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Array V85
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Vol. I.
No. 24.
(.'ASH, Proprietor.
One Dollar per Year.
The subscription prico of this paper is
,   1 per annum.   The Pacific Canadian
VI EROHANT'S HOTEL, oorner of McNeely : ,. th��� ���_,��� ���. ������_ . ,. .    ,,     _ ... ,
.V    and  Columbia Streets.     Best   Wines !'s the only frl paper published 111   British
and Cigars kept constantly on hand.  .IAS. j Columbia,   and   is   certainly   tho     best
I paper published for tho money in any
of the western Provinces of Canada. A
newspaper is an educator, and no
family should be without one. The
Canadian is designed for a family papor,
and is always free of objectionable
matter. Every home should have it.
Only SI per year.
ROOM,  Oysters fresh daily.
....   ....         _    Allgame
in season. Open duy aud nigh'. Meals at
all hours. Flrst-olass ouslne. No Chinamen.
HARRY HUGHES. Proprietor.
UOTTO HOTEL.    This House has boen
thoroughly renovated and refurnished,
and the proprietor solicits a share of public
patronage.   MEALS. 35 cents.    While cooks.
U. It. SMALL. Proprietor.
riMIK TELE&RAPH HOTEL. Front stroet
jl    opposite to the Ferry Laiiding    *-*���-���'-
Ing but choicest of liquor.
Dhone IBB., P. O. Box 8D,
^^ Nol.li-
ul cigars Tele-
llOCIAN  liKOS..
I3I0K0FF HOUSE, corner Front and
h Begbie streets, Now Westminster. Firs!
Glass boirdand lodging. Host wines, lluuo
and cigars supplied at the bar.
SWANSON. Proprietors.
OCCIDENTAL HOTEL, comer Columbia
and Itegble Streets, New Westminster.
B.C. Hates for Hoard aud Lodging: Per
day, $1.1X1; per week. $.r>.!)0. The best of Win
Liquors and Cigars dispensed at the
3. C. GltAY, Proprietor.
DEPOT HOTEL, Columbia Street, New
Wostmlnstor, The best $1.00 a day house
in Canada. The rooms are superior, and the
Hotel is well adapted to the needs of rami lies,
to whom special rates aro given. Board by
the week at reduced rates. P. O. BILODEAU,
OTEL DOUGLAS, corner of Columbia
and MeKenzie Streets. New Westmlns-
Amorican and European plan.  Shaving
under the management of
ter.   America
parlor attached, u���uu.  v.���  _D	
D. Walker.   Restaurant open day and nigh
Sample room for commercials. A..I. TOLMIE,
Proprietor. Tolcphone 111.   P.O.Box224.
New Wostmlnstor.   This Is the popular
Hotel of the city.    Airy and well furnished
rooms. Cusine department carefully stiper-
- ���am.-*. ji.,i������ ,���Mna Kunolied  will
ali   the   luxuries of the      .
spread to order.   Late suppers provided at
snort notice.    Choice Wine     * ~   ~~J
Olgars in tlie sample room
Liquors and
Ai,heady a considerable numbor of
lisliing licenses have been taken out for
the season of '94.
Tiik lirst vessol of the season to load
with lumber is expected at the Brunette
mills in tbe courso of a few days.
At tho Council meeting on Monday
night, Messrs. (1. D. Brymner, T. .1.
Trapp and D. S. Curtis wero appointed
market commissioners for 1894.
FOR Sale or exchange for property in B. C.
One hundred acres of land in Mauilouliu
island���fit) acres cleared, balance good hard-
wood and Cedar. Four miles rrom county
town, 1 mile from school, good house, good
water. Title good. Adress, SUBBORIBBB.
Ollice Pad He Canadian.
Pnre Bred Berkshire
The undurstg-ned, breeder uf Pure Bred
Berkshire Swltio, bus always on bund pigs of
all ages, which will be sold at reasonable
prices.   Apply to
Cloverdale, B.O.
85 MeKenzie street, New Westminster,
Clothes Cleaned, Repaired, Died.
Ladies' Drosses, Gents' Suits and Overcoats
Cleaned, Dyed and Pressed Equal to new,
Gents' Clothes neatly repaired. Velvets,
Plush, Silks, Feathers or Gloves cleaned or
dyed. Sunshades, Black Silk Umbrellas,
Blankots, Sheep-skin Hugs, beautifully
cleaned or renewed Tn color.
|3r   Rubber Coats  Dyed,   ^tH
SPECIALTY���Lace Curtains Cleaned or
Dyed in alt the Latest Shades.
Mainland Track and Dray
Drnyiug & Teaming Promptly
Attended to.
for T. Hembrough & Co.'
Tile and Pottery Works.
i Brlok,
Orders received for Ollley & Rogers' Coal.
Importer and Manufacturer of
Harness, Saddles, Etc.
547 Front St., New Westminster,
Wanted���a position us short-hand and
type writer. Lawyer's office preferred.
References furnished.    Apply,
A. It., cure Pacific Canadian.
The weather during the last few days
has boen very pleasant. Tho nights
have been slightly frosty and the days
bright and warm.
Tin; city police aro on tho warpath for
tramps, and the gentry of the road will
not find here a haven of rest. Tho
action of the polico will bo commended
by citizens generally.
The steamer Gladys on her up-river
trip Monday was blocked by ice at Mount
Lehman, and had to return to this port,
where she has laid up till warmer weather sets the river free.
The late frosty weather put a good
strong coating of ice on Burnaby lake, a
fact taken advantage of by many city
residents to enjoy the pleasurable and
healthful exercise of skating.
Chief Ackkiiman, of the fire bricrade,
returned on Thursday from San Francisco, where he had cono to attend the
animal meeting of thn Pacific Coast Fire
Chiefs' Association.
A social will be held at the residence
of Mrs. Capt. Baker, corner of 3rd avenue
nnd 3rd street, on Tuesday, Feb. 37.
Proceeds to go in aid of Olivet Baptist
The many friends of Mr. .las. Punch.
M.P.P., will be glad to learn that be has
about recovered from bis late Illness, and
is able to attend to his representative
duties again.
Tho Neum-Arlrertiser says some of the
Vancouver officials have to givo up
smoking cigars and tako to tho corn-cob.
on account of tho reduction in salaries
about-to come in force. Pretty hard
lines, demmit.
It is said that for somo timo past a
number of Indian fishermen have been
placing their nets clean across the mouth
of the Coquitlam river, barring it so
effectively that no tish can get up tbe
stream. This should bo looked to bv tbe
proper authorities. The people of Coquitlam Municipality feel verv much
Ox Sunday night about six Inches of
snow fell at Victoria and other points on
Vancouver Island. There was a heavy
wind at the time, which, with a keen
frost, made up a pretty fair representation of a "blizzard" on a small scale.
Hero thero was a high wind and the
thermometer showed twelve degrees of
frost, but thero was no snow.
Mn. John Pattekson, clarionet player
of the city band, had his right hand
amputated at the Royal Columbian Hospital on Monday. A conplo of years ago
lie hurt his hand by a fall, from which
disease of tho bone resulted, which
extended until it became necessary to
remove the hand to save tho arm. Much/
sympathy is expressed for Mr. Patterson
in his misfortune
Monday last being the anniversary of
Mrs. .1. II. Host's birthday, a number of
members and adherents of Olivet Baptist
Church organised a surprise party In the
form of a pound social. There woro a
large number present and a pleasant
evening spent. Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Best
were made tho richer by a large stock of
groceries, etc., as each person brought a
pound of something In the provision line.
On Monday ovening Mr. L. B. Lusby
was united lu marriage to Miss Maggie
A. Lennle, eldest daughter cf Rev. Robt.
Lennle of this city. The ceremony took
place at the home of the bride's parents,
in the presence of a large number of In-
vltod guests. Rov. Mr. honnle performed the ceremony, assisted by Revs. Dr.
Reld and Thos. Scoulnr. Amidst hearty
congratulations tho happy couple left
for Amherst, Nova Scotia, the homo of
Mr. Lusby's parents.
Wk observe by tho Netcs-Advertiser that
Messrs. Campbell & Dohorty, tho popular
merchant tailors of this city, am about
to open a shop in Vancouver under tho
management of Mr. Max. Huston. Gentlemen of the terminal city will find
Campbell & Doherty's establishment woll
worthy of their patronage. Tho members of the firm are obliging and enterprising and thorough In their work.
They are suro to build up an extensive
business In tho sister city, as thoy havo
Aiioitr 1.30 o'clock on Mondav afternoon the roof of the asylum was discovered to be on fire, resulting from a
spark from the chimney. The firo department responded promptly to the
alarm, and iu a very short time the
(lames were entirely extinguished with
no greater loss thun tho burning of a
small strip of the roof. Tho asylum
officials displayed good Judgment and
commendable self-possession in dealing
with the patients, who scarcely knew
there was any danger till It was ovor.
The Colonist says it is reported, on
what may be considered good authority,
that a very valuable find of coal has
been discovered some three miles back
of Sumas lake, and that a syndicate of
Scotch capitalists have a bond on some
of the surrounding property. It is well
known that some time ago coal indications were found In tho vicinity and a
number of Vancouver mon finally sent
an expert to mako somo examinations.
The vein was traced down the side of tho
mountain and on the expert's advico
somo sinking was done, which, it is said,
resulted ill disclosing a vein several feet
thick. Negotiations were then begun in
Montreal with tbe Sootch sydnicate, who
wero to send out their own experts and
if the find proved as valuable as supposed, put a million dollars into developing
the property, What is considered the
most valuable part of tho find is on tbe
Indian reserve, close to the mountain.
A diamond drill is to be used in thoroughly prospecting the ground.
We are informed that Mr. R. II. Kelly,
Reeve of Coquitlam, has about mado up
his mind to bo a candidate for Legislative honors at tho approaching elections.
He will stand for tho proposed new dls-
dlstrict of Dewdney, and his friends aro
satisfied he can carry tho riding. Mr.
Kelly, in tho office of Reeve, has displayed fine administrative qualities, and
undoubtedly he would mako an admirable representative in tho Houso of
Assembly. Being an old-timer, ho is
widely known, and he stands high in
public esteem. It would be hard to find
a better man to fill the position of Member for Dewdney, and Mr. Kelly's
chances of olection are certainly very
Wk have nothing new to put beforo
our readers this week in regard to tho
Delta railway and Fraser bridgo projects.
A delegation from the City Council went
over to Victoria on Wednesday to look
aftor bridgo interests, but up to this
writing it is not known hero what success thoy are meeting with. It has been
reported that the Victoria peoplo aro
manifesting some opposition to tho proposed railway, but it is difficult to credit
this, everything considered.
At a meeting of tho Police Commissioners held on Monday night after tho
adjournment of the Council, the investigation of accusations made against members of the polico force was completed.
The resignation of Constable Ho.x was
accepted, and his placo will not be filled.
All tho other members of the force wore
ro-engaged at reduced salaries. The
saving to the city will amount to about
91,500 a year.
The Cunningham Hardware Company
aro making a big crack in the prices of
goods in their line. See thoir now advertisement on 8th page.
Correspondence of Pacific Canadian.
The meeting of the Litorary and De- j
bating Society on tho 7th inst. was a
verv interesting one. The question of
debate was "Freetrade vs. Protection," j
A. Cameron loading as a free trader and
C. McKay as a protectionist. Tlie subject
was vigorously handled, and the result
was a victory for protection.
On Wednesday the 14th, the subject of
debate was: "Which is the most injurious
to society, tho spendthrift or tho miser?" i
Htirquc led for the spendthrift; Smeeton
for the miser. The miser was adjudged
to be the most harmful.
The subject for the 21st will be: Which
are the most wonderful, the works of
art or the works of Nature? ,1. Biggar
will lead for art and Win. McMenemy for
R. .1. Fleming is adding greatly to tho
extent of his clearing bv falling tho surrounding bush. If Rob holds down his
job he will soon have a ranch.
The settlers of Lochiel havo there-
claiming fovor at present Thoso on
Campbell creek Intend to open that
stream, with a view to reclaiming land,
floating timber, and to givo a channel
for tho salmon to escape from those traps
at Point Roberts that wo hoar so much
about. As soon as this is accomplished,
then look for canneries by the wholesale
In tho2J< MIIoBelt.
The settlers on the Prairie, too, are
hard at It reclaiming the land, and Intend to go extensively into farming and
All wo need now is tbe organisation of
a strong company to open the coal mine,
and this section of the Province will be in
higli feather.
Tho Government navvies in the Glenwood settlement aro doing great work
tearing out stumps, removing logs, and
such like. Thoso dofamers wo road of
would be in bad luck to meet the gang
when in working order.
Lochiel, Feb. 15, '94.
Wo do not hold ourselves responsible for the
opinions of correspondents.
Yesterday was a quiet day at tho market and the volume of business was
small, lieef appears to bestiffenlng.and
pork tends to a slight improvement on
the position of last woek. Frosh eggs are
scarce, and are quoted higher. Thero is
considerable inquiry for onions and cabbage but none offering. Potatoes hold
tho quotation of last week, but the market was apparently affected bv an item
that appeared in Thursday's Columbian
stating that best quality of Washington
potatoes were boing delivered at Victoria
for $15 per ton, and best quality hay at
89.25. Of courso If such was the case,
tho markot price here would necessarily
have to weaken. With a view to providing reliable information for the patrons of Westminster market, Mr. Lewis,
clerk of the market, telegraphed to the
market superintendent in Victoria for
current prico of potatoes, and in due
time the answer came back: "Potatoes
821 to $22 per ton." This would seem to
show that If Washington potatoes were
sold in Victoria for 815'they were either
a damaged lot or olso of vory inferior
quality. Following aro quotations
Poultry���None offering.
Butter, 50 to OO cents por roll. Fresh
eggs, 30 cents per doz., though a fow
sales were made at 27 cents wholesale.
The supply is weak.
Pork, whole, 7 to 8 cents; cuts, !) to 11
Beef, forequartors, r>}�� cts.; hindquarters, 7 conts: cuts, 7 to 11 cents.
Mutton, ��K conts by the carcaso; cuts,
8 to 12 cents.
Hay, $12 to $13 por ton.
Oats may bo quoted at $27 to $30 por
ton, with very few offering.   Wheat, 828
to $30.
Potatoes, 820 por ton. Turnips, 80;
mangolds, $7; whlto carrots, $0; red
carrots, $10 to $11; boots, ll/i cents
por lb.I cabbage, nono; parsnips, ij
cents por pound; onions, nono.
Apples, $1 to 81.25 por box.
Tho coronor's Inquiry Into the doath
of Elizabeth Roborts, of Plumper Pass,
was concluded on Monday boforo Dr.
Walkcm, district coronor, tho verdict
roturnod being "death from natural
causes." Tho only now ovldonco presented at all material to tho Issue wus In
the roport of tho public analyst, Mr.
Herbert Carmlchael. This stated that
only two symptoms of poison woro found
ou first examination of tho contents of
tho viscera, tho condition of tho liver
suggesting phosphorous poisoning and
the color of tho skin Indicating a possible
presence of arsenical drugs. An examination was first mado for traces of
either of these two poisons, but unsuccessfully: then all other poisons wero
carefully looked for but none found. Alcoholic poisoning would product) the
effects met with in the post mortem.
The C. P. R. surveyors aro now surveying the townsite of Three Forks, but tho
snow Is making their work very laborious.
To the Editor of Paeilie Canadian.
Sib,���Kindly permit me to reply to the
communication in your last issue, headed
"Hall's Prairie Again." Hefore proceeding, however, I would say for the Information of your correspondents, unless
thoy are men enough to sign their own
names to any future references to this
subject, I shall pay no further attention
to their scurrilous remarks, for I observe
this time I havo a now antagonist���that
the interested ones havo engaged someone
better qualified, if possible, than themselves to perform tho dirty work of tho
clique who aro at present assuming to
run the affairs of this portit n of Surrey,
Your correspondent says he cannot see
what right I had to interfere in the mat-
tor, &c. I havo the samo right that
anyone has to sympathise with thbse in
distress. I say for their information
that they did Mr. and Mrs. Bamford a
wrong iu censuring them, and learning
of tho fact thar thoy proposed leaving
the neighborhood on account of the adverse criticism and almost total lack of
sympathy manifested by the residents
towards them, and knowing personally
how gladly one will accept sympathy
when one is pressed down with tho burden of adverse circumstances, evon tho'
coming from one with whom thero had
been possibly some unpleasant dealings,
I wroto a note to Mr. and Mrs. Bamford
expressing my regrot at learning thoy
wore about to leavo aud sorrow for them
In their bereavement, trusting they
would reconsider their determination to
leave, and as wo had been on friendly
terms I trusted we should again be so.
They accootod my advances In the samo
spirit in which they were mado, and
when writing tho fow items for tho
Canadian the following week 1 simply
stated indisputable facts that thoso interested ones cannot deny with any semblance of truth.
Now, as to wiiat is said about my assuming tho position of dictator, litorary
talent, &c, 1 do not consider it worthy
of attention. As to remarks about verdict, your correspondent knows woll It
was not " Death from natural causes."
If I have written anything which was a
misrepresentation of the truth (whicli I
deny), then this is the most deliberate
misrepresentation of tho truth that over
camo undor my observation. Whon four
men, presumably In possession of their
senses, and sworn to render a vordlct in
accordance with tho ovidence, &c, then
sign tho document, and cannot remember one week aftor what tho verdict was,
I cannot but observe tho ignorance of the
parties Interested. I would also remind
them of the fact that It was In their
power to havo denied the truth of the
statement as published for at least six
woeks beforo my remarks appeared ; but
no, they could not agreo to what thoir
verdict was, and honco they could not
make a positive denial. I would also
say, that the statement that I was at
llazolmore, three-quarters of a mile
from tho scene of tho funeral, Is a most
unmitigated falsehood; and as to my
deceiving myself in regard to tho reasons
I havo for esteeming tho friendship of
Mr, Bamford: that gentleman desires
mo to give an unqualified ionlal to the
statement that be has ovor confessed or
said anything of tho kind,
In conclusion lot me say If tho anti-
frlendshlp parties possessed but a very
small amount of tho milk of human
klndnoss, and could be brought to see
that Hall's Prairie does not comprise the
whole world, and that in trying to misrepresent others thoy aro only Injuring
themselves, it would bo better for their
own peace of mind and for tho well-
being of the settlement at large. Further, if they would study tho Scripture
with a view to the Improvement of thoir
own moral standing, thoy would not bo
so keen to besmirch the character and
reputation of those who at least would
not suffer from a comparison.
Heniiv T. Thuift.
Council met. Present���The Reeve and
full board.
The minutes of last meeting were
adopted is read.
The communication from the Deputy
Attorney-General ro tho Agricultural
Society's grounds was received aud tho
Clerk Instructed to reply that tho Council respectfully urge upon the Provincial
Government the advisabilitv of amending
the "hand Act" so as to be able to give
the Council a deed of the said land as
the proposal in his communication places
the Council in no better position than it
was Doforo.
Mr. Henson's and Mr. J. li. Burr's requests to place culverts across roads wero
Mr. Watson's complaint about his road
was referred to tlie Road Committee.
The Council passed a resolution that
no verbal communication will be entertained at any meeting of tho Council.
The communication from Mr. A. Morrison, barrister, was received and filed.
The communication from Mr. II. Trim,
re contract on Wostham Island was referred to Coun. Guichon, with powor to
The Clerk was Instructed to forward a
copy of tho following resolutions to the
Hon. Thoodoro Davie, Premier: That
this Council urges upon tho Provincial
Government tho guaranteo of the intorest on the bonds of tho Delta, Now
Westminster & Eastern Railway in the
manner proposed to tho Premier and the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
at tho interview of tho deputation from
this Municipality on tho evening of
Thursday, the 8th inst., but that this
Council cannot hold out any inducements
of a guaranteo of tho interest of the
bonds of the abovo railway scheme, although the Council is of opinion that
free right-of-way could bo secured from
tho owners of lands interested, and that
tho road might bo exempted from taxation for a term of years from the date of
completion, and that actual construction
bo commenced within six mouths from
tho granting of tho chartor.
Tho report of the Reeve and Conn.
Arthur re Government grants to the
municipality was received.
The Council are calling for tendors for
supplying timber for Council purposes
for the current year.
The sum of $100 was appropriated on
the Henson-Parmitor road.
Tho Council then adjourned.
Port Kelts Uriel; Yard.
A representative of this paper was,
the other day, shown through tho brick
and pottery works of Messrs. Hembrough & Co. noar Port Kells, about
eight miles from this city. Tho works aro
very advantageously lucatod for shipping
purposes, boing on tho South bank of
tho Fraser river with tho Groat Northern railway Jalmost at the kiln door,
thus giving both water and rail facilities. The brick department is idle, of
courso, at tho present time, but tho hrm
have facilities for turning out an imonse
quantity when the season opens, and
will be able to promptly fiil all demands
that may bo made upon them. The clay
at this point is probably tho best in the
coast district for brick manufacture, and
as a consequence tho product turned out
by Hombrough & Co. is of superior quality, and is spoken of In highly favorable
terms by builders generally.
Tho pottery department is very complete and the three kilns are constantly
turning out all sorts of earthen wares.
Just now tho staff Is chiefly engaged in
the manufacture of water pipes, tiles,
etc. for which there is apparently ready
sales, as largo quantities are boing made
while the stock on hand does not materially increase. Of moro interest, how-
ovor, is tho fancy goods department, as it
might bo called. The man who supervises tho manufacture of theso wares is
certainly an artist in clay. Thero aro
flowerpots of beautiful pattern, lawn
urns of most graceful design and tasty
decoration, handsome earthen vasos,
first-rate statuettes, and quite a variety
of other tasty ornaments in ordinary potters clay and In liro-ciay. A large
quantity of the latter material is used
for the manufacture of firo bricks, stovo
backs, otc. Indeed Messrs. nembrough
& Co. display no lack of enterprise, and
with tho return of butter times aro in a
fair way to build up an extonsivo business.
Wm. Middler and Calvin Cavers, of
Mount Pleasant, who were on a hunting and trapping trip up to the headquarters of Pitt lake, left their large
boat, which had a cabin built in It, to
go a short distance looking for signs of
game. Tho had gono about half a mile
when thoy heard the roport of somo
cartridges, and, looking back, saw their
boat on firo. They hurriedly returned,
but before thoy got thoro about 20 pounds
of powdor and their cartridges exploded,
leaving nothing but tho shell of their
boat. Thoy lost two valuable hunting
dogs, which thoy loft In tho boat and
which wero riddled bv bullets from tho
cartridges. A good breech-loading gun,
all their provisions, boddlng, etc., were
destroyed, and thoy had not even a
match left with which to start a firo.
Thev fortunately found a logging camp,
whore thoy stayed until the weather
moderated, when thoy departed for homo,
arriving In Vancouveron Saturday night
aftor a 50-mile trip in a small boat. Their
loss is about $200.
Kaslo. Fob. 17.���Despite tho drop in
silver, everything goes ou as usual in
tho Slocan and all spoak hopefully of the
future. Cameron & McDonald havo contracted to rawhide and bring down 500
tons of ore from tho Grady group on
Four Milo creek to tho shore of Slocan
lako at Sllvortown.   Thoy aro now
Durham, Feb. 17.���Tho residence of
Sam Overfield, of this vicinity, wa*
burned last night. Overfield, after rescti--
ing liis children from danger, perished
in tho flames.
Winnipeg, Feb. 17.���The boiler of a-
grist mill at Marquette exploded last
night, completely demolishing tho mill
and instantly killing John Reid, who was
running the engine.
Goderich, Feb. 10.���Miss Sarah Gau-
ley, while leaning over a stove with it
lamp iu lier hand, spilled the oil on hor
dress, which took firo Sho was terribly
burned and died within a few Uours.hav-
ing inhaled the flames.
Halifax, Feb. 10.���Tho  Legislature of
Nova Scotia lias been dissolved and now
genoral elections ordered.    Tho nominal'
tlons aro March 8, polling on   March 15.
A plebiscite on tho question  of prohibition will be taken the samo day-
Ottawa,   Feb.  17.��� Michaol   Connolly
was here, to-day and saw  his brother in
jail.   Ho does   not  rely  on   Executive
action, but bollevos that forty Conservative mombors of Parliament will voto a
censure on tho Govornment for keeping
Thomas McGreevy and Nicholas   in pri-"
son, when Parliament meets.
Toronto, Feb. 17.���About 500 sober
able-bodied unemployed men marched in
procession to tho City Hall to-day and
requested Mayor Kennedy to Immediately
provido them with work. Many saioT-
their families wero starving and they
wanted to go to work and be paid for it
the samo night so that they could buy a
dinner for Sunday. Tho Board of Work*
met subsequently and authorized a
special expenditure of $5,000 to provide
immediato work for the unemployed.
Ottawa, Feb. 19.���The stables of Robert Stewart were destroyed by firo this
morning. Among the valuable trotting;
horses burned were Ansonio, Redmond,
Edmond, Grimonia, Remona, Ansonilla,
Lucy, Onion aud a two-yoar-old by An-
sonia���Factory Girl, the property of
Fred, and William Moore. Total loss,
Ottawa, Fob. 10.���It is learned that
the Dominion cabinet will tako up next
weok the petitions sent to tho Governor-
General in favor of tho roleaso of Connolly and Thomas McGreevy, now serv-^
ing a year's imprisonment for conspiracy
to defraud tho Government. Tho Premier, it is said, is preparing a report to
the tlovernor-in-Council ou the matter,
which will recommend pardon on the
grounds that both men have already
suffered sufficiently to satisfy justice.
Before a week Is over tho likelihood is
that Connolly and McGreevy will bo free
Ottawa, Feb. SOw-The Supremo courL
deeded today by three to two, that the
Roman Catholic minority havo no rightta
appeal to the Governor-ln-Council against
the provisions of tho Manitoba School
Act of 1800. The Chief Justice read a
judgment to tho effect that there Is no
right to appeal to tho Governor-General-
in-Council, and that all questions submitted should be answered In the negative. Judge Fournier was of a contrary
��Pin'��B- , To the third question, ���&.
the decision of the Judcial Commltt*
o the Privy Council in Barrett vs. Winnipeg, dispose of tho case as to rights acquired after the union?" he would answer in the negative, but to all tho rest
In the affirmative. Judge Taschernn...
doubted the jurisdiction of theTour, to--
entertain the reference, but would den��
the right to aupeal. Judge Gwynue was
of tho same opinion. Judge King was of-
tho opinion that there is a right of an
peal. It is expected that the minority
will ask permission to appeal to England.
Death of Mrs. Corbould.
The deatii of Mrs. Corbould!  wife of
Mr G. E. Corbould, M.P., which occurred on luesday morning, will be lamented throughout the Province.   The  del
ceased lady had loug suffered from heart
disease, which finally, after a lingering
illness, resulted In doath.    Great g,m-
paty is expressed for the afflicted husband and   the   seven children who are
left to mourn a mother's loss    Airs Cor
bould was 41 years of age,  and  held in
wide esteem    Tho funeral took placo on
Thursday   afternoon,   and   tho cortege
was an unusually large one.    Sorvicos
wero conducted In  Holy Trlnltv Cathedral, at which Bishop sVtoe Tfflota ed
the   pall-bearers   woro  Messrs    H     I
Gamble, Vancouvor; F. C. Gamble, Victoria; W. Moresby, C. G.  Major,  M   M
English, C.E Holt, A. G. Gamble an i
Capt. Jemmott.
On Wednesday morning a full meeting
of the Westminster Bar was held andon -
motion o Mr Leamy. seconded by Mr
horin tho following resolution was
passod: That the members of tho Westminster Bar, In mooting assembled ox-
press to Mr. Corbould their doooest ivm-
pathy with him and his famllyto tTlr
sad boroavemont."
It was olso decided to send a floral
wreath from the Bar, that tho law offices
be closed at 1 o'clock of tho day of the
h��erm 1* mar,k 0f rosP��ct- and that
the members of tho Bar attend in a
New York, Feb.  21.-Erastus Wiman--
has been arrested on a bench warrant
or forging notes on R. G. Dunn & Co
or $220 000    Wlinau was  b ought be!
h?TlUdgK MftrUne' a,ld committed to
the Toombs prison without ball.
Nanaimo,   Feb.   21.-I>0tor Bryer,   a
I��.th ��" f'.""er' Was <ll'0,v,,lcc, ln D'ver
Lake this aftornoon undor most painful
aKSSSSflft    T,'is af,ernoo�� "bo.it 3
thMai, w,'1 ?*?iB*? *M dikingaorosa
the lake when   the  Ico   gave way.    His
ting up tho necessary buildings for their ! Sf'tnotw ���P, naUJ,a(;t(!u . tho attontlon
outfit and making a trail.   A good raw-1 once ran to"^^^
hide trail has been made to the
initio and 100 tons of oro are
brought down to Throo Forks,
mine wns the lirst located In thn
and the ore is very rich.
Payne Ia
who at
__^^^^__    secured
_ plank and with it succeeded in get-
boinir | ting Nauman  out, but the latter had
hardly got nn to his feet when   the ico
gavo way underneath Bryer and ho dls-
| appeared from sight. @
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Farewell, dear body,    I have thrilled yoa
With all tho love that angels ever knew.
Sometimes with towering rage and mischief
That would drive Lucifer ont of paradisel
Sometimes with kindred spirits we havo met
In hitfh symposium that I can't forget,
[low can we part?   Alasl I cannot stay.
Uero ends tho long, sweet, sad, dolightful way.
I mourn for you.   I fowl Bensation creep
That would be tears, but spirits do not woop.
Mow have I bathed, protected, petted you,
With constant care your lightest wish to dol
What heavenly beauty I have known In you,
Those shapely limbs, with bright blood mantling through,
Tbe supreme air of heavenly forms above.
Bright image of our liod, whose name is lovol
The Master calleth mel   I must fulfill
My destined courso and meet his holy will.
All aching, full of love, dear form, I tell
The parting hour is some. Swoot clay, farewell!
Now I arise abovo tho days and hours,
But thou must rent among the hi rds and flowers,
���J. li. Wiggin ia Minneapolis Journal*
After all I am going to marry Lucile.
It Is more than a yoar since poor Rob-
sthon died, and���perhaps I am a donkey
co do it at my time of life, but she is unquestionably a charming woman. She
made him happy, and���I am afraid I am
i fool. I feel, howevor, as though "i
:>wed it almost to his memory, and something to her too. Yes, there is nn doubt
I owe her something in that line���and
yet, good heavens, I am not doing it on
that account. I love her desperately,
iown to tho ground.
"Dick," she said to me yesterday, looking straight at me with her wonderful
tilue eyes���"Dick, why do you p.i.k me���
"Better late than never," I answered.
Bhe began, "Five, giz years ago you"
-and stopped.
"I know. I waa a fool, Lucille. I
never once thought of it though. You
tee, the idea was foreign to me. I never
intended to marry."
"And now?"
"Witb yoar kind assistance I do intend to."
Ber question almost bowled me over.
[ gazed at the carpet, wondering how I
jould best put It to her. Presently I
looked up, and as our eyes met I blurted
out, "Because I love you, of course."
I did not mean to say that just then.
The truth is that the idea of "reparation" had got sole possession of my brain,
and how to express it graveled me.
Lucile laughed lightly. "That, Diok,
is a second thought, and not a bad one
for a man who in offering himself as a
husband.   Still, I want your first."
"I was thinking that, love apart, you
have a moral claim upon me."
A great wave of color rose and fell,
leaving her beautiful face pale as marble. "A claim���really? A moral olaim?
Why moral? Why not material? When
1 turn huckster, Dick, I will traffio only
for gold."
I saw what she meant. Love's gifts,
being no impoverishment of love, entail
no indebtedness upon the recipient. Love
is paid for its gift in the giving. This,
I thought, was a counsel of perfection
iind better suited to angels and angelic
loves than to men and women in an
earthly, highly conventional and British
"And that is why yoa wish to marry
me?" she added.
I felt that I was on thin ice. "No,
darling, it is not. I love yon. There's
uo harm in that, I hope?"
"No, not a bit. It is a very good reason.   Genuine, Dick?"
"Quite, on my honor."
"The honor of an English general-
more, of an English gentleman���more
still, of a well tried friend���that is good
enough for me. Here's my hand on it,
That was only yesterday. It seems 20
years ago. Poor Robethon���he knew
little. I do not think 1 was to blame.
I acted loyally enough by him. It was
like this, you see. Robethon and I wero
pretty closo friends. I spent ninch of
my time at my clubs, and til one or other
of them I was always coming across
Robethon. Tiie taste for chess was mutual and was tho ground of our first acquaintance. Wo wero about tho same
ugo���heading fast for .10. He was short
and stout; I was long and lean.
I had been all ovor tho world, while lie
had never been outside of Eugland,
Sometimes I fancied ho had nevor been
outside of London. If ho had, he wits
careful to conceal tho fact Wo woro
both bachelors. His chambers woro closo
to 8t. James street, mine to Piccadilly,
Wo never visited each other though. Ho
was partner in a well known linn of
bankers, but had not entered their placo
ot business for 120 years. He had read a
world beyond me and was a gentle,sym-
pallietic, clean soulod gentleman.
I wish 1 could say as much truthfully
of myself; uo false modesty should keep
uio from writing it down. Si ill Robethon cared for mo, and I am deuced
uire I cared for him. His reticence was
jharacteristio of tho man; it wus lii;o a
suit of steel armor covering liim from
head to foot. Sometimes 1 think it was,
fundamentally, shyness���not of the ordinary kind, of whicli I here was not a traco
ihout him, but deep spiritual shyness.
On tbo other hand, it might havo been
luo to an austere selectnessof spirit, a
sensitive, delicate pride of soul. Tho
clubmen held him in great esteem, iu a
manner wore proud of him, considered
him an authority on disputed points of
honor and tiio liko and accepted his
judgment with docility and reverence.
Ono day 1 met a lady on Pall Mall-���
tall, fair, straight as a dart and with ���!.
face that fell on mo liko a vision! ���,
turned and watched her, and while bo
doing slit' suddenly halted, turned around
and came toward me. I stood still. Jn'
passing she gavo me a momentary glance.
Ha, siie was very lovely!
A month or six weeks later there, was
a reception at a certain foreign embassy,
and I happened to bo present. It was
not my kind of thing at all, bntl chanced
to bo an old acquaintance of the embassador in question. There was a big
crowd, and dancing was in full swing.
Passing by the ballroom, I stood for a
moment to watch the dancers. Tho flrst
thing I saw was the lady of Pall Mall,
��loriously arrayed, waltzing with a German.
"Who is she?" I asked a man I knew.
"Which one? Oh, that divine symphony of color there, eh? That is Mrs.
"And who is Mrs. Trenchard?"
"Ho shook his head. "She's a widow;
that's all I know. She is in tho Bwim;
wonder you haven't met her before. I
have, half a dozen times; but I live np
to my principles, of which the first is,
Thou shalt not do���anything in this
widow line."
I left him grinning. I conld have
kicked him without any remorse. From
another man I gleaned that Trenchard
had been in the Indian political service
and had died suddenly. In certain lines
men are dolts and women creatures of
genius. A woman there, a dear old
dowager, told me in five minutes all I
wanted to know. Hor people were all
dead, she was a lady of birth and breeding, she had none too much money, she
was very popular and very correct, and���
would I liko an introduction? Fivo minutes later I made my first bow to the
divine symphony. She was gloriously
generous, gavo herself to me for lt) whole
minutes, and when I withdrew she murmured, with a graciousness that seemed
regal, "Perhaps we shall meet again;"
We did meet, again and again. Our
acquaintance ripened into friendshipand
finally into very closo intimacy. I saw
hor at least once every week. This went
on for three or four years. Between mo
and Robethon she was a forbidden subject I knew it would only pain him.
For the same reason I never once mentioned Robethon's name to her.
It was December. Robethon and I, as
usual, were lunching at the same table.
All at once he said, "I am married."
"Married!   God forbid!"
"I have been married a month."
"In that case it would be brutal not to
wish you joy."
Thank you. I think ? have found a
pearl of great price. I am living now in
Grovesnor Gardens. We are having a
few friends in tonight���a very few. Yon
will come, won't you? I want yon to
know my wife."
"With all the pleasure in the world.
But it is like a dream."
He laughed like a man on the right
side of the hedge as he said: "Yes, it's
like a dream���a beautiful dream. Come
as early as you can."
I think I felt a trifle hurt that such a
revolution in his domestic economy
should have occurred without his informing me of it, but I was none the less
curious to see the woman who made so
notable a capture. In theso days it is
tho men and not the women who are
captured. I waa very punctual. The
rest of the folks were of course late.
Robethon met me in the coatroom.
"Bagot." he said, "this is very good of
5'ou. I've been thinking I ought to have
told you sooner, but���I'll tell you how
it happened and all about it at the
"Meanwhile, Robethon, ono word.
Are you happy?"
"As a king." 	
"No secret regrets, eh?"
"Not the ghost of one. She ia perfect
Come, you must see her."
Arm in arm we entered the drawing
room. Sho was alone. I saw a vision
of amber colored silk and fluttering lace
and heard him say, "Lucile, tins is my
dear friend, General Bagot."
Then for the first time I saw her face.
It was my own fair lady of Pall Mall!
What she felt I do not know. "Good
God!" broko involuntarily from my lips,
and I had just sense enough to turn to
Robethon and tell him in an aside that
a sudden and awful twinge of gout had
seized me. Women, being born intriguers, aro nimble witted by nature
and acquirement When our eyes met
a second time, the lady was perfectly
self possessed and instinct-with sympathy over my dreadful gout.
The attack was soon over.
Tho dinner, I believe, was good and
tho company smart and lively peopln.
My anecdotes went off liko champagne
corks, and 1 fancy I created for myself a
leputation for brilliancy which, hap-
pily, I do not feel it my duty to live up
to. For myself, I do not know what I
said, did. ate, drank or thought. I was
in a maze. Later in tho evening I saw
her alone for five minutes,
"By all that's wonderful, Lucile, what
does it mean?" I asked.
"Just what you see. I am Mrs. Robethon," she answered, fluttering her fan.
"But���ho is my friond. Not forworld's
would .;"	
"No, it would be awkward."
"Awkward! Listen, Lucilo. Tho curtain being down, there are some plays
may never be revived."
Sho looked at me for some moments,
Then sho said: "That is true. If I had
thought only of myself, Dick, it would
havo been I and [gflt you who would havo
been tho first to say, 'The-o are some
plays may never bo revived.'"
"Forgive mel   I know it.    But"���-
"Not another word. Wo aro alike in
our thoughts of him. Wo will bo loyal
to him to the end. Still, wo are frien'Ss,
Dick, all the same."
And now my turn has como. Poor
Robethon has gone, and, after all, I am
going to marry Lucile, What an oilii
world it is!���Chicago Post.
I.i'.vpl Itiu Cuts Fund of tho Wator.
By some persons tho popularity of tho
fat iu Kgypt has boen attributed to the
fin t thai the animal was valuable in ridding hie im',ices of rats and mice und
ill.Sn hunting fowl. There are several
paintings in the P.ritish lnunemn, executed by ancient Egyptian artists, representing Egyptian sportsmen in boats
on the rivor Nile, accompanied by largo
cats, Bitting on their haunches in the
stern. Other pictures show tbe cats swimming with birds in their mouths after
the manner of retriever dogs. Those
pictures Irn'e greatly perplexed modern
naturalists because tiie cat of today has
a strong aversion to water, and it is difficult to reconcile such different traits
even after the lapse of thousands of
years.���St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
She stands all sweet and tremulous
Before our ravished sight,
In dainty garb, a vision fair
Of youth iiiul beauty blight.
A ribboned essay in her hand
She tii moling holds and reads
Ita bain rouoottons as to what
Humanity most needs.
She is so fair, so Bweet. so pure,
As we behold her there,
rThat who of us hears what she says.
Or who of us oan earo
If all her thoughts are all her own
Or taken from some book.
Or if her practical mamma.     '*
Has taught her how to cook?
���Somerville Journal.
Uncle Fred was simply a very nice
���'allow whose name was Frederick Bar-
rois. He was of a good disposition. That
could be read on his youthful face, such
a youthful face that on seeing the narrow red' ribbon in his buttonhole people
sometimes asked him for his Btory. And
he, to avoid the embarrassment felt in
speaking of one's self, answered somewhat maliciously:
"I was born 20 years ago, and since
then���nothing ever happoned to me."
But it was not so. It happened to him
that he had bravely won this red ribbon
which showed so advantagoously upon
liis breast. Having been sent to Tonquin
as a cavalry officer, ho had freed a battery of artillery which the enemies already believed in their possession.
Unfortunately it also happened to him
during the fight that he had received a
bullet in the side.
As he had been too recently appointed
lieutenant to be promoted to the rank of
captain, he received instead the cross of
the Legion of Honor, and this greatly
helped to heal his wound. Still, however well healed it might have been, he
remained very weak. He was sent home
to become stronger.
And this is how, for the lost fortnight,
he had been living in clover at the home
of his sister, Mme. Julia Dnchemin,
whose husband owned a glass works at
Boves, near Amiens.
Frederick was happy there, for he
loved his sister, and his sister loved him.
There was but one drawback to his hap-
pinesB. His brother-in-law, Jacques
Duchemin, had been obliged to leave on
the day following the young officer's arrival.
As a compensation there was between
the brother and the sister the latter's
daughter, a girl juBt over 5 years of age,
who appeared delighted with Uncle
Fred and with tho gold lace of his uniform, and for whose benefit Frederick
became a boy again.
All the acquaintances they had���but
with whom they sustained nlmost constant intercourse���were Mme. Bourgeois, a widow, and- her daughter Antoinette, a young girl of 18.
How pretty she was I Not so much in
regularity of feature, but in her simplicity, her natural grace, her personal
As for Mme. Bourgeois, she was kindness itself, but a jovial, indulgent, sensible, smiling kindness.
Mother and daughter were a charming
That is what our young man had ascertained at once, to his no small satisfaction. He found an attraction he had
never before experienced in meeting
these ladies. Were they late in coming?
Time seemed heavy to him. And if his
sister advised him to go for them off he
went at once.
lt was not far, it is true. Throe hundred yards from the glass works. Tlity
lived in a large villa, surrounded by a
line park, winch belonged to tho ybuuy
girl in her own right, without counting
other property which it was rumored
amounted to over a million.
But Frederick did uot care for that.
It was tho young girl's character which
attracted him.
One morning after breakfast Frederick was smoking a cigar in the garden
by his sister's side, in whose skirts the
little Martha was diligently curling her
doll's wig.
At tiio table they had spoken of Antoinette, ami now���now they still spoke
of lier. Then after a moment of silence
Frederick said, with a sigh;
"What a pity she is so iS h!"
"Why?" asked Julia, looking steadily
at her brother, with eyes full of anxiety.
"To woo a young girl you know to be
a millii ��� lire, whon besides your salary
you scarcely havo $3,1)00 a year, would
uot be acting liko a gentleman."
To her brother's surprise, Julia did
not answer.   She had turned her head
aside.    Ho put his hand on her shoulder,
I with a heavy heart, exclaiming;
"You are crying! What is the matter?
( What ails you?"
"Nothing!" sho rcpliod, with a smile
drowned in tears.
Tho young man kneeled before her,
and putting his arms around her said:
"Julia! Julia! 1 havo but you in tho
world. You havo somo sorrow. Oh, I
beg of you do not hide it from mc! Sis-
tor, dear little sister! You have no right
to conceal it from me."
Sho hesitated for a moment; then in a
low voice, iu accents choked with sobs,
sho whispered hor confideuoo. It was
simple and short.
A bank suspended payment. Through
thia thoy would lose a largo amount.
That is why Duchemin was traveling.
Alas, his letters announced nothinggoodl
But in tho meantime what is tho connection between this disaster and Frederick's lovo for Antoinette?
Ah, yes, yesl Becoming rich through
his wife, the lieutenant wouldhavo como
tu his brother-in-law's rescue.
Julia, moved to tears, was saying:
"And then Jacques is so kind, so diligent, so honest! If you only know, Fred,
how he loves your sister and what happiness sho owes hiin! Ah, ruin, privations���that is nothing! The hard part is
that a man like! Jacques should bear tho
undeserved stain of a kind of disgrace.
Will it over )<\r��anted to mo to console
him?" ^
In his turn tho' young man kept quiet
lowering his eyes, thinking of this mar-
ret go which might have saved his relatives.
But while lowering his eyes he saw his
rod ribbon, and it seemed to him he
heard an interior voice repeating the sentence he had just uttered, "It would not
bo acting liko a gentleman."
He also saw that Martha no longer
curled her flail's wig. Sitting on the
ground motionless and silent, tho child
was looking at her mother, who wept silently.   She wept���in silenco also.
"Julia," said the young man soberly,
"go, in my name, to ask for Mile. Bourgeois' hand."
"At last!" triumphantly exclaimed Antoinette's mother after Julia had formulated her request. Then calling her
daughter she added in the same joyful
tone: "Come���he has come to itl Answer, darling. Tell���tell how backward
we found him I"
A lovely smile, so chaste in its frankness, lit up the young girl's face and
without speaking she advanced toward
Mme. Duchemin with extended hands.
Then, kissing her:
"I am so happy," sho exclaimed
The very next day Frederick began
his "wooing," as it is called.
Yet what a strange thingl He, so outspoken till then���ao open und so gay���
was formal now, circumspect, stilted,
almost unpleasant. Goodby to intimate
"chatter," to all freedom 1 Ho chose his
words carefully.    No moro jokes nowl
At first Antoinette was disconcerted
by it, but surmounting her painful impression sho appeared happy enough for
two. She was the first to speak of their
plans, saying, as if inadvertently, "these
dear plans."
He still called her "mademoiselle,"
whilo she called him "Frederick." She
consulted him about the details of their
futuro home. What shade did he prefer for the curtains? And when they
were passing the glass works, stooping
to kiss Martha, sho prompted:
"Say 'Good morning, Aunt Fred.'"
��� * �� ��� �� i       #
Tho attorneys had taken the matter in
hand. Everything wae ready, for the
lieutenant had told his sister:
"Act for me. Have the settlements
drawn to suit yourBelf."
As for him, to all questions he answered:
"Yes.   All right   As yon please."
So much so that at last Julia took him
aside and said to him:
"Take care, Fred, Take can lest you
grieve this child."
"Grieve her!" ho repeated, startled.
"It would cause mo the most bitter remorse."
"Yet one would think yon do not love
"Not love her!" exclaimed the young
man. "I would be the most ungrateful
fellow. Oh, on the contrary, I love her
with all the power of my soul, of my
conscience and of my probity. Devoid
of feeling as I may appear, my heart is
all her own. I admire, and I adore her.
Ah, why is she not poor? You would
see���you would see then, Julia," he added, relapsing into his darker mood.
The eventful day was fixed. The bans
were to be published.
After dinner- the lieutenant accompanied the ladies homo, walking by their
side along the road. At the door they
bade one another goodby. After that
word had been spoken Antoinette remained at Frederick's side, very close to
him.   Sho appeared to await something.
He understood. And once more lowering his eyes ho saw the red ribbon lit
by the last rays of tho setting sun. And
as in an hallucination in the rustling of
the leaves he thought he heard again,
"It would not be acting like a gentleman."
Then, dazzled, he stepped back, and in
a choking voico said; "Listen! My heart
is bursting. Even if I unsettle everything, I must speak. I must tell you"	
What? Everything! He stated everything iudeed���tho situations, his scruples, his great sorrow.
Antoinette aud her mother sought to
interrupt him, repeating,"But���but"	
He did not listen. He went on to the
end. And thon only were they able to
finish their sentence:
"Bnt���wo know itl"
"What! Vou know that my sister and
hor husband aro threatened with"	
"Certainly, we know it," said the
widow. "And this is why we hurried the
conclusion, which will at last givo us tho
right to ward off tho misfortune they do
not deserve."
"And you, Antoinette?"
Somewhat confused, sho replied:
"I? Oh, I had but one fear���not to
please you!"���New York Commercial Advertiser.
Polly as a 1'nstor.
There was a parrot onco that belonged
to a clergyman.   Iu the circumstances
of that gentleman's household Polly nat-
urally became religious and learned several phrases of its muster's profession.
One day this irresponsible worshiper got,
nobody know how, into church while
service was going on.   As it was behav-
I ing itself nobody disturbed it, whero it
- Bat perched on a pew, for tho remedy
! might havo proved worso than tho evil.
As for evil, the parrot nover thought
I of it. At last the clergyman announced
I a hymn.
"Let us sing," said he, "the four hun-
! dred and iirst hymn."
But at this point it was found that
[ Polly was in another frame of devotion.
Immediately after the priest's announcement of the hymn it exhorted tho oou-
gregation contradictorily, "Let us pray."
; ���Boston Herald.
Slope of Hirers. 4
Generally speaking, the slope of rivers
flowing into tho Mississippi from theeast
is on an average about 3 inches per
mile. Those entering It from tho west
have an average descent of about 0 inches
per mile. The average descent per mile
of tho Missouri aftor it leaves tho mountains is reckoned at about a foot; the
Des Moines from its source to its conjunction with the Mississippi, 7.3 inches.
Tho entire length of the Ohio shows a
fall of oven 5 inches. The Mississippi
from the mouth of the Ohio to the gulf
has a fall ot but 2J inches,���Chicago
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Synopsis of Proceedings.
Thursday, February IS.
Tho Speaker took the chair at 2 p.m.
Mr. Martin presented a report from
the privato bills committee stating that
they had examined the bill to incorporate the Great Western Telecraph Company and reporting the same to the
Mr. Booth presented a report from the
railway committee, approving the bill
respecting tho British Columbia Southern
railway. M
The following bills wfie introduced and
read a first time:
To authorize certain dyking and drainage works in the dlsti let of New Westminster.���Mr. Eberts.
Respecting the Victoria electric lighting and railway company, limited.���Mr.
To alter the gauge of the Kaslo & Slocan railway.���Mr. Hunter,
Hon. Mr. Turner moved the House into
committee of supply, and proceeded to
deliver the annual budget speech. Ho
dealt with the finances of the Province
in his usual exhaustive manner, aud
made it clear that the revenues had been
judiciously expended, and that tin' financial position of the country was ono
upon which the people could bo congratulated. The. limited space of the
Canadian will not permit a report of
Mr. Turner's address, which covered very
thoroughly all the dotails of the subject
treated of.
Mr. Heaven replied from the Opposition standpoint and was still speaking
whon the debate was adjourned.
The Spoaker said he had a matter of
privilege) to mention -- the first, ho
thought, ho had ever raised in the House.
In the correspondence of the Columbian,
on the 13th February, he road:
"When the second reading of the
Labor bill was called, the Provincial
Secretary told the clerk to pass on to the
next Item, and then the Speaker was
cruel onough to enquire, after a short
interval, with a smile that was childlike
and bland, "What have you done with
your Labor bill?"
This Mr. Speaker declared to be an
entire error, as ho had not made any remark of the kind.
Hon. Col. Baker presented the annual
reports of tho official admistrators.
Hon. Mr. Davie presented the report
of J. Pieison, travelling government
auditor, and the correspondence connected therewith; a return of land registry
fees due and unpaid, and tho annual report of the superintendent of police.
Tho following bills wero introduced
and read a lirst time:
Relating to certain public works in the
township of Chllllwack.���Mr. Kitchen.
Respecting the Brunette Sawmill company.���Mr. Home.
To authorize the issue of a Crown grant
of the site of the town of Three Forks.���
Hon. Mr. Vernon.
The House adjourned at 8.05 p.m.
Fuiday. February 1(1.
Tho Speaker took the chair at 2 p.m.
Mr. Kitchen presented a petition from
Albert Nicholson and Frank Nicholson
against the Sumas dyking bill.
Hon. Mr. Davio introduced the redistribution bill, which was read a lirst
time, Mr. Davie then moving that it be
placed on the orders of the day for second
reading on Monday.
Hon. Mr. Davio moved tho adjournment of tho budget debate, as ho said ho
leared that if he were to proceed now,
sinco tho members had boen put in possession of this Important bill, he would
have a rather inattentive audience.
Motion agreed to.
The Houso adjourned at 5.20.
Monday, February 19.
The Speaker took tho chair at 2 p.m.
Mr. Cotton presented a petition against
the Consolidated electric railway and
light company bill.
Mr. Kitchen presented a petition from
residents of Chilliwack against the Sumas
dyking bill.
The petitions were read and received.
Mr. Booth presented a report from tho
railway committee, stating that the preamble of the Cariboo railway bill has
been proved and reporting the bill to the
The budget debate was resumed. Hon.
Mr. Davie spoke for two hours showing
up in the most lucid manner the falsity
and dishonesty of the Opposition criticism
of the speech of the Finance Minister.
The Hon. Premier opened by referring
to the miserable attacks upon his colleagues, Hon. Messrs. Pooley and Baker,
of which our readers have already beon
informed, lie referred to some of the
scandals, as the leader of the Opposition
called them, viz., the Pooley scandal,
the Baker scandal, and others of whicli
the gentlemen opposite are by their own
description the scandal mongers. He
could not pretend to say that ho would
deal with all the insinuations, but ho
would tako up as many as time would
permit. There was for Instance the question of travelling expenses. In treating
of the subject the leader of the Opposition had omitted to make roferonco to
thoso incurred by the Government of
which he was a member, much moro to
bring the figures down before the Houso.
In disclosing them now he (Mr. Davio)
did not wish to ralso any question of
Immorality or impropriety against anyone, for a Minister of the Crown must
be treated as an honorabl-3 man and not
required to give particulars for ovory
cont that ho spends while attending to
the public business, and when Mr. Heaven was in office he appeared to have
acted on the proper principle that a
Minister of the Crown whilo travelling
should maintain the dignity of his office.
The records, thon, showed that on tho
18th Of June, 1874, It was decided to bo
necessary that the Attorney-General in
Mr. Beaven's government should go to
England, and on the 15th of .lunehogave
a receipt for 82,500 and drew out that
amount for his travelling expenses as an
officer on duty, giving no particulars.
Later ou he drew on the treasury for
��500, and whon he came back ho drow,
supplementary to the two sums just
mentioned, 8510.90, making a total of
83,510.00, drawn simply for travelling
expenses, without any particulars whatever. The Opposition of that time had
not called for the vouchers or attempted
to make a scandal out of tho matter in
which there probably was no scandal,
though the amount of It was three times
that now called in question, and the
present leader of tlie Opposition, who
now holds up his bands in such holy
horror, had then not one word of complaint, showing that it is only the most
transparent political   hypocrisy   which
leads him to qmstiou the. smaller sum
after sanctioning the larger. (Applause.)
Tho gentlemen opposite paraded in large
typo in their organ in this city his own
(Mr. Davie's) travelling expenses,
amounting to 81,900 since he took the
office of Premier In July. 1892. While
he disliked to have to refer to his own
personal services he thought as a matter
of simple justice he ought to say a few
words as to 'he return made for this
money, but he would refer only to somo
of the more iinuorlant tasks upon which
he had been engaged when these expenses were incurred These were the
long and difficult prosecution at Nanaimo in connection with tlie Bawumore
case; the Toragnello murder trial at tho
��� same place on another occasion, long and
complicated cases engaging weeks, and
which uo reputable counsel could have
I been engaged to conduct Undor at least
SI,500; the trials in Cariboo,   in   Clinton
land at   Kamloops:   the   Mroebel   trial,
] lasting twelve days ai. West minster and
upwards of two weeks at Victoria, for
which counsel worthy   of   having such
I cases entrusted lo them could not have
been engaged under 83,000 or more, besides other important business in which
he could, if so disposed, have entrusted
the prosecution to outside counsel, the
cost to the Province being85,000or more,
; but for which he. (Mr. Davie) had drawn
81,900 only, for neeeessaiy travelling
expenses, to say nothing of two trips
across the continent ou important public
businesss. The plan adopted in bringing these so-called scandals before tho
House appeared to be to spring them at
a time when thoso against whom thev
aro levelled are by   the   rules  of debate
| prevented from replying Immediately���
on tbe principle that a Iii! will travel a
mile while truth is putting ou its boots,
and they make sure that their lies will
get a long start. He would deal now
with what has been called the Pooley
scandal, the subject mailer of which is
that Mr. Pooley, who holds the honorary
oflice of president of the council, without
salary, and is at tho samo timo a practising barrister with a large and important practice, had gone into court in a
case in which one of his clients, the E.
& N. railway, havo a dispute with the
Government. He would liko botore proceeding further in this matter to lay
down the broad principle, that it is the
privilege of any man who happens to be
a barrister, when called toller Majesty's
council, to retain his private practice,
for otherwise no lawyer whose services
were worth having could enter the Government. A littlo reflection would show
tho soundness of this principle, for If it
wero not to be acted upon what would
bo the, position of a barrister who had
given up his practice to become Attorney-General, if in a short time he found
that it did not suit him to remain iu that
position, or if the public decided for him
���at the polls or otherwise���that a
change in the oflice was desirable. It
would bo monstrous to expect that while
exposed to this contingency lie should
abandon his privato means of livelihood.
It might happen that the private interests of a membor of the Government
would come in conflict with those of the
Crown, and iu such a caso these private
rights must bo respected. Even the
Attorney-General might be iu duty bound
to appear for a private client against the
Crown. This, of courso, is a privilege
whicli should only be given to an honorable man, and should not be abused.
The New South Wales case cited by Mr.
Cotton was not a parallel one to that in
which Mr. Pooley had appeared to argue
a dry point of law involving no secrets
ot the Government,and iu whicli nothing
he could have learned in the executive
could bo of any advantage to him; but
on ti.o contrary that caso establishes tho
right iu the clearest way, but there it
was considered that the privilege, was
abused, for tlie Attorney-General and tho
Minister of Justice, presumably the only
two law officers of tho Government, both
took briefs against a department of tho
Government. The gentlemen opposite
did not seem to recognize tbe difference
between the use and abuse of such a
privilege. The caso of the President of
the Council was quite different. He
could not have appeared for the Crown
unless his services wero to be accepted
for nothing, for tho momont he accepted
a retainer ho would forfeit his seat, so
tho contention of the Opposition must be
that he must forfeit his right of appearing in the case, ono way or tho other.
Looking up the records for a precedent,
sinco this matter was last before tho
House, the very first caso ho camo across
was one in England���the Attorney-General vs. tho London & North VVestern
Railway Co. L.K. 6 O.B.D. In this
English suit in the courtof first instance
there was no official of the Government
on either side. Tho question was ono as
to duties payable to tlie Crown, tho point
iu dispute being whether duty should bo
paid on sleeping car tickets tho samo as
on ordinary tickets. Tlie exchequer
division gave judgment for the Crown,
and tho defendant having appealed the
solicitor-general, Sir Farrar llerschol appeared In tlie appeal  court against the
[Crown.    Though in England   the  sollol-
| tor-general and attorney-general aro not
members of the cabinet they are law
officers of the Crown, and it is their duty
to advise whether or not proceedings
should be brought. If there wero any
chance for the abuse of authority how
could it be more abused than by a solicitor-general appearing against his own
client, the Government, as he had dono
in tbe suit just mentioned. He had
noticed a case also whero tho solicitor-
general appeared for tho Crown and tho
attorney-general for tho other side. The
leader of tho Opposition might, however,
have given an instance which happenod
nearer homo, iu this Province, whilo that
hon. gentleman had a seat In tho House,
but to which ho took no exception, perhaps becauso he was not then associated
with tho senior member for Vancouver
and the membor for Westminster city.
This was tho case In which tho present
Mr. Justice McCreight���an adornment
to the bench of the Provlnco, appeared
as counsel for Dr. Trimble in his suit
against the Crown for five acres of land
at Ogden point.
lion. Mr. Beaven.���Everybody knows
Hon. Mr. Davie asked how It came
that if everybody knew this there was
nothing to be said against it, while it
was made to appear a grave   offonco in
I the President of tho Council to appear
for a regular client, whon ho draws no
j salary as a member of the Government
and could not appear for the Crown.
These precedents showed conclusively
that in Mr. Pooley's case no rulo of propriety had been transgressed. To turn
next to to the so-called Baker scandal, it
was surprising that tho gentlemen opposite could see   nothing   to condemn   in
their own course of appropriating private documents not intended for them,
but waiving that point it would bo seen
ou examination how little foundation
there is for the slander put in circulation. It was decided by the Lieutenant-
Govortioi'-in-C'jiincil that the Province
should be represented at the opening oT
the Imperial Institute, a determination
whicli, as it bad not met with a motion of
condemnation in the House, it must be
assumed meets with general approval.
The Government, therefore, chose as the
most, lining representative the Provincial
Secretary, a gentleman well known in
England, of a family known all over the
world, who could worthily represent the
Province, and having been despatched
on this missiuu his expenses were of
course paid oui of the public treasury.
It was absurd to contend that while in
England he should not have given any
attention to his private business, just as
it would be to say that Mr. Pooley should
abandon liis hiw practice, or that Mr.
Turner should retire Prom tlie position
whicli lie holds us a merchant. What
hud occurred appeared lo be that ho
placed himself iu tin1 bauds of his solicitors there, and iu making the sin lenient
of what lie had to sell appointed liis itiime
and official lltle&in full. If lie hud left
out his offices, this very fact would have
covered the whole affair with suspicion,
for business men would ask why tills
.lames Baker appeared to be anxious to
conceal his Identity���why if the business
lie was engaged iu was a straightforward one be should not disclose Ills
official titles. He had already shown
that the practice of ministers of the
Crown in England and in Canada and
elsewhere is to give their titles in full on
such occasion. The names of Sir Joseph
T'ruti'li, a former Lieutenant-Governor;
Sir Charles Euan Smith, and the Earl of
Denbigh, were a guarantee of what is
right and honorable. Their names
would nut be sullied with what is wrong.
The so-called "perversion of trust
moneys" was mado a matter of arraignment of the Government bv Mr. Beaven.
who quoted the funds in connection with
the Shuswap & Okanagan and the Nakusp & Slocan railways, the intestate
estates and tho suitors funds, and arrived at the conclusion that "thoso kind
of peoplo who found their way into tho
penitentiary might call this a surplus of
revenue, but ho could not think that the
members of tho legislature could bo made
to believe It." Now tho fallacy of this
reasoning, or what would be fallacy If
thero woro any sincerity in it, which
there is not, is that it treats tho Government as if it wore a municipality���bound
to keep each expenditure under its own
head. Under the statutes governing
these casos the Government is constituted
the banker of tlie funds, and required to
deal with them accordingly. It has to
make Interest'on them and so of course
must use them; and it was therefore impossible that thev be kept as separate
accounts and paid from time to time out
of these identical moneys. Until 1890
these suitors funds used to remain iu the
Government's hands without Interest.
Then was passed tbe "Suitors'fund act,"
requiring payment of every tiling into the
treasury, and section 9 provides that the
moneys shall bear interest, which tliey
cannot do unless tlie Government uses
them. It is a case of paying in and out
every day, so tlie idea of a special deposit,
which would involve money being kept
three mouths at least If to draw interest,
is out of question. Mr. Beaven's contention, if there was any sincerity in it
at all, would involve him in this that tho
money is to bear no interest. Though
at one time, beforo the "Suitors' fund
act," or "Intestate estates act," bad beeu
passed, when the Government had no
right to use the money, yet Mr. Boaveu
did use it, and at the elections of 1875 it
was a cry agaiiiat him���moroly as an
election cry. he was bound to say���that
he had "not only plundered tho living,
but robbed tho dead." The point, however, is that Mr. Beaven is now complaining because the Govornment has
dono by legislative authority what hedid
by no authority at all. So it is In tho
matter of railway funds, which it Is intended shall bo used by the Government
to givo it whatever advantage is thus derivable and to avoid to this extent the
necessity of making loans. Mr. Beaven
had next told tho House that he expects
that tho I.O.U.'s of ministers aro to be
found in the treasury, when he knows
that lu the exercise of tho privilege
accorded him he had ransacked everything there, and would bo the first to
discover any irregularities had they existed, and to havo reported ttem. This
insinuation is somewhat akin to tho
slime of his organ, which insinuates that
there aro other moneys besides salaries
and their travelling allowances which
ministers have received, but which are
covered up somewhere. Ho knows thero
can bo none, that the accounts aro an
open book there. While tho slime and
insinuations cast on thoso who are alive
carry their own condemnation, and, liko
a boomerang, rebound upon tho man who
would heap up such transparent slander,
thero are other slanders which call for
more sovere condemnation. Mr.
Beaven told the House that on ono occasion whon ho assumed offico as finance
minister he found in the treasury safe
"I.O.U.'s from the ministers of the Crown
down to tho messengers." The only
occasion to which he could have referred
was when he (Mr. Beaven) took oflice in
1878. Ho would like to ask if there was
any I.O.U. thoro from Mr. Vernon, now
a membor of tho Government.
Hon. Mr. Boaven shook his head.
Hon. Mr. Davio continued that tho
other members wore Messrs. Elliott,
Smltho and Ebenezer Brown, all of whom
had boon dead for yoars, but In thoir
lifetime such an accusation had nover
been made against them.
Hon. Mr. Beaven���It has boen discussed horo over and over again.
Hon. Mr. Davio said ho had boon in
the House sinco 1882, but had never
heard of such a thing. Ho wondered
that tho hon. gentleman was not afraid
now that the spirits of tho dead would
rise from their graves to denounce him a
perjurer. Even if theso men had chanced
to draw small sums against their salarlos
and had deposited their I.O.U.'s In acknowledgment, that fact would havo boon
no justification for the insinuation of
dishonesty mado against thom after their
death. It was a foul slander, and, why
did he not bring it against these men
when alivo? Thirty yoars ago it had
boon used against him, Mr. Beaven, as
an electioneering cry, that he had "robbed the dead"���but now lu the yoar of
grace 189-1, ho has really "Tobbed the.
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that remains of their treasured memory,
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At tho several public meetings throughout tho District addrossod bj lion. Premier Davio last fall, that gentleman
constantly stated that it was tho intention of tho Government to introduce an
absolutely fair redistribution bill at tho
sosslon of tho Legislature now in pro-
gross. Tho Opposition press affected to
doubt tho Government's good intentions
in that direction, and whenever occasion
offered hinted more or less broadly at a
���'gerrymander," tho moaning of which
term is, an unjust arrangement of political constituencies with tho purposo of
giving the ruling power undue advantage Since the term was coined, every
redistribution of seats in Canada,whether
Dominion or Provincial, has been denounced as a "gerrymander" by tho respective oppositions. It is so in British
Columbia to-day, and never was there so
little ground for the accusation. lion.
Mr. Davie's redistribution bill was presented to the Legislature last Friday,
and assuredly no political pledge was
ever better redeemed than that of the
Hon. Premier in the measure now bofore
tho House. It is not possible to conceive
of a more equitable distribution of the
representation of tho Province.
Knowing the stuff they are themselves
made of, it almost looks as though
the Opposition did really expect the
Ministry to bring down a gerrymander
bill, for they appear to be non-plussed
by the provisions of the bill introduced
on Friday. The Opposition newspapers
are worrying out tho puniest and weakest of argument in condemnation of tbe
measure, painfully struggling to And
fault where thoro is no fault. Of courso
thev all cry "gerrymander." That is
the parrot cry uttered by every opposition Journal at every redistribution of
seats from ono end of Canada to the
other during the last twenty years. The
Victoria Times, representing Mr.Beaven's
Opposition party, finds no fault with tho
arrangement of the seats, hut condemns
tbo method of compiling the voters'lists.
The Vancouver News-Advertiser, representing Mr. Cotton's Opposition party,
does not object to the equity of the redistribution, but professes dissatisfaction
on the same linos as the Times. The
Columbian of this city, representing Mr.
Brown's Opposition party (Mr. Brown
and Mr. Kitchen) naturally takes a perverse view of tho caso, and while finding
no fault with the method of listing voters,
alleges that the constituteueies are unfairly apportioned. The truth is, the
oroakers are In a dilemma. They are
anxious to oppose the bill, and oan lind
DO way of doing so tbat will be acceptable even to their own supporter*. Ever
since the lust election, the Inequality of
the representation has been hold up to
the people as tho chief ground of complaint against the ruling party. The
Government now proposes to abolish
that inequality, and the several Oppositions arc lo dismay. Thoir Standing
grievance Is about to depart for ever,
and the day is fast approaching when a
people equitably represented will have it
in thoir own bauds to choose their rulers
for the next four years. The Opposition
are not delighted at the prospect. Ai:
unjust redistribution would have suited
them much better, iiut dare thoy oppose
the measure now before tlie House? In
view of lliclr record, dare thoy oppose a
lair representation when offered to thom?
We will we shortly whether men who
pose as patriots are hypocrites or honest
men. It was justly contended that tint
population. Mainland was unfairly
represented.      lr,   Davie's .bill   rights
that. He grants what the Mainland
Opposition party askod for, and the
poople can judge whothor that party is
pleased or not.
Tlie hedging is in process. Mr.Cotton,
who represents the bruins of tin' Opposition, states in liis paper tbat the bill ta
bad becauso tlie re-arrangoment of seats
is coupled witli the provisions for compiling the voters' lists. That's a straw
that shows how the wind blows. The
objection is a poor ono, but perhaps any
ground of complaint Is better than none, i
In another column will be found a reprint of as much of tho redistribution
bill as wc had space for, including the
provision* for recording voters. Tho
tfcws-Atlnrt'o'er claims that the method
provided for compiling the lists by
a collector in each electoral district
appointed by the Government leaves
room for gross rascality. Under what
system, thon, would that journal havo
the lists compiled? Some one must be
placed iu a position of trust for this important work. There is not tho slightest
ground to imagine that the Government
seeks any unfair advantage. If thoy
did, this bill would not be before the
House as a Government measure. Then
It is a libel on human nature to suggest
that the average man is a scoundrel.
Some years ago, when the Dominion Government took into its own hands the
compiling of the Dominion voters' lists
by means of Revising Barristers appointed by tho Ministry, the Opposition
at Ottawa raised the same miserable objection as is raised now by the News-
Advertiser. But tho "proof of the pudding is in the eating of it," and the first
electors' lists under the new arrangement silenced forever the voico of the
croakers. Happily there aro few men
who betray positions of trust, and tho
News-Advertiser is needlessly anxious.
Then ihe Columbian. That journal was
discreetly non-committal in last Saturday's issue, but was sure there was a
gerrymander if It only could bo discovered. After Incubating until Wednesday
it brought forth, not an elephant, but a
mole���a poor, blind mole, dust think of
tho Columbian, the organ of succession,
letting looso its sympathies for the benighted electors of Vancouver Island.
There's charity���tho kind that doesn't
begin at home. There is just tho faintest
possibility that tho Island voters will bo
able I to judge of this redistribu-
tio/bill without any prompting from
our esteemed cotemporary. Mr. Davie's
bill is based on the population of tho
Provinco as shown by the last official
census. The white population of British
Columbia was then found to be 65,290.
There are 33 members of the Legislature, which gives one for every 2,000
white inhabitants, as near as may be.
Vancouver Island is credited with
27,997 whites, and is therefore, on the
basis of population, entitled to 14 members. The Mainland is creditod with
37,293 whites, and on the same basis is
entitled to 19 members. As between
Mainland and Island that is precisely
tho representation provided for by Mr.
Davie's bill. Could anything be fairer?
But tho Columbian says the total population of the Mainland is 01,407, and of the
Island, 36,767, therefore the Mainland
should have 20$ members and the Island 12g. This is what one would call a
hair-splitting argument. The total population, of course, includes Indians and
Chinamen. They are not electors, nor
do tho white people, wish them to be considered as such. It would bo absurd to
give them a place in the basis df representation, and no one knows that better
than the Columbian Itself. As well tako
a census of the ranchers' cattle, and
make thom a factor in the redistribution
bill. The claim would be just as good,
and by such means the Mainland might
be made to show up big. It happens,
though, that tho Mainland does not want
anything to which it is not justly entitled,
and the bill beforo the House gives full
measure. Our neighbor miscalculates
the public senso of fair play. Touching
the arrangement of tho constituencies
on the Mainland, the Columbian draws
attention to tho fact tbat tin extra member is given to West Kootenay and a
nioinber taken from Cariboo, If anything could demonstrate the just intentions of the Government it would be this
very fact. Hy taking away the third
member from Cariboo the Government
has deprived itself of an almost certain
supporter, and by giving another mem-
to West Kootenay it takes the risk of the
election of an opponent, for  the  mining
In his budget speech, Hon. J. H. Turner made the unexpected statement that
he was probably addressing the House
for the last time as Minister of Finance.
The implication, of course, is that lie
contemplates retiring from the Ministry.
This is to be regretted. From one end
of British Columbia to the other. Mr.
Turner is known and admired, alike by
friends and opponents, as a man of substantial ability and unquestioned integrity. A successful merchant, head
of one of the largest establishments In
the country, it is felt that he is abovo
the needs of office, and that he occupies
his place in the Ministry much more from
a sense of duty than from any motive of
Interest or ambition. While he lays no
claim to the gift of oratory, his public
utterances are at all times listened to
with respect and appreciation, and his
word is everywhere accepted as a bond.
In tho length and breadth of the Province, it would bo hard to find another
man so peculiarly fitted for tho offico he
holds. No doubt it is grievous to an
upright man to have his conduct adversely criticised; but tho little acrimonies of political life should not bo seriously
taken. Usually they are not meant to
be, and It is so in tliis case, for Hon, Mr.
Turner stands before tho pooplo of B.C.
to-day admittedly above reproach. II is
safe to say that the public earnestly
hope he will reconsider his intention of
withdrawing from the honorable ollice
ho holds.
only this country but tho continent of
America seemed threatened witli a still
more dreadful scourge, Asiatic cholera,
his (Mr. Davie's) colleagues thought it
proper to see that the best preventative
measures were taken, and hence Dr.
Davie's re-appointment from October,
1892, to December, 1893, when, the
danger being past, tho health officer
again ceased to hold ollice, at Dr. Davie's
own suggestion. He thought no one
would say that his appointment was not
in the best interests of the country, and
that the payment made was not insignificant in comparison with the good done.
To recapitulate the facts showed the
Opposition to bo "whited sepulchres."
They "strain at a gnat," but "swallow a
camel." They strain at a little act of
courtesy, such as the handing of a public
document, although hitherto unpublished to an opponent; they swallow a camel
In justifying an act of flagrant dishonesty, such as the appropriation of
private documents, i.e., the Cranbrook
prospectus, and his, Mr. Davie's, privato
documents at Cariboo and Chilliwack.
They strain at the moderate expense of
$1,000 for a minister's trip to England,
detailed, but they swallow a camel, in
the shape of a bill for three times tho
amount for a similar sorvice, without a
detail at all. They muntifacturo a gnat
In the shape of what at most would liavo
boen a trilling advance, during tlie month
to a public officer, account of his salary,
Tub Columbian gives currency to a
rumor, probably originated in its own
offico, tbat Premier Davie contemplates
opposing Mr. J. C. Brown in this city at
the approaching elections. There is, of
course no truth in the rumor. Our neighbor thinks such an event would bo
"regular 'nuts' for Mr. Brown." Before
the elections are over that gentleman
will find right here in Westminster a
nut so hard to crack that all his efforts
will be futile, and he will like to perish
for want of tbe accustomed milk of
popular esteem. Meantime the Premier
is not on a monkey hunt, but by common
report intends to seek larger gaino in the
city of Victoria, where there is a well-
Hedged biped, an "old hen" ostrich, that
will provide good sport and yield fine
feathers for the Government cap.
Mb. Kitchen's long-winded motion of
want of confidence in the Houso on Tuesday experienced much the same fate as
the wagon legislation of the member
from Chilliwack. That is to say it was
held iu coutompt. Not a response was
made to it, and on the Speaker putting
the question, the motion was lost by a
vote of 21 to 10. Mr. Grant voted with
the Government. Mr. Beaven was calculating on an elaborate speech, and wus
evidently much flurriod at the summary
defeat of the motion. Indeed, the position was a ludicrous one for tho Opposition, who, no doubt, felt the absurdity
of their situation.
ed to offer an amendment adding some
words to the resolution.
The Speaker pointed out that Mr.
Heaven having already spoken to tho motion could not now speak again or offer
an amendment.
Mr. Booth proceeded with the debate
on tbo main motion, and was followed by
Messrs. MeKenzie. Keith, Martin, Cotton, and Hon. Mr. Vernon, the last
Speaker moving the adjournment of the
Hon. Mr. Turner rose and remarked
that several hon. gentlemen on the other
side of tho House in the courso of their
speeches, requestod an explanation respecting the cost of conversion, and the
statemontjby Mr. Beavon, that the cost to
the province would exceed the vote on
the Parliament buildings. He asked
leave to explain the subject of the conversion of tho loan, which appeared to
have boen so much misunderstood.
Hon. Mr. Beaven objected thatsuchan
explanation Is not in order and should
not bo allowed, otherwise every member
who has boon misunderstood or misrepresented could claim the right to speak.
Hon. Mr. Turner said as it appeared
that the members opDosito did not desire
any explanation, It Would perhaps be
useless to force it upon thom.
Hon. Mr. Davie said although tho
leader of tho opposition apparently did
not wisli to havo this matter explained,
he held that on two grounds the minister
but they swallow a camel by making tho ! was quite in order in addressing the
occasion the subject of a hideous attack | house. lu tho first place he bad a right
upon the character of the dead Tboy to speak on the motion to adjourn the
strain at a gnat   In   the   using of  the | debate; and In tbo second place, tt being
Intestate Fund under legislative author
ity, whilst they swallow a camel by the
using of that same fund without any
authority at all, Whether legislative, or
otherwise. Truly thoy wero whited
Having thus dealt with the base and
hypocritical "scandals" of tho Opposition, Hon. Mr. Davio proceeded to discuss the budget at length. His arguments were clear and his presentment of
the able conduct of tho Provincial finances convincing.
Mr. Semlin followed for the Opposition, but did not mako any new points.
Mr. Hunter complimented the Minister of Finance on his budget speech and
continued to speak till six o'clock, when
ho moved tho adjournment of the debate,
which was agreed to.
Hon. Mr. Beaven askod when the papers about tho Nakusp & Slocan railway
would be brought down.
Hon. Mr. Davie said that tl.e papers
would be brought down in a day or two,
perhaps Friday, as the bill In reference
to that railway is nearly ready.
The Houso adjourned at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 20.
The Speaker took the chair at 2 p.m.
Mr. Martin, from tho private bills committee, reported the bill respecting the
Consolidated electric railway and lighting
company. r
Mr. Hunter resumed his speech on the
budget, and was followed by Messrs.
Sword, Hall, Milne, Pooley, Grant and
Kitchen. The latter announced that he
had an amendment to move, on which be
proposed to speak at considerable length,
and he then proceeded to move the
amendment. This recited the statements of alleged deficit already drawn
from tho public accounts reports; that
the Government had exceeded its rights
in the matter of special warrants; that
the balance sheet to tho Houso does not
correctly show the assets and liabilities;
that special trust funds' have been improperly used; and for all those reasons
declaring that the Government have
forfeited the confidence of tho House;
that only the supply required for tbe immediate necessities  of   the  country be
asserted and complained by the opposl
tion tbat lie had failed to make an explanation on the subject, ho had a right to
make it now. Mr. Heaven still objecting,
Hon. Mr. Davio said that tha Opposition
evidently wished the lie to get tho start,
their motto being, as he had said bofore,
that a lie will travel a mile whilst truth
is putting on its boots.
Mr. Beaven: Order! Order!
Tho Speaker ruled that he had declared
the motion to adjourn tho debate carried
and that tho  explanation   was   not   in
Mr. Kellie moved for leave to intro-
buce a bill respecting the incorporation
of tramway, telephone and telegraph
companies in West Kootonay district.
Hon. Mr. Beaven objected that this bill
should only be takon up in its regular
order, and tho objoctlon was sustained.
Tho house adjourned at 5 40 p.m.
The redistribution bill was presented
to the Legislature Friday afternoon, and
immediately circulated in printed form.
That the boundaries cf Now Westminster
and district may bo definitely understood
that portion of tbe bill is given in full
below. The main changes aro that the
constituencies of Alberni and the Islands
disappear, being mergod into those adjoining, that Cariboo loses one of its threo
representatives, and that Westminster
district, Vancouver city and West Kootenay each have one member more, the
total In the Houso thus being tho samo
as before. It will be noticed that certain
of the rural districts formerly returning
more than one member have been divided
into ridings, with one member for oach
of those new divisions:
An act for the redistribution of British
Columbia into electoral districts, and
for amending the law applicable to
elections to the Legislative Assembly,
and for other purposes in furtherance
of or consequent on the aforesaid
Continued   from   page
Her Majesty, by and with  tho advice
granted; and tbat no other measure than ! and consent of the Legislative Assembly
I the Redistribution Bill should be passed  of tho   Province  of   British  Columbia,
this from the "loader of the Opposition":
a charge he had never dared to make in
their lifetime, and which he, Mr.
Davie, would now tell him he beliovcd to
be deliberately false (Loud applause.)
Dr. Davie's appointment as Provincial
health officer had boen lately used for
political effect, because of the circumstance of liis being a relative of the
Premier. It had, however, been indisputably shown that that gentleman's
skilful and vigorous services   saved  the
before tbe prorogation of the Houso.
The amendment is an exceedingly
lengthy one, occupying two pages of
foolscap. When he had handed it in Mr.
Kitchen moved the adjournment of the
The House adjourned at 5.50 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 81.
The Speaker took tlie chair at 2 o'clock
Mr. Martin from tbe private bills committee, presented a report declaring that
the regulations hud been complied with
in respect to the Hall mines tramway,
the Victoria electric railway and light
company, the Brunette sawmill company,
country from a scourge with  whicli the ; and tho public works at Chllllwack bills.
towns of Nelson, Kaslo, etc., aro an ex- : Victoria lauded the appointment, and as
coedingly doubtful quantity in Provln- Uo its wisdom, and tbo effective manner
cial politics, the more so through being S" which tbo duHes wore carried out, the
' ...   , report of Chief Justice 8ir Matthew Beg-
composed almost entirely of new-comers,   ,)j(, an(, ()thor   members   ���f   the  )���,.,,lh
not acquainted with the current, of poll- commission was satisfactory proof, far
tlcal matters In this Province. ahead of the jaundiced,  prejudiced and
We advised our readers somo time ago I envious view taken by the leader of the
, . Opposition now that   the   danger   Is all
to watch the action of the Opposition overi within three months, when the
when tbo redistribution bill came up. scourge was over, the Provincial health
We repeat that caution, if Beaven, |officer, who was appointed for a tempor-
Cotton, Brown & Co.  vole against that
leader of the Opposition had shown him
self utterly unable tocopo, In his position
as Mayor of Victoria,   lt was when this
had become apparent that on the Oth of
July, 1892, the  medical men   at  their
meeting endorsed   the  proposal   that a
Provincial health officer should  be  ap-| Mr. Kitchen, who spoko  to liis  amend*-1 those hereinafter described
pointed.   Even the Opposition organ  in j ment offered at the previous sitting. Mr. I'" l'"' following sub-section
Mr. Booth presented a similar report
from tbe railway committee respecting
the bill to alter the gauge of the Kaslo
& Slo.'iin railway.
Tbe reports were received.
The budget debute   wus   resinned   by
enacts as follows:
1, This act may be cited as tho "Legislative electorates and elections act,1894,"
and shall bo read with and as forming
one act with the "Constitution act," the
"Provincial voters' act," and the Election regulation act," aud tho sovoral
amendments of the said acts not hereinafter repealed; and all provisions of tlie
said last-mentioned acts, or any of them,
which are inconsistent with tho express
provisions of this act are, for the purposes of this act, hereby superseded to
the extent of such inconsistency.
2. The Legislative Assembly of British
Columbia shall consist of thirty-three
members to be elected as hereinafter
provided, and for the purpose of returning such mombors there shall bo and
thero are hereby created and established
the following electoral districts, the
uamos and boundaries whereof shall bo
and defined
and which
Foster followed. districts shall   severally   return   to the
Alter a brief pause, and no one rising, j Assembly the number of members prelim Speaker called threo times, "Are you ' scribed by the said sub sections, that Is
ready for tho question?" and   rrfng   the
division bell.
Mr. Brown then rose and Innocently
enquired, "Did you ring the bell?" sitting down when the Speaker answered
In the affirmative.
lion. Mr. Heaven protested that when
a resolution of want of confidence   such
is that moved by Mr. Kitchen was  pre-
ury service only, resigned, being paid for | sented   the   govornmont   should   make
���   liis services SI.000. whicli no one  would i some reply,
measure they should  be   hooted   by all j S!ly WJls 110t of thn begt  earned ra0ll0y     Hon. Mr. Davio���What Is there  tore-
honest  men, as self-seeking politicians, I ever paid to a public servant. (Applause.)  ply to?
more anxious for thoir own advancement i Afterwards, a convention or medical men ]    lion. Mr. Beaven proceeded that lie wus
wus called at Ottawa to consider tho best I surprised that the Speaker hud closed
steps to be taken to prevent disease en the discussion without allowing tho gov-
cring the country, und In his (the Pre- eminent tho courtesy of an opportunity
mlor's) absence his colleagues came to j to rnoly.
the conclusion that tbe Province should
than for tho welfare, of the country.
i.'on  ior a
The Speaker���The   government   have
I be represented, and that the man to semi not complained  of  want,  of  courtesy.
\ there was Dr. Davie, who had so success-1 (Laughter and applause).
fully fought the   smallpox   and   badac-|     Hon. Mr. Heaven continued that he in-
I quired  valuable   experience.    He   ac-j dlvldually had intondod to  address  the
cordfngly   went,    leaving  his   private I house, but bud wuittd for the  oxplana-
practice for tho discharge   of   a   public i tion which the govornmont should make
duty, and for the time  necessarily occil-1 when a voto of censure wus offered,
The Speaker���What Is the  lion, member speaking to?
standing for such a mission, besides $300 !     lion. Mr. Heaven- -Well.  I   can hardly
travelling expenses.    Following on this | bring myself to believe that tbo discus-
... i u
inn SS. �� ''|,i<><1 received 61,000, which no one would
, say wus  too   much   to   a   physician   of
A party of Swedes who fished on the
Fraser last summer und went south nft ir
tho fishing "nason, arrived back from
Senltie ynstc. lav, and will tako out
licenses Immediately, Men of this class,
who only remain in the country while
the fishing season last, und then cross
the line to spend their money, should
In' obliged, in addition to proving citizen
ship, to produce a Provincial
tax receipt on making aprS
Tiie above is from   the   Columbian,   and
wo are glad that our cotemporary soos visit to Ottawa, though no doubt tho
ns wo do tho Injustice of permitting representations mado bv Dr. Milne whon
, i    ,, ,      ,   i here   and  the correspondence between
foreigners to como to tho Fraser In 'ho tl,n two governments und something to
lisliing season and compete with ourown i do with It, it wus decided that the new
lisbornjen In the  avocations  by whicli j quarantine station should bo established
at William head, lie did not think that | th
anyone would seriously question tho
account for this trip, but he might
compare it with u vouchor, No. S37S,
put in for a trip of one of Mr. Heaven's ministers who was at Ottawa
from December, 1879, to March. 1880,
and put in bis vouchor No. 5375, without an item of detail for .51.102 as "travelling expenses Ottawa and Montreal
and return." Some time after Dr.
Davie's trip to Ottawa, when the smallpox seemed likolv to break out again, ho
was once moro appointed temporarily
Provincial health officer, and when not
thoy gain their livelihood. It is not only
the real Britisli fishermen Unit suffer by
the looseness of the lishery regulations
111 this regard, but tbo whole community
loses by the withdrawal from the country
of money that should go into circulation
hero. The Britisli subject clause of the
regulations is a farce, and encourages
wholesale perjury, to which the authorities pav not the least attention, although
the fact is known to every officer o( the
law In the Province.
sion is closed.   (Laughter).
Tbo Speaker��� Tho discussion Is closed. I
lion. Mr. Tin nor observed that thisj
appeared to bo unfortunate, as the opposition were evidently desirous of saying something to clear themselves from
mess into which thoy appeared to
have got.    (.Applause).
After the motion had been put, Mr,
Grant rose to explain ills vote as he sale,
announcing that ho felt it his duty to.
vote for thi! governmeuton this occasion.
The amendment was lost on division
of 10 to 21.
Hon. Mr. Beaven then rose, asjhe suid,
to offer an addition to the main motion
that the house go into committeo of supply.
to say:
ll.) All thai tract   of land contained
within the following boundaries, viz.:
Commencing at tbo point of intersection of tlie 4'.ith parallel of latitude with
tho Straits of Georgia, being the southwest corner   of   section   3,   township 5,
New Westminster district;  thence due
oust along said parallel of latitude to tho
southeast corner of section   5,  township
, 28. New Westminster district! thenco due
north on a right line to its Intersection
; with   tlie   parallel    of   latitude   which
passes through tho centre of the town of
Lytton:    thence   due   west   along   suid
parallel of latitude  to  its Intersection
with the  eastern   boundary  of Comox
I electoral district and   down   tbe centre
1 Of the channel of Jervls Inlet, and Malas-
��� plnu Strait to a  point  midway  between
Scotch   Fir-Point   aud   llurdy   Island;
: tiience   southerly   to   u   point   in    inid-
cbannel of Malasplna Strait, opposite tho
southern extremity ol Toxada island:
, thenco southeasterly to tbe point of commencement, other than nnd except thoso
portions of tho said district next hereinafter defined ns "New Wostmlnstor city
electoral district'' and "Vancouver city
electoral district," respectively, shall constitute the electoral district Of West-
: minster, and shall bn divided Into four
] ridings, us follows, ouch of whioh shall
rot.n!���!! one member, viz.:
Delta,���Shall   comprise   ail,
| those lands contained within   the limits
of tiio municipalities of Delta, Burrey
and Langley, together witli tho  belt of
land   which   lies between   the. southern
boundary of the municipality of Langley [
i and the 49th   parallel   of   latitude,   and ;'
I also  including   Burnstnno   Island   and !
I McMillan Islands.
;    Hiding qf Chilliwack.���Shall comprise ull
I the land in  tho   Westminster  electoral |
i district which lies   to  tho south  of the
Eraser river and to the east of the west-
The Speaker���rhe hon. gentleman has ur���   boundary   of   the municipality  of
ready spoken. IMatsquI.
Hon. Mr. Heaven ��ald ho simply propos-1 aJHdnig of Dewdnei/Shnll comprise all
the laud situated within the electoral district of Westminster whicli lies to the
north of the Fraser river and to the oast
of the eastern boundary of tho municipality of Burnaby and of the oast shore
of the North Arm of Burrad Inlet, and
of a line drawn from the head of the said
North Arm of Burrard Inlet due north
to the northern boundary of Westminster electoral district, and including
all the islands In the Fraser river adjacent to said riding and not Included in
any other riding.
Riding of Richmond���Shall comprise all
the lands within tho electoral district of
Westminster which are not included in
any other riding.
(2.) That tract of land comprised within the municipal limits of tho city of
New Westminster, as defined below,
Commencing at a point on the right
bank of the North Arm of tho Faser
river, and in the centre of the street
which is the southwest boundary of
suburban block nine (9), as shown on
tho map of the suburban lots of New
Westminster city, British Columbia;
thenco northwestly along the centre of
tho street which forms tho wostorly
boundary of suburban blocks nine (9)
and twelve (12) to the contro of the
street which forms the northerly boundary of suburban lot twelve (12); thonce
in a northeasterly direction along the
centre of tbo street which forms tho
northerly boundary of suburban blocks
twelve (12), fourteen (14), and four (4),
and its production to its Intersection with
the Brunette river; thence in a southerly
direction following the right bank of the
Brunette river to a point whore the prolongation In a northerly direction of the
easterly boundary of suburban lot 7,
block 8, would intersect the said right
bank of tho Brunotto river; thenco in a
southerly direction along tho suid prolongation and the easterly boundary of
said lot 7, block 8, to the right bank of
tho Eraser river; thenco southerly along
a prolongation of said easterly boundary
of said lot 7, block 8, to a point being
350 feot oelow high wator mark; thenco
following a lino parallel to the shore line
of said right bank of Fraser river, and
being 350 feot below high water mark,
to a point 350 feet below high water
mark, and on the production southerly
of the centre of the street forming the
westerly boundary of suburban lots nine
(9) and twelve (12); thence in a northwesterly direction to place of beginning.
Also, all that other piece or tract of land
which may bo described as follows:���
Beginning at a point at which the west
line of lot 4. group 2, New Westminster
district, produced northerly intersects
the southern boundary of the city of
New Westminster, and thence southwardly along the said west lino of lot 4
produced, and the said west linn of lot 4,
thirty-three chains more or less, to a
point on the said west line of lot 4,
distant three chains from the southern
shore of the Fraser rivor; thence east-
wardly and at right angles to the said
west lino of lot 4 thirty chains, more or
less, to a point on the east line of lot 2,
group 2; thenco northwardly along the
said oast line of lot 2 to the southern
shore of the Fraser river; thonce west-
wardly along tho said shore of the Fraser
river to a post on the west line of said
lot 2; thence northwardly along the west
line of the said lot 2 and the west lino of
the said lot produced, thirty-throe chains
more or less, to intersection of the
southern boundary of the city of New
Westminster; thence westwardly along
the southern boundary of the city of
New Westminster to the place of beginning. Also, that portion of the easterly end of Lulu Island known and described as a Government reserve; also,
an island in the North arm of the Fraser
river, lying between Lulu Island and tho
cltv of New Westminster, known and
described us Poplar Island, shall constitute one electoral district, to be
designated "New Westminster city
electoral district," and return one member.
After two paragraphs defining terms
used, tho hill proceeds:
5. Forthwith on tlie passage of this
act the register of voters for the electoral
districts as existing before the passage
of this act shall be closed, and the Llen-
tenaut-Governor-in-Couneil shall appoint
a person to be collector for each electoral
district as hereinbefore created and defined, and it shull be tho duty of the new
collectors to bo appointed under this act;
in addition to tbe duties laid down iu the
"Provincial voters' act," or otherwise
required to be performed by law, to
mako up now registers of voters for the
sovoral districts for which they shall be
so appointed.
(1.) Whero the boundaries of any
newly-constltutod district are Identical
with those of tiny former district, the
collector for tlie former district shall,
until another appointment be made hy
tho Lleutenaut-Govoruor-in-Councll, be
the collector for the newly-constituted
(i. In making up such new registers
tlie collectors shall tako into account tho
closed registers, and as regards the
newly-constituted districts of Cariboo,
Casslar, Mast Kootenay, Vancouver Cltv,
New Westminster City, Nanainio City,
Victoria Cltv, Esqulmalt, and Comox, the
closed registers for the former districts
of Cariboo, Cassiar, Hast Kootenay. Vancouver City, New Westminster City,
j Nanalmo City, Victoria City, Esqulmalt
and Comox. and the applicants to vote,
and all books und papers belonging to
tlie ollice shull, as the case may be, bo
! delivered to or retained by the collectors
of the newly-constituted districts respectively, and as regards the newly-
| constituted district of Cowichan, the
closed register for the former district cf
: Cowichan, und the register for tlie former
! district of Alberni, und other books und
papors ns aforesaid, shull lie delivered
to and retained by the collector for the
newly-constltutod district of Cowichan.
'!���   Tlie   closed   registers,   unci   other
books and papers as aforosald, for the
former districts of Lillooet, Vale, Westminster, Victoria. Till! Islands. West,
, Kootonay and Nanalmo shall be delivered to or retained by such [collectors as
may be appointed by tho Lieutenant-
Governor in Council, who shall be designates! "distributing collectors." Thero
shall be six of such distributing collectors,
that is to say: Ono iu tlie town of Clinton, ono in tho town of Kamloops, one In
the town of Centroville, ono in either
North or South Victoria, ono In Nelson,
and one iu either North or South Nanaimo, and it shall be the duty of each
distributing collector, In conjunction
with tiio collector or collectors of the
new divisions of or extensions of the
former district In which he Is distribut- IS��I
ing collector, to scrutinize the closed
register applicable to the particular district, and in the first place todrou therefrom the names of all those persons
whom they cannot lind to be resident
within the limits to which the closed register applied, and any ono who appears
to be resident In anv other district in tho
Province shall be notified by the distributing collector to the collector of voters
in the newly constituted district where
the voter resides, and the collector of voters in such last-mentioned district, if satisfied that such voter is entitled to be enrolled in such district,
shall place his name upon the register.
The remaining names shall then be distributed by transferring the name of
each voter to the register of voters for
the newly-constituted district In which
he resides. The collectors shall deal
similarly with all applications to be
placed upon the registor of voters which
shall have been received beforo the coming Into force of this act from any person
entitled to be registered as a votor,
who shall not have been ontered upon
tho registor.
[Sections 8 and 9 provide for publishing the lists and applications for corrections,]
10. Each of the collectors of the newly-
constituted districts of Cariboo, Casslar,
Kast Kootenay, Vancouver City, New
Westminster City, Nanaimo City, Victoria
City, Esqulmalt und Comox shull forthwith, with the aid of persons,
scrutinize his register, and shall in the
lirst placo remove therefrom the names
of all persons who are shown to be resident in other electoral districts of tho
Province, and shall forthwith transmit
tho names of tho persons so removed to
the collector of voters of the district
whero they reside. The collector shall
then drop from the register the names of
all those persons particulars of whose
addresses are not given npon the voters'
lists, or who cannot find to bo resident
within his district whose names were, at
the time of the passing of this act, upon
the register of voters for any former
district, and also tho names of those persons who are entitled to have their
names placed on his register by reason
of an application to vote having been
sent in to the collector of the former
district, and the collector shall complete
such scrutiny within after receipt
of a copy of this act from the Quoen's
Printer, whose duty lt shall be to forward by mail to each collector, when appointed, at least five copies of this act.
The remaining soctions, 11 to 23 contain complete provisions for tho publication and correction of the amended lists,
and revisions from time to time when
necessary. Schedule A gives the interrogatories to be answered by claimants
for enrolment, and schedule B states tbe
enactments repealed, as follows: Constitution act, section 20; Constitution
amendment act, 1800, except section 4;
Constitution act, 1891, except section 4;
Constitution amendment act, 1891,except
section 4; Constitution net amendment
act, 1892, section 3; Provincial voters'
act, section 12; Provincial voters act
amendment act, 1890, and Provincial
voters act amendment act, 1891,
A Sure Cure.
It is told of Hannah More that she
had a pood way of managing tale-bearers. It is said that whenever she was
told anything derogatory to another her
invariable reply was, "Come, we will
go and ask if this be true." The effect
was sometimes ludicrously painful.
The tale-bearer was taken aback,
stammered out a qualification, or begged
that no notice might be taken of the
statement. But the good lady was inexorable; off she took the scandalmonger ot the scandalized to make inquiry and compare accounts. It is not
likely that anybody ever a second time
ventured to repeat a gossipy story to
Hannah More. One would think her
method of treatment would be a sure
cure for scandal.
Nimble Feet.
Mile. Rapin, the armless artist who
drew with her feet the pastel of the
Duchess of York, is a young Gfenevoie
of rare intelligence. The eldest daughter of a Swiss barrister, she, as a child,
drew with her feet better thun most
people draw with their bands, and at
the nge of 15 she began her artistic
studies in one of the best studios in
The PriuouBS of Wales is in her fiftieth
Marie Antoinette's chief delight was in
weaving n small blush rosebud into the corners of her handkerchief.
Ex-King Milan of Servia has again come
to the cud of Ids financial tether. Since his
abdication he is ulleged to have spent nearly *5,000,(X)0.
The Duchess of York is still receiving lier
wedding presents, the latest being a gift
from the ladies of Surrey, through the
Countess Lovelace, of a double seated Hooper brougham.
Look Ya Toe, the king of Slam's eldest
son, who was proclaimed heir to the throne
in 1887, is about bq en ter as a student ut the
University of Oxford. He is 17 years old
and a bright and intelligent lad.
Princess Marie of Kouuiuniu, wife of the
crown prince, has an unusual bobby���tbe
collection of perfumery bottles, In this
she resembles her grandmother, the ltttt
empress of Russia, who left a collection ol
beautiful perfumery bottles valued at ISO,
The Art of Bating,
"When my children get to the proper
age,' said the man who was smoking a
brinr pipe, "1 intend to huve them taken
in hand by some competent person and
given a thorough Instruction in the art
of eating, and further in the science
of finding out what to eat and order
"Whut do you mean?" inquired the
man who sat next to bim.
"Imean this: The average American citizen is woefully deficient in
knowledge of what ho can got to cut.
He falls down when it comes to ordering a diuuor. The grout majority of
people in 1 liis country are brought up
frugally at home, end do not know any
thing but thn commonest dishes. The
consequence is thut when a man goes
into u restaurant for dinner or to a hotel
he gazes lis ..lessly at the bill of fare,
ana sees many things of which he does
not know the component parts. He
dare not order anything thut he is not
sure of lor fear of ridicule, und he falls
back on rc-MS beef and mashed potatoes.
The fact ta, he doesn't know anything
but r>Mi t��*ef.
"Now, sir, my children are going to
know what's what when it comes to
eating. 'No roast beef domination!'
shall be my household slogan."���St
Paul World.
Bow Leo Wu Taught to Obey���Taken in
Infancy, Treated Kindly and Made to
Understand Tbat Man Wu His Matter���
The Lion'* Intelligence.
"Why do I love Leo more than the
rest of the animals under my care?"
asked Professor Darling, of Hagenbeck's
arena. The professor, who, owing to
his long association with the king of
beasts, has grown to resemble a lion
himself, stroked his tawny beard meditatively as he put this question.
"Leo is more than my pupil," he
continued. "He is my bosom friend
and may yet become my protector
Bhould the other lionB ev��ir turn against
me. Our affection dates from the day
we first met in the bazaar at Suakim, in
"The mention of that meeting brings
before me the whole strange scene, as
flashlight does a durkened picture.
"Overhead, ahead in the copper, yel
low African sky, east and west, stretches tho long bazaar, gundy with many
colored cloths, reeking with u thousand
odors, and crowded with ull manner of
men���black, brown and while. Tho
few whites are soldiers of tjueon Vic-
toria, then in occupation of Suakim (for
war with theMuhili had just boen concluded) nnd my own party,
"To the south lies u hazy waste of
sand, broken by the crooked lines of
palms which mark the truck of the
Nile. Suddenly I am called from the
reverie into which I have fallen by the
voice of Herr Kohn, Mr. Hngeubock's
Soudanese agent. He apprises me of
the arrival of two lion cubs. I look
southward and there comes through the
crowd a camel, bobbing and swaying,
as camels do, and bearing two wicker
cages, swung trom the ends of a bamboo
pole lashed across his back. Turban and
l'ez give way before the advancing beast,
and I can distinguish two fine baby
lions through the burs of the cages.
"I am on u mission to Africa to gather
lions f<5r Mr. Hagonbeok. Stepping up
to the cage on the right of the camel I
am greeted by a low growl. The occu
pant is the lion whom we now call
'Pasha.' the brother of 'Leo.' Trying
my luck at the other side. I am received
w.th purring like that of a cat. I put.
my h::nd into the cage. The lion cub
rubs his soft back against it. We are
friends from the start. Opening the
cage door, I take the little fellow in my
arms. He nestles near my breast, and
near my heart he has remained ever
Binoe. That lion cub was 'Leo,'and I
shall never forget it to him, that, while
his brother was sulky at our first intro-
duotiou, he himself welcomed me as u
friend from the first moment our eyes-
Prof. Darling probably knows more
about lions than any other living person
other than a Nubian or a Kaffir. He
went into the menagerie business as a
pony traiuer at the age of 1H. but speedily saw thut his training talents demanded more important objects. From
teaching tricks to shaggy Shetland* he
gravitated toward tiie section occupied
by the lions. The lions took to him and
he to them.
In 1688 the idea of training lions to
perform in large arenas, instead of in
cages, occurred to him, and he suggested it to Karl H igenbock. The latter at
once despatched him to northeast Africa
to obtain lions for his big experiment.
Mr. Hagenbeuk has agents all th- world
over. Due Mr. Kohu, his representative in the Soudan, is looked upon as
the greatest trader in wild beasts alive.
A fortnight after Mr. Darling's ar
rival in Snakiui, Mr. Kohu received
news of the capture of the two young
lions iu the far south. He sent messengers for thom, and thoy were brought
down the Nile to hiin, hanging from the
back oi a camel, described by Mr. Darling. They hnti been caught by Nubian
hunter* in the usual manner���namely,
by shooting their dam ami stealing them
from her breast. "We bought those
lions cheap," said Mr. Darling. "We
gave their captors a few piece'B of fancy
patterned cloth and an old revolver for
I hem. The value of the goods for which
they were exchanged did not exceed $5.
Now you could not buy ' Leo' alone for
Mr. Darling brought his lion gemini
down the Nile, stopping at Shepheard's,
iu Cairo, fur a few weeks, and finally
reached Port Said, from whence he
took ship for Trieste. To his surprise
the cuI'S wero not a bit seasick during
their first voyage. He bus, however.
since learned that animals du not get
sick n* sea. "1 never saw a lion seasick,"
he declared, "iu my experience. Once
a linn of mine was ill at sea. but his indisposition was caused by the bud air iu
his cabin and not by the motion of the
vessel. Camels tire pretty good training for seagoing poople, anyhow. The
mau who can ride cimelbaok with impunity oan safely attempt the Dover-
Calais trip, ;and 'Leo' and 'Pasha,' you
may remember, hud been carried by a
camel all the way from Nubia."
The lion Leo bus one other affection
besides that which he bears for Professor Darling, lt is the feeling that binds
him to his twin brother Pasha. Tho
old suw that blood is thicker than water
certainly holds good in this cuse. Tha
two Huns love each other, and show
their love it ^reat deal more than do
human sons of a common mother.
They help oach other loyally against
the attacks of the other lions who
share their cage,  they lie down to sleep
buck to buck, and are intensely unhappy
even when separated for a brief time
Professor Darling lias experimented
upon this fraternal fooling by giving no
food to Leu while he fed Pasha siunptii
ously. The result was that Pasha, seeing his brother's plight, actually pushed
some of the raw food given him under
the burs of the cage in which the hungry
Leo was confined. A few wi eks later
Leo attacked aud defeated a third lion,
named Turn, who bad scratched Pasha's
nose in one of the many quarrels that
occur in the lions' quarters,
Professor Darling recognizes fully the
tremendous risk lie lnours in his performance* with tho lions. "Very few
lion trainers," he said, "leave the busi-
ness Hound in brain and limb. The
great majority eventually get hurt in
one way or another. It does not do,
however, to lose one's confidence. Every
lion tamer must look upon himself as
certain to be i ne of the exceptions of the
rule of sufferers. This is the way f regard myself. Of course, they are dangerous, but I do not fear them as longas
1 havo my nervo and a stout whip.
' 'The older a lion grows tho less amen-
I able to captivity he becomes.    The lions
now with Mr. Hagenbeck will soon to be
too old for safety. They will be exchanged for others probably next year.
"To give an example of the rapid increase in sue of my pets, let me state
tbat two '-curs iu��o  Leo  weighed  only
i pounds, while to-day he tips tho
beam at '"ilii pounds. The best fighter in
America would stand small chances
with 510 pounds of live lion hurled at
his breast. An old trainer generally
knows in advance when wild beasts in
his charge feel any hostility toward
For instance, at the Arena performance yesterday I observed that tho lion
Pasha wns sulky. He is naturally bad
tempered; quite different, in fact, from
his twin brother, Leo. I saw him looking at me in a furtive way that boded
little good to me should I turn my back.
You know I am wholly unprotected
nave by my eyes and my whip, when in
the cage with the lions. What did I do?
I simply kept my face toward Mr. Pasha
during tho whole performance. He
never found me off my guard. If I
needed any proofs of his evil intentions
I found them when it came to his turn
to perform. He is generally very slow
and unwilling in going through his
tricks. On this occasion his conscience
made a coward of him, and he just excelled all tlie other lions in thelquiokness
and ease with which he did his act.
"You see lions nre very much like
men. Pasha knew instinctively that I
suspected him. He also knew that ho
hud intended to injure me. A combination of cunning and remorse led him to
be more than ordinarily pliable, und it
will be weeks, probably, before he meditates further evil toward ine."
The Art of Cnnvni-Hatlon No Longer Understood lu Kiijf llih Society,
Another thing which has gone out of
fashion is the art of conversation, savs
the Pall Mall Gazette. It has of late
years been so neglected that it is the
rarest chance to meet with a young in an
who can converse at all in the real
sense of the word. Among his own set
he can babble about, mutual acquaintances, the new singer, the next race or
the last scandal. But throw hira among
strangers ni:d he is silent and dull, perhaps making short remarks in a jerky
and confused manner, but certainly betraying 110 intelligent interest if a new
discovery lie mentioned, a piece of important political news told or some in-
formation given about a subject of
real value. As a consequence he is
not only bored, bnt he shows it, because
lie has never cultivated that polite interest in his fellow creatures which
would enable him to respond sympathetically. One of the old French noblesse
was lately hoard to remark that when
he first went into society his father used
to impress upon his mind that at a party
he was bound to insure its snecess bo
far as he was individually concerned.
To make himself wrreeablo was a duty
not to be neglected without a grave
breach of courtesy, both to the guests
and the friends who invited him. In a
modern gathering no such antiquated
sentiment would lind a disciple. Young
p.ople, if they do not meet some one to
riii-t with, will ostentatiously proclaim
thai r boredom, and would stare iu an
tonishment if it were suggested that at
a friend's house it was the duty toward
the hostess to pay attention to those who
seemed neglected, or who found them-
sehes among strangers. To hint that
old ladies and ugly girls should have a
little share of consideration would be to
subject one's self to tho charge of being
Small change is indispensible in going
about a city. To have only a five-dollar
bill in one's purse when riding in an
omnibus or car is almost as bad as to
havo no money. One requires small
change, and the thoughtful husband
supplies his wife with bright ten-cent
pieces and shining quarters just as regularly as with fresh greenbacks. A woman prefers new and fresh money to
that which is greasy and soilod, if she
can have her choice, and a certain good
man, known and loved in a large circle,
ahvays makes u point of bringing home to
his family the wherewithal for domestic
expenses in a very dainty shape. He is
deservedly a favorite.
Small change is as valuable in the
commerce of life in other departments
us in that of the exchequer. There aro
people who can talk extremely well on
learned and serious subjects, but they
have no small change. The quick jest
and easy repartee of the drawing-room
are not for them. Helplessly nnd hopelessly, with gloom settling over their
faces, and "'���spair i.i their souls, they sit
by while Irsa gifted people chut and
laugh and have good times. Thi tr>vi'S
is thoy nre destitute of small cbanj."?.
This puts tiieui at a disadvantage' in
soticty where thero is no time for ho::i
ilies ami treatises, but where ever; thing
is froth and foam. The airy butterfly
flighl of their neighbors confuse* anil
disturbs thorn. Their forces mint, sj to
speak, be drawn up in order, auu pre
pared to charge on the enemy, horse,
foot. :v:id dragoon', All t'uis takes time
nnd 'thought, but the enemy is uo and
away, skirmishing triumphantly olse-
where, before the unlucky opponent bus
arranged hi< line of buttle. By nil
mcuus lot those who would succeed in
society curry about the small change of
witty conversation.���Harper's Bazar.
Never Appear  llt-lired.
To diSCttSS yonr clothes, your servants
or your domestic affairs is to stamp
yourself ill bred. General conversation is the only sort tolerated in tho
best circles. Do not talk and laugh at
tho theatre or other places of aiinis,'-
ment, annoying those about yuu who
came to enjoy the performance and not
yuiir conversation, Oo not stare at
people and then discuss tin in so that
thoro is uo possibility of their mistaking iim topic of yonr conversation;
in fact, let consideration for others bo your watchword and refine
ment yonr code, and your manners will
improve steadily uuour such personal
plshouest Ingenuity.
At Corydon fair this year two swin
fliers conducted a lottery of 6 cents a
ticket, A monkey did the drawing.
An observant policeman noticed that till
tlie prizes were drawn by men he knew
to be sharpers, so distrusting the innocence of the monkey, he investigated
and lound that there wub an almost un-
noticeable difference between the tickets
drawing prizes and the others, and that
tho monkey hud been trained to distinguish between thom and thus defraud
tlie public.
A Cold Night Uncalled.
On the night of the 11th of June, 1852,
there were heavy frosts all over New
England, ..id in Livingston County,
New York, o00 sheep that had boen
sheared a few days before were frozen to
It Wonld Be Just aa Well to Leave That
Planet Alone,
A great deal has been said and much
speculation been indulged in with reference to the question whether the celestial worlds are inhabited by intellec-
tual beings similar to the earth-inhabiting man. It scarcely admits of a doubt
, hat this interesting question will ever
remain a mere matter of speculation,
bnt let us suppose that beings resembling men in stature were dwelling on
those glorious orbs we see in the vast
vault of the heavens, and let us investigate what proportions thev would bear
to us provide the length of their bodies
were in the same ratio to the diameter
of their respective globe as ours to the
diameter of the earth. For this reason
���,ve have chosen the largest orb of our
solar system, the central body of that
system itsolf and the most brilliant fixed
star in the sky.
The average inhabitant of the planet
Jupiter would stand about 00 feet in
ids shoes. Were such a Jovian to visit
our earth ho would be able without the
danger of dislocating his neck to look
into tho topmost stories of our metro
politan buildings. A Jovian infant's
cradle would be considered by us a very
comfortable bed to rest in. The huge
-oldiei's of Ariovislus, whoso mere sight
struck terror into Caesar's legions, would
Iwindie into very pigmies were tliey to
be compared with the Jovian soldier.
nay, the latter would coolly pick up
King AriovistUS himself, with three or
our of his bodyguard, and put them
into his knapsack to keep them as animated toys to play with during the hours
of rest.
Ituby the Animals.
A. once bought a lot of cows of B.
The Kunsas I'armer heard him complain
that they did not do well for hiin, and
he gavo as his reason that B. had babied
them. Exactly. And he is the mau
that will succeed with cows. Why
could not A baby them, too? A. "told
on himself" when he made tbat remark.
We doubt not that our friend John
Gould babies his cows. Terry babies
his potatoes; Greiner makes his garden
his pet. That is the way to succeed.
But we had rather buy cows from a
farm where they had not been taken
care of quite so well as we propose to do
it, rather than from one whero they
have been better cared for than we care
for tbem. Cows take kindly to any advance in treatment, but not to poorer
treatment than they have been used to.
This is why some make a failure of buying fine blooded stock. The cattle are
not as well cared for as they have been
used to, and they cannot stand neglect
or ordinary treatment so well as animals
that have never known any other. Buy
babied stock if you are ready to baby
them a little more yet, and yoa will be
all right.	
The Value of Steel. >���
Did yon ever stop to think how mnch
can be gotten out of a bar of steel costing $1. Put it through a needle factory
and it will produce $330 worth of needles. The proprietor of a cutlery manufactory will take it and produce $3,280
worth of knife blades. A watchmaker
will take it and produce $260 worth of
balance springs.
Importers   of  Hardware,
Paints, Oils and Window
Glass,   Lime,    Cement,
Leather   and   Rubber
Belting,      Crockery,
Lamps and Glassware,
To Contractors.
SEALED TENDERS, endorsed "Tender," will be received by the Honourable the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works tip to + o'clock p. m., of
Tuesday, iJth March next, for the erection of a Provincial Home for Aged
Persons at Kamloops.
Plans and specifications can bo,seen,
and forms for tender obtained, at the
ollice of lt. MacKay Frlpp, Esq., Architect, Vancouver, at the Government
Ollice at Kamloops. aud at the ollice of
the undersigned.
The lowest or any tender will not
necessarily be accepted.
W. 8. (HIRE,
Deputy Commissioner Lands & Works
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, ll. C, nth Ftbruary. 1804.
Sinclair <fe Co's
After Feb, 1st,
Stallions for Sale.
For Sale, two thoroughbred Clydesdale
Stallions, weighing about 1,700 pounds
each. Will be sold on easy terms. For
further particulars apply to
Mount Aernon, Wash.
Estray Steer.
Strayed into the premises of the undersigned, on or about 1st December
last, a red and white, steer. Tho owner
is hereby notified to provo proporty, pay
expenses, and tako tho animal away.
Jan. 13, '94. Elgin, 15. C.
Corner of Columbia k MeKenzie Sts.,
CAPITAL, all paid up, $12,000,000
A Savings Bank
Has  been opened   in   connection   with
this Branch.
Merest Allowed at Cnrrent Rates.
At present three and one-half per cent.
Furniture: aM : Undertatini.
Telephone t.ti. Corner of
P.O. BOX 5S. Agues X-  McKenvle Sts.
ColEfflliia Street, New Westminster.
The Latest anil Oboicost Patterns in Scotch
and English Tweeds, Etc., for fall and winter
Get Prices!
ALL placer claims and leaseholds 1*
Vancouver Island and adjacent
Islands legally hold may be laid over
from the 15th day of November, 189J,
until the 1st day of Juno, 1894.
Gold Commissioner.
Victoria, B. C. Oth December, 1893.
"Fire Insurance PolicyAct, 1893."
NOTICE is hereby   Riven   that  Hi*
Honor  the   Lieutenant-Governor
in Council has named the
1st DAY OF APRIL, 1894,
in lion of the 1st day of January, 1894,
as the date upon  which "An Act to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies ol
Firo Insurance," shall come into force.
Provincial Secretary.
Provincial Secretary's Oflice,
20th December, 1893.
will be found in the Store next to Tramway offico, lately  occupied  by
Davidson  Bros,
Best   and   Largest
Stock in Town.
Any   Style  of  Jewelry
made to order.
tSf We iinike n specialty of repairing
Chronographs, Repeaters, and all lino
and complicated watches.
Orders by mail solicited.
New Westminster
H COOKING,      I       Q
S HEATING        0    i>
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& HOY'S,
Dupont Block, Columbia St. ���
"VTOTK'E Is hereby given that Assessed
.1.^1 and Provincial Revenue Taxes,
for the year 1894, are now due and payable at my ollice, Court House, New
Westminster, at the following rates:���
If paid on or before 80th June :
One-half of one per cent, on th��
assessed value of real estate.
Two per cent, on the assessed value
of wild land.
One-third of one per cent, on th*
assessed value of personal property.
One-half of one por cent, on tho Income of every person of 81,509
or over.
If paid on or after 1st July :
Two-tblrdS or one   per cent, on the
assessed valuo of real   property.
Two  aud  0110-half  per cent, on the
assessed value of wild land.
Due-half of one per  cent, on the assessed value of personal property
Three-quarters of one per cent, on
the Income of every person ol
81,600 or over.
Provincial Revenue Tax, 83 per capita
(New Westminster and Vancouver Citlos
j excepted).
All parties whoso taxes arc in arreari
up to 31st December. LSI).'!, are requested
i to Day the same forthwith, or costs will
j bo Incurred at an early date.
Al] taxes duo on property iu thoTown-
i sites of Hastings, Port Moody, Mission*
j City, Abbotsford and Huntingdon are
j also payable to
Assessor and Collector for the Electoral Din-
tricls of Westminster. New Westminster
Cdij awl Vancouver City.
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(Continued from lust woek.)
A year went by unmarked for Virginia
by a single incident out of the common,
gray as the wastes of a sea unruffled by
a storm, unmarked by the approach of a
Another year came, and when the opulent sunlight of early summer was deluging with its gold the dusty streets a
coupo stopped one day at tho door of the
house in Chelsea square, and a man, a
stranger, asked for Virginia Kent.
Crossing the threshold of her home, he
had entered her life. Looking into her
eyes, full of unforgotten days, something
of his lost youth had awakened in hiB
heart that could only die with death.
This man wus Richard Monklow. Virginia had often heard hor father speak of
him, especially of his meeting with him
in tho auction room the day Uo had purchased "Tho Masker."
The lirst glance at him gave an impression that forever remained. He had
followed tho sea and followed it as a
commander. His straight, powerful
shoulders had a fearless poise. His glance
was level, soft; his face, its iirst youth
failed, brown as Bero grass, under the
shorn, glittering frost of his hair. His humanity was deep, strong, farreaciiing,
as one could Bee who looked into his
eyes, and his smile had a warm, bright
sympathy. Thero wero times when he
looked Btartlingly youthful with his
white hair. Thero were unguarded moments of sadness when the chronicle of
his years flared eloquently���a confession
in every deepened line. Then one knew
he had lived the full life of a man in a
crowded 40 years, in the Bowing ana harvest time, had garnered barren hopes and
pain, yet without bitterness had tied the
He had come to bring Virginia to her
father's bedside. The tremors against
which the old man had struggled so long
had culminated after an excessive debauch in a paralytic stroke resembling
death. Ho had drifted to Monklow's
rooms and lay where he had fallen.
As she drove away with him that day
Virginia did not dream that the Bummer
would be past ere she returned to live
again at Chelsea square, but bo it was.
In Richard Monklow's home, where tho
softness and fragrance of modern luxury
were more caressing than the breath of
the perfect summer mornings, Bhe nursed
her father to a semblance of health.
Her lonely heart won back a little of
its freshness in these surroundings. Her
lips again voiced joyous laughter.
Friendship that rang like gold had beon
generously poured into her life. Her
gratitude went out with equal strength
to Richard Monklow, and to his sister, a
soft voiced, sympathetic woman, who
made her dimly realize what her mother's love might have meant to hor.
Then she came home again, and the
days sett led back to their wonted placidity, but with this difference���that a bent
and shrunken figure lay limply in a
great chair, and tho energy and pride in
her father's still stubborn heart could
only be read now in the hollow, morose
eyes flashing beneath the puckered
She stood beside tho window one September morning, a letter crushed between her hot hands. A mild rain was
drifting like tangled skeins through the
gray air. Beyond lay the college grounds,
a vista of damp greenness.
She openod the crumpled sheet, smoothing out its creases almost tenderly. Her
lips quivered like a child's.
"You know what I am going to say,*
she read again. "During the summer
that has been like no other to me, many
times the words I longed to speak have
trembled upon my lips, but something in
your eyes always silenced me. Virginia.
I can bo silent no longer. I love you sol
The years are dark before you, dear, but
I would keep you safe. No harm, no
pain, Bhould touch you. Too old and
sad, perhaps, you think me. The years
have left their ashes on my hair. I am
asking too much when I ask for your
youth. Yes, yes, I know. But, ohl child,
your oyes lured me to dream again. You
woke my poor, chilled soul, and it is
yours. It but responded to your unconscious call. Turn from me, if you must,
and I will put away my dream, but my
soul is forever yours. You possess it,
and I would not have it back. But, oh,
if yon would come to me, Virginia!"
How the words awoke all the old pain!
She drew her breath in hard, the lips fell
over her heavy eyes, and reading Richard Monklow's letter she thought of
Tom. Theso words of searching strength,
quivering with tho rejuvenating breath
of love, had been the lever that rolled
the stone from tho old grave, and she
stood looking at memories she had believed wero crucified.
"My soul is forever yours. I would
not havo it back."
The words were in her mind. She
seemed speaking them in the darkness to
that other who had not listened. Was
it so always? Must one speak and one
not hear?   One live, the other wait?
"Yon have a very interesting letter
there, Virginia. You haven't made a
sound for half an hour." And at her
father's voice, reduced now to a petulant
piping that anger made shrill, sho started guiltily and thrust it in her pocket.
"So you'll he a fool, will youf"
"It's from Monklow.   He's asked you
to marry him.   There, there, I know.
When a man is robbed of almost every
faculty but sight and speech he uses
them to advantage. Of course you're
going to marry him. Of course you are.
He is genuine. He is stanch. He has a
few more years than a novelist would
allow an impatient lover���what of it?
He is younger than half the emasculated,
juvenile dudes floating around this town.
He is the most picturesquely handsome
man I havo ever seen and in tho meridian of his strength. He is a gentleman
by birth. The blood of ladies and gentlemen for generations flows in his veins.
Ah, hal lots of girls in his own set would
stay at home and chose no more the poverty Btricken duke if they thought there
was a chance of catching Richard Monk-
low. I have no objection to him. He is
everything I admire and commend. I
givo my consent, Virginia."
Since his illness Virginia had grown
accustomed to treating her father like a
pettish child. Sho went to him, laid
both her warm palmB on his bald crown,
and smiling looked tenderly at him.
"No, daddy. I don't want to marry.
I'll stay with you yet awhile."
Tho sudden fury of his gaze was like
tho leaping of an unlooked for flame
from a dead fire,
"So you'll be a fool, will you? You'll
say no? You'll fling away wealth that
could givo me, in my last accursed days,
a few of the luxuries I was accustomed
to? And why? Oh, yon fool!" and his
blue, quivering lips seemed to spit out
the words, "and why? Becauso you are
still thinking of that fellow, that scamp,
that Murray, who gavo you the go by.
Don't I know? You sentimental idiot,
ho had no romantic memories to hold
him back! He has looked to it that his
bread will be plentifully buttered. Read
today's paper. After a splurge in Europe, a courtship on the steamer coming
home, he's going to marry General Bau-
doine's widow���a woman worth millions. Do you hear? Refuse to marry
Monklow, and I'll never forgive you."
He was a terrible sight in this sudden
spasm of rage���repression, his lifelong
habit, fallen from him like a garment
loosed by his palsied fingers.
Virginia straightened her young figure,
her arms hanging loosely at her sides
and as white aa "The Masker" laughing
beside her.
The patience and silence of the past
fled away liko shades, and resistance,
fully armed, took their place.
"Then you'll never forgive me, for I
do refuse," she said steadily, but scarcely louder than a breath. "What sort of
life have I lived here at your very side?
Will you hear, now, at last? You flung
away your money whilo you could. You
thought wholly of your pleasures. You
gave me nothing. You didn't think.
You didn't care. And I have worked
with my hands, my brain, at anything I
conld find to do���yes, often whilo you
slept. Now you have said all you could
to wound me," and there was an angry,
sobbing break in the accusing voice. "I
could boar even that. But you shall not
take all, father���not my body, my soul.
They are my own."
Everything was dark as she went
blindly from the room. She had a faint
intention of going out in the ruin���a
sense of supreme and awful loneliness.
The door closed upon hor, and sho would
have stumbled had not stroii" arms
caught her. She looked up and saw
Richard Monklow. One glance at his
face, drained of the huo of life underneath the brown, the lips contracted, the
kind eyes sad, and she saw he had heard
"I asked for too mnch. Forget my
words, Virginia," he said when he could
speak. "Forget all save these���that I
can only live if you will let me serve
yon, see you sometimes, be near yon. I
am your*. Use me aa yon will."
Delatole waa dressing to dine ont. As
he struggled with a collar button he
turned his head to listen to the lazy lilt
of a song coming from a room across the
hall. His face wore an ill humored
frown. It was very evident that the
song and tho singer impressed him with
equal unpleasantness.
"Do stop that humming, for God's
sake!" he cried out at last. "It's enough
to drive one mad."
There was no reply, and a few moments later Tom lounged across the hall.
He was very different from the wavering, tempted man who rushed from Virginia's presence that snowy night almost
two years before. His face had lost the
Hashing earnestness that rose from an
ecstatic heart. It had taken on resolute
lines aud an expression of worldly subtlety. The cheeks wero slightly hollowed, the eyes placidly heavy, cold,
showing the haggard lines of dissipation.
"Was I singing? I swear I didn't know
it," he said languidly.
Delatole surveyed him with a cold, unchanging glance.
"Still in your blouse and slippers.
Won't you look in upon the theater party at all?"
"I don't care a hang about it."
"Aren't you afraid Mrs. Bandolne will
send out a search warrant for you?"
"Let her send."
"Cool for a prospective bridegroom."
"Prospective idiot!" And Tom settled himself very comfortably on hi*
back on a low divan. "I'll never marry
Mrs. Baudoine. As the girl in the song
says, 'Something tells me so.' Couldn't
you, with your managerial tactics, help
me out of that scrape? You know sho
did all the running���not I."
Delatole drew on his gloves in silence.
He grow white, and when he came to
the foot of the divan and lot his eyes
travol slowly over Tom's supine length
a rago only half controlled made his lips
"In my opinion," he said slowly, with
emphasis, "you'll be In a fair way to
need the material help of Mrs, Bau-
doine's money very soon."
"Really? Oh, then there are times
when marriago seems good nnto you?"
And a burning glance was flashed at
him from beneath Tom's lowered lids.
"My opinion about marriage has not
altered in the least. But if a man can
only fail, if he can't oven support himself, the most practical thing is to find
some woman silly enough to shoulder
the responsibility."
"Go on. Your English grows more
vigorous day by day. It's really a liberal education to be allowed to hear you.
Surely you haven't finished yst. You
said more than this yesterday."
"No, I haven't finished. I want to remind you once more that you owe me
money. More than that, I want it. I'm
sick of your spiritless languor. I never
knew a man let himself drop as you
have done. Becauso you go at a rapid
pace iB no reason why you should dio
mentally. I haven't. But you can't
drink at all without drinking too much
and keeping it up too long. In fact, you
are an extremist in everything. There'B
a gonius in moderation."
"Don't stop for breath. I am a-thirst
for the rest. More���more," said Tom
without moving an eyelash.
"You shall have it all. The time has
come for plain talking," and there was
a savage snarl in the words. "I want
my money. It seemed there was some
hopo of getting it from this Baudoine
marriage, as I don't believe you'd write
another word."
"Don't you?"
"No. It may be you've tried and
can't���it may be you don't care. In
either case I've been bitterly disappointed in you. You're the last embryo genius
I'll put on a pedestal. Genius? By heaven! that'B rich. Why, you've fallen into psychical ruin. You exhausted yourself iu 'The World's Way.' "
An unwilling, dusky red started up
in Tom's hollowed cheek. It ebbed slowly away as, opening his oyes wide, he
smiled at Delatole with an expression of
positivo hatred.
"That  is   one  of those  charmingly
soothing speeches we must learn to expect from those wo live with.   But you
are wrong.    The trouble lies here.   I
unfortunately must still be sincere and
must put something of myself into everything I write.   When one believes in
j and careB for bo little, it is very hard.   I
! have not yet matched your stride, you
aee���you who with one arm around your
neighbor's wife could writo an essay on
the beauty of morality."
The door banged, and Delatole's foot-
' steps grew fainter in the echoing passage.   In the silence that followed Tom
still lay motionless, his wide open eyes
fixed upon the ceiling, the small unobtrusive sounds of a quiet room fluttering the loneliness that settled around
"How I hate him!" and though the
words were but a whisper their reality
was intense.
He thought of the past.
That year in Paris���every detail of it
returned to him as he lay there���that
crowded, riotous, unholy year. His first
taste of pleasure, his exuberant appreciation of life carrying him along with
the rush of a laughing stream going
down hill; the new, fevered atmosphere;
the days spinning by in a sort of moral
vertigo; tho crowd that called him to
follow where it was brightest, that
brightness lining the sheer descents of
And now?   Now he was back in familiar New York, bound by honor by a woman who wearied him, inclined to rid
himself of the obligations ho had as-
; snmed in tho beginning through sheer
I  disinclination to the trouble of resisting,
I  following pleasure with a foreknowledge
of weariness, in debt to Delatole while
straining at the wornout cord that bound
I them, struggling against tho maddening
; inactivity that palsied his faculties in
| the art still dear to him.
A sharp, quivering breath came from
his lips.
Delatole had spoken truly. Something had withered within him, or in
the degradation of his life he had lost it
forever. He had striven to write and
always in vain. Hia ideas were no longer vivid, stirring, flowing to a logical
sequence, but dim, abortive���a haie of
tangled threads. Heaps of closely written paper, upon which the best efforts of
his brain had been expended with the
feverish intensity a man feels in running
a race, had been cast aside as worthless.
The day was surely coming when his
world would know the truth and liken
liim to a plant that puts forth radiant
blossoms once and withers in a night.
How miserably he had failed! Was
there no escape from social annihilation except by trading on the infatuation of a woman 10 years older than
iiiinelf? And once���once���when he had
thought like one inspired, and honor was
a shining reality in his life, he had betrayed love for a chimera. ButhemuBt
not remember that, and least of all tonight, in the silence, when his thoughts
were like knives in his heart.
Ho stood up, shivering, and from habit
turned to the sideboard. He half filled
a goblet with brandy and laughed aloud
as the decanter clinked against the glass
in his hand, a laugh that subsided to a
chuckle and rose again, beating upon the
stillness like the wings of a caged bird.
"It wouldn't be out of order to drink
a toast to my own defeat."
When ho re-entered his Btndio a few
months later, his eyes were flaming,
though the smile���a hideous contortion
���lingered ou his lips.
An open letter on his disordered desk
faced him as he sat down. The closing
lines caught Iub eye:
I will finally withdraw "Tha World's Way"
from thu road In a fortnight. Now that four
act aoeiety drama la what I'm waiting for. In
twoyeara I've had only two curtala ralsors
from you���raga of things that only drew at all
because your name waa to them. If I can't rely
on you, I must look elsewhere. If you're not
going to write any more, for God's Bake aaj ao.
Ueorob Plumkot.
He read lt and tore it to bits. There
was a sob in his throat as his eager hands
went searching through the mass of papers for half sketched plots and notes of
ideas not worth the leaves they were
scrawled upon. He would not even
leave a scrap.   All should be destroyed.
And these crowded, duety drawers, '
they, too, must be emptied, lest some
day when he had sunk into comfortablo
apathy, with only a profound respect
tor the well being of the body, he might
open them and hear each fluttering leaf
whisper how he had onco dreamed a
He worked with an eager intensity, as
if following his heart's desire, even went
on his knees and scattered the scrawled
sheets right and left, then paused abruptly and looked with puzzled eyes at
what he had dragged out���a long roll of
manuscript, dusty and tied with gray
tape. He did not remember it, had never seen it before. Yet, wait. Now that
it lay unfolded before him, a fully written play, he did reoall the title, "Doctor
Just before his doparture for Europe,
a distinguished looking man in the traditional shabbiness of unrecognized genius had called on him with thia play,
asking in a shy, embarrassed way that
he, the splendidly prosperous young author, would read it and tell him what its
merits were. His papers were never
touched by his servant. It had lain forgotten in his desk for more than a year.
And the man who had brought it���where
was he?
Still kneeling among the mass of dnsty
papers, he turned the leaves. A letter
fluttered to tho ground:
Dear Sin���I Incloso this note, as it may not
he possible to havo an interview with you. The
play "Dr. Fleming," which I beg you to read
a" a favor to me, bus lor its basis Incidents In
my own life. The eoene In Russia is particularly accurate, and I think presents a dramatic
situation distinctly n et. Your respectfully,
Felix Dawson, No. ��� Bedtord street.
P. S.���If you cun Jind time to look it over,
you will Dadoing mo an inestimable favor.   I
[ beg that you will bo careful of it, as I havo no
copy, and even though commercially worthless it is very dear to me.
"Very dear to you," Tom said slowly.
"I know just how you felt, Mr. Felix
Dawson, when you wroto thoso words,
'Very dear to you.' You shall have your
trenstiro back."
He turned the first page with a pitying, half languid interest, but only the
first. After that he knelt amid the destruction of his own work, paying tribute with enraptured senses to the genius
of another man. The manuscript fluttered to the floor when the last climax
was reached���a climax that made every
nerve vibrate and awoke his senses like
a trumpet call���and with strained, hot
hands he grasped the chair.
He looked around the silent room and
down at the bundle of half furled papers.
Oh, that imagined life pictured there
through laughter and sighing, like gems
through dust and tears! It was more
precious than a magician's wand.
"If it were mine���if it were miner* he
said aloud, and a woman's laugh drifted
up from the street, as if she had heard
that cry and mocked him.
"If it were mine/"
He sprang up and turned the key in
the door. Then he stood listening. The
action was guilty, almost before the-'
"No one will know If I make it mine."
It was foolish to tremble so, of course.
The cold drops on his forehead were
foolish, too, and his fast beating heart.
"No one will know," he said again,
and there was a note of defiant joy in
the breathless ory m he picked np the
A sonnd attracted his attention. It
was ths faraway throbbing of a street
band; the air, a German battle march.
It was long since he had heard its heavy,
rolling Bweetnese, with that flowing un-
derbeat of sadness creeping in like a
knell for many of the multitude who
marched onward to its swing, A nicker
of pain crossed his uneasy eyes. He
knew that march. Virginia had oftea,
played it, and it pulsed through the
warm night with a wake of memories.
Her face in its diurnal beauty rose before him; then a slim, white robed body
floated to join the face, an arm, a hand,
with finger pointing at the play, crushed
in his grasp. Yes, her very voice was In
his ears.
"You will not���you will not steal it,
Tom I You could not fall as low as thatl"
He dropped into a chair, hiding his
face upon his clinched hands. A sudden nostalgia weighed siokeningly npon
"You will not steal tt, Tom," rang the
voice in his soul.
But he looked np again after awhile.
The faco was gone. The German march
had dwindled to an echo.
"Yes, I will," he said steadily, aa If
defying an invisible mentor. "I'll take
it. I'll not be a fool. It's a chanoe to
redeem myself, and I cannot let it go. I
can't. The mau who wrote it must be
dead���he is dead���and���there's no copy
of it. I can choke down Delatole's
sneers���I can pay my debts���I can start
afresh. It will be life, hope, bread to
my sonL I'm not going to let a fancy
befool me. If it had fallen from heaven,
it could not have come more opportunely.   Conscience?   Bah!"
But for all his bravado the violence of
the temptation made him stand petrified
peering into the shadowy corners. Every
creak in the silent house appalled him as
he mentally weighed the chances for and
against detection, He passed his hand
across hia trembling lips, hi* UMiowad
eyes upon the locked^ijgoiy .v~ezr-ss=~~~
"I'll do it," he whispered.
All night he bent over the pogea,��opy-
ing the play, here and there touching it
with wit that came to him then with
diabolical readiness. His heart warmed
over it. It seemed to become his own
by the mere changing of the names of
places and people.
He left no chance fragment of the
original play to betray him nor of the
letter and even tried to forget the man's
name. By morning all was done and
done well.
As he stood up, a wast and haggard iqi
ghost, a crimson haze swept in, enveloping him like a blur of blood, and the
lamps of a new day were lit in the east.
From that day Tom was never alone.
His secret went with him evorywhere.
When after a month's hurried preparation tho play, reohristened "hi the Name
of the Czar." was put before the public,
and ho knew again the intoxication of
praise nnd applause, his secret had much
to say to him of a confidential and contemptuous nature:
"If these people only knew tlie trnthl
Can't you fancy how the friendly hand
clasp would grow startled, cold, and the
lingers leave yours as if they hail touched
something unclean? You have the arena
all to yourself. The plaudits are all
yours. They do not know. But 1 do; 1
He listened with a growing eqnanimlty
to these whisperings. He saw the philosophy of getting on the friendliest
terms with his secret, since it wonld
never leave him. Besides ho possessed
it absolutely. He never considered that
some day it might possess him.
It was now early in December. The
theaters hitd just deluged Broadway
with thousands of matinee goers. The
evening was slushy, tho air damp and
warm, Hose leaf tints flecked thu smoky
vapor of the sky. At the perspective of
the crowded street, crawling like a
luminous cleft between vast masses of
rock, tho humidity bad heaped itself into a low hanging pink cloud.
Tom came out of the stage entranco,
paused to light a cigar ami strolled toward Broadway: He had not risen
until!! o'clock. The day was just beginning for him. His face had the opaque
whiteness debauchery leaves, and warm
though it was the occasional dabs of
damp air struck through him, carrying
a depressing chill,
Ab he turned the corner the currents
of people eddied around him. His wandering glance alighted with butterfly
swiftness on the trifles that sway a
crowd, then darkened, dilated, fastened
upon oue face.
One face���it seemed to leap np from
the sea of other faces to meet him,' the
eyes strained, piteous, dark with an arraignment, a challenge.
Tom's jadod heart suddenly livened
with an awful fear. But he did not
pause. The streets swayed around him
as he walked on. Once he turned as if
to glance at some flowers in a florist's
shop, and he saw the pale lamplight and
the gray dusk casting a wcini radiance
over the face. He was being followed.
He seemed to hear those dogging stepB
above the multitude of footfalls on
every side.
A hansom stood idle at a corner. He
sprang into it, telling the man to drive
fast, and sank back, feeling bewildered.
Stunned, sick.
Felix Dawson, the man he bad defrauded, was alive.
It had been so easy for Tom with the
comfortable suppleness of his nature to
assume that this man's long silence had
meant his death and gradually to assimilate this supposition until it became
a surety. He had never realized the
enormity of his act before, foils Daw
son had been but a shadowy memory to
him, a name. He had taken his play,
and by a tortuous, sophistical vein ol
reasoning this fact had grown to seem
scarcely worse than if he had only destroyed it. since no one was injured.
It was ho different now that he knew
Felix Dawson was not dead���no longer
a memory, but a man, following him, his
heart lired by tliis WTong; a tnan with
eyes to scorch and voice to be raised In
condemnation; ao opponent to face, U
His coming ���eant rain, disgrace before tho world, but it meant also a snd
den, sickening awakening to the nature
and consequences of his act, a sname
and hatred of himself. He was a thief
in the commonest sense.
When tho horse was pulled up at the
curb before Ins door, it was almost a
shock. He had been sitting upright, his
hands grasping the apron of tbe hansom,
looking straight ahead, but blind, not
even aware that it had commenced to
Delatole called to him as he went
down the hall. Ho paid no heed, and
entering his study fiung himself into a
ciiair. His face was clammy and wan.
Something must be dono. What?
What could ho say when Felix Dawson
laced hii!i? What defense could he
make? That he was coming he was absolutely suro. He must be near now.
Perhaps in five minutes he would cross
the threshold. Suppose Delatole heard
liim. Suppose the blow fell that afternoon.
He sat absolutely still, his eyes fixed
upon the door, bis veins holding a fluid,
icy terror instead of blood.
At last, to his intense relief, Delatole
thrust In bis head, saying:
"Are you going to dine here? Well,
til be hack in time to huve a demi-
tasse with you. I want to see you.
Don't go out."
The danger ot betrayal over for the
moment. Tom breathed more freely.
He crossed to the window and flung it
tip, letting tlie rain dash upon his face.
The chaos in his brain was rent suddenly by one sententious thought!
"This imm you dread has no proof."
No proof, The words sun;; in his
brain, tbe denuded trees creaked them,
tho wind laughed in gloo.
"Defy bim. Pefeathim. Ho is powerless.   ^ on are strong."
The bi.l in the passage gave a whispering tinkle. Tom turned, scarcely
surprised.   The moment had come.
"Mr. .Murray, sir, a gentleman to Bee
you," said tbe English valet,
"Show him in here. If anyone else
comes, I'm out.    Romember."
He was lighting a cigar with an affectation of carelessness, his back to tbe
door as tho visitor entered. In reality
his muscles were braced to a painful
rigidity, his faco waa greenish white.
Ho was prepared to deny the charge absolutely, to decry tbe man as mad.
"No proof.    No copy.    No eye saw
you.   It is your word against hia."
Braced by a dogged,  passionless as
surance m the stabili^rTjf the lie ou
ui.ic:; ho Pad surely builded, he looked
Felix Dawson in the eyes, nnd then his
plan ot defense s' rivaled, his heart
melted within him for very pity, This
���was uot an accuser come to demand justice. This was a man in whom the fires
of life had died. His eyes wero graves
of dead illusions. So might one loolt
who had parted with hope and stood
with outstretched, empty hands, crying
to fate, in tones of imbittered triumph:
"Pass by me now. Leave me free.
You have taken alL"
"You remember mo?" And ms quint
voice was peculiarly sad and strong.
Tom stood like one arraigned before a
superior, a judge.
"Yes, I do."
(To  be Continued.)
A Funny Little Housewife of the Window
Cleaning Type.
Like many disagreeable people, the
was]), though intolerable in society, is a
paragon of domestic virtue���of the fussy,
hardworking, grate-and-window cleaning kind. Moreover, the wasp invented
papier macho, and the swarm slave at
the production of this patent material
with ail the energy and conscious merit
of a South Yorkshire manufacturing
community. Th;' nests, if less beautiful
than some enthusiasts assert, are extremely curious and interesting, and in
tlie early stages of their construction
tliey gain much in elegance from tbo
nature of the building material used.
The first fow cells are built by the tpieen
wasp herself, who, unlike the queen
bee, is the actual founder, builder,
mother and nurse of the infant colony.
The nest, begun early in the spring, is
often destroyed, together with the queen
wasp herself, hy the rains of April and
May. aud the extraordinary drouth,
of these months is the key to the
wasp plague of the past summer. Rotitrh-
ly speaking, of tne Bix hardly distinguishable kind of English social wasps,
ihe three least common main) an elegant
pendent nest in the branches of trees,
ihe othors preferring either a hole in
the bank or some natural hollow. In
tiie nests of the trco wasp the first few
cells are hung under an elegant umbrella
roof to shelter them from the rain; this
is then surrounded with successive layers of thin papier mache, opening at the
bottom, so light, flaky and filmy that
the whole resembles the gray and un
crumbled ashes of arose, supposing that
the flower could, whon burnt, retain, as
paper does, its form, while losing weight
and color. The cells are hexagonal, like
those of the hive bee, but being :neant as
nurseries, and not as honey stores, are
1 milt in single layers, each story being
��� upported by rows of pillars of cellular
papier mache.
The swarm are as busy as ants, each
wasji haying its own Bet portion of the
walls to complete. But, unlike most
ants, though their camp is organized,
their commissariat depends on individual exertion, and it is to the independent zeal of the foraging insects that the
;roat wasp nuisance is due. One third
���I. the colony is busy all day long in
..ringing food to the rest, each wasp
getting what it can where it can, with
an aggressive, noisy, headlong industry
which will take no denial, and having
just one idea in its head, it usually succeeds in carrying it out. Thirty or even
forty visits was not ah uncommon day's
work for one of Sir John Lubbock's
wasps when the honey which he provided had beon discovered. Sweet-stuffs
seem a necessary part of thoir food, but
hardly anything comes amis.-, to them;
meat fro;;; the butcher's and even garb-
ago of all sorts is carried to the nest, lt
i:; perhaps fortunate that wasps do not
bite as well as siing. for the blood poisoning that might follow would probably be serious. It has been urged o;i
behalf of the wasp that it kills flies and
thus plays a useful part in nature. The
plea can hardly be successful, for the
wasp kills spiders, as woll.���London
.lie Tyrrell Brothers   Explore   tbe   Unknown    Territory���The    Perlli   of   Tho
ijvoyage Down Hudson   Bay   in Canoes
"-Six   Month* Away from Civilization.
..ii:' B. and J.  W. Tyrrell,  sons  of a
iston. Ont.,   resident,  and members
. the Dominion Civil Service,  tell tbe
ory of their recent trip in the   frozen
...ud's of the north.    Tho former said:
.   On May 20, 1808,  our   party left the
"ml of the railway track at El1 mon ton
i  journeyed by team to Athabasca
. mt.   Cue party consisted of  myself
itl brother, and three Iroquois Indians
. ,Min Caugbnawaga, near Montreal, and
:  roe natives of the Saskatchewan dis
.������t.    \\ o took  with   ns  threo large
i uterboro canoes, each with a carrying
capacity of about 1800 pounds.   At the
Landing we  lauuced  our  canoes and
'Uildloddown to Lake Athabasca.    Here
'. c bade adieu to tho   white man and
nvilization.      We   traveled   along the
north shore of the lalve for  about 2(W
miles, mid then ascended the Black river
tmd Black lake.    From   here  wo got
over the height   of land   by numerous
portages, and came upon  a river the
if whioh  flows  northward.    We
.Tapan'H EmpreAH as   a  Frii'inl,
The Empress of Japan has upon ninny
occasions openly evinced her interest in
children, givingfreelvto all institutions
that exist tn benefit them in any way,
even practicing all sorts of little ec.on'o
miestbatHheinay.be able to swell hor
contributions to certain charities that
most interest her. The conduct of this
woman npon a certain Bad occasion hor
devoted subjects arc never weary of describing, .says Harper's Bazar. Prince
Iwakura. a fearless Japanese leader in
the momentous days or the crisis���from
which tho lovely archipelago is still
trembling in its subsidence to what
seems assured stability���lay dying in
his vashiki. The Empress announced
her intention of paying Iwakura a visii
in person. The poor Prince, weak and
about to die, was thrown into a dangerous state of excitement upon receiving the news, but he managed to borrow
from some hidden nervous force sufficient strength to grasp his writing box
and brushes and to paint her an
urgent but most respectful request not to think of coming to
him. He forced upon her as excuse for
declining vo great an honor the fact of
his rapidly approaching death, and his
consequent inability to acknowledge her
visit with even a s:xteonth part of the
homage it demanded. Ho begged her to
deign to kindly consider howill he must
be when it remained nn impossibility to
throw olf the malady even for her entertainment. In roply, winged with speed,
came a missive whoso import waB as follows :
'���I come not as yonr empress, but as
tbe daughter of yonr fond well wisher
and co adjutor and as your own anxious
Shorn of nil ostentation and display,
flu' empress arrived and remained beside
her grateful subject until hie fund sum.
inmtB. Some years ago, when the im-
porinl palnea was burned, the unselfish
empress, amid all thn excitnraonl aud
discomfort she was for the nonce called
upon to endure in n hasty iii hi to a
comfortless old yssbiki, thinking lirst of
her subjects' natural concern for her
comfort, sat down and wrote tbem a
dainty little rhyme, which proclaimed
as erroneous the roport that she had
changed her residence. It coyly asserted that her home had always been in the
hearts of her people and that she sincerely hoped that neither by flame nor by
cold could she be driven from that dear
Hay was formerly n hedge, and the Hayes,
HtBghs, Hayues, Hawes, Lindsays, formerly Lindshay, Haywoods, Hnyland, Hay-
leys, Hawleys, Haworths and other families thus found a name.���6t. LouIb Globe-
determined to follow this river, but
tvero quite ignorant whether it flowed
into the Artie Ocean or into Hudson
,';iy. It turned out that we wero on a
ttreani th.'it after a course of some 800
miles found its way into the west side
of Hudson Bay at Chesterfield inlet.
We fa; hed'the inlet  about Sept.   1.
On our trip to Hudson Lay wo journeyed
rough 850 miles of entirely new coun-
icy,    No  white  man  had  ever crossed
mat region before, and there is no record
.report of any Indian  having done it
cither.   Theknowloilge that the Indians
avo of this unknown region is entirely
"mythical, as I learned from experience.
Until we got to Chesterfield inlet we
had plenty to eat and livod fairly well.
I itir staple diet was reindeer steak.    We
-hot reindeers every day,   The country
��� just full of these animals.    You will
. ardly believe me when I tell you on
"no occasion I  saw a veritable sea of
uindeers.    I should estimate there were
���ovoral hundred thousand in that herd.
i was one of the greatest sights I ever
itnessed.    ! had an obstructed view for
;ree miles,  and the whole tract was
n-.ered with reindeers.
.. The ground is  always frozen in this
untry, except a few inches on the Bur-
.ce in summer.   The grass   thaws out
fining this season and tho deers live on
it.   In winter they subsist ou moss.
Chesterfield inlet was found to be a
', ong deep fiord. There was no sign of
o in the inlet till about the middle of
���ptember. We stayed two weeks here.
. was now getting late in the season,
,d we had to take a speedy departure
���r Churchill Harbor, which is some
i) miles south of Chesterfield Inlet on
e Hudson bay. it was in making this
. p down the bay that we experienced
.,��� greatest hardships. Our objective
I umt was Churchill, 500 miles south of
icslerfield inlet. We left about the
1 idule of September and reached
nurchill October 19. You can imagine
. io discomforts of a canoe voyage in
��� ctobor along Lake Ontario. Just mul-
r/ily those by a pretty large number
and you will get nn idea of our canoe
trip on the open sea. When we left
< 'hestei'field wo had provisions for about
i i.-ht or ten days only, consisting of
. led reindeer meat, bacon and a little
i i mr. Then the cold was intense, the
s:;y was constantly overcast and drear.
V\ e hardly ever saw the sun and the
winds were adverse all the time. Shorts'after leaving the inlet we encounter-
e i the equinoctial gales and had to lie
up for several days. The tides bothered
us a great deal, and the lack of wood to
cook our provisions was most annoying.
The tides rise from 14 to 18 feet, and in
.nine places run four or five miles in on
the low land, rendering our progress
slow and irritating. The biggest run
we ever made was 85 miles in one day
and the longest period we were stormbound was five days. On one occasion
we were out two days without being
able to land. Three weeks before reaching Churchill our rations began to give
x;t, and our supply keptgetting smaller
The cold was mure severe and things
looked gloomy in the extreme. On one
occasion we shot'a polar hear, all of
which we ato except the skin and bones.
We also shot a few ducks ont from
shore. For five days wo had hardly a
bite to eat and for two days absolutely
nothing. Between hunger and cold we
were much reduced in weight when wo
finally nenred Churchill. The ice formed so rapidly on the shoro that we could
proceed no further by canoe, aud I sent
two of the men whose t ondition was the
best forward to Churchill for relief.
Thoy walked to this place ami brought
us'four dog teams and supplies. It was
un Oct. 1!) when we reached Churchill.
We remained at Churchill nineteen
days to recuperate. I can tell you we
were a pretty sick lot of men when wo
gol there. 1 myself was very weak ami
had to bo carried into the place. But
w.' fSl into kind bunds. The
liov. Joseph Lofl house is ono of the
decentfist mi n than vor lived. Ho is an
English ( iiiirch clergyman, who was
sent out primarily ns n missionary to the
Esqiiimi's. Ho now ministers to ihe Indians. His wife and daughter compose
the family, lie is a young man and hits
been at Churchill since 1880. The res:
our journey was made on foot with
my hands and face, bnt the cold water
and the wind produced blisters as big
as acorns. I gave it up, and never
washed myself for two months at a
Our greatest inconvenience was the
lack of wood. For about three months
we could get almost nothing to cook our
meals with, and a great deal of our food
was eaten raw. This inability to get
fuel, coupled with driving rainstorms
such as you never saw nere, rendered
our plight rather miserable on many an
The total distance covered by the
party, from Athabasca Landing to
Churchill, with canoes was 2200 miles,
and from Churchill to Winnipeg on foot
and by dog team, about 1000 miles. Of
the 2200 miles 850 was through an en-
���irely new country never before traveled by white men.
Mr. Tyrrell has made 11 different exploratory expeditions, but this over the
great Barren Grounds was by far
the most adventurous ot all.
A Convict's  Gratitude.
A well-known firm of bankers in London has just made a profitable investment. Some time ago a man who had
defrauded them of a largo sum of money
wns taken into custody, convicted and
sentenced to a long term of penal servitude. As may be imagined, the prison
fare did not agree with one who had
lived on the fat of tho land. The change
affected him in many ways, but he complained moro particularly of the injury
the food caused to his teeth. Thoy were
neither nnuierous nor in good condition
when he was sentenced, and, as they
rapidly became worse, ho applied to
the governor of the prison for a new set.
Being told that tho Government did not
supply prisoners with artificial teeth, at
the first opportunity he wrote to tho
hanking firm in question, offering, if
i hey would send him a new set, to tell
tliemi something to their advantage.
Thereupon tho bankers, thinking the
offer might be a genuine one, sent the
governor of the prison a check for ��5, and
asked him to provide the convict with a
set of artificial teeth.
In due course the convict kept his
promise and sent the bankers certain
information, by means of which they
were enabled to recover no less thaii
��1,500 of which they had beon defrauded.
They naturally regarded this as the best
investment they had ever made, but it
proved even better than anticipated, for
thev have just received from the prison
authorities a remittance for ��1, the
teeth having cost only ��4.���London
Dangers of Emotion.
Many violent maladies have been supposed to have been produced under the
operation of moral influences. Sennert
believed that fear was capable of provoking erysipelas. Hoffman also made
fear and the adynamy resulting from it
play an important part as the predisposing cause of contagious diseases. Dr.
H. Tuke believed, in particular, in the
influence of fear upon tlie contarion of
rabies. The breaking out of rabies has
been Bometimes observed after psychic
emotion, says the Popular Science
Monthly. Bouley cites the case of a
dog which went mad after having been
immersed in water. Camleia cites a
similar case in a man, and another in
a woman who was frightened by a
drunken man. In order to avoid tho in-
iluence of fear, Desgenettes concealed
the name and the nature of the plague;
and it is to be remarked further that the
Turks died less rapidly of it than the
Christians. Cullen supposed that sad
emotions favor contagious diseases, and
particularly the plague.
This disposition to contagion after violent emotions which determine discharge
of the secretions may be partly explained by the faot that the conditions that
diminish the proportion of the liquids
of the blood favor absorption. It, bow-
ever, seems at least probable that the
nervous discharge is accompanied by
alterations of the blood and modifications of the interior medium which justify the popular expressions concerning
having bad blood and turning the blood.
People Who Kat  Clay.
' Do you know that there are several
settlements of clay-eaters in the United
States, "asked Harry L. Swan, a commercial traveller stopping at the Ebbitt.
"Thereis one in Northern Mississippi,
one in Georgia, another in Tennessee,
and one in Arkansas. I don't know
what there is about common clay that
it is so deleterious, but it affects these
poople worsts than bad whiskey does tho
people in other cities. They are a sallow-looking, cadaverous, sleepy, and
utterly ignorant class, and a rather singular fact, in all four districts I havo
named they practice intermarriage extensively. I wonder no ono has ever
paid them a visit ami written them up
in the interests of science.
"Arkansas also has another queer
people, known as the 'dope-eaters.'
i They aro opium fiends. Children live
and fiix years old go around with a
roll of prepared opium and elm bark
stuck under the lower lip. Theso people are, if possible more degraded and
ignorant than the clay-eaters. There is
a community of them living about
twenty-five miles from Hot Springs,
Ark., where thoy buy their drug."���St.
Louis Republic.
Campbell & Doherty
The Cheapest & Largest Tailoring House
in the Province, employing at present;
20 hands.
We mako men's suits from $5 to $15 cheaper
than others, and yet make more money than "the old
time big profit," small business, slow coach Tailors.
Iflf-Hii List
All  Wool  Business Suits $18.   Old price $25.
Irish Serge, heavy weight $20.     "     "    $30 to its
Fine Worsted Suits, 825 to $35.      "     "     $35 to 46
All Wool l'ants, $4.50.  "     "     $6.50
Tho fact is wo would like to havo
man who sells cheaper than we do.
a look at the
Waterproof Ulsters Sl Overcoat!
to order from $14 np.
Cloth sold by the yard.   Suits cut and trimmed E
you want to make them at homo.
All   immense   stock  of Heady Made
CI (tiling Tor Men and Boys.
Samples and rules for self measurement sent oa
Yon will And ns In the Curtis Block���the Store with the Granite Pillars.
of Wall Paper.
To make room for New Stock, we will give
A Discount of 10 per cent
on all Cash Sales, for 30 days only.
Corner Agnes and 6th Streets, Westminster.
(Successors to BOUCHERAT & Co.)
Special Attentii given to Ilie Mainland He.
The Toronto
Shoe Store
tho assistance of dog tenuis. On Nov.
ii wo left Churchill and walked to York
factory. Wo wore delayed 10 days en
route waitiug lor the Nelson river to
banco covered be
The dlst
fi'ii'ze iivcr. ^^^^^^
tween Churchill nnd Voric factory wns
SOOiniles. Wo remained thi re fonrdayn
and got another dog team and ttaii id
For (>..!��� id House, which i-< 8.10 ;.. -.<
southinst ol Voile Factory, reaohni;
iimt   point   alter   in  days'   walking,
-.in we remained 11 few days aud
���'���tout fur Norway Houso. Reaching
. lie latter [riot e we obtained all tbe dogs
a0 required.    We now took sufficient
o curry ourselves aa well as our supplies
in Selkirk, which place we reached on
,ew Year's Day. Thence we took train
.or Winnipeg,
During our journey from Churchill to
���cliiirlf the weather waa extremely cold,
ibe thermometer whs generally away
own. Noar 40 degrees below zero.
\Y'e slept overy night in the open,
wrapped tightly in rabbit blankets and
dose to a tire which lasted for three or
! ur hours after we fell asleep.
.^During the whole trip we woreEsqui-
mo clothing, which is made of reindeer
i ..in with the hair outside. We made
no attempt to wash ourselves during the
greater part of the trip.   1 tried waininu
Power ci Etaotrlo Bssrohllghts*
Probably not ono person among a hundred has even an approximate conception
of tbo illuminating power of ono of the
great modern electric searchlights, nnd
it is only vaguely understood that it
must be something enormous. As a
mutter of fact, with the projecting reflectors in use which servo ns multiplying factors for the aotual candle-power
of the electric arc, the Illuminating capacity of the beams itBulng from ono of
the largo modern searchlights has  beon
placed at the equivalent of something
over two hundred million candles,   .lust
what this means, ia not easily realised,
though a popular measure of tlie light
ing power is afforded by the statement
i that, niiiler favorable atmospheric con
I ditioiis, ono of these large lights can bo
' seen nearly a hundred  miles away, and
will illuminate objects at a distance of
almost   twenty   miles   with   sufficient
clearness   to   make   their examination
possible with the aid of a iieldglass.���
CaBsier's Magazine.
We have much pleasure in tendering our second holiday
little ! greeting and wishing you all the compliments of the season
L ' Our stock is large, of the best goods, and prices are all i��
favor of the buyer. We believe in keeping the money moving, small profits and qnick returns, and as times are hard anfi
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 customers we wish to please, and we are bound to do that with
Good Goods and Low Prices.     Call and see us.
W. ftftlNTHORNE.
Oldest Business Premises in the City.
ftfngnlflcont Training.
Attendant.���That right arm of yours
seems to bo terrible powerful, sir, compared with your left one.
Bather.���Yes; you seo I've dono the
carving at my boarding-house for the
last seven years.
Gold In Circulation.
The amount of gold coin in actual
circulation in tbe world is estimated by
the Bank of England officials to bs
about su.) tons.
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  Jackete
Corner Columbia and Mary streets, New Westminster. fcfcST   COpq
Why do you look at mo so, Germalne?
Why Is that glare in your scornful oyes?
Troubles we must have, you know, Germain��;
Then you're a fool to let temper rise.
What though your hair be a crown of ilame.
Need you enkindle my hate to fire?
Hove herl   Yes, and that's why she como.
So you may stifle your futile ire.
Deep are her eyes as the dusk, Germalne,
Deep as the dusk aud of mournful brown.
Smiles liko tbe fuiutneas of musk, Germalne,
Brows liko n queen's, but too soft to frown-
After your passionate love and hate,
Sweet, lull sweet, will her mildness be.
Like cooling windB when the day dies lata,
like harbor after a stormy seo.
There, will you never be still, Germalne?
Strange that you're woman enough to cry.
What! you would striko me to kill, Gormaine?
Taste my good blade for your paina���and, diel
Here yo are, men, with tho other one.
Yes, dead is Germalne, hs ye see.
Ihere wasn't room enough 'neath the eun
For the old love, the new love���and mel
-K. ti. Welsh in Springfield Homestead.
Early in the winter of 1863 I was
ordered to report at Benton barracks,
St. Louis, to assist in organizing new
It looked like enow when I left Philadelphia, and it did enow worse and
vyorse as wo speeded farther west. By
tho time we reached Terro Haute, Ind.,
things looked very bluo for getting on.
Anxious not to lose a chance to reach
my station, I "held tho fort" in tho cars,
;he conductor assuring me that the en-
(rino and mail car would go ahead anyhow, and that I could be thus "put
I was awakened by the hrakeman, who
informed me that the conductor had
ijone to tho hotel, leaving him to wako
ine and say that there was no hopo for
anything on wheels going out that night.
My disappointment rendered me angry
��nd unreasonable. I rose up in my
wrath and anathematized the road and
all connected with it, high and low. As
he advised me to stay in the cars, I determined not to do so.
I had been for some eight months at
my home, recovering from an ugly
wound in the face received in our first
advance against Richmond. This was
not entirely hoaled, and my head was
in a bag"���a large covering inclosing
my face and head, leaving only the left
eye and mouth visible���and this, while
it appealed to the patriotic, made me a
queer looking figure.
In the baggage car, chained to my
trunk, was Mac, my dog, a large English
greyhound, a pet I had brought from
home through a feeling of sentiment.
Once determined to . sally forth, I went
to the baggage car, untied Mac, opened
my trunk, exchanged my dress overcoat
for one of rough blue, drew on long
coots outside my trousers, and strapped
on a belt with two six shooters in holsters. Receiving information as to the
direction of the hotel from the brake-
man and calling Mac, we plunged into
Ihe storm. On and on and on wo blundered and stumbled, the poor dog keep
ing close to me and whining piteously,
Suddenly I heard a noise, and forcing
my way aga'-tst the wind and snow toward it came "bang up" against the side
of a house. Under this partial protection I looked along and was cheered hy
the sight of a gleam of light which came
from an open window. I quickly found
the door of the house, and with Mac entered the dingy barroom of a third rate
lager beer saloon. It was about 11
o'clock at night. The proprietor was a
rough, surly German. He stared with
astonishment as we burst in upon him.
"Can I stay here tonight?"
���   "Nawl"
"Why not? Look here, old man, I
look pretty rougS but I've got money
to pay for everything I want or order,"
and I showed him a large roll of greenbacks. "If you can't give me a bed,
make np your fire here bo it will keep
all night, and I'll pay you well to let me
sleep on chairs in this barroom."
"Veil," he replied, with hesitation, "I
haf von room got, unt in't two bed ia,
bud der is von man dare already."
"I don't care if there's an elephant in
the one bed, so I get the other," said L
"Let's have it right off."
"Dor dog ho will here shtay, eh?"
"No, sir-ee. That dog goes where I
do. I'll pay for him like any other Christian.   Put it in the bill."
With a grunt and a shrug tho heavy
old fellow lighted about half an inch of
tallow candle, and tellingme, "Come on,
then," led the way out of a side door and
np dirty, rickety stairs to what might
lie called the "front attic." As we
passed a door on tbe second floor a woman's voice called to the man. I Buppose
she asked him what he was doing, as he
unswered that he was only going to
show "dis feller to bet."
The room in which ho placed me was
mean in every way���one strip of rag
r.arpet in the middle, a poor bed under
each slope of the roof. He placed the
candlestick on a rnde shelf, and with a
grunt took his departure.
I looked around���and did not like the
appeurance of things. I saw a lot of
rough clothing piled on a broken chair
by one bedside, I took the candle and
went quietly over to survey my room-
mat*. I was not prepossessed in his favor. He was a sallow looking chap,
with a big black board and tangled hair.
The outlines of his figure, curled up under the blankets, seemed to indicate that
he was about 7 feet high, and I could
eee that he was feigning sleep and
watching me.
I determined to "bluff it through," if
possible. Placing the candle again on
the shelf, I unbuttoned the overcoat and
drew forth my big "navies;" putting
them on half cock, I twirled the cylinder
around and looked carefully into each
chamber; then with a sigh of relief, and
:,.y if to say, "That'B good for six shots
anyhow," I laid them on the bed I was
to occupy. Then I pulled the old slouch
hat as far over my ears as possible,
turned down the blankets, and with
hoots, overcoat and hat on, turned into
tho bed.
The pistols T placed ono ou each side
,   i will. id   wae, who,  totally usiuluhc-
cd, was asleep on the floor, made him
jump in and lie down close to me, and
then pulled the blankets over us both. .1
quickly dropped into a half sleep. A
movement from the other creaky bed
awakened me. I opened my eyee, and
by the dull snow light which straggled
through the single window could see the
outlines of the man in the other bed, and
he was sitting up.
In an instant I was on the alert, but
made no movement. He leaned forward
and seemed to listen. Then he dropped
down again. In about five minutes ho
once moro raised himself and for a timo
was motionless. Then one leg was put
outside the cover; then the other, and ho
stood erect. With the utmost caution ho
invested his long legs in their proper
garments, and then gathering up his other clothing and boots in his arms h:-
stole quietly as a robber out of the room
I. heard him descend tho stairs and
kn.jck 'ifehtly on the door of the land-
Ion I's chamber. Several times he knocke.v
Th m tho Jours opened, and I could he��
the dull muttering of the big German,
tho shrill whispers of a woman, and earnest though low tones, which must b*
those of the stranger. Then the two
men went down into the barroom, and 5
decided that I was "in for it." I crops
out of bed and went to the door���no
iock or catch was there. I looked f,;v
something to braco against it Nothing
could bo found. One of tho two chaii'i
had only three logs, and neither had :;igv
back.   I was caught in a trap.
I had fought my way through evej:'
grade from private to captain, in ��;������;:���
field, and dono overy lino of duty fro-.d
picket to pitched battle, but I nover h.r.i;
such trying hours as I passed in ttifl'i
bed. I could recognize the Bhufiling o��
stocking shod feet on the first floor ftscl
could hear a steady conversation i%.:
about IB minutes. Then all waa qu:::.'
for a time. Next I heard a heavy, b.i ���
cautious tread, ascending to the landlord's room, and the woman's whisps.'vs
were renewed.
The garret room door was openod Jm;
a crack. There I fastened my gaze, fwi
that point I directed the barrels of eg.
pistols. I heard the stairs creak and rewind howl. %
I watched and waited and finally- *.\
fell asleep. When I awoke, Mao War!
licking my face and broad daylight v^-.i
streaming through the window. Sfj
pistols lay where they had fallen Srtrfii
my hands. I felt in my pockets. Thsifii
was my monoy all right. Quickly ]
made my way down stairs. In tho bf>!>
room, which seemed rather cozy fcj;
morning view, was the host, who mjgj-
looked an honest, sturdy fellow. "fS��.
I have breakfast for myself and dog?"
"Well, I guess so; after a bit."
And all the time he was eying ;;;'��
most curiously. 1 took a seat by the tt^
stove. Ho came and rattled it a lill'ft,
with the poker, and at last said: '!;
"Say, vat mit dat other feller you ���;
lasht night Uot you so moch him skec."..*
"Do!" said 1. "1 didn't do anyth:~>*i
and as to 'skeer' I'll bet a horstjl^".:.,
wasn't half as much 'skeered' as I WflJjH
the thundering big border ruffian I"     . ��
"By shiimniny! dot a good ono
He comes down all mit der drimbils
vakes my wife, und she myself valfjj,
und he say to me, 'Wot for you Bentlss
mine petroom op dot feller mit a ��&
mask his face on, unt two pishtols ffs
dot pig ploothoun dog? I shtay not <$!.
room in mit no such ploothoun unt mrTj.^
terin cudtrote.' I haf de shairs in flft
kitchen for him fix, unt he at de df$v
light leaf mitout his breakfast what l}'*'
he der last night paid."
In spite of its very tame, though u*.
cidedly satisfactory ending, that was im
trying a night as ever I passed in is$'
Fanny Kemble and tha Shopman.
I went out shopping with Fanily
Kemble one spring morning when sh.i
thought her room would look thebrighil
er for muslin curtains to admit the ligh A
She carried a long purse full of sovereigrw
in her hand. We drove to Itogont stretJI
to a shop where she told me her motheSj
and her aunt used both to go. It map
have been over that very counter tha;'
the classic "Will it wash?" was utterecS
The shopman, who had assuredly nc'j
served Mrs. Siddons, or he would hav*
learned his lesson earlier in life, pro-
duced silken hangings and worsted and
fabrics of various hues and textures, to
Mrs. Kemble's great annoyance. I haci
gone to another counter and came back
to find her surrounded by draperies, sit;
ting on her chair and looking very sen>
ous.   Distant thunder seemed in the air,
"Young man," she said to the shopman, "perhaps your time is of no value,
to you; to me my timo is of great value.
I shall thank you to show me the things
I asked for instead of all these thiugr,
for which I did not ask." And she flashed
Buch a glance at him as must have surprised tho youth. He looked perfectly
scared, seemed to leap over tho counter,
and the muslin curtains appeared on the
spot.���Mrs. Ritchie in Macmillan'l Magazine.
A Ghost Story of tho Victoria MMutar,
A ghost story is told which hinges np-.
on the disaster to tho British warship
Victoria. It takes tho familiar form of
the ghost on tbo stairs and is as follows;
At Lady Tryon's party, given on the
ovening of the fatal collision between the
Victoria and the Camperdown, a well
known lady saw the figure of Sir George
Tryon on tho stairs aud watched it pass
down into the refreshment room.   Lady
 was surprised, and coming across a
friend told ber what Bhe had seen, adding, "I must go and tell Lady Tryon
what a pleasant surprise she has given
us all, and I must find Sir George to
speak to bim." Upon this the second
lady, who is also well known in society,
said: "Do not say anythingto Lady Try-
on. I saw Sir George, too, and I spoke
to her, and she seemed annoyed. She
says that Sir George is not here. He is
with his ship."���Exchange.
"Will you be true to me at the seashore, Maud?"
"Tea, Charlie, dear. I won't get en.
gagad to any other man without letting
you know."���Harper's Bazar.
Karalt and Hamadryaa. Cobra viper and
Sea-snake���About   10,000   Person*   Die
Bach  Yoar from   the  BffaaU of I'lt ��� i���
Indian Serpent Charmers,
"Your honor, here's a snake."
It is Wahid Khan, the usually-silent
cook, who has come in from the bazar
for his day's work, aud now stands holding up proudly for inspection his long
iron shod bamboo walking staff, upon
the end of which balances unessily the
still wriggling body of a heavy snake,
about three feet in length.
A moment later I have the creature's
head inside a pair of forceps, for the art
which enables the native snake-charmer
fearlessly to catch even tin1 most poisonous and lively snake with his bare hand
is one that I have never attempted to
acquire. Sure enough, I find the oval
head which characterizes the Colubridee,
and a glance at the side makes it plain
that the scale in front of the eye extends right down to the scale in which
the nostril is situated. This indicates
almost certainly that the species is poisonous. To satisfy myself completely, I
force open the wide month which still
snaps at my fingors, and on either side
above am able to make out, almost completely sunk in folds of the skin, the single vicious little fang, which in poisonous
snakes replaces one of the long rows of
small, sharp teeth found in harmless
species. This clenches the matter and
shows beyond doubt that the reptile is
one of the poisonous Colutiriih aor asps,
the markings indicating that it is a ka
Karait are an especial nuisance where
they occur, for they love to live about
human habitations, and have an uncomfortable habit of dropping upon one'B
bed out of the thatch with which the
bungalows are roofed. They lurk on
the tops of window-sashes, coil themselves up behind the basin on the wash-
stand, and like the privacy of an empty
drawer. They are too stupid or too lethargic to get out of the way, unless actually inconvenienced, and the result is an
appalling number of deaths from their
More deadly even than the karait is
the almost equally common cobra and
the comparatively rare hamadryas.
1 hose creatures are both related to the
karait and can be distinguished from
harmless snakes Iry the same signs. The
cobra, it is true, will usually get out of
the way wheu it hears footsteps, but,
upon tbe other hand, it's temper is exceedingly Bhort, and when it does bite
medical science is seldom of muoh
An Instance which is generally believed out here is described where a man
who wsb cutting wood was bitten by a
cobra upon the finger. With the
courage of despair, and without waiting an instant to reflect, he raised his
ax in the other hand and chopped the
finger clean off upon the spot. For the
time being he felt uo effect of tho poison, Presently he began to call hiinBelf
a fool for having cut off his finger, and
to think that he might aB well try
to save it. He replaced it in position.
The poison penetrated into bis system
through tbe rejoined blood vessels, aud
the result was one more death from
snake-bite. A caso where a woman was
bitten in the hand by a cobra while she
was nursing her child, with the result
that both mother and infant died, has
been recorded officially by a qualified
physician, and shows how exceedingly
virulent the poison sometimes is. Only
the other day i. case was reported which
occurred close to Calcutta, where a man
killed a cobra and cut off its head. He
proceeded to exhibit his trophy to a
friend. In doing so he accidentally
scratched his hand against one of the
fangs, and died shortly afterward from
the blood-poisoning which ensued.
Dried and pulverized, the poison is almost as deadly as when injected by the
live cobra. Native doctors use it medicinally in microscopic doses, and have a
barbarous method of extracting it.
They put a cobra into an earthenpot,
and drop a banana in after it. They
then tie down the lid, and heat the pot
over a fire. The wretched snake is soon
tortured into a rage in its baking prison,
nnd bites the banana in its paroxysms.
The fruit is afterwards carefully dried,
aud is then ready for use. It is pronounced under some circumstances to
be a wonderfully powerful stimulant,
but is only used in extreme cases, and
even then probably does infinitly more
harm than good.
The karait, the cobra, and the hamadryas are all colubrine snakes or asps,
related more or less closely to the poisonous coral snakes of the American
continent, and probably also to the asp
with which Cleopatra committed suicide
in a bygone age.
India also has a plentiful supply of
viperine snakes. These creatures can
always be recognized without diffioulty
by their broad. Bwollen heads aud their
necks covered with tiny Bcales.
Vipers are divided into pit vipers,
characterized by the posession of a little
hole or pit easily visible npon the side
of the head between the eye and the
nostril, and true vipers, which are without this organ. The pit vipere of India
aro related to the rattlesnake, though
none of tbem have the curious arrangement of horny scales at the tip of the
tail, which forms the rattle of this
well-known creature. They are not
nearly so deadly as the rattlesnake, for,
though deaths are occasionally caused
by them, their victims are far more
likely than not to recover. Tho bite iB
none the leas painful until the effects
pass off.
Far more fatal than any of the Indian
pit vipers are the daboia and the echis,
which are both classed as true vipers.
The daboia is a bright yellow-colored
species, with conspicuous black chain
like markings upon the back. It iB a
fierce, sluggish creature, which will
hardly trouble to get out of the way,
though it hisses loudly when it happens
to hear one coming. It has enormous
movable fangs and a poison so deadly
that once a man has been bitten by it
deeply he has hardly any chance of recovery. The echis is sand-colored and
very much emaller, but if anything
even more vicious. It accounts for a
good many deaths, especially in the
Province of Sini, for it makes up in ag
gression what it lacks in size, and has a
most unpleasant habit of darting to
strike its prey.
To complete the catalogue of the
poisonous snakes to be found in this part
of the world, which can well claim to
lie the headquarters of deadly species, I
should mention the sea snakes. Theso
reptiles are sometimes exceedingly num
erous in the Bay of Bengal. Sea snaitca
can always be recognized by the flatten
ed, oarlike tails with which they steer
their way through the waves. They ��p-
pear to be invariably poisonous. One
of the best-known instances of their bite
occurred to a sea captain who was bathing in the Moulmein harbor. The immediate result waft to raise his spirits
and to mako him unusually sociable.
He is said to have declared that he felt a
glow all over him which was rather
agreeable than otherwise, but he died
all the same in 72 hours after being bitten.
Altogether about 20,000 persons die
each year in India from the bites of
the various snakes I have mentioned.
The casualties are confined almost entirely to the poorer and more ignorant
natives, who habitually go a lout with
bare feet. For, although creatures like
the hamadryas and the echis are occasionally spoiling for a fight, as a general
rule a snake is no more anxious to be
trodden upon than a man is to tread
upon it. The consequence is that people who wear hoots are hardly ever bitten, This is not so much because of the
protection ot the leather as on account
of the noise made by a boot npon the
ground, which warns the snake to get
out of the way.
Tho Britisli Government does what it
can to get rid of poisonous snakes, Large
rewards are annually paid for their
heads, and in this way great numbers
are destroyed. Attempts are constantly
being mafle to clear away the rubbish
which accumulates around village sites.
and thus to reduce the shelter In which
these creatures breed. As yet, however,
hardly any appreciable effect has been
produced, Year after year the tale of
deaths remains undiminished and fresh
snakes appear as fast as their predeces
sors are killed off.���E.G. Cotes, of the
Indian Museum, Caloutta.
The Hardened Ouin ot Trees That Flourished Ferhaps Millions of Years Ago.
"Amber is the gum of a conifer, but
of what species no one knows. It belonged to the first period of vogetation
of the earth. No one knowB in what
climate these trees grew, and no fossil
traces of them are left for the geologist.
It is not improbable that they produced
amber and were stately trees millions
of years ago. Dr. R. Kiebs, of Konigs-
berg, the highest authority on this subject in the world, says there are 2,000
different varieties of insects found imprisoned in amber, and this gives us a
pretty correct idea of the fauna in the
remote age in which they lived. Thoy
give us besides evidences of that period
of which we have no other trace. It iB
very interesting to compare these insects
with thoae now existing, as the common fly, for example. Others, again,
the entirely different, showing extinct
species. Dr. Kiebs' theory is that the
amber was carried to East Prussia during
the glacial epoch and imbedded in the
blue earth where it is found. This blue
earth is a very heavy clay, and the strata
vary in thickness from threo to twenty-
seven feet. Dr. Kiebs considers that
this imbedding process occurred in what
geologists term the tertiary period.
"The right to mine amber or to take
it from the sea dates back to the time
the first knights who colonized East
Prussia appeared���in the fifteenth een
tury. They had the primary right to
mine. Subsequently the right merged
in the government, which granted the
privilege to private parties for an annual consideration. My firm payB to
the Prussian government every year
1,000,000 marks for the right, which
equals about $250,000 in your money.
We mine and market between eighty
and ninety different sizes of amber for
shipping. The largest and most perfect
specimens are made into mouth pieces
for pipes, etc., and tho emalle8t pieces
are made into the amber varnish, which
is largely used in the interior of steamships, railroad coaches and on fine furniture."���St. Paul Globe.
Competitive Beauty.
Mr. Grant Allen says that the last 85
years have marked a great advance in
the beauty of English women. A quarter of a century ago, he says, he traveled
both in England and in France, and, as
became a naturalist, took peculiar note
of the appearance of the girls. Very
lately he has been over the same ground
again, and reports that the French women are no prettier than they were, but
that among the damsels of the middle
class in England the improvement is
unspeakable. He finds that the yonng
English girls are better grown than formerly, and have bettor figures, better
features and much more intelligent faces
than their mothers. Beauty lies so
largely in the eye of the beholder that it
is possible that some of the improvement
Mr. Allen notes is due to a change in
himself. It is conceivable that his
heart warms more readily that it did to
British beauty, or that 25 years of ripening experience have brought him a keener appreciation of the fresh and simple
charms of youth. Yet he is by profession
an observer of natural phenomena and
Bhould know whereof he speaks. It is
probably true that English girls have
grown handsomer, and the reason is not
far to seek. The development of athletics has doubtless had something to do
with it, but it is Bafe enough to attribute
the major part of the improvement to
the effect of competition. For the last
two decades the American girl has notoriously set the pace for the English
maidens, who, it seems, have made a
gallant and not altogether unsuccessful
effort to keep np with it, while the
French women, being comparatively
free from American competition, show
no appreciable progress. So far as the
English girls are concerned, what an
excellent result this is, and how creditable to the native grit which prompted
them to do their liest instead of settling
hopelessly down under discouragement!
The Amorican girl, it appears, it good
for everybody,  her   rivals included.���
Harper's Weekly. 	
Canada's Ulg Cheese.
In the course of an address before the
Western Dairymen's Association Prof.
Robertson, Dominion Dairy Commissioner, speaking of the mammoth cheese
exhibited by Canada at the World's
Fair said: ' 'I need hardly speak of our
misfortune in having tho man who purchased it refuse to take it. The surface
was damaged, but the damage did not
go beyond the surface. My contract
with him was that the cheese was to be
in good eondition in Chicago. He holds
that it should be in good condition in
Liverpool. The only way to make him
pay would bo to have a law suit. Better
not iollow that course. We will sell it,
and if we do not get more than five or
eight or ten cents a pound for it wo will
pocket that and believe that the big
cheese was a capital advertising hit.
and that it did the country good ser
iters I Gartners!
Now Examine these Prices:
Steel hatchets,
Claw hammers
Corapas saws
Hand saws
Draw knives
Bench axes
35C up
35c-  "
20C.    "
35c- "
50c. "
85c.  "
A1 Pencils per dozen   45c
Augers, per inch      -    50c.
Set 12 Auger bits &?$& $2 00
Set 12 Chisels     -      -      3 85
D. B. Axes    -
S. B. Axes    -
Handled Axes
Xcut saws per foot -
Brush hooks    -
Grub hoes
Hay Cutters
Curry comb & brush
$1 35 up
70 '
90 '
38 '
1 00 '
75 '
60 '
65 '
1 00 '
25 '
Brushes���Wall, 15c; Oval, 10c; Varnish, 10c.
Hoes, 35c. Rakes, 35c. Spades, 6^c. Shovels, 60c.
Forks���Hay,  45c;    Manure,   75c;    Spading,   95c.
These  are all first-class  Goods, and we are bound to close
them out.    Come and see them.
Timber,   Lumber,   Shingles,   Lath,   Pickets,  Doors,
Windows,  Frames,  Mouldings,  House Finish,
Mantels,   School    Seats  and  Desks,
Fruit  and Salmon Boxes,
&c,     &c,      &.C.
Importers   of Plate,   Sheet,   and Fancy Glass
Lumber  accurately  Sawn,
Orders  Promptly  Filled.
Orders   by  Mail   Receive
Prompt Attention,


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