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Official Gazette'
Mifk tftotatt*
Vol. I.
No. 15.
MERCHANT'S HOTEL, corner of MoNeely
and Oolumbla Streets. Best Wines
and Cigiirs kept constantly on hand. JAS.
CASH, Proprietor.
j.,j. ROOM. Meals at all hours, dished up
in any style Open day and night. Moderate
<-hnrires.  W, E. MORTIMER, Manager.
charges."" W. E.'MOR'
GROTTO HOTEL. This House lias heen
thoroughly renovated and refurnished,
and the proprietor solicits ti share of public
patronage. MEALS, 25 cents. While cooks.
6. R. SMALL, Proprietor.
QUEEN'S HOTEL, corner Clement and
Oolumbla Streets. G. H. WILLIAMS,
j'i'oprietor. First-class In every particular.
Pure Wines and Liquors, and choice brands
of Cigars.
niHE TELEGRAPH HOTEL, Front street,
1 opposite to the Ferry Landing. Nothing but choicest of liquors and cigars. Telephone IBS., P. O. Hox BO, HOGAN ItUOH..
CLEVELAND HOTEL, opposite Boll-lrv-
lng& Patterson's dock. First-class cooks
and attentive waiters. The bar is stocked
with prime Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
BRENNAN BROS., Proprietors.
-|CCIDENTAL HOTEL, corner Columbia
\J and Begbie Streets, New Westminster.
B.C. Rates lor Board and Lodging: Per
day, $1.00; per week. 16.60. The best of Wines,
Liquors and Cigars dispensed at the 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 special rates are given. Board bv
the woek at reduced rates. P. O. BILODEAU,
HOTEL DOUGLAS, corner of Columbia
and MeKenzie Streets. New Westminster. American aud European plan. Shaving
parlor attached, undor tiie management of
D. Walker. Restaurant open day and night.
Sample room for commercials. A. .1. TOLMIE.
Proprietor. Telephone 111.   P.O.Box224.
$1  per   Tear!
The publishers of tho Pacific Canadian, In order to reach the people of this
Province, have decided to place the subscription price at the very low figure of
$1.00 per year. This places the paper
within the reach of all, even in hard
times, and there Is no other way that a
dollar can be Invested to bettor advantage. In the family circle a healthy
newspaper Is almost Invaluable as an
educator. Have the Canadian come to
your hearth and make the whole house
glad. Try it for three months for
25 cents.
New Westminster. This Is the popular
Hotel of tho city. Airy and well furnished
rooms. Cuslne department carefully supervised, and the dining tables supplied with
all the luxuries of the season. Banquets
spread to order. Late suppers provided at
snort notice. Choice Wines, Liquors and
Cigars In the sample room. A. V
" a*. Vacho'n.
DS&TIirO, Eto.
MANN & SMITH. Light and heavy dray-
Ing of all kinds. Household furniture
carefully removed, and special attention
givon to removing pianos, safes, ete. Mill
wood teamed to order. Express at all hours.
Telephone SB
FOR Sale or exchange for property iu B. C.
One hundred acres of land In Manltoulln
Island���50 acres cleared, balance good hardwood and cedar. Four miles from county
town, 1 mile from school, good house, good
water. Title good. AdresV Suhschiheh.
Office Pacific Canadian.
Pure Bred Berkshire
The undersigned, breeder of Pure Bred
Berkshire Swine, has always on hand pi^s of
all apes, which will he sold at,  reusunabhi
prie*es"""App'lv to
Cloverdale. B.C.
New goods arriving dally at
Don't place your orders before
seeing our Stock.
Opposite Masonic Block,
Mainland Truck and Dray
Draylng & Teaming Promptly
Attended to.
Agents for T. Hembrough & Co.'s lirick,
Tile and Pottery Works.
Orders received forGilloy & Rogers'Coal.
The new and  Most Elegantly
��� ���
Stka.m Radiators in Evehy Room,
TOGETHER With Rath Accomodations, Excei.ent Fake,
���Fine Seiwick.���
We Lead, Others Follow.
Hum, the tailor.
The unpaid taxes of tho cltv amount
to 842,000.
Mrs. Innis, wife of Mr. John Innis,
ongraver, well known In this city, died
in London, Ont., on the 4th Inst.
Messrs. Kitchen and Sword, M.P.P's.,
have arrangod for a series of public
meetings throughout the Westminster
Read advertisement of Toronto Shoo
Store in this Issue. Mr. Mlnthorne is
after his share of the holiday trade, and
knows how to get it.
The rumor that Chief Justice Begbie
was at death's door is denied, a dispatch
from Kamloops stating that he Is able to
be down stairs and is looking well.
The public schools of the Province
closed yesterday for the Christmas vacation. They will re-open on 8th of January. 1894.
Jellett, alias Butler, who attempted
to pass a forged draft for $5,000 on the
Bank of Montreal here, was on Monday
last sentenced to five years in the Penitentiary.
An old pioneer of B. C, familiarly
known all ovor the Province as "Tom"
York, died at Sumas on Wednesday, from
a protracted attack of la grippe. He
came to this coast about '54. J
The late stormy weather has interfered a good deal with the railways.
During the past week trains from the
east und from the south have all been
Capt. Peei.e says the galo on Wednesday night reached the speed of 40 miles
an hour. That Is equal to a good blow
oi the rralriea. Here, however, hoary
winds are of short duration.
O "Light out' of Darkness," a serial
story by Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher. will
commence In the next Issue of the Canadian. It will run for about six weeks,
and will be found very interesting.
Mr. T. Shannon, of Surrey, was in
town on Thursday, and reports a very
successful nut-crack social in the Presbyterian Church at Cloverdale on Tuesday evening.
Westminster merchants are hardly
to be congratulated on the displays they
have made for the Christinas holidays.
A few only have taken the trouble to
arrange handsome windows. The
butchers, however, havo spread themselves, and their shops look fine.
ACCORDING to an interview had with
Mr. I)e Wolf by a representative of the
News-Advertiser, which wo reprint in this
issue, tho cost of Australian mutton laid
dowu in Vancouvor is o cents per pound.
As tho same mutton was sold by the
carcase for seven and eight cents, it follows that the shipment resulted In a
Mn. A. J. Cordon, of Port Kelts, a well
known and highly esteemed rancher of
Surrey, has decided to become a candidate for the representation of Ward 1 in
Surrey Council. Most Surrey people
believe that a change in the representation of Ward I Is vory desirable, and will
be glad to learn of tho candidature of
Mr. Gordon.
ALDERMAN Franklin's action in the
Vancouver City Council asking for the
suspension of City Engineer Tracey on
grounds of incompetency, has borno
fruit, though ignored at the time by the
Council board. The city eiiKlneer has
written at length to tho Council replying
to tho accusations of Alderman Franklin, and the Vancouver newspapers are
now discussing the matter. This is
eminently proper, and no doubt just
conclusions will be reached Indue time.
The store of Mr. R. Ludlow, of Nicomekl lu Surrey, was burgarlzod on
Saturday night last, and about 8100
worth of groceries stolen, amongst other
things a hug of sago, a teak In which
enabled the thieves to bo traced to
tho lirst crossing of tho Hall's
I'rairle roud, beyond which the trail
could not bo followed. Tho Provincial authorities should take hold
of this mutter, as this sort of thing Is
happening too often, and If ignored may
grow apace and tarnish the good name
of li. 0. as a Province wherein laws are
made to be respected. Mr. Ludlow Is
widely esteemed, and much sympathy is
expressed for him in his loss.
Regarding tho outbreak of diptheria
in Surrey, it Is stated that the Hake
family, one of whom died of tho disease,
and whose house was quarantined, have
utterly Ignored the quarantine regulations. In the faco of the post mortem
examination thoy deny that diptheria
was in the bouse, and having taken down
the quarantine flag mix freely with
thoso neighbors who will permit it. It
is stated that at the time of the exhlbi-
hero Mrs. Hako visited this city and
slept In a bod previously occupied by a
diptheria patient, which, If true, accounts for the spread of tho disease to
Surrey. These things are serious enough
to call for investigation.
There died at New Westminster on
Friday last Duncan Gray Turner, ono
of the band of heroes who held Luck-
now till Sir Colin Campbell and his
Highlanders arrived to succor and to
save. The deceased was born (51 years
ago in Kilmarmock, Ayrshire, Scotland,
and enlisted in the famous 42nd (Black
Watch) In 1850. After a brief stay at
Malta in 1857, the valiant "Forty-twa"
was ordered to India, and it was not
long until tho young soldier received his
"baptism of fire." During the gallant
defence of Lticknow, Turner wris seriously wounded In the breast by a musket
ball. He received his discharge from
tlie army in 18(11, and woro the mutiny
medal with Lueknow clasp. Deceased
came to New Westminster 10 years ago,
and was respected by all who knew him.
A wife and large family mourn his lose.
There was quite a bustle at the market yesterday, and about four o'clock
when the Canadian reporter called for
quotations, clerk Lewis was pretty well
fagged out. The bulk of produce offered
was not greatly lu excess of average
market days, but an extra number of
city housekeepers wero on hand to do
"shopping." There were very few
special features to note. Beef was
slightly overdone, and at four o'clock
three or four heavy quarters were still
undisposed of. Light hind-quarters
were all disposed of, and there were a
few inquiries for more. Potatoes are in
active demand and rule slightly higher.
Butter is scarce and is stiffening in price.
Eggs easy, and in satisfactory supply.
Poultry sold readily, and there was a
wide range in the price of turkeys, according to size. The following quotations aro about as near as can be arrived at:
Butter, 55 to 60 cents per roll. Eggs,
<0 to 50 cents per dozen.
Ducks, 50 to 60 cents each. Geese,
$1.25 to $1.50 each. Turkeys, average,
live, 81.50 to $2; dressed, 81.75 to $2.25.
Chickens, live, $4.50 per doz.; dressed, 50
to 60 cents each.    Hens, $6 per doz.
Pork, whole, 8 cents; cuts, 9 to 11.
Beef, fore-quarters, $4.50; hind-quarters,
$6.50 to 87.00; cuts, 7 to 11 cents. Mutton, 8 to 9 cents���only one carcase offered. No Australian meat on the
Hay continues at $13.
Oats, $35; wheat, $28 to $30; poas, $28
to $30.
Potatoes, $16 to $18; turnips, 89; mangolds, 87; white carrots, $9; red carrots,
$12.50; beets, none; cabbage, 1 cent; parsnips, 1 cent; onions. \}i cents.
Apples, $1 to $1.25 per box.
Crauborries, 35 cents per gallon.
Big Rain Storm.
While It Is generally agreed that the
climate of the coast district of B.C. inclines a trifle to dampness during the
winter months, such a downpour us that
of Friday of last week was a decided
break from the regular programme, and
even the "oldest inhabitant" is positive
that the like of such a rainfall Is not on
record in the country. The storm was
not confined to tho Mainland districts,
reports showing that bridges were swept
away and many streams heavily flooded
on Vancouver Island.
In this city some streets were torn up
vory badly and it will cost tho city a big
sum to repair them. Streams flowing
down Twelfth street stopped the trams.
On the pleasure grounds many slides
occurred. The largest was a serious
affair. Several hundred tons of earth
slipped off the faco of the hardoan and
rolled over Front street and across the
long trestle on the C.P.R. line. Tho
heavy masses struck the trestle
with such tremendous force that the
western end of tho structure was
knocked two feet out of position. Tho
massive steel rails boot like hoop iron,
and stringers nearly two feet square
wero broken. The earth filled up the
space beneath the trestle and piled up
on the track and road. Trees over a
foot in diameter came dowu with tlie
slide. Traffic was interrupted both on
tho street and the railway, and although
a large gang of men worked hard ut the
slide from early In the morning it was
aftor 1 o'clock before trains could pass.
Owing to this mishap there was no connection with the Whatcom morningtrain.
A little further down streot a wash-out
occurred which wrecked an Indian's
house. The water cut tho earth clean
from under it and one ond collapsed.
Reports from the rural districts Indicate a general Hood, but no damage of
consequence. In Surrey the water was
three feet over the Yale road on tho
Serpentine Hats, and the Great Northern
railway track was washed for about two
miles, requiring a concentration of the
section gangs to prevent serious washouts. Tho railway men say the water
was twelve to eighteen Inches higher
than ever before In their experience'. At
this writing the Yale road is still two
feet under water. Tiie fact of there
being three or four inches of snow ou
the ground when the rain commenced
no doubt helped to cause the unprecedented rise of water
Election of Officers.
On Monday last, the 18th lust., tho
members of Best's True lllues L.0,L.,
No. 1593, Sapperton, had their election
of officers for the ensuing year. Brother
Stein presided in the chair, and Brother
Abercrombls in the deputy-chair during
the election, and Brothers Nnoloy and
Tilten acted as scrutineers. The following aro tlie officers elected: W.M.,Samuel
Geo. Asho; D.M., Robt. Reynolds; Chaplain, Joseph Trewartha; R.S., Jno.
Wulnisley, re-elcctod; F.S., Alex. Aber-
crombie; Treas., Robt. Best; D. of O,
Asa E. Dunning; Lecturer, Edward
Johnson; Com., J. B. Montgomery, Jos.
Tilten, Edward Martin. 11. Davis and
Thos. Walmsley. After tho different
officers wero elected, Brother Dunning,
Past Master, acted as Installing officer,
and Installed each In his respective office.
Short and interesting addresses wero
given by oach of   tho  officers.    After
the business of the Lodge was disposed
of, the brethren sang the National
Anthem and scattered to their respective
homes, happy to meet, sorry to part,
happy to meet again.
Stroebel Found Guilty.
Perhaps no case that ever came before
the Courts of British Columbia created
greater general Interest than that of
Albert J. Stroebel, charged with murdering John Marshall at Huntingdon on
19th of last April. Tho case came up at
tbe Westminster Assizes a few weeks
ago, and during its progress tho Court
room was continually thronged. A summary of the evidence was givon in this
papor. The jury disagreed, and thecase
was transferred lo the Victoria Assizes,
thon about opening. The second trial
occupied twelve days, and created the
same interest in the capital as hero. Tho
end was reached on Tuesday last, when
tlie Jury returned a verdict of "Guilty."
Thero was somo fresh ovidence produced,
but none that materially affected tho
! story of tho crime. Tho contradictions
i und hard swearing of the witnesses for
the dofence were a noticeable featuro of
the last trial, anu must havo been
grevious to Mr. Morrison, counsel for
the prisonor, who made a brilliant
struggle for the young man's life. Stroebel, who Is not yet 21 years of age, was
sentenced to be hung In tho Victoria
jail yard on Tuesday, the 30th day of
January next.
On Thursday morning a dispatch from
Victoria announced that Stroebel had
confessed to being guilty of the crime.
He stated that he and Marshall quarreled about Lizzie Bartlett, and that Marshall threatened to kill him, whereupon
he drew bis revolver and shot Marshall
In self defence. Few people who have
read the evidence will accept this as a
true statement.
A representative of the Canadian
took occasion on Wednesday evening to
run out to Westminster junction to meet
a fow of the good settlers of that promising district. A lecture In the school
house was on the boards, and some old
friends to meet.
The weather was very unfavorablo.but
what was more serious, la grippe is just
now prevalent in tho settlement; and
what with sloppy roads and prevailing
sickness there was but a scanty audience
to listen to Rev. Mr. Gregg discourse on
mattters relating tn "Australia." Mr.
R. B. Kelly, Reeve of Coquitlam, was
called to the chair, and In introducing
tbe lecturer made a few humorous suggestions that started the entertainment
of with a smiling audience. Mr. Oregg
opened his lecture by producing a
boomerang, the use of which he explained, and then proceeded to relate
Items of Interest that he had gathered
during four years' residence in that
strange country of the antipodes whero
nature runs to eccentricities and the
seasons are reversed. Tho lecture was
listened to with interest, and the series
of stereoptican views were greatly appreciated. A couple of hours was spent
pleasantly and profitably. At the close,
votes of thanks were passed to the
lecturer, to the chairman, and to tho
Press representative, which wero briefly
responded to, and the audience dispersed.
A small sum was realized for the library
Our old Surrey friend, Mr. R.D. Irvine,
clerk of Coquitlam, and superintendent
of .the Sunduy school, was in affliction,
al tho members of his family but one
being down with la grippe.
A few hours spoilt with Mr. Kelly
were greatly enjoyed. The genial Reeve
has an endless fund of information relating to oarly days iu B. C , and his
shrewd observations, and keen appreciation of humorous incidents In past experience aro exceedingly entertaining.
Mr. Kelly, rather against his personal
inclination, has about consented to bo
again a candidate for the Reeveship for
the term of '94. It is not likely that ho
will have any opposition.
Tho Council mot Dec. Oth, 1893. Mem
bers all present.
Minutes of previous meeting adopted
as read.
Communlcr.tions were read from the
the following:
From D. McLean, asking that a portion of the money thon due to hint be
passod In lieu of his taxes and he be given
receipt for the same.    Received.
From E. Hill, C.E., acknowledging receipt of payment for surveying Lake
Como Road.   Received and filed.
From Alex. Philip, re Mr. Bonson's
statute labor. Received und filed, and
Clerk to Investigate and report at next
From Auley Morrison, >olieltor, re elee-
tiin l!y-law.    Received and filed.
From tho Lieutenant-Governor's secretary, acknowledging receipt of documents ro tho extension of Ooquitlam
Municipal limits.
Report of the Hoard of Works ro progress of work on Riverside road, and
work done on North road.    Received.
Report of Finance Committee, recommending thut all bo paid when funds ure
The Council went into committee to
discuss raising a temporary loan, finally
deciding to raise $800 to meet all outstanding claims.
On motion, Lindsav Irvine was,'uilowed
$5 for keeping Council hall clean for one
year The Clerk was allowed $10 for
preparing petition lor Council to tho
Lieutenant-Govoriior-in-Couiicll ro the
extension of Coquitlam Municipal limits.
M. A'. Kelly was allowed $15 for use of
Hall by Council.
The Clerk was directed to notify tho
solicitor to look after the Council's
interest in Victoria if he deemed it expedient.
The Councillors were ordered paid the
balance of their Indemnity for 1893 without any deduction because of absence.
Resolutions were passed empowering
the Reeve to arrango for an extension of
three months on the loan with the Yorkshire Guaranteo and Security Co. Ltd.;
also empowering the Council to raise a
loan of $800.
Bills ordered paid: R. D. Irvine, $13.50;
D. McLean. $70; T. H. Kelly, 25 cents;
B. C. Gazette, $10; T. J. Trapp, $6.65.
Tho Clerk wus appointed Returning
Officer for the ensuing election.
On motion the Council then adjourned
to meet aguin Dec. 23rd inst., 1893.
Correspondence Pacific Canadian.
The people this way who have been
suffering with la grippe nro about
Mr. R. Reid, of Westminster, Is hero
on business.
It Is doubtful If we will have a white
Christmas. So far the weather Is not
cold, and the rain fulls in torronts.
The temperance lecture delivered by
Mr. S. H. Davies was very good. He is
a man of great eloquence, and with his
subject near at heart he is sure of doing
much to promote the good cause.
Tho Nut-Crack social scored a great
success, despite the' heavy weather. Tho
church was brilliantly decorated, and
reminded of joyous Christmas. An excellent supper was passed around on
shingles, the shingles calling forth many
humorous remarks. The nut cracking
part of the entertainment was vigorously
attended to, and highly amusing. A
prize was awarded to the lady and
gentleman cracking the most nuts,
bringing tho seed out whole, in threo
minutos. Miss L. Bryant, of Nicomekl,
won the prettily worked handkerchief
case, and Mr. Kent, of Cloverdale. the
tastefully painted book mark. The programme was long and ably rendered,
many hearty encores greeting those
taking part.
Miss Edith Hill left for her home In
Portage la Prairie on Thursday after a
visit of almost a month.
Mr. R. Ludlow, of Nicomekl, suffered
a serious loss last week. Thieves broke
into his store and successfully carried off
about $100 worth of groceries. Thev
have been traced as far as Hazelmere,
but there all trace of them is lost.
The Cogulllam Dyke,
To the Editor of tho Pacific Canadian.
Sir,���There appears to bo a misunderstanding as to the meaning of our letter
re tho Pitt Meadows Dyke, which appeared In vour columns of the 9tb inst.
According to a short notice In tho News-
Advest'iser of Dec. 13th, we are accused of
being the lirst people to ask for the dyke
and the first to buck out. Now the facte
of the case are these. A meeting was
called at the Junction of the people interested In dyking the west bank of the
Pitt River, for the purpose of discussing
the advisability of dyking that portion
of tho Pitt Meadows, and the meeting
came to the conclusion to elect commissioners who were to take steps to ascertain the cost and other matters connected
with the dyke. Some time after, tho
commissioners called a meeting to lay
beforo the ratepayers one matter, viz.:
that they were going to resign their position as commissioners on accountof some
trouble with Mr. Wilson, which had to
do with the extra cost entailed In dyking
bis land. Before the meeting wus called
to ordor, however, thoy came to a satisfactory understanding with Mr. Wilson.
On tho mooting beiug called to order
thoy explained the agreement which had
been made with Mr. Wilson, viz., that he
was to pay a certain sum over and above
the actual expense per acre of putting
up the dyke. The meeting adopted Mr.
Wilson's proposition. The engineer then
proceeded to lay before the meeting
plans and estimates. Two plans were
mentioned. One wus tho dyking up tho
bank of the river, estimated to cost
about SIS per acre. Tlie other was to
dyke up the bank of the river, both sides
of tho De Hovillo slough, and two ditches
to bo dug, ono to intersect the '.'Shannon
Creek," and the other to intersect the
creek across Mr. Wizo's land. This latter
plan would cost about $18 per acre.
There was a good deal of discussion as
to the advisability of going to the extra
expense. Ultimately the meeting decided to call for tenders for both plans,
and then adjourned to a future date in
order that the commissioners might call
for tenders, and when they got them to
lay them bofore the meeting to decide
which plan to adopt. Since then we have
heard nothing whatever from the commissioners, but we havo heard sundry
vague rumors, among thorn being tho
following: Thut the contracts have beon
called iu, and tho work lias been given
to McLean Brothers (.but we don't
know which plan has been adopted nor
what price Is to be paid); that the Mr.
Wilson mentioned above has brought a
lawsuit against the commissioners for the
purpose of retracting from the dyking
Scheme, under the plea that it was costing too much; and that ho had won his
Now, sir. tho News-Adcertisei- accuses
us of wanting to back out, but our In
tentlon in writing the letter to you, was
to have the adjourned meeting culled and
tho plain facts of tho ease laid beforo tho
ratepayers. Hoping that vou will lind
siiuce for tills in your valuable paper,
We remain, otc,
John Smith,
E. A. Atiuns,
Donald .McLean.
Coquitlam, Dec. 21,'93.
A new code of signals, called tho
"Sealers' code," has been Invented by
Captain George Webster, of the schooner
Allio 1. Algar, says tho Post-Intelligon-
cer. The signals consist of cartridges
that can be firea from an ordinary sealer's shotgun, which rise In the air 250
feot and explode, showing difforent colored lights, indicating from which vessels thoy come. Any vessel canuse tho
code, and the angles at which they are
lired may determine the vessel, oven If
the colors are the same. These signals
are being manufactured and already
have been supplied to a number of vessels.
Australian Mutton.
Vancouver News-Advertiser.
Mr. George do Wolf, to whom the frozen
mutton brought by the Arawa was consigned, was seen yesterday by a representative of the News-Ad vortiser who had
a brief chat with him regarding the sale
of the mutton, and tho prospects for
future trade. Mr. de Wolf stated that
though he had mot with great opposition on the part of tho butchers both
here and in Victoria, tho peoplo seemed
well satisfied with the mutton, and it
had found a ready sale. Messrs. Mcintosh & Co. were tho only buthors who
would handle the mutton in this City,
but in Victoria overy single butcher refused to touch It. Undaunted, however,
Mr. do Wolf's agent at tlie Capital rented
two stalls in tho market, and the people
soon found out Its superiority and cheapness, so that It had a reudy sale. In Vancouver It also went woll.
The shippers, however, Mr. de Wolf expects, will lose a littlo on this shipment,
as the duty consumed all the profits.
Whilst the duty on live sheep Is only
30 per cent, ad valorem, that on the
mutton Is 3 oents per lb. To show the
vast difference between the duties on the
llveshoep and frozen mutton Mr. do Wolf
gave the reporter a lew figures. At tho
present time live sheep can be bought
at 3H cents per lb. live weight In Oregon, though of course the ruling figure
Is higher, but owing to hard times and
conditions of the wool market, the farmers are selling for whatever they can
get. Oregon sheep weigh on an average
60 lbs., so that at 3J conts per lb., the
cost per sheep is $2.10, while the duty
(30 percent) amounts to63 cents, making
a total of $2.73 per sheep.
Mr. de Wolf then gave the following
figures concerning the Australian mutton
from his invoices: Cost laid down on
ship, 3 cents per lb.; duty, 3 cents;
frr.ight, 21 cents; Insurance, commission,
otc, i cent; total, 9 cents. The duty on
the frozen mutton Is thus 100 per cent,
and wero this taken off or considerably
reduced, the people would have not only
cheaper, but also far superior meat. Mr.
de Wolf had a long talk with the Hon.
Mackenzie Bowell on tbe subject, and
hopes the Government will act in the
matter when Parliament meets.
Mr. de Wolf expects that tbe butchers
will eventually be willing to handle the
Australian mutton, but at present many
of them have contracts for a regular
supply from Oregon. If the duty is reduced he expects to do a large business,
bnt thon of course large cold storage
chambers would have to be erected. As
it Is, the brewery at Victoria have
offered to bui'd an addition to their cold
storage chamber, and rent it to the Company Mr. de Wolf represents, so that
small shipments may probably bo received right along. Mr. de Wolf also drew
attention to a letter appearing in Sunday's Colonist, in which a man who has
been connected with the frozen meat
trade in England states that frozen mutton keeps fresh much longer than newly
killed moat.
In Mr. de Wolf's opinion a duty of 100
per cent, on an article of food is a terrible
tax, and he thinks the Government ought
at least to put it on unequal footing with
the Oregon mutton.
The "Canadian Magazine."
The tenth, the December or Christmas
number of the Canadian Magazine fully
justifies the reputation which this most
creditable national monthly has achieved.
The articles aro timely, bright and most
entertaining; the fiction, which, like
several of tho articles, Is well Illustrated,
is of superior merit, and the poetry likewise equal the best in the magazines of
this continent. "Le Queto do L'Enfant
Jesus" is a well-written, characteristic
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Christinas life; while the profusely illustrated story, "A Christmas Tragedy,"
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VV. H. Blake's "Humors of Bench and
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J. h. Hughes' "An Hour with Oliver
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by the Rev. H. II. Gowen, Is a most entertaining illustrated contribution from
the Pacific Provlnco. W. T. Stead, tho
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Telepathy. Radford tells of "Art at the
World's Fair"; Lieut.-Col. O'Brien writes
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J. S. Ewart. Q.C., vigorously on the
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j Items of decided merit. Altogether the
��� number Is a credit to Canada. Published
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Brockville, Dee. 14.���At exactly eight
o'clock this morning Charles S. Luckey
; wus bunged hero for tho murder of his
j futlier, sister and stop-mother. Ho wont
to the gallows, a primitive affair which
| was erected In the womon's yard of tho
jail, with a smiling faco, walking to his
doath as unconcernedly as most peoplo
would walk to the dinner table. To tho
last he protested his Innoconce, and to
all outward appearance died perfoctly
happy. Tlie execution was porformed
by Rndellffe, who bunged Blrchall, Ben-
well's murderer, at Woodstock three
years ago. Luckey's neck was broken
and ho died instantly. Luckey retired
last night at 6.30 and slopt soundly until
about 4 this morning, when ho was
awakened by Jailer McDougall. Only
once did he awakon, about 11 o'clock,
whon he Immediately went to sleep
again. Luckey protested his Innocence
to the last. He said he was innocent of
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The day when Lois walked with n��
September nk]��r�� wort' blue.
Tho woodbine on [iie wayside w��ll
Had found its autuum hue.
In gown of changing green and raw.
With underslueves of white.
With skirt in loose and flowing foM��
And bodice trim and tight.
Her low combed hair was just the
Of fallon chestnut burro.
The oheeka of mellow aatrakhMU
Are not more ripe than her*.
It ���eemed the muahfOOCM ���howwd
To win her eye* of brown.
And for one look into their depths
The orchard boughs beat dow����
A blossom of ths early fall
That later days would chill���
Dear girl; somewhere thoso ayes mart
A gleam of sammec still.
The rank weeds choke tho orchard war
Where once we wont and came.
And mosses make the marble gray
That long has- borne her name.
But with such still September days
As Lois walked with me.
She flits before my rision now,
A happy memory,
���Oorft A. Matsou in Springfield Republican.
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fiy Jerome K. Jerome.
I think that of all the wet and stormy
evenings that came to ns dnring that
dismal summer of 188���, the wettest and
stormiest was tho Saturday when Brown,
MncShaugnussy, and Jephson paid their
first visit to me on my houseboat.
Brown and MacShaugnassy came
down together in the afternoon (Jephson
sent word that he would follow on in
the evening) and as soon as they had
dried themselves and changed their
clothes (for some of mine) and had had
Borne tea we settled down to work.
We four were collaborating in the
writing of a novel and Brown proposed
that we should occupy ourselves until
Jephson's arrival with plots.
"Let each of us," said he, "sit down
and sketch ont a plot. Then, afterwards,
we can- compare them, and select the
This we proceeded to do. The plots
themselves I forget; but I remember
that at the subsequent judging each
man selected his own, and became so indignant at the bitter criticism to which
it was subjected by the other two, that
he tore it up; and, for the next half
hour, we sat and smoked in silence.
There was a time when I was very
young, when I yearned to know other
people's opinion of me and all my works;
now my chief aim is to avoid hearing it.
In those days, had any one told me there
was half a line about myself in a newspaper I Bhould have tramped London to
obtain that publication. Now, when I
see a column headed with my name, I
hurriedly fold up the paper and put it
away from me, subduing my natural
curiosity hy saying to myself, "Why
should you! It will only upset you for
the day."
In my cubhood I possessed a friend.
Other friends have come into my life
since���very dear and preciouB friends���
but they have none of them been to me
quite what this friend was. Because he
was my first friend and we lived together in a world that was much bigger than
this world���more full of joy and grief;
and in that world we loved and hated
deeper than we love and hate in this
smaller world that I have come to dwell
in since.
He also had the very young man's
craving to be criticised, and we made it
our custom to oblige each other. We
dill not know that what we meant when
we asked for "criticism" whk appreciative encouragement. We thought that
we were strong���one does at the beginning of the battle���and that wo could
bear to hear the truth told about ourselves.
Accordingly oach one pointed out to
tho other his errors, and this task kept
us both so busy that we had never time
tn say a word of praise to one another.
That we each had a high opinion of the
other's talents I am convinced, but our
heads were full of silly saws. We said
to ourselves; "There are many who
will praise a man; it is only his friend
who will tell him of his faults." Also
we said: "No man sees his own shortcomings, but when these are pointed out
to him by another he is grateful and
proceeds to mend them."
As we came to know the world better
we learned tlie fallacy of these ideas.
j But then it was too late, for tin: mischief
had been done.   When ono of ns had
i written anything he would read it to
j tlie other, and when he had finished he
would say. "Now tell me what you think
of it���frankly and as a friend."
Those were his words. But his
thoughts, though he may not have known
them, were:
"Tell me it is clover and good, my
friend, even if j'ou do not think so. The
world is very cruel to thoso who have
not yet conquered it, and, though we
keep a careless face, our young Hearts
are scored with wrinkles. Often we
grow weary and faint-hearted. Is it
nut so, my friend? No one has faith in
ns, and iu our dark hours wo doubt ourselves. You are my comrade. You
Know what of myself I havo put into
this thing that to others will be but an
idle half hour's reading. Tell me it is
good, my friend. Put a little heart into
mo, I pray you."
Bnt the other, full of the luBt of criti-
clnm, which is civilization's substitute
'������ for   cruelty,   would   answor  more  in
frankness than in friendship,    Then he
' who had written would Hush   angrily
i and scornful words would posB.
One evening he read nio a play he had
written.     There  was  much that was
good in it, but thero wero also faults
ithere aro in some plays),  and these I
j seized upon and mado merry over.     I
| could hardly have dealt out to the piece
; more unnecessary bitterness had I been
1 a professional critic.
Ab soon as I paused from my sport he
rose and taking his manuscript from the
table tore it in two and flung it in the
fire���lie waa but a very young man, you
must remember���and then, standing before me with a white face, he told me
unsolicited his opinion of me and my
art. After which double event it is perhaps needless to say we parted in hot
1 did not see him again for years.
The streets of life are very crowded,
and if we lose each other's hands we are
soon hustled far apart. When I next
did meet him it was by accident.
I had left the Whitehall rooms after a
public dinner, and, glad of the cool
night air, was strolling home by the Embankment. A man, slouching along
under the trees, paused m I overtook
him^       v	
"You couldn't oblige me with a light,
could you. cuvenorT' he said. The
voice sounded strange, coming from the
figure that it lad.
I struck u match,-and held it out to
him, shaded by my hands. Ab the faint
light illumined his face I started back
and let the .natch fall.
He in .uored with a short dry laugh.
"I didn't know it was yon," he said, "or
I shouldn't h.-ive Btopped you."
"How has it come to this, old fellow?"
I asked, laving my hand upon his shoulder. His coat was unpleasantly greasy,
and I drew my hand away as quickly as
I could, nod tried to wipe it covertly
upon my handkerchief.
"O, it's u long story," he answered,
carelessly, "and too conventional to be
worth telling. Souieot us go up, you
know. Some of us go down. You're
I doing pretty well, I hear."
"I suppose so," I replied. "I've climb-
j ed a few ftet up a greasy pole, and am
trying to M'.uk there But never mind
nio, it is of you I want to talk. Can't I
do anything for yon, Harry;"
We were passing under a gas-lamp at
the moment, lie thrust his face for-
Iwj.rd close to mine, and the light fell
full and pltilesuly upon it.
"Do I looi; like n man you could do
anything for?" he said.
We walked on in Bilenoe side by side,
I casting alvuit for words that might
seize hold of hi in.
"You needn't worry about me," he
continued lifter a while; "I'm comfortable enough. We take life easily down
here where I n m. We don't have any
"Why did you givo up like a weak
coward!" 1 burst out angrily. "You had
talent. Yon would have won with ordinary per. evoraiiee."
"Maybe.'' lie replied, in thesameeven
tone of ind i ffm'ehoe, ' 'I suppose I hadn't
the grit. I think if somebody had believed in me it; might havu helped me.
But nobody did, and at last I lost belief
in mvself. And whin a man loses that,
he's like a balloon with the gas let ont."
I listened to his words in indignation
and astonishment. "Nobody believed
in yon'.'" 1 repeated. "Why, I always
beliovuil in you. you know that.  I "
Then 1 paused, remomberingour "candid criticiam" of one another.
"Did you?" he replied quietly. "I
never heard you say so.   Good night."
In the course of our Strand-ward walking we had come to the neighborhood of
the Savoy, and aB he apo.io he disappeared down one of ths dark turnings
I listened after him, calling him by
name, but though I heard his quick steps
before me for a little way, they were
soon swallowed up in the the sound of
other steps, and when I reached the
square in which the chapel stands I had
lost all trace of him.
A policeman was standing by the
churchyard railing, and of him I made
"What sort of a gent was he, sir?"
questioned the man.
"A tall, thin gentleman, very shabbily
dressed���might be mistaken for a
"Ah, Bir, there's a good many of that
sort living in this town," he replied. "I
am afr.-.id you will have some difficulty
in finding him."
Thus for a second time had I heard
his footsteps die away, knowing that I
should never listen for their drawing
near again.
I wondered as I walked on���I have
wondered before and since ��� whether
Art, even with a capital A, is quite
worth all the suffering that is inflicted
in her behalf���whether she and we are
better for all the scorning aud the sneering, nil the envying and the hating that
is done in her name.
Jephson arrived about 9 o'clock in the
ferryboat. We wore made acquainted
with this fact by having our heads
bumped against the sides of the saloon.
Somebody or other always had their
head bumped whenever the ferry-boat
arrived. It was a heavy nnd cumbersome machine, and the ferry-boy was
not a good punter. He admitted this
frankly, whicli was creditable of him..
But he made no attempt to improve
hiuisKlf���that iB: where ho was wrong.
His method was to arrange the pnut be-
fo.v starting in a line with the point
to-varls which ho wished to proceed,
ni'l ..en tn push hard, without ever
looking behind him, until sometimes the
b,,.,;, i.ir.it.Times another boat, occasionally n steamer, from six to ft dozen times
a nay or.v riparian dwelling. That he
nover sncceeledin staving the boat in.
speaks highly for tho man who built her.
(J::.- day he came down upon us with
a tremendous crash. Amenda, our domestic, was walking down tho passage at
the moment, and the result to hei1 was
thut she received a violent blow first on
th. ...'it side of her head and then on the
Sue was accustomed to accept one
blimp us a matter ot course, snd to reus an intimation from the boy
had come; but thia double knock
I her, so much ���-style" was out
i i tv mere ferry boy. Accord-
lie went out to him in a state of
"Winn do you think you are?" sho
cri.'ii, balancing accounts by boxing his
ears first ou one side and then on the
(..'..,.T. "A torpedo? What are you doing here at all?   What do you want?"
"1 don't want nothiu'," explained the
boy, rubbing his head. "I've brought
a gent down."
"A gent'.' said Amenda.looking round,
bnt Busing no one.   "What gent?"
"A stout, gent in a straw 'at," answered tho buy, staring round him hewilder-
"Well, whero is he?" asked Amend*.
"I duuno." replied the boy in an awod
voice; "> was a siaudin' there at the
other ond of the punt, asmokin'acigav."
Just then a head appeared above the
wator, and ft spent bnt infuriated swimmer struggled up between the houseboat
anil the bank.
"O, there 'e is!" cried the boy delightedly, evidently much relieved in his
mind at this satisfactory solution of tho
mystery; "'e must ha' tumbled off the
"You're quite right, my lad, that's
just what he did do, and there's your
fee for assisting him to do it." Saying
which my dripping friend, who had now
scrambled upon deck, leaned over and,
following Amenda's excellent example,
exprossed his feelings npon the boy's
There was one comforting reflection
about the transaction as a whole, and
that was that the ferry-boy Had at last
received a fit and proper reward for his
services. I had often felt inclined to
give him something of the same sort myself. I think he was, without exception, the most clumsy and stupid boy I
i it
; in.
. in
have ever come across, and that is saying a good deal.
His mother undertook that for three
and sixpence a week he should "make
himself generally uBeful" to us for a
couple of hours every morning.
Those were the old lady's very words,
and I repeated them to Amenda when I
introduced the boy to her.
"This is James, Amenda," I said: ''he
will come down here every morning at 7
and bring us our milk and the letters,
and from then till 9 he will make himself generally useful."
Amenda took stock of him.
"It will be a change of occupation for
him, sir," she remarked.
After that, whenever some more than
usually stirring crash or blood-curdling
bump would cause us to leap from our
seats and cry: "What on earth has happened?" Amenda would reply: "O, its
only James, mum, making himself generally UBeful."
Whatever he lifted he let fall; whatever he touched he upset; whatever he
came near���that was not a fixture���he
knocked over; if it was a fixture it
knocked him over. This was not carelessness ; it seemed to be a natural gift.
Never in his life, I am convinced, had
he carried a bucketful of anything anywhere without tumbling over it before
he got there. One of his duties was to
water tlie flowers on the roof. Fortunately���for the flowers���nature that summer stood drinks with a luvishness sufficient to satisfy the most confirmed vegetable toper; otherwise every pant on
our boat wonld have died from droaght.
Never one drop of water did they receive
from him, He was forever taking them
water, bnt he never arrived there with
it. Ab a rule he upset the pail before
he got it on the boat at all, and this was
the best thing that could happen, because then the water supply went back
into the river, and did no harm to any
one. Sometimes, however, he would
succeed in landing it, and then the
chances were that he would spill it over
the deck or into the passage. Now and
again he would get half way up the
ladder before the accident occurred.
Twice he nearly reached the top, and
once he actually did gain the roof. What
happened up there on that memorable '
occasion will never bo known. The boy
himself, when picked up, could explain i
nothing. It is supposed that he lost his j
head with the pride of tho achievement,
and essayed feats that neither hi* I
previous training nor his natural abili- [
tieB justified him in attempting. However that may be, the fact remains that
the main body of the water came down
the kitchen chimney, and that the boy
and the empty pail arrived together on
deck before they knew they had started.
When he could find nothing else to
damngo he would go out of his way to
upset himself. He could not be sure of
stepping from his own punt on to the
boat with safety. As often as not he
would catch his foot in the chain or the
punt-hole and arrive on his chest.
Amenda used to condole with him.
"Your mother ought to be ashamed of.
herself," I heard her telling him one
morning; ' 'she could never have taught
you to walk. What you want is a go-
He was a willing lad, but his stupidity
waa supernatural, A comet appeared
in ths sky that year and everybody was
talking about it. One day he said to
"There's a comet coming, ain't there,
sir?" He talked about the thing as
though it were a circus.
"Coming!" I answered. "It's come.
Haven't you seen it?"
"No, sir."
"O,'well, you'll have a look at it tonight.   It's worth seeing."
"Yees. sir, I should like to see it. It's
got a tail, ain't it, sir?"
"YeB, a very fine tail."
"YeeB, sir, they Baid it 'ad a tail.
Whero do you go to see it, sir?"
"Go! You don't wantto go anywhere.
You'll see it in your own garden at 10
He thanked me, and, tu .lbling over a
sack of potatoes, plunged head foremost
into his punt and departed.
Next morning I asked him if he had
seen the comet. ���   .-
,, "No, sir, I couldn't see it anywhere."
\ "Dili you look?"
"Yees, sir.   I looked a long time."
"How on earth did you manage to
miss it, then?" I exclaimed; "It was a
clear enough night. Where did you
"In our garden, sir. Where you told
"Whereabouts in the garden?" chimed
in Amenda, who happened to be standing by; "under the gooseberry bushes?"
' Yees���every where."
That is what he had done; he had
taken the stable lantern and searched
the garden for it.
But the day when he broke even his
own record tor foolishness happened
about three weeks later. MueShaug-
nassy was staying with ns at the time,
and on the Friday evening he mixed ub
a salad according to a recipe given him
by his aunt. On the Saturday morning
everybody was, of course, very ill.
E vory body always is very iii, after partaking of any dish prepared by Mac-
Bhaugnassy. Some peoplo attempt to
explain this fact by talking glibly of
"cause and effect." MacShaugnasBy
claims that it is simply coincidence.
"How do you know," he says, "that
you wouldn't have been ill if you hadn't
eaten any? You're queer enough now,
any one can see, and I'm vory sorry for
you; but for all that you can tell if you
hadn't eaten any of that si ull' you might
havo been very much worse���perhaps
dead. In all probability it has saved
your life." Aud for the rest of the day
he assumes towards you the attitude of
a man who has dragged you from the
Tho moment Jimmy arrived I seined
hold of him.
"Jimmy," I said, "you must rUBh off
to the chemist's Immediately. Don't
stop for anything. Tell him to give yon
something i'or colic���the result of vegetable poisoning. It must bo something
very strong and enough for four. Don't
forgot, something to counteract the effects of vegetable poisoning. Hurry up,
or it may be too late."
My excitement communicated itself
to the boy. He tumbled back into his
punt and pushed off vigorously. I
watched him land and disappear in the
direction of the village.
Half an hour passed, but Jimmy did
not reappear. No one felt sufficiently
energetic to go after him. We had
only just strength enough to sit still and
feebly abuse him. At the end of an
hour we were all feeling very much
better. At the end of an hour
and a half we were glad he had
not returned when he ought to have,
and were only curious as to what had become of him. us
In the evening, strolling through
the village, we saw him sitting by
the open door of his mother's cottage
with a shawl wrapped round him. He
was looking worn and ill.
"Why, Jimmy," I said, "what's the
matter? Why didn't you come back
this morning?'
"I couldn't sir," Jimmy answered. "I
was so queer. Mother made me go to
"You seemed all right in the morning," I said.    "What made you queer?"
"What Mr. Jones give me, sir; it upset me awful."
A light broke in upon me.
"What did you say, Jimmy, when
you got to Mr. Jones' shop?" I aBked.
"I told 'im what you said, sir, that 'e
was to give me something to counteract
the effects of vegetable poisoning. And
that it was to be .very strong and enough
for four."
"And what did he say?"
" 'E said that was only your nonsense,
sir, and that I'd better have enough for
one to begin with; and then he asked me
if I'd been eating green apples again."
"And you told him?"
"Yees.Bir, I told'im I'd'ad a few, and 'e
said it served me right, and that 'e
'oped it would be a warning to me.
And then 'e put something fizzy in a
glasB and told ine to drink it."
"And you drank it?"
"Yees, sir."
"It never occurred to you, Jimmy,
that there was nothing the matter with
you���that yot were never feeling better
in your lifo, and tbat you did not require any medicine?"
"No, sir,"
"Did one single scintilla of thought
of any kind occur to you in connection
with the matter. Jimmy, from beginning
to end?"
"No, sir."
People who never met Jimmy disbelieve this story. They argue that its
iiremises are in discord with the known
awB governing human nature, that its
details do not square with the average of
probability. People who have seen and
conversed with Jimmy accept it with
simple faith.
There are many other anecdotes concerning Jimmy that I could relate, but
the fear lest they might not be believed
debars me.
The advent of Jephson���-which I trust
the reader has not entirely forgotten. It
was, he may remember, this episode that
started metalking about Jimmy���cheered us up considerably. Jephson was always at his best when other things were
at their worst. It was not that he struggled in Mark Tapley fashion to appear
most cheerful when most depressed; it
was that petty misfortunes and mishaps
genuinely amused and inspired him.
Most of us can recall our unpleasant experiences with amused affection; .Tepn-
son possessed the robuster philosophy
that enabled him to enjoy his during
their actual progress. He arrived
drenched to the skin, chuckling hugely
at the idea of having come down on a
Tisit to a houseboat in such weather.
Under his warming influence the hard
lines on our faces thawed, and by supper time we were, as all English men
and women who wish to enjoy life should
be, independent of tiie weather.
Later on, as if disheartened by our indifference, the rain ceased, and we took
our chairs out on the deck, and sat
watching the lightning, which still played incessantly. Then, not unnaturally,
the talk drifted into a somber channel,
and we began recounting stories, dealing with the gloomy and mysterious
side of life.
Some of these were worth remembering, and some were not. The one that
left the Btrongestimpressiononmymind
was a tale that Jephson told us.
I had jiiBt been relating a somewhat
curious experience of my own. I met a
man in the Strand one day that I knew
very well, as I thought, though I had
not seen him for years. We walked
together to Charing Cross, and there we
���hook hands and parted. Next morning
I spoke of this meeting to a mutual
friend, and then I learned for the first
time that the man had died six months
The natural inference was that I had
mistaken one man for another, an error
that, not having a good memory for
faces, I frequently fall into. What was
"remarkable about the matter, however,
was that throughout our walk I had
conversed with the man under the impression that he was that other dead
man, and, whether by coincidence, his
replies had never onoe suggested to me
my mistake.
As soon as I finished speaking Jephson, who had been listening very
thoughtfully, asked me if I believed in
spiritualism "to its fullest extent."
"That is rather a large question," I
answered.    "What  do  yon  mean  by
'spiritualism to its fullest extent'?"
"Well, do you believe that the spirits
of the dead have not only tho power of
revisiting this earth at "their will, but
that, when here, they have the power of
action, or rather of exciting to action. Let
me put a definite case. A spiritualist
friend of mine, a sensi hie and by no means
imaginative man,once told me that a table
through the medium of which the spirit
of a friend had been in the habit of communicating with him came slowly across
tho room towards him, of its own accord, one night as he sat alone, and pinioned him against the wall. Now can
any of yon believe that, or can't you?"
"I could," Brown took it upon himsolf
to reply; '.'but. before doing so, I should
wish for an introduction to the friend
who told you the story. Speaking generally," he continued, "it bbciub to me
that the difference between what we call
the natural and the supernatural is
merely the difference between frequency
and rarity of occurrence. Having regard to the phenomena we aro compelled
to admit, I think, it illogical to disbelieve
anything that we are not able to dis
"For my part," remarked MacShaugnassy, "I can believe in the ability of
our spirit friends to give tho quaint entertainments credited to them much
easier than I can in their desire to do so."
"You mean," added JupliBon, "that
you cannot understand why a spirit not
compelled as we are by the exigencies
of society should care to spend its evenings carrying on a labored aud childish
conversation with a room full of abnormally uninteresting people?"
"That is precisely what I cannot
understand." MacShaugnassy agreed.
"Nor I either," said Jephson. "But
I was thinking of something very different altogether. Suppose a man diod
with t he dearest wish of his heart unfulfilled, do you believe that his spirit
might have power to roturn to earth
and complete the interrupted work?"
"Well,"answered MacShaugnassy, "if
ono admits the possibility of spirits retaining any  interest in the affairs of
this world at all, it is certainly more
reasonable to imagine them engaged
upon such a taak as yon suggest than to
believe that they occupy themselves
with the performance of mere drawing-
room tricks. But what are you leading
up to?"
"Why to this," replied Jephson, seating himself across his chair and leaning
his aruiB upon the back, ' 'I was told a
story this morning at the hospital by an
old French doctor. The actual facts
are few and simple: all that is known
can be read in the Paris police records
of forty-two years ago.
"The most important part of the case,
however, is the part that is not known,
and that will never be known.
' 'The story begins with a great wrong
done by one man unto another man.
What the wrong was I do not know. I
am inclined to think, however, that it
was connected with a woman. I think
that because he who had been wronged
hated him whohad wronged with a hate
such as does not often barn in a man's
brain unless it be fanned by the memory
of a woman's breath.
"Still that is only conjecture, and the
point is immaterial. The man who had
done the wrong fled and the other man
followed him. It became a point to
point race, the first man having the advantage of a day'a start. The course
was the whole world and the stakes were
the first man's life.
' 'Travelers were few and far between
in these days, and this made the trail
easy to follow. The first man, never
knowing how far or how nonr the other
was behind h.im,  and boiling now and
again that he might have baffled him.
would rest for awhile. The second man,
knowing always just how far the first
one was before him, never paused, and
thus each day the man who waa spurred
by hate drew nearer to the man who
was spurred by fear.
"At this town the answer to the never-
varied question would be:
"'At 7 o'clock last evening, M'sieur.'
"'Seven���ah;   18   hours.    Give me
something   to eat,   quick,   while the
horses are being put to.'
"At the next the calculation would be
16 hours.
"Passing a lonely chalet, Monsieur
puts his head out of the window:
" 'How long since a carriage passed
this way, with a tall, fair man inside?'
" 'Such a one passed early this morning, M'sieur.'
" 'Thanks, drive on, a hundred francs
apiece if you are through the pass before
" 'And what for dead horses, M'sieurf
" 'Twice their value when living.'
"One day the man who was ridden by
fear looked up and saw before him the
open door of a cathedral, and passing in
knelt down and prayed. He prayed
long and fervently, for men, when they
are in sore straits, clutch eagerly at the
straws of faith. He prayed that he might
be forgiven his sin, and, moro important
still, that he might be pardoned the consequences of his Bin, and be delivered
from his adversary; and a few chairs
from him, facing him, knelt his enemy,
praying also.
"But tho second man's prayer, being a
thanksgiving merely, was Bhort, so that
when the first man raised his eyes he
saw the face of his enemy gazing at him
across the chair tops, with a mocking
smile upon it.
"He made no attempt to rise, but remained kneeling, fascinated by the look
of joy that shone out of the other man's
eyes. And the other man moved the
high-backed chairs one by one and came
towards him softly.
"Then, just as the man who had been
wronged stood beBide the man who had
wronged him, full of gladness that his
opportunity had come, there burst from
the cathedral tower a sudden clash of
bells, and the man whose opportunity
had come broke his heart and fell back
dead, with that mocking smile of his
still playing round his mouth,
"And so he lay there.
"Then the man who had done the
wrong rose up and passed ont praising
"What became of the body of the
other man is not known. It was the
body of a stranger who had died suddenly in the cathedral. There was none to
identify it, none to claim it.
"Years passed away and the survivor
in the tragedy became a worthy and useful citizen and a noted man of science.
"In his laboratory were many objects
necessary to him in his researches, and
prominent among them stood in a certain corner a human skeleton. It was a
very old and much mended skeleton,
and one day the long expected end arrived and it tumbled to pieces.
' 'Thus it became necessary to purchase
"The man of science visited a dealer
he well knew; a little parchment-faced
old man who kept a dingy shop, where
nothing'was over Bold, within the sha-
dow_of the towers of Notre Dame.
"The littlo parchment-faced old man
had just the very thing that monsieur
wanted���a singularly fine and well proportioned 'study.' It should be sent
round and set up in monsieur's laboratory that very afternoon.
' 'The dealer was as good as his word.
When monsieur entered his laboratory
that evening the thing waB in its place.
"Monsieur seated himself in his high-
backed chair and tried to collect hiB
thoughts. But monsieur's thoughts
were u'iruly and inclined to wander, and
to wander always in ono direction.
' 'Monsieur opened a large volume and
commenced to read. He read of a man
who had wronged another and fled from
him, tho other man following. Finding
himself reading this he closed the book
angrily anil went and stood by the window and looked out. He saw before
him the buii pierced nave of a great cathedral, and on the stones lay a dead man
with a mocking smile upon his face.
"Cursing himself for a fool, he turned
away with u laugh. But his laugh was
short-lived, for it seemed to bim that
something else in the room wits laughing
also. Struck suddenly still, with his
feet glued to the ground, he stood listening for awhile; then sought with start
ing eyes the corner from whore the sound
had seemed to come. But the white
thing standing there was only grinning.
"Monsieur wiped tho damp sweat
from his head and hands, and stole out.
' 'For a couple of days he did not enter
the room again. On the third, telling
himself that his foars were those of an
hysterical girl, he opened the door and
went in. To shame himself ho took his
lamp in his hand, and, crossing over to
the far corner where the skeleton stood,
examined it. A set of bones bought for
a hundred froncs. Was he a child to be
Beared by such a bogy I
"He hold his lamp up in front of the
thing's grinning head. The flame of the
lamp flickered as though a faint breath
had passed over it.
' 'The man explained this to himself by
saying that the walls of the house were
old and cracked, and that the wind
might creep in anywhere. He repeated
this explanation to himself as he rocross-
ed the room, walking backward with his
eyes fixed on the thing. When he reached
hia desk he Bat down and gripped the
arms of his chair till his fingers turned
"He tried to work, but the empty
sockets in that grinning head seemed to
be drawing him towards them. He rose
and battled with his inclination to fly
screaming from the room. Glancing
fearfully about him, his eye fell upon
the high screen, Btanding before "the
door. He dragged it forward and placed
it betweon himself and the thing, ao
that he could not see it���nor it see him.
Then he sat down again to his work.
For awhile he forced himself to look at
the book in front of him, but at laat, unable to control himself any longer, he
suffered his eyes to follow their own
"It may have been a hallucination.
He may have accidentally placed the
screen so as to favor auch an illuaion.
But what he saw waa a bony hand coming round the screen, and with a cry he
fell to the floor in a swoon.
"The people of the houae came run-
ring in, and lifting him up carried him
out and laid him upon hia bed. As soon
as he recovered his first question was
where had they found the thing���where
was it when they entered the room?
And when they told hi.n they had seen
it standing where it always stood, and
had gone dowu into the room to look
again because of his frenzied entreaties,
and returned trying to hide their smiles,
he listened to their talk about overwork
and tho necessity for change and rest,
and Baid they might do with him as they
"So, for many months the laboratory
doors remained locked. Then there
came a chill autumn evening when the
man of science opened it again and
closed it behind him.
"He lighted a lamp and gathered his
instruments and books around him and
sat down before them in his high-backed
chair. And the old terror returned to
But this time he meant to conquer
himself. His nerves were stronger now
and his brain clearer; he would fight his
unreasoning fear. He crossed to the
door and locked himself in aud flung the
key to the other end of the room, where
it fell among jars and bottles with an
echoing clatter.
"Later on, his old housekeeper, going
her final round, tapped at his door and
wished him good night, as was her custom. She received no response at first,
and, growing nervous, tapped louder and
called again; and at length an answering
'good night' came back to her.
"She thought little about it at the
time, but afterwards she remembered
that the voice that had replied to her
had been strangely grating and mechanical. Trying to describe it, she likened
it to such a voice as she would imagine
coming from a statue.
"Next morning his door remained atiU
locked. It was no unusual thing for him
to work all night and far into the next
day, so no one thought to be surprised.
When, however, evening came and yet
he did not appear, his servants gathered
outside the room and whispered, remembering what had happened once
"They listened, but could hear no
sound. They shook the door and called
to him, then beat with their fists upon
the wooden panels. Bnt still no sound
came from the room.
"Becoming alarmed they decided to
burst open the door, and after many
blows it gave way and flew back and
they crowded in.
"He sat bolt upright in his high-back
chair. Thoy thought at first that he had
died in his Bleep. But when they drew
nearer and the light fell upon him they
saw the livid marks of bony fingers
round his throat, and in the eyes there
was a terror such as is not often seen in
the human eyes."
Brown was the first to break the silence that followed. He asked me if I
had any brandy on board. He said he
felt he should like a nip of brandy before
going to bed. That is one of the chief
charms of Jephson's stories; they always
make you feel you want a little brandy.
Threading a Hair Through a Walnut.
To pass a hair through a walnut without boring a hole seems an impossibility,
but the feat has often been done. The
hull of the walnut, when examined with
a strong glass, is Been to have innumerable small openings, somo of which lead
entirely through the nut. The trick
consists in using a very fine hair and an
infinite amount of patience. Pass the
hair into one of these minute crevices
and urge it gently along. Sonietiinee it
will appear on tho other side at the first
trial, but if it comes out at the hundred-
and-first you will be very lucky.���Globe-
Corner of Columbia & McEeuzle Sts,,
CAPITAL, all paid up, $12,000,000
REST,   -    -    -    6,000,000
A Savings Bank
lias  been  oponed   in   connection   with
this Branch.
Interest Allowed at Current Rates.
At present three and one-half per cent.
Telephone no. comer of
P.O. Box 58. Agnes <��- MeKenzie Sts,
��� ii
& HOY'S,
Dupont Block,  Columbia St.
The Blind Postman.
One of the company ia appointed Post-
master-(iunernl another is Postman. Ths
others seat them iu a circle, leaving room
to move about, and with no extra chairs.
The Postmaster-General goes to each person, and writes i-wn his name and tbe
name of a town that ho ohooses to represent. As soon as the towns are chosen,
the Postman is blindfolded and placed in
the middle of the room. The Postmaster
then announces that a letter has been sent
from one town to another, perhaps from
New York to London. The representatives
of those two cities 4V��n, as silently as pos
Bible change seats. While they are moving, the Postman tries to seoure one of the
seats for himself. If be suooeeas, the ono
Who It left out becomes Postman.
"*      Ontna Bonnie*
Thiirs are three weeds which are especially In jurlcms In an onion bed���twitch grass,
Surslane and ohiokwtek. In regard to the
rst, money ia saved by taking out every
spear before planting.
Vegetarianism in the United States
does not discard the use of meat diet
merely  because  it is unnecessary   or
, harmful, but also because of the cruelty
i inflicted on animals by their wholesale
slaughter in the catering to the meat-
eating habit.   This principle it followed
logically to its end, and shoes made entirely of felt are largely coming into use
among  vegetarians.     Not   only  they
claim does the use of leather necessitate
> the killing of animals, but it is injurious
��� as a covering for any part of the body,
while woolen or felt is a natural and
a Injudicial protection,
11 inn, the tailor.
The death ceutence passod on Leblanc,
tho Winnipeg murderer, has been commuted to IS years Imprisonment,
Importers   of Hardware,
Paints, Oils and Window
Glass,   Lime,    Cement,
Leather  and   Rubber
Belting,     Crockery,
Lamps and Glassware.
c. Mcdonough
Constantly on Hand an Extensive Stock of
Tho above steamer makes regular trips
between Westminster and Langley, taking Parson's Channel and thus culling
regularly at llembrough's brick yard,
Port Kills and ull other Intermediate
points. Parties anxious to roach Cloverdale and othor points In Surrey, and who
miss the train, will often lind this bout
Leaves Westminster every day at 3 p. m.
nxcept Saturday, when she loaves at
���i p, m.
Loaves Langley overy day at!) a. in. ox-
cept Fridays, when sho loaves at 8
a. in. for Westminster market.
Extra trip on Saturdays, leaving Langloy at S p.in.
No trips on Sundays.
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, Seed**
Potatoes, and General Stores-
N.B.���Farm Produce bought at market rates or sold on commission.   Orders from the>
interior promptly attended to.
Orders   by  Mail   Receive
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Is published overy Saturday, by
Corner Front and MeKenzie Streetsf
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Subscription. $1.00 per annum, in advance
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line, for each insertion. All transient
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perlence of the groat navigator with the ] owned by a syndicato
natives of Hawaii casts an odor of|operatois who bold
romance around those balmy islands of
the Pacific that induces a sense of kindly
consideration for tho fate of the native
races, still It can not be doubted that
any body of white men In the same position as the Americans ruling at Honolulu would assert themselves In the same
manner. It may be accepted that the
islands will pass from natiye sway, but
In view of international interests they
will almost certainly bo maintained as an
independent Stato.
of real estate
it on "spec,"
and In which a prominent membor of the
Opposition is said to bo interested on
"spec." That the holders of claims in
the main, never saw their lc ' never
Intended to settle, and are simply waiting
to catch "suckers" with an expensive
wagon road for bait.
3rd. That thero aro four settlers only
in the district to bo served by tbo wagon
road, and that of the four only  one is a
Surrey, like her sister municipalities, is
nover backward In endeavoring to help
herself, still It Is a manifest fact that
with tbe large dyking debt still pressing
upon her, the municipality is overtaxed
In contending alone with a series of roads
three feet below high water. Apart
from tho announced policy of tbe Go-
ment to aid, as far as may be, municipalities in sorely needed road Improvements, the position of Surrey is such as
to insure for it sympathetic consideration
producer, who finds a ready  market for  from the honorable gentloman  who now
��Itc   UitctlU-   fficmaMam
The Provincial Legislature bas beon
called to moot on the 18th of January
next, for tbo dispatch of business. It is
not likely that the session will be a long
one, but thero Is every reason to expect
that lt will be an unusually important
ono. Of first consequence will be the redistribution of representation, to which
the Government is pledged, and upon
which will largely turn the result of tho
approaching general elections. The
supporters of the Government look for a
fair and equitable re-arrangement of the
constituencies, aud there being no other
issue of consequence before the people,
the Hill to be introduced by the Ministry
on this subject it is fully believed will
sound the death-knell of that anomaly
tho Independent Mainland Opposition
Party, whose little glorv has long since
faded, and whose raison d'etre will have
ceased to operate.
In another direction, also, tho proceedings of tho forthcoming session will
be keenly watched, especially by the
rural population. This is in tbe matter
of road construction. In the course of
the public addresses delivered by Premier Davio during tho past summer, a
Government policy of assistance to municipalities in the heavy burden of road-
making was more than once referred to.
Naturally enough settlers will be anxious
to learn what powers the Ministry will
deem it judicious to take to themselves
for this purpose, and what measure of
assistance may be rendered having the
interest of the wholo Province In view.
Other important legislation will, of
course, necessarily bo brought forward,
but the items of representation and aid
to municipalities being entwined with
the contentment, prosperity and progress of British Columbia will receive the
chief attention of the people of the country. At the close of the session the
��xlsting Legislature will be dissolved,
having served its full term, but how soon
thereafter tho electors will be called
mpon to choose new representatives is as
.yet known only to the Cabinet. Looking
*o ordinary usage the date will probably
be about mid-summer.
The newspapers of this coast are just
now giving a good deal deal of attention
to the state of affairs in Hawaii, the
ultimate political fate of that group of
islands being a topic of absorbing interest. That tho overthrow of the native
Government was accomplished by a small
body of Amorican residents assisted by
United States troops acting without
authority, can no longer bo questioned,
and in view of this the straightforward
action of President Cleveland In endeavoring to undo tho wrong Inflicted upon
the native Hawaiians by replacing tho
deposed Queen upon the throne, will bo
heartily commended the world over. The
fact remains, however, that tho old order
of things has been broken, and oven
though tho power of tho United States
should re-establish the monarchy, what
can It do towards restoring the prestige
that Is gone, and without which there
can be but little hopo of pormanency In
the Government? After all, can It be
shown that It would be sound policy to
maintain the rule of an Inferior ovor a
superior race? Can any practicable
policy prevent the ultimate occupation
of ull the Islands by the whites, and if
not what is to be gained by temporarily
upholding the rule of a weak and doomed people? It Is sad In a way to look
buck at the record, but can It really bo
expected that, brought into competition
willi tho whites, the natives of the Sandwich Islands can fare very differently
from the natives of tbe American continent, or of Australia or New Zealand.
It Is the inscrutable law of life that the
weak is everywhere a prey to tho strong,
and the time seems to havo arrived lu
tin! history of Hawaii when governing
conditions must be adjusted, and the
right to rule shall pass to thoso who
havo tfie might to exercise it. H has
been so in all the lands that Capt, Cook's
ships touched at,  and  although the ox-
Two weeks ago, an article appeared in
this paper offering decided objection to
the construction at tho public charge of
a wagon road trom the Squamish to
Pemberton Meadows. In the same
article the Ncics-Adverliscr, of Vancouver,
was criticised for advocating a public expenditure that appeared perfectly unwarranted in the public intorest, and
had the appearance of being devised
solely for the benefit of Vancouver land-
grabbers and speculators. It was suggested that perhaps the News-Advertiser
was induced to recommend the scheme
without a knowledge of the facts, and
while Indeed that reputable journal gives
some color to the suggestion by maintaining a marked silence In regard to the
facts advanced by this paper, it bus none
the less, lent Itself to an underhand way
of abettlim the disreputable scheme that
will not meet tho approval ol honest
men. Either the proposed wagon road
to Pemberton Meadows Is a wise and
judicious public work or it is not. The
News-Advertiser urged that it was, but as
It appeared to us, on mistakon grounds.
Tho Canadian emphatically condemned
the work as uncalled for, and notcapable
of producing benefits at all commensurate with the expenditure, in evidenco of
which a number of facts were produced,
the truth of which have not yet been
publicly disputed. The News-Advertiser
can no longer claim Innocence, and must
either maintain its position as an advocate of the Pemberton Meadows road,
or admit its error and cease publishing
sly aids to an enterprise that it cannot
openly justify. Iu Sunday's issue of our
Vancouver cotemporary there appears
without editorial comment, a reference
to the position that has every appearance
of being calculated to deceive. Here it
is verbatim:
"Notes of the Crops Raised���Need of tbe
Wagon Road.
"A meeting of the committee appointed
by the settlers of tho above lands was
held yesterday, when It was reported
that C4 actual settlers in the district,
and about 1,000 residents in the electoral
district of New Westminster, had already
signed the petition to the Government
for opening the wagon road. Further
signatures were anticipated.
''Mr. R. Nelson, a settlor in Pemberton, and who Is well acquainted with the
country, reports very fine crops during
the iast season. Messrs. Long, Alex.
Brown and George Edwards have raised
heavy crops in vegetables, potatoes,
onions and carrots. Mr. Frank Dono-
frln has raised as much as 25 tons to
the acre in potatoes. Mr. McHardy has
produced pumpkins of over 100 pounds
weight in this valley. There are several
other ranchers in the district who could
show results equally good.
"The Siwashes have some wild hops
which have grown luxuriantly, and it
is believed that the district of the Pemberton Meadows would be excellent for
hop growing.
"It was decided to push the petition for
the road to the Government, as it was
held tbat owing to the favorable climate
aud the ease with which the land may
be placed under cultivation, the Meadows will offer good prospects to tbe
present settlers and to those who may
desire to follow them, but the one thing
needful is tho wagon road.
"It is estimated that the Government
had receivod about $20,000 in payment
for lands there already, and with the
taxes which they aro now receiving, it
was considered that the settlers and
owners had every right to expect tho
opening of the road very shortly."
It will bo observed that in tho above
the Squamish Valley Is so mixed up with
tho Pemberton Meadows that it is impossible to separato them. This will not
do. The Pemberton road is a work designed entirely for thebenofitof Pemberton lands, and is not calculated to be of
any material service to tho settlers of tho
Squamish, who aro near the sea and aro
not suffering for away to market. If the
construction of tho road can be justified, It
must bo on tho strength of the peoplo
who aro llkoly to be served by it, not by
"roping" in as sharers in the advantage
settlors who, In the nature of the caso,
could have no occasion to use it. Wo
look upon this Pemberton Meadows road
scheme as a deliberate attempt to fleece
the public for tho benefit of Vancouver
land sharks, and the Canadian Isploused
to be able to Interfere In tho gamo and
prehaps prevent the contemplated iniquity. Hero Is a restatement of our
grounds of objection to the proposed
wagon road, and If they can be shown to
be wrongly based, we will be glad to be
1st. With the exception of a few thousand acres all tbe land In the Pemberten
Valley has already passed into private
hands, and new coiners must buy from
p. .isent holders, who ask speculative
2nd. That although the land Is almost
his stuff at home at better prices than
can be obtained in the coast cities.
4th. That the lately constructed trail
provides theso four residents with a
way out and in quite equal to their
needs for years to come. That a wagon
road over the same trail would cost at
least 850,000, and probably a good
deal more.   That the. road is estimated
leads the Ministry, and it remains only
for the representatives of tho peoplo to
present the case clearly to the authorities at Victoria to insuro generous treatment. A tenth part of the wasteful expenditure sought for the Pemberton
road, applied to the sore needs of Surrey
would put heart into one of the most
promising districts in tho Province,  and
to be sixty miles long, without allowing i the case is such that if rightly presented
for winding up and down hugo ravines,
which would probably add one-third to
its length.
5th.   That tbo  best  possible  wagon
no  well-meaning Government can
Minister Thurston's Mission,
Affairs in Brazil.
Buenos Ayros, Dec. 10.���Nows from
Itlo de Janeiro is to the effect that on
December 10th the city was thrown into
a panic by a storm of shot and shell
which lasted 50 minutes. Tbo missiles
came from ihe rifles and rapid firing
guns of Ilha das Cobras (Snake island),
and fell all o/er tbe city, but especially
in Canoca, Tavilla and Travessa streots,
and other points where tho theatres are
situated. Tho playhouses were just being emptied of their throngs of patrons,
and the effect was tremendous. Frightened women lied shrieking along the
street, many carriage horses dashed
among the pedestrians, ond above all the
screaming of shells, the whizzing of bullets and the rattling of rifles, caused
great confusion. This was the result of
an attack mado from the shore upon tho
Snake island fort by Pelxoto's troops, to
which Da Gama's island batteries were
not slow In responding. Houses on tho
water front woro much damaged by the
iron shower, but tho number of casualties is unknown. Pelxoto's men suffered
heavy loss, as did also the island garrison, but accurate figures could not bo
Montevideo, Dec. Hi.���The British minister in ' ltio has informed all persons
of his nationality
,.  ,,     ,,.,,,        ,.  - ".,,,,,,,���,,,,   in   Rio that   in   liis
Oakland, Gal.. Dec. lO.-lhe Enquirer; ������,���,������ u js dnngorous for them t0 ro.
road that could be constructed would not; this evening says: Hawaiian Minister mil|n |n t|10 ,.|ty anti has ordered all
permit of farm  produce being teamed Thurston sailed yesterday on the steamer British merchant'ships in tiie harbor to
Alameda,  for Honolulu,   for a moreim-|ba towed higher up the bay.     Excitement In Rio in view of the  preparations
over It to market at  ,������,���,,.���.,  ����� ��"��| portant purpose than to report "no pro-
round trip  would  require at least ten [gross," Last Thursday Mr. Thurston was
davs.    That no sane fanner wouhHorato
where lie was put to such disadvantage,
and that therefore the construction of
the road would not induce settlement
worthy of the name, since the home
market would not serve for more than
three or four producers.
Oth. That tho natural outlet of Pemberton Valley Is by way of Harrison
7th. That according to the abovo extract from tho News-Advertiser the Government has been paid (80,000 for
lands, by parties who do not occupy
them, and aro therefore holding them
for speculation, and want tho Govern-
mon to expend $50,000 so that they may
unload on somo unfortunates not acquainted with the conditions of the
8th. That the $50,000 asked to be
thrown away on tho Pemberton road,
would bo of inestimable benefit to many
hundreds of deserving settlers if judicially expended in the existing farming
districts of the Province, which aro still
in great need of settlers, and whose
doscrving people are bravely struggling
with make-shift roads, slowly, and
against odds, building up agricultural
and horticultural interests that will one
day be the pride of the Dominion.
Those are the reasons upon which we
object to the construction of tho Pemberton road, and if the News Advertiser
cannot refute them, it does not stand in
the mouth of that journal to utter complaint against the land policy of the
Government until it first clears its own
skirts of abetting a "job" to induce a
large public expenditure for the benefit
of that class of people who speculate in
While endeavoring to show in another
column of this issue the true inwardness
of a proposal for the Government to
spend $50,000 or more in tho construction of a wagon road to Pemberton Meadows, where some forty-nine Und claims
all told have been taken up, and of which
four only are occupied, there came to
mind a district where a small fraction of
$50,000 would confer a great and lasting
benefit on thousands of claim-holders
and hundreds of actual settlers, and at
the same time relieve an unfortunate
but deserving municipality from difficulties that it is scarcely able to contend
with. The allusion is to the Municipality of Surrey, which, in a commendable
effort to advance the interest of settlers
and bring a large area of magnificent
land under cultivation, failed In its calculations, and burdened itself with a
debt so irksome as to almost break tho
courage of an enterprising community.
There is no need to go into details of the
unfortunate Surrey dyke. Tho circumstances are well known to the Government. There may have beon neglect
and mismanagement of the few, but that
does not alter the fact of the many suffering, and the Government audit of dyking
accounts revealed iio wilful wrong doing.
It may not, howevor, be as well known
that the failure of tho dyking scheme
has resulted In great inconvenience to
the general public, apart altogether from
the consideration of the lands to bo redeemed. Tho Yale road, which Is a
thoroughfare for several municipalities,
Is sorlously affocted during fivo or six
months in tho year, that portion of It in
the Serpentine Valley being subject to
overflow at every freshot. Other leading
mads that cross tho Serpentine suffer In
like manner, and tho ovll Is so groat as
sometimes to threaten tho lives of travelers. The hoavy rainfall of last Friday
resultod In a flow of wator ovor the Ser-
pontlno section of tho Yale, Coast Meridian, and Mud Hay roads of three feot
In depth. Sottlers from Langley this
week bavo chosen to tako wldo circuits
rather than faco the dangers of the
flooded portion of tbe Yale road. Until
tho water subsides it will not be known
what damage the road bed has suffered,
bnt tbe several wooden culverts liable lo
be carried away witli tho pressure of
water, and thereby opening a gap to
all taken up, It is held by non-residents, ' sweep the unwary to destruction, was a
with four exceptions. That except In j sufficient menace to deter many from tho
one caso no Improvements of any value passage This stato of things cannot bo
have been nude.   That 10,000 acres are ! allowed   to    continue,    and    although
t visitor In Oakland, spending the evening at the house of a gentleman who has
heavy interests in the Hawaiian Islands.
There was assembled to meet him quite
a company of gentlemen,former residents
of Hawaii and Mr. Thurston unbosomed
himself, speaking with perfect frankness
about his mission In going home. Por-
hapB, lie thought the time had como
when he no longer cared to make a
secret of it. To put it in tho briefest
form, Mr. Thurston Is going to Honolulu
to assist in another revolution. That Is
to say be Is going to aid lu substituting
for the present Provisional or temporary
Government, a permanent government
with a written constitution, which shall
make Hawaii a republic and a froe and
Independent nation of the earth. All
idea of seeking annexation Is to bo abandoned for tho present at least and tho
Republic of Hawaii Is to be established,
thus ending the uncertainty in tho Islands. Tho gist of the confidential information which Minister Thurston
carries back to Honolulu no doubt is
that nothing is to be expected from the
Government at Washington, and that,
therefore, tbe part of wisdom is for the
Provisional Government to use its present
strength and popularity to establish a
form of government which shall be a permanency. This might not be so easy to
do, if delay and uncertainty were allowod to go on until dissensions creep in and
sa]> the strength of Presidont Dole's administration. In conversation on tho
occasion referred to, Mr. Thurston showed that his mind was mado up for the
boldest and most determined action. He
implied that ho was going not to discuss
matters but to act. He seemed to entertain no doubt whatever that President
Dole and othor niembors of tho Provisional Government would bo with him
heart and soul.
As an illustration of his spirit, Mr.
Thurston said: "I don't know but what
it would be a good thing if there should
be a little fighting done there. It would
unite the people." By this he was understood to mean a collision between
the United States forces and the Provisional Government. He was asked if
he thought the Royalists would come
over and unite- with tho Provisionalists
if the Government was made a permanency, and to this he replied: "No. The
Royalists must be stamped out." As
to the details of tho new constitution or
how it would be promulgated, Mr.
Thurston said nothing, but he admitted
that a serious obstacle was the suffrage question, the natives being friendly to their Queen. He referred to the
Portuguese settlers of whom thero are
7,000 or 8,000 who might be voters,
and said he thought that they would
stand with the new Government, and
that the Japanese if admitted to the
suffrage, would do the same. He seem-
ed to think that by the help of theso
and other foreign-born elemonts.it might
bo possible to hold the natives down
oven if they wero given the ballot. One
of the company present was a prominent lawyer, and with him Mr. Thurston
had some Interchange of views about
the method of promulgating tho new
constitution and organising a form of
government which would secure recognition from foreign powers. Both gentlemen (Mr. Thurston himself is a lawyer) agreed that if the Provisional Government made it cloar that it was only a
de facto government, and that its power
there was absolute and undisputed,
any constitution promulgated in its
namo and any officers chosen under it,
would havo the right to recognition under the principles of international law.
Another interesting fact which came out
during the evening was that Mr. Thurston wanted to take back with him to
tho islands as many Hawaiians or holders of property Interests in tho islands
who wero trustworthy, as he could get
to go. Mr. Castle who left Ann Arbor,
Michigan, to accompany Mr. Thurston,
was present, and not only coincided with
what Mr. Thurston said, but avowed
that ho would tako part In setting up
the new form of government and implied that he was going homo for no
other purpose.
Washington, Doc. 10. ��� If Minister
Thurston has gono to Honolulu, his
family, which ho left behind at the
Legation, did not know It by word from
him up to noon to-day. The press dispatches announcing tbat ho had taken
passage on tho Alameda, was tho first
intimation that ho had gone, although
tho attaches of tho Lunation, woro pro-
pared to expect an announcement of Ills
departure Professor Alexander, Surveyor-General of the Islands, this aftornoon
wired Consul Wildes at San Francisco
for definite Information. When askod
why it should be necessary for Mr.
Thurston to loavo tho country, Profos-
sor Aloxander said that he could by
personal Intorvlew convoy a better Idea
of the condition of affairs here than by
a written communication. Mr. Alexander also intimated that one of Mr.
Thurston's chief objects Is to advise the
elimination of the word "Provisional"
ami urge 'he establishment of a permanent government under the auspices of
people now in power.
for bombardment is intense. In an
abortive attempt made by Pelxoto's men
to capture Fort Villegagnon, formerly
reported, about 200 men were killed.
Monte Video, Doc. 18.���Word has Just
been received hero that Gen. Ilipollto,
with bis division of troops from Uruguay and Brazil, encampod last Friday
nighl in the desert four leagues from San
Enjenlo, on his way to Santa Ana. Gen.
Daniel Martlne has more than a thousand men in bis division, it has been ascertained, and is marching against Ilipollto to givo battle. The steamer Santos,
which is being used In tho sorvlco of
Mlnlstor Menteiro, Brazil's representative hero, arrived to-day with moro ammunition for Pelxoto's forces. The Government of Rio Grande de Sul has contributed tho steamer Sollo to tho loyal
fleet gathering here, and that vessel has
reached the bar of tho Rio Grande river
with four thousand rifles and a million
cartridges. Tho New York Herald's correspondent at Rio sends word that the
Nlctheroy, now at Pernambuco, which
was purchased in New York by Peixoto,
Is changing hor crew which she enlisted
in that city for a crew of native Brazil-
Mans. Peixoto has revoked his decree
for the expulsion of foreigners from the
treat his movements with silent contempt, but copious reports of his sayings
and doings in Chicago have been forwarded to numerous trades organizations, and somo of these are likely to
give him decidedly warm receptions on
his return home. It is contended by his
opponents that if he Is sincerely earnest
in his efforts to ameliorate tho condition
of the unemployed he could find an infinitely hotter field in this and other cities
of bis own country than in Chicago or
any other part of the United States, and
that his spectacular advent and course
in America savors decidedly of the charlatan and demagogue, lt is probable that
several of tho trades organizations that
hold meetings to-morrow will adopt resolutions repudiating Stead and his self-
assumed intorest in behalf of the unemployed of the United States.
"Assessment Act, 1888," & Amending Acts
Westminster,   New   Westminster  City
and Vancouver  City  Electoral
For the Elootoral Districts of New Westminster City and Westminster:���At the
Court House, Now Westminster Thursday, the 2sth day of December, at. 10.80 a. tn,
For the Eleotoral District of Vancouver
City.���At the Court, House, Vancouver, on
Friday, the Siltli day of December, at IO.:io a.m
Dated at Westminster, the Oth day of December, 1803.
t   . V. G. MAJOR,
Judge of the Court of Revision aud Appeal.
A Steady Output.
From tho Spokane Chronicle.
W. P. Russell, one of the owners of
tho Noblo Five group, has just returned
from a visit to British Columbia, and
says the Slocan country never was so
prosperous. Fully 500 tons of oro are
lying at the Kaslo wharf ready to
ship to Spokane as soon as tho railway
is completed to the lake shore above Nelson. From 20 to 25 tons of high grade
ore is coming in every day ovor the snow
road, after a trip down the mountains In
rawhides. Botter still, the output promises to be continuous. "The Surprise
mine is shipping 100 tons," said Mr.
Russell. "The Noble Five is working a
doublo shift to take out 1,000 tons now
under contract. The Bonanza King
miners are working night and day on
two now openings. The Slocan Star
alone has more than $1,000,000 worth of
ore in sight to-day. The Idaho, the
Reco, the Slocan Star and tho Dardanelles aro shipping and will have a steady
output through the winter months. Tho
people of the Slocan district feel more
certain ot their future to-day than before. The merchants are laying in good
stocks. The passenger boats on the lake
are crowded with travellers. At Kaslo
five ore buyers have headquarters for the
Omaha, Tacoma, Everett, Great Falls
and San Francisco-smelting companies.
"Ainsworth, too, is wide awake this
winter. One of the latest strikes was
mado by Tom McGovern on tbe Little
Phil. He has oj.ened up six and one-
half feet of high grade ore. At Nelson
oro comes In steadily from the Silver
King. At Leroi the miners are working
right along and shipping ore. At Boundary also there is considerable activity
in tho mines. The railroaders are working on the right of way from Kaslo to
Sand Creek, while the Canadian Pacific's
grade from Naksup to Three Forks is
nearly completed."
To Establish and Open Up
certain Roads in the District
of Coquitlam.
WHEREAS it Is necessary to mako and
opon up certain new roads within the
District of Coquitlam ;
Be it enacted therefore by the Reevo and
Oonnell of tho Corporation of the District of
Coquitlam as follows :
That from and after tho passage of this
By-law tho Council pursuant to the Municipal Act 1802 enter upon, expropriate, break
up and use tor roads and highways Hie lands
more particularly described hereinafter, the
samo being within the jurisdiction of the
Council, viz.:
Road No. 1���Lying, situate and being on
Lot   231, Group 1,  New   Westminster Dis
trict, and
more particularly describod
Sydney, N.S.W., Doc. 18.���A pleasure
yacht with 15 persons aboard capsized
In the harbor to-day during a squall and , metropolitan papers have adhored to tho
The Wild Man of Borneo.
Victoria Colonist: Oofty Goofty, the original "wild man of Borneo," Is In town.
Ills roal name is Leonard Borchart, and
his history as told by himself is a series
of advontures, any ono of which would
be thrilling experionco enough for any
ordinary man's lifetime. He was born
in Germany, came to America as a stowaway at 14, aftorwards enlisted in the
United States army, deserted and drifted
to San Francisco, where he got the name
of Oof ty Goof ty in the following manner:
"I was walking along Market street," he
says, "whon a man tapped me on the
shoulder and told me if we could get $50
togethor wo could mako a fortune. I
only had $25 whicli ho took aud opened
a musoum with. lie strlppod mo, covor-
od mo from head to foot with glue, put
on hair and laid me on tlie roof for fivo
hours to dry. Thon bo put me In a cage
with handcuffs on my wrists, fed mo on
raw beof and made me go 'oof, oof.'
There was a big picture on the roof
showing how they captured mo in tho
South Sea Islands, while a man on tho
sidewalk invited tho public to 'walk In
and see the wild man of llomoo.' Tho
management made a barrel of money
out of me and skipped out and 1 lay sick
for weeks getting the glue and hair off.
It camo noar killing mo for the glue
stopped up the pores and I had to bo fed
through tubes. When I got well I was
known os Oofty Goofty all ovor California." Oofty's other adventuros aro of
the same extraordinary nature. He has
beon shipped from San Francisco to
Sacramento in a dry goods box, been
mascot for a baseball team, stood up to
be a mark for baseballs, "a cigar a hit,"
and aftor many other experiences, still
survives to gain a living by singing and
Have no use for Stead.
London, Dec. 18.���The Indications are
that Editor Stead's vagaries in Chicago
will result lu his being callod upon to
face considerable music on his return
home.    Almost without  exception the
Beginning at the eastern end of Road No. t!
as described In tho Coquitlam Road By-law
oi 18112. thence running In a north-easterly
direction along the north-westerly boundary
ol proposed dyke reservation to the intersection with tlie Coast Meridian. Said described line to be 10!; feel from dyke reserve
and to bo tlie centre of a 83 ft, road.
Jtand No. 2_Lying, situate and being on
Sec. 5 and (I, Township 40, and Lots 460. 4114,
and 371), Township,'JO, New Westminster District. More particularly described as follows :
Beginning at a point on the westerly bank
of the Pitt River and on the southern
boundary of the N. E. U of Sec. 5, Township
40, thence due west to the easterly bank of
the Coquitlam River ; thence south-westerly
along said bank to the lino between lots*
and 464 i tlience south to the S. E. cornorot'
Lot 380 ; thenco west to the east bank of the
Coquitlam River.
Said road to be 33 feet wldo and said described line to bo the southern boundary of
said road from point of commencement to
the S. E. corner of Lot 470, thence to terminal
point said described line to be the centre or
Road No. 8���Lying, situate and being on
Lot 112, Group 1, New Westminster District.
More particularly describod as follows :
Beginning at the N. W. corner of Lot 112.
Group 1, New Westminster District; thenee
south along the west boundary of said Lot
112 to tho Intersection with the Pipe Line ;
thenco west along pipe line 18 eh. 33 links ;
thence west 30�� South 13 ch. 43 links to Pitt
River Road. Said described lino to be the
centre of a 66 ft, road.
Road No. 4���Lying, situate and being on
Lots 366, 3115, 364, 363, 362, 861, 374 and 378
Group 1, New Westminster District. More
particularly described as follows :
Beginning where the Austin road leaves
the western boundury of Lot No, 365 ; thence
North to the South-west corner of Lot 368 ;
thence East to the South-east oornor of Lot
371; thence North to the S. W, corner of Lot
372 ; thonce East to N. E. corner of Lot 378.
Said described line to be tho centre of a 66
ft. road.
Road No. B-Lying, situate and being in
See. 8, Township 40, New Westminster District, and more particularly described as
follows :
Beginning ut. a point, on the north bank of
North Pitt Meadows slough, where the east
boundary of Section 8 Intersects It; thence
North along said east boundary to the N. E.
corner of said Section 8 for a distance of 33
ch.; thenco North 70 East 11 eh. to Intersection of Road No. 2 in Ooquitlam Road By-law
Said described line to bo the centre of a
66 ft. road.
Road No. �����Lying, situate and being on
Lots 463 and 464, Group 1, New Westminster
District, and more particularly described as
Beginning at a point whore the produced
eastern boundary of Lot No. 370. Group 1,
New Westminster District, intersects the
Now Westminster and Pitt River Road ;
thonce North along said bearing of the eastern boundary of said Lot 370 to the 8. E. corner of said Lot 370 ; thenco in a North-easterly direction through Lots 463 and 464 to the
North boundary of said Lot 464.
Said describod lino to bo the centre of a
33 ft. road.
Road No. 7���Lying, situate and boiiiir on
Lots No. 464, 870 and 380, Group 1, New Westminster District, and moro particularly do-
scribed as follows:
Beginning at tho point whero Road No. 6
of this By-law Intersects tho southern
boundary of said Lot 464, Group 1, New
Westminster District; thence Nortn-westor-
ly to the point whoro the Southern buuudary
of Lot 380, Group 1, New Westminster District, meets the Eastern hunk of I lie Coquitlam River ; thonce West along said Southern
boundary of Lot 380 to a point 10'i ft. from
the Northerly boundary of tho O. P. Railroad ; thonce westerly parallel with said
Northerly boundary of C. P. R. to the western boundary of suid Lot 880.
Said described lino to be the centre of a
38 ft. roud.
. This By-law shall take effect on tho first
day of January, 1804.
Tills By-luw may bo cited us the Coquitlam
Road By-law 1803.
Reconsidered and   finally   passed  and the
seal   of the   Corporation   attached
[L.S.]  this Eloventh day of November, 1803.
R. D. IRVINE.                R. B. KELLY,
O. M.J3.  Reeve.
Tho above is a true copy or a By-law pass-
e'J ,b,y *'';' ,M��niciP��I Council of the District
?LP��?n ,tlam 5" t,1,'e uth day of November.
180,1 e\.p., and all persons are hereby required to take notice that any one desirous
of applying to have such By-luw or any part
thereof quashed, must make his aDnllcatlon
that purpose  to   tho   Supreme   Court,
seven of the party wero drowned.
i decision arrived  at somo time since to
within one month next after the nu'bllciitlon
of this By-law In the British Columbia Ga"
- lie will be too late to be heard In
zotte, or
that behalf.
R. D. IRVINE. O. M.O, in
The life of the late Mr. W. H. How-
land was insured for $22,0tK).
It is stated that the Ontario Legislature will open on January 17th.
Winnipeg, Dec. 19.-The Manitoba legislature will meet for the dispatch of business on January 11th.
Regina, Dec. 16.���John Macdonald has
been found guilty of manslaughter and
sentenced to five years' Imprisonment
for killing Vincent Weidman.
Tllsonburg, Dec. 18.���The Odd Fellows'
block, with the stock in the stores, was
damaged to the extent of 840,000 last
night; insured for one half.
Montreal, Dec. 19.���The C.P.R. traffic
receipts for the week ending December
14 amounted to $359,000.. For the samo
week last year they amounted to
Kingston, Dec. 19.���-General Marriott,
aged 83, a resident of this vicinity for
the past 30 years, is dead. He saw.ser-
vice in the Imperial forces, and camo to
Canada with tlie Dragoon Guards in 1835.
Ottawa, Dec. 19.���It is reported tonight that Mr. Justice Fraser of tho
Supreme Court of New Brunswick, has
been appointed to the Lieutenant-Governorship of that Province. The report
however, could not bo officially confirmed.
Port Credit, Dec. 18.���Mr. and Mrs.
James Williams, a highly respected old
couple, living a mile and a half north
of here, were found murdered iu their
bod. Tlie murder Is supposed to have
been committed on Friday night by their
hired man, name unknown, who has disappeared.
Joilctte, Que., Dec. 10.���The grand
jury roturnod a true bill against J. B,
Hooper, tin alleged wife poisoner. The<
prisoner was placed In the dock and
pleaded not guilty. The trial begins on
January 3rd and will probably last a
week. Ovor 100 witnesses have been
summonod from all parts of Quebec and
Windsor, Dec. 1��.���M. M. O'Donnell,
the lato Michigan Central Railway ticket
agont here, charged with the embezzlement of $1,000 worth of s',ocks, was
tried at the Sandwich Assizes and acquitted. Thero was a lively scene In
the court room; men and women cheered lustily.
Toronto, Dec. IB.���There was a great
rainstorm in Toronto last evening. The
rain froze as it fell. The Trolley Street
Car Company's losses will bo $25,000.
Ice freezing on the trees caused immense
branches all over the city to fall in the
streets, making them almost impassable
in some parts. Telegraph and telephone
wires aro down in all directions.
Joseph G. Owens, formerly of Streets-
villo, Ont., who disappeared some years
ago after defrauding scores of people by
means of forged notes, has been located
in Portland, Ore., where ho is acting as
agent for one of the largest lumber
firms on the Pacific Coast. Tbe Attorney-General's Department will at once
take steps towards bringing him back.
Owens is said to have got away with
Toronto, Dec. 19.���The latest developments in the Williams double murder
case, discovered at Port Pedit, go to
show that it was not the hired man who
committed the crime as at first supposed.
His movements have been traced since
he quitted the employment of the murdered man last Wednesday. Suspicion
uow rests on a young Englishman, who,
on Thursday night called at tho residence
of William Mackay, a farmer living half
a mile east of William's farm.
Quebec, Dec. 15.���The Canadian Pacific railway elevator on the Louise embankment, Quebec, is about completed,
and will be ready for the reception of
grain in a week or two. It is constructed on the same principle as the one just
completed at St. John, New Brunswick.
The building is 100x60 feet aud 150 feet
in height and has a storage capacity of
350,000 bushels, having 34 bins with an
average capacity of 8,000 bushels each.
It can receive at the rate of 16 cars an
hour and ship on board vessels at the
rate of 15,000 bushels an hour. A vessel can take In grain from any one of her
. hatches without being u.oved.
Ottawa, Dec. 20.���There was a large
delegation of woollen manufacturers in
the city yesterday interviewing Minister
Foster in regard to the tariff. All the
leading industries in Ontario and Quebec
were represented. Mr. Foster asked
them to appoint a committee, and said
ho would confer with them in respect to
changes which would be made during
the session regarding thoir industrj.
This will be done. Tho Minister also
said the intention was to tako off some
duties on raw material which woollen
men had to buy and then tako away
part of the protection to tho industry
Winnipeg, Dec. 19���The municipa
elections took place to-day in all tho
Manitoba cities, towns and municipalities. A lively interest was manifested
in all tho civil contests, but the mayoralty contest was almost a walk-over for
Taylor, the present Incumbent, who was
elected by 1,600 majority over C. R.
Wilkes. Tho aldermen elected to-day
are: Ward 1, E. J. Jarvis; Ward 2, J.
Andrews; Ward 3, E. B. Chaffee; Ward
4, R. W. Jamleson; Ward 5, E. F.Hutch-
ings; Ward 0, G. F. Carruthers. A
lively fight occurred for school trustoo In
Ward 2, where F. C. Wado was elected
by 211 majority ovor Joseph Wolf. In
Brandon, McDIarmid was elected mayor,
and In Portage la Prairie, William
Garland was elected mayor ovor Smith
Montreal, Dec. 18.���J. C. Alvos de
Lima, Brazilian consul to Canada, sta-
tlonod at Montreal, has been summarily
dismissed by the Brazilian Oovornmont-
TIiIb action is believed to bo the rosultof
tho part taken by Mr.do Lima In sending
two legal gentlemen from Montreal to
Now York to prevent tho sailing of the
war vessels purchased In the Unltod
States for the Brazilian Govornmont.
Mr. de Lima has Issuod an address to tho
American pooplo In which he defends
the course taken by him. Ho says that
tho last time he was In Now York, at the
request of Scnor Mendonca, he visited
the ships with the govornmont contractor. The sight filled his heart with
loathing and regret. Ho conversed with
the captains and expressed the hope
that tho crafts would arrivo after the
revolution was over, lie also remarked
that he would rather a thousand times
arbitrate with his countrymen, technically called rebels, than sap the resources
of his people by fitting out cruisers with
mercenaries paid to kill his own countrymen.
Collapse of a Rridge.
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 15.���The fourth
span of the Louisville & Jeffersonvllle
bridge fell into the river at 11 o'clock
this morning. Sixty men were at work
upon it. Twenty-five bodies have been
recovered from the water most horribly
mangled.   Tho loss of life may be 50.
When the news spread both banks of
the river were soon crowded with men
and women, the latter apparently the
wives, accompanied in many instances
by their children, of those who had
gone down to death. Three patrol wag-
eons were kept busy and the guards
were assisted by the firo department in
carrying off the dead and injured. The
wagons could not go to and from the
hospital fast enoueh to receive the dead
taken from the river.
It was reported later that Major Mc-
Konzio of tho government boat and 180
men were lost. The officers attributed
the accident to the giving way of the
girders, due to faulty mechanism.
Tlie injured wero taken to the city hospital. At 11.15 seven men had been
brought in, all unconscious. The names
could not be learned. Some were white,
others colored,
.1. W. Baird, secretary-treasurer of
the bridge company, one of the witnesses
of the disaster, was completely ovor-
enmo for a time, lie said he was tho
originator of the plan of the bridge and
added: "I guess I'll be eternally damned
for it." Civil Engineer Selby says only
ton men wero on the collapsed portion.
Thore is no way nf telling how many
are at tho bottom of the river. There
may be as many as 40.
Silver King Mine.
From tho Nelson Minor.
Matters appear to bo jogging along
very well up at the Silver King. There
are at present some 25 or 30 miners at
work, iu addition to the surfaco gang.
All of the underground work has so far
beon dono by contract, and, Judging by
the reports, thoso who havo taken tho
work up have dono very well. Tho contracts which are nearly all along tho
lino of development work, are let by tho
foot, and can be terminated at any timo
the manager considers a sufficient
amount has been done in that particular
direction. The work up to date has
givon most satisfactory results. The
main load has been uncovered at various
points for 2,000 foot, and so far tho
greatest part of work has been in ore.
Nothing in tho nature of a well defined
wall has as yet been located, though It
is expected that these will come as depth
is gained. The work has opened the
mine In excellent shape, and several
hundred miners could bo put to work at
any time in the future that the company
may think best.
Drifting has been done oach way from
the winze which connect the upper and
lower levels. These drifts are about 45
feet long, and are In solid ore. Two new
contracts have been let to carry on this
drifting to some further extent. There
is a tunnel in about 00 feet near the line
between the Silver King and the Kootenay Bonanza, whicli shows good ore, as
does the 50 foot shaft on tho Bonanza.
About thirty feet lower down than the
mouth of the lower level, a shaft has
beon sunk from whicli tbe ore is being
taken out. Of tbe old levels, the upper
one is in 240 feet, and the lower one
must be in nearly 700 feot. There is an
incline connecting the upper level with
the surfaco, and a winze connecting the
two levels. Tho greatest depth Is gained
in about 300 feet below tho surface. A
portion of the work will include the
stoping out of ore between the two main
levels. The surface gang Is busy cribbing up an ore dump, in which this
output will be put until sorted for shipment. At present the ore Is boing sorted
quite closely as it is broken down and
will require butllttlemore handling before
being sacked. From present Indications
the desire is to get the mine in shape for
working a hoavy force of men when the
tramway is constructed.
The Northern Tragedy.
Amongst the passengers on the steamer Comox, which returned to Vancouver
from the North Saturday morning, was
Johnny Moon, a half-breed, who is a
policeman at Salmon River, and who
brings some important news in connection with the whereabouts of certain
parties who it Is thought can throw somo
light on the recent murder of Green and
Taylor on Savary Island.
As will be remembered the police posse
who went up after the murderers took
Johnny Moon along with them. Ever
since then he has been investigating into the matter, with the result that he
is now able to loeato the desired parties.
Hugh Lynn, he reports, Is living at the
hoad of Jervls Inlet, while his klootch
and littlo boy are with their tribe at
Bella Coula.
Another Important clue has been obtained by this dusky detective. It will
be remembored that when tho police
were up Kingcom Inlet a number of Indians disappeared into tho bush. It
was all along thought that these Indians could throw considerable light on
tho subject, so Johnny spent somo time
in that locality. When ho got up thore
he found they had returned to the coast,
and they told him that a half-breed, half
negro and half Siwash who knew something about tho affair, was still in hiding.
Johnny Moon has como down to report to the police the result of bis Investigations. Ho thinks that if the
police wont up iu a steamer they would
certainly bo able to etfoct the arrest of
thoso parties, who, If not the actual
murderers, will undoubtedly bo ablo to
throw considerable light on this foul
Travellers arriving from the East during the last few days report having passod through one of tho worst blizzards
ovor experienced on tho line of tho Canadian Pacific Railway. On ono train,
which came In 20 hours ovorduo, the
passengers hud a rather trying time
when stalled between two stations on
tho prairies, as for twenty-four hours
they had nothing to eat except some
very light refreshments obtained at a
section houso, and the supply of coal for
tho engine running very low before help
arrived thore was a good deal of suffering from cold. The storm raged so
fiercely that the snow found Its way
Into tho sleeping cars oven through the
double windows. Tho fall of snow In the
mountains Is said to havo beon already
this season nearly as great as tho usual
average for the entire winter. The
C.P.R. aocs not appear to havo fared as
badly as somo of the other transcontinental roads; at all events the Interruptions to traffic on that lino havo been
After an all-day session in the Victoria
City Police court. Magistrate Macrae
committed for trial tho three little boys,
Irvine, Walker and Gaylor, who aro
charged with having set lire to Mr.
Justice Drake's barn and hay stack.
The contractors for the upper stories
of the Legislativo buildings, Victoria,
are at work pulling down the old housos
built in 1858 for the accommodaton of
the Sappers and Miners and Royal Engineers brought from England.
Mr. Bredy, of Stanley Creek, B. C,
brings word that at Cottonwood, 38
miles from Barkerville, the snow is three
feet deep and a week ago the thermometer went down to 38 degrees below zero.
There is two feet of snow at North
Bend and Ashcroft.
Dr. A. T, Watt, of Victoria has been
married at Collingwood, Out. to Miss
Madge Robertson, daughter of Mr. Henry
Robertson, Q. C, of that place. The
young couple will mako Victoria their
home. Dr. Watt is the son of Dr. Hugh
Watt, M. P. P., of Cariboo, and is very
popular in Victoria.
Victoria Police statistics show that at
present there are more prosecutions for
potty larceny than thore havo been for
many years, and tho fact is also shown
that the culprits are mainly from the
Sound and adjacent American towns.
There aro several awaiting trial now,
but they will most likely tako advantago
of the Speedy Trials Act.
Very fow pre-emptions havo as yet
boon recorded for commonage land at
Vernon. The public havo now bad an
opportunity of acquiring these lands,
both bv auction sale and pre-emption,
but as the greater portion of this tract
is high and rocky, and suitable only for
grazing purposes, it Is probablo that
much of It will remain vacant for years
to come.
During the football game on Saturday noon at Beacon Hill Victoria, Curtis
of the Vancouver toam fractured a bono
in his foot below the anklo. Ho was
dribbling the ball at tho timo. The
game was stopped for half an hour aud
Curtis in charge of tho superintendent
of the provincial polico, F. Hussey, was
taken from the field to receive surgical
attention. The break is said to be a bad
The auction sale In Victoria of condemned militia stores, conducted by Mr.
Joshua Davies at the publio market on
Tuesday, proved a bonanza for tho poor,
whom It enabled to procure comfortable
winter clothing almost for a song. Regulation great coats, thick, well mado
and warm, wore sold as cheaply as 50
cents each ; stout boots were had for a
correspondingly small amount, and rugs
and blankets went for only a small percentage of thjir value.
No settlement has been reached by
tho Northfield coal miners in regard to
the proposition of the company. It is
feared tho latter will be compelled to
close it at tho end of tho month, as at
present the coal is being stacked, awaiting a market, which will justify tbe
company to dispose of it without loss.
The mon claim they aro unable to work
at a further reduction, and somo of
them would prefer to look elsewhere for
employment, but thero are tho3e who
havo built their homes there and would
be sorry to leave.
The 120 marines, seamen and officers
for the ships of tho Pacific squardon
arrived at Vancouver on Sunday morning. They filled two cars, and were a
strapping looking lot of fellows. They
were detained for 30 hours at one place
by a snow storm, but as the commissariat
was well looked aftor they did not mind
that very much. It Is unofficially reported that four of their number wore
left behind at one of the stations along
the way. H.M.S. Royo! Arthur left on
Monday with the men for Esqulmalt.
Mr. Frank Lord, who is a keen sportsman, is of opinion that persistent pot-
hunting has about destroyed the famous
Delta flats duck shooting. Very few
ducks have come Into the old haunts in
the last month. In the early parts of
the season they were hardly given a
chance to light in the sloughs, or on the
marshes, before they were "cannonade"
and to such an oxtent that they were
lltterally frightened out Into the gulf,
where great flocks of them are to be
seen at times In the day when they
might be expected under ordinary conditions to be in their old feeding grounds.
The most serious street car accident
which has been reported in Victoria for
months occured Saturday evening between 8 and 9 o'clock on Store street,
when No. 7, coming from Fort street,
and No. 9, from Esquimalt, collided near
the rice mills. There wore about fifteen
passengers on each car, but so far as
the conductors are aware no one was
badly hurt, although several recolvod
small cuts and bruises from broken glass.
The front platforms on the cars were
broken completely off and nearly all the
front windows shattered. Motornoer
Doran, on No. 7 car, said he did not
notice tho other car approaching till It
was within a very short distance of
him. Thore were, ho said, several passengers standing on tho front platform
of either car, and his alarm was tho lirst
warning thoso who were standing beside
him received. On sooing tho dangor ho
at onco breaked his car and afterwards
reversed the power. Tho rails being
slippery, however, the Impetus of his
car was not chocked whon the collision
occurred, and ho had, with tho passengers, barely time to jump to save himself
from being crushed. Johnson, tho
motornnor on tho other car, had not timo
to chock bis running speed, for the night
being very dark, especially so on account
of tho dense fog, ho did not notice tho
small hand lantern, tho hoad light on
No. 7. The motorneers have boon In the
employ of tho V. E. T. & L. Co. for over
two years, and thoir record has boon
good. No. 9 car from Esqulmalt was a
little lato, and this together with the fog
and the poor light on No.7,brought about
tho accident. Later reports woro to tho
effect that several of tbo passengers
received painful injuries.
Against Lotteries.
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 16.���TheCourtof
Appeals of Kentucky to-day handed an
opinion which deals the death blow to
lotteries in this State. Tho decision
was rendered by Chief Justice Bennett,
without dissent. The appeal to the
Court of Appeals was from tho Law and
Equity Court of this City. Two cases
were decided in tlie lower courts upon
writs of prohibition sworn out by the
Attorney-General. In one caso, that of
the Henry College Lottery, and one of
comparatively little, importance, as the
charter would soon expire, the Court
held that under the new Constitution It
had no right to operate.
The second case was that of the Frankfort Lottery, the big concern which has
been doing a land-office business in
Kentucky for years. The defence was
that the present owners of the franchise
acquired the ownership by purchase from
the original grantees and thereby became possessed of a vested right, which
could not be interfered with. The Lower
Court sustained this view, but the
Court of Appeals in its decision holds
that no vested right exists in contravention of the constitutional provisions upon the subject. The local managers of
the Company are dazed. Their charter
does not expire until 1890. The decision
means a big loss to tbem and an end of
lotteries iu Kentucky.
A Methodist clergyman tells this Incident which occurred In a Pullman sleeper while riding through Iowa: As tho
train passed over the state line into Iowa,
a seal was put on the liquor sideboard
in tho buffet, and thoelergymnn,wishing
to test the enforcement Ol tlie prohibition law, called the porter and asked him
II ho could get a littlo whiskey. "Oh,
yes, sah," said the portor. "And how
about a littlo wine?" queried the minister. "I think I can fix you, sah," was
the prompt and whispored reply. "But,"
continued tho rovorond gontlonion, "how
about prohibition in Iowa?" "Oh," said
tho portor, with a knowing wink, "we
always pick our mon, sah."
An Ingenious and Simple Method of
ing an Old Zinc Tub Dainty.
The bathtub 1'rom which age and constant use have worn away the brightness is the despair of the model housewife, who wishes to haye everything
about her home show traces of care on
the part of herself and her domestic*,
Eow distressed she is when, after several ineffectual attempts to burnish np
the metal lining, the dull, worn look remains, and the unwelcome truth bursts
upon her tbat its "polishing days" are
over and there must in the future hover
about the tub the afar of dinginees and
To avoid this sort of trouble an Ingenious idea ia on the wing, which will
as time advances gain in favor. Who
does not admire the porcelain tube in
which fortune's pampered proteges take
their daily dip? To those but lightly endowed with worldly goods the possession of one of these luxurious fancies
looks to be an utter impossibility. But
there is a means by which the mother
and her brood may secure a tub, which,
if it is not quite up to the mark in point
of quality, is certainly as daintily attractive in appearance aa that of porcelain.
This is the enameled bathtub. When
the zinc or tin lining grows shabby, give
it a coat of white paint. After this has
dried apply several thicknesses of white
enamel, waiting for each application to
dry before adding the next. In this way
a thick enamel coating is laid upon the
metal, giving it the appearanoe when
completed of porcelain. The enameled
lined tub is not only very much daintier
in appearance, but can be kept in order
more easily than zinc or tin, a damp
cloth wiped across the surface being all
that is needed to retain the purity of
As company for a tub furnished up in
the foregoing manner treat in the same
way the woodwork of the bathroom.
Some faint hued enamel, pale blue, old
pink, violet, gray, cream or lemon, laid
upon the woodwork completes the decorative notion, while aesthetic conceptions
in pumpkin yellow, sage green or russet
brown contrast admirably with the
snowy lining of the tub.���Golden Days.
The following Is from Bradstreet's
weekly trade review: At Toronto trade
In dry goods and fur is more active, but
below expectations. At Montreal genoral business has been stimulated by
colder woather and aided by the good
condition of the country roads. At Hall-
fax a cold wave has resulted In increased purchases also. Bank clearings
at Toronto, Hamilton, Montreal and
Halifax aggregate 817,699,000 this month,
I a decrease of 18 per cent., as compared
with the week bofore or with tho week a
year ago. Business failures In Canada
number 46 this weok, last woek 28 and
for the weok one yoar age 30.
Ottawa, Dec. 15.���The Government at
a meeting of the Cabinet has decided not
to open any more constituencies until
after tho next session of Parliament. As
a consequence of this the Collectorship
of Customs at Montreal, the Post Office
Inspectorship for the Montreal district
and the Lieutenant-Governorship of
Manitoba will all remain open until
after the next session. Mr. Ross, M.P.
for Lisgar, will become Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba after tho session; Mr.
White, M.P., for Cardwell, will got the
Collectership and Mr. Bain, M.P. for
Soulanges, will become Post Office Inspector. These parties will bo notified
of the decision of tbe Government.
John A. Mara, M. P., has presonteu to
the public school at Nakusp a fine piano
to be used for the entertainments this
14th December, 1893.
THE Public Offices of the Provincial
Government will bo closed on Monday the 25th, and Tuesday the 26th
inst, and on Monday the 1st andTuesday
tho 2nd day of January, 1801.
By Command,
Provincial  Secretary.
HIS HONOUR tho   Lieutenant-Governor has beon  pleased to make
the following appointment:���
30th November, 1S93.
James D. Bybne, of tho City of Vancouvor, Esquire, to  be Official Administrator within and   for  tho Vancouver
County Court District.
[L.S.]    e. DEWDNEY.
To Our faithful tho Members elected to
serve in tbe Legislative Assembly of
British Columbia at Our City of Victoria���Gbeetinq.
Theodobb Davie, I TTTHEREAS We
Attorney-General. \ VV aro desirous
and resolved, as soon as may be, to meet
Our people of Our Provlnco 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 subjocts, We have
thought fit, by and with the advlco of
Our Executive Council of the Province of
Britisli Columbia, to hereby convoke,
and by theso presents enjoin you, and
each of you, that on Thursday, the
Eighteenth day of the month of January, one thousand eight hundred and
ninety-four, you moot Us In Our said
Legislature or Parliament of Our said
Province, at Our City of Victoria, FOR
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 the favour of God, bo ordalne'd.
Ix Testimony Whekeoe, wo have
caused those Our Letters to be
made Patent and tho Great Seal of
tho said Provlnco to bo hereunto
affixed: Witness, tho Honourable
Edgah 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 ono thousand eight hundred
and ninety-three, and In the fifty-
seventh year of Our reign.
By Command.
Provincial Secretary.
The Wind Scraped the Mut Clean.
Captain Hnrlbut of the British bark
Bowman B. Law considers himself fortunate in coming out of a terrible typhoon in the China seas, not without a
scratch, but without the loss of any of
bis crew or even of a spar or sail. This
is his experience as he related it:
"We left Sourabaya, Java, bonnd for
tho Columbia river. All went well for
the first week. The men put in their
time well about the ship, and one particular job that was attended to was
painting the mizzentopmast. This was
wood, the other masts and topmasts
being iron. I noticed that the paint on
the spar blistered more or less under the
tropical sun.
"One fine afternoon, under a clear
sky, the storm came on us. There was
hardly any warning. The typhoon shot
out of the gulf ot Slam as though it
came from a cannon. What in the distance was a ripple on the surface of the
sea, as it approached us became a feathery, foam dashed mass of waves, nnd
sow, and we are at sea again. The Ar-
kansawyers or the Arkansowers should
settle this matter once for all. It is becoming puzzling and annoying. Perhaps Mr. Opie Read, the Arkansaw
Traveler, could put an end to tho dispute.���Chicago Herald.
The Book He Wanted.
Odd demands are made on the busy
editor's time. A Scotch member of the
fraternity recently received a letter, the
envelope bearing a request that the contents should be handed to any booksellei
in Edinburgh. The letter run: "Th<
book that I want 1b a courting book���n
book that will tell me how to talk to tlie
lass thut I love; a book that will toll me
the words to say to her and the words tc
ask her when I be courting her is thf
sort of a book that I want, no mattei
how few or how little the words may
be."���Weekly Irish Times.
The Toronto
Shoe Store*
We have much pleasure in tendering our second holiday
greeting and wishing you all the compliments of the season.
Our stock is large, of the best goods, and prices are all in
favor of the buyer. We believe in keeping the money moving, small profits and qnick returns, and as times are hard and
money scarce, we will help you out by cutting the profit to the
bone. The trade may squeal, as they have, but it is our custom. We wish to please, and we are bound to do that with
Good Goods and Low Prices.    Call and see us.
Boots & 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
lowest prices, and money can be saved by buying Boots and
Shoes from Sinclair & Co., Columbia street.
Hum, the tajlor.
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Windows,  Frames, Mouldings,  Honse Finish,
Mantels,   School    Seats and Desks,
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DEC. 28,  1893.
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"The Lord gave, and the Lord taketh
away; Blessed be the name of the Lord."
The parson's unctuous glibness, in utterance of the pious platitude, seemed to
Mr. Blodgett���chief mourner���animated
by personal approval of the Lord's final
action in the promises. Would there
have been Buch a tinge of satisfaction in
his resignation if the dead woman had
been his own wife? Was it quite certain that the Lord had concerned himself at all about either the giving or the
taking of Mrs. Araminta Blodgett?
' 'Forasmuch as it hath pleased Almighty
God,'' etc., etc., went on the flow of formal blandiloquence. Why had it pleased
him? wondered John Blodgett. What
interest could he have had in the matter?
It certainly had not pleased Araminta,
who was seriously misunderstood if her
oft-expressed desire to "enter into the
heavenly rest" had been taken in earnest.
And so far from pleasing her husband,
it had much annoyed him���to state the
case mildly. Araminta had Borne "trying ways," doubtlese, but probably not
more than other women have, and John,
in thirty years of married life, had got
used to them.
The poor old widower, riding by
himself in the slow-moving carriage behind the hoarse, felt very sad and lonely.
Though by no means an imaginative
man, the fancy grow upon him that his
life was a cable, a groat strand of which
had partod when Araminta died, weak
ening what was left. At the receiving
vault ho looked on silently, while tho attendants filed Araminta away in a stone
pigeon-hole and slid its heavy iron door
into place with a bang. He mado no
spectacular display of grief, for his
nature was not demonstrative, and at
fifty-fire one does not care enough about
what people think to prompt the simulation of emotion.
But when he got back into his carriage again, all alone, as he preferred to
be, his eyes were moist and he thought
very gravely npon what had happened
to Araminta; what was going to happen
to him in the few years he had yet to go,
companionless, down the hill of life: and
how much better it would have been if
wonld hare been if they could have finished the course together. Decidedly,
he reflected, the Lord's way of pleasing
himself occasioned great inconvenience
to others. Mr. Blodgett meant no irreverence in so thinking, he had merely���
through much hearing of prayers and
sermons���got into a babit of almost social familiarity with God's personality.
The way was long, and, though the
horse trotted briskly on the return from
the cemetery, the short winter day had
ended by the time the widower had
reached his home. He Bighed, as he let
himself in with his latch-key, at the
ominously suggestive darkness of the
hallway yawning before him. It looked
like an enlargement of the pigeon-hole
in which they had deposited Araminta.
Never before had he found it unlighted.
She always saw to that. He turned into
the dark parlor and barked one of his
shins upon something that stood directly
in his way, which, upon examination,
proved to be one of the trestles used to
support Araminta's ooffln. It belonged
in the house, so had not been carried off
by the undertaker, and nobody had
thought of removing it when its temporary service here was ended. The sudden
realization of what it was gave Mr.
Blodgett quite a shock, for it brought
vividly back to his mental vision her
face, cold and white and still, in the
silken interior of the costly casket, as he
had last seen it, just at that spot.
He shuddered and imagined that he
heard a faint sigh somewhere near him.
Holding his breath and listening so intently that he thought he could hear
his heart beat, he stood perfectly still
and vainly strove to pierce the intense
darkness with his sight. A little thrill
of chilliness seemed to run oyer his skin,
and for a moment he had an impression
that there was near him some one he was
much more likely to see then than
he would be if he had a light. The
person���or whatever it was���seemed
to be at his elbow, just behind his
shoulder, and he felt an almost irresistible impulse to, instead of looking
around, jump to the door and make his
escape. Then he pulled his scattered
faculties together with the reflection:
"Nonsense I I didn't imagine there
was enough superstition in me to make
me even think of such- a thing I And,
even if it should be Araminta, why
should I be afraid of her now���when
she iB past talking?"
Quito himself again, he turned on his
heel, walked deliberately out to the hall
and went on to the dining-room, where
he found warmth, light, comfort, and
company, Miss Artemisia Hodson, an
elderly spinster, and Mrs. Ellice Mer-
win, widow���"friends of the corpse" as
they had styled themselves when assuming authority ��� had temporarily
crasped the ireina of control, fortunately for the easy going of the household
chariot. When all other friends went
away, to the cemetery, or shopping, or
the matinee, after the services in the
church, these two good ladies marched
straight to Mr. Blodgett's house, announced themselves and took possession,
to the serious disappointment of Lucy���
the maid���who had just become interested in rummaging her late mistress's
buroau drawers, and the infinite disgust
of the cook, who had just commenced
to get drunk. Miss Hodson rescued Araminta's key's, locked up her room, and
found work for Lucy in setting the dining table. Mrs. Merwin directed affairs
in the kitchen. Rebellion against two
such energetic, experienced women was
clearly impossible, and when John came
home tho dinner awaiting him was one
that Araminta herself never excelled.
"Though it does seem like a waste of
good victuals, to set such a meal before
a man stricken with grief and naturally
without any appetito when in sorrow,
most likely," commented the spinster,
who had strange ways of giving undue
prominence to her ignorance of men.
"Humph I" sniffed the wiser Mrs. Merwin, "men are critters you must feed
under all circumstances. I've read in
novels a heap about love and grief spoiling their appetites, but never saw anything of the sort, and don't believe it.
Why, a man will eat a hearty breakfast
while the Sheriff is waiting to hang him
when he gets through. I've read of
them doing it. From the cradle to the
grave the one thing they live for is���to
eat. All the events of their lives Are
���imply incidents that happen between
meals. They tell us that in the New
Jerusalem 'there shall be neither marrying nor giving in marriage' (Miss Hodson sighed), but I take notice they^pecu-
late on 'rivers of milk and honey,' which
is figurative, of course, like most of
Scripture, for naturally where you get
milk you have beef critters���but milk is
more poetic���and what would be the
use of so much honey if you weren't to
have any bread to spread it on?"
"Don't you think, sister Merwin,"
suggested the spinster, timidly, "that
you take the words of the promises a
little too literally?"
"No. You can't be too literal for a
man when you come to talk about feed,
either here or in the hereafter."
Mr. Blodgett's appetite hardly did justice to the widow's expectations. He
missed the face he had so long been accustomed to see opposite him at every
meal; ihe setting of the table was novel
to him; Miss Hodson innocently put milk
in Mb tea; Mrs. Merwin had not known
that he loathed mutton; altogether it
seemed to him as if he were dining out,
and that Araminta might at any minute
come in to say: ' 'John it is time for us
to be going." It was a great relief for
him when the announcement of a visitor,
Mr. Elnathan Flitters���who came to offer his condolences���afforded excuse for
escape from the table.
Mr. Flitters was a nice, well-meaning
man, good rather than bright, of whose
society it was not difficult to get an
elegent sufficiency in a short time when
he monnted his one hobby���spiritualism.
The "Summer���land"' was known to him
as Paris or Oahkosh may be to other
persons. All departed greatness was,
so to speak, "kept on tap" for him, and
its communications literally "drawn
from the wood" by his mediums for his
benefit. One had only to know tho goms
of thought freely bestowed upon him by
the intellectual giants, "on the other
shore" to recognize how different
they wero from the crude mental
products of earth life. Thore, for instance, was that sweet assurance by
Carlyle: "My friend, it is good to be
good, not for the good there is in goodness, but for the goodness of being
good." Of course Carlyle never could
have said anything like that when he
was alive. Probably he would rather
have been kicked than have done so.
But, being dead, that was his style.
And Mr. Flitters could quote such things
to you all night, a fact which minimized
eagerness for his companionship among
those who knew him. To have the genuineness of those communications questioned by sceptics and scoffers saddened
but did not anger him. He earnestly
pitied the doubters.
"That which I know���I know," he
would reply calmly. "I've called for
thousands of those who have gone before, all the great names in history,
sacred and profane, from Adam down,
and none have failed to respond. Would
you reject their multitudinous testimony? I hope not. Why, it was but
the other night that Marc Antony came
to us; did not wait to be called for, but
just dropped in, and at my request repeated his great speech over Cesar's
body, commencing:
"Friends,   1 tomans,  countrymen, land me
your earB;
11 como to bury Cerar, not to praise him."
"The medium WTote it all down, just
as he delivered it, and it is word for
word aa reported by Shakespeare. Could
you doubt such evidence as thatt I
nope not."
Mr. Flitter'e present mission was not
the mere offering of empty condolence.
It was his habit to call wherever he was
acquainted, as soon as posaible after an
invasion by Death in a domestic circle,
and urge upon the survivors the practicability and advisability of opening up
communications at once with the dear
departed. The sooner this was done, he
averred, before the spirit strayed away
on rexcursions into infinite space, to
which it would find itself impelled by
natural curiosity, tbe easier it would be
of accomplishment. Mr. Blodgett, he
said, had had only to say the word in
order to.have his wishes gratified, if he
desired to speak with his wife again or
even to see her.
The widower's mental vision beheld
again that white, still face in the casket,
so real, yet so horribly unlike the woman who had walked by his side through
more than a quarter of a century of life,
and he shuddered.
"I don't know," he replied, hesitatingly, "about bothering Araminta���before
she gets sort of settled down in her new
surroundings anyway. Everything over
there must be strange to her yet���if it is
at all like what you say. She never
could bear to be pestered when she had
anything on her mind; just wanted to be
let alone until she had had her think
out. I guess we'd better let her be for
the present."
"But, "argued Mr. Flitters, "this is the
very time when she will be most grateful for recall. Lovely as the summer-
land is, she is a stranger, and may not
yet have run across any friends. In her
lonesomeness she will be glad to know
she is cherished in remembrance by
friends here. And she cannot return
uninvited. Just think that in silence
she stretches out her appealing hands to
you from the golden shore. She only
awaits your call to return and be your
guardian angel. Ah! do not repulse the
angel visitor, Mr. Blodgett. Call her
The ladies joined their solicitations to
those of Mr. Flitters, not that positive
Mrs. Merwin "really believed anything
would come of it, but at least there
would be no harm in trying. Eventually Mr. Blodgett succumbed to the
pressure of the trio.
"Well," he assented, "I agree. Araminta is welcome to come back if it
seems fittin' to her to do so. But how
do you propose to fetch her?"
"Aht'' eiaculated Mr. Flitters, triumphantly, "leave that to me���to me
ana Mrs. HusBlewell, I should say. A
wonderful woman Mrs. Husslowell is,
sir; gifted with miraculous power. I
I will uring her here to-morrow night,
| and you shall see for yourself. Yes, sir.
I You shall soe���what you shall see."
I When Mr. Blodgett went up to his
: room that night his surroundings there
' painfully accentuated his sense of bereavement. He and Araminta were old-
fashioned folks, who lii.-l occupied the
same apartment, in common, all their
married lives and naturally the traces
of her presence were, to those of his, in
the proportion of ten to one. Everything of which his senses took cognizance reminded him of "the touch of'the
vanished hand and the sound of a voice
that was still." The air was still heavy
with the perfume she used; her toilet
appliances were scattered over the top
otthe bureau; an open door showed a
closet hung full of her dresses; one of
her wrappers was draped over a rocking chair, as if she had jiiBt thrown it
off; a withered bunch of flowers, the
last she saw with mortal sight, stood
upon a stand by the bed; on the mantel
was a book she had been reading, with
her scissors stuck between the leaves to
mark where she left off; as he groped
under the bed for his slippers his fingers
first came in contact with hers, and as
he sat down to take off his shoes the
"tidy" on the back of the chair, pulled
loose by his shoulders, slipped down,
and one of its pins jabbed him cruelly
in the small of the back. It was perhaps
the thousandth time that had happened
to him, and as he tore the thing loose
from its moorings near his Bpine and
hurled it, with a half-smothered execration, across the room, he vowed that
would never occur again. He always
had hated '"tidies," but Araminta
possessed a mania for them, and consequently they were on every chair in the
house���let him who could find one of
them after tomorrow.
Stirring the fire and putting his slippered feet on the fender before it, he
sank into reverie. Naturally that which
was uppermost in his thoughts was the
calling back of Araminta. How might
it affect her chances of participation in
the general resurrection. If she broke
the programme, which, according to the
preacher, was that she should sleep
until then? But, then, the preacher had
said some queer and probably untrue
things, and his imformation about the
resurrection scheme might be unreliable. He Baid that damnation had been
the common lot of all who lived prior
to the coming of Christ, and that proposition did not commend itself to any fair-
minded man. How about Moses, and
David, and Elias, and Jonah, and Lot,
and lots more of the Biblical worthies?
Were they all damned? And the re-
! peated assurance that "the blood of
I Christ washeth away all sin" surely had
| not a leg to stand on, logically, nor was
1 admissible upon any hypothesis that
', would be creditablo to God.
Mr. Blodgett, it will be perceived, was
little, if any, better than a heathen, for
he had the audacity to reason about these
things���to which his attention was now.
for the first time, seriously drawn���instead of accepting everything by faith,
as the preacher said he should. His
cogitations, or Mrs. Hodson's strong tea,
made him nervous, so he knew there
waa no use in going to bed, and thought
he would like to smoke a cigar. He had
already started for his "study," the little den, which was the only place in all
that big house where Araminta had allowed him to burn tobacco, when he
suddenly remembered that there was
nobody now to object to his smoking
wherever he pleased, nobody to care
whether "the Bmell got into the curtains " or not. So he lighted the fragrant
roll and sat down again, with a sigh
that was not wholly regretful pain. It
did seem to him that there was a tremulous movement in the air as if of a
groan that was almost audible, but of
course that was only his nerves, he said
to himself, and he went on with his
musings and smoking.
When he had finished his cigar he
tossed its butt into the grate and went
to bed. Never before had he realized
how big that bed was. Its wideness
made him feel lonesome. After a time
he dropped into a doze, from which he
waked suddenly, with a violent start
and a thrill of horror. His arm was
thrown over something that lay beside
him, a tangible, bodily form, round and
cold. The fire had died down, and the
room was dark. He leaped out of bed,
lighted the gas and looked. The form
was still there. It was the spare pillow.
With a snort of disgust he said to himself:
"I wouldn't have been such a fool if
that old maid had not given me such
confoundedly strong tea and insisted
upon my taking two cups of it."
He felt that tt would be useless to try
again to sleep without taking something
to quiet his nerves, and remembered that
a little closet in his den contained a
soother which would be likely to meet
the emergency. Lighting a candle, he
went to get it, walking cautiously on
tip-toe, though if he had stopped to think
he would have remembered there was
now nobody asleep in that part of the
house. When he entered the den he
pulled down the wintlow blind, bolted
the door, and then opened a little closet
concealed in the wall. The medicine
was before him in a decanter bearing
the mysterious initials "S.Q.P." He
was just about pouring some of it
into a glass and taking it "straight,"
when the happy thought occurred to him
that it would be much more palatible,
perhaps even more enjoyable, with the
addition of hot water and sugar; also
that it might be more efficacious if sipped slowly, while he smoked a cigar before his bedroom fire. Well, why should
he not take it as he pleased? Araminta
could not put her veto on the proceedings now. With a newly born sense of
independence thrilling him, he' marched
back to his room, carrying the decanter
along, and walking upon his heels even
louder than was necessary.
Araminta was always lenient to her
own little weaknesses, first of which
was tea-drinking in her room at all
odd hours, and kept handy a very complete apparatus for brewing her frequent cups of cheer. In her silver kettle,
over the alcohol lamp, John boiled
some water; in her cut-glass bowl he
found lumps of loaf sugar; and when
he had compounded the medicine he
sniffed its fragrant steam with hearty
satisfaction. Then he lighted another
cigar, took a sip of the toddy and smiled.
Again fie fancied near him a faint atmospheric disturbance, suggestive of a
groan, audible only to the mind, rather
more distinct than before. But the
grateful warmth of the beverage spread
a glow of comfort through his frame;
he sipped again, smacking his lips; a
feeling of emancipation animated him
and he said:
"Let her groan. This suits me. But
if Flitters brings her back, as he has
promised, the way she will declare herself will be a lesson to the meek in spirit.
And how inuch more of that can I stand ?
Maybe it might prove a good deal easier
to start than to stop. Is it prudent to
turn Araminta loose on a congenial
theme when she is quiet? Is it kind to
her to disturb her? Doubtless she is, as
Flitters says, a stranger in the the Summer-land, but she is old enongh to take
care of herself, wherever she is, and will
find some way of getting into good so- |
cietv before long. Ten chances to one |
alio has run across Mrs. Danforth al-
ready, aud has advance points on all the j
coming Easter styles in robes and haloe.
What's the use of bringing her back to
be unhappy with the knowledge that I
am making myBelf comfortable?"
When at length Mr. Blodgett returned
to his bed, his nerves liad been effective- !
ly soothed and he slept sweetly, but his
last waking thought waB a doubt of the
advisability of calling Araminta back.
Among the letters laid by the widower's plate at breakfast, the next morning,
was one from an old and valued friend
in the West,  who   addressed him at
home instead of the store, because
kinder considerations than those impelled by a counting house atmosphere
were wanted for the sad news he had
to convey. Joe Brunton, the writer of
the letter, had failed in business through
a succession of misfortunes, which he
detailed at length, and the very considerable sum he owed to Mr. Blodgett
would probably be an entire loss, at
least until some time in the indefinite
future, when his run of ill-luck should
have changed. John Blodgett's fortune
was so ample that the loss of the money
was nothing of serious moment to him,
he know that Joe was a thoroughly
honest man, and hiB only feeling in
the matter was one of sincere sympathy;
but���what would Araminta say? So
deeply had he been engrossed in the
letter that for the moment he forgot
recent events of moment in his own
affairs. During thirty years Araminta
had never ceased viewing his letters
with suspicion, and claimed the right
to read all ^of them that came to the
house. Of course, she could not extend
her scrutiny to those he received at his
store���among whicli she figured to herself infinite possibilities of evil���but the
hope had, seemingly, never left her
that aome day she would surprise a
misdirected missive, one diverted by
fate to her hands, to reveal the double
life she was convincod all men led. And
if she had seen the unhappy bankrupt's
letter she would have said something
like this:
"So! You've been a fool again, and
have to suffer for it, of course. If you'd
hail common business flense you would
have known Joo Brunton was a swindler, using your friendship to client you.
Soft as you are, it's a wonder you are
not in the poorhouso already. It is only
a question of time when you will be.
But I give you fair warning, when you
have to make an assignment your creditors shall touch nothing of what I have
compelled you to put in my name. Ruin
yourself if you please, but yon shall not
ruin me. What's that you say? 'Joe
Brunton an unfortunate, but honest
man?' Oh, yea; bankrupts always claim
to be that. I've no patience with them.
���His family?' What have I got to do
with his family? Let him pay his
Mr. Bloduett knew just as well what
she would have said as if he were actually hearing her; so why bring her back
to say it? Bankruptcies doubtless would
not worry her "in the Summer-land,"
and if she were not called back she
would be spared the exasperation of
knowing that he had resolved to do what
lay in his power to set Joe Brunton on
his feet again.
When he started out to business, at
the very foot of his front steps he encountered Mrs. Poppetts. a charming
little widow who greeted him with unwonted cordiality, proportionate to her
deBire to sell him a couple of high-
priced tickets for a charity ball, of which
she was one of the lady managers. She
hail burst upon him so suddenly, while
liis mind was still full of Joe Brunton's
trouble, that his first instinctive thought
was one of alarm, for their meeting was
in full view from the parlor windows,
and Araminta���but. pshaw! What was
ho bothering himself about? Araminta
had definitely ceased interesting herself
in his bearing towards widows. By the
way, would it be prudent to call her back
that she might resume her guardianship.
Would he buy a couple? Yes, of
course, half a dozen; not for his own use
since a very recent sad bereavement
would preclude the possibility of his appearing at a ball for some time to come,
but so worthy an object should not suffer on that account. Then he had to
explain his bereavement to Mrs. Poppetts, who had not before heard of it���
or, at least, said she had not���and was
quite sympathetic, and perhaps just a
little more gracious in her manner.
That afternoon the collector of the
"Christian Zoological Mission and Cats'
Home" called as Mr. Blodgett's store to
get the check for which Araminta, as
one of her latest acta in life, had made
her husband responsible. He got it, of
course, but when he expressed the hope
that he might be permitted to substitute
the honored name of Mr. John Blodgett
instead of that of his sainted wife in the
list of patrons of that noble institution,
the old merchant said emphatically:
"No, sir. Inscribe upon jrour ledger,
under the entry of the check I have just
given you, 'vein worked out.' The money I can spare for charity hereafter will
go to relieve human misery, not to
breed cats."
He would never have dared to talk so
while Araminta was alive, even though
he had always been of that way of
thinking, and he knew it. Would it be
well to call Araminta back and revive
her excessive interest in cats?
His lawyer, whom he had sent for .on
some business, came in soon after the
"Cats' Home" collector departed, and
when the subject matter of his call had
been disposed of. Mr. Blodgett said:
"I have something else to conault you
about, Mr. Druminond; something on
which I want your advice. It is not a
legal matter, but it is your business to
supply advice, and I may say, without
meaning to flatter you, that yours is the
only advice I solicit. It is as a man
rather than as a lawyer that I want you
to consider what I am abont to lay before you."
"I do not think my advice is worth
much outside my profession," replied
Mr. Drummond smilingly. "At all
events it has no market value beyond
that limit; but the best I have to offer
is certainly at the service of my old
friond, and so, go ahead and state your
Thereupon Mr. Blodgett told all about
Mr. Flitters's idea of called Araminta
back from the Summer-land, his consent���already half-regretted ��� thereto,
and in conclusion said:
"And now I want you to tell me first,
whether you think it practicable to recall Araminta; second, if from your
point of view you would deem it right
to try to do so; third, if on general
principles you imagine it would be a
judicious thing."
"Replying categorically, I should say,
first, it is not practicable; second, the
attempt would be wrong and harmful
in proportion to its semblance of success;
third, since it is impracticable, its judiciousness is not a question for consideration. I do not doubt tho sincerity of
ninny who profess belief in return of the
di uinno.iea soul to earth-life, at the
BUJimons of a 'medium.' Thoy are
kind-hearted, emotional persons whose
affection is stronger than their reason.
Suffering under the cruel severance
death makes in earthly ties, their wishes
lead them to hope, and hope to belief,
that they may re-establish communication with their loved and. lost.     That in
the purposeful direction of their desire
and will does enable a certain breaking-
down of the barrier between the seen
and the unseen worlds is undeniable.
They unquestionably succeed in putting
themselves in communication with conscious and intelligent entities upon another plane of existence. But those entities are not, as they believe, the spirits
of the dead, but elemental beings who
fill the astral world about us. They are
incognizable to us under ordinary conditions, just as the electric fluid in the
charged Leyden jar is imperceptible to
our senses until we establish the proper
conditions for receiving its shock. The
medium's sensitive nervous organization and passive will are the wire that
brings about connection between humanity and the elemental forces in the
Leyden jar of the astral plane. Of course
I am speaking now of genuine 'mediums,'
not of the charlatans and clever tricksters who masquerade as such, and are
vastly in the majority, or of those who
are sitnplv hvpnotees unconsciously influenced by stronger wills and honestly
self-deluded as to their connection with
the unseen world.
"The character of the elemental is
colored by the human influences with
which they are brought in contact. The
astral element they inhabit is the treasury in which is stored the infallible
record of every thought, word, and
deed of humanity since mundane time
began, and tho character impressed by
such influence can scarcely be expected
to be angelic. In point of fact, the elements are���as a rule���cmining. treacherous, and malicious, truly 'evil spirits.'
From the ample knowledge at their
command they readily personate any
one called for from the imaginary 'Summer-land.' and delight in such masquerading. They may confine themselves to
demonstrating knowledge of the habits,
antecedents, interests, friends, etc., of
the dead, all. in short, that to the non-
analvtic mind would be ample proof of
identity short of visible manifestation;
or. where the medium's astral personality is susceptible of being drawn upon
for the purpose, may even materialize to
sight and touch. In no case, however,
is the 'angelic visitor from the Summer-
land' anvthing but a masquerading elemental, except in rare Instances where
there has been sudden and violent privation of mundane existence, or, perhaps, purposeful antagonism���at a certain moment���of an abnormally strong
will against the change of condition we
call death. Those exceptional cases
need not, however, be discussed now, as
they are apart from the present case."
"It does not seem to me. Drummond,
that I have ever heard those views put
forth in Christian teachings."
"No; they are theosophfe."
"Ohl Ah! Theosophy, eh? I read
an editorial about that in the Daily
Record the other day declaring there
was nothing in it. Did you see the article?"
"Yes. It was simply the hydrocephalic child of an incestuous connection between bigotry and ignorance. I have
seen many such. They are always written by men who do not know the first
principles of the philosophy they presume to condemn, and who deem it their
interest to pander to the hate Christianity cultivates in its devotees towards
all religion based upon reason rather
than faith."
"Well, what would you advise me to
do? Flitters is to bring around to-night
his medium, a Mrs. Husslewell."
"I have hoard of her. My impression
is that she is an honest woman, completely under the control of the elemental, and also very easily hypnotized. She is said to be an epileptic, and
probablv is, as epileptics mako the best
mediums.    I think I can help you."
Before the lawyer took his departure,
Mr. Blodgett's line of action had been
clearly laid out for him, and, his com-
bativeness having been awakened, he
was even easier to have "a round with
the suuimorianders." , On the way home
he bought a couple of canary birds, warranted loud singers. His wife had never
allowed any birds in the house, as their
Binging made her nervous, and he,
though he liked to hear them, did not
feel that it was worth while opposing
her. "But now," he said to himself, "I
can do as I please, and when I hear
their voices it will remind me she is not
around, for���Araminta's not going to
be called back."       ,
At so late an hour that Mr. Blodgett,
Miss Hodson and Mrs. Merwin had almost abandoned hope of their coming
Mr. Flitters arrived with Mrs. Husslewell and a couple of faithful followers���
a man nnd a woman���whose duty it was,
aB it subsequently appeared, to dolorously sing lugubrious aongs and hymns
for the invoking of the spirits. The
medium was a short, fat woman, who
walked wailillingly, and over whose
flabby tissues a pale, watery-looking
skin seemed to be stretched tightly.
Her manners were Bhy, and an expression of weariness, mingled with a little
anxiety, nppeared in her soft brown
eyes. A circle was formed under Mr.
Flitter's direction about a largo table in
the parlor, and Mr. Drummond, who
arrived at this juncture, was given a
place among the others. Lights wore
turned out, and the two singers struck
up a spiritualistic hymn tune so depressing that it needod nothing but an
accordion accompaniment to have been
too much for human endurance. MiBS
Hodson and Mr. Flitters made little
ineffective vocal clutches now and then
after the thread of saddening sound.
But tho Bpirits came around with an
alacrity betokening a liking for that
sort of thing. "Spirit hands" administered gentle taps and pinches; books
flew to the table from distant parts of
the room, and minute sparks of light appeared. A gruff-voiced spirit, saluting
the company with "How!' and announcing hiuiBelf as Do-ja nou-da-wa ha, or
some Buch name, said he waa onco
a big warrior, took scalps and loved firewater, but had loarned to like the palefaces, of whom he had met many in the
Summer-land. Then a spirit, speaking
in a female voice, talked sentimentally
of the sweetness and beauty of life in
the Summer-land, and, boing asked who
she was, replied that she was known on
earth as Elizabeth, daughter of King
Henry VIII. of England. Mr. Blodgett.
who was much astonished, wanted to
converse with her a little, but she was
shoved aside by a spirit who called himself "Sambo," chattered a nonsense in a
negro dialect, and laughed loudly,
"Yah! Yah! Yah I" After that the
spirits seemed to be fairly tumbling
over each other in their eagerness to be
heard, but none had anything particular to say when they successively got
the floor, and Mr. Blodgett observed
thai; whether by reason of the etiquette
among them, or from some other cause,
only one at a time spoke.
When the lights were turned on again
for a Drier intermission the medium appeared to he much exhausted and very
thirsty. Mr. Flitters was jubilant. Never,
he said, had he participated in a more
satisfactory seance, one in which the
conditions were more perfect or the results more overwhelmingly convincing.
Mr. Blodgett seemed Btunned. He had
never witnessed such things before.
and they astounded him. While the
medium rested Mr. Flitters and the
male vocalist extemporized a sort of
cabinet in one corner of the parlor by
draping a curtain across it between two
picture frames. Ou a chair in that seclusion Mrs. Husslewell seated herself.
One gas-jet was turned down to a point
and all other lights were extinguished.
The preparations were complete for the
main event of the evening, to which all
that had gone before was mere preliminary���the calling back of Araminta
from the Summer-land.
Again the singers grieved the sense of
hearing. Upon the cessation of their
lamentable wails ensued a long period
of profound and impressive silence.
"Oh! dear! I do feel bo nervous!"
exclaimed Miss Hodson, with a feeble
"'Sh!" said Mr. Flitters, in a low tono
of reproof, adding to the singers, "Another song, please."
Once more they smote with pain the
auditory nerves of the company, but ere
they had massacred more than the firs!
] verse of their song, the cruel invocation
i Beamed to have its effect, and they ceas-
! ed.
A patch of semi-luminous fog could bo
I soon gathering into the vague outlines
I of a  human form   near  the  curtain.
i Momentarily it gained in distinctness.
It become a tall, thin  woman, dinphau-
j ous, but clear and steadily increasing in
| solidity.    A veil   seemed   to cover Us
face until all the figure was plainly per
ceptible.   Then the veil instantly molted
away and the features were revealed .
thoBeof Araminta Blodgett, beyond pos-
sibility. of question.    The five persons
present who had known her in life recognized her perfectly,as their affrighted
exclamations, unconsciously uttered, attested.   Mr. Blodgett trembled with excitement as if he bad an ague, and lie
was unaware of Mr. Drummond's clutch
upon his arm   until  that  cool-headed
friend gave him a violent shake which
recalled his self-control and reason.
"Do you not know me, John?" stole
from the lips of the Presence in a taint
but penetrating whisper, that seemed to
chill the blood of those who heard it.
But John was under orders now, combining all his will force with that of
his friend in a determined effort for
domination over the masquerading entity presenting itself in the dead woman's
' 'I will tell you when I see you better,"
he replied.
Manifestly conscious of the pressure
their combined will was bringing to
bear, the Presence sought to esuat e by
vanishing, but they wero strong enougn
to prevent its doing bo. to hold ii in tin)
phrase of materiality it had as-minted
until it should be conquered aud compelled to revelation. Again and tgaiii
it laded in part, and each time returned
to sight as clearly as before, but 1.1 each
return it underwent, a change. Grad-
ually its height diminished and its bulk
increased; its thin, strongly-marked
features filled out and changed, until at
length it stood plainly revealed, the
astral form of the medium, alterri only
from her ordinury fleshy personality iii
the expression of mingled terror ..nd
rage that replaced the accustomed weakness of her fat face.
Exclamations of astonishment and indignation burst from the lips of all who
witnessed the transformation, except tbe
two men who had compelled it, Even
Mr. Flitters, who, with ull his credulity,
was thoroughly honest, cried out, al
moat in agony:
"Oh! what Bham.tul *?"eit!"
"Stop!" commanded Mr. Drummond.
"Understand fully before you condemn."
Even as he spoke he tore down the
curtain, and Mr. Blodgett at the same
instant touching an electric button, tha
parlor was flooded with light, in which
the astral presence instantaneously vanished. But every one saw thut Mrs.
Husslewell's corporeality was innocet'T
of participation in tho trick. Sho v. its
sitting on the chair in a deep trance,
from which she passed immediately into
horrifying epileptic convulsions.
"What's the matter with you?" demanded Mr. Blodgett of hia friend, the
lawyer, drawing him aside, while the
others were lending what aid they could
to tho unfortunate medium. "You are
as pale as a ghost!"
"No wonder. I have juBt realized that
we took a terrible risk of killing that
wretched woman by driving away the
elemental who had her astral bodyi'.i
control, and leaving it to find its way
back by chance to its corporeal environ
ment���which you see it has not done
"Drummond, you bewilder and appal
me by theso hideous glimpses of gluts:impossibilities in a labyrinth of unknowable things. I shall meddle with them
no moro, for I assure you that, so far .-<������
I am concerned, there will be no more
attempts at calling Araminta buck."
Tattooing Yutmg New Zeolauders.
A New Zealand boy of 15 hits hia face
nearly covered with tattooing. The New
Zealanders tattoo the face uml bands, but
very rarely touch the body. Tin i;r
method of tattooing is peculiar and differs
from that of any other tropical country.
The work of tattooing is dono with n
sharply pointed instrument, which is
dipped first in a colorod fluid. The
point of the instrument is placed on the
lace und is driven into tho skin bv n
sharp blow from a piece of wood. This
ir repeated again and aguin until tli"
tattooing is dono. The process make;
the skin very soro and only a little can
bo done at a time. Tho New Zealand' r,
tattoo in rings. And the girla are oven
more gorgeously decorated than the
boys, Tattooing is nearly always don >
beforo the boys and girls have complete i
their growth, so that the colored pigment becomes firmly fixed in the texture
of tho Bkin,���Now York Ledger.
If you conW go liank to the forks of the mad,
Hack the long mi las you haveoarrlod your load,
Bros to tho place where yuu hud in dfciito,
I'.y this way nr tlint through your life to abide,
iiiick lo tin- sorrow, back to tho uuro.
Hack to the lilaco where the future was fair.
It you were there now, a decision to make,
O pilgrim of sorrow, which rood would you
Then after you'd traveled the other long track,
Suppose that again to tho forks you wont back;
After you found that Ita promises fair
Were out n delusion that led to a snare,
That the road that you first traveled with
sighs and unrest,
Though dreary and rough, was most graciously blest.
With balm for each braise and a eharm for
each ache,
O pilgrim ot sorrow, which road weald you
The Anarchists.
Paris, Dec. 12.���Augusta Vaillant. the
bomb-thrower has lost bis air of braggadocio and seems verv much depressed.
The  police  say that Vaillant  bas confessed that   he intended to throw the
bomb ao as to injure about 150 deputies,
particularly M. Caslmlr Perier, but that
he .was jostled in   tho act of   throwing
by a woman who jumped up beside him.
He did not, ho says, expect to kill any-
one.   A placard found on "the Arc de
Trlomphe  says  that  Vaillant will   be
avenged if the Bourgeois dare take his j
head.     It appears that Vaillant was not
In the free gallery, but In the adjoining I
one,  for which  M.   Angelles,   Radical
member for Corbell, to whom he applied
in tbo name of a supporter,  gave him a ;
ticket.    A semi-official   estimate places |
the   number  of  dangerous   persons in
Paris and vicinity at BOO. The press bill,
intended to suppress anarchistic prints, !
has been  passed   without a dissenting
voice,'and will be signed at once.
London, Dee. 14.���A socialist manifesto
signed  by tho secretary of the Social ]
Democratic Federation, has boen issued. .
lt says: "The average anarchist has a  _,     ,   r     ���    . .    . ,    ,, .      ,          ,
holy horror of organization in any shape. 1 O define what shall be deemed
We should well and carefully consider; a lawful fence within the
the effect that mad-brained bomb-throw-       . ,     .        r   ,      -p..      .
will have on Socialism.   There is but       boundaries Ol  the District.
Appleton, E.I., Dec. IS,���Andrew Carnegie on Wednesday made two propositions to Welcome Hyde of this city for
the purchase of his half interest in the
Pewahic iron mine of Dickinson county,
Michigan. One was to pay Hyde 88,-
000,000 in cash for his interest. The
other was to take tho 25 years' lease,
agreeing to take out 5,000,000 tons of
ore each year and pay a royalty of ten
cents a ton. Carnegie at present owns
half of the mine. Mr. Hyde will go to
Pittsburg next weok to finish the transaction. Tbe mine covers 820 acres in
Dickinson county, and includes some of
the old Vermillion mines, which were
purchased by Hyde a number of years
ago when the property was cheap. He
has held It ever since. The finest Bessemer ore shipped from the northwest
comes from this mine.
one opinion among the Socialists respecting the harmful nature of these explosions in every country. The anarchists wilfully deceive themselves when
tliey believe their case will be popularized by such deeds. It was a recognized
fact that there are certain tin.es when
assassination bv means of bombs was
the only weapon left to the causo of
progress. Bombs wero then UMid to
break down the power of an autocracy
which did not allow freedom of speech,
freedom of the press or freedom of meet-
lug. So great was tho reaction from
anarchial attempts thut people were disposed to aid the passing of unusual laws
which ordlnarilv they would light against
with tooth and nail. It is the duty of
the Socialists In Great Britain to see to It
that under tho guise of stamping out
anarchy, measures are not taken that
will infringe upon freedom of speech and
freedom of meeting."
London, Dec. 14.���In tho House of
Commons to-day Herbert Knatchbull
Hugossen, Independent Conservative
member for the northeast division of
Kent, asked the Government whether
anarchists expelled from France wero to
be allowed to come to England, If thoy
could not lawfully be prevented from
lauding under the present laws would
the Government bring iu a measure to
save the country from becoming a refuge for avowed advocates of assassination. Rt. Hon. Mr. Asquith, Home Secretary, replied that the existing laws did
not provide for the prevention of anarchists lauding in England. . He also said
that tbe Government were not prepared
to alter the laws.
London, Dec. 14.���Another of the al-
tnost.dally meetings of the unemployed
working-men of London was held on
Tower Hill yesterday. John Jewors, an
obscure person, made an address, in
whicli he said a secret society was being
formed. Ho warned the authorities that,
unless the demands uf the unemployed
were satisfied by Christmas, there would
be a reign ot terror iu London, the like
of which has never been heard of In the
annals of history. Deeds would bp done
which would have a greater effect and
cause a greater sacrifice of life that the
recent deaths in the French Chamber of
Deputies and the Lyceum Theatre at
Campbell & Doherty,
WESTMTIsrSTBIR,,    "B.   O.
The Cheapest & Largest Tailoring House
in the Province, employing at present
20 hands.
We mako men's suits from 81 to 815 cheaper-
than others, and yet make more money than "the ol*
time big profit," small business, slow coach Tailors..
spiked with six-lncli spiKi'S.iirnue men niiios
trunnolB. ur tho ton mil may bs oomposeu ��i
1x0 inch boards saourely nailed to sloe "I
posts within two Inches of top of posts,  the
False Witnessing.
Jackson, Mich., Dec. 13.���A year aud
a half ago William Repke made a confession that he together with August
Grossman, Henry Jacobs, Charles Foeg-
der and August���man, shot and killed
Robert Moltier, noar Alpena, 10 years
before. All those men were tried and
convicted on Kepke's testimony, and all
aro serving life sentences in the states
prison in this city. Uepke said yesterday: "On the day beforo I was arrested
forest fires burned up all I had saved in
17 years. I think I must have been
crazy. Thon I got drunk. Then I had
a row with Henry Banks, lie said to
me I was like a madman. I said, 'You
killed Moliter, and I will tell oil you.'
The deputy sheriff heard me and took
me betoro the prosecuting attorney. 1
told anything that came into my bead.
I thought when Grossman was tried he
would have witnesses to clear him, but
he was convicted. Then the others wero
convicted and 1 was sent here for life.
The -tory I now tell is the truth. I
tell it so that the others may somo time
get out. As God is my judge, none of
these men who arc hero are guilty. Mo
one is guilty but mo, and I swore falsely." There is little doubt that tho other
men will be granted a new trial on this
Both Religions Asiatic.
In their origin, Christianity and Islam
are both Asiatic, both Semitic, and Jerusalem is but a fow hundred miles from
Mecca. In regard to the number of
their adherents, both have steadily increased from the beginning to tho present day. Aftor 1900 years, Christianity
numbers 400,000,000 and Islam, after
1800 years, 200,000,000; but Mohamme-j
danism has been practically confined lo j
Asia and Africa, while Christianity ha*
been the religion of Europe and tlie new
world, aud politically it rules now over
the whole world except China and Turkey.
Mahoininedanlsm  has been  Identified
with a stationary civilization, and Christianity with a progressive one.     There
was a time, from the 8th century to the
1'IMi, when science and philosophy nourished al Bagdad and Cordova under Mos-
I loin rule, while darkness reigned In F.ur-
I ope.    But Kenan  has shown that this
1 brilliant period was neither Arabic nor
I Mohammedan In its spirit or origin, and,
i although bis   statements may admit or
some modification, it   is certain  that
however brilliant whilo It lasted, this
period liusoloft no trace in the Moslem
faith, unless it be. in the philosophical
basis of Mohammedan law, while Christianity has led tho way in the progress
of modern civilization. v
Botli of theso are positive religions.
Each claims to rest upon a divine revo-
lation which is. in its nature final and
unchangeable; yet tbo one is stationary
and tho other progressive. The one is
based an what it believes to bo divine
commands, and tho other upon dlvlno
principles���just tho difference that thero
Is between the law of Sinai and tho law
of love, the ton commandments and the
two. Tho ten aro specific and unchangeable; tho two admit of over new and
progressive application.���Tho Contemporary Review.
'I1IIK Reeve and Council of the District of
1   Ooquitlam In Ooanoll assembled ennuis
lis folloWB!
(l.) A wire fence to constitute n legal fence
must have a top rail und three wires. The
lop rail must not be less ihuu three inches
lu diameter at the small end,  and either
piked with six Insh spikes, or_one inch thick
posts must not bo less than "four inches
diameter at the small ond, aad bo sunk not
less lliiin two anil one half feet Into tbe
ground. The tones to !����� not less than four
feet nine Inches from the ground to the tup
of tile top rati. The posts to bo not over ton
feot apart, the lirst wire to be one foot from
tbe ground, tliu second two feet from tbo
ground, and the third wire half-way between
the second wire and thu top rail.
(3) Bar a board fence the posts shall be
four feet nine Indies long from the surface
of the ground, and sunk two and one-half
feet In the ground, and to be not moro than
ten feet apart; tho 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 Indies wide, and distribution of boards
to conform with the I'rov. Statutes regarding fences. The posts to bo not less than
four inches diameter.
(ii) For a picket fence tbe posts shall be
four feet high above the ground, sunk two
and one-hall feet into the ground, and not
more thin ten feet apart. The pickets must
not lie less than three-quarters ot an Inch
thick, and four feet nine Inches long from
the ground, and U, be either sunk six inches
into the ground or securely nailed to two
rails, one rail on top of post, and the other
ono foot from ground.
(4) A picket fence without posts shall consist of pickets of not less than threo Inches
in diameter at the small end, and sunk into
tbe ground not less than two feot, 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.
(5) All snuke or crooked fence* 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 bo 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 at the top
������nd, and driven or sunk in the ground not
less than nine Indies. The rider must not I e
less than three inches In diameter at tbe top
end, arid not more than twenty inches from
top rali, the worm to be laid for twelve foot
rails must not be over sixteen feot from first
corner to second corner.
(6) A doublo post fence straight must be
made with posts not bss than four feet nine
high, und sunk In the ground two feet six
Inches and securely fastened ut top of posts
either with slats nallod across or tied with
wire, and tbe rails are not to bo more than
six inches apart, and tour feet 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
bo securely spiked or trunneled with not less
than inch thick trunnels.
This By-Law shall take effect on the first
duy of January, 181)1.
This By-Law maybe cited astheCoqultliim
Fence By-Law, 1803.
Reconsidered and finally passod and the
seal of the Corporation attached this
LI..S.]   Eleventh day of November, lsiM.
Sometluig Inr --01 List
All  Wool   Business Suits 818.   Old price 825.
Irish Serge, heavy weight 820.     "     "    830 to 3R-
Fine Worsted Suits, 825 to 835.      "      "     835 to 45
All Wool Pants,        -       84.50. "     "    80.50
The fact is wo would like to have a look at the
man who soils 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 homo.
immense   slock  or  Heady Hade
Clothing for Men and Boys.
Samples and rules for self measurement sent on
Yon will Ond as in tne Curtis Block���tbe Store vita tne Granite Pillars.
O. M. C.
Tho above is a true copy of a By-Law
passsd by the Mulclpal Council of the District of Coiiulthim on the 11th day of Nov.,
A.n., 1803, and all persons aro hereby required
to take notice that anyone desirous of applying to have sucli By-Law >r any part thereof
(plashed, must make his application for that
purpose to the Supreme Court within one
month next alter tlie publication 01 tills
By-Law in the British Columbia Gazette,
or lie will be too Into to be heard iu that
bel"Uf- R. I). IRVINE. O.M.O.
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.
Corner Agnes and 6th Streets, Westminster.
P. O. Box 405.
Telephone 7-4.
they are selling
100 lb. Sacks Shorts, $1 25
100  lb.   Sacks    Bran,    1 15
90 lb. sacks rolled Oats, 3 60
10O lb. sacks of Wheat, 1 6o
5 lb.  Boxes of Tea,    1 1o
5o lb. mats China Rice,   1 85
Hungarian Flour, $4 70 per barrel
0 tins Tomatoes, $1 OO
11 tinslPease, $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
For Extra Choice  Fresh
and Prepared Meats
Opposite Reld & Cnrrlo'9 Foundry.
Don't forget the address:
Opposite C. P: R. Station, Columbia Sir.
D. L Y AL <fe CO.,
Books, Stationery, Fancy Goods,
Pianos,   Organs,   Music,   etc.
B.  O.
or ull kinds on luiiul.
A Call Solicited.
iia Street,
Tho Latest and CholceBt Patterns In Scotch
and English Tweeds, Etc., for fall and winter
Get Prices!
Oldest Business Premises in the City.
Clothing, Men's Furnishings,
Hats and Caps, Trunks and Valises
Try  a Pair  of $2.50 or $3.00 Pants.
A  Fine Assortment  of
Gentlemen's  Japanese  Smoking Jackets*
Corner Columbia and Mary streets, New Westminster. 8
An Inmine  Perspective Cnoqualad  In
Any    Other   City   In   the    World���Tfce
:   Champa Elysees, the liveliest Thoroagh-
I    fare In Parle���Wonderful Garden*.
There are not less than 128,000 trees
A  I,.,
rtlA^fc   LUi  i L.\Y.
in line within the walls of Paris, without including those which are found in
private gardens, so vast and numerous
in certain aristocratic quarters, nor those
of the public gardens. And note this
further fact that outside the public ways
there exists in this city, in the form of
parks, gardens and public squares, a total service of about 8,000 acre*.
Beside trees, there are plants and flowers throughout the town. When it is
time for Paris to take off her winter toilet and make her appearance in spring
attire, it takes nearly 500,000 flower
plants, distributed by hundreds of gardeners and their assistants. The total
number of plants often employed for the
toilet of this town at one timo is about
2,000,000. The nurspries which produce
them are situated in various parts of the
city. In tho Bois do Boulogne, near the
race course of Longchamp, are tho nursery grounds of trees with oaducous
leaves. At Auteuil, on tho road to the
village of Boulogne, in a sandy soil, excellent for their propagation, are placed
a collection of resinous trees, plants with
persistent leaves and heath mold plants.
On tho banks of the river Marne, at a
village called Petit Buy, the plane trees
that are planted along the boulevards
are cultivated, and finally, ont at Vin-
cennes, near the barrier and just beyond
the fortifications, a large assignment of
land is reserved for ornamental plants,
The central establishment is near La
Muette, ont at Passy. It is one of the
most considerable horticultural laboratories in the world, and has 80 conservatories.
In some of these Paris gardens there
are so many diversities of plants that 1
dare Dot attempt to enumerate them.
Without them, and the hundreds of
thousands of others in Paris, many persons wonld bend over their daily labor
and pass their lives without having had
any other spectacle before their eyes
than that of narrow streets or the sombre courtyard of tenement noose, workshop and factory.
I wish my readers could see Paris between the Louvre palace and the western end of the Bois de Boulogne, a distance of about five miles, sad full of
They begin with two pretty little garden spots in a narrow open space between these wings of the Louvre that
are occupied on one side by the ministry
of finances, on the other by the National
gallery. Then comes a short, bare space,
badly paved with great blocks of stone
and called the Place du Carouesel. Beyond ita small arch of triumph that Napoleon onco topped with booty from the
V utican begin the gardens of the Tuil-
Here there are orange trees in im-
gjenst .vooded tubs painted green, and
there is almost no grass at all. At its
beginning is a part of tlie Jardin den
Tnileries, which was only opened to the
public in 18BB, and it covers tlie ground
where once stood the palace. Thence,
seen through trees, through marble statutes and statuary of many kinds, an immense perspective slowly rises and gloriously terminates with the Arc do Tri-
oniphe. The details are ravishing, the
ensemblo is of unequaled grace and
rrandeur; no other city on earth can
mow its like. West of the Tnileries gar-
Sens is tho grand open space known us
the Place de la Concorde, and after Hint
comes the Champs Elysees, an elysian
field where wide belts of varied shrubs
ere encircled with choicest flowers,
where the grass spreads widely out here
and there, and where great clumps of
rhododendrons and lofty trees shroud
buildings that are occapied as cafe concerts, restaurants, dioramas, a circus
and the Palais de 1'Industrie.
The Champs Elysees was thus laid out
in 1800, Inn the work were so well done
that it looks as if they wore ahvays thus
established. This garden park of street
and public garden finishes at the Bond
point, a circular open space, whero several streets cross, aud where thoro are
fountains, beds of flowers and rich mansions. From the Bond point to the Place
de l'Etoile. or triumphal march, where
all is breadth, dignity and airiness, the
avenue of tho Champs Elysees is built
np with private residences, though here
and there a grocery, a carriuge storeroom or a drugsliop have crept in to mar
the aristocratic bearing of the loveliest
thoroughfare in Paris. On either aide of
the roadway stretches a row of trees,
and these, turning around the arch of
triumph, continue their way down the
Avenue du Bois de Boulogne, which
leads to the park of that name.
It is a thoroughfare that grandly
shows to what beauty avenue gardening
can bo brought.    It was mado entirely
through private land, half the expenses
being borne by the state on condition
that an iron railing of uniform dosign
was to bo constructed along the whole
length of the road; that a strip of about
60 feet in breadth be left for the gardens
between this railing and the main roud,
and, further, that no kind of trade or
manufacturing should be carried on in
any of the buildings adjoining. The total length of the Avenue du Bois do
Boulogne is 1,350 yards, and its width is
150. It consists of a central roadway
125 feet wide, of two asphalt sidewalks
eaoh 40 feet wide, of a "rotten row" for
horseback riders, of two long pieces of
garden with grass, shrubs, trees and
flowers and of two bordering roads in
front of the privato residences.
I cannot begin to tell you of all of the
beauties of trees and shrubs and plants
whicli Paris can boast of, much less can
I describe in full those other promenades
called the Bois de Vincennes, the garden
of the Buttes Chaumont, the Pare de
Montsouris, etc. In all, Paris possesses
6 parks, 44 squares and 87 gardens.���
Boston Herald. - '"      *"^
Bis  Rrse. Welcht.  Strength  and  Appeal*
anoe From an Expert',, Calculation.
"The average man" is a phrase frequently employed, but the conception of
which it is the symbol is apt to be extremely shadowy. It has remained for
Dr. Sargent of Cambridge to endow the
conception with concrete form. With
extraordinary industry he has applied
himself to measuring chests and necks
and hips by the thousands, and biceps
and calves by the tens of thousands. He
has calculated the strength, expressed
in foot pounds, of unnumbered forearms
and backs. The results of his labors consist of two nude figures modeled in clay.
The first figure is the average, or
"composite," of more than 5,000 Harvard
men at the age of 21. This type is 3 feet
8 inches in height. He weighs 138
pounds. He has a lung capacity of 240
inches. His breadth of shoulders is 17
inches. His girth of natural chest is 33.8
inches; of inflated chest 30.8. His stretch
of arms is 70.02 inches, which is 2.2
inches greater than his height. Thus
one idol after another is smashed with
the hammer of cold fact, for the rigid
law of ancient art was that the stretch
of arms should always exactly equal the
height. The girth of tho type's heud is
22.3 inches, of hi* hips 35.1 inches. The
strength of liis forearm is 110 pounds, and
of his back 308 pounds. Standing squarely, clean limbed, strong necked, ho looks
rather like a runner than u rower, but
tin ro is nothing sordid, nothing warped,
noiuing to indicate tho deterioration of
a civilization of too many wheels, the
BtUliting and abnormal, one sided development due to factory or city life.
In considering the other figure reluctant gallantry must give place to veracity, and it must be admitted that the
man ia the finer figure of the two. The
face of the average college girl, like that
of the other figure, is a "composite" one,
and the best that can be said ol it is that
it is depressingly solemn in expression.
The typo is 5 feet 6 inches tall. She
weighs 115 pounds. Her breadth of
shoulder is 17 inches. The girth of her
natural chest is 30.5 incheB. She can expand that about two inches. Her girth
uf hips is 85.4 inches. Hergirth of head is
21.5 inches. Her stretch of arms is 03.5
inches As the college girl is too sensible
to constrict her waist to any considerable
degree, ho she is wise enough to give her
feet plenty of freedom.
The type's foot is Oi inches long. Her
waist is 24 inches iu circumference. Her
legs are not well developed. Her girth
of calf is only I'H inches. In truth the
figure has more fragility than that of her
counterpart, without a corresponding
gain in grace.
It is when he finishes the results of
his observations as to temperament, however, that Dr. Sargent approaches most
closely to dangerous ground, for he declares that the typical college girl student is distinctly ncrvo-bilious. This
sooms like a maliciously devised scheme
ou tlie part of tbe doctor to forestall criticism from the girls.
The shrewd, scientific expert has
doubtless cono��lv"d the notion of putting i.nrir very criticisms in evidence to
prove his sweeping assertion. He will
scarcely succeed, however, in propitiating the ladies by the deprecatory remark that his lay figure is not that of an
80 or 00 per cent girl; that it represents
merely 50 per cent of their good points,
and is halfway from the best to the
worst.���Philadelphia Record.
Protecting- Vegetables In Winter.
It does not seem to be generally known
that light in the winter time is the chief
agent in the destruction of vegetables
otherwise hardy, aud especially light
planing brightly on the plant when
frozen. A cabbage or turnip that is exposed to the light rots readily, but will
keep perfectly sound if but slightly covered with earth. This principle should be
remembered when collecting vegetables
together in large masses for protection.
It is often customary to cover such
sets of vegetables with some light material, Biich as leaves, hay or st.aw, the
result of which generally is simply to
form a harbor for mice, whicli are much
moro destructive than tiie frost itself.
Water has, of course, to be excluded,
and if the vegetable plants aro set closely together and covered with boards to
keep out tbe rain, it is generally all that
is required, Water must be excluded,
or else rotting may result. For this purpose it is good practice to invert vegetables. The cabbage especially must receive this attention. Thoy are almost
always inverted when placed together
niuler boards or covers for protection,
aud. m fact, where no covering at ull is
used they will keep perfectly well when
inverted.��� Median's Monthly.
"Jim IIIII'h House."
Every visitor to St. Paul who has seen
tho big rod sandstono pile familiarly
known throughout the American Occident us "Jim Hill's house"���and statis-
i tics uro not at liiind to show the number
of St. PaulV visitors who have not seen
il��� will   be interested  in tiie bit of do-
u.iiHiic gossip thut 20 servants und one
hull i.iki"i pel' are needed tu keep each floor
of tiiouuoriuous dwelling in order. There
I Is a inujiUlilceUt .Minneapolis mansion
i Hint boasts, it is said. 17 servants and a
| i.oiisuki per, but this retinue, St. Paul is
I promt to prove, is for the entire estab-
I lie;,ment, while Mr. Mill's 21 are the
j equipment for his every floor.   Although
I of audi gigantic proportions, the Hill
': house is most beautiful as well, und its
sithution upon that stateliest of sites, St.
i Anthony's hill, makes it one of the choicest as well as one of the costliest dwellings in this country.���New York Times.
THKEE \jh\joh KjAhha.
Ixmdon's Queer Mixture of Dowry, Matrimony und Hebrew Philanthropy.
"Michael Harris and Nancy Jacobs
having polled the highest number of
votes were duly elected to receive a
dowry of ��25 and marriage fees, and a
vacancy was again declared for a couple."
So ran a paragraph in a Jewish paper
recently, and a reporter was fired with
an ambition to learn more about these
folks who give couples dowries, and
more about the conditions under which
such dowries are won. The benevolence,
it appeared, emanated from the Society
for Allowing Marriage Fees and a Portion to Young Men and Virtuous Girls
of the Jewish Faith, The president of
this society one would imagine would
be a patriarchal sage with grandchildren in Bcores about his Imees. But Mr.
A. Swaab, who is the head of the society, is a young man with a Blight black
mustache, a cleun shaven chin and certainly no grandchildren. When not
hymeneally occupied he iB engaged in his
business as a diamond merchant in Hat-
ton Garden.
"Tho society," he said, in reply to the
interviewer, "has been in existence nearly 50 years, and has done no small
amount of good. It was started among
u few friends in quite a small way, and a
dowry of ��10 only was all that could be
afforded at first. But ��10, if not exactly
a drop in the ocean, was not quite sufficient to answer the purpose in view, and
as the fund grow the dowry was increased
to ��25."
"Are the operations of the society confined to London?"
"No. They extend all over England.
The funds are recruited by subscriptions
of all amounts, from a penny a week upward, and by donations."
"It gives them a prior claim on the
dowry perhaps?"
"No, it doesn't. I will make that clear
in a moment. We assist about a dozen
couples every year, the dowries and marriage fees coming to over ��300. The object in giving the dowry is to enable the
young couples to start a little business
together. Before becoming candidates
for the dowry���toward which they need
not have subscribed a farthing���they
have to be possessed of all home necessaries and furniture, and the man has to
prove to the satisfaction of the committee that he is in a position to maintain
his wife."
"Only virtuous girls are to be befriended by the society, I gather from its title.
Does it not become rather a delicate matter to adjudicate upon the qualifications
of young lady applicants?"
"Every case is investigated by two
members of the committee, appointed
annnnily for that purpose. They make
tb*��r inquiries with proper tact und discretion, and they also investigate the
character of the man. Let us go through
ths ontiro procedure. Say a vacancy has
been declared, which means that we have
sufficient in hand to put another dowry
up for competition. We send out notices
to that effect aud supply forms of application. We get four, live, six, perhaps
a dozen couples contesting for the prize.
They all come before the committee in
couples, and are asked questions concerning the money they have saved, the
nature of the man's work, and so on.
Once, I suppose, I must have been pressing tho prospective bridegroom pretty
hard, for the young lady spoke up sorrowfully, 'Well, sir, you got married
once, and we want to tool' "
"Well, as soon as they have been admitted as candidates, what follows?"
"Wo give them a book of members,
and tell them to go and canvass lor votes,
the members possessing votes in proportion to the amount of their subscriptions."
"Have you yourself many votes?"
"Yes, I hold something like 80 votes."
"Then you are the target of plenty of
beseeching brown eyes and persuasive
"No, nothing ont of the way, because
as president 1 tako no part in choosing
the recipients of the dower."
"Can you give me a specific instance
of the good the society has done?"
"I can. und a striking one. I think.
There are three members of tho committee of tho society, now men of position
and well to do, who wero embarked upon lifo with dowries from the society."
���Pall Mall Gazette.
Lord Kxtnoutli's Pension.
Lord Exmouth lias commuted his perpetual pension of ��2,000 a year for the
lump sum of ��53,800, representing 20
years' purchase. The original recipient,
the famous udmirul, won a baronetcy
toward tho close of the last century by
the capture of a French frigate under
striking circumstances, obtaining a barony later, and for the bombardment of
Algiers and the destruction of its piratical trade a viscounty arid the pension in
question.���London Letter.
Marble Mado With Electricity.
The latest achievement of science is
the artificial production of marble from
pure calcium 'carbonate.
M. II. le Chalalier, a French chemist,
takes the calcium in the form of nn impalpable powder and compresses it in n
steel cylinder between two pistons with
a pressure of 2.000 pounds to the square
inch. While in this condition a platinum
spiral, previously imbedded in the powder, is heated by an electric current,
with tho result that the powder in the
neighborhood of the wire is rendered
crystalline and translucent.
Sections of the resulting substance
when examined underneath a microscope
exhibited tho characteristics of certain
specimen) of slightly mucled marble.
This remarkable work of t ho electric
current may provo tlie Stopping stone to
greater achievements iu the production
of artificial stono of all kinds.
Manifold Photography.
A simple method of photographing a
person in five different attitudes all at
once has been invented by u New Jersey
photographer, by means of whicli the
same picture gives fivo different views of
the sitter. This is accomplished by using
us a background two plane mirrors, forming between them an angle of 45 degrees,
and placing the person at the junction.
The usefulness of such pictures will not
be confined to ordinary life, ns they will
be most valuable in criminology und anthropology,���Exchange.
A Pointed Hint.
Dissatisfied Guest���Waiter, you don't
seem to know how to broil a steak at
this eating house. Let me give you a
pointer ���
Waiter (with some alacrity) ��� All
right, suh, only we usually calls 'em tips.
���Chicago Tribune.
One of Them Crashed to a Shapeless Mass
Between Iron Rollers���Another Whirled
Around on a Ilelt���Thrilling Experience
With ��� Log Jam.
"I never hear of persons narrowly escaping death or surviving extraordinary
injuries," said the New York representative of a big pulp mill company, "that
I do not think of some remarkable instances of the kind that have occurred at
one of our mills in the northern part of
this state. On one occasion a workman
named Wolf was engaged in cleaning a
machine used at a certain stago in the
process of pulp manufacture. The principal feature of this machine -..���as two
very heavy iron rollers���one above the
other. When in operation, the upper
roller was pressed closely down on the
lower one, and they revolved in opposite
directions. To clean these rollers the upper one was raised seven or eight inches,
the machine of course being at rest.
"Iu the courso of his work Wolf, who
was a young German, thrust liis head
and shoulders between the rollers to see
better to clean the lower roller. While
he was in that position some careless
person turned on tho water power. The
rollers started at once, and before the
alarm could be given and the water
turned off Wolf wus drawn clear through
between the rollers'and dropped on the
other side, as mucli like pnlp, so far as
appearances went, as anything could be.
I happened to be in that part of tho mill
at the time and saw the frightful mishap.
"I ran to where the limp form of tne
workman lay and dispatched a messenger at once for a doctor, merely as a
matter of form, however, for that anything could be done for the shapeless
mass of humanity never entered my
mind. It was impossible to lift the body.
We shuffled it on to a blanket aud carried it to the unfortunate man's home.
I noticed that, although there was not
the slightest evidence of consciousness.
Wolf was still breathing and that his
heart was beating. When the doctor
came, he declared that from the shoulders down there was positively not a
single whole bone left in Wolfs body.
He said there was not one chance in ten
thousand of the man living.
" 'It would take 10 doctors a week to
set his bones,' he said,
"He incased the body in plaster from
���he neck down, and when he came next
day was amazed to find that Wolf was
still alive and had regained consciousness. Wolf lay incased in plaster for
several weeks. His bones knit and grow
together again, but in such a way that
when he was able to get around he wus
covered with knobs and ridges an j queer
corners and angles from head to feet.
But he was alive. He was our night
watchman for 10 years after that and is
alive today.
"Another time a workman in a different part of the mill named Sanneraan
was caught in a big belt by a felt apron
he wore, and before the works cculd be
stopped he was whirled seven times
around the pulleys, striking the ceiling
with tremendous force each time. He
was taken up for dead. I examined him
beforo the doctor came, and there wasn't
even the siun of an abrasion or mark on
his body. Ten minutes later, when the
doctor cume, he was as black as coal all
over. There wasn't a spot on him that
was not discolored. The doctor examined tbe man carefully, and to his
amazement found thut there wus not a
bone broken anywhere about hiin. Hia
injuries were so slight that he was ut
work ugain within two duys. Yet he
had passed seven tinieB through a space
between the pulley and the beam not
over seven inches wide.
"Once the dam of one of our mills be-
camo so clogged with logs that they interfered with the water power. It was
necessary to release the jam or shut down
the mill. The work would necessarily
endanger the lives and limbs of nil who
engaged in it,and volume rs were ueked
for, handsome extra pay being offered.
Plenty of men were rca.ly to tuko the
risks, among them Pat O'Brien, an Irishman, 01 years old.    lie iu.-isled o:i being
one of the gang and joi I it against tin.
protest of i lie superuii 'intent.
"Thowork of releasing the logjam
went all right until the \:y log that held
tho main jam was to be removed. There
lay the danger. The key was removed,
and the men mado n wild rinsll to escape
the rush. They aU got out of the way bnl
four, among 1 hem the old Ir. Iiui.'ll;, Pill
O'Brien. These four were caught among
the logs and weut over the falls, a sheet
descent of 85 feet. Men and logs went
over together, and everybody supposed
that the men would be ground to atoms.
But n most astonishing thing happened,
In falling a number of logs fell on end
in a group, their upper ends toppling to
gether, forming an almost perfect tent, or
peaked hut, with the down si ream side
open. The men had escaped Injury, no;
only from the logs in the fall, but from
the tremendous plunge itself, ami it was
lis they lauded in the water below that the
tent of logs formed with them beneath
its shelter. This saved them from being
drowned by the water that plunged
down from the great height.
"There was constant danger of the
shelter of logs being forced from its
lodgment by the pressure of water. In
view of the hitter danger, when it came
to rescuing them, the threo young men
of the party urged old Pat O'Brien to be
hauled up first. He obstinutely refused
to be hauled up until his companions
hud been rescued, when he took his
chance und was landed safely above.
He had scarcely been lifted above the
shelter of the logs whenit gave way, and
the logs went crashing and thundering
ou down the stream. I have heard of
wonderful escupes of death, but never
anything so wonderful as that."���New
York Sun.,     .
The football cry of the Augusta (Ga.) |
college iB amusing:  "Hobble,  gobble,
razzle, dazzle, siss, boom, ah, Augusta,
Augusta,   Rahl rahl rah!"
Is coming and   H. H. LENNIE &  CO.  are  well
supplied with a Full line of Useful and Fancy
Articles suitable for
and at prices suitable to the times.
We have a beautiful line of Celluloid Photo Frames, ranging
in price from 25 cents to $1.50.
A Large assortment of Photo Albums in
Leather, Plush and Oak. Prices from
75c. to $6.
Collar and Cuff Boxes in Leather, Oak, Plush and Celluloid
Prices from 75c. to $3.50.
Work Boxes and Baskets from 25c. to $4
Dressing Cases in Oak, Plush, Leather and Oxidized from
$1.25 to $18.
Manicure Sets from $1 25 to $10.
Shaving Cases in Oak, Plush, Oxidized and Leather, at from
$1,50 to 6.50.
Sofa Pillows from 75c to $4 50.
Games in endless variety.
Dolls in every style from 5c to $5.
Tin Toys, Drums, Rocking Horses, Sleighs, Wagons, Dolls
Cradles and Carriages, etc. Rattles at 5c. 10c. and 25c.
Children's tea sets at 5c. up to two dollars.
Magic Lanterns and Printing Presses.
A fine variety of Children's story and picture Books from 5c
to $3.   Blocks���A. B. C, Picture and Building.
Dolls Trunks $1 and  f 50.
Violins. Banjos, Guitars, Accordeons, Harmonicas, Flutes and
everything in the Music Line.
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Splashers 23c. to $1.00.    Bureau covers from 30c, lo $1 25
Doilies 25 and 35 cents.     'Toilet Mats 25 to 75 cents.
Toilet Bags jjf, to Si 50.     Crochet Dinner Mats.
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Columbia  Street,  Westminster.


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