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The Morrissey  miner
VOLUME   1
MORRISSEY,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY,   APRIL   18.   19015
numb ::It 33
MOERISSEY, B. C.
" There's No Place Like Home "
Australian
Hotel	
H. L. Stephens, Prop.
Morrissey — - B. C.
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London and
Liverpool Co.
Fernie, B. C.
Departmental Store
DEPARTMENTS
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
Our Groceries Have Arrived
We wish you to call and inspect them and see if you are
satisfied with our selection. If you are not, then we are
not, and wi I continue to add to it till we have what you
want. We solicit a fair share of your patronage in this line,
and if fair dealing and correct and reasonable prices will
bring you, we shall accommodate you.
J. A. Gillis
.. .THE CASH STORE
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II MORRISSEY  DEPARTMENT STORE
Our stock la rapidly thinning out under the pressure of
Greatly Reduced Prices
You can depend on every article you buy at this store
Unreliable goods will never find place here. You'll find the
best or nothing, and value for value. You'll find our prices
down to the buy-without-question mark.
R. HIRTZ, Proprietor
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EUGENE  WALTER
Proprietor
A First Class Hotel in
a First Class Town
RATES:   ONE DOLLAR PER DAY
BEST OF WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
J. MECREDY,
DRAYand EXPRESS
Wood and Coal For Sale
I an lo shape to give careful attention to any business fa my line.    Satis-
actios guaranteed, We make a specialty of safe transportation of all goods.
OBITUARY.
Mies Emma Leitch
The Cranbrook Herald b.s ibe follow-
log regarding tbe death of Mi-s Eoima
L:ltch, t bo numbered among ber friends
many residents of Morrissey and vicinity:
Last Saturday morning at 3 o'clock,
in the tent that h d been her home fur
.several months at Lethbrldge, Alta.,
Mine Kniina Leitch, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs A. Leitch, found relief from her
sufferings In death. Tie result had been
expected in Crmibrook daily for several
weeks, and yet when it became an as
flUred fact a wave of sadness swept over
the town, fur ihe dead girl, during her
several years residence in Cranbrook,
had won a strong pluce for herself In
the affections of the pcopl*.
Tbe story of ber last year is a sad one
After returning from a visit to the east
for neatly a year, where she hail gone to
recuperate, her buoyant spirits predominated, and she seemed to have come
back to| health, strength and happi-
nesR. But gradually the change came,
and the girl once so proud of her strength
and untiring energy found it necessary
to make excuses for the change that wns
taking place. Last fall she was taken
to Lethbrldge and, under the advice of
ber physician there, arranged to remain
away from the mountains. A tent was
provided and everything possible was
done to make her comfortable. Her sister, Miss Jessie Leitch, weut lo Lethbrldge and remained as her constant
companion and nurse until the end. For
a time it looked as though sbe might
improve but slowly the insiduous disease, tubercolosis of the throat, gained
and hope was fluttering in the balance.
This spring It was deemed best for the
family to be with her, and tbey all
moved to Lethbrhlge where ihey could
administer to her wants und satisfy every wish day and bight. Three weeks
ago it seemed as if tbe end was near,
and the father and two older brothers
were called to her hedside But her vitality and strong will power held her up,
10 the surprise of her physician and
those who saw the low stage she had
reached. The middle of last week she
s-etned to rally agaiu, and both boys
and Mr. Leitch came back to look after
pressing business matters. On Friday
a telegram came stating that she was
sinking and George Leitch returned,
hut ihe father and Archie were nt
Meadow creek and could not be reached.
The poor girl died Saturday morning,
having suffered intense agony for some
time.
The remains were brought home Sunday, accompanied by the family, and
the funeral was held at the residence on
Monday at I o'clock. Although no arrangement had been made, yet by a natural impulse on the part of the people
business was practically suspended during tbe time and the attendance at the
services was very large. Rev. Fortune
of the Presbyterian church was in
charge. The pall beaters were J. Gillis
and M. Rockendorf, of Morrissey, R
Tate, L- S. Murdoch, E. Home and Cecil
Prest After the services at the bouse a
long line of sorrowing friends followed
the remains to the grave where the last
words were spoken. There were many
floral gifts and among them were
wreaths by the employes of the East
Kootenay Lumber company, tbe direct
ors of the company, the Kntre Nous
club, A. Moffat, Ed Home aad W. Colp-
man.
Those who knew Miss Emma Leitch
intimately were fortunate. She was a
noble girl with a noble heart and noble
impulses, loyal to her friends at all
times and on all occasions. Fnll of life
and spirit, she, was always a favorite,
and her kindness of heart, frank, unassuming manner,! and bright intellect
won her warm friends aud strong admirers wherever she went. It is sad to
think that at 22 years of age, when she
had learned to appreciate the world and
humanity, all of which she loved so
much, that the end should come. She
Is dead, but ber name will always be a
cherished memory in the hearts of those
who loved her,
NEW TOWN
ON THE BILL
Will Be Opened on the First
of Next Month,
Footbridge Being Repaired.
In response to a petition circulated
last week a sufficient amount of money
was raised toward strengthening the
piers of the footbridge with rock and
building a sidewalk from the east end
of the bridge to the depot platform.
Work was commenced on these Improvements Monday, the sidewalk has been
completed and the men are busily engaged in filling the piers. This will be
completed some time next week, and
it Is expected the bridge will withstand
the highest waters of the spring.
To K. J. Higbye Is due the credit for
inaugurating this Improvement, as he
voluntarily assumed the thankless task
of circulating the petition and collecting the money. The business men and
citizens who put up their coin for this
work are also to be commended, but
The Miner regrets to say that there are
a few men doing business In the town
who refused absolutely to subscribe a
cent. These human sponges are always
ready to absorb any portion of the business that the enterprise of the balance
of the business men might bring to the
place, but when tt comes to tossing up a
little money for public Improvements,
they crawfish. Heaven will have a
1 scarcity of such people.
MR.  < KAHAN IS AGENT
The Town To Be Called Morrissey Mines
and It Should Be a Prosperous Place.
IS  BACKED BY THE COAL COMPANY
After many months of uncertainty
and doubt, It now begins to lock as
though the Coal compnny's new town
site between here and tbe mine will
at last be placed on the marktt, and
preparations are now being rapidly
made with this end In view.
The date for the opening sale of lots
has been set for May 1, and the town-
site will be handled by Thomas Crahan,
laie agent of the present town of Morrissey, whose ability as a real estate
hustler ls recognized not only In British Columbia but in many parts of the
western states. The townsite consists
of several hundred acres of comparatively level ground, about ISO acres of
which is already cleared, and possessing
more tnan ordinary advantages from a
drainage and sanitary standpoint. It is
situated about one mile from the mine
and two miles up the mine spur from
this town, An abundance of pure water
is easily obtainable from Morrissey
creek, which runs through, the lower
part of the townsite.
Tbe name given to the place la Morrissey Mines, aud the new town will
be launched under the exceptional ail-
vantages of being backed by tbe Coal
company, with a busy mine employing
hundreds of men at its door, tbe payroll
of which will run well over 850,000.
Backed by such power the town must
necessarilv be a good one, and already
there has ben a vast uumber of applications for property. Among the new
business places now figuring ou locating
In the new town are about a dozen hotels, judging from the applications tu
be considered by the commissioners
next week. The Trkes-Wooa uo , wno
recently purchased the company stores,
will also erect a big department store,
and J. II. Wallace, manager of tbe Fdr-
nle Free Press, is making arrangements
to install a newspaper, the initial Dumber of which will appear shorily after
the first of the mouth. Several other
Fernie business men are said to be
considering tbe new place as a favor:-
ble point for locating, while it ls quite
probable that a number of Morrissey
people will cast their lot with Morrissey Mines.
A site for a station and side track
was selected yesterday, and a passenger service will soon be Inaugurated
from the Great. Northern station In
Morrissey to the new town and the
mines. Government Agent Armstrong
was on the ground Wednesday for the
puipose of selecting the lots retained
by the government, and these will probably be sold to the highest bidder
shortly after the townsite Is opened.
Morrissey Mines will be a bus? place,
and with the further development of
the immense coal deposits In tbat vicln
Ity, should form tbe nucleus of a permanent, prosperous city. We hope It
does.
ITEMS   OF   INTEREST
Gathered In From Many Different
Souroes-
Robert McKinnon, a prospector well
known all over South East Kootenay
died last Thursday morning from paralysis at Fort Steele and was burled
Friday morning. Tlie deceased had prospected on most of the hills In this district, and was well liked by all who
knew him
Cranbrook local talent will put on the
"Pirates of Penzance" on May 5, 0 and
7. Cranbrook possesses a number of
young people with more than ordinary
musical ability, and under the efficient
training of the well known McKenzies,
they should give a good account of
themselves.
There are several new applications
for liquor licenses being circulated for
the new town In addition to those published in last week's Miner. If they
are all granted, and the holders build,
the new town at the mines will start
out with hotels enough for a city of 86V
000 population. And then hotel stock
will go way down below par.
Quite a number of local sportsmen
have been out with rod and Hue the
past two weeks in an endeavor to break
the monotony of a Lenten diet, but with
Indifferent success. Nell Gillis Is so
far tbe champion piscatorial artist,
while Johnny Lawson Is a poor second
with nothing but the proverbial fisherman's luck to bis credit.
Allen Farrell, the pride of the vil'age
ani composer of thjt touching ballad,
'Sbe Was H ppy Tiil Her Pipe Went
Out," has almost entirely recovered
f om a serious attack of wha' he call; d
pfieasoaU.
The work or cleaning up the. rubbish
ar u .d the buildings ia Morrlsse" Is
being started by a very few, and It
seems to be the general IncIU.atlon to
disregard tbe notices posted by tbe ean-
Itary inspector. As inspector Constable
Tranter intends to fully enforce tbe law
In tbis respect, and auyone neglecting
to comply therewith will be prosecuted.
Now that the mine is shipping Its
usual tonnage of coal, liiliy Singleton,
t*ie har.dscine conductor of the hill
train, has ceased to complain that there
is not enough work to keep himself
warm. Between hauling coal, making
Elko for ballast and spottiug cars at
mud Slides, Billy is a nvghty busy man,
and the old contented look Is once more
perched on his mobile brow.
The snow has almost entirely disappeared from the valley In the vicinity
of Morrissey, and although there was
neatly four feet on the level, the river
hay not risen over a couple of Inches.
While the snowfall this winter was
exceedingly heavy, it is a question
whether or not there will be unusually
bifeh water, as the snow is going slowlv,
and there Is no warm weather or spring
rains in sight.
In a drunken spree at the mines last
Sunday two Slavs got mixed up in a
quarrel with a woman of the same nationality and beat her in a frightful
manner. A warrant was cotten out for
their arrest, and Wednesday Constable
Tranter collared the two men, and took
them to Fernie that evening. They
were arraigned before Magistrate
Forbes the same nfght, and remanded
for trial on tbe 22nd, bail being allowed,
Wark at the mines Is progressing favorably and it will only be a question of
a very short time until tbe output wi 1
equal what It was before the s'rlke.
Thursday's train on the Great Northern
took out over 40 loads, and it is expected that the output will he so increased
as to necessitate a daily train service
on this road early In the summer.
Another dinky locomotive was received
at the mine this week, which will great-
lv   facilitate   tk..   -nu.k   *,£   kgeUlkUg   uus,
coal, and althogether the outlook for a
prosperous summer is exceedingly
bright.
A. h. McDermot of the firm of Mc-
De;mat & Bowness, wholesale liquor
dealers of Cranbrook. was in Morrlssev
yesterday morning on his way home
from I'mcher Creek. "Mac" Is another
example of what pluck aud persistence
will do for a young fellow in this western country. He is a hustler, and although a very young man, Is now at the
head of one of the most prosperous business institutions In Cranbrook, with a
future before him that ls bright In the
extreme. "Mac" has a lot of friends in
this neck of the woeds, and he is always
a welcome visitor In Morrissey.
William Eschwlg of Fernie, was in
town Wednesday. Mr. Eschwlg proposes erecting a large hotel on the new
townsite, and came down to pick out a
location. Mr. Eschwlg is an old timer
in this district, having come up the
Kootenay In the first rush to Wardner
in the spring of '97. He built the Kootenay house iu that town and run It until the bottom fell out of the burg, when
he moved to Fernie and erected the
Northern hotel, which he Is stilt operating. "Bill" Is a good fellow and his
many friends will be glad to know he
has prospered in worldly possessions
during his three years' residence In
Fernie.
Constable Tranter made a brief run
down the Great Northern last week,
and spent a few hours In Hayden. the
hot construction town on the cutoff.
He says there are already 14 saloons
running full blast, and all of them are
starving to death, and that a man can
get any kind of a game tbat he Is looking for. A sucker with money there
stands about as much show as the pro
verbhil snowball In hell, and to one
accustomed to the peace aud quietude
of British Columbia, a faw hours spent
In Hayden Is similar to crossing tne
equator. The town Is on the right side
of the line for a hot proposition, and
they are making the eagle scream for
all he is worth.
Johnny Swiunerton, one of Crau-
brook's most industrious boys, was a
passenger on Monday's train, bound for
Macleod. It was no pleasure trip that
was taking Jack to the wind belt,
either, as he gave up such foolishness
when he struck Macleod during construction days on the Crows to hustle
for himself. Since that time, the past
two years of which have been spent
in Cranbrook, Jack has been attending
to business, and as a resuli he is now
one of the youngest benedicts in Cranbrook, has a good ranch five miles from
Macleod, and it was to see bow b<s b0
head of cattle had pulled throuyh the
winter that he made the trip the othe
day, JacK statted in rignt and will
win ou*. in the end, and what he has
accomplished during the past six years
j is possible tor any young fellow in th's
part of the couutry if he has the nerve
to stand pat, and not slough.
A FEW FACTS
AND FANCIES
NOTES   FROM   THE   MINES
Concerning Individuals and
Current Events.
OI    INTEREST   TO   ALL
Tbe  Rossland  Miner   Goes   Afier Our
Present Member With a Stuffed Club.
GREAT CLIMATE   IN   THIS  DISTRICT
The Rossland Miner is out with a war
dub after our member, E. C. Smith.
The Miner has built up a bo jy man,
named it Smith aud Is aftej It hard and
heavy with the club of honesty, shotgun
of publicity and broadsword of public
policy The Miner is unnecessarily exercised. If It will stop and consider
Mr. Smith's declaration of principles
and reasons set forth forafll iating with
the government, It can easily make the
proper deduction and fiud room to give
praise to Mr. Smith, rather than censure. Mr. Smith is In favor of protecting the people's rights in the coal and
oil land reserve In this district. We
know this by his assurances both per
sonal and public, and furthermore we
know that he Is antagonistic to anything In the way of reckless land or
cash subsidies to railroads. He and
others have joined the government
with these two fundamental declarations as their platform, and Premier
Prior, who needed them, has acquiesced
In the policy thus promulgated. What
more can the Rossland .diner ask I
What more can any reasonable individual demand? If ths government endeavors to film flam the people it will
meet Us Waterloo, because by ^o doing
It will break Its compact with the very
men who have given It life. Perhaps
vou mean all right., but in yonr wauton
attack on Mr. Smith you have displayed
mighty poor judgment.
The new town of Morrissey Mines
will go on the market the first of next
month, and after that,  for a time at
\*>a*t.   thp   pi-PRPn*   tnwn   mill   lap.a   Into  a
state of quiet rest. But not for all
time. Tne development of this district
will mean the development of a town
here between tbe two roads at some
future date, as well as the development
of the town on the bill. With the mine
at its door, as well as the po-ver and
wealth of the Coal company back of it,
the new town must necessarily become
a prosperous place. It will have an Industrial backing second to none in the
district, and that Is what makes towns
in any country.
There seems to be quite a difference
between the climate of Fernie and Morrissey, although they are only eight
miles apart. Last wpek It was warm
and pleasant here and the snow disappearing from the streets, while in Fernie sleighing was still In vogue, while
in Cranbrook, for several weeks, the
grass has been growing and gentle
spring is In full possession of that section of the country. These differences
demonstrate that In climate or natural
resources, South East Kootenay can
furnish a diversity that Is as pleasing
as it Is surprising.
The brewery will soon be ready, but
not as soon as we will be ready for the
brewery.
To settle a much mooted question we
will say right here that The Morrissey
Miner ls not to b* moved to the to vn
on the hill. The publisher had the op
portuniiy to make the change, but
could not see anything in It for the
present, aud as he has been In business
for 80 yeirs, and long ago ceased to
look fur honor in journalism, and at
present ls enjoying a tjii state ol
health, he preferred to leave the first
year's struggle to younger and more
enthusiastic individuals. In new towu*,
while every man in business is making
money, the newspaper publisher Is
lucky if he exists. It don't make auy
difference how good the town may be
the result Is the same. Later, whei
the district grows, when there are several new towns In this valley, and some
of them that may properly be ^alled
cities, then The Morrissey Miner may
rise again, and Its publisher enter the
fight for the business In sight. He pre
fers competition with plenty of business1 rattier than no competition and
limited business.
Masquerade Ball Iy Off
The   [nas-queraue  bull   which was advertised   In   last  week's Miner  to  take
place  on  ihe 4th   of   nei
the  Australian   hotel, has been indctio
itely postponed.
A steel gang on the Crow has be< n
gathering^ up the light steel that was
replaced by a heavier article last fall,
Items of General Interest Vrvnl
tbe Ooal Center.
Itiv. S;oney of the Church of K g
laid, U contemplating being the f -u"df r
■ f the pior.fjer church at the new tow.i
0f MdrxJjsey Mines, which cpens op 0 1
May 1st.
Jt is to be hoped that wh> n the license board meets on the 34th 10 coa.
sider applications for hotels on tbe new
townsite, they will use good judgment
and not grant too many licenses. ClivC
them tc th: bait men, thee who Luland
to put up good houses and not saloons
only. The town will be always there,
so let us ersct good buildings at the
start.
About 1000 tons of coal is now being
shipped on a daily average irjtn the
mine.
All roads lead to MtrrJssey Mines.
Every day brings in new comers look-
log for investment in tha new tewj
and district. We shall certainly have a
good town here by next August.
J II Nunn, book keeper here for thj
Trltee-Wood Co . returned from FemU
W .d»esday.
Mon^y Expended In This District.
Below will be found a statement of the
monies spent in this ridir.g for improvements, by the department of public
works. Tiie headings is some cases are
misleading, but it shows that altogether
there was $23 642 61 used.
Peiry Creek road extension $ 3,097 4<j
Bridge, Michel crtek _    2 532 27
Bridge. Bull river        378 74
Klko and Tobacco Plains roads       232 63
Moyie road:-        468 57
Wardner roods       350 25
Kimberley road*       217 75
St. Mary's roads     2,118 92
Skookumcbuck road?    M45 78
St. Mary's trail? _        812 05
General roads  __  2705
Fort Steele trails     1,199 72
Fernie (Sand creek)  trails        13600
Cranbrcok  roads ,...   3,492 99
Fort Steele roads    4.996 id
Matthew creek bridge     1,04437
Elko roads         357 17
Fernie roads        717 31
Trace? creek  17 50
Total -$33,642 $1
Search for Bag*an.
A special from Columbia Kails says
that A. H. Eagan, superintendent of
the Illinois Central, has arrived there
?nd Is organizing a party to go Into the
mountains to search for the remains of
R-jnjimfn tfagan, furmorif nuperinten-
aimut, uc mc diL-di Northern, who became lost and perished in the regioflr
about B 1 ou while homing deer last
November. Eagan will enlist the aid of
all ihe oldest and most experienced
woodsmen he can secure in the Flathead country, and if wild animals have
not destroyed Lhe corpse of the mhsing
man, It Is believed beyond a doubt that
the body will be found. The snow is
fast leaving the mountains and trails
cau now be traversed with safetv,
Superintendent Eigan will remain In
the field with the searching party for
several weeks. There Is a standing reward of $1000 offered for the recovery
of Eagau's remains.
Keep the Japs Out.
Vancouver, B. C , April 11 —A special
dispatch to the Province from Montreal says: Hon T. Nosse, consnl general for Japan, made the following statement this morning: "I cabled my government two weeks ago advising it to'
pur-sue its policy of restriction of emigration of Japanese to Canada. The reply
I received was that the government of
Japan whs not desirous of forcing its
emigrants into British Columbia against
the wishes of the people of that province, but was willing to enter into an
agreement with Canada" binding itself
uot to allow the members of the Japanese colonly In the dominion to increase
numerically during the next ten years,"
Branching; Out.
Eagone Walter of the Windsor hotel,
U building an hotel at tbe new town of
linden, just across tbe boundary line,
and went down on Tuesday's train to
remain until the building Is completed
and In running order. Mr. Waller is
one of the live hotel men in MorriBsey,
and The Miner wishes him ail success
!n his new venture, and Is also glad to
state that it will not necessitate his removal from Morrissey, as he will continue to make this place his headquar-
teis.
Sawmill to Start.
Harry Levers of the Cedar Valley Improvement company, was down from
Fernie this week to arrange for the resumption of work at the company's sawmill. There is still a large quantity of
logs ou the townsite, and these will be
cut into dimension timber1 and shipped
tn ther Ooal company's new town near
the mines. The mill will be started today* or Monday) and tbsre is enough
timber on band to ltt-ep it running for
the next 30 days, at least.
Mornsaej/ Mf. thodist Ohuroh.
C. F  Connor, pastor;   preaching ser
vice,   11 a.m.;  Sabbath  school   (at ti 6
mines)   3  p.m.;  preaching  service  (at
the   mines)   7:30   p.m.     AU   welcome,
seats free.
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THE CITY OF MEKINEZ.
Ob, k.r tbe Royal Residences of the
■.ujin.k of Morocco.
There is no more Interesting city in
Morocco than Meklnez. Founded and
built by Mulai Ismalu. the tyrannical
sultan wbo reigned through the middle
of the eighteenth century, it still displays the extraordinary buildings which
he caused to be erected, largely by the
aid of Christian slaves. Today it is impossible even to goon the purposes for
which many of tliese masses of masonry were constructed. Walls of great
thickness, Rome wide enough to drive a
carriage and pair along, are mot with
In the most unexpected places, running
here parallel, here at right angles to
one another, aud seeming as though
built for no purpose except for the employment of the vast number of forced
laborers that Mulai Isiuaiu always kept
at his court Ilcrv anil Ihere are gateways of great beauty, such as tin; delicate tiled gate of "Mansur elAlJ." with
Its largk' marble columns and Corinthian capitals, supporting buttress of
gray stone and arabesque!, but on the
whole it is rather the vastness of the
buildings than uny artistic value that Is
remarkable,
The old palaces of Mulai Isinain are
In ruins today, and each sultan In his
turn lias erected new residences till
the imperial palace today consists of a
collection of buildings of every shape
and size, scattered among gardens inclosed by high walls. A tower, which
was uncompleted at the time of tlie late
sultan's death, remains today just us
the workmen left it, with the scaffolding still standing. Adjoining the palace Is a large park, in which are kept
n number of mares, ostriches and gazelles.
The city Itself is tolerably clean, aud
possesses no particular features that
nre not common to all Moorish towns.
The entrance of the principal mosque
ls striking, with great bronze doors said
to have been brought by the Moors
from Spain. The shops are comparatively few, and the trade never large.—
London Times.
It ls also a great mistake to let tbe lining show there, as It so ofte^i does, or
to allow u tunnel to be suggested at the
back for want of some softening chiffon or taffeta.
As Invalid's Tray.
Ceramic artists are giving considerable attention nowadays to tableware
as well as ornamental pieces, and some
handsome specimens of their work are
on view iu studios and exchanges. A
novel and serviceable piece of tableware is a dish for an invalid's tray
altout as large as a tea plate. It is decorated with a pretty lloral design in
' pastel coloring und divided Into three
\ sections. This permits the placing of
three kinds of food on the dish at once
and saves crowding the tray with
dishes. A pudding dish slid tray dec
orated with u conventional pattern in
the softest of yellow, pink und green
shadings is another example of artistic
work, and an oatmeal set In similar
| timings belongs iu the same class.
Not Troe   to  Nature.
"ITow did you like that play of rural
liter
"It's a fraud," answered Mr. Trullru-
ral. " 'Tain't true to nature. I understand all them farm folks on the stage
stays up till 11 or 12 o'clock every night
o' their lives."
A Pish  Story.
"There are as good fish in the sea M
were ever taken out of it," remarked
Small to Young, who bod been refused
by Moneybag's daughter.
"Yes, I know., but they are not goldfish."
A Maid's Sitting Room.
One of (the most crying needs In domestic architecture Is n maid's sitting
room, some place besides the kitchen,
where these humble helpers In our
homes may enjoy un hour's rest aud
entertain their friends. Nothing re-
uukco our present home urrnngement
more than the cramped and Hnlnvitins
Quarters assigned to those we call our
servants. The smallest and darkest
sleeping room in the house is theirs, often adjoining the kitchen, where It ls
the easy receptacle of ull the cooking
odors nnd fumes. The room In which
they work is the room in which they
live, where perhaps u dlshpnn and skillets ornament the walls and the teakettle Is the only article of vcrtu. That
Is un exceptional kitchen in size and
arrangement In which a rocking chair
or lounge is found to nfford a few minutes' needed rest, where Bowers bloom
In the window or a few pictures widen
the outlook. A room that comprises
some of these features of home comfort and grace ls sadly needed and
would do much to lighten toil and
sweeten the household atmosphere.
The need is both for a little mure space
at the renr end of the house and a little
more kindly forethought In the care of
those who live at that end.
Growing Pains.
There are no "growing pains."
Growth is a normal process and, like
other normal processes, is carried on in
health without pain or discomfort
Pain, no matter when or where it occurs. Is always a danger signal, a cry
that something is wrong, and its warning must not be silenced by culling It
names. There are two sorts of pain
which are more commonly than others
called "growing pains," often to the
lasting injury of the child. The lirst
of these is felt chiefly In the knee. The
child is usually thin and pale and is
likely to be tall for his age. Perhaps he
limps at times without being conscious
of pain. The suffering ls frequently,
worse nt nlgbt This trouble may be n
beginning of hip disease. The other
common variety of "growing pains" is
seen In healthy looking, well nourished,
red cheeked, active children. In such
cases the pains are usually in the muscles of tbe arms or legB, although sometimes In a Joint These are very often,
If uot always, rheumatic. A child
should certainly not be encouraged to
run to its mother with every little ache,
but when it is evidently suffering from
severe, persistent or frequently recurring pains It should be examined by
the doctor.
THE ATTIC  ROOM.
How   to   Arrkkit^k-   Clothes   Hooks   an
a Slnntlnff Cellists?.
An attic room with a slaating.cefling,
which gent rally i- com Idt r,,'. iv be the
poort >t  place i:i iii" v.i";    bouse for
hanging clothes, may easily  be  mi de
i one of the best with just a little effort
on the part of tbe handy man.   Let him
get some strips of smooth wood—pine
will do—and nail tluin to the sloping
j ceiling, taking care, of course, to place
I them   where they  will come  against
some of tin? timbers under the plaster,
in
Home  Millinery.
Among the subtleties of dress that
may mean much are the right and the
wrong  way  of  putting  on  millinery.
The difference between the two methods Is slight perhaps, but of tin" highest
importance.   It Is noticeable that In the
milliners' shops madam always poises
rer hats and toques on her customers'
heads   precisely   as   they   should   be
worn.   Should she perceive an  alteration requisite in order that the profile
may be Improved or some defect remedied she makes the necessary change.
What the home milliner should study
particularly when she trims her hat ls
Ihe side view.  The front and back ones
she docs not usually  neglect, but the
side view of n hat made by nn Inexperienced person often reveals a curious
hiatus, a blnnk that ought to be Idled
iu either b.v the rippling hair or by a
twist 'of velvet or taffeta or a clump
of small flowers judiciously arranged.
Substitute For Powder Box.
If you are not furtuuate enough to
own u sliver powder box, a very good
substitute will be found by currying out
the following suggestion: Cut a circle
of chamois having u diameter of nine
or ten Inches. Take u while silk or tine
linen handkerchief a trifle larger than
the chumois und lay the two together,
the centers coinciding. Join them by
two rows of line running stitches, one
at tbe top of tlie chamois and the oilier
half an Inch below it. After making
two openings run a ribbon between tlie
rows of stitching nnd draw it up, thus
forming a bag. (Fill this with toilet
powder and with the addition of a pull
the bag is complete.
Dangers   of   Eye   Brightness.
Methods for beautifying the eyes
have long been In vogue among women
of fashion, and uot a few resort to those
which ultimately injure the organs und
the general henlth. Atropliine is a most
common drug for making the eyes look
large and lustrous, but the continuous
use of It so weakens aud paralyzes the
muscles tbat wenk eyes come on curly
in life. An eminent oculist claims that
tho widespread disease of weak eyes
among women is largely due to the
tampering with these organs for making them more beuutiful than nature intended.
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Car* of China.
Tou can keep your china to perfect
condition for a number of years If you
insist upon Its being washed carefully.
All dishes should be scraped clean and
then rinsed off iu clear water. Wash
them iu soapy water, rinse In clear hot
water and drain and wipe. Do not
place one dish upon another as they art-
wiped; spread them out to cool, then
put them together. In this way you
will avoid cracking the glaze. Put only
a few dishes in the pan nt a timo. Use
very little soap ou good china.
For tha Sewing Room.
In the sewing room of a house (and
every house should huve ono) the
housekeeper should hnve u set of
shelves built. setuii'Mikd into compartments of varying sizes, which Is pointed out to visitors us the "piece bag."
Into these receptacles go ull the odds
Hnd ends that are usually put into a
large basket or made into bulky rolls.
Theater   Waists.
Ia   aclvotll.g A   L.dl..  tf,A  tS.aotn. tt,,
it is well to think of the lights. Shades
that arc very pretty by daylight are
not at nil so when seen in a brilliant
glare. The wise woman will remember
that n color that gave her a roseate
sunlight muy make her ghustly by artificial light
Tempting   Fritters.
If you desire fritters to tempt the
most exacting taste, tuke three eggs,
two tablespoonfuls of sugar, u pint of
sour milk, u teaspoonfu) of soda, a
pinch of salt and Hour enough to make
a stiff batter. Kent litis well, drop In
hot lard uud roll hi powdered sugar.
Wrinkled   Silk.
Flimsy silk thnt hns gone into a multitude of age wrinkles may be smoothed
out and restored to something like its
original freshness by sponging it with
gum arable water. Sponge the right
side of the silk, und when it is almost
dry Iron the wrong side.
A Mattress Cover.
A mattress cover is made of two layers of light weight unbleached muslin
with wuddlng between, Quilt ou the
machine und bind the edges with tape.
It cun go through the wash like a
sheet.
Marion Hat-land's advice to young
cooks relative to their failures ls:
"Never lot a spoiled dish be seen, much
less tasted. Get rid or it, even if you
have lo bury it."
Lounging chairs are out of place In n
room where visitors are formally received, but tho chairs should be largo
and comfortable to sit on.
Insist upon proper nppllnnces to work
with. A housekeeper's tools must bo
good nnd kept in good order.
A piece of camphor put in the reservoir of a lamp will Improve the light
The  Widower.
"A widower," remarked the elderly
female, "always reminds me of a
baby."
"How's that?" queried the young girl.
"During the first six months he cries
a good deal, the next six months he begins to take notice, and tlie odds aro
against his getting safely through his
second summer."
AN  ATTIC CLOTHES RACK.
so that the nails shall take a Arm grip.
Into the strips of wood hooks should
be screwed six or eight inches apart,
and upon the hooks wire garment supporters may be hung. This plan, so
clearly illustrated by the drawing, will
admit of disposing of a great deal of
clothing in small space, yet each article
may be taken down in n twinkling without disturbing uny of the others. If
thought advisable, a curtain may be
bung in such a wny ns to protect all
the clothing from dust.—Ladles' Home
Journal.
A   Debutante's   Bouquets.
A clever mother recently solved the
problem of what to do with a debutante's bouquets at the reception which
she gave recently to introduce her
daughter. Instead of having them scattered about the drawing room, us they
usually are at coming out teas, nnd decorating the mantelshelf she bad a screen
made for them, on which they were
hung and placed near the door of her
library, where she and the pretty girl
received.
This screen was made of wire nud
was about six feet high and three and
a half feet wide. It was entirely covered with smilax, and tips of Florida
palm leaves edged it ull around. Wire
tings were fastened on it In rows und
served ns holders for the bouquets, the
handles of which were placed through
them. The ribbon bows which always
trim the bundles of Ihe debutante's
bouquets hid these rings nnd added to
the bright mass of color. The effect
was exceedingly pretty und ut u dis-
lunce suggested n bit of gorgeous brocade on which great bunches of flowers were Wrought. The hostess nnd her
daughter r,t.,.„i i„ f..okkt ,,f the screen.
Try-Inn BttOOt ol Black,
Thut tho wearing of black is universally becoming is a great mistake. A
woman's figure may look very much
better iu black than in any color, but
there nre very few women to whom u
dead black against the skin is uccom
lug. It usually adds several years to
tho apparent age, and so heavy a material ns blnck velvet or black satin
cannot be worn without some softening
effect round the shoulders except by a
pronounced beauty, The soft folds of
while luco or chiffon ut the top of n
blnck gown nre, as a rule, far more becoming than the dead black. This trying effect cau, of course, be modified.
The gown may be made becoming by
the use of passementerie or of jetted
lace, for Jet is so brilliant In itself Unit
It transforms the deud bluck of the nut
terlul.
Japanese Hungliig of Acorns.
From that land of artistic prettiness,
Japan, comes a fanciful Idea for n
hanging for a doorway. All thnt Is
necessary to innke this unique portiere
is to procure a bushel basket of acorns
and some dark brown cord thut will
tone well with them. This should be
heavily waxed nnd the acorns pierced
and threaded in long lines of golden
yellow, rich ton, russet brown nud deep
green. Tho color scheme is effective,
uud the acorns gently tinkle as they
6wing to and fro. They are not as
heavy nor as easily broken as the
beaded hangings and ure fully us pretty uud useful.
The Medicine Bottle.
A trained nurse vouched for this Bim-
ple way of dropping medicine without
a dropper: Tip tlie bottle up till the
cork lias boon moistened. Reverse il
again and lot the fluid go down. Take
the cork out. und In bo doing run the
cork along the rim of the bottle. Drop
from the side you huve moistened with
the cork. In taking or administering
medicine always pour from the side opposite tbe label. This will keep th.'
label looking clean and fresh. The
glass can bo washed off from time to
time, but a drop will spoil your label
beyond remedy,—Good Housekeeping,
One Thing She Hadn't Seen.
"And now," snid the country cousin
to the city girl, "I hnve shown you everything on the farm."
"Oh, George, you haven't done any
such thing. Why, I heard father say
before I started that you bad a mortgage ou It tbat covered nine-tenths of
tbo ground."	
Milk   In   Slum.
The milk of cuws Is not considered
good for food by the Siamese. The
milk in the cocoa uut, however, ls much
used.   Cattle are raised for beef.
For Banking Fires.
Coul dust mixed with salt and water
and ninde Into good sized lumps will be
found very useful to bank up a fire for
the night
Mirrors nnd   Picture  Class.
The best way to clean mirrors or nny
glass, such ns that In picture frames.
is to wash them lightly with u sponge
and cleuu witter, then with another
sponge rub them over with spirits of
wine. After this dab them lightly with
some whiting tied up In a muslin bag
and finish with un old silk huiidkor
chief. Tills sounds troublesome, but In
reality is very quickly done and docs
not entail linlf the labor iu polishing
that chamois leather and water do, be
sides keeping the glass bright for a
much louger time.
Propinquity.
Crawford—Why do lovers sit and sit
and sit in blissful silence?
Ci'abshuw—Because, ns a general
thing, there Isn't room for either of
thorn to get a word in edgeways.—
Judge.
Wild   Boar   Ment.
The meat of the young wild boar ls
to Germany considered more palatable
and digestible than that of the domesticated hog. Berlin restaurants often
have on their bills of fare wild boar's
head, which Is considered a great delicacy.
DRESS SUGGESTIONS.
Never wear shoes lighter tliau the
color at tlie bottom of the dress.
Brush silk garni, ins with u piece of
black velvet. It removes the dust perfectly and does not injure the fabric.
Tc dry clean gloves lay them flat, rub
In a mixture of finely powdered fuller's
earth and alum. Brush it off and sprinkle them with dry biau and whiting.
| Dust well.
Save nil pieces of velvet unless they
are hopelessly soiled. Brush them thoroughly and roll them round a cylinder
and put them nway. They ure sure to
come iu bandy ut some time or other.
In sewing on butt.ins if Ihe knot Is
placed on the right side of tlie cloth directly under the button the thread will
be less liable to break nnd become
loosened and the button will remain ou
louger.
Perfumed flannel Is one of the most
convenient forms of the sachet. A piece
the size desired is cut off when needed,
sewed into uny part of tbe wardrobe,
and It retains its scent as long as the
ordinary sachet.
HOUSEHOLD  HINTS.
The juice of a tejnou sqveesed inlo a
Sponge will cleanse nud sweeten it.
White   paint   v. hen  dirty   should   In
washed in milk.    Colored paints may
also le treated in tbe same way.
I    Kerosene wiil  brighten  brass better
| than most of tbe pastes r.   i powders
j specially recommended for the purpose,
UoucliH  have  a  great  objectii a   to
j iitis!i'.i-l-cd lime,   and a   few  pieces of
! this placed iu their haunts will generally keep thein away.
In studying to obtain the effect of
space in BUiall rooms it is a good plan
lo cover the walls of two rooms to
match. This gives n greater feeling of
■pace.
A woman who knows—at least she
ought to, as she demonstrated the fact
—says Unit u generous handful of salt
thrown on a gasoline stove iu flames
will extinguish the lire.
To remove marking ink from linen
paint tho mark with a solution cf potassium applied with a camel's hair
brush. As soon as the ink disappears
the linen should be well rinsed iu cold
water.
Choosing  a   lint.
Groat care should be given to the
choosing of a hat. as It occupies the
place of honor in the whole toilet.  It is
conspicuous, has a character to keep
up and  therefore should be the most
beautiful and expensive part of our ut-
I lire.    Headgear   ought  to  act   as   the
| framework of the face.   It should conceal u bad outline and display a flue
ono. It should by its color enhance the
j complexion    nnd   prove   a    becoming
: background to the hue of tho hair.   A
Woman's  role  is to attract und  when
! she hns attracted to enchain.   The In-
| stinct of sex  prompts her to prefer a
stylo that gives height, piquancy and,
most of all, consplcuousness.   Then a
hat should either correspond with one's
costume or make an effective contrast
to it.    A safe general rule decrees that
a white or pule colored gown demands
a dark hat, but that a black or sober
tinted   frock   requires  a   bright   hued,
brilliant headpiece.
The Little Girl's Hair.
For n little girl's hair use a very soft
brush, and brush both scalp and hair
thoroughly ami carefully nt lenst twice
a duy. massaging it with tepid water
several times during the week to muke
the sculp glow. If the hair does not
curl naturally, try doing it up on soft
rolls of cloth. I would not use n curling
fluid. This will make It stay longer in
curl, but it is not good for tlie child's
hair. If, on extra occasions, when she
is going to it party or to huvo ono of her
own yon want ber hair to remain in
curl for n leugth of time, instead of
moistening with cleur water before doing it up, use one-third alcohol to two-
thirds water. Use a hair tonic once n
week, rubbing it well Into the sculp.
One ounce of sweet oil. four ounces bay
rum and a dram tincture cautlinrides is
tho best tonic.
Household Pconotny.
The highest priced food Is not always
the best  from n   nutritive standpoint,
for a quart of oysters nt HO cents contains little more nutriment than n quart
of milk at 5 cents.
j    To be well  served  serve  yourself—
j thut ls, visit tlie markets In person und
I loam where the best goods cun be obtained for tlie least money.
Certain supplies which nre essential
to every household, such ns sugar, flour,
ice, fuel, nnd so on, fluctuate slightly
I from month to month, but the little gastronomic surprises which lend variety
to our bill of fare and make our food
appetizing uro variable in price nnd often obtainable only by the buyer who
goes in person.
It Is well to huve one grocer in whom
ono bus full confidence from whom lo
purcbase most things. Yet, after nil,
one pays for the privilege, for a trip
down Grocer street will often reveal a
considerable difference oven iu tho price
of so called "constants."
Sofa Pillows.
In the multitude of sofa pillows one
is sometimes nt a loss (o know wiiat
material to fill them with. As the useful Is of nnicii iiMkiL- importance than
theornaineni.il wo speak of those made
for common use, the covers often made
from checked gingham cross stitched
with linen or cotton thread. Whore ono
has not feathers with which to fill the
tick a very good substitute is found in
excelsior or bid newspapers cut in inch
pieces with a pair of sharp scissors or
even the inner husks of corn cut up as
above. These lilhngs nre cool and
healthful for hot weather. If one lilies
a woodsy smell, add u few pine, hemlock or spruce needles to the filling.
For elaborate show pillows made of
rich and costly material nothing is
more suitable than down taken from
waterfowls.
How to Wnsli Stockiii'JTK.
Wash stockings in a tub by themselves, and do not souk them with other
clothes. No sodu ever should be used,
and the water should be only moderately warm for both washing aud rinsing.
After rinsing, which, should be done to
wntcr containing n few teaspoonfuls of
household ammonia, dry them out of
doors in sun and air to prevent running, and press on tlie wrong side with
a warm irou when dry. Silk stockings
require several rinsings, and after
pressing (not wringing) the water out
of them nnd pulling them iu shape they
should be shaken out well and rolled to
a cloth to dry.
Old   Luce.
Old lace may bo cleaned effectually
by fastening the pieces on a linen covered smooth board and wetting with a
clean sponge dipped In warm water.
Tho luce must not lie rubbed under nny
circumstances. After tho first wotting
dab thoroughly with warm water in
whicll fine soup lias been dissolved in
the proportion of half nn ounce to a
quart of water. When thoroughly clean,
rinse by dabbling with clour water.
Dry as well us possible with tlie sponge
and leave the operation to be completed
by time.
Ai'omntlc Spirits of Ammonia.
Aromatic spirits of ammonia is a
household article indispensable In families where there aro persons with weak
hearts or with tendencies to faint, because It facilitates Ihe heart's a. m
more speedily than brandy or whisky
uud with less danger to some patients.
In euses of heart failure or fainting a
leaspoonful in u half glass of water can
be given.
Hatting,
Nothing looks worse than grimy matting, and yet II is not difficult to keep
it in good condition. First have it well
shaken to remove ull dust und then
wash It with salt und wntcr. It must
not be made too wet, nnd dry well lift
orwurd with a cloth. If there are uny
stains, alcohol will remove them.
Queer Church Oi-numeut.
A queer church ornmucut Is a liddlo
and how weutlicrcock which swing's to
tlie wind on Great Gomersby church,
near Grantham; England. Tbe church
was the gift of u tiddler who emigrated
und grew rich und who Insisted on tills
queer condition, Could a titled pastor of
that church be called a "fiddle D. D.!"
The   Smart   Girl.
To the city or country girl who wishes
to acquire the trademarks of the really
smart girl the best advice to offer is
this:
"Study yourself nnd watch every well
bred woman yon meet."
Tbe really smart girl is chic, but never loud in her dressing. She Is well
groomed, but always natural; she keeps
in touch with the prevailing modes, lint
Is never a slave to fashion, nnd by little tricks of carriage and bearing, distinctive mannerisms which nre never
eccentric and the careful selection of
accessories for her costume shall you
know her.
She is the girl who studies herself
first nnd the fashion plates afterward.
She selocis frocks that suit her, but
never forces herself Into gowns that
are unbecoming solely because some
thoughtless modiste assures her that
such and such styles ure "good" for this
season.—Washington Star.
Tench Children to Be Cheerfnl.
Children should be encouraged to cultivate cheerfulness In order that their
minds and bodies develop in liealtliftil-
ness nnd beauty. A child brought up
timid cheerless dispositions will be
prone to Imitate them, while the child
cultivated iu an atmosphere of home
sunshine will naturally reflect many
happy, lovable qualities. Touch tiie
child by your own example rather than
precept the charm that lies In happy
smiles und the sweetness that rests In
kind words if you want him to grow
up with beautiful characteristic traits.
Beautiful examples of cheerfulness nre
about the rarest things in life, although
(hoy arc the most necessary for human
welfare. People are so wrapped up In
themselves tbey forget to cultivate tho
lovely qualities of unselfishness which
bear the fragrant blossoms of liuppi-
ness. Whut we want is more self worthiness und less self sordldness.
Company Manners.
Company manners belong to the vulgar. "We can act ns we please among
ourselves," says a child, "but when
company comes we must be very nice
or we will catch It when tljey nre
gone!" The superficiality of company
manners makes them easily detected.
Unconsciously they will prove themselves a musk trying to cover a lack of
real refinement. When'each member
of the household is expected to sny
'Tlease" in asking something and a
gracious "Thank you!" for little favors,
when thoy do not forget to sny a kindly
"Good night!" and a pleasant "Good
morning!" they will have no difficulty
In acquiring gentle manners thnt will
stamp them as truly well bred. Where
good home training Is lacking there will
be found those traces of discord which
make the character inharmonious and
Insufficiently built.
Face nnd Throat.
Six drops of olive oil used every third
night to massage the lower face nnd
throat will long keep off Ihe first throat
and chin wrinkles that all women
dread. Use the tips of the Angers and
stroke the oil In gently, yet firmly.
Leave It on over night, washing It off in
the morning with hot water aud without so.tp. If it Is found thnt every
third night keeps the skin n bit too oily
the interval may bo a little lengthened.
The Vlscacha.
The vlzcacha of the South American
pampas has exactly the same trick of
collecting bright objects that we kuow
so well to the magpie. The vlzcacha Is
a badgerlike animal.
Oatmeal   Bags.
To prepare oatmeal bags to use in the
bath water make several little bags of
cheesecloth and put in each about two
i iblospooiifnls of oatmeal. Throw one
of these bags Into the wasli basin, nnd
when the water becomes milky by
squeezing the bag use it fur both face
and hands. The same bag may be used
three or four times.
Wli.it   Conrt   DrCHM   Is.
"Full court dress" consists In Eng-
hind cf either u bluck velvet suit with
knee breeches or a plum colored cloth
suil with trousers Both costumes ure
of modern Invention, superseding the
Hupped costs of ninny colors und long
embroidered waistcoats, aud aro uninteresting If Inoffensive.
t'Ti.liknr.j'.
Dlnkclslosher Mike alnd't forking
steady HOW yet is he?
O'Brien—Sohuri lie is. Three days
ho worrks iiighis an' three nights he
worrks days.   New York Times.
A DOLL'S  BOOKCASE.
Von Can  Make It  Strong Enough to
Hold   V„ur Own Books.
Either a boy or a girl can make n
running little bookcase like the one
ihown bl tbe nccompanyiug illustra-
:ion. and Ihe best of it is that you may,
Jf you want to take the trouble, make
it strong enough to hold your own little books.
Save your spools and get nil you can
from obliging neighbors and aunts who
would be glad to hnve their empty
spools tnken out of their way. Select
spools ull of one size and with good
glue or cement fasten the spools one on
top of tlio other to form the uprightH
of the bookcase, gluing the shelves In
between Ihe spools at the proper intervals. The shelves for this small bookcase  are  cigar  box   covers,   and   the
A DOLL'S noOKCASE.
spools are a dark wood nenrly the
shade of the shelves, nud the whole
case is varnished over.
Tho bookcase may be made large
enough to hold your sister's little library, aud the shelves muy bo made
of any pretty wood, such as ls especially used In fret saw work. The bookshelves will not be strong enough to
hung from the picture molding with
books in, but should be placed upon a
shelf low enough for the. little girl to
reach her favorite Btory books.—New
York Tribune.
Air and Water Test.
Fill a glass with water and, without
removing it from the vessel in which
you filled it. stand It upside down under
the water until you nre ready to use it
Now tuke nn empty glnss nnd turu this
directly mouth downward into the same
vessel of water, and no matter how
hard you press it downwnrd no wuter
will flow Into it, for it is not really empty, ns you ut first supposed. It is filled
with air, which takes up room, and this
must flow out before wnter can enter It
Now. keeping the first glnss, which ls
Bllcd with water, mouth downwnrd,
raise it near the surface, though not
above the water. Now carefully turn
the glass of air under the wuter so thnt
ils mouth communicates with the mouth
of the water filled glass. Since air la
lighter than water, the air from the
lower vessel will flow up Into the water
filled glass, and the water which was
111    Hie   gluou   will    flow   down   Into  tho
glnss whicll hud contained nlr. If the
glnss which contained air had contained oil, which Is lighter than water, the
same experiment could hnve been performed, and the upper glass would have
received tbe oil.
The Toilet nf Little Ants.
A naturalist lias been milking observations on the toilet of certain ants
and has discovered Ihat each Insect
goes through most elaborate ablutions.
They nre not,only performed by herself, but by another, who nets for the
time as lady's maid. The assistant
starts by washing the face of her companion nnd then goes over the whole
body. The nttltude of the ant that is
being washed Is one of intense satisfaction. She lies down, with all her
limbs stretched loosely out; she rolls
over on her side, even her back, a perfect picture of ease. The pleasure the
little Insect shows In thus being combed
and sponged is really enjoyable to the
observer.
A notice With a Dime.
Undertuke to muke a coin fly out of a
wineglass without touching either.
Place n dime at tbe bottom of a wineglass and flt a larger coin, such as a
half dollar, about u quarter of an Inch
from the top, making a lid. Now blow
sharply on one side of the lid. This
will turn to a vertical position, and the
force of the air passing underneath the
larger coin will drive the dime out at
the other side.
A Rode Lake.
A little Chicago girl while walking on
the Bhore with her father felt her foot
wet und looking down saw that a little
ripple hnd crept up near where they
wore walking. "Oil, pnpo," she cried,
"the hike stepped on my toe I"
When I'm a Man.
When I grow Into a great big man
And buy what I want to wear.
I'm going to have trousers a mile or two
long
And never will brush my hair.
I'll buy a silk fiat, with a very tall crown.
And carry a gold headed cane.
I'll not wear u necktie; ft takes so much
time
To untie it and tie It again.
I'm going to eat candy whenever I plcass
And play on the street till It's dark.
With peanuts my pockets will always be
stuffed.
Oh. say, won't I Just have a lark!
I'll  hitch  on the Ice  wagons  all  that I
please,
With no one to make me get off.
I won't be polite to a nurse or a girl.
And my hat I never will doff.
And never, oh, never, will I go to bed
Before It's at least half past eight!
Ah, a Jolly good time I'll have when .
man.
Vou'l) see If you only Just wait.
-New York Trlbuaa
Drag Their Babies.
The hubit of drugging their bnbies so
that they can be left alone is very common lu India among mothers who work
in factories. In the city of Madras the
infant mortality is given ns 205 per
thousand.
Ancient  Coins.
The I.ydians bad gold coins at the
close of the ninth century B. 0., and
Greece proper about the close of the
eighth century. The Romans coined
their first silver In the year 281 B. a
and gold seventy-three years later.
BRANDS OF CHEESE.
f.oru;onaoln Is u cheese to Sntr   bj,
Lhtibarst-r to Stvear At.
Each country has Its favorite cheese.
The Swiss muke the Gruyere cheese,
known more generally in this country
as Schwcitzerku&e. It is made of gouts'
milk aud is full of holes caused by the
gases to fermentation. The cheese is
imitated, but never equaled, here. The
typical English cheese is the Cheddar,
first made in the English town after
which it is named. It is very like
American cream cheese. Chcslre Is another favorite English cheese, while the
fashionable cheese of the day is Stilton,
a cheese which defies Imitation. Sage
cheese, first made In England, is now
made tlie world over. Its distinguishing characteristic Is the flavoring and
coloring of sage, parsley, spinach and
marigold loaves bruised anil steeped.
Brio is 0 popular French soft cheese,
and Cumeiiibcrt, originating In Normandy, ls another. These cheeses aro
cured iu caves whore the temperature
never rises above 12 to 14 degrees.
Tbey ara ready for marketing In May
and NJivmher. Roquefort, a celebrated
French cheese, Is mudc from the mingled milk of goals aud sheep thnt
browse on the thyme clad bunks of the
Arno, lu western France. These cheeses
are also ripened In en ves, but the temperature Is kept at 40 degrees.
Akin to the Roquefort choose ls that
called Gorgon/.ola, made In Italy after
similar processes. It Is milder than
Roquefort and not quite so good, but it
Is sold much cheaper. Another Italian
Cheese, the Parmesan, Is very liurd, and
Is usually grated. It Is oftoneBt used
Willi macaroni. Another curious Italian
cheese Is the Cacclocavello, or horse
cheese, which ls delicious, and improves with age. It Is cured In the skins
used In making sausages nnd comes in
curious, suusngellke shapes.
I.lmburger cheese, so beloved by tbe
Germans, originated In Itelglum. It ls
extraordinarily rich, being allowed to
rlpon to putrefaction; hence Its horrifying odor in unaccustomed nostrils.
Some persons have a saying, "Gorgon-
zola is a cheese to swear by, Limbur-
gor to swear at." From Holland come
the Edam and the pineapple, both made
In cleanly manner and very popular.
It is written in history that the Dutch
used their round, cannon ball like
Edam chesses to shoot out of their cannon when the Swedes wore besieging
Amsterdam.
, The Bouts of Trees.
The roots of a troe do not cover the
same area beneath the earth as they do
above. A gardener of many yeurs' experience, having had n vast deal to do
in digging and transplanting trees,
says he has found that the roots of
trees cover on an average about two-
thirds of the area of Its branches. The
tree which has the largest area under
ground Is the weeping willow. This
tree's roots spread to such an extent
Unit should there bo uny trees or shrubs
planted wlthlu thirty feet of thorn iu a
few years tho roots of the willow will
be found Intermingled with them. Fruit
trees, such ns apples, pears nnd plums,
hnve very small roots In comparison
with their size. The roots of currant
bushes do not occupy more thnn a quarter the space their branches cover.
Criticism  That   Hnrts  und  Freta.
To bring about sane friendship between people who love each other, respect for each other's Individuality is
of course necessary. We can vow that
unless duty seriously and lovingly demands it there should be uo unasked
criticism between people who love euch
other. Think how It would make for
pence If domestic criticism were forbidden at every breakfast table! Think
of our own happiness If our brothers
und sisters will stop tolling us unpleasant truths! Think of their happiness
If we could refrain from enlightening
them ns to their dross or manners or
beliefs!—Margaret Deland in Harper's
Bazar.
An Appropriate Quotation.
Dr. Temple's hatred of verbosity was
lutense. On one occasion his chaplain
was surprised to receive a telegram
from the archbishop consisting of only
the words, "Third John, 13 and 14."
Mystified, the chaplain turned up his
Bible nnd rend: "I hnd many things to
write, but I will not with ink and pen
write unto thee. But I trust I shall
shortly see thee and we shall spenk face
lo face. Peace be to thee. Our friends
salute thee. Greet thy frleuds by
name."
Generooa.
"If I could only got a bite to eat," he
whined.
"Why don't you work?" she asked.
"Nothlu' do'n' iu my line," he answered. "I'm n dime museum glnss
cuter, un' they're gettln' too common."
"Poor muni" she said sympathetically. "Come light in, nnd you can have
the two goblets nnd the glass dish the
girl broke this uiorning."-
A   Forcihle   Indictment.
Little Nell—I dou't like my papa one
bit.  lie's awful selfish.
Mamma—He Is?
Little Nell—Ycb'ci. lie nearly sat
down on my dolly, an' then, 'stead of
takin' another chair, he took her chair
right away from her au' left her on th'
hard floor.
Ahont Ghosts.
He—D'you know, If I were ever to see
a ghost, don't you know, I believe I
should be a hopeless Idiot for the rest
of my life!
She (absently)—Have you ever seen
a ghost?
The average person wastes lots of
time telling other people things they do
not care to hear.
A word from a friend ls doubly enjoyable In dark days.
Wyoming; Slirnba.
A notable feature of Wyoming scenery is the predominance of shrubs.
Among 124 species of woody plants
less than quo-sixth are certainly to be
ranked as trees.
The Lanurung-e of Bushmen.
The bushmen, or low grade Hottentots, on the plains of South Africa
have a language which has been declared by Professor Garner to be a
close approximation to that of the
higher apes. It consists of hissing,
clicking and grunting sounds.
.f! LABORS OF ROYALTY
KING EDWARD AT HIS   DESK  BEFORE
MAYFAIR IS ASTIR.
ablv enlar^r htr orra of work in
public directions. — Louden Daily
HtiL
Exii-vtiDf Dnti«f of Ku»l*nd'i Monarch
Queen Alexandra Alio i Baiy Womm
—Never £xoept From Real JntlUpotl-
tion £>o*» tthe Kxcum Herself From
Perform a nos of Duty—btlll They Man-
wye to Dot* tall a Little Purely Family
Life In Between.
Betore May fair is astir the King is
at Ins desk, dictating through a
telephone nieKsageu to ins secretaries
ut work in another room, writing
such letters us demand an a'-i",",' upti
reply, ami attaching his ; ii.'ii.ii.ni e to
those documents which are ever pro-
sunt with the monarch. It used to
be the boast of William IV. that he
never retired for the night until he
had signed everything which awaited
his signature each day, and he would
persevere in his task even when forced to allay the cramp in his fingers
by  luthing them in hot  water.
King Kdward is not less conscientious than King Willium, and signs
documents with extraordinary dis-
pat li Indeed, llis Majesty does
everything quickly and promptly,
and will see through a thing before
other people have begun to dlsouifl
it. Alter State documents and correspondence have been dealt with, the
Kinq; receives Ministers, Ambassadors, a»d olttcittl personages in audience, or there may be a levee to
hold or a function to attend, or, in
these days, some coronation matter
to  consider.
A Little Family Life.
The ufternoon and evening frequently bring public duties, and always social ones, while in between
while the King manages to dovetail a little purely family life. Too
jnu h emphasis cannot be placed on
the fact that the royal family preserve a real home life amid all the
calls of State and public duties.
It is less easy to tabulate the
various demands on the Q,ueon's time
and thought than to describe the details of the King's working days.
In pulace, as in valla, it is the many
littles which occupy a woman's time
and make her day arduous.
Apart from those houis which the
Queen must give to matters of dress,
she undoubtedly may claim to be a
hard-working woman in virtue of the
unfailing graciousness with which she
accompanies the King to all public
ceremonials, the ready our which Bhe
has for the demands of philanthropy, and the kindly patr.cnige she
extend* to art, music, and the
drama.
Queen Put*  Duty First,
The Queen must often perform her
socml duties in London when a rest
at Sandringham amid the simple
country life which she loves so well
would be more agreeable. But duty
first must ever be the lloyal watchword. It is not easy to be always
bowing and smiling and saying the
gracious thing, even though the body
may feel weary and the head ache,
and 1 think it must be in justice admitted that tho Quqc& and all the
Pi in*.-esses show a fortitude in this
matrei' which few women would care
to emulate.
Never, except in the case of real
indisposition, do the Koyal ladies
expuso themselves from the performance of a public or social duty. The
tension of being the observed of all
observers; the consciousness Ulat
every detail of dress is under inspection, and each word and look
commented o», must make a sove:e
demand on feminine nerves aiKl sens-
ibilitj.:s even though they may be
Royal
The demands of the Empire, like
thof.c of the sec of London, have so
enormously increased during recent
yeais that it seems almost an in-
supoiaUe task for one man to fulfil all the monarchial duties. The
King is in a more trying position
than the bishop, because he cannot
have a suflrugun Still, while llis
Majesty must perform the chief dut-
ties of tho kingly office himself, and
the Queen those of her position,
they are admirably supported by the
Prince and Princess of Wales, and,
indeed, each member of tho lloyal
family.
Monumental Piece of Work.
The Prince and Princess of Wales
performed a monumental piece o;
hard work in their colonial tour, and
since their return have constantly
laborr I at public functions. it is
only when one comes to tabulate a
few days of lloyal engagements that
one realbes how constant is the
work performed by tho various members of our reigning house. Some
few weeks back Princess Henry o>
Itattenberg attended no less than
thr*'o public functions in one day,
and the Duke of Cambridge, in spite
of his eighty-three years, continues
\o krpp up a wonderful public activity
Princess Clvh-tian, apart from the
functions which she publicly attends,
is a hard-working committee woman
in P(-nnoction with the various associations over whhh she presides. Pew
routine how completely this philanthropic Princess gives up her * time
and renounces many of her pleasures oi family nnd social life to attending meetings and committees.
She did it when it involved leaving
Windsor by an early morning train,
and now that Her lloyal Highness is
established in her new house in
Pall Mall her energies will probably
bo nioio severely taxed. The School
of Art Needlework owes evpryth'ttg
tp riineePB Christian, and she was*
the O" Iglnotor of the Woman's
School of Ilesign, and one of the
most indefatigable helpers of the
nursing movement.
*ihe Prtnoesn tcnUf.
Prin oss Louise, Duchess of Argyll is also a very practical philanthropist. and her skill as an artint
and sculptor enables her to give real
help to as'o'iations for the devolop-
mpht of art, while her knowledge of
cbdi'e;y males her equally helpful at
n cii"l cy competition. Still more
,!-.•-' ' k |lip fnrcA of personal example, and the girl who knows that
tho Princess can make an omelette
to a nicety no longer despises the
homo'y   acquirement.
In Princess Henry of Bnttcnberg
the nation has had an eminent example of filial devotion. How greatly her thoughtful work within tho
Royal palaces tended to prolong the
• life of the lamented Queen Victoria
can scarcely he realized. All her
powers were devoted to the one great
ond of preserving the health a»d
tranquility of mind of the venerable
monarch, and the tas\ wis one demon i in:;' incessant care. Now that
he- solicitude in that di action is no
more required the Prince.- s will prob-
BRITAIN THE CREDITOR.
All (lurernment*   Have   to   l  .11   Hack on
John Hull for Muuuy.
There Is not a country in the
world which has not had to borrow
money from these isles, says Pearson'* Weekly, and theie are few governments which hu^e not had to fall
back upOII John Dull when they've
been In Queer street. Ouutemala has
borrowed a large amount of Drjti:h
capital. How do mutters stand today/ Th* bonds for XI00 are worth
Homewho'e About £S8 only, and
there has been no payment of interest Place June, 1890s Kven then,
only a paltty 2 per cent, was paid,
and half of that was not In <aih.
Honduras is a far worse debtor. The
bonds which have a fuce value of
£100 nre dear at £6. All this is
owing to the fact that Honduras
spends far more than it earns.
Colombia** Delft*.
Colombia, strictly speaking, owes
DriUsh Investors £8,600,000. Nearly
tho whole of these debts are duo to
British creditors. This particular
republic, in 18U7, called its crodltois
together, and made them an offer of
a composition of so much in the
pound. It wipod out its old debt by
giving new bords for £3,700,000, on
which  jt    paid   J 4  per cent,  interest.
Bvon other countries, about which
we know far more, such n,s Greece
and Turkey, ore almost as bad. A
Greek bond is worth £31 to £4-1,
according to its class. A Turkish
bond, "scries D," is worth but £20.
That is why British creditors sigh.
Greece owes her very existence to
John Dull. Tlun the money she
owes him I This must amount to
soinowhei;c about two un>'l a hall
millions, excluding the loan of 1898,
all of which is gone hopelessly. The
latter loan was one of £G,HOO,000,
and was guaranteed by Britain.
Kven France and UuhhIii.
If France and Russia decide to
renounce their liability, poor old
John will have to go bail for the
full amount. Very likely this loan
will never be repaid. Greece's old
taskmaster is another unfortunate
debtor. In 1881 the Ottoman Government, being unable to meet its
liabilities, was obliged to call together its creditors in order to enter into an arrangement with them.
John Bull must have a sum of about
£4,0f 0.000 owing to him by Turkey.
This sum is the balance Still owing
of a loan of £5,000,000 made to
flght Russia. Egypt owes a loan obtained so recently as 1897. In John
Bull's account of his expenditure
there is a heading "Special Services: Egyptian Government grant
in aid." Under this is an amount
of £798,802. This is because John
lent Egypt something better than
mere money. He lent her men r with
brains, who have niade her into a
healthy, prosperous country of the
sort thut pay olT their debts in full.
Egypt has other debts than monetary debts to pay off.
Artist una Triiilusinmi.
Although he had been only a few
days in this country, says a New
York paper, Sir Philip Burne-Joncs,
the artist, has already had a taste
of American progress!^ enuss in ad-
ve' tuitig.
Ju.*t before leaving for a visit to
Washington, Sir Philip received a
circular letter from a firm engaged
in the sale of dried fruit, inviting
him to compete for a prl'e to he
given for the best design to be used
in advei Using their wares. Only one
prize, the circular stated, was to be
given, and all unsuccessful drawings
were to become the property of the
firm. After reading the circular, and
not to lie outdone by the audacious
request, Sir 1 hilip sat down and
wrote the following letter in reply:
"Manager Dried  Fruit  Company:
"Pear Si-,—I am offering a prize
of 50 cents for the best spo imen of
d led fruit, and should be glad to
have you take 1 ur't in the competi-
ih n. Twelve do: en boxes of each
bin I of fruit should bo sent for ex-
unii.-jution, aid all fruit that is not
adjudged worthy of the prize will
remain the properly of the undersigned. It is also requested that
the charges on the fruit so forwarded be paid by the sender.
"Yours verv truly.
"P.  BUHNE-JONES."
An Ancient  Hill of Fare.
Pinner was a substantial affair in
tho reign of Queen Elizabeth, who
was by no means indifferent to the
Measures of tl.o table. The first
course on great occasions would
probably be wheaten flummery .
stewed broth, spinach broth, gruel
or hotch-potch. The second consisted of fish, among which we may note
bimphreys, stockfish and sturgeon,
with side dishes of porpoise. The
third course comprised quaking pudding, bag pudding, block puddings,
white puddings and mai row puddings. Then came veal, beef, cations, humble pie, mutton, marrow
pastries, Scotch collops, wild fowl
and gome. In the fifth course nil
kinds of sweets, creams in all their
varieties, custards, cheese cakes, jellies, warden pies, junkets, syllabubs,
and so on, to be followed perhaps by
whltQ cheese and tansy cake. For
the drinks—ale and beer, wino, sack
and numerous varieties of mead or
m theglin, some of which were concocted out of as many as flve-and-
twenty herbs, and were redolent of
sweet*> country perfume.—St. J aires
G alette.
A Carious Old  Veeael.
A British army officer discovered
among some old manuscripts a drawing of a man-of-war which was built
in 1000 for the Japanese government
The vessel was of immense size, was
covered with sheets of Iron and copper nnd was provided with two rudders.
Furthermore tbe manuscript In which
tbe drawing was wrapped says that
"It contained a very ingenious apparatus, which was set In motion by two
dozen men, equipped with Iron oars."
The vessel resembled a turtle In
shape and was armed with ten large
cannon.
The drawing ls very exact, and experts say there is no doubt as to Its
authenticity.
D:imcK.
The wives of knights and bnroucta
have no legal right to the title of "lady." They should be known as "dames."
riioNplioras.
Phosphorus never really dissolves
without previously uniting itself chemically to some other element. The more
Complete this union is the less powerful does the eletueul become niediciual-
iy-
THEiR  PETS
Mi-ii)  of   the BSSt    Known   W\\*map\m In  l!il-
tHiij I111.I Their Cine* ItelaxMlon
iu 'liti-ir ftituiet).
The love of uiiinials is so strongly
pronounced tn this country that it
is only natural to find thai wan) 01
our Lest known public characters derive much relaxation from the society 01 their pets, says Lloyd's
Weekly. The late Queen VicUUia
Vil devoted to animals. Her fondness for dogs wt s notorious. Thu
Queen had more than fifty dogs, and
every day they weie taken out of
the itoyal kennels to l,e ex.-: <i- ed.
'three uogs weie her special personal
attendants—"Boy," a black and tan
collie; "Spot," a fox terrier, and
" Murco," a small brown Pomeranian, when the Queen was a little
girl she owned a dog named "V'ero."
Walking one day at Malvern with
tho Duchess of Kent and her governess. Princess Victoria ran on with
her dog, and entered into conversation with a girl. The Princess
thinking her dog was tired, asked the
child to carry It, which she did for a
while. Tho Duchess, on coming up,
thanked the little girl for the trouble she had taken and presented her
with half a crown. 1 he coin was
framed, and hung up in tiie parlor of
her father's house when they learned
who hud been the donor.
Queen Alexandria is particularly fond of animals. Her dogs, including some mugnificent itor/ois,
huve frequently been oxhll Ited. Her
Majesty bus lately been showing Sea-
bright, Japanese, and Qame Ban-
tains, which take many prizes. King
Edward is a groat lover of dogs. Ills
bulldog "Peter," was a well-known
favorite, much lamented by his Majesty wheu the dog came to an untimely end.
Mon Cab »" Vet,
A few years ago Mr. Alfred do
llolh:-child had a young lion cub us
a pot. It was glowing well, and
was as docile and affectionate as
such a beast could be, when, from
some inexplicable cause, it gradually
drooped and died. The distinguished
novelist, Mr. Rider Haggard, had a
peculiar pet iu his study In tho
shape of a large brown and white
rut. Lady Duff Gordon made a pet
of a large green snal e, which would
come at a call, diink milk from the
h;:n I, coll itself round her waist, and
go to sleep. The Hon. Mrs. Arthur
Cadogan is another snake lover,
sonic leceat portraits of that lady
showing her fondling a big serpent,
('harlos Di I ens had great delight
In animal pels. A little white cat,
called William!na, showed much de-
votlnn to her master. She selected
a corner of his study in which to depot It her 1 ittens, bringing them
from tho kitchen in her mouth, one
by one, after the manner of her kind,
they were removed, but again
1 rought hack so persistently that
thty were allowed to remain. Tho
kittens made themselves at home,
I 1 tying round tho writing-table,
swarming up tho curtains, and often
being stroked by the novelist.
Iternliaadt*n ivn.
The celebrated actress, Madame
Sarah Bernhardt, has many pets.
Amongst others she has had numerous snakes, an opossum, and a number of dogs, including Collies, St.
Bernards, und Fox Terriers. Madame Bernhardt is not fond of Bulldogs, nor of very small dogs. Madame l'atti always has a number of
pets, especially of parrots and other
I irds.
Miss Ell aline Terriss has had many
dogs. She commenced with a Scottish Terrier named Winnie, then she
had a St. Bernard, next an Irish
'Terrier, followed by an Airedale called Bogie, and a black-and-tan Ter-
tier, Nellie. The litter went to America with her mistress, and made
her appearance at the Broadway theatre, New York. As Nellie made
her stage debut wearing the Yale colors she naturally won a cordial reception. The duet mid the dog danse
in The Circus (ii.., between Miss
Tcrrbs and Mr. Seymour Thks, are
sihl to have been suggested to them
by their Fox Terriers. MLs Fanny
Brotigh had a very clever dog named
Tadger, and also a cat called "Jimmy," the latter escorting her mistress down the street and meeting
her on her return.
AuftrtilliwilMin.
At present the Australian Commonwealth pays £105,000 a year for
the use of a small British squadron
which la supposed also to wander
round Maotiland, Fiji, and half the
South Pacific. Australia has no
control whatever over this squadron,
but tho understanding is that, if nt-
tr.c'; really ionics, it will l>o found
somewhere within the>e very wido
limits, and ready to do its duty. But
the limits ate too wide for the
squadron to be anything liVe a reasonable security, and at least one
admiral frankly Informed tlvs countrv that if war really eventuated,
the s |uadron would probably mako
for the seat of hostilities, regardless
of the agreement, and leave Australia ut tlie mercy of any casual
crullers whicli managed, on the wide
o can. to dodge the British vessels.
Obviously, under these Conditions, it
is time for the Common wealth to
give *up subsidi ing this unreliable
fleet, and to spend £1100,000 or
£500,000 a year on a fleet of its
own—one that will be here whon
wanted, and whi h should be st ong
enough to cope With at least a few
casual cruisers. Australia thinks of
cutting the knot by getting measured for its own cooked hat.—Sydney
Bulletin.
Never Wrong tha innoprnt
Tho worst of having inflicted a
wrong upon the innocent is that you
can never by any means retrieve it-
You can repent, and it is probable
that your very repentance ensures
your forgiveness at a higher tribunal than that of ea'th's judgment,
but the results of wrong cannot be
wiped out or done away with in this
life; they continue to exist, ond,
alas! often multiply. Even the
harsh and unjust Word cannot be recalled, nnd however mu*b we may
regret having uttered it, somehow,
it la never forgotten.—Marie Co-
relli.	
A   IIred   itf   Hitrknraa.
He sits alone in a darkened room,
alone In the fading light. Why are
bis brow so he.ivy with gloom ana his
cheeks so deadly while? But though
his heart is faint with care, his courage never flinches. Ills eyes ore fixed
in n gin say stare. What is It his firm
bund clinches? "A litlle courage," he
murmurs, "Yes, a little, nnd ull ls
won." A choking gurgle, more or less,
a gasp and the deed is done! Without
n shudder or eyelid wink—Ah! It
makes the luarl recoil that he so quietly, calmly drank a dose of castor oil.—
London Tit-Bit*
KLEPTOMANIAC  BIRDS.
Ihe Itm-riis of   ImlU uiMi lite Satin   Hird«
«r A...!, ah j.
The magpie has long been notorious lor sie-ling things, hut he is a
saint compared with some .. lath:
birds. The ravens which abound in
Indian citks steal by wnolesale and
tai.e anything they can lay their
Leaks on, whether they tan make use
of it or not. Jtrdon, un Knelish
witer, SjJs that in Sunie places every hot.s.e is surrounded by a fluck of
these winged robber* on the lookout
for booty. They lly in at the windows, rummage workhaskets and early oil gloves aud hanhkercbiefs. They
even open tied packages and examine
their contents. Accoiding to another observer, they have been known
to extract nails. A pleasure party
asS'-mi.l.-d in the garden were startled by seeing a bloody knife fall in
their midst. A raven had stolen it
from the kitchen and dropped it
among the merrymakers.
Australian tfaUn BtaU.
The Australian satin birds are
more discriminating and take only
objects suitable for tho establishment
of their nests. Among their special-
tie w ate gaudy parrot feathers
shells, bright pebbles and whitened
bones. The feathers are for the interior of the nest, while the other
objects are arranged about its entrance. The natives are so well acquainted with this habit thut when
an amulet or a [ IpS is missed it is
sought and generally found in the
nest of the satin bird.
Another notable collector is the
arbor bird, which inhabits parts of
the interior of Australia which the
foot of man seldom treads. This
bird builds long arbors of twigs
thatched with grass and secured
them against being blown away by
Weighting them with stones built in
at regular intervals both in the
walls and in the roof. These dwellings are decorated with shells and
white bones, a heap of which is also
deposited at each end. These arbors are shelters and for resting
only, not breeding nests, and the
shells and bones (must be for ornament) can serve an aesthetic purpose
only. The birds are grain feeders,
and their shelters are often remote
from ponds or streams, so that the
collection of shells entails a good
deal of labor.
A WOMAN OF THE DAY.
How   H.    '■-.   V.    1'iilnier   Took   the Man'o
Kamea John Mriinge Winter.
M. A. P. says:— Henrietta Eliza
Vaughan Balmer (John Strange Winter) was born at York in I860, h?r
father, formerly nn officer in the
Lloyal Artillery, being rector of St.
Margaret's. According to heis.lt,
she was a "bad child," but probably she only suffered from a superabundance of animal spirits. She began writing at an early age, and
was only eighteen when she hid a
story accepted by a York newspaper.
True, it was never paid for, but the
young writer did not mind that.
Then she contributed to The Family
Herald and London Society under
the pseudonym of "Violet \Vhyte."
John Strange Winter is the name of
one of the characters in "Cavalry
Life," her first book.
John KtMtngt Winter.
When her publishers were bringing
it out they insisted on her adopting
a man's name, shrewdly arguing
that, a military book known to be
written by a woman would stand
little chance of success, and so "\ inlet Whyte" disappeared und "John
Strange Winter" took her place. The
criticisms on her books make amusing reading, im.isting as they do on
the author's "manliness." EJvon Buskin was deceived, and a little disappointed when he discovered the
truth. This is what he said in the
course of a charming loiter to her:
'* I had not the least thought of your
Using a woman (1 ought to have had,
for re.illy women do everything now
that's best, and they know more
about soldiers, thnn soldiers know of
themselves.) But it had never come
into my head, and I'm a little sorry
that the good soldier I hat1 fancied
is lo.st to mc, for 1 have many delightful women friends, but no cavalry officers . , ." Mrs. Stannard
treasures a now withered bouquet
which Ruskln once sent to her.
Oolnace of the Ylrlorlun Era.
It may be of interest now to note
tho coinage carried out in the lengthened reign of Queen Victoria. There
were three distinct coinages bearing
the Queen's effigy executed under the
proclamation (n) of July 5 and 18,
1HI18; (b) of May 13. 1K87; and (c)
Jan. 30, 1893. Under the first,
gold was coined in two denominations to the value of £105,528,078—
tho silver and copper coinages
amounting in nominal value to £21,-
■182,001 and £213,355 respectively.
Under tho second, gold was coined in
four denominations to the value of
£40,088,967, and the silver pieces
amounted in nominal value to £6,-
280.320 (an issue of sixpences also
taking place to the nominal value of
£080,819, under a subsequent separate proclamation of Nov. 28, 1887.)
I'nder the third, gold was coined in
four denominations to the value of
£55,511,695, the silver pieces struck
for isiiue amounting in nominal value to £11,175,290. In 1800 bronze
coirs took tlie [dace of copper. Of
the copper there had been coined a
total of £213,355 in nominal value.
In addition, a sum of £8,5(U in half-
fkirtl-ings had been coined under a
proclamation of June 13, 1812, giving a total amomit of £221,910 in
copper coinage bearing Her Majesty'*
olligy.
Itcuind  of  I-'xiM'Ukfttvc \   .ttuv
A curious example of the reward of
excessive virtue is the case of certain British pickle manufacturers,
who have been making their pint
bottle hold a little moe than a
pint, to be on the safe side of the
British low. When there pint bottles ai lived In Canada they found
that there wns a law ia operation
which provides that any pre-nee
measuring more than a | i;.t nn st
pay duty as a quart!
LITERATURES EARNINGS.
Kouie   y.or.i'.,:„sz    '.,,. ilt-,11 !»>    t)k,    KstsT-
II.... ot , 1.*-  I B..i!«- of    J,,: JLatc
lire!  !;„..,,     New View.
The aniH.i.i.friii' nt comes Krom
Ku^luod lii.i '■•■■'. iiaiik/s peifton&l
estate is rallied ;.t SI,BOO. Apropos
of tills, several of our contemporaries
have wagtjt'd their heads momnfui-
ly and ha\e morelJ7ed in a sapient
manner upon tlie ingratitude ot the
public, wiiieh is supposed to give
such scant rewards to the makers oi
good literature, says The Commercial Advertiser. One commentator
sj.vs that ii an author produces only
literature of the very highest kind,
he is certain to die in a state of poverty. Now, putting aside ihe question as to whether ilr. Halle s productions during the lust lo years of
his life represented a high type of
literature or whether they were not
really put-hoiiors, it is perfectly certain that tiiis pessimistic view • is
utterly unjustified. The amount of
money that a man leaves r.l his
death is hy no means Indicative of
the amount of money he earned while
living. It merely affords a clue to
the mani.O'' in which he has managed his financial nfTnirs.
What  tin'  Ill rdS Miow.
The records of literary history will
show, as a general prim iplc, tl.it in
this a:, in every other sphere ol effort the best work is ccitain to re-
ieive tiie highest I onipeiisatiuii. And
this is true not merely in our own
tinu\ hut it has been true for th.*
past century and a half. If (lolil-
smith, who was notoriously a p. o-
digal, died poor, Pope, who was un
excellent man of business, died rich.
Sir Walter Scott died poor; but,
nevertheless, his pen had earned for
him a princely fortune, which be
lost through his carelessness in business matters. Dickens I e:an life as
a bottle-washer in a blacking establishment, and at his death he left at
least a quarter of a million dollars,
all earned by his writings and his
public readings. Thackeray also lefl
a competence, and it might have
been even mo'e had he not been so
averse to lecturing. Bulwer-Lytton
begun life with an encumbered estate and the most meagre Income,
yet his novels enriched him and he
"died a wealthy man. Trollope's
earnings from his pen alono and
apart from his official salary in the
Government service amounted to
some 8400,000, as he has himself recorded. Poetry is not supposed to
be so lucrative, yet Byr.on received
great sums of money for what he
wrote: while Tennyson, who was an
excellent manager, accumulated a
sufficient fortune to maintain tlie
dignity of a peerage.
ts.-V.tt in til,'  I i.itcd States.
In our own country the facts all
point in the same direction. Irving
acquired a competence by liis literary
labors; Fenimore Cooper died a
wealthy man. and even such un-
wor dly writers as Hawthorne and
Longfellow and Lowell lived very
coini'oitaMy as the result of their devotion to literature. Of course,
Poo is the stock example of a ne-
giecti'il genius; yet, as a matter of
fact, the sordid poverty in which he
often lived and In which at last he
died was due entirely to his own
habits and peculiarities, which made
it quite impossible for his friends to
set him on his f.ct. Again and
again ho ocouplcti positions wh|. h
would have assured him a comfortable living bad he cared to keep
thorn, but he practically threw them
ali awey through a so:t of perversity uf temperament-
Hence, if now and then a popular
wi-Hoc dice ai.d leines a very Small
estate behind him, it does not prove
that the public has been ungrateful,
but it suggests rather that the
writer has been incapable of profiting by the favor that has been
shown him. Many bankers have died
poor after possessing millions, but
no 0110 would argue from this fact
that banking is an unremuneratlve
occupation- The truth is that liter-
ature stands upon precisely tho same
basis as do tho other professions,
and the only moral to be drawn
from tho case of Mr. JIarto is tho
very old one that it ls far easier
to acquire money than it is to    save
it. ,	
Revival of Alexandra Curl.
It Is noticeable at parties that a
new or rather a revival of an old
and pretty fashion In hair-dressing is
spreading r»pldly. This is the Alexandra curl, which In earlier portrait
of the Qusen, when she was the Princess of Wales, Is seen gracefully failing over the shoulders. It was introduced immediately" ufter her marriage by the Princess, it was coi>-
ied by all the ladies of the court and
remained popular until its Koyal originator changed her coiffure.
Tho Alexandra ringlet was suggested again in a painting by Ellis Roberts of tho Countess of Chesterfield,
which, after appearing in the "Book
of Beauty," was adopted in conjunction with the early Victorian robes
at the coronation of King Edward,
notably by tbe Countess of Warwick,
tlie Countess of Dudley, the Countesa
of Essex, tho Countess of Mar and
Kollie.
The fashJon, which for once has tho
novelty of originating In England
and not in Parte, seems likely to last
out tlie season.
Snucc For Sanissei.
The French use the richest sauces
witii sausage. A little chopped onion.
In the proportion of a tablespoonful to
every pound of sausage, uuiy be browned in a saucepan nnd sprinkled over a
dish of fried sausage. Apple sauce
and fried apples are excellent accompaniments of sa usage.
Stale   Ilreml.
Every scrap of the bread box's remnants should be dried, rolled and saved
for use In frying or other culinary processes. The crumbs keep better In a paper bag than In nn air tight glass jar.
The  Mule ill  l.ioiilii.i.
About the middle of last summer,
says Tit Bits, the frequenters of the
St mud were somewhat amused to
see on more than one occasion, a
weird-looking carriage, not altogether unlike a hansom cab that had
been bereft of its coachmnn's seat,
proceeding down the thoroughfare,
drawn by a couple of superb mules,
The mule, heretofore, has not in this
counti y been regarded seriously ns a
substitute for the carriage-horse, but
the said eojuipage, the property of tho
role.!.rated actress, Mme. Rejane, may
add considerably to its popularity.
It should bo mentioned that litlle
or no economy is effected by tho
substitution of mules for horses, as
ran be gnthored from the fact that
he glossy pair in question, presented to Mme. Rejane by the King of
Portugal, have been valued at £400.
C.eilcrRlsliln  mill  Epileptic Fits.
A remarkable historical fact which
I as frequently been noticed by scientific writers, but never accounted for satisfactorily, is that Julius CrcsiU', Wellington. Napoleon nnd the Archduke
Charles of Austria, four of the greatest
generals the world has known, were nil
subject tn epileptic tits.
To  Bliincli  Almonds.
I'll1- is n very quick way: l'nt them In
a saucepan with enough cold water to
rover thein; let die wuter just boil; theu
strain it off; rinse the almonds quickly
in cold water und rub in a cloth. The
sklus will come oil' quite easily.
A DUTCHMAN'S REVERIE
A   I rok.kiliaiiik   iuueiini    V. i. i „   Ak-know-
|#d(*d '•"  l    rvlgu lo..:*!■■-
i;■■■•■   II. T. IH'lar of Beameville is
the author of the tollowir.g powerful
llu sent a C0P3     I  I hem   to
the Queen of Holland, aid j.- ^'i.ei a
few days ar^o fin ac not
' •Castle the Loo, 8 Deo ber, 1:02.
The private eecreta ;. to Her Va-
jestv the Queen of the Netl • lands
is commanded to transmit to the
Rev. 11 T. lliller Ui
thanks for his poem ent itlcd ' '.
Dui. hiiii.n's       Here i .' ti I
A.vander Staal, Private ec et . '..
II. 5!. the Uueen of the Netherlands."
With sand an 1 sail, trlth ins. nud imikiD,
AiiJ   shifting   time  sud   ti!.',
1 h„,„l ..ii the sk-a Rail's briny bear,
Wiiii mv Uaster hi iuy tte.
Ho to the 6en! from Znytler '/.,-■.
I'l'uiii '/euliiinl'n dims uu) drift,
Tin-   briny   lir.-utli   wlta   choking   ib-atts
Comes Gardened wita mnny u siir:fi.
Hull tik the sea!  I    tjiii-l  for the  free,
By my side Is the Lord of tse deep,
Thk.iij.-ii   csmsgs   nil 1   rniel;,   wUh slun-kle
Hint  ruck,
Make   IlKkiisunds  of   sniuls   to   weep.
8tronn Is tlie sen,   with  !'n terrible glee.
Holding tbe  iii Ids nnd   fill t.
Tlie rear of the djks win n Ihe I.ord shall
strike,
I.Ike BJs arm upheaved of o:d.
Deep unto the deep, ah. It.ii-li.-l innvt weep.
At  the cnll for her eh l<t i. u  to die,
But ui,- Hiroug las-wall i. echoes the call,
For life out uf death is olgh.
From generous sen.  with siiecor so free,
Mull hilled   mercies   shall   eouie.
A  town tn tears,  wllh silent cheers,
lllvine Intervention  shall  own.
The stout sra-wnlls, when duty enlls,
The Dutchman's Und shall free!
And the hordes of home shall   meet fuels
doom,
Bring praise to the bountiful sea.
With sand and sun,  with  mist and  imion,
And shifting time and tide,
I  stand  on  the son.wall's  lirlny beat,
With my .Master by my .tie.
KITCHENER IN PARIS.
Hero of Kliurtoum unit South Africa Went
Through silently.
A day or two after Lord Kitchener passed through Paris on his way
to assume command of the fo'ces in
India, M. A. P. had the following:
"What does Paris think of Kitchener, who went, as he air.ived, quietly
in the night, with no one but a representative countryman or two to
see him off, and no gallery save the
railway employes'.' Well, it cannot
conceal a certain admiration for this
manly, soldieily iigure, which has
plunged for a brief moment in Parisian life, and held on its way again
towaids duty and work—moro wor...
But Paris accounts him a strange
general, because he is never represented sword in hand urging on the
British forces, bit always in the
background us tbe organizer of victory. 'This quiet, unsensational
man,' says the Paris correspondent
of an evening journal, 'who conquers
the Somdaii by mathematics, and
wi'th the regularity of moiement ol
a piece of clockwork—what a contrast U the French conception of the
military man! Supposing Kitchener, one says to-day, instead of entering England in 1871, had remained in tlie French army, he would be
neither lord nor general—colonel at
the most. That, indeed, is one of
tbe points that must strike the
French mind in dealing with English
public, men—the splendor of their reward for real in hlevement. Even
thosn most wedded to tlie present
regime, under which France exists,
admit that one of its defects is to
pull men down to the dead-level.
When one distinguishes himself for
his country, he is not to be too
much honorod lost the Jealousies ol
meaner men be aroused. Lord Kitchener has gained this tribute from one
Frenchman; his attitude at Fashoda
was most correct.' "	
A Matter for ltegrst.
It is a pity, says M. A. P., that
Mr. Labouchere does not give his reminiscences: no man of our time haa
met so many interesting people. -He
was once a friend, a crony even, of
Prince Bismarck. Jt was in the far-
off days when the clumsy instrument
of government called the German
Confederation used to meet at
Frantfort. Bismarck, as everybody
knows, was the representative of
Prussia at that Confederation ;and
it was then that he saw the hopelessness of the unwieldy body; and
tbat he made up his mind that if
Germany were ever to be unified, the
exclusion of Austria from the Confederation was the first thing to be
accomplished. Bismarck was a roy-
stering youth in those days, full of
devilment, and able to perform feats
of Gargantuan eating and drinking
which wouldtfundo men of less gi&?an-
tic stature and less roibtust digestion.
He would stop up all night drinking
beer and discussing pontics and
smoking big cigars with anybody
who was willing to listen to him.
And what wondrous talks those all-
night sittings of his must have
evolved! Lnbby was ready then—as
ho is even now—to stop up nil night
with Bisinaick or with anybody else;
with this qaialification, that LaWlyy
did not then, any more than he does
now, destroy his health by eating
much or drinking much. Whicll perhaps accounts for the fact that he
has buried more friends nnd intimates than any man in Europe; and
that though he is over seventy, he
is halo, hearty, clear-headed and
ready for battle with all comers.
faint  Vermis Kant.
Tbe preservation of iron and metal
from corrosion is a question of very
great Importance. Thousands of tons
of paint, are thus annually consumed
in England alone in the attempt to
preserve tho nvotal of bridges and
othk?c structures from decay by corrosion. Without paint they would
raptrtly waste away under tho destructive action of the atmosphere.
Many ether methods besides painting
have been adopted in the attempt to
protect iron from corrosion, but
paint at present holds tjie premier
place. T*tifortunately, however, there
is not. aij'i^iit marie, or used, thnt
is 1, perfect preservative compound
for protecting iron from corrosion.—
Engineering.	
Sponge Flaliera.
Girls inhabiting the island of Ilimla,
near Rhodes, are not allowed to marry
until they have brought up a specified
number of sponges, each taken from a
certain depth. The people of the is-
land onru their living by tbe spouge
fishery.
Mnn und Noise.
The philosopher Schopenhauer says
that a man's Intellect may be measured
by his endurance of noise, lie adds
that he never knew u mnn with u bark-
iug dog In bis back yard who was uot
a fool.
THE  TRUE VAMPIRE.
A* I   ,,,. . ii m. . Willi tiif lllood Sacking   Anlmul   In   India.
Cliancli,/ or ■■ evening to observes
rather large bal enter an oatbouse from
which there \..a- no oii.er egreas thnn
by the doorway. I was fortunate in being able to procure a light and thus to
proceed to the capture of the animal.
1'pou finding Itself pursued it took
three or four turns around the apartment, wheu down dropped what at tbe
oooment I sopposi .1 to be its young and
whi<b l deposited In mj handkerchief.
After a somewhat tedious chase 1 \\„-<,
secured the object of my pursuit, which
proved to be a line female megndcrma.
I then looked to the other bal which I
bad picked up and to my uonsiderable
surprise fouud it to lie a small kind of
pipistrello, which is exceedingly abundant throughout India.
The individual uow referred to was
feeble from loss of blood, which it was
evident the megadarma had been sucking from a large and still bleeding
wouud uuder and behind tlie ear, anil
the very obviously suctorial form of
tbe mouth of the megaderina was Itself
sufficient to bint the slrong probability
of such being the ease. During Ibe
very short time that elapsed before 1
entered the outhouse It did not appear
ili.it tin. depredator bad once alighted,
and 1 am satisfied that il sucked the
vital fluid from Its victim as it Hew,
having probably seized it OD the wing,
and thut It was seeking a quiet nook
where it might devour the body ut
leisure.
I kept both animals separate till next
morning, when, procuring a convenient
cage, I first put in the megaderuin, anil
after observing il for some time I
placed the plpistrolle with it. No sooner was the latter perceived than the
other fastened upon It with the ferocity
of a tiger, again seizing 11 behind the
ear. and made several efforts to fly off
with It; but. finding It must needs slay
within the precincts of the cage, It soon
hung by the hind legs to oue side of its
prison and after sucking Its victim till
no more blood was left commenced devouring It and soon left nothing b,it tbe
bead and some portions of the limbs.—
"Beast and Mun In India."
POULTRY POINTERS.
Everything in tbe poultry house
should be dry.
Ducks will not thrive on sloppy food
nor on eoruiueal alone.
Boiled potatoes, turnips and other
vegetables may be fed to ducks to advantage.
A good food for fattening fowls can
be made by mixing eorumeal with
mashed potatoes and milk.
In dry picking poultry the picking
must be done while tbe fowl is warm-
as soon as possible after the fowl ls
killed.
The nests should never be fastened to
the poultry house In such a way tbut
they canuot be readily removed and
cleaned.
Fowls are very fond of raw vegetables. Beets, carrots, turulps and especially cabbage muy be fed to advantage. The best plan is to chop them
line.
A dressed fowl may be made to look
plump by dipping it for teu seconds In
water that is nearly boiling hot and
Ihen holding it until chilled in cold
wuter.
The   Hiik.
Stan ls the best friend of tbo dog.
Horses come next, but between the dog
and all oilier farm animals, from the
house cat to tlie cow and the beef steer,
there seems to be n natural enmity.
1-iogs, however, are fond of sheep aud
goats, but as diet, not as living friends.
Cows and sheep and goats should be
kept ns free from association with dogs
as is possible, Willi the exception of tlie
trained shepherd dog. A dog walking
through a cowpen will ofteu cause u
decrease in milk flow Hint umouuts to
more than the cash value of the dog.
Many dogs nre worth considerably less
than nothing.
An   Odd   Pulpit.
The oak pulpit In the Seamen's church
at Sunderland, England, is n curio in
the way of pulpits. It ls built of wood
In the shape of a boat's bow and boars
on tbe gunwale in letters of gold the
inscription, "Nevertheless at thy word I
will let down the net." The pulpit was
the gift of the naval officers and men
of tho Dedway flotilla of torpedo boat
destroyers in acknowledgment of the
kindnesses received during their visit
to Sunderland In May. 1901,
To   lliikr   film   tlopi.k.
Old Peterby Is rich and stingy. In
the event of his death his nephew Is to
Inherit his property. A frenri of the
family said to the old gentleman:
"I bear your nephew Is going to marry. On that occasion you ought to do
something to make him happy."
"I will," said Mr. Peterby; "I'll pretend that I am dangerously ill."—\eOU-
don Telegraph.
Ton   Much.
Mrs. Miirryat Mamma is talking of
closing her house and coining lo livo
with us. l>o you think you could support both of us?
Mr. Miirryat—My dear, 1 can support
you very nicely now, but I'm afraid
your mother would be Insupportable,
Still   More   Kiclnilvc.
Mrs. Woodby—There's nothing like a
college education to open the way to
exclusive society. Since my son started to go to the university he's got Into
ibe Four Hundred,
Mrs. McGinty—My sou's doing even
better at college, lie's on the nine.—
Philadelphia Press.
The wny to lose n friend is to have
him get rich while von stay poor.
Picture Frame Room,
At Llseard, In Cheshire, England, Is a
room that contains hundreds of picture
frames made of every Imaginable substance, from leather to tigers' bones,
one frame being placed within another,
e'Cording to size, so that tlio whole
sucfuce is covered with frames.
Blnunn Chnrtn.
Magna Charts, the great charter of
Englishmen's liberties, is preserved In
the British museum. It is somewhat
stained by time, but King John's seal
aud name ure still quite legible at tlie
bottom of it. ■ '    l-    '        Hint.   .
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BRIEF   MENTION,
G O. M ffdtt rrnde a business trip to
F*rnie tbis wei-it.
\q4t Jo^sslon was d >wa from ¥ r-
n'e on bTsinesd this week.
Constable Tranter was down to Gate
irjv on efll.lal business the tlrst of the
week.
Fred O'Coon r came down from Michel Moodiy aod has been spending the
week in town.
H. L Stephens waa In Ptroifl yesterday  on  a business trip     lie   was  in  a
buny so he w alked.
Thomas Criban, the towns'te agent,
was in Cranbrook, Wardner aud Fernie
on busluess this week.
J. A G1UU, B h Stephens and M.
Uockendorf were In Cranbrook Minday
to attend the funeral of Miss Emma
Leitch
Mrs. Frank Carpenter, who his been
seriously ill the past ten days, is rapid
ly recovering, and will be around again
shortly.
EC. J. Higbye went to Kitchener Tuesday to look after some timber limits he
hss in that part of the countrv. He
expects to be gone a   week or ten days.
Thomas Walker, the bricklayer, was
In town Wednesday evening. Mr. Walker Is now working In Wardner, but expects to locate in tbe new town when it
ia opened.
Chris Eskitorm'ki new hotel in Wardner will be opened with a big dance
on Wednesday of next week, aud quite
a number of Morrissey neople are planning to attend.
Work is progressing favorably on tbe
brewery and the macbinery Is being
Installed this week. Under favorable
conditions brewing will be commenced
before the first of May.
Church of England services will be
conducted (D. V.) by the Rev. Aykroyd
Stoney on Sunday afternoon at 2:30
O'clock, in the Australian hotel. All
are very cordially Invited to attend.
The Cedar Valley Improvement company has sold Its entire yard of lumber
to Mr. Hinton, proprietor of the Plncher
Creek lumber yard, and it is being loaded on cars and shipped as rapidly as
possible.
Tt Is reported that a new weekly paper will soon make its appearance in
Fernie, to be published solely in the Interests of organized labor in this district. Tn a town the size of Fernie two
pipers will simply mean a survival of
the fittest.
The Cedar Valley Improvement company has purchased the three teams belong n* to J, Mecredy and taken them
to Fernie, where they will be used In
the lumber yard. Mr, Mecredy has
gone to the prairie to lay in another
iupply of horseflesh.
J. R. Wallace, business manager of
the Fernie Fiee Press, was In town
Wednesday on a tour of Inspection over
the Coal company's new townsite. Mr.
Wallace proposes launching a paper In
the new town, and in such case The
Miner wishes him unbounded success.
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Fort S*ucla ". icj ee District
N ii ea i- ber«M.v given tbaf the un
dot aumUOOed pet SOU b. s made ;■ ppH-
catlon ur-Oer tbe provisions uf the liq
uor liceuse act 1900, for an botrl license
at the place set opposite h s name:
William M. Stewart, Rj;sin House.
M >rrtM«f Mines.
A msetlDX of the beard of license
commissioners of the Fort Sieele Incense district will be held to consider
such applications at the court house,
Fernie, on Friday, tbe first day
of May, 1903, at the ht-ur of seven
.'cock 11 the afternoon.
J. H   M<:Mu Ho,
Chief License Inspector,
Nottioe.
Notice is hereby  friveji  that   thirty* days
altar date 1 Intend t<» Apply to the ebUi com-
tnlMiODBT of IiiiuJk and works for a limn** to
prospect f«»r run) Hint prtrolt'iim on th<* following dkONcr twd .mule, nituutt* on tho n**st
hide of Elk river and below tlie town of Mor-
r'tHfi'y, Craffl N''St valley, East Kootenay
divtnet. oommraetogat a poet marked "H -I.
Thorns• northeast oorner," itanding close
toFranileQerman'i eovtneaat oornarports
thenoe south ho sbaina, bhenee west mo
chaiiiH, tbraee north ho chunm, thenoe pant
80 chains 'o place of i ummem-emeut.
Dated March 2'.t, 1908,
H.J. Thorne.
Daniel MeKenzip, ascot.
Ooal Notice.
Notice Is hweby given thai thirty days af-
tt-r date 1 intend to apply to the chief com-
mleeioner of Intnl.* ami workl for a license to
prospect fi.r coal on the following described
i mis in South E fttKootenav:
Commt'tieitifr at a postmarked "w.G. w,
Fortune's N. E. corner pout," planted ieven
nUlee north of a north boundary of Lot 458H
and one mile north of N. E corner of lands
held by C. M Edwardn under a eoal licence,
thenoe west 80 chains, thence south HO
ehaiiiH, thence east HO chuinn, thence north
so chains to the point of commencement,
containing 611 acres more or less.
Dated th.'fl 9th day of March. 11)03
W. G. W. Fortune.
Goal Notioe.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after date I intend to apply to the chief com-
missioner of lands and works for a licence to
prospect for ooal on the following described
lands in South Bast Kootenay:
Commencing at a post marked "Lizzie Fortune's N W. corner p^ht." planted beside VV,
U. W, Fortune's N. E. corner post, thence
BOUth SO chuins, thence east HO chains, thence
north HO chains, thence west HO chains to the
point of commencement, containing (140
acres more or less.
Dated this 9th day of March, 1903.
Lizzie Fortune.
Goal Notioe.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after date I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for a license to
prospect for coal on tho following described
lands in South East Kootenay:
Commencing at a post marked "T. Spear's
S. W. corner post/' planted beside W. G. W,
Fortune's N. E. corner post, thence east 80
chains, thence north 80 chains, thence west
8<A chains, 1 hence south 80 chains to the
point of commencement, containing 640
acres more or less.
Dated this 9th day of March, 1903.
T. Spear.
Coat Notioe.
Notice is hereby given that thirty days after date 1 intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lauds and works for a license to
prospect for coal on the following described
labds in South East Kootenay:
Commencing at a post marked "J. Bas
tiau's S. E comer post," planted beside W.
G. W. Fortune's N. E. corner post, thence
north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence south 80 chuins, thence eaBt 80 chains
to the point of commencement, containing
040 acres more or less.
Dated this Oth day of March, 1903.
J. Dastain.
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that within the time
prescribed by law I intend to apply to the
assistant commissioner of lands and works
for the dlettlot of East Kootenay, and the
chief commissioner of lauds and works, for a
license to prospect for coal and petroleum
upon tho following described lands situated
on Sage creek, about six miles east from
Flathead river ami about four miles from
the International boundary, in East Kootenay district of British Columbia:
[a] Commencing at a poet 4 miles from
boundary, being N. E. corner of W. H. Morrison^ claim, thence south 80 chains, thence
west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains to the place of beginning, contafning 040 acres.
Dated February a 1,1903.
W. H. Morrison, Locator.
A. D. Coplen, Agent.
The Canadian Bank of Commerce
Head Office, Toronto.
Paid up Capital, $8.ooo,oro.       Reserve FuDd, $2,5oocoo.
II 5N. GEO. A. OOX, President.        B. B. WALKEEl, Gjnoral Minaiffir.
SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT.
Deposits of Jl and upwards received and interest allowed at current rates.   Depositors are subject to no delay when
depositing or withdrawing funds.
Fernie Branch,
E. H. BIRD. Manager.
[b] Citiiifiuni-iug at a pnsi 4 miles from
boundary, being N. vv   corner of A D.Cop*
len's claim,   thence sou tit Hi  eh.iins, theatre
enst  80  cHains.   thenoe   north  ho chains,
thence west HO chuiiib   to   place of beginning,
containing 040 UfM
Dated Februury 21, 1903.
A. D. Coplen, Locator.
[c] Commencing at a post 4 miles from
boundary., being the 8  E. corner of George
Lux's claim, thence north HO chains, thence
wi*t 80 chains, thei.ee south 8') chains,
thence east 80 eh ins to place of beginning,
co. tiiininir 04 it acre-*.
Dated February 21. 19 8.
George Lnx, Locator-
A. D. Coplen, Agent.
[d] Commenc'ng at a p st 4 miles from
boundary, b ing the 8. W. corner of James
W. Croft's claim, thence 80 chuins north,
thence HO chains east, thence HO chain.*
south, their e 80 chains west to place of
commencing, containing 040 acres.
Dated February 21, 1903.
James W. Croft. Locator
A  D Coplen, Agent.
D. J. JOHNSON
Carpenter and Builder
A Resident of the Town of Morr!s*ey
GOOD WORK AT REASONABLE PRICES
J-Jj J. JiJ<i^.t|j^k^"J..T. *§**§* *T"$'*1'"T* 'J"!"^'*!**! "fr'fr-f"!*
Saw
For Sale
Complete outfit of the Cedar Valley
Improvement compiny'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 out twenty six thousand with
crowding.
MILL 18 IN GOOD REPAIR
A  dwelling  house  and office will go
with the mill.    Write to or Inquire of
Cedar Valley Improvement Co.
Morrlasey, B. C.
THE BEST BEER
IS THE BEST
Drink Fort Steele
Brewing Co 's Beer
It Is wholesome and nutritious and Is
made in the district.
NOTICE
Nodes is hereby given that I. the under :
signed, ir tend thirty (30) days after date to
apply to the assistant commissioner ol lands
and works for the district, and ths Hii* f eom*
mls«iooer of lands and works of the province of Hritish Columbia for a licence bo pros*
pect for coil aud p troleiini upon the lands
east of tbe Klathend river iu the KouthfHsteru
corner of th" province of lli'iti-h Colombia
described ns follows: Commencing at a porft*
at tlie southwe-t corner mai ked "S. U. Howell's southwest corner post," thence HO chains
east, thence HO i bains norili,thence HOehnins
west, thence -0 chain*  south to po*tt o'com-
m'Mi'-.jneni nnd containing 040 sores.
Dated 27th day of March, 1908.
8. D. Howell, locator.
J.N Dalby, Us agent.
Notice  \h  hereby given  that   I, the under
signed, Intend thirty (811) days a'ter data to
apply to the assistant commissioner ol landa
and works for tbfl district and the chief commissioner of hinds and workl ot th" province
of Hritish Columbia for a license to prospect
for coal and petroh'iitn upon the lands east
of the Flathead rivtr in tbe aontheaatern
corner of the province ol British Colombia
described as follows; Commencing at a post
at the northwest< corner marked "B B. Leu-
Die's northwest corner post," thenoe ho
chains east, thence BO chuins south, thence
Mo chains wer, thence 80 chains north to post
of commencement aud containing 610 acres.
I).it. .1 27th day of March, 1008.
It. 8. I.- nine, locator.
J. N. Dalby, his agent.
Notice is hereby given that  I.  the undersigned, intend thirty (80) days after date to
apply to the assistant commissioner of lands
and works for the district and the chief commissioner of lands aad works of the province
of British Columbia for a license to prospect
for coal anil petroleum upjn the lands east
of the Flathead river in the southeastern
corner of the province of Hritish Columbia
described as follows: Commencing at a post
at tho southeast corner marked 'Oscar
White's southeust corner post," thence 80
chains west, thence 80 chains north, thence
80 chains ea-t. thence 80 chains south to
post of commencement, and containing 040
acres.
Dated 27th day of March, 1003.
Oscar White, locator.
J. N. Dalby, his agent
Notire is hereby given that i, the undersigned, intend thirty (30) days after date to
apply to the assistant commissioner of lands
and works for the district, ond the chief commissioner of lands nnd works of the province
of British Columbia for a license to prospect
f >r coal and petroleum upon the lands on
the Flathead river in the Southeastern corner
of the province of British Columbia described
as follows: Commencing at a post ot the
southeast corner m (irked "Bruce White's
southeast corner post," thence 80 chains
north, thence 80 chains west,thence80chainB
Bouth. thence 80 chains east to post of commencement und containing 040 acres.
Dated 28th day of March, 1903
Bruce White, locator.
J. N. Dalby, his agent.
CROWS NEST LIME CO.'S
Blalrmore Owner H. S. Pelletler
Lime for Sale
Car Lots or Small Quantities
Agents for East Kootenay
Graham & Robert Love
Plasterers, Bricklayers
and Stonemasons.
HEADQUARTERS ■ • CRANBROOK, B. C.
See Love about plastering your house.
If we can't convince you to have It
plastered, well, "Love's labor Is lost."
Your Local Paper
is a necessity to you, financially
and socially. A NEWSPAPER
of GENERAL CIRCULATION,
containing the latest news of the
world, is equally necessary to
you. The "up to date man" will
provide himself with these two
necessaries.
In THE TWICE-A-WEEK
SPOKESMAN-REVIEW will
be found the v?ry latest news of
the world, its matter including information on politics, commerce,
agriculture, 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" comhjpei .t3
form a home newspaper tha^ at
$1.00 per year can nowhere be
excelled.
Tcrhap. you have .nm.thlng to Mil—a farm,
a team, farm machinery. You may wl.h to
buy .cmethlnK. The beat possible way to communicate with people who wish to buy or sell
is by Inserting a .mall advertisement in the
Spokesman-Rovlew. The price ia tho aiimo In
the daily and the TwIce-a-Week.
IT DOESN'T COST MUCH- tf
is words i »=;;;$
24eW0RDS j fe=S
If you wish to reach business men and newcomer*, use the DAILY. Farmers, stockmen,
lumbermen and miners take the TWICE-A-
WEEK.
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+ Capital (Authorized) $4,000,000
% C ipital(Paid Up) 83,023,866
+ ReBt $2 485 288
j HEAD OFFICE,  TORONTO, ONTABIO.
?       T E Merrilt, PrM.   D. R. Wilkie. Yin Prw. sod O™. Munag<!r.   E. Hay, A«et    \ '.
J Gen. Manager.   W. Moffat, Chief Uttfimitit.
I C«ANBROOK BRANCH
| SAVINGS DEPARTMENT    Interest allowed on deposits.
j A general banking business transacted. Drafts sold, available in every   £
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MORRISSEY,  B.  C.
Shelf and Heavy Hardware
Stoves and Cooking Utensils
Plumbing   and   Tinsmithing
I J. C. Patmore   -   Proprietor
f       H. A. KANOUSE C. 11. 1.EVER8
J» Prcident
CITY MEAT MARKE1
R. W. Rogers, Prop.
FRESH AND
SALT MEATS
Poultry and Game in Season
Meat" Delivered to Any Part  of
the Town.
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James Greer
CONTRACTOR
AND BUILDER
AU Work Guaranteed.    See ua
Before Yon Build.   It Will Pay You
Morrissey, B. C.
CIDAR VALLEY IMPROYMENT CO., LIMITED
MANUFACTURERS OF ALL KINDi OF
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Shingles
Lath, Dimension and Bridge Timber
Mills at Morrissey and Fernie
MORRISSEY HOTEL,
JULES HUREL, Prop.
New.IIouse, Newly Furnished and Everything
Nicely Arranged.
We Keep the Best of Liquors and Cigars
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G. G. Moffatt, Notary Public, Accountant
AGENT FOB
BEALE, HUTCHISON & ELWELL
Head Office, CranbrcA, B. C.
Insurance, hooks kept and accounts audited. Collections
promptly attended to. Tbe very best lire, life and
accident companies only.
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