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Vol. II.   No. 24.
1  JHiti   ���   ���   ���
Table Unsurpassed.
I,,, mi'ii
Morrissey Mines,      -      -      B. C.
Fishing Tackle
See our window for fine assortment
of up-to-date
Fishing Rods, Nets, Laities,
Flys, Hooks, Leaders,
: Baskets, Stringers.
See our adv. next week for FIRE WORKS.
Trites-Wood Co., Limited
W- J. BLUNDELL,   Mgr. Morrissey Mines.
Mr. Lindsey Makes Statement.
Tha managing director and 3rd vicc-
presidont of tho C.N.P. Coal Co., G. G. S.
Lindsey, of Toronto, is in tho district
for a few days prior to the bearing
of the explosion suit coses at Nelson
which begins on the 25th inst.
We are in receipt of a report of the
statement made in Fernie by Mr. Lindsey regarding the recent unexpected
closing down of the mines here. Al-
he did not cure to state what the exact
causes for the present suspension of
work were, he was very emphatic in denying the correctness of our surmises in
regard to this matter. There was no
truth, he said, in the report that .1. .1.
Hill wns trying to soeure control of the
Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co. This report-
evidently grew out of the dissolving of
the merger by the supreme court of the
United States. By its decision tho
Northern Securities Company was ordered to redistribute tho Groat Northern By. and Northern Pacific By. stocks
to its shareholders,
A largo percentage of tho residue of
the Northern Securities Company's
holdings consisted of Crow's Nest- Pass
Coal Company's stock transferred to it
by J. .7. Hill, and which represented his
interest in the Coal Company purchased
some limn previous. This stock being
the property of the Norlhern Securities
Co. necoRsarily increased the number ol
holders of this stock and materially de
creased Mr. Hill's personal holding, instead of increasing it ns commonly reported. No man Would receive the report thai .1. J. Hill Bought to control
the Coal Company, or did control it,
more incredulously than Mr. Kill himself.
Continuing, Mr. Lindsey stated that
the mines wore closing temporarily for
reasons of an entirely private nature
that, for business reasons, ho could not
make public The matter would doubtless adjust itself shortly, when Hie
facts would probably be made public.
The Coal Creek and Michel mines were
running and would continue to do so as
far as he knew.
Approves of Morrissey Route.
At a recent meeting of the Fernio
Hoard of Trade, Jas. McEvoy, mineralogist of the Coal Company, said that the
only practical way for a wagon road to
tho Flathead was via Morrissey.
Incorporation Progressing.
At the
Two doors South of Post Office.
F. Sligor, Prop.
ghoe Repairs
neatly and promptly executed.
Urgent work dono on short
notice. Down town footwear
will receive our attention if loft
at F. Sliger's cigar store.
No. 42.
Two blocks above the post-
office, Tonkin.
In thanking tlie 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. Libera] discount made
on all orders to hotels and
boarding houses.
Has its own Electric bight. Plant.
A Northport despatch to the Rossl.md
Minor states that tlie smelter as now
running is better equipped than ever to
handle the Lo Boi ores. Extensive repairs on the furnaces have been niado,
a new up to-date sampler and crushor
have been installed and Ihe big rolinery
starts oil with a greater capacity and
bettor facilities than over before in its
history. The recent burning of the
Northport electric light plant, which
left the city in darkness, did not affect
tho smelter, as it has a complete plant
of its own.
The incorporation question wns discussed by the. Mr. G. G. S. Lindsey,
managing director of the C.N.P. Coal
Co., of Toronto, and the Fernie Hoard
of Trade. The Co. desire their land,
including "old town," east of tho C.P.R.
track to be outside the limits, and their
new general office building to be exempt
from taxation for twenty years. The
erection of the office building will not
be commenced until the incoiporation
question is settled. The company will bo
taxed on tho houses in the park. Lots
in blocks in tho now corp"rnl'""i but
outside tho present townsito, aro to be
taxable only as each individual lot is
sold by tho company.
The general impression is that the
agreement will be ready shortly and the
scheme put through as speedily as possible.
To Benefit Whole Kootenay.
It is understood that tho now freight
rates will not show an increase over
those at present in vogtie to points out-
side of Nelson, but in some instances,
possibly, there will be reductions. The
smaller merchants, who do not receive
their merchandise in carload lots, it is
claimed, will be considerably benefited
iiy the new rates, as they will reap the
advantage of'the carluad rute as fur as
On all supplies for mines, sii.-h as
candles, puwder, machinery, etc., the
rate on carload lots will oe tlie same us
nt present.
'J'i.e concessions which the railroad.-
are making, it IS claimed, are for tin
general benefit of  the   Kootenays,  oni
Whole No. 50.
Government Offices Moved.
As the result of an order in-couneil
the government offices of this district
are to be moved from Fort Steele tu
Cranbrook, the change to take place
Monday, the lfith in. t.
J. F. Armstrong, the government
agent, has received official instructions
from Victoria to be ready for the trans
action of government business in Crun
brook on and after the 10th. The entire
staff will move, including J. F. Arm
strong, government agent; A. C.Nelson,
assessor; J. Hislop, mining recorder:
J, F. Smith, H. S. Clark and Miss Tan
ha user, clerks, nnd Mr. Liddlcoat, jailor.
Arrangements have not yet been
made for the erection of new office
buildings in Cranbrook. A vacant
school-room will be utilized temporarib
for government heudquartors, while the
olice station nn.l Hm -^^-ntl st0ry of
tho Leask block will serve as court
Shortage Has Seen Explained.
No little sensation was caused by tint
report of W. B. fianong's arrest in Win
nipegon Thursday last. Mr. Ganong
was the manager of the Royal hotel.
Fernie, and was well-known for his
courteous and gentlemanly manner, his
many friends never having occasion to
suspect him of any deceit whatever un
til this booinshell dropped.
The arrest was made at the insfiga
fionof W. VV. Tuttle, proprietor of the
hotel, who observed a large shortage in
the accounts nnd telegraphed to Wlnni
peg to have Mr. Ganong brought bad;
from Winnipeg, where he had since the
Uro gone on-a trip, charging him with
the theft of certain money.
Mr; Htfnong do'iicd the charge, and
n:i his arrival in Fernie i\n understand
im,' was arrived at in the choice of two
m "i to exnmino Ihe books and study out
the matterof the shortage. The two
chosen were Messrs. MjQiini:, sec'y. of
the Trites-Wood Co., and Davey, of
object of which, however, is to have a I ^mnd Fol.kgi Theso gentioman wen,
contra! distributing point, or as a matter' ,���.,.,. ,,���. lluokS] ,ind |ooatod lht. trouhh,.
of fact, two distributing | its, for!toss | it was a clerical orror, tho cause being
land will  secure   practically   tho   same
rates as Nelson.
The Bin Boundary Merger.
It is probable that tho Kootenay merchants in outlying towns will be able
to purchase their goods cheaper than at
present; for the reason that many kinds
of products will bo brought to Nelson
in carload iots, and call be distributed
from there cheaper than they have boon
procured for hitherto.
To Oi'eanizc Football League.
Invitations have been sent out to football clubs along the Crow and as far as
MacLeod on the prairie to send dele-
gales to a moot ing to be held in Cole
ninn on Monday, 16th inst, for the purpose of forming a football league.
Tho league will probably comprise
Fernie,   Michel,   Coleman,    Blalrmore,
Referring to the big merger in the
boundary country, by which the Dominion Copper Co.'s mines and smelter, ' Frank, Pincher Creek, and MacLeod,
tho Athlestano Jack Pot, the Morrisson,
the Steniwindor, the Sunset, and tho
Emma have come together under the
name of the Montroal und Boston
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co.,
with a capital of ��7,o00,000, the Boundary Oteok Times says ; '��� The head
principals of the company, Messrs. Mun-
roe and Pemberton, aro expected to arrive hero tomorrow or Monday. A payment has been made on tho Brooklyn
aud Steuiwinder deal. The balance of
the money for tho western shareholders
in the other properties involved in the
deal is in the bank at Spokane.
" It is beyond doubt now that the  big
For l!ire Projection.
The Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co. have
decided to install an up-to-date system
of fire protection at their collieries, says
tho Fernie Free Press, and have placed
an order for 6000 feot of standard 2^-in.
cotton rubber-linod fire hose, together
with nozzles and other appliances. The
total amount of hose will bo equally div
satisfactorily explained.    The  men   in
vestigafing the matter complotly exonor
tiled tho accused from any wrongdoing
He Left Town.
The following, regarding Ihe soj'al
event in the upper town Tuesday eve
nitiir. is contributed ; ���
A shadow mantles the community.
The glootu which has fastened itself up
on us by recent c.mnueicial events hus
been intensified 1.. Iho departure of on -
of society's lea ling constellations. No;
often is individuality so asserted as in
the person of Mr. John Chappell since
he came here to reside.
In honor of tlie high esteem and the
abundance of unrequired lore that die
tinguiahed this worthy citizen, a  fev
friends, in response   to  personal   iiivila
tions, gathered at tie Gourlay  House,
which had been generously tendered for
tho occasion, to bid a pleasant  farewell.
As in spiritual matters many are
called but few are chosen, so it was tha;
of the many invited but few found ii
convenient to join in Ihe last tribute of
respect to Mr. Chappell.
Fortunate were those whom circum
stances permitted to assemble. Mr.
Chapelle was tho host Royale, and, a>
always has been, tho boau ideal. An
ciont chivalry seomed to hava been reincarnated in his person. His guests
were most assiduously attended to.    His
ii,. ,i    -, i  , I .gallantry to tho ladies   was  compared
idea between tho Morrissey, v eitue  nnd i & ' '
... ,   ,    . .���,    ,,    , ,'.     .      ,   ,     on'}'   t"   ��>nt   of    Lord    Chesterfield'
Michel mines,    rhe Coal Co placed the a.   ,.i.r,���,o   . 'i   -n-    .
1 : Sparkling wit aim brilliant repartee was
complete order with the (liitta Percha
deal which Mr.  Munruo  and   his   associates have been working on   the   last!
two months has gone through, and that
& Rubber Mfg. Co.,   Toronto,  thrpugh
'Mr. A. Q. McKenney,   the   B.C.   ropre-
| sentativo who has been iu town for  several days.
showered in rich profusion on tho asseni
At the solicitation of the company mi-.
Chapelle danced. His dancing was
superb, graceful, rhythmical and bewil
I dering in its lightning rapidity. Ail
. ' wero enchanted,
men a. |jut greater riches were in store for
operations at the smelter will begin in a ! day are arriving in Poplar, and tho rush : the votaries of ploasttre. In response til
vory short time." | is expected to continue all summer, j (Continued on last pngod
It is said that  about  twenty IA LOST WIFE*
0 ��� 9
��� 0 ���
Author of - Worth WlnrMnn," Etc
home and pray that you may never,
in your turn, find yourself at the
mercy of a hard-hearted nnd pitiless
And then Mrs. Feathersfono passed
out of tho room, and answered mo
never a word as she went.
"Is it likely, aunt, that I should
have gone away to London, and
written ns I tlid to poor papa, if f
had not meant to do it And you
cannot supposo that I should be so
base as to ignore all that has happened, and go back to him just because I am very poor?" I utlded, indignantly.
"Hut he knows nothing about it���
absolutely nothing," cried my aunt,
throwing up her hands in despair.
"I took possession of your foolish
note instantly and burnt it. No one
had seen it but your poor dear father and myself���no one knows what
made you rush off in that insane
way. Ono can easily make up some
plausible reason to tell the servants.
Let us say that it was business,
that some friend was taken ill; anything will do to put off questions
and surmises. Mr. Curtis need never
know anything about it. For Heaven's sake, Freda, don't be such an
idiot as to tell him! Even if you aro
not romantically in love with him,
he will givo you a wealthy home,
anil you have nothing but starvation
or hard work to look to-elsewhere.
Po not fly in the face of Providence,
my dear. I am sure it, is bad
enough that, the wedding will have to
be put o(T six months at least; it
wouldn't bo decent before, but you
can stay with me till then, though
I am sure this sad death is a sore
trial for me," and the good lady began whimperingly to wipe her eyes;
"and all the breakfast from Gun-
ter's that was to have come down
hnd to bo counter-ordered and all.
Oh, dear���oh, dear!" nnd Aunt So-
lina dissolved into downright sobs,
less over her brother-in-law's death,
I fear, than over the collapse of (lie
wedding festivities, nnd the breakfast from Gunter's in which she
had taken so lively nn interest.
"I must do what 1 think right,"
was my only answer, with, T fear, n
hardening of tlie heart towards my
relative's outburst of grief,
"You are nn ungrateful, undtltiful,
headstrong girl," gasped Aunt So-
linn, between her sobs; and then she
fled from the room, slamming the
door behind her with sonic show ol
I was left nlone, gazing disconsolately out of tlie window, I was too
filled with my own many very serious sorrows anil anxieties to have
much sympathy with my aunt's fictitious and imaginary grievances.
By-nnd-by the messenger returned
from Eddington. lie brought no note
in answer to mine, only a verbal
Mr. Curtis had left Eddington last
night; but 'Mrs. Feat'nerstono would
do herself the honor of calling upon
mo dining the course of the afternoon.
Mrs. Feathei'stone! what had she
to do wilh it, I wondered. Suddenly
1 recollected how Captain Thistleby
hnd seen her pass by in her Victoria
ns we were coming out of the hotel
in the Strand 1 Of course sho had
seen us; and equally, of course, she
hnd seized upon the incident eagerly,
to do me an evil turn with her brother.
Sho might hnve saved herself the
trouble of slandering me, had she
known how determined I was to
break oft my engagement with him.
But she did not know it, and sho
was probably now gloating over tho
chance that had thus placed me at
her mercy. 1 augured no good from
her proposed visit to mo, and I confess that I looked forward to it with
a good deal of trepidation,
About three o'clock the Eddington
carriage drove up to the door, and
mv unwelcome guest alighted from
Mrs. Fentherstono sailed in, nttir-
fd, as usual, in brilliant raiment.
There wns a prevalence, of blue and
scarlet in her dress, which reminded
me forcibly of the coloring of a cockatoo, She made me a cold bow, und
sat down nt some distance from me
I saw at once by her bent brows and
pinched lips that it was to be war to
the death between us. I accepted tho
position at once, und took the initiative.
"To what am I indebted    for    the
honor ol  this most  unexpected  visit,
Mrs.  Feathei'stone? 1 hud   wished  to
see your brother."
"Mr.  Curtis has gone to town."
"And in his absence I do not. see
that any one else can fill his place,"
1 answered.
"In his absence. Miss Clifford, I
bring you a message from him. I
have no doubt that my visit is unwelcome, and I assure you it is a
most painful one to myself; but I
have never yet been known to shrink
from  a  duly,   however  unpleasant���"
"Pray deliver your    message,   Mrs.
Feathersfono,"   I   interrupted,    impatiently,   "and  spare mo a description
of your own sensations."
Mrs. Feathei'stone  bowed.
"My message," she said, with a
scarcely-concealed triumph of manner,
"is that under the circumstances of
your extraordinary visit to London,
it will be quite impossible for my
brother to fulfil the matrimonial   en
gagement which existed previously between yourself and him."
"Under what circumstances, pray!"
I cried, (lushing up hotly and angrily
���a display of weakness of which my
adversary was not slow to take advantage.
"Pray calm yourself, Miss Clifford. Temper and angry denials, are
alike misplaced and useless in this
case. The facts, unfortunately, aro
but too certain, and tell too strongly against you."
"I am at a loss to understand
you," I said, falteringly, and feeling suddenly sick at heart; for I remembered how Mark had said that
Clara Featherstone had a venomous
tongue, and would do mo an injury
if she could.
"I will explain myself, then," she
said, glibly, and wilh a growing satisfaction in voice and manner���"I
will explain my moaning beyond a
possibility of your mistaking it. I
saw you, Miss Clifford, coming out
of a low-looking inn near the Strand,
at nn early hour in the morning, in
the company of Captain Thistleby, a
man of profligate and dissipated reputation."
"Indeed? I imagined him to be a
groat friend of your own, Mrs. Featherstone," I interrupted, quickly,
for, like a watchful adversary, I was
not. slow to take advantage of the
weak points of my enemy's method
of attack.
Mrs. Featherstone waved off my remark  with disdain.
"There ore many men, Miss Clifford, with whom a lady may claim
acquaintance in society, but with
whom, nevertheless, she would be
vory sorry to be seen walking about
the streets of London alone! Hut
that has nothing to do with the
point. Suffice it to sny that you
were alone with Captain Thistleby;
that I saw you got into a cab, and
drive ofl���f should be sorry to say
where���and that 1 then turned back
and made inquiries at the wrotchod-
looklng inn out of which you had
come. I found that, ns I had but
too much reason to suspect, you had
been closeted with n gentleman for
seme hours in a private sitting-
room. I need not tell you how,
shocked and horrified my whole moral nature was at such a fearful revelation of wickedness! My duly, however painful ii. might be to perforin:
was now plain to mc. 1 took the
evening truin to Narborough, and
laid the whole case before my un-
happy brother. ] nm thankful lo say
that, under Heaven, 1 have been the
instrument, of saving him from cherishing a viper in his hi Rom. When,
at my entreaties, ho consented to
make Inquiries, and found that you
hnd boon missing from home the
night before the morning I had seen
you in town, he was forced lo acknowledge with me, that nothing was
wanting in the complete chain of
ovidtneo which proved yqur ufctcr
condemnation. lie has only stayed
to follow your poor father to tho
grnvo, ns a mark of respect for his
long friendship und esteem for him,
and he left Eddington last night,
and docs not mean to return to it
for a long time. I think I have
said ipiito enough uoon this subject,
Miss Clifford."
"Quite enough���too much indeed,
Mrs. Featherstone," I answered. "I
have heard you to the end without
interruption, and I may sny that, although my conduct can bo perfectly
well accounted for, I disdain to make
any explanations of it to you. I
should, however, wish you to know
that 1 have hud no intention of marrying your brother for some time
bock; that on going up to London
somewhut suddenly, 1 left a letter
(or my poor futher telling him of my
intention���that I went to join Mrs.
Thistleby, in Paris, and should have
boon under her protection now, bud
not my father's sad death recalled
mo; and, finally, thut 1 sent for Mr.
Curtis to-day in 'order to tell him
that, 1 wish to break off my engagement, with him."
"'That is easily said," said my
enemy, seoflingly. "As if any one
would believe all that when you are
left without a penny!"
"You need not. add insult to injury, Mrs. Featherstone."
"I shall wish you good-morning,
Miss Clifford," she answered, rising,
to my no small relief. "And 1 may
also add another wish for your benefit; that, you may be given the grace
of repentance!"
And then my temper forsook mc utterly. I turned upon her, white and
trembling, and absolutely furious.
"Who ure you," I exclaimed, "who
dare to talk to lne of repentance? f!o
home, woman, and ask (lod, upon
your knees, to forgive you. For if
malice, and hatred, und evil-speaking, and slandering, and traducing
your neighbor be sins, then do you
most assuredly stand In need of repentance nnd forgiveness! You thai
are rejoicing to yourself, because
you think that you have encompassed the ruin of un unfortunate girl,
whose only crime is that hitherto
she has been successful nnd happy; go
It was tho (lay before my final departure from Slopperton. My aunt
had already gone home, and the following morning I was to go up to
her house in London, where she and
Mr. Carr bad offered me a shelter
until I could find something to do.
"Somotbin/r to do" meant in mv
case going out as a governess, or as
a companion, or as a pupil teacher
in a school���earning my living, in
short, by any of the dismal and uninviting methods In which alone it
has been decreed that a lady may do
so and retain her claim to the name.
I had secretly determined to go out
as a housemaid, or as a charwoman,
sooner than live long upon the bread
of charity.
Mr. and Mrs. Carr were rich and
childless, but it had not occurred to
tho worthy couple to offer me a permanent home. Aunt Selina was a
fair-weather friend; as long ns fortune smiled upon her relatives she
was filled with gushing and affectionate interest in them; but no sooner
did tho world turn its back upon
them, and adversity and poverty
come to them, than she drew in the
strings of her heart and of her
purso simultaneously, and wasted no
more cither of her substance or her
feelings upon them.
She had made a great favor of offering me a temporary home, even;
and had I anywhere else to go, I
would not have accepted her offer.
But to go to Bella was now forbidden to mo. If I were to bo with
Bella, then Mark would know where
I was, and so knowing, might find
mo out; and my one hope in life
now was that 1 might never see nor
hear of him again. I was determined to becomo lost forever to him.
Our only safety was in absolute separation from each other. So, with
many a pang, I tore up my dear Holla's loving and kind letters, and left,
them all unanswered. Onco I left
Slopperton, I know that sho would
never bo able to find mc, for she
knew neither my aunt's name nor
Well, tho last day at Slopperton
hnd come; there had been a sale of
tho furniture, and tho proceeds had
paid off all our little bills, and defrayed tho expenses of my mourning
and left me a few pounds to begin
my new life with. The house was
bare and dismantled; there were bills
up in tho windows; and my solitary
box stood ready packed and strapped
in the hall.
Old Sarah went about weeping, for
she too was to depart on the morrow, und begin life .afresh. I had
dragged a kitchen-chair into the dining-room, and was sitting there
miserably enough by tho dying embers of the fire, pondering over the
gloomy prospects of my future life,
when a sharp knock nt the door
aroused mo, and, to my amazement,
young Charley Flower walked suddenly inlo tho room.
"Mr.   Flower!"  I  exclaimed, stand
ing up in utter bewilderment nt    the
sight    of    so   unexpected     a visitor,
"What  on earth brings you hero?"
"Oh! pray forgive mo, Miss Clifford, I couldn't, help coming. I have
only just heard of your loss, and
that you nre turned out of your
home, and all; and oh!" looking suddenly away from me round the bare,
carpet less, furnitiirelcss room���"oh,
I am so sorry for you!"
"And you came to tell mo this?"
I cried, placing both my hands heartily into his; "just to tell me you
are sorry for me? How good of
you, Mr. Flower! Po you know
yours is tho first disinterested sympathy in my troubles anybody has
given me yet?" and the tears so long
driven buck into my heart welled uji
suddenly into my eyes.
"Well, 1 mustn't let you think I
am quite disinterested, cither, Miss
Clifford," said my visitor, somewhat
hesitatingly. "The fact is, that���
that, Miss Clifford���oh, Freda!"���
suddenly lifting his eyes in honest
earnestness to my fuce���"surely you
must know that I love you!"
"Oh, I am so sorry!" I murmured.
"Why should you be sorry?" he
cried, eagerly���having onco broken
tho ice, Charley apparently found no
difficulty in proceeding���"Why are
you sorry, if I can make you happy?
I have heard that your engagement
with Mr. Curtis is at an end���and no
wonder, for you never loved him, I
know���nnd now you are free, and
you are also in trouble, and have no
one belonging to you, and I am
pretty well off, Freda, and cun afford to givo you a comfortable home.
I would leave tho army; and I know
I could make you happy, if you will
let mo try "
"Stop, stop! not so fast!" I cried,
interrupting the category of his
hopes and intentions; "wait one minute, Mr. Flower. If you know that
my engagement wilh Mr. Curtis is
broken olf, you do not perhaps know
that thero is a dreadful slander about
me that "
"Oh! yes, I do," he interrupted,
quickly: "don't sny anything more
about that. I have hud a letter
from Mrs. Fenlhei'stone, telling me
the whole story at  great length."
"Sho wrote to you?" I exclaimed,
in horror-struck tones.
"Yes���tho she-fiend!" and Charley
Flower ground his teeth and his fists
together, ns though he would like to
murder her.
"And in tho fnco of her letter you
are hero asking mo to marry you,
Mr.  Flower?"
"Do you suppose I believe oi'O
word of what that woman says? It's
all a tissue of lies from beginning to
end. Y'ou don't suppose, a woman like
that could make me believe any harm
of you. do you? And it is just because of her spiteful letter that 1
have come to you now. so soon,
without waiting any longer after
your poor father's death; just because I see how lonely and friendless you must be, darling, to be at
the mercy of that woman's evil
tongue, and bow much you need
some one to silence nil such calumny
nguinst you, und to fight your battles  for you."
"Oh!   Charley,  how good    you  are!
How I wish I could love you us you
deserve!"   And  then  1  burst     into    a
flood   of tears.
In  a minute the young fellow    was
kn. ling by my side, stroking my
bunds and my hair, and soothing me
by every  fond and loving  word.
But I pushed him back firmly but
"No, no, Charley," I said through
my tears, "I must not let you waste
any more love upon me, my poor
boy. I don't know how 1 can ever
thank you and bless you for uil your
fondness and vour love to me. If J
nad not loved any one else 1 must
have loved you���out of sheer gratitude. But alas! I can givo you back
nothing but tears and blcssings--for
1 have no love to give you���it lias
all been given away long ago."
He rose from his kneeling position
at my side, and walked two or three
times tho length of the room and
back before he answered me. and
then he stopped suddenly in front of
me with a very white face.
"Will you  tell me the truth about
this, Freda?" he asked, gently.
I nodded.
"It is Mark Thistleby���tho man
who was at Eddington the night of
the ball���whom you love, is it not?"
"Yes," I answered softly under my
breath; whilst a hot blush covered
my downcast'face, at the thought of
how much shame and how little
pride there could be for me now in
the  avowal of my love.
There was a littlo pause, nnd then
Charley spoke again; this time coldly  and sternly:
"Tell me tho truth, then���hus he
behaved badly to you? Has he treated you like a blackguard? for by
heaven if he has������"
"Oh, no, no!���a thousand times,
no!" I cried, looking up at him
suddenly, as he stood before me, an
angry picture of avenging young
lovo. "What can make you think
such a thing? He has been everything that is good to me always. He
is the noblest of men; but���but, alus!
we can never bo happy, lie is no
way to blame; But������"
And my voice faltered.
"Hush, my darling; say no more.
Do you suppose 1 want to cross-
question you, or to wring your secrets from you? It is enough' that-1
know that no ono has behaved badly
to my darling."
And then he suddenly bent over me
and took mo in -his n"ms.
"I will not bother you any longer," ' he said somewhat brokenly.
"though I lovo you very dearly, 1
will never trouble you again, only
givo mo one kiss, before I go, from
your sweet lips!"
In ur, noble-hearted Charley Flower! I think that even Mark would
have forgiven mo that I granted him
his last request; that I put up my
arms suddenly round his neck, and
gazed into the honest blue eyes that
wero dimmed with tears, nnd put up
my fuco for his parting kiss.
"Good-bye," he said, huskily, turning away suddenly to the door. "If
ever yott want a friend, Freda, do
not forget that you have ono in :no
���and God bless you."
Before I could answer he was gone,
nnd with him seemed to go nt once
all the sunshine and the light which
his unexpected entrance had brought
into  my lonely  and  desolate life.
And yet I was happier for that
visit���happier to think that one
more honoRt heart in this desolulc
world loved me, and was truo to me,
than I had known of.
Poor Charley Flower! It was not
so vory long afterwards that ho was
drowned in a dreadful collision between two ships in tho Channel���
bravely devoting bis own lifo to saving those of the perishing women and
children about him. When I read of
his noblo death in the papers���a hero
in his last hours���I wept tears 'of
heartfelt sorrow over his sad yet
glorious end, nnd felt proud to think
that such a man had onco loved
Freda Clifford.
Russell Square, on a foggy winter's morning, is not a particularly
cheering spot, yet thero it was that
I stood, looking out of the drawing-
room window of ono of the houses
on the north side of tho square, one
day about two months after my
father's death.
Tho square was filled with opaque
yellow fog, through which tho bare
trees in tho garden looked gaunt
nnd weird; a fine drizzle was falling,
and a few pnssers-by hurried along
under umbrellas. I stood leaning
against tho window frame, wilh
some open letters in my hand, and
looked miserably  and hopelessly out.
My Aunt Selina come bustling into
tho room, with her new black silk
dress nil crisp nnd fresh, and her
cap-ribbons flying out behind her.
Sho looked rosy and comfortably
well-to-do. Sho stooped down ami
stirred the fire into a cheerful blaze,
"Any news, Freda?" she said to me;
but before I could answer her, Untie
Carr, who wns stone denf, nnd never
heard ordinary conversation interrupted her and claimed  her attention.
He was seated in a low arm-chair,
drawn well up to the fire, and had
been awaiting her reappearance from
the lower regions impatiently.
"What have you ordered for dinner,
Selina?" Next to eating his dinner,
hearing about what ho was going to
eat, was Uncle Carr's chiif solace
during the twenty-four hours.
"Sole au gratin, mutton cutlets,
oyster patties, and roast pheasants,"
shouted   Aunt  Selina.
"Eh?" and up went the enr trumpet. Aunt Selina repeated the menu
down it.
"No   soup?"  inquired   her husband
in  an aggrieved voice.
"Oh, yes;  hare soup."
"Have you got the port for it, my
dear? and    what   sauce   for the cutlets?"
Being satisfied upon these two all-
importnnt points. Uncle Carr subsided into himself, nodding his head,
and giving vent to low chucklings
of pleasure at intervnls���indicative,
probably, of the delights of anticipation which he was experiencing.
Her husband's curiosity being appeased, Mrs. Carr turned again to
"Any news this morning, Freda?"
sho asked again. "I see you have
some letters."
"No," I answered glancing down
at the papers in my hand; "there is
nothing new. The lady in Hampshire is suited wilh a governess, and
tho ono in South Kensington has
gone back to the music-teacher who
taught her little girls last year.
Everything falls through!" I added,
with a sigh.
Aunt Selina gave a grunt expressive of disapprobation.
"And to think that you might
have been living on ten thousnnd a-
yeur now, if you had chosen!" she
said, angrily, es sho drew forth an
enormous bundle of knitting���a counterpane for a bazaar���and settled
herself down to it.
"And probably as miserable as I
am now!" I answered, with a very
sad smile.
"I've no patience with such sentimental rubbish!" exclaimed my
aunt. "And pray what do you think
of doing now?"
"Well," I said, doubtfully, "there's
an advertisement in The 'Times for
a bookkeeper in an hotel wanted."
"Impossible!" cried Aunt Selina;
"pray remember that you have got
relations, Freda. I am not going to
allow you to disgrace your family.
Why on earth don't you sit down
and write to Mr. Curtis!"
"And ask him to take mo back,
aunt? No, thank you! I think that
would be disgracing myself and my
family far more than if I wore to
sweep a crossing."
"What nonsense you talk! You
needn't put it in that way. If you
were just to sny to him that you
could not. get any occupation and
wero in want of money, he would
write off. by return post nnd propose
to you again���see if ho wouldn't. I
am sure you had much bettor humble your pride a little than starve."
"I am not starving, aunt���thanks
to you," I answered, smiling pleasantly; for when ono is eating a person's bread, one feels bound to bo
as grateful as one can for the gift,
however grudgingly it may bo bo-
"You would bo if it Wasn't for
me," is Aunt Scllna'a ungracious rejoinder.
I sighed and walked wearily
across the room towards tho door.
"Where are yon off to now?" asked my aunt, looking up sharply from
her work.
"1 thought I would go out; I
might go to that office again nnd
hoar of something new," I answered
listlessly, as I left tho room; Aunt
Selina launching forth more invectives against my "ingratitude" and
my "obstinacy" after me as I sent,
in truth, I had no object in going
out at all, unless it was to get out
of reach of my aunt's revilings, and
out of the sight of her well-furnished, warm-carpeted house, whore I
felt choked and stifled, as though I
had no business there.
I was sick of governess offices and
agencies; I would go to them no
more. I would go into a shop or into a hospital nnd offer myself as a
housemaid, I thought���anything to
escape from Aunt. Selina's charity,
nnd to eat the broad of dependence
no more.
I Wandered along aimlessly and
miserably in tho damp foggy air,
until chance brought my wandering
footsteps into Pull Mnll. Hero suddenly my passage Was arrested by a
small crowd collected on tho pavement which blocked tho way. Thero
were the usual ingredients���a tall policeman in the middle, a red-faced,
noisy-voiced enhmnn haranguing nnd
swearing, and a small, weeping woman, whom the engine of tho law
was grasping firmly by tho arm,
whilst a group of idlers, dirty men
nnd lounging crrnnd-boys, hnd
crowded close round, eager to henr
wh.at it was all about.
"I tell ye I wants my money, and
I will have it, or I'll know the reason why!" shouted tho cabman,
brandishing his fist within six inches
of tho woman's face.
"But how cun I pay you  if    I'vo
lost my purso?"  sobbed the woman.
"You   hnd  bettor  come  along with
me, my dear," was tho only solution
suggested by the maker of pence.
I don't know what irresistible impulse made mc suddenly stop short
and  listen to what was going on.
"She's drunk, that's what sho is!"
suggested a bystander; nnd.indeed it
did not, look unlike it, for tho woman, whose face wns hidden in her
handkerchief, wns swaying herself
backwards and forwards as if in a
paroxysm of grief.
(To be Continued.) THE    DESPATCH
Tho Marquis of Tulllbai'dlne is helping to raise a troop of tne Scottish
Horse in Tiro.', and already a score
of men have given in their names.
A smart recruiting party caught, the
eye of the impressionable Unci, but
there's no blythimss among the girls
over the new departure.
Warrior Woes .'Through dump, c d.
nnd exposure many a hrnve soldinr who
left ni* niilivo hearth ns "tit" ns man
could In; to liirlit lor country's honor,
hus been "invalided homo" nimuse of
tin- vulture of thii tmlllo unuieil-Itheii-
niiilisni. South American IthpuiiiHtlc
Cure will absolutely euro everv chbo nt
Rheumatism in existence. Rollef in six
Tne Arctic expedition ship Windward, which brought Xunsen lack to
Europe some years ago. has now joined the Dundee fleet as a whaler.,     It
is useful at any rate this time.
Deafness Cannot Be Cured
by local applications as they cannot reach ths
diseased portion of Che ear. Tliere Is only ono
way to cure deafness, and thut Is by constitutional remedies. Deafness Is caused by an Inflamed condition of the mucous lining of the
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 Its normal
condition, hearing will be destroyed forever;
nine coses out of ten are caused by Catarrh,
which Is nothing but an lnllamed condition of
the mucous BUrfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dollars for any
case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send Cor
circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by al] druggists, Wc.
Hall's Family Pills aro the best.
'The government has decided to for-
i ilV the Island of Foronsay, at the
extravagant price of ��6,000, and when
tho work is completed tho safety of
the   West  Highlands  will be assured.
���Immediately they were offered to the
public, Paruieleo's Vegetable Pills be-
came popular because ol' the good re-
port thev made for themselves. That
reputation has grown, and they now
rank among tho first ihediclnes for use
in attacks of dyspepsia and htllousness;
complaints of the liver nnd kidneys,
rheumatism, fever nnd ague nnd tha innumerable comnlications to which these
aliments give rise.
It is now the turn of Br.tintree, Essex,  to  bo overrun with rats.      It  is
common experience to have to got up
of nights and beat them off the   bed
Cheerful  exercise !
Only the well-to-do can afford to possess a medicine chest, but. Dr. Thomas'
Eclectrlc Oil. which is n medicine chest
in itself, hebur n remedy for rheumatism, luinhago. sore throat, colds, coughs,
catarrh, asthma, nnd 11 potent healer for
wounds, cuts, bruises. Sprains, etc. is
within the roach of the nearest, owing
to its   cheapness.    It  should bo in over
From gay to usefulness���One of
pair of chestnuts that pulldtl King
Edward through the streets of Swan
sea twenty years ago now heub: coal
about, the streets.
Tn TTtnh they do not appear lo seo
anything singular about plural wive
It  is said that tin'   Japan.���   he. v
no    swear-words,   but    the     Hessians
probably more than  make up for the
At Blackburn Sarah Evans, a g
of li. was found drowned in a can;
and the only explanation givcU of t
sad affair is that the child had I e
scolded for    playing truant.
You know the medicine that
makes pure, rich blood���
Ayer's Sarsaparilla. Your
mother, grandmother, all your
folks, used it.   They trusted
it. Their doctors trusted ft.
Your doctor trusts it. Then
trust it yourself. There is
health and strength in it.
"I ftiitTercd terribly from Indigestion and
thin blued. 1 found no lellcf until I took
Ayer's Sarsaparilla, Four boLtlon rci-ma-
ncntly Ourertft^ nAnT_ ,���_ K���P1>iN.y,
S1.D0 n bottle. .1. r. AVEH CO.,
AILlnmelHM.   _      T������ ho\voll,  Mssn,
1 for
Aycr'e   Pills   aro   gently   laxativo.
They greatly aid the Sarsaparilla.
When Danger Signals
your liver out of order, constipation, or your stomach not
working rijjht, it's a sign of
distress which, unheeded, will
lead to trouble���it is time to
Slaying      Hie      Ghost      of      i   waellen
'I iiings���Method In (lie Day's Itnsli.
The "complexities of modern life' has
become a stock phrase with writers
and speakers, but no other words will
expressively describe the mad rush to
and fro from duty to pleasure which
characterizes the daily life of the majority. In woman's realm especially
this intermingling of work and play
means a continuous network of marketing and morning club, visits to the dentist and the dressmaker, hunting up a
music teacher for Maude and writing
an acceptance to the Grundy's dinner
Invitation, with a charity meeting and
two afternoon teas to attend before It
Is time to return home and dress hurriedly for dinner.
Sometimes It all goes through successfully only to be spoiled by a tiny
white button, or, rather, the lack of a
Btitch taken In time. More often really
Important matters are forgotten at the
proper time only to be remembered at
the most Inopportune period, while the
sins of social omission cause many a
bad quarter of nn hour to the busy
woman. That she finally succumbs to
nervous prostration is no wonder, but
It Is not work which causes tho final
blow so much ns worry. Between the
desire to eliminate some of the nonessentials and the constant efforts of
recollecting the multiform engagements
life is one lot^' struggle after the unattainable.
A simple d'vice and some will power
In the beginning are really all that Is
necessnry to slay the ghost of forgotten
things. Look at man, stalking through
life serenely, nnd take pattern. Tho
consciousness of a notebook to remind
him of things to be done nnd tho time
of doing gives him a sense of reserve
force which Is not possessed by his better half.
This effectual device may bo called
tho memorandum habit nnd is simply
a question of pockets and persistence.
A place In which to carry the notebook
nnd the art of continually using It aro
all that Is required. No more good
brain matter wandering aimlessly
through space hunting for the lost
Idea, no more time wasted seeking for
"who," "which" and "where." The
morning and street dresses can easily
bo fitted with pockets, while with reception and dinner gowns a chatelaine
may be worn which will servo to note
whatever Is necessary.
A little practice will enable one to acquire tho habit of noting every item
and then glancing occasionally over the
various lists. The material things will
have been relegated to their proper
place, not allowed to consume more
than their share of the busy woman's
time nnd thought. Then, If the rush of
life be maddening, there will at least
be method in tlie madness.��� Table Talk.
IVIicii (,-. next.
It Is tho besetting weakness of womankind, and particularly of American
womankind, to "keep going," as the
phrase runs, just ns long ns the bodily
strength will permit nnd long after the
common sense limit of endurance has
been passed. Doctors nnd nerve specialists In particular admit that n very
largo proportion of their patients, and
by far tho most hopeless ones, are women who, worn almost to extinction
in tho social treadmill, have nevertheless declined to heed nature's ominous
warnings and so have finally been
compelled to yield supremacy to that
ogre of modern times���nerve prostra
tion. Society women, however, aro not
the only victims, for there are many
to bo found among the ranks of the
tollers and the housewives, and these
are in the most pitiable case of all, for
tho reason that circumstances often
will not permit them to rest when they
St. Valentine Fun.
A game of cards most appropriate for
St. Valentine's day Is hearts nnd
should be played by an even number
and with partners, A unique way of
choosing partners is to got largo candy
hearts, tho peppermint and chcekerher-
ry candles that every one hits loved In
childhood. On each of thoso paste a
strip of paper on which Is written the
name of one of the famous lovers of
story. Itomeo will play wilh Juliet,
Frnncoscn with I'nolo, Dante with
Beatrice and bo on. Distribute these
"sweethearts," with the request that
the soul mate of each be found, and
for prizes givo nn embroidered heart
shaped dolly and an embroidered broom
case, heart shaped also.
It Is tho fanes that has stool tho test of lime���stands the   heaviest Btrain���never
sags���tho standard tho world over.   Order throuRh our local agent or direct from as.
Walberrille, OnU     Montreal, Cue.     SI. John, nT.H,     Winnipeg, Haw
IT MosATNRAc.sM.!<Just The Loveliest Bread'
Foul Itrcnth   mill   IiN-u-iin-   DhuiinnrgeSi
Hue to Clltftrrll, M;il.��- '1 liniiKiiiiiU of I'eii-
pie Objei-ls llf   Aversion.   Dr.    AguetT'S
Cutarrhul  I'ovrilOr  H.-Ueves In   10 Minutes anil Cures.
Hon.  Qourgo Jumps, of Scrantan, l'n.,
.sa.vM :     "I  hnvo heen 11 martyr to Catarrh for twenty years, eiiiistniil   hawking
nnd  dropping  In   Ihe throat   end   pain  in
tho head,   very   ofTeliMive   lireath.     1   tried
Dr.   Agaew's   Catarrhal   Powder.       The
first   application   envo   instant   relief.    After   uwlntr   11   few   llottlos    1     W113    cured
Sold by nil drugglRtB.
Use Dr. Aynow's Heart Cure For Heart
Stomaoh and Nerve*. 30
Hoi beach, Linrolnshlre, Board 1 f
Guardians have admitted into the
workhouse an old man named Ilol.ert,
Black, who ha.-; saved nine Uvea from
drowning, but who from ill-health
was unable to work, and was obliged
to seek shelter. lie wn.s i��i possession of a medal and a watch presented to him for saving life.
How Dr. Von Stan's Pineapple Tablets Give Instant Relief.
They're handy to carry���take ono after
eating���or whenever yen feel Mninni'h
distress coming on���sufferers have proved
It tno only remedy known that will give
instnnt relief and permanent cun���no
loner tedious treatments wilh attention,
able results���host fur all Minis of stomach troubles.    85 cents.���0U
I'bo coroner of Hackney says thai
when an inquest is necessary on a
very old person there it is found that
they have been in 11 workhouse or tli ���
Infirmary. There are here suggestions
about the ordinary life af Hackney
thnt nre no gilt-edged testimonial,
Too Many PeopJe Dally With
Catarrh.* It strives   onollto 11 linn V-
clap, develops with a rapidity that no
nihir disease does. p,- \Knijw'fi C-it
urrhal Powder is the radical, quick safe
and nleasant cure thnt the dsense de-
nianas.   Use the moan?���prevent its deep-
T,"l v"-' -A""',. y?01? "f 'bslress. Don't
lnl.V with Catarrh. Agnew'S elves relief in  ten  1,dilutes,   nn cents.���07
Mrs. Hannah Coleman, of Cleeve,
near Yalton, Soiuersteshiiv. bus just.
celebrated her io.ti d birthday, The
oltl lady, who retains Iter faculties
and keeps wonderfully well, is attended by her widowed daughter who is
herself nearly 80. Seems n very nice.
healthy place, does t'lcvve.
There never was nnd never will he a
universal panacea, in one remedy, lor nil
ins lo which flesh is heir��� tho very nature of many curatives beinjr such' ttiaU
were the germs of other und differently
seated disease routed in tha system of
the patient���what would relieve one III
In turn would nggravnte the other We
have.     however.      in   Quinine   Wine,   when
obtainable m sound, unadulterated state
(l��� I.V  for  iniiiiv mill grievous ills     Uv
Its gradual an:l IllUloioUfl use the frailest
systems   are   |,.,|   into   convalescence   and
strength by tho iniluence which Quinine
exerts on nature's own restoratives It
relieves the drooping spirits of those
Willi whom a chronic stale of morbid
despondency anil lack of interest in life
is a disease, and hv tranouJllKing the
nerves, disposes to sound nnd rofreshlne
Bleep���Imparts vigor to tlie action of the
blood, which, heing stimulated, course
through the veins, strengthening the
healthy animal functions of the system
thereliy making activity a necessary result. Strengthening the frame and eivinc
lite to the digestive organs, which natu
rnllv demand Inerosod substance���result
Improved  appetite,   Nonhr.,p a   Lyman
of Toronto, hive given to the public
their Superior Quinine Wine at the usual
rule. and, gauged by the opinions of
scientists, Ihe wine approaches nearest
perfection of any In the market. All
druggists sell  it.
"I liad just tlie loveliest bread from my baking
with your ROYAL HOUSEHOLD FLOUR; it couldn't
have been nicer== as white and light and sweet
as anyone could wish for."
The above is an excerpt from a letter received from a
user of-
We've got lots of somewhat similar communications-
we'd like very much to have you try this Flour, and write
su yourself stating what YOU think of it.
Every user becomes a most valuable advertiser in some
manner, perhaps only by telling friends of the results obtained.
Your Grocer keeps it or will get it for 3-ou.
An-s   You    Building T      If   so,   uss
The Bes-t  Building Papor Made.
It Is very much ntroncnr and thicker than any other (tarred or hntlld-
ln��) paper. It Is impervious to wind, keeps out cold, keeps fn beat, carries no smell or odor, absorhs no moisture, Imparts no taste or flavor to
anything with which it comes In contact. It Is largely used not only for
sheeting houses, but lor lining cold storago buildings, refrigerators, dairies, creameries, and all places where the object Is to keep an oven and
uniform temperature,  and at the sams time avoiding dampness.
Write our Agents, TEES A PERSSE, Winnipeg, for ��ampl����,
The E. B. EDDY CO., Limited, HULL.
Thoinns Gilbert;, nged js. tli.. Kpsex
magistrate who suicided latoly at Bir-
ki'iiliciul after an Ineffectual effort to
shoot mi actress, wns looked upon ns
considerable of a mystery in tlie Colchester district, near which ho at one
time resided.
China inn particularly IntemMed,
but it. would like to dump Hussin
into fni' wash null run it through tho
KNOWN   lo THOUSANDS.���Parmuloo's
Vegetable,   Pills   rojculate    the  action ol
the secretion*, nitrify the Mood and keep
ihe  stomach  nnd  bowels  free  from dole-
I terlpua matter.     Taken according to direction     thev   will   overcome dyspepsia
eradicate    biliousness,  and  leave  ihe th.
I gOBtivo    organs   healthy   nnil Strang   lo
I perform  their  functions.     Their   merits
nre well  known   In  thousands   who  know
by experience how  hein-iici.il they ure in
,'ing   tune   in   ihe   system.
Sold Everywhere.     In boxes 25 cents.
After Dinner Choeine,
After dinner cheeses nre usually what
aro called strong varieties ���Hint Is,
those in which putrefactive processes
have begun. The best known and most
frequently used are siillon, roquefort,
brie, enmembevt.and gorgonzola.' Any
one of those varieties may be used with
propriety, according to Individual taste.
Thick water biscuits are usually served
with an after dinner cheese.
None knows the weight of another's
If the ess corner holds through the,
next presidential campaign some ot
our spellbinders will have reason to
congratulate themselves on the fact-
Atlanta Constitution.
in a London court recently a yfung
gentleman of 19 admitted kissing a
girl   of   i.|   while they   were   catching
mollis in the garden after dark, an.!
now every girl in that district who
knows enough to conic in when it.
ruins is hard at work studying lupid
method moth cultivation.
Burglars hnve stolen tho plat.' used
in tho Holy Communion service from
the Priory Church of SS. Peter and
Paul at Dunstable, Bedfordshire. STo-
tliing is sacred in tho oyos of tho
bold, bad burglars.
Lovo    may Intoxicate a  man,
marriage sobers him.
i mmnm
A    woman  isn't  necessarily a  tit
because She hooks  a dress.
A Pair of Minora.
Sir. and .Miss Dancei were reputed
the most notorious misers in the eighteenth century. The manner In which
this couple were found niter death to
have disposed of their wealth was even
more strange than could have been
their method of acquiring It. The total
value was ��20,000, which wns (litis disposed of: Two thousand live hundred
pounds was found under a dunghill,
��."00 in nn old coat nailed to the manger in tho stable, ��000 in i.otes was
bidden away In an old teapot, tho
chimney yielded i'iOOO stowed in nineteen different crevices, and several
jugs filled with coin were secreted 111
the stable loft. ,
Fan at  llunil, I
BAKER, the famous Nile Explorer:���
".Newton Abbot, Devon. Dear sirs���I bnve
dptHYed mv [hunks as 1 wished to test tho
effect of LHair's Pills by a sutliciout iutorval
of time.
"For ten years I hnd suffered acutely from
Ooul aud lifo had lost its attraction o\viu�� io
tho uncertainty of hoalth and the sudden
visitations of-tho enemy which prostrated me
fur months, or weoki, according to thu viruleuc*
of tho attacks ,
"Blair's PiUfl hnve rondered mo imraeSi*^
service, a9 I no longer fear an attack of GonvT
"For tha last twenty months I have heen
comparatively freo, as ono or twouttempted
visitations have been immediately stamped
out by tbe asbistanca of Blair's Pills.
. "Truly yours, (SignjjdJjUjUL, \V. Bi-KKR."
1 jnnn Bom A Co., Monlrfttj mill Joronto
The Bull" llrn�� ('��., WlnilljWf.
The Martin, H��le A ffji Co.. \VlnnI|ifiT.
Shirt waists and dainty
linen are made delightfully
clean and fresh with Sunlight Soap. iB
"III. you fellows, come and have a
game;    Here's n horse that can't fliclc
| his tall."
nilllnBs' Thermometer.
"Billings has n thermometer that invariably runs to extremes. "When the
temperature is nt zero, Billings' thermometer always goes several degrees
below. When the .Tilly heat reaches 00,
Billings' thermometer indicates 05."
"Where does It hang?"
"I don't think hanging lias anything
to do with It. It's the way it lies."���
Cleveland Plain Dealer,
That's what you need; some*
thing to cure your biliousness,
and regulate your bowels. You
need Ayer's Pills. Vegetable;
gently laxative. *g fc&frgg?.:
Want your moustache or beard
a beautiful brown or rich black? Use
nm cm n. p. ball s co��� rTAurnu, w. h.
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Dissolution of Partnership Notices, $3.00.
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1 BIDAV, MAY 1.1,  1004,
to  help   themselves.    The   big    fellow
wine out,
*     *     *
Tho exhibition of  the  new   general
office plans and  the  promise   to  com-
I inence work on the building " tho next
morning after the incorporation tiuestion
is settled," is a  masterstroke of adroit
diplomacy,   '-If you'll be a good  little
boy you'll get this nice stick of candy."
*     *     *
The word of tlie managing director of
the coal company is that the mines here
will resume operations soon, and, although we believe the residents here
ale entitled to more explanation, we
hope those private reasons will prove
satisfactory and that the interests of
the public are not being ignored by the
manoeuvres and tactics of the big corporation.
Li Hung eiianq's Prophecy.
Just after the Boxer hostilities Li
Hung Chang visited the Russian legation every day, and was believed to be
in sympathy with Russia in iter occupation of Manchuria. .It was suggested
that the powers would never allow Russia to acquire Manchuria. "And Japan?1'
added Ms. Ackcnnali- "what will Japc.n
The old man snarled, " What can Japan say ? Are not the Mikado's soldiers
t'ne best equipped in the world ?   Thev
enough to have any claim for the honor Ure being disciplined today   for  some
and obvious benefits to be derived from  great trouble that is to come.    No  one
being tho district capital, so we are not
sore about the change.   It  has   been   a
matter of more concern  to  Fernie   ami
The removal of the government offices
-from Fort Steele to Cranbrook is, to our
belief, a wise und just action on the
part of the government executive. Morrissey Mines is not old  enough   or  big
knows the resources of the Japanese
empire. Her navy is increasing, her
regular army is immense, and her regiments in reserve are without number.
She is preparing.''
"Do you mean that Japan will someday tight Russia ? "
"Kussia took Fort Arthur afterJapan
Tlie loss to Fort Steele is regretablo, I had taken it from Lite Chinese. There
but we hope that town will prosper and | \s a term in your country--' (let even.'
forge, ahead so much from its attracticn I heard General Grant, the greatest
as a summer resort and picnic ground, soldier in the world, use it. That is all
though it cannot boast Cranbrook's ban- I want to say."���C.  A. Ackermah   iu
Cranbrook. With all due regard to tho
progress, growth and ambition of tlie
former town wo repeat that Cranbrook
is the best location in the district for
the government headquarters.
ana crop or the lately conferred honor
of being the district capital, that it will
not deplore the government's action.
We were told recently that Fort
Steele will now be more of a poet's retreat than ever, since the order-in-coun-
eil has been passed, so thin should be a
consolation. Then- must be something
doing up there yet, however,���in the
printing oflice at least���for we notice
llro. Grace continues to turn out The
I'rospector, with a full front page too,
and in his last week's production appears to keep a stiir upper lip.   He says:
'' It has been known for some, time that
ihe offices were to be moved, and it was
expected thut it would bo done before
this. The reason for moving is obvious
to all. It has become a necessity in the
interests of tho people of Southeast
Kootenay, especially to the towns along
the line of the Crow's Nest branch.
Kort Steele has many permanent resources that will always make it a place
of interest."
Where is " half way " on the incorporation agreement ?
*   *   *
Simethirtg   should   drop   soon    that
would be of interest  to  Flathead   prospectors am' investors.
* *     *
SolHshnoss rules the earth, and, in nil
ages,  only   thine   people   have   had   a
measure of justice vtho wore in  a   posi
lion to compel it.
tt        A        *
Considt .'ing the market value of fresh
lien fruit in tiii.i district, it is surprising
that more people do not go into tho
cultivation of the egg plant.
* *     *
The recent order-in-council should be
a balm for the sores in Cranbrook which
were caused by tlie result of the last
provincial election and the government
estimate appropriations.
* *     *
The Coal Company are getting prac
lieally all they want by the terms of tho
Fernie incorporation scheme. The For-
people know thnt they are getting it
jiut all around them, but are  powerless
From the Free Press.
R. A. McMordie has accepted a position with the Fernio Lumber Company,
He left for the prairb on Wednesday on
business connected with the company.
A number of C.P.R. officials including
W. White, 2nd vice-president and general manager of the western division.
R. R. Jamieson, J. G. Taylor and a iiuiu-
bor of other officials, passed through
Pernio last Thursday on a regular trip
of inspection. They went to the coast
over tho mainline and returned by the
Crow's Nest. They remained in Fernie
about 9 hours. While here thoy visited
the mines at Coal Crook and looked over
the new sito for tho depot north of the
present site.
They are going into the Flathead Coal and Oil fields. The
Flathead couutry in the not distant future will rival the great
Pennsylvania Coal and Oil region. . . .
Tlie coining spring will see thousands of people going into
tlie new Eldorado. Morrissey Mines is the nearest point to
start from.    It is the outfitting point.
tiWRJI   K��TEL,    Morrissey Mines,
STEPHENS BROS. & e��., Proprietors.
Union Barber f
For a good clean shave,]
an artistic   hair   cut   or   a
shampoo, patronize the Union Barber Shop.
E. HACE,    =   Proprietor.
Gent's Furnishings, Shoes, etc.
Morrissey Mines,   -   -   B.C.
Hats & Caps
Color'd Shirts
Slater Shoe
Gillis ai
11 W. Hf.rc:imf.r Sherwood Herchmer
rlerchmsr & Herchmer,
Offices over Burns & Go's Butcher Shop
Victoria Ave.   Fernie, B. C.
W. R, Ross F. C. Lawe
J. S. T. Alexander
Ross, Alexander & Lawe
Morrissey Mines       -       -       -       B' O.
Chov Block
If not, allow us to fix and guarantee it.
Opposite "Western Hotel.
Fine Candies,
Nuts, Tobacco,
Cigars and
Notary Public.    Insurance.
The Clark House
Cor, 3rd Street
and  4th ave.,
Morrissey Mines,
Go to
If You Have
any Draying to do, any
freight to haul from the
Junction, wood or coal
required, remember
THE . ..
Beer and Porter is unexcelled.    It is m
from the purest of malt and hops.   The Beer
that will make Morrissey famous.
II ave you tried it ?    We are turning out
the       J|r article.   .   .
The Crow's Nest Brewing Co., Ltd.
D. CLARK, - = Proprietor. U*vvw^*%vvv*wvv$ - **1��J1	
W. Almund,of Cowley, is the guest of
C. Si mister.
" He Left Home " is not from Pick-
Wick Papers.
Mrs. G. Smith left on Tuesday evening for a visit to Michel.
���A, D. DrunMnond visitod our lire-
stricken neighbor Tuesday.
Wm. Shaw spent the early part of the
week on a visit to Moyie and Fernie.
The wat��r supply was shut off early in
the week owing to repairs to a leak up
Geo. Millett, of the Windsor, took a
uindown to Cranbrook ono day this
Presbyterian service will be held in
the Eagle Cafe next Sunday morning
at 11 o'clock.
1", C. Lawe went down to Fernie Tuesday morning, returning on the local
that evening.
The little Misses Whiie, of Fernie,
spent n couple of days this woek with
Mrs. W.D. BlundolL
H. h. StaeWer, ot Fernie, put in his
appearance here on Wednesday, on his
regular music class duties.
Miss B. Nomoland left on Saturday for
Gait, Ontario, where will visit her aunt,
Mrs. Jantioson, for some time.
J. C. Ross of the Presbyterian Mission here, occupied the pulpit of Knox
caurchj Fernie, Sunday morning.
The pipes and fire apparatus at the
upper town have been put in good repair, and Tonkin residents feel a littlo
Mrs. Ritehes, of Spokane, who has
been spending a few weeks with her
mother, Mrs. D. Willis, leaves on Saturday for her home.
Mr. Dober, manager of tho Tritos-
Wood Co.'s store at Michel, was down
a few days this week looking over the
stock In the Big Store here.
The safas and vaults in the Fernie
Ure all came through the ordeal safely,
except that in one or two instances tho
books were somewhat damaged.
R. B. N. Coulson, violinist at th
Central hotel, Fernio, was down on
Tuesday to furnish music for the dance
in the upper town that evening.
A number of local sports hnve been
down to tho Elk angling recently. Fair
catenas nre reported, but the fishing
w'll not be real good until after the
high water.
. Some fellows, with intense regard for
gaudy colors, embraced the barbel's j>ole
i'l front of bis shop tho other day, nnd
so endearingly that it gave way. Thoy
left it in the road.
John Watt, who has been engaged for
the last few months in the wood busi
riess here, loft on Tuesday for Poplar,
sv'iere he expects to remain this Bummer. Mr. Watt has had considerable
experience as a prospector, and has not
abandoned that vocation. He has the
stamp of a man we would like to see
make a good striko, and we wish him
every success and good fortune.
This is delightful weather, and Mor
rissoy Mines is a charming place to enjoy it. Clear blue sky, radiant sunshine, sparkling snow-capped mountains,
deep green slopes; rippling rivulets ;
rushing streams ; broadened river; soft,
cool banks ; sprouting grass and budding trees. We have it all, and within
n mile of tho finest hotel accommodation
in the Kootenays. Big game on tho
hills, small game in the valley, excellent
trout in brook and river.
Football practice was commenced on
the recreation grounds Monday evening,
the new ball having arrived and tlie
grounds being in fair shape. The club
desires to aunounce that there will be
lield practice each Monday, Wednesday
and Friday evening until further notice,
as many ant unable at present to 1�� on
deck every evening. It is expected that
there will be a largo turnout oach of
these evenings. All who are familiar
with tlie game or desire to become so
are cordially invited to kick or start
their development into chronic kickers.
Victoria Day, the 21th, will soon be
here. The Big Store has a supply of
J. C. Ross will conduct Presbyterian
service in the meth. church, Tonkin, on
Sunday evening.
Mrs. R. W. Rogers returned from Fort
Steele on Saturday, accompanied by her
mother. Mrs. Kershaw, who is here on
an extended visit,
ft. G, S. Lindsey states that the, closing down of the Morrissey mines was
only �� temporary arrangt ment nnd that
thev will be in full swing shortly.
Mrs. Addison, of Grand Porks, is now
spending a season with her daughter,
Mrs. C. Vahey. 'N. Addison, a brother
of Mi's. Vahey, took a run over here for
Rev. G, E. Smith leaves today to attend tlie Methodist Conference at New
Westminster, which opens on May 19th.
Mrs. Smith accompanies him as far as
Cranbrook, where she will stay during
his absence.
Miss Bettschen, of Cranbrook, formerly of Regina, Assn., was the guest of
Mrs. J. Gillis at the .Junction on Sunday. A number of old friends here
wero pleasantly surprised by her visit
to our town that afternoon,
The plant and property of tho Crow's
Nest Brewing Co., at Morrissey, consisting of brewery building, machinery nnd
stock, and one and one-sixth acres of
land, was soli] by public auction on
Tuesday, by order of tho deputy-sheriff,
Tho Fort Steele Brewing Co. is the purchaser, tho price paid being 82,500, subject to a mortgage of SKiOO held by Lillian Harvey of Fort Steele. There are
upwards of 81800 in bills against the
company, and it is expected that about
fifty cents on tlie dollar will be realized
by the creditors.
On Monday evening about forty guests
assembled at the home of Mr. Chas.
Simister to witness the marriage of Mr.
Mark Gaskell, of Tonkin, to Miss Annie
Jenkins, of Broughton, South Wales.
Tho ceremony wa�� performed at 7
o'clock, Rev. G. E. Smith officiating, and
after it was concluded the happy crowd
sat round the richly laden table enjoying
the many good things provided. About
0:30 a program of songs, recitations and
speeches was commenced, which lasted
a couple of hours. 'Those taking part
had seemingly caught the spirit of the
occasion and rendered the various numbers in a manner worthy of the general
appreciation manifested. The biid",
who was gowned in a navy blue voile,
was attended by Miss Rhoda Simister.
dressed in navy blue eolienno, while the
groom's best man was Mr. W. Hnmar.
The presents wero numerous and costly,
showing the esteem in which the young
couple were held by their many friends.
No fatalities occurred in tho big fire,
but a number of severe burns and
bruises were dressed at tho hospital as
tho result of injuries rocoived by tiro
fighters.���Pernio Free Press.
Canadian Bank of Commerce,
Paid-up Capital, $8,700,000.
Reserve Fund $3,000,000.
B. E. WALKER, General Mgr.
HON. GEO. A. COX, Pres.
Savings Department
Deposits of jSi.oo and upwards received and interest allowed at current rales.     Depositors  are subject to no delay when
depositing or withdrawing funds.
Buy Your
.   .   at   ,   .
Drug Store
MINERS, Lumbermen,,
and  working-men ol all
classes   get the  greatest]
value by buying at
Jos. Aiello, prop.
Tony ��aravetta
Successor to F. Moncuso.
A full line of
Next door to the Western
ood   audi   Coal
To any part of the district.
Baggage transferred from
the Junction. All orders
for draying promptly rilled
if left with
" Bill " the Drayman.
leaf Market.
Fresh and Cured Meats, Fish,
Game and Poultry.
Your Trade Solicited.
R, W. Rogers.
Tlie fuel saved in one season by a
Hot Blast Heater will more
than pay for the stove.
it gives these results because
it burns the gas half oil
the coal.   For sale at-
Everything in
can be supplied by us.
Letter Orders filled
Our Liquors and Cigars are The Best.
Try Them.
T. Rader & Co., Props.
the Goods. Hboutit?
r.i,   , .      i i  :       The up-to-date line of
1 hat is why our trade
is rapidly increasing in (lenra]  1)r-v (i,,,,,ls' (i,'"r's
Fernie and this locality. I Furnishings, Boots & Shoes,
Our stock  of   Poultry,
Fresh and Cured M-ea��
Fancy Goods, Notions am
Smallware,   Jewellery am
is complete, f**id every-1 "Waives, etc.
thing is, ��3iean and up-        We\^ ��fix ��� ...u up
to-d<rtfe-  Orders by mail        i ��� ,, ���       .��� ,.,,,,.,���,,,,
IU v J m short on. .��� i& yourwanti-
receive our prompt at- .,, .   tl     , ,
are within rhe above named
tent ion.
Fernie Branch
Calgary Cattle Co.
Kfoury Bros,
Opposite the Alexandra Hotel, I
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Copyright, 1003, by T. C. McClure
Tlie roar of the river as Its waters
tumbled over the rocks drowned the
sound of footsteps, drowned even the
sigh of the breeze among tlie tree tops.
A dense sliadow lay over the gorge, for
the sun was behind a cloud.
The fish in the stream bad not been
biting to suit a young fisher woman,
and she bad thrust her pole into the
bonis and gone aside to carve something in the bark of an old beech. Laboriously she worked away and at
length had completed a single large A.
A man approached along the river
trail and stood directly behind the girl,
watching her work. A Hush passed
over bis face when he saw the letter
the girl bad carved, aud he frowned.
Then lie coughed, and the girl was
startled.   She turned quickly around.
"You, Amos?" sbe exclaimed.
"lie, Marth," was the answer.
"Why didn't ye whistle or somethln'
'fore ye got so close?"
"Wanted to see what ye'rc doin'."
Mnrtii's face reddened slightly.
"Well. I see ye've got that schoolteacher in yer mind."
" "1'nin't so. Now, I wonder what put
that in yer bead?"
"f see ye're lixin' to carve bis name."
Marth looked up nt the letter In the
bark, then looked at Amos iu silence.
"Don't reckon ye can hardly deny
it," continued Amos jealously, "for 1
don't reckon ye could say that letter
stood for anybody else around these
parts but Aldrlch; so I put it up ye're
n-tbinkin' a right smart Pbout that
same schoolteacher."
"Amos Underwood, ye haven't got a
grain o' sense. Ye can't see two inches
afore yer nose." Marth'a eyes were
"I reckon ye think so, Marth. But 1
think 1 know what's what when a girl
carves a chap's name on a tree. MarUi,
girl, 1 think ye might have spared me
this kind o' thing, an' mo thlnkin' of
ye the way I do.   Ye might have wait-
cd till 1 was���till somethln' bad happened to me. Then I'd allers tbougf.t
ye loved me."
Marth glanced again at the letter in
the bark, then back at Amos, and looked disgusted.
"1 never said I was a-thinkin' one
mite about the schoolteacher, have I?"
"Not with yer mouth, but ye've said
It up there with yer pocket knife."
Amos pointed at the big letter in the
Marth turned a steady gaze, full of
fire, upon the man's face for u moment,
then let her words lly.
"Amos Underwood," ' sue snapped,
"ye're the biggest gunip 1 ever saw. 1
hale ye. 1 despise ye. N'ow, ye go.
And I do hope the revenues will get ye
this very night."
"Jlarth, l"��� Amos had taken off
his bat.
"No ye don't!" Worth stamped ber
foot.   "Ye've said enough.   Go!"
She pointed up tho trail, and AdvS
moved slowly away.
��'nrth bad wound up her-"'1 Ime b7
the  (h,,,.,
and sbe t
li gain.
"The crazy," ,-,.*��� murmured, "ne
couldn't remember bis own name started with A. Well, he's gone, and I'm
glad of it. t do hate n man that can't
see wilh his eyes open,"
The girl followed the trail to the top
of the ridge, then turned off to the left
nnd went toward a cabin on the side
of the mountain.
As the afternoon dragged along
Marth went over and over In ber mind
the scene on tho river bank, and at
each rehearsal sbe softened a little toward Amos until nt last each return
mod towrJ tlle ��ld ueecb
"By K.cith Gordon
it, Mj;. Un T. C. Mcaarc
of the wish she had uttered deepened
ber regret, for in a superstitious way !
she feared that her wish might bring !
the officers Into that part of the conn- j
try, und Amos would iudeed be in dan- j
But Mnrth kept herself busy all the
while, trying to drive out of her mind
Ihe  scene  and   ber  words   under  the,
brandies of the old beech.
At dusk sho milked the cow=. then
went lo the spring for a prill of water.
.�� a s'.ip stood and began slowly to dip
'." water from the rocky basin with a
- ii'ndled eourd her otiick ear
caught the sound of hoof beats against
the stones, and she turned her head
nnd peered through the woods to the
right of her. Just across a shallow
ravine a trail led around the side of
the mountain, and on this trail Mnrtb's
eyes could now see three shadowy
horses nnd rldera, nnd there was a
gleam of polished metal which told the
girl that each rider had a gun strapped
to his back.
For a moment Mnrtii's heart stood
still. She knew she was gazing upon
the dreaded revenue officers, nnd ber
thoughts llew to Amos, more than
three miles away down the ravine,
where he would soon be at work In the
Tho girl sat motionless until the riders bad passed a bowlder which protruded from the hillside. Then sbe
seized her pail and run up the trail to
the cabin. There was but one thought
in her uesd. Amos must bo warned
and saved at any cost. Saddling a
small mule which she led from the stable, she leaped upon his back, dragged
a shotgun up after her and rested it
upon the animal's neck. Then she set
off along a trail which diverged from
that taken by the officers.
The mule was soon urged into a trot,
and this pace be was forced to keep up
down tho rugged, water worn trail
through the darkness of the deep
woods. Marth sat like a statue on the
animal's back, wilh her cars strained
to catch the least sound nnd her eyes
wide open for nny sign of the officers.
The murklness of the woods seemed to
hold no terrors for her. She was thinking of the unrighteous wish she had
uttered to Amos.
At last she reached n high rock overlooking n bluff, nnd she stopped nnd
listened Intently. Then, slipping down
from the saddle, she crept Into a Inurel
thicket on one side of the rock and nft-
cr a few minutes came out in the glare
of a furnace fire. She was at the doorway of Amos Underwood's stillhouse.
Springing through the opening, she
called bis name. Amos turned quickly,
and his hand grasped the butt of a revolver, but when he saw Marth he allowed his chin to drop to bis breast,
and his hand fell limply to his side.
"Have ye brought 'cm, Marth?" he
"No, Amos, but they're comln', an'
I've come all the way here to warn ye
so's ye could save yerself. I'm sorry
for what I said, though I didn't reckon
I'd ever own it."
"Mnrth, I���I reckon, then, ye do love
me some, though ye did start to
"Amos, jest plain Amos, on that tree.
I reckon A stands for Amos, don't It,
"Marth, I've been n gum fool! But
I'm powerful happy right now."
Ho extended his arms toward Marth,
but the girl backed away.
"No time for that, Amos. Don't ye
hear them hoof bents?"
The   moonshiner   caught   the   girl's , 	
hand, and together they sprang into j and   straight,   with   masses   of
the  laurel.    Five  minutes  later  they
stood on the rock above the stillhouse j After this he, too, began to watch of a
After awhile she came to look for
him when the train stopped nt lb>
Fifty-third street station in the morning���the tall, broad shouldered man
with the aggressive c�� n and determined mouth. She felt vaguely disappointed when she did not see him.
Insensibly he became the touch of
romance in the dreary monotony of
her days, five and a half out of seven
of which wero spent in Wall street, a
place where the advantages of being
a woman are not glaringly apparent,
Often during the Hugging afternoon:*
of summer, when business was dull
and the hands of the clock approached 5 but slowly, she would sit resting
her face on her hands and wondering
about him. Vi'ho was lie? What was
he?   Was he married or single?
Tho noise of the street blow, dulled
by distance until it was as dreamy as
the bumming of bees at noonday,
droned softly in her cars a sort of living melody, and her thoughts defied
ollice hours and went far aiicld in a
fantastc search for the realily about
him among the crowd of possibilities.
Over and over she gave him a local
habitation and a name, but these
changed always with her mood. NO
name that she could hit upon seemed
to express his personality, and sho
finally discarded them all and thought
of him only as The Man.
The weeks melted into mouths, but
her interest in him did not flag. Bather it became deeper as time went on.
Curiously enough, it was what might
be termed the nonessentials that baffled ber. About the man himself���hi.)
character and what be would do in
any given emergency ��� she felt the
same assurance that she did about herself.
Sho had decided that ho wns a lawyer, though precisely why she thought
so she could not have told. Then one
day she saw him with a child, a girl
of ten, who bore a certain fleeting resemblance to blm.
lie was married, then! An almost
Imperceptible sigh escaped her. Then,
ns Ihe absurdity of tho matter dawned
upon her, sho laughed softly to herself. What difference? Josephine and
Marie Louise had never dampened ber
affection for Napoleon. She even began to feel a mild Interest In tho lady.
Sometimes, for two 01' three weeks
at n stretch, they would not encounter
each other. It was after one of these
breaks that, watching him as he entered the car, her interest and satisfaction at seeing hltn again shone all
unconsciously iu ber face, and bis
glance was arrested by it.
As the faint color touched her cheeks
under his gaze he looked casually
away. For a moment ho had though!
ber some half forgotten acquaintance
from the welcome that ho had surprised in her eyes, but her quick annoyance as she returned to her reading
forbade that idea.
She did not look toward lilm again,
but more than onco his keen, blue eyc3
rested upon her as sho sat there, slim
brown hair piled upon her small bend.
nnd listened to the work of destruction
that was being carried on by the raiders' axes.
"Well, ye're safe anyhow, Amos,"
whispered Marth, nnd Amos, catching
her In his arms, tousled her hair with
his chin.	
I-ady Diinilniialri.
Lady Dundouald, says M. A. P.,
was Miss Winifred Hosketh, daughter
and heiress of tho late Hobort Hcs-
ketli, a rich Wclshmnn, and owner of
Qwrych Castle, Doulngshlre. "in appearance, Lady Dundouald is a tall,
fine, handsome woman, with dark
hair and a fresh-colored complexion.
She has never posed ns either a wit |
or a beauty, but sho is an excellent
wife and mother, nnd does some
pleasant entertaining at her big
house in Port.mnn Square. She has
two sons, and three beautiful daughters. The eldest girl, Lady Qrlzol, iu
soon to bo a bride, and tho Ladies
���lean and Mnrjorie Cochrane aro two
charming children, in what may bo
termed tho chrysalis stage. Lord I
Bun-'ionald���now in Canada���has soldierly  dualities   that  aro  known    to , ship.
all the wo-ld.   Bnt ho
mornlng. A habit Is very easily formed!
Then for weeks he disappeared. The
girl wondered anxiously what had become of him. Had he gone abroad?
Mayhap he was ill���or dcttd! At the
thought she shrank like one hurt, for
ho had become, in a whimsical way.
a part of her life. He had become as
near and dear us only ideals cun be.
When he did appear ono morning.
towering above n crowd of lesser men
like a god, there was n new gravity iu
his face which held her attention even
before she noticed that he was in
That, then, wns what these weeks
of absence from business meant. Sickness and suffering and death, litis
wife undoubtedly, from the sorrow and
oppression that lie showed. The quick
sympathy that site felt hovered lu her
soft, wide eyes as they rested briefly
upon his face. And ho, reading that
look, felt n curious thrill.
Long since he had begun to regard
her with n sort of tacit, silent friond-
"The little girl with her soul in
... is niso a sun- i
ful mechanic U.^d a bom Inventor.  Ho '
has designed n n\,w glln carriage, invented a clever lift).,, instrument   for
wanning tho hand,  cnuicd  an  Instra,
and  Is  said  to  havo  thought  out  n
plan for giving a supply of puh,-0 water  to  soldiers   on  the  march.    Vff 0rd
Dundouald is known to havo an   un*.
bounded    admiration
his.mind  nnd  character.
A   rSoJoctotl   Ilccipe.
Edith���Just think! Here's a new
thought professor who teaches that
one can become beautiful by persistently thinking herself beautiful.
Irene-Oii, pshaw! We could point
out so many Instances to tho contrary.
���Smart Set.
her face," as he once described her to a
friend, shaking his bend depreeatlngly
at the thought of a woman like her
having to wrestle with the world. She
seemed to him too exquisite for the
tips nnd downs of r.uch a life.
He watched her surreptitiously now,
wondering idly who she was and
ever meet her.
.._ a way���he might follow her
ahd\jjestow a quarter on tho elevator
hoy, ane��i rhe thing would be done, lint
Ihe ooarseheisj cf such methods repelled him. !iln>. seemed the sort of a
woman who would\reseut that kind of
thing". >.
Moreover, In his heart JW hearts and
In r.pito of his bigness andNrorldllnoss,
I'D was a fatalist.    If It were' Witteu
for  Napoleon, p whether   he   should
TTVoore was
from the beginning it would occur!
No man could dabble in the affairs of
It was nearing the end of tha third
year. Ho took the same train now
with a regularity which made her suspicious. Tho results of chance were
never so unerring. Intention was apparent.
But through It all save at unexpected
moments when tho curtain would lift
for a second and an unintentional
glance betray n deeper knowledge they
regarded each other with tho baffling,
impassive eyes we keen for the unknown.  No twentiritn century romuin..
ever moved so slowly.
Then Billy Stoughton, who In this
particular case was the Instrument of
fate, awakened cue rooming with an
unaccountable but imperative yearning
for Broadway. Five years earlier an
equally compelling desire had landed
him on the ranch, where he bad bided
contentedly enough up to thut particular morning. The evening of the next
day found him in Denver, from which
place he proceeded with as much haste
as the railroad facilities would permit
to New York.
On the day of his arrival he planned
to dine with Itenwick, the closest of
his college friends, lie had just time
to catch him by telephone before he
left his office, which he did, arranging
to meet him at the elevated station aud
go up town with him.
The lirst effervescence of their meeting over, Stotlghton's beaming eyes
roved over the other passengers. A
slight figure at the far end of the ear
held his glance. He looked again to be
"Fardon me a minute, Jack," he said,
rising and making his way toward the
girl, with whom a moment later he
was shaking hands cordially and talking with the ensc of long friendship.
Presently be returned to Itenwick, and
as he did so n revealing look passed
between the two.  A bridge at last!
"It's Natica Alston, a cousin of mine,
you know," ho explained to Iienwick.
"Tough luck they had, I tell you. But
she's n plucky girl. Sbe has earned her
own living now for four years."
"Will you present me?" demanded
Renwlck eagerly.
"Certainly. I'll take yon up there
with me. Natica will bo glnd to receive nny friend of mine."
"Thank you, old fellow; thank you."
Renwlck paused awkwardly, He
seemed to have something else to say,
but scarcely knew how to say It.
"When 1 said���asked you to Introduce me���I didn't mean the usual thing.
I'm going to ask you to do something
queer and to do It without asking too
many questions."
"What kind of a mystery is this?"
inquired Stoughton. "If I didn't know
that there Isn't a grain of romance In
you I should certainly think"���
"Now, don't think���there's n good
fellow," soothetl Itenwick. "Just follow Instructions. Tell Miss Alston nil
about me. and mind that you tell her
everything good that you can or I'll
wring your neck, and make an appoint:
ment for me to call. Don't make any
mistake. I want to see her and seo
her alone.   I don't want you there."
When poor, mystified Bill Stoughton
broached tho subject to Natica her behavior wns doubly mysterious. No,
she didn't want to know anything
about him.   Then a moment later:
"Did you say ho is a bachelor?" (Innocently.) "I thought he was a widower."
Stoughton, indignantly, "I thought
you knew nothing about him?"
"I don't, but he wore mourning."
"That was for his mother."
In the dim littlo parlor of the small
apartment where she and her mother
lived they met for tho first time alone
save for the dead and gone Alstons
that looked down upon them from the
walls. Surely never was such a first
meeting before.
When the maid ushered him in,
Natica, looking rather more like a lily
than usual in her long, soft black
goivn, rose with every Intention of
greeting him in tho most formal manner. Then a most uulooked for thing
For u moment they looked Into each
other's eyes. Then he stretched out
bis bunds toward her, nnd she placed
hers In them. A moment Inter she
was swept up Into his nrms lis if sho
had been a child ns he murmured softly, "My dear, dear love!"
"What shall wo tell mamma?" walled Natica in despair a half hour later.
"How can we ever explain ourselves?"
"We can't," replied Renwlck comfortably. "Wo might just ns well resign ourselves lo being thought mnd.
It nil comes from the ridiculous superstition that in order to know people
you must tnlk to them."
And then���well, then they forgot the
world nnd Its opinions to tnlk of far
lovelier things.
I'miiiN Slice Conclusion.
"Pnpn," piped little Willie, "which Is
it better to be���a big toad in a little
puddle or u little tond In a big puddle?"
"It's better to be a big toad iu u big
puddle" answered tho ambitious father. 	
Ton May Find It  Hnrd to Stop IUm.
When you nre nlone with a man and
tho conversation languishes, get him to
talk about himself. You wou't find it
dlfllcult���Somervilie Journal.
Dodd's Kidney Pills Cured Strain
Caused by Heavy Lifting.
William Sliaram Tolls of Ills Precarious
Condition, and Ills Happy Release
From It.
Murray Harbor South, P.E.I., Apr.
4.���(Special.)���William Sharam, who
keeps a general store here, is one of
many hundreds in Prince Edward Island who have been rescued from
chronic sickness, and made sound and
well by Dodd's Kidney Pills. Mr.
Sharam, who is always glad to say
a word for the remedy that did so
much for him, relates his experience
as follows :
"I strained my back with heavy
lifting, and the result was urinary
and Kidney trouble, that left me in a
very weak state, and at times 1 got
so weak that I almost fainted, and
could scarcely hold up.
"After trying several other medicines without relief, I concluded thnt
It was a Kidney Disease I had,
and would find the cure in a Kidney
remedy, and decided to try Dodd's
Kidney Fills.
Tho result was all that could be
asked. I used ten boxes nil told,
and can now enjoy sweet sleep without being disturbed as heretofore,
and my old troubles were banished."
Dodd's Kidney Pills cure nil Kidney ills from Backache to Bright's
Dew baths are a fad in New York,
which always did like cheap pleasure
notwithstanding its desire lo cteate
tho impression that it never has to
think about the money end of Its lun.
Free and easy expectoration Immediately
relieves and frees the throat nnd lunizs
from viscid phle&m, nnd n medic! ;e that
promotes this is tho best mali.ine to
use for coughs, colds. Inflammation
of the lunRS nnil nil affections of the
throat and chest. This is precisely what
Dickie's Anti-Consumptive SyrUP is a
specific for. nnrl wherever used it has
erven unbounded satisfaction. Children
like it because it is pleasant, adults like
it been use it relieves nml cures the disease.
No, Cordelia, the relict of a man
who died from hny fever isn't a grass
Lever's Y-7, (Wise lleud) Disinfectant
SJout) Powder is better than other powders, as it is both soap and disinfectant. 31
While the Dreyfus case remains unsettled Franco docs not mean to bo
entirely overshadowed even if there is
a  h'g war in progress. 6
Snould Russians still find it disagreeably cold at Port Arthur, it is
not because Togo Is 'not doing his
best to make il hot for them.
What a jolly old world this would
bo if all nun practiced what they
Some men have a keen sense of humor, judging by. the pointless stories
tbey tell.
If a woman has a pretty face no
man on earth can tell you what Mnd
of clothes sho has on.
Port Arthur does not appreciate
those little favors that Japan is sending on the half-; hell.
The man who manages to keep out
debt,  out of jail and out "! poli-
'cs is a little above the average.
Tn pronouncing floneral Pflug tho
P is silent, but unless he makes good
wc nmy transform F into the silent
If this strain keeps up the C'/ar
inuv feel inclined to raise his own
A woman is almost as much afraid
of a mouse as a man is of a millinery bill.
The Warminster guardians, thanvs
to newspaper publicity, have received
many applications from the unemployed of London, and havo handed
tiiiem over to the farmers in want of
The Hon. Talbot Bice, tho vicar of
Swansea, says that if lio had more
money he could preach sermons^ ns
begging letters for church work now
occupy a lot of his time.
In 238 trades unions in ftngl lft'1,
With a membership of 5fo ojo, 6.7 per
cent, were unemployed at the end of
last year, as compared with 5.5 per
cent, of 224 trades unions with, a
membership of 552,415 at tho end of
The thousands of people who
write to me, saying that
Shiloh's "
cured them of chronic coughs,
cannot all bo mistaken. There
must be some truth iu it.
Try a bottle (or that cough ol youri.
Prices: S. C. Wells & Co. 310
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He Imparts the Plot to His
Wife, but Does Not Like
Her Suggestions, Which He
Thinks Are a Bit Sarcastic
[Copyright, 1903, by C. B. Lewis.]
INSTEAD of sitting down to his
evening paper nnd cigar in placid
enjoyment, Mr. Bowser was nervous and uneasy, and now and
then he looked at Mrs. Bowser In a
furtive, Inquiring way. She knew thnt
he had something on bis mind, but she
asked no questions, and dinner had
been over a full hour when nt last, after walking up and down the room for
ten minutes, he said:
"I expect you'll sneer nnd ridicule,
as usual, but I nm writing a play for a
friend of mine and should like to talk
with you a little about the plot."
"I shall be more than willing to talk,"
she replied as she repressed ber astonishment with an effort "Your
friend is an actor, I take It?"
"He's going to be. lie's been reading
up for the last six months."
"What do you mean by reading up?"
"Why, he's been reading books which
tell a person how to become an nctor-
He's also bought a wig and a sword.
If he gets the right sort of piny, he's
bound to be another Edwin Booth in
"I see. And you hnve promised to
write him the right sort of play. That's
kind of you. Have you got a plot to
match the wig nnd sword?"
Mr. Bowser didn't exactly like her
tone, but after a glance at her be passed it by and replied:
"I think I have struck it the first
time, though some little changes may
be necessary. I will tell you the plot
ns I have outlined it. The scene Is laid
in Home in the year 1123. The hero is
named Kybiffo. He Is a young man
who has dared to aspire to the hand of
n princess, and the emperor has ordered him out of tho country. lie refuses
to go. He not only refuses, but he asserts that he will remain and marry
the Princess Dogolsky. That's where
tho first act opens."
"Does ho put on his wig nnd draw his
sword as he refuses to go?" asked Mrs.
"He don't, but I can put thnt in.
How do you like the names?"
"Why, Kybiffo sounds very romantic,
and Dogolsky is  something new  nnd
ought to make a hit. When Kybiffo Is
in a hurry to speak to her he can abbreviate her name to Dog, nnd on her
part she can shorten his to Ky or
"Have you started Into the funny
business already?" asked Mr. Bowser
as the red began to show In his face.
"Of course not. How many other
characters have you?"
"Well, there's the emperor, the empress, twelve guards, two executioners,
three Hon keepers, four ladles of the
court, a hunchback and a fellow named
Dnmito. He is also In love with the
princess, and the emperor favors his
suit. I've got to get rid of Damito
somewhere In the third act, but I have
not settled on just how to do it. Would
it look stngy to have him hurled from
the edge of a precipice?"
"Who would do the hurling?"
"I thought of introducing a mnn from
Chicngo, a fellow who hnd suddenly
gone crazy and was hankering for
"I'm afraid it would look rnther stilted. If you nre looking for a novelty
why don't you have him caught in a
cheese press nnd squeezed to denth?"
"Woman, don't trifle with me!" exclaimed Mr. Bowser as he started up
with a glint in his eye.
"But I am not. In writing a play you
want to got away from old lines. They
have been burling men and women
from precipices for the last hundred
years. You hnve simply to get him
into the cheese press in n natural manner.    He can take It for a telephone
box or a bathtub. However, we can
let thnt go tonight. After Kybiffo refuses to leave Pome what happens?"
"The emperor sends twelve guards to
give him tlie bounce."
"And does he overcome the twelve?"
"He does nnd lenves every one dead
on the stage. I've been thinking that
perhaps I had too many dead men lying around at once. Would you reduce
the number?"
"I think I should," mused Mrs. Bowser, with her chin on her hand. "It
seems to me thnt I would let at least
two get away to go back to their wives
""'1 children. I'd bo satisfied with ten
oeaa men at once. Does your man Kybiffo stay right there In the slaughter
house or go somewhere else to wipe
the blood from bis sword and rearrange his wig?"
"By thunder, woman, but don't you
start in to guy me!" shouted Mr. Bowser as he stood up and towered over
her. "I was a fool to expect any help
from you, but I won't stand"���
"I had no thought of guying you.
Your hero must make some decided
move after the ferocious conflict, and
1 was wondering what it was to be.
He shouldn't stay nnd be seized by a
fresh guard."
"He don't stay, of course. The princess, who has seen all from an open
window, rushes In nnd beseeches blm
to fly from her father's vengeance, and
he flies���that is, he consents to go to
the house of a man named Bogstoff
and wait until there is a chance to bear
his ladylove awny. He goes just as a
new guard of thirty men rush In with
orders to kill him on the spot That's
the end of the first net."
"What's the climax?"
"Why, he files In one direction and
the princess in another."
"Doesn't he fall over a chair and she
over a sofa?"
"Is that meant for sarcasm?" asked
Mr. Bowser us a dangerous light shone
in his eyes.
"Of course not You must hnve a
climax���something to take the breath
awny, you know, and put tlie appetite
on edge for the next act. If you don't
hnve nny fnlling over chairs or bumping against doors, the end will be rather tame. Where does the second act
"In the house of Bogstoff. Kybiffo is
there, and Bogsloff's daughter makes
love to him and tries to cut tlie princess
out She uses a thousand little acts to
cajole him, but he turns her down."
"Does he have on his wig and sword
at tlie time?"
"I���I dunno. Should Tie have them
"By all means. No actor can be a
hero without a sword and wig. What
does Boggy]s daughter do whon bo refuses her his band?"
"His name is Bogstoff, mndnm, nnd
I would thank you to remember it,"
stiflly replied Mr. Bowser.
"Well, Bogstoff, then. I like the
names of your characters as affording
excellent opportunities for abbreviation. Kybiffo can bo called Ky, Damito
can be called Dam, Dogolsky can be
called Dog, Bogstoff can be called Boggy, and so on and so on. It wns real
cute In you to think of such names.
Well, what follows?"
"The scheming girl, whom I have
not yet named, but shall probably call
"There's another good abbreviation,"
chipped in Mrs. Bowser.
He glared at her for half a minute,
doubtful what course to take, aud then
"The scheming girl threatens to commit suicide, and when Kybiffo smiles
at the Idea she starts for the door with
n rush. Dnmito, who knows her fnther
well nnd wants to borrow $50 in cash,
Is nbout to enter, and she Is just in time
to fnll upon his sword and have it
pierce her heart."
"How came he to have his sword
drawn and ready to do the piercing
"How came he? It don't make nny
difference to the audience as I can see.
Thnt was a time when everybody went
around with n drawn sword in his
hand, you know."
"As Ilellino lies dead her father
rushes In, and here is a great point
Damito at once accuses Kybiffo of her
murder, and the fnther believes him.
He rushes for his sword, and while he
Is gone the two rivals taunt each other
nnd begin to fight. When old Bogstoff
returns he takes a hand In, and our
hero would have been done for by the
two but for tho princess suddenly rushing in and using her dagger to even
things up."
"But how does she happen to appear
at such a critical moment?" asked Mrs.
"Because I make her."
"Oh, I see!    And does she kill nny
one with her jewel bilted dagger?"
"She kills old Bogstoff, while her
lover wounds Damito."
"Very good���very good! And then I
suppose you have the wounded Dnmito
conveyed outdoors nnd laid on tho
street enr track so ns to make it appear
that he has been struck by a car?"
"I hnve nothing of the kind, madam.
On the' contrary, I havo the princess
take him to her house to nurse until he
is well again. That's my second great
point. Her action makes Kybiffo insanely jealous, nnd he goes to live in a
cave in the mountains.    He declares
that he will give her up, but"���
"But lie lives on roots and barks and
cannot efface her memory from his
heart," finished Mrs. Bowser.
"Yes, that's about the way of it,"
sheepishly replied Mr. Bowser, who
was rapidly losing confidence in his
powers as a dramatist.
"And what else?"
"I���I haven't got nny further. How
do you like the outline?"
Mrs. Bowser clasped her hands and
stared into vacancy for a moment.
Then she broke forth Into hearty laughter. She couldn't have helped it If
there had been a dagger at her throat.
"Madam, what's this?" shouted Mr.
Bowser ns he sprang up.
She tried to answer, but she couldn't.
She went Into hysterics nnd laughed
by turns, and after surveying ber for
three or four minutes he realized that
he had been humiliated. He turned
and kicked over two chairs and walked
down the hall and donned his hat and
overcoat Then he went out and banged the front door behind him and wandered through the darkness of the
streets. His dignity bad suffered, and
he was speechless as he entered the
house several hours later and quietly
went to his room. M. QV \D.'
Not a Happy Simile.
"Your husband says that be has been
working like a dog," said the next door
"Docs he?" rejoined the woman with
the dingy gown nnd the tired look.
"The only canines I ever got acquainted with put in their time barking at
nothing, racing around without any
special object in view and sleeping
nbout two-thirds of the time In a nice
warm corner close to the stove. It
is a rather unfortunate comparison."���
Washington Star.
Not to nc Thoueht Of.
Mrs. Newlywed���Yes, Harry has only
one fault, dear fellow! He will smoke
Sirs. Oldgirl���Why don't you break
him of It?
Mrs. Newlywed���And leave me nothing to scold him about? No, indeed!���
Cincinnati Times-Star.
Lowseads (despondently) ��� I might
J"st as well be dead. What good am I
: /way? Why, I believe that I've been
refused by every girl in town!
Henpekke (excitedly)��� Touch wood!
Touch wood quick, or your luck will
change!���Smart Set.
Said the plumber to the coal man,
"Sny, I want a ton of coal."
Said the coal^rnair to the plumber:
"Do you really?   Why, how droll!*'
Said tlie plumber to the coal man,
���'Well, perhaps an eighth will do."
Said the ccal man to the plumber,
"There are scores ahead of you!"
Said the ccal man to the plumb tr,
"Are you busy, then, today?"
Said the plumber to the coal man:
"Am I busy!   I should say!"
Baid tho coal man to the plumber:
"All my water pipes Is froze.
Will yon kindly came and clear them?"
And iho plumber thumbed his nose!
.��� ���aomerville Journal.
Old  Bnslis'i  Customs.
Sir Walter Besant's study of old English customs shows that the doctors of
several centuries ago prescribed for
fevers "a cold water affusion" with
drinking of asses' milk. When the
queen was ill in 1008 they shaved her
head nnd applied pigeons to ber feet.
Powdered mummy for n long time was
considered to be a specific against diseases. It is said that the reason It
went out of use was that dealers took
to embalming bodies and then sold
them for genuine ancient mummies.
The Fierce Cnterpillar.
A more harmless, inoffensive creature
does not crawl than the common garden caterpillar, yet this small worm
will put up nn appearance so fierce
upon occasion as to frighten its enemies away. Soft nnd pulpy, with no
defensive or offensive weapons, this
destroyer of cabbnges and lettuces will
bluff Itself into n veritable armorer)
cruiser and frighten many more for
mldnble Insects Into ungovernable
flight. Its method of procedure Is like
this: Immediately anything approaches,
the slow moving, fat caterpillar raises
Its hairy body, wngs a formidable looking head nnd looks the essence of
strength and defiance, so much so that
It requires a bird of a particularly valiant disoosition to attack it.
doings In Jericho.
Pap Perkins, Postmaster, Tells About &
Deacon and & Hog.
[Copyright, 18Gj,jby C. B. Lewb.l
ONE of the events In the history
of Jericho, and one that for a
time made every inhabitant
hold his breath, wns what wns
called the bog case. One morning Deacon Aberncthy Carter, widower, set out
to drive a fat hog from his farm to the
village, a distnnce of two miles, to
mnkc a sale to the butcher.
The way was up hill and down, with
many paths and lanes leading off the
main road, and, of course, the bog acted like any hog would. He made a
holt off the main highwny whenever
Chance offered, nnd by the time half
the journey hnd been accomplished nnd
dencon nnd hog had nrrived in front of
the Widow Green's the good mnn was
swearing mad, and the hog was looking for more trouble.
The deacon -had once paid his attentions to the widow witli a view of mak-
Carried It to an Extreme.
"So Jiggers has been arrested for
arson. Such a genial, joking chap
"Yes. I suppose he got into tho habit
of making light of everything."���Boston Globe.  I
Twelve I.enfed Palm. ;
The Egyptians used to use a twelve !
lenfed pnlm for n Christmas tree be- I
cause a palm will put forth one new I
leaf n month,  nnd the twelve leaves '
were a sign of Ihe complete year.
Born to It.
"Some scientist has made the discovery that every one is born left banded.
"Well, I can go even farther tbnii
I lint. 1 maintain that every one is horn
with a predisposition to say 'I done
it' "���Chicago llecord-Herald.
ing her his second wife, but as they
had disagreed on religious matters he
had ceased to call. This fact made (lie
widow's heart rankle, and she was biding her time to get even. When she
stood in her door and saw the deacon
and tho hog approaching she realized
that her opportunity had arrived.
The front gate stood open, and as the
bog arrived opposite be rushed in.
There were beds of pineys and pinks
nnd hollyhocks, nnd the bog proceeded
to devastate them. The deacon, who
was armed with a club, did his best to
prevent damage, but his best didn't
count. The widow looked on for a moment and then called out:
"Deacon Carter, I'll havo the law on
you and make you smart for this!"
"But ain't I trying to get the blamed
hog out?" lie shouted in reply.
"No, you're not. You drove him in
bore a-purpose to spite me because I
wouldn't marry you!"
".Nobody ever asked you to marry
"You as good as asked me, but I
found out you was stingy and mean,
and I sent you packing. Don't try to
lie out of It."
"1 wouldn't nsk you to marry me if
you was tho last woman on earth!
Head off that hog und help me get him
"Head off your own hog. You could
hnve kept him out if you had wanted
to, and I'll make you pay for all the
damage he's done."
It took the deacon fifteen minutes to
get the hog back into the road, and
while running up and down the garden
he made use of pretty strong langunge,
though none too strong for the occasion. At intervals, ns he rushed about,
the widow would call out:
"Deacon Carter, you are swearing
like n pirate, nnd swearing 's ag'in the
doctrines of religion."
"I'm not swearing," be would shout
buck, "but I'll be hnnged if I don't
knock the bead off this infernal old hog
if he don't bend out of this!"
No sooner hud tho deacon disappeared
down the road with his hog than the
widow put on her bonnet and started
out among the neighbors to relate the
ndventure. She not only lnid her dum-
nges at $50, but Bho could name over
fifty different swear words used In her
hearing by the deacon. In two days
it was known for five miles around
that Deacon Carter had fallen from
grace, nnd at the end of a week the
widow preferred charges against him
in bis church and had him brought up
for trial.
The town was pretty evenly divided
on the question, while the deacon only
asked for a fair trial. Tho first charge
was that the dencon hnd steered the
hog Into the widow's ynrd out of spite;
tlie second that he had been profane in
her presence. As to the first charge
the dencon said:
"Brethren, there nre those among yon
who have set out to drive n hog along
tho road. Nature made the mule obstinate and the hog perverse. If the
wind blowoth where It listeth, the hog
goetb where he pleaseth until you can
head him off with a club. From my
house to the Widder Green's is a mile.
In that mile the hog had bolted on mo
about thirty times, and to the best of
my recollection the strongest word I
used was 'sugar.'"
There was a murmur of sympathy
and admiration as the deacon paused,
nnd it was evident that be bad the
people with him.
"I didn't see the gate standing open,"i
he continued, "but the hog did, and'
though I fetched him n whack over the.
snoot with a club he rushed into the
yard. I ain't denying thnt he toyed
with the flower beds. He just gambol-'
ed among the hollyhocks und rolled
among the pinks and pineys. The widow 6tood there nnd might have headed
him off, but she made no move to do
so. It took me a quarter of an hour to
fit tte hog out, nnd I nln't denying
thnt I used strong language while
chasing him up und down."
"Language to make my blood run-
cold," said the widow ns a shiver passed over her, but the majority seemed to
feel that the occasion warranted strong
"I can distinctly remember all the
profane words I made use of," said the
deacon in tones of contrition, "and I
am deeply grieved that tbey should
have slipped out when they did. l'ou
see, the widder was twitting me at the
time the hog was acting up, and tlie
two tilings together were too much
for me. Yes, I was profane, und I admit It."
"The profanest words I ever beard
in all my life," snid the widow, "und
you nil know how my dear, depnrted
husband used to swear."
"Then you admit the charge of pro-
fnnity to be true?" wns usked of the
"I do, brethren. Yes, sir, I made uso
of such oaths as 'by Jim,' 'gaul durn
it' 'durn your bide,' 'gee whiz' and
"And what?"
"It's nn awful word, brethren, an
nwfu! word, and I wouldn't say it
again if I was driving two hogs and
met two widdcrs. 1 didn't even use it
last year when I was stung by fifty
hornets all nt once."
"Was it so bad that you can't repeat
"I'd rather not. I'd rather plead
guilty and take my punishment."
"But I'll tell what it was!" exclaimed
tho Widow Green ns she bobbed up.
"He was trying to bend off the bog,
and the hog ran between his legs and
flung him down, and as he lay there
kicking on the grass he shook his fist
at me and called out, 'By thunder!' "
All eyes were turned upon the dea-,
con, and he bowed his bend in shame
and humility.
"If a man can be deacon in a church
and swear like that, then I want to.
know," continued the widow.
A little later on sbe knew, an did all
the rest of Jericho. The findings in
the case were written out and announced:
"As for the charge of spite, wo find
that no person driving a bog is morally responsible for the direction taken
by the animal.
"As for the charge of profanity, wo
find that Deacon Carter made use of,
one term closely approaching it, but as'
be was laboring under great excitement at the time, and as he did not repeat it later on, we find no real grounds
for the charge and announce his record
as clear."
And when die widow hoard of her
failure to down the deacon she held up
her bands and gasped:
"Well, if swearing is allowed, then
I'll say gosh all fishhooks!"
Algy���I admit It frequently takes me
some time to mnkc up my mind, but���  '
Miss Flip���Ah, naturally! You must'
lose time trying to locale it.
rnnecessnrr Bmphnsili.
"Why are you smiling so broadly,
Henry V"
"I was just thinking of the good
times I hail."
"When, Henry, dear?"
"Before wc were married, of course."
-Cleveland Plain lieaier
No,  Indei'd   Xut.
Five-year-old Melvin bad often been
punished for making noises that disturbed the slumbers of bis infant sister. After one such occasion the bouse
was shaken by a clap of thunder.
"There!'' he exclaimed extlltlngly.
"I s'pose that'll wake the baby, but
mamma can't whip the tl,under,"���
.New Y'ork Times. I    /
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^ _ _������__���	
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prolonged applaus<? a song was modestly
consented to. In tones rich and mellow was rendered that famous and at all
times popular song, The Girl I Left Behind Me. With a pathos which recent
exporierjce had implanted in his heart,
the tender refrain was borne to the enraptured listeners and called forth tears
from many an eye. The fllteen Terses
' wore far too short to the spellbound
admirers. They clamored for more, and
got it.
The resourcefulness of the honored
gentleman was not exhausted. After
dancing to good music tho company waw
served an excollwit repast, which afforded the host an opportunity to express
the sentiments which prompted biro tin
arrange hit* own farewell. His remarks
in part were as follows :
"Ladiesand gentlemen, most gladly
do I welcome you here this evening.
This large, responsive gathering will
long linger in memory's cherished store.
Since my residence among you I have*
entertained only kindly feelings; yea,
my heart has gone out to some, and, go
where I may, I never can or wish to forget friends left here behind. Here am I
tonight; four thousand miles from home,
and now am aboat to sever these tender
associations formed in Tonkin by a removal ofi twelve miles. Can you wonder
that nay eye is dimmed and my heart
The rest of Mr. ChappeJl's remark.*
were smothered in the expressions of
regrets, the swelling emotions being
past all restraint. After a general tax
to pay the expense** of his fare.vell gathering, the guests sadly and with chastened spirits-'departed to their various-,
homes, to drcaui of securing patent
rig.ViS on personal farewells,
Roy���My mother sij.vs there wns u
pound of snml In. the last box of prunes)
��011 sent up.
(Jnicer��� WV1I. yon tell ymir mother
that was tbe Ix'st Bcrtihhlitg snml. sho
Is n good customer, nm) l threw it In.���
riiiladelphin lli-cortl.
The Door I.nnwUr:!.
The proprietor of a Thin! avenue)
store owns n little Wach kitten that
cultivates a habit of stimittlng on its*
lintniebes. like n bear or a kangaroo,
and then sparring with its fore paws,
its If It hud taken lessons from a pugilist.
A gentleman took In to the store the
other evening an enormous black dog,
half Newfoundland, half collie, fnt,
glftx! rmtiin .; and intelHRoiu. The tiny
black kitten, lnsesd of bolting at once
for shelter, retreated a few paces, sat
erect on Its hind legs and "put Its
fists" In nn attitude of defiance. The
contrast In size between the two wan
fntensely ninnshig. It reminded one off
Jack the Giant Killer preparing to demolish a giant.
Slowly and without a sign of excitability the huge dog walked ns far as
his chain would allow him and gazed
Intently at the kitten and its odd posture. Then, as the comicality of tho
situation struck him, be turned his
head and shoulders around to the spectators, and if animal ever laughed in
the world that dog assuredly did so
then and there. He neither barked
nor growled, but Indulged In a low
chuckle, while eyes and mouth beamed
with merriment.���New York Telegraph.
ratoao one dollar for the purpose of giving Bieir advertises the advantage  of
he Jiereased circulation caused by the
The Tallest Uaihcdral,
e most remarkable and striking
foaltio of the now Liverpool Cathedral
wiBbe tho height of the vaulting of the
naje and choir measured in the barrel
vaSlting, 16 ft., and in the high transopt,
14fi ft. -which cumiot fail to produce a
vifly magnilicent effect. No cathedral
iritthe country approaches its height.
ThV nearest is Westminster, the navo of
Which has a height of 10_' ft., while York
measures 99 ft., Sa/isbury 84 ft., and
Lincoln 82 ft. The "whispering gallery"
of St. Paul's Cathedral is 100 ft. from
the floor.
For Little Girl*.
Some one has suggested a few things
that every girl can learn before she is
twelve. Not every one cod learn to
play or sing or paint well enough to
give pleasure to her friends, hut the
following "accomplishments" are within everybody's reach:
Shut the door, and shut It softly.
Keep your own room In tasteful order.
Have an hour for rising, and rise.
Never let a button stay oft twenty-
four hours.
Always know where your things are.
Never let a day pass without doing
something to make somebody comfortable.
Learn to make bread as well as cake.
Never go about with your shoes unbuttoned.
The Rocky Mountain Oil Company
have struck oil on their property near
the Flathead reserve east of the summit. Their l,'100-'oot well is reported to
have a flow of 550 barrels a day.
Pant.limont of Tnnntnlnn.
Tut an ordinary chair, front downward, on the ground. Now ask some
one to kneel on the lower back bar and
to recover with his mouth a piece of
candy or small article placed on the
back of the uppermost part of the
It seems very simple at first hut If
the person attempting the experiment
Is not very enreful to crouch in such a
way that the center of gravity falls
back of the chair seat the chair will
give hhn an unpleasant tumble.
A Dish of Happtnesm.
Take one large spoonful of usefulness, one cup of love fer mother, another cup of love for your little brothers and sisters, a pound of wishes to
make others happy, a saltspoonful of
wishing to be happy yourself, mix well
together and see if It doesn't make the
nicest kind ot an afternoon for anybody.
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