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, ^\>Tivl7^ 57
'■    PR?9 1895  *♦))*
|Mo. 4.
Vol. 1.
Musi realize on our stook,
Wuni monpy, and must have It,     If you
i call and you will Hnd it will pay you.
waul tho goqi)s give us,
stoves AT ACTUAL COST stoves
masonic nun,dim;
Parnell & Gunn,
(irunuluied Sugar per 100 pounds,  $4 50
Yellow Sugar per 100 pounds,  4 00
Hungarian  Flour per barrel  4 0Q
American Flour per barrel,  4' 00
Ceylon Tea per pound        30
Five-pound boxes of English Breakfast Tpa for  1 00
Five-pound boxes       do.              do.                     .... 1 25
Five-pound lioxes Pest Tea for  1 50
Fifty-pound sucks of China Rice  1 75
Ninety-pound sacks of Polled Outs       8 40
Forty-live pound sucks       ditto .'... 1 80
Coal Oil per case     3 00
Coal Oil per tin  1 50
Pickles per keg  75
(ireen Ten,best, 8 pounds for   1 00
Five-pound lioxes tircen Tea  1 50
Beans, 2i pounds fur. ..........    ,... 1 00
Wheat. Shorts. Bran and Chops and all other Feed and Groceries at
W. S. Collister & Co.
SiiccsssorB to R. P. Freeman & Co.,—
AltMHTKllNU- ,U UIOVM  Volley, nn April! Hi,
tlie wile of Mr, Jolm  AnilhtnuiK,  Hueve', oJ
IL   Mill.
The regular BUlKorlpflon print) ot thin pnpor la
ono dollar por yW in ailvnncQi but liiiuiinuou
an many poopta lu thlH part of the ProvIflM
lliivu nill'urod Iohb by I'liylnit In mJr.iiuo for
impum that Hhortly ooaifld tOOjllt, we will land
Kim it by Timkm lo nn) nottior in DlltU ltldinu
innl tiiku our |uiy ut thtioad of thu your. Or, wo
will riL-nd It tn miy addroil in Iho I'rovlnce from
DOW till lid Jnnuiiry, iK'iii, for 50 tlU, in mlvnilOft
SuBBEY TlMES, .r)0t;. for 8 inonllis.
The grass lias mado rapid growth
ihe last few days, and pasfuytige is
now goo£
The May  Day celebration, in
Westminster, lias  been  postponed
until tho tOlli of May.
The orchards are in bloom, and
the Indications are godjj for an
abundance of fruit this season.
Millinery & Mantles,
nts for Butterick's Patterns.
Send for Monthly Fashion Sheets.
Wm. Johnston,
in ull grudes of
Sole agent (or the celebrated
English "K" Boot.
OCT   01'   HIIII1T.
public i.miiAiir iirii.iiixo.
Now W..lmln.t.r, B. C,
as hw wb3Stm:iitsteir,.
Rough & Dressed Lumber,
Lutli, Hhlnglai, Moulding*. I'Uln nirl Funny Picket-, Doom, Window*, Frame*. Blinds, Turned
Work, etc., nml nil klinh of Inturior HiiMi. flam ntul Curved Miin:ul«, Sniu find 00)00
KlltlnuF. Frnll mid Salmon lloxel, Not-l!uit«, Ac, Inijiortori of Pluto, Fancy nud Common
Window (lltmH.    M^. Vnr.li/iini \\ urelluil ■-, Collunblit .Struct WOlt
R. JARDINE, Local Manager.
May Day- next Wednesday,
SUBBEY CoUNMt meets to-morrow
111 1 p. 111.
Mil. F. Stainton iiihI wife, of
Ladners, spent Saturday in Cloverdale.
Mil I>. \Vtt.so.N, school Inspector,
is paying un official visit to the
Cloverdale Bobobl to-day.
;![Mn. AiKiusTB Pksohkk. of (lull's
Prairie, has lieen luid up with rhu-
niatism, but Is now on the mend
Mn. C. (i. Major, of the firm of
Alajor it Peurson, Westminster,
iiiiule u business trip to Clbveidule
on Tuesday.
Tub bright warm weather nnd
abundant    fruit    blossoms are
making business good for the
honey bees.
A collision of buggies opposite
the Starr Hotel, Monday, resulted
in a broken wheel for Mr. W. Murray, of Langley Prairie.
Early Monday morning Charley
Richmond captured six juvenile
wild ducks in the railway ditch opposite Richmond & Co.'s store.
Jin. W. N. Draper, of Westminster, bus been spending some days
jn Hull's Prairie neighborhood, investigating the peculiarities of the
geological formation there.
Looking from Cloverdale, there
js a mountain side in view north
of the Fraser, which appears to be
loaded with snow to an enormous
depth, although not ordinarily
above the snow level.
A fine new piano came in on
Tuesday's train for Mrs, j. Starr.
With the help of neighbors the instrument wns safelv unloaded and
put in place. It is a very handsome one, of admirable tone.
A butcher is needed in Cloverdale, The business at the start
would be small, but it would grow,
nnd meantime a man with energy
enough to take in thecireujt of Surrey Centre, Nicomekl nnd Clover
Vulley, should be able to make a
At Surrey Centre a couple of days
ago, Sir. J. Churchland and his
assistant, Harold Altree, werq engaged in the unaccustomed work of
driving fence poBts, Harold wns
wielding the mall, and through lack
nf dexterity took Mr. Churchland
one on the head. The blow downed
him, but he soon recovered, and
suffered no serious inconvenience.
Tin: currant and gooseberry
bushes in this locality suffered
from the currant worm last fall
for the first time. The bushes
should now be under constant inspection, and nt the first appearance of the worm, white hellihore
should be dusted on the foliage, or
used ns n spray in tbe proportion
of n large table spoonfull to a pail of
The Grand Orange Lodge of
British Columbia is arranging for
>i monster demonstration at Victoria on July 12th, when, besides
members of   the order from  this
Province. Orangemen from Washington, Oregon und California nre
expected to he present. Dalton
McCarthy, M. P., bus been Invited
and addresses on tlie Manitoba
school question will be mode by
several prominent lenders of the
order. The demonstration is expected to be the largest ever held
by Orangemen in the west.
Mention wus made a rnnple of
weeks ago that Mr. Home, of Elgin,
had a contract with Delta parties
for tlie getting out of a number of
fish poles. We understand now
that the contract is with American
parties, as the poles nre to lie used
nt Point Roberts, south of the
boundary, in the construction of
traps for caking salmon in hulk, a
method of fishing not permitted in
Canadian waters, und certain to
injuriously affect the salmon runs
in the Fraser.    The Vies" are I to perfect the Act upon whic
rcnlly logs, being from 50 to ,0 feet by-law is founded,
long mill six inches in diameter at
the small end.   Enough nre being
taken out to engage a gang of men
four or live months.
Tiikrh wns a simile of frost here
yesterday morning, but not enough
to hurt even  tender plunts.
The farmers in this locality nre
ull bustling tbe seeding, nnd the
spring work is now about through
Ai.tiioi'iiii Cloverdale is In the
midst of a funning cummunjty,
butter is still scarce, which is not
ns it should be.
Mrs. D. (1. Ait.MsTRONii returned
homo to new Westminster on the
23rd inst,, after a seven weeks'visit
to her son, Mr. John Armstrong,
Reeve of Surrpy.
The weather during the past
week lias been delightful, and a
few more days of it will put the
fields nnd orchards in fine shape
for abundant crops.
IjA Grippe was very prevalent in
the southern part of Langley a
short time ago, and on account of
it the Lochiel and Belmont schools
were temporarily closed. Both are
now open again.
The wild pigeons are having a
good time in the newly sown fields.
These birds are considerably larger
than the eastern pigeons, nnd more
difficult to shoot. A few hundreds
of them regularly visit this locality
spring and fall.
There was a large attendance
in the Presbyterian church on Sunday afternoon to hear Rev. Mr.
Best, of Westminster, deliver the
Oddfellows anniversary sermon,
The Rev. gentleman handled the
subject with great skill, nnd was
followed throughout with close interest. In thp evening Mr. Best
occupied the Methodist pulpit, and
wan greeted with a full congregation
of highly appreciative listeners.
Messrs. Moggridge Bitos.,of the
Beliemeade Farm, Hall's Prairie,
report the fruit crop very promising. They have contracted to supply to Victoria canners 1 ton of
raspberries and 5 tons of strawberries. The pricos, delivered on
the wharf at Westminster are, 4-j
cents per pound for strawberries
and 54 cents for raspberries.
They will also have a large quantity of currants and gooseberries,
but have aB yet madp no contract
for them. Crab apples promise a
large yield, while their 40 acre
block of prunes will in all proba„
bility carry an unusually Tieavy
first crop.
There is nothing new to record
in connection with the Roy murder case. The man Trueman appears to have left this part of the
country on the Kith January, as
on the night of that day he put up
at a house in Langley where Councillor Cameron happened to lie
stopping. Trueman was nn his
way to Sumas, where he took the
south train, and at tho time of the
finding of Roy's skull, he was
working near Tacomu, but his
whereabouts now is not known.
He is u married man, but his wife
left him in December last, and is
living with her father near Whatcom, Trueman is wanted at Blaine
for stealing an order for $2!l, and
forcing the endorsement of the
rightful owner.
Surrey Agricultural Association.
A meeting of the Directors of the
above association was held at Cloverdale yesterday. Owing to the
farmers being very busy, the attendance wus not ns full ns it ought
to huve been.
Present—C. i). Moggridge, President, in thp chnir, nnd Messrs.
Shannon, Richmond, Breen, Milton
ami Galbraith,
Minutes of last meeting were approved.
Seo'y Galbraitr.
old be made
us, and being bestowed abundantly
according to His word.
The Rev. William Bell, of Surrey
Centre, held religious service in
the school house on Sabbutli last,
according to the ritual of tin.
Church of England, when the building was fairly well lillcil. On
Monday u Church meeting or
Vestry wns held, nt which arrangements were made for the future conduct of ChUrch matters.
The Delia Creamery Company.
i reported from i lmtl |,M.„ successfully organized,
inimittceon site that no satis- 208 „,„ „t ,i,p 300 shares having
factory arrangement could be made Deen already sold, to 45 sharehold
with Mr. Robinson 111 respect to Ins: ers ^asl week, the company wan
offor of a free grant of 5J aores. duly Iricorporated by filing the
The report was accepted  and the j necessary papers, under the  Dairy
committee Instructed to make further inquiries and report at next
Director Richmond reported special prizes to the amount of $16.
Director  Breen  reported special
prizes to the amount of $22.
President Moggridgq gave a special of if-l, to  be awarded
prizes for working oxen.
The secretary read a communion-;,llul in opertttion by the 1st of
tion from Provincial Department juns anfi p,^ Robertson has en-
of  Agriculture  stating   that  the | gaged to send out an expert manager
Association Act of last session
The provisional directors are u-
follows: Messrs. Wm. Arthur, II.
I). Benson, Win McKee, John M,.;
Kee, jr., J. 11.' Burr, and H. N.
Rich, secretary. The first genera!
meeting of the shareholders will be
held in the Town Hall, Ladners,
ntwo]on tlie 29th inst, It is expected
that the creamery will   be  built
from the east to open the institution,
Th. coiimri, n! Oil- tiaier nre Iroi 'o nil fur
lb. dlBcuiBlon ol public matter., (11 our,. ,73
am not rua|ous:i.lu lor th. ,|,iul„tn uf curre •
Maiden's Blush t Ben Davis Apples.
To tlm Editor ol BymuY Tijan
In looking over your issue of 10th
April, 1 note your criticisms fin
some of the varieties of appal
recommended by the committee aj
the r'ntii Grower's Association appointed for that purpose. .In-t ■
word in defence, us my lime is limited at present. The committee in
in,l Icoming to the conclusion they have,
■ have hnd to deal entirely with
British Columbia experience. And
not only as to the quality of the
fruit, but the adaptability ol the
tree to this climate und our man)
varied soils und locations, a* nE
as its freeness from blights and
other diseases to which :i number
of varieties aro subject in tlii- Pr,,-
vipco. We will instance the cose
of the Maiden's Blush. The Or,
tario Fruit Growers' Association in
rating this variety for 11-u of jodns
at exhibitions, the standard under
Government giant this year would
not be materially different  from
last,  namely $200 ; also reported
the passing of iin  nppropriation of
$75 by the Surrey Council.
The rules and  regulations  were
revised.   Clause 9 was amended so
as to permit the entry of articles of
ladies' work whether they had previously won prizes or not.   Clause
21 was made lo read that a member's ticket, costing $1, should entitle the heads of families only to
the exhibition  grounds and hull;
that children  between the ages of
six and eighteen should be charged
10 cents admission, und non-mom
hers over eighteen, 25 cent;
that any person could take a family
ticket at .HI.50, which would entitle
all the members of his family residing at home to freo admission
and the right of milking entries in
their individual names.
The revision of the prize Met was
then proceeded with..
In cattle a few minor changes
were made and a grade class was
added.     Some little changes were
made in other divisions, but  none
of consequence.
The division of Ladies'Work wqs
considered, and on motion the See- each heading being 10 points, allow
muest as follows : Dessert, 8; cooking, ,.
home market, 7, foreign market, v
total, 25. To this 1 would add for
this Province, hardiness "i tfe). '■>;
freeness from diseuse, 10: protte-
tion, 111, In reference t,, the Ben
Davis, von must remember the
Fruit Growers' Association is not
confined to Westminster District,
but is a British Columbia institution. And I believe the fruit stow,
ers of Lytton, Spence'fl Bridge and
Ashcroft will bear me out in the
assertion thnt the Ben Davis is the
apple for their location, where they
nre grown to perfection—the tree
being perfectly hardy and 'tan,Is
irrigating without injury. Let 11-
for n moment look at the rating oi
the Ben Davis by the Ontario Fruit
Growers' Association: Dessert, 0]
cooking, 1; home market, 8; foreign
market, 9--only tf points less than
the rating by the same society of
the Baldwin, the favorite winter
apple of this district. This rating
gives the true value ol the lien
Davis, yet how often In ,eir experience nave we seen such apples as
Rlbston Pippin or Grimes Golden
passed over on the market and Hen
Davis  chosen   in preference.    And
so it will be to the end ,-f the cbap-
retary was instructed lo request
Mrs. Hornby, Mrs. Galbraith and
Mrs. Riohnrdson to nut as a committee to revise the arrangement of
the prizes, the total not to exceed
the amount offered last year.
Treasurer Milton reminded the
meeting that the Society's note for
$50 in Bank of Montreal would fall
due in a couple of weeks. The
Secretary was instructed to apply
to the Municipal Council for an advance of $50 on account of appropriation.
On motion the meeting adjourned
till last Thursday in May, to meet
then at the Starr Hotel, Cloverdale,
at 1.80 sharp, for the appointing of
judges and completion of the prize
list.      __ _^^	
Langley Township.
0 irrospoliuoncu SURREY TlXRB.
The Municipal Council held a
Court of Revision ut Riddle nnd
Davison's, Murray's Comer, on
Saturday the 20th instant, when
the valuations on the assessment
roll were considered. There were
n few appeals but the appellants
did not appear to contest their
valuations,and the roll having been
gone through,the assessor's returns
were approved lor the present year. I ter.     This committee, being I illy
The Superintendent  of publ
schools paid a visit of inspection t,
our local teacher yesterday, the re
suit   of which   will, doiibtlc
made known in due time.
The celebration  of the Queen's
Birthday   will   be   observed   here
with   the   iisiinl   demonstrations
'awnre that fruit grower-, like editors and others ol the human race,
are  nol   working  entirely   (or the
be Igood of their healths, felt justified
! in placing  the   lien Davis on   the
lisi as 01 f the varieties ol apple.
to grow [or profit in Britinb Columbia,   I would not  for a moment
f this
The suit of Surrey vs. Davis,
being an action brought by the
Municipality of Surrey to compel
the   payment   of  certain   dyking
tuxes, is one in which every rate- which in past years were wont to, advise the planting ol Ben
pnyerhus 1111 interest. Upon eii-|briug in nuiiibers to this district, on the rich bottom lands ol
quiry, we learn that the municipal ,rom ,1,B adjoining localities, district, but on high dry location-
solicitor withdrew the case after Games and pastimes aro being nr-|of sandy or gravely nature the Ben
the evidence was taken but before I ranged for, und subscriptions to | Davis will succeed und grow to
argument wns heard, This action\W fm' Ptli!Mi "ml expenses in-. perfection where other varieties
in no way affects the validity of oiaentto thepecusion aro being re-; would fail. I quite agree with you
the by-law, which remains in lull ceived by the promoters of Ihe in-;that care should be taken In regard
force ns heretofore' but it was tended carnival.   So that we may | to the quality of our trull; -till 1
deemed judicious to drop the
particular suit against Davis because of the discovery of a technical
flaw in his local assessment that
was likely to give him the advantage in law. It is not clear,
however, that Mr. Davis will gain
anything in the long run, except
expense, for the tax must eventually be paid, even though the aid
of the Legislature be again required
expect a revival of the gay scenes think  the committee
which enlivened the hill side,
the neighborhood  ol the  Port,  in
tlie times gone by.
The weather has been exceptionally tine for some days pnst, und
the ranchers nre busy getting   in
in ! were quite within  tin
iu question
murk when
profitable in
reporting on vurietu
British Columbia.
K. Hitciii:ii-on.
[The writer of the above, as an
authority on fruit, is second to none
other in this  Province, and we arc
their   crops,  the  roads   nre   fast
drying up, and the deciduous trees pleased to publish his communlca-
nre bursting Into leaf.   The but-1 tion, pleased, too, that our observa-
terflics    and   migrant   birds   are j lions of lust week have in the main
making their appearance In their]stood the test ol qualified criticism,
gaudy costumes, und  these har- The matter in debate is of sufficient
 . , .  lungers of summer help to cheer I public concern to merit further in-
Work is ngnin in progress on the! us in their llittitigs lo und fro, all quiry, und   we  shall follow it up
famous  Parliament builpings  in reminding us that the blesslngB of next week, and hope for further
Victoria,                                 ''         I the Lord of all  are Still  awaiting1 letters from Mr. Hutcherson.—liu,]
B. C.
Wlnil Shu Puts In Hor Trunk Snw That It
UTllUOto ['iiclc It.
What ii bleflsiug thoso women are who
goabout ''picking up tbo dropped stitches
iu life," who rouwmuer what others forget aud who know just what to do and
bow to it in every emergency,
By t> special dispensation of providence
thoro is ono such in ovory community, '
innl, bettor yet,at every Bummorhotoland
boarding liouso throughout tho longth
nml brontUh of the land.    Tlio Qumano '
society, individually nnd   collootivoly,
know hor and hor BorvicoS) but  thoy j
award her no modal, though kIio is u lira
savor and bonofactor to oountloss thou-'
Bands.   In addition to tho actual Bervico
rendered Bho teaolios many a lesson to
tlie Inoxporlenood, who puss it on until
some things become the heritage of tho;
she may bo u lonely maid whose chief
possession is good health, which sho
guards hy means of preventives and simple remedies, For Instance, sho litis a hot
water bag, whioh sho uses as a "warm-
ing pan" for damp shoots on cold nights'
by tho sea. Sho carries u spirit lump,
which sho lends more ofton than sho
uses; mustard leaves, which sho invariably gives awayt brandy, which somo
Btranger always finds handyt nails and
hammer, which sho will use for tho benefit of tho bookless. Sho has novels
that suit nil tastes, perfect crochet neo-
dlos, oiltls und ends of canvas with
which sho shows the latest patterns to
those Interested.
Or she may bo tho mother of some
sturdy boys and girls who aro provided
with old jackets and stout boots, and
therefore do not worry her life out by
slipping out in n pelting storm to see
whether the old hen has laid an egg in
the haymow or the sea has washed up
another treasure.
She 1ms arnica for sprained ankles and
essence of ginger for "such a pain." If
she does not own one of tho neat littlo
medicine cases such ns are everywhere
displayed this year and which fill a
long felt want, hor bottles, including
somo Bpeolal prescription that she has
found never failing, aro packed in old
muslin aud linen, valuable on their own
account for the probable cut fingers and
sore toes. Thoso bottles aro put into a
tin box or old basket and wedged so
tightly that scatter brained Tom carried
them nil tho way with "never a spill."
She has pieces of cloth like all tho
frocks and all the trousers, n bag of buttons, shoelaces galore, pins nnd hairpins
and good black darning wool, which experience has taught her cun never be
found any where except "just around the
corner" from her own house.
And with thoso things und a Bupply of
underwear which nearly bursts the corners of tlio shabby old trunk that so
many eyed suspiciously when it was first
deposited on tho piuzza sho found room
for some cards for solitaire, a box of
dominos and n game of backgammon or
habna for tho older children. The "middling sized" youngsters aro provided
with a sluto nnd pencils, which latter
sho deals out "judgmatical.}'," ono at a
time. For the fi-yeur-old she carried a
box of bonds, while tho baby crowed
with delight lo seo his denr dog with the
chewed oar leap into his arms when the
trunk wus unpacked. I
Books she bad none till tho littlo 10-!
year-old invalid pleaded for her fairy j
tales and the bedtime "Uncle Remus."
The mother bus no time to read novels, j
and her fancy work, sho declares, consists entirely of tbo darning stitch.
This woman, bo sho maid or matron,
is a benediction to tho forlorn misanthropes who bewail a day's imprisonment in hotel parlors, reiterating in dull
monotones that they "never dreamed of I
such weather."
Slio cun talk servants or science, pastry or politics, nud, best of nil, is a good
listener, She soon becoincB nn authority, und when sho waves farewell to
those on tho hotel piuzza there is but
ono comment, "Sho wns a nico woman."
Why? Because she knew what to put!
into a trunk.
It i.i a lesson worth acquiring.—New
York Times,
CrlttcLim of Scott's Writing!.
One Is often asked by poraous of good
taste In literature how it La that the rising
generation cannot be got to read Scott. The
wand of the Wizard of the North has been
lately laid upon me. His spell is as great
as ever, his digressions are delightful tome,
but I recognize linw great an obstacle they
must he to the newcomer accustomed to the
comparative brevity of modern flctiou. Ono
cannot say that Scott "crammed" for hie
books, hut us n novelist he used remorselessly the vast knowledge tie possessed upon
subjects that were sometimes not very interesting except to himself, This is done
even lu his best books. In the whole range
of dotton 1 do not know a greater bore than
thu Baron of Bradwardlne, It requires a
reverence for bis creator which Is wanting
iu our modern youth to endure him. Nay,
even in tliatadmirnblustory, "Thu Heart of
Mid-Loth tail," which scorns to me morn
beautiful ovory time I read it, what terrible
morasses have to ho got over in those theological opinions of Mr. David Downs] lie has
never dune with thorn. At thu very last,
when all, as we hope, Is about to end Imp
pily, he bogltts to preach again, having got
a sort of second theological wind.
Another tiling that must anui/.o and not
much interest Ihe youthful reader IsScott'fl
casual allusions to peoplu and tilings of hU
own dny, with which this novel  Is pleutl
fully besprinkled. "With n leer, a shuffle
nud a shrug Inimitable utiles* hy Kmury,
Dirk turned lo his steed," and lu thu next
page, after descrlhlng .lenniu's hospitable
reception at the Saracen's Head, Newark,
we have this first rate advertisement) "Tho
travelers who have visited Newark more
recently will not fail to remember tbe remarkably civil and gentlemanly manners
of the person who now keeps the principal
inn there and may find some amusement
in contrasting them with those of his moro
rough predecessors. Hut We believe It will
bu found that the polish has worn off none
of the real worth of the metal." This is the
result of course of Sir Walter's inherent
good nature, but if a modern novelist
should take such liberties we should certainly think he was paid for it.—James
Pay n in Illustrated London News.
Brave Commanders Who Went
Down With Their Ships.
The i'titu uf Ciiptalii vim GueHxel of the
Elbe liu* Many rami lulu—One Captain
Who Wont Down With HI* Ship nml
Lived to Tell the Title.
Death or dishonor. There Is no other
iltnrnnllvo for the captain who stands on
tho brldgo of a sinking passenger ship
when thoro Is a luck of lifeboats or Insufficient time to man them. Everlasting
disgrace awaits the eommuniliir who do-
»orts his ship beforo every one of the pas-
lengOtl Intrusted to his eiiru is safely hollowed. To the glory of Ihe hrnvo men
who command our merchant marine bu It
laid that the annals of thu sea aru rieb In
Tlm Rise or the Tell.
Until about threo years ago it was
quite optional with a woman whether
*ho wore a veil or not. Sinco that time
it bus become, in tho cities at least, almost obligatory. One girl, who nover,
us she expressed it. "could bear tho feeling of any covering to her face).*' chanced
to como into town from a somewhat
protracted country stay. This is hor
story of her experience:
"Iliad not been in near long beforo 1
hud au odd sensation ns though I were
without my hat or as though I bad no
gloves on. I can't quite describe it, but
I felt bold ami conspicuous, Finally 1
law what It was, livery other woman's
face was covered with a veil. 1 bad
never worn one, and 1 had never had
that feeling before. Hut I alighted at
the first available shop and bought what
I now regarded us a requisite. I told a
friend of my distressed situation, and
sho said sho understood it precisely. The
Biitne thing bad happened to her when
■die first came back from her country
place in tbo full, She, too, was obliged
to sink old prejudices nnd purchase a
veil forthwith."—Philadelphia Press.     j
Snake anil Monsoon.
One of our officers hud a tame mongoos,
a charming little pet. Whenever we could
procure a cobra we used to turn it Into an
empty storeroom, which had a window
high up from tbe ground, so that it was
perfectly safe to stand there nnd look on.
The cobra, when dropped from tbe bag
or basket, would wriggle into one of the
corners of the room and there coll himself
up. Tbe mongoos showed the greatest excitement when he was brought to the win-,
dow and would eagerly jump down into
tbe room the moment be was let loose, aud
there bis behavior became very curious and
Interesting. He would instantly round his
buck, making every hair stand out at right
angles and approach tbe cobra on tiptoe
with a peculiar humming kind of noise.
Tbe snake in the meantime would show
signs of great anxiety, erectinglts head and
hood in order to he ready to strike when Its
enemy should come near enough.
Then tbe mongoos would run backward
and forward In front of the snake, getting
within what appeared to us striking distance. Tbe snake would thrust at him repeatedly aud appear to bit him, but the
mongoos, quite unconcerned, would continue his comical dance.
Suddenly, and with a movement so rapid
that tbe eye could not follow It, be would
pin tbe cobra by tbe back of tbe head. Une
could hear the sharp teeth crunch Into tbe
snake's skull, and in a second all was over.
After the battle tbe mongoos would eat the
snake's head and a part of Its body with
great gusto.
Its own safety lies tn Its perfect judgment
of the distance tbe snake can strika The
Increase of its apparent size from its hair
standing out at right angles deceives the
snake, so that its fangs never really touch
tbe body of tbe mongoos at all. They only
graze the tips of Its hair.—"Sport In Southern India."  j
Currying a Locomotive With Ropes.
"The most successful and at the same
time most unique civil service examination
I know of occurred during tbe war," said
T. C. De Land at tbe examining board of
tbe treasury. "Tbe Confederacy was very
much in need of a railway locomotive in
order to operate Its supply system. It was
In 1804, and it had not the means to buy an
engine, so tbe invariable alternative arose
—steal ono. A bund of 100 men was selected from Lee's army and placed under the
command of a big 0 foot 4 Georgian, who
had been foreman of a stone quarry and was
moro or less skilled in the use of derricks,
eta !
"He took his men up Into Maryland and
they tore up a section of the Baltimore and
Ohio railway tracks, Magged the next train,
and with nothing on earth save plenty of
rope those 100 men carried tbe locomotive
53 miles over hills, across streams, through
bogs aud woods, until they struck a Une
tbe Confederacy hod built. Then they ran
the engine down to Virginia,
"When Itobert Garrett, then president of
the Baltimore and Ohio, heard of the feat
he couldn't believe It. He went out and
personally inspected the scene, went over
tbe route and declared It tbe most wonder
ful feat of engineering ever accomplished.
After tbe war be delegated a man to find
tbe leader of tbe band. He was located In
Georgia. Garrett sent for him, and on tbe
strength of that single feat made him road
muster of his entire system of railroads.
" 'Any man that can pick up an engine
wit h fishing lines and carry it over a mountain has putted Ids examination with me.'
said he."—Washington Post.
If In Holt Wns Ills Hank.
A cowboy entered a real estate office and
Inquired the price of some lots. Hu didn't
look as if he owned $4, and the clerks were
Inclined loguy him until he carelessly unbuttoned his vest and other articles of wear
Ing apparel until a ml leather belt was.
reached, This was taken off, and on being !
opened it was seen to bu snugly packed
with gold pieces. Ilo conn ted out loOO and
then replaced the belt,
"How mueh do you carry with your"
asked the clerk.
"Ob, I've bad 13,000 In It, but this time I
have only 91,MO with me. It gets heavy
when you tote It for weeks and months like
I have." be said.
Then he buttoned up bis clothing, after
placing tbe deed for a lot in the belt and
walked out.—tit. I'aul (.lobe.
Instances of heroic eaptuinswlio bnvo boon
faithful unto death and stood by their
ships till tbe lust.
Such a one wits Captain Kurt von Goes-
boI, who was Inst with tho Gorman steamship Elho In the North sea thu other day.
He went down with his ship!
What an eloquent epitaph! Hu needs
no eulogist to onumoruta his virtues, no
monument to perpotuuto bis fame. He
was faithful to his trust, and bis name Is
Inscribed nn tho imperishable roll of honor
of tho heroes of tbe sea.
Captain von Goossel wns a superb type
of tho Teutonic sallorman. Ho was tl feet
3 Inches tall, broad chested, erect, blue
eyed, blond bearded. Ilo was about 48
years old and a natlvo of Itutibor, Prussian Silesia.
Ho had tho reputation of being ono of
tbe most careful skippers in tint North
German Lloyd scrvlco nud bad recelvod
more premiums than any other commander of tho lino for his swift and ecnnomlcnl
voyages. His first experience nt sea was
In a sailing vessel. Hu hecumo fourth officer on one of tho North German Lloyd
ships of tho Kast India service SO years
ago, and beforo bo had attained tho age of
80 wus captain of the Sachson of tho China
Une. Ho entered tho north Atlantic trade
as first officer of tho tiualu, and in September, ISiU, he was mado master of tho Kibe.
He leaves a wlfo and throo children at
Captain von Gocsscl on several occasions
stood upon tho brldgo for 8(1 hours ot a
stretch, and each tlmo his pec cat, Peter,
remained with him In the roughest weather. Kvcry ono who has mude a trip upon
tho Kibe In recent years knew Peter as tho
captain's pet And Peter, too, wont down
with tho ship.
Thero aro many parallels to tho fate of
tho Kibe and to tho heroism of Captain
von Goesset. Tbo Dutch steamer W. A.
Scholten wont dowu after a collision In
1887 within 100 miles of where tlm Klho
sank. Tbo circumstances were very similar to thoso of tho recent disaster, nnd the
fato of tbo Scholten In turn reminds us of
tho noted Arctic wreck In 1858—tho wreck
so celebrated by tho pathetic and eloquent
funeral sermons delivered by Henry Ward
Becobor. Thero wns In all threo cases tho
samo happy confidence of scores of passengers rudely Interrupted by tho fatal crash
Into another vessel; there was tho samo
mad rush of frightened passengers, demoralizing tho crew, tho same loss uf lifeboats
In launching
But It Is u melancholy pleasure to record that Captain Taut of tlio Scholten,
liko Captain Luco of tho Arctic aud Captain von Gocsscl of the Kibe, stood nt his
post to tho last minute, showed a sublime
heroism and went down with bis ship.
It Is Interesting to nolo thnt of tho pas
sengcra of thu Scholten almost overy ono
who put on a life preserver wns saved.
But In tho wreck of tho Klbo life preservers woro obviously useless, as thero wero no
vessnls at baud to rescue thu unfortunates
who struggled In tho ley water.
Another name which deserves a high
plnce on the roll of hemes of tho sea Is
that of Captain John G. Thomas of the
Kaglo lino steamship Schiller. Tho Schiller struck a rock and went down off the
Sellly Islands on the night of May 7,187(5.
Threo hundred and eleven lives weru lost,
Uril Itimpherry Punch.
A brew of punch that will satisfy the
eye ntul gratify tbo tusto of tho most exacting is made by milling a little marns-
ohino and red curacoo to un ice of red
raspberries, Mash ono quart of the berries and mix wilh them a cupful of
sugar and tho juice of ono lemon. In
half tin hour put through a fine sieve,
add ti pint of water and a fourth nf a
cupful of each liquor. Freeze and serve
In small glasses.— Exchange.
Driving: a Nail Into the Wall.
There Is nothing probably so elusive as
woodwork behind a plastered wall. Tbe
family man who has a picture to bang
takes his hammer and thumps away over
broad spaces of the wall, unrewarded save
hy the rain of plaster falling through the
unknown recesses beyond. At last he feels
sure he has struck a stud, He applies tbe
nail to tho wall paper and taps Its head
smartly with his hammer. Of course the
nail is buried to Its full length In the
yielding plaster. And so he goes on until
thu wall Is as full of holes as a porn, s plaster, and the carpet, as bis wlfa declares, Is
a sight to be seen.—Boston Transcript
blank nt them, lie could not dislodge
tboui.   All discipline was gone.
Tho action ot tho crow in this as In
mnny other cases Is denounced aa cowardly lu the extreme, und so It was. But able
seamen do not ship its heroes. They ore
not animated by tho same high Ideas of
duty and sense ot responsibility as the
officers. Their ordinary duties aro dangerous enough, aud they dally faoo perils
that would appall thu self satisfied landsman who sits comfortably by bis fireside
and criticises the cowardice of poor Jack.
But notwithstanding his reckless hardihood tho fni't is indisputable that your
common sailor Is n very selfish mortal In
tho fuoo of shipwreck.
It Is worthy of notice thnt iu tlie wreck
of thu Klho tho erew obeyed orders with
extraordinary fidelity, nml every ono uf
thu officers nnd thu entire deck crew went
down at their posts of duty. Tho members of tho crew who escaped were stokers
und seamen off duty. In honoring the
niumory of Captain von Goesaol wo should
not omit tho mued of praise duo his bravo
A captain who went down with hli
ship and lived to tell the tidu Is Captain
II. V. Schwensen, who commanded the
Hamburg-American steamship l'omcr-
iinla, which was run dowu In thn Kngllsh
ohannel lu 1H7H. Sho was relumed almost
exttetly as the Elbe was and sank In iiO
tiltnutCS, Onptnlll Schwensen remained on
the bridge nnd gave the necessary orders
for lowering away the bonis. Hut his orders were not heeded, Many of the sailors
drew their knives, rushed for the boats
and drove away tho passengers. Onptalu
Schwensen refused to leave thu ship In
any of thu boats. He sank with hor, but
was brought to tho surface by a life butt
and was picked up by Hie crew of Hie
steamer City of Amsterdam. All of these
drowned on tho Pomeranlu WOW pusson-
Rurs. Every member of tliocrow saved Ids
own life.
An old correspondent of tbu Boston
Herald relates thu following Interesting
reminiscence uf tho wreck of the Atlantic,
which occurred on the coast of Nova Scotia US years ago with a loss of n thousand
"I happened to be In Halifax, and one
evening I strolled out in thu square which
fronted tho hotel for a quiet smoke. My
rnverln wns rudely Interrupted by n horsu-
man dashing up thu street at breakneck
speed. Ho reined up In front of tho hotel
steps and hastily dismounted. Ills clothing was almost completely covered with
mud kept moist by tho foam from thn
horse's hack. The animal quivered all
ovor and was apparently ready to drop In
bis trauks wbon a stuhlo hoy led him
away. Tho rider half ran, half stumbled
up tho hotel steps aud would bnvo fallen
bad I not caught, him In my arms. 'Tako
mu to tbo telegraph office, for God's sake!'
he managed to gasp. 'Tbu ship Atlantic
is on thu rocks a few in lies below hero,
and help Is needed. Tbo passengers are
bulng swept into tho sea liku straws. I
am Lieutenant Barry of tbo ship.1
"It was evident that tbu man wns partially delirious from excitement and exposure A short rest nnd several drinks
of brandy brought him to his normal conditio!!. In tho meantime messengers had
boon dispatched to spread tho nows. Every available steam vessel was Immediately pressed into service. Tbe lieutenant
was too much exhausted to go, so I took
him back to the hotel, bnvlngmado up my
mind that If I could fnduco him to talk I
could beat the reporters and correspondents who had left for the scene, 16 miles
away.   In a half hour the story was on
and 44 persons wero saved, of whom only
14 wero pnssengurs. As In tho enso of tbe
Kibe, only one woman wns saved. Captain Thomas, a bravo sailor, was swept
overboard nnd drowned after four days
and nights of continuous duty on tbo
brldgo, Tho onptalu at first fired his re-
volvor over tho beads of bis crow to drlvo
them out of two boats thoy had seized.
Then, finding this In vain, ho fired point
Polk Wells'  Excuse  For His
Career as a Desperado.
Adopted u Career of Crime Because He
Had Nothing to Live Fur—Shot Thirty-
three Times—Now lie Is m Model Prisoner, In Fur Life.
Polk Wells, greatest of Iowa despora-
docs, attributes hlscaroorof crime to a
stepmother. From bis coll In tho Iown
Hate penitentiary at Kort Madison, whore
he Is a life convict, he sends up this wall
through a correspondent of tho New York
Times: Two years after his mother died
tbu stepmother came, nnd three or four
years ufter that, when ho was about IS or
14 years old, Polk ran away from tbo
home where bu was burn, In Buchanan
county, Mo., and after winning suiuu
money playing poker bough! a cowboy's
outfit and started for thn frontier. There
he ronmeil thu plains for toil years.
1'olk won fame as an Indian fighter
from iho Kin I'ecos, iu New Mexico, to
thn Hrlllsh domain and from the Missouri to ihe PholAq slope. He was twice
captured by tho Indians and escaped. He
mado friends of Alf Sladu. tho Stage robber; Hilly Gay, the famous Molilalia cowboy; California doe, the guide and hunter,
and the renowned Kit Carson, who, after
complimenting tho marksmanship nml
praising thoeotiragoof 1'olk Wells, gnvo
him a fine buckhorn handled hunting
knife, which afterward served as nn Introduction to the famous Wild Hill, with
whom Wells went on several expeditions
against thu Indians
In 1879 Polk Wells returned to Missouri
and married Miss Nora Wilson. He went
Into tho grocery and liquor business, hut
through a teelyiieulity tn the taw liu lost
all Ids property, and leaving Ids wife and
baby with her sister he returned to his
wild life, promising to return soon In bet
ter fortune. Hut It was two years be fur*
hocamo hack, and then hu found his wlfo
living with another man, At Wnriifca, and
tho baby dead. In speaking of It afterward Wells said: "Warnloa was a hardworking young fellow, and I determined
not to Interfere, for there had been no In
tontlonal wrongdoing. I gnvo him f!i00 to
buy n team with, kissed Nora gondhy,
nn mu ted my horsu and nulo away."
In May, 1H7U, Wells says bu committed
tils first crime, highway robbery. Then
followed ouo express train aud throo bank
tho wire, and tho Boston Herald hnd It In
Its ofllco before any other paper In tho
United States.
" 'The Atlantic,' said thn lieutenant
after tbu brandy had revived him, 'run
short of coal, aud tbo captain was obliged
to mako for Halifax. Whether it was the
doubling on our course or tho fog that
sent us on the rocks I do not know, but
tho first thing wo knew tho big ship
crashed on tho rooks. It was an awfully
dark night, and wo had no idea where we
were. Wo launched what boats wo bad
left and attempted to save life.
" 'Tho ship listed nnd careened ovor on
hor beam ends.    Then ensued ono of tbo j
worst scenes of death nnd destruction In I
tbo long history of marine disasters.    Wo
finally made out that wo went only about
100 yards from the mainland, but tbe distance might have been 100 miles so far as I
It lessened the Intensity uf tho nomlcmo- I
nIum on hoard.   Tbu ship rocked to and
fro as each wavn rolled her over and swept
hundreds of  tho   passengers   ovorhonrd.
Many herded In tho cabins tried to reach
tbu companion ways, hut were swept hack '
and won drownod like rats In a trap In '
their berths and staterooms.' I
"Among thnsu who volunteered to
reach the mainland for help was tho young
lieutenant. Met ween thn ledge where thn
ship lay and thu shore was another largo
rock. Lieutenant. Hurry fastened a light
line about, bis wnlst ami jumped over
In uud. Ho swam to tho rock, which was
completely covered with many of thu pus- '
Hungers, whosn cries wero heartrending.
Them was room for no moro there, so
hundreds perished, with rescue almost
Within their grasp. |
"Hurry finally reached tho shorn, and a
hawser was hauled In. Tho lieutenant,
then started oil his ride fur relief. It
availed but littlo, fur at daybreak tbo Atlantic broke In two and sank Into tho sea.
Ono of tho Cuuard line ships which happened to bn In Halifax was chartered tho
next day, but only about SOU out of that
shipload of poor Immigrants wero saved."
Instances ot heroic devotion to duty nnd
sublime self sacrifice llko these here recorded aro not confined to officers of deep
sun ships. Tbo annals of lnko and river
navigation contain numberless examples
of heroism like the well known exploit of
Jim Hludso, who "hold hor nozzle, agin
tbo bank till tho last galoot was nshoru "
Tristram Shandy.
Newcastle's IleieUlnff Vice.
The mayor of Nowcnstlo-on-Tyno has
declared that city to bo tho most drunkon
In tbe United Kingdom. |
POLK wells.
robberies. With two companions hu rode
In the samo roach with threo I'lnkorton
men, who wero looking for him and to
whom bo wus pointed out by the conductor, but no attempt, was mado to arrest
him, though they rodu together from St.
Joseph to Council Bluffs. Tho daring
thnt ho exhibited was at times so great
that It wus his best protector.
During his career tn tbo west Wells acquired tho reputation of being a dead shot
with tho rlllo and revolver and was known
as tho " boy shooter." Ho says that he has
killed a great mnny Indians, but nover
hut into while man, and that was In self
defense; that ho always aimed only to
wound In defending himself, and that the
reason bo shot so many people was to keep
up his reputation. Nora, his wlfo, and Al
Warnieii knew of bis criminal nets and repeatedly urged him to abandon bis wicked
life, hut they loved him too much to betray blm Into the hands of tbo officers,
though they were offered large sums of
money to do so. Ho says that many persons
bearing good reputations, both In Kansas
and Missouri, shielded him from tho
clutches of th<! law. Wherever he has lieen
In trouble women havo defended Wells
and on numerous occasions have saved
him from being captured.
Wells was finally copturcd by Sheriff
Dan Karrell and somo others In 1881 In
Fremont county. In this light ho was
shot threo times. Unsays that In nil bis
escapades with tho Indians bu received but
one wound, a stroke from a tomahawk.
"Hut my white brothers hnvo used me
pretty rough," hu Buys. "I was banged
twice during (bo war by Kansas jnyhawk-
ers, was stabbed twice In thu back by
Mexicans and front first to last havo received Into my body flit bullets, 87 of
which still remain with me."
After bis rapture hy Sheriff Fnrrell,
Wells was taken to Sidney, la., pleaded
guilty and was sentenced to ten years In
the penitentiary for highway robbery.
With two companions bu made Ids escape
nn May 1, I8N.J, a month after ho reached
there. They ohlornformcd the guard, giving him an overdone, from which ho died.
They escaped but a short dlstaneo and
went unable to travel on account, nf thu
wounds uf Wells. They hid lu tho barn
of a farmer named WlnUirtH.ttnm, who
about noon enmo to tho barn to satisfy his
wlfo that tho escaped prisoners wero not
thero. Ho plunged his heavy hayfork Into
thu liny, nnd after having had tbo fork
thrust into the side of his head and neck
and breast Wells sprang out, took tho
fork away from tho farmer and ran him
out of the bam. After several days of
wandering about thu neighborhood nnd
biding In creek bottoms, In cold water
and mud, they wero recaptured and sentenced to life Imprisonment for tho murder of tho guard.
Wells has never used liquor or tobacco.
Ha claims that bo adopted thu career of
Crime In the hope nnd fullest expectation
uf being killed, because ho had nothing to
live for. When alone, ho prayed thnt his
life might cease, hut when tho officer?
wero In n fair way to take It from him the
devil, ho says, Inspired him with tho determination not to let them hnvo him.
Since ho has been Imprisoned Wells has
devoted himself to study, to religion and
to bard work. Ho Ii a model prisoner In
every respeot, the prison ofllcors say.
They If ay Be Utilized as Ornaments Cntfl
Needed For Use.
"Of all tbe queer persons of this
queer world tbo undertaker. I believe,
meets his ful 1 quota." fo a reporter waa
told by a man wearing a funoroul expression on his faoe and blaok gloves on
his hands who came from a small town
in a western state to attend tbe meeting
of tbo Association of Undertakers.
"Ono of tbe queer persons Is a
Wealthy woman who lives in my town.
One day she came to my rooms, and as
tbo tears coursed down tier sad faoe she
managed to toll mo between sobs that
she wanted a coffin that was covorod
with royal purple velvet. I knew that
hor husband bad boon Ul for some time
and was not expected to livo. So I began to oiTor a word of condolence on uo-
couut of bis death, as she and hor husband woro intimate friends of mine.
" 'Ob, be is not dead yet,' sobbed tho
woman, 'bnt I want you to call nt tbo
house and steal his measure while bo is
usleep. I want a royal purple velvet
coffin, nnd it may tako you several days
to fill tho order.'
"I assured the tearful woman that, it
wonld perhaps bo impossible to fill tlio
order, ns I had never heard of a cofllu
of nny such description over having been
on thu market. She went back homo,
nud while tbo order was banging fire
her husband began to grow butter and
In a few days was entirety out uf danger, ilo oftorwartl recovered, und today
bo is a strong, healthful num.
"But that woman still insists that I
shall fill tbo order for n royal purplo
velvet coffin for her husband, and, fur
thurmnre, sho has given mo another order for a royal purplo velvet coffin for
herself. On my present tripto St. Louis
I nulled at n largo eoilln factory hero
and surprised the proprietors hy leaving
tbo special ami unique orders to bo 11 lied.
When tbo orders havo been tilled, I
enti't any whether or nut my queer ens-
tumors will use tho two royal purplo
volvot coffins ns ornaments to match tlm
decorations in their parlor at homo."—
St. Louis Republic.
Prank  Raff's  Derierlptlon  of Ilablln and
London Mining; Shops.
In Dublin tbo first oluss shops are
managed iu the samo way us tho leading shops of London, uud most of tbo
first class journeymen barbers hail from
London, and they aro paid what aro
called London wages—that is, It A shillings a week—bnt a barber in order to
get those wages must also bo a ladies'
hairdresser. Tbo cheaper shops only
pay their journeymen from 13 to 20
shillings a week. The first class shops
charge sixpence—that is, 13 cents—for
shaving and the same price for haircut*
ting and shampooing. Tbe cheaper
shops charge only twopence, or 4 cents,
for shaving, hair cutting or shampooing. Some shops in Cork only charge a
penny for each. The first class shops
here tnrn out a customer just as well as
tbe barbers in America, if uot a little
better, but I would uot lot tbo cheaper
barbers shave my dog.
Some of tho finest shops in Dublin
have our old fashioned chairs, and some
havo just an upholstered chair, with a
headpiece attached. The cheap shops,
most of them, just use a wooden chair,
and the barber wears a dirty apron, but
in the finer shops they wear white coats
and cleau white aprons. London boa a
great many shops, but thoro aro ouly a
few really good shops. Most of the barber shops here are called toilet clubs,
and they are all located on tbe second
floor. Thoy get threepence for shaving.
The jonrneymen barbers get about 30
shillings a week. A few get more, but
they depend largely on their customers
for tips. The best shnvo I ever had in
London was in a barber shop conducted
by a lady. She employs five other ladies nud charges threepence for shaving
and a littlo extra for dressing tho hair.
Thoro are only about half a dozon shops
in Loudon which have modern American chairs, —National Barber.
Animals nt Piny.
Animals havo a keou sense of "making believe," which is tho essence of
play. A child's first gone is bopeep—
mako believe. When a oonple of doga
havo a jolly tussle, they make believe to
engage in deadly combat. A striking
instance of this occurred to a writer
some years back. He gave a dead mouse
to a kitton. It was tho first time sho
had seen ono, and she sniffed at it in*
qnisitivoly before deciding to toss it
A pair of slippers lay on tho floor.
Sho dropped tho mouse into ono of thorn
and immediately proceeded to look for
it most zealously in  tho other slipper
. till I took up tho first, which contained
I her booty. Then sho showed that it was
1 no real lack of memory that had sout
her  on tho bootless noarch.—Buflalo
Ei press.
Greenland's Olnclers.
Nearly all the Greenland glaciers
and tongues from tbe internal Ice cap
tcrmluato in vertical faces from 100 to
1,000 foot high, presenting facilities for
investigation. Tho vortical faces revoal
pronounced stratification on tho basal
Ice. even earth materials In tho buses
eurriwl by the too boing arranged iu
layers. Fine laminations woro soon 13
or 30 to nn inch. Tho layers aro somo-
times twisted and contorted and even
"shoved" over each other. The glacier
movement at tbo loo border is a foot
per day to a foot per week.—Science.
Adding Insult to Injury.
Old Lady—Thnt parrot I bought of
yon uses dreadful language.
Bird Dealer—Ah, mum, you should
bo worry careful what yon ses aforo it.
It's astonishin how quick them birds
pick up any think I—Pick Me Up.
The illustrious Isabella do Gonzaga,
after losing her husband, declined to
marry again. Sho said that if her second should prove good sho would be In
constant fear of losing him; if otherwise, Id constant fear of not losing him, p-
Bis homo Is In the alecplng car,
No vino or llg tree's shade,
Bis music Is lis clunking wheels,
Ills poetry in trade.
This missionary of ihe mart
Hu spreads tlie true .'abb's germs.
The endless merits of his bouse
Above all other firms.
lie buttonholes the kings of trade,
ills sample case unrolls,
Ami talks until thu love of life
(irewsfceblo In their souls.
Tho bolted doors swing wide for him,
He heeds no locks nor bars,
And fears not any facu uf man
liencuth tho Mm or stars.
Tbe heroos of baronial times
•    Were armed from hair to heel,
With iron pots upon their hoods
And pantaloons of steel.
The hustler bore of today
Isnrniorloss imd weak
Dal. for lliu vigor Of his tongue
And bliisbtoss breadth of cheek.
Ho moots all men with fearless mien.
Nor knows to pause or swerve,
Wilh imiiiiitinnhushfiihiesi
And Ini'lidljiiuHdau nerve.
Noiiim abstractions vox his soul,
tilt oread and happiness
la lust ie make a inlo and oatoli
Tho two o'clock express,
AlnlciliK .InllUinl.
she was the daughter of tho trumpet
major nnd the darling of the (roup.
Every one loved Phyllis Itayne.   From
Utenu'eof fi she had been  quartered  with
her father with tlio regiment,
*• 'Our darling1 has grown Itiioti beauty,"
observed the adjutant cheerily, as he rode
past tho grOUp Of men toward the object, of
"A letier for you," be said In moro of*
flciai tones, dismounting beside the nii-1
"Tbo colonel would be glmlof an answer
The adjutant rode reluctantly away as
Phyl broke the seal of the missive. After
reading tbo contents the girl's dark eyes
woro humid. A quiver of disappointment
parted hor lips.
"tin!) that," sllOSUld botioatb her breath.
"Only II1J services.    And 1 thought"	
What she thought was never uttered;
her lal her came to the door of the bungalow.
"Captain  Lonsdale is waiting inside to
speak with you. I'vo given him my word,
dearie, although it will be like drawing an
eyetooth to part with my little girl"
As her father stepped outside Phyl
flashed au angry glance at thu captain,
"How dare you? 1 forbade you to appeal
to my father."
"Kainl heart never won fair lady yet. I
dare anything for the chance of winning
you. I will havo you, Phyl. Why do you
hate niev" tbe captain continued querulously. "I love yon. I am willing to make you
my wife, although you're not"—
"A lady," .she Interpolated quietly.
A violin was lying on the table. Thegirl
took it up, with the bow, Angering tho instrument absently. Her mother had been
of gentle birth. The Insult his words Implied stung keenly.
"Voii arc so beautiful," he cried, moving
The refrain went on jerkily from the violin. There was asuggestlon of scorn in her
"Phyl! Have you no pityf Are you as
bard SB your face is tender* Is there any
one else?" The captain laid his band on the
arm moving the bow.   "Is there, Phylf"
"You nre hurting me, Captain Lonsdale."
"What a soft little arm it isl" he said,
drawing the loose blue sleeve away from
her wrist, "See, tin- impress of my cruel
fingers.   Poor little arm 1'
He bout Ids head suddenly, pressing his
lips to the delicatu flush. A shadow fell
across them as a figure stood in the open
doorway. The girl's voice relieved the silence by a commonplace:
"Good evening, colonel."
Captain Longdate mode a hurried departure, saluting hU superior officer, who
remained in tho doorway,
".May I come in*"
"Don't put that down. I can talk to you
while you play."
The colonel leaned against the wal.
watching Phyl as she rested her chin again
on the violin.
"I ean'tl" she cried with a hysterical little laugh. "I think—1 think you make me
"Never mind," he said gravely, taking
tbe instrument from her hands, "I have
heard of your music.   Who taught your"
".My fui her.   I'm very proud of dad."
The colonel smiled. Tbu smile mnde his
stern. Ugly face almost handsome. Tbe
colonel was u widower with one child. Pco-
, pie Bald his marriage had been a failure.
"You had my letter*" he asked as they
moved out under the veranda.
"Are you willing!"
A moment's hesitancy, in which the colonel scanned the girl's face eagerly.
"Yes.   I will go with yon, colonel."
"Thank you. Little Jack will be so glad.
Then: is no woman In the cantonment be
tnkes to but you." The colonel was going
to the bill-, for thu hot months.
"I understand. It will beiny first situation."
"What do you mean*"
"You have asked me to go to Simla as
companion or nurse to your child. You
have forgotten to mention one thing—the
The colonel bit his lip. Was nliu joking?
Phyl was looking fixedly at tho flowers
planted near the mango trees. Had sho
seriously misconstrued his letter wherein
hu bad asked her to accompany him with
her fui her on t heir leave of absence, for the
sake of little Jack'
"1 to you want asalaryf" be asked bluatly.
"It is usual, Is it not?"
"I believe so."
At that moment nn ayah, leading a child,
mine across thu compound.
A few minutes later Phyl watched the
colonel, with little Jack clinging to bis
bund, cross thu panulegrouud. Tbo child's
while frock became a speck in tho distance
before a soh broke from the girl's throat.
That, night a wager waa made by Captain
Lonsdale among a few of bis boon companions.
"I'll swim two miles against stream up
the Gotintco on tbo day 'Our Darling' mar
ties any man but myself."
'•none!'" oried half a dozen voices.
Standing outside his bungalow early one
morning, thu colonel, with Captain Lonsdale, watched Phyl romping with his obild.
She had lifted the boy on to her shoulder,
and, with urms upraised to steady her tiny
bunion, ran toward them.
"You will be atone until tonight," he
said. "Captain Lonsdale has arranged a
longer expedition. Shall you be frightened?''
"Frightened? Nol What Is there to
tear?" she answered hdshttfc
"Nothing, The servants are within call.
I have forbidden them to leave the bunga*
low in bur absence."
The trumpet major, tiding behind the
colonel, ventured a confidential remark:
They make a handsome couple—my girl
nnd the captain. He'll have cause to be
proud of bis wife, eh, colonel*"
"His wire! Hid you say bis wife, Rayue?"
"Ayo, colonel. I've promised her to Captain Lonsdale if bo can win her."
"Aud—and Phyllis?"
The captain joined them, and tbe party
rode on.
Phyl stood ut thu door of tho bungalow, a
cloud on her face.
"1 bate him! I hate him!" she muttered.
Toward midday the boy grew tired and
fretful. Phyl, carrying him to her own
bungalow, laid him on a heap of rugs in
the corner. Oncu little Jack started up
wilh a frightened cry, and to soothe him
shn sang an Indian lullaby, continuing tho
weird tune upon bur violin at tbu boy's request.
Suddenly some indefinable Instinct caused
kboglH to look over her shoulder, bur hand
tightening on ihe violin.
Let ween her and thu sleeping child was a
large snake. He had uncoiled himself to
Dearly llla full length and risen upon his
I ail with elevated head and glittering eyes,
It was (he dreaded cobra.
As Phyl gazed at the reptile conclusions
rapidly formed. The snake had been attracted by the music; if was evident by thu
darting forward of the cruel forked tongue
thnt the fascination had ceased with the
Wilh an almost Imperceptible movement
the girl (trow hor how across the catgut.
In an instant a palpable change came over
the eobra; Ids eyes rested upon her with
BOflCtlcd brightness. The charm that held
I he snake at bay was in her hiimlsl
Again the Indian lullaby broke the silence, the refrain sounding strangely weinl
iu its repealed cadence. Once more thu
reptile was spellbound.
Pbyl's hack aehetl; her flngers full cramped; ii feeling of dizziness was overcoming
lor. If ihe exhaustion supervened, tbe
charm would be broken. To rousu herself
Phyl rose to her feet, continuing the melody,
to which the snake's head was swaying
A string flew asunder beneath tbe bow.
Thu three strings now beneath Phyl'strembling lingers vibrated weakly. Thu discordance of their tones grated harshly upon her ear.
With a gasping sob she glanced at the
open door and back again at the sleeping
child. The violin was slipping from her
swollen hand. With an effort, born of utter
despair she broke into a song as the sound
of t he falling Instrument startled thu cobra,
Gradually her eyes grew dim. Her head
sank lower and lower until it touched her
bosom. She became conscious that her
voice was ouly weakly crooning. There was
a rushing sound in her ears as of many
waters, and above it all rose a childish cry,
clear and sweet:
"Daddy!   Daddy!"
Then it became quite dark.
When a few miles on the rood that morning the colonel's horse had stumbled,
slightly injuring its knees, and the rider
determined to return, not sorry for an excuse to forego tbe expedition. The trumpet
major's statement had filled him with fear.
At tbe trumpet major's bungalow the
horse came to a sudden standstill, bis ears
set back and quivering in every limb.
A voice singing gayly reached the colonel.
The air seemed filled with its laughter. Ht
smiled sadly, then grimly. How happy she
was!   While be	
The song was coming to an end. It grew
fainter and fainter. Dismounting hu moved
nearer to the open door of the bungalow
and looked into thu shadow of tbe room.
For one brief instant the colonel's eyes
seemed filled with blood, and through the
crimson mist shone out hissun's bright hair
and tbe white face of Phyl.
(n the next his hand was upon his sword,
and a cry went up as the girl tottered forward and his weapon fell upon t he cobra.
The colonel's arm dropped heavily to his
side as his sword claimed tothe ground, bis
eyes distended with horror upon the severed parts of thu snake.
At bis feet was the prostrate form of
Phyl. In one swift glance he noted the
violin with its broken strings and the girl's
stifi'eucd hands. The whole truth flashed
upon him In an instant. With a great sob
be raised her in bis arms, kissing tho still
facu passionately.
" Daddy I"
Thu colonel roused himself. Little Jack
was standing beside him, his baby face full
of nwe.
"Go away, Jack," he said hoarsely as
Pbyl's white lids moved and a breath escaped her lips.
The colonel carried her to tbe rugs In the
"Phyllis!   Phyl!"
As she met his eyes tbe terror slowly died
out of her own. A deep flush crept into her
face aud faded.
"Phyl," he said again; "look at me Phyl!
Don't t urn awny. Ob, my love," he cried,
"my heart's lovet You are given back to
mu. All my life I shall be grateful; all my
life, dear." «
Tbe eyes of tbe woman were raised at
"I love you!   I love youl   I love youl'
•        •••••
"Who is that woman, Lonsdale, riding
with the colonel?"
"Don't you know? Ah, you were ordered
to anot bur si at ion before the dreadful news
reached Lueknow."
"What news?"
"Of t he colonel's unfortunate attachment.
He married thu daughter uf our trumpet
"What, Phyllis Itayne? Phew!" The
subaltern screwed up bis eyes, glancing
sideways at Captain Lonsdale. "Is that
Phyl, littlo Phyl, the darling of the troop?
I remember her now. You were 'sweet' on
her yourself, old fellow. Hy tho way, Lous
dale, I never heanl of your 2-mile swim up
theGoomtM. Suppose you funked It?"—
Kentucky's Wonderful nocking Stan*.
The "moving stone" nt Lexington Is one
of thu most remarkable freaks of nature In
the stnto of Kentucky, the great caverns
alone excepted. In tho rear of tho grounds
attached to the home of tbe late Governor
Gilmer Is a huge bowlder standing alone on
thu edge of a stream. Resting directly
upon this bowlder Is another weighing at
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upon a stone pinnacle not more than two
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l from its socket.
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rusting plnce in a good Held of Ice before
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ot the earth.-New York Journal.
Tbe Little Aurnhnt.
Douglas Tilden, tho mute California
sculptor, now a resident of Paris, has
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hisgenius. "TheBall Thrower" in Golden
Gate park and "The Tired Boxer" in the
new Olympic club building are fine
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the World's fair his group of Indians
fighting bears has attracted much attention.
Quite recently he sent to this city a
mark of bis friendship for a gentleman
who has done much to help and encour-
There is a way uf looking at a thing that
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i ihihM lie Innl ii very near VOICO.
Urn Jim think of nUuorvil
age him. This work, which also bears
strong evidence of the sculptor's unquestioned skill, is now on view at tbo Hopkins Institute of Art. It is un odd and
pretty conceit, an original idea in marble and bronze.
The sculpture is called "Tho Little
Acrobat" and consists of tbe muscular
arm of a man, on the outspread hand
of which sits a baby. The arm, with the
sleeve rolled back to tbe shoulder, is a
fine study in anatomy, showing muscle,
bones, veins, in splendid style. The timid
baby will, however, attract most attention. The half fearful expression of the
little acrobat, the one foot steadied
against the brawny arm, the other drawn
np, the half outstretched hands, all portray the evident insecurity to the baby's
mind of the seat it occupies. The modeling of the figure is very pleasing, and the
whole conception Is fascinating.—San
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A Remarkable Dog.
A remarkable dog is the property of
Professor Kyle of Flushing, N. Y. The
other day Professor Kyle sent one of his
pupils to the Flushing bank with a deposit of $60 in fit) bills. When the boy
reached the bank, he held only the empty bankbook. He had lost the money on
the way. He went back to the institute,
a distance of half a mile, and reported
the loss to Professor Kyle. The dog was
present and seemed to understand what
was the matter, for bis friends say he
sprang out of doors with a joyous bark
and galloped through the various streets
back and forth and was soon lost to view.
In 15 minutes he returned with the six
$10 bills in his mouth, and though one of
them was mutilated somewhat by the
dog in his excitement it was subsequently patched up and deposited in the bank
to the professor's credit with the other
five.— Harper1! Young People.
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The young king of Servia, Alexander
I, who, in consequence of his father's
abdication wears a crown at the age of
16, is perhaps not a perfect monarch,
but he is a scholar of no mean merit.
Last year he obtained the murk of "excellent" at all his examinations and
was constantly at the head of his class,
of which he was the only pupil. This
year shows no falling off in the zeal of
the young sovereign, and we hear with
considerable satisfaction that last
Wednesday he passed his examination in
military practice with "the highest distinction." Alexander I learned in two
months how to drill the lead soldiers
which the emperor of Austria sent him
last New Year's day.—Saint Public.
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Write tor Am *nt Hummer Book or valuable Kcclim-FKeB.
Three dose* qiiIt.  Try It,
whe? Doe» every step seem a bnidonf Yon need
Buy your OROCKBIK9 AND PROVISIONS ol un* and we will sate you money. We handle the hcot
aoods nnd deliver free to trnlns or bonti. We buy and »ell lor spot cash, and sell Roods fhe»per
than any other firm In the country. Bend us your name and addrcM, and we will mail yon our
new price l:*t, which will be out noon.   We offer to day:   Climax tobacco, 40 ccnti per pound.
Dry granulated sugar In 10-lb sacks for. Il 7i> I Best coal oil per ease...,. f l SO
Best brands of flour per barrel 2 IS I Arburkle'i coffee per pound-     Zlu
land ni a Hit of whit you need, and we will make you special prices.   Address yonrorderau
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<j published every Friday ovotiltiE. at ttio otlico
Km:; Slroot, Clovurdale, by
(I.HIUtAlTIl    *   CO.
I'lisi'iiii'TioN 1'iticu—oho dollar por Year j six
Moutlm, titty eoiitH.
ADVERTISING*   katmh :
'raillloilt Ad veril Neman tn, ton oaulS l'l'f Hue
Qitoli liiHuriinn.     Noiipwoll uiuiisiiroiiU'iit—
oqiihI to twelve Hum to tlio luali,
f In.I, hiiiiul, etc., one dollar for
Ihtutlis l.lrllr
ono lusortli
[ oininiiruliil a1
mid marrlftffoi, fifty oonti
ll, I'Vee lo mibMerlburH. >'
yortlsoinonta nt irrcniiy
ii win i>u ni'ido known
irtorty ooiiirnoti.
! ''oiiiiiniiileiilloiiH lo
BUUHBV   timks,
clovi rdiile, li,
Tin, result u[ llm mount by-elqq-
lions in Eastern Canudii show
ploiirly onoi|gh that when the general plectlons nro called on the
greal issue will bo ns heretofore) tlie
question nf tariff, and that the
Manitoba Sohools' matter will qui
bill n small figure with the Dominion electorate. It mny be well,
(hen, to briefly reyiew the probable
position that tbeB.C. farmer would
bo placed in by trie Liberal policy
;'f free trade ns compared with the
advantages which it is claimed is
conferred upon him by tlie Conservative polipy of moderate pro-
Tlie experience f)f evejy farmer
in British Cnlumhiji, outside of a
few inland yulleys, is that the cool
summer; and moist atmosphere nre
unfavorable for tb,e production of
(train in expqrt quantifies, The
small amount pf wheat grown, is
marketed chiefly for the feeding of
poultry, and the oats and peas product is likewisp all consumed
locally. Nothing is grpwn for the
foreign market. The gpogrnphipal
position of the I'roviqcp together
with the climatic conditions render
il morally certain that this generation of farmers can grow nothing
for the foreign market, with the
pne exception of hops. The commodities to which tlie farmers of
Ihe Coast look fortheirmain soiprcp
nf livelihood are dairy products,
thp poultry yard, roots, hay, beef,
pork and mutton, and the only
market, present or prospective, for
these products is fight herp in
British Colqmbia. If that marke)
fails, the products of the Coast
farms arc absolutely valueless. It
is true there is a prospect of futurp
inir returns from fruit to be marketed outside the Province, provide
ed the prospective market of the
North-west Territories be not opened
lo foreign shippers on terms that
would bar out the British Columbia
grower. Thu statement here made
/if tlie position of agrimilture in
this Province is so candid and
truthful that we venture to say it
will not lie disputed by any person
in the Province, (Jrit or Tory, ac-
qualnted with the facts.
In tbo face of this, upon what
grounds caq any Liberal candidate
■isk n British Columbia farmer to
rant his ballot for free trade? It
would liu (lie samo ns asking him
In deprive himself and family of
nil tlie comforts of life, for free
trade means Hint Ihe American
producer would market his butter
without paying I cents a pound
duty; bis hay   without  paying $2
a ton to the customs; his eggs, with-
mil paving "i cunts pur dozen ; his
apples without paying40cents per]ccn('
Amprloan competition, would lie
will? them Always, a'fid who then
woilld he foolhardy enough'to
waste his time and labor in tilling
B. Cj; soil?'"How much would' be
tlie fair value for a farm that produced nothing for whioh a living
market could lie found ? Tho free
trader mny assert that the 'Canadian farmei should be able to' produce as cheaply us his American
neighbor; but this is not tlie question. It is a question of a limited
market being so glutted that it
ceases to be n market. That i| the
danger, nnd it is a real one. Moreover, it is not a generous spirit
that peeks to "Wei the fanners of
our own cqipitiy down to that of
less prosperous neighbors ; to say
nothing of the fuel that flourishing
farmers moans nourishing tinders
and mechanics nnd workmen.
Now lei us fake n glance nf tho
other side. II is often said that
hiriff protection cannot protect Ihe
fanner, and this, is to some degree
true of eastern und central Canada
where a foreign market rules the
price of agricultural staples. But
it is not true here. The conditions
on the Const arc peculiar, nnd the
tariff does protect the British Columbia farrfier. Tho only 'fault is
that them js not protection enough.
If (he duty on potatoes wns fifty
cents a b|ishel instead pf fifteen,
thp inhabitants of our coast cities
would be eating good Canadian
tubers, instead of those grown by
Chinese labor on the jimerican
side. If hay callqd for (i customs
tax of $5 per tpn instqad qf $2,
farmers' barns liquid lie empty,
and the money received would be
circulatjng amongst shops and
traders and workmen, helping to
make better times for pveiyhody.
Compare that prospect with a glutted homp market and a largp amount of rppney taken from circulation hpro tp benefit the American
cities of the coast, ana] gay how
much did firitish Columbia gain
by buyjng pheap farm producp
from foreigners ? Suppqse by pro:
hibitive duties, farrqprs pricps
would all rule materially higher
than they now do, is there any
reason to bplieve that whilp the
farmprs benefitted, othef classes of
the community would necessarily
suffer. All experiences teaches the
contrary. The historical record in
all thp Provinces of Canada shpws
that prosperous times have been
eoncurrpnt with good prices for
igricultural produce. Everybody
benefitted, The busippss men of
Westminster know torday what
effect tho collapse of the purchasing
power of tributary farmers has had
upon the trade of that city.
But, it may bq said, the farmer
of British Columbia pays too dear
for the measure of protection be
receives, by reason of thp duty he
lias to pay on implements and articles of consumption. Let us inquire into this. Under the existing
tariff the produce of the B, C. farm
is protected to the following extent;
Butter, 4 cpnts per pound.
Cheese, 8 cpnts per pound.
Eggs, 5 cents per dozen.
Feathers, 20 per cent,
Poultry, 20 per cent.
Potatoes. 16 cents per bushel.
Vegetables, 25 per cent.
I|ay, f'2 per ton,
Fresh beef nnd pork, 8 cents per
Canned meals, 25 per cent.
Meats in barrel, 2 els. per pound,
Fresh mutton and lamb, 35 per
barrel : I a i -= potaUHM without paying
: t.s-| nutate
icni"  our
It meant, not Ibal prices would be
lowered, but thai the market would
be over   supplied,   ami   thai  our,
farmers  would   nol   bt   able to I
pell  their  produce at   any   price.
Live animals, 20 per cent.
Live hogs, 1 j cents per pound.
WhMt. 15 cents per bushel.
Oats, |0 cents per bushel.
Peas, II) cents per bushel.
Apples, 40 cents per barrel.
Oilier products not necessary  In
enumerate,   carry   similar   duties,
Have wo not, this season, had a | ftmi wn8n times are ordinarily good
sample nf tho effect of American on the American aide, these duties
competition In Iho utter collapse ar9i n,aVj, enough to reasonably
ol the market for hay and potatoes protect this market against foreign
notwithstanding the high duties ? competition. Now, then, the farm-
Howmany industrious settlors of |cr ,nust ijVC) limi j,e must needs
this district, who last fall stored buy goods that are protected by
nwiiy their hay and potatoes In thetaritt But almost without ex-
tlie reasonable expectation of a t-er-1option, the implements used by
tain demand at good prices, are farmeM here are of Canadian make,
now feeling the pinch of hard fir-'iintl nn0wing that because of pro-
cumstnnces, while their hay and tcction they uro sold at a higher
potatoes are unsold nnd unsaleable, prj^ than they otherwise would
because American produce hns j |IC| it woui,i perhaps hc a faie esti-
nlled the market ? It can not be j mate to place the increase of price
denied that under free trade, the nt nn amoUnt equal to half the
evil that overtook British Columbia duty, and this without now con-
larnicrs Ibis  your   by   ronton  of j sidering that all agricultural ma
chinery hns been much cheapened
oii' both sides of' thfi boundary
sfnoo the institution dj 'the National
policy in 1879'.' Uncjer' this esti-
mhto, wagons 'and Other wooden
rrlijriufnctures, cost tlio "farmer an
extra 12* per 'cent. " His mowers,
bindors, ploughs', etc., cost him 10
per cent. His cotton goods cost
124 per cent,' and his woollens
about 15 per 'cent. Most of the
other requisites of tile fanner's
living are either duly' free or of
bis own production. Ho that the
articles above enumerated praotl
cally furry the bulk of the tax
that the farmer pays for bis share
of tho cost of government, ninintC'
nance of law and 'order, and protection In his rights and liberties
chargps that he must pay in some.
Shape, whether the country is ruled
by Conservative or by Liberal,
With tbu figures above glvep
any farmer may fairly calciilal
what protection costs him and
what protection gives him, nnd
nfter the calculation, Is completed,
we venture to suy he will be a
inlirmed believer in Conservative Government and the National
Policy -unless, of course, be be
ono of those kind of men who nre
born |o tlie Liberal bins, or hns n
disposition to sucriljce his own wet
fnre to a benevolent theory.
TUK result of tho recent election
in Haldimand, Ontario, was a surprise to most people. Haldimand
hns the recorfj of a Liberal consti
tupney, but was won over by Dr.
Montague at if forrper election by a
very small majority. Whqn Dr,
Montague tppk office in tl|p Government he was pbUged to go back
to jus constituents for approval
and the electipn was hell} a few
dayij ago. Haldiinand is a Protes'
tanl pounty,qi|d tijpOrangp society
is strong, numbpring about eight
hundred membprs. The Liberals
did not put a straight candidate in
fhe field, but they played what they
thought was a bptter game, namely,
they induced Mr. Jpff. McCarthy, a
nominal Consprvqtive, to accept
pomination as an, ultra-Protestant
qpponent of the Government's action on the Manitoba Schools question. The prosppct of a backhanded Liberal victory certainly
lookpd promising. However, " the
best laid plans of mice and men
gang aft ag|ee." Hpn. Dr. Montague took the breath away from
his opponents with a sweeping majority of almost 700. Haldimand
now drops into line as a straight
Conservative constituency, and the
Manitoba Schools question drops
out of sight as an important factor
|n the approqehiqg Dominion elections. McCarthyism developed
great weakness.
The Fraser river bridge, the
Rand scheme, and the City of
Westminster display all the features
of an admirable pomedy, only thqt
the thing js drawing out to such
weary lengths as to become horribly monotonpus. The City Coun.-
eil some time since, with surprising
firmness, set last Monday as thp
closing dato of the Hand bridge
hallucinations, but just at tho
dropping of the curtain the iron
firmness melted in benevolence,
and, lo, the play goes on for three
weeks more, Only three weeks
more, good people of Westminster,
and anxious friends nf Surrey and
Langley nnd Delta, Well, bo it
so ; by comparison thrpc weeks is
not a very largo point of time, and
a little further tomfoolery  by  way
uf recreation will ilo no great harm.
Tin: Liberal papers aro just now
making much of tho expenses in
connection with Canada's High
Commissioner in England, They
must bu bud off for something to
complain of. It is proper that
Canada should have a resident
representative in England, and it
is also proper that be should be
fittingly maintained.
Tlie docket for the spring assize
in Westminster, which opens on
May 14th, has been prepared and
is as follows: Hegina vs. J. Lobb.
shooting with intent to kill; Kegina
vs. W. 11. Cornock, perjury | Kegina
vs. \V. Kcarley, obstructing an
officer ; Hegina vs. Currey, stealing;
Hegina vs. Black Jack, burglary ;
Kegina vs. H. Wilkinson, shooting
with intent to kill | Hegina vs.
Goo Dop, Sing Lee, and Cluing
Chuey, house breaking ; Kegina vs.
Godfricdson, assault; Kegina  vs.
-.;••■■, mqp—.»,, ...^u..(js,.-..i......-4^.
The Rainbow Trout.
The following article was published a, cifuple of''years ago in
Forost and Stream, and as the fish
described Is evidently the samo as
are taken in the streams hero,' the
sketch will no doubt1 be of interest
to many'of our readers at this
time: v
The brook trout, mountain trout,
or goldeh trout, ' of California,
having become fampns in its Wn
country, ' was introduced many
years ago into Eastern waters,
wherein it is commonly known
as the rainbow. Tbe fish has
been acclimatized also1 in Europe
and Japim. Wisconsin, Maryland,
Michigan', Missouri, New York and
North Carolina nowfurnlsh suitable
conditions for the new-comer, and
in some 1'ennsylviiqin streams tlie
species' thrives, multiplies 'nnd
provides fine fishing', Mr. Stewart
lias told in Forost nnd Stream bow
readily the rainbow has accom-
ininlaleil itself lo Ihe mountain
streams of North Carolina, ami how
it appears to take llnwarranted interest in the spawning of the brook
trout. The rninbow wus plnntod In
Yellowstone Park in September,
1889, and two years later Professor
Jenkins; and Mr. Klwood llofer
found ii number of loin, specimens
in Gibbon Blvo'r. both above and
below Virginia Cascade, near tlie
place of deposit. The fishing there
was limited to the artificial Hy or
tho catches might, have been larger.
The rainbow grows to ft length
of 2ft., and individuals of Hlbs. are
on record. Tbe relation of the
rainbow to tlie steel-head iir Gardner's trout is still open tq question.
Tpn years ago tlie writer called attention In Forest and Stream
(Jpne 15,1882) to the difficulty of
distinguishing' the young ' of these
twp, and jie fjnds no lpss uncer-
tajnty in fhe problem to-day. If
thp two arp identical we should use
thp older name.' Gairdnpr's trout,
fqr the sppcies. It is well known
trjat the latter growB hparly as
large as the avprage Atlantic salmon, whjqh it resembles. Btrongly
in shap§.
The rainbow feeds op worms,
insect larvs and eggs of other sal
riionidaj. Dr. Livingetpn Stone
h,as giver} the following very in
tpresting account of its feeding
habits: liThe California trout
r'pams about his watery hunting
grounds partly on his sjde, with
qne eye directed to the bottom.
He is "qptite as dependent, and
probably morp so, upon thp supply
of food fhat is beneath, as qpon tho
supply that falls frpm above or
floats or) thp surface. He has
another peculiarity also about
feeding; when he spes any
food on fhe bottom that looks to
him out pf place, or has from any
cause a suspicious appearance, he
wheels past it and as he passes the
suspicious object he strikes it a
vigorous blow with his tajl and
then tupns to observe its movements. If there appears to lie anything 'cropkpd' about jt he will
not touch |t and will, after striking perhaps once or twice mqre
withhis tail, abandon jt altogether."
Spawning takes place usually
from Janpary to May. The eggs
are about one-fifth of an inch in
diameter and vary in color from
light straw to deep salmon pink.
A 211)3. fpmale yields about 800
eggs. In water at 54 degrees Fahrenheit the eye spots show in
twelve days and fhe eggs hutch in
twenty-six days, The form of the
embryo can hp seen through Ihe
shell four or five days before the
eyespots appear. Tlip females
spawn in the McLoud Kjver when
three years old.
In tlie McLoud June and July
are the best months for fishing.
The writer has' found qulnnat
salmon eggs the most attractive
bait for the rainbow and others
have hooked many of the fish with
grasshoppers. For fly-fishing a
brown-hacklo and a whitu-motb
were most effective for "Coquimi,"
while in Pennsylvania several   f
the early brook trout Hies were
readily taken. For large rainbows
tbe Hies must be as largo as for
black bass and salmon and the
gut snells increased in strength
proportionally. Owing to tlie
gregarious nature of these trout .it
is comparatively easy to till a
creel unless somo of the big tackle-
smashers are encountered,
1 year old, jlOc;   2 years old, 20c;
!! years old, 30c. each. '
Grafted   riihts,  $3  per  100.
NO     IMl'UHTKII    TltUKS,
Illnck Currnpti,   llliulmrl,,  KimpH,   American
Utaolcbarrloi, utc.   utc, etc
C4M1AOE    l'LANia.
Tinehead, Surrey.
Columbia Street, New Westminster
if every description ii, Amorican
mid Italian Marble,
IIOBt ul malarial ati'l w„rkinun.lil|,.
bjtigravltiB ni lUBorlptlonB n fliioolnllr,
ai.i:,\. Hamilton, Proprietor,
Choice young Hour;- and Sows ol
different ages,
AM.  STOCK   IIKplHTiillBI).
Writs lor wiiulK, or oomo 1111,1 .uo stoi-k.
1      Cliivurdalu, II. G.
A single page of n single Issue of
tho Century taken for advertising
costs 41500, in Harper's iflllO, other
magazines *400 to lfll50. A yearly
advertisement, of one column in
the Chicago Tribune costs $58,660
for the lowest and $96,000 for the
highest rate. In tho New York
World $46,000 for the lowest and
")!),000 for the highest priced
column. These figures will proba-
ly astonish men who spend from
$10 to $40 a year for advertising
space and seem to think they arc
liberal advertisers.—Freeman's Labor Journal.
SURREY Timks from now till 1st
January, 181)6, for 60 cents csh.
A irnod chliii i cill) for iaIo. l/iriju enriteii
hit two chtlilii'ii tluce or '"iir yvur* old. Will
bo mill ohonp.   Apply hi --uiiiiky 1'isrh uitice.
J   p. OALMUtTn. Convey-in,cur & tfotnry
,  Public, oi|k'i!,8muiBY TiHBB,Cloverdalu
110(1 AN BROS.,  Proprietors
i      ■!   •        •
I'l," ll'ir IBBU]lpllO(l Willi Itinarlor l.l,,,i„ra nil,]
OIIOlOO ,' :'„! ', tni'l thu  Willi,,!, ilfu n,l- ,.M v
nml   ,,1i1I(Iiii.-
front tilrorl. ,,|,|,„.|to Iho   i-'i'rry I nmlltii;.
Duiio in ttio lit'iit iinlur nfii) ivllli dti).atoh.
.HllIN McMiLLAN, Cloverdale,
Gqurt of Revision for the
icipijity of Surrey,
XiTriri: U Ijorpliy rLvoii that n Court nf Ho
vlsiuii Will hu hold in iho ('..timll I'htitn
int. mi saiiiniii!., nth tiny ot Mny, ISflj}, tt ten
o'clock in tIiu (oretii)on, tor Uio purpu«o at hoir-
iiiU i'nin|,liiiiitH tiKHtimt the iHiuk-inout m inmlu
ly tlio .V.i.iOiimr h.r tlio curront your, mi>l for
icvi.iiiK'iiiiil corrc^iug tho AsBoiamom Itoll.
A. A. BII.'HMiiS.i,
Cltrk MuulcipiU CoudcII.
Hurrty, March 30, \w.ft. '
Choice  Groceries,
And General Merchandise,
MAIN STREET, CLOVE||DALE, (Comer McJ.,lcllan Road),
Goods all frpsh an,d of the choicest quality. New stock constantly
arriving. 1'riccs down to lowest notch, on the basis of "sinall profits,
and uuick returns."   _Hf liive us a trial.
Surrey Real Estate Agency.
Two tracts of timhered  land  for sale on  thp Yale road for $10 per
acre, in quantities to suit purchasers,
A tract of 106 acres adjoining Cloverdale on the south.
Two quarter sections cist of Cloverdale, in parcels to suit purchasers
A good dwelling house and ucrp of land under frail trees in Cloverdale
Anv of the aliove will lie mild on small  caiih advance!*  and  lime to
suit the purchaser.
For ink' or to uxuliiiniro tor propctly In il. I'.- I'.lnlity acre, ca.t ol Portland, on tho Columbia
:, v.r, lu Wm.Iiii b'oii.   M„',,l l'rull nuil ufcrlcnlturnl land, „ 1th b,ill I.[,'.-. ntul .mall Orchard,
JOHN MoMILLAN, Cloverdale, B.C.
The Starr Hotel,
The tutile is supplied with the best the market affords.   The rooms are
pleasant, comfo.talily  furnished, and  thn  bod) clean.     A good home.
Hotel for families while waiting to locale.   Charges moderate.
Get the Best Foot-wear You Can .
The Cloverdale Shoemaker,
Make. Boots and Shoe" to order, and guarantees all work turned mil,
none hut first-class STOCK USED,
|3bbT" Repairing promptly attended to on short notice,
Cloverdale Blacksmith Shop.
Practical Itlacksmith, docs light and heavy lilacksmilhing of all kinds'
on short notice nnd at moderate rates.   Horseshoeing a specially.
MAIN STREET,     -     CLOVERDALE.        1


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