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 ^iiss^3S*JSflsaHi&*l  ^LJSTID  RAILW  MEN'S   JOURNAL  Vol    V.  No    171  REVELSTOKE B. C.    THURSDAY,  JANUARY  15^1903  $2 OO a Year in Advance.  -. -���������>s  flKtUKM IE  V  A  BOUT THE FIRST OF FEBRUARY we will  commence our Annual Stock-Taking, and  previous to removing to our new premises, on  the Corner of Mackenzie Avenue and First street,  which will be-completed and ready for' us in the  early spring. We are desirous of reducing our  stock so that the work of Stock-Taking will be somewhat lessened, and to that end\'e are marking down  our goods to the lowest possible point and are now  offering some GREAT BARGAINS as.jhe fol'low-  will indicate :���������*   -  200  ���������<r PAIRS LADIES' CENTS  arid CHILDREN'S SHOES  200  * X  ATj^DSI PBICB  S-.-ISV  ^"VHeseShoerareaU.oUhe very best makes and.you   -.  ,. .'cannot make'a mistake in making your purchases at  "���������the Cost Price Mark. .  W. O. & R. Colored Shirts  Our Entire Stock of W. G.. & R. Colored Shirts, soft  ���������     and Starched Fronts���������genuine bargains���������at  One Dollar Each  FANCY DRESS  CARNIVAL  First Class Ice, Splendid Costumes, and the Independent  Band Make an Enjoyable  Evening  The iirst fancy dress carnival of  -the season took place last night and  was attended by 300 people, the largest  crowd ths'.t ever congregated at the  rink. The ice wus in splendid condition and the costumes worn by the  llfty or sixty who dressed for. the  occasion were .-ill IIrat class and presented a gorgeous and animated  nppearnnce op the ice. The prizps  put up by the management of the rink  were valuable and excited much admiration. They were awarded as  follows:���������  Ladv's costume, 1st Miss Andersoa,  Indian Belle, solid silver bon bon dish.  2nd, Mrs. T. Dunne, Queen of the  Witches, silver mounted umbrella.  Gentleman's costume, 1st, Albert  Stone. Spanish gentleman.  Best comic costume, L. Schnider,  Irishman.  - The-lndependent Band was present  and rendered an excellent programme  during tbe evening.  The management are arranging for  a grand masquerade carnival to take  place in about two weeks,' probably on  the evening ot Wednesday the 28th  inst., when valuable prizes will bo  offered for competition. -~.  A Few Pairs of Ladies' and Children's .Leggings at  Cost. Only a few left for choice.'. Call as soon as  possible, while-they are in stock.  total increase is likely to he more than  twice the aggiegite mm mimed.  Reading Matter For Camps.  To the Editor of the IlEUALb :  Sin: May I beg insertion of the  following:  A friend in a'logging camp whose  letter I have, writes Hiking'me to send  the boys some old magazines for them  to read during the long evenings.  Will some *of tbe Herald's city  readers help to make up a supply by  dropping me A!'curd telling me that I  iiiiyoall and get any books they will  give for this purpose? Addiess Hurry  Ed winds, Third,'street, city.  Hockey.  Although somewhat late in the  season the hockey enthusiasts have at  length awakened ��������� from their slumbers  and got down to practice. A meeting  was held on Tuesday night when the  club was reorganized and the following officers elected :  Hon. President���������T. Kilpatriek.  Hon Vicc-Pres.���������A. E. Kincaid.  President��������� C. F. Landmark'.  Secretary-Treasurer���������W. Bews.  Manager���������E: Edwards.  Executive Committee ��������� Edwards,  Wickius, Ker.  Practices , will he held on Tuesdays  from 7 to 8 p. in.,, and Thursdays and  Saturdays from110 to 11 p.m.  A "team will; be entered for the  hockey tournament at the Rossland  carnival which" commences on Fob.  12th.     '  Ladies' and Children's Woollen and Cashmere Hose,  a large siock to chose from at Bargain  Sale Prices.  i  FEDORA HATS  '     Made by Rowlock and Christy, two of the best Hat  '   ���������  "Makers in the^world to-day.      These Hats are all for  safe at Bargain Prices.' '  GOCERIESAND  PROVISIONS  We lead in this line.-   Our importations are large and  always the best the market offers.  ONTARIO APPLES���������A large shipment, including  the   famous   Northern  Spys,   Russets,   Kings   and  -Greenings.  The Celebrated Bear Brand of Eggs.  Hay, Oats, Bran and Shorts always in stock.  The Public Meeting.,  The public - meeting held 'in"the  Opera House last Friday evening, was  fairly well attended: Mayor. O'Brien  reviewed the work of the council for  past year, pointingout to the meeting  that with the $500 hitherto paid the  company the profit on water and light  for the past three months was $3,000:  Aid. McLeod, /Manning, Law, and  McMahon. spoke briefly, as did, also  school trustees Bennett and Floyd," the  latter reading the financial statement  of the school as" follows :���������Salaries,  $4110.85; janitor. $420; fuel, $224.25;  rent Selkirk hall, $240; sundries,  $04.03; against this a grant of $3825.90  hud been received from the government, .leavii.g a balance of $1203.83 to  be paid by the city.  Other speakers were R. Tapping,  W. A. Nettle and J. Palmer, the latter  declaring himself, a candidate for the  position of school trustee.  After votes of thanks had been  passed to the mayor and aldermen and  school trustees for their services during .the past year the meeting  adjourned.  Nomination Day.  "Monday was nomination day for the  ilrnmeiplil-coiincil_iind-si'hnol trustee  for the ensuing year. Very little  interest was manifested-in the affair  extep- by the pirties most inteiested.  M.J. O'Brien was-returned to the  position of chief magistrate by acclamation.-The following were nominated  for the alder manic boat d, there being  a. contest in'ward 2 only:  Ward 1���������W. A. Foote, John McLeod  ���������acclamation.    ' ������������������  Waid2-T.K L.Taylor, C.B. Hume,  B. Tapping.  Ward 3-S. Mc-Mahon, W. J. Law-  acclamation.  School trustee��������� W. A. Nettle. J.  Palmer.  The Elections.  ' The electiqnTor aldermen in Ward 2  and for school'.trustee'is progressing  today. There is very' little inteiest  being taken in the contest. 3 he polls  close at 7:30 o'clock this evening.  Copper Dollar.  , The Copper Dollar property. Fish  Kiver. which was lecently acquired by  nn Indiana svndic.ite/is to be .actively  ilevelnpyl. ,. Mr.^ J. A-. Daimgh, the  imiii'uJtoi-.-i-������c-������'ivpd il-t.-lt>Rr������lii-on_Eues-  \l.iy H(lvi<ing him to proceed'at once  with the work. A conti-iic-t.bas been  let to A. Dairagh who with a foice of  men," will, us soon as supplies' are  all packed up and improvements made  lotbe mine buildings, start to drive a  tunnel; This tunnel will bediiven on  tlie lend fiom which crosscuts will he  opened at intervals. It is the intention  to work a largp force of men on the  Copper Dollar this coming spring, tie  present operations being to - bring  things to a stage wheie a number of  men can work with convenience and  with good tesults. Supplies are being  daily packed to the property.���������Miner  SPEA !S HIGHLY  OF MR. FOSTER  Leading Liberal, Organ Admits  His Ability and Says His Influence is for Good.  The Toronto Globe, in discussing  "Mr. Foster's resurrection," says the  candidature of George E. Foster in  North Ontario is frankly admitted by  himself and his associates to have been  undertaken in the interest of the  Conservative p-irty. "This." it says,  'is tantamount to a confession that  the party in parliament cannot dispense with his general ability, his  parliamentary experience and his  aptitude for debate. It has apparently  taken the party managers a good  while to (ind this out; the public saw  it from the'flrst.  "It was. perhaps, inevitable that in  his address he should appeal to his  supporters to .have, a pure, gentlemanly  contest, but he had good sense and  good taste to refrain from any implication that Liberals are chief Binnerp in  the practice of political corruption. If  Mr. Foster will always keep on his  present high ground and induce others  on his own side to do so along, with  him, he may hope to accomplish  something in  the way of purification,"  Curling.   <���������  Tne following games in the different  competitions have been played this  week :���������.  Green Curlers competition���������  - ' 7->,0' Biien 12, LeMaistre 4.  Knapp 12, Morris 10.  Walker 12, McDonald 4. -  -,"- " McLean 12, Steiss 3.  Calgary Brewing Cup���������  T        Pinkham 24, Carruthers 3,  Bae 12, Graham 6.  Brock 10 McDonell 5.  ��������� Equitable Life Cup���������  Rue 11,. Phipps G.  .P. Burns Cup ���������  .IZi. Eiukhatu-ll-'McRae-B���������;.._ ~_  . ,    ,     Carruthers 12, Phipps 7.  The annual Kootenay Curling Association Bonspiel takes place at Ross-  land next -week,-, commencing on  Tuesday. ��������� -jjt.'is. not -known yet who  will represent Revelstoke hut in all  probability two rinks will attend.  The annual bonspiel of the Golden  curling club takes place on Monday,  Tuesday and Wednesaay next and a  very pressing invitation has been  extended to the local club to attend.  The Golden curlers have promised to  v'sit Revelstoke this season and a  special effort should be made by the  local club to send at least one link to  G olden next week.   .  Bob Dunbar, of St. Paul, fonneily of  Winnipeg, broL>- the world's lecord  last week at St. Paul at the Points  culling competition. He made 61, the  record up to dale having.been 00. The  score is official.  The C, P. R. are offering single faie  tickets to the Calgary bonspiel and  return from Revelstoke. The bonspiel  commences in Calgary on the 27th.  Rapid  Running of Silk  Train.  The train bearing eastward over the  Canadian Pacific Railway the silk  caigo of the Empress of Japan is  muled as an "extra special," and is  being pushed along at a speed that  makes the regular express time appear  as but a snail's pace.  The train, which consisted of lour-  teen cars, left Vancouver Fnday  morning at 0 o'clock. It i em lied  Kamloops, 250 miles from heie, ten  hours and forty five minutes later.  The time of the i egular express for the  same i������n is eleveu hours and forty five  minutes.  Revelstoke was reached at twenty  five'minutes past midnight Sttmday,  and barring a short stop for inspection,  no time was lost in pushing .eastward,  as the train is under orders to make up  all the time possible in view of the fact  that tbe Empress of Japan was twenty  four hours late in reaching this poll  from Yokohama.  The silk special was rushed through  the mountains at better than expi ess  speed. She had the right of way  everywhere, and two hours ahead of  the time made by the express she sped  off the division early Saturday morning. The train occupied but twenty  seven hours in clearing the division,  which is two hours better than passen  ger train time. .-���������' A  The Chinese special, hearing a large  number of Chinese coolies consigned  to foreign point*, left here Friday at  12.30 p. m. ^j^he .alio is being rim at  better thati/passenger speed, and made  Kamlopps- in -ten- hours; ;and ttfleen  iniriutes afl'er leSvtngTtnTs- city.���������Pi o-  vince. ��������������������������� ''',"--     ���������������������������.'���������'���������'������������������  "  Salmon Arm Notes.  Sealed lenders are being called for.to  be opened Jan. 15. for the construction  of a ditch to drain the road south of A.  Men-all's r-inch, ��������� and runniug to  Salmon River.  Born.���������To Rev. J.A. and Mis. Wood,  adauuhter. The many friends of Mr.  and Mrs. Wood will he pleased to leai n  that mother and child are doing well.  ���������Kamloops Sentinel.  LATEST NEWS  BY TELEGRAPH  The News of the World in Brief  As Received Over the Wires  From Every Corner of the  Globe.  Mazatl\n, Mexico, Jan. 14.���������Several deaths and ten fresh cases is the  plague situation today. Government  has cut salaiies of all government  officials 20 per cent and the state of  Sitialoa has contributed $20,003  towards i elieving distress.  New YoKK.J.in. 14.���������London cable  to the Tribune says 'tis understood  that Canada will become a keen competitor in the British iron trade. The  Dominion Iron and Steel Company,  with ample backing, has decided tojco  in for the manufacturing of constructing^ iron. -  New York, Jan. 14.���������7500 persons  played euchre lost night at a party  given by the students of St. Francis  College, Brooklyn, in the Fourteenth  Regiment Armouiy.  Two battalions of the foreign legion  have been ordered to be in readiness  to proceed to the Moroccan frontier.  Washington, Jan. 14.���������A bill providing for a rebate of duty on imported  coal passed the House by a vote of  258 to 8.  Judge Langelier,   of  Montreal,   has  resigned because of Premier Laurier's       ,  refusal to keep his promise,   that  he  should be transferred   from   Montreal . <-  fo Quebec. ���������    ,'   '  The Expenditure under  the   Pacific,,  Cable Act," up tc Maich 31st, is ������8,044,-"  701.   Cable authoiities say the amount  /  of ti attic has exceeded all expectations.  Tne jury in the case 'of  Fred _,Gobd- ' "  speed, on trial at St' John,   N.   B.,'" as f  accessory after fact in *he   murder   of  Willie Doherty, failed ^to   agree and ' "-  were discharged,- >  The Toronto Globe advocates  recU  pt-ocity in coal'between   Canada  and  the  TJuiiea -������cates."iu  -rjv-n���������<^_4U���������:_-  famine in hard coal.        MJ{��������� ' ���������  While a large crowd   were skating  ~  on the bathing-basin near the Washington monument at Washington D.C.,    *  the  ice  broke. n Three 'people  were  drowned, and several injured.  A bill has been introduced at Washington to authorize railroads to  tians-  port coal invpreference   tO'all  other   .  freight for a period of sixty days.*  An Algiers despatch says the wife of  the American Consul was assualted by  foot pads last night aud robbed of   her ���������  purse and jewels,    - -v  I. O. F.  G. B. Hume  and Company.  Goods delivered to all parts of City.    Telephone No. 81  Court Mt. Beghie installed their  officers on Monday night for the  ensuing year as follows:  Court Deputy, J. A. Ringer.  Court Physician, Dr. Carruthers.  P. C. R., J. E. McLean.  C. R., C. W. Mitchell.  V. C. R , J- V. Saunier.  R. S., J- B. Scott. \  F. S., J. Ij. Smith.  Treasurer, B. F. Gayman.  Orator, F. H. Fretz.  S. J. C, and Organist, H. Floyd.  S. W., L. Schnieder.  J. W..F. P. Smith'  S. B., Geo. Beavo.  J. B., Jos. Lee.  STOCK-TAKING SALE  G  Wages  Increased   $20,000,000.  New York. Jan!112.���������The American  railroads have been readjusting their  wage schedules, and the aggregate  increase ot remuneration to railway  employes in the United States for the  next twelvemonth willl be at least  920.000,000. Thisappliesmerely to wages of trainmen. When the payof other  employes is also finally adjusted the  LEARING SALE !      Remnant Sale !      Call it what you may  *        ���������the simple facts are that after such a wonderfully successful  business career as we had last year, we'can afford to give you  Bargains for a Month  Another object to be gained is to clear out all the odds and ends  throughout the store before Stock-Taking, and as an inducement we  have made considerable reductions in every department. " COST"  cuts no figure in lots of cases, so don't miss getting your share of the  good things.  25  PER CENT. DISCOUNT  On the following Lines:���������Cut right in two !  25  Ladies'Jackets, ��������� Misses' and Children's1 Jackets and Furs, Children's  Dresses, Dress Goods, Ladies' Lined Gloves and Mitts, Men's Overcoats, Boys' and Youths' Reefers, Flannel and Flannelette Blouses,  Ladies' Tailor-Made Skirts, Etc.  We would advise an early call for first choice, as we have included  in this Sale a lot of very desirable lines. They are well worth the  attention of the Bargain Seeker.  Re id & Young:  Dealers in      *  FIRST-CUSS  Groceries  Flour,, feed   :  MKIary's  Famous Stoves  Tinware, tiraniteware  Heavy and  Shelf Hardware  Stores at      __  Revelstoke,  Nakusp  New'Denver  1 &i  il ?&3^rt-Gl>������^^^E&^jtt  OUMlUMVW  I  Every Man the  Arbitef of His  Own Destiny.  William O Stinson, D.D.. Bloom-  inydalo Reformed Church.  Be net deceived; Cod Is not mocked: for  rhatsoover n man sowetli. Unit shall he  llco reap. For lie tlmt sovveth to his flesh  (hall of the fiivli renn conui.tl'iir. hut he  hat fovotb to the Sidrlt shall of the Spirit  leap lite cver'uutlng..������������������ Hal., vt.,-7, S.  '     This is a moral as well as a physie.il  ���������world.    It  is governed  by moral laws.  iian is a moral being, and he is subject  to these laws.   This does not mean that  he is under the bondage or tyranny of  law.      There is a  disposition in    many  Quarters to regard  man  as   the victim  of seen  or unseen forces,  which  either  make or break him.    There  is  a false  teaching to-day which says  there  i3  a  predetermined  course    marked   out  for  each man by an arbitrary, partial power,  and   each   individual   must  follow  this  predestined course.  Then there is a philosophy of fate and  chance, and they who believe it look  upon the soul as in a lifelong game of  battledore and shuttlecock. Too many  persons regard their lives as marbles  flung out indiscriminately upon the bagatelle board of human existence. They  bump against obstacles, -wobble aound  life'* honors and go bounding and rolling toward gome unknown destiny. Pathetic indeed it it to see the persons  Hrho have yielded to such teaching. Many  ef them have ceased to struggle and  ceased to caer. Baffled, discomfited by  the strange and hard experiences thvouirh  which they hare, passed, they have lost,  or well-nigh lost, their' faith in human  volition and divine providence. It is  pitiful to see them swept along ]ike  driftwood on a river or hustled about  like dead leaves in an autumn wind,  victims of forces over which they, eca.-ic  to exert any control.  Much of modern fiction is saturated  *rith the thought that heredity and environment are the all powerful factors  in human destiny, . tint personality  counts for nothing, that every man U  the ghost of his dead ancestors, who  look through his eyes, speak in his words  and act in his deeds.  It is against this morbid and erron-  _ eous conception of life that we raise a  ^fQrd of protect and warning. .Heredity;  and environment' are not to be underrated. They are powerful factors. Nor  are they to he overestimated. But 1  maintain that in every man there is an  untainted power, something which passes  from generation to generation, untouched by change, and even though it may  be shut in by evil conditions and tied to  a thousand evil tendencies,.yet it may,  and it does frequently, assert itself aiid  fchow  its superiority.  ���������Man is morally free. Strip that statement of all theological sophistry and  metaphysical'subtlety; is it not true of  every man that. he has the power of  moral choice? If vou deny that, then  .... it;..- ...r.lis? to appeal to nionv.osrrYri'if  may as well close the avenues to academic honors and abolish courts of }us-  ticc and penitent iarie?'. We preachers  rr.ay as well close our churches a;u!  cc.-.se pleading wth the. consciences of  men. Deny man's capacity of moral  choice and you destiny man's personal  a.-.*finniaW:tr and destroy manhood  it-  Man is al*o under law. You admit  that of man's bodily nature, but there  ere ls-.rs moral as well as physical. Man's  ph viral freedom consists in an  odjiis'.:no!:t of his lioriy tr> thc=e physical liw. ?,������ man's moral freedom consists in the adi'.istuu-ut oi his spirit to  rmral lt'.vs. ];.>Mi physical and moral  laws f'nl their !������mvitaiing centre in  God. Tlftp laws are inexorable in their  operation. W'p talk about breaking tbe  laws of f!od, but that is careless speech.  .We break the laws of God? No. If wc  do not obey them they break U3. There  is no more escaping the consequences  ������������������cf-the���������violation. .L>t^the_m.oral_la\y_than_  there is coemption from a broken body  U you violate the laws of gravitation.  Ifan is under the law of heredity.  This means vastly more than the reproduction of the traits and characteristics  of bi= parents. It means that he is not  only heir to his environment, inheriting,  (or example, the lineaments of parents,  affected by birthplace, nursing, car'.y  training, and the like, but it means th.it  he is also inheriting himself in' himself.  ���������He is reproducing his own character, lie  is repeating himself in himself. K-ich  repetition ot an act is intenscr than  the preceding., Each bad act becomes  the sire of many bad act3, even as each  good act becomes the sire of many good  acts. In other words, he illustrates in  himself the la.w of the harvest. "Whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also  reap."  The harvest gathered is ever larger  than the seed sown, lie who sows sparingly reaps sparingly. He who sows  bountifully reaps bountifully. For example, a man bows the love of money.  JWhtit does lie reap? Dollars and cents?  Possibly; but one thing he docs reap���������  an intensifying love of money. As ths  growth is ever larger than toll germ, he  growB fonder and fonder of money; It  is not to be wondered at if he grows  covetous, becomes more and niore grasping and grinding. Xor need we wonder  If we sec him grow miserly, until the  habit of miserliness is ever becoming  more and more confirmed. What is true  Of covetousness and avarice, is also true.  of intemperance, indolence, scepticism  nnd the whole trai nof moral evils.  Each man is responsible  for  his own  character.     Each   man   has   the   liberty  ^of sowing what he pleases.   The harvest  that   he  rcarn  is   the  aggregate   of   his  r>iHi=:    t.h*������.   '���������'   I"    'hi-   -Vii-Vtor.  'Accordingly, then, it Isj for each man to  *aj", whether he will be good or ha 1,  \viiciht-r lit' u,.l i,\ t>tv t.ci Li-/ or wiu'sp.  Each man is rcspon--:ble for his destiny.  He is responsible foi his destiny because  be is responsible for hi" chnr.t.ster. C.'liat-  ncter determine'* destiny. A profound  truth lies in the adage of Sallust, "Every  ���������.. man is the architect, of his own fortune," Daily rharactci is shaping yor.r  futui^,destiny.   Fn>  the "KfrTn-iiirn-rnril"������V raise  Tim*   is   wllti* iiiat-iliilK   filled;  Oif  lo-day* und' >'i-sli:r<]ii}-K  Are the IiIoVIsh with which wc build.  Tnkt- heed how you I've. "Sow and  ������'ct, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a  character; now a character, reap a dea-  fir;-."  No Call for Invisible Ink.  A writer.for The New York Sun rc-  scntly made a lour of leading retail and  wholesale ink dealers and manufacturers in that city and found that none of  :hem either made or had invinsiblc ink  in stock and all agreed that within tlieir  lime there had been no demand for it.  After  detailing  his   experiences   in   tlio  hunt, the writer gives several instances  in which invisible ink has played an important  part,  and   continues:���������"One   of  the most remarkable cases on record in  which invisible, ink played an important  part   occurred in England during Queen  Elizabeth's  reign   and   resulted   in    the  escape from  Loudon's Tower-of   Knllici-  Gerard,  a Jesuit priest under sentence  of death.    All the letters were  written  with orange juice, the relative value ot  which and of lemon juice for the same  purpose is carefully set down by Father  Gerard in one of his later letters. ".Now,  lemon juice," says the priest, "has this  property, that what is written in it can  be  read  in  water  quite  as  well  as  by  fire,  and  when  the  paper  is  dried   the  writing disappears again till it is steeped  afresh  or again held  to  the  fire.    Hut  anything  written  with   orange  juice  is  at once washed out by water, and cannot be read at all in that way; and if  held  to the fire, though the characters  are  thus made  to   appear   and  can   be  read,  they  will not  disappear,   so that  a letter of this sort once read can never  be delivered to any one as if it had not  been read.    The party will see at once  that it has been read and will certainly  refuse and disown it if it should contain  anything dangerous."   As neither lemons  nor oranges, pen nor ink were furnished  to  condemned  prisoners  in  the Tower,  Father Gerard obtained a supply of oranges  through  his jailer.    He   made   a  peri out of a quill.   Ont of orange peel  ho made crosses and rosaries.   Then he  begged for some paper in which to wrap  his crosses and rosaries.    He got it and  next bribed  his  unsuspecting jailor   to  carry a cross or a rosary as a small present to friends outside the prison, each  wrapped in paper covered with invisible  writing..   Ho   received   answers  to   his  (letters' in   the   same   way.     Thus   his  escape was arranged for and he got away  to safety.  Tho article continues:���������  An  irate  father  in London   one  day  intercepted and read with  the liveliest  satisfaction this letter:  Dearest Clorinde.���������By the time this  reaches you I shall he on route for, the  Continent to travel 1 know not where.  I, at last, realize the impossibility of  gaining your father's consent to my suit,  and I realize also that to remain here  and:not he able to see you or. speak to  you .is more than! can bear. 1 do. not  know when-I shall return-. Jlcvotedly  yours, Winthrop.  One hour later Clorinde, behind locked  doors and with bated breath, read with  equal satisfaction the following:���������  Christmas  Its Early  ...History  Massacres by  the-Romans  ���������   tra.   -to*- ���������*- Ir���������* ���������s-b"X.,1?ri'  J. xL-.l&d.-, W*y- Tfo-  '/ft-  mi- ' 'rfS*K-- U.-W- .?"������_    -  roJLur   CtuO." Or A^vj-CUsa.    Iujixj.  {vKe^&a������-:i> ecu,,   ixn/u ;    ^  __*   The Queen, as a Nurse.  Sarnh A. Tooley, in an article in The  tady^f^'ea'lih7"iBntiUedi*'Qneen-Alexan--  dra as a. Sick Nurse," says :���������"The dis-  tinguishing qualities of the Queen as a  sick nurse are tne gift of silence���������never  more golden than in the presence of suffering���������an absolutely calm and unruffled demeanor, a gentle hand, a low  voice and implicit acquiscenco in the  medical orders. She possesses, too. remarkable power of endurance���������an example of which occurred during the last  illness of the Queen of Denmark. The  dying Queen wns so much soothed by  the presence of her Beloved, .daughter  'Alexandra' that the Princess of Wales,  as the Queen then was, would scarcely  leave the room, fearing to disturb the  serenity of'lier mother's last days. On  one occasion she remained fourteen hours  without intermission, and only consented to take rest when the doctors became  imperative in their orders to the nurses  that they must persuade the 'l-'rincess'  to leave her mother's bedside. . . .  There is no modern movement connected  with women which appeals so strongly  to the Queen as the development of the.  trained sick nurse; and should her-Majesty, following the King's example,  found nn Order of Merit for twelve notable women of the empire, we fancy that  Florence Nightingale would head the list.  Tho Queen has been a. gratified observer  during the last thirty years of the  gradual displacement, of the good-natured bub unskilled -'Sairey* for the trained  nurse; and t.o-dny it affords her great  pleasure, and satisfaction to be the representative head of the Koyal 1'ension  Fund for Nurses, nnd of the Queen's  Jubilee Nurses."  Is Dickens Played Out P  The best answer to the question, "la  Dickens played out ?" snys The London  Globe, is given by his original publishers,  Messrs. Chapman & Hull, who have been  looking into figures and taking a "box  oilicc" estimate ot the author. Jfor  many years their sales of Ills books have  averaged over tt quarter of a million  copies, and to these must be added the  innumerable issues, of the. majority that  arc' now' out of copyright. >So there  bctenia every justification for the new  biographical edition. As most people,  would guess, "David Copperfleld" comes  second in favor. First in fnvor, of course,  comes "I'ickwick," which is not the title.  of the hook.  It is a generally accepted belief that  on the elate th.it-wo call Christmas Cay  Christ was born. This is questioned  by some- chroniclers, but the doubt does  little hnrin, says, the Brooklyn Bugle.  Kvery ou'e is satislicd to take this date  as the nativity" of' Christ, anil it matters little whether it is historically correct or not; one day in the year, it is  believed by all good Christians, should  bo set aside for the celebration of the  birth of Jesus of Nazareth, and the  25tli of December is as good a day as  any on the calendar.        .  It Is necessary to go back to the  Roman era; to find the first recorded  reference to a festival on the date,  known to us as Christmas day, so that  It .need not be cause for surprise if  through all the past ages the record of.  the exact day on which Christ was  born should have become lost. History  tells us that the first feast to be celebrated on the 25th of December was  established by Commodus, emperor of  Home, who flourished about 185 yeara  after the birth of Christ.  After that there are many references  to the meetings of the new sect called  the Christians, who gathered on this  day to celebrate the birth of the God  Man. It Is not until a century after  the time of Commodus that we find a  particular reference to the persecution  that the ,Christinns underwent at the  hands of the pagan emperors having  culminated In a grand Christmas day  massacre.  Diocletian -w&s the Roman who decided to celebrate the date by killing  off a few" Christians. He did so with  a vengeance. The most horrible deed  perpetrated during tbe festival was on  Christmas day, when the assembled  Christians, gathered in their place of  meeting, were set upon and slaughtered, while the Romans looked on in  great glee at the sight of autipagan  people being put to death for their religion's sake.  When Rome was no longer a pagan  state, the feast began to be celebrated  In the Christian style, although, some  of the songs that were sung nnd some  of the rites of the festival would greatly shock the strictly orthodox churchgoer of the present day. At that time  there were no excursion trains to carry  those who wished to take part in a  public celebration from point to point,  nnd the electric telegraph had not been  thought of. Consequently those who  celebrated the birth of Christ in early  days did so in widely separated countries, sometimes at widely separated  periods of time nnd according to no  set programme. It was every community for itself, and-no one to criticise the others for not being careful  about the date.  As a matter of fact, the ancient celebration of Christ's nativity was left  entirely to tbe discretion of the different bodies, and as every community  bad divergent interests the time was  arranged to suit the exigencies of the  case. If Christmas day happened to  come upon a time when there was too  much work to be done to permit of a  holiday, thou It would'he postponed  until a more suitable season. Owing  to this, indifference to precedents the  exact date when the birth of Christ  ought to be kept was hopelessly lost.  On only one thing were all the ancients agreed���������namely, that the festival  In commemoration of the birth of  Christ ought to be tbe. most magnlfi-  cent-'of-tbe^yearv^lJiSame.cflsesJt^was^  =-*  Fop th* F������rm������P,  kept up for days and the meaning of  tbe festival was forgotten long before  the revelers returned to their homen  again.  It Is Interesting to observe that tbe  custom of giving presents at Christmas time, which has survived to tbi������  day, was begun In the first days of tbe  Christmas feast So was the custom  that Is known as carol singing. The  songs of today are based on tbe event  that makes Christmas day a time of  rejoicing, but -at-.that timo they were  not overparticular as to the subject  chosen by the singers. In fact It would  be difficult to find In gome of them-an  excuse for the singing of such ditties at  a religious festival.  It Is a striking feature of this Christmas celebration that from Its earliest  recorded history^ there Is no.sentiment j'  In connection with It but those of kind- j  liness   and    good   feeling.    However  much   the   old   style   of    celebrating j  Christmas  might be objectionable  to .  the twentieth century critic of orthodox |  tendencies who frowns at the frivolity j  of some of the customs, it was-alwnys j  a time for the better side of human j  nature to be'exhibited-'.and-for people |  to take gifts to encb other In a spirit of  peace and good will.   This kindly spirit  has been maintained until nil over the  world  today It is seen in the merrymaking, the happiness conveyed by the  glorious Institution of Santa Clans, the  steaming hot dinners presented to tho  poor, the frolic and the funninklng In  almost every home, and tho -gathering  together for tho yearly reunion of those  whom circumstances separate for the  greater part of the year.   May tho season never cense to be famous for Its  power to bring out the better attributes  of men and women, as It did of old I  Origin of Mince I'le.  English plum pudding and mince ple������  both owe their origin, or arc supposed  to, to ail occurrence attendant uijou the  birth of Christ. The highly seasoned  Ingredients refer to the offering of  spices, frankincense nnd myrrh by the  wise men of the oust to the Christ  Rblld.���������New York World.  During the winter aphides on house  plants cause much annoyance, but with  care an'd attention they may be destroyed. Slake a solution of an ounce of  soap in a pint and a half of water, adding a teaspoonful of ammonia water.  Uollle and keep ready for use. Mix a  gill of the mixture with 'two gills of  warm water' and syringe tho plants,  again syringing with fresh warm water  nn horn- after, in order to rinse the  plants. Do this twice a week until  tlio aphides are destroyed.  Breeds for producing beef have been  improved so as to enable a farmer to.  secure twice as much weight in a steer  compared with 40 years ago. The average weight of an entire herd of oattlc  would not then exceed'800 pounds, but  an average of from 1,200 to 1,600 pounds  is not regarded as remarkable at the  present day. i^eef cattle, In addition  to being improved in size, are also better adapted for the object for which  they are intended, and the farmsr wto  enters into the business of pioducing  beef will not give much attention to tho  milking qualities of his cows.  Seed Testing and Its Relation to  Agriculture.  The testing.of seed for purity and  vitality by scientific methods has been  an important factor in the agricultural  progress of Germany, Switzerland and  other Suropean countries. Laboratory  methods for seed testing were devised  by Dr. Nobbe of Tharandt, Germany,  thirty years ago, since which time seed  testing stations have been established  in nearly all JSuropcan countries and the  United * States. Canada has now one  modern seed laboratory equipped with  the necessary apparatus for testing the  purity and vitality of seeds. The fact  that Germany alone now maintains  thirty-nine seed control stations shows  that seed testing is highly: valued as a  means - of safeguarding the interests of  agriculture in that country. The results of the work that has "already been  done in the Dominion Seed Laboratory  reveal a great need for active work in  6ccd testing as-well as persistent efforts  to prot'ect Canadian farmers and fields  from the "many evils that are connected  with -the Beed trade.  .���������'Early-'in the spring of the present  year, G. H. Clark, 13.S.A-, who is connected with Trof. Robertson's staff, and who  is now uncharge- of the seed laboiatqry  planned to make an investigation of the  trade in grass and clover seeds. With  the assistance of agricultural associations, institute workers and other interested persons, over five hundred one-  half samples of timothy, alsike and red  clover'seed'that was offered for sale by  local dealers were procured for the seed  laboratory. With each ���������=ample_was enclosed a statement showing the name of  the dealer, the place at which it n������3  offered for sale,, the price per found or  per bushel, and the origin of the seed.  In the seed laboratory these samples  were subjected to two examinations,  one fnr'the: purity and one for v'tality.  In making these examinations the  rules adopted by : the Association  of American Agricultural Colleges and  Experiment Stations .were followed in-  detail. ,  Evidence of wilful adulteration was  found in a few instances. One sample  of alsike obtained from Prince Edward  Island contained 26 pounds of seed. From  sand per hundred pounds of seed. From  ten to twenty per cent, by weight of  sand was frequently^found in-,>!iniplcs  of alsike and timothy seed. On the  whole, there has not been serious cause  for complaint because of low vitality.  It is the large quantities and noxious  nature of the weed seeds found in most  of the samples that render the evils  connected with the'* trade' in grass and  clover seeds of more than-ordinary importance to agriculture. The number of  weed seeds per pound of seeds as marketed ranged with timothy from 0 to 237,-  600; alsike from 90 to 180,450, and red  clover from 0 to 45,505. The approximate number of seeds in a pound of  itirrwtbv^eedsiis-1.350,OOQ,taJsike^7AO!Qprji  and red clover 300,000. The weed seed,  named in the order hi which they most  frequently occurred, consisted of foxtail,  Tibgrass, lamb's quarter, white cockle,  sheep sorrel, curled dock, false flax,  pepper grass, Mayweed, Canada thistle,  common plantain, lady's thumb, pigweed, black medick, ragweed, charlock  or -wild mustard and perennial sow  thistle. -���������'���������  Tho trade in red clover and alsike is  undoubtedly the most fruitful medium  for the dissemination of weed pests  The steadily increasing demand W the<c  seeds for both the home and the export  trade has encouraged their production on  farms that are foul with weeds Canada exports-anhnally large quantities of  alsike and red clover seed to European  countries, where a thorough, aysifin of  eeed control has become established  and where only the be���������t rccleaned  stocks can find a market. The screenings from these imported seeds are much  in demand on our home markets and  arc retailed by local dealers.  There are few agricultural mercantile articles the real value  of which is so difficult toi  judge from appearance as gr-iss,  clover and other small seeds. Competition is said to be the life of trade but  fair' competition in the seed trade is  possible only when the seed is sold according to fixed standards of quiltty, or  under a definite guarantee based upon a  standard method of analysis. The seed  trade in Canada has been passing from  the hands of rel able seed hou>t s into  the hands of incompetent and irrrnpon-  eible local dealers whose main .tin mew  is of nn cn'irr-ly different chiruti-r.  ���������'Xherfe-nre far too many jobber* dab-  1 ling in the serd business arid the. result is (hit cor-ipcHtion has been confined to pries alone. Unfortunately  formers as well ns seed merchants aro  not acquninlcd wllh the impurities that  Commonly o:cur irt. grass and clovi-r  seeds, nnd when making their purchases  arc content In screw down the price and  -trust to luck. As long its there is a demand for cheap seed, a worthless low  grndn nrlicle will be offered; nnd until  Canadian farmers have come to know  Hint the highest obtainable, quality of  si'i-il is always l.lm cheapest, the best  quality of our home grown seeds will  'l,i> exported to countries where the seed  trade is conducted on n more htt iriiiss-  like basis. F. W. Ilndson.  Live Slock Commissioner.  A Friend ot Thaokery.  Mr. Herman Charles Merivale, lawyer,  poet, author, journalist and playwright,  in a book of rcminiccnccs just issued,  tells a number of interesting stories  and anecdotes regarding the famous  men with whom at various times he wns  acquainted. Of Thackeray, his great  idol and close friend, he tells this:���������  Onco I wandered under Thackeray's  wing through the exhibition of 1802, a  tawdry, uninviting show of industry and  ugliness, I thought. Thackeray's mind  brought its own beauty to bear on it,  or I should remember nothing of the  hideous monster tit all. As we wandered down an unintei-csting street,of shops,  each shoppier-than its neighbor, but supposed to be remarkable for something  not in evidence, wc met a school'of little girls in grey, with very wide-open  eyes, indeed, improving their harmless  little minds under their mistress's guidance, in a quaint row of two-and-two.  Thackeray stopped when he saw the.,  little maidens, arid they stopped, too,"  randbobbed.  "How many littlr girls arc there?" he  asked the mistress. :   .  "Four-and-twenty, sir.".::  "Four-ahd-twenty ,-: little.  girls.   .They  must   have  four-and-twenty  little   sixpences to  buy-   four-and-twenty  Uittle*  things with." ' ' ���������      -  : -   . ,  And the procession was stayed till he  had got all tho change for himself and  himself deposited a bright sixpence in  every tiny hand. The eight-and-forty  eyes grew very large and bright, and  tlie chorus of "Thank you, sir," very  sweet and general. Then the procession passed and so did we.  Matthew Arnold's was, he says, tiro  most evenly cheerful disposition I have'  ever known, never in high spirits, as 1-  remember him, and never in low. Arnold was an amusing talker on the subject of the drama, caring admittedly  only for the classic. He looked upon  the cothurnus as the truscst analyst of  the perplexities and destinies of life,  and had small sympathy, which was odd  in him, with the laughing portraits of  the. Muse of Comedy, which liacl in thorn  to him something of the. nature of mere  caricature, at best. The plays of Aristophanes were in reality but satire in  burlesque, and even the comedies of  Woliete were to him but as weaker im-.  itations.  I saw hiin one day on the opposite  sido of the street, pacing along and  smiling to himself in the \ss\y I knew  eo well. Amused, I went across to him  and asked him what had ^happened.  "What is the funl" I asked. "Have  they been attacking you again in The  Saturday?" For to, break lances with  that periodical was an amusement to  both. Freeman, the historian, being reputed to he his adversary.  "Oh, no, my dear boy, no! I went to  Drury Lane last night."  "Oh! to sec Helen Faucit in 'Cym-  hclinc'? Didn't yon admire her?"  "Oh, not that���������poor dear lady"���������in his  Inimitable longueurs, -which could not be  described as n drawl���������"she was charming, of course. But it's the play, you  know. 'Cymbelinel' Suchan odd, brok  en-backed "sort of a thing! It couldn't  have happened anywhere, you know."  A Millionaire Farmer.  A man of extravagances is the vcrsi  tile Mr. Thomas B. Lawson of Boston  He once paid $30,000 for a single flower,  "The Lawson Pink." He spent a small  fortune building a cup defender, the Independence, which, when she could not  qualify, he broke up that Boston might  have souvenirs, and now, after two  years' work, a thousand men ha-\e finished improving <t farm worth a million  dollars at Kgypt, Masaschusetls, which  he has stocked with cattle, one animal  alone���������an American journalist tolls us -  costing $50,000. Ureaniuold is the name  of the faim, and it is Mr. Law-son's ambition to make the plicc the greatest  stock-breeding station in the country,  upon which should be found only tin;  most perfect-blooded examples of American-bred stock. Particularly is this  his ambition with regard to horses. He  has stocked the farm with the best animals of every strain���������from ponies for  t-hildren to the enormous prize dr night  horses and racing stock. Several^ farms  =were-bought .and.joined.Jn one. ^Each  inch.of the place had to be gone oyer,  and a. vast number of rocks of all sir.es  had to be grubbed out.-' H������  could have bought much- hettet  land than this for less; money  than it cost him ��������� to clear this  tract, but he: disregarded all advice, saying : "Anyone can buy a farm, but it  isn't ever}one who cm"make one" And  so the work proceeded Each senv ������tc  building had special ornamental work  designed for it. Special designs v\rre  made for the iron fences, the gates nnd  the knockers on the doors Each detail  is a thing of bc-u'tv and costly in the  extreme When it is ti no lo ttki> t'to  census there will be 250 hotses, 150 dogi  30 cows and about 2,000 hens in!  pigeons on the place Alt Lawson  ���������niio ir, vanou-dy known .is "L-iw->ni> nl  IJorton," "lioston's gifufpst tappw-iti'i  er,'' "tli< pamphlet king" has iWo i'nl  published a "pamphlet" a sitppiiuvil  ortavo volume with in.b deckel i<1j"m1  pa pel, illustrttions in toloi and i 1 i id  ing ti-ph ndent inJwhile and gol 1 l< tr  ing the ro\a] mini, 'lhe Law sou (lis  lory of lhe Ameruit's Cup"  A Long1 Strike.  Had Not Noticed Her.  The following fiagnipnt of comersi  tion was 0%'rheaid in a pirk last "sun  day morning bilwtcii two well dieted  Indie* :  "Did i'Ji nof ice that girl who looked  nt us so  pointedly just now J"  "No, dear     Wlmli one J"  "It was just as wc weie passing the  Athill'S slolue"  "Oh ! Do you inc.in the one in ,i grey  Eton jacket with blue silk rcVcrs nnd n  strapped skirt lo match; a blue lint with  a big bow of green velvet, palo grey,  kid gloves stitched with black, a pnlc  blue silk flounced underskirt, high-hncl-  ed patent leather shoes, a spotted veil  and a blue p*arasol 1"  "Yes, dear, that was the one."  "No, then, I. didn't notice her; in fact,  I hardly looked nt her."���������Chicago Journal.  "I hear your son is reading law."  "No, sir.   It's a mistake.   My son is  sitting in  the hack office, with his feet  on a desk, smoking eigarettes."���������Chicago Record-Herald.  The strike of Lord Penrhyn'a quarry-  men,  Bcthcsda,  North  Wales,  has entered upon its third year, and according  to English papers is likely to continue  several months longer.  When tho strike  was  declared   2,800   men   in   his  Lordship's quarries went out.    Nearly one  thousand have given in  to'him;  about  000  remain   in   llelhcsda   and   vicinity,  and   are   partially,  support ed   by   tuulc  union subscriptions, nnd  the rest have  found worok In the coal fields and elsewhere, and'will-not  return under any  circumstances.    The London Daily Mail  says that there is extreme bitterness between the men who rstill hold out and  those who have given way, and this has  transformed Bethesda.    "Ordinarily the  district is absolutely -crimeless.    A sergeant and twq policemen suffice to regulate  its  conduct. "'Within   a   radius  of  two miles there are thirty chapels, and  not a single pawnbroker.    The keenest  pleasure    of    the    inhabitants    is    in  'preachings'  and prayer meetings.      Of  an   evening   it   is    hymns    they    sing  as they march home   through the beautiful  lanes  or   up  the  steep  mountain  passes.    They are deeply religious, nnd  /their  behavior  is   usually     exemplary.  Now a different situation prevails. There  is something like  civil  war in the  dis-  ��������� trict.vInstead.of two policemen, nearly one. hundred and fifty constnbles par-  ado the village. 'Occasionally those nre  reinforced hymoTihted. police and a com-  pany". of^hnssare.'.'  'Outside      the  feud  between the "bradyrs," as the men who  have given in are called, nnd those still  out,   the district ; still  remains   ns  exemplary as ever. " The strike arose because the men say they were fined for  trifling offences,  harried" by private detectives, and had to work by the month  without knowing,  even    approximately,  what  they  would' be paid.      They  demanded   that   these  grievances  be   adjusted  through  a  committee  to  be  recognized by Lord Penrhyn.  He, however,  is- an   old   and   ctauneli     foe  of   trad"  unionism,   ana   is  said  to  be  fully  determined  to  "smash"  the  Quarryinen's  Union in North Wales, and to force his  men   into   surrender.    "11   is  c   melancholy fact," says the paper quoted, "that  the quarrymen commenced this struggle  one- hundred" years ago.    It is exactly  a  century  since   the   men   mndc   tlieir  first' attempt  to  get  what most workmen now enjoy.   They have had a whole  scries- of  strikes  since   then,  nnd  have  achieved- success once     In 1874 the late  Lord  Penrhyn   conceded  the  men's  demand for combination, and till his death  all went smoothly."  He Was a Cab Horse.  A' balky horse is an annoying creature  under _any circumstances, says , the  Youth's Companion, but the story of an  incident which happened during a regimental drill raises the question whcthoi  such a> Iiorse^may not simply be over-  conscientious.  The sun blazed down on a field of hot,  tired horses and excited men, all waiting  for a big, raw-boned animal to succumb  to the urging*- of the starter and get'  into line.  "Bring up that horse !" shouted one of  the othcers at last, h,s patience having  given out. "You'll get into" trouble it  you don't I"  The youthful rider of the refiactory  horse looked at his officer despairingly.  "I'm ns tired of it as you are, sir," lie  said, with dull resignation, "but 1 can't  help it. He's a cab horse, sir; that's  what he is. He won't start ti'l he hears  the door shut, sir, nnd 1 haven't got any  door to shut 1"  Wondtrful   Ourjs by Dodd's  Kidney Pills Causing Much  Talk  Dame Joseph Mlllette of St.Rosalre  Tolis ot Her i-nins and How  Easily Srtcgot Rid of Tliern  St.   Rosaire,   D'Arlhaba.sca.    Que.,  Nov. 17.���������(Special).���������Among the people of this  neighborhood  there     has  been much talk of late of the * riiim-   -  crous cures  resulting  from the     use,? /  of Dodd's Kidney Pills.    Sueh    dis-'  cases     as    Rheumatism,    Backache,  Heart Disease and even Catarrh have  yielded readily to this wor-lerful remedy, and people are fast I _<ning how  ' >  important   it    is     that the Kidneys  should be' kept in shape to    pcrfofni  their   duty of    removing    impurities  from the blood.  One of those who speak out often  and earnestly of the good Dodd's Kidney Pills have done is the good Dame  Jospeh Millette. She suffered from  Kidney Complaint- and Catarrh and'  is nov* completely cured. It is not to  be wondered at that she speaks . as-'  follows:        ..  . '-'I suffered much' from? nialady    of  the. Kidneys. ,.It settled'in ..^he loins  and gave me great pain and discomfort. I took two- bbxesv of ;Dodd'Sj.  Kidney Pills and am perfectly well.  ;'/  "Dodd's Kidney Pills are a grand  remedy for me. I give Dodd's Kidney  Pills my certificate Irom a big  heart." f;  ' Many others, once sufferers but now  in good health, unite with Dame Joseph. Millelte in singing- the praises  of Dodd's Kidney. ��������� Pills. They have ,  proved conclusively that no disease  arising -from diseased Kidneys can  stand before them.  '/ -  Lord Baltcrsen told this deilgnxiui  Btory of Birmingham hero-worship at  the Liverpool Junior Reform Club the  otlieT  day :���������  Teacher���������My . child, \riio made the  world ?  Child���������Joseph Chamberlain.  Teacher���������No, no, my child ; the world  was made by a greater than Mr. Chamberlain. - ,;  ;  Child���������Then, sir, it-is plain you are a  pro-Boer.���������London Daily ^Express. ,- ,  Fast Trains in Britain.  The records of "fast tiains in Britain  are tho subject of a review in The Westminster Oa/.clle. -which shows that the  season of 1002 has been notable lor the  bpecd pciformanccs on the railioidu. A  inn on the Northeastern Uond, fom  Darlington to York, is'.! said to be the  fastest ever PuhedulecTbn a llritish timetable. The distance is 44 1-4 miles; time,  43 minuteB;, rate, 61.7 miles per hour.  The next best run is on the Midland,  from Appleby to Carlisle. _ Distance,  SO.3-4 miles; time, 30 minutes; rate, Gl.S  miles per .hour. Third in the list is the  Caledonian run, from Forfar to Perth.  (Distance, 32 1-2 milcB; time, 33 minutes; -rate, -69^miles--per���������hour.^Froin  1697 to 1001 inclusive this run of the  Caledonian led all the j-est, but it will  be ehseryed that it is distinctly inferior  to this year's leader, since the distance  is considerably less as well as the rate  per hour; Thera'are several longer plat-  form-to-plotform runs, in which a high  speed ia developed, nf which the following are examples-���������Northwestern, Birmingham to ������uston( London), 113 miles,  2 hours, rate 68 5; Great Western, Pad-  dington (London) to Leamington, 100  miles, 1 hour and 53 minutes, rate 5Q..1;  London &, Southwestern, Waterloo (London) to Bournemouth, 107 1-2-miles, 2  hours and 0 minutes, rate 51 1. It appears, also, that the time has been ic-  dutod on the longest run in the world������������������  that between Paddington and Exeter.  Tho distance is 1U3 fi S miles, and tho  lccotds for the last three years aie  1800, lime 3 hours 43 minutes, rate 52 1;  1901, time 3 bonis 38 minutes, rote 533;  ^02, 3 hours 37 in-.nutts, rate 53.0.  Save and TJse Autumn Leaves,  livery one should just now be at  work gathering autumn leaves for his  stable, where thev make the vciy best  of bedding; to cover his straw hemes,  where they are as good as any coloring  ordinarily in icnth, to place in his compost piles with n-di-'S, manure, etc ,where  they aie of great \aluc in incieasing  the humus and foi covering lender  shrubs, roses nnd gin pes and for banking  bains and slablts 'lhcsc last, when removed, can be put into the compost  piles in the spiing. A wideawake  farmer will never let a leaf be burned.  He will know! that nature, made, them  to increase the soil and to protect-tho  trees and the meadows. A hundred  loads will not be too many for me. Still  I would not rake leaves ns thoroughly  as many do. J! would leave theni very  largely to serve!as protection; for: the  lawns. In the cities small lawn.? may  necessarily he kept clean, but our country lawnB look none the worse for the  beautiful and yellow leaves-that are  thrown upon them by the trees. When  you rake leave a fair proportion for  mulching your grass. I am accustomed to draw from my neighbors; who have  not learned any belter than to let their  leaves go to waste. They will burn  them if I do not take them.���������K.-'V.���������'���������  Powell, in N. Y. Tribune.  Heart Strength is Whole Strength  THE blood is.,your  .life;. vvh?n ������ 'stops  coursing you're dead.   If it half stops,  YOJU'LL-BE HALF DEAD.  Your pain, your weakness, your eternal weariness will all disappear if you "strengthen your  heart.   But you may take special medicine for t  special trouble if you're   in a  special hurry. '  Cheer up I     Don't be moping I    You can be i  cured.   Try it and for the first time you will  know tho true meaning of that grand old;word  -Health. DR. ACNEW'S HEART CURE  renews the vigor in thirty minutes after taking  the first dose. Will r:uKK lhe poorest heart and  strengthen the strong   t man.         :  W. H.IiW.ley.drucKist.rrKlngsu-n.Oiit .writes:  "Mr. Thomas Cooke, of Kinpsu n, purchased  six bottles of Agnew's Heart Cure nnd says he  is cured of Hraui Weakness, from which he had  suffered for years."   Dr. Agfeew's  Catarrhal   Powder relieves  catarrh or colds at once Hnd cures forever.  Dr. Agnew's Ointment compels Piles to perish  permaiienlly.^It gives easu on the !nstant.=Ban-^_  ishesall manner of skin diseases and eruptions.  The safest and cheapest cure.    Price, 3vc.       4  '"���������vVhat'hashe done, policeman t"  .;. "He wouldn't move on when I told  him,'_so V arrested him."  "But the poor fellow has lost his hearing."  "Well, mum, he'll get it before the  Magistrate, so you don't need to worry."  ���������The Moon.  This Woman is Unhappy  l:  SHE SNOPXS  her breath Is. bad, because of Catarrh  Itis amercv to tell her that  DR. AGNEW'S CATARRHAL POWDER  will Curel} Cure her.  Some remedies nre quack���������Agnew'B  cure is ouictc *  Her Hie win danger from Pulmonary  disease, which so Inevitably follows  Chronic Catarrh  This cure complete ������-n!y costs COcU a  bottle Relief Instantly and lhe patient  stays cured  It not only sonlhcs; it heals    Colds  and Acute Catarrh relieved,and bead---  ache cured in ten minutes  George !I,owls, of nollcnbaok it  Baker, Slinraokln, Pa,, nrites:  "1 have used a fricat many Catarrh  remedies and have never had any relief  until I tised one box of Dr. Afucw's C������-  v- larrbal Ptnnlir, which cured me after I  ��������� had been troubled'with Catarrh for fifty  ^yearsC; I am 80 years old. ���������^  DB. AtNEW'S HEART CURE  keeps the heart golnir, which keetis the  nerves toned, which, set stomach and  liver and the.whole system tn order,  and that's the right way and tho only  way to do it 16 &>  <*���������������  =TKe Moorvstorve=  =Sphirwx=  By Mrs. 6. N. WUJIumm,  Author at "A CM at ttw PMsb."  ; "It Is the-young man -who flung tha'  J.strange_,person off the box-seat o������ the  i cab on'my last night at the Duke of  * Clarence's,"-ishe said to herself. And  ���������'fshe thought.it odd,-indeed, that he  ! should be;singing, masked,-In a Brighton street- at. night.-/ "  .'��������� -,'';' At first, in her almost morbid fear of  v deteotlon.'she wondered if his presence  ". could   possibly  have  anything   to   do  ��������� !with her; but In an instant she had  ; 'decided that this was most improbable.  v'& She crossed to the other side of tnu  "!! road in. order to avoid the light and  ;: the'crowd, and -went on her way���������or  "fvvhat she hoped    was    her  way���������not  '"'. ;<turningto look back.   The music did  J fjnot begin aga,n, and, having turned a  ��������� 'corner which she could only tiust was  ;!the right one, she found herself in a  i: dark and quiet street.  .        It was very long and straight, and at  ���������;    each junction with another road Wim-  ���������     fred  paused-and  peeied  through  her  thick,  improvised  veil,   hoping   to see  ��������� ��������� the name of Salt stieet.   If it .were not  V   -somewhere near" she was wrong in her  V"'    calculations,  and  -would   have. to. ask  the way of someone, or be hopelessly  i    lost.    She ,went on  thus,, s.lowly, l and  cduld see the name she looked for nowhere.    It was not late, but most of  tha houses In" this quiet street appeared  to  have  gone  to  sleep  for  the  night.  There was no sound, save the dulled  1   ., murmur of distant   traffic," so  that  a  '   ' rOotstep coming after her seemed un-  , naturally- loud.  It began by being just audible, far  away; then grew more distinct, till it  rang clearly along ^'the pavement.  What if, after all, she had been followed, Winifred thought. Somebody  might have watched her, waiting his  chance';' and now in this dark, silent  street-7-r_.,^.,...    . . ,  She could not follow the supposition  further without  turning to look over  her shoulder.   Against her'vvill she did  it, feeling as If some power other than  ��������������������������� her own forced her head round.  The dim light that shone through a  yellow window-blind in a house where  the inmates j were still up fell upon  something   bright,   and   struck   out   a  - gleam.   It was  the metal frame of a  banjo;   and  "Winifred   sighed   wlth're-'  lief.    Instead of being afraid she was  glad that the!man was near, for if she  '   must ask anyone to direct her she felt  , she would rather trust him not to betray her than a stranger.  Even, supposing he recognized her,  instinctively she felt that for the second time he would do what he could  to protect rather than injure her.  He came on rap'dly with a swinging  stride, as if he were in a hurry, and  ., passed  "Winifred  without   paying.- the  j   slightest attention to the _sl!m,woman's.  figure in its dark, inconspicuous clothing.    Just, as. hexhad goae by,  how-  \verer, she summoned courage to speak.  "I beg your pardon," she said, meekly,  "but can you tell me  the ,way  to  ,.- Salt strt������t?    I'm afraid I have  come  ' ��������� wrong."  He stopped albruptly, and took off his  - hat,   not like  a  seaside'minstrel,  but  - ltt*e a gentleman.    "I'm going to Salt  street," he replied.    "It isn't far from  . hsre, but thei-e are a couple of turns  ." sttll, one to the right and. ono to the  ,; rwt.. .If you Hke I could show you."  "(Thank you very much," said Wlnl-'  -fred. ."I should be glad If you would,  staoe  It "won't be  taking you out of  your way.". . ,   - . ��������� "    ,  Tb*>y walked on Bide by side, but at  .  some distance apart, and neither spok-;.  Probably;-tho������-mari"!faneicd  that If ������!-."  ���������wished  for  conversation on  the  way  shs 'would set the tjriil rolling. * They  fooav the two turnings, and presently  entered Salt street, the masked singer  announcing the fact in,a businesslike  tone. ..:_."  ^^Winlfred -thankcd_hlm_wlth _a_ dls^  missing "Good-night." Obediently, her  late guide dropped behind, his occupation gone; but, apparently to the  surprise of both, tney met again at the  ..door.of No.J3.  CHAPTER  XXIII.  A Meeting.  The lady in the veil and the man lri  the mask stopped, and looked at each:  other. Then off came the 'man/a hat  again. "1 beg your pardon," sai'd he,  "but I live here. Was -lt'No.' 13~'you  wanted?"  "Yes," responded.' ^ "Winifred, ; "J  thought so. Maybe I've made a-mls-  Oak*.   Isn't it "Mrs*. Purdy's house?"  "It Is," he answered, "and "I'm Mrs.  Purdy's lodger."  - "Ohl" exclaimed Winifred, "she,  ���������Volte of you. She said you had been  .good to.her,sick daughter."  ' "I haven't"'been abler.1'to'do very  much,", .said-the masked man. "You  know, her daughter's ia, then?"  "Mrs. Purdy told me."  "I don't think," he went on, "that it's  right for you to come Into the house.  aflsa Purdy'a better, .but "  - "I'm not afraid," Winifred broke, In.  '.'Sirs. Purdy sent me here. I���������I hope I  ���������an be 1 taken'In.^ It would be���������very inconvenient otherwise." ' -' '���������  V*Of course you can be taken in, If  you're not afraid. I don't 'believe my-  Mlf there's much danger now, but one  mv������r knows;  and  for your   sake I  Wish "  "Please don't mind," she interrupted  Um again. And then, hesitatingly: "I  ���������think I recognise your'voice as one  > bavo beard before."  "I recognized yours tho moment you  spoke," he returned. "But I thought  perhaps I ought not to say 90."  "As you are Mrs. Purdy'a lodger, and  ��������� I shall" be In her, house for a lime,"  said Winifred, "we' aro sure to see,  1 each other's faces. And If .your face la  tbe 0110 I think U ls:I feel o'er tain) you-  ���������wttl respect my wish to let no one  know that I am here."   y -���������"     '        '   |  "T������u may bo oortaln of that," ho  amswerod. And, fitting ia latch-key  w>lo*i he had taken from his; pocket  ���������si* U10 key-hole of .a biiwUJ, battered  doer k> a mean Mttlo.'houee.liia row of  other mean houses exactly like U,' he  threw the door open  for Winifred  10  walk In.  Inside was a tiny passage, lit by a  common, unshaded paraffin lamp suspended fiom the wall by a bracket,  with a tin reflector as a background.  The floor was bare, save for a narrow  strip of carpeting meant to cover a  staircase, and on one side of trie passage were two doore.  "-Mlsa Purdy's In that room," said the  masked man, Indicating the door near  the front. "At the back here theie's a  sort of sitting-room and dining-room  and kitchen all In one. "Will you walk  in?���������and I'll light the lamp."  WInified did walk in, and in a moment, after some fumbling with  matches, darkness was turned into  light. The girl saw dimly through the  double folds of her fichu veil a small  loom, uncarpeted, and furnished only  w,th a red-covered table, a few chairs,  a kitchen range, plenty of, shelves for  bughtly-pollshed tins, and-'cheap blue  and white china. A queer old-fashioned  clock, with the picture of a pastoral  landscape on the door under its face,  ticked with supernatural energy on a  very nairow mantelp'ece above the  range. Hanging o-v er this was a vilely-  executed crayon enlargement of a photograph, representing a good-looking  young woman dressed as a "pantomime  boy."  There was hardly anything else in  the room save a colored mat woven of  -rags, which adorned the bare floor and  afforded a resting-place for a largo  black cat; but everything was spotlessly clean, and, despite its poverty,  the poor little room contrived to wear'  an air of homely comfort.  Winifred's heart warmed to her refuge. Somehow she suddenly discovered that she was not as unhappy as  she had been. She felt a sudden accession of courage and hope, though there  was little which-could reasonably account for either emotion.  The masked singer gave her a chair,  and she sat down, conscious that she  was faintly embarrassed in his presence. He had Tecognized her voice,  just as she had recognized his; they  knew each other.^and she, desired to  account to him.in some "commonplace  manner for her anomalous position; yet  she did not see how to do so without  revealing the'actual, .hateful truth.  The young man laid his' banjo on the  table beside hfs.hat' and began removing his mask. ' As he did -'so, with as  sudden Impulse "Winifred's hands went  up to the^knot which tied the piece of  chiffon.-at the back of her head.  Perhaps he had his secret as well as  she. But he was trusting her,, and she  would show that she meant to trust  him as well. Many wise people, knowing her "circumstances, would (have  thought her exceedingly imprudent to  do this. And doubtless she was imprudent. But she'dld not fear the consequences. And^ the veil and the mask  slipping down "at the same instant, the  man and the girl looked into each other's faces.  . The man's was pale, and his dark  eyes were bright, 'if "Winifred had possessed the slightest clue to his strong  feeling she might have wondeied at the  light in his eyes. His expression was  that which -a man might wear in  dreaming a wonderful dream from  which he feared to ibe awakened. But  Winifred was not in a mood for soibtle  comparisons,' and she only realized  more keenly than she had at their last  meeting that his face was fine and vtr-'  ile, and singularly attractive in a way  that she could feel without analyzing.  Sha wondered, nervously. If he would  ask any questions; but he did not, and  it seemed to her that lie. was making  an effort to pass the whole matter oft!  as df it were but a, mere commonplace  occurrence���������no thing "to 'excite surprise  at all.  "I must go to Miss Purdy's door and  knock softly, to find out whether "she's  sleeping still, or if she's woke up and  -waat3-anythlng,^_he_annpunced, "Af-  ter a fashion I'm acting nurse when  the poor girl's mother's away; but she's  so ���������well again now that she can be left  alone for a while, so I went out for an  hour. I'll be back In a minute, and  perhaps you'll let me get you something to eat or drink, if���������If you're  tired." 1      '.'   .1  As he spoke he had been gazing ^t her  with a wistfulness that would not he  concealed. Winifred ������nieased that sho  must be pallid and weary-looking after  all's'he had gone through, and fancied  ,that her white faco had suggested his  stammering offer.'  ���������> There was.something ourlouslr comforting and "helpful in his manner,  though he had mad* no offer of help ������r  hinted his suspicion that she might  need It. Whlls he was gone from tha  room Winifred listened attentively to'  the sound ot his,footsteps In the pas-,  sage, his low-toried conversation-with  ths sick-girl, and was glad when he  cam������ back again���������a warming, protected gladnsss &s of one who has found  safe haven after, storm.  "I always make myself a cup, of t������a  or 'cocoa-when-1 come in about this  time," he said, when he.had returned  to the kitchen sitting-room. "<Mrs.  Purdy Jbas given ine "permission, and I  feel myself very much at home, won't  you have torn* t*a? Or do you like  cocoa better at night?"  ,, "I should Ilk* tea very much, thank  'yoii," WinlfMd answered.  Sh* leant 'bask in'the cheap, old easy-  chair and watohed him. Thexo was  something wsndsrrully restful about it,  after all she had passed through.  Be seemed to understand by lnstlnot  that she was too weary and worn to  talk, and w������nt quietly about his work.  -Ia this little household the lumps of  eoal and auaeUm*- were luxuries, so ths  flr* bad net ba*n lightod. Hope New-  come boiled th* water over a spirit  lamp, and before the kettle-had begun  to sing* hV cut thin, tempting slices of  bread' and buttered them. He knew  where to an* everything, a'nd performed his self-appointed task with the  skill of on* who has oooked himself  many a meal at .times and in places-  when otherwise he would have had  none.  There  was a  glass  of milk for  the  sick girl in the next room, and when it  had  been  carried  to her  the  tea hac":  stood long enough to be good.   A pleas  ant fragrance  filled    the    little  room  Feeling like one in a dream, Wlnlfrec  ate bread and butter and sipped strong  tea.   It was a very strange thing, but  nothing on earth had ever tasted sc  good.- !  "What nice tea you make!" she said  "Do I? Tm glad," he answered,    "j  used to make It for my mother."  "And my mother used to make it foi  me!" the girl exclaimed. Then suddenl;-  It struck her that it was curious the;  two should have been', thrown togeth  er again, and be talking most familiar  ly In a calm, everyday way, Ignorin  all that made each one's he Jit sad r  anxious, and knowing absolutely noth  ing of one another's lives.  Yet, now that she thought of It, die  this  man  know  nothing  of  her  life  She had told him nothing.   But he hac  been  at  the  Duke of  Clarence's  thai  night, and now he was here in Brlgh  ton.    He might have had some super  flclal knowledge of her as an actress in  the   beginning,   and    possibly   he   hac.  asked   questions.    At   least,   he   coulc  hardly be ignorant of her name afte  what he had done in her service out  side tha stago-door of the London the  ater; and if he remembered it, he musi  know that Winifred Gray was billed tc  act in "Mazeppa" to-night and after.  The blood .lushed up to her face a-  this conviction seized her. What h,.  had not alfeady learnt Mrs. Purdy  would probably tell him. Somehow the  girl could hardly bear that he should  know all the truth. It would be horrible to feel that she was associated in  his mind with a man of Lionel 11a-  jCaire's reputation.  Of course there was no reason why  she should caro what this poverty-  stricken young minstrel," who masked  himself and played his banjo, in the  public- streets, thought, of her, even  though, whatever his outward circumstances, he was certainly by birth and  breeding a gentleman. Still, Winifred  did. care,- disproportionately,  cruelly.  She was seized with a vivid desire to  discover how much he already knew.  All the brief, sweet restfulness had  vanished with those thoughts.     '    ,  ,  "Do you know my name?" she asked,  abruptly.  "Yes," he answered without hesitation. "I hope you don't mind my remembering it so well. You are Miss  Winifred Gray. I couldn't help enquiring at the theater that night; and the  doorkeeper told me. As for me���������not  that you'd be Interested, still, I'd like  to tell'you���������I call myself Hope New-  come. It's not my real name; I merely  chose It because it meant something  to me, for a sort of mission that  brought me to England, and I shall  drop it when that mission's done. But  I haven't told anybody else this."  - "Thank you for trusting me," said  Winifred, guessing that he had told hei  just to show his trust, and co let her  see.that she���������was not the only one who  had eecr*ts to steep. ^"I-can't feel that  we're strangersafter'what you did for  me that other night. I've never foi-  gott������nr But there are other things 1  want to ask you. -Did you know that I  was to have acted In Brighton? Of  course, though, you must have seen the  bills."  As she spoke her eyes fell and he:  color rose, for she seemed to see one  terrible poster with a crowd about II  Perhaps he had been one of that crowd,  or asother like it.  "I know, yes," said Hope Newcome  and flushed a little, for it was because  he had known that he had come to  Brighton. But he would not tell her  that.    -  He could not tell her how he had  been tempted that night when he had  flrs't seen her (and the whole woild  had seemed the brighter and sweeter  for his knowledge of her) to follow and  find out where she lived, merely {hat  he might sometimes pass the house and  look up at the windows.  He could not tell her of his astonishment and pain when he had read in a  paper that Miss Winifred Gray had  suddenly seversd her connection .with  the Duke of Clarence's Theater. He  had meant somehow to get the money  for a seat on the flrst night of "As You  Like It" to see her as Celia, but. the  Duke of Clarence's lost Its attraction  for him when he knew that she was  gone.  CHAPTER XXTV.   Pa  aer3._  Ha could not tell her that, nor how  often he had thought of her, v.'ondei-  lng whether she were still In London,  whether she were ill or well; whether  she wore "resting" or rehearsing for  seme new play of which he had mlssetl  the announcement.  (,IIe oould hardly have looked her in  tha fa.ee to-nifht if shn renin ii'v*  iHSBft-.C h^��������� '"^-ti he had read that  sh������ was in Brighton, he had hastily  answered an advertisement In a dramatic paper requiring a banjo-playei  a/nd singer of Amerloan "plantation"  melodies lor a negro minstrel party to  open at an early,,date at a cheap music-  hall in that seaside .town. He could  play'the banjo well, and a very good  one which he had had "since his college  days-was still, in his possession;' that  is, grim necessity had not -yet obliged  him to pawn rt. "'  He had got tha engagement," as the  manager was In a hurry, and ready to  take almost anybody. - And he had  boen delighted with tbe chanoe, though  he would have to black his face with  burnt oork every night, associate with  cads and bounders, and receive in exchange for his services the sum of one  pound a week.  As a matter of fact, the pound was  forthcoming for one week, and no  more. - Business was bad, and' the  manager disappeared Before treasury  day of th* second week, leaving the  flva members of the troupe to do as  bast they could.  What Hope Newcome did was to stay  and help his landlady take care of her  sick daughter. When his funds failed  h* put on a mask, which Mrs. Purdy  made at his request, and went out into  the street or down by the sea with his  banjo, earning not only money enough  to say his way, but to provide some  littU dollcaales for the Invalid, which  otherwise she would have to do without.  Unassisted, b* would perhaps not  hav* thought of this method of refilling his empty pockets, but when the  "ghost" ooaiwd to "walk" for tho "Six  Jolly Niggers," Clara'Purdy had suggested  the 14������a.    Newcome had  come  xo occupy the one room her mother-..-..  to let, before a cold had developed fo-.  her into serious Illness, and she hac  not long before boen earning a fev  shillings In the same way herself. Having no engagement for thfc^vear,. slit  had been in the habit of gorng-'out  masked, to sing popular music-hal  airs', with a sweet," untrained voice,  and fhe had thought that Hope New-  come, might Utilise his rich tenor ami  his banjo.'  So he had taken her advice, and haO  been In Brighton three weeks. Bu'  there was' very little, of this which  could be explained or even mentioned  to "Winifred Gray.. And if he could; lei'  her nothing about himself, still ^ess  could he -ask her questions. He musi  bo. content, for. the present with the  crumbs that she cared to throw to him  And how content he was! As if ii  mattered what wind had buffeted hei  within his reach, if he weie not hurt  by Its roughness, since here she wa1-  beside him!  "Yes, I knew you were here," he ha������  said, simply. And the answer seeme..  bald and cold enough compared .witl  the whole reality which he had in hi  thoughts. "I knew it some weeks ago  You were here before I was."  He had not referred to her queatior  about the posters.   But perhaps he h-a>  only forgotten to speak of them.   Fei  haps  he  had  not  seen  those  >>orrlbi  new ones of   which   that girl   Jt   th<.  theater had told her.  "Did Mrs. Purdy speak of me?" sh<  asked.  "No. Not to me. Since she went r.o  the dress rehearsal she hasn't sppkei.  of anyone in pat ticular at the tbcatei  and, of course, as there's been nothing  going on there except rehearsals, she  wasn't at the place till then, since yot  came to Brighton."  Newcome might have added that hr  had taken the room in Mis. Purdy's  iiouse because someone at" the music-  hall had told him she acted as a,dres&-  sr at the theater; and that he had tried  to extract fiom her some information  concerning Miss Gray after the dres--  rehearsal of Mazeppa, but had no',  gone about it tactfully enough to ge!  the satisfaction he wanted. But he  kept this part untold.  "You must be wondering very much  why I am here, instead of playing m>  part on the first night," WiniEied said,  hesitatingly, not sure yet how far she  meant to go In. explanation.  "I'm not thinking about that," New-  come answered. "I am only thinking  that I should like to help make you  comfortable now you are heie."  "I simply couldn't play the part as  they wanted it done," the girl faltered  on. "'They deceived me up to the very  last, on purpose, of couise, -beuauie  they must have known I wouldn't do  it if I had been told Jn ,tlme. They  hoped that at the last moment they  could force me to take their way. Bui  I would not. Still, if it hadn't been for  Mrs. Purdy they might have succeeded. She helped me to gat away, and  nofbody at the theater guessed. , When  they found out that I was gone���������as  they must have long ago pow���������I don't  know .what they could have done. I  suppose they sent somebody el������e on in  my place. But I can't care much, because it was like a plot, and I had to  3ave myself, sinoe they were" determined that I should wear���������that I should  play the part exactly in their way. I  don't want them to know where I am  'It's to be quite a secret, if It can. be  kept so.   And, oh, I hope It can!"  "It shall be," said Hope Newcome.  His firm tone gave the girl courage,  and she felt a thrill of gratitude.  They were still talking together when  Mrs. Purdy cams home with the news  of the theater and all that had happened after Winifred's disappearance.  "Winifred flew down the passage to ;  meet the old woman when her latchkey was heard scraping in the lock.  She wanted time for one whispered  caution before her hostess should come  into the sittlng-room.-  "Itf you guess the name of the man I  most want to escape from," she said,  hurriedly,.in Mrs. Purdy's ear, "please  don't mention it to anyone, not even  your daughter or your lodger, will you?  I can't bear to think that people should  know In what a horrible way I have  been persecuted."  , "If I've a thought In my mind about  that, there it stays locked up," rejoined the old woman. . "The name I  was thlnkln' of isn't known to'the public as the manager of the play, and  there's--no reason ��������� why anyone here,  anyhow, who ain't in theatrical secrets  should put it alongside o' yours."  "That is what I hope," the girl exclaimed: "And now I'm so anxious to  hear all you have to say. Your lodger  has-been-very kind-to-me���������But I've,  been  Impatient  for you  to  come  and  tell me If there's any suspicion "  "Not a jot, thanlu to my lies," btoke  in the old woman. "I've told a pack  this rright, and my only hope is that I  anay be forgiven, aj 'twas in a good  catir.e. When I've .had a .peep at my  r ' "'l ro-i-.������ Into th" sittln'-room and  tell you everything."  MANGER  FOR HORSES.  HINTS TO  HOUSEKEEPERS.  A 6lrai>le   Ilevlco   Meet*   nluuy Advutit*  ������������������ IlgcH.  One thing that hinders many tanners from making a good profit on their  farms 13 keeping scrub stock instead of  good breeds. Ko one who has ever  tried feeding a Poland China or Berkshire hog in the same pen with a st'.iub  would need anything else to convince  him of this. A good thoroughbred will  Eimply return twice the increase for tho  same amount ot feed that the scrub  will. This is a matter of far greater  importance tnan most people think,  Tiiere is ho money in scrub stock, and;  the sooner It is universally known the ������'  better it will be for the country. We|  feci and realize, says John A. Wallace.  In the Fanner's Home Journal, the fact1-  that Kentucky loses thousands of dollars each year by feeding inferior hogs.  Thcie is quite a large number of hoip  now being fed in Kentucky which  vould not pay for htiii the caie auj.  Iced given them. '.  Just why this is <=o h hard to explain, when we know thr.ttiieie is p. co-d  piofit in good ho^'S and a good sow .I'Hl  bear cnn.be Louvjht s>o ci c^p.and soja  stock.any laim with goo*l liorj. A  good biood sow can he bought lor ?n  or $20 and upon an avei age. will br.113  fiom s,x to eight pigs. A- guotl boa:-  P'g can be had for ?S or $10 and fiom  i.j to 00 per cent cf the fscd now consumed can be saved thereby and t'aJo  aione would buy go=d licgs by the cIj.:-  cn. Net only tins hut it j on da -ci  T<ant to put an advertisement in a pa-  ,l.*HtyflHl'Jllr-U1 ill,  r *  A Manger for Horsc3.  per and breed for breeding purp-pps  you could sell all your ampins pigs to  ECigbbors at fiom six to eight cents per  pound. Yi'e have tried sevcial e:->pen-  ments with good Poland and Chiia  pigs and good scrub pig3 finding fiom.  53.50 to $4 difference per head in a year.  Now, this would make a difference of  from ?30 to ?10 in a seiub sow and a  good sow in a year, when we remerrber  that a sow will bring two litters a year.  A number of the breeds of hogs aro  now being bred for early maturity, and  need not be kept till one'year old to  .mature, but can be kept to six or eight  months old and be turned off to top  the market the sweetest and best beacon, and the pig3 in the fall turned oft  to neighbors at from ?3 to ?5 per head  at four to six weeks old, or fed for  Bprlng market,'aa may be deslied, not  forgetting that extra attention is what  makes the extra profit, especially during the winter months. Now, young  man, are you in the old rut, breeding  that old roach-back scrub? If so pull  out this fall while you yet have timo  to make preparations for next year by  buying a bred sow or sows, as needs be,  nnd a good boar to breed to next summer for a fall litter, and don't forget  to get a good pedigree with what you  buy, which will induce your neighbors  to buy from you at good, If not fancy,  prices.���������Rui al "World.  Pried sweet apples are good for liver  or kidney trouble.  Pour vinegar over fresh fish to make  the-scales come off easily.  Beating Bjewed apples till fine and  smooth with.Dover beater, instead of  rubbing through strainer. This will  apply to any soft fruit.  Bedroom ltoors'may be kept cool and  frest by wiping them dally with fresh  water. Microbes, moths or other insects are thus destroyed. Salt and  camphor in cold water is an excellent  (disinfectant in bedrooms.  In rooms that lack sunlight It Is astonishing to see how a strong, bright  yellow color of just the right shade, introduced by means of a cushion, or  chair, or hangings, will give brightness  and life that are almost sunny In effect.  Parsnip fritters _ may be made by  scraping and boiling three or moro  parsnips until very tender; then, having mashed and seasoned them with  salt, pepper and butter, make a pint of  batter, add the parsnips, and fry a ta-  blespoonful at a time in boiling lard.  When the glass globes of the chandelier have hecomed smoked and grimy  soak them in hot water, to which ni  little sal soda has been added. Then  put some ammonia in hot water and  eciub the Inside of the globes briskly  with a stiff brush, whereupon rlnsa  thoroughly and wipe.  One-half cupful of butter, one cupful  of molasses, one cupful of sugar, ono  cupful of sour or buttermilk, one tea-  spoonful of soda, d'6solved in boiling  water, one teaspoonful of cinnamon,  two eggs, about five cupfuls of sifted  flour, or enough for a moderately thick  hatter. Cream tho butter, sugar, molasses and ������picn; set the mlxtuie en tho  range until lukewaim. Add the milk,  then the beaten eggs, the soda, and  last the flour. Beat hard for five minutes. Bake in small tins or a 6inglo  cake, as perfencd. It is excellent either hot or cold.  Cheese custards served with thin  bread and butter sandwiches are often  given as -a separate course before dessert. Into a cupful of warm (not hot)  milk stir one teaspoonful of cornstarch  until dissolved, two tablespoonful's of  grated cheese, half a saltspoon full of  white pepper, a few grains of cayenne,  a quarter of a teaspoonful of .mustard,  and salt to taste. Heat carefully in a  double boiler until the cheese is dissolved. -Add four eggs, yolks and  whites beaten separately until light and  brown. The mixture should be baked  separately, fo* each person, In paper  cases or pattypans, aud eaten as soon  as done. All cheese dishes should bo  served very hot.  N*\v Form fir Coosa Cultures.  A North Dakota ��������� farmer has discovered a new way of increasing hi3  flock of geese without going through  the usual formality of bujlng or hatching them, and yet he does not steal  them As the story goes, there is a  great sand bar near the home of the  farmer. Thi6 piece of land projects into tho Mississippi river, but in such an  exposed condition that a hunter cannot  reach it without being seen. For many  seasons the bar'has been a favoiite  resting place for flocks of wild geese on  their long flights to the far north.   Ke-  ^/MEDICINAL QUALITIES.    ';,  'Asparagus Is very cooling and easily;  digested. a  Cabbage. cauliflower, Brussels  sprouts and broccoli are cooling, nutritive, laxative and purifying to ths  "blood, and also act as. a tonic, bus  should not be eaten too freely by del1"  cato persons.  Celery is delicious coolted. and good  (or rheumatic and gouty people.  Lettuces are very -wholesome. They,  are slightly narcotic, and lull and  calm the mind.  Spinach is particularly good toe  rheumatism and gout, and also in kld������  ftey diseases.  Onions are good for chest ailment*  and colds, but do not agree with all.  Watercresses are excellent tonic/  stomachic and cooling.  Beetroot is very cooling and highly)  sutritous, owing to the amount ol  -sugar it contains.  Parsley is cooling and purifying.  Turnip tops are invaluable when  young and tender.  Green noute shoots, if gathered   I0  Spring and cooked as spinach, form a  most delicate and wholesome blood. (  verifying vegetable. j  Potatoes, parsnips, carrots,   turnips i  and artichokes   are highly   nutritous, i  but not so digestible as some vegeta- |  lies.    Potatoes are the most nourish.-  ins and are   fattenning   for   nervous  oeople.  Tomatoes are health-giving and  Vuiifying, either eaten raw or cooked.  Chill, cayenne, horse-radish an*  mustard should be used sparingly.  They give a zest to the appetite, and  are valuable stomachics. -"Radishes  are the same, hut are mdige3tlbler  and should not be eaten by delicate  people.  She was is good as her vvoi-o; and  presently,Winifred's mlnd.>waa���������relieved  for tho moment of the fear that* Mrs.  Purdy's complicity,In her act or "the  hiding-piece chosen had been suspected  by anyor.������. at the theater/-  Later, Hope Newcome "had also a private word for tho old woman's ear. He  wanted to give up his room to Miss-  Gray^-without letting^her-know what  he wji dolng/'and-transfer bis few belongings to the store-room. behind it,  where a bed of some sort might be  made up on the floor.  ,      ;  Mrs. Purdy had'mentally apportioned  this poor accommodation to her unexpected guest, since she herself slept In  a oat in her daughter's room downstairs; but since 'Mr. Newcome was  willing to.endure Inconvenience, there  was -no reason against it; and it was  ilka him, that was all she had to say!  So Winifred was made^comfortabl*  at the expense of her knight, blissfully  ignorant that h������ 'was sacrificing himself for her sake.   t   ,  Next morning she made Clara Purdy's acquaintance, and Clara's fertile  mind, alert in her convalescence, suggested a method by which Winifred's  safety from puisult might be further  secured. Clara was a red-haired girl,  but her tresses were -neither long, curly-  nor abundant. One year in a provincial pantomime ������h������ had played lh������  fairy qusen, and sho had worn a ruddy wig, which was an Improvement  upon her own hair. That wig had been'  preserved with oare since then as an  expansive "prop," which -might be  foiiaa useful at any time; and In going  out to sine In the streets this aulumn  eha had worn It, as being more attractive, when hanging on-her shoulders,  '.has aer own rather scanty looks.  (T������ hs continued.)  Filtered Mill.-,  William Cuiry, an old north Texas  dairyman, who has traveled extensively abroad, says, according to the Dallas News, that central "depots whero  milk is received and filtered before being taken to the consumer are now a  feature'of several Euiopan cities.  Large cylindrical vessels are divided  horizontally near tbelr centre by com.  paitments containing .sand of thieo  euccesslve degrees ot fineness, the coarsest being the lowest nnd as the milk  arriving from 'the country is poured  through a pipe into the bottom of theso  "vessels itr 1 iscn-lliiough-the-Faun.&flUer-  antl Is run oft by an'overflow pipp'into  a cool cistern from which it is drawn  dliectly into locked cans for dUtii-  bulion.  The sand Is renewed each tinie'the  ifl'tcr is us"cd. The dirt is separated  fiom the milk, tho number of bacteila  is leduccd to one-thlid and an astonishing quantity of mucus and slimy  matter Is removed, the loss of fat being very light. '  itnpifi nrniiiiig.  It Is a common mistake to nippone  .that the'-faster a cow Is milked the better is the milk product drawn from the  lUdder." It Is certainly not'eo until practice hao acquired, and the mmrlcs ol  the hand have been trained'so that the  teats, may he compressed gently and  ���������without apparent effort. The pulliuj;  and hauling worries the cow, and o!ten  causes her to hold up the milk so lh?t  I no one can rapidly draw it. As a iuie  jcowa should bo'inlrked'always <by^Mia  'same person. If a change is'made'the  icow at once discovers it and makers tha  imllklng harder.  The oporatlon of. milking. If gently  performed, is a pltnsdre to the tow,  This pleasure promotes milk secretion, so It Is not an absurdi'llty so t-iy  that a good milker will get more miili  from a cow at the same milking than  on unskilful one could get, though eact  secured all that the udder ���������vould affo'.J  to him or her. The change from one  milker to another Is never made"with-  cut some loss. Therefore where a large  herd of cows havo to he milked, and  several milkers "are .employed, each  milker should have asigned to.him tbi  cows he shall milk, instead of milking  one or another Indiscriminately. Ibe  cow will discriminate, even if the milk,  er does not.���������American Cultivator.  ccntly the farmer in question saturated  several pecks of corn with alcohol ami  distributed the "doctored" grain over  the surface of the bar. The first flock  of geese that alighted eagerly gobbled  "lip the~conrand eoon-bee-ame decidedly-  intoxicated. Some ot them rolled over  and went to sleep"; others squawked absurdly and staggered about tho bar,  and still others tried to fly, but only  plunged around in tbe air awhile and  again alighted on the strip of lhe band.  The farmer, who had been in hiding,  watchin'g the effect of the scheme,  ruehed to the sand bar and captured  nearly the entire flock. He now has  plenty of geese.���������Exchange.  WISE MAXIMS  There are no elevators in the h'ousn  of sucess.  The "bad boy" often makes tho  best man.  A man can be too confiding in others, but never too confident in himself. ���������  A college e'ducation is a good thing,  but many a graduate finds himself  ever trained.  Clothes don't make the man,    hut!'  coed clothes have got many a man a  e-jdd Job.  A bad man with good manners often  outdoes a good man with bad man-*  a-.rs.  If you have J25 and want a joh'i*  Is better to spend $20 for clothes, 14  for shoes and tho rest for a'shave a^d  a hair-cut and a clean collar, and  walk to the place than go witlr tha  money in the pockets of a dingy suit.  The world depends - on' its 1 schoolchildren.  , A town which has no school should   ie abolished.  The world 13 only saved by tho  breath of the school-children.  Even for the rebuilding of the Temple the instruction of the children  must not be interrupted." '  If you interrupt your studies for ono  day It will take you two to make ua  for what you have lost.  V ''    '" \  f   THOUGHTS OF A QUEEN  -'  The woman who forgives   unfaithfulness has ceaEed to love;  true lovcj  does not know forgiveness.  Animals move freely in their -element; man is often out of his element!  because he is the slave of habit.  If your wife deceives you it's youf  own fault. ��������� - *  Mistrust a man who doesn't bellevcj  {11 domestic happiness.   '���������>  There is nothing in a man that two-  cmart women can't worm out' of him.  You. 1, all of us, -will -throw "tha  first stone on a woman who does what  a man of honor is freely permitted to  do.  A woman that is misunderstood id  one who doesn't understand othus  women.  When a man sets but to destroy!  things he goes about it like a steer or  bear; woman. In the same mood, Iml-  ta^es^Jl������_g^w2ngjnouse or tha  spring of a serpent."' ~-^���������^--~t  'Fertile   Kgc;>.  When a hen steals her nest and is  allowed to sit, the result is usually a  large hatch. When hens have been fed  carefully and have produced eggs for  a long time, it is folly to expect good,  results from setting such eggs. Nature  causes the female to become "broody"  (when her nest Is full of eggs; therefore,  the first twelve or twenty eggs laid are  strongly fertile, and will produce healthy .chicks. The result is less satisfactory as tbe number of eggs increases.  I' have experienced this, and do not  breed from my layers.  The best results are obtained by matins two or three-year-old females with,  yearling birds, keeping such fowls bach  until you wish to mate. "Breeding fowls  can be allowed to run at large or mated  .with one male; partial confinement  with more than one male -will lead t*  trouble and lack' of fertility.  -  Do not blame your Incubator or ths  place where you set your hens; tho  trouble can be further off.  Eggs that do not test strongly fertile at the end of seven days, will not  give a   big hatch or   healthy chicks.  Thirty years, of exeperience has  taught me that the key to the situation ; lies in the capiton of tbla short  tetter.���������D. E. Howatt, in Country Gentleman*.  FROM THE GOSPELS  1 By their fruits ye shall' know them.   -  Be ye therefore wise as serpent?  and as harmless as doves.  The tree is known by Its fruit.  Sufficient unto the day Is the evli  ihereuf.  Neither cast ye your pearls befor-j  swine.  Love your enemies,' bless them tliafi  curse you, do good to them that hate:  you, and pray for them that despite*  Cully use you and persecute you.  ,Y������ cannot serve God and Mammon.  ' Where your treasure is there will"  your heart be also.  Judge not. , .  Whatsoever ye would that men)  should do to you do yc even no t������  them. <,*.  Many varieties of colored marbles)  are found on the mountains surround* .  ing Carrara, in Italy. Two varietie* "  of blue, dove-colored marble, known  as "Bardigllo" and"PavonzaroV nre).  ,-well known in the United-States, the/  lattsr especially being largely used  and commanding; a high price.  The Salvation Army in Chicago will  try something new. Its members will  produce plays. Major Winchell, of  Peoria, says: "I have written 'Jonabj  and the Whale' in six acts." -Here u������  a chance for realism and the play*  faithfully produced, ought to delizbj  lhe young. v  The first paper money used In this  country was issued by Pennsylvania lit  1723. In the early part of that yean  $75,000 were Issued on the credit ot.  the colony, and a few month?: liters  JH50.000 more XolVjjve^ "-"- ���������=" < aiaiisfiiJisa^^^ie^^i^^^^^^^^S^iS^^^^^Si  3 i  ���������!������������������."  _      (     .      m     .,       j coS I threeseparatefoldere, counted in pucks  JJ^fblr^t   ^traW   8lld  JJu,lwiJ||oi   twenty-ftvs.   fifty,   or  %tn'i Journal,  Published By  The Revelstoke Herald Publishing Co  LlmitedtLUbllity.  A. JOHNSON,  Editor and Manager.  iriTERtlSlSO KITES.  I������lspl������T������ds.,J1.50per fueh; single column,  (2 per inch when inserted on title page  Legal *ds.. 10 cents per inch (nonparlel) line  for first insertion; A cents for each additional  insertion. Local notices 10 cents per Hue each  i~sue. Birth, Marriage and Death Notices  cfree.  SraSCKlTTIOS^RATES.  Byiaalior carrier, 12 per annum; $1.23 for  alx months, strictly in advance.  ors job otfartmest.  Is one of the best equipped printing offices in  ���������he West and prepared to execute all kinds ot  btiming  ��������� luenrlci  ���������mall���������for us.  fn  fimclass style at honest prices.  rice to all.   No job too large���������none too  Mall orders promptly attended  rial on your next oral  One  >:  to.  Give us a trial  der.  you  TO COBMsrqSDESTS.  We invite correspondence on any subject  o*. luterest to the general public. In all eases  Ibe bona tide name of tbe writer must accompany manuscript, bat not necessarily for  publication.  Address all.communications to the Manager  NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS.  1.���������All correspondence must be legibly  Written on one side ot the paper only.  2.���������Correspondence containing personal  matter must be signed with the proper name  vl the writer.  Thursday,  January 15, 1003.  Big Expenditures are Coming.  Hon. Raymond Prefontaine has  repeated his former repudiation of  Liberal principles and pledges, and  goes it one better. His latest manifesto enjoins Canadians to prepare to  meet a further increase, in the public  expenditure, amounting to millions.  This is quite in keeping with Mr.  Pi-efontaine's municipal record at  Montreal, and shows that our newest  Cabinet Minister has not fergotten  anything or learned anything by his  ignominious rejection from the mayoralty of his native city. He is evidently  paving the way for a regular "wait  until you see us next year" scattering  of the people's money, and ths coining  - budget promises to be a record  cbreaker.  On tbe tariff question, Mr. Prefontaine is very reticent and has lost some  of his^protectionist enthusiasm. Can  it be that the Free Trade section of  the party are treating the Hon. Raymond to some of Mr. Tarte's medicine?  Or is it part of the Liberal's double  dealing fiscal policy ?  A Busy Session Coming.  Parliament is booked to meet early  in March. The coming session will he  one of the most important since confederation, and will probably last for  six months or over. Among the important questions .to be ^considered are:  The tariff,|the fast Atlantic service,  the redistribution bill, the report of  the Colon-'al Conference delegates, tha  Railway's Commission bill, the Telephone hill, the Cattle Guards bill, the  Grand Trunk Pacific bill,; granting of  railway subsidies for the years 1001-2  _and,19JB^, andjhe^proposal t������ further  lextsnd the ntercolonia). From this  partial synopsis it can be seen that  Canada's legislators have abtisy session  before them.  Marvel of Mechanism.  One of the largest printing presses  in the world, and undoubtedly lhe  largest in Canada, is shortly to be  installed in the premises of Ths Mail  and Empire, Toronto.  This monster is known as th* Scott  Straight Line Sextuple Insetting nnd  Folding Machine. > Its enormous capacity of 72,000 papers per hour, printed,  pasted, cut and folded, will enable The  Mail and Empire to publish news an  hour and a half later than at present.  .'This mammoth| press is one of the  most up to date aud complete machines  ever manufactured. An idea of its  prodigious size may be gathered from  the fact that it is 20 feet in length by  13 feet 10 inches in width and weighs  ������2vtons! It will print 8, 10. 12, 14. 16,  20 and 24 pages, as required. It really  consists of three presses, double width,  or fa>ur pages wide, placed one above  the other in parallel planes.  Each press carries sixteen stereotype  plates, and is fed from a roll of paper  70 inches in width. The webs are  brought together in register after  being printed, and receive a longitudinal cut in the centre, making six  continuous webs or sheets, the present  width of the paper. The several  sheets receive a fold in the centre,  while on the run, and are cut oil in  lengths of one page, after which they  are again folded  to  half or  quarter |  any given  number. This machine has lieei  constructed with great care, utid it  capable of turning out a very supsrioi  class nf work, special attention bavins;  been given to a perfect ink distribution.  The printing cylinders are in horizontal, parallel planes, and tbe rolls o<  paper are all atone end of themaihint,  while the finished product is deliverer  at the other.  The tensions are controlled by oin  lever and separately, and an inde>  provided for the purpose, showsexacth  the strain on each web of paper.  There are two ink distributing eylin  ders, with tbair several compositioi  rollers to eachjplata cylinder, and thi  ink supply'is controlled by pawl am  ratchet mechanisms/  In order to produce papers of an)  combined number of'pages, either se<  of printing cylinden can be run without tbe others, and the folders wit!  each.  The driving (gear, which is designed  for electric power, is mounted on a sub  bed-plate below the floor level, and h  securely fastened to ths base of the  machine. A slow motion with power h  also provided to facilitate tbe threading of the webs and getting the machine in running order.  REDISTRIBUTION  IN NEXT HOUSE  Measure Proposed to be Introduced by the Government in  the Commons.  Ottawa, Jan. 3,���������The Minister of  Justice has prepared a memorandum  in reference to tbe ^coming redistribution of seats iu the House of Commons  based upen the census of 1000. As a  result of this, Ontario will lose .six  members; Nova Scotia, two; New  Brunswick, one; Prince Edward, one;  and the Territories, two; while Manitoba gains three and British Columbia  one.  The new parliament therefor will  have 210 members as coiuparsd with  214 in the present bouse (including the  Yukon).  The representations in the house will  then he as follows:  Pressnt  Ontario  92  Quebec ..  Nova Scotia..   New Btunswit-k..  P.E. I   Manitoba   British Columbia.  Territories   Yukon   05  20  14  5  7  0  4  1  ~2H  Proposed.  86  65  18  13  4  10  7  6  1  "210  Down in Dixie.  Just now a number of our renders  are planning where they will go for  the winter and no doubt tbe majority  of them will do as they have done in  ths past, buy round trip excursion  tickets, good for six months, to  .SjjuUierji_PJne9, N. C, and those who  want to make side tripiTof Vfewweeks  te Florida, Louisiana or Texas can get  round trip tickets from Southern  Pines to tiie points tbsy desire to  visit at the most favorable rate) and  thus save unnecessary expenses.  Southern Pines is the head quarters  for nortbern'tourist. It is located iu  the high sand hills among the Long  Leaf Pines on the Seaboard Air Line  Railway, which is the most direct  rout e between New York, Washington  and Jacksonville, Florida.  We advise our readers who are  expecting to make a Southern trip tn  write to Mr. John T. Patrick, Pine-  bluff. N. C, and he will send them,  Iree of charge, printek matter that  will be of much interest.  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnished with "tss  Choicest the Market  affords.  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large, Light bedroems.  Rates $1 a day.  Monthly Rate.  J. Albert Stone ���������   Prop.  THE CITY EXPRESS  E. W. B. Paget, Prop.  LEGAL  I \E MA13TRK * SCOTT. ,  Barrier*, Solicitors, Ete.  Revelstoke, R. C.  I. M. Scott, it.A., LI..B.   W. da <f. Ie Malstre, M.A  r^ABVKY, M'CARTER di 1'INKHAM  Barristers. Bolicitorit, Etc.  Solicitor* lor Imperial Bank of Canada.  Company funda to loan at 8 per cent.  Finn Stmet, Kevelstoke B. C.  SOCIETIES.  Prompt delivery of parcels, batf af e, ete.  to any part of th* olty  ;e size ab  Any Kind of Transferring  Undertaken  ,.....-   .w       ���������   -* .    All orders Hift ������t B.V. Smyths'i Tobseso  . , a tore or by Telephone Mo. 7 will taesly* ptsmpt  desired, and delivered from 1 attention. I  Red Roae Degree meets second and fourth  Tuesdays of each month; White Rose Degree  meets third Tuesday of each quarter, in Oddfellows Hall.   Visiting- brethren welcome  B. D. CROWLE, T. B   BAKER,  President. Act. Secretary.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE No. 1658.  Borular meetings are held in the  Oddfellow's Hall on the Third Friday of each month, at 8 p.m. sharp.  Visiting brethren cordially invited  A. JOHNSON, W. M  W. JOHNSTON, Rec.-Sec.  *.]&  GOLDF  ttSSSZ8Z������^JK5B&������m*BBD&3Bl&*  POS  If you are looking for possibilities in Estate  Speculation that will double your capital,  it will be to your interest to invest RIGHT  NOW, before the best of the properties have  been taken up.  REAL ESTATE  AT GROUND FLOOR PRICES  Cold Rons;* Lodga, It. of P.,  Ua. a������, BOVsJajtoko, ������������������ C,  MEETS   EVERY   WEDNESDAY  in  Oddfellows'    Hall   at 8  o'clock.    Visiting  Knights are  cordially invited.  B. VAN HORNE, C. C  Q. H. BROCK, K. of R. fc S.  CHURCHES  METHODIST CHL'BCH. KEVELSTOKE.  Preaching services at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m  Class meeting at the close of the morning  service. Sabbath Soliool and Bible Class at 3 :SJ  Weekly Prayer Meeting every Wednesday  evening at 7:80. The public are cordially  invited.  Seats free.  Rev. C. LiDSiB. Pastor.  ST. rBTER 8 CRVXCH, ABOLICAN.  Eight a.m., Holy Eucharist; 11 a.m., mi.tn,  Utany and sermon (Holy Eoeharlst first Sunday in the month); 2:80 Sunday school, ar  children's service; 7:80 Evensong (choral) and  sermon. Holy Days���������The Holy Eucharist is  celebrated at 7 a.m. or 8 a.m., as announced.  Holy Baptism after Sunday School at 3-.15.  c. A. raocvKisB,   ector.  FBSSBYTSBIAK CHCBCH.  Barviee every Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  to which all are welcome. Prayer meeting at  ��������� ������. ra. every Wednesday.  Rav, W. c. Caldeb, Pastor.  HOMAN CATHOLIC CHOBCH.  Mas*   at 10:39 a. m.,  on first,  second and  foarth Sundays in the month.  KEY.   V-ATHBB   TRATXB.  SAIVATION   ABUT.  Meeting every night In their Hall on Front  Street.  H  EDWARD  TAXIDERM1BT.  DEER HEADS, BIRDS, Etc. MODXTED,  Tura Cleaned and Repaired.  JC8T EA8T OP  PRESBYTERIAS CHUBCH  Third Street.  Are you looking for Business Lots, Residential  Lots, or other Real Estate? Goldfields is the  Payroll Centre and Resident Town of the  Famous Fish River Free Milling" Gold Camp,  and has a Future unequalled by any other  Town in the West.  For Ternis and Particulars Write  ROGER   F.   PERRY,   Manager,   Goldfields,   B.C.  iatirl.A*i  'TTTI  I Baker and  Confectioner  A full and complete  line of  GROCERIES  I; Cor. Mackenzie Ave.  and Railway Street.  MIMI Mil M Till IllHWl'f  A. H. HOLDICH  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  ��������� ^_, _ __ ANDASSAYER.^^  Royal School of Minei, London. Seven  at Morfa Works, Swansea. 17 years  Chemist to Wigan Coal and  Iron Co.,  Late Chemist and Ansayer, Hall Mines, Ltd  Claims examined and reported upon.  Eng.  Ferguson. B.C.  J    A. KIRK.  Domini n and Provincial Land Surveyor.  REVELSTOKE, B. C.  E. MOSCROP . . .  Sanitary Plumbing-, Hot  Water  And Steam Heating, Gas  Fitting  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C.  WOOD  Wood for sale Including  Bry Cedar, Fir and Hemlock.  All orders left at W.  M.  receive prompt attention.  Laurence's will  W. FLEMING.  WHAT 18 A HOMK WITHOUT A  SINGER  Singer Sewing Machines  are sold on easy monthly  payments.  A full supply of machines  needles and attachments are  kept for any make of ma-  Chine on earth.  (..MANNING,: MACKENZIE AVE.  Rerelstoke, B. C.  Jas. I. Woodrow  BUTCHER  Retail.Dealerjn���������  Beet, Pork,  Mutton, Etc.  Fish sod Game in Season....  All orders promptly tilled.  CornK1.S". lRBYBfeS������OEB, B.������  Canadian Pacific  Railway  Trains  Leave Revelstoke Daily  EASTBOUND.... 8:20  WESTBOUND... 17:30  SOUTHBOUND.. 8:10  LOWEST RATES  To all points East and West  FAST TIME  Through Cars  Standard and Tourist  Sleeping Cars on  all Trains \  For full information call on  or address  T. W. Bradshaw,  "Agent  rtevelstoke,  E, J. Coyle.  ---^Aesist.-Gen.^  Passenger agent  Vancouver.  "���������^sajp5*"'  tT������ ������^*i   IkWj iT-    -^- ������������������������ aT* ���������������> aTs t9m Jfca, aTa *������������������ afTm Jft afsK a*s% ������������������> ������������������������ ������������������������> ������������������ ��������� tlG* jffs a*fa  "X' Ktr ^3r\F ���������X' \L" *��������������������� %L* *X" Vh ^r^BF'^^'alT "X^'alT^F^B* ~Xr '���������& ^V*+ 'ar "X���������  1  Going South  for Winter?!  If you are contemplating going South during  the winter of 1902 or 1903 you can get valuable information free of charge.  Write to  John T. Patrick  Plnebluff, N. G.  He can save you money in hotel rates.  He can direct you which is the best railroad  route to travel.  He can direct you where to rent neatly furnished cottages or single rooms.  !*- ������Ti *Ti a>*l^ a>T*a  ������������������������ arTl- ������T* sfTa sTa ������*������?��������� J&m ������������������* aflfai a>^*a aj*gs V&m ��������������������������� ������*I*a A a^������ JTj JTm sTs  ��������� *X**X   ali**X**X**nr *ji* tii "&   X* *A *K* *x* x   x  y #   X   X   X   X ^t**XF  REVELSTOKE   FURNITURE   CO'Y.  THE    SUPPLY    HOUSE     FOR     NORTH    KOOTENAY.  WE keep a larger and better stock than any house between  Winnipeg and Vancouver. Quartered Oak Tables, Rock������rs. Bedroom Suites. A splendid line of Couches, Morris' Chairs, and  i.every_thing_a^jrstjDIa8a^ House carries.  Cabinet Making, UpholstofingTTictuire'Fra^  I  TO CAMBORNE AND GOLDFIELDS FROM BEATON  Shortest and Host Direct Route to the Fish; River gold Camps.  Dally Stage leares Beaton for Gold Camps on arrlral of  Boats   at .12  o'clock   noon,  arriving at destination that same afternoon.  Stables   supplied  with  Single,   Double,   Baditle and Pack Horses and Freight Teams  for any part of the District.,  ANDREW M. CRAIG,      -      Proprietor.  By Royal  1848  Warrants  1901  JOHN   BEQQ'S  Royal   Lochnagar  %  WHISKEY  ���������OOTLAHB  BALMORAL  By appointment to His Majesty the King, 1901.  By appointment to Her Late Majesty Queen Victoria, 1848.1900.  Revelstoke Wine & Spirit Cempany, Limited, Agents.  FHKB BTJfl MEETS ALL TRAINS.  FIRST CLASS ACCOMMODATION.  HEATED BT HOT AIR  REASONABLE KATXS.  SIBBALD & FIELD,  Real Estate  Hotel Victoria  Brown 4k. Quor-in. Prep*.  Brown & aut>rin. Prop*.  ELECTRIC BELLS AND LIGHT IN EVERY ROOM  ���������A-O-murTa fob  - r.i P. H. TOWNfllT*.  - MARA T0WN81TK.  - OERKAKI) TOWNBITE.  - CAMBORNE TOWNBITE,  T'TUT 1 iTPI il T     (Canada Parmanotit A Western  rl N A n\ A AL- \      Canada Mortgago Corporation.  I lliaiiunb   (colonial Investment and Loan Company.  Insurance  /dun Fire. Caledonian Fire.      Atlai Fire.  j Canadian Fire.   Mercantile Fire.    Northern Fire.  J. Guardian Fire.   Manchester Fire.   Great West Life.  I Ocean, Accidont and Uuarantoe.   Confederation Life  = \.Canadian Accident Assurance Co.   Connecticut Fir* :  COAL FOR SALE, HOUSES FOR SALE AND RENT.  CONVEYANCING.  J. D. SIBBALD, Notary Public.  RKVEL8TOKK. B. 0.  CHAS. M. FIELD.  HOURLT 8TKKKT CAB  MEETS ALL TRAINS.  BAR WELL SUPPLIED BY THE CHOICKST  WINKS, LIO.UOKB AND CIOABS   P. BURNS & COY.  Wholesale and Ratall DmHm-*  PRIME BEEF.    PORK.     MOiTON.     SAUSAGE.  FISH AID GAME IN SEASON.  '' KvHif*f.Li>"tl*i-*Ym I
The Train Despatcher.
The frightful accident at Wanslead,
Ont.. has drawn attention to the tiiiin
despiltchtir uivl his duties. When the
ordinary piiMriMigi'i- fcils iu a well
cushioned se.u in it cur. and peacefully
raadH tho Intent novel whili*lhv train
swiftly travels down ' tho grades,
through the cms and aroitnd sharp
curves at the rate of 45 miles an hour,
hif> thoughts seldom ever turn to the
faithful servants upon whose shoulders
rest the responsibility of briii^inn him
safely to the loved ones at homes.
Here and there, perhaps at the dead
hour  of  night,   his  train  conies to a
standstill at a station,'where there is
no representative other than, the ever
wakeful   Wielder of  the ticker.   One
minute passes, sometimes two or three,
and the passenger moves restlessly in
his  seat; another   minute   pusses, he
jumps,   walks  excitedly    about,   and
then   in   a    domineering   tone   asks:
"Why   are   we delayed in this nut of
the way place?"    From the, conductor
he receives   the infui-malioii: - "Wait
ing  for  orders."     To:   the    comfort
loving   passenger it is   unsatifactory,
and   he  seems  quite oblivious of the
danger to which he would be exposed
-Vers  his  train  . to  dash   madly   on
"without  a  signal  from   the-.'watch/
tower"���the dispatcher's office, where
every minute is carefully counted and
���very utile as carefully calculated upon.
He  never 'thinks of   the telegrapher
.who controls the signal tower; that it
is from him the engineer receives his
cue; that from his cool and level head,
as he sits   by   his   table, emanate  the
~ signals which bring   the   train out of
the   way   of  collisions  and   dangeis.
He  forgets that, as  the engine driver
peers through the dark clouds of night,
bis eye is'ever watchful for'"white' or
"red", signals   from   the   tower.     He
forgets  that   as   he  speeds along, the
v.orations  of  the  electric^ wires are
ever and anon sent fi om thie despatch-
er's desk to every station  on the linij
* to  protect  him  from   being hurried
headlong into eternity. ���;'
Danger is on all sides, and yet the
thoughts of the traveller are far from
the railway despatcher who controls
the signals truly by which every
.danger is averted. -
We stroll every day into the despatch-
-er'sor the station master's office and
~.sse the telognipher sitting at his desk
��� bold ing the -key lightly, between his
fingers, and we bear the click, click,
dots and dHshes and we' give not a
moment's thought to what it'..' all
means. There sits the operator with
a chess board before his'mind's eye,
and on it representing men and kings
are biiperior and inferior trains, running sast and west.- north and south,
freighted heavily with priceless humanity. He directs. their movement,
he calculo tea theirspeed, and[bringing
them to the same point, he gives "theiu
���harp connection. He is always on .
the alert and in his hands are th��
destinies of a thousand souls. Let
them err to the extent of a single
moment, let them forget a single
station on the line and maybe a hun
dred people may meet' death in a
deadly railway collision, so remember:
Your safety, then, not all depends,
On the man who rings the bell;
Divide your praises with telegraphers,
To them some praises tell.
Back at the Old Home.t
tells a story of having; gone back-
after many years' absence, to hlf
ota country homo In the New En pi ami
States. On the ruined doorstep of tho
old house stood the seedy remnant o'
a once noble race. He wore, amongst
other things, one suspender and a seed;,
pair of trousers. The conversation ran
like this:
"Glad to see ye," sez he. "Thanks,"
says I. "We've heeid about you," shy.
he, "and they say you done noble.''
"Well, nnd how are you?" says I.
"Porely," sez h��. "How's that?" says
I. "Jest makrln' a bare Hvln\"'sea he.
"Why don't you go away?" says t.
"Can't," sez he. "Why not?" says I.
"Mortgaged," sez he. "That's too bad,"
says I. ;"Tts," sez he. "Tou don'l
seem to have muci to live for," says 1.
"Don't want, to live;", sez he. ."Tou
might die." says I. "Can't'," sez he.
"Why not?" says I. "Mortgaged," sez
At this point they were joined by
another old acquaintance of Mr^Bach-
eller's���a man who for yearSj had held
a mortgage on every acre of the country-side. "Bo you're Paul Bacheller's
boy?" he said, after scrutinizing the
visitor closely. ��� "The same," said Mr.
Bacheller. "Well." said Mr. Wallace,
reflectively, "If your father had kept
you on the farm It would not have
looked as it docs now." TJp to this
point the unfortunate farmer who was
mortgaged had tn ken no part In the
conversation. Now, however, a Strang
grin came across his face.
"That's right, Mr. Wallace," Bea he.
"If he had been kept on the farm the
farm would hev looked batter, but he'd
hev looked a damn sltfht worse."
The administrators of the estate of John
D. 13oyd deceased, offer for sale by tender
the property in the Biff Bend District,
known as "Boyd's Ranch," also the
cliatlcl property thereon, a list of which
may be seen ut the office of the undersigned.
Tenders will be received up lo Feb. ist,
1903. The administrators willjnot be
bound to accept the highest or any tender.
Solicitors for Administrators.
Revelstoke, B. C., Nov. 27th, 1902.
A Phenomenon of Sleep.
He had. come on her dozing In a ham.
mock, and when she woke up she accused (tolm of stealing a kiss. "Well *
he sat*-.'."I will admit that the temptation w^s too strong to be resisted. I
��lld staral one little kiss." "One!" shs
exclaimed,/'Indignantly; "I counted
elerht before I woke up."���"Ho'jsehold
Land Registry  Act.
Lois 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, in Block 48, in
Town of Revelstoke, B. C,
Map 636 B.
A CERTIFICATE of indefeasible Title to the
above property will be istsued to Frank Bernard Lewis on the lifcth tlav of February. A. D���
1B0;i, unless in ttiu meantime a valid objection
thereto be made to me In writing by a person
cluimtni;&n estate or interest therein or in
any part thereof.
District Registrar.
Land  Registry  Office,  Nelson,  B.   C. 17th
November, 1902.
Certificate of improvements.
Halifax and Gibraltar No 2 mineral claims
situate In the Arrow Lake mining division of
West Kootenay District.
Where located���Two miles from the head of
Canyon Creek.
Take notice that I. A. R. Heland, agent for
J. R. Jamlcson, F. M. C. 13C80I3; T, Mathews,
, MC 1163111: J B Hall, IM5U92; J L Farwlg,
BT'.>9i2: intend sixty days from the date hereof
to apply to the M Ining Recorder for a cerlncate
of improvements for the purpose of obtaining
a crown grant of tho above claims.
And further take notice that action under
section 37 must be commenced before the
issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 3rd day of Sept, 11102, a. D.
Certificate of Improvements.
Londonderry, Golden Rod No. 2, Hailstorm
mineral claims, situate In the Arrow Lake
Mining Division of West Kootenay District.
Where located���On Canyon Creek, joining
the Londondery, M. C.
TAKE NOTICE that I, A. R. Heyland, Agent
for T. Mathews,-F.M.a,, B 6S111, J. K. Jamieson.
B G8013, intend sixty days from the date hereof
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose o(
ottalnf ng a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further that notice that action under
section 37 must bo commenced before the
issuarce of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 3rd day of Sept., 1902, A. D.
'-.'    A. R: HEYLAND.
Next to R. IIOWSON'S Furniture Store, is
making both Miniature Photos and the
regular larger styles. Cabinet Photos in
the popular platino tones at reasonable
prices. Our Mantello Cabinet is J4.00 per
.Same   Pretty Mountings  for our   Photo
Broacnea. Watch Charms, Lever and Dumb
'.Bell Cuff Links, Scarf Pins, &c.   Thesearc
.,   suggested as  very  acceptable Christmas
"- Gifts.   I also makedifferent sizes of Plain
Photo Buttons and I copy from any Picture.    Bring small children for sittings
either in the forenoon or not later than
'���".'- two o'clockInHhe afternoon...Sunshine is
. not necessary. r
unuinon viup   photographer,
nUWAKU   a\INbf Kevelst- kc, BO.
���Running between'Arrowhead, Thomson's
Landini-anrt Conmi.lix, commencing October
lull, 19ul;will sail as lollows, weather permitting:
Leaving Arrowhead for Thomson's Landing
and Comaplij:  twice dailyr-lOlc;, and16k.
Leaving Comaplix and Ihomson's Landing
for Arrowhead...'.twice daily���7:15kand 12:45k
Making close connections with all C. P. K.
Steamers and Trains.
The owners reserve the right to change times
of sailings without notice.
The Fred Robinson Lumber Co., Limited
Your Winter Supply
Of Vegetables
Should be your first consideration nt this time of
the year. I have a lar^e
stock, nil home grown,
Potatoes,  Cabbage, Carrots,' Etc, Etc.
Also a large  (luantity   of
first class
Timothy and Clover Hay.
Write  for prices and par-
) titulars to
S. Crowle, Revelstoke, B. C.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days
after date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and'Works ��� for a
special license to cut and carry away
timber from the following described lands
in West' Kootenay:���Commencing at
\V. Ie Maistre's north west corner post
near Boyd's ranch about half a mile from
the Columbia river, thence east 80 chains,
thence south 80 chains, thence west 80
chains, thence north 80 chains to point of
Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902.
CIRCLE CITY is the Terminus   of   the   proposed   Railway   already   surveyed
via the Lardcau Creek with fork to that point.
CIRCLE CITY is beautifully situated at the base of the Lardeau Pass, Galena
and Surprise Creeks.
CiRCLE CITY is   absolutely   surrounded    by    Mining   Properties   now   under
Development.        ,        .        .        . . . . .
Homestead entires fur the calendar
year euding 1002 were 22,104,compared
with 0U5 for 1001, or an increase of
13,048 for the yeav. In 1806 the
Homestead entvies were 1C37. Estimating four 'of a family to f-ach
homestead this would give over 88,000
of a new population, hut there weie
many parous who purchased their
land from land and railway companies.
GO '10
L- Schnider
FOR YOUR ;-���
': <;������' ���. ���" '    '���" -��*.
Paterit Rubber ?Heels    ;
and Rubber Soleing
-   In all sizes and colors.
Boot and Shoe Repairing a Specialty
Mining Engineers
and Assayers,
VANCOUVER, B.C.      Established 1890
Pure Milk
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days
after date I will apply lo the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a
special license to cut and carry away
timber from the following- described lands
in West -.' Kootenay :���Commencing at
I. A. Kirk's north west corner post thence
east 40 chains, thence south 160 chains,
thence west 40 chains, thence north 160
chains to point of commencement.
Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902.
Splendid Water  Power
Which will be utilized next Season by Concentrating' Plants.
a. B. BATHO,
-   Ferguson, B. C.
���&MHMM*0������J*��*����9**����*��J+**> 9*0**0*#0**0��**��*00��*��*0*^
J. G. McCallum
Test* made up to 2,000 lbs.
A specialty made of checking Smelter
Samples from the Interior by mall or
expresa promptly attended to.
correspondence solicited.
��&=�� UNION -=��#
Cigar  Factory
Skating  Rink
Skating every Evening from 8 to 10
Season Tickets
Ladle ' WOO
Gentlemen  s 00
IS Canada Drug & Bookstore.
i J. A. Miller S Co.
�� Soy Smythe'a Tobacco Store.
a Rink Company.
Application! will be received until the 16th
February, 19011, by the Secretary Hcvelstoko
Hospital Society, Revelttoke. British Columbia, for the poaltlon of Resident Physician.
Applicants will please state Qualifications and
salary *xp��et��d,
H. A. BROWN,   Prop.
Choice Brands of Winee, Liquors
and Cigars.
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* vv1-^rV������';..JZj������&5?������^^  S^WevsM  '"'���������'    WITH THE  POETS.  Spring. 'VlfftYfo '  Too well 1 k:iaw you,. Bprlnjr, and eo  restrain      :'~': "    _���������   .��������� ���������'   "  ,:cS froin Ml such flattfir-  Jly f.-.0!l^'..  As "mild"  r-'.iJ.  Evi:: ;is '  This tir;--���������-���������  In*:; ���������.:- ;  f- ���������'.  I-  I :"gentle>���������lest I be re-  i-ss ot old, and flayed  V:.' hail and cutting sleet,  .j   your  goliig  may   be  but   ha  Ti  lly  i l  may forget- and drowse  iaess beneath Dear Sunimor's  v.'-'-m  -va>". ���������,."    '   iass...  Summer.-,  Ir.su.-.-raMe season of the Sun,  V. h< n will your noisy Insect court take  fi!sUt?' ���������  Your orchestra that reals not���������day or  night:  Tour     armies   wltH     unconquerablo  Etingf,  When wi!! they flee���������What for do they  !.::ve wlnts?  How !<j:ig before brave Autumn with a  shout.  Will sv.ecor mo and put them all to  rout?  Autumn.  iTou dismal mourner, walling by tho  bier  Of Summer dead, with"   lamentations  drear.  Driving me frantic ever and anon,  With rer/.iniscences of Summer gone.  lion ml.viickins her tenderest airs and  tone.i, >  Kow harrowing nic with horrid shrieks  an-.l groans -'<', ,...  Were gcid old JoTIy Winter only here,  I'd soon forget   you and   your   evil  cheer.  Winter.       |V''  3'rary im-n-'':! with mock Jovial air,  Vou tooU ;:.. _.een earth prisoner unaware;  And pinioned ike trees that moan and  call  To Spring to fi'C3 them from your ley  thrall.  .Tou manacled the stream who tugs in  vain .     .  To loose himself from your relentless  chain.  ���������jAna I���������my heart is sad, my'lyre is  dumb,  Mild, Gentle spring���������Oh! will you ever  r.omc?  '   ���������Oliver Herfprd, In Scrlbner's.  HOY/ ROB RAN AWAY.  It is probably a low estimate when  one says nine bo.> s out of ten make up  their minds at ss.v'8 Lime during their  careers to r:::\~ away from home.  There ar-.? various causes that contribute to the.forming of such resolutions, but whatever the cause, the boy  is always firm in the belief that he is  not being used Hsjht, and that the only  way to better his condition is to gather  up such personal property as he can  -conveniently carry and get out into  lhe world, where he can make a name  for himself by killing Indians, or, pirates, or by becoming a great detective. \  Sometimes the hoy resolves to become a pirate, or highwayman, and it  is  not  always the most vicious  who  form   such  a  determination.    To   the  ���������mind of the average boy there seems a  ���������-great deal of romance in such a career.  For  many weeks Rob Norton  had  'Jleen  planning to leave  the  paternal  ������������������roof-tree, and it must be confessed the  -Testing of a most Improbable and Impossible pirate yarn had brought about  this reckless determination.  Rob had mace up his mind to be-  -come a pirate!  -Many a night he dreamed of treading  She quarter deck and roaring out his  arders to his gallant crew. Many a rich  jrke had he captured���������in his mind.  He had fancied himself performing all  manner of desperate and daring deeds,  ��������� and  had  even   decided  he  would  be  Scnown as "Red Eob, the Rover of the  tDeep."   He thrilled ail over whenever  lie contemplated the magnificence of  ���������the title.  Working on a farm was "dead slow"  -^if ~inm"aj^'^e^liowe=di'tb"qi:6te"' Rob's"  owe definition of it.   Hoeing potatoes  and  chasing cows his mind  revolted  against.  Ey shrewd dickering he had been  ���������able to get hold of a cheap revolver,  And this he concealed under the eaves  in the open chamber, where likewise  nestled the pirate yarn that had so fas-  ..crnated and bewitched him.  If Roh's father had known he possessed the revolver there would have  "been trouble, and the weapon would  Jiave been confiscated.  Il wos some lime after he obtained  possession of tha revolver before Rob  jreally settled on the time of his departure. For two or three days he had  Shirked about his work, and the result  ���������was he got a good "dressing down,"  and was told, he would get another It  Ae did not complete a certain amount  ������T work the following day.  *TU never do it aa long aa I llvei"  ^declared Rob.  .'But he took good care not to utter  &ke "words aloud.  '���������'That night, when all the house wan  oauil. he gathered up a few things and  4U������a them in a small bundle, and the  '<t*nolTer and the wild pirate yarn were  Sfcroaght from their place of coneeal-  eiMBt.    "  ���������vT.4. -window of his chamber opened out  -30b the s'.cplc? root of a  shed,  and,  -Raiding his sbecs in hii hand, the boy  ^Brepl eilectly forth.  "The night was dark, as the moon  4U not yet risen, gut Rob knew every  "inch of the vicinity. He crept to the  ���������*jwer edge of '.hp roof and slid down  "S beard he had !eoued in a slanting po-  <*ttlon for that purpose.  "I'll never come back here again."  :%������ muttered.  Somehow, the thought dfrt not make  -*lm feel as hilariously happy as it  ^night He remembered he was running away from hit mother, and a hard  lump formed! i,n his throat,  Quickly choked' if down.'  It was beneath the dignity of a i'l-  rato to feel any regret.  He slipped over the fence into the  cornfield; whero ho hesitated for a moment.  A light breeze was stirring, and all  about him tho long leaves seemed  whispering, mysteriously.  Tho sound made him shiver, nnd lie  nlmost wished that ho was back In his  comfortable bed.  After a little time ho put on his  shoes and started down between tho  long rows of corn. The shadows were  deep about him, hut ho saw a sheen of  silvery light appearing on the eastern  horizon, and he knew tho moon would  be up within half an hour.  He had almost reached tho limit of  the cornfield when, of a sudden, his  heart gave a great thump, for a dark  form seemed to rise before him only a  few steps away.  It was a human figure, there was no  doubt about that, and Rob found himself motionless with���������was It fright?  Could it bo the bold Rover ot the Deep  was seared?  ITe did not make a. sound as he sunk  to the ground, keeping his eyes on that  ���������fall figure looming up before him. Ho  remembered heaving I1I3 father reading  in the weekly newspaper about a def-  pp'rnte wretch Who had nearly murdered ,,a man in a neighboring town,  and it' was said the perpetrator of tho  deed was still at large.  Had Hob suddenly uomo upon this  desperado?  He began to tremble, for he really  felt cold, despite the fact that the night  was warm and pleasant. Ho hugged  the ground, and longed to see the unknown move away.  But the stranger stood perfectly still,  seeming to be listening with great ih-  tentness. Rob wondered if the man  had seen him, and decided he had not.  The minutes dragged slowly away.  The boy on the ground could hear his  heart thumping vigorously in his bosom. Still the dark figure remained motionless.  Rob thought of creeping away, but  ho believed the man was waiting fo;'  him to make such a move.  I  Then he remembered his revolver.  It wasn't loaded!  '  The weapon was utterly useless as a.'  means of defense, for he did not even"  have any cartridges to load it with!  By this time Hob felt really alarmed.  His teeth would chatter so he feared  they would betray him.  He would have given the revolver1  and the pirate story, too, if he had  been safely back in the house.  By looking iutcr.ily at tho man he  could see his bristling beard sticking'  out around bis face, and the way tha  fellow wore his hat was enough to indicate he was a ruffian of the deepest  dye.  Suddenly Bob remembered the moon  would soon be up, and the' thought  filled, him with terror, for he now understood what the wretch was waiting  tor. '���������.���������'...'  The moonlight would reveal the hiding boy.  Nerved by his great fear, Rob crept  cautiously away, expectiug lo be attacked at any moment. Inch by inch  and foot by foot he crawled away. It  Eeemed that he moved with the slowness of a snail, but he knew lhe nedl  of caution.  He crept every bit of the way back  to the fence, and, instead of climbing  over, he found a way.to get through.  He had changed his mind about running away that night. In fact, he had  postponed becoming a rcmorsolcss and  red-handed pirate.  He was relieved beyond measure  when he reached the shed, and he  shinned up the slanting board with  ogility. In at the window he softly  climbed, closing it behind him, and he  did not feel really and truly safe until  he was in bed with the clothes pulled  up over his head.  The following day Bob went out into the cornfield to see if he could end  the tracks of the man he had seen. Fie  waa walking down between the rows  -when-he���������suddenly^ came=face^to^fa������-a=  with���������a scarecrow!  He stopped and looked the tiling  over, feeling very foolish and insignlfl-'  cant, for he had riggsd it up himself  CHRISTMAS WISH.  1 wish that good old Santa  Would travel Uku ��������� show  Ami to hlrt tent of plAythlngl  For nothing let inu ro,  A rut take nluiti; my blocking*  To till in Inu^liiiiK tflce  Willi all tlie things lie fondly  1 Uinta on the ChrUtnift* tree  I'd fcc tho pasteboard camel  Wtnk tU Iho kangaroo;  I'd sett- tho chin;, wombat  And qtMgpi dmsc tho gnu|  I'd sec tho rubber ostrich  Serenely wink Ida eyp  To see the monkey cap'tur*  The peanut on the uy.  ..,.'.t.V-l'  Anil then I'd sec old Santa  With all Itjs book* ol rhynietl  .I'd grab lilm by. the whlakcra  And kiss him llfty tlmca  Anil on Ids buck go riding  lleucath tho fuiry dome  And with a lot ol plaything*  Go running gayly home.  Til then I think old Santa  Should up and go away  And in some other villag* ;  Put up his tent next day.  And then go on still farther.  And farther still and still  To let all lovely children  Their great big stockings OIL       ' "r~  'Twould then be always Chrlitma*, "'  All musical with Joy JT  And bending tree and turkey. _.t>  And hobby horso and toy, ". ;v  For while upon his travels ^  Old Santa'd scatter cheer;  He'd make a Christmas somewhere  Each day throughout the year.  ���������Woman's Home Companion.  WHO IS SANTA CLAUS?  rrndtticm   Aj>������wer*   WltU   a   Pretty  Story.  It is frequently asked, "Who Is Santa  Claus?"   Here is ti story about him that  lets light upon  his real character.     He  was bishop of Myrn and died about tha  year 320.     Among  his  parishioners  (so  runs one story) there lived a certain nobleman who had three daughters.    From  being rich he became so poor that thera  eeemed  to   him  no  means  of  obtaining  food for his daughters but by sacrificing-  them to a dishonorable life.    Over and  over  again  the  thought  came   into   his  mind to^ell them so, but shame and sorrow   held   him   dumb.     Meanwhile   tho  maidens  wept continually,  not  knowing  what to do and having no bread to eat,  and their father became more and mors  desperate.    When St.  Nicholas heard of  this, he thought it a shame that such u,  thine should happen in a Christian land.  Therefore one night  when  the  maidens  were asleep  and   their  father  alone sat  .watching and weeping he took, a handful  of gold and tyiug it up in a handkerchief  repaired to the nobleman's dwelling.    He  considered how be might bestow it without making himself known, and while ho  stood  irresolute  the moon coming  from i  behinda cloud showed him an open win- I  dow.  i '    POINTED PARAGRAPHS--^  Weeping willows should he paintetJ  tn tiers.  Tho plainer a woman la the moro  sho moralizes.  Continued choorfulness Is a. manifest  Eign of wisdom.  To becomo rich without labor la tho  Idea of most inon.  Judge a man by his address rather  than by his dross.  A man must feel girlish whon h?  makes his maiden speech.  - Creditors and poor relations always  call at the wrong time,.  It Is an easy matter for a man to re<  elst everything but temptation.  If any homely woman lives long enough she will become a pretty old ono.  A writer says the only gems that arc  a drug on the market are gems of  thought.     -    '  Many a man carries his total assets  on his shirt front in the guise of n  diamond pin.  Speech is sllvor and silence Is golden���������and thoro is more sllvor In circulation than gold.  Ths public trusts many a man with  an office "that his butcher wouldn't  trust with a pound of bacon.���������Chicago  News.   _..-  The river Jordan has Its origin in  one of tho   largest   springs   In   ths  world. ������������������  Howitzers aro   steel   breochloading  weapons weighing 2,500   pounds   and  having a length of six feet ton inches.  The shipyards of Great Britain, all  working together,  cound turn out a  big steamship overy day of the year.  Whatever the harm of sensational  literature, tt teaches    the people   to  read.  Despite tho defects of the American  press. It holds up a mirror of tho  whole world's affairs. The mirror  may not be tho right kind, but its tendency is to lead the people to self-  consciousness.  If you do not like vice and crlrao,  change the light. If you look Into a  mirror and see a dirty face, do you  wash" the face or the mirror?  I do not want a press which shows  ap tho virtues of humanity and not  the faults; but let us have more truth,  the whole truth and nothing but tho  truth.  THINGS CHINES!?; '  Many Chinese temples have wl.id-  fows made from mother-of-pearl, found  In oyster shells. Tho material Is  transparent and looks like opal glass,  Tho best quality of Chlnoso tea Is  'very expenslvo and so llttlo of It In  grown that thoro is never any of It to  export. Tho Chinaman knows good  ,toa and keeps it all for his own con-  sumption.  Tho Chinese think they occupy tlio  middle of tho earth, and that all other  nations are meroly dwelling on the  edges. Their most respectful term to  designate a foreigner Is "tho oceao  men."  Millions have been spent In civilized countries in futile efforts to pro-  serve grapos. The Chinese havo  known the secret for many centuries,  and millions more have been vainly  used In the effort to dras from them  the recipe.  In northern China hot-water peddlers go about with a whistling kettlo  ���������the whistle announcing that the wa- .  ter Is at a boiling point. When they  hear the whistle tho people run with  their teapots and buy enough hot wa������  ter for their day's tea.  A celebrated Chlneso dancing manner, Hung Foo-Choo, announces in a  Chinese paper that ho Is to hold a religious service, to which ho invites  everybody, In honor of the 1000th anniversary of the death of his aricestor,  who was the first of the family to  take up the profession.  A curious Industry ik some of tha'  provinces in China is tho mauufaeturo.  of mock money for offering to- tho  dead. The pieces are only; half tha  size ofJthe real coins, but tho dead are  supposed not to know the difference.  The dummy coins aro made out of tin,  hammered to tho thinness of paper,  and stamped out to the size" required.  BRAVEST HEARTS.  "None hut tfllots and lovers dollsut  la 'constant repetition of the sanio  thing."  A tiny imp of curious mien,  Arrayed In crimson slashed with green,  Came dancing o'er tho hill at morn,  To whero I wandered all forlorn.'  And though I   knew him���������know Mm  well, 1.a<  I laughed to hear each tiny bell.  That tinkled on his tussled cap,  And fondled him upon my lap.  Oh, folly wise! oh, folly sweet!  A thousand times to me repeat,  The message that she sends by yon;  A thousand times it will be new.  ���������Arthur Henry.  MAN OF ACTION.  GEMS OF THOUGHT  Deeds    are    greater    than    words.  Deeds have such a life, mute but undeniable, and grow as living trees and  So he threw in the gold, and it fell ! 'fruit trees do; they people the vacuity  at the feet of the father, who, when ha  found it,, returned tlinnks and presented  It to his eldest daughter as her wedding  portion. A.second, time St. Nicholas col-  ! lected a similnr sum, aud again he threw  of time, and make It green and  ; worthy. . Why should the oak prove  ��������� logically that it ought to grow, and  'will   grow?     Plant it, try   it;    what  it In by night. So a wedding portion wai j j?"8' of diligent judicious asslmila-  provided for the second daughter. But tl0������ and secretion it has, of progress  the curiosity ot the old nobleman was ! ancl resistance, of force to grow, will  now excited. He greatly desired to know i tnen declare themselves.���������Carlyle.  who it wns that came to his aid.    There-  I fore he determined to watch.    When th  j good saint came tor the third time and.  The longer we live and the more wo  think the higher value we learn    to  ���������   , put on the friendship and tenderness  prepared to throw in the third portion, he    of parents and of frlends.r-rDr. John-  was discovered, for the nobleman seized : soa# *"  I him by the skirt of his robe and flung '        ' .     .'  i himself at his feet, saying, "Ob, Nicholas, i     You  ttay  nnd two  wlty men,  ton  servant ot God,  why  seek  to hide thy- j ��������� clever- men,  and   twenty-foolish  men  ! self?1'   And lie kissml his feet and hands, j before you will find one prudent-or  But St. Nicholas made him promise that   thrifty man.���������Old Humphrey,  he would tell no man. I     About any  art,, think last of what  | pays, first of what pleases.    It is in  CHRISTMAS   IN  THE  SOUTH. ; that spirit only that art can be made.  ���������: :��������� ; ���������It. L. Stevenson.  How   the   D������y   Wa.   Celebrated   I.       One more good man on earth is bet-  oiaen Titnei. j teT thaa an ex^ra angei ln heaven. -  Sixty years ago skyrockets, Roman can- i     ,,       ..,,., *���������    '  dies  and  Chinese  firecrackers   were  un- j .  Man l thinks  he  knows,  but woman  known in the south.    The same may be! Knows better,  said ot the Christmas tree outside of the j     it  Is  not the wine  that  old   Episcopal   parishes.     And   still   tbe | man drunk, it is the man..  boys of those early days made a deal of j     nr,i��������� <���������>,o^;i���������n  ���������,.,���������+ jn ������      ..  pother by the burstins of bogs' bladders ! ,������l'i   ftk * th"  and the firing of shotguns at tbe break of . achievements of their ancestors.,  day.    The  morning egsnog  was seldom;     Floquence   is   a   painting   of   ths  omitted in their matutinal festivities. ; thought*.���������Pascal.  The old. time negroes, the happiest yeo- i     AH thlnss com0.to Wm who mak  manry of the world, were never refused , oth     Deor>ie wait  their traditional Christmas dram.    There , ������tner people WSUC'  were then no poorhouses, no charity hos- !     The average woman has a lot moro  makes a  pitals, and the benevolent machinery of  j these degenerate days was unknown because not needed.  Country quiltings were all tbe rage in  the rural district?, and when work was  finished the neighboring fiddler was  summoned.    After no little turning and  fntimatns than she has friends.  Women consider any brilliant man  good-iooklna;, and men consider any  good-looking woman brilliant.  Whenever a woman who is carrying  a fat    baby  meets    a man    leadins  BcFapTDlftheTBWWn^  atood up vis-a-vis in two  lines.    At tbe   Indignant at him.  when the corn was first planted. It  even wore an old h-���������t of his upon Its  head, and lhe bristling whiskers he  had seen the previous night proved to  be whisps of straw.  With one blow of his fist Boh  knocked it over.  But  he wns cured.  He sold the revolver, burned the pirate yarn, and remained at home.    ,  words "Set to your partners" tbey footed  j it quite nimbly through the mnzes of the  Virginia reel���������no stutoly minuet, no high-  falutin german, but a rollicking movement that Bbook the floor until, as Burns  puts It,  The roof ami rafters ������' did dlrl. |  Those   wore   halcyon   days   tbe   like  of  which Is not seen nowadays. j  AtWl.lna    tlia   llaclialor*.  "Why do you not tell tbe bachelors  how to chocie wives?" asked one of  them. a'U;r reading the professor's  advice to the girls on the question of  choosing husbands. This query . is  easily answered. In tlie first place, to  llabel the girls who would make the  best wives would be to give away stat������  secrets. Oae may laugh at the follies  and foibles of the sex, when, by pointing out the same, good may he dona;  but It wou.d be unpardonable to give  the man ln.tlde Information about tho  sisterhood oJ ������uch a srave character  as that requeited. A man contemplating marriage should he able to settle  the question i'or himself. One who  cannot dlstlngilsh the difference be-  twaen the false and the true should  remain a bachelor. Boys should not  m������rry.  Conning-.  Jimmle^���������But your stockin's have holes  in them.  Johnnie���������Sh! I'm jcoin' ter put a baaket  beneath'em.���������New York Journal.  Whon a woman tells a man he  ought to be ashamed of himself for  doing something, half of the time It  means that she would have been  ashamed of him if ho hadn't.     o  Natur������ never did betray the heart  that loved her.���������Wordsworth.  There are truth3 which are not for  all men, nor for ail times.���������Voltaire.  A day for toll, an hour for sport, but  for a friend a life is too short.���������Emerson-  .      Olil   En������l!*ri   Saylnjr.  As many mince pies as you taste at  Christmas so many happy months will  you have; ...  "Oh tho perfily of mankind,"  sighed the little Mies Dresden. "Here"  Mr. Tlmrnidy has iwnt mc a Valentino  with a verso hegin'.ilng, 'Oh, the eirth  has no treasures t.ao costly for thco,"  and when I took It to the store lo eco  what It cost they K-'.d me It was twenty, cents laM wsaaonj but marked down  to eleven." -    -... -  KHNC FOR CHRISTMAS OAT.  BREAKTA9T.  Orarig������s.  'Grape*.  '* Oatmeal, Cream.  . ''  BsketJ Applea.  Omelet.- Suwed potato**.       *  Old Faahlontd Hiumgn Ball*. '  Wheat Cakei   Qem*. ;  :.', CofT������e. :'jr_  DINNKR.  Blue Point] on ths Halt ShtlL  Cream of Tomato Soup.;  Celery.    RatiUhcs.    Olive*.  Boiled Cod, Lobater Sauce.  Kaln Potato Dalla.   Cucumber*.  Roait Turkey, 0/������tcr Sauce.  Cranberry Jeiljr.  Bwect Potato Croquette*.  : Peaa.    Boiled Onion*.  Roman Punch.  Rout Buck, .Vut Stuffing;.  OranKtt Salad.  .  Plum Puddln/, Brandy Sauo*.  Ices.   Cake*.   Jelly.  Cheese.   Wafers.  Coffee.  Bonbons.   Kniita.   Nuta.  SUPPER.  Loblter a la Hewhurg In Chafing Dlak.  Hayonnaiso of Celery.  Potato Croquette*.    Pickled Beet*.  Parker ilouso Roll*.  Vroxo Jelly, Whipped Cream.  Sponge Cake.  To.  ���������A '1-  -X  SEWING HINTS.  Always use double thread for gath-  , erlng.     ;"''''''.;....'  j     Always use as'.fine a    thread    and  1 needle as tho garment will allow.  When threading your needle make  ; tha knot on the end broken from tha  !. reel.'-    -  1 The rule for frilling is oho and ������  ' quarter the length of the edge to bo  j trlzaraed.  | In faelBg a sloare, turn It, and place'  ' the facias inside the sleeve before  ! sewinjr It on.  i    Otttiwr* should always be set on tha  ' right side, but never with a needle;  nee a large ������ln-  When cowing on a button place the  An ot oa the right aide of the cloth  directly under the button.  In sewing a eeam, put the stitches  elosely together, but lightly, Into tha  cloth, being careful not to pull tho  thread tight, aa this causes the seam  to pucker. '  Sunday consultations at the Pari*  hospitals were not well attended by  ths working classes, the worklngman  preferring to lose a day's work rather  than a few of his hours of Idleness oa  Suadajr.      - ��������� ���������  ���������-- ���������  BACHELOR'S    REFL ECTIONS,  No man loves his baby at first;  ho  has to get used to it like a   baseball  finger.  It always makes a girl mad to bo  Beared by a mouse when there aren't  any men around.  Any man can get any woman to  marry him if he only proposes to her  la enough different ways.'  It is generally easiest to kiss a woman right after you have begged her  to forgive you for something.'  After a man has argued a certain  time with a woman he ia either convinced or else ho is willing to admit  be is.    0  A man judges a woman's heart by  her face; a woman judges fa man's  face by his heart.  A woman who loves too much sometimes loses, but a woman, who loves  too.little never gains: anything worth  losing. ..  The women have got up a new story  now about a girl that was so sensitive that it made her seriously ill to  be kissed.  Every girl has an idea that   when  she Is telling a man she loves him he -  will see her whole soul looking at him 4  In her eyes. '���������'���������  -���������Whenever a woman sees a picture  In a book of a woman kneeling at a  man's feet she feels that she ought  to read it herself before she lets her  daughter.  As soon as a woman falls in love hei  complexion gets bettor.  If modesty was the fool-killer most  women would die of old age. .  There are probably, a lot of women  that will find hoaven awfully old-  Cashioned.  ���������: A minister doesn't have to know  the marriage ceremony by heart, for  If he forgets a' word the woman can  always prompt him.  The only thing which would punish  a woman worse than having to say  what she believed would be having to  Relieve what she said.  The main difference between a cat  and a woman Is that the cat has  whiskers.  Any man can go Into a room ful.of  woman and pick out tho one that  thinks she is "advanced."  A.s the women run things nowadays,  nobody but an Emperor can go in  good-society ^without ^having-; to-bo-a  hypocrite.  A woman's club is a placo where a  woman can go and learn all about  baby food, garbage and Rubinstein at  the same time.  Whenever you hear a woman tell  another sho is sorry sho read a certain book, you can inako up your  mind the other woman is going to  read it.'' ,.'  Many a hero to the world at larga  sees a "no-account" every time he  looks in the glass.  The man who talks business at  tome Is in danger of getting well-:  meant but risky advice.  No man can stand on top because he.  is put there.  Jealousy Is the flattery of love.  Husband and wife should never cease  to be jealous of each other.  In man's eyee disappointment in  love is but a pretence for seeking  tmusementa without love. :  80ME IFS  Tf papa didn't have to go to: work;.  If mamma always could.sit down and  '���������play;'";''  1f chocolate*   were used   Instead   ol  :   bread;"  If combs and sponges could be thrown  ���������way;  tt toy   itorM   alda't   have a   alngla  clerk;  Aad any child could ge la there enA  ������ur;' ���������  If we had   Saturdays   Ive   times a  - -'week;  tf Christmas came on    every    other1  day;  If grows folks loved to hear a lot ot  nelse,  $hla world would be quite   nice for,  . Uttle boy*.  .-��������� - - '  -:'-- ������&  John Desmond awoke at 3 In tho  morning and tossed about in his bed,  Within his a fierce struggle between  tho brniri and tho heart was in progress. He employed every scheme'that,  he was aware of to court or compel  sleep without success.  Suddenly the truth dawned upon  him, like a flood of soft warm light. He  was In love. The love of his lifo, compared with which all his p:i3t loves-}- montl replied,  were mere idle fancies. The btittlo  was over. John Desmond, thirty, lawyer, athlete, man of tho world,  was  conquered.'''  "���������'. ', . '  Being a man of action, Desmond no.;  sooner acknowledged' to himsolf that  he really was In love with Kato Evans-  ton than he resolved to marry hor at  tho earliest possible day.  Kato Evanston was soatod at the  piano in the drawing-room of Ilia.  Saulsbury's beautiful homo, whore she  was employed as companion yto tbs  lady of the house. Tho richjllght of a  middle May evening pcryaded tho  placo. ' j?  Her fingers wer softly bringing back  memories of "Ermlnle" and other Casino delights as her thoughts travehiJ  back over tho past.  After a time she arose from ine  piano and picking up a number of photographs of John Desmond's friends  that lay upon the tabic, seated herself  upon a sofa with her back to the door  and proceeded to contemplate each of  them.  > Desmond returning home early t.-.at  evening let himself Into his aunt's  house vcrjf quietly with his latchkey,  hoping to catch Kate at'the piano in  the middle of one of the sweet airs be  had grown of late to love.  .: Ho approached lhe great drawing  room doors and took a peep through  the crevlco which separated them. In  an instant his heart seemed to ceast  beating with almost electrical suddenness, for the sight which ;'.!s maddened  brain encountered rilled him with rago  and Jealousy.  With a heart of ice and lead he ,wa9_  about to turn- to leave tho house as  noiselessly as he had entered when the  sTnkins sun shot a ray. of light through  the room and revealed something  which made the blood " course faster  through his body than It had ever  coursed before. Then he turned away,  and, closing the door very softly behind him, descended the front' steps of  the house and passed down the street/.  Mrs. Salisbury and Miss Evanston  were at'their dessert that evening before John appeared. He had left word  in the morning that he might be detained until a late hour, and so they  had not waited dinner for him.  Mrs. Salisbury noticed that her nephew seemed to he laboring under considerable restraint and bluntly asked  him the cause; hut the good body's solicitude met only with evasion and she  presently gave up all attempts to draw  anything from him and retired early  to her room, leaving John and Kate together.  No sooner had Mrs. Saulsbury quitted the dining room! than Desmond  turned to Kate and said:  "Miss Evanston, I'm going to ask you  to "do me a favor."  ���������Kate- looked "at him-inquisitively. ������������������  "I want you," he continued, ''to accompany mo on a hit of a -shopping  tour, I've got a' peculiar mission to  execute and I want your help. Will  you do it?"  "To.be...sure.' I shall be most happy,  Mr. Desmond," Kate answered, "and  ifyou'U excuse me I'll be prepared in  a. very few minutes."  The streets were dark by the time  they left the house, for tho shopping  quarter of the town", and Kate took  Desmond's arm. They had walked for  a few moments In silence whon Desmond'said:  "I want to explain this errand to you  and no doubt you, too, will think it  peculiar. As a matter of fact, I'vo been  commissioned to arrange for the wedding of two very dear friends." '  "Two couples," Kate asked,, quietly.  "Why, no! only one couple; a man  and a woman," John answered,'somewhat puzzled at the question.  "And was Bhe a very.deaf friend?'*  the girl on his Jirm asked.  "Yes;, the dearest friend 1 ever had  among women; In fact, the only wo-  ���������aan I evei i-eally cared for."  In a moment John was half sorry,  half glad he had said this, for he felt  tae little hand of his companion withdraw uatll enly the tips of the Augers  rested upon hl������ arm. "That's a good  ���������Ign," he mused.  For a moment mothlng   was   said;  t*en Miss Evanston broke tho silence.  "And didn't she care for you?" she  asked..  "Yea," he replied. "She loved me  and she still loves me."  Presently Kate's curiosity got the  better of her Judgment and she asked:  "And the mas���������-you say he's a dear  friend, too?"  "Yes," replied Desmond, "the only  tne I ever trusted absolutely."  o-.i~.ATm aoes ne know mat you ioT������  tier ant", that she loves you?"  "'"He knows absolutely that I love her  and he Is mighty certain that sho loves  nie."  Kato was now thoroughly mystified,  "And which of thom asked you to ar-  ran go for the wedding?" sho asked.    ,  "Ho did," replied John curtly. ,  Kato could only suy: "Well, this  mission, as you term it, certainly Jj  Inexpllcublo." ''..������������������;  . "Oh. no, It Isn't," said John. "It  will all scorn quite simple .when tho  explanation comes, It any Is needed.  In fact.-I think it will explain itself.  Just you keep those eyea ot your open  and you'll see it all very shortly." ,  Prosently John touched his companion slightly on the arm and drew her  into the shop of the village Jeweler. ,  "Now, I want you to pick out tho  kind of a wedding ring you think tho  bride should get," he said.  When he had paid and pocketed tho  plain gold l*u������tl they resumed their  walk down the village street and stopped at the local ofilco ot a great metro-  polltandally and DesnionuV" leavls*  Kate at one side, went.iip to the desk  and wrote out a brief, notice and was  about leaving with her when tho advertising clerk called after lilm and  said that he had not told, him when he  Wished the notice Inserted.  "Why, to-morrow, of course," Des-  "Now, ; their,''..said John,, as they  turned into a side street, "we'll go and  make arrangements for the "parson to  tie the knot' and tlioh wo will have  finished our "mission."    ���������/.'.���������.)  They turned Into the gravel walk  leading to the Rev. John Barclay's  house and had just reached tho vine-  clad porch when Desmond stopped  suddenly, as if ho had but that moment thought of an Important thing  and, turning to Kate;; who" was standing close.to him, almost' whispered:  "I want to ask another favor of you,"  bending his face close to hers, "I want  you to let me kiss yon before wo go  in there.". And it was done, In a moment.  Before Kate could recover from the  perfect amazement Into which John's  action had thrown her,he had dexterously drawn her; arm through' his and,  lending her up the steps, had rung tho  door bell.  The. Rev. Mri'Barclay'answered the  metallic summons Iii person and gave  John a most cordial welcome, which  surprised Kate, for she had supposed  John an agnostic and didn't think that  ho numbered members of. the .clergy  among his. Intimates.  "Mr. Barclay/' began 'John, when  they had entered- thcYsnug- parlor,  where the good gentleman's wife wa9  seated doing some fancy "work,' "I've -  come over to-night to * arrange for n,  wedding and I want.you.to perform the  ceremony." ,  "When is It to come off?" asked the  clergyman, consulting-"������'���������' small'..: date  book which he drew, from' bis -.waistcoat  pocket.  "Immediately," said John.  The Rev. Mr. Barclay cast a quiet  glance at Kate.  "And who are the partiestto ;,bo married?" he asked.  John took Kate's hand ln^ his own  anil answered firmly: "This,lady, Miss  Kate Evariston, and mysolf."  Kate could not'belteve her ears. She  stared at John Inamhzement. 'He hastened to reassure her.  "Yc.u're excited, my dear Kate. Calm  yourself."  The whole truth ''had!comeVto her.  :The explanation of the,mysterious'errand was solved. She looked into  John',3 eyes and' read love unspeakable  nnd her. own answered ;in kind, ^he  went through ..the ceremony like one  in a dream and feared it was a dream  and hoped If It were she would never  awaken.  The:parson tied ths.knot and John  slipped the ring which Kate had selected upon her finger and 'then the  parson insisted upon;--his'oscillatory  perquisite, and then they started for  home, both supremely happy. All the  way back Kate clung'"' strongly to  John's arm. '���������������������������'���������<  ...Before they, had quitted, the .Barclay   garden Kate said to Desmond: "Why  did you want to kiss ine before we  went Into:the house?"  "I'll , tell . you," returned John,  promptly. "You see; Barclay nnd I  .were'classmates.'7'I know his propensities, and-I didn't'want to suffer tho  reflection in. after, years,, that lie liad  I kissed my wife first." -  I    When the happy couple'reached their  j home "Kate' said: ��������� ���������  j    "You are the most audacious man I  ��������� over met.    You  bought the ring and  ' even Inserted a notice of our marriage  before you asked me to .marry you.  Tell mo why you did not ask me first?  Kow did' you know I'd not refuse to  ' inirryyou and make "a scene In the  minister's house?"   " ''���������  And Desmond answered: "When a  man of action .sees a girl kissing his  picture he knows .that,,the, time for  action, not words, has come, and ho  carries.her off.to the parson."  .Kate.bhfihed furiously, and'-pressinff  her face against his shoulder, whispered ever so'low"V "I love an audaclono  nan."���������Chicago Dally. News.  :l.  Stomach to Fit.  During Sherman's '"March to tho  Bea" rations were often scarce. Ono  flay an officer found a soldier eating a  perBimmon, and said to hla, "Don't  eat that, it's not good for you." "I'm  tot eatin' it because it's good," he said,  'I'm trying to pucker up my stomach  bo as to fit tho ratlonB uncle Billy  Sherman's a-given us."  The Pug^-"Say, hut dat new feller  flon't do a thing hut put 'em,to sleep  luick."  The Mug���������"No wonder! He wuz a.  preacher before be took ito prize  Ightln'."  i A military ball���������A cannon hall.  1 A LOVE STORY  ^vo u������d the summer both were >ouU(;  fcnd eo wore ������������Vn^    t /wimat:  v������hen under, leafy H������U^S���������L*   r   ���������  }   Her hammock In" the'shade;   -  iffhe birds In happiness above  With lyrics filled the nlr,     _  And- here was Edon. Uoro was love,  And here my bweethoart fair.  Vhought I, no need of winning ���������*������  I To set her heart asllr;  I Ullrnt, I'll let tho po���������>t birds  ) Sing of my lovo to her.  (���������Dumb for an hour I sat   and thl������  |    Is just what happened thei.���������  IS turned and stole a timid kiss,  Another, nnd 'again.  What CM she do? Oh. nothing mucS  :    Kxcert to laugh and say  f'Twas strange that men make love in  sttch  II a. very frlchtenod way,  ���������JViid think what klfscs I had lost  \   In ono hour, more or less;  K"t when 1 counted up ihelr coat  Che paid it with her eyes.  .���������The Delineator,  ~   A GAME OF CHAFF,   I  The great house loomed darkly before the young, man who paused for   a  i moment: at the Iron gates.   Then   he  stepped forward'brlbkly and   passing  '-around the mansion i.ing, the bejl at  lithe side door.   It was almost immediately answered by a young woman who  J put her finger to her lips as she usher*  Vcd him In.   ��������� -  ��������� "Please bo very careful," she ��������� said.  [' "The family is bo fussy. Come ��������� this  ,������ 5vay."  if     Shetook him Into'annpartment that  i,. might have been the breakfast   room  | nnd motioned him towards a chair.  h*    "Can't I shake hands with you?" ho  ; asked.      'It seems like quite an ago  [ since we parted." -     -" ���������    -     ���������,  ";Thank you," slleisaid; and gave him  tier hand.   "It was just two weeks aso  .. to-day���������it that can be consideied   an  I* ago."  "Thank you   for remembering   tli>  t flay," he giavcly said.  ' "I will admit," said the girl with r.  Ilttlo blush, "that it was quite an episode in my life.   I'd never' had 'sue!?  ttn:opportunlty before."       - ..        .  '"No?" he said with'a slightly'rising  Inflection. He looked at her with a  ���������curious expression.   She was a pretty  girl, a very pretty girl, and though her  air was smoothed'into plainness and  surmounted,"by'a-simple little white  jcap, its beauty end luster seemed'  -brightened by this attempt at conceal-  Hng them." "Her-gown'wUssplaln.'-'too,  and. over. It-She .wore a fresh. ���������whito  apron.  "Yes," sho said   and her   inflection  \iooks the 'opposite1 direction. -"And she  In turn looked at him.   Ho was a man  ��������� worth .looking at. <:Well knit, well featured "and'.well spoken>- "Some^'men,"  ^he"" shortly added, * "arer easily , de-  -celved."  - "Some deceptions are preferable to  toe truth," he said. "But pray go on���������  you have something to tell me."  'Yes," said the girl. "No doubt you  have guessed it. You saw me at the  seaside resort for those few days. >Tho  glamour of, the place'dazed you.? You  took appearances for realities." ,  "They���������wer.e such.charming appear-^  .ances," hejsoftly said. -   ;   "-  * ~  "Please/don't' interrupt,"-she' cried  with another little blush... "You saw  me with^Miss Ainslle's -aunt. Yoj  took mo for Miss Ainslic���������and I let you  deceive yourself.., I;,was. only, the. dear  old lady's companion.' I am only Miss  'Ainslle's companion. _ ,-One moment  (Miss Alrislle showed rue your note ask-~  <ng the privilege of calling. She suspected'that r"knew-what'lt'meant:- *I  confessed.-,. ;I told-her the.^hole story  ������������������how I let you think me a great heiress and how I-led you on. She advised  <ne to write and,teir.youto call -'*'  "At the side/idoor,"saldUhe'man. '  "Of course 'at'the sido^dbor," "ex-  'claimed the girl. . "I couldn't ask you  here on the footing of. the family  guests. I wouldn't have asked you  here at all, .but Miss Alnslie counseled  it She said it wis my duty to unde-'  ceive you. That is all, I think. Good  night."  . She stood* up. as she, spoke the Hast  words and moved toward, the    .door  (But the"mandid not stir. -  "The evening is young yet," he said,  ���������"and- 8horti_C9.Us_dl8agree_with _me._  Pray, sit down.   I, too, came here this  .evening to make confession.- ��������� I was  not the only one-deceived.".  "What do you mean?" she asked aa  '���������he resumed, her-chair.- --  "I mean," he replied; "that I :,reprc-  eented myself to you hfwhat'you must  have regarded as a lather -favorable  light."  ;,-.'<;  - "I think,,'e'hetsaW7"'"t1wit.'you,rgavo  me the impression that you were a pep  son of some prominence.'  -"  ^ There was a little silence.  ,    "I fancy there must be something In  _ the air of the average resort that en-  _" courages these fanciful decept'ons," he  . ������aid.   "We seem -to~ Jong to be "some-  ��������� thing other than what we really are  - ��������� 'And yet 1 am very   glad] to-night   to  -,- {know the truin.' -a_  >X""Vj        '-      .,  "May I ask^why?"tsa!d,-the girl.,"..  .- ' "1 was aboutV-to^tell'Syou." he^.ro  ; plied.   "You  see. .that as the  petted  ". heiress, Gi-aco Ahidie.-.yon seemed.as  . tfar above me as a itar. -I was mad'to  ,write to you to-day.   But now It's different. You are nearer my social level.  ���������V fl do not have to storm the bastion ot  . wealth to reach you."      -.   -    ... ..., ,  '-     "That's rather pretty," said the girl  ('And you .are not disappointed ?"-  " "No," said the man, ''I am glad."  _. ,f'Glad that lam a dependent instead  of an heiress?"  .'   "Glad for~my own sake, yes.     And  tov may I ask'your name?",        '  "M-my name?" stammered tho girl  ."Why should I tell you?"  ���������   "Do as-you please about it." said  the man.   "It will he easy to give yov  .' another.''' '* "'    " l    '"'���������"     '   '  ��������� "And-may;. 1. ask, what yours , 13?''  queried tho girl demurely.  "A tru'ee-to names," he said.   "Thoy)  count for nothing.to-night."  "And'yet I'm foolishly particular rc������  carding them'," she said, with a smPc.  "You aTe thinking of the jov ilil"i  ���������hange,"' he thoughtfully remarked.  "1 don't-.blame' you for being ,a .little  fastidious. It does you credit. ,. .Yo-i  wouldn't fancy a' name like Ildopcn-  looper, would you?" ,.  "No," she gravely nnswered. "1  wouldn't like7 any nnme that ran over  the������dge;of'aoalllng-card."T. ,_  "But, after all," ho cried. "It is tho  ������nap; not tho name-."  .  ���������nrhen,H.ahe Raid, "you learo me to  Jnter that your name la aa atrocious  ono," '���������������������������>'  "My name la well enough," he said.  "But lot it go. There are other thing*  to hold our attention. In tho first,  place, how do wo stand socially���������and  tlnanclnlly? Walt, please. 1 am about  to tell you something concerning my  "Not lhe story ct your llto!"  "Not exactly.   But piny do not Interrupt.       I nm thirty-one;   In    good  health, r.o serious habits, fairly good-  looking, measurably . ambitious    and  Rome,Uiins of a favorite where   I   am  bostiknown.       I have a comfortable  situation in connection with a'down  town olliee, and thoro in d'noal littlo  Bum lylns to my credit In, a cortatn  bank, -I think I might even'.compasa  Uie ct,st of a modern cottage,"  \."That's nice."'she'said. ' "I have a  Htle balance/on a. bank book mysilf."  't'That's nice, too,"    bald the    man.  Do you think it would coverr the C03t  ot -tho furniture?"  <i"If carefully Invested," said the girl,  "1< think It would."  "I'm glad 'of that," the man com-  tnented. "I never believe In adoptlr ;  the Installment plan where you ban  raise the cash.' And now be equally  frank and tell me about yourself."  '"No," said the girl,'"I'm too much  prejudiced in favor ot the subject  Let's hear your opinion."    -<-'  "All right," said the man; "but, ol  course,: I'm prejudiced, too. At the  came time it is a good thing to air  one's i prejudices.^occasionally; It our  'prejudices do not agree pray correct  me from tliho'to time. To begin with',  you are beautiful. , Then you are fairly  intelligent You haveya nlmblo-wit,  but you have been somewhat spoiled.  Kh, you don't like that? Nevertheless,  it Is quite evident that your employers  have, been too Indulgent. ..^,Oh, ye3,  they have. And yet one who' really���������  udraiied you. could, overlook this���������  chal] I say painful���������defect���������In'''time."  "Is that all?"  "All I could 'dilate on your attractions until the gray fingers of the dawa  beckoned me away!"  ,   "How' nicely you express yourself.  I had. only to shut ray eyes to hear tho  surf beat on the'1 shore and the   baud  : eoftly thrumming on the hotel piazza."  "What a lovely time we had���������while  tt.lasted.   How those golden momenlB  )scuttled   through   ^pleasure's     hourglass!"  "There you-go again.   But-wo   did  have a lovely    time deceiving    each  ��������� other, didn't we?"*  "It was our foolish vanity that did  the deceiving���������our hearts were as  tiue as steel."  "Steel is very hard, Mr. Thingamy."  > ."Mine.is ductile steel. Miss What3-  rournattie. 'Tls a heart of'wax when  thou art near. Aud your face Is , tho  only impression it hears."  "But, ah. if your heart warmed up  unduly that-impression-would soon he  obliterated."  "No, no, It Is Indelible... Ah, if I only  fenew your name    how' delightful ",',lf  .would be, to1 make love to you."      ' J ,  ' Tfib girl made, a quick gesture jot dig-  'tent -' ������      ; r i -'  ;        ':.,"','-  "You would   take   altogether    too  An Anelent Ooremony.  The London Times' contains th,e following account,of an interesting ceremony:���������For the third time in a period  extending over 327 years the Courts ol  Brotherhood mid f.iueBtlin:; ot the Cinque  l'orls assembled recently at Dover, the  premier Ciinjue Port.    The proceeding*  were  of a quaint, old-world character,  n"d   were  witnessed   by   a   very   large  gathering.   At-half-iinst. 10 the roll was  (.���������ailed,   nnd   it   wns   found   that   there  were    deputies    piesent    fiom   lhe  llvii  iioi ts   of   Dover,     Sandwich,   Hastings,  komncy   nnd   IlytliP,   the   two   unut-nl.  towns of Kyc and Winelielsca, and their  limbs,  namely, Deal,  Rnmsgiitc, leaver-  sham,   Folkestone,   "Margate,   l-O'dil   and  I'euteiden.    Kadi  town was represented  by the. Mayor in tho robes of a Baron  of the Cinque Ports, ns worn by them ������t  the coronation, ami also by several Al-  dcrnieu and Councillors in their robed.  These  Courts; were    founded    over    a  thousand  years  ago, and  there, is evidence that in the year 1108 matters oi  national intcicst    to the Cinque Poita  were dealt with by them.   The Speaker  of the.Ports this year was Mr, Stafford  Charles,   Mayor  of  New   llomncy,   and  ho  appointed  as   his   chaplain   Canon  Page  Roberts,   clmulain .to   the    Lord  Mayor.    The Court.was formed in the  ancient MaUon Dicu llall.   The Court  occupied three nicies of a square, and a  ������laco was allotted to Major-Oeneral Sir  cslia Hundle, commanding   the   southeastern district, the youngest Baron oi  the,'Cinque Ports, who' received his freedom on the previous day.   Behind   each  Mayor  wa8  his mace-bearer,  many  oi  these    being gorgeously   attired.    Tlie  deputies  having  taken   the  oath  to  bo  true Rnd faithful to tho Sovereign and  to maintain the liberties and customs oi  tho Cinque Ports, Sir Wollaston Knoek-  er, C.B., solicitor, to :thc Ports, read I ho  decrees, from  the>Black  Book   of   Ilia  Cinque Ports made on August 13 in the  13th year of Queen Elizabeth. According  to the Black Book these decrees are to  he lead at each gathering of the Couits,  and are  a copy  of  those made  in  the  third vear of the leign of King Richard  the  Third,    The  Speaker  of  the  Ports  proposed a resolution of congratulation  to their Majesties on-their coronation,  in  the  course :������������������ of  which i reference was  made to the position of the Ports as in  all probability the most ancient recognized-corporate body  still  in  existence  within^the' realm, and to their services  in former' times in  providing warships  for the protection and  preservation oi  the   country.    The  Mayor  of   Hastings  seconded the address, which was unanimously carried. "The delegates were afterwards entertained at luncheon in the  municipal buildings.  "XOU   WOU1U     ura.u     u.w���������   much time," she said., "I shudder to  think of your, verbosity'If you had a  three syllable name to encourage your  efforts. Besides, you must remember  that this is my night in."  "Your night in?"  "Yes, it's-my night to have company  and to receive it���������or him���������in this particular apartment. All the other help  go out in-order to leave,the lucky %ono  a. clear field. My chance doesn't come  again for ten days. But that' will not  excuse me for overdoing the present  opportunity. You leally must go. . I  fancy I hear footsteps now.   Hush!'*  The footsteps* came - down ;.the. hall.  They paused and the door opened. ' An  elderly man with-a heavy white mustache looked in.     ... ,     *    .  "Oh, there you are^Gracej" he cried  Excuse me. I didn't Jknow" you "had  company.������ Bless my soul if it isn't  Warren Hayes! How are you, my boy?  I didn't know Grace knew you. Helping  ber ,wlth private ������������������ theatricals, I see.  Don't let her w,ork you too hard. There,  there, I won't interrupt any longer.  Glad to" see you at any time, my hoy."  "I'll drop In on you at the office in  the morning," said Warren Hayes. "I  have a little Important business I want  fo seei you about"   -  "All right,' my boy. Any time aftes  -.10.   Good night",  "Goodnight" '  ..     r  - ^There was a.little silence.'- The man  looked at tho girl. The girl looked at  the floor.  -���������yI-'was..8llehtlyladmlringLthe _wajf  your   father says   Grace," remarked  Warren Hayes.  ' "Come," said the girl sharply, "what  - fa that special business you have with  papa tomorrow morning?"      .,-,<.;  ,"And here I've*been^openly. credit*  /ng you with" unusual cleverness," said  Warren Hayes, with a despairing gesture. .j.'VYet-1 fancy you half suspect  The fact is, Miss Grace Alnalie,- alias  iThingamy, that when a young woman  admits her devoted admirer through  tho side door it is about time for papa's  consent to be'asked."  "You aro a rude and hasty man,"  <aid the girl. "And I suppose you "are  Jijst cpnceited-<enough- to -fancy that  you" will'succeed with'the .father as  well as���������I mean that you nope to succeed _w,lth the daughter as well as you  think you'll' succeed 'with the father."  "��������� "Exactly-," said Warren Hayes.  The girl looked at him with a Ilttlo  ecowl: ���������   o '��������� v  "Well," she said, "you'll not get in  ihe 'side door-agaln."} '  -' '"Oh,r the"front door will do."' said;  iSfarren Hayes.  "  "And'then tho girl softly laughed.  In Rattlesnake Hollow.  ', Our esteemed fellow-citizen, J. Upham,  , who is1 over on the lookout for any new  invention that aiay add to the attractiveness and comfort of his cafe, rccent-  'liy purchased a cash register, saye Tha  Kattlesnalce ���������'. Hollow Gazette.  The first to see this innovation after  its installation at the Redeye was Alkali  Ike, one of Rattlesnake Hollow's most  highly esteemed residents.  ;:.-When the bartender demonstrated the  wonders of the new machine Alkali was  greatly impressed.  "You sure ought go down and look it  over," he said to Tanglefoot Tom that  6ame afternoon.     "It's great."  "Is it hard to work ?" asked Tom.  "What kind of a game is it 1" j .. '  -"Dead easy," said Ike. ' "Tt's got a  bunch of numbered plugs on it and all  yer got ter do's just tap one. For  example, if yer strike the one maiked  25 the bell jingles and the drawer pops  out with the two bits change all ready  fer yer."  "Gee 1"  i"itsws^|  - "But that' ain't all by a durn sight!  There's a long jraper roll up ter ono side  that adds up all yer puncU exact to the  cent."  "What  y'say!"   exclaimed  Tom.    I'm  strong for that game all right."  And off he started" for the Redeye.  "Where's this here new-fangled oaA  game everybody's talkin' about" t" Tom  asked of the bartender.  "Oaeh register ? In th* corner yonder."  "Where do I stand ? Ca������ I stand  herel"  "Sure," said the bartender, with a  laugh. "Guess we can trust you that  far off. Tangle."  ���������?AU right;���������Here goes,"-said Tangle,  foot, drawing his six-shooters.  "What^-in,  "   but   the   barkeeper  just  had  time  to  throw  up hiB hands  and duck.  Bmg 1 went Tom's gun.  Ting I  rang the hell on the cash register.  Then came in rapid succession : Bang,  ting ! bang ! ting ! bang ! ting I  People, attracted by the noise, came  running from all directions and crowded  to  the.. window s.  At last came the lull after the storm.  The  bartender  raised  his  head  - and  .peeped, out: cautiously.  Tom, apparenth' bearing maliee toward none, was leaning calmly against  the bar, with the revolvers still smoking  in his hands.      x' ' ~ '   ''.  "How was that last'shot ?" he-asked,  perplexedly. "The bell rang, and I'd  be willin' t' take my oath 1 plugged  that 50-ccnt button, but the drawer  didn't open. Do I get it, or,-don't I !  I What's the sebfin' machine say 1 'It's  |ja 'sure enough good game, all right,  whatever-it. says."  VELVET   CEAN  PLANT.  *h������ New Forme   rli������nt mill   IIow   Ileal  to   l>l'..tt    11,  -  As many of your readers tirolargoty  fntisresua i..-. -ea-JOj iu growing uis  UiiU ionise i'.u...--.:.c r'-urlda velvet  bean���������and 1 luuc n;������i, .* tv-un expei'tenct  in the culture, 1 want to give thorn somo  points that will'bo o������ ureal vuluo 10  them.  When It Is possible it 1h alwnys bet*  tor to give tho growing vino uupuurt  to keep pods off the, ground, thiw lai paly increasing ti'uUnge.    To do thin it  is a good Idea to mix corn with yimr  bean seed, and tho vluo will cling to  the stalk, giving it the auw.ssary support.   A full,well developed crop will  give you from twenty-live to fifty bushels to the acre.   Tho green forage is  eaten ravenously by all stock on your  farm, but I would not continue stock  on It steadily for more than a week or  eo at a time, owing to Its fifty-four per  cent of nitrogen.   A few days off to  other. feed occasionally would be advisable.   Should you want to sacrifice  your bean crop you can cut the vino  up at. any stage ot growth, and cure  it as hay.   All farm stock will eat lvi  greedily;   or,  what would -be,   better,  plant, a field ..later which you could  use as a green forage for" a time, and  finally cut and cure It as a dry fodder.  A  good-average acre will  yield you  nearly four tons.  When the bean is ripe in the fan,  pick it, but be very careful to place  pods in an airy, drying-place���������a scaffold is best���������for fear ot heat and  mould. Most all your stock will eat  the hullB and all, but it Is better to  have them ground with hulls and feed  equal part of bran ahorts. This is excellent feed for :new milch -cows,1 increasing the flow;' off 'milk' largely.  After picking your beans in the fall  you .will most likely want to turn your  leaf and vine under for fertilizer.   You  will .find vino exceedingly  tough  and  leathery.and exceedlngy hard to shell,  and they can only .be shelled at all excepting when pods ���������are crisp dry from  exposure to sun, aud even then they  often shell, hard.   If you, want to practice economy and use your muscle freely, you"'.can.shell them fairly well by  placing pods in  a bag and pounding  then'air your might with a bludgeon.  In this way a good strong   man will  pound out six or eight bushels in a day.  With  us we have passed  that stagt,  and found a, better ;way."\- We ,have a  shelter���������a' -Uwo.men :.;machlne���������made  specially for the business,1-that1 is capable; of .turning out from five to eight  burhels an : hour,  the. bean    coming  .through sixty-nine to ninety-eight per  cent, commercially clean."  This' li a  labor saver to us, and one we appreciate, as many of us have, as we do,  from ten to eighty acres of plants to,  eell. -,-<  That the Florida velvet bean is the  coming forage and fertilizing crop ot  the country! there can-he no question,  and as a fertilizer and an uphullder ot  overworked land there Is nothing that  begina to equal It. It has grown steadily In' popular favor here, and men  who commenced to grow'it in a small  way are now growing fifty to eighty  aeres. It is certainly the finest all-  around forage, feed, fertilizer, and  shade for the sun-parched soil that  can be placed upon the farm. With ua  it has beem on trial for several years,  but it Is having a broader test tho  coming season, as I have sent it on orders to all the States of our Union, to  Honolulu, 'Canada, the nineteen Central and South American- republics,  -Austria, England, Irelan'd, Scotland,  Prance, 'Germany, Italy, Egypt and to  tar away China and Japan.  THE BUFF COCHIN  SL ropnlsr Bird Tlmt X:������a Several Exceb  ' lent Quiilltlea  The four varieties of   Cochins   aro  (.very popular with brcedors. Thoy are  r.<cond: to lhe Brahmas in tho in������atj  Sneoda, welshing Init n ���������pound Ughtor  ���������than tho Light Brahma. Old and ox-  jpcrlcncud breeders of Cochins aro pronounced In pralso of their qualities as  t>rbnt:vble fowls. They nru hardy, good  winter layers of rich, brown, medium  r-lzeil I'gffs and fairly gnnd tabln fowls.  M'lio chicks grow well und develop rnp-  tdiy under proper care  ��������� Tilie buff v:\riety Is the most renerat-  Jy bred. Their color tone olTcrs un  n: traction to fanciers tlusit la hard to  rlb 1st   Both malo and female aro of a  ��������� MlilMuiinicr VD'rcnipif?''. in. HoYfc.*.*' TTat  Here are the "Sunshade," the' "Tin  Bonnet," the "Garden Hat," the "Stanley," the "Sponger," the "Izack Wal-  'ton.V'and.all the other correct things in  equine headgear. " '   4       '  The Summer girl Is not-rthe only  freature agitated about-her'Summer  millinery. The draught horse is con-,  cerned about" his, and" often it is a  toss up as to whose is the most weird.  Pull Feathered Buff Cochin Cocfe.  fflch, deep, clear buff, uniform In shade  throughout, -except   the   tall, which,  should  oe a deeper buff or copperish  bronze:  under color! same as surface  color, but of lighter ehndonnd should  extend to the skin.   In breeding select  females as near as possible to the de-  Bire'd shade of huff, aa free from dark  or white In wing and tall and of as  even a color as-can bo.   To such fe-  niaJes mate a cock of deeped shade,  With some little lilack.'lh wing and tall  'of deep buff of., it "coppery lustre.   Th1a  : mating will ."produce-''good" results in  , cockerels and pullets.   Tho heavy log  nnd foot  C&theiing, so characteristic  of: the breed, ohould ' h';.ve    constant  care and attention,-   While the feathering should be nflmiitlant all semblance  ito vulture hock, or rtiff   feathering,  ffhould be avoided.���������Farmers' Bulletin  ���������No. :B1,' Agricultural Department.  Money In Capnnt, - <  Tfoey who wish, to make money In  poultry should turn their attention to  canonizing. Any one with steady  toerves and fair eyesight can do the������  twork; and It Is very remunerative.; Be������  gin 'by. getting a book of instruotlona  and a set of tools; then, after becoming acquainted with the directions,  practice on dead chickens until you are  expert. Learn lo be quick and thorough. -Chickens should be kept on  (Short rations one whole day before the  operation. It may be performed at any  lime after the chickens are old enough,'  eo that one may-distinguish betw������ea-  pullets aa'J cockerels, n does no8  make much difference as to ths season,  but I think fall le preferable. When  you have learned'to do the work well,  5'ou will find that you can make considerable by doing it for your neighbor, especially wien they see how  ���������muich more you get for capons than  ,they can get for fowls that have noil  Jboen (Kvponized. One usually charges  ten ^cen'te per fowl tor canonizing.���������*  J3mma Clearwater, in Housekeeper.  POULTRY SCRAP BOOK.  "Proper and due proportions of euro  In the management of poultry Is worth  whole pints of-'uiedlclnu."^"  "Care means a naturally warm house  In whiter and plenty of shade la summer."  "It also includes propor exercise,  clcau water, grit, charcoal and a eon-  Etuiil wurfnro waged winter and summer agnlUBt vermin, principally lice."  "Medicine should only bo needed In  Isolated cuacs. When n whole Hock !a  gU k or out ot condition something it  I radically wrong."  "Sick fowls should Immediately bo  but In a placo out ot sight and hearing  ot the rest ot the Hock, and they ulona  be given drugs.  "There is no sonse and ofton much  barm in drugging n whole flock to euro  a few sick Individuals."  "Medicine should never be given In  twatcr which 1b contained In metalic  ycssels."  ' "Warm mash in tho morning, eo  much as will be eaten up clean and  greedily in five minutes, wheat outs  and buckwheat burled deeply in H.ttor  for all day exercise, and parched whole  corn In moderate quantities just betbro  going to roost, for lots ot eggs."  "Green  bone cutters, clover cutters  and mills to crush oyster shells are Indispensable    to up-to-date    profitable  .poultry keeping."  "You can buy your clover cut and  your grit and oyster shells crushed.  But green hone should be cut at home  the fresher the better."  "It seems;Impossible that any one  ehould feed tainted green bones to his  poultry. He had better not feed any ot  all."  "-"* '        VOti Safe Ground.  "Did your husband ever make fun of  your love letters?".  "Yes; but'not until" after we were  married."        -   -   ���������  Katie the Sinner.  "Why, Jacky, open the door and let  ttatle in. Don't you see it's raining?"  Cried Jacky's mother.-., ,        .;_  "I can't, mamma," said JackyT "WK  fire playlag Noah's ark;-I'm"Koah and  fCatlo Is the sinners, and she must, stay  out'ln tfie wet"   Yonkera" Statesman.  A Man of Meant.  f am a man ot means, possessing'  God's richest gift,' earth's rarest bless  ing���������    -  .*     ' ,   ,  .  Content to call hut little tclnc:  'Some friends;*   a   conscience   lightl)  laden;  (With you to fondly kiss me, maiden;  And for each day ajug of win el  *-From   unpublished    Goethe    manu-  " sci'lut   by ' George   Seibol   in   tha ]  ��������� Critic. !-- J  Humor of the Hour.  The eviUi of intemperance    are    well  known.     The   momentous   question   is:  Will the referendum?  iWild; fiighte of fancy and striking originality are displayed in the headgear  ,of the horse of',the wholesale district  'As for the beast whose pampered" cousin reigned at the Horse Show, he cares  not whether he wears a bit of wire  with a cloth stretched over it, a spongo,  or a Move of a thing In tulle and leghorn," just so he Is protected from  the scorching sun.  Schoolmaster���������Now, let us have "Little Drops of "Water" again, and ^ do,  please, put a little spirit into it.���������Glasgow Evening Times.  .9  A Highland woman, selling a hen to  her neighbor, was asked :���������  "Is she a good hen, and has she any  faults !"  Reply :���������"Ay, Margaret, she has got  ae fau't. She lays a hit egg on the  Lord's Day I"���������Scottish paper.  . '  o^   , Servant���������There's a gentleman at the  door who says he knew you when you  were a boy.  Master���������Tell him he was very kind to  call. Should I ever happen to be a boy  again III let him know I���������Boston Traa-  script  Gnpfll In CUIcTka.  Gapes in chicks is a disease which  has existed on farms for centuries, and  the annual loss of chicks from such  cause is 'large.-- It- seems to prevail  mostly on old farms upon which fowls  have ranged for years. Experiments  : made demonstrate that when Chicks  Are kept on.clean board floors and frequently on clean new locations they  escape the difficulty. The Kentucky  experiment station, after numerous experiments and comparisons, found that  earthworms caused gapes in ' chicks,  but .whether there; is any connection  ���������between; earthworms and gapeworana  Js; unknown. The soil and' conditions  favorable to the earthworm are the'  stme for the gapeworm. On light,  candy soils, where but f������w: cnrtti-  worms are found, the chicks are seldom  atUolted by gapee.  Here arc some tid-bits of unintentional  humor from the advertising columns of  the daily press :���������    ,"  Wanted���������Experienced nurse for bottled baby.  Wanted���������An organist, and a boy to  blow the same. -���������  Lost���������A valuable cane by a gentleman  with a gold head, little used.  Wanted���������A hoy to he partly outside  and.partly behind the counter.  Annual sale now going on. Don't go  elsewhere to be cheated���������come in here.  Lost���������Near High Gate archway, aa  umbrella belonging to a gentleman with  a bent rib,  "What in earth are you doing in hero,  Tommy?" asked his mother, peering into  the darkness of the henhouse, whence  "had_been-coming- for -five- minutes -or  more a series of dismal squawklnga, accompanied by a loud flapping of wings.  "I am trying," said Tommy, who  seemed to* be doing something with a  knotted rope, "to fix this rooster so hit  alarm won't go off before 7 o'clock tomorrow morning."���������Chicago. Tribune.  You  Pay���������  You  Ch0066.  There is  no case of  /Rheumatism    that  tho   Great  South  - American  Rheumatic Cure  will not  conquer in  a few day.  ���������acute : o:  chronic,  muscular  or nervous.  It gives al -  ,                           . most instant relief and at once begins  to drive.out the disease, root  and branch, curing in one to  three days.   George    England,    a    ship  builder of Chatham, writes:  '.' IWaslaid iip for six months wiili  rheumatism. I procured u bottle of  SOUTH AMERICAN  RHEUMATIC CURE.  In twenty-four honra I wai well nnd  have not been troubled witb rlicu-  matium since."   Soatfe AmDricaa Kidney Care  .speedily   and   thoroughly  re-  ,-lieves   and   cures- the   worst  Kidney and Bladder diseases.  Relief in a few hours. "  "If It.:would cost him twcnty-flX  cents a pound to burn or bury tainted  meat-and green bones it would still bo  cheaper then feeding It to his fowls."  "Tho farmer that buys a green bono  cutter had best flrst buy a'clover cutter  Clover he usually has In abundance the  year round and what he will feed hie  Uene will never be missed,"  "But without the cutter there are a  great many chances the fowlB will either not get any at all or waste moie than  ' they eat,"  "Buy your stock fiom a live poultry-  man. Be slow in making crosses unless  you Know what you a: e after. But nevei  use a male for breeding that Is n cross,''  "pon't think that pure bred chickens  peed to bo crossed In any way to makt  them better. If you are not satisfied  with the kind .you have or the number  of eggs they lay, dispose ot them and  get some other standard variety."  "Whatever else you do don't think  that you can improve any kind of t,  etr.ridard variety by crossing. Or If yot  like the kind you have but arc getting  "tineasy-or a sort of- feeling that you  ought'to do something, kill off all the  malce and buy new. blood of the :sam������  yarlety."  /'There Is much to learn by close ob.  eervation of the birds in the breeding  pens. Do not be in;a hurry at this tim������  to dispose of all your old hens."  "Find out the best layers,*" the best  all round and desirable hens and hold  on to them   for   breeders year    after  year."  "There 1b money and much profit: ia  holding on to this kind of an old hen."  "There are mongrel hens that lay at  tnany eggs as the most proline Leghorf  but tiey can not be depended on U  transmit tho tendency to their progeny,  This is where the mongrel fails,"  HERE AND THERE  The light of tho body 13 the eyeV'i  In 1816 It cost 25 cents to send it  tingle sheet by mail a distance of 403  miles. To-day a letter fcontainlu;:  F'"-eral sheets may j-o a3 many thoa������:  BiiiiU miles for two cents.  Nearly 100,000 pounds of snails a'A>  sold dniiy In the Paris markets, to bo  eaten by dwellera in that city. They  nro carefully reared ter the purpow lu-  extensive snail gardc.-.w In tho provinces, r.nd fed on aror.-.atlc herbs !���������*-  make their flavor fiiifr.  'A publishing house In St. Paul has1--  leased a club bulldlus tor its ������0 crn~-  ployes. Tho dues aro 10 cents a month;,  untitling a member to all the prlvll~-  oges of the club. Refreshments are>-  furnished at cost, and storage foe  bicycles Is provided.  The largest grape-growing region lit,  the world is not tho champagne dis-.  trlct of France nor the sunny valley,.,  of southern California, for westertfc  New York owns the title by virtue oC-  fifty thousand acroa now given. ove:t-  to gi'avc culture.  A Chicago scientist predicts that"  the'method ot living will be so im-;-  proved during th* twentieth centuryjr-  that people will be considered yooxis.i  when they are 100 years old.  A number of Scottish grouse hareo?.-  been Imported by the Canadian, gov���������~  eminent from tho highlands of Scot���������--  land for the purpoae ot stocking; thou  provincial parks.' -  The Chicago Journal says:" ,rWhen*������r-  Sheridan road is completed It wilLbor.*-  the only 85 mile driveway in the wbrldfe-  that does not cross a. railroad oc-Oxbridge.  The Medical.. Record says nothings-  will improve a .woman's health Ilka r  sweeping, baking, bed-making, dish-1  washing, and polishing the silver.  Tho heaviest man whose -.weight !���������������  recorded authentically.was vMilesi Dar���������  den, of Tennessee. He weighed.a' lit-s-  tle less than 1,000 pounds.  The oldest bonnet was "found upnns:  an Egyptian mummy, that of a prin-^  cess who. was . Interred ... about, 2,00(8% .  Years before Christ > .  The Queen of Holland has an enormous fortune, only a part of which, be*  longs to the crown. - \^.  Green crocldollte, or "cat's eye,'*" iaai;  found in New Mexico. i������ lV-  Posslbly tho. Chinese .would take- afi -  little more kindly to Christianity, it.  they realized that j you can'believer-14,  tt without practicing It.���������Puck.     -- I f  The Luxembourg Mfiseum has- lost: -  bought several pletures-that were.-dlss-  f  <;'������ '  '*&  ���������_       ��������� . flot^**-'  lapd," and Humphrey Johnson's "EOt-  tralt of <s Woman,   '-both frorn~_JJ������si  tT.1i*...*   Cftnlaa   aUlHnn ~~~* ������ t:  tTHidf  F������edlne lle������a.  An Important part of successful bee.  Itceplng la knowing how and when te  "feed'the'beesr^FoOdhrsome form-maj  be required in the spring to help on 8  colony to full strength In readiness foi  the honey flow, but It Is often of supreme importance at the end of the sea  son, so that there shall be surroundin.  the bees food enough to serve not onlj  for their early wants hut also through  the early part of the year.  Tha beit bo  food at all times is certainly honey, bu'  In its place the only substitute admissible: is cane sugar, pure, except tor a  proportion of one six of honey, fed In  the.form of syrup.   Quite'thick syrur.  ��������� answers well for fall  feeding, but il  -'ehould";be given  thinner, in spring tc  1.prevent the necessity of the bees hav.  ing to fly out for water.    Very  thlc  "syrup should not be given at any time  as it is liable to ferment and cause dysentery, among the bees.* ,'A good rule  * for. making   syrup is   to melt    three  ' pounds'of cane loaf or white crystallized  Edgar In a quart of hot water for 6prini  feed, and six pounds to the quart of ho-  water for autumn feeding, mixing lr  either    case  one-eixth by    weight ol  honey.   In fall, buckwheat honey maj  be used, but care ehould be taken nn  to have much such honey left In thi  brood chamber In spring for fear sonu  : may be taken to the supers when wort  commences.v   This sometimes   occurs  especially ..when the colony has winter.  . ed on buckwheat honey.  A simple method of feeding to tc  place the syrup In a basin and plart  over it a thin piece of wood as a float  having a few holes bored In lt.aboul  !the size of a flnfer-end.' This should b<  . set 'on the top of the,frames inside tht  hives, when the bees will soon store it  the empty brood combs. They should  be given enough in autumn to hiaki  their future safe���������about 30 pounds,t<  each colony in all���������In time for ther;  to have it ripened nnd sealed over before Koine Into winter Quarters.  United States section.  Lincoln's groat war secrctA.rjr, Sta^^;  ton, waa to   have had   a monufaeat^:.-.>-������-  bullt to his memory some time slncer ^>  In hiB native town.of,Steubenville>,OV""r"  but   tbe association   formed   a- few. -  years ago to raise the funds has notr   :  met with any success.    An effort!;!*-  ���������;  now being made there to revive   tao-  Vioject. " .     ,. -,    ?s������>-N  Before the German Empire was'unlr   * "  tied an author had to obtain 22 diffep���������  eht copyrights for a book, and a rail-    l  way bill had to pass through 1-^difc?-.  ferent parliaments. ���������������*'i\.  The royal palaces of Bangkok fonrci.���������  a city in themselves.   They consist. oT\  several   hundred _ Individual   palaces.^  surrounded   by   magni-leant   gardenxc  and pagodas.    Bangkok Is'   reall$rrb.-<  city of waters.   It is an Indo-Chlnesa~������-  .Venice.    More people live lu fleatinje-:  homes on the Menam, "the .':���������', Nller.'.oC*-  Siam," and in many canals, that;  permanent buildings.        . .  ���������"' --  "   E=~    PARADOXES.,^  Sterne beat his wife aud-jrT^'nVKt:  pathetlcaliy on a dead donkey;,  Johnson, who -was a perfect   fiesarjT'  wrote admirably on polltonesfc..  An electric thrill In the grasp oCKcc  hand as you say "good night" wonJHiV  et least $4 left at the florist's next dsys^  'A man never knows bis friendc'isa. r  til that "touching" period of'adrexs^tsji;. 0  has arrived.  ~It's"a~wlse~epsculator-that Viiiiim.���������  his own broker. - s. '.  In tho "show" of "Vanity Falr"i1iiaOK  woman, who thinks should be: statu,  the "blue" for "performance only*-���������  "conformation and style" don't conn*  In her class. . 'A ������-k-  Facial massage is a popular ttonfe^--'  meat for wrinkles.   I knew a bett������������r-������-  contentment.  The "summer, girl,"  like  travaganzas. is not alw:  cause she glitters:  Flirtation Is to love what a prefaca.  Is to a noveL  Verily a kiBsrtbroush,a veil lsrltkc* '  ������nto champagne through a Btraw^-.,  He who findeth - an American -arifcr  findeth a good thing���������yea, and a costly.  Courtship may be termed a boacor  k'not that marriage pulls into a hard;  knot, and, occasaionally, a very bang,  knot-  some OK->  ays gold   bo������  SLIPS OF THE TONGUE.  An embarrassed   minister gave  out   .  the first line of an old hymn In. Ud*  ,way: ���������    ���������  ��������� This world la all a floating ahooJ*  Kealizing that he had made a mistake he tried to correct the same am}  said: /       '   ���������.  "This world is all a shouting floo-",  Tbe    congregation    laughed.      Th������  dominie, reddening in the toco, nearly snouted:       ' ,  "This world is all a sheeting flow."*.'     j  Another preacher read a notice of m  church Kiirper, of which "new dough--" - ;  nuts will be given." .He meant duos., j  notice.                                                            ;     i  It ^as an KngllBh curate who ssldt   j {  "Here heglnnclh   the fifth   chapteioi  of the Duke of BbuteronomjfjC^ - "'" ^_  & ,...tWW*������,IBlJ������-..Wi>t':(^;,,"iir^U^^  J      -  I*'  m  m  ' i-y.   -  ifV  |8%.  LIMITED  THE LEADING STORE  FOR���������  Dry Goods, Clothing,  Boots and Shoes,  House Furnishings, Etc.  BiBBfjSBHBaaBBBsaBBBtfaanm������ajaraRfasKsaBanBB>ssans -''  FRESH GROCERIES OUR SPECIALTY  Taylor Bros. & George, Limited.  & Mail Orders Solicited and Promptly Attended to.  Permit us to draw your  attention to the wisdom of  presenting your family with  Choice Lot  The first'step toward providing for them it homo of  their own.  A part only of the amount  usually spent on pretty hut  useless presents will' make  the first payment.  REAL  ESTATE  Is the basis of all wealth,  and you can now lay the  lotindation of your own  prosperity , while making  . someone else happy.  Cull and investigate, we  have other things to tell  you on tho subject of How  to Own a House of your  Own.  LEWIS BROS,  Agent* tmslter Townatte  Notice.  Applications will bo received until the lfilli  February, 1003, by tho Secretary Rtvelatoke  Hospital Society, Roveltuoke, British Columbia, for the position ot Resident Physician.  Applicants will please ttateoualillcatlonu and  salary expected.  '   M  CHESSMAN'S  .... Built to Order Garments  .... For Ladles and Gentlemen  Are cut to individual measures and constructed by the  most expert Tailors. Only hand labor of the very best can  produce a well-shaped collar and give to the shoulders and  chest the proper moulding. On this depends the fit and  shape of the garment and the permanence of that shape.  CUR COATS  Will not develop those  unsightly draws and  wrinkles all along the  shoulders and down the  front which so beautifully,  and "unmistakably adorn  all the ready-made store  clothes you can buy at  one half the tailor's price.  $15 to $35  Suits,    -  Suit 'rom ....  Dross Suits AC +n     RA  we are offering at.,.   *������* *>v    ml  Trousers, alt the way  trora    4 to  12  LadleH' Rainproof Coats  Ovorcoats and Rainproof coats ....-,..  Ladles' Tailor-made  .-Hits   Ladles' Skirts   Ladies' Skirts   $15 to $35  16 to  75  6 to  25  .114 to $35  We Curry the Largest Stock  in British Columbia.  J.B.Cressman, Art Tailor  PROTECT YOURSELF  FROM THE SKVKRK FROST WITH .\  CHAMOIS  VEST  We have them to fit Men,  Ladies and Children, and  at very reasonable prices  ���������AT���������  Canada Drug & BooK Co  NOTES OF NEWS  ���������Vole R. Tupping for Alderman fin  Ward'J.  " Tho?. Downing of Beaton, was in  tewn yesterday.  Remember the Scottish concert tonight in the opera house.  W. Bellac, engineer, Field, spent a  fe\T d;iys in town this week.  Miss A. Scott of Katuloops, is visiting friends in the city.  Mrs. D. McCarthy left on Tuesday  morning on a short visit to the coast.  Mrs. Risteen was the guest of Mrs.  Chas. Wilson at Vancouver last week.  T. J. Graham has accepted a positioo  on the staff of the Arrowhead Sawmill  Co.     '"    "\V, Cowan returned on Saturday  from a business visit to Trout Lake  City.  H. Sutherland, the well known merchant of Ferguson, spent Monday in  the city.  ===^^ic--Ander.8.on,jj������adjnBjter^f_the_C.  -P. R. at Field, has been in town fof~a  few days.  ���������For home grown vegetables of all  kinds send your order to S. Crowle.  Revelstoke P. O.  Henry Wilcox, of the Fawns Standard Mines in the Big Bend, is visiting  hiB brother in Idaho.  The ftcr. Dean Paget, of Calgary,  spent a few days in the city last week  the guest of his brother C. B. Paget.  The body of the young man Elliott  drowned at Trout Lake about two  Keeks ago has not yet been recovered.  3. D. Sibbald, who is in the east on  business for the past month, is expected to letum about the end of the  week.  Ben Reamy, one of the oldest prospectors and owner of some valuable  properties in the Fish River carnp, is  ill town.  Frank Morrison, chef at the North-  -western Development Co's. property  at Goldfields, was in the city on  Tuesday.  ���������Potatoes, cabbage, carrots, hay,  ,������tc.. all grown in the vicinity of town,  cheap for cash. Write S. Crowle,  Revelstoke. for quotations.  J. H. M. Parker. Canadian government agent at Duluth estimates there  will be 7000,000 American immigrants  t* the Northwest next year.  Premier Prior announced at Ash-  eroft that the west Yale election would  be held in February and the legislature  would meet in March next.  - W. H. Kelly, one time a baker at  Kamloops, was killed in McLellan &  BIcFeeley's warehouse, Vancouver, on  Monday, by a crate of plate glass  falling on him.    The deceased leaves a  wife and four children to .mourn" his  loss.  C. B. Hume & Co. have just rece;ved  it carload of counter and shelf lumber  foi their new store.  The Independent Band lias been  engaged to furnish the music for the  hospital ball on the '������iv& inst.  | |The Revelstoke Lumber Company  have a carload of machinery on the  way for their mills at the Big Eddy'.  R. Tapping has erected two opera  boxes, one on each side ol the stage, in  the opera house. They will he in use  this evening for the first time-  TO LEASE.���������Tlie Caledonian Restaurant. Apply to Mrs. Blake. The  present owner is compelled to give  up business owing to ill health.  E, J. Coyle, asst. general passenger  agent O. P. R. at Vancouver, passed  through the city on Tuesday morning  on a tour of lhe Kootenay. Mr. Coyle  is one of the best known and most  popular officials on the coast.  A. Aird. a consulting mining engineer, from Glasgow, Scotland,  attempted suicide by cutting his  throat in the Hotel Metropole, Vancouver, on Monday night. Aird is now  in the hospital and will recover.  J. M. Scott returned on Monday  morning from Victoria, where he had  been attending the sittings of the  supreme court. Mr. Scott was solicitor for the Cowan, Holten, Downs Co.,  defendants in the appeal case Turner  vs. Cowan, Holten, Downs Co. Judgement was reserved.  The Gavin Spence-Flora Mncdonald  Scottish entertainers appeared in Nelson last week, and this is what the  Daily News, of that town, has to say  of them: "Both performers are  remarkably clever, and the program  was so well arranged that it came to  Tiir-end^allHoo quick!y-foi--those-pres^  ent. Songs, readings and dances  followed each other without any  tedious waits, and in the hearty  applause and insistent encores that  greeted most of the selections the  appreciation of the audience was  testified.'  W. A. Foote, who has been laid up  for the past week with it very sore  throat, is on a fair way to recovery.  Mrs. Grimes, who has been spending  a week with friends in the city, left  for her home at Sicamous Tuesday  evening.  Mrs. Geo. L. Campbell, of Victoria,  is in the city visiting her brother, E.  E. Ward, manager of the Molsons  Bank, and Mrs, Ward,  The regular meeting of L. O. L. No.  1GE8 will be held in the lodge room  tomorrow night. Installation of  officers. All members are requested  to attend.  Miss Bell, who has been the guest of  Mrs. A. J. McDonell, at the Hotel  Revelstoke, for the past two weeks,  returned south to Grand Forks yesterday morning.  The next meeting of the Quadrille  Club will be held in Selkirk Hall  tomorrow night in order to avoid  colliding with the Hospital Ballon  Friday evening ot next week.  Shortly after S o'clock Tuesday  morning fire was discovered in the  residence of W. Fleming, north of the  0. P. Ri-track. An alarm was immediately rung in to No. 2 fire hall  which brought the brigade quickly to  the spot. Two sti earns of water were  soon playing on the flames and in an  hour the fire was well under control.  The fire is supposed to have originated  upstairs in the children's bedroom  from clothing lying near the stove  pipe. Considerable damage was done  to the house which was insured for  $500.  The Hon. Colonel Prior. Premier of  British Columbia, and the Hon. W. W.  B. Mclnnes, provincial secretary,  returned from their tour through  W.-st Yale on Monday's delayed train,  and proceeded to Victoria. The  pOymier was uncommunicative on the  snl-ject of7he~sticceSs~ of" his~misVioti.  but it was learned on good authority  that so far the honorable and gallant  colonel and his ministerial colleague  were unable to induce anyone to coma  out as the standard-bearer of the  interim government. ��������� News-AJver-  tisor.  Sold Their Mills.  The Fred Robirnon L iinlirr Co.have  sold out their three mills mk' their  lumber holdings to a Minneapolis and  Duluthsymlii.ai������>. Tlie new company  took possession on the Hist of the year.  A Warning  On the Sly!  Mnny people who deny tliey have a sweet  tooth, lmy a box of our delictmiH  Confectionery.  Every piece tnstcs like more.  Wo have Chocolates and Creams  In bulk���������50c par lb.  ���������To the pai ties who are in the habil  of taking wood from my wood yards  at night without authority. I lx������g to  warn them of the consequences should  f catch them at it.  W. Fl-KMlNO.  Clearance Sale  We want to clear out our 3to<-k in  order to make improvements in our  store. Jt has to be; made larger. We  will give you a big discount on anything in our stock. Call early and  get your choice.  Rbvelhtoke Furniture Co, ;  CORPORATION OF 1HE (ITY Of REVELSTOKE.  General Financial statement at December 31st, 1902.  LIABILITIKS.  Debentures��������� -  Series A.,.'..'   Series B    Merles C-   Serlos K   Series F   Series ������   Series H   Balance '."...  Assets over liabilities   * 1.1,000 00  2,000 00  4,500 00  3,000 00  7,000 00  '      0,000 00  on.wo oo  #102,0uf) 00  1I.US4 84  ���������llll.OH 84  RKCKIPTH.  Cash on hand Jan. 1, 1902  *    925 07  City pound  2.1 00  UoatlTax  '.  B24 00  Liquor licenses  1 tlOO 00  Dogtax -.... '184 00  Police court lines  307 00  Real property tax, 1899  434 Oil  Real property tax, 1900  459 SO  Real property tar, 1901 :... 1,000 50  Real property tax, 1902  5,702 68  Government grant to school  8,898 75  Quarantine])  ���������        10 05  Pest house  15 00  Cemetery   75 00  Interest on sinking fund  15 91  City scalei $������8.95, less commis'n $11.30. 10 95  Debentures "F"  7,000 00  Government re new school  250 00  School furnaces  UO 00  Trade licenies  947 50  Molsons bank on school debenture1)... 8,000 00  Molsons bank on water and light deb. 62,500 00  Molsons bank on tax arrears  2,000 00  Molsons liank on water and light de-  Ixntures for interest  677 60  Molsons bank on 1902 taxes  7,000 00  ASSETS.  Balance of assota over liabilities on  general account ;  t    78107  Sinking Kind  ,    64������ 00  Roads and streets  '24,714 81  Wator and light plant and materials .. 62,846 06  New school  18,000 00  School grounds  8,000 00  Old school building .T  3,200 GO  ,'������J'  i 95,838 87  EXPENDITURES.  City pound   Interest on Notes   Roads and streets construction   Roads and streots repairs   Civic salaries   Police department   Small pox   Dis. on deb   Public schools    Postage and telegrams   Quarantine   Fuel   Printing and stationery   Pest house....".   Overdraft 1901 ,   Office furniture   Election expenses   Patriotic celebrations     Health department   Insurance, new school   Miscellaneous   Light rental   Water and light plant   Prisoners' keep .*   Sick and destitute   Fire brigade equipment   Hydrant rental-   Voting 011 by.laws r.   Snow service   Fire urigado maintenance   Drill hall lots   Engineering expensetj#   Fire hall No. 1   Insurance, fire hall   Fire alarm   City scales   Interest, debenture A   Interest, dobenturo B   Interest, debenture C   Interest, debenture E   Interest, debenture F   Interest, water and light debenture .  .Paid on loan nn 1901 taxes   Sinking fund    New school (from general fund)   ���������113,084 84  *   61 08  264 511  7.661 32  82 15  1,663 ������3  2,086 46  ��������� 2 76  176 00  6,455 64  47 70  40 00  160 57  60S 34  185 00  3,000 00  158 17  87 50  100 50  236 05  183 60  242 16  1,107 90  62,500 00  177 40  64 75  210 79  406 50  3 00  330 02  479 64  455 00  1,043 75  369 66  120 00  156 20  8 60  760 00  - 100 00  837 60  150 00  175 00  677 60  161 65  16 91  250 00  MORRIS & STEED  GENERAL MERCHANTS  Fresh Groceries and Provisions.  Miners' Supplies and Outfits a Specialty.  P t*r������ n t   St fPP't    Revelstoke, B. C*  *���������     1 Will    4k/ll VWl)       - Mail Orders Sollclsed.  SUITS FOR BOYS AT HALF PRICE I  $7, Suits for $3.50.  Jj $3.50 Suits for $1.75.  ��������� - $5 Suits.,for $2/56.. .  $2.50 Suits for $1.25 "-.-  $4 50 Frieze Overcoats for $2 26  || EDWARD J. BOTJRNE, i  Revelstoke Station. Bourne Bros.'Old Stand. -  !  *������4f*4HH*������*4*4(*T44*������**44t**������*4-*****4*������44[*iHHl4^  Balance .  -������ 92,237 38  3,101 49  t 96,838 87  Dr.  Balance cash on hand    j 3,101 49  Due from water and light department, 2,561 71  Uupald taxes, 1902  2,33162  Unpaid tuxes, 1899, 1900, 1901  2,034 10  Due from C. P. R. for employees road  tax  250 00  Audited and found correct.  % 10,268 92  Cr.  Due to bank on notes for odvancen .  Sundry accounts due by city   Balance   B. A. LAWSON,  City Auditor.  H. FLOYD,  City Clerk.  WATER AND LIGHT DEPARTMENT.  Balance Sheet for Three Months ending December 31st, 190a.  Toastod'Marshmftllows���������S5c por box  Chocolates in Boxes at prices ranging  from ISC to 81.60.  Also a hoHt of other linos In Confectionery.  Walter Bews. }$?������������������.%.  DitrjrgUt ii ml Httittaner.    Next Umnc Block  Leaving  Revelstoke  JANUARY 20th  will be my last day  in the City.  Howard King  Photographer.  i)r.  To Capital   To Canadian General Electric Co ..  To Packard Electric Co,   To McLennan & Co..   To Sundry Assets   To Profit and J/ms.. ..;.............  ������62,3(io oo  881 62  288 Zo  102 2ft  Jo 6o  :'    3,400 77  ������ 66,984 S4  Cr.  By light plant..   By wator plant; , .......;..  By cash at bank   By cash at office ........../...........  By Installation materials and fixtures  on hand ...................;.........  By accounts owing by customers ;   Are You Looking for Something Nobby in  FURNITURE  s  We can suit you in any .line.    We take special care in   v  selecting the best goods at moderate prices, and, mind'  you, the goods we refer to below are this year's, stock.  They include the following : - ,-  Carpets,   Linoleums, Oil Cloths, Easy Hookers,  Dressers and Stands, Iron Bedsteads, Etc.  - -Our stock _is_bo_ught to sell and when sold we know ���������  that the buyer has procured substalitial goods as. well as  being nobby, and up-to-date. That is the kind we keep.  R. Howson & Co. DueS}^6Etc  Undertaking, Embalming, Etc. Mackenzie Avenue. n . ;I  s������)(^)(^)1^)  Second Annual . . .  Hospital Ball  TAPPING'S   OPERA-HOUSE,  FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 23, 1903.  LADY'S TICKET,  .    GENTLEMAN'S TICKET,  Profit and Loss Account for tho Same Period.  Dr.  To Printing and Stationery     t     47 90  To"Watcr Repairs, eto  314ft  ToRalaries  1,0ft* 08  To Genera! Expense  89 88  To Water Rental  28 CO  To Inmirance  87 GO  Tc Electric Repairs and Maintenance. 68o Oo  To Ovorcharge������  44 23  To Batmico (profit).  *   1,005 o9  8,4oo 77  Cr.  By water rate*   By tapping mains .................   By light rates  ;....  By meter rents ........   By profit on installation and fixtures..  I.fllo 82  13 8o  3,299 IS  22 So  419 58  ���������   5,365 86  t   S.SOS 88  Audited and found correct.  B. A. LAW80N,  City Auditor.  By Balance  |  3,4oo 77  H. FLOYD.  '-���������- City Clerk.  IHAYB.ITI.  The largest stock - of tbe latest WATCHES,  CLOCKS, RINGS, SILVER.WARE, CUT  GLASS, FASHIONABLE JEWHLRY, Eto.  My many years' experience enables me to bay  goods at the right prices, enabling me to  sell to the public at reasonable prices.  ; J.  O-TTST BAEBEE.  '.  WATCH REPAIRING A BPECIALTT.


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