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 T SI IE  ; ,'-.../  CHUISTlMAS EDITION.  KEVELSTOKE, B C, DECEMBEK -22nd, 1897.  Christmas.  Il"* this ijear'someiclitil anlicijxttn Christ-,  mas tt:ith our'Christmas number; bul llu:  holiday'.season is'fairhj within sitjht iind onr  fenders, rn tire sure, will welcome tlie visitor  thnt tells them Christmas is eomimj, thomjh  it has in,!, yet arrived.. In Iheninsl cordial  terms itie wish you all a Mei'rtj Christmas,  fdjn dun .lime, A JJappij New Vear.  ,.jy>  l'H  ���������.ye:  t.re  We  .A  YliARS  pass  by rapidly,  to lie sure.  Tt    seems  but yesterday since  the Christmas uf "'.Hi  was being celebrated with  Christmas   gifts    ami  Christmas  carols :   since  mends    were    taking  friends by  I lie'hand anil  wishing them nil the comments of the season ;   since youngsters  :ro dreaming "f Santa (Mans anel all his  vilsiires:   since   the   olel,   "lei   story   of  .thlchum was being tnld in every variety  phrase in'HImus'Vnds "f cliiii-i.-l-.es. and  in myriads of homes: since family, gatherings' without number, hailed Christmas  as the brightest day of all che year, and  since multitudes on the laat eve of-this  great Christian festival, raised their song  of gladness, with wliich Was mingled the  exalting, hope that thus they would all  meet in coming years. Hut the weeks  have passeel rapidly by, and Christmas is  again at the doeir before the echoes of its  last rejoicings; have fairly died upem the  ear. winter,'..with its gloomy rigour���������  and,it was gloomy and rigorous indeed :  spring, with its sunshine and showers, its  buds and its blossoms ; summer, with its  burning heats : and autumn. , with its  golelen fruitage���������all have come and gone,  se> that before we c.nilel well say of 1S'*7.  "Tt is new,'' it has-become' old. anei in a  few days will have disappeared entirely  anil for ever.      0  And so Clnistiiias has again come ronnel.  Christmas ' What memories are awakened by the wend . How. the distant: and the  near are brought into strange ami striking  contact1! How men's thoughts, wander  back over eighteen hundred years ar..!  more, and in imagination vet .once again  staiiel by the; cattle crib where was .'milled  in lowliness that, wondrous (l;ie. ������;!i i  lias been for all these in ter veiling centuries  such a power among the sons of men,  moulding their thoughts, refining their  feelings, elevating their ambitions, stimulating in every -way their varied energies,  and -awakening,' as well as retaining  among their countless myraids, a love  which many waters, could never quench,  ! which, for multitudes, has turned prisons  | into vestibules of heaven, made tortures  '; .welcome, and death itself, even in its  : most' repulsive forth, an humble servant  ���������.nay, an obedient slave, and at the same  j time a most welcome friend.  Birthday celebrations all over the world  and in all ages there have been many, and  ; these varied beyond estimate in character  : and concomitants. l!ut which of them  was ever like this celebration to wliich  j Christinas calls ? Which of them had ever  ! such variety in its details and yet such  |ien;husiasm and sameness in its essential  ; facts'! A few years at most have been  . sidticicnt to make any other birthday cele-  ; bration become obsolete and disappear.  i Who can now tell when William the Fourth  j was horn > Who'cares when our fathers  '������������������ kept, holiday while George the Third was  j King '. These old royal birthdays���������no  .doubt   once    welcomed    with   wine   anel  wassail, with1 thunder of cannon, and  shoutingsof throats���������have all died away  into the distanco'and have become as insignificant nnd ' unknown ns those of the  humblest shoutcrs who then looked for a  pot of beer to waken their loyalty anil  j loosen their tongues.  i     Hut somehow or other this one hirth-  | day never grows old, and its varied cole-.  | brat ions never seem  stale.    Varied and  i numerous groups still year by year join in  the angels' hymn-journey in thought with  the shepherds to see the great sight���������the  wondrous   Child   whose  advent,   visitors  I from the unseen had so strangely herald-  j ed, and  to bow,  with  Magi,   before  this  j lordly shrine.  i     All a myth !    Say you ?    If  so   it   is a  | myth the  mightiest-parallel  of or even  \ second to wliich the world has never seen  I one, and is never likely to see.   Humblest  ; of peasants, proudest of inonnrchs, wisest  | of. sages,  simplest eif  children, the rude  ; ami the refined, the tyrant, and biselriieige,  i the .statesman anil his tool, they who helel  the plough anil he who ruled the harvest,  the   smitten   and   the  smit.er.   the   pure  hearted   girl in maiden mcditatieiii fancy  free, as well as the most abject and forlorn  wreck of womanhood, in city streets anil  country i|uiet, the' grief-laiden and the  glad, the child of luxury, and the homeless outcast, tho honeirecl and the despised, the monarch on his throne and the  beggar on the dunghill, grey' hairs and  golelen tresses, man in all the heydey of  his glorious summer and man bowed down  and bent by hoary eld,-woman of all ages.  o" all ranks, and of all tongues, lisping  childhood and stammering, tottering age.  all, each, iu his and her own way with  more or less intelligence anil emotion,  turning aside tej behold this great sight  anil wondering.when not. adoring as they  caught anil catch the echo nf the hymn  that is old yet ever now, " ( Meiry to God in.  the Highest anil on earth Peace.".  Look at ih. think of it. explain it as best  you may.     It  stands  solitary and   alone  amid all the birthday festivals that, earth  has   ever   seen.      Alexander's,   C.i.-sar's,  Chai'oiir'gne's,    Napoleon's,     birthdays.!  What eif them all '!    Who cares?   Though  the; dust of all these  men went to form  ! the hung of ii beer barrel or to nourish a  jthistle,  who  would  mine! >    Their names  | erne..! made the world grow pale. 'F.venthe  I moral   they  now  teach   is   but   poor anel  ismail.    The human  tools they cast away  i by thousands ill order to pave their way  to what, at best, was, but a dream, perhaps loved them, certainly followed theni,  and no doubt died at their command.  I'.ut who cares for them to-day? Who  would shed a drop of blood for their  honor ! Who would spend a cent in  oreler to tell to others when their birth-  elays came round '  -<-   4-  1-  Tn contrast with all this whicli so casts  contempt on human glory, we have still  the stable and the crib iu liethleliem. the  young mother anel her infant son. the  head l.iiei low with the beast-- ui the stall,  the Magi with their gedd and frankincense,  the shining .Star and the lowly cot. lhe  remorseless tyrant aiidtheweeping Rachel,  all these and much'else'connected with  the Christ of Gen! have not become dim  and indistinct as the ages have gone by :  their memory has not even faded ; human  interest in them, far from becoming less,  ami gradually but surely disappearing,  was never greater than itis to-day, perhaps never so great. Never before in all  the past nineteen 'centuries, did so great a  number as-will on-the coming Christmas  think and speak of these and kindred,  matters, -with glowing, enthusiasm and  ever deepening interest, and that simply  because in one wav or another thev were CHRISTMAS EDITION.  !*&t&&������js&0^X  &���������-  :fe/  fey  ���������������i~-~---i  ������^<-uu^^^k :'&---s'W"  l^*A"l"5fc(-.'������\.*-.*':   -Jl'V!'//  vi.  "'���������itLff:  *������"_"? Tl is'   *���������  Ps5* *-t"i &       Z^ * *' ZI        ������r>   \  "'--'i*-".? .���������������������������^3!%i':"?i~1<'V":'���������:���������������������������.'-.������������������������������������ ���������:���������:������������������ ���������-;'������&-y----t"  ?'.-^.'.-:-^i*~s~sri"( ..���������-;:  V-rr3*a'-?,"'"��������� -'"���������"-���������  til\  j,;.������B_^_iX-TJ  ��������� ������������������*** -  T"*  .^., ,.r- J*P5  ������$?i&'\ *-^*.^-'  was   beginning to  , when my thought  whicli    had been  sense of hearing,  My Whistling; Neighbor.  o*- ^*    ' *-  and. ill t-i t- .own. have funnel themselves  strengthened aud encouraged amid  ! life's work aiid e-.-iivs, and have thereby  i been helped lo rise on "stepping stones  | of their dead selves to higher t lungs." ami  j rhoy will continue t-t elei so in   the years  tint; are to come.'  :      Christmas, wharever 111:13' be the varieid  ! opiiiions'abom the mere day, and whether  i or not ir, is the on y, on which  Christ  was  j really born, has coin-i with  multitudes to  i bin season 1if .blessed iiiemories. of nioni-  j ��������� >rios stretching far into the pest, of meni-  ' .iritis   gathering up  the 'varied details of  personal and family histories, e.f individual  .life, at once of failure and success, and so  t. it stand.     Whether the real day was in  ��������� lune or December matters now but, littlo.  !ii  the. one case as in the other Christmas  will lull  its own  history and   enforce its  own moral for those "who keep it whether  as a holy elay'or a holiday will elo so to  little purpose  unless t.hey cultivate that  love which they cntnmciii..rate and embody  their professions in wortlsof kindness and  deeds eif charity.  very   perceptible.      1  question as toils cause  recognized  an   agency  operative l.hroU'.,h the  though not before externally perceived in  consequence of my abstracted state.     My  neighbor   was   whistling  " Begone,   Dull  Care ! " '.."..  Now.    iu    my   younger   elays,    I    hail  whist led   and snug the air and words of  I* hael   moved   into   a    new j tin's cheerful old song hundreds of times,  Ilouse, situated about  ihe 1 and every lino was familiar lo memory.   I  '"e'en 1 re in a row of ten. all j listened, withpleasoil interest, for a little  -''run up together in hurried. ; while,   anil   then, as my changing stale  mushroom     fashion,    and j gave power to resolutions epiick  born  of  divided   from' each   other j better   reason,   I   saiel,  iu   my   thought.  Iiy    liarl.iiiniis    of   brick    so   thin    that j emphatically,   as  if  remanding   an   evil  sound   w-.as   only   a   little   deadened    ins spirit  lirst three j     '��������� I  the thin party walls,  on lhe other side.  from our neighbors  Something had gone  angry passions were in  passing through. For the  or four nights 1 was unable to sleep,  except in snatches, for- so ninny noises  came to my ears, original ing, apparently,  in my own domicile, that anxiety in-'ru-  garel to burglars was 'constantly excited.  Until on llio lirst iinel second, nights I.  m.-iele a journey 1 lirough the liouse in the  small hours, but, fnini'd no intruders on  my premises. "-Tlie.sounds that disturbed  me can'ie from some eif my neighbors, who  kept later vigils than suited my habits.  " Tliere. it is again ! "saiel I, looking  up from my paper, as f sat reading ou  the see,mil day after taking possession of  my new home. "That fellow is a  nuisance."     y  "What fellow.?" asked ..'iiy wife, .whose  countenance ..-showed surprise- at the  remark.    She was  either unconscious or  " 1'ogtino, dull care ! " And the liend  left me.  Then I spoke cheerfully, anil in a tone  of interest to quiet little May, who had  walked round me three or four times,  wondering in her little heart, no doubt,  what held her at a distance from her  papa, and who was now seated', by her  mother, leaning her Maxell head, - tinted  all eivor with glossy curls, against her  knee. She sprung at my voice, and was  in my lap at. a bound. What, a thrill of  pleasure tlie tight clasp cf her arms sent,  to my heart! Oh love, thou art full of  blessing !  From that moment I felt kinder toward my neighbor. lie had dolus - me  good���������had played before mo : as David  played .before'Saul,;, exorcising the evil  spirit of discontent.   There was no longer  ;."connected with the history.and  work of  that .'strangely magnetic: and-; wonderfully  human ., prophet who was" cruel led'- among  cattle and ���������crucified 'wilh thieves. ' .      .  '.'������������������  :.;:.-.���������,-,.--.      ;y       *-*     ;���������,���������.;-.;���������;:���������,:������������������'���������   y  y yMostinarvclloiis ot'.all I'arthly marvels  is all this,Un the understanding thai tlie  ���������Child thus born was properly divine.- .Marvel not the less, nay, if possible, greater  ���������far when iii.in try to account for [:ho.wholo  phenomenon on the .understanding.that  he .will earth  born anil human ��������� this-and  'nothing more.-'  .'.-.-.. No wonder .tlmt.. the exile of St. "Helena''  felt sad as he said." 1 slmllelm before niy  .day'and; niy body, shall go,10 corruption.  P.ut''who.will care? . The  Umpire  that is  ��������� .built'11 ji by aiiel resisun force.disappears.".  The Empire' of the* Christ which rests on  love was never so strong as it. is to-elay.  '���������.;���������'...-' -x   'y *^*~ ���������* - ' .-. - -;  I'.ut myriads who think  little or nullity  all about what Christmas tells of  l'._.thl._- ';.  -���������hem's wonders, eir of (lie'--hiUnite  variety���������;.'������������������  of   circumstances   and   feeiuig.  in   which-  men. have given thanks to I leaven for the ��������� ���������.  angels' message and-the*, angels', siuig.'h.-ivee!  yet somehow found, ami will this year iinel  Christmas: day one of the most notable of  all tin; year.   .Menu try  will''he busy:-.far  busier than   even imagination.     As tliey .  repeat mice more, " Christmas has come ';  again!'' the, days of either years wili. cine -  back.    The shallows of either Christmases  will rise from the  buried'.past,.'   -Tlie 'tl���������h, :  and the non-will mice nien-o -stand side 'be-;  isideji^'I'litj^sttuiHi.-ofy*'^^  been still will.again be heard,     Faces thatj  have   long   .since   been   dust,   will  in. iluj'-y  mind's eye. again put on all their . j J. i ;.  .beauty anil affect ion." In ul..ny, a ease *"'  "there* will   be  felt  something "_ik������ rim;  "touch of a vanished hand." Anil old. v,]d  davswill again appear as if tin*}*-were 1:1-'  deed ; the. .world's now. Who shall say'  *how many hard and harden,:d men ot tlie :  world experience af'siish n -i-j-mii iiiotv-,'  than ..ir* toiieh ..f suuugi.iy uuu'uiite.i ;'  teuieriiess." How many .s!..-e-l!'eolJ t-yos :.  have then at. least the wondrous t.Vetit.is: . _  of t.- it--. ; ��������� 'I.i ���������a_iy..ea.<e  pjnirii udes by   th ���������  , Ciu-;=,:ui is . .iimine.r;.^...���������.������.   lj:h"r:.v.> , j..i-l.i.i'y ',���������  THE FIRST REPORTER.  BIOS l-;.V"l'II Arabian skies.  Where earlli suii'iielylifs!  '.'till lan^'uiil N't'ilure si^lis  "      A pe;rf 0 med nil*;  Where! tiiouiit.s nn uitiuiil.-iiit.s.pile  . It.'.vontl histoiic Nile.;'  -Wlinso leitus blijeini-lii'^iiilc  The pilgrim tliei-e :  y,\\*he.re.-sinni's-H'enr.y lienei. ".:_  . I-'roinmil his tlt-si-rt.heel,  -linlh re.vi'l-e.nll.v-pltael :  :    l-'or:l|.;nyen's gi-ae;!!-  ; Upiin llii.t sti-ie-ke-ii lintel  .,  ' C^l' nilsi^ uliel .-nntl--"  "Hyjlsn ve'iniuie- Itiinil        '...''--i: '���������';���������  " ...  :A tlesert pliit.re :,  \\*lii.'ro .Sii'iii's wenry hentl  l*'rom enu,'lus eli-seri 1ii;l. ;  His orisons lintli Saiel.  ,   Towni'ils lhe; I'!nst  -|;iinl.;".-Mlii'li's \yill lie el.n_'i-.;y'"���������':������������������ '���������.."'  'Villi i.-nt-ll ft'lliniilli_: suli! p  Anil evt-t-.v f.iillifiil t.nt!���������    .        - .  ..".His tribe1 i'leienseei :-;;:  'I'lterc Mrs! reporler went   :  ,  On siileniliil mission sent,  '���������'rom thai Dark Continent   ,  .Of liiitinieil iiii"*, .4:.--  Tlt ill 1 e'l'vie!v.- 00 lei^rlt .   .  Thai leuiler. ever nic-h.    .  .NN'liore ban in.'i- in lite: sk^-':. '���������  They fnlliiweil tlieri-.  .\ V'tnnal .Stanley, he. -  Al.ill'.-I lla!..e'rililsiiii-si-a.  W'iio.-..'heart, like fjalilee.  Wllji pillsi.'li>s--ihelii:'-  A 11 im'aiiii,-s..*..!it !r_.-iil  (���������If Ihiil.' Kii.ypLiail niirlil  : Til et. iiuiili.-l in. their'lliuhl. . ...    ..  ;!'iiii.-e eliosK'.. mtrn.     .     :.  A i,\:v '.������������������-.y.'-iri.i..f. ;,.">. .,  -' Wiliiiii,'.l;..-is.* ,:oi::-;s ���������f b;,:e.  W'h'ei-e .-.{',:;-: nev.-i- I'ohih; -.; ..���������  . .'��������� ;':,. U..-1 j-r-*i:.s!iii-e! ��������� -.       -������������������������������������-  ���������'iiii.tha:.,:.:.si.-.T-:.;-..sY..i,.  vv'iti. r.-\.'.;-..-n: f....-:���������'���������in'-hii.'i     ;. :  Th'rri-s:t!v:,- ei'-y-.-r-* liis i.;o.i      '���������  'r!iai'H,.;'.r.-;-.v p:i.-usj!.  .-i^,.l-..i.  T!t'.- M--i.rk lit) iiV.r. '-.^for.- -  K-say,;.. 'j!i-.i,y-.--.-y..rt---  '. 'n;': ;,..--.;._.:.��������� Ijm-.x,    ���������  Th.'tt. tn-..,i,. ry ,,:. Tji.oo.-i'nl ;  Of -!V.-i-T ,,_:.��������� r.:;y,-:in).i  ft- inysi.,;r.-;s ,,,'.-.('.,... ;.;  : Aii eji_,".-i tfO,_.ky     _  An.l -n; In. iti-,-..--. irr.'-.i! h'.'i_.-bi  'liyiifarii Any.mi, 1,,_-���������:.:-;,  A iri ie"'.,'ii, ���������: -i ,!-���������.:.<jy:."  '���������.'���������        .    Orif-i'a . .^ii's-i-Votvi.'  -  'l'i;e-ii'-i: i-.::i'7r--..-: v.!-.^.iU-H!  .   Tilt! _-'f:ri!t- '-f iiiiiil it> ;..l'i- OiiT I:  Aii.l fnjiii ���������!.;- '.\| v.!������;,r.!.r!',!j'-^i  11 n a'"Vet'.'..i by- the circuiiistance - that  : hoya-d my s.-nsitive! ears.. ���������'.';.  ..."'.r.t.ji't you hear it ?" said i.    ':  ,.!" Hear '.vhat!". '  :"���������" Thai everlasting whistle."  j a lepolleiit sphere, and soon all  my little  j ones were close around me. anil happy as  in other times with their father.  i      \fter they were all in  lied,  and T sat  I alone with my wife, the circs that *'infest  wrong there, and  the ascendant-.  " How very disagreeable!" I remarked.  "The man's a lirnte ! " said my wife,  emphatically. "He does nothing, it  seems to nie, but wrangle iu his family.  Pity that he hadn't something of the  pleasant temper of our neighbor on the  other side." ���������  |  "That i.s a more agreeable sound, I!  must confe-ss," was my "answer as thei  Holes of "What Fairy like Music steals [  over the Sea" rose sweetly 01rt.hu air.  "Far more agreeable," returned my 1  wife. "���������"'.'.'��������� '  " He plays well on his instrument," 1  said, smiling. My oar was following the  notes iu-pleased recognition..- We stood  listening until .our neighbor passed to  another air, set to Mrs. Hcman's beautiful words " Come to lhe Sunset Tree."  To a slow, soft, tender measure the notes  fell, yet still we hoard them With singular  distinctness through the intervening wall,  just a little miiflled, but sweeter for the  obstruction.  "The: Day is past iinel none.  The wooeliiian's nxe lies freei,  . Anel the reaiiur's work is elone."  My wife recalled those lines from her  memory, repeat ing "them in a subdued,  tranquili/.iiig tone. The .air- was still  sounding in our ears, but we no ioiiger  recognized its impression on the external  senses. It had done its work eif recalling  the beautiful Fvoning Hymn of the Switz-  er, anil we repeated to each cither verse  after verse.  ���������"Sweet is tlie hour of rest.,  1'IeiiSJ.itit lho weieiel's low sit_;li,  Anel lhe i_:Ii'iuiiiii[jr of the west,   :.  Anel Ihe.lurf \vhe!i;eon we; lie.  y  Wlie-'h lhe hurtlen iiiidthe ht.-.-il. __  .01* lalmr's litsk are o'er.  Ami kintlly voices greet ;  The loveel one at t ho tieior."  To which 1 added ::  " Hut. rust., nieiro sw-oet tintl sl.ill    -"��������� ;'.:-���������  "'riiiin eveii-iiitrhifnli jriive,  Oiirlonuiun ln.'iu-ts.shall IIII     .  In the worlel heyonel lhe urnvc.  .  j..      . There shall no tempest blow..  ,;, .; :  No. scorching iition tiele heat:_ y  ir:c.'-y There! sliiill'ln! lieVmore snow,' ; -V/ '  ���������'.-'i-   :.'   -Nei,we!ary. wiiiiilerinic feeil.; ....'-.-..���������'  *    y Anil we lift, eiur li-itsfini!; eyes; .,:  .:,--   . I'*roiii I he hills- 611 r fathers troel...  .���������-.,��������� :Te> tlie.iuictof Iheskitw��������� -'; ..  , ''-Tei the Siibliiillfeifoiir line!."  .All was/iiow still on liofh sieles.. . The  harsh discord of ..our scolding neigh bbr  luid ceased.���������-���������-aiid.' bur' whistling neighbor  had warbled his 'goodnight melody,' which,  like a pleasant' llower growing near iin.  unsightly object, and .-interposing a veil  of beauty, lind.removed if. from our consciousness. "��������������������������� ������������������.���������';:��������������������������� .y^-y -  . Tt was ,-i long f.iine since I hiid felt so  peacefur on retiring as when my head  went down, upem its |lillow-^rthanks to my  light-hearieil neigh heir, ali whoso, ivliistling  propensities'.,I wa'.Vinclined: in the begin-,  ning to be aniieiyed. .Iliiti foi1 hiin I should  Jiav'o goiie to rest with,the harsh discord  of niy scolding neighbor's voice in niy  oars,mid been ill atdiso with inyself and  the world.yiOn what seeming trilles h.-ing  our states of .mind ! A word, a look, a  tone of music, .-iiliseeirdant jar, will.bring  light or sliiielow, smilesVir le.-irs.  .. '  On tlio next iiieiriiiiig, while dressing  myself, thought reached forward over the  day's anxieties,-anil- care began drawing  her 'sombre curtains ���������'around 1110. My  neighbor was stirring 'also, 'and,',lik'o the  awaking bird, tuneful in sweet matins.  "Day on, the Mountain's'" rang out  cheerily, -.-followed by .-���������.'���������' Dear 'Suminor  Morn ; " winding nil'-.with " llegone, Dull  Care !." and' the . merry : laughter of a  happy child which had sprung into his  arms, tind -was. being smothered with  kisses. "' ���������"<:������������������ .. =  T���������l'lip-oloud���������thTitf-'was1  music," which hud been almost dumb in  my wife for a long period, wtis gradually  restored. Old familiar ditties would  break suddenly from her throat as she sat  sewing, anil I would often hear her singing again from room to room, ns in the  sunnier days of our spring-time. As for  inyself, scarcely tin evening passed in  which I was not. betrayed into beating  time with my foot to " Auhl Lang Syne,"  -'Happy Land," "Cumin' through the  Kye," or " Hail Columbia," in response  to my neighbor's cheery whistle. Our  children also caught lhe infection, tind  would couiiiienco singing on the instant  our neighbor tuned his pipes. Verily he  was our benefactor���������the harping David  to our Saul !  " Vou live at Number TilO, I think,"  said a gentleman whose face was familiar,  though I was not able to call his inline.  We were silling siele by side in  the cars.  I answered in the allirniative.  " So 1 thought," he replied. "1 live  at ol-l���������seconel door east."  " Mr.' Gordon."  "Ves, sir.; thai is my inline. Pleasant  houses, but mere shells," saiel he. Then,  wilh a look of disgust em his face,  " Doesn't lhat whistling fellow between  us annoy you leriihly ? I've got so out of  all patiimce that I shall cither move or  silence! him. Whistle, whistle, whistle,  from morning till night. I'ah ! I always  dctcst'eiL whistling. It's a sign eif uo  brains. I've writien him a note twice,  but failed to senel either time; it isn't  well foepiarrel with 11 neighbor if you can  pit."  Ml   doesn't annoy  nie at, all," 1 ans-  j weroel.     " liiiloed I rather like it."  " Vou   elo?    Well,    that  .lust  what my wife says.'1  " First-rate for the blue devils,'! IIml.  I'm indebted to'our whistling friend for  sundry favors in this direction."  My new acquaintance looked at me  curiously.  "���������'You're not1 in earnest," said he, a  half-amused smile .breaking through the  unaniiable expression which his face had  assumed.  "Altogether in earnest. ; and T beg of  you not lo senel him that note. So your  wife is not  annoyed ? "  " Neil she."  " Is she musical ?" 1 inquired.  " She was : but of late years life has  been rather a serious matter with us, tuul  her singing birds' have died, or lost the  heart for music.''  " The history of many other lives,'  said I.  The man sighed faintly.  " Has there been any recent change?'  I veuliiri'd 10 inepiiie."  he  is  .singular '  " In what respect ?" he asked.  been  voice  fr  tlie  ���������"lie  A sail ie piayi.-'l over my wife's j the day" 111 idea new assault upon nie, and  l>..es ir.'.uiuoy you ?":. \ ignroiisly   stiove   10   regain    their  t:'r wiy rhat.-'I ain particularly an-   euipne 111   my   mind.      I   felt their  ,' ���������:���������: y.-t '������������������; but I ���������shall' be if it's to.  pioiches.   .mil   the  gradual   rcceilin;  lost  ap-  ���������if  {iitnei'iim  ...-ssaijUy-  ���������hoiigli!.:-  A   nVui : whistles  and; this    very  for  irom  rilas a  aui.,4f.  '.Will   ���������������������������"  '"UU"'  1 ny . w i  ' !i'''^*:'  "iviiuii;  ; neighb  : ������ L.l',   I  au  : iiefighiiof ���������  lii'i.ril .'.iin  ; ll.-s    ,. r"    ;.'  days' oi.H'.*i  in it th em *o gn.'.e f* -��������� r !>,'<-. for'want of Use."  I .lie) ii'.;..answer. \>'i^:vent i'm -.vith'my  reti'lin;.;. si.em.eii, if ii'iV re.;..-neiiiird teiiny  whisf.|ii������g"m*iglil.or,-'  I'.iisine^s iiiii!*'.'r-- .aiirii^'.;.! mc  ttii! day. anel J tei.*: inooiiy ami 1!  as.'f t.-ok'-'my.icmirse homoward :  fali. ��������� f was not leaving my '.-ar.!,-  riot" s.jysiiri'. of  that,  , - iiite-rrnpiiiig   ine,  ' ���������.ri'litiy. -' 1    Wi.'til'i   :���������.  i-xilln-riin!   fee!  sunny '.v:iii;���������..r,  'aid,  .-aiinot be  1   tlie   ..tbtir xitit-. '  '.���������htstti. ;' iiii! hi,< sc.  it i'i.    illid.     jeidgtllg  II,   hi'   I-,  Mot   iii  vat n  * remarked  "thn 'pout!  ty; tha* he*;;  ingi*.'   tiiiri  ih. tbnibt. ; '  saiei of ejiir j  IVt: iievc-ri  leling abili   .  from r.woi  :eiy ?.q'|������er- \  el :  t.iirm  5]-res:  t  nigrit-  byhind  llefoi's shutting my accajm..  %0 -%a- <���������>  ���������J-rJLi-'-  J  ���������+ * 1  . i 1   /��������� "      y ������  III  anel iocktrig my fire-proo"   I. ht-'i e'l.-aeiu up.  ; a bundle iif troubles to  carry:' Sway'ivieii  i rhi!,   and . my shoulders   stooped; ii-'.iieath  "the: 'iiirden. ' '.   " ���������  '.-' T did nor. bring sunlight, in to. my d'.vt.l-  ���������i.i.ing -as .[   crossed,   v.-ith  titill, 'ieiiberate  ; steps, its threshold..    The Hying feet that  i sprung   along   tile   hall,   and    the   ������;agt;r  "i Voices -.hat,  rilled, smlde:u*y, the; .air in  a  : swi-iei. taimub. of soonef ai I entered!. >.-.rei  1 quiet and hushed in a little; while.     I 'li'l  : no.srep!.l toy |)('e'ii'.'i:-i|oiii!S, for.thejy wen;  l.vijry e|e;ar to my lieiirty    but  birel.a ������|.t  rmt.  ; sing joyously except in thesuiishine, anel  my   prcsnnc"!   had   cast',  a  shiidowl;'    The;  songs e.f my liemie;  )>ii''U:.elit������l into fitful  chirpings -they   sat  .quiet   among    tho  branches.     I saw this anil understood the  reason.    I e:onele;mne;el myself;   I r������!i-.oti_.tl I elie.-el away  against tho folly of bringing worldly cares [ neighbor.  cheeifu! thoughts with every advancing  fact! step 'tliey made. In my struggle lei maintain thai tranepiility..which so stlengthens  the* soul fo"' work anil duty I iiiose and  ivalke'el the Moor. '.My wife looked up to  ni!.*'.with inquiry on hci"f.'ice. Then she  let: her eyes fall ���������upon her uoeillu-.work.  aiiel aK I gliinccel teiuai'd her at every tin 11  in my walk, I saw 1111 expression of temler  concern. on hei- lips. She understood  that, I "'as hot, al, ease! in my mind, anil  tho knowledge troubled her,  " (low wrong in  1111!," I saiel, in self-  rebuke.  " thus' tei.lnt idle brooding over  riVorfs outside*, things, which such brooding  can   in   110   way clfcct,   trouble the peace  ot hoiiit- ;."   and   I maile a new eH'orl.  to  rise; again into a Runnier region..   I'.ut the  liend had me.hi his clutches  again, anil I  I eoulel- not   release myself:      Now   it   was  : that my David caine  a now   to my  relief.  : .Suddenly his cletu-'notes rang out in the  i'air'.- " A way with Melancholy."  i      f carinejt fell which  worked the instant  : re'vulsieit: of feeling thai, caniej ���������t he chee*r-  : ful air,  the words of tlie; song which were  !������il|e:ei to remembrance; by-the air, or the  i HH-.e,i:iation������   '>f  by-gemo years   that,  weie  I reviv-el.      I'.ut  the Hpej.l  was potent anil  ��������� complete'.     I -was myself iig.ui'i.  u   During- tin;   e-vemihg   the   voico of my  ; ���������t/iit; broke out several times into snatches  I of song     a thing quite iiniisu il of late, for  : lifi;'������ soI.er realities iinel t.al*"ii   the   music  ; from   her as  well  as .from  Inn  husband.  We we;re; growing graver eveiy 'lay.      Ir  j was pleasant to hear ber Mnte-toni'S .-ig.iin,  j very   pleasant,   and    my   cur   hearkened  I lovingly.      The; cause; of this fitful warbling I recognized each  time as the notes  T'hoy wero responsive to our  ,-tks.  Sjfrf' ''  ll.lt.II.  Til":   I'lll.Vejl"   ei]-   WALKS.  into thu home saint'.nary ; [ eiieleiavoreil  tei rise 0111, of my gloomy st.iile. I'.,it,  neither philosophy nor a sclf-eeimpolliiig  eflbrt, was of any avtiil."  I .'was sitting With  shading my fact; freim  conflict, with myself, w  sciruiH '!eif a lifling of  were arotiuil me, ami 1  tion.    The change .was  my hand partly  the light, still in  11:11 I became cem-  the sluulows that,  of a freer rcspira-  slight,    but still  I eliel not. t,ht!ii rem.-trk upem the cir-  cuiiistunco. One reason of this lay in the  fact that. I had spoken lightly of our  neighbor's whistling propensity, which  struck mo in tho beginning as Vulgar:  anil I eliel not care tei acknowledge myself  so largely his debtor as I really was.  We were in our bedroom, and about  retiring for the night, when loiui voices,  as if in strife, came discordantly through  .   "ii  my  brow passeel 1ti way, and 1 met my wife and  children .-it the breakfast-table with  pleasant smiles.  In a few elays I ceased lo notice the  whistling of my neighbor. It eiui'iiiueil  as usual ; but, Inul grown to be such a  I hing of course :is mil lo lie tin object of  thought. Hut lhe client remained, showing itself iu a grail ua] restoration of that  cheerfulness which care, and work, and  brooding auxiely about worldly things  are so   apl   lo   produce.     The  "voire eif  then  singing biids ? "  A new expression ennio suddenly into  thi! man's face.  " Why, yes," ho answered, " now that  I think.of it. ��������� Theie has been some low,  lilfill warblings. Only last, evening the  voice of my wife stole out, as if half  afraid,' .-ind trembled[it' littlo.while on the  wolds of au olel song."  "The air of wliich our neighbor ������as  whistling a I, Ihe 1,1* mo," said I.  " Right, as I live ! '* was my companion's exclamation, afler a pause, slapping  his ham! on his knee. I could baldly  help smiling at the look of wonder,  ainus mi'iit, :ii 1 cl conviction that blended  on his face.  " I wouldn't send that, note.''- said I,  meaningly.  " No, hang me if I do ! 1 must study  this case. I'm something of a philosopher, you must know. If our neighbor  can awaken the singing births iu the heart  of my wife, he may whistle till Ihe crack  nf doom without hindrance from inc.  I'm obliged to you for the suggestion."  A week aftei Hard I met him again.  " What about the singing birds?" I  asked, smiling.  "All nlivi'3again, thank God!" He  answered wilh a heartiness of manner  I hat caused me to look narrowly into his  face. It wore a heller expression Ihan  when I observed it. last.  " Then you didn't send that note ? "  " No, sir. Why. since I saw you I've  actually taken lo whistling ami humming  oldliines again, and you can't, loll how  lunch better it makes me feul. And the  children aro becoming as merry and musical as 01 idcest-i. Our friend's whistle sets  theni all a-going, like lhe* lirst signal-  warble of a bird .-it day-dawn that awakens  the woods to melody."  We were oil our way homeward, and  parted at my own door. .\s 1 entered  "I Ionic, Sweet Home" wns '.pulsing in  lender harmonies on the air. I stood  still and listened until tears fell over my  cheeks. The singing biids were alive  again in the heart of my wife also, and 1  said "Thank- Gml !" as warmly as my  neigh bor-had-u tiered -tho -wnrds-,1���������little-  while before.  Wimx an actor, named Woodward, lirst  played Sir .lolin Unite, Garriek was induced, from curiosity, perhaps jealously,  to go and hear him. A few clays after,  they met, ami Wood waul said to Garriek,  " Mow-did you like my acting in that  part ; I thought I struck out senile beauties in it V"  "And I think," said Garriek, " that  you .struck out all lhe beauties iu it."  "������������������"'���������-���������"���������"t't   r. ���������m   -0m  THK HUKE AND DUCHESS OF VORK. CH1USTMAS EDITION.  SI.'1'NK   IN   XOIlTHBItX   OXT.VIIIO.  T  GLOAMING.  I--IIOM  TI1K IlKUMAX  OT 'CICIKTIIK.  WII.iO.IITtltiwnwnrtl softly lloitlellr:  All. einee near, seems dim anil fur :  lliich aloft now faintly j_,-li-ninclh,  l'lileiiinl elenr llie evenini; sl.ir.  All in eluublfeil -li.iilnw i|iin\ ets ;  Ij'p.iinl up I he-low iiiisi- creep;  llown. lhe lake, 'nntl elecpi'-t tliu kni'-������.  IMirieiw int.: tl.u kness. he������s. asleep.  On ihr eastern stj appearing.  Lu! the' union. In-iirlu. pun-, ami elenr;  -slender willenis' w.i\ in-t hr.uu-hes  fa'port upeni tin; w.tteis near.  Tlu ouch the pine fill. Ilitlinu- -.hailow*.  (Juiver- bulla's manic shine :  Thrtimth lhe'eye- Ihi- fre-lmcss -tenluii,',  Steals inio llu- he,.i I of liiiiie.  The Settler's First Grist.  iiv _toiu:iti' .srm.wt.  e;i!Ai'i'i;ii  i.  . a tempestuous  voyage neioss  the Atlantic in  the fall of 1S17  seven families  of immigiaiits  settled ou the  south bank of  the St. Lawrence, nearly  opposite the  "\ illtige of Lancaster. With  one exception, they had come fiom the  Isle of Skye. and they named thou-settlement .after their Scottish hirt hplaee whicli  was not altogether iirippropn.ite, for the  strip of laud they had taken possession of  was so completely surrounded by swamps  as to be, in a sense, an island. Apait  from two or thiee of their number who  knew a little Knglish. they spoke Gaelic  and Gaelic only. Thi-y brought naught  beyond strong aims and great endurance  of privation, and their training as crofters  and fishermen  was of little  use  in  their  the waves were beginning to break, but  the darkness and rain prevented her seeing many yards. In her agony of apprehension she shouted, in the hope thai the  missing ones were near ; from the stormy  waters came no reply. I'.iclding her  children, who had followed lier. to go ami  alarm the neighbors, very soon eiery  soul iu the small settlement was by her  side, talking rapidly in Gaelic and excited  by suggesting what ought tei be done.  They were all agrceed tliat if the canoe  was on the lake when the storm bins! sh.-  was lost, ar.d that the sole hope was lhat,  she had not left the other shore. The  only other canoe tliey had. was no larger  than the one that was gone, and to  launch it in order to search the hike  would be to add to the calamity. All  that could be done was to build a boiilire  o'n the most 'prominent point, to guieie  the missing canoe if within sight, nud  hope for the best. Laying his hand ou  Mrs. McDonald's 'arm, as she stood wistfully gazing on the now foaming waters of  the lake, the oldest man of lhe settlement  said, "Come with us out of the cold tuul  wet; wc can do no good here." Gathered in the shanty, the Iiie wtis replenished  until it mined in lhe .ample chimney, and  the neighbors talked hopefully to the  family and de.sp .lideiitly nun nig themselves. When the hope that lhe storm  was only a passing squall was elissipated  by its settling into a gale, under lhe  inlhieiice of whicli the wales lashed the  sandy beach with a rutir so iippilling that  it stilled the gro.iniiigs of the finest, the  men agreed among themselves lhat .McDonald and his sou weie at the bottom  of the lake, and their hearts grew sore  for those whom they believed to be widowed and orphaned by the calamity.  Fighting with her fears, Mis. McDonald  tried to persuade herself all would come  light, and assumed a complacency she  was far from feeling. ''Often,'* she  remarked, "has my husband been out  worse nights than this in Scotland, and it  is not going to be said that he who could  - ^^S-auSi-UU  ' '. I ~ *3��������� .U''-<&������$i&J  TWO  \ i; \ It:  new surroundings. An untrodden  wilderness of forest hemmed in their  shanties, w Inch wore placed by the edge  of the St. Lawience, and ou tho other  side of the great, river were their nearest  neighbors, who had shown them the  greatest kindness. Highlanders like  themselves, the people on the Glengarry  side of the river had taken a lively interest iu the new comers, had made bees to  give rheiii a fresh start in life ; ctossed  over the ri_ver_to__nho_w__thein_ how__to_fel 1_  tiees, build shanties, and make potash,  and when spring came, had with true  Highland generosity, lent them seed and  assisted iu brushing it iu and planting it  ainid ihe stumps of their clearings. In the  black mould of the virgin soil the potatoes grew with au abundance thai surprised the Skyemen, though their astonishment was greater at the luxuriance of  the Indian corn, wliich they saw for the  til st time, and the excellence of the wheat.  When the latter was threshed, the next  step was to get it ground. Their nearest  mill was at Williaiiistown. iu the county  of Glengariy, and to reach it involved a  fatiguing journey. It was a bright morning, in the I'nst week of October, that one  of the Kcttlci.t placed a bag of wheat in a  canoe to go to this mill. Tt wns his lirst  grist���������the first in his life of wheat���������and  lie looked tit the bag, as he deposited it  carefully in the bottom of the canoe, with  satisfaction not uiniiiiigled with honest  pride, which was sluicd in by his wife  and children, who came to the water's  edge to see him oil'. Assisted by his son.  a handsome young fellow, the piddles  were dipped, and the bout was soon skimming Like St. Fiancis, for so the expansion of lhe St. Lawrence between Cornwall and Coteati is n.lined. When halfway across they paused to rest, anil as  tliey view eel the imhlo sheet of water  embedded in a setting of brush whose  bright colors glowed in the shimmering  sunshine of a true Canadian fall day, thoy  thought they had never seen anything  more be.iutilul. ���������' And the best of it is,  Allan, that the water is fresh and not salt,  and," fixing his g.i/.e ou his shanty, whicli  could be dimly discerned beneath the  trees, "tliu land is our own, and there  will be no lent ro pay at Martinmas."  When they got to the mill they found  tliere were other customeis before them,  and having to wait their turn, it was  neai ly dark when their canoe passed out  of the river Raisin into Lake St. Francis  on their homeward journey. The sun  had set behind a cloud, anil though the  lake was calm ils surface had an oily  appearance ��������� both signs of a coming  change. They had rowed far enough to  lose sight of the shore they had left,  when a slight swell of the water was  noted, and immediately afterwards the  hollow sound eif approaching wind. Both  practised boatmen in the Old World,  they knew what these signs meant.  " Had we our old boat, Allan," said the  father, "1 would not care for the squall  that's coining, but this cockle-shell will  not stand a rough sea. It may soon blow-  over. Yonder I think I see the light  your mother has set in the window to  guide us. We will, hurry before the  waves get big." Uigcd by their stiong  arms, the canoe flew over the hike, but  swifter cune the storm, and before many  minutes a violent gust, of wind, accompanied by pelting lain, bitist upon theni.  Like all shallow sheets of fie.sh water, the  lako was quickly beaten into a fury, and  waves  huge enough  not merely to  toss  the boat but to drench its occupants were  coursing over it.    The clanger of swamping was imminent when the father's skill  averted it.    Directing his son to stretch  himself full length in the' bottom of the  canoe, using the bag of flour as a pillow.  it   steadied   under    the   living   ballast.  Then,   taking   his  place at oue end, the  father brought lhe other bow on to the  wind and, skillfuly kept ir, by a vigorous  use   of  the  paddle, to a  line   with   the  waves, so that the canoe bie.istetl theni,  and   they slipped under it, hardly ship  [ling a drop of water.    The fury  of the  squall soon passed, and was succeeded by  a gale which blew  steady from the west.  With that fine respect for parents which  chiiracteriy.es   Highlandi'is.    Allan    had  oU'ered  no suggestion,  obediently doing  what his father ordered.    When he heard  him  say to  himself   "My Goil,   we  are  lost !" he exclaimed :   " No,  father,  the  storm   will blow   by,  and   we will then  make our way home this uight yet."  '"Ves,   the storm will blow over,  but  where will we be then ?    You forgot, my  poor   hoy,  that the lake ends in Lipids.  and we are hurrying towards them as fast  as   wind and  \\:ivu can drive   us.     Your  mother and your sisteis and biotheis will  have sore hearts to-morrow."  Alhiiijiad not   thought  of the rapids.  Ou their way up from  Montreal he had  seen them, watched their foaming surges.  anil knew   their canoe  eoulel not  live a  moment among them.     The thought t.f  death was bitter to him. and as the hours i  passed and they went drifting flow nwards,  amid the storm and darkness towards the  jaws of the dreaded danger, his heart was  filled   with   anguish,   not alone  for   his  mother, his brothers and sisters,  but for  her with whom he  had secretly pli  troth.  "Allen, 1  will  shout to  you  see the nipiels.     .lump and try to make j light the Atlantic is  i.i vim. -ini;iu yiu!.m;i:k li.ivs oviiit ahain.  and see  that the   lire  is blazing on tin  point���������and we must keep cur composure. ' am  What is that?" I song  Closej to the dwelling rose a prolonged , splir  j you haio jusl levenleel to us he is. isj.ilive ' water had c.ikeel   ' well.     Il is Ins voice singing the boat  ; of lhe Isle of M isl,  ���������iul   I hear th.-  f   oats."     Anil   so it   was,    for  howl, beginning at a low pitch and rising j now clear .mil strong came fie m  the lake  to a piercing climax, the sound of whicli ; the wouls of the Gaelic song, and seam  blanched every face.    Those ncaiest the ' keen "eves   could   see   ihe  the shoie, for il may be near, do not  trouble with me, or we both will be lost.  Mi? a good lad tei your mother, anil tell  her ami your brothels and sisteis my last  thought was of lliem."  Ult M'TKP. II.  .Mrs. McDoualil had tidied up-lhe one  and only room of the shanty, aud wni  exp-'ding momentarily the arrival of her  husbind ami son, when she was termr-  struck by the sudden sound of the .-qu ill  from   the  ou which  the ouiside layer, leaving the iem.uniler quite elry. The ilour  wtis o.vtmineil with iiiti'ic*t. being the  Mist from wheat grown in the settlement.  "Well," exclaimed the paliiarch. "it  is time we weie in our beds, though it be  now good daylight, and we will go io  sleep with thankful In nil-. And you,  Mrs. .McDonald, we w Uh well to. for you  have this moining found not only ;he son  that, was lost, but a daughter ye.u did not  know of, and a good girl she is. too.  There is plenty of land heie for all. and  we will build them a good hou.-e and  holel our New Year in 11. and. please  I Cod, we will not again lisk life in these  French cobbles of canoes, but bui.'el a big  boat."  And so it came to pats. The New  Year beheld Floi.i and Allan made one  with a meiry-niiiking that became a tra-  ition in the settlement, their Glengarry  friends coming o\er to it m a diove. and  bringing two pipers to supply the music,  and when spiing came a boat, large  enough toeairy half a dozen bags e.f flour,  was launched in the cieek beside the  shanty of William Mcl'hee.  iu it bit fresh-water loch~in Canada  be sure tliere was a winding-sheet in the j incuts the howl was lepealed.    "Pooh :'  c.uiille last night, but that did neit signify. ! exclaimed   a joung   man,    "it  i.s only a  seeing it was niaile from the fat of a wild | wolf."  deer,   and   not   from  that  of a  Clnistian'     The incident broke the tension  of sus-  shcep.     Not   one  of  my  family,   and   it | peiisc. and one after another began telling  goes far  back.   Mi.������    "  ~  without the wraith  McGillis. ever dieel  if Inn linn, our forbear, who was Laiul of. Gleiiish, being  seen, and it is not lo be saiel he failed to  warn  me when  my   husband  and ehlesi  among   the  trees,    I lurrying  house, she stood on the beach,  son weie near their  afraid of them. They  nun-low��������� Donald,  like  end. I inn not  will be heie toil   good   man,   go  A    I'lllMi;   I'AltTY   OX   THE   l'OI.K   IIAII.W'AY   NK.l It ��������� TllfllO,    N.  THE   ONLY   l'OI.K   I'.AII.WAY   I.V   1'ANAHA.  stories of their olel life iu Skye, having  mine or less bearing on the absence of  those they waiteel for. Thus the boms  woieaw.-iy, ami it was noted with satis-  .faction that al the tiun of lhe nighl lhe  , gale broke ;ind speedily died away. The  j waves still niiKtoo high for the canoe to  lhe launched toatii-mpl to gain the other  j side eif the lake'ami make enquiries, but  | ihey weie fulling fast. When il wns  iigiecel it weiuld be safe logo, the seltleis  again gat hei ed mi lhe beach, which wns  icildciiccl by the beacon Iiie that still  blazed. There was unexpected delay, n  paddle was found to be broken,' and  another hail tei be made, anil e're"all was  ready a faint-whitening of the eastern sky"  told of the coming tiny. It was a beautiful night, culm and still, the glassy swells  of .the .-lake'reflecting thouspnrklo of the  stars. Many a searching glance was cast  across the broad, expanse for the missing  boat, and dreadful apprehension filled  each bosom as to the secret the dark  waters kept. The canoe was about to  start, the two'men going with her had  clipped ..their- puddles,, and the group on  the beach clustered close to see her oil',  when faint, and from afar, came over the  lake a plaintive sound. u Not a word was  ' uttered,"'but ever}', car wasi-straiiieel to  catch lhe sound. Tt came again fitfully.  Neighbor looked with agony into the  blanched face of neighbor. The one.idea  possessed theni, that it was the diige of  the spirits of their depaiteel friends as  they .journeyed to the place, of souls.  The mot her impulsively sprang to the  water's edge ami cried. " My Allan, my  liist-boin, is iti you that is calling ? Oh  speak to me ami tell where in the cold  deep I vvill Iinel you." A shriek behind  her froze every heart. A young woman,  the 'winsome daughter of one of the settlers, had fallen senseless on the strand.  The patriarch of lhe settlement who,  at the first sound, had knelt on the sand  and placed his car close to the lake, now  rose in stern reproof. "Is it thus you  welcome God's mercy ! Your t-oii.'Mrs.  McDonald, and your lover. Flora, for so  canoe. Tliere was a shout of joy, and  leius stiearned fre ir every cheek. A few  minutes nunc, and the lust weie among  tliiiii.  When Ihey bail re-enleied the shanty  and the gl.i.-s of rejoicing hail gone round.  Mr. -McDonald lohl his sloiy. As time  passril, mitl the canoe diifle-d fait her and  Ituther el'.wn the hike, he had given up  all hope anil expected eveiy moment to  feel it caught in the strong cun ent that  ! leads to the Lipids, anil to catch then  die.-idful sound. "I was playing for you  in my In-ill t." he said, "when I hetinlt  .sound of bieaking wilier. 'Allan,' I  shouted, "heie Ihey are al last. Make  letidy to jump and swim for your life.'  Nn sooner saiel than mj patblle stnicl  bottom ami I saw tiei  ' Quick, Allan, jump and  ashore.' Wo both sprang  lime, and catching hold ol  her through the breakers  bank. We were wet yam  oil, we were thankful that  After a while we got up ai  tei sc;e if a house  found that wo were on one of'tip  islands' that lie at the head of the  A few rods one way or the anoth  wc would have swept past it an  lost. It was Providence that stee  canoe. Well, we waited patiently  gnle went down, and so soon as wt  we launched out again and rowed  wind.    And  Here and There.  It is said that the Governor Hell, who-  recently quoted Shakspeare's *' Winter of  our Discontent" as coming from the  Piihie, is uo reUti-.e of "The church-  going Hell" spoken of by Cowuer in one  of his poems.  The war in the Fust brings us some  amusement in the midst of its hoi rois.  A young lady in Kngland writes to her  sweetheart in the aimy. and says: " I  send you a complete photographic apparatus, and would be so much pleased if you  would send me in return a view of a nice  Tittle biittlTT I wotikT" like to-  taken iu ihe moment of \ictorv.'  "Hr  ave it  A young Knglir.li oliicer, whose duties  detain him in Constantinople' writes to  lis cousin in London, that lhe commonly  received opinion " theie's no place like  home.'" ia all poetry, and has no tuithm  in. " Constantinople.,' he wiitc-s, "is  the place. Ileie. for tl.e paltiy Him of  i'utl'J sterling a year, a man of moderate  elesircs may live like a piiiice. have a com-  foitable Ilouse. the ben of wine, the most  gloiiejus tobacco, thlie beautiful w n es.  and no going tuihnrili '.''  wanned us."  yThe   bag CT-IIMSTMAS EDITION.  V**~������������rt Tll.l.N'K-*.*-  A X ,1,1!  \ BEFORE AND AFTER.  wraps   in   e-aliii  sinnnier tiny.  Unbroken hy n.sound,  sii ve when t he breeze  A    in tint     rnsl les  through  lhe   parclnul j  I rei's,  Thi'ii leave-   Iheni  ino-  tlnnlos,     The suli ry _  nlr���������  Hot.   lis   the   breath  of;  feverc'il pin lenl -seems ,  (roiisi.'iou-of eoniing.storm ; lhe rattle erowel     I  Willi     luw-hiiwetl    lie-ails   beneath    the    elm-j  clumps, nw'etl ;  Hy senile elrcatl iiisiint-: eif Ihey know not what,i  '.Save. Hint 'tis ill impending.   Alllhesky 'j  ���������With thickly gnlheriug eloiuls is overe-asi.  Dark lenelen clouds. Iheir edges tinged with reil  All ominoils of .siorin : lhe quick, big elrops  Of rain begin to fall-a rumbling peal  Of disliinl thunder, low reverbcrnies  Along lhe hills : more Ihiekly fall the drops,  Coines   clown   a deluge ��������� anil   the   lightning  gleams  In epiick, successive flashes; louder still,  Anil .louder roars the i.liiiiieler���������till gives reni_  The-lempeslfti ils fury ; awing mini  And bcastalikc by its.sublimity. -���������.,_  Its wrnt.li at-lengl h thcstoriii boginsto bale,  A wrath too llcrcc to lust: the thunder grows  '."nintcr aiid fainter, anel the lightnings cease:  Thcriiin-drops patter feebly through the leaves.  Till they nt last are spent,; bright diamonds '.._  Of Heaven's purest water, glittering hang   ,  On leaf, and blade, and flower; onee more the  birds  Hesunic their for a while suspended song :  The cattle leave the shelter of the boughs.  And seek.agiiiiilhe pastures: all the air  Is tilled.with fragrance sweet, tlie coolinggifl  Of storm bcn'cflconl; nnd once again  From lier enforced torpor wakes the ICarlh I"  Mud the house ; so, to get rid of hor, I  suggested it was live o'clock, and she  might like a cup of tea."  Like most ol* hor'country-women, we  found her wonderfully quick to understand When it suited her, and equally  dense when it served her purpose to be  si upid, However, as sho was generally  willing, and always good-tempered, her  little eccentricities .only amused us, anil  feeling quite comfortable about us, my  mother.anil two sisters went oil' to pay a  visit to .senile friends in the north, leaving  Gweudolin and myself alone.  As one servant in a large house and in  such a quiet, coiinlry-plnce, had a very  lonely life of it, we talked more to Bridget than we should otherwise have done :  and after a while it struck nie sho rather  presumed on it. Her want of respect,  indeed, amounted, at times, to an 'unaccountable mania.  It was now the end of November, and  Gwen and I found the evenings very long  and dull ; therefore, when the front-door  bell rang'.about nine o'clock one night,  though rather startled���������for so quiet was  Dulloiithorpe, and so little given to visiting were its inhabitants, that we could  generally account for every ring���������it was  with a feeling of pleasurable excitement  .we-waited for the result.. The bell rang  again. As Bridget didn't attend to it, I  pulled the one in the breakfast-room..  She answered it iii a great temper ; and  going to the front-door, pulled it open on  the chain, and shouted out:'" Who's  there 1" so roughly, I was quite ashamed;  As tliere was no answer, she opened the  door ; and then came into say there was  no one there. There was a large boys'  school in the -neighborhood.;' so we decided one of  the  boys had done it for  " 1'rotli, .Miss. Don't I lock it every :  night when the milk comes?"  ''Then put out the light in tho laundry, '���������  and finish the chicken iu ihe kitchen," 1 ���������  siiil. I knew* that il* the buck-door was '���������  looked tho house was safe ; and our man, !  who was gardener and groom combined, I  was so careful that I wns certain the ;  stables and outbuildings were quite:  secure.'. As we were not far from the '  station whore, lho natives congregated iu t  the evening, and who wore very fond of.  practical jokes, 1 was sure one of them j  had seen the light, nnd had put his face ;  to the window tei startle, her. !  For   several   nights   tho   bell-iiugm_,  wont  on   with   grout   icguluil},   alwa.s  onee or twice about si\  mil nine o cleu k  One afternoon, as  I sit in  the d Lining  room,   a   violent   peal   echoed    thiol __.li  the house.    Now, out ��������� 11 iwmg loom hid ,  a large how-window, commanding a full  view of   the drive  and .ippituch  lo tl.e  front-door.     Resolved   lhis   lime   to  sec  the   provoking  ringei,   I   iiioml  to  the i  window.    At  the same moment I'.ndgct  opened   the    rooni-dooi,    md   suel   \ei\  crossly :  " If it's the lei jnn'io wanting,  Aliss Helyard, it will be in tlnocth "  " It was the front-dotu,    1 s ml      " *sL.e  who is there."  I heard her open the mitei dooi n  wns'now too cold to keep it open all el.i*. .  and a moment afler shu appealed in the  elrive shaking her held. "'Iheio w is a  limn,' Miss Helyard," she filled nut ,  "nml he rail lirst up lo the stables, anil  when he found that thiol was locked In  ran down ngain, nnel pimped o\ei the  g.'U'don-Wiill ; and he cilhd out he knew |  the place long before I did ' ,  "What was he like'" 1 imputed1  breathlessly. '  "Sure, miss, he went p ist nn* like ,i i  streak of light, and I couldti t tell Jim .it I  all, at all."  " Hut you know what he was like,"  I  persisted.  "No,  miss ; indeed, I em't tell )oti a  bit.    Ilo ran like a lime "  And that was all 1 could get out of hei  That night the hell kepi us on the constant start ; and I began to think of a g n  'doner we had dismissed a ye.u befoie, who  had taken to drinking, and had litely, 1  fancied-,    favored   us   wilh   leiy   black  looks.    The  next   chij   we  concocted   i  scheme to catch  the nijstoiious nngei  We ticdja cord to the f.ulhest .itch of the  verandah which covei eel the pinch, so as  to cross  tho  step;   so  that  if  it  weie  taken in at the bretikf ist-ioom window it  could be jerked up when the bell Ling  and no one could go clown the stops without touching  it.      Aftet   half aii-houi s  watch, without a ciackle of the asph lit,  or a foot fall on the step, the bell Ling  ki i n\   inn  IteiMK, AtiAl.N-.--l._iTH .HliiHI.A.MiKll.S  ON   l-.OAgli-  A Perfect  .'mischief.-   Tn about.a eniarier"of anhotir. violently.   ..For a see ond 1 Mt p u.ih /-ed,  -': the hell rang again, with th* same*���������'" result :'' then 1 jerked tfp the coul        It lem.ini  d  Treasure. :,*nd   Bridget  retired, -"muttering   sundry-tense;  in   my''hand  without shock ot   pu  ���������^i-r-'iii-Aat-sv___-_ts--!Li^A\-Ji-i?I^^'i.-.--^it;ni:i.'t-^j-r-^__.i:���������t.b-^___-_-'ir---xlif*^^^i-ini*���������nioiiienr __i w_f n -suddenly  sleep in the house On which assinauce,  but only looking half sitisficd, out fiienci  clop u ted  While sitting o\ei om tea ("wen ind T  discussed the now ide i Now wo weie both  almost teototaleis, and since my inothoi's  deputuio, oxcopl to take out a littlo  shei ly foi a pudding, the cell net h id not  e\en been opened.  "I am quite sine theto wete both  whisky and biandy in the decmteis,'  sucl Gwendolin , "and didn't you dec mt  sonic sheuy for mother to tike with  hei ' "  " P.ut she couldn't be ill link foi   thiee  nape i  ilher  WO or three years  '���������'ago,"we livetl in  a lonely ceiuiitry--  .... house at Dullen-  thorpe,   ...i"������������������little,.  hamlet t w e Ire  -j miles   from   the  largo- sea po r t  ���������-��������� town /if Livers-  edge.     .Being .so  fir from :i large  ������������������town" was a great  el raw-back in ob-;  tainjiig servants;  and   we    had   t-..  pay high'wages,  ������������������-'��������� aiiel put up with  of  "������������������ help"thll.tjWe'i  young spalpeens to. if she caught:them.  The next night tlie bell.rung in the same  wavahoi.it six o'clock.; but., though annoyed, we resolved to take rib notice, but  let the, boys tire themselves out.  About, nine- o'clock ,Brid;';f:'c appeared in ,to0talk  great excitement. -' ������������������" I was ��������� piekin' a  chicken in the laundry. .Miss. when., a  mati, with his 'head' wrapped in .a white  cloth, came; anei jiresse.d 'his*face .against,  the wintb-r , and I'want you logo round  the- gird������-ri nidi me. and nnd him."  *'Is the bat k tie.'.! "Un kt'd        I  isked  opened -.he front-door 'I hei e w is no one  there !; We closed and double locked  both door and window with great celerity,  and betook- ourselves to the bright, well-  l.ghte'i drawing-room, where wes.it down  ver. . y -  We were;-, beginning to feel deudedl}  imcorr.feirt-.bIe :  we h id sc ire-ely got o\ e i  ���������he   tiiif-ok"of  toy fathei s midden death ,  the house,  that  used  t>> ring from  morn  ing to night with song tml  Iiughtoi   was  now   ho  Mtiiet   that c' t-ry   st in.el   "eeme'd  te.   e.i I,       ami    for   the    las*   iiiemth   the  .anything m the  eoulel get.     My iu.ilher hail been '.vomii-r  fully, fortunate', anil hail retained hertw-.  good servants for nearly three years ;  ....  when our neighbors, discussed their mis  lortt:nates, we  listen..-.!  with a  feeling of;  superior pity.     After my father's eleath.  as she- had  four daughters'a.   home, my1  mothe-r no l-uiger'thought it right t<> kce-p  two   servants, "considering   that,  expense  might be saved, and the extra work woulel  keep us from moping. 'Alter several j*)ur- :  neys up and   down  to  different registry!  offices. I .answered an .���������iilvertisemenL that :  looked promising. .-* Going down to Liver- :  sedge,  a clean,   tjjtly-looli'ing woman  was ;,  presented to me by the name, of  Bridget. ,  Maloney.'.   Her country wnsbetrayed by,  feature   and   accent,   as   well   by   name. ].  Her clothes,  though very plainly made, ;  were'good  iu  material; and  tliere was a -i,  .good-tempered   and   honest look-in  her;  dark-gray eyes that    prepossessed me  in ;  her favor.     . -   y  " Why did you" leave your last; place; ?- "  T saiel, after her capabilities in the; cook- ;  ing and washing line had hecnldiscnsseel, j  and both of which wore;' satisfactory.  "Sure, miss, there was a-stop-mother ; :  and she used to bate the: children e>f the ;  first wife, ami I couldn't, stand it all at all. ;  Not but they was tiresome monkeys ; i  and many a ship I've given them mi-self ; I  i.but that's different tei bating with a strap."  I saw her last mistress, win. gave hor j  the character of being a "a thorough1  servant ; " and I engaged her to ceime |  on the following elay.  Bridget arrived while I was out ; anil I  on entering the parlor, my mother eib- ���������  served: "That woman looks tidy and  capable, Marian ; but she is an awful:  talker. She nearly deafened me when |  she came, about the trouble she had to j  weather had heen steadily wet mil foggy  All these cmses combined to put us  both in a neiiotis, excitable state, ind  aftei the cliscoieiy th it the bell Ling  without hands, Gwendolin letiied to bed  with a Licking headache 1 lemained m  thediawiiig loom , but at Owen's special  leepiest left the dooi open Tlieucl Budget  ltinning upst.uis with the hot watet bottle  foi hei feet, nun nun mg as she eliel so  " Pool little gnl ' pool little gnl ' "  The imgiiig still went on, ind unable to  bo.il tho stiain, we told cun ueighbois,  and gentlenien foi se.oial nights patiollcd  the gaidcn and load, but on these occasions���������to oui gieat ii!_.stilicalion- we  weie left in peice. One afternoon a  Iaciy-fiiond came in , and as we sit talking a peal at the bell slit tied us all  "Oh, Miis Hoi}aid, let us sit in the  hte.ik__.isL loom and witch," sud Mis  Maisland " It must be some one end  it is so light -nosh ill bo sine to see them "  Accoidingl}, we adjourned to the next  loom Wiilnii the sh ulow of the .CLind.ih  it w is iu pel feet il.ukncss, but against the  white dilie mo could h no seen the nioie  moilt of ihestn illcst .iimil >1 Gwendolin  cicjit to the flout dooi, _aiid held the  handle mined in hei hind lcicly to |oih  it ojicn inst iully W Inlo we weie watch  ing lintlget c ime in She seemed to be  in a stite of gie.it excitement "And  is it w itching you ue '" she sud " Lei  me si ty with jon  '  " If }ou don't speak a wend jolt ma\,'  1 snd  But slu went on t liking in the sliang-  est m.innoi, and wound up idisconnected  h iianguo with "bine, aie \ou stojijiing  foi tea, Mis M iisland ' Do stoj) to tea '  Mis Maisland looked am wed, as we'll  she might, md I sndsteinl} "Lone1  the loom, Budget ' r|  She gl.ued at me, and at 1 ist dop.u ted, t  unit tei ing   something  \eiy  like  a  stqi  [nossed niilcdiction  \. fe.\ seconds iftei, without.i sound1  fiom outside, the bell pealed thiough '  the silence     Gwen jeiketl the clnoi upon,  md shut it igini witli gie it jneeipitalion  There was no one theie, she said      We  ill tinned a shade jjiloi , and Mis  Maisland besought us to escoit hoi to  the end of the cline 1 did so, and did  not linger on the way btck When 1  enteied I found Gwen still mine toinlied  the bell h.id-rung while she stood in the  dooiway' I went into the kitchen to  repiove  Budget foi hoi conduct to Mis  Maisland , but dueling the gudonor theie,  began   to   gne    him   soino   diteetioiis  Budget  uiteiiiijited  me several   tunes.  md at list I told hei, in a pciemptoiy  tone, to tike the tei-things mto^ the  eh iwing-ieioin   and  not to come into tho  kitchen  until   I   hail   finished talking   to  Du-.d  \s soon is  she hid  gone ho said .  " I  would   like   yon   to   let   me   sit   in   the  ver.iiiildi, Miss     I ,nn determined to hud  it out , and  won t I   gust bietik  the he.iel  of thu iceitiudiel  lh it his tumbled   you  -io inne h ' "  I'ne  night   wis  ternbly  cold;   it   was  tree /mg hud ,   mil   I   was veiy loath  to  fqjo-i.    Dmtl, who was lathei a deliealo  min, io its seventy, but  ho pic-iscd so  line]   I  eenilelii't ictusc In in , and  it  was  in ingeil    he   Hhoule!    he   supplied    with  pit nty of *a irm  wlijis, anil  should  sit m  the   iiriiielih   fiom   lulf pist   eight   till        "I le illy don't  ilte i   nine      I it tinned  to the iliawing    }ct," I lejiltetl  loom   where   Binlget   wis   bulging   the        "If  I em't get an answoi out of }ou,'  e npi iml siurets abeiiit in a most vincite,    slie sud vehemently���������"and it's just lies  rue m inni'i yoii'io telling me���������I must see for myself "  Bii'lgfl,      I     ob-iened    with    giotl    She  lushed  to   tho fioiitdooi,  threw   it  dignity, "oiiee for all, }ou  must lenn lo|o|ien. anil ellsippeaietl  into the guclen,  ' irb your tongue, oi   le no tins house '  ' ' wheio we he nil iiei shiiekmg out fnght-  I Iim   v is   I hi'   sign il    foi     i   lint si   of j fill   abuse      Wo   follow eel   tei   the  dooi.  -'.re immg  mel  e i} ing, during which she i being  ifrai'l she me mt to admit thieves,  and th it if f li ul scoldi tl he i foi lug things | md  th it her exeilenient  was   feigned to  she   teiuld   hive    b'irii'j   it ,    bio   it   wis   fnghten   us into   ki'Cjtmg   to eme  leiom  il ���������. tj i for litile   things tint  no one else ' In a short time she cune in oxluustcd by  showed how the key had been obtlined  It was in uie of beiutifiilly ciived old  oak, but its mteiioi aiiangeinents weie  veiy badly eoutlived The bottom of the  chaw ei formed also the top of the col-  laiet, and when the diawet wis isith-  cli iwn anything below could bo easily  fished ii[> by a piece of who oi pan of  tongs l'elnnil oneof (ho kitchen doois  whicli alw,i}s stood open, was found a  mo]) of tiemendous length, moult foi  hiiislimg lofty ceilings, md which could,  theiefoie, be eisily useel foi io telling to  w hoiethebells weie hung Ils|)io]iei pi lee  was (he hotisem lid's chisel   up stalls    so  e,u i si him,   im.  I iiiiisi  weeks on thai," I said; "and it is only  about that time that she has been iathei  sti mge."  She hid coittinly changed foi tho  worse both in her ill ess and temper. Wo  had noticed tint" the slightest things  seemed to e\eite hei , but this we hail  (mt down to Iiish eccentiictty, incieased  Iiy ueiMiusness at the iiiystenoiis iingtng.  That night hei eoiiduct ceitainly justilied  Mrs. Miusl.md'H susjiicions. About nine  o'clock she .i|)|ie.ueel, und Ibngiug wide-  open the drawing loom door, said with  the an of a Duchess " Miss Helyaid, I  ilom md of yon, is David in the veiandah  .now n if he li is come  that accounted foi om not thinking of it  The absence of any motile foi such malicious conduct supplied a leason for om  bluielncss in not connecting Bridget with  tho boll-ringing. It could only be at  counted for its the fteak of a woman mad  with drink.  When sho saw we had found hei mil  sho came to my mothei with a table-  knife clenchetl in hei hand; hut a hi tie  i|iuot decision soon cowed lioi^j and when  she ilc|iittcd that night she was cMelently  as glad to Io.no as we weie to see the last  of our " Pei feet Tre.tsuio."  " 11' is a solemn thing to be married."  said Aunt Bethany.  " "i es, but its a deal more solemn not  to bo," snd the little gnl, hei niece  loiihl h i\'   mil ie e el  In the   imeleile  of tin' I'xciti'inenl there I  a i-i  i Kne.rk with the  h mil  at the fiont- 1  tlo'jr      iml  fee-ling  much   ihIi nut-el eif the  n iisi    I   ojiiniel   it,   md  elise e.\e ri el   Mis  \l im' Kiel    e w e,|lee]      b\     hi I      llollst'lll nd    (  i.e i.mg the  gnl in the  jiiss.ge   mIii cune  into tin e.'i i ung room   the elom of whicli '  ���������lie  ' irefiill} ' loe tl, then I I'ling us i|iute  te, 'hi   fin i ml eif tin   loom, she  ib m uuled !  in    i   lo v   voice      " Dm   }'tur   mrniit  eltmk ' ,  '(> no, ' I saiel. "."she cant, get at,  anything ; and once when she was ill I ;  liiid grciit, work to got hor t'a take a little I  brandy. it . i  'liMien said onr friend in a most imprcs- j  sive whisjier :   " If she doesn't drink she |  er tiolonee, ami went sti.ught to bed ���������  ts I took euro without a light  The next d u, to out moxpiessiblo joy,  our mothei cune home "Why, th it  woiti m is m id with dunk," she sud,  iftei seeing lb idget i minute. " Vi heie  is the key of the wine cell u 1 '  " Iu the e ell.uct " I sud , " anel 1 h ive  h id the kojs eif di a quite sifely "  The next el i} Bridget w is infotmod she  might hive ihnlnli} to see hot friends  In her ibse nee we took tho npporliimt}  of making a thorough examination. The,  wino-collar revealed.a dreadful tale. A  dozen bottles of my father's splendid old  port, ha'if-a elozeii sherry, anil differentbot-  tlcs of ruin, whisky and gin ���������thirty bottles  in all, made a dismal gap in the stores my  I  rr.r.i. finny to mv'tobs.       It. It. Sallows, Godericii.  I  is nine! ; and we have come to the conclu- j mother had thought would last for years,  sion it is she who rings the bells. And l How any woman could consume so much  I don't like tei leave you two girls in the j in less than five weeks, and yet have gone  house with a niatl woman," about her work, and how wecould have  I   explained' that,   mail or i,not,  T  was ! been   so  blind as   not   to find   her  out,  much stronger than  Bridget, and that if | were alike mysteries to my mother,  wo  felt uneasy we woulel  get   David   to       An    examination   of    the    sideboard CHRISTMAS, 189f  THE HERALD GUIDE TO XMAS  BUYERS.  Where to go and What to Get���������A  Sketch of the Immense Selection of  Christmas. Goods now Obtainable  in Revelstoke���������Christmas Beef,  Christmas Pies," Christmas Presents  ���������A Striking Proof of the Trade of  the Town, and the Confidence ielt  by Our Business Men���������A Big Supply to Fill a Big Demand���������The  Choice of a Great City to be had  right here in Revelstoke.  It. S. WILSON  the Merchant. Tailor has his whole  stall working away for deaf life on bis  custom Initio this Christmas. Ho is  shewing a large and well assorted line  of the latest anel most fashionable materials and patterns for gentlemen's  clothing and is ottering a big reduction ou the price of his ready made  clothing ii|i till Christmas. A new suit  <)!* clothes chimes in well with the new  year and Wilson's is the place to get a  good .seleclion for one.  f. Mccarty*.  Is making a display this Christinas,  which will be found second to none  in the west. In their store nud cold  storage w.-irehotise is to tie* found an  immense stock of tl.e primest meats  of all kinds, bought, with lhe greatest  e-are in the best markets and butchered and displayed in the handsome and  spacious store with great skill .-mil  taste, for wliich Mr. John Gowles, the.  popular manager for Mr. McCarty is  greatly to be praised. Their s-toek of  Christmas beef comprises 300 head of  th oro 11 glib red Hereford and Poll  Angus steers bred on Lord Aberdeen's  famous ranch at Vernon, and the  baron nf beef, which by im-  memorial "custom graces the Christinas boaid of tbe Qiieon-l'iiipi'i'ss at  Windsor cannot possibly come from a  liner animal than can be seen in Mr.  McCarty's shop. Their mutton has  been imported fiinii the famous sheep  ranges of Alberta, and their poultry  from the; world-famous poultry farms  at Smith's Falls. Out. Booth's oysters,  ���������white-fish from Lake* Winnipeg, halibut, cod, sturgeon, crabs and shrimps  from the coast, and venison and game  from onr own mountains, and sausages  of.tho linn's own mum.fat-lure make  eip the lighter items of the hill of fare.  The best of everything is mine too  good for Knotonay a nil Mr. McCarty  is hound that Kevelstoke shall have il  Christmas. A visit, to this shop li.i.  w ok to see lhe marvelous display  of incuts, elc., will be a treat.  DON'T  PORGBT  when e-lieio.siu������ Christinas  Present--, that tho largest  stuck tind assortment of  Toys. Kilir.-y t,eii>>ls, Dolls,  Toilet Set-. .iHpniiese Ware  tint! Musjctil Instrument*, is  nt the  ('ANADA DK17G AND BOOK CO.  Have a most bewildering selection  of Christmas goods, suitable for presents for young or old, displayed in  tlieir handsome store. They have  everything on hand from a child's toy  to a grand" piano. Their stock of  Christmas cards and Ne:w Year's calenders is very choice* and artistic.  There are toys of all kinds, uiecliani-  cal locomotives and flying birds, yellow monkeys climbing a purple stick,  dolls and dolls' household requisites,  wash tubs, ten, sets and furniture.  And there are the most delicious  chocolates and lion lions in the daintiest little* boxes in the world. In fact  the store is a perfect child's paradise*.  For children of a larger growth there  is an elegant display nl'Japanese: china-  ware and fancy goods, silverware and  jewelry, silver manicure! sets, elegantly beuind copies of standard authors,  fin de siec-le books in I'aniislie covers,  Christmas numbers, novels ami musical instruments, iierfiiiiiery and setts of  toilet articles. A belter place to select  a suitable Christmas gift could not he  tie vised,  ISOURNI" BROS,  are carrying an iniuioiiso line of Christmas groceries of lhe best kinds and  most celebrated brands, Cnndicil peel  from Crosse et Rluckwoll, raisins of  every vaiiely, minced meat ready for  the pies, fruit for desert, walnuts, almonds, filberts, oranges, ligs and cranberries, jams, jellies and evaporated  fruits. Miller's Paragon cheese is a  ���������specially which must be tried to he  appreciated. For Christmas presents  their shew cases are displaying everything imaginable in silverware, china,  glassware and cutlery for the table  and toilet. There is a grand display  of gloves, silks, ribbons, fancy dress  goods, em broideries and lace's for the  Christinas truilevall ol the most novel  di'signs ami most recherche materials.  Handsome curtains, rugs and table  covers attract the eye on I he dry goods  siele of the* store and a great display of  gent's outfitting.--, neekware anel hosiery. A selection of a handsome and  useful Christinas gift will be no trouble  at the extensive counters of this well-  known ami popular llrm.  Jno. Aiken head & Co.  1 !j_"1  ;0__L"'  }������IC^ ������?-������������������������������  ffc.tJ&n&  (&kZ\&4& U\?Mf __  (<>f  XV. M. DAWRKNCK  Is making a great show in his  litinil-  Isoiiie   hardware   More   of    household  [requisites suitable for Christmas gifts.  [He has a large stock of handsome and  elegant.   lamps,   whiih   are   finding   a  ready  sale.     His  elegant   display   of  |ilverware, plate and   cutlery  for  the  table,   affords   an   exeellenl   seleclion  ���������a  useful   and   valuable   Christmas  ifl.    The .shelves are laid  out  with  a  ili'iitlitl assortment of buck horn  and  vory mounted carving  sets,  case's  of  tioons of all kinds and   sizes,  sets  of  an ner a nil  desert   knives  ami   forks,  ike baskets,, cruet stands, pickle jars.  [asters, cre.-uii jugs  .-md   :.ugar   bowls.  hiinty little sciosors and razors, which  rould make a i ice* Christmas present,  ���������nd sleigh bells and  skates   also   very  Ippropriali;  to  fin:  season   are  lo  be  fbtii'mfd in great variety.     The  store  well worth   a    visit,   by   Christinas  Hiiyers.  C. ,~. AM AN  Has liis (-lore replete wilh every line  l<if  articles    .suitable    for    Christmas  gifts.    Toys in great variety, Japanese  ric-a-brac, fancy goods,   photographs  |f  Kootenay   scenery,  mounted,  un-  jouiitcd   and   got   up   as   Christmas  l.rds. hooks, cigars and  smokers'  re-  bisites make up a  bewildering  soloc-  |m for the choice  of the Christmas  rchaser.   A small box  e>~  25  cigars  likes an   iicce'plublo   present   for   a  uker, and   can   be  oblaineel    in   all  tmlfe ami price's) at this popular store.  Diamonds, Silverware and  Jewelry. Sterling Silver Mount-  el Pocket Books, from $1.50  up. Fancy Toilet Articles in  Sterling; Silver. Rings ranging  in price from $2.00 up. Photo  Frames in Silver from 40 cts. up.  Pearl Paper Knives, the greatest novelty on the market, in  large assortment. Napkin Rings  made out of a sea shell, they are  both novel and beautiful. Silver  Mounted Pipes in cases. We  handle the best line of Razors  on the market Violin Strings  and attachments. Agents for  the Celebrated Whaley & Boyce  Band Instruments. Watch work  sent by mail will receive, our  prompt attention.  Irjnt St., Revelstoke.  W. H. PHASE e": (XI.  Have made great, provision of every  kind of grocery required at this festive  season. Every line i.s ni:w, fresh ami  attractive. They have! a big selection  of candies,cui-iin-.els ami chocolates and  are carrying n full stock of articles n -  quired for desert, nuts, apples, oranges  Japan ami naval, raisins and almonds.  Their confectionery comes from Pan-  Iin Hros.. well-known factory in Win-  (leg. and the: brand is itself a guarantee  of excellence. A visit to this well-  known and reliable firm will repay the  ladies anil others' catering for llieir  family Christ mas dinner.  W. A. GRIFFITH to CO.  .Messrs. W. A. ('ritlith to Co., the-  wel.-'ciiowu whole.-ale and retail chemists and druggists of Vancouver city,  opened a branch establishment on  Front street, Revelstoke. last July,  under the: most able management of  Mr. Charles I'". Reid. of Toronto. Mr.  Reid has had considerable experience  iu his line; of business, having been for  some lime iu the: extensive dispensing  establishment of Mr. Andrew .1 elf rev,  of Toronto, he also had chaige for over  two years, of Mr. I. Currie's diugstore  in the same city. Mr. Reid took llio  usual eour.se at the Ontario College of  Pharmacy, where lie graduated, a ml  also acted as apislurt iu Cliariuat-y to  the Dean of the ciilleg: during his term  there. rl he name of tin: firm is siitTi-  oietii. guarantee to the public of llie ex-  1 elL'iice of their .stock. Mr. Reid is  shewing a nice lino of very artistic  Christmas cards, calendars and booklets. Their selection of nicely bound  copies of Hie; standard jKiels and of  Teachers' Bible's give a good choice of  a suitable present. Their stock of  chocolates ami candies is very complete ami attractively put up and no  good Scotch household can well afford  le) be without a_ box of"their rock, I  straight from O'lttsgow this New Year  F. AV. WELLS  Ts slie.ving a uiie selection of toys,  dolls, and children's hooks in the back  of his handsome and newly enlarged  store. In the show cases and .shelves  in front, a handsome line of fancy  goods is displayi-d, and a purchaser  must lie very fastidious who cannot  select a suitable gift from among the  elegant silverware, fancy ornaments,  al binns, picture frames, toilet cases  and knicks kna.ks of the latest and  most approved designs, wliich make*  such a bewildering show on entering  the door. There is also a very choice  line of photographs of local scenery  mounted as Christinas cards. One need  be at no loss for choice' of a suitable and  valuable present in the post ollice  store.  MoDO WELL-ATKINS-WATSON CO.  have in the show cases a choice seloc'L-  ion of perfumes, of all kinds, by all the  best makers. Knglish, French, (.'amedian and American. They are also  shewing an elegant, line of ivory and  silver mounted toilet sets anil articles  of all kinds of elegant design and  dainty appearance. A very suitable  gift for (his festive season can bechose'ii  from the slock of the linn, which during its establishment, here has built up  a lirst-class Hade and an enduring reputation.  C. 13. HUME & CO.  havo determined lo make' themselves  head e|iiartois for Santa Clans this  year anei the first thing that strikes  tho eye on entering their popular store  is a bewildering array of toys of all  kinds, but chiefly dolls, dolls of all  sizes, dolls in their natural condition  and dolls dressed in the height of fashion, boxes, rows, lii.es and festoons of  dolls. And tea sets and stoves and railway trains, donkeys, dogs, cats, rabbits and camels. The place is as attractive to the rising hope of Revel-  stock as molasses an; to flies. On the  grocery side extensive preparations  have been made to meet the Christinas  rush of trade, and a templing display  is'.visible of all the good things appropriate to the festive season, raisins,  currants, candied peel, fruit and confectionery, bonbons and biscuits anil  everything carefully select ed from the  best houses and of the choicest and  freshest kind. The stock of goods on  the Dry Goods siele is tastefully displayed and very extensive and varied.  Every kind of dress goods suitable for  the winter trade; is on the shelves, and  all the. stock has been carefully chosen  of the latest and most fashionable' jial-  lerus and materials. Ribbons, laces  at til the thousand anel one dainty adjuncts of an elegant toih't are also  there at the; choice, of the ladies, while  ample; prov'sion bus been made tortile  sterner sex in all Ihe requisites for  gentlemen's dress. The firm with its  usual onterpiise is giving a special discount of ID per cent. 011 spot cash purchases of their dry goods up till the  27th Dec. and the rush of business in  the store proves that-lho public are  availing themselves of the otTer.  Revelstoke.  Shoe  Store  J. J. BLAND  Manufacturer and Dealer in  Fine Boots  Shoes  Slippers  Rubbers  Overshoes  Alaska Sox  Men's,  Women's and Children's  Felt Shoes  And VI  Slippers  Shoes Made to Order.  Repairing Done at Short Notice.  Prices Reasonable.  Main St., Revelstoke  JOHN AIKENHKAP et CO.  Mr. Aikeiihead. of the above named  firm, who have recently started a  jewelery store o . F. out St., we learn "s  a thoroughly ronipet-nt woi knian,  having belli positions with .some, of the  leading houses in this country. In  1SU he was head watcliinakor for the  Minneapolis Jeweleiy  Co., the largest  anil best   known  house  in   that   citv.  ,1 -  He gave up that position to go into  business for himself. The firm have  on view one of the finest selections of  fancy goods in silver ever olfered in  Revelstoke:. Picture! frames, mirrors,  card cases, every appliance for the  toilet and writing table, silver mounted pocket books -end knick knacks and  ornaments of all kinds are to be seen  in his shew cases, which arc well  worth a visit.  STEVENSON et 00.  This firm under Llie able management of Mr. J. F. Doyle has rapidly  taken rank among the first class dry  goods stores in Revelstoke. For the  Christmas season tliey have laid in a  nice line of toys for the little ones and  fancy goods and silverware for the  grownups. Their stock of silk handkerchiefs, scarfs and cushions also af-  fords a fine choice; for a suitable; Christmas gift, while extensive lines of dress  goods, gloves, ribbons, laces, millinery  and every variety of feminine; necessity or luxury, and a big stock of men's  wear make the tout ensemble of their  handsome*, and well furnished store.  J. R. HULL ct CO.  Are. showing a lino of meal Ibis  Christmas bard to beat, in the west.  Their beef conies from the .famous  Kamloops ranges, so justly celebrated  for Iheir splendid meat, anil a sjieeitil  flock of 2" sheep from Ashcroft have  besn killed to furnish the Christinas  market. Their poultry comes from  Toronto nud a plentiful supply of lish  aud game from the se:tis unil forests of  our own gooel province of lit'lish Columbia. Oysters and sausages are  special adjuncts ol the Christ mas  table, and both can be obtained in tin;  lii-iii's new and hanilsiuiie: store, iu any  ([uantity lo perfection.  A. N. SMITH  Is making a great specially of  randies this Christmas. He has tnein  of all kinds by the best makers, put ti|>  iu al tractive boxes. His line of confectionery of all kinds i.s first-class and  nice fresh goods, while the Christmas  cakes and pies of the* bakery are too  well-known and appreciated in Revelstoke already lo need more than a  passing reference to their good quuli-  lies. A feature of Hie season's trade  at. this store is the Crystal Raking  Powder, with every can of which, goes  an article of kitchen use, a. saucepan,  kettle, or whatever you like to chose,  in tin or granite-ware, as a present.  Mr. Smith expects a big rush of trade  this Christmas bul i.s ready for it.  H.N. COURSIER  Is making a great display of toys of  every variety for the Christmas trade*,  which is proving very attractive to the  eyes of the, little ones passing up and  clown Front St. Resides the toys there-  is a line show of Japanese ware, and  fancy goods and an elegant selection e f  chinaware. conspicuous among which  are a number of cups, saucers, |ilates,  ashtrays, etc., decora toil with a view  of the railway bridge across the Columbia at Revelstoke, which make a  very taking gift at this season. The  grocery department, is replete* with the  best of everything in the lineof Christinas provisions ami the dry gooels and  millinery areas usual most attract i veiy  displayed and all of the very latest and  most fashionable'putt cms and materials. There is no need to tell Christmas buyers to go to Coursier's. They  are going tliere right along.  R. HOWSON to CO.  Are* shewing a big line; of artistic and  elegant furniture admirably adapted  for useful and valuable Christinas gifts.  Rockers ami easy chairs, plain ami upholstered, centre table, mirrors of all  kinds, pianos, writing tables, bookcases are to be found in the store.of  this well-known firm, in lhe greatest  variety and most beautiful designs,  while suits of furniture and beelrooni  sets of all sorts of patterns and prices  make up the solid background of  choice. A nice selection of handsomely framed photographures and lithographs are also 011 view, including a  portrait of Her Majesty as she was at  the time of the Jubilee, of wliich only  a limited number of copies were* issued  and which is rather difficult in consc-  eIucnee: to obtain. Those* in search of  a nice gift for Christmas should make  a point of paying a visit to their store.  HUTCHISON to CO.  J. ,T. PLAN!)  Is showing a large line of all kinds  of footwear in his store on Front Si.  Ladies'and children's bonis of dainty  make and apiieni'iinee. and good si rung  boots for the men, slippers fur the  house of all kinds, and shoes for the  little ones can all be obtained of the  best make manufactured in the store.  Dancing pumps and shoes, necessary  for evening wear and fell, slippers,  very comfortable in lhe morning are  specially attractive to buyers at this  time of the* year.  Special  ���������_______H___BB-____a_BBa___l  Lines  For  Christmas  Are. shewing a full line of groceries,  fruits and vegetables for the Christmas dinner tables of the good people  of Revelstoke. Their stock offruit par-  tic-ularly i.s very large and just imported. Candies, biscuits, confectionery,  canned got ds of all varieties make: up a  lem|)tiug display for Chris!mas purchasers. Their fine-display of goods  at this season will add considerably to  the reputation which the linn has already bnill up for keeping the best of  everything in their line, of business.  GUY BAR HEI*  lu his old established and popular  store is carrying this Christinas besides his 'ismil stock of gold and silverware and jewelery, a partie-nlurly attractive lot ol silver orn.-iincuts, cream  jugs, sugar howls, cruets, napkin  rings, salt cellars and other fancy ami  elegant article's very suitable for. a  Christ mas gift. Hut a jeweler's store  is always ri'.itly ror Christmas, ami the  usual linesof rings, bracelets, brooches,  chains, necklaces, watches aud jewelery of all kinds, which adorn Mr.  U liber's show cases and the selection  of handsome: clocks whicli figure; 011  the shelves, present a choice' inside of  which one: cannot, go far wrong in  purchasing a gift, which will be appreciated.  J. MORGAN  Is cat lying a nice line of candies  anil nuts anil tobace-os, cigars, pipes  anel smokers' reepiisites lhis Christmas. No better |ilace in town to make  i purchases for Christmas, as he: has a  well assorted and fresh stock of the  above named goods.  I. X. L. GROCERY.  Under Mr. J. McCallum's competent  management is well to the front with  a. nicely .selected stock of Christmas  groceries, all fresh and of the best varieties. Raisins, currants ligs, evaporated fruits, canned goods of all kinds,  candies and chocolates, Persian coffee  and all the staple provisions make; an  attractive display in the storo and invite purchaser.*- t" pay them a  visit.  Some Tempting  Goods  At Close Figures  Crosse & Bl.u.kwoll's celebrated Candied Fuel": Lemon,  Orange, Citron.  Baisons : Valentin--, Melaga.  Sultanas, Muscatels, London  Layers. c  Cleaned Currants.  Mince meat, in one pound  packages.  Walnuts, Almonds, Filberts.  Japanese and Naval Oranges,  Figs, Cranberries, Etc.  Pure Jams. Jellies and Marmalades,   Evaporoted   Apples,  Peaches, Aprjcots, Pears, Pit  ted Plum", Prunes, Etc.  Miller's Paragon Cheese .-  Everything bright, new and  nttractive.  Xmas  Novelties  [11 our Dry Goods and Gents'  Furnishing Department,  Fancy  Goods  For the Xmas Trade: Handkerchiefs', in plain ^and embroidered silk, linen and lawn.  Gloves, Silks, Ribbons, Fancy  Dress Goods and Velveteens.  Embroideries, Laces and Muslins. A special line of Children'*- Knitted Jackets, Cups,  Mitts,- Gaiters, Bootees and  Underwear.  "7"MeiT 's~Neckwear/'iiTal \\ lie"  Leading   shapes. Hosiery,  White and Colored Shirts,  English Natural Wool and Extra heavy Sco'.ch Wool Underwear.  Xmas  Sale  In our Shoe Deputtiient, of  Ladies', Gents' ami Children':*  Slippers. Examine our counters and get prices.  Silverware  China and  Glassware  Holiday Presents lur Everybody. All we ask you is to  call and examine our goi.ds.  Bourne  Bros   DR.   R.  HATHISON  SAVED BY HIS WIFE  (Concluded from page 8)  them a man of large heart, kindly impulse and intense sympathies, whose  whole personality beaiiieel with love  and kindness. The little woman hopefully decided lo go to this minister and  ask his assistance; surely iu so large  and wealthy a church the pastor would  know of some pliilaulimipicHlly inclined parishioner who would be glad  lo help n^struggliug fellow creature,'as  well as to acquire the beautiful objects  of art.  She called  nt   the   residence of Dr.  O .      In a few words she   told  him  her story. He stood, glasses in hand,  impatient for her to finish, not asking  lice lo sit. Then he rcplieii: "I am  sorry, but I i-.-m <),, nothing." and  opening the door, almost pushed her  out.  The  link*   woman  came  to me.      I  could   not buy, but    I    gave her so   names of \10111e11 of my ���������ici)'.iaintan< e  who I ihought could help her.  Among  I.hem    was    Mis.    R ,    a   frivolou.-,  newly married woman who hail never  been suspected of eve! having a sober,  serious impulse, but. who was warm-  he.erleel and loviebli', and happened tei  be firsl on my list. Wilh this I dismissed the matter for a time from my  mind.    1 chanced to call on Mrs. R   some time' alter, and saw in the drawing room an antii|tie empire cabinet  surmounted by a bust of Napoleon,  and inside the identical Sevri'S.  I cui'lieil my curiosity until the  ol her visitors were gone, and thei',  over a cosy cup eif tea, asked and  heard the story.  "It wjis  one   clay   last   week." said  Mrs.  R .      "George   was   home to  luncheon and brought papa with him,  and then they were going to a directors' meet ing���������do have a rose; leaf;  Fred sent them from New York���������of  soiiii; new company they have just  organized. Papa is president and  there's ever so much capital behind it.  Don't you like the flowers? Try a  nougat. Of course they were talkir.g  business, and when some one came I  was glad to get out and let theni finish  alone.  "Here was this pitiful little woman,  quite handsome at one time, 1 should  say. hut faded and out of style. Why.  I knew she was in trouble before she  spoke. Yes, and when she showed uie  thai china��������� I told her I didn't need  any dishes, but if there  was  anything  else I could   do .      Just   then  papa -  came in, and in a minute he was wild;  he didn't see tho lady or anything  else, but just those dishes. 'Why, it's  Royal Sevri's! A hundred years old,'  lie: crie.'d. and he examined lhe painting. Whei*. he had finished his  ecstacies I explained the lady wished  to sell it. He was aghast. To sell  such a treasure for $"~ was rank 10I1-  bery. 'Why, don't you know they  nre priceless?' he exclaimed.  ' I never saw anything get the better of papa's business judgment before.  He asked how she came to want to  part with tbein. and she'told us, oh.  the most pitiful story! Her husband  was out of employment and Ihey had  suffered everything for months���������  didn't have enough to eat, I suppose.  I never knew that kind of retined people could get so poor. Pupa bought  the china for part of my Christmas  gift. And George; gave her an address  and told her to have her husbiind call  at the. oflice in the morning. I never  was so happy in my life. Aftei- the  111011 and tho little woman were.gone I  had a good cry.    I was in the midst of  it   when   Dr.    D called,    and.    of  course, I had to tell him why I was  crying ami everything. He was so interested and he hail :, i-iirious look 011  his face, and said:    'Thy ways are not,  our ways.     Mrs. R , your father is  the best 111:111 I ever knew.' And you  know papa isn't, a church member at  Till^-h7irelly-ev~er"goes feiclTTIfclK        "  "He.'s a very able man. the little woman's husband, George savs. They  put. him into the oflice of the company  ami think of'making him manager  after the; first of the year. He told  George that his wife is all that saved  him in his trouble, nnd she sees good  in il all and says their trial made them  near to each other.  THE PIONEEH  -  PAINT SHOP**.  IIIK.SKV   iV   Nnl'.l'.IN'.loS',  I'H.OI'lllKTiJI'.s.  I'ji.id'.IhI.'Mkh.s nml Fine I'ai-'rlirtiijfii i;  k s|H.-.-lnIIy. tir-Kliiiin., |iHnl������.i.n| Kinl.i,.  Inn. KieNijiiilililii; -.let o.-lu-rril !i.,n--  J'leititiiii:.  A Shave  A Haircut  A Bith  Smoking Tobacco  Chewing Tobacco  Choicest Cigars  Bifr Assortment.   Confectionery. Fruits. Etc.  J������.   3VCO"R,G-^.3Sr,  Ton������>:ial Ar:J*c,  KKf*NT STKKKT,   liKVKU-T'iKK.  DENTIST  Will lie at liis oflice over Canada Book  & Ilrnj,' Co.'s Store, Itevelstoke Station,  from Dec. 24th to Jan. 10th. '98.  Harry Edwards,  Taxidermist  Third   Street,  just   east   of   the  School Houss.  Beer Heael.s, Birds and Animals, eitc. ;.rcscrve:el  anel mountoel. Mail Onlcr-- pre.mptlr  "ii-tt'l - .'-1111";  -aa*������.-"-  ....nana CM E ESTMAS ED 1TI0N.  Our  First Day in  ija'jpw      the Canadian  Eush.  **��������� N t h e y ear  l.STll.ni.y brother, ng u el  eighteen and  your humble  servant, aged  twenty, set.  sail fro in  Liverpool on  li oil r el the  good ship  .Set nniil ia ii,  of lhe Allan  Royal Mail  Line, hound for Quebec,  whence we intended  travelling into Western  Canada, where, like most  other young, ardent, and  untried spirits, we fully  c.\|)cctcd to amass fabulous wealth in ihe shortest possible space of time.  1 will not, touch upon  our sensations on arriving  at Quebec ; nor speak of  the railway journey froin  Quebec to Toronto. From  the latter jilae-e wo. after  a short stay, jiroceecled  north to hunt up a  location ; am! eventually,  afler much wandering to  and fro, pilcheil upon-a  '��������� lot" ul no great distance  from the Georgian Day.  Oil, with what pride we ���������  i..small clearing eif about  twenty yards by ten, made probably by  some lumber-man���������that is, wood-cutler  ���������.surveyed as far as we could through  the thick forest, Our Farm . What  stores of hidden wealth we pictured as  ready to burst forth at our command _  "Ay; out of the coarse woof of reality,  what silken raiment of romance .did we  not weave, when-������������������ .  "II ulloii"! stranger's ; guess ye ain't  lost ; air ye"?'  "We turned ; and seated straddle of a  log oil the edge of the clearing���������how he  had got there without our hearing-him,  or how long he had been there, I know  not���������we beheld a tall lank,ligure,.habited  in a slouch-hntciiiuch the worse.of wear,  flannel-shirt ditto, and dirty jean, continuations ditto ditto, long coarse hoots,.  and holding in his hand an axe ; and who  having thrust a" sliver " of pine into his  mouth, sat stolidly looking at us without  uttering a word. .'. _    ���������  .Surprised; and angry too at having my  visions of wealth so  rudely dispelled,- I  drew myself ,ii|i, and throwing as much  'hauteur, into,my voice as I could, .1 said :  '.' Sir���������did you a ���������address nie*.?''  - stiiuclii!  in  J?  ���������J  w-  '���������'������������������-������������������:���������; ^���������s^'^>|.--s.-v--:-:,v'-''  lU^Ui^M^M^Ui'UU  ^';;';ys3r*'*i-;������;5^^_p yy'S-.-'-yy--  ::������iipi  m^mmuuuus^m^u  ���������    ������������������   V   -*������������������.*-*..;-,..>.._,:-"'.   ,..-   .-'" ���������,----,<J^--%-i_J_f-^*.;.--.-'.'t'-7;''    /"!���������/:!  {<-���������.  Leisurely rollihg himself .about on his  log, and looking, rxnind him in a most  tantalizing Way,' ho ox |)oef,orated, and replied :'���������'' Wal boss, I guess there 'snairy  another two-footed critter,, ban-in' vei-  fri'eiid. withiii call,, anyhow.". ...  ���������"���������'.' Well, sir,  then 'allow .'nie to ..inform  you that we are iio( lost... We have come  to look at,our new Farm Jot "-���������this avas  said with a grand air of proprietorship..'''  ' 'Farm���������lot."  he, drawled our, as he  looked round.him into the bush.    " .Wa],  you   air  green.     Say.   Mister,  can you  ; handle an axe ."'���������.'.���������������������������. ���������".-';"'      ������������������U/i-  " No,"   I    hotly  .replied ; : 1.   cannot  handle an axe ; but 1 suppose I can learn.  And  let  nie tell, you,   sir.   that   I.  don't  know what you ''mean  by bothering ne*  with quest ions in this manner. We are  busy looking out, a site for a house."  Saying this, 1 moved away.  I'.cforc. how ever.    1 gen,  ton   paces, 'he  was lii'siik; uie : and placing a huge hand  on my shoulder, ho half turned me round:  ** Now say, Mister, don'l  get into one of  your old-coimt-ry i ant rums,   .lust hearken  a bit.     I have a snug bit of cleared [with  emphasis ou tlu: cleared ]���������of cleared farm  a mile or two from here.     1 sccel you two  fellows in Waknsh last night ; and seeing  as how my old man [father] was from the  old country-���������though J was born and bred  in iho United .States���������1 guessed   1 tl give  yon a hand, if sn be as you were willing."  ,      In   s_|iito   of   my   irritation,  there was  ��������� such a bhilf,  ojie'ii  heart.liness and good-  j nature in the way he said lhis. that, after  | a   look   at   my brother,   who was almost  j choking   with  suppressed   mirth,   I hulcl  out   my   hand,   saying:     '".I   am   much  ! obliged   to   you,  sir,  for your kindness ;  but I hardly  think you  can   bo of much  use, tis when we have pitched iijionusite,  we shall have a man out from   Waknsh to  build our shanty."  "Wal, now, Mister, an old rosidonter  can almost generally be use to folks coming in fresh, 'sjieeiilly green hands.���������  Now, don't get riled at, my calling you  j green hands' [I had involuntarily drawn  inyself up at the t'c|>clilicn of the obnoxious word J, " because you KiYgrocn, both  of ye ; there's no mistake in that! "  Angry as 1 was becoming, the downright convinced manner in whicli he  jerked emt the last sentence, tuul the  whole a|)pearance of the man, ninde me  almost laugh. My brother, who never  had a proper notion of maintaining his  dignity, laughed outright ; and after a  hard struggle to Uoep ii|) a proper reserve,  I follow eel suit. This broke, the ice ; and  in an incredibly short space of time, unci  in a way that on looking buck afterwards  seemed like magic, our new friend, by a  string of leading questions, totally untrammelled by the faintest suspicion of  delicacy, had drawn from us our names,  ages, place .of birth, Christian-names of  father and mother, our prospects, amount  of rc.'idy-iniiiioy we possessed���������and would  probably have 'found out how .often we  individually and collectively had suffered  the jiaiiis of toothache, had not my  answer to the following question caused  him to pause Willi an expression of  countenance .'which no 'more words at my  command can describe, lie had asked  nie who was to build the-shanty .for us,  what size it was to be, whether shingled  or boarded on the roof, and what it was  to cost, in his usual self-collected way.  I answered him with my usual deliberation. Isaiah Lucy was the builder.-iii  prosjuxtit, .as we had not actually ..finished  the bargain ; that it was,to be twenty-  four feet long,, seven feet high at,the fall-  side, and twelve feet wide ; the roof to  be shingled" throughout ; and. that he  wanted sixty dollars (twelve pounds .sterling) ; but that I had offered him fifty  dollars (ten pounds sterling).  Never before had T. seenii few quietly  spoken   words'1 produce   such   an.'..effect.  When I said that T ;had-.offered fifty dollars,his face suddenly "iissu med' a mixed  exjire'ssion eif' wonder,   semi-incredulity,  aiic't; jiity,   ending iu one of  unutiorablo  contempt.'-.:,;.', ," Kilty dollars I "_: Jumping  lip, ho drove his axe into thelog between  ���������;us.within three inches of; my'leg, With, a  force tliat iiitide ine dart .back-.'���������'...''.''Fifty--  dollars.';".. he re|ieatedi: : " Wal;  niy  old  mini -was -from   Ireland,   and , I've  often;;  heer'd him say as the grass there was the  greenest,   in   llio;.. world���������'.' hiiorald," ; he  called it";'but '���������and here his-voice took  a. mingled.'-.expression  of; I'letulanco and  sorrowy--'.' tliere -ain't no shade* or 'shadow  of  a green   colour; on the hull universal  ail tli as can match yon.     Fifty/dollars ' "  Here he sank into a tit of musing, utterly  unmindful of the angry expression, of my  face. ���������  'Some of his '"disjointed utterances  reached  uie   as  follows :.. " Old  country  J bloods I    Green !���������'-'Shame !.   .Fifty.!     Do  ; ii'.'-..' for .twenty���������-better��������� than   any   one.  . else."    Sudcloiily springing up, he expectorated .savagely,., and  .'.������������������pausing .-.for    a  moment,    he '������������������turned   to, nie   and; said :  '* Look here, boss !    I've kinder cottoned  to you follo'Ws.     Ve'ro young ; and ye've  j ii mighty Ilea]) to/learn afore, ye get your  i" .Farm" working 'for- ye '    But I'm not  ! a-goin to.sen you imposed nn ,-it first start.  : Say-now. : I'll   do   the -job' for   you .for  twenly-five dollars, and give yon a day's  hauling '.villi my.oxen.to boot. ���������How did  : vou come;out?.  Did vou sock.it or buggy  lit'">    ...   ',;; ' ." y'."'  y   For the  benefit or the uninitiated, .I  I may here -remark, tha*   lie meant did  we  .walk or.drive., ..I.-had a.very hazy idea of  his   meaning,   'out   answered    haphazard  that we had walked: j  " Wal, I guess you can't make Wakosh  this night ; so tote along o' me, and my  old woniaii '11 give us some lixins to eat ;  and to-morrow yc can get to Wakosh and  tell Ike Lucy as Patrick Abiram Flynn  '11 build yer shanty for five-and-Cwenty  dollars, and a good one at lhat.''  We agreed to his proposal ; iind on our j  way    to   his   house,   which   by  the   way j  proved   tei be  a  frame-building  of some i  pretensions,    I ���������being   struck    by    the  singularity of his name,  or rather names  ��������� asked him how ho came by his second  namo of Abiram ;  with this result.  " Wal, you sec, boss, when my old  man caine out nigh lifty your ago, he  stpiattetl lirst in Connecticut .State. After  a while he fell to sparking a young gal, a  oi'l'han, a regular downright Method}*  kind ���������as they mostly arc down east.  Wal, they got s|iliced ; .and after quite a  sjiell 1 come along. The old man was  regular crazy, I've heer'd tell, with downright delight when lu: ��������� catched my first  si|Uiill. Tliey do say he pinched nie  black and blue, making ine howl, to be  sure it was nie���������and I could yell, you bet.  Wal, after a while I was to be named.  Now his name was Patrick ; anil nothing  but Patrick would do him for mo. Hut  lho old woman said "No." Says she :  ".One such niislaiiilish name in the family  is enough." ZSIt'u had the most trouble  with me, she said, anil she guessed she'd  givo ine a decent name. Nathan A biraiii,  or Elijah Dathaii, or Epliraim Nebuchad-  iiiizaai'. or some-other sensible name.  Wal. the old man was pretty considerable  riled, 1 reckon. "Calling him Pontius  I'ilate at once !" says he. Hut at long  last, thoy split the trade. He throw in  Patrick, and the old woman shoved on  Abiram. And I reckon neither o' them  Sjioilt the block in the naming." Here  he looked at his jean continuations and  boots with evident priiloand satisfaction.  Ry the time wo had finished laughing  nt. this curious baptismal oration, we had  reacheel the house, where Mrs. Flynn, a  tidy and young, though faded-looking  woman, gave us a'hearty .supper of fried  pork, hot cakes, slap-jacks:���������pancakes of  maize meal���������apple-pie, and strong green  tea ; 'after.which a little more talk about  house-building and a coujilo of pipes, wo  tumbled   into, a clean   if tolerably hard  :,,: ?j:.~U������''.fci&fU'- ���������������������������'���������-���������'  J, J-*"  '^t .*���������  "V V*  ,,/,,fes"lJ'-V/';:  ^t:^-*v,i*.j.v;y  nn   hui*.   n\\s oi' ijuii.iniooii.  (Ry Permission)  only a dry bed, covered with stones, and  immense masses of debris from the sides  of the mountains. The. place where we  now found .ourselves was a suHiciently  startling one. On our right the mountains rose high above us, now in the form  of a precipitous cliff that'overhung.us and  seemed to threaten our destruction, and  now in the shape of a rugged- slope,  scarcely less steep than the precipice  itself, covered with; groat boulders and  projecting rocks,  with here and there a  ���������.Mjt.l*~t!l~lin'JE.  . o'ed.    am:  ii reams.   ;.  were   in   the  land   o������  _:iii'.e.-d (.Xu_r__Fi_rst__a-i]_d_.i_e-r-:  flaps  diah  our nn  Rush.'  ii.veiitnil day in the Cana-  THE OLD NURSERY; STORY,  ������  ���������-i-'i t.i  I v, ���������  :TI.''TJ.  rni: i.ow ok it man. y  i. '!'���������>_.}'. so bonny ittiei \ve:c.;  1 ,;,���������;   gltjaillill'  -het'el  sit. oil  .'.: wtiilc my Iiiinil she woulel  : i>n:'-������:r>;-cory I o'ltl;  i'i-,.,':.:-.-- rfii'.il:-;i)!'l *'���������������* lit'r  shrub or stunted tree ancliored in clefts.  Tlio ...path'albhg which -we ��������� nioved was but  Til)  All.  A ii.l  " The  Till  .-*, Jl.  '��������� 1"V  ,<_>t;."  >/ioi'l ���������  ie.l:  :ti !M;. ii'  -i..-r-e.fi.  K<:M,is"i!ll'.V!|w  i,,' .".ore.!  'tl:,; ill!.  A Rocky Mountain  Adventure.  -.virh rln; intent ion of  MlitmheillS   t.'e;  SV'i -'rf'  whicli   wc  had   hc'ii'tl  sfjirii'd nt an  cari.v  h  ���������with four iiiiiics line)  by  noon   had ��������� reacheel  stivt-ii   the,iiSiinel   f*;������--!,  remark able  having -oc  ,OM E    yt-iirs   a go    I  ���������   w;i������,   along   with  a cousin of mine,  on a'prcjsiioor.irig,  tour, ali'l j-iaej got  as fin- ���������j.-ti^ ns Ceil--  or-ldo.   Afte-.r sce:-  ing Some! bin" of  the   Kind' of   ii"'_:  out there:, we I'-ft:  Di'river   City   on  the    IHth     .'filly,  e:re,s*,ing I ho flejc.ky  ���������*   ..    ��������� Jc  tne   .siiv.jr  itoiios - '.r  il   gl.O'i   den!.       Wl;  .or  in tli'.: iiioruiiig.  t wo nt!ctuliints, iinel  ;i height' of nearly  without anything  iirroel.     The sce-ii-  a fow feet in.width, and beneath us the  precipices descended almost vertically into',  the shadowy gorge hundreds of feet below.  I durst not look down���������the very sight  made my brain swim.  The mules, with the caution peculiar to.  these" useful animals, picked their way  along with the utmost care, and 1 w,as  I just beginning to 'regain a little of the con-  ' tidenco which I hail lost on enteriiig this  j terrible delile, when we heard above us,  i among tho rocks, the sharp.-crack-, of a  I" rifle, folleiwcel by a suildon shriek, and ii  ; ne'iiso as of thunder':' We looked iqi, and  ���������saw that a littlo in front., but far enough  ! away to' be clear of us, il huge liiiissof  i hick, Inul be-on dislotlgetl from- the preci-  : jiico-i-abovo;" and was, rushing downwards  ! crashing��������� iilung amid a cloud, eif dust and  , an artillery of small stones that.whistlc'l  . about' our ears like a shot froni a hill-  ybattcry. Ii,���������was only ii second, when we:  heard the'mass strike our piilh some way  in fri.nl'-Uf us, did ihnn go careering clown  : in oni; terrible, plunge into the yawning  depths of tin; gorge below.' The rillc-shot,  i-sind -the shriek iiiade us''al. first afraid  .. that a human lining had de.seendod with  j that fi'.'irfiil aviiliinche of stone, and had  ! booh dashed to picies on the rocks. I'.ut  ! as the.'.duat cl...'ari;(l away we coulelseo that  : the hunter hael happily saved himself by  ' clinging t'> a shriili, iiiul was now making  I .succusHfui ellbrtrt to reach a kind.of rocky  .e.-aii. winch lie no sotiiier'reiic'hcil than  disajipiiarcel, and wc jiasscd on our  d 'deal start led by what had  proceed, by lirst throwing our bags across  the gulf, then leaping after them ourselves, sending ono of the men back with  our mules'. My cousin lirst essayed the  gup, and got over clear. Then came my  turn, hut I hardly felt equal to it. Not  that 1 was of a timid nature or a bad  juniper; but the events of the last few  .minutes had somewhat unnerved nie, and  the shriek' of tho terrified hunter, the  thunder of the descending rock, and the  far-away deadly boom of its landing in the  chasm below, still hung about my ears  with a confused and ominous buzz. I  felt half-disposed to show: the white feath-s  or then and there, and decline tho perilous  venture. But my courage -was.'partially  restored, as I saw niy cousin safely  landed ; and I leapt. .My feet touched  the opposite ledge, but I had lost niy  balance. My cousin made a clutch to save  me, and, '-missing his hold, in another  moment I had, fallonback into the gulf  below.  I did not at lirst know whatliap|ioucd  It was all so swift aiid terrible. 1 only  remember giving myself.'up for lost, and  anticipating my being dashed to'pieces'on  the rocks below. . Yet such was not my  fate. -About twenty feet down, I struck  slightly '.'upon a shelving rock, wliich  diverted niy course from. the perpendicular, nncf miraculously threw nie sideways,  in it sloping -position, iii to'.-m'.'open clef l.yr  lissureiif the rock, which caught :tuitl kej it.  ineWedge-like,..leaving, jno hanging head  eiutwarclsdvor.tlie cleat lly. ygorgo. y .Itw-as  an awful.position to be: in, but I did h. t  at first realize it. I neither knew where  nor how I- was.���������'���������..'.A t length, in answer, to  the rop.catod' cries fof niy cousin above, 1  wakened up ton kind -of consciousiicssy  and clutched at soino shrubs in "orderto  help me into a jiositioneif less danger';': for  the sight of.thediieh.chasniybelow.had a  sickening" effect .oil. ine,; and: 1. felt'������������������'that,':  unless l.Vcould, .streiigtheir niy hold by;  means' of the shrubs around ine, I liiighi  at. any lnoineiit sli]) out of the cleft and be  hurled into the abyss.* ,-.; y���������-  My coiisiu saw tliere was'not it nioment  to be lost.- A little before.wo entered the'  defile*/we had",]i:isscd .a largo.;-party of  travelling.uicrchants, aiid so he despatch-;,  ed one of the lnen back to overtake them,  and borrow a rope. While this Was  taking |ilace, X hung iu' it state of imle-  scribiihlo agony. I wiis tifrtiid to look up;"  and still more afraid to look down.' I  could Duly clutch at the. .shriibs. which  every moment threatened to give way,  and bury my face between niy clcncheil  hands,-as if to shut out the horrible sense  of |)resent clanger, yltseenied to nie hours  before theiiiian returned, though he could  not have boon away above fifteen minutes.  He brought with him about twenty yards  ofrope, which was let elpwii to-'iiic; and  wliich I caught firm hold of, with the  intention'-.of; tying.'inyself" in it. Hut,  unfortunately for ine, in this eniergency;  X faiiitecl^-tho excitement and siis|>t!iise  proving too much for my overtaxeil energies. This was a new difliciilty to those  who endeavoured to, rescue me. " JMy  cousin had to jump back to the other side  .i)f_the^gii]i-;land-this,_-witli-theJiel|)-eif-.  the 'rope, he sitcccssftilly accoinjilished.  When tliere, his first idea was to clescend,  by means of therojie, to niy rescue ; bin  one of the'.'attendants' would not allow;  him, on 'account of his weight, and himself .'volunteered--'to- make tho attempt,  lib was it light-niade, agile man, and,  throwing a loop..round his. shoulders;"-ho  was able, with the hel|i of the. others, to  swing himself down, and to fasten ine  securely j to they rope. Consciousness begun  to return,  and this  was fortunate:  otherwise, all the oilorls Uf those above  woulel hardly have siiiliccd, without my  'assistance, to reliovo mo from my perilous,  position, my foot having got. jammed so.  tiahtly iu the cleft, of the rock, that it was  with the greatest difficulty I could release  it. At length, '-though notWitheiut iniicli  anxious labor, I was hoisted safely up to  the pathway;'and placed upon one of the  uiules';' but in so exhausted and bruised a  condition as to be unable to keep niy scat  on the animals hack without assistance.  ..Wo. retraced our steqis : and wheii some  days ''afterwards -wo. renewed Our journey v  it was by a safe, though more circuitous;  roil to, for I had no .wish to rejieat this,,:  my first and only Jiocky'''Mountain Acl-  venturo.  Washington liivixn, in his '-'.Life of"  .Washington." speaking of the expedition  of: General Wolfe against Quebec,: says  that Wolfe was seeking towi|)e out the fancied disgrace incui red at the Fallsof JMont-  liiorcncy. It.wasiu this mood he is said  to have composed unci sung at his evening  THK   ItOVjM.   UllIIII.ANIiKII.S.  ., y: v    y iiiinck Wiiteii);;  IS',10.  mess:-thai'., little ;:caiii|.iaigiun   :>-,-.:.  linked with his naiiie ;,; ;-:  "_.'.��������������������������� :" \Vliy.-solilit:rs. why ���������-. .,,,   ;y  - -. .   Slioultl-wi: lie nii'Iiiiicholy, boys? .  ,       AVliy.soleliiirs, why'/ ..  AN'liosu business'tis to ilio."     :;,  Even when embarked in his midnight  enterprise,' the'���������������������������presentiment, of death  so ins to have cast its shadow over him'....  A'-nii'lshipmiih whowas present, used to  relate that:, as Wolfe sat tiniong his ollic-  ors, aiid tlie boats glided down silently in  the current, he recited, in li'iw.ancl^oucli-^  -ihtrtoivcsT^Oi^'iS^  Church-yard,'- then just, published.''-.'Ono  stanza may ..especially .have accorded with  his'melancholy mood : ;  '."Thi! Imaslor liernlelry, llu' lionip of iiower.  Anil Ull  llml, beauty, all lhatwcaltli e'ei-  ,'-(?itvu,  -. ��������� ..,:._; .jj  Awiiit.iilike: llie itiuvitalile hour���������.  The'piillnif glory leaeels lull, lo tin: itriivo."  .'.." Now, gentlemen," said he, when ho  had finished, " I would rather be the  author of.lhiit jioeni than take ...Quebec."  of eaii- ainazciiieoit t  on   ]irejceeeling  forw  nil vox-  ird,   we  'illiiig mass of  rock,  in  struck   the  feiotjiath  on  1, anel carried a |.ice:e of  cry was chiirncteristii: of i lu: <���������!<--i-.-iteel and  arte! district through which, wo liavellfil.  Far above: us the iimni. lains rose into sharp  iks coven-el  with snow,  while down in  plal  he  jtjiirne-y, a'gt  ij.cciirn_.-el.   .  I'.ui. judge:  ation  v.h'Oi,  foijiiti   that  '.he  Its 'Ji.:K'-itiil,   bad  which we'tiayell  it epiiti: away, leaving a g:t|i of abeiut, eight, i  feet, atiove: which tho rock rose sheer like a :  <.'.':ili, anel 'beneath ivns ono horrible; preci- t  jiiC! to whi'.-h no mortal foot, could cling. '  1 i.ji(r, indeed was a fix. Wo could not. !  |,e,ssibly e:!imb or sciiiiiible across, for the j  j|ittlc strip .of jial.h Hint wasloft was sol  broken iind shattered that, wo durst not. |  venture upon it. Wi; had n'o plunks or !  ri.|ii:s. 'lhercfe.ro e.ur only way was to j  jump. Now, a .jiiin|i of eight feet is not j  much to sjicak .of in a gymnasium ; buty  whim you have to clear a chasm, where to j  balance !  "'UN   I'm: thk  linos,     what Alien t -i'lii-'. e;vi  | tea  the'   griiiit.   i-anyoiis   or  trice soinet linos n   little  ! by a   scanty vegetal ieni  gorge's we could  stie.im, ehtierctl  at   other   times  miss .your  footing   or   lose  your  menns almost certain death, it becomes i  very dill'cii-nt. thing.     Had  time permit  toil, we:  mission  .votilil have turned back:  hut our j  was  urgenl.  and   wo  resolved  to:  HKUKS   I'Al'A. CHRISTMAS EDITION.  ���������~s5������"?sS!3_^"&-'Wi.^^  g...*;lfvp- ��������� ^- jaa*rT������_*s**-'_ri,."��������� ,i~*-,'  i i*.~ ������������������ .���������**-.'  colonial i;ki'i:i:si.;nta'I'ivi:s ok.tin'-: mtiTisit aii.mv.  'IR  WHERE IS YESTERDAY?  A Utile* boy. Kriis't II . says to liis .Motbor:  "'This  is to-day���������Tn-monow is coming:  but.  "Vliereis Vesterilay I"  OTH i".l* ! some things I want to kneiw.  Whicli puzzle andconfuse ino so..  To-tlay is present, us you say.;  Hut tell mt:. Where is Yesterday; c  '* I eliel not.see. it a-: il went:    -,  I only know how it. was spent ���������  lu play, anil pleasure, lliou_.li in rain ;  Thei. why won'! it come back again ?  " Tn-tliiy. llie: sun shines brighl'iiiitl clear:  Hut t.heii.To-nion'ow'.s drawing neai-.   ':  To-day���������oh, do not go away.  And vanish like ileiu-.!Ye.stenlny.  "Tis when the sun ant! all the light.  Has gone, aud eliirkness brings the night, .  II sceins to ine:. you steal nwny.  Anil change your name to Yesterday.  " Anel will o/'Tiine be just tin:, same I'  To day���������the only name remain r  Ami sluillT always have to sny.  To inarrow, you'll be yostei-eliiy?  " I wonder, when ;we.go to heaven.  Il ihereit reeoViiWill lie given .  Of all oiii* I hough ts* null all our ways,    .  Writ.on lho face of Ye.stnriViiys .    , .  *' If so, tpi-ay. Clod grant, lo llie ���������':  That, mine a iioblelifi: inay.be:  For 1 hen. I'll'greet with joyous gaze -    ,  The dear, lost faceof��������� Yesterdays.'.'.:,  OurDrawer;  : oorresji.011d.e11t sent  us a" budget of good  ��������� ones last autumn,  and they have turned up at last.;, Tliey  have kept. well.-..and' poorer onesWould  have spoiled in half the' time, y. ".  *' Atii 'big meeting'!,in Sunite*; County,  Alabama..1 was -fortunate" in hearing the  famous Mr. AVJiigins jireiieha sermon on  the miracle in Caiiii of Galilee.; When  he reached the sixth verse,-, ho read.:'  ' And there were set six water, pots of  stone, containing- two or; three Jirl:.iiis  apiece. 'On these words he gave a.ciir-  ious exposition, equally .������������������original... and  amusing as a specimen of critieal exegesis .  "Now. my brethren, seediow this miracle was wrought .without the intervention;  of any visible second cause. ; You: see  that in each one of these Water, [lots tliere  were two or; three fur-skins ;,:and you  know-.there is no 'power. in any kind of-a  skin, least of all in a/itr-skin, togoiierate  any vinous thud ; yet this was the instrumentality employed to turn this - water-  into superior wine.'  " After the service was over, ono of  the ministers.; the Ivev.y* Ir. Benedict, a  man ,ofTmuclTdc'tiriiihg ,.and"*al)iIi'ty~"toolr  Father Whigins to task for confounding  firkins with" fur-skins'.';'aiid,' giving him  the true reading and sense of the passage,  compelled the old gentleman!'' to '-'admit)  his 'mistake. _'.".  "'But,' said he, ' I confess I never  could see exactly what the Jews should  put /id'-skins into'their water pots for;  and, after all. I 'in sorry you told me, for  ye ni have spoiled one of the best sermons  in the whole lot"! have got.'  "But his turn for criticism came, aitd  well did he -improve it. Mr. lienediot  preached in the afternoon, Unfortunately, .for. him, he "used some illustration  drawn-from the life eif Napolean Bonn-'  parte..' The eye nf old, Father Whigins  twinkled : for new he had caught his  critic iii a pri-'digii>us blunder. After service betook Air. Benedict home With him,  and .alluding: most delicately to tlie fact  that the .wisest men are sometimes mistaken,* ho went on tii say : ' .Brother -Benedict,' I am 'astonished that a .well-read  jireacher like you .should draw an illustration from a.work: of lictionlike the-  ' Life eifBonaparte!' "   y  .*' Mr. Benedict was puzzled to know  what the good man was at, but ventured  to say he 'presumed. Father Whigins was  jesting.  "- 'Nota bit of it,' said ho,; and going  to it "closet brought but a copy'of ..'.'Archbishop : Whiitelcy's ' Historic Doubts,'  in'-'which - that ablowriter shows what  kinclof an argument might be constructed  to prove that no such man as Napolean  ever, lived.  ���������,���������. ;". 'There' ,,said the old gentleman.  ' read that; iind any man who will read  it and; believe that any such |lerson as Na-  jiqleau ever lived, intist be.iifOol !,'" _;;������������������'  "Father \Vlogins had been convinced  by ythoy. Archbishop's .. reasoning;,;and  Brother Benedict eliel not aitoiii|)t. to: uii-  reasbif liini, hoping .jno .cliiy to lieiii- a sermon on the. -'Fictitious in'- French  History.'!;"!!";.!!! -': "i'i'U'UU '-> UU\  : A-ND . after all this, hc> w- true it'is: that:  a "good thing ."'depends very much "upon  time unci place,.and metro"than either upon, the: imin who says it, for its; ei.'oct.  When.the lion': roars,; thocbeasls of the  forest tremble ; undwheii.tho lion condescends.: to:yhuigh, the beasts must split  their sides: Reputation: for wit is Worth  as "'.'.much'' at dinner -as for, wealth iiii.  .'-change',".Selwyn's comiiiomplacoswere  received; with wilel:ap|iliiusi. ;jbub they'  would have fallen still-born from another.  But Selwyn.clid rattle:to some; purpose  hotim.es.' It "was |irtiposed to raise a  .subscription"- for Fox, and;, one of his  friends observing-'-that, ib would "require  soiuedelicacy; asked how Fox would take  it. "Take it ? " ���������': ��������� ��������� said ������������������? Sol wyii,..;-''. why,  quarterly,"to be sure."  ���������'.;������������������ And when.a namesake of this same Fox  was hung at Tyburn. Fox-'ihqujred of Selwyn if ho attended the execution?  -.'���������' No," .replied Selwyn, ',," I make it ii  point of never going to reliearstds."  But if any other than .Selwyn had said  these, and a score of other things, they,  would not havo been Avritton and reprinted at the end of a hundred years.  ;, A ci'oou' story is told of.an oflicer in the  American, army, during the war of JS12-  14, who was. and is still, more accustomed  to theyuse of the, sword than the'pen.  While stationed on-tho lake frontier, two  of his soldiers, bro.tliers, by the name .of.  IveTinecly, and^suall^cTillircl^^aimacliiyT  deserted; The oflicer of whom we.aro  speaking, wrote an order, and issued it to  a subaltern, to take- a tile of men, and  proceed bo a place named, and take the  two Canadiis. Tho order was peremptory,  and not to be trilled with. The officer  looked at his instructions, and prepared  t> obey them, but. he: remarked that he  did no believe he could take  more than  one of the. provinces without a reinforcement !  Not a neater -..compliment did a lovely  girl ever receive than was |mid to one in  the-flower-market the other clay by an  Irish woman.' The young lady was bending her head over a rose-tree which a purchaser Was about to "buy,'. when -.'the  market-woman, looking, kindly at the  fresh face of tho ''charming girl, said, to;  lier, gently y " I axes your jiardou, miss,  but if its pleasing.-to' you, I'd thank you  to kee|i your cheek away..from that rose ;  ye'll put the lady out of. conceit with the  color of the flowers !";        ���������;,:  That was very neatly clone, better than  the Duchess of Devonshire's, who was  accosted in the st reel, by 'a-'sailor, as. she  lciineel out of her carriage to seewhat was  To which they replied, " You are Parson Peters, you como from Attleboro',  and you are going to tin: wicked place."  The parson responded : " From the  looks of the inhabitants, I should think I  hud got there, already."  A LINGERING LEAF.  THOU leulli'l! Ilul.lering nil forlorn  On boiighso bleak nnel lini'e.  In whal sweet .s'linlighl. was Ihou born !  A nilil whiit. chai'ini'tl nil-'  Ah! thou linsi nought of beauty now!  Nt) reulUiinl ttf thy grace: :  A sol'unry I hiiigni't, Ihnn  In this lone woollland ]iliice-.  When nil lliy sister leaves rejoiced,  Tlitni weft as green, as guy ;  , Anel on this bniigli. all silver-voiced.  The linnet, snug his Iny :  Ah! who so lightiind i'liii* ns llion.  A gi'iicel'ul .Siiinniui' gem !  Anel whose) brownanel wiihi'i'ial now,  Alone upon thy stein !  'I'liou wnitesfbiit t he: ie:y lirenth  Of Winter keen nml chill,  Anil thou shall, full lo eli.-cpi:i'death,  Tnssc.l at I he cold winds will;  I'orehnliee: to wander like a gheisf,  :j\ waif, throiigll sky nnel e'llrtii,  .Spunietl iiy every breeze, iiiul itmsetl  As if iu iniinic inirlli!  j\nel ninny a your the SpringshiiHWake  'I'I n: earth with leaves ii ni I lltiwers.  Anil this bleak hough in bloom shall brenk  'Xeath vernal suns at.tl showers;  And leaves as gay and light, ns thtiu  Shall lliillur in llu: sun.  And cluster on this linwtlioni litnigli���������  So perish, lonely one!  Three  ������L Travellers.  TlllO'of travellers began the journey of  life together. Flowers lifted towards  them bright, dew-  laden faces,and birds  warbled their morning carols. Fruits ripened'in great variety by the wayside. ; The suii threw  mantles , of golelen warinth .over all,  impartially.'.  One looked heiivetnyard and saw only  God.; In grim forebodings or; at times,  enraptured visions of an anticipated future  he lost the glory of tin; present. Fear,  the grim overseer,with lash of scorpion  stings scourged him along tlie way.     lie  _yi'UK.EI.OW_KItY.U)A*-S.Oft_VOUXJl:y  O,    Wlll-.il ���������     IMi   III    inllt    III 'Vol;   MV   !..*.!���������.  obstructing theway : ," I'lease, madiini,  and let me light iny pipe by your eyes! "  Tlip-'Duchess used to say that, after the  sailor's compliment, all others were  insipid. ;.;,;���������.;''  "It is a little curious how things are  reversed, in this world of ours. If one is  poor, and lives in a cottage, the song is,  'I dreamt:-I dwelt in marble halls';'  while lovers who sing'of love in a cottage,  invariablydo so in a parlor of a mansion  j much larger than -any thing that comes  under that denomination ; a.-parlor generally extremely well 'furnished, and the  song is always accompanied'hy the very  best piano that can be procured." <       ������  Till* superscriptions upon letters going  through the mails of our common" and  revei-id " Uncle Samuel " are often very  curious. Here,'for'example, is .one in  poetry :  '" Swift as tlie: deivc your course; pursue ;  Let nought your speed restrain, ,  Until you reach Miss Lucy Ilrew,  In New-field.: State of Maine."  And lately in the post-oflice of that  most beautiful of western cities, Cleve-  . land; Ohio, was found a letter with the  | following plainly-written address :  !��������� " To the big-faced Butcher, with a big  ! wart on his nose���������Cleveland, Ohio."  j The clerks in the post-oflice all knew  I the man, but they were afraid to deliver  | the letter . :  I " Do you think I shall have justice  ! done.me ? " said a .culprit to his counsel, a  ! shrewd Kentucky lawyer, of the best class  ��������� in that " eloquent State."  " I am a little afraid that you won't,"  replied the other:   "I see two men on  ; the jury who are opposed to hanging !���������"  i ���������   i  ]������������������ Thk Rev. Mr. Peters, of Attleboro'.-|  j was slightly eccentric in his habits, and!  ] this encouraged his people to be free-and- j  ; easy with him.    One time he was wander- \  ��������� ing over the hills, and got lost in the !  j woods. At last he caine upon a party of j  I men burning wood for charcoal, but they j  I were so blackened that he did  not rccog-  i nize them though they were his own par-  I ish'-iners.    Approaching them he said,  J     " Can you tell me who  I am, where I  am from, and where I am going?"  saw humanity a writhing, mass-of worms,  of which a favored few were by God's  mercy saved,':; while'all-.the rest were  through His vengeance lost.'".:���������'  , lib made great sacrifices ; he dicLter-  rible penance ; ho supplicated ; he entreated. He worshipped with Mattery,  hutwithout reason, which he shunned as  ii thingDf darkness and child of tho .15vi  One, born to Jure the unwary into paths  of'vice. ' :,'���������' -  -y ������������������-.       .���������'������������������"  His every thought paid tribute to the  sovereign liesei'ved. Each gift lo.. another,  was either a peaceollering or a loan made  to his God.     His acts of self-denial were  born from the fear Df punishment or the  hope.of a reward.  To the iilllieted he murmured : "It is  the will of the Creator. This life is but  a drop in the great ocean of eternity.  Repent, and ho saved before it is forever  too late."  "Poverty, sought his tears. "Why  should I weep ? " he asked. " Ye are an  honeired iiisti'unietit in the hands of the;  All 'Powerful;'.' ���������������' cju.caciuii m>t His.providence." To all he spoke of,this world  as at best but. a vale of tears. Comfort  and hope, consolation' unci relief, existed  only on a.fitr clistaiit shore.  Old ; Age iind his oompaniuu; Death,  waylaid him as the shadows of night were  falling, and gently robbed him of his  heavy cross, lie fell -asleep with a sejr-  vilo prayer fejr mercy oh his elyiug li])S.  One looked through eyes of selfishness  upoii _ a teeming ...worlel, .aiid "cried', hi  ecstasy : " Lo, it- is *-> inine ! c Sunk ! "  Strength .'.- was _ his _gift,; enjoyment his.  pursuit'' To'..pross'Jo'y's cup to eiiger lips,  to shut;; froth out. liis. heart',."all .forius,;of  sorrow; and of ijiain- been iiie,"his : highest  hope... ;.:';;";;;���������'���������'���������; ''y;';'-*;,--.y;; '.'!.!���������,..  '.-':With tlie.pliiniiiietof Deisire he souiid-  e'd the deepest depth-.of the. Gulf of -'Indulgence.'. Under exultant heel he crushed  the fairest flowers. Satiety fawned upon  him,���������tind Jtjiinui wrapped hint in her stale  embrace.' ��������� yi .���������������������������,...'���������:���������;;:,.'  ; Dark clouds obscured the 'brightnessdf  the sun. _ Looking back, up,.the" way he  had come, ho saw Old Age a|)|>roaching  from afar." Me ohscrveil that thoeild, the  .feeble, and tlio helpless bought or begged,;  nr : perished by the -way.* Re began to  ])re|)are for his own time of need. ,���������-.  ���������y \Vith his strength he: kojit others froin  lhe choicest fruits,, and;: sold them for: a  pi-ice yaiicl the price he kept; ; He "also  'became'thei. bondsman of a, god���������tlie god  of Self ; andwhoii-lie gave some dole of  ohiirity.tocheck. the: cries for; mercy or  relief from those his strength and"avarice  had parted from their own, he "worshipped'  Self as one.who did a godlike deody,  lie also feared and .shunned a deanioii  dread���������Material Loss, 'lie grew- blind  unci,;deaf and . dumb to all things good,  yet knew; it not.; : Unsolfi-ilil^Lovo1'.' he  never chanced to meet." Death came "at  last Und freed: hiin from his clogging  weight of dross, and left him rich���������in.  infinite Regret.   .���������''.;.,,,'������  One gazed upon theavorld with mingled  joy and grief. Tts beauty and its wealth  struck.���������pecans of thanksgiving from his  soul. ".Yet, why," he questioned,'! there  being feiod for all, should any starve for  lack of it'." For love of .Justice touched  a chord of pain ill every .happy'thought.  Ho could not feast while Hunger stalked  ^the-earthf-nor-dress���������in-eosflyygarl)-with=  rags the common lot. .���������'���������  "Oh, Wrong,'- he,cried, "that jiorse-  cutetli Right ! Right's cause is hiine, aiid  thou mine enemy." Ho. saw Humanity'  a.-perfect -whole, iireyed oh .'by.'myriad  ])iirasites. His one aiiibition was to foil  their greed. The bliss lie sought was  .happiness; for all. Another's wants by  him relieved, relieved his own.  Greect hissed, "'I'liou fool!" but sobs  of famished children drowned the taunt.  Caution urged,>" Beware ! .;--For self'provide." .He made reply : " I, part of all,  best servo inyself when all I serve."  -While humbly- plucking fruits to fill  |)oor empty hands, the birds' songs tilled  Iiii heart with happy prophecies, until it  seemed a joyful thing to live, in harmony...  with   Universal   Good.    Unselfish  Love,  touched  each  quickened  pulse, revealed  to; him the secrets of the blest.���������:".-.  Gaining in strength and power he upward climbed ; and down the '"mountain's,  cnigged sides his .cheering words rang  clear for waiting echoes to ; repeat, to  starved, receptive souls below, until,  where once .liis; love could aid but few, it'  reached the multitude.: And when the  time Was -ripe for his brave soul to .burst  the limits of his robe of clay,; it roseto  greater heights .��������� a"'glorified Guardian  Angel of Humanity. ��������� Jl-'o/her ll'Vilis  Fries:   ��������� ���������.:.,:'������������������;���������'��������� '    ...       . ���������;:,���������':;"  ��������� i.  ;'���������-;���������  ,   "GOOD AND BETTER!"  nKATirKIt sat by. the cliinuiey-post.  O.i a winter's elay/enjoying a roast:  -,:    lly hi.s:siele a niaideti young ami fair  A girl with ii wc'iilth of golelen linir;-���������-"-���������    ,d"  . Ami ahe least'sthc! father, stern iind cold, y" :  , Willi li question of'iluly. irite'aucVold :;,  ". Say. fnther. what shall a inaiden elo V  ; AVlieiV anian of merit conies; lo woo V:i-"��������� ''���������'���������  And, l-atlie^'ivhat of lliis paiii in niy breast?!  :. -Mni'fietl or siiiglc������--w-liicli is tlie.best ?!"*!;,,:!.!,  Then.the sire of.the inaiden young iind,fair,  . .ThegiiTof .tlie wealth of golden liair.h; ,.y':;  He answersas ever elo fathers colel. ':���������.  To the tin est ion of eliity: triie ni.d old :     ';. ���������  .y" Slin wlin,wi:diielli keeps ..Coil's .letter:; '.���������';;���������  Shcwlioweds hoi,"doc'th belter."  . Tiicif ineekly an.sw'ereei the inaiden'fair, '  The: girl with the wealth of golden hair:   :   :;  " Iwill keep I he sense of the I i'oly Letter, :.'���������'..  Content to do ivir:i.i���������.without doing iiuriER.  ;" "Mv dear,'' said a lively, inarried lady  to her lord the! other day, *yMy dear.':T  hope you have noObjection 'to .my beingy  weighed'?'.'; ;  "Certainly not;   why do you ask me'.  the question ? " ;, ;���������"���������;."' y: '��������� *'\, yy : "',;-;  "(July to see,  niy dear, if*you w-ould .  allow me to have my -weigh once."  ,. " 0.N1-; Mr.!Patrick.F���������^was annoyed  exceedingly by a strange dog���������as Coleridge says, ' a harmless dog '���������--who invaded  his domicile, made abstractions froin his ;  cellar, and was very much" in the way of  ���������Mrs;  Patrick F., in the'kitchen:     On ay-  cold winter night, the wind cutting like;a '.'  knife, and snow frozen so as to bum like  carbonic acid   gas   frozen,  after the.dog,  had been turned out '���������doors no li3ss than  three times, and the last time requested  to go toa warmer -"place; unmentionable,  Patrick'was again awakened by the noise  of a rather extensive   fracture of   glass.  The clog was in the house again.    Patrick  waited upon him out. and  both were ab-  ^eiit^sonie^fifteen^niiiiute^-ao-t-hrtt^lTsr^  Patrick F������������������-,'��������� becoming'surprised; if not  alarmed-; at- such a.-'-prolonged   absence,  arose,also and went to the window.  ,.-:'������������������ "From   her point of observation, she  saw iu'-the clear moonlight, her lord stand- '  ing    'in    haturalihiis,' barring the  shirt.1-  and thowiiid lnaking free with that, as of  course it, would..at the northeast corner  of the house.    The dog seemed to be sustained   on his 'last   legs,' his   fore legs  forming two sides of an acute triangle.  ������������������-'VWIiat areyou doing there. Patrick?'  1 "There was such a chattering of teeth!  that the answer for some* ti ine 'was somewhat unintelligible??:.-.- last it came * ...--.., .  "' I tim--triiinij to fr,ne tin: bnisl t������  deatlij "���������    ���������'...>        '   *  SCKNKS   IN   THE   LAND  OF   KVANelKI.INK. REVELSTOKE"'
begun to lengthen tind their tleily   up- | .
pea red to be  renewing  his   bcm'licenl j     I     /-""~i     I  ���l/.-IC-?
gift oi" light, was quite.,  naturally  kept j     I    X-'J    V> CI FY
by theni as :i time   of  great  rejoicing,
perhaps.as is likely,of ilark and bloody
-"-=^~^^"^^^~r^r^.T"~,'.'^.7!^.^v^-.-"V- ' rites and sacrilices, but alini'st certain-
'���; ���;������;��� -x���;-. ���*" ���> *"��� ������*.<��� *.*"������ * .*��� .-*-. ���*���.���;*-.*���*.-** -** ���*��� ������*��� *. i
-rrrrzr^rr-rr^rr^rr.--rr^TT.-_rr:rrnr^r=rr^ri , ]v ,,f great  social   license  and   injoy-
! ment.    It is well known   that   al   this
1 .very lime the Romans kept just such a
fens! uniler tin: title of the  Saturnalia
nnil Saturn was the father of the gods
.-ind   represented   tin   older  system   of
THE    MOST   ANCIENT   UNIVER- ' "''ytlmlogy, which the Unman worship
lhis year of grace 1S07. will keep a
feast next .Saturday, because centuries,
ages, aeons ago in the dim beginning
of human history on this planet, the
little ihirk-hnircil, dark-skinned men,
who seem to have pri'cedeil the present   races   of    mankind,   in    almost
everv   known   pnrfioli   of   the   globe,
\<. e are nol insensnue in tne nici i    ,     "       ,   , , .     .. ,.  .,
,    , . i     ���        .1     I observed I hat about tins  tune   ol   the
lhat  your   |>nt milage,   ilm-mg   Hum
past few months, has helped  make j >'*'"������ ���������l' *���������>'>'   hi-gan   gradually   and
a success of om-Revelstoke Branch. ; slowly in lengthen, and tho  course of
We are nol insensible In the fuel
We  cannot   tell   ymi   personally j tl"' t-easoiis   le.   return.
Christmas   Customs   and     Obscrvan-cs
Preserved to this   Day   are   Trace
of   .lujiite-i-   had   siipersi'deil.      During'
i i -. ,
tins   festival    great   freedom   wns,   by I
custom,   granted   It)   the  slaves,   who
formed so largc-and ominous  a   fuel: n
in the Roman woi hi.    The first   slaves:
of the  Romans   were   I lie  original   inhabitants of llu* counlry,   whom   tliey
disjiossessed,   ile|iriving.   at   once,   the
peo|ile of Iheir liberties ami their gods
there i.s .scarcely an observance*
peculiar to Ibis season without its deep
significance, or without the slump of
the most remote antiquity.
"This.inly night In all III.' year
Hees thestole:! priest theeluilice iieiir."
Although Easter is called tlie Queen
os Festivals,Christmas is distinguished
in Cliiisleiiilnni by even perhaps more
solemn ceremonies, and this of the
Midnight Mass is particularly touching
and imjiressive, in memory of that first
(Mn istinas night when to I he shepherds
on I In- jilniiis til* Hei lilebetn tlie heavens blazed wil li light and rank upon
t.ank ili
able    to   the   most   Hoar   Antiquity | of their honours.     Ami   ibis  feast   of
and Bear Witness to Ancient Creeds
and Rites, of which th'e Meaning
and Significance has Long been
Forgotten���Christmas Before Christianity Shewn in Customs still Observed at this Season.
Christmas, Cliristfesl, Noel, under
many names in many climes, the great
Christian festival is being ccle-brati'd
this week. It is thu only church lmly
day, whose universal recognition has
survived the shock of the Reformation.
The* Puril-ins in England tried to
stamp eiut its observance during their
brief hold of the reins of government
under the protectorate. The Pur'lai s
in New England did actually succeed
in substituting Thanksgiving Day for
Christmas in the affections of the
American jieojile. Hut every year in
the States Christ mas is regaining more
anil more its old supremacy. Christmas refuses to be dispossessed. And
it is to be remarked in this connection
that although a day for comnii rating the nativity was very early set
apart by (hi: Christ inn church, its dale
was not universally fixed em Dec. ""."ith,
till some time probably in the third
century, when the church of Constantinople settled on thai day. following,
it is supposed, a very early tradition,
and its example, seems tn have been
followed at onct: by tl'.i: rest of Christendom. Up to that time some chinches
h.-icl.' celebrated it in May and the
Armenian church to this day .keeps its
Christmas and ISpiphany together on
Jan. (Ith. This almost'--.unanimous
adoption or the present elaTo for the
festival and the tenacity willilvvhiih it
litis ii'iiiiued its hold on Ihe alVei linns
of Christianity point, to seim'i* -.lee])
seated ( niise. For in spite of t he poetical license assumed by Hit* great English Puritan singer in asserting in his
noble ode to.thu Nativity lh it
"It wus the �� inter wild
While the lienvi'ii born clul'I
All iiiciiiily wrupl In the null' iminger 1:.'
the Sal ui naliit was in some sense ,-i
recognition by the haughty coiiquei-
eirsof the hroihcrliood of man,   rest or-
W. A. Griffiths & Co.
Wholesale and Retail
Front Street    -    -   Revelstoke, B.C.
Head Office :   Vancouver
Al'*- rri-scriptinn*- dif-pt-n--i_'<l with the-grem-
v-t vavu at iiio<I--~--tto prici--*.
.-"Ve uiir v--.ri-.Mt stock of Chi*i-:tHi*is (Inods
iiu'lmlin^ fill tin'Intost luivt'ltic-" in Oilon-l-ir
(JoikK uii'l Mimlne- Miiiiil-lu for tin1 M-a-on.
" Puii'l smiji" in tlie liin.-'-t KnjjlNlij I'reneh.
(.ii'ruitin, Aiiujriciin ami Home I���crfiini-.���-���.
(Ir-MLt ���.election of ltn.ik-. of nil kinil-i in llu*
mo-t rci'lierche '���in le of binding.
An extL'ii-^ive foll-M-tinn of ItiMe- inul
Ilytaiiiils comt>inuil. iiNo 11 lar^n ii^-ortment
of <ium*n from the I'oet-. bound in the be~-t
morocco at prico*. ran^im; from ."itfe. to .?"".
Cinnon-: Hro1-.* a^orteii C'hocnlate.-. Kvcryoue
know- the.-e riuicolatu-; if they do not they
.-���liould Iom" no time in making thoir ac<-muni-
Unchunan's   (lla-^ow   liock.   o-.pccin.Hy    im-
porte 1 from Scotland.     All fivmi the ������ Land ot
llrmwi  Henth and  Sha^y Wood" should not
ail lo [HMO t!ii~- and mi re bow their youth.
Wo  ivi-di  our (Mi-loiiiLM*-- aud   thi- pe.ipie tn"
IIovelMoke  a  Merry  Chrihtma'-  and   a   Iti-i^lii
and Prosperous New Vear.
('.   K.   KKIH,  .MANAtlllll.
Anel   nm.iy
how   niiu-li   w*-    np|M-(H-i;ite   yiuu*! things will hi-'tlouc, <-vcn  as  thoy  did
favor,   nop  liow   rum-It   wo   tliank    \\, s,,im- t_cnod and M>im- t-vil, for human
yo., for i,.     ||.-���.v wm.|..Piii|w. ���,���    M:ilm.(i m|Hiji| ^M.ntial|y thl. Wllm..
good friend   I y|ie In  bi mg yi.il t he
'message. " \\V shall m-1 up emr Christmas trees . Tli.. Kw-er Id-vi-iplM,.!
,,        i    i       -,,       ,, ��� ���        : and decorate   our houses   \\itll   green. Ami lie'Imcl i hei-ultim
( onpleil   Willi     Ibis   i'\*|iressuiii.                                                                            ���             '                    ..... ...
i                 '                ..i.i     ' I... in .bs   -iinl bollv -nn] mislleloe   when ' ���' Ppeareil cb.iut I ng I he In-st ('lu-i-l mas
wc  send   you   a���iir.inri*   thai   t he : """gns. ami noitx. .ion unsi iiun . " in n      it                             " ,.
features   of   o ir   sloi e which li.i ve ; I hey  can be gnl.   all   emblems   ol    ||���. i anthem.-of (.lorv In Hod
:ip|)i'alcd to you in the past  will lie ....;..,;.;.-..  ,.-,_, si,;., ,.r   II...   !������..-..   ! '"  *''"." I r.-ssin- in it ��� -
, jii imit ivc mil ore worship of  llie rnci
the   midwinter
Tn lle-i.'e:!': ne.v h i;-n hell'."
Ami so from east to west ns the: day is
born the sound of my.ise will he caught,
up by ninny pi*i)|_ne's and many tongues
and all round'*'tl.ii'--*i'yoild  the   familiar
j Christmas hymns  and   carols   wil!   be
' moon, the tiuv  randies, reminisi-ences , ,,(1.lli(f j^,-j,^(IWII j..rlf,|r...l,  speech, anil
Will-,..::'..'.     ,...:...:....    nl,    Uu>   K|.(1.a   ],_,���,,],.,
rignltnislv iiillii'le'el   In.     The   same   ....     ,..    ���  , , ;
.        *        . . '  1 lie ( lili.-lin.is t rt:e   1
care iu iiiiiimliii't uring our 111���.��� i>.-11��� - '
,,:...., , ,;. , '.. i ��� . I ree of the I Iriihls. and its decorations,
al ions anil seiet I lug our elieinienl-,
t he same seriqiihnis i-\iiiin.'.���and   'he linked eh.iins  of   gill,   paper,   cm-
fiilelily iu dispensing |irescriptions:   bleiuatic  of I'ternity,   the   glass   and
lhe same line of exipii.-il.'pei luim-.^jhi,.,! \,lt\\^ einlileins of  lhe  sun   and
���exe'i'|it.   of   course, thai    we   wil
add I tit* l.ile.-l in this line: and the-,
.-.���mm uniformly jusl   treatment   li,!"1"  ������"���   l"i'''hes carried    by ..the   woi-'j ���;;'.,. _ l.nil.Hn.a;   iq)   tlu*   great   Kinpire
all. j.-hipiiers. tin* cake   imuges,  once  lh tlc'j whetlier on  the  torrid   Indian   plains.
Again   thanking   you    for   yoiir [ I-I��'l- l>��Kt-.l of dough, are all  .'.'deilent '---���
favor, .-nlicitiiig a coiilini-.'inci'.'ind !"f hour antiquity. The vide log.
wishing you a Merry Chri-liuiis. a ' wbie h is si ill placed nu Ihe back of
happy and prosperous  New   Year, | t|���. j.earlli in Kngland, is I lie'lnst trace
!nf the   cereminiy   of   Ihe   midwiutei
'feslival  iu   which   lhe   tree   wa
The McDowell-Atkins-
we .ire
Verv 1 l-nlv yours,
....-,- ,-,... con
sumed   by  lire,   ns   in   (ieriuaiiy    tin
WatSOIl CO., Ltd.    Ch.islmasI.ee-.-lill is.     lis ashes wen
"THE DRUGGISTS" , sii|i|iosci! to   have   magical   q'lah'th-***.'steiki', where* iiicn e.f lhe saint* indiinr't
McCarty B.ock, Kovolstoko Station       ; and lo I his.lay pieces of  the  charcoal j,.ll)1(.    ^Uk.]u   !U.(1   I,,, j Iti i i�� __-  iqi as   liiey
heipi! a great centre' of commerce!   in   a
or amid the snows of Canada, by tlie
fever linnnted rivers ol "Africa or
aiming lhe* broad pastures of Australia,
now withering in the midsummer heat
will think of the old home ami the old
Christmas ways, nnd keep (lie season
as near as jiossible afler the familiar
fashion of i lie  race.     Here  in   Kevel-
c;i:o. T. M.u.i.iinv, ni-iiii-crr. , of the burnt yule-log inre Iri'iisureil by
A flerry Christmas
Read it-
arid cons
"Whiil 10 per cunt, iiionns t /]' y.-nir Christ inns ])iii'cliiisu.s, tuitl
av li jit that sivinjr to yon will l.uy.
ing a- it did. for n luief .jieritnl every
year. I lie i-,i|il.ives Iheii- freedom and
Iheir great deity, the Sun. hi. worslii)).
The festival was markcel by great excesses and abomiirit ions, so iniie-ii so,
that the early e hrist ian wrileis fri-
qiieully exjiies.- their ablinri'iii'i' of il
. land convi-rls were' fiirbiilen tn |).ii lake
the church on the other hand has kept | nf its enjoyments. But as with ureal
t'u* d ite. mil as llie. trndiUoiril anni- j wisdom tin- muss in early ages was,
vers.trv of tliVnct'iiitl birth nfinir l.tir.l. j frec(iiently jilanted over the shrine of |
but sunjily n- tlu- festival   e-oiiimemor-  ; (j *     ��� ������ ....
ating the great mystery of  the    Inc.-ii
a I
nation.    Ciood Friday nml   lOi-tei
ton curtain extent kept as n:i-.iiv.'i
& Co,
Groceries,   Hay,   Flour,
Feed,,Etc., Etc.
To Their Many
Friends msd  Patron-.
he ancient [i.i,'.in �� or.-hi|i.   so   Chr:
ian   festivals    we-re  al.-n  often   set
aie [ elate���.    which    would   enable   them   to \
���ar- ' siqn'i sede iiiitl .-.-iiie-tify tbe   leai-t   day.- i
ins of tlu: net mil events connected with   of t hi* conqiit'ieil he.it her. i.-m.    A nil   il '
Ihe'in.     Christinas   is   not.     And   yet               I
while; the observance of these anni vei- ' ������---'- -_'*il:'-'_-  * J:''*li.';y-l'-"__"���'"*'_ '.-l.Ji
saries is still sulVered to lie in .-ibeyani e [ ;
by I'roie.-taiitisii), Cliristin n  hold-!  it- .        \f\/       W      t-^ -"".*"" Cfr^
. gi-oimd. ._  [     .    VV..'    LJ' /     WC3LS><t'
The reason of   this   circn'ii-t nice, sn
p.'culi.ir at first sight,   til.;   iv.-i-.dii    for,
th:: eating nnd  drinking,   the   present
giving nnd social enjoyment, the  feeling  of  brotherhood, which   so   distinguishes and enobles tlu* feast,   a-   well ���
as the  di.-sijiiil inn.   which   murk's  ami
di.-giaces it.is all iraei-.ible to the -am--
cause.    The fact   is   that   Chri-tiiiii-   i-
nhlei-   ih.in   ('liri-ti.uiity.   h"W   mm li
older tie   ot .��� kiU'H-      A-   th"   -ji"'. i ���
which   tli"   great   ebun-   of  St.   Caul's
l.ein-.ilnl'l ove-r-ilie  mighty   he.ii!   ��� ��� 1"
I In- l-illijiile I he t-'iidi tl s\ ll'i.nl I'l'l 'In i-t -
iaiiity. i- known tn have om '��� 1 n t in-
-it>- of a Itiiiu.in li-mjile"  of   Id in.i   .ind
i- ln-lji'Vei! t  i have ll.-eli il -.ler.-.l   |ii Ic-
befol e llie    1'illlt.lll    l O.'iqili���I     tli    lliei-f
('el'.ii- 111 11 > .li-. uhoiii lhe I.'mii.in-eon-1
rpii'i-eel. mid   peiliajts   l-efoi"   that   ilu-
-Ct'lle   eif    -tl.illgi-   lite���   ct ��� I le 1 ��� It t *-ll    by
t but |iii-bisi(ii-ic i ,ii .-. it Iii iiii in I be liini
ages befoie the written history  nf   tli'- j
i-l.iiul bee'in-   the   I'litou-   themselves |
lll-OVe- out   before t lieln, -o   the    fe-tll.ll'
nf Christ inn- \t it It .ill i!- y.t' red ,-i-se.i i-
ilt iems e till ies I be inqnil er .'llln It-   ''Illy hi-toiv b.ii U beyond  Hit:   b.-giuiiiitg ���
nf  Hie  era    of   l 111 i.-li.lliity    In   stl'iinu'f
IIIVl l|eilll__.ri(��� .intl   long   fnl gut |ftl    god-.
I {eft ne tbe f est it,11 vta.s .i|i;-i lint wl Iii )������- ,
kept, in i-eiiiiiin-iii'i'.il inn of the f hrist- j
ian mystery of the- liiearn.it inn, it wn- I
and had for cnunth���s ages been olisi'i- ,
v.-el as the feast nf llie tin n .if I lie vear. t
G. B. HeJ/AE Zl GO.
Ave olTurinfj lhis iniliuonioiit f\��� r Ciish in ��]ict;i;il and staple
lino** nf Dry Goo!h. GlmiI.-i'  l*'iii*:ii.sl.ii!g,s. (.'to. ''
Yuur ju^giiimnr. wn 1 cliuvc, w:ll loiid yon to buy f.'arly
.'ind saiuro thu best palIcitk.
Stock  in  all  (.-.purtniGiits
oiYoiing f-pcci-1 iii'iuceiii's.'iit.*. to ciiiical buvors.
Nov/is the time to buy Christmas Tcys
and   Fancy Goods, while our. stock is
 = complete. --^ -���^	
_C_^_e��ps**a_Le    u .... __
-G: B. HfdlMZ & CO.
A Hard Times Christinas Story.
Times were hard in tlie country as
well as in tho great cilics. A couple
mnrrieil but a few years, who had lost
everything through illness and misfortune, decided to remove to Chicago
before: winter set in to try to secure
some sort of employment that would
yield a living. The husband had been
mi itccoiiiitniit. and oflice man and the
wife* bud a, good general knowledge! of
and experience iu office Work.
They rented a suite of cheap rooms,
and then followed days and days of
weary si.'ckiug.alinosla liouso-lo-bousi!
canvass of (he: elownlown district,
leaving applications wherever the
lii.'inagi'is would permit.
"".Ye can't givo you any encouragement in these times; We are. not taking
on any new men. Our business will
not warrant keeping all of our old em-
^���S^:i������^������t^���^���^���^'i^;���^:���^^<������'^^^j^^j^^K   1" Si--i-;. iK   X *K
And a_
A Happy New Year fe
,   v��/, - GO",- j ���:.j\jf<jf ������- -> -.v <.-e\j^ ���-���f<.*i\y *^"eiAi_" irvzs^l't.s'rc.^i XL/it. -."    ti-v.'vi-'
Go well together. . We can
make iho combination for you.
Wo have in stock till kinds of
material of the best manufacture and lutes' patterns suitable for winter wear. Our
line of lioady-Made Clothing
will .surprise you for tlieir
Inuid.soine appearance and
-vo.iriujr qualities'. Call and
inspect our s.ook and get our
price ���_
R. S. Wilson,
The Tailor.   ��� .,..,,
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ii ���.   ( .unit. ��� .   < '.i I." .    i . .������-.
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tiie .b'f.ili'   jit-ii .--.     \\'.-   ������������
jte-e J   ' ii nn 1 it   I hi' p tt I on r^,'
of til!!'   1.1! -_,'''     il.ll    li.JI v     M.
I I I -it sill Jt i  llet.t.IL,'.'  I iv     , -11' '-
I ill   .-ind   pi omii'     i ���' i nt (to
to  Iln-r ne.    I-     ,;;���]     .��� ,-'. ���
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\"m .- .ii.il   ll-n.j.y .N.   ���.
W ���  I.   ,' te,    i.-i,    .-.,.
He-]i"( I fully y'liir--,
W.  B.  Pease &   Co.
Tin; earli ��� t inliuli't ,-int - r.r F.meqie.tt bo ' is jnjjjily prol,,,!,!.. that  llu- i! ete- ,,f t |���.
have, left anv trace by whicli  Iheii-   net
< -' Km/I'-I
il ��� I.,n t:,-
������     I"	
,f   ii,
tounliy boys and gills us 1 i in I di���lineel In h ��� till' greatest milling
The Imlly is lie- holy Irer. coiuitrv ill lhe Fuijiii-e. we too shall
tg us it tlt.es in its gl'.��� v kei-|i j| ns well as uiir lirelhreii withjov
m���.iml bright -c.irlel beiries nuil I haiil.filliies-, with i-onlhleuce
ring in lhe mitl-t t.f' in I he lui ui e based eeii progress in I he
The nii-t lelne was a ' |)n-t. i ejoiiiiig as is (he way of the
..I i.i.iiit in leu- Driiidiciil win- i nee' lei jireserve oiirohl (���iislonisatuong
i. Cut ub:l. In,Hi .-tie illtiueil ill new -ill l niiinlilig.s. Afler a year of
��� I ���, , i il ions, f |iou-es in I'ingl.ind. inu'Xii inp'eii ilevehijiinent and wilh
in--. h I .ii- 1- i :_;lil!v e\elu.|i"l li.tiii . I lie biighli'-l | ��� 1 i��pei Is for Ihose to
e In.I i le--.  till it ll hit 11    llie   holly    is    i nine,   I i cVel-l I ihe e,_ II   '.'il II good heart
I,ihe i'- ('In ist ma- bolitlny and il is
wilh every feeling i if i ongl tlllllill ion
tli.il t In* l!i-:it.\i.i> is-nes its firsl ('hrist-
I u.i- 11 in nbcl' nnil w i-bes ils siibscribei s
' for I In- lii'-t I iiiic
ji'-i'ii b ,i\ i
; b ��� |u i.ini-
K llile-l '-  --11
'���1% ,i'l 11.111 j-<I.
it lil(.-
!���!-.  !!..v
... ��� l   I.   i.- i 1 i'i   t
, '  no
t ' , i
' li
lll.lllkiltll   -     tllel!     I
,ii i i;: i o i, 111' i ��� t. n    ._-
I  1  -|b|e     .lllll'l.ll     I e- I
I be S in, l.'i'  v.ilu.it
. nilf.iui.'-'   to   II
,   i.ni ,lii|.(.::,.
I    'i,,Hf   nf   I in
ilu.li   of   n.ilini
in"., libel.- .   .1-
.llli I I it  lis    e,f    iii.i ;,
.   . ' i ���   t<, ��� - ii,,,' -ir.  in tie   v ..eil
i I : .  ' < -ir- 11.>   ' rii.i I,. '
I   Id     l''ic:iell     Cliol     slews     hull',
have: left any trace by wlneh Ili.-n- net ].-,..,,Hl f)f tlie liicarmit .inn was li;<ed on j kin'l the. Ciirist.iaii < om inemoi-ati'iii nf ; fully the- holly wn- iitlmiUcel into thei
ligious belief can be: conjectiiri-el, we-re J t lecember 2.*ilh by tfu- cbuit-li for no ! the rising over tht: spiritual worhl of i���.ld ���(. brisl inn symbolism of Christmas, j
almost, certainly wiirshipperH of the: j (1t;li.:r reason than to do. battle wit b j t be '-Sun of 1,'ighf eo-.tsness, with, heal- ; Cut. the siqierstil ions reverence jiaidi
visible powers of nature', first anil fine'-   ,u)(| ,.,inc|uer and hiilj'ow   the tinbritlleil i ing on His wings." .' '    ! (',, i.be mistletoe' plant elcsec I'ated if for!
most  among   which   is   the   Sim,   and    j-wense of this ancient  festival. 1      ,\ nil so. imliki Iv as   it.   mav   nl    first : use in   I he ( lnisl inn sanctu.-irv nnel (lie 1
t'n' p'-rioel of th" yeir v.-ln'ri the ehi;
lit e-nse e>,*- t bis ancie-iit  festiviil,
TI.it hum:'!u tint ���ire i   !j i: d It. c
mep'i.-:-.. :
.\ nd so, iinliki ly as   it.   mny   :i(   firsl Use: in  I he. Christian sanctuary nnd the :
it   .ijijiear.  tic   ���..���ivili/.'.''!     --, -' ��� 11 ��� 1    ib . t'.-li;:i..ii ��� ;r:-:.,i;niiitioli:-- nf   the   day.    >.'c
Will bt.'ii: liis e.tTiL-c over c..-Htiii'la Boiik.
.v Drill, '.'e'j.'s .-tore, Kcvclstcko Station,
from Dec, 24th to Jan. loth, '98.
jilnyes after the holiday season isover.
Vour references are; all right, and if
t'liii'.s were different," etc.
And when .Sunday  i-iuiie  there  w.-'.s'
siurryiiig for stationery ami for stumps
tin I of Ihe: thin purse to answer "ads."
Hut one day was like another, with ils
trudging, trying and waiting.
The purse became empty and the
meal.-scanty, ami the rent due; and
after the lirst month the furnace sent
up little; heal, and the landlady's "fie'ii.d
��� miming" was frigiel. Tl.ey wore shab-
bi.ir cl'itlu's, am] their steps grew
heavier as Iheir faces grew less hop;-
lioine without his cuff buttons, ami
111 xt morning wore n pair of his wife's, ���
but there was steak and colfce for
supper, hi a. few days he left his watch
downtown and wore an old-fashioned
silver one that had been, his father's;
.-ind then they decided they could get
along without that. too. And there
was untiling more lo pawn. The man
several years before helped a lawyer
out of a fight, place, loaning him
small sums several times, lie dropped
in to see him ami asked him I'or a dollar or two. The lawyer stepped out
loget the money and forgot to come
The wife had packed two pieces of
rare Fiench bric-a-brac in her trunk,
audit' she could sell them���in a great
city there were always people; who
We're ghee] fo get hold of artistic curios,
if you i-oiilel hud the i-i'dil people.
The pieces of china w.'i."*. worth from  '
$-.")()   to   SKX),   but  hush.X1. and   wife
iigiet'd to part with theni for ."___.>  if  a
ptii-clin.-er   could  Im found.-    A  curio
dealer   downtown   offered   her $1.50.
The wife next started   to  visit  lion:" >-,
oh a fashionable   boulevard;  an-:l   v.
1'ither denied ailniittaiicc* by a h.'tugh.t
servant or a supercilious dame refused
even to look at the pieces���the like  of
whicli could not he found outside an
art inn'mini.   She never bought from
|)i:ddli'rs, she* explained.   Then 11 long,
weary walk home, and only bread and
tea for supper. il
For two or three Sunday nights they
had attended Kev.  Dr. B���'s church.
Hesides beiiiga most learned and eloquent preacher.  Dr.   D��� appeared to
(ConciU'Itel en pr-g�� '.)


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