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THE DESPATCH
'Vot. II.   No. 23.
MORRISSEY MINES, FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1904.
Whole No. 49.
V
THE...
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...HOTEL
THE MINER'S HOME . . .
. . . WHEN DOWN TOWN
FINEST WINES, LIQUORS
AND CIGARS.
Table Unsurpassed.
P. H. WILLSON
���Morrissey Mines,
B. C.
������*K
See our window for fine assortment
of up-to-date
Fish3ng Rods, Nets, Lines,
Flys, Hooks, Lenders,
Baskets, StrSogers.
See our adv. next week for FIRE WORKS.
Trites-Wood Co., Limited
W- J. BLUNDELL,   Mgr. Morrissey Mines,
CIGARS
TOBHee�� and
SOFT DRINKS
At the
F. S. CIGAR STORE,
Two doors South of Post Office.
P. Sliger, Prop.
ghoe Repairs
neatly and promptly executed.
Urgent work dono on short
notice. Down town footwoar
will receive our attention if loft
at F. Sliger's cigar store.
No. 42.       ... A. BOWDEN
Two blocks above tho post-
office, Tonkin.
BAKERY
In thanking the Miners and
Public of Tonkin for their
liberal patronage, I beg to
inform them that FRESH
BREAD can always be had
at 5 cents per loaf at The
Trites-Wood Co., the Big
Store ; at the Crow's Nest
Trading Co.; or at Mon-
cuso's Italian Store.
Orders promptly attended
to. Liberal discount made
on all orders to hotels and
boarding houses.
PAUL JENSEN
Story of Fernie Fire.
The How it was done.    Weak Water
Power Blamed.   Many Business
Hit Hard.   Majority well
Insured, Rebuilding.
Forme has been the victim of the fire
demon at last, and nine-tenths of the
business portion of the town has beon
destroyed.
The fire broke out in the general
store of C. Richards at 3 a.m. Friday,
and by 8 a.m. only ashes and smouldering embers marked the place where
stood practically all the business blocks
of the town, the Northern hotel, Rob-
bin's furniture, Sheppard & Elliott's
hardware, Roger's tobacco stand, tlie
Free Press, and, at the othor end, the
Central hotel, being the only business
houses of the central portion remaining.
The following is the lucid description
given in the Free Press tire edition Friday ovening of the progress of the
flames:
The (ire had gained some headway before it was noticed, and in the absence
uf a regular lire alarm considerable time
elapsed before many of those, most directly interested were on tho scum,'.
Tho chemical engine did not reach the
lire for probably 20 minutes after the
first alarm was given. H. Wilkes claims
the chemical engino did good work in
Richard's store but that he had no one
who understood it to assist him after be
became overcome with the smoke. The
hoso was quickly attached to tlie water
main, but, to tlie utjfflr chagrin,of everybody, it was found that the pressure
was almost entirely oil', so much as to
render this means entirely useless. Mitchell's tailor shop caught as the flames
gained headway. Then the Fernie
Drug Store aud tho Victoria hotel on
the north side, and the Todd block, the
office of Drs.' Corsan & Bonnell and
Richard's warehouse on the south side.
Then a few moments' breathing space
followed the crucial point When a little
water would have saved the entire north
end beyond Wood st. The water almost
entirely failed,so much so that bucket
brigades could not secure sufficient water to till their buckets, and most of the
water so used was secured from tanks
in connection with house stoves. It was
felt by many at this time that, even under these adverse conditions, the fire
might 1)0 confined to the Victoria block
as little breeze was blowing and a gentle
rain was falling. The crowd could do
nothing but idly await developments.
The walls of the throe-storey Victoria
went down in a whirl of roaring flames
and heat so intense that Cameron's
house and tho Muskoka hotel burst into
flames. The remainder of tho story is
easily told. Quickly the fire shot across
again and tho coal company's office was
in flames, then the Fernio hotel was
burning.
The fiery demon raged northward up
both sides of Victoria Ave. The Crow's
Nest Trading Co.; the three well-stocked
stores of tho Trites Wood Co., and then
Ihe Royal hotel on the west side. Mc-
Ewing & Slinn's bakery; Fred Stork; J,
D. Quail's hardware; Sinkbeil's boots
and shoes, and the J �� ill block, where
Liphardt's jewellery store is situated on
the east side. Still the'demon was unapprised. The Bank of Corumoroe
across Cox street ignited, thon Cuth-
bert's block followed suit, which was
followed by Christ church. A big fight
ensued hero which resulted in saving
F. J. Watson's residence and tho hotel
Northern. That was the end of tho fire
on tho west side. In the meantime
Burn's block was limning and the numerous small buildings leading to the
Salvation Army were in flames. Here
heroic efforts partially saved W. Ingram's
house, which cheeked the flames in that
direction.
The wind shifted into the west and
the flames leaned across the lane into
the Alberta hotel block, levelling that
building, Pollock's wholesale liquor, the
Waldorf hotel, Cody's hou.*, J. Brown's
house and the Gem restaurant, where
tho fire died for lack of fuel. The fire
had previously taken the Chinese quarter and the Carosolla liquor store back
of Quail's. Tho Calgary Cattle Co., in
the Turner block, caught early from the
Victoria, and tho Central hotel had a
narrow shave. And that was the fire,
on the anniversary of the Frank slide.
Nearly the wholo of six business
blocks were consumed, tlie total loss ox
ceeding half a million dollars. The insurance will amount to about a quarter
of a million.
The cause of the fire is unknown, but
it is thought to have originated from a
defective electric light wire in Richard's
store.
An estimate of the individual losses
witli insurance is as follows :
The Trites-Wood Co.. building and
stock loss $120,C00, insurance 880.0' 0.
C Richards, general merchandise, loss
$10,000, insurance 828,000.
F. J. Mitchell, tailor, loss 63,500, insurance 82,000.
3: L; Gates; Alberta hotel, stock loss
83,000, insurance $1,000.
Bank of Commerce, loss 68,000, insur-
nnce not known.
Fred Stork, tinware, ��3,000, insurance
62.000.    ���
Crow s Nest Trading Co., loss $31,000,
insurance 821,000.
Alberta hotel block, belonging to Lov-
asseur estate, loss $20,000.
.1. 1). Quail, hardware, loss 840,000, insurance 87.(1)0.
Sinkbeil, shoos and trunks, loss 814.-
000, insurance $8,000.
Pollock Wine Co., loss probably ten
thousand.
A. W. Bieasdell, drugs, loss SS,0<X\
insurance. 8-1,000.
A. K. Farquharson, Muskoka hotel,
loss $'5,000, insurance $2,000.
P. Burns & Co., meat merchants, loss
81,000, covered by insurance.
Fernie Drug Store, purchased last
week by Hazlewood & Suddaby, loss
$8,000. insurance ��4,000.
T. Whelan, Muskoka hotel, stock and
fittings, loss $5,0(10, insurance $2,000.
Victoria hotel building, owned by Mil
chell of Cowley, loss $12,000, some insurance.
W. W. Tuttle, Royal hotel, loss $30,
000, insurance $10,000.
S. F. Wallace. Fernio hotel, loss $15,
000, insurance $7,000.
J. F. Jarvis, Victoria hotel, stock, loss
82,500, insurance $1,500.
A. J. Purdy & Co., fancy goods, loss
$18,000, insurance $2,000.
Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co., loss 68,000,
some insurance.
MoEwing & Slinn, bakers, loss 83,700,
insurance $800.
P. Carosella, loss ��8,000, insurance
$4,000. .
The Fort Steele Brewing Co., about
$3,000 loss in kegs, pumps, etc.
W. F. Ctithbert, building nnd stock,
loss about $7,000, insurance $2,000.
J. Aeillo, lose 82,500, insurance $1,000.
A. C. Liphardt, loss SUM), insurance
$3,000.
Jos. Jean, stock in the Waldorf hotel,
loss $2,500, insurance $1,000,
The Hill block owned by A. C. Liphardt, F. J. Watson end w. w. Thompson, loss $2,500, insurance 81,500.
There aro also a number of smaller
losses, such as law and medical office
contents, etc., not mentioned above.
Fire at Michel.
Reports of fires, both at home and
abroad, are becoming very frequent.
Following the Fernie conflagration of
Friday last came reports of a big fire at
Michel on Wednesday night. At first it
was said the new big hotel was des
troyed, but later it, was ascertained that
tho report was not true. Tho big bunk
and boarding house near the hotel and
big store was burned down. The Trites-
Wood Co.'s store was badly scorched.
but was saved by extensive bucket bri
glide work, and the hole! was also in
danger but not .so badly scorched as the
store.
J. J. Hill vs. Goal eo.
His Growing Interest Not Admitted.
H Fight to  Get   Control.    Will
the  eoal  Co.   be  Forced
to allow Him?
The struggle now going on between
the man back of the Northern Securities
Company and the Crow's Nest Pass
Coal Company is one of great interest
to every resident of Morrissey Mines.
Hov. long it will last is a matter of uncertainty, but, from present indications,
we have no reason to believe that tin-
works here will be closed down for very
long on this account, and a fen days
hence may see the heralding in of the
looked-for growing and humming time,
such as no coal camp in this district
has seen before.
It is evident that J, J, Hill lias fulsome time been anxious to get control of
this company and has been taking advantage of every opportunity to accomplish his purpose. The recent find of
good coal up here has not lessened his
desire. The question is suggested, does
Hill went to buy this Morrissey colliery
and coal areas alone f Would this be
sufficient for him, and would the Coal
Co. sell this rather than enter into a
war against his schemes for complete
control ?
A meeting of the directors of the coal
company is to be held this month, and
something may drop.
The following regarding J. J. Hill and
control is taken from the Toronto News
of April 23rd :
The story of the domination of the
Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company by the
Northern Securities Company will not
down. A New i'ork advice is to the
effect that J. J. Hill is planning to control Iho coal fields of Southern British
Columbia, including those of tho Crow's
Nest Company. Tho Hill interest in
tlie latter concern was (as already noted
in this column) declared at tho Northern Securities meeting the other day to
be 41 per cent. The New York letter
adds ;
" It is surmised, though not admitted,
that Mr. Hill engineered a deal whereby
part of the stock owned by a Toronto
firm was taken over at considerably below the market price during a period
when the firm in question needed the
money much more than it needed the
stock. The Hill holdings are probably
growing slowly. No stock has b��en
taken into the Northern Securities Company for many months, but no one
knows whether or not private interests
identified with this group of capitalists
have bought further into this stock or
not. When Mr. Hill goes heavily info
a stock he generally does it because ho
either wants or expects to get control."
An eventual removal of the American
duty on Canadian coal is limited, as is
also a possible ultimate increase of the
company's capital.
License eommissionerslATeet.
A meeting of the license commissioners of the district was hold in the Court
House, Fernie, on Monday evening last,
with the thiee commissioners, Messrs.
Whimster, Shaw and Bieasdell present.
The purpose of the meeting was to consider the licenses of the Fernie fire victims, applications being in for renewals
of six hotel and two wholesale liquor
licenses. Five of the former and tho
two latter were granted temporary licenses, which are required to be renewed
when the applicants have rebuilt or
secured permanent quarters. The application of ,1. 1j. dates for hotel license
was held over, it being understood that
the Levasseur estate did not purpose
rebuilding.
X ^
A despatch to the Rossland Miner
states that the Northport smelter will
start up lids wuek. DECORUM IN CHURCH
REV. DR. TALMAGE DELIVERS A GOCD-
NATURED REBUKE TO  OFFENDERS.
REFINEMENT IN THE CHURCH
Fie* ulaut I nok of ltcvcranca In Aiaarieau
CLturchan Gafttly &curad 117 Ilia
Irfich.r From un llliiinliiallni,' Tril-
llaanaaabla Ktlcjuclla In iba Houno ft
Cad Simula mi Leant Equal TLiat ..(
Ortlluarj  n.rl.lly Uaiat.oan.
JtiiU'ifd uncording to Act of I 'a t. jn rurn: uf Cu..-
Kda, in ihe )ci*r l��\il, tiy Wllluul ualiy.ol Tu-
loulu, ul liiu ilep'l ot AffriOUllUro. IMAWA.
Eos Angeles, Cal., March IU.���Thin
ttrujuo in a good naturod rebuke to
the pj'cvulent lack of decorum among
the worshipers in our American
churches und a plea for the observance of u certain reasonable etiquette,
equal at leust to thut which we observe in our worldly relations. The
text is 1. Timothy Hi., 15, "Thut
thou mayest know how thou ought-
est to behuve thyself in the house of
Uod."
Are you a parent? Have you ever
dressed up your little children and
sent them forth alone to visit when
they were about ten or twelve years
of age? Then you have known the
anxieties of a mother or father as to
their social behavior. Before they go
you Buy; "Now, son, be careful
about your manners. When you enter
Mrs. So-nnd-soB home take off your
hat and place it upon the hull ruck
Be careful and don't handle the
���vases in the parlor, and don't
Squirm on your chair. When you are
at dinner be sure nnd keep your
hands off the table, nnd don't spill
the food upon the tablecloth, and
ask for a second helping of anything or tulk with your mouth full.
When Mrs. So-nnd-so passes you a
plate sny 'Thank you.' Remember,
my boy, that your mother's home il
to he judged by your tabic manners." When the child leaves the
house your mind follows him and
stays with him nil day long. And,
oh, the pride that sweeps into the
parental heart when, next day, you
meet your friend, nt whose home
your little children dined, and she
congratulates you in these words:
"Wo hud such a lovely children!
party yesterday. And, Mrs. So-and-
so, I want to tell you how well your
children behnved. Your boy was a
perfect little gentleman, und your
daughter a littlo lady." Ah, such
congratulation us thut is as a sweet
Eavor  to  the maternal  heart.
If refined sociul manners aro essential in the home, they are equally
important in the house of God. .So
essential are they to a consecrated
Christian life that Paul wrote a long
epistle to his young lieutenant, Timothy, concerning thorn. In this letter, wherein are found the words of
the text, tho great apostle tells how
bishops and their wives should net,
and also how deacons und deacons'
wives. But to-day, instead of my
showing how our ministers nnd
church officers should behave in tlie
house of God, I would preach a
sermon on church manners directly
to the pew. 1 would try to inculcate
the reverential spirit with which our
congregations should assemble for
worship. 1 would try to teach this
reverence beeuuse more and more in
this irreverent age there is a tendency to look upon church buildings
as places fitted for secular enjoyments rather than us sanctuaries
consecrated to the presence of Jesus
Christ. "The Lord loveth the gates
of Zion more thnn nil the dwelling*
of Jacob." No man ought to place
foot in God's sanctuary unless he
can do it with the solemn feeling
of llnbnkktik, who declared. "The
Lord is in his holy temple; let all
tho earth keep silence before him."
First the church building is th"
trysting placo where God promises
to meet his children at certain times.
That means it is a place of rendezvous, where you have 11" nnpoint-
ment to comm no with Christ at
least twice c.ii .Sunday and perhaps once or twice during the week.
One inferenco from that fact is tli.it
when a congi'cgntion assembles on
tho Sabbath rluy tho worshipers
should always l ������ on t line ami I d
ivir'y 10 lift liner voices In praise
nl the first word of the first line of
the doxology, as well as with bending head io listen to i he lest word
of t li..   last   line of  I lie   benedict ion.
There    is  nol     1     tardy    church
member in a thousand who would
show tin- implied disrespect in mil
keeping nn appointment with an
earthly ruler which they frequently
show to their Heavenly King. Suppose we should take a trip east and
stop iii tho Capitol nt Washington.
Suppose while sojourning there one
of the California Senators or Congressmen or u inombor of the Cabinet marie an appointment for us
with the President of tlie United
Stntes. Suppose that a polite note
was Bent us by tlie President's private secretary informing us that
we might be received to-morrow
morning at the While House at 11
o'clock. What would wd do? Would
we sit up to-night until very late,
ns some of us are accustomed to do
every Saturday night? Would Wo
nr.se vory late to-morrow morning,
about half-past 0. and have breakfast about. 10 o'clock, ns suae of
us ere accustomed to do ever;.- Sunday morning? Then when the clock's
minute hand is pointing to a quarter of II  would we start    to    drone
and at the lust moment turn the
house upside down nnd empty nil
the bureau drawers because we could
not find our gloves or hatpins or a
clean handkerchief, us some of us are
accustomed to do every Sunday
morning? Then would wc rush across
Lafayette square over to the White
House and get there twenty minutes
late, as some of us regularly and
systematically always come to the
church service late, where we nre to
meet  God?
(Hi. no! That is not the way we
should lyt if we had an appointment with the President to-morrow
morrdnir. Wc would positively see
that our clothes were all right before, we went to sleep to-night. Then
we would go lo bed early, so thut
our minds would be cleur nnd alert
and Wc could remember all that the
President might suy. Wo would not
only be on time, but a little ahead
of time. At ten minutes of 11, instead of ten minutes after 11 o'clock,
wo would be standing before the
President's private secretary presenting our curds for un audience
with the Chief Executive of the
American people. In the same wuy
if you wish to get your chief spiritual blessings from Christ you must
keep your tryst with him. You must
start your public worship on time.
You must, in your church manners
at least, show to your Heavenly
King the same respect you would
accord to an earthly potentate. A
spiritually live church is one whoso
worshipers always nssemblc on time.
One of tho surest signs of a spiritually dead church is the tardiness of
the church members, who always
expect their scuts to be saved until
at least the second hymn has been
sung, and often until the collection
plate has been passed. The pews
should be filled on time, just as the
organist at the hour sharp should
be in her place nt the ivory keys
and the minister in his pluce behind
the sacred pulpit.
Behaving yourself aright in church
implies a second act, which is just
ns important as promptness at
church service. A church member
should be in his place when the service starts as surely ns he should be
at his seat when tho train starts.
But he should do more than sit
down when the minister takes his
place. He should, first of all, kneel
and render obeisance and homage to
the Heavenly Father, whose tryst
he, the worshiper, has come to keep.
The very lirst uct or a guest in a
home is to go and pay his respects
to the host or hostess. The very
first act a worshiper should perform
when in church is to pay his respects to the Christ, who, in a spiritual sense, is the head of the temple
in which tho church member has
come to worship.
The Episcopalian rector begins his
service in this wise: "Lord, I have
loved the habitation of thy house
and the place where thine honor
dwelleth." When we enter the house
of God, do we one und all feel that
we are coming into the presence of
the Lord? If we do, would we come
laughing and talking and nodding
to each other, like a lot of schoolgirls entering their class rooms? If
we do, would there be so much
whispering among the members, both
in the pews and in the buck of tho
church? If wc do, would there be so
much turning around to watch others who happen to come in lute, and
a disposition to laugh when anything goes wrong? People who have
visited European courts write that
there the king is first and last in
the thoughts of all the waiting
courtiers. As soon us the king enters
the room, all the waiting nobles
rise and bow. When the king speaks,
the waiting nobles listc; . When a
messenger enters, he not only kneels,
but when he leaves the throne room
he never turns his buck upon the
seated king. When wc enter the
sanctuary of God, which is filled
with the presence of God, do we bow
as before a king? Ho we try to keep
our face always toward the divine
face? Do we earnestly try to make
the prayers of tlie psalmist our
prayer? "Let the words of my mouth
und the meditation of my heart lie
always acceptable in thy sight, O
my Lord, my strength and my redeemer." The church of God ought
tn he something more sacred than a
concert ball or a theatre. It ought
to be a place where a Joko and a
cachinnation and a chitchat should
be just ns much out of place as n
minstrel show would be nt n funeral
bv  the  casket   of tho dead.
t) man and woman, over keep the
face of Jesus Christ before you when
you are in the bouse of God! Every
church building dedicated to the
worship of Cod e; iii very truth his
house, in which his presence is manifested us surely, though not so visibly, as in the Shckinah of the Tabernacle. Always enter the house of
God in the same spirit thai the lit-
tie child ..f Rev. t harlcs T. Brady,
an American missionary, showed
when lie entered a great European
cathedral. The father was compelled to return lo his boarding pluce
for something be had forgotten, lb'
left Ids little In:;.' in the nave of the
church io await his return. When
tlie father came hack be found bis
child standing i:i the middle of the
great church in awe, looking around
us though In- was expecting s.-nie
one. 'I lie mellow sunlight streaming through tho stained glass windows fell upon his curly head nnd
mndo him look like a little angel.
When the child heard his I'uther's returning footsteps he turned his Inquiring eyes upon his parent and
Baid: "Papa, where is .lesus? Where
is .lesus?" Childlike, he felt that
the  house  of  God    Implied  the pre
sence of Christ. So. with childlike
faith, when we assemble to worship
Christ, we must come with this holy
question upon our lips: "Where is
Jesus'.* Where is .lesus?" If- we
come in such a spirit a great deal
of the Irreverence exhibited by some
of our modern congregutions would
forovor ceuse.
Bohuving oneself aright in church
implies not only due respect to the
four walls of the edifice or to the
habitation of the divine presence,
but ulso due respect to God's ministers who preuch in the sucred pulpit and due respect to God's musicians who sing in the church choirs.
When tho members of a church choir
arise to sing the praises of God they
become part of that mighty host
who in every Christian land on earth
nnd in the heavenly mansions arc occupied with the same theme. When
the minister rises to preach he comes
as a messenger from God to utter
the words that the Holy Spirit has
commissioned him to spcuk. The
truly consecrated Christian minister
is a representative of the Most High
and is entitled to the deference that
was puid to the representatives of
the European kings when they entered the tin I tod States Senate and
were given the foremost scuts, ns 1
saw them file in when Vicc-rresidcnt
Garret A. Hobart took the oath of
ofllcc preceding the inauguration of
President Mclvinley. They were not
welcomed as men. They were honored in their oflicial capacities as personal representatives of the British,
tho German, tho Italian, the Russian and the Austrian thrones. Never forget when you criticise tho
preacher's message that you may bo
criticising the very words that God
has given him to deliver to you.
"Not criticise tho church music or
the minister's preaching! Why,"
some one says, "that is almost an
impossibility. Some church choirs
smash every law of musical harmony. Some ministers aro absolutely stupid. They are impracticable
men���men of no force, without any
two logical, consecutive thoughts."
That is true, my brother. Some
choirs arc noted more for their discords than their musical perfections.
Some ministers' mental depth it
does not take a very long line to
fathom. But I can give you this as
my own personal experience���I never
entered any church with the spirit of
God in my heart, to try to consider
the leaders of that service, God's representatives, without receiving greut
spiritual good out of that service.
In contrast to this statement I never entered a church building with
the spirit of criticism in my heart
but 1 found something to criticise
about the minister and the service
before I got through with it, nnd,
furthermore, when 1 did enter a service in the spirit of criticism I always found thut I received more
harm from that service than good.
If William E. Gladstone, with the
greatest brain in all England, could
sit Sunday after Sunday in the little church of Huwurdcn and get
spiritual food from young, inexperienced rectors who enmc there to
break for him the "bread of life,"
surely you can afford to honor tho
ministers of .lesus Christ as God's
representatives.
But behaving yourself aright in
church implies not only due respect
to God's presence, in whose sanctuary you assemble, and to his representatives there, but also due respect to the strangers who come in
to worship with you at your church
altars. It not only means that we
should bow before God's altars and
in reverential tones say, "Our Father," but it also means that we
should give a warm, loving, Christian welcome to God's children who
would sit by our side. It means
that no church is a consecrated
Christian church unless all the men
and women alike, whether clothed in
silk or in homespun, whether rich or
poor, whether muster or servant,
shull be cordially greeted with an
open church door and an open church
pew.
But, though Christian etiquette in
the house of God should mean
much, how many churches aro sinfully trying to become the churches of
cluss instead of the churches of a
great Christian democracy? Can we
not, one and all, be largo hearted
enough to know that there is only
one true gospel aristocracy, und
thut belongs to the. noble serving
cluss which .lesus described when he
said, "Whosoever will be chief
among you, lei him be your servant?" As you would never lie rude
to my child because you love me, so
may we in our church etiquette never cast n slur upon God's children.
May we never jostle or push any one
away from us! We should all belong to the gospel clan. Wo should
feel that we are nil brothers und
sisters in Christ and that, therefore,
by ihe gospel liivsidc lliere shall be
plenty of room for all the members
of the gospel  family.
Lastly, refined a^t\ consecrated
church behavior is demonstrated us
much in the way a congregation disperses as in the way it assembles.
If I make a social cull upon you and
you are polite and respect me, you
do not try to show your impatience
even though 1 do stay a little longer time than I ought. You do nol
gupe and yawn and take out your
watch again and uguin to look what
time it may be. You do not get up
and go out into the hall and put
on your overcoat and then hold
your hut in your hand as though
you were ready to rim away at the
lirst opportunity. If you acted thus
I would certainly take the hint and
leave as soon us Atosaible.      Neither
should you be rude in church etiquette.
During the Inst part of the sermon
you should not be sighing nnd turning around to watch the clock. During the lust hymn and the last prayer you should remember that you arc
there to sing the praises ol God, to
hear his messuge or to commune
with him, and you should not meanly steal that time away from him to
button up your cout and lix your
wraps nnd put on your gloves. From
the beginning of the service to the
end you should honor the church, the
church altar, the sermon nnd the
music, because in so doing you are
honoring Christ.
As wo began with the words,
"That thou mayest know how thou
oughtcst to behave thyself in the
house of God," let us close with tho
psalmist's words which he wrote for
the temple when David sang, "I was
glad when they said unto me. Let
us go into the house of the Lord,"
he meant it, Let us prove by our
actions and our observance of
church etiquette that public worship
is not a drudgery and a repulsive
slavery, but a joy, a happiness and
an opportunity for continuous gospel pleasure. Let us worship "the
Lord in the beauty of holiness"
with refined   and consecrated church
Agricultural Nntan.
It is claimed that rye yields more
nitrogen to the soil than does clover
or any of its  kind except the lupin.
In transplanting from the hotbed
into flats use rich soil in the latter
to push the plants along.
Plowing sandy soil compared with
merely disking hns proved profitable
in tests with oats. Tho use of nine
to ten pecks of seed per acre gave
better results than the use of a
smaller  quantity.
SCHOOL OVERWORK^
G.UwIn Stall* .a  LaageTllT���Flala  U*.
las* BaSiljr Zxaralaa, Nt Ovarwerk���
rrapar Stimulan la Fnklla Saaoala.
Mr. Goldwin Smith, writing in Tha
Ladies' Home Journal on "The Reason for My Eighty Years," ascribes
his longevity and his ability at the
sg-a of eighty still to do work in
part to his not having been overworked at school,  and adds:
"I probably, however, owe something to plain living and bodily exercise, as well as to immunity from
overwork. At the school at which I
first was, though it deemed itself
first-class, the diet was such as I
suppose an American boy would
���corn. Our breakfast was bread a>d
butter and a cup of tea. Our dinner
was one helping of meat with vegetables, and one helping of pudding.
Our supper was tho same as our
breakfast. The food was good of its
kind. During the four years and
more which 1 spent at that school I
was never in bed for sickness, nor do
I remember that any one of my
schoolmates was. At college I did
not overwork myself. I never worked at night. But I took regular exercise, almost always on horseback.
When an examination approached I
rather reduced than increased my
amount of reading, thinking that
freshness and nerve would be worth
more to me in the trial than the little additional amount of knowledge.
I may add that, though I have never
lived by rule, my general habits have
been such as to preserve what my
early advantages had given me. I
have always taken plenty of exercise;
indulged a little, in my own country,
in field sports; and traversed Switzerland and tha Tyrol with my knapsack. It has been my habit to work
early in the morning, not late at
night."
"I see mention," continues Mr.
Smith, "made of some parents who,
being warned that their children were
in danger of being made sick by
overwork at school, declined to interfere, saying that sickness might be
cured, but want of education could
not. What is education? Is it not
preparation ���' for life? How can a
child be well prepared for life when
the physical energy necessary to sustain mental effort is impaired? Besides, however highly wc may value
education, character, after all, is the
main source both of usefulness and
happiness, and character can hardly
faii to share the weakness of un overwrought  and  enfeebled  frame."
Mr. Smith then dilutes on tho misgivings of our public school system.
"In the first pluce," ho says, "it is
mechanical. It must deal with all
children alike, regardless of differences of constitution, bodily or mental,
and of special destination in life.
There is a hackneyed story of a minister of education in Franco, thut
happy land of administrative uniformity, pointing to a bell in his oflico
and saying that when he rang that
bell the same lesson commenced in
all the public schools of France. The
story may be assumed to bo apocrypha, but its moral deserves consideration.
"in the second place, the system is
unpiireiital. Dr. Dice, in his work on
'Public School System of United
Stutes, dwells repeatedly and emphatically on this fact. He says thai
in some cases the indifference of parents is such thut they will not take
the trouble to ascertain whether the
school-rooms to which they s<nd
their children are in a proper
sanitary condition. Ordinary parents, thinking that the State has
taken tho training of the child out
of their hands, arc apt to discharge
themselves of the responsibility for
the formntion of the character, and
even to take part against a teacher  who  attempts  tho application  ol
discipline. An American, and one ot
the upper class, hus been heard io
suy that his children were gueste in
his home.
"In the third place, tho public
school is necessarily devoid not only
of religion, some form of which is
still for the mass of children the ordinary channel of moral principles,
but it is also without moral training of any kind beyond obedience to
the order and regulation of the
schools. This defect becomes more
serious when so many of the teachers are women, by whom boys after
a certain age can hardly be well controlled. The consequence seems to
appear in the manner of boys. We
are continually reading of cases of
juvenile crime, sometimes of a first-
class kind; and dime novels, though
they may be responsible, for a part
of this, can hardly be responsible for
the whole. The original public school
in Scotland or New England was not
unparental; it certainly was not un-
religious; and we may be pretty sure
that its  discipline was strong.
"Desire of rising in life," ha says
in conclusion, "which, if it is not the
actual teaching, forms the pervading
stimulus of the system, is io itself
desirable and laudable. It has vastly contributed to the wealth, progress and greatness of the industrial
and commercial republic. But wu
cannot all climb over each other's
heads. The lot of th* mass of us
must be cast in the station in which
we were born, and to imbue children
in general with the opposite notion
would be to sow th* seeds of general
discontent.
"There is a rather critical question, which I should like to see
treated, with regard to the relation
of the public school system to manual labor of the unskilled kind and
to domestic service. Is a pupil of
the public school often found engaged
in either? Is it not generally necessary to look to importation from
abroad for both? I do not venturs
to say anything positive on this subject, having no statistical information before me.
"There is in Canada���I do not
know whether there is in the United
States���a growing tendency on ths
part of those who can afford it to
resume parental privilege and duty
by resorting to voluntary schools."
A On
Lake Erie is the most dangerous
of a'l ths great lakes both for vessel property and human life.
Postarradnate Coarse.
Mrs. Richmond���Is your daughter going back to the cooking school this
year?
Mrs. Bronxborough���No; I'm going to
keep her home until she learns to cook
some dishes that we can afford to eat.
���Judge.   	
A Careful Student.
A good story is told in the London papers of an Oxford freshman who was
asked early in the beginning of the
term whether he had proved a certain
proposition in Euclid. "Well, sir," he
replied, "proved is a strong word. I
rendered It highly probable."
��� i
How She Studied It.
"She claims to have studied music* ]
"Well, she has���after a fashion."     j
"How is that?"
"Why, she has studied the pronunciation of the names of the great composers."���Brooklyn Eagle.
Felt Hla Importance.
A boy, having left school, started to
work in a factory. At the end of his
first day's work he returned home, evidently feeling quite a man. Taking off
his hat and coat, he threw them on the
floor, with a meaning look at his sister.
"Look here, Jim," said she; "hang
your clothes in their proper place."
"Hang them up yourself," he replied.
"Who do you think's keepin' ye?"���
London Standard.
Insrenfoua and directive.
"Three new families have moved
Into the neighborhood," she said, "and
I want to find out who they ore, but it
would be beneath my dignity to go
chasing about the neighborhood. I'll
just invite  Mrs.  Gossip to dinner."
A   Certain   Significance.
"Do you regard money us the supreme test of success?" asked the man
with tho artistic temperament.
".No." answered the practical person,
"but the absence of it is n pretty sure
sign of failure."���Washington Star.
Lticeniitlclnir.
The birth of liieeuuiklng dates hack
to the days of Greek maidens who
watched the spider make its web and
copied the pattern with Hue threads of
Ha:;. The art has developed to tho
point of producing brusscls point,
which Is so delicate in texture that the
dryness of the air makes the threads'
brittle; therefore the makers of the
finest kinds have to work in damp cellars, using magnifying glasses. On the
nltnr cloths nnd vestments of the
church will be seen the most beautiful
of the old rose point as It was made by
the nuns in their convent cells and dedicated to the use of the church. Every
one is familiar -with the painting of
"Queen Doss, the Dress Lover," which
shows her with high ruffles embroidered with seed pearls. The portraits of
Queen Charlotte display this keenest of
lace lovers In hoops of balloon-like
flounces of her priceless lace. Queen
Victoria preferred to lay away in lnvnn-
der boxes the piles of Inherited laces. \
the   oe:sk��atoi-i
MORRISSEY,    B.   C.
A SAFE DIET RULE.
Eat   the   Smallest   Amount   of  Fe��4
That  Will  Preserve  Health.
How shall one determine how much
food to eat? Too much mystery has
been thrown about this subject. Let
jour sensations decide. It must be kept
In mind that the entire function of digestion and assimilation is curried on
without conscious supervision or concurrence. It should be entirely unfelt
aud unknown, excepting by the feeling
of bien etre which accompanies and
follows Its normal "Z3*ompllshment.
Satiety is bad. It Implies a sensation
of fullness in the region of the stomach, and that means that too much
food has been taken. The exact correspondence in a healthy animal between the appetite and Ihe amount of
food required is extraordinary. As a
rule, the meal, unless eaten very slowly, should cease before the appetite is
entirely satisfied, because a little time
is required for the outlying organs and
tissues to feel the effects of the food
that has been Ingested. If too little has
been taken. It is easy enough to make
It up at tho next meal, and the appetite will be only the better and the food
more grateful.
No one was ever sorry for having
voluntarily eaten too little, while millions every day repent having eaten too
much. It has been said tlfSt the great
lesson homeopathy taught the world
was this���that whereas physicians had
been in tho habit of giving the patient
the largest dose he could stand, they
have been led to see that their purpose
was better subserved by giving him
the smallest dose that would produce
the desired effect. And so It Is with
food. Instead of eating, as most people unfortunately do. as much as they
can, they should eat the smallest
amount that will keep them iu gosd
health.���Hoger S. Tracy In Century.
The Explanation.
"He says he moves in the best society."
"So he does. He owns a furniture
van."���Smart Set.
.lane PouUney. aged 95, who recently broke her neck by fulling downstairs, was the widow of Edward
I'oultney, who was the founder nnd
governor of a rescue home for boys
on the site now occupied by I'll*, ilar-
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their children  are teething.
With Lord Roberts ends the line,
instituted in 1674. of British Commanders-in-Chief, Of the eighteen
who have consecutively held ofllce,
nine were English, tltroo Irish, two
Anglo-Irish, two Scotch, one French,
and one Gorman.
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Eustachian Tube. When this tube Is Inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or Imperfect hearing, and when it Is entirely closed, Deafness Is
the result, and unless the inflammation can be
taken out and this tube restored to Us normal
condition, hearing will be destroyed forever;
nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh,
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Hall'n Family Pills are tho best.
Not for many years have such
dense shoals of sprats been nm: with
in the Wash, and the extraordinary
cargoes that have been landed recently have caused a slump in Ihe food
market, so that the catches have
been sent away in trucks for manure
at Ifis per ton.
Your doctor will tell you that
thin, pale, weak, nervous children become strong and well
by taking Ayer's Sarsaparilla.
Small doses, for a few days.
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The change is very prompt
and very marked. Ask your
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"When 13 years old, for many monthi no
one thought I conld live because of thin blood.
Bat, in a few weeks, Ayer's S��rsapart, la com-
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Few peoplo in the Capital are ns well
known and popular as Mr. "Sam"
Cassidy, proprietor of the Bijou Hotel, Metcalf Street. As a humor and
flshorman of more than local reputation, ho has become known to followers of the rod and gun all over the
country, and many of the members at
parliament who make an annual sojourn here aro counted among his per.
sonal friends.
The news, therefore, that he has
found a complete cure for a dangerous malady will give general satisfaction.    Speaking of it he says :
"My friends all know that I have
boon troubled for years with Stone
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neai'iy every remedy I could think of,
I was unable to get better.
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As a last resort I tried them and
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li the disease is ol' the Kirln.'.ys or
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convalescent officers of the army and
navy, the requisite changes at Osborne are being rapidly effected. The
mansion and park, it will be remembered, were given for this purpouo by
King Edward.
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An electrical engineer of London
has lost his life at Taininey, t.Vunty
Donegal. While he aud his companions were standing on a pier, a huge
wave swept In, and ho was carried
out  to sea and drowned.
There never was and never will be a
universal panacea, in one remedy, for all
ills to which Hush is heir��� the very nature of many curatives being such that
were the eerms of other and cliHorentlV
seated disease rooted In the system of
the uatient���what would relieve one ill
in turn would aggravate the other. We
have, however, in Quinine Wine, when
obtainable in sound, unadulterated siate.
11 remedy for many and "rievous ilis. Jly
its gradual and judicious use the frailest
systems are led into convalescence and
strength by the influence which Quinine
exerts on nature's own restoratives. It
relieves the drooping spirits ol' lliose
Willi whom a chronic stale of morbid
despondency und lack of Interest in lifr
is a disease, and bv trnnciuilizing the
nerves, disposes to sound and refreshing
sleep���imparts vigor to tho action of the
blood, which, being stimulated, course
through the veins. strengthening the
healthy animal functions ol Ihe system
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Improved appetite. Northrop & Lyman
ot Toronto. hnve given lo the public
their .Superior Quinine Wine nt the usual
rale. _ ami, guuged by the opinions ol
scientists, the wine approaches nearest
perfection of any in the market. All
Iruggists sell it,
Carpenter's Mute William Proctor,
30, of II. M, gunboat Cockatrice, nnd
a native of Devcn, has been killed by
falling down a stair at Greonock.
"���luck." (he (I.W.R. dog stationed
al Reading, collected ��50 last year
for ihe O.W.R. Servants' Widows and
Orphans Fund, which supports [,357
widows und 434 orphans.
Condon and Carlisle are mnv conp-
lod up with underground teiegvuph.
enliles. und tho system is being rapidly pushed Into Scotland, and not a
day too soon.
London  is shortly lo   be ��� provided
with motor omnibuses.
Illuminated   street   names   are  suggested for London.
Several men have boon lined in
Monmouthshire for being helplessly
drunk on rhubarb wine.
For  a  Lincolnshire  funn   for  which
the owner paid ��24,000 thirty years
go.  ��4,000 is now the highest  offer.
Liverpool magistrates suspect, that
telephones aro being used by be'ling
men, nnd these are to be suppressed
in  drinking Miops.    What next ?
The Lord Mayor of Manchester says
that when he was a lad he earned
only is 6d a week, is 5d of which he
took  home  to his mother.
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AN OLD INDIAN  LEGEND.
Tradition   of the  Origin   of   Wl1r.1t,
Corn anil Tobacco.
"I hnve been favored with nn Indian
tradition concerning the origin of tobacco, Indian corn and wheat, which,
although you may have seen it before,
I shall relate," said the poet laureate
of all the Faseagoulas.
"At some distant period two Indian
youths, pursuing the pleasures of the
chase, were led to a remote and unfrequented part of the forest, where,
being fatigued and hungry, they sat
down to rest themselves and to dress
their victuals. Wliile they were thus
employed the spirit of the woods, attracted as it Is supposed by the uu-
usal and savory smell of the venison,
approached them iu the form of a
beautiful female and seated herself
beside them. The youths, awed by the
presence of so superior a being and
struck with gratitude for the condescension which she hiul shown them in
becoming their guest, presented lo her
In the most respectful manner a share
of their repnst, which she was pleased
to accept und upon which she regaled
with seeming satisfaction.
"The repast being finished, tho female spirit, having thanked them cordially for their attention nnd informed
them that if they would return to the
same place after the revolution of
twelve moons they would find something which would recompense their
kindness, disappeared from their sight.
The youths, having watched the revolving moons nnd having returned at
the appointed time, found that upon
the place on which the right arm of
the goddess had reclined an ear of Indian corn had sprung up, under her
left a stalls of wheat, and from the spot
on which she had been seated was
'growing a flourishing plant of tobacco.
NEW YEAR'S CUSTOMS.
French families always make a special point of being reunited at the New
Year.
Tho nomnns always make it a practice to appear in new clothing on New
Year's day.
The peasants of Italy hall the New
Year by beating wildly on frying pans
aud shovels.
The custom of making gifts at tho
New Year is supposed to have originated will) the ancient Uoraans.
On New Year's eve Chinese merchants pull down their old advertising posters and put up new ones.
In Greece the father of a family, however poor, must give his wife and each
child a New Year present of money.
Scotsmen regard the taking of money on New Year's day as a very risky
proceeding, even though It bo in payment of a debt.
In Germany If millet and herrings
only be eaten on New Year's day it is
believed that money will be plentiful
all through the year.
In Japan at the New Tear business
generally is suspended, both private
and public. The jinrikisha cooly is the
only man who works.
Coal In Folklore.
Trobably most policemen could have
answered the question of the magistrate who asked a burglar in court
why he carried about pieces of coal.
Among other coal folklore is the burglar's Arm failh that the possession
of a piece confers good luck, and when
searched in . the police station it is
usually found in his pocket. A belief
in coal as a talisman is said to have
been held by the early Britons, and it
is certainly frequently found in their
burial places converted Into personal
ornaments, such ns beads, etc. Believers in dreams maintain that to dream
of coal is u certain sign of coming riches. Then, too, there is the speculum
or mirror of divination���that caused
such a sensation in the sixteenth century���of Dr. Dee. which subsequently
formed part of the Strawberry Hill
collection. It was formed of cannel
conl, though file doctor pretended to
have received it from the angels.���
London Chronicle.	
Her  Hum!.
Suitor���Will you give uie your dough'
ter's hand, sir? Mr. Candid���Certainly;
I shall lie very glad io get rid of it, for
It's always in my pocket.
A little Sunlight Soap will clean
cut glass and other articles until
they shine and sparkle. - Sunlight
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THE  MINISTER'S WIFE.
She Una Her Trials and Sorrows, bat
Also  lli'i' Reward.
Tlie minister's wife exercises the
statesmanship necessary to maintain a
well ordered and cultured home on a
small Income���a home constantly under inspection by the whole parish.
She sets a fashion in becoming dress
which tones up the taste of many of
her parishioners whose husbands' incomes aro two or three times as large
as the minister's 61111117. She is the
pastor and the actual bead of the too
numerous women's and children's organizations in tlie church, and she manages to keep most of the jealousies of
their loaders from coming to the surface. She listens sympathetically to
the confidences of the young women of
the congregation, and tho small wedding fees which occasionally fall into
her lap are meager wages for all the
time and thought she has given aud
the teas she has served to bring about
these weddings���services which her
neighbors may laugh at, but which are
the most delicate and valuable of all
ministries when they issue in happy
homes.
She knows the pains, the joys and
the sorrows of motherhood, and she has
strengthened the courage of many a
shrinking wife faltering on the threshold of un unknown realm. When sho
has closed the eyes of the darling of
her heart in the last sleep she goes
out to cheer weary watchers by sick
beds and to give her silent sympathy
to mourners who will not be comforted. She holds her queenly way in poverty, trial and not seldom under unkind and unjust criticism, and as she
grows older a light radiates from her
patient face which moves discerning
friends who otherwise would pity her
to say, "Verily, she has her reward!"���
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Gout and life had lost its attraction owing to
tho uncertainty o( health and the suddea
visitations of the enemy which prostrated mo
for months, or weeks, according to the virulence
of the a' tacks
"Blair's Pills have rendered me Immense
service, as I no longer fnar an attack of Gout.
"For the last twenty months I have been
comparatively free, as one or twoatUmptod
Visitations have been Immediately stamped*
out by ihe assistance of Blair's Pills.
"1'ruly yours, (Signed) SjAML, W. Laeeu."
IAJU.v, SOJiS a Co., Tomato nod Vontronl.
J. ff. IIIIISIIALR, SeepAwa, n*��.
She   Wan   Too   Knthusins'lc.
"Teaching to me," said an euihusias-
lic young schoolmistress, "is a holy
calling. To sow in the young mind the
needs of future knowledge and watch
them as they grow and develop is a
pleasure greater than I can toll. I
never weary of my work. My thoughts
are only of"���
"I am very sorry," Interrupted the
young man lo whom she was talking,
"that you are so ('..voted lo your profession, Miss Clara. I had hoped that
some day I might have asked you���in
fact, I called tonight���but I hardly dare
go on, In tho light of what you"���
"You may go on, Mr. Smith," said the
young lady softly, "I am a little too
enthusiastic at times perhaps."
I'Kiinl  Kind.
Muggins���Is that an upright piano
next door?
Rtlggins���Give it up. All I know is
that it's a downright nuisance.���Philadelphia Itecord.
Wasteful  Kxlrnvnganes.
"Jim Brownleo is going to give the
<wellesl dinner they've ever had at the
.'lull."
"An expensive one, ch?"
"Von bet it Is!   They're going to have
��ggs in three different styles!"-""
D>
_ IZZUf    .
Appetite poor?*/ Bowels
constipated? Tongue coated?
Head ache? It's your liverl
Ayer's Pills are liver pills, all
YpgCtaUlPn      sixty yean.        LottoU, M..S.
a -1   -���hi-,���11��� nnn   ' ~i  ��� '��� r   ' ���     "" " ���      " ���"        "      n     1 ~ "1
Waat your moustache or beard
a beautiful brown or rich black? Uie
BUCKINGHAM'S DYE
PPTT C
a r. hah, a co.. iTAnrrgA, s. s.
George Thomas Hodmen, a clerk 111
the employ 01 Donald Currie .s. ( a
was remanded at the Mansion House
upon a charge of stealing ci.rios tc
the value of ��1,000, tln> property of
the firm.
General and Lady Audrey llullcr
have, sold their London house, and
henceforth Sir Redvers will load tho
life of a country squire nt Credll.ou,
Devonshire,
Pity for the poor parson ! Purinjr
the past ten years over one hundred
Church of England clergymen have
been admitted to the English workhouses or pauper lunatic nsylun.r.
W    IV     KJ     No    473 Morrissey Despatch
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HliDAY, MAY   0,  1801.
A YEAR OLD THIS WEEK.
Last Sunday, May Int., was the anniversary of the opening of Morrissey
Mines townsite, This town is now a
yearling, and one has only to look at the
large, commodious, expensive buildings
here to realize what a healthy yearling
it is.
Twelve short months to accomplish
this! It is certainly something of
which to be proud.
Hero we have many different business
houses serving the public in varied
li ii s. Dry goods' merchants, hardware,
merchants, grocerymen, confectioners,
gent's furnishers, bakers, barber, white
��� laundry man, druggist, doctor, lawyer,
and tlie finest hotel accommodation in
the province, barring the coast cities.
To know our business houses wo refer you to the columns of the Despatch,
as all who are enterprising and have the
interest of the town at heart show it by
patronizing the local paper.
Our town is bound to go ahead. It
Cannot be Stopped, We have the re
sources, the industry, and the situation.
Tnoro is every reason to believe that in
three years to*ns of importance at pre-
in B.C. will bo outdistanced and outgrown by this youngster, which will be
by that time ono of the busiest towns of
the Kootenays.
Who can tell what this town will be
when two years of age ? Some things
we can forsee as the result of another
year's progress: school, jail, electric
light, improved water works, good
roads and sidewalks, a good English-
speaking mining population, and work
for a largo number of such men. This
is a modest view, but some, more hopeful, may seo a more busy centre, a great
growth in population, extensive building operations, and general boom as the
result of favorable outcomos to some
present undeveloped schemes.
Morrissey Minus is a yearling and a
healthy one.
Tho Toronto clairvoyant would have
helped Fernie none had she warned
them, even if they had faith in such
prophecy. They depended on a squirt
gun and a mud-clogged water pipe to
stop a blaze in a fire-trap town.
* *     ��
Without any intention of soft-soaping
anyone or every body, as that is out of our
lino, we can stale our belief that there
it no other small town in the province
where could be found a morn gentlemanly, courteous, and intelligent body of
men, taken all in all, than are the citizens, of Morrissey Mines.
* *     #
The Fernie fire should open our eyes
to the need of proper fire protection in
Morrissey Mines. We have a water
main but no hydrant and no hose. The
pressure is weak that it would bo of no
use anyway. We want that pipe fixed,
tho.se leaks stopped to which we referred last week, the pressure increased,
and hydrants put in. If the Coal Co,
will do that we can depend on our citizens procuring hoso and other apparatus for fire use.
* *     *
The blame for the Fernio conflagration can be laid on the Coal Company.
Tho water supply failed, and littlo more
could be expected with a waterworks
system such as they have there. A
four-inch main is by no means adequate
for decent fire protection in a town the
size of Fernie, but to have that small
pipe half slogged with mud is truly an
abominable condition. There is no excuse for it. A predicament as realized
Friday morning could have been fore
seen by any intelligent person acquainted
with such matters. The decrease in the
water pressure ,vhen the coke is being
cooled at the ovens has been so marked
aud the power has so frequently failed
that such dependence on the water-
supply in case of a fire has been sadly
misplaced. Tho remedy will likely be
applied now, and a larger main put in.
Tho Japs, by the two recent land victories, have again proved worth of being
allies to the British.
* *     *
Tho acting-general manager of tho
coal company cannot make any statement at present regarding tho situation,
ho says.
# *     *
It is evident thai the outcome of the
present difficulty, in either event, will
see tho beginning of that rapid growth
hud humming time here.
# #     *
The Morrissey route is the only proper
route to tho Flathead. Week after
week more men who know express their
belief and knowledge that this is true.
* *     *
G. Q. S. Lindsay, managing director
of the coal company, denies that there
Is anything in the story of J. J. Hill
���seeking dontrol. We do not take his
K.C.ship's denial seriously.
Nelson a Distributing Point.
Nelson. B.C., April 28.���Advices have
been received from F, W. Peters, Assistant Freight Traffic Manager for the
Western lines of the C.P.R., from St.
Paul, to the effect that Nelson has been
made a distributing point for tho Kootenays. The wholesalers of the city
have been agitating for a long time to
secure tho concession. The fact that it
has been secured is hailed with satisfaction by the people generally. Its effect will be to make Nelson tho wholesale centre for East and West Kootenay.
In order to obtain the consent of the
Great Northern Railway Mr. Peters was
compelled to make a special trip to St.
Paul. Considerable of tho credit for
securing it is due to Harry E. Mac-
Donoll, the General Freight Agent for
the C.P.R. in the Kootenays.
It is said that tho effect of the concession will be to largely increase the
number of wholesale houses end to add
to the business of those already located
there.
The rush is ��n ...
*W3jBM
,. 'i
They are going into the Flathead Coal and Oil fields. The
Flathead couutry in the not distant future wifl rival the great
Pennsylvania Coal and Oil region. . . .
The coining spring will see thousands of people going into
the new Eldorado. Morrissey Mines is the nearest point to
start from.   It is the outfitting point.
THE   HLEXHWDRH   H0TEL,    Morrissey Mines.
STEPHENS BROS. & e����� Proprietors.
Union Barber
Shop.
For a good clean shave,
an artistic hair cut or a
shampoo, patronize the Union Barber Shop.
E. flACE,    -   Proprietor.
MORBISBBV MINES.
New
Clothing
Hats & Caps
Color'd Shirts
and
The Genuine
Slater Shoe
Gillis and
Richardson
THE GENT'S
FURNISHERS
UNION-MADE
\
^i
LL��THING
^���IStBn*"*-**^
Gent's Furnishings, Shoes, etc.
J. J. MURPHY
Morrissey Mines,   -   -   B.C.
W. R. Koss F. C. Lawe
J. S. T. Alexander
Ross, Alexander & Lawe
BARRISTERS. SOLICITORS, ElC.
Morrissey Mines       -      -       -      B- C.
Choy Block
DOES YOUR WATCH
KEEP GOOD TIME?
If not, allow us to fix and guarantee it.
STRATHEARN, THE JEWELLER,
Opposite Western Hotel.
��� '* �� r v/ s\ ��� > ���
Fine Candies,
Nuts, Tobacco,
Cigars and
Fruit
If You Have
Go to
L.W.PATMORE
MORRISSEY MINES.
Notary Public.    Insurance.
The Clark House
Cor. 3rd Street
smd 4th ave.,
ijsey Mimes,
Try It.
SHAW'S
any Draying to do, any
freight to haul from the
Junction, wood or coal
required, remember
A. BURNEY	
PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY.
THE . ..
MORRISSEY
...BREWERY
Beer and Porter is unexcelled.    It is m
from the purest of malt and hops.   The Beer
that will make Morrissey famous.
Have you tried it ?    We are turning out
the proper article.   .   .
The Crow's Nest Brewing Co., Ltd.
MORRISSEY, B.C.
D. CLARK, - �� Proprietor. Uua^^^a^^ OP LOCAL INTEREST.
Chas. Parrell is in Moyie on business
this week.
Meth. service in the Alexandra hotel
Sunday at 3 o'clock.
Another wedding will take place in
the upper town shortly.
John Moffatt, of Fernie, wa> in town
a few days this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Dallas, .if Grand Forks,
are tlie quests of C. Valley.
Mrs. John Mai&on, of Cowley, Alberta,
is tiro uuest of Mrs. Chas. Simister.
Mrs. I). Clark returned Wednesday
evening from a ten days visit in Nelson.
T. Richards is suffering from the
effects of a bullet passing through his
finger .is it was hurrying from the barrel of a ritie.
A cyclone struck the office Monday
morning, but it did not affect us materially, as we had nothing to apologise
for.   The cap fitted.
E. Mace has had his tonsorial build
ing moved across the street onto tho
lot, which he recently purchasod, east
���of the Crow's Nest store.
LOST���On the railway track, Somewhere lietwcen tho new town and the
tipppn, a bent-stem pipe, with amble
mouthpiece, in yellow case. Finder will
confer a favor by leaving same at this
office.
Rev. J. H. White, Superintendent of
Methodist missions in B.C., visited Morrissey on Tuesday, and left Wednesday
morning, with Rev. fl. B. Smith, to nt
tend the sessions of East Kootenny district meeting held in Cranbrook on
Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
The P. Burns Co., whose meat market
. wont up in tho big Fernie smoke, opened
up the same day in temporary quarters,
tho Salvation Army building. The
mnttos and banners on the wall aro in
some instances quite nppropriate, such
sis "Ask and Ye shall Receive ." "Worthy
is the Lamb," and " Died for Sinners,"
The Coal Co., wc understand, have
sufficient fire apparatus in their posses
sion that fire could bo extinguished at
Tonkin should it start. Query : bow
many people know where it is and would
manipulate it in case of lire. It might
be wise for some of the permanent rest
dents of Tonkin to get a few lessons in
the use of the hose, and no doubt the
officials would be pleased to give such
instructions.
The news of the Fernie conflagration
<lid not roach Morrissey Mines until
about eight o'clock that morning, when
word came from the Junction. Fernie
is only ten miles distant, but the mountains blocked the vision of flames to
some who might have been aware of the
blaze ollierwi.se. A nu inber from here
went down to view the remains, however, among the number being Messrs
Clark, Tranter and ye editoi first con
tingent of foot, followed by Messrs.
Hansen, Lawe, Rogers, Farrell and
Stewart by C.P.R. transport, and another contingent of foot Composed of
Mrs. II. Oldland and E. F. Ashley-Coo-
por Saturday morning, after which
came W. Forrest. On Sunday two cavalry, Messrs. Huber and Mitchell, gal
loped down to the front at Fernio, also.
W. J. lilundell took tho express down
Friday evening.
Many amusing stories are told of the
looting and attempts to prevent it during tlie fire at Fernie. Soveral men that
afternoon wero suffering from sore feet,
havinginjured those extremities while
paying forcible attentions to foreigners
who were trying to get away with goods
at the morning lire. Others had used
their fists on frequent occasions, the
"old town" residents by common instinct taking it for granted that anything they could carry away was licensed
loot, and only forco could deter them.
The goods piled up ousido by those saving it from the burning buildings was
walked off with as speedily as possible,
and many men let goods burn that they
could have saved from tho flames, rather
than have the articles stolen. The
police have since raided nnd searched
many houses in tho foreign quarter, and
arrested a number of suspects,
Many of the citizens of Tonkin express their dissatisfaction with the new
mail sorvice.
A few of the youny people of Morrissey Mines got together on Monday evening to make arrangements for giving a
dance Wednesday night. About seventy-five invitations wero sent out on
Tuesday, but, owing to the short notice
and the wet night, as many did not
respond as would have otherwise. However, there was a nice number present,
about twenty couple, and the dancing
was' much enjoyed. Mr. Staobler, the
pianist, put up excellent music, and on
every side could be hoard compliments
to his waltzes especially. Refreshments
were served about midnight, the program of twenty-four numbors being then
half over, after which the dancing was
continued until 2 o'clock. The general
impression is that it was one of the best
that has been.
Another Slavonic celobration at Tonkin this week has resulted in damage to
tho company's houses and gave a big
scD'e to the people all around. Con
stables Tranter and Bcadown came
down from Fernie, where, the latter was
on duty connected with the extra fire
force, and they investigated the affair on
Wednesday. It appears that a part of
the celebration program was tho blowing up of a Slav, houso, hut the prepara
tions were interrupted before the fuse
was ignited, and the men ran away
Warrants were sworn out for two of
them, Mike Oorck and John Garbar,
Gorck being arrested, but not so Garbar,
who left town. The witnesses against
the prisoner failed to appear at the
hearing before the J.P., so tho man wa.-
acquitted.
Going In from Morrissey *
T. M. Turner with another prospector
nnd old mountaineer who is vory famil
iar with this district, went into the
Flathead from Morrissey Mines this
weok, outfitting at the Crow's Nest
Trading Co.'s storo on Tuesday. They
aro staking claims for a party of Montreal capitalists. The locator is the
man who blazed the C.P.R. trail through
hore somo years ago, and he expresses
himself strongly in favor of tho route up
the ravine from here to tho Flathead
They expect pack-horses to be sent hor<
shortly for their use over this trail.
Football eiiil) Organized.
A meeting was held in the Gourlay
House on Friday evening last for the
purpose of forming a football club. Enthusiasts to tho number of twenty wore
present.
The following officers were electod :���
President, J. Kav ; Sec'y - treas., W.
Hoffman; Managing Committee, Messrs.
Ross, Henderson, Gorrie, Eacrett and
Perkins. The season membership fee
was fixed at ��1.00. An arrangemont was
made for the immediate purchase of
ball, and on Thursday evening there
was to be a turnout on the grounds to
put things in shape for practice.
Buy Your
and
Stationery
���   ���   at   ���   .
E. C. WILLSON
Drug Store
Mr*
rhe
Canadian Bank of Commerce,
HEAD OFFICE TORONTO.
Paid-up Capital, $8,700,000.
Reserve Fund $3,000,000.
HON. GEO. A. COX, Pres. B. E. WALKER, General Mgr.
Savings Department
Deposits of 11.00 and upwards received and interest allowed at current rates.     Depositors are subject to no delay when
depositing or withdrawing funds.
FERNIE BRANCH,
E. H. BIRD, Manager.
MINERS, Lumbermen,
and working-men of all
classes get the greatest
value by baying at
THE PIONEER STORE
Jos. Aiello, prop.
Tony (��Jaravetta
Successor to F. Moncuso.
A full line of
...Groceries
Next door to the Western
Hotel.
Wood   and - Coal
ueiiverea
To any part of the district.
Baggage transferred from
the Junction. All orders
for draying promptly filled
if left with
" Bill " the Drayman.
MORKISSEY   MINES.
Meat Iflarket.
MORRISSEY MINES.
Fresh and Cured Meats, Fish,
Game and Poultry.
Your Trade Solicited.
R. W, Rogers.
The fuel saved in one season by a
Strathcona
Mot Blast Heater will mort
than pay for the stove.
It gives these results because
it burns the gas half of
the coal.   For sale at
Patmore's
Everything in
Fishin
...Tackle
can be supplied by us.
Letter Orders filled
per RETURN MAIL
or EXPRESS.
Sheppard & Elliott
HARD WAKE
FERNIE, B.C.
. . The. .
estern Hotel
MORRISSEY MINES
SPECIAL RATES TO B0ARDER5
Our Liquors and Cigars are The Best.
Try Them.
T. Rader & Co., Props.
We fife        Have You
Herewith Heard
the Goods. Hboutit?
That is why our trade
is rapidly increasing in
Fernie and this locality.
Our stock of Poultry,
Fresh and Cured Meats
is complete, and everything is clean and up-
to-date. Orders by mail
receive our prompt attention.
Fernie Branch
Calgary Cattle Co.
The up-to-date line of
Genral Dry Goods, Cent's
Furnishings, Boots & Shoes,
Fancy Goods, Notions and
Smalhvare, Jewellery and
Watches, etc.
We can " fix you up "
in short order, if your wants
are within rhe above named
list.
Kfoury Bros,
Opposite the Alexandra HotoL. HONEST ABE. U. 8. M.
He Writen Some Poetry For Uncle Jo.
White,   Who   It   In   Love
With  a Widow.
[Copyright. 1903. by C. B. Lewla.]
IFOL'XD Uncle Josh While at llle
fnniiliou.se gate the other day as
1 drove up with �� letter, hut 1 noticed when I whs yet a quarter of
a mile nwiiy that his white locks nnd
Venerable whiskers bud been dyed a
jet black by the village barber. Uncle
Josh Is seventy-two years old and has
COO wrinkles on his face, nnd the black
hair and whiskers made him look too
fuuny for anything.
"Hello," I snld as I drove up, "but
what's become of Uncle .losli? I don't
remember to hnve seen him lately."
"Uncle Josh Is nround, I guess," he
answered, with n pleased look.
"Olid to henr it. Didn't know but
he'd gone out west. Just give him this
letter nnd my best respects."
"Abe, don't you know meV" he asked
ns he took the letter.
"You ure Uncle Josh's boy Jim, I
reckon."
"Look again."
"By John, if it ain't Uncle Josh himself.' Well, well! Say, Uncle Josh, it
you only had a but on your shoulder
I'd say you were going out to play "two
old cat' with the kids, Gone right
buck to thirty years old, and as good
looking a chap us can be found in the
country.   How did you do it?"
"Abe," he said as he stroked his
whiskers and kept one eye on the
house, "I was waitin' for you. Von
are a truthful man. Mebbe you know
what my true age is, but I want In
ask you how old I look jest as I stand
here? If you wns a stranger whnl
would you guess my age to be?"
"I'd say from thirty to thirty-five.
Uncle Josh���not a day more."
"Wouldn't you say forty-five?"
"Never. I'd allow up to thirty-five
and then bet two to one."
"Then that settles it, nnd they may
blow till they cun't blow no longer.
it's tho huir nnd whiskers, Abe. I've
had 'em fixed up a bit. nnd Surah nnd
Bill have been jumpiu' on me about it.
They both sny I look to be ninely und
that I hain't got the sense of a hen to
go nnd color up. I couldn't see that 1
looked over forty, and you sny that 1
don't look over thirty-five, aud they
may talk and be hanged to 'em."
"Aud what's in the wind, Uncle
JosbV" I said ns I gave him a wink.
"Kin you keep it, Abe?"
"Of course."
"Then it's the now widder that's
moved on to tlie old Frazer farm. Seen
her yit?"
"No."
"Waal, she's a daisy. Only thirty-five,
handsome as un alarm clock and wuth
$10,000.   Abe, I'm on her trail."
"Shoo. Uncle Josh!"
"On   her  trail,   Abe,  and   bound  to
overhaul her.   I stopped there the other
"AUE, DON'T YOU KNOW  ME?" HE ASKm.
day to see If she wnntcd lo buy nny
hogs, and I fell in love wilh her before
she had opened her mouth. Her name
U Snyder now, but I'll make her change
il lo While within a year or break my
back a-tryin'. I've told Sarah and
Bill so. nnd they ure tnnkln' tilings
mighty hot for me. They say I've got
one foot in the grave and won't live n
year, but you see how little they know
about it."
"And so you are going to propose to
the Widow Snyder, ell?" 1 asked when
I had got my breath back.
"Jest as shore as turnips is turnips,
Abe, and I ain't goin' lo waste much
time about it either. I want to begin
courtin' right away, and that's where
you come in."
"Bui I can't court for you."
"I don't want you to. The day I
called the widder and me talked mostly
about bogs and cows, but she let il
drop thllt she loved poetry and had a
tender feelin' for poets. You are a
poet. Abe. and a gol (turned good one."
"And you want ber to fall in love
With me?   I see."
"You don't see nuthin' of the sort
I want you to do me the biggest favor
on earth by writin'. me some poetry
nnd lettin' me pass it off ns my own.
I ain't olT'crin' you money down, but
I'm snyin' that from the day I marry
the Widder Snyder your hay, oats, butter and tnters won't cost you a red
cent. Sarah and Bill have gone to
towli today, nnd you jest come in for a
glass of milk nnd a piece of pie and
start that courtin' off for me."
Half an hour later I had turned the
wheel and ground out:
You may tell me o.' mountains and valleys
and streams.
Of dells mtdst tho tall whispering pine.
Of meadows that charm and waters that
roll
As the sun In the west doth decline;
Tou  may  sing me the song of the aad
nightingale;
You may sing me the aweet robin's lay;
You may  vnuiat* the notes or the gray
meadow lark
And praise up the notes of the Jay;
You may tell of the rose as It blooms by
the door:
You may talk of the tulip and pink;
You may cull me the choicest and rarest
of blooms,
But I shall continue to think
That nothing; on earth can compare with
my Jane.
Oh, would that I now stood beside her
To show to the world tha tu-mul-tu-ous
love
I've got for the widder named Snyder!
Uncle Josh had sat beside me at the
kitchen table as I wrote, sometimes
trying to read a line without Ms
glasses and again gazing into vacancy
and uttering long sighs. When I had
finished I read the poem to him und
asked how he liked it.
"Abe," he replied as he brought his
fist down on the table, "the Widder
Snyder is mine from this hour. There
hain't no widder on earth who kin
stand up ag'in siclt poetry as that It'll
wobble ber from head to heel, and all
I've got to do is to l'oller it up by ask-
In' ber to have me. By thunder, Abe,
but I'll put them verses ag'in any man's
million dollars and win out. If I'd sot
down and tried for a million years I
couldn't have done half so well."
"Wero your hair and whiskers dyed
when you called at tlie willow's?" I
asked as he followed me out to the
gate.
"No, Abe, nnd I'm a lectio bothered
about that She'll see in a minit that
there has been a change, and mebbe
she'll ask about il. I don't want her
to think I'm vain, you know, but what
can I tell her?"
"That you were struck by lightning.
It always turns white hair black. Tell
her that a thunderbolt knocked you
down while you were splitting rails."
"I'll do it, Abe. It did thunder tlie
other day, and she must have heard it.
Y'es, I was knocked over by a blamed
big thunderbolt, but all the harm It
did was to turn my bail and whiskers
black and set mo back to thirty-five
years old. There ain't no flies on you,
young man."
Uncle Josh was to copy and send the
poem off that afternoon, and he thought
he should have an answer in a couple
of days. He did have one. Two days
later he stopped me at the barnyard
and beckoned me Into the barn. I noticed that he was pale and agitated,
nnd I feared that Sarah or Bill might
be seriously ill.
"I've got nn answer from the Widder
Snyder," he said ns his chin quivered.
"Oh, I see!  Well, what is it?"
For answer he took from his pocket
a folded sheet of foolscap and handed
it to me.  A woman's hand had used a
pencil to write:
You may tell me of donkeys and asse3 and
sich,
Of men who have wheels In their head:
You may sing me the song of the old gander goose
Or the calf who Is 111 In his bed;
You may tell me of meadows and valleys
and rills;
You may talk of the surf on the shore;
You may send me a car load of roses and
pinks
And tempt me with pansles galore.
But I  shall still   think as  the days Bee
away
And the winds of old winter doth sigh
That tho fool of a man who takoth the
cake
Is the fool who resorts lo the dye.
"Abe, what does it mean?" tremblingly asked Undo Josh as I handed
him back the paper.
"It means that the Widow Snyder
doesn't want to become the Mrs.
While," I replied.
"She turns me down, does she?"
"She does."
"And I go back to seventy-two years
again, don't I?"
"I guess you do."
"And you won't mistake me for my
son again?"
"Not baldly."
"Waal, I'll go nnd git soft soap and
hartshorn and wash off this dye aud
let the Widder Snyder go to Texas.
And-and"���
"And what?" I asked.
"You kin go there too."
 M. QUAD.
The Trouble.
"I wonder why Mr. Oldbow goes to
see Miss Frocks after she has rejected
him so emphatically," remarked Ho-
jack.
"Just to pass away the time," suggested Tomdlk.
"But the reason he was refused was
that he had already passed away too
much time."-
Pronrrcas.
Parke���How is your little girl getting
on with her music?
Lane ���First rate. I haven't been
home much, but my neighbors are beginning to speak to me again.���Life.
Sorry He  Spoke.
Aunlie��� Whom do you love best?
Dolly���Mamma.      ���"
Auntie-Who next? - -,-
Dolly-V'ou.
Auntie���Who next?
Dolly-Baby.
Father (from tho background)���And
where does daddy come In?
Dolly���Two o'clock In the morning,���
Buffalo School No. 50 Weekly.
Not In Congress.
"The Bill before the bouse."
���New York Evening Journal.
Uf-i   Reward.
"I thought," lie said, "that I knew
how to make love."
"And don't you?"
"Well, it didn't seem to work right
when I told Hose she was the only girl
I had ever loved."
"What did she say?"
"She said she'd never marry a liar."
-Chicago I'nst.	
Tlie   Gentlewoman.
A woman lo be well dressed must,
first of nil, be exquisitely neat and
clean. Her ciolhing may not always
be of the handsomest, but there is
something in the way in which she
puts on her clothes, in her careful attention to detail, that marks her as the
well dressed woman. Even though
others outshine her in the costliness
of their nttlre, there is something so
fresh nnd unsullied in her nppearanco
that she has a greater charm than her
more expensively dressed sisters. The
neat woman never neglects her daily
bath. She pays scrupulous attention
to her hair aud scalp. Her teeth are
well cared for, and her hands, clean
nnd white, with well kept nails, be-
soouk the gentlewoman.
When asked for an opinion remember that a compliment is really wanted.
���Atchison Globe.	
HeliliiiK Her Down.
Miss Loveylipz-He said my mouth
was like "a cleft honeycomb." Wasn't
that sweet?
Miss Chellus���M-m. yes. but a honeycomb doesn't look very neat or pretty
when it's split open, you kuow.���Philadelphia Press.
FOR MORNING WEAR.
Sonne   Smart   Shirt   Waists   Made   ot
Substantial  Materials.
rtain shirt waists of sicilienne, cheviot
and broadcloth are worn beneath tailor
made coats. They have longer shoulders and more fullness than formerly.
One of the most useful things to possess Is nn unlined skirt of white cloth
well cut and well fitted. This may be
used winter or summer with tine white
waists and a pretty white hat
For dluner or restaurant wear nothing in the way of a white waist equals
the blouse of cream net lncrustcd with
narrow lace insertion or applique.
This is made very full, with a transparent yoke nnd a collar and very
much puffed sleeves set Into a deep
tight cuff of lace.
The three-quarter coat is seen In
walking suits in conjunction With the
kilted skirt. It blouses and Is belted in
with a wiCe band of crinkled suede
leather.
Of the trimming for winter gowns
the colored Paraguay laces with raised
A   REQUISITE  FOB THE KAN'C'Il Kit.
���I)c the cattle ranges of the wept, where
I men and stock are lar from doctors and
.apothecaries:, Dr. Thomas: Ecleurriti Oil
j is kept en hand by the Intelligent as a
, ready-made medicine, not only for many
j human ills, out as a horse and cuttle
. medicine oi surpassing merit. A horse
; and    cattle    rancher     will find     matters
greatly simplified by using this oil.
A man named Uoridge, one of Die
oldest residents of Fi'orestfucli, near
Swanscaj has just d'ed at ihe age of
9b. Me had been sackmuker, miller,
butcher, sailor, farmer, smuggl u\ and
he took part in the Chartist riots.
Levers Y-7. (Wise Head) Disinfectant
Soap Powder is a boon to any home. Jt
disinfects and cleanses at the same
time. (10
Among the new pieces to bo presented at the Leeds Trieuni.il I'csli
vol next October are ihe cantatas,
zio: "Everyman," by Wali'ord Davies:
'���The Witch's Daughter." by Ufackon-
and "A Ballad of Dundee." by thus.
Wood.
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loo.i. They correct the Impurities which
nd entrance into the system through
rinkinc water or iood, and if used as a
reventive fevers are avoided.
j A troupe of Russian dancers vete
loudly hissed at the Bordesloy I'nine,'. Birmingham, tlie other night.
"You cannot bluuie us, but Iho government," said the leader in broken
English, and then the hisses were
turned into cheers.
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A NEW SHI1IT WAIST.
effects are quite suitable for smart
wear and are most effective on cloth
and woolens with a smooth surface.
Some of these laces are woven in
two distinct colors, and others form a
frame of medallion shape to surround
the daintiest little embroidered sprays.
A few of these motifs of lace opd cm-
broidery are quite sufficient to trim a
bodice, und they; are also used on
coatees and boleros, and especially on
smart waistcoats of pale colored cloth.
The illustration shows a new shirt
waist having a deep yoke which gives
the long shouldered effect
JUDIC CHOI.LET.
struck mm I'nfavorably.
Mr. Gaswell, who had come recently
Into the possession of a considerable
fortune, had decided to erect a large
office building and was discussing tho
plans with an architect
"As to tlie floors, now," said the architect, "you would want them in mosaic patterns, I presume?"
"I don't know about that," responded
Mr. Gaswell, dubiously scratching his
Jaw. "I hain't got any prejudice
against Moses as a man, and ho certainly knowed a good deal about law,
but when It comes to laying floors it
kind o' seems to me I'd ruthor have 'em
uusecta'rian-like. Don't it strike you
that way?"
Willlnir to Help  Him.
"My husband is so poetic," said one
lady to another in a car the other day.
"Have you ever tried rubbin' his
J'lnts with hartshorn liniment, mum?"
Interrupted a beefy looking woman
with a market basket at her feet, who
was seated at the lady's elbow and
overheard the remark. "That'll straighten him out as quick as anything I know
of, if he ain't gol It too bad."
Ill* Drawback.
"They tell me," said the junior partner, "that the man to whom we have
been sending so many bills belongs to
a rather fast set."
������Well," answered the senior partner,
"he may belong In the fast set, but he's
a slow settler."���Exchange.
Fugitive Poems.
Poet's r.iltle Boy���Why do you call
(hem "Fugitive Poems," papa? Poet���
Because when I begin to read them my
listeners generally flee.���Chicago Itce-
ord-Ilorald.	
A Grantl  Success.
Mrs. De Style���I've got ahead of Mrs.
Do Fashion for the first time. Husband-How? Mrs. De Stylo���At Mrs.
De Fashion's last party two of the
guests fninted, but at my grand reception last night the crush was so great
that six of the ladies had to be carried
out, and one had to have a doctor.
Tlie   Count   Not   Creel.
'���'You wouldn't marry me for my money alone, would you?" the heiress
asked.
"Ah, no," replied the count "That
would be cruel, and I have a kind
heart."���Chicago Becord-Herald.
She Hail to Forgive.
Mrs. Winks���Mrs. Ayres aud ber husband have had a dreadful quarrel Just
because she gave him a letter to mall
and he carried It around in his pockets
for u week. Isn't It too silly of ber?
Mr. Winks���Maybe that would make
you mad too. Mrs. Winks���Oh. John, I
wouldn't lose my temper over n little
thing like that Mr. Wluks-I'm glad
to hear you say It. my dear. I just recall that I've still got that letter yon
gave   me   lust   Wednesday.
Escaped Her Notice.
"How did you like the way the minister animadverted upon our colloquialisms last Sunday?" asked Mrs. Old-
eastle.
"I didn't notice It," replied her hostess. "Me nnd Joslah were crowded out
of our own pew and had to set where
we couldn't see him when he wasn't
standin' up."
The Spinster Aunt's Opinion.
Carrie���Do .Vou think a woman Is
Justified in marrying a man she doesn't
know? Aunt Jane���She certainly
wouldn't be justified in marrying u
man she dill know.
Not Iii ni; In   It.
"I understand, professor, that Miss
Squawker is coming to you to cultivate
her voice.   Is there anything in It?"
"Not for lipr." 	
Nat Other Coarse.
Tess���I don't see why she should go
and many that old man for his money.
Jess���Why. how else could she get it?
-.Philadelphia Press.
The Doctor's  Orders.
Dedella���Phat are ycz doiu' takin' the
lock off the cupboard dure, Put? Are
yez chrazy?
Pat���No. darlin!: the dochtor tould
me today thot I must quit boltln' me
food, and I'm goin' to obey instructions.
Sir John Xoco Moore, a former
Lord Mayor of the City of J ondon,
died recently at his residence in Russell Square, after an illness of some
duration. He was born iu Stockport
in 1S26.
Sudden   Deaths   on  the   In*
crease. ���������People apparently   well   and
happy to-day, to-morrow are stricken
down, end In ninety-nine eases out, of
every hundred the heart Is the cause.
The king of heart remedies. Dr. Agnew's
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all. It relieves in ao minutes, and cures
most chronic cases.���91
A big work in connecting (he north
and south of .the Thauies has been
begun by Iho London County Council
in the acceptance of a tender by a
London firm at ��1,088,484, for the
construction of the Kotherhithe tunnel.
Rheumatism ��� What's   the
Cause?  Where's the Cure?-Ti"
active irritating cause of this most painful of diseases is poisonous uric ocid in
the blood. South American Ifhcumatlc
Cure neutralizes the ac.d poison. Relieves in U hours and euros la 1 to 3
days.���90
Tho Right Honorable J. Powell Williams. M.P' for South Birmingham,
who had a fatal apoplectic seizure at
the House of Commons recently, was
the son of tho late Mr. Joseph Williams, und was bora In 1840.
Eighty Years Old ��� Catarrh
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The Sussex County authorities know
something. They have kepi on lining
the scorching motorists, until now
they have enough to buy a motor for
the chief constable.    Croat schewje.   !
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them. Thoro is nothing nauseating in
[heir structure, and tho most delicate
can   use   them   confidently.
Bradford corporation is anxious to
stop tho street crying of newspapers
on Sunday. Cnn't hear the bookies
whispering the odds on account of
this noise.
Mr.     Cornelius   Lutidie,   of CurdlfJ,
who   is still hale and hearty,   enjoys
the distinction of having lunched nt
Abbotsford wilh    Sir   Walter   Scott,
lie novelist.
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Plot of Mrs.
Bowser
She Makes It Decidedly Interesting For Mr. B. For One Evening by Hauling Him Over
the Coals, to His Great
\ Astonishment.
[Copyright, 1903, by C. B. Lewis.]
THERE was a certain atmosphere surrounding Mr. Bowser
as be came home the other
evening that warned Mrs.
Bowser of trouble to come. As a matter of fact, several things had annoyed
him during the day, and on the street
car coming home a drunken man had
insisted on recognizing him as a long
lost brother, and a loafer had stepped
on bis feet and then called him n liar.
It was only natural that he should
blame Mrs. Bowser and hold her responsible, and all through the dinner
hour he was casting about for nn excuse to open bis batteries. Mrs. Bowser was watching the thermometer, and
tbey had no sooner reached the sitting
room than sbe said:
"Mr. Bowser, the gas bill came in today, and It is $1 more tban last month.
This extravagance on your part baa
got to stop or I shall know the reason
why. You seem to be doing your best
to drive me to the poorhouse."
"Wb-what'B that?" exclaimed Mr.
Bowser as be looked at her and wondered if he beard aright.
"I went down cellar the other day
after you had gone," sbe continued,
"and there were two gas jets blazing
away as If the rats were holding a festival. You lighted them and left them.
That's just your way. You are the
most careless, extravagant man I know
ef, and you'll have to make a change
for the better or there will be trouble
In this house."
"You���you are talking to me?"
"Yes, sir, I'm talking straight to you,
and I hope you won't lose a word of
what I ssy. That last ton of range
coal is nearly out. Did you sell part
of It to the neighbors or encourage
"TOU SIT  BIGHT  TIIKItE  AND   LISTEN   TO
ME."
tramps to throw it into the street? I'm
sure that you are responsible in some
way that it didn't last longer."
"Woman!" shouted Mr. Bowser as he
finally got bis breath. "Have you been
bit on the head and bad your senses
knocked out of you?"
"No, sir, I haven't," she replied In decided tones. "You sit right down there
nnd listen to me. How docs It come
that the butcher has Rent in a bill for
a balance of 19 cents? Don't squirm
around and look as red as a boiled lobster, but give me a straight answer.
Did you stop and buy a sausage to eat
at (he oHlce? Have you been sending
pork chops to some distressed family
nnd keeping it a secret from me?"
"I won't bo talked to In (his manner!" he said as he blustered up.
"As your wife I have a right to talk
to you and shall exercise it. Mr. Bowser, four months ago I bought four
down clothespins at i cents a dozen.
Today I counted lliem lip and found
only forly-fivo. I want to know what
has become of the missing throe. Have
you thrown them at cats, sold them for
fuel or loaned them to some builder to
make scaffolding for a skyscraper?
The money value is not great, but tlie
loss of three clothespins goes to show
that you have no care how soon wo
bring up iu some charitable institution.   Answer me without dodging."
Mr. Bowser couldn't answer at all.
He had been "jumped on" so suddenly
and so vigorously that he was like n
man headed up in tt barrel. The cat,
who had been asleep under Ihe lounge
to prepare for a night's promenade
around the neighborhood, woke up as
Mrs. Bowser began to talk, and she
was so tickled al seeing Mrs. Bowser
having tlie best of it that she grinned
in Mr. Bowser's face and narrowly
escaped a tremendous kick launched in
her direction.
"And there's another thing." continued Mrs. Bowser after a moment of
waiting. "A pane of glass in one of
the kitchen windows lias been cracked. Who cracked it? Don't tell me that
the cook did it by accident or that some
boy threw a stone from the alley. You
ure morally responsible for all the windows, and you must be ou hand to
protect them. Did you break that pane
to spite me and help along your waste
and extravagance? Did you take a
sledge hammer and standoff and deliberately pound and whack nnd smash
until you had succeeded In cracking it
from top to bottom?"
"By thunder, woman, but I���I"���
���tammered Mr. Bowser as be realized
that a revolution had broken out and
was likely to be a success.
The cat sat up beyond reach of his
foot nnd purred and grinned for Mrs.
Bowser to go on und fire more grape-
shot, and presently there was more to
be heard.
"There arc some few things I am
going to do this winter, and I want to
tell you in advance ind warn yon not
to raise any row with me. We need
three or four fire escapes around the
house, and I'm going to buy 'em. I
don't propose to be burned up in my
bed at night, no matter how you feel
about it. Then I shall take dumbbell
nnd other exerclgnw Tor my rheumatism. Tlie doctor ho* ordered it, you
know. He says if 1 could take boxing
lessons it would be ��� food thing, but
I haven't made up my mind about that
yet."
"Are you���you Mrs. Bowser?" asked
a hoarse voice as sbe paused for
breath.
"I am, sir. I am Mrs. Bowser, wife
of Mr. Bowser, and I am talking to
blm and to no one else. There is a sole
next week by auction of antique furniture, and I shall attend. This bouse
needs a table of the Louis XII. style,
a cabinet of the Louis XIII. make and
a sofa aud a few chairs to show that
we are up on Louis XIV. If I can pick
up any old masters in cracked frames
at the same time I'm going to do it."
"Good Lord! Good Lord!" whispered
Mr. Bowser ns he wriggled around in
his chair, while the cat got under the
piano to whisper to herself:
"Gee whiz, but ain't the old man
having a hot old time iu this old town
tonight!"
"I shall also look around for a nice
milk cow," resumed Mrs. Bowser as
she walked up and down the room.
"We use two quarts of milk per day,
nnd by buying a cow for $40 and paying out $3 per week for ber keep I figure that we would save about $500
per year. I was reading yesterday that
every family ought to keep a hog, as
hogs never eat anything beyond the
fish bones aud potato peelings, which
are generally wasted, nnd 1 shall buy
one nnd save about $250 a year on our
pork. We will also need a few bens.
I believe you paid a dollar apiece for
those you bought two or three years
ago and that tbey all turned out roosters and we never got an egg, but I
know I can do better ftan that. The
hens can be had for about 50 cents
apiece, and we can build a henhouse of
Unman architecture for $75. We will
then have our own eggs nnd not be
swallowing microbes every day."
"I forbid it, womau-1 forbid It!"
shouted Mr. Bowser ns he jumped up
and waved his arms around.
"Man, do you know who you are talking to?"
"I say 1 forbid It!"
"But that won't make any difference.
I am Mrs. Bowser; you aro simply the
husband of Mrs. Bowser. When 1 don't
know enough to run things around
here I'll step down and out, and you
may try it. And there's another thing
I wish to speak about. Your father is
all right iu n way, but I don't want
him coming around here and thinking
he can run me or my house. I shall
submit to no dictation from him."
"Has the end of the world come at
last?" asked Mr. Bowser of himself as
he pinched his leg and remembered
how often he had inveighed against ids
niolher-in-Iiiw.
"And now about clubs," said Sirs.
Bowser as she paused before him.
"You belong to two or three, and they
are always working you for a soft
tiling, I propose to join four or live,
aud I think I can hold my own. I
waul: something tt) take up my evenings
and use up my spare cash. It is quite
likely I shall be asked lo deliver recitations and essays, nnd the name of
Mrs. Bowser may come to bo known In
the land, Von have had many opportunities, but you have uot accomplished
anything yet."
������And this to me���lo me���to mc!"
gasped Mr. Bowser as he glanced at
the cat and saw that she was almost In
convulsions.
"And one more thing, Mr. Bowser.
You are one of the most careless men
in the world, as I have often observed.
Should you lose your purse Willi 15
cents in it on tlie street car or in a
store don't come home and expect any
sympathy from inc. I have told you
that you can't be trusted even with a
quarter to go to tlie butcher's for a
pound of bacon, and if you will persist
in your careless ways you must take
the consequences. I think that is about
all tonight. Let me see! No, there is
one more thing. If I come homo nnd
find that you have given away one of
my dresses or cloaks to some lazy old
irnmp I'll not buy you another garment of any sort for a year."
"And she talks���she talks���she talks!"
groaned Mr. Bowser.
"That's quite till, nnd now I hnve
business in the library, and you needn't
sit up for me. It is sixty miles to
your father's house, aud the train
leaves at 10 o'clock in the morning.
Should you decide to go my lawyer and
your lawyer can easily arrange about
the alimony. Good night, Mr. Bowser,
good night."
Two hours later Mrs. Bowser came
softly into the room to find Mr. Bowser
asleep in his chair with the cat on his
knees. They had gone to sleep while
wondering where he was at, and the
look still remained on his face.
M. QUAD.
A Comparative Hueocaa.
"You say your flying machine was n
comparative success?"
"Yes," answered the Inventor. "It
got into the air nnd back to earth without spilling anybody or breaking any
machinery."���Washington Star.
A MODEL HOUSEWIFE.
Easily Explained.
The Cop���By .love! The Tolks here live
pretty high, don't they?
The Cook���Oh. yes. 1 gave them to
understand that they'd have to if they
wanted to keep me.���Brooklyn Life.
WHAT WOMEN ARE WEARING
Return to 1830 Styles-Flgnred Sllka
and Accordion Plaiting;*.
White cloth is as fashionable as ever,
but it is only for the well to do on account of ihe rapidity with which it
soils.
We have returned to the 1830 styles
in matters of dress, as witness the full
skirts and the deep pointed waistbands. Old fasbloned silks, flowered
or plain, are trimmed wltb frayed out
ruches of pale blue or pink.
Loose hanging boleros of black chiffon velvet are trimmed with dainty
gold thread tassels and bands of embroidered lace.
Both large and small spots nnd even
velvet brooches are coming Into favor. Velvet gowns of every kind are
seen for both day and evening wear.
Soft chine silks, together with flowered muslins and mulls, make charming gowns and blouses for evening
wear. They are particularly becoming
to young girls.
Accordion plaited black crepe de
chine made with a wide girdle and a
GOWN OF IVOUY CLOTH.
handsome Jeweled buckle Is a very
useful as well as becoming afternoon
gown.
Zlbellnes and similar materials arc
again much used, as well ns long haired, thick vicunas. Invisible checks,
stripes nnd other quiet patterned fabrics are smart.
The picture shows n gown of Ivory
cloth trimmed with narrow (uv and
���Dotted velvet.      .IIMUc '���'It il.l.LT.
Noi Guilty,
"To what do you attribute your Ion-
I gevily?" asked the reporter.
"My which?" queried the oldest in-
' habitant
"Your longevity," repented the reporter.
"Never had it.    As far as I can remember I ain't never had sucli a com-
I plaint."     	
A Look Time.
"Eternity," said the country cxhorter
> who wanted to make things clear, "is
j forever and forever and five or six ev-
I erlastings on that.  Why, brothers aud
sisters, after millions nnd billions of
centuries had roiled away in eternity
it would still be 100,000 years to breakfast time."	
DinxnoalnKT Ilia Disposition.
"There's old Blithers. He takes such
a jaundiced view of the world," remarks Giiworthy.
"Not always," says Mlgglebury. "He
only gets thoso pessimistic moods on
blm when he has been drinking."
"Same thing, in effect. He takes a
demijohndlced view."-
She   Musi    Hnve   Good   Temper,   Patience nnd Domestic Knowledge.
Good temper, patience and a knowledge of domestic matters come first in
the list of requirements for a model
housewife.
The mistress of a family commands
daily a small realm of which sbe is
queen. Let her rule with justice, meekness and quietness. The most self governed person will always govern best,
and we would have fewer servants If
they were all under (he firm and pa-
tieut training of an employer who understood what their duties really were
and required the best fulfillment of
them compatible with the frailty of
human nature.
On the mistress of the house devolves
the task of providing food for her
household. When she is a "model" It is
her care that no waste nor Ignorant
misuse squanders tlie property of her
husband nnd that nothing is lost by
carelessness or bad cookery.
She takes care that there Is no lack
through fault of hers nor any drawback
to domestic comfort through injudicious
rule, no neglect caused by love of Idle
pleasure.
It is the wulcbful eye of the mistress
that keeps the home beautiful with the
freshness of cleanliness nnd the calm of
repose, and through her vigilance alone
will the servants prove faithful in the
performance of their duty.
It Is her thougbtfuluess that provides,
often herself denial that purchases, the
comfort of others.
The model housekeeper today combines the useful virtues of our grandmothers with the cbarm aud graces of
a more cultivated and intellectual period.
THE CHARM WORKED.
A  Itorr Which   Reveals  the  Key  to
Good   Housekeeping-.
The Germans have a story which the
home loving people love to repeat A
father when bis daughter became a
bride gave her n golden casket, with
the injunction not to pass It Into other
hands, for It held a charm which in ber
keeping would be of inestimable value
to ber as the mistress of a house.
Not only was she to have the entire
care of it, but she was to take it every
morning to the cellar, the kitchen, the
dining room, the library, the bedroom,
and to remain with it in each place for
five minutes, looking carefully about
After the lapse of three years the father was to send the key (hat the secret
talisman might be revealed.
The key was sent. The casket was
opened. It was found to contain an old
parchment on which were written these
words: "The eyes of the mistress are
worth a hundred pairs of servants'
hands."
The wise father knew that a practice
of inspection followed faithfully for
three years would become a habit and
be self perpetuated; that the golden
ensket nnd the hidden charm would
have accomplished their mission.���Philadelphia Telegraph.
THE TOO  KIND  MOTHER.
CULINARY CONCEITS.
Because of the odor as well as the
stomnch avoid fiylng bacon or using
lard in the chafing dish.
To keep celery fresh cnt off the tops
and put In a large preserving Jar.
Screw on the top tightly and set In a
cool place.
Lemon nnd water cress are Ideal
garnishing for broiled squabs over
which n little butter and minced para-
ley have been spread.
Many people complain thnt onion
renders a salad impossible for them.
Some of them are not disagreeably affected by a half teaspoouful of the
juice.
Tart apples and crisp celery cut up
in equal quantities and mixed with
hickory nut meats make an excellent
salad. Serve on lettuce hearts with a
mayonnaise dressing.
When tea has been put Into the ten-
pol it should nl once be filled up with
boiling water. It is a great mistake to
put only a liille drop or water on the
leaves first, filling the put afterward.
She  Does  nn   lMjn-.il.-.-   to  Doth   Her-
aelf and  Her  !>;. nn lil.-i 's.
It is all very well for a woman to
look after the interests of her children,
and it is perfectly natural for her to
want to have the best of everything for
them. But if the accomplishing of
these desires means the mother's giving
up everything that gives her any pleasure and making herself merely a family drudge for the honor und glory of
her offspring It should not be done.
Many a mother will not buy herself a
new gown for fear she would be taking
money that could be used to better advantage in arraying her daughters io
festive costumes. Mother doesn't "care
about going out anyway, and the girls
do, so they might Just as well have the
things." That is the way It is with
everything, and before very long mother arrives at the startling stage of not
having even a "company" gown for the
house, while the daughters have really
more than they need and make the contrast between the appearance of their
mother and themselves all tlio more
noticeable than if they were all dressed
more alike.
The daughters are relieved of all
household duties that they may keep
their hands in good condition nnd have
time for learning to appear accomplished. Very few girls. If any, can be
brought up this way nnd still be true
women in the proper meaning of the
word. The "too kind mother" is not
nearly so common as sbe used to be,
and let us hope that In a few more years
she will have passed Into utter oblivion
und a new mother, who believes In
equal rights between mother and
daughters, reign In her place.���Pittsburg Chronicle.
SOILED LINEN  BAG.
Hade of a Tonvel  With  Colored Border and Frtnn-ed Enda.
The pretty nnd serviceable soiled linen bag shown here was made of an ordinary towel having a colored border
and fringed ends.   The ends are simply
TOWEL LAUNDOT BAO.
turned over and frilled on to a small
hoop which keeps the bag In shape.
The sides are sewed In a seam, nnd a
ribbou loop provides a means of banging up ou a hook.
Care  <>r  H>e  11.1 lr.
Women make a mistake when they
go on the theory that the frequent
shampoo is detrimental to the hair,
says a writer in ilie Washington Tost,
quo!ing a hairdresser. In fact, some
such advice lias appeared in print from
time to lime. 1ml Ihe theory is absurd,
since above all the hair must be clean
to lie glossy. Then one should lake Ihe
trouble vigorously to brush the hair
each night before retiring. But tlie
same brush should never be used twice
without cleansing. Since it is necessary to have more than one brush, it
is well to have lliem vary, short aud
long bristles, as this aids in ridding
the scalp of that loose, line dandruff so
ugly to see scattered through the hair.
I In brushing the hail' the strokes should
be firm and long. Violent, spasmodic
brushing is not only iiritating to the
scalp, but disastrous to tlie hair as
well.
The Growing; Boy.
Tew people take tlie trouble to think
nbout the hoy who is leaving childhood
behind blm, but he requires as much
care as bis sister of the same stage.
People say he is clumsy and awkward,
that his feet and hands are nil out of
proportion,  and  I hey  qnile  Ignore the
fact that this "ugly duckling" will very
probably develop Into the "swan" of society.   The growing boy is exceedingly
sensitive, though you may nut think it,
and to be  ridiculed  for his changing
I voice or roughly reproved for his unin-
i tentional awkwardness is almost agony
I to iiiin.   Praise and encouragement will
j bring ont the best that is In him.   No
lad with conscientious Instincts would
| dream of doing a mean action no mat-
i tor how much his playmates may try to
goad him on, but nagging and "scolding" parents will do a great deal to hurt
his pride nnd crush his spirit.    If his
conduct   merits   reproof   administer  a
| quiet word or (wo In private nnd then
; let the matter drop,    lie Mill see and
; understand lluil you trust him and will
! try to live up to your standard.
A  Mourner.
Mike���Did ye attind Casey's funeral?
Pat���Oi did. Mike���Was yc wan av th'
mourners? ��� Pat���OI was; somebody
stole mc hat
Fried  Bananas,
A variation In fried bananas for a
desscrl is to fry Ihcm croquette fashion.
I The skin Is removed, and tbey are cut
; iii (wo, leaving square ends so (hey
will Maud upright. They arc then rolled in Hour and fried ill hot fat. An excellent sauce to serve with lliem is a
Utile currant jelly diluted with boiling
water and added to it a little shredded
candled orange peel. A. lemon satico
may be used If preferred. The liking
for cooked bananas seems to be a cultivated one, but it is worth while to encourage the taste,  for the fruit as a
'  fend is wholesome and nutritious.
	
Til*1 Silver  Lining.
"Maud's husband has nn awful temper.
j About onoe a woob lie gets crazy laud and
tei.rs up lior best lint."
"(Jli. huw nice!"
"Nice?"
"Of course, you silly thing! Doesn't
lie have to get, her a new ono next duyf"
"I hadn't thought of that."���flf ' &
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the Crow's Nest Southern Railway
Company will at the expiration of thirty
days after the lirst publication of this
notice in the Provincial Gazette apply
to the Lieutenant Governor of British
Columbia in Council for his assent to an
agreement dated the 4th day of April,
1004, whereby tho Crow's Nest Southern
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the South line of I,ot 2315 as measured
along the centre line of the Crow's Nest
Southern Railway as now constructed)
and the mines of tho Crow's Nest Pass
Coal Company, Limited, at Morrissey,
in all a distance of 5.004 miles.
Thk Chow's Nest Southern Railway
Company.    G. G. S. Lindsey, Sec'y.
Dated, Toronto, April 4th, 1904.
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Weekly School Report.
III. Reader���Nina Batt, Agnes Gourlay.
II. Reader���Luther Clare, Mar.'t. Miller.
II. Primer��� .luiues Batt, Elsie Clare.
I. Primer���Mary Pechnik, Valentine
Fawqett.
K. F. Ashley-Cooper, teacher
- Triiiilili-.   of   H��*r  Own.
"I ajjUcil her If she word si tram fo.
her infkher if 1 kissed her."
"What did she sny7"
"Slipisakl her mother was fnlly ci.
pafile St doing her own scream.ug."-
IlountO% 1'ost.
Tlie  Geiill^nema  of  S.iiIn.
Huiiflreds of seals made NelPitl Is
land, iii the small Slietli.tnl group, loo;
black mtnight as wo approached The,'
dispor&d llenis'l'es l;i 111.' water and
playedjfupoii the shore. In wonder, nol
alarms they stared at us us we drew
near hi a small boat. We lcrped on
slu.reftiniong them. Stiil tbej looked
at tinf in ilmnb curiosity. 1 was as
nniehlimpressed its were the s.nls and
Etim| as hard nt them In an answer-
iLg winder.
"Cjine, old fellow," said young So-
hrnlf approaching one of the large
seal! with oi'lstretflied lii'.nd.
It&dgcduway a tew feet.
"Move on, then," he said, smacking
WOTthe buck with his open hand.
It edged a little farther away, look-
lnafover its shoulder with an injured
air. But it made no attempt to seek
safety. A mere plunge Into the wnter
would have brought freedom from any
���'.linger, .''.event 1 leopard seals were
shot by our party, and their fellows
gathered around them, wondering why
they I :y 8o motionless and staring at
us   wii.li   wide,   pathetic  eyes.-
7
IT MADE LEMAITRE SIGH.
A   Geatara   �������   mn   Arrt.l   That   II*
Coald  K<M  Rt-prodncr.
The Figaro relates the following anecdote about Frederic Leroaltre: "He
bad acted with marvelous success in
��� play by D'Enuery and Marc Fournler
when one evening after the second or
third performance he was suddenly
addressed by a stranger, 'How much
Will you take to be 111 tomorrow, the
���lay after tomorrow and for a mouth?'
"Lemaltre dragged the unknown under a street lantern and looked at him.
He was a well known writer -lt i��
jot," said the actor. 'Why do you
Wish me to be 111?'
"The ether hesitated slightly as he
explained bis strange proposition. He
Was Inspired by an insane hatred toward Marc Fournler and had sworn
to avenge himself on bis enemy by all-
conceivable means. 'Help me to
wreck his drama,' he concluded, 'and
I will make you rich. I have the
means to do It. You earn a great deal.
I will give yon ten times as much for
six months longer than your piece will
last.   Will you agree!*
"Lemaitre had quickly recovered
himself. He seized the man by the collar, shook bim bard for a minute and
then, with a vigorous kick, thrust him
away, crying: 'How much will I take?
Thirty pieces of silver, Judas!'
"An old actor who told the story
added, 'How often has Frederic Lemaltre sighed in my presence when he
recalled the episode, "Alas, I shall never be able to reproduce the gesture and
the accent of that momentl"'"
Do Sot Sleep on Your Left Side.
When a patient complains of a bad
taste in his mouth every morning on
waking up, says n physician, the first
question I ask liiui is as to the position
he assumes when going to sleep. An
-Immense number of people sleep on
the left side, and this is the most common., cause of, the unpleasant t.nste
Which is, generally attributed to dys-
pepsiu. If a meal has been taken within two or three hours of going to bed,
to sleep ou the left side is to give the
stomach a task which it Is difficult in
the extreme to perform. The student
of anatomy knows that all food enters
und leaves the stoiuaeh on the right
side, und hence sleeping on the left
side soon after eating involves a sort
of pumping operation which Is anything but conducive to sound repose.
The action of the heart Is also interfered with considerably, ami the lungs
arc unduly compressed. It Is probable,
that lying on the back Is the most nnti
urnl position, hut few men can rest
easily so, and hence It is best to cultivate the habit of sleeping on the right
side. It is very largely a matter of
hahit, and the sooner it Is acquired the
better for the sleeper and the. worse
for the physician.
F��LK��
TENDER HEARTED TEDr
A   Thninnrlitfal   Little   liny  Who   Warn
Sorry For nn Apple Tree.
While looking at un apple tree whose fruit
hung thick-and red
Thus spoke a gentle lad whose name waa
Tender Hearted Ted:
"How  very,   very weary of your burden
you must be!
IX  I   had   such   a   heavy   load   I'm   Bur��
'twould tire me.
I think of you at night
I think of you by day,
And now I've come to help you in my
tender hearted way.
TENDEIi HRABTZD TED B LOAD.
"And  first  I'll fill my pockets full,  and'
then I'll All my blouse.
And then I'll take the apples home and
put them in tha house.
I like to help the apple tree whose fruit Is
ripe and red;
I like to share it's heavy load," said Tender Hearted Ted.
"I think of you by day,
I think of you at night;
I'm glad to do my very best to make your
burden lighc!"
���Annie   Willis   MoCullough   in   Youth's
Companion.
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