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The  morrissey  Miner
Volume l
You Get Your Money's Worth Here
H. L. Stephens, Prop.
... THE.. .
London and
Liverpool Co. |
Fernie, B. C.
vl    Departmental Store
1 Clothing
2 Mens Furnishings
3 Mens Boots ana Shoes
4 Ladies & Childrens Boots and Shoes
5 Staple and Fancy Dry Goods
6 Millinery and Fancy Goods
7 House Furn'shgs, Carpets. Linoleums
8 Furniture
9 Crockery and Glassware
10 Groceries
11 Hardware, stoves and Tinware
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Our Groceries Have Arrived
We with you to c ill and inspect them and see if you are
satisfied with our s'lection. If you are not, thin we are
not, k'd wi I continue to add to it tn' we have what you
wint. Wj solicit a ftir share of your oatrmage in this line,
and if lair dealing and correct and reasonab'e pries wi I
bring you, we shall accommodate you.
J. A. Gillis
Our etook It rapidly thinning out under ths pr w3ur* of
Greatly   educed Pi ices
Y u c <n d*->e hi on ev-ary ar'.ice y>u buy at ths store
U r^liabl' g;oods wi1 n<sver fi d p ace hare. You'll • nd tn*
but or otiin •, and va ue fjr valus. You'll find our prices
down   o the buy-without-question mark.
R.  HIRTZ, Proprietor
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A First Class Hotel in
a First Class Town
Wood and Coal For Sale
I aa ii shape to five careful attention to any business fn my line.   Satis-
iction guaranteed. We make a specialty of safe transportation of all foods.
Lumbering ia Canada.
Lumbering operations tbroubout Canada will be Urge tbis year. Ia some
districts it is expected to he a record
year, the chief fear being the scarcity
of laborers. Weather conditions thus
far have been excellent.
The season's cut in Nova Scotia will
be 500 000,000 feet. Fifty per cent, of
this amount will be moved to tbe waterside by rail.
In the MiramicbL district, the operations of about fifteen firms are estimated
at 117,000000 feet.
On the territory held in Ontario under license from tbe crown, a cut of 884,-
500,000 feet of pine logs and square
timber is expected. In addition there
will be 1 500,000 railway ties, telegraph
poles, feuce posts, etc., also a quantity
of hemlock and hardwood. The total
cut of pine iu 1901 was 658 000,000 feet.
The saws are bu.sy at Booth's mill
these d >ys, says tbe Hull City Advance.
Logs are now arriving from the Mada-
waska limits by train, three or four
trains of sixteen cars each, or thereabouts, being handled daily over tbe C.
A. railway By this arrangement a constant supply of logs from he mill is provided, whereat), by means of water
transport ion alone It would be only
possible to operate the mill during the
suiniii r and fall. Iu some instances
logs reach the saw within twenty-fi.ur
hours after the tree trunk fa U free
from the stump.
A large rock excavation is being made
on the Chau'iiere by Booth & Co.   Fully
' 1.200,000 cubic feet of atone were removed     Tbe site is  being  covered  lu   and
1 the   machinery   will   be  installed  this
i *■ inter.    Although   Mr   Booth  remains
reticent regarding h s  intentions,   it is
! understood by others in  a  position  to
■ know tli it. a pulp mill will be built.    Up
1 on his limits in the Temiekatnu g coun-
j try   Mr     Hootli   is taking  out a   large
quantity of small   spruce, evidently   iu-
I tended for the pulp makiog industry
1     Owing to the sdnruge of good a>en in
j Manitoba, nut few if any  of those  who
! have made contracts with  the  railroad
cotnp-iuiea aud others tor ties, logs and
cord wood will be  able to  fill them     A
prominent contractor said  that  something   should   be  done at the   present
juncture to   get   some  of the starving
Swedes to   come   out   to tbis country.
Tbe Swedes, he said, had few equals in
the lodging and tie camps.   Next to the
Canadians be prefereed them to men  of
all other nationalities.
Iu the Kevelstoke dist ict tbe cut tbis
year will be little t-hort or 100000,000
fee-, involving a payroll of over $500.-
000 a year
Lumbering operations In Newfimud-
In <l aud 1 .'iu ador by a Nova Scot.a
syndicate, have proved so satisfactory
that fourteen areas, amounting 10 6,000
sq iare mi'es, have recently b en taken
up in addition 'o territory already held.
Tfttl area Includes 1,000 miles on the
Labrador coatt, and the >early ren'al to
be  paid will   amount   to about   812000
1 Is the inter.Hon to send a "cruiser"
Into the different properties, and sh« tild
the report be favorable nil Is and gangs
of m  n will be . 11! on the land at  once
Want tbe Land.
The C. P R. has served an injunction
on J. f, Lal'lUw, who was taking steps
to have the land ju»t above MorrUsej
townolip crown granted. The C. P. R.
claim that the lan-i is ioclud-d In the
old British Columbia aud Southern
grant, and the matter will now be tried
on the merits.
Morrissey Methodist Church.
C. F. Connor, pastor; preaching service, II a.m.; Sabbath vchool (al the
mines) 3 p.m.; preaching service (at
the mines) 7:30 p.m. AU welcome,
■eats free
Subject: The teaching of Jesus Christ
on * Future Punishment." Text: ;'A':d
the Door Was Shut."
Stike at Nanaimo.
Victoria, Feb. 16—The turners of Nanaimo have gone on strike. About 800
men weut out today against the Western Fuel company of San Francisco,
which recently acquired the mines at
Naoaimo. The miners are asking for
a general advance from March id of
from 75 to 80 cents a ton, and 25 cents
per day extra for using safety lamps,
claiming that coal cannot be got under
as quickly with the safety lights, and
they also ask 81 a tou for mining In the
lower level, which runt under the sea.
Died in a Blizzard.
The following despatch will he read
with sorrow by tbe people of this district:
Winnipeg, Feb 16—The body of J.
P. Vance, travelling engineer of the C
P R . who perished near Buttlefoit on
Friday, reached Saskatoon today, and
will he 'nken to Stratbcona for burial.
Vnnce had left his teamster on the morning of .Thursday and in the storm of tbe
afternoon had missed the tent, wande-
eri about all night, and was only found
by a searching party at suns, t on the
evening of Friday alongside the trad.
He had left bU co*t in the sleigh, and
thu* lightly cl id, had endured the worst
storm kn'wn for years. He had tried
to light a fire, but from exhaustion, failed, and lay down where he wa* f. und.
He was an experiened man, perfectly
at home on the prairie, and but for the
blizzard would have been all right
Mr. Vance had charge of the construction of the Marysvillc spur and switches,
•nd was liked by all .who knew him.
End of Strike Seems to   be
Business   Interests   Demand An  Early
Adjustment of the
It Is reported that there are bones of
a settlement of the coal strike the flrat
part ot next week. In fact, it ls said
that the miners will return to work
Monday, It Is Impossible to learn the
absolute truth in the matter, but it Is
known that there are strong ir fluences
being brought to bear on the men and
company, to consent to a resumption of
woik with certain points conceded and
orbeis to be settled later If this were
-one, neither men nor cimpany would
suffer prtstige, and tbe handicap on
business throughout Eastern British
Columbia would be removed.
The minister of mines ls expected
from Victoria, the Commissioner of
Lahnr of Ottawa, [9 already In Fernie,
and Ellas Rogers, Eist.ra manager of
tbe cal c;.mf.>aiiy, is expeclea in any
d.ty. N'rthlnn is beiog tett undoue to
bilng about a settlement and it Is to
ibe interest of a'.l to nave the uiti.es in
operation as soou as possible.
A numoer of outside provincial police
have been called into Fernie, but up to
the present writing, theie has been no
sign of any trouble, as the men have
been very quiet and extremely orderly,
there having been no ulsturuances on
tneir part. Furtnermore thev are not
talking BbOUt their grievance, but seem
to baqaletl) waiting for results.
It Is understood that the company
will publish in the F-ruld paper tbis
week, a pay roli showing the wages
received by the men In the d fTerent
mines, and that representatives of the
company hove stated that the men are
the best paid coal mines.01 earth, and
that the pay roll will prove it.
To offset this, the men say that la
some cases big monev Is made, but that
on tbe whole there are discriminations
that work to a woeful disadvantage to
the men.
Statement of Secretary
Fernie, Feb 13 —The demands being
made by the union are a uniform scale
of wages based on tbe scale of wages
paid in the Fernie mines prior to the
explosion of last summer. Since Mr.
Tonk n took charge he his been making
a systematic reduction in wages Up to
the present, Mr. Tonkin bus refused to
give nn audience to the district union
for the presentation f their grievances,
iiUbough we have on several occasions
tried to obtain an interview for that
purp se. At Morrissey he wishes to
place a lower tonnage rate for digging
coal than is at present being paid anywhere else on the continent. This we
reject. The company are running stores
at h11 three of the mines. We are whiting and willing to arrange a conference
v ith the management at any time-
Secretary Miners' Union.
One Strike Settled.
Tbe strike at Foss & M<. Douel.'s camp
was rather a short lived affair, and the
majority of thi men returned to work
Tuesday morniug after being out only
dve days. The men weie unsuccessful
in the demand for ,<n Increase tn their
scale of wage, arid most of them seemed
willing to resume wo>k on the old bash.
An tff jrt was made by a number of the
striking miners to Induce the men not
to return to work, and a delegation vis -
ited Foss & McDouell's camp for this
purpose, hut when It became knewn
that the union would not sanction such
a move, the miners desisted and returned to the mine. Tbe force at the camp
is being Increased to what It was before
(he strike, and everything will shortly
oe moving along as smoothly as ever.
Fernie News.
Free Precs—
Mr. Wm. Esc wig, proprietor of the
Northern came la on today's train from
a trip to Ne v Y >rk.
D-. and V]th. Barber have taken up
their per ma me tit residence In Ferni .
Tne « bole upper fltt of th* Hill block
his been rented by the doctor which
will be utilized as dentidl parlors aud
duelling apartments
A petition is being circulated about
town asking the attorney general to appoint Mr A P Walker senior tfflcer In
Fernie vice J H. M Mullen who has
been appointed chief of police for the
district of South East Kootenay. Mr
Walker In this position will rank as a
provincial policeman The petition is
being largely signed as he enjoys the
respect aud the confidence of the towns*
pvOp e generally.
What tbe Peoplo are Doing at the
Coal Center.
Mr. Sample, the company contractor
frcm Michel, was here on Tnurtday In
specting the work en the new fan bouse
Tobogganing   Is  being Indulged in by
tbe unemployed miners here now. 'Ivy
are making tbe b.-st of tbe situation,
and are certainly having a gocd time.
A large number of men a e now shut
out of the Company's boardlrg houses,
owing to the closing d.iwu of credit.
All have to pay cash dowD, or find oiher
boarding places.
Constable Tranter was up to Fernie
on Wednesday with a petty Mealing
case. Justice Fjrbes tried the case,
which was dismissed.
We are pleased to record the birth to
Mr. and Mrs. W. H Harris, of a little
daughter on the 10 b inst. Mother and
child are doing well.
A Berridge  went to Fernie Tuesday
evening to attei.d tbe hospital ball, lu
Princess hall.
Norman Broley, the contractor, paid
this place a visit on Tuesday. He has
just returrjed from tbe east.
We very much regret to anLounce the
death of Annie, Infant daughter of Mat
Karola, which took place here on Ft.'
day last. The burial took place at the
mine cemetery on Sunday afternoon,
Rev  Connor cfllciatlng.
Only four fire bossev are now at work
at the mine, .be others having quit. It
Is also quite a job to get men to act as
Tbe strike still goes on, makln* It
bad for all concerned, especially for tbe
new families who have only been here a
short lime. Who is to blame for this
condition of affairs .
The Coal compauy's store opened Its
doois again to the public on Tuesday
moruli e, and are selling goods for cash
only. This is quite a hardship to some
of the miners, as they cnaot get credit
Quite a number of the miners are
leaving tbe camp, and mote wilt quit
after pay day.
There is q lie a coal famine in town,
and the price of -wood is goiLg up.
The miners held a meeting la the C.
P. H. camp on Sunday last.
Shy On Matter.
We have bten sick In bed most of the
weex, ana iu luiiBcijutruee 1 ne Miner
ls a little shy on news. Tbe Old Man
came down from Cranbrook yesterday
bringing Fred E Hilues of the Herald
staff, and by their efforts the  paper  is
Issued while I remain In bed.
Matt Rockendor',
Editor Miner.
It Was a Fake.
Peguson Correspondence : In the
spring and summer of last year every
man in tbe Lardeau and many outside
it had his hopes fixed ou the success of
the Vulcan smelter as tbe turning point
in the decadence of the silvlver-lead industry. The Lardeau Smelting & Refining company had installed a plant at
Ferguson—quite inexpensive at corn par
ed with the cost of erection of an ordinary smelter—and all kinds of prophesies
weie made about tbe new method, one
being tnat it would revolutionize the
smelting industry One afternoon in
August the furnace was blown in with
some ceremony; within forty eight
hours It blew Itself nut wltocut any,
and every hope died with its untimely
death. It was allowed to go forth to
the public that the appllatce was radically defective in that it did not develop
draft enough to smelt the charges. The
management knew perfectly well tbf-
cause lay with the iron oxide flux, wh cb
was entirely too bilious, and the nature
and mechanical texture of the ore being
treated. The smeller was erect* d with*
cut any regard to the necessity for or
tbe existence of Muxes, aud to this cause
the failure may be largely attributed.
Many Oil Wells
There are In Canada today nearly ten
thousand operating oil wells. TetroliH
has 8,ooo wells, Dutton 95, Bothwell
205, Northwood 17, and Oil Springs,
Hupbemia, and Smith's Falls approximately i.ooo wells. These proluce
ahout 42.000 barrels of oil a month, and
some ol these wells have been producing in small quantities for considerably
over thirty yt-ars. The oil fields In
some places are in a verv limited area
The best wells tn Both well ate witlm
200 acres, and more than three quarters
of the production there is within 150
Farewell Supper
The friends of Eugene E'.ters at tl e
mill will give him a supper this evenlne
at he yorrlssey hotel, to testify to the
big 1 regard In which he ls held by
Men to L^ave
It ls reported that quite a 1 umber of
the miners will leave this section as
soon as they receive their pay About
seventy-five from tbe Monissey mine
want to Fernie last night,
0I_MAT 12
Provincial   Legislature   To
Conveined That Date
There Will  be   Many    Candidates    in
the  Cranbrook and Fernie
The leg'slature Is called to mept ou
the l2;h of March Tbatsettles a q-ies
tlon that has aroused considerable it.-
terest the past few moo'hs, as the
people were looking forward to tbe
event wlih no little anxiety I i» cor-
ceded by all that thecomingseBslon will
be a warm one. The I'rior governmf nt
will have to fight for its life, with the
odds greatly agdlnst It. Joe. Martin Is
"agin'" iht m this time, and says that
the opposition Is In the m?j irltv, It
this proves to be the case, there will be
au election called i:r June.
Ia event of aa election, there will be
candidates in two new district?
formed cut of the old Fort
Steele    d strict. Ia      tbis     district
there is every show of a warm time.
The late strike will teDd to arouse
the labor sentiment, and judging from
the present outlook there nlil be »
labor candidate in the field. At was
lutimatt-d by Mr. Btakem »re's lettLr in
last week's Miner he will probably b<= a
candidate or will dictate a candidate.
It U possible tnat be may BfflHatO with
the labor supporters, as they will ia all
probability want a candid ne that woulo
he ahoBolutely independent of any coat
compauy influ.uce. Stranger things
have bappeoid in politics than tbe nom
Inatloo of Mr. Biakemore by the labor
element, and his candidacy undtr tuch
•Usplces might prove exceedingly formidable lu tLLi district. Theie is talk
of Fred SorK being named, and if t hit
should prove tiu--, he wou.d make a
stror g candidate. H«j is well known
and well ltktd, and would most liaoiy
receive the suppoit of the coal company, Oi course there are others. .N
doubt W. H. Ross would like to represent this district, aud It Is rumored
that H. Here liner has ambitions to serve
bis country In a legislative capacity, but.
this Is not a good year for professijual
gentlemen, and it is baraly prouanlr
that tbe public wou.d take kindly to the
candiJacy of either one. Ai old time
Fernie resident sprung a surprise en a
ouncb of citizens one night, recently
white dlscussltg politics at the Royal
hotel. "D) you know the strongest
man In this district and one who ctuld
ne elected hands donn, and what ls
more if elected, wcu d nuke a strong
repr eseutative at Victoria? Well I'll
tell you. It is"Big Jlffi ' McDjuald. He
would be supported by all elements.
He Is intelligent and stands well with
labor and capital, and if be crutd be
induced to accspt the nomination would
make a whr.wind campilgn. Jiist remember what I say." Tte suggestion
seemed to meet with conslt arable favor
and the sentiment miy grow iato b
posi ive boom for ''B g.Iim.''
Io   the   Cranbrook   district   there  It.
title said up 10 the present time. E.
C Smith, the prc-ent member, may
want to ruu again as the straight 11 ber—
1 candidate, but there are many who
voted for him before who villi not do so
if he runs apaln It is generallv under-
rood that J A H irvey ot Fort Steele ia
looking longiitgly tu a seat iu the
house, aud he m*v enter ihe field Th*-
Herald of last wetk enrnes out lu a told
s>a ement tc the ifTvct that no man
• uunii g In that district can be e'ected
without Cranbrook v^tts, aud it at no
man can get Cranbrook votes unlets he
■.lands pat for removal of the government ifficcs from Fort Steele to Cran-
hrook.    A • Cranbrook Is the only   large
ew:i iu that distric1. there may be a
i od deal of truth In the s'attmt-nt.
There la a rumor |fi< a', however, ih at
Mr   Hirvev dtsires  to change his res-
It^nce from Fort  Steele to  Cranbrook.
>nd would like to hare the  gnv. rumem
offlres go to.     If ihat  Is true,   and   h
were   to   be  a candidate,  li trou'd  be
bard to defeat him
Th* Big Dance
The b;g masquerade dan.:e at tl e
Australian hotel Monday evening w 1
be among tne most pleasant evei t* e*ir
neld in this district, M-nv costun s
have been ordered from Winnipeg ) r
'lie occiMof, and every one Is j do in
m the «»ff:ir with an enthusiasm tha
b speaks sti cess 7 he foct that S a*-b
ler's orchestra of Fernie. wilt fu*n s-
the music Is alone a yuirant;e of a big
crowf, and if you don't have the be*!
time of the year, it will be your own
lala "i lint lieIkmU, 1 ..pi.tm aud Crew—
II •    Nell  C up Ltired.
The trim and warlike-looking MXm
tie Canadian rovenue cutter l'ctret
lay at bur wharf in Walkerville, her
tsharp prow, which is said to be capable of ramming the stoutest freighter that poaaea through the Detroit
river, turned ominously toward the
American shore. A l.ig Union Jack
flew from the flag-pole at the stern,
the nlao-poutid gun bad been polished to inirroi-likc brightness, the jolly tars were all neatly arrayed in
their shore-leavi- cloilu-s, and Capt.
Edward Dunn, florld-fuced and ijuiet-
I1' jolly-looking, slowly paced the
quarterdeck. The gay appearand* of
the lit tic craft contrasted strongly
with tbe wintry river scene. Great
boats Boated with ico passed up and
down, in ■emilllljl. defiance of winter's framing signs, while seagulls
circled around them or held little
pink tea receptions upon the rapidly
forming cakes.
The captain was arrayed in full
regimentals, including his sword and
a Victoria medal presented for his
participation in the Fenian raid of
1866 when he was stationed at. Sar-
"We are waiting to be Inspected,"
said he, in response to a query.
"Every year at loying-up time,
Capt. o. (». V. Spain, commanding
the fisheries protective service of
Canada, visits the various revenue
cutters in the service (there arc
about ten all told) and inspects
them. The crews are required to
ro through the regular drill for hin
benefit, and that is why you find
us on waiting orders, so to speak."
Commander Spain arrived after a
while, and the crow of the Potre!
Were put throuodi the cutlass drill
and various other military manoeuvres, the excellence of which seemed
to please the inspector, who also
found everything to his satisfaction
on board ship.
The Petrel is the only Canadian!
revenue cutter in service on the
lakes. In build and equipment sbe
is a niiHature war vessel, being
equipped with cannon, rilles, cut ■
lasses, and revolvers. During tho
summer she is a terror to irariB-
gressing fishermen on Lake Erie,
where she plies chiefly, there being;
few depredations of tbe kind on tho
upper lakes.
The poaching. Captain Thinu says,
is done mostly east of I'elcc Island
and off Long Point, abreast of Erie.
and the little ship has chased many
a Yankee fish tug; out of Canadian
waters. Once in a while a tug and
crew are captured and brought into
Port Stanley, but more often the
offending fishermen see the cutter
coming a long distance off and make
haste to get away. Capt. Ihinn
then contents himself with capturing
the nets and their finny contents,
which are confiscated to the Government. About 400 nets were captured the past Summer, This was
considerably more than during the
proceed ing season. In 1894, the
nisi, year ..r u»o Petrel*.* service,
1,000 odd  nets were captured.
"The pursuit of law-breaking fishermen is always attended with mord
or lefjfl excitement." says Capt. ]>unn,
but  there is never any serious trouble.     The  Petrel   is  too  vicious     ari
appearing  cruft   for  that.      She     is
speedy,   too.   when     it   becomes     necessary to put her to tho tost.     lie
summer  headquarters    are  at   P01
Stanley;   late   in   tlie  fall  she  pass
her      unoccupied     time  at   Amherst-
burg,     and   sbe   lays   up at Walkerville.
The Petrel is 128 feet over ell, 213
feet beam, nnd H feet (> inches depth
of  hold. Besides    the       capiain's
room she is provided with officers'
quarters, a chart room, a galley1
and tbe crew's mess. The oHirer.-?
Incluhe Captain Dunn. First Ollicer
J. S. Inkster, Second Officer Johri
McPherson, Chief Engineer A, J;
Brown, Assistant Engineer W. II.
Linter and Drill Instructor E. Xt
IIcRian. Then there are the boatswain and carpenter, and quite a
complement   of seamen nnd stoker's.
The regulations on board ship nre
about the same as upon an ordinary
lake-going craft, though tho men ard
drilled nn hour each day. Capt. Dunn
is not a stickler for pomp and Ho-
tall. lie has had command of ihd
Petrel ever since she came out ill
1893. He started in the revenue!
service in 181)0, and was for several
years a sailor and in command of
take boats before that period. The
captains of the Canadian tevenud
cutters are appointed and hold ibeir
positions during good behaviour.
Seamen   enlist   for   the   season. If
appearances go for anything, companionable and jolly Capt. Dunn has
tlie affection and esteem of his merry
crew. He has a tvide Circle of
friends in tbe various ports t'uat h<f
visits, including Detroit.'— Detroit
Free Press.
^\ lu.  Arc Aiiirricaiis?
This subject has been discussed
much In the Canadian newspapers'
without any useful conclusion having
been reached, says The Toronto Star.
Undoubtedly we are Americans, mid
the people of Ohio have no im re
right to the name than have thd
people of Ontario. But ihe people
of the United States have no name"
under which they can group them-"
selves except by bringing the nainS
of the continent into use. With us
it is different; we are Canadians-
The Old World has growrl accustom-'
Od to regard "Americans" as citizens of the United States, and as
the people of that, country have no
other designation it is both a convenience and a kindness to lei theni
have it. So far as Canada is concerned, our effort must be to familiarize the whole world with the term
"Canadian," as applicable to a per-*
son or a product of a part—and that
part our part—of the American conJ
Pointer for CantiTli&n Farmera.
Canadian hay is tbe best that goes
to South Africa, and as the Brit fall
Covcrnmerit is likely to need n strong
force of mounted troops in the country for some yenrs. a good deal of
our hay wilt be needed. Fanners will
do well to grow a lot of hay. — T»»
ronto World; UTEN
The  Story  of a Soldier's
-'  Struggle-
KB    By   brigadier General    n®
CHARLES   KINU.        • g
 ■• — •'	
AS • • ■••>•
Ills coiuIiK'tnrs wore full of hopeful
suggestion, of loyal, confident ossur*
once. All tbe lieutenant bad lo do was
I,, go with them out to "Sliiird'n," and
the officers would welcome lihu wilh
open nnns.   who was there? be asked.
Ah, yes; Merrlvule. IK- was a cluss-
u,ale at tho Point Nelson? The*
were together In Ibe same buttery nt
Monroe. Hyatt, Hoyt and Stnnloii,
three hoys like May aud Woodrow.
Y»'S. they would Welcome htm for atild
hing syne, anil yet he shrank from It
with tiller repulsion, lie. who had
ever been leader and authority, how
eould he appear befoN them now so
broken, so bumbled, so stricken wlih
poverty und shame? There was Just
one tbtng left lo hlin, his watch, hut
that hud been his father's, und the
thought of pawning it gave him keen
distress. BtUl he asked Itynn us they
snt lu the stuffy waiting room If In)
knew where the watch eould he accepted us security for a suitable loan,
nnd Ityan said they were going out to
"Sliurd'n" to attend to all that—without security.   i.nngdon began to feel
drowsy and numb ull over und begged
them to take him Into the air. They
dlil und tramped him up nnd down for
IS minutes, with the result that he wus
booh again chilled to the ninrro.v and
shivering.      They     compassionately
sought to give him more whisky, but
he shook his bead. Something told blm
It was not helping hint. Then they
took alarm. A man must be ill Indeed
In the eyes of the Celtic soldier when a
drluk won't help him. II still lucked
half an hour of train time. They bad
medical practitioners of small caliber
attached to tbe recruiting stations In
those days, und Ryan scut his comrade ou tho run to tbe North Bide office,
and. ns luck would bave it. hack came
the doctor. Brief examination was j
more than enough.
"You've got to get to bed and have
good treatment," was tbe almost In- '
stunt verdict, und helplessly l.ungdou
bowed  his bead upon  his breast.    It
was dusk when the way train let them
Oft ut Sheridan.    Ityan sought to wrap
bis overcoat nhotit bis failing patient,
but   Langdon   refused.    Tbe   honest
Irishman  thought it wus because the i
olllcer was loo proud to be Been In ll |
private's  uniform  and  felt no rebuff. !
The olllcer would bave taken It gladly
bad there been another to spare.   "If I
weren't too old to 'list," he hud said lo
Ma    bUmOfe    oonipntnoiK.    ut    OUICUgD,
"I'd 'take a blanket1 on the spot." They
hurried him against tbe rising gale toward the officers' club and messroom,
well knowing that there they would bo
apt to find more of the commissioned
force than elsewhere, lie was breathless, weak, shivering when they reached the door and were confronted ut the
very threshold by two officers muffled
In their capes, plunging out Into tho
"What on earth have you got here?"
gruffly queried tbe foremost, baiting
abort In displeasure nt tbe sight.
"It's [.ooleiinul Langdon, sorr," sa,l
■Ityan. with n touch of his cap, "We
found blm sick und starved lu towu.
and    lir.    I'owncH    said    fetch    hlin
atralgbt here."
"Here?   Man alive, this ia no"—
"Shut up. Bremer!" hurriedly Inter-   .
rupted the other. "It is Langdonl Why, I
Eric, old boy, don't you know Nelson?
Come  right  in.    Bring him  right in j
I,i'ii'.   men."     And   half   lending,   half j
bearing, they run the drooping outcast J
Into the light nnd warmth of the club- .
room, scattering the group nt the lire
and sprawling him in a deep, easy chair |
before tlie blaze.    "Dive me that hot
"That's why I'm with you," was the
quiet rejoinder. "All tbe same, men
like Hreiuer and those doughboys will,
Bay the court declared the charges sustained and I.nngdon disgraced."
"Disgraced for sujashlug that sneuk
Torrance? By Jove, 1 bold blm In
higher esteem"—
■AN. Kelson, it isn't n'l that If*
that unpaid bill business—all that load
of debt that snowed blm under, and
you kuow it."
"Know It? Yes, and know, what's
more, bow little he wus to blame. Had
our colonel or Melville been In command there, do you suppose they would
have let him be court martial. .IV No,
sir! It was Nathan's suldo work with
Hint dashed old numskull of a dm-
goon-old 'Cut.' He never bud the bowels of a snake. Kind the doctor, Sidney ?" be eagerly asked us the youngster
came hurrying back.
"Coming the iuluute he finishes bis
hand." was the answer, and, true to bis
word, the young army surgeon speedily
entered nud came ut once to the reclln-
iug figure lu front of the lire.   Lnngdou
had been feebly replying to the sympathetic questions of one or two nsso-
clales of other days.   Now. will) while,
drawn face and somber eyes, ho look-
ed up nt the new arrival.   Professional
decorum nnd the tenets of bis cloth ru-
qulred of Ihe physician nn impassive
yet   sympathetic   nnd   reassuring   de-j
i  meaner.   Hut, to tlie surprise of Nelson
! nnd Hoyt, tho doctor plainly started ,
! the Instant he cuught sight of the pa-
"This—gentleman   is?"   he   faltered,;
I paling a trllle and looking Inquiringly
, about him.
"Eric Langdon, n classmate of Merrl-
■ vale's nt the Point and my comrade at
Monroe," answored Nelson stoutly. Tho;
doctor was new to the post nnd to him,!
and he wished It to be understood from
the Btart that Langdon was bis friend, i
bis guest, nud as such entitled to tho :
] best  Port  Sheridan  could  give   liliu. j
The doctor's hesitancy nnd change of
manner put blm Instantly on the aggressive.
"I beg pardon," quickly spoke Dr.
Armlstend. "Sir. Lnngdou's face was
familiar. I fancy I have seen bis photograph. But that is of no consequence. Permit me," be continued,
pulling himself together with evident
effort and assuming the conventional
manner of the physician. He bent aud
took Langdon's wrist and gazed
thoughtfully, scrutlnizlngly, unflinchingly Into tlie deep, haggard eyes.
There was a moment's silence. Then,
straightening up, the doctor spoke.
".Mr. Lnugdon Is to be with you, Mr.
"Then I shall send the steward with
medicine from the hospital. I should
get him to bed as soon as possible"—
"I've sent for n stretcher, robes aud
blankets," Interposed Nelson sharply.
"That's what I Intended to do from the
"Very good. Now a word with you."
And the doctor drew the artilleryman
aside. "Your friend will need nothing
tonight but some hot broth and sedatives. If. however, he should bo restless or 111 or If you become anxious"
mill la-re lllu yuuuy mtrscon *..,...& I.,
hesitate lu embarrassment, "I suggest |
your calllug on Major Bloodgood, my
"You consider It so serious?" asked
Nelson In quick alarm.
"No," was tho answer, "but"—
"But what, Dr. Armlstend?" asked
Nelson hotly. "Am l to understand
you decline to see my friend und
The doctor flushed. He was a Vlr-
glninn, "Jenlous in honor," sensitive to
a turn. It was a moment before he
spoke. Then tbe answer came calmly
"No, Mr. Nelson, but your friend will
probably decline to see me. Here comes
the stretcher." Aud so saying the doe-
tor left the room.
Ilnlf nn hour later, In Nelson's own
id, comforted with a bet footbath
and nourishing food, I.nngdon closed ]
his eyes to thank the Ooil that bad not
left bin friendless iu his prostration.
He heard tlie voices of old comrades lu
the room below. He -beard Nelson tip
toeing about the bed, arranging lumps)
and books fur Hie night.    Nelson bad
Hueer  Storr  of ILe CbtmirtnB' Color
ol  tne   -Xewuorn   Ulrds.
I unve uot learning enough to know
whether in the earliest times ravens
were accounted "unlucky." If so. why
were they choseu from among all the
birds of the ulr for the merciful er-
ruud of currying bread to Elijnh iu the
wilderness? Did they steal It? They
nre given to theft! Also In the written
word we or..' assured Hint "Hod Iteur-
elh the young ravens when they cry
out unto hlin." And nothing of this
is said of doves or of uny other white
or heavenly kind of bird. An explanation is given iu the Egyptian commentary on St. Luke in the Coptic
script by Epiphanlus. A. D. IMS 101.
Tlie passage is certainly very curious,
and i uui permitted to transcribe it
here: "Why. then, did the evangelist
mention no name among the birds except ravens only? Because the hen
raven, having laid her eggs aud
hutched her young, Is wont lo By
away .und leave them on account of
tbe hue of their color, for when
batched they are red in appearance.
Then the Nourlsher of ull creation
scads to theiii a little swarm of insects, putting It by their nest, nnd
thus tlie little ravens ure fed until
the color of their body is. us It were,
dyed and becomes black. Hut after
seven days the old ruvens return, and,
seeing that the bodies of their young
huvp become perfectly like their own,
hence forward they tuke lo them und
bring them food of their own accord."
II Is   for   mi I urn lists   to   ascertain
whether or no this strange account
of the young ravens holds good In our
I he   Colouia
Ili.t   I.
ew cable .^jjp Colonia. which
• used to lay the Hritish Pa-
Cot a Ilara-nln.
Years ago. before the corrupt practices act, when u Scottish parliamentary candidate was canvassing his constituency he called nt tbe house of un
aged couple. Pluding the old woman
alone, he entered into conversation und
asked her to use her Influence In getting her husband to vote for him.
While Ihey were conversing the would
be M. P, noticed a kitten playing about
on the floor nnd offered £5 for It. Tbe
bargain was struck, and on leaving he
again expressed the hope that she
would secure her husband's vote for
"Weel, sir," nnswered the womnn,
"lis 1 said afore, John's a man „' his
uin mind and Just does what Btrlcks
bis nln uiddle, but ut ouy rate, sir,
you've gotten u real cheap kitten, for
ycr oppencut was In nne finer gone
than yesterday, un be gled tne £10 for
Its brlilier."—London Answers.
Tlie German Soulier's Wnea.
One of Ihe peculiarities ubout the
military service In Germany Is the paternal Interest that the officers are required to take lu the frugality of the
men. The pay of Ibe soldier Is only
U cents u day, but the army regulations guard It Jealously. Each man Is
expected to keep his money In a little
bug suspended from n Btrlng around
his neck, und any officer during Inspection may demand to bave tbe bags
opened unit their contents shown. If
it be found that a soldier Is spending
bis pay too freely—think of Hint, with
the pay at so low a mark—he Is reprimanded and punished. Ho Is com
polled to make his pay cover his ex
Golf In Old Dutch   rielurr.
By Ibe seventeenth century golf iu
Holland bad become almost entirely a
winter gniue. The Dutch pajufers of
the period seem to luivo found a peculiar fascination lu winter scenes,
with their clear, bright atmosphere und
the moving clouds of figures In their
various Occupations of sledging, sknt-
llig or golf. As might be expected,
muuy ii golfing scene Is to he found
in pictures by Van de Velde, Vun dcr
Neer. Aveicainp, Van Doyen and others of their school. Several drawings
of this period showing single figures
or small groups give perhaps a better
Idea of the golf of the tline.-
spi'cnd seme blankets on a roomy oik) j reasonable.
A.I.In:;   Too   Much.
"Some people." remarked  the druggist  to bis clerk, "ure frightfully  un-
Scotch of yours, Snlpey," ordered Nelson to a youngster in battery dress,
who eagerly obeyed. "Now, Eric, swallow and don't say a word." Aud the
hot liquid was absorbed In the midst of
profound silence. "Toll me again tbo
doctor's directions, corporal," said Nel- j
sou after a moment's study of the ef- !
feet of his potion.
"That the lootenant needed to bo put i
to bed und a doctor wld him," wus th* I
Irishman's rendition of tho order, !
whereat there wus a chuckle.
"All right. I understand, You men
did Just right. Steward, give Corporal
ityan aud bis comrade a good, hot toddy. Thank you both, men. I'll see you
!u the uiorulng."
And they were golug when Langdon
feebly held out his baud and whispered.   Nelson bent to hear.
"He says you two saved his life, and
he wnuts to see you when he's better.
So do I. (Jet a stretcher from the hospital and my buffalo robe and blankets, Ityan. New, we'll have you fixed
all right In five minutes, Eric, old boy,
Knlpey, see If Pills Is in the eardrooin.
What's your hurry, Bremer? I msf
want your help."
Tbe burly officer was again making
for tlie storm door.   He growled Borne
Inarticulate answer and shot out Into
.  the storm.   Nelson glared after hltn a
moment and frowned.   "We don't need
blm,"  he said as be turned back to
Langdon, over whom others were now
sympathetically bending.   Two or three
of the party had drawn aloof and were
conferring in low tones, glancing occasionally at the group by tho fireside.
Then, taking up their caps and overcoats,  they edged nway to the door.
Again Nelson glared, took silent note
of their faces and gave a significant
Iiob of the head.   "There's as much human nature and human sympathy In
that  squad  as you'll  find  in a skin
game." muttered he to a silent crony.
Tbo latter looked grave and perturbed.
"They never knew Langdon, and they
only see the possibility of tbe colonel's
coming down rough on us for harboring and consorting with a dismissed officer."
"Dismissed be banged! Langdon's a
better man today, broken as be is, than
the cad who preferred tbe charges,"
■was tbe hot reply.
i cniich and Mas putting and shaking iqi |
n pillow, when the steward came softly
In with sonic vinls nnd medicine glasses.
"Dr. Ai'inistend says." be began lu
low (one, when, to his amazement, N<i
son sternly whispered. "Hush!" and.
clapping bis band over bis own lips to
emphasize tbe order, glanced In anxious fear toward the bed. Tbe caution
was too late. With diluting eyes. Eric
Lnugdon was struggling from tlie pil
low nnd striving to rise.
"Whnt Is It, Eric? Lie still, mr.n."
Bpoke Nelson soothingly, yet command-
Ingly, ns he hastened to tlie bedside.
"Doctor who?" demuiided Langdon.
with menace lu his tone.
"Dr. Olmstcnd, man," nnswered N< I
bou, with prompt mendacity. "0-l-m
s-t-c-o-d—Olmstcad. What's got Into
you besides broth nud oue hot Scotch?
I'll glvo you another presently If you'll
settle down and behave yourself."
"Olmstcnd wns not the nnme." was
the stern answer. "Don't trifle with
me, Nelson. You sold Armlsteml, did
you not?" he continued, whirling sharp
on the steward, and that amnzed and
confounded compounder of drugs could
only gulp and turn redder In the face.
"It ls Armlstend. then," said Langdon, with full conviction. "Seu<J that
man out. and bis bottles with him." he
continued, turning full on Nelson again..
"I've got to talk to you." Aud, obedient to a signal, the steward withdrew.
For a moment there was dead silence.
Throwing himself back on his pillow,
bis lean, long bunds outspread on each
cheek and temple, Langdon lay staring
at the ceiling. Then In a sharp, almost
savage, tone he demanded, "How long
has that man been nt this post?"
"About a month or less. Why?"
"Because he or I must quit It Inside
of 24 hours."
"Is the man who Just left un example':"
"Yes. He wanted me fff give him
something to cure a cold,"
"'I hat's very simple."
"Yes. but ho wanted ipe to give bin)
il guarantee that the inuilielnu tvopUlu'f
make him feel worse than the colli
An   He   Called   It.
"But why." usked the uiun who always wants lo know—"why do you call
I tilt I little Jump you ninke from a tower
Into the wnler 'u leap for lire?' They
tell tne It Is not at nil dangerous."
"Well." replied the "artist," "don't
1  make me llvln' by  It?"
CotiutliiK   on   ft.
Wife of Bniliieni Philanthropist—My
dear, whnt wore yoq thinking of? Yon
gave that poor mini only |0 cents.
Eminent Phlhimliruplst-1 know It.
Amanda. It will be $io wheu it eta
into  the   anecdote, column.
Celluloid Is mnnufnetured by dissolving nitrocellulose In camphor—that is
to sny, forming a mixture of nitrocellulose, cnninhor nnd .alcohol.
lie Was Next to th* Game.
"Put not your trust In riches," said
the clerical looking man In the rusty
"I don't," replied the prosperous
looking individual; "I nut my riches In
Keeping  tp Asp.ir.apea.
"Do you think that dog is worth tbt
money you arc paying for a tag?"
"No, snh." answered Mr. Ernstus
I'lnkley. "but you's got to go to sotue
expense fob de sake of social standln',
isu' you?"
l>«.urlptltiii   ,
Tho nt
is to  be
due cable, is practically ready
her journey. She is 300 feet in
iirigth, with beam of 56 leet, and is
designed to cany close upon 10,000
tons d?ud weight. When loaded she
Is to steam 11J knots. IhL' length
of cable that she can carry is about
4.000 miles which ia a greater length
than could be put on board the Qreat
East, ni when she was engaged in her
cubic-lying expeditions. I h'-- builders
have designed un elegantly-looking
craft ill spite of the speeiul conditions which had to be fulfilled, and
in this icspect the Colonia is a
pleasing contrast to cable ships
ullout. The spar deck ol the ship is
ol leak, and is flush right fore and
aft, making u spacious promenade.
Amidships is accommodation for the
officers und numerous eectrical experts. There are also bat brooms,
large gallery, butchery, bakery and
on the deck lielow a refrigerator
chamber. Adjoining the cabins is u
spacious dining saloon, paneled in
ouk, and beautifully fitted, even to
the minutest detail. On the bridge
deck above are uPurtiiuflts uf the
captuin, being u suite of three looms.
Next to these Is u chart-room uf uni-
plo proportions,  aad above it  is  the
navigating bridge ai»d boat deck.
In the ufter part of the vessel on
the spar deck are two houses of special interest to electricians, one uf
them being the test room, und the
other the drum room. 'I h-Jse have a
very complete Installation of galvanometers mid other testing instruments,   together with a quanittty of
th.' speeiul appliances by means of
Which all the calculations are mud-'
us to the amounts of ruble paid out,
the strain on it, and its electrical resistance! 'Ill' aftermost deck-house
is occupied b.v the powerful steering
apparatus, which is a combined hydraulic and steam-steering engine, uc-
tuated by a tolembtor on the flying
bridge, The vessel is lighted throughout with electricity, and us much of
her work Is in tropical seas, special
attention has been given to ventilation. On the main deck is accommodation for tile crew, the cabin hands,
and the stewards, and there is also
a well-aired hospital. Amidships
will be found an engineer's repairing
shop, with a lathe, drills an'd several other machines. Below the main
deck are tha four huge table tanks,
two of them being forward of Hi-'
bridge and two aft, Tho propelling
math'nery consists of two sets ot
triple expansion engines, working nt
a pressure of 100 pounds per Bquare
Inch. The outfit of pumps, feod-w-ut-
er heaters, evaporators, inters, and
other machinery is exceptionally complete.
As soon as the cables have been
loaded the Colonia will proceed on
her long Journey via the kSue/. Canal
to Victoria. She will then lay the
cable from that point to Fanning Island, tha little patch of dry InuU in
iniil-l'iicific, The cable from Fanning
Island, FIJI. New Zealand, and Australia has already beep luiid, so that.
as toon as the Colonia has accom^
plishcd her work, in hand, tho British
nation will give a complete circle
ni'Oimd the world of telegraphic fairies, all of which lie between points of
Hritish territory.
I leeirla l.lglit Hath*,
At the exhibition of medical and
surgical apparatus which has been
giving thj Queen's Hall the appearance of u bazaar of chemists' shops
on a large scale, there aie at least
three installations for giving "light,
baths," sumcthiirg akin to the "sun
bath" treatment which has attracted
so many hopeful hypochondriacs in
Hei'inuny. Many    cxperiintnts    in
lig|)t therapy have been mudc during
the lus(, few years, und in skin diseases especially, corps havp ueC|, r0_
ported which sound almost |ike t|iose
of Lourdps. Anions such may be
reckoned some (uses reported li.y l)i\
Allen 1'uscy, of Illinois University,
in till- of tlie medical Journals of thlfl
week. The Hontgtn raj's were applied in tliirtv-six casus, some of
them cases which wcvv regarded
hoi eless, air 1 several of them in
whiih surgical operation was Impossible. In all the cases such Improvement was effected; in some of the
cases tho effect was miraculous. Dr.
Pusey th'n'.s that the light treatment should be at least given a trial
in all in ipeiable cases; it is, at any
rate, painless. Another contribution
to tbe same subject which appears iu
th" same paper is that which attributes tin malignancy of "\i'ldt
sores" to some unknown constituent
of Ihe sun's rays. It is pointed out
by tiie observer that among troopers
the left haul, wllicji Jiolds the reins
und is most exposed to the !i'ujs of
tlie sun, is the part which is most
often ulVectcl. but it appears to be
more »r less cs,tahlis|ied that u'veldl
sore grows worse ii oxuiis&l t'o light
and better if protcctid. — Lpilduii
Morn'ng   Post.
How It Ik Overworked by Three  It!:;
Dull.      -l.-lllK.
It requires about five hours for the
stomach to work ou au ordinary uienl
und pass it out of itself, when It falls
Into a state of repose; hence if a mun
eats three times a day bis stomach
must work fifteen hours out of twenty-
four. After a night's sleep we wake
up with a certain amount of bodily vigor which is faithfully portioned out to
every muscle of the system and every
Bet of muscles, euch its rightful 6burc.
the stomach among others.
When the external body gets weary
after a long day's work, the stomach
bears Its Bharo of the fatigue, hut If
when the body is weary with the day's
toll we put it to bed, giving the s'.om
sell meanwhile a five hours' task which
must be performed, we Impose upon
the very best friend we have—the oue
that gives us oue of the largest
amounts of earthly enjoyment—and If
this overtaxing ls continued It must us
certainly weur out premuturely us the
body Itself will if it is overworked every day.
And If persons eat between uieuls
then the stomach bus no rest from
breakfast In the morning until 1, 2, 3
or 4 o'clock next day; hence it Is Hint
so many persons have dyspepsia. The
stomach la worked so much and so constantly that It becomes too weak to
work at all.
The death Is announced of First-
Class Petty Officer Grounds, of H.M.
S. Terrible, the best shot with a
heavy gun in the Hritish Navy.
Urounds' wuges were three shillings
Per day, and for the unparalleled
achievement of making eight shots
in one minute under most unfavorable
weather conditions in 1902, he received in ail the magnificent remuneration of 1 shilling B pence, and fi
shillings a pence, in the two years,
"his proper share of piiae money."—
Lonroii Qlobe.
The slsti'Fuiau at the council, aud the meaner u:  the brtecuj
The hnud upon  tue paretmeut, uud the
eye along  lUe slfUt;
O,   til,,  cry   la   ou     Ihe     waters
weighed the worth of each"
ituve j i   shown a uiaud.ity atrouifer
ability  lo Biaitc'-
-Have  we
Qnlek Ja.tlce  nt   Aaeot.
Not only tbe horses, but the powers
of the law, snys the Loudon Chronicle,
ure swift at Ascot, for tbe course bus
a special tribunal for the punishment
of evildoers. No sooner Is the pickpocket, welsher or ticket suntcher arrested than he ls standing In a little
room lu the royal stand, where the
evidence Is heard and the verdict aud
sentence pronounced before the offender fully realizes that he is caught Nowhere else does punishment so swiftly
follow ciitne us nt this court, which Is
decreed by clutise 31 of the Indlctublc
offenses net of 1848.
This race course tribunal nrose curiously In the eighteenth century from
an assault upon u royal personage. In
his Indignation at the Impossibility of
Instant punishment of the assailant he
ordered Hint In futurt a magistrate
should always attend the royal race
meeting. This bus ever since been
done, nnd by the above Mentioned act
the chief magistrate of Bow street wus
constituted ex officio u Justice of tho
peace of tbe county of Berks In order
to enable hlin to hold this court at
Euconrag-0 the Hapiiliii'sn Habit,
The art of lnughter should surely he
Cultivated—III fact, all and everything
thut lends to Joy. Tho wish to be
happy, the lovo of gladness and beauty, Is, I am sure, n thing to be desired.
Consequently it Is worth n little cultivation. Play Is us essential a factor
in men's lives nB work. Philosophers
tell us that no mnn lives Ills own life
until ho pluys. Work copies from the
exigencies of life, I'rouj the "musts" ol
this world, which often push a man
ulong very different paths from those
he would choose to travel by from Inclination or capacity. Play Is, however, Ills recreation, nnd here at Ids
leisure time comes out his whole soul,
his power of and choice of play, his
greater or lesser necessity for It, to recuperate mind and body from the
strain of dally work.
He »'mi the bett with a heavy guu la >he
wiiole  o'   the   llilllsh   Meet.
Au'I tin- run of his pay;-Three sSllllue, a
dry. w.ili s l.iacuit and sailed me*.  ,«
lie an tin- iui.ii who eould |ilt,li liU »|,,.||
en 11 mark Unit win ueiei   sti.l
I'.lt'ln  times true while a niluiile Sew uud
i'aih.iiiitiii  whittled the hill;
He was a uaiii  who could soothe u bjii lu
tlie nice of a swirling tide.
Who inud chime hia shots with the chars-
Ins  Laota  of ii  suli,   with  a  dil|i|ilas
Who   eould  |(t  lila murk  from  a  danclOS
ilki'k  Hail  never u   luiilaeiit stood
Content to near, for u nuir, cheer, a mid.
Shlpinan's muttered,  "tiood."
Munlelpal  Brldeo-rooina.
An amusing story Is told of Ihe
crowning of n rose queen of a country
district near Paris. The selected
queen, as one of tbe formalities of
awarding their dower, was asked by
tlie mayor for the name of her Hnnce.
"1 have none," she replied. Notified
that n sweetheart was Indispensable,
the young jndy ndde<J timidly, "1
thought tl'P municipality provided
everything necessary.' ptpilghtwny a
young swain presented himself us an
as aspirant, nnd, being as promptly accepted, ull things became regular aud
in order.
So Diversion.
Nervous IIuiploycr-Thoinas. 1 sylsh
you wouldn't whistle ot your work-
Office Hoy-1 uln't working, sir; I'pj
only Just whistling. - Boston Transcript
Gllttll.h  I.uiiii  Tom,,'ej,.
Some cf Hie English tenures ure exceedingly curious. A farm near Broad-
house, in Yorkshire, puys uunuiilly to
the landlord u snowball in midsummer
and a red rose at Christmas. The
manor of Koslon Is held by u rental ol
two arrows nnd a Iouf of bread
To Clean gih Pitoutes.
Sponge with a mixture of half a
pint of water, two ounces of common
salt, an ounce and n hnlf of ultim uud
two ounces or purified nltor. This wll.
make them wonderfully clean and
H.M Kllliriliilll  [ur»   lliiiikr
If one may Judge of n certain
transact ion which took plane in
I'erth, during Cromwell's occupation
of Scotland Bays the author of "The
Turf of Perth," a good war horse ut
th it period was considered of more
advantage than a fair rental fioni
land. It is related of one .lohn Davidson, who took an active part in
the defence of Perth 'against Cromwell iu lOol, that'ho gave a track
()f tl)u lundi'iif St.' lx'onaid's to
Campbell of Aberuchill, for a 'barging horse tp fight against Cr.oimvell.
Davidson at a later period sold iii-■
lands to the (Hover Ipsgrpprgtlon,
w'ho, continuing them toi' a fimn its
farms, orchards, etc., afterwards feu=
ed them to the inhabitants, retaining tq this day the rights of title to
the ground.
Travel l-t Hrltalli.
Ou the (ircat Eastern and Great
.Northern in England one person in
J5 travels first or second class; Client
krtg.it.onl, one in twelve;' London and
Northwestern, one Vn eigjit; London,
Pn'tgbtt n and South 1'oast, one ia
ten: I.ond.oii, Chatyian^ pnd Ilbver,
i»na ip st.v:,|i   'il'idlRnu*   ,oni. iu fortv
When buying a broom, test It by
pressing the edge ngfllnsf. the poor. If
tlie straws bristle out and bend, tbo
broom Is a poor ono, for they should
remulu lu a solid, firm mass,
A French gentleman, rescued from a
ducking In the river and taken to nn
adjacent tavern, wub advised to drink
a tumbler of very hot brandy nnd water and thus addressed the waiter who
wus mixing It:
"Sir, I shall thank you not to make
It a fortnight."
"A fortnight!" replied Joe. '(Hadn't
you better take It directly?"
"Oh, yes," said monsieur, "directly,
to be sure, but not a fortnight—not
two week."   : ■   -
Never  Ida   eye   wlU   steady   now   I lieu'
Spray anil the wlilntl Of ruin,
To louse ihe hitoiihi from Ihe fouuluK llpi
and lullttter the imu-k lu twain;
Never  injulii  will he  w,u  Ida share In  the
Jirls-e that my lords usalgu—
Sli-aud three lu  il  single-year,  anil ouce—
' It  wus u oue-aiul-ulue!
Sever attain   hs has tired the last of the
tiirjlla that the statu allowed,
He has tumid from the null- of the lix-laca
hole   to   ihe  huill   of   the    luiiinu„ I:-
Aud   never  n   hell  bl   Eun'nnd   lolled,   nud
who wus it caagbt his breath
When the shot o' the fleet flr«t dipped his
feet In the hooding- ford of .Death!
Qlnader, I thluk, would ihe gunner's suul
have paused thro' the closing dark
Hail he knii,vu that ye eareil with patriot
joy when Ihe Navy hit tlio mark:
Gladder,   1  ttiluk,  would  the gunner's soul
have passed to tlie farther shore
Hud   tlie   UOUler   baud   once  gripped    hli
hand, und Ottered tlie pride she bore;
Geld is th,, prise that ull men wit, tho*
the murk he honor nnd fume:
Declare—have re sparred by . gift or   a
word llle Teri'.hle guuner'a aim?
Will ye cure to know  what Hie men can
do when Hie hoa'a of hute embark?
What of you- aoiiN at the o'd seagoas?—
Have ye eared If they hit    til" mark?
—Harold Beghle.
III...  ii   Iturriiiiiiii'N.
Tliiri'lciines, that seourgo of tho
West Indies, are especially violent in
M.utiiib|iic, and again mid again
have caused widespread havoc iu a
few hours. Ilowover, on two occasions they proved a blessing b.v destroying another plague, in a nuiniuir
which |s probably unii|up in the history of the World. 1» 170S a plaguu
of nuts spread over the island, which
lusted for throe years, These Pttle
insects were of a peculiar kind, ire-
vjoiiBly unknown, and were supp. sud
to be brought by the slave ships
coming from Africa. When once Introduced they multiplied so rapidly
that, they completely QVeprnn tho
whole cpiintiy, doing considerable
damage wherpver they appeared, AU
the pulinary vegetables werp devour-
pel, pud ijiiudrupcilK were scarcely
able to subsist, anil tho largest frees
Were Infested in such a manner with
these insects that the most voracious
birds would not alight on them, while
the augur canes and other staple
crops werp almost entirely destroyed.
At length, when they had balllqd tho
art of man to got rid of them, therp
cunio a hurricane which swoit them
all away. In 1780 the sugar nnts,
as they were called, appeared again,
und rapidly multiplied, as before, but
when they had assumed a most
threatening appearance, there came
another hurricane, by Which they
were entirely destroyed.—The Temple
Experience of n   II:,,-tor In  Prescribing For a Patient:
An anonymous physician w'ho has
written some "coufessious" for tbe independent tells thlf story nbo.'.t blm
"I received a request to call from
an old patient who was afraid sbe was
taking scarlet fever. 1 responded at
once. The patient wns one ef two
elderly sisters whom 1 had attended
for many years. I greeted her in the
sitting room und noted her pulse while
In the net of -linking bunds with her.
B.v some witty remark I contrived to
make her laugh, which enabled me to
see her tongue. Then 1 said In u playful tone: Tf you will get me n glass
I will treat you to some of my patent
soda water.' She did Bo. 1 put a tablet in the water and she drank It.
"I want you to know that 1 take
pride In my, original methods. I try
to educate my patients to like, and uot
to dread, the visits of the doctor. In
this case all of my work had been
done without Ihe direct knowledge of
the patient and 1 felt very good over It.
So I bude my patient goodby with ex-
treme cheerfulness.
"She looked surprised, and then sold:
'Of course you will come upstairs and
see my slsterV 'Not today,' 1 said.
'Give her my respects.' 'Why.' Bhe
said, looking mystified und startled,
'how strangely you talk!' 'Strangely?
I echoed. 'Why?' 'Because 1 sent for
you lo prescribe for my sister und you
decline to see her.' It Hushed over
my mind In an instant. I hud prescribed for the wrong sister. 1 wus
entirely too clever."
Where  SmoklnK  Is a Sin.
Pulgravc, iu his interesting book de-
scribing bis Journey to tlie sucred city
of Mecca, gives an amusing account
of his conversation with a moll ah.
On asking the reverend gentleman
which he considered the uioBt deadly
of all sins the holy man replied;
"Smoking tho shameful."
"And next, O sou of the prophet?"
"Are tliese the two greatest sins, fa-
"Verily, my son."
"And murder?"
"All, thnt'B nothing—nothing. It's
"Aud stealing?"
"Ah, Hint's rofglvnblc too."
"But smoking'/"
"It Is the unforgivable crime." replied the moduli sternly nnd looking
keenly nt the fictitious Mohammedan.
And this Is the Afghan's creod. Murder and theft are forgivable crimes,
but for smoking aud drinking there Is
no redemption.
Second  TliouKlft.
"pear Mi\ Hicks," 'she wrote, "I nm
Very sorry t,|iat what you ask 1 cannot
grn|it.. I PADPRr becotnp your Wife,
Vuiiis sliieiu'ely, IHliej Burrows." Tho|i
she lidded: "P. 8.—Op, second thoughts,
dear ticorgo, I think | will inurry you.
l)o come nji tonight and seo your owe.
ti uu Btliei,"
l.iiiiiluii   Hint-, ut Noon.
Except in certain circles, from tho
upper middle class oj- the lower upper classes upward, 'among whom t^e
custpm of eveniijg 'dirjrier prevails,
the respectable Fpglisli custom is to.
serve dinner at n.opn, th,e evcijug
ipcal ranging all tjje way frptu the
workman's repast of tea with winkles, bloaters or .lam tq the heavy sup-
ppp of giinie and pastry for the rk|i.
To this oUstont the restaurants cuter, but to 111-' large floating colonies
of foreigners to whom an evening
dinner is a necessity, they pay no
Heed, says The Outlook, They continue complacently, to serve "dinner
j from 12 to 3," after which h mi* ono
rnuy whistle lu vain, for no dinner
will he get. As a natural result an
army of French and Italian restaurants are doing a brisk business and
amassing fortunes, not only in catering for their own people, but In
bringing comfort to many nn English buchelor emancipated from tea
und jam. Not only in the matter of
service, but also in tlie menu, doos
the village restaurant cling -to ■ old
customs. '■    a ••
Tho Man With the Fiddle,
Tho little o'd man fiddled very hard
as be stood near the curbstone ill
Twenty-third street. The prtsscrsby
looked at him curiously. Some of tlu'iu
smiled. No one gave him a penny.
Presently he was seen to totter and
then to full, but he kept un llddjlug
Just tlio snnio, even when |)o lay prone
upon his liiick. A man helped him to
Ids feet. He never missed'A bote. A
little boy who had been regarding |i'm
with keen Interest went up ta blub
Suddenly the bow bung poised AUd
motionless. The little old fflail bad
run down. The boy bought hlpi for n
quarter, however. The vender showed
him bow to stnrt tho fiddle up again,
and tlie two went off together, happy
und contented,
t'lieullki Illi'ed.
A Presbyterian ■ preacher In the central part of New York state tells this
Btory ou himself:
"It wns Suiidny morning, nnd 1 hnd
started for church. 'Phi, family were
preparing to follow when the youngest,
n llve-yenr-old, protested, "I do not
want to go to church.!!
" T don't feel uiui.li like It piyself,
Fred, (bis morning,1 replied his niplhor,
'but we piust go. father has tq gq—
litis gone already, nud lip lias tq
" 'Yes,' said Fred, unconvinced, 'ptif
we have lo jlslen, and that's WOfSef'.'"
Uotilkiliil Compliment,
Mrs. Newed-.lusl think of It, denr!
I made every bit of this cake with my
own hands.
' Newed—Is ll possible? I never bus-
jiecled there was so much strength In
those fair, soft hands.
E'oollsli  Quention.
flnskcr—Hello. Crnbbe, what are
you goli|g lo do wllb the camera?
Ci'abbp-iloing tp |iorc nn artesian
well In nti|' dining r'yt)ii| with if. You
didn't suppose I whs gunig to tuke
pictures, did yon?
Truth's  Echo,
"Hood men. you kuow, are scarce."
"Yes,  1   kuow.  nnd even  bud  men
have to ranke themselves so nt times."
The  ftndleuo  Indians of  Paraguay
are'Sliiiii'1,1 potters.    "'
Made Them   Hud  tlojm,
"Too severe education" Is gravely reported as having caused 2 per cent of
tlie bad boys lu Tokyo reformatory to
be sent th^-re.    ■	
More than seventy klnda of shells
arc to be found on the seashore at
Tcuby, Wales.
.tloyv n  Chameleon  I.nokB.
ppon'n .crimson cloth the chailicleo»
becomes almost crimson. MpVe It"pij-
pn q gray surface, nnd the bright tlntq
Will qii|ek)y subsidp, puf at i)|ghf.
Whether disturbed of nqt, it Invariably
assumes Its palest tlfits.
Hats Porno  Prom  A.Ia,
Bats lire natives of Asia, and their
i aids westward belong to comparatively
modern limes. From the Tuct that the
rat is net mentioned b.v uny of tbo
early Europeans ii Is surmised thut It
was unknown west tf ihe (Juuges lu
tiUtl.'U   liLJ,u.
tin. iiiimiikui v,'nr. of rfoii.er..
Mqst pcpp|o TV'HI PP surprised \q
hear that trpusers, aa at present
ffprfl |iy thp uiale pprtiop uf huiiia|i-
lt>', hlivit just celebrated the|r centenary, but, according to Pushpin, such
is Undoubtedly the case, They "camp
In" on account o( tho high living
pre alent u hundred years ago. Tills
produced a good deal of gout whoso
twinges the tight-fitting costume In
use ut that period made Unbearable,
Hence the invention of the widor
form of garment, which soon became
fashionable and was adopted by many
royal personages at homo and
tibroud. Among the dandles of the
period, however, tho new style: was
li'gaided with contempt, nnd' when
Munich's wus at its 'height its a
inshlpHflblf fesfirt. t|,q' fjmuj, Duke of
Ua!liiigti>|i wus oncp refused Adpti'4:
MOO bucpiisp jip prpspntpd hjnisplf in
trousers instead pf thp (for thai
time) oi'HipdoK nethor garments, Bo
fur bus their sway now extended t^at
Ihey threaten to supplant oven the
Scottish hlit.—London Telcgrajh.
Mr.    I   llUlllllI'lllllllH    -k'l    S|»<M flit,...
When Mr. Chamberlain makes a set
speech his notes never exceed a single
sheet of note paper-	
Ancient ollfleliU.
The Oreek Island of Zunte has oilfields which were known to Herodotus.
Why Diamonds Are l-lke,|.
The diamond was reputed ns a preserver Against epidemics and poisons.
It calms auger atuj foments conjugal
love. The ancients CAlled |t "the stouo
of reconciliation." It symbolizes constancy, strength und Innocence.
Ilkiu   lln   Yon   Make a Clrelef
The Intelligence of people may be
gauged by asking them lo make a
circle on paper with a pencil and noting In which direction the hand ls
moved. The good student In a mathematical clues draws circles from left
to right. The Inferiority of the softer
sex, us well us the mule dunces, is
shown by their drnwlng from right to
left Asylum patients do the same.—
London Family Doctor.
The Suit.
Lawyer (to Uniltr young woman)—
Have you ever appeared us witness in
a suit before? '   ■:- = >■-.      r l.i
' Yming k)Y'6|ii'an <blus|l|nK|-.);-y(!s, sjr;
of cpur.'iii.
Luwyer-I'louse state p> tlie Jury ;|iist
what suit ft; yrus..
young \Vpinan (wllli more ponfi-
dence)-lt wub nun's veiling, shirred
down the front and Irliiuucil with n
lovely blue, with hat to mulch,—
V.hj  lie Crleil,
01:1 Clcutlctuiin-Why aie you crying,
my little man'.'
Sninll Hoy tsoblilngi-1 dreamed last
night Hint the sclu.ol burned down,
Old lienthinnn (syiiipnthotlcnlly)—
Oh. but 1 don't believe that It has."  >
Small Boy—Neither' do l: I'kfn Bee
the top of It over the' bill. ;     '     :- !; '
Doctorw In  Sweden,
Doctors In Sweden never send bills
to their patients. They cheerfully accept whatever sums tbe patients
choose to cive them.
Jjever llnhe i|  Plavet.
First Caddie—| saw ye parrying fof
the minister, ypsterday. (lotiald. WliBl
klu' o' player Is he?
Second Caddie— Man. he'll never jnnk'
n gowlfer! D'ye ken: tvliat he says
when he misses the bn'V
First Caddie-.No: what does he Bay?
S"cu:nl Caddie (.ulsgttstl'djy) — "Tut,
Toe Democratic.
"They've g(Ven Up the AUthors* club."
vwhyy* - "-, •   '   v '\ '". '■'u"■"
"Everybody who had written a big
topical novel was ellj||lb|e.' ftnd the|
found |t \raaa'\ going to be fxclpglv,)
enough/' ,, ^
The Principal Meal,
The principal meal of (ill people pf
all ages hris been undoubtedly dinner,
and the lover of old time customs will
find It both Interesting and entertain.
Ing to notice tlie various changes
which have taken place lu the etiquette
of tlie dinner table. northern windows, ferns, ardent-las,
English Ivies, palms, aspidistra, Ileuses
und selignellas. Roman hyacinths. Primula obconicn and Chinese primroses
will often bloom well lu sunless windows.—Home and Flowers.
A   Graduate   of   Wa.bburn    Colleae
and a Maid of All Work.
MIbs L. Elizabeth Mover, s graduate
of Washburn college, ls tbe heroine of
the llev. Charles M. Sheldon's novel.
"'Horn to Serve." She is u plensunt
faced, pleasant voiced, pleasant mannered girl In the early twenties. She
Is the daughter of u wealthy farmer of
Urown county. Kan. For live years
ishe has worked as a domestic for families In Topoku, making u practical test
of tho servant girl problem. Her conclusion Is, "Both parties are to blame."
Miss Moyor says.
"Since I wae old enough to have any
fixed purpose In life I have hud as my
motto, 'I will do the things that I can
do, the best of tlie things that need doing the most.' I wanted to make my
own way through college, all bough my
father told me that he would help itie.
I would accept mi help and finished
my course by my own exertions.
"We hud no experience with servant
girls ou the farm, and I did nut get In
MISS L.  E.   Mill Kit.
terested In the subject until I attended
tho academy In Hiawatha. There I
J.eard pud rend a great deal about this
vexing problem, but I never realized
what a great subject It was until I
came to tho city. I was really shocked
to learn the necessity for reformat Inn
piost homes stand In need of lu this
particular. I have studied the problem
from the girl's side In my five years
jiero, and during that time 1 have
talked with the employers fit social
functions and have heard their side,
jlotb parties nre grently to blame.
"I believe the servant girl problem
Can only be solved by a Christian education. The employers and scrvuutfl
must be taught to work together. Tbo
problem furnishes n splendid field for
tho energies of our young women. I
know several young girls with good
educations who Nvorlc ns tlopiestlcs be-
catise they like It. These nro the kind
pf girls who stay a long time In one
jdnco pud huve no trouble with their
Wn.liliisr of I'lne f.seel,
In washing fine Inccs, snys tho Millinery Trade Itcvlew, have n strip of
flannel on which to bnste the Inee,
using enre to have every point busted
down smoothly. Mnkc n strong suds
With white Boap and water. Dissolve
one teaspconful of borax In half a pint
of boiling water nnd add to It two
quarts of the suds.  When this liquid Is
flipid, |ny the lace In |t and let |t sonk
or tcti hours or more, 'phen sop nud
squeeze the flannel, buf do the work
carefully and gently; then squeeze out
all the suds and drop the flannel In a
|)0w'| qf hot Btids. Work gently In this
water. Now rinse In fresh water until
the water looks c|unr. Finally starch
pud squeeze as dry ps possible.
'I'uck the flannel on a clean board,
drawing It very tight In nil directions,
Bee that every part of the lace lies
smooth and that all the meshes nre
open. When dry, cut the busilng
threads nnd draw Ihem out very geti
tly. The lnee may be tinted III the last
rinsing witter if the den,I while is not
liked. If Ihe lace Is point or any of the
luces wllli raised designs, It will be
necessary to lift the raised work with
a small pointed Instrument.
The Country  Working Girl.
The girl who ns bookkeeper, clerk,
stenographer, milliner or teacher In her
Village hbme receives h1 weekly salary
6f $7 Is'far btlter o(I ■jjiint|clnl|y |hnn
JTiejjh'l iii the siiine pccupullpus lq tl|o
pity wpR gfts f 15 ii ivcpk.
jn the (lrst place (he jiving expenses
pre intici) smaller lu t|ie country thnn
lu tho pity. Ono gets very much pioro
for her money In tbo wny of homo
comforts, the wear ami tear of olotl)
Ing Is much less and us a rule the
Wink less harassing to the nerves.
Since there are uot I lie same hurry and
rush, keeping bruin and nerves stretch
od to the tightest possible tension, bo
that after the day's work Is over one
ls too tired to go In search of enjoyment.
Working long hours nt muscle weary
Ing. brain wearing, nerve rasping tasks
In shops, offices und counting rooms
finises tbo city working girl to long for
fesf ijbfjvp everything ftse'und \\\ (fseff
precludes the chances of |ier making
desirable outside acquaintances except
such ns may bo offered through church
affiliations, nud even these she Is too
tired to Improve.—Philadelphia l.edg
Window Gardens.
All the windows of a house can be
utilized for plant growing, provided
one Is careful In selecting aud udauts
ihe plant to the window it Is to.grow
iu. A list of plants adopted to the say:
ei-nl cx-posurrfc would, be something \-\<S;
flihi: For'eastern wjnd6w'&, fiichshis.
^gpniiis,; ca|ln. Chinese primroses. Rrl
rguin' olioqn|cu, azaleas, plumbago, ste
y'jus, lobelias nnd all kinds of bullion:
plants; Tor squilieru windotye, gcranl
units, roses. chrysnuHieniiin^s, enrnn
tjons, iiintanas. oxitjls, oleanders, aim
v||ons, hibiscus, nini'gperltos pud mos.
pf din plants having richly colored fail
flgc! for western windows, bright
leaved plnnts nnd a few of the more
"accommodating" plants like the gem
Uluin. provided Hie effect of too stroll;:
sunshine Is modified soniewhut; for the
Face Care.
"Few women realize," says a French
expert, "that the Secret of face care
is to treat each feature separately.
American women In particular do not
seem to understand that there nre ns
many complexions as there nre figures
nnd that no one cosmetic can be good
for all faces nor for all parts of the
face. Barely is tlie skin of nose aud
cbeek of the snme quality, and whnt is
healing for oue may Injure the other.
For example, the skin may be of good
quality all over the face except on the
nose, where too much oil is secreted.
Bathing the skin with a soft sponge
dipped in borax water will be of mine,
while such treatment would be too
drying for the rest of the face, or the
wrinkles around the eyes may be treated with cocoa butter, which might be
harmful for nose and cheek. Leave
all cosmetics entirely alone or under
stand their use," Is her closing advice.
For One's "Turnovers."
A dainty little bug to hold soiled
neck bands Is made from two lawn
handkerchiefs. Choose two alike hnv
Ing a pretty embroidered edge nnd put
them together to form the bng. Those
with a rather nnrrow embroidery
should be selected, and they art
stitched together around three lldef
Just below the embroidery to form n
frill. Around the opening nt the sunn
instance from the edge stitch a bead
lug, through which ribbon of the de
sired width Is run. A nnrrow ribbon I-
to be preferred. These can hang nt Hit
side of a dressing table or bureau and
are both useful aud ornamental.
Home Cure.  In Itliymo.
If poisoned, take mustard or milt, tablespoon.
In a eup of  warm  water and swallow
right soon.
For burns try borax and a wet bandage
If blistered, then oil »nd dry flannel will
For  children's  convulsions  warm  baths
Hre the rule;
With enstor oil doso,  too,  hut keep  the
head cool,
Qlve  sirup  of  Ipecac  when  oroup  Is  In
For fainting stretch patient right out on
the door.
To souk In hot water ls best for a sprain;
Remember   these  rules,   and   'twill   save
you much pain.
Too Tired  to Sleep.
If you nre overtired—"too tired to
sleep," us wo sometimes say—bathe
the neck and temples with hot water.
Butho the back of the peck particular
|y. This seems to relax the muscles
nnd the veins that supply the brain
With bjood. Lie down to sleep lu peace,
for It will come surely. The sapic treatment will wonderfully refresh during
tho day. A headache may often be relieved, sometimes cured, by hot uppll
cations to the back qf the neck.
Cake Flour,
Cake Hour should always be sifted
twice—first when It conies from the
barrel and before It Is measured, next
when the bnklng powder or the soda
has been added- If it Is measured he-
foro that Hrst sifting, you will surely
get too much of It for your cake's welfare. On n damp day or when the flour
seems at nil dummy set it where It
will dry without browning before you
are ready to use It.
The  Care of Shoes.
Don't forget that shoes are greatly
the better for a thorough nlrlng every
time after wen ring, They should never be stowed away lq a cupboard directly they are tnken off. A little
French chalk sprinkled iii'every time
before wen ring Is good for people who
ure troubled with excessive perspirn-
A   Ciirllna   Fluid.
The following Is a recipe for n curling fluid: 'Puke nn ounce of borax, a
dram of gum arable, n pint of hot water and two tnblespoonfula of cum-
phor. The camphor should be added
after the other Ingredients are ills
solved. Before curling the hair slightly moisten It with this mixture.
Draw a Thread.
Beforo cutting linen or damask be
sure to draw a thread, for otherwise
no mutter how straight It may fold it
will probably only look bo till It Is
washed. If cut by Ihe thread, you
may bo sure of Its washing straight.
A-wide, sllhllow granite or porcelain
lined pah or kettle lb best for cooking
fruit for canning, nfi'ljs la|-'gi;r surface
rie|'|i)ltt('|ncirii PVen'"ppflking yy|tii loss
Layers of newspapers folded evenly
nnd placed under the Btalr carpet at
each tread pniy cheaply be made tq
take tho place of felt.
To keep stool ornaments bright when
not in wenr store them In a box containing a little powdered sturch.
Vases discolored from baring flowers In them nre easily cleaned with
Powdered pumice sioue.     '
Portsmouth   llnrttor.
There has existed a harbbr ut Portsmouth, England, resorted to by fi^tiij.
Ing ships from the most; ftnpjeut times,
lu our history. <nbc'"(toip,ans undoubtedly used It when they hud their
stronghold at Portohestefi and they
appear to have named it Portus Mag-
tuts, or the Great Port. The footsteps
of tho Itomnn provincials and of the
Baxoiis and Normans may be- traced,
and from tliese times onward the nnmo
of Portsmouth occurs frequently In
our history. The pluce hnd nttnlned
Borne mensure of Importance In the
reign of Henry I. Richard Cceur de
Lion set sail thence when last be left
the shores of his kingdom, 'nud In \l)j
time of bis Successor 0/pu.Vn|' establishment existed' at ^e 'port—London
Cliliiuiiien'M limits.
A Chiuninnn'H boats in America cost
five times ns much ti« ills whole outfit
nt home.
iThe Ito,imnn|nn.
The Roumanian lias In every walk |q
life d Perce and savage pride which
onuses him to abhor tbo Idea of nicdb
clue and surgery and to consider the
loss of a Umb as terrible as that it
life Itself.
As the boys grow ap malie comp&D-
lons of them. Then they will not Keek
companionship elsewhere.
Bear ill mind that you are largely responsible for your child's inherited
character and nave patience with
faults aud failings.
There are many permanently deaf
persons whose affliction has been
brought on by boxing the ears, uud the
practice should be carefully avoided
by parents.
Thin, nervous children should by nil
menus have their Liair kept short, aud
It is well for the hair of nil children tc
be kept ut u length that"facilitates the
proper cleanliness and care.
Try to sympathize with girlish flights
of fancy even if they seem absurd tc
you. By so doing you will retain yotn
influence over your daughters and not
tench them to seek sympathy else
Remember that each human being tn
be healthy requires so many cubic feel
of air, and if your nursery Is stuffed
up with curtains und hangings uud
clothes behind the doors nnd cardboard
boxes, eic, the air eiiunot circulate
freely, nud the result Is unfavorable
both to child and nurse.
A PrMty pad 1 tlllturlan Article That
1..   Easily   Made.
:    Form a  framework of four boards.
' two   upright   ones  25   inches   long,   f
Ipcbea wide und a half inch thick; Ibe
top and bottom pieces are 20 inches
: long.    Two more  upright  boards are
placed In the framework, edge tc
! front, us lu sketch, aud nailed to the
: top and bottom  boards,  same length.
width    and    thickness.     Two    small
shelves of board IU Inches long and the
: same width ns the others are nailed In
position, as iu sketch.
We next buy tbe requisite numbei
of cigar boxes, carefully removing ull
Waslilnu  Clean and  l.'axy.
It Is strange thut in wushlug house
wives do not apply the same principle
that they do In making soup. If v,i
want to get all the Juice out of the
meat, we put It In cold witter und brinj
It slowly to u ball. So In washing, 11
we put the clothes In the boiler wltl
cool water nnd half n bar of slices
soap nnd heat slowly nenrly nil tin
dirt will be drawn out. Punch them
down frequently and when the wutei
Is quite wiiriu empty Into tub or inn-
chine: then put on the boiler again,
with one pall of clean water nnd nn- j
other half bur of soup. Wring out tlie
clothes, rubbing the soiled places ti little If you find any. By this time the j
soap In the boiler will be mostly ills
Solved. Add enough cold water tc I
cover the clothes, place them in the
boiler agnln, nnd tips tlmo let them
boll. While these nre coming to a boll
you can be washing the colored clothes.
Sometimes 1 dip out n second suds foi
the colored clothes, adding clean wntet
to clothes In boiler. By this plan the
colored clothes go on the line first, but
the white ones nre all the whiter fot
the longer senldlng. I know Hint white
clothes hist nt least twice us long when
hundlod in this way us when they ure
rubbed on the board.—Practical Farm
Household llimiilli-lly,
StnlTcd cliulrs cutell und hold the
dust and grow shabby with use, whilt
well bul|t chairs of wood ill coinforta
bio. duluty shapes will lust a lifetime
with very sinn|| repairs, There are simple furniture pulishes which keep then;
clean and bright, nnd If there Is a little
cloth about them In the form of sent 01
hack cushion* It need nut Impoverish
ono to renew It when necessary.
lq every department of the homo better results nre obtained by simplicity
than by elaboration, and the tendency
of American housewives Is to adopt it.
Like all reforms, It linn not tnken such
deep root that we enn rely upon Its
stability. Tho senseless fashion of
tawdry and useless ornamentation mnj
roturu nt any moment. We may even
return to an admiration for wax flowers with a glass covering, hut I doubl
It I have fnlth In the quality of the
taste American women arc trying to
cultivate.—Boston Herald.
Circles of felting, pinked or scalloped, are invaluable to put between
choice china plates when piled In the
To perfume an invalid's rooin drop
S little oil of Bunduiwood tqioii a hot
■hovel and furry the shovel about the
Do uot scrub a porcelain or enszn-
Sled bathtub with auy soap containing
sand. It thins and cracks the enamel,
and rust nnd siuius result.
To put wide wicks In lumps or oil
stoves thoroughly starch. ,lry and iron
the wick, and il will slip in easily without Interference with its duty us conductor of oil.
The colors lu a cariM't or rug may j
be   brightened   by   sweeping   w'ith   a I
broom dipped  hi suit   water, shaking
well before using, ns it only needs to I
be dampened.
If you find a mouse hole iu Hie cor- '
nor of your pantry or closet, try stop- '.
ping it up by packing It full of hard
soap.   1 have never known iniee to ills
turb it. says au old housekeeper.
Dee a long handled brush lu cleaning the wulls or. more properly, u long
handle ending In a wire frame covered
by o lamb's wool lag, which may be
Slipped off and bi'iilcii and washed.
gF§R LittleJ*.
A  Pretty  Trlek   With   Which   to  Entertain   lour   Little   Friends.
Here ls u pretty little trick with
which you can entertain your playmates at an evening party:
Cut from a fourfold pioee of paper
on arrow shaped like the illustration.
Then place this arrow on the point of
a needle vertically situated in a cork,
ut its center part marked X. but without causing the needle to pierce the
paper. After the cress has been properly balanced on the needle cover the
whole with u common glass thoroughly dried.
Now get a dry woolen cloth, and by
placing your hand or fingers on top of
ClOAll  llOX (.'AllIXKT.
paper from them. Alternate lioxcf
Willi the lids retained nre tucked lirin
Iy lu under each drawer to give solid!
ty. These ure shown without handles
In the sketch (twenty boxes for sketch
measure). The cigar boxoB nre 8 Inches long, 41--J inches wide nnd 9V6 Inchei
deep. They form capital drawers, sliding lu easily under tho fixed boxes, uiai
the bundles ure formed of little cop
per picture rings screwed carefully in.
The whole is stained brown, uud narrow pieces of black paper lire cut urn!
gummed ou around the front of the
drawers, which Imitate Inlaid wood
The whole Is then varnished and Used
on the wall with strong screw rings
put In the top board.
A Change In   Aim.   Vurk.
Women visitors to N'ew York will In
happy to learn that utter theater hours
or nt any other time lu the evening. In
fact, they euu nowadays go to u hotel
, restaurant or any other restaurant und ;
I be served without having a  niule es
| cort.   Nut long ugo no woman, Indeed ;
J no two women, unescorted b.v a until ;
; could Iii the evening And u first elasi
I restaurant  where they  would  be per- j
mltted to dine.   The  Waldorf-Astoria
wns the originator of the new state of
affairs.   In the best hotels now women
nud girls sit nbutit lu the large iissem
bly   rooms,    read    their    newspapers
write their letters nt the many  Utile
desks or chut with one another with un
ease of manner unknown ii few years
ago.  Formerly n woman felt uncom
forcible and wns stared nt If she up
peered In the office nt n hotel. But nil
this bus chniiged.
Formation and A iiiii-.-irniui i,t This
Odd l'ri-ak ut .Nature.
■"He Giant's causeway is situated at
tLe northern extremity of County Antrim, a short distance from Port Bush.
Ireland. It consists of countless hosts
of basaltic pillars, varying in shape
from u jieutagon to an octagon, the average length of each column or pillar
being about eighty feet, the whole
stacked so closely together that n knife
blade could baldly be inserted between
them. But the formation of these pillars Is not the least wonderful pert
about them, tor, although they may be
counted by thousands und tens of
thousands, each column Is fashioned
I with u symmetry that suggests a mason's handiwork. Their composition is
a perfect fusion of one-half flinty earth,
one-quarter lime and clay, one quarter
almost pure iron, each pillar being dl-
; vlded Into regular lengths or joints
which come together us u perfect, natural ball and socket union.
Although to be found in small detachments (Imbedded in the cliffs.
Bands, etc.) for some distance along the
I shore, the principal aggregations form-
lug the causeway proper consist of
three projections or tongues known us
little, middle and grand causeways.
These singular columns ure of different
lengths aud present an astonishing ap-
pearance as they stand, au army of at
least 4ti,utMi strong marshaled ou the
shores of Krin us If ever ready to do
buttle with the rising tide.
The   Kllilieil.
"The best und most beautiful room In
the house should be Ibe kitchen, where
one's friends should gather while tin
hospitable preparation goes on, and 1
WOUld huve the cooking done by my
wife nnd daughters and myself." B.'iy:-
I'rofessor (iiilick of Brooklyn.
"The modern chilling dish inn health]
nnd praiseworthy reversion to the ear
Her social aspect of eating, und It may
bring back tha! (Iner element of hospi
tallty which Ins been lost In later lux
urlous and artificial modes of living.
"Some of us have experienced In
camp life perhaps the delight of enter
Ing a spacious room with a great fireplace above which were ranged the
gleaming vessels and watching the
preparation for the meal to which we
were Invited.   The feelings of u guest
under such circumstances nre vnstly
different nnd the enjoyment vnstly
greater than If lie were ushered first
into u drawing room, then to n dining
room where unseen hands had prepared the formal dinner."
Coffee For the Sink.
"How many women know that coffee—strong lilnclt coltce—Is an nctttn|
deodorizer of (he kitchen sink?" su|d
a housekeeper..
"Wpli, if Is." she continued, "and (f
you \yill reuioinhcT t|iis you will be
less troubled with Hint disagreeable
Bpwer gas from the kitchen of which
so ninny housewives complain.
"Whenever you have black culTce
left In the pot do not throw it Into Ibe
slop bucket, but Instead pour It, as
hot as possible, down Hie sink. 01'
course you must not let any grounds
go down, us that would be a cause of
stoppage in the drainpipe. But tbe
Coffee In a liquid form Is one of the
very best deodorizers known to modern science nnd will be found of value
used us l Ijiivo suld."
A Nursery Rueker.
"Have lu your nursery." advises a
mother, "one of the double willow settee rockers. Nothing will give the children nnd'the mother morel ppmffjrt I
have spent more happy, poura |n pno of
these comfortable seijts, the bllhy on
ffly lap. two oilier children tucked in
at tllP aide, with un older child stand'
lug on the rocker, her head pillowed on
my shoulder, while I rend from a hook
or Improvised a story, nil of qs rocking
happily together. NOtttlllB now seems
more eloquent of happy thtyB gone by
thnn that marred uud worn old settee
rocker, which still stand* III the ills
mantled nursery, used now. since the
children have grown up. for u sewing
Tainted   "Ileal.
Very often when u Joint smells tainted It Is really only a small niece of
gristle or incut Ihuf needs 'cutting
nwny. The test of the. uicnl, after being trimmed, shoitkl, pc washed in n
little  stronjj  v!l!lWir il'"l   water.    Al
wnys hang ymir incut up us soon as it
arrives from the butcher's and sec
thut tho hooks used for this purpose
are const an I Iy washed nnd scalded.
Grovvlnir Pnlns.
Children suffer a good deal from pro-
P'lscuous ucheB nud pains which In the
days of our youth were classed under
the generic terin growing pains and
mot with but a senpt meed, of sympathy. Nowadays the other extreme Is
rushed pi, and the merest suspicion of
H ptiln is made much of,
This la a mistake, I'uiii Is n very
pou'l thing nud should be remedied, but
the mile should early learn to endure
hardness. (Irowing pains usually moan
rhcuiniitisui, und a tendency to this
should be guarded against by clothing
the little onus In flannel nnd by gently
massaging little limbs night ami morning. Oetiertilly il will be found (hat
there is too much acidity In Hie system,
so that attention to diet will be necessary and possibly some mild alkaline
medicine, which must ty'e prescribed
by u doctor.
1'oiver of a Wnmnii'i l.iiuuli.
Women very generally neglect u powerful weapon of offense nnd defense
placed nt their command by nature.
A woman's laugh, if Intelligently nnd
skillfully used, enn wither a man lu his
trucks or elevate blm lo the seventh
heaven of happiness,
Severn! causes have contributed to
the decadence of woman's laughter.
The chief one perhaps is the modern
hnblt of dressing. Full, free luughtei j
depends upon n perfect development
nnd exercise of the respiratory muscles. Confined ns these nre b.v steel
nnd  whuleboiie,  laughter becomes an :
' Impossibility.
With the loss of the nrt of laughing
' comes a loss of the sense of humor. ■
' When  the  expression   of  any   of the
senses becomes difficult, the sense Itself j
; dwindles.    Don't mistake giggling for
Tlmt  Wrinkle  llial.lt.
The cure for wrinkles is primarily n
mental process.
If every girl and woman would sit
before u  large mirror nnd study her i
' own fuee for two hours at one Sitting, j
' engaging meanwlille in any everyday J
conversation,  she could  discover  her :
own totideueh's and would herself un-
i dei'staiid hew to correct such muscular
; inclinations.
Nervous women would see the fret-
i ful lines in procesK of formation,
The girl given to sarcasm would be
shocked to tind her pretty lips constantly practicing a sneer, nud each
one. if she made up her mind, could j
break herself of her own particular
beauty destroying habit.
tne glass to Insure its stendlness rub
the cloth briskly up nnd down the
glass at n point between the points of
the cross, nnd the pointed end of the
cross will slowly but surely move to-
wnril or revolve on tho needle until It
points to the place on the glass where
the cloth is being rubbed.
The point of the cross is attracted by
the electricity which Is generated by
rubbing the glass with the woolen
do; b.
The  Word  "Joss."
"it's n mistake to suppose that 'joss'
Is a Chinese word," fays u retired
ship's carpenter. "I've traveled n good
bit In the orient III my time, und
among tbe odds und ends of interesting Information I picked up wub a
knockout of the genuineness of 'joss'
as a Chinese word. Chinamen only
know 'Joss' when they come In contract with Europeans, a Chinese pries'
Unit i became chummy with in Hankow told me thut there wns no such
word in Chinese. He explained that
tho word was a corruption of the
Spanish word 'Illos' nnd hnd come Into
use through the missloiini-les. Mnny
curly missionaries, he said, were Spanish priests, and their pronunciation of
'Dios' was speedily corrupted into
'joss' by native tongues and applied to
the Chinese deities. It's only on the
Chinese seaboard Hint the word Is understood by Chinamen, lu the Interior, the priest told me, the Celestials
hnd no knowledge of it."
Lire  Lamps.
lu India there is n bird called the
"bottle bird, beenuse it builds a ueBt
which looks just like a bottle. But it
is not the wonderful nest I wish to tell
you about, but something much more
wonderful I think, i'ou know in India
birds have many enemies, aud these
enemies lire afraid of light.
So when Mr. and Mrs. Bottle Bird
make their home they stick ever so
many bails of clay all around the front
door. These nre really candlesticks,
hut I do not believe you can guess
what the candles themselves ure. They
are lire beetles. Fire beetles are something like our fireflies, only much
brighter, Mr. und Mrs. Bottle Bird
catch the lire beetles and stick them
in the hulls of clay, nnd there they
stay, making the whole nest quite
bright with light.
So. you see. Mr. nnd Mrs. Bottle Bird
und all the little Bottle Birds can sleep
quite peacefully nil night, beenuse they
know It'ty ure safe from all enemies.
Street  Etiquette.
Iii meeting n lady In u public thor-
■ cnghfure In America u gentleman always waits for her bow of recognition
before lifting bis hat or addressing
her. lu Kurope, however, the contrary
Is the established rule, it being the
gentleman's place to bow first, when,
If the ludy desires not to recognize
blm, she Ignores his salutations, thus
giving the cut direct. It Is not good
form In any pluce for a lady to stop a
gentleman In the street for the purpose of chatting with blm, though she
uiuy with perfect propriety pause to
speak if he take the Initiative. Prolonged talks In tbe street are not. however, considered good form, even between persons of the same sex. tho
better plan being to walk ou slowly
until the c■"■•crsntlon is concluded.
A Corner Screen,
An ordinary corner In a room that
lacks distinction can be Improved by
using n rich screen for a background.
Before It place the tea table nnd two
dainty chairs thut wouiit Rive lost half
their decorative vultiy ajjalust the wall
paper.        '     '	
Mnsle nnd  Plants.
4 musician in New York nsserts that
not' only animals, but plants, huve a,
passion for sweet Biusic, a.ud, s\ Btp,-
jon musician livens' that when ha
nl'uys harmonies Ids senslllve plant
''stretches abroad, drinking In the
music like sunshine." If, cm the other
hand, be strikes a discord, the plant
trembles and closes.
So long ago ns 1018 David Ramsey
and Thomas Wlldgosse took out a patent for engines and machinery to plow
ground without horses.
A Cleaner's Secret.
A cleaner gnve nway enough, of his
secret for rctiovalln:; unitfrials t° prove
very valuable tootle yvninan. |f gaso
Una, naphtha or benzine is the donning
tltild, the uinutruv cleaner ilnds often
thut the last state of Ihe cloth Is worse
than the first. Around tbe spot will be
a rillg Of discoloration that marks the
stain more thoroughly than did the
original spot. To prevent this the fabric should be cleaned with n piece of
the same goods, the cloth rubbed
lengthwise and with Ihe weave. Coti-
lliilhk rubbing until the materia! Is per-
fcclly dry. If those directions are carefully followed, II Is safe to clean the
most delicate unitci'luls.—New York
Toilet Vtiiesrar,
Iu order 10 make a Vilce toilet vinegar
lake of best white vine vinegar one
pint, of rosemary two, (ll'^tqn, of' rue
two drains', of.'hivendor two drams and
of C.nuiphor (Wo drains. Put these ingredients lq soak In the vinegar for
twelve hours; then strain It. A little
of this mixture added to the bath water or rubbed on the skin after u bath
Imparts a delightful perfume to it
Drji'd kU' fresh herbs uiuy bo used for
the purpose.
How   to   Select   a   Hat,
The first essential In selecting n hut
Is to know whnt is becoming to the I
Not only should one look directly lu
the glass, lint take a handglass and gel
a view of all sides, uai'tlcultiriy the
buck. -A hat will son^etlpies look very
well on the face and be Iboi'eugbly unbecoming to the profile, and. what can
be more disenchanting to tho observer?
.Some hats look well only on certain
types qf faces, and furtunnte Is the
womtlll tfhn knows Just what style of
hat suits her face.
Ued   Arms.
Mnny girls are troubled by the red
ness Of their arms, especially at  the j
back between ftie elbow ,a-il the shoul- j
dcr,  which  Is  very,  damaging to the I
appearance w hen lu evening dress.   A j
, good remedy for this is to soap the
arms well ti\;-ry morning, using u soft
flannel, and In the evening to bathe j
theni with a thin warm gruel made of
equal parts of starch nud putmenl. Dry
carefully, then apply camphor Ice or I
cold cream (not giyceriu). a"d sleep In
very soft white sleeve*
The   llnl'.v   ami   Its   Food.
Wuich Ihe Hiatllier In which the baby
I takes Its fund. If il Is perfectly well, it
i will attack the bottle greedily und will
j express Its satisfaction much iu the
! same manner as any other young Ittll
! mai—that is, by soft und Inarticulate
noises uud grunts. If. on the other
hand, the baby cniitcmplntcs Its food
before touching It or, after tnsling it.
I urns from It, be sure tbeev Is something wrong.
Stuffy   Pnnlri
Stuffy   Pnntrles.
Clini'conl Is un excellent, Remedy for
stuffiness In Ihe pantry. \\ enn be
made quite easily p.y burning a log of
wood until It |s thoroughly Charred.
then tnklng |t frqni the tire nud allow
Ing It (p cool. The hllilps are now
ready to be placed ou the shelves of
IL3 pantry. They must be renewed
I'irsl   bi'tlcf   i'0!"'
The fifst letter past was Mtnbllshcd
uniting the lli'.usc towns or Germany
about the year 1270. Posts were Ur«t
heard of in Eugkind lu the reign of
Edward I.	
A IIon:ed  v.iin,
Iii (he annuls of the French academy there is ait account of one Pletro
le bil.lo, or "l'eter the Devil," who
hnd three horns on his hend; two us
Iftfge ns those of a good Blued ram,
one behind each ear, and one straight
one nine nnd a half Inches loug, growing from his forehead.
IMllow   Fltll»Uk
A substitute- for feather pillows can
i be made by cutting up clean rugs into
I quite small pieces, fraying them a Utile
j with   the   lingers,   then   tilling  cotton
ticks with them.   The cutting of the
rags may be done by children, (ind il
will be a useful ploft&Ufei «s they will
realize  that  they  ure  spending  their
time tq working for those who really
need their help.
'the   I>l'lvcr   Ants.
The driver nuts of Africa ure so
called beenuse they drive before them
while on march nil other living creatures, uo animal being able to withstand them. No beast, however formidable, dares tu cross their truck,
aud they will destroy In a single night
nil the pigs and fowls on u farm.
Pari'ol Triiim.
Tbo natives of Koto Island, In the
African Kauierun mountains, catch
parrots by covering the branches on
which the birds roost with a vegetable glue.
A  Parrot  at  Breakfast.
A funny parrot lives In Brooklyn and
Is very fond of the lady she lives with.
When the breakfast bell rings 111 the
morning, she will push open the door
of her cage with her bill, fly down to
the breakfast tuble, tuke her own
chair, which she nlwuys knows nnd
occupies nt each iiienl, aud wnlt till the
family assembles. If they should uot
gnther as quickly as she thinks they
ought, she will call out. "Hurry up,
fo(ks; hurry lip!" and ut the snme time
hop over to the ontmeal dish and attempt lo lift the cover, for she Is very
fond uf oatmeal and will mnke her entire breakfast of it. She would not
touch the oatmeal even If she were
able to lift the cover, for she Is a very
good Polly. After finishing her hrcak-
fast she tiles right buck to her cage.—
Hiiin From Heaven.
The story Is told of a little girl In
England who when raluwater was
scarce saved up us much of It as she
could and then sold It for a cent a
bucket. In this way she earned nearly
$r., which she brought to the missionary society. She was a modest little
girl, nnd when the secretary of tho
missionary society asked for her name
she hesitated nnd fulled to answer.
"But I must put down where the
money canie from." suld the secretary.
"Cull It rain from heaven," replied the
little girl.
Tlie   Clever   Widens.
"My rat speaks French." suld little
"As plainly as can be;
Buys   '.I'll   vous   plait'   Ohat's   'If   you
And thanks me with 'mercll'
I know, because 1 uiiderstuml
EAch word she says to me.''
"And iiilao speaks tfbrman," with n noil.
Said l.lsa from the Rhine;
'*8ays 'bittt' when she wants a drink
And 'ja.' of course, nnd 'iiela;'
I wouldn't have u cat that sti"ke
A different tongue from mine!"
"That's Ihrue for you!" sweet Nora suld,
With merry look demur*.;
"Me own sphnkes Oirlshl   Whin I set
A saucer on Ihe flure
An' ask her wc-.uld she like some milk.
The darliot lolls me, 'Shure!' "
i met those kittens afterward.
X'o matter where nor how;
I listened well to what they said;
Would you believe It now,
They wpoke In lOngllsh, every one.
And all they said was, "Miaow!"
—Margaret   Johnson   In   Woman's   Hems
Why   CouKblnB   ls   Weakening-.
The amount of energy expended in
coughing is very considerable. Indeed
one of the patient statisticians for
; which Get'iuuuy Is renowned has calculated that a patient who coughs once
every qtinrter of nn hour for ten hours
expends energy equivalent to 2.10 units
of heat, which may be translated as
equivalent to the nourishment contained In three eggs or two glasses of
milk. In normal respiration the air in
expelled from the chest at the rate of
four feet per second, whereas In vio-
lent coughing It may attain a velocity
of 300 feet.
Paterfamilias—See here! What doe*
this mean'/ Tlie parlor clock Is stopped. Mr. NtcefeUow was here last
night, ns usunl, wasn't be?
Daughter—Yes, pa, nnd  1  told  blm
whnt you said nbout the cost of coal
and gns in the parlor every night, and
1 we  begun   to   wonder  bow   we  could
: economize   for  you,   and   finally   Mr.
j Klcefellow  decided  that   wo could  nt
least stop the clock and save wenr and
teur ou the works, you know.
A  Frenchman   was  teaching in  r
large school where be had a reputation
for making seune queer mistakes, tine
day he was taking a class which was
rather disorderly. Whnt with the heat
and troublesome boys be was very
snappish. Having punished several
boys and scut one to tbe bottom of
the class, be at last shouted out iu »
passion, "Ze whole class go to ze bottom!"
n.-ihii, .1, snenkliiK.
"He must be put out. of the wny."
said the feudal king. "Hut, your majesty," protested the lord high executioner, "he is your first cousin." "I
know; but I prefer to have blm my
'cousin once removed.'"
Good   Advice.
"Ilelp! Help!" came the cry of distress through the midnight stillness.
The policeman in the neighboring
doorway Bti'-red uneasily. "Advertise
In the want column," he muttered and
resumed his nap.
A celebrated physician declares that
tlie increase in height and weight of
Britons nnd Americans during the last
half century Is chiefly due to the Increased consumption of sugar.
The  Worst  Kind.
"Rose and Mabel have never spokes
since they took part In the private the-
"Professional Jealousy?"
"Worse than that—amateur Jealousy.'1
The  I'vlle   of Juvenal.
Juvenal first recited his satires in
public at eighty. He was supposed to
have attacked the nctor Parts, tbe favorite of 1 loud!inn; was sent to Egypt
to command a cohort of infantry and
died of vexation at tula honorable
Houses  of Lava.
On the west side of Mount Etna
there are several villages In the midst
or former lava streuuia uud with all
the bouses built of lava.
l-'lnlshlnir   Touch.
When you've made your reputations,
Be silent from that hour,
For silence, after all, Is what
Makes reputations tower.
Where Eaotlsti Are Made.
"He is conceited, you say?"
"He couldn't be more so if he were
tbe only man ut a seashore hotel,". ,„..-r-„.^,^-„
t". E. SIMPSON, Manager
if ROC'KENDdRF,  Local Editor.
6ne Year, in advance,- $2 00
Six Months, SI.00
Advertising rates, 81.00 per inch
This Is banna belt weatter.
tl   K 'gers   was   In   Fernie  TnesdaJ
Rev. Connor was Id Fernie the 6r»t of
the week.
W Hinry, of Fort Steele, wis regis
tered at the Australian Monday.
Mis R. Hlrtx of Elko, Visited with
her husband a couple of days this week.
Chris K:kstorn> left for Wardner Monday evening to prepare for opening the
Wardner hotel.
D. D. Battel Interested In reaerva-
llon coal lands with A. Hackett, has
g me to Spokane.
William Hill, tbe clothing king of
Cranbrook, was In town a few hoars
last Friday night.
Mr. Woods, the store keeper it the
Morrissey mine, has returned from the
east with his bride.
Albert Binks the well known Perry
Creek placer miner, was in town Friday eDroute to Spokane.
J. G Rogers, road master of tbe
Great Northern, was In town Monday
He returned south Tuesday.
Several M rrlsaey people attended
the hospital ball Id Fernie Tnesday even.
Ing, and a good time ls reported.
Conductor Singleton, of the mine
'.rain returned last night from Spokane
where the engine was taken for repairs,
P. Kennedy, for a long time connected with Foss & McDonald, has gone to
Spokane to look after a railway contract.
Thomas Crahan went to Fernie Mon"
day evening, and passed through town
Tuesday on his way to Warilner. He
returned Wednesday.
The plastering of the new C. P. R
station ls progressing rapidly, and the
building will be ready for ocenpancy
within a few more weeks.
George Powell, the travelling tailor
of Cranbrook, was In town a couple of
days this week. George says he will
certainly be here for the masquerade
W. Hodges, book keeper for the Cedar Valley Improvement company at
Feroie, was In town last Saturday on
business connected with the branch
The saw mill was closed down the
first of the week owing to a break In
the machinery. Repairs were procured
from Fernie, and the mill Is again sawing wood.
A show cempany passed through te#n
Sunday ia its own private car enroute
to Cranbrook, where It put on "Ten
Nights In a Bar Room." The bails of
the play was not unfamiliar to a number of citizens of that town.
Fernie ls rejoicing over the acquisition of a hearse to the conveniences of
civilization in that town, and from the
tone of the Free Press the next fnneral
In our neighboring town promises to bo
polled off with all the eclat of the effete
Cou-c'i of Eiglaad service will be
conducted (D V.) by the R:v. A)kroyc
StoLey on Sunday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock, in the Methodist church. All
are cordially Invited to attend.
Tbe Increased lengthening of the davs
ls balled with delight by everyone but
tbe coal oil merchants. -Now we are
anslouslv waiting to see warm weathei
pat tue wood men over a barrel.
A steam shovel ls it won on tbe C.
P. R. near Elko, taking ont ballast
wbich is being used to fill in a couple of
small bridges between Morrissey and
t ko.
Ed Home, the popn ar book keeper i f
the llist KooteDay Lumber company,
Cranbrook, was was In town last Friday
evening. He bad been to E ko on but .
ness, and came on to Morrissey to visit
Hewitt, the magician, wbo Is at present playing to well filled houses in tbe
IS undary country, bas arranged for
dates Id Morrissey during the month of
March. His show ls spoken of Id high
terms by the press of the province.
Unless something ls ffune to protect
tne toot bridge from tbe high water
that will come with tbe disappearance
ofthe snow, the Great Northern railway
bridge will become a popular promenade tbe eomtng spring,
A petition ls being circulated Id Fernie asking for the appointment of A. P.
Walker as senior police officer In Fernie
vice J. H. McMullen who has been appointed chief of police for the district
of South East Kootenay.
Constable Fletcher of Fernie, has
been stationed In Morrissey during the
continuance of tbe strike, as Constable
Tranter was a trifle overworked with
both this town and the mine to look
after. They make a good team, and
two more level beaded officials are not
to be found Id the district.
We bave had a rather long siege of
cold weather, and the ground bas been
covered with snow for the past four
months. The winter has been an ideal
one, but it is getting a trille monotonous,
and tbe weather man is now at liberty
to turn loose a bunch of gentle spring
just as soon as is convenient.
Since the strike was inaugurated business has been exceedingly quiet on the
Great Northern road, and the train
from the south has been coming in with
nothing but the coach. The yards here
have been cleared of all loads, and un-
less the strike is soon settled, there is a
possibility of the triweekly service be-
lug reduced to a weekly train.
The Fernie Free Press is agitating
for a knwgon road to connect Elko, Morrissey and Fernie, and in a lengthy ed
ltorial last week set forth the advantages to be derived by such an improve
ment. If such a road was wanted in the
neighborhood of Fort Steele, it Is safe
to say that work would be started on it
in tbe early spring, but the mills of the
gods grind pretty blamed slow in any
other portion of this district.
W. A. McKenze left for Wardner
Tuesday, where he will do some extensive repair work on the Wardner hotel,
which Cbrls Eckstorm will shortly open.
The whole Interior of tne building will
be remodeled, and "Mac" will be gone
aoout a month. He will he greatly
missed In Morrissey, especially In lodge
circles, in which he bas always taken a
prominent part.
The Methodists and Church of England people have put In together and
are now worshiping the Almighty in
one meeting place, tbe Methodists using
the church In the morning and the Eng*
llsh congregation in the afternoon.
This ls as it should be. Toe town is not
large  enough to support two churches,
The Canadian Bank of Commerce
Head Office, Toronto.
Paid up Capital, $8,ooo,oco.       Reserve Fund, $2,5ooooo.
HON. GEO   A. COX, President.        B. E  WALKER, General Manager.
Deposits of SI snd upwards received and interest allowed at current rates.   Depositors are subject to no delay when
depositing or withdrawing funds.
WW-m+HW-HWl IM 111 ■H-H-M-M
Fernie Branch,
E. H.BIRD, Manager.
and tbe new arrangement should satisfy
anyone with a spark of Christianity In
A Pleasant Dance.
Eugene Walters, proprietor of the
Windsor bote', gave a very pleasant
dancing party last evening. The mmic
w?.s exceptionally line, and was furnished by string Instruments lead by W. R
K iluy. Elegant refreshments were
served and it was a late hour before the
guests departed, expressing themselves
as well pleased with the eveniug'i tB-
j jyment.
In the mutter of the Act respecting certain
works constructed in or over imvipuljle waters, being Chapter 99, It s v., ihho.
Notice is herehy given that one month after
date the East Kootenu.v Lumber company,
limited, of Cranbrook, British Columbia, will
apply to the governor in council under tbe
provirions of the above mentioned act for
approval of plans for tlie construction of
dums and booms in the Kootenay river in
South East Kooteuay. British Columbia.
Also that the said company huve deposited
plans ol the works proposed to be constructed and a description of the site thereof as
required by the said act, with the minister
of public works, nt Ottawa, Ontario, and
with the registrar of land titles at Nelson,
British Columbia.
Dated at Cranbrook, B. 0., tfatl 11th day
of February, 1903.
Cranbrook, B C.
Solicitor for the Applicants.
Saw   Mill  For Sale
Complete outfit of the Cedar Valley
Improvement company's mill at Morrissey, B. C , will be sold at very low figure to the right purchaser. Capacity
eighteen thousand feet per day, but has
turned ont twenty six thausand with
A dwelling house and office  will go
with the mill.    Write to or Inquire of
Cedar Valley Improvement Co.
Morrissey, B. C.
Drink Fort Steele
Brewing Co 's Beer
It is wholesome and nutritious and ls
made in the district.
Carpenter and Builder
A Itasldent of the Town of Morrlsiey
Capital (Authorized) $4,000,000
Oapital(Pald Up) $2,923,866
Best 82 485 288
T. R Mi n ii t, Pres.   D. R. Willtie. Vine Pres. and U-u. Mutiager.   E. Hay, Asst    i >
Gen. Manager.   W. Mutlat, Chief Inspector.
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT    Interest allowed oi deposits.
A general banking business transacted. Drafts sold, available In  every
part ot Canada, United States and Europe.    Special  attention   to  collections. F. H. MARSH, Manager.
Contractor and Builder
Estimates Furnished,  The Best of Work
The Miner
and keep posted
on this part
of the
Your Local Paper
is a necessity to you, financially
and socially. A NEWSPAPER
containing the latest news of the
world, is equally necessary to
you. The "up to date man" will
provide himself with these two
be found the very latest news of
the world, its matter including information on politics, commerce,
igriculture, mining, literature, as
well as the local happenings in
the'states of Montana, Oregon,
Idaho, Washington, and the province of British Columbia. #In addition, its columns for women, its
popular science articles, its short
and continued stories, its "Answers to Correspondents," and
"Puzzle Problems" combine, to
form a home newspaper that at
$1.00 per year can nowhere be
Psrbapi you have Bomsthlng- to sell—a farm,
a to.im, farm machinery. You may wish to
hiiv Hcmethtriff. The heat pOMTOlfl way to communicate with people who wleh to buy or soil
Is by Inserting a umBll ailverllneinpnt In '.he
.3puKesnian-Ftcvlcw. The price Is the same in
the dully  and  tho Twke-a-Week.
'I 'I I I I |l||l"l'I"T||l||¥||t"T
James Greer
AU Work Guaranteed.   See us
Before You Build.    It Will Pay You
Morr'ssey, B. C.
1 tlmn Mc
2 times 45c
3 times 'iOc
1 time 40c
2 iimi's "iOc
3 times HOC
you wish to reru-h bUltnttl men nnd new-
■■■'■•■ use tlie IiAll.Y. Farmers, utofkmon,
ir he i men and miner* tuke the TWICE-A.-
R. W. Rogers, Prop.
Poultry and Game in Season
Meat Delivered to Any  Part of
the Town.
Graham & Robert Love
Plasterers, Bricklayers
and Stonemasons.
Shelf and Heavy Hardware
Stoves and Cooking Utensils
Plumbing   and   Tinsmithing
J. C. Patmore   -   Proprietor
Bee' y -Treas
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Shingles,
I    Lath, Dimension and Bridge T imber
%      Mills at Morrissey and Fernie
New House, Newly Furnished and Everything
Nicely Arranged.
W j Keep the Best of Liquors and Cigars
We are ready to furnish estimates on
all work In our line anywhere in the
district. Address all letters to Cranbrook, B C
...INSURANCE,   K...
| Books Kept and Accounts Audited.  Colleo- |
tions Promptly Atteuded To.
ii    Morrissey Office - - G. G. Moffa', Agent
Head Office, Cranbrook,  B. C.
A District of Unbounded Possibilities
This can be truthfully said of the section surrounding Morrissey.
Its soil is rich and fertile and yields abundantly.
Its coal mines are fabulously rich and extend over large areas.
Its iron and copper mines are now being developed.
Its timber is second to none in Canada.
Its summers are balmy-glorious.
Its winters are invigorating and healthful.
Its magnificent mountain scenery is a perpetual feast to the eye.
Its opportunities for high grade investments are unequalled anywhere.
Write for particulars.


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