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The Kootenay Star Jul 19, 1893

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No. 5.
Beeide whioh a so-called Circus recently iu the Provinoe ia a
Ridiculous Faroe.
our record of over half a centum' in ever? metropolis of
the gl0i1e a sufficient guarantee-
Europe and America's consolidated Tented Titan!
The most intensely interesting Exhibitions on the Globe.
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Miss Hannah Calmon, sister to lira.
Ed. J. Bourne, arrived from tho old
country last Friday night.
We aro pleased to Btate that Mrs.
Redgrave, wife of the sheriff, is vory
much belter since hor arrival in San
Tho Lust Chanco Mining Co, of Mo-
Cullogh Creok, Rig Demi, have made
application to the Gold Commissioner
for a 20 years' lease of their property.
If the grading of tho Revelstoke and
Arrow Lake Railway is pushed with as
muoh energy as clearing tbe right of
way there can be little doubt of the line
being working this fall.
Hull Bros, are sending a great number of cattle down liver to Nelsou nnd
Soyward to lill thoir contract with tbo
Nelson & Fort Shoppard const motors,
Mr. J. R. Hull was in town yesterday,
it is believed in connection with supplying bed for tbo workmen on tbe Revel-
stoke ife Arrow Lako Ry, construction,
Sheriff Redgrave held a sale of effects
here yesterday iu tbo case of Spokano
Commission Co. vs. E. ti. Wilson it Co.
for the sum of $137.70. Tbe sale realised
$105, whicli, witb money lying in court,
will meet the debt, but tbe sheriff's fees
are pretty heavy, the suit having been
tried two years ago, and tbe sheriff has
been put to great expense travelling.
Mr. A. Holdioh, our assayer, reports
a great increase of business dnring tbo
past fortnight, and lias bandied some
remarkably nob samples of gold quartz,
nickle-beariug rock and auriferous copper ore from Lardeau, Rig Rend and
other places tributary to Revelstoke.
All these recont discoveries are pood for
the district in genoral and our town in
particular, and the coming season will
oo doubt bring even bettor samples as
the country is more thoroughly explored,
Friday next, July 21st.
Down With High Prices Pop
Electric Belts.
$1.55, $2.65, $3.70 ; former prices $5, $7.
$10. Qualty remains the same���16 different styles; dry battery and acid belts
���mild or strong current. Less than half
the price of any other company and moro
home testimonials than all the rest together. Full list free. Mention this
gaper. W.T.BAER& CO, Windsor, Oat.
Unparalled in original conception of pre-eminent exclusive features,���Great
Double Circus, Monster Menagerie, Roman Hippodrome, Oceauio
Aquarium, and Congress of World's WoDclers,���All Nations'
Greatest Arenio Representatives selected to excel I
The very best Artists of America, Japan,
Europe and Arabia.���A Sumptuous Wonderland Festival.���A Rich, Rare
and Moral
A Century in advance of all contemporary Exhibitions!
Be on hand to see the Grand Free Spectacular Pageant.
One Tickot, for the usual price, admits to the Great Combined Shows,
One hour given in which to inspect the Menagerie and the
many Wonders
Previous to the Commencement of the Cirous and Hippodrome.
Doors open at 1 and 7 p.m.
W. A. Jowett has returned to Nelsou from a four months' visit to the
old country.
Are you preserving fruit this season f Gem Jars, all sizes, at H. N.
Messrs. O. k H. Lewis will supply
ioe cream in any quantity Saturday
afternoons daring the summer,
Two horses belonging to Mr. Lindquist and a oolt belonging to Mr. J.
Bourke were cut to pieoes ou the
track one night last week,
Sanger k Lent's is the only menagerie that ever arranged to travel ovor
the Canadian Paciflo between the
Coast and Winnipeg. Nothing on so
extensive a soale has ever beforo boen
soon between thoso planes.
A Dominion Day party assemblod
by invitation at tbo residouoe of Mr.
and Mrs. Ribbaob lust Wednesday
night uud a very pleasant time was
spent. Dancing, music, songs and
refreshments furnished onjoymont.
W. B. Pool o��m up from tho
Lardoau on Friday's boat. He has
bondod bis group of claims to Mr.
Kellie, ou behalf of uu America')
oyndloate for 860,000, but he is afraid
the fall in silver will induce llie syu-
dioitto to reconsider their offer.
Mr, F. Bourne, of Nakusp (Bourne
Bros,) is in town,
At the Sheriff's sate of the Kootenay Smelting Co.'s interest in tbe
Iievelstoke townsite st Donald Court
House last Saturday the amount of
tbe debt and costs (over 86,200) was
realised. Mr. Luxton, of Viotoria,
was tbe purobasor, it is presumed, on
behalf of the Smelter Co,
Mr. Butler, representing Everett
Smelting Co,, will arrive hero in a
day or two, and will prooeed at once
to tbe Lardeau. Tbis company has
bought tbe Great Northern, through
Mr. Blaokburn, the first instalment
of ��11,000 being paid over in Tront
Lake City yesterday. Tbe fall in
silver will havo a tendencey to confine tbe operations of tbo company to
Lardeau ores, which oarry a largo
percentage of gold,
A dance was held in Bourne's Hull
last Thursday right which was voted
to be the most enjoyable social event
held at tbe station since last winter.
There were about thirty ladios and
gontlemen present, being tlm gnosts
of Mis i Miller and Miss MoLean, to
Whom the thanks of nil who attended
nro due for their courteous and siie-
Oessflll management, ieo cream und
onkowns handed around at midnight
uud thc party bioku Up ut 2,80 a.m.
Mr. D. McGillivray has obtained tho
contract for tho construction of the Nakusp k Sloean Railway, and promises to
lj^.t, .ne twon';, bhido Mwecu Nakusp
and tho bead of Sloean r.���iCH ,-,, ,.,..,uii)g
order before snow flies. Five miles of
tho right of way is already cleared, nnd
there is no formidable obstacle to prevent. Mr. McGillivray from fulfilling his
promise. This means good business for
Nakusp and New Denver nil winter, He
is building a wharf aud warehouse at
Nakusp, and carpenters left here on
yesterday's boat for lhat purpose,
Mr. O. F. Blaokburn, of Seattle, arrived here on Saturday and loft for the
Lardeau next day. Ho expeoted to find
Messrs, Downs, Walker and Holden
here, as it bud been agreed to pay the
first instalment for tlie purohase of the
Great Northern ou the 16th of July, and
Mr. Blackburn hud a cheque for SO,000
in bis pocket, but the boys aro making
a trail from tho Silvei Cup to tho main
trail near Trout Luke, as they intend to
ship ore from that rich claim. The
cheque has changed hands by tbis time,
and Tom, Foto and Charley are no doubt
feeling " way up."
At Revelstoke County Court on Mon��
day, before Judge Spink, the case of
Cowau vs. Thomas, .J163.77 for lumber
supplied, was referral to tbo arbitration
of Messrs. M. David ami A. W. Mcintosh, Cowan vs. Ruth well, $288 JJ7
for lumber supplied���Judgment for tho
plaintiff, Cowan vs. KathweJl and Mo-
Dougal, garnishee, $21)9 37���Judgment
for plaintiff. Warring vs. Cadman, $47
instulmont due on purohase of house -
Judgment for plaintiff, The defendant
brought a counter-claim of $22 for work
dote, which was disallowed. Johnson
and Samson vs. Grfioly Creok Shiugle
Co., $1,700.1(1���Settled out of court. A
police vase of cuttle trespass, in which
A. McNi il sued CI. Turiirus for $00 for
dama; e to garden, was hum! by Judge
Spiuk, who appoiu'od Messrs. VV. J.
Law and S. Neeiilmm as arbitrators to
report to tbe registrar.
to business. Andy Craig, manager for
C. B. Hume & Co,, reports a steady in-
oreaso in his sides, uml sufficient goods
nre disposed of to keep thirty horses on
tho trail between the town and tho N.E.
Itis said thut $10,000 will bo spent
this summer in developing iho Abbott
claim (one of tho Hnbkins group).
The Wagner group has beeu bonded
by a Spokane syndicate for a good round
Mr. Crooket, partner of W. B, Pool,
was in town yesterday. Ho rcpoita most
favorably of the prosptots on the Fool
group. Three shafts bave beeu mink to
a depth of ten feet, and the result in
each was similar���tbe size and richness
of the lodo increased as depth was
reached, Tbe ledge is lli itct wide, and
tt set of samples from one of the bhults
showo.l an average of 80 per cent, lead,
$07.20 silver und 849.00 gold. Another
sot averaged thu sumo uniouut of silver
ami lead, but about $2 less gold. Tho
ledge aiso carries a small quantity of
free gold.
Tbe Lexington claim has been bonded
to Mr. Guy, ageut for Messrs. Bond,
Emerson k Co., of Seattle aud New
York. Mr. Guy visited the claim o few
weeks ago, but owing lo tbe depth of
snow was unable to find the outcrop.
Diggiug haphazard in the snow be
found a sii| orfioial deposit of iron ore,
beneath which he caniti across tlio original lead, four feet wide. The assays
show 03 oz. silver and 7 owt. gold.
Jack Stauber, who bns entirely recovered from his light with a grizzly
laat week, has been workiog on the
Ajax. He aays thu ore ia ull that could
be desired.
Messrs. Campbell Johnson, Ward uud
Jno. Hirsch mado un unusually rich find
a few duys buck near Gayuor's Creek.
The ore runs rich iu lead, copper and
silvor, Messrs. Savoy aud Carey have
staked two claims close by,
A, H. Harrison, our assayer, and E,
Barohard went out to-day for a short
holiday in Revelstoke.
Four prospectors who have just come
in from Duncan lliver report that the
Golden Eagle oluim is anything but u
suocess, Thoy all say the Trent Lake
district is worth a score of the Duuean.
Andy Craig has some magnificent bear
skins, the original possessors of which
wore shot at the lower end of tbo lake.
Andy is also a successful aud enthnsiui.-
a.'o    fclu'.cri.K.U,   "jilt, fluting    llj.,1.   I   UJl.,T
be taken for a disciple of Ananias, 1
will refrain from giving tho weights of
tho monsters of the deep which have
succumbed to his prowess,
A gigantic white bear has boon seou
and shot nt by several persons lately,
The uncanny brute appears to frequent
the range in the vicinity of Lime Creek.
Some stoutly maintain that it is oue of
tho polar persuasion, whilo others say it
is an albino silvertip,
A petition is in circulation praying
for tho appointment of J, O, Piper, of
tho Transpontine ward, to be justice of
the pence, pending which certain order-
loving oitizeus have formed themselvqs
into a vigilance committee. Their first
notice may be seen outside Hume's (tore
headed by au rosthetio looking sketch of
a genth man rcposefully depending from
the limb of a tree.
Messrs. T. Dowus, P. M. Walker aud
C. Holton will commence shipping ore
from the Silvor Cup as soon as they
have put. tbo trail in order. The vein is
lill inches wido, solid, and exceedingly
rial), samples assaying from 400 oz. to
2,000 oz. silver per ton.
Tho fruit trees planted out this spring
nro all doing well and seem to be entirely suited as to soil and climate. Potatoes, radishes and othor roots aro surprisingly forward,
It is hoped that a post ollico will be
established here next month. Meanwhile many and grievous are tho complaints abont. letters and newspapers
delayed and Inst on the way.
The trail between hero and Thomson's
Landing needs systematic and oonstaut
attention, otherwise it will soon degenerate info a hopeless mud-puddle,
Wm. Thompson's hotel is rapidly approaching completion, and the Maison
Bourke wiil be open ior the reception of
guests in a few duys.
healed. The number of resident adults
is barely enough to make nue snch event
a success. It ii n great pity peoi le ars
so foolish, bnt 1 suppose it is the rnle
iu small towus foi a select few In oLce
themselves (in iheir own estimation)
nbovo tbeir neighbors. If what I hear
is Irue th" milio Ihiug prevails ut lieu 1-
stoke to u greater extent even than b< re.
Au ussemblj ti i;k place in tho parlors of
tbo Madden Hi.use last Friday evening,
Everybody enjoyed themselves, and the
little god Cupid must have been present,
us a ceriaiu fashionable man of fantastic
fame was completely overcome by the
charms of n certain fair lady.
Among thu arrivals tbis week are Mrs,
E. J, Bourne, Rovelstoke; Mr.-. Marlin,
New Westminster, ami Miss McKinuun,
In honor of liieso ladies a basket picnio
is to be beli! in a beautiful .jrove about
two miles down the lake, where the sad-
eyed deer come down to drink and tho
jack rabbits play badu and Beck in tho
grass; glades,
Dau McGillivray has been here and
returned to Revelstoke. He says it wiil
be known within the next ten days
whether the Nakusp k Slocau Railway
will be built tbis year or not, but be
adds that everything is favorable lor the
commencement of the work at once.
Dau Diino left town last week with a
gang of men to work on the Revi Istoke
k Arrow Lake branch. Getting $10,000
didn't ghe Dun a swelled head, but
rather enabled hioa tu put iu a teLder
for tho Nakusp ,t Slocau Railway.
Mr. Green wood and a purty of meu have
arrived here for the construction of the
telegraph line, uud work will commence
at once, oiie gang working north tu
Revelstoke, the oiher south-east tu New
Denver uud Kaslo.
Titoox Lake (Jin, July 8i.li.
Capitalists aud representatives of capital arrive duily, und their eagerness to
bond the olaims they visit is the bost
uud most reliable expression of opinion
as to tho value of the properties so secured. Prospectors are starting out for
the mountains daily, and the soeno
around onr new stoic is a busy one as
tbey puck thoir supplies in tbeir blankets and shouldering tbem march off,
singly and in pairs, bnt a great number
of touts are still to bo seen under tho
big trees on tbe outskirts of the town.
Several preemptions bave recently
been taken up iu the beautiful valley
which stretches from Trout Lake to
Summit Lake (six miles from tbe North
East Arm) and contains somo of tbe
richest soil in the district.
Mr. A. Cassel has been up to soo the
Livingstone group of claims on fish
Oreek, Ilo bus bonded the Suowshou,
Silver Qneon and othei claims on behalf of the .'.leniu Gristo Mining Oo.
As might have been expeoted tho lino
weather has given u powerful stimulus
Nakdhp, July 12t
Wo aro having a continual stream of
transient guests and many permanent
onus, ull of whom arc delighted with
the beauty of our situation und surroundings, saying it is the most beautiful spot, tbey have yot met with iu this
country of sublime scenery. The tranquil buy and shingly boaoh form the
two great requisites of an ideal watering
place, while tbo dizzy peaks in the back
ground, with their crowns of cleri al
snow, make up u picture of sublimity
not to bo mot with ovory day.
Four gentlemen from Cincinnati, O,,
members ol the White Mining Co., at
present operating some Slocau cluims,
were here several days fitting out for a
hunting expedition, They lmvo left for
tbo southern eud of Sloean Lako, which
is becoming known r.t it hunters' paradise, and will lure a guido and eook tit
Now Denver, After six weeks' iuinti
thoy will liiru their attention to th r
miuiug propel i   .
Onthaovoning of Dominion Day two
Hooiul ovonti I ' I i shoi ing thai
lho brouoh in Naltu \> suoiety is still uu>
[fko'i bun own cohres?DjVD��nt.J
New De.nveii, July I2tb.
Now Denver celebrated tiie Fourth of
July in great style. On itucount ol tbe
big celebration in Nelson on the First
ii was decided that our sports should bo
held on the Fourth, so as to give Nelson
people au opportunity oi attending,
Between 700 and 800 persons wero
present, uud a must ehjoyobTp day was
bpeul, ibe only urawl.uek being an uncomfortable dust raised by a stui hreezo
during the afternoon, The spoils commenced wiih a shooting mated for a
valuable rei-** off��*aiii by Bourne liros.,
the winner makiug 20 out of u possible
2D. Then followed jumping, running,
sack-racing aud other contests, the most
exciting being the obstacle race. The
tug-of-war wns Bttibburuly contested,
and the day's proceedings were fittingly
wound up by a ball given by the New
Denver Quadrille Club,
A fiuo body uf ore bus recently been
struck on the Idaho mine, and siuco
then about ten tons ol it has been sacked
and will be shipped ut once, The cuu-
traot for packing has been bt; so it
seems the owners of this mine are oot
afraid of iho low price of silver.
This subjeel is, of course, the chief
topic of conversation, ana all are most
anxious for a favorable termination of
the crisis,
Tbo Slocau Prospector made its appearance yesterday, and n very creditable nppcnrniice, too. May it prosper.
Somo fifty ucres of the McGillivray
laud adjoining ihe Government townsite
having been cleared, tho owners vester-
day held au auotion sale, nt which over
100 lots wero disposed of at prices
ranging from $00 to ��275, amounting in
tho aggregate to over $10,000. It is
proposed to hold another auotion in
about a month, when it is must likely
the upset price will bo raised,
Every visitor to the towu is euthnsias*-
lie over ils beautiful site aud natural
advantages as the oentre of the miniug
district, uud now that therp is moro
muni for it to prow a great increase iu
its population i- looked tor.
Tbo Minnesota Capitalists who havo
taken Silverton iu band nre building.a
trail from Hint placo to New Del ver,
whicli will be of great convenience to
pedestraius, Ibe only couiniuijicutien at
present being by bn ,t.
Thu new hole., beiug built by (i, thing
k Henderson, 0. Alwin and S. Wharton
will soon be ready for business, Another
hotel is being commenced adjoining
Dolaney k Fletcher's.
Tho mining rocorder, Alex. Sproat,
has left for a well earned holiday. Mr,
0, G. Dennis is iu charge during his
Sto.tn.or "W. HUNTER,"
(i   L. EsUdHV... ���, i'natgr.
Until further notice will leave \kw
Dbnveh Mondays, Wednesdays and Snt-
ardnys at 1 p.m. for lit vn -r Lakh.
Tuesditye, 1'huredays and Fridays leave
New Dknveh for Pom* Milk Cm at 0
a.m. Returning, leaves New Denver at
7 a.in. for Head or Lake.
Leaves Head of Lake overy eveuing
(Sunday excepted) for New Denver at.
f> p.m.
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NELSON, B.C. ��  I     IULJIj    J.   I
The sei.on rolls on with Fashion tied to
its wheels. Society is on its treadmill once
more, hard at work and calling it pleasure,
To yonng Lady Vavasour, courted and
admired as she ib, the lifo seems to have
grown ineffably wearisome, All around hor
now is gorgeous, re'tiess, insatiable. She
plays herown part amidst it all, and finds
an endless monotony about it. Tiie glare,
the lever, the unrest, oppress ber with a
vague wonder and na inward contempt for
those who live in it and for it alone, anil
misname the craving tor false excitement-
Siie Iras *,een very little of her husband
this season. He has ids own engagements
and occupations--she hers, Lauraine feels
often very lonely and very sad. The total
want of sympathy between Sir Francis nml
herself becomes more anil more apparent,
and she knows very well that among all
her host uf fashionable acquaintances there
is not imii whom she can really count as a
frien I���oxcept, perhaps, .Mrs, Bradshaw B,
Of hue a strange fear has come to her���
one she hardly dares breathe to herself, It
Is oonneoted with Koith Athelstone,
Sho has h��en trying to make herself believe that that youthful episode is quite forgotten | that her marriage has put it out
of his head; that bis plainly-shown preference for her society is only the outcome of
past association, He lias said no word tn
undeceive her; but then words are perhaps
the least dangerous of the shafts of warfare in Love's armoury, A look, a sigh, a
broken sentence���these often convey more
than any set form of speech, and between
Keith ,iu.l Lauraine is a subtle comprehension that makes them utterly independent
of words, A look across a crowded room,
a smile at some witticism caught hy their
ears when in the midst of some brilliant
circle, a glance as some words of a song, or
tender strain oi music, '.ouch some memory
in their hearts, or awake a thrill of pain or
pleasure���these are enough to draw them
together hy the imperceptible links
of a common sympathy. But in it all
Lauraine suspects no danger. It seems to
her that they are so utterly divided, it is
impossible Keith can forget that fact.
Perhaps he does forget it, hut not in the
way ihe imagines,
The Lady Etwynde is holding a reception. It is not purely lesthetic this time,
and "yearning" is not an item of thc programme. Literary people, dramatic people,
artistic people, musical people���a strange
'..nil somewhat odd-looking throng���crowd
the "sad green" rooms, whicli arc all
thrown open en suite, and where tho
"tierce beauty" oi the sunflower may be
seer, in all its glory this warm summer
Dissimilar us they seem, yet Lauraine
and Lady Etwynde are very good friends.
Lauraine lias discovered how much good
sense, cleverness, and cordial feeling live
beneath that mask of eccentricity which
the fair .esthete shows to tlie outer world,
ami she finds her entertainments far more
amusing than many of the others sho at
tends, whicli are simply repetitions of each
Io-night Lauraine comes alone, Sir Fran-
els having cleoliiied to lie present it  what
he terms  "such  d d humbug."   It is
nearly midnight when she arrives, and the
rooms arc crowded. She sees the La.ly
Etwynde attired in a fearful and wonderful
gown, witli skirts more clinging, and pnfTs
moii' voluminous, and hair more "tousled'
than ever, in 1 in her hand is a fan of pea-
jock's feathers, which she from nine to time
wives slowly and gracefully to and fr i,
Even all her enemies nml detractors can-
notdenythat the Lady Etwynde is essentially beautiful and graceful,   Her every
movement and attitude area study: her
soft,   clinging  drap ri -   Hoai    ui 1 sw iy
to her rhythmic motions in a way I i il     it
once the envy and i< spai   .1    et    lita
.oil .i luiirers.   To see her walk  lore
room is i   real    i poem     -   er   liscip
say, ami ��� uintless h iv i     en th
inspire 1 by her d ling - .
V-1 iiiraine gr ets her, Keith Atheist h e
ipproach. i.   ihe had n it ixpo iti
him there,   ,n 1 a little   lush  il  pi isare
rises to hei fa ���
The Lad    :'    ,nd     oks at
grave, s fl   : -.  Hida
der on her face,    lhe has h ar 1 so   i of i
buzzing from S    oty's wings,
boginnii ��� dso to nol
lie-- fn! "La
"I have a greati
slow, sol
Ufieri has promised to si
" I iiiM- heard
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:    >'.,.      ���   a      ��t
"He is the i ���     ..
tli    i tag
Etwynde,   "To hear hi
:s   , m-   ' ���.
i going
ute l ���
" V i'i   ire   .
ith A
i i n g a t  i      D       is bn
not miss a
i ������ ��� ���  -     illy,      I think I w
ng now.   1
Lanrain     [ len
Keith offers   Is a
le   ..-i .���. ��������� i    ��� .��� ��� i     .     ui
I    t, ���'   ���  looks   e !���' " I   ino i ;li   to be
"yearning " ifter thi uitial goo 1' if
.:'-    rhen   ihe  Heats o
.  . i i.i ilon, an I Koitl	
follow in  illenc .   Sol i irn  h 11 Lam dn
! lokc I so lovo    is sho d |ht,   il r
Iross i    -; I   i palest pri iado, ami
ol ���|i\' ". -uititoly io(l texture nl i
f 1   Oil   .:>��� ���'���' ��� i     , whi h    Ir i, ��� :   It
.ti ioi il, i lingin [folds a hod land -
of this sh iwsamMi nf orcam
Some ' lloiro ie Dijon rosea n stln tl ior
b Willi, md ifewm iro i ir leiislyintdrmlngli d
with miideiihaar fern, in I knottc I nitothoi
by long frails ol primrose nl i ire I ribbon,
are held iu her hand. Her hair i vitli ml
oiiomini, and tho beautiful throal ind
neck arounmarrod hyany jewels, and [loam
white as marble fr nu n il ol the shromlliig
laei t ������' Lho t |tiaro>otil bodice,
K ith Atholstouo'l henrl gives one  real
painful throb as hc moves on by her side.
Ho thinks he has never seen her look so
exquisite, so dangerously attraotivo, as tonight.
" Sir Francis not coming!" he says carelessly, aud from his voice no one would
suipect tho feelings at work within his
| breast.
"Xo," says Lauraine. "He doesn't like
:ctheticism, you know."
"They are not in such strong force tonight," says Keith, glancing round to
see to whom Lauraine lias just bowed.
" Still a good many planted about, I tliink.
It's the men gotover me. Did you ever sec |
suoh guys?"
"Can't Lady Etwynde convert you'!"
asks Lauraine smiling a little,
"To make myself up in that fashion-
no, thank you. Besides, Nature hasn't
given me tho class of features necessary,
and I don't suppose even a prolonged course
of starvation would reduce ine to such
skiiminess in the matter of legs and arms J
as those ' yearners' can boast of."
" Xo : it would lake n mod time to make
you thin, I imagine," Lauraine answers,
with an involuntary glance at the splendid
proportions of hor old playmate, ".So
much the better. All men Bhould be tall
and well-made, I think, Nature should
establish it as a rule."
" And all women beautiful, of course :"
"Beauty is not tlie only attraction a Woman need possess," Lauraine says, thought,
fully, "I remember hearing someone remark once that the most beautiful women
might win the greatest amount of admiration, but not the greatest love."
"Thero is a class of beauty that can command both. Of course, there are women
who are eaten up with the vanity and satisfaction of their own charms. To my thinking, no amount of personal loveliness could
compensate for lad temper, ignorance, or
" I think so too," Lauraine answers meeting a sudden glance of the blue eyes, and
colouring faintly beneath the warm admiration they speak.   "Butas a rule, mon go
oi nie ijutiiui om garncn. ,->ne ieeis uis-
turhed, perplexed, hut almost happy. She
has not noticed where he is taking her;
only thc breath of thee id night air is on
her brow, aud her eyes dark and passionate
as his own, gaze up at tlie tranquil lustre
of the stars.
Under the trees they stand, and face one
another at last.
He sees only a slender white figure, with
the moon shedding its silver rays around
it, ami two quivering lips that pari as if lo
speak. With a sudden ungovernable impulse he draws her to liis breast, and on the
trembling mouth spends the pent-passion of
his heart in one long kiss.
IT is."
For a moment���oue mad moment���Lauraine forgets all else save lhat she loves.
Then she snatches herself away from those
lioi'ce-clasping arms and starts back covering her crimson cheeks with her hands,
while at her feet the cluster of roses tails,
ami lies unheeded.
"Oli, Keith !" sho sobs, terrified ami dismayed.
Ile recoils as if a blow had struck him.
llis eyes-bad blue eyes, indeed, now���burn
witli eager Jight. A thousand mad, wild
words rush to his lips, but he does not
speak I hem. He Is striving for an instant's
Belf ���command,
" Forgive me," he says suddenly, " I���I
forgot, Vou used i,o let me kits you in the
old days, you know."
" The old days," sho says, an.,1 her hands
drop, and wdiite and sail she stands before
him, looking back at his faoe with agonised
eyes. " I thought you had forgotten them
long ago |"
" Since your wedding-day, you mean ?"
hc siiys, bitterly. " Xo, Lauraine���I do
not forget easily, and you are not the sort
of woman a man can forget. Heaven
knows, I tried hard enough. I did everything in my power to drive you out of my
1 "  1 those twelve months after your mar
ma.l alter a beautiful face, and don't trouble,
i themselves  about anything else beneath
" T should never do that," Keith remarks
quietly.    "I like a woman for wnat is in
her���not for the fact of straight features,
and fair complexion, and good eyes."
I    " Vou are hard to please," Lauraine re-
, marks, glancing dowu at her llowers.
He makes her no answer whatever,
j    There is a sudden hush now in the crowd-
I ed rooms���a silence of expectation.    Keith
linds a scat for Lauraine on a low ol toman
near oue of the windows, and stands there
beside her.    The moon is shining clear ami
brilliant in the sky above, and streams ovor
i the   ipiaint ilower-beds and trees in the
garden.   The sweet sultry summer right is
full of beauty am! fragrance���it acts like a
I spell on the warm, imaginative tempera-
: ment and ardent fancy ot the young man.
Across   tlie   silence  a  chord   of music
breaks.    Witli his eyes still fixed on the
garden and the sky, Keith Athelstone waits
and listens.
I    The voice ofthe great singer thrills across
the rooms in that most exquisite of strains
j which Faust utiers to his love.    Lauraine's
heart grows chili for a moment, then leaps ] oyeMresh7n7viV7d as7 itTad beon but
, up and boats with a sudden vivid emotion i yeaterday,   She kmm s,|e |ms cnmmitted
and liohls Her j a fala| errori |,ut it is foo ,���,������ i������v t0 ,.ectuy
ly k'p.it.h "��~��.I"Sagain.
ringe. A nice black year that is to look
back upon, Lam nine ; and you gave it to
" Oh hush I" she says, cntreatingly; "you
have no right to speak like this now, and I
have no right to listen.''
" XTo right," ho says, and all the rich, full
music of his voice has g''owu hoarse mid
harsh witli strong emotion. " I have a right
���every right. The right of loving you with
the truest, foudest love man ever gave to
woman. I never meant to meet you again
���I never sought you; but Fate threw you
in my way in Home, anil after all thoso
weary months I���I could not help being gla I
of it. You���of course it wis nothing to you:
it never will ba���you are so cold ; you never
cared for me as I for you, and now���oh,
Cod���it you only knew how I love you I"
Lauraine shivers from head to foot. It is
not his words, his reproaches, that lill her
with so strange a dread���it is herself. She
knows that she loves him as intensely and
as uselessly as he loves her, and that before
their two lives now stretches a broad black
guli that they cannot cro.^s or evade.
"-.he is quite speechless. The awful ordeal
of that wedding day comes hack before her
tli.it fills her veins like tire
apoll l..,,,.. I ... i.l-e end.
In that moment it seems to her as if some
' revelation hid come of all she has missed in
I life.   The passionate music finds its way to
| her very .soul, and holds iu suspense life,
thought, memory,
There i- a AU��� a piiue, and then a torrent of acclamation fills the dr. The charm
is snapped.
The hands tbat hold the roses tremble
visibly. 3 -.'- there n '. is -dent, and
does not look up at tho fa ie ah .ve her for
answering sympathy, la luseof the strange
be- i .:.: stasy he may real up in her
El , despite thi  lowm isl   j es,
i .      , and his own heart grows
" I think you have spoilt my whole life,"
he says. " Thought drives me mad, or to
distractions that are ruinous to body and
soul. I feel as if 1 cannot bear to live as I
do. Why," he continues, passionately, "do
you know, I never stand alone on a moonlight niglit, or look at any beauty in nature
or in art, or see the stars shining in the summer sky, but 1 long and long till longing
drives me desperate for Just your presence
beside me, your voice on my ear.
I never hear a strain of music that'
touches my soul but I long to
turn to you tor answering sympathy. I am
youne and rich, anil havoliic and the world
 .     , before me, and yet there is no single thing
���aptu    is wil    i sudden  lelight, md    iii   I can onjoy with any resl heart-wdiole en
���   ' ��� i dread, joytr.ent now.
fresh   ipplaus - - fresh   intre iti
ind then     i great
seats himaelf a     Ite j id poui
.   .. tchlea   melo ly oi :,is  voice
11 ,
,���    '
silence before now, and
'ii UU
There is always tlie one want
thai drives me desperate���the one craving
for you '"
Lauraine listens to the torrent of his
W rds, and all her soul seems rent and
shaken. In tho old days, the old boy ami
girl  days together,  she had never loved
litli Athelstone as Bhe loyes him now.and
that thought terrifies her with a sense of
ler e.vn wickedness and an awful dread of
the ir leal before her.
��� , -ai aoiry���so sorry,"khe says, trcmu-
loaaly. " 1 did hope you had got over it���
.:    irgotten "
- ��� tton " i i   rrupti Keith, bitterly.
'��� I     i .   e : thai :������<���   WO'tlCll."
'1 'i v i   ' link 1 forgot!" she cries,Hash-
.' I .ii.:l upon   him '.villi sudden, tempos-
inger,   ''I ib i not.   My  marriage
������������ ���   n . ������������ i   foi   id up ,u m- by my moth-
in,    Why do you say
'  to me no ���������    \m I not wretch-
1      '      ireakainto a Mul i ib, ml all
I  i sign ol grief from hor.
Vn    ..:.'.' ' ho ��� h's,   softly,
not ] ill   i ��''"' ihed
: ���. lell iway from
,'in did,    I think
i ������ in    ' .'.'���  i ippy momont
IDG    .11*'    Is it
"I   lon't know ,,��� , .. ry wi oily.
.,; il pity nu���boo
io '   '������ entroaU,
���        ���,     ��� ��� .". i to tha young,
.,  ir i,      ipi [��'      before   hor,
link   ! on i stone ;
I i feeIi
i i little lorry," ho
.'.'��� II, that i    	
onsolatlon, But Fean'i live on that, I wanl
���         ���''! I   .    "o.hiw badly you
ipen.fl.an neformj alf, Cul  I
��� ���     ,',..,,    told me ,
Lheir ayaa   Iroop.      il  �� , ',      ���
moment or two pas      i    Thon
ion     '     par lo Laii    i   i   ir
��� iway fr this irowd i   tis si
,   ' spoilt all ol
Without        ���   Oi   rises md takes
tm     hi lm ���   .- ������!" io a die ��� :i      us
fooling*    ill     ll '    lulled     to   a.    strangr
,   ��� ��� ������ .'.i.i.'    md then hoi
In ni   tin .  dreamy   rnptui
Ql    '.",.
Tli ��� n - ���   if 'ii il  pm'" I  a 'I .ly   i
,i   - nn '. i iround tho iloudi r,
old    hi   oloHoly to
tand   " id vn, -l-i vn, Into her
I passion if 111' impulsive nature l.iirnin < In lm own,   A ��� die
rni "i' lhal look the hlooil dies liko llame
tl   iug ' loins     "" feels osonp i is mi-
" Don't ink mn," ihe whispers, faintly.
IL; look ie". "t changes.   " Answ ir mo,"
!.���  lays,
lb i        link boforo that gaze, m I all
������ ies -i love you, sue says, witn sudden desperation. "It is no new thing to
1*11 you���Heaven forgive nie for saying it !
fs my shame complete���is there any other
confession you wish to force from me?"
Itis arms release her as suddenly as they
had clasped her.
"No," he says. "Do uot speak so bitterly. 1 am a brute I know : but I was always
a bad fellow, according to your mother,
After all, it is a poor satisfaction to know
we arc both in tho same boat. It makes
my pain no less tokuow you share it. Well,
1 suppose I have about done for myself
now. I may go galloping to the downward
road as fast us I like, I have insulted you,
and I have made an utter fool of myself.
I'd givo a great deal not to have done it,
but it's too late to say that now. IVill
you ever forgive me, Lorry ?"
The old pet-name of their childish days
slips out unconsciously. It moves Lauraine
almost to tears. How sad, how changed,
how unutterably dreary is life now I
" I have little to forgive," she says, unsteadily. "I share your fault. Only-
only "
" Hush I" unsays, with sudden fierceness,
" I know whal you are going to say, My
folly has shut mo out from the only
happiness I have, llow cruel a good woman can be."
" It ia not cruelty���it, is safety," murmurs Lauraine, with faltering voice. "How
can we meet, aud face each other in the
world knowing what we know? Friendship
between us is impossible���you have mado
it so���and there can he���nothing moro."
"I would rather die then lose you," flays
Keith, passionately. " If you were happy
it would be different; hut yon are not, and
youi husband is a blackguard, and half
Loudon knows il���oven yoar precious
mother, It was had enough to stand asido
and see you sold to him, as you wero ; hut
it was nothing to what it is now���now,
when 1 know you are not even happy, Oh,
Lauraine, Ood knows I would have mado
you that, if it lay in any mortal's power I"
The hot colour comes into the beautiful,
pale face on which his eyes are fixed, Sbo
holds out her hands entreatingly.
"Say no more���it can do no good.
Whatever his faults are, I am his wife.
Nothing can alter that!"
"Something can," is trembling on Keith's
lips, but he does not utter it. Lauraine is
not a woman to be trilled with, and ho dares
not breathe a word that would insult her
dignity. All that is boiling in his heart he
dares not even think. He knows the purity
of her soul and life, and from that pedestal
he cannot drag her down to listen to the
baser tempting:! that he might have whispered to another woman,
For a moment they stand silently there.
At last Keith speaks. "I never meant to
say such words to you again. 1 don't know
what drove mo mad to-night, The iiusic,
and that song, and your look combined.
Oh ! Lauraine, you can't love as I do, or
you would not, scruple to take happiness
while il, lay in your power. Life is so short,
except for those who arc miserable, and iu
all our lives wo shall only drag on a wretch-
half-and-half existence. I know you
are the one woman in the world for me,
and I have lost you."
" Vou may forget���in���time," falters
Lauraine, her lips growing white at the
pain of that thought, her whole soul wrung
with the unutterable anguish of this coming
parting. "Vou are very young, Keith,
Slid have tlio worm oeroro you."
"The world is not you," he answers,
looking down from his tall height on thc
pale, sad face he loves so madly. " It is
all nothingness and emptiness to me now.
lint you won't be too cruel to me, Lorry���
you won't visit the sins of this evening too
hardly on my head. Don't tell me we arc
never to meet or see each other. I can't
live without a sight of you sometimes, and
if you will duly say you forgive mo I promise uot to offend in the same way again. 1
have keptsilence all these months���Icando
it again, and "
" Oh, Keith, don't tempt me like this,"
she entreats, sorrowfully. " You know���
you must know���that if we love each other
we cannot, bc ' only' friends. It is not safe
for either of us."
"I shall not run away from you as if I
were afraid," lie says, doggedly. " I do
not care to live a day if i don't sec you.
Can't you trust me ? can't you believe my
word '.' To-night shall be buried and forgotten unless���well, unless sonic happier fate
awaits ua in the future. We can bc as wc
were, surely,   There is no harm in that ?'
No harm in that ?
Lauraine echoes tho words in her heart.
No harm���and with the memory of this
seeno in both their hearts, the thought of
tint passionate embrace, thrilling evory
pulse, the capture of one mad moment ever
at hand to repeat its tempting. No harm
iu it !
A spasm of pain crosses her face.
" Your own sense, your own feelings,
ought to tell yon that such a course is full
of harm," she says, faintly. " lint, of
course, I have no power to banish you.
You accuse me of blighting your life, and I
deserve tho renroach. I should have been
firmer���truer ; but I did not think your
love was ao faithful, and in one weak moment 1 yielded to my mother's persuasions,
The harm is done past, all undoing, and ���
and now you wish to increase my unliiip-
" I wdsh lo bo near you���to seo ynu some-
tiinos ; that Is all. Is it a groat deal to
ask, considering what I have suffered at
your hands?"
I.on-line knows il is only paltering with
ii um'ii um���only heaping up fresh misery
foi herself and him in time to onmo, but
Still sho hesitates; she is only a woman,
all'i .hr hives.
"Alas ! lhat instant's hesiiation undoes
all the belter resolves she has beon Striving
to make. A window iH thrown open--
voicos sound there coinei an echo of footsteps   they lire alone 110 longer.
Koitli bonds ovor hor impulsively. "Say
ono    word,    Lauraine���only    one.     Say
'  ' '.'���''!"
She draws her breath short and quick-
Ills hand is ou her own-she feels Its strong,
.'. ,i in [ lessure, and all her good resolutions
Ily away. Nothing seems in her heart but
on.- aching, passionate  longing for  liis
ij    onco  -Ins vi ,   Her face pales to the
whltcno ! of death, but to his ear steals
the word he has asked for���a whisper that
Bonis Iheir fate to-night -a whisper for
which the fill iue holds its own Nemesis of
dread and of despair.
" Stay I" she snys, and 'ley pass out of
ihe silver radlanoe of the night as they entered It���together,
Itisonnocbanlcnl   iuistnucc to (be Tug
uli.Kl.raiml.i ilii.sr,
Mr. (!. II. Brigg, a stockily built i'lig-
lishniiiii, Bat at a table loaded with diagrams in a New York hotel the other night
and chatted most entertainingly about
what ho saiil wiu a newly discovered mechanical principle of arranging the harness
of a draught horse that would bring about
a scientific revolution in tho drawing of
loaded vehicles of all kinds. Mr. Brigg
said that the present system of harnessing
draught horses was not only scientifically
wrong, but cruel lo horses as woll. Thc
change he proposes is to harness the animal
so that wheu going up a hill with a heavy
load that load shall be so arranged that a
portion of it woll bear on the horse's back
and not all in the wagon that is hitched
tn him.
Engineer lirigg said that the scientific
truth of this principle was proven by Chief
Shaw of the London Fire Department in an
interesting oxporimonti The horse drew a
wagon coutainiug 2,000 weight of sand in
bogs. The animal was uu ible to budge the
wagon when it got to thc bottom of a steep
hill, which it tried toascend. Two bagsot
the sand were taken out of the wagon and
laid on the horse's back, and the animal
went up the hill without any dillieiilty, al-
though carrying exactly iho same load.
Mr. lirigg devised a shaft of steel which
is so arranged, by a spring fastened to the
axle,that when the wagon is on a level road
the shaft, pulls upward,tightening the belly
band nnd partly supporting the noiso, lie
is also relieved entirely of the weight of the
shaft thereby. As soon as ajhill is reached
the belly band slackens and the pressure is
brought to hear on the horse's back, thus
distributing tho load muoh the same as was
done in Capt. Shaw's experiment with the
sand bags in the wagon. The scientific explanation of this, Engineer lirigg said, was
that a horse's power to thrust its body forward and exett draught power depended
upon the amount of friction between its
feet and the ground, and this power Was
regulated hy the weight depending on the
horse's feet. Iiy throwing the weight of
the load ou tlle back of tho animal this
friction between his feel and the roadbed
was increased and his locomolive aud
draught power enhanced.
Engineer Brigg narrated au astonishing
experiment thai he snid he tried beforo
many witnesses in Bradford. Ho got an
employee of the Croat Northern Railway,
who had had both legs cut oil'by a railway
accident, as his subject, This man had two
cork legs, and could only walk with the
greatest dilliculty with the aid of crutches.
Mr. lirigg hitched the cripple in the shafts
of his new-fangled wagon and loaded it
with 300 pound's weight. The man himself
weighed about 150 pounds, lie took his
crutches from him when ho was harnessed
in the shafts, and told him to walk. To
his own great amazement and tho astonishment of the spectators the cripple walked
along, dragging the loaded wagon with
more oiso than hc moved in his crutches.
He had succeeded in carrying or moving
three times his OWU weight.
Bi3!Mrck as a Life Saver.
Once, when Bismarck was a cavalry olfi-
cor, he was standing with some other ollicers on a bridge over a lake. As ho was
about to give an order, his groom. Ilihlo-
iir.unl, ,-n.lo .ine ot the horses to water closo
by the bridge. Suddenly the horse lost looting and Hildebriind, clinging to the animal,
disappeared with it in lhe water. Before
the nthe: ollicers could collect their senses,
Bismarck had thrown oil' his sword and his
uniform and had thrown himself in t'.io
lake to savo his sorvaut. Iiy great ��,od
fortune he seized him, hut the man /.ing
so closely in his death i.��ouy that hc hail
to dive before he could loose himself from
him. Bismarck roio to the surfsoo, raising
his servant with him, and brought him salo
to land in nn unconscious condition. 1'ht
noxt day the servant was as well ever,
But the little town that had witnessed tiu
brave rescue was in great commotion, They
patitioned thc superintendent, who obtained for the young ollicer thc medallion " for
rescue from danger." And now ou great occasions, the well-known Prussian safety
iiiediil may be seen beside the proudest stars
in Christendom on the breast of the fan-
ous creator of united Cermauy. Bismarck,
it is said, is prouder of his first medal than
of all the rest put together. Ono day in the
plentitiide of Bismarck's power a noble
minister approached thc premier and, with
a tinge of satire, asked him the meaning of
this modest decoration, Heat once replied:
"I'm in tho habit sometimes of saving lifo."
The diplomatist lowered his eye3 beforo
the reproving look which accompanied Bismarck slightly spoken words.���[Nashville
Expulsion of Jowj from Poland-
Tho Riisso-Jcwish Committee in London,
of which Sir Julian Goldsmid, M.P., is
chairman, have received information that
the Jews nf Poland, who have hitherto
been free to settle where they liked, are
beiug expelled from the Polish villages and
driven into the towns. Tho orders issued
by the Russian authorities were peremptory
in lone, and in some cases allow only ;i fortnight's interval for removal of families,
some of these expelled Polish dews aro
now passing through Loudon en route to
America and the Capo, They are Baid to
Ic mostly well educated, and in many
cases possessed ol consiiloiable sums of
Sixty thousand people in Ireland spoak
Irish only.
News from I he whalers in tho Antarctic
Seas on Feb. 17 was that up to that time
the whaling had proved a failnro with all
Ihe ships that made the venture, There
were plenty of whales of the tinner and
humpback kinds, but none of tho f! rcenlaud
kind, Grampuses were too plentiful, Seals
were very numerous, and there were also
plenty of sea lions. Some icebergs of enormous size woro seen | one was fifty miles
long, and several were from fifteen to twenty-
Russian Jews have settled in South Africa, especially in the division of the Oudt.
shoon, in large numbers, and according to
the Capo Argus, are among the most prosperous colonists. They huve become naturalized and have acquired land, and. from
the tenor of the Argus's remarks, written in
relation to a report that furthef detachments of these p'-'.ple were to be rent there
it would seem they are desirable Immij'raDt.lp
ami more will kt welcomed.
/ Faosd A Storm of Bullets to Save Her
An nelilenl of llie Siege nr I'rolnriti-
iiin, Hr*. ition, u'a lira very Ualnccl (lie
Itespoel ami Ailmlrulioii ul' l.uirli
The " Uliindi" was two days out from
Durban, A fresh wind was blowing, and
the sea wus heavy enough to make the vessel so lively that the majority of the passengers weie below in their berths. Three
men had placed their deck-chairs together
in a snug niche between two of the deck
houses, and had lashed them so that they
could not slide down to leeward when the
shin rolled. They were all smoking pipes,
and their sunburnt, bearded faces, and a
certain carelessness in their attitudes,
Stamped them as colosists on their way
homo, They were talking of a tragedy
that had happened but an hour before, One
of the secoiaal-class passengers, a woman,
finding lhe air iu the cabin, where most of
her fellow-passengers were confined by
sickness, almost uibearablo, had come up
on deck with her child, who was about a
year ohl. She had been married in hug-
hind two years before aivl had come out
with her husband, a young farmer, to settle in Natal. Tlie husband was Intelligent
and energetic, and intended to grow semi-
tropical produce. St was already making
progress when he was carried off by fover.
The willow disposed of the farm on favorable terms and was returning with her
child to her people in England. She had
but just reached the top of the companion,
and had stepped out on to the deck, when
the ship
nnd she slipped down to the lee bulwark.
How it happened was not known, but probably she loosed her hold of the baby in the
instinctive effort to grasp tlie bulwark-rail.
At any rate it slippo.l from her arms aud
fell oveiboard. With a wild scream she
sprang on to tbe bulwarks and plunged in
after it. The attention of th* officer on the
bridge was called by tlie scream, and, as lie
turned round, he stow her leap. At the
same moment the quartermaster at the
wheel shouted: "A womau overboard."
The engines wo��e instantly stopped and a
hoat lowered. It had rowed about for
half an hour in the heavy sea without
catching a glimpse of the woman or the
child nnd then was hoisted up again by th*
steamer, that hod rounded to and followed
it. The search had been hopeless fiom the
first, lor even a good swimmer could haodly
have supported himself for ten minutes in
the broken sea. The only possible hope
was that the woman might Ittve i?r;isped the
life buoy that had at once lieen dropped
from the ship's stern. The boat was lucky
enough to find this, but wlien it wm seen
to be untenanted tlio last gUmmer of hope
was extinguished, an.l the ollicer in command of the boat headed lienor the steamer. "It wis a mad action, poor thing !"
ono of tbe smokers said. "Of course it wtas
'die wild impulse of tho moment, An instant's relloction would have shown hor
that she was only throwing away her owu
life without the slightest chance of saving
that of her child." "I suspect she would
hsve done the same even if she had known
it," another said. "She had lost her husband, and without hci olii'd Jile Would Oe
nothing to her, especially as sbe would
have always blamed herself for its Inst.
Perhaps it was tbe best thing, alter all, for
her." "Womeu will do quite as brave things
as men for anyone they love, whsthor husband or child." John Beaumont, the first
speaker, agiced. "There was an instance at
Pretoria in
I was there, you know, through the siege
by the Dutchmen, and a very hot time we
had of il for a hit. The follows kept up a
heavy fire on the enclosure ,ve had roughly
fortified, which surrounded a number of
houses, By some blunder or otiior we hoai
stores ami provisions emujh, bat there
was a horriblo want of water. What wtdls
there were in the plaoe failed, and t!..i ouly
way to get water was to fetch it from one
outskle tivo enclosure. Tho Dutch occupied
a strong building tlvat commanded this
well, and tbey were such good sbols that
it was certain death to go out to it In daylight, and even at night it was very risky
work, for thoy kept a hoary musketry. fi��e
in that direction, Wo had made one or
two attempts to capture the house, hut it
was so strongly garrisoned that wc were
uuablo to do so. We bad been tor somo
time on short rations of water. It was desperately hot, and as the time went ou wt
suffered a good deal, Every night a few
men would crawl out, and, in spite of the
Dutch rifles, bring in a bucket or two of
water; but this did not go far, for wc were
a large party, Ono night one of tire soldiers went out. He did net return, and
when daylight broke we saw him lying, as
wo suppose!, dead. He had fallen behind
a low wall, and where he lay wns sheltered
from the Dutohmen's fire, He was a married man, and had a wifo and three young
children. He was not missed until daylight. If he had moved or lifted a hand a
puty would hare gono out to fetch him in
spite of the danger, and even as it was six
of us volunteered to do so, but the commandant would not hear of it. ' If ho was
alive,'he said, 'it would no justifiable to
run any risk lo fetch hits in, but I could
not think of allowing six men to run tlie
risk of
to fetch in one dead one. As soon as it gets
dark a party sliall go out and bring him in.'
Presently a woman came out from one of
the houses and ran across to the rough wall
we wero standing on. It wos tho man's
wife, and she had only just heen told the
news. ' Whero is my Will ?' she asked,
'They tell me he can be seen lying there.'
Wc pointed to him as ho lay in our full
sight, some fifty or sixty yards away, She
stood looking at him for two or three minutes without saying a word, We had all
moved away a little, for Iter white face and
hopeless eyes were worse to look at than if
she had broken down and cried. ' Can't he
be brought in?' she asked presently. 'Some
of us would beroady to run the risk, Mrs.
Brown,1 I said, 'but tlie commandant will
not allow it. As soon as it is dark ho will
bo fetchod in.' She stood for a while Longer, and thon turnod away. Presently we
sow her, to our astonishment, come out
from a house that was included in the line
of entrench,mint, having a door opening
Outside.   Wo shouted to her to turn back,
many yards before the Dutchmen began to
fire.   Every man on our wall opened lire at
once, without orders, at the window of the
house they held, hoping to keep down their
tire as muoh as possible; and it may be that I
we made it so hot ior tbem that they did I
not aim as well as usual.    At any rate,
thc  woman   kept  straight on  till   she j
readied her husband,    .Ve saw her
and for a time she was safe, We shouted
to her to remain where she was lill evening.
Presently, however we saw her lift him up
and take him in her arms, It was a heavy
weight for a woman, tor it takes a strong |
man to carry another who can do nothing j
for himself. She was a well-built woman i
. .and I suppose lore gave her strength ; at j
I any rate sh* lifted" him off the "ground]
' and started. We slopped riling and
gave her cheer after cheer, and even the
Dutchmen must have been touched. Anyhow, not. a shot was tired as siie came across
the open. You may imagine we held our
breath, and what n cheer we gave when,
glancing over the wall we saw her enter the
door safely ! the dootor inn into the house
as she entered and came back in half an
I hour saying that the man was alive, He
was insensible when his wile found him
and was sliot through the body, but he bod
some hopes of saving his life. The woman
had bcen hit twice, One ball hud gone
through the lloshy part of her arm, another
had giaxed her ribs but strange to say, until the iloetor had finished attending to her
husband and turned to her she was quite
unconscious of liaving been touched. The
man finally recovered. That woman and
two er three of tbe others used from that
time regularly to go out at niglit
and singularly enough none of them were
over hit, though, instead of crawling along
as wo did, they used to go across, each
with a couple of pails, as if it were the
most natural thing to fetch water with bullets whistling round their heads. Mrs.
Brown was remonstrated with by the com-
| mandant, but she said : ' My husband ami
the children all want water, sir; why should
other people risk their lives in going out to
got it while I stop quietly in sliolter? My
husband went out to get water for tho children when he could, and now that he can't
surely it is my duty to do so. 1 cannot
hear them crying for a drink when I am
strong and well enough to get it for thom,
I don't feel afrail of the bullets, and if I
| was it would be nil the same.' Indeed, all
| through tlie siege I noticed thatthe women
j went about doing their work just as usual
a wl making no fuss about it, and oven
when things were at their worst they never
seemed put out, and certainly grumbled
far less over tlie hardships than we did."
" I think it is always so," one of the others
said. "Io all great sieges the women are more
constant than the men and less inclined to
despondency. They keep up the spirits of
tlieir husbands and are always against surrender, however great may be their suffer-
! ings, Still, I don't suppose the poor worn-
I an who jumped overboard to-day had any
thought but to die with her child."
An Estate and a Mystery-
An  Ottawa special says:��� Judge Mos-
grow has granted to the Attorney-General
of Ontario letters ot administration ot tne
estato  of  one  James Mcrna, of Ottawa,
around who* fate hangs a mystery, Merna
was an old soldier who resided on tlie llats.
About 12 years ago he 'left here to visit his
native land, Ireland.   Whal became of him
after reaching tlie Sreon Isle no one knows,
although many searching enquires haw been
made.   When he went away he left as a
kind of caretaker for his properly, which
consisted  of  several houses on the flats,
John Bennett, an old man who went by the
name of " Cockrobin."   This caretaker or
agent of Merita's collected rent from tlie
I tenants and generally looked after tbe property on Queen street until shortly before
| his death last year, when he told the tenants
j that  they need not pay any more  rent.
Alter " Oookiobln" died the question arose
I wlao should have the Merna property, and
the money that Mcrna had iu the bank ami
; the sums of money he had lent out to differ-
j ent parties in tlie city, It is estimated that
J the full vahie ol the' estate will be about
i SS.OOU.   Merna left no will or other papers.
] Dllirent enquiries tailed to locate him, nor
j could any relative of the missiug man be
j found. All the facts in connection with the
case were related to the  Ontario Govern-
nieit,  and  the Government  through  its
agents instituted proceedings under tlie law
j of escheat to take over all the real and per-
1 soual property of Merna, and for this pur-
(pose letters of administration were asked
' yestesday and granted.
Tbeir Extensive Cue in London, Paris,
Vienna nu<l Berlin.
Pneumatic tubes for local transmission of
telegrams arc now used in all the principal
cities oi Great Britain. At present about
fifty miles of such tubes arc in operation,
requiring an aggregate of 400 horse power,
and transmitting a daily average of over
ImiJJOO messages (or 30,000,000 annual]}),
more than half of these in Loudon. The
lengths nftulves vary greatly ; the average
length is 630 yards; the greatest single
length in London is 3,9t2 yards.
Tho tubes are of lead, laid in cast-iron
pipes, for protection, and are usually of
2 1-2 inches in diameter; some tubes of 1
1-2 and some of .'i inches inner diameter are
used. As a general rule, with the same air
pressure nud diameter of tube, the speed
varies inversely ns the length of the  tube.
In tubes not over n mile long the usual aver-
ago speed is i'i to ,'io miles an hour. The
Carriers are of guttapercha, covered with
felt, with a buffer at the front end and on
elastic band at live back or open end to hold
on the messages. An ordinary carrier
weighing 2 .'i-4 ounces holds a dozen messages.
The marked success of the British pneumatic service led to tho adoption ol similar
systems In Paris, Vienna anil Berlin, Tbe
pneumatic system of Paris was put into
operation In IH-VI, and has grown steadily,
so that to-day in Paris tubes aie used
almost exclusively for transmission of local
telegrams and loiters demanding quiok
delivery. A small stamped envelope, the
petit bleu, costing 50 centimes, or 10 cents,
is used for the message, wdiicli dropped in a
special post box, i.s delivered anywiters in
Paris within an hour, often in 'J!) minutes.
In Vienna the 'tube post' was established
in March, 187,1. The nine districts of the
city are connected with a central statten.
The 'tube mail, is dropped into special
post boxes, collected every half hour, forwarded to the central station and distributed. Pneumatic envelopes cost 15 krena-
era (about six cents), ordinary letters threo
kreusers. 'Tube letters' arc delivered within one hour after mailing. The Vienna
system consists of a main circuit of 5.34
miles, with three branch lines. Total length
1.2 miles.
In Berlin the Prussian postal authorities
began in 1S(S'2 discussion of measures of
relief for the overcrowded local telegraph
system, and a pneumatic line was opened
in 1865 between the central tolcgsaph station and tlie Exchange building. Tbe beginning of the present extensive 'tube post'
of Berlin dates from 1S70, since which time
il lias bcen enlarged, until tlvere are now
over Si>3 miles of tube line in the city, with
8 stations,
Tube leltcs are to-day delivered in Berlin more quickly than telegrams at a cost
equivalent to 7 1-2 cents, and 'tube post
cards'at li 1-4 cents. The tnbes in Berlin
are of wrought iron, and have an inner
diameter at 2,55 inches. The system is
operated by eight engines, aggregating
only 1'28 horse-power.
She Was Mistaken-
, A lover and his lass were seated In one of
| the public parks in I llosgow, and were talk.
j ing, as lovers will, tlie liltle nothings which
| rsnderlifoendurable, "No,"said-she,sweet-
I ly, "I could never marry under ��500 n year.
! Wlien poverty, you know, comes in at the
' iloor, love dies out at t!>e winde-w." "When
love comes to the door youought uot to look
for the skeleton, poverty!' " Do you know
, how love should come to the door?" sheiti-
i quired.   " It's natural for love to core to
adore," he replied, "Til tell you, wicked
i one," she playfully said, " loveshoitld como
to the door with a ring I' "Ves,my love,"
; he answered, wiih his hands in iiis pocketa,
j " that's how I como to the door of your heart
���with a ring, but without a rap!" The
| park rangor.cametoolose the gates, and the
| "lover and his 1ms "wentout at different
! entrances. She had thought he Lad ��500 a
A Uew Cure for Cancer-
Dr. Patsphoff,'a well-known medical man
at Moscow, who claims to have disoovered
a cure tor cancer, will visit Paris at an
early date, lie is to read a paper on the
subject of his cure before the French Medical Academy. His mode of treatment
is said to be very simple, and to consist
mainly of baths oi sulphur vapours. Dr.
Patschoff has asserted that he has cured
sevoial patients with a course of ten baths
A constant and largo increaso is noted in
the output of the oil wells of the Caspian
region, About 3,000 tons are exported
every working day of the year from
Batouni alone, and the exports of last year
were 63,633 tons in excess of those of the
previous year.
Human Undies. Papers, and Oilier Articles
Hint Were .Vol Itc'trojoilbyLiniK Expos ure.
Mr. Blanc, the well known French explore. , iviites from Aift-:���a that the explorer Foureatt has just rettiriie,iiv,mi|10Sa!>,.,,t,
bringing with lum the bodies of three missionaries of the congregation of the White
Fathers who in 1881 were massacred by
Tuaregs. Tbey were Fathers Pouplard,
Richard, and Moral, and Foureau found
their bodies wliere they were killed, about
seven miles west of Bhadames. Though
these men were killed twelve years ago, tlieir
bodies wero in an excolbnt state of preservation, They had lost bur-filths of their
weight and had been completely mummified
by the dry atmosphere of that region.
Thc discovery of theK bodies and tho articles belonging to these niiasianaries found
on the saiut near tliom tarows curious light
upon the meteorology ol that region. Their
clothing, papers, and other articus wore in a
remarkak state of persvrvation. A letter
addressed to Father Pouplard which bad
been lying in the open air for twoivs years
had in no way deterioratsd, The writing
on the envelope was neither defaced nor
altered in the slightest degree. Religions
boohs and pamphlets were strewn about t.he
sand, and though tbey were somewhat wrinkled by the sun's heat, lliey wcre not otherwise injured, except a page or two that
directly touched the soil, .Scientific men
say that in our climate paper abandoned to
thc air will completely disappear in about
two years, being dissolved into tlio elements
of whicli it is composed by the chemical and
other destructive agencies of the air and
These discoveries prove that atmospheric
humidity in tho neighborhood of Rhadarr.cs
is remarkably feeble. Mr. Blum- stirs that
in his opinion the atmospheric humidity of
the Sahara is even less than issupposed, and
in tlie region whero the*e bodies anil (tapers
were fouud there is practically no precipitation.
uiinanicn dislike water aa a drink.
London has over 700,000 houses inside its
city limits.
Pythons are abundant in tha Philippines.
Guinea pigs allowed to roam freely iu a
henhouse will keep away rats.
The latest musical phenomenon in Paris
is a monkey that plays the violin.
Tends are regularly sold in Paris and
conveyed to gardens as insect destroyers.
Faraday first practically used gutta-
perclia as an insulator for wires in 1847.
Tlie OW of Russia is very fond of tapestry, and has nil his owu rooms hung with
There has been twenty-seven cases of insanity in the Bavarian royal family during
the Inst 100 years.
The petitions already presented to the
House of Commons against the Home Rule
Bill contain over a million signatures.
If cork is sunk -!0I) feet deep in the ocean
it will not rise again on account of the
pressure of the water.
The biggest of fresh water fish, " ara-
puinia" of tbe Amazon in South America,
grows to six iebt iu length.
Tlie Binpress of Japan is an adept per
former on the koto, a kind of large zither.
It is an instrument which is much played
and very popular in Japan.
In the Islo of Wight wheat is in a remarkably forward stato. The jar has
already formed, and the farmers say that
harvest operations will commence in about
seven weeks.
The tortoise is the longest lived of all
animals, It frequently reaches the age of
250 years.
Photographers say that the facial resemblance of husbnnds and wives is closer than
that of biotliers and sisters.
It is estimated that there arc less than
10,000 paupers in the Japanese empire,
with its population of 237,000,000.
In Sweden tbey always tako a cold lunch,
accompanied by rather strong spirits, before
each meaL   It is said to be an appetiser.
There is a sign on the entrance to a
cemetery at North Wales, Montgomery
County, Pa,, which reads, "No admittance
execpton business."
Life at the age of 106 proved to be dull
and u'uinterestiug to Alexander Bulan, a
peasant of leknterinostaw, Russia, so hc
closed his career by sulciile.
Lace making was first done by Barbara
Uttnian about 1550, though the invention
is claimed for au earlier dato by France and
While recently digging at Claeton-on-Sea
some worlimen unearthed two urns, embedded 10 fece in the ekiy, supposed to bo
Roman pottery.
The Coroan doss not have the trouble ot
carrying his umbrella in. bis hand. Itis like
an ordinary umbrella in shape, only it is
smaller and has no handle, It is made of
oiled paper, and is worn on the head over
the hat.
One of tho oldest railway guards in tho
United Kingdom is a servant in the Great
Western Company, His name is Jeans, and
he lives at Ealing. Mv. Jcans,now seventy-
seven years of age, has in his lifetime travelled over 4,000,000 miles.
Another group of emigrants has been despatched to Winnipeg, under the direction
of the Social Scheme of the Church Army.
Each man was subjected to the most sevore
tests at the Labour Hoin;s, in order tliat
uo one should be sent out unfitted as an
In the days of Queen Elizabeth it was
customary to strew green rushes on the un-
carpeted lloor of the actors' retiring-room iu
theatres��� hence tlie term greenroom. Subsequently it was usual to decorate the walls
with green paper, and sometimes tlie rushes
} gave way to a carpet of green baize.
Tlie King of Sweden is one of thc pleasant monarchs in Europe. His manners are
excellent, and hc is specially courteous to
any strangers that may bo presented to
him during tlie seasou at Stockholm. King
Oscar never forgets that he is of French
extraction, and is proud of his great-grandfather, Ucneial Bornadotte,
A facetious correspondent wrote to the
Premier and aslrcd when Part II. of tho
Government of Ireland Bill, would be issued,
and what would lie tlie subject. Mr. Gladstone gravely replied, "The Government of
Ireland Bill, as now issued, is complete,
ihe words 'Part I.' were inserted at the
head of the Bill by a clerical error."
Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria is littlo renowned for anything save his huge collection of dressing-gowns, He has a perfect
mania for thia kind of useful garment, and
hits paid as much ns one hundred guineas
for an embroidered robe made up for him
in I'sris.
An Adroit Operation-
The remarkable coolness ofaoortain London burglar assisted him to escape. He
broke into a laundry and while sorting tbo
garments into a large clothes-basket was
surprised by two officers, who appeared at
thc window opening inlo the yard.
Thc fellow worked so systematically and
quietly that tho offloiato thought that perhaps he was an employe of t he establishment
and they therefore asked Iiim why he work
ed at so late an hour.
He replied : " I am getting tho things
roady for the girls, who will be up soon to do
the ironing. I get fifteen shillings a week
and have to work awful luird to keep my
He then went to the window and, putting
his arms on the sill, said : " My hut this is
a disagreeable niglit to be out In, 1 would
not like to lie in the plucoofyou gentlemen.
Won't you come inside and tako some refreshment ? I will open tlie wine cellar for
Tlie officers started for the kitchen door in
the rear part of thc yard and thc f had made
for the front door nnd escaped, carrying
with him everything lie could lay his hands
The German Emperor prides himself on
being a good whip, and proved it by driving
the other day a four-in-hnnd coach from
Berlin to Potsdam in an hour aud five minutes.
���Romantio Suicide in a Cemetery
The cemetery of Montmartro, Paris, has
been tlie scene ofa romantic suicide. On
.Sunday afternoon, when the oemotery was
crowded with visitors,much commotion was
caused by lite sight of an elegantly-dressed
young woman lyiug prostrate on one of tbo
graves. On tlie arrival of an ollicial it was
found that she was quite dead, and In her
elenchad luinil wits a letter OOlltulnlng Ihe
following wonls:���" My dear Gaston,���
My lust thought is for thee ; may you be
happy. I die loving then. Adieu." There
was no other signal ure but the lei her " X,"
and so far the identity of the sucido is undiscovered. Tho cause of death was poisoning by strychnine.
���. a _
A Russian Watch-
A mechanical marvel lately exhibited in
St. Petersburg is a musical watch which
was made hy a Russian peasant in the reign
of Catharine. It is about the size ofa hen's
egg, and contains a representation of the
tomb of Christ, with the Roman sentinels.
On pressing a spring the ntono rolls away
from the tomb, the sentinels full down, tlie
angels appear and the holy women enter
the sepulchre, and the same chant which is
sung in the Creek Church ou Easter eve, is
actually performed.
Two-thirds of tho mule population of the
world use tobacco,
A man in California has invented a device
that will prevent gas from escaping when
it is blown out.
some or licr!Contentious i�� iicc-ani i��
Bohriug flea win the UlUca* siaif
Arcrni lite Hltualkmr
The counsel for llu.it Hnk.ni anpear to
have concluded tlieir argnmtnt beibre the
BchrlnaSea aibitiatois. 1'fiey deny that
the liuhnu*; Sea ia a nuie olMSum, a claim
mode by tlie Americans eitrly in the con-
troversy, but subsequently abandoned, Is
will bo remembered that all the Canadian
vessels seized by the United Slates cruisers,
were so treated, and were condemned on
the ground thai they were intruding on
the private preserve of the Republic If,
usUs alleged, and is practically admitted,
the Beluing Sea is not a olooed sea, the
seizures were improperly iitst.li. Compensation for wrongful capture, therefore,
seems to lie in order, Great Britain accordingly claims damages and asks the
tribunal to award litem.
The counsel have also comhatted the
theory that the United States has a proprietory Interest in tho seals outside of tbe
American jurisdiction. This point is the
issue upon whicli Messrs. Carter ami Coud-
eret liave relied, ll is a novel doctrine, and
obviously if it applies to scats it ought to
bc equally applicable to other wild creatures. On the Atlantic coast the United
States does not rccognue it, else Canada
would I* entitled to lay hands upon all
Amerioan schooners found capturing mackerel on the broad ocean. Th* fish multiply on the Canadian shore ; but this circumstance does not give the Dominion ths
exclusive right to lake them oi.tai le of tha
three-mile limit. It is a curious commentary upon the American caee thai at the
very time when the claim to property in
seals v/hercver found is being advanced
the United States should be engaged in negotiations with Canada for the protection
of mackerel. Some years ago it was represented at Washington that the methods
oi tithing outside ot tin throeoniie limit
wero destructive, As a result of the discussion a joini commission was appointed
to devise protective measures which both
countries will impose upon their own
fishermen,     In this case the Washing-
in   authorities   formally   discredit   tho
���operty doctrine, A still more suggestive circumstance bearing upon ths
question of exclusive possession has been
brought to lighl during the post few weeks.
The Canadian sealers have bcen prosecuting
their calling outside of the Behring Sea.
Tiny cannot enter tlie sea now, becauso
under the terms of the modus viveudi it is
temporarily closed against them. It has
been found that the seals do not all mnko
for tbe American islands in tlie Behring Sea;
but, on the contrary, large numbers of then
disport themselves during tlieir summer
holidays upon other islands lying along the
Pacific coast. If it were lo be declared
that the Americans own all the seals on the
"Vifie because of their possession of  tha
'rihyloff rookeries, the seals born on tha
British Columbia islands wonld go to them,
Canadians would thus be denied the right
of tahuig what, according to the American
argument, is really their own property.
That the seals may abandon the Pribyloff
group and find rookeries farther south is
quite probable. Prof. Elliott, oi the Smithsonian Institute, reported two or threo
years ago that auy doorcase in tha
number of souls, visiting the American
islands  was  to   be   attributed   not   to
the  captures  effected  in   the  opeu sea,
hnr tn   tKa  Iinrhnritioa pitactao��.l   nn   liMid.
The desirability of protecting seal life does
not appear to l�� denied by Great Britain j
hence the proposal of lussday that regulation* be agreed to, under which sealers
shall not leave port before May 1 or enter
Behring Sea before July 1 each year. Under this arrangement the right of sealing in
the Pacific will be curtailed, for the scalers
uow commence their trips in March or
April. The Behring Sea will also remain
closed againsi Canadians during three of tho
best months, namely, April, May, and
June, Apparently the object of holding
the sealirs in port until May 1 is to enable
the seals to complete tlicir journey northward into the Behriuj( Sea. This is an
Important concession to the United States.
The closing of the Behring Sea for a portion
of tlio year is a still more valuable grant.
It means that the staling season shall bo
reduced hy ono-balf of ils present length.
That the Americans will willingly accept
the proposition is not probable. They de��
mantled in 1838 that the Behring Sea
should bo closed from April 15 until November 1 of each year; or during the entire
sealing poriod. Wlien iu consequence of
Canoiia's objection to so comprehensive a
proposition Lord Salisbury oVlincd to accept it, Mr. Blaine waxed wroth, for it appeared to him entirely absurd that a bargain should lie successfully opposed by a
mere colony. Yet the British proposal
is friendly and liberal���ao friendly and so
liberal that Canada cannot but feel that her
rights are restricted by those who aro responsible for it. While notanacknowledgment the American chini, it is a concession to it, and to tlio extent that it concedes
to the United States it withdraws the
rights which Canada surely enjoys. If tha
proposition should form the bisis of thc
award The Mail's prediction, ittule months
ago, tlvat tbe Americans would not succeed
in their claim, lumbal a compromise would
be reached, will be fully vended.
A Portable Electric fan.
The electric fin has come to ]>e such an
indispensable clement of contort, if not of
existence, during the summer months that
new and improved forms are constantly
malting their appearance. Ono of these adds
the very decided recommendation ofccon*
omy to that of etiViency. Its first cost,
with battery complete, is small, and the
cost of operating it afterward is put at two
and throe-quarter cents an hour, It is
dunned tnat the battery will lost ten weeks
without renewal nl one bout's work daily,
or ten days at a steady operation of seven
and a half hours per diem. It is designed
to be suitable for the parlor or dining table,
being both ornamental and noiseless, It
will not drop grease on tho tablecloth or
carpets, for its bearings aro self-oiling and
carry on titeir own lubrication without loss
of the lubricant. The whole outfit packs
up in a small box, and can be carried without inconvenience.
Oneof the few remaining survivors ofthe
Balaclava charge has just passed away at
High Harriet, at an advanced age, in the
person of John George Baker. He was oue
of the gallant Six Hundred, and went
through tiie memorable charge uninjured.
After serving for twenty-four years m ths
Uth Dragoons he retired ou a pension. tBmwwxs.fvn-. tl
mmmammammtfmmmmmmmmmmmt iw.,.~��<g.i��wi>Trv,ww. ,ia>3^*a��^
la M Jr. :_�����  aa.. *��,��aai3
There will bo an apron sale nnd
jawu parly in tho school grounds on
Tuesdiiy afternoon next, loo cream
and lemonade, tea from (i to S o'clock
and mimic in tbo evening ; '2i)o.
The Fire Brigade turned out last
Tuesday nifibt about 10,1)0 to the
first alarm since tbe brigade has beon
in existence. Tbe scene of tbo fire
was au old building nt tbo foot of
Front Street on a lot owned by Mr.
Mara, M.P, By the time the engine
had arrived on tbo spot the shack
was a mass of flames and it was decided uot to play upon it, as their
services might be required on another
building towards which tho wind
carried the sparks in clouds. Later
on, wheu all danger was past, the
chemical played on the firo with go d
eliect. Ohief W. Browu and ail the
ollicers wcre present.
The Big* Shows.
Sanger k Lout's combined Wrens,
Menagerio, Uippodromo, Oceanio
Aquarium and Congress of Living
'Wonders will exhibit at Revelstoke
on Friday next. Keports from all
quarters pronounce the above shows
tne leaders in tented amusements
add oannot fail to interest tho masses.
That it possesses many rare animals
never before seen in this country,
the only real Aquatic Show of son
animals, a great Hippodromo, double
Circsn, und many phenomenal living
wonders is without question, It is
Immensely patronisod wherever it
spreads its touts and the newspapers
nre unanimous iu its praise. It is
on its way from Australia to England, and we expect to see a large
crowd of sightsoers on Friday.
tinder the auspices of tbo Ladies' Aid
Society of tho Methodist Church
Will be held in the School grounds
ou uftornoon and evening of
Ten will be served from fi to 8, nt 25c.
... .-.,.    ...
200 to 212 FIRST AVE. NORTH,
* ���? -4
Minneapolis ^ ^        ^ m mi ^
Sheepskin       mmimtkmmt,mni   Calfskins, Dry Hides,
Exporter,of   Tannery.      uoiHLmm. Pelts, Furs, Wool,
Tallow, Grease, Deerskins,
Ginseng A Seneca Root.
dtOUNlTV Bank OP Minn,,M iNNi-Anou*-*,, Minn.
Ft. Df-Aniiunti Nat.Bank , Chicago, III,
Montana National Bank, Helgf*.a, Mont.
Ftnar National Bank. Qriat Falls. Mont.
First National Bank,. BkokaniF*l��,Wasm.
Nat. BankofCommiroi.St. Lomi,      Mo.
Liberal Advances Mado on Shipments Against
Original Bill of Lading.
Shipments Solicited.   Write for Circulars,
SJtlpperB froiTi this Statu Corrwpnwl wit ii and Con*
BlgU tO MitllK'illJulli-) I lull,1;.  .
Mining and Real Estate Broker and General
Commission Agent.
Ice Cream and Lemonade.
A musical ami literary programme
during tho eveuiug.
Cordial invitation to all.
Admission tu Grounds Freo.
Best Aooommodation iu  the City.
Splendid Fishing, Boating, Hunting.
First-class stock of
Wines, Spirits and Cigars.
Tront Lake City is tho nearest point
to the famous Lardeau .Mines,
All information given to prospectors
and buyers of mining cluims.
New Denver, B.C.
Abstracts and Conveyances.
Send early instructions for the
Auction Sale.
Is situated at the head of the North-East Ann of Upper
Arrow Lake. It is the easiest point from which to enter the
remarkably rich mines of the Lardeau and Fish Creek Districts. It will have the advantage of both rail and steamboat lines. The C.P.B. will begin the building of a line from
Kevelstoke to tiieX.E, Arm of Arrow Lake as soon as the
weather will permit. LARDEAU is at the head of navigation on this Ann, and will be the terminus of strainers and
that of the Lardeau & Kootenay Railway, There is no
question that the Rich Mining Districts which are tributary
to LARDEAU will attract thousands of Prospectors and
Capitalists during the iwnm-ut e<>asoo, and that ����� '<" ��e town
will grow up at that point. The history of Kaslo will be
repeated at LARDEAU this year, and investors in Kootenay
property should study the situation. Kaslo, in many instances, has already repaid from 500 to 1,000 per cent, to
The wisdom of an investment in LARDEAU is
without question.
Fir further particulars, prices and terms, apply to any of thu undersigned.
ROBERT IRVING, Trustee, Broad Street, Victoria.
HENRI CBOFT, Colonist Building, Government Street, Viotoria,
DOUGLAS & CO., 139 Cordova Street, Vancouvor.
GBEEN, EICHABDSON & CO., 57 Jameson Building, Spokane.
DAVID I'. DOUGLAS, Resident Agent, Lardeau.
Notieo is hereby given, that the
following additional Minii t* Recor I
ing Division m the West Kootenay
Electoral   District   lias heen established, namely :���
B, Lanleiiu ��� Daniel A. Lamey,
Eeoonler���to (���.iniprin** all the land
on the Lardo River, oommenoing at a
point eight mila-H from where the said
river leaven Tront Lake, mid on all
streams flowing into such portion of
the Lardo River, and un all tho
streams and rivers flowing Into Troul
Lake, nnd into the Columbia River,
Upper Arrow Lake, between Alcololex
Kiver and Half-way Greek, exoepting
the lands on Fish Creek lyin^ north
of Battle Creek, and on tie Btreatna
flowing into the said Fish Creok above
Battle Creek.
Notice is also given thai, tbe limits
of the Revelstoke and Dleoillewaet
Mining Recording Divisions, as de-
flned on the 9th day of December,
1891, and the 4th day of August,
1892, respectively, are altered hy excluding those portions of the divisions
now contained within
Lardeau Di'i; i m,
Deputy Provincial Snoretary.
Provincial Secretary's Office, 80th
May, im
Atlantic Express, arrives  4.2() daily.
Pacific        " ������     21,30   ��
i vnpest, most, reliable and safe
ronte to Montreal,Toronto, Si. Paul,
I i go,   N'e.v ?ork  and   lloslon,
Hates $6 to $10 lower than an,   i
other route,
Specially lilted Colonist Cars, in
charge of o Porter, (or the aooommodation if Pass. Dgera holding second
chute tickets. Passengers booked to
and fron nil Kuropean points Bi
Lowest Rates,
Low Freight Elates. Quick dee
patch. Merchants will save money
by liaviii!^ their freight routed via
he C.I'. R,
Full and reliable information given
by applying to
Asst. Gen'l Freight Ag't, 7'ncouver.
or to I. T. BREWSTER,
Ag't 0. P, R. Depot, Revelstoke.
0. & H, LEWIS,
Catered for.
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Brerj patent laknr, onl by an ij broiurnt hn'nrn
tbe iinulic Uy a DOtKM given free ot chaw lu tho
Sf.Mitit ^wmm
n-ar^tdre-ilatloii of any ariontlSn paper In tTiO
w'irlil.   gpienrhdly lllaalratod,   Ko Intelllsent
man ���ImiiM bo wlUioui (L   vvonkly, 13 jfij ��
youi ��i..vihii pontbi Aildreu KOtmlfm
l'fHUBBF'18, 3(11 Broadway, Hew Vuri City."
Do yon Write for tiie Papers?
If you do, you should have TUB
a Text Book fur Correspondents Ite-
(Kilters, Editors and General Writers,
117 Nassau Strei r, New York, n. Y.
Htat.�� where yoa saw thia ami you will re-
���t i/i'n linndiome iltlioirraph fur framing,
I    /El STOKE.
UFA ,i,;.-. io WAClONS.Em
��� i   \  SPECIAL! * .
I F6bil UTOGuf 1GS,
Camping Outfits, Clothing,
Ladies' Fancy Goods and
Revelstoke, New Denver
and Nakusp.
Giant Powder kept in stock at New Denver and
Messrs. C. B. Hume & Co,
Revelstoke Station,
Consignment of Butter and Eggs received every week.
Our store at Trout Lahe City is stocked with
Everything required by
Miners and Prospectors.
Furniture Undertaking,
Has a large Stock of Household Furniture, Coffins, Caskets,
Shrouds, &c.
REVELSTOKE,    B.C. Tomatoes-
Tomatoes, scarlet, plump and round,
By many thrifty wlvoa are found
Tn a,Id so inui'li lo the table s grace,
Thattomo suggestions aro in place.
If raw tomal ies .vmi solort.
Plok out firm spheres without defect.
Scald thc skins loose, anil slice crossways ;
.Servs. in a dish witli mayonnaise.
Thoy ni.ako ia pretty salad, loo,
Small, perfeel globesof scarlet dew,
Plaoed in the midst of palest croon���
Crisp curlinu lottuoo foamed between.
If in fried tomatoes you'd excel,
Cold s owed tomatoes, seasoned well,
You'll take for Ihis; add eraeker rolled
Knough the cakes to lightly mould.
Fry ihem in buttor till light brown,
They 11 be the nicost in lhc town.
Or fresh tomatoes lako and slice
And salt anil roll in crumbs.   Quite nioe
They aro if cooked as just above,���
Kr'od in hot butler on the stove.
.Soup of tomato cream will please
An epicure.  Tis made with ease.
Take i n: quartoanned tomatoes, sirain,
Add junta pinch of soda, then
Boll next n quarter of an hour;
Take one quart of sweet milk, and of (lour
One tablospion, then buttor, salt
And pepper lill 'tis without a fault.
Turn in and bring if toa boil,
Then taste reward for all the toil.
Then baked tomatoes arc ouile nice.
If corod, their centers filled with spico.
Some of these dishes ought to please,
And give the busy housewife ease,
So she will cry, In winter's rain,
" 0 (or tonialo lime again!"
-[Good Housekeeping.
Our Daughters.
Many mothers entertain thc erroneous
opinion that girls do no meet with the temptations that a boy does anil therefore do
not require such close care and attention.
Kven though it is true that girls are not
tempted by so great a variety of snares as
boys, still, the temptations which assail
tbem are just as serious and in many cases
far more so,
But aside from this, if we stop to consider the vast amount of influence which woman, is wife and mother (especially the latter) has upon the men of our country must
we not give greater heed to the training of
of our daughters?
Even as little children, girls exercise a
surprising control over their boy playmates
aud so it goes on to the end of their days;
therefore, dear mothers (for you especially
are responsible for the future of our girls),
train your daughters wisely that they may
become faithful wives aud noble mothers.
Although many girls, through force of
circumstances or other causes " paddle
their own canoe," ao to say, and go through
life in " single-blessedness," still a large
majority enter woman's natural path and
become wives and mothers. That they may
faithfully fulfill the many duties this state
demands it is necessary that they receive a
most careful traiuing and " as the twig is
bent so the tree inclines," we must begin in
early infancy to lead a daughter in the
right path that she may become a pure and
lovable girl and a noble, faithful wife and
mother who "looketh well to the ways of
her household," and whose "children rise
up and call her blessed, her husband, also,
and he praiseth her."
No matter how young a child may be,
strict obedience must be enforced if we wish
to successfully lead our girls aright. So
many parents labor under the false impression that as very young children cannot
understand the difference between right
and wrong we ought not to demand compliance to our wishes. The child may not
understand why it is required to do so, but
if you are patient and quietly determined
in your manner, baby will very soon instinctively feel that Mamma's orders are to
he obeyed and as she grows older will not
think of disobeying.
A beautiiul trait which every woman
ought to possess is consideration for others,
and this, too, we must begin to teach in
infancy. We have many opportunities in
our daily experience to teach, both by precept ami example, consideration for others
and by being thus early taught it becomes
easy lor children to lie so ; this will also
crush out selfishness, an abominable trait
which must be destroyed in the germ.
Teach the girls to look to the comfort of
those about them, and thus they will acquire that which makes some women such
charming companions, who do not fail to
make home the sweetest spot on earth for
husband and children and a haven of rest
and neace fir whose good fortune it is to enter there.
it is natural for little children to come
to Mamma with all tlieir trials and troubles, this is the time when a mother should
show sympathy in all mishaps and troubles,
and interest io baby's pleasures and pursuits. If your little girl conies to you crying because she has had a fall, don't send
her away with the exclamation, "Oh, don't
be such a baby," but lay aside your work
and devote a few minutes to soothing the
litlle darling ; if she comes to you with her
tovs and wants assistance don't tell her she
"shouldn't bother" ycu, lint give her a few
minutes of your time and ymi will never
regrel it. In ihis way you may gain the
confidence of your dear child.
As she grows older continue to take a
interest in her
babyhood on a good moral and religious
training and always set her a good example.
The latter is the most important part of our
Hints to Brides-
Here are a few rules, positive and negative, for the brides that will blossom this
If you want to be fashionably married
choose Thursday at noon or at 4 iu the
Your bouquet, must be white���orange
blossoms if the express company deliver
them in time and in fit condition. White
orchids] have the second places of honor and
white roses the third.
White carnations are the proper favors
for the heads of the horses.
The wedding party, with the exception
of the bridegroom and bis bc3t man, assembles in the waiting-room at the entrance
to the church. The procession starts when
the clergyman has entered the chancel and
the bridegroom and his best man have taken
thoir places at the clergyman's left. The
ushers, two by two, walk first, followed by
the bridesmaids, two by two, the maid of
honor walking alone behind the bridesmaids and in front of the bride. The bride
walks with her father or whoever is to give
her away, and if there are pages they finish
tho procession.
When the party reaches the lowest step
of the altar it halts and the bridegroom
steps down, and taking the bride by the
hand leads her to her place. The ushers
file to the left, the bridesmaids to the right,
and her father stands directly behind the
In approaching the altar the bride and
bridegroom kneel a moment, the rest of the
party standing with bowed heads.
The best man has charge of the ring and
gives it to the bridegroom at the proper
The bride removes her glove, which she
hands with her bouquet to her maid of
The maid of honor adjusts the bride's
veil before she leaves the altar. The veil
should be worn over the face before the
ceremony, and thrown back afterward.
This is the only correct rule, and if it is
violated the veil had better be entirely discarded.
The precession is reversed going back,
the bride and bridegroom leading, ths maid
of honor next, the bridesmaids following,
the best man, with the bride's father, coming after and the ushers last.
The wedding dress should never be low
cut. The train is from one and three-
quarter yards long to two and one-quarter.
It should be perfectly plain.
The veil should be as long as the train,
rounding in front so as not to touch the
Reliable Recipes.
To make a cottage pie chop fine remnants
of cold roast beef or mutton, and to every
teacupful of meat add a little salt and pep.
per, and if onions are unobjectionable a teaspoonful or more of finely chopped onion
and a teacupful of the roast meat gravy or
some stock. Place the meat with its seasonings and gravy in a deep pudding dish and
cover with fresh mashed potato ; bake in
the oven to a delicate brown.
Swiss Buns.���Cream together one egg,
two teaspoonfuls of sugar and oneof butter;
sift two teaspoonfuls of cream tarter with
two cups of flour, and stir one teaspoonful
of soda, light measure, in one cup of sweet
milk until thoroughly dissolved ; mix in
enough extra flour, if needed, to mould into biscuit, or long buns, shaping with the
hands, as they are better so than if rolled
out. liake ina quick oven. These are very
nice for tea and for the children's lunch
basket the next day.
Graham Gems.���One egg, one teaspoonful of biking powder, two teaspoonfuls of
sugar, one cup of milk, one cup of graham
Hour, pinch of salt. Stir all together briskly and thoroughly,take ina hot oven about
fifteen minutes, in lin gem pans of eight
cups.   This amount will make eight gems.
White or Lady's Cake.���Two cups sugar,
three-fourths cup butter, half a cup milk,
two and one-half cups flour, the whites o
six eggs, one and one-half teaspoonfulsf
baking powder, flavor with a teaspoonful
extract of almond or lemon. Beat butter
and sugar to a cream, add the milk, flavoring, flour with the baking powder sifted
with it and lastly the whites of the eggs
beaten still'. Bake in uot very thick loaves,
in square pans, frost ; cut in squares,
Cream Puffs.���Melt one-half cup of butter in one cup of hot water, and while
boiling stir in oue cup of flour. Remove
from the stove to cool. When cold stir in
three eggs, one by one, without beating.
Drop ou tins and bake. Cream: One.half
pint of miik, one egg, three tablespoonfuls
of sugar, two large tablespoonfuls of flour.
Boil same as mock cream, and when cool
flavor with lemon or vanilla. When puffs
aro baked, whicli will take 20 or ,'lt) minutes, open side of each puff and fill with
the cream. 'Ihis recipe will make ten or
twelve puffs.
A Quick Dessert.���Put a quart of sliced
apples, peaches, pears (or two cups of any
Last Year an Important One in tbe Train-
A Chance Tor Inventive Genius-Tlie Nova
.���.co'lii syndicate Ti'iiiisj l van la*''rent
Mr. Frederick E. Saward, editor of the
Coal Trade Journal, has recently published
his annual book of valuable information relative to coal production, prices, transportation, ke., both at home and abroad. It
contains, says llie New York Times, many
facts of great interest, not only to trade,
but to the general public. Great Britain is
credited with an output of upward of 85,���
000,000 gross tons per annum, vhile Ger-
many produces 90,000,000 gross tons, and
the United States has a yearly product of
110,01)0,000 gross tons. The coal area of
the United States is estimated at 19*2,000
square miles, of which 1-0,000 can be profitably worked at present. Its coal area
is more thau three times that of the re3t of
the world combined. The output, in the
anthracite district of Pennsylvania, the
largest Bingle source of supply iu thc country, keeps up its proportion of the whole,
shipping, in 1S:)2, 41,893,320 gross tons, as
against 40,448,336 tons in 1891. Last year
was one of the most important in the history of the anthracite coal trade. The tonnage was the largest in its history, and the
price also ranged much atove that of recent
years. The growth of tne use of small
sizes of anthracite coal at the expense of
the larger has continued to be a feature of
the business and accounts for a portion
of the increase in the sum total,
in proportion as the motive power of the
railways of the country is augmented, and
it must ever t ./mam the steam fuel of nearly every part of the country, and the domestic fuel of a wide area, while anthracite
is for domestic uses in the Eastern and
Middle states, and to a degree in a portion
of the central wes*,. The imports of coal
into the United States are not great, and
the exports are but 2J per cent, ot the total
output. Importations of coal are principally from British Columbia aud Australia to
supply the Pacific coast demand. Shipments
of Alabama coal to Gulf ports, as well as to
foreign ports, are increasing encouragingly.
Those districts iu central Pennsylvania
which send coal to the seaboard have found
an increased demand in the last year. This,
in view of the largely increased tonnage in
1801, is of interest to the coal trade at
In Ohio, Illinois, and the other centril
states, the output of coal was larger last
year, and prices were in the main better
for the producer. In Indiana there was an
increased output, and some of the coal
brought large advances over the preceding
year's value. A comparison shows an average gain of 20 cents a ton. Iowa, Kansas.
Missouri, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming all
figured up a larger output than in previous
years, and sold at. better prices than during
1891. In Central Ohio the operators found
that there had been sucii unprofitable competition for business that they concluded an
armistice and formed a corporation to handle coal for the year. Recent events have
drawn attention to the coal of
deep iuteFest in her affairs, thus keeping i moe cam,t"* fr,m> '!*a Pndd.llB1�� ll,s�� an    .
yourself posted iu all matters pertaining to \ " ".", th.e s!ove ,0 h61t' *!"le * *��"�� �����
iter and  in advising and counselling her \whM UP t0 l'��".r ���   -1 lw,��, hnU'n
aright. If you follow this plan your daughter, no matter how old she may become, will
consider you her beat counsellor and triend
and will naturally come to Mamma for advice and guidance in all matters. And who
is so able to lead, guide ami direct a girl in j a
woman's ways as Uu dear, good mother'
who is a model woman herself'.' "t'.iking
your daughter your confidant will bind you
more closely together and she will not be
apt to confide her secrets to her girl friends
on many daughters foolishly do, to their
awn subsequent sorrow and regret.
As she arrives al womanhood she requires
wise guidance, and this is the time when a
true mother should especially interest Iter,
self in her daughter's pleasures and associates, advising when nejessary and assisting
her in a wise selection of her companions,
egi's, a pint of sweet milk, two tablespoons
of melted butter, two and a half cu s of
si/ted flour, a little salt and a heaped teaspoon of baking powder. When the fruit
is bubbling hot, pour the batter over it
ind bake In the oven until it is thoroughly
one. Served warm with cream and sii'tar
it is more palatable and more wholesome
than pies.
Dressing Tor Cold Meats.���rut three
large teaspoonfuls of ground must&rdintoa
bowl, and pour on enough warm water to
make a stiff paste, Rub smooth, add half
a cupful of vinegar, a pinch of salt and the
beaten yolks of two eggs. Set the bowl In
boiling water and stir constantly until
the mixture thickens. Then add butter
the size of an egg, andcoutinue the stirring
until it is dissolved.
purlieu!irly those of the opposite sex ^^^_^^^^^^_^^^^^_^_^^_^
Teach your daughtor to bu truthful t as! The mistletoe, winch has so long been
much of her life's suocess and happiness de- ��� shipped every yeir in t,uch large quantities
pcmlj upon this trait.   Tins, too, should he ' from France io England, will be more difii
taught li'i'in infancy. Ins:iii g io i common
senao, as a snlli dent amount ui th it artiole
will help a woman over many hard places.
Impress upon her that line, n'gh.l red manners ami a low voire are charms evory gui
Should possess, Teach lur ill,', in ill is nol
Infallible and sll I ��ll lllld mak- dae allow,
unco and he patient with the   lighl      irl
cult to find next winter. Tin: which was
sent across the Channel came almost exclusively from the orchards nf Normandy,
whero it ;1 mr shed on the .apple trees, The
Ooverni lent have decided that all 'he mistletoe must i e cut otf the ipple ti tee at
on c, on the ground lhat it sucks tha sap ol
the trees and impoverishes them.
with American bituminous coal in the New
England States. Thegreate3t production in
Nova Scotia of whicii there is any record
wasfortheyear ending December 31, 1891,
when there was produced a total amount of
2,044,784 tons, of which Nova Scotia sold
1,849,945. Of these sales only 25,000
tons w*re sent ir.to the United States
ports in the immeliate vicinity of Nova
Scotia. Canida uses about 5,400,000 tons of
coal, of which she buys from Nova Scotia
about 1,700,000, and the balance is largely
derived from the United States, for the
ollicial figures show that during tlie fiscal
year ending .Itine 30, 1802, there went from
the United States to Canada, 1,390,037 tons
of bituminous coal, on which she levied a
duty of 60 ceuts per ton, and also received
of Amerioan anthracite coal, 1,617,108 tons,
on which she levied no duty.
In speaking of the \ova Scotia syndicate,
Mr. Saward says :
" Mr. H. M. Whitney, of Boston, in connection with others-some Canadians and
Americans���intends to take over a number
of mining properties. The underlying idea
of the whole scheme is to bring into one
large organization with ample capital a considerable number of propertits, no oneof
which, op-rated separately, las been able
to make the large expenditure necessary lo
the most economical production and transportation.
"The saving over the old aul imperfect
method now in vogue, simply by the adoption of the best known processis and appliances, by a large and systematc system of
working will enable them to extend the
coal trade of the country enormmsly. They
contemplate the extension of tie coal trade
to tho West Indies, and evei to South
America, and believe that tie enterprise
will have an important bearing on the extension ot the general trade o; Canada in
that direction.
"One ofthe largest savings fill bein improved transportation facilities in the Gulf
and lhe River St. Lawrence, lor instance,
tlie steamers now In use for bunging Cape
Breton coal to Montreal arematly ' tramp'
steamers, but with no especial reference to
the work, and with a carrying capacity of
9,000 tons or thereabouts,
" A steamer carrying 3,000 if 4,000 tons '
can be run nearly as cheaply s.< ono carrying 2,000, and it such a stealer had the
power and necessary rquipmeil tor towing
one or two largt barges of eqftl capacity,
it is casv to see that a good bu'uoss can be
done without at least auy intense in the
present cost of coal to tlio peo le of Montreal. By means of the beat ana most ample
facilities for transferring coal lit that port
they expect to bo able to dhjribute Cape
liretou coal through the coiitry west of
Montreal far beyond any poiif readied in
the past.
" 'i'he methods now in use i Canada are
very much bthind the times lis compared
witn those in i si elsewhere.   I'hisis partly
due to the small output of Individual mines,
which is again, in part, due I. the fact that
the present mining leases ldve it to tl
discretion of tlio provincial G
change tlie royalty from yea
impose new conditions.   Tl:
has effeotually prevented theidevelopment
of these properties.
"The present term for cnalleases is lobe
eighty years. Tlie term for the new base
is tobe ninety-nine years. The Government gives absolute right to transfer, )ut
this oniy applies to Cape Breton couny,
confined, they not being allowed, undi
their lease, lo touch any coal miues outside
(.'ape Breton county.
" While the present leases impose no
pen lty for shutting down the mines excepting a rental of $30 a year for each square
mile in the new lease, the Government has
taken care to impose an effectual check
against the possibility of this. They requite
the lessees to work the mines effectively,
and if they attempt to shut down they have
to pay the full royalty for the output in the
highest year of the productive history in
Nova Scotia, 1891."
There are twenty-seven states and territories in the United States which produce
coal. In 1802 the total output was 1 (34,-
09(i,606 tons, against 149,702,418 tons iii
1801. The greatest known deposit of
anthracite coaF is that of Eastern Pennsylvania, in which locality it occurs over a
region containing about 1,700 square miles,
though the area which is actually underlaid
with workable beds does not exceed 4S3
square miles,
of anthracite is about 40,000,000 tons, and
this consumption has been tor some years
increasing at the rate of 4 per cent, per
annum. If the limit of annual product is
placed at 6O,UOO,0l)0 tons, the United States
should have coal at this average rate for
about 100 years, though this period may be
somewhat prolonged by the diminution of
the output as parts of tlie field cease altogether to produce. The production of coal
in the world in 1801 was 519,083,731 tons,
against a total output in thc preceding year
of 499,416,396 tons. During the last twenty
years there has been a marked increase in
the consumption of coal, which was, no
doubt, the author thinks, commensurate with increased industrial activity.
Thus, comparing the European countries
alone, the average annual output for the
period of 1S81 to 1800 was upward of 62,-
000,010 tons greater than during the previous decade, and that rate of interest
bids fair to be maintained, so that the
world's consumption of coal will soon
reach well over 501,000,000 tons. In an
investigation made by a royal commissioner
as to the ascertainable sources of coal in
Great Britain it was found that not more
than 146,783,000,000 ions were available at
depths not exceeding 4,000 teet from the
surface, a reserve which, at the present rate
of increase of population aud of coal consumption, would be practically exhausted
in less than 300 years. Industrial activity
is not only multiplying the demands of consumption, but has a widening era of use, to
which the map of the two hemispheres is
the only limit.
\\ onderful deposits of coal are being constantly discovered in various parts of the
United States. Within the last few years
a particularly valuable field has been discovered in Washington, the extent of which
is estimated at from 650,000 to 675,000
acres. In Wyoming, too, a new company,
of which ex-Gov. Campbell, of Ohio, is one
of the leading spirits, is doing much to develop the valuable coal fields. The extent
of these new fields is so great that nobody
has yet attempted to follow the example of
the Royal commissioner and figure out in
how many hundreds of years the coal supply of North America will be exhausted.
Poke-Root for Diphtheria-
If one realized the value of the common
poke-root a3 a remedial agent there would
be more gathering in the summer and fall
time for the purpose of using it in cases of
sickness through the winter. In a recent
report it was asserted that there are very
tew specific conditions where poke-root
cannot be used to great advantage. It is
a vegetable alterative, and acts most easily upon the glandular system, giving
prompt relief when the lymphatic glands
have beeu enlarged. In inflammation it is
also of great value as a poultice, and should
applied immediately when one's breasts
Queer Thin?*).
In the United States there are over 300
womeu undertakers.
A rattlesnake will not cross a hair rope.
Experienced campers, when they fear the
rattlesnakes are around, encircle their camp
with a hair lariat or tl��o, and feel secure.
An organist says that a cow moos in a
perfect fifth octave, or tenth ; a dog barks
in fifth or fourth ; a donkey brays in a perfect octave, and a horse neighs in a descent
on the chromatic scale.
Scientists are ofthe opiuion that Avery's
Island, situated in the delta of the Mississippi, is composed below the top soil entirely of salt. The salt occurs in more or less
transparent masses, and is quarried for export,
In Paris they first utilize rats to clear the
flesh from the bones of carcases, then kill
the rats, use up the fun for trimmings, the
skins for gloves, their thigh-bones for toothpicks and their tendons and bones for gelatine wrappers.
James Glaisher, the well-known Scotch
meteorologist, asserts, after long investigation, that the ninth day of the moon is
the most rainy of the whole twenty eight,
and that in the first and the last weeks of
the moon's age the rainfull is less than the
average. The records kept by Mr. Glaisher
also indicate 4 o'clock 111 the afternoon as
the rainest hour in the day.
There is no doubt tint persons are often
moonstruck, particularly in tho tropics.
There is In port to-dty the master of a
vessel whose face is honibly distorted by a
shock from the moon's ray while he was
crossing the equator ou his way north. On
warships no one is allowed to sleep on deck,
and tlie lural rays, therefore, cannot reach
them but on merchant vessels, where there
is less discipline, ospetially in hot weather,
tars sleep on deck, mil are often picked up
insensible iu the mon ing.
have become sore from any cause. In certain
diphtheric cases it acts so wonderfully
that it is being used in most hospitals as a
remedy. The best preparation is a tincture
of poke-root gathered in the autumn of the
year. Tho fresh roots should be gathered
then, and dried just enough to evaporate
what water there is. Then cut the roots
intosmall pieces, and add twice as much
clear alcohol as there are roots. Put this
away in a dark room and let it stand for
eight days, keeping it cool meanwhile.
After this period has elapsed filter it, and
keep the liquid in a dark-colored, well-
stoppered bottle until needed for use. The
usual dose internally is from ten to twenty
drops in four ounces of water, and taken
about every two or four hours. This is a
homemade preparation that should be kept
in the house at all times, for its remedial
value is great.
The Absinthe Habit.
Oneof the worst drugs that is afflicting
France to-day, and which is rapidly working into favor in this country, is the deadly absinthe, the greenish yellow liquid that
so many quaff with relish. This decoction
is playing wild havoc with the nerves ot the
French people, and is filling the asylums
with thousands of lunatics. In this
country it is increasing rapidly in popularity, and where a few years ago it was not
known here it is now for sale at nearly
every hotel and bar-room. This liquid is
quaffed in large quantities throughout the
day, a subject generally beginning with
one or two glasses, and ending with a
dozen or more. Though less injurious for
a time than morphine, it works as much
harm in the end. It stimulates the nerves,
soothes them, and gives to the patient a
quiet, dreamery feeling. This, however,
is always followed by the reaction, and in
time the weakened nerves cannot li' e without it. They crave it so that the person is
almost compelled to drink it to quiet himself. It does not pay to dally with the terrible curse, for it is more insidioue than a
serpent, and more wily than the blandishments of woman's charms. It has ruined
more constitutions in France than any one
war, and it i3 working gradually the same
direful results in the United States.
The deadly drug comes from wormwood,
and it is really the juice of this plant,
which grows abundantly in the valleys of
the Swiss Alps. The discovery of the peculiar qualities of the juice of the wormwood
was made by an enterprising physician in
the French army, who some Bixty years
ago prescribed it to the soldiers in Algiers
to counteract the debilitating effect of the
climate and hard marching. The bitterness
of the plant made a good tonic, and it was
for this reason that the physician prescribed
it. It did help all of those who took it,
but the whole army soon got to taking it
in large quantities. It became the favorite
drink of the army, and was then imported
to France where the fashionable and social
set took it up as good tonic beverage.
When taken in small quantities it is a good
tonic, and works successfully, but its
danger lies in the desire to continue taking
it for every little complaint. The upper
leas-es of the wormwood plant are taken
and bruised with hyssop, calamus, and
anise. After this tlie absinthe wort is distilled, and mixed with sugar, alcohol, and
other ingredients. It is a species of narcotic that is rather distastelul, and a acquired
taste is necessary for it; hut as it is now
mixed and sold at hotels it is not so unpleasant. The drink was Iirst introduced into
this country by the French-Canadian immigrants, and it has spread rapidly, as
must evils do, to the principal cities all
over the country. The mania for its subtle and poisonous charms is hard to explain;
it is as much a mystery as that of morphine.
y and
lower notes
verntnent to
to year and
of course,
Fellinz Trees With Gun Uottoa-
A chain of compress'd cakes of gun col-
ton tied around the trunk of tho largest
sised trees and exploded will, by lhe action
of their violence, cut diwn tlio tree instantly and na smoothly asthonsfh done by an
axin the hands of -an expert woodsman.
Timber cutters working among the forest
giants of Montana, Mako and Washington
declare it, to be the cheapest nnd most economical mode of felling trees that has yet
beni devised. Only experienced persons
wilb suitable electrical apparatus for exploding the dangerous materials used in
tliii operation should attempt such short
cuts in time and labor saving.
'fhe number of fires in the  metropolis
is: year was considerably above theater-
age   It appears Irom the report of the
alvage Corps that 3, Ull fires were
attended by the Metropolitan Fire Brigade,
or at the rate of nearly nine a day. This
is ��4 more thau In the previous year, and
811 more than the average of the nine years
A Virginia maid jumped from a window
of ler Roanoke home to join her lover and
elotk She was picked up with a broken
logJtaken toa church yard and pitched up,
anuJthe wedding came oil on time,'
The Use ofthe Toice-
There is no sound more pleasing to the
ear than a clear, well-modulated and musical voice, but only one in a thousand pos-
3esses or knows how to use such a voice.
One should make an etlbrt to cultivate and
use the voice uroperly for health's sake as
well as for the pleasure it gives. FHo?u-
tionary exercises should be practised daily,
for this strengthens the.voice, throat and
lungs. Women as a rule are inclined to
pitch their voice too high and men too low,
so that the former is too shrill and squeaky
to sound well, and the latter too hcav
monotonous for effect. The
ire the hardest to use, and one should try
to use them every day, as it will bring out
new qualities in the voice never dreamed
of before. Nervousness will often prevent
a public speaker from commanding his
vaice, but if it is used continually every
day In exercise ihis rarely occurs. The
person may be nervous, but bis voice wiil
triumph over ii, and show the results of
practise and use.
How to Work off Human Fat-
Hun an fat is composed of 79 per
cent, carbon, a little over II percent,
hydrogen, and a little over nine per cent,
oxygen. Of course this fat cannot lie accumulated unless its ingredients are taken
into the body in food. The food whicli has
a preponderence of these ingredients can be
worked off by open air exercise, because the
oxygen ofthe air uniting with tlie carbon
goes out of the lungs in the form of carbonic
acid gas and relieves the system of so much
fat. This is the reason why people who
lead an open air life or live in the country
uron mountains and breathe a great deal of
fresh air are less likely to be corpulent than
business men, shopkeepers and others who
arc habitually in tho atmosphere with less
oxygen and who take less exercise. Open-
air respiration is one of tiie i,ejt ways oi
workin; off fat.
An adult labouring man uses up
five ounces of his muscle every day.
about TROUT
.-��� LAKE .
The above town site is now on the market, and lots are being
rapidly bought up by local parties. It is situated at the north end of
Trout Lake, in the famous
which is going to be one of the RICHEST MINING REGIONS in
America. NUMEROUS RICH CLAIMS have been found close to this
town site, which will make it the DISTRIBUTING POINT for an
IMMENSE TRACT OF COUNTRY. It is the only level land at the
north end of the lake. The owners intend to expend money on streets
and other improvements in the Spring. The trail from Lardeau City,
on Arrow Lake, to Kootenay Lake, runs through the town site. For
the NEXT THIRTY DAYS corners will be sold at $150 and insides
For further particulars appiy to
at the Head Office, Nelson, B.C., or to
Local Agent,


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