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The Moyie Leader Apr 15, 1899

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 *--*��-~-~'�����i7irmMiraMM���MI!M  .,$0L..2,N0,h  MOYIE,  B. G.s APBIL 15, 181)9,  ggA YJEAK  ;f^#JA^fIDEAL TOW-NSXTE For Business!, and ,;  'V-'J^J:,,:f'' Pleasures as a Itostflentjal Locality ^  Unequalled, , \  '      "vv*   ("' i  ������  ���-'^fAiv  ^,'#V' .  Situated on Movie Lake. J^xcellduL' Fisli-'  ���ing, Boating, Bathing and, Shooting. . .  .BACKED - BY PAY  BOILS.,  HER MAJESTY'S BIBTHDAY  Moyie   Willi Celebrate  This Year.  ARRANGEMENTS SOON BE MADE  C(ilf*I��rji(i<>]'    will   lie in To-wn Tills   Venr  Instead of at ;��� J>istanc�� as wa.s  Homo Last Tear.       '  ,'/,AKl,v'' ,    Mines all within an hour's walk.    Good water,  V_TO:'-'. ��    sl"Pply-    Exceptional drainage I facilities. Has  i n"\ ,J"    ' ii i  ������'"������ $[%'''''������' the best prospects. fr  'TM^The Busiest and Most Talked of Town.in  Moyie has fully 'decided to'celebrate the 24tb of May: ' The majority  seem to be in favor of celebrating in  the town, this year, instead^'of a distance from'"-he*town 'is was done last  year. They contend that, the money  and labor which will of necessity be  expended in the clearing cf grounds  should bo expended in the town  towards clearing streets, thus accomplishing a double purpose, with which  the LkamtIv is heartily in accord.  M4HM0TH   RETAIL   EMPORIUM.  HARDWARE,  <3KROCEK,IES,  PRODUCE.  &ZJ^zhL^&>lste2to i5_A_ftjC-- _&*_������*?�� syy <>-> _fc-s$"2  4  1  ���j  ALL fZiSPB  Oi,1  ,��� DONE ���  TIM ROOFING A SPECIALTY.  fr   CLOTHING,  I  Gents' Furnishings,  fr   BOOTS and SHOES.  J^r-zji z^7^-2^^-^XT^s^s-?^^^*r^r^^^s-^  -PROPRIETORS   OF-  EAST KOOTENAY.,  G.  CAMPBELL, (Vloyie City,   B. C.  "  ,     .      ',   - A  4!*.j!��.j!S*.s<C.M*'.xP.j*'-^r'^'^,,-j*'.ji*'.j0''.s0'. ^.jP.^sr /r"-&Zl  r^B^^&t.   ,��� rgo�� ja��- -wm. jw> jggy ��� ���� j^��^3��Sm, .-"aa. ��*tt" -*n&.-cod-������^^''^^-''--c"'*  >*k- >*.���>���_��� >��k*>(_'>>k-">v..~��>k''^.- "V*.- "*W "��*>.��� '��*.���>��.���  "Ms.-'^-Ha.-^io.-  v*  �����"���   :.*"v*ryvr"Zvs *$s~z$y '���*#-" ^ ^--""v3- Zy^vS ,,>r-z^; ^s-/^r-/,j=-7^r zjs-z^s-zjs-zjs- /-.ji.-.^- 2^-2^5-4:  '-  k*:.".^- ; JJ  The , only  house, iu   East Kootenay    '���  '   '^V   .. ,~ ;  f". &"? }V:C  V-$Y7?V  ttSMOPOUTAN  ^feffOXELc  .  heated throughout with hotair. ���'"  '      '   . '    ��� *  Fjrsi class in   every  respect.    Special   j"  rai,es in boarders:    Good sample  room    n  for commercial men. 7-1  European plan.    Open dav and night.    J  . -     ,     ' - '   '      ��� 1.  r1  I  SMAI.Iw\V57lM USCrHA.VK. Props.  ft  CRANBROOK, - -  B. C. !*��  ������������': '4  v*'��i"S",W,,'w>**v ���"���-_���>  Ay      _   _^>_;>g;  >fc.. ^'. -v^.. ^t- -Xfc. ��� -x^.. >^..  -to  The JTouse.ls jKrjuipped in First Class Stylo  Tliroughont. hurgc nnd 'Commodious Dluiug  ���.Room. Best Brands of Wiuos, Uquors mid  Clfra--: can he liad at the J?nr.  Headquarters for Commencial and  Mining Men.  ,/v  . QUEKN   AVENUE,  .MOVIE  CITY, 15. C.  lljis Paid for "Bad Sarul."  The average railroad official, from  the president down to the section boss,  is thoroughly conversant with.1- the  work that comes in his department,  but the following incident shows that  even the higher officials make mistakes.  Several months ago a Kansas City,  Mo., company bought a carload of  crushed ore in Mexico. Advices  wero duly received that the ore liad  been ghipped���20 tons of it. Weeks  passed and the ore did not come. The  smelting company politely asked the  local agent of the railroad company  when the ore'would arrive. The local  agent said he had ne\;er heard of it.  The smelting company thp.ii appealed  to-the general agent of the toad.' ,,The  general agent gave it up. Along thu  line the question was passed until it  reached an ofl'ci:il wliu started ' out' a  tracer for the carload of ore.   ,  A carload of crushed ort   looks   lfke  a lot of coarse   yellow  sand,   and   this  parlicular carload had   been   knocked  about  and  disrespected   as   a   car  of  common sand should   be.    When   the  oriicials weie notified thai,   (he   chaser  h.ui chased the   e.-ir  onto   the   rnasf'-r  niachanic's track    they   sent    him . a  note asking him about the  disposition  uf the   car,   giving  its  mimbei.    The  master mechanic  turned  it over  and  endorsed it on   the   back:    "The  car  contained   a   bad     quality' of   sand.  Some of it I used in the sand   boxes pf  the engines, but it was not serviceable,  so I had it scattered along the right of  way."    The,railroad paid .the  smelter  compauy iflSO   a   ton   for   the ''bad  sand."  STRICTLY F1EST CLASS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS.  Oox��- *t7"tctc?irla StP sl_txc3. Moyie _��_.-\re-.  7MOT*rX:E3   CITY.  LOCAL   NEWS.  Scott  week'.  Morrell   was   in   town    this  Assessment work is being done on a  number of the claims comprising the  Lake Shore group.  Joseph Shae and ' S. W. Murphy  have been dqwn with the grippe for  several days past.  1 W., A. Hamilton  and   Chas. Farrell  were up to   the   Society   Girl claim,  back of' the   St.   Eu'gent,   last Thursday.                                   1 ,  Karl JMeitzel and 0. J. Johnson are  doing development work on the Mountain Goat, mineral claim adjoining  to\yn.  Fishing in the narrows between the  upper and.lower Moyie lakes is  being  quite frequently indulged by the  local  sports, and some splendid catches are  Bad Condition's Seem to ll.yist.  Complaints have been frequently  made at this ofiice of late by the merchants of Moyie on account of the  almost indiscriminate purchasing of  goods on the outside by the hotel  keepers and residents, of the town  generally. Tlie merchants sa}- they  can furnish goods to the people as  cheap, if not -cheaper, than they can  be brought in from the outside for  'with freight added, but that notwithstanding this lyrge orders are continually being given to outside con-  cerns.     They   cile   instances    where  1 *   t ,  they were not even given a chance to  figuj-e on orders for goods, thus being  deprived of the opportunity of competing with the outside merchants.  Some of the residents of the town  were approached on tlie subject. They .  ���aver that the; would much prefer to  deal with tbe home merchants, but  put tip the argument that they are  often unable to secure   the   goods   in  GENERAL N��WS, NOTES.  W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr., and ��� Miss  Virginia Fair were married in New  York last Week. -     '    ���  , An interior paper remarks that it is  now against the law' to thaw dyjia-  tnlte within 150 feet of the mouth of  a tunnel. It adds that some of the  Slocan mines will have to thaw irr  b/3'Uoons.  South Bend Journal: ' Why should  not the United States take ' the lead in  the world's affairs. She's strong as  "Sampson," "Schley", as a fox* full ,of  ���"Meruit" and can walk "Miles."  What more "Dewey" want?  being made. ,  The men working in the   upraise  of J Movie they desire, end are,  therefore,  --*��l'^>'V'V*>��l.*>w'><l��1>��.*>l|.'>6v*'V*N��.'><*��  S. A. SCOTT, Prop.  This hotoris'iiow open loathe public, and is well furn-  i.-hed^througlioiH.,:; None but the best brandy,of wines,  liquora aiid cigars kept in stock. ���..     .....        .7  Tlio Kails .in tlio Crow's Xest Koad.  Sir William Van Home, president  of the C. F: R.. was asked recently if  he- had read the Rossland Miner's  charges regarding the use of old rails  on the Crow's Nest Pass road. Sir  William's reply was as follows:  "When tho Crow's Nest line is fully  completed, it will be just as good  as the best sections of the main  line; but wc have learned hotter than  to put our heaviest rails on new earthworks, where they would be damaged  during construction and early operation. On a great part oi the Crow's  Nest hue, the heaviest rads are already  laid, and the rest will follow' in due  course,'as soon as wc deem it wise to  put them down." V ' ���  FIRST CLASS ACCOMMOT}  ,TI(fX8.  MOYIE CAY, B.  rC  ��&&^$m^$$$$&$$&-$^  Oil  to  to  to  to  to  to  to  $  to  to  to  to  tv  ��  '���>  "!>  to  to  to  ��i>  7  to  G.   CAMPBELL,   A.  T. CLARK.-'-. <  This Hotel is New 1 and well Furnished. ;The  Tables are Supplied with the Best the  Market aifords. The Bar is Filled with  .theBest 'Brands of Liquors and Cigars.  'ty  ���(;  \\>  ' w  '��;���  �����/���  '!/  vt/  ��� ��>  "1/  \��>  '!>  "���>  ii)  to  /ft nroyijK citv,  "ft  HEADQUARTERS  FOR COMMERCIAL  AND MINING MEN.  ���        --    .   ���      ���.���       ���       jmix-isfi eonrjui-iA.  Siicci-il   Jtivlitiou o. tlio^.K-iotciift}' 'ittiii.iug-  Stniidfird. 7  A special edition   of   the   Kootenay  Mining Standard  of Rossland will appear  about   tlie   iirst   of  July.    The  i pages of the edition will   contain   over  over    one' hundred   handsome   halftone views of  the   principal   mines of  the Kootenay and Boundary  districts,  also a complete and1 authentic   write-  up of  same.    Engravings   of  all   the  leading    cities,,  including   Rossland,  Trail, Nelson, Kaslo",  Santbn,   Greenwood, Grand Forks- Fort Steele,  Rev-  clstoke, Siivt-i'Wii-   New   Denver,  Na-  kusp,   . OitsCjidv!,    Whitewater,    Oran-  brook, iVloyie, Yutir, Ainsworth, Trout  Lake, Erie,   Salino,  McGiiigan- Cody,  Three Forks, Slocan City, and  several  the Lake Shore mine reached the surface Thursday. Another upraise will  toon be started close to the face.ot the  tunnel, about 150 feet from the  mouth. - The owners will ship another  carload of ure next week.  Prentice Adams was in Cranbrook  yesterday.  A. P. Bremner returned from Fernie  this morning.  Mrs. Philip Conrad has been quite  ill for several days.  Chas. KauJTman, J. M. Lindsay and  S, A, Scott were iu Cranbrook this  week.  J." Mills and Bob Kenzie are doing-  assessment work on their claims on  _Uill River.  McMahon Bros, have purchased a  carload of mixed vegetables, which are  now on sale at, their store.  II. Reineman, ex-proprietor of the  Hotel Y(.-no*-ta, Fort Steele, is in  Moyie looking for a location.  McMahon Bros, received a stock of  ready made clothing of the very latest  styles and patterns tin's week. Call  and examine goods for yourself and  get prices.  Robt. Kenzie returned from the  Republic camp this week to look after  his interests in Moyie. He says that  Republic is quite dull, and that there  are a large number of- idle men. W.  H. Murphy, at ono time emplo3red as  clerk in McMahon Bro's. store, is  holding a similar position in Republic, and Peter Lynch, ex-foreman of  the St. Eugene mine, is superintending the installing of some iniuing machinery near the town. .7  corneplled to deal on the outside  They also gay that the prices of the  Movie firms are far in excess of those  charged by outside firms.  It is not for the   Leader   to judge  who is to blame.    Ifjthe story  of the  merchants is true,Jo is, a bad  state  of  affairs' and there is^uudoubtedly something   radically  wrong.      Surely   the  residents of Moyie  would   rather   deal  with their home merchants, even   at a  slight advance in price,   than abroadp  Tney surely,realize the importance  of  keeping the money in their own town,  and thereby assist in   fostering  home  enterprise.    The  home   merchant   is  the man who bears his share  of  local  burdens,   who   contributs   time   and  money lo -town   enterprises,   who   by  his voice and actious  assists  the  progress   of   the   cojLinlry,   and    thereby  benefits   everyone   in   the  place,   di-  recth' or iiulirpctly.    He  is   the   man  who should receive   the   patronage of-  the   citizens   of   his   town  whenever  practicable.  Tracklaying on" the Robspn-Pentic-  ton road has reached a point 22 miles  west of Robson and will be pushed  more rapidly as soon as the snow dis-.  appears. The engineers expect to  have the rails laid to Midway early in  June,  Robt. J. Burdefcte, the humorist,  and-Mrs. Clara B. Baker, were married the other day at Pasadena, Cal.  Mr. ancl Mrs. Burdette will make their  future home in Pasadena, where Mr.  Burdette will fill the pulpit of the  first presbyterian church. This is Mr.  Burdette's second marriage.  A Joplin, Mo., paper says a woman  preacher at that place recently stopped  in the middle of a discourse and. picking up a bible, said she was going to  throw it at the man who was unfaithful to his wife. As she swung her  arm forward every man in the church  but one ducked under- his seat. After  giving the man who stood the threat  without flinching a good puff, as the  newspaper terms it, the preacher  learned that he was a deaf mute,  ��>  other   smaller  .'">  camps, ' will   also   bo  to6GGGa��&&d&^&&&&$G$$eeGeG^GGG*^GG^^GG$$GGG&G.eeG&i& I shown  I herein  A Jueat Structure.  Al Stevenson's residence in the  Lake Shore addition is well under  way and the foundation and. walls "are  already completed. The building  when finished will be one of the neatest and most substantial in Moyie.  niotul Quot.iitio.it-. ]  New York, April 12.���Bar silver  oDfcoenls. Lead, $4.27.1- @ 4.32-i. The  firm that fixes the selling price for  miners and smelters quotes lead at  $-1.10 at the close.  Hoard of Trade fleeting*.  A meeting of the Moyie Board of  Trade was held last Tuesday evening.  After some business relative to the  welfare of the town was discussed, 11  letter was read by tlie secretary* which  was.received-.-from.the Rossland Board  of Trade suggesting, a,'joint meeting of the boards of trade of East and  West Kootenay and the Boundary  Creek district in the near future, and  asking for suggestions from the Moyie  board as to place and time of meeting,  etc. The secretary was'��� instructed to  write to the Rossland��� Board of Trade  approving cf the suggestion aud  recommending: (1) that Nelson be  selected as the place of the iirst  meeting; (2) that the date ol the  meeting be some time during the  early part of the summer; (3) that the  subjects for discussion be any matters  ii flee ling the interests of the people of  the districts represented.  Some regulations and by-laws' submitted by W. ll. Shira were.read and  approved/after which the meeting adjourned.  The ice ou Moyie lake is still quite  solid and safe for travel.  Nelson Tribune: Judge Foriu is  circulating a petition praying the  powers that he to lemovo the houses  of joy from their location to some  other location that would be equally  aunoying to some one else. When  Judge Forin built his magnificent residence that overlooks these houses he  did so with his eyes wide open. They  were there before he even thought of  removing from the banks of: the  Fraser to .the classic shades of the  biuffat the head of Baker street. :  A decision has been rendered by  Judge Peabody in the St. Louis police  court that under certain conditions a  husband has tho right to beat his  wife. This case was a man charged  with beating his wife because she  would not agree with him in the man-,  agement of the children. Judge . Pea-  body said in passing judgment;  "There are times when a wife irritates-  her husband to such an extent that  he cannot control himself and usea  his hand or fist. As long as no serious  harm is done I do not believe in punish meat."  ���  Chas. Farrell and1 Wm. Lawson  will leave Monday for th e Goody  claim, between the Sullivan aud  North Star miuesj to do assessment  work.  $&  1-  "S'.'rs!  -?*> shows  montt  two-cc*  been i  the se  The  accoui  prove i  ad van  '-Jo/Go;  seven '  was i  Engla  S-t:-J3,(  Lor  lerter  openii  has b  respor.  office,  zci.te  ])i'omi  dially  but b\  clearl  lar^e  Lot  to the  and s.  snni r  Tin  Benin  a cap  I\L P.  oi tQs  Wesfci  share!  have  whic!  ieut t  noxio  from  reach  stear  from  . Ffcelf  the ['  brew!-.  iubf  on tl  catet;  are $  CHAPTER   I. '  THK    CILI3IT*:.  "It's rnv opinion thev won't catch  him. Marvel's- no fool if ho is hotheaded, and lie knows enough to keep  uiidei* cover, now that the'y are after  him." -���  "That's all riaht, loverly, and. as  you -say, 1 sruess Marvel can hide  away well enough. Hut what 1 want  io Know is, what's he- sot to hide for ?  fii- ain't done nothing as I can see  'cept to fire off his pistol when he was  mad  a.s   thunder."  "And right he was. too," paid an-,,  other lounger in the saloon where this  conversation occurred. "' I sav any  "mail of trrit -would have done the name.  Why, didn't the old man try to dss-  jjraee him riffht before his sweetheart  ancl a lot of girls ?"  " Well, anvway." said the storekeeper, removing his pipe to speak,  " smart or fool, 1 guess they'll get liim.  I hear as how the squire is terrible cut  up about this thing, and he's sent down  to Boston  for a regular detective."  '" The squire's sent to Boston for a  detective V", said Kverlv. " I wouldn't  have believed that the squire would do  such a thing. To wet a spy on the  track of one of his neighbours ! Why,  it's discraceful."  Over in a, corner, on chairs drawn  up close to the stove, sat two strangers. They had arrived in Leo that  morning, and after taWng drinks at  this, the only tavern in the town, had  apparently set about . getting,, warm.  Tlie elder of the two here -ventured a  remark.  '" Gentlemen," said he, " if you'll  pardon the curiosity*of B. stranger, I'd  like to ask you what crime this young  man has committed ?"  A pause followed, while the strangers  became the ob.ect of a close scrutiny  by Rll present. Finally, Will- ICverly  stepped forward, and. looking his Interrogator steadily in the face,' said :  " I am WH1 Kverly, Walter Marvels  friend. Before I answer any of your  questions, I must .know- who you are  and why you wish to know this story."  " Tour talk Rxoused mv curiosity,"  said the -stranger.  " Will you deny that you are a detective ?" Everly eyed his man closely, but not a sign indicated that the  question had caused surprise. He was  disappointed, for he had expected him  to be disconcerted. The reply was  simple :  " I shall not deny it, for I never lie."  He handed loverly a card upon which  "was neatly engraved, " John Barnes,  Detective, Boston."  After reading' it, conciliated by the  detective's   honesty.   loverly  said',:  " I thank you for your candour. T  suspected you, for ' we seldom have  strangers in Lee. r As I am Marvel's  friend, and as you have come hero to  make trouble for him, you will pardon  me if I give you no information which  will  be of use to   you."  " No need, young man. We'll get  along well enough without you."  ."fivorly .recognized the voice of Squire  Olriey, who had just entered, and he  ���turned away. The squire shook Mr.  "Barnes cordially by the hand; saying :  " You are Mr. Barnes, the man K<mt  down by the Pilkingtons, T presume ?  I am glad you are so punctual. I expected to find you horn., as T-received  a despatch from your chief last night.  As soon as you are ready I shall take  you up to Mr. Lewis' house, for it is  in connection with' his affair that I  sent for you."  " I am ready to go with you at once,"  Raid Mr. Barnes, in an undertone,  " but first let me introduce to you my  - friend. Mr. Burrows. He is a young  man in whom the chief is interested,  and he works with the older men that  he may acquire experience. fie is' a  beginner, but he is shrewd ancl promises to become a first-class detective."  Burrows arose, and the squire shook  hands with him, whereupon the three  -men exchanged a few words in an undertone. Meanwhile another stranger  appeared upon the scene. This was  a man dressed in the garb of a sailor.  He ordered a hot drink, i'or which he  paid in advance. Then he asked one  or two questions, whereupon the storekeeper called'out :  " I say, squire ! Here's a man you  may as  well see."  Thus summoned, the squire left the  detectives and approached the newcomer.  " Well, my man," he asked, " what  -can I do for you ?"  " My name is John Lewis," was *ht  reply. " I have been at sea for several years, but have at last reached  home again, or rather J should s-ay  my father's home, for this is mv first  visit to Lee. 1 was asking lo be directed to mv father's house when (his  gentleman told me that you were about  tu go there and might be willing to  take me with vou."  " I shall be delighted to do so," said  the squire, offering his hand to Lewis  in cordial recognition. " I have often  heard your father speak of you, and  as I know that he loves you and longs  for vour return it will be a pleasure  to me  to restore his r.on  to him."  " You can't think how your words  gladden me." said Lewis, apparently  overcome bv emotion. " I ran away  from home when I was a youngster,  and now that 1 have come back it is  good news to hear that a welcome  Cwaits me."  "Welcome? res, indeed. Your father 'has often said to me that he  ���would cheerfully forgive your foolish  escapade if youwould but.return.'But"  come. We must ��� start at once. ...I  have business of importance with your  father this morning, ancl I am taking  a 'detective with, rno to   his house."  "A detective !" exclaimed Lewis. He  seemed startled.' and Tom Burrows,  ���who'was watching him. noted that he  glanced hurriedly, around- the 'room,'  his eyes resting finally upon Mr.  Barnes and himself. '     '      ��� .  " Oh, you need not be ala-med !" said  the- squire, observing his agitation.  " It is in your father's interest that.  .T have brought a detective from Boston. I will explain as We go along."  "You must excuse mv being  startled," said Lewis, " but it rather  astounded me to hear that you were  taking a detective to mv father's  house. At the instant the absurd but  horrible idea entered my brain that  you meant  to arrest him."   .  Tom Burrows thought It a significant.  fact  that at  the mention  of  the word  " detective,"   Lewis'   eye   should   have  u_ht  the very men wl*o were detec  tives. Vhlen he imparted this suspicion 'to Mr. Barnes,, the latter suggested'that possibly Lewis had seen them  .l-efore. and that their faces attracted  Vim because he partly recognized  them. Kubfqucntly he learned 'that  L-wis'had seen them that same morn-  ii.g on tlie lraii>, hut had reached L'.-e  after them, hi-ouuso he had. walked  fn m Newmarkjt, while thc-y had taken  the sta:ru.  Without further conversation the  four men started on t.l-eir way toward  lhe home of John Lewis. As they  v a'ked tlie , .'���quire .enlightened them  nidi the affair which had necessitated  the jirespnoo- of c. detective.  "This business," A�� began, ".is particularly unpleasant because the best  pre. pie in tlu- town are mixed up in  il. ��� John L-=>wis came , to lee tiCtoen  J ears ago, bringing with him a littie  girl, then about six years of age. Virginia she is named, though her in-  iimau-s' call her Virgie. We knew  rothirg of Lewis, but he appeared to  have money, 'for he bought Itiverside  arm, on which he has lived -ev-r  tuiee. He made friends rapidly as the  townspeople came to know him, and  he was reckoned an acquisition. The  g.rl was not' his own child, he explained, but an adopted one, the  daughter of his sister, who had died.o  lit; mentlon-.'d having a son "���the  squire here addressed Lewis���'" but we  never saw you.    How was' that ?"  I" When my father came ,to Lee." replied Lewis, " he left' me at a military  academy in New York, but I chafed  under the restraint, and one day very  foolishly ran away and shipped for.a  voyage ��to China." '    -     ,     ���  " Ah '   That explains matters. About  five years after Le\vis settled here the  Marvels  came.      At   first   it   was   only,  for   the   summer   months,   but. finally  they   bought  a place,   and  since  then  have been  permanent residents.   . Naturally young Walter Marvel���an only,  son���met Virgie, and,from boyhood he  has been attached  to her.     But while  she has not rejected his attentions, she  has never acted so that anyone,  even  her   most   intimate   friends,   could   he  sure  that  she loved  him. 0  There  are  two others connected with what I am  about to tell you���Alice Marvel. Walter's sister, and Harry Lucas, Walter's  friend, currently supposed to be in love  with Alice, though tnere are some who  claim  that were it not for the friend-  slip between, him and Walter.  Lucas  wculd   court    Miss      Lewis      himself.  That is probably only gossip. However,  these   four    young    people 0 are     fasc  fr.'tnds.  "They are constantly together and  are partners in many, enterprises of a  social or charitable nature. Another  fact' which has a not unimportant  bearing upon the subsequent events is  that all four of the'se young people  ���are expert shots with a pistol. Some  two or three years ago a circus appeared in this ne-ghbourhood, the star  attraction of which was a young girl  who was wonderfully clever with a  pistol. Virgie declared that she, too,  could learn to shoot,' and the result,  was that pistols were bought, and, I  may say, a sort of shooting club was  formed, though only these four were  members. ,���  "' Recently Virgie attained her ma-  jcrity and arranged to celebrate it  with a festival fur 'all of her friends.  As it was during the nutting season  the guests were invited to come for  me clay, the many nut trees near the  river banks promising occupation to  those who cared for that sort of  amusement, while tennis nets and croquet were set upon the lawn. In addition it 'was announced that there  would be a shooting match in which  all  could take  part.  " All went merrily during the morning, and a sumptuous" dinner, served  upon tables in the open air, had been  enjoyed by all, after which the party  dispersed 'about the farm in small  groups. 1 was sitting on a bench  chatting with Lewis when Virgie and  Walter Marvel approached. The latter asked permission to speak to Lewis  privately, and I therefore walked a little way from them with Virgie. At  the time I had no idea of Marvel's object in seeking the interview with  Lewis   and   was    startled   a  few  mo-  i  l  A cl-cUciivt1!" exclaimed Lcivte.  ments later to hear them talking in  angry, tonus; but .that you, may bettert  understand the affair I' will relate just  what-, occurred/ as it was told to me  afterward   \;v   Lewis  himself. ',::  "If appears; .tbat the shooting match  that day had a'^rcater'prize at stake  than'the trophy whioh had been offered. Marvel had ' asked Virgie to be  his wife and begged permission to  speak to her adopted father. "With a  smile and womanlike/desiring to Keep  him in suspense as long as possible,  her reply had been,, 'Beat me at the  target, and you may speak to father'.  This he had accomplished, though by  only a single point, and it was to asic  for the' hand Of Virgie that he had impatiently sought the private conversation with Lewis. Lewis confessed  to me that he had not-suspected that  there was anv attachment' between  them, and he was therefore surprised  by Marvel's request, He asked  whether Virgie had given her consent,  and receiving the affirmative reply, after a moment's hesitaticvn he informed  Marvel that he would not sanction his  suit. Marvel ot* course urged his  cause, and Lewis made some angry  remarks,. w:hich at last were loud enough to attract my attention. Virgie  and  I   then went quickly  toward   the>  two men, and others did the sain*-", so  that when tiie lmaie earn" there was  quite a crowd of people about us. As  we approached, Marvel said, hotly:���  " ' Virgie, Mr. Lewis refuses his consent, and will not give his, reasons.'.  " ��� Why do you object, uncle '.'" asked Virgie. Slie strongly emphasized  the word 'uncle,' a title 'by which siie  hud never addressed hiin before. This  incident will give you an insight into  that girl's chat aeter���cool, self-pos-  frsspcl and withal wilful, and determined, though by wilful .1 do not mean  that she is unrestrained hy reason, but  rather that once having formed a project she v, ill carry it Into effect at any  cost. For a moment Lewis seemed  staggered by her words, but hp quickly leoovered himseli .*.nd replied :---  " ��� Because 1 will not allow my  ���Slighter to marry into a family of  ���jVDlbirds.'  :- ��� What do you moan by that ?' fairly screamed Walter, trembling with  b.'v.'-'.'ly suppressed an_er.  , " ' What do 1 mean ?' retorted Lewis,  sj caking rapidly, and as though ac-  tut'teU by intense hatred. "1 mean  ihat your uncle, the man whese vile  name you bear, is a convict, and that  he caused the death of an innocent  gill.'  , - With 'a wild cry of rase Marvel  drew his pistol, which he. had reloaded after the shooting match, and fired  at Lewis. The sequence of events had  been ��� "so startling and so rapid that  none of us made a move to save Lewis  o.\<.ept Virgie, who exhibited her usual  presence of, mind. With a quick un-  wanl motion of her hand she diverted  her lover's aim. so that the ball went  into the air. Having thus saved the  life of her adopted father, she turned  to Marvel and said the singlOr word  ' ("Io.' Walter looked at her a moment  with despair upon his,face; then, as  she made no answer to his mute np-  peal. he threw his weapon from him  and rushed from the place, threatening  Lewi;-* with his vengeance.  "He had scarcely departed when  Lucas pushed through the surrouiviing  circle and upbraided Lewis for what  had occurred. Lewis, by this time Jjo-  side himself with rage, ordered Lucas  to leave the premises, and threatened  to Pet his dog-upon him if he would  not do so, or if he ever should return.  Lucas muttered 5>ome threatening  words, but prepared -to leave, whereupon Alice Marvel pressed forward  and said :��� ''  " ' You are a coward to have insulted  two gentlemen while they were your  guests.'' I almost feel that I could kill  you myself.' -     ��� .   ' ���  ., ".Alice is' usually , a. quiet girl, but  she is somewhat hysterical", and as the  two men were the one her brother  and the other her sweetheart,-she was  much overwrought. She and Lucas  left simultaneously. Then Virgil,,still  maintaining'her dignity^ said :���"  "' Since mv uncle has acted so  churlishly to three of my guests, I advise the rest of my friends to'retire,  lest he should.humiliate us further.'  "That she sooke of him as uncle  maddened Lewis, and he retorted,  angrily1-:���  '"'Go. all' of you, hut'���picking up  Man/el's pistol���' 1 call you all to witness that this is Walter Marvel's weapon, and that' 'with it he attempted to  take  mv life.'"�� ,    '���  The squire paused a moment, and  then  resrnied :���  " I was an eve-witnesc of this scene,  and Jcassure you that I have not exaggerated it in the least. On the following, dav Lewis applied to me" to  procure a warrant for him. As I ,was  once a' justice of the peace he knew  that I understood such, matters. , I  tried to, dissuade him from his purpose, but he .was determined to havo  Marvel arrested for assault with Intent to kill. He procured the warrant, but thus far Marvel has kept  cut of the waV. After several more  u: successful attempts to persuade  Lewis to abandon his object I wars  obliged to give up the task. Then  the continued absence of young Marvel began to wori-y 'me, and T feared that he might return and kill Lewis.  Therefore I have decided that it will  be best to find him before anv such  calamity can occur, this as much for  his sake'as for the safety of Lewis.  So I have sent for you, Mr. Barnes,  taking a step of which Lewis is ignorant. And now may I ask you what  in ycur judgment will he the chance  of apprehending Marvel ?"  "Oh," said Mr. Barnes, "there will  be no difficulty in finding him. I do  not think he is hiding from the law.  If, at all, it is from the disgrace which  he fancies that Mr. Lewis has cast  upon him. But if he teally loves Miss  Lewis, the thing is simple. We" have'  but to watch her. He is sure to seek  an   interview  sooner or later."   "  "There," 'aid ihc squire, admiringly; "f-ee how quickly* you get at it. I  should never have thought of such a  mode of proceeding. " You are right,  too, as to your first conjecture. Marvel is high-snirited, and 1 should n-jt  be sm prised if he srurrc-nders as soon  a.s he learns that he is wanted. That  is why 1 have been worried by his disappearance. But here we are at the  farm."  The house was an elegant frame  building of the Queen "Anne style of  architecture. <-The grounds were ai  the south side of'the road, eo that the  dwelling faced the north. It was recessed about fifty feet from a picker,  fci ce, and the party entered through a  nc-at, painted gate, a brick-paved walk  leading them up to the mala door.  This was standing invitingly opev..  S.'iiirc OInf>y seemed entirely at h<--m<\  for In- led the way straight in , without the forn allty of using the" great  In-iiss lion's paw, which served as a  knocker. This bold entry was not  <"!��� '. tim-d tn go un resented, howevi-r,  f< r a huyo mastiff appeared, enmi-'g  fn in :m inner mom, and growled  ominously. At a word from the*��qui'-e  the dog assumed a h'ss hostile demean-  or. air! pn-wl'-d about '.he nar-y. snif-  fin.e at their p.-rsons as though to make  their aequ'.intance. When he reached Lewis, who was the lost to enter,  he raised himself up on his hind logs,  and. planting, his forepaws on his  r-oast, tried, to lick him on the face.  Lewis resented the aniinal's familiarity, and seemed much annoyed as Vie  hi usquely rushed him down .with an  exclamation of impatience.,   ;  "Why, Mr. Lewis," said the squire,  v". the dog acts as though he knows you.  Can. it .be'possible that he. remember;?  you ? I know that your father brought  him here when he- first came,', iiul: that  is years ago, and he was,a mere puppy, then.": .-������'.  !*����� remember him well enough nowv  but I doubt if his recollection spans  the interval between now and the time  when I gave him bread and milk in  lii's :puppy days. I receive that kind  of attention from nearly all dogs.  Some of the fiercest have) favoured me  at sight. Once at a bench show im  London I bet that I could pat the  head of any dog there. I won the wager, though the animal selected was a  ferocious-looking bulldog.-over whose  kennel, was conspicuously -displayed'  the Warning 'placard : 'Dangerous. Do,  not' handle.' They say that a dog  knows a friend instinctively, and I am  certainly a friend of the canine sp>:-  o.Ies. ranking dogs, next to human beings. But let Us seek my father. I am  anxious to meet htm-''  " Well, come 'in here," said the  squire, leading ine way into a room on  -.he left ol the hall. "This is !..<��� parlor. Le-jiain heic wliile I him; uj  Lewis."  The s'luire had barely pacsed the  doorway w ln-n lie uttered a cry of  alcrm A.ntl nurried across th" room.  lii< > omrianioris' Iristonod alter him  and beheld lhe piostr.ite form of a  min lying upon the ru;; in front ol  the JirejiJaot'. Tlie squire leaned ov.*r  the body for a mm lent and then ;unip-  ed up. with horror ch-picled on every  feature. '" ,  " T'TM-e has been a terrible ncci-,  dent," said he. "My friend Lewis is  here,   dead."  The others pressed forward. They  saw tho'motionlc"-.'-, body of a man. He  ay on hLs style, with his head'near the  fireplace, in which were tbe remains  of a log fire. This lire must have been  a hot' one, as the face of the dead  man, which had been covered in life  with a hi avy beard, wa.s now scarcely more than a mass of charred llesh,  and therefore entirely unrecognizable. In spots there remained the  burned stubs of the hair on the face,  and more on tlie head, but in many  I'Iicce it was burned entirely , away,  exposins* the flesh, a blackened human  charcoal.  Lewis ga?ed in a dazed and semiconscious way at the awful sight, and  in a low, hoarse whisper, asked : *i  ," Is this my father'".'"  The squire start ed at tho question,  and at once realized all the horror of  the situation. * He did not reply, but  beckoned to the two detectives to foi-1  low him. and quietly left ��� the room.  Accompanied by them he led the way  across the hall into the library, and  then repeated what he had exclaimed  at fii-K' sight of the body���that it was  that of John Lewis, in whose interest  they  had  come   to   the  Jiou^e.  '" But," continued he, " I cannot understand how it is that wo find him  dead and in such a position. Jt looks  at, first sinlu like heart disease or  apoplexy. How terrible that he should  have fallen ��� into the fire and have  been'so dreadfully disfigured !"  " Did you ever fancy that your friend  had any physical ailment of the  kind '.'" asked Mr. Barnes.  "Why, no, I always considered him  the stoutest, heartiest man'of my acquaintance."  " Is it not' singular, then, that he  should be taken away so suddenly as  this ?"  " Now that you suggest the idea. It  does seem so. The whole thing has  been so startling a.nd so unexpected  that I have not collected my thoughts  sufficiently to( analyze the situation.  1 find my friend dead on the floor of  his own house after having seen liim  alive and well only last evening, and  I suppose I have adopted . the first  theory  which  presented   itself.)"  " You say you saw your friend last  evening ?" asked Mr. Barnes. In a  quiet voice, keeping his eyes steadily  fixed on the squire.  ' Something in his tone or in his manner  of  asking the   question   attracted  the  squire,   and   he  turned  and   faced  l.is interrogator, as he  replied : ���  " Yes."  " Where ?"  " There���in the very room where we  now find his corpse. I came to talk  about this business once more, and to  try to dissuade him'from pursuing it  further." l  " Can you tell at wba-t time you left  him '' Is there any circumstance by  which you can fix the time accurate'-  ly ?������ Think well. It may be important."  " Important ?" echoed the squire.  " Why,, man, what are you getting at ?  Surely you cannot think that���Merciful heaven ! Do you suppose that  my  friend   has   been   murdered ?"  " Squire  Olncy,  I  cannot  say  that  I |  have  really-' formed   such   an   opinion, i  but a man in mv profession sees such j  things   only   too   often,   and   therefore  when he finds a dead body under anything    like     peculiar      circumstances,  such   as   these,   for   example,   his   suspicions are aroused  more quickly  perhaps   than   might   be    the    case   with  'other   men.      But   if  ycu    think   vour  young friend,  the son, may now have  sufficiently   recovered   from   his   shock  we   will   go   into   the   room  again.    An  examination of the  bodv may remove  any doubts  on  this subject."  Mr. Barnes then started toward the  next room, and the squire followed,  hardly daring to think of what they  might be about to  discover.  Appreciating the fact that the business before them was very serious,  the three men- entered the parlour  quite gravely. As they did so. Lewis,  who was bending over the body, rose  and sjiid,  in  a low voice :���  ". Gentlemen, mv father has been  muidercd," The ?qu!re<,sank into the  nearest chair. His last hope was-"  sone. Lewis continued :���" I repeat,  he has been murdered. There Is a.  bullet hole in his left side, where it  is almost impossible for him to have  shot himself; therefore suicide fs out  of the question."  At the words "bullet hole," Mr.  Barnes became a?l attention. Here  wa.s something tangible. Here was  real evidence. Tho position of the  wound, too. that was quite important,  and Lewis' conclusion reemed logical  enough. But lie had used the correct  words when he said, "almost impossible." Mr.- Barnes was a careful man  in forming opinion*, and experience  had   taught   him   that   the    seemingly  liave not noedv  Lhe memory of man.  instance  tlie  duty  l\her>jfore J   am  in  r) su<-h an officer within  no-.vo-.er, in thi:  dfcvolvvs ul"'" "nu-  ob*ir*;e ol tne ' a'"(-'_  .Mr. J-'arm-.v, a.s you catra: down to s- m'  me in a matter now at n-n i ��� apl' '���>  you can place youis.*lf at m>' C-1!'!!:,','V  xno  atsist.  tn  fh-.dmg 'be muriaTer-   _  " Certainly," ivpl.'-d Mr. "r'.-unvs. i  will simply potily im- elu. i m l*u  fact.-, and bo will grant mo more tum-  Ihan 1 should have asked for I'doio.  Do you object to inyhavi.u.g Mi'-  row:, as my ussislanl ?'"  " fif course    not.    t  want to s��'e  commence your work at once.    -No  Bur-  y>u.  MYSTERIES OF  VENUS.  Hi'1-I.ii  5po<MsI-" .Ions    mi>I  ���!(>ri:i:!-A    (he   He  ������uirm t>j,,ll(  The mo.-t beautiful   planet  ><-t.  ami Hi,.,  thai comes ni,'are-,t, to the earth  und  resrinli.es the <  rim'1 the mo.-,t.  ii\ ing world or  arth in sii-.o  mysterious,  dead one���t]  ���sat tlu.  :.s to  to  ll  tliV'  \ i i"  belli on  bo  :.*!i  to  hill  lost.    1 may havo bv en a-'  up the uth"-T matttr,  but  i   tho  sei i<iu:-.no.-t;  id'  this-  ��� may   be ,and  a.   what   ve  urdv-ror    must     b;    lourd  tune  i*<iour  i :un  W'iio-  ���   cost  and  > ��� e  ���i- >  ��� iu:  Ll  ���ll   to  justice."  .. o.v.ill,  sir.    From  thi.-  moment  i i.ikIoi* you:- oiilci-y..    As you say.  ;u-  'l.USt     tic*  lost.     Th -     mU'-.leiel  c. oral   1-i-iM ������'    rtmt    of  us now,  ,<���  mu'i  oat oh  u,i, our l")d  of t L*-  .-i quick ly   a'*-'     posfibh'.     The Iirst  'liing tn bo done ;s  (o examine the room  uni 7ir.ii.is':-- minutily for oluos.  1   there-  ���~oii>  .-aig-v.-"!   that   you   and   Mr.   Lc.is  ioa\ o ns io -..o-.'k a!"!1.'- while you sum  nou :;,i n  lo 'oi-m your  " X \ i". y g;��;.! sll*-;'-',���  rr. il ;t i oi .-������.    i ;o:i:s-. M  n  tpe0(**"t r.  a1:- w ill he  hook *,vi.,eh \ou  n-- 1 .-v. is by  I l*.o  .���ooai.  ti-.  UTwi   uf  ... ,.    . , "'���'    '������    '.'I    v.-.,  i^ it m <-i condition to >npp(,ii inhal,;-.,, 7  .���mil is it, [,n-babic ityai, siioli in'iai'.it"!'.'  niv there, or, on tho other hand, U\\'!''  -nited i'or lheir presence* and ba "'  living forms?  Tho.,o questions astronomers rtt, ])1W  nro unable to answer, hm, tlieir c|]\���N'  .���-.m-wor them   and   tho  ohson-iuoi)., ^,..  they have made of the  niy,stoi*i,,us -,l US',  possess an almost stariling interest, "  Kinl lot -is b.-iojjy recall what, V,.',,,,s,  rt ia a globe like .our c'arth' and  of      "  neatly   tlie   same;   magi* it ml  i'i  'V'  ,'!*',  and  win!  jury "  i io.-, i will  :��� Lewis, a v  Ip .Vou rift"!'  h:i re .-.u.-talii��'(l." rl  arm, t h��- i v.-.j loft  act  a Ik  a lithe  (To be continued.)  3����lil Tidi-i-i*  tn*  II lrr>.  It is good io li'. a celebrity, awl it i  eniiH-timo.s profitable merely to recognize ono While Cliamicey IM. De-pew  was ai tho Omaha exposition, says tha  Now York Times., lie nnd President  Callaway of the Now York Central  chanced to go into a booth on the "Midway Phiis'ince.  It was a. tame entertainment, and  there was only a monger attendance  when Mr. Depew and Mr. Callaway  entered. Thoir stay would have been  very brief except for the fact that they  had scarcely taken their seats before  there began a steadytiinpouring of people, which continued .tintil the smal'  - nuditori-am'was crowded.  Taking this extraordinary increase of  spectators as an indication that something of an interesting nature was  about to be 'disclosed the two New  Yorkers concluded to .sit it out. Half  an hour's waiting failed to reward their  patient expectancy, however, nnd Mr.  Callaway suggested that they move on.  Just then ex-Secretary of Agricnlttire  J. Sterling Morton pushed his way  through the crowd and. extending hia  hand to Mr. Depew, exclaimed:  ,' ';Well. Dr. Depew, so yon aro really  lierel I thonght that 'barker' was lying."      a  "What do you nieanr" inquired Mr.'  Depew ' ��� , ���  "Why, the 'barker' for this show is  standing ontsido and inviting the crowd  to 'slop up lively' and pay 10 cents for  the privilege of seeing rho 'great and  only Chauncey M-. Depew.' "        ,   '   ,  ,,'t'i  i ���',  cm..  (f|i.:.  "1!(.M. j  ���.Sni"-ltJi:!���[i���!.;  ��'*','*-'i\ti'i','v!  "li'vuljj.  �� v<j>*jc of ti Comnni.       *  A Prussian sairol inspector appeared  at the oflicc of tho burgomaster of n li*t-  tle town to a.��k him to accompany him  on a tour of inspection through the  schools.  The bfirgOLiiasti-r was out of i-iorts,  and was hoard to mutter to himself:  "What 'is 'tliis donkey here again  for?"  The inspector paid nothing, but waited his time*, and with the unwilling  burgdinaster -"-a out on Iijh tour.  At tho first .school he announced his  wish tu soo how well punctuation was  taught  "t)h, never mind that," grumbled  the onr-a-master. "We don't caro for  commas and ivnoli tri'iYs. "  Cut the inspector sent a boj- to the  blackboard and ordered him" to write:  "'The burgomaster of R. says, tho inspector is a donkey."  Then ho ordered him to transpose the  comma, placing it after Ii., a nd. to insert another ono after inspector, und  tho buy wrote;  "The1 burgomaster of R.. says the inspector.' is a donkey."  It is probable that tho refractory official gained a new idea of tho valuo of  "commas and such trifles. "���'-London  Tit-Bits.  ly   the   same;   magnitu*I,;,    }i;i\.iji'/:  diameter of about. 7,7u0 miles, whj](! ,'], '  of tho earth is   a   fiule   more  th-m ~,j?u  miles.   ' So nearly of the .same size mv ",'1'  two planets that ir   we  could   view w^',',  from an equal distance* wo should   }���. .,"  able without,  the   aid  of   instnini<'n',"fR"  measurement to detect,  any diiVeivii,. ^i/  tween   them. , Tho  substance of Vcn��� '  slightly  lighter, bulk for hulk, tJi.-iir ih!.  Which   composes thu earth, hut (lie (Jir,,.'!'  enee in this respect, is eo little thai,  it, would   rc;<*uiri'  special   cxaiinnaiii,ri  distin��ui.sli  by  weight,   between  tl'  foot, of tho  soil   of   Venus   ami  nn  amount of the' soil of llio oarih.  Jt f  that, on Venn*- the force of  the weight of bodies does no)  from that on the earth.     If v,-,. rtmhl ���(���([  upon Wmi!-, 'we t-lioiild find I lint, W(1 'j,' '.'  parted with a few pounds -vviTght, |JIlt,',  elifi'oroncn would "not   be  very  except perhaps ou the nice track  Bur. this planet,   so   like tlif- ,,;)rtJ( ',  many respects, is vex*- diffcrcm from ,.ur  globe   in   its .situation.     Tin',;���������*,���,. ^  tance from tho  mm   .s   Oo.innj/mij mn,^.  tho distance of Venus f rour tli.- vU" i.p '  000,000.     This difference b.J_J:!.,.s'u .^Ij.  tor of groat importance  when wt c<in-."wier  the effect.*" which tho   sun   produces u-iou  the two planels.  Hoi\z ami light, aseve'n*-  body knows, vary inversely iw the Miuuro  'of the distance,    When   wc comjmru the  wjuiiro of' the earth1--  distance   from tho  sun   with tho square  of  Venus* distune..,  we ibid that the  foraior  is   about (Kmbif  the latter.    This  means  that Venus on'''  thu average get* twice as   much hont nnd' :  light from'the sun as-tho earth gets. 'i  l'ut,'on tho other hand,  wo know thwi**  ,all forms of life depend for their exist-inoe"'?  upon the radiant energy of  the sua.   Ob .'-.  the earth, -when wo jmi.ss from   the arctic V  region toward   tho  equator,   we   find the"''  number of living forms  and   tho  variety-.,'-  and intensity of the manifestation.'-of li.'j -J.Vy  continually increasing until 'in  the ��]i_, j-:\'><\  torhd zone earth,  turn and  air    tire Aii,<'  crowded   with   animate     and     growing .-,.,  things."   Tho touch of t'he suipfiverywhew-.J'V'vS  produces life, nnd i> tho absence 'of sun V'Tvn  shine is death.     It is but   natural to infer i,''**�����>!  ��� i  f<  :'-'S  :,"C  ,,a  that Venus, having twice as much sun- /  shine as the earth,,should bo proportion-^  atolj* more crowded with animal nnil vt'cis  table inhabitants, ancl that tho intensity  of life there should bo correspondi*!-*!)-. "��� '%?  'greater. , Some geologists ltavt* ���> though; " .���/';"'  that thero was a time when the climate- of "������;...!_���  the earth wasso hot t.hac tropical J*lan.5'\)*'j*_  and !x>asts lived  abundantly, ai-ouiul the,������'-;�����_������  poles. A similar condition of tiling  might, ho supposed now to prevail upon  Venus.--HariKT's Hound Table.  if-  y.i  .iron'* DroHtt Jn London.  In London tho female mako up has  no significance- whatever. All kinds of  men ranking anywhero above "lower  clafc.s," however, havo thoir frock coats  and tall ha..I. A tailor niado frock coat  i.s not a luxury in London.  Take it in tho United States, and a  man wishes to attire hiiustjlf in the extreme of what the British call "afternoon wear," must bo willihg to spend  money. Compare tho prices of a Sunday outfit.  Froelc eonf nnd wni itcoot.  Trousers   Silk hat   Oluve.s   Stick   Illjfli  rrict-.I  Flail.  At a certain ��cnson ot tho yvnr���usually  about the lVt of October��� it. is the custom'  of tho ooniii.i.ssioiHT��. who havo charge ol  tho groat, park* in Chicago to permit fish  ing in the artificial hikes at eorlain hour-  ,in tlie morning, the llshi rmeti in all cu-m-  boiiifr ix-quired to use the bo.'its that na  kept, for hire*. This is to prevent tho hank,  from being thronged with gangs of hoc'  lums.  Karly ono October morning the edltoro'  one of the great Chioairo dailies appe.m*l  at ii West !?'d.*" ].ark with n friend, hot."  ocpiipiiOd wilh fislilng outlUs 'of the nnsi,  aii[irovi"d pattern. They scoured a txvit  and thou the editor inouirod. If there >\ K  any live minnows on hand.  The keeper, of  tho  boat house insprcta.  his  bait bucket,   and   found   just   <im-, i  diminutive spexunion about, an inch audi  half in length.     He  ilshcd   this out ir.  handed   ic  over.     Handing   him a  sihr  half dollar and   tvlling   him   to   keep t: -  change,   tho   editor   took   tLlut   inintiu?  climbed into the boat,  and   rowe-el  out t  the middle of the lake,'where he fished';  half an hour without result.  At the end of .that, timo he hauled Inl-  llne, looked carefully at the miniivi  took a pencil and notebook from h  jiockot, did a little figuring and return*.  to tho shore.  '���What, did you get?" ho wa.s a.-��"  when he appeared at tho oflico later in tin  day.  1    "One fish,"  he replied, "anil it cuM"  $200 a pound."  This, ifc is believed, is the highest I'M  ever paid for liveILsh in Chicago.��� Vol.,''  Companion.  Kii'-liiml  U. H.  . J1."j oi,  J.710Q  4 IX)  10 (X)  .      A 00  0 00  .      1 00  1 7.i  CO  1 00  0)  VA 73  Totals   You can buy a bnnoh of violets on a  London .sticut corner for 4 cents. It  cunts sixpence to have a nilkhat ironed.  When it conies to the in era. making of  a personal front on a miiall ine-'omo, no  other city can offer such .advantages as  Lohdoit  I think thai tiw murderer fired from tlu  ojitni.de."  n   the  Lewis'  imposKiblo often occurs. Still,  line* of thought suggested by'  words, he turned to Sciuire Olncy,:  " Can you toll us whether your friend  wan left-handed?"        ,  '" Yes, I am sure he was not."  "Then it Is probable that he was  shot by some other party than himself.  So.uire, the affair is now serious*. Jt  becomes our duty to try to find the  guilty party."  At the word " duty " the suplre recovered himself instantly.and'was all attention.    Mr. Barnes continued:  " The coroner should be notified at  once." .  "1 am the coroner of the county,"  replied  the squire.    "In thin town we  iTIie "Terrier."  ;  A document known by the naino of a  "terrier" .is'supposed, to bo kept; at every old'parish-church' setting forth .the  sources of tho. income of the; benefice���  especially gloho lands; henco thoehiriva-  tiolu from tlio Latin "terra. " Ignorance  of this purely technical term led a  clergyman into a curious mistake. Ho  was. a "'sporting parson and had jnr,t  ..been appointed, to'.his first living. During tin' early days of his incumbency  be received a form from tho bishop  .which*-ho was 'required, to fill tip.  Anicm!/,; tho questions asked was, "Do  yon keep a terrier?"  "No,'' wrote tho cleric in reply,  "but, 1 havo two well bred pointers, and  your lordship is welcome to one if you  caro to havo it. "���St. James Gazette  .A  V  di'-u  The Till La live Turtle.  A ventriloquist, who gavo his porlV  wico at line of the variety, tho-itors h-  considorablo mischievous fun with hi*1,  ooinprislimoiH during his stay in Wasi "���  ton. Ho was walking along Loin* ���  avcriiie in front of I he cominis-ion h ���"  one afternoon, when ho caught, r ''',''  tho darky steward of "ono of tho big-  Tho steward was packing a good  tunic along under his right arm.  ventriloquist paddled along at a  of ton feet or so behind tlio steward,  then ho threw his voice into that ot  turtle.  ���'Look a-hoah," tho turtle upparwH  said to tho steward, "when is ye "  ft-gwino (,' drap mo, nigguh"'"  Tho, black steward   shot  a  of fenr at the talking turtle?, ,V  . "rzea-gwinot'.drap  yo'   right h��|��'V.  hdarscly whisporeel  tho   steward,   an" "71;  did, and ho was shooting around tho,-"V;:;-,  nor of Klovoiith   street,   making f<"'^ "i  avenue at a dead run five seconds later.--  Washington J-ost. V  sudden  t'.  lu-i  ��� ' ,A 'Mwlnl of IJI<i<����l.;   '   ������..j!*t;i:  Garibaldi   was   once   presented^ nV1'.|.|:;,'  modal made of his own blood,    'f'1" $j��\  was Dr. Manini of Nap'lerf, who-was ��;t:7j  known as a pisfcrifier and preserver of '^  lunnaii body. r��f'-'':'  Dr. Manini in offering  his gift <'-:('VV  baldi   said    that   whenever   Mm   &"e!f-t  looked at, it it would brace him up h'r',  last, fight,, and across  the  modal ��'��_���"l:���-  grayed thoWords, "Tho blood of Giu'i"- 7  is forever rod.".  The. strange  modal is preserved  ���genural's   descendants. ��� San   Frnm :  Argonaut,. .  ICxncftMivc KnmllliirKy.  "Fliplcigh is rather familiar i��  manner, isn't, ho?" ' ,u'  "l^amiliar? Why, that follow wo"'  dress an, iclclo oa  'Iko.* "���X*liIJi��l��r,p  If-  "'"'^"ifi  tth'  th  ' dc  in  ho  ���qv,  wl  ;*th  th  -.in  ,-clt  A ,;pil  7-btv  "bk  ha:  -In  9  am  hoi  , g��  brc  she  tog  itr  ma  1  nil  * the  citl  eocJ  -A  alsc  his'  frai  -basl  che<  "and  milt  or.fr  livci  Yerj  jaar  " butr-'  a di  bror  hoar  ho sl  hisl  hair,  Asi'i  ,M<  worh  Ob  leal i  contr  railk  " Hq  velop  amor  forest  lirani  Ere  disco-  tho s  thoug  Mass.  the p  called  Av  mist  polygt  ments  Inti  to son<  eonato  upon i  bringi  Washi  ������Oolor-'-'1 lm3, :UUVJlJl',": , ���', ll  fun.  J ..  <-t.  *���  li.' i.*.���  llKl-t  V|.,j.  an, ,  1     V  i;.ll*  'It'll,  It til  I'l   uf  'J  l'l'V l,t  "*.  K,  t"'  (  -THE MOYIE LEADER.  MOYIB,    1".    V  '1 m-i  l!IS]v,  "' r,  '*���>���? '1  Vi'  i hi.,  ri 'in,  lilt'  ' "V  if- of  '���  U  in-.,  'Hi. '  ��� I * if -  i"i.-i  m *,  juI  ���<P .  Hi .*,,  rn )���  i It*-  *!!(*)  !),(  i We  /'_ ^lolly's {-::-. cti i;-n<.nt.  Parson���"' Well, -Molly did, you like my  gerpipn th s morning:-"  *' Molly���"Oh, yis,   your rivirence. *twas  . inighly improvii*'."  v   iParscn���"And what part of it did you  -lUte-Jre-sti,  Molly? '  ',   'Mofly���"In froth,plaso your rivjrerice, I  ''don't ronirunbe-r any part exactly,but altogether it, was mighty improviu'."  Parson���"Now,   MoJJy, if you don't re-  *  mamb.-T it, Ii3w could it be hnm-o.'ing:-"  1 'Molly���"Now, dcas your rivircnets  sea  thatlinin 1 havo been washing and clhry-  , ing "on xhat hedge there?" '  'w 'Parson���'' Curlain ly, Molly.''  i   ''"Molly���"And isn't tho linin all the bot-  ter.for tho cla'nin?'- ��� -  '  f Parson���"Xo doubt, Molly."  '���" !C*."i��       Jut  not  a  dhropoftho   soap  , and watia-r slays iu it.    Woll,'sir, it's iho  -" 'eam'o thing   wid inc.    Not a word of   the  ,'Barinlnt stays initio.    But 1 nm  all   the  , better'and d'aner for it, for all that."  THE DiaiO.V, DYSPEPSIA.-In olden time it was a popular  belief  that   de-  ,_jaons,JliovoJ invisibly   through  the   am-  'bienfcalr, seeking to enter into men   and  trouble them      At the   present day   tne  ' tHiiiuvu', dyspepsi.i, is at lar^o in the same  w��y,'*.sick'in��? JiabiraLim. in thoFe* who   by  careless   or   unwise   living'invite   him.  And once ho'enters a man   it   is  difficult  to dislodge* him.    He that finds himself so  possessed   shonM   know   time a valiant  'j Jriend to do battle for him with'  the', un-  '' Suen.foo ii   P.-rmelwo's   Vegi-tnhlo  Pills,  ���* whioh aro ever ready for the triitl.  Slie Was .Superstitions.  There was about her a poise that comes  ��� only from litigation.  She was* not born yesterday,  obviously.  "Geor-re, " sho fait ere J, and her rich,  ���mellow voire awakened a roiponsivo liirilJ  in tlio heart which was yjum ping blood  into tho arm about her wrist,', "I'm afraid  to murry you."  Ho was only human.  "Why, my darling?" he demanded insistently.  She shailed her magnificent eyes with  her eur\ed la---l-.es, sho had been, taught to  do years previous at tho boarding school.  "B-jcanso Georgo,"she murmured, "you  are tho thirteenth, and I am so superstitions.        ' '  But in tirno ho convinced her there was  really nothing tb fear.  Why will you allow a cough to lacerate  your throat or lungs ami run the ri.,k of  filling a consumptive's grave, when, by  tne timely use of liickle's Anti-Con.-urnp-  Uve Syrup the unin can be allayed and  s ho da:-.ger avoided. 'J his syrup is pleasant to tlie taste, and un.surpa-stid for relieving, healing and curing all afflictions  of the i hronc and Hidgs, coughs, colds,  brunch"us, etc. etc    ���  Xiit lie. to Ilia.  Jack���She is generous to a fault.  Tom���.Must bo a mistake.    I  told her  that I had a groat many ' faults,   and  she  f said she knew it and hoped that  1   would  refrain from calling on her in the future.  ���Homer vi lie Journal. >  In L-ourion lafe Contra 32 211  CoiuteusiMl   Wisdom for  Thousands.,  _>  nur  I.-,-  ���s,  *V  a-  <U.r  DOU  cn-  .ure  the,  Hm  nc,  irDitr'  . on  nnd  thu; i  4'ROf  Ob   ;  WC   '  rklr ,  li'e  qui f,  a!i 1  uiig "  here \  sun ���'  nfir ���  -un 'A  Ion \  etr*'-  i-ltT  >{.''"���  |?n:  '^  nt-  ,  the  nt*-*  *���)*!  ih  .in  of  ,h  If"  n,n,  ik-  n-i  otr  ISt  ���at  to.  , i  It  r  ir  t-  ,?  I  ' ( ' Unrcii-ioiialilc   Goose.  Tho man in the street car affirmed that  ; It,was, a  true/story,   but tho .Cleveland  *   J "Loader does  not  vouch  for it,  although  giving it In' the narrator's own-words:  - '"I was up at tho market houso night before last, buying stuff  for  over Sunday,  ��� and I saw an Irishman  up there with  a  ,t "'live gooso under hid arm.   Pretty soon tho  -^'"gooso looked up at tho Irishman kind of  *"���', .pitiful and Bays:  .. .g>-I.Qoawk,   quawk,    quawk,"    in   that  "*"   coaxing way a goose has sometimes.  ;.' 1 The Irishman  didn't say anything at  ,      first,,but after a bit, tho gooso looks up and  1 rlsays,'.4'Quawk,   quawk,   quawk," again.  -"Th6n-"the.Irishman cocked  his  head over,  "'on'oiio side, looked tho gooso in the eye  '   -ami /says:  '"'    rt''"Phat'8 tho matter wid ycv., onyway?  Phwy do yez ��� want  to  walk  whin  Oi'm  '   'willin,to carry ycz?"'  "/-"jThe'wloners'of the sewiDg'maohlnea'ln  ��� ^'tbe'Koyal Crown Soap Co.'a  competition  ,for the week ending Moron 11th, are as  ., follows:   WinnipoB-, Mrs. Calbngfurd, 37  .".Ajrgy'B   street;    Manitoba.   Molina   Payment,'tit. Jean Baptiste; Northwest Ter-  f <ritor.es,     Mrs.   Tbuuias   Huokerby,   Jr.,  SuQDyme/ido.    Tho   Hoyul   Crown   Soap  > "Co.'will continue this cumpetltioo, giving  , awoy'threo maebiues each Monday, untn  (urthor notice.  I   A    ' s-  " "' -     ' Tin-   rt<>snon.  Why do :li���� nlr-lit bu-rln lenel their sonp  7To mournful iiinnl-cn the whole iurIU long?  '\ J_Ht to tlii-ir songi nnd the words tliey trill���  Though "fOuie-did-it" ifiey/'wInp-poor-WilL"  * l.jr~ ���New York "Sunday Journ__  Thirty-sL_ vehicles jiass the Ixindon TMan-  sion House in a minute at noon, the busiest time of tlio day. A rojwrter counted  l,"M3 pagsbig east and west in a single  hour. Of these G-1S were buses,, capable  of carrjring lvi.S-lS ixjrsons, and 504 were  drays, caimble of haul frig 1.000 tons.  A baker  Living at  2.j7 Dundas Street,  London. Our..  Geo.' liobertfi Ly name,  Kecominerids*  DOAX'S X1JDXEY PILLS  Becaus'-i  Thev cured him.  He had  Pain in the Back;  His Urine  \Vas'ied-colored  And painful  In passage.  Tho eiire'through  DOAN'S KIDNEY PJLLS  Was quick and complete.  That's how, they,always act,  Because they're  For kidneys only.  If you have  Sick kidneys   ���>  Don't exporiment  With an unknown remedy.  Take no subetitute for  DOAN'S KIDNEY PILLS-  In  tUts MijonNliiiie liifttrlct.  "I want to get yon, " sjiid the boot  agent, "to take 'The Life of Burns.' "'  "Stranger."'said the old moonshiner.  "I never tool: the life of any man, 'cept  a revenue detective, an that don't  count. I'm law abidiii, I ami"���-Atlanta Constitution  ALEXa  n  \NORA "  ���a a %k  "MELOTTE"  THE IIORSK���nobhMt of the brute  creation���when suffering Irom a cut,  abrasion, or boro derives us much benefit  as ita ma'-tBr in a like predicament, trom  rho healing, soothing , action of DR.  THOMAvV EULKUTi-tlC OIL. Ldiiie-  uess, swelling dl the neck, btilfness of the  jointu, throat an'd lungs, aro relieved b^  it.  '���*���  \n    --il  DOLLS  FROM  SAXONY.  So, in the opinion of Emperor William,  Great Uritain should whip France in six  days, but about whipping Germany 'the  emperor is wiso' enough to maintain a  vory iliwjrcct sUence.���Baltimore- Amori-  ain. ���   We lie-? to call the attention of our readers to  the advertisement .of Dr. Ward's Blood and  .Verve Pills in Thla i>aper. The firm have also  placed on the market Dr. Ward's Liver Pills  which have already proved to be u most) excellent family medicine as a cure for constipation,  dyspepsia, biliousn'ejs, etc. They are sold at 25c  per vial, or .���> for *?1, or mailed on receipt of price  by the Dr. Word Co., Limited. Torunto, Ont.  Mnlccrn   of   ihe   Celebrated   "French"  '..���'Out** nn  I liferent In k: Community.  .. vr, ^     ~  v,"^"In the. forests of Saxony, Germany, aro  "Vttiou sands of thatehed huts in which dwell  the makers   of   the  celebrated  "French"  ' dolls.    Not many years ago a traveler riding  through   these   noble   forests might  have seen drying  in   the sun   before  the  queer houses thousands upon thousands���  whole acres���of doll heads.    That was  in  'theday of "composition" heads, but now  tho doll heads aro manufactured of bisque  v ins the   factories   of   Dresden  and other  i cities,   whither  tho  peasant   dolbnakcrs  >< trudge each   Saturday   with  big baskets  'piled full of beautiful   new   dolls,   taking  back'to  their pitifully poor  homes  tho  blank heads, wigs,   kids  for  tho   bodies,  hands and feet and other parts to bo used  in tho next week's work.  ,Tho father works daily in the forests,  and - all tho rest of tho family engage  heartily in tho work of dollmnking. The  good wife tints tho cheeks, paints tho eyebrows, adjusts the wig and makes tho tiny  shoes.J Tho boys fasten tho jointed limbs  together, stuff and cover tho body and got  it ready for dressing, whilo little Grotchen  makes tho <weo stockings and tho prim  muslin skirt in which tho lady dolls cross  ^ tho great ocean to the shops in tho big  cities of .America, whero Santa Claus goes  each year to buy his dolls.  All through the rainy season tho father  also sits about the fireside, working with  his family. On Friday night tho faithful  frauJ packs tho dolls in largo shallow  -baskets and prepares a lunch of bread and  cheese, for the Saturday's journey is long,  'and Hans may have to carry his basket 20  miles or more before he reaches the village  or town whero tho commission merchant  lives'who is to buy his wares. Hans is  Tery.proud if he is paid at tho rate of 1  mark a day (about, -.'5 cents) for his doll"*,  butj-if ho be paid at, the rate of \}< nmrks  a day (.17 cents) on account of having  brought ii. some'especially lino (kills hi-*  heart is so light and his hopes .-o high that  ho filng'i all tho way homo as ho carric-i  his basket of' " blanks,'' kids and curlod  hair.���Gentlewoman.  M for Mifitird's 'i.lnlment and late no oilier  Tit For Ta_  Brothers and sisters ought to, be glad  to'give and reiceive mutual assistance.  "You show such had taste in the selection of your neckties, Horace," said  the elder sister of a youth in his teens.  "They always look so wrinkled asd  shapeless too. You ought to let me buy  them and tie them for you."  "I'm willing, sis," he answered,  looking at her pinched waist, "if you'll  let-irie buy your belts and fasten them  around yon."���Yon til's Companion.  L������.-          ���-  \ ,  A   MAGIC   PILL. ���Dyspepsia is a foe  vvith which men me constantly grappling  but cannot ex terminate.      Subdued,   und  o ail appearances vanquished in   nuf,   it  uakes lis   appearance   in, another   direction.    In nanny tho digestive apparatus Is  .s delicate as the mechanism ol a   watch  ���r a scientific instrument iu   which   even  \ breath of   air   will   make   a   variation.  'Villi such persons disordois of the   stomach ensue from   tne   most  trr'ia^ causes  and cause ranch suffering.   To these Parmelee's Veg'-tnible Pills nre recuminended  as mild and sure c  Why   ��rt  Was   Vaiiied  Hnbljcr.  A recent i*c*XJi*t from a British consul  in ono of the Central American states  gives the following as tho 'origin of ',ho  name rubber, us .applied to caoutchouc:  An'English artist discovered in 1770 I hat  tho now gum was admirably adapted for  rubbing out pencil marks. Ho wrote a  paper on tho subject and informed his  contemporaries that a cubic inch ��� of this  substance, costing only "-i shillings, would  dast for years. It, was used for no other  purpose in England than effacing lead  pencil marks for about half a century  after this discovery; hence tho name "rubber."  After tho introduction of the raw material and the scientific description of tho  plant by Frenchmen it was first manufactured into waterproof clothing in'  Franco toward the end of tho eighteenth  century'. L&ter on tho firm' of ilelntoch,  of Manchester greatly improved on' tho  French idea ,,aud manufactured waterproofs on a largo scale, and "'mackintosh"  is the name by which waterproofs havo  Imjoii known since that time.���Philadelphia  Record.  COMIM.IiTELYPROSTKATED.  A Quebec   Kai**nt:   Tells   How  He  Was ,Re-  ' stored From Almost Hopeless Suffering  to Complete   Health.  Poor Clin nee For Poeti.  A poet is cross with rne because I do-  cline firmly to read his manuscripts and  advise him as to the desirableness of  taking to verse with all his young energy. Other iKiets may take a statistical  view of their case. . Let them consider  the estimated population of tho glebe.  How many of them have justified their  conduct in biiug poets? At this hour  is there one such being any where'" Suppose, for the sake of argument, that  there aro six. How many millions to  one is it against the success of the neophyte? But, if versify he must, let him  send his work to all the editors. If they  think his poems worth printing (and  paying for), then let him make friends  with certain yonug critics, who will  blow his troinpet before him. But do  not let him bother busy old men, who.  by reason of their age. are no longer  good judges.���Andrew Lang in Longman's Magazine-..  IF YOU  HAYE  Send (ic*. in  stamps for Treat isc   Home Treatment.   No Jviiifo or planter is* used  DEPT. W. N. ABBOTT,  MYftON R/IASON MEDICAL CO.,  C77 Jiliorboiuriio St,   -      TOKONTO.  c Cause (Lifelong Suffering.  A Case that is Causing Talk*  When a lad about eight years of age I  fell into a cellar a   distance of ten,; feet,  striking on  my head, and causing concussion of tlie brain.    I ,was taken to a  London, Eng., Hospital, the first seven  days not recovering consciousness. ' I am  now* 35 years old and from the time of my  accident until"I began taking Dr. Ward's  r'.JIs five months ago I bad been subject to  fainting spells, never being more than two  weeks without an attack of fainting.    As  I grew older these spells became more  frequent, lasted longer, and left me with  less vitality.   I was weak, had no strength  or stamina, always very low-spirited and  down-hearted; imagined that everything  and every person was going against nac,  and life only had a dark side forme.    My  appetite was poor,most of the time, but'l  am now* happy to say that, since taking  Dr. Ward's iilood and Nerve Pills, I have  only had one fainting spell, shortly aflcr  I   began   taking   them,   so   I  have  no  hesitation   in   saying   that   Dr.   Ward's  Pills   cured   me.      Before   taking   these  pills I always looked for a fainting spell  not more than two  weeks  apart;   now,  I-would be greatly surprised at a recurrence of these spells.    Life is now bright  ���the constant, morbid, down-hearted feeling is gone, being replaced by a contented, hopeful feeling.    I feel like, working.  My appetite is good, and in every respect  I have experienced the health and strength  restoring properties of Dr. Ward's Blood  and  Nerve   Pills.    They certainly  havo  proved a great blessing to me.    Yours  truly, (Signed), Thomas Stanton, Brighton, Ont.  Dr. Ward's Blood and Nerve Pills  are sold at 50c per box, 5 boxes for $2.00  at druggists, or mailed on receipt of price  by The Doctor Ward Co., Limited,  Toronto.  Air.. Win. GoocLu-d. a well-known  farmer-, living near Knowiton, Que.,  says:���"Aj'ew years ago my health  gave way and I was completely prostrated. Tbe least exertion would use  me up and make it difficult for me to  breathe, t suffered from headaches,  and had 110 appetite, and fell off in  weight until I wa.s reduced to , 130  pounds. Finally I grew so bad that I'  was 'forced to keep my bed, and remained there for several months. 1  was under the care of a doctor, but he-  did not seam to help me. One day n  friend urged mc to try Dr. "Williams'  Pink  Pill.s, and I procured two boxes  When I bad finished them I could  not see mne-b improvement and would  have stopped taking thorn but foi thi  urging of my friend, who said lhat in  my conelition I could not expect to set  immediate result.0. I joutinuert taking  the pill.s, and by tlie time I had taken  a couple more boxes there whs 110 doubt  lhat they were helping me, and it needed no further persuasion to induee me  to continue them.' Iu tho course of a  few months I not only regained my  health, brit, increased in weight fifty  pounds. Tbfc.se results certainly justify  the faith I have in Dr. Williams' Pink-  Pills, and I /strongly urge those.who are  weak and broken down to give them ft  fair trial.  More weak and ailing people have  been made strong, active.and energetic  by using Dr. Williams' Pink Pills than  by any othuy means..1 They nil the  veins with new, vigorous blood, and  strengthen every nerve in' rhe, body.  'Sold by all dealers at 50 - cents a box,  or six boxes for $2 50, or sent by mail  by addressing the Dr. Williams1 Medicine Co., Broekville; Ont.    ��� '  Vever Hnaty.  "I am glad to say," remarked Mr.  'Meekton, "that.I never spoke a hasty  word to you. " ,  ' '2Zo, Leonidas.'" answered his wife  rather gent'3*, "I am willing to give  you credit i'or not hurrying about anything. "���Washington Star.  Y'l'i nalrrhlly n-.-mt to bnv the Jx--t 1-nt.ijw ,-u-f-j-ou fo know? \V.i��h th..-sm'ko of the  piiecc--! ul mrm :in'J !*-. -p in 'In; -urn ��� i-.iannoi. D > nm be mUIi;d <>y tf=:nn mi-J-, .vii"< 1 a few  ,(Uj= niUtr d>-livrj-y o, .1 imih'ni-. whii.-- (!.<; lie������,-f--iitcli.il fit, M.m tin; pure Ii 1-. y. Jf lio h.i-, Ji'rUgH  0111; ol die V.'iiti-rlnirv w.ilen ".-'inv.nic-1 10 nm ;. ^ o:ir" irlml cit Cie.mi .��-;���.!rui...- aw tr,ail,l<-"itf  c-nni-i.tf iHs Kiur-i-d en- OioiO i- .10 Jiavv liu'l 111 ,-,r, cs-ierienf-c. U. W. Will-..,--. L-e un i* on i-Uiry  Subjects fur Ul ��� Dnimhion i.ovcrnnn'nt -c-i-ori IJ-'jS, in N. W. 1\, s.iy-1 in lli" -'Klcnu !>.iirv I-te-  T>ori",iiii<1<"r due An,-. Jsr. J"* H: -'ad Innjisfiiil Cr--*i*ii.*ry an Alexandra *-'"'!- in u-i-. The l.'ulter-  nisiIojr.suid tn.U It * im 1 trio 1 n-jirl}- .-ill of thj uUi-ji* amto-.s, hut Jiu round 'li ��� Alu\audia tho t>eat  o: txif-in nil."    Gurrv'Sjjonflt'ric.' Knlicilbd.  .'IR/. .A..  LZSTIEIR, & CDQ.,  Horse  Dairy Outfitters, Steam   Engines,   ("asoiine   Engines,  333  KING STlliiKT, WJXNJPIS��.  Ltd.  Powers, Etc.,  V/tien buying, vtny not get the Dest-V"  PURS  READY  MIXED  STEPHENS'   ��LEVAT0R  ,>/.t.JM5TOI-A  ROOFING  JUX-SJCEO    OII_  PAINT. '  OX 11)1-: No. JO. j:CVI��TI,\X Ui:o and (lltll'lllTH. -. .S*.,-(-ullv- ncoiiimended  for ji.'iintin^ farm hnilfl in *,-,-.' Put up in 4) a tl. JjarrrN unit .r> k:iL hiirl-c'i. One trillon will cover  on shing'j--. .ib.rtU 100 srin-irr* fi'i't and on pl,i-i->(l siclha- about, i.'M Ht-i>-tr<*i l'r*cl, "i e;o;iN. 1'ricP in  WinnipcV'-?1.0<J toil. 10 por frul. 111 "t>,i ri ,iU ami J ".<��� -m-j* xxh more! in S -,'.ij. Jmckots. fcnuiifih' canls,  phowinir e-oluri fun be hud irom your ncarc-et llarvlw.ire De.ilcr or will lit: nulled on request; by  tlie mauafuctururs. ,      ,  G-.    "E".    STEPHENS   VSc    CO.,   ~ttrT.JST2STIIs__G-_  mm AitiHM  ,   ASSURANCE COMPANY  1  ANNUAL  MEETING.  PHAKTS  ����2*:*j����-i#'  I cured   a horse of the  mange with  MINARD'S LINIMENT      o  CHRISTOPHER SAUNDERS.  Dalhousie.  I enrt^d a horse badly torn by si pitchfork, with MINARD'S LINIMENT.  -." EDWARD LINLIEF.  St. Peters, C. B.  I cured   a' horse  of  a bad  swelling  with MINA-HD'S LINIMENT.  THOS. \V. PAYNE.  Bathurst, N. B.  Sivift  "Now.   thniilv  with vou forever.  again, Georgo   Bilhnore. I  London has a resident population of  nearly 1,000 professional orchestral in-  strnmentalista  Th  th  e eggs of  the   silkworm ase  if mustard w-"^  ibou  SCRAPS OF SCIENCE.  Most of t,bo phosphorus used in tho  world comes frqiii.bdnps,  One of the latest, aohicvoTnents'In chemical bcienco is a jiellet -eontainiiig'tho concentrated elomon'ts of coffee, sugTii* and  milk.1 .''..���  llejaped up leiiyes, spontaneously' developing heat by chemical uhaiige, lire  among tho hitherto unnoticed causes of  forest fires pointed'out by M. Tabarles'do  lirandsaignes.   '  Eros is the niiino, selected for the newly  dibcovereel little planet between'Mars iiihP  tho sun by-'Hcrr. Witt, tho ��� discoverer;-���  though Mr. S. G. Chandler of Ctniibridgo,  Mass.,' the astronomer,who has' computed  the planet's orbit, pleaded to have it  called Pluto.        V  "THE   UTAH   MUDDLE.  A vote of tho houso expelling Polyga-  mist Roberts would do more to hurt  polygamy than a'himdrod' legislaMv'eoinuil;-  ments not en forced.-��� PIiiladolphia.Ledgor.  In tho Utah legislfituro one vote was'cast  to M>nd a; woman to ��� tho United States  senate. Sho could at 'least, bo depended  upon not to complicate social matters hy  bringing several husbands with hor.'-r-  Washingtoii Star.  Keen Mmard*s Ltnimsiii in rn�� Hdu.s-.  MATRON   AND   MAID.  Julia ..'Marlowe* is quite  as"; graceful  at  'home,in tho role a��  hostess as  in  imy of  her stn'tge part--s.    ���     ,,  .   Mrs. Virginia Key, a daiighter-in-law  'of,Francis Scott Key, iff living .quietly  in  ; Chie.'igoat tho ago of 85. .  Mrs.'Fuller, wife-of tho chief justice, is  in very poor health and during this season  . w.lll. ta-ko'-iio   part   in   the ��� festivities   of  Washington.   .  The widow of Mil lot, the French artist,  is a simple peasant woman and is living  on a sum raised i'or her by tho netmirors  of her -husband's work.  . Mrs. II. K Wright; of Chicago has iiomo  into possession of.a kettle oven which was  onee given to Martha. Washington in payment for a'knittiiig ta.sk.  Miss Ruth White of San Francisco is  said to bear.so striking a resemblance to  the Liberty on ' the new dimes that her  friends supposed her tho model.  Mrs. Georgo P.'Greeley of Vermont, is a  sister of Admiral Dewey, .from' whom sho  has received, during the hitter's entire service, a letter written at each'post at which  he touched.     ! J  The Duchess of Westminster still wears  the largest flawless turquoise owned by  any private individual,, and tho Duchess  of Sutherland possesses the ouly complete  nocklaco of black pearls.  Divided  V-p.  Sweet Girl (with many admirers)���  I've been taken ont sleigh riding 23  fiiiu-s this \*i inter  Practical Father (meditatively)���  Twenty-three times���!?2.J0, if a cent I  My dear, do you really think yon aro  worth all tint expenditure*''  Sweet Girl ���Oh. it wasn't much for  each erne, you know! There wero 20 of  thuni.''   Solid  (Jrowth.  The annual statement of the Britisl  American A'ssnrauo.o Co., published ii  another coin inn of this issue-, show.'  that the past year has been "a growing  t'iuio' 'with this company. Tho Brit;  isli American Assurance Co. continue."  to show solid growth from whatevci  standpoint the business is mensured.  Their rqport is interesting reading.  Thero never was, and never will be, a  universal panacea, in one remedy, for all  Ills to which flesh is heir���the very nature  of many curatives being such that were-  the germs of other and differently seated  dise-iscs rooted in the system of the patient���what would relieve one ilLIn turn  would   aggravate   the   other-   We have,  however, in Quinine Wine, when obtain  ublo   in   a   sound unadulterated 6tate, ��.'  remedy for many and grievous ills, liy iti-  gradual and judicious use the frailest sys  terns   are   led   into   convalescence   aud  strength  by the influenco which Quinine-  exerts on Nature's own restoratives.   Ii  relieves the drooping spirits of those with  whom n chronic state of morbid despond  ency and  lack of interest an life is a dis  ease,and, by tranquilizing tho nerves, dis  poses to sound and refreshing sleep���im  parts vicor, to   the action of   the blood,  which, being stimulated, courses throuh-  out the veins, strengthening tho health j  animal  functions of" the, system, thereby  making    activity    a     necepsary   result,  strengthening the frame, and giving life  to the digestive organs, which naturally  demand  increased  substance���result, im  proved appetite.   Northrop & Lyman, of  Toronto, have Riven  to the  publio their  superior Quinine Wine at the usual rate,  and, gauged by the opinion of scientists,  this wine approaches  nearest perfection  nf anj tn the market. All druggbts sell it  Hence ion.  goodness,   I'm   done  When you meet me  don't   want  you to speak to me. " .     <  "I won't. Mi.-".*-. "Jingo.'  "If  yon   don't, you're  the  meanest  man that ever   lived."���Chicago Tribune.  c  Constipation.  Perhaps you've suffered with constipa-  , tion for j-ears, tried all the pills and purgatives you evor heard or read of", without  getting any more relief than the one dose  of th** medicine' afforded.  Then you wore left worse than before,  bowels bound lijirder than ever, the constipation aggravated instead of cured.  All the miseries of constipation���Headache, Sick Stomach, Hi!iou*-,ness, Pimples,  Eruptions, Blood Humors, Blotches, Piles,  and a tiiou.sand.-md one other ills crowded  bark on you again with redoubled .severity.  Wouldn't you consider it a blessing to  be cured ol" your constipation so that it  would stay cured? So that a repetition of  all the suffering you have endured would  never conic again ? Burdock Blood  Biiiers can cure you���cure so thai the  cure will bo periti?inent.  That's where  it differs from all other  remedies.    It makes a thorough renovar  lion of the whole  intestinal tract, tones,  tlies bowel  wall,  acts  oii ,the  liver and  stomach, and cavities all the digestive and  secretory organs to so work harmoniously  and-perform thoir functions properly and .  perfectly that   constipation, with  all  its  attendant sickness,sufTeruigaridill health,  become a thing of the past.  '    Miss Arabella)olie, living.at 99 CarritVe ;  Street, 'Montreal, Que, bears out all we  say in regard to the efficacy of Burdock '  Blood Bitters in curing constipation permanently.    This is her statement :  " For over a year I 'suffered a great  deal from persistent constipation and  could only got temporary relief from the  various remedies I tried until I started  using Burdock Blood Bitters. I am thankful to say that this remedy  lias completely- and. per-,  mancntly cured mc aiid  / have had no return of  'hc-roiisttfiatiun.  The sixfy-fiffh annual meeting of fha shareholders of'ihis comnany was hf:id at its office,  Toronto, ut, noon, I'liursday, February 10.  The President, Hon. Geo. A: Oix,occupied tin1,  chair; and Mr. P, H. Sims, who was appointed  to act as secretary, read the following  ANNUAL. RKPOKT.    *  The dirix-tors beg to sal-nut the C5th annual  report of tin; company, emJirachiK ihe transactions for tin; yi-.ir ending December .list last.,  anil a bUitcinciiLoJ. aetcts and liab.li.ies at 'Jiu  close of the year.  In the Fif<' fJnineli, -while there has bcon a  alight. nyJiicrion in ihe rireruinm income, the results iw a whole, have' been fairly satisfactory,  shem-in;: a lnodfrate jnargin of proiit, aotwitn-  stnndiijg tho f.ict that there were some serious  conflagrations'during the year, in winch 'the  company was involved for considerable  amounts���notably the almost total dc-st rue tion  of the; city of, 2fev Westminster in September  last.  'Die closing rnonfch.s of the year -were marked  by a succession of exceptionally disastrous  storms Doth on the ocean and on the great lakes,  which resulted in an unprocedented loss of life 1  and properly. .As a consequence all companies  engaged in ihc biigji('.��s of-^farine ins(iran<io  sliow a heavy loss on (he transactions- of tho  year, and in its comparatively limited operation* la this liranch'ihis Company has shared 111  the generally unfavorable experience. It fs cti-  cour.-iKinS'i however, in considcrin.tr the future  prospect?, of ihis tiu.--ine,ss. to observe that the  heavy ]ca*-c�� incurred daring tJie past year,  coupled wiili the unprofitable results o2 some  preceding years, have led to a general movement among marine underwriters for materially  advancing rates and bringing about o1 her res-  forms -which the directors Jeel assured will  place the business on a much more satisfactory  footing1 than forsevprul years past.  The directors feel that* there 13 cause for congratulation in the fact that the company has  passed througli a year whiVh. in many respects,  has been a trying one to those engaged in Fire  and Marine Insurance liu.-iness, and paid i'S  n.sual dividend to shareholders without making  any material reduction in its Hpstvu Fund:  .Siunin��ryof financial statement:  Total cash income ijl,-172,:j07 30  Total expenditure, including aiipro-  prialicm for Josses under adjustment  1.4J2,.112 Si  Balance   Di/idends declared   Total asscr*   Total liabilities   Surplus to jiolicyliolders   The  fi Jlov.-ing   gentlomcn   were  sni-vis as Directors for the ensuing year:   Hon.  Rcorgc A. Cox, J. J.Kennv, Hon. y. C. WoikJ,  S. F. WoKiunon, John Uoskin. Q. C, LL. D.,  H. M. Pellutt, If. Jaili-ay, F. A. Myers.  At, a meeting of the.board lield subsefpienily  Rou. George A. Cox was elected President ane  Air. J. J. Kenny Vice-President.  18    LOW    IN    PRICE  PURE  RICH   ��N   LEAVENING  STRENGTH  '    And keeps ita FRESHNESS and FULL.,  STRENGTH till used.  'l!  WHY   NOT   TRY   IT?  Wg^ttStS*  THE DYSON-GIBSON 00.  General Insurance Agent,  JFIBKrCompanies Represented i,  ��� Quebec Fire Assurance Co  Eoyal Insurance Co.  Sun Insurance Office  , Union Assurance Society  All classes of Insurances transacted and Iobsoj*.  promptly and satisfactorily- settled.  USE UUICH'S  mum 0  K. It.  MAMMOTH    WHllE,  GIANT    PROLIFIC,  YELLOW,  DENT,  IMPR iVED   LEAMING.  ILKICIf   vt   SONsi,   S-*ringli.>J<J,  Ask your dealer for sample** and ii'slinionials.  P'ERSfATlC SHEEP DIP  and MiSVJAL WASH.  The iiK'st 'hlirhly concentrated and ef-  fectiv .,Di|i in tlie market. 'I'ltt u-> iindi-r  the supiii'vislou of skilled eheniisls and  giiaramced to contain nothing liijuricns  ' or'hai'm,'ul In the. least degree. Proves .invaluable for .all Ski . Diseases in Sheep and  Cattle and for destroying Vermin.   Cures :  Ticks,  maggots,  Gangrene,  Shear Cuts,  JD'S  in touch, tone and fin  fsh they have no equal.;  Oorrcsponde^a wauled in every town to ao*  ���9 agouta.  REIII>  BltOS., 157 KinpSt. 1Ve��t  T��rotit��.  Mmara's Linimem tbe LumtieriaD's Friend.  and Scab.'  Full directions on every can���cures flic  worst eases and produces a fine coat or  growth of woil. Take no substitute���it  pays to liny the best.  SVe inv.ie coric3{>ondonco.  The"Pickhardt-���'=..'  Renfrew Co., Limited,  Box A     ST0UFFV1LLE, ONT.  ; Trad  wtJiS*  Red Lice,  Wounds,  Bruises,  RingwopKi,  fai  M  m.  '*r  ,J, M.-PERKINS,  the great SK.RDSMAN of the Nf '(RTIIWEST,  for your SEIiDS for 1890, as ho keeps the  LARGEST Stock of Gurden, Field and  Flower So<-<1h in this country to select from ;  ��.lso Seed Drills ancl Cultivators. Yon can hijvc  our large illustrated catal gue FRRE bv sellid-  lnp your name and address to J. M. I-Klt'KINS,  2B1  Market St., %Vinnipes.  Miflarti's Liniment is used Sy Physicians.  ^^.VICTOR SAFES-^  Can yon afford to. bo vritlioufc a Safe  when you cuu get ono from  $15.00 up.  WILSONS  S  COMPUTING  SCALES,  At.SO  BAKERS'  AND  BUTCHERS'  SUPPLIES.  ���W-.A.'T'-r     &z     ALBERT,  General Agents,  7J\ O. Dm fiSt).    Winnipeg-, IMan.  W.  W     0.  21' I-  I*.'"V  Capita  re2  Ot��:  OQ    CO-  chc se1  year ��  more I  respon  year,  co 11 sol  1557.0C  for thi '  3S1 iu  ' total ���  period  one fo  and  f.  The 01  111011 tl:  35:2, Ot,  iod of,  was e:  solid;-:-  agiiiii-- ,  The   .  those���  forme--  Sl,45(  shows  inoii tl:  two-ci*  been i  the se'  The ���  accoui   ,  prove 1  advau  $~>,tio;  seven  "was i 'i  Eugla  v5433,(  Lol  letter',,.  ' openii  has 1)  'respor  office,  /.el, to  pronii  dially '  bat b"  clearl  largo  Lor  ,.to the '  aud s  limn f  Thi  Benin'  a cap  M. P.  ci tes  Westi'  ;  share:  have    ',  whiel  ifiiit t  nosio  from '  i ���  Wa  no joi  comtr  Atuer  ineeti,  -;abje(J  bcmui  thero  tho  bonne,  and   ;  cnssei'  cltisic  rhe-   i -  joint"  of de  taken  ive.  to \vl  reach  1  Ne  Ushe  shot ;  and 1  home  was ]  as ac-  rlie ri  flash-"  fully;  was \  lo th  The .'  head-  hind'  and 1 .  illTPi  I '-��^^ABimmmmvsr*jtc^vaxBaB.^Tn^^  WTTi  J.'  ssJS^sa^^sami^L^o^^^xjSiAxe^staaFT- .-?. -..xv.:  WIBUiCS'S  Published in the. interest of the people  of Moyie 'and .East Kootenav.  S.-tlYXII. vt MUSOKAVK,  r.'j. S.1IYTII,       -      '-������  rubllsliera  Editor.  KATES OF SUBSCRIPTION.  One Year.   $2.00,  All   commuuieations to  tlie editor must'be  accompanied by ihc writer's name and address,  not iH'CL'i><Mily for publication,  but as evidence  of Ero.-d faith.   Advertising- rates made known |  upon application.  SATURDAY, APEIL 15,  1S99.  pisto  Vi  steal  from.  Feoll  the )  breu'  iu b"  on t"  catei'  ��� are ��..  ���'.    f '���  .: ��t  .0f :,<���:  ebui"  ���y..  stive:".  east  foette  only  the <  2;ren  the ,  11v.11  in t  "���set  lea<  . refi  on:  {re  lea  Vh  . ���' l-c-  ���"'���- \$  V"  l*ASSJGl>    A    M1LJS    l'OST,  With this issue The Moyijj Ljsaueu  enters  upon   the second,  year   of  its  ,   career.    In  its   initial  number    one  year ago the Leader said that its aim  would be.  to   ''earn   recognition   and  approval as   :in   authentic   medium of  nc-vs���io fell (he outside  world  what  it is clamoring to know about, the   re-  sources  and   developments 'of  South  East Kootenay. and to do so  without  - derogation to any part thereof."    How  it  has   adhered   to these   rules   laid  down at the outset can best be judged  by .the  readers  of  (he  paper .fojr the  P'ist twelve months.,   The Leader has  ���always     endeavored     to "'give,   facts  pl.tin and ��� straigh tfonvard,  and/ without anv exaggeration,   believing   that  such a policy on tlie whole  would re-,  suit in being of the most possible benefit to,  the   town   and   district. repro  seated.  The changes which have '' taken  ���place since the Leadek was established in ���]\Ioyic are worthy of note.  One vear  ago   there   was   no -railroad  ���,,j ������ ,   ���  ,.,    <-,    . , UJ- reaping- tne advantage in the shape  , and all freight for Moyie   was   hauled   of a few days' rest, he. made it, an es>  Charley  Wiburn and I an; cousins,  j but, somehow, I scarcely seem to be-  | long to the family at all.    Wc oa-d no  1 end of relations, and lie v\as a general  j favorite .with  all,  even  eoao ho had  never seen, for they would die and le��ave  1 liim legacies.   He was'constantly get-  I ting* some little  "windfall"    01    this  Pind, till at length Charley Wiburn's  luck"  became  a    general    catchword  among* us-^a synonym for ail that Vf&s  lucky and fortunate.  One morning at breakfast���we were  artists and shared the same rooms and,  studio���he received a black-edged letter, which, upon opening and reading,  he cast down with adiscontented look."  "Another funeral to go to," he grumbled,'"and here axe my pictures unfinished and nextweelcissending-indaj'-r'  "Who is it now?" I asked. "Another  legacy, I suppose, eh?"  "Very likely," he returned, indifferently���he was so used to these things  j be scarcely took any notice of them now.  "It's Uncle Alexander Stephen. Did you j  I know him?"  , I shook my' head. "Have- heard of  him; never sa\v him," I said.  "J harelh"- knew hiin myself," Charley  explained���''at least, not since J was a  -boy. It's a rare bother, this, coming  just now. Such a long1 journey into the  country. I say, Jack, you liave,done'  your pictures and scat them in und have  nothing to do for a spell���couldn't you  go down for me?"  "What, in your name?" I exclaimed.  , "Yes, why not? It's years since 1  was among any of the set. Th:s letter  is from a Mr. Parchly, the solictor to  the will, I'suppose; he doesn't know me.  cYou are Jack Wiburn���it's only a difference of a Christian haine, and it's all  in the family, you know."  To cut the matter short, I had to  consent���as I generally did where  Charley was concerned.  I took the lawyer's letter, 03 a sort  of credential, and set out, grumbling a  good deal at what I considered Charley's  "cheek" in thus making use of me.' 'if  I had finished up'my work before- he  had it was only because I had worked  at it more constantly, and now,'instead  of reaping- the advantage in the sliape  LUCK.'   tlje open, manly 1 ool- fi,��� f I  I d-er g-ave back *�� ��� ?    Ul?/mc ol& sol- j  =eif to th5k of hS' <��UId r hrhlz ���y- ���A~*��A  fortune-hunter ^ Bch^*S oW I vantage of  Such good friend's did we three be  come that I lingerc* on in tho place for  a week, during which time I grew daily  more uncomfortable at the part'I was  playing. .At last I sought out Milly  one day,- alono, and confessed the truth  to her.  "I am not surprised," she said; "I  thought you were not much like the  Charley I used to know. But I am  sorry for you���sorry to think your  cousin should havo got that ��5,000,  while you were not even eo much as  mentioned." "  "Ah!" I said, with a sigh, "that is  Charley's luck���and mine. It is always the same���always has been, and  always will be, I suppose."   ,  I was thinking what' I dared not say  ���that,,, if that ��5,000 hod but been  mine, I could have asked her to bo mine,  too; whereas, now, with my poor prospects���well,,of course, it was folly even  to dream of such a thing.'  I watched her narrowly after that,,  but could see no difference in her treatment of me. ' ' '      .  I had written to Charley, telling him  of his good fortune, and that I was going to'stay on down here f orra few days;  but beyond a brief noto expressing won-  say before, it is  ���G ontlowoman.  he  says 1 merely took ad- 1  him; but t say, as I used to  all hi*?luck���and mine  -v  BREWERY.  Assessment TVorlc Contracts Taken.     .  Parties wishing to, havo assessment,  work done on claims in (lie vicinity of  Moyie, will do well to consult or write  'the undersigned for terms. Work-  left in my care will be promptly at-  ended to, and satisfaction w il be  guaranteed. S. A. SCOTT.  -O  -JJHEWKItS  OF  IN   .    KJ5GS'  AND  BOTTLES.  FINE LAGER   BEEK  AND PORTER . .   .  by (earn from  either Fort  Steele  on  the east, a distance   of   30   miles,, or  ,, from Kootenay Landing on   the 'west.'  , a distance of 60 miles, at a cost of from  three to six cents per pound. ��� Today  trains pass' daily   through   the   town,  and freight and passengers are  given  fair   accommodation.    One  year  ago  mail was brought to Moyie  in. gunny  sacks.    That from Fort Steele usually  came once   a   week,  but. the  portion  from Kuskonook   was  frequently -delayed for over a, month. * Today Moyie  has a  regularly  established  postoffice  and is enjoying a tri-weekly mail service, wi th'e very indication   of its being   converted   into   a   daily   service  fc'ithin the   next  30  days.    Quo  year  .ago  the  mines  of   Moyie   were   in   a  primitive stage of develop erne nt,  and  were  scarcely  knorni  outside  of the  district in which they were located,  Today they are oir the list of ���lieavy  shippers, are well developed and  rank  cuse for sending me off on a lugrbrious  mission like this; and Charley would,  no doubt', have a good legacy, too. out  of it! '  ,'T don't suppose it's much,"'he said  to me.    "Perhaps a hundred or two-r  hardly worth, going down    for,    you  'know!" "    ���  So I had to go���with no legacy in  view af all, small or large/  However, as I have, said, I set out for  the place���ir. was Devonshire���and in  due course I arrived at the little town,  r.nd_ put. up at a hotel for the night.  The f'meral was fixed for the following  day, and on inquiry I learned that the  house I had to go to was only a short  dtetance away. ]  The  next  df.y-  theh^foro,- saw    me  among the assembled guests.    T found  out  Mr. Parchly 'and feilent.lv showed  hurt  his   own, UiUii:    "Ah1,"'said    he,-  "vod  arc  Mr.-     Wiburn.    Very    good!  Gla^ to see y��y.-''   1 aid not r^ply, so  he concluded  livi! j- H-aa Charley Wiburn,  without Mvihii. said    anything  one way or the otJisr.  ���   But, when; after' Ifee funeral, the will  came to be read,- I foOnd Charley was  down for �� 5-000,   That made me think  ,    . - * ��� --����� ~"jv-v.v/'   j uut,xnaa& me tinnk  among the best mints of the country, j lt harder lines than ever that I should  One year ago there was neither a i ^ve had to come do"^ in hispiace.  church or a school in Moyie. Todav i m 7eatH" %Yas atrociously cold; the  th.-,���*,!!,. OoeVar .go thJi I S^"��S S ^TSfi  were ouly three boats on Moyie lake. ' felt cold and miserable. At the end  Today there are  close   to   thirty, and    ?i lhe rea-dill�� of the will I was mak-  the lake is known for miles   around -,s ' !?�� ���y way ��ufc to pet back to the hoteI-  when some one said:     "Mr.   Wilburn,  being a most delightful summer resort. But the lack of space forbids a  more lengthy list of the year's improvements, stiiiice to say that there  are various others.  I.-believe?" I looked around and saw  a stiff, military-looking old boy re*-  garding me with a smile through his  spectacles. "Charley,-" said he, "don't,  you remember me?" I thought to myself:    "Oh. now I'm in for it.   Here's  . . I        . "   -���--" 1X�� J-or il.    riere s  However, lor the year just'past   the j a mce mess���all through trying to serve  path  which   Moyie   has    traveled has i ?^Tley\. .Just .m3' bad  luck."    This  not been strewn   with  roses  emirelv.  The'Canadian   Pacific  .Railway  Company,   which   was  subsidized   by   tlie  people 0' OanaiLi to   build   the Crow's  Neat "load for fhe  development of the  country which it traversed   nnd   fov-ler  lhe industries which   had   sprung   up  along the line   of  the proposed   lo'ite,  refused to give ihe town of   Moyio the  accommodation*- which  it was entitled  to and  endeavored   lo    build   a   rival  town and kill   the  original   oue.    For !  a time this movement  on the part   of i  the railway company had 11   tendency I  to create a feeling of uneasiness on the !  part   of the   prospective   investors   iu !  Moyie.   But this feeling has "long since '>  become   er.tincl.     The   railway  company now fully   realizes   liui   mistake 1  which   it   malle   and   the  indignation!  which il created by its insane arid   un- j  warranted action,    ft has signified   its J  intention   nf   doing   the   light   thing'  by the people of Moyie and will in the '  near   future   grant   them the facilities >'  which they deserve.  Durimr the   past   year the   business  men of Moyie and   the   people ��� generally have stayed by'their home  paper  and assistedf il   magnificently.    There  .ia .-not ��� a   business    man   but.   fully  ���did his share in   advertising,   and   the  ��� residents of the town who ai'e not sub- j  scribers of'the paper could be counted  on    tlie, linkers' of one   han'd.;   This 1  is as ii should be. and   the 'publisher's I  of   1 nis   paper   duly   appreciate     .the  's. liberal -patronage.    As   time  on,   tlie    publishers   intend   to  many    improvements  on    tin  >, and with the hearty co-opera  public   it   will  feeling did not grow less when he said:  ">vfilly wants to speak to you. She  has been looking at you, ancl says she  can hardly recognize you for her old  playfellow." ("No wonder," T thought.  "It would be strange if she did.")  dor at whatever attraction I could see  thero at that time of the year, ho .had  said nothing and written no further;  not a word of thanks or of reference tb  his ��5,000 legacy.  Another week slipped bj-;, and I stUl  stayed, on. At tho end of that time I  was in such a state of mind that, one  day, nnd"ng myself alone with Milly, 1  ���blurted out my hopeless love for her,  and said I should go away at once, fori  felt that I could not possibly stay on  thero any longer. Milly, always quiet  and, self-possessed, remained silent  awhile, and then said, looking down:  "I think tyou had. better speak to  papa."  "What!" I rapturously exclaimed;  "do you really bid me hope, Mifly? Do  you really think there is a possibility  'of your father���" I stopped and shook  my head. "Alas, no!" I said, "such a  thing could not happen to me. It would  be Charley's luck, that���not mine."   .'  "Well," said Milly composedly, "they  say you never know your luck till you  try; but if you are too faint-hearted to i  try, why, of course���"  ^ "I'll go off and find the major and  liave it out at once,'" I burst out, j  And I saw him accordingly, and told  him the whole story, humbling apologizing for daring to ask for his daughter's hand, when, as I was bound to tell  him, I was not Charley, but Jack Wiburn, and I had 710 �� 5,000 legacy, and  no prospects in particular, and ' "no  luck!"  "H-m," said the mkjor. "how is it  Master Charley comes iu for all the  "luck' in this way?'4  "I don't know, sir," i answered, dole-- I  fully.   "He goes about more,and makes  himself more liked, .1 think, while 1���"  I hesitated.  "While you stick at home and work.  Is that it?" he asked;  "Well," I returned, "I try my best.  You see, I have nothing else to rely on--  pr hope for���like Charley. It's his' luck  ���and minel"  "However," said the major, *T have  been told you get your pictures hung,  and sell them, which is more than he  does.   Is that lack, too?"  To this I made no i-dpiy- i could not  see its relevancy; -    -  "Now, look here- jaclc Wiburn," the  major went on.    "I knew you were not  Charley Wiburn."(I looked up in surprise.)   "Milly told me; andlhav6inade  certain inquiries of my own, and I have  something to tell you.   The late Alexander Stephen W'iburn was a very old  and intimate friend of mine, and had  long ago set Ms heart upon Milly'a marrying Charley" (here I jumped up excitedly, but he waved his hand to ine, as  a sign' to be quiet).   "But he was determined that, if it came about af. all,  it should be spontaneous,   and    not  through any compulsion or unworthy  motive.    But in that .will you heard  read the. other day there was something  you did not hear���it was mixed up in  another matter; but it comes to-this:  That if Milly married 'his nephew,' he  HOTEL FOJl SALE.  The Lake .Shore Hotel in Moyie is  for sale. 'Tlie vbuilding is '26x52 in  size; has 10 bedrooms, bar room; ol-,  lice, dining room |and kitchen ; furnished throughout'arid in a, goud loca-  tion. .For further particulars apply to  Clayton, Manuki, & Co.,,  a     '     or"to' Nelson; '  J. M. LlNDSAV.'MOYIB.        ���    ,  Ordehs Promptly attendep to.  R. Rieestrer and Co.,; Props.  NELSON, B. C  FOR FINE  ,77"J  Is tho Only Cure  Specially' Prepared  FOR  KOOTENAY  Coug-hs and  Colds ..  . ��� .  Sc-ntMjyJMail 50 Cents."  B- Et: BEJ1TTIE,  Druggist-, CIIANHKOOJC, IJ. C.  ADDRESS  ',  ' ��� , ' ' .  California' T717"ixi�� Oo.  ...NELSON.  0RK  Try  a  Bottle  Prices Given and Orders  Taken on Everything in  The Printing Line at the  PATRONIZE  WHITE LABOR  v.   By Sending Your Work To tbe  Lake Shore Laundry.  <      "PHILI1-* CONRAD, Prop.'"    -  i�� **��� i  r  G00�� WORK. PKICJ-.'s'TREAeOSA BJ,E  LEADER OFFICE.  Fort Steele Mercantile  COMPANY, (MiUTED.)  KAMA  THE.LAKE   SHORE  'Barber Shop.  Next door to the Movie Leader office  W.  A. II.Y.VULTO.V, Prop.  We curry complete lilies of  Dry.G-oods,  Groceries,  Hardware.  WINES,   LIQUOJLtS   AND   CIGARS  T.V  M H01.B!i.M.B.  Begin the new year rightby  sending your subscription to  MOYIE,    EAST KOOTENAY, B. C.  The above, hotel has been recently erected, and neatly furnished through'  .but.  Cosy   and Comfortable,  Rooms  .The l>ar is supplied   witli   the  best   brands   of liquors   unci"  cigars.  Headquarters for' Milling Men.  Crft'iibrook,   ���   Fort Steele  Wardner.  When-  ix  "Jkanurooj*"   Cam,   at thi*  PIONEER  HARDWARE STO  Hi Li  -*��.#-  ASSATffiiK,  And see the largest stock in  East Kootenay. We have  everything '-"you require in  Bhelf and builder's hardware,  paints, oils* glass, stoves and  tinware. Tinshop iu connection.  G. H. MINER, Prop.,   CltAxnitook.  NELSOK,  n. G.  c  .^       ��� uu>uu^v. ij. one uiu.   ; ; ��� -���'"*j   ""*��   ..jlks nepucw,   ne  &he came up and shook hands, and | and ehe woro to have a certain sum  the moment I looked at her I simply fell j between them to begin housekeeping-.  helpJe.SK over head and ears in love | I have consulted Mr. Parchly upon this  then and there.   She. seemed to be tho I matter, and ho agrees with mo that, as  loveliest, most adorable creature I  had ever seen. A sudden resolve came  into my mind. .Rather than run tho  risk of losing the ehanco I now had of  speaking to her I would say nothing  about my not being "Charley," let the  consequences be what they might,  "Don't you remember your little  playmate, Milly?" said ahe, with, a  blush and an entrancing look of her  beautiful eyes. "Well, it's not so surprising, for I should never have known  Charley's name is not exprcr.ely men  tioned, and as he would not take the  trouble to coma down himself- even to'  tho funeral of his poor old uncle, who  had been so kindly disposed to him, if  Milly likes you well enough to have you,  you and she will be just ae muck entitled to tho sum set aside as if Master  Charley had marriod her, and I ani  sure I shall not object to the situation:  In tbe will the only condition is that  Milly shall marry 'his nephew,' and, of  If You  Want Anything  IN THE DRUG LINE OR  ASSAYJERS'   supplies,  Call on or write  W, P. TEETZEL & CO.,  XELSO.V. B. C.  you,  either,   if  Mr.  Parchly   had not , course, you arc as much his nephew as  pointed you out to me." '< Charley is.    Therefore I leave it with  Before T exactly realized what I woa MiI,y * if she flays 'yes,' I eay the same,  doing I was whisked off to Maj. Rain- and 5"ou wm both have something to set  field's house���as I found tho name of i UP housekeeping with."  Milly's father to be���to dine, calling at ��� N<> need to tell the joy with which I  the hotel for my evening "togs" on the heard ^ unexpected news, or the  w^" ���    j heartiness with which.I thanked ihe  I found  the major's house a neat,    kind-hearted major,  quiet-looking little place on the out- !     "P" (?"> off and tell Milly at Once '��� I  skirts of the town.   IJe lived alone with r Eai&; but I had iiot gone-fop "when he  bis daughter (his wife being dead), a   called me bock.  housekeeper and. one servant. Though i "You doirt a��k how much' voti will  everything was comfortable, there was I have to start hbusekeepki-TiiSn ��l��  that indescribable air that gave one   said. useiseepu-g, tipon,   he  the impression that they were not too j "What matter; wis Mnoe ton thhik  well off to regards this world's goods;   it enough?'* lansW-cl *  +>5��nCe \.Fas'n?t *��9 well., off; either,      V.H'in;  hut you  may as iwcfi knoii-  fo    *W f ,J0t'ha/��-^roubled ine; but   Yph.mlght hot thhtk H^^5?.       *' ,  SSJff* S^ ��f ��5'?��F J��W#- BPK"' ���   ���'fevTmiich te it, 4e^S^i  be     cr-,ar,,..r.',-.*  17..M   .Il.j-,.,1.;    .."1 ',:>��� ST.Jrv'iV'^��;:  iioiiieiiib'er it is bnF  MEIlOJIANf TAILOR,  ORANBROOK.  Repairing Neatly and Promptly Ex-  bcuted. Sjiocial Atlt-iition Given  to ilail Orders.  Suits  ifllade  to   Order.  CANADIAN PACIFIC  RAILWAY  --AND���  c  Soo    Line*  e   public   it   ^^Vshe^^rt  ���   i      j eyes, I felt ashamed of myself -nbr;  ���      'whop J .reciirrVI ihc- mr��1or, ono noted"  of the tunes.  ^aiiiev;  more than aJ|l) ahd i'fidjqpo  :j.And now Charley Won't apeak to ine  or to my wif^-f Gr Milly ahd I are m.r-  mmm  M  CANADA'S  NATIONAL  HIGHWAY  Tfie- Sliort mid Fa1-'  Koute to ami l-'ioin  KOOTKXAV  COUN'inV.  "//'  ;i"J9fci>i.i7HJJ!ii)isit'5xAJrs, riop.  t-Ugljj: hm Bditi   by Ih'e  Keg or lloxen  Pacific to the Atlantic.  Sleeping Cur Route. Totuist  Cars leave Seal tie daily for  St. Paul. Wednesdays for  Montreal and JJoston. Mon-  'Ijiys and Fridays for ToronLo.  First  Class Sleepers on  Main Line Train8'  all  in BioeMi  Outside Orders Given SLrictAttbbtitii).  Goiinecting1 Tri^weekly  via* Ma^leedj or via.  ��i^^iftj  w  A-.ill>/ r��r bHlbS. j��".��jiai'^Hi(J btlftifej itiekcld iill't  .    '7   frM.1.1. illlHHiiMVttiH Iii .fj-jfirblji. Lbcli!  Aj*bU!-.; IjF  ANi'jCl'abifT; 1$; j. COYLKi  T. V. A, Nelson. D. V. A., Vuiicovor'  He sure   our tlckcl. rciUIs Via  <:   I'. IM  JFIH  to  to  to  to  to  to  i ���  to '  to "pi  to   .  to  to   ,  i��  '"��  'I/  to  to  to  to "  i  ���  to  1  ^mm^ssiv^ssss^^ms^^i^^s^^^s^^^^^^ll^m.


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