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Lowkky's Claim is published monthly
unci sent to any  part of the-  worM,
postpaid, for $1 a year.    Address
all letters to
B. T. L.jWKRY,
Canada. NELSON, B. C,
In New York there is a boy six year*
oil who hns never heard of God; nevej
beon taught a prayer; does not believe
in  Santa Claus, and  never reads fairy
stories;  has never lasted cooked food
and does as ho pleased   His parents arc
wealthy   ami   cultu etl   people.    This
judging from our i or. h in the clouds
is   about    the   nay   a hoy   should   b*
brought   up.    To  Receive children  wil"
s-orie^s   about   Santa   Claus and   othe
fairy yams is an injury to their m<n.a"
lt.V.    To fill  them  witli taffc about  (lo-
nnd  force them   to read  the eontradic
tory literature of the bible is a grenie
injury.    No child should be* taught any
thing about croe-ds or religion, so thr
at  the age of maturity they can ehoosr
for   themselves   without    having    thei-
minds and  reason  twisted  anl   warpo.
by dogma and superstition,   it must iv
remembered  thai   morality is a  thin?
apart from religion, ami parents cannot
do tbeir children a greater Injury thar
clouding iheir youthful   minds   by ihe
curse   of  superstition   or   (he   machine
rhyming of any  degmn.    The   ."tiefu*
'Teet oi" such toachinr is se<*n Ji'
the lani,   Instead of having th
loving parents intend it should h
on  the r children the reverse \?
a'ly UlO ease.   All men aro ban 'i
who in Iheir youth hnve had thei]
dwarfed by tbe teachings of anv
A   man   who   cannot   be  good   v
leaning  upon  any   creed  lfi-not
I ove;
* up
��� ner
a  Safe
proposition, and you will notice that
nearly all criminals who are hung 01
pul in jail put iheir names down as od
boring to some church. Children will
believe anything if it is pounded into
their tipper Btones real hard. A man
can hhve ten children and teach every
one* of tbem a different creed. If he
ke*ops them apart at tbe time of teaching thoy will all swear when they grow
up tbat they are right and the other
wrong. So if we want a better world
the people should study stiripeulture.
and teach no child any religion until it
Is 21 years old.
Tlio killing of several missionaries
from America in China recently has
caused a thrill of horror to permeate a
ceil a in class of people. Common sense
loaches tbat we must expect these
things just as long as we continue to
attempt tin* forcing of our superstitions
upon people who havo plenty of theii
! own.    If the Chinese sent missionaries
into America  and  attempted  to  crush
1 all our idols in regard to religion how
| would we treat them?    We would cer-
; tainly   think   they   had  their  gall,  and
hand   them  the   icediox.     Some  would
: hoot at them, others would stone them,
and a few be inclined to hang them on
a tall tree.   We would not tolerate them
even attempting to upset our cherished
customs and  beliefs about God, Jesus
Mid the angels.   Then why expect them
to treat our brave but egotistical mis
���..cm tries even as well as they do. Sure
ly Ihey love their customs and religion
equally as well as we do, and we should
'ei tbem enjoy them in peace.   It is this
���spirit of conquest among Christians that
sUSSS   more   trouble   bed ween   nations
than anything else.    Leave the  ('bint
nan and his religion alone, although we
night take a pointer from it.    The Pig
i.Is n ver pray to God but constantly
request  the devil  to have  mercy  upon
them.   They sensibly maintain that Cod
���a all  good and will barm no enft, bu!
'hat the devil is the chap who is he*: on
'heir  trail  and  requires to be  pacified
by prayers and fire-crackers.   It was a
hinaman who gave us the Golden Rule?
vhich  is  sufficient   foundation   for   all
religion . although    Christians do not
)i act ice it   When  they send  creed promoters   abroad.     The   Mongolians   put
provisions on the grave of the dead and
ve laugh at them.    We put flowers on
the  grave  of  the dead  and the Chink
'fiUghs at us.    The dead cannot  eat  or
smell.   Tbe Chink kills a chicken wheu
!te takes an oath to tell the truth, and
we kiss a book.   So where is the use of
wasting   missionaries   trying to trade
superstitions.    Better keep them home
to cut wheat or fiddle with a bucksaw.
��� n  this way   the  world  might   rect iv<
some benefit
The Lord's Hay Alliance in Canada
h making considerable trouble through
its efforts to curtail freedomby forcing
their ideas by law upon the people who
do not agree with tbem in tho way to
live upon one day of the week. Tbis is
naughty and will, if persisted in. cause
a deep hatred of the people who are trying to dictate to others how tbey shall
live. It is a greater evil to arrest a boy
for selling papers on Sunday tban it is
to have all the boys on earth sell papers
upon that dny. Tbis craze for making
others do as you want tbem to do
should be knocked on the bead. Force
never makes people be Real Good. If
you cannot, bring tbem to your way of
thinking by love, example and argument
you can never do it by throwing into
dungeons or taking tbeir money in
fines. The Lord's Hay worshipers
should have every liberty to observe
Sunday as they see fit. but they have
no right, except that of might, to com
pel others to do as they say, and they
are very rude to even attempt the foist
ing of their notions upon their neigh
bors. It is just such cranks as the paid
agitators for the Lord's Day Alliance
who have always filled this world with
hell and so called piety. They are a lot
of meddlers whotbink they are good
when they are simply mildly insane.
This hot air about one day being holier
than another is the veriest rot ever shot
at a long-suffering public by a lot of.
pessimistic pulpit-bangers. One day is
jus', as holy as the other, except when
it rains.
Nearly all th? crime, poverty and misery in what is called the Christian
world is due to the false teachings of
our churches. Before the world can
rise to higher ideals and a more perfect,
harmonious life the church as it is today must be torn down, and one erected
in its place that will make of this earth
a heaven, and not a hell as it is now to
so many millions. The time is ripe for
a new Christ. Not a ragged necrom-
an-er like the mythical Jesus in bibical
jBct'ori But a real leader of men who
will t-ach the science of life in such a
way that all can imbibe its truths, and
eliminate the false ideals of state,
church and society. It is' these false
idea is that bave filled the world for so
many years with human hogs and their
feed. Open your souls and give the new
Christ a seat.
In the old days, even in America,
nearly all smart men and women were
burned by the church. The same condition exists today in a lesser degree
and different form. All smart people
who mint, act or paint anything antagonistic to the church, and tending
to elevate mankind are condemned, boycotted and ostracised by those who live
by boosting creeds or their followers.
Hell bath no inmates more cowardly,
malicious, vindictive or revengeful than
these paper-brained bigots who seek to
destroy the business, and often the lives
of those who cannot believe in their
Jimcrow notions about the hereafter.
They are not all pirates in Dawson.
A Nelson man stopped in that city for
two weeks last summer and engaged a
room at the Fairview hotel, for which
he was to pay $1.50 a day. When leaving the landlord cut the rate to $1.00 of
bis own free will, giving as an excuse
for his generosity that the Nelson man
had behaved himself, and had not an
noyed him by bringing women to the
room, getting drunk or breaking up the
furniture.    Who was the Nelson man?
The Lord Save Us! The Lord's Day
Alliance are about to increase pessimism in Nelson.
��� 2
LOWfeftV'6 CtAtli
Not So Vcrv Tolerant
in the Pea-Soup Province.
During the past year the press of
Canada that supported the Autonomy
Coercion Bill has roared a great deal
about bigotry and intolerence upon the
part of Protestants and others opposed
to the Church of Rome ruling the af
fairs of state. I^et us see how it works
in Quebec province where the oldest
and most conservative church in
Christendom holds a million people in
its iron hand.
The Salvation Army is a church that
does not appeal to the learned or those
who live in luxury upon Easy street,
but under the British flag it hss just as
much right as any other religious sect.
Its methods of procuring converts are
sensational, and it relies more upon
emotion than common sense. Its ravings upon the strets put one in mind of
mild lunatics at a picnic, and its others are mainly ignorant cadgers who
manage to live because the unthinking
world will always throw nickels at any
thing that has Christ as a battle cry.
The Army works among the sewers of
society for its converts, and betters the
*aTi     GT*     *S~>     GTt
tS"^    eS->    <��-*
affair, and the Judge who backed him b>
his decision. If the ceremonies of any
Reman Catholic church in this broad
Dominion were interrupted in a like'
manner as the Salvation Army was so
recently near Montreal would the culprit or culprits be�� allowed to go un
punished? We think not. Evolution eif
thought will finally lead all pep-
pie away from the creed and church,
but until then all must have equal
rights under the British Rag. and no
favors. If it is to be otherwise In thia
Canada of ours the* sooner we know it
the better. In the ceMiturles that are
gone the Roman Catholic church sunk
all Europe into a mire of moral ami
mental tilth and inactivity by its in
tolerant, bigoted, tyrannical and COer-
cive methods. This history repeated la
not wanted in America. All crevd*
must have e*qual rights, for In that n'one
lies the safety of the people. Crush all
creeds but one. and It would not b����
necessary to die In order to see hell
It would be here all the time There
will never be complete peace while- wo
lives of many by inducing them to I have rival creeds, but it would be worse
change their manias for one that is not ] with only one. Then liberty would be
so disasterous to health and the stom- dead and freedom a myth We say
ach. It stops people from wallowing j down with all church monopoly, for
in vice and poverty by emotion, and J competition is the life of all trade, or
while the spell is on the convert is safe thoelox or otherwise,
from the evils that drag him in the mud.
As a rule the converts are unreliable,
they either return  to their wallow or
England has millions to spend upon
become harmless lnuatics, relying more kings and bishops, but it doe * not keep
upon prayer than individual effort to its poor In work or bread In that
rise in this world. Still in a freel grand little island of bee��f, beer and
country they should have equal rights! plum pudding the battle for crusts and
with other sects to sow their seed In crumbs is fierce amid th��- lower millions
the big religious field devoted to mixed I while the upper thousands grow gout?
farming. ! on port wine, reach with one- hand for
N'*4 long ago in St. Louie   *n ��^o-   lobster indigestion while the other toys
of Montreal, the Armv were holding a   wl,h a box of liV(>r P|,ls-   J,,hn n,,n l8
peaceful meeting in their own premises
A  mob  of French    Roman    Catholics
serene but selfish, and largely a blend
of the hog, bulldog and gentleman. When
adopted everv means to break up th�� thawed out he rnaki-s a more ttefidflU
meeting.    They   barricaded   the doors. Mend than the  French  or Americans
and threw amonia and asafactida in'o He tiP�� hls hat to titles, bows to fat
the hall, almost stifling the occupants. Mahout, and clamors for marmalade at
They stoned the building and the Armv breakfast.     When   you   break   through
officers, and the police made no effort nls ,ineH of reserve you will  find him
to quell the outrage. companionable to a high degree, with
A man named  Gauthier entered the nls hospitality near the apex of perfec
hall smoking a cheap cigar, and In a tlon-    Still, with less selfishness In his
loud voice urged the Roman Catholics composition  and  a  deeper  Interest  In
In the audience to leave, making dire thoSe  who   dwell   in  life's  cellar,   hr
threats if they did not do so.   Some of mi��^  eliminate  the   trouble* of   Bag
them he attempted to drag out of the ,an(,'8 poor by  keeping them  In worn
building.   The Army had the leader of and   awav ���n  gin   and   beer.      The
the mob arrested, but although the evi- Tories that come over the  sea  about
dence was clean and ample against him the desperate condition of the poor of
the French Canadian judge, whose name l^ondon does not reflect creditably upon
is Sicotte. discharged the prisoner, con- Itho8G who Wide the nation.    The poor
tending that a man has a perfect right should he kept in work, or shipped to
to enter a church and urge his co-re- 8��me    country    where  they  can havc
and religion. In tearing away the
chains, and smarting under the wounds
Inflicted upon them by one of the most
damnable governments that was ever
pushed out of hell to enrao the earth
they have jumped the railing like ft'
bleeding bull at a Mexican bull-fight
and wreaked their vengeance upon the
innocent Jews. The Jew Is a commercial genius, and we* understand he never
pushes his religion upon anyone it
haa been be��lle��ve��d for centuries upon
the rainiest kind of mythical evidence
thai he killed Christ In the early d;i> .
The* Russians may bate the Jew for his
monetary power or their minds ma) be
poisoned against him by religious agl
tatora. li is natteried In some quartern
that the Jews, who art* the monej lend
ers. have long played the ShOoek with
the people and lhat the horrible mas
snere* are nerp-etrated out of revenge
for tin* exacting demands of the bun
when they had iho rinch. If lhat be- the
case money leader! all over the wnr hi
should take warning hy the fate of their
financial brethren In frenil��*d and blood
stained Russia.
It must have been a touching scene
li. London a few days since the wives ef
thousands of unemployed workmen
called upon Premier Balfour an I upon
their kne-e* begged him that the- nov
eminent take some action to giv��- their
husbands employment in order that
they and their little one* might have
bread. "Com** among us and tee our
pitiable condition." they sail. "Urn*
Into our empty kitchens, tear our
children*' cry for bread, nnd nee th.>
despair upon ther husband'* faces ai
Ihey sit among their *tamn�� loved
one*." Scmet.mr* w��> complain at
fate's hard decrees In this country but
Seeaea and condition* like Ihis are- tin
known to our land. Th- condition of
the worklna classes In England is truly
pitiable and ll will create no surprise]
If It brings a baptism of blood a* cruel
I as thai which now afflict* stricken Hus
Man is at ill filled   with  barbaric  In
sttnets or he would not Im* *o dellghtt
In going out  with hi* gun nnd killing
the beautiful bird* and animal* of the
forest as a matter of ��\W- an ! aunts
m��nt.   The modern man ��* even mors
savage than the barbarians    Thf?    \
ed  anlma's aolety  for food, while IW
sportaman of teniay docs It  InrgeK ior
the fiendish delight he takes in octroying  animal life  for  ihe eierctse nn-i
amusement  that he find* In pandertng
to the cruel and destructive elements o
hi* own nature    The bible says thai u
l�� the same to kill a man as an ox
ligionists to leave the building and not
listen to the preaching.
This is a sample of the tolerent spirit in Quebec whose leaders call the
Protestants bigots and other harsh
names. The mob who committed this
outrage upon liberty might be excused
upon the ground of ignorance, but their
Is none for the priest who condoned the
plenty. Otherwise it would be more
humane to electrocute the bunch, and
put them out of their misery.
The treatment of the Jews In Russls
has sent a thrill of horror around the
world. It is the result of a people maddened with fear, ignorance, oppression
��� *��    ill.-   renins:   i.f   nil.   �����   �����������������-  ,
this must apply equally to all anlniat..
When any political pany becomei too
Htrong in any country freedom Is i��um
Into the cellar,  and   Unit   and   licenw
make havoc In the pantry and parior.
The recent election In Alberta W"gj2
that  Canada  will  soon ��V    . '  �����
a .-.i .k��� ������,��.,  iii-ii mil   undei  iw
flag and the crew  that sail
predatory folds.
From now on the press of Runs
have aliout as much freedom ��8 "
in Canada.
la will lOWfeStf '8 CUtit
Cords and Women.
Word comes from the web-footed city
of Portland that the. society women of
that moist burg have gone batty over
cards, and with the fever of gain in
their pink corpuscles they have passed
the stage of gambling for diversion and
now reach for the long green with a
cunning clutch that denotes the severity
of the mania that ever deceives its victims by holding out promises to give
them something for nothing. To gain
her point woman will always go further
than man; hence, at the female poker
ganie��s in the dizzy upper stopes of old
Portland's society whirls the dames and
dnmles cheat each other just as nnblush-
ingly as a slick tinhorn shoots a cold
deck in'o a game fed by the Rubes of a
countiy town, if men In clubs would
Cheat as coarsely and often as do these
hand-painted butterflies of the alleged
upper-ten, they would he frozen to
death with ostracism and tabooed from
polite poker circles.
Women, when they descend to flirt
with chance, have a different standard
of rules and honor than the usual run
of men who push chips to and fro a'ong
the green cloth. Woman is ouf for the
shekels, and she will do everything
possible to clasp her beautiful fingers
around a fat jackpot and call it her
own. She will mark the cards with a
hair-pin or give them the needle flick
with a pin: use her garters as a hold
out; pael her waist with coid decks;
use her diamonds for a shiner and her
hair as a nest for the cuter, while
many a set of fours can hide In safety
beneath the expansive folds of the mod
em bustle.
O, sweet woman! break away from
the spell of the check rack ere it is too
late! Think of your clear husbands at
home walking the floor with your lat
est flower of love while you are bet
ting the limit and tak'.ng off chips for
another round of drin'-s. Think of your
dear parents sitting beside the silent
piano while you are plunging on four
flushes, and your heart beats wildly
with th" thought of an expose l b'uff
Think of your sweetheart in the ��� arlor
so dim. sadly waiting while pou keep
on raising and your feet never grow
Kitty, come home, and leave vile man
to scorch his soul with the pasteboards.
You are too good a creature to waste
the fragrance of your lovely divinity
upon the fierce battles of the gaming
room, and muss your hair in a wild
scramble for the chips when the table
tips over and chos draws a blanket
over the subsequent proceedings.
The Optimistic Prosector.
It is rather important that the investing public should have clearly defined
the meaning of the word "mining." It
ls a word much abused and is made to
cover a series of experimental operations which are not mining, properly
speaking, but which lead up to it.
Ry treating the industry under the
heads of prospecting and mining, the
gradual change from pure speculation
to pure investment may he clearly set
Prospecting is pure speculation.   The
prospector's capital is his grubstake, his
time and knowledge. He stakes it
against fortune when he goes out into
new countries, to find a vein which may
become a mine. As a class, these men
take to the life because they like it.
Its freedom attracts them, and the hope
of a great reward makes hardships
bearable. They are invariably optimis
tic; it is an essential trait of character.
They scour the country in hundreds, and
make innumerable locations. Of thesp
only a portion are good enough to develop ; but except in rare case the pros
pector is not the man to carry the game
on to the development stage, lie wants
to sell for a stake, and will then start
over again.
They dream of great things and their
desires are often amusingly out of pro
portion to the sums they expect to realize. It is told of a well-known prospector that recently he joined Colonel
Green in his private car and told him
that he intended to sell out a property
for a cool million. Green ventured to
doubt his friend's ability to sojend so
much money creditably. The old man
replied. "When yo\i and me was laying
under the pines twenty years ago,
figuring out what we would do when we
made our piles, my ambition was to
hive a stem-winding watch, a shotgun
nnd a grubstake of can' goods. I've
learned a lot since then. When I get
th's big stake. I'm going to get an automobile, a yacht and a fountain pen."���
Joplin Globe.
God is represented by all churches as
being capable of doing everything with
out making mistakes, and of seeing
everything, and being everywhere at
the same time. That being true, if we
believe the parsons, why drop on our
knees and tell him how to run the universe? It surely is personified gall and
egotism for us to clasp our hands, roll
our eyes like a dying baboon and tell
God In slow and solemn whisners what
He should do. In a normal condition
man has sense and reason but under
the influence of religion he acts the fool
and does things just as ridiculous as if
he were under the influence of rye
whiskey. Under the intoxication of
either of these things roan becomes
Billy. of'<*n VlOJong. and freouen*K
through them lands in jail or the madhouse.
According to the Lord's Day Alliance
in Canada a man cannot work or go
fishing on Sunday legally, but he can
chew and smoke all the tobacco on that
day he wishes without fear of molestation. If a law was passed making it a
misdemeanor to eat, drink, smoke or
go to church on Sunday therfe would be
some real benefit in Sunday legislation.
As it is it is a roughlock upon liberty,
and a detriment to health, morals and
the pocket.
For selling newspapers at his store
in Hamilton. Ontario.on Sunday Louis
Birks was fined $20. This glorious
Canada of ours is still a long distance
from freedom or such outrages upon
liberty would not occur in the cent belt
In tho parlor of a Nelson hotel the
other evening a man brought his wife
a glass of lemonade. She drank half
of it and then ordered her hubby to return the balance to the bar and collect
five cents for it. This is the banner
record for personified economy we have
heard of in the west.
The Kootenay saloon at Sandon has
a fine line of Christmas drinks that are
being sold at standard prices. At this
popu'ar mountain resort the customers
must water their own drinks. The proprietor never does.
Even Episcopalin parsons believe in
blessings. We have known them to
bless a room in which a marriage took
place. This might help some, but do
not bank on it when making raatri-
moniel contracts.
In Kootenay it hurts some of the Sunday cranks tosee the mails come in and
go out on Sunday. They would rather
sit in gloom all that day than read
letters from home.
Man is full of resources. He has oil
in his skin, electricity in his hair, iron
in his blood, gold in his posket, wheels
in his head, and gas in his stomach.
ltlut- Prize, Henry Vane, Culnmluw nnd
Ht-ivuim Ark ClgMfc* are Union cigar:-*, mart*
hy W. P. Kilhourne it Co , Winnipeg, and sold
o ��� the road ly tieorge Horton.
The McDonald-
Simpson Co.
Wholesale Commission Merchants &
Manufacturers' Agents.
The Lutnsden Roller Mills
The Wapella Roller Mills
Lever Brothers "Sunlight Soap"
Dalton Brothers ' Dish-towel" Soap
The Vogel Packing Co.
The Baltimore Lime M'f'g Co.
The Manitoba Canning Co.
The W. & R. Jacob Co., Ltd.,
Biscuit !���- Hiinfac-turers
The Guelph Foundry Co., Ltd.
The "Armur" Co., Ltd.
The Moyie Mill & Lumber Co.
The Hygiene Kola Wine Co.
Fruit and Produce of all kinds
Correspondence Solicited.
P. 0. Box 363. Calgary, Alta.
Sharp & Irvine
Real Estate and Insurance Agents
Travels in Boundary
Via Hie Bulldog Tunnd.
It takes but seven hours to glide over
the 127 miles difference between Nelson
and Midway. This would be slow time
in the effete but level east, but here in
the hills it is "nae so bad." The scenery along the route, Including the !>0
seconds spent in the Bulldog tunnel, is
fairly grand, but not crowded with that
magnificence of aspect So common
a!Ong the Lucern route in the Slocan
or the shifting panorama of sky. cloud
and mountain that can be seen from the
sleamers that kiss the waters on Arrow
and Kootenay lakes.
The Bulldog Express, sunning into the
Boundary, carries a combined chair nnd
cafe car, and along about the hours
wlien the average mortal has a clamor
ing vaccum In his stomach a young duke
briskly moves through the train sweetly
singing "Lunch is now ready in the
cafe car." Cafe is good. It breaks the
old monotony about something being
ready in the dining car. You enter and
view the a la carte for which no charge
is made. A meal can be procured for
from 25 cents to the sky line. Thr
meals and service are excellent, and
even with the apparently high prices it
is a problem how thf* road makes it pay.
Probably it does not pa v. and the poor
C. P. R. is forcer! to make up the deficit
by an elevated freight rate. A newsboy
runs on this train, but he does not sell
Lowery's Claim. This Is about the only
blemish in the service on the Bulldog
express. The waiters are attentive, the
brakesmen have tenor voices, the en
gineers always have sand, and the conductors are typical personifications of
abi'ity and courtesy.
Although it is on the Kett> rive
Cascade is not boring. It Is jMst ������
little town with a bright pgs\ anl t\V
V future before it. Th-* t't is co
due.ive to journalbric aspirations, it
was from here tliat Beach Wilcox moved on to Phoenix and fortune, and the
leading customs officer has just de
serted the red tape of his old profession
to strew his thoughts through a nape:
amid the orchids of sunny Kelownfi
The force of hain't being strong he will
probably make his customers take an
affidavit when they troop in and offer
him apples for subscriptions.
Crand Forks is a city of vast space
and great possibilities, but should move
thp C. P. R. station into the centre. Al
present it is just like a handle on a long
jug. Crand Forks is suffering from the
back wash of an exploded boom, but it
will catch up to the procession when
the railroad is built up the North Fork,
and the ranchers produce more hay and
fruit. The townsite is an ideal situation, and the bicycles are as common as
saved souls at a camp meeting. People
from real hill towns get lonesome in
Crand Forks and for a time have atrophy of the feet. If you live in Sandon
just imagine acres and acres of level
ground studded with handsome villas
smoke in the distance, and a winding
river and you have (Jrand Forks tin
typed iu your upper stope.    A drouth
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will strike the city in January. The
number of hotels will then be reduced
from 14 to G.
Greenwood is an up-to-date city, and
its citizens touch ihe roof of intelligence. They are progressive. bro:id
minde d and their upper slopes are corn
paratively free front fro/.en ideas end
tiie moss of superstition. The miners
in this camp have more brains than
many of the chape who sit in our legis
bit ive halls and make a hash of laws
for the multitude. The meeting of val
ley and mountain has given the builders
of   Greenwood   nn   opportunity    that
renders It one of ihe most beautiful
towns in all the wait I; was overbuilt
at first and became too small for its
pants, but is gradually tilling up the
s'aek and may be bursting buttons be
fore many moons slip along like- phan
tome in the night.
Phoenix is live lniU^s toward the blue
from Greenwood.      The    stage    walk*
there every day and the fare is $1 in
advance.     Phoenix  does  not   resemble
Grand Forks, and when any of its elt I
sens get  drunk  they  travel  trom one
street   to another balloons.      The*  cli
mate  Is  delightful and  the  snow onl>
remains  on the ground between   Novem
ber and  May.    The mines are in town
an.l  as you climb  the  stairs you  can I
hear the rolling of the ore as It   falls
from the dump cars.   Phoenix is dentin
ed to be a great mining camp as more
and more mines are opened up around
it.     The   proeluction   is  low grade  but
the tonnage is inim* nac
Midway is nine mllee    Irom    Green
Wood    towards    the    sea.     It   has   a
mode]  townsite,   with  nothing   but   the
Kettle    river    between    It    and    tin
Un ted  States.    The  building of   three
railroads in the vicinity win mak<
this a live tow* for a couple of yea .
It is a fairly wide-open town and but t
step will take you from the gEn tn in;
to where the lit lie ball drops s.�� often
on the double OO. At present beds art
scaice in Midway, but booze is plentifu
at the usual price
Jusi across the river from Midway js
a town with the lid off, and a hot fir<k In
the lurnace all  the  time,    it   is  called
Ferry, Wash., an I is a camp of sm.il
shacks and big signs.   It has both doors
wide open an I several holes in the roof,
and needs missionaries more tlnen Chin:
It   is   a   typical   railroad  camp   of   th
far went, with a dozen saloons und half
as  many  dance houses.    Red curtains
butt,  into the  main street while gamb
lers deal nearly every game lhat grants
divorcee to the sucker and his  cash.
Roughs, toughs, gams, hold-ups, books
pinkies and sandbaggers from till over
j arc*  hopping   into   this  camp   like  pis
mires  in a  lunch basket  at  a  picnic.
They are ail after the easy money that
sticks so lightly to the men who shovel
on the grade.      When    a    few    more
paydays  lubricate   the   financial   stringency Ferry will certainly be a spiced
tamale with tobaseo sauce as a chaser.
Then the dance will grow faster us tho
girls kick the plaster, and the squeak
of the fiddle is drowuel in the roaring
of the alcoholic waves washing Mon
tana sheep dip down a hundred thirsty
throats. Then the shanty gin mills will
open wide- their batteries and Splash
froth over everything that haa a thiis;
with a dollar attachment, while- in
every available corner emissaries ot
chance will shtiw how fortunes are-
made on the rod and black, and oui in
the back lane the members of the oldest profession will take the overs.
Ferry Is certainly In the raw with tin
rough edge- on the out side*. Vice is almost    naked    with    scarcely  ��� fig  leaf
around Bs hldeoua form, and the tenderfoot who has plodded only a I. ..
steps along lhe broad roa I J* liable- in
run back to Jesus when he peeps Inl i
this backyard of hell, commonly known
as Ferry, Wash. To the novice vice Is
not alluring ttnleea if Is covered with
gill, and there is in gib in Perry. It is
ihe straight good* without frill?*, fold*
tols or straws In the claret.
the- Yellow Peril.
In Nelson, curly thia month, a Chin;*
mau by the name ol Ji was caught in
the act of debauching and commuting
an indecent eaaanll upon a five year old
girl whim he waa in the habit of luring
-uto an empty bu.Ming with present*
and candy.   While in the police static a
he attempted to bang himself with h u
Queue and several of his countrymen.
highly indignant at th** disgrace to their
race, vainly ��n mated the- police* to hand
hlm over to their care, which probabl}
meant sure death to Jim in the morning
the magistrate sent h.m for two rears
to the- pen with twelve laafcee, as a re
minde! that tne way ot the tranagrea
sot la full of pain.
While  this  is   the   only  cage  Of   tho
I:ind   thai   has   come   to   light   area;* I
these pais It is just as well for moth
.-rs to see that their f�� male children are
iot lei I too much alone with the* meek,
locile and  accretive   fellow  boys, al-
bough we think t���� the credit or tho
bin's that tbey arc- n ��t much addicted
<��� the form *jf vice that put Jim behind
he lash an 1 liars.
Unlike the negroes in (he Southern
Statce, we bave u v r heard of ��� cas
u the west of i chin'; being tri*��i| foi
committing aa Indecent or criminal b
taull  upon  a  white woman,  although
many caaea bave eome to light In Van
eon ver and Other cttloa where John has
been tempted and tell by ihe white wo
men who employ htm  to do house and
other work.   The- moon-eyed Celestials
are a safe prey for vicioiiH and designing   evil   women.     They  are  adepts  at
keeping secrets, and their faces have no
more expression than tin* features Of B
frozen god.
Crime steadily Increaaea In Toronto
although thai city ban more churches
and froaen christian charity than almost
any city in America. If the so-called
good people of that city would rid
themselves of creed insanity, and adopi
rational methods of making people walk
the narrow trail tbey would rapidly de-
Crease the number or jails, police ami
Only Human Beings.
Judges are only human, and close inspection will enable you to see through
the varnish. We have had many kinds
of them in British Columbia. Some
have been whiskey fiends, while others
have been painfully stuck upon their
own importance. A drunken or auto
Gratia individual Is unfitted by habit or
nature to adorn the high chair In a
court of justice. Until lately Canadians
lmve had a reverence for the bench
equal to the faith of a child In its
mother, but decay of the sentiment is
rapidly permeating the Dominion.
The fact of some of the High Court
judges ignoring the Act of last session,
which increased their pay and imposed
the condition that they should give up
all other positions, is not edifying. They
all accepted the increased pay, but
sine' of them are still holding positions
on the side. There Is no penal clause
for the offense as it was thought, no
doubt, that judges would obey the law
without the fear of a penalty. By not
doing It the mud in their natures is
rendered more visible. A gentleman
requires no law tO make hlm just and
We inherited reverence for judges
from our British ancestors. In Croat
Britain the judges have always been
appointed from the ranks of the aris
tocracy. Until recently the aristocracy
made all the laws, and tin* judges en
forced them. When the kings of Fug
land ceased to administer the laws per��
Bonally they transmitted tbeir powers
in this respect to the bench, an 1 gave
the judges authority to send anyone to
prison who offended them. Canadian
ju lges claim to have Inherited this an
thorlty by tradition and hnve some
times sent people to jail without a trial
for less majestic, under the name of eon
tempi of court. The exercising of such
a law is an outrage upon the liberty e>f
tin- subject, and should be forever ob
life-rated in Canada.
Judges should be anointed through
merit, nnd discharge-I wh��n tbey be
eome un^t or loo drunken for the office.
t.ivlng them the position for life does
not make them more* hoheflt. An hon
e-st man needs no restraint, bul a ells
honest one will no' change- because let-as a life Job. The appointment of
judges through political Influence is an
evil. It kills Inde-oendenco and drags a
high office into the mire of partyism.
Troubles in Russia,
The revolution   in  Russia   is  proving
as bloody and horrible as the reign Of
the commune In Paris.   People have for
many  years lived  under the fond hope
that   the world has grown too civilized
to ever again   witness   scenes   like  the1
mm der of St   Bartholomew or the bor
rors of the guillotine, but this hope waa
but   a   delusion.     In  a   single   city  o
Russia  six thousand  people were jnur
dered   by  mobs in the   short space  of
three clays.    Murder does not  begin to
express the horrors of the human bul
cbery.  either.    Eyes were gouged   out.
ears were pulled off, heads were haltered with hammers and nails were driven
Into the flesh of victims while they were
alive.      Even    the  children   were  not
spared, and the streets were literally
barricaded with the bodies of innocents
who knew not why they were slain.
Cruelty, as well as virtue, always
bath its reward. There was a Louis
the Fourteenth before there was a Rob-
riot's firm. The examining counsel
seemed to think that the witness was
not telling all he knew, and, at last,
with an air of being about to solve the
whole mystery of the affair, flourished
an  account-book,  and  asked,      "Now,
bespiere,  a Marat  before  a Charlotte | sir, what is the meaning of these enter-
Corday, a Russian  autocracy  before a
Russian mob.    The  strange feature of
this revolution is that so much disorder,
so  much  bloodshed   should   follow the
passing of the autocracy and the grant
ing of political and religious rights, bul
there's no  accounting for  the  acts of
people who have so long been ruled by
the sword   when   the power that   held
them is  finally   broken.    A  mule  long
confined in a stall cannot enjoy grazing j
upon the  green   meadow   until  it   has'
killed a calf or two and pawed up al'j
the shrubbery.    Neither can a wronged
people enjoy rights long withheld until
somebody has been made to suffer for
their wrongs.
Another feature of this great revolu
tion is thai the Jews are the greatest
sufferers���and it is always so. A dis
turbance In tiny country means pcrsequ
tion of the .lews. As a people they
have few friends, and a warm Welcome
seems to await them nowhere. This is
the fulfillment of prophecy. Prophets of
Old fori-tobl that  their nam" should be
8 hiss and a byword In all nations,
it is so even now.    Once wlien a
without guilt was slain thev cried
blood be upon us."    And it is.
Was Badly Mixed,
The following  story was  going  the
roun Is, which is certainly good and n<-
doubt absolutely true:   A few days ago
a young man in town, accompanied by
his sister, visited a store to purchase a
gift  for hia sweetheart  as a birthday
present:   thinking a   book  or a  box of
bon   bona   too   common, he  decided   to
give her a pair of gloves and made his
purchase  accordingly, while  his  Sister
bought   a   pair  of   fancy   stockings   for
herself.    Both   gloves    and     stockings
were    wrapped    in    similar    packages,
which In some" way became 'nixed, and
thc- young man not knowing the mistake
s.-nt his sweetheart the following note:
"Dearest:���I   hope-   you   will   enjoy  this
little- present instead Of something foolish.    Ob,  bow   I  wish   no other hands
than mine would touch them niter you
put them on. but I know dear that such
a wish is vain.   A score* nf fellows mny
touch  tbem   when   I   am  not   by   your
side*, and other eyes than mine may see
them on   thc-  street  and  at  parties.    I
bought the largest pair I could get, and
if they  are too long you ea*n let  them
wrinkle   down.    A   great   many   of the
girls wear them  slipped  down a  little.
.Always wear them at parties. I want to
see   how   they  fit.     Some-   fellows  have
dirty hands and they are likely to soil
Ihem.   but   you   can  clean  them,   dear.
frith benzine, if you leave them on till
dry.    I   hope   they   are   not   too  small
Blow in them before you put them on."
"From your loving ������."���Ex.
The Wonderful Sausage.
A Teutonic witness was being examined in the Insolvency Court regarding
the business transactions of a compat-
ies? 'Fritz, 3; Fritz, 2; Fritz, 4'? Who
is this man Fritz, and upon what pretext have these sums been -paid over to
him?" The witness smiled, as a light,
almost angelic, broke over his face, and
he replied seriously, "Ach! he vosh not
vages. He vosh not a mahn. He vosh
a sausage, dot ve buy."
Another German connected with the
great sausage industry, was a scientist
in his way, and, not content with making the ordinary sausages known to the
Fatherland, he was continually experimenting with strange combinations of
different meats to produce the ideal
sausage. At last he solved the problem,
and inviting a select circle of acquaintances to witness his triumph, he introduced the new sausage to them, stroking it with a loving band. "Dis is der
sausage," h-^ expla n -d, modulating his
voice to suit tbe pathos of tho occasion,
"he is haf beef, der ulder baf is pork,
undt der rest is ingrodieiVs. He vosh
beoyutiful as a boem, he vill not harm
der leetle child, undt der flics vill not
touch him."
A Carnegie Story.
Andrew Carnegie tells this as one of
his experiences at Skibo. Soon after he
had bought Skibo there was a circus
exhibiting in the neighborhood of the
castle, and one of tho main attractions
was an orang-outang. One nigh' the
orang-outang got out. fell over the cliff
and was killed. In the morning two of
ihe keepers looking over the ground ran
across the body of the dead orang-outang. One of them scratched his head
and said: "He ain't no 'Bander, that's
i sure." The other said: "He ain't no
Low lander, tbey ain't got that much
hair on 'em." After a while one of
them proposed to the other as follows:
"I'll go up tb the kirk and see the
parson, and you go up to Mr. Carnegie
and s<e if any of his American gentry
are missing."
Man Removes Birthmark.
A reliable man of Waco tells of the
singular experience cd* a resident of Mt.
Calm who was afflicted by a glaring red
birth-mark on his face with a large
mole in tbe centre.. The birth-mark
was about as large as a dollar, and
both the mark and the mote had been
on the man's face all his life. He was
advised by a friend to rub the piece
with ordinary castor oil every night before retiring. He elid this and in a few
weeks the mark and mole disaopeared
entirely and have never returned. This
was some little time ago, and the treatment is regarded as highly successful
by those who knew the cause of re
moval.���Waco Times-Herald.
"Gracious! Children, stop that noise."
cried mamma. "But we're playing war,"
replied the eldest. "What? You mustn't
play 'war' on Sunday!" "But. Ma. this
is a religious war."���Philadelphia Press. 6
Why Use Cuss Words
Bv Wm. Bader in S. P. Bulletin.
eC**      eS~"?
Why does a man swear? For the
same reason that a woman will flounce
out of a room and slam the door. The
one is as foolish and wrong as the
other. Wre use bad language uot alone
by our words, but also by our manners.
The habit of using profane language
is growing. Men swear when they talk
business and discuss politics; they
swear at things���trains, boats, automo
biles, the stock market and when they
go fishing. When jovial and in good
humor they swear, and, of course, it is
ever the last resort of bad temper���this
abominable custom of using language
which every gentleman is quick to acknowledge as useless and wrong. It is
not clear where the habit originated,
but it is probable Moses heard the Egy
ptians indulge in this strange relief of
an overcharged brain, since one of his
commandments is against the sin of
taking Jehovah's name in vain. George
Washington could not tell a lie, but tra
dition tells us that he swore at the
battle of Monmouth. Many a deciple
ol Washington will not tell a lie. but.
if the occasion seems to demand it, he
will "swear like a trooper." John B.
Gough. the great temperance apostle,
confessed that he inherited the incllna
tion to say naughty words to people
whom he thought deserved them. It is
a bad habit.
Profanity does not oil the wheels of
trade. It does not purify politics. It
does harm to the man. A section boss
on the Santa Fe railroad told me that
the Indians in Mexico are good work
men, but they utterly refuse to work
under a boss who swears at them.
Brave red men. They lay down their
tools, and say "He's crazy." Wise pag
ans of the plains.
Literature is full of eloquent curses
and anathemas. Richelieu calls clown
the curse of Rome. Dante hurls his
curse upon the Florentines, and Shakes
peare has employed the curse to point
a moral. The curse and the anathema
have never been questioned on moral
grounds, but the profanity of the average man is without purpose, sense or
aim. It is simply the use of sacred
words without thought���words which
are like pieces of lava thrown up out of
the volcano, holding some of the glow
of red fire. There is nothing very liter
ary about ordinary swearing.
That it is contagious as a habit is apparent. Boys are unconsciously taught
ty use bad language by tlieir fathers,
and, I regret to say, sometimes by their
mothers, and men catch the disease
from each other. It ts a habit that
grows. Mr. Job urged her husband to
curse God and die, but he refused to do
In studying this subject, I am inclined
to believe that men swear because of a
false estimate of emphasis. Instead of
the simple yes and no of the New Testament, there is an effort to introduce an
improvement on the yea and nay. The
idea is not only to make oneself understood but to drive it home until it hurts.
Wre are a nervous and emphatis people,
and we like to underscore our words.
We like to stick them full of needles
that they may hurt and sting. A "swear
word" is a poisoned arrow. The speak
er or writer who indulges in profanity
confesses to a limited vocabulary. One
may be in earnest without being obnox
icus. Emphasis is not profanity. The
artist must not lose himself and dash
the paint upon the canvas.
It is only closely allie-' to vulgarity.
It is not necessary to be a Puritan to
see how natural lt is for "the man of
the street." as the English say, to run
the wheels of his conversation very
close to the precipice. Profanity opens
the way to a larger license.
The vulgarity in our words and man
ncrs is attracting attention the world
over. We are rather pleased to shock
the rest of mankind by our conversa
tion. We are a story-telling people, en
joy a joke, and delight In wit and
humor; but the wit and humor of thc
people, not of the mast era in good
cheer, is often vulgar wml mean.
Profanity and vulgarity are closely
allied. The one stlmulate��s the other,
and each has a destructive influence
upon the character. Men say many
things which they would not say In the
presence of ladies. Ceneral Grant said
a good thing on on * occasion when in
the company of some friends. One re*
marked that as "there are no ladies
present I will relate a story." "There
are no ladles present," said General
Grant, "but there is a gentleman here."
The American must look after hh��
speech and his manners. Our fathers
were more polite than we are. Out in
the "wild and woolly west" 1 saw a pro
fessional man from Boston ordered out
of a public dining-room because he did
not wear a coat. In this instance the
manners of the West were an example
for the free and easy standard of Bos
ton. The man from Boston went out
swearing. His language matched his
shirt sleeves.
The influence of women is the most
influential factor in the po'lfe life of
the American people. Ths ta a vulgar
day. The mixture of races makes a
strange combination of manners, stand
ardfi in speech and behavior.
The temper runs away with many
people's words and dip them In gall and
sends them- out profanely, and with
"malice aforethought." We must put
the blame somewhere���let us lay It to a
heated and ungoverned temper. Many
men use profanity when under the spell
of temper or liquor. Then they become
unreasonable, and as the Indians say,
"crazy," and say things which ordlnar
Uy they would not say. Is the American
gaining or losing the power of control?
Is he cultivating repose or license? Is
he becoming more of a master or more
of a slave? It is not clear which. The
followers of Benjamin Franklin who
would count ten when angry, are not
numerous. Perhaps Franklin did not
suffer all the agonies of civilization.   He
flew his kite and caught the lightning
and tamed it, but he never missed a car
or rode a wheel, or in an automobile, or
suffered a thousand other inconveniences of which the later American is heir.
His was a simple life.   Ours is not. We
swear because we live the life we do���
far from  nature, nervous, restless, ex
acting, full of haste and action and dis
appointment.    You can feel the profan
ity in the air.    It is the price we pay
for living a life of poor control.
The tongue Is an unruly member. It
may drop words as puie as the dew, nnrl
It may drop flre and kindle great flames
of destruction. With it we mc speak
words as pure and white as 1 - snow,
or words like slime. Our rela ns one
with another are conditioned largely by
the way we speak. "A soft answer
turnet h away wrath." Words fitly
spoken are like "apples of gold in pictures of silver." Great is the tongue!
V. chills or cheers, and we are responsible for the words we speak.
We agree that business would move
along more smoothly, society would be-
better, homes happier, and our own
lives sounder and stronger if we resisted. We all believe this to be true, and
that swe*arlng puts one at a moral dis
advantage. Among men there Ih more
swearing than playing.-���Win. Rander.
If we had a million friends like- Cap
Horton. of Wallace*. Idaho, this journal
would now have a circulation of over
IG millions monthly.
The pope and not Uiurler rules Canada. If you do not believe this Just try
to run an election in Canada without
the Catholic vote-.
The   world   has   become   civilized   In
aplte of the church, and tied by It    IBs
lory proves this  assertion  bev ond tho
cavil of a doubt.
It will require considerable Irrigation
before Conservatives can be raised in
Send us the- name* Of a friend and we
will send him a copy of this paper.
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if MH3A.T
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A Medical Superstition.
E. M. Crookshank, professor of comparative pathology and bacteriology in
King's college, London, in 1889 gave to
tbe world the result of his labors in the
"History and Pathology of Vaccination," published in two large octavo
volumes, finely illustrated. This history
shows all the vagaries through which
the cult has passed. It is distinctly
shown that vaccination, at its inception, as it is at the present time, was
based upon assumption and falsehood.
All its devious windings through "cattle
plague," "sheeppox," "goatpox," "cow-
pox" and grease are fully set forth. The
original papers of Jenner appropriated
his "discovery," for which he received
from the British parliament |150,000.
It is shown that as early as 1805 there
was but one paper that would publsh
adverse statements, and that was the
Gentleman's Magazine. It published
Dr. John Birch's (who was then surgeon
extraordinary to the Prince of Wales)
paper, in which he condemned "Vaccination as an unnatural experimental,
unphiloHophical. and unsafe," and proceeded to prove his position. The paper
of the celebrated pathologist Auzias
Turenne. "Vaccine et Varlole." communicated to the Academy of Medicine
in 1865, is given in full. That early he
showed that cow pox differed form
smallpox "in form, volume, color, circumference .surface, areola, base, surrounding erythema, structure, liquid,
crust, cicatrix, number and duration."
It is further shown that between syphilis and cow pox the analogy mny he a
long way followed up. Crookahank
agrees that cowpox is analogous to
syphilis, and in this he at one with
Creighton. Boons and other pathologists. There is added a plate showing
the gravities of cowpox and smallpox,
which shows them alike, and the resemblance of cowpox with syphilis.
The learned professor declares that
"inoculation of cowpox does not have
the least effect In affording Immunity
from the analogous disease in man,
syphilis, an neither do cowpox, horse-
pox, sheeppox, cattle plague, or any
other radically dissimilar disease, exercise any specific protection power
against human smallpox."
Leverson. in his monograph on the
"Pathology of Vaccination," shows that
smallpox, cowpox, or vaccine virus, and
syphilis, each have eleven primary
lesions, that the first has no secondary
symptoms; that the second and third
have thirty secondary symptoms. The
first and second are alike in every par
ticular save one, and that cowpox and
syphilis are alike in forty out of forty
one symptoms. In other words, vac
cine virus and syphilis are one and the
The investigations of Crookshank,
Creighton, Boens and others show that
cowpox is found almost invariably only
on the teats of milk cows, and the cow
was infected with syphilis from the
hands of the milkers. Cowpox is never
found in bulls, steers or calves.
Work More, Eat Less.
Mr. Thomas A. Edison, whose example as an enthusiastic hard worker
has been only less valuable than his
contributions to applied science, has
made a statement telling us how to be
healthy and happy and wise. We
should eat less, sleep less and work
more. He says: "Men eat and sleep
themselves stupid. Sometimes they eat
and sleep themselves into4 the grave.
They talk about working toe) hard. That
is absolute nonsence. Generally speaking, a man can not work too hard. Work
does him good." Mr. Edison says that
in his own practice he has found that
twelve ounces of food a day is sufficient
and keeps him in better physical condition than a larger quantity. Of
course, Mr. Edison is an exceptional
man. No man can invent phonographs,
incandescent lights and all other things
he has invented, and then set himself
up as an average man.���Ex.
Wise Words.
The way of the world is to praise*
dead saints and persecute living ones.
���N. Howe.
Our reverence for the past is just in
proportion to our ignorance of it.���
Theodore Parker.
Who aims at perfection will be above
mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity
will be far short of it.���A. Burmese
Home is the seminary of all other in
Btitutions���B. H. Chapin.
Marriage with  a  good   woman   is a
harbor in the tempest of life;  with a
j bad woman it is a tempest in the bar
j bor.���J. P. Senn.
It is not true that love makes all
things easy; it makes us choose what
Is difficult.���George Eliot.
Great Rivers.
For over 1,200 miles the Nile does uot
receive a single tributory stream.
The Jordan is the crookedest river
known, winding 21.". miles in a distance
of 60.
The Potomac river is only 500 miles
long, and in ita lower course is rather
an estuary thau a stream.
The highest of all navigable rivers is
the Tsangpo, in China, which flows for
nearly 1,000 miles at an elevation of from
11,000 to 14,000 feet.
Three rivers as big as the Rhine
would just equal in volume the Ganges,
three Ganges the Mississippi, and two
Mlssissippis the Amazon.
Bernard  Shaw on  Marriage.
It is a woman's business to get mar
rled as soon as possible, and a man's to
keep unmarried as long as he can.
The confusion of-marriage with morality has done more to destroy the conscience of the human race than any
other single error.
Marriage is the most licentious of
human institutions; that is the secret
of its popularity.
Moveable  History.
A traveller who passed through a
small English town noticed a post on
which was marked the height to which
the river had risen during a recent
flood. "Do you mean to say," he asked
a native, "that the river rose as high as
that in 19���-?" "Oh, no," replied the
native; "but the village children used
to rub off the original mark, so the
mayor ordered it to be put higher up,
so as to be out of their reach."
The Highest Price in the Store.
A rich American woman visited a
Japanese art store in Paris. It happened to be a dull, dark afternoon. She
looked at the bronzes, jewels, drawings
and other things, and finally, pointing
toward a dusky corner, she said to the
polite young salesman: "How much is
that Japanese idol over there worth?"
The salesman bowed and answered:
"About five hundred thousand francs,
madam.   It is the proprietor."
I think I could turn and live with animals.
They are so placid and self-contained.
I stand and look at them long and
They do not sweat and whine about
their condition.
They do not lie awake in the dark and
weep for their sins.
They do not make me sick discussing
their duty to God.
Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania for owning
Not one kneels to another, nor to his
kind that live d thousands of years ago.
���Walt Whitman.
<S> *
Once upon an evening dismal,
I handed her a paroxysmal
Kiss, and spoke her name baptismal,
Spoke her name���it was Lenore;
Ah, she was a scrumptious creature,
Glib of tongue and fair of feature,
But, alas!   I couldn't teach her,
For she had been there before���
And she winked at me and murmured,
Murmured the one word:   "Encore!"
Only that���and nothing more.
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Is the leading hotel of the city.
Mountnin trout and game dinners a specialty.    Rooms
\ reserved by telc��graph.
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From fhe Philistine. <^ ��->  ^
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Much of man's misery has como from So the first man la in the bondage* to   his
his persistent questionlng.   The book of fear, and he exchanges this for bondage
Genesis is certainly right, when i( tolls to a priest,      First    he fears  tii*  un
us that man's  troubles come from  h s known; second, he fours the pries; who
desire to know.    Tht* fruit of the tree has power over the unknown.   Soon iho
of knowledge is bitter, and mans diges priest becomes a slave to the answers
tive apparatus has been ill-con litioned , he has conjured forth.   He grows to be
to assimilate it.   But still we are gvate Ueve what   at first he    pretended    to
ful. and good men never forgot that it know.    The  punishment of every   liar
was woman the gave the fruit to man��� is that he eventually believes his own
men learn nothing alone.   In the Garden lies.   The mind of man becomes tinted
of Eden, with everything supplied, man and suhdue I to what he works in. like
was nn animal, but when he was turned the dyers hand,
ou    and hai   to  work, strive*, strtffcgle,    So we have tho formula:
and suffer, ho began to grow into some
thins better.
The theologians of the Far East have
fold us that man's deliverance from the
evils of life must come through the . i'l
ing of dosire: we reach Nirvana���rof.t���
through nothingness.    But within a de
Man iu bondage to fear.
Man in bondage to a priest
The priest in bondage to a creed;
Then the priest and his Institution
becomes an integral par: an I parcel of
the state, mixed In all of its affairs,
rhe suce ss of the state seems to lie in
cade it has beon borne in upon a van' bed'ing belief intact and 8 UUng all
���number of thinking men of the world, further Questions of the Pf��P/^ *""*!
that deliverance from discontent and f-rring all doubts to this volunteei cjasa
sorrow was to be had. not through cess- that answers for a op|MMe����o��. _
Ing to ask questions, but by asking: one Nauna-ly the man who elms not ac-
raore. The question is this. "What can cept the answers la njrW�� ma
I do?" And having asked the Question, f priests as the enemy ?f *%*!* *"'2!:
we must set to work answering it our��� ia. the enemy of mankind. ���*^"""
selves.   WlWn man went to work, action  questioner down.has been t Iv  < h -
removed thf doubt that theory could not - -- ~* ������ -���� ���    And th   problc rr
corn of every religion.   And *HC problem
of   nrenrress   has  h   m   to  smuggle   ,he
solve,    The  rushing   winds   purify  th
air;   only running water is pure:   and (newly  ��.~* ��� -
the hoiv man. if thoro besnch is fhstthe priest, by frwaarm a ^jngJJJJ
one who loses hiirself in pcrs'stonL ����e-1 to him palatable. Mom every &" n n
ful' effort. The saint is the man who oi sc!���nc��. the priest has Ip WW,
keeps his word and is on time. Bv ; Mve sociology alone. Fibre bj-f**���*
working for all. we secure tio* best re : bornly made bis last s.and. ami law
suits for self, and when we tfnly work log himself aUVe bv sternly a< c di ng
for self, we work for a'l. the situation  and transform ing h ms.    |
tn  that   most     excellent     essay    by   into the nremoter of a hoc a;    b
Brooks   Adams.  "The  Law  Of Civil'.���-���     The prleat U BOClety s JUJ��^��
lion and  Decay."    the    anther    saya  Kate.   He.s .h   s ^JJ"111^^ rjod
"Thought is ono of the manifestations of Dlvinity-anelI no'��������-
human energy, and  among the earlier land  man.  man  ^m\  roan.
theistic���having one God aud curtailing
the personality of tin* devil to a mere
abstraction.   But this does no* long satisfy, for we be*gln to ask. "What is this
One?" or "What is mind?"   Then posl-
tivity comes in aud says tha* the highest wisdom lies in knowing that wo do
not know anything, and never can. eon
corning a first cutis-.    All wo find  is
phenomena,   and   behind   phenomena,
phenomena.   The laws of nature do not
account  for the origin of  the  laws of
nature.    Spencer's famous chapter on
the Unknowable  defines the  limits   of
human knowledge.   And it Is worth noting that the one thing which r    * most
offense in Spencer's work was      s doctrine of the Unknowable.   This   Indeed,
forms but a small part of the work of
this groat man. and  if it  wero all  demolished  then-  would  still   remain   his
doctrine of the Known.
Tbo bitterness Of theology toward
science arises from the fact thai we
Hnd things out, wc* dispense with the
arbitrary hand-made god. and his business agent   tho priest.     Men   begin   by
explaining everything and the explanations given are- always for oilier poou'e*.
Parents answer the- child, not te-.'ing
him the actual truth, but giving him
that which will satisfy- that which he
cannot mentally digest To sny "the-
fairies brought it" may be alright until
the child begins to ask wbo the fairies
art, and wants to bs shown one, and
then we have to make* the* somewhat
humiliating confession that there arc no
fairies. But now we perceive that this
mild fabrication In reference to Santa
;ress   nas  e   *n   i-i qiuu^k:   ...
discovered t-- '. past Cerberus.|rjiana and the"falrles, is righl and prop-
����� "����m    in-* mind cannot
r-��r  p an  and
and     simpler    phases  of  thought,  two]woman, is valid unless raH,:M  by him.
etand conspicuous���Pear    and    Greed.!-All who do not belong to his anion are
Fear, which by siimu'ating the imagine- J scabs.
tion.  creates  a  belief  in   an   invisible j
world, ask questions and Greed answers!    The evolution of the race Is mirrored
I ue* e\��> 111' un wi   �� "*   ��� ������
"Th, prie.��y,cl*U��* cmlv., fi'tmivY I. tag on  your ^"J!^' ^Sw
er food for the> child. His mind cannot
grasii the truth thai some things are
Unknowable: and he not sufficiently
skSlb-d In the* things of the world tei be
ee me- inter* sted in them���he must have
a resting place for his thought, and so
tha fairy tab* comes In as an aid to the
c -owing Imagination. Only ih*s *<-��
plac no penalty in disbelief in fairies,
n*��r ilo we make offers of reward to all
who believe that fairies nrtir-Vv exist
Neither ��h> Wa ted' the child thai neople
who believe in fairies sre good and
that wh*-* eb> nol are- wicked and ocr��
vers���"*. The theological snd metanhysl*
cal stages are aec' sairy but tb" soon'*T
man ean be gra hinted out of them the
be*ter. Mate fe-;ir ppvengea nnd doubt
ar- al' (heolo^Hcsl attributes. i> tH
ital   tei  man's bee'   efforts      Moral
and asks Questions. Only the unknown "Who made
bow ���
can 1 pen*"
| ii all lap
\nd  theologv   cone' I  in   with   9
ext��Ianat:on:   the   fair'**    dryads
:m l   r'
is tetrib'e, says Victor Hugo    Wc
cone with the known, and af thejvorst glib   ������-������ -������      ���v���rv,nln���. .,���,?
we can  overcome- *h- unknown by ac gnomes and god* ma*    e\  r in
Cept'ng  it.     Vereatchag.n,    the great ihey can do with all i > tn��      '���
painte-;, who knew  the nhy, hology - of Later we concent^. aB   f these   c
Wlr as few men have, and went down to sonalities in om   ppw, w��ta
h:s death gioriousiv. as h<* should, on a competition, and 'his for *  tip'I  Ht
aK^attWlp'once said, "in mod-Ues.   Uter.l.hrlhou^it ,, ,n artttfg
BS renderedy the Unknown into a i ^Workings jj ����rttffi^
J$ phSSkaa*. of nature causes man a, MaHhew ArnoU .N of a  1   -    . ��
to quako  and   tr-^hie-he    -ants    t-i ourselves.
Ideas were an nfter��h����gbV .
form to, part nf theoloev.    \" '-"",fl
liruscc  lmpu��s;, thrive ha*ta- von
generated from theol      Vnd th�� sum
of tbe argument   -
'-;. ��i*:o all pr^^rreas.i'i
m,'"i'i''    'biters   h��n
mmoIv  e>f
know. Fear prompts h?m to aak, and
greed for power, place and pe'f. replies.
To succor! beyond the average is to
realize a weakness in humanity and
then bank on I*. Tie- priest Who parties is as natural as the fear he seeks
to assuage���as natural as man himself.
that mskes for righteousness." But Kmerson believed la ?�� power that   was  in  himself, th;.'   made  for
Metaohvsics reaches its highest stage
wheh ft tiffirms. "All is cine," "All is
Mind," just as theologv reaches Ita highest conception when it becomes mono
min I, body an I
come  to man  thronah    th-
can** and effec'    And luat In dew��e ss
ha aban 'otoid   tb'* sHidv of theologv  as
fuit'e- and B-baurd, and centered *>n b"b<
Iti'z hims*'if hers r-ml new. has he pros-
oered,    Man's onlv  enemv is  himself.
and this Is **n acco--n' ef Ivn '"'I'l-.p'--
of this world, ami his Bunetatlttous be*
th f in snoth-W.   Onr Ironbtes., like din.
* ases a'l Come from iunornnce* ate! weak
ness and through bnv weakness are w��
weak an*l  "nalde tc��   ^'iust  ourselves to
b''tt��r conditions, Tha mor*" vv" kty^v
of this worH the* b<- ier we think eif ".
anel the be*ter wo are able to use* il for
on** advancement.
So far as we can Judge, the unknown LOWERY'S CLAIM
cause that rules the world by unchang
ing laws is a movement forward towan
happiness, growth,   justice,  peace an
right.   Therefore, the scientist, who pel
calves  that a1!   is  good   when righi-
understood. Is really the priest and ho'*
man���the mediator and explainer of th
mysterious.   As fast as we understan.
things   they cease   to  he uper-natura!
The    supernatural is  the natural    no
yet understood.   The theological pr'es'
who believes In a Gorl and a devil  to
the real modern  Infidel.    The  man o
faith ts the one who discards all though*
ef "How it first  happened,"  and  fixer
h's  mind on the fact that he is here
T*te more he studies the conditions tha'
*sv round him. the greater his faith ir
the truth that all is well.   If men liv
turned their attention to humanity, ells
carding theology; using as much ta!enf
time, money and effort In solving socla'
problems,   as  they   have   in   trying   to
wring from the skies the secrets of th*
Unknowable, this world would now bo
a verltab'e paradise.    It is the-dogy that
has   barred  tho   r��ntranee   to  Fden.   by
diverting tbe attention of men from thi?
world to another.
All religious denominations now dimly
perceive the trend of the times, an l are
gradually omitting theology from their
teachinga and taking on ethics and
sociology Instead. We are evolvina
thwology out and sociology In, Theology has ever he-m the foe of progres.--
and the enemy of knowledge, it bar
professed to know all having a revels
tion direct from the- Creator llims*'f
and has placed a penalty on all Invosti
gatton and advancement.
Tbe a��'�� of enlightenmenl will not iv
here ontll every clinch has "'���������>*vo-i !n*-
fi schoolhotiae, and every ,,r acher Ip
both a teacher and pupil.���Fiber' Huh
Two pones, Pone Alexander tbe Sev
enth and Pope Urban the Blghth, olaee*1
interdicts upon Galleo and forbade hip
teaching that tha earth revolved, undei
sertona penalty. The works of CuH'o-
and Copernicus were forbidden to ��r
good Catholics, and **��� ���*-'- upon thc In
dex for over two h n ' ' and Pfty
years, or until the- \ ������ 1836. Fo*
teaching the truths o natural science
Bruno was burned alive, and his aahes
scattered to the four win's.
Tbe   policy  Of overy   formal   religion
bas  always   been   to   allow   tlv*  fulles*
p'av   possible  to    a livi lualily.  aivl  yo-
nol to rial-; the life of the Institution
Tin- Institution   being    ihe Important
thing���the Individual  secondary.    TtvV
ks the idea of society In general, as w��-'l
Individua's. however,  threat-n   the lift
of the institution of system, by an ex
cess  of strength,  and   these  powerful
individuals it   has been  thought   neces
sary lo subdue aud suppress.    So When
one- reads bisiory he note s the- fact thai
In days  gone by   nations have  killed
banished  or disgraced    their    men of
That those who have tion*' tbe destroying did not know what they were
doing is probably very true, ln one way
I bey    were    surely     soif-elee-oiveM���then"
thought they were working for the good
of the state or their religious system,
when what they really feared was the
curtailment of their own individual pew-
er.   Men do the things they wish, and
absolve their consciences at their con
venlence.   Aud forever do they deceive
themselves as  to  their motives.    Said
Aichbishop   Ireland,  "The   enemies   of
���he Church have been inside the Church
not outside of it.    The supreme blund
ers of Churchmen have heen suppress
ing strong men���in thwarting individu
ality.   All the good law and all the good
order which the state or Church enjoys
today  may be traced   back over some
route to the words and deeds of men
who rebelled  against the kind of  lav;
and the kind of order that they found
alministered by its 'constituted guard
lans:' by men who dared to appeal from
the 'keepers of divine tru'h' to divine
���ruth ltse'f���from the 'trustees of God*
to God Himself."
Those who manage religions systems
have small faith in a Supreme Being or
Universal Order.      Lttthsr,    left  alone
would  have soon  settled   'lown  into  a
country parson,   nd   his protestantism
would havo diffuse! itsolf into th" form
of a healthful attenuation.   All extremes
tend to cure themselves.    Well hath it
boon said that Luther retarded civilization a thousand years.   Tt was the absurd and  foolish rancor of priests and
nones  that  by opposition lifted  Luther
Into a world-power, and made possible
a   hundred   warring, jarring   quibbling
R'"'ls   and     svstems.     consuming   each
other, nnd the time and substance of
mankind, in   their vacuous and   luent
theological   antics,    Luthor prolonged
the- life of theology by presenting it In
a paleteh'e capsule, luat at a time when
��� be Intelligence of the world  was  ma'-"
in"- wry faces  trotting readv to 806W 't
Pope L��o XIII., the w's-^st  man wh
'*'*e��- sat In the nanal cbair. onco wvofe
"The real enemies of the Church  have
heen those oVrzealeMis Churchmen who
have sought  to BtAUlU out error hv v'o
'encC. forgetting that man is IBt'e and
'*ur Co��i  l* ureat   and  that in His v��-fs.
'nm the Father of all bas orovidod tb--'
�����vil toft alone wfB so^n eyh*ust itsoif
and ��-ighl   ��if itself. wiM pnrelv r**r����vpB,
lmoat*ent defense of our Hoty Pft'tglo**
qnHugB from limitation and lack of
ra!th Against its avowed anemias*tb*
nhuroh stands swure. but against
fh'*s'- who ar-1 nuick to rlra��- tho sword
���md s'h'o* off the ear of Match us. vo
���re often nowo.-loxs. If th*. servants of
t'n�� Ph*nr**h bad ever tauvht by example
through lovfl and patience pven now the
��r,t,rp   j,f  n|ir C'-ri'l   ���"���������e'l'd   ho   eipi,-'*-��-��^:il     **
ii>o (loners of '-'>ring carpel the gentle
bil'slide s'opos."
iNfim   a   lafo   Ismie  of   mv   warp-emed
"������n'i,'io)-.rni,v. "The Presbvi r??in " r*
ivpaviv nnhiies*ton. Issued from Philadelphia, f clin the following:
"If is now ve-rv ��utfleult In Amevtra f*-��
fl��v' mon eualB'e.l to i,nnnmn professors
of theology.   In on* theological seminaries   VOfy   few  stndonts   aro  mal;in��'   P
soee'a'tv   of  s>-s*o��iia*io  th**ologv     t'io
t'mes do n**t f<*yr*r thpoiofid-t*��1 it'stln*"
tions   and   deOn't'ons     lloetrin"   is  n---
nrised  no* understood, as In tho -'a-���
����f our father-*,    Donht  nnd UUfftrtnin^y
abound.     T oos"   thinking  is   domieai**
Al' seirts of opinions prevail lu and out
of ibe church.   A healing is g'veu to all
kinds ed? isms.    Avowed lpad��dfl loctu.-e
and draw hie houses,    Intolerance te
what men belief" obtains.   The reading
of the day can hardly be called spiritual
or religious, even in the ministerial cir*
cles. Is it not time our divinity schools
were giving special attention to this
subject, and were offering special inducements to their brightest men to devote time and energy ito the fullest and
most accurate mastery of theology?
They should be able to turn out men,
who not only understand it in its various relations and branches for ministerial purposes, but who can teach it,
and expound it, and defend it. as oc
casion requires. Theology is the greatest and grandest of sciences, and is
bound, sooner or later, to come to its
rightful and regal position as ah enlightening, stimulating, regulative and
discriminating factor."
It will be noted that "The Presbyterian" much regrets that men cannot be
found to teach theology, nor can students be found to study it. And for
these things led us all rejoice, and wax
exceedingly g'ad.
"The Presbyterian" might have explained that the reason that there are
so very few professors to teach theology
is on account of the scarcity of scholars
who will pay for being taught. The de
maul always keeps oace with the supply
where salaries and honors are involved.
If there were a vast number of people
who wanted to be taught alchemy, astrology and paalmistfy, ther would not
be  wanting    teachers    to  teach  these
When augury was in vogue and men
foretold the future by the flight of birds,
in a'l first class colleges there were en
dowed chairs held down byHigh-Test,
Xen-Exnloslvps great men learned in
the noble science of augury. If there
were now emoluments and honors for
teaching alchemy, astrology, palmistry
and augury thero would bo pedagogic
orer-ara*ory schools for all these things,
richly endowed hv good men who did
not understand them, but assume that
Other people dill
The science of theology is th" science
of episcoponagy, It starts with an as-
sumntlon and eittds in a fog. Xobodv
ever understood it. Bor vast numbers
have preten'eofi to bemise they thought
others did. Very shiwlv we have gro^-n
honest, and now tho wise man and the
good man flccents tlv* doetrine of the
Vnknowab'o, Gradually the consensus
of Intelligence has nush*pd theoloiry off
Into the dust-bin of Oblivion; ������','t ni-
ehemy and astrology, and lo! "The
Pr^sliytorian" lifts a wail.
Theologv Is not r*i":o��t 'o '���" ondor-
stopd���it is o> be believed. A theoio-
g'an is an inVf-s'i yen can never catch.
And in s'a��-ng thJs; ftjef T foOv -i*nt>ro-n.
ia*e that 1 -***1 lavins r^^sr-ar onen to
th* charge of being a theologian my
if aenins 's
;niv1lre"-  hp1   an
ohrase, H   Is this:    Th*^ swi-itv to aot
w's'^'v wi"vvi*  T>re^edeeO���t-ho -en-n-eT to
do th" right thing f*vr *hn erst Hme.
Tb-s non-< r of Initiative !^ *,1">  rarest
���-���':ili'\- in man  nnd is tho r��rio ''.;,>., f-nnt
likem-t hi��� to vi"-^--~-'n fr��**f ;t h? nettv
working t^wugh Its pig,H*v ' ',ns*'*,����v��'',nt.,
And yel this Runortor rmblt of i��^>?>'i h-*s
always attracted nd dope attrac-* 'aogh-
ler. depreciation, ridicule, onnositton.
violence. Wv-srv genius in 'b�� world
'ms. like Miekol Angelo, gen���* through
iife with a broken nose���or a broken 10
heart. Torrigiano's hammer is neve*
still. This general tendency to berate
and down the man of genius must have
in it something good. Of course, it is
nothing to the credit of those who indulge in loud laughter that tokens the
vacant mind, so no reviler need take to
himself honors. Yet he is a part of the
great law which provides that only that
which has the power of endurance shall
be allowed to live. Everything must
prove its worth. Things not built to
survive the whips and scorn of time go
down, to appear centuries later when
an environment fitting for its use has
been formed. He that endureth unto
the end shall be saved.
It was not so very long ago that the
profession of teaching was entirely in
the hands of the theologians. All things,
seular and sacred, that were taught to
young or old were taught by priests.
Priests decided what books should be
printed and what not. The priests de
cided as to what should be taught, and
how it should be taught, and beyond
him there was no appeal.
Instead of refuting natural science by
natural science, theology sought to sll
ence science by citing Scripture.
Every great and excellent thing in
the world has had to fight for its right
to live. The building up of any and
every beneficent institution���commer
ciaal, artistic, educational, has been a
struggle against misunderstanding, in
ertia and stupidity.
Woman's inaptitude for reasoning has
not prevented her from ariving at truth
nor has man's ability to reason prevent
ed him from floundering in absurdity
Logic is one thing, and common sense
The man who does not know how to
receive orders, is not fit to issue them
But he who know how to execute order?
Is preparing the way to give them, ancl
better still���to have them obeyed.
And if we were all just a little big
ger, and knew psychology a little better
we would cease looking or even expect
ing gratitude, quick returns or any re
turns at all.
Like does not always produce like-
sometimes it produces    the   opposite.
Often the best stimulant for a lazy sop
is a drunken father.
the stupidity of his helpers, the ingratitude of mankind, nor the inappreciation
of the public. These things are all a
part of the great game of life, and to
meet them and not go down before
them in discouragement and defeat, is
the final proof of power.
Work is for the worker.
Great teachers really do not teach up
anything���in theis presence we simply
become different people.
Personality is excess: if you are not
abnormal at some point, you have no*
The greatest thing in the world Is jov
���but only the stricken know this.
Religions are many and diverse, but
reason and goodness are one.
Produce great pumpkins��� the piep
follow.���All Baba.
The man who is worthy of being the
leader of men will never complain of
Love is for the lover.
The Divine Sarah.
Sarah Bernhardt has returned to
America in search of more money. It was
in *79 that we first saw her touch thc
ozone of a theatre with her wonderful
histronlc ability. After travelling 200
miles to see her play we had to he contented with a seat in the "nigger
heaven; and listen to Caniille in French
As our knowledge of French at thai
time was limited to dot, chic, soo. sacre
and recherche, we found it rather awkward to properly appreciate the acting
of a woman who has electrified several
continents with the glame and flame of
her etheral genius.
She has never been an admirer of the
sterner sex. but after her recent trip to
Buenos Ayres. she thinks even less of
men than before. When nearlng the
coast of South America the liner on
which she travelled was caught In a
terrible hurricane, ancl the captain in
formed his passengers that he had no
hope of saving his vessel from going to
the bottom.
"The way in which the men. sailors
as well as passengers, behaved," she
writes, "was disgusting. Their faces
were pale with terror, they knelt in
prayer on the decks, crying and whlmp
erlng in the most cowardly manner 1
felt proud of my sex whon I saw that
after the shock of the announcement
that our ship was doorm'd, the women
were far more brave and ccxil than the
men. That we did not go to the bottom
was a miracle, as every man of the crew
had left his post to wring his haiHa In
despair, and the ship was tassed like a
cork in the trough of the sea."
The  Atmosphere   One Carries.
(By M.  D.HitMs.)
Natural   forces   carry    their   atmos
phere.    The sun gushes forth light un
quenchable: coals throw off hoat:  vio
lets are larger In influence than hulk,
pomegranates  ami    spices    crowd   the
house with sweet odors.    Man also haf
his  atmosphere.    He is a force-bearo*
and a force-producer.    He journeys for
ward, exhaling influences.    Thinking of
the evil  emanating from  a  bad   man
Banyan made Anollyon's nostrils  eml��
flames.     Edward   Everett   Insists   tha'
Daniel Webster's eyes, during his groat
est  speeches, literally  emitted oparks
If light Is in man. he shines;   If dark
neps  rules,    he shades:     If his hear'
Iglows with love, he warms;  if froscr
with selfishness, he chills; If corrupt hr
poisons;   if nure-hearted.   he   cleanses
The soul, like the sun, has Itpt atmos
phere, and  Is over against Its fellowr
for  light,   warmth and transformation
This mysterious bundle of forces called
man, moving through society, exhaling
blessings, or blightlngs, gets its mean
ing from the capacity of others to receive Its influences. Standing at the
centre of the universe, a thousand forces come rush ing in to report themselves to the atnsative soul-centre.
There is a nerve in every man that
runs out to every room and realm In tho
universe. Man dwells in a glass dome;
to him the world lies open on every
side. Each man stands at the centre of
the great network of voluntary Influence
for good. Rivers, winds, forces of fire
and steam are impotent compared to
those energies of mind and heart that
make men equal to transforming whole
communities and even nations.
Among the hills of Sligo there Is a
small lake renowned In that region for
its fabulous depth, and the Liverpool
Dally Post tolls the following concern
Ing it:���A well known professor, who
was in that part of Ireland ihis summer,
started one day for a mountain, accompanied by a native guide. Aa they
climbed Pal asked hlm If he would like
to see the lake, "for Its no bottom at all.
sor." "How do you know that. Pai?"
asked ��h* professor. "Well. sorr. I'll
tell ye. Me own cousin was showin'
the pond to a gentleman one dav. sorr.
and he look Incredulous liko. Just a��
vou do. and me cousin couldn't stand
It for him to doubt his word. sorr. and
bo he said. 'I'll prove the truth of mo
words.' ho said, anel off with his clothes
and into the water ho jumped." The*
professor's face wore an amused ami
qnlssleal tanraanfoB. "Yes. sorr, in ho
jumped, and didn't come up again, at
all, at all " "But." said the professor.
"I don't see that ho proved the point bv
drowning himself." "Ik It drowned?
r>ovJi a bit drowned at all he was. Sure,
didn't a cable come from him noxt day
in America, nskln' for his clothes to b����
sent on!"���Ex
If the Wind Whistled.
Valentine Tapley. a cltUon of Louis
iana. Mo. SO years old. claims to havo
tho longest whiskers in the world. Thoy
measure eleven feet, nnd the old gentle
man Is very proud of them. For many
years he has kept his beard plaited and
when he dies he wants It to be left in
all Ks elongated beauly. A dime museum manager onco offered hlm a largo
salary to go on exhibition, but he refused.
eiL.VBJR.TON,   B.  O.
Mainland Cigar LOWERY'S CLAIM
To Unite on True Nationality
"A remarkable manifesto" has been
issued by the Independent Orange Ordei
of Ireland, and signed by the Imperial
Grand Master, and other officials of the
order, appealing to all Irishmen, Pro
i est ant and Roman Catholic, to recon
sider their altitude toward each other
and, "In their common trial to unite on
a true basis of nationality." "The
higher claims of our distracted coun
try,"  says the  manifesto,  "have been
cense from a bottle carried on the per-
so, or in some other surreptitious manner. For the past few weeks the reverend gentleman has attracted large
crowds to a revival which he conducted
with marked success.
It is a very significant fact that all
religions have had incarnations as their
central thought. Hercules, Osiris, Bud-
dah, Christ represented national attempts  to express the thought of the
toolon7neaiecteTinThTstriFe*of Dam ' ��nantafeata*on of    God    through man
and baed^rb&ls ttonTin Ireland The8e enable U8 t0 8ee the lar��er trulb
fen a^patriotic party^ witH smiid con ol incarnat,on* the gradual expression
*uctivewl lc /thai w 11 demote itseU of the character of God through human
{S.V^%pSSt^KS <**���to but a �����"'"" emb<'<"'nent��'
and organized tyrannies, and to secur
ing the urgent and legitimate redress
of her many grievances."
The old religion is dead and putrid, i
a universal idea. To limit God to Christ
is not permissable. To confine religion
to Christianity is not reasonable.���Alex
Quebec    province    has a church  in
and poisons such as really assimilate it. j nearly every hamlet, and yet its people
The new religion Is, ns yet, unformu are full of ignorance. The French
later!. The Bible is Nature, which Is. j Canadian makes a fine man when he
indeed, the Book of God.    Let Its first'mixes up  with  the world,    and    gets
element be Happiness, on the basis that
the Happiness of One Is the Happiness
of All.    Let  us not discriminate as to
Negroes and Congoeso dwarf Is, anel as
to where man ends and where he begins.
All men are brothers.   Aye, all the vari
ous creatures of sentiment life are brothers.   The question Is not. Is such and
such a  creature Inferior to ourselves:
the question Is. Can it feel pain?   If It
can,  It  is our  business to seo that it
suffers as little as we can render ihis
Bible    The Old  Religion concerned it
self with   Heaven,   which   was  alleged
to be happy.   The longer, ns n race, wc
live, the less and the less wo kneiw of
Heaven,  and   the more   and   more   we
know of Berth    and    its   possibilities.
Faith we are sure of; and. In case* th re
may be no heaven, let us do our best ta
make a Heaven of Earth..
He prayeth best who loveth best
All things, both great and small.
.This is  Religion, depend   upon   It,  of
which God will not disapprove.���Saladin
In a holed lobby one evening a number
of friends were discus; ug the idea of
nationality held by the various govern
ments.    "The French Idea," said someone,  "Is certainly   a  logical   one.    If
you're the son of*a  Frenchman, you're
French, no matter  where yon  may  bc
horn.    Seems odd. though,  doesn't  it?
Fancy an Irishman who, being born in
France, was claimed by the government
as e  Frenchmn!"    At the word  Irishman, a big red-faced Celt standing near
the group, turned and faced the speak
er.   "Pooh-pooh for you," he indignant
ly exclaimed,    "for    advancin'  such a
theory!    If a cat should have kittens
in  an  oven,  would  ye  call them bis
"A Baptist minister of ability," as
the Memphis Commercial Appeal describes the Rev. A. H. Bane of Hollow
Rock, Tenn., will be the centre figure
in a case to be tried by the Circuit
Court at Huntingdon. The Rev. Mr.
Bane is charged with the offense of
"bottlegging," which It is understood to
consist of selling liquor without a li-
broad-minded. Left at home amongst
pea soup, prayers and priests his soul
remains duece high, ancl his mind a
playground for miracles and supersti
F. J. Martin, of Wallace, writes that
he ha8 just returned from the north
end of Alaska where the wind blows
snowballs uphill. We have no doubt
but what in that frozen region the
snowslides run up instead of down the
mountain side.
For the future peace politicians in
the United States and Canada pandef
too much to the church vote, and in
consequence thousands are burdened
with taxes and restrictions that should
not exist in countries claiming to be
The Little Fellows Are Easy.
Two men, one in Hamilton and one
in St. Thomas, were fined recently for
soiling newspapers on Sunday. The
fines were, doubtless, imposed accord-
to law; but is it not a little singular
that it is nearly always against the man
who Is compelled to earn his next meal
before he can eat it that the Sabbath
observance law is enforced? Is there
not something about the enforcement of
this law that savors of straining at
gnats and swallowing camels.���Wood |
stock  Sentinel-Review.
Not Formally Introduced.
Uncle Nehemiah. the proprietor of a
ramshackle little hotel in Mobile, was
aghast at finding a newly arrived guest
with his arm around his daughter's
"Mandy. tell that niggah ti take lfis
ahm 'way from 'round yo' wais\" he indignantly commanded.
"Tell him yo'self," said Amanda.
"He's a puffect stranger to me."���Lip
pincott's Magazine.
Subtle Synicisms.
Truth Is  stranger  than  fiction;   because there is less of it.
It is not always the apple with the
rosy cheek that is the most palatable.
The proof of the pudding is in the
eating, but indigestion corrupts good
Misery loves company, but it is a notoriously poor entertainer.
Charity that begins at home seldom
passes the kindergarten effort.���The
Where They Can Live in Peace.
If the czar and his family would like
to settle down and lead the simple life
in a land where a lot of the most peaceful Russians in the world live, they
could be accommodated with a quarter
section in Saskatchewan. They- could
"grow up with the country," whereas if
they stay at home they may blow up
with it.���Montreal Star.
Kansas Editor's Conundrum.
According to the bible, Methusaleh
begat Lamech and lived 782 years thereafter; Lamech lived 182 years and begat Noah. Noah was GOO years old
when the flood came. Was Methusaleh
drowned?���Topeka Herald.
Reformers and so-called infidels have
been the Saviors of the world. No
parson or priest who regards the truth
can refute this statement.
Recently the Standard Oil Company
reduced the price of oil. At last that
bible class must have had its effect
upon Rockefeller. ,
Wc want equal rights in Canada and
no special privileges given to any race,
creed or color.
If you believe in this journal help it
along by sending in a bunch of subscribers.
has the largest Stock of Pipes, To-
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Sundries in the interior
of B. C.
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FERNI  ���; B. C,
The Hotel Dallas
Is the home for commercial hmiiaia in that
city.   The appointments of t!.n i otc-l nre
equalled l.y few in the great w* at-     It ia
heated by steam, the dining a rviee
is exo I lent and every gu-st receive.:-! .courteous treatment.
The Story of Church
in the Bad OKI Davs.
eS~~*       e5*-*       cS~*t       eir>       eS~>
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The   majority   of  people  who  go  to
church have never read the bible from
cover to cover, ani know little or nothing about the  history  of Christianity.
They are content to go through life believing what their equally ignorant par*
enlts  tell   them   about   the  matter,  or
trusting   implicitly  in    the   words     of
some    creed    promoter who earns his
roast  and coffee    by    expounding  the
glories of his route to Paradise.   Some
will not read the best literature of the
age because    their    spiritual   advisers
warn them against it.    It is such blind
faith   and   child-like   simplicity  in   ihe
honesty    of    parsons and  priests that
holds the multitude in subjeetionfo the
present forms of worship in tho Christ
Ian world,   if Ignorance was dispelled
we would   s.till  havo   religion,   but    it
would be so bereft of awe. fear, expense
and supers!ition as to be  unreeoghiz
able alongside of the popular forms 101%*
in vogue.   Tho ignorant bo oft on maki
the assertion that all our advancement
our  humanity and  our civilisation  Is
due to the Christian church.    Tho re
verse is just the case, for tbe church aa
revealed  by history has over boen thf*
enemy of advancement.    For hundr- di
of years   it   has opposed   nearly every
movement   brought  forward  by reform
ers for the- uplifting of tho human race
It hns  over stood  for  monopoly In its
own  business and  saurht  to crush all
rivals.   It has always favored the rich
and  Bought   to keep  tho collar on  the
neck  of the  working  men.    It  has op
posed science an 1 the freeing of slaves
and countless other movements for the
benefit of the masses.   Tbo world haa
progressed in spite eif the church, and
will continue to do so at a faster rate
than over.
Como with us, gentle reader, back to
the days of Constantine when the
church took the deal and the shadow of
the Dark Ages first fell across the laud
beyond the s<a. From tint time on
through a thousand terrible years, the
spirit  of Christianity was  turned loos'
and given a chance tei flood 'ho earth
with all its purity and goodness. Noth
in^ dared to oppose it for tho church
had absolute sway with no competitor?
in the fietd. The record certainly looks
like a blood-red patch on the roof Of
hell, The separate school question was
unknown. It was religion nil the tint".
and no reading was allowed except by
orders from th" church. U/Owery's
Claim was not published at thai time. >
ami libraries wore burned, [cages and
prayers tooH the plaC2 of science, an'!
the politicians wore- gfaftless. , Even
kings were washed to one side bv thi^-
great wave of Christianity, and the
Slate wgp. no more respected than a
niece of country rock in a dark can von.
Feminine virtue was sacrifced In nunnery and confessional in order to satiate
the brutal passions of a clergy gone
mad with a surfeit of power and tv
rany. About twenty per cent of the
population could not appreciate tho
beauties of Christianity    and    fled to
cave*s. hilis anel deserts where they
lived upon toads, lizards, snakes, insects
and even the excrement of animals.
Their clothes were rags swarming with
lice, untanned skins or straw wrapped
around their limbs. Those surely were
strenuous days and show the advantage
of plenty of religion.
In those dark days Christianity was
hammered into you with a club and if
you resented youd life was cut off by
torture. Over two hundred millions of
people In the Old World were killed as
a result of Chr'stianity. The devil him
self might be proud of the record. The
Christian church stmk all Kurope in
filth, rags, poverty, starvation. plot*,
aud prayers. V was all pic?v. devotion.
pi lost and relic worship. Few of the
politicians and clerical oflleia's .could
road or write, but all of tbem could
pray like a parrot yelling for crackers
The fow thai could read were compelle el
by the priests to peruse only booita on
religion. This history may repeal Its 11
in Canada and the United States if our
politicians do not cease pandering to
the church for votes. Let one church
get the cinch in America and HbertJ
and freedom will always be our of sea
son. A surfe it of anything la poison tt
joy. health an I happiness
in thoae old dark davs the people had
ni comforts or luxuries while tin
priests rioted in < very sensual pleasure
and oven Invented ���> ne li* tine aa a spw
to laded nature. Immense libraries
were destroyed, one containing 700,(k 1
volumes, anl all secular schools were
closed For announcing astronomies1
truths Galileo, Bruno an I CauertitCM?
wero ordered to deny their statements
or be burned. Bruno alone stood na'
and was burned at the atake,  1 noble
martyr to truth, science and progress
Whon tho fagots were on t*t<- a prayei
bOok was thrust under his nose and he
was naked to recant but this bravehero
prefcj red a terrible death in the Dames
to staving on earth with the Christian
church. Vanini. ono of Italy's greatest
philosophers, wns condemned hy
Christian synod, his tongue cut oft*, an'
fiom burned to death ut the stake
ilvpafii. one of the most re'-ned am'
learned teachers of the day, waa, by eider of Bishop Cyril, seised by monl 1
stripped of her clothing, dragged
through the streets to a Christ'ni
church wh^rc sh" was murdered th*
Beat) scraped from bor bones and horn
ed. \rco ceremony in a church devoted
to Christianity, and it would be thr
same now if reformers and se-calle''
infidels had not broken tha cinch an
given the world the civilization it en
joys today. The people should guar'
well the liberties that have cost somucl
blood and treasure? by. never allowlnr
any religious sect or creed to obtain
absolute power. If thev do the horrors
��� of the Dark Ages will touch onr home?*
With the bloodv hand, and make of
freedom a bloody captive.
About  the year  1500 the clergy, almost to a man, spent most of their time
gambling,  drinking liquor and consorting with lewd women.   To such an ex
lent  were* the*se things carried on that
the Knglish  parliament   wa.s forced  to
pass   laws   to   suppress     Ihom.      The
patents   had   made a vast brothel of
Europe, and driven morality Into the
sump of oblivion. Monoy was supremo
with the church and all Its*offices were
sold to the highest bidder, (Sim
ilar conditions existed in MesiCO with
in the present ���generation.) Bope Loo
X sold indulgences for the commission
Of all kinds of crimes, even murder.
With an ignorant people*, believing in
their clergy and church the result of
such things were disastrous. Absolutions for anything were peddled through
the country by monks and sold to anybody who had tho price. Beaut iiul
In the obi days the popes wero fierce
and occasionally killed their rivals.
Some- of tbem wore so lw*d thai thev
had committed every crime known to the
world. Bopo John, who lived in the
year 1413. was so wicked that tin-Coun
sal of Constance docreed him a devil
incarnate. Sat only the clergy but the
popes  mo'ntained  monasteries, Inciucl
[fig nu lee\ as well as using the* con
fe ssloit      for  women   to  appease   iheir
carnal desires, In view of all the fad
handed down by history wo most give
��� verdict against Christianity having
civilized the world. It has been, and ,
yet ono of the principal impedimenta t��
truth, progress, freedom and happiness.
.fust as long as one class of people set
themselves ����p as agents for God and
collect toll from those- Ignoranl or fool-
ish  enough   to  believe  thorn  we will
lave- trouble on earth.    Wh--n the world
becomes so wlae that each Individual
will do bis business direct with Cod
then the greatest graft of all sgea will
fade away and universal peace- reign
supreme, in religion 'he- submission of
tho many to the hypnotic dictation of
In- few   lias  e-\e��r  bad  tie- Opposite  effect   Claimed  for   it.     It   bus   increased
ib*- importations from hell, and put an
Dxporl upon shipments to heaven. Tho
war of the creeds ha a censed more
leath aad desolation than anything else
thai baa ever happened. The wise
know the truth, bnl the Ignorant will
till clutch auperaUtion, and Imagine'
thai on**, their kind of sonls can ny
beyond the stars.
A Game Tbat Doesn't Pay.
t'ambl ng   weakens  manhood.     Tie*
newspapers are fall of cases like the
familton kind,   it certainly does seem
ho men ought to be wise- enough by
his time to know tbat it doesn'l ps> to
s eal.    But   men  go stealing .inst  !;|'
same.   Theyara nol content to earn a
living.   Thev wan' somebody to hand II
���o  them.    They jolly  themselves Into
he- belief that Ihey can t lose and then
���of sozae&ody else's money.- st  Catn
nines Journal.
Over al  High Kiver tha Other Sunday
lhe parson had jusi  remarked thatUOd
could do anything,   a little boy jumped.
Uu and asked, "Can He make a yearling calf In a minute." Thai "von the
child sometimes doubts the* positive assort laps of our creed promoters. LOWERY'S CLAIM
floderrt ChrLsticinifij or Corning ll()merTon\(l\ur(h..
First Elderly Married Lady���
"How very hot it was in church 1
nearly wont to sleep."
Second Elderly Married Lady���
"And then the sermon was enough te>
make an angel weep!
A   more  voting curate to  pretend to
givo advice*  to WiVCS,
And talk  about   the��ir duties   and of
tbeir frivolous lives!
So different from ilu* sweet rUscoursc
of lhat dear Mr. Sneak,
who comes to dinner ai onr house at
least fhree limes a  v, oe-k!"
Third Matron  (aside) ���
"iho dinner's what he comes for- and
not for your daughter Jane!
WIi.i'h Conceited as she's stupid, and
as stupid as she "8 plain "
young Married  Lady, to her Husband
(spoke n very Quick!) .
"Mow dreadfully   yon   behave, dear,
When you have- to go to chinch;
Looking about on   every ^side as if
you wen- in search
of something mere  attractive  than
sits In your own pawl
What's moro. I  know you found  it���
though you didn't think  I know
Cm glad you've found at last in church
���bore's sr��n��eth*tv4 to admire:
For you never took yoftr eyes off that
Miss Dimple in the choir!"
Venn: Married Man���
"Maria!    I declare now    tram my as
cred word���
i never saw tio* girl- such nonsense
. absut 1!
Th ��������� si.sr)ielons on  my conduct are
more 'Inn 1 can bear;
I'M 'urn !hs corner to the club, a . '
take my luncheon lhe re,'
Vi ling Marrle 1 Lady-
"Co to your club by all means dear
your presence Is no boon/1
(Aside) "i wonder if young Light
heart wsu call this afternoon?"
Mrs Hasher Swift (to �� Imin ri���
"Ne��   no, you  mustn't  Join me;  bul
come tonight ai eighl
Now 1*11 turn round thi* porner, and
yon rnusl go on straight."
First Unmarried Lady���
"Who's thai new man that's walking
with that red haired Mary Burr?"
Second Cnmarrie t Lady���
"Someone of no  Importance   or  he
wouldn't  lie with lo r."
Third Unmarried t*ady
"Look!  Looi<!  Miss Grafty'a captured
thai  owlish Mr.  Dent!"
Fourth t'nmarried Lady���
"Sho   av  spare herself   the   trouble
le��r be- hasn't got a COllt."
First Elderly Unmarried Lady
"Ilev ye heard nbout young SprlgglnB,
and thai orful Mrs. Blye,
And  how  Mrs. Jones  an'   Mr.   Brown
are flirt In' on the sly?"
Second Blderly Dnmarried Lady���
"An* how Blazer caught young Spoon
er on his veranda late last night, : to shave and the other has shavers to
An  kicked him from the doorstep to raise.
the electric light?" J    Wna( i8 that wh.ich a train cannot
third Blderly Unmarried Lady��� move without, and yet is not of the least
"Yes!    An' our sewing circle's  been ; l,se to it?   H&m
plunged  into consternation Why  is  a short negro like a  white
About   an awful  scandal that  affects J .matt?   Because he is not a tall black.
this congregation!"
Fourth Blderly -dnmarried Lady���
"Yes!     'Boil!   our   parson,   an'   Miss
Brim!   Oh. my!   Oil. my!   Oh my!
Wlun 1 even think about it. I feel just
bt io die!"
Why docs a man's hair usually turn
gray sooner than his moustache? Because il is about twenty-one years
The Wrong Trip.
, Tho ferry-dock     was    crowded  with
��� weary   home-goers,   when  through the
So, from the house of prayer and praise crowd    rushed a  man- hot,    excited,
We bring now light to guide our ways, laden to the chin with bundles of every
-RRCINALD Cut ULAY.      Shape and size.   He sprinted down the
Hamilton, Ont, P-er, his eyes fixed on a ferry-boat only
two or throe  feet   out   from   tho   pier.
Xl il"   paused  but  an  Instant,  and then,
IMclVCI    A> Cl  i ICnfcll   .ICulCr cheered on by  the amused crowd, he
made a \ ying leap across the intervening stretch oi water and landed safety
oa the deck.   A let men heppened to be
An utterance which will be- taken as
significant of the tread of scientific
thought with respect to religion was
made- at the recent annual mooting ol
the British Medical Association by Dr.
T. B. Hyslop, head of the Bethlehem
It ��yal hospital in London.    To quote:
"As   an alienist  and ono whose   life
has been concerned with the sufferings
01   the mind,  I  would state that ot all
hygienic    measures to counteract  dis-
tnrbed shop, depressed spirits and all,
the miserable Bequels of a distressed!
mind I would undoubtedly give the liis; ���
plane to the simple habit ot prayer
Standing on the exact spot on which
he Struck, and they both wont down
with a resounding crash. When the arriving man had somewhat recovered
lis breach, he apologized to the fat man.
"i hope 1 didn't bur: you." he said. "I
am sorry. But anyway, I caught the
boat!" But, you blanked tool," said
the fal man, "the boat was coming in!"
"Where bave    I    met   your   Spanish
Let there but be a habit of nightly com-;      g< of aonor before*"
munion, no: as a mendicant or repeater   ' ..[ can-, imagine.   It is his first visit
of   words moro adapted   to  the tongue;        .. ...
, , , ���     ���   i i i       .   CO    I Jl >S   C. Oil Iii I J .
01 a sago, bin as bumble Individual who;     ..Rm h|s Ram0 Beema familiar.   Oh. 1
submerges or ssserts his Individuality Unow now.   |t was on a cigar box."-
as an integral pan oi a greater whole f rjjevejan(j ]����.r;n Dealer.
Such a  habil  dens more to clean the
apirli and strengthen the soul to over j *S*
. or:��t  no re incidental emnt onalism than   There is no truth I fear to face*.
... ier therapeutic agent known to
Co mm nting upon  this, the Outtool>
sr.ys t1   '   Dr.  Hyslop's Competence  t.
ii the name of science is unques
fi nuble and a.ids. "What he affirms ai
a discovery o* medical science is iden
ica' with the Immomorable faith of re
:>.;.<>n thai there is a place for prayer in
fhe .ory nature of things."
Why is a man some1.hues like dough':
Xo: because a woman needs him, but
becau ie he is hard to go' off her hands.
What would Contain all the snuiT in
the world?    No one knows.
Why is a dog dressed warmer in summer than in winter? Because in the
winter he wears fur coat, and In summer the same fur coat and pants as
What was .loan of Arc made of? Maid
of Orleans.
What is thai which, by losing an eye*
has nothing lefl bul a nose.   Nosie.
Why is a inn Immortal? Because her
son never sots.
Why make a beggar wear a very short
coat? Because ii will be long enough
before he gets another.
What is the difference between a
i,.n.htl, Rnd B mother?   One has razors
Not e'en the record of my heart
That brands me recreant iron*, grace
Except the truth that  we must  part
R. Elliott
Sells   Furniture;   Coffins,    Billiard
ami Fool Tables, Wall Paper,
Minors and Bar Fixtures.
Write for Anything You Want.
Dr. A Milloy, Dentist
Aberdeen Block,
Baker St., Nelson,  B. C.
John Hutchison & Co.
East Kootenay Timber, Farming
and Coal Lands.
Truth About Christmas
Will Not Hurt the Pudding.
Deceived by their parents children
believe that Santa Claus is a reality,
and that upon Christmas Eve he actual
ly comes down the chimney and fills
their stockings with good things. We
once believed in this delusion, although
ir was early dispelled through the alert
watchfulness of our nature, and an in
tense desire to eat painted candy before
Deceived hy priest and parson people
still believe that Christ was born upon
the 25th of December just as so many
believe that the bible was inspired b>
God. Scholars know that such is not
the case. Many centuries ago at a session composed of priests in Laodicea
they decided to pronounce the bible as
being inspired by God. in order to
bring the people under their power.
The fraud is still in flower with those
who read little and think less.
Before the days when Christ is said
to have lived the world had many deities, most of them credited with having
been born of virgins in caves, and about
the time of the winter solstice whicb
would indicate that the sun has had
more to do with the making of deities
and Christmas than anything else. As
the older deities are credited with
teaching the same doctrines as are attributed to Christ it looks as though He
was more of a mythical personage than
a reality. As it were an ideal creation
of a romancer's brain who probably
starved himself in order to see visions-
Canon Farrer, the most eminent Christ
ian scholar, states that the evidence of
Christ ever having existed is exceedingly slight. In the past centuries his
birthday has been set in nearly every
month of the year, but the church finally settled the day for December 25th,
and as such it has since been observed,
although the 21st would probably be a
better day as that is the time when the
sun stops in its rush to the south.
The primitive inhabitants of the
northern part of Europe are credited
with the origin of Christmas. By observation they learned that the sun
started north about that time, and
would soon cause everything to spring
Into new life. In the darkness of the
days and the ignorance of their minds,
to them the sun was a Christ crucified
and buried in the snows of December
He arose from the dead, and kept as
cendlng in the heavens until nature
again sprang into life amid the bursting
of buds, and the singing of birds. The
sun is indeed a Savior more worthy of
worship than the painted pictures of a
gloomy chapel. These simple people of
the north rejoiced and feasted when Old
Sol stopped going south, and thus originated what is today one of the most
enjoyable holidays. No matter what we
believe. Christmas is common ground
on which we can all shout to Jesus in
our way. and extend the broad hand of
fellowship to all the world. It is a day
upon which we should sink all strife
and hand out the plum pudding until a
merry laugh runs round the universe
���S"?      eS~~*
eS~*5        eST**
and throws its echo against the stars
Hall to Christmas! Ops
every soul on earth he nTFed with joy is
the earnest wish of the man behind the
pen of Lowery's Claim.
A Bright, Short Play.
An amateur play-writer onee submit
ted a play to Toole*, the actor. "What I
want," said Toole, "is a bright, short
play!" "How do you mean, a short,
bright drama?" said the author. "Well,
something with what the Americans
call sharp���a thing with a point to it.
I don't care whether it is farce, comedy
or drama, if it has effective situations
and good telling climaxes." "Can you
give me an idea of the sort of thing you
mean?" said Toole, "I remember one of
the shortest and certainly the best play
of its kind imaginable; it was so direct,
you know, and yet left so much to the
imagination. It was in one act. When
the curtain went up two persons were
discovered on a sofa; one was a pretty
young woman, the other was a nice
young man; they embraced each other
silently; neither of them, you understand, said a word. Then a door opened
at the back and a traveller entered.
He wore an overcoat and carried an
umbrella. You could tell at once by his
manner, and without looking at the
programme, that he was the husband of
the young woman; at least that would
be the inference of every intelligent
playgoer present. The husband took off
his coat, laid as'.de his umbrella, and
drew from his pocket a heavy Colt's
revolver. In the midst of a silent embrace of the hero and the heroine he
fired. The young woman fell dead. He
fired again, and the young man was
similarly disposed of. Then the travel
Ier came forward, put on a pair of
eyeglasses, and contemplated his san
gulnary work! 'Great heavens! ' he
said, 'I am on the wrong floor!'"
A Popular Church.
It is reported they have started a
brand new religion order up In Maine.
There is not much said as to its prin
cipals and tenets of faith, but men anel
women hug and kiss each other as a
part of the service. In that kind of a
church the average man would not make
very close enquiries about what he was
supposed to believe. All you would
have to do would be to announce that
there would be "meetln" at some stated
time and place, and the men would fall
over each other in the scramble to send
in their names as charter members, and
there would never be any more trouble
about getting the men, especially the
baldheaded ones out to church.���Cisco
Round Up.
False Dawn.
There Is one hour of the night between midnight and morning���when all
nature is astir.   The cowboys and the
��.��W.***fc;,*-fci��*��.i.i  .in-^.,-...^*^.*.!.*,,,,*,*. d+^.m..+
shepherds and the old country folk tell
us about it. This hour is heralded by
the rooster crowing, not this time to
announces the hour of dawn, bul as
though he were a watchman speeding
the course of night. Cowboys assert
that the entire herd of cattle wake up
and walk about and lie down and rest
in a new lair. The sheep arouse themselves and crop the grass, the birds stir
In their nests, tho cowboys' horses and
the shepherd's elog open their ayes to
see that all is well. Tho shepherd and
the cowboy open their eyes, too, to look
for a moment at the stars, and becme
for the time being mere animals in nature's flock; yet thero is no accounting
for the inaudible sumons, the gentle*
touch of nature that recalls all (he
sleepers to life at pre��cisely tbe same*
hour. Even to those deepest read in
thew* arcana this rhythmical nightly
resurrection remains a mystery.���Ex.
Sailors' Substitute for Tobacco.
Sailors on long cruise*s sometimes exhaust their tobacco. Thence untold mis
ery and many ingenious efforts to cronto
a tobacco substitute.
Tea and coffee make the best tobacco
substitutes. They smoke freely in pipe
or cigarette, ancl their taste and aroma
arc not unpleasant. But they burn the
mouth and rack the nerves.
Rope yarn���the untwisted parts of
rope and oakum���Is smoked by sailors
ao a last resort* Bark peeled from tho
hoops of salt beef and pork barrels Is
also smoked when the limit is reached.
These things smoke abominably, and
the black fumes that they give forth
from the sailors' mouths are always accompanied by oaths and imprecations.
Yet many a desperate sailor has smoked them in tho hope of appe*asing his
tobacco hunger.���Ex.
Qalant Kansan in a Hospital.
A sense of humor and a delicate compliment was that of a Hoi ton boy who
was lying ln a hospital. The pretty
nurse overheard him exclaim: "Oh,
my Lord!" Wishing to rebuke him
kindly, she came to his bedside anl
said: "I think that I heard you call
upon the name of the Ixird. I am one of
his daughters. Is thore anything I can
do for you?" He looked up info her
lovely face and with every mark of respect and admiration, remarked: "Yes.
ask him how he would like mo for a
son-in law."���The Holton  Recorder.
STARK Eg & eo.
NKI.SOS. ts. e\
Civil Engineer and Provincial   Land  Surveyor.
FRAIL,    -    -    -    B. C. LOWERS CLAlk
British Columbia
(By D. B. Bogle.)
With the mining industry we associate ideas of excitement and speculation, sudden fortunes, a short life and a
merry one. But In Southern British
Columbia today there is little excite
men. there Ih no speculation, and to be
hoisteriously merry would be like laugh
ing in church.
What is tlm meaning of It all? Have
lhe soft breezes of the Pacific stifled the
country with their languorous embrace?
Or bas this portion of British Columbia
with Its $13,000,000 of mineral produc
lion annually reached Its limit? Are
ihere no more mines In the hills? Are
the prospectors who have deserted thc
country never coming back?
It is never safe to prophesy about a
mining country.    Nevada wont to sleep
for a quarter Of a century   Then somo
one   discovered   Tonapha   ami   Nevada
woke up again.    If  we  are  to   under
stand the situation in British Columbia
It  Is necessary to divide Its mental his
leiry Into three periods. From  1890*1896
the country  lived on hope and surface
showings saleable at ama'l prices. From
1896 to 1900 the country lived riotlously
on speculation.    Tho futuro was caplt
allzed and sold at a premium to English
and Canadian investors.   From 1900 tc:
1905  the country has heen  undergoing
a process of steady In'enslve develop
m��*nt.    The  mining in lustry of South
era   British  Columbia  today Is  upon  a
foundation as solid as rock.   The rivers
power,  the  coal   mines coke,   anel   the
railways    bring    fuel   to  the smelters
There  Is  a   complete   industrial   chain
with a resultant economy of production
not surpassed anywhere In   tho  world.
Tho   forming  of   this   industrial   chain
within  a  decade  has heen  one of the1
most   stunen Ions  achievements in the
history of Canadian development TV?.*
of what It meant.   It meant the bulldhr
of a railway from oast to west over vas'
mountain  ranges    and    across   might*
rivers.    It took brute force to do if    !!
meant also the harnessing of rivers and
the carriage of power 80  to  10  miles
through an  extremely difficult country
It   meant   the*  development of a   huge
coal   mine with   its  equipment of. lt50(
to 2.000 coke ovens always g'owing.    Il
meant the building of smelters in th-
country to handle well on to a million
tons of oro a year, oro too whose cos'
of treatment    had    to    be   economised
down to cents per ton.   It meant wrest
ling and Struggling with the very com
plicated  problem of Rossland ores.    II
mennt    facing    and   overcoming    very
difficult market conditions in reference
to   the lead  ores of   the   country.      II
meant   the   settlement   of labor  condi
tlons In tho face of that pest of all new
countries, the man who thinks that be
cause It Is a new country he enn legis
late  out  of  natural  law and  create a
That has all been dono within ten
years. It was done by men who were
face to face with new conditions and
had to buy their experience. It was
done very largely by Canadians, and it
is something Canada may well be proud
of. The railway was built by a Canadian comnnny. The river was harnessed by a Scotchman, the* eoal and coke
industry  was  developed  by a Toronto
-"   -"-' ---������*-- i-i���*���r - i -~i.;
company, the Granby copper mines were
developed   and   made   productive   andi
profitable by a far-sighted  old gentle |
man from the province of Quebec.
There had to be a pause for results.
Intensive development had to take the
place of extensive development for a
time. But there Is still an empire of
resources to conquer for Canada in
Southern British Columbia. This* peculiarly favored country has gas, coal,
petroleum, iron ore, mountains of it,
lead, zinc, sliver, gold, copper, water
powor without limit, lumber and truit
growing. It cannot stay where it is.
It has merely paused for breath, as it
wero. If we stand off from the details
of the present quietudeof the countr>
and grasp the broad outlines of its progress we realize at onee that its future
Is infinitely greater than anything so far
"Be good, dear child," and if you can
lie clever.
He who knocks only once should not
expect to enter; there are few easy
To gaze upon life we should borrow
no man's spectacles.
Gladness and gratitude are pleasanter
��� motions than pride.
The man who thrusts benefit upon
another expects to send in his bill.
Fate has tricky moods. We begin to
cower below an unexpected blow, and
she pelts us with rose leaves.
Some whom the public insists on lion
izing betray the borrowed skin.
It is a sad mistake to misjudge oui
limitations. He is doomed to disappointment who aspires to pluck a star.
Our error is a mistake in judgment;
thai of our neighbor is "original sin."
Along with prosperity comes the obli
gation of "being good."
We do well to often cumulate the "Tar
baby:** "Lay low and say nuffin'."
���Cora Lapham  Hazard.
Sunday Football in Scatland.
The Journal has it on an authority
which it has not yet found cause to distrust that a generation ago the Reverend Laehlan Mackenzie, of Lochcarron,
in the west of Rosshire, consented to
play football, and did play football, with
the young men of his charge every Sunday morning, on the condition that after
the game they would go with him tothe
kirk. And the comprimise is said to
have worked well, to the maintenance
of that bodily vigor which a Rosshire
ministry must have demanded of the
good Mackenzie, to the increased godliness of the young men, and ultimately
to the glory of the cause In which these
games were played.���Ottawa Journal
Latest Marriage Proposals.
Married people should have separate
homes, whether houses, flats, chambers,
or what not. Of course, there is nothing
to prevent each of them inviting the
other to stay for a certain number of
clays, or even we*eks; but at the end of
the time the guest will return to his or
her own fireside. To be unable to rid
ourselves of uncongenial society is tor
ture undiluted.���Broad Views.
The drug-clerk turned red
And the pretty girl blushed.
"A sponge-bath," she said.
The drug-clerk turned red
"A bath-sponge instead,"
She corrected, and flushed,
The drug clerk turned red,
And the pretty girl blushed.
The Limit.
It is easy enough to be happy
With nothing but rags to your back,
But the man who's worth whiie
Is the man who can smile
When Miss Tarbell is on his track
���Chicago Chronicle.
A   Husband's Criticism.
With her bathing suit fashioned in style
She couldn't see anything funny
When he said with a ghost of a smile
That she didn't get   much   for  her
���The Cynic  in Town Topics
Then She Finds Out.
Sometimes a woman is so afraid that
her husband is not sleeping well that
she wakes him up to ask him.���New
York Press.
IN   io  AND 20 ACRE
For sale on easy terms.
J. E. ANNABLE, Kelson, B. C.
Is the best newspaper in the Crow's
Nest Pass coal region.    Two
dollars per annum.
D. V. M0TT, Editor. 16
You may have broken women's hearts,
you may have won r. mown
By writing books or acting parts en-
putting tyrants down;
You may bavo painted pictures which
the Critics think are greet,
You may have mingled with the rich or
swayed in the hills of state:
You may possess a real job, but have
you ever tried
To nibble green corn from the cob and
still be dignified?���S. K. Kiser in
John  D's  Income.
In Wall street John 11. Rockefeller's
wealth is estimated at fully $200,000,000,
his income at $25,000,000 a year.
This income is nearly equal to the*
entire income of the crowned heads of
It seems that he collects a million
dollar dividend a little oftener than
twice a month.
As he rides to church In his auto ho
i-- ready to reflect upon the cheerful fact
that his fortune has grown $400,000
since the previous Sunday.
Rockefeller's daily income is $80,12$.
This is at the rate of $10,015 every
working hour, Uhe observes the eight*
hour day. or at the rate of $3.338 54
every hour in tho twenty-four. Just
think of getting $55.63 every minute.
The average respiration of an adult
is eighteen per minute. Therefore
every time John breathes h<- is $34)0
better off.
Tlm Rockfeller income is equal to a
tax of 33)�� cen*s per annum on every
man, woman and child in the United
If the Standard Oil magnate were- to
ptit his fortune into $1 bills, he could
carpet seven and one-half acres 100
deep wilh them.    ICx.
The   Missionary   Mania.
Dr. Machle. the American  mission:.!,*,
who escaped from Lienchow, the seemed the latest murder ol mirsionaries in
China, has reached  Hongkong and te'i.s
a horrible story of  th*   outrages com
min d upon the helpless men and wo
men eif ihe* mission  station    Two wo
men, Miss Chestnut  and  Mra.  Mackle.
were stripped of their clothing ami e>\
posed to the mockery of rue Chinese
mob in a temple ami then flung into th��-
river,  where tiny   wore speared.    Mr.
and   Mrs.   Peale also  wore  exposed   to
the mob and afterwards    clubbed   to
death.     These  ever-recurring   tragedies
in China should prove* a sufficient warn
ing to religious enthusiasts who would
risk  thejr own  and thoir friends' lives
in an entirely hopeless effort te> Christ
ianize the Chinese.    To have anv pari
in  sending white   women ami   children
to places in china where sufficient pro
tection is not assured is to be guilty of
a   crime.    The  Chinese  never   will   lie
persuaded  to Christianity and no good
purpose   is   served   by   the  horrible   r<-
suits of this ill-advised mlsionary busi
<S>     .
A Case of Second Sight.
A Scotch minister and his friend,who
wore coming home from a wedding, be
gan to consider the state into which I
their potations at the wedding feast bad
left them. "Sandy." said tho minister,
"just stop a minute here till I go ahead.
Maybe I don't walk very s'oady. and
the good wife might remark something
not just right." He walked ahead of
the servant for a short distance, and
then asked. "How Is it? Am I walking
straight?" Oh, ay," answered Sandy,
thickly, "ye're a' recht���-but who's that
who's with you?"
��� (l.at<- nwiy.-r Xcl*'-��n -oiu-lti'r.)
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Copper ��� l .vi UobsHilve*. ... >i .v��
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P. O. Drawer ma
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Klfelll   it-   SllM-HII    ll.lilu   l\     CO.
lute-matleeiiul \n\. JL- Trailing Tn.; I.t��i.
The Kaslo Hotel i:\tt/Loi
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Int. N?vijration & Trad. Co.  ��$*$ 3S^\l]��i'h"ul"MU^i
*: "i :i. in. Imve�� .        Radio.,.,  n ril ������ 7  ��- p   lit.
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falling reaulrtrtjrfat Ainaworthend Pilot Ray
mil all way I illdlngS .*n rtlgiial
Kaslo & Slocan Railway.
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liiii--. wil! bu furuUbed on applicn ton.
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Supt . K:\-elo. R.C. Aip-iO. KftHlc). It  C
in the cit-i    Sample tuotii'
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h.lp  iupt�� fed GEO. W. IIART1.KTT
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Mti I Eu opeaii plan     X aiiliirf p��l'u�� h! out
h'-ilM" eVeept I he- kC��M ill tli*-.��if��.
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11 i-N lev stick
St. Elmo \i{t
U the- 1, ading hot. | i.i TRAIL,
.lai Oaweott, I'rop
Hotel ���**
Is  situated   on a  ,-di^lit eminence,   just   a   block from the busy
,seo 11 es on linker street,   anel  is  wit iii ti   CRKV   touch of every-
��� ��
thing in ll��o city.   Prom its Italcoiiicscan be seen nearly
aU the* graud scenery that surrounds the beautiful
city eif Nelson.      Vew hotels in the* great west
equal the Strathcona, and tourists from
every land will find within its portals
all the essentials that create pleasant memories within tin*
mine] of those who
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