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Grand Forks, B. C, Tuesday, December 22, J 903
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The well known firm of Jeff Davis
& Co., general merchants, need but little introduction to the public. They
are pioneer business men of Grand
Forks, und are well and favorably
known to all old-timer-), having started
in business here in Itiyo, when this
place was only a mining camp. Tnis
energetic firm has made rapid strides.
.From a modest grocery store in the
pioneer days, they have been gteauuy
growing in commercial enterprise, until today they have one of the best assorted and most up-to-date stocks to be
found in southern British Columbia.
Great credit is due Mr. J eft'Davis, the
senior member of the linn, for the
pluck and determination he exhibited
in staying with the city through the
early days. He ne'ver lost faith m the
future greatness of the town and surrounding country. To tins firm is due
the credit for the opening up aud developing of many good properties in
the mining camps contiguous to the
city, for which many a pioneer pros-
pector could vouch. -f-.o honest and
well-meaning prospector everoippea-ed
to tiieni in vain forgi supply of goods
tu enable him to'do an assessment
work or help to show' up some promising property. The goods were always
advanced without payment until a
turn" was made of the properties,
which might be from six months to a
year and a half. This store comprises
three special departments, and in
which may be found all l.nes earned
in a modern store in eastern Canada.
The dry goods department is ,11 charge
of' F. li. McKenzie, an experienced
and capable salesman. Anticipating a large holiday Uade, they
have put in an immense stooK
of varied and use.ui C iristuias
presents. Upon entering their place
of business one is struck witli tue
homelike and comfortable let-ling
| which prevails. The general get-up
j of the decorations in tiie dry goods department reflects great crauit on those
li iving the matter in charge, and a;
jptrsofl would indeed be hard io please j
1 if ho could not choose something as a I
j present from the numerous pretty ar-
i tides, both useful and ornamental,
which are therein displayed. Tho
grocery department, wnich is in charge]
of D. •)-). Monro, is complete in every
detail. All goons are clean and fresu. |
Their Christmas display m this hue is
uuetpiuled, and their holiday tra ie
should be a good one. The clothing
department is in charge of J-id Davis,
who also acts as general overseer ot
all the departments. The clothing
department is a new feature, as they
have only recently fitted up the second
door for this purpose, It comprises
all the latest styles and patterns in
ready-to-wear clothing, which are sold
at moderate prices. Kd is an experienced clothing salesman, having spent
a number of years ia a large wholesale
store in Portland, Ore. lie was born
in Brock ville, Ont., aud is un<> of thc
boys. Jeff Davis, the senior member
of the tirm, was also born in Brock-
villc, and before coming to Grand
Forks was engaged as bookkeeper in a
large establishment in Portland, Ore.
He is one of Grand Fork's popular
business men. He has always identified himself with the city's welfare
and advancement. He was elected
I mayor of the eity in the spring of
lo98, and discharged the duties of
that oHice with high honors. This
jfinn occupy their own handsome store,
j whioh is situated on the corner of
bridge and .Second streets.    Mr. Jeff
Davis also owns one of the finest residences in the city, which goes to show
the unbounded faith he always had in
the future of Grand Forks.
W. K. 0. MAHLY.
W. K. C. Manly iB the leading
hardware merchant of not only Grand
Forks but the Boundary country, and
can be truthfully termed the pioneer
of pioneer business men in the Kettle
valley, coming from Grand Rapids,
Mich., in the spring of 1893, he
opened the first general stove in this
district. From Trail on the east to
liock Creek on the west Mr. Manly
had the only store. He brought his first
hardware stock with him from Michigan. Other lines he purchased in
Spokane, and on which he had to pay
a heavy duty. He carried on a general mercantile business for several
years. After the establishment of
other grocery stores here, he confined
himself exclusively to the hardware
business, and one only needs to visit
his up-to-date store on Bridge street to
witness evidences of his success. He
carries one of the largest and best assorted stocks to be found in the Boundary. He never lost faith in the future of Grand Forks, centered, as it is,
in the heart of a rich mining district.
Once more Mr. Manly is going to
branch out in the grocery business,
and with tins end in view is erecting
a commodious building to be used for
that purpose adjoining his present
hardware store. He has always identified himself with the city's welfare
and advancement. He has served as
alderman for several terms, and at thi*
present time is president of the board
of trade,
A. D. Morrison, the popular jeweler
and optician, was born in Victoria
county, Ontario, and is a thorough
Canadian. He learned his trade with
the large wholesale watch manufacturers and jewelers, 1\ W, KllisiY Co.,
of Toronto, also graduating at the
C n dian Ophthalmia college, Toronto,
in February, 1898. He first opened in
tho jewelry business in the town of
Beaverton, Out. A leading eastern
paper had this to say of Mr. Morrison
after lie commenced business in that
city. ".Mr. A. D. Morrison, of Beaverton, who has been for the past six
months acquiring tho fullest information respecting the most difficult operations in watchmaking nt the establishment of P. W. Ellis ifc Co,, lias just
returned to his town, where he bus
fitted up one of the neatest and best
equipped retail jewelry shops in northeastern Ontario, With the increased
knowledge lie bus obtained of watchmaking, and with the experience he has
acquired by close observation of the
best city stores, Mr, Morrison will no
doubt give his patrons the best of satisfaction in all the many lines handled
by him; and do their repairing iu
such a manner that his trade will certainly increase," JJke hundreds of
other business men in the east, when
the mining excitement broke out in
British Columbia he contracted the
western fever. Coming to Grand
Forks, he immediately decided to open
up in his line here, which he did in the
fall of 189H. After five years of close
attention to his business and faithful
service to his many patrons, he has
built up a substantial trade. His
store OH BHdge street is one of the
most up-to-date in southern Hritish
Columbia. In addition to his large
jewelry stock, he carries one of the
finest collections of coins, stamps, Indian and other curiosities to be found
in the country. A complete list and
description of Mr. Morrison's collections would take up too much space,
but the following will give some idea
of their extent: Arrow points, flint
and copper; tanning stones; Indian
pipes, four varities; tomahawks; beads;
eight varieties of totems; skinning
stones; a clock that has run for over
a century; two canes mode from*-wood
used in the construction of the first
house built in Beaverton, Ont.; freaks
of nature in wood; a large collection of
coins, stamps, shells, birds and animals, stuffed beavers; minerals and
ores; a pocket book made prior to 1770;
collection of flints used by first settlers
in making lires. The collection includes several curiosities in the newspaper liue, among which may be mentioned a copy of the Ulster County
Gazette of June . 4. 18U0; Glasgow
Courier and Glasgow Chronicle of
1825, and many other articles too
numerous to mention. Those looking
for a nice Christmas or New Year's
gift will do well to call and inspect
Mr. Morrison's stock, which is up-to-
date and offered at reasonable  prices.
John Donaldson, fruit and confectionary dealer, has been a resident of
Grand Forks for over six years. He
came to the Boundary country, in
company with \V. B, Bower, now oity
clerk, from Guelph, Ont., in the spring
of 1897, and a few months after arriving he and Mr. Bower formed a
partnership aud opened up in the
bicycle business, which they carried on
for a year. After disposing of this
business Mr. Donaldson opened
a fruit and confectionery store on
Riverside avenue, then the principal
street in the eity. He later moved to
the old postollicc building on Bridge
street, remaining there until ho moved
into his present building on the corner
of First and Bridge, which he erected
himself. Mr. Donaldson was born in
Quebec, Que . aud is of Scottish descent. He was employed for several
years in a largo wholesale store in
Guelph, and thoroughly understands
the business. He was elected u member
of the Grand Forks city council for
three years iu succession, which Speaks
for itself as regards his popularity and
business ability, lie carries the largest stock of confectionery, cigars, etc.,
in the Boundary country, and is
a strong believer of judicious advertising iu the loeal press. Like all the
pioneer business men of the city, he
looks fora prosperous year in 1904,
h. K. wooiu.aNd.
Harold li. Woodland,-Grand Fork's
popular druggist, was born in Ottawa.
He is a graduate of the Toronto College of Pharmacy, and also holds tho
degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy ofthe
Toronto university. He served some
time in a large drug store in'Ottawa,
and in 1K(J8 he came to Brandon,
Man., spending one year in that city.
Hearing wonderful accounts of the
western mining country, he came lo
Grand Forks, and after carefully sizing up the situation in this district,
decided to open up in the drug business. He secured a building OilBridge
street, and on the 1st day of October,
1898, his store was opened to the public. Mr. Woodland is a man of sterling business qualities, and the four
years that ho has been in business
here has gained for him the confidence
of his numerous customers, and by
careful and close attention to everything in the ding line, he has built up
and greatly increased hie trade, Customers ean always rely on prompt and
*m efficient service, and the greatest can-
is taken in filling prescriptions. He
carries everything to be found in an
up-to-date drug store. A fancy line of
Christmas goods is a prominent feature of his stock. Mr. Woodland now
enjoys the distinction of being the
only druggist in the city, having recently purchased the stock and good
will of the Fraser Drug Co., which he
has combined with his own, having
moved his goods to the latter store
iu the Chappie block. He has pinned
his faith to (Irand Forks, and looks
for good times in the near future.
.1. n. HODSON.
James H. Hodson is the genial proprietor of a general store in the west
end of the city, formerly the city of
Columbia. His establishment ranks
as the second oldest grocery business
in Grand Forks, having been founded
in the spring of 18D7 by Josh Anderson, now of The Sun editorial staff.
This was the lirst mercantile establishment openod in upjnr Grand Forks,
afterwards incorporated as the city of
Columbia. Thc building was situated
on the corner ef Government avenue
and King street, and owned by Hay,
McCallum & Wright, In the'fall of
1900 Jas. H, Hudson took over the
business, and after the advent of the
C. P. Railway lie moved the store
to its present location near the C.P.R.
station. By persistent energy and
fair methods he has built up a substantial and successful business, and
shares the confidence of his many customers. His special line is groceries,
but he also carries a good line of boots
and shoes, and is ever ready to meet
the demands for overalls, smocks,
pants, underwear and many other articles in the gent's furnishings line.
Mr. Hodson is an Fnglishimm by
birth, having been born in Yorkshire,
England, hut has become thoroughly
Canadianized by his li.'l years' residence on this side the pond. He left
the east for Manitoba when the rush
to that province occurred in the spring
of i 879. He served one year in the
Columbia city council, and at the present time he is one of the directors of
the English ifc French Gold Mining Co.
M. D. White, jeweler and optician,
was born in Brantford, Out., where he
learned his trade. He spent nearly
ten years with Alex Moll'att, one of
the largest dealers in jewelry west of
Toronto. The western fever struck
him, and he came to (Irand Forks in
the spring of 1897, soon afterwards
opening up iu the jewelry and watch
repairing business. From that time
to the present he has been identified
with the interests of the city iu many
capacities. In 1901 he was elected
mayor by a substantial majority. He
served three years in the eity council,
being returned for the South ward one
year by every vote but one, and that
vote was east by his opponent,, He
owns several valuable mining properties, and also a considerable amount
of real estate. His close attention to
his own, as well as the city's business
has won him the confidence of his
many friends. Some three years ago
he took his brother, A. XA* White,
into partnership with him, and since
that time the lirni has been known as
White Bros. During the dull times
they reduced their stock, but expect
soon to greatly increase it, as they anticipate a prosperous season in 1901.
They make a specialty of watch repairing and engraving, anil business
entrusted to their care will receive the
best of attention.
Geo, E. Mnssie, merchant taller, is
another pioneer to stay by Grand
Forks. He has worked iu several large centers in the United
Slates, thus having gained a
thorough   knowledge of   tailoring on
both sides the fine, lb1 came from the
east to Bossland, and engaged in business there prior to coming to this city,
where he has successfully carried on
his merchant tailoring establishment
for the past five years. Mr. Massie
is well and favorably known, having
identified himself with the best interests of the city since locating here.
Ho carries one of the largest and best
assorted stocks to be fonnd west of
Winnipeg, and customers can always
rely on the latest patterns nnd styles
when in need of a suit of clothes or
anything in the tailoring line. His
prices are very moderate, and compare
ijnite favorably with the prices in
eastern cities. He is energetic and
enterprising, and always pays thn
closest attention to business, which accounts for his success in building up a
substantial trade.
n. m'i.em.an.
N. McLellan, the popular Hour nnd
feed   merchant, wns  born   in   Ailsa
Craig, Ont.    In   tho  year   1890   he
came as far west as Moos jaw, in the
Nurth-West Territories, where he engaged in railroading for the C. P. 11.
After leaving the C. P. li. ho went
into the Slocan mining country* and
after thoroughly investigating the resources iu that district, opened a flour
and feed store in Slocan City. He remained in business there for several
years, and then moved to Cascade
City, where he was siieessful in building up a large trade, often shipping
carloads of flour and feed as far west
as Greenwood. In fact, the demand
from western points after the advent
of the C. P. K. was so great that be
concluded to move to a more cen/ral
point, and as Grand Forks offered the
best site as a distributing centre, he
located here in. the year 1899. Since
that time he has, through persistent
energy and close attention to business,
laid the foundation of a profitable
trade. He does a large wholesale
business in flour with the retail merchants throughout the Boundary. The
hulk of his feed he purchases in quantities of from four to five carloads in
Calgary and Edmonton, North-West
Territories. His llour consists of
Manitoba's best brands, and is shipped
direct from tbe big mills. Mr. McLellan has always been ready to promote the welfare ofthe city, and has
assisted in many ways in so doing.
He was elected a member of the last
city council, and has proved himself
worthy of the confidence of the electors by standing up for the best interests of the ratepayers lirst and last.
Mac is a Scotchman out and out, and
he is a member of the "clan."
W. Jl, Itter is the proprietor of the
well known book and stationery store
on Bridge street. He opened up business in Grand Forks in August, 1898,
having lived three years in Boss'land
prior to coming here. He is to be
congratulated on the success he has attained during the four years he has
hecn hi tiie city. Only recently he hud
to secure larger quarters to meet
the demands of an increasing trade,
and today a visit to his large and up-
to-date store will convince anyone
that his stock cannot be equaled in
the Boundary country, and would do
credit to a city of much greater pretensions than Grand Forks. Every-
th ng in the book and stationery lines,
as well as all the latest magazines, is
kept,in stock. A prominent feature
of the store iH a large and fully
equ.pped circulating library, which includes all the latest books, and the
benefits of the same can be enjoyed by
paying the small sum of 50 cents a
month as a membership fee. Purchasers of Christmas or New Year's gifts
cannot make any mistake by looking
over his large stock of holiday novelties, which are offered to the public at
reasonable prices. Mr. Itter pays the
closest attention to business, and is
popular with all classes. He is promt-
nently connected with several lodges
in the city. He is a Canadian, having been born in Ontario,
j. w. JCNBS.
J. W, Jones is the pioneer furniture
dealer of Grand Forks. He opened up
as a manufacturer of furniture in 189(i,
and a few years later added a full
line of house furnishings. During his
seven years of residence here Mr,
Jones has built up for himself a prosperous business, and a visit to his
large store on lliverside avenue will
demonstrate to the most skeptical that
his goods are in every way unsurpassed
by any to bo found in the Boundary
country. Any article necessary in
furnishing a modest little room to a
modern palace ean be had from him at
terate prices. He has had the
contracts fur furnishing nearly nil the
large hotels which have been opened
in the city during the time he has
been here, and has fulfilled them all
in a satisfactory manner. Mr. Jones
was born on Prince Edwards Island,
and moved to British Columbia when
the mining excitement first broke out.
He is a popular citizen, and was a
member of the city council for several
George Chappie is the pioneer plumber of Grand Forks. He installed the
first waterworks system in tbe city
five years ago, and has practically
done all the work in that line since.
When Columbia called for tenders for
the. installation of a waterworks plant,
Mr. Chappie was given the preference,
and he performed the work to the
satisfaction of all concerned. He
came west from Eastern Canada, and
was engaged in business at Everett,
"Wash., for sevqral years, later moving
to Trail, where he was a member of
tho Trail Plumbing company for two
years prior to coming to this city, Bo-
sides being engaged in the plumbing
business, he carries a large stock of
bicycles for sale, and also runs a bicycle Hvery. His place of business is
on First street in his ownbjoek, which
is a credit to the eity. He is a prominent member of several lodges, and is
one of the popular pioneers, He carries a full line of plumbing supplies,
and all work entrusted to his care will
receive prompt attention.
N.   D. .u'lNTOSlI.
N. D. Mcintosh, the energetic and
enterprising • second-hand dealer, lias
conducted business in Grand Forks for
the past four years. He was engaged
in business in the Kootenays, as well
as in Northport, Wash., before coming hero. From the time of opening
up here to the present he has exper
ieiiced nothing but success, and his
business is increasing every day, and
as a result he will, about the first of
next month, move into more commodious quarters, having rented from N.
McLellan the Morrison block, adjoining the postoffice. Besides a large
stock of second-hand goods, Mr, Mcintosh will carry a complete line of
new goods, such as furniture, hardware and cutlery; in fact, anything
from a needle to an anchor can be purchased from him. He is deserving of
success, as he is industrious, hardworking and thoroughly reliable.
W. H. Dinsmore, merchant tailor,
has been in business in the city for the
past four years. He hails from Thorn-
herry, Ont., but was engaged in the
tailoring business in Kamloops for a
number of years prior to coining to
Grand Forks. He carries a nice line
of goods, comprising all the latest
patterns in tweeds, worsteds aud
cheviots. His careful and conscientious work on all orders left in his care
iias gained him many customers, and
he is steadily building up a profitable
trade. Mr. Dinsmore is optimistic as
to tho future of Grand Forks, and
looks for a big revival iu all lines of
business ia the near future. -All work
entrusted to him, either in making up
now clothes or cleaning and repairing,
will receive the best of attention, aim
can be thoroughly relied on,
Harold Jackson is Ihe proprietor of
the City Meat market, which was recently opened in the Sheads budding
on bridge street) Before going into
business for himself, Mr. Jackson was
employed by P. Busns ti; Co., having
acted in the capacity of bookkeeper for
that tirin for live years. Prior tocom-
iug to Grand Forks he was engaged
with the Eust Kootenay Meat company for a number of years. He has a
thorough knowledge ofthe meat business, and therefoieis in a position io
ive his customers the best of satisfac-
t.utt. He has a tempting display of
poultry, meats, etc,, for the Christinas
trade, aud as he is a popular citizen,
success in his new enterprise is assured
e. a. rainky.
Lord Arthur Rainey, as he is familiarly culled by his host of friends,
is the proprietor of the only smokers1
emporium in Grand Forks, aud is one
of the most popular business men in
the eity. Mr. Ba.ney was born in
Spilsbv, England, and comes   from an
tld Knglish family. Before leaving
the "tightlittle isle he lived for eleven
years iu London. He has also resided
for two years in Germany. He has
been an extens've traveler, having
lived at one time or another in nearly
all the big cities in eastern Canada
and the United States. Before coming west he was .ingaged in the nursery business at Grimsby, Out., in
partnership with C. H. Kermau, now
also a resident of this eity. lie arrived iu (irand Forks four and one
half years ago, aud six months later
opened the "emporium." Mr. Itaiuev
has just received a large shipment of
smokers' articles suitable for Christmas
preseuts, which he is disposing of at
moderate prices.
\V. L. Wells, insurance agent, bus
been n resident of the city for the
past five years. He came here from
Chilli wuck, B. C, and for a number
of years ran a blacksmith shop in
Columbia. He recently engaged in
the insurance business, and at present represents the following reliable
lire insurance companies: The London Mutual, the Anglo-American,
the Ottawa, and the Equity.
The Union Meal company is a new
firm to open up business in Grand
Forks. This company was recently
lately incorporated to carry on business throughout the Boundary country, and have behind them sufficient
capital/to meet all competition. Mr.
W. A. Law, a popular businessman
of Greenwood, is the general  mana
ger. They also have shops in Phoenix nnd Greenwood. This enterprising eompany have a large and well
fitted up market in this city in
charge of an experienced man, W.
Lee, of Fort McLeod, and are now
in a position to supply the wants of
the public in the meat line.
John Haverty, the popular agent
for the Loan and Savings Co., Ltd.,
of Montreal, lias been doing business
for this company for the past six
months in Grand Forks, and up to
date has been very successful in
securing a fair share of the patronage in this linn. Mr. Haverty is an
oldWinnipeger, having lived there
during tho boom days. He came to
this city three years ago, and for thc
period of one year ran the Pacific
hotel in Columbia.
The regular meeting of the city
council was held in the city hall
Monday evening. Those present
were: The mayor, Aid. MoLellal),
MoCallum, Martin, (law and Feeney.
On motion, the insurance on the
power house was ordered renewed.
W. B. Willcox, of the Phoenix
Pioneer, made a proposition' to the
council in reference to space in a
special   nuinhor   of   his papert  in
magazine form, with a descriptive
write-up of the Boundary district in
general, including all tho towns and
cities. The mattee waa favorably
looked on, and was laid over until
tho next meeting.
After the regular routine business
had been finished Aid. Gaw asked
leave to introduce a by-law providing for the remuneration of the
mayor. At this poidt Aid. McLellan objected. lie stated that he
had introduced a similar by-law,
and that when it reached the committee of the whole Aid. Gaw and
Feeney had added clauses providing
for the remuneration of the aldermen as well as thc mayor, which
was contrary to his intentions. Furthermore, that by-law was passed
against his wishes, and was now held
by the city solicitor to be in doubt
on a certain point, and in the solicitor's opinion it would be better to
introduce a new by-law, but to this
Aid. McLellan strenuously objected,
lie and the mayor crossed swords
during the discussion, and had quite
a lively tilt. When the debate finally came to an end, the matter was
put to a vote. Aid. Gaw and Feeney
voted for it, and Aid. Martin and
McLellan against. Aid. McCallum
took the same as on similar occasions recently, and did not vote.
Tbe council then adjourned until
next Wednesday evening at 8
The following table gives the ore shipments of Boundary mines
11)00,  1901, 1002, 11)08, and for the past week:
Granby Mines,Phoenix...
Snowshoe,  Phoenix	
Brooklyn, Phoenix	
Mother Lode, Deadwood.
Sunset, Deadwood	
Morrison, Deadwood..	
B. ('. Mine, Summit	
R. Bell, Summit	
Knima, Summit	
Senator, .Summit Camp...
Oro Denoro	
Winnipeg, Wellington	
Golden Crown, Wellington
Athelstan, Wellington	
I\ ingSolomon, W. Copper.
No. 7 Mine. Central	
City of Paris, Central	
Jewel, Long Lake	
Canni. West Fork	
Providence, Providence...
Ell h im, Greenwood	
Ruby, Boundarv Falls...
Total,  tons  !)!),7;i0
'iranby Smelter treated .. 62,387
190$, Past Week
5,01 (i
3,230       3,456
653,661      li),737
348,704     12,900
New Meat Market
we beg to announce to the people of Grand
Forks that we have opened an
Where at all times will be found a fine stock
Give us a trial.
J. W.Jones
Furniture Dealer
A large consignment of Lounges, Dining-room Chairs,
Tables and Sofas just arrived. Call and inspect them.
Also a stock of Blankets, Quilts, Pillows, etc., to lie sold
at greatly reduced prices. See our display of Pictures
for Christinas.
Riverside Avenue
Grand Forks
A Complete Line of Furniture, Hardware and Cutlery Always
Carried in Stoek and Sold Bed-Rook Prices. Largest Variety of
Cioods in tbe City.
Bought and Sold. Call and Inspect My Goods. A Great Variety
of New Articles Suitable for Christmas Gifts.
The Tr-xmp
Park Bench
A Ckrlitn-Li Story by
[Copyright, 1901, by Zo. Anderlon Norrla.]
IT wai Christmas night, and tbe
Philanthropists' club was holding
lta usual celebration of Hie festival. Tbe Christmas dinner had
arrived at tbe stage of tbe deml tasse
and remarks.
Naturally tbe president was tbe first
to speak.
"Reynolds," laid be, Indicating by
tbe gesture of a massive band tbe
member of the club situated on his
left, "you may relate your experience
last night In helping tiie poor. According to our agreement, If you remember,
we were to expend a certain amount In
charity on Christmas eve, not only for
the purpose of giving Immediate relief
so far as our funds went, but In order
to ascertain something of the extent of
tbe poverty existing In this great city
of New York, In which we live."
The club members, among whom
was an artist rendered somewhat con-
spicuous by the length of his locks and
the exceeding breudth of his soft black
de, Ut their cigars us Reynolds rose.
"It was snowing"— he begun.
"Skip ull Unit," hastily put In a newspaper uiuu. "Of course, if it was
uirlstuius eve, it wus snowing."
"Tiie hapless outcasts lu the park
had ranged themselves us nearly as
pussiule according to the tree brunches;
b.tt, being large in number, they over-
li. plied then), some to the length of two
bi'iinclies or more, so thut these sat
unprotected from the suow, which soft-
l.i Bouked them."
The newspaper man raised bis hand
"Will you permit me, Mr. President,"
Interrupted he, "to suggest thut ull
description be ellmlnutedV Otherwise
we'll be sitting here lu broad daylight."
"It may be as .well," assented the
president suavely, "to omit descriptions
of scenery, for, us the geutlemuu bus
just stilted, it inuy have the effect of
detaining us longer than Is absolutely
IteyimldH, reaching for a glass of
water, wet bis lips before be began
"I buttoned my overcoat to the
throat," he said then, "for the wind
wus raw und keen, and walked up to
the lirst trump I came to. He sst near
the fountain on the corner seat of a
long bench. I touched him geutly on
the sleeve und said to him:
" 'My good man, bow come you to be
horeV "
The newspaper man leaned forward
ubsorhcdly. Ills eyes agleum.
"Were those your exact words'/" be
inquired ill so rapt u manner that the
president once more let full the fork.
iteyaolds. disdaining the uucstlon,
sought lu several pockets for a pocket
handkerchief, and. Hading one at
length, delicutely mopped his lids.
"The story he told." tie stammered,
"would have brought teurs to the eyes
of the coldest hearted.
"It was not so different from the usual run of such stories." faltered Reynolds. "Me bad seen better days: be
had not always been obliged to sleep Id
ii park, etc.: he bad s wife and two
children: be had been unuble to support them; they were all three with bis
wife's mother. Aa I say. It was uot to
much the story aa bis manner of telling
It. It affected you beyond description.
It couldn't help but affect you. I took
a live dollar bill from my vest pocket
and thrust It Into his hand."
"And then." queried the president,
"what did he do?"
"He became so deeply affected." returned Reynolds, "tbat I whirled about
and left him. unwilling to witness the
•rerwhelmlng nature of hla gratitude."
He aat down. The artist coughed
slightly, covered his mouth with hla
hand a moment, relit hla cigar, which
had gone quite out, and blew the
smoke to the celling.
The president motioned to bis neighbor to rise. His name was Caruthers.
He scanned his listeners attentively,
frowning as he talked.
"My experience," Bald he, "resembled
to a certain degree that of my friend
Reynolds there. I must have visited
the same purk. Union park, was it?"
with a nod to Reynolds.
"Yes," replied Reynolds; "Union
"I circled the fountain,",he went on.
"and proceeded to u long bench, when,
1 stopped near a seedy looking individual who In spite of the steudy full of
snow sat nupplug there. I tupped bim
on the shoulder, roused him from his
sleep and asked his history. It was
rumbling, as that related by Reynolds.
He had Been better days.. Most ot us
huve. He hud not always slept In
psrks. Kew huve. And. like Reynolds'
trump, he had a wife und two children,
whom he bud been obliged long befort
to send home to the wife's mother.
Like the story of Reynolds' trump,
there was nothing out of the ordinary
with the exception of the manner In
which he stammered and shook telling
j    At this point Caruthers appeared to
j experience some little difficulty lu articulating. Wheu he hud recovered,
"Reully," he finished, "It was distressing;  taos. distressing.    It grieved me
I deeply.   I thrust a five dollar bill into
] his hand anil hurried away."
He had hardly time to resume his j
] seat when ttiree nm'ubers of the club ;
; rose simultaneously,
"There's some fraud about this!"
they cried. "We went together. We
saw the same man. He hint the sump
wife und two children who were living with the sain" nld raother-lnluw.
By .love:   We were so disitessed we '
gave  liltti  $n  apieee.   ainl   Hull   made
til'teen good old solid dollars lietweea
US," |
They Unug themselves back in their r
•-li.ui's und guzed in an excited and in- ;
digujiut way from one face to another
in search of some reasonable explanation of the pl.eiiiiineunii.
the newspaper man suddenly stood,
it was as If lie hud Just waned up.
"Was he tail atlit thill/" lie question-
ed.  "Did lie wear a sling;'1 red tieurd. I
long hair, an old slouch Ian and a rug- '
ged gray overcoat out at the elbows I
and   fringed   with   a   mighty   fringe
.round the lieiu.'   1 say, were his shoes
old. and did lie go liut'etianded tn me
snow y"
"ii-s. yes." unswered tin* rest in a
chorus, "all that, ami more."
"Then," declared the newspaper man,
i "I. loo. tank oal a live dollar bill and
i made him a present of ft." And. falling
I limply back in Ills chair, be took to
.tapping the arm of it with impatient
j lingers.
The artist had slipped out of the
j room.
After u period be returned, transformed.
His heard was shaggy and red. bis
shoes were worn ut tbe toes and down
ut tbe heels, his hut wus one of the
or THE
Xm&>s Tree
A   Yuletide   Sketch   ky
ICopyrl-fht. 1903. by C. N. Lurle.]
TIIK Clirlsiuiiis tree for tin; dis-
phi}- of presents is an evolution. The true origin and significance ot this urltoreul feature of Yuletide are uncertain. Appar-
emly II id derived from au ancient custom. The pagan nices of northern Europe had a deep veneration for trees as
the abodes of the gods. For Instance,
the linden sheltered Uerctita, the spirit
kindly to babes. When celebrating
festivals tbe chosen tree of tbe differ- ,
ent gods were rtoco.'uted with tights, '
wreaths and tassels, and offerings to
tbe spirits were suspended in U»
The Romans used greenery in the
festivals of Saturn, celebrated in December, and carried the custom among
the Germans. The Egyptians used
trees for Interior decoration, their favorite being the palm.
A work of fiction produced In France
over 700 years ago contains a deacrlp-
cTHerchant Tailor
A large assortment of Latest Patterns in Tweeds and
Worsted Goods.    Suits from	
No trouble to show goods.
Call in and order a CHRISTMAS SUIT.
Bridge Street
Grand Forks, B. C.
Now Is the Time
"THAT,"  BHOUriD   TIN   VO10SS.   "18   TB»
slouch variety, and bis overcoat was
gray and long and bo fringed at tbe
hem as to assume the uppeurunce of
having been fringed Intentionally.
Ten fingers pointed at him.
"That." shouted ten voices, "la the
The artist bent a bumble and apologetic head,
''Yea," acknowledged he, "I am tbe
"But you are a member of the club."
they stormed. "You knew all about em-
plan of relieving the poor. Yea laid
part of tbe money yourself. Why did
you take ours?"
The artist shrugged weary shoulders.
Be spread out two deprecating hands.
"I am an artist," he explained aim-
ply. "I needed It"
tion of a tree having Its brunches from
top to bottom decked with burning cuu-
dles, with the figure of u child at tbe
very top sending forth a brilliant light
This tree lu soint way symbolized
Christianity, the cundles representing
souls and the child typifying Christ.
It is Buld that the Christinas tree wus
adopted In France and England In
1840. Prince Albert Is credited with
huving Introduced It in England the
first Christinas following his murriuge,
which wus In 1840. Within u few years
after that one of the trees at Windsor
castle bore gifts valued at JH.1.000. Uut
more than a century before Prince Albert's advent an Improvised Christmas
tree, called a "besunt," was carried in
processions In England at Yuletide. It
consisted of u pole decked with holly
or other evergreens and ribbons, together with oranges and apples and
sometimes a pulr of dolls.
The Irrepressible desire for novelty
bus led to unique variations In Christmas trees. A society woman having a
couple of valuable pet dogs got up a
dogs' Christmas tree and invited forty
or more of the neighboring thoroughbred pups to the ovation.
Th* device by which Santa Claua
Is cooped up In the trunk of a portable
tree, with his head showing out at
times, is very simple, yet very taking
with young folka. it la accomplished
by having two empty barrel, without
head, fastened one above tbe other
and covered wltb moss, bark and
lichen. Through a knot hole Santa's
voice Is heard. Tbe structure being on
casters, the Imp Inside can move It
about the platform to the Infinite delight of the children.
Another device for having a voice Issue from tbe Christmas tree fa accoin-
Vlisbed by tbe use of the telephone, the
receiver being hung in the tree. The
nbsent ones can then send familiar
tones to those present and when the
speakers are very dear and unavoidably absent tbe message Is tbe best
Christmas present that can be conceived of for the occasion. An electrical outfit for lighting Christmas
fives has been Invented at small cost
One clever boy used It wltb novel results by applying ft to a magnificent
evergreen standing In front of hla
home. It wns lighted on Christmas
eve after n snowstorm which decked
the brunches with fleecy garb. The
heat of the lamps melted the snow, nnd
then it froze In all manner of shapes.
Wben lighted up again on Cbrlstmaa
night flip pendent Icicles and Icy armor
glittered like a myriad of gems sus-
netiit.'ri !•• the glare of shlftlni lights.
To Make Your Hens Lay-
Eggs Are Away Up.
Come and buy Food that will make them lay—such as Ground
Bones, Bones, Beef Scraps, Oyster Shells and Pratt's Poultry
Also a
Full Line of
Xmas Goods
I am now busy opening up New Goods to take the place of those that
were sold under the hammer. They consist of Cut Glass Goods,
Hand-Painted Chinaware, Fancy Clocks, Metal Clocks, Alarm Clocks;
in fact, everything of the latest in jewelry and fancy goods. Call
and see them.
cTWorrison, Qfe Jeweler
Shelf and Heavy
Large Stock of
Heaters on Hand...
A familiar name fin* tiie Chicago,
Milwaukee it St.Paul Kailwuy( known
all over the Union aw the great rail
way funning the "Pioneer Limited"
trains every day and night befcweenSt.
Paul and Chicago, and Omaha and
Clicago. "The only perfect trains in
the world." Understand: Connections are made with All Transoonti
nental Lines, assuring to passengers
the best service known. Luxurious
coaches, electric lights, steam heat, of
a verity equaled by no other line.
See that your ticket reads via "The
Milwaukee when going to any point
in the United States nr Canada. All
ticket agents sell them.
For rates, pamphlets or   other   information, address
It. h, Ford, H.S. Rowb,
Trav, Pass. Agt.,       den. Agent,
Spokane, Wash.     Portland, Ore.
HICVCLKS—Clevelands, Massio*
Harris, Imperials, Columbian, ltaiti-
hloN-—all top-notchers—for  saie  and
/oi'rent. Also a complete line of hi-
uyole sundries. All kinds of bicycle
repairing. GBO, GRAPPLE, First St.,
opposite postolliee, Orand Forks, \\, C.
it A. M.—Regular Conununica-
cation First Wednesday of each month
at 8 o'clock p. m. precisely. Sojourning Brethren cordially invited to attend. Jno. Rogbbs,
Jno. Wkbtwood, W.M. Sec.
bor   Union  No.   231, A.L.U.—
Meets    every    Wednesday    evening
at «S o'clock in   Federal   Union   hall,
Jas. A. Hakims, Pres.
John T. Lawkbnob, Sec.
An advertiser ought to put only
such claims in his ad as he would
make personally, face to face, Ut the
most particular customer that comes
into his store.
A Stylish Finish and
Lasting Satisfaction
Rut Tour Clothe.
Made by
Graduate Pennsylvania College of
Dentil! Surgery, Philadelphia.
Office in Megaw Blook.
Phone 138,       Grand Forks, B. C.
MuliuiM,.v Hunt, UltlNtl fORIS, B.C.
Dr. Follick
Graduate of Philadelphia Dental
Office oTer Hunter-
Plume 27. Kendrick Co.'s Store.
Clement Col Spence
Hfirrft-tterta, Solicitor*,
NotiirfoK, ICtc.
Biden Blook. Corner Witinlpe--* Avenue nn-l
Pint Street,
GRAND FORKS, B. C. STlyr Hhwttng &im
One year....$2.00 I Threewnnths. .60
Sixmonths.. 1.00 | One month 20
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices, 10 and 6 Ota. per line.
Address all communications to
The Evening Sun,
Phone 55. ohano fohks, h. c.
DECEMBER 22, 1903
Aspirants for municipal honors
are rather siow in sprouting, considering thatitis onlya little over three
weeks until election day. Those
whose names have been mentioned
ns probable mayoralty candidates
nre Aldermen Gaw, McLellan and
McCallum, nnd Jeff Hammar and
W. K. C. Manly, >vith several dark
horses in the background. Aid.
Gaw, on being questioned as to his
candidature, stated that he had not
decided whether he would come out
out or not, although he hnd been approached by some twenty-five of the
ratepayers asking him to do so.
Aid. McLellan said that a deputa-
Jinn of prominent citizens had waited
on him and asked him to allow his
name to be placed on the ticket for
mayor, to which he positively declined. Aid. McCallum was very
emphatic in stating that he wns not
looking for municipal honors, and
he would certainly decline to enter
the mayoralty race. \V. K. C. Manly,
win n informed thnt his name was
being mentioned in connection with
the mayor's office, said that the
matter had b»on broached to him,
but thnt he hnd not given it much
consideration, and merely stated that
he did not know who was going to
run. Mr. Hammar was not interviewed, but it is reported on the
streets that he could be persuaded
to enter the race. The dark horses
have not been located, but will possibly show up with the new year.
There ought to be a big bunch of
them, because 1004 is going to be a
banner year for Grand Forks.
A smnll blaze, which might have
terminated seriously had not help
been close at hand, occurred nt the
residence of VV, H. Dinsmore, in the
West end, shortly after dinner yesterday. The fire started in the
kitchen and spread rapidly to the
cloth and papered wall and ceiling.
Mr. A. \V. Anderson, who happened
to be passing at the time, gave the
alarm, and in a short time by the
(|tiick efforts of a hastily formed
hitckot brigade, the lire was gotten
under control nnd extinguished.
The damage wns light.
W. H. Willcox, the energetic pro-
proprietor of the I'bocnix Pioneer,
was a visitor in the city this week.
He is gathering material for a holiday number, which will be issued
early in January.
Mrs. J. F. Belts returned today
from an extended trip through eastern Canada. While in Toronto she
attended the annual meeting of the
Women's Temperance Society, of
which she iB president of the British
Columbia branch.
Oh Saturday last Mr. J. C. Sears
received a telegram from Phoenix,
Arizona, conveying the sad intclli-
gcucs of the death of his brother,
Frank, in that city tho night before.
Tbis news will be a shock to his
many friends fn this city and surrounding valley, where deceased was
a respected and highly esteemed
citizen for many years. He was one
of the pioneers of the Boundary, and
was connected with the various business enterprises of Grand Forks up
to the time ho left for the territories
last spring. He was a man of good,
sound business abilities, and was endowed with a nature that made
many friends, who will deeply
regret to learn of his death. Deceased leaves behind him a wife and
numerous relatives, who will have
the sympathy of the people of this
Mrs. Dahl will give a students' recital in the Biden opera house next
Monday evening, Dec. 28th. Those
who do not attend will miss a treat,
as Mrs. Dahl's name to a program
ensures success.    Tickets at Petrie's.
The annual Christmas tree of
Knox church Sabbath school will
be held in the church on Christmas
Eve (Thursday night), beginning at
7:30. An effort is being made to
reach every child of tho congregation, far and near, and all parents
and childen are invited to be at the
Christmas tree. A good time is assured. Admission is free, and all
are welcome to take part in making
the young people happy. An interesting feature will be the distribution of a large number of special
Do you want walnuts or hickory
nuts grown away back cast on the
old man's farm? If so, call at Jeff
Davis & Co.'s
Don't forget the sale of leather
purses at Woodland's, where you
have the opportunity to purchase a
good Christmas present cheap.
Five hundred boxes of Japanese
oranges, just received at Jeff Davis
& Co.'s, to be sold at reduced prices.
John Donaldson has received another large consignment of Japanese
oranges for the Christmas trade.
Miss Cosgrove has removed her
millinery stock to thc Case block on
Bridge street, and is selling goods at
J. W. Jones is confined to his
home with a severe attack of neuralgia, which has been giving him
trounle for the past month.
J. K. Johnson, ex-judge of the
small debts court and police magistrate, returned from a business trip
to Victoria, on last Saturday's Great
Northern express.
The many friends of Joe Wiseman
are glad to learn thnt he is able to
be around once more. He still suffers considerable pain in his arm,
which wns broken a couple of weeks
ago, and which is still encased in
plaster paris.
G. II. Thompson has returned
from Phoenix, where he has been
relieving the C. P, R. agent for the
past month, lie has resumed charge
of thc Granby office.
Ernest Miller, Barrister, returned
Saturday from a two weeks' business trip to Victoria.
John Mcintosh, proprietor of the
Pacific hotel, returned Saturday
evening from a months' vacation at
Victoria. John tins been looking
after the interests of the Grand
Forks coal locators very closely during the session of the house just
closed, and as a result feels entirely
satisfied that the licenses will be
At it congregational meeting ofthe
members nnd adherents of St. Aiv
draw's Presbyterian church, Phoenix, held Inst Thursday evening at
the church, it was unanimously decided to extend a call to Rev. E. W.
C. McColl, now of Moyie, to become
the pastor of the church in Phoenix. Rev. J.R.Robertson was moderator of tho meeting, and with a member of the church was chosen to present the wishes of the church to a
molding of the Presbytery, which
will be called at Grand Forks for the
purpose of considering the call.
This meeting will probably be held
some time before the first of January. Rev. McColl was formerly
located iu Columbia, and last suin-
ncr he occupied the Presbyterian
pulpit in Phoenix several times, and
made a most favorable impression.
If he accepts the call, it is the wish
of thc congregation that he take up
his new work at as early a date as
Harry Goodeve, of Phoenix, is a
visitor in thejeity.
S. F. Quinlivan, railroad contractor, returned last Saturday from
thc territories, where ■ he has completed a grading contract on the
Canadian Northern road, which is
being built through that country.
"Vou're next" at thc Yale Barbei
Dr. Averill is now the owner of
the promising and well known
Minnie mineral claim in Summit
camp, having purchased the only ii -
terest not already acquired by him
from Al. Traunweiser within the Inst
few days. The consideration was
$1000 cash. This property is one of
the most promising in the well known
Summi) camp, and is close to thc
Wolverine nnd 0. P. groups. For
the past couple of months development work has been prosecuted
on the Minnie with satisfactory results: A well defined ledge has been
encountered, which gives promise to
opon up into up into a big ore body,
and thc samples taken from different places on the ledge assay well,
the ore being high grade. Dr.
Averill is also interested in several
other valuable properties in the
same vicinity which nre expected to
give good eccounts of themselves in
the near future.
*   *   *
Work on the Volcanic mine is
progressing favorably. Diamond
drill operations are being pushed
right ahead, nnd they have already
bored a distance of over 200 feet.
An average of 20 feet every 24 hours
is being made, nnd burring accidents
they will drill from 600 to 700 feet
per month. With the exception of
n few stringers of ore, no mineral of
any importance has yet been encountered, but they, expect to strike
some good ore bodies within the next
few days.
0. K. Simpson, who owns a controlling interest in the Iron Chief
mineral cluim, and also owns the
Iron Chief Fraction, situated on
Hardy mountain, nnd adjoining thc
Betts nnd Hesperus group, has recently done considerable work on
the Fraction with favorable results.
Two carloads of ore, which assays
satisfactorily, are on thc dump, nnd
work will be resumed at an early
date. This is a very promising
property, and already Mr. Simpson
has had several good offers for it,
but has not felt inclined to accept
them, ns the property is n valuable
one, nnd with a little more work it
will command a good figure.
Baths 25 cents at the Yale Barber
WANTBD-KAITHKUL person to call
an retail trade and agents (or miitiu*aoturlii|r
holme having well Mtablllbed business; local
territory: straight salary f."u paid weekly
and oxiienso money advanced; previous experience nniiece.Haryt position permanent:
business sllocessfnl. Enclose self-addresied
envelope. Stiporlntetident Travelers,
Motion Bldg.. Chicago.
On account of the rapid increase in our business,
we have fitted up a Clothing Department upstairs in
our store and furnished it with a complete stock of
Men's and Boys' Snits, Overcoats and Hats.
cTWen's Suits
Of the most fashionable .styles, made from fine imported wool.
The patterns and colors are the newest in the market. Tho
linings are the best to be had, The fit is a matter of perfection, and holds the shape until worn out.
omen's Holiday Neckties
We have the newest holiday novelty patterns in pure Silk in
Scotch Plaid, Persian and Roman effects; also plain black and
dark ground, with neat figure designs, in Four-in-hand, As-
cots, Puff and Tecks.    Special assortment, 25c.
Men's Gloves and Mitts
Lined and unlined. Made for smelter work. Seams especially sewed and riveted. Also Men's and Boys' Mocha Silk-
lined Gloves.
Men's Fine Silk Handkerchiefs
Initial letter; beautifully embroidered en Silk, 25c, 50c,   75c
and «1.00.
Men's Fancy Silk Braces for Xmas Presents.
New Styles Men's Hats just in.
Special Sale Men's Collars at 10c
Women's Neckwear
Wise buyers buy here. Latest Novelties in Ladies' Ties, Collars and Belts arriving by express overy few days.
Holiday Gifts
Kid Gloves in all shades.    Quality guaranteed.
A choice selection of Umbrellas,"""
Chatelaine Bags
Elegant assortment.    Both chain and
are used.
Swiss embroidered with lace and open   embroidered   edges.
Pure Linen, fine embroidered edges or fine hemstitched edges.
Women's, Men's,
Youths' and Childen's
Jeff Davis A Co.
Elegant assortment.    Both chain and natural leather handles
are used.
In Vici Kid, Enamel Box Calf, Patent Vici Leather with
Cuban, Military or Common Sense Heels.
Our Grocery Dept.
Is the most complete and up-to-date in the Interior of British
Columbia with good things for Xmas. We have just placed
in stock a car of choice Okanagan Apples, namely, Spies,
Baldwin and Mann. Also a car of Tartan Brand Canned
Goods.    Quality guaranteed.
Xmas Delicacies Galore
All New Fresh Stock Complete in Every Detail.
Partial List:
Our Stock of Candies is the Largest and Best Assorted ever
seen in the city.    Fancy boxes from 35c to $4.
Christmas Gifts SSStf^
CHOICE CIGARS (25s, 50s or 100s).
Come and make your selections while stock is full.
We can save you money.    Good wages made by   buy
ing at
Ga OOD old John McNalrn la down
from Whiteflsh to see about
T his mine. Whiteflsh, a map-
* forgotten station up on the
north shore, bo It known, Is
John's postofflce address, and where,
.tiring of the woods and hungry for the
ffentle ways of civilization and the
sight of petticoats and clean, smooth
faces, John cornea to camp in the sec-
tlonmen's house anil watch the trains
go hy. Two passenger trains a day,
one from the east and the other going
back there—the east where Ha money
Is, where the soft-mannered, gentle-
voiced women are, from whom John,
having lived all his life in the woods,
Is now forever cut off.
For that Is the saddest part of John's
life. He is absolutely alone. His friends
are dead or lost, and thc relatives of
his boyhood away down on the St.
Lawrence. All the days of his manhood John has dwelt In the wilderness,
in the lumber woods of the Gatlneau
and far up at the head waters of the
Ottawa, where the mighty river rises
on the lower Canada side. At the time
of the construction, the great birth
epoch of the West, the building of the
C.P.R., John found himself with the
trestle gang at Whiteflsh. And when
the last rail was laid and the North
Shore; section was Anally, after laborious years, complete, John took his
money, made up his pack and struck
north Into the woods. It was a new
country, and he intended to make a'
"stake" some day; then, In the hazy
future, go back east, marry maybe, and
settle down. He had a girl back there
once, but she died. So John didn't care
much where he went for a while. As
he Bald, "There was no strings on him."
There were no strings on him then, and
there are none on him now. But sometimes, after playing the mouthorgnn to
him in his little log shack at night, he
used to tell me that he "sort of wished
he had somebody belongln' to him."
"But I've waited too long, I guess,"
he'd say. "Nobody'd take to me now,
a wild man o' the woods like me."
He'd smile and sigh at the same time,
with that lovable gentleness that belonged to him in spite of his grlsiled,
weather-'beaten face.
"Do you think," he'd say, lighting
hie pipe and holding his hands io as
to half hide his face, "do you think
there be's any old spinsters, or widow-
women, down there In Toronto who'd
be wlllin' to sir*1 e out a claim up here
with a feller like me? I guess not,
His face would brighten when we
assured hin there were plenty of
unmarried ladles who would be only
too glad to have him. He smiled always, but he didn't believe it, and
neither did we. He had waited too
"There was one time here," he. Mid
once, "I had an ambition to board up
the floor, but I never done It."
Two-Inch cracks between the sqnarod
spruce logs which now separate John
from the bare earth make his shaok *
decidedly precarious place whoa 11
comes to dropping little things tor
- hlch one has any Immediate reqwlro-
"A man grows careless," explained
.!3hn. "You're easily satisfied when
> ou're by yourself. It's let her go,
< ascy, any ways at all; good enough,
, ood enough!"
He showed me a photograph one time
i .' himself before he became a prospector— bt-i'ore the construction, as
i ney date things up on the North
■■bore. It pictured a straight, vigorous
: ian, with a strong, clean-shaved chin
..iid a full moustache. Evidently rough-
i ig it in the bush had begun to tell
■ ui I;ik the last years. John was a
much older man than the photo showed
■--older than the years since It was
idken should have carried him. He
handed me another picture too, a faded
.Intype allair, of a woman. He didn't
tell me ai.  thing about that one.
Good olu John! Owner of two or
three mh ->g locations that he half believes will one day make him a millionaire. If he llvoa long enough they
may, but he's lived the heavier end] of
his lite already. The North Shore Is
not a poor man's country. Money
makes m< ■ the world over, and it
takes capital CO crush the gold out of
the low-grade ore ot the North Shore.
But John hunts and traps and works
in tiie other mines of the district, and
.vults. In the summer he goes out Into
the woods and the splintered granite
hills alone with hla f-un and his pack-
*ack for we-ka at a time, living on pork
.ind biscuit and fried "pa'lndge,"
i < j - i«i 11 k at rock sxposuies with his geologist's hammer or crushing quarts In
an Iron bowl and washing It out Co
iouk for "culms" in the dregs. Jle hopes
that the people down east will take
a hold some time soon an put their
money into the country and make It
hum. "How are you pannln'?" Is his
"how do you do," and when you return the question he Is always cheerful In his reply, "Pretty gaud." "She's
bound to boom," he says when you
link al ut piuspi i La in the North Shore
count, y. "She can't help it. Man,
dear,  i.ie ml'      A'n here,    iii't It.'"
And recently he came to town!
Good old John, with his canip-aulned
pack-suck Instead of a trunk, nnd the
rough, square-cut suit of tweed he ordered from the department store catalogue five years ago. Uut he disdained
a collar, just as he disdained tho water
they offered him after his whiskey. He
put. up In a good down-town hotel,
gave the manager his money to put in
the sale, and hung uneasily uboul the
smokliig-ioom, going In to his meals
with welcome relief. They set half a
dozen knives and forks to each pl:ice
at that hotel, but John gives his older
to His Dress-suited Haughtiness—who
would most surely die If it came to
carrying a hundred-pound pack over a
poringe—-with the quiet natur. ' dignity
of simplicity. He doesn't go u, it
through the ionise, John. Ills Idea Is
merely to coal  up,  to ent  wl . t  will
keep him working. Meat and bread and
potatoes—and, "Hey, young feller, a
dish o' tea"—that's all he calls for,
and he eats with his knife as an unaffected matter of course. And then a
pipe. Tea and tobacco are about ihe
only artificial luxuries to be had i.i the
bush. Sun shine and fine weather > e
the gre:He.ct comforts, but they nre
doled out spasmodically, by nature. -V
bru.ih bed nnd a "white-man's 0 "
may be hud for the owinglng of an
ijut tea and lobicco .on.e under a il :'-
,erent head. John . pen da us ut* y
upon tea as a nerv jp old woman uf
sixty. Bu; he cmjlflVr Hud his tobin o
the   ther day.
" ve you got a c'gar?" he ar! <\
I had two purn mIM Havana, which
* quarter hud providtd especially f.OT
this occasion — uool. mellow rtf'teen-
centers. I passed him one. John had
his old black pipe In his teeth. Ho
took the cigar, and before I could stop
him he hnd cut half of It up anji
packed It into his pipe.
"Good heavens, John!" I said.
"Here's half a plug of T. &. B."
"This is just as good," said John,
holding his "six-day" match In tho
hollow of hk brown leathery hands.
"I'm just come out to settle up my
affairs," he explained. "I've put it all
in the hands of my l'yer. boon's he
says I kin go—shake hands—good-bye
—away I go."
"Well, you'll stay and see the Duke?"
I said.
"Oh, I've seen hundreds o* men,"
said John. "I seen his father close as
you are, up In Ottawa. He was just a
man. Men's men wherever you go. The
Dook o' Cornwall's train stopped at
Whiteflsh for coal and water when I
was comln' down. I was glttln' shaved
In the section house and I didn't come
out. I wasn't goln' to let him see me
just out o' the woods, not shaved up or
nothin*. Besides. I've seen lots o' men,
thousands of 'em."
It's a dyke this time, a mile and a
half straight across country, with gold,
silver and copper.
"This man knows about whiskey,
don't he, and feedln' people to make
'em fat? I've gained ;-:even pounds
since I been here. It's his business."
(John and the hotellucpor are already
fast friends, and .Toh-i's ruing to send
iilm down some "pa'trldge.") "Well, I
know abr;ut rocks, and quartz, and
mlnin', don't I ? It's my business.
Well, get down where the rock Is wet
ind she's pood, s.-.e's flist-rate. It's
ihe truth.   1 know, don't I?   Look!"
John Is loaded down with quartz
specimens. He must he carrying pound"
iround with him. Ho pulled out a Jag-
sed fragment an big as his fist and
:iasli,ng with yellow b:'ji< hes.
"Mile and a half she goes, up and
lown, across cricks and everything.
\n* nobody knows nolhln' about It,
'lovernment nor nobody. But my l'yer
ays the money's ull In real estate.
There ain't no money for mlnin'."
"Come and have iromelhing cofafort-
ible, John," I said, 'to melnd us of old
lays on the survey."
"All right," exel <lmcd he, with hla
peculiarly cheerful emphasis on the
It may be a tt\vc ostensibly, but 1
anyy It' tonellnefa*! Unit's at the bot-
om of John's "cumin' out" this fall,
i-'or he confided to me presently that
.e'd like to meet a "nice, sociable gal
-Tore he went back north."
And If any nice, sociable spinster
loosn't mind a one-roomed, log-walled,
ir-paper-roofed cabin, w'th two-Inch
-acks in the floor, Bhe might do worse.
For she'd get one of the  far-fabled
uatuie's gei'.,iemcn" in Old John Mc-
«;alrn—philosop ter, d.y humorist, prospector and backwoodoiuan.
An interesting ceremony wrs performed last Wednesday evening,
December 10th, in Knox churoh
manse, when .Mr. John X. Curric
and Miss Clara Maud Austin were
united in marriage. The ceremony
was performed hy Rev, .1. Ii. Robertson in the presence of n few
friends, who wish them all hapi.i-
iu*88 and prosperity, The yoiini*
couple are making their Lome in
this oity,
Tin; following service?- will beheld
in Holy Trinity eluirch, (irand
Forks, Chrit-'tmnsday. Friday, Doc.
Holy communion, 8 a.m.
Processional hymn, ''Christian?,
Awake."  No. 61."
Recessional hymn, **\Vhil» Shop-
i herein Watch."    No. (>2.
Matins and holy communion, 11
ft. nc
Processional hymn, "6, Home All
:Y" Faithful."    No. 59.
yenitt--—Bftttishill.   No. 11.
Special Psalms—10, 45, 85.
Te Deiim—.Jackson.
.Hihihite—Oiisely.    No. 33.
Anthem, ''He .Shall Reign Ft r-
icvor," Simpson.
Kvrie Eletson—F. 0. Plummet*.
No. 192.
Mloi-iaTihi—Tallis.    No. ,17.
■;'-'Hymii, "Angels From the Renlnis
of Glory."    No. 482.
i    Offertory,   "Praise    God   From
| Whom All Blessings Flow."
i     Sanetns—Cnmiflgi*.    No. 200.
Agnus Dei—T. Adams. No. 2(11.
i Gloria in Fxeelsis—Old ehmit
I No. .9!>.
Heeessional hymn, "Hark, the
[Heniltl Angels Singing."   No. (JO.
Grasshopper Bricks For Hens.
gllA SSIlGFPEUtj are being put to
tt new use out In Nebraska.   The
farmers   have   killed   incredible
numbers of them by the help of
machine which Is, perhaps, the most
■rt'ettive ever deviled for the purpose,
t  Is  called  a  "hopperdozer,"  and  Is
othlng more nor less than a large flat
pan, with a small amount of kerosene
imiained In a dep elvlon  In  the rear
;>art of it.   The contrivance, being at-
ached to a hor«e, is pushed along In
ront of  the  animal  as  the latter Is
ii'lven across tho fields.   Pretty nearly
■very   grasshopper    Is     encountered,
umpa upon the pan. and Is promptly
uffocatcd by the keu.-t-ne.
This Ingenious Instrument has been
:i use for n number of ytars In parts of
he West, but  hitherto It has not oc-
urred to the farmeis to make any use
• f the dead grassh ppftrs,    Most com-
lumly they were burned, though some
iiore enterprising OgrlculturiStl turned
. portion of !hcm to ficcou it as poultry-
••ed.   They lound that ihe hens liked
l»-m exceedingly; for It Is a fact that
i grasshopper is to a hen what a can-
.'iiHbiick duck Is to a human epicure—
the very choicest and most esteemed
of delicacies.
Hence the Idea which Is now being
developed on a commercial scale. The
grasshoppers, after being killed by the
hopperdozer, are left In wlnrnws In the
fields, where they nre soon dried. When
they have been exposed to the sun for
a sufllclent time to reduce them to a
properly desiccated condition they are
withered up with rakes, shoveled Into
carts, nnd conveyed to a shod, where
they are put Into a prcssi somewhat resembling an ordlr.ary cheese-press, an4
converted Into soi;d bricks.
The brlckfl are shipped In quantities
•o piultry-ralso. . who find this new
kind of hen-provender most satisfactory, and thoy are anxious to get more
of It. Apparently, It 13 a great encour-
ager of egg-production.
It Is not neceD.ii.y >o grind the bricks
before feeding the .-tuff to the chlck-
■jns, but merely to break them Into
places and soften wlLh water.
A Stranger Within tha Gates
The evening of Dee. 18th, UK).'!.
is nne that will live long in my
memory us one of the most, if not
iho most, pleasfint evenings it litis
| over hcon my lot to spend in a social wiiy. Somewhere nunr S \t. in,
fonnil asiimll party, of which 1 was
ja member, on it mountain tuiil
wending our way to the valley. In
the vulley, nearly on- thousand feet
(below us, were several moving lights
to he seen. All, our own included,
[ were headed for a light that shone
I from the windows of Mr. David
| Evans' residence, for there wns to ho
In Id the Christmas tree and entertainment, to he followed hy a dance,
given by and for the scholar.-, their
parents and friends, of the school
I district lying between Fisher and
| KiigleCity.
We were made welcome by Mr.
and Mrs. Evans nnd some twelve or
fifteen people whoihad arrived before us. 'Ihe number wns soon
■ swelled to about thirty-five adult'
land young people, and also hv some
'twelve or fifteen school children.
jSoon we were invited across Ihe
rond to a scpnriite building, where
tho program waa to bo calriod outs,
and we found the interior both
elaborately nnd artistically   decor*
The program ns rendered   by the
children wascomposod of s nigs, recitations and tableaux, nnd wns roll-
jdered exceptionally well. X,,i n
child, to my knowledge, had any
j prompting, nnd no one broke down
Tiie last number on the program was
n very good drill In gymnastics,
showing that Miss Donnan,   their
teflcher,   not   only looks nfter their
dunces, which followed each other
in gay nnd merry order, except
when the floor wns held by sonic of
the older ones in specialty nets ot
fancy daneimt. recitations nnd. pantomime, of which ther'wci'cseveia!,
and all admirably rendered. In the
woo small hours-we gathered into it
ring and, with clasped bunds, sang
"For Alibi Luii'Syne" nnd 111" ni-
ioiinl air, "God Save-the King."
and it made the nicest wind-up of
one of the 11104 pleasant evnings I
have ever spent.
And now J would liketosayjusta
few wni'ds about iHirirlrc. When
we nirived at Mr, Bvons' in the
evening lie and his were thc only
ones of those present we had ever
on t. The people did not try to
make us welcome—we were welcome, and if those we met that
evening are a sum pi1 of the people
under the king's prole'tion. I 'an
say now, as I did then, "(tod Save
ihe King." M. W, Uoath.
A radical change from old methods and prices was announced by
the Toronto News this week. The
eyes of the newspvper world have
been upon The News for thc past few
months, during which time several
departures have been made which
have given that paper a widespread
reputation for enterprise and originality. This latest move is to place
The News! at the price of 81.00 a
year by mail. Only a deep-founded
belief in the future success of Thc
News could lead the publishers to
mnke such a reduction in price.
Hut just us the dollar magazine bus
taken hold of the people, so, we venture to predict, The News will secure a vast and ever-increasing circulation, based not only on the popular price at which it is sold, but
mainly upon the intrinsic merits ol
he paper.
We have arrangements concluded
which enables us to club the Toronto
News with our own paper at 82.25 a
year iii advance. Such a combini
tion presents many unique features
— air send-weekly giving you all
the home and district news, and
the big 12-page daily keepingyou in
touch with events all over the world.
Send us your subscription to The
News, or if you would like to see
the paper lirst, write? us and we will
secure a sample copy.
Baths 25 cents at the Yule Barber
mental, but also their physical natures. All through the program
the teacher nnd her scholars reflected
the greatest credit upon euch other,
und the audience very rightly passed
la vote of thanks to both nt the close
tho entertainment, which was  coh-
' eluded by n visit from Siiiitn ('lulls.
who distributed a goodly supply of
presents from a   beautifully   decorated tree.
Tiie floor wns soon cleared for the
Thi Rev. Itl R. Hicks 1904 Almanac
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It is surprising how such an elegant,
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of Sale contained in tt certain Mortjtmre,
which will beproduoedot tho time of inie,
there will bo offered for nalo hy public (motion by Peter Tnrlor JJoCcillnm, Auctioneer,
on wedneiday, tin* iHrh duy of N(ivcinhf>r,
]:<";■. nt 11 o'clock in the forenoon, at the
Court Huns.', Orand Ifarki* that properly
ilttittte in tin-city of Grand PorKi ana be-
Inu compoiod of l.»t Number W,in HtocU
Number Two, awarding to bfopSDofiata
pity, 'iii-- property is u hotel huildlnir,
Known iih Granby Hotel*
Tkhmh op maIsE.-Ten per cent of tho pur•
ohqie money to be paid tit the tltmtuf Hale,
iitid the balance within thirty dayi there*-
iiitei*.  Sate will be tubjeotto a reserve bid,
I'or further particular! und   condition*, of
M Y-Hiife SI.., Toronto. Ont.
NOTIOK   The RboVQ   sale   has   hecn  poNt-
uoned to December itoth, una, ut the inrao
hour and place.
I'.T. McCALLUM, Auctioneer.
O Diamond p
"Diamond Hall"—Ryrie
Bros. —Toronto, is one of
the largest retail jewelry
stores in the world.
Tram itl maf-nificent Mock of Diamonds, Jewelry. Silverware, Leather
tJooti*, ate,, you may ■■*,ir-1  with
•ruirantecil satisfaction at j»ur
A request will bring to your
door—free of cost—our
handsomely illustrated new
catalogue. Ready for delivery Nov. 15th.
The great magnitude of our
business permits of our selling at money-saving prices.
We return your moneyin full without question if on receipt of articles
orucreil you are not perfectly satis*
I III. 120, 122 anil 12*
Yonie Sh, Toronto
Xmas Present
There is nothing so^ap^ropriate and
inexpensive a,* a ko<k!  Phutogi'aph
of yourself or family.
Better have your sitting this week,
and I will be able to finish them in
time lo si-iul to the old folks.
The latest in photography isPLATiNO
TYPES. We make them.' Call and
Boe samples!
N. it.-Tliu inoniiiitr liirbt U the bettt for
Cliil.lreuN Pictures, thi*. time of the year.
1 Curry 11 Cum plete Line
of Plumbing Spocitiltics.
UNI.KKnml by virtue <»f the powers con-
tiilued In 11 certain regtstoreu thortgaire,
whi-'h will I>p pro Iticetl ut tho time of miIp,
there will he offered for sale by Public Auction, by PeterT. McCallum, uuetioneer, ut
thH Court House, Orand Porki, on .
ut the hour of II o'clock in the forenoon, the
following property; Lot 1. in Hloek 4*1 (S
II. Iti-own'., siilxlivUiou, neur new KHutol
Miiihliuif), In the City of Grand Forks, us
-iniw ii on Registered PIuu in.
On the Property is laid to he a suhntnutlnl
uml comfortable dwelilug hotiae.
Kur terms und oondltlOltl apply to
liiileu Block, Orand Pork*,
Solicitors for the Mortgage*!.
huied December II, 1908.
A LLPBR80NS who wl*h to qualify us municipal voter* In the   fnrtlii'oiiihi-r  imi-
[llclpRl election shull Include:
(I) Any mule or femule the full ni" of
twenty-one yeufs, the owner of real estuteof
the usiesscd vulue of not. letts tlmti one Isij.ii-
dred(flOO) dollars, wliolmi paid, mi or lie-
lore the Bltt of December, all  lolpal
rate*, tuxes, afsenment*. rentals und license
fee*[which are not uharceable on land],
['.!]   Or who lithe holder of a trade* license
who bus paid ull miitib-lpiil rules, tax**, Uf
se*>«meiits, rentals and license fees lit Inch are
not chiiriii-iil.le mi land], who -.hallinake I
L'uut.e to be delivered to the  Clerh  a statutory declaration befor the :im of Deoemb r;
ii]  Or who Is a householder who ho* paid
uli miiiilclpul rates, tuxet,, OKlCsitneilt*, ren-
tuts uml license fees (which are not chargeable on land], ti ho shall make und cause to
he delivered to the (Merk a Htututory declaration before the M*t of December.
Householder shull extend to and include
very person who holdsiiud occupies u   tne**
■ungei dwelling or tenement, or any putt or
purts thereof, within the municipality- ami
paying therefor, a rental of not less than $('■»
on retail trade and agenUfor.manufaotnrlng
house, having well established busitie**; local
territory: Straight salary ftO puid weekly
nml expense  money advanced; previous ex-
erlenoe unnecessary; position perniaoent!
HsinesH Hliccussful. I'.ni-ln-,,* -.,-\t'-addri'wiI
envelope. Superintendent Travelers, 00(1
Motion Blug«, Chicago,
The wife of the proprietor of tha
Levant Times In Constantinople. Mr*.
Litiriui-Uuniy, wishing OQt long ngo to
• show to some of the Inhabitants of
that city what nn old fashioned English Christmas was like and Incidentally to cement valuable friendships for
ber husband In certain Influential,qUfl>
tern, Bent out Invitations for llfty persons. There was u curious mingling of
nationalities in the guests responding.
Greek, Persian, Turkish. French, Armenian. Russian. Knglish. American,
Spanish, Hebrew. German. Italian, Albanian aud one Japanese. Possibly
there mat have been more nationalities
represented, but only thirteen different
languages were spoken.
Mr. 1,atTun-Uflnly's house wns situated in Peru, directly opposite the konak
of Fund Pasha. As the guests arrived,
some on horseback, u few on foot, a
few In coupes, but more iu sedan
chairs, the faces of the women in the
konak opposite could be faintly seen
pressed against tbe Iwfaw. for Fuad
Pasha wus one of the guests and mint
of bis wives rotild iiecompany him
Hadji Hnssim Kii'.ntll was unother
There were two lleiirew bank direct
urs, the Persiau ambassador and tin
Japanese consul.
Thi' house was hnllt originally for I
Turkish residence, nml three room)
were decorated with linlly and inistle
loe brought till the way Irmn ICnglatid
The (lri"'i; and A'nenian ladle.-t wen
richly dressvd in Ip'tivy silks and vet
vets under their I'nr lluotl wraps. Tbej
wore it prol'lislei! of jewels of harliartt
design, These imlliw rim In bright colon
and tbz.'.ling effects, nml on this ocen
Sir:!!    Wl'l'l'   plllutt'tl   IVtl   tllld   White   Ittul
hatl their eyebrows blackened. Thfl
other ladles wore linnds'tinely dress.-d,
hut ii remiitii'-d for th" two Jewish In*
dies In ejth'.hlt line dhinioiids In ex*
tnivngutit iiiin1'!"-.
in ••icii a m!*;eil ti-*fl'.*niblnge it wns
almost lnu»*v-"-.n.! ■ to establish anything
like si'! b-'i'v. and (he poor hustesi
grew liuj-p"'! wMh the effort. The.
Turks >■■■'■>.' r-\ wi:ii pi'eterniitnrnl
evnvlty uml ' ''d with exceeding po*
l!t{>n*'*j -.*, |): ii-»jim(iui3. The IVrsliin
nmbnssfu'n: t-iij. n have been a wooden
Image tv*   . I the exnresslon on  his
pc,   Tiie   Uhiudiin aloud In a corner
In solitary grandeur, his stiffly starched
fttstnnelle standing out like a bullet
dancer's skin. The Japanese consul
smiled und bowed right and left with
praiseworthy Impartiality. Tbe Englishmen stood in a "group, while the
Greek, French and U'meuinn got together und were soon talking with animation, while the word "parades" fell
from their lips as If money was the
only tiling worth mention, The Russian, Spanish, Italian and German gentlemen paid strict attention to the ladies, who sat lu the two upper parlors,
while the men appropriated the main
Miss Lnffau-Hanly. tbe very pretty
daughter of the bust and hostess, played GhrlHtu'ms earuls on the piano, but
ttoimdy listened, and it was a relief
When dinner was announced. It was
understood that this dinner was to he
representative of the Christmas In England, aud so there wus a mast of beef
of astonishing proportions following an
enormous boiled llxh on n wooden tray.
Two monstrous turkeys and a chicken
pie tilled the table, with the vegetables*
and small things, such ns pickles,
olives, etc' Everything was put on together save tbe dessert. Wines there
were und pure water for the Turks nnd
At last everybody was seated. The
service was well done by three men
from the big hotel. The Greeks and
Armenians bad come to dinner, und
tbey did full justice to it. The rest of
the. guests were more circumspect nr
had smaller nppetltes. The amount of
bread they consumed was astounding.
The Persian ambassador wns the
guest of honor, with Hadji Uasslm
ElTendl opposite. The hadjl was an
orthodox Turk of the old school, Fund
Pasha was the same, but he wns In
some ways not so strict In his observances, so he took a little wine. As the
first hunger passed, the wine hoguu to
loosen tongues, nnd one would have
Imagined oneself lu u new Babel, Jests
aud couplets were made and toasts
passed hack and forth In all tbe thirteen languages spoken.
The dinner lasted nearly three hours.
The dessert consisted of n great plum
pudding covered With blazing rum and
several tint mince pies. The Turks
seemed to have mt instinctive feur of a
pudding blazing with Satanic blue
lights and took mince pie or fruits.
As so much of Turkish cookery Is
based on minced meats the Turks
thought the mince pics were safe. The
Greeks and Armenians mnnnged both
pie und fruits una* "ate with a "good
coming appetite" everything offered
them. Then came coffee and cigars,
and the ladies went buck upstairs.
Mr. Luffan-Hnnly bad his cue to
bring the gentlemen all"up as soon as
he could, so that tshey might have some
Christmas games. They had become a
little more sociable among themselves,
but as soon as they were back among
the women the different elements sep
arated again lulu their component
purls, and It was desperate work to get
them Interested In snapdragon. The
Turks-seemed to fear the flames of alcohol und would not even try to pull
out the plums.
Finally one of the Greeks sang one
of the native seesaw caterwauling
songs, and after that the games were
given up in favor of an Impromptu
dnncp.    The  Persian and the Turks
looked on gravely while the rest danced.
They maintained their impassible gravity until Hadji Itassim Bffendl signified that he wanted to go borne. He
was ill. He lind. secure In his belief
of the innocence of Ihe pie, eaten three
big pieces. And the crust wus shortened with the fat of the "unutterable
Ills departure broke up the party.
Not one of tlieni had understood nny-
thing of the object lesson on nn Fng-
•dish Christmas in spite of all the Inn*
gunge* spoken.
The nnnr hostfw' h'u.r turned while
tint night, and it«xi week tier hits-
\ ■ nil's newspaper \y*m was distributed
in the iti'sporus, Hadjl llussltu was
the press censor.
Dr Ben Jonrton,
I slnK the birth wa* born tonlcht.
The author both of Lift* and light
Thi* impel so did ni.uii'l It,
Anil like the ravished shepherds said.
Who shw the llcht and were afraid,
Vet searched and true they found It
IflTER NKW YEAK. come erlonft
twiiid* a mlahty show!
fllngfii i;  i.- same ole song
Kvfi'tio.lv know:
"Howdy, howdy do. tub;
Happy days ter you. auhl
Lota er money.
Weather sunny.
En de whole iky blue, sun!"
Mister New Tear comtn" 'long,
Trompln' crost de snow;
Say he gwlne ter right de wrong;
Make de rosea grow-
"Howdy, howdy do, suh;
Heah's my love ter you, suh!
Give you money.
Milk en honey.
Make dat ole coat new, suhl"
Mister New Tear, go yo' waysl
I done hnd my schoolln';
Been a lot er New Year days; .<
I too old fer fool In'!
I too wise fer you, suh,
Wid yo' "Howdy do, suhl"
Talk too cheap;
Go sew en reap
En bring d«m skies er blue, suh!
-Atlanta Constitution.
it till"
A country convert, tull of zeal, offered himself 'or service In his first
Br-iyer in-jrllng rtmarkn "I'm ready to
■in Anything the Lord asks of me," he
■Hid. "so Inns: as it's honornhle."
yours ago m h Hardl Grns ball
Hophtoi Institute in Snn Fran-
rlsco, « man, marked, approached" a
ivomar*, r".-.ltod. nml naked her for a
-isneb, n" If uonildered right and proper ai Mndl Orns. "But T don't know
you, sir." ftil-3 the lady In her most ley
tone. "Weil, I'm taking ns big a risk
as you nre," retorted tho man.
A tender-hearted youth was once
present nt ar. Oxford supper, where the
lathers of these assembled were hoInR
roundly abused for their parsimony In
supplying the demands of their sons.
At last, nfter hdvltig long kept fillence,
he lined up his vnlee In mild protest.
"After all, gentlemen," he said, "let us
remember that they are our fellow-
The Chatsworth (Ont.) "News" says:
"A good joke Is told on a Chatsworth
young man who went to Owen Sound
one day last week and dropped Into Dr.
Lang'n olilee to be vaccinated. The
doctor asked him if he had ever been
vaccinated before ri'id he replied: 'I've
been vaeclnated twlee and bnptlze.1
three times and neither one of them
took.' The doctor hesitated, but finally
concluded to vaccinate him, and judging from the way he hnUs his arm the
third vaccina tl nn 'took.' even If th-5
thlrd baptism didn't."
Jacob A. Rils tells of *;n Irish teamster who went to the priest In a fright;
he had seen a ghost nn the church wall
as ho passed it In the night. "And what
was It like?" asked the priest. "It was
lilts nothing so much as a big ass,"
said Pat lck, wild-eyed. "Go homo,
Pat! and bp ea.ty," replied the priest,
soothingly; "you've'only teen your own
Thomas Bnlley Aldrlch once received
a pathetic letter in a feminine hand announcing the death of a little daughter
and asking If he would not send In his
own handwriting a verse or two from
"Bnble Boll" to ansunge the grief of
the hou'-nlnld. Aldrlch sent the whole
perm, nnd not Ion-; after saw It displayed in th<* shop of nn autograph
denier, with a goc-d, round price attached thereto,
Senator Cullom of Il'inois was asked
by b correspondent why the Committee
on Foreign Isolations :,:. 1 enjoined secrecy on the te-st of ihe new treaty
with Great Britain, when the text of
the treaty war p In led In all thc morning papers. "Just *o, Just so," said th»
senator; "that's the reason the Injunction of secrecy was .ileced upon the
treaty. We knew thnt If we made It
public at once not a v per in the country would print r.s full text."
During his visit tn New Yo-k Thack
■ray was very mu'-h attracted by thi
beauty and brUlirn. y of a Miss B., and,
n accordance with foreign custom,
nade a morning call, when she did not
uxpect anyone. Hearing come talking
t,t the lower hnll, she loaned over th>
banisters nnd asked the servant who li
was, "It's Mr. Thackeray, ma'am."
'Oh, damn Thackeray I" replied Miss B.
'No," said Thackeray, who could not
but hear the remark, "It's not Mlsther
O'Dam Thackeray, bnt Mr. Makepeace
Thackeray." And, with a laugh, Mlsf
R. catno down.
The venerable Mr. believed un-
lualilkdly in Boston, as not the huh
»nly, but the forward wheels also, of
jhe universe The excellent old gentleman, havlug confessed to L, G. that he
tad never found time, during his busy
life, to read Shakespeare* was advised
'„o do so during the winter then approaching. In the spring G. called on
ihe estimable citizen, and casually
asked U he had rend *ny of the plays
3uring the season Just pnssed. "Yes,"
he np'l'.d, "he hid read them*all," "Do
you like them?!' ventured G.. feeling hi*
way cautiously to an opinion. '.'Like
them!" replied the old man, with effusive ardor; "the.t is not the word
sir! They are glorious, sir; far beyond
my expects tion, sir! There nre not
twenty men In Boston, ?lr, who could
hnv • written those plnysl1'
Lord John (Russell) with a cm lorn,
artlessness of disposition which made
It Impossible for him to feign a cor
dlallty he did not feel, united an astonishing wnnt of tact. Once »l i -■nir*»r|
at Buckingham Palnce, he was seen to
get up suddenly, turn his back un the
Duchess of Sutherh nd. by whom hi
hnd been sitting, walk to the remotest
part of tho room, and sit down by th*
Duchess o;' Inverne s When qu istloned
afterwards as to the enure of his unceremonious1 move, which had the look
nf a quarrel) he sold: "T could not hav
sat nny longer by thnt great fire; 1
should have fainted." "Oh, that was u
vqi y good reason for moving; but I hop*
yen told the Duchess ot Sutherland
why you left her." "Well—no. I don't
think I did that. But I told the Duchess of Inverness why I came and sal
by her."
The Use ol the Word "Lady."
It Is said that It Is coming to be the
fashion again to use the word "lady,"
and that the word "party" Is also In
better favor. For some years modish
persons have called Indies "women,"
and parties "functions." There was
some excuse for the former substitution
because "lady" was worked to death,
and so misused as to make It ridiculous. But vague ns Its meaning Is, It
has a meaning for men-nlncO, to the
conveyance of which it is indispensable,
and the folks who hnve dismissed It
from their vocabularies have not been
persons of much philological discernment.
The use of "function" for "party" has
been a mere fad that must have started
as a pleasantry and gradually became
a hnblt. It makes It possible to speak
of n row at a ball as a "functional disorder"; but even that doesn't warrant
Its vogue. It is a poor, borrowed, anglicised word, which the British-American language doesn't need.
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Old Plantation
\fm% HRISTMAS was never celebrated to nny great extent in the
V ^   south   buck   lu   the good  old
days "befoh de wan."    New
rear's day took Its place among the
waiters, and the prolonged, rollicking
co'n shuckin'" supplied the slnveB of
yentucky and Missouri especially with j
11 the jollity they desired.  It was an
iistttution peculiar to the south, pecul-
nv not in being confined to those sec-
ions, but peculiar in the manner lu
■hich It wus conducted,  for husking
jees have been known In New Englnnd
ilnc-j the mind of mun remembers and
ml ia n corn has been gathered.
' When a "co'n shuckin*" was decided upon notices were seut out to the
slaves of all adjoining plantations stat-
jing tbat on a certain night Judge S.
Jor Squire B. would give a corn shucking of so many thousand bush-'ls and
that all colored people, male and female, were Invited  to attend.    (Jreat
preparations were made by "ole inas*
und "ole missus"  for this event,
for, while they expected a good night's
work in the shape of wagon loads of
yellow corn,  pleasure was to be the
main pari of the programme.
Supper was always provided on a
large scale aud generally consisted of
two or three roasted pigB, turkey** und
chickens, with nlde dishes of vegetables, in equal proportion. Bushels
of sweet potatoes were baked, boiled
and fried, aud hundreds of rich, golden
pumpKln pies were turned out of the
ovens, done to a mouth watering
A band of musicians was engaged,
for no "co'n shuckin'" would be complete without It. On those nights negroes worked not happily save to the
tWrttigitig of the banjo and walling of
the fiddle,
A corn shucking always lasted three
nights continuously nn one plantation,
and then ihe negroes moved on to the
next, where three more were devoted
lo the corn of the owner, and so on
until all the maize of the neighborhood
had been husked.
About twilight the darkles began to
arrive from nil over the country, th*
"boys" clad iu their suits of Jeana.
witli that pride of the darky's heart,
his "long tailed clawhammer blue."
Every negro who made pretensions to
being "anybody" possessed one In more
or less condition of wear.
The female portion of the gathering
was   coquettish ly   drenaed   in   llnsey
cient darky returned to the field and
there performed u ceremony the exact
meaning of which has not come down
to us. Whetting his juckknlfe upon
the silver, he solemnly pronounced an
Invocation for a bountiful crop of corn
the following year. And It Is doubtful
if the "ole massa" would have been
any more willing to allow the husking
to proceed without this kludly prayer
than would his white haired servitor,
who by Its means thus ouco a year
stood In the attitude of high priest tc
the family he served.
After the preliminary prayer the
"twelve wise men" Were chosen, and
their first duty wns to select- two of
the brawniest negroes in the company,
who. when called out. with much pride
at their distinction, indulged in a good
humored contest of strength, which
was known as "rasslln* fo* de enpt'ln."
The victor became the master of ceremonies, and upon him devolved the
duty of seeing that uo one shirked in
work or entertainment.
The matter of the captaincy being
decided, the "twelve wise men" chose
four big fellows, who formed a "pack
saddle" by crossing their hands and the
captain was elevated upon it and carried half a dozen times around the
heaps of corn, while the darkles sang
this melody or something akin to It:
When our days am (lone
Don't we darkles hah a time?
When our days am done
Don't we darkles cut a shine?
Back to our cabin we will go.
Back In the early mo'n,
But we'll be h<*re In de eb'nln'
To do de shuckin' ob de co'n.
Then the corn shucking proper began. Stacks of fuel had been placed
at intervals of ■■ few yards near the
corn, and after they had been lighted.
under the supervision of ihe "twelve
wise men." the fun began. As the corn
was husked it was thrown into piles
and would be hauled away In the
morning. Twelve workers were selected for each heap of unhusked corn,
and, as hack In New England, the red
ear was eagerly sought for. but with
a different purpose. When a man got
It he shied It at a big nigger's head.
nnd if he hit the murk the unfortunate
darky would nol "marry for ten
years." If by shrewd dodging he missed It his happiness would he crowned
within the your. If a dusky belle secured a red ear she had the option of
choosing a sweetheart from any of the
darkies a round ihe corn pile.—Cincinnati Enquirer
a resting place for thought and meditation and a starting point for fresh
exertion In the performance of our
The man who does not at least propose to himself to be better this year
than he was last must be either very
good or very bad Indeed.
And only to propose to be better la
something. If nothing else it Is an ne-
"knowledgment of our need to he so,
which Is the first step toward amendment.
Hut In fact, to propose to oneself to
do well l« In some sort to do well positively, for there Is no such thing ns a
stationary point In human endeavors,
lie who Is uot worse today than he
was yesterday Is better, and he who ia
not better Is worse.-Charles Lamb.
Tliry   OrlKluHK il    In   .It pun.    Whore
They   Are   Sum  OliNiilete.
In Japan originated tin- arl of making hnd the cuFh vi of exchanging New
Year cards. Today both are as obsolete lu the Klowery Kingdom us Is
New Year's calling in the United
States. More charming art. more delightful custom, are not numbered
among the good things that have
passed away to suffer in their time, let
us hope, a happy revival.
For more than a hundred years the
designing and coloring of New Year
cards occupied the attention of the
foremost draftsmen and wood engravers of .lapan, They were made at the
Command of the noblemen of the emperor's court, lu size they were from
six to eight Inches, aud each was inscribed with a poetic sentiment dictated by the noble giving the order. They
were printed from five or six blocks,
each color requiring, as In modern
color printing, a separate block. The
blocks were the property of the noble,
who retained or destroyed them at
will. No reprints for another were
ever permitted. A nobleman's New
Year card was like his coat of anus or
his sword. The surluionos, as Japan's
New Vear's cards were called, were
designed specially to please some ladylove.—New York I'ress.
woolsey frocks, with their heads tied
up In (laming red bandanna handkerchiefs, the redder the better, and with
a white handkerchief crossed upon
their breasts.
They came in groups, and each party
of buskers from a neighboring plantation was announced long In-fore It arrived by the well knowu tunes prevalent In those days Moating down the
road und over the fields as the happy
boys aud women hastened to the gathering.   A favorite tune was tbis:
YeB. wes (-wiiii* to de shuckin',
Yes, we'e gwlne to de shuckin',
We'a gwlne to de shuckin" of de co'n,'
An' we'll be dar In de mo'nln',
An' we'll be dur lrf de mo'nln'.
We'll be dar in de mo'nln'. ahuah eu
yo'fl bo'n.
As scon as the darkles were all as
Bembled the oldest slave present wen,'
to "ole massa" and begged a piece of
silver money. This wns always expected, and a plantation owner would
■ ub soon have thought of having a
"shuckin*" without corn as to be un-
i    prepared to produce the bit of sliver
j   on tbe first evening.
'       Taking this piece of silver, the nn-
It Wil* Celebrated In the Si>i-tuffllme
Nine Cvuturlei Ann.
Now the new year reviving old desires.
The thoughtful s»ul to solitude retires;
Ah. my beloved, till the cup that clean
Today of past regret and future fears.
So sang old Omar, (he Persian poet,
nine centuries ago. aud we of today
can hut echo ids thoughts at this New
Vear's season of resolution aud festivity, though kingdoms have risen and
fallen, old nations have decayed aud
new ones Sprung up und we live in a
country where sentiments of freedom
and justice abound, for the human emotions remain much the same whatever
the time or clime in which we live,
whatever the religious ln'tluences which
govern us. Of course In the time of
Omar In most countries the new year
wns celebrated In March, that being
the beginning of the vernal equinox,
and as It is thc season wben everything
in nature is given new birth the ancients probably for this reason considered It a suitable time to begin their
year ulso. Christianity, however, made
a distinct break, and finally in the sixteenth century Jan. 1 was settled ou by
common consent In all coutiuenta)
Her New  Yenr's Gift.
Luelln Glndys Rosamond
Ophelia Phyllis May
Sweetly resolved to mnke folks glad
Upon the New Year's dny.
A basket tilled with dainties rare
With her own hands she hore
And left It without word or altja
Before a poor friend's door.
"It did not even bear my name.
For that. In full, you see.
Would quite eclipse the gift Itself,"
fihe murmured modestly.
—Joe Cars.
The Yuletide Log-.
A custom at one time prevalent in
England and still observed in some of
the northern districts of the old country Is that of placing an immense log
of wood—sometimes the root of a great
tree—In the wide chimney place. This
Is often called the Yule log, and tt was
on Christmas eve that it was put on
tbe wide hearth. Around It would
gather the entire family, and Its entrance was the occasion of a great deal
of ceremony. There were music and
rejoicing, while the one authorized to
light it was obliged to have clean
hands. It was always lighted with a
brand left over from the log of a previous year.
Dlihci   Uot   and   Cold   Suitable   For
the Duy.
Following Is a list of hot and cold
dishes suitable to be served informally
on New Year's day:
Hot—C ill eke n consomme, beef tea,
clear green turtle soup, chicken okra
in cups, oyster poulette, chicken, lobster and sweetbread, croquettes and
patties, lobster Newburg.
Cold—Pickled oysters, roast turkey,
partridge, quail, boiled ham, tongue.
Salads—Chicken, lobster, potato, crab.
Sandwiches—Ham. chicken, tongue,
sardine, cheese, uut, beef, turkey.
Sweet Dishes—lee cream, biscuit. Tor-
toui. biscuit glace, cafe par fait, strawberry parfalt, charlotte russe, meringue
glace, meringue a la creme. New Year*!
cookies, chocolate, lemon, orange and
jelly layer cakes, fruit cake, mince,-ap-
pie and pumpkin pies, fruit tarts, all
varieties of fresh fruits, varieties of
cheeses, crackers, biscuits, wafers.
Beverages—Lemonade, tea, coffee,
New  Year's Cookie*.
Beat to a cream three-quarters of a
pound of butter and a pound of sugar.
Add three eggs and beat tbem through
the butler and sugar till thoroughly
mingled. Then add half a pint of sour
milk and a level teaspoonful of salera-
lus dissolved in a tablespoonful of hot
water. Next put in a gill of caraway
6eeds and a level teaspoonful of mace.
Stir In Uour till thc dough is stiff
enough to roll out thin/ After it ia
rolled as thin as pie crust cut tho
cookies out with a scalloped round cutter, lift them with a pancake knife
from the pastry board, put tbem in a
dripping pan, sprinkle over each cooky
a little sugar and bake them In a moderate oven.
The  New  Year's  Wn-mnH Cup.
Throughout all Europe the wassail
cup In one form or another is a feature
of the day. In old ilines one cup ol
gigantic size served the entire company, and when a man arose nnd took
the huge vessel In both hands to drink
to the guests a (rusted friend rose with
him and will) drawn hwoih! stood by
his side lest he should be traitorously
stabbed In the breast while drinking.—
A  Year and a Dar.
"I always feel a pity for the pool
young men of Greenland, those Eskimo
chaps, you know." said Clarence. "Nc
matter If those poor fellows keep their
New Year's resolutions ,a whole yeat
people would throw It up to them that
they could hardly stand by their principles for two days. Sad. isn't Itl
Very."—Chicago Tribune.
Those Neir  Year Resolutions.
Every 1st of January that we arrive
at is an- Imaginary milestone tn the
turnpike track of human life, at once
Ycnrs  and  Men,
The year Is dying) soon 'twill lie
Behind us In the fading pnst.
We watch It going, nnd we sigh
To think It couldn't alwnys last
All pensive for a little while
Wc count tho vanished years and fret.
Then greet the new one with n smile
And hurry onward and forget.
The passing years are like the men
We have to Berve—they pass away.
We mourn the master dead, and then
Tho new one welcome and obey.
We soon forget, If he Is kind,
The virtues of the kindly dend>
We do not mourn the years behind
!f hope lies In the one ahead.
-P   r.   Kln»r in Chicago Record-Herald
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-nana*- The Christmas
PrivaJe Jackson
IN Company K of a volunteer regiment that was camped."In Manila
a rear ago there was a soldier
named Isaac Jackson. He was
just a common, everyday sort of mnn.
a good enough fellow to get along
with, hut one whose talents and personality never would attract uuy particular attention. Previous to his enlistment he had hecn a hostler In a
livery stuhle, and in the village where
he Uvcd his social status was considered a minus quantity.
The town of Fa Icon hurst was a place
of aristocratic pretensions, and the
lending people of the municipality
prided themselves on being up to date.
Consequently when the whole country
was Interested in the sending of Christmas boxes to soldiers on foreign service the members of the exclusive set
of Fji Icon hurst resolved to do their
share. At an Informal meeting held
one evening at the residence of Hruw*
ster De Kullb, the Imuk president, it
was resolved to appoint a committee
consisting of six fashionable ladh'Hiind
a hull' dozen of the wealthiest men in
the community to prepare n suitable
Christinas box to be sent to "the heroes
who had left their homes in KnIcon-
hurst to do buttle for their country's
Hug In the faroff Philippines."
Ihe seh'Cl committee enleretl Into the
work with enthusiasm, On Ihe lirst
day there was collected a vast assortment nt tilings that it was thought the
soldiers would like. As the stuff was
being packed In the big box tb.it was
to be shipped to Manila one of the In
dies chanced to ask the names of the
buys who had enlisted from Knit-on*
hiust. No one present was able to answer the question, and. fearful that
their town hnd no heroes whom Ihey
could honor, the bank president's wife
w.nt at once to make Further inquiries
of her husband. Although this worthy
ii:;:ii was supposed to know all about
everybody who was anybody lu l-'fll-
conhlirst. he could not immediately call
to mind tbe name of a single volunteer,
and rather shamefacedly he so stated
to Ills wife. Rut Just then bis olllce
hoy. who had overheard the question
and answer, spoke up and said that
"Ike Jackson, who used to work tn
.[ones' livery stable." had Joined the
-•nny aud gone to Manila. The bank
er made nn investigation and found
that with the exception of Ike .lack-
son no one had enlisted from Falcon-
When It became known that Jackson
was the only volunteer of whom Ful-
conhurst could bona! there was some
disappointment lu certain quarters, hut
It was felt that the honor of the town
had been saved by a .small majority.
Aud hy one of those sudden turns
which public opinion often takes the
absent Jackson was made much of.
People who hardly desired to notice
him When he lived in their mid St called
upon the committee with parcels and
kindly messages that they wished to
send to their "old friend, Mr. Jackson."
Possibly no box that was sent to the
Philippines ever contained a greater
variety of presents. Everything, from
champagne to ginger snaps, was most
carefully packed Into the Christmas
box. There were reading matter galore,
knlckknacks of every description and
oilier good things too numerous to mention.
When the box wns Anally filled and
nailed up It took four men to load It
Into the wogon which wns to haul it to
the depot.
Having packed thn box and stnrteil
■the package on its wny across the con
tinent, those concerned In ilnlr work
felt it obligatory upon themselves to
write Jackson thnt he might know to
whom to give the proper credit.
In camp one night the boys of Company K wore discussing the approach
of Christmas and speculating upon
what they might get from home. Poor
Jackson took no part in the conversation, lie had no relatives living, and
to his knowledge there was not any
one In America who would bother
about sending him even a Christmas
card. When asked If he hoped to get
a package he shook his head and said
that he would be the Inst man In Manila that the folks in the United States
•jvould remember,
On Christmas eve the lirst sergeant
announced that thirty-eight letters aud
a Christmas box thut weighed 'about
a ton" were waiting to be receipted for
hy Private Jackson. Company K had
a very merry Christmas, hut through
it all Ike maintained his usual stolid
cheerfulness. The amount of stuff that
Jackson received, together with the liberality with which he distributed It.
caused to be circulated through the
regimeut a story to the effect that he
was a millionaire in disguise.—Manila
A    ChrlMtmnr*    Taak    For    llomeloek
Sherlea,  the  Detective.
It was the day afteu Christmas.
Homelock Sherles and 1 sat in the
Butcher street rooms cursing the
snowy, sloppy weather.
"Bless me! Mulroon's come home
sober!" he suddenly remarked as the
bark of a dog enme In from the ball.
"How on earth can you tellV" I marveled, for no sound of man's vojee hud
been beard.
"Because his dog doesn't know him."
answered my friend, with a. gleam In
his eye. "For a veterinary surgeon
you let a great many 'horses' get on
you. old man."
Another period of silence, unci then
Sherles reached up his long white
hand and took down the bottle of gin.
"No more of this!" he mused aloud.
"Now begins a period ol' hard wor.U
for me."
"Hart! work?" I asked wouderingly
"Why. i haven't heard or any recent
murders, robberies or disappearances."
■'None of tbo.se this lime, Aid man.
All mysteries. Kvery young man in
town will soon \w here lu have me
Hnd out whai the Christmas present
bis girl gave bim is intended tor, duu't
you know."-New York Journal.
■evolution  of  Clirl-ttmiiM.
It is said umt ('urisui..i.s was at one
time quite a movable least aud kept
when tue weather ami circumstances
permitted and that one of the early
popes tixed on Dee. 25, tiradually the
custom of singing canticles and carols
was intrnduc.'d by the church In remembrance of those soii'-.s of the heavenly host (hilt ama/eii the shepherds
on the Uullleuu bills and sent them off
iu hot haste to Und the wondrous babe.
Tbe holly and mistletoe decorations, of
course, descended from tbe Druids, and
a pretty fancy reigned which suggested that the sylvan spirits would he Induced to follow the evergreen branches
Into house and church und remain
there, sheltered from the utmost rigor
of winter frosts and snows. Then the
Yule log wus lit on Christmas eve and
the tire never allowed to go out before
Candlemas, a device for securing
warmth during the coldest weeks,
while people sat uround tbe hearth and
amused themselves with hot cookies
ami snapdragon, conjuring and forfeits.and quat.Vl spiced ule and punch,
much us their descendants crack Jokes
"over the walnuts and the wine" of
these days between Christinas und the
new year, when business Is ut a standstill and the children clamor for pur-
ties und pantomimes.
oi-MiTiiiti-'i-N  In  fSnglnnd.
The lighting ol Christmas candles
and the burning of the "Christmas
block" were the sure heralds of the
season iu old England, and the customs still survive in certain parts of
the country. In some counties a piece
of the Yule log Is kept from otic year to
the next, in order to light the next
year's log. In ancient times this fragment wus supposed to he u protection
against tire and thunder. Its ashes
were given to animals for certain sickness and were scattered over the land
to keep the corn From blight.
In Devonshire what is known as the
"Ashton fagot" Is burned on Christmas eve. and a company watches Ihe
falling apart of the hoops with which
the fagot Is bound as they burst with
the beat In some parts of England,
after the church service, the people
express their joy by crying out Iu
chorus: "Yule!   Yule!"
S>a*onRl>le Advice.
"I shan't want one," said Kitty, "unless It has real teeth."
"Never look a Christmas doll In tbe
mouth, Kitty." counseled her uncle.—
Chicago Tribune.
nr Rndynrd Kipling,
High nnon behind the tamarisks—the sun
Is hot above us—
As nt homo tho Christmas day Is breaking wnn,
They   will  drink   our healths  at dinner,
those who tell us how they love UI,
And forffet us till another year be gunel
THOMAS SCRUGGS, on Christmas day.
Got packagep galore,
Until he wondered If there could
By chance be any more.
He opened euch one when It came
Ami slowly grew earned,
Am. not a pueltuqe held n thin-*;
That his ki.'hi wrath assuaged)
Fer each one, in* It long or short
Or sllrn oi thick nnd tut,
Contained, In vurled shape nnd form,
'"Tlfi     ever     thus!"      moaned     Thomas
"In every Christmas wreck
I am tin* sufferer who gets
It always In the neck."
The ties were green and red and brown
And black and pink and blue.
With stripes and dots and funny lines
Of truly awful hue.
At last he fretted so about 1
The things that he fell 111,
And then, to add to all his woes.
There was n doctor's bill.
Today, when asked about the case.
He seems to grow annoyed
And answers that he suffered from
A filegu of necktiei'liold.
Soldier Dors' Christmas.
"There was never uuy lighting on
Christmas day during the civil war,"
said the late (Jeueral Hampton when
asked for some reminiscences. "It bus
been a long time ago, and 1 cannot remember much of those Christmas
times. We of the army had other
tldugs to occupy our attention. But
Christmas was one day ou which there
was no fighting. The men received
messages and boxes from home, and
camp life got an inspiration on that
"1 remember that on one Christmas
the ground was covered with snow.
The men ranged themselves on Bides
like schoolboys, and a tremendous buttle ensued. For a long time the contest rhged. The lines charged and were
broken, formed again and endeavored
to execute strategic movements. Finally the sport became so exciting und so
spirited that two men hud tbeir arms
broken, aud I had to go into the fight
and declare a truce."—Washington
Christmas In Other Lands.
In Norway, where Christmas finds
the land burled deep under the snow,
the liords frozen and the whole country tight In the grasp of tbe ice, there
are many quaint und pretty Christmas
customs. Perhaps the most Interesting
of all are tbe nesting and feeding of
the birds. A few days before Christmas
new straw and huy are put Into every
nest that can be found in the hollows
of trees und the eaves of bouses und
barns, nnd straw Is scattered about
over the frozen snow to be carried
away by tbe birds themselves. Then,
in every available spot on tbe thatched
roofs, on house tops, window sills and
doorsteps, are strewn large measures of
grain. It Is a pretty sight to see the
flocks of birds swooping down to this
feast. So they feed royally during the
holiday times, making up for many
days of scant living, for it Is hard to
find anything to eat where everything
Is frozen so fast.
By Sir Walter Scott.
England was merry England when
Old Christmas brought his sports again.
'Twas Christmas broached the mightiest
'Twas Christmas told the merriest tale,
A Christmas gambol oft would cheer
A poor maa's heart through half the year.
Hy iinrrlct Beech er Stowe.
[Written at the age of eighty-two.]
Hall, blessed ClirlstmnB mornl
When Christ, n child, wns born
Of .Mary, holy maid.
In heavenly grare arrayed.
Amen!   HallelulnhJ
Special Sale
. .OF...
Keep in mind our fine stock oi Fancy Goods
when making your Xmas selections.
J Drug Store
The "Club"
Fi rst Street.
Highest Grade Imported'
Ports, Cherries, Burgundies, Etc.
hristmas Goods
Buy your Xmas Goods now, You will have a
larger assortment to select from.
We can discount anything in the Toy, Fancy,
Goods and Novelty lines.
There has never been anylhing in Grand Forks
to equal our Fancy Chinaware.
By selling the quantity we can afford to sell
Therefore you will lose money by sending out
of town for anything in our line.
Remember our place is
Santa Claus' Headquarters
Bridge St. Phone A 115
Just Arrived...
A Fresh Supply of
This Year's Fruits
Cleaned and Seeded.
Candied Peel Shelled Walnuts
Shelled Almonds Mince Heat
Ami Absolutely  FRESH   EGGS


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