by experiments, has partially mastered. Ho
says :
"Chickens are tho greatest gossips in tho
world, I know they havo a language, for
when one is alone it will not talk at all. It
may, perhaps, sing a littic song to pass thc
time away, but it will not talk to itself.
As ooou, however, as it meets another the
co .versation will begin. Their voices are
sometimes sweet and then again harsh and
discordant as is the case with human beings.
With mo it mnkea a groat difference
whether a fowl's voice i8 pleaaant or (tis-
agreeable, though most people do not seem
to notieo the distinction. My chickens
have nearly always been of the Cochin
China breed, and to them I have paid
most attention naturally. I have discovered
that they have very acute scnBes of vision,
hearing, and taste, but they cannot smell.
Their aenae of taste is excellently developed, and after eating anything more than
usually palatable they will give vent to an
exclamation of pleasure, just aa a person
will say 'Ah!' or somothin? of that kind
under the same circumstances.
"They are peculiarly susceptible to certain colors. Red almost drives thom crazy,
while blue ia not to their liking by any
means. One day I noticed that my chickens in the backyard wcre in a terrible state
of excitement. I accidentally found out
the cause of it. There was a red curtain in
the back window of a house next door, and
I could aee them glance up at this and utter
their notes of alarm. I got tho lady of the
houae to have the curtain re-moved and the
commotion ceased. I tried an experiment
with other colors, but they did not seem to
mind any but blue, and this they did not
like. I found if a blue ribbon or string was
tied to one chicken's leg all the rest would
keep away from it,
"I have noticed that chickens can distinguish between white nnd colored people.
For tbe latter they have a special aversion.
Whether it is becauao they know by instinct
that negroes are ao fond of them for eating
purpoaesor not I cannot aay. I once had
five Cochin China pullets to which I gave
the names of Peto, Pet, Pat, Pit, Pot.
Pete would respond readily when hor name
was called, but the others would come also
with tho exception of Pot, who would come
when I called her.   Pete would come when
I called Pit, Pat, and Pet, showing that
she could not distinguish closely between
the vowels i, a, and e short. Thore was
such a (lifferenoo between these and Pot
that the latter would rocognize her name as
aoon as called. If tho consonants were
transposed, and I would call Top instead
ot Pot, Bhe would not notice.
" Crowing among roosters is a most interesting study. I have noted the crowa
of ovci 100 roosters and I havo never found
two alike. One may crow in this manner: ' Dumdidi-didi ;' another may go,
'Dum-didi-didi-didi,' and so on, Thc crow
iB nearly always between 12 p. m. and 12
a.m., and is from three to seven seconds in
duration. Roosters begin to crow at dawn
and those further eastward crow the last.
II is a kind of telegraph service from ono
to another. Cenorally thoro arc soven
crowa given in tho space of ton aoeonds
from each other. Cooks crow a few minutes
after being frightened and after eating, and
I can almost tell exactly when tbey will
begin. A rooster is by all odds tbe
the proudest thing on earth with no exception. A human being cannot compare
with one in this respect."
Prof. Hamerik has made so deep a study
of chickens that he can imitate their movements and reproduce their voices.
A House Built of Sen-Shells-
Tho ruins of somo very strange habitations are to bo found all over Arizona. Tho
most of them aro built of adobe or concrete,
which is plentiful, and tho only thing that
cannot bo explained iB who were tlmir
builders, lint thoro ia ono ruin in the
Hiuichucu Mountains, which ia a mystery.
II is two hundrod milos from the ocean,
and around it on all sides arc rocks and
hills of sand, There is no water for miles,
not even the suggestion of it, and yot tho
house is built of sea-shells, laid in cement.
It is hardly likoly that the builder of tho
bouse would have carried hia material acroas
tho desert, when thoro were rocks at hand
that would have served his purpose and th"
question ii���where did tho shells come from';
There aro a dozen varieties in the walls,nnd
ono over the door is of extraordinary size,
Tho houso bus room inside H for five or six
A teaspoonful of baking soda, dry,
cure hiccough.
tii-r.'ips of Iiifui-iiinliim an,I  Sows From
Every libera*.
Germany prohibits the employment of
union men on government works.
Skin grafting to cure blemishes on h^ses
has been tried successfully in Lancaster,
The observatory on Mont Blanc already
reports proof that there is no oxygen in the
atmosphere of the sun.
The Shaker community a' Shirely, Mass.
has just celebrated the one hundredth Mini-
vorsary of its establishment,
In manufactui ing occupations the average
life of soapboilers is the highest, and thatof
grindstone-makers the lowest.
In the Eucycl'opiedia Britannica there
are 10,000 words tli it have never been formally filtered end defined in any dictionary.
A resident of Chisholm Island, S.C., during the October storm, saved thirty-five
persons iu the waters were sweeping them
past his door,
An English lady cured herielf of sum
nambulism   after   trying   every   known
remedy in vain by sewing up her night
dress at the bottom and at the sleevea.
A farmer uoar Shep'ierdstown, Pa.,
raised a stalk of cabbage with one huge
head in the centre and eighteen smaller ones
around it. These were about the size of a
quart measure and perfectly formed.
The matrimonial record has been beaten
by a woman iu Vanlue, Ohio. She has
buried her sixth husband, nnd has just consoled herself by taking a seventh. A New
Vork company refused to insure his life.
The discovery has been made, by a scientific Frenchman, that potatoes planted near
au electric wire grow to be very large, and
that tomatoes iu contact with an electric
wire ripen eight days earlier than usual.
Disgust and fear were expiessed on the
features of half a dozen men who, after a
drunken carouse in Mason, N, Y., found
themselves locked up in a receiving vault.
There ia no jail in the place and the vault
waa temporarily used as a cell.
The longest reach of railway without a
curve is claimed by travelers to be that of
the new Argentine i'acilic Railway, from
Buenos Ayera to the foit of the Andes.
For 211 miles it is without a curve, and
bas no cutting or embankment deeper than
two or three feet.
A small capitalist in St. Louis drew Sl,-
T6o from a aavingsbank and concealed it
that nightin the back part of the kitchen
stove, intending lo remove it in thc morning. The servant girl arose first and had a
beautiful firo blazing when her master came
The Indiana iu some parts of Oregon nre
offering ponies for sale at from $'.'. 50 to S7
apiece. The high water prevented the
usual run of salmon in the big rivers and
this haa meant a great 1, as to the Indians,
many being practically ruined thereby.
So rapid haa been the growth of the Herman capital that the municipality of Berlin
already finds its apacioua town "hall inadequate to its needa, and an adjacent plot of
ground has been purchased at a cost of
5,000,000 marka for the erection of new
Corals increase by egga, spontaneous
division and germination. The rate of
growth has not been fully determined.
Professor Agassiz indicates the growth of
reefs at Key West at the rale of six inches
in 100 years, and adds that if we doubled
that amount it would require 7,.>*'0 yeara
to form the reefs in that place and hundreds of thousands of yeara for the growth of
Boiled onions taken about an hour before
going to bed wili usually relieie any but
the worst cases of insomnia. The heart of
a hot onion placed in the ear will often relieve an earache. The syrup obtained by
sprinkling a sliced onion with sugar and
bakingit in the oven will ordinarily relieve a
croupy child. Eating raw onions will
generally check a "cold in the head."
The census of India just published, givc3
the population as 267,000,000 aboul one-
fifth of the entire population of thc earth.
Nearly three-fourths of the inhabitants aro
engaged iu agriculture. The birth rate is
higher than that of any European country,
cxcipt Russia, reaching forty-eight in a
thousand, and the death rate forty-one per
thousand, About 26 per cent, of the children born die during their firat year.
Seeing the conditions under which con
miners work in hot and dust laden atmoa
pbere and their terrible liability to fatal
accident, it might naturally be expected
that their death rate would be excessively
high. As a m itter cf fact, this is far from
being lhe ease. Even when l'aul accident
is included, their death rate is by no means
nn excessively high one, and putting accidents aside the death rate from di-ease
alone ia exceptionally low, being iilmoat
exactly the snme as agricultural laborers.
A French physician, who has found that
tho majority of deaths upon the battlefield
arises Irom lhe bleeding to death of ihe
wounded while waiting for the surgeon,
nroposss that eaoh soldier In the French
nimy shall bs taught where the arteries of
hia body are nnd how to arrest hemorrhages from lh, in. In doing this he has
tound a use for lhat most useless of arts,
tattooing) a small figure of some hind i'eing
tattooed over each artery, ao that lho
Bohliei can at oncj see where to apply thc
Tho costliest mil" of railroad is a mile
measured on the stoid portion of the Forth
bridge. Tiie length of this portion is a mils
and twenty yards, and the cost of it was c-on-
slderably over $10,000,000. The most expensive railway system in the world is the
" Inner Circle''line of London, which cost,
including the purchase ol the land, from
$3,000,000 to $5,000,000 per mile, The
last constructed mile between the Mansion
House and Aldgate, cost altogether, including "compensation,'' nearly $10,000,-
Yucatan iB tho home of an uncanny ape.
cios of spider, known all over Central America aa the " mule-shearer." T',ia queer
representative of the mygale family has a
habit of creeping up the legs of mnlea and
horses and shearing off the hair that surrounds the hoof, especially the fetlock. The
hair gained in this curious operation iauBed
by the insect aa a neat-building material,
and is removed from the le:' of tno mule or
horse by a strong pair of mandibles, -|ihicb
rosembfe those of a "pinching bug, Animnla bitten by the " mule-shearer'1 always
lose their hoofs. Clje kootenay Star
SATURDAY, DEO. 30, 181)3.
Kelief in Six Houus.-Distreusing
kidney and bladder disoases relieved
ifr-aix hours by the New Great South
American Kidney Cure. This new
remedy is a groat surprise and delight to physicians on aooount of its
exceeding promptness in relieving
pain in the bladder, kidneys, back
and every part of the urinary passages in male or female. It relieves
retention of water and pain in passing
it almost immediately. If you want
quick relief and onre thia is yonr
remedy.    At Bevelstoke Pbarmaoy.
I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE for any DEBTS contracted by
my husband, Charles Tuknkos, or
any of my Family after this date
without my consent.
Revelstoke, Dec. 19th, 1893.
FIELD & BOURKE, Proprietors.
First-class Table,   Good Beds.   Everything: New and Clean.
The Bedrooms are -warm and newly Furnished.
Best Brands of Wines, Liquors and Vtgntft,
Tinware and Hardware bv the carload.
(successor to w. j. uw)
First-class stock of Imported
and Domestic Goods.
Satisfactioh Guaranteed.
0. & H. LEWIS,
Catered for.
Mining and Real Estate Broker and General
Commission Agent
ABEAHAMSON BK09.��� Pwip's,
First-Class Table, good Beds,
The Bar is supplied with the
Best brands of wines,liquor 9
and cigars,.
The n��!oiumo*lations of the Hotel are
the best.
js close upon ns, and ve mnst be on
the lookout lor some little memento
to send to friends in Ontario, Quebec, the Statea and tbe Old Country.
Yon will find n great rariety oi these
Xnici-knacks and lots of Imwy goods
ami every child in tbe town may be
Biade happy by a present from the j
fine selection of toys to bc fonDd
there. The prices are at rock bottom and the display is worth going
to see,  Come early for first choice.
Revelstoke Pharmacy
j���� very annoying accident that eosfd
sever hnpe-en with a well-made sboe.
Handsiitcbod soles, sneb as ��ho��e
made by Bickerton, hare lo wzm off.
Yoa will find tbat
Grocer, Tea Dealer and
Provision Merchant,
Dry Goods, Clothing,
a�� ���
RANGES.���Palace, Gem, Ideal, Jubilee.
COOK-STOVES.- Alberta, Jubilee, Clarence, Florence.
PARLOR STOVES.���Franklin, Evening Star, Keystone,
BOX STOVES.-Vo.lcan, Fulton, &c.
are potjitivoly the boat lor wear io
this connlry.    An c-rwy, periect fit
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
0. B. Hume & Oompany,
Revelstoke, New Denver
and Nakusp.
Bevelstoke Station.
Atlantic Erpreee, arrives 19.0*}daily,
Pacific        * *     16.65   ��
Qtwpert, most reHsble nd safe
route to Montreal, Toronto, Bt. Pa��l, rorl-if-m-a-lon md trmUmtUmY. write to
Cliiratro    N'i>w  York   nnd    Rattan   '    ��1'"M * Co, 361 Buoauwat, K��w Yoait.
la-tit's *., to HO lower tluin any olht-.r wrmy i��u��rt ut,n on*. 1,7 m i> t>rn,,Ki,t i.ernro
otlier rout,-, ~, .       ,, *,      ,_ .
.Voiallr mod O-lmii/rt Cars, in $iUtttlllt MtttM
tmnraiiteed, ��d,1 the ��tvto and ap- \e.hniee ti a IVrter. tut tl* ar-corom,, : ��->
-.��� ,���.,.l ,., anvtl.ino cfiri n��n     , ,���        1 u 1   , ,��� , unmtiltiraltil'inmiaiyvtlrtiUatfsptThiOia
pearauce equal lo aDyuuajf yon can 1 ,ia,������, ,,f PasMligeri haldng sec-jiul ��oAl tmmmutr ifluatnt*t�� to tegfemt
Vny in the store*,   Ymi can also get -     *���������������*���   --������������   --
yooi' repairiog alone wliila yoi wait.
Yon'll (i��tl Bickerton on
Front Street,
nlavaa tinknta     I'auupiio-a.,-;, rannlra-i t,,    vn O^tl tusmlthtml U.   Wtrtiy,9:i.0�� a
1 law ui.KHis.    1 n*twiiy,er* ikkikhi  10   j���tr;lAXfJrt ��owi,��. iiitiuBOOTTA IX>,
and   from  all Eii-op-wi   pointe   at: bvauiivtm,fa utcuim.Hvi. foxtotT. '
Lowest Kates.
Low t'reit-ht RateB.   Qnir-k dee-1       G,   I Kit 1! I l)Kl! I! \ ,
[��toh. Merohantj will me mow; ! GENERAL BLACKSMITH
bv liaviy-* weir Ift-jgul  *-,iiU*tt vm j
lie I', P. IC.
Guaranteed Correct insult*.
Gold  ?2SS
Bilver    ^
U*A    '-������
Gold ^Silver     ���'��� ���������'!
0��U1, Silver nud Und    �� 00
A!', other way* el Bi��lnraV�� figorae.
Hand Lvsmplee by loeil or express,
��'���r,,,IOi-* Newman,
.|ku i��0, iiuxilfrviale. Qui.
Pull nntl reliable infurmatitin given
by applying to
/\aBt, 6��n*l P'reiglit Ac-'t, Vueoaver.
���r to I. T. aREWS'ITB,
AgftCP. 8. Depot, Rerobtoka
Cleaned. Repaired, Altered
and pat La good shape
shoeing a srr:riALTV.
Kootenay Lake
KA8LO, B,0,
rongb and Irewed, tihinttht, Lalhs,
(lilonjdirifi*), S��Hlie��   Donrn,
{��bi���-i, lee.., idvi.W!,
in utovlt,
Ca��&*oitf 40,*)o<>i:i, per tUcwu
Giant Powder/kept in stock at New Denver and
v iff-
\>. fe
e *
���a .
K ��
Furniture & Undertaking.
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture. CcfEns, OsfeetA
Shronc'.-i. ,* c.
BEVE.LST03f ] ,    B.Q


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