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Queen's Printer
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Vol I.
NEW   WESTMINSTER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   FEB. 10,   1894. No. 22.
MERCHANT'S HOTEL, corner of McNeely
and Columbia Streets.     Best   Wines
and Cigars kept constantly on hand.   JAS.
CASH, Proprietor.	
ROOM. Oysters fresh dully. All same
Insoason. Open day and night. Meals at
nil hours. Flrst-cluss cusine. No Chinamen.
HARRY HUGHES, Proprietor.
GROTTO HOTEL. This House lias been
thoroughly renovated and refurnished.
and the proprietor solicits a share of public
patronage. MEALS, aflcents. White cooks.
6. R. SMALL. Proprietor.
vUEEN'S HOTEL, coiner Olement and
l Columbia Streets. G. 11. WILLIAMS,
Proprietor. Flrst-oluss in every lmrtlcuhir.
Pure Winos and Liquors, and choice brands
of Cigars. 	
mllE TELEGRAPH HOTEL. Front street
I    opposite to the Forry Landing.   Npth
��    oppos
ing but choicest of liquors and.gfars. reie-
plione 168., V- O. Box 81). HOOAN UROfc..
-.OCIDENTAL HOTEL, corner Columbia
B. (
Ltauo'rr'and oiffirfflspensed at the
.1.0. GRAY, Proprietor.
I and Begbie Streets, New Westminster.
0. Rates for Board and Lodging: Per
,,$1.00 per week, S5 GO. The best orWlnes,
;:.;.,= ond niirars d siiensed at the  bar.
DEPOT HOTEL, Columbia Street, New
Westminster, The best $1.00 a day houso
in Canada. The rooms are superior, and the
HotelI is will adapted to the needs of families,
to whom��� ecl/rates are given Boardby
tho weok at reduced rates. P. O. BILODEAU,
Proprietor. ________	
IOTEL DOUGLAS, corner of Columbia
. I andMcKeiule Streets. Now Westminster American and European plan. Shaving
parlor attached, under the management of
Walker Restaurant open day and night.
Sample room for commercials. A. J. TOLMIE,
Proprietor. Telephone 111.   P.O. Box ~a.
New Westminster.   This is the popular
Hotel of the city.   Airy and well furnTshed
rooms. Cusine department carefully supervised, and the dining tables supplied with
all the luxuries of the season. Banquets
snrcad to order. Lato suppers provided at
Sort notice. Choice Wines. lWs ami
Olgars In tho sample room. A. VACHON,
MANN & SMITH. Light and heavy dray-
ing of all kinds. Household furniture
carefully removed, and special attention
fftven to removing pianos, safes, etc. Mill
wood teamed to o?der. Express at all hours.
Telephone 88.  ���
FOR Sale or exchange for property in B. 0.
One hundred acres of land tn Manitoul u
Isl��nd-50 acres cleared, baancc good hardwood and cedar. Four miles from .county
town, 1 mile from school, good house, good
water, Title good. Adress, Suiischibeh.
Office Pacific Canadian.
Pure Bred Berkshire
The undersigned, breeder ofP"e Bred
Berkshire Swino, has always on hand pigs. nl
"li wes whicli will be sold at reasonable
prices.   Applv to
Cloverdale, B.C.
One Dollar per Tear.
The subscription price of this paper is
$1 per annum. The Pacific Canadian
is the only $1 papor published in Britisli
Columbia, and is certainly tho best
paper published for the money in any
of tho western Provinces of Canada. A
newspaper is an educator, and no
family should be without one. The
Canadian is designed for a family paper,
and is always free of objectionable
matter. Every homo should havo it.
Only $1 per year.
Mn. A. .1. Annand, of (llenwood, was
in town yesterday. He reports part of
tho road obstructed with fallen timber.
Mu. J. W. McCou. has retired from
the legal (inn of Corbould & MeColl, and
will open a separate ollice. We bespeak
for him a nourishing practice.
The Surrey logging camp of the Royal
Citv Mills Co., will commence operations
again next Thursday. Tho camp has
beon closed down for a couple of months.
Canon Penthkath, of Winnipeg, has
declined the rectorship of Holy Trinity
Cathedral, not being able to agree to the
financial offer of the church committee.
The weather during the woek has
been mild and spring like, and if it continues so for a short time longer, farmers
will begin to think that seeding time is
close at hand.
Notice of the all-Important redistribution bill was given in the Honse on Monday by the Hon. Premier. Before our
next issue the details of It will probably
the before tho people.
Tho house ot Mr. S. Hobbins. on the
Scott road, in the Municipality of Surrey,
was destroyed by fire a week ago. Building and contents were a total loss,
amounting to about $700.
Anyone wishing to purchase a first-
rate farm of CO acres at a very moderate
price can learn particulars by applying
at this office. The farm is in Surrey and
Is admirably suited for hop growing.
TaE many friends of Mr. Murdoch W.
Gillis, contractor, who met with an unfortunate accident a couple of weeks
ago, resulting in a broken leg, will be
glad to learn that he is making a very
satisfactory recovery, and is now out of
the Hospital.
Mb. fcl. A. Cawley, Reeve of Chllllwack, gave tho Canadian a call oil
Tuesday. He was on his way, in company with some other prominent Chilli-
wackers, to Victoria to consult with tho
Government on matters of great concern
to the peoplo of that flourishing valley
The latest news iu regard to tho
Fraser bridge is a report current here
yesterday afternoon that the  Westmin
Yesterday was about an average day
on the market as regards supply and
transactions. Prices, however, fluctuated somewhat, more especially in the
item of beef. Thero was a surplus of
pork, and the price tends downward.
The supply of potatoes Is not equal to
tho demand, and theycontluue strong at
an advanced price. Oats aro called for,
but fow aro offoring. We quote as
Butter, 50 to 00 cents per roll. Eggs,
2.1 cents per dozen.
Ducks, live, 00 cents each. Chickens,
live, SO per doz. all round; dressed, 50
cents each.
Pork, wholo, 1% cents; cuts, i)   to 11
j cents.    Hoof, forequarters, -1 to 5 cents;
hindquarters, 7 cents; cuts, 7 to 11 cents.
Mutton, whole, 0 cents; cuts,   8   to  18
j cents.
Hay remains at $13 per ton.
Oats scarce, and no lixed quotation for
ordinary; an extra line sample brought
$30 per ton.    Wheat, 328 to 880 por ton.
Potatoes stiff at $20 per ton. Turnips, JO; mangolds, 87; whito carrots, 80;
red carrots, $10 to $11; beets, 1% conts
por lb.; cabbage, 14 cents; parsnips, 1J
cents; onions, 1% conts.
Apples, $1 to $1.25 per box.
Correspondence of Pacific Canadian.
For the past two weeks we have enjoyed very fine weather, bright sunny
days and slightly frosty nights. Temperature at this station for .lanuary:
Mean, max. 40.19; min. 29.18. Precipitation total for the mouth, 7.73.
Since the excitement of the Opposition
members   meetings   and the municipal
In the course of last summer Mr. Pou-
drier says that over one hundred people
came across the survey party, examining the land with a view of settling on It.
These people were principally native
Canadians, but the greater portion   of
licates, the total of examinees- rising
from 200 in 1892 to 271 in 1893. All
but 35 of theso last satisfied tho examiners, although 73 of them only obtained the lowest certificate, 12 reaching
the highest standard and 27 the   erne
them were from Oregon. Ono drawback :[closely approximating, these being first-
Is the lack of means of getting into the ; class, grades A and B respectively. The
place. Of course catt'e raising could be report makos as to these certificated
carried on very profitably there now, j teachers the following significant rebut for agricultural purposes road com-! marks: "At the prosent time, the n"m-
electlous has passed away, the affairs of | munication is needed. The old telegraph ! ber of certificated teachers about equals
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this settlement in sympathy with other | trail, which was cut twenty-live feet
portions of the coruoration, have assum-1 wide so as to serve as a wagon road as well,
ed their old standing. Our neighbors , Is still there, and although much over-
across the line are apparently to be [grown, it would bo a comparatively
treated in the near future   to   it   mild  cheap tusk- to clear and open  it iip for
Moore Thompson.
On Wednesday last Mr. R. A. F. Moore,
who has the job bepartment of the Pacific Canadian, and Miss Alberta M.
Thompson, of "The Elms," Brantford,
Ont., were married at the Methodist parsonage by the Rev. Mr. Hall at 7 30 p.
m., Miss N. Gray acted as maid of Honor
and Mr. and Mrs. J. C Gray as witnesses. The brido was dressed in pink cre-
pon trimmed with Nile green ribbon and
looked charming, while the groom sustained his part with great composure.
��� After the ceremony the party returned
to tho residence of Mr. J. C Gray,
brother-in-law of the groom, where a
sumptious dinner was partaken of by a
number of intimate friends and congratulations extended. After music etc.
the wedding couple entered the carriage
amid a shower of rice and were driven
to their home, corner 7th St. and Royal
Mr. and Mrs. Moore wore the recipients
of many beautiful presents and embark
on their new journey of life amid the best
wishes of a large circle of friends both
here and in the East.
We do not hold ourselves responsible for the
opinions of correspondents.
To tho Editor of Pacific Canadian.
Sir,���1 am sure you take an interest
In the welfare of New Westminster and
are ready to advocate what vou believe
is conducive to its prosperity. The
great question just now before tho people is:     Will wo have a railway  and
Now goods arriving daily at
Don't place your orders before
seeing our Stock.
Opposito Masonic Block,
traffic bridge that is to cost us 8250,000
steVdVlegaUonVrelnforce'db7delegatTons I as �� bonus> ,tho brld8? to belong to the
-���'-������"���-    '       ,,,...    waited Up0n | builders and  under  their control, a toll
,,,���:.������.���,,,������������., o���   .oursuav evening, ito be charged and collected by the own-
I ,��j .n^^H.j in  ..��..!.. "��� ,i.:."_ ! ers, no guarantee of good service, and
no security to tho city for the bonus
money, while the bridge will be used as
a railway crossing from all parts to and
from Vancouver, which is and always
will be the terminus, and deservedly so?
There can bo no doubt Vancouver will
get the greatest benefit. As It is to be
hoped traffic will largely Increase in the
immediate future, a railway bridge
must interfere with other travel, and
not be that benefit to New Westminster
which we have a right to look for after
Mainland Truck and Dray
Draylng & Teaming Promptly
Attended to.
from Chilliwack and Delta
the Government on Thursday evening
and succeeded in arranging everything
satisfactorily, not only for tho bridge but
for tho Delta Railway.   This needs to bo
confirmed, but is generally accepted as
Mb. H. MoCtTTCHKON, late editor and
publisher of the Kamloops Sentinel, was
in the city on Wednesday. He called at
the Canadian sanctum, and the editor
of this journal enjoyed a very entertaining hour's conversation. Mr. McCuteheon
is very earnest in his political beliefs,
and is an admirable newspaper man. j saddling tbe city with a debt of 8250,000
He is contemplating a journalistic ven-1 as a bonus to the builders of such bridge,
ture In one of the coast cities, and if. ho j Sir, I believe the city will bo better
takes hold he is almost certain lo meet ] served, and derive a greater benefit, by
with success. ! building a good steel   and iron  traffic
bridge, one  good  and  sufficient  for in-
edltlon of a railway boom, if the project
now under consideration materializes.
Mr. A. J. Annand and his force of
men are making good progress with the
road work now under construction, from
tho Glenwood school houso north.
As tho Opposition have had their lllng
in holding meetings, etc., would it not
be well for those who bellove in and
endorse tho policy of the Govornmont to
get together and organize for the coming
struggle. I, for one, do not believe in
tho blue ruin cry of the Opposition members and their organs, and feeling convinced that the majority of voters In
Surrey are on tho same side of the
political fonce, the Columbian notwithstanding, 1 would suggest that a public
meeting be held at an early date to consider the outlook, etc.
H. T. T.
Hazelmere, B.C., Feb. 8, '04.
Correspondence Pacific Canadian.
Mr. Alex. Anderson has returned from
the city to prepare his farm for the spring
Mr. Murdoch Kirby is spending the
winter in England with his parents. He
is expected to return homo In March.
It is reported that a family will soon
move on to the J. B. Butchard ranch,
which has been vacant nearly a year.
Major Marsh, of Her Majesty's army
at Halifax, is visiting his brother here
this winter. They are cousins to the
much respected Kirby family.
The settlers intend holding a meeting
at A. Shields' house to further discuss
the advisability of clearing out the
Campbell river, so as to enable them to
float out and dispose of the immense
quantity of cedor and alder logs which
abound in this vicinity.
A. J. Annand has a force of thirty men
at work on the Anderson road, and under
such an able manager the work Is progressing favorably.
J. Walworth lost a valuable ox a few
days ago. The animal died of red-water,
a disease which has killed several cattle
iu the neighborhood. Would one bo kind
enough to Insert in these columns a cure
for the baneful disea9o.
Mr. Rocbart, of Hall's Prairie, had a
fat sheep stolon out of his barn a few
nights ago. It was carried to the corner
of the field, then slaughtered, and the
mutton carried away. This sort of thing
Is becoming very monotonous, as seven
head of fat cattle have disappeared this
fall in the same way. The proper
authorities should look after such doings,
and bring the guilty parties to justico.
In addition to the
thousand square miles
agricultural purposes
Valley, there is still
the demand, and the prospects aro that
in tho near futuro there will bo a sufficient number of holders of certificates
to enable Boards of Trustees, in case of
vacancies, to select from a large number of applicants. Those who have had
estimated three little or no experience lu teaching will
of land fit for I doubtless lind It difficult to secure ap-
Iu tho Noclnieo | pointments. It behoves those, there-
large area thut I foro, who propose   entering the profes-
could bo used for pasture.   The country J sion of teaching to lit themselves for the)
Is   thoroughly   level, stones and rocks | work by utilising overy facility afforded
being practically unknown, and tho soil
of the richest quality.
"In fact," said Mr. Poudrier, "I am
quite satisfied that when a road is built
into that section tho pooplo will come in
by hundreds. There is quite a local
market offering, as well as the Omenica
mining region to supply. There has
been laid out this season about half a
million acres of the most promising and
convenient lands."
Furred game Is scarce, so that the Indians are turning their attention to
different pursuits than hunting, and are
anxious to learn farming. They aro a
very peaceful and Intelligent set of
people, nearly all of them being able to
spoak English or French, and the one,
old or young, who cannot read and write
in his own language being an exception.
Thoy are a branch of the Tlnnees Indians, sometimes called the "carriers,"
from an old custom which prevailed
whereby the bodies of the men were
cremated after death, and the widows
carried the ashes of their deceased lords
for the space of a year afterwards.
The party had a good summer, met
with some hard weather, but had the
good fortune to enjoy tho best of health
throughout the season, several of them
catching the grip on their return. The
work last year was altogether surveying the territory that had already been
A Magnificent area of Agricultural and
Orazinff Lands.
The refusal of the   Roman Catholic i,    ,   , , . .      , ,,       . ,
Church here to accent   for   St.   M;U.V'S j tended iMirposes, on whie . a to   may be
Hospital any share of the proceeds of a ff�� .a"d controlled bv the  c v
public ball give,, for charitable purposes, j ^."d'( a ("'1(lso wou'd Riv(', m?,e >��lhfi ;
wus eminently proper.    As a general ftIo�� to tenters and residents genera y
lie  too rculv ' surrounding districts, who could
to accept profits  from  methods  deemed I l;01,U! iln'1 "T�� ilt ��" ,tlme8' withmlTt fcf or
danger from  passing  trains,    I believe
thing Christian churches aie too
evil when   practiced  for  the  benefit of [
ordinary laymen.    To be  perfectly con-
slstent,   however,   the    wide    Catholic i
church should discountenance gambling
I at church bazaars and Inquire into tlie j
working of the Quebec lotteries.
Agents for T. Hembrough & Co.'s Brick,
Tile and Pottery Works.
Orders received forGilley & Rogers'Coal.
Importer and Manufacturer of
Harness, Saddles, Etc.
A DELEGATION from Delta,
of Messrs. W. II. Ladner, Benson, Putter-
son and Arthur, Waited upon the Government on Wednesday to urge the desirability of Provincial uid to the Delta,
New Westminster  >t Eastern Railway.
the Government would be pleased to
guarantee a larger bonus if necessary,
and also that the neighboring municipalities would bo more ready to assist
the city iu such an undertaking than II
1 the money went lo strangers who had
composed | no interest but to make money out of
the transaction. Sir, the C. P. R. has
taught us a lesson we cannot soon forget.
Their high rates crush our trade. They
take all the profit and in a manner put
un embargo  on  Industry.    Let us be
Tbe project, as we stated editorially last warned, and not put ourselves In tho
week, Is a most deserving  one, and   its j hands of a company who have no Intor-
consiiniinaiioii will   conduce   largoly  to j est hut their own to  serve.    New West-
Victoria Colonist.
The fact is constantly becoming more
generally known and admitted that the
man who published British Columbia to
tho world as the "sea of mountains,"
knew but little about tho country.
Thanks to the excellent system of explorations and surveys instituted by the
Provincial Government some few years
ago, and since prosecuted with energy,
there have been brought to light vast
stretches of tho most desirable agricultural und pastural land In Canada; areas
sufficient to supply many times the population of this Province and slill meet the
wants of an immense outside .market
witli farm and kindred products. In the
first couple of years, exploratory parties
were sent out to generally map out the
ground, but now that some extensive
farming lands have been discovered,
Ihese parties have been formed into survey camps .and spend the summer making surveys of the niostdeslrablo portions
of tbe laud that has Iwen explored.
The party despatched this year under
Mr. A. L, Poudrier, and which has recently returned, numbered twenty-five
moil, two of whom have token up land
and remained behind.
In the summers of 1880 and 1890, Mr.
Poudrier had charge  of   parties whose
The Province's Public Schools.
The following digest of the Report of
tho Public Schools of Brltish.Columbla Is
from the Vancouver News-Advertiser;
The 22nd annual report of the Education Department, whicli has just been
Issued, contains much interesting information concerning the public schools
of the Province. The report discusses
the school year ending June 30th, ISM,
the records of which are declared to evidence marked improvement and satisfactory progress. The number of Provincial school districts was, at the end of
tho year, 109, showing a gain of 15
for the twelvemonth, the number of
schools meanwhile growing proportionately and numbering 1G6. Of these, 4
were High Schools, 16 Graded Schools,
and 0 Ward Schools, whilst tho remaining 140 were rural ones. The increased
number of schools naturally necessitated an increased numbor of teachers
and monitors, who were at the end of
the school year under report 267 in all,
the total showing a gain of 39 on the
number similarly engaged in the previous year. The numbor of pupils enrolled Increased to 11,496, a gain of
723 over the total of 1891-2, whilst the
average daily attendance, rather mure
than correspondingly enlarged, being
7.111, or 884 abovo the quota of the
previous year. The percentage of average attendance In the cities reached
the fairly satisfactory total of 68.41,
that of 53.82 representing the average
attendance of the rural districts. As
some of these have far extending limits,
are provided only with bad roads and are
inhabited by n very scattered population,
the rural percentage of attendance Is
relatively the more satisfactory of the
two figures.
Teachers salaries during tho vear
amounted to 3174,847.33, whilst the
incidental expenses of rural schools,
amounted to the modest total of so,-
374.10, the expenditure of the Education ()uice attaining a total of 89,-
336.110, a sum very moderate, having
regard to the extensive requirements of
such a vast Province as this and the
calibre of the officials engaged. Tho
average cost of oach enrolled pupil came
to $16.57,  whilst  thu  total  expenditure
of the Department ou education proper
was 831,331.67 under the estimates, a
decided exception to the general rule of
Governmental expenditure. School
houses,   built   during   the    year,    cost
them. We would suggest that It would
bo of groat advantage to the Inexperienced to spend as ii.uch timo as
possiblo In visiting orderly and well-
conducted schools beforo undertaking
active duties, in ordor to obtain a knowledge ef the methods omployed, the discipline observed, and In fact to learn
how to manago a school."
It is eminently necessary for the teacher to have a good educational standing!
but It is oqually important that ho haver
a good knowledge of everything required
for the proper management of a school.
lt is thus made evident that in tho
vory near future, the less perfectly qualified teachers will not find It easy to
obtain appointments, whilst very young
applicants will, rightly enough, either
have to wait a little ore receiving teach*
ers appointments, or else content them-
selver awhile with terms of apprenticeship as monitors.
The young womau of sixteen or eighteen, and the young man of eighteen
or twenty who obtain certificates of
qualification to teach and yet scarcely
know the difference between a register
and a recitation record book, or who
caunot make out correctly tho monthly
and yearly reports required, are certainly not properly prepared for the profession.
Such are the chief points suggested by
a consideration of that portion of the
Report, which deals mainly with statistics. There are however in the remainder of the Report, valuable references to
curriculum, school methods and results.
A Bad Fall.
Victoria, Feb. 3.���,T. Keith, the architect, had a narrow escape from death
last night. He fell 35 feet from the E.
& N. railway bridge into the water. Ho
struck his forehead either on a stono or.
piece of wood, for he was badly cut, and
Is probably suffering from concussion of
the brain, although that has not yet
been determined. There was no one elss
on tho bridge when he fell, and as he is
In no condition to offer an explanation
the particulars arc not to be had. Some
fishermen who were near at hand beard
the splash, accompanied by cries and
struggles, and quickly rowed their boat,
to the spot from which the sound came.
They pulled him ont of the water in a
half-drowned condition, and escorted
him to tho city police station. Under
the light he presented a sorry spectacle.
His clothes wero dripping wet and mudiy
and blood streaming from a gash in his
forehead. Dr. George Duncan, medical
health officer, was sent for, and after
dressing the wounds and prescribing for
him directed him to be taken to the
Jubilee Hospital. He was seen there
again this morning, and while he seemed
to be doing very well the doctor fears;
that he is Buffering from concussion of
the brain. Mr. Keith, as an architects
quite well known. Ho was n member of
the former firm of Eever & Keith, and it
was he who designed the accepted plans
of the proposed Anglican cathedral. He
is uls .��� prominent In musical circles.
ORIGIN  OF  FAMILY  NAMtS.        ':
647 Front St., New Westminster.
the prosperity of the most Important
agricultural district In British Columbia.
From the utterances of Premier Davie
at public meetings in Westminster District, it is clear that he realizes the Importance of this proposed railway, and
the people to be served have therefore
reason to expect that every legitimate
encouragement will be extended to tbo
enterprise by the Provincial Administration,
Tiik festival of the Chinese New Year
was duly celebrated bv the Mongolians
of the city this w k. The most manifest demonstration of festivity Is the
setting oir of enormous quantities of
ordinary firo-crackefS. In this wav as
much as probably 8300 was exploded iu
the air this week. To whites it appears
a very childish way of celebrating, and
there is an impression that the firecrackers are set off to chase away the
devil, an impression utterly unfounded
as regards at least the Intelligent class
of Chinese, Who are followers either of
liuddha or Confucius, and therefore do
not recognize any devil. In response to
an inquiry touching this point, a Chinaman who came into our office on business, answered : " Fire-clackers heap
good, plenty fun, Chinaman likeo berry
much." Then disdainfully: "No debil���-
just heap fun sot off plenty tlro-
minster first and all the time.
John e. Lord.
Westminster. Fob. 8. '04.'
mission lt was to explore that piece of [820,960.11, and furniture
A Tivitniiii.K calamity overtook the line
tug-boat Estella In the vicinity of Cape
Mudge on Sunday last.    The only thing
that appears certain Is that the boat is a .
total wreck and that tho wholo crew of
eight persons lost their  lives  with   her.
It is said that the  Vessel   wus  blown   to
pieces by the explosion  of  her  boilers,
but this has yet to  be  confirmed.     The
Estelle was one of the best boats  of her
class in tlie Canadian Pacific waters, and
her machinery was of the best.    She.
was built about threo years  ago   at  a,
cost  of 320,000,   and   made occasional
trips to this   port.   The   names of the
crew are: Jus. A. Christonsen, jr.,  Vie-j
toria, captain; Carl Johnston. Vancouver,
matoj Herbert Whiteside,  Victoria,  on-,
gineer; Robert Wilson,  Victoria,  assistant engineer; George Ilallitt,  Victoria,
fireman;   Win.   McLaughlin,   Nanalmo,
deck hand; and a Chinese cook.     Mr. A. j
Haslam, M.P., the senior owner of the!
Estelle, loft for tho scene of the disaster
territory called the Nechaco valley,
whicli before that time hud been visited
lu an official sense hy Dr. Dawson only,
of the Geological Survey of Canada, and
his si ii tr.   That gentleman then roughly
calculated  the area   of   this   valley   at! with
Loon square miles of  good  agricultural: 050.8
und repairs lu
an expenditure
rural districts  involved
of 33,537.78.
Further statistics show that the Provincial   Govornmont   iu   all   expended
directly and indirectly in connection
education during Ihe year $215,-
,    but   of    this    total   $40,380.79
land. This place Is about six hundred
miles from victoria, exactly on the 54th
parallel, However, when the provincial
parly went up there they had more time
to explore the place, and it was found
that Dr. Dawson's estimate could be
doubled, if not trebled, there being room
being half the touchers suluries iu the
cities were, as required by statllto, repaid the Department by the various city
The highest paid teacher received $125
a mouth, the lowest ones earning but
350,   whilst    Llu;   average   salary    was
for at least five good townships of us i 301.30 u month, so il. cannot bo suid that
excellent fanning laud as can ho found i the profession is hero over-remunerated
anywhere. The country Is mainly open, \ by tlie Slate. The Department stutls-
but where it is covered at all, the ob-j tics also show, that us In the United
Struotlon is composed of small woods of j Kingdom, female teachers here predomi-
poplar and birch, which can be very tiute, though by no means in the sumo
easily and cheaply cleared. Some fears \ large ratio, there belngon the permanent
oxist as to the dangers of summer frosts, | stuit of the Department In 1892-3, 117
but this occurs only in elevated places, males and 125 females.
Tho Indians liavo met with considerable j The cost of education per pupil en-
success In tho limited farming operations I rolled was during the year 31.16 more
in which they liavo encaged, raising, than during the previous twelvemonth,
some wheat, potatoes,  turnips, carrots: but tills the Superintendent of   Eduea-
and   ovon   cucumbers.     The   Hudson's
on Thursday morning, and after u care-1 Bay company's people have been grow-
ful search is ablo to add nothing to what j Ing barley thero for a number of years,
Is already known, except that the con- j and It Is said to be the linost barley
dltlon of the wreckage confirms the grown In Canada, and this year a small
opinion that thero was a violent ox-1 experiment has boon made in wheat,
plosion. which has ripened to perfection.
tion ascribes to the circumstance that
tho small pox epidemic reduced the number of children on the school rolls In
certain cases.
The results of the teachers' examinations for the year showed a rapidly Increasing number of applicants for certl-
Inmnn and Taverner formerly entertained
Seamer and Seymour are the descendants
of tailors.
Puyne, Paine and tha like are contrao-
tions of pagan.     ���
Tver. Tyerman and their kinfolks wero
once hairdressers; so also were the Coffers
and Colfers.
Poulter was the man who sold fowls; his
name may be recognized InPowlter, Pulter
and Puliter.
Mercer was a general storekeeper, and'his
memory is embalmed in the Mercers, Mar-
oers and Marcys.
Clark was the village penman r.nd tho
father of a hum hue who spell their ouo
name iu many ways.
Home is an official name. Its original
owner enrried the king's horn when maj-
esi y was at l he chase.
Starch and Stark were synonymous,
which accounts for the abundance of thu
St .-, formerly manufacturers Of or dealers in i his article,
Heifer herds were yeat herds, hence the
Yceinuuis aud Yeaters. Cowherds, Co-
beriiM ami CovvartS wore the men who tended thu herds of cows,
Swain was formerly a ninn who kept
hogs, and his descendants are the Swaines,
Bwaynes, and perhaps ulso the Swaims,
Swinucrtaand Hoggarts.        ,
Church, Churchman and Churcher had a
father who lived by the churqh; Brooks,
Brooker, Brookman, by the stream; Wells,
Weller, Wellman and Crossweller, by the
town pump.
Tiller, Tillman, Mowyer, Dyker and Dy-
kermun, Hedger and Ditcher are all derived
from agricultural employments; so alsoara
Marler, Clayer, Chalker, Akennan and
many others.
Smith's former popularity Is attssted by
Goldsmith, Arrowsnilth, Blllsmith, Spear-
smith, Neesniith or Nailsmith, Bucksmlth
or Buckelsmlth, Locksmith and many other compounds.   ���"*"> _. . .
Job Printing.
This Department of the
Is one of the
jMn the Province.   The presses are good and the type modern,
with no end of variety.
Commercial   Printing
Is exactly in our line, and we can turn out
Bill Heads,
Letter Heads,
Note Heads,
Memo Heads,
And every thing in that line in a way that will give satisfaction
to our patrons.
Fly Sheets;
Fvery thing in short in the line of Jo   '        p'ntngswelcome
grist to our mill.
We Charge the Prices Current in  the  City, and
Guarantee to give Satisfaction.
Job Printer.
Hot dunning Personality ��� How She
Served a Long and Silent Apprenticeship��� Btogeetraak One*, bnt Mew IS Se
All Gone.
The charm that lies in a story sometimes defies a definition. Wecall it "the
way a story is told," jnst as we talk of
the expression as the pleasing quality in
a faoe. Bnt it is more than that. It Is
the magnetio personality of the writer
behind the words.
This is what I felt as, with a sigh, I
laid down "Ths Kiss of Gold." The
beauty of its diction still haunted me���
its humanity that planted a little ache
in my heart, and its buoyant description
of youth, love and success put, alast to a
wrong use.
I began to wonder about this new author, Kate Jordan, whose story had
transfigured a dull afternoon for me. I
felt that Bhe was young and had perhaps poured out tho story of her own
literary experiences in the great whirl-
inglife of New York.
Who was she?   I determined to see.
A few days later I was mounting a
flight of brownstone steps in a quiet up
town street, and making known my mission was ushered into a pretty, harmonious room, oriental in style. It showed
that an artistic taste had selected tho odd
trifles that filled it. One right angle was
a deep divan covered with rugs and
heaped with the most inviting looking
pillows. Above it hung a piece of
tapestry, an excellent copy of Bouguer-
eau's "Two Loves." The mantol was
draped in fishnet that looked as if it had
seen good service and was looped up at
one side by a long fishing rod. Japanese
matting and odd antique rugs covered
the floor. On the walls were many choice
water colors. But just above the piano
were some pictures that interested me
more���the original pen and ink sketches
of "The Kiss of Gold," daintily framed
in white, and also an original drawing
of Hiss Jordan's heroine in her other
strong dramatic story, "The Other
A very pretty violet eyed girl in a blue
morning gown came in to see me.
"You want to speak to my Bister?" she
asked. "She writes in a room at the top
of the house, just as far away as she can
get from all of us, and if you won't mind
going up two pairs of stairs I'll take yon
to her."
I followed my guide up the stairs to a
white door at the end of a narrow hall
under a stained gloss skylight.
Onr knock interrupted tho soft humming of a comic opera air, and we went
in. Miss Jordan waa sitting at the window before a long oak writing table, on
which was heaped a chaos of papers of
almost every color.
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"Please don't look at the table. This
is cleaning day." she said brightly as Bhe
gave me her hand���such a little hand,
indeed the very prettiest real hand I ever
saw. "This is my eyrie*," drawing forward the most comfortable chair for me.
"I can't hear a sound from tho house,
but the murmur from the Btrcot is incessant, and I like that, My pleasantest
hours are spent in this little room."
It waa a pretty place���all bine and
whito. The rug, tiio divan, Ihe lump
shade, the curtains all blue and white,
and beyond the wide window, with its
frill of Chinese crape, lay the housetops
and Bpires of the city, the snioko from
hundreds of chimneys curling into the
vivid morning Bunlight.
And tlie owner of it? Her personality
was quite in keeping with tho restful
beauty of the place. Kate Jordan is a
pretty, well bred, well drei sod New York
girl. Sho looks about 2'.',, and there is
nothing in her dress, manner or speech
to BUggest that sho is "literary"���in other words, bIio is not unpleasantly labeled
with the mark of lier profession. Sho is
a brunette with white i������kin, frank, direct
eyes, with tho dark eyelashes of tho
Irish, and her lips and teeth are remarkably pretty.
A Russian jacket of brown velveteen
waa con&ned at her waist by a dull, silver belt, nnd a long, straight skirt of
brown cashmere hung down from it in |
graceful folds.
"So this iu being interviewed, and I
am to talk about myself?" she asked,
settling herself among tho pillows on the
divan: "It's a subject with which I am
so familiar, no wonder 1 do not find it
aa interesting as some others. To commence, then, I am Irish by birth. Dublin is my native city, but I left it when
a baby. I have traveled very little, but
hope to seo a good bit of the world very
Boon. I have lived in New York all my
life, and I think I know it thoroughly."
"Ono has only to read 'Tho Kiss of
Gold' to know that," I ventured.
"Dear New York"���and her eyes darkened with enthusiasm���"with its different phases of life, its odd nooks and corners, its peoplo made up of every color
and quality, from every country on the
globe, like tho samples in a tradesman's
book. Yos, I know it. I love to study
its low life.   Frequently I take a car in
a poor section of the city and let it take
me through streets whero the miaernbles
horde, and the atmosphere is tainted,
and the languages a Babel-like mixture.
My ambition is that some day, perhaps
afar off, I may write a successful story
laid among the poor of New York, in
full sympathy with them, as Dickens,
whom I love, was with the London
"Have yon written anything besides
"The Kiss of Gold' and 'The Other
"Oh, yes, I have sent ont a ton of manuscript, most of it unsigned. When
you look up the biography of any one
whose work in the arts happens to
make a good impression, you will generally find that they have not come under the public notice at a bound. Liko
others, I have served a long and silent
apprenticeship since the time I wrote
lovo stories before I left school and reveled in seeing them in print with a luxury I do not now know."
"In 'The Kiss of Gold' you seem familiar with life behind the scones of a theater.   Have you ever been on the stage?"
"No, but I have not gone unscathed.
Almost every girl who keeps in touch
with lifo in New York is slagestrnek at
some point in her career. So was I.
For moro than a yoar I attended the
now defunct Bouoicault school of acting. Tho time aa far as stage tuition
went was wasted, but Boucicault, with
his delicate face, snowy hair and caustic, witty tongue is a figure I can nevor
forget. His brilliancy waB fairly scintillating, and I have to thank him for a
better knowledge of Shakespeare than I
could have had without his aid."
As we chatted about many other
things, and I noted the inimitable Irish
humor that crept into my companion's
phraseology, the delightful play of expression in her faco from grave to gay,
I inwardly decided that she possessed
the possibilities of an excellent comedienne.
"Can yon tell me how yon came to
write 'The Kiss of Gold?*" I asked.
"Can any one tell how an inspiration
is born? But tho motive of the plot was
a most natural one, for the struggle between love and ambition goes on every
day in the money getting atmosphere of
this city. I lived for years, until very
recently, in dear old Chelsea square,
where tho story is laid���Now York's ecclesiastical corner���and sometimes went
to service in the little chapel. Watching the students troop in looking like a
flock of ra-ena in their picturesque
gowns, I always knew I would somehow
or other make them figure in a story. I
made Tom Irish, because the reader
might more easily forgive his weakness
���that instability of purpose that is such
a frequent trait in the Collie temperament, accompanying even good morals
and aspirations and intellectual strength.
There are many managers in New York
like Mr. Plunket. Old Mr. Kent is
Boucicault as far ns appearance goes.
Delatole's selfishness and moral turpitude live in a man I havo met, and it is
easy to conceive such a man when placed
as a critic using his pen as a weapon of
threat aud attack. Women of Virginia's type, fortunately for human nature,
are not rare���quiet heroines who bear
burdens and never think of complaining."
A little maid appeared to say lnnch
was ready, and Miss Jordan lifted her
"How much we could accomplish in
this world if so much time were not
taken up with sleeping, dressing and
eating. And I have such a good appetite, and I can't get up early."
"When do you write?" I asked as I
rose to go, "and what are yon writing
"I write in the morning always. At
night, if I have no engagement, I come
np here and scribble. I've commenced
my first play���a farce. It seems very
laughable to me���still a manager may
find it a funeral. Besides that I am
writing.-! new novel and doing some work
for tho daily press. You will admit I
haven't much timo to be lazy,"
The impression which clung to me as
I went down the sunny street was a
very pleasant one. Miss Jordon's vitality is strong, hor desires earnest. If capability, originality, perseverence and
courage get their due reward, her success will grow with her years.
Jean Corky.
The Development of Pants.
While thero have been many changes
in tho styles of coals and waistcoats,
trousers havo como down to the present
not greatly changed. Diodorus iiiculue
says of tho Belzie Gauls Uut "they wore
close trous rs, which they called brac-
cao." The Roman invasion brought bare
legs to Britain, and the braeoae of the
Gauls were discarded for the new order
of thin;;s. When the Romans took leavo
and were succeeded by the Saxon, the
bruccae was compromised by a style of
short drawers reaching half way down
the thigh and stockings coining up to
meet them. Tho drawora were called
breech or hose.
The time of Elizabeth saw the covering of a man's leg develop into a con-
Bpicuous part of tho attire of a gentleman. The cavaliers wore what were
termed the petticoat breeches, and knee
breeches followed the absurd petticoat
pattern. Trousers for Infantry wero introduced into tho British army Sept. ID,
181:}, whilo cues and pigtails disappeared
by general order July 20, 1808.���Washington Star.
A Queer Idea of Enjoyment.
I know, or rather I used to know, a
village in Devonshire in which every
able bodied man used to subscribe regularly to a common fund. It was an ancient custom and possibly still survives.
To what purpose do you suppose that
fund was applied? To making overy
subscriber���that is, every nblebodied
man in the place���drunk, dead drunk, I
fancy, but certainly drunk, on cider, on
certain appointed high days and holidays. Talk of the temptation which a
great city offers to a countryman to fall
into drinking habits? What singular
notions some folks seem to have!���All
the Year Bound.
From lands of Bnusliine gay with bloom
We took the northern course and camo
To that groat oity whioh delights
Grim satire In Seattle's name.
A remnant weak, his people lake
The crumbs that from her table fall;
The past Is theirs, the lulut\. hers
Who crowds them harshly to the wall.
Proudly she sits upon her hills.
Her various waters gleaming round;
Her Bnowy crested mountains fair.
Soft mirrored in their blue profound.
But one, the top and crown of all.
High soaring far above the rest.
Hid In impenetrable clouds
His towering head, hie ample breast,
Bnt. oh. at length a morning dawned.
One more divine earth nover knew,
When better far than tale or dream
The mountain clove the heavenly blue*
The mountain!  All the snowy peaks
Which mountains Beomed the day* befota,
That day were littlo hills, so high
We saw the highest climb and soar.
So hlghl  So grand!   And yet with aU
So sweetly, delicately fair.
We had believed If one had said,
"A dream, a phantom of the air."
And as the perfect day wont by
More dreamlike still tho mountain grew.
As gathering mists, a purplo zone,
Around his base their vesture drow
All whlto and pure from crown to toot
There floated In the azure deep
A hill of heaven, a mount of God.
It made our hearts with gladness leap.
The things of sense are types of soui.
How oft for many days the best
Is thick involved In olouds that chill
Man's heart within his lonely breast!
And then thero comes a day of days.
And floating bright in heavenly air
He sees tho mount of God. all white
With fields of faith and founts of prayer.
And by that glorious vision blest
He knows tho peace that passeth thought.
God folds him to his heart.   His good
Is better than toe best he sought
,_  -John W. Chadwiok.
I was sitttng in a tiny shoeshop,
perched high and dry on tiie sea wall,
watching my friend, the "cap'n," stitch
shoes���little children's shoes. I called
him "cap'n" by way of compliment,
this queer old fellow with his bald pate
and oily, mackerel face. Truth to tell,
I doubt his having arrived even to the
dignity of mate, and it was many a long
year since hiB desertion of the Mary Lib
and her crew for the safer but less lucrative occupation of making shoes.
The bay before us glinted and sparkled
beneath the pale, sunlit sky like a monster diamond, and away to the left
stretched the green waters of the Atlantic, mysterious and enchanting.
"Did yeh know thet some summer
folks had bought the islun?" casually remarked the cap'n as he paused to rewax
and roll his thread.
"Which island?" I proceeded to Inquire, for there were some half dozen
rock heaps dotting the bay.
"Why-er, the one alongside of July's
pint, with the dear little trees on et
See 'em?"
"Oh, yon mean 'Pirate's isle't"
"Well, I never beerd et called thet."
This was too much. I drew a yellow
covered guidebook from my pocket and
triumphantly read:
"Pirate's Isle." A small Island off Jilly's
point, noted for having been the resort of pirates before and after the Revolution. The
houso is still standing from which old Ilich-
born and his tauig were routed by the government inspectors in 1700.
"Gorry, yeh don't say? Wery cur'ons,
'canse my gvan'ther built thet house, 'nd
he warn't no pirate. Leastways, 1 never
heerd of his bein. He only fished off
tho Gran banks." And the cap'n favored
me with a prodigious wink���a wink of
exultation at my defeat and delight at
putting my book in the lie. It was nol
the iirst time he had done this, and in
disgust I tossed the poor paper thing
through the open window into the sea.
Henceforth the cap'n should be my only
A  mighty  wave,  chancing to dash
against the red brown rocks below, sent
up a saucy wreath of spray to sprinkle
our faces with salt drops.   The cap'n
looked up from his work and regarded
admiringly his old time enemy, Father
Ocean, and musing apostrophized:
Old ocean, ever in motion.
Restless sea, never still.
My friend was somewhat of a poet, be
it known.
"Thet littlo islun," he continued, turning to mo an unusually gravo face���
"diet little islun is a dreadful place. Et's
got blood on et, 'ml I wouldn't live thero
ef they'd givo't to me.   No, sirl"
"Then et doesn't belong to your family now?"
"No, et don't. We sold ct a-many
year ago, aforo mother 'nd father died.
1 ain't set foot on 't for nigh ou to 15
year. Not seuce���but you don't want to
hear about thut."
"Indeed I do, cap'n. What happened
there?   Tell mo, do," I urged.
"Lord! you be the ihob' cur'ous boy as
evers I see. You'll cut yerself to pieces
somo day jes' to see how et'll feel. Cut
mind, now, this ain't a pretty story.
Kt'U make yeh feel real bad���wuss than
pirates 'nd hunts 'nd seek, 'cause et's
true, ev'ry word of et."
"I'm wailing, cap'n," was the only response. And quietly at first, with many
a pause for a long puil at his clay pipe',
but with ever increasing emotion, ho related the following story, which has
haunted mo ever since:
"Et were 10 year ago come this fall
thet a big feller, named Sam Weston,
como ashore with wil'o 'nd little un. Ho I
wero mate on the Breezy, a flshln wessel
bound fer the banks. Ho como to father 'nd said: 'Will yeh rent me thet littlo house o' yourn over on th' islun?
Can't seem to fin no berth in tho town.'
He were werry jolly, 'nd father, he said:
'Ayel Take et'nd welcome.' Mother,
she took right a-hold 'nd helped the gal
with 'er duds���sho were al'ays helpin
some un, mother was���'nd I painted up
an ol' dory for 'em to row over 'nd
back in.
"Well, bum-by, In 'bout a week the
Breezy set sail, 'nd Sam Westen went
along of 'er. The gal 'nd little feller
were left alone on th' islun. She seemed
a bit down hearted at fust, but she were
too joyful a creatur' to stay that way
long. 'Call me Jess,' she says to mother,
'cause I love ye a'ready.   Call me Jess.'
"Lord. Lord! She were a delightful
creatur'���tall 'nd slim, with black hair
'nd eyes the color of water. You sh'd
hev' heered her laf. Mother used to say
et mode her feel young agin to hear thet
laf, et was so good 'nd hearty.
"Jess c'd pull a dory against any feller
along shore, 'nd they all 'mired her after
thet big shoal o' herrin come in late, 'nd
she helped pick the nets 'cause they was
short o' hands 'nd dories. She saved ol'
crazy Bill's life one day when his boat
capsized in a squall. Bill never forgot
that, cracked as he were. The little on,
Neddy, too, how she did love 'iml He
were a tat, solemn looking little feller,
onstidy on hie legs 'nd jes' beginnin to
talk. Favored Sam, bnt hed her eyes���
bootiful eyeel
"Well, one mild, bright day In winter,
the Breezy agin dropped anchor in the
harbor. She hed a fust rate haul o'fish
aboard 'er, 'nd they'd been a wery easy
"Sittin et supper Peter (my brother
thet's dead) said the men off the Breezy
was raisin h���1 with their money down
to Jilly's. Si Jilly kep' the store then
'nd Bold bad whisky in a back room.
'Yeh didn't see Sam Weston with 'em,
did yeh?' mother asked, kinder anxious.
She was very fond o' Jess, mother was.
'No,' said Peter. 'He must hev' steered
straight home.' Mother give a sigh o'
relief 'nd asked ns not to go a-nigh Jilly
'nd his crew thet night. We humored
'er "nd staid to home. I 'member Peter
played on 'is 'cordion all the evenin.
Lord, how he did make the thing workl
It al'ays pleased mother 'nd father so.
"Long arter midnight, when we'd all
turned in, I c'd hear the singin 'nd howl-
In goin on down to Jilly's. Et must hev
been 'bout 2 in the mornin thet a couple
o' the devils come reelin by, yellin 'nd-
cussin. Then I fell asleep, 'nd the nex'
thing I knew I was sittin straight up in
bed a-list'nin. Et was a knock thet hed
woke me���a knock et our door. Quick
I jumped into my clothes "nd run down
below. A secon knock come, so very
gentle thet et made me feel queer. I
thought of the 'Moonfaced Lady' 'nd the
'Wisitin Cod.' Not thet I b'lieved them
yarns���Lord, nol I didn't unbolt the
door, but called ont low: 'Who is it?
What d'yeh want?"
"No answer. Then agin, a little louder: 'Who is et? Tell me what yeh want.'
"Nda strange voice answered: 'It's me.
Jess. Let me in.' 'Nd I threw open
the door. In she walked with the boy
in 'er arms. It were Jess, 'ndyit it warnt
Jess. I didn't dare to speak. A fearful
look was in 'er eye. Mother was up by
this time 'nd in the room. The gal walk
ed straight up to 'er 'nd put the boy iu
'er arms. 'Mis' Jameson,' said she in
thet cold, strange voice, 'Mis' Jameson.
I've killed Sam. He wanted to strangle
my baby. Seel Seel The black marks
on his soft little neck. I drove a knife
deep, deep, into the cruel heart,"nd with
thet she seemed to let go o' 'erself, fell
right down on the floor screamin, 'nd
et was all Peter 'nd I c'd do to keep 'er
from banging 'erself to pieces.
"Neddy begun to cry. He were
frightened, poor little feller! 'nd mother took 'im away, huggin 'im close
Father 'nd Jack Andrews pulled over to
the islun "nd come back lookin white 'nd
skeered. 'She done et,' was all father
c'd say, 'she done et.' Then come som-
block days���Jess carried off 'nd Sam
buried. Et seemed the wagabond hed
gone home thet night mad wi' the drink,
'nd he must have set out to strangle his
boy. The marks were on 'im. ������' ��� ��
Some say Jest were a murd'ress, 'nd thet
she ought t hev beer, hung, bnt I cau't
see el in thet light Anyway they let
'er be. 'nd et warn't long afore she lef
this world o' 'er own accord. Poor
creatur'!   Poor suffrin creatur'l"
"And the little fellow, what became of
him?" I ventured to ask, breaking tho
long pause that followed the cap'n's last
"Tho little feller?" repeated my friend,
raicing his bowed head and mechanically
rolling a bit of thread. "Well, d'yeh
Bee a green dory over by the lighthouse?''
"Yes, cap'n."
"And a fine, strappin boy in 'er settin
a lobster trap?"
"Thet's the little feller."���Boston Transcript.
The Varied Value of Silver.
Silver, in its relative commercial value
to gold, has varied greatly at different
times since tho two metals wero first
used for coins. In the days of Abraham
the patriarch it was S to 1: B. C. 1000, it
was 13 to 1; B. C. 1500, 18 to 1, and at the
lieginning of the Christian era, about 0
to i. In tho yoar 500 A. D. it was 18 to
1, in 1100 it was 8 to 1, and at tho timo
of the discovery of America only 7 to 1.
Jn the year 1500 gold was only six
times more valuable than the precious
white metal, and within the next 100
years two pounds of silver could bo exchanged evenly for one of gold. Iu 1010
gold was again on the boom, being 10
times more valuable than its paler brother, and in 1725 it was 18 times moro valuable than silver, just as it was 500 years
B. C. At tho beginning of the present
century silver was at a lower figure than
it had been at any time since the year
500 A. D.���viz, 15.08 to 1. In 1870 the
ratio (commercial) of Bilver to gold was
20 to 1, and in 1802 it was at tho lowest
point it has ever reachod sinco the discovery of America���24.24 to 1. Tho figures for the present year are wanting.���
St. Louis Republic.
The Cautious Sultan.
Some one seems to have told the sultan that chlorate of potash is a dangerous explosive. Consequently no druggist or pharmacist in Constantinople is
allowed to possess or sell it. The grand
master of tirtillery alone is allowed to
have it in keeping.���Constantinople Letter.
Beating Him Down.
Clinker���Is $100 the best yon can do
for a saloon passage?
S. S. Agent���Yes, sir. What more do
you expect.
Clinker���I didn't know bnt you gave
a rebate on meals returned.���Club. m
Synopsis of Proceedings.
Monday, February 5.
The Speaker took the chair at 2 p.m.
Hon. Mr. Turner presented a petition
from tho Women's Christian Temperance
Union, respecting tho franchise under
the school act.
Tho following petitions were read and
From John Irving and others, for a
private bill to incorporate the Victoria,
Vancouver and Westminster railway company.���Mr. Booth.
From D. McGlllivray and others, for a
private bill to authorize tho reclamation
of lands in New Westminster district,
adjacent to Sumas lake and Vedder
creek.���Mr. Punch.
From "The Kaslo and Slocan Railway
Company," for a private bill to amend
their corporate act.���Mr. Hunter.
From A. H. Maynard and many others
for a repeal of sub-sec. 29 of soc. 52 of
the ���'Municipality Act Amendment Act,
1893."���Mr. Rogers. With respect to
this potition, the Speaker said it was
certainly irregular, in that many of the
names appeared to bo coDied, being
written in one hand, and many of them
In lead pencil. However, as thero wero
many original signatures on it, and ho
did not wish to deprive the petitioners of
the benefit of their potition, because of
their lack of acquaintance witb tho
rules, ho would not rule against It.
The private bills committee reported
that tho rules of the Houso had beon
complied with in respect of the bill relating to the Kootonay Contral railway
Report adoptod.
Tho public accounts committee presented the following report, which was
received and ordered to be printed:
"That the total expenditure as brought
to account at the treasury from 1st Julv
to 31st December, 1893, is 8694,547.22;
that the receipts during the same period
have been $334,241,95; the expenditure
over receipts being $460,305.36. That
these figures do not Include the returns
from New Westminster for the month of
December, or from Cowichan for November and December, or Cassalr for October,
November and December. It must be
taken into consideration that the expenditures during the first six months of
fise.il year are always the heaviest; also
the receipts from taxes are very small,
the real estate, personal property, wild
land. Income and provincial taxes are
generally paid into the treasury during
the month of June. Besides this, we
would draw your attention to tho fact
that the above expenditure includes the
sum of $53,995.05, boing tho discount on
��123,700 inscribed stock sold In London.
"That the amount of cash on special
deposit at the Bank of British Columbia
on 31st December, 1893, was $575,909.52;
of this amount $50,000 is derived from
the loan act, 1801, und $529,902.52 is the
proceeds from sale of $599,045 inscribed
British Columbia stock issued under
authority of the Parliament Buildings
Construction Act, 1893.
"That the sum of $53,771.38 was overdrawn on current account at the Bank
of British Columbia on 31st December,
"That the subsidy of $3,200 per mile,
amounting to $163,000, was received
the Dominion government under the
Shuswap railway guarantee acts, 1890-
91, and became part of tbe consolidated
revenue fund of the Province was paid
into the Provincial current account at
Bank of British Columbia and had consequently been expended at that date.
"That a cash deposit of $118,400 had
been also received from the Nakusp &
Slocan railway company in anticipation
or In lieu of the Dominion subsidy, under
the provisions of section 9 of the railway
aid act, 1893, and this amount also became part of the consolidated revenue
fund, and was paid Into the Provincial
current account at the bamk and had
consequently also been expended at that
"That on the 31st December, 1893, the
sum of $49,504.99 was at the credit of the
intestate estates fund, and the sum of
$27,841.72 at the credit of the suitors'
fund, under the act of 1890. That these
funds are paid into the bank on current
account and were consequently expended
at that date.
"That the cash balance at the treasury
on 31st December, 1893, was $5,343.76."
Mr. Sword moved, "That In the opinion of this House the incidence of the tax
on mortgages is inequitable."
The Speaker ruled the motion out of
order, in the following decision: "It Is an
important financial principle that the
House should not be called upon to condemn taxes which they aro not prepared
on the Instant to repeal, as by so doing
they unsettle tho minds of commercial
men In their business transactions, and
occasion embarrassment to the Government in their plans for tho regulation of
the public finances. Abstract resolutions
in regard to particular branches of taxation have been not infrequently submitted to the Houso of Commons by private
members, but thoy havo beon uniformly
resisted by the Government as boing inexpedient and impolitic. On tho 13th
March, 1879, Mr. Speaker Williams, sitting in this chair, ruled that It was Incompetent for a prlvato member to move
an amendment to a bill that would vary
tho Incidence of taxation. May, ninth
edition, p. 575, says: 'Whero lt has appeared that a proposed amendment would
vary tho Incidence of taxation, Mr.
Spoaker haB declined to put the question.' I must, therefore, rule that the
resolution Is not in order and cannot bo
Mr. Kitchen introduced a bill Intituled
"An Act to Amend tho Wldo Tire Act,
Read a first time.
Hon. Mr. Davio Introduced a bill In-
titulod "An act for tho prevention of
accidents by fire In hotels and othor public buildings."
Read a first time.
Mr. Brown moved for a return showing: 1. The toal cost to tho Provlnco of
the land recently appropriated to form
part of the Government grounds at.Iames
Bay, Victoria. 2. The total amount of
contracts let to date for tho construction
of the new parliament buildings. 3. A
statement of tho work to bo dono, not
covered by contracts now let���(a) On
the construction, fitting and furnishing
of the new parliament buildings; (b.) On
the laying out of grounds, etc., consequent on tho construction of tho said
Motion agreed to.
Mr. Home moved for a return of all
lands sold for taxes  undor  tho Assess
ment Act, 1888, to the present date,
showing tho de3cilption of the property,
the date of sale, and the amounts realized for each parcel.
Motion agreed to.
Mr. Home introduced a bill intituled
"An act respecting preference of wages
and salaries in caso of assignments for
benefit of creditors."
Read a first time.
Mr. Kellie moved that an humble address be presented to Ills Honor the Lieutenant-Governor requesting that strong
representations be made to the Dominion
Government to have tho obstructions tu
steamboat navigation removed between
Revelstoke and Canoe River, Big Bend;
and further, that prompt steps be takon
to protect the townsito of Revelstoke trom
the encroachments of thoColiirr bin river.
Tho mover said that at the present time,
for want of means of access, the expense
of getting supplies into tiie rich country
north of Revelstoke is about twice that
even of getting into the Cariboo country,
being about nine cents a pound.
Motion agreed to.
Mr. Cotton rose to move the adjournment of the House, stating that his purpose was to call attention to a matter
affecting the Executive Council, which
they should take into their serious consideration. He saw from a report appearing in the Colonist that in tho ease
stated before the SupremeCourt relating
to the ownership of tno precious metals
in tho railway lands, the Hon Attorney-
General had appeared for tho Crown.and
on tho other side then! had appeared tho
lion. C. E. 1'ooloy, who is tho president
of tho council. He thought that this
matter, Involving millions of dollars and
tho welfare of many peoplo, must havo
como beforo the council, and beon considered by tho president with tho other
members, and ho thought that that gen-
ileinan should not have been willing to
take a brief against tho govornmont,
especially as that brief was on behalf of
of the Island railway, tho largest corporation in tbo Province. He bad
brought up this matter on a motion for
adjournment rather than as a vote of
censure, because he did not wish to make
It a party one, and he thought the
House should adjourn so as to give the
ministers an opportunity of deciding
upon the course to be taken in the
matter. He therefore moved "That the
House do now adjourn.."
Hon. Mr. Davie said if the object of the
mover had been, as he claimed, to give
members of tho Government an opportunity of stating their position, ho would
have brought the matter forward In a
straightforward way, giving the regular
notice of his intention, instead of which
he had sprung the resolutio i upon the
House, giving no opportunity for tho
complete answer which might otherwise
have been made. His object seemed
rather to take tho Governmeut unawares than to better the position of
public affairs. As to the part in the
matter taken by Hon. Mr. Pooley, ho
thought It showed decidedly bad taste to
bring it up in the House. The President
of the Council occupies merely an honorary position in the Executive, being in
receipt of no salary, and It might as well
be argued that he could not undertake a
criminal defence against tbe Crown Prosecutor, as that hu should not appear in
a case such as that undor discussion.
Technically no Queen's Counsel should
appear In a case against tho Crown,
without special license, but that rule had
long ago ceased to havo any effect. Innumerable precedents could have been
quoted where officers of the Crown had appeared as opposing counsel in Government
cases, but the way this matter had been
sprung upon the House gave no opportunity to procure them. It was not advisable that ministers who happened to
be barristers by profession should be required to abstain from private practice,
but this matter should be left to their
own discretion. No lawyer In tho Province whose services or opinion was
worth having could be got for the present salary of the Attorney-General if
prohibited from keeping up a private
practice. As to the issue now more Immediately raised, if notice had been given
he could have met tho resolution with
authorities bearing upon lt, which could
not have failed to be satisfactory to the
House, and could then have conclusively
shown the mover how absurdely wrong
he is in the nosi tion he has taken. It was
to be regretted that the matter had been
brought up in this haphazard way,which
prevented its being dealt with In the
clearest possible manner.
The Speaker remarked that he would
like to know under what authority tbe
mover had brought this matter up upon
a motion to adjourn, as it seemed to be
decidedly a question of privilege.
Mr. Cotton replied that it was under
Rule 10, which states that a motion to
adjourn shall always be In order.
The Speaker askod If that gave authority for this debate.
Mr. Cotton replied that he had asked
for no debate.
The Speaker said the hon. gentleman
had commenced tho debate. Ho could
lind nothing in May justifying tho procedure.
Mr. Cotton roferred to page 99 of the
rules of the Houso, relating to matters
of urgency brought up on motion to adjourn.
The Speaker stated that no urgency
had been shown or urged, tho motion
being simply to adjourn. If it was made
regular tho movor would have to put lt
in writing stating the object.
Mr. Cotton thereupon added to his
motion so that It read, "That tho House
do now adjourn In order to discuss tho
circumstances of the Hon. tho President
of tho Council appearing in the Supreme
Court as counsel against tho Province."
The Spoaker said that this resolution
being moved It was for the House to
decide now whether it was ono of
urgency, that should be immediately discussed.
Mr. Semlin thought there should bo an
opportunity to discuss the question.
Mr. Hall said It s-emed to him that the
House was practically called upon to say
by the vote on this resolution whether
or not lawyers cshould be permitted to
become members of tho legislature or
Government, for If on becoming members
for the term of a few years they had to
relinquish the practice upon which they
would have to depend upon retiring Into
private life, he thought that few lawyers
of any standing would care to make the
Hon. Mr. Pooley said ho did not wish
to make an address to the House unless
perfectly In ordor. He was, however,
the only member of the Government
affected by this resolution and he wlshod
to say that ho was quite able to defond
himself when the proper time came.
Mr. Martin, to bring the mattor to an
Issue, movod "the previous question."
Hon. Mr. Beaven wanted to know If
there was not a point of order to be disposed of.
The Speaker said he bad decided that
Mr. Cotton's motion, when placed on
paper and extendod, was properly before
the House, and also that the House
should then say whether or not it should
bo dlscussod. Tho point was that tho
house, having been taken by surprise,
should say whether or not it should waive
the fact of its surprise and proceed to
discuss the resolution. He held that
this motion had not be discussed unless
the House so docidod. llo then put tho
question on Mr. Martin's motion, "That
this question be now put."
The motion was carried on divisiou of
18 to 11, as follows :
Yeas���Messrs. Adams, Anderson, Baker, Booth, Croft, Davie, Hall, Home,
Hunter, Kellie, Martin, Pooley, Punch,
Rogers, Stoddart, Turner, Vernon and
Nays-Messrs. Beaven, Brown, Cotton,
Porstor, Grant, Keith, Kitchen, MeKenzie, Millie, Sciiiliu and Sword���11.
The resolution moved by Mr. Cotton
was then negatived on tho same division
except that Mr. Grant voted with the
Mr. Kitchen moved "That whereas in
a copy of a report of theExecutiveCoun-
-II, dated the 2nd September, 1803,
which report has been laid before this
Bouse and forwarded lo Ills Excellency
tho Governor-General, it is stated that
'the number of votes actually polled at
the general election for candidates
avowedly supporting tho Government
was equal lo the number of votes polled
for boih opponents and Independents
combined; and whereas, counting tho
voto polled for each Individual candidate,
whether olected or not, as glyen lu tho
Canadian Parliamentary Companion, the
totals aro as follows: For independent
and opposition candidates, 11,403; for
candidates avowedly supporting ihe Government, 8,177; making!) majority of
votes cast of 3,226; whilo an Independent
was elected for Nanaimo city by acclamation with a registered vote of 712,
making an actual vote against, the Government of 3,938. Rosolved, that this
House regrets tho publication in an
official document of tho false statement
above cited." He stated that he moved
this resolution for the purpose of "getting at the Attorney General" and giving
him an opportunity of producing the
figures on which he had based his statements. He did not wish to bring the
resolution forward as a voto of censure,
and If the Attorney-General proved his
statements he (Mr. Kitchen) would have
much pleasure in withdrawing it.
Hon. Mr. Davie said he did not wish
to speak on the question now, and thus
be prevented from addressing himself to
tho Houso in answer to anything which
might be stated during the debate, but
he rose merely to say that, since Mr.
Kitchen wished to "get at" him as stated
he should show how he proposed to do it.
That gentleman now appeared to occupy
an utterly ridiculous position. If he
made even a correct count of the returns given in the book which he quoted,
he would lind that the statement in the
resolution is altogether incorrect.
Mr. Brown claimed that in previous
discussions in this House, it bad been
established that the statement made by
tho Attorney-General in the official document Is not correct.
Dr. Watt thought the resolution was
at least not happily worded, and did not
make It quite clear whether or not it was
the false statements thus made by Mr.
Kitchen himself to which he wished to
take exception. His statements certainly
wero false, for example, where he claimed the whole vote of Nanalmo against
the Government because an Independent
had been elected by acclamation. Computing tbe return on the fairest possible
basis, which was by crediting the respective parties with tho highest number
of vote's polled by any one man in constituencies whero there were several
candidates, he found that there were
3,819 votes cast for tho Government,
1,779 for the Opposition and 2,721 for the
Independent candidates. He thought
that at least one-third of the Independent vote might be put down as cast by
supporters of the Government; which
would give a total of 4,726 for the Government and 3,593 against them. In
the face of this fact he thought it was
the height of absurdity for the so-called
"constitutional convention" at Kamloops,
representing at the very most only two
or three hundred electors, to say that
this House was not representative of the
Hon. Mr. Davie rose to speak, but Mr.
Sword raised the point of order that he
had already spoken.
The Speaker sustained the point of
Hon. Mr. Davie remarked that this Incident showed how hollow was the pretence that the Opposition moved this
resolution with the object of gotting an
explanation, for when ho tried to explain
they stopped him with this trifling objection. He hoped the fact that he was
thus prevented from explaining would
not ho lost sight of.
Mr. Sword proceeded to address tho
House, saying that he could not see how
the Attornoy-Goneral could possibly have
mado such a calculation as stated in the
report, and he would vory much liko to
have him attempt to justify It.
Hon. Mr. Davie���And yet you object
to my speaking 1
Mr. Sword professed to bo quite willing
that tho Attornoy-Goneral should explain, and claimed that ho had objected
merely because that gentleman made it
a practice to speak twice, "which no
other member would have the impudence
to do." He most heartily, endorsed the
declaration of tho Kamloops convention
that this legislature is not representative of tbo majority of the peoplo.
Hon. Mr. Vernon expressed surprise
that tho Speakor had ruled tho
Attornoy-Gonoral out of order, because
that gentleman had distinctly stated
when he rose that ho wished merely to
ask for information, and not at that
time to make a speech upon tho resolution. He thought that Mr. Sword's
suggestion of "Impudence"' was altogether uncalled for, as In every legislature considerable latitute in the matter
of addressing the Houso is allowed to the
leader of the Government and the leader
of the Opposition. In ordor to give the
Attorney-General an opportunity of being
heard, he moved tho adjournment of the
Hon. Mr. Davie thereupon said ho
hoped tbls incident would Impress upon
the hon. gentlemen opposite how futilo
such attempts to stiflo discussion would
bo in tbo legislature, and though thoy
might appear to succeed at public meeting evcrv audlenco was capable of cor-
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one of usage, or precedent, as tho lawyers say, and certainly it is not to be
credited that two of the leading legal
gentlemen of the Province acted in so
important a matter without due authority. For particulars of the littlo episode
see parliamentary report elsowhere in
this issue. The whole thing, of course,
was devised to make "record." This is
the last session of tho prosent Assembly,
and while the Ministry can only make
favor with the people by the merit of
the measures enacted, the Opposition is
free to bolster up its reputation by all
the methods that come under tho head
of "Opposition privileges."
��In*  pacific   ffianaMcm.
On Monday last Mr. Kitchen Introduced a bill lu tho Legislature to amend
tho "Wide Tiro Act." lt Is hardly necessary to say that it will need very radical
amendment to make it acceptable to tho
poople, and It is vory earnestly to be
hoped that tho hill now before tho House
will havo tho consideration from members of legislative capacity that so important a measure is entitled to. The
settlers of Wostmlnstor District want no
more silly enactments on a matter that
touches thom very closely. Mr. Kitchen
drew on his Imagination last year when
he stated that the municipalities of the
District wero all in favor of Wide Tire
legislation. As is well known, the Wide
Tire Act of last session took almost all
the people concerned entirely by surprise, aud they resented it. The truth
is that there Is a strong feeling against
wide-tired wagons throughout the district, as being suited for first-class roads
only. If four-inch tires were believed
to be an advantage, settlers would certainly be very willing to procure them
without being forced to it by an arbitrary law. Farmers are entitled to the
liberty of using the sort of wagon they
believe will best serve them, and Mr.
Kitchen's attempt to force a large community to conform to his idea of what
is good for them is more suitable for
Russia than for British Columbia. At
Surrey Centre, Hon. Mr. Davie expressed
himsolf in favor of wide tires, as the
result of observation in the neighborhood
of Victoria, but the lion, gentleman need
not be reminded, after the expression of
opinion he listened to in Surrey and
elsewhero, that different conditions givo
different results. The bill now before
the House should be thrown out. Tho
main purport of it is to lot Mr. Kitchen
down easy, Mr. Home was oil the right
track when he gave notice of a bill to
abolish the Wide Tire Act. There is no
call from the people for wagon legislation of any kind.
It is the privilege of opposition political parties to find fault with every
Ministerial aot. ' Being irresponsible
they can draw heavily on imagination
for mistakes made by the ruling party,
and can bravely expound much better
ways of doing things, because not being
in power their suggestions are not likely
to be put to the test. They have much
to gain and nothing to lose. If the
people refuse to credit them, the position
remains as it was; if, on the other hand,
they are accepted at their own measure,
there are always ready means of glossing
over extravagant pledges or rotreating
Ironi untenable positions. It is because
of these advantages that an opposition,
however incompetent, can always carry
more or less favor with the populace
The members of Government are tied by
tho responsibilities of offico. Thoir public measures are to bo tested, their
promises aro expected to be fulfilled,
and their opinions are certain to be adversely criticised.
The length to which oppositions sometimes carry their privileges has led to a
common saying that " all is fair in
politics." This, of courso, is not true.
Even opposition politicians usually draw
the line at the surreptitious use of
private papors, and It is only the very
mean spirited who seek key-hole moans
of advantage over opponents.
A quite legitimate tactic, however,
was resorted to by the loador of tho
Mainland Opposition the othor day When
he sprang upon the Legislature, with
woll planned suddenness, a motion of
censure In connection with Hon. Mr.
Pooley having accepted a brief from tho
E. & N. Hallway In a suit brought by
the Hon. Attornoy-Ueneral on behalf of
the Province to determine tho ownership
of mineral property in the lands granted
to that railway. Tho motion was
shrewdly conceived and neatly put, and
if Mr. Cotton had had a stronger case
he might havo made some confusion. As
it was, there was just a little stir of
surprise, and after a brief discussion the
motion was voted down. Of course no
one denies the right of Mr. Pooley to
act in the capacity he did, and he is, as
he says, perfectly able to defend his
action \*en the matter comes up for
discussion again.  The question is simply
In the Provincial Legislature on Monday, Mr. Kitchen made a motion to the
effoct that a report of the Executive
Council laid beforo the Houso misstated
facts, when it said that at the last general election more votes were polled for
supporters of the Government than for
Oppositionists and Independents combined. Mr, Kitchon quoted some figures
to provo tho missatemont. Dr. Watt
oDjected to those figures, and showed
that Mr. Kitchem himself falsified the
record. [Mr. Kitchen has a weakness
that way, and commits himsolf in tlie
crudest aud most school-boy liko fashion
as is well known to the people of Westminster district.] lion. Mr. Davie, taking the same authority from which Mr.
Kitchen quoted, proved that mombers
who supported the Government received
10,373 votes, whilo tho Independent and
Oppositionists together polled 9,616 votes.
This gavo opportunity for Mr. J. C.
Brown, member for this city, to como in
with his bludgeon and declare that
Messrs. Home, Punch and Kelllo were
"traitors and sneaks." The implication
was promptly disputed, and in a way not
to make Mr. Brown fool proud.
The fact of the matter appears to be
that the member for New Westminster
is so abnormally egotistic and conceited
that he knows no sense of right but his
own; or, as an alternative, his ambition
is so selfish that ho acknowledges no
right but his own. Some six thousand
years ago, Cain, son of Adam, denied
that he was his brother's keeper. The
member for Westminster is not so
Here are tho names of politicians with
whom this article is concerned : Brown,
Cotton, Home, Kitchen, Punch, Sword,
Kellie. On what platform were they
elected? Assuredly as Independent supporters of John Robson's Ministry. Did
they adhere to that platform? Yes,
fairly, up to tho death of Hon. John
Robson, whose personality was the chief
objection to the Ministry. Nevertheless,
Mr. Robson, Premier, was elected as one
of the representatives of Westminster
District, while the Opposition candidate
in Vancouver city was defeated. These
things show that the poople did not intend to elect Opposition representatives.
But an expenditure for public buildings,
deemed unpopular, came up, and four of
the Independents, thinking they saw tho
path to high office open before them, renounced the platform upon which they
were elected and became more rabid in
opposition than the Opposition that the
people expressly wished to guard against.
The bolters made a mistake, and they
covered themselves with mud in the
Separation ditch to no purpose. The
Mainland Opposition Is a combination
of Messrs. Brown and Kitchen, aspiring
to office and backed by the Columbian on
the one hand, and of Messrs. Cotton and
Sword, true men of the new party,
backod by the News-Advertiser, on the
other. The Island Opposition, backed
by the Victoria Times, is the same old
disrcedlted thing lt always was. Without a union of theso parties, the Opposition to the Government is imbecile,
and there can be no union without the
surrender of evory principle held in
esteem by the poople of tho Mainland.
Mr. Horno, according to his own utterance, was driven out of tho Independent
pirty by the egotism of the member for
New Westminster. Messrs. Punch aud
Kellie adhored to the Independent party
as long as thoro was any such party,
and aro still adhering to tho spirit of tho
understanding upon which they wero
Wo do not boliove that tho odious
terms of "traitor and sneak" should be
applied to any membor of tho Legislature, believing as wo do that mon may
honestly differ, but If thoy aro to bo
fitted somewhere, it might bo woll to
look up Mr. .1. C. Brown, inomber for
New Westminster city, and Inquire of
him regarding his connection with the
Separation project.
On Wednesday a deputation from this
city went over to Victoria to present to
thi! Government the claims of Westminster City and District for aid In the
construction of a bridge over tho Fraser
river at this point. It is true that the
representative of this City and two of
thoso of the District, have not been just
to Mr. Davie's Government, but tho
Ministry is happily abovo such considerations. It is safe to say that no
enterprise of to-day is so deserving of
Provincial aid as a bridge ovor tho lower
Frasor, and notwithstanding bitter carping, the supporters of Mr. Davio and his
colleagues have overy confidenco that
the Government and its supporters in the
House will treat the project on itsmorits
as an important and deserving public
work. Tho delegation consists of Mayor
Hoy, City Solicitor McColl, and Aldor-
men Duncan, Herring, Cunningham,
Evans, Keary and Pearson.
Continued from page 3.
rectly appreciating such attempts. Dr.
Watt had proved that, even taking tho
authority on which Mr. Kitchen's motion
is said to be based, a fair calculation
showed a result quite different to the
one there stated, and gavo the Government a majority of more than 1,200 vote-.
This very book showed that the number
of votes polled for candidates who support the Government was 10,373, and ho
read the list of names showing how this
total is made up. For tho Independents
thero had been polled, for candidates
whose names he mentioned, 4,123; and
for tho Opposition candidates, a list of
whom he gave also, 5,484, so that the
totals, according.to his calculation showed 9,010 for tho Opposition and tho Independents combined, against 10,373 for
the Government.
Mr. Sword declared that whilo the Attorney-General had included Mr. Home
and Mr. Punch on tho Government side,
they had not come out as supporters of
the Government and therefore should not
havo boen so included.
Hon. Mr. Beaven contended that Mr.
Kitchen's motion correctly showed the
votes actually polled, and therefore that
tho statement in tho order in council was
incorrect and should not have been made
in an official document.
Mr. Brown in a long speech called
upon Mr. Punch and Mr. Home to stato
whether or uot they ran in opposition to
the Government, because, if thoy did not
so run and tho Attorney-General was
right In his classification, he claimed
that thoy acted the part of traitors and
sneaks In coming as they had come to
the private conferences of the Independent party.
Hon. Col. Baker said it was immaterial
whether or not these gentlemen had run
as Govornmont candidates, as the statement now in question clearly meant that
at tho present time they aro avowedly
supporting the Government.
Mr. Home warmly resented tho insinuation just mado by Mr. Brown, that
ho and Mr. Punch and Mr. Kellie had
been traitors to tho Independent party.
His address he claimed was the first independent address Issued to the electorate. In lt he said ho was neither for or
against the Government, and ho then declared that ho would not opposo the Government if they amended tho land act
and the school act, and would promiso a
redistribution bill. Whon he came to
the House Mr. Brown sent him a notice
to attend the caucus of the Independent
party and he had accordingly gone thero
on several occasions. He defied Mr.
Brown or anyone else to say that he had
given away any of the secrets of that
party. Ho soon found that his ideas did
not agree with theirs; they wanted to
discuss the singlo tax question and all
sorts of fads, and he found that he had
como to the House time and again and
voted against them, so ho made up his
mind that he was in the wrong place.
He found it quite impossible to work as
desired with Mr. Brown or to sit with
him unless he would sit there in silenco
and allow Mr. Browu to do all the talking. Almost every time thore was a
meeting nearly every member present
had to call that gentleman to order and
to ask him if any one else could have an
opportunity of saying anything. He did
not regret having loft the caucus. He
wished to be quite free to support the
Government on every matter of advantage to the public, and he therefore
separated himself from tho other party
and for nearly a month attended no
caucuses at all. Later on, when he was
supporting the Government on nearly
every question, he commenced to attend
their cancuses, and ho had never beon
sorry for making tho change.
Mr. Kellie also resented tho insinuation made by Mr. Brown, who he said
had no right to call him a traitor to any
party. He had nover broken a single
pledge made to his constituents, and he
would show to-morrow when the debate
was resumed that in now supporting the
Govjrument ho was taking a perfectly
consistent course.
The motion to adjourn the debate was
agreed to.
The House adjourned at 4.45 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 6.
The Speaker took the chair at 2 p.m.
Mr. Cotton presented a petition for the
repeal of the tax on mortgages.
Dr. Milne presented a petition from
J. N. Mulr asking that clause 56 of tho
Public School act be repealed.
Mr. Martin presented a report from
the private bills committee, declaring-
that the rules ot the House had been
complied with In respect to tho bill relating to the Victoria, Vancouver and Westminster railway.
Report received.
Mr. Adams moved :���"Whereas the
modification of the import duties on
rubber goods gonerally, agricultural Implements and machinery, mining machinery, and other goods not manufactured in the Province would be of great
advantage to those engaged in tho
varied industries of this Province, therefore, bo it resolved, that an humble
addross be presented to His Honor tho
Lieutenant-Governor requesting that
strong representation be made to tho
Dominion Government to have the duty
on rubber goods, agricultural Implements aud machinery, mining machinery,
and other goods not manufactured in tho
Province modifiod." The mover said he
introduced this resolution becauso tho
very important Industries of agriculture
and mining are at present under a depression, and It was therefore most advisable that something should bo done
for their rollof. Tho rubbor goods referred to aro gum boots and coats such
as worn by miners, and of which a vory
superior article Is made in tho United
States. The provision In thu customs
law allowing mining machinery not
made lu Canada to come In freo had
been of no benefit, or at loast of vory
littlo benefit, because of the power given
to tho customs officers to declaro whether
or not any particular piece of machinery
Is made iu Canada, and the rosult is that
those desiring mining machinery have
still to bring it from tho States and pay
the duty. He pointed out that the
customs duties paid iu this i'rovlnco aro
nearly four times as much per head as
those In other Provinces, and thcreforo
British Columbia is entitled to special
consideration In the matter of tho
Mr. Smith seconded the resolution,and
dwelt upon the desirability of such action
to secure relief from tho operation of the
Hon. Mr. Tumor thought the mover
was entitled to the thanks of the Houso
for the action ho had taken in this
matter, it being one of the greatest
possible importance to tho agricultural,
mining and other interests of tho Provlnco. Ho suggested, however, that the
motion should moro directly ask for
a reduction of tho duty, as the expression modified might be wrongly understood.
Dr. Watt complimented his colleague
from Cariboo on having introduced this
resolution, which he thought was one
called for in the interests of that district
and the whole Province. Mr. Adams
being one of tho best farmers in Cariboo
was specially qualified tospeak for them,
knowing tho hardships which the application of the tariff inflicts on that class.
Ho had, however, prepared a more comprehensive resolution himsolf, which he
had intended to submit to his colleague,
but not having had the opportunity he
would now offer it as an amendment.
Hon. Mr. Davio suggested that the
amendment should not be put In that
form, but that Mr. Adams' motion
should be adopted now and tho other
brought forward later as asubstatitativo
Dr. Watt said he would be pleased to
withdraw his amendment, If tho word
''���modified" were changed to "reduced."
Mr. Adams agreed to this.
The resolution was adoptod unanimously, tho chango of tho one word having been made.
Hon. Mr. Vernon, in answor to Mr.
Anderson, said that during tho year
1892, 809 pro-cmptlon records were issued
aggregating an approximate area ol 139,
010 acres; during 1893, 832 pre-emption
records wore Issued aggregating an approximate area of 213,440acres, atotalof
362,480 acres.
Hon. Mr. Vernon, in answor to Mr.
Home, said that, in view of contemplated
legislation tho Government do not propose to appoiirt an assistant timber Inspector to fill tho place vacatod by tho
doafh of the late Duncan Mcltae.
Hon. Mr. Vernon presented a rotum
to an order of tkjk Houso, showing tho
sums duo and Utrfaid for lands sold, in
the various districts at the present time,
as follows, exclusive of accruing interest
(837,031): Now Westminster, $112,258;
Kootenay, $137,031; Esqulmalt, $4,379;
Victoria; $842; total, $254,151.
Mr. Kellie resumed tho debato on Mr.
Kitchen's resolution respecting votes
polled at the last general election. He
reviewed tho circumstances connected
with the last election campaign In West
Kootenay, when he was proposed as a
candidate in the interests of tho miners
and specially pledged himself to work
for tho repeal of the obnoxious tax of
$105 on each claim. He at the same
time stated he would support tho Government If thev would repeal this tax.
They had repealed it, and he had givon
thom his support on all matters when ho
thought it was in the public Interest
that ho should do so. He read from the
Revelstoke paper published during tho
campaign to show that ho was there described as an independent supporter of
the Govornmont. There never really
had been an Independent party in the
House while ho went to their caucuses,
becauso thoy simply met and talked, and
then wont into tho House and voted as
they pleased. In view, however, of
what had beon said in this debate, ho
would let the House Into some secrets
of tho caucus. Though it was generally
supposed that there wero nine Independents, thero wero really 17 in the caucus,
divided into two parties, thus:���Tho left
wing or silent partnors, consisting of
Kitchen, Sword, Foster, Keith, Home,
Kellie, Punch and Cotton; and the right
wing or noisy element, consisting of
Brown, Mr. Brown, Aspiring Brown,
Portfolio-chasing Brown, Westminster
Brown, Windy Brown, Overdone Brown,
and Winchester Brown. The Brown
element seemed as if it would absorb all
the rest and manufactured all tho talk,
while the balance had to take a back
seat and suck their thumbs. Ho denied
the statement of Mr. Brown that he had
been a traitor to any party, and defied
that gentleman or any one else to point
to one instance where he had betrayed
the confidence of any party or society
with which he had been connected.
Mr. Keith spoke In support of Mr.
Kitchen's version of the electioiiTeturns.
Ho apologized for Mr. Brown's references
to Mr. Home and Mr. Kellie as traitors.
Hon. Mr. Turner claimed that if there
Is any falsity to be charged, it lies at the
doors of tho so-called Independents, especially tho member for New Westminster city, who had secured his election
by representing himself as an independent supporter of the Government. The
member for Nanalmo, who had just sat
down, camo out as an independent supporter of the Govornmont and actually
cast his first vote for the Government.
But even giving Mr. Keith to the Opposition it was found that there wero 10,900
votes cast for tho Government and 9,000
odd for the Opposition. Roferring to the
Mainland petition, he said the chief
object of It was of courso to show that
the expenditure for the public buildings
was a wrong ono and should not bo
allowed, but yet on turning to the voto
on that bill it was found that tho mombers who supported it in tho House represented 0,000 constituents, whilo
thoso who opposed It represented only
Mr. Croft thought tho real Independents in this Province woro the members
supporting the Govornmont. He proceeded to show from detailed lists, which
he read, that the votes actually polled
wore on behalf of the Govornmont 10,442,
and of tho Opposition and so-called Independents, 9,752, and he thoreforo
That all the words after the preamble
be struck out, and tho following substituted: "And whereas, counting tho
vote polled foreach individual candidate,
whether olected or not, as givon In the
Canadian Parliamentary Companion, the
totals are as follows: For Indopondoiit
and Opposition candidates, 9,752; for
candidates avowedly supporting the Govornmont, 10,442, making a majority of
rotes cast of 090 In favor of tho Government; Unsolved, that the statement In
said roport that "tho number of votes
actually polled at tho general election
for candidates avowedly supporting the
Government was equal to the votes
polled for both opponents and indon-
pents combined," Is according to the
Hon. Mr. Davio said this amendment
was substantially according to fact, as
could bo soen on a careful examination
of the rotums. As the election In the
cltv of Victoria had been referred to by
a gentleman who said that Mr. Wilson
had not come out as a supporter of the
Government and therefore that the votes
cast for him should not bo counted on
their side, he read from that gentleman's
address to the oloctors In which he declared himself "as an independent supporter of tho Government," which was
undoubtedly the position ho occupied.
Mr. Davio proceeded to analyse the election returns, as given in the Canadian
Parliamentary Companion, and showed
from this authority that a total of 10,442
votes had beon polled on behalf of candidates supporting tho Govornment,
against 9,752 on the other side, for the
Independents and the Opposition combined. These figures wero based on a
calculation mado with greater care than
that on which those given yesterday
wero based, and were as accurate as
possible in view of tho uncertainty as to
one or two unsuccessful candidates who
had polled only a few votes. In tho report under discussion the reference was
to members now supporting the Government, but as the position of the Independents had been questioned, ho would ask
what right had tho Opposition to claim
that tho Independent members had come
out as opponents of the Government?
As a matter of fact thoy were largely
elected by votes of those who favored
the Government and were satisfied with
tho candidates' promise of an independent support.
The debate was continued by several
members until 5.40, when Mr. Keith rose
and having asked and been refused an
adjournment of tho debate, announced
that ho would talk against time and thus
force an adjournment ovontually. At
5.55 ho again moved tho adjournment,
but tho House would not consent, and
rose for recoss.
Mr. Keith resumed his speecli at 8
o'clock. Thero were only a few members in tho House and but three unsympathetic looking visitors iu tho gallery
opposite him, and he ceased at 8.10.
Dr. Watt proposed a simpler way to
settle this question, In tho shape of an
amendment to the amondiiiout, which he
moved. This was to strike out all tho
words In tho amendment, and all tho
resolution after the preamble, and to
add aftor that preamble: "Be It re-
solvod that lu tho opinion of this House
such statement is in accordance with tho
A question having boon raised as to
whether or uot this motion was In order,
to simplify matters the first amendment
was negatived and Dr. Watt thon proposed his as an amendment to the main
Mr. Hall oxpressed the opinion that if
thero were to be an election to-morrow
not two members out of tho thirty-three
could securo election as supporters of
the gentlemen on the other side, who, in
a spirit of factious opposition, had spent
tbe best part of tho last two days in the
labored attempt to discredit the Government by disputing figures which, to his
mind, bore overy appearance of correctness.
Hon. Mr. Davio said he had favored
the substitution of the amendment now
before the House for that of Mr. Croft,
because the latter professed to givo the
exact figures, which it appeared so diffi
cult to get at that it was perhaps well
not to ask the House to endorse them in
every particular. The discussion had
only shown one candidate to have beon
incorrectly placed, but taking his 154
votes from the Government side and ad
ding them to the Opposition gave totals
of 10,288 for the Government against
only 9,900 on tho other side, to say nothing of tho fact that the Opposition
have no more right to be credited with
with the Independent votes, given to
them above, than the Government.
Mr. Kitchen closed tho dobato, argu
ing on bohalf of his resolution, and claiming that the report of council contained
many misstatements which on account
of the time taken up in discussing this
one he would not trouble tho House by
bringing up.
The amondment was carried on the
following division:
Yeas���Messrs. Baker, Pooley, Davie,
Home, Vernon, Smith, Eberts, Stoddart,
Hunter, Punch, Booth, Rogers, Hall,Anderson, Kellie, Watt and Adams���17.
Nays���Messrs. Brown, Foster, Semlin,
MeKenzie, Sword, Kitchen, Cotton, Beaven, and Keith���9.
Mr. Grant was paired with Mr. Croft.
The. motion as amended was carried on
the same division and read thus:
"That whereas in a copy of a report
of the Executive Council, dated the Snd
September, 1893, which report has been
laid before this House and forwarded to
His Excellency the Governor-General, it
is stated that 'the number of votes actually polled at the general election for
candidates avowedly supporting the
Government was equal to the number of
votes polled for both opponents and independents combined;' Be it resolved,
that in the opinion of this House such
statement is according to the fact."
Hon. Mr. Davie moved that the House
on rising do stand adjourned until two
o'clock on Thursday. He stated that
there wero a number of deputations who
desired to wait upon tho Government,
and it was thought advisable to meet
them to-morrow.
Motion agreed to.
The two letters below, written for tho
Chilliwack Progress, are published In tho
Canadian by request. They explain
themselves, and show clearly enough
the way the political wind blows In that
favored soction of tho Province:
Chilliwack, Jan. 29, 1894.
E'litor Progress:
DkahSir,���On tho 20th Inst., a select
fow of tho friends of tho Govt, met with
the purpose of forming themsolvos Into a
political association, with the intention,
I presume, of looking after tho Interests
of this municipality. No doubt this
shows a fine philanthropic spirit on tho
part of tho upper ten, but whon a private soeloty, and that Is what it certainly is, as any outside tho clique woro not
admitted. I say whon such a soeloty
passes a resolution to the effect that a
delegation be sent to Victoria to potition
tho Government on behalf of the wholo
of this municipality, it Is quite timo that
such actions should bo protested against.
If it is necessary that a delegation be
sent to Interview the Govt, with tho Intention of soliciting aid for Chllllwack,
why not call a public meeting, and let
every ratepayer have a voice in saying
who shall form that delegation. I think
the reason for the action of these Government supporters will be understood
when we consider somo of the statements
j made by Premier Davie at tho last pol-
1 itical meeting held hero. And they are
' sending down men Whose interests, al-
'��� most without exception, aro in Centre-
ville; and If, as thev say, they represent
the peoplo, I would like to know for
I what object they aro asking aid? and
further, I would liko to know whv is a
delegation necessary? As ratepayers
havo we not rights? and aro  wo  to  bo
kept out of them because we send a
member to the Houso who dares to stand
up for truth and justice against such
odds? and have we to resort to schemes
and dodges for that which in reality is
I sign myself as before,
One Interested.
Editor Progress:
Dear sir,���I beg leave to reply to a
few misstatements made by "One Interested" in a lettor published in your last
Injthe first place his "nom deplume" is
in its self a misstatement. For were
he "One Interested" he would havo
shown such interest by being present at
the first meeting of tho "Political Association," notice of which was duly published in the Progress. Instead of so doing
he, fearing no doubt to become for once
acquainted with tho truth, like a cur,
keeps aloof and snarls from a safe distance, not only by this letter to tho Progress but also by a duplicate sent to the
Columbian, the organ of the "Independent oppositionists."
Ho calls our new organization "a private society," and tho members of the
samo "the upper ten," and also says that
"any outside tho clique" wore not admitted. To each and all of theso misstatements I giyo tho lie direct. Either he is
woefully Ignorant of matters of dally occurrence and has to fall back on his own
surmises, or elso ho is wilfully and knowingly falsifying tho truth.
lie asks "if it is necessary that a delegation bo sent to Victoria?" "Why not
call a public mooting?" As I said bofore, a public meeting was called and
"Ono Interested" knows that it was, and
further know of It beforo tlie mooting.
Then this base uervertor of tho truth
says that "thoy are sending down men
whose interests almost without exception,
aro In tho town." Now let us test his
voracity on this point. Who are being
sent? and what are their interests outside of the town?   Read:
D. McGillivray 800 acres.
A. C. Wells 335     "
J.L.Atkinson 320     "
G. R. Ashwell 800    "
Wm. Knight 160     "
Besides these are Reeve S. A. Cawley,
elected to represent the whole municipality by a majority of over 200 votes.
And John C. Henderson. Does any
ono accuse John of being sectional ?
Has tbe Municipality a bettor friend?
Does not he and his relatives own nearly
600 acres In the country? If these meu
do not represent the people from Pop-
cum down to Sumas, In tho name of
goodness, who can we send that would
do so? Have any of them at any time
evinced any sectionalism? Would "One
Interested" be better qualified?
Now what is this delegation going to
put boforo the Government? I quote
from another part of the Progress, "Railway, Dyking, Public Roads and Court
House questions."
Let me review oach briefly. "Railway"���Does "One Interested" object to
this question being brought forward and
pushed? Is this not the one of all things
most longed for by the enlightened of
our community? Does "One Interested"
show his mos-baehsm in this? Will this
not give our farmers freer ingress and
egress, and an opportunity to travel to
and fro? Does this benefit our town
Now for the next subject: "Dyking"
���Has our worthy defamer any objection
to this? Will this not increase our
population at least ten fold, scatter
happy homes all through this our
"Garden" and build and settle up our
fair land? Is "One Interested" one of
those growlers who continually stir up
mud and then seek for dryer and healthier (?) climes?
Then In the next place I find "Public
Roads." Does "One Interested", object
to us asking for an appropriation for the
Trunk Road, say between Popcum and
Chilliwack? Who will be benefitted
thereby? Surely all people whether
thoy do or do not como to our public
meetings, and probably the very man
who stays at home and kicks, saying
that he Is "One Interested." Is he satisfied with our roads In their present condition.
Let me now briefly touch upon the
"Court House" question. Let me also
admit that It will be of benefit to tho
town of Chilliwack. Will that benefit
be a disadvantage to our farmers? Is
Chilliwack's litigation all done by the
town's folk? Tho Court House will no
doubt be used by what "One Interested"
calls the "upper ten," but will it not
not also be used by the "lower five?"
Will it not be especially useful for our
worthy magistrates as a place to deal
out even handed justice, even though
It may be with men who, like "One Interested," disturb public meetings?
Again, will it not be a placo where the
public can meet? A place whore both
tho Political Association can hold its advertised meetings, and also the so-called
Constitutional League havo its "holo in
the corner" assemblies and concoct their
"schemes and dodges."
Now, Sir, I must apologise for taking
up so much of your valuable space, but
in conclusion I am constrained to ask
"One Interested" what has our member
"who dares to stand up for truth and
justice" done for us? What will he do
if wo return him again? Where aro his
pledges given at tho last election? Did
we send him to join tho Opposition and
opposo evcrythingl No, we sont him to
roprosont; but, Instead, ho has mlsrepro
sented, us, and tho real "Interested" ones
In Chllllwack havo at last awakonod out
of their slumbor and opened their eyes
and tho many now, as well as tbo old
familiar faces of those of our valley who
have Jolnod our Association attost this
fact, that thoy now acknowledge the
nianlv and progressive polloy of our pre-
sont Administration, and all right thinking men will perforce have to acknowledge that tho Commlttoe appointed is a
thoroughly representative ono, thoir
objocts of grave public importance, and
that tho Individual mombors thereof will
manfully do their duty for the best interests of tho municipality at large.
Yours truly,
Ottawa, Feb. 6.���It is officially learned
to-night that Lord Aberdeen has signed
an order in Council refusing to disallow
the North West School Ordinance as
asked by the petition of the Roman
Catholics to His Excellency.
Wanted���a position as short-hand and
typo writer. Lawyer's office preferred
References furnished.    Apply,
A. B., care Pacific Canadian. 113
Beside my Are, what care I for the storm,
Or for the rain that patters on the nmf,
Or faithless spring who holds herself aloof?
Twilight may fade to dark.   'Tis bright and
Beside my fire.
Beside my fire, watching the firelight glow.
The fitful gleams with artist touch hava
A wondrous  change, til  la my chamber
Is what lt was.   Its outline scarce I know,
BcsWe my fire.
Beside my fire, as with a lover's pride.
Who naught hut virtues in his mistress spies,
While ovory fault for liim In shadow lies.
Bo by the blaze my room is glorified.
Beside my iiro.
���Mary H. Jopling in Good Housekeeping.
In the year 1476 the city of Nancy,
in Lorraine, was  besieged  by Charles
tho Bold, duke of Burgundy, a warrior
of the  most   heroic  daring, but whose
unreh and irritable  temper often drove j
aim to commit acts of wanton cruelty.   |
The governor of Nancy at that time, i
whose name history has not preserved, j
was a  man of dauntless courage and j
great   military experience,   and, more- |
over, an   excellent and   devoted fat her. ]
Uis only child, whose mother had died I
in  giving  her birth, was  the  joy and j
pride of  hiB heart and  shone conspicuously  among all  the  maidens of  her |
time for her goodness and knowledge.
Toleaila ut the date of tho siege waB
in hor eighteenth year, and had already j
received many offers of marriage from j
nobles attracted by the charms of her
lieauty and amiability, but she refused
all suitors, preferring to watch over the
declining days ol her gray haired father, and by her love and devotion cheer
and prolong liis existence.
The inhabitants, led by their governor, in whose skill and judgment they
nad the utmost confidence, made a brave
defense against the countless troops of
the fiery duke.
All the men and youths | capable of
bearing arms had taken weapons, as
was fitting in the time of danger, and
posted themselves on the ramparts to
oeat off every attack.
Tbe aged men encouraged the faint
hearted and insisted on the women aiding, as far as their strength permitted,
by carrying stones to the walls to be
hurled down on the besiegers; they also
lighted fires under enormous caldrons
filled with pitch, oil and even water,
and when the enemy ventured on an
assault the seething mass was poured
on their devoted heads.
Nothing that the most resolute bravery and experienced skill could accomplish was left undone to defend the
town, and Charles, after vainly endeavoring for a considerable time to tako
the place by assault, at length resolved
to make overtures of peace, hoping thus
to gain tbe end which it seemed useless
to expect from force of arms.
He whose custom it was to deliver
every conquered city to be plundered
and burned: he who, after ����� successful
siege, invariably wreaked his bitterest
vengeance on the inhabitants and defenders, now proposed to the governor
and inhabitants of Nancy that they
should surrender and open to him the
gates of the city, pledging himself to
protect their dwellings and property
from all plundering, and to take care
that no one should suffer the least harm
either in life or possessions. The proposals caused ma.iy to waver, but the
noble governor, who had grown gray in
tbe service of his prince, stepped forward and declared that he would rather be buried under the ruins of the ramparts than deliver np the city to the enemy, ao long as there were means to
defend it He encouraged soldiers and
citizens to bravery and perseverence
and implored them to keep the city for
their sovereign, the Duke of Lorraine,
and he succeeded so well by his enthusiastic eloqnence that all swore to sacrifice their lives rather than surrender.
While the brave governor thus reanimated the courage of the men, his
daughter, on her side, raised the women's fainting spirits and cheered them
by her presence and inspiriting words,
and by her own conduct gave the example to maids and matrons to share in
the hardships and dangers of the defense. She reminded them how, a
short time before, when the Duke of
Burgundy besieged the town of Beau-
vais, the women had taken up arms and
(ought beside the men on the ramparts
and how they had succeeded in driving
back the besiegers.
'' These brave women were far fewer
than we are," continued Telesila,
"while the enemy was the same in number and strength. Why should wo be
Hfraid, when we have before us such an
oxample of devoted patriotism?"
This speech made tho greatest impres-
"ion on the minds of her listeners,
Freeh courage was instilled into men
and women, and no one spoke of ��Bi'-
Meanwhile, Charles had recousso to
every stratagem that ingenuity could
ilevise to endeavor to render himself
muster of tho town. During tho night
watches ho kept tho besieged iu a state
uf alarm by continual feints of attack,
und then, as morning advanced, when
(hey were quite wearied and worn out,
hu would rush with tenfold violence to
the assault.
He caused large stones to bo hurled
by the machines at the walls wherever
I hey were weakest, in the hope of making a breach, which at last, by the
greatest efforts, he succeeded in doing,
md after two hours' desperate fighting
he forced a entrance into the city,
breathing vengeance against its defenders, whose obstinate resistance, combined with the loss he had sustained of
liis bravest warriors, had enraged him
beynud measure. But it was especially
ng".:nst t! o governor that all his anger
and hatred were directed, as he knew
Hint tho latter had steadfastly refused
;hu terms of capitulation and had in-
. inci-1 th" inhabitants to offer such prolonged resistance.
lie Bwore that the governor should be
(he first on whom  his relentless ven
geance would fall, but his intended victim, to escape recognition, bad disguised himself in an ordinary citizen's
dress, and now stood, unknown, among
the assembled inhabitants, who were
awaiting their fate at the hands of the
enraged duke.
Charles demanded that the governor
should be instantly delivered up to him,
but the people would rather die themselves than betray their beloved chief
into the hands of the bloody conqueror.
Duke Charles threatened to destroy
all with fire and sword if his demands
were not instantly complied with, while
at the same time he promised a large
reward to whomsoever would point out
the governor's hiding place.
His threats and promises were equally vain.    All remained silent.
Then stepped forth an old man���it
was the governor himself in his disguise
���and said that he would reveal the secret if the duke would swear on his
word to pardon all the inhabitants and
protect their property.
"Never!" roared the infuriated duke.
"In a town taken by assault tho victor
allows no terms to be dictated to him,
and I will take such measures to discover your governor as shall strike terror into your hearts." Whereupon he
declared that every tenth person should
die and ordered his heralds to proceed
to the work of numbering the people.
Then the men and women, boys and
girls, old and young, wore placed in
one long rank, which reached from the
spot where Charles was holding his
court to tho uttermost fortification of
the city.
All grew pale, and deadly fear was
in every countenance as they listened
to the terrible sentence. As father,
mother, daughter and son stood side hy
side, each trembled for the other's life.
The air resounded with the weeping
and wailing of women who had a short
time before defied the enemy; the men
stood silent with bent heads.
The duke now signed to hia heralds
to begin the counting and to separate
every tenth person, whose head should
fall by the sword.
Telesila had placed herself close beside her father and was now trembling
for his life. She watched, with eye
sharpened by love and fear, every movement of the heralds, and always counted in advance in order to discover if
her dear father would be one of the
doomed. With horror she recognized
that the fatal number would fall on
In a moment her resolution was formed and carried out. She slipped gently
behind him, and placing herself on his
right side so contrived that he would
be No. 9, while she herself would
be the tenth. The herald drew near,
and it was only when the doom fell
upon his daughter that the father understood why she had changed her place.
Wildly he besought the herald to take
him; be was the one on whom the fatal
number should fall; Telesila had purposely changed her place to save him.
Telesila maintained that it had only
happened by chance, and while taking care not to reveal the secret of her
father's identity she earnestly begged
to be allowed to die, as the let had fallen on her. For a long time father and
daughter maintained the loving dispute,
and at last the herald, not daring to decide, led them both to the duke.
The father insisted on dying for his
daughter; that the doom rightfully was
his; while the daughter implored them
to take her life and spare h��r gray
haired father.
Charles hesitated long as to how he
should decide; he was quite ignorant
of whom he had before him, for no
word had fallen during their noble strife
which could betray their rank.
But at length the governor crSlii
"Mighty duke, do not hesitate as to
which of ns yon shall condemn to death.
I will give up to you the man who has
so roused your vengeance, for whom so
many brave citizens must die. See, the
governor stands before you; kill him,
but spare my daughter, this peerless example of filial love!"
The bystanders as they listened to
these words were filled with dread expectation of what would follow. All
were moved to tears and trembled for
the life of their beloved governor, who,
with such noble heroism, was willing
to die that they might be pardoned.
They surrounded himself and daughter
in close ranks, as if to form a rampart
so that the murderer's sword might only
reach him through their faithful hearts.
The duke, accustomed though he was
to slaughter and destruction, had never
before witnessed such a touching scene.
The whole peoplo raised a cry of supplication and implored their conqueror to
put them to death and spare him whom
they held so dear.
Gradually tho stern features of the
dnke relaxed, a softened expression stole
over them, and at last, rising from his
seat, amid universal silence, he addressed father and daughter in the following words:
"You have tonched the innermost
depths of my heart; you shall not die.
If it is swoet to conquer, let me feel
that it is sweeter still to pardon. Noble
Telesila, you have saved your father.
May you enjoy for long years the happiness of watching over and caring for
his old age. And yon, noble old man,
brave as you are in war, may your happiness as a father exceed your bravery
���you, who have reared so heroic a
daughter. It does my heart good in the
midst of the awful bloodshed and
slaughter to find such love and devotion.
You have made me experience how
sweet and pleasant are the feelings of
benevolence, and therefore not only
you, but all the inhabitants, are pardoned^'���Strand Magazine.
A Novel Occupation.
A peculiar advertisement recently appeared in an English paper. A woman
describing herself as " a lady with spare
time daily" offered to play bezique with
invalids or other persons desiring a
partner in the game. She wanted remuneration, and concludes by asking
"what offers?"
Financial Review.
Henry Clews, in his firm's circular
issued from Wall street, New York, Jan.
27th, said: The Wall street markets show
little change from their late features.
Transactions are light and the speculative movement Is narrow; but the undertone of prices remains firm. When prices
yield, there are few sellers; nor do advances bring out any important amounts
of stock. In brief, holders are not sellers at present prices, and appear to be
satisfied to hold on until conditions favor
higher values. The feeling is very general that the depression of business has
passed its climax, and the prevailing
symtoms show that, both in the industries and in trade, tho process of recovery
has distinctly set in.
This turn of the tide is most conspicuous in the Northwest and Southwest. In
those sections, the mercantile interests
show a distinct improvement, which expresses itself in the markets of this city
in an increased number of buyers, as
well as in tho ability to buy larger
parcels, and in better collections and
fewer requests for extensions of payments. Unfortunately, on arriving here,
these interior buyers lind still a discouraged feeling, much complaint and a
lack of firmness in prices notwithstanding the extraordinary lowness of the
stocks of goods; and under those circumstances they deem it prudont to buy
less than they really want, with consequent discouragement to our local merchants. A few days ago, a series of
consesslous were made In staple cotton
goods, which, instead of encouraging
sales, have frightened buyers and produced a general check on business iu
that branch of trade. It would seem as
though manufacturers and commission
merchants have allowed their fears at
the effects of tariff changes to got tho
better of thoir sober judgment, with tho
result of their overlooking tho favorable points in tho situation and placing
themselves at the mercy of customers,
who, under such circumstances, buy
much less than they really want. And
yet the fact that the long idlo factories
are so generally resuming work implies
that manufacturers aro aware of the exhausted state of stocks and believe that
the markets are prepared to take a fair
amount of goods. As this city is the
headquarters for manufactures as well
as for distributors, it is not surprising
that the dispirited feeling among the
former should find expression here more
than elsewhere; and a little more experience is likoly to convince producers
that it does not pay to infest their customers with their own misgivings. When
that "point is reached, there is likely to
be a marked change from the feeling and
the volume of trado which exist at the
Mr. Philip D. Armour is quoted as saying: "It is time to begin to hedge an
'bear' views. Trade has picked up so
much in tho last ten days, I feel myself
like hedging on the view of the situation
I took a fortnight ago. There havo been
moro signs of returning confidence this
last week than I have seon for a long
time. The general mercantile trade has
very much more of the old-time look to
it than I havo seen for many a month."
This is important testimony from a
competent judge of affairs in the West;
and the improvement to which Mr.
Armour testifies cannot long fail to make
its impression at this centre. What Mr.
Armour reports for Chicago appears to
apply equally to the Southwest. A
recent dispatch from St. Louis to a local
commercial journal (Dun's Review)
states: "In the general business here
there is absolutely nothing left of tho
business depression. Tho grain trade
has suffered from cut rates to the
East, which took grain of all kinds
around the city on through bills of
lading. Yet elevator receipts have been
very fair. Jobbers and manufacturers, ���
particularly in shoe and grocery linos,
report good orders and usually free remittances. The correspondence of travelling men is generally very confident
and hopeful, particularly in  dry goods."
The action of Congress on the sugar
duty has been a leading feature in the
stock market. The vote in the Committee of the Whole in favor of making
the article duty free naturally caused
��� some selling of Trust stock, but the price
was affected much less than might have
been expected under the circumstances.
There is an impression in some quarters
that legislation on this article is influenced by speculation; and those who
entertain that viow regard the vote as
intended to afford an opportunity for
covering previous "short" sales and also
of buying for a rise on the prospect of
subsequent action reversing the Houso
vote and affording protection to the
"Trust." Tho wav the stock acted
under the vote seems to give some support to this view.
The drift of London feeling seems to
bo turning in favor of this market. The
bad effects of the numerous receiverships
of our roads In which foreigners are interested seem to havo done their worst;
and investors are coming round to the
conclusion that, in tho world-wide financial reaction, all investments have suffered, and thoso of tho United States not
nearly so much as some othors. London,
thorofore, is showing some interest in
"Americans," but seems inclined to limit
its attontlon to securities supposably bo
yond the reach of receiverships.
"If marriage is a lottery,"
Saul Oholly to Miss Wise,
"An<l r-��u consent to marry me,
I'm sure to draw a priae."
"What, marry you? That cannot b��,"
Replied the charming elf,
"Because I'm anxious, don't you see,
To draw a prize myself."
���New York Press.
A Sore Cure.
The merchant was rather blue, and his
wife, noticing it, asked what the matter
"Matter enough," he sighed. "I've been
looking over my books and I find I've lost
money every month for the last year."
"How did you lose it?" sho inquired.
"Oh, I a.in't know," he said wearily,
shaking his head.
"Nor where?"
Then Rhe thought a minute and remembered what shedid when she lost her pock-
etbook, and her face brightened.
"Why don't you advertise for it?" she
Etsked innocently.
"By George," he exclaimed, "I never
thought of that," and the next day he had
i big display ad in the paper, and the next,
and the next, and in three months' time he
was in clover up to his chin.���Detroit Free
For  Extra Choice   Fresh
and Prepared Meats
Opposite Held & Currie's Foundry.
Nothing Made In Tain.
Housekeeper���It's perfectly abominable!
Why don't you go to work and earn your
Tramp���Please, mum, if such gevts as me
mould go to work, what would the newspaper paragraphers do for subjects to write
about? They'd starve to death, mum, and
with no jokes iu the papers this dreary life
would be but a vale of tears. We all have
dut uses, mum.���New York Weekly.
No Loud Talking.
He���You say there are no flowers (or the
dinner table! Where are the chrysanthemums I sent home?
She���Oh, George, don't speak so loud;
you might hurt Bridget's feelings. She
didn't understand what they wen and has
cooked them in milk I���Exchange.
A Feminine Sorrow.
Dame Nature is sad on a winter's day.
As she thinks of her summer time garb so gay,
And her sighs come trembling upoa the air
Because sho has "nothing at all to wear."
���Washington Star.
No Danger.
Helen-Oh, dearl What will I do with
this awful blot on my letter to Harry?
Florence���Never mind, dear; he won't
see it.
Helen���Why not?
Florence���You give lt to yow father to
mail.���Chicago Inter Ocean.
The Brat*.
"Why don't you take me with yon sometimes of evenings, dear? I get so tired of
staying at home alone."
"Because I can't afford to dress yon as
well as myself. I don't want to be seen
around with a woman dressed as yon are."
���Indianapolis Journal.
Obeying Orders.
"Don't Blow the Gas Oat," was the sign.
Quoth Farms. Jones, "All right,"
And so he tucked himself in bed
And let it barn all night.
.....   -*����.
Didn't Get Out of It.
An instructive dialogue is reported to
have taken place at the opening day of the
Sussex asBizcs. A juror rose iu the box to
ask to be exempted from service on account
of deafness. "Are you very deaf?" said the
judge in a low tone. "Yes, my lord," was
the prompt reply. "You had better be
���worn," said the judge.���London Globe.
That's What She Meant.
It had been over four months sinoe they
war* engaged, and as they read the evaning
paper together he said:
"See, my dear, only CO for a suitl"
"Is it a wedding suit?" she aafced sweetly.
"No, a business suit"
"Well, I meant business," aba ���Mwtrrea.
To Contractors.
QEALED TENDERS, endorsed "Ten-
IO der," will be received by the Honourable the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works up to 4 o'clock p. m., of
Tuesday, 6th 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 tho
office of R. MaclCay Frlpp, Esq., Architect, Vancouver, at the Government
Offico at Kamloops, and at the oflice of
the undersigned.
The lowest or any tender will not
necessarily bo accepted.
Deputy Commissioner Lands & Works.
Lands and Works Dopartmont,
Victoria, B, C, (ith February, 1894.
Sinclair <fe Go's
Opposite Tramway Office, CoWia Street.
Stallions for Sale.
For Sale, two thoroughbred Clydosdalo
Stallions, weighing about 1,700 pounds
each. Will bo sold on easy terms. For
further particulars apply to
Mount Aornon, Wash.
Estray Steer.
Strayed Into tho premises of the un-
dorsigned, on or about 1st December
last, a red and white steer. Tho owner
Is hereby notified to prove property, pay
expenses, and take the animal away.
Jan. 13, '94. Elgin, B. C.
Corner of Columbia ft MeKenzie Sts.,
CAPITAL, all paid up, $12,000,000
REST,   -    -    -   6,000,000
A Savings Bank
Has  been  opened   in   connection
this Branch.
Merest Allowed at Current Rates.
At preseiU three and one-half per ant.
GEO.  D.
After Feb, 1st,
Furniture : and : OiMtiii.
Telephone 170.
P.O. Box 58.
Corner of
Agnes & MeKenzie Sts,
Of all kinds on hand.
A Call Solicited.
will be found iu the Store next to Tramway offico, lately occupied by
Davidson  Bros.
Best   and   Largest
Stock in Town.
Any   Style of  Jewelry
made to order.
tzr We mako a specialty of repairing
Chronographs, Repeaters, and all flue
and complicated watches.
Orders by mall solicited.
New Westminster
���CALL  AT-
Colombia Street, New Westminster.
Tho Latest and Choicest Patterns In Scotch)
and English Tweeds, Etc., for fall and winter
Get Prices!
HIS HONOUR tho Lieutenant-Governor has been ploascd to make tha
following appointment:
25th January, 1894.
Alfred De Rupe Taylor, of Ladner's
Landing, Esquire, to be a Registrar for*'
the   purpose   of   the   "Marriage   Act"
within and for Delta Municipality.
HIS HONOUR the Lieutenant-Governor has been pleased to make the>
following appointments :���
S7th December, 1893.
To bo Fenco Viewers:���
Rohert J. Fleming, Alexander
Cameron, and Duncan C. Barbrick,
Esquires, within and for the 2% mile*
belt of land comprised within Township
10, Now Westminster District, south ot
Langley Municipality.
& HOY'S, 2
Dupont Block,  Columbia St. ���
NOTICE Is horoby given that Assessed
and Provincial Revonue Taxes,
for tho year 1894, aro now duo and payable at my office, Court House, New
Westmlnstor, at tho following rates:���
If paid on or bofore 30th June:
One-half of one por cent, on the.
assessed valuo of real estate.
Two per cent, on tho assessed value
of wild laud.
Ono-thlrd of ono por cont. on the
assessed valuo of personal property.
Ono-half of ono por cent, on the Income of overy person of $1,500
or ovor.
If paid on or after 1st July :
Two-thirds of one por cent, on the
asscssod value of real  property.
Two and one-half por cent, on tho
assessed valuo of wild land.
One-half of ono per cent, on tho asscssod value of personal property
Throo-quartors of one per cent, on
tho Income of ovory person of
81,800 or over.
Provincial Revonue Tax, $3 per capita
(New Westminstor and Vancouver Cities
All parties whose taxes are in arrears
up to 31st Decembor, 1893, aro requested
to pav the same forthwith, or costs will
bo Incurred at an early date.
All taxes due on property in thoTown-
sitcs of Hastings, Port Moody, Mission
City, Abbotsford and Huntingdon aro
also pavablo to
Assessor and Collector for the Electoral Districts of Westminster, New Westminster
City and Vancouver City.
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(Continued from last week.)
Th* serenity ef hia fair, untempted
year* tank from sight, and he seemed to
look down an illuminated depth into the
very heart of life. Love and death were
there; agony and sin; joy, derision, temptation, despair; the curse of the suicide,
the laughter of yonng girls, the sorrow
that cries in the night. It was all so terribly clear. It racked him, mandated
him, knitted itself to him,
One after another faces arose, young
and old; hands seemed outstretched. He
heard words that contained the glory and
fire of diamonds, so real they were, so
trenchant. Oh, if he could but write
them as they thronged into his mind���if
he could tell the wonderful story that
unfolded itself before him like a scroll
upon the darkness���might not some stand
and listen?
He shivered and looked around, emerging from his waking dream aa from a
trance, and almost startled to find himself alone.
What was this marvelous change? He
seemed on the threshold of a secret, the
door open to hii�� hand. He was as one
born again under new conditions, with
keener faculties for reasoning and feeling. A fire had touched him���a fire of
love. It lightened the dark places of his
nature, melted tho crust that held the
currents of knowledge imprisoned, and
he felt stimulated to walk victorious
where beforo he had stumbled.
He thought of tho play that bnt a short
while since had been so dear a thing to
him. Crude, false and sterile it seemed
And yet to venture again���dare he do it?
Even while ho questioned he knew he
must. His fingers tingled to grasp a pen.
The delight of the artist, the creator,
quivered through him. It was tempered
by A sickening edge of dread, but still it
waa delight.
In a little while he was again In his
own room tearing the leaves of the rejected play to pieces. He flung them into
the grate and touched them with a match.
"Virginia, was right," he said, his voice
broken, as if he had run a long way, and
indeed hie inner self had journeyed to
far, undreamed ef heights that night.
"You ase ttUe.  Ubtaword of you shall
"You ar* fals*. Not a word of yo-u shaU
He stood with bowed head watching
the papers. They rustled In a swirl of
wind and flame, subsided into spasmodic
flickorings, and nothing was left hut a
handful of charred fragments light as
thistle down.
"God, help met Give me my dream,"
he murmured, his lips scarcely moving.
A sustained burst of deep toned sound
from the organ floated to him through
the closed doors. It thrilled him to tne
heart. He eeemed to hear Virginia's
stanch word* in their delicate intonations; '
"I believe in yon, Tom."
Loader the music rolled, higher, sweeter, one keen minor note transcending the
heavier volnme and crowning it like a
star. The man's longing eyes brightened
as he listened. The festival of harmony
augmented his strength. His love rushed
out to meet it like flood meeting flood.
Virginia seemed playing a paean of sanctified victory fit for a crusader who holds
his standard aloft, though a rankling
wound pales his lips.
He would accept her message.
Until the last vibration had rank to a
pargeting whisper he stood entranced.
Tbe inspiration did not desert him. All
day and far into each night he wrote
with felicitous ease. No hint of his love
passed his lips to Virginia. Pride, with
a promise of ultimate victory in its warning voice, bade passion wait.
"You are nothing, you have nothing
now, but somo day you will. Some day
you may daro ask her to add her love���
the richest jewel���to a measure already
And ao the time went by with an outward seeming of eventful quietude, and
October came.
Virginia sat alone one bright afternoon. She was painting a panel for a
fashionable shop that was pleased to accept her work and pay as little as was
possible for it. Her head was bent low,
and a loosened strand of hair swept her
cheek. Her figuro in ita Inclined position revealed a supple strength and complete repose.
The little maid who helped her about
the house had departed, and the room
was quiet, save that a tiny white kitten
purred before the stove and the dock
tioked upon the mantel. And how a
clock can tick in a silent room I Question lt; it answers you. Sit mute, and
it voices your thoughts. Virginia laid
her brush down and listened to it. There
wae something pathetically childish
about her as she sat there, her chin upon
her open hand, her dilated eyes couched
under the delicate brows, mirroring the
passionate regret that of late had poisoned all her days.
She was not in Tom's confidence now.
She did not share his walks. The gay
familiar companionship so unutterably
dear was ended. He did not know���he
never must know���how often she had
erept to his door late at night to listen to
the scratch of his impetuous pen.
Perhaps her words had stung him to
such violent activity he would soon leave
tbem to fight fortune in a wider field. A
startled breath broke npon her lips.
What would this place he without him?
What would her life he?   The clock answered with a cynical, knowing tick.
A shadowy wave of desolation rushed
over her, and the room grew dark. Her
hands fell down helplessly. The clock
ticked louder, like a garrulous crone
foretelling disaster.
"Virginial" fell upon her ears with a
soft suddenness that startled her. The
panel slipped from her knees, and grasping the arms of the chair she turned her
head to find Tom standing above her.
"I have been watching yon for a full
minute," he said, throwing his hat down
and drawing over a low stool, so that he
faced her.
In the hushed, masterful whisper she
recognized something unusual. Something unusual in his face too. Repression was there, excitement, joy.
"I didn't hear you come in," Virginia
answered, her voice sounding thick and
far away in her own ears.
She half stooped to draw back the
piece of satin on which a bunch of daisies
was Btill wet. He caught her hand and
with gentle fingers that brooked no resistance took the thing away and placed
it out of her reaoh.
"Dear little handl" and his voice was
heavy with love, "dear, faithful little
handl Let it rest awhile here, Virginia."
The girl shivered as one does who
rushes from a cold vault into the sunlight.
"Look at met" she heard him saying
in a half suppressed voice of intense exultation, "lam the happiest fellow in
New York. You told me you believed
in me. You told me that. Oh, Virginia,
how those words have staid with mel
And you were right. I have succeeded.-
My last play was accepted and by the
man who rejected all the others."
A boyish laugh of pure delight left his
lips, and he sank on hia knees beside her.
"I'd like to set aU the hells in the
chapel pealing, call out the fellows and
tell them the exchange was not so bad
after all. Not so bad, eh, Virginia?" he
asked, thinking how lovely were the
velvety deeps of her eyes.
"It is so sudden, so strange. But, oh,
there ia such gladness and light in my
heart for you, Toml Tell me more, tell
me all about it."
He leaned oloser. She felt his hand
upon her shoulder. His mouth, in its
lithe, boyish curves, was very near her
"There is something else I must tell
you first," he said slowly.
In that long, sultry look she knew all.
Her pulses quickened, a fire grew in her
heart. He loved her, then? Oh, he did,
he did!
Their faces were so close there was a
resistless impulse, a moment of con-j
fused, delirious joy, and their lips clung
in a kiss that drew Virginia's heart with
Tom's lids fell heavily. He was very
white.   A great sigh came from his lips
But the door opened. Tom had scarcely time to stand up before her father came
in, followed by a boy with a package.
The old man was aglow with pleasurable excitement. He closed the door
after the messenger, crossed the room in
hiB graceful, stately way and shook hands
with Tom.
"I have had a pleasant day," he said
briskly. ' 'Such a delightful coincidence!
What would life be without the unexpected? Have you ever thought of that,
"I am thinking of it now, sir," and he
exchanged a fleeting glance of arch meaning with Virginia. "But I differ with
you slightly. The unexpected can prove
���well, at some momenta���an out and
out nuisance."
"When it's of an unpleasant nature,
yee, of course���my slippers, Virginia���
thank you, my dear���but when it carries you back to a pleasant time and surrounds you with happy memories���ah,
"Toll me about it, dad," said Virginia
as Bhe leaned over him.
Her face was glorified. She looked
with naive tenderness straight at Tom
as she spoke���looked until her eyes fell
under the fire in his.
"It happened this way," and Mr. Kent
ambled drowsily on, ignorant that the
splendor of youth and love was eddying
in warm glances around his frosty head.
"I had just cashed my check and was
walking up Broadway. As I came near
Bond street I chanced to look up and saw
an auctioneer's flag over a dim shop in a
basement. I went down. The place was
packed, the bidding was brisk. Pieces of
quaint pottery went for a song, old miniatures, shawls and rugs. I went nearer.
Ah, how I, longed for money, money,
money I"
He paused, and Virginia gave aa un-
���M7 BWBOjiat the package*
"There If somstMna el** I mutt ten you
"But you didn't buy any of those lovely, uselees things?" she interposed in a
whisper. "You didn't, surely, dad? You
know the quarter's rent"	
"Never mind the quarter's rent, Virginia. You always will drag in these
purely private matters before our
With a delicate impatience he moved
to the stove and held ont Ut white
hands to the warmth.
"Where was I when yau_ interrupted
me? Ah," and he took off his glasses,
lightly nicking his coat sleeve with
them, "I remember, I controlled myself. I bought nothing until I saw a
gem that almost made me give a cry of
recognition. Against the red cloth in
the lamplight and dust stood a piece of
statuary that I parted with in an evil
day long ago." He looked at both his
listeners with a dim smile, and his voice
became retrospective. "How it recalled
tha bright spring morning I picked it up
in Farisl Ah, dear mel I commenced
bidding for it.
"At last only one voice was heard
competing with me. The owner of it
peered at me through the crowd. I
peered at him. Who was it but the son
of a dear old friend! Ah, it was a sight
to see him look at me only half convinced. 'Is your name Kent? 'It is,
and you aro Eichard Monklow,' I answered. Well, he withdrew, and the
bust became mine. I spont the rest of
the day with him. We lunched at Del-
lnonico's, played a game of poker in his
rooms afterward. Ah, he's a fine fellow,
this Lieutenant Monklow. He's just left
the navy to inherit a great fortune. Oh,
what a life he haa hadl Teeming with
adventure, with experience. Lucky dog!
But open the packages, Tom, and see
'The Masker.' It cost me $00 to regain
it. What matter? It is worth hundreds."
In a moment Tom had tho wrappings
off, and the bust was placed on a little
stand. The head and shoulders of a girl
gleamed whitely in marble, Sho was
represented laughing with unrestrained
gayety, her eyes half closed from sheer
weariness of so much mirth, her curling
mouth with its range of little teeth just
showing above the small mask tbat one
daintily curved hand had pulled down in
a capricious moment.
A lovely thing, indeed, but sadly out
of place in that poor room. It seemed
strange to Virginia that her father did
not recognize the singular unfitness.
The girl was laughing at them alll
And to have spent $60 for itt Oh, it was
wanton, cruel I
"Touch it reverently, Virginia! it he-
longs to my past," sighed Mr. Kent.
"But, father dear, how���how could
you do it?" she burst out with uncontrollable reproach. "Sixty dollars, and
so many things needed here!"
Tom saw the old man's eyee flash, as
he straightened himself from the waist:
"That will do, my dear. I do not see
that we lack any of the plain comforts���
which, alas! are all I can at present provide���and if I choose to add a luxurious
trifle, something associated with the dear
dead days, I will not," he said in a clear,
studied voice���"I will not be interfered
with. Now, if you please, my child,
we'll say no more about it. Whenever
you want to talk over household matters
with me, I am always at your service-
in private."
Nothing more was said, and the bust
was placed near the melodeon. But
Virginia could not bear to look at it.
Poverty was biting, their needs urgent
and debt abhorrent to her. How many
panels she would have to strain her eyes
over before half of $60 was earned. A
burning mist fell over her sight. She
looked up and met Tom's compassionate eyes. They counseled her to be patient. Ah, what did these small briers
matter since he loved her?
There lay her hope, her refuge.
"I don't know," and Mr. Plunket sat
back thoughtfully crossing his legs, "but
it seems to me that strong speech of
Lemaire's coming so closely upon Miriam's denunciation takes the ginger out
of Miss Stone's lines. Tone that down,
Murray, or hold it back a bit."
The rehearsal of "The World's Way"
was on. Baw gaslight flooded the stage
and showed the auditorium beyond, a
shadowy pit that echoed every word.
Tom stood near the manager, the promptbook in his hand, interlining it with new
suggestions for stage business and sometimes altering a line to be more effective.
He was accustomed to the theatre by
this time. For two weeks he had been
coming and going, spending much of his
time among scene painters and holding
long interviews with the manager. He
no longer felt resentful at hearing the
text slurred at rehearsals and only the
cues given with distinctness. He was
accustomed to seeing the players go
through the "business" like automatons,
and climaxes his heart had stood still in
creating arranged with mechanical exactness.
The skeleton of the players'craft���
without the simulated passion and humor���the hardship and disillusion, were
all familiar now.
The days were too short for all he
found to do, and sometimes it was past
midnight before he thought of returning
to Chelsea square.
The interrupted avowal of hia love to
Virginia had not been finished. But in
a vague, happy way she understood that
even that must remain abeyant to tbe
success of his play.
Ofttimes the thought that it might
fail gave him a soul sickness that Tm-
bittered his food and kept sleep away.
It was not enough to hear it praised and
feel ita reality himself. The final verdict must come from the erowd, the
vague mass called the public, depending
upon it* mood. What this would be
who could foretell? He heard on every
hand of plays teeming with promise that
had gone down like ships at eeawith
flags flying and cargoes of gems on
board, of others of only doubtful value
that had made fortunes and established
Doubt left him no peace, and the first
night of "The World's Way" found him
with every sense quivering and alert.
Behind the scenes the air was freighted
with fever. Everybody was whispering,
peeping, speculating except Tom, and
he leaned against one of the wings waiting. He conld do no more. Opallike
gleams of excitement nickered in his
eyes, nervous tremors ran through his
blood, and behind an easy smile his teeth
were clinched. He could not breathe
freely until the first act was over.
Five minutes before the curtain went
up he peeped over the gasman's shoulder
and looked eagerly at the upper right
hand box. He saw Mr. Kent first, standing well in front leisurely surveying the
house through an opera glass as familiarly as if boxes on first nights were
quite everyday matters.
A little more in shadow sat Virginia.
Tom scarcely knew her in the new gray
gown and the feathered hat with bent
{ rim. How pretty she wasl Happiness
; was a tonic that had softened every
! curve of her face. Her eyes, dilated to
j a starry radiance, rested dreamily on the
' still undrawn curtain. Her cheeks were
a burning pink.
A tenderness swept over his heart, and
the thought of all she was to him rose
triumphant above every other feeling.
Was it not good to know that one in
that crowded house was thinking with
tenderness of him, not as the new dramatist making a bid for fame, but just as
j "Tom," whose every hope was at stake?
Perhaps as they went heme he might
; whisper those three words that hold im-
| prisoned in their small circle the har-
; mony of the world.   He might tell her
in the crowded car, or for a moment before parting in the hall.   It mattered
not how or where if only he received in
a word the assurance of the belief that
she loved him.
The first few moments following the
tinkle of the bell he never remembered
clearly. Save for tho rustle ef the
prompter's book there was absolute silence behind the scenes. The house was
as still. On the hush voices swept to
I him speaking the words he knew hy
heart. The music commenced faintly
j like the distant sob of waves���a swaying
j melody painful and sweet. Tom darea
to lift his eyes and watch the soene;
then by degrees the painful sense of
trepidation left him, for this waa the
pregnant action he had dreamed of.
These were the words fire laden, sooroh-
ing, living���the passion that had put
on the garb of reality���the humor, sweet,
surprising and irresistible. Sometimes a
gust of laughter swept over the house,
intermittent applause that showed orit*
ical appreciation, ot dead, absorbed sj��
But when the curtain fell ��� sound
like a thunderbolt leaped across the
footlights and made the scenery quake.
It sank only to revive again, ita clamor
swelling like a storm at its culmination. Ah, then he seemed lifted np. Tha
sound made him sick with delight, His
hour had struck.
The players stood around Urn, a fluih��
ed, triumphant group,
"It's a go."
"A hit."
"Went swimmingly. Every Use told.
I never played to a warmer house."
Words like these and the persistent
applause followed him down the narrow passage to the street. He wanted
to feel alone for a little while the rapture of triumph. They lied who said
that hope was a fallacy, lifo a failure.
The world had widened and grown so
fair. The years teemed with rosy possibilities, mystic, beckoning. His heart
was full with a rush of joy.
It seemed to him there never waa a
fairer night than this, which marked the
first important ascent in his life. Frost
glittered on the pavements like pale
dust. The rays of the moon blanched
wtadow panes into squares of pearl and
sketched the outlines of chimneys and
doorposts in fanciful black angles.
As he strode along his blood tingled
in the seductive confusion of a dream
where passion and triumph walked hand
in hand. Virginia���he loved her sol She
waa so necessary to him. He would make
up for all she suffered now. Ah, would
he not? It would be sweet to lavish
upon her the dainties and elegancies that
all women love. She should have done
with pinching and worry in that nappy
Wonderful visions these, which Toss
saw revealed in the moonlight. Stainless, they buoyed his spirit and beokoned
him on.
When he reached the theater, the second act was over. He felt a little tired,
and his breath came fast, yet in his exaltation he was scarcely oonsoious of
having walked.
At the box office the manager stood
chatting with some friends. A lew,
thick laugh gurgled from his lips; his
face was radiant. Everything about
him told of a crowded house and big box
office receipts. He saw Tom and beokoned to him.
"Shy, are your he asked, with a rollicking wag of his head, an expanding
wave of his white hands.
He was a large man, red faced, pale
haired, one who had always a genuine
welcome for himself, and whose every
action was climatic. If he were only
offering a cigarette, he plunged into his
pocket with an air of mystery and
brought forth a triumphant surprise.
"You stole away from us all after
making the biggest hit I've seen in 16
years. Come, come, that will never do.
You want to pull yourself together,
youngster, and get oheeky, for you'll
have to face the crowd by and by,"
"Face the crowd? You don't mean"���
"Yes, I do. They'll call for you. Then
you'll go out with a pretty speech, and
all the girls will fall In love with you.
The last is most important, by the way.
It will bring crowded matinees. The
women keep the theaters going, just aa
they elect the presidents. They're the
ones you want to please. You'll please
'em, my boy; you'll please 'em."
He laughed knowingly, his friends
joining. Then hia face grew suddenly
sharp and serious, something hawklike
chasing the lacy good humor from his
"Here's Delatole. Be nioe to him,
and he'll make your fortune doubly
sure. I heard him asking for yon a minute ago."
"Delatole* Tbe ���tttto oo Tbe Challenge?"
"The same. See here, Murray. A little flattery goes a long way with him.
If he likes you personally, the dictionary
doesn't hold words strong enough for
his praise. If he doesn't, he can do the
wet blanket business in the most ex- H5
quisite diction you ever read. Ask him
to supper. Cultivate him. He's a bit
of a schemer, two faced as they make
'em, and I wouldn't trust him around
the corner���no, not around the corner.
Ah, Delatole, how are you? You're the
very man we want to see," he cried as
the newcomer strolled up to them.
"What do you think of the play? Some
of you fellows would rather roast us
than do the other thing any day. But
you'll do us justice. Aa I was jnst saying to Murray, he can rely on you for
fair play."
The lie was spoken with impressive
earnestness, suggesting a deeply rooted,
long tried confidence, but was accompanied by a thumb thrust that left an
aching memory in the region of Tom's
He moved from the thumb's vicinity
and found Delatole critically examining
So this was Delatole, the feared, the
brilliant, the applauded. The very children were familiar with his name. Essays, poems, reviews, had trickled from
his untiring pen in crystalline phrases,
the pattering music of a mandolin in their
light swing. He had been pioneer in reforms in the political, social and ethical
centers of tho country. But ho wns best
known �����? a dramatic critic, a mechanic
of verbr.1 eccentricities that surprised
and dazzled. His paragraphs lingered in
the memory and could not he forgotten.
With his pen he let out the blood in the
veins of tho plays ho condemned, nnd for
those that won him wove in ono magical
sentence a verbal crown of flowers languidly swoot and penetrating as a fall of
happy tears. This was Delatole, the author, the poet realist of theater lobbies.
So (Ms ��mu DtlatoU.'
The man at first glance was disappointing. Tom had fancied him gray
and dignified, hia eyes heavy with the
disillusion of life, but instead he found
him only a little older than himself,
small and pompous in bearing. His
spare face was sallow and ended in a
pointed black board. His eyes were
hollow and of that dense blackness that
resists lijfnt. A sardonic flippancy had
curled his upper lip to one side.
As he languidly drew one hand from
the pocket of the great, shaggy coat enveloping him like a blanket, Tom noticed it was pale and forceless as the
hand of a delicate woman, the tips of
the fingers senna brown from the use of
"I've been looking for you. I wanted
a word with you," he said, tone and
glance connoisscurlike. "Is it true 'The
World's Way' is your first play?"
"The first that has not died almost at
As Tom spoke he felt the sensitive
pleasure all who first came in contact
with Delatole experienced in some degree. Tho restful assurance of his manner, tho flushes of his shrewd eyes, the
musical, Crawling voice, wero all insinuatingly attractive to Tom and filled him
with admiration. By comparison he felt
liimself too brusque, too impetuous, almost an artless savage.
"You interest me." said Delatole. "I
must have you tell me more of yourself.
Unless I'm greatly mistaken, New York
won't be averse to hearing u little about
you tomorrow. After the play, if you've
nothing better on hand, suppose you
come and sup with me."
Tho act had com monced, and he scarcely paused to hear Tom's murmured acceptance. It was a foregone conclusion
that a new author would not dream of
refusing Anthony D datole.
When the curtain fell, the excited
audience roso and cheered. Tliey wanted tho leading actors, tho manager and
lastly tho author. Virginia gave a little
excited sob in her muff as Bholistenod to
ihe hoarse, irregular cry. They wonted
Tom. Oh, to think of it! They were
calling for him aa for a victor. Her
heart throbbed exultantly under a pressure of happy pain, and when he came,
an expectant hush awaiting his words;
when she heard his rich toned, familiar
voice across the footlights, a tear did fall
on the now pearl colored gloves.
As ho retreated amid more "bravos"
and hand clapping he sent her a glowing glance, and she waved her hand to
him. It was worth having livod for that
He was waiting outside the theater,
but only to say he could not return with
her, and he introduced Delatole, who
stood by, his chin luxuriously buried in
a great fur collar.
Beforo turning away he managed to
aay in u low voice:
"Have I justified your belief in me,
Virginia?   Tell mo that."
"You need not ask. The public has
answered, but in case you havo any
doubt let mo tell you I wanted to hug the
audience en masse, and���just look at my
He left her laughing and half looking
back, and she wao glad���yes, glad���of
this chance that mado him the guest of u
brilliant man on this happy night. But
something cold fell upon her heart as in
crossing the street she turned her head
and saw Tom striding away in the shower of moonlight by his new friend's side.
It was a foolish, womanly apprehension without root or reason, such as, born
in the darkness, die in the morning.
Fight it as she would, however, it came
back and clung to her as the dampness
clings to the walls of a sunless room un
til every semblance of cheer died under
the depressing chill.
"It will be different tomorrow," she
said, with a heavy sigh, as she fell asleep
that night.
"We won't dine tete-a-tete," said Delatole, with a dry smile, as he led Tom
across Madison square. "I'm going to
have you meet some other fellows,
Mends of mine. It will be wsH ft? yon
ta know them."
And he ran ever a list of names, all
familiar to Tom and young, like himself
���artists, writers, painters and wealthy
dilettanti. His .heart grew large with
pride. He tingled with anticipation, and
tremors of ecstacy passed over him as if
he had drunk the distilled witchoraft of
the moonlight. The artistio world was
his to enter, and Delatole, a leader, was
holding the door open for him. Like a
companion picture in shadow rose the
memory of the night when be walked
alone in the rain in the sore travail of
spirit out of which this first success was
born. WaB he that man? Was the illuminated blue above him the same sky
he had looked at then?
' 'It's so awfully good of you to give me
this opportunity," he said, and Delatole
understood all that the joyous inflection
in his voice expressed.
There was not much about the ingenuous young fellow beside him that Delatole did not Bhrewdly understand. It waa
his custom to study the people he met
and adapt them if possible to his requirements of the moment. He used his
friends. When they tired of serving him,
ho turned his secret enmity to account
whenever opportunity offered by making them tho subjects of scintillating,
scathing attacks in the press that added
to his fame. How Murray could serve
him he had not yet determined, but bis
gratitude was what he wanted. Such
fresh and promising material, which
would easily receive whatever impress he
might place upon it, was not met with
every day.
"Oh, you needn't thank me, Murray,"
he said, with his acid smile and shivering
even in the depths of his cumbersome coat
as an icy wind swept across the square:
"I'm a littlo bit proud of this chance to
take you up. You mustn't be too modest. You are a success. You've written
a play that's caught the town���a play
that will live. How you did it is a mystery to me. You haven't lived long
enough to know the awful truth of all
you've said. Once or twice there was a
pain in the place where my heart used
to be. Bead what I've said of you in
The Challenge tomorrow. I went out
during the act and dashed off a criticism
in a beer saloon. In a few days I'll go
Into the subject at some length, and���
well, you'll see! But tell me now how
your inspiration came. You're something of a problem to me."
"I haven't known much life," said
Tom, "and I suppose I'm unsophisticated
and credulous. But somehow I understand this game in which as yet I've
scarcely taken a hand. Somehow I seem
to know how I would suffer under the
stress of the temptation I described.
Some of the words burned me as I wrote
them. I livod in the scene. Within my
own consciousness I loved, struggled, fell
and repented with my hero."
"Goon. I like to hear you. You sounded the depths of your emotional possibilities before the water wae troubled. I
understand, The plummet went to a
dark depth to have given you even a
shadowy insight into such intensely human mistakes and pain. Think of it, by
Jove I You who've hardly known a sorrow made tho women weep! And that
small, pale ray of promise at the end was
Tom felt a nearness to this stranger,
almost an affection, as ho listened. By
degrees his uneventful history was won
from him. Ho felt a littlo abashed at its
nothingness, the narrative of days flowing quietly in an unfashionable neighborhood and his almost friendless condition. .
"Of course there are Mr. Kent and
Virginia," ho said more brightly, "but I
know few people in New York. I didn't
care for tho fellows in college. My father died four months ago. That was
my first grief, a3 I don't remember my
mother ut all, I would often have folt
desperately lonely if it had not been for
"The girl I met tonight? Ah, yes.
Pretty eyes. Uather a dangerous sort of
friend, I should think, for a fellow like
"You don't know what she's been to
mo," said Tom. And then, morbidly
fearful of appearing sentimental, he relapsed into silence.
Delalolo asked no question. Therewas
no need of one.
"Isn't it strange," Baid Tom after a
pause filled only with tho crunch of their
footsteps on the frost hardened snow, "I
used to think myself awfully wrotchod
and forsaken sometimes? I had an arrogant idea that I waa tho most nbused
fellow in New York. But after I bad
grouped my characters and grew to
know their imagined facos, after I had
knotted tho tragic thread that held thom,
then I know the difference, Poverty
and the small perplexities of my lifo lost
their sting when I faced tho picture of u
stricken soul of my own creating. No,
I can never be bitter or discontented
again. I have learned a now and sweet
philosophy���in accept tho littlenesses of
life gladly, if only peace go with Ihem."
Delatole's eyes wero fixed upon him
now. Tho burning end of the cigar between Tom's lips threw n red gleam upon
his darkly handsome faco at overy respiration. The dreaminess softening it, the
lingering tenderness with which ho spoke
the lost slow words, told his companion
that what he had half divined before wus
truo���if Murray had not lived, at least
love had not passed him by.
A species of envy mixed with Delatole's
alert attention. He thought of his exhausted sensibilities and of the jaded
commonplaco which even the best and
brightest in life bad become to him.
What would he not give to have back
the youth of heart he saw in Tom's eyeB?
"Fresh for the feast with spurs valiantly won in the fray and under the
domination of a romantic passion���per
haps IM iirst. And he is so untried he
doesn't know he has cause to cry aloud
and beat his hands for joy. It won't
la.t. It never does. By and by, when
liiu has left a bitter taste in his mon'h,
ho will remember with wonder und longing thut he once thought one particular
woman worth this impulsive worship
He's quite capable of making a fool of
himself. I know the tone. I know the
look.   So hor name's Virginia, and she's
1 i "iuc'.i to him? But I needn't laugh.
M s 1 not juBt suoh a deliriously happy
i     I. one J;"
They had reached a broad, windswept
i street that crossed Madison avenue not
f ir above the square, and Delatole turned
l.:o corner.
' 'Vou have heard of Max Glendenning,
of course. He leaves for Japan tomorrow a::,l gives a farewell hurrah tonight.
Quite informal, you know. Meats on
t'ao sideboard, help yourself, come and
go as you please, plenty to drink, some
good stories, some pretty women. Any
friend of mino.is his. We were chums,
had chambers together and lived a free,
ideal existence until"���and a savage sneer
twisted Delatole's lip still further to ono
.Mile���"he went down before Madeline
Sovel, tho burlesque woman. I never
saw a man so mudly in lovo. Sho kept
running after him, too, making herself
confoundedly at home in our quarters
with her rouge, her songs and her ciga-
rottes. I wouldn't stand it. Wo split
cud parted irrevocably, bnt with no hard
words. He'll marry her yet���the fellows are making bets on it���and when ho
does���buhl" Delatole stood still in tho
street. "Havo you over thought, my
young friend, to what lengths a man's
; Catua$on for a woman may lead him?"
!: using his elbow ho lowered his extended index finger with a jerk. "Straight
down.   There's no help for him."
"A woman like that!" exclaimed Tom,
with sweeping disgust.
"Any womun, if she becomes necessary to him, can kill ambition in an artist. PerhapB she does it with sugared
poison, but the doBe is sure. Oh, don't
suppose I haven't loved romantically,
wildly, and not a woman of the Sorel
type either. The girl who fired my heart
���it seems a century ago���was a lovely
little thing with heavenly eyes, and I
used to sing hymns with her. When
she sent me a little note as sweet as her-
Delatole paused and abruptly laUt IM*
hand on Tom's shoulder.
c?lf telling me she had flung me over for
;: rich fellow, I almost loBt my mind.
Ah, but that blo^; saved me. If I met
lier today, I'd thai}.- her forit. Look at
Glondeuning. Nature intonded him for
e printer. Riches nt first stood in his
way. Necessity did not drive him, whip
in hand. Pleasure in art was his only
incentive. Even so, he did good work.
tome day he would have done great
work. That's all over now. He is under a spell. What does it matter if the
vomnn who weaves it is unfit to tie his
: '.:oes? It's the absorption of love I'm
F'leaking of���good, bad or indifferent.
Onco you surrender to an influence
stronger than tho charm of creation the
r'jhuess of fancy will pale, the hand
r. cikcn. tho artist bo lost."
Tom blew a cloud of smoke into the
i-.' ��� and remained silent. Tho words had
; irtled and shocked him a little. They
-.la new circle of impressions moving
i:i Ids brain. Could love wield a weakening influence? Was it not love���pas-
: ionuto love���which had taught him to
"Here we are." And Delatole stopped
:.' a house.
It was square, solid, chocolate colored,
i ;r>L'd by the sky's frosty blue. Haifa
���   .. a civlra stood at tho door.   A great
������'M-.ig v. indow on the Beoond story was
...j ili'il with rose colored light.
1 !alf way ny> the high flight of steps
latole paused and abruptly laid his
. .::! on Tom's shoulder:
"Loo!: here.   Now you mustn't think
��� officious, you know.   You mustn't,
fi ; yon know I liko you, Murray, and I
aya spool: my mind, I'm frank somo-
. .1 i to rudeness. Yon won't bo angry?"
"Vtu euro 1 won't. But if I can't ab-
r ��� t vriT biting skepticism vou mustn't
. mo me. Are you going to toll me not
; i I ill in lovo?' And throwing away
.. i cigar Ton) feigned it can-less laugh
end Uiet liis couipuuion'B alert, serious
��� Vou regard me as a cynic who revile
������ 'nance booanss he has lost the powor
Sip,'it, but you'ro wrong, I ream
,,>.,- backward with a horribly clei
.. ion, aud 1 see how lovo becomes i
rhies:. u curse or u I . m Yoaho; -
111! ::;;:i revi liti n glonlloil littZe. iS'o'..
: have the most profound respect Eoi
'���.uiidol  enthusiasm,   i hate to try
���  brush  it  uway; it is  a  beautiful
illg! Cut it has caused Moroirrotriav
S.S mietukos than  any other species ol
lusion I know of. Be careful; oh. In
careful. Youhove mado a brilliant Btart,
if you don't won't to plunge liko a meteor into darkness and be rememberei
only as one who perished gloriously, keep
voc.iself unshackled. I've done now.
Dawn, a monotone in level gray, hung
over tho town ere Tom with the last of
tho revelors left Glendenning's.
"Ugh! how cold it is. My blood is
thin at this unearthly hour," said Delatole. lighting a cigarette as they paused
to separate at Madison square.   "I've
often thought if I ever do assist my ow.
departure trom this perpetual dressing
nnd undressing it will be in this gray
stillness, when one seems to feel the pulse
of tho world. Will you be on the stage
"Yes, but Buppoee���now, suppose you
dine with me," Baid Tom, with a hazy
xccoll-ctton of the manager's advice.
Hi'j epeoch was thick and waverinr.
Delatole's head seemed spinning rouin.
like a top. The trees in the square were
certainly dancing a minuet.
"Charmed. And now go home, Murray, and go to bed. Not used to wine,
are you? You might forget my addresB,
so I'll put my card in your pocket���there.
Come down at 4 and have a smoke in my
den. Not such a fine place as Glendenning's, but cozy, you'll find."
When Tom reached Chelsea square, the
sparrows were chattering as if mad.
Their shrill clamor and his own unsteady
footfalls made the surrounding silence
seem more dense. The college buildings,
like great gray watchers, frowned upon
him from behind a blue haze, trembling
and mysterious.
He had walked down the street only
the preceding evening on his way to the
theater, and yet in a bewildered, hazy
fashion he felt that between that hour
and this there had come a rent in his
moral fiber like a narrow cleft In a riven
A blinding pain etung his tired eyes.
Thei-e was a burning in his chest. The
thought of reaching his room unseen and
lotting slumber blot out tho medley of
impressions beBieging him was bo Beduc-
tive he quickened his steps.
How tho sparrowB kept chattering
among the denuded boughs!
"Here ho comes," they seemed to chirp
rapidly. "Look! look! Here he comes.
Oh, see! oh, see! Here he comes. Here
he comes."
Was there an accusing note In their
shrill chorus? Or did he from an unexplained sense of guilt only fancy It?
He stole like a thief through the deserted halls. When he had locked the
door of his room, he threw himself half
disrobed upon the bed and sank into a
feverish, broken sleep. It waB a sleep of
dreams. He was again in Glendenning's
house, filling his senses with a Burfeit of
the delicious coloring, the evasive fragrance, wandering among the treasures
gathered from mosques and throne-
rooms, tho rugs everywhere changefully
glowing like huge chameleon skins, the
armor looming with feudal significance
In shadow.
His memory floated back to a blur of
wine and smoke; the soft bite of the
champagne was again in his throat, its
delicate fire mounting to his brain and
shedding over it a confusion soft and
witchlike. Nor did he forget the jesting
slings at things ho had hitherto viewed
as sacred, nor tbe laughter that turned
virtue to ridicule. They were recalled
with tho same genial palliation that had
marked his acceptance of them.
The rosy light, the crowd where women fluttered like bright hued butterflies, the evidences of reckless wealth on
every hand, the complete absence of all
restraint, had captured him, and in a
mental saturnalia he heard the toasts
and saw the money changing hands at
cards, the refrains of songs that shook
the windows and the dances that called
forth screaming cheers. As half wakeful he tossed upon his bed his memory
reveled in every detail of this now phase
of life���a wildly joyous thing, holding
no thought of the morrow, only the delight of the dear, the living moment.
A faint tapping Bounded through the
nebula?. At first it seemed that Glen-
denning was knocking on the table for
silence. No, it was ruin beuting on the
window. But as it sounded still clearer
nnd wo!:e bim to full consciousness he
opened his heavy eyes nnd listened. Some
one wus gontly knocking at his door.
"Tom," came softly to bim, "here are
letters for you."
Virginia's voice! He started up, leaned
his head on his hands, but kept silence.
The gay delirium of his dream departed.
and he felt sick at heart. He seemed
strange to himself. The room was
strange. Only Virginia outside the door
calling to him was fearfully real.
if,,ffi��-vi?;s^i|i' ywi A
Campbell & Doherty,
NEW     WZEST^rETSTEilR,,    "B.
The Cheapest & Largest Tailoring House
in the Province, employing at present
20 hands.
We make 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.
Sometbing Im-On List.
All Wool  Business Suits $18.   Old price $85.
Irish Sergo, heavy weight $20.     "     "    $30 to 35
Fine Worsted Suits, $25 to $35.      "      "    $35 to 45
All Wool I'ants, -        $4.50.  "      "    $6.50
Tho fact Is wo would liko to have a look at the
man who sells cheapor than we do.
Waterproof Ulsters & Overcoat*
to order from $14 np.
Cloth sold by tho yard.   Suits cut and trimmed It
you want to mako thom at home.
An   Immense   stock  of Beady Made
Clothing Tor Men and Boys.
Samples and rules for self measurement sent on
Yon will And ns inKCuitls Block���tne Store witb the Granite Pillars.
of Wall Paper.
To make room for New Stock, we will give
A Discount of 10 per cent
on all Cash Sales, for 30 days only.
G. F. WELCH  &  SON,
Corner Agnes and 6th Streets, Westminster.
(Successors to BOUCHERAT & Co.)
ial Attention pen to tie Mainland Trade.
Vfroitifu outside the door oalUna tn Mm.
If h1k> should aeo him. she would know
���she might even guess from Mb voice���
that he was���
Ho could not finish tho thought.
"Tom, It's !3 O'clock. Aro yon ill?
Don't you h.:ir mo?" And now the voiou
hud un accent of [ear.
111? Yo��, thut would bo hia excuse,
And kuvi ly it was truo. A dreadful
nauReuRui'oed through htairedhotptnoh-
ewaeetuod holding his head, Feigning
a yawn, ho coughed und said:
"Who's thore?"
"Oh, you uro awnke at last. Sir Lazybones, do yon know it is well on in the
Ho made no answer. Virginia must
not see him; sho must not know. That
wns all he could think of as he sat on
the edge of tho bed, hie handB claBped
to his hot forehead.
"Your lunch is ready now. Will you
be out soon? Mr. Plunket has sent over
a dozen or more letters from the theater."
"I'm not well, Virginia. I couldn't eat
a thing.   Let the letters wait."
Silence followed for a moment, and he
could fancy the undeserved pity in bar
sweet ejres,
(To be Continued.)
The Toronto
Shoe Store.
We have much pleasure in tendering our second holiday
i greeting and wishing you all the compliments of the season.
j Our stock is large, of the best goods, and prices are all in
favor of the buyer. Wc believe in keeping the money moving, small profits and quick returns, and as times are hard and
money scarce, we wifl 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.
Oldest Business Premises in the City.
Clothing, Men's Furnishings,
Hats and Caps, Trunks and Valises
Try a Pair of $2.50 or $3.00 Pants.
A Fine Assortment of
Gentlemen's Japanese  Smoking Jackets
Corner Columbia and Mary streets, New Westminster. 8
Congressman TJ. S. Hall ot Missouri Is
the largest farmer in the state.
Adam Badeau is getting very corpulent
and looks less and less like a general the
ulder he grows.
Edison is to connect a telephone with the
snn which will bring the music of iu motions to our ears.
Three of the principal surgeons at the
London hospital are, curiously enough, respectively called Eves, Beeves and Treves.
Ex-Senator Dawes is living auietly in his
Pittsfleld home. Strangely enough, he
seems perfectly contented with a quiet life
after about 80 years of an -'nuaually busy
public career.
Mgr. Satolli, the papal ablegate, writes
liis speeches for public use in Italian.   They
' are then  translated  into  English,   after
which he commits them to memory and
delivers them.
Mr. Neary of Newark, N. J., recently received from the treasury department a new
(5 note for one tbat was eaten by his goat,
which he killed to recover the fragments
that accompanied hi.s affidavit.
John C. Eno makes a tour every day of
the popular cafes up town in New York, beginning at the Fifth Avenue hotel and extending as far northward as the Metropole.
It takes him about four hours to make the
L. F. Deland of Boston, who is an expert
counselor to business men, was the inventor
of the "flying wedge" in football, which
..:bas caused so much havoc among college
teams. Mr. Deland never played a game of
football in his life.
John W. Mackay leads a very retired life
in New York, Rising early each morning,
be exercises with dumbbells and Indian
clubs for an hour or more. He takes a very
light breakfast and spends the morning
over the papers or a magazine.
John Spaulding is said to have had the
largest Income during the past year of any
man in Boston���a round million. His net
profits from his sugar refinery, coupled
With tha returns from his interest in the
Sugar trust, amounted, it is said, to tbat
Speaker Crisp, at the close of the last
congress, presented the gavel he had used
to Miss Savannah Barrett of Augusta, Ga.,
saying that it had hammered away silver,
repealed tbe federal elections laws, so far as
the house was concerned, and excluded the
Thomas Staples Martin, tbe new Democratic senator from Virginia, is rather below medium height, has a large head, Is
thick set and clean shaven, with light eyes
and very little hair. He Is now In his forty-
sixth year and a native of the county of Albemarle.
Major George M. Proctor, father of the
new civil service commissioner, John K.
Proctor, Is in his eighty-eighth year, but
still strong and active. He served in the
Confederate army, and his son, although a
mere youth when the war broke out, remained by his father's side until the close.
Chauncey Depew, when he was in Rome,
called at the Vatican, and the Charleston
News wants to know whether he wore a
straw hat, adding, "On his visit to Charleston in the dead of winter several years ago
Mr. Depew wore a straw hat, whioh was regarded as a great breach of propriety In one
who has a college education."
Mnrat Halstead is tbe leading editorial
writer of the Boston Common, a Sunday
Jules Verne, the famous writer, who is
said to have earned more money by his pen
than any other living author, has taken up
his abode in plain apartments in the old
cathedral town of Amiens.
Mrs. Amelia E. Barr has taken the place
formerly occupied by Mrs. Burnett as the
best paid female author iu America, She
often receives $5,000 for the serial rights to
a novel, aud ber shorter work is proportionately well paid for.
The king of Sweden has conferred the
order of tbe North Star upon Senor Echo-
garay, the Spanish writer. The chief reason given for distinguishing the author is
tbe readiness with whioh be consented to
the translation of his works into Swedish.
Henry George ban a way of submitting
his proofs to many hands and of accepting
or rejecting suggested corrections according
to the way iu which they strike him. It
used to be said among his subordinates,
when he was an editor, that if no one else
were at band he would appeal for advice to
tbe oflice boy.
Black cotton hose should be dried and
ironed on the wrong side to prevent fading.
A feather bed which has done service for
a generation or two is hardly a desirable
thing upon which to sleep.
To keep sandwiches from drying and
hardening before they are used, put in a
dark place and cover with a slightly damp
Cranberries may be kept well into the
spring if covered with water and kept in a
imol place, but not cold enough to freeze
tbe fruit. The water should he changed
���wery three or four weekH.
The cardinal rule in a kitchen is to clean
Up as you go, and if attended to this saves
half tlie labor and fatigue cooks suffer
from who pursue the old method of having
a grand aud comprehensive "clean up."
For a scalded mouth drink cream slowly.
It will be found most soothiug.
Tho bast preparation for the hands at
night is white of egg with a grain of alum
dissolved iu it.
Tliu quickest relief from fatigue is to
plunge the  feet In cold water and  keep
them ihere until a sensation <>f warmth Is
filt.   This Is also a relief from congestion
of blood to the bead.
Onion juice prepared with honey is fre
qui'iitly given to children for croup and
catarrh. Onion poultice is a familiar cure
for sore throat, and baked onion split and
applied to tumors is ouu uf thu bust of
Mrs. Annie Besant is interested Just now
In a profit sharing industry.
Mme. de Staid always carried a bit oi
stick in her hand and played with it as an
aid to conversation.
Mrs. Campbell Wilson, a prosperous flor'
1st of Cleveland, started in business with a
capital of IS cents and an indebtedness of
Miss Gertrude Vanderbilt was to "come
out" this season, but on account of the
death of her brother her debut has been
Mrs. Helen Campbell, author of "Prisoners of Poverty," is taking thepost graduate
course in social economics at the University
of Michigan.
Mn. Hetty Green is more watched and
dreaded In her ventures on the street than
most of Wall street's kings. She is reputed
to be worth over (10,000,000.
Mme. Fateno, wife of the Japanese minister, objects to the American dress because
it does not permit her to Bit on the floor
comfortably Japanese fashion.
It is said that Miss Grace H. Dodge spends
more than $1,000 a year in promoting the organization of social and educational clubs
among New York working women.
Mrs. Jenness Miller's home on Q street
is a fitting setting in its handsome appointments and art treasures for this beautiful
apostle of dress reform In her superb gowns.
Lady Gertrude Stuck, nun, novelist, mar-
quiB' daughter and baker's wife, has just
closed in the shelter of a convent in Europe
a life of strange experiences. Her husband
is in South Africa.
Miss Lucy and Miss Mary Reynolds of
Washington have in their possession a large
upholstered rocking chair which was
worked and presented to their great-grandfather, President Harrison, by the ladies of
Mrs. John A. Logan Is credited with the
statement that women who have to work
for their living are less likely to marry than
those who do not. She thinks that they are
less attractive to the other sex in a business
suit than in a pretty tea gown.
Fanny Davenport must have peppermints along with her Marc Antony and her
educated snakes; Florence Rockwell declares she cannot play Ophelia to Keene's
Hamlet unless she has peanut candy, and
Ellen Terry has a passion for preserved
Misses Anna and Ethel Hood, twin
daughters of the late General John B.
Hood of the Confederate army, are the
eldest of the three sets of twin daughters of
General Hood and are the adopted daughters of their great-uncle by marriage, John
Morris of West Chester, Pa.
Be generous. Meanness makes enemies
and breeds distrust.
Be polite. Every smile, every Renteel
bow Is money in your pocket.
Be independent. Do not lean on others
to do your thinking or to conquer your difficulties.
Trust to qothlng but God and hark work.
Inscribe on your banner, "Luck is a fool;
pluck is a hero."
Spend less than you earn. Do not run in
debt. Watch the little leaks, and you can
live on your salary.
Make all tbe money you can honestly, do
all the good you can with it while you live,
and he your own executor.
Be punctual. Keep your appointments,
Be there a minute before time if you have
to lose your dinner to do it.
Be conscientious in the dlschargeof every
duty. Do your work thoroughly. No boy
can rise who slights his work.
Work. The world is not going to pay you
for loafing. Ninety per cent of what men
call genius is only talent for hard work.
Enter into that business or trade whicli
you like best anil for which nature seems tc
have fitted you, providing it is honorable.
Be honest. Dishonesty seldom makes
one rich, and when it does, riche3:3 a curse
There is no such thing as dishonest success.
Don't try to begin at the top. Begin at
the bottom, and you will have a chance to
rise, and will be surer of reaching the top
some time.���Evangel.
Benton Boy, 2:20X, is 17 hands high.
But few stallions will stand for over 1300
next season.
Pixley, 2:08X. is the fattest trotter owned
In Michigan.
Gene Smith, 2:153a'. is ueedaaaroadhorse
at Newburg, N. Y.
Direct, 2:06 to the high wheel sulky,
sounds pretty well yet.
In Japan and Corea horses an hitched
by tieing their fore feet.
C. J. Hamlin says that no man can afford
to experiment at the present day.
Budd Doble says that the 1898 record will
be beaten next season if any horse beats
The mare Lady T, died reoently, was the
dam, grandam and great-grandom of a 3:80
The old time queen of the turf, Flora
Temple, 2:W%, had seven foals hy five different sires.
Fifty thousand rubles will be given In
purses during the trotting meeting at Moscow this winter.
Dr. Sparks, 2:12X, Is now 6 years old. He
has been campaigned every year from a
yearling up to date.
The Iowa mare Alice Ensign, 2:23, carried 32 ounces on each forward foot when
she made her record.
Heiress, dam of Foxie, 2:28X', and two
others in the list produced three pairs of
twins during L.r life.
The Spirit of the Hub thinks thatwhena
class is mixed, trotters should have the benefit of five seconds over pacers.
According to the Idea of one western turf
journal, few meetings will be held over the
mile tracks In the west next year.
The Youngstown (O.) association gave a
day's racing In November and turned over
the proceeds to the poor of the city. About
(800 was realised.
Mustard colored gloves, with black stitching, are fashionable in Paris and London.
Ruches of colored crape ars used to head
lace flounces  on- satin or  watered  sflk
A new textile for ball toilets closely resembles crape, except that lt shines like
satin and is manufactured in the most
beautiful colors.
Fancy muffs made of velvet and other
rich materials are elegant rivals of the
plainer drum muffs of fur. A fur lining is
now frequently put in.
Crepons are considerably less the rage
than they were last season, French cashmere, camel's hair sacking in its varied
qualities and effects, serge and vigogne being strong rivals.
Silk and wool mixtures will be largely
used in the making of street and church
costumes for tho spring. In its weaving
the silk threads are thrown almost wholly
on the surface of the goods, and a rich, lustrous effect produced.
Deep ecru laces are much used as wings,
fan bows, puffs on evening bonnets and
hats and to drape entire crowns of small
toques, with a spreading alsatian bow of
velvet in some rich color in front, with a
sparkling uigret clasp or other ornament
in the center.���New York Post.
Little Belgium spends every year 40,000,
000 francs on her army.
The oldest cannon in the world are preserved iu Coustautinople.
Italy spends every year 14,000,000 lire on
her army and navy. Twenty-five lire equal
The revolution cost the people of this
country $1.15,103,703. Tho war of 1812 with
Great Britain cost us $107,150,003.
Thu number of men withdrawn from industry to take part in the civil war on tin1
Union side was ",772,408; the Confederates
enlisted over 000,000.
The Havoc, one of the torpedo boats
built by Yarrow, which attained a maximum speed of 'Xi% knots and a mean speed
of W% in a three hours' run, made her trial
iu heavy weather with the wind 30 mile:,
uu hour iu the open sea.
There are 1,289,726 negroes who aro members of tbe Methodist church in this country.
It is reported that a new church, called
the American Methodist church, is about
to be organized by some white and colored
ministers in the south.
Bishop Tucker of Uganda ordained seven
men to the ministry recently, two of whom
are the greatest chiefs in tbe country and
govern great provinces.
Tho Rev. Charles Houston opened a ball
in Wolverine, Mich., recently, with a prayer
in which he usked that none might be led
away in their hours of amusement.
Sum Jones has been dropped as a member of the North Georgia conference. A
pastorate in the conference is worth only
11,000 a year. Sam is making a great deal
more than that on the road.
The Rev. Mr. White of Brooklyn, known
| to fame as tho "marrying minister," who
' never turnud away a loving couple, is dead.
| In his life he made 14,000 people more or
less happy, us he claimed thut none of those
whom he united ever  returned to  revile
Bamboo is pat to more uses than any other
Plants in the dry air of a living room
should be iu larger pots than when in the
moist air of thu greenhouse. Hut if the
the pot is too large thu growth will be all
The ox  eye daisy (T.iMininthi'iniim  vol-
gAre), so plenl Ifuiin the east, is said to have
been originally brought to this country hy
i tbe Hessians daring tbo Revolution,   Thu
! scuds at thai time were unintentionally
. imported in the bedding of tliu soldiers.
Plants require less water In winter than
in summer and should not bo watered by
[ any fixed rule. Watering should only bo
done when the soil is too dry to soil thu
finger When laid on it, and then only receiving enough water to run through thu
Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, was
founded three centuries ago.
Sirup of rose* is any white wine sweetened and flavored with rose essence.
The steamers between Europe and North
America carry on an average about 70,000
passengers a mouth.
A town to be ran strictly on tbe Bellamy plan of socialism bas been started in
Niagara county, N. Y.
Blacking for boots was invented in 1830,
and now the manufacturers In this country
and England sell over (4,000,000 worth a
A round brooch was composed of a group
of (lying swallows.
The forgetmenot is having great voguo
as an applied ornament.
The sword i s st i 11 the popular ornament,
larger and richer than ever.
A pretty bracelet is made of links of blue
enamel disks sut iu raised gold.
In the less expensive necklaces those of
many small forms are very protty and becoming.
The taste for the grotesque in scarfpins
increases. Enamel roosters, monkeys on
poles, dragons curling their tails, are among
these, aud no skill is considered too great
to be lavished on them.���Jewelers' Circu-
Eleanor Carey has left Sol Smith Russell's company.
"Montana" is the title of a play Robert
Droul is writing for Effle Ellsler.
The news comes from London that Geral-
dine Ulmar has grown very stout.
"Another Man's Wife" is the title of the
latest play from the pen of Fitzgenald Murphy.
Emma Juch has been engaged to sing In
high opera at Covent Garden, London, in
the spring.
Raymon Moore, the tenor, will star in
February in an Irish oomedy called "Love's
Young Dream."
Eoster & Blal talk of sending out on the
road next season a company to be known
ss Kouter & Blal's vaudevilles.
Henry Irving has been invited by President Seth Low to lecture on "The Drama"
before the students of Columbia college.
Eugene Tompkins is contemplating a big
Shakespearean revival for next season at
tho Boston theater. "Henry V." is spoken
Mark Murphy is soon to start out again
with "O'Dowd's Neighbors." Sam Ryan
and Mike Kelly, the ball player, will figure
prominently in his support.
Sarah Bernhardt is to play the part of
Marie Stuart at the Paris Renaissance in a
play founded on thu life of the Scottish
queen written by Alfred Delimit.
Miss Lea Van Dyck, formerly of the Bos-
tonians, has joined the "Little Tycoon"
company. Miss Van Dyck will head an
operatic organization of her own the coming year.
Nat C. Goodwin contemplates presenting
In New York in the spring Clinton Stewart's play, "Newport." A year ago Mr. W,
H, Crane had it and expected to produce It
st the Star theater.
Some Insects while in the larvae state
never sleep, but eat incessantly.
Bats fly easily, but their movements on
the ground are labored and clumsy.
The hare is particularly shy In March,
notwithstanding the old saying; "mad as a
March hare."
The osteologist of the Smithsonian institution says that it Is a fact that pythons
and several species of boas have real legs
and feet.
The pigeons of St. Mark's, Venice, can
tell a foreigner from a native. If one of the
tourists appears, they flock about him to be
fed, according to guidebook; if a Venetian,
they keep away.
Hon;; lugged birds have short tails. A
bird's tail serves as a rudder during the act
of flight. When birds are provided with
long legs, these are stretched directly behind when the bird is flying, aud so act as
a rudder.
The Forida tarpon, the Pacific coast salmon and theCanadian black buss are about
the gamiest and strongest pulling fish inviting the hook. Thu muskulliiiige of the
St, Lawrence is a splendid fish, but not any
too common nowadays.
Miss Adele Grant of New York recently
in London became Mrs. George Devereaux
de Vere Cupell, countess of Essex. And
oh, girls, is not that just too aristocratically lovely a name)���Pittsburg Times.
Another American girl was married to ar.
English count recently. Uncle Sam can
supply the entire nobility of the Britisli
isles with lovely wives if necessary and
then have enough left to insure ibe u ndesl
hopes of tMa nation.���Pltlal"ira Dfiuatoh.
Another fair American liR- jolasd the
ranks of the nobility. At this rftte'it will
soon be as appropriate in Europe as it
America to speak of the "foreign peerage.*
in thu meantime, perhaps an ittfuiiou o!
brisk American blood will put more lift
Into that languishing institution,���Baltimore American,
What lends a peculiar interest to the latest international marriage is the fact that
tho young American woman in the case
ivbo has become the Countess of Essex is
not rich. Her income is said to be only
$4,t'00 a year. It is safe to infer, therefore
that she was wooed and won for her beauty
and loveliness. She possesses these in profusion. All happiness to the fairl���Boston
Orders   by  Mail   Receive
Prompt Attention,
Some people might as well be crazy; they
have no sense.
Every one believes in friends until he bas
had occasion to try them.
It is Baid that a man either becomes a
fool or u philosopher at 40.
The thoughts that disturb men most
never enter a woman's head.
The trouble with bluffing is that some
men are foolish enough to light.
When a man has un ax to grind, he generally wants to use his neighbor's grindstone.
When people attempt the habits of angels,
it is very easy for them to disgust ordinary
When a man realizes that he Is not famous, hu also reflects with a great deal of
complacency that he Is not dead yet.���
Atchison Globe.
Don't ask "What's trumpsr"
Don't find fault with your partner.
Don't forget that you have a partner.
Don't exult or chuckle when you win.
Don't hang winning cards on the table.
Don't fail to study the best authorities.
Don't look the picture of despair when
you lose.
Don't hold your cards so they can bo seen
by others.
Don't say, "That's the best card" or "You
can't take that."
Don't play with players inferior to yourself if you can help it.
Don't fuil to keep your attention on tho
table instead of your hand.
Don't hesitate in playing. Your uncertainty conveys Information to your opponents.���ban Francisco Chronicle.
D. L YAL <fe CO,
Books, Stationery, Fancy Goods,
,   Pianos,   Organs,   Music,   eto.
B.  O.
Jupiter has a red spot and a white spot,
uud both pu/zlu astronomers.
Tho expansion of water ill congelation is
such that II led uf water inaku 12feet, of
A Russian scientist has succeeded in tracing all man's diseases to the fact that he
wears clothes.
Thu observatory oo Mont Blano already
reports proof that theru Is uo oxygen lu thu
atmosphere of thu sun.
The venom of poisonous ruptiles, insects,
etc., kills by changing the shape of the
blood corpuscles so as to make it impossible for them to circulate. This of course
causes blood poisoning.
Sandwiches made by machinery are the
result of a labor saving device just invented.
A Spanish musician has devised a system
of musical notation by which I hu sharp and
flat system is done away with.
Iron works at Troy, N. Y., have made for
a Havana sugar mill an iron valve weighing 6,500 pounds. Thu 11 rm claims it to be
the largest valve ever constructed.
Au oil stove 11 Inches high, with a lamp
that will bum 20 hours at an expense of 12
cents, ami which will boil, roast, bake, fry
snd grill chops and steaks in 10 minutes, is
advertised in London at a price of 14.87.
Paris killed last year 11,868 old horses for
roasts and soups.
Tho bust edible frogs dressed for table at
l'aris ciime from Alsace packed in lurgu
Iu economies! cookery flavor soups and
gravies with vinegar instead of shurry.
Very little difference will bsdeteoted,
Meat boiled quickly is always hard und
tasteless, and It should be remembered that
a very large quuutwy of water Uikcs the
g.iodnuss out of the meat,
A nuw way lo serve raw oysters is In tall
bundled tumblers. A dressing of pepper
and salt, lemon Juice and Worcestershire
sauce goes with tbem, and i hey are picked
out with thu long oyster fork.
The largest stono bridge is at Taparig,
China, it.is six miles long and bus300
arched, each 70 feet high.
The longest wooden bridge in the world
is a trust lu work over Lako Ponobortroln,
It is of cypress piles und 22 miles long.
Thu largest theater in the world is tho
Grand Opera House of Puris. It covers
more thun three acres of ground ami cos,,
03,000,000 francs.
The largest movable dome in the world
(constructed so as to revolve on a circular
track and thus facilitate astronomical observations) is that on the Paris observatory,
whioh is 20 meters (over 60 feet) in dtsmetsr.
D. S. CURTIS & Co., New Westminster.
I'. (I. Ilox iOS,
Tki.ki'iiiinie 7-1,
they are selling
100 lb. Sacks Shorts, $1 25
100   lb.   Sacks    Bran,     1   15
90 lb. sacks rolled Oats, 3 60
10O lb.  sacks of Wheat, 1 5o
5  lb.  Boxes of Tea,     1 10
60 lb. mats China Rice,   1 85
Hungarian Flour, $4 70 per barrel
9 tins  Tomatoes,  $1 OO
11 tinslPease, $1 00
11  tins Corn,    1 00
Ceylon Tea, 4o cents per lb
13 lbs Currants, $1 00
All other Groceries at very Lowest prices for\Cash
Don't forget the address:
Opposite C. P: R. Station, Columbia St


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