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The Kootenay Star Nov 18, 1893

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 vol. Y,
Vq. 23.
fiinkin*; of the Steamer State
of Idaho,
A Great Bargain,
'Sews comes to hand that tbe str.
Stato of Idaho, which was sunk on
Kootenay Lako last Friday, was
rained on Sunday and towed to
Kaslo. The steamer went on the
rooks half a mile from Ainsworth at
7 a.m. A line was thrown out to
bold her bows above water, and
soundings taken immediately showed
75 feet of water uuder her rudder.
The str. Aiusworth. took off her passengers and crew. The position of
the Idaho was perilous, aud the
slightest squall would have made
her a total loss. Iu this emergency
Captaiu Shaw, wbo was at the wheel
��� hen the accident happened, offered
(he vessel for sale ut auction, She
was bought by a Mr. Alexander, of
Kaslo, for $350, although she cont
,$30,000. Scows were placed alongside, and the steanior was raised with
little difficulty. Tbe circumstances
will be thoroughly investigated by
the British courts. The owners of
jjho vessel will probably question ti*e
validity of the salo.���Colon j** J.
Newmax.���October 8th, at Mackenzie Street, Kevelstoke, the wii'e pf
George Newman, 'if n daughter.
Allen, ��� November llth, at The
Brewery, Kevelstoke, the wife of
O. H. Allen, of a daugMej*.
Qeo. Laforme's pack train arrived
down from Bin Bend yesterday, and
(he animals will be sent to the Okaa-
pgan valley fpj fhe winder,
Mr. Thos. Lewis, smith at tho
p. P. it. yard, will leave for hii
-ranch at JMmpptoi* ip the spring,
and will shortly after be followed by
pis wife and family.
Human Catholic services will be
|ield in the church to.piorrow; in
(lie morning at 10.15 High Mass and
sermon ; evening at 7.30 solemn vespers. {tn*i Jpctore. Key. Fattier Jos.
Aceori'iuj, imiia';.
A meeting of the fire brigade was
held jt|. Mr.A. H. Holdich's office last
night, wli.au the .question of orovid��
t'ng a more suitable oiigine-house was
iroqght mi. The chemicals would
po doubt be frozen in (he present
allied, pd j* was resolved to endeavor
Jo get fpa(p jn the library building.
Mrs. .\flii*' Harris, *��� distinguished
Jectpjief'pf the Grand JJoage I.O.G.T.,
Will deliver an address on Temperance
jtefurm in the Methodist Church on
the 89th inst. at ?P 0-cjqck. All are
pordially invited to hear her solution
pf the liquor problem On .December 15th the famous elocutionist,
Sara Lor.! Bailey, will be hew, See
advt. nest week.
Belief in Six HouBS.-Distressiug
kidney and bladder diseases relieved
in six hours by the New Great South
American Kidney Cure, This new
remedy is a grea( surprise'wd da-
iight to physicians on apcount of its
erceediug promptness in relieviug
pain in tho bladder, kjdneys, back
pud every part of the urinary passages ip male or female, tt relieves
retention of water apd pain in pushing
it almost immediately. If you wont
quick relief ami cure this is your
remedy.    At .tievelstoke Pharmacy.
To F.G.E,
If F. G. E. eees litis he k requested
at once to co.,imunicnto with Mr. A.
Milne, Kendal^ England, ot some of
his relatives.
On Friday, 20th inst., on C. P. R.
Wharf, Rovelstoke, a PACKAGE of
LETTERS. Owner can have same
pn identification.
Relieved by science. The greatest
invention of the ago. Wilson's common) sense ear drums; simple, pmo-
tical, comfortable, safe and invisible,
fo string or wire attachment. Try
them aud you will discard all others.
Write for pamphlets to C. B. MILLER, 39 Freehold Loan, Toronto.
Front Streai,
" assayJngT
gold and silver.
Guaranteed Correct KoHUlts,
. $2 00
. 2 00
, 2 00
. 8 DO
.   i UO
Gold ,,	
Gold (iiul Silver.,
Pi'id, Silver nnd I
All other assays at motlorate figures,
Send samples by mail or express,
'   W. Thos. Newman,
Box 00, Miii.f.svillo. 'XI
���*���"��� * > -  ��� - "
Thanksgiving Day next Thursday.
J.Oswald Lewis, of Montreal, arrived
here last week, and will aesist his
brother Oliver at tho bakery.
Wr. H. N. Coursier, merchant, has
bad a new stable, wogon house and hayloft built nt the cornor of Front and
Wright Streets.
Mr. Alex. Mcintosh, carpenter, who
has been working at Nakusp during the
summer, arrived up on Wednesday, ard
will reside hero with his wife,
Itch on human and horses and all
animals cured in 30 minutes by Wool-
ford's Sanitary Lotion. This never fails,
Sold at RevolBtoko Pharmacy.
Those desiring Christmas Cakes aud
Fancy Breads will do well to leave their
orders at the Bakery. Specitil attention
will be given to tbat department in
Two of Nakusp's most prominent oiti-
zens���Messrs. Hugh Madden ond J. T.
Nanlt���arrived up on Wednesday for
the purpose of getting doivu their winter's supplies.
Attached to Sunday's Pacific Express
were five carloads of Chinamen who
huve made their "pile" in the United
States and ere goiug home to enjoy the
remainder of their lives.
Mr. Frank R. Sargison, of the Victoria Colonist, spent two or three days
in town this week. He is on a combined
business and pleasure trip through the
Kootenay miuing country.
Jack Shaw, who has been working on
the Stony Creek bridge, returned to
town this week for the winter. He says
tbe ioe and snow make it dangerous
working there, but tbo bridge will be
completed tbis winter.
Three sportsmen from Illecillewaet���
Swan Anderson, Gue Anderson and Jno.
Benfield���brought in last Monday one
of tbe largest bags ever known here.
Tbey were scooting at Salmon Arm aud
bagged }28 partridges and 1,3 rabbits,
A letter posted at Trout Lake City on
tbe 21st October reached the Revelstoke
post-offico November 15th. Forty miles
in 25 days! Surely thero's something
wrong with WestKootenay's postal system. Will Mr. Mara kindly bring tbis
to the notice of the Postmaster-General?
The Stab Almanack of Montreal for
1891 has 450 pages, Thirty thousand
faotu aad twenty thousand subjects, Tt
is the great popular Almauao of the day
and it is not surprising that the demand
for it is so enormous even before a single oopy is ready for sale,
Angus McKay, who has ft ranch near
Thomson's Landing, eame up Thursday on a short visit. Things are quiet
at the landing, but everybody contented
and well. About six inebes of anow,
with clear, braoing weather, Trappers
were already commending operations.
English Spavin Liniment removes all
hard, soft or calloused lumps and blemished from horses, Blood spavin, ourbs,
splints, ringbone, sweeney, stifles, sore
and swollen throat, oougtis, sprains, Are.
Save 850 by use of one bottle. Warranted
the most wonderful Blemish Cure ever
known.   The Revelstoko Pharmacy.
Influenza has been epidemic for the
past few weeks, but ali the patieuts are
recovered or convalescing. The whole
staff of the Star were laid up with it
lost week. Eleven caies of mountain
fever were also reported during the iirst
week of November, tli9 whole of which
are now well, T>r. McLean looked after
the sufl'Ters.
Rhbomatism Cubed in a Day,���South
Amerier.n Rheumatic Cure for Rheumatism aud Neuralgia radically chiys in 1
to 3 days. Its action upon the system is
remarkable nnd mysterious. It removes
at once the cause and the disease immediately disappears. The first dose greatly
benefits,���16 cents, At the Revelstoke
In the *>nbird Bluff accident on Sunday week Engineer Rider and Fireman
Solloway lost their wutches (ivliicli were
worth about #100 each) in the Fraser
River. Both had theii watohes in the
seat box of the cab, and when the engine rolled over into the river the lid of
the Imx flow open, alluwiug the watches
to drop iulo the wator.
Mr. Michael Grady, ono of the iocky
owners of the Grady group ou Four
Mile Creek, recently bonded to Mr.
MoNonght for 870,000, arrived in towu
ou Wednesday. He is en route for liis
home, Puterboro, Ontario, and will no
doubt havo a happy time amongst his
friends, haviug the wherewithal to enjoy himself. Mr. Grady will return in
the spring.
A fireman named McCarthy received
a severe aud dangerous blow on tho bead
while at work on the new railway near
the lumber yard on Thursday. It appears that while he wa.-, sleeping to examine lhe wheels or some partiun ef the
tender a large stick of wood h-ll from
tho tender and struck him ou tho back
of the bead, Dr, .McLean is attending
ou the eniferer,
Tbe Scandinavian Canadian n? Winnipeg, one of our e:clift'iges, appears this
wgok in enlarged farm, a column being
added to each page, Tbe paper lias
been in exisUmce over a yea'- o- a
weekly, and bas reoeived gnat enooiir-
ngemeut dining lhal lime. It uims to
till the place of an organ for Scandinavian*) widely soattered over Cuoadu, and
is "iitiii h independent in polities, Au
Interesting serial Q94r-ueja\qeg v. ^ i��� iia
Sleighing is good.
It is hardly probable that the hotels
in Revelstoke have over had a busier
seasou tbnu the present one. And not
only are the hotels full, but the number
of dwelling-houses might very profitably
be increased, tiiere being scarcely a house
in tbo towu or vicinity tbat is unoccupied. But whether there is any money
iu all this briskness it is difficult to
The uew hotol at tbo hot springs is
goiug np apace. Capt. Sanderson has
half a dozen meu at work, and it is expected the building, which will bo a
large one, will be open fur tho reoeption
of guests early iu tho new year. The
curative properties of tlio springs aro
wonderful, aud thore is no doubt tho
hotel will become an attractive home for
invalids from all parts of tho province.
Mr.T. M. Sutherland, brother of J, P.
Sutherland, has oome to Revelstoke to
reside. Ho has not heen hore since
1881, when there wero about hulf a
dozen lug huts ulong Iho riverside and
tho C.P.R. bridge wus just being commenced. There was then a Military
trail through the heavy timber along
what is now the station road and Front
Streei. But the town lias not made so
much progress as ho anticipated.
The Senate Hotel, Messrs. Bourke k
Field propiiotors, opens its doors fur
business this week. Tho adjoining fiue
building has beou purchased aud is now
uudergoiug alterations whioh will transform The Senate into ono of tho most
comfortablo hotels in tho town. Tha
proprietors will have their new advertisement iu next week's Stab, and with
the completion of tho alterations we
shall publish a desoription of tho now
Next year there will be a Provincial
election. With six or eight candidates
in the field we may look forward to a
stirring time. Among thn probable
candidates for the West Kooteuay seat
are Messrs. J. W. Haskins, Revelstoke ;
R. P. Green, J. L. Retallack, G. O.
Buchanan, Kaslo; W. F. Teetzel, C. E.
Perry, H. Selous, Nelson; D, B. Boglo,
New Denver; and C. F, Law, Goldou.
What prevents the last ncmed gentleman
from standing for East- Kootenay?
The lecture by Rev. Father Accorsini
in Bourne's Hall last week was well
attended and greatly appreciated by all
present. There were 801 votes reoorded
in tbe polling for tno most popular
young lady in Father Aecorsini's district, Miss Valentine, of Revelstoke,
receiving 074 votes and Miss McDonald,
of Beaver, 127, The prooeeds of the
lecture and voting amounted to about
��150, which will be devoted to reduoing
the chnrcli debt and erecting an altar.
Tom Home, who was suffering from
a bad attaok of influenza three weeks
ago, weut down to the hot springs on
Arrow Lake to seo if he oould derive
any benefit from the waters. He camo
back this week perfectly restored to
health. He says he found great relief
after two days' treatment, aud the third
day was quite well. Hh has great faith
iu the curative powers of the medicinal
waters of the hot springs, and advises
all sick people to go there and get
The Vancouver World keeps abreast
of the times. II conies out this week in
a new dress and double the usual size,
which, wo understand, is to bo the per
manent size of the daily edition, This
new departure is the oatoome of the in
traduction of the linotype machine into
tho composing rooms of the World, with
which machine one mau can do tho
work of six nud the paper have a new
dross every day. The World presents a
vory creditable appearanoe, although wo
cannot say thai ii is better printed than
it was before. Throe ol the Coast duilies
now use the linotype.
The contract for livo additional miles
on the Revelstoke k Arrow Lake Railway has beon let, and tho grading and
laying of rails will go on forthwith, the
work to be completed lay the end of the
year. This will tuke the oompleted portion of the lino as far ns Tlie Wigwam,
about lu miles from Kevelstoke, ami
will greatly I'ttoilltate iruilio with the
lower country through tbo��inter. The
work on this live mile stretch will be
mostly rock work, and tbo snow will not
be such un impediment as on other portions of tho road. At this end the
junction is being made with tho C.P.R.
mniu Jinnu fow yards oast of tho vuti r
Provincial Government. Now tho pooplo of Revelstoko would like to know
who those members of the Government
aro, If we go hack a fow years we find
that everyone connected with tho Govornment of tbis province���from the
highest ollico holder down lo tho lowest
policeman���took advantage of his position to feather his owu uest. Al) ihe
best lauds in tho provinoe to-day are
owned by former or present officials of
iho Provincial Govornment, Farwell,
wo understand, wus uu employe of tho
Government at Ihe timo he hurried to
Victoria to record his claim tu lLvel-
sloko lowusite, uud us a Government
employe any secret ho beoumu possessed
oi sbould havo been kept inviolate and
not have been usul for personal aggrandisement, But tho old gang were nono
of them ovor scrupulous, and what thoy
term "strict busiuess" is knowu among
legul men ub "Blmrp practice," But
for Mr, Farwell's incapacity to distinguish between right aud wrong Revelstoko would today have beeu the beat
towu in the interior. For six years the
blighting influences of this lawsuit
havo been impatiently borno by tbo inhabitants, and it is too muoh to oxpoct
them to sit down quietly much longer.
The same old gang tried the same old
game with the New Denver townsite the
other day, but owiug to the prompt
measures taken to squelch thom they
wore oompletoly thrown out of court.
It would oocupy too much space to
follow the history of the Rovelstoke dispute. But whon Farwell made an application to tho Provincial Legislature
for assistance to enable him to carry his
case before tho Privy Council the latu
Hon, John Robson refused tho use of
publio money for such a purpose, and
on tho floor of the House informed the
country that Farwell and hia associates
had no legal olaim on the land they were
fighting for; that he himself, whon ho
handed Farwell the title deed uf said
land, told him it was not worth the
paper it was written on sbould the
Dominion lay olaim to tue land; aud
Farwell staled that he would fight the
battle aud bear tho expenses himself.
Not a single momber objected to or
protested against Mr. Robson's statement, and it seems strange thut tho
Farwell parly should bo ablo to go ou
year alter year Upholding preteusious
which have been prououueed illegal by
the late Premier aud tho Legislative
Assembly. There may be somo truth in
the statement that tho Government is
afraid of the gang. If this bo so tho
people should spoak with no uncertain
sound, as lieiittiiig citizens living under
the most democratic flag in the world,
The It. & A. L. Time Check.
It is a ornel piece of business on the
part of tha Revelstoke and Arrow Lake
Railway contractors to pay Iheir workmen with uunogotiable paper, for the
time checks served out to tlio men are
not fair payment for work done���there
being very fow business men and hotel-
keepers who wilt take them at all. It
was all right at first. Time checks were
accepted at all the uteres and hotel-;
at their faco value, But whon those
same time checks wcre sent to tho contractors'office to bo cashed, and no cash
was available, tho ruing grow irksome,
and R, k A. L, time chocks dropped to
50 bolow zero la publio estimation, and
remain tiiere yet. What are tho men to
do'l Some of them lmvo timo checks
throo months old and can't eusli thom.
Then, again, men have finished their
contract.! uud hnve had to wait around
for two, and even tliroo, weeks beforo
tbey could gel tlieir work measured up.
Thoy have jjl a day deducted for board
at the different camps, and it looks
pretty much nB if they were purposely
kept in camp until they huve oaten up
nil Iho money duo to tbem uuder their
contracts, Tbis is almost as moan a
piece of business as attempting to run
a newspaper in Rev dstoko.
Sneak Thieves at Work.
Sovoral petty robberies have takeij
placo recently. Last week a quantity
of apron:-:, towels, napkiu6, etc., v\er6
stolon from tlie clothesline at tbe Stockholm House; an under garment from
the clothesline of tbe Columbia House;
lOlbs. nf beef from Mr. Bourke. of The
Senate, and two doz.u large flatpol!
cabbage.-! from a gurdeu almost in the
centre of tho town. The clothes taken
from the Stockholm House were found
by Office Kirkup and iMr. Juo. Stone on
Wednesday concealed nnder the bed in a
shack on Douglas Streel occupied by a
womao calling herself Mrs. Carrie Walker. She denied all knowledge of the
clothes, and when Mr. Stone turned up
tho bed and discovered them she said
she had bought them from some men
who had come np from Naknsp, but
who had since left the town. The ahaok
has been a noted rendezvous for loafers
for some time pust, and it would have
beon more to the credit of tbe owuer,
who is a J.P., bad he exercised a little
more discretion the letting of his premises. Mrs. Walker was summoned
before Mr. Frasor, J.P., on Thursday
and wus let off on suspended sentenoe,
which moans that if found in the town
alter Monday she will pass a couple qf
months in the "stone jug." Jjja aVW
of.the cabbages watched bis garden for
a short time with a sh.'igun, but the
thieves cumo again after lie retired and
took every cabbage lhat was worth
tuking. If wo ure ^to revert to the old
times before civilization struck ibis
town it will be the proper thing for
eaoh citizen to a: *n hiPse)/ i& PffitgQt
his property.
Go to 0. B, Hume k Co.'s and yon
wiil fiud tho largest assortment of B.'ots
aud Shoes anj t'|,t,uerjBej**s ftubbers,
at tho cheapest prices.
Smmm ��� ���     ��� ��� ��� i ��� ���i^TS^
NOTICE is hereby given that applica-
tionwill be mnde by the Nakusp ai ilocnn
linilwny Company to His Excellency the
Governor (lenerul in Council nt the Privy
Council Chamber iu tha City of Ottawa
on Wednesday, the twenty-ninth day of
November next, 1606, at two o'clock in
the afternoon, or at such other hour on
tbnt day ns the sumo cau bo beard, or iu
the event of there being no mooting of
the Privy Council that day, ttion on the.
first day thereafter on which a meeting
is held, for the approval by His Excel-,
lenoy the Covoruor General in Council
of (he Lease by the Nakusp end Sloean
Railway Company of its proposed line
of railway lands, properties, and appurtenances connected or intended to be,
used therewith, and the powers, privileges aud franchises of the Nakusp aud
Slooan Railway Conipauy to 'he Canadian Pacific Railway Oompany and of
the agreement for sucb Louse mnde betweeu lho said co upauies pursuant to
"uu Act to inoorporati tho Nakusp uud.
Slocuu Railway Company passed by the
last Session of tne Parliament of
Solicitor at Ottawa for t'je Nakusp ond,
Slooan Railway Company.
Dated 15th September, 1$)3,
A. H.
Of Swansea and Wi^an,
Analytical Chemist ��$ Assayer^
Tenacity oi' the "Old Gang."
The cuso of Farwell vs. the Qucou
camo up in tbe Supremo Court, Ottawa,
two weeks ago, and tbe arguments on
both sides oonoludod, It was an appeal
broughl by Farwell aguiust. thn decision
of the Exchequer Court ordering Far-
well lo convey lbe lands (1,175 acres of
Revelstoke townsite) to tho Dominion.
Last week judgment was rendered by
the Supreme Court���again ngaiuHl Far-
well. Tbis might to decide the matter
ouee for all; but il will plouubly lie too
much to expect that tlio "old gang" will
loosen its grip on such u valuable pro*
pi'ity without ri'C'iving Somutlling ii)
the shape <>f a quid pro quo, The Par-
well pally have always been persistent
in what tbey cull "sluudin . up for their
rights" because lhey know, nud huvo
, oj, nly boasted ol it, I i it lhey have been
I '"-.'ii'.-'! u*> bv oertftji mon !i<-",< i|  I o
Lardeau and Slocau Prospects-
Desires to inform the Indies of Rovelstoko that she has opened a Dress and
Miintlomaking establishment at tlio Stockholm HollBO, Front Street, where she will
be pleased to show all the latest London,
Paris und New York designs. Satisfaction guaranteed in fit, stylo and finish.
The largest and most central Hotel iii
ths city; good accommodation ; ovory
thing new ; table well supplied ; bur und
billiard room attached ; liro proof wife,
I .   (ji
io all kinds of
Rough and ^.essel
nakusp, u.c.
iua bis ii; tol in running order, nnd is
prepared to solium date .-ill comera
rn       i i ���      -:\'A.
Stockholm  House
JOHN STONE, 1 hop.
The Dining-room ie fiiruished with the,
best tlio market affords.
Tho bur is supplied with ��� choice stocl^
of wines,liijuore and cigars,
F. MoCabih i*   - -   .    Pbop^
First-class Temperance House.
Bo.UIl)  AND   IjiiI'iHNi;  $5   PuB  WkWC-,
Mii.'.Li, 2ajc.     uiii'o ioe.
This hotel is stated convenient to the,
station, i- comfortably furnished, anji
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An hour Inter.
Uily Jean sits alone in her boudoir, Her
guests have all gone. A flush of excite-
men; '-urns on licr cheek, lior eyes look
" Victory at last I" s'.o murmura to her-
self. " Whon she bears he is dead, ami has
met Ilia death through my instrumentality,
1 think she will know tliat I too can avenge
insult. 1 lmvo taken her husband ami her
lover from her. I aaid my hour would come.
It has come."
There i3 a stir, a noise of footsteps with-
,iu*. Tin- ileor is thrust hurriedly open,
��m! Count Karolyski conies in.
Involuntarily Lady .lean rises. _ She is
annoyed and troubled, ami a little afraid.
" Monsieur, you know 1 do not receive
at this hour."
" Ho your people told me, but my business pleads an excuse. 1 will not detain
you long, madame. I have coiretoaay I
will spare yonr���lover���on one condition,"
"I do uot understand you," falters
Lady Joan, turning vory palo,
lie smiles hia cold and evil smile.
"No? Well, I will put it more plainly.
I will retract my words. This duel shall
not take place if you will ho my wife."
She turns on him, angry and amazed,
" Monsieur, you do me much honour, But
what I have refused to love, I will scarcely
yield to intimidation I"
lie draws llis breath sharply.
"Stay ; listen to me. Tako heed before
you refuse. I have told you I have scoll'ed
at lovo all my life lill you taught me to
recant my error. A man at my age doea
nol love lightly,nor ia he easily turned from
his purpose. To win yoa I would do anything���to lose you drives me desperate. If
you refuse my prayer to-night, your boy-
lover shall never seo your faco again. I
swear it, and my oath is no less fatal than
my hand can be,"
She turna aside i there is a smile of
triumph on her lips. Has she fooled him so
Well that he actually believes Keith Athol-
Otone is his rival ?
As she stands there, silent and thoughtful, a servant knocks at the door and enters
with a telegram,
Hha hastily sei'.es it and reads the con-
tents,and all the blood seems to foisako
hor face. Trembling, she sinks into a
��� "If all should bo lost even now?".alio
thinks, and hor eyes turn in a momentary
appeal to the atom, cold face of the Count.
"I���I will think of what you havo said,"
she falters. " But, believe me, you are
wrong when you think Keith Athelstone is
anything to mc. He i.i not; he never will
be. An for his life, 1 would uot spare it if
I could."
" What?'' he erics amazed.
" He ���ho has Insulted ine," stammers
Lady .lean. " I cannot tell you���I cannot
explain ; only if yon love mo you will avenge
mc���not by his death, that I would not
���ay .... I wish you to wound him,
snd in such, a manner that the iastio may be
fatal���or otherwias���but in any case that
it may bo uncertain enough to allow of a
messenger being sent lo England to���a��� a
friend ni iiis.    Do you umWatand?"
" That I am to be a tool for you? Perfectly, madame.   And my reward!"
" You Shall ask for it avium you have
done iny bidding," .she murmurs aofl ly, and
holds out her hand for the clasp of that one
whose stains of blood-gtiiltlneaa are lo receive yet,another addition, at her bidding.
He takes hers, and bonds down an.l pross-
es his lips upon it fervently,
"1 will do your will," he saya: "ho shall
live to suffer. But, madamo, rcmomber, J
am no fool to bo trilled with. If you
fail in your part of the bargain it will
be at your own peril. Neither man nor
woman has ever baulked me of my will,
who has not lived to rue it. V.m may have
fooled a score of men, but yoi bI
fool me '. Lovo like initio m iy bo pi ;y t >
rouse, but it is death when roused.
Siie looks him calmly in tho Is e, "  '
have no intention of de           ?ou.    Pn n-
ise me that  Keith Uholstoi
h ;t a few .iiy..' life left��� nd "
11, ;��� glau :e  promis It hai
all the intoxication, th
thin ean inflame mun -   ; . -that has
ever swayed thom tc her  will.   I-   uv , ���
liiiu now,
He draws her to his iier-   with
-.mi sadden teuderm -
ii-- ���: irebuked  upon her own.    ' . i
ise,"   he in;irim,'. :
means it,
The telegram that his re   '.������
Jeau  has   I.- n  dea]     hed I
!'.,:   i,    [I    mtaii nes
' ���   '   .   ���     ���    ..,
ii    iks
.'. ���.       . done ah
i    la the message
" He musl ba mad, "I to rur
I.!     - on -I to I
I to r u n th e gau n i
���:. ��� Ps rants
���   .
i and ink thesi
lis dangerous
Al ���   '       ���
:   ��� ling, and  he  hai
only a fow da    to live,   I
nee him aatoi i       ,
��� ��� ���������    -.'     ii.  ���      .'.' i,    I J,    R io
V itol ", !'.   I,
This lctti   ��� la and   iddre    i   md
.   | ���   I liately,    i lien, i
ian 8 ligh     triumph
relenllees and unapai ng   ite in   ���
r room and to rea .
So ill dr, un iii i 'ii; I; ir   ,i.   oop
: wearj waltef  now,     he
li o ii,. mo io In i.i . ei . fo, an i in her
1 r�� -ii" " still, email voice   ol con
'��� i li ng       i   i wiiiipe     An i   ii lint
. ise   In   deep  to-nighl
'���������:...   . " Veng an. o is mine i  last I"
���' WIIO-U     un .. I i..        . i i
'   DAV."
Alone In the dreary eolitudo ol I n  ....
Cha i ���, Lauraiui i    ivca that message from
��� ���      '. v.
i mornhiy ; tho sun la shining,
thiilaii Iii lho [o e o anuos an i nginn
I.'.,.';   ��� ulJ xt am1   lou loal   wolcomo ta
spring ; she stands at the window of her
morning-room and reads those lines penned
in the I! io Victoiro, and a great darkness
s .ins to come over Iier.
All her energies seem paralyzed! sin
cannot think, oannot decide. Her husband
dangerously ill, alone ina foreign land deserted by ihe woman for whom he has
wronged his wife, and Keith���Keith dying.
The sunlight seems to blind her; the
light of day is cruel. Her heart tools
numbed and dead, and ill her brain a thousand hammers seem to beat, nud through
all that numbness and discord one thought
alono shapes itself in stern and terrible distinctness.   One thought -, it is Duty !
Ile neglected her, hc haa outraged her,
be has forfeited all honour and respect.
Vet nono the less ia ho her husband, none
tin! less is he the father of her child.
Her child ! who lay in her bosom, and
smiled into her eyes, aud made earth a
paradise for just a little space !
liut Keith ? Keith, whom she loves;
Keith, whom she lias wronged ; Keith
| dying, and sho oannot ba near him, cannot
meet once moro the look of the "bad blue
eyes," cannot whisper peace or comfort to
the young and passion-wrcckid soul !
Her hoart feels breaking. The awfulncsa
of this decision seems beyond her strength
to make ; and yot she knows���she cannot
but know���which i3 the right course, because of its very hardness.
" I have sinned; I must suffer," she
groans, despairingly, and then moves away
with half-blind eyes, and feels as if her
heart must break ul last. How can she live
on and endure sncli misery ?
In au hour Iier preparations aro complete,
and she starts for Loudon. A thought
strikes her on her way. At the first available
station she gets out ami sends a telegram
to Lady Etwynde, bidding her meet her at
the Loudon terminus,
At the terminii3 hor friend ia waiting
ami Colonel Carlisle also. In a few hurried,
broken words Lauraine tells them all.
" And you arc actually going to him I"
cried Lady Etwynde, amazed,
" I must j it is what! ought to do," falters Lauraine, piteous!;,-. " I oannot leave
him to die there, alone, uncurod for. After
all, he is my husband."
" You are right!" exclaims Lady Etwynde, hurriedly. " But a thought strikes
mo. I���will go to Paris and see Keith
Athelstone. You will let nie, will yon not
Cyril ? Perhaps after all that fiend is lying."
" Lauraino looks at hor with unspeakable
" Oh, if you would���if you only would I"
she, cries passionately.
"Certainly we will!" exclaims Colonel
Carlisle. "Etwynde is quite light, And I
do not see why wc shouldn't all go as far as
Paris together. We have two hours to
spare. Timo enough to get what we want
���money and wraps. All the rest we cau
get in Paris."
So it is hurriedly arranged, and the
night express sees them all cn route for the
French capital, the Colonel and hia wifo
��� loi";; iheir best to console and cheer Lauraine, wlnsa utter prostration and despair
alarm them.
At Paris, Colonel Carlisle decides that
alio is really in no lit condition to travel
alone ; and having aoen his wife fairly started for the addreaa Lady Jean has given, he
takes charge of Lauraine, and goes on with
her to the Riviera,
When thc long, fatiguing journey is over
and thoy roach Monte Carlo, they find Sir
Francis oven worse than 'ho telegram had
bul them to imagine. Lauraine will not
hear .,.' Colonel Carli le staying with her
auy longer Tiie fever must take its
course; I i. re i noth tig itcai iful nursing
in I watchfulnesst i be exen s ������!.  and ? i
��� I ��� mnds :. ai I . . ' .   nd takes up
. n by !..������ : man wi:
h .- wi mgoil  i:. I outi ���-:  I her
whoso fret ns ei   . n iw, are all for
' .
le l patching beside
him looks np in s       ��� young
���'   ..   ,n I      u ifu : I over I
: . ���' ifl
.- .
'...-.        ika (i
���- . . ���       . ��� ��� ..    ���,
i writes ;" Keith has
i.   But
i on
n the
l    i
J ���'���;-..-. ��� -
��� . I ifyon
;   ,   I  ir
i   - o
.    .      [nisli unuttj
��� . ihe fn
ind prays for
Ai .sh'- ri iet from her knoo
.' ���
��� a i learn o
.   i
" Lauraino I" ho memum.
...... i tone!
ed li ihd I,     " V' I It isl," tho    i , I,
���'  foil     li. ! llOl ���   '
[Io om   iy no in n
i,.       <f      ������    u ,'i, i n." b ilk, i1 11
foi I, il Ion,   It Is i nough -1 il I   oo
.i     hat 1 '���nn".1
" Am' a! i    i,'io'
hor ��� v". i'i iw dark nnd indignant
Did you iwtuiilly suppose .iho won
any human being? She has found other
He tries to spring up, but weakness
overpowers him. "The curse of hell be upon
her���fiend, she-devil, temptress !" and
then once agnin thc ravings of delirium
crowd bis brain, and he knows nothing of
her who is beside him.
It is a terrible time for Lauraine. She
takes scarcely food or rest. Sho tends and
watches the sick man with untiring
patience : all the more stern is she in her
task of self-denial because she knows it is a
task, because she will not sparo herself one
iota of the pain and weariness that her
labours demand, The physicians praise
her devotion, and in his lucid moments the
sick man murmura blessings on her, and
utters such vows ot penitence and remorse
as might gladden the heart of any wife
whose love and patience had reclaimed her
husband from his errors, But they do not
gladden Lauraine.
Tbe weary burden presses more heavily;
the iron enters more deeply into her soul
But she has resolved to go through with her
task, aud she dares not count the cost.
" Hc is better," aay thc physicians. "Hc
will live."
Thc news comes to her, and she is silent,
then sinks on her knees and hides her face
from night. They think she is overpowered
with emotion, and go softly away and leave
her���leave her fighting out a weary battle,
sick at heart with shame lhat iu her miud
ia no gladness, only a duller, sadder do-
No man sees
Beyond tlio gods and fate.
It is night, and ia tho sick room all is
hushed and still.
Lauraine, in her soft grey dress,is sitting
beside the lied. She is alone ; the first three
hours are her watch.
She thinks her husband is adeop; ho
lies so still, and hia eyes aro eloacd. She
looks white and frail as a broken lily. Her
head leans on her hands; the whole expression of her faco ia one ao sad, ao heart-
crushed, that it might have mado anyone
who loved her weep to read it.
Suddenly ahe looks at the quiet figure.
His eyes are fixed on her face. He has been
watching her.
" Will you ever forgive mo, Lauraine,"
he suya, faintly. "I hive been such a
brute, and you���I always said you were too
good a woman. It must have needed an
angel's heart to do what you havo done."
"It waa nothing���nothing," she aays
hurriedly. "Sick-nursing waa alwaya my
forte, you know. Besides, 1 only did my
" Your duty I" he echoes, with something of the old bitterness. " It is well for
yon that you have so strong a sense of it.
i have long forgotten what the word means,"
She is silent. There is a long pause.
After a while he speaks again.
" I have ruined your liio, I know, and
now it is too late���too late to make amends.
Still, the best amends 1 oould make
would be to freo you from myself���aud
that will soon be the oase, Lauraine, Hush !
Do you suppose I believe whit those fools
said to-day���that a man cannot toll when
his end is near ? I ahall not plague you
much longer���and you may be happy���
" Don't say that," entreats Lauraine,
kneeling beside him, and taking tho hand
he extends so feebly. " There is overy
hope now ; the worst is over. You aro only
wed;, and that makes you dispirited about
He shakes his head. " I know ; I know.
Promise me one thing. You will not leave
me; you will stay with mo to tho end.
I,.-. night I hai a dream, 1 thought I was
alono���all alone, and it was black and dark,
and you had left me ; and look where I
would there were tiends grinning at mo,
iii all iiy past sins seemed a burning firo
up :ii my "aul. It was horriblo. Hid as 1
am, and have been, oay you won't forsake
me till the end, Lauraine; it i.s aome com-
��� have a good woman's prayers, lean
i   ,  hat at last."
"1 will not leave you, do not fear,"
Lauraine assures him earnestly.
.    prom  n, ih.Id," he says,restlessly,
with a great wonder, but most gentle
earn    m S3, she promises,
��� .;��� i- hour.
Sho kneels thera still    He has fallen into
������..-.  i'i un which he atarta  from
timo, to be reassured only by tho
h r mu,!���some murmur from
ther hour.
;     larkueaa of the  niglit  creeps on,
slowly, wearily enough,    The prayers her
frami d   aro  huBhed now.   Ha
dully, moro tranquilly) than
eyi .
ii r ..our.
oi  'no relieves her comes softly
mlda  nothing  in  her  hand,
iho givi   to Lauraine.
p io, as her eyes rest on
i.fj-.nr.iini. growa faint
.������������:���   an i  unaccountable  dread.
0    ions Llu   nvelope, and reads the
��� ud hope.    If you can
ir Fran ii .  do oome
ii, for a Bight of you
from hi    hand,   She
onlj     .iiii th"i"
hi  Bays in hi r
;       ,     n.       r love,  1   : loi ������
i'. ill    lo I nol
....��� i i a dri un,   < a
/ knows whither
'   | pulse is in
,"..������ i sido at hist j to
earth ai noi r ahe had
i kiss foi       laal    mo
;  ���       ,. ifoi ��� hor
;   ll,       in :   I,
.    ���       ��� i hia words!
l on   i  -hi ,1 a '' nt sound
��� '.    ���  I pierces through lhe
dn  is though its
,    ���    I
, anil ni      i
. ��� ��� mm I,   " Oh,
flod .'.    dn  h      If,   " my
\i,.. ity i    i title witl lorn use
���      inn ��� hy  Dio       n, ���   I II i
.  .    [ually proa I until ll i1 now unlvei'<
ial an       I lugs.
A i:i�� N'Khl'i* Fishing.
Night was creeping down nu the Xorth
Branch. Across lho river the dim profile
of the rugged mountains was fading into
the purple duskiness of twilight, The
stars were coming out one by oue, and the
East was silvery with the glow of the coining moon.
Our tent was staked under a clump ot
pines, and we sat about the blazing camp-
fire, smoking our briar pipes and watching
the grotesque shadows that hovered around
our canvas canoes, spread out ou tho sand
to dry. Tho loga crackled in the Humes;
out on tho river the lish splashed noisily,
and from somo far remote nook in the
mountains came tho long, wailing cry of a
wildcat. jU intervals we heard the clear
notes of a bell, wafted from the quaint old
Moravian village of Wyalusing.
" Boys," exclaimed old Dick, suddenly,
"do you sec that grass patch out yonder
on the river? Waal, years ago, when I
was a youngster 1 Beed soiiicthin' thar
that I'll bet no man ever aaw afore or
"Tell ua about it, Dick," wc cried, eager
Dick was an old settler���a dweller among
these mountains all his life, and to-nighl
he had conic down from bis cabin to visit
our eam]i.
" Waal," he began, " I don't mind if I
do. You see, in lliein days, powder uu'
shot was scarce, an' when I needed any I
bed ter paddle thirty miles villi a canoe
full of skiiu fur trading, an' then paddlo
the hull way up the river ag'in, So miter-
ally I was savin' with ammunition, an' when
I wanted gamo I lister try other waya
of gettin' it. It was in the fall, an' the
wild gec3C was a-goin' south night an' day.
Oitcn they would stop ter feed along tho
river. I reckou not many persons know
that wild geese are fond of young froga,
but that's just what they stop on the grass
patches fur. Ono evening I caught a lot of
flogs, an' paddled over to that idcnlcrcal
grass patch yonder. I drove a stako in
the gravel deep and solid. Then I mado
half a dozen lines out of strong cord, an'
put hooks ou 'cm baited with frogs, i put
all the links on one line, an' hatched it to
tho stake. I knowed I had a purty good
trap, au' when I got up al sunrise tho next
morning I was (load sure of gettin'
Bomelhin', fur all night long I had heard
tho geese a-goin' honk I book I honk I
" U'a&l, boys, I paddled out on thc river,
an' jist as I came near the grass patch up
Ile w three slappiu' big geese, a-workin' their
wings, an' squawkitr fur ell they wus
worth. But the hooks was tight in their
throats, an' I was sure I had 'em. But as
I leapt out of the canoe lhey gave a big jerk
on account of their bein' scared. By dingo !
tho lino broke close ter tho stake, an' away
went the geese asailin', the other threo
honks with tho frogs on trailin' ovor the
water behind 'em. I jist stood lookin' on
in dumb wonder, until all of a sudden I
noon a big splash, in tho water. Then the
geese begin to holler, an' kept llyin'
slow-like, an' mighty low down. Thia
puzzled me at first, but puny soon I circumvented the thing. Some big lish bad
bit at one cf them trailin' frogs an' got
hooked, an' now them throe geese was
draggin' him along through thc water. In
jist about two aeeonda I was ebiisin'
tho pel-cession in my canoe. Fur a spell
the geese lie iv down lho rivor, an' I could
make ont the fish a-lcapin' an' splashin' on
behind. Then the pesky geese headed fur
shore, an' I tell you they made that lish
turn around most mighty quick. 1 was
puny close onto them now, an' I seen they
was most played out an' could hardly Ily.
Nighcr an' nigher I come ter shore, un'
slower an' slower them geese Hew till I
thought they was surely goin' ter drop.
But they kept on u-llappin' feebly, an' jial
as I got a yard', from them they skimmed
over the shore, an' pulled tlio lish out onto
thc pebbles, whar be laygaspin' fur breath,
an' kickin' hard. I jumped out quick, an'
grabbed tlio geese by the. neck���fur tbey
was clean done out���an' the fish I chucked
inter the canoo.
" Waal, boys, that fish was a daisy ! It
was a big salmon, an' it weighed jost thirteen pounds an' eleven ounces. 1 recollect
it all as though it happened yesterday, an'
yet it wore nearly fifty years ago.
" Waal, boys, 1 must be oil. Oood-night
tor ynu."
Hick knocked the ashes from his pipe,
and slowly vanished in thc darkness, leaving us lo medilato over his unique and
interesting yarn.
ii umiiuu   nuiimr
Ov j.- tho Natives in Matabelelaud-
On�� Hundroil of Hie Salivas Ueporleil Kill,
oil���Ilrlli'b Losses Light,
A Capetown special saya:���The semi-
military column seat out from Fort Victoria
to operate against King Lobenguela's Matabele warriors met the enemy ou October 18
near Indianas mountain. An engagement
was fought, which resulted in a defeat of
tho natives. Tlie Fort Salisbury column
fought with and defeated a separate bodvof
the Matabeles near the scone of the Iirst
engagement mentioned. 'The two columns
then united, and advanced towards Hula-
wayo, King Lobenguela's kraal, where it ia
expected that the Tati column will eliect a
juntion with the other two columns, Tho
combined forces wil! make a simultaneous
attack on Lobenguela's kraal. Tho forces
of 1, nOO natives supporting 'lie British aro
still at Tati where they are protecting tho
I miners employed on the .Monarch and oilier
' gold reefs.
It is the intention of the British South
African Company to make a vigorous effort
to crush Lobenguela's power before the
rainy aoason sots iu. Should lho rams
come on before any decisivo advantage ia
gained by the company's forces, they could
do nothing for four or fivo months aa it
would bc impossible for them to keep the
field in the season. Tho rains still hold
off, much lo the satisfaction of the British.
Dr. Jameson, administrator of tho British
South jVftican Company, ia personally taking part in the operations in tho field, He
took an active part iu tho engagements
with the natives, -He rode between tho
columns and insured thoir co-operation.
Capl. Campbell was shot in tho leg and
it was necessary to amputato the limb.
This waa the only casualty reported as
having happened to the entire force. It
is estimated lhat tho Fort Victoria column
killed 100 Matabeles.
Tlie Fort Charter column is aaid to have
iouglit a successful engagement with the
natives, but the defective condition of tho
telegraph line has prevented tho receipt of
news regarding the number of natives who
fell in tho lighl. The ollicials of the company at Fort Victoria report that if the columns are given ordinary good fortune
they will bo capable of coping wilb any
number of tho enemy.
A Johannesburg despatch says :���" It
has been learned here that Capt. Campbell
was wounded on October 16 while recommit-
ering. Shortly after Campbell's leg waa
amputated ho died from shock, Col, Brabant, commanding 400 of Chief Khaiuii's
Becbuanaa, encountered a strong party of
Matabeles in the Matoppo hills on October
15 and fought an engagement wiih l hem.
Twenty-seven of the Matabeles were killed
and 2i)0 head of tlicir cattle captured. Tho
Malaboles were reinforced and Col. Brabant
waa forced to retire. The Matabeles pursued the Bechuanas for a short, distance and
then, evidently fearing that Col. Brabant
wis attempt ing to draw tbem into tho
open country, iliey abandoned the chase
and retired to the hills.
A London spoiial saya:���Thc representative of tho United Press to-day had an
interview with one ot the original ttlasllona-
land concessionaries, who waa thoroughly
acquainted with the habits and customs of
the Matabeles, and having this knowledge
said that the moral eliect upon thcni of the
recent fighting will be enormous and probably will cause them to como to terms with
tho British. Tho Wiling of 100 of their
niimbci will have a tremendous influence
upon the superstitious Matabeles, who havo
believed that with the help of their gods
they wero more than a match for any white
force that could bo sent against them,
Mr. T. .1, Waiters, ofOllnwn, Secures an
Extensive Proporty,
An Ottawa special aays:���Probably tho
largest mining transaction of the past year
was consummated on Saturday last, when
Mr. W. K. Klmonhorsl, ot Montreal, aoid
all his interests in lho lands, mining rights,
oquipmont and mined material comprising
" l'he LakeQirard .Mica System" to Mr.T.J.
Wallers of thia city. By this operation
Mr. Waticrs becomes absolute owner of the
largest and most valuable mica deposits
and proved properties, known to be held by
any single individual on this oontinent,
The development nt the scries of deposits
In question has beon steadily continued during lhe 'ist few years, and the oondltiona
ofthovii'-iou prop a ties are such that with a
renewal ofthodem ,tt 1 foriniei, whioh will
doubtless :���'���'*������ ere long, the output of thia
mineral, which has been greatly restricted
for lhe past few months, can he enormously
inoreaaed, It in understood that arrangements are being pofootod, whereby under
I ul ail said pt'oportles, eto. , the business
ul " Tin: Lake (lirard Mica System " will
ho operated vigorously for the future.
III,' ('nine Hardin nf lisvev (ninny lo In-
Heller equipped.
A Windsor, Onl., special saysi-For a
h,n:' li n" iliuno Wiird'-n Qliallilis, of Essex
county, haa lioon constantly annoyed hy
American sportsmen, who go ovor to the
i.,     |   M���| ,>,,,:!: resorts ami Shoot game iii
tlioolMod season, The American hunters
 ally go over in boats and have frequently beon pursued by tin- Canadian
ollicials, but, having lho fasti ' null, the
littntoi "ii'i.dlv oapod, WardenQuallins
in ,- last prevailed nn tin- Government t"
puroha o i"r iiim a ��� win y i ht. with which
io pursue ami capture thei | i Tern, and
I,,,. game 1 wa will Ic Hgidl; i nforcod on
t| ��� .,,.;. ��� i.i Essex and Kcnl ami on the
adjl Ollt wafers.
.1 DcntMtlto Made In Speak  by Itrmovlug
Hie Larynx,
A mute has been operated on by a French
surgeon, Dr. Pericr, of tho Laribuigicro
Hospital, so far as to be enabled to express
all hia ideas by speech, or modulated
sounds. The larynx was totally removed,
and the skillful singeon formed in the anterior wall of lhc neck a small oi ilico which
ho left open. This morning, consequently
communicating with both the exterior and
the pharynx, was reserved for experiments
upon the re-eatabliahment of tlie voice by
means of an artificial larynx, aotlltttld by a
blowing device, and not by the air issuing
from the trachea. The apparatus,relatively
simple, Unit thoy decided to adopt,consists
of a metallic rood inclosed in a tube, and
thc plates of which, arranged in contrary
dirootionsjoblitorato half of the light at each
extremity. Thia tube terminates above in a
spherical aurface,c:ipablo of being applied
hermetically to lhe oriih-eiii the front of the
neck. Bolow,it is conneotod with two clastio
reservoirs, coupled and mounted upon n
metallic S-sb aped armature, permitting of
one communicating with tho other, in order
to obtain a continuous current of air of
mean intensity, Ouo of lho reaervoira is
put in communication with a blowing do.
vice formed of a bulb similar to ihose that
actuate vaporizers, Under the affect of the
current nf air, tho metallic reed enters into
vibration and emits a constant note of uniform tonality, which i.s approximately lhat
of the ordinary diapason. The sound thus
produced is led, so lo speak, into the buccal cavity. It remains, then, in order to
convert it into true spoken langiia ;e, only
to make it undergo, through the intermedium of the tongue, lips and teeth, as in
ordinary plion.ilion, the scries ol
modulations tjiat produce the nuance and
ihe difference in the pronunciation of words.
Those nuances, as incredible as the fact
may ncein at first sight, aro, it appears,
obtained quite easily, An education ofa
few daya suffices,
Hit* Guns Don't Lust Lorn*;.
An English authority, in speaking o
heavy guns, says that tho 110-ton gun,
Ki 11 inch bore, wil! liro ninety-live
ordinary rounds after which the gun
is unlit for further service. The ll".
:on, 13 1-21 tl oil horo will firo 12" rounds,
and lhe 45'ton gun, 12 inches bore, will lire
160 rounds before becoming useless, The
cost of the British 110-ton gun is $82,600 ;
that of the OT-tou gun is $64,609 i anil that
of the 45-ton gnu, $31,500,
Choose sm h plcHiirfj as recreate much
aud coat little. From a Wifo':; Heart.
My dearest One! I know that thou dost hold
Enshrined of all ihv dooposl joy a part:
1 nat nor, a soorot truth but it ill onfo'd mo
in constant trust to thy most loyal heart.
1 know ihal If there camo a cloud to-morrow
to dun  my lifo, Uiino own would gladly
Its light 11 way to ..hare my mood of sorrow
Ami wall; where'er my lagging (cot must go.
Anil yot, Bolovod-G strange soul of lhc wo-
Forever fain upon its hliss to dwell,
I JJ vi ne in i,mst, but in Its doubting human,���
lell me the lovo thai I do know so woll!
Tell il, mine own! llie proud reserve defying
rhat conscious honors to Its aid doih nail;
Lot thy dear Upa to mine bo still run ying
Till llie last silence sunies to answer all,
Speak! for too oft lhe weary spirit faileth
Aod mists will dim earth's surest sun o,
The nisi of limo ils treasure still asaatloth;
Bul Lovo can heal its touch with voice and
And elisor tho dullest gloom of wintry weather,
Ah I lot who will to silvern silence flea,
Bin while we tread tho path of life together
bet speech be golden between me and thee !
-IMary Elizabeth Blake.
A Disease of the Nerves-
It is said by those in a position to know
that it is of no use to disguise the terrible
fact that inieinperaiico ia moro frdquent
among women than it lias ever been before,
moro general, aud more ruinous, to lhe
point of physical and mental morality.
It makes us ahuddor to hear the facta in
the case, to listen even to the suppositions
concerning its causes, ono supposition being
that suddenly acquired wealth, giving
people the opportunity of going through
life at a great pace, makes it necessary that
they should rosort to whip aud spurs to
maintain lhe gait-that is, that having
money they must and will spend it
fast, and spending it fast engenders pleasures to whose enjoyment the
strength is not equal without the help
ol the exciting and stimulating drink.
Another cause is aaid to be the prevalent
absence of both religious and moral sentiment, the disdain for everything that cannot re seen or felt, the reign of pure reason
and realism, the custom of considering that
if one wants a thing one should lin,/o it,
and that there should be uo restraint upon
one's desires further than the inability to
gratify them. A third cause is given as
the cigarette, it boing stated that many
more young and middle-aged women than
we have dreamed of have acquired a fancy
or a fashion for the use ol" this vile little
article, and its use creates thirst, and the
thirst whicli only strong drink slakes.
Tiiere are instances, too, whore tlie dreadful evil has beeu brought about by the prescription of physicians, the invalid thus
having the habit, established before being
aware of what isdone, liut those instances
are few in comparison to the number of
those which result from tlie apparently innocent glass taken at table or elsewhere.
The taste once formed, it may he indulged
with all the othcr tastes, at table or on the
shopping-tour or in the publicity of the
restaurant or in the privacy of the boudoir,
whero trouble or depression of auy 3ort
causes tho stimulant to be resorted to with
a hope that its temporary exhilaration will
tide over the gloom.
These are perilous limes, all the circtim-
stances of life are rapid, exhausting, nerve-
draining. The great stress under which
we live occasions a degeneration of lho
nerves, and the swiftest and easiest resource then ia the stimulant. Knowing
this, knowing that young girls arc liable to
such degeneration, it becomes doubly important that they should be sheltered by
the force of a public opinion which may
make it, at any rate, difficult for them to
begin the drinking habit in its most insidious and delicate liral approaches. For it
is to be remembered that it is in the bo-
ginning that the danger lies. Thoy none
of them know what is behind them, what
heredity from an unfortunate ancestor may
givo them a fatal impetus once started.
Uut no heredity can start thcni on the way
if they refuse to take the first sip, and make
it thus impossible to acquire the taste or
appetite, The firat glass may be harmless
except in ita relation to the last; but there
is an incredibly short space of time, in alas
how many instances, between the Iirst few
drinks and death from somo mysterious disease of tho nerves, whose other name is
possibly delirium tremens.���[Harper's Bazaar.
The Oare of Shoes-
Particular attention should be paid in
ei'ery home to tho care of shoes, says the
Domestic Monthly, Whore there are children tiiere is generally an aorumuhition of
shoee. partly worn and wholly worn, and
these are all thrown in the bottom of the
closet together and must be sorted
when wanted. When taken out they
arc sometimes moldy because they ure
thrown in when damp and dirty. Many of
these are of no earthly use to the possessors,
but aro bearded up with the idea that sone
day they will be needed ; yet rarely is this
true, as they rro put away in such a rough
condition that when taken oul they arc
generally unlit for use, Shoes that are
worn regularly, if oared (or, will last much
longer than if ncglcciod. A French kid
ehoi', if kicked around on the closet floor or
under the bed, will not lust as long or look
as well as oue inferior in quality if properly
cared for.
When shoes are taken off they .should be
wiped wiih a soft cloth, and, after airing a
little while, oiled or polished and put in a
box by themselves, or a shocbag, aud when
wanted for use can be taken out ready for
wear, It is not advisable to usa much of
the dressings so fashionable far ladies' and
children's shoes, aa most of them crack
tho leather and ruin it, 1 have Been expensive shoes the toea all cracked open iu less
than a month by the use of dressing. Therefore, unless you can lind one that haa been
woll tested, it is hotter to use a little sweot
oil, colored with black ink, and rubbed well
in. For soil!' years past I 1, ive used a polish lhal has considerable glycerine In it,
nnd find that it preserves the shoes wonderfully, always keeping them new looking,
Jia lift begins to wear oil'the heel I have
ll attended to al onco, and never lake oil'
the shoes without 'a ipiug all the dllsl from
lhe crevices ami pulling lliein carefully
away. The result in lhal I have worn one
pair of boots ovory day for one year, and
another year ior a bown shoo, Never wear
I shoe unbuttoned if vou cure lu have is
..... .u ,���,-, r.= ii iiiti'i .ns tnem ami make,
them difficult to put on. When taken
o'i tho feet wet, smooth into as good
shape as possible, and rub them as
dry as you can with an old soft cloth, then
put them in a medium warm place to dry.
If your shoes get muddy, -wash them off
With cold water and rub dry with a soil
cloth. This can be done quicklp, so that
the leather may not get wet through, then
pulled into shape and left standing until
unite dry. Alter this us- a little goi 'I polish au.i the shoes wiil bc as fresh as if quite
The Art o! I'atchin*--.
How many parch clothes, particularly
children's clothes, with little regard to tlie
stripe or check, and sometimes to thc shade
of lhe garment patched. Then some seem
to think the larger the patch the better.
Oi course the thinness of the cloth near the
hole w'll have something to do with tiie
size oi the patch, but when a three cornered
tear is mended a piece exactly matching
the check or stripe of the garment, and just
large enough to leave a spice equal to the
fell laken on the other side between the hem
and the run should be used. Thenonthe right
fide make a out in each corner equal to ihe
depth o; the fell, and a much squarer, neater patoh is made, If a woolen garment,
it should be dampened and lhe 'fell thoroughly pressed with a moderately hot iron.
A patch should never be put on tho right
side of an outer garment. If the rent or
wear is near a seam, insert a aide of the
patch into this, and sometimes two seams
are so near that the patch can scarcely be
noticed. Generally people fasten the patch
on the wrong side  iay  running a thread
along near the edge. A better way is to'a.m. On the following day (Sunday) after
catstitoh the pitch on to the garment.
_ Here is a good way to foot stockings.
Taking the worn out sock, fold it on the
scam, and where the heel merges into the
leg begin to cut, and keeping half way between the two edges cut oil' tiie under part,
then cut open the heel seam and spreading
out the part cut away from the stocking
make a paper pattern from which to cut
out a new bottom of cloth. Fold this together in the middle and stitoh together
the rounded edges for a new heel, then
unfolding, stitch the new bottom into the
stocking, holding the former towards you,
as on account of the room for seam and
shrinkage, which, of course, was allowed in
cutting the pattern, it will be larger than
the stocking.
Woolen or cotton stockings past wearing
should not bo thrown away as often one
pair is useful in mending another.
A good way to deal with underclothes is
according to the old saying, an ounce of
prevention is worth a pound of care, This
means iu this case, woolen stockings with
double heels, cotton stockings with heels
lined before wearing, the bindings and
sleeves guarded from fraying out by pretty
narrow trimming, which can be bought
cheap, or knit at odd moments when llie
time would not bc missed. It goes without
saying that boots, waists, undercuts, etc.,
should never lie worn without Iirst fastening on the buttons securely,
unciAimi DiiliiUli
The Annexation of a Group of Pacific
The Solomon Manila Taken lain die En-
ll-.li Fold���TUet'cremonyoliniicxiilliiii
-Tli." Proclamation Read and ihe
liriii.ii .ink ii.ii.inl-Vlsii of Ceremony From a Native King-His i'eciil-
lur Costume.
Interesting details have come to hand
by ihe Australian mails of the circumstance."
attending the annexation hy Great Britain
of a number of islands of thc Solomon
group,Bcant news of which was given at the
time. When H.M.S. Royalist visited the
Solomon islands last year the natives expressed a wish for tho establishment of a
British protectorate. This was made known
to the British Government, and 11. M. S,
Curacoa, which was selected for the duty of
proclaiming the protectorate, left -Sydney
ou tiie 24th of May with secret orders which
were not to be opened until the ship arrived
at Port Moresby. Captain Gibson was also
entrusted with a large parcel marked " secret contents," which were ordered to he
discovered when the secret letters wero
real. Calling an Townsvillo cn route, the
Curacoa arrived at Port Moresby on 30th
May, when the secret orders and parcels
were opened. The orders contained instruc-
lions to proceed at once to tho Soloman
group, and proclaim a British protectorate.
The parcel contained 30 new Union Jacks,
which wcre to be hoisted on thc various islands. The Curacoa thereupon sailed away
to the nearest island of the group���Treasury
Island���arriving thereon thelOth Juue.utM
iicaicsi point to tlie eartli it was elevated
forty-two milea above the surface.
From this point it receded from the
earth, its elevation ivi en laal seen being no
leas than ninety-eight mile'
Although the resistance of the atmosphere was not sufficient to destroy the motion of this strange visitor, which contented
itself with ao brief a glimpse of our globe,
yet il carried lho ell'eels of that resistance
out into space with it, and cau never shake
them oil.
No matter what its previous course may
have been, the retardation that it suffered
during its passago through tho air sufficed
to (urn it into a different direction, and to
send it along another path than that which
it had been following.
Sevaa Kulei ���
Hickory N'ut Cike.���One cup ef sugar
one-half cup of butter,one-half cup of mil k,
! yolks of two eggs and white of oan, two
cupsof Hour, two teaspoons of baking powder.
Filling.���One cup of sugar anl four
tablespoons of cold water boiled until it
threads. Add to this the well-beaten
white of ono eggjand beat thoroughly, then
add one cup of chopped hickory-nul meats.
Stoamed Lou'. -Two cupfuls of graham
flour, a cupful of white Hour, a cupful of
Indian meal, two scant teaspoonfuls of
salt. Put tho dry ingredients into a milk
pan and add a cupful of molasses, two
scant teaspoonfuls of soda dissolved in a
little cold water, a cupful of sour milk
or butter mill; ami one and one-half
cupfuls of sweet milk. .Steam for three
hours. This makes two medium sized
A Salt Mackerel. ���Lay - a large salt
mackerel, skin up, in a pan of cold water
over the fire ; as often as the water heats
replace it with cold, changing it until the
fish is fresh enough : meantime squeeze the
juice of a lemon and chop a tablespoonful of
parsley line, or soak some dried parsley, and
mix them with a heaping tablespoonful of
butter, and after the mackerel is drained
.spread this butter ever it and serve it on a
hot dish.
Minute Pudding.���Put a quart of water
or more on the stove, add a teaspoonful of
salt, let it come to a boil, and stir in flour
until it is as thick as mush. To lhe flour
we add baking powder aa fer biscuit. We
were taught io make it with milk and no
baking powder, but have learned by experience that this is a better way. Tnere is no
danger of its having a burned taste and the
baking po.vd.cr makes it lighter. Eat with
sweetened cream or milk.
Corn Starch Cake,���Cream one and one
half cupfuls oi sugar with one half cupful
of butter. Add ono half cupful of milk.
.Mixone and one half cupfuls of flour with
one cupful of cornstarch, and sifi ono and
one-half teaspoonfuls of baking powdor
into it, Thou out and fold into cake the
stillly beaten whites of seven eggs. Flavor
to taste. Bake in u moderate oven with a
steady heat.
Cream Muffins.��� One pint Hour, one-
half teaspoonful salt ; one-half teaspoonl'iil
so la | one teaspoonful cream cf tarter; yolks
of two eggs, beaten lightly ; three-fonrthi
cup croam or enough to make a drop batten
whitos of two eggs beaten stiff, Bake in
mulli n pans aid serve very hot.
Johnny Cake.���Four oupi of sour milk,
in which three cups of oorntneal are soaked
overnight. In the morningadd a tc upoon
fill of soda, a tablespoonful of molasses and
one egg and beat. Bake in thin sheets in a
hot oven for half an hour.
Divine service, which was held on board,
the captain landed witli several officers and
aguard of bluejackets. The native King
had collected about thirty natives, who
watched the proceedings with great interest.
Having erected a flagstaff on the beach
thc declaration of the protectorate was
read. Captain Gibson had the declaration
interpreted and explained to the King in
Ins own language. The Union Jack was
hoisted, the guard saluted and the buglers
played the fan-fare, and a fou-de-joie was
fired. As thc ship was anchored but a
short distance from the shore, additional
significance was lent to the oceasion by the
band on board striking up "God Save the
Queen " when the Union Jack was run up,
tho natives expressing the greatest delight,
In the afternoon thc King and his attendants
paid a visit of State to thc ship in a war-
canoe, thc King wearing the Union Jack
us a court uniform. Previously hc wore no
clothing, with the exception of a hat and
flannel shirt; but as the climate was warm
scantiness of attire was the prevailing
fashion. Leaving Treasury Island the
same day, the Curacoa steamed for Narovo,
otherwise Eddystone Island. The formal
work of the declaration having been inaugurated, it was essential thai it should
be completed with the greater alacrity, leat
the vessels of some other power, getting
hint of the proceedings, should step in and
secure some of thc islands, A royal salnto
was fired when the flag was hoisted, and
the natives, in alarm, disappeared; but
during ihe stay of the Curacoa, which ox-
covered that no harm was intended them,
and, regaining confidence, came out from
their hiding-places, visiting the ship in considerable numbers, This was the spot at
which, last year, Captain Davis, of the
Tloyalist, had a man flogged for kidnappm
a boy in connection with the labor truth,
and this event had had tiie eliect of making
the natives somewhat afraid of a man-of-
war. Hence their scare when the blank
cartridges were fired.
Oilier islands visited were Ronongo
Gizo, Vella, Lavella, Kulamhangra, Wanna
Wanna, Savoo, Guadalcamar, New Geor
Rendovo, Florida, Sista, Hulula, Montgomery, Murray, and the Russell group,
audit was left to H,M. S. Goldfinch and
other vessels of lighter draught than ia tht
Curacoa to raise the Hag at small islands.
At each place visited a bottle containing
the declaration of annexation was buried
at the foot of the flagstaff.
The Curacoa was at 1 'ort Pinna on Corona
tion day, June 2S, and in celebration of the
occasion the ship was dressed with flags
and a royal saluie fired, greatly impressing
the natives. At Sista, Mr. Cummins, a
missionary, was lakcii on board as a guest
of the captain. He has ,'1,1100 converts ii,
thc islands sn much under bis influence thai
they have discarded the use of spears ami
arrows. The flag was hoisted at various
spots in the neighbourhood. In oue or two
places the chief objected, ono saying that
lhe bill tribes would come down and kill
him. He was therefore given it copy of tlio
declarations to show to the captains of the
other vessels. Another objected on the
grounds that it meant giving over the
country to the missionaries, who would
stop them going to Australia, which they
did not liko. In ihis caso a copy ofthe
declaration was left Willi the nearest chief
who was willing to receive it, On the Ith
July arrived at "iilula, and got in formation
concerning the murder of a member ol tin
crow of the Helena, who waa killed whii
his mate and another man were bartering
for copra at Ugi three years ago. Failing
to get satisfaction, the I 'uracoa left, returning two or three days after and frightening the natives by the discharge of blank
cartridges. Then twelve live shells were
fired into the village of Ubona, destroying
the principal huts. The parly thou landed
and set lire to the remaining huts.
The Eea-toa.
"What is the idea in calling a consultation of physicians?"
'Mil, that',- when the doctor who originally took ihe case can't think of any more
excuses lo give the family."
Oi all the delicate sensations the mind is
capable of, none perhaps wiil surpass that
which attends the relief ol an avowed enemy.
Among the Kondeh people, who live ou
Lako Nyaisa, in Africa, the favorlto form
of suicide ij :.i enter ti;1' watei and allow
one's tell to ii- di vouro I by a i ro odile.
An Escapo in tlio Sky.
Once in a while tlio meteor plunging into
the atmosphere of tho earth i.s neither consumed by the heat developed through friction nor precipitated upon lhc surface ol
the globe, but pursues ils way out into open
spare again,
Its brief career within human ken may
be compared to that of a comet travelling
in a parabolic orbit, which, as if yielding to
a headlong curiosity, almost plunges into
the sun and then hastens away again never
to return.
In July 1802, one of these escaping
meteors was seen in Austria and Italy,
I'arcful compulations based upon the observations which were made in various places
have shown lhal it was visible along a
traok, in the upper air, about six liundred
and eighty miles in length.    When at its
A Itcinitikiililo sioi'.y Irom Indln About
Catching a I'osliil Tlilcf.
The Times of India publishes a good
story of trial by ordeal. The narrator of
it some yeara ago had charge of a postal
division on the western coast, parts of which
had seldom if ever been visited by a European officer, The people were for the most
part simple country folk and very superstitious, One morning the narrator reoeived information that a considerable sum of
money, forming part of the contents of tie1
mail from ahead to a Bit bodice, had been
stolen on tho road. The whole affair was
wrapped in a mystery. Thc only olew the
police had been ablo to obtain was that one
runner, whom wo Ehall call Rama, had
since the theft paid oil' ccrlain debts iu lhc
village which had long pressed upon him,
but there were no other suspicious circumstances, and the mau had ten years' good
service. Aa a last resource it was determined to resort to trial by ordeal, and for
this purpose an aged Brahmin, who wns
supposed to posses i occult powers and to
he in daily communion with the gods, was
consulted, and readily undertook lo discover the thief. All the runners���a goodly
array of sturdy Mahratta peasants���were
summoned to the oflice and under the guidance of a cheyla or disciple of tho old
Brahmin wc all proceeded to a small deserted temple of Mahadeo, situated at some
.balance from the village. It waa a doso.
late spot, and bore an evil reputation.
Tha temple, owing to aome act of desecration in the past, had been abandoned and
was almost buried among weeds and tangled brushwood.
The hour selected was about li p. m, and
the long twilight shadows gave the place a
weird, uncanny look. The old Brahmin was
i waiting ua, and as we approached appeared
lo be busy muttering incantations, The runners all seemed to be more or less under the
spell of the hour, but the look of real fright
on Kama's face was quite distinct. The
Brahmin, having finished his incantations,
rose, and, addressing tho men, said : "Vou
are about to face tho gods; to tho innocent
the trial will be nothing, but to the guilty
much. In tlio templo a magic wand has been
placed on the altar. Eaoh of you must go in
by turns, take up the wand, and lurn round
three times, repeating the name of Mahadeo ; lhe wand will stick to the hand of the
guilty one," By this time it was nearly
dark. I glanced in through the door
of tlie temple. A solitary oil buttco threw
a fitful light on tlie altar, on which an ordinary bamboo stick about two foet long reposed among grains of uncooked rice aud
cut limes, the whole sprinkled with rod
powder. A curtain was drawn across the
door, and the men entered one at a time.
As each one appeared the Brahmin seized
his hands and raised them to his forehead,
and then allowed them to pass on and join
his fellows. Coming to Rama he went
through the same patomime, but instead of
allowing him to pass on bade himatandaside,
When the last man had gone through the
ordeal thc Brahmin turned to Kama and said
quietly: " Tell the sahib bow you stole the
To my utter amazement, continues the
writer, Kama fell on his knees, confessed
that he was tho thief, and offered to show
where he had hidden the balance of the
monoy, He had succeeded in opening lhe
mail hug without seriously disturbing tho
seals. The postmaster had not really examined thom and so their having bcen
manipulated had escaped notice. Needless
to any, the Brahmiu was rewarded and
poor Kama was sent to repent at leisure in
the district jail. Now the natural question
is: "How was it done?" Vory simply.
The lemple, the lonely glen, the uncanny
hour, lhe incantations, ail were merely accessories to appeal to the superstitions of
thc ignorant peasants, The "magic wand"
waa thickly smeared with strongly scented
sandalwood oil. Kama's guilty conscience
prevented him from touching it, as he
firmly believed the wand would stick to
his hands, and, his, of course, was the
only band that did no smell of thc oil.
fie Game At Last,
"John," exclaimed the nervous woman,
" there's a burglar in tho house. I'm sure
of It."
John rubbed bis eyes and protested mildly that it was Imagination,
" No, it isn't. I beard a man down
So John took a box of matches and went
down. To his surprise his wife's suspicions
were correct. Seeing thai he was unarmed,
the burglar covered Iiim wiih a revovlor and
became quite sociable,
" Isn't il. rather lato to bc out of bed I"
ho remarked,
" Aer-a-little bit," replied John.
" You're too lato, anyhow, because I've
dropped everything out of the window and
my p.ds have carried it oil."
"Oh, that's all right. I'd liko to ask ono
favor of you, though,"
"What is it?"
" Stay here until my wife can come down
and see you. She has boon looking lor you
every night for the last twelve years and I
don't want her to be disappointed any
Dame Thrift's Sermon,
"Heigho!" Biehed lhe Windmill, "I've -o
much loth.:"
Asshe laborod with -low -ails the -ummer dav
"I have lull twenty bushels of corn grist \i
Before  the -on  -ers, for mv old neighbor
I wish Father Wind would iu-' give me a
**'��""��� is he's iho id!.'-' of all idle fellows,
And I can do nothing without hi- big bellows."
Just then, as he spoke, round thc barn L-a'o.'c
���.    high,
tilth a rush and a whistle, a scream and a
The Wind, brisk and jolly, came rollicking
Then began the broad vanes to move merrily
The hoppers to llll and the corn to be ground :
-ind tlio lat miller chuckle! um! to himself
"Phlslagood!   This is just as I wishedand I
Through tho cornfield a low murmur rustled
tlio dew,
Each bonding ear caught it, and sang, "It is
Wo have fcastod on sunbeams and drunk tho
cool rain,
And broiil iicl the pure air; and now ea, h (.-old
i ii grain
Is brimful of aweetnoas, ami re idy io drop
In September's broad baskots  a bountiful
An.l the robins and bluebird- theyochood the
And thoy tilted the tassols, bo Bllkyand strong.
Butjusl then tlie Wind, that was turning the
Came over lhe fores! and round by the hill,
And, crushing the corn In his hearty oiiibracc,
throw uu'ii little golden oar flat on Its face I
And fanner Von Hoot, looking on with dismay,
Said. Why, what isthls I Our good parson did
Wo shall have what wo pr.iv for.   'Tis strange
I pnti ed lor n fair day, and here is foul weather."
"Well, woll," said Dame Thrift, with engaging
I Hitch grace,
Bonding ovor thc bread-pan iier round, iosy
As the Wind that came frolicking over thc
Itushod, roaring and tumbling,   her broad
Chimney down.
And -val tlio smoko pulling and liii'ully tore
Al the i.von's strong latch, and burst open tbo
door -
"Woll, woll, there's no baking for me, -ure,
to-day I
Bul what now, 1 wonder would Parson Wise
say I
"For tho Miller, 1 know, must have prayed for
the Wind
To help him his bushels of corn grist to grind*
lhe farmer, lio prayed for n calm sunny uny,
I o gather his corn In and take up his hay,
And I, why of all things I wanted to bake
My broad and my pudding, iny meat and my
For to-morrowisSunday,tho first of tho week!"
And she leaned ou her elbow and kneaded her
Then she looke 1 up and smiled; and, "Tho
truth is, said she,
"With our dear Parson Wis i lean never agree;
l-'or that Nal ure, each one's littlo wanl- to
Should turn round and alter her! iws, I deny.
Wo must just pray tor patience and mercy and
Those will holp us to riso all our trouble-
And keep cheerful hearts, blow the winds high
or low:
Aud this is my sermon whorovor Igo."
-IBoston Transcript.
Just Be Glad-
0 heart of mine we shouldn't
Worry sol
What we've missed   of calm wc  couldn't
Have, you know.'
What we'i u ine. of stormy pain
And of sorrow's driving rain
Wee,in bettor meet again
11 il blow.
We have erred In Hi it dark hour
H'e have known,
When the tears foil with tho shower,
All n.one-
Were not -liine and shower blent
As the gracious .Master meant I
l.ol us icinp.;   our content
With His own,
For we ki o v not ovory morrow
Can ba sad;
So, forgolting nil tho -orrow
We have lin I,
Let. us fold away our fear--.
Ami put by our foolish tears
And through all tho com..y years
Jll-i he glad.
[James Whitcomb liiicy,
Spelling Bee.
An English scientist is quoted us authority for tho statement that there arc live
times as many species of insects us there
are BpooioB ol all other living things put
together, Tiie oak troealone supports 460
species of insects, and 200 kinds make
tlicir Inline in thu pine. Forty years ago
Humboldt estimated that the number of
species preserved in collections Was between
160,000 and 170,000, but scientific men
now say that there must bo more (ban
760,000, without taking inlo consideration
the parasite creatures. Of the *i6,000
species in Kurope, however, not more lliiio
���'I,.'ill'' are obnoxious or dcslruciivc. There
are more than HiihwHi kinds ol booties,
i'ou sav you that can spell, -ir. then be good
enough to tell, sir,
How you spell mo "parallel," sir, "synthc -is-
and "semaphore."
And perhaps you w.i. try "ecstatlo' and "seyn-
"Motniictie"und "hopatio" with an extra
dozen more.
Can you spell "crysolophnntlno," "periphrastic "and "Levantine,
Or tho aliuplo "adamantine," ai d tho "j oly.
Can you tackle "anchylosis," can you spoil
"Knthymome," "hypotlposisl"  If you can,
you're getting on,
Such littlo words as "griovlng," "gallimaufry"
and 'deceiving,
Oh.there's really no believing what mist ikes
ymi sometimesscol
"Pycnostlio,' "paroxj mini,' "caryatides" and
Wiui - like tin e. It - real j dismal when
I'm; i" misspell at a "bee.'
So you'd b i lor  loa 'ii "on Ij     . ��� n you
' conquer "analytic I"
Wiiii "toronilc'   nnd "mophltlc,   and a
"ponthoim ral" ; iui
And then ��"pi midlgltntion," "homo oroal,"
'���iiii:     .:. :  .   '..
Oh, ii�� ���; .     an aim ���'.�������� i"  i irn ortho-
grnphii laws!
Somo long ior 'an itonilc,h... ., toundthat's
ri',.- - ., mlc,
Ami ion,:-,- palindromic would bi    nplj
mosl absurd,
'iii. . tho -in!1"!- " pcroncus" .md "pi: no
pliaryngc ���.
������ stern i-clcido-n    toldi      |   could    .on
choose a simpler uur..'
" lljdro-i.i.i-.'    'in.'   cent,'   "aromatic,'
".idnh -ee:.;.'
-��� l"nlgni die,   "cvnnescenl"; :;.'    i n i .-;
win',!- you -���"'
"M.iiidiii'.iiio:,.' "macaronic,  "perci  ition,
"Ke mic,"
"Annuatlon." "anti]         ; ih' rei a merry
pell ��� |    el      .
-��� [lhc spectator,
It ia often those things which appear
most excessively plain and Belf-cvident to
ourselves, thai aie for that very reason,
the mosi, difficult to explain io others,
(J nuil your ri rei learn :.',.������ yoi
are not lit for, an i give up wishing for it ;
learn what you can do, and do it with all
the energy a' your command,
South American ants have beon known
to construct a tunnel three miles in lcuglh,
a labor for them proportionate to thai
whicli would ic required lor men to tunnel
under the Atlantic irom V " Yi :k to Lou
don. _*xx*!sxH*r-anMBXLj it* zfinrtux.*. MarK-wrgTrr
(Oje iioo'teuay Stav
SATUHDAY, NOV. 18, 181)3.
Tiii-xi' in gti'iit dissatisfaction nt
the notion of the Government Agent
iu spending u portion of thn $250
given by the Government for the
opening up of Douglas Street on a
road outside the town limils(?) Ho
may have fell, hurt that tho application for this appropriation wits not
mnde through Him, but it was wrong
for him to beg tho question in suoH
ii manner us to thwart the wishes of
the people nnd the intentions of the
Government. Auothor compluiul is
thnl Douglas Street is now iu u worse
plight than it wus before, being left
impassable about hnlf way up, There
jb sonic talk of culling a public mooting nud passing u vote of eensuro on
the oommittee for leaving tho street
in that condition, But the oommittee
bad nothing to do with it after llm
citizens' $250 was expended. Will
the Government Agent explain the
Grocer, Tea Dealer and
PTYwisrinn Mftrnha'nfi
1U V lui-Jil IwDl UlaLCuJLX Uj
LooKiNu at a map of tho Farwell
(K'velstoko)  lownsito published in
1885 wo see that tho iisi.v crossing
over the then proposed railway was
to bo nt, lho uorth end of Douglas
Street.   Why this plau was never
carried out wo oannot tell, but it
shows thut when the townsite was
laid out, and before the railway was
built, it was lho intention to cross
tho track ou Donglits Street, which
was and is the main and ceutral ave
nue of the town.   Uow Mr. Marpole
obtaiued tho right to  provent tho
citizens crossing at this point we fail
lo seo.   It is certain tho town must
have an outlet northward, so as to
reach the cemetery and the liig Bend
road.   Our Government Ageut states
that tho town limits extend ouly us
far us tho railway embankment, aud
that we huvo no righls on tho other
side,   If the 1175 acres staked by
Farwell comprise the townsite, thon
unquestionably the town limits do
extend beyoud the track, as the railway cuts through tho townsite, nl-
though l.o streets have been laid out
on the north side.   But supposing
the town limits do not extend beyoud
the railway embankment, Mr. Mar-
polo and iho Government Ageut will
surely admit that they roach as far
as the right of way this sido of it.
When tno railway oompany make the
approaches to tho uow bridge they
will probably want 50 foet of our
streets for a new embankment.   Uow
will tbe matter stand then?   Whose
consent will tho conipauy ask beforo
they grab the land thoy want?   lu
this freef ?J couutry the cituseu lyie to
stand as ii suppliant with hut in baud
and he humbly thankful for auy little
favor thrown to him by corporations
and ollicials which iu the old country
are the SKItVANTS and uol lho bosses
of tho people!
VemMmVlmmmmmWt\matmmm^^ ���WW
/.Astonishingly Cheap:.
-.  aj-g*-*-, __
. .�� 1	
RANGES.���Palace, Gem, Ideal, Jubilee.
COOK-STOVES.- Alberta, Jubilee, Clarence, Florence,
PARLOR  STOVES.���Franklin,  Evening  Star.  Keystone,
BOX STOVES.���Vulcan, Fulton, &c.
Tinware erd Eardwrre bv the carload.
FL��U:t IIB   FEE��
Consignment of Butter and Egga received every week,
oods, Clothing;
Eevelstoke Station.
i i
Is situated at the. head of the North-East Arm of Cp*>er
Arrow Lake. It is the easiest point from whicli to enter the
remarkably rich mines of the Lardeau nixl Fish Creek Districts. It wili have the advautage of both rail and steam,
boat lines. The C.P.R. will begin the building of a line from
Kevelstoke to the N.E. Arm of Arrow Lake as sonu as llie
weather will permit. LAItDEAU i.s at the head of nu vista;
tion on this Arm, and will be the termiuus of strainers mid
that of the Lardeau <��* Kootenay Railway. Tlwre is no
question that the Rich Miiiiny; Districts which are tributary,
to LARDEAU will attract thousands of Prospectors and
Capitalists during the present season, and that a large town
Will grow up at that point. The history of Kaslo will be
repeated at LARDEAU this year, and investors iu Kooteuay
property should study the situation. Kaslo, in many instances, has already repaid from GOO to 1,000 per ceut. to
i ww   ��� ��n
Revelstoke, New Denver
! Tlie wisdom of an investment in LARDEATJ is
without oue&tion.
New Denver, B.C.
EEALESTATE&iilNGBROKERS ,                ,                       . t       M, 1]nW
  i or further particulars, prices ami terras, apply to any of tne un^er-
prowii Grants cuu be obtained direct "gned.
from iho Government tor ali lots iu ; ROBERT IRVING, Trustee, Broad Street, Victoria,
the town of New Denver.
, ,  H y, \ I * y (- KO FT, Colonist Building. Government Street, Victoria.
Ti:iJ:-                     i DOUGLAS & CO., 18B Cordova Street, Vancouver.
MADDEN    HOUSE,' GREEN, RICHARDSON & 0O��� 57 Jameson Building, Spokane.
HUGH madden, Prop'r. DAVID F. DOUGLAS, Resident Agent, Lardean.
Tut; Bab is supplied with tiik
Rest brands of wines,liquors ' '"������':.'
and cigars. ., . -'\.f . -,- i-ca
The accommodations of the Hotel are
. the best.
CENTRAL HOTEL J *] ,;'!l'";
Atlantic Express, -ii-rives 10.(1(1 daily.
ABRaiHAMSON BBOS., Prop's. iA-ido. ���> "      16.55    "
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��� ���^������a/xpwiitV*p.li-4ft&i.r>ti r':4  e^A^m
v \mr      0F.SIC
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Scientifio American
Agency tor
���    '    1:"',r  reliable apd safe ��� ,.���.���.���.,
,.,.,, ���   .,    i ,. r ,i OO^YRIOHTS,   etc.
:tsI chins I iilile, ifootl beds,   route to aloutieal, loronto, Bt. Paul,   taMamtMmanatieaTimmo'tiiMato
,-, a,    v..���!���   Vfirk   and    HiikIoti       Mim.** * CO., ��n niiiiiUi-.uv, Haw V'Hiir.
II        lorn    ,in'i    iiohioii. ojrtWtl,uri)na tor jcciiririL'intoiitHln Amorlea,
-',-,. 'IUI, .,.., thfW any Other ftfnRWManMbyaltmaithlbotpn
tlio (jKlJlu: t>y o la.'imo aji.-nn .'roo ol cbui|;i Ui tlio
Specially fitted Colonic Oare, in MUMlU  MMMM
BUS MEETS dLL L'RAINS AND   char-re of a Porter, for the a immo ; &������
L,,pi   i i||.|', .n ii i I.Vi'Wrtclir'.li,! i..a nf in,/ ��'ipr.U(1<i napfir In th��
.a LijA.iii.t. i. nation if rassengei   holding second ��orM. tpieiuiaiy iiumtm. n,, ii.TiiiKcat
rr   ./.n,VT.,, tiokel     I io   edto &i^Ji^Jfr��?Bffim
.  ik,   a,  LfcVYIii, I   ''r",!l  'll1   ��� :': WalMW"��.361 moaaw-ay,Wwgot*Bty,
Gia&t |owder &ej)t in stock at N$yf Denver an^
Catered I'or.
1,. Quick   !���           '/,   IftKl. I DV.Uh 1 ,
'u- bavmg then  a
,,, i    |
-.'.,.. Di.vi i.-u<h 4.1 rt   -     t'-nJl and reliableinformatioi   ;i   n        EPAII'S TO WAGONS E*0
lf applying to ' ���     ���   ,  ���   ���
iCleanlineas is nexl ;" godliuenB."
a \ ii
to be oj d Lhifl wook.
Gii i '���'-���
p^latatee PharE\ac^
a-hi, Qeti'l Freight Ag't, VnconTer
or to I. T. BREW8TEK,
Ag'l 0, P. II. Oepot, Eteveletoke.
Cleaned Repaired, Alt! r &
t\M put. iii goofl shape
��AM ���^^^^^HA!V^,r;1
f  DO1   !!.VI     '!',   HU
Kootenay Lako
L li M .. G R ���
rnuiy,li iii-' ilri-Hxr I   Sbiii(/I"H, IiulliH,
A'f'   ���. e't, SaMliPB,  I'd rs,
UJiimi, kc . niwa^B
in block,
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Furniture & Undertaking,
R.  H 0 W SON,
Has a large Stock of Household IVniture, Coffins, CasketjA
cmrouGSi cc.


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