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 a ������-��������������������������� r  provin������W Libnry  1^  ID?  r-i���������'-������  77/������ 01/?  ESTABLISHED    ���������  REVELSTOKE. B.'C, DECEMBER 19. 1902.  $2.00 Per Year  /���������������*  'H Shoes, Hosiery,,Suspenders, Ties, Underwear, etc p  fy    " All above linos are up-to-date goods it will 'pay you to see  $ them before purchasing elsewhere.      We also carry  ������ Trunks. Valises, Sweat Pads,-Oil Coats, Oil Hats. Water-proof Sheets, etc  Weekly Shipments of Fresh Creamery Butter, and Eggs.   ,.  Our Teas and Coffees are taking the lead���������try them.  1 !l!& '  a "Era "O "in*  Front Street,  'JBE  Revelstoke, B. 0.  to 'choose'-from  is, what  every  Christmas  person wants when   buying  present ' ,  Poets  . "WE. .BULATAE   I  Wc have made a specialty of Souvenir Goods and -Novelties at Low Prices.- .''".,  We have 'made a specialty of high clatss< Chocolates and  other Confectionery.  Ladies'' Chatelains.   Ebony  Sets.. Fine Perfumes  and many other presentation Books.  ��������� W"ALTBE   BE'  DRUGGIST AND STATIONER.  NEXT HUM!*: CLOCK.    <$" ������ro^  ��������� .hot .<s*5re<������. O <%  tin  I'lIM. J!.  DEALETi   IM  "Boots,   Shoes,    ats,      Caps,   'Ready-  Made   Clothing,   Shirts,   Socks,  Winter clothing, Overalls,Suspenders  &>  Glomes, etc. <%>  Jrrtce*s <*������  ^ Ki^e-Oelstofie   .Station, B��������� C, #n  Tioyj and   Children's   Overcoats  and   Winter Clothing at     r������        /������  ffo  a  E  Thin E-'M-    Don't put iloll" ton lulo and Ciitch cold.  And do noi hny a cheap, shoddy,one.    They never look well,  Let, us make you n coal, (hat vvill please you.    "We can do il.  ro  Preparations  at the  Stores.  Revelstoke  in  a  Splendid Position  io Cater for the Holiday  Trade.  'K. JI. ALLUM '���������  '  ms an excellent assortment of  ladies' and 'children's watches  suitable for Christmas, and a good  stock of novelties.  nouitXE I5K0S.  have imported-a very fine lot'of  Limogc china ancl arc'showing [a  very nice slock of all kinds of  glassware, and fancy china. In  Christmas groceries; they have the  larg'c-t and best'.stock they have  ever shown. Messrs. Bourne have  also a full stock of Christie Brown  fancy biscuits and cakes, Robertson's chocolates,- candies and bon  bons. In fruits they have Japanese  oranges, California oranges and  lemons, all varieties of nuts, cranberries ravins, almoncls,candied peel,  and everything for Christmas cooking. . The firm has also a full stock  of grunileware, tinware, retc., for  serving the dainties of the"-'Christ-  nias season.  IIOHAC'E JIA.WNIXC;  has opened up a splendid stock of  nuts', fruits'and confectionery', ancl  and has put in a good supply of  homemade toffies ancl candies, than  which there is nothing more toothsome on the market, ' Mr. Manning is also agent' for the Singer  sewing machines,"of which he keeps-  ti stock of machines from the handsome drawing 'room cabinet to (he  drop-head, top box and hand  machines,' ancl from this slock a  fine present "for the home can be  selected.  J-".   ri. WELLS  ias a fine slock of-pipes, etc.. toilet  requisites, underwear, boots' and;  rubbers. , '   ��������� .  .1.' I W00DIIOW  expects-' to have in   an'amplc stock,  of turkeys,   poultry,' and    has   in  readiness  a  good   supply'of fish,  fresh meals and small'iroods.  , . s. - ^  JIOHKIS rt STEED  liabvc a large stock of'.crockery,  fancy ancl Japanese, pipe*, cigar  holder.-, lops, dolls,* fancy goods,  Xmas groceries of all description?;  cranberries, rasins, almonds, peels  of all kinds, currants, tea sets,  chocolate and cocoa sets, jardiniers  etc.  '    I?.   M. SMYTIIE  is showing mearchaum and fancy  pipes of all descriptions, Peterson's  patent smokcrscabinets. B. B. pipes,  imbcr mouthpieces and silver  mountings,fancy mercchaum cigar  lubes, fancy B. B. companions, two  pipes in a case, large variety big  stem cigar * cases. Manila and  Havana cigars, slock .of Robertson's candy, bon bons in boxes,  English and union cigarettes. The  best pipe in the store will be  awarded lo the winner,of the coin-,  petition which he i������ arranging for  his Christmas purchasers.  1 i i  , ,      ,u. HOW.'-O.N* & co.  have a fine stock of rockers, pictures,  fancy     furniture. ��������� fancy    chairs,  centre tables, dressers,  sideboards,  stands, etc. <   _  '      \V.   REWS.  has opened up a very complete stock  of Eouveincr novelties, including  medallions, cups and .saucers,  c.eam 'and sugar dishes, fancy  trays, canoe paddles, shells, etc.,  also a full line of cards ancl calendars, chnttelainc bags, scent bottles,  perfumery in large ancl varied  assortment; limogc china, chocolates in great variety, diaries for  100.5. fountain pens, poets and  presentation books of different  kinds^ bibles nnd books of hymns  and pray' rs for llie different denomination? represented in the  city.  WAII   CII ONO  has opened an attractive stock of  ..Japanese ancl Chinese novelties in  his .stores on Front street ancl Mc-  Kenzie Avenue. The stock includes  silks, bamboo work, crockery, fruits,  candies, silk dressing gowns etc.  ��������� wixc; ciifxr;  makes a specialty of Chinese and  Japanese goods, having a choice  .-election of silks, lanterns, cups,  saucers, plates, lea sets, screens,  walking canes, candies ancl chocolates, vases, umbrella stands, trays,  and fruit. He has also imported a  siock of lettuce and olher salads.  ,   TAYLOR  liHOS. it OEOKfJE LIMITED  havo a   good   stock   of   Christmas  rasins.  art goods, table covers, piano ancl  chair drapes, fancy Mouses with  medallion effects,-lace insertion and  linen effects in blousc-s with collars  attached, Shetland, blouses in all  shades,furs, etc. Thestockinchides  a magnificent   selection  of carpets..  J: k. wood. '  is showing fine lines of centre ttbles,  rockers for Christmas,  candies', etc.  uejd & youxg , '.  are making a general display of  goods suitable for ,the. season, including furs, ties, belts,1 silk drapes,  handkerchief ancl glove cases,  ladies' silk blouses, ladies' and  gents' ties, ladies' ancl gents' gloves,  women's and children's jackets,  fur jackets and full line of men's  furnishings. '*  j. a. miller *fe'co.      0  are showing a  splendid assortment  of toys with mechanical movements,  steel trains, , horses,   carls,   games  etc.    Dolls   are   in, great   variety  from 10'cents to $10. Tliere are  perfumes and alomisres in all  varieties. A choice assortment of  Xmas presents is shown in manicure sets in ebony, ebony mirrors,  English satin lined work baskets,  -d-iinty8 glove and handkerchief  boxes in celluloid. Jn confectionery  there is a choice stock of Lowney's  famous chocolates ancl bon bons,  (name on every piece),also'Smith's  crackers, specially imported for,the  holiday trade. ,    '  W. li. SMYTHE  has his windows set out attractively  with the good things to be obtained  within in the shape, of chocolates  and candies of all kinds.'  THE iiEVKLSTOKE    W1XE   ct  SI'IIUT CO.  are making a specialty of putting  up ca-*cs of liquors for Christmas.  .1. n. CIIESSJIAN .'  has a good stock   of   worsteds ancl  4  y?  dress'  order?,  suitings   for   the    season's  REVELSTOKE CLUB.  9  ^  \ If You Want the Best  and Purest Selected Tea  that money can bny,  J   packed to ' retain  its natural aroma and  flavor,  free from the contamination of the odors of sur-  '   ,'  rounding articles, get  ', o  Ting Ling Package Teas  i i)  They come in  pounckair light leaded packages  perfectly pure. _ , ,.  i i '  One Pound Makes Over., 200 Cups,  50c per Pound i  For sale onlv al  1 Bourne Bros'; - G,  rocery  Store  ���������     EVEnyTHIfTG JVE.W  Suitable \for  and yoxing  Herewith we reproduce a "ciil of the Kilpatrick block, which is to be  used as the club rooms by, the club' now' being, organized. The lower  floor is occupied by J. A. Miller & Co., druggists and stationers, and the  upper floor will be fitted up for club rooms. If further accommodation  should be necessary the upper floor of the Downie block, adjoining, will  be aclded to' the club rooms later on.  Representative Meeting Held At Sandon.  it,  \W  j groceries   including   fancy  ! nuts, confectionery, plum puddings,  I peeks uf all kinds,   oranges, canned  ���������w       -j   . .,  ���������     'iroods.    In   lhe   drv coods depart-  i* aSillOHa/Dle i'">!('nt I"'otl.v triumphal  arches have  i been erected.    The   season's   stock  I includes arl cushion covers,Japanese  rjn  alios*.  A thoioughly representative  meeting of those interested in silver-lead'mines was held-in Sandon  last week.  The Great .Western, Silver Cup  and Triune were represented by D.  G. Forbes ; Metropolitan by. j. A.  McCrossan and Paradise by R: R.  Bruce.  The following resolution was unanimously adopted :  "Whereas, the silver-lend industry  of British Columbia, notwithstanding  the unusual richness, the proved  continuity of the veins, and tho * favorable natural conditions, which, if not  nniclionated, will end in total stagnation, and  Whereas, the lead mining camps of  the United .Stales, and particularly  those in the adjoining state of Idaho,  are, nnd for years have been enjoying  great prosperity, duo to a protective  tariff conserving the homo market,'and  Whereas, the silver-lead mining .industry has been for some years of  national importance, and, u ti lefts  allowed to decline, will speedily attain  to a much greater degree of importance, benefitting by its increased j  expenditures the trade and advancement oi both eastern and western  Cannd.i, and  Whcreas.our domestic market for the.  manufactured products of lend is  chiefly supplied from the products of  ores mined in Mexico and Europe;  where the labor coot of production is  much lower than in this country: a  condition of affairs permitted by' tho  'wholly inadequate protection affoided  by the existing tariff; while the pi ices  of white lead, lead pipe, sheet lead and  shot.in the Dominion of Canada, are  approximately equal to the prices  charged for the same commodities in  the Ignited States,all to the detriment  of the producers, consumers and transporters of lead in this country, and  Whereas, under the existing tariff,  little or no protection is afforded to '  the lead producing industries; whilst  adequate protection is afforded to all  other industries of equal importance,  known to us, and  .Whereas, these conditions result in  the exportation of a preponderance of  our crude ore nnd bullion, the former  lo American smelters nnd the latter lo  the markets of the world; there lo  enter into co'iipefition with tho products of cheap European and Mexican  labor, and* the surplus product of 7 the  protected lead industry of the United  Stales.  Therefore, we, lho silver-lead inineis  of the East nnd West Kootenay districts of British Columbia' in convention assembled, do hereby leconiniend  and respectfully urge the enactment  of a tariff act whicii vvill afford ample  protection to the producers, manufacturers and transporters of dead, thereby creating and fostering a new nnd  expansive home industry'calculated to  benefit nil classes hy tho_stiinillation of  national trade and commerce..  Having in view the interests of the  producers, manufacturers and consumers of lead, we would recommend a  duly equal (o (hat imposed by the  United Slates, viz:  On lend in ores J h cents per pound.  On lead in bullion, pig's, bars'and  old lend, 2J eenls per pound.   ���������  On lend in sheets,pipe and shot-,ctc,  2A cents per pound.  "On   white   lend, etc., 2Jj[   cents   per  goiind. >  On all other products of lend ns  provided in the Dineley tariff act of  July 2llh, 181)7.  Provided always (lint if any lime il  shall he proved-Unit a combination  has been formed for the purpose of  unduly increasing the charges made  for smelling lend ores produced in  Canada, or for refining or, marketing  lend bullion, or if tho charge for smelting nnd refining in Canada is proved  exorbitant, then the Governor General  in Council may at his discretion permit the admission into Canada of lead  bullion smelted and refined, or smelted and refined in foreign countries  from Canadian lend ores, upon payment of an luhiilorom duty of IS per  cent upon the cost of such smelting  nnd refining.  And lhe .secretary is hereby instructed to forward copies of tho foregoing  resolutions lo the senators and member-" of the Dominion parliament,  representing British Columbia, with  the request that, they present the same  to the Federal Government as a memorial with their endorsement.  Five delegates wero appointed,  comprising of Byron N. While, H.  li. Alexander, .T.a'mes Cronin, G. AV.  Hughes and S.S. Fowler to accom  jiany our member,Mr. Galliher ancl  members of boards of trade to  Ottawa lo piess our claims.  IMTO*RTE'D GQQT}.S��������� The newest on the market, and  somethinQ" to  please everybody.  IJV TzOy+J*���������We   have  the largest stock  and" most novel  "    '    in rhe mechanical line. "��������� ���������  Oi/i^ "DOLLS���������See them and gel quotations.  WHE11E WE LEAD��������� Is in the line of PERFUMES,*  " and ATOMIZERS'.   .All the  French lines of-"Perfumes  and odors  to  suit every nerson. '  OtirAto'm-  ��������� . r      1 u K ,  . izers excel everything,- heino' dainty and  the newest-  designs.' .  UfiE flRyPEST���������I'n'the lines'of, Manicures and   Toilet  1   Sets, both iii  Ebony ancl Celluloid: ���������       .,.-,.'  COJVFECTIOJVE'RJ/���������A full line p������the celebrated jJow-"   . n.eyj>lfjoiicls lA l.������o--<-1 - cornpIeie  Iine~of "Robertson s',~  t   the favorite  Bon-Bons of the  East.    Tom  Smithes  ���������   '     Crackers a specialty, ���������        ,.,'���������'  J. A. Miller tSl~Cc., StZZrl   -  kilpatriok: block, *       KEVELSTOKE. b. o.  4*  4-  4-  4*  OODS  CARVING SETS, in cases or in nail's.    ���������  SILVER   PLATED  GOODS  Soup Tureens, Biscuit Jars*, Tele-a-Tele .'.ets, Butter Dishes, Fickle Jars  Tea Sets, Glass Cni'-ts, Jelly ami linn I3on Dishes, Cake Baskets,   .  Children's .Mugs, Napkin Rings, Nut.Ciaekers. *        '  SILVER   PLATED   CUTLERY  Knives and Forks in sets.   Ghildien's Knife, Fork and .Spoon in Plated  Ivory and Pearl Handles.     Berry Spoons Sugar .Shells. Butter  Knives, .Scissois in cases,.Itazois in cases.  SHATES. HOCKEY  STICKS. PUCKS.  --H^#"M-f##"W^^^  juocr/Leds <&u ,Gi<?t>���������i4������Mir7is6  CtsTld/   dyt������c<^0-tlrS .  I  Vour Scale of  Wages can he  raised  lo higher Xote.-i-BANK NOTES.  The International  Correspondence-Schools,  SCItANTON", I'A. '  can   train you   in   your -spare litlle by  mail to inriv.isc your value lo yourself  by  inci ci-uig  your  value   lo   other:-.  We offer instruction in   the  following  Mibjectt*- Moch.-niic.il, Sleain, Electrical  Civil,   .Srmilaty and   Mining Engineering:  Shop and Foundiy Fun-lire: Mechanical Drawing Archil' rime. Architect lira 1 Drawing, BhiniLiiig, Healing,  nnd   Ventilation,   Sheet Metal   .vork.  Telephony, Tcleg-raphy, Chemistry, Ornamental Design, Lettering, Sign Fainting,   Bookkeeping    Stenography,    English   Dianche-s    Elect lo-Therapeu tics  French, German and Spun Mi (with phonograph).  10 per cent discount allowed to thos-e sending in Lhis advertisement.  Address W. H. McDOUGALL Local Repiet-entaUve,  P. 0. Box ISO, Nelson, B. C.  -. i ;.  G '���������!���������&.(  I "i irr^-^Jr^rVj^aLi^^jr,irf>������*n  ^���������J^f.a^-iUa^^&.^lirt.lsi;  Azrjvfe^ii/wiijwii'wt*^-,  ^b  ',,':-','i'. ���������'  ''���������#-:���������,  :-���������&  ri  J <J-  ^iffi^dtt^itiMa������  ������b.e IRootena? fl&ail RAILWAY  CROSSINGS.  PUBLISHED  FRIDAY.  -AT- f  REVELSTOKE. B.C.  Subscription ' Price,   $2.00   Per  Annum  on     application  ADVERTISING    P.ATKS  Changes in advertisements must be in by  Tuesday of each week to secure good display.  JOB PRINTING promptly executed at reason-  able rate,������.  ACCOUNTS for printing and advertising  payable on fin>t of month; .subscriptions  payable in advance.  CORRESPONDENCE invited on matters of  public interest. Communications to Editor mu-t be accompanied by name of  writer, not nccc������.-arily for publication, but  as evidence of good faith. Correspondence  must reach the office by Tuesday evening.  Address .'    ' >  Thk Kootenay Mail,  Phoiie No. 13. Revelstoke, B.C.  We request oup numerous readers to  favor us with their assistance in  'making the KOOTENAY MAIL the  most valuable; advertising- medium In the Kootenays by giving  the preference, when making purchases to those Arms who are  regular advertisers In the KOOT-  ENAY MAIL.  Reserves and Other City Matters.  The following is the reply sent by  3. S. McCarter, city' solicitor', to G.  memoranda  recently  CITY AGENTS.  Copies of Tub Mail may bc'obuincd from  the following city agents:  J. W. Rkxnktt.  an ad a Dkug & Hook Co.  t\  li.  WKM.S.  H  ARVEY & McCARTER  ���������BARRISTERS, SOLICITOUS, ETC  Offices :   Molsoxg  Bank   Rlocxc,   Rkvki/  '���������;    . STOKE, li. C'  ' Money to loan. . ",  Offlccs: RevcUtokc, B.C.; Fort Steele, R. C. ,  Geo. S. McCaktkk,   '  Revelstoke, li. C.  J. A. Hahvi-y,  Kort Steele, R.  0.  I  E MA-ISTRE & SCOTT,  Barristers. Solicitors, Notaries  Public, Etc.   ,   .  First Street.  Revelstoke, B.C.  G  M. Sproat';  published :  "I may say that the Council and  Board of Trade some time ago took  up with the Government the question of establishing some better  means of communication with.the  opposite side of.the Columbia river,  but the conclusion arrived at by  the Government appears lo have  been that the present.conditions do  not warrant such a large expenditure, as would be involved in  building a trallic bridge there. You  will therefore see' that, with reference to the first item of. your  memorandum, the Council and  citizens are in no way at fault as  suggested by you.  With reference to yourcomplaint  that the city is severed for a mile  by a railway embankment without  a legal crossing 1 may point out  that there are at present in use  between the Columbia river bridge  and the C. P. R. station at least six  crossings of the railway track,  namely the .underground crossing  at the bridge, the crossing north of  Wales St., crossing to Long's brewery, the crossing' to, TurnrossV  place,,Campbell Ave. and McKen-  zic Ave. crossings.  Therefore,  as  matters stand, the  citizens are not badlv off for cross  SCHOOL LANDS. <  By G. M: Sproat.  The first time* I met the late, Sir  Hugh Allan, in Montreal���������then old  and rich���������he was busy with some  project of a city park,-and I remember his saying "is it riot strange.  Mr. Sproat, that men in cities often  seem to forget, or disregard, the fact  that, as a rule, tlie majority of' the  population consists of  women and  children   who   need   a    pleasant,  accessible resort as a supplement to  the home?" The question surprised  me, a' newcomer from old  London,  (the city   of. parks   and   Elysian  suburbs) where land is dear,vfor I  could riot think it applicable to new  countries where land is comparatively    cheap.     Travelling    afterwards,   '  however,    ��������� observantly,  through Canada and  the Slates, I  found that Sir Hugh's remark was  just, and I was not long in recogni:  zing the broader fact that  (outside  of the domestic sphere of course) it  is precisely in  new countries  that  the   selfishness   ancl   greed ,of the  male human animal are more apparent.    In founding Nelson, I laid  off a  lovely park in the middle of  the town.   The Government sold it  next   year   for   a    trifling    sum.  Sitting now ������������������  While these'erossings, or some of  them,  are  not  legal'  crossings^-, the  E  DWARD A. IIAGGEN,  Mining. Engineer,  (Mem. American Institute Mining Engineers)  (Mem. Canudian Mining Institute.)  ' Revelstoke, B. C.  Examination of and reports on Mineral Properties a Specialty.  city authorities have not <in the  past deemed it necessary - to incur  large expense in' compelling  legal  ."\S  TLLIAM A. BAUER,  Dominion a Provincial Land  ,   '    Sukvkyor. ,  Surveys of Mineral Claims, Timber Hcrtlis and  Crown Lands.,  i Care ot J. D. SiuiiAr.u, ItKVKUsTOKK. B.C.  J.  A. KIRK,  Dominion and Provincial  ���������  Land Surveyor,  ,    Revelstoke, B.C.  M  ISS EDWARDS,  TRAINED MEDICAL AND SURGICAL  NURSE.  6  REVELSTOKE, 'li. C.      '  TOe TRootena^ HDail  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1902.  As this is the last issue of the  Kootenay Mail before Christmas  we take this opportunity Aof wishing our readers a merry Christmas  and a happy New Year.  With all the attacks made on  thcDunsmuir  it  government put on  the statute-book some of the best  legislation the province has seen,  as the new electoral, public schools,  ' hospital, municipal, coal mines ancl  fisheries acts.  It ill becomes the News-Advcr-  ��������� tiser to exhibit such indecent vin-  clictiveness against the Prior  Cabinet till they have'had a chance  to show what they can do. The  people of this province accorded the  editor of our contemporary the best  chance ever given a minister of the  crown to do good work, ancl .the  result was the abuse of the opportunity by making it the occasion of  vindictiveness against a fellow  member for Vancouver, and the  plunging of the province into politi-  1 cal chaos.  crossings to be ,e|tablislied, there  having been no serious complaint  made since the underground crossing at the Columbia bridge was put  in good condition by the railway  | company.   ,  ! No objection has been raised so  so far by the railway company ,to  the free use of the-other crossings'  mentioned, and so long as" matters  remain in that condition the city  authorities do not see the necessity  of stirring up the question of new  crossings, which woulcl involve a  considcrable outlay by, the city and  others. ' . ���������  'If any of. the present, crossings  are closed, and inconvenience thereby results to property owners in the  city, I have no doubt the city will  at once call into action the powers  it possesses to establish crossings,in  necessary and proper places, ancl to  appropriate such lands as may ,'bc  necessary for rights of way, and 1  have no doubt the Dominion Government, vvould also proceed to  establish (under the reservations  contained Jin all their grants) suitable roads, to accommodate those  who have acquired,from Ihem lands  lying north of the city limits."  Mr. McCarler's reply also deals  wilh  the  other  matters raised by  Mr. Sproat, ancl points out that the  city" is  not .responsible for the-Big  Rend road, that being-thc work  of  the Provincial Government, before  (he city was incorporated, and that  the Council had not had'money  to  spend   in   improving 'the reserve.  The cemetery grant  was from  the  Dominion, not Mr. Farwell, ancl the  title to the school reserve was from  the Province,    The school had been  erected (hero on the assurance that  ihe title of the Province was  good.  Mr!  Sproat   replied   contending  the city   had   closed   streets   and  alleys   belonging'to   the  Farwell  estate, as   tit   the  school ancl hospital, ancl enclosing copy of" letter  to   this   effect   to hospital trustees  urging that the  alley   closed   and  built on  belonged  to Mr. Farwell  from whom title should '"have been  obtained in a proper manner.  IN LANDLESS REVELSTOKE  it is satisfactory to find, on examining records,"that the city councils  of 1S99, 1900 and 1901, together  .w'ith many leading citizens, were  fully alive to the land-needs of the  city. What ,they succeeded in obtaining from the fortune-enjoying  Mr. Mara, the Smelting Company  or the C. P'. R. I have not, so far,  been able to trace. ,'Mr. Farwell,  the fortune-less, not having then a  title, was,' of course, out, of the  running. He has not yet received  all his'patents, but, as soon as he  was able, ancl before, he had realized a cent for himself from his  property here, he  DONATED TO TIIE CITY  a house ancl lot on Front street,  ancl eight acres for a cemetery, and,  at the request of the<-1901 council,  held for the city block No. 52, at a  low price, throwing in a villa, lot  with it.   '" ���������  I recommended this disposition | ing  of the block to Mr. Farwell in the  hope that the landless city might at  least have land for school needs���������'  the school being on one block, say  No. 52, ancl the playground (which  is as 'necessary as a school house)  say on block No. 53, on which the  wooden���������* school house formerly  stood.    ,  The above was the situation at  the end of 1901.  Then came upon the scene the  1902 council/whose right to its own  opinion I do not question.    It   < ���������  KEVEUSKD THE POLICY     "  of all preceding councils that the  city should, as far as possible,  obtain land for city purposes, without expropriation, which is only a  coarse method of purchase. One  of .its earliest acts was to inform  Mr. Farwell, curtly, that the city  did not want block No. 52 "on any  terms." , This suited Mr.. Farwell,.  for he had the satisfaction  of hay-  STATE   RAILWAYS.  A Winnipeg Merchant Talks Horse  Sense.  ^ In an interview with the  Nelson  News, A. McDonald, the well-known  Winnipeg merchant, advocated  a  state-owned^ transcontinental line,  this railway to be operated 'for  the  benefit of the people, ancl only run  to pay a reasonable percentage on  its cost, of building and maintenance.     It* was   no   use ' bringing  another company in  to  build , the  line.     The companies now understand that the best method of paying dividends   on   over-capitalized  systems was by agreeing on  rates.  The question of .transportation  at  "the present stage of the  history  of  the west was more serious than  it  had ever been.    The cost of building a transcontinental  railway  by  the Government .would  be, rough] V  speaking, about, $100,000,000, and  the interest on this, at, 8  per cent,,  which would be all that it would  be  necessary  to raise   eacli  year,  would-be less lhan the C. P. li. has  placed to.rest account during  the  last six months, after having paid  at the rate of 5 per cent i>er annum  on the  excessive" capitalization, of  from- two   ancl   one-half, to three  times the co=t of the road.    Against  this it was urged that it woulcl bear  very heavily on,the stockholders of  the   C. P. R.'   That, however, hacl  nothing to do with the matter. The  rates charged by the railway  hacl  borne  hardly ������������������ on  the people for a  long   time   without   causing    any  worry  to' the   stockholders.     The  WOMAN'S FRANCHISE.  The following is the petition to T.  Taylor, ML. 1*. P., circulated by R.  Tapping in favor of woman's franchise:  ���������'Wc; the citizens of Revelstoke, are  greatly in favor of the married  ladies  being granted the right to vote in  all  our municipal elections, and whereas  the married ladies are interested in the  payment of taxes, street improvements  and all matters pertaining to the good  welfare of the  community, mere , especially in the school, and  the moral  improvement of the citizens, therefore  we   would   urge  your Government'to  make amendment   to, the   municipal  act to grant-the wives of ''all  the men  that, have a vote in the city her franchise, also   without    her     being    a  property   or   householder.     Trusting  your Government vvill give this matter  earnest consideration, your petitioners,  etc." '". "  s. aivn������i^:^LH:o35r  Has takeu ovor the Blacksmith, Wheelwright and Implement business carried  on by W. Mollison at Revelstoke.  Wagons Made and Repaired. The Best Carriage Woods Kept in Stock  Tools,Sharpened.     , Shoeing,a Specialty.  Chatham -Wagons' iind Sleighs.    W. M. Gray's Cutters, Buggies and, Express  Wagons.    McCoruiick  Mowers  and  Reapers.    Copp  Bros.' Plows,   ,  Harrows, Cultivators, Potatoe Diggers, etc., etc.  POLITICS.  freight rates were excessive, especially to inland points. ��������� The only  possible hope of cheap transportation woulcl be through the Government building tho line'.  thk' lead problem,..   '  As regards the agitation over the  lead problem which was going on  in this country, as an outsider who  was. very   much, interested in the  Kootenays, he   did   not   see   how  either bounty or duty woulcl be of  permanent [assistance.     Past   experience  had  shown that the plac-  of1  new. duties   did but little  to the people at large, except  in an  occasional insignificant' instance.     What he  believed woulcl  be     the   solution , in     Manitoba  should    ' also   work ' here. "    If  the     Government     itself     woulcl  build a refinery and refine the lead  at cost and give the producer practically   cost   freight   rates   to the  market, than   no   protective, duty  would be needed.' '  One duty here that has impressed  him as most unjust was that on  mining machinery.. 'd "  good  ," Ex-Governor Ross has been elected  for the Yukon hv a majority of nearly  1,000.  Ex-Lieut-G'overbor Mclnnca is opposed to parly lines in Provincial  politics.  The nominations for Wost Yale did  not take place on Wednesday owing to  the writ not having arrived.'  When the Canadian Northern legislation' did not pass as originally presented, Hon. Col. Prior tendered'" his  resignation to -his committee, who,  however, refused to accept it."  Says the Kootenaian: "If wc tike  the general concensus of opinion expressed by the press of British Columbia, it will be clear that the so ended  opposition    headed    by   McbV.idc   is  dead."  ������������������  At a banquet at Halifax, IIon.'Mr.,  Fielding snid, on _the tnrili, it was ,a  question of moderate nnd. reasonable  tnrili' against high nnd excessive duties  which prevailed under the National  Policy.  Dr.'. Melnncs accuses' Sir Wilfrid  Lnurier of going back on his promises  on'the Chinese question, an'd says the  Government considered the e.tVect 'on  C.P.R' revenue in excluding Chinese  more than Lho welfare of tbe province;  th;it.< the Liberal Government Inul  made a.profit out'of Chinese of $1,022,-  970; thiita the surplus over revenue  taken from the province in the lust  ten years was $12,-103,G19, and now  amounted to about $2,000,000 a "year;  that Sir Wilfrid Lnurier hnd done .less  than the Conservatives in the way of  cabinet representation for British  Columbia. ' ,(   ���������  Wholesale and Retail ���������'''..  .   V   .   Meat Merchants.  Head Office, Abattoir and Cold Storage:  <^^ss**"Calgary, Alberta  ELECTRICAL  CONTRACTS OF ANY  MAGNITUDE   EXECUTED  Opmplete Installations Our Specialty      ���������  '" Finest Class of Machinery   .....  The Hinton Electric Co. Limited  VICTORIA and VANCOUVER.  ] hiive experienced a wondeiful result in usiiia- Ripans Tabules. I vvas seriously idl'ected with indigestion and hi-ai-thnrn. A friend suggested, Hying  Rip;ins���������and I was surprised al the improvement. On making application a few  years ago for policy of insurance, 1 was refused on account of a weak heart, but  the same company passed nie recently, iind I give Ripans Tabules credit foi the  health i am enjoying. I can certainly recommend thein,to any one suffering  vvith palpitation'of* the heart or indigestion.  The ��������� Conservatives ran the  Masonneuve election on the Manitoba School Question and the  injustice that, has been done to  French-Canadians by Sir Wilfrid  Laurier, ancl brought Archbishop  Langevin to back thorn up. In the  west the same party charges that  the government is run entirely in  the interests of French-Canadians  and Quebec. It is time Conservative campaigners let the corpse of  religious bigotry and racial prejudice rest in peace. What has gone  high tariff policy  wrong  wilh the  which Mr.Borden advocated in  west?  the  COMMERCIAL  Moscrop Bro.s. are very successful in  the making of coils for hot water installations, ..These coils cim be  adapted to fit almost any stove. |The  firm are also.ready to make acetylene  gas plants; which are .so well suited for  the lighting of hotels. They have on  view at their workshop a 30-light plant  which.' they have constructed, and  which is of exceptionally compact  design.  THELEADPROBLEM  Suggestions of a Leading Manitoba  Merchant.  *J vj  A     Macdonald,   of     Winnipeg,  speaking of the lead.question, says:  "I     think    necessary   machinery  should   be  put   on   the free list, al  least as far as Briti.-h Columbia ' is  concerned.     The  Federal Government is giving hundreds  of   thousands   annually   in   the    way    of  bonuses for the development of the  iron and steel industry in the  cast,  and   are   giving   a   rebate almost  equal to the duty on raw  material  for the benefit of eastern manufacturers.     Why,   then, should .mine  owners not be  allowed  to import,  free of duty, the machinery that is  necessary for, the  development  of  their mines ?'   There is a' good deal  of agitation over the lend problem;  and   how   it   is to lie solved is the  question, but solved it must bc,and  that soon.     To  my mind the best  solution of the question is for the  Government to build a refinery and  refine  tho   lead   at, .cost���������anange  with the railways to transport  tliu  product of the refinery to the'differ-  ent parts of the Dominion   at, cost.  In this way. the   mines  could   be  operated   at a pro/it, and the price  to the consumer would  not be "increased."   '���������''���������,'  ing done lhe generous, ancl therefore, the right, thing, by his fellow  ratepayers, ancl found himself  several thousand dollars in pocket,  prospectively, through this decision  of the 190*2 council. I noted the  amount on the estate assets, and  thought no more about the matter  until, arriving here lately. I saw to  my astonishment and I mav say.  h'orror. that the city had built  A LAH'-E RKICK SCHOOL HOL>E  on block No. 53, the relation of  which to, the Farwell estate  yet determined, (owing to the dila  ton* habit of the Dominion in  correspondence) and the whole of  whicii block .would make but a  small playground. I begin lo  doubt if the.mayor and councillors  ���������none of whom (with the exception  of Mr. Taylor) is known to me even  by headmark���������ever can have been  boys. A public school, without an  ample playground, is liko a **claut  scotch;  LABORS CALL.  ���������CHEWING-  TOBACCO  AT   DRUGGISTS.  The five-cent packet  is . enough' for an'ordinary occasion  The family bottle, sixty cents, contains a supply for a year.  we  W.M. Lawrence has life contract for  the heating ofthc new drill hall. ,  Labor conditions in Britain are  terrible 500,000 being out of work.  Men fight for work at' the dockyard  gates. Woolwich arsenal has discharged 2000 employes and will discharge 4000 more, and 56,000 members  of the army reserve released from  service swell the ranks of the unemployed. Teachers share their  luncheon with the children at the c"hst  end schools out of sympathy with  them.  J. Pierpont Morgan says : 'T nnd  men'like mc arc inevitable organizers  oi the work oi the world. Our proceedings may not be'pleasant but they  arc necessary. ,We are doing what  miiofc be done, audit,is eventually for  the interest."* of all the people. When  1H nol i tho time comes that the people resolve  to take their own ��������� they will find the  syatemization ready for them. You  may call us Socialists, for that is the  ultimate of what wc arc doing���������the  taking over by the people of ,thc  material of their life."'  At the mines commission' evidence  was given that, a mini who worked in  the Markle mines for 30 years found  wages were so low h* wns always in  debt to the Company, nnd in 17,years  he had only once received money in  wages. lie had to deal with the,  Company's store, arid prices were iron)  10 to 20 per cent, higher than olher  places. A twelve-yenr-old bre.ikcr-hoy  was working to pay oil'debt incurred hy  his father, who wns killed in the  mines. " He .eceived no pay, but wn.s  given due bill-,, showing the debt his  mother wus incurring, such ns house  rent, etc., wa^ growing fa'iler than he  could reduce it, a., be wns only getting  four cents- ;.ii hour.  Because it is the best quality.  ,_  Because   it is the most,  lasting chew.  Because 't is the  largest   high grade  5'or 10c. 'plug.  Because  U"e   tag-* are   valuable   for  premiums until January 1st  100L '  Because    ������"c guarantee  every  plug,  and  Because    vour denier is authorized to  ri'funrl  your  money if you  are not satisfied.    '  THE EMPIRE TOBACCO Co. LIMITED  Kootenay Lodge  No. 15A.P.& A.M.  Have advanced in Price 50 per cent the last 60 days  By Spring they will have advanced irfpricc  One Hundred Per Cent.  Could you find a Better Investment Anywhere?  H. S. WALLACE, Manager,  CAMBORNE TOWNSITE CO,  if y  The regular incolings  arc held in the Jliis-  onic Temple. I'oui'ik;  Hall, on Llie third  Monday in each  month at S p. in.  Visiliiifj: brethren  cordially welcomed.  U. OOltDON"     Sl-CUKTAKY.  o' cauld porridge," a  men say.  PfRSt'INC THK I.NQUHtV  f. found that the 1902  council*-has  been   strictly 'logical   in   its   new  policy   of   "bother   the land, what  does the city want with   land?" for  all tho land it has, or deems it has,  for both  school   bouse   and   play-  ground^ consists of G   lots, together j  300 feet by 100 feet, on one side of j  tbe   alloy   in   block No, o3, nnd -i j    The   Voice  lots, together of  a  somewhat  less; Winnipeg, say.-:  area, on the other side of the alloy, j of British Cofumbi.i  No steps have been taken even to g.���������tiilatc(l ������po������ the  close  the  alley, ancl 'whrn  closed,  the title to the. soil of it, as of  the  closed part of Wynn street, must be  acquired from Mr. Farwell.  The above is not the whole story, i  Lawyers are not agreed that (he  city's   title   is   good, even   to  the  REVELSTOKE LODGE, I. O. O. F��������� No 25.  Regular meetings arc held  n Oddfellows' Hall every  Thursday night at eight  -^- ^ r^,  ~r*T-~z, o'clock.   Visiting brothers  <v������������a'- &KSJf cordially welcomed.  II. S. WILSON", N.G.   J. A. STONE, IL & l'\S.  es'penan  SELKIRK LODGE, NO. 12, I. O. O. F.  Meets every Tuesday  evening in Selkirk  TInll at S o'clock.  Visiting brethren cordially invited to attend.  1. MA Til I1C. Sue.  J. OUTHKTT, N'. G.  the  labor    organ     of  The   workii.gmon  arc    to   he   con-  iiinoiiriceiiient of  the  new   premier   that   ho   purpose!-  maintaining u non-parti/.an   ndmini.-  tration in that province.      The;re   are  those among certain   politician:; who  urge that the growing power of   hibor  in   Uritisli    Columbia,     imperatively  necessitates the division of   that   province on party lines.      It is becoming  scrimped area selected   by the 1902 j recognized in inside political  circl*  The Dominion Government vvill  bonus the Grand Trunk only on condition that it makes its Atlantic and  Pacific,terminals at. Canadian ports. .  council for school purposes. On  this, point I .do not venture to  express my personal opinion, but I  submit respectfully to the ratepayers that,'even if the title is good to  these lots, the action of the expiring council has been inadequate in  the premise?. To no one is this  more a matter of regret than Ionic,  as'tho oldest,school trustee in the  place (with bthe exception of Mr.  Fraser) and also for the reason that  ecluc.ation is the highest interest  hero, as elsewhere, next to'* the  means of religious instruction.  .   *.' ������������������ G.M.S.  and almost openly   stated,   that   the]  labor vote in British Columbia cannot!  he properly '"handled" tuilo.-s tho back I  ot labor i.s broken by the   introduction!  of party politics.     Those who deplore  the   absence   of party   line's   on   thei  Pacific c Hist are tin; enemies of labor,  no   mutter   how   loud may   b"   their  protestations   of   devotion   to   its in  terest."  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I enclose $2.00, and vvill  pay you or your 01 der $2 00 monthly hereat'tor until the. whole is paid, the  books to reniiiin your property until paid fot in full.  Name  Address. -i.~A  \  A   1  ib'O  ui  the kootenay:mail  'X  \  y.  w  I  ������>i  PS  !���������  ������  ' The weather is a lot milder.  Messrs. OM and Page have .arrived  back for the Xmas holidays.  There has heen six head of beef  killed in this vicity this week.  It is reported that the Genelle Co.  will not operate here this winter as  they can't secure the necessary men.  Mr. Campbell, our minister, held  services at Edgewood on the 10th and  at Lindsay's store on the ilth. The  meetings were well attended.  > "Vou.havo enemies, sir," he began  abruptly, aud he looked so comical as  be said this that I vvas rude enough to  laugh. Ho was a' broad shouldered,  square faced, weather beaten looking  man,' with a florid complexion and a  bulgy nose, irreproachably dressed iu  the ver.v height of the fashion. But lie  had' rather tho air of a second class  tragedian, with his long, black, curly  hair" aud'.liis voice so deep aud so sol-  - einfi as he conjured me to be serious.  "I reckon this is no laughing matter,  captain. Guess your enemies will soon  ' fix that.   They mean mischief."  Iio spoke it like a sentence of death  and seemed very much in earnest, yet  I could hardly take it seriously.  "Such a threat scarcely affects me.  You see, it Is my business to risk my  life.    The queen  has  sometimes'"en-  , emics, and hers are mine."  ...   "These 1 speak of are altogether your  own,- captain���������people,-who grudge you"  your new .wealth'."'  "You have heard then?"  "Heard!" he cried, with great Ecorn.  "There is nothing I do not know about  you, captain.   *IIow did you .enjoy the  'summer ou the Cuyuui river, and were  'the maps you got nt Angostura' very  useful to you?''  "Hush, man, hush! "Who nnd what  are you? YVliat-tho.mischief are you  driving at?" ' ���������'  By this time'we had eutcred Queeu  Anne's gate' and -were at the door of  thc'ollice.     ' ��������� _  "Is this your"burcau?" he. now asked:  "May 1 not go inside vvith you, only for  one moment? Tho matter Is urgent."  ' It,affects you very-closely, your danger is imminent. They are bound," these  enemies, to do you an injury���������a terrible  Injury."       , *.-,,'  . "Oh, well, then, it must keep," I said  petulantly.! ' "I cannot give you".any  more time now; I am expected, here.  I'suppose Sir, Charles has arrived?" I  ,, asked of the otlico messenger, old Ser-  'geant Major Penchey.  "Yes, sir, he has been here these  three hours. ,IIe came���������on his bicycle  ���������soou after 9 a. m., and he has asked  for you, I .think, twice." " '  ' "There, your business must keep,  Mr."- .     .  "Great Scott!" he roared.    "You lazy,  ' ��������� idle youwj villain!"  "for he was choleric, althoiigh'not cross  grained. Under a stern face and rough  manner he had. a kindly nature far  down, for he did not wear his heart  upon his sleeve, certainly not for an  erring, subordinate, ��������� as he considered  me just then.  1 felt rather sheepish and uncomfortable as ,1 appeared before the great  man. The general was1 tall In stature,  very ithln and straight,' while his  strong, weather beaten face���������the deep  bronze contrasting sharply with the  bristling white mustachios and long',  projecting eyebrows,,over fierce, steely  blue eyes���������commanded rcsneet.  '������ , To bo continued.  MALAKWA.  From Our Own ("orresiiondcnt.  Wood   cutting 'is. the order of the  d:1y",      '  The weather is   all   that   could   be  desired.  ,Mr. E. Erickson paid a Hying ��������� visit  to Kevelstoke this week..  Wc hid a visit from  the   Presbyterian missionary, Rev. Mr. Parr.  '   Tlie children are counting the days  till   the school closes and if I am   not  wrong more than they too.  I see our postmaster has been under  the weather again. We hope to sec  him around in time for the coming  festivities.  Our local' J. P.. T. L. Woolsey, has  once more shown his tale.it in deciding on a case just brought before him.  One went up'and the other vvejit  down, so it's likely pence will reign for  a time. .  -       , ,     ,,  Our Sunday School ''is organized  again' for the winter. There are a few  rules to be observed by those attending such ns "Small Boots," "Keep on  the .'Same Road Even if You Don't go  Homo Together." **  RAIL AND STEAMER  cm-  "Snuyzcr. I bow to .your decision,  but if you will permit, me,' I_ will call  in Claries street'.this eveuiug at"��������� "  "If you must como, come about 5.  Good day," aud I passed into the office.  I shared my room at tbe "intelligence"  with a colleague, Svvete Thorul.ill, of  the artillery, a lively youth out of  hours, but who stuck to his work man-*  fully���������more so than any of us, aud we  were by no means idle meu.  "Thought you were dead," he said  shortly, and without looking up from  his papers; "wonder you took the  trouble to comcat all." - ' "--"-  "I was detained ,by something special. Important business. Anyhow,  it's no affair,of yours," I answered,  rather nettled.  "Yes it is, when it throws, me out "of  my stride. I wish you'd make up your  inind either to come or stay away altogether. There has .been a regular  hue aud cry, for you all the morning,  ,'flud I've''been disturbed abominably.  I have those calculations of the comparative penetration of the new .projectiles in hnud, and they .take some  doing."  "Well, keep your hair on. I don't  want to disturb you. But who wns it,  anyhow?"  "The boss chief himself, Colllnghatn,  Sir Charles. He has sent three times  for you, and came in twice.'' Wanted  you l'or something pressing. Novv. I  believe, he is doing tlio job himself.  . Wise man. Do it a blamed sight hotter than you or any man .lack of us."  At this moment an oflice messenger  came in with a huge bundle of papers,  which he placed before i::*.* o:i my  desk. They were enveloped In the  usual green "jacket," which meant extreme urgency, and on the outside vvas  written, in a big, bold hand, "Captain  Wood���������speak."  . "He'll do most of the talking, I expect," went on Svvete Thornlilll maliciously. "He's fit to he tied. Go in,  man, lit once, and take your punishment." '"  The distinguished officer at that time,  head and chief, of our department was  , Major General Sir Charles Collingham,  V. C, K. C. B., one of the most notable -  soldiers of the day, ardent, fearless,-  highly skilled, strong in counsel, foremost in the field, who had served almost everywhere, in all the wars, great  nnd small, of recent years and hnd  made a close study of the.science of  his profession as well, lie laid travel-  - ed far and wide, knew men and many  cities, was as much at home at court  as in camp, popular in society, which  lie cultivated in his spare moments, although he allowed nothing to stand in  the way of his work. The service came  first, and first in tho service wns the  all important, transccndenlly useful  department,' as he thought It, over  which ho presided.  Sir Charles expected���������nny, exacted���������  n like devotion from us, his staff oili-*  ccrs, whom in all mutters of duty he  ruled with a ,'rod of Iron.   None of us  liked lo luce i*jin w������on .ho wus nut out.  There are upwards   of   29,000  ployes in the C.P.R..system.  The contract has -been signed for  railway construction through Valdoz  and Copper liiver lo Yukon.    ���������  C.P. It.'Agent Bcnoit has been fined  $50 or a months imprisonment for  unfair distribution, of ��������� cars ut Sinta-  luta.  The new C. P. R. steamer Princess  Victoria'to run between Victoria and  Vancouver, will havo a speed of 19  knots.  The committee of tbe maintenance-  6f-way men will meet, General Su'pt.  Marpplc nt 'Kcvel-toke' on' Monday  when the1 new schedule asked for by  the men will be presented. , *  C.P.R. plans for next' year ' provide  for new lines to- open" 'iip territory,  double tracking, new lines in Winnipeg, scheme of irrigation, which -will'  reclaim two und a half million acres of  land between Calgary and * Medicine  Hat.  Cii pi. Moc, who wns in 'cliarge . of  the commissariat, at Kevelstoke, went  south this week. Uo will be stationed  at the const in future having been  appointed to a position in connection  vvVth the C.P.N. Co. His place here is  taken by G. Mackay, of Vancouver.  '-"Tiie gain to maintenance-of-way.  employes directly and indirectly due  to'thc'efforls of the B.K.T.of A. within  the past two voars in wages aloiio  'amounts to at least $2,500,000 per  annum, to say nothing of the shortening of the work days on oyer 10,000  miles bl road.  The Peniiyslvanin Railroad Company hns'arriingcd to expend $200,000,-  000"in extending and' improving its  lines, terminals and equipments. It  bns also announced a flat increase of  10 per cent in the'wages oi all employes receiving less than $200 per  month, which will bring its annual  payroll up to the enormous figure of  $10,000,000.   '  The C. PbK. pension scheme goes  into etVcct beginning of the year. Up-  vyards cf 5,000 employes, from tlie  humblest day laborer, on the road,  will reap the benefit of the fund. "In  the Pennsylvania and the Vnnderbilt  systems, employes have to contribute  to the fund, but the Canadian Pacific  vvill be untaxed, and should the  capital sum which has been voted ns n  nucleus prove insufficient,! n ftirthei  amount will he voted by the shareholders.  At the close or l ho C.P.R. trackmen's  arbitration case Clin ncollor 1'oyd asked  Messrs. Gutelius and Wilson what his  services were worth Mr, Gutelius  replied $500 to $1000. The Chancellor asked who wns to foot the bill.  Mr. Wilson replied the company and  the. men would each pay half. The  Chancellor replied: "I could not  think of charging the men $1,000 or  $500 either. Mr. Wilson, you send me  a check for $150 and Mr. Gutelius,you  do the same."  Seventy new.rooms are being added  to Glacier House in the. mountains; nl)  nt Field nnd 10 at thchotel on Emerald  Lake. Last season's traffic was so  greatly in excess of the hotel accomodation that, the question of extension  ll.-id to be, tal-en upVith vigor. It. is  tbo desire of tbe. company lli-'t the  passenger travel from the Orient���������the  very best kind ol" travel they have to  deal with���������shall find ample nceoniodn-  dnlion nnd every comfort. The people  who make lhis journey are invariably  wealthy, ahd they have great inllueiiCe  iu i(-commending the route lotho very  best people in Kngliind. Thi-" is why  (hi* ciiiiipniiy arc putting forth nil the  eulerprise. thoy can lo ndd to the  attraction!" they ure uble lo oll'er.  CAMBORNE.  ������ New Buildings.  The Ophir Lade Co. arc building a  residence for Supt. I.nde on the mill-  site,  Camborne'is the most substantial  looking mining town for its' age the  writer has seen, the buildings being of  a substantial character.    ��������� "    *  G. Lemon is putting up a fine business block on Wallace Ave. The  ground floor will be used as a store  and the upper floor will be available to  let as offices.' *���������  J. McDowell has built a business  block 30 ft. ,by 50 ft. ��������� Part of the  lower floor will be arranged as a drug  store to be occupied by Mr. McDowell's brother, * of Vancouver. The  upper,floor avviil be used as a refreshment and entortainment hull..'  The Hotel-Reception has been built  on Wallace Ave. by G. Lemon. The  main building is 26 ft. by 42,ft. with u  kitchen and wash room 16 ft. by 26 ft.  added on. On the ground floor of the  main building arc the dining and bar  rooms and office, on the first floor are  dine rooms and on the third .floor  space is provided for eight rooms, but  this iloor will not be completed till  spring. " -,   * "  A request, with your  -address attached, is all  that is necessary to  obtain our new and  handsomely illustrated  catalogue.  It will pal you in touch with  the finest ������������iorlment of FINE  JEWELRY in Canada.  , The price, which ii plainly  given wilh each article, ia the  coat of the article delivered to  you.  We cheerfully refund your  money if you deaire it.  Office Furniture  t  A carload of Roller Curtain Office  Desks just received���������nothing else in  car.   12 Patterns,  Prices $22.00 to $100.00  Name your wants for anything in  Ollice or House Furnishings a mi what  you can afford and we furnish samples  and illustrations with full description  free.  Style similar to cut but nmeli better,  K'JxlS in. top, 50 in   high, solid Oak...  $30  er  Largest Furnishers in Western Canada  Brothers  Victoria, B. O.  tiimie   t_a.:b:l.:e;  .?. ,S\   "Archer" or S. S.   "lardeau."  Iti.nning between Arrowhead. Thomson's  Landing and Comaplix. commencing Oct. Mth,  1001. will sail as follows (weather permitting):  Leave Arrowhead for Thomson's Landing  and Comaplix twice daily at 10k. and 15k-  Leave Comiplix and Thomson's Landing for  Arrowhead twice daily at 7.15k. and 12.15k.  Making clo^e connections with all C. P. H.  trains- and boat*. , Q  ���������   The nw ners reserve the right to change time*  of sailings without notice.  THE FKKD ROBINSON" LUMBER CO. LTD.  V. ROBINSON',"  (-j Managinfc^Mrcctor,  EV_  lllUUllUlUIIllllllllIMIUI  Eyrie Bros.  Jewelers  ^ll|IMIIMIMMIllWutltlff|llt^|\ig  E. B. EDDY'S  "Judge of nothing.'at  first sight/'  A shoe may look  well, and fit badly���������may  fit well and wear badly.  The shoe with a five  year record;' and , the  Makers'price stamped on  sole is a sure thing, even  if bought in the dark.  "The Slater Shoe"  "uMdyetfWtBctT  C. B. HUME & GO.    ������  Sole Local Agents  "ICING  EDWARD" 1000s.  "HEADLIGHT," 500s.  "EaGLE," 100s nnd 200s.  "VICTORIA," " c  "LITTLE COMET."  FOR SALE  EVERYWHERE.  Are the best that can be bought.  Don't experiment with other a'nd inferior brands.  TTSIE   EIDD^'S  OCEAN STEAMSHIPS  Royal Mail Lines.  " Cheapest Route to the Old Country.  ALLAN LINE-FromlSt. John.  Corii.lhian Dec. 1(  Pretorinii Dec 20  Parisian ' Dec 28  Bavarian    _    -      -      -    !'-      -      -        Jan. 3  ���������   DOMINTONILISE-Krom Boston.!  Morion      -      -     -   _ -    ��������� -     -     -     Dec 10  DOMINION LINE-Krom Portland.  Colonian .-   ,    Dec 20  Califomian     -,-.-,-      -     -,        Jan. 3  BEAVER LINE-Krom St. John.   '  Lake Mcganlic _ Dec 11  Ijike Clianipliiiri .lice 19  Monterey      -      -  ,   -      -      .      - Dcc'28  Lake Ontario    ���������     ' Jan. 1  AMERICAN LINE-Krom New York.  Kcn-iiiKton Dec 9  Philikdi-Inia   -     -      -     -  ' -,    -        Dec 10 '  -St. Paul Dec. 17  New York      .... .        Dec. 24 .  Philadelphia      ���������      -      ��������� ,   -     '���������      -   Dec. 31  *  ,  RED STAR LINE-Krom New York.  Finland   ---���������,--��������� Dec. 8  Vaderl.uid  Dec IJ  Kroonland      -      -  Dec. 3D  Zecland      -  Dec 27  WHITE STAR LINE-Froin New York.  .'Viitonie  Dec. 10 a  Cymric , Dec 12  Oceanic     ��������� -      - '  Dec 17  Majestic ", Dec 21  Celtic      -      -      ���������    ,  Dec, 28    Dec 31  Germanic   -  CUN'ARU LINE-  Umurlii  Kor flrst-class leather write   .  B- C. Leather Co.  ,   Vancouver, B. C.        \  British Columbia Agents for the celebrated  ���������'"PENETANG" Solo Leather,'Cut Soles and  Heel Pieces.  Harness Leathers, Bridle, Saddle and Skirting Leathers, ��������� Lace and Latigo .-Leathers, Upper Leathers of all kind's.  Manufacturers' of Closed Uppers of all  descriptions. ��������� ,  Shoemakers' Tools and Findings, Saddlery  Hardware, Hides and Oils.        ,   '  Two thousand Deerskins "Wanted.  Catalogues and price lists on application. ���������     *  SCOTCH WHJSKV  ZtfU^CtljC/lrrikj  Scotch; Whisky  is,a blend of the products of the most famous"!  Distilleries of Scotland's Western Highlands,  and is'relishing to a healthy, manly palate,,vvith  a-fullness of flavour and bouquet clinging to, it.  ,    - THIS CONSTITUTES THE GLORY OF-  fm% Edward 'f1  From New Yoi k.     '.  -  '< -      ���������      -     Dec/13  Lucaiii.v Dec. 25  Etruria   -   Dec. 27  CUNARD LINE-From Boston.  - '   -     -   Dec IS  Dec 27  - "   -      - '   -     Jan. 3  Passengers ticketed through to all parts of  Great Britain and Ireland, and at specially low  rates to all parts of the European.continent.  Apply to nearest railway or steamship agent or  to,- ���������  T. W. BRADSHAW. Agent. Reveiatok*..  W. P. F. CUMMXNGS, Pacific Affe'nt.  fjllJN^iip;  Trains leave  REVELSTOKE  Eiist.bound ..  Southbound.  Westbound .  Daily  8:20  S:i0  17:30  Distilled on the Estate of the Duke of Argyle, Argyllshire,  by Greenlees Brothers. ff  Revelstoke Wine and Spirit Company, Limited,  AGENTS.  From our own Correspondent.  Nels Demurs came to tovvii yesterday and is looking well.  R. (jlciuleng was up from the ranch  for it few'days last week.  Wc are glad to heai"' that Mrs. W.  Scott, who has been very ill for some  time back in Revelstoke, is mending  slowly but surely. ,  On Friday the public school hold  their Xiiins tree and concert and all  expect a good time. _ A good pro-  gi'iimc is being prepared for the occasion.  A.Kendall, locomotive foreman here,  leaves for the ' east this week on a  vacation fo.-a month. It is rumored  while there he is likely to join the  benedicts before returning.  "' "\Ye regret to learn that H. Thompson;-who has been employed by the  Yale-Columbia Lumber Co. for a long  time, left on Monday for Cranbrook  where he has secured n position in one  of the mills ifs foreman. ��������� ,  'Win.. Whitticher, who has been  working in the Yale-Columbia Lumber,Co." camp for some time, met vvith  very serious accident on tlie 10th by  tripping and fulling His leg caught  the saw cutting a large gash below the  kr.ee cap.  It has been decided to hold the  masquerade bull spoken of in last  week's issue on New Years Kve.,.in the  Lelniiii Hotel hall. Every preparation is being made to have it a success.  TheXnkusp cartoonist has sent out  some nicely penned- posters representing some" of the -many costumes.  Nothing will be spared in order to  make this one of the best balls ever  held in Nakusp.  . Trademarks  and Copyrights  obtained in all countries.  DATENTS  ���������       "      obtained in all cc  ROWLAND. BRITTAIN,  Registered Patent. Attorney  Mechanical    Engineer * and    Draugiitsunin,  Bank of IJ, Nb A. Buildings, Hastings Street  -VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A postcard vvill secure an evening appoint  incut for those who cannot cull during the day  Moscrop Bros. .,  Sanitary Plumbing, Hot  Water & Steam Heating.  Second Street, Revelstoke  Does Your Food Distress You?  Newly  built.  REVELSTOKE, B.������ C.  ABRAHAMSON   BROS.,   PROPRIETORS.  First-class in every respect.     All modern conveniences.  Large Sample Rooms.  Tourist Car Service   '.' Daily  PAUL,  .<-r-  ST.  TORONTO   ., Tuesdays and Saturdays  MONTREAL and BOSTON...   Thursdays  For  dress  E.J. COY LE,,  A.G.P.A.,  VANCOUVER  full information  call on   or ad.  T. W. BRADSHAW (.  Agent,   '-  REVELSTOKE.  Rates $1.50 per Day  Special Weekly Rates.  Queen's Hotel, Trout Lake, under same  management.  ^t^f^t^i%^(^^^r^^^r^^^(^(^fht^r^r^^(^f^^f^r^f^(^  I KOOTENAY HOUSE  Rowland Brittain, Patent attorney,  Vancouver, .reports tho following  Ciiiiiuliiin patents issued to British  Columbians during past week: F. S.  Smith, Vancouver, on a Broom Guard.  This device consists of a light band  surrounding the straws of a brooni,and  is designed to prevent them spreading,  whereby the brooiii will last longer in  use, nnd be more efficient in its work.  It is simply adjustable, both to various  sizes of broom, and to the requirements of the user.  John Morrissctt, Vancouver, On an  ingenious improvement on a steam  engine piston, whereby the weight of n  heavy piston is ccntrnlly sustained in  the bore of the cylinder, and undue  wear of piston and glands thereby  avoided.  The   average     railroad  spends \iore  money   every  company  year   for  steel rails.  [inper than it spends for  The Grinl Northern has arranged to  enter Manitoba over Canadian Northern line.-*.  Are you nervous?  Do you feel older than you used to?  Is your appetite poor?       <  Is your tongue coated vvith a slimy,  yellowish fui?  Do you have dizzy spells?,  Have you'ii bad taste in the mouth?  Does your food come up after entinp.,  vvith a'sour taste?  Have you a sensation of fullness after  eating? >'  Do you have heartburn?  Do you belch gas or wind?  Do,you hiive excessive thirst?  Do you notice black specks before the  eyes? '    '  Do you have,pain oi oppression around  "lhe heart?  Does your heai t palpitate or bent ir-  regalni'ly?'  Do you have unpleasant dreams?  *  Are you constipated? '  Do your limbs tremble, or vibrate?  Are"you restless at night?  Name ��������� , *  Age Occupation '.   Street number   Town State   If you have any or all of the above  symptoms you probably have Dyspepsia. Fill in tho above blank, send to  us, and we will mail vou a free trial of  PEPSI KOLA TABLETS-unqueslion-  ably the surest and safest Dyspepsia  cure known��������� together with out liltle  book���������"Advice to Dyspeptics." Regular .--ize Prpsikola Tiihlet.s, 25 cents, by  mail, or of your druggist.  AGENTS WANTED.  t������jy  OOMAPLIX  Is Now Open for Business     -     The Best House in Town.  - Well Furnished    -    Good Table.'  Best Brands of WINES, SPIRITS and CIGARS kept in Stock.  W. HAMILTON, Proprietor.  ORIENTAL   HOTEL  ably furnished with the choicest the market  affords. Best Wines, Liquors, & Cigars.  Rates $i a day.    Monthly rate.  Fruit and Ornamental Trees  Greenhouse and, Hardy Plants  Garden, Field and Flower Seeds  for Fall and SpringPlanting.  HUT TrT ftWl?BQf01' Balls.'.Weddihg*  UUl fLUYVMO Church Decoration*  Funeral Designs.  AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS,  '  BEE SUPPLIES,  FRUIT BASKETS,  FERTILIZERS  Catalogue Free.      Eastern Prices or Less.  M: J- HENRY,  3000  Westminster  Road,  Vancouver  Whitk Laiior Only.  CT.     ALBERT    ,'STOITE.  PEOI  One Block from C PR Dopot  and Steamboat Wharves  Ro furnished and Rc-modclod  Rates $1.50 to $2 per day  Corner Granville & Hastings Streets,  R. DOWSWELL,  Proprietor, - Vancouver,  Just Remodelled and Refurnished with all Modern Conveniences.  *    PELLEW^HARVEY,  BRYANT    &    GILMAN,  Vancouver, B. C.  PROVINCIAL,  ASSAYERS  Mill Tests Smelter Tests  Up to 4000 lbs.  Checking Smelter Pulps a Specialty.  Have You a Doubtful Piece of Rock?  We'll Tell You what it is  FREE OF CHARGE;  B.  THE LAXAK0LA COMPANY,  45 Vesey Stkekt NEW YORK  To Trappers  Raw Furs Bought  Cash Prices Paid  MillilWI  Standard remedy lor Gleet,  Gonorrhoea and Runnings  IH 48 HOURS.   Cures Kid* 1  ney and Bladder Troubles.,  Rooms iu Sinles with Baths and  Toilets attached, flowing Hot  and Cold Water, Inside Toilets on each i floor, Gas Lighted and  Steam. Healed Throughout.  J. C. GREENE, Proprietor,       -      GOLDEN, B. C.  COMAPLIX  Exporter of Furs.  J. H. YOUNG,  Best brands of Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  Proprietor.  Travellers  at this Hotel.  to  Fish Creek will find excellent accommodation  Cook's Cotton Hoot Compctmd  Is successfully used monthly bjr am  '10,000 Ladies. Sate, effectual. Ladles Mk  your druggist for Cook'i Cotton Kac< Cm-  Take no olher, as all Mixtures, pill* and  mltatlons arc dangerous. Prloe, Na. 1, tl per  " " . Ha,  box; >'o. 2, jo degrees Btronger.13 per box.   1 or 2, mailed on receipt of price and tiro t-eent  stamps.   The Cook Company Windsor, Oat  ������t7~Nos. I and 2 sold and recommended er all  responsible Druggists in Canada.  No. land No. 2 arc sold at lrout Lake by V.  T. Abey, and nt llcvcMoke by W. Bows, J. A.  Miller & Co. and Canada Drug & Book Co.  Drngiisl*.  B2Li������: Wooa?s JPhospTioaine,  The Great Englith Tlanedy.  Soid and recommended by all  druggists in Canada. Only reliable medicine discovered. BU  riekagtjs gunranlecd to cur* all  Weakness, all effects of ibj������i  or excess, Mental Worry, Excessive nseofTo-.  bacco. Opium or Stimulants. Mailed on reeelfii  of price, one package $1, six, $5. Onevdllplem,  ttt wiU cure. Tamphleta free to any addreae.  ,dsor,Oa������������  'amphlets free to any addreae.  Xbo Wood Company, Wind  Wood's Piiosphodixe is sold in UcveLstok o  by Canada Drug & Book Co.. .1. A. Miller fc'Co.  and W. Hews and by Frank T. Abey at Trout  Lake, Druggist;.  '    ���������������-*  ??^?3^^^ ���������rmmmmmmss&a  t  BOB  THE .KOOTEtf ATDMAIL.  -iOF-  Christmas Goods  goods  Ever shown in Revelstoke  Nothing old���������all' new  and we will help   you   make  your choice.  Come in and see them.  CANADA DRUG  AND BOOK CO.���������  REVELSTOKE.  MARRIED.  ���������miiki.jis-'Pai;;..���������By Rev. C. 'A*. Pro-  cimier, M.A., rector St. Rotor's, Revelstoke. 15. C, on Dec. 17th, .Limes 0. S.  Shields of 'Sieaniou.%,' li. C, to Ida I.  Paul,'of Ashcroft, B. C.  LOCAL & GENERAL.  ���������  King Edward will vi*?it Ireland.  o      100.000     people    are   starving,  in  Sweden. ,  Rev. Dr. McVicnr, of Montreal, died  Auddenly. ' .   '  Drastic aiiu-trust   legislation is prc-  pOiod'in.eoi'gress.  Lord-Strathcona has  given .$200 to'  the Kaslo hospital.   ��������� '  '      Tho W.C.T.U. urge's a  consumption  hospital at Kamloops.  A twice-a-week mail service has heen  established to Fire Valley,  i   II.-E. R. Sniythc hasa   fi.ne show of  Ciinnitioii blooms at hisdipusc.  ���������Archl ishorr'Langevin says thcMani-  , toba school question is not yet settled.  Messrs. S!-*enc Bros, have  taken   up  a   ranch   of   -1000 acres on the North  Thomson.  Jus. Lovatt. postmaster at Thes-  salon, Ont:, wiis torn to - pieces by a  s iw while in a faint.  A special meeting of the city council convened for Friday last, "lapsed  for want of a quorum.  An employe of the Hamilton Powder  Woikf, Vancouver Island, was blown  to piece? in an explosion.  The Dominion government intends  making-a special ell'ort to encourage  immigration from Britain.  R. A. Upper' is gazetted'acting inin-  injr recorder and noting t-og\<lrnr ol tlio  ecu iny court at Trout Lake.  2oi,000 votes' were east in  Ontario .on        the       prohibition  question..    1(56,050    for c and    SS,022  again?:.   Majority for of 7S,02S.  British and German gunboats bombarded the Venezuelan town of  Cabello and captured warships.  On Monday night ��������� the iivebell rang  out an alarm the cause' being a  chimney at the Hotel Revelstoke.  Louis La rim ore has been appointed  administrator of the estate of his  brother who was recently drowned at  Nakusp.  It is probable sittings of the full  court will be arranged "for Kootenay,  whence most of the business of the  court is derived.-   ���������  Police Inspector Stark characterises  the referendum at Toronto on the proll bit ion question as a "veritable carnival of corruption.'''     ���������     ���������   ���������  replace them and give another exhibition shortly.'  Mrs. Wilks closed  the kindergarten  todav'v.itli a children's partv.  o  There will be  skating   at,   the rink  tonight with the band   in attendance.*  Ticket number   210   won   the  silk  quilt rallied hv the Ladies Auxiliary 01  the B. R. T.  Hon. W. "W.'B. Mel lines, provincial  secretary, was elected in North Nanai-  mo by 108 majority.  Loco-Foremnn Evans is in charge  of the C. P. Jt.' shops pending the  appointment of Mr. Timipie's successor.  Methodist S.S. Xmas ,tree and entertainment w'll bo held Monday  evening, Dec. 22nd, 1902. ��������� Collection  at door.  Tho Canndiiiii football team defeated Ulster at Belfast by one goal iind  two touchdowns to a goal and one  touchdown, but , wore ..defeated by  Leinstor hy 13 to (1.  ' Revelstoke has reason to be proud  of her civic administration. The  schools cost the city $1.57 per nioivth  over, and above the government 'gram,  which ih the lowest, cost for education  to any oily (in the province. ( Tho  taxes in Revelstoke uro also loss than  for any other city in Hie Dominion. ���������  At'm meeting of the local < Liberal  Association held Tuesday it was resolved to endorse tho resolution of the  Ymir Association asking the Laurier  Government lo lake stops to havo the  Intercolonial extended its a Government road lo the Pacific Coast. Next  meeting will be hekl"iit Central Hotel.  Kamloops is agitating the abolition  of the ward system. In speaking on  the subject Mayor Gordon said he  believed every man on the council  should bo elected by the whole .town.  Under the new act with the"ward  system in force ho would not be  entitled to'a vole in a ward'.in which  he held 61 lots. ,  M. Hyatt, arrived from the Bond on  Tuesday., Ho lias established his  logging plant on llie Columbia River  three miles .south of Canoe River.,and  i.s taking out excellent timber. Ho  came out by boat to J. McMahon's  logging crimp and thence to the city  on snowsliocs. I.'e is engaging men  for the logging cr.mp and expectsr to  return immediately.  The river improvement crow, worked  on the worst places in the canyon this  week , and finished up on Thursday,  t he'iippropriation having boon exhausted. W. A.*Gallihci", M. P..is making  every effort to secure ��������� a further appropriation so that further work can  be done in thesprin-i. Another $5.-  00,0 or .$6,000 spent "on the south of  the rapids will vastly, improve it for  navigation. ,  W. .1. Dickey, judge of assessment  court, adjourned the court till Wednesday last to enable the question of  valuation of the city water and light  plant to be referred to the tax commissioner at Victoria on lho objection  laken by,, Mr. McUnrter, that city  property could not be assessed. The  objection was*- upheld and the item  struck   ofi   tho   tyst.     Jn    the   other  USE^**a8m!^>  ROYAL CROWN SOAP  The Best in the World.  Mail us 15 Royal Crown Soap  Wrappers, and in return we  will mail a beautiful Picture  size 16x20; or for 25 Wrappers  your choice of over 100 books. '  Drop us 'a post card asking  for a catalogue of premiums  ' to be'liad FREE for Royal  Grown Soap Wrappers.  Address  The Royal Soap Co.,  Vancouver, B:C.    '       Limited.  THE BALL  The Bachelors at Home.  On Wednesday , night was a very  pretty event. , The hall was prettily  hung with ilags, bunting and evergreens. ,At 12, o'clock ,Supt. Kbil-  pat'i'ick announced supper was ready.  ,Thc table was beautifully arranged  with all that would satisfy a dancing  party. During supper two very pretty  selections were, given by Roy Douglas,  C. R, McDonald and 11. Anderson  (iiioiitliuorgiins), A. E. Kincaid and  .1. (iny Barber (guitars). A number  of extras were played. There ' were  several beautiful gowns. A few of the  prettiest were:���������-Miss Ward, white  chilVon over old rose silk,decidedly the  most beautiful at the ball: Mrs. G. S.  McCarter, a pretty red, trimmed with  black: _ Mrs. W. M. Lawrence: a,handsome dress of old, rose silk; Mrs.T.  Lawrence; a white chiffon over,white  satin. 5  'The ladies of'the hospital society  provided the luncheon. Messrs. Taylor  and Humphreys furnished the music.  Dancing was kept up until 3'o'olock'.  The bachelors are to be congratulated  on tlfc success of the affair. "  BUSINESS LOCALS.  , Mrs. jWillis has a house for rent.  Souvenir goods a specialty at Bows'.  Hay and firewood promptly supplied  by S. D. Crowle.  Go to Bews' for youi" Christmas  candies."  Singer sewing machines sold at $5 a  month by Horace Manning.  You can get fresh lettuce and salad  for Christmas at Wing Cliting's.  It. Fleming has added a feed crusher  to his firewood cutting plant.  You can save money by insuring  with H. N. Coursicr.  Horace Manning  takes old  sewing  machines in exchange for new ones.  ���������  WANTED.���������15  men to cut Shingle  Bolts.   Apply to'W. Fleming.  The only genuine cut glass goods in  town are to be obtained at J. Guy  Barber's.,. v ,   ' ,'  Travellers visiting Revelstoke will  find , the best accomadation nt ihe  Central Hotel, Abrahamson Bros,  o  Games of all kinds for children  and  at   the   Canada  cases the objections taken by.I.V.  Armstrong to assessment of 'buildings  on the Lanark, and Sunshine were  allowed.  At. the meeting of licensing commissioners on Monday there were  present Messrs. Newman and ILiggcn  and Inspector Upper. Transfers'were  granted of Mrs. .Jowett to .1. Simpson,  of Trout. Lake City subject to petition  being in order,, and Mrs. Anderson to  Oie Sandberg, of Windson, Ulecillewaet. The application of Mrs." O'Connor to R. Hodge, for the  Ferguson was held over. A  was granted to G. Lemon, for the  Reception at Camborne. All renewals  were gran led.  Windsor  at  new license  Social and Personal  CHURCHE  MKTHOMST.  On Sunday evening Rev. C. Ladncr  preached on missions, and concluded  by references to tho temperance question, urging, his hearers to join the  blue ribbonbniovcmcnt.  Rev. C. Lndnev will ' hold special  services next Sunday.  ST. I-TTKKS. ,      '  l.'cc. 21st is the fourth Sunday in  Advent. Holy'Communion at 8 a. m.  and usual services.! at 11 ii. ni: and  7.30 p.m. ',      ,  For Chi istiiias.there will bo special  floral decorations. The new carpet  will be laid in the chancel. The rector  will hold midiiightcelebration'of Holy  Communion at, 11.45 p, in. on Christmas Eve. On' Christmas Day theie  will bo celebration of .Holy Communion at S a.m. and after .Choral Matidus  at II a.m. '. u    "  ,    I'l-KSUYTKIIIAN".'-  "A Western Requisite" will be the  subject for St. Andrew's pulpit on  8uii(lii\* evening next.  At. the service on Sunday evening  the duet ^'Saviour Breathe an Evening  Blessing" was sung by~Mif������esf McHae  and Maguin*.  CURLING,  On Saturday afternoon a match was  played between the following teams,  seiected by the president and vice, the  latter winniner:  Mrs. Couisier has arranged with the  subscribers to the Kindergarten school  building to allow it" to be sold, the  proceeds to be devoted towards a piano  for Hie new school.  Mr-. Robinson, G. S. McCarter and  R. Howson have been appointed .administrators of the estate ,of the late  Dan Robinson. The estate has been  proved at $11,000  Tho'"!"-hiding up of ibe accounts of  Carlson <fc Poller's contract for the  Lnrdo railway, shows the assets will  pay J10 cents on the $ on outstanding  cheques and accounts'.  Kid McDonald was charged before  C. V. Lindniark-and R. Gordon J, IS.  * with vagrancy on Tuesday and wa?  sentenced to ihree months imprisonment at Kamloops goal.  Chief Justice Hunter is a   terror  to  perjuror.-.     At   Victoria on Friday he  ��������� I'idiTui a witness ofl" the.-"Inml becau.-o  ho could not believe  hi*  testimony���������  tho .-(.cond in.-tance of bite.  W. A. Galliher, M. P., i.s advised  that Dominion Engineer Kecfer has  beer, instructt-d tu make a survey of  the North Thom.-on with a view to  improving it for navigation.  O. A. Donnelly, of Chicago, and O..H.  McCarter. of Revelstoke, have been  appointed administrators of the estate  of the late ('. C. Donnelly, of Albert  Canyon. The estate is'worth about  ���������*'."J0.  Archbishop Langevin say.-: "The  school question in Manitoba is not  settled. It will be settled only when  light, will be done���������right such as was  promised tn the Catholics of the  province in 1S70 by tho Imperial  authorities.''  The Empire Coronation 'Jo. gave an  exhibition'of views of volcanic wonders  on Monday and Tuesday at the opera  house. Owing to a faully screen the  effects.on Monday were disappointing  'but were rectified next night. The  views of Martinique, before and, after  the recent eruptions,, iind of the great  volcano of- ''Kilau.cn, were very good.  By :f lire 'at Armstrong Mr. Orowlic  lost a fine set,of films of the recent  '.coronation- 'ceremonies   but  hopes to  coa  Like  Fridn  C. Ii, J funic wont west, Monday  Mi.���������. F.   Paget   returned from  today.  Mr������. reltipiecc   left   for   the  Tuesday.  ������  K. A. Upper   left   foi   Tiout  Tuesday.  , F. Manning and family   left   F  for the east.  ��������� -Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Drew   hiive  to England.  Mi-s Boyd lias joined   the   st:ih"  Taylor it George's store.  M. J. O'Brien returned Friday  a (lying trip to the Lsirdcau.  An effort is being made to  organize  a Miowshoe club in the city.  Mi-.- Coleman is assisting   W. Br*w.-  durini: the busy holiday season.  i*i:i:sii)kxt  LeMaistre  "McRae  | Flindt  Brown  skip���������is  viei: i'resiiik.vt.  Hume   ,  Carruthers  Pinkhnm  McDonnell, skin 16  ,j   |     The following games in green curlers  | compot'ition wero   played   this   week.  ��������� That between Phipps  and   F"botc  finished yesterday was tho most  exciting  crame of ihe week.  Lewis 2. Footc 13, Baker 4. Holten  12, landmark S. Footc 12. Jackson II.  Holten J 2. Flindt' 7, Phipps 13, Edwards IL Kincaid 12. Footc 11,  Phipps IH. , '     '"  cone  ot!  11*0111  The closing  school-  largely  took  attend.  city  were  of the children,   who aoquittw  C. P.  taken J.  street.  At the  a social  wa.- held  R.   Engiiner   Creohnan   has j  M.   Dovlo's  hoM.-o   on  Thiid i  _exe.rci.--es   of   the  place   today , and  (I by parents,'ind friends  1 themselves  well.   -   Mis-   Robinso'h's 'da.".-*  made Iter a i.iee presentation.  The second .iiititi.il hospital hall  under tho auspices., of the Ladies Hospital Aid .Society, will be held in Hit  opera house on Fridnv nighl, January  2.'ird. Ticket- Ladies, $1,00 Gontlemon $2 00.  IC|.worth League on  organized   by   Mrs  'ed  Mond..y.  Wil-on,  lie  in  w iin  .-iki practice wa- iiuiul  week by ;i few iovers of t  Ha  Mind."  K. A. Bradley left Pit  WediK-day on the return  Revelstoke.  A. Me.Vcil, who has  conducted  ���������burg  ounii  ast  of  on  y to  the  b.irbi'i' .-hop in the lower town, leaves  next week for Quebec.  The skating rink opened Monday  night with the band in attend.nice.  Tim rink was well patruni'/.dd Ibis  week.  Gold Commissioner Fra*-'-!' went to  Comaplix Monday in connect ion with  load matters. Ho reports the roads iu  good cond it ion.  !���������'. C. Campbell, mining record er nl  Trout Lake, left for the cast this weck  to taken prominent purl in an interesting ceremony.  W. A. Galliher, M.I'., left for Ottawa  thin week to arrange for an infOi view  between tho silver-lead delegation and  the Government.  On Wednesday the marriage was  celebrated by Jtey. C. A. Procniiier, of  J. C. Shiclds'.of Sicanious with .Miss  Ida J. Paul, of Ashcroft.  Geo. Knap]) -was. presented with a  shaving sot by some members of the  choir on resigning as leader. J. Taylor has been appointed leader.  ' ��������� '���������  adults, always   kept  Drug & Book Co's.  Have your Family' groups when  gathering for Xmas. Studio will ,bo  open Christmas day.    R. IL Truenian.  Catholic and English Church prayer  books in good binding at Bows' Drug  Store..  ' A nice assortment "of '*silk shawls,  now being shown at C. B. IItime  it Co's. ��������� . *>  The Ladies Auxiliary of the Hospital  have arranged a ball for Jan. 23rd in  aid of the funds.  See our large assortment of pictures  suitable for Chistmas gifts.-���������11. Howson & Co'  c\  A sensible Christmas box���������a' Singer  sewing machine, at Horace Manning's.  Wo have a line of our fainous''*views.  Just the thing for Xmas presents.   R.  II. Trucmaii. ,. ' '  Fill your cellar with" your winter  supply of vegetables fresh from iny  ranch.���������S. D. Crowle.  Dressing cases in celluloid and  leather, at very,low prices; just the  thing for Xmas presents. C. B. Jlinnc  &Co.  A cut glass bottle filled with good  perfume makes a handsome present.  Bows' Drug Store.  When you come , to Revelstoke hail  the Central Hotel bus to take you'to  a good hotel. Abrahamson Bros  Props.   ' i  Headquarters for Santa Glaus, for  out! g and' old, at' Canada Drug it  Book Co's., Revelstoke, B. C.  Billy Williams, Vancouvcr,iiotifics in  our advertising columns that he .can"  supply oysters and'clams, shelled or  unshelled.  Make your^wifc a Christinas present,  ol" o hot water system in your house.'  This'can be put in in first class shape  by Moscrop Bros.  "Call and look through our stock of  fancy chairs and rockers,..from which  you can-select a mice Christmas addition to your home. It. Howson.  i Use,plenty of celery and you'll never  need the doctor.* You, can get prime  local grown celery by ordering from S.  D. Crowle.     ��������� '.  PLEASE NOTE.���������Our present visit  terminates Saturday evening. Dec.  27th. * R. II. Truenian.  Ladies purses. Something dainty  for Xmas gifts, in nice boxesand all  colors, at Canada Druir and Book  Co.  Van Camp's plum Jpuddings, Hur.l-  er and Palmer's fruit and Sultana  cakes. Christmas fruit cakes. Just in  at C. 'li. Hume it Co's.  ' Try Long's Christinas Champagne  Ale and Dublin Stout,'brewed at the  Kootenay Brewery. Orders addressed  to P. O. Box 243 will bo delivered free  ���������We always can show you the best  ��������� and latest in Xmas cards, calendars  ,* and novelties and this year have a  i beautiful .line. Canada Drug it Book  ,'Co.  Be sure and read tiie advertisements  I in the   Koottxay  Mail.     Christmas  lis   coming   and   there   will  be many  ' purchase."* to make.'    The ad.s. will tell  ' I you where to go to get what you want.  '     Save yonr wife worry and trouble by  '.seeing that your kitchen is fitted with  a goo'I .-ink .ind that your hourc has a  bath witli   Witter   laid   on.    Mo.-crop  Bro.-. oan fix it for you.  J. I\. Wood   intends   adding   undertaking to his iuniittiro   business,  am  has ordered'it n up-to-date hearse.    He  is also enlarging the furniture store by j  the addition of 15 feet   for  .slipw-i-ooin'  purpose-.-. ��������� '   *  ' M. J. Henry, lnii'-eryniiUi, of \'nn-  oou\er, *i\is)io.- it known that if customer.-, in ordering cut (lowers or  other  good-, will   kindly  mention the  BANKING.  Ameiican investors have taken up  5000 shares in Royal Bank at $250 per  share.  The slock of 'the Crown Bank of  Canada, being organized at, Toronto,  is being largely subscribed for at a  premium of 25 per cent.  Mr. Scott, manager of lho. Bank of  Commerce at Sandon, has'gone on a  month's   holiday  and0 is   relieved  by  Mr. Fowler, of Victoria.  ,1 '  A now bank, to be called the Northwest Bank of Canada, is being organi-'  zed at Winnipeg. , J..F. McLaughlin,  of Toronto,' is the promoter.  In view of the growth of western  business several banks propose establishing boards in Winnipeg to deal'  with matters arising out of western  investments! /J'he Imperial and some  Montreal banks havo plans advanced  for the new move.  ������.  ���������  D.  R.   Wilkie, general   manager  of  the Imperial Bank, entered the Quebec  Bank as a lad of sixteen. His upward  career was rapid as well as steady, and  in 1S72, while manager of the Quebec  Bank branch, in Toronto, he became  cashier of the newly-established Imperial Bank. That great institution  is largely a monument to Mr. Wilkie's  Scotch shrewdness and his capacity for  securing'the confidence of men eminent in linanccnnd business.  FOR SALE.  Interest in Big Bend mineral and  mica claims. Price $150. For particulars apply at oflice of Kootenay   Mail.  NOTICE.  ���������vroTict  1>    after date I  is hereby given  that thirty days           _ _ intend to apply to thellonor-  able the Chief ���������Coniiiii's'iioiier of Lands and  Works foraPiccial licen-e to cut and cam-  away timber from the following'described land's  Commencing at a ]>0"l marked '"IX St. DonN,  X.K. post," .situated on the we.*t bank of the  Columbia river about eleven miles south of  Nukiisp, .rind running north JO eluiiiit, thence  went, 1110 chains, thence ho.itli 10 chains more or  le-*.- to bank of Columbia river, thenco oa.st 1(10  eliiiins more or Ies*-, lollowing bank of river, to  point of commencement.  D. ST. DKXIS.  Nakusp, 15. (���������:, Dec. Ut. ltlOi  The following eliiiins hiive been recorded on Kevslone nioiin!'niii:-\\'hite  Rose'by J- I'.' Kelly, Druid by ��������� J. 0.  'Piper.  '       " ������  NOTICE.  "VfO'l'ICK U hereby given Hint tliirtv days  ly , al ler date I intend to apply lo tlie 'Honorable tlio Chief Coiiiiiiissioner of Lands ami  \\ ones for .spcciiil license to cut and curry a wuv  timber from the following described lands:  Commencing nl, a po.-l marked ".I. U. llroJct't-  N. K. corner,"Minuted on the Columbia river  and adjoining Burton' townsile on thosoiilh,  thenco south SO chain-, Ihcnce west JO chains,  tliencc north SO chain-,'I hence cast, 10 chains to  place of beginning, containing X'O acres more  or lev-*. This land was formerly pre-empt ed bv  one Angus .McLeod but afterwards abandoned".  ' ������   J. B.   JlltOJ.KT.  -  Naku-p, I). ('., Xoy. 20th, unci.  For Sale  TWO Residences on McKcnzie Avenue, wit  modern improvement-, .s-.',,VjO each, on CiejV  tcrnitj.  TWO Residence.-, on Third Street en-t, verv  convenient for railway men, !jl,Mi0 eucli  easy terms. ���������  ON'E Kesidcnce on 'Fir-l Street cast, cn-li required ?J0rl, subject lo mortgage.  Apply io __     ,  HARVEY, McCARTKK fc PlN'JvlIA.U  .   NOTICE TO CREDITORS.  In the County Court of lCo'otenav holden al  Uevcl-toke. Jn the mallei- of tliee-talcof .loliii  V. Boyd, late of Revelstoke. B. C��������� deccn-ed.  Notice is hereby given thai all pci-nuns having  claims against the e-tate of the-,iid John I).  Boyd who died on or.about the 2Jnt day of Mixy,  A.IX, l'M2, are required to send by po-l, prepaid  or to deliver to JIarvcy, JlcCarler mid ]Jink-  hain, solicitors for lhe luliiiini-trulors, on or  before theOlliday of .Inmiiirr, Illl������, Iheiriiamcs.  addresses nnd dcscripl ion.s and it full .staiemcni  of parlicularsiof their claims ami lhe nature of  the security (if any) held by t hem duly certified, '  and thatallei* the said day ,lhe iidmiiii.-lr.itors  will proceed lo distribute the u��������� els of the  deceased 'among tlie'panic- entitled thereto  having regard only io I lie claim- of \\ liieh lhey  shall then have notice.  Dated I hi-- lilh day of November, l!i()-J.  HARVEY, aicUARTER and i'lNICHAIU,  solicitors forTAV. Bain, ,). il. JCeUlo and Alex.  Alcltae, adiiiinistrnlur.- of the slid t*-.  -tut o.  CKItTlFICATE OK JMI'liOVKllKNT.-?.  CERTIFICATE OV IMPROVEMENTS.  Alice, Alma and "Mother Lode iliiiernl Claim-,  situate in the l.ni-dciui Mining Division of  We.-l Koolcniiv lllstriul. ..  Where local ed: On the divide between Lexing-  tcii nnd Pool creeks.   ,  TAKE NOTICK thai. I, Wm. E., I.cvcrcux,  acting as agent for W. II. Jackson,* Erec Miner's Cerlilicate No. ��������� B.'iU'.IIO, inlend, sixty  day- from lhe dale hereof, lo apply to lhe  .Mining Recorder for a Cerlilicate ol Improvements for tliopurpo-o of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the abuvo elaiin.  And  fui'ther lake noliiie  Hint, action, under  sejjlidn 37, iiinnl. lie commenced before the i-su  aiice of such Ceilillcnlo nf Improvements.  Dated thi- lclh day ol October, ItlllJ.  W.U RDEVEREUN, P. L, S.  RANCH FOR SALE  Jliciidminislrntorsof the e-tale of John J).  Boyd, deceased, oll'cr for sale bv tender the  properly in Ihc^Big Bend district, known a.s  "Boyds Ranch," also lhe chattel property  thereon, a list of which may be seen at the ollice  of Ihe iindor-igiicd.  Tenders will be received up io J''eb. 1st, HKO.  1 he administrators will not be bound to accept  tlie highest or any tender.  ���������  HARVEY, MoCAIiTER' &P1NKHAM,  .Solicitors for Administrator.-.  Revelstoke, B. C, Nov. 27lh, 11)02. ���������    ���������'  NOTICE.  ���������VTOTICE  IN    after i  BILLY WILLSAMS  ' WHOLESALE I)KALI':It, IN  OYSTERS AND CLAMS  (SlIlillLEI) OR UNSUKLLIiD), ���������  201 Can-all st.      VANCOUVER, B.C  The Best Solcction of Holiday Gifts  " '     ' IN THE  CITY  WAH OHONG   ���������  has opened  in  Mrs:   Lawson's Block,  McICon/.ie Avenue, as well as- on Front  stteot, with ;i choice selection of1   ���������'  Oh'mes('"aiid Jij|iiine.-*i' Novelties,  Ladies a'nd Gent's Dressimr Gowns  "     '   Silk Work,    Bamboo,Work  is hereby given  (hat thirty davs  ,,    .,       "'iio'intend applying to llio Honorable (ho Chiel Commissioner of   Lands  and  Works for the pcrmis-ion   to  fell  and  carry'  away timiicr from the following lands:      q   "'  .TIMBER BERTH No. 1.  Commencing at a post marked "if. J; IC  planlcd north of Sam Hill creek, on Galena Bav,  on Alex. Lokcrs north pre-emption line, about  .10 chains east of hi- northwest corner po-l,  nnd about two miles norlheast of Upper Arrow-  lake, Galena Buy, southwest corner post,,thence  ca.-l Kill chains, Ihcnce north 10 chains, thence  w-cst I Uu chains, thenco south 10 chains to place  of coiiimeuccnieiil. *  ��������� ,     ������,    '      ��������� M. .1. KEARNEY.1  Galena Bay, Nov. 12, 1002.  llnrvey Mineral Cliuin. Minnie in (he* J.tu-  dean Mining Division of W'c-l Koolenny District.  "Where located: On Poo! creek, nboiil two  miles from mouth.  Take notice lli.it, J, Win. K. Iicvitciix, deling  ns agent l'or Charles Harvey, I'Yoe Miner':, Cer-  tillcnle No. JI (17,-02, ink nd, siyi v davs from the  date hereof, lo apply to lhe .Mining Recorder  for a Corli deal oof Iiii|)ioveuienl-", fur the purpose of obtaining a Crown tiiautdf llical.ovc  chum. "  A nil further lako notice Unit ncl ion, under  Section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of -uch Ccrtillcato of Improvements.  Dated this 21lh day of July, l!l,i2.  WM. K. DI*:Vl*:i!EUN, I', li, .?.  k^������  Halcyon Hot Springs  Sanitarium. ,  T  llal-  English, .Tapime.so  .���������ind Chinese *  TOYS  Crockery,    China,    Grocei i'-P,  *    (bandies,    Fruits  etc  WANTED  MIK JIISDICAL WATERS* of  eyon aie* lho most curativo in tlio  world. A perfect, nalmal reinodv for  all' Neivous and Muscular diseases,  Liver, Kidney and .Stomach 'ailments  and .Metallic Poisoning. ��������� A sm o cure  for "That Tired Feeling.-' Special  rates on all boats 'and trams-.-.Two  mails ai rive nnd dopait every day.  Telegraph commiinical ion with, a'li  parts of lhe woi Id. An experienci d  massangei'.  Halcyon Hot Springs  _ ,   Arrotv L,at\e,  "B, C.  GRAZING'REGULATIONS  For Manitoba, the  Northwest  Terri-  .   tories and the Railway Belt in  British Columbia.,  Lenses for grazing purposes are is-ued for u  term of*, twcnly-oiie years, ami lhe rental i- ul  the rale of I wo cents an acre per annum, payable half yearly in advance.  J,ands included in a gi axing Iea'c may tic  withdrawn for liomusieml cnlry, sale or mil-  way purposes, bul no lenlnl i- chanted on such  lands fiom I he date upon which lhey are'ivilli-  drawn from the lea.-e*.  A lessee of grazing lands is noi enl il led lo I ho  hay I hereon, hut he may, upon application  lo,  I he agent of Dominion Lands, obtain eucli year *  tlic'lirsi pcrmil jo cut on  his leasehold  wlidl-,  ever'(|uantity of hay he may rrrjuiru for his  own,rise, free ol dues, Iheiloparlnicnli'OMjr'.ing  the right to issue permits lo other applicants.  Applications for grazing leases should be  innrlc to (ho Secretary, Duparinieul of lho Interior, Ottawa,  ,      ;    V. ii. iCKYIvS,  Secretary, Dep'.rlnieiil'Ol'llie Inlcrior.    "  RAILWAY  * "WILL SELL UOUND'tRU"  Xmas and New Year's Excursions  TICKETS  o  'ANTIOD TO RENT-  -h'ive  Mrs.  roomed  AVillis,  WANTK1.  ..house  Victoria Bond.  WANTED���������Good Inishmen for logging camps. Wages !���������>:������> to ..$10  andboaid. Applv Yale-Cnliimliia Lumber Co., Nakusp," B. C.  START A PAYING BUSINESS.-  Become indopendciH and bo your own  BOSS. A new mail order business,  can bp conducted by anyone, anywhere; $15 to $.'10 per week easily.  Enclose stamp for particulars of our  marvellously successful plan. ,15d.  Leonard, Dimdiis, Out.    ������  - MAX LeOLAIR  PRACTICAL TAXIDERMIST  "    KAMLOOPS,  Ti. O.      *  Furs and-Skins Tanned.  Specimens. Ly   Hxpross * will  prompt attention.  'DI2C. 21st to 25, inclusive,  DUC. 30, 31 and Jan. 1,  Good to return until January 5  Fare and One-Third  [In AfFiLiATiON With University of-toronto.bj  F. H. TORRINGTOK, M-.'sical Director.  HIGHEST   MUSICAL    EDUCATION.  Ex.\.\ii.\ATio.\si-iMani({'liii, (he Ter-  rilories'an'd Di'ilisli Columbia, July,  H)0:3. '   "  Send for Ciilendar iind ftyllajius.  12 and II Pembroke st,.', Toronto.'  For full information  call on   or ad-  dross  E. J. COY LE,      T. W. BRA DSHA W,  A.G.P.A., Agent,  V A NCOU VE R.'      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What a  vile mass of hypocrisy alf this seemed to me by the new lights that had  broken upon me. .Judith, was not  present; hor father said she was too  unwell, and would havo to offer up  her devotions in private that morning.     ',    '  Hor devotions! 1 fob-*: that niy  manner was , embarrassed",' and I  could not endure to meet his eye. He  remarked , upon my pallid looks: I  hnd not .slept a winl. all night. I To  asked, rather sharply: "What ailed  nie?"  "t have n headache; ]  hart a   bad  SOU SUMS' TO BEIUTT  fe446fida6&A6Aa6aiag^ft4 f dec'i'Jv  DIET  AND   PRESET.    AIR PLAY  IMPORTANT PART.    '  Valuable Eiuts   and  on the Preservation  Health.'  Suggestions  ot  "7~  Both,  Good Fellows  ft  ft  Vt*fV?999V9'i?W'il"31"i?P!-"!?'?(((?  last* night,''  I     stom  al!  mo  tea j  }  1  I  night's rest  mered.  "Oh!   wc     will soon set  that  right: you shall breakfast with  this morning.     A  cup of strong  will soon* kill the headache."  'At the tabic.  J   was treated    moro  * like n guest than' even a member   of  the family,     lie himself handed     to  mc tlie good things, pressing mo   to'  eat and drink of all.     Martha,    who  'wns wailing, ..could scarcely ��������� contain  hei" wonderment.  'i    "You   have     taken iny place  well  during     my absence," he, said in    a  fawning tone. - "T am only just ��������� he-,  ginning to  discover the treasure     1  have in you.     Oh,   ' what a Mossing  it is to know that' tlie seed"5 I    have  sown will yield fo goodly a harvest!  ..Well'.  1  am getting old,  and   I   shall  soon want, a  supporter and comforter.   ' Ah. if 1  hacl such a son!     But  I must not repine;  for 1 am blessed  with(the best of daughters!  Yo.u two  must be brought more together than  you havo been, for you a re,, a goodly  pair.     Have you ever, noticed'   .Judith,  Silas!     A      line   girl, though I  I say it, and giftod with that     carnal beauty which, to young blood is  more attractive even than  the beauty of the spirit.     Jf she were to    go  forth into the,sinful world sho would  have scores of lovers, and the children of Hie,    heathens would flock to  ask her hand, in marriage.    But''such  is neither my,wish hor "hers; 1 would  sec her  bound in tlie holy bonds ^of,  wedlock      to     some     sob'ir, *"  youth."  " '    ,        '  At hist,'with many blessings, that  sounded in iny cars like bans, he  dismissed nie to tlie'school room.  To got away from .his hideous hypocrisy was iike emerging from the  fetid atmosphere of a sicktroom into  the pure air cf 'heaven. Business  which had , accumulated during.his  absence kept him from homo all day,  and until late inh the evening.  AVhen  1 got  to  bed that might     I I  sin?" lie cried, in an enthusiasm of  self-plaudation, tossing off a glass of  wine as though ho were pledging his  conscience.  ���������/What, indeed?" 1 murmured, perceiving that he' expected some answer from me. ������  "True? ������������������ what, indeed?" he  echoed. "Yes, one thing lie wants  ore he departs from the regions of  the elect���������to see the earthly happiness of that treasure secured. Have  you noticed how ill'Judith has been'  looking lately?" '  1 answered that 1 observed that  she looked  very' paie  "Something on ll*p mind���������something on the mind, and 1 think J  have found out what it is. There's  many a fine fellow 'would give the  'eyes out of their head to bu in your  shoes. " Well, C am quilt* coiitunt:  she's (;uito 'conical, and I'm sure  yon must he quite conduit; so  there's nothing liiore lo be said in  the matter, and the sooner, the affair is settleil ofi-hand' tho better."  'J'he i reverend gentleman was bo-  jcoming very inebriated, and looked  |very roplusivo. J-'or a time I could  j not'understand his meaning; at last  it began to dawn upon ��������� mc-7-he actually meant to infer that Judith  was in, lovo with me. What an idiot  he must have thought me! And1 yet,  without lho key his conversation  with his daughter had given, might  not 1, iii my * .simple, trust of liis  truth, have believed? 1 shame to  say that J* fear 1 might. But knowing what t did, I foil positively'sick  at the nauseous hypocrisy and falsehood of the man. '    __  Ho paused, rubbed his hands, then  brushed back his hair.' chuckled,  emptied another glass of wine, and  waited.1' for mc to speak. "What  could I do���������what could I'say? Must  T yield to this, man's inclinations  without, a, struggle? Did he suspect  I knew aught of his secrets, what  might   he do  lo me?    Kill  ine��������� im-  It Is but natural  that every    woman    should      r.isii      to  j.-.resci've1, .  youthful and  clear skin a.s long  possible,  yet   how fejy  wem  to real- i  ize that perfect health will 'do more j  l'or the, complexion  than  all  the so-isupp____e<:  led   ''harmless"  cosmetics  in     ilie. 1"  .  A  Beside the crystal Klondike, on  the ii'unk of a fallen tree, wc -at  I talking cf the town of Dawson, of  jthe various camps and the country  generally. Some men were polling  aud roping along up the swift  stream with a flalboat lillc-d      with  called "harmless" cosmetics in the 1  world, says a wiiier in tho London  Standard. 1 once hoard a famous  ladies' doctor declare that no woman need neccs-arily suffer permanently from a red" nose or blotchy  skin, as both are curable with treatment. Jnsullicir-nt air, rich diet,  ovorclothing, and even want of  cleanliness, are too ofieii'the cause  of the'muddy, un wholesome complexion.  i A prospector, floating down from  {Dominion, who , had just shot a  J rapid with a Peterboro, waved liia  1 hand and ' my companion waved  ,'back. The ,man in the boat held.up  a brown bag filled with dust���������his  harvest of the yellow corn of, the  Klondike.  The     old    miner,   pulled his white  j beard  to  one side and spat fur   out  into  tho stream,  staining the    river  as he hurl stained'the lower     fringe  mourned, for they were good  fellows.   .  'A man said that a stranger hurrying along the street had stopped and  helped him carry his wife and children from their burning hoive. When  lhey Were safe, the stranger,, thinking perhaps there were otlier' people  in the building, ran back. The ceiling fell nnd lie perished in the  flames.  , Five blocks* away lhey found tho  charred , form of a once beautiful  woman. They made two graves,  side hy side, and all the people went  to pay their last respects to the vie-  Above those graves  great marble niomi-  thc face they chisel-  above  se vcr.il  at [ .  lying Fish Cove and ,iho at j ������-:&$&&������&������>&������-!���������:������&��������������������������������������� S-&&M  points     along  '"'      " "  edge of the plateau.  ihe   eastern 1 &  to  -   ui: ������#  fi.rrn- j .JI  ���������<r  jims of the fii'e.  raised a  nnd upon  t/hey  meut  led:  ,'ive  The 11  bedroom     windows     should bo kept,  open at the tpp even duriiig the cold-  Fresh     air and  plenlv  of .sunshine     ... .     ,  ire'absolutely  indispensable  to give   ?'  his 1"ust*lcl-C  ������������������������"������������������ i"cmarkcd that  lhe bloomc0f health lo the skin   The 1    .lW6Cm Woll!d "cver be <-������ke"-b.v    a  miner  for a  mining camp.  It was ail very well,  belaid, ���������   to  est winter nights.    Whether the w'ra- ! ,a,'i ?! 1\lW an.il .������,nlor' und"iL loo!a'd  ther be, wet or Jinn, a  quick walk iiA'?'1  m .,ho milsulc papers, but if   a  the fresh air must he taken at some I ',01'l;v"11"u;r, or il ]' '".V-nuicr cume to  of the day, even if it involves a |' e��������� ^lcmdlke'  ������������ be had come,      to  j breathe once more the free, vvholc-  jsoine atmosphere of Early Days,  I that man would go back to the camp  jof his boyhood, with'-'its electric  lights,      trolley     cars    and   painted  MB.  AND MRS.  GEO. BLANK,  Both Good FeilowA.  part of the day, even if it involves  slight risk of catching cold. In these  days of brain 'exhaust ion from continual'* over-pressure,'fresh air. is t he*  very .source of life lo us, and it is  far better for tlie'iionrotic woman to  make, c the rough threads will rub  the,face, making it red and sore,,and  the dye may also be most harmful.  Diet, as wo all know, plays a great  purl, in preserving health, and, therefore, ' has a great influence on the  complexion. All rich and greasy  foods tend to make the .skin greasy;  therefore the simpler our food the  belter, provided it is nourishing and  well,.cooked. ' 'Wc', most 01" us, in  these days, err on the side of eating  too much animal and not enough  FRUIT   AND  '���������1  and  to  At  run  my  f  "V  ���������m  t  n  ;' V  f  L  tried  to collect'my thoughts  look   iny     difficulty in the face,'  mark out     some li.*:n*of action.'  one     time  1   thought   f would  ���������away, but'what could f do.'with  ignorance     01" the world, it   I     once  found myself lieyond the walls of the  only '  home  I had     ever., known?     1  was nervous, ,*   timid, utterly devoid  of energy���������why,,!.should'die under a  hedge.     After     all. I could not     be  forced  into  a  marriage against     my  will.     Jt" 1  persisted   ia "saying no,  what could he do?     lie.might treat  me harshly, but that 1 must endure.  Then 1' was' not altogether friendless  in tlie house: I should have a staunch  defender in Martha.  How contemptible all this will  rend to men of, the world���������a youth  of nearly nineteen, to depend on  prison mc for life! Instinctively 1  felt that ho would not, pause at anything to secure his own endii. . I must  s.iv something. To his propositions,  or rather to his innuenilos, 1 could  make no������reply. 1 would evade' the  question ��������� trycto turn''the subject.  What could 1 say? The first tiling  that came uppermost." A.s a miter  of'course, I said 'the thing which  Pious _ab0ve all .> others I ought not* to  have said.'        ���������' _. 1 '     A'  'J"Did you'heai- anything about my  friends w-hile 'you were'in London?" " . 1 ' , , ,* -  Had, a thunderbolt fallen at ' his*  feet,, it could 'not more suddenly  havo changed his whole demeanor.  He pushed back his chair with- a  slai.t; and such a look of fierce . inquiry came into his face, such ' a  savage twinkle camo-into \his ,cyes,  that 1 felt -" sure he'was "going to  strike me-down upon the spot. ".The  words were scarcely off iny lips before 1 was conscious of the irretrievable blunder 1  I.v made.  "'What     do'1   you  menacingly.    '      '       ������������������.     ,,'" _,,   ;  "Jlid you   not say you intended to  make      further     inquiries   when you  weiit lo London?" ! faltered.  "Not to you.     Jlavc V������u been  lis-  had  inadvcrloul-  nica!i?"ho  cried;  toning?"  1'could feel the tell-tale" blood rush  into my face at the question. "Ever  since you" were speaking to 'me on the  subject, I have,'" thought of nothing  else," I cried,, in the same faltering-  voice. *.*,    ''  This unpremeditated'evasion was  ithe best answer 1 could have made;  nearly nineteen, to uepena on a j it. diverted his suspicion���������at least for  Woman's defence rather than upon ; the moment. I could feel that his  his own courage!, From that cow-[vicious eves were fastened upon mv  ardly thought, as such men will : face,' although [ -dared not look'up",  phrase if, 1-began to derive a little |There was'a momentary pause, and  secret comfort. when there came ; thou h0 spoke with an'entire change  back upon my memory those strange [ 0* tone. '  allusions to the "old culling." what-1 "Look hers, Mastc- Silas; what's  ever that might have been, aud to, (.he hieamng of this behavior'  some mysterious power, connected _'rhere's something up "��������� I know there  with  il.     Tn a vain     endeavor     to_"s_ l)y your n'miiner.     Don't attempt?  to humbug me, because it won't do.  Or is it that you 'are such a thorough-paced idiot that you don't unci ei'sland the drift of what I've been  VEO-ETABLE FOOD.  Jf we wish'to avoid wrinkles and  keep the bright eyes of youth we must  make up our,minds to, practice abstinence, aiid above all avoid stimulants as rank poison, and only drink  tea and coffee in great moderation.  Jt is a good plan to sometimes substitute* boiled lish or eggs foi" meat,  and to eat raw apples, grapes, and  figs'regularly. The raw'juice, of a  lemon taken every otlier day,,has often been known to' ciear the complexion when-all olher means fail.,  Many of us, again, will persist   in'  ovorclothing   ourselves,'.putting , on  layers    ~of , woolen   undergarments,  bolli  summer *.and  winter,-. and ',prc-  ] venting tlie fresh air  from* penelrat-  j ing'to the pores    of the skin.     Not  j only is  - the    weight of unncces'Siiry  [clothes  exceedingly  weakening,     but  it' prevents '   us-    from  '  taking the  amount of physical exercise that    is  necessary-for health.  .',A daily bath in cold or tepid   water is an  indispensable "aid in' keeping lhe skiii of' tlie body in good condition.-?   The.complexion, also,   very  ofl en    suffers rfrom insufficient'washing iii pure "water, or, for preference,  in rain .water:     It is impossible   for  these' of "us ..who live in large   towns  to keep     the     complexion quite.'  as  blooming and, healthy as .the inhabitants'of country districts, but more  care     might1    be frequently 'taken (to  1 found the pay-streak  , "It's the simplest thing in the,  world to follow this girdle of gold  that bolts the earth. Wc knowt^iC  best where it crosses our own country, so wide that it covers the whole  West, from Colorado to thfc Coast.  "Then it sweeps up through British Columbia. spreads out over  Alaska, and the Hudson Bay country and follows the Yukon down to  the Behring Sea. Cross this cold'  pond and you pick up'the pay .streak  again and follow it across' Siberia,  ancl so  around the,earth. ,f  "And all along the trail you find  the prospector���������on the sands of Africa, ���������on the snows of Siberia-  hunting, , hoping, living in a dream  that can "never be realized, because,  if he find a .fortune, he will have exhausted .the anticipation to .such an  extent that the realization will only  sadden him." '    '  "There will be a lnoinentary-'tlirill,  and then will .come 'the" realization'  that his dream is over/ Having become suddenly' rich and discontented,  he strives for, pleasure in the'things  that money buys. .      ���������''"���������:���������  "He will ,travel round the world,  as f have done, panning the streams  WEilTH OFLOBLY ISLE  IT IS VEP.YRICH IN A VALUABLE FERTILIZER.          "A>  Ships Loading With Phosphate at  Island   in the Indian  ������ Ocean.  i'lobably     when       the   isla  still  low   and  not  covered  wilh  j (1.1 'it  was the homo of myriads  fc.x birds, and the guano thus 1"  ed,      alter       undergoing-     alteration  mainly through  tin; loss of ils     organic mailer,  gain rhe  to  the hard .  phosphatide lock now  existing.      The,  extensive     ���������..cc'imiilaUous    01" guano |  niu.vt  hate  Liken   place  at a      time |  when  the      rainfall   was      much' Ies.-, '  than at  the present day.  ,  But Hr.  Andicws vvas not the discoverer  01   this  important  sjurcc of  wealth.   'Ihere  is- a  littlo  group     of  islands in tlie same part of the Indian     Ocean     known as the Cocos-  Kceling  Islands,  owned   by a Briton  named (loorge Boss,  whose curiosity-  was aroused     by  what he had read  about   Christmas   Island.   Ife     sent  his   brother,      Andrew  Boss,   to  sse \  *������ ���������if   AbOltt the j  c so������  se  %���������  DOimSTIC DECIDES.   '  I Mi need Lamb wiih Poached J'-ggs.  j ���������Take remnants oi coid roast  I lamb, mince fine and s-^a-osi with  Jsr.lt ,-md pepper. Take a cup of  |gratj. lot , it get hot in the sauce-  J pan. stir in tiie. meat and let ii get  \very hot, but not boil. Thicken  I with a little browned flour if Heces-  'sai'y.     M.tva  ready  pome square-;  o������-  butiered toast, put a spoonful uf the  mince on each, and a poach..-.! egg on'  lop-     Nice for hrcikfa'-t-  Turkey     Scallop.���������Take     ib  what he could iind.   Being a    smart 'mints of cold  turkcv and pick  man,  he found     the phosphate beds'-  and reported the fact to his brother  'and they made ���������  rem-  his  as  find  wash olT the smuts that help to clog  the pores of the skin, or the find dust  that colors the epidermis like a  mass after-* a long day out. or, ' in  any case, before going to bod. Use  hot rain water if it be possible to<  procure it, with two or three spoonfuls of oatmeal thrown in' to soflen  the water. Next proceed to thoroughly massage the faco with some  good soap  and a firm sponge;    then  and searching the faces  of'all  frowning cliiTs.     Whon he( hears  new field he will join, the mad  in the hope,    not of'finding a  tune, but the old camp of* his  hood days.  "Ah,"  he* ?niused,,   stroking  snow-white whiskers, "if it. were  easy to find happiness as it is to  gold, T should be, always'Jiappy.    '  "For, there-is the other prospector,  the one who', fails", forgets' his name,  wanders out, into the dunes, oi- the  drifts, dies and is forgotten."  More of this-talk 'theie'"'was, from'  which I gathered , that '.this "hoary,  prospector '"was 'wifeless;- childless",  rich and, unhappy, 'and,there was a  helpful lesson in his life.   : ��������� *  There wc sat, side by.side like a  stack of red and a stack' of white  chips 611 a green cloth, just tho same  height���������six feet of earth would ' do  either of us���������both .independent; one  independently rich, so that he could  pay his debts, the other independently poor,* so that the sheriff, if he  came, could find nothing.  -  Yot, in���������spite cf that fact, one was  sad, disappointed and.tired, the other cheerful a*ad full of interest in the  1'h'j latest monthly report of the  Suez Ciuial _Fti,vs tl*at in June last  three steamer!* passed through carrying '),d00 to. s (*u phosphates' to  lOuropc from t h'risUnas- Island in  the Jiidi1Lii Ocean, lhis statement i.s  aifiiitorrsliiig illustration of the  contributions'' to wealth which some  parts oi" the world that were almost  ^uiknoWii a,few years ago are now  making. Christmas is an* isolated  little inland' that remained (uninhabited during all tlie centuries until  within ��������� tho past five or six years.  Geographers and men of science  have recently felt a special interest  in tl'.e island hecause il lias developed its flora and fauna without  the interference 01 man. Commercially it has also attracted attention .because it has been found to  Le.iith j'ri a valuable fertiliser.  Tho islet lies about' ISlO miles  south oi 'Java. The seas around it  are of enormous depth and sound-"  i'ng.s of, over G,000 feet'havo been  made within two or three miles of  its coasts. This is or.e cf the reasons why, (lie island has .been neglected; sailors dm r.ot',find' any'  anchorage there and' a.s the island  was very small and apparently unimportant they ..did not take the  Jt lias been  ince  the  latter Part "of lhe sevcnlrelh century  when it vvas described 1 s rceii from  tho fi'.o. in Damper's  "Voyages."   ,  The Urst , attempt at exploration  was made b.v tlie frigate Amethyst  in 1857,'from which a boat's crew  was, landed vvith 'instruments -to  .isconfl to the,summit, but ihe ��������� in-  tlills proved difficult to climb  the  AS C K.XT' WAS  A B AND ON FA}.  surveying vessel FJy-  A FAMILY' SECRET Ol' IT.  When Mr. Andrews landed on the  island he was very, much surprised  to find that it was inhabited. Andrew Ross had returned with his  family and a few in<>n irom Oocos-  Kceling, had, built Some .substantial  houses in Flying Fish Cove, planted  fruit trees nnd cocoanut palms and  had started an experimental plantation.of coll'ce with the icsults that  left no doubt that the island was  well adapted for coffee growing. But  more than all this, lie vvas Importing .coolies from Java and was milking preparations ti^ work the valuable deposits of phosphate of lime.  When Mr. Andrews left the island in  May, J8'.)8, its population was about  forty and there vvas a prospect ol a  speedy increase through the further  arrival of coolie!!.  This short story of Christmas Island shows again that you set  smart men down in .almost'any part  of the world and they will earn , a.  good living stn.thow or othei- and  perhaps accumulate a foi tur.o. Nobody seems to think that the Cocos-  Kccling Islands were worth picking  up till Ross went. there and began  to raise cocoanuts and othei" pro-  ductsi which required good-sized  ships to tako them to .market. Tho  owner of this little group of coral  reef has accumulated a very respectable fortune and Ire now seems likely to add largely lo it by the many  .'hiplcads cf j lies- hale" rock he is  sending to the,farmers of Europe.  trouble to explore it.  known,   however,   at least  the  '������f a j ].u���������  1-l*sh   and  for- I  b������y-a  The B,,tish  _ j-   LONG TIMIO TO ������001.,.  "it is scientifically'reported lhat the  lava streams from Vesuvius in 1S5S  wore so, hot twelve-years later that  stream" vvas issuing from the cracksc  and * crevices, while the lava-beds  from' the eruption of Etna in 1787  were found ".to be steaming hot just  below the top crust a.s late as 18-10.  rinse the skin in another basin     of groat show called Life.  endeavor     to 1  clew to these words. .  think out sonic  J fell asleep.  The next day Judith appeared- at  dinner, for the first time during several .weeks.     She  looked exceedingly  ill.    No persons are such bad judges  of  the  merits  and  demerits,     moral  or physical,  of each  other, "as    those  who  "  are constantly "together;  deed they seldom     think of fo  -any judgment whatever until  striking      circumstance   places  in  a strongly,   favorable light,  riiirng  some  one  or  brings' him or her; into a new , or  closer position to the whole. Then.'  , for the first time, we begin lo ask  ourselves what is so-and-so like ���������  good-looking or plain, of a good disposition.or otherwise?" Thus it was  with,myself iu regard to Judith.  The first     result of these observations was to show me that my idpa  of her physical appearance was     decidedly     false.    She   was not ugly.  Hei" figure was tall," thin, but    very  well     proportioned,   . and somewhat  graceful in its carriage:���������well dressed  it would have been  admired as  that  of a 'hie womaii.     Her hair was red  ���������it could     not,     by any stretch ,of  courtesy be called golden or auburn 1  ���������it was uncompromisingly'red;     her  complexion   was   pale, of the pallor  peculiar to red hair;  her nose     was  straight and     well shaped: her     lips  full,   but ripe     and     handsome: hor  teolh remarkably white and  regular;  her     forehead    too high for beauty:  her eyes-^ full,  of a bluish-gray     color,     hard,      cold,    and bright.     a.s  though     they liad been cut out     of  steel.     There     was    a     peculiarity  about their expression which  I shail  mention hereafter. .  Up to this time, they had never  quite met mine in a full glance, and  I had never experienced their strange  power  Mr. Dorter's  marked by the ingratiating demean*  or that shudderingly suggested the  idea of a cunning hyena luring ' ine  into his den for the take- of making  a menl of my body. Unsophisticated ns 1 was. I could perceive tho  palpable attempts he made to -induce  his daughter to ' assume the same,  line of conduct. Hints whicii  she occasionally forced herself into  following, but'with unmistakable repugnance  'Ah. Silas, what a treasure  he said with hypocritical  as the door closed behind her.  dear mother, who is now no  left her to me as a prccioui.  of holy love."  He passed his handkerchief across  his eyes. He little thought what 1  had overheard.  "Willi such a treasure, ami n stain-  Jess conscience, what should a pious  young man want in  tlus valley   * of  -saying? I'll - satisfy myself upon  that point'by and by. In the moan-  time, J'U speak a "little plainer. ��������� I  mean you to marry my daughter. To  in*" (.Lhis you can't possibly make ant-  objection, as .all the sacrifice is on  my side and hers. Now come, what  do you say to that?"  Now that he had thrown off the  mask, and .spoken more plainly, J  felt, for" tho first Limo in my life,'  something like courage lo oppose  him. "-1 know that I possess no advantages lo entitle me to such a  match, but I am *too young to  marry." I said, wilh some mile  firmness.  "I am the best judge'of that," he  answered, sharply,  "but I have no wish to marry."  "What!" he exclaimed, furiously.  "Do you mean Lo say Lhat'you have  the infernal impudence to refuse my  daughter?"  Then     followed a stream of adjectives and opprobrious epithets    that 1  I  need      not      repeal,     lie   literally  ,foamed at the mouth.  *"You shall smart for this insult,  you ungrateful whelp!" he went on,  wiping the perspiration from his  face. "Yon shall go down upon  your knees and beg my pardon for I  this, iind pray with all your heart  and soul for what you have just refused!"  With these words, and  malignant, look upon me,  out of the room.  1 sank into ,1 chair, literally stupefied and overwhelmed. But, even the  faint resistance . had made inspired  me vvith now confidence. 1 felt that  I wus no     longer a schoolboy;     but  cold water into which has been poured a few drops of eau-de-cologne or  alcohol,'finally rubbing into Lhe face  and neck a little  LAN0L1NE OR COLi) CREAM.  Many dermatologists recommend a  steaming for the face about once in  ten days as an effectual moans of  cleaning the skin of its dire enemies,  the blacks and smuts. Care must  be' taken b.v those who adopt this  'drastic method to'close the pores of  the skin after the Steaming By applying a'small quantity of diluted  spirit., Jf the skin is very rough an'd  dry, then it had better- be cleaned  sometimes with cold cream ��������� and a  .clean soft rag.  This cannot, of cour.se, lake- the  place of soap and water, but can only bo used a-s an occasional alternative. If,,, on tho ether hand, the  skill" is apt to get greasy, flour the  face'with a little ..superfine oatmeal  for an-hour after washing, carefully  wiping it off at the- end of that  time A There'.*is nothing more .refreshing when you are tired and overheated'than-a thorough'sponging of  faco. arms aiid neck in warm milk  and water. It should not be forgotten that if vvc do not wish to got  our skin chapped hnd hardened we  must take care never lo go out in  the cold- air for at least an hour after washing our. fares in worm w\i-  tei". so as to give the pores Lime to  close up.    "  casting    a  he hurried  is!'  manner lo me was j verging on manhood; lhat it was  cowardly and disgraceful to yield a  slavish obedience against my- conscience to such a man a.s he Iind now  shown himself. The first resolution  J; formed consequent upon this better nnd firmer stale of mind, was  that T would mako a clean breast to  Martha of all I knew, and then be  guided by her superior worldly'wisdom as ' to what 1 had better do.  Feeling much relieved, f 'went lip to  the .schoolroom to superintend ' the  afternoon tasks.  (To Be Continued).  NOT TO BE OtTDONE.  Housekeeper ��������� "Have     you  Mocha colVcc. sir?"  .Small   Dealer��������� "Ves, mum."  "Genuine Mocha?"  ".Just imported, mum."  "Import it yourself?"  "Oh. yes, mum.    T send  direct to  the���������lhe Sultan,  "Humph!     How   much  on hand?"  ���������'"Bout sixty  pounds,  mum."  "You have, eh,     sixty pounds?    1  read in the paper this morning that  j not     over    fifty   pounds  of genuine  j Mocha     reach    this country annually."  "Yes.     mum,    that's true."    I had  ten pounds over from last year."  any  my orders  liium."  have you  she  sigh,  "Her  more,  token  British  allowed  including  Field ollicers of the  on lie live service aro  pouu.ls    of    baggage,  ding.      Other     mounted    ollicers  pcriiiittoil ;">() pound apiece.  England uses nearly half the  prodiic-il in the world. Spain  the richest load mines.  'In a city not subject to earthquakes there lived a family who had  one of those domestics of the break-  everything-thcy-touch sort. Recently  the town experienced a slight shock.  Pictures were thrown down, crock-  cry and furniture rattled about. In  the midst of the tumult the mistress went to the head of the stairs  ���������my  ab '  ied-  are  and called  tient tone:  you  doing*  out.   in  a  would-be  "Mary Ann.  what  now?"  pa-  are  Before ,wo started the old'man told  me a story���������a story that 1 had'  heard in Seattle, which is part of  the forgotten history of 4.I10 . West  that was, but is no more,'*and this  is the story 1 set out to tell.*  The Forty-niner tells.it with pr.iilo  to show that the rough men and  heroic women who blazed the trails  to the Pacific hacl big hearts" that  were always in the proper plnce.  Many years a������0, in a mining camp  far out in the wide, wild W'est, there  lived a man and a, woman���������both  good fellows. With out* benefit of  clergy they abode together for many  moons, fell out and finally separated.  Now,'for the first time, the woman  realized .how much she loved the  man, and the man became aware  that tho best had gone out of his  life. Of course, she, being a wo-  'niaii, could do 'nothing, and he, being a man, would do nothing; * so  they met. nodded, and passed1 each  otlier and all ' the while love grow  stronger.      , -  All the people'in flic'camp caiiio  soon to know of their troubles and  all sympathized with them, for they  were both good fellows.   *  Finally, the man gavo in, called on  the woman and proposed marriage.  She consented, of course, and named  the next day.  That night in the hotel the man  told his friends vvliaf was lo be, and  they all clicked glasses and wished  him joy.  That night the woman sat at her  one window and watched a big black  clou'd that came out of the west  and heard the low wind come sobbing and .crying up the canon. The  moan of the wind saddened her and  the sight of the black cloud caused  her to weep.  The kind woman.with whom she  lived heard her sob through the canvas wall, and went in to see her. The  woman hid her brown head on tho  '���������-.lice of her friend, and toid her that  I she was to be married on the morrow, and the good woman kissed her  and cheered her aud told her that  she must not weep on the eve of her  wedding day.  Then the . bride-to-be wiped her  eyes and tried to bo glad, but when  s'lio was alone she looked out on the  black cloud and heard the wind sob,  and' moaned. W;hen her friend peeped in again the woman, with her  glorious hair let loose over her  white gown, was kneeling beside her  narrow bed.  That night the sleeping camp was  startled by the cry of fire. The wind,  that had * conic crying out of the  west hours ago. had begun to howl.  Wind and fire seem always to go to-  get hor..  The wooden camp burned like ricks  of dry straw. Hundreds of people  escaped in the clothes they were  sleeping in. When the fire died dovvn  and the roll was called only two  people were missing,  but they    were  ing Fish, in 1887 at last found an  anchorage on tho" north coast,, , to  which tl*c 'naine. Flying J'^ish Cpve  was given. A number of men were  landed, but as the island scorned to  lie of little ' valu.c, ho serious' a'L-  ���������lempt at-exploration was made.  >  Jn'lSSlo tho British naval As-hip  Rcdpolo called*for a few hours and  a ropi'iscntativc of tl:e Singapore  llotariicaj" Gardens' collected a""-iiujn-  ber of Plants audi wrote an', interesting account of his visit. Jt then occurred ,to a number of scientific men  that it vvould be very inleros-ting to  have this isolated , and neglected  spot studied in all its aspects. Jn,  ISOC r������b" John Murray olTered to'  pay the expenses of such an expedition, and . Mr. Charles W. Andrews'  of the British 'Miif.cum was' chosen  to make the investigation. He began his Yescyrelies on the���������island 'in  August, lS07^ 'and his long and interesting description of it was  printed vvith a map in the Geo-  graPhical Journal in .January, 1S90.  It is, 'therefore, less than four years  since* a 1'airly adequate description'of  tho island was published.  The climate* of Christmas. Island is  delightful, resembling during the  greater Part of the'year a hot English .. Minuuer, .tempered by scm  breezes-* Tiie 'island -is ' perfectly'  healthful, .there, being no marshes or  stagnant pooh;, while, 011 the other  hand, there is a  fair supply -of good  But still-more remarkable arc      the ! wl,'-*u cooking  scientific reports of the volcano Joiv  ullo,.in Mexico.    This sent forth im-.  mense streams of lava in J 730.     In  1780 the lava-beds wero examined,by  a  party  of scientists,     and if     vvas  found  that a stick thrust into      the  crevices instantly    ignited,  although  tlicre', was no  discomfort 'experienced  in walking     on'   the hardened crust.  Again,   some forty, years  after    , the  eruption,     it     was' vis-Rod by'scientists,      and reported- to  be steaming _  in' many     places,     and oven eighty-   mole  seven years*...after  the* eruption     two  columns     of . steaming",vapor     were  JoundJ o_ho issuing from liie_cr.evices.  Sometimes" tliC"upper cruST.of such a  stream of lava cools so  and     lichens    make      a     precarious  growth on the surface,  while  a   fow  feet beneath the lava is almost  hot.  from  it iill the meat and    dressing-     Put  the bones, skin, fat/-   clc.    ir.to������J\a  saucepan, cover with cold -,vat'T, tm<l  stew siowly.,   Chop  the meat, cover,  the  bottom  of, a buttered  tin     with  fine crumbs,  then a layer 01 the tur-������'  ley and stufling. then one of crumbs?,*  and so on till the di.-Ji is full, reserv-l  ing      cnniie.li    crumbs-     for u  crust;  Strain-    the     gravy from the. bones/  thicken      it      wilh" a  litlle browned,  flour,  wet vvith milk, and turn near-;  ly sill of it over the scallop.   Wet the  crumbs you  reserved  with ihe gravy}  ,  and spread evenly ou the top: co-,er,'  put in an oven,  bake half an  hour,)  remove lhe cover and brown.   Serve  hot.     This is nice for lunch  or sup.-  per-  Cheese     Biscuit.���������Make a rale     of-  good  rich, pastry,  or' take  the remnants   after  pie-making-     Boil     out'  thin,  strew with grated cheese,  season with'a littic     salt and cayenne; >  roll up tight,     and     roll out again:/  Sprinkle with more cheese,  roll     up  again,  set in  the coldest place    you.  know      to    get crisp,  then  roll out'  agitin     and      cut "into  fancy  .shape;,  prick vvith a fork and bake in a hot  oven.     Brush with  beaten egg whilo  still   hot.  strew with  a litlle    finely,  grated cheese,    set in  the oven  iust  long enough to glaze.     Serve hot or,  '  cold.  Banana Gelatine.���������Soak a package  of'gelaUne in one pint cold     water,  for half* an hour-    Then add one pint'  hot water and let stand till all  the    "  gelatine    is   dissolved.     When     half  cold,  stir     in the juice of two     or-,  anges and     sugar to suit the   taste.  Peel and     mash eight large bananas', ',  and when the gelatinous almost cold  stir  in   the  banana   piilp  and    whlrji  all     together' , with an egg beater.   ,  When the mixture becomes ligh' stop  beating, pou'r into a glabss dish'   ami  set     011     ice.     Serve-with  whipped  crcam.f.-This .   dish should be made-  the day before using"      *  Jellied      D runes .--Stew  one pound!  best sweet     prunes till quite' tender.  Sweeten      vvith   ��������� granulated      sugar  and  Water. Nearly tl'.e. whole island is  covoved" With forests. 'J'he fail 11 a is  very Poor. Only live species ��������� of  niaiii'aial.s. two kinds of rats, a  shrew-mouse and' ' two bats, are  found. If is. supposed that tho rats  and the mojusc,drifted to the island  on Boating -wood, while the bats  readied it , by (light. There are  many sea. birds; ii:scct .life, is fairly  abundant, biff reptiles aie few and  ���������small. '        -   ���������. ���������'  AN INTER EST ING* DISCOVERY  Was made near the north end of the  i-sland, vvhith has proved to be important in nn economic sense. It  Was found that an elevation (here,  about 900 feet in Height, novv known  ns Phosphate Hill, has an extensive  deposit of phosphate of lime, which  i.s also strewn over the surface ih  blocks cof all sires and in' some  places is found to a considerable  depth. The area actually covered b.v  this thick deposit is about half 11  milo long; by a quarter of a milo  ���������broad, but an immense qrantity oc-  riiis in Hie form of blocks scattered  over nil the slopes and terraces of  Hie northern purl, oi" the island.  There aie other less extensive     beds  .SCHOOL OF POISONERS.  ,- A merciless., school of poisoners  onco flourished in Venice During  the fifteenth century even the government of the state used pciSoli  without any disguise as a weapon.  A body called "The Council of Ten"  vvas appointed. ��������� to determine who  should be despatched and they dealt  with the lives of princes. Kings and  popes as one would deal with superfluous tree, in a wood. A curious  document is still extant in which the  proceedings of this council are recorded. If shows that one John of  Baguba prepared a selection of poi- j  sons aiid a scale of fees. The fee  varied vvith lho_ import ance of-the  victim and lhe length of the 'journey to be- made lor his despatch.  For poisoning the Duke of* Milan ho  charged GO ducat*-, for the Pope 100  ducats, for tho King -of Spain 1 50  ducats, for the '"Great Sultan" 000  ducats.    ��������� A -'  utd'a- litlle lemon  juice 01 vinegar- ..Vh.cn cool,, remove tl'.e stones, drain off the juice  and rub llie prunes through a. -sieve.  While this is being done, have half  cup gelatine soaking and when dissolved, mix with-the prune juice.  Heat to the boiling point, add more  sugar if-needed, and mix prune pulp  and juice, together. , Let stand 'till  nearly cold and beat into it one pint  whipped cream, which has been flavored and .sweetened. Turn into ; a.  and set u on ice. Serve vvith  plain-crcama    * . i  lloval' Doughnuts.���������One, pint sweet  milkAkalf. niui._la.rd melted hi 0\e  "milk,  half Pint potato yeast (or* its  tl'it ,Tr;;.t;! equivalent     iii   ether    yeast)    three  ti.at plants  ^   ^^  wJj.ie conpJj ^ar, ��������� three  eggs, one teaspoon soda dissolved in  half cunv-liot water, one teaspoon  ground'cinnamon and half a grated  nutmeg. Mix iii the manner*as for  cake, and then add .enough sifted  flour to make a dough that is* stiff  enough to be woi Iced without, sticking to the board- Prepare in iho  evening - and let stand in a warm,  place over night." In the morning,  warm the'bread board, flour lightly,  and knead lhe dough well. . Wash  the'bowl, rub well with lard or butter and return the' dough. When it  is light again, warm and flour the*  board, t'uin the dough, out on'it.-  fiatten lightly until it .is one inch  in thickness, -cut in small square's  and fry in deep fat. , The fat should  be hot" enough to send up a thin  biuc , smoke from the center beforo  doughnuts ' or fritters are put into  it. "if it is not hot whatever is puf-  into it vvill be unfit to oat.  red-  Police Official���������"Any clue  to      the  mysterious   murder?"'     Detective ���������  "Yes,   sir.     I've    arrested     all the j  living members of the family."  Ofti-!  cial���������"Glorious! What      evidence  have you?"'' Detective?���������"'Whou-T accused them of llio murder some'of  'em turned , white and some turned  red. Now', all we have to do is loi  find out which color means guilt."      j  An old sea captain, under tho impression that ho was saying a good  ' thing, asked a lady pas������������riger why  men never kissed one another, while  ladies waste a world of kisses on  feminine fnces. "Bocaiisr.*," the lady  replied," "the men have something  better to kiss and the women  haven't."  '      .GOOD  CAKES.'  round Cake.���������Take ������ne pound  sugar, one pound butter, one. pound  eggs, one, pound flour, two pounds  seedles's raisins, two pounds currants-, one pound chopped citron, two  teaspoons each ' nutmeg, cassia,  cloves, niiice, grated lemon peel,  oneL cup lemon "jnico, two heaping  teaspoons baking powder. Break:  eggs into sugar, bf,at two minutes,  add liquid and half Hie flour with  baking powder. Beat  then spice and butter,  minutes.     Add fruit,_, a  Nodd���������What do' you mean by saying that my baby is just an ordinary baby?" Todd���������"Why. he is precocious and beautiful, and tho*' be.'.-t  that ever lived, isn't he?"  one minute  Beat    'five  nd bake hoiir.w  in deep covered dish.  Ginger Cake.���������One cup mof.isses,  ''2-'\ ciip sour milk, one tablespoon  shortening, one teaspoon soda dissolved in water, half teaspoon each  of ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Stir  in llntii* to make it about the s;uno  consistency as for other cake. Put  in a square Lin. sprinkle with sugar  and bake in a moderately hot oven.  Angel Cocoanut Cake.���������Beat to a  cream one cup butler mid two cups'"  powdered sugar, add three cups sifted fioui\ half cup sweet milk and tho  whiles of eight eggs, beaten to a  stitT froth. Bent for J") minutes.  Then add two teaspoons baking  powder and one of almond flavoring.  Bake iu jelly cake pans and spread  witli grated cocoamif, putting,a-  very thick la.ver on top.  Cream Cake.���������Thrt-e eggs, one cup ,  sugar, two tablespoons butter, three  tablespoons sweet milk, three even  teaspoons baking powder, 1 } cups  flour. Beat the yolks of the eggs,,  with sugar and butter to u cream.  Add tlie milk, then sift in the baking powder and flour. Add tho  whites of the eggs, well beaten, the  last thing before the flour. Bake in  layers in a quick oven. Cream Filling: One cup powdered sugar, ono  cuj* sweet cream. Beat together,  an eggbeater; keep cool while  oaten,  and spread  when     tho  are cold.  with  being  cakes  NO   CHANCE FOR HIM.  '.^'l^i1',',   ox.11'a,i"ed J.IunffryBiggins,  "I am an ufler-dinncr speaker."  ' "llicn,'   said Mrs. Snappem,    before slamming  do no talking'herc:"  the door,  Employer-''Mr. Tops, I have Ion"  observed, with appro tab your as"  siduity and devotion" Lo biiaincsq,  and I am now about to test your  abilities in a new capacity, in which,  f feel sure, you will acquit vourself  with _ credit to thc house'and ���������  er-������������������" Mr. Tops (highly 'delighted)  ���������'T���������T���������I shall do my best, sir!"  Employer���������"As I was about to say,  Mr. Tops, the porter is ill this nior'nl  ing, and I shall have to ask you  sweep out the oflica."-  to .** -j.rr vf j-(-  o  &o  ' f������-S"S-5'Si2i5<=^������<:������������������������i5���������'6'S^<S���������������������������^  I The Miners of  fGopper Island  A  A  (ft  '^S'5'S���������'3'������'������;'���������<6���������������s������������������������������������"6���������������<;^<������������������9,i'  Jim O'Comiell and 1 were mates  off and on for years. Thus it was  that we were gold-miners together  at Bendigo, tried silver-mining at  Broken Hill, and nt a later date  worked side by side in the tin mines  at Mount Zcchan, in Tasmania, besides conducting several prospecting  trips on o'-'r own' account  larger island till a much later hour  than usual. When about half Way  between the , two islands they ' encountered the full force of 'the outgoing tide, and found their progress  vvith tho full water cask, to which  they were harnessed by ropes, rendered extremely difficult. After half  an hour's struggle, during which  very little way was gained. Peters  announced his intention of cutting  himself adrift. O'Ccmicll besought  his mate,to hold on until, the tide  turned, biit Peters, drawing his  knife, r-evered the rope which attached him to'the: cask. Shortly  afterwards he disappeared in the direction of Copper Island.  O'Connell, left to hiui-selL struggled Wildly for a time to hold his  own, but the buoyant cask was tow  O'Connell was a man for whom lllj^ bim out to sea at an ever-m-  had a wholesome respect. He \V!i^'n'Cili'J"S i'"-te of speed, and at last  a q-iiet,    reserved,  good-natured   fel-   ,c was reluctantly oblhfol to release  low, wa-> never drank too much, and  who .ijhated nothing iii this world  more than a row. He was a man of  immense physical strength, an expert boxer, and a magnificent swimmer. IBs placid demeanor hid an  indomitable spirit, and J would a,  soon have fought a steam-roller as  Jim 0'Conii'*ll; the one would havo  been as uncompromising as the other.  Jt was on one of our pros-pecting  trips that Jim told me the particulars of bis stiiinge experience On  Copper Island, a brief hint of which  I had already obtained from a police court paragraph some timo before in the Brisbane Courier.  himsolf. By .this timcAhowever, he  was an alarming distance from the  shore, and he saw that his only  chanco was' in remaining afloat until  the tide turned, when he might hope,  by its aid, to reach the land. ���������The  night was clear and a brilliant  moon wiiM shining. Suddenly, to his  horror, arr ominous triangular iin  broke the surface of the water not.  three fathoms' length from whore  he swam. Another and yet another  appe-arod, and the unhappy man presently discovered that he vvas in Lhe  midst of a school of sharks! Utterly exhausted as he was, his position,  was a terrible one. In describing  his feelings, io me, la; suid that he  hoiild  not'have believed if possible  Jt teems that Jim 'was in Sydney, jthat     any     combination  of cireum-  out  of  work, 'when  ho saw  ono  day  stances could  have  reduced  him     to  such a state of abject 'fear as*    that  an advertisement, in tlio Sydney  Morning Herald asking' for a half-  dozen miners to proceed to Copper  Island���������an uninhabited island lying  between  Brisbane and  Thursday    ls-  in which he now.found himself. Already he seemed 'to feel tho cruel  teeth rending his naked flesh, and  "io shuddered vvith utter terror.   The  land���������and there prospect for copper. | ���������������(.���������]<. wasjv'as light a.s day, and tl'.e  O'Connell immediately made nppliea- j sharks were plainly visible as they  tion to the advertiser, one Captain [circled round him. He.'-saw one  15 , ,a mining expert.     D������������������    bad   monster     suddenly A'hange his- di rec  to custody on a charge of assaulting  Captain    D  and   threatening    to  tako his life. Legal proceedings for  breach of contract was also mentioned, but the production of the  bullet-perforated hat and the evidence of a friendly witness who had  been one of the boat's crew put a  very different complexion on the  matter, and O'Connell was discharged.  ]f transpired, however, that  D������������������'s long continued absence from  the island���������of which his employers  were" entirely ignorant, and which  came so very hear having disastrous  results���������was' due to, his detention in  the receiving house of a lunatic asylum during the continuance oi a  prolonged attack of delirium tremens*:   ���������V   BITS OF INFORMATION.  Notes  of Interest About     Almost  ,    Everything-  Signatures made witli lead pencil  aie good  in law.  Afiica has tcry nearly seven hundred languages or dialects.       c'  It .is estimated that'"the, consumption of meat in England aggregates  HU pounds a head  per,*vcar.  'J'he Caspian Sea has'only 111b. of  salt to the ton of wat'.'r; tho English , Channel has 7^1b. and ihe  I lend Sea I87II>.    ���������'  Wi, c is so plentiful in Algc.ia t! at  it is now   being sold, according      to j  the llriti-sh  Vice-Consul, at one cent I  a quart.  Statu tics 'show that the lcngest-  lived people have generally been  those vvho made breakfast the 'principal meal of the day.      " '  The observatory at the summit of  Mount' Etna, .1,07(5 feet above sea  level, Js slated to be the highewt inhabited spot in Europe.  'London and  it the level of  -i.    .s... : ',..    -       -z, ��������� .^-saa  BREEDING  DAIRY  COWS.'  It is scarcely necessary to say that  the production of milk is the "greatest function of the dairy cow. The  economical production of large quantities of milk, butter or cheese determine the value of the cow, ancl  the best efforts of the breeders of  dairy stock should always be directly  towards this goal. If the dairy cow  does not yield a profitable flow of  milk, she ceases to have any reason  for existence. Beefing qualities are  of comparatively little importance,  except in cases when a good cow  loses tlie use of portion of her udder, or in some way becomes undesirable as a milker. It naturally  follows that to secure tlie best practical results, iittle attention 'should  be paid to what are commonly  spoken of . as fancy points*. It is  only in very exceptional cases that  color of the'hair, size and contour  of the horns, graceful carriage,, and  conical tents, can make any possible'  diiTorence in the njctual value of the  cow, yet those andjnaiiy other equally us'oful fancy points aro held in  high esteem by many breeders and  judges. Beauty of form and " breed  typo are always desirableb and breeders may well endeavor Lo combine  Lhese in a.s great a .degree as possible with capacity at tlio pdil, but  the latter must ever renmiii the  FJltST CONSIDERATION.  The first essential point to be  sought in the dairy cow is constitution,1 without which she cannot  stand the strain of ni-.-.ny years bea  con trol of the business on. behalf of  a well-known Sydney firm of whip-  owners, who held' a concession * for,  mining on the island. O'Connell being a practical miner of wide experience,   was   mado  the   "boss" A of,  30 feet above it,, Manchester 50 reef,  tion' and-niakc*" straight"fo'r 'him! But i*l-'d Birmingham' o00 feet  Liverpool   are     both ]Vy feeding     and milking'.   ' The wide  the sea.   Glasgow is |cf,es,L( g00cl heart-girth,  and general  O'Connell was like a fi.-h in thc'wa-| J'������st -voul' the'i-remh Government  tor, and drawing the sheath }.,hfc |made'a " profit of over fc/0,000,000  from the belt round his naked waist ;<���������>"��������� its monopoly oi the sale of to-  I he throw his arms above* his head ,'bacco, cigarss, cigarettes, and  land sank iJko a stone. As ho rose (matches.,, _ ,  the gang, and five, other men. having I .lt,nl-n Mntc. .tcconds later *ho '* found I Uhip-crackang by drive! s ol ve-  bcen engaged and contracts signed I hiiaself direetlv beneath 'the shark, j hides has become such a nuisance in  for snx months, the little party were j ..,.ci thrust his knife, up to tbe hilt'somc Oormau towns that special by-  taken by Captain D  to  the scene   ������������������     the    monster's     stomach.     The'|iUVS have Iuld to  DC Paf������G('  against  of their     operations  .in 'a schooner j wounded    shark ' at ene'e made  oil",   tl- '  tainted and the taint will aiTect the  cream and butter.  The milking should be done with  clean hands. Each milker should  wash and dry his hands before he begins to milk.  The finger nails of the milkers  should be cut close. Every milker  should put on a clean milking suit.  The milk should be carried immediately to the dairy and strain;*! in  the. creamery cans ��������� "uf through  the separator.  If a creamery is used the ailk  should stand twelve hours at a temperature of about 15 degrees.  Tho creain should then be, taken  from the milk and it should be ripe  (a little sour) and ready to churn  in about  twenty-four hours.  If it does not ripen in twenty-four  hours a little .starter should bo  used. If allowed,to stand longer it  will become billcr and hard ��������� to,,  churn.  If tho butter does not come  pcrly, put n handful of salt in  churn.  The cream should be churned  about Ci degrees in summer, a little  higher in  winter. ,      '    '  The room in vvh'ich the churning is  done should be kept at an even temperature and not colder than ', the  temperature of ,thc creain.  The churn should not be moved  too rapidly as'if injures the grain of  the'butter.  profile  at  FAST EATING.  Specialist Says It Is Rapidly'  Increasing.  .Eating rapidly, according to the  testimony of a specialist in the kind  of trouble caused by that breach of  good tabic manners, ia twy much  commoner than if tin.. -���������> an. And  it is on the increase  BIG UllflS FHSMED w  ��������� t       1  SOME OP, THE WEAPONS CAPTURED IN THE LATE WAR.  Small Arms Were Broken Up���������Millions of Rounds  of Am-    ,  munition.  ��������� A committee has been formed by  Mr. Brodrick, under the presidency  of Lord Ilardwicke, 'for the purpose  of considering ' the proportion of  smaB arms and guns to be allotted  to the Mother Country'and tho Colonies. Most of the small arms' and  ammunition captured, b.v the British  in the late war were broken, as is  tho way in war, but many of the'big  guns have been' pemioned off, says  London Answers.   *  But there are the,scores of guns  and thousands of Mausers, tho , millions of rounds of all sorts of ammunition, the almost illimitable  supply of war materials, ancl relics,  which tho War Oflice Committee vvill  never havo to allot, andaibout whicii  they will never have to cons'ider any  claims, for they have already found  a well-earned resting place, immune  from further service. Before the  war broke out. and, in fact, during  llsi middle     singes,  there cvisted     a  OOB PEIDJ1IM SICEITS-  POOR' MEN    WHO COULD MAKE  A FORTUNE.  Guardians  'of  , tHe' British Metro7, ���������  polis���������Printers Can Keep    A  a Secret.  '.'       '  The maxim' which' tolls th.\t sil-,  once is golden often errs on. the side-  of accuracy, -for some wcvets the  market value of which runs well into  thousands are owned by' poor men  whose wages do not ihduco any lit-'  tie attentions on tlio part.of the income tax collector, -says London Tit-  Bits. *  This is    especially the  case    with  Government secrets.    On the Thames  marshes     there ' is a small cottage  which  hides* the secret  Kussia offered    S200,000(     for a low years ago,   '"  namely,      that concerning  the situa- ,  tion of  the submarine mines   which  guard  the Metropolis.     Tlie collage-  is'stationed . among dozens of similar structures, and live'men, who go  ter  and from  their daily' work     like-  ordinary     beings,  alone know which  it i.s    and      hovv^tho electric switchboard it contains can bo so nuinipu--  luted as to "sink a powerful fleet    in  ton minutes.*.  Either of  these trust- ���������  corps of native police,   whose    ������lutylc,, sel.yants could  sell, his secret for  .* V?1K       .,'��������� 'tl!������' bo,'<1,Ts "f ,he'������   fortune without   the  slightest dif-  I'-astern      Jrausvaul    aud the Annus  '  wazi country.  Beyond the Swazi territory, * and  stretching away to lho north of Portuguese East Africa, the patrolling  was taken u'p and carried on by .Portuguese . police, for the smuggling of  dutiable goods ' was considered a  smart business' by tho questionable  traders who infested the borders. The  native police were not paid by our  Government, mid, most of them   he-  chartered for flic purpose.      ' land  some other prey  possibly     pro-  Having   duly   landed the   men     on '.enter!  itself,   the others followed its  the island,   whose     sole  inhabitants 'example,  to' O'ConnoH's great relief.  thoy    were     to   be. I) '��������� loft, thom, j   By th-s Lmic jhc U(1(, w.l<5 01l,UlG  promising      to. return .at lho begin- 1^,,.;^  .uu|  ,,ftcl. a ](JJlg an(,  ex__,ulst_  'ing swim O'Connell, shaken and  weary, landed on Copper Island  shortly  ning of     each  month   with   rations,  e.tc.     For a time all went well.   The'  men   were  amply  provisioned,     and, I  There ,ure to-day in Canada some  13,000 cheese factories, with an annual aggregate output of 18,000,-  000 pounds of cheese, or an average  of about 6,000 pounds per factory. _  Turkish women do not come , into  control  of their private fortunes un-  besides',    there     was some fen there'  ,,.,,, ,,,       til  aftei* marriage.    Alter that " they  after daylight, having been .^ dispoge  Q|. 0^lhiu] df jt   wKh_  oesKies., tnere was some icntiic-ici .-, ( , { , w.u n-s com_ *-���������" s-.-i'"--*- u. .,..-rw...������ v,  ome to bo shot fish to be caught, h. MOlur> l" *"*��������� ������'<���������".! ��������� '���������*;-* " out t c husbands consent  tame, to   ue snut,  umi io  uc l-,lub"l'A naiuons     had.    oi  course,  (riven him.    ... ,      .    .  _   ,  and a1 fair supply of eggs of various',^ for" ]ost. a's according' to the  kinds.  men soon settled  ac  I,   Every  hotel   in   .Japan  has  a  fan.  appearance of vigor aro the chief indications of constitution. Other  points largely indicative of,production nre: A wide, strong muzzle; a  comparatively open back bone " .or  chine, indicating, a tendency to' make  milk rather     than     fat; a capacious ... ��������� ��������� ,,  barrel, ' capable of making use of 1'oswblo,, but he had eventually  large , quantities of feed, and a  roomy, well-shaped udder, with large  liiahimary veins and milk-wells. A  well-known Canadian breeder has  tersely summarized these qualifications in the wordpi���������a big mouth, a  big belly arid a big'bag.,  Experienced men arc able to select good cows with a reasonable  amount of certainty, but the most  expert dairy judge is largely at sea  when he' attempts, to select a good  bull by appearances alone. When  we'come to the question of raising  good     cows,     wc find that the only  he !special to itself,  containing  a     view ;r0.ld ,t0 s,���������cccss is in breeding    from  of the  schooner they began  to  seriously alarmed.  The scores   became, exhausted    ami .,oi),{ot, ^^ n  ,,ho^.;,_lul wiLh .ycyy  " 'of terror,    fell  back in a dead, faint,  eepcr  iind      seeing    the     "boss"  .standing  there,      dripping     wet,     thought he  soon  after  a  far  greater   evi  them      Hitherto   a plentiful    supply , iu^p;^^^';!!^ "ndWnturc'T^v-  of water had been obtainable   at     a weak'stiUe.  spot where the islanders fondly 11117      h '    *  agined   a spring cxif'ted; but no ram  had fallen since'their binding,,    and  the   basin   -becoming empty,  it was  s<x������i' tJi������t 1 hore hud  bi.pn  merely     a  surface supply, and now not a single , ed till  tho .-���������.-o������i13������f..r,f the  '  '   "     when 0 Council   was scri-  .'. voiit in the German army prove that  6S pounds is the outside weight the  average .soldier can .carry' on a  day's march without injuring his  heart.        ; ,   '  A   whale      lccently     captured      in  Arctic' waleis was found to have im-  TI10  litlle colony  vvas  now .in      a-tedded m  it������ side a luupoon      that  very bad  way,   being without  water   belonged      to  a whaling vessel  that.  save for a  little which had been   ro- _],a(i   teen   out  of service nearly,,.haif ! standard.' *'   This  system  of registry  ."erved in a kerosene tin.     This last-' Ll century- ' 'was   greatly     improved    some, eight  cows of known capacity and from  bul is whose female ancestors, have  also been tested for merit at "the  pail and churn."   Jt is almost^impcr-, - .  ���������---*-      bo flcsl1     pampering'  habits - such    as  a five 'that a good .bull should  backed by a considerable number of  good producing , dams and,grand-  dams, if satisfactory results- arc to  be expected from his daughters. '  About twenty years ago some 'of  the prominent'breeders of ITolstein-  Friosinn,' cattle, impressed vvith the  importance ''of-the above . question,  started what is known as/an     '    * '  .'.'ADVANCED REGISTRY,"  in which co*ws'pcould be recorded only af'te/'inaking a'milk or butter'record    greater     than  a  certain   'high  "1 was remoii.s*tratiu}������ with-a friend jjng Swazis,     thoy were not particii-  rrly partial ^to  THOSE" AVHO PAID THEM.  W'hen,' therefore, the climax came,  'numbers of Boers trekked over into  the Anuiswazi country. ' But their  one-time guardians ,of the Customs  now turned openly hostile, and the1  fugitives, before crossing ,the border, wore ' compelled to part with''  their rifles and ammunition. In this  maimer have the Swazi people collected a gieat number of Mausers-,  Martinis,' and Lee-Motford rifles,  and , many a kraal throughout the  Aniasvvazt country is now decorated  wilh the pensioned-ofl' trophies of the  late war.  But the .adventures of the trophies  which croswed the Portuguese border,  by way of .the Lobombo mountain  passes are still more romantic.  Throughout tho Portuguese territory  there exists a roving race of * people  which corresponds to our traveling  gipsies. They are, however; somewhat more" industrious, and their  mode ' of living is'.by trading.)in  articles of imitation jewelry, penknives, ancl bric-a-brac o'f all sorts,  vvith the natives. They have settlements extending froip. Delagoa . Bay  to Komati (,Poort, and many 'a , lost  traveler'in the wild bush country,,has  been glad, of-a chance meeting .with  one of their traveling' caravans. To  these people, the Boer fugitives sold  many of their dimised war,,materials  the other day about t::i :-amicrr in  which he was gobbling bis food,"  s-aid this ..specialist 'in' digevtion.  '���������'He told me, that he had cicliberate-  ly learned to cat rapidly because 'it  was necessary in self defence. lie  said, that he hi\d ching to* his owii  habit  of eating '  slovvlv as  long  as  to  give it up because he'was always  the last person to finisk at������ dinner.  When he was "half way through the  meal everybody elsx* was waiting on  him. So he'tried to learn how to  eat as rapidiy as* the other persons  he knew. '  ���������"The number of ovils that arc, Lo  be avoided by slow eating is so great  that 1 don't believe any sane person  who knew.of fheni would'oat quickly. Half the troubles* that people  complain of to me are due to the  habit.        ��������� ,    '   .1  "One of .the things which ought to,  persuade most persons to eat slowly  is the fact that this practice will reduce flesh, or at all events it will  prevent a person from becoming abnormally s'tout if there are no other  lll'VI  A   Kisi-h'ii  t'oblcinaii  has upon his  drop was'to"be found on.the whole i "nd then, when O'Comiell was son- ;CS'.at0- at Satinowka, in Podolia, a  :s1.ur]i        '   * lously     contemplating   a   return     to   house     made  of  Paper.   Jt  contains  In this awkward diflicultv O'Con- j "Water Island" vvith the kerosene ['sixteen rooms, and its architect de-  1.ell's resourcefulness soon showed j Urn rain happily fell, and all !uuii.s |clares that it will last longer than a  itself.     Everv-bodv   naturallv  looked   wore at onco engaged in  tho  importA sLor.e building.  to him- even' had' he not been their ant work of collecting 11. lhe lent | 'j'he French Lifeboat Society has a  "boss"'it vvould, have been just'the | was pulled down nnd converted into record only second* to the English.  .**amc.'    Digging    for  barren of result, and, clc, ....w..      ., i   . , -       -          -   - ,, ���������-i  i��������� ,.���������  Two  days   later    great excitement J ninety-eight boat stations and     iV)0   be sworn to, by all concci-no.i 111 con-  was  occasioned     in uiu: little    com-  rescue posts.  years ago by Uio adoption of what  is known as "oflicial testing." Under this plan all tests made arc di-  Pcctly supervised by a capable dairyman'.sent as' a representative of an  experiment' station or agricultural  college, who sees the cows milked,  weighs the milk,.and tcsis same     in  watei   proved j a canvas cistern, and every available i _t lus saved   in  thirlv' yeais   1 2,.'358 .'duplicate with     the Babcock  tester.  lis there    was  ves.������ol was filled. , (lives      from   1,10-1, tc.-ftds     It     has ��������� The correctness of these tests   must  evidently' no water on the island,  O'Connell determined to look elsewhere for it. About a mile lo the  Westward lay 'another small island,  and thither O'Connell determined to  Wake his .way. ' He suggested that  one  of his  mates  should  accompany  inanity,  so strangely, marooned  this inlio'-pitable    islcf. by the  on  ap-  A     wiindctful   beard     'is   worn   by  Jean   Conon.   of   Monilucon.   France.  pe.Vranco of a sail to the southwaiil, , It  ducting them. ,   The sysilem has now  been  adopted by the Guernsey,  Ayrshire, and Jcn"s*ey Associations- of,the  10    feet 10-i   inches in   length, j United States, but in Canada    only  evidently bearing in  the direction of land      nearly ^feet  of     it.   when   lie j the  lIolslein-Fries-ian  breeders" have          ^    the    island.       The     anxious  miners .stands erect,  rost-s on the floor. The i recognized      the importance of      the  iiiin "and "that thov should  take", aii ; gathered tipon the beach and breath-[ends* of h.s moustache hang     below .movement.     They have, recently     cs-  emp'tv cask in tow and bring     buck j lcs-dy     watched      the  Hearing  craft, j his waist. ��������� . itablisheda   "record   of  merit,  ,    111  a. sup'plv of water if anv were found.   Thev        soon discovered        that _    in Great      Iiritain  the yearly  loss : which a cow may be entered only ar-  Four of the men acknovvledgod them-!it   '   was none other     ' than   of wages through iU-hcaith  is about ; ter making     an official test for pro-  folves to  be swimmers,  but not one j D 's     overdue    schooner.        Pre- ! eleven   millions  sterling,   and      it   is 1 duct ion .of butteu-fat-^    Jhc stanoaio  volimicereii      for   the     milo      swim  through  the shark-infested s-ea.  As it     was  more than  one man's ,  work, however, to tow a laden cask,   land.     The miners met him  with  in the uvent of success, lots were til-I storm of inquiries     as to the delay  sently    a    boat   was    lowered.,   and ' estimated that 40 r-er cent, or" those'requires ������ that a two-year-old hcucr  P, '. iiimsolf,   vvith   a crew  of  three i who  start   in   bush ess fail        -March'shall  produce in seven days at   least  men.  was seen  approaching  the     is--*is considered  the slackest rr.or.th for   eight   pounds- of butter-fat,   a three  J business. I year-old   ���������  ! year-old  heifer   ten pounds, a four  cow     eleven      and a half  innately cast. and a man eai led  Gauge set forth vvith O'Connell. The  two  reached  Lho island  without any  but D-  planation  to  offered  none  apparently    had     no ex- .  make���������at any rate he j  i pounds,     and a mature cow thirteen  SOME iJLSFIT NAMES.      ,      | pounds.    This is the highest    stanri-  Vou  must  not-think  t**i  tarkevs ! -������rd' adopted by any asHociafion and  lily for one week, it became neccr-sary, ment      h  SS.  offered,  and immodiately imust yon'think camel's hair bi-a.s'nes |  <o"make periodical visits"to the oth-i went on to make inquiries as to the : are made irom t!-e hair of the* hump-    . _.,��������� ^nrVi  er island.     It  was.  of course      im-1 success  of     their mining operations, j bnc!-ed .qnadruj o*i.   They- are mostly ]      ��������� tu,JJjlu*   -,       "^  he boat vvas laden with provisions, ;made from  tl*..-  bushy hair from   thei    Stunted  cJiickcns  had   bes-t  be  fat-  ive orders to hayo   tails of anilnuls     German silver  Possible for- them to take up their residence there. Not only was one of  their number a non-swimmer. but  'hey had no     means of  transferring  that cut the most  drinking at meals    or eating sweets  in large quantities.  "The person vvho eats slowly never eats too ��������� much. Jf the food ' be  carefully chewed half the amount onor  usually "eats in a hurry will suffice.'  If the food is eaten slowly, it satisfies, whereas large lumps of, rapidly  consumed 'food do .not. .gratify 'the  appetite, but stimulate a  CRAVING 'FOR MORE FOOD.      ',  "Another merit that comes fronil  slow eating is the effect on -the complexion. J*"or one vvho. cats rapidiy  a clear skin is out of the question.  A*muddy, mottled color" is the result  of eating iii" the rapid way that  most persons do nowadays. If a<  person is found who docs eat rapidly and has at the'saine time a Cloarr  skin, it will be found that this* per-/  son usually e.1ts so little that there  is no possibility of indigestion.  "Thore-'are two other advantages  of slow eating which ought to appeal, to everybody's vanity. 1 have  not mentioned more serious discomforts, such as confirmed indigestion,  which is nearly always caused by  this habit and no other. But to  keep from getting too fat and to insure a clear complexion seems to me  a sufficient reward for slow eating,  to make it worth while.  "'Fast eating comes in a large measure from nervousness. The average  man vvho cats in a hurry does- it not  because he is pressed for time, but  because he has something else on  his mind which seems to him more  important.   * The   American   attitude  Faith cure, as a remedy for the ills  desirable to end the trouble of eating as soon as possible and get back  to pleasure or business.  ."But it is a mista.ke to suppose  that' "Americans arc the only fast  eaters. They compare very favorably with tlie Germans. All that one  hears of German slowness and deliberation seems to disappear- at the  table. The Germans cat more  rapidly than 'Americans, and, generally speaking, they eat more, which  is a good reason why they should  try to chew their food. Tho English as a rule cat more slowly than  Americans. But n������ yet we are the'  only nation that advertises a 'quick  lunch.' Others may say that lunch  is good .or cheap. But only here  docs  one boast that it is quick."  and presently he gave* orders to have'tans of aniirinJs    Herman silver   not I u.ftot. and eaten.  these landed. ' only is not silver at'.ill. but if was!   Bon" dust      should    not  be  mixed  'Stop   a minute."'���������said .O'Connell. j invented      in     China  centuries  ago A with  the, poultry  food.  their firearms     and ammunition���������up-  who had  hitherto spoken.     "Do you   and    it is     ,-ni alloy of some of the 1    Ke<.-p every thing  i'.ry  in 'the    poul-  'Mi whicii  thev now largely  depended ! think for a moment, that after      ther | in'onor     mctafs    Porpoise  hirbe      is, try irons" but the drinking vessels.  for subsistence��������� their     tent,  cooking' way   wo   have   been  treated  we     aro: not  made      from     porpoise**}   at  all. 1    jf  t'ie fowls    'are too  fat an  , ex-  nu'iisils.  tools,     etc.     Every Satur- ' going to   remain  here at your  mercy j Cork legs are rmi  made of cork, a,r.d   ^|u.������iV.j   'diet     of     onls  will  reduce  day.  therefore,  a visit was paid     lo'again?"     ' ' ' ' they do  not come from  Cork.     The :__,���������.m,        ,      '  "Waii-r  Island,"  as it camo   to     be >    "You      will      stay  here."   was  thu   willow   true   usually   furnishes      ma-;    T},r���������-    chickens  known,     and     each time th-' voyn-'o t bruin 1      reply,   "until   your  contract   term!   for   Ihem.   UeopuLra'i-   Noodle.* ���������r;t iir,.     usimlly  in  tlie best condi-  was made    low     wei-i* cast  for 'who   has expired."        ��������� ',hl,L     woml.-rfiil      obelisk o'f  Egypt, ,,___,-,,     .  .���������houlil accompany (���������'(,niin,.|l���������for 1 lie '    "���������Thai   I  certainly shall not."  sail , was made 11  thourstntl years      before j    (,(ltli ._n. ,.,,������. producing but- --hotiid  In-iive   "boss"   alwavs  insisted    upon '(.'Council,  ami.  K"i"K  l"'k   l"     the   ('leopiitra   wm* boi 1,;  and  really had , \���������. .,|i,crrmii"i wilh bran (.-,,, ,      ,,  ,        ,,     .,    .     ���������   ,���������  ciiiiiii   be     brought   his   --wag."     "I * nothing  to  do   with  her    Irish  st,������.v '    (-���������>,������,,     iU!(i      ducki' -should  not.  bo I hoi so  up   the Polomnllgoilor s   li.nft,  ,1111 going back  to Sydney, or .it any'is an      Fngl.rJi  dish     I'ms-iui)  blia-,',! pj^,.,- '���������ni j|   they arc done laying.       ; nt the head  of your troops."  rnli* 10   llnsliaiie,  in  that so'icoucr."    the  b'antiful   cobir,   is not   n   s|"*c.i;il ;    p0,|(   ,,Mirs   should   not  be   used    in j    "Well,  ,A(1 |���������,    "ii,,, ���������ii|,.|*  men cm  do   as   product of Prussia,   but  of England.^-,.,, ,'_.,i,t  |,;t||  until  sifted. * velci'ini,  , ihev-liki-" "    , A,lfl  so'  *vo"  SM'-   Wl5 b'c(|'iently find I    ^fvp  the fowhi lmal thy by ssipply-  inul  lipun thi:-  ll , who hnd ovidijut ly ( that      our language has name*-     for';,,.^ "a|.  that their nature demands,     fburd,   rose      in   my  stirrups,      cried  ������ni*<-|iaace  occurred   Ihe men    gained   heen drinking,     called  11  huge negro. ; t hings 1 hat ���������re misfits. j    ^  ���������orr/Kleiice. 'irlt hough  the sight  of tho 1 who was one of the boat's crow, and j  triangular mi  occasionally set    their   ordered      him     to  prevent O'Conin'jl .  ���������    ..���������,.... ,    A   (.  for the " matter of a, ticke.y ��������� s-ix  cent si ��������� or so;1 and in their turn the  gipsies are novv trading these rifles  and guns Willi the* Kaflirs ���������aii'd-otHicr  natives who live on������,the bonders.'  Thus thoy. manage to obtain 'much  money, for ,to-day a Mauser ciinnof  be .bought in* Delagoa Bay, for much  less .than 525, while Mauser carbines  rim to  ���������    ;. A FAK HIGHER FIGURE.     ,  The recent rising of the natives in  German West 'Africa, is yet, another  instance of how our late enemies got  rid of their "shooters." A , roving-  band of marauding Kaffirs have for  some,, time been, terrori'/.ing the farmers of Northern Cape Colony, looting  their farms, and generally doing  much damage. They aie all, armed  with Mauser rifles, and it is'well  known in the Western Colony that,  secreted in the fastnesses of their  country, they, have, several Boer guns  together with pom-poms and Impounders. " Those guns anil rifles  that it vvas possible lo smuggle out  of the country have found resting-  places throughout Europe and America.  . The neat and cleanly homes of  rural France bristle with relics of  the great Boer War.' ��������� Side by side  with a German Schneider , from  Gravelottc stands a Boer Mauser  from Colenso or Storinberg��������� all relics are from Colenso or Stormbcrg.  There on a plush cushion is tho last  clip of five Mauser 'cartridges - that  Francois could not shoot,, and here  is the used Oreusot. shell, now doing  duty rts "��������� dinner-gong���������all pensioned.'  liculty, and yeti i.s 001110111 to, toil for  '  a pound or two a week and preserve  mi'unbroken s-ilenco.    ,  ���������  At, a  certain  seaport  on  the   cant-  coast there lives a grocer vvho could  let'.'his, premises to a  European 'pow������������������-  or at a-rental     of thousands a year  if he chose."    The reason for this* is,  that adjoining'    his cellars are     the  passages '  communicating   ,with   tho'*  mines which control  tho entrance to  the harbor, 'and oven he i.s not   per-,  miffed  to gratify his curiosity,    for  several nets of doors fitted vvith sec-,  ret locks defy the mlrus-ion of    any  unauthorized   individual.'   The    key,  to 'the   mine chamber will probably ,  be found attached''to tho pel-son''   of  amon-commissioned officer of the lo-"  cal  garrison, for such priceless, ��������� sccT  rots arc always "entrusted to reliable-'  non-coms, passing rich on  HALF A CROWN A DAY.. ���������    ;    <  ��������� , 1  Whenever a secret treaty 'in arrang- *  od   between  Great Britain  and,   for-   ,  oign powers'it is, duly "set up" and'  printed by Government printers long-,  before  the public' has any  idea that  .  negotiations are in progrcs������."   These   ���������  printers,   aie'   paid    iio   exorbitant,  wage for  their silence,  though    any  one of Ahem could" sob the heads    of  the 'treaty to a foreign* nation for a   (  small .fortune; and when it is staled  that no      fewer than ' 2o'.i  men'    arc- b  said to havpnhech concerned  in'  the,  production'of'the recent treaty   with.  Japan  the unbroken secrecy nppeara*  tlie more remarkable. ,,   For all that,  stringent precautions 'arc  taken     to,  prevent a leakage,      the,  text, being  broken up     into pieces of, tvyo lines  each;  and one fragment .only    given  to,   every*   compositor."' whilst the  ,  whole -ijAufforwards' pieced   together,  by a f/rusled overseer.     -    As.  "Neverthele'is,   -,'it 'is quite  possible  for any* one of these* individuals     to  turn his position  to account, as was ,  proved ; a few    years     agoUwhcna.  compositor, tried "to secure" copies "of  his comrade's'slips, and boasted that -  *h"ct���������could.selt'.tliis.secret they contained Vto    an''"evening journal   for S2,-.  250.   " ,        ".'-���������_  -   in 0   British battleship  there    are;  said to bo-over 500  secrets'any one  of which'' vvould 'command a fabulous   *  price if put for sale. -  In building tlie   .  srfip ilOO workmen' or  more id'e     en-  ���������  gaged,      to     whom the* majority  of  these    -secrets    arc * perfectly lucid. ���������  But, in spite of the  fact that   their  wages seldom     range above 520     a  week,  for a  piece  of 'sucret mfornin-  tion to   leave a'  dockyard  is nn ' occurrence practically uniheard of.*  The postmaster of a. small village  in Ohio . owns a'secret which many  unscrupulous folk'would pay much",  to,, know. IBs mime is Gustavo  Franck-V and, being an experienced  chemist, he hit upon a method of removing ink stains from used postage  stamps a short time, ago,'and to his  credit be it said that he laid the  discovery before the American ���������Government. Ue was, ottered S.-0.000  for his silence, a bribe which he  stoutly refused oh the ground that  his honesty wns' above price, Uiouglj ,  ho agreed "that a certain portion of  this mini, should be reltlcd- upon ,lus  lucky relatives.  '    f -���������-'  **1  (k  " j.  i4 \  M  a   [JNCLI'VS UNDOING.    *  "L'nvle,"  mi id litlle .Johnny,   "loll  me hovv you charged with youi' war-  I'cisonnil.v conducting the expedition.  There aie probably ns many sharks'  in these waters as anywhere on t.h._*.  trice nf tlie globe, nnd llu.. first fi-w  trips were made in fear and treiiili-  brar.     Bui  as  tune went on   and0 no  said     the bal tie scarred  'I  mounted the fiery ani-  drew  my sword  Irom   its scab-  fti the fowls liave n good range j'Forward   !'   nnd,   ."link      lie  spins;  'ile-p into the quivering flanks of my  ivcrv  little grain fading i.s needed  1    A   chicken   needs   no   feed   for     at ��������� gallant, steed.  VERY ARTFUL OF-MOSES.      ,  A celebrated physician of Vienna  one' day received a telegram from  Oracovv 1 cqi.c.'.ting him to repair  thither -with all basic, as JMosis  Abrahamson vvas -.cry ill, and re-  quiied advice. 'Phis Moses was  known to be one of the richest men  of his ' raee'. The doctor, when had  an.enormous practice and was very  bi.sy at the time,   wired back :  ,"ily fto ��������� will to two ihou.sand  florins." *  A second dis|iatch urged him to  come without delay, but added, lhat  he might surely., do it for  less.  "Not a kreutzcr Ims than two  thousand l.orb.s," vvas the reply  from Vienna, "whereupon a fjmil  tclog-'nin came to hand'directing the  physician  to start at  onto.  It wan in tlie depth of whiter and  bitterly cold, iio that the medical  man was anything but pleased at  the  1 respect of      the  long  journey  dull routine of starvation" rations, ' a look in during - the .tcriminage  the monotony ol their life only j which ensued. O'Connell gavo hun  broken by the weekly trip to Water t he worst, five minutes he bad ever  ���������Maud. Would Hie schooner never ' had in bis life, and till imatoly left  come? A flagpole wns rigged up in, him lyir*{ unconscious in th'- snird*  the   hope    of     coimrtiinical ing  with i Then lb������    victorious O'Connell rii'-h-  wuiie passing; ship,  but,  although    a  ed for the boat,  lo which D had  rail was sometimes w.n 011  the hor-  already       relumed. The     latter.  ���������won no VCM-.C1  ovor caine neair      on-   drav/ing a  revolver, fired point-blank  nt O'Connell's face     But his    hand  There  is  no  index   of character  sure as the voice.���������Disraeli.  weedn.  so   wet grass' or .  While a I'ttlo salt  in  the. food     id  Want 01 care does us more damage   greatly relished  care must  be  taken  than   vv-ant   of   knowledge.���������Franklin. ! not to give too much.  laughing  cheerfulness  throws sun-I    Under-     ordinary     com 1 ion, fifty  light.      on      all   the   paths  of   life.- '< hens i������ as many as .should bo kept mi  ough to see their signals. Ju (ho  meantime. a little work w.is done ���������  Jfini'e with a view to passing the  time than out of regard for lho * interests of the employers who liad nJ1"  "Purcntly so cruelly abandoned thcin  <������n this uninhabited and seldom visited isle.    Four months thus dragged  wearily   vainly endeavored Lo dug lnm off.  awav.     the     men maintaining them-      When f>  recovered consciousness  eclves as best     tkr.y could by .shoot-  ho wus     surly,   but subdued.     f* ind-  _������ng bird" and    collecting eggs     and   ing  that  but Ik* '|aTf-ed "iIio  shook with rage and excitement. itn<l  the bullet fortunately passed  through the flay of the miner's nlourli  hat. But before he could fire again.  O'Connell grasped him b.v the throat  and battered his head against the  aflerthwart,.    while the boat's crow  O'Connell  was absolutely  riiell-fisli. '(irilorplncd to board U'C f.diqoti'j-^ he  One"  Saturday  evening  O'Connell jsulki'ly gave way  and ,-r  man     named    Peters,  having j other men into remaining mi  the 1  *������'ii   ' /(.sticking"  aboul   the    shores , land.  in qucsl   of s|.|,|!-;     I.'pon  the    .nrnvril of tin '.cnnoiier  <'��������� I'.'ituj-c for Uic'af Brlibaiio, O'Coiii-ell  v ,1.- gi>.,,i ii  ������-f "\\.-lor  Island"  fsh,   r'flavd   ih'*ii-  Richter.  Discontent is tho want of self-reliance; it is infirmity,of will.���������Emerson.  The most amiable people arc those  who least wound the self-Jove of  others.���������Briiycro.  Ue who forgets his own fricntis  meanly to follow after those of a  higher degree is a snob.���������Thackeray.  A teacher was recounting to some  children the story of the loss of oar;  of the King's ships, and finished by  felling them thjvt, after hearing of  lis don's ilcath, King Henry never  smiled again. One little girl In the  class, on hearing this*, said :���������  "I'lir '<-. tend ( r. v, I i,f did 1 o do  v. li' :i ll ev 1 ickh d hirn ?"  one room- ��������� ...  While mixing the food for chicks  with milk is all-right care should  be taken not to mako it sloppy    ������r  clammy. . ,  .  ���������  Jt iy always an item In supplying  water to small chicken;) to arrange  it in some way to prevent thorn from  getting into  the pnn.i.  Water and  especially milk  ������n    Uic  bodies of tho chicks causes the feafh  crs   to     rumple and become mnttod  about  the nock and  breast nnd    the  Chicken will not thrive.  BITS OF DATRY WISDOM.  The     fir.vt   great care in the management of the dairy is cleanliness,  f lho   cows      n'-o kept   in  a   filthy  state  lhe milk  will i(i,(iiiniy  b-cim'-  AWKWARD  FOR THE MAID.  The  two      young men  reached   the  door at the wniie  tunc.  "fn  Mr-n WiiJhiiighuiu  in  V"      they  asked.  The'   maid   looked  at  (hem      and  shook her head disconsolately.  "Sh.f'.'i in to wan av ,vo an' out  to tho other," sho said at last ;  "but the two av ye comin' together  lias got mo so tangled I'm blest if  1 know which is wnich. But come  right here, both av ye, an' I'll ask-  her to come down an' pick ye out."  0  The rarest shell in existence is  ono called tho "Cone of the Holy  Mary." 'There is a specimen-in the  Britn'sh Museum, which a few years  ago was valued at SO,000.  The newest    i,and  largest    sailing-  vessel  is  the    i'Treussen," of 8,000  tons.   She is -1.17 feet long,  and  .OB  feet wide,   draws  .'5*1  foot,   and  iS^O-A) square feet of sail.  fore !  As there was no train back to  Vienna that night he vvas perforce  compelled to put up for the night at  an hotel,  Meinwhile the news of the gieat  doctor's arrival spread through the  town, and sick people of every description, both Jews and Christians,  besieged his door. The sight of so  many afflicted persons touched his  compassionate heart, and he freely  gave them the advice they needed.  When he got to the station in the  morning, and was about to step  into the * carriage, a Polish Jcfw  came sidling up to him with a knowing smile on his face, and whispered  in .his car :  ''Moses Abrahamson isn't dead !  He was among those patients whom  you advised for nothing !"  Thi; largest university in any Eng-  ha-s j lish-* peaking      country   is   Harvard,  I which has 5,.">7(i students.  APPKT1TE 'AND AGE. ��������� ���������  Sir Henry Thompson deprecates  increased eating as a means of keeping up the strength of those who  aro advancing in years,- and particularly objects to the repeated and  general use of concentrated forms of  animal nourbhrocnt ft r the. aged.  Ovor nourishment in old age is apt  to lead to pains and aches due to  the impairment of excretion, and a  long protracted course "of overfeeding will end in an attack of gout.  Even urtilitial 'teeth are not to be  considered nn unmixed blessing, for  by a provision of nature tho,tooth  begin to decay and become u.'C.ess  just when- the system begins to  thrive without mucii animal lood of  coaisc fiber. Indigestion, says Henry  Thompson, is mostly not a disease,  but 1111 admonition." "It is the language of the stomach, and is mostly an. unknown tongue to those who  are addre.sf-cd." It menus .that the  indi\idua!"hus not yet found his appropriate die-L. ���������".Iheie is no food  whatever which i.s ��������� wholc'-'omc In it-  sell'; Hint food only is wholesome,  which is ho to the individual."  ONLY AFTER  A   GOOD  MEAL.  A number of ladies began Lo discuss'the virtues of their respective  husbands, when ever}/ othei- topic  vvas worn threadbare    -  "My husband," said one, "never  drinks and nuvci: sweats��������� indeed, he  has  no bad habits."  "Does he ever smoke ?" someone  asked.  "Ycf", he likes a cigar just after he  has eaten a good meal. But 1 suppose on an average he doesn't smoke  more than once a week."  Somc of her friends laughed, but  she didn't seem to understand. ���������  Maiid (who has answered the door  bell herself)���������"George, you must not  corn's into this house to-night, If  you love me, darling, fly at once,  and do not let my father discover  your -presence" George (tragically)  ���������"Oh, Maud, my darling, ! AVhat  serpent has cnter������d our Eden to  wreck our happiness ? Speak, girl,  speak !" Maud (tearfully)���������"Father  has just come home with the gas  bill."  Jinks���������"Most things that' are  bought go to the buyer." Jenksi���������  "Yes, all except ccftl; that goes to  the cellar."  ���������A  M  <1  /*w+yt*^r/'-"1'


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