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Miik teitttiim
Vol. I.
No. i e.
MERCHANT'S HOTEL, corner of McNoely
and Columbia Streets. Best Wines
und Olgars kept constantly on hand. JAS.
CASH, Proprietor. 	
ROOM. Oysters fresh daily. All game
in season. Open day and nliflit. Moals at
all hours, First-classcusino. NoChlnatnen.
HARRY HUGHES, Proprietor.
GROTTO HOTEL. This House lias beon
thoroughly renovated and refurnished,
and tlie proprietor solicits a share of public
pat'onsfe. MEALS, 35 cents. Whitecooks.
o. it. sMALL. Proprietor,
/"VIIEEN'S HOTEL, corner Clement and
U, Oolumbla Streets. G. H. WILLIAMS,
Proprietor. First-class lu every particular.
Pure Wines and Liquors, and choice brands
of Cigars.
TllIE TELEGRAPH HOTEL. Front street,
opposite to the Forry Landing. Nothing hut choicest of liquors and cigars. Telephone it"., P. O. Box B9. HOGAN BROS.,
CLEVELAND HOTEL, opposite Hcll-lrv-
Ing & Patterson'saook. First-class oooks
and attentive waiters. The bar is stocked
with prime Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
IIRF.NNAN BROS., Proprietors.
OCCIDENTAL HOTEL, cornor Columbia
and Begblo Stroots, New Wostmlnstwr.
B. C. Rates for Board and Lodging: Por
day, 11.00; por week, $5.50. The best of Wines.
Liquors and Olgars dispensed at tho bar.
.1. 0. GRAY. Proprietor,	
DEPOT HOTEL, Columbia Street, New
Westminster, The best 11.00 a day house
in Canada. The rooms are superior, and the
Hotel Is well adapted to the needs of families,
to whom spocial rates are given. Board by
tho week at reduced rates. P. O. BILODEAU,
HOTEL DOUGLAS, corner of Columbia
and MeKenzie Streets. New Westminster. American and European plan. Shaving
parlor attached, under tho management of
D. Walker. Restaurant open day and night,
Sample room forcommerclals. A..I. I'OLJflllS,
Proprietor. Telephone 111.   P.O. Box 334.
New Westminster. This Is the popular
Hotel of the city. Airy and well f urnlslied
rooms. Ousinc department carefully supervised, and the dining tables supplied with
ull the luxuries of the season. Banquets
spread to order. Late suppers provided at
short notice. Choice Wines, Liquors ami
Cigars in the sample room. A. VAOHON,
$1 per Tear I
The publishers of the Pacific Canadian, In order to reach the peoplo of this
Province, have decided to place the subscription price at tho very low figure of
81.00 por year. This placos tho paper
within the reach of all, even in hard |
times, and there is no othor way that a
dollar can be Invested to bettor advantage. In tho family circle a healthy
newspaper is almost invaluable as an
oducator. Havo tho Canadian come to
your hearth and make the wholo house
glad. Try It for thro.; months for
25 cents.
MANN & SMITH. Light and heavy drny-
ing of all kinds. Household furniture
carefully removed, and special attention
given to removing pianos, safes, etc. Mill
wood teamed to order. Express at all hours.
Telephone 86. ,
FOR Sale or exchange for property in B. O.
One hundred acres of land In Manltoulin
Island���50 acres cleared, balance good hardwood and cedar. Four miles from county
town, 1 mile from school, good house, good
water. Title good. Adrcss, Subscriber.
Office Pacific Canadian.
Pure Bred Berkshire
The undersigned, breeder of Pure Bred
Berkshire Swlno. has always on hand pigs of
ull ages, which will lie sold at reasonable
prices.   Applv to
Cloverdale. B.C.
New goods arriving daily at
Don't place your orders before
seeing our Stock.
Opposite Masonic lllock,
Mainland Track and Dray
Draylng & Teaming Promptly
Attended to.
Agents for T. Hembrough A Co.'s lirick,
Tile and Pottery Works.
Orders received for Gllley& Rogers'Coal.
The new and Most Elegantly
��� ���
Stkam Radiators in Evrrv Room,
Together With Bath Accomodations, Excki.ent Park,
���Fine Service.���
We Lead; Others Follow.
A HAPPY New Yeah.
AFTER to-morrow date your letters
Messrs. W. McDonagh, of Otter, T.
I!. Lolth, of Mud Hay, and D. McLennan
of Clayton, school teachers, are calling
on old friends horo. Thoy gave the
Canadian sanctum a cheory call.
Mayor Curtis entertained tho mom-
bers of tho City Council and City officials
at a choice supper at the Guichon hotel
Tuesday night aftor the adjournment of
the Council. Everything passed oft
The weather during the fore part of
the week was the most delightful imaginable. The bright frosty nights and
warm sun-shiny days made almost Ideal
conditions for Christmas time.
Christmas was quietly observed In
Westminster on Monday last It is safe
to say most people thoroughly enjoyed
tho holiday and Its good cheer, while any
cases of distress among the needy wero
relieved by benevolent Individuals and
Indian Jack, who Is to be hanged
January 15th with his son Peter, for
murdering A. E. Pittendrigh, has regained his health. Jack collapsed completely after his trial, and tbe doctor did
not expect he could live to tne end of the
Mr. D. M. Robertson, of Tlnehead, Is
out as a candidate for Ward 1 in the
Surrey Council. Mr. Robertson was
brought out some time since to oppose
the present representative of the ward,
with whose action the past year many
electors are dissatisfied.
Mears, brother of the man recently
convicted of murdering O'Connor, who
was accused at the time of the trial of
intimidating one of the chief witnesses,
and subsequently skipped, was arrested
a few days ago by Officer Calbick and is
now behind the bars In Westminster.
It is pleasant to record that tho Y. M.
C. A. here has successfully emulated
Vancouver in the recent canvass, the
result of which was announced on Sun-
nay evening. The subscriptions number
235, representing the amount of $6,000,
which clears the floating debt and provides for the expenses of next year.
Mr. R. B. Kelly, of Westminster
Junction, was taking in tho Market
yesterday in quest of Big Turkeys for
his shooting match, which comes off today at the Junction. It is so convenient
to run out on the train, and the sport is
so seasonable, that there is sure to be a
large attendance and a good day's fun.
Mr. John Keary, of Kensington Prairie, has announced himself as a candidate for the representation of Ward 4
in Surrey Council. He is a man much
esteemed by his neighbors, and has the
qualities to make a first-rate representative. He is certain to be elected, and
although a new man In the council, the
peoplo of bis ward will expect good
services from him, and feel that they will
not be disappointed.
The contractors for tho Maple Ridge
dyking scheme, in which 7,050 acres aro
to be redeemed from the Lillooet river,
received word from the Premier by wire
Monday that the Government will
guarantee four per cent, interest on the
bonds and amend the provisional act relating to reclaiming lane's. Tbe Dyking
Co. attempted to float the bonds and
found the peoplo were chary about taking them as the act could not be readily
interpreted. Tho hank was appealed to
for funds. They referred the matter to
Marshall & McNeill, who gave It as their
opinion that It was not advisable to advance the money unless the act was
amended and more explicitly phrased;
hence the present action of the Government, which Is received with great satisfaction.
The Victoria Colonist gives the following brief sketch of "Tom" York, who
died of la grippe at Sumas on Thursday
of last week: Thomas York, one of the
earliest pioneers of the Province, and as
well known as any man In Die country
between Victoria and Cariboo, died at his
home, Upper Sumas. Thursday morning,
aged th years, Influenza was the Immediate cause of deatii.    Thomas York
was ono of tl nal miners who camo out
from Brlerly mn, Staffordshire, England, under the Hudson Itay Co. In 1854.
He   lirst   worked  at tlie Naiiiiimo coal
mines, and subsequently at the Whatcom
mines. In tlie gold excitement of 18.J8
he was one of the first parly to locate, at
Yale, anil successfully mined near there
for a few months. During tlie fall of
1858 he entered into the hotel business
at Yale, and was one of the first hotel
proprietors of the town. It was a
memorable hostelry to the men in the
earlv mining days of Cariboo. Ho successfully carried on business for a period
of ten years. Leaving the town In 1808,
he located land on Sumas prairie, llo
waB at one time a partner of O. L.
Romano, who ran a ferry across the
Fraser at tho point where Alexandria
bridge now stands, ferrying all the
freight across for the miners located on
tho Eraser. Mr. York's son, Fraser, was
the first white child born in Yalc.and was
named aftor tbe river.
Many subscribers of the Pacific Canadian will lind by inspecting the address label on their paper that their term
of subscription expires with this issue.
We will be very glad to have them renew
for another term, and will also be glad
to receive their remittances. Small sums
counted by the hundred aggregate a
large sum, and we expect our friends to
respond promptly, for we havo every
reason to believe the Canadian is appreciated in its constituency. We will
not bo too hasty in striking off subscribers who overlook their little payments;
but ono thing we will do promptly, and
that is strike off the list overy man who
intimates to us that he does not care to
receive the paper. The Canadian goes
on its merit, as the best newspaper published west of Ontario for $1 per year,
and it will soon have the largest list of
subscribers of any journal In British
Regarding the recont attempted
escape of Penitentiary prisoners here,
the Vancouver World publishes the following Item which may be taken for
what it is worth; "Certain facts concerning tho Penitentiary shooting affray,
which took place ten days ago, have
loakod out, and it is reported, tho affair
will bo ventilated in the courts. It has
been learned from what is believed to bo
a reliable source, that James Kennedy
was shot by Guard Smith without apparent cause. That Kennedy did try to
escape is true, but he was recaptured
and was going quietly along when, it is
alleged, Smith shot him with his revolver in the calf of the left leg, being only
about a foot away at the time. Two
guards can swear to this fact, so it Is
There was a small market yesterday.
The supply of produce was not large and
purchases were slow. Chickens wero
still in demand, and large turkeys were
asked for. There is a small demand for
beets and parsnips. Apples are overdone
in all lines, but there is sale for choice
lots. Quotations do not vary much from
last week, and are as follows;
Ducks, 60 to 70 cents each. Geese,
live, $1.50; dressed, $1.50 to $2.25. Turkeys (too many small birds) $1.50 to $2
alive: dressed, $1 to $2. Chickens, live,
$4.50 to $5; dressed, 40 to 55 cents. Hens,
$6 per doz.
Butter, 55 to 60 cents per roll. Eggs,
37% to 45 cents per dozen.
Pork, 8 conts; Beef.forcquarters, $4.50;
hind-quarters, $6.50; cuts, 7 to 11 cents.
Mutton, by the carcase, 9 cents; cuts,
11 to 13 conts.
Hay, $13 per ton.
Oats, $25; wheat, $28 to $30; peas,
none; barley, none.
Potatoes, stiffening, 816 to $18; turnips,
$9; white carrots, $9; red carrots, $12.50;
mangolds, $9; beets, scarce, 1 cent; parsnips, 1 cent; cabbage, 1 cent; onions,
IH to 1% cents.
Apples, $1 to $1.25 per box.
Cranberries, 35 cents per gallon.
Correspondence Pacific Canadian.
Sharp frosts have succeeded the late
heavy rains, and we are now enjoying
seasonable weather.
The work of brushing out the last remaining mile of the H'jorth Road under
the superintendence of Mr. Neil Mclsaac
is going ahead. Councillor Bothwell,
however, seems to bo throwing every
obstacle he can in way of socuring this
much needed improvement, which would
shorten our journey to town by over five
As showing the great dissatisfaction iu
tbo settlement regarding our newly established Post Offico, a petition containing over fifty names has been secured,
and will bo forwarded to Ottawa asking
that it be placed as originally petitioned
for. The settlers are manfully keeping
their pledge not to use the office in any
shape or form until tho wishes of the
majority are respected.
The committee appointed by the Presbytery of Westminster to inquire Into
the case of discipline from Tlnehead
Church, mot at Cloverdale last week.
To the charges of having used profane
language, Sabbath breaking, and falsehood, verdicts of guilty, a caso of In_
advertance, and not proven wero respec-"
lively returned. The accused who was
seeking election aselder, made many mistakes during the trial; but his fatal
mistake was In not denying in toto all
three charges, as from tlieone-slded way
In which the caso was conducted he
would without doubt have been fully
acquitted, Hard swearing, endeavoring
to clear the delinquent was the, order ui
the day. Such conduct, however, does
not lend to elevate tbe religious tono of
any church.
The fanners hereabout aro wondering
who is looking after the contractors on
Coast Meridian road work. The ditching at best Is only half done, and the
| newly laid corduroy lias had to be re-
i peatedly rclald. The sooner tbe Council
sends a practical man to look Into this
matter the better. No wonder they are
looking out for a new councillor In Ward
Our only successful sportsman Mr.
Albert Ward has succeeded in bagging
three line deer and two largo bears
Our annual social was hold In the
school house on Thursday last. The
Rev. Mr. McElmon, of Cloverdale, presided. The attendance though largo
was not so numerous as In previous
years. Several good songs and recitations were rendered. Tho dance whicli
followed was much enjoyed.
Christmas Examination of Haney Public
The closing examinations of the above
school took placo on Wednesday 20th
There was a large number of visitors
present. Taking into consideration the
inclemency of the weather and the
frightful condition of the roads throughout the section, the large attendance of
parents and friends showed that a
donp intorest is taken in the welfare of
the children of this soction.
After the morning exercises were gone j
through,  a  bountiful  repast was  provided and served by the ladies,  consisting of chicken, pies,  cakes and all the
nice things children delight In.
Tho exercises being resumed the various classes were thoroughly questioned
on the different subjects, and the ready
answers given testlliod to the knowledgo
acquired by tho pupils. At the completion, tho parents expressed thomselvos
much pleased nt what they saw and
heard, and congratulated the teacher,
Mr. F. MeKenzie, on the highly satisfactory progress mado by the children.
In reply tho teacher assured them he
had tried to do his duty and felt pleased
to know his efforts had been satisfactory.
Ho thanked them for their attendance
at his first examination In Haney and in
conclusion wished them tho "Compliments of the Season."
The National Anthem being sung, the
children were dismissed for their Xmas
holidays, which will continue until January loth.
The following programme was Intermixed with the various classes;
Recitation, "Welcomo," by F.Stephens.
Recitation, "The Farmer's Boy," by
D. A. McCannel.
Recitation, "Boys' Rights" by Archie
Recitation, "Which Loved Best," by
Alberta Cook.
Recitation, "My Country," by D. B.
Recitation, "Old Reading Class," by
Herbert Ansell.
Speech, by Essie Best.
Recitation, "Grandma's Angel," by
Norma McCannel.
Dialogue "Trades," (10 boys.)
Recitation, ^'Somebody's Mother," by
Henry Richie.'
Recitation, "Lord Uln's Daughter," by
Thos. Marshall.
Recitation, "The Two Stockings," by
May Best.
Recitation, "Robin's Even Song," by
Frank Cook.
Song, "Shoemaker John," Norma and
Hume McCannel.
Recitation, "When Santa Claus Comes,"
by Mary Ferguson.
Speech, by Charlie Cook.
Recitation, "Conceited Grasshopper,"
by Allie Cook.
Ser<g, "Prayer on the Pier," Mamie
and D. A. McCannel.
Speech, by Hume McCannel.
Rectltatlon, "Schoolboys' Troubles,"
by John Marshall.
Recitation, "I'm but a Little Fellow,"
Hector Ferguson.
Dialogue, "Susa's Lesson," by Norma
and D. A. McCannel.
"Farewell," by Tillie Marshall.
"Good-bye," by Frank Stephens.
Winnipeg, Dec. 26.���E. E. Harloy,
bookkeeper for Hough & Campbell,
lawyers, decamped two weeks ago, $8,000
short In his accounts. The police have
been working quietly, and traced him
from Winnipeg to the Pacific coast, from
whero ho returned to Reglna, and wa9
arrestod there this morning.
A New Year's Dream.
From an occasional Contributor,
The clock has just struck 12 midnight.
The last moment of the year 1893 has
passed. 1 am feeling gloomy, sad and
blue. I am here alone In a big barn-like
house, full of queer noises. I can hear
my own heart beat, I may say, and have
been half sleeping, I believe, and dreaming. 1 dreamt it was raining heavily,
and I was standing on the bank of -the
mighty Fraser river in my evening
clothes, and long stovo-pipe baton, looking at tbo procession of Government
officials, mayor and aldermen of Now
Westminster City coining to call on me
the Mayor of Liverpool. First in the
long troupe was our Premier Dowing to
the surfs below (not, observe, serfs of
tbe Columbian), smiling and rubbing his
hands, conversing with Mr. Brown,
M.PP. They were making it up as they
walked on over the beautiful structure.
Davie said: "Well, you've got it up. Not
a bad job. Wonder whether our new
building will ever be as well finished?"
Just then M.PP. Brown slipped and fell
bang in the river. Kitchen and Sword
both were thought by onlookers to have
jumped in to save their leader; but not
so, tho Premier's remarks about the
buildings had been caught by them and
thoy collapsed with their chief. Kitchen
was heard to remark to Sword as they
struck the wator: "Wo aro fairly lu tlie
soup," Sword replying "This sharpens
my weapon." Both struck out manfully
for shore. All three rolled on to the
railway track. Kitchen and Sword ex-
! claimed together: "Who has pulled up
the track?" aud -tho City men said
"Sb-e-e-e!" And not another word was
said, until Sword with a hideous roar,
"Let us Ford the river home!" Then
Aldermen Herring came, looking so
chirpy, Ills mouth shut firmly, but grinning. Just as be arrived on the Incline
towards South  side of   the  Phantom
Bridge, an enormous Snow Ball some
tons In weight came rolling along and
over went the Druggist, and the various
members of the piscatorial societies of
the Fraser river, seeing the accident lo
their brother, and thinking he might
drug thoir daily drink, arrrived en masse
headed by an enormous sturgeon, on
whose back he mounted and was carried
down to W. Ladner's garden to land.
The various members then feeding on
cabbago, Herring alone declining. He
said, "I havo a bono to pick with you."
Thu Minlstor of Finance then slid down
on a wire to Punch's, singing aloud,
"Well, wo are tho interest ahead for a
year!" This scorned to trouble me, but
Robbie Burns, who was selling liquor
wholesale explained It to me by double
entry. He oponod a book and read "The
Odds and How to Lay Them." This 1
cannot understand. I fail to sec the
connection, I've laid the odds. So did
Herring on the bridge. Then there was
a general stampede for Punch's, and on
my arrival I heard our Silent Member
holding forth brilliantly. Editor Kennedy had arrived, hence tho cause. "You
are on my dunghill now, sir! I'll let you
know what a Hopper lsl" and so on.
Then ladles of W.C.T.U. and Salvation Army flocked Into Punch's spacious
bar room. Proposing drinks to settle
matters, oau de vio was suggested by a
wag, and we all drank. One lady being
told It, wac tho water of life drank
eagerly and noarly choked. Another old
gal winked, swallowed it, as if she had
been accustomed to a little blue ruin
In the early morn. Then wo all sang to
to a hymn tune, "Sweet spirit, hear my
For some moments my dream was very
confused. At last 1 saw the dear old
K. do K., with Capt. Grant as pilot,
steaming into Liverpool lowing a shadow
of a bridge, with Capt. Card and Mouneo
walking home across tho bridge with
bags of boodle made by tho Surrey,
which they said had sunk as the clock
struck twelve. Then it was unanimously agreed the K. de K. should bo ^commissioned. "Let us go back to the good
old times" was tho song vociferously
sung by all, headed by Joe Armstrong.
Ayer's Jerry Pectoral Is accountable for
all this nonsense and dear old grippe.
A Now Year's story dreamt and written
a la Dumas, by
Poverty Hill Dairy Farm, Liverpool.
We do not hold ourselves responsible for the
opinions of correspondents.
Surrey Roads.
To the Editor of tho Pacific Canadian.
Sir,���As the time of year approaches,
when the free and independent electors
will be called upon to elect suitable persons to represent them and their Interests
in the several Municipal Councils of the
country, it occurs to me that now would
be a good time to pause and review, not
only the work of the past year, but In
the light of the experience gained during
a series of years, consider if it Is not
poss.ble to effect improvements in many
ways in the administration of municipal
affairs. As the construction and repair
of the roads In a ruraljmunlcipallty Is, or
ought to be, one of the most important
matters requiring the attention of the
ratepayers; not because this one or that
one Is interested in them particularly,
but because the well-being, comfort, progress, and rapid development of any
given neighborhood is dependent in a
great measure on the condition of the
public roads. This granted, the necessity for a proper and well-devised system
of road supervision and maintenance becomes apparent. And right here I would
direct the attention of my fellow ratepayers of Surrey to the careful consideration of the policy hitherto adopted in the
expenditure of the public money on road
consti notion, and if possible discover In
the light of past experience if a better
and more economical system cannot be
inaugurated for the future. In the first
place there has been expended on the
public roads of this Corporation since our
incorporation in 1879 somewhere in the
neighborhood of $70,000. Now this is a
large sum, and it occurs to my mind,
under the present system, has tbe
amount been expended to best advantage? Have we a fair proportion of the
benefits we should have from the expenditure of that sum? Is tho work
done of such a permanent character that
we can say we now have good value for
the money? For myself, I am obliged to
confess we havo not. Then the question
arises, why not? I answer because of
almost utter lack of system pursued in
laying out, superintending, and the
execution of tho contracts. In many
instances, tho incompetence, or worse,
of the parties having the work iu charge,
or a fear of offending a supporter by
strictly and honestly enforcing a compliance with the conditionsof the various
contracts, has been the cause, of much
inefficient work boing accepted. Heuco
the conviction forces itself upon the
minds of many that it would be Immensely to tbe advantage of the ratepayers of tlie Corporation if there were
a thoroughly competent road superintendent appointed, responsible direct to
tho Council, who could intelligently lay
out and superintend in a practical and
business-like manner all road contracts,
have the work done at tbo proper timo
of year, and relieve tlie several councillors of the unpleasant duly of refusing to
accept inferior o- incomplete workmanship from supporters, friends or brothers
even, whom he may fear to offend by a
strict adherence to duty. The manner
of performing and commuting for statute
labor could also be Improved Immensely.
Of that," with your permission, I will
have something to say later.
Henry T. Thrift.
Hazelmere, B.C., Dec. 26, '1)3.
land, for which they have done nothing
nor givon any equivalent, these parties are a hindrance of ihe worst kind to.
the development of the country, and if.
as in the case of the Pemberton Meadows lands sharks, they have paid the:
Government $20,000, they have all thev
paid for, having acquired tho land at.
the Government prico. They do not
propose to improve such lauds themselves and there is no opportunity for
actual settlers to obtain other lands Ini
the neighborhood, hence if it is necessary to construct a road into their property through an almost Inaccessible-
district, they should bo compelled to provide for and havo such road constructed
as a condition to thorn retaining the-
ownership after the lapse of a certain,
Hence ono can but feel that It Is tho
duty of evory voter and ratepayer In
the Province to oppose, bv ovory honorable means In his powor, the unjustifiable,,
selfish and unpatriotic oxpondlturo of
largo sums of public money for the private advantage of tho element most detrimental to tho best interests of a new-
country���viz., the unlmprovlng landi
I trust the Canadian will maintain,
the uncompromising and really independent
though Pacific stand hitherto adopted
In regard to these wildcat schemes.
Yours, etc.,     H. T, T..
Pemberton Meadows Lands.
i To the Editor of Paolflo Canadian.
Sin.���It Is very  gratifying to observo
the fearless manner in  which the Cana-
, Di.x.n   has on  each  occasion dealt with
the latest independent or Pemberton Moa-
i dOWfl wagon road tcliemt,     As an old plo-
j neer in assisting to open up und developu
! a new district,  and  knowing  from ex-
j pcrience somewhat of the difficulties tho
lirst  settlers  have  to  contend  with  in
; hewing a home out of  the wilderness of
B. C, one would not  by act or word do
| anything that would  interfere with, or
j in any way be a hindrance to, the con-
I struction of a road or roads entered upon
I for the purpose of giving access to any
portion of the public domain of tbo Provlnco to actual settlers.   In fact, as fast
as the land can bo surveyed and made
available for settlement, facilities should
be provided for all  who wish to take up
lands and make homos for themselves to
do so.   But for any number of persons
to go into any given section of the Province and gobble up all the available
choice lands therein, with a view to compelling actual settlers to pay tbem possibly five hundred per cent or moro advance on the Government price of such
Slabbing Affray In Victoria.
An Italian named Rafael Pulltan, a
resident of Humboldt street, caused the
police of Victoria considerable trouble
last Saturday evening. During the evening he got into a quarrel with a fellow-
countryman named Joe Nucci, the particulars of which he could not well
explain, ihe result being two cuts underneath his left shoulder blade, one on bis
left arm a little below the elbow, and
another on the right hand. Pulltan first
found his way to Morrison's drug store,
alter he had emerged from the row,,
where the police were communicated!
with. Sergeant Hawton immediately had
the unfortunate man removed to the city-
police station, where his wounds were-
unofficially examined, the cuts showing:
signs of having been inflicted by a small,
In order to make sure that the wounds-1
were not dangerous the sergeant then
had tbe man removed to the Jubilee hospital, where the Injuries were properly-
attended to. Pulltan says that he was
stabbed with a long dagger knife, and
that his assailant has been threatening:
to kill htm for some time past under no>
provocation whatever. As the man was-,
considerably under the Influence of
liquor, however, a clear story of how hist
trouble occurred could not be obtained.
The police are nevertheless well acquainted with Nucci, having parted himi
and Pulltan In fights before.
When the wounds were examined lm
the hospital by Dr.-Richardson, they were.
found to be of a much more serious nature than was at first supposed, one of
the cuts in his back reaching to his lunge
and may result fatally. Nucci was
arrested late in the evening by Officers-.
Mowatt and Abel, on a charge of assaulting Pulltan with intent to do grevious.
bodily harm.
A Man Shot by a Provincial Constable.
Donald, B.C., Dec. 24.���John Barr, the-
foreman of the Columbia River Lnmber
Company, was shot here last night about.
7.30 p.m. by H. Redgrave, a Provincial constable. The circumstances as far
as can be gathered are as follows : Redgrave and Barr had a discussion in the
Forest House, which was not of a character to lead their friends to believe that
thero would be any trouble between
them, and they left the house together,,
talking in ordinary tones. Shortly after
Barr returned with a bullet hole in his
upper lip. saying that Redgrave had suddenly turned on him and shot him. Spocial constables were at once sworn in by-
Mr. W. G. Neilson, J.P.. and proceeded/
to search for Redgrave, who had disappeared. Dr. Symonds was sent for, and
ou his arrival Mr. Barr was taken upstairs and a search mado for the ball.
It was found that tbe shot had takem
effect in the upper lip, following theout-
side of the jaw, and burying itself lm
the muscles of the face, but owing to thei
great swelling of the cheek, it is Impossible to locate the bullet until the inflammation has been subdued. Mr. Ban-
Is a powerful man, and to this is due the*
manner in which he withstood a shock
which would havo prostrated most men-
Donald, B. C, Dec. 26.���Redgrave was;
found at his house and arrested on Saturday night. Mr. Barr has boon removed to Golden hospital. He Is doing
well, but the bullet bas not yet been extracted.     	
Purls, Dec. 22.���The police continue to
receive a h rge number of suspicious
looking packages, supposed by I heir
finders to be Infernal machines. These
packages lire either found in the streets
or aro addressed to Individuals, .Most ol
them on examination prove to be harmless aud are evidently Intended to mako
make people believe that, the Anarchists
are still actively at work. Some of the
packages, however, are ivullv dangerous. For Instance, one found a few days
ago ou the window sill of the Mairiu of.
I tho Thirteenth Arrondlssement, was;
found to contain a quantity of blasting
powder and seventy revolver cartridges.
A fuse had been attached to the package, but It had -iwlng to some defect in-
the arrangement, burned out without,
causing an explosion. On the naekago-
wero Inscribed the words, "Death to the-
Bourgeoise!" August Vaillant, the anarchist, undor arrest for causing the explosion in tho Chamber of Deputies,.
which crime he has confessed, has received donations amounting to 3,000>
francs sinco he was lodged In prison.
London, Dec. 22.���Edward Stanhope,,
secretary of state for war from 1887 to
1892, In the cabinet of Lord Salisbury,
died suddenly this morning at Seven Oaks,.
Kent.   Ho was born in 1840. ���JSTEW   WESTMINSTER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   DEO.   30,  1893.
In  White  and  Colors
These Goods are similar to  those  manufactured by  the late
New Westminster Woollen Mills, and guaranteed all wool.
624 & 626 Columbia Street. New  Westminster.
Rare Chance to Purchasers.
We are giving up business in New
Westminster and  going  into our
new store in Vancouver,
and in order to avoide the great expense of moving, will sell
out our present stock at great reduced prices to make room
for new goods, for the next sixty days.
C ener   Hardware,    Nails,    Stoves,
Spades,    Axes,    Axes   Handled,
Axe    Handles,  Picks,   Mattocks,     Wedges,    Cook
Stoves.   Heating  Stoves,   Agate  Ware,
Tin Ware, House
White Lead,   Etc., Etc.
Cunningham Hardware Co
Hop Lee's Laundry.
(Successors to BOUCHER AT & Co.)
Special Attention pen to the Mainland Trade.
Who  carries  the  largest and best selected stock
of woollens in the city ?
His goods are all new and of the latest design,
and he
Guarantees a Good Fit and Workmanship, or no sale.
His prices are very reasonable, being from 22.00
up and you can depend on not getting shoddy goods
as there is none in his shop.
New Westminster, B. C.
ONK 01'
D.S. CURTIS &. Co., New Westminster,'
The above is the popular Liinudry of the
City. Rates are moderate, and the work
is done in a satisfactory manner.
M. Jensen, Shop 39 McKtnzie Street.
Old Furniture repaired and made to look
like new.   Furniture mado to order.
A call solicited. Carpenterwork promptly attended to.
60 DAYS.
Alarm Clocks S1.25, former price $2.00.
Solid Silver, stem wind American Watch
$8.00, former price $12.00. Men's Gold-
Filled (guaranteed 15 years) Waltham
or Elgin, 812.50, former prico $18.00.
Rolled Gold Chains (guaranteed 5 years)
$2.00, former price $4.00.
30 per cent, discount on silver and
plated goods.
Watchmaker & Jeweler.
To Establish and Open Up
certain Roads in the District
of Coquitlam.
WHEREAS it is necessary to make and
open up certain new roads within tho
District of Ooquitlam ;
Be lt enacted therefore by the Reeve and
Oonncll of the Corporation of tlie District of
Coquitlam as follows:
That from and after the passage of this
By-law the Council pursuant to tho Municipal Act 1892 enter upon, expropriate, break
up and use for roads and highways the lands
more particularly described: hereinafter, the
same Dclng- within the jurisdiction of the
Council, viz.:
Road No. 1���Lying, situate and being on
Lot 231, Group 1, New Westminster District, and more particularly described as
follows ;
Beginning at the eastern end of Road No. 6
as described In the Coquitlam Road By-law
of 1892. thence running In a north-easterly
direction along the north-westerly boundary
of proposed dyke reservation to the intersection with tho Coast Meridian. Said described line to be 10^i feet from dyko reserve
and to be the centre of a 113 ft, road.
Road No. V���Lying-, situate und being on
Sec, 5 aud (i. Township 40, and Lots 4013. 464,
and 379, Township 39, New Westminster District. More particularly described as follows :
Beginning at a point on the westerly bunk
of the Pitt River and ou the southern
boundary of tho N. E. H of Sec. 5, Township
49, thence duo west to the easterly bank of
the Coquitlam River ; thence south-westerly
along said bank to the line between lots 380
and 494 ; thence south to the S. E. corner of
Lot 380 ; thence west to the east bank of the
Coquitlam Kiver.
Said road to be 33 feet wide und said described line to be the southern boundary of
said roud from point of commencement to
the S. E. corner of Lot 479, thence to terrninul
point said described line to be the centre of
Road No. II���Lying, situate and being on
Lot 112, Group 1, New Westminster District.
More particularly described as follows :'
Beginning ut tlie N. W. corner of Lot 112,
Group 1, New Westminster District; thenco
south along the west boundary of said Lot
112 to tlie intersection with the Pipe Line ;
thence west along pipe line 18 ch. 33 links ;
thence west 30�� Suuth 13 eh. 43 links to Pitt
River Roud. Suid described line to be the
centre of u UO ft, road.
Road No, 4���hying, sltuato and being on
Lots 369, 3ti!). 30), 303, 362, 30.1, 374 und 378,
Group 1, New Westminster District, More
particularly described as follows :
Beginning whoro the Austin road leaves
the western boundary of Lot No, 305 ; thence
North to tlie South-west corner of Lot 308;
thence East to the South-east corner of Lot
371; thence North to the S. \V, corner of Lot
3?.'; thence East to N. E. corner of Lot 378.
Said described line to be tlie centre of a 66
ft. road.
Road Ho. li���Lying, situate and being in
Soc. 8. Township 40. New Westminster District, and more particularly described as
follows :
Beginning at.a point on the north bunk of
North Pitt Meadows slough, where tin- east
boundary of Section s intersects it ; tiience
North along said east boundary to tlie N. E.
corner of said Sections for a distance of 33
ch.; thence North ',�� Baal 11 oh. to intersection of Road No,2 in Coquitlam Rood By-law
Said described line to be the centre of a
00 ft., road.
Road No. 0��� Lying, situate und being on
Lots 483 and 40). Group 1. New Westminster
District, und more particularly described as
follows :
Beginning Ut a point where tlie produced
eastern boundary of Lot No. 379. Group 1,
New Westminster District, Intersects the
New Westminster and Pitt River Bond;
tiience Nortii along said bearing of the eastern boundary of said Lot379 to the s. E. corner of said Lot 870; thence in a North-east-
erly direction through Lots 4ISI anil 404 to the
North boundary of said Lot 401.
Suid described line to be the centre of a
33 ft. roud.
Road No. t���Lying, situate anil being (U
Lots No. 401, 379and 380. Groiiu I. New Westminster District, und more particularly described as follows ;
Beginning at the point whoro Road No. 6
of   this   ity-luw  Intersects  the   southern
I..Hindu!-v   id   laid   Lot    I'll.   QfOUp   I.    New
Westminster District; thonce North westerly to Ilie point where I he Soul hern boundary
of Lot Hsu, Group, i. New Westminster lils-
irirt. moots ihe Eastern bank of the Ooquitlam River; thonooweat along said Houtnorn
boundary of Lo] HBO to a point low ft. from
the Northerly boundary of tho 0.P.Railroad i Ihenee wcslerly parallel Willi Said
Northerly boundary of <\ IV It. to the wesi
ern boundary of said Lot880.
Said described line to be Ihe centre of i
33 ii. road.
This By-law shall lake effeot on the flrsl
day oi January, ism.
This Ity-luw may be cited us tin; Oooultlalu
Hoad Ity'-law 1893.
Iieconsldered anil   finally   passed   anil  the
seal   of tiie   Corporation   attached
[L.S.I   this Eleventh duy of November. I8U8.
c. M.O.
The above Is a true eupy of a Bv-luw passed by f lie Municipal Council of the District
of Coquitlam on the nth day of November,
18113 A. D.i and all persons are hereby required to take notice that any one desirous
of applying to have such By-law or any purt
thereof fluashed, must make his application
for that purposo to the Supremo Court
within one month noxt after tho publication
of this By-luw In the British Columbia Gazette, or lie will bo too lato to bo heard in
that behalf.
R. D. IRVINE. C. M. C.
A I-osslble Solution of One of the Mysteries
of Science.
The main difference between anthracite and bituminous coal is that the former is devoid of volatile matter. Heretofore the theory generally accepted to
account for thia difference was that presented half a century ugo by Professor
Itodgers while conducting the first geo-
ligical survey of Pennsylvania. Observing that the anthracite beds lay in the
eastern part of the state in close proximity to the Archean axis of elevation, he
surmised that these coal beds had, so
to speak, been "coked" upon the elevation of the Appalachian chain���that is,
he supposed that the heat and pressure
accompanying the Appalachian elevation, actiug most vigorously near the
axis, had distilled and removed the volatile matter of the coal bed nearest it.
To adjuBt the theory of increasing
facts. Professor Lesley added the supposition that the heat involved in this
theory was brought up by conduction
when tho superincumbent layers of rock
wero extremely thick, whicli have since
been mainly removed by the erosive
agencies which have been active over the
region for millions of years. The inadequacy of these theories 1ms led Pro-
lessor J. J, Stevenson of the University
of New York to propound another and
simpler theory, which was ably defended
by him at tho recent meeting of tho Geological Society of America.
He would account for the lack of volo-
tilo mutter in anthracite coal by the Bim-
���ilo fact that it had been longer exposed
;o that kind of decay which takes placo
in vegetable matter when immersed in
water, and which consists chiefly in the
loss of the. hydrocarbons which constitute the volatilo elements in bituminous
coaL On this supposition the anthracite
beds are those which wero formed earliest in tho swamps and lagoons of the
carboniferous period and remained longest devoid of the covering of sedimentary
deposits, which subsequently preserved
then) from further change. Thi3 theory
is confirmed by the fact that there is no
?ttch strict relation of tho anthracite
beds to tho Appalachian axis of elevation ns Professor Rodgers had supposed
and by many other considerations vMob
Professor Stevenson is about to publish.
This simple cuuse seoms adequate to account for nil the phenomena und probably solves one of the long standing uiys-
i cries of geological science.���Independent.   ^*>~- ^
Saintly Use�� Hones.
Said one of a group of turfmen in the
cafe of the Brower House a night or two
a;.;o: "I shut up an old chap who was
railing against tho wickedness of racing
horses yesterday, and he wus shut up so
light that he stayed shut as long as I
waa about. It was on the ferry crossing to go to the track, and he was holding forth at a great rate to three young
men who sat near him and who had been
discussing the day's card. They didn't
appear to mind his lecture���in fact, they
teemed to rather enjoy it���but nevertheless 1 thought I'd chip in and make a
bluff at shutting off his steam.
"So I opened the last issue of 'Goodwin's Guide,' and said as solemnly as I
could, 'Sir, you must be in error about
tho utter wickedness of the turf, because
this little book shows that many racing
men select saintly names for their horses,
us, for instance, St. Anthony, St. Augustine, St. Croix, St. Cyr, St. Elmo, St.
[iubert, St. John, St. Leona. St. Lucas,
St. Luke, St. Maxim, St. Mark, St.
Michael, St. Pancras and St. Patrick, all
of which aro running this season.' All
tho old fellow said after staring ut me in
astonishment for a moment was: 'Well,
well, welll Dless my sou 11' and he was
heard no more."���New York Herald.
Music tho Kernel of Welsh Nature.
Music is the very soul and kernel of
the Welsh nature.' A musical ear is the
national birthright. Every Welsh preacher who migrates to an English church
Bnds tho greatest difficulty in abstaining
from that weird, peculiar intonation of
his sermon whicli is known as the hwyl,
und whicli is often strange aud objectionable to English ears.
A remarkable and subtle fact which
will be interesting to English readers
and ut the same timo significant of the
sensitiveness of the Welsh musical ear
is that it is positive discord to many
among the Welsh congregations if the
iniuifitor, in "giving out" the lirst verse
of the hymn, does not so pitch his voice
that it shall be iu harmony wnn the key
in which tho tune has preliminarily been
played by the instrumentalist.���Westminster Review. ^IH
German Greetings.      *'"'
In ProteBtnnt Germany the usual greeting is "Good morning;" inAustriu, "Serous;" in south Germany, "Gruss Gott"
("God greet you"), while the Roman
Catholic parts of the oountry have adopted thu formula recommended by Popo
Benedict XIII in 1728���viz., "Praised bo
Jesus Christ," with the response, "Forever mid ever, amen." In modorn society the older expression, "Gottbofohien"
I French, "Adieu"), used ut luuvctaking,
has been changed to "Einpfehlo mioh"
("1 commend rnyseir to your good
wishes"). In the mining districts you
aro suluted with "Gluckouf" ("Safe return to bank").���Lander und Volker-
kuude.      ^	
To Preserve Grapes.
A French method of preserving grapes
in something very close to their natural
condition has some interest at this seH-
son. Shoots of the vine, bearing, say,
two bunches of sound grapes each, are
placed in bottles or vases filled with water containing charcoal in solution. The
bottles aro then hung along the edges of
notched shelves in a dry place* It is said
that if the water be renewed from time
to time grapes so treated will keep in
good condition into April.
Mew Light on attatorv.
Teacher���Who waa the first mnrdererl
Son of Distinguished Lawyer���Nobody
knows. In the Cain and Abel affair Cain
had no lawyer to defend him, so the cam
went by default, and he got couvioted.���
Brooklyn Life.
Thero is ore I know. I sec her sometimes pass
lu ihe mornlnx streets upon her way to mass;
A < aim. sweet woman, with unearthly eyes.
.Men turn Lo look at her, but never stop,
lienuki;: iu thuse blue depths the death of
hope. ,
And a wise chastisement for thoughts unwise.
Pur* li her brnw. as of a marble saint:
tier Imnrn hair pencils It with ripples faint.
There U no slluduw un it ami no light:
Her elieek- are pale, like lilies iu eclipse:
Hardly a liuie redness on her lipB
Paints the sad smile where all the rest is
Tall Is sho and bent forward like a reed
Which the wmd toys with ae she walks with
Olrlltke her limbs and virginal her waist;
Of lie world wonders there is none so sweet
As is the summer lightning of her feot.
Speeding her onward like a fawn In haste.
What Is her accrei?  All the world has tried
To guess it-    One I knew in gue.sing died
And was no wiser for his mortal pain.
Gueli lias turned sadder from the thankless
And gone back silent, even If ho guessed.
Knowing ull answer would Ue counted vain.
I knew her once.   I know her not today.
Our eyes meet Sometimes, but hers turn away
Quicker I ruin uiiue than from the rest that
tier pale cheek quivers, a flush comes aud
As in tlie presence of a Boul that knows.
And her hands tighten on her missal book.
.Mon have dono evil, yet havo won to hcuvenj
Lived in blond gut*line*H. yet.; ie, 1 forgiven.
May 1 not, 1 too, one day win my itrncet
Ah, no! Iho snerilt'cu of this wi ",t sin
Outweighs all gracn.   LUurotiui outer In
Nurkucci, tiud'sroboer. Dear that motel fuee.
- London Sua.
Gounod's First Rnmliigs.
The way Gounod earned the first
money by his compositions is related by
the Freres Lionnet in their "Memoirs."
They met hiin at tlie houso of Eseudior
in 1855. At that (lato he hud already
produced his "Sappho," but at his own
expense. L.a asked the Liornets, who
were then in vogue in the Paris salons,
to sing some of his melodies, To encourage them he s:;t down to the piano
and sang a few of them himself. They
admired them greatly. "Yes," he said,
"everybody admires them, everybody
compliments ine on them, but no publisher will bring them out. They are
Etdd to bo too difficult for the public. By
l'u0 rr��v, I have just composed u song to
tho words of Borufiger entitled 'Mon
habit.' 1 consider it one of my best
compositions, nnd I think it would suit
you well."   Thereupon lie sang it.
Anatole Lionnet promised to sing it
the next evening nnd did so. He then
spoke to tho publisher about it, but the
same objection was made. "Yes, it is
charming, no doubt," said the publisher,
"but it will not sell. However, If it.
Lionnet will undertake to sing it for a
fow nights I will consent to publish it
and givo Gounod 100 francs for it."
Gounod joyfully accopted the modest
sum; it wus the first he had earned.���
London Globe.
Four Bite and Ke Kiss.
The following account of a ceremony
which was performed In Tucker county,
W. Va., is worth relating and will serve
to show how solemn an allair the question of matrimony is considered to be in
the infant protege of the Old Dominion;
"Do you take this woman, whose hand
you're a-saueezin, to be your lawful wife
in flush times and skim?"
"I reckon that's about the sin of it,
"Do you take this man you've Jlned
fists with to be your paid through thici
and thin?"
"Well, you're about right for once,
old man."
"All right, then. Kiss In court, an I
reckon you're married about as tight as
the law can jine yon. I guess four bits
will do. Bill, if I don't havo to kiss the
bride."���Cor. Washington News.
She Had to Give a Reason.
The other day I was told off��t little
girl who attended a distribution of
prizes given by the Society for the IVe-
ventiou of Cruulty to Animals. Sho had
won, you must know, a book aa a reward for writing the best; essay on the
subject (riven, and with tho other enc-
ccsslul children, was undergoing a viva
voce examination, "Well, my dear,"
said the gentleman who had given away
tlie prizes, "can you tell me why it is
cruel lo dock horses' tails mid trim dogs'
ears'/" "Because," answered thu little
girl, "what God had joined together let
no man put asunder."���Leisure Hour.
Mis'* Snowies' Victory.
Miss Ella h*nowlcs, who missed by a
few votes being elected attorney-general
of Montana, was afterward. appointed
on: .i: itit attorney general, A few weeks
(i.,o p'.'ib was sent to Washington on important busiiK s relating to Montana's
kcIiijoI lands, Wuich was pending in the
Inp nor department. About ���,;.'.'. Mice was
iiiio./e.i in this litigation, .Mi--..,;.;, o-.ies
i..1.1 to ina'.;e a presentation oT tlie i 'a
claim bid oro six heads of law divisions,
Km illy she got it before First Assistant
buns and secured a decision in favor of
lier state.
Pntldlngton, a London district whicli
contains I00.0C0 Inhabitants, biinih J!0.-
Obo tuna of garbage . yoar in furnnoea
which furnish sufficient power tu light
till the i,Sleets of lV.ddingtou and reduce
the cost of electric lights to ull the householders iu the district,
The first forks made in England were
manufactured in 11108. Their use v/as
ridiculed by the men of tho time, who
lrgued Unit the English race must be degenerating when a knife and a spoon
were not sufficient for the table use.
In cleansing japanned goo''*��nev-rus?
hot water. Wet a cloth sligntly in waiui
water and rub the article to be cleaned.
Should any smear appear sprinkle with
flour and wipe dry.
A man at Stamford, N. Y��� has the
Watch Major Andre offered as a ransom
to his captors. He hat documents to
prove that it is genuine.
Never sigh over what might have been,
but make the best of what is. This bit
of philosophy is valuable to the married
A Soldier, Socialist, Artist and Journalist,
and He Has a Hobby���His Great Regard
For Rabelais���^nome of His Remarkable
Paintings Described.
Poor Victor Diibreuil, who lives in
Forty-fourth street, paints United States
currency so that it looks real, and yet he
rarely has in his pocket two coins to
jingle together.
Over the bar of a Seventh avenue saloon hang several of his pictures. One is
called "Barrels 0' Money." The barrels,
or kegs, are of good, stout oak, set in a
row three deep, and from their yawning
months jl, $5, $10, $20, $25 and $50 and
$100, $200 and $500 bank notes, apparently fresh from the United States treasury,
ire escaping by hundreds. The bills in
-ome of the barrels are weighted down
with heaping shovelfuls of gold coin of
the larger denominations. These seem
to glitter in the light, and so do the dia-
1'ionds and turquoises which have fallen
from tho kegs and lie sparkling beside
1 hem on the floor. With them are large
hank note sandwiches dono up in paper
wrappers, over the edges of which crisp
new edges of tho bills curl temptingly.
To the left of this painting hangs another of about tho same size, which, as
it not only tolls a story of its own, but is
: lie key to tho life, struggles and aims of
1 he man who produced it, is the most important and interesting in tho place. The
spectator appears to be standing inside
1 lie railing of a bank or large mercantile
dilating house. Before him is the teller's or bookkeeper's desk, upon which,
cleverly foreshortened and painted, lies a
ledger, the ruling and writing on the
pages of which are well simulated) To
the left of the book is a bottle of ink,
! 1 oni which a pen protrudes. Under the
desk lies an overturned stool. The cash
drawer, with its brazen handles, is open,
find a desperate looking man, with unkempt, tawny brown hair and long
1 card, squints along the glistening barrel
of a loaded seven shooter on the other
side of the grating around the desk,
w hile an aged crone in a red cloak stands
1 aside him, and with her skinny arm
ihnist through tbe open window in the
itrating transfers, with a greedy and triumphant leer, bulky packages of realis-
,io bank notes from the drawer to a Md
��fi i t��' slnrt.
Stan 1 .a what part of the room you
will, you are compelled to gaze down
the barrel of the revolver, which covers
t he spectator at all points, and to shudder at the hungry leer of the woman,
which, strange to say, is unmistakably
seen to linger upon her careworn face,
although her eyes, those windows of the
soul, are hidden by her blood red cloak.
The woman is the artist's ex-washerwoman, now gathered to her fathers.
Her desperate looking accomplice with
the pistol is the artist himself, and the
entire picture is the key to the aspirations, disappointments, joys and sorrows
of Victor Dubreuil, ex-financier, soldier,
nmrnalist, organizer, porter and stableman, and at present artist, author and
socialist agitator.
This will bo better understood when it
is explained that the title of the picture
is "A Prediction For 1900; or, a Warning
to Capitalists."
"I am vat yon peeps call vairsateel,"
said the artist "I paint ze steel life, ze
genre, to landscape, ze portrait���any-
zing vatovare. I gome to Ainerique. I
have no monnaie. I go to Theophile
Keeck, ze bankaire on Clinton place,
I work sere as stapleboy dwendy-two
hours a day for fonr mons. I get dwelt
dollairo a mons. By my economie 1 safe
forty-five dollalre. Zen I say: 'Dubreuil,
you owe monnaie. You must pay lieem.
You cannot get reech aa a stapleboy.
Vat, zen, will you do?" I sait, 'I vill pe-
coom one arteest' So I do so."
. Besides being an artist. M. Dubreuil
lias been a soldier, serving with the
Kronen nrmy in Mexico. Ho was clerk
In a banking house and then went into
1 he business on his own uccount. He
become interested in the formation of a
company which should do for France
ntltl Africa what the Rist India company
tlitl for England and India, with the difference that through Dubreuil's company
me workiugman, not tho capitalist, was
to roup the reward. To further this
scheme, bo became a newspaper man,
and for six months published La Politique d'Action. .lodging by his own statements, this journal was so Bourchingly
anil caustically truthful as to arouse
test the ire and then the fear of capitalists, who, according to bis story, ruined
During his good fortune and his bad
there bos beon one occupation that has
always engrossed this soldier-banker-
-oeialist-artist. It has been the study of
Kntiolais, with the intention of explaining him to bis fellow countrymen and
tliu world.
In the quiet retirement of his studio,
on West Forty-fourth streot, tho self
taught artist toils day and night to finish the annotations on Rabelais'works,
i\ null are nearly done, and ut whicli lie
mis been laboring for It) long years.
I iieso, lie declares, will open wide the
eves of the entiro world, and with inventions at which he has been toiling
will bring him in by next year sufficient
nieillls to return to Franco, liquidate his
Indebtedness centime for centime, crush
his enemies and reorganize his African
Development company. Dubrouil believes that Rabelais bas foretold for all
timo the outcome of the capital and labor situation, and that it is only necessary to make the laboring classes read
the great satirist through his spectacles
in order to start them on the right track
toward working out their temporal salvation.
Besides the Rabelais commentary and
the inventions, which include a new motor for vessels, suggested by the recoil of
cannon, and a patent suspender, which
he is arranging to sell to the American
government, the artist ia painting an allegorical conceit which he calls the
"Apotheosis of Liberty."���New York
Cor. St Louie Post-Dispatch, \3&
lit* Patent Factor It May Bewme In tha
Problem of Life.
"I am trying to cultivate a sense of
numor and a sense of proportion," I
heard a clever woman say the other day,
and you have no idea what a wonderful help they are to me." I have since
nad a practical illustration of the potent
factor that the latter sense may become
in the problem of life, and now 1 fairly
appreciate her statement of the power of
Having lingered very late over a more
than usually fascin.tting game of chess
the night beforo, I was beguiled into an
extra nap in the morning, making me
late for the early train which I wished
to catch in order to keep an important
appointment in town.
As the sky was lowering, indicating
rain, I pulled out a pair of old shoes and
did not discover until I was at tho breakfast table that a little nail in one of them
had come through the inner sole and
was piercing my heel.
It was too late to change them, and
the pricking made me cross. I am quite
sure' that I snarled at the dear little
woman who had increased my joys and
lessened my sorrows these several years
past, and that 1 scared my young folks
into unwonted silence.
I actually hobbled on my way to the
station, the little nail stung so venomously, nnd beforo I arrived thero I fancied that my Bhoe must bo half filled
with blood from its lacerations.
I hardly returned Papa Clipston's
courteous greeting, and lot somebody
else help old lady Sturgis on the train,
which neglect would havo cut my wife
cruelly und ought to bring mo to shame.
The office boy slr.nk into tho remotest
corner as 1 slammed into the room, and
the man from Chicago will no doubt retain to the day of his death a supreme
conviction of the disagreeableneas of
Bostonians as per example exhibited to
him on that occasion,
When at last there came a lull In the
rush of the day, I removed the shoe and
sent it ont for repairs. In 10 minutes it
came back, the offender removed, and
peace was restored.
It was then that bright woman's remark came back to me, nnd I felt its
truth. That little piece of iron, penetrating the Bole of my foot, had put
awry my whole body, brain, nerves and
temper. I
What a gigantic disproportion between cause and effect! And, beside*
the consequences to myself, there waa
the reaction upon my wife, making her,
unhappy all day long���for, strange as it
may seem, the dear sonl loves me���and
the awful example of irascibility that I
sot to the office boy, and nobody knows'
how much dislike and distrust of Bostonians was planted in that hospitable
Chicago breast, which will permeate
through generations yet unborn.
And all for a tiny shoe tackl
Don't you seo now how wiso it would
be to cultivate a sense of proportion?
As for a sense of humor, I have that,
for I can smile even over a ooal bill.���
Boston Herald. &~
A Clerk's Stupidity.
A clerk in a dry goods store told us 0
humorous incident which had for its her-]
oine a well known society girl. The*
young man has in charge a department
where paper patterns are sold, and the
other day in walked the aforesaid young
woman anxious to buy the pattern of a
wrap for her aunt. "What size?" queried the clerk. "Oh, I do not know,"
answered the girl. "Cannot you give
me some idea?" went on the youth, anxious if possible to make a sale. "She is
rather large and above the average
height," laughed the fair maid, but this
answer was not one bit helpful, so she
was obliged to go away without the desired pattern, but as she was leaving the
store a bright thought struck her, and
she returned to the counter, and with
evident triumph in her face and manner
announced, "I can get it now; she's 46
years old," and she could not understand
why this vivid description did not enable
ths stupid person behind the counter to
give her the exact size that she required.
���Philadelphia Times.
McMuhon and Grevy.
In Paris, in the revolution of 11380, a
law student was soundly kicked by one
of the king's officers for tearing down a
copy of tho ordinances placarded on the
wall. The officer was armed, tho student
was not; so tho latter ran away. Nearly
a half century later���in 1879���the officer
called upon the student to bid him good-
by, having just resigned the presidency
of the French republic on account of u
radical difference with the majority of
the national assembly on questions of
state policy. He combined with his
adieux, also, a graceful word of congratulations on the student's election to
suoceed him in the presidential chair.
The student was Jules Orevyj the officer
was Patrice de MacMahon, who died
ripe in years and honors.���Kato Field
Ancient Child llurlel.
There was an order in the Churoh of
England up to the year IDAS, that if a
child died within a month of baptism he
should be buried in his chrisom in lieu
of a shroud. The chrisom was a white
baptismal robe with which in medimval
times a child when christened was enveloped. A sixteenth century brass in
Cheaham Bois church in Buckinghamshire represents Benedict Lee, chrisom
child, in his chrisom cloth. The inscription underneath the ligure stands thus:
Of Rogr. Lee, gentllm*. here lyatb the ieon.
Benedict Lee, oryaom whos aoulo ihu pdo.
���Westminster Gazette.
tt Doee Almiiil Seem So.
"1 like the Staybolts' way of forbidding their children to talk slang, or to
call each other by nicknames, and all
that." said Mrs. Billtops lo her husband,
"but I think they are almost too prnuise
about it. This aftornoon I heard little
Mabel Staybolt asking our Clara if nhe
heard tho Kutherinedids sing last ui��ht,
Now I think that is carrying it to extremes, dear. Don't youP���iJew York
A "National Bouquet."
Among the many snggestions concerning a national flower, one which ccine-i
from a Vermont farmer has decided
point and interest. He proposes that we
shall not attempt to settle upon a national flower, but let each state choive u
state flower, and have a "national .>ou-
quet." composed of all the state flowers.
Already certain of the stutes have emblems which would make very appropriate and pretty elements in such a
great American noBegay.
Massachusetts jieople prefer the trailing arbutus for an emblem. California,
on the other side of the continent, has by
law adopted the eschscholt zia or pi ippy
as its state flower. The cedar sprig of
Vermont and the pine branch of Maine
would contribute a needed tinge of green
to the nosegay, while the orange blossom
of Florida would lend its fragrance, and
the mountain laurel of Alabama would
crown it rcsplendently.
The goldenrod and the aster would bo-
long to tho first state which should formally adopt them, and so would the
graceful shooting star of tho central west
and the prairie rose. There are flowers
and trees enough to "go around."
A bouquet composed of all these state
flowers and tree branches would ;,ri'aee
all formal occasions und would typify
the union of the states. It would say
"E pluribus unnm" to the ordinary intelligence more plainly than the Latin
motto does.���Youth'B Companion.
Tattooed Boyaltjr.
The Grand Duke Alexis' right arm is
adorned with a dragon which covers it
almost entirely from the wrist to the
elbow. The new Duke of Saxe-Coburg-
Gotha is tattooed much the same way,
while the Duke of York has a couple of
crossed flags upon his forearm. King
George of Greece, his second son and his
nephew, the czarowitz, are each of them
tattooed. Besides these there are among
the tattooed princes Queen Marguerite
of Italy's brother, the Duke of Genoa,
Archduke Stephen of Austria and Prince
Henry ot Prussia, brother of Emperor
Princess Waldemar of Denmark, wife
of the sailor son of King Christian, has a
beautiful anchor and a crown tattooed on
her arm, halfway between her shoulder
aud her elbow, and which of course is
conspicuous whenever she wears a low
dress. Her husband likewise has naval
emblems tattooed on his arm, and so,
too, has King Oscar of Sweden, who
served for many years in the navy before
ascending the throne. His sots have
followed his example.���Boston Herald.
Decidedly Unconventional.
Mrs. Angeline Allen Is at it again.
Mrs. Allen is the young woman who
nearly threw Founder Bradley of Asbury
Purk into fits last summer by appearing
on the beach in a bathing suit, in which
material was very scanty. She is now
riding around Newark, N. J., on a bicycle, wearing a pair of tight fitting corduroy breeches, patent leather shoes, a
zouave jacket, a man's shirt, and possibly some other clothes not visible to the
general public. The natives watch for
her with bated breath, and her appearance is the signal for a rush to all the
front windows along the street.���Newark (N, J.} Correspondent.
Germ. In Milk.
Those fortunate people who have "their
own cow" have an extra care laid upon
them by their possession. Their milk
cano must be kept in an absolutely perfect, condition.
They should be washed, scalded and
wiped perfectly dry after using. Then
they must be set out in the sun for 12
hours, or. if that is impossible, put before
the fire. Just before they are used again
they should be washed, scalded and
dried again. There is nothing in which
germs develop so rapidly as in milk, and
sxtra care is necessary to make sure that
the utensils contain no (emu.���Mew
Toi* World.
Kinmi F.icltablUty After Death.
Experiments made by M. d'Arsonval
with an instrument he calls a myophone
prove, contrary to the older opinion,
that nervous exoitability may exist for
many hours after death, The old test of
the muscle shortening is no doubt not
applicable long after death has departed,
but as the sound given out by the myophone proves, the death of a nerve is
much less rapid than has been hitherto
supposetl, and a nerve may act on muscle in a stale of electric excitability
without producing more than simple
molecular vibration.
Knew What to Say.
I didn't hear it myself, but I know s
man who says he was present when a
Mrs. Newlyrichsaid that when she visited
Pompeii sho "went right up aud looked
down the creature," explaining that as
she wasn't Irish sho didn't see why sho
should speak with a brogue and say crater.���New York Recorder.
Emperors and empresses, kings am'
queens, write to each other as brother
and sister. Itoigning grand dukes also
enjoy this privilege when addressing
kings, but sovereigns not possessing royal honors are designated as cousin,
Wood, like wool, requires to be shrunk
before used for manufacturing purposes.
Pitch pine beams will shrink in thickness from 18J Inches to l&i, spruce from
Ity inches to wj, white pine from 13 inches
to 11}, yellow pine a trifle less.
It Is reported from Japan that a syndicate of Americans has a project on
foot for the establishment of a gigantic
clock and watch manufactory in Tokio,
which is to employ over 10,000 workmen,
labor being so cheap in Japan.
A man with a large thumb should
never marry a woman with a sim.lur
characteristic. There will in such case
be a constant struggle for the mastery.
Receivers have beon appointed for tho
Atchison, Topoka and Santa Fo and the
St. Louis and Han Francisco railways.
Hiiti), the tailor.
The Brazilian Revolution.
Rio de Janeiro, Dec. 23.���The report
that Rio de Janeiro had surrendered to
insurgent forces and that Peixoto is in
the hands of his enemies Is without tho
slightest foundation. In fact a sensation more ridiculous could not have been
attempted at this time.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 23.���A telegram has been received at tho state department. It camo from Consul-Genoral
Towns, and contained no mention of an
attack on Rio. It says: "Arrangements havo been made by which foreign
merchantmen arriving at, or departing
from Rio, will be assigned certain points
outside the line of lire where cargoes
may bo received and discharged in safety,
under protection of war vessels of their
respective countries."
Montevideo, Dec. 23,���News has just
been received here of a light which bo-
gan on Wednesday between the government troops and the insurgent forces
from Santa Catharina. General Sara-
iva's men had joined with thoso under
Salgado, making a total of 8,000. The
fighting took place lu Itajahy. noar Mar-
tine. According to last reports received
here the rebels had lost 400 men, but had
the government troops so badly penned
in that surrender seemed unavoidable.
The robels are well armed, having lately
received 200 rifles brought down from
Rio on board the Aquidaban.
Another of Mello's steamers, theMolle-
oro, is reported ashore at Nurra, neur
Itajahy. Whilo she was roconiioitering
the harbor entrance where she ran
aground the government force of artillery
thoro, whicli bus 40 guns, ononed fire
upon her nd kept up tho cannonade till
ull her crew wero killed.
Rio de Janeiro, Dec. 22.���While part
of the Insurgent fleet was proceeding
along the coast to tho Stato of Rio de
Janeiro a few days ago, threo officers do-
sorted thoir ships. Thoy have beon ar-
rostod by the Government and have given
censiderable information concerning the
condition of the Insugent forces under
Admiral Da Gama, the monarchist who
commands the Insurgent fleet. Mon-
acanguo Island, which is directly North
of Armacao, was taken from the Insurgents tho night beforo last after a sharp
fight. The whole Insurgent fleot kept up
a hot fire on tho Government forces but
succeeded only in delaying somewhat the
capture. Tbe Nictheroy sldo of tho
harbor Is now in the Government's possession in Rio harbor. Admiral Mello
who is at sea, has done great harm to
tho Insurgent causo, they say, by his
open advocacy of the restoration of the
Empire. The Insurgent forces were demoralised by his manifesto in favor of
the monarchy and many men of tho Insurgent fleet lost all sympathy with the
cause. The Government forces now hold
Horn Jesus, Governor's and Macanguo
Islands. These Important gains havo
completed tho circle of fire around tho
Insurgent forts, Villogaignou and Cob-
A Train Robbery.
Coffeyville, Kan., Dec. 24.���The south
bound passenger train, No. 12, on the
Iron Mountain division of tho Missouri
Pacific Railway which left Mils station
at 6.30 o'clock this evening was hold
up and thoroughly robbed by five masked men at Seminole station. In tho Indian Territory. Fivo miles south of
Cotfeyville the switch lock was broken
and tbo train ran into the siding on
which a box car was standing on which
wus a red lantern. The. point of the
robbery Is a small station ou the open
prairie. The engineer, James Harris,
was carefully guarded by one of the
mon with a Winchester, while the rest
proceeded to rob tho mail and express
cars and overy passenger on the train
from tho smoker to the sleeper. The
loader was a tall man who went through
tho cars and relieved tho frightened passengers of their monoy and valuables,
while the party kept up a fusilade with
Winchesters and revolvers. They evidently secured a large amount of money.
A party of young people from Coffeyville who were out driving, sat In their
conveyance close to the scene and witnessed the affair. They wero the first to
bring the news of the robbery to town.
Several gentlemen of this city who do
business In the Territory were victims
of the brlganas. Fortunately no one
was injured by the shooting which was
all done by tho robbers. One young
man who was in tho smoker got up as
tho robbers camo in and walked ahead
of them through the different cars in
tho hope of avoiding them. When thoy
got to the rear of the last car they
caunht him, took his watch and $17. and
mado him jump off. He walked back
to Coffeyvillo, but was too badly rattled
to describe tho affair. They held the
train about an hour and a half, and
tho roar lights of tho car could be seen
from the Missouri Pacific yards hero,
while the train was being gone through.
Conductor, englneor, llromen, and porters wero relieved of everything they had
even to their pocket knives. The train
continued on toward Fort Smith after
being relieved, and tho desperadoes
mounted thoir horses and left in a westerly direction. They woro dressed in
cowboy outfit, and were all young men.
Thoy aro a remnant of the Starr gang,
und from the description given by Conductor Brownoll, tho leader is Jim
Wooten, tho fellow who led tho raid on
the Mound Valley bank.
Codlna Confesses,
Barcelona, Dec. 23.���.loso Codlna, the
Anarchist, who bus already confessed
that ho throw the bomb which causod
upwards of 36 deaths in tho Lyceum
theatre, says ho was selected by tho
Anarchist group to assassinate Gen.
Campos In Soptombor last. It was his
Intention to assasslnatejthe general whilo
reviewing tho troops, but whon the latter arrived Codlna says his courage failed him, for tho reason that ho realized
that If ho throw the bomb amid the
crowd surrounding tho general ho would
havo killed and wounded hundreds of
persons. He had tho bomb ready to
throw, but tho thought of tho many
innocent persons that would suffer ro-
strained him. Pallas, another Anarchist, who was with him, urged Codlna
to throw tho bomb, and finally snatched
it from him, saying, "You're no good."
Pallas' nerves were evidently unstrung
by the wranglo, and for a time he hesitated to throw tho bomb. Had ho
thrown it as originally Intended he would
havo killed the general. Pallas up to
the time of his execution declarod that
ho alone was responsible for tho attempt
to assassinate. Shortly after Pallas was
shot. Codlna began his preparations to
avenge his comrado's doath, and tho explosion In tho Lyceum theatre followed.
Hnti), the tailor.
Corner of Columbia ft MoXenzle Sts.,
CAPITAL, all paid up, $12,000,000
REST,   -    -    -   6,000,000
A Savings Bank
Has  been  opened   in   connection   with
this Branch.
Merest Allowed at Current Rates,
At present three and one-half per ant.
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P.O. BOX 58. Agnes *  McKemie Sts.
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Importers   of Hardware,
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Olass,   Lime,   Cement,
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Belting,     Crockery,
Lamps and Glassware.
The above steamer makes regular trips
between Westminster and Langloy, taking Parson's Channel and thus calling
regularly at Hembrough's brick yard,
Port Kells and all other Intermediate
points. Parties anxious to roach Cloverdale and other points in Surrey, and who
miss tho train, will often find this boat
Loaves Westminster ovory day at 3 p. m.
oxcopt Saturday, when sho leaves at
2 p. m.
Loaves Langloy ovory day at 9 a. in. oxcopt Fridays, whon sho loaves at 8
a. m. for Westminster market.
Extra trip on Saturdays, leaving Langloy at 5 p. m.
No trips on Sundays.
c. Mcdonough
Constantly on Hand an Extensive Stock of
Groceries, Flour and Feed, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hats and
Caps, Crockery, Glassware, Etc.
Men's and Boys' Suits.   Great Variety of Household Articles.   Also Grain, Seeds,
Potatoes, and General Stores.
N.B.���Farm Produce bought at market rates or sold on commission,  Orders from tha
Interior promptly attended to.
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of magnificent specimens of tho grizzly  tnally engaged In carrying on the Indus
bear, wolf and cariboo, which also were j try of canning salmon  within tho Pro-
SUe   i��a��tfU-   ffiumtMtm.
In this issue will be found a copy of
tho proposed now Fishing Regulations
ffor British Columbia. A reasonable
fclme will bo allowed for all parties concerned to cnmmiinlcato with the authorities regarding any propositions that may
Ibo suggosted by experience looking to
the perfecting of the regulations in the
interest not of a class but of the community. The editor of this journal does
mot possess the practical knowledge
���necessary to an intelligent criticism of
ithe requirements of the fishing industry,
but in one special line it .was made
abundantly clear last season that amendment is imperative, or else our own Canadian fishermen v.,II inevitably bo
driven off the river. We refer to the
operation of the clause of tbe regulations
providing that any British subject should
tie eligible for a fishing license. The
abuses which resulted are well known to
our readers. American citizens came
over here and went through the form of
becoming British subjects, worked their
licenses to the last dollar, and then returned to their own country to enjoy
the profits. Worse still, subjects of tho
Emperor of Japan, scarcely a few weeks
in the country, became possessed of the
apparently cheap qualifications of British subjects, and passed to the river in
numbers to compete with the resident
���tax-paying fishermen of the Province.
From our reading of tho new regulations, It does not appear that any proper provision against this abuse is proposed, and in the interest of our ov/n
.people we suggest that clause 16 should
be amended so that no man may take
out a license .who has not resided In the
Province for a period of at least six
months, and in the case of licenses
granted to canners and others who
supply the various markets, the like condition should hold good of requiring the
licenses to be operated by British subjects of at least six months' residence.
In making the abovo suggestions, we
have in clear view the important rights
of the canners, upon whom, Indeed, the
very oxlstence of the fishing industry
ihere, largely dopends; but the resident
public have rights, too, and it is in the
interest of tbat public that, so far as
equity will permit, Canadian fish bo
caught by Canadian fishermen.
Many farmers throughout the   agricultural districts of B.  C. will probably
bo surprised to learn that on Monday
next a^law comes Into force that prohibits
the use on the public roads of ordinary
agricultural wagons.     This law Is an
absurdity, and if the provisions of it are
enforced there will be a huge revenue in
fines.   The Mission City News Is properly
indignant, and says:  "It is difficult to
" perceive what object Mr. Kitchen had
" In view whon ho  introduced tho above
" bill in tho last session of the Leglsla-
' turo.   We  can    understand   why    It
' was passed by the Legislature, In  the
" condition it is in.     The territory east
' of the Cascades is exempted from its
11 provisions.   Hence the  members from
' that section  had   no   object  to vote
'against it.    The city members were
" indifferent to the hardships It worked
" upon the people.     Mr. Kitchen  lives
" upon a piece of prairie land  and  his
" legislation was largely confined to his
" own home.    The law, we understand,
" comes Into efTect about January  1st.
" Most people of the   District of  New
" Westminster,  which  Mr.   Kitchen   Is
" supposed   to   represent,   had   bought
" their wagons with  tho ordinary tires
" previous to tho passage of this absurd
" piece of legislation, and are now un-
" ablo to duplicate them.    In fact many
" of them have not yet paid for the ones
" they hud.    It Is to be hoped  that the
" Legislature at tho coming session will
" hasten to   ropcal   this obnoxious and
" silly Act,  and   substitute  somothlng
" substantial   and   beneficial    to    the
" people."
Tho Vancouvor News-Advertiser Is In
favor of the enforcement of the act, and
If Mr. Kitchen is the member responsible
for it, tho farmers of the various municipalities may well wonder if that Is tho
way their interests are to bo considered
by tho gentlemen of the Mainland Opposition. Following is the item from the
News-A dvcrtiser:
"The Provincial Act requires that
every wagon or vehicle, carrying a load
of 2,000 pounds or upwards on any public
road in B. C. west ot the Caseaues, shall
have tires at least 4 inches wide, under
a penalty of $25 for the first offenco in
breach of tho Act aud any penalty up
to 850 for subsequent breaches, or in default of payment of fine, imprisonment
for a term not exceeding one month. Tlie
Act comes into force almost immediately,
namely, on the 1st January, and it is
to bo hoped that the City as well as
other municipalities will enforce its provisions. Unless this be done thoro is no
hopo of gootl suburban or rural roads,
whicli aro now cut to pieces by heavy
lumber and other wagons with narrow
intended for tho museum, but not being
wanted thore, are now to be otherwise
disposed of. He has besides those a great
eollectlon of drawings in colors, made by
tho Indians in illustration of their traditions and customs.
Draft of the Rules Proposed  to  be. put In
Operation in British Columbia.
COMMENCING upon the alleged dissolution of the Imperial Federation
League, tho Toronto Empire savs:
Sir John Lubbock has issued a circular
proposing tho reconstruction of the Imperial Federation League. Speaking of
the dissolution of tho League a few
weoks ago, the Pall Mall Gazetto said:
"Anyone who knows anything is perfectly well aware that tho Imperial
Foderation League started with, and has
accomplished, an educational purpose.
It wanted to familiarize the patent fact
that we are interested in more of our
heritage than these right little, tight
little islands. 1\ has done so. And
though the League were doubly dead,
there are more than hundreds of educated Englishmen whom it has brought to
see oye to eye���hand to hand, if need be
���with the fighters and the thinkers
that have mado Great Britain into a
A public meeting was held at Nanalmo
last Saturday evening, at which Hon.
Premier Davie was tho principal speaker.
The members for Nanaimo, Messrs-
Keith and Foster, were also present and
addressed the meeting. The speech of
tho Premier was the most masterful and
comprohonsivo yot dollverod hy that
went Ionian during the current campaign,
and was received by the large audience
in a manner that quite discouraged the
friends ol the Opposition. Mr. Keith,
irom his point of vlow, made a vory
jjood reply, and Mr. Foster acquitted
lilinself creditably; but without a doubt
Mr. Davie scored heavily for the Government, Nanaimo us an Opposition constituency, appears to he fulling Into linn
with certain others of like kind on the
Mainland, whose people have found
themselves practically unrepresented
during the last couple of yours, and have
grown u lltiln weary of the situation.
People cannot bo expected to keep ou
chasing the end of the rainbow, after
thev learn the deceptive and evanescent
character of It.
Bella Coola Curiosities.
Colonist: After anothor season spent In
the collection of the implements, images
and other curiosities of savage life
peculiar to the Indians of Bella Coola,
P. Jacobscn has returned to Victoria,
and will remain hero a few weeks beforo
going to tho West Coast to carry on a
similar search thore. Ho brought down
several boxes of stuff, tho greater part
of whicli is to be consigned to the Swedish Government, on whoso behalf Mr.
Jacobscn has been collecting for the past
season. Tho lirst and main shipment
wus mude to them some months ago, and
this supplementary lot will bo forwarded
as soon us packed. It includes severnl
very curious objects. One of theso is a
mammoth Imago, more than life slzo, of
A-la-coot-la, tho man-eater, crowned with
tho cedar bark rings peculiar to his
dunce, arrayed in bearskin und pulntod
and otherwise got up so as to present a
most ferocious aspect. A-la-cobt-la boars
lu his hugn arms what by tradition
should be a "mummy" or human carcaso,
but In deference to popular prejudice the
skeleton of a boar has been substituted.
There aro also curious looking musks,
representing the spirits, llal-liok-sua, a
two-faced character who tempts the
Indians lo eat mummies, und Hok-bek-
koolla-nusa, whoso taste being more
moderate the temptation ho oilers Isonly
to blto pieces out of folk's arms. In addition lo these there Is a box full of stone
Implements and another ��� f masks. The
work Mr. Jacobson has undertaken for
the Swedish government Is done by
dlroctlon of Profossor Gustav Rotzlus,
one of tbe most noted anthropologists of
Europo, who paid a visit to Victoria
early In the summer and went up to
Holla  Coola,   Intending   to  stay  there
Mn.   Oa.niki. Johnson, of Mud Bay,
une of tho best known and most widely
esteemed settlers In Surrey, has yielded
to tho earnest solicitations of his friends j several months to study the traditions of
and consented to be u candldato for the ', 'he Indians,    He was, however, uncx-
Eeeveshlp  of Surrey for   the   ensuing ; P��f��d'y,ca,'ed ho^'( 'n eonaequonceot
���, , ��  the death of one of his learned asssocia-
year. Mhere aro largo Interests atstakc, | te9,   jn a lelter Just received hore Prof.
and those who are most concerned  and i Ketzlns tells of the great Interest which
best Informed am strong   In  the   belief !tllB nr|!t shipment o' Indian  curios has
tbat to no other man can the affairs of j ��c"��d' ll,ld oxprewos surprise thut the
, , i Canadian governments und people make
the Municipality be so fittingly entrusted no effort either to get a good eollectlon
at the present stage. Wo shall have or to gather and preserve tho weird
more to say on this subject next woek, I traditions of the British Columbia In
and meanwhile we recommend Mr. John-
1. Fishing by means of nets or any
other apparatus whatever, without
license from the Minister of Marine and
Fisheries, is prohibited in all tho waters
of the Province of British Columbia.
2. Provided always thut the Indians
may at all times havo liberty, upon application to the Inspector of Fisheries,
to fish for the purpose of providing food
for themsolvos and families, by any
means other than spearing, trapping or
penning on their spawning grounds, but
not during tho close season, or in places
set apart for that purpose, or in such
other places as may be set aside by
3. Meshes for nets used for capturing
"Quinnat" or Spring salmon in the tidal
waters of Britisli Columbia may be used
from the 1st of March to the 15th of
August, and shall not bo less than 1%
inches, extension measurement,
4. Tho mushes of nets for capturing
salmon, other Mian spring salmon in the i
tidal waters, shall not be less than .v.',
Inches extension measurement to bo|
used only between the 1st of July and
tho 1st of Octobor In any year, and
nothing shall be done iu either case
to practically diminish the size of those
5. The use of seines for the purpose of
catching salmon is prohlbifed lu tho
wuters of British Columbia.
0. Drift nets only shall ho used for
capturing salmon and shall be confined
to tidal wuters, und no net of any kind
shall be used for capturing salmon In
the inland lakes and fresh or fluvial
waters of rivers or streams. But In-
dluns may nevertheless use dip nets for
their own purposes In any such waters,
by first getting permits from tho Inspector of Fisheries.
7. Drift nets shall not be used so as
to obstruct more than ono-thlrd of tho
width of any river, branch or channel
8. The uso of seines or other nets for
capturing salmon is wholly forbidden
within the distance of 500 yards from
any point in any direction whatever
from the mouth or. any part or outlet
thereof of any river or stream in British
9. Fishing for salmon shall not bo permitted from Saturday morning at 6
o'clock until tbe following Sunday at 12
o'clock midnight. All nets and other
fishing gear set or used, and all lish
caught during this period shull he deemed to be illegul, and liable to seizure and
confiscation, and the person or persons
so violating tho laws shall also be liable
to the fines and penalties under tho
Fisheries Act.
10. Tlie regular annual close time in
whicli suhiion shall not be taken in tho
lakes, rivers and streams of British Columbia shall bo from the lstof October to
the last day of February (inclusive) following in every your.
11. The tidal limit iu whicli not fishing.for sulmon may be carried on for
commercial purposes on tho Fraser river
in canning, freezing or exporting fish,
shall terminate at a point across the
Fraser 100 yards below Whannock Crook,
and at a line across Pitt river 100 yards
below the railway bridge. Above theso
points on the Pitt and Fraser rivers,
netting or fishing for commercial purposes Is forbiddon.
12. The Minister may direct that fishing for salmon with nets, or other means
whatever, may be wholly prohibited in
such lakes, rivers and streams, tidal or
otherwise, In which from their size or
other circumstances it may be found
that netting therein would seriously interfere with the migration of salmon to
their natural breeding grounds.
13. Before any salmon net,lisliing boat
or other fishing apparatus shall bo used,
the owner or person Interested in such
net, fishing boat or fishing apparatus,
shall cause a memorandum in writing,
setting forth tho name of tho owner or
person Interested, the length of tho net,
boat or other fishing apparatus, and its
intended location, to be filed with tbe
Inspector of Fisheries, who, If no valid
objection exists, may, in accordance with
instructions from tho Minister of Marino
and Fisheries, Issue a fishery license for
the same, aud any not, fishing bout or
fishing apparatus used before such
license has been obtained, and any not,
fishing boat or fishing apparatus used In
excess or evasion of tho description contained iu such license, shall bo deemed to
be illegul und liable to forfeiture, together with tho lish caught therein, and tho
owner or person using tho same shall be
also subject to flue and costs under tho
Flshories Act.
14. All salmon nets and fishing boats
shall bo numbered to correspond with
tlie number of the license, and shall also
huvo the numo of tho owner or owners
legibly marked ou two pieces of wood or
metal attached to tho not, and such
marks shall bo prosorved on such nets or
fishing bouts during tho fishing season,
In such manner as to bo visible without
taking ii)> the net or nets: and any
not or fishing boat used without such
murks shull bo liable to forfeiture.
15. The following shall bo the manner
and disposition In which llshlng licenses
shall be granted for cutchlng salmon lu
tho Provlnco of British Columbia:
16. Each liana file flshorinaii boing a
British subject and actual resident of
British Columbia shall bo entitled to own
a license to lish for salmon.
17. Each firm, company or person actually engaged in tint business of freezing
and exporting salmon, shall be entitled
to obtain not exceeding sovon licenses.
18. Each resident company or person
actually engaged In tho business of shipping or exporting salmon In Ice, not In
the manner of freezing or canning, shall
be entitled to obtain not exceeding seven
ll). Each firm, company or local trader
dealing In salmon for home consumption
in   cities,   towns,   villages   or  country
vinceof British Columbia shall be entitled
to obtain not exceeding twenty licenses.
The company or individual shull givo a
satisfactory statement as to tho extent
and capacity for work of the cannery,
before tbe license shall be granted.
22. Each firm, company or person referred to in the foregoing six sections to
bo entitled to obtain licenses shall be bona
fide incorporated companies registered in
Canudn or resident Britisli subjects, and
the actual owners or proprietors of the
specified business and fishing gear for
which the licenses are to be obtained.
23. Each aud every license so obtained
shall in no case be transferable under
any conditions whatever, without the
consent, lirst obtained In writing, from
the department.
24. The fee payable for every license
by tho companies or individuals referred
to in the foregoing sections, shall be
alike throughout tho Province���namely,
ten dollars each���and tho license shall
bo culled a Commercla' License, and tho
size and extent of tlie net to bo used
under any such commercial license shall
not exceed In length three hundred
2."). Every settler or farmer actually
residing on his land or with his family,
and is a bona fide British subject, shall
be entitled to obtain ono license free of
charge, by applying therefor to the inspector of Fisheries, to lish In any of tlie
waters of the Province except In any
prescribed limits at the mouths of rivers
and streams or during any close time set
apart by the Department of .Marine and
Fisheries. Sueh license lo bo called a
Domestic License. The not to be limited
iu length not to exceed three hundred
yards, wlf.li meshes the same size us In
the commercial license and to be used
only for family purposes und not for trado
or barter.
26. The voung of tho salmon at tho
different stages of their growth, as fry,
purr, and smelt, shall not at any time be
caught, killed or hud In possession by
any ono in the Provlnco of British
Columbia, but if cuught by accident in
the nets lawfully used, thoy shall be
liberated ulive, at tho cost and risk ol tho
27. Sulmon trout und white fish may
bo netted in tho lakes In tho interior of
tho Province, under license to bo first
obtained from the Department of Marino
and Fisheries, which license shall cover
gill net fishing, with a limit of not not
to exceed 2,000 yards, with meshes not
Iosl- than fivo inches extension measure.
But salmon trout und whlto fish shall
not be fished for or caught by any
means during the months of October
and Novomber in any year in Britisli Columbia. Tho foo for a license to
catch salmon trout and white nsh shall
be ��5.   *
28. Brook trout of any kind and
speckled trout, shall not be fished for,
caught or killed in tho Province from
the 15th of October to tho 15th of March,
both days inclusive, and by no other
means whatever than by hook and lino
or angling, provided that Indians may
at any time kill these trout for their
own use, but not for tiie purpose of traffic
or sale. ,
20. The use of firearms of any kind or
of spears of any description, torch-light
or use of any explosive materials to catch
or kill fish is prohibited in tbo waters of
British Columbia.
30. The abovo regulations shall supersede and revoke all former regulations
heretofore mude uudor tho Fisheries
Act which relate to the fisheries in tho
waters of Britisli Columbia, and tho
ubove regulations shall come into force
and effect on the day of , 189 ,
when all former regulations will become
31. All materials, Implements or appliances and gear of any kind used, and
all fish caught, taken, killed, bought,
sold or possessed in violation of any of
the above regulations shall be seized and
confiscated, and any person, persons or
companies violating any of the above regulations shall also Incur the penalties
provided by tho Fisheries Act.
Note���The above draft is subject to
changes In the phraseology, and will bo
revised by the Department of Justice
ultimately. Meanwhile It is hoped that
practical suggestions by those Interested
will be made, so that tho Minister of
Marine and Fisheries may bring them to
the attention of His Excellency tbo Go-
ed merely a blank check. Was It wiso
for tho House of Commons so to confide
In any government? If war occurred,
unless Groat Britain was prepared for
it, tens of millions of pounds would not
prevent her defeat. He greatly feared
that the estimates would prove altogether
Inadequate, Inasmuch as the government
had said nothing to Indicate that they
recognized tho gravity of tho situation.
Yet the omergency was far greater and
the danger nearer than was the caso In
1884. In concluding Mr. Chamberlain
urged that whenever any of tho allied
nations built three warships Great Britain out, to build fivo, and whenever
they built ono cruiser, Great Britain
ought to build two.
Sir William Harcourt, Chancellor of
the Exchequer, declared that tlie Admiralty was taking all necessary steps
to maintain the supremacy of the British navy. Tho prime minister, he said,
In comparing the British navy with
other navies, hud mentionod the year
1897, because nil vessels known to be
building in different countries would
then be completed. Britain would then
havo 21 first-class warships, France
would have 15 and Russia would have 9.
When the government declared the situation satisfactory, thev repeated the
opinions of experts of the Admiralty.
Port Arthur, Dec. 25.���Robert Malt-
land Is dead. He is one of the pioneers
not only of Port Arthur but of Toronto,
where he resided a while back in the
fifties, and wus proprietor of Maitland's
wharf there.
NOTICE is hereby given that application
will be made to the Parliament of Canada at Its next Session, for an Act to Incorporate it Company to construct, maintain
and operate a Canal or Navigation from
some point on Burrard Inlet in or near Port
Moody in British Columbia, thence in an
Easterly direction to some point on Pitt
River in Township 40 or In Township 0; and
with power to construct and operate all
works and structures necessary or proper
In connection therewith; to acquire by purchase, expropriation or otherwise lands for
the purposes of tho Company and to dispose
thereof, to charge and collect tolls and dues,
to build wharves and store or warehouses;
to build or purchase Steamer or Sailing
Vessels, scows and barges, to reclaim lands
and foreshores to construct and operate telegraph or telephones and to do alf other acts
incidental or necessary to the objects above
Dated this Snd day of November 181)3
Solicitor for tho applicants.
Hiring ont Convicts.
Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 83,���J, ll.
Daniels, formerly u New Yorker, but recently a resident of Missouri, litis a plan
for the removal of a large number of the
negroes of the South to the Congo Free
State und other African countries, lie
has written to Alfred Loghalt, the Bel-
glun minister and envoy extraordinary
at Washington, asking him What inducements tlie Belgian government would
offer a colony of somo 20,90(1 intelligent
negro emigrants from Alabama and
Georgia for settlement In the Congo Free
State. Tho minister replied that no such
proposition had ever boon mado before,
und ho could not say positively whut his
government's policy in the matter would
be. Ho said ho thought the chances
wero tbat tho Congo government would
furnish transportation to a good class of
emigrants. Ho asked Mr. Daniels to
fuvor bim with particulars, whut sort of
tradesmen, whothor some would serve as
soldiers, etc. Mr. Daniels replied that
he could furnish as many emigrants as
tbo Congo Stato might want. Thoy
would ull bo good citizens and almost
every trade and profession would bo represented among thom. A competent
detective mado an investigation and reported thut Danlols was "all right."
The British Navy.
London, Dec. 20.��� Sir Charles W
Dllko, advanced Radical, member for
the Forest of Dean division of Gloucestershire, held last night that tho suprem-
ucy of tho British navy was no longer
beyond question. The French navy, ho
suid, was superior to tho British as regards rapidity of organizutlon, though It
was inferior in materials of construction. The govornmont ought to consider
that England would be unable to count
upon any outside help In tho ovont of a
single-handed war.
Vice-Admiral Edward Field, Conservative member for the Eustbourno division
of Sussex, said thut besides boing able
to cope with any two nations combining
their fleets, Groat Britain must provide
squadrons for tho defence of the foreign
stations. In cruisers, ho said, Great
Britain was far behind.
Sir U. Kay-Shuttloworth, Liberal member for tho Cllthoroo district of Luncu-
shlro and secretary to tho admiralty,
suid tin1 present was not the time to
make a statement for tho government In
fragmentary form. If tho House confided In tho govornmont members might
rest assured that the govornmont would
not be behind their duty. Tho government, had already hastened tho construction of torpodo boat dostroyors, of which
there would be 42 at tho close of the
present financial year. The building of
the barbette ships the Majestic and
Magnificent had boon delayed in ordor
to ascertain whothor any lesson of Instruction could bo learned from tho Ill-
fated Victoria. The government was
fully alive to the necessity of keeping
pace with tho naval expenditures of
foreign nations and plans to that end
had occupied the attention of the admiralty for somo time.
Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, loader of the Liberal Unionists,  twitted the
Caroline Foster.
Carollno Foster, the unfortunate
woman who was sliot by her lover Rud-
inskl at San Francisco on tho 18th inst.,
is slowly sinking at the Receiving hospital in that city and death is only a question of a few days, as the physicians
huve given up all hopo of saving her.
Her story is sad, but only a too common
repetition of what ono hoars almost
daily. Deserting her husband und child
for "a handsome man," she in turn was
cast off and finally received her deatii
wound at tho hands of another lover,
crazed by jealousy, of whom sho had
tried to rid herself.
Carollno Hunt was born in British
Columbia and being loft an orphan eurlv
in life, was adopted by a family named
Uurroll and lived happily with them
until sho married a man named Foster.
She came from Burgoyne Bay and frequently visited at Vancouver, whero she
had many friends and was highly respected. Two yours ago, howovcr, sho
disuppoared, and as it afterwards turned
out deserted her husband and six months'
old child for a man who fled with hor to
Arizona. The man for whom sho had
sacrificed homo and reputation turned
out to be a counterfeiter and, pursued by
tho officers of tbe law, fled, leaving his
victim to face tho world alone among
strangers, She finally mado her way to
San Francisco, whero she met John Rud-
inskl, a Pole, who loll In lovo with her,
and with whom she lived as Caroline
Burke for some months. Sho evidently
tired of Rudinskl and went to Raymond,
Merced county, and sorvod as waitress
In a hotel. Rudinskl, who Is of a wildly
passionate and jealous disposition, had a
friend named Mateske, and when she
went to Merced lt was arranged that
Caroline was to correspond with Rudinskl (who said he was going to hunt
work In Portland) through tho medium
of Matoske. Rudinskl did not go, and
became wild with jealousy when Caroline
wroto to Mateske. He declared sho was
going with other men, and finally bought
a revolver with which he sworo to kill
her. Carollno in the meautimo roturnod
to Sun Frunclsco, but refused to livo
with Rudinskl. Finally, on tho ovoning
of tho Kith, ho followed hor from a
restaurant whore she had hud supper to
a lodging house on Grant avenue, where
she went to call on a friend. The lodging house kooper saw Rudlnski speak to
Carollno (ho was then asking her for tho
last time to return to him, but sho refused) then when Caroline repulsed him,
tho man drew a pistol, fired a shot at
her and lied. The unfortunate victim
with u shriek run down stairs and fell
to tho grount mortally wounded, tho
bullet having passed through tho loft
lobe of hor liver und the diaphragm.
She wus carried to a drug store noar by
while hor assailant, pistol lu hand, rushed along tho streot like a crazy man,
and wus finally captured, taken to the
drug store and Identified by Caroline.
The woman was then removed to the
hospital und lludlnski to prison.
Tho unfortunate woman has endured
the pain of her wound with remurknhlo
fortitude, und cumly awaits for tho ond
that must soon como. For u long time
she refused to give her name, and It was
only through a friend who hud known
hor lu happier days that the particulars
of hor oorly history woro learned. Thn
most pathetic part of this sad story is
thn yoarnlng of tho poor creature aftor
tho baby sho deserted when sho fled
from her happy home. In all hor
wanderings she had carried with her a
little dress and tiny pair of baby's shoos,
and when sho learned hor doath was
approaching she had them placed in tbe
bed beside her, whoro she wishes them
to remain till the end comes.
Delta Municipal   Highway
By-law, 1893.
WHEREAS li  Is necessary and oxpodl-
ont to establish certain Highways, and
also to resi'lml eertnin Highways now
Gazetted within the iimiis of the Municipality of Delia.
Bo it therefore enacted by tbe Reeve ami
Councillors uf Helta ns follows:
(J.) That a Highway now Gar.etlod, commencing at u point, nt, the center of west, side
of Seo, 81T, a and running East one (1) mile
more or less, be rescinded.
(2) That the Highway now Gazetted, commencing at the Northwost corner of Sec. 1
T. 5 thence West 12' 25" thence north 68' 30"
(west mug.) 18 chains, thenco north 110" west
10 chuins, thence north 56' west 21 chains 72
links to tho South East corner of James
Ellwood's lot, thenco truo North along J.
SUIWOOd's East boundary 8 chuins more or
less to tho present Gazetted road, bo rescinded.
(3.) That the Highway established commencing, at tho North EaBt corner of the
Ohowassen Indian reserve, thence due west
between said reserve and ldt 107 G 2 to tho S.
W. bank of Ohlloktln slough and having a
width of 22^4 feet on each sldo thereof,
thence along the Southern hank of said
slough In u Southwesterly direction to the
Gulf of Goorglu and having a width of 45,f t���
pe rescinded.
(4.) That tho highway Gazetted commencing 50 links West of the S. E corner of tho S.
W '4 Sec 11 T. 5 thence West 25 chains more
or less to the S. E. coruor of the Delta Cemetery lot, be horeby rescinded.
(5.) That a highway bo established commencing en the Orescent Island road, thence
East along the North sldo of lot 105 T li as far
as lot 103 G2 and having a width of 16!4 feet.
(0.) That a highway be established commencing at a bridge on lot 101a G2 running
Southerly 15 chuins following the hank of a
small slough and huvlngu width of 45 feot
with a jog V. chain Easterly, thenco Southerly 21 chains and having a width of 1BX feet
inside the present dyke to a washout on said
lot. thence along the slough bank to lot 102
G2and having a width of 45 feet.
(7.) That ti highway established hy clause
1 of the Delta Municipality Highway Bylaw
1888 commencing at a stake on the South
side of Trunk road ten (10) chains West from
West sldo of S. E, U See. 2 T. 4 thence South
to Big Slough, a distance of about 1H chains
more or less, und being (HI feet wide on the
West side thereof, he rescinded.
(8.) That the highway now Gazetted on the
half section lino through lot 14!) T. 0 be hereby rescinded and in lieu thereof that a highway bo established commencing on tho corner between lots 148, 1411 & 150 T. li, thence
East, thence North through lot 140 T.O on the
dividing lino between G. Watson and J. R.
Watson'S claims to the Gazetted line In Tilbury Island Slough.
(0.) That the Raltt road bo widened from
E. OBilc's N. W. cornor West to tbe Indiuu
reserve to a width of Ull foot.
This Bylaw may ho cited for all purposes
as tho Delta Municipal Highway Bylaw 1803.
Passed tho Municipal Council on the 2nd
December 1893.
Reconsidered and finally passed on the23rd
Docembor 1893.
Mr. Jacobscn brought a number of
feton to the electors of Surrey as the can. masks which he has presented to the
���dldaic of Peace und Progress. Provincial museum, and  also  tho skins
previous speaker with avoiding ovory
places, actually engaged in such traffic, j vital point of the question. The prime
shall be entitled to obtain not exceeding minister's contention that the navy was
threo licenses. , more limn sulllclont, said Mr. Cliumber-
20. Each company or porson carrying lain, was not accepted by anybody do-
on tho business of salting, curing or serving to bo regarded as un authority.
smoking salmon for the uomestlc or If war was declared to-morrow tho navy
foreign market, and not engaged lu the' would be compelled to cut and run.
lisliing business in any othor way, shall | France and Italy know this perfectly,
bo entitled to obtain not oxcoodlng two i Mr. Chamberlain taunted the government
licenses. with   ovadlng   groat  measures.    Thoy
21. Each firm, company or person ac-1 wanted no questions, ho said, they waut-
o. P. GREEN.
Clerk Municipal Council.
The above Is a truo copy of a By-law passed
by the Municipal Council of the Corporation
of Delta on the 23rd day of December, 1803,
and all persons are hereby required to take
notice that any one desirous of applying to
have such By-law or any part thereof
quashed must mako his application for that
purpose to the Supreme Court within one
month next after tho publication of this Bylaw In tho British Columbia Gazetto or he
will be too lato to be hoard In that behalf.
Clork Municipal Council.
PUBLIC NOTICE Is hereby given to tbo
Electors of the Municipality of Delta
Unit I require the presence of the said Electors ut the Delta Town Hall on tho 8th day
of January, 1804, at Hi o'clock noon, tor
the purpose Of ducting person? to represent
them in the Municipal Council as Uoovo and
Councillors. The mode of nomination of
candidates shall be as follows :
The candidates shall ho nominated In
writing; the writing shall bo subscribed by
two voters of the Municipality as proposer
and seconder, and shall lie delivered to the
Returning Officer at any timo between the
date of this notice and 2 p. in. of tho day Of
n on i i nn ti, in : nnd In the event of a poll being
neeessary. such poll shall be oponed at the
Delta Town Hall on the I Ith day of January, 1804, of which every person Is hereby
required lo take notice and govern himself
Given under my hand ut Ladners Landing
on tho 2lit.li day of December, IBM,
Returning oillrer.
Manufacturer of
Brampton, Dec. 28.���Tho Ico In tho
Etobicoko river broko yesterday, and
becoming jammed at the bridge on Main
street, caused the water to back up, and
I now the streets lu the neighborhood are
live feet under water. Tho occupantsof
the houses on the flooded streots are
living up-stalrs.
It Is understood steps will bo taken to
forma rural municipality at Okanagan
Mission Immediately after tho holidays.
Mineral Water,
Etc., Etc.
Factory In rear of City .Brewery.
Cunningham St., New Westminster, B.C. U5
Whoro Ilea the (cent of the rose?   i
In the heart of it.
Tla a secret the butterfly knows.
And a part of it
Khe whispered lo me one Jane���
1 shall not forget it booq.
There, where the petals meet.
In tho heart of it,
Lies a obullce tluup and Bweet.
"Tls the pari of it
Where tho rose diBlills the dew
lt gathers the warm night through.
I shall make of the roso a friend.
In tho heart, of It
A message I'll Bend, I'll send.
Or a part of it.
For tho heart of the rose I�� small
Aud cannot contain it aU.     ^tmm
She will pin the rose on her breast.
And the heart of lt
Will whisper my love-has she r
Already a part of It?
Sweet rose, lie lightly above
The pure heart of my love.
���Meredith Rhys in Kate Field's Washington.
ready bored and wearied! Bab 1 women
or girls, they ore all alike.
Still, where did Bhe come from? Who
ll it that 1 have had, unknown, to art at
my table? Maybe it was her debut���the
opening of a great success that I already
foresee and predict.
She sat beside me, of course, I talked
with her, 'tis certain���all the madnesses
probably that came to my head.    She
Seems like a feller'd ort 'o Jes* today
Git down and roll and waller, dost Ton
In that air stubble, and flop up and crow.
Beeln sion crapBl   I'll undertake to aay
There's no wheat's ever turned out that away
Afore this soat.onl   Folks is keerleKH, though.
And too ferjritfuU 'ctwse we'd urt 'u show
More thankfulness!   Jes' looky Uytmder, hey?
And watch that little reaper wudin thue
That last yaller hunk o' harvest ground��� '
Jes' natchur'ly a-slicin it In two
refused me. or left me.   Behold the reason why, perhaps���that I made myself I like"honeycomb, and ganmin it around
drunk. '     The field���like It had notion else to do '
But let ns resume.   There were then I    0n'*i68' ���**��llttl1 on ""S���1 J���0!
tn salon 14 six men and three women.
My personnel's complete,
���James Whitoomb Riley.
...,   , ,    What hap-
penedthen?   I have the actors, but not [ THE VERGE OF DEATH
yet the drama.
Dating from a certain moment���the
second bottle, I believe���I no more remember what happened to me. A curtain, liko a misty cloud, descended upon
my memory, similar to the between acts
baize of fairy spectacle*
Nevertheless nothing is surer than
something did happen to me; many
things even. Everything proves it to
me. My coat on tho lioor, my cravat as
a nightcap and, above all else, if over 1
doubted it, my haggard face, fatigued
and pale.
Truly a fine businessl At my age,
eight and thirty years, to allow myself
to be surprised by champagne liko a
schoolboy on a holidayl Stupidity's no
name for itl
But what plagues me most is to gneBS
what I did last night, particulars, you
know, as to the events of the evening-
Question my servant?
Perish the thought of it!   Expose myself to the blushing before a lackey 1 Besides he would only be able to formulate theories from the hour of my return and���and my behavior on reaching
my bedroom.
I divine it, that behavior, rlls enough
They pretend that with a single bone
Cuvier was able to entirely reconstruct
an antediluvian animal.    It remains to
me  then only to find somo analogous
thing to as readily reconstruct my existence for the last 12 or 15 hours���a
suggestion, a hint, one or two indications, moro or less.
Whore find them?
Ah-h, my pocketsl
A childish habit of burying everything
there clings to me still and will now
perhaps serve me well. Behold the moment of rummaging, then, like the culprit that 1 am.
I tremble guiltily. What am I going
to discover?
Gingerly I slip two fingers into the
side pocket of my vest and draw out my
By Jovel
In seeking to pick up my overcoat my
notebook falls, scattering upon the carpet a heap of papers.
Let us continue the voyage in my
the castes SB visrnt.
The devil!
Two cards, as I'm a sinner!
The first bearing the name and address!
: Sous-Lleutonant���Infantry. C
The second: |
: JULES buhot. ���    :
i Captain lsuik of tho Lino. :
What is it that all this tells me? I've
never known in all my sensos as many
militaires as this. There is under it
of course a quarrel, a row, un altercation. These two cards, cold and glacial,
havo assuredly been exchanged tor two
of my ownl
Behold tho drama demanded: A. duel-
two duels perhaps.
But two duels with whom? Duels
apropos of what? Whom have I offended? For it is I, it is I, surely, that am
the offender���I, who know so well that
I am truly unbearable when���when a
little high up.
In this case what un I, provoked or
Now I think of it, it seems to me that
my left cheek pains me a little and is
bigger than the other���the soar of battle
Pooh! An illusionl What other nonsense will I get into my head? Stay I wha)
is this written in the corner of the lieu
tenant's card, the Lieutenant R. de Fay et
Moret?   "Ten o'clock at St. Maunde."
At St. Maunde! Zoundsl an armed
encounter; the hour of the rendezvous.
Nothing could be clearerl
Quick, runl There is still time per*
No, the hour has passed. Tis 11:80
now! JJT
I am dishonored! - ��� *^_.
No one will believe me when I say that
I slept too late and got up with a splitting headache,
I have no longer the strength to> interrogate my pockets.   Still, let us see.
Fine and hemstitched) an airy, cobwebby batiste. But it is not one of mine.
It bears in one of ita corners, too, a
baron's tortil.
What next? A handkerchief in my
pocket that belongs to another! Behold
me on the road to the galleys!
Ah, my head, my head|
And these flowers in my buttonhole���
this wilted boutonniere.   Tinv myosotis
iiaueapui i-^pciD. | fc that   have  ciosed  their   blue
Thehrstof these papers that catches j JJ    The thread ^ holdg them ^
half untied.   A bouquet too modest and
my eye iB the slip of the Cafe Anglais.
The trump card of the night's misde- j
Thanks to this bill I learn immediate-
ly that the misdemeanor occurred in:
"Salon 14."   1 could have sworn it.
'Tis always, some way,  "salon 14" to
which I gravitate.
The total? Eight hundred and twenty
francs. Pestel I've not been stingy, it
How many were they, I wonder? Who
were they? My habitual friends, it is
probable, but still���no?
An inspiration! This menu, in betraying their tastes, will also to me reveal their names. Let us try to decipher it.
Huitres Portugaises���These   are the
kind that Lucien prefers and that they
import from Arrachon expressly for him.
Lucien was of the suppers, then, it is
clear.   So much for No. 1.
Potage a la puree de gibier���I greatly
deceive myself, or that potage is one to
which Maxime is specially partial. Maximo, then, for No. 2.
Filets de sole a la Joinville���Fernand,
to a certainty; an Orleanist filet, pure
and simple.
Canetons de Rouen a l'orange���No one
but Polastron for that, an out and out
Rouennais, he.
Salades de legumes a la RuBse���'Tis
uselesB to ask if Semenow was there.
Bombe a la Cardinal���From whom
could this have come? Stay, Marcel I
Who but Marcel is cousin to a cardinal?
Lucien, Maxime, Fernand, Polastron,
Semenow, Marcel���Behold my table re-
Women also were at tbat supper then?
Beyond a doubt. These scattered photographs attest it Female supper.) out
or suppresses, if I may call them so,
have always a rago for distributing their
portraits.' Henrietta of the Varieties in
hor costume of thu Revue, her grent
English coal hoppors squeezed into tight
French slippers. Quick, conceal thyself I
And Jeanne, the eternal, in powdered
hair and leering over her shoulder at the
risk of a wry neck.
The third���ah, the third, I do not
know her.   TU strange!
Not ��� bad lot, either, the third. She's
even pretty. Small head, low brow, tiny
nose, a mite of a mouth. Nothing but
eyes���superb eyes at that! Lashes like
a fringe, and a genuine blond.
Deuce tako it! No, I do not know her.
The little yellow curls that dance about
simple for me to have bought from a
regular flower vender, to have Btolen like
the handkerchief or to have had bestowed upon me by demoiselles of the
theatrical clique.
It was given to me, I know it. Just
how it waa given to me too. A continuation of the story of that unknown little
blond. She gave me these myosotis blossoms, knowing that I was going to fight
���that I was going to fight for her���in
all probability.
Tee, that ia it���it could be nothing
My apprehensions redoubled. Awhile
ago I wished to know, now I fear to
learn too much
I hesitate to plunge too deep into the
depths of my overcoat. Suppose, like
the comedian Arnal, in the fair of the
Rue de Lourvine, I draw out my hand
full of soot or of blood!
This overcoat���this overcoat ia not
I mine!
No, mine was chestnut color, and this
i is the color of a Corinth raisin.
I have not, then, voyaged in my pockets.   I havo voyaged in the pockets ol
I another.
But then, if this overcoat ia not mine,
i no more is the duel minel
Nor mine the bill of the Cafo Anglais!
Nor mine the photographs!
Nor mine tho cards of the militaires!
Nor mine the wilted myosotis blos-
! somsl .
Nor mine the theft of the baron', handkerchief!
And tho romance and friendship of the
! littlo blond?
Not mine, either!
Bah! what matters it?   The address
I can still be found by means of the photograph.���From the French.
People Who live Long.
Sir Georgo Humphrey has investigated
I the life histories of centenarians in England with the view of ascertaining the
| causes and circumstances of longevity.
As one reads the habits and lifo of these
men and women who attained to the age
of 100 years and more, one Is struck by
the fact that they were almost invariably lean people of spare habits and of
great moderation in eating and drinking. Of 87, 8 took no animal food,
�� took very little, 20 a little, 10 a
moderate amount and only one acknowl
,     ,        ,-   , .   A,.     .  4 .   ��� edged taking much meat.   With regard
her brow look even in thia photograph |to ^^ the Kturna we mnch the
like a golden smoke.
Nearly a child, too���18 years perhaps,
at farthest Dressed modestly besides.
A high neck robe, puritanical in cut, but
which only the better develops that
which it envelopes. Exquisite figure,
slim and lithe as a bending willow.
Decidedly she is a very pretty little
girl. And���nntl I Bee in her ears neither
pearls uor diamonds, nor even rt, her
fingers a single jewel. Thereusoa possibly for her air of disdain.
Disdain, did 1 sny? This child, who as
yet knows nothing of life, yet seems a!-
same, and abstemiousness is found to be
the rule of life of these centenarians,���
London Hospital.
Prime Winner* For Humane Btorlei.
j To Mrs. Frances Birdsall Stearns ol
jHarrisburg, Tex., and Miss Marshall
Saunders of Halifax have been awarded
two of tho three prizes of $200 each offered by the American Education society of Boston for the best stories of equal
length with "Black Beauty" and illustrating kindness aud cruelty.
There was great excitement at New-!
ell's ranch
Miss Rose Newell was coming out from
the east to visit her father, and the employees of the ranch, with three exceptions, were on the tiptoe of expectancy.
Those three exceptions were old Barton and his wife and James Lyall, or
Deacon Jim, as he was more commonly
The morning of the day on which Miss
Rose was to arrive the cowboys, with the
exception of Deacon Jim, spent two
hours or moro in making preparations
for the event.
Deacon Jim alone appeared in his ordinary everyday clothing. I j
"Why don't you fix up, deacon," some i
one asked, "and do the honors of the occasion?"
"I don't propose to make a fool of myself," Jim replied, "by parading before
Miss Newell like a circus clown, I'm
not so anxious to show oft what little
elothing I own, and I guess she', seen
better many a time.
"Humph! Have yon fellows got an
idea that Miss Newell is going to take
any notice of you? It's hardly likely she's
going to come out here and get dazzled
by such common cow punchers with a
lot of gaudy trappings. I ain't fool
enough to make a spectacle of myself,
and give MisB Newell n chance to la'ughj
at me, you bet!" I
When the carriage bearing Miss Rose
arrived at the ranch, the cowboys, with!
the exception of the deacon, stood about1
the door, each one "with his be/rt foot
forward," anxious to be seen by the
young lady and hopeful of making an
impression on her heart
That night when Jim came in from
the plains they gathered about him, intent on Binging the praises of Rose's
loveliness. I
"I tell you, deacon," Anson said, "you!
just ought to seen her; I never Baw a
woman so beautiful in all my life." i
"I don't doubt her beauty," the deacon
replied, "but what good would it have
dono mo to have seen her? She's not go-,
ing to oaro anything for us." |
"Maybe you know about that," said
Anson, "and maybe you don't. If you
had seen her smile when she saw us, you
might think differently from what you
do now."
"Yes, and she was looking right smart
at me when she smiled!" cried Ab Johnson.   "I noticed that."
"Humph!" said Anson. "Shewaalook-
ing as straight at me as she could look."
"She wasn'tl" exclaimed Ab angrily.
"Hold on now," Baid Jim.   "It isn't
worth while for you to fight over that.
I can easily believe that she'd 'a' smiled,
whichever one of you she waa looking
at, when she saw the clothes you had
j on.   It was enough to make her smile,
I I'm sure."
Ab and Anson muttered something,
then went away, and the subject waa
i dropped.
From that time on they viewed each
I other as rivals aud were never, on good
' terms again. ���>
A month passed.
Miss Newell proved a very sensible
i young lady, and though she had grown
! up under the influences of the highest
refinement Bhe adapted herself readily
to her new surroundings.
,    She treated her father's employees
with the kindest consideration, laughing
and chatting with them with perfect
freedom,  little suspecting what stress
they placed upon every word and every
ripple of laughter that fell from her
Anson and Ab both grew more san-
' guine and hopeful as tSo days went by,
and each in his own heart came to feel
assured that he was winning his way
into Rose's love.
Deacon Jim had continued on from tho
������ first in the even tenor of his way.
He never thrust himself forward at all
���never mado any effort to gain admission to Rose's society, but if anything
rather seemed to avoid her.
A change hod come ovor the deacon
too. Always serious, he had become almost melancholy.
He liked to mope about alone or sit for
hours gazing thoughtfully into space.
He was in love, though he tried hard
to conceal tho fact from himself, and for
all the world would not have admitted
it to any one olse.
Ono morning when the men were preparing to begin the work of the day a
dispute aroso between Anton aad Ab,
1 and as it grew warmer and more Utter
the former said;
"When I become a partner on thia
ranch, you'll go, Ab Johnson, i
! .hooting.   I won't have you here."
���'When you get to be a partner!"
ed Ab.   "When I get to be a partner,
you'll go, and don't you forget it."
\    "You a partner!" Anson said mockingly.   "Why, Rose Newell wouldn't
have you if you were the last man on
"My notion ia you'll both aee that you
are making fools of yourselves," old Barton observed. "Miss Rose will never
have either of you. If I had to name
anybody on this ranch that she was most
likely to marry, I'd aay it was Deacon
There was a universal roar of laughter at that last remark, and every one
seemed to think it a good joke.
"Why," said Anson, "the deacon don't
stand a ghost of a show. He ain't shined
j around her a bit, and they never take any
notice of each other, scarcely.   You're
off. Carton���away off.  Jim ��tat to it at
That day Rose rode with her father
������cross tho country, and late in tbo afternoon was returning alone to the ranch.
When within two miles of her destination, she was aroused from a drowsy rev-
ride by a rushing, surging noise that
���iime suddenly up from behind her like
.lie onswuep of a great storm.
She listened an instant, glanced back,
then uttered a cry full of terror.
A little distance away she saw a great
herd of cattle in full stampede, sweeping
down upon her in one mighty, irresistible mass,
On over the level prairie the horse
sped, and on, on, in the rear came the
j surging sea of horns.
One mile was thus run and part of another, and the girl, bending low over the
! horse's neck, urged the animal to a still
greater speed, while a hope of escape
came to her heart.
But at that instant the horse stumbled and fell to its knees, and she was
thrown forward to the ground.
The horse recovered ita footing and
sped away.
Sho aroso, looked about her in a daze
of wonder, saw the herd almost upon
hor, and in a hopeless despair attempted
to run, but with a cry of pain she sank
down helpless.
She had sustained a sprain and could
not support hor weight
Sho heard tho cattle as they swept up
nearor aud nearer over the turd, dry
Another minute would bring them
upon her.
Sho shuddered end covered her *ace
with her hands.
Then she felt a pair of >troni>arms
about her.
She was lifted up and set upon a
horse's back.
A man sprang quickly in front of her
to the saddle, and planting hia spurs in
the animal's side swept away at fall
There were 4 few minutes of uncertainty, a few minutes fraught with terror, alternating with hope and despair.
Then it was over, and amid a wild
shout from the assembled cowsboys the
horse halted at the ranch while the herd
swept by but a few yards away.
It was Deacon Jim who had saved Miss
Newell's life, and everybody agreed that
he had performed a brave deed.
Even Anson and Ab admitted that
Jim, however, considered his act of
very little consequence except for the result, and he did not like to hear it mentioned.
The next morning Miss Rose sent for
Jim, and blushing and trembling he wer t
to her room.
She was lying on a couch looking more
beautiful than he had ever seen her before.
She thanked him profusely for her rescue, and showed not only by language
but by her looks how truly grateful she
D London, Dee. 22.���Sir Edward J. Dean
Paul, Bart., committed suicide on Wednesday evening by taking prussic acid at
a hotel Id Piccadilly. The dead man was
one of tbe best whips in EnRland and
America. Ho took first prize for driving
a team in the competition at the Chicago
14th December, 1893.
THE Public Offices of tho Provincial
Government will bo closed on Monday the 25th, and Tuesday the 20th
inst, and on Monday tho 1st andTuesday
the 2nd day of January, 1894.
By Command,
Provincial Secretary.
Importer and Manufacturer of
Emss; Sales, Etc.
547 Front St., New Westminster,
[L.S.]    E. DEWDNEY.
To Our faithful the Members elected to
serve in the Legislative Assembly of
Britisli Columbia at Our City of Victoria���Greeting.
Theodore Davie, ) TTTHEREAS We
Attorney-General. ) TV aro desirous
and resolved, as soon as may be, to meet
Our peoolo of Our Province of British
Columbia, and to have their advice In
Our Legislature:
NOW KNOW YE, that for divers
causes and considerations, and taking
into consideration the ease and convenience of Our loving subjects, Wo have
thought fit, by and with tho advice of
Our Executive Council of the Province of
British .Columbia, to hereby convoke,
and by those presents enjoin you, and
each of you, that on Thursday, tbo
Eighteenth day of tho month of January, ono thousand eight hundred and
ninety-four, you meet Us in Our said
Legislature or Parliament of Our said
Province", at Our City of Victoria, FOB
treat, do, act, and conclude upon those
things which in Our Legislature of the
Provlnco of British Columbia, by the
Common Council of Our said Provides
may, by tho favour of Ood, bo ordained.
In Testimony Whereoe, wo have
caused theso Our Letters to be
made Patent and the Great Seal of
the said Provlnco to be horounto
affixed: Witness, tho Honourable
Edgar Dewdney, Lieutenant-Governor of Our said Province of British
Columbia, In Our City of Victoria,
in Our said Province, this Fourteenth
day of December, in the year of Our
Lord one thousand eight hundred
and ninety-three, and iu the fifty-
seventh year of Our reign.
By Command.
Proviueial Secretary.
How the deacon ever came to say it no
one could surmise, and even he could
never account for such boldness and audacity.
"Mito Newell," he said, "to do you a
service is a glorious reward of itself. To
save your lifo, believe me, is a privilege
worth living for."
Then, blushing at his own temerity,
he arose to leave the room, but she held
out her hand to check him.
Soon it became noised about that the
deacon and Miss Newell were to be married in a few days and that the deacon
was to '     i ne a half owner of the ranch,
Th. S.icrmation was not pleasant to
Anson and Ab, but bitter as it waa thoy
bad to swallow it
"I can tell you how it came about,"
said old Barton. "She's a girl of sense,
and it is not whatu man says or the way
he looks that takes with her, but it's tlie
way he does. Jim won hor by his actions, which appealed to her heart, while
you chaps tried to win her by your dress.
If it'B clothes a girl wants to marry, she
can beat taking you fellows all hollow
by going to a clothing store and buying
a suit."
"Blamed if I don't believe she could!'
said Anson.���Boston Globe.
Berlin, Dec. 21.���Tho Federal Council
havo rejected tho proposal to abolish tho
exceptional laws governing Alsace and
Lorraine. This course was taken in
harmony with tlie views of Prince Vou
llohenloho, tho Imperial Administrator,
who thinks tho two provinces not yot
ready for the ordinary legal condition?,
prevailing in other parts of Germany.
The Toronto
Shoe Store.
We have much pleasure in tendering our second holiday-
greeting and wishing you all the compliments of the season.
Our stocl is large, of the best goods, and prices are all in ,
favor of the buyer. We believe in keeping the money moving, small -irofits and qnick returns, and as times are hard and
money scarre, we. will help you out by cutting the profit to the
bone. The trade may squeal, as they have, but it is our customers we wish to please, and we are bound to do that with
Good Goods and Low Prices.    Call and see us.
Boots <fc Shoes
Have, just received a magnificent stock of Men's and Boys
Boots and Shoes, direct from the best Manufacturers
in Canada.        Every pair is
We have also a great variety of Slippers���just the thing
for Xmas presents.    The whole stock will be sold at the very
j lowest prices, and money can be  saved  by buying Boots and
Shoes from Sinclair & Co., Columbia street.
Paris, Dec.22.��� Many reports aro heard
as regards tho prospect of International
measures against tho anarchists. The
exact truth, as ascertained from official
sources; Is as follows: Spain and Austria
sent circular notes to tho powors simultaneously, but not lu concert, to ask
whether International measures against
anarchists might not be discussod in a
confnronco. No specific suggestion 01
proposals woro made in thoso notes.
England and (lermany declined to con
sldor thn matter. Itelgulm offered her
co-oporutlon only on the condition that
a doftnlto plan be proposed in advanc...
Austria thon dropped the subject. Spain,
however, reopened the matter In frc>h
communications, suggesting treaty
Obangei which would provldo for quicker
extradition, a loss complicated procoss of
expulsion and moro careful national sur
velllanco of suspects.
HIS HONOUR tho Lieutenant-Governor has been pleasod to make
tho following appointment:���
HOtli November, 1803.
Jamks D. Byrne, of the City of Vancouver, Esquire, to bo Official Administrator within and  for  tho Vancouver
County Court District.
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Fruit *.nd Salmon Boxes,
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Importers   of Plate,   Sheet,   and Fancy Glass
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The Pacific Canadian,
Near one of our largest cities, cosy of
access to the business thoroughfares, a
stately mansion has stood for many
years, overlooking a scene of unusual
beauty. Immense resources must have
been at the owner's command to enable
him thus to realise the conceptions of a
faultless taste. Residences are not rare
th.it betoken abundantwealth, but often
one can easily detect discrepancies that
are unmistakable evidence of unrefined
taste and a love of Bplendor that has
outrun the means of uniform gratification. An imposing or showy front is
too often united with cramped or shabby outbuildings, and unsightly arrangements in the rear are veiled by some
fanciful device too feeble to conceal the
Without the fabled ring of invisibility
either a very littlo imagination would
lend to a correct idea of tho interior of
such pretentious dwellings. Throw back
the heavy curtains, Beldoni allowed to
admit free light and air, and the parlors
will be found filled, not furnished, with
objects of great value and beauty, it
may bo, but in nowiso harmonious with
the appropriate furniture or colors of
tho apartments where they are found.
Bargains from somo insolvent debtor's
forced sale, perhaps, and bought as boing "all we can hope to obtain, and they
will answer to fill up just here." Tho
owner's eyo has never been trained to
shrink painfully from such unfortunate
Pass from the parlors to the dining
room. If h~ro the various articles were
only suited and arranged with pure taste
or for home comfort and enjoyment,
how attractive wo should find it I How
dazzling the exhibition of cut glass and
silver, how heautiful the rich snowy
damask���if displayed for guests of distinction or fashion! If not, drop these
curtains, close the door and pass far
back to a wing of the house, the common
dining and sitting room���untidily kept
and penuriously furnished. Tho table is
spread for only the family. Is that bill
of fare inviting? Will anticipations of
it quicken a weary husband's homeward
steps or call soft and loving smiles to
children released from the close air of
the schoolroom? Are these carelessly
dressed young ladies, idly lounging on
the dilapidated sofa, impatiently awaiting the tardy meal, the same, so elaborately attiredand brilliant with jewelry,
for whom you half lost your heart last
evening at the grand ball?
But this is hardly kind. If any prefer fashion and show to true taste and
solid home comforts, why criticise their
choice, unless by returning to the purer
atmosphere whicli we left for this digression tho contrast may "show unto you a
more excellent way."
It requires a more experienced observer than the writer to give any just
idea of the mansion to whicli your attention is recalled. You seo true grandeur
combined with exquisite neatness and
gracefulness���the very ideal of home���
no touch of coldness or formality, and
from the highest turret to the lowest
offico about tho extensive grounds this
bewitching harmony and symmetry
makes the picture perfect.
Now we will enter and stand a moment in the cpacious hall. Look up that
winding stairway. Easy of ascent, with
many a broad landing, to the lofty dome
abovo all. See how the rich sunlight
comes flashing down, gilding those grand
old pictures on the wall���lingering caressingly over the fairy statuette in that
alcove, gleaming through the bright
flowers and luxuriant vines, on these
brackets, into the cages near by and
waking up the birds to a wider gush of
melody���sparkling and twinkling and
scattering diamonds on tho golden heads,
white arms, bare feet of the little rogues
playing in that pictured brook or placing
a "glory"' on the brow of that sleeping
In the magnificent suit of rooms on
tho right the same refreshing union of
riohest beauty and softest repose attracts
you as you enter. The costly curtains,
closod only in tho evening, are now
thrown far back. Tho fragrance from
"a wilderness of sweets" in tho garden
perfumes tho room, and the free, life-
���iviug sun is Bhining unchecked over all.
Ivothing here need shun its brightest
beams. It rests on tho pure brow of the
liBautiful matron standing by the deep
recessed window, just touches the few
threads of silver in her luxuriant hair,
gently kisses tho still fair cheek and
beautifies as it passes.
How richly the heavy silk falls about
her stately figure! At this moment, how-
over, we miss the quiet dignity that one
ia wont to associate with statoliness.
One hand plays restlessly with that unpretentious ring on tho other, and as her
lingers press the golden band do we not
know well how her heart repeats the
loving words that years ago bound it
there? Very precious is the costly diamond, the "silver wedding" ring, given
when 85 years of married life have
passed, oa fall of happiness "as human
desire can seek or comprehend," bnt
every ray of many hned light that flashes
from it con never speak to her with the
magic voice of this simple circlet.
How earnestly the lady gazes from the
window! The mellow light and fragrant
air of the glorious "Indian summer," the
profusion of choice flowers, the bright
autumnal hues just beginning to enrich
the shrubbery, might well claim hor attention, bnt her ����� seeks something beyond. Sbo waits and watches for the
expected husband, and the shadow on
her brow would indicate somo anticipated calamity or trouble.
While thus absorbed a tall, noble looking young man enters and rouses ber
from this unwonted abstraction. She
meets him with a loving greeting, and
truly, if his face be a correct index to his
character, be is a son for whom a mother
may thank God.
A few moments' pleasant conversation
follows, bnt both are restless and UI at
ease. At length tbe young man spoke
abruptly. _     _.���	
"Mother, dear, when do you expect my
"I have been watching here for him the
last half hour, and surely he must soon
be home."
"Do you indulge any very sanguine expectations that our firm can possibly
avoid a total failure?"
"If they listen to reason rather than
pride and honestly acknowledge their
embarrassments, your father thinks a
settlement may confidently be hoped for
that will not only protect others from
loss through them, but secure to each
member of the firm a comfortable living,
with proper industry and frugality, till
this financial storm is passed."
"And surely, for their own interests,
they cannot longer hesitate."
It rests on the pure brow of ihe beautiful
matron. .
"They seem bereft of sound judgment,
and I have no doubt it is your father's efforts to bring them to the realizing sense
of tho danger of longer delay that so detains him."
"He must be sorely tried at any hesitation at such a crisis."
"Ah, yes. While business is so paralyzed, should they attempt to struggle
longer with the adverse circumstances
by which they are surrounded, the effort
will involve them in irreparable ruin���
and, sadder than all else, the blow may
fall at a time when they cannot prevent
great loss to those who have trusted in
them, and thus add to other trials the
imputation of dishonesty.
"That is the bitter penalty almost invariably meted out to those who by failure impoverish others."
The young man stood silent and
thoughtful for some minutes, while his
mother earnestly watched the chides
that swept across his face, and as they
deepened sho fondly passed her arm
around him, saying cheerfully:
"Why, George, my dear son, you are
surely too manly to despond when for
us there are no darker clouds in prospect than loss of property, for you may
rest assured no blot will tarnish your father's honor, and therefore if wo can remain undivided I foel very little disturbed at tho thought of pecuniary loss.
I am chiefly annoyed at the anxiety your
father may be compelled to endure before
he can bring his partners to consent to
an immediate settlement. But you, our
eldest son, are young, strong, well educated, enterprising and energetic.
"It would seem that you would find
more true enjoyment in an opportunity
to employ your talents in efforts to build
up our fortune anew than in the inheritance of wealth so abundant as to call for
no exertion on your own part. Many a
one whom God has richly endowed has
'buried his talents in a napkin,1 and
through the enervating influences of
wealth has lived and. died a mere cipher
instead of the glorious being an industrious life with limited means would have
made him."
George for a moment drew his mother
closely to his breast, and leaving a passionate kiss on her cheek replied:
"You misunderstand me, mother, dear.
Indeed I quite like the idea of engineering my own way in the world. It is for
you and my good, kind father that I feel
regret and sadness. It is not so long
since, but I can well remember by what
untiring industry, what patient efforts,
your present position was attained. No
inherited wealth placed us where we now
stand, but the sweat of father's noble
brow, aided and cheered by your loving
care and skillful management, just as
every true American should glory in
building up for himself a prominent place
in society, And now that in middle age
you are among the highest and noblest,
where you both are so well qualified to
shine, it does hurt me cruelly, my darling mother, to see a change in prospect.
"If you could but retain your present
position and let your children begin their
lifeS work now, as you did, that would
be perfectly satisfactory, ahd we should
havt no cause for sorrow or regret. And
indeed I cannot see why this should not
be so.
"father has never allowed all his
pronarty to mingle with tho concerns of
the store. Why not pay oil, and if need
be, moro than his proportion, then insist
on an immediate dissolution of tho firm?
The property honestly vested in your
name, my mother, would easily support
you in your present style without any
noticeable chango. You and father have
'borne the burden and heat of the day'
qoito long enough. Let us young ones
take our turn now."
George had spoken with great earnestness and rapidity, and his mother fondly
and wisoly abstained from any interruption at first, but now she checked him,
saving, with a loving smile:
"The blow has not yet fallen, my son,
or at least wo can know nothing definite
until your father returns. But of one
thing we may be certain���none will suffer loss by the failure of a firm in which
his name stands prominent, even if to
secure them from it we oro reduced to
extreme poverty.. Whatever property I
may legally claim is held only for tho
good and .honor of ns all unitedly and
subject at all times to your father's disposal. I fully appreciate your sorrow
and great reluctance on your parents' account to any change in our present life.
"But, my son, 'let not your heart be
troubled.' We have strength and energy sufficient still to return cheerfully to
the labor and close economy of earlier
days, if need be, and it will be much
easier than when we first began, for now
we have 'cheerful lada and merry lassies,
too,' who will bring not only willing
hearts and hands, but sunshine and gladness wherever our lot may be cast. And,
my boy, you will hardly credit me when
I tell you that as a matter of taste and
preference I should much prefer BOmo
less prominent position than to live surrounded, as we are now, by all this
pomp and Bhow.
"These cares and anxieties are to me
far more wearing than our first simple
country home, and in this feeling your
father fully sympathizes. Yet for our
children it has had its peculiar advantages, and we have accepted the trust
with grateful hearts for their sakes. If
the younger members of our family can
bo happy when called to take what the
world calls a lower position, you understand, your mother for one will bo quite
content. No friend that is worth the
name will be lost to us, and I have an
abiding faith that 'a righteous man will
never be forsaken nor his seed called to
beg bread.' I see your father turning
into Broad street, and now we shall soon
know all."
"But his step is slow and his wholo air
dejected. He is grieving for your sake,
dear mother, I see plainly, even if you
have no dread of the future."
"No, nol He sympathizes entirely in
the preferences of whicli I have spoken,
and I have also understood from the first
the probable termination of tho present
troubles. Something has annoyed your
father at the store, I have no doubt. I
fear Le Barron will make strenuous objections to an honorable investigation
and open acknow.. Jgment of inability to
proceed with the business."
"Ah, yes. But he would make no difficulty if he did not fear his lady wife,
who is altogether selfish, extravagant
and heartless."
"I am not so sure about him, my son.
His course for two years past during our
absence abroad has been altogether rash
and unscrupulous, showing radical defects in his character. She may have
tempted him into wrongdoing, but we
will not be too severe in our judgment of
her. The great in judiciousness of her
early training may give her some claims
to our pity."	
Mr. Newton was met as he entered the
parlor by his wife's" gentle "home welcome" and an affectionate greeting from
his son. Then, after a few moments'
general conversation, ho said:
"I know you are waiting anxiously to
hear the results of this day's deliberations, and feeling full confidence in your
courage to meet and endure bravely any
adverse circumstances I come without
hesitation directly to the fact that we aro
compelled to givo up our husiness and
close the store. You, my dear Lucy,
were prepared to expect this when we
parted this morning, but I regret that
our children cannot as readily comprehend tho necessity of a change so complete and sudden as we shall be compelled to make."
Mr. Newton was met by hit wife's gentle
"home iveleome."
"Give yourself no uneasiness, my dear
father, on our account. We should bo
unworthy of our parents could we not
meet adversity (if labor and a simpler
style of living be adversity) without complaint. You have not taught us to look
upon wealth as the only source of true
"We certainly have endeavored to give
you nobler ideas, and you, my son, are
sufficiently mature to viow life as a
school for high and lofty aspiration and
pure and nobler principles, but I feel
much solicitude for the younger members of our family."
"Never fear, Edward; you have a
strong band around you that will not
fail in the hour of trial. Let us know,
if you please, tho history of this day's
deliberations, for tho more clearly we all
understand the more readily will we be
able to fix upon some plan for our future
"It has been a hard struggle to convince my partners tbat we had no alternative but to close the concern if we
would save our honor. Thoy could not
but understand thut an attempt to continue this hopeless struggle would only
sink us deeper. But, naturally, they
shrank from a public acknowledgment
of failure, and he whose recklessness and
insane speculation has wrought this ruin
finds it very bitter to have it manifest to
tho world that we by having placed entire confidence in his integrity have
wrecked ourselves."
"You refer to La Barron, father, do
you not?"
"Yes. In truth, I think the sin must
rest entirely on him. Ha has been long
in charge of the financial department.
Indeed, for two years he has had the entire supervision of home business, Freeman acting under his directions, while I,
as you well know, have been in charge
of our foroign affairs during that period.
I needed the change after 25 years' cIobs
application at homO, and also greatly desired to consummate our long cherished
plan of giving you all the advantage of
foreign travel, when your mother and
myself could share part of the pleasure
with you.   It was an unwise arrange
ment, as the results now prove, but I
did not dream till since your return by
what cruel temptations Le Barron was
surrounded. You know, dear Lucy, his
wife's extravagant tendencies, but cannot even imagine how fearfully she has
involved her husband by their gratification. His natural fondness for wild
speculation has always been his besetting sin. In our business everything of
the kind has been peremptorily forbidden.
"After Le Barron's connection with us,
knowing of this weakness in his character, I watched him very closely.. It was
the only point where I had the slightest
misgiving, but during the 18 years we
have been together I have never until
now detected the least deviation from
the strictest line of honesty. Misguided,
miserable man, but he was fearfully
tempted. The net woven by his wife's
selfish love of dress and fashion was gathering closer and closer around him; certain destruction stared him in the face;
a grand speculation was insidiously proffered him; he yielded to the infatuation;
the bubble burst, and pecuniarily we
must all go down together."
"But, my dear father, why should you
suffer for his wrongdoing, so contrary to
the well understood regulations of the
"Because, my son, he was the accredited manager of the business in my absence. By a long and vexatious legal
process and by hard measures I might
possibly secure ourselves from any great
change. But it would be all uncertain,
and I cannot for many reasons feel this
to be the better way, certainly not the
kindest and most noble. Poor Le Barron, he has all that he can bear now, I
greatly fear all the disgrace and odium
must in the end rest with him. Freeman
has been careless and blundered, but is
not otherwise culpable, I think."
"When did you first apprehend any
danger, father?"
"Only a short time before we left Europe I received a friendly intimation
that while the present cloud overshadowed our country generally it might be advisable for me to return and resume the
charge of the business at home. I was
not at first greatly disturbed, although
I had for some time felt that Le Barron
was not keeping me as fully posted with
regard to home affairs as was desirable.
And so I had admonished him several
times, and in my last letter had spoken
rather severely. He at first promised
more punctuality, but in his last he excused his seeming negligence on the plea
that business had been for some time so
unusually brisk and prosperous it left
him but little leisure to communicate
with me.
"This I knew could not be correct, and
fearing he had dared to venture on some
wild scheme in my absence I became seriously alarmed, and as you well know
recalled you abruptly from your pleasant
travels and hastened home, giving no explanation for this sudden change in our
plans to any one except your mother.
For tho laBt three months I have been occupied in making a most rigid investigation, and now you have the results."
"How has Le Barron carried himself
duringyour examinations, which he must
know would end in the discovery of his
fraudulent course?"
"With a hardihood and indifference
that have been very painful to me. But
within the last week, as his duplicity became more fully revealed, he has broken
down completely."
"Now that vou know all," said Mrs.
Newton,' 'surely be has not the effrontery
to urge longer delay in dosing the business."
"Ah! He is half frantic AU his
hopes and courage are crushed, and he
dreads the revelations which must be
made to his family more than death or
"Has his wife thus far received no intimation of the storm that is gathering
about her?"
''Some, I imagine. But before this the
wretched woman must have been told
the whole. When he became satisfied
that the revelation could no longer be
delayed, I took the responsibility of making our determination public and urged
him to hasten to Roseville before the
tidings could reach his family through
general gossip, and beforo this the tale is
told. If Mrs. Le Barron has any love or
prudence left, she must prove it now, for
she cannot look upon her husband without realizing that his life and reason are
both in danger."
"There is little hope for him if his
safety depends at all upon his wife's gentleness or prudence," said George. "She
loves nothing but her own self. You
would be shocked could yon know how
shamefully her family havo always been
neglected and tormented whenever their
wishes interfered at all with her selfish
"Why, Georger I thought she loved
her children passionately and indulged
them most injudiciously. But for yean
I have known very Uttle of them."
"You know, dear mother, your children are often thrown into their society, ���
and etiquette has made an occasional call
neoessary, although the atmosphere has
been very distasteful to us, and thus we
have of necessity known more of them
than yon could. Oh, mother, it just occurs to me that on returning from our
ride this afternoon I loft Lillian and Rose
to call at the Le Barrons. I had no heart
to accompany tbem, knowing as I did of
father's anxieties, and now I fear they
will meet with a stormy reception."
"Oh, my son, I am vory sorry. Should
thev learn of this misfortune there, it
will be a rude shock for our dear girls."
"I am inexpressibly grieved," said the
father. "We could have made the rev-
elation so much easier. I have these
dear ones very near my heart of late. To
them life has been thus far only sunshine.
How will they endure tbe shadows?"
"Lillian is naturaUy quiet and self
possessed, but Bose all life and joyous-
"Oh, father! You do not yet know
our Boso if you fear for her," said George
earnestly. "I do not believe that I cherish warmer affection for one sister than
tbe other. Neither will repine, I am
confident, but in times of trial of whatever nattjro little Rosie will teach us all. ui
Her Bmile will bo just as glorious, her
sweet voice be heard in cheerful carols
as fresh and hopeful nnd hope giving in
a lonely cottage as in princely parlor. Is
it not bo, mother?"
"Yes, my son. You judge correctly.
Our girls, my.dear husband, are brave
spirits and will not murmur at any
change that brings no reproach and
threatens no disunion, but Roso seems
gifted with an abundant overflow of
cheerful courage that is peculiarly inspi-
rathig to all who are brought within the
sphere of her influence, and which will
ever be to her the strongest assurance of
peace and happiness under all circumstances."
"But, my dear Lucy, it is not simply
the effect of a change in our pecuniary
state or social position may have on our
daughters that has caused me so much
cnxiety. On those points you and George
cannot trust them more fully than I do.
But you cannot both have forgotten that
I here are other ways in which our misfortune may imperil their peace cf mind.
They have given their happiness into
other hands than ours."
"You refer of course to Dunbar and
Granville. Why, my dear. Eustace has
so grown up with our children, and Lilly
and he havo so long thought and felt in
unison that I would as soon expect our
boy here would shrink from the trial."
"No, dear; I have no fears for Lillian's
peace, but a slight aud most natural misgiving about Grenville. I wish Dunbar
wero hero for her own sake more than
fears for his constancy."
"Ah, now yoi' touch tho one fear that
has often made mo Iremblo of late, and
whicli ull this day I have weakly tried to
banish. Grouville'i- faults lie mostly iu
his pride and aristocratic notions, but he
lias truly a loving heart, and for our
child I am confident Mb affection is very
deep and pure. On such love, you know,
I have ever felt it safe to lean trustingly. If ho should fail our darling, she has
given him so truly the full love of her
intense nature, how could sho bear it?"
And the mother's voice was full of fear.
George had listened to his parents' conversation with tightly folded arms and
compressed li;:s, but now stepping quickly to his mother's side he laid a hand lovingly on her shoulder and said:
"Again, I say, my dear parents, have
no fear for our noble girls. Lilly's happiness is in safe keeping. I would pledge
my life for Eustace's truth. He will, I
think, bo hero tonight. As for Grenville"���he hesitated, and his eyes became
almost fierce. "Our Rose's danger lies
in another direction than the loss of our
poor wealth."
"I do not understand you, mv son."
"You know, father, since our land has
been so full of bitterness you have been
fearful that this wild election strife might
lead to civil war. I have listened with
deference toyourmaturer judgment, but
even while it forced itself upon me as a
correct idea my heart did not recognize
it as a danger that could really befaU
us. The United States at war with eaoh
other! It truly seemed absurd and impossible. But the last few weeks have
brought the idea beforo mo with a fear
that seems like certainty. And. father,
should war como upon us, Grenville is
a southerner, though educated at the
north, and thia is what fills me with apprehension for my Bister. He has not been
frank with us. His feelings are with the
"Why havo you never told us this bofore?" said Mr, Newton, with deep emotion.
"Because, although it is some weeks
rince this suspicion has haunted me, I
had not been sure beyond a doubt till
within two days. Why, it is only last
Sabbath evening we wero all expressing
the most decidod Union sentiment. Rose,
tho darlini;, you will remember, was tho
most earnest and enthusiastic among us,
and Grenville listened and replied to her
with an interest apparently so true, with
no shadow of dissent, that I reproached
myself for cherishing uncharitable fears.
But the deceiver," cried the young man,
while the veins on hisfiuslied brow stood
out like knotted cords; "let Rose know
with c rtainty but half whut I have
learned, even sinco I parted from her but
a few hours since, that ho is linked with
the south and will strike hands with her
in case of war���she will cast him from
her at once,"
"Yes, my son, and break her heart in
doing it."
"No, mother. I hardly think that she
will be broken in spirit upon a question
that divides the affections of so many.
She is extremely enthusiastic in her
views upon this matter, but her true
heart was given to what she believed to
be real solid worth. When she finds it
was but a phantom, she may suffer for a
time, but fear not���she will bear it
bravely and come out of the fiery furnace unharmed."
"This grieves mo cruelly," said Mr.
Newton. "How insignificant are all
other troubles compared with this.
Anxiety for your parents and bearing
with you this grievous knowledge of
your sister's coming trial was heavy
burden for your young heart to carry,
my son."
"Did I not tell you, Edward,  that
through God's blessings our boys wero
growing up towers of strength for our
later years?   And shall we not trust our
girl in our Fathor's hands?"
"We will, my dear wife. Bnt bofore
our daughters' return l^t tie eaoh understand that this fear for Rose mustlicun-
spoken for the present. We will not anticipate the trial, Grenville will doubtless bo with us this ev< nlng and must be
present at our deliberations. I much
prefer that his own words or acts should
reveal him to our child, Lot us drop
this painful subject or we shall have no
power to control our fears when we
meet them. The certain and known
trouble should have our attention just
now, and as you wisely oounBel, dear
wife, we will try to leave our children
and their future in our Maker's hands."
They sat silent a few moments, when
George, turning to his father, said:
"Have you yet been able to form any
planB for our future?"
"Nothing definite of course. For the
last three months the probable termination of our affairs has been constantly on
my mind^and naturally schemes for our
coming efforts nave frequently arisen and
as often been rejected. When all is completely settled, if I am not greatly mistaken, v.-e may hope there will be a surplus left us for a comfortable beginning,
but how wo must descend in a pecuniary
sense we cannot yet foresee.
"Legally we might leave this good
mother a great abundance for the continuance of her present stylo, or something very nearly like it, and she would
doubtless allow us to havo a homo with
hor while wo wero buUding up a new
foundation. But she has some curious,
old fashioned notions about cleaving to
husband and children and sharing all
deprivations with them, and I cannot say
that I feel in the mood to resist her loving judgment. But when we aro all together this evening we must have a full
,".nd free consultation. Whatever arrangement can be matured that will best
employ your different tastes and at the
same timo be most conducive to the general good of all will, I know, be your governing motive rather than any selfish
"Thanks, father; I think you do not
judgo mo incorrectly. I am conscious of
no wish but permission to aid in making
this change as little harassing and painful to my parents, brothers and sisters
as possible. For myself, as long as no
dishonor can rest upon our name, I feel
no uneasiness���but there is tho carriage."
As the young ladies entered the parlors the parents' hearts shrank from the
interview, and George fully shared the
pain. That they were laboring under
some strong excitement was vorjr apparent. They passed, without pause, directly to Mr. Newton's side, and tho eldest,
laying a trembling hand on his arm, said:
"What is it all, father? Wo called at
Roseville nnd were told that tho ladies
were engaged, but while we stood on the
steps receiving this message we could
not fail to hear Mrs. Lo Barron using tho
most violent and abusive language to her
hubband. and, oh, father, she coupled
your numo with injustico and dishonor,
employing the most bitter terms, which
sho surely intended us to hear,"
"Both accusations aro utterly false,"
indignantly replied George.
"Oh, we of course wero sure of that,"
answered Rose, Beating herself on her
father's knee; "but tell us directly, papa,
for that you and mother are greatly disturbed about something is very evident."
"Oft, we of cour��e were sure of that," an
swered Rose.
Drawing Lillian closer to his side, Mr.
Newton answered:
"My dear girls, we are only disturbed
because we must tell you that whicli
may brirg our children uneasiness and
disappointment, but no dishonor."
The fair faces were pressed caressingly
to his brow, and Lillian gently answered:
"Susponse will be harder to endure
than any misfortune we may share with
you and mother."
"You are right, my darling. We have
no intention to conceal aught from our
children or leave you in needless suspense. Our business during our sojourn abroad has been, by criminal mismanagement, ruined, and it. now. only
remains for us to arrange a settlement
in the most honorable manner and begin
life anew."
An acknowledgment of "failure" always brings to the young a kind of mysterious awe, a shrinking from the first
step into an unknown nnd untried region, and the father felt the dear forms
his arms encircled tremble for a moment, but that soon passed when they
observed their mothers calmness, and
Lillian replied:
"b..t why did Mrs. Le Barron speak
of you so bitterly, father? Surely you
did not merit such fearful accusations.''
"No, indeed," exclaimed George. "She
may thank her own extravagant folly for
it all. Her husband would never have
ventured on such measures as that of
which he was guilty during father's absence if 6he had not so wickedly involved him by her insane lovo of display. No blame can possibly rest npon
our father."
"Ah, yes, my son. In trusting so implicitly to another's honor or judgment I
am to blame. The principal of an extensive and complicated busiuess like ours
should never relux his vigilance."
"But, father, will not your loss in this
faUure bo as heavy as the others?"
'   "Yes, my Lilly.   By far the
"Then why did that wicked woman
cast unj nst aspersions on you?" said Rose,
with excitement..
"None of tho members of the company
will credit hor words, nor indeed tin
business world generally, my pet. Th"
unkind language you heard was simply
the ebullitions of a disappointed nod ambitious woman, who should receive our
pity rather than our harsh censure."
"But, dear papa, tell me, please, iBthis
failure bo severe that any will loee or
Buffer by you?"
"My dear little rosebud, we shall be
able to pay every penny. Your eyes can
meet the gaze of the universe fearlessly and sure that none is impoverished
through our losses."
"Then who cares, or why should we
aU look pale and anxious over this?" replied tho bright girl, clapping her hands
"But, little one, are you aware that to
do this we must leave our pleasant home,
resign, all the appliances of ease and lux
ury that now surround US, 1686 ci
among many of your companions, while
we labor and economize Btrictly to be
able to supply the family with the bare
comforts of life? How can my darlings
endure thia great and sudden change?"
"Grandly, my dear papa. I don't dislike the change at aU. I was telling sister but a few days ago that our mode of
life was not satisfactory, being, aB it has
always been, utterly useless. For years
we have been simple works of art
about the house for others to look after
and arrange in suitable lights. In the
morning we cannot rise till Marie or
Theresa comes to dress us, and all day
long they dance attendance upon our
whims. At night we must be disrobed
and put to bed like little babies. I have
long felt dissatisfied with myself, because I was conscious that I was not developing all the powers God had given
mo and yet could not understand how
to change the daily routine of busy
nothings. Now we may at least learn
what hands and feet wero made for."
"But, dear father," said the eldest sister, with some hesitation, "I thought
our mother had a fortune invested in
her own name, entirely subject to hor
control, to provide for just such an
emergency as this. That surely will
supply all your wants. Then why spoak
of returning to the hard labor and close
calculations of your younger dayB? Your
children will cheerfully do that. Our
parents should rest now and allow us
to learn the same useful lessons you so
wisely practiced in your youth."
"Why, my dear girl," said Mrs. Newton, Bmiling, "your thoughts seem to
run in the same channel as your brother
"They often do that, mother," said
George, throwing his arm lovingly
around his sister,
"And do not mine also, Sir Brother?"
asked Rose with an injured air.
"No, Skylark; oh, no. Your thoughts
'soar singing up to heaven's high aroh'
and thence descend upon us with sunshine and rosy hues in tho darkest hour,
you darling littlo sunbeam, youl"
"But, Rosie, what will Jasper say to
this hasty descent and all this talk about
learning the use of hands and feet, eh?
I fear that he will rebel at the two years'
probation yet to be passed and spirit you
off to that southern Eden he so enthusiastically portrays to prevent you from
sharing with us the changes wa anticipate."
Mr. and Mrs. Newton tried by a warning look unseen by Rose to stop George's
allusion to Grenville, but soon felt that
be was acting wisely. A word apparently lightly opoken might awaken a train
of thought that would in some degree
prepare her for the first shock should her
betrothed prove unworthy.
Rose answered her brother gayly:
"Never you fear for Jasper. He does
not alone lovo wealth or station and will
be the same to me in a lowly cottage
working with embrowned and hardened
hands aa when playing tho butterfly in
those grand, old parlors! or if ho cannot,"
her gay sinilo suddenly faded and a look
of hard, stern resolution such as her
friends never witnessed before settled
about her lips, changing the expression
of her whole lace���"or if he cannot���thei.
let him pass. He would not be worth regretting."
"Ah, that may be," said her sister,
"not worth regretting, but could you
help it, darling?"
"Help it?" cried the spirited girl. "I
should acorn such a man too deeply to
mourn for him. But, Lil, aro you trembling lest Eustace may wish to desert
you? Ah, I shall not allow that. He has
beon too long a true brother to fear any
ohango in him."
"No, sister, I am not fearing or doubting, but ono cannot resist the intrusion
of many unwonted thoughts in contemplating a change so entire and sudden.
But you need not fear I cha.ll do Eustace
injustice, We havo known each other
too long. I would as readily doubt
George, or you, my only sister.'"
"It would be very Btrange, my children," said Mr. Newton, "if your minds
did not at times turn toward possibilities until you have seen both year friends
and they fully understand your present
position. I do not say this because I
have the remotest suspicion that loss of
wealth will produce any change either
in Dunbar or Grenville. On the contrary, I expect to see increasing tenderness and a moro earnest desire to Bhield
you from trial and hardship."
Roso sat unusually quiet, and George's
loving watchfulness changed the current
of her thoughts by saying:
"Your question, my gentle Lilly, remains unanswered. You were inquiring
concerning property belonging to our
mother. Could you not read an answer
in father's glance which made her cheek
ns fresh and blooming ns your own?
Sho will not accept by right that which
would embarrass her husband in settling
the wholo concern on tho broadest i basis
of old fashioned honesty."
"And that, my Bon, is but simply doing my duty, not at all deserving your
gallant compliment. Would you willingly give any tho least occasion to accuse your father of wrong or injustice
because legally I might retuin that which
could enable htm to make a most satisfactory settlement of this whole business?"
"Oh, no, mother; I rejoico that vou can
do as you propose if by bo doing the
most captious can find no blame in father, yet you must allow me to be a littlo
proud of you notwithstanding."
"And all this time," interrupted Rose,
"no ono has spoken or thought of Alfred
and Ralph."      f
"You are indeed greatly mistaken, my
child; our boys jjavo not been long absent from our thoughts. I am very thankful that these developments havo transpired during their vacation. I hope we
can manage to aid them in completing
their education.'}
"Alfred will never agree to that-^ner-
er," cried Rose. "Do you think he would
consent to our laboring to keep him in
college at suoh �� crisis as thiB? No, indeed; I know my brother better. Much
as he prizes his UteraTy advantages, they
would never repay him for the deprivation of sharing Vith us in these united
efforts." ._ __
Nelson's First Train,
Spokane, Dec. 20.���When Conductor
Sinclair's train readied Spokane from
the north at (5.40 o'clock last evening
with 70 pnssongers tho first round trip
over the Spokane & Northern and Nolson
& Fort Sheppard read was complete.
The arrival of the train at Nelson, B.C.,
Tuesday evening was tho signal for the
wildest kind of a demonstration. The
entire population turned out. Five gallons of free whiskey was opened before
the passengers had fairly alighted from
the cars. Free busses decorated with
streamers took thn passengers all over
town, while a merry crowd followed the
procession through tbe streets, making a
tremendous din. Everything was free
In Nelson, and a good many citizens In
the town stayed up all night.
Hird, thetailor.
I To define what shall be deemed
a lawful fence within the
boundaries of the District.
i'IMIK Reeve and Council of tliu District of
i j( Ooquitlam in Council assembled enacts
��� us follows:
I    (1.) A wire fence to constitute u legal fence
must have a top rail and three wires.  The
top rail must not be less than three Inches
lu diameter  at the small   end,   and either
J spiked with six-Inch spikes, or one inch thick
! trunnels, or the top rail imiy bu composed of
\ lxfl Inch hoards saoutely nailed to side of
posts Within two inches of top of posts.   The
| DOS ta must not be less than  four Inches In
diameter ut the small end. and be sunk not
i less than two and  one half  feet Into the
ground.   The fence to be not less than four
leet nine inches from tlie ground to the top
of the top rail.   The posts to be not over ten
feet apart, tlie first wire to be ono foot from
the ground, tho second two feet from the
ground, and the third wlru half-way between
the second wire and the top rail.
(2) For a board fence the posts shall be
four feet nine inches long from tbe surface
of the ground, and sunk two and one-half
feet in tho ground, aad to be not moro than
ten feet apart; the boards to be securely
nailed to the face of the posts, with not less
than 8 penny nails; the boards to be what Is
termed in mills as inch lumber, not less than
six inches wide, and distribution of boards
to conform with the Prov. Statutes regarding fences. Thu posts to be not less than
four Inches diameter.
(3) For a picket fence the posts shall bo
four feet hifrh above the ground, sunk two
and one-half feet into the ground, and not
more than ten feet apart. The pickets must
not be less than three-quarters of an Inch
thick, and four feet nine Inches long from
the ground, and to be either sunk six Inches
into the ground or securely nailed to two
rails, ono rail on top of post, and the other
one foot from ground.
(4) A. picket fence without posts shall consist of pickets of not less than three Inches
in diameter at the small end, and sunk Into
the ground not less than two feet, and not
more than three inches apart, and to stand
four feet nine Inches from the surface of the
ground, and 1x3 or 1x0 inch boards nailed
within six Inches of the top of pickets with
not less than 8 penny nails.
(15) All snake or crooked fences to be
deemed a lawful fence shall bo six rails (not
less than four inches at small end) high and
the rails are not to be over six inches apart
staked and ridered. either centre staked or
corner staked, and tho stakes are not to be
less than two inches in diameter ut the top
end, and driven or sunk In the ground not
less than nine inches. The rider must not t e
less than three Inches In diameter at the top
ond, and not more than twenty Inches from
top rali, the worm to be laid for twelve foot
rails must not be over sixteen feet from first
corner to second corner.
(IS) A double post fence straight must be
made with posts not less than four feet nine
high, and sunk in the ground two feet six
Inches and securely fastened at top of posts
either with slats nailed across or tied with
wire, and tho rails are not to be more than
six Inches apart, and four feot nine inches
high from ground to top of rail.
(7) Chock and log fences shall be of the
same dimensions as snake fences only without stakes and rider; but the top log must
be securely spiked or trunnoled with not less
than Inch thick trunnels.
This By-Law shall take effect on the first
day of January, 1894.
This By-Law may be cited as the Coquitlam
Fence By-Law, 1893.
Reconsidered and finally passed and the
seal of the Corporation attached this
[L.a.]   Eleventh day of November, 1893.
C. M. O.
The above Is a true copy of a By-Law
pusssil by the Mulclpal Council of the District of Ooquitlam on the Hth day of Nov.,
A.D., 181)3, and all persons are hereby required
to take notice that anyone desirous of applying to have such By-Law t any part thereof
quashed, must make Ills application for that
purpose to the Supremo Court within one
month next after the publication of this
By-Law in the British Columbia Gazette,
or he will bo too late to be heard In that
For Extra Choice  Fresh
and Prepared Bleats
Campbell &-Dolierty,
The Cheapest & Largest Tailoring House
in the Province, employing at present
20 hands.
We make men's suits from 85 to $15 cheaper
than others, and yet make more money than "the old
time big profit," small business, slow coach Tailors.
Something New-Our List.
All  Wool  business Suits W8.   Old price 825.
Irish Serge, heavy weight 820.     "     "    $30 to 35
Flno Worsted Suits, $25 to $35.      "      "    $35 to 45
All Wool Pants, -        $4.50.  "      "    $6.50
The fact is we would like to have a look at the
man who sells cheaper than wo do.
Waterproof Ulsters & Overcoats
to order from $14 up.
Cloth sold by tho yard.    Suits cut and trimmed If
you want to make them at home.
Ah   immense   stock  of Ready Made
nothing Tor Men and Boys.
Samples and rules for self measurement sent on
Yon will find us in the Curtis Block���the Store with the Granite Pillars.
of Wall Paper.
To make room for New Stock, we will give
A Discount of 10 per cent
on all Cash Sales, for 30 days only.
G. F. WELCH  &  SOX,
Corner Agnes and 6th Streets, Westminster.
P. O, BOX 405.
Telephone 7-4.
they are selling
100 lb. Sacks Shorts, $1 26
100   lb.   Sacks    Bran,    1  15
90 lb. sacks rolled Oats, 3 60
10O lb. sacks of Wheat, 1 5o
5 lb.   Boxes of Tea,    1 1o
6o lb. mats China Rice,   1 85
Hungarian Flour, $4 70 per barrel
9 tins Tomatoes, $1 00
11 tins^Pease, $1 oo
11  tins Corn,    1 oo
Ceylon Tea, 4o cents per lb
13 lbs Currants, $1 oo
All other Groceries at very Lowest prices for Cash
Don't forget the address:
Opposite C. P: R. Station, Colnmbia St
Opposite Reld & Currie's Foundry.
Of all kinds on hand.
A Call Solicited.
Columbia Street, New Westminster.
Tho Latent and Choicest Patterns In Scotch
and English Tweeds, Etc., for full and winter
Get Prices!
D. LYAL <fe CO.,
looks, Stationery, Fancy Goods,
Pianos,   Organs,  Music,   etc.
B.  O.
Oldest, Business Premises in the City.
Clothing, Men's Furnishings,
Hats and Cans, Trunks and Valises
Try a Pair of $2.50 or $8.00 Pants.
A Fine Assortment of
Gentlemen's Japanese  Smoking; Jackets
Corner Columbia and Mary streets, New Westminster. 8
30,    1893.
Finest Collection of Palm. In the World.
The Victoria Reels. �� LUy Which Will
Hold Up a Child���Plants Included Among
CongreeeioDal Perquisites.
tJnole Sam's botanical garden In Washington occupies a tract of between eight
and nine acres of land almost in tbe
shadow of tho capitoL
If yon aro a newly elected member of
congress and have not been initiated
into the full scope of your perquisites,
you will probably receive within a short
time after your arrival a letter from
gome person you never knew and never
heard of. asking you for an order on the
superintendent for some choice ferns,
palms or hanging baskets to be filled at
their own suggestion. Perhaps the letter comes from some resident of Washington, for there are many here who are
on the outlook for new mombers of congress, especially those who do not bring
iheir families with them, or it may come
from one of your own constituents, who
is well versed in all the congressional
perquisites. So it will not be long before you learn that there is a va6t variety of things beside seeds and congressional reports, whicli only await your
order informing the custodians where
the articles may bo sent.
Each member of congress is entitled to
a certain amount from the botanical garden each year, the kind and the amount
being of course subject to the rules of
tho superintendent. If a senator sho..Id
k , send for one of the rare specimens of
palms or cactuses, it is very doubtful
about the request being honored. The
last specimen of a rare plant would not
bo given up under any circumstances.
The most of the orders sent in are for
roses, geraniums and blooming plants,
of which there is a great supply. If the
representative or senator prefers to have
his quota of plants sent to his green-
bouse in hia native town or city, he is
furnished by the clerk of the house of
representatives with a wooden shipping
box, in which the plants are securely
packed and shipped by express to their
proper destination.
Upon entering the botanical garden
by the west gate yon will notice on each
side of the broad walk an endless variety of cactuses, in all of the varied conditions of growth and scratchiness. Some
seem to grow after ideas peculiarly their
own, as if their chief charm lay in thoir
scrawny ugliness. Others are very pretty and would help wonderfully to adorn
any conservatory or bay window. This
avenue extends for about 250 feet, when
the decorations of the avenne change,
and you find yourself amid an avenue of
Yon may have hnrried by the great variety of cactuses, but you will certainly
loiter along among the choice collection
of palms gathered from every quarter of
the globe where palmB grow.
The largest of ail the conservatories is
the palm house, with its immense dome
shaped roof. The building has to be a
large one to accommodate some of the
immense paims which it contains, many
of which are 40 feet high. Hero you will
find palms from Mexico, Brazil, Central
America, South America New Caledonia,
Australia and the South Sea islands;
palms with long trunks, palms with thin
leaves, with broad leaves, with long
names and with short names, that you
read and forget with an ease that is wonderful, so that the most you carry away
with you is a memory that you have seen
the largest variety of palms in the world.
In the large basin, DO feet in diameter,
is the Bartholdi fountain, whicli was
purchased at the Centennial exposition
of 1S7B by tho library committee for the
Botanical garden. The fountain is of
cast iron and cost ��0.000. lu I ho basin
of the fountain grows the Victoria Regia,
tho largest species of water lily in the
world. The lily is an annual, and nsthe
season in Washington is too brief for the
lily to reach its' maturity, tlie seed has to
bo imported each year. Tlie plant is a
native of Brazil, and the seeds are imported in water, lor if they were kept
dry during the length of time which
would be required for transportation
the seeds would be worthless. In August tho Victoria Regia is in its full
glory, and it is during this month that
the amateur photographer delights himself by posing a small child upon one
of the immense leaves. By this novel
experiment wo are better ablo to judge
of the size of this giantess of the lily
Among the other wonders of the botanical garden is a large bed of elephant
graBs, which grows to tho height of 18
or 20 feet. As a rapid growing plant
this grass seems to be the lirst in its
class, but during the winter season it
dies down to the roots. When in blossom, the bod looks like a small section
of the jungle transplanted to American
The trees in the botanical garden have
been selected more with a view to their
adaptability to the soil and climate and
to thoir wortli as shade trees rather
than to illustrate peculiar kinds or varieties of trees, and altogether tho general
effect of the tree planting lias been very
successful, in that the requisite amount
of shade has been secured as well as a
harmonious touch of general embeliBh-
ment of tho garden.���Boston Herald.
Dramstto Littlo Incidents Connected With
the Reception of His Kxaot Fare.
Everybody who has lived in London
has witnessed the dramatic little incidents connected with cabby'B reception
of his exact fare. His hirer, having
alighted, stands on the pavement and
feels for his purse. Cabby meanwhile
leans over the railing of his seat with a
benignant and ingratiating smile. That
smile, it may be stated at once, is a
fraud. It is not .a gennine beam of good
nature, but is one of cabby's business
"props." It is a smile of much meaning, and cabby throws his whole soul
into it. It is trusting and confident. It
insinuates that cabby feels that he has
met in you a man in whom he recognizes a peculiarly generous nature. It
means that cabby has no anxiety. He
knows that you are going to give him
something for himself.
But as a matter of fact, if you watch
cabby closely, you will see the hollow-
ness of its professions. Cabby's eyes are
very wide open, and he is scanning a
great deal more carefully than his fare
the littlo pile of silver that gentleman is
turning over in his hand. Then he
stretches down his hand, broad and fat,
but trustingly, assured that ho is about
to be treated ivs a man should be. The
fat palm ascends again, but as his fare
turns to depart, tho smile dies away.
For a moment, as if dazed, ho gazes
blankly into his hand; then a look of
��� tingled contempt and indignation passes
over his expressive face. He turns fiercely on his prey.
'"Ere, wot's this?"
"Your fare," floats back to him.
"My faro!" in a tone of scathing scorn
-*-"my fare!"
Then rapidly and with a businesslike
manner, as if the time foe emotion were
passed now:
"'Ere, 'old 'ard; I wants another tanner."
By this time his fare, if he knows anything at all about cabmen, is well under
way. Cabby, standing up, dashes the
offending shilling on the ground with a
gesture of ineffable loathing, as at some
unclean thing. No good. His fare is
disappearing, unconcerned, and cabby,
convinced that the game is up, but loath
to reliiejuish his indignation, slowly unswathes himself from the folds of his
voluminous blanket, descends as slowly,
picks up the innocent shilling still more
slowly, mounts again, gathers up his
reins with one final blighting look behind him and driven away, his face that
of a man who never till that moment
had sounded the hideous depths of sordid human nature.���London Sketch.
ll-.l.  ftiAG..; tamrtUH.
tflrn clar.dn aot-jsj tlie field ttie:c font,
Am] ah'idnws slowly form, comtua.
And gather slmpo.   A tiny boat
I tee. tossed in the fouining brine.
0 rower, wait!   Brave rower, stayl
Nay, boat and rower fade away.
Again the dim clouds gather o'er
And sljtvly shape a battlelleld.
And, dctui nr living, wounded sore*
One lies beside it broken shield.
O warrior, canal thou heed or hear?
Nay, for the visions disappear.
Fling down tbe shining Burfaoe bare.
An idle tale it lulls to ine.
The shadowy form I Image there
I trace In earth and air and sea.    \
Earth, sen and air from pole to pole
The magic mirror of my soall
���May Kendall in Longman's ]
Mesalliance is always interesting���
when it occurs outside of our own immediate circle of relatives and friends.
A mau or woman sacrifices social instincts, bids defiance to conventions and
follows the simple promptings of the
heart���and the results? Disagreeable to
those most nearly concerned, but fascinating to the outside world. There is
no subject so fruitful for the novelist.
A well known novel, now widely read,
was saved by this. I will not name it,
for I cannot break literary confidences.
The writer, a favorite living novelist,
had reached a point in his story whon everything, characters and events, eeemed
to settle down to a deadly low level of
dull commonplace. He was in despair.
A friend, an experienced man of the
world, gave him a word of advice: "Introduce a mesalliance. That never fails
to enliven things." The novelist did bo,
and his book is selling briskly today.���
A Little Tin Mouse.
A Manayunk man who has a pet cat
bought one of those new fangled mouse
toys from a vender on Market street on
Saturday afternoon. Whon he arrived
at liis house in the evening, he brought
out tbe mouse and began to run it up
and down the dining room floor. Tabby,
who was lying on a rug, suddenly gave
a jump for the supposed rodent. This
scared the head of the house so much
that he jumped back and in doing so upset the supper table, breaking nearly all
the dishes and mixing up the evening
meal into a boarding house hash. The
family dog secured the choicest beefsteak, and the cat began to lap up the
spilled cream. Mr. Housekeeper had a
big sized row with his wife and ended
up the scene by getting gloriously drunk.
The till mouse, the cause of all the estrangement, was crushed in the melee.���
Philadelphia Record.
Some of the diseases which flesh is heir
to are contagious in every sense of the
word. A contact bo slight that it does
not reach even Bkin contact, but merely
contact with the air which smallpox
patients breathe, is sufficient to cause
smallpox in man. So, too, mediate contact���that is to say, the handling by the
well of material touched by the sick-
lias been proved to bo the cause of many
diseases, of which erysipelas and scarlet
fever may be cited as examples. The
products of certain other diseases ���
typhoid fever, for example���require to
be taken into the economy to become
maleficent. Still others, such as glanders,
must be introduced into the blood current itself before they are dangerous,
These facts have been proved by long
observation and are not to be disputed,
���Baltimore Sun.
National Flowers.
The flower badges of nations are ns
follows: Athens, violet; Canada, sugar
maple; Egypt, lotus; England, rose;
France, flower-de-luce (lily); Florence,
giglio (lily): Germany, cornflower; Ireland, shamrock leaf; Italy, lily; Prussia,
linden; Saxony, mignonette; Scotland,
thistle; Spain, pomegranate; Wales, leek
Mixed Metaphor.
"Brethren," said an earnest exhorter
to a body of religious workers, "brethren, remember that there is nothing
which will kindle the fires of religion ill
the human heart like water from the
flMutains of life."���Springfield Republican.
Ideas In Had Dreams.
People havo been known to eat indigestible suppers in erder to produce
dreadful dreams. For instance, a
painter of the last century was noted
for the horrible nature of liis pictures.
Report says of him that he used to eat
raw beef and underdone pork chops for
Buppor and bo bring on nightmares,
which gave him fresh ideas.���Exchange,
Chrysanthemum Crape.
A new fabric is chrysanthemum crape,
in which narrow riblike cords wave
crosswise of half-inch grooves made by
an almost imperceptible crimping. Like
tho waved chiffon the coloring is perfect, all the varied chrysanthemum
shades and many more being shown,
Returning from New York city by the
E railroad a few years ago, I bought
of the train boy a copy of a Cincinnati
paper, in which I read a long account of
the robbery of the City National bank
of L , Ky., and the sudden disappearance of its teller. Harry W. Swope. As
usual in such caBes, he had been a trusted
employee, a member of the church and a
society young man. The robbery was a
particularly cool one, the gentleman
having quietly slipped $90,000 in notes
:'nto a valise on the previous Saturday
afternoon after bank hours and walked
out into the cold world.
That was the last seen of him, nnd it
was not until after the bank opened on
Monday morning that any one suspected
anything wrong. The affair created an
immense sensation. "Society" was shocked, tho church scandalized and the bank
directors furious. The newspapers printed long stories of the Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde sort of existence the young man
had led for a number of years, and
numerous friends of the "lately departed" knowingly shook their heads as they
told the reporters that they knew something like that was sure to happen soon.
This sensation so interested me that
when I reached Cincinnati I scarcely
realized the express was, as usual, an
hour behind time and had failed to make
connection with the train to L ,   I
should therefore be compelled to take
the last train going west that night,
which would cause me to stop over night
in a one horse town in Indiana that did
not contain a comfortable hoteL
I knew Mr. Swope by sight, having
come in contact with him on a number
of occasions while doing business with
the bank of which he was toller. The
L papers I bought in the Union depot gave further details of the affair
aud contained also the announcement
that the bank directors had offered a reward of $1,000 for Swope's capture and
10 per cent of the cash returned, which
would make a total of $10,000 if tbe rascal was caught before he got rid of his
After eating an unsatisfactory lunch I
took a seat in the general waiting room
of the depot aud ruefully awaited my
train. As I did so I noticed ayoung man
approach my seat, aud placing his valise on the floor alongside my own, to
which it bore a strong roseniblance. sit
down while he looked cautiously around
nt the clock on the wall and then at the
officials moving about.
How long he sat beside me I don't remember, but after a time he slowly arose
aud walked over to the telegraph office
at the farther end of the room. Bofore
he came back a strong lunged individual
in uniform stepped up to me ami bawled
nut the names of the towns which the
train about to start was bound for. Hurriedly picking up my valise, I made
straight for the gate and was soon aboard
my train for the west.
The journey was made with the usual
discomfort and monotony.   The depot
at N  Y , Ind., where I had   to
stop over from 10 p. m. till 5 the next
morning, had been rebuilt since my last
visit to that town, and remembering too
well my hotel experience there a year
before I resolved to speud one night in
the depot waiting room with a few
other passengers who shared my misfortune.
All that night the face of the stranger
who had occupied a seat beside me in the
Cincinnati depot haunted me. There
was something about him that reminded
me of Teller Swope. He was just his size
and build. His mustache, to be sure,
was wanting, but that lie should shave
off this appendage was to be considered
a matter of course. The gold spectacles
he wore very much resembled thoso 1
had associated wilh the faco of the intellectual looking teller, and 1 had observed
on his fingers a number of rings, jewelry
that Mr. Swope was said to bo very partial to. As I turned the matter over in
my mind the more convinced 1 felt that 1
had lost a splendid chance of capturing
tho thief aud securing a $10,000 reward.
When 5 o'clock at last came round, I
boarded the train for L , not in the
best of humor, nnd two hours later arrived at home feeling very blue. After
taking a slight breakfast, I went down
to the office, where tho big robbery was
still the talk of the clerks. Each ol
tbem had a theory of hi3 own as to
where the thief had gone, and when they
appealed to me for my opinion 1 dolefully recounted inj' experiences of the
previous evening. Of course theyunani
liiously agreed with me that I had very
foolishly allowed tho fugitive teller to
slip out of my lingers.
Just beforo going out to lunch a messenger boy languidly entered the oflice
and handed me a note from my wife.
Thinking it was the usual commission to
get a yard or two of "goods like tbe sample inclosed," I thrust it into my pocket
and started out to dinner. I had not
gone far before I suddenly stopped and
took out the envelope the boy had given
me, opened it and read it. At first I could
not understand what it all meant; then
I turned it ovor and went through it
again,   It ran as follows;
Demi Georou���Come home at once. In open,
ing your vali.su to get vour soiled linen to send
it lo toe Ijtuntlry I disenvored it packed with
Lank untesl What does It mean? ia anything
wrong?   Come borne at once.
My first thought was to hasten home,
but npon reflection I resolved to step
around to the bank and acquaint the
of.'.tiais there of my discovery. I '. w.. 1
the president of tne bank in his private
office engaged with several lynx eyed individuals whom I suspected from their
appearance to be, as it turned out they
were, detectives.
Wheu I was granted an interview and
explained my discovery, it created, veiy
naturally, a sensation. At first the old
gentleman was inclined to regard mo as
a crank, but when I asked him to allow
a clerk to accompany me home he seemed
to be satisfied I was in earnest. He consented to my proposal, but after a moment's thought he said an escort was unnecessary, thinking doubtless that tbe
handsome reward wonld be a sufficient
inducement to insure the safe deUvery
of the precious valise.
As I left the bank and turned up the
street in the direction of home I was
joined by a young man who came running out of the bank after me, hatin hand.
He said "the old man" had reconsidered
the matter and sent him to accompany
me back with the money. This seemed
to me to be quite satisfactory, and as the
fellow was a very genial young man we
immediately fell to discussing the robbery of his bank. He congratulated me
on my good fortune and knowingly hinted that "tlie old gentleman" would treat
mecloverly in the way of reward.
I said this young man was a very
genial fellow but so'.nehow I soon bewail to feel on instinctive distrust in niin.
I plied him with questions concerning
the habits and business methods of the
missing teller, but he returned evasive
answers. In one or two little things he
contradicted himself, and finally, when
I unexpectedly asked him how long he
had been employed in the bank, he replied, after looking at me in a dazed sort
of way, "Oh. about a year or two." At
once the thought came to me: What if
my "escort" was one of the young menl
had seen outside the president's office.
Perhaps he had overheard our conversation and had planned this neat little
scheme of playing the role of a clerk of
the bank sent me for "protection," as be
insinuatingly put it. If so, 1 readily saw
that he intended to make an effort to get
his hands on the valise and then seize
the first opportunity to bid me goodoy.
This theory was strengthened when I
noted that my "protector" seemed gradually to become very uncommunicative,
and the conversation during tlie rest of
the journey referred to passing objects
and sights. Try as hard as I could I foiled
to get anything satisfactory out of him
concerning the robbery.
When 1 reached home. I politely asked
the young man to take a seat in the hall
while 1 stepped up stairs to get a glimpse
of the treasure. I found my wife at tho
head of tho stairs, very excited. In an
adjoining room we examined the valise,
and at a rough estimate we placed the
aniOnnt at about the figure the newspapers said Swope had carried off with
him���soinowhere about $1)0.000.
1 did uot tell my wife of my suspicions
of the young man down stairs, but I resolved at once to arm myself in order to
be prepared for the worst. It is a well
known fact that in Keutucky tho sixth
commandment has long ago been declared unconstitutional, and 1 quicklv
made up my mind that if my bodyguard
showed any signs of playing ine false 1
would let him have n dose of cold lead.
Contrary tomy expectations the young
fellow made no offer to carry the valise
as we started on our journey buck to the
bank. At the end of the short street on
which I lived we stopped to take a car.
My friend had again become very affable, and as we stood on the corner he offered me a cigar. I took it. thanked
him, and placing my valise carefully on
the ground between my fee! 1 struck a
match to light it. Just as I was in the
act of doing so I received a blow from
the left tiiat sent me staggering into the
middle of the street. At the same moment my "protector" disappeared in the
other direction.
"Look here, young man," said a gruff
voiced fe I low in uniform at my side as he
shook me violently, "I thought yon told
me you were going to take the train west
tonight It has just pulled out, and you're
Opening my eyes I looked around the
waiting room in a confused way and
reached for my valise.
It was nowhere to be found)
My brusque arouBer instantly took in
the situation, and with a look of intense
disgust on his face said as he turned
"1 guess that studentlike sport who
was sitting beside you has taken care of
your baggage. He passed me a few
moments ago on his way to the train
with a couple of valises. Next time you
go traveling, young man, you had better
take some one along with you to care
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