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Finest Cashmere Socks  0 60
Extra heavy wool do.    0 50
Bent quality   Shetland   wool
Underwear, per suit 4 25
Fittest nat. wool   "        4 00
Braces, per pair, 30c. and 10c
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The English Trading Co.
C. E.  SHAW,
Customs Broker,
Vol. 2.���No. 38.
$2.00 a Year.
Established 1877.
CAPITAL, $500,000.
Incorporated 1893.
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, MAIN HOUSE: 200-212 First Ave. North, MI3KEAP0LIS, MINN.    '
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HELENA, MONT. ,     |      CHICAGO, ILL.      |  ,  VICTORIA, B..C.     | WINNIPEG, MAN.
Kootenay Lodge
No. 15 A.F. & A.M.
The regular meeting
are held in the Mas-
, onicTemple.Bourne'i*
==.HnIl,   ou   the   third
silonihiy   in   each
month   at   8   p.  m.
Visiting   brethren
cordially welcomed.
CRAGK, Sccketauv.
Tliursd.ij* night at  el-jilt
Cooke&Bozcmnn Sts.
GG Wharf St.
2:i* Kinjr 31
Regular nieetiiiirs arc held
  t at
__ -?<r^>s"-S��*v&i*5 o'clock. .Visiting brothers
ri*^��i.<>sc>��5:i* ��� cordially welcomed.
It. f. WILSON. N.G.       K. O. LEWIS, Skc.
Loyal Orange Lodge No. 1658.
lingular mcHtiiiKS* are held .in
the Odd Fellows' Hull on the
second and fourth Wednesday"''
of each month at. ":''() p. in.
Visit in j; lu'i'thrcn are cordially
K. _\Ji.\IIi.   .1. I. WOOI'HOW,
W.M.    ' ^ l{ec. *5ccy.
Front Street, lievelstoke.
The Doings of West Kootenay's
Mining Camp, Paragraphed.
The Confederation     /
" Life : Association Toronto.
Capital and Assets O vev
' $8,000,000,
Insurance at Risk Over
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insunny'you .shouiur"stfc "the
Mookl Policy Contract'
issued by the above
Company.     - ������
Full particulars on application to Agents :
T. L. HAIG,    \ , J. D. BREEZE,...
Agent   for Reyelstoko.
Genei.il A������enfc for B.C., Vancouver.
Haircut, 25c;  Path, 50c; Six Shaving
Tickets for $1.00.
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Repairing Neat I.��� &. Promptly Executed.
'    ' '   FURNITURE,
Doofs,' Sashes ft Blinds.
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-..���-.       ,     REVELSTOKE.''  ',
agi:n't koi: singi-k kkwixo maciiinks.
Arrow   Lake.'
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TS now-   open   at   tlics-c  Celebrated    Hot.
*-   Sprtn.-js fur tin: accommodation of jj-iicsLs-...
Rates $1.50 to $2 50 a day.   Baths 25 cents
each or flyc for $t. ' .SpecinlYntcs, to fumi-jc*
or liy tlie mu.itli l.ih be urraiiirc'l.   -  !-   "'     '' '���
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The Dining Room is furnished with the best the
-Market affords.
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;                (Capt. ltobt. Sanderson)
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wii.i, ia-.\- h--tvvi:k*t
Stopping   nt    Jj.vkue.vu,     Thomson's
Laniuxc: and Halcyon'Hot
Springs cluring tlie T   '
Season of 1895.'
This camp is at present in a very
satisfactory condition. It is especially
lively in the Washington basin and
around Cody and Sandon in fact,, the
Iasfc named place may fairly claim to
?be "booming."
The Nakusp & Slocan and the Kaslo
& Slocan railways, generally regarded
as rivals, have met at Sandon and have
already had several lively encounters
in the way of piilling up tracks and
knocking down warehouses, hut it is
exported the matters will shortly he
settled aud both mads kept busy hauling out ore arid bringing in machinery
and supplies.
Milling men, who me competent   to
judge say that ufc least. , lo.OOO   tons   of
ore will be shipped   from   the   Slocan
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this winter-. r. ,
Thri'e Forks, although practically
sidetracked by both railway?, still
possesses considerable vitality, and
perrnanent residents claim ,that there
is enough mineral on the Noith Fork
of Carpenter creek to ensure the permanency of their town.
The residents- of New Denver- are
wintering very quietly but are now
more confident' about the future of>
their town than at any period for two
years hack.' Properties on the' lake
shore are now being bonded or sold'
and several hundred promising dry
ore prospects near the lake are to he
opened up by assessment and development work next summer.
At the bend of the lake Hill Bros,
are cutting, sawing and piling some
very fine lumber, evidently preparing
for more lively times.
" Judge " Wilson presides at -"Rose-
hery and is pretty sure that Rosi^bery
will remain as now���the shipping' port
of, the Slocan lake.
Silver-ton'is, at 'present '���dead" but
may soon be alive again if there is
truth,in the ruiiior that' the JCaslo &
Slocan railway is to be extended and
will .touch   the   Slocan   lake   at   that
'poi'lk'    ' * -        n      ,    -.'.
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^On Four Mile creek eight men sire
working on the "Alpha," and Poph.im
"& Webb are about-to "ship .two- i��r-.
loads of higli" grade dry ore froms^the
" Fisherm'aideri " claim'. The "Uurrie,"
on the,," Galena Farm", bench below
Silver-ton, is now opened''up in good
shape and is 'for sale or bond.
The " Cnri-ie," at a depth of 65 feet,
shows eight feet' of concentrating
galena ore and being a crown-granted
property would be suitable for a company able to put up a concentrator.   ,
OnEight Mile creek, several fine
properties are, unfortunately,''lying
idle, the owners being either unable to
work them for want of means, or are
"waiting for semethtng to turn up."
The "Enterprise" group, on Ten
Mile creek, under bond to Mr. J. A.
Finch, is showing up well, therefore,
rt-is-ahnost certain the bond will be
taken.up and ore shipped before spring.
The "KalNpel" claim, also tin Ten
Mile creek, was recently sold for*$3,000,
cash down, to an American company
represented by Mr. L.-triltier, who
proposes to put/'in Siveral thousand
dollars worth nf'development'work
hoping to make it one of the big inines
of this camp. The ledge matter' on the.
surface is il feet across anil contains
scattered hi.riches of high grade ruby,
silver- ore.   ,
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Sam Whittaker, Tom Muhie.y and
.-.everal others are living at the south
end of the lake and report that duck
shooting iii the Slocan valley is good
as usual but that the deer are being
chaned south by the wolves.
On Springer creek," seventeen men
are working on claims located last, fall,
and 11 twelve ton shipment of dry 'ore
has been iiiade to the Pilot Bay smelter.
Five tons from the "Exchange 'Ir-fand
seven" tons from the "Howard
Fraction V claims. The''ore is expected
to average at least $150 per ton.
Mr.'H. P. Heacot'k, a general coti actor and mining man from ' Helena,
Montana, inspected , this distiict last
week and took away with him terins
of sale on tlie "Arlington," "Tamarack"
and "Currie" claims. ,-     "
The C.P.R. is quoting,' the rate of
$11 per ton on ore' from Roseber'y to
the Tacoma sriieltei. This, rate applies
to small .shipments and' will induce
many of the claim owners to make
ti-ial shipments next season.
It is reported here that Mr. Kellie,
M.P.P., will, at the next session of
the ^Provincial Legislature, endeavor
to have a clause inserted into the
wHl, it is hoped,
business  of   claim
The Fish Creek Camp���A New
for the N.E. Arm.
,' The winter weather lias cause.i a
general cessation of mining operations
in tlie Fish creek district, but work of
the past summer amply .demonstrates
tlie gre.it minora! possibilities of the
camp, iind^ with such showing"; as .*w-
inade.bv the (Jlengarrv, Sable creek
iind J-*o il crc-e.k properties, there is no,
doubt as to its future. ���    '
' Trails are badly wanted Iie-n. In
fact little can' be done ,until' trunk
tiails are constructed. Tint want
could lie supplied at a comparatively
small outlay on the part of the government, and it. is to he hoped that aa .
aderpiatu appropriation will be made
for this purpose. Those interested
hero feel I hat they'are not asking too
much, an no district in Weal Koot-
enny lias received >o little assistance
in this particular, as Fish' creeL*. 'Hie
prospects oi the camp will warrant
libernl expenditure - for roads and
trails. ,
IJesides   operations   ,00     its     well <
known   groups   of    claims,  ',31   ��� new
locations have, been made in this camp
during the season. r\
Tlie latest assay from the Agnes,
one of the claims of ' the. Si'tble, creek
group, gives lfi per cent, copper-, 91 oz.
silver, 'l J qzs. gold.    .    ,   '
The Menhiniok brothers are' construe! ing, a steam launch W.iich 'they,
intend operating between Arrowhead
and the various points on tlie northeast, ai in, next season. This will
ensure'a regular service, the lack of'
which has caused - considerable' inconvenience in the past.   ,   ,;   '
���   '     WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.' '     '   ,
''    ABKAHAMSON BKOS., Proj-kiistors.
; Rcvclstolso Wednesdays and Satur
at 7 11.111. -
Lonving Kakus-i Monday*! and Thursday-- at
First-class Table   ���
Telephone   ���
Good Beds   +   Fire-proof Safe
'Bus Meets all Trains.
BROS., Pitoi'iiii'-roHs.
Everything new and First-class in ail Respects.
Tho Houss is stocked with the Finest Wines and Cigars in tin Mdrket
The a.bo\ c d:iU"3 arc subject to change without notice.
Columbia & Kootenay ^_^
Steam Navigation Co.W
Hall's Landing",
��� -   Hot Springs,   ���
Nakusp, Three Forks
Nelson, and Slocan Points,
Kootenay Lake Points,
Trail  Creek, 'Rossland,
North port and Spokane
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���S1IOUMJ TAKE Till*���
l.fiivc- Win-vim! for KakilKp mid [Cnlwin, Monday s 1,nil Thiuvdays ut 7 ji.ni.
Ijl'Iivci. liuii'-un foi' Xnloisp, Wijj-vr.im and  Ciiti-
nillun   Pnullc   liailivay   jmint.',  (enst   and
wi"-t) on Tuesdays nnd I'Vldayii nt 0 11.111.
fViiinectKin is iniule at itohsoii  wit[1  C. & IC.
Ify fur- Xi'lson and with ntuiiiiicr " l.vttoii " for
Tiail Creek and Xortliiioi't.
"Landeiu & Slocan Prospects Wanted.
 Samples   tested from...
 1 Ib. to 1 ton in weight...
Vancouver, B.C.
All    Assuvs    mink-     in     I )ii|ilii"ilc.
0V*rtiifn-nlr'f-   foi'u'.'iidi'il   by   leturii.
S for 25c.
T &; B-Eti
For local time cniil ot the Coinpnny'H steamers oil ICootonay Mko apply to the"iJiirsor on
For full information 11s to tickets rates, etc.,
npply to T. Allan,   Secretary, Nelson.   H O.
Proposed .-cailiniv* from Montreal.
P.-.TtlPlAN       Nov.   9
Mongolian- '    "     10
Nakusp& Slocan Railway Company
.,      NOTICE.
'J_\ ' a plan, pr-ofik- .-1 rid book of reference of thi' brunch liin; of this l'aihvay
from Three Forks to Sandon, examined
and certified under-.section 125 of Lhe
Raihvaj Act of 1888, by the Deputy of
the Minister of Railwiiys arrd Canals,
on 11th December-,- 1S95, \y.-ts deposited
at the Land Registry Office at Victoria
orr the 20th d��v of December instant.
Victoria, B.C..    ,' Secretary.
'      December 20th, 1895.       ,'    37-4t
Nakusp & Slocan Railway Company
JLN a revised locatimi plan, profile
and book of reference of a portion of
the branch line of this Railway from
Three Forks to Sandon, examined and
certified nude'- section 130 of the Railway Act of 18S8 by t he Deputy of the
Minister of Railways and Canals on
the 12th December, IbfJa, was deposited
in tho Land Registry otticeat Victoria
orr Mm 2Lst December, inst.
Victoria, B.C., Set-ret.irv.
December 21st, 1SU5. Ml At.
Mineral Act that
entirely , ruin the
If the   members   of  our   Provincial
Government!willgiveMr. Kellie  their
liear'ty support and   secure  the  enactment of law'to   effectually stop claim
jumping they will earn the approbation
of   ninety-five   per   cent, of   the   free
miners of West'Ivootenay.   "'
-y.rr.lit' Slocan,.like,,many  other, camps
iri- this"* province,   contains   dozens   of.
promising claims which need, capital?
for-development, but men, with money
are dubious about   investing   in   any
camp' where claim jumping'flourishes'
and unscrupulous lawyers, grow fat.
The action taken by the authorities
to stop claiur jumping at Ros&land has
been heartily endor sed in the Slocan,
and it is hoped that the good work
may go on till we are all assured of
more justice and less law.
/���Patent Proce'sses.,'
Now that' the mining  industry   lias
revived and is getting on a satisfactory
his machine
the   " patent
of in
that,  is
process-"' man
Lying in the Northeast Arm of Upper
Arrow Lake. <���
A report was received late this after-
'noori, via Arrowhead, that the steamer
Arrow had been seen on the north
shore of the, Northeast'Arm lying partially submerged with bottom up. The
Arrow is a small screw steamer plying
on Upper Arrow Lake. She left Arrowhead Thursday afternoon with a
cargo whicli "-she discharged safely at
Thomson's Landing. No particulars
have been received but it is supposed
that she was endeavoring to put out.
into the lake again in the face of the
iierce gale which was blowing at the
time and was'capsized. Her-crew,consisted of two men���Capt. Vanderburgh
and an engineer-, who are supposed to
be drowned, as nothing has been heard
of them.
jeing heard of in many quartet's,' with
ing . to'.revolutionize the   mining   industry.   'This
machine lias many'forms,' sometimes it
is going to save an unheard of percentage of Hour and rusty   gold   from  tlie
placer deposits, 'sometimes it is  going
to smelt, rebellious ores for a�� dollar   a
ton, and sometimes'it is a   ������solution "
that  will   enable 'the   mill , man   tos
amalgamate raw sulphides und^avc 9S
per cent of their value:;  lb   is   always
something that is going to_  attain- the
'unattainable.      The    west    is   strewn1
with the wrecks of  .similar ,.machines,
furnaces and mills and those who have
pinned their faith to  them,
in metallurgy does not   come
way, it comes through small    improvements 011,known and   proved    devices, <
and gradual modifications of well tried
methods.    There seems to be, a certain
attraction   ' to   many    minds   in   the
mysterious, -and   anything    that      is
supposed to embody a *new   principle
in chemistry or mechanics and . is sure
to find .someone to put money   in   it.
'There are those who make, a   business
of exploiting patents.    Let, them prove
them, but managers and owners would
do well to,lot anything severely   alone
in the way of ore treatment   that,''has
not stood the. test for   years.'    Experimentation is very risky and-expensive.
���Miner and Electrician.'
in ' this
M a 1 ��� 1 r "0-*.\ .��� Oct.
V.\>*coi*v*i:k Nov*.
Laki: \\"ix.\*ti'i:c5 Nov.
Laki: Oxtahio,    "
(Jabin *"f.*i. ?Vi. ,?G<|. ?7(l, 8,0 and n-wards.
' Intorniediato "nIi): Ptccrcufp ?20.
"Pos-en^'or-; ticketed  tlirmiKli  to all  jjiirtt* of
O.et; I'rit'iiii and Ireland, and at siieciallj low
rat.'- tn ali ji.ii I*, of 1 lie I.iirngiij.in ci.ntincnl.
A|ijd\ K.ni.iKM ���>U\iiiis!,i|>or:.iilivaynf<cnt,to
I. T. B*S.3W'ST*SIt. Agent, Revclstcbe.
or tn  Hm-i k-t  ICi.ms,  Gun.   I /i��,scnj,'ci' A get .
Private Bill Notice.
JJM     application will be  tirade  to   the
Legislative Assembly of  the   Province
of British Columbia at its next session
for an act to   incorporate   a   company
for the purpose of constructing,  oper-
atinu* and working deep tunnels, drifts,
or shafts for the purpose of   exploring-
for,   discovering,    working,    getting,
acquiring    am1    recovering   minerals
situate in blind veins,   ledges or- lodes
in the Districts of East and west Kootenay, Ya.le and Cariboo, in   the   Provr
jirce of British Columbia, and for-entering upon and acquiring lands for  such
purposes, and for   collecting   tolls   for
the use of such tunnels or workings by
any other  persons   or   companies   engaged in mining and for acquiring such
water- powers or privileges as' may   lie
nece��i��ary    or    convenient -  therefor, j
together with  such   other   powers   or 1
rrriv ileges., rights or incidents,  as may j
lie  necessary    for   or    incidental     (.r ���
conducive to   the   attainment   of   the
foregoing   objects  or arrv oj  l.heu-,
37-Gt Applicant.
Christmas Tree. Entertainments.   >
The annual Christmas Troe Entertainment at the Methodist church
attracted an audience suflicient to
crowd that edifice Tuesday evening.
R. ��. Wilson was tlie ".Santa Clans''
of the occasion and old and voting
participated iu the distribution of
gifts. The balance of the programme
was made up of music, readings and
recitations, and proved very acceptable to the audience.
A'similar entertainment will be
given in the Presbyterian (.hurch New-
Year's night.
First Snow Blockade of the Season.
A snow blockade, which resulted in
disarranging the Christ 111.is programme
of several travellers, occurred at Lloss
Peak���ol miles east of Jleveistnlce���
on Monday and caused the first delay
of the season on the main line. The
slid�� occurred Miinetinie after the
passing of No. 2, from the west, Mon
day and a largo force of men were
immediately put to work to clear the
obstruction. The p.i.s-iengeis on Monday and Tuesday's trains, which weits
held ..t (il.icier, wcic mad-'- as comfortable as possible at tiie Glacier
until Wedrifad iy nioiMiing, by
time the track had Ik-c;) cleared
regular traiiic icsumcd.
Premier Greenway Presents the Prairie
Province With a Genera] Election.
Premier Green way's Christinas   box
to tlie people of-Manitoba is a general
election and, while   it    caused - general
surprise,  it   did    not   give    universal
satisfaction to the people of the prairfc
province.    This is especially   the   case
with the adherents of tiie conservative
opposition who are ill prepared for   an
appeal   to, the   country.      The    nominations will be  held on   January    Sth
and the voting takes place on the 15th.
The writs lire returnable on   the   23id
and the legislature is called t o assemble,
for the despatch   of   business   nn    tlie
2 lib.    This is pretly quick work,   but
tlie    business    interests.      which v  are
always more or less  disturbed    by   a
general election, will be thankful  'that
the inevitable excitement will be of so
short   duration.    The   people   will   be
again   asked   to   pronounce   upon   the
school question and in his    address   to
the electors Premier   Greenway   gives
the   keynote   of    tlie   campaign.     He
says:  '"The uifn-icing attitude assumed
by   the   Dominion   government    witli
reference to the educ.iti.'mal legis'.-ition
of the province has in tde it    neces.sarv
to take the sense of (h<j   electors   upon
the question thus forced upon thorn."'
rt is a matter for regi et that this
whole question of educ.uiun in
Manitoba was not settled without all
this strife and .ici-inrmy. No doubt
this ciiuhi ii.'ivi been (iune and the.
whole affair amicably .settled bad there
been more stat eMnon and fever
"politiciaps'" in public life in both
Provincial and Dominion aflairs���
politicians who do ijm he-sit,ite i->
tne prejudice'-" of one and the.
passions of another -s-r-ct 0.1 of the
electors for the purpose of ^ai-iing j,
party .idvantntM-.
House    appeal t
id i
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mxxaoBmn hm iir-iMwwranfc
���   CHAPTER Xy^
Now, all this time,' while the"~tragi'
'.mcdy of life was being'played iu these
suburban villas, while on a' commonplace
stage love Hnd humor and fears aud lights
and shadows were bo swiftly succeeding
one another, aud while these three families,
driited together by fate, weie shaping one
another's desliniee aud working out in their
own fashion the strange, intricate ends of
' human li'e, there were human eyes which
watched over every stage of tho performance, ind- which wero keenly critical of
every ac',or on it. Across the road, beyond
the green palings and the close-cropped
lawn', behind the curtains of their creeper-
framed windows, sat the two old ladies,
.Mies bertha and Miss Monica Williams,
looking out as from a private box at all
that wns being enacted before thorn, The
growing friendship of the three families,
the engagement-of Harold Denver with
Clara Walker, the engagement; of ^Charles
Westma'coct with her sister, the dangerous
fascination which the widow exercised over
the doctor, the preposterous behavior of
the Walker girls, and the' unhappineas
which they had caused their father, not
one of these iuciuents'eBcaped the notice of
t.ie two maiden ladies. Bertha, the
younger, had ' a Bmile or ft sigh for the
lovers ; Mouic.i, the elder, a frown or a'
shrug for the elders. Every night they
. talked over what they had seen, and' their
own dull, uneventful life took 'a warmth
and a coloring from-their neighbors' as a
blank wall reflects a beacon lire. o
And now it was destined that 'they
should experience the one keen sensation
of their later years,'the one memorable
incident from which all tuture incidents
should bo dated. i.
It was on tho very night which succeeded
tho events which have just b'een;uarruted,
' when suddenly'into Monica Williams' head,
as she tossed upon  her sleepless bod,there
shot a thought which made, her sit up with
athrill and a gasp.
'"Bertha,"   said ,she,   plucking   at    the
,   shoulder of her sister, "I have left the front
window open." -
"No, Monica, surely not."'Bertha sat up
also aud thrilled in sympathy.
'"lam sure of it.    You remember'1 had
forgotten   to water  the'pots,   and   then I
opened   the   window, and Jane called  me
, about the jam.and I have never been in the
room since." ���
"Good gracious, Monica, it is a mercy
that we have not boen murdered iu out-
beds I There was a house broken into at
Forest Hill last week. Shall we go down
and shut it?" '    <��� "
"1 dare not go down alone, dear ; bi>.i if
you   will   come   with'me.    Put'.on   your
' slippers   and, dressing-gown.     We do uot
need a candle.    Now, Bertha, we will go
down together."
���> Two little white patches moved vaguely
through the darkness, the stairs creakO'd,
the door whined, and ,they were at the
front-room window. Monica closed n
gently down aud fastened the snib.  .
"What a beautiful moon !"' said she,
looking out. "We can see as clearly as it
it were day. How peaceful and quiet the
three homou are over yonder I It seems
q-uite sad to see that -To Let' card upon
number one. 1 wonder how number two
will line-tlieir going! For my part, I could
better bpute that, dreadful woman at]
number three, with her thortskirts and her
suake. But, *oh, Bertha, look ! look \ !
look ! I !" Her voice had fallen suddenly
to a quivering whisper, and..-he was pointing to tlie Westmacott's house. Her sister
gave a casp of horror and 6tood with a
clutch oil Monica's ami, staring in the
same direction.
" Good heavens I" gasped Bertha. "It is
a burglar I"
But her sister set her mouth grimly and
shook her head. " We shall see," sne
whispered. " It may be something worse."
Swiftly and furtively trie man stood
suddenly erect 'and uecau to pusn the
window slowly up. Then he put one knee
upon the sash, gh.uced around to see that
all was safeand climbed over incc the room.
As he did so he had to push the blind a-irie.
Then tiie two spectators , saw where tne
light came from. Mrs. Westmacott was
standing as rigid as a statue, in the centre
of the loom, wnh the lighted taper in net
right hand. For au instant they cauch'.'a j
ghmpie of Iter -stern face and her winter ]
collar. Tlien the blind fell back in position,
and trie two figures disappeared from their
"Oh .that dreadful woman!'" cried
Monica. " That dreadfui, drtadrul,woman .'
Sot una waning for him. You saw it with
your own eyes, sister lierthi !"
"Hush, dear ; hush and listen ;'" said tier
mou- etin.rit.ible companion. Tney pitched
their own window iipoucemore ami watched
from benirnl the curtains.
For a lout: u..i- .ill was  Mienl within the
house.     Tl.t. liL'ht still Blood inouonie-.-i,  a"-
tuoi-j'u Mr*. Wctm.icort   leniiiried timidly
in   tiie   one   position, whin   ironi  rime   to
time a snadi.v. passed in rront of ir '.o i-how
tnat    in r   m'linight vi-ttor   wrt- -noun,' up
aim douri in front of her.    Once   i'uey s-iw
)ih outline oWt'y,  -with   his   hamls   out-j
-jtreiciied,    a-    if    in appeal    or   iii'ieat}.!
Then Kiiiliit-nly   there  wan a dull -oumi, a !
cry.  tne noi-e   of   a fall,   i be   taper    was!
exiluguisn'-d and  a   dark figure lied   in me j
moonlight,   ruTKiI  acros-.   trie crord'-rj   and!
vanished amid the "hni'.sa , the further .-"de.
Then  only did  ihciKoold  limes understand    mat   they had looked, on   while   a
tragedy nad oepn enacted.    "Help ' '   they
cried,and "Help '" in Their lugs, thin voices
timidly at   firci,    but gathering volume   af-
theyvient   on,  until Thi   \\ llderrie*". rang
out with tneir "hriek".    Lights "hone in all
the windows opposite, chains   rattled,   inus
were un-'bo', <iooru opened and out  ru-diod
friendf, to rhe rescue.   Harold, with a fttick,
tne Admiral, wifi nia 'lunrd, hie gray head
and bare f < ct protruding from either end of
a l"ng nrov.n   uleter ; finally  Dr.   Walker,,
with  a   pnki/r,   ali   ran  to the help of   Hie
VVtstmacoltii.    Tneir door h*'! been already
ipetied.'.ad they crowned tiimultnou -ly :nto
.he from room. .
Charles Westmacott, white to nil lips,
-ens kii'-r.hnc! on th'* Hoor, support ing hid
Ltinr'h head upon his kneo. Siie lay out-
���iretciu-d, dies'-ed in her ordinary clothed,
the cxtinsuiihorl uiper elill grasped in hi>r
hand, i,o_Ti*n:k or wound upon her���P"!e,
Mia en! and ���' 'i "ie"*-. I i
said Charles, looking up.  "Do tell me how
bhe is and wnat I should do."
Dr. Walker knelt beside her, and passed
his left hand over her head,while iie grasp-
ed her pulso with the right.
"She has,had a terrible blow," said he.
"It must have been with some blunt
weapon. .Here is the place behind the ear.
But she is a woman of extraordinary physical powers. Her,pulse is full and slow.
There is no sterlor. It is my belief that
she is merely stur.ued, and that she is in
no danger ot all."
'�� Thank God for that !''
" We must get her to bed. We shall
carry her upstairs, aud then I shall send
my girls into her.  But who has done this!"
" Some robber," "said Ctiarles. " You
see that thu window is open. She must
have heard liim and como down, for she
was always perfectly fearless. 1 wish to
goodness etio had called me."
" But she was dressed." ' ,
" Sometimes she sits up very late."
"1 did Bit up very late,",said a voice.
Sho had opened her eyes and was blinking
at them m the lu-iplight. "A villain
came in through, tne window aud struck
me,with a life-preserver. You can tell the
police so when, they come. Also that he
was a little fat 'man. Now, Chailes, give
me your arm and I shall'go upstairs." ',
But her spirit was greater than her
strength, for as she staggered to her feet
her head swam around, and she would have
fallen again had her nephew not thrown'
his arms around hor. They carried her
upstairs umong them and laid her upon
the bed, where the doctor watched beside
hor, while Charles wont off to the police'
station and the Delivers mounted guard
over the frightened maids.
Day had broken before the several denizens of The Wilderness had all returned to
their homes, the police finished their inquiries, and all come buclt to its normal
quiet. Mrs. Westmacott had been left
sleeping peacefully with a small chloral
dm ught lo sceady her nerves, and a handkerchief soaked in airiica bound round her
bead. It was with borne surprise, therefore, that the Admiral received a note from
her about 10 o'clock asking him to be good
enough to step in to her. He hurried in,*
rearing that she might have taken borne
turn for the worse,but he was reassured to
find her sitting up in her bed,0wiih Clara
and Ida Walker in attendance upon her.
She had removed the handkerchief and had
put on a little cap with pink ribbons and a
marcon dressing-jacket daintily lulled at
the neck and sleeves.      >
" My dear friend," said she.as he eutei-
ed, " I wish unmake, a last few remarks
to you. No, no," she continued, laughing
as she saw a look of dismay upoii his face.
" I shall nor. dream of, living for at least
another thirty yeare. A woman should.be
ashamed lo die before she is' seventy. 1
wish, Clara,' that you would ask your
father to step up. And you, Ida, just pass
me my cigaiettes, and open meia bottle of
stout." -" ,'   ' ��. '
" Now, then," she continued, as'the
doctor joined the party. " I don't quite
know what I ought to say to you, Admiral.
You want some very plain speaking to."
" Pou my word, ma'am, I don't know
what you are talking about."
" The idea of you at your age talking
about going to sea,' and leaving that dear,
patient little wife of yours at'home, wno
has seen nothing of you ail her life ? It's
ail very well for you. You have the life,
the change and tho excitement, but you
don't think of her eating her iieart outj'u
a dreary London lodging. You men are
all the same."' <
" Well, ma'am, since you know so much,
you probably' know also that I have sold
my pension.-' How am I to live if I do uot
turu my mind to work ?"
Mrs. -Westmacott produced a large
registered 'envelope from beneath tne
i-heets and to==ed it over to the old .seaman.
���' That excuse won't do.   Tnere are'your
pension papers.   .Ju=t see if they are right."
He broke tne sea.1 and out tumbled  the
very papers wn-.cn   he  had made  over to
MeAdim two diy�� before.
" But what <un I to do with these now?"
he crieo, iti t.ewilderment.
' " Ycr. wiil put mem in a safe place, or
get a inend to do eo, and, if you do your
duty, you wi'.l go to your wife and beg her
pardon for !i..'ini! even for an instant
tnoiict t ot leaving ner." ���
Tne Admiral passed ,hw hand over hi" 1
rugged foier.ead. " This is very zood o: j
you, ma am," paid he, " very good and j
kind, and I knowyOu are a stauncn friend. [
but for all tnat, these papers mean money, j
and, tnuusi. we may Hive neen in broken j
water lately, we are j.ot quite m /.Hen I
.-trails as to nave to ?:g*ta! to our fnendp. j
\\ 'len we no, mi'j.m, mere's no one w
woaid look t'-. sooner iiiad to you."
" Do'-'t  be ri'iicuiuus," "aid the  widow.
'-.ow   nothing   what-iver   about   it
I--  Ced.   you are con.c,    r.'oiJr.r.
and yet you itaud inert: l-yini" down thi j
Isv.*. I'b nave my 'aav* in rue mftter, and j
jou sti*!l tint Uim paper)., tor it ip no r..vor j
that I am dirng yuu, but simply a restorA- j
turn of ��toi��n uroper'.y." I
" How''   I ha', ini'm*.""" I
" I on just L'"lng to e> plain, 'hough y*u I
in.elit taKfi. a l.uly'n v. or'l tor it without,
iisKiug any qiieflion'1. Nov, nha* I am I
t'lnia io >iy l" *u.*t helW"f-:i you foi.r, ind ,
mu-t go no "urln.ir. I nave my own lennoi.s j
for wi-mtiL' to ke.-p i' from ti.o police. '
Wri'.tn ilo j o.i th;nK it win who eirin.k me :
Ifti-t ri'L'n:, Admiral '' ' . j
" "-onie VH..III1, rna'am. I don't ki.ovnn ;
���*l;ut 1 do.     It  was iup   mmi; man   wno ,
ruined or tried   to rum   your son.     I*   was
my on'.y iirotner, Jerfn.ian."
"An!' i
" I   will tell yo-i atmiit him���or  a little '
ariout   Inm, for he his   lone tnu;ri wuch   I '
would not, cure to talk  of nor yon to   linen
to.     He    win   xlv/.ys   a   vill-.nr,    smoo'n-
'pokeii and pi.ius:'i.!e,l,ut a dnngei ou-- ���dth'.le "
villain  all   the "iirne.     If  \   had some hard
thoughts about, minkind  I   can 'ri.ee thern '
hiii'k to the oh'ldhood wluo'n   I   spcr.t v. ith
my broiherl     ITf; i" my only living relative,
tor- my olnor bro'her, Charles's father, \v,u
killed in tne fnilian mutiny.
"Our fat'ier wm rien. and   -rnen ne diod '
he mane a good provi-iou both tor .)i r^m.aii
and f'.r   me.    Ife knew .Jercmiih, (iiid  (is
mu.lrinted  him,   however  ;   io   in-jt".trl ot !
giving  him  all  th,.t, he had  meant him tn ;
have, he handed ine over n piart of it, telling   me, with   what, wb   ahnrisf his   dyin-j
br.-alh   to hold it   in triiRt for my hrothrr,
and   to use it in  his behalf wii"n he niioitld
have Hquinilerc'l   or lost,  all \\i\l iu- had.
This arrangement was meanl to lie a *-e-'rct
h'.t.v,pen iny  father and  loyfelt, ,1mt  i.nfor-
i.in itt ly Ins   word" were ovc i bi'iu'd   by trie
uir-'j,  nid stie repeated them nft'rv ird  to
my Dioturr, ho that-he carnii lo ktidw -liat
1 held some money in trust for him. I
suppose tobacco will not harm my head,
doctor t Thank you ; then I shall trouble
you for the matches, Ida." She lighted a
cigarette and leaned back upon the pillow,
with' the blue wreaths curling from her
"I cannot tel! you how often he has
attempted to get that money from me. He
has bullied,' cajoled, threatened, coaxed,
done all that a man could do. I'still
held it., with the presentiment that a
need for- it would come. When I heard
of this villainous bueitiess, his flight, and
his leaving his partner to faco the storm,
above all, that my old friend had been
driven to surrender his pension in order to
make up for my brother's defalcations, 1
felt- that now indeed I had a need for it.
I sent Charles yesterday to Mr. McAda.m,
and his client, upon hearing the, facts of
the case, very graciously consented to give
back the papers and to take the money
which he had advanced. Not a word of
thanks to me, Admiral. I toll you that ir,
was very cheap benevolence, for it was all
done with his own money, and how could I
use it butler? , ,,
"I thoiiL'lit that I should probably hear
from him soon, and I did. Lust evening
there was,.handed in a note of the usual
whining, cringing tone.' He had come
buck from abroad at the risk of his life
ami liberty, just in order that he might
say good-by to the only sister ho over
had, and to entreat my forgiveness for
any pain which he had caused mo." He
would never trouble me again, and he
bogged only that 'I would hand -over to
him the sum which I held iu trust for him.
That, with what he had already, would be
cuough lo start him as an honest man in thu
new world, when ho would ever remember
and pray for the dear sister who had been
his savior. That w��s the style of the letter,
and it ended by imploring me to leave the
window-latch open, and to be in tho front
room at three in the morning, when he
would come to receive my last kiss and bid
me1 farewell.      , '   ���
"Bad as he was. BI could'not when he
trusted me,' betray him. I said nothing,
but 1 was there at the hour. He entered
through the window, and implored me to(
give him the money, HS was terriblv
changed, gaunt, wolfish, and spoke like a
madman. I told turn that I had spent,the
money. He gnashed his teeth at me, and
swore it^was his money. I told him that I
hud spent it on him. He asked me how. I
said in trying to make hi.-n an ' honest man
'and iu repairing'the results of his villainy.
i!e shrieked out a curse, and pulling some-
thingout of thebroastof his coat���a loaded
stick, I think���he struck me with it, and I
remembered nothing more." .     '  ' '
" The blackguard !" cried- tho doctor ;
" but the police must be hot upon his
track." '   ,     '
" I fancy not,"' Mis. Westmacott answered, calmly. " As my brother is a
particularly tall, thin niau, and as the
police are looking for a short, fat one, I do
not think it is very prohable'that they will
catch him. ' It is best, I think, that these'
little tamily matlora should be adjusted in
private." ., ,      , ,   '
"My dear'ma'am,'.!<6aid the Admiral, "if
it, is indeed this man's money that has
brought buck my pension, then I can have
no scrupie about takings it.' You have
brought sunshine upon us, ma'am when, the
clouds were at their"darl;est,for here is my
boy who insists upon returning the money
which 1 got. , He can keep it now to pay
his debts. For what you mvve done I can
only ask God to bless you, ma'am, and as
lo thanking you, I can't even"���
" Then pray don't-try" said the widow.
" Now run away. Admiral, aud make
your peace with Mrs, Denver. I am sure
if i \\ere she it would be along time before I should lorgive you. As for me, I
am going to America when Charley goes.
You will take me so far won't you, Ida?
Tnere is a colleae being built in Denver
wnicii is lo equip the womau of the future for the struggle of life,'and especially for her battle against man. Some
months ago'the committee offered me a
responsible situation upon the statr, and I
have decided now to accept it, for Charles'
marriage removes the last tie which binds
me to England. Y'ou will wriie to'me
-ometimee, my friends, and you will
address your letters to Professor Westmacott, Emancipation College) Denver. From
there I shall watch how the glorious
ttruugie goes in conservative old England,
ami ir I tm needed, you will find me here
again righting in the forefront of the fray.
Good-by���hue not you, girls j I have still
a word I wieh to say  to you.-',
"Give me your hand, Ida,'and yours,
Clara," saiii sne, whtn they were alone.
'-Oh, you naughty little pulses, aren't you
ashamed to look me in the face? Did you
mink ��� did you really think that 1 was so^
very blind, and could not see your httls
plot ! Y'ou did it very well, I must tay
Lr.at, and really I think tliat I like you
belter as you a.re. But you had all your
pains tor nothing, you little conspirators,
for 1 give you my word that I Had quite
made up my mmd not to nave him."
And so   wicnin a   few   weeks our   little
ladies from their observatory saw a mighty i
Imslle'Tn Trie WiUierner-p, when   two-horse
carr.atfes came, and coaenmen with favors, |
to bear A way the twos who   were iiiestined j
to oome back one.    And they   themselves, j
in their craonling silk dresses, went across, j
B.-3   invit^il,    ro    the   big   double-wedding j
breakfnM, which was hi id in  toe house   or ,
Dr.    Walker.    Tncn    mere     war   ncalth- j
orinkina,  and  taugnier,   and   changing  ol ,
dri'i"ies,     and     ri'-yi-'-hrott ing    wimn    'tlie |
enri'i.i!?<���"���   drove  up   again,  full two   m-ore'i
ooiirilci hi<u*0'1 on 'na- journey wnich ends
only wi>1. b;�� itceif.
The Showman's fihosL
���   CHAPTER. I.
The blue-faced TaBmanian Devil slumber-
d peacefully ; the great aboriginal ape of
the Andes pursued the aboriginal flea ; the
fretful porcupine, like a' literary man out
of harness, had laid down his quills, and
dozed at ease ; the lordly lion yawned lazily,
mindful, possibly, in the sultry heat, of the
African desert in which he roamed in in-
eant days ; tho polar bear alone was disquieted, aud he went up and down in his
den like a professional walker against time'
It was nearly noon on a roasting, English
summer day, rind Mr. Solomon Vurlcy'a
unrivalled peripatetic zoological exhibition
was pitched upon an English village green.
The village was the centre of a'scattered
group of sleepy little places, and Solomon
had done fairly good burliness yesterday,
aud looked to-day for better business still,
Ou the morrow he aud his unrivalled exhibition would bo away again,in search of
'resli haltiug-jdaces and a public new.
Solomon sate with his wife anil daughter
in a houso on wheels, Tho Iioubc , was
painted a golden yellow, and the panels on
its walls were picked out in red. It had
auowy muslin curtains to its little windows,
aud the brass knocker on the door glistened
like gold. Within, everything was snug
and iu miniature, aB in a state-room aboard
ship. At any breath of air tho canvas roof
of the show made a flapping noise like a
sail, and kept up the aboard-e'hip illusion.
Solomon himseli was nautical m aspect,
being brown of complexion, through nine'
contact wiih all sorts of weather.uud attired
in a suit of blue pilot cloib and a low black
shiny hat of seagoing pattern. 'Mrs.
Solomon, whose name was5 Sarah, was also
of a nautical'pattern,''looking generally
cleared for action,in a dress which displayed
her shapely' ankles and her plump brown
arms. This drebs was cut away a Utile
below the neck, showing something very
like .a shirl-front, from which rose am
undeniable staud'Up collar, surrounded by
a red scarf tied in a sailor's'knot. - Her hat
was identical in pattern''with Solomon''-,
but was worn rakishly at the back of hor
head, where it rested ou a coil of tidy black
hair, giving its wearer a clear look-out
aloft.      . . '.''"'.
"This is abont as 'ot as they^ make 'cm',
ain't it; musis ?" duid Solomon, alluding to
the weather, and blowing an idle, cloud.
His voice was a tulle hoarse with constant
open-air oralory.     > ' '
"I hope Jim's a-keeping Jack pretty
cool," said Mrs. Solomon Valley.
"Ah I" said Solomon, rubbing his pilot-
cloth knees with Ins brown hands ; and
then; rii-ingslowly. "I'll take a look round,
missis."   ' '        ��� ,
Jim was one of the human staff.and Jack
wus the polar bear. Jack was apt to grow
delicate in hot weather, aiid it was Jim's
business to douche him. Solomon took the
promised look round, and watched Jim as
he splashed the grizzly Jack. 'J3
"That's right, Jim," said Solomon, "keep
him cool. This weather tells on him, poor
ereetur."    , '
"Ah'l"said Jim,with an air half-mournful,
half-resentful. "J don't find " nobody to
dowk me, master. ��� A cove gets dry inside
an' out on a day like this.''
"Tneer's a spot or two o' mysture iu tiie
bucket yet,"' returned Solomon ; and Jim,,
'whose predilection, ran in favour of other
1"     ""
'.tv-ic-rn  part of   Tecae,
raiiininun   in
vyl.cie r.e ,",<)  /. <��� SWrel itl'.k-   Wl.-.     uje   tin
imo n.os   {)' p'..:.i.r fier-ion- in .-.l! mat v, *'e.
r< ,r in.li'  'tit-y -eo'lr.tle, hut fiorn ;sme
���i.e tn-'J- *��� c '.olid a ir ine ,paper"  tr-M
rr- in I>river, win n
io '
Iti*r"   .a a .OO1' '
igh'y ti-'irii'-'ri.ou* are r.ein.' roriyed wnlcn
uil. out,- diy
tl.eir      Kill'",
alt i     i\ ������   n'
aim    Gia-a
w oerc fir. V'.u
to tr.e   C'uairi' "���
and tne en-rsy
parme- 'Lad
���ru.gi.*"'* norrniiant   w* upo.i !
Tne  Adriiirm and   rus   v. i:n,
ri'!:ii't--r   one,   wr.i.e   ffaro'd '
ii.ivy     take;,     uurnia-r     two, |
r,u..<:r i/,:i-'miw to rr=ide.    A" I
n rsco.'!>*r,ic".e<i ,
tun  '-.tj'l.iy of :he junior >
on made up lor ali me iii j
mat bad ,'neeri d.jne'f>> nir ->eqior. Yf.\
with tiiB-nFi'tiiiit r' fined home atmo"pnero j
i,c h hop to realize r.ia wi"b, and to keep I
him-'e!'" fr-eifrom *.l,e ���'ordid aim" arid ow* "
wrtbrrion wr.icn drat'do-wn the n.un wnoi's
hiji.niei'P nM' too exciii-'iv^Jy in tne money ,
marker or th'; w-w liib/lon. An ne goes I
uack every ever.ing from l r.e orowdf or"!
'I nrogmorton -stre-st to the 'r'��- lincl peace- I
f'ii ovcn.ies of rsorv./.ol, ��o he na*- round it j
po*"ub"��i, in spirit iNo to do nip dntie-' uo:d [
tne urn'-l of trio cry, and yet to live bev.ri'i J
it. !
[Til.". K-'IX]
The tv-it ru'ei to ronn a young iim are
to ta'k lii'I. , 'ohoar inuui, to reflect atone
upon wnat b-i-' p'lsicd in company, t"
(listrii'-t or-i '-i (iln opinion-', And vnl'ie
otli<rj that ib i" i vc it.���Sir W. 'Ic'iiph'.
iquids, growled, and splashed Jack with
lavage" energy. 'IWell,'" said'Salomon, who
in Mrs. Vaney'sabsence wasalways inclined
to be sympathetic with the thirsty, 'it is a
brihn' day. Theer's' a tanner for you.
Don't make a'beast o' yourself.'
Jim,the tigiit-iroiisered and loose-shirted
dexterously caught ,the coin, spat upon it,
pocketed it, jerked out a ���Thauiiy.maater,"
and "took up his buckets, but lingered.
"See the bloke in the stror 'at,'ere again
yesterday, master ?" he inquired, with a
transparent preience of having asked the
question casually.
Solomon nodded. ,    _
"Uncommon fond o' wild beasts he,is,
ain'r, he, musier ?"
Solomon nodded again.
" What's he arter?" inquired Jim, dropping the buckets ou the sawdusted turr.
" What's he mean by coniin' prowliu'
around wherever we pitches ? What's rus
little game? Coine now.master, oui with it.
What's his little game ?''
!.'"Jairies," said Solomon, "I worn't born
yesterday, u6r yet my missis. We know
what's what, if "you'll allow us.. I've seen
coves in all f-orts of 'ats in my time���white
'ats and stovepipe '"ats as well as stior 'ats
toolj the same way tor a day or two, an'
what's it come lo? I knowed a feller attached toa wild Least establishment once,"
said Solomon, with a look of undefined
humour beiore which James hung his head,
"as was took the same way. But be 'an
the t'ood sense to hold his jor about it, an'
smother his secret m his own buzzuni.
Tnat's what he had tho good sense to do,
.lames."    , "...
James sullenly, and with an air 'of discomfiture, took up ins buckets, and made
aa if he would l elite ; but, dropping them
once more, ne turned, blushing confu=ed!y.
"I're'ap"," he said, "liwt party got ui-c I
to Kcepin' a pretty sharp look-out, ami
pre'api] liow-uinmever ins feelim- is despised, he'll l'o on a-keepm' oi it.'
\\ lib lhn.1 Pariniiiii shot James retired,
bearing his buckets with him,and .Solomon
le "inely wi.lkmg round the ustabhsrinieiit,
took u. look at Ins |)i opcrties.
*'M ay he Jrm'-s rrghl," he said when he hud
(ompleted the circuit. Balancing himself
or. one foot he lined trie other and knocked
tne ash'-i from bis pipe, tapping trently and
ihougntiully on the sole. 'Maybe Jim's
ru'bl. I'll tell tne misi-is to keep her
���^earner eye open,'
He Ptrolk'fi l.u'k to the housu on wheels,
consulting a 'U watch by ihe  way.
"Time, imstH, time," he said, standing on
the lower-; ytyp of the ladder and looking
thronaii the door. "Wrieer are you ott to,
Mr. Virhy's daughter bore the iiarne of
V.rs-inlo, indillerfcnlly i-borc-ned to \"ergie
or .)<rinie, nccor-iing to lant-y. She hud
njojed trie a-ivaninge of a linisinng school
''inl was v( ry ���'ny and jirelty. .Mic was any
*\nu wnh'tier parents, to whoso waii'jerir.g
r.iitue nbe riad reiurned a year before with
ner pretty ti-ad ntuffiyj wim the lifclurc
rorrjiiric-i of 'be feminine writern of thin
favoured age.
"f an going into "he. viliago lo buy some
ftori-i silK," -"-.id Virgie, bhiBhmg, as she
r.eirly rvlwayn did when spoken lo.
"All right, rny d'rliri'," said Solomon,
pn.'tmg lierch.ek with his big hrown fingers
im "he came down the steps. "Uon't'wolk
too (ant.     Ii'ii   a   roaster    to-day.     Time,
tlllNHIM. "
(TO OF. ro.VTI.NTKI>.)
Some IiiKlraelire I'aelH ISroiisiil Out nt
a Keceiit Meetlu;: or Hie LnbourcrV
Lrarsur. ,
At the recent meeting oi the Rural Labourers' League in1' London, England, some
instructive facts' were elucidated! Mr.Jesse
Collings, M.P., who has devoted his life to
improving, the condition of the working
classes, and more especially of that of the
agricultural'labourers, is the president of
the League. The Marquis of Lansdowne���
a member of the''Cabinet���presided, and
thero were many M.P.'s and other persons
of note present. He explained thut rhe
object of the League is to establish a close
connection between the labourers" and the
laud, with respect to renting'or owning it.
It appears that ihe total number of persons
in England and Scotland holding allotments
of a quarter of an acre or more exceeds
200,000. This means apart from the dwell
ing and its appurtenant land. Tho goneral
opinion in rural districts appears to be that
if a man follows somd steady, avocation ho
cannot do justice to more than one-quarter
of an ucio of laud in his spare time ; but
that this, if properly utilized results in,a
notable addition to tho modest incomes of
farm laborers, besides keeping them out of-
possible mischief. .' n
There has been a' great discussion upon
Iho subject of small farms, with the r. suit
that the leading authorities agree that
-' ii'
in some branches ot tunning, and also in
market-gardening, it pays; but that in
other cases large forms are the best. There
is uo hard-and-fast rule.' Tho County
Councils have tho legal power to buy laud
where landlords are willing to sell, and
then either to'resoll the same in lessor lots
"n or to,let it in small holdings. One great
difficulty in the latter case is the'cost of
putting up extra tarm buildings; this is
the stumbling block with great landowners
anxious to benefit workingmen, for ufler
���-oiug to that cost���if things go wrong���
their ouilay niay be wasted. Tno Marquis,
a3 a member of the Cabinet, spoke guard-
a"?!", but his reference to' the Government
advances ,tc Irii-h" i.emints !o uri'nijp i i.e. i .
!o ptuoiiMn their fun-is'���a sahum.i uinop- j
uratsd ,hy tiif Co'ueiVatrvea -(ivi.li-i,.tly I
pot, I'- to the likollh.'i'-d lliAl^mnt t-ndi-h - j
���jtii wr:I *-'.��� -..ad" .ii:, ' inuiar' direction loi'l
she henuti' <-; I'l. ;il".n tenants ami s'^i-i i
"-I'liifi't. vlTi-i' : ;a:u if;!i>-',.3'-j ,--_'-- ��� '���'-
(jiv,.' IJ:".;s^Sf '.r o-'i'-ei nod. is r.hal in Eng
I una tlieio v no unavov:.'. o;yu.ni"i.tiyij���
as m Ireland���-to pi-iicucally prev-ut ike
lani-o wrier from selling at the fullvu'iuc.
In law-abiding England rented land will
fetch 25 years' purchase, but in Ireland-
owing to insecurity���only 17 years, and
practically Government is the only buyer.
Butt, the first Home Rule leader, before
the era of' lawlessness, estimated Irish
land at 22 i years' purchase ; so since his
valuation it has diminished one-fourth in
number of years, and also about one-^
fourth in actual rent. If Home Rule-had
been granted both would have falleu still
further. But in exceptional cases���with
small holdings iu Englaud���tho Government could safely imitate what has been
Tho Marquis pointed out that since 1SS1
��10,000,000, has oeen advanced ��� to the
Irish farmers to enuble them to buy
their farms, and that the total arrears only
amount to ��7,000. The following instance
illustrates what can be done : lu 18SS Sir
Robert Edgcumbe bought 'a farm of 343
acres in Dorsetshire for ��."j,0o0. ,We then
outlaid an additional sum oi '��1,002 in
improvements, making the totui outlay
��6,142. lie cut it up into twenty-five
holdings, rauging in size from two io thirty-
three acres, aud oli'ered them for sale, the,
purchasers to pay oiie-tenilrdowu in cash,
and the balance with interest by nine
instalments. To,the general Surprise all
the lots were immedia'.uiy purchased, eight
of the buyors being agricultural labourers ;'
aud now out of the ��6,142 there'is only a
balance'of ��500 owing. Under theoldstate
of things there were���including the farmer
���only four families employed on the farm ;
evidently oricinally rt was mainly pasturage ; now there are' twenty five families,
and the letting value has almost doubled.
This shows that there are vast possibilities
for 'agriculture in England. Bearing in
mind that on the average of years its soil
produces about one-third more per aero
than is the ease in France or the rest ol
continental Europe, and that the farmers
have the best matket in the world, there is
no reason fot despair.
what mm SAM IS AT.
Variety in Diet.
'��� A number oi facts conspire to throw a
somewhat new light ou questions of dietetics, oratleant'to show that these problems
are more complex than they have been by
i.'oine supposed. It has been usual to speak
of u "mixed diet," meaning thereby one
composed in part of animal and in part of
vegetable food, ot.e containing' 'pioteids,
fats, and carbohydrates, approximately in
such proportions as liiey ate required by
the organism ; but when wo see the effect
upon disease produced bys very snuiH
quantities of certain selected portions of
animals commonly u-ed as food, such as
thyroid gland, suprarenal gland, and bono
marrow, the suspio.on arises that Most- are
but tiie more pronounced OMiro-Bioiis ot a
widc-Bpicad principle, and thai such marked dilleientes in therapeutic o:'ectbetween
certain organs may be associated with
similar difference* in nutritional value
between the vai loiis portions and kinds or
meat which wc consume. Wi; may surmibc,
too, that the modes of prc-pnration may have
a considerable lnfluenee.aud that while good
cooking may be, aa it should be, a piepura-
t.ion for and an aid to digestion, certain
pioeosses iu cooking may do much more
harm to the nutritional value of our food
than is explained by'tne mere change in
its physical properties, the _ hardness,
toughness, etc., winch they produce. Tne
destruction of the anli-icofbuiic pioporties
of milk by condensing, overcooking, and
sterilization ;s a case iu point, and we commend to tho British farmer the nileiesting
question whether and how far the prolonued
rreezing of meat may interfere with its
finer nutritional value. Healthy mui, who
nave a great reserve of digestive ji'ower,
.can derive nutriment from almost any food,
but ior people of feebler frame a mixed
diet must mean one in which variety of
substance exists of vihose dilferences inter
se we as yet know nothing. The healthy
man, by taking jilen'y, fiuds among'it what
he wants, but until we know much more
than we do of the value of aiKerent foods
and different modes of cooking, we must at
lea��t ��fiord variety to our invalids, and
protect them from a monotony in diet
whicli mav perchance be debarring them
from the o'ne thing needful for their nutrition.
Vrljrliborljr Itm-reM in Eli*  Do��.i����s���"ilat-
t*i> of .-Joii-e-u ami   illrlii   Uiittnire*I ���
,   from Iii* "��allj- t:ccr,;-.U
Connecticut's pencil crop this year is
estimated at something more than 50,000
baskets'. ���    ,
The blueberry crop in Maine -is phenomenally large this year. Michigan, too, has
a big crop. , , '
The authorities of Elizabeth, N. J.,. are
arresting people who have neglected lo pay
their personal taxes, ,
The,weather this summer on tho Maino
coast iu the vicinity of Portland has been ���
the foggiest iu nice years.
A fisherman at Clinton, Mo., last week
caught u 13-foot water moocanin Biiako on a
hook baited with a'frog, f
Large quantities of American carriage
wood stock are exported annually, nnd th��
trade is steadily increasing.
In the opinion of Andrew Lang, Hora'oc.
Howiii'd^Fiiruess, of Philadelpnia, thu
Shakespearean .scholar, is the groates*
American.     ' '       '
I'aiiline Randall, 17 years old, of Chicago,
who took poison to irightun a friend, died
'from tho ethots of the drug.
Brother Reginald, a Trappist monk  and ;
principal  of the   Gcthsamaiio   College   in
Kentucky, has been appointed a colonol on
Gov. Brown's staff. ,
Ex-Senator Conger, of Michigan, who
fifteen yeais ago was,one of the leaders of
the Republican party, is now a poor man,
iving in Washington, , ���'
During the thirty .years Aiusworth   R.
Spodord has been horariau of Congress, the   '
number of books in his charge has increased '
from 70,000 to 700,000.
Tho two  newest, and   oldest converts to  '
bicycling in M duo are a 75-year-old citizep
of {'opshani and another gentleman of about"
the same age in Brunswick.' ' ."
Mrs. Wentwortb, a Philadelphia widow,
surprised   her   friends  by  decoratiuf;   hor   '
''.,,-'., i ". i*'   -'I-j '  ,:��� r,ie went cyohug
a     .. >.S    ���III'."   ..Ii",!'     ���'. '  '">   !���'���!    el  , ll01'   huE- r
1)1.UU.     ' ,     '- - '....,'"
An' ode"' ii.ci-nrf'.'.it, in thu 'rfh.-pi, of  a
ft.isbury  Mit-dint;  ntone,  wi'iguiiii.' 13,000
-, Minii-", 'ia-' ill"." i'lM-u placed o\ ar tint griiVo
"-iiiLiuel   'joue:!,    at . Jvenuebunkpoi't,
Maine.   ' '- ' ,     ' T "��� --       .,
.     A linenl  ih,.,-"<i'i .nl"o!   iji,  t,\;:iO':>) Sc-it
i;��'i chie'taii'.,   l-ic'i  i'i      M'i'liregnr,  h�� ���?!;
;-. v'/usriiugt'jij.. .   Ill',    -    ��� ��� .'.'-'lalun mi.uy
relics of tho great warrior whose name he
bears. , ��� ������ f D
A bust of Charles Summer, made ly the
coloured"woinan sculptor, Elinm:dia Lewis,
will be one of the at-ti active exhibits -of
the,' Negro Building ,ut the 'Atlantio
Exposition.       ��       ' q
I). XV. Stevens, the American   secretary '
of the Japanese legation at Washington is
a baseball   crauk,  and has peisuad.*|d 'the
Japanese   Minister   to accompany him   to
several ball  games.
Dr. Paul Pab,quin,bf St Louis, 'discoverer
of the   consumptive   serum,   is   breoding
guinea  pigs ou wl ich to   experiment  the
demand,   having ex lausted the  supply, in   -
that city. - "��� ;'   ,
' Rov. Moses D. Hoge, of Richmond, Va.1,
.has been pastor of the Second Piosbylcriair
church in'that city ,for   fifty years.   His
ootigiegation   includes  'grandchildren    of
former members oi li ib liock'. i
Five years ago if bwordfislimen got five
of the'fish on a cruise thoy thought they
had done' well. The other day a boat came
into Hartford which had 63 on board,
ranging in weight from 250 to 500 pounds.  ,
Tho peanut crop is likely to be a littio
short ibis year. ToiinesHno .will probably
produce un average mop, but in both
Virginia and 'North Ciiroiina the acieage
iu peanuts is ten to fifteen per cent, less
t.nan last year. -   ,
A 'claimant for ihe honour of being  the,
youngest  giandmother iu America is Mrs.
John W. I'ietce, of   Boston, whose aue  is ���
twenty-eight.    She was mariied at ihe age
of fourteen yeais, and her daughter became '
a wife when only twelve yeuis old.
From Chicago comes the 'announcement
of the- ormatiou of a company, with a
capital of uo less than ��150,000,000, for the
purpose of floating 'en electric motor, which,
it is claimed, vMll send ,a steanibbip across
the'Allan* ic at a cost of only S200.r
A wounded sea lion on the beach at Bear
Harbour, Cul.,which a hunter had shot and
then' lassoed, (bagged tne hunter and his ,
hoi'-e into the suit, and got tiie rope ao
eutarglcd about ihe horse that the hunter
bad io abandon his animal and swim for his
Croquet is rather an old-fashioned game '
now, and to a great exlent out of fashion
in the East. In some Western Stales it is
still very popuiai, notably in Michigan. '
Connecticui. cings io the gauw more, per-'
hajjs than any oilier eiibtein' region, and
Norwich is the centre oi" the sport.        ,
The Pernaquid, Me,.Messenger celebrate"
its tenth lumivetsaiy in a novel way las1,
week*, liihteud of getting out a ���'���noiist'ir*'
t-pecial edition it suspended publication for
two wiiks, "in order io allow everyone
i-onnccled with the paper to celebrate tho
event, by taking a vacation." "
The Hij* .Muddy, us the Missouri was
culled by tlie Indians, justified its nu-me
the other day when it was filled with what
-.vas.iriijjliically described as "fifty miles 'of
dead lishe"," which it is supposed wero
washed out of the smaller, streams by the
Hoods and were nnnble to live in the boup-
)iko waters of the Misiouri.
While walking across lois near-Sehree,
Ky., a few da>s ago, a man named Wuiker
struck his foot against something sticking
out of the ground, wlii.-h he found lo Ir* an
old ramrod. He suspected that it might
nnrk a treasure, buried perhaps in war
times, and began digging. At a depth of
six feet be found a jug which contained
altnoM .fo00 ui gold rorns.
A number of bright college girls of Hillsdale, Mich. ,are earning money this summer
to pay for next winter's tuition by serving
as waitiessea in. a summer hotel at Little
Traverse Bay. A few days ago they all
went on strike because beefsteak was cut
out of their breakfast bill of fare. It only
took the landlord one day to realize their
value, when he capitulated, and offered
them the best the house afforded at every
A new process for the preservation of '
greeu fruit durrng railway transit has been
invented by a Californian. It consists in
sterilizing the air in the car containing the
fruit, and is said to be more economical .
than the present refrigerating system, and
much moro successful. Ordinary cars can
be fitted with the apparatus for the process
at small expense, while the expense of the
process itself is said to bo comparatively
nothing compared with the refrigerating
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^>ii^&^&t^ tX
Clover Sowing1 in the Fall.
Fail sowing of clover Bhould be practised,
���ays the   American   Agriculturist,  where
: ing seeding failed, otherwise the crop
/otation will be thrown out of joint, the
���supply of hay and pasture out'short next
year, and'soil fertility may be lost through
leaviiif;; the ground bare. If the wort is
veil done at the proper time a good catch
of clover and grass seed may be secured
(1) Burn the stubble to destroy all rubbish
that would interfere with the perfect
�� preparation of the Beed bed. (2) Harrow
repeatedly, with'a disk or spading harrow,
nnut the soil is thoroughly loosened to the
, '���'ist-th of two or three inches. (3) Pulverize
the roil very finely with a fine tooth har-
(4) As soon as the soil, becomes
aighly moistened, sow the clover seed,
. >-i ; in lightly, and heavily lollaho
1 i.i. The timothy or other grass seed
b- -i-v.'u'at'the same timo or later. Of
.(������, 'f'j soil must be rich to'"obtain a
latently good stand. .
'*���' F- edtrig for Butter.-*
���   i,'i;\ .''.uou whether or not the quality
..':     l.,   ���<���   influenced  by the food fed the
i cuius, lias again been renewed Dy some
""���.nyrnen, or rather milk peddlers, who
iltum that they are not at all responsible
for the poor quality of milk,as it ia iu exactly
the same condition as when,taken from the
cow.' If a' cow gives poor, watery milk; as
is often claimed, she should be turned over
' to the , butcher ot/the earlieBt moment
possible, and the excuse should not be a
valid ou3 nor  accepted by authorities who
'' look after the milk supply oi cities. Upon
the question of the food supply,Prof, Freer
Thronger commits himself as follows : f/The
' results of numerous experiments,' accurately carried out.secm to lead to the conclusion
that the richness or poorness of milk'is a
characteristic of the individual, and hae
nothing whatever to do with the food, and
that, however you feed a cow, provided, of
1   -".iirRe,all the rations are liberal in quantity
'fiit' y, l! -i   , ii. ( (.
*)" ', >al!"y, ' i ���' a co,"- nann'%"v
*.V.   .. os poo- c ���
f   -     i ��� n  ',��-,), ol''"_ '.,".'    ���    , "    '
., '    -'--"; /""    itf l.e,t ioij.U',.1'
., -  'il-ki'.ow-.,   ,*. :;i. ���
6c��'einon* "-.rid *���<������;.*'.���   "i havi
curiosity  and interest lor trie
pivoa u. aa;��:
.<i b'.it."��
i< lis; .';.
;/ ' i.--.'!. tbu-
' Oi.Ci".     * ub
evidence in
support of this opinion, because it seemed
to upset all my preconceived notions as  to
' , the effects  of food on milk,   and   it must
have como as a shock to those who fondly
believed tney were 'feeding for butter,' aa
d,    the ' saying   goes.    We   have  often, been
Given formulas fcr  feeding  stock���rations
���,    -for butter,' for milK,'for meat���and- it has
seemed one of the  fundamental principles
of the dairyman's  creed that he could get
out of a cow what he put  into her, ,,or"in
' other words, that he would find in the pail
what  he laid  out in extra   food   for  the
cow."    Failing  any further  note   ou  the
s'ibject, I have looked up.tiieiquestion  for
'myself, and,   as a result, anr surprised at
v<    the confusion that appears toDdxist ou the
,,     point.,   From time to time we hear of cows
that  give   milk   Already   watered,   i. e.,
below   the   very low standard of fat aud
solids that  the analyst has decided   milk
'      ought to contain to warrant its being pure.
In the poiice   courts,  wheu   people   have
been summoned for selling  milk deprived
of a proportion of its cream, or containing
a percentage of added water, it haB Seen
. pleaded   that  the milk   was the   genuine
', product of the  cow and  sold just as she
yielded up to the milker.    In fact, this is
a common  plea. ..-S~.> ..rimes it  does   not
work, but   nu   others the cow ha3   been
u.^j.ii.11 a""s a  final  couit of appeal, and
milk has been drawn, analyzed, aud found
to be  of much  the same pocr quality  as
that forming the subject of ihe charge,
,    Generally this poor quality is attributed
to the keep.    In lSl)3 several cases of this
kind occurred.     They w*ere put down   to
tho drought, to the shortness of water, or
rto the scantiness of succulence iu   the * herbage.    These are points  that' one   would
expect  to influence quantity   rather'than
,  quality;���erpecially when' we find that in
some dairies, where  milk'is produced especially for sale aa milk,  large.quauiities
of  brewer's gram . and  similar  succulent
materials are deliberately given with a view
to   increasing the quantity of   the yield.
Milk being milk if it comes up to the low
standard fixed, quality is of no particular
importance. Similarly it has been proposed
to give dairy cows large quantities  of salt
to make them thirsly and cause  them to
drink freely, the idea being to  water   the
milk through   the   cow   so   as   to   avoid
pourinc  into the   bucket.    According "to
Dr.     Voelcker,   feeding     does    influence
.    quality.    He would not have sold  as milk
any product of tho cow   because   it came
stihig'nt from  her udder, but says that  it
" should   be   the  normal   Healthy   secretiou
of   the  mammary glands  of a   properly-'
fed cow.    He would   not  accept   "drawn
from   the  cow" as a   test of  purity, and
says',  if we have u  man feeding   cows on
nothing but straw  and  root*,   giviuc   no
saKe, no meal, etc., vie shall get milk that,
'.ii hie opinion, is of a quality that should
.ot hi supplied to tho public.    This looks
.s though Dr. Voelcker believed that feeding influences quality, and  is more in accordance with the old-world   notion that
we can feed for butter,  i. e., for   richness
of milk, that is the  opinion that the best
aud most iibundiint feeding in   the world
will not improve  the composition of,milk
of a cow with a   natural   tendency to produce milk low in butter fat.    On the oilier
baud, it is difficult to square these notions
, of  feeding aliecting   quality   with   what
experience has   taught us  about the characteristics of breeds.    We find Dutch cows
giving a larger quantity of milk, generally
of low quality : and wo find Cnannel Isl ind
cattle   representing characteristics   quite
the reverse���taking,"'not the gro=s  yield,
but the percentage of fat.    In considering
���'he relative merits of dairy cnvj,  we class
them as milk, butter,  aud cheese   cows���
Snorthorns, Jerseys, Aryshires, etc., and it"
bteeds have an   influence on quality, wh}-
not. individuals ?    Il is certainly difficult to
throw overboard   these   cherished notions
that by feeding well wecaninfliicncequulity,
and instead,connect ltmaiuly with the individuality of the cow. That careful observer,
Mr. Speir,of Newton,has also emphatically
declared that his experience quite controverts the old idea that the richness of milk
iu iu any way dependent upon the richness
of the food,and although wo may wutor the
milk   through   the  cow,   it seoms that, the
analogy between this mearia of increasing
the quantity and iiicro.isn-;.* the quality of
the product does not hold .-/od.    We have
often been kssuretl that cod liver oil fid to
cows is capable of increasing the fat of the
milk. I have thought so myself. Similarly
cake and other foods rich m fat have been
vaunted as butter-producing foods. Some
time ago a dairyman., declared that by
feeding two pounds of pure tallow per day,
he could secure a gain of butter fat ranging
from 30 ,to 90 per cent, on' the week.
Professor Wing has knocked , this on the
head, and after a ten weeks' trial of the
tallow , ration, says, "There has been no
increase in the fat in the milk of feeding
tallow to the cows, in addition to a liberal
eraiu ration."
��� '*      THE PRINCE GEORGE.   *
'? , .       ������
Deicrlmlou of Hie  Latest  Cruiser  in 8lie.
, ' Itrltixli  Meet.
A London cable says :���The first, class
cruiser Prince George was launched recently
at Portsmouth. As announced the christening ceremony was performed ' by the
Duchess of York, and naturally the
proceedings were watched by an enormous
concourse of , people. The usual service
having been read by tho dockyard chaplain,
the Rev. T. F. Morton,Hcr.Royal 'Highness
broke a bottle of champagne over the vessel
aud a cord having been severed the cruiser
glided gracefully ol! the slips , into tho
water, amid the cheers of thousands of
spectators. ��� '
'The Duchees said : "I name this Bhip
the Prince George und wish success to all
who sail in her."
Afterward Her Royal Highness 'was
presented with an oak < casket containing
the mallet aud chisel used iu cutting the
rope. ' She wore a lovely, dress of green
velvet, veiled with oream muslin .and
brocaded with tiny rosebudB.''^ Her Royal
Highness was presented "with a bouquet by
Miss Yotes.daugliter.of the chief construct,
or of the yard.' After the ceremony the
Duke ana Duchess drove to Admiralty
house1 for  luncheon.
' DI""-CHU'TIO>* ,01? THIS VKSSEL. ' ,
' Tho principal dimensions of  the Prince
George are, as follows :���Length between
'���������"���pel.   .cmai-ia,
ri'ii.e, IT,  -';?t :
'./ feet 6 i -ciies
'(tupped, ������.bout
-Mir. ,:;.;
. i>,e'! --���!','
' /O foei' , b.tiadth, ex-
IKH0.B drani.iiS of water,
-.iiapl'..'*!, "i! when fully
iP.O'H!  .in _,    The vessel
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m I    r
. <Je:!j,
i ^I'-inr
���f'i     .*_������   ...i-rs,  each of
- 'by   an  i/tdependeut
, i   -i   t'-rr-e   ,e-t cical 'cylin-
in:..   t.!ii".i '.   i ,..'se   power
f..*-<��s no".'ci   of  12,000  for
L,otu seis ot engines, with a working pressure' in the boilers of 150 pounds-per
squaro inch. 'The amount of coal usually
carried is 900 tons, but the Prince George
has a total stowage of 2,2'20 tons.
Tho disposition of her protective armor
' is' similar to that of the Majestio, the
arrangements combining the advantages of
the turtle back deck ot the cruisers with
those of the citadel armor of former battle
ships. The ship will be fitted with two
masts, 'with two fighting tops ou each.
Each top will carry three 3-pounder quick
firing guns,'and each mast will carry on a
plattotm ,at'its head a powerful electric
light for signalling, and searching purposes. J- ,.    i>.       '     '~���	
The Prince George will befitted with tho
new 12-inch breech-loading steel and  wire
guns,   fitted   in   pairs,    in, two armored
redoubts, one at each end of the ship,' and
be mounted on revolving   turntables ; the
whoie will be worked either by   hydraulic
or hand   power,   and   will be protected by
an armor shield 10 inches thick, as iu the
Majestic, an  advantage not  possessed by
previous  battle, ships  of���this size.    The
vessel will also carry 12 six-inch quickie ��� �� ' 3 ��� �� '-j
tiring guns, mountedm casemates, protected
by six-inch Harvey armor, eight of which
are on the main deck aud four on the upper
Sixteen 12-pounder quick firing guns will
be also mounted''on the main'and upper
decks, and the vessel's armament will be
' completed by the^ twelve 3-pounder quick
firing guns iu the military tops, by two 12-
pounder boat and field guns, and by eight
45-inch Maxim guns, mounted iu suitable
positions. Twenty-two torpedos will be
carried, which can bo tired from four submerged tubes, two forward and two aft,
| and one above water tube at tho stern.
Six search light projectors, h worked by
three dynamos, each ot 600 amperes, 'will
also be carried., . '
How To Be a Good Guest.
Do not stay too long. It is much to break
into the life of any family, even tor a few
days. Pay no attention to urginga to stay
longer, however sincere rhey seem. ' Set a
time to go when you arrive, and Btick to
it. ,
Conform absolutely to the household
arrangements, especially as to time of ris-
mg,' going to meals, and retiring, lie ready
in ample time for all drives or other excursions, ij
Carry with you all needed toilet supplies
thot you may not bo obliged to mortify
your hos"t by pointing out possible deficiencies in the guest-room, such as a clotheB-
brusli���the article most commonly lacking.
It is almost always wise in the middle of
your visit to go oil somewhere by yourself
for a day, to rest your entertainers..
Enter heartily into all' their plans for
entertaining you, but make it plain that
you do not care lo be entertained all the
tnne,''or to have every minute filled with
amusement.' '
Be ready to suggest little plans for
pleasure when you see your host at a loss
to entertain you.-' Try how well you can
entertain, for a change. Turn about is fair
play in visiting, as well as iu everything
els.e.   '^ ���- ,
'He pleased with all things. If you ever
were brisk and'sprightly, be so now. Y"our
high.epirits and evident enjoyment are the
only thanks your host wants,
Take some work with you, so that when
your host has to work yoir may keep him
in eouuteuancd by working also. More
good times ure to be had over work than
over play, anyway. '        ''
Do not argue, or discuss debatable matters. Few things have a worse taste in the
Offer to pay'the little incidental expenses
that will be caused now and then by your
visit ; but merely offer,���do not insist upon
it, which would be very rude.
Take special pains to do credit to your
host among his friends'. Remember that he
is judged largely by you.
In tine, to sum up all possible precepts,
observe the Golden Rule, and you will'be a
golden guest, and many aud hearty will be
your invitations. ���   ��� ���'.
Two Favorite Pickles.
, Pickled Walnuts.���The walnuts must be
gathered when,they can be pierced with a
pin. When the shell can be felt,' they
have ceased to bo, in a proper state for
pickling. Steep them in a strong brine for
12 days, changing' the brine every three
days. Take them out, and expose to the
air until they turn black, which ' may be
two'days, often le3B. Make a pickle, using
to every hundred   uuts   about  "t gallon of
proper thing to serve toast in, but whe re
one is not at hand the slices can be at
least stood up in card-tent fashion.
Measures. . ���>
A teaspoonful ia sixty drops. Thres
teaspoonfuls make a tablespoonful just
half an ounce of 'liquid measure. Sixteen
tab'espoonfuls make half a pint lrquid
measure. A solid tablespoonful of butter
is an ounce. Salt, Boda and spice' are
measured, level; sugar, butter and flour
aro measured rounding with all lumps
crushed. -   ' r
Falling Leaves- .'
The brown leaves of autumn are falling,
Tho winds are restless in dismal cheer;
The voice of King Winter is cniiiiisc���
Proclaiming death to tlie worn our. year.
I listen to --ad ami dying sound.
Or brown loaves turning and falling down.
The voice ot tall in silenco is hushed,
jVb the winds stirs tho locks of tlie sage ;
While spring   and   summertime   hope-  are
Willi j/rowinb* weight of the year'-? old age.
Dead leave.-: aro scattered o'er the ground,
While others-- arc fallitiK gently down.
They grow so carefree on limbs so hiijh,
And ki-sed the nwcot  breath of nijfht and
morn ;
A picture irrand, atrain'it tho blue ��ky.
Now the forc-t of verdure is shorn
And gnuo-: for the leave are bciu;? found,
"Ac, quilting tlielr home, they flui'cr down.
The green leaves of -prlng'thc brown in fall.
Arc omhlemsof hope in human life.
Wo journey on at llio Manter's call,
heaving behind tiis tho world's nu.d .*trifc.
Thus Hie like leave- and isa-on-, goes round.
While fears aud hoiion keep lliirteringdovvD.
Hopes of siirlngll.no are dying and dead,
Unfinished work is kissed wnh .<. sigh.
A stalk of marigold bows it-, bead.
As lit i shapely leavci* turn brown and die;
And still 1 listen to dying sound
Of brown leaves turning and falling down.
vinegar, 2 oz black pepper, 3 oz bruised
gingtr, 1 dram of mace,'^ oz clovts, 4 oz
mustard seeds and 2 oz eschalots or garlic.-
Boil the vinegar and spices for about 4
minutes,,and pour boiling hot over the
walnuts. <When"quite cold, place iuj small
jars and seal. Most pickle vinegar, when
the vegetables are used, may be utilized
again, walnut pickle in ' particular. Boil
it up with a few esehalots chopped fine.
Let it stand until clear, .then pour off and
bottle. ,It is' an excellent sauce for hashes,
fish, or stews, and nice"'for flavoring soups
or salads.
Chowehow.���Use in the following proportions : One dozen small cucumbers. 2
heads of cauliflower, \ peck of string beansi
i peck green tomatoes, 6 green peppers, 1
quart of very small white onions, 1 pint
nasturtiums, 2 gallons vinegar, ilb ground
mustard, idb mustard seed, h oz ground
cloves, 1 *oz allspiece.acd two oz of turmeric Peel the onions, remove the strings
from beans, break the 'cauliflower into
Hakes; if the tomatoes are large cut in
qtiaiters. Sprinkle all.the vegetables with
salt, let stand for 24 hours and drain.
Mix the spices aud mustard into a paste
with some of the vinegar ; put the remBin-
der'of vinegar over the fire. When boiling
stir in the spices, and when it has boiled
up onc6, the vegetables. Let them cook
about twenty minutes, until 'they look
yellow and are tender. Place in jars and
seal. . - *
Fb��!Iuz rroni Knrrli, .She l>rii*red to Sec
licr I'nllirr, iniv trim, Illcd, and Ilr
Woes  Hack  lo  .lall���A 'Sail   l>eaili-IlC(l
Scene. "
, A correspondent at Lockport, N. Y.,
relates the following sad story :���There
was no happier child iu tl'e whole world,
than was Millicent .Arnold just at this
lime two years ago." It was impossible not
to feel cheerful when she was about. ' She
was very pretty, with her big, laughing
eyes and losy cheeks and lips, that would
smile whenever there was half a chance.
The sun never set in her heart, and the
flowers bloomed there winter and summer.,
The whole tovm knew her and loved her,
and envied her'father and mother. She
and her father were "always .together. He
was a young man, handsome, popular,
rising in politics, successful in business.
And when he and little Millicent walked
together, as they did almost every evening
after-business aud school were over for the
day, they smiled happily at every one they
met, and every one smiled happily back at
tlicm,'eHpecially at the little eiW, who was
so evidently ' ,,
PKOUD OF IIKR   VA  '."BR.      ,"
o , ,       '       ��� '
He was John Jacob Arnold, the county
treasurer, and the cashier of the Merchants'
.National Bank, aud his home was one of
]the most comfortable as well , as of the
happiest in Lockport, One day in the fall
of 1S93 they ,sent for Millicent to come
ho'mejrom Bchool. The'bank had closed,
an examination of the books of the county
wbs in progress,' and her father was in jail.
Millicent went to the jail with her mother.
It was a horrible siiocK, and her mother,
who knew the truth, had broken down.
'But little Millicent laced her father with a
brave smile.
Something* About tlie Patenters Krslan
mills, ami SlalioiiK���KitilsraTloii lln->
Kern Ver.V Fust���A Hundred Tiiuiisunil
Coloiil-.is Cross the Urals.
Bc.-ausc the rose nm-.t fade.
Shall 1 not lo\ e the ro-e i
Bocnu^e the summer shade
Pa^es when winter blows.
Shall I notre-,t me there
In the cool air I
Becaii'-e the --unset i-ky
Makes music in n y s-oul,   ,
Only to fail and die.
Shall I not take the whole
Of beauty t hat it gives
While yet it livc-a?
Because the sweet of youth      '
Doth vanish all too soon.
Shall I forget, forsooth,
To leain its linyrerinK tune���
JMy joy lo memorize
In those young eyes J
If like the summer flowor
That blooms--,���a fragrant death-
Keen music hath no power
To live beyond its breath
Then of this flood of song
Let ine drink long!
Ah, yes, because tho rose
Fades, and tho summer skies
Darken, and winter blows
All bare, and inii<*ic die-.���
Therefore, now Is lo mo
Household  Hints.
Apple sauce should always be eaten with
roast pork, sausages, goose, and all rich
dishes, for tri9 malic acid neutralizes any
excess' of chalky matter engendered by
eating too much meat. '
Eggs can be prepared in so many ways
that they are possible few-minute dishes,
but so easily" and commonly served most
people tire of them, therefore they should
uot be served ou consecutive days unless
one has the digestion and appetite of an
ostrich. >
Nearly every woman is troubled by
apple pies " boiling over." Tins can be
remedied by sprinkling more than half the
sugar to be used on the under crust, then
place the sliced apples above it, spi inkling
the remainder of the sugar, i-pice, salt and
a bit of butter on the top. By this means
thesucrar boils up into the apple instead of
running out.
VJ ,
A physician makes the suggestion that
green corn ehould be eaten from the cob
and not cut off, or if cut ofl at all,to be cut
with a dull knife. If the knife be sharp! Her tiny hand was nestled in his. She was
enough to make a clean cut o; the grain it perfectly quiet, as tho hours passed,except
wiil also cut with it the ligneous substance , that now and then she would givo a faint
in which the gram is embedded and this , sigh'and eay "Oh, I am so happy."
--'--  ��� "' " *       When life was so   weak in her that she
j could   not  speak   above    a  whisper,    she
i murmured that she
" I know that you pre innocent, father,"
she said, putting her arms around his neck.
It was not until weeks afterwards, wheu
he had begun to. serve his twelve years'
sentence, ihafa child tuuuted'her with her
father's disgrace and thuB opened her eyes
to the truth.
Presently 6he began to droop. The doctors came and said she twaB threatened
with consumption. The Arnolds, had " u'o
money to take her away. The pretty home
was gone, and even the humblest . house
w as too expensive for them. But even if they
"had taken her away, it is doubtful.if it
would have done her any iiood. Within
six months the disease had fastened upon
her.'   Week by weekj
She tried to be oheerful, and she was so
grateful tothe people of the town who were
always coming to see her. And her beauty,
instead of growing ..less, grew greater. By
last spring she was so fragile that they
were almos^afraid to touch her., And one
look at her great sad eyes was ,enough to
briug the tears to the eyes of those who
called.   " '       ,,
Two weeks.ago it became certain that
her death was only a matter of a few days.
The child seemefl to know it, aud began to
ask to see her father. She talked to every
one about it, and refused to believe that
law could be so cruel as to prevent him from
seeing his little ,girl before she died. It
seemed to be so, however; and, although
every lawyer in town was interested and
was trying to devise some plan by which
it could be done, not one of them could
trunk of anything. ,
Richard Crowley, who' had been her
father's lawyer, set to work tc get the trial
of another offieie 1 of the Merchants' Bjnk
fixed fo'r as early a.date as possible. When
he'had made some progress with this he
went befoie Judge Miller and applied lor a
writ of habeas corpus for Arnold so that he
could   testify.
but the judge, sitting in a court of morey
and not in, a court of justice, promptly
granted the writ. This was Saturday afternoon. Sunday morning Arnold, in citizen's
clothes, started for home.
In the evening lie was with his daughter.,' When the door opened and became
in and caught her in his arms, sho threw
her >iims about his neck and put her cheek
against his and gave a long sigh. " I knew
he would bting you," she said. Arnold
was crying, the keeper was wiping his eyes.
The little girl was quite calm.
" Now lay me in the bed, father," she
said. " I am so tired." It was so long
waiting for you."
She lay there, her lace as white as the
pillow, her dig eyes, bright as they had not
been lor two years, lixeil upon   her father.
substance is a-i indigestible aH sawdust and
is quite as ir_ritaiii.g to ttie lining of the
stomach""aud"bo"wel8r"~in""biting tne graiu
from the cob, the woody substance is left
on the cob, the teeth pressing the grain
ftom its bed rather than taking a' part of
the bed with it.
Two cooks, one bad and the other good,
can make of the same dishes something
quite dnii.-reut, therefore it doesn't follow
that because one has only "the same old
thines"' she cannot get up something quite
new if she only goes the right way about
it. For instance,*toast can be, and usually
is, served a dried-up, cold slab. It may
be, and occasionally is, served so that it is
a toothsome morsel. Bread should be at
least twenty-four hours old to make good
toast, and then it should be "sliced freshly
and laid on the toaster and hn\e each side
soared a bit with the heat before either side
ie browned; this keeps the inside of the slice
frcs-h and moist and good.    Whether the
When her mother had prayed, her father
still holding the little girl's hand as be
knelt beside her bed, the child whispered :
"And oh, God,' you were very, very good
to briug me my dcr father." The doctor
leaned over her presently, because her eyes
had shut and her breath was fluttering.
"She is dying," he said in a low voice.
Arnold threw himself upon tire bed aud
begin to sob. The child opened her eyes
and let her long, slender, almost transparent fingers rest upon his cheek. "Good-by,
father," she whispered, "I am going.
Good-by.   'I shall see you some day."
Then she died, and the smile that was on
her lips then was fastened there by death.
Arnold will be permitted to stay here until
the funeral is over. Ho will then in all
toaet is served dry ot~buttered, the slices! probability go back to prison, and return
should be stood up and not laid down for) when the third trial of J. S. Heirner,
tfe escaping steam to spoil the slice above president of the batik, comes ou. Arnold
and below >">..    A   toast  rack   is   the only   will tesiify against him.
The great Siberia railway, properly
Bpeaking, begins 'at Cheliabinsk, nearly
1,400 miles beyond Moscow writes a correspondent. Tnis preliminary journey can be
made in three days and four nights, on the
whole not uudomfortably, ut the exceeding
ly cheap rate , of about thirty-seven and a
half rubles, or some twenty dollars, for a
first-clasa ticket. The fare all the way from
St. Petersburg is proportionately even
cheaper, as the Russian Government a few
moutiiB 'ago introduced the system of a
rapidly decreasing rale of mileage for long
distances, ' The irip is only moderately
interesting. The country passed through
is fiat, and seems fertile and < prosperous.
The crowds at the' stations aro the usual
phturrsque red-shirtod niuhiks,, with a
sprinkling of the original native inhabitants
as one goes to the eastward. The Volga is
crossed on an iron bridge 1,4S4 metres long
a few hours before tiie train reaches Samara.
What one sees of the passage through tho
Urals is decidedly pretty, but to a foreigner hardlymore, though the Russian, accustomed to level or rolling plains, is moved
to much enthusiasm by mountains arid
valleys. ��� ,     , ,
Cheliabinsk is beyond tho, mountains,
and already, in, Asia, but not iu Siberia,
is it lies in the  Government of Orenburg.
which is  somewhere .between fifteen'and
twenty-five thousand, is rapidly increasing,
thanks to   the railway,   and is  likely   to
continue to do so,   as from  here a branch
line is  being   built  to the  Perm-Tiurnen
road,   which   crosses - the   Urals   further
north.    The station, in true Russian fashion,, is a good   mile ,and a half from the
city,   and about  it  a   suburb   is quickly
growing up.    The place itself is lissome
ways not uuhke some of  our,own 'western
ones of the same  size, with  its  unfinished
buildings and  general air of untidy newness j but   there  is 'less   bustle,   and the
colour is different,   for instead  of our prevailing   white,  most  of-   the   houses   are
unpainted ' and weather-stained,   giving a
generally dark e'flecfc.   Very different, too,
is the  population, with  lis  soldiers   and
officials in uniform,   its  peasants (for the
lower classes in the Russian towns still ��re
peasants,  long   bearded,   red-shirted), its
���Tarters and  Kirghiz, the  latter of whom
are apt to iiv'e in ihe surrounding country,
fiom which they come iu to market. - The
streets are broad and shadeless,  with the
low houses, often of logs, straggling along
loosely' ou either aide ; and'carriages for
hire abound, as the distances are considerable, and   the   Russians  are not fond  of
walking.    Besides the  churohes," most of
the_chiflf butldingti ��.r* public oaan, ouch a?
official 'residences, schools,   the offices  of
the railway, etc.   The shops are small, but
apparently   not ill supplied.     Here   and
there   one may  see   the   omnipresent bicycle.'
itself is at present finished  aud open from
Cheliabinsk   to  Onsk, a  distance  of   741
versls,  or  about   .100   miles.    It     takes
nearly 4S  hours to  traverse this,  not so
much  on account of the easy slowness of
the .train  as because  at only  one station
does it stop for less than twenty minutes,
while an'hour or more is  not   infrequent.
Our train was a very long one and packed,
many of the upper-class 'passengers being
on Government service ; among them half-
a-dozen engineers  who  were going two or
three   thousind  miles further  to work on
another section of tbei-pad.    iiesides several batvage-cars,  otc,  there   were     three
classes   for   travellers.    There   wire    no
first-class cars, and the two seconds were
borrowed from elsewhere, and so old, bad,
and overcrowded wero they that, like many
of the old unfortunates  with  Eecond-class
tickets,   I preferred to ride  third.    These
'things were the best I have ever seen, new-
built  expressly for this hue, and capable
at night of being turned into sleepers with
tluee tiers  of bedr, thus  insuring eacu of
us a   whole one,  if  it was only a board.
The five lourth class cars were like freight
cars plus a few windows, and were provided
with benches  rilled with men, women and
children, & sturdy cheerful crowd, not at
all miserable in appearance, bound io: the
.broad vacant lands in the East.    Emigra*
tion to  Siberia has increased very .fast in
tho  last, few years.    For  a long  time   it
was unwisely discouraged  by the Govern-
ment, which made  futile efforts   to check
or   limit it.    This   policy has  now   been
abandoned, and last year well over
A    HCNDltEl)   THOUSAND ''
colouistsciossed the Urals, the majority of
llu.ni by the north lo Tomsk. There are
various causes for this movement, such as
exhaustion of the soil or growth of'the
population till the lands of the Mir or
commune arc overcrov;rded; but perhaps
the chief one is the restless, wandering
spirit so characteristic of the Russian
peasant. The extension of railways must
stimulate this  emigration.
Such of tho -natrons as wero finished
weie satisfactory brick builJiugs, with
granite ualer-towcrs near by, and oaoh
with its embryo garden. At each the
sight was tho same. Knowing that the
wait would be a long one, the passengers
streamed out for air, exereife, and rotresl -
inents. Three times a day we came lo a
bulTot with very tolerable food, and more
than ample leisure was allowed for a meal,
while ateveiy 'stopping-place there was a
great, samovar filled with boiling water
horn which anyone could fill his precious
tea-kettle gratis. A little way oli", kept
at this respectful distance by the orders of
the gendarme who paced the pint form,
Btood a i rowd of peasants with wild
strawberries, or fish, or vegetables, or
kumiss, for sale, and from them the emigrants seemed to get most of their food,
which they eked out with much tea. The
town or village that the station represented
was frequently not iu eight, aud iu uo case
very close. Instead, there stood nondescript vehicles to carry' any possible visitor
to il.
about wero good-natured-looking Kirghiz;
men of a marked Mongolian type, and clad
in t-heepskins, with the wool inside.    They
are largely still in a pastoral state, and own
much of the land in this region, to the dis-       Mrs,
content   of    the   more   pushing   western   Mas-s,
intruder, week.
There aro but two towns of any irnpor.
tauce along the route���Kurgan and Petro-
pavlovsk���each with some ten1 to fifteen
thousand inhabitants. The whola way liei
through a. prairie broken by coulinual
patches of woods, or now and then a sail
lake. 'The soil seemed to be a layer ol
black earth over sand, the degree of fe.'tiiit*-
yarying with the thickness of the layer anc"
its intermixture with eand.,. It can be fear
fully cold here in,, winter, and must often
be equally hot and dusty in summer ; but,
thanks to cloudy 'weather and occasional
showers, wo, at least, had nothing to complain of in this respect. Thus for two days
and nights we jogged along until, on the
third morning, we saw before us, rolling
northward, the great river -Irtysh, partly1
spanned by a tine half-finished railway
biidge. By us were some wooden barracks
for a temporary station,and in the distance
four or five miles ofl", the roofs Cud domes
of the capital ofahis region, the city of
Omsk.       ,
I'o'rly t'ali'HiH <>r Tnrelsilly I'm rilled Water
' Allowed  Diii'li  r<-i"H>it  l��atl-.
Iho whole of Gretiterjjonjioii, covering
an area ot about O.'JO miles, in supplied by
therm organizations, whose powers and
districts 'aro' defined by law. Tne six
Thames companies aro allowed to druw a
maxniium uupply of 1*20,000,000 gallons a
day ; the East London is allowed to take
."13,000,000 ' gallons, and the ,New River
22,500,000 gallons a day from the Lea :
the rest comes from the chalk wells; there
is also, however, a supplementary supply-
drawn by several 'companies from the grovel
beds'by the side of the Thames, and in
time of flood'or drought this natural store
is very useful. In March, last'year,
180,000,000 gallons of filtered vvaler were
required every day for the supply of London, which gave an average of about 33
gallons to each pereon in the area. ,. '
- But in March lasl ihe consumption had
increased so greatly, that the daily total
was 220,000,000 gallons, or 40 gallons per ���
head.'    Every drop, of tho water had   been,
with tho exception of&that from the wells.
For this purpose, tho companies have   114 "
filter beds, covering 117  1*4 acres.    Every '
company, except  tho  Kent    has   storage
reservoirs, yin   which water   is    kept    in
readiness   for   emergencies.      There    are ���
storage   reservoirs   for   unfiltered    water
eovcnng'47t.1*2acres,   and holding  about
1,280,000,000   gallons,   and, sixty   filtered '
water reservoirs   holding  217,000,000 gallons.    That'is  to  say,   if every soince  of
supply wero  cut ofi','London  would   have
enough water iu store for a little more than
a week.
,   The  pumping   operations  represent  an
enormous expenditure of force.  The South-
wark Company,  for instance, pumps 12,-
0C0,0(,0  gallons every  day  a   distance of
..eighteen miles to Nuuhead,  with'a rise of
'215   feet, for   distribution  thence to the
other  parts  of   the  district.    The  pipes,
too, are often  enormous in biy.b, some  ot   '
the tunnels being nine   feet in diameter. .
As for the length, there  are in all London',
5JO0O miles of wator'pipes, on which thero
are some 27,625   hydrants."  It   is bard  to
gain  from mere  figuros an adequate  con-.
ception of  the extent  of  London's water
supply, but the enormous stream  of water
flows steadily"int6 the  houses'���over S00,"-"
000 of tHeni���day by day, carefully filtered
and purified ; and   the  system .contrasts
curiously with   the old  New   River water
carts and Chelsea's wooden pipes.
""Grave Signal."'-'
The chances of being interred alive byn
mistake while in a state ot catalepsy are
piobably one iu 10,000,000, but neverthe,
less,a man has patented a novel contrivance-
the "grave'aigtml." It comprises a tube in
addition to an alarm. The tube is fitted
with air valves. Upon the slightest revival, ' it is contended���although no one
apparently has' tried it six feet under
ground���the signal is raised aud relief is
affoided. . '
Tiie stage exhibrtions work very well, it   '
is said, bul'undertakers have come forward, ,
to oppose lhe>plau. ' They think the fairest
test would bo if  tho  iuveutor would  sub.
mit.to a bona   tide   burial.    The   patentee'
admits that ids invention is antagonized by
the undertakers, because, as he says,   it is   '
destined soon to   revolutionize inhumation
and check, in a measure embalming.    ,    <���
An   American   Mslnotts.
,   Mrs.   Mehiotte���And is   this the   home
you have   piepare.i for me'
Claude���Calm yourself my dear. Y'fiur
safety aud well-being have been my only
Huh! My,safety aud well-being I How
can either be insured by this miserable
shanty? >
Here, my dear, you need have no fear o ���
burglars. <>    >, (
How Horses Walk On Ice. ��
AIthough a rubber horseshoe has been
invented for use on icy pavements,nothing
salisfacory i-eeiiis to have been found for
horses compelled to travel upon wci ii6phalt
11 is noticeable that horses accustomed to
asphalt leurn the trick of stepping csruful-
ly as men learn to walk with stid'ened
ankles  on ice.
Tom���You dou't'meau to say that you
paid SI0O a week board at Fai-hion Ueacb
this summer? * Voir never earn half that."
Dick���N o, but I had the money saved
up, you know.
Tom ��� I wouldn't have spent it that way.
Dick���Yes, you would, if you'd been in
my place. Two hundred pretty girls and I
ihe only man ihere.
A Puzzled Beauty.
Mother (suspiciously)���Didn't I see that
young man kissing you as 1 passed ihe
parlor-door last  night ?
Pretty Daughter (innocently) ���I don't
see how you could. Vour glasses were on
the parlor mantel.
William Likes Cigars-
The Emperor of Germany has a taucy for
Havana cig'ire about seven inches in leugm.
Each is enclosed in a glass tube hermetically sealed, so that the delicate tobacco,
remaining in one temperature, never gets
nt ot condition.
Lois I'.ames Wood, of Wore, tier,
celebrated her 101st tiirrhda;- list
'"ne isstrll actn . vni vigori'-jj-, TAG E 4
���H-.J.iif Kg���jhot<Oj><������=,*��� wj-rav*w.i*ij(i,'g,j��a:s��--a-M--.-ijW��ff*��T.i��fum^��'f-^^.sjjjt   wfj*��� m*m*mm>mmai������ ��� i ���
Toomhs.���At Kevelsroke,   on  Sunday.
Dec. ��1. tiie wife of K. Toombs of ;i
��� son.
IjIXi-makk.���At'Kcvt'lstnki*,  on Tne-.-
, ilny, Dec. 21,'the wife of' O.   Lind-
mark of it daughter.
Locai and Personal Briefs.
The public school here will reopen
on Monday, J.uiii.-ii-y (ilh. '
The Misses Gibbon, of Port, Moody,
aro visiting I'i iends in town.
J. M. Kellie. ,M.P.P., lias pun- to
Victoria iind will not return until after
the se.-.-ion of the Legi.-Iat ure.
Miss Adair ,-ii'i'ived from New Denver
"AVc-iiiio.-d.iy    nnd    is     spending;     the
Cliri*-',m,i'> Iiolid.-iys ;it her  honu;  here.
"\V. TomliiiMui; inritingoi of Bourne
Pros. New Denver hi'.-mch, w.-isin Lnvvn
for ;i few days last week on a business
, .Mis:-. Living.-lono, of New Denver, it-
spending; hei- Chri-tmas vacation in
town. She is the guest of Mr.-,. C. 11.
Temple. '   , .
Win. Victors .Pete 'Walker,   Have
, Ferguson and D.'tve,   Cowan,   'deiiizen-
(of  Trout   Luke,   aro   spending    their
Christmas in town.
i'Yed Allen J ins postponed his visit,
to England and lias taken Ihe contract,
for carry ins*; the Trout Lake mail. He
J oft on his first (rip last, Monday.
The roof of the now skating rink,
whicli was demolished by the weight
of snow last,'week, has been repaired
and the propr-h-dx-r^lms!^ in
j'e-'idine.ss���for tho advent,of the ic.cij.kjjig
' who seems somewhat, tardy in making
his appearance.       c "���.,>"���-���."
A. MY'Kastie, who has beep.-j; ���'���--'iH'-ii-
jng    here     since    his   , arrival    from
Honolulu, a few weeks p-jo, started for
his homo, .it, Ottawa,   C"F*~.   yesterday
moining.c,   M\:   McL"   . ���<J   will   come
wcil again next ~,pri-'.r and intends   to
"again visit Honolulu as he .anticipates
'- a great revival in all br.nichos of trade
tln.'i'e in the iioar future.
The owners of teams   who   showed
. enough public spirit, to In-oak a double
track on our street.-" .uii!   keep  it. ripen
'during  the  past   two   weeks   deserve
conimend.-it.ion for their good work.   It,
js an  innovation   which ' will   bo   appreciated by pedestrians  who, ' during
pas-1, winter's, have   been   compelled  to
wade thro/igh snow several  feet, deep
, every time they had-occasioii to pass a
team on the streets.'
, 'Christinas*, as a season of big dinners
and good  cheer   generally   was   duly
observed lit the various hotel* in.town.
The proprietors of (he Central,   Stockholm and  Victoi'i.i   hotels  each   made
special     provision     for     the     fe.-live
occasion and, there was'no  scarcity .of,
' guests to partake of their hospitality.
Tlie (leeorations'of   the dining  lull  at,
the Victoria  were   par I ioularly ^elaborate. u [
The Masquerade.
A Live, Hustling   Money-Maker
t n
= = = By Thos; W. Newman = -- =
I on Mines, Metals and Ores on the market. Liberal terms lo "-rami iii-ui in you:- -ection.
This book tell", how to timl. let, oj-en .mil
work or si'll nil kind-* of mini s ;iml ik'Seribc.--
ovcry Ore. Mineral, Gem and "Precious Stone
.if coiiinieu'ial value.. Jluiiilml- --i-llinir in
Hi-itisli ('nliuutiiii. Vouwc.in icll a thiursiind
copies ri^lit nr hoiiio. J'rice by mail free,
cloth, -J1..V); leal her, $2.00. .-send us your .i-l-
ili'e--s or oilier from
54 Yonge St., Toronto
(ith Decomber, LS.,'5.
rnilR followingdefinil.intiof the Trout
I Lake and Ainsvvoith Mining Di-
vis-ion.-" of the West Kootenay District
ih substituted for the description of the
"..-ud'ilivisions j >n I il ir-li c<l in the Rritisli
Columbia Gazette of the l.lth -.March,
LSill :���
\\. Thout La ���.*���:.Mining Divisiox.���
Comiiiem'iiig at a point, on the eastern
bciundary of West Kootenay District;
thence vvestalong the southern boundary of tlie IllooillevvaeC Mining Division
to tli(-'easlern boundary,of tlie Lai-deair
Mining Division; thence southerly
along the eastern boundary of , the
Lardoau Mining Division to its junction
with the Slocan Division'; thence
easterly along the northern boundary
of tin* Aiiisvvorth Mining! Division to
the L.irde.iu lliver;, thence northeasterly to the eastern boundary of
\Yo.-t rvnotomiy District (eroding the
Duncan River at a point to include the
south.'I'n water-sheds of the Cameron
or- Hall Crook, and East Creek); thence
following the eastern boundai y., of
West. Kootenay District, to .the point
of coi'iinieiicenioiil.
S. Aixhwoi-tii Mining Division-.���
To include all the country on the rivers
streams and tributaries thereof flowing into Kootenay Lake north of CJoat
River Mining Division, except those
portions of the 'Lardeau and Duncan
Rivers included in the Trout Lake
Mining Division.
Hv Command.
-    \ J A MRS BAKER.
W-2\j <.'      -     Provincial, Secrc/ari/.
J. R. HULL & CO.
Wholesale    and   Retail
Purveyors of High-class Meats.
All orders in our lino, will be promptly
attended to.
_....   _         _.    .     For a
Srompt answer and un honest opinion, write to
I ll IN N .V; <'<>.. who l.ttvo hurl ncftrljr ilf ty ytmra-
cxpenence in tiie patent Lusinesa. Comraunica-
iions strictly conddontlnl. A II niulliook of Information concernmrr 1'ateitln arid bow to obtain Miem sent free, jtlso a catalogue of mecJian-
lcal and scientific books s-ent free.
l'atents t*ken tlirouch Munn & Co: receivo
special noticem the Sricntilic Aniericnn. and
thus aro brought widely beforotlie publlcwith-,
out cost to the inventor. This splendid paper,
issued weekly, elerjanliy illustrated, ban bv far the
largest circulation of any scientific work In the
world.   S3 a year.   Sample copies sent Tree. ,
JBuilcliiic Edition, monthly, -3.50a year. 8Ihk1(
copies,'Jo cents, nveiy number contains beautiful plates, in colors, and photographs of new
houses, with plans, enabling builders to show the
latest deslinii and secure contracts.   Address
"V1UNN & CO.. New Yokk. ;{��i d-
PR0V1N'(!E    OK    IHiJTlSir     COL-
,   UMBIA.      ���
V1CT0HIA, by theCrace of God, or
the United Kingdom, of Gii'.il,
Britain and Ireland, (iui:i'*N', Defender of tho'l-'aith, iti-., Arc.,,&c.
To Our- iailhful'tlie  Mumlior.-. elected
toser-voin the Legislative Assembly
of Our Province of  British Columbia   at   Our   City    of    Victoria���'-
-   GuiciiTiNa: ,        ,   ,
D. M. Hiikicts, ''   '  1   "tlT-HISREAS
AUoriicii-Gcncral.   (    VY      Wo   iiro
dosii'Oiis and l'esolvod, as soon  as  may
be, to meet Our people.of Our Province
of British Columbia, and to have their
advice in Our Legislature :
��� NOW KNOW YE,   that for'divers
causes and consid<vations,��nnd, taking
into consideration tho ease   and   convenience of Our  loving subjects,   We
hive  thought   lit,   by   and   with   thu
advice of Our- Executive Council of (he
Province of British Columbia, to hei'"-'1
by  convoke,"  and   by   these   presents'
enjoin you. and'oach  of you,   that'on
Thursday,'  the-   Twenty-third (lav   of
the month of January,  ono   thousand
eight hundred and ninety-six, you moot
Us in Our said   Legislalute or Parliament of Our   said   Province," at   Our
Citvof Victoria, FOR THE DISPATCH
OF'BUSINESS, to treat, do,  act,   and
conclude upon those   things  which, in
Our  LogKlatiirei of   the   Province   of
British   Columbia,   by , t lie" Common
Council of Our said Province  may, ,by
the favour of God, be orch.ined.'
l.\ Testimony   Wjujkkof, . We   have
(caused   those   Om    Letters   to   be.
"   ' made Patent,,'and' the  Groat Seal
of the said Pi-ovint-e'to be hereunto
''   ailixcd:    Witness,   the   Honourable Enc-.A*": DBWDXiiy, Lieufenaut-
/ Governor of Our said   Province  of
British Columbia, in   Otu    City   of.
Victoria, in Oiir -aid Province, tliis
iiflh day of December, in-tlie   year
of Our-' Lord  one ' thousand   eight
hundred   and   ninoly-live,   and  111
the lift.v'-ninlh year of Out Reign..
By Command.     < , ;'
JAMES BAKER,    ."'      \
'do-ll Provincial Secretary.
���   Administrator's Notice.
Don't buy goods where you have to2 pay for
other people's bad debts. I am going out of the
credit business and am AFTER .THE CASH, so
bring your purse and get 60c. Cashmere" for 40c.
Double width Dressgoods for, 30c., 7Q inch Flannel
for 75c. Men's All Wool Under Suits- at $1.25.
ThesQ are only some of, our SNAPS so call and see
our goods and prices.
��� 'J'lie worshiper's of Terps-iclioro, who
were also .subjects of Kino "Carniv.il,
held unrlispiilcj'"!. sw.iy' at n.nirii'''-
Hall last nig'nt, when the mucii-lalked-
of masquerade baii eventuated. The I
Muse of the. dance  had   no _rc.-i-.on   to j
complain of the number or assiduity | Cummins. Co-.;.lopolium; W Lawrence
'of her devotees and Carnival never | 5t|1 Co.it ui y Monk: Mis.-, Walker, even
ruled over a merrier crowd ot
were no* iced amongst, the throng of
m.-t-ipii'i ad.-i--: 0 II Johiib'r.n, Nana
Sahib;   C   E  Shaw.     Charles   II;    At
iiierr-y- ', i���.r dre.---; Mrs Sibbald.    Lady
makers.     The   ctistumc"   were   v.u-iod j n'lraubrrr v .Sailor:' II U Martin,    Cp-'
and included a wulf! range of characters, j to.tiat..: Mi--.B   Gibbon.  Top.-v :  Mrs!
historical    and   otherwise  -from    thej-rj  [j,,,,,.,,,..   Airv   Fairv   Li-Han:   J'
king to  the    clown.     Most    of    them j Kendall, Clown1;   i T Bi-ewster,   Page;!
ware pretty, some of   them   grotes.'tie. . Ai.:^ ;nLiv   A(!air.   Sifter   of   Charitv:
ftnrl   a   few    unique:    while   'the  t,in- i Mi,_4 1V-"���PI,., Child of the   Heghnent:
cOngruousnc-.-, diMilayed in an odd  one ��� R j j-j(n;rl1.., S*,. jiltuS>\\,tH. Jeejbebhoi :
here and (hero showed that tlie wearer J NV Morton. Ru-ian I-V.-w.,.t:   Ml*  M '
had only   a   very   slight   acquaintance j   \,,aii-. Flnwer G^il; Mi-T.-mp!-..   Sun-
lower; T Dmrcran,   Flying Dutchman :
In the Coimiyi. Court of ICootonay,
liolden at, tho, Ea->t Cronsiiig of  the
'      'Colunihi.-i River,-'   ' .���
In the''mutter' of Pearl Henderson,
otlrorwiso known' as Alarie Nior-
inan, and,   * ���
In the ui.-itler of tlnlOfficial Administrator'-" Aet; dated the Fourteenth
dav of Novoinb(-r,""lS95 :
UPON, READ LNG the affidavits  (if
Joseph   Dee  Graham  and   Peter
I Rasmus   Peterson,   it  is  ordered  that.
| James  Ferguson   Armstrong,   Official
I Administrator for the  County  Couit,
j Di.~t.rict (jf Kootenay, shall   bo admiii-
io^rator of all and singular  the   goods,
ch.ittels, and er.'dits of LPearl Hendor-
scui. otherwise known   ;is  Marie  Nier-
ni.-iii. deceased, and that this older   be
.mblisht-d   in   the   KocJtenay    Mail
ne'.v~p,-i]ier',   for     the   period   of   sixty
reetzfl * i     Siiined,' CLEM EXT J.'CORNWALL,
'    ' ' ' '      C.C.J.
makeup    vv.e,
teudt-ncv    Co
i w   Morton,
acquaintance j ^.^ Fj,JV
with the character ;issmned.   Ani'ingst
the  unique   characters   probably    the
'most noticeabie were the  " Two   little
girls   in    bhie.'1    Their
bevond reproach, as was their
mem, except for a si"
Jioide.iifjhness at limes. The ���'Algerian i
tlaucii'ig girl" vvas tumtiier   well   m.nle-"
up   ch.'iracter.      "Rusaliinl's"'   co-,tnine '.
jrrohabiy snrp.is-,o(J   nil   tlie   other-,   in \
clegaiK.e but w.ii marred by inac-i-ui-ricy
in design.    The get-up of "Cli-u ies IT
was very   good,    save    tor    the    hair,
which    was     dei-ide.ilv       too      slim t.    ,,      ,,,,   ., ,.       ,. ,   ���
Mr- (   E Shaw. Swedish Pi-.i-anti   Mrs"
(1 Birtoii, May Queen : Mi-~ Crih-m.iii,
Black Diamrind: 3Ji-s W F C'nge, Kate
Giei-ti.l cay :    .Mi--     I fupgood.      Little-
Cr\r\: M!~~ T ('.unplx-ll, Sal vat imt Ariny
,,.,,     ,i v  .      -i    i    ,i i      I.a ��� ie -, M i-~* Li vintf-toiie. Polldi'i* ;    AS'
own   -|ili"|i;  "liip-v      h.iri    no    eoiia'
Amonir-'i tin- -.'.���ott'vis.io. Sir Somebod
W Tiiom]j-.in, Pag��-.: Mi.-s G Hamilton,
School Girl ;   Mrs  H ,A   Brown,   Mid-,
summer Re~*-~t: Mr~ Xor-tiiey. Qneeii of
Diamond,-:    Burt   Campi"'!!.   Grecian
Pe.i.-ant :     Bert     Temple.      Cliimri'-'y ,'
Sweep: M^.-s ("our-ier, Algerian D.rncirig s
Girl; Guy   B��n-b��*r,   Rrjyal   Krigiueor:
Mi-s   Toon.b-.    X'-trr'���;     F     Sydor,'
FI.unlet :     .Mi,���     .McLcmii.     KaLbh'en
Mavourm't-u ; .Mi.~- Eih"..ird.-, Ro-alind ; ,
Alfred Clu'.ie.   L'ik h-   Sam:   J   Foster.1
Fr-encli (.iiiiiir:,! Shaw, J.t.'k I be Piper-; '
"IT-trnlet" w.i- deciderliy off color in a
whi'e li!ou~e. -Tiie child of tho
Regiment'' in ule a pn-rtfv lig.ire in 'i'*'i'
Sicarld tunic. -Any Fniry Lihi.ni"
\vas a iioiice.ilili;   ligtire,    ainl    in    l.er
The creditors of Pearl Henderson,
otliei-wi.-e known as Maiio Nierman,
late of Revelstoke, ill the District of
Kootenay, are required within sixty
days- from this dalo d> send lo me, by
s'-irL-tei ed letter addressed to me, at
Donald. British Columbia, particulars
of their claims and of the -comities
"h"Id by them (if any). After the
cxpir-Uion <lf thf -aid sixty days Tshall
pi-jifeed to (ii-t! ibuto the 'said <'state,
havjni��- r.'-r.ird to those claims only .of
which I -hall have hud notice.
Dated at Donald, in the district, of
Kooti'iiav, Briti-h Columbia, this l.Sth
day of November, ISi'5.        ' :��-!!(
Official Adiiiinistr.-itoi.    ,
Application fop' Liquor License.
> > thirty d,iy"~ from the date hereof,
I. I he uml.'i -ign.-il, will apply lo Ihe
St ipi'iidi.iry Matfi-I r'iit��' for West ICoot-
en.iv. at Xebon. for'a license to sell
fpiril mm- liipi'M*-at, my Imti-I, sit ualed
ut Arrowhead, at the month of the
Columbia river, b'r.oer Ar low lake.
Kovel-loke, November 'Jf>, 1805.
ic Post Office store and buy
completer stock of Gents
hand.     Shirts,    Shoes   and
your    outfit
"? ';.*'':'������'- v
'V- V--VX
& v *:-.f-^~
;���f'        '- --   ' -,
Suits,  a,  specialty
!���" Ci-age and F G   C'ollon,   Two    Liftlc
iS'imetlr.iig-or other,     witli      the
jironoim.'.iblo nai.ie wi imriv.iie��'l
Tlie.l'iillow ing ladi"-  and   c-erilleineri ;
, . i
-. ...    _.     .     __   (
Highest  Honors���World's  Fair,
i (firl- in nine; .Ia4 R.'igblcy, Trapper.
j '.'he music for the occe-ion was
' Tin-rushed by tho Hevel-tuk'; Orchesti-a
auri proved very acceplable,.
The ball of last  night was a    fitting
finale for tlie lir-t serif" nf   the    ���social .
as-'i-iiiiilii s.
f rordon,  w I.i -Ii   .
success duri'i" ti
O   ���' I..I.X'-,
ll !''t
���ro' ofl
V i       l>
siT-ii    a
Mr. Cm
the mciiil��eis will decide   wncti
othei ~ci ies vi id ho commenced.
Ill   I'I"IJ 'S('~   to   Muni   O.IO
ii<:xt  Frirlay   evc-i.tg.
vi'hen .
'Certificate of Improvements.
pl.ll'rT     HilNC''*      MIN'KItAb     f'bAlM.
1 ) -"it'i.ire iii tlie Tr'.nf IaIc��- .Minlii^ bhi-Mni
(.? \\'i-.ii Ki/<it nay J':-tritt. WIhtc Im.ilcd:
-i\ iui)i-~ ii1.1 :,iiii'-r Clock Tuki- ri'/l.rcc I hat J.
Ifi'i't^-rl T. T-M-.V. .'iKcnl f<ir- '.ViJHfun ('. V.iw-
k'V. in'i- iiinii'i-'- '. rii'li iiu- Nn. 7��-|ii. liitcji.l,
~i\n*iln. ���> Irorn tiie il.io- )ii-i'C(.f, to njiply tA thu
U'il'l C'<i!iiiiii~~i'inci '<<r i <��� ���r:,.!l(.tt/-i,f improvc-
nii.-rir-, f.ir t.ic jnu;j"-; rf (.iil.iiiiiii'j; ,i f'io
s;nuit cf I Ik' ali >.'��� i -.il'ii
Aii'I fnrt'if r r.iUi  n ...c . ti..it .(/(' "r-<  i.l.ti/ji
mil-:   !>������ ���~ciit  t"  r'l'   f��i.!..  f'-i.i>-n:���inrrT .inn I
.K.rim. < i,i:.iii<".)' ���"!   ift'iti .til."  i'-'-'Hikc nf I'iic.'i
cii'l. -i>i ( f.f u.iji'..-. ."it Iti'- -
furl ri iliis-iili;'< tfi'l.-iv <,f *-"ci.n j.il/".-, I'-'i'..
LL PLA(!ERCLAI.\i.Saiid inining
leasehold-, legally held in this
division, may ' be laid over from the
l.'ii h November, 18!)."), lo Ihe l-t .June,
1S1XI. ' .1. D. GRAHAM,
Gold ('oiiiinissioner.
RoveM-ikc. Nov. !), J8!)."). :u-r>i,
Mining aud~Real Estate Broker and General Com-.
mission Agent.
Church Services To-morrow.
IJev. Kitiici lVytiivin will celebrate
I ina.-s .ii !���". it) a.m. in th�� Catholic
| cliiircli. (
I Servicer wiil bo bold in the .\I"thodis(
| church by '���'> ��� .1. A. Wood (o-inorrow
j Nnoriiiiicr ,i mi   i veiling  at   il   .iml   7.W.,
/r. .
r.Pf!fl:in}j> nf imppoyements.
A pure- Crape Cream of Tartar Powder.   Free
from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant.
��� v -1
'���oo!   it 2..I0.
11 ���
xv III .)f held at
the   I-i���ibyfe-
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He Also Handles
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