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 Princeton First, Last and Always.
Published in the interest of Princeton and Similkameen district.
Vol. ix. No. 18.
PRINCETON, B.C.,   WEDNESDAY,   APRIL 29, 1908.
$2 a Year, in Advance
ANNIVERSARY
Of Oddfellowship in America
Celebrated  by   Princeton
-Lodge No. 52.
Rev. Mr. Cann Preaches Special Sermon for Occasion Which   is
Largely Attended.
The 89th anniversary of the formation
of the Oddfellows order on this continent
was celebrated throughout America en
Sunday last. Under the auspices'of
Princeton Lodge No. 52 a special sermon
was delivered in the Court House to an
exceptionally large congregation by Rev.
J. Thurburn-Conn. The brethren-of the
lodge morched from their place of meeting in full lodge regalia to the church
and occupied the seats reserved for them
After the devotional part of the service
in which patt of the I. O. F. odes formed
a p.irt, the reverend gentleman announc
ed his text, 1st Peter, 2nd chapter and
17th verse. Iu his introduction he explained the teach'ur; of -.the chanter and
1 he m--ani.ng of the text, proving that
1 )Ve was the greatest need of the world
today. He traced the origin of the Oddfellow movement from its inauguration
in a little room in Manchester, Eng., in
1812, showing how those few men discovered the power and influence of love,
how they practiced as well -as wrought
out and extended the order then formed.
The benefits arising from such an order
soon became apparent, lodge after lodge
being formed, until today they are over
one million strong in that.-country.
Crossing the sea it took root in America
eighty-nine years ago. The brethren
over the line were not slow to see the
benefits in such an institution and it began to grow with great rapidity until the
the total memoership of the entire American continenf reached the gratifying total of 1.362 310.
The wives and daughters orthe men of
this Qriler. feeling that they too could derive much benefit from an order among
themselves of a similar nature started
what is now known as the Rebekah
branch and is conducted by the women
alone. They now have a membership of;
317.223.
The moral f.irce of such an order, continued the prearher, cannot be t< o
strongly em; hasiz d. The benefits to
the individual as well a? the community
in which the individual resides is distinctly marked in private as well as public life
In closing a most eloquent aud con-
v:n;ing sermon, Rev. Mr. Conn declared
that love was not onlv the   fulfilment   of
the law but the greatest purifying as well
as sanctifying power that ever possessed
humanity.
At the close of the sermon J. D. Lutns-
den saug the "Holy City" in  a very appreciable manner,   Miss  Popple   accompanying on the organ in  her   usual   fin
ished style.
It might be pointed out that the 2,000,-
000 membership mark is that which th£
entire order is pressing towards and hope
to reach with the close of the present;
sear. The total benefits given and re-:
ceive 1 to date were $5,005,753.
THE DOMINION PARLIAMENT
Present  Session. Likely  to he   Pro
longed Till Midsummer—Opposition Obstruct.
Ottawa advices state that members of
Parliament who have returned for the
the third and last 'stage of the present
session seem to beof the opinion that'the
earliest they will get away will be the
e.id of Jirne*with the possibility of the
s.ssiou running to the middle of July or
even later.
•The general impression is that the bill
tJ amend the Franchise Act, providing
f jr the revision of the electoral lists in
Manitoba, British Columbia and the unorganized portions of New Ontario, is the
piece of legislation most likely to pro
ljng the session.
Conservative members declare that the
House will sit till August or September,
if Aylesworth's bill is pushed, while the
Idberal.members are equally determined
that it shall become law, even if the ses
sion is so prolonged.
The fight over this measure promises to
be about the most interesting of the ses
sion. Apart from highly contentious
matters, there is still a great deal of leg
islation to be disposed of, including insurance bills, Graham's bill in respect to
the railway commission, the amendment
to the banking act bill, foreshadowed by
Hon. W. S. Fielding in his budget
speech; a bill to extend the boundaries
of Manitoba and in all probability an
important amendment to the Civil Sei-
Vtce Act. Besides, not more than 25 j er
cent, of the estimates have as yet been
voted on and it is hardly possible, even
if things go more smoothly than present
appearances indicate, that the work of
the House can be wound   up within ten
LAURIER COMING.
It is send-officially announced that
Premier Sir Wilfrid Laurier will" deliver
only seven speeches in British Columbia
on his proposed trip to the coast this
fall. He will not go to Prince Rupert.
His addresses will be at Vancouver, Victoria, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Kamloops, Nelson and Cranbrook.
LOCAL AND GENERAL
Martin Burrell to Again Contest Yale-Cariboo in Con- '
servative Interests.
Driard   Hotel    at   Nicola   Changes
Hands—Horse Stealing  Reported ;
—The Grim  Reaper.
C. A. Saunders, who recently arrived
in town, has purchased property and will
sh6rtly commence the erection of a residence thereon.
Hugh Hunter returned from Keremeos
lase Friday where he had been rounding
up money for the provincial coffers.
The well known Hotel Driard at Nicola
has changed hands, A. E. Howse having
■disposed-of-the property to Mir. Kinby, of
Quilchana, the purchase price being in
the neighborhood of $25,000. The new
proprietor-takes charge 1st of June.
! Don't forget the' OrJ'dfellows' ball on
May Day, Friday evening. Everything
is being done to make the occasion memorable in pleasure and enjoyment.
Divine services will be conducted at 2
p. m.and 7:30 p.m on Sunday, April 10,
in the Court House by Rev. T. Thurburn
Conn.
• Mr. Woodburri, of Vancouver, accompanied by Mr. Munro, of Nicofa, were in
tbwn on *Tuesday inspecting the workings of the Dominion* Government telephone system.
'On Tuesday morning J. Oswald Coulthard reported that some person or persons had stolen a black horse belonging
to him. The horse was grazing in an
enclosed field not far fr~m Mr. Coulth-
ard's residence on Monday afternoon
and must have been taken during the
All points touched by telephone were
notified to be ou the outlook for the missing animal and its purloiner.
The new fire bell ordered some time
ago arrived first of the week and will be
put in position for business without delay in a tower to be erected near the fire
hall on Bridge street.
Martin Burrill was nominated by the
Conservative convention at Vernon on
Thursday last, to oppose Duncan Roes,
Liberal.
Word comes from Granite Creek that
Chas. Debarro has sold his hotel there to
Hedley parties.
Sam Spencer is improving his home by
the building of a new fence around it.
Mrs. L. Huston, who has been visiting
in Casselton, North Dakota, for the past
few months, is expected to arrive home
on Saturday. She will be accompanied
by her mother and sister.
Keremeos is to "hold a grand celebration on Mav 24th, according to posters
just issued. Horse racing, baseball and
all kinds of athletic sports are included
and the alfalfa town are determined to
make the day's sports the best ever.
Chief Engineer Kennedy of the V.V.
& E is expected  in   Princeton shortly.
It is reported grading on the V. V. &
E. between Princeton and Hedley will
commence immediately after high water.
WINSTON  CHURCHILL   BESTED.
Asquith's. Ambitious Young. Minister
Turned Down by Electors—Blow
to Government.
A Manchester, England, despatch
under date of F'riday, 24th inst., says:
The northwest division of Manchester, by
the heaviest poll cast in 20 years, today
'reversing its verdict of 1906 by amajoritv
• of 429 votes, unseated ?.s its member of
Parliament, Winston Spencer Churchill;
.Liberal, who has been made president of-
the Board of Trade in the Asquith cabinet,.and who, that year, so brilliantly
wrested the seat from W. Johnson-Hicks,
unionist, his chief opponent.
. Three candidates stood for election and;
the result was  as follows:    W. Johnson-
Hicks, unionist, 5417; _ Winston  Spencer
Churchill, Liberal, 4988;  Mr. Irving, Socialist, 276.
The defeat of Mr. Churchill%'s looked
upon as a crushing blow to the prestige
of the Government and the young and
confident minister, which is bound to
K'-ive a marked influence in several otheE
impending bye-elections There will be
difficulty .in-finding for Mr. Churchill a
sa,fe seat elsewhere. The Liberals may
derive from their defeat what consolation
is possible from the fact that prior to 1906
the northeast division seat was held consistently by Conservatives.
It is reported from Dundee that the
Liberals there have sent a telegram to
Churchill inviting him to contest the
seat made vacant through the elevation
to the peerage of the Rt. Hon. Edmund
Robertson, Liberal, who has held the
seat since 1888.
DEATH OF ANGUS McLEOD.
Angus McLeod, known as "Scotty,"
passed away on Wednesday last after a
brief illness suffering from ulceration of
the stomach. The deceased was a native
of Storneway, Scotland, having migrated
to this part of the country some fifteen
years ago and at the time of death was 48
years of age. For the last few years he »
engaged in ranching at Wolf Creek.
The funeral was held on Thursday,
Rev. Mr. Conn officiating.
The late Mr. McLeod having no relatives in B. C, the disposition of the estate
has been left in the hands of Messrs. A.
Murchie and G. Murdoch.
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April 29  1908
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29.   1908.
THE CIVIL SERVICE.
A section of the   Conservative   press
is busily engaged in  abusing the Liberal,
Administration over what is disclosed by
the report of  the civil   service   coramis-i
sioners, now in the hands of  the public
in printed form.    Like' those who quote]
isolated texts from   the  Bible   to   prove]
their point, these furious partizans take
care to ignore certain passages in  the report in question and carefully void  giv-1
ing due publicity to the commissioners'
finding as a whole.
The report shows that the Liberal Administration inherited a bad system; that
in some departments great improvements
have been made, while in others inveterate evils have been   continued.    Of  the
truth of this the report of the   commissioners furnishes complete evidence.
Iu the course of their report, for example, they say:    Tbe commission
ers do not wish it to be considered
that any blame is to be  attached in
particular to  either of the political
parties who in turn have   administered the Government.    It   is   the
political element in  the  act which
from time to time has become more
aggressive, and what  has  steadily
tended to deteriorate the public ser
vice"    I 1 the course of their strictures on the methods of conducting
business in the department of marine and fisheries, the commissioners
say:     "This   state  of   things  has
been going on  ever  since  pre-con:
federation    times."      And   again:
"The trouble is not of recent origin
' but has been long continued, and is
the result of evil methods and practices persisted in  for  many years."
The Toronto Globe says the neg-j
lect of its predecessors would be no]
excuse for the Laurier Administration, and it is not offered  for   that
purpose.    If Mr. Foster   and   his
friends neglected    it   during   four!
years, it may be said that the  Liberals were not justified in ignoring
it during ten.    It can fairly be said
on their behalf that   many of  the
departments are being managed on
fdirly satisfactory lines, as the commissioners  frankly admit  with  respect to the post office.    The  Government is to be  thanked  for   the
appointment of such a commission,
and the commissioners  are   to   be
congratulated on their courage and
thoroughness.    It has  opened  the
way to wide and radical measure of
civil service reform.     No  one  can
read this report without seeing that
the primal curse in the transaction
of the public business is  the  exercise of patronage in its  various  in
sidious forms.     No  patriotic   man
can desire to see that system   per-
pituated.    The principles on which
it can be eliminated from  the  public   service    are    sufficiently   well
known and no time should be   lost
in stamping out the evil   once   for
all.    Sir Wilfrid Laurier  must get
the credit for taking the step  that
hrs  revealed  the   evil   in   all   its
hideousness.      Those   who   know
him btst will  have  no  diffiulty in
deciding what his  course  will  be.
He will undoubtedly hasten  to add
to the laurels of the party of which
he is head a real measure of  civil
service reform.   The country is ripe
is ripe for it.—Nelson News.
Wood,
Vallance &
leggat,
Limited.
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A. H. IRELAND, Superintendent of
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PRINCETON    BRANCH.
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J. R. CAMPBELL.
PRINCETON §      B. C
HOTEL TULAMEE
PRINCETON,   B.C.
McCOSKERY &,  KIRKPATRICK
PROPRIETORS
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that all claims
against-the late Angus McLeod must be
handed in to the undersigned trustees of
slid estate within thirty days of this no
tice, when all same will be paid, otherwise no account will be taken of them.
A. MURCHIE.
G. MURDOCH
Truste s.
Princeton, April 29, 1908.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given to whom it
may concern that one red heifer (hornless) branded as cut on left hip, and
one ball-faced steer, without ear _
marks and no brand discernable, both
about three years old tne coming spring
strayed on to the premises of the late
Angus McLod, and unless they are redeemed within thirtv days and expenses
of keep paid they will be sold by public
auclion to recover same.
A. MURCHIE.
G. MURDOCH.
Trustees A. McLeod estate.
Princeton, April 29, 1908.
F. W. GROVES
Civil and Hining Engineer
B. C. Land   Surveyor
Examinations  and   reports   made   on
mines and prospects.
Has   a   thorough   knowledge   of   the
Similkameen and Boundary Districts.
Plans of all Surveyed Lands and Mineral Claims
in the District. PRINCETON. B.C.
PREMIER BANKERMAN DEAD.
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, formerly British premier, died at 9:30 on the
morning of Wednesday la>t at his official
residence in Downing street, the cause of
death being officially given as heart failure. He resigned the office of prime
minister on April 5, and on his suggestion Herbert H. Asquith was appointed
h s sucressor. The death of Sir Henry
after a lingering illness of two months
did not come as a surprise. Although
the doctors' bulletins had not declared
his c andition critical, that fact was perfectly understood and the public had
-een expecting the announcement of bis
e d.
ROSSLAND PROGRESSING.
The mines of Rosslaud are steadily im
pr iving, says the  Miner, and  conditions
were never better than they are at  pres
ent, owing to the f ivorable   manner   in
which the lower levels   of   the   leading
mines are developing.    The ore  is   of  a
much better grade than was found on the
middle levels.    The recent discoveries in
the south bell promise to make that section a large producer of ore in the future.
The payroll in   Rossland.   declares -the:
Miner, is larger than in any town in Can
ada of similar population.
The Dominion Government are going
to spend some three millions of dollars
on the Fraser Riuer from its mouth to
Westmirster. This will be a great boon
to that city, affording the largest class of
shipping access to one of the finest fresh
water harbors in the world.
Don't forget thf t Howse & Co. is the
only place in town where you can get
the celebraU d Slater shoe.
The New Westminster lacrosse team
go s east in June and will play the Sham-
cks of Montreal for the Ivlinto Cup and
the ch.tmpions'hip of the world.
PRINCETON   LODGE
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Certificate of Improvements
"Freddie B" and "Rambler" mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining- division of Yale
district.   Where located:   On Five-Mile creek.
Take notice that I, Luke Gibson,  Free Miner*8
Certificate No. B946S, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining" Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements for   the  purpose  of
obtaining" a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of
such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of February, A.D. 1908. 8-16
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NOTICE.
T^TOTICE is hereby given that thirty days after
gjH date I intend to apply to the Supt. Provincial Police, Victoria, for a renewal of retail liquor
license for Granite Creek Hotel, Granite Creek,
B. C. CHARLES DE BARRO.
Granite Creek, B. C. April 8th. 1908.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that thifty days after
date I intend to apply to  the Supt.  Provincial  Police,   Victoria, for   a renewal   of   retail
liquor license for Hotel Otter Flat. Tulameen, B.C.
W. J. HENDERSON.
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Nearly 4,000 performers will be required for the grand pageant on the
Plains of Abraham next July to represent
the leading and heroic events in Canadian history. The grand stand horn
which the pageant with its background
of river and battleships and distant hills
will be viewed, will accommodate 15,000
psople. To enable all who desire to see
the pageant to do so several performances
will be given.
At the state representation before the
Prince of Wales the tickets will probably
run from $1 to $10 each, for it is intended
to secure as large a return as possible of
the cost for ihe benefit of the battlefield's
project.' The public will be able to see
the other performances for 10 to 50 cents
each.
Mr. Lascellas. master of the pageant,
has given out the list of scenes to be produced. It includes Jacques Cartier planting the cross near the hanks of the St.
Charles; his carrying away of the Indian
Chief Donnaconna; the court of Francis
I., when Cartier, by the command of the
king, relates his discovery of the western
country; Champlain :eceiving his commission at the court of Henry IV.; another scene in the life of Champlain at
Quebec; Mother Marie Incarnation,
teaching the Indian children; Mgr. Laval
receiving the Marquis Tracy and his bril-:
liant suite; Daumont de St. Lusson taking possession of the western country for
the king of France; Frontenac :eceiving
the message of Sir William Phipps at the
Chateau St. Louis; Dotnard and his 16
followers defending themselves against
the Iroquois, .and finally a grand tableaux of all the historic personages,
troops, etc.. with warships of different
nations in the background, saluting the
whole and making what Mr. Lascelles
declares will be such an assemblage as
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CANADA'S TRADE INCREASES.
The foieign trade of the Dominion for
the twelve months ending March 31,
totaled $638,390,291, an increase of $25,-
818,990 over 1907. Total imports were
$358,373,685, an increase of $18,008,940,
and total exports$280,016,606, an increase
of $7,810,000.
need to eat meat if you want to
enjoy life. We have the best.
Fish every Friday.
SUMMERS & WARDL
BUTCHERS
PRtNCEtON
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Supt. Provincial Police, Victoria, for renewal of retail liquor license for the Ash-
nola Hotel, Ashnola. B. C.
HUGH CAMPBELL.
Princeton, B.C., April 15, 1908.
NOTICE.
^JOTICE is hereby given that thirty days after
•^ date the undersigned intend to apply to the
Supt. Provincial Police, Victoria, for a renewal of
retail liquor license for Hotel Tulameen, Princeton, B. C.
McCOSKERY & KIRKPATRICK.
Princeton, B. C. April 8th, 1908. 15-20
AT THE GRANBY.
' Grand Forks advices state that some
valuable information has just been obtained regarding the operation of the
Granby smelter. It is stated that after
paying all expenses at the mines and
smelter the blister cop;;er has been put
on cars for a trifle less than eight cents
per pound of copper refined, sold and delivered in New York. A further statement is made that the entire copper production for 1908 will be under 8^ cents
per pound. For several weeks past the
Granbv smelter has been producing blister copper at the rate of two million five
hundred thousand pounds per year and
as there is now an abundance of coke on
hand, and as all labor difficulties appear
to be a thing of the past, there is n^w
every prospect of an exceedingly prosperous financial year for the big reduction
works.
HOT AIR COMES HIGH.
The Hon. George Eulas Foster, the
wind bag of the Conservative party at
Ottawa, duiing the year 1907 used up 4C0
pages of Hansard, with his fruitless talk,
at $50 a page. This year be has already
used up 200 pages and his tongue wags
on and on. In his fifteen years of public
life it is figured he has cost the country,
through Hansard, over two millions of
dollars.
COAL NEAR KAMLOOPS.
Word from Kamloops states that by
the action of a lecent rock slide in a deep
ravine near.Campbell creek, adjacent to
that town, a 14"foot seam of bituminous
coal has been unearthed. The discovery
has caused quite a sensation.
Th.
HUSTON   BROS., Props.
General Livery .business carried on.
Horses for hire, single or double. Wood
or coal delivered on shortest notice.
Draying in all its branches. Prices righjt
Satisfaction guaranteed.
OBITUARY.
■ Mhe death occurred early Wednesday
morning of Christoper Burkstead from
that dread disease consumption. The deceased at the time of death was about 40
years of age and was a native of Chris-
tiania, Norway. The late Mr. Burkstead
had been a resident of the Similkameen
for some years, laterly living on a ranch
on One-Mile, being highly respected by
all who knew him.
' The funeral takes place on Thursday
afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Conn,
who attended the dying man in hts la1*
hours, will conduct the service at the
grave.
ONE MILLION FRUIT TREES.
According to official information in
the hands of T. Wilson, Dominion inspector of fumigation' in British Columbia,
there will be at least one million fruit
trees set out in the province this }-ear.
Fruit growing.in this province is last attaining proportions which promise soon
to make it a riyal of the mining, lumbering and fishing industries as a source of
wealth.
:   HANDBOOK
•  (New Edition issued March, 1908.)
SIZE:    Octavo.
PAGES:    1228.
. CHAPTERS:    25.
SCOPE : The copper industry of the
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districts, states, countries and continents,
mines in detail, statistics of production,
consumption, imports, exports, finances,
dividends, etc.
. The Copper Handbook   is   concededly
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World's Standard Reference
Book on Copper.
The miner needs the book for the facts
it gives him regarding geology, mining,
copper deposits and copiaer mines
The metallurgist needs the book for
the facts it gives him regarding copper
milling, leaching, smelting snd refining.
The copper consumer needs the book
for every chapter it contains. It tells
what, and explains how and why.
The investor in copper shares cannot
afford to be without it. The Copper
Handbook gives statistics and general information on one hand, with thousands
of detailed mine descriptions on the
other, covering the copper mines of the
entire world, and the 40 pages of condensed statistical tables alone are worth
more than the price of the book to each
and every owner of copper miuing shares.
PRICE : $5 in buokram with gilt top,
or $7.50 in full library morocco.
TERMS : The most liberal. Send no
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or paid for if it suits. Can yon afford
not to see the book and judge for yourself of its value to you ?
WRITE NOW to the editor and publisher,
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April 29, 1908
THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
! "WHEN IT WAS DAWN."
BY
KEITH MACRONALD.
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(Continued from last issue)
"You are inspired to your profession,
Duncan, you are greatly gifted, you will
do.your duty, you will keep the faith,"
she said, as she looked with a deepening
in'erest on his handsome face. How deep
and clear was his outlook on life, how
true his spirit, how reliable his wliole
personality, were her unspoken thoughts.
His belief in the value of religions things
and in their power to govern and reform
the lives of men and women, she knew
was great, even in his college days. She
had already seen him in her imagination
' leading in his profession those who were
with him in spirit in believing in the rede mntjon of the world from sin to pure
andiholy livitig&*axid was he not even
now on the way to'that position. Was
he not one of too few who believed in and
s'.ood by the articles he had pledge 1
himself to keep and defend, and now
when it seemed he was most needed he
was going from them.
No, no, I must not think that, she said
in her heart. He will take them all with
him. Live in and for them and the
greater world will give the greater
sphere.
"Duncan, my son," she said at length,
you will let your goodness be an inspiration to all whom you have the joy to
minister to—won't you?" "Theie is
nothing," she continued without waiting
for an answer, "nothing so powerful as
goodness, pure personal goodness."
'Such as you have been to us all in our
home, mother; such as you have enabled
ine to see and value and now to be mine
to take with me to that land and people
whether 'tis the will of our father God to
send me. It is a piiceless gift. Yea, it
is the gift of God to men," was his
tributary reply to the one to whom he
owed perhaps more than he himself could
or would ever be able to know, for the
pure .personal goodness of a good mother
is_an unpurchasable gift.
"When do you go and make known
this deeision to Lily,' Duncan.
'.This aiternoon."
' She won't be expecting you today
will she r"
"No. Yet I feel she will. For such
as I have seen and heatd must have been
all seen and known to her." And so saying he kissed her cheek and prepared.to
go to her with whom he desired to form
one of the oldest and most sacred contracts on earth—that of asking the lady
of your rove to become the partner of
your life.
When she was left alone Mrs. Campbell turned the key in her room door and
"there by her old chair, where so often
before she had found light in darkness,
and strength in weakness, she knelt to
him to whom her son was given. But
instead of prayer a picture filled the
room. A picture of him guiding men
and women in spiritual things; seeking
the lost; helping the weak; battling with
vice, crime and sin. and saving those
held by its power and helping them to
purer.;and better things. This ^was the
work for which he came to me, to be
loved and trained for and now to which
he shall be given with a gladness that
can only be known by those who make
the sacrifice, for to serve one Lord and
m ster well is to serve one's country
bi.st, she mused to her. e'.f as  she  roe
fronjiher knees and re-tnrned the key in
the loci;.
The evening was well advanced before
she heard Duncan's footsteps in the hall.
Her deep eyes were on the, glowing fire
and it could be seen that the deep, strong
love betwixt mother and son was second
only to that love which existed between
that son and the woman who that very
afternoon promised to face life with him
in the strength of God.
CHAPTER  III.
Lily Rose wai with her sister Alice in
their own little room. It was very cosy
that winter evening and the glow of the
hearth warmed and cheered them both
as it fell upon them.
"I suppose," said Alice, "Mr. Campbell has at least said he loved you, Lily.
For anyone would expected him to have
said so after his visit the other evening."
"Do you think that could be taken out
of his visit, Alice?"
"That visit could have but one meaning, Lil. His greeting, his manner while
here, the tone of his voice, the look in
his eyes, all told the truth hidden in his
heart. He loves you, and came to tell
you so as well ask you for your love in
return, for I guessed that very night you
looked into each others eyes you loved
him as much as he loved you, only you
were not so sure ai hi was. There, I
have said just what I thought."
"And if I say it is all true what would
say, Alice, would you be glad. Would
you say I was worthy."
"Oh, Lill. you know I think you the
truest, bravest sister in all the world and
I don't know if there is a man living
good enough for you."
"Well, well, suppose I tell you he said
he did love me and would be the happiest man on earth if I could love him.
What would you advise? What do you
think? What is your opinion?"
' "Well, I like him—indeed, I could
love him. He is so interesting. He is
one of the very few men who are not
self-conscious, seldom speaking of himself or his. Then, he is devoted to his
mother and takes pride in his work. Indeed, we have heard how in the few
weeks he has preached in our church he
has done more good and given more
light, and brought more comfort1 than
many would in a whole life. To be honest, Lill, he is the kind of man whose
love 1 would be proud to own."
"Really, Alice, one to hear you would
think he had confessed love for you."
"Well, you asked me, and I have told
you. and I would be proud to have him
as a brother. There, now, you have got
what you asked for. I knew all the time
you were in love with him, and was only-
anxious to know what I thought, or if I
knew. I have eyes and I see with them."
So saying she ran to answer the door
bell which at that moment had rung.
"What was it Alice," asked Lilly, as
her sister returned.
"Only a postcard from Miss White to
say she would call tomorrow tosee if we
are to join the tennis club just forming,"
answered Alice.
"Well, Alice," said Lilly, "you will be
pleased to know I have decided to accept Duncan."
His Christian name slipped out, and a
vivid Hush mount-d   the   hepoy  girl's
face at once'.
"No need of that," remarked Alice.
"It's a good honest Scotch name."
'What if Duncan and I go abroad,
Alice?"
At this the younger sister paled a little
as such a thought had never entered her
mind, and Lilly seeing this at once
changed the line of thought by recalling
a discussion they had a year previous.
"Do you remember me describing to
you the man I would like to marry, if
ever I did marry ! as well as the profession he should be engaged in, and don't
you think Mr. Campbell is in every detail that man.!'
"I confess," replied her sister, "he is
very near indeed what yon described,
and I have no doubt that his future will
be one of great success."
The announcement that tea was waiting ended for the time the conclave be-
them. When they did resume much had
takeu place. Lilly had much to tell,
Alice had much to learn.
"It was in the garden on   that   lovely j
sunny afternoon, when it   seemed   as   if I
summer bad come for one short hour all j
for my sake aud to shine its blessing up-i
an us both, that   he   asked   me,  and   it
seemed that I had waited all  my life  to
heat him say he cared for me and "needed'
me."       'Yon   Lilly,'   he said,  'are my i
other self and I feel God has  given   you
to me.   Will you give me yourself.'  Ol:,
his voice went pulsing through  me.    I
looked into his eyes and I seemed to see
his very soul.    I held out both mv hands
to him, for I was unable to   speak.    The
thrill   of joy that   filled   my heart, the
peace that possessed my soul was as deep
and as sweet as heaven."
"Shall I see your father tonight," he
asked.
Great Northern
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To be continued.
SMILES.
"But you confess, papa," protested the
beautiful girl when the father showed indications of a desire to withhold his consent, "that you do not know of a single,
solitary thing that is in the least derogatory to his reputation."
"That's just it," replied the old gentleman. "I don't like the idea of bringing
anyone into my family who is so infern-.
ally sly as all that."
"Do you believe distance really lends
enchantment?"
"It does to bill collectors, but it certainly doesn't to pay day. '
Lawyer—The defendant in this case is
a lazy, worthless fellow, isn't he?
Witness—Well, sir, I don't want to do
the man any injustice. I won't go so far
as to say he's lazy, but if it required any
voluntary work on his part to digest his
vituals he would have died of a lack of
nourishment fifteen years ago.
Lawy.er (examining juroi)—Do you
understand the difference between character and reputation?
Juror—Reputation is the name your
neighbors give you; character is the one
they take from you.
"You Americans don't appreciate art,"
said the man from abroad.
"We don't, eh?" rejoined the earnest
patriot. 'Why, we pay sotre opera singers more than we do baseball players."
Lecture upon the rhinoceros.
Professor—I must beg you to give me
your undivided attention. It is absolutely
impossible that you can form a true idea
of this hideous animal unless you keep
your eyes fixed on me.
"So he praised my singing,  did   he?"
"Yes, he said it was heavenly."
"Did he really say that?"     "Well, not
exactly;   but he probably   meant   that.
He said it was unearthly."
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