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 J  ������������������^  HERALD  ^35S1D  RAILW  MBN'S   JOURNAL.  Vol    V.  No    17������  I  ABOUT THE FIRST OF FEBRUARY we will  commence our Annual Stock-Taking, and  previous to removing to pur 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 woVk of Stock-Taking will be somewhat lessened, and to that end we are marking down  T' our goods to the'lowest possible p6int and are now  offering some GREAT BARGAINS as the follow-  , .-  will indicate.:���������  .-���������; :. . ,      .         '���������' '  PAIRSr LADIES' GEMTS  and CHILDREN'S SHOES  200  umf  T_-' 'I-'  ^'V^TheWshbes are allVof the' very 'best -makes and .you  '���������������' ca'nnot makea mistake-in 'making your purchases at  ...   Jthe Cost Price,Mark.  W. G. & R- Colored Shirts  Our Entire Stock of. W. G. & R- Colored Shirts, soft  and Starched fronts���������genuine bargains���������at  One Dollar Each  '  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.  Ladies' and Children's Woollen and Cashmere Hose,  a large siock to chose from at Bargain. Sale Prices.  FEDORA HATS  Made by Rowlock and Christy, two of the best. Hat  Makers in the world to-day. These Hats are all for  sale at Bargain Prices. _^______���������  i  M.  GOGERIES AND  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.  C.B.Hume  and Company.  Goods delivered to all parts of City.     Telephone No. 81  REVELSTOKE B.C.    THURSDAY.  JANUARY  22, 1903  $2 OO a Year in Advance.  GIVES HIM  LIE DIRECT  A   Loyal   Canadian  Girl Gives  Mr. Cochrane, of Missouri, a  Slap     Straight     From    the  Shoulder  Washington, .Inn. .21.���������Tlie members of tliu Lower Hcuse of Congress  were interrupted today by^ a most  unusual incident. It was while a  general debate on the district of Columbia appropriation was being discussed, ami the subject of trusts.  ' Mi. Cochrane, (Missouri) referred to  the Alaska matter, criticizing: severely  the "surrender" to Britain, which he  termed "cowardly and pusillanimous."  Mr. Cochrane continued speaking of  "the truckling policy of the United  States to Great Britain." "When  that truckling ceased." he declared,  "the people of Canada, now intensely  loyal, would change their attitude."  Then came the interruption, and it  burst from the ladies' gallery.  "You lie!" came in the clear, ringing  tones of a woman's voice. The owner  of the voice was a stylishly dressed  young hidy.  All eyes were at once turned to the  gallery where the speaker leaned  forward, defiantly,'ns if she intended  to say something further, but a com;  pan ion pulled-hei" back, and immediately aftrrshe left.  his infant son. The resolutions to Bro.  Anderson is as follows:  Revelstoke, B. 0..  .Tun. 10th, 1003.  Bro. Nels Anderson.  We the members of "L. O. L. No.  1058, having learned with deep regret  of. the sad loss 'which you have sustained by the departure from this life  of your beloved' and respected wife,  beg to tender you our sincere sympathy in your hour of trial and sorrow.  And we earnestly, pray that the Great  Grand Master above will sustain and  strengthen you to the end of life's  span "on earth; with the hope of n  happy .reunion in that better land  where parting and sorrow are unknown  .Signed on behalf of the Lodge.  ���������K. Adaih, W.M.,y  W, Johnson, SECY.  Second Annual Ball.  The Ladies Auxiliary of the hospital  have perfected arrangements for their  -second annual ball, which takes place  tomorrow evening in the Opwia House.  An excellent programme of dances, to  suit lhe taste of .the most fastidious,  is assured. .The Independent Band  have been; engaged to provide the  music, a guarantee th.it nothing will  be wanting in* this respect; in fact  everything has been done th'it can  possibly add to the pleasure of the  Uiinueis or make the occasion, what it  Is always looked,upon-as, the leading  social event of (lie season.  Marpole Denies Rumors.  . For the past few days ��������������� local 'paper  has been industriously circulating the  report that Mr. R. Murpole, - general  superintendent of the .Pacific division  of the C. P. R., was to be "awarded  some other position in the company's  service- It was also averred that Mr.  Marpole wduld leave the coast.  ,> There is ho, truth'in the reports.  :' Fop"the ptirpose of securing "undeniable ��������� information regarding "rumors.  Tlie Pro ^ince - on . Saturday' last telegraphed to Mr Marpole a synopsis  of the announcements made here, and  requested a statement from that  gentleman. His reply, which is as  follows, is self explanatory :  " Editor Province���������Am pleased to  inform you that there is no foundation  for the minors referred to. Have l.o  intention and posit;vely no desir������, to  leave my host of friends in British  Columbia."  (Signed)     R. Marpole.  " Montreal, Jan. 173902.''  Mr. Marpole left Montreal this  morning and will be in Winnipeg  shortly. He will spend several days,  other than the time occupied in  travelling, between .Winnipeg and  Vancouver, arriving home on the 29th  inst'.���������Vancouver Province.  Four Men Burned Four Missing  In a fire nt Morrisey, B.C., Saturday  night, four men were burned.to death.  -Eoiir_other8_arp jnjssingjirjd it is believed that they also 'perished in ~the  flames.  The Pioneer hotel, leased by A. Johnson, caught tire from the overturning  of a lamp in the barroom. The proprietor aroused the guests, most of  whom escaped in their night clothes.  All were coal miners or prospectors.  It was impossible for the proprietor to  reach all the rooms.  The remains of the four men were  found today, but were not identified-  The search is being continued. Johnson's loss is $4,000, ��������� insurance $2,503.  Morrisey is a small coal mining town  and has no telegraphic communication.  Coarse Gold from French Creek  E.' ���������. Bradley,' manager of the  Duquesne Mining Company, came in  Friday evening'.from the Big Bend.  Mr. Bradley .brought in some coarse  gold from his property on French  creek. Among .the samples was a $5  nugget, besides' a niimbei ranging in  value from -25c._to $2. A splendid  sample of j course gold from Smith  creek was afsqorought in by him.- -  '    am  Lead-Delegation at Ottawa.  The British Columbia lead delegation  at Ottawa waited on Sir Richard  Cartwright. Hon."';A'."..G. Blair,' and  Hon. Win. Paterson. on Monday arid  'pressed strongly '"for higher duties on  lead and lead products- /    \  -  Subit^qnently the lead delegates who  "waired.clri'Uiu'5?i/llstel������ said'that they  were wellxsatibfie'd with the reception  I hey got.'*. They presented their case  fully, and were well received. This  completes their mission here, although  some of the mining men will wait a  few days and may" talk th* matter  over with the Ministers individually.  - A Ping Pong tournament is on the  tapis. -Those who wish to take part  will please hand in their names to CR.  McDonald at the Canada Drug &  BookjCo.'s store, .and if a sufficient  number are willing to take part a  touruament will be arranged.  EXPIATED  THEIR CRIME  Labelle and Fournier Executed  at Dawson for Murder of Their  Compatriots, ��������� Both Men  Confessed.  Dawson. Jan. 21 Edwiini   Labelle  and Peter Fournier were duly executed  Tuesday niorningat 7:5+, in thepresenee  of about one hundred people. A priest  had bien with Labelle since 8 o'clock,  and to the holy father he confessed  and received absolution. The priest  accompanied him to tha scaffold.  Both of the  condemned   men   died  game.  Fournier said to Labelle in I he guardroom, while they were strapped:  "Labelle, you look fine."  The hangman pulled the straps somewhat too tight, whereupon he diverted  his attentions to him, observing:  "You might aB well break me in two  while you're at it."  To Welsh, the'detective, he was  vindictive.  ���������'You, Welsh," he said: "I promise  you for the balance of your life, you  sleep uneasy; you mind that."  .Fournier, of the two was the more  unconcerned. On the trap he looked  around and through the crowd with a  careless glance. He would not accept  a priest. -At the last moment, with the  black cap on his head, he kissed the  cross and said, "I am sorry."  Labelle spoke for a few moments in  alternate French and English.. He  said: "If I have'-'any enemy I hop*  they may forgive, as I for my part  forgive them. I hope that all may  meet in .the better world, I deserve  what I ant getting today for my sin.  Thai is all I've got to say."  The sheriff then turned to Fournier,  asking if he had anything to say. He  replied:    "No, sir."  When the hangman placed the noose  on Fournier he stretched the neck so  as to make a good fit. ' There was even  then no tremor, no weakening. .' -  2; Lunelle showed a slight trembling of  the knee's, and prayed constantly,  kissing the cross twice.-       '       - '  When the trap was' sprung there  was no mbvementexcept that Fournier  drew up his legs.  The bodies were cut down in 10  minutes, rough coffined and buried in  the jail yard in quick time.  Lu belle's body it is rumored, may be  privately exhumed" and shipped to  Quebec province, where the deceased  had influential friends and relatives.  House on Thursday evening, who gave  a most intri citing and amusing Scotch  entertainment. This is the first visit  of these peopt<- to Revelstoke and that  lbey succeeded in pleasing the large  audience was evidenced by the large  number of encore? demanded from  both of I he purfm-nrfi-e'. 1 lie concert  was Riven under the auspices of the  St. Andrew V Society. "  At Home.  Friday evening was >t red letter  experience amongst the St. Andrew's  Church Willing Workers undertakings  as their effort to entertain lhe congregation was a pei feet success in every  detail: The pretty little missive which  went forth to every home and individ'  mil in connection with the congregation betokened a pleasant evening.  The church was simply but tastefully  festooned with bunting, the arrange*  nient of the platform and alcove was  pleasing the latter forming a most  inviting'��������������������������� cosy corner. Eight o'clock  found the church filled with a very  happy gathering. The Willing  Workers dressed in white showed  themselves equal to tho entertainment  of their guests and did everything to  add to their comfort and pleasure.  Mr. McLaughlin opened,the. program  of the evening by sketching the history of the organization with what  hid been accomplished during the  two years of its existence. The  programme was a most enjoyable one.  Mr. Cook sang well the "Holy City.'  The instrumental duets of Mr. Robert  Armstrong and his sister Aluieda, of  Mts. Jessup and Mr. Doyle were much  -tpprecialed, the execution of the latter  being very tine. Edna Brace's recitation caused -considerableatnnseuieut.  At 0:30 refreshments were setved after  which.a vote of thanks;was tendered  the Willing Workers for their splendid  entertainment. The proceedings were  then brought lo a close by the singing  of the , National Anthem, the pastor  pronouncing the'benediction. The  programme was as'follows:  Address .-Mr.;McLaughlirj  Song '. ���������. vHol y^OltyJ'r.T. ^HfCook  Recitation;:*:--.'!:.'.'.'. .'.*/?. Flora- Palmer  Instrumental Duet     Robt. and Almeda Armstrong  Recitation. ���������'��������� ;...Edna Bruce  Instrumental Solo Bifos McRae  Reading  Rev. W. C. Calder  Instrumental Duet.... ..Mr.Doyle and   Robt. Armstrong  Song  Edith Cook  Instrumental Duet... .Mrs. Jessup and   Mr. Doyle  Recitation Libby Burget  Inst. D iet. .Mrs. Jessup and Air. Dnvle  -God Save The King."  Two Pleasant Hours.  A full  house; greeted Gavin Spehce  ind   Flora  McDonald  at   the   Opera  ���������Call at C. B. Hume*  full dress shirts.  Co., for your  LATEST NEWS  BY TELEGRAPH  ������ ���������-���������*  The News of the World in Brief  Askeceived Over the Wire������  From  Every  Corner  of the  Globe.  Leaves-worth, Wash., Jan. 22",���������  Twelve men were killed and aa many  more injured in a collision.tietweenan  extra, carrying 25 laborers, add a.  rotary snow plow on the Great  Northern yesterday.  H.vvbe, Mont., Jan. 22.���������Three  cowboys and thirteen Japs got mixed  up in a fight last night and one Jap  was killed and a cowboy fatally  injured.  SiLVBRTON, Col. Jan. 22.���������The oale  of the Sunnyside group, including  30 gold claims, two mills and six miles  of tramwav, to the Venture Syndicate  of London, Eng., for $2,500,000, has  been practically completed.  Constantinople, Jan. 22. ���������Another  Russian torpedo lx>at parsed through  the Dardanelles oh Muncay, hound for.  Sebastopool.  Rome, Jan. 22.���������At the opening of  the Cham Iter of Deputies; the Minister  of Posts and Telegraphs will ask for  an appropriation for the erection of  wireless telegraph stations, between  Italy and Argentina.  Chicago, Jan. 22.���������Fire at the Oak-  enwald Avenue apartment house yesterday, caused the death' of one person  and a financial loss of $25,000.  Loxdon, Jan. 22.���������The trial of Col.  -.  Lynch, on the charge of treaaonduring *  the Boer war, was commenced yesterday   before  Lord Chief Justice, Lord  Alverstone and two other judges. The   -  prisoner pleaded not qnilty.  The Scotch curlers were defeated J>y  Peterborb, OnU. by a score of 51 to 8tev  Senator Woods, of Hamilton,'Ont,, ^-  is dead. ;������������������ <' -  Tbe All-Canadians were defeated by  the Albion club of Davenport by 34 to  The ruinor-that the Pope was dead  is ���������witb3ott.foundation..r.Qn the con- .  trar^tne"Pontiff-is well? "*"      .-  "'A mysterious'explosion   shook-:tb������-**  totra of Whitman,. Mass.,  vesterdajT  leaving  two  fissures   in.   the-  earth  three feet deep,   and   running  for a  distance of a quarter of a mile. -.  Three Herman warships began  shelling the fort of San Carlos at half  pjist ten yesterday morning. Tbe fort  returned fire. The engagement was  in progress at one o'clock, when" the-  latest news was received.."  The warehouse- of- the Plunkinstoa  Packing Co.. at Milwaukee, Wis..'  was burned here today, incurring, a  loss of $75,000.  Colonial Secretary ��������� Chamberlain  received a number of mine representatives yesterday at Johannesburg and  talked over the Ubor situation.  STOCK-TAKING SALE  ���������e  LEARING SALE !      Remnant Sale !      Call it what you may  Killed by an Explosion.  San Juan Porto Rico, Jan; 21.���������Five  were killed and four others were  wounded, two or them probably  fatally, by the explosion of the powder  charge of an eight inch gun on boat d  the United States battleship Massachusetts yesteiday morning while at  target practice of Culebra Island. The  explosion occurred in the starboard  after eight inch turret shortly before  noon yesterday and . was due to the  accidental discharge of a percussion  primer while the breech of the gun  was open. The* full charge exploded  in the turret, and killed or injured ali  the crew of the gun, numbering nine  ���������the simple facts"aren:lial"after_sucfi~a_won"derfulIy~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 ah 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.  I  MC  Dealers in  .FIRST-CLASS  Groceries  25  PER CENT. DISCOUNT  On the following Lines:���������(Jut right in two  L. O. L.  At the last regular meeting of L. O.  L.'-No. 1658, resolutions of condolence  were passed and forwarded to Bro.  Nels Anderson, and to Bro. W. G.  Birney, of Calgary, who recently lost  25  Ladies' Jackets, Misses' and Children's 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.  Reid & Young  flour, Feed ���������  Mary's  Famous Stoves  Tinware, Graniteware  Heavy and  Shell Hardware  Stores at  Revelstoke  Nakusp  New Denver.  _ rt db*-~���������w. ���������.��������� 'J \  The Model of  Rio-hteousness.  "What ? Fifty cents a box for those  ���������pill*," cried the customer. "Why, it'3  robbery."  "I would .Vt say that," returned tbo  druggist, coolly.  "Xo."  ."No. Since pill������ are under diwu-..;,.i.'  I'd trv to be humorous, an* :<������I1 it 'pillage.' ������_-J'liilndelpliia P^cso.  James K. Freeman, St. Andrew's"  Memorial Church, Yonkcrs, N.Y.  Vc-rllr 1 ������a' unto yon. Whosoever shall  not rec-lvi- th-- Kl-.L-'V-m .f t!"'l n;,-" Jt ������������������''  child, he Shall not enter therein.���������Mark X..  15.  This t.-'xt constitutes the basis of all  true reliisiuus life. Our religion is nut  puerile because it is simple, fur lifter nil  the profounck--l is oftentimes the simp-  ' ��������� leSt, even us it is a characteristic of  all true genius to bo simple. A man  Is nevtr so much a man ns when lie exhibits in all tlio full maturity of his  larger life those traits or rjiinl'itict that  belong especially to childhood���������namely,  sincerity, purity, truthfulness nnd simplicity. With all those splendid qualities that adorned his noble life, 1 can  never forgot the lasting impression I received of President McKiuley, when on  one occasion I met him in his oflicc at  ���������Washington. It was Hearing the lime  tor his Cabinet meeting, when suddenly  a lady with her little son entered to  greet him; instantly he was all attention and full of courtesy.  -liter greeting the mother lie leaned  cown beside the little hoy and, taking  In his own strong hand that of the child,  he laid the other upon his head and gave  Urn his fatherly benediction, while with  .question and admonition he tried to  sketch his future career. All affairs of  State were forgotten while the one engrossing theme of childhood challenged  his interest.  Ono Sunday morning an hour before  sermon time a guest who had ben stay-  big at Henry Ward Beecher's home was  asked by his son if he would like to see  his father at work on his sermon. Tiptoeing up the stairs they came to liis  study, and, fBering through the door  that stood ajar, they saw the great master of multitudes seated on the floor,  with a child beside him, working  over the mechanism of a clock that ho  had evidently been taking apart. He  was preparing there, in the company  of a little child, a sermon that was lo  inspire and thrill the waiting thousands  jn Plymouth Church. Out of a. clock  that had ceased to tick and the simple  Ofe of a child he was drawing mighty  truths with which to illustrate the Master's message. After all, he was only  following the example of the Master  preacher Himself in taking the commoner and simpler things of life with which  to translate His deeper truth- The nearer we come to childhood the closer wc  get to the divine heart, and without  childhood's purity, simplicity and truthfulness we fail of the greatest gifts of  a Father's love. When a band of disciples would learn from their Leader "Who  is greatest in the Kingdom of God?"  He called a little child unto Him and  commanded them to emulate its spotless  life. There's not a man of us hut would  give the best he has for a brief hour  in the old life of childhood, with all its  freedom and hope. Who of us but now  and then again cries out amid all the  eomrnotions and competitions of life:���������  Tbe vrorM -n-lth tinsel .tad splendor  I  -n-eii:,] yli-kl f.ir o;:e I-mi l-.iok ���������'���������  Jnto -th? days t.t my  lvnyli?.>l.  With its sealed and forgotten book.  Yes.it is the yearning oi all true mas-  Jiood and noble womanhood to be more  like the child, with its freedom from the  artificial and superficial, to have that  faith that knows no lingering cloud of  doubt, to have that purity of mind and  heart that knows no stain.  It was not to make manhood less manly, or womanhood les3 womanly, that  Christ demanded tlie child-spirit, but  ritbW"t"cr"give~reaiity--to-faith jand-thc-  tnspiration of a hope that knows no discouragement.  Childhood knows naught of the confusion of creed-systems, it has no concern  about a multitude of non-essentials  that distress the mature Christian.  ChrUt Himself is at the core of its faith,  and to get to Him it blazes away all  that appears needless or unnecessary.  JCo one would charge Mr. Gladstone,  England's peerless IVemier, with being  puerile, and yet where can a nobler example be found of thi3 which Christ demanded in our test���������the simplicity and  purity ot child-like faith? lhe trouble  wil:i all oi us is that we block the way  to the great Master with our too elaborate system; instead of keeping the  |ia*sage clear, we clog it up.  Too much creed and shibboleth wreck-  ->d the greatest religious system the  world has ever known, nnd many a man  has lost his 'grip on things religious  because of lhe confusions of a system  that, while it sought to be profound,  onlv made the way more difficult that  leadelh tip to Him whose name is Truth.  While the ornate ritual may please tha  aesthetic, it all too infrequently hides  the chief object of our adoration.  Let us get back to the more primitive  and appealing methods of the Founder  of our syslcm and by the simplicity of  His ways woo a world from it3 confessed indifference to a new life of reverent faith.  Farmsr and Fr>u'.t-Gi������ower>.  How many people know that wa  would he overrun with plant lice if it  were not for a dainty little green-  winged insect called the Uce-wiiijji-d  fly, whose larvae lire called aphis-Hurts  ami they arc truly lions among the aphides.  While milk absorbs odors in tho stable  yet the fact of cooling the milk does  not prevent the absorption of odors or  gases. It is well known that cold water  absorbs gases, nnd milk is no exception.  After the milk from the cows has been  cooled it must he kept in n cool pluco  and the cans tijjhtlv closed.  Experiments show that plats cultivated  to the depth of an inch anil a half evaporated 2,000 pounds less water per acre  daily than plats having no cultivation.  On heavy clay soil the difference in some  cases was as-.nweh as 4,000 pounds per  day on nn acre. Cultivation therefore  means saving the moisture  in the soil.  Improving an Old Orchard.  Department of Agriculture,  Ottawa, September.  Many nn old orchard, which is now  an eyesore lo everybody, can, at littlo  cost, beyond slight labor, be converted  into an up-to-date, tidy, prolific branch  of the farm. There arc many orchards  in Canada which hear more worms than  fruit, because the generality of farmers  cannot bo brought to learn that fruit-  raising pays, even if it be grown merely  for home consumption. It will only occupy three years to evolve a plentiful  harvest, as well as a symmetrical, well-  kept orchard, out of lichen and mass-  covered trunks, if the advice given in  this article be followed with fair faithfulness.  The -first thing lo be done is to scrape  off the rough, loose hark from the trunks  and branches, nnd to prune the tree3.  While it is true that this rough bark  may appear to do but little harm, it  affords comfortable free board and lodgings for noxious insects.-which thorough  ly appreciate and avail themselves of  tliis hospitable shelter.  Pruning may be as s'mple as A, B, C.  At first only dead branches and crowding suckers need be removed, unless the  trees be old and decrepit, with dying  branches and waning strength, and in  that case the. pruning should be vigorous. As a grape vine can be renewed,  so can an apple tree, and in extreme  cases n tree may be ent to the ground,  and another one built upon a short  shoot which will spring up. Cut out  old branches, leave young suckers tc  take their place, then a new top will  quickly form, and good fruit will follow. Always take care to thin out useless branches, because sunshine and air  jire inseparable from the steady, healthy  growth of orchards, as of individuals.  An apple tree must be fed if it is to  produce fruit, nnd no diet is more suitable or inexpensive than a leguminous  cover crop. Trees require moisture nnd  food; therefore, grass and weeds must  be removed. To succeed, the farmer  must plough his orchard, and till the  ground, tillage being continued frequently during early summer. By midsummer wood growth generally ceases, and  then tillage should stop. A cover crop  sown then will not only protect the soil  from washing, but will add humus to  it. while a clover crop will gather all the  nitrogen necessary for the next year's  growth.  A good alternative to ploughing the  orchard is to pasture it with, hogs and  sheep, preferably the former, and always  to keep more animals there than the  grass will support, because this will insure supplementing the grass diet by  grain, which naturally will bring fertility to the orchard and insure that  the "grass will not grow tall. Where  animals are not grazed in an orchard,  the  In diameter where the grafts era te ������������  inserted.  After the branch is carefully sawn in  two, the stub i������ split with a raallst.  held open with a w������dge, and the scions  inserted; two being used, one on each  side, if the branoh is more than an inch  in diameter.  The scion is made from a twig of the  previous year's growth, about four or  five inches long, and having three or  four buds. It 13 prepared by making  a wedge of tho lower end, beginning near  the base of a bud. Tho scion is inserted in the stock as far as tho upper edge  of the wedge.  In inserting the scion great caro  should he taken that the inner bark of  'both scion land stock should come in  contact with each other. This is very  important, as the healing begins from  this point, and if the scion bo inserted  carelessly there is almost certain to be  a failure. After the scion has been Bet,  the out surface is covered over with  grafting wax to exclude the air, and  strips of cotton may be wrapped over  this. A good grafting wax for out-door  use is made by melting together resir.  and beeswax in the proportion of five  parts resin and two parts beeswax; tc  this is added one and one-half to two  parts linseed oil. In top-grafting a tree  always have in view the production ol  a symmetrical top, after the old one has  been removed.  With this cultivation codling moth  will disappear, and in three seasons an  old, ugly and comparatively worthless  orchard can be converted into a pretty,  uniform one, with abundant crops of  marketable and profitable varieties. An  orchard is "never too old to mend," or  beyond  renewal.  Why Some People Fail.  The breeding of poultry is one of those  vocations in which a. man can get his  hands full before he knows it, nnd oftentimes when this condition exists he  is not aware of it. The breeder with  the hundred-acre farm is just as liable  to fall into this error as is the one on  a city lot, and perhaps more so, for he  is apt to think that the only factor  which figures in success with 1,000 fowls  as compared with 100 is the increased  room which they require.  We know of nothing which causes  more failures than the attempt to overdo things, and get more breeds and  larger flocks than we can handle. The  majority of people are not in .position  to properly care for more than one breed,  and. the ranks of the specialists are increasing each season, but the most failures result' in breeders trying to bring  to maturity more birds than they have  facilities for housing. It is well to  bear in mind that quantity is not desir-  nble unless it; is accompanied with quality .  One of the hardest things for a breeder to learn is to cull his flocks- and get  rid of' those specimens which can never  be profitable or even pay for their keep.  If one has 75 birds and facilities for  only 50, he will do better to sell or  give away the extra 25 rather than try  to keep all of them. Overcrowding i3  responsible for many diseases and always results in impaired vitality and  stunted birds, which means an unprofitable, unsightly flock, a disgusted breeder nnd failure. It is worse than folly  to harbor and carry through the winter  n lot of measly, under-sized specimens in  ilie hope that they will develop into good  breeding birds.  The  breeder  who   knows  how    large  a flock he can properly raise    and who  has  the nerve to npjilVihe axe  when-  I ever it is needed   is onJ the right road  to success.    The poultry business is all,  j right as long as we confine  our    opera-  | tion3 within the limits of our capacity.  I When   we   exceed   those   limits  we  get  into  trouble and very many of us have  trouble of that kind, although wc may  j not all realize    it.���������American    Poultry-  Journal.  The So-haala ������f Bagland  Tire /  A Ctociet Ohupefe.  The iccoorapaayiaf skstekes frees  Caily Graphic flluetrata a non-ooatro-  vcrsial and non-partisan artiole ia that  paper in regard to the education bill  now arousing much excitement in Uri-  tnin.    The  Graphic  explains    that  the  Voluntary  Selioois, isonril   Seliuoia,  2,488,877. u.m.vxt.  Number of children In avernge atteiMlain-e.  basis of comparison is the area enclosed by the frames surrounding the figures. Tne illustrations (which deal entirely with the schools of England and  Wales) clearly disprove the belief held  by many -who have--only given the matter cursory attention, that the board  schools and scholars of those countries  largely outnumber all others. The second sketch very forcibly impresses this,  Voluntary : Board.  Church���������11.777.      British���������1.079.  Roman Catholic���������1,04s.    Wes-  leyan-458.    Total, 14,830..-     Total, B.758.  Number of Schools.   '  and one can easily understand from it  why the supporters of the voluntary  schools, which date back to the time  when the State paid no- attention to  the education of its citizens, feel that in  any reorganization they should not be  called upon to make any sacrifice of  rights they now hold, or may obtain  under the bill now being carried through  Parliament by a systematic application  of the closure. . ���������  '   Taxing the Americans.  Tlie English profess to admire America  "rn;3  should "be  mown   early,  and; and   to  enjoy  the  society  of  American  left on the. ground to add humus to the j visitors, says The Chicago Tribune in an  soil; but this is not nearly so beneficial   editorial, under the title, "Perfidious Al-  "ffl.S������ndCfunri tare to be consid-i ������*������-" /^/- Africans ���������ny com-  ered, and it will be neeessarv to. pl'menU. They twine our flag with  spray with Bordeaux mixture and Paris J theirs at- places of amusement. They  green at least twice after the blossoms! print cartoons in Punch of a b������ast whi.th  ,.  r-ii._     ti. ?,.,.���������,���������.. ���������tii .!>.>  tha' is a clever combination of lion and eagle.  have fallen. The former will clean the  limbs of hanging lichens, or moss, and  the latter will settle most of the noxious insects, though it cannot reneh the  npple maggot, which calls for special  "treatment; -bccause-.it-U.J_5!C-__larva of -  small   fly   which   punctures  the apple and lays its eggs underneath.  No matter how thorough the spraying  miy be, it cannot reach this pest; but  if the windfalls can be destroyed as soon  os they drop, nnd all refuse from places  where" winter fruit has been stored he-  burned, the next season's numbers will  tie appreciably reduced. It is in this  respect that pasturing the orchard has  a   marked  swlvnnt.ige,    because  if   well  This is all well enough. What pains  Americans, though, is that when I hey  go to London the friendlines* of the-  British public is transcended by the rapacity of the British tax collector. Re-  the"sWrT^of iirpnfc"dwpatcnf-s-frGm-I^-Tidon--rKvea!~th������^-  situation in all its horrible details. Americans are enticed over seas. They are  dined, wined and coddled. They decide  to take up their residence in a country  which ha������ such agreeable manners. Hut  no sooner are they WrI1 established, with  n long lease on nn expensive house, than  the assessor pays them a call and they  pay the assessor fifteen pence in every  pound of their income.  There   must   be   s-.-inie   interesting   episodes connected with this pro-ess of fir*t  stocked with hogs or sheep, the apple*  are eaten before the insect is likely to , -nv(>iRlmff ami tlira Usi���������.;    Tnc (.ril,p.R  escape. _ m ,' Creek millionaire who ha������ b'en in the  There are some instances in which t.ie hiibjt o( ,di ,)is nnmln] intervi(.w  orchard may he in such a condition from | ^m lhc c^lorad������ n3s���������Bnr ��������� a chp:lp  long ne?!eet that the land cannot bo i formaiiu mKst havfi a s���������dden Rr,Bsrn at  properly tilled and the trees cannot be thfi hcar-t whpn ))c confrollt!) tbe kim, of  adequately fed. One of the best meth- nS50SSOr tl)ev ke(?p on thc othnr El(ie.  od---. of feeding thc tree is to keep it well ..rmpa.rtia|( pertinacious, skeptical and  pruned, because then the food which , curiolIg.. is tne description which the  would otherwise be diffused m numbers canlegrams girc oi t|)e financial agents  of worthless limbs is concentrated in a i of t])e Rrit.isH Govornmontr-'Ctirions in  small number. It is only the well- thc pxtreme" is probably the reiie tbn of  pruned trees that are capable of success- | t]lc AmerjcnI, magnate'when he has had  ful treatment with spray3. Apple and j it Rxp]amBj to him that, according fo  pear trees should he pruned to keep ( thc law of the fc,U]aj( mediaeval, behind  the hcad3 open". Plum trees should be | tl](, {,],���������<,,,_ class-respecting country in  pruned to keep out lhe black-knot, and; wn:c], ne nns settled, the richer he is  some Japanese varieties require frequent , t))C m-gfr,;r the rate, of his tax. Why  cutting back. All pruning can best bo j no). ]cavc s,iCi, a)1 unprogressive coith-  done very early in the s.pring, after the ...     -    worst of'thc winter is over, but before  the sap starts.  There are so many apple trees of littlo i  value growing in Canada, which could  be successfully top-gr.ifl.ed with better  varieties, that it would-well repay anyone possessing an orchard to go carefu -  ly over his trees and top-graft, those  which do not produce paying crops. The  chief points to take into consideration  in top-grafting may he summarized as  follows :���������  Old trees, if healthy, may be grafted  with success.  The top should not be all cut away  the first year, but should be removed  gradually," the time required to change  the top of a large tree successfully being  from   three  to  five  yearn.  jSarly spring, before growth begins, is  the best, time  to frr.ift.  The branches to he grafted should not  be more than from two to three inche*  try and come back to democratic institutions ?  In Switzerland th" bride on her wedding day will permit no one���������not even  her parents���������to kifs her upon the lips.  In many of the provinces the cook p.-uir's  hot water over thc threshold after the  bridal couple have gone, in order to ke.'p  it warm for another bride. A favorite  wedding day in Scotland is Bee. 31, so  that the young couple can leave their  old lrfe with the old year, and begin  their married life with the new one���������  surely a pretty idea. The Italians permit no wedding gifts that nre sharp or  pointed, from which practice cmnnnlc*  our superstlt.iti->n that the gift of a  knife severs friendship. One of the most  branlifnl of all marriage customs is that  of the bride immediately after the ccio-  monv flinging her houqnot among her  iimiden friends. The one who catcher  it i- supposed to be the next brlds.  The Dundee Whalers.  The fleet of Dundee whalers, with its  long tradition of enterprise and romantic adventure; seems destined soon to  vanish from the seas. Wreck ends thc  stoTy of one after another, and no new  ships are brought forward to fill the  gaps. The whaler Eclipse arrived at  Dundee recently from the Davis Straits  whale fishing and reported the loss of  two vessels in the Arctic seas, the whaler Xova Zembla of Dundee and the  barque Perseverance of London, formerly of Peterhead. The crew of the  Nova Zembla were reported safe on  board the Ecliryse, but thc crew of fourteen men belonging to the Perseverance  were all lost. A generation ago whalers went north ever" year from most  poTts of the 500 mi es r.f coast from  London to Peterhead. Now the entire  fleet is centred at Dundee nnd counts  only four ships, the Active, Eclipse,  Diana and Balaena. Wreck and sale  have brought it to its present small  proportions. For many years the whaling industry has been on thc wane, and,  "although" items' neen"-fmmd'-remunera--  five to fit out annually the existing vessels, the commercial prospects were not  such as tn encourage the building of new  ones. The total catch for the season  is approximately :���������Diana, 5 whales,  4 1-2 tons of bone and 75 tons of oil ;  Eclipse, 5 whales, 3 1-2 tons of bone and;  '60 tons of oil ; Balnena, (540 whit*  whales ; Active, as reported, one-hiihT  ton of bone, being the produce of the  fishing station at Hudson Strait. The  season's operations will pay very well.  Whalebone at the moment is quoted at  $11,250 a ton. and present circumstances  point to a rising market. Tlie stocks  in the United States arc estimated not  to exceed 7.000 pounds, and any additions to the total that mar yet be made  are unlikely to affect thc short supply.  Easy to be Punctual.  If punctuality is a virtue of Kings  and Queens it.is "occasionally made very  easy for them, says an Knglish newspaper. Thus when the Queen of Kng-  land went the other night to the Drury  Lane Theatre to see thc melodrama she  wanted to be ori time, and had to be at  the theatre by 3. As royalty never  dines until that hour, she went without  having had her dinner, and so did the  members of her suite who accompanied  her. But she got her dinner and saw  the beginning of thc. play as well. He-  tween the first and second acts dinner  was served in the retiring room nt the  rear of the royal box. As that in a  spacious apartment, considering its use,  dinner may be enjoyed there with oven  comfort enough to satisfy royalty. Thus  is punctuality made easy for monnrehs.  "What is your impression of society ?"  asked   the   old;time   friend.  "Well," answered Mr. Qoldpurse, "I  wouldn't like to have you mention it to  mother or tho girls.-vbut my impression  is that society is a place where a ninn  who has worked his. way up in the  world Irom nothing to a million is likely lo get sneered nt because he can't  play ping-pong."���������Tit Biti,  *Tt>ie  great  an* eomplwatee  ergaii-  wttion a populous    and energetic New  York parish," says The Nsw York Sun,  "has become is illustrated in the *yeai  books'  or  annual   reports of  Episcopal  churches like Grace, St. Bartholomew's  and St. George's.    It has developod into   a   machine,   religious,   philanthropic  and social, in the running of which ia  steadily  engaged an army  of workers,  clerical and lay, and the expenditure ot  money required to keep  it going is ns  great ns that which is laid out on  the  government     of     a  considerable   town.  Take for example, the last 'year book'  of  St.   George's   Church   in   Stuyvcsant  Square.    Besides  the  rector,   the  Kcv.  Dr.  Kainsford  (formerly of St.   James'  Cathedral,   Toronto),   the   clerical 'staff  includes   four  assistants.       Then  come  deaconesses and n large body of volunteer lay workers.   So vast is the volume  of details  that the rector, requires  the  aid of a skilful  and  industrious secretary, for he is like the President or Superintendent of n great railroad company  or  trust.     Tho  number  of  'souls who  claim union with this church,' the rector  reports, is 8,290, and they are 'scattered all over Manhattan Island and outlying districts.' The majority of them,  however, are residents within the bounds  of the parish or in the neighborhood of  it, for 3,468 live' between Kast Eleventh  and East Twentieth streets, St. George's  being situated nt East Sixteenth street.  It is a district of thc town which seemed unfavorable to thc growth of a great  Protestant   parish.     When  Dr.   Rains-  ford came to St.   George's in 1883  the  parish   was  falling  away.     'There   was  only a handful of people in attendance  on  the  old church.'    The character of  the neighborhood had changed from  .a  fashionable district nnd the population  of it had increased accordingly.   A like  transformation  has  taken  place  in  the  character of the parishioners during Dr.  llainsford's    rectorship.    Out of    more  than eight thousand of them, less than  six hundred live in private houses, while  more than five-thousand are inhabitants  of tenements,  about one thousand live  in boarding houses and another  thousand in flats, apartments and hotels.  "In the twenty years of Dr. HainS'  ford's rectorship the. aggregate of" the  collections nnd contributions of money  for conducting tlie. parish and its activities and for building and endowment  has been $2,254,543. Tlie total of these  was last year nearly one hundred thousand dollars. But Dr. Rainsford is not  satisfied. He wants the endowment to  be increased so ns to yield at least  $40,000 a year in addition, 'to help meet  fixed charges and1 provide repairs, etc.,  in our church and' extensive plant.' St.  George's Church is- open daily for meditation and private prayer from 8- in tht  morning to 5 in the- afternoon, and  there are services-every dhv, at alloi  which the scats are free.. The communion is celebrated1 on- Sunday nt 8 in  thc morning, on Thursday at noon, on  the first Sunday of each'month at 11  and on saints' days at 0' in the morning,  and on the third Sunday of the month  at 9 in the evening-.. During the last  year there were 103'baptisms,. 25-adults  and 138 children, 8* marriages- and 93  burials. The -whole number of'regular  communicants was- about 2.500; and the  average attendance at the 154 celebrations of Holy Communion was 107,  by far 'the greatest average- number being at the monthly Communion, 327.  The total number of confirmations was  206, about equally divided' between males-  and females. Tfiere were 2,3T2 scholars-  ori the books of-' the Sunday school.  "To show the multiplicity of the activities of this parish we will give a list of  them :���������Choir GammitteCj. Chancel Committee, Church- Decoration Committee,  Deaconess House; Memorial House,  erected in memory of Mr. and Mrs.  diaries Tracy.v Brotherhood of St. Andrew, Men's. Club. Women's Missionary  Association, Young People's Missionary  Association, Gliufch Periodical Club,  Girls' Trionesly Society. King's Daughters, St. Augustine League, Poor Fund,  CaTe of the- Sick, Groeery Department,  Clothing and- Tailoring Department, Employment Society, Helping Hand, Mothers' Meeting, Seaside Work, Free Circulating Library, Young- Married Women's  Society, Battalion Clnb. Boys* Industrial  Trade School, Sewinjr School, Golden G.,  Dramatic Society, Kindergarten, Gymnasium,. Galisthenie Class, Cooking Class,  Basket Weaving Class, Drawn-work  Class, Dressmaking Class, Millinery  Class, Recreation Clnss, Penny Provident  Pund; Mother's ClasB.  ^.^St. Oeorgc's, in this multiplicity of  its. religious' aiid philanthropic^activi--  ties, is only a type of a great Episcopal parish of New York nt, this time.  Irt is a marvellous development, and it  has taken place almost wholly during  the last twenty years. A New York  Episcopal rector has become the director,  the superintending engineer of n complicated system of machinery, a man of  affairs and not a mn of tlie cloister. He  must have the 'Uin'if'cations of remarkable administrative ability, and he must  be supported, first, J>y a clerical staff  assiduous in their Inh'ors tinder his direction, and, second, by a large body of  lay workers and contributors upon whom  he can rely for sclf-r-aerificing services or  liberal pecuniary contributions. They  must all show tfreir faith by their works.  Such is the Episcopal parish at the beginning of. the twentieth century. To  what further, development will it be  brought twenty years'"-/..hence! :Dr..  Rainsford speaks ns if the: work, of St..  George's was only in its beginning."  HGraSeKEEPER'S CHAPTER-  JafcfMllae Thlnxs Thut the *\������*<< H������������n������.  Wlro Will Km4 anil Trent ny.-  INDOWS are open' n������w' all  day, and notwithstanding  great care, dust Is bound' to'  settle on everything. The piano  is the one piece of furniture-,  that should be specially cared  for. Many piano owners havo ntvor'  learned how to protect their instru-  onentR properly. Keep a space of ton  or twelve inches between thc p'.nno  and the wall. That will improve tho  tone, and the Instrument will l.o  safer from dampness and changes of  temperature. Never put books, music  or bric-a-brac on a piano. That deadens the tone and cftcn causes unpleasant rattling.  Whon the keys grow yellow the?  ������hay he cleaned by being carefully  rubbed with a very fine sandpaper.  Another way is to dilute nitric acid  in soft water, half an ounce of acid  to five' ounces of water. Apply to tha  keys by rubbing well with a brush.  Then wipe every key carefully v.'l'.U  a flannel dipped In clean water. Ac  cording to a wholesale furniture dealer, the best furniture polish is mat'.a  of one-third alcohol and two-thirtl3  s-weet oil. Apply tho polish with a  soft cloth and then rub dry with another one.  A Rich Island.  In an address to thc Geographical Society of Brisbane, Mr. Jl. U. Maguire.  who spent two years in the country  making official surveys, said nothing can  prevent British New Guinea from becoming one of the richest islands in the  world. ft comprises every range of  temperature, every class of soil nnd has  a splendid, regular rainfall, fine rivers  and numbers of excellent natural harbors. While gold is likely to be the  economic backbone of the colony there  are also many thousands of acres on  which rubber trees arc thriving, the ag  ricultitral possibilities are large and.  though the pastoral country is small, it  is equals to the finest in thc world, and  its grass is so nourishing that the entile brought to tho coast settlements are  almost loo fat for market. Thousand*  of ncres along the ; rivers are admirably adapted for .agriculture.' Only thc  fringe of the gold-bearing country tins  been touched ; there U-'still i.iifii in-  Urior, silent'and unknown, atrjlttp^ '.he  pioneer nnd prospector;  BATHTUBS NEED ATTENTION.  It a bathtub lias part of its enamel  Tvorc. off It Is. hard' to keep clean. U is  very easy, however; to re-enariiel an  old tub at slight expense/ Scrub it  firBt with a strong solution of scefn !n  ���������water. When perfectly dry apply tin  first coat of enamel.. Allow this twi  days in which UP dry; and t'.icn r"'"S  on the second coat After drying' for  twenty-four hours fill the tub wfc'.i  cold water and let' this stand si.:  hours. Empty, dry thoroughly aiU.  add the third coat of paint-  There are several'ways to clean e.t  inamelled tub. One that fcV easy a-.il  quick is to pour some benzine on'.'s  cloth, scour tho bathtub' well' wit'r.  this, and then wash with' water cni  soap. Another method Is tb take a,  heaping tablespoonful of kitchen salt,.  ���������wet It with turpentine and' scour' t.*������  *athtub with this. Then:rub car felly with a clean cloth'. Cant'on It  needed In trying this planto' so? thai  the tub Is perfectly dry before tha  salt and turpentine .mixture-is- uec.1-  '��������� FOR A QUICK BREAKFAST: ,-.  First serve any good fruit that mar  ne in ths market. At many'seasons-  of tho year an ^orange, cut in." lialvfrs,.  Is appetising, iust now smaV!" fi'u'.t",,  melons, etc., are in fevor.' Eollov/'  ���������with oatmeal porridge and" creva;  Bacon, sliced veryy thin,- Is: epiickly'  cooked through, and may be served,  ���������with egg on toast. A bit of "marmalade and. a cup of milk, tea-oBrcoffra  completes a breakfast that'atphyrt-  eian of merit declares is fit .too-set bft.  fore anyoody.  TO WASH BLACK SATIN:  Do not discard a black satin gown,  simply because it grows limp ���������ami'rutty. It can be made quite new? again  by sponging the material on -the- riirb.';  side with equal quantities of'splriU.  or wine and water. Rub not acros-;,.  but down the fabric. Rub' hard' ani.  wet tho cloth wall. While still damp..  Iron It on the wrong side.-. Av good  wash for satin is also made- or soap  and water and a few drops- ef am--  monia. Wash well on the right' ai3o>  and iron on the wrong side..-.  PASTE THIS IN  THE 'KITCHETf.'  A pinch of bicarbonate of" 6tida wilt  prevent a quart of milk fronvi turning-  in hot -weather, unless left: too-- long,  without ice.  Give your bread plenty of'time bnt'i  for rising and baking. The secret of:  good bread making is n^v.ex- to. be lit  a hurry.  When macaroni or-barley- or-ver������  ffllcelli is used as a garnish, in soup tt  ehould first he "' partialis? boiled in  plain water to get rid'.of any outcitto  impurities. This is., tao> often neglected.  In using arrowroot-for-the thickening of gravies, etc.v it should always  be mixed smooth witlfr cold water Li  a cup and stirred'welt'. This is to  prevent it from caking; In. the bottom  of the cup.  Tlie Homo ltcnutiriit. ,-'  ��������� rA hay window Affords the opportunity for decorative^ notions. The recessed window suggests a low acat ruir-  nlng round It; upholstered In iirtls is  tapestry and; framed with curtains of  harmonious- coloring. It is easy, at  the cost ofr little; thought, to prodiuo  something picturesque if we have tlio  chiorf material! ready to our hand;  In a large roo-rn-an ordinary window  -was so cleverly treated by a you..c  housekeeper that In effect It was "recessed." This effect was gained by aa  archway which stood out at a distance of; about two feet from the win.  dow, the -sides being' shut " in with  Screens, and with palms In tall stands-  and a seat being arrangad beneath  /the' window.  Another way of ."recessing" Is bj  Means of two brass arms jutting out  from the wall, one arm on either side*  these connected in f-romt by a brasB  pole, hung with curtains draped-at  each side. Curtains should also: hang  from the side arms and shut In the  (Window.   Finish with a window seat.  Tlio llrl|ilnl Cilrl.  The helpful girl is a great factor in.  any homo. It 1b rather better to bo  the helpful daughter than the amazingly accomplished one. Everybody  loves the helpful girl. ; When your-  head aches It Is the helpful girl who  runs to get tho smelling"'"'salts' and,  coolest plliow for you. When' thera  is to be company for dinner the nelp-  ful girl comes forward like a little  captain and puts her shoulder to ths  -wheel. As she busily lilts about-tho  dining room a sense of rest comes to  yoii, for you feel certain that sho will  make things appear to their very  best advantage. She brings out from  bidirig*-b'Its of'china aiid glass 'you  had Entirely forgotten about and  puts the odd dishes to some noyel a ad  fcandy use. ,.   ������������������   ���������-  YOLfitlDE CUSTOWSi-       i  ������������������w ������������������������ Bar Is Observed Is' HafV  Cosntrlea. I  In England1 in the early Anglo-SaxoH  days ChrlBtmdR was celebrated with"  almost saturnalias revelries, the lorda"  of misrule holding  : full sway, but the  flrst breath of Purl*-  rnnism scorched tha  zoul of the reveler*, ���������  and It became a heinous offonso to so rejoice nnd bo merry. The year lOJli saw the abolishment of nil saints' days, and those who  observed the "three grand festivals of  Christmas, Enstcr and Whitsuntide,  were heavily lined." With the r- to-  ratiorr n sad countenance was n- ��������� c a  premium, but rather a merry and  all the- observances ot thev       -tlval .  days were revived; ,  In old' Seville and tbe other beautiful cltlesof Spain Christmas- Ib- largely,  an out of door celebration. The Anglo-  Saxon ldea'of henrth,  and home is- foreign  to the Latlir temperr  ament, and1 the gracious climate lends  itself to al' fresco*"  merrymaking. All Is movement, colctr,  tumult, dance and song. Tho great  -plazas arc kaleidoscopes of" .human  movement. The cathedrals and church-  .es arc thronged. Piety and'gayetj  mingle.  Inspired by the ancient poetical:  thought of cheering the Virgin during;  tbe pangs of maternity, young men and'  ^ maidens throng on'  Christmas eve be*  i fore her shrines UV  ' Italy and play apoS'  <th������>lr guitars and'  mandolins, singing  songs of praise. It is their part, too,  to decorate tbe beautiful old churches -  most profusely, a loving' service at  which they spend the. greater part of  the night, refreshed 'by a collation aft*  er midnight mass. i  In  Germany  Germany is the land! ef Santa Olatti,-  the- home, of the beautiful legend of  Kris Kringl'e, which is- m corruption of  Christ Kindlcln, or ^  Christ Child. While  the good child finds  Its little stocking,  laden with Kris  Krlngle's gifts,.the  naughty child finds nothing bnt a blrdf  rod: placed there by the avenging Pela-  nlcbot (St. Nicholas with the for). Bach  an experience makes the- small victim  .intensely miserable.  ' '-'��������� ;���������?{���������  tn Australia Christmas-comes during  the midsummer seasoni.. Tbe mercufy,  may register 100 degrees-'or more. "Fani*  - lllesv: Instead of be*  Ing.- united, 'are <H������  vlded; for this Is the  timoof <be long vacation. "Still. - Emg-  ������������������ lisb traditions are  preserved. Plum pudding is tbe dee*  ���������ert and holly the decoration. Moreover, the Australians have a decoration of their own���������a crimson flowering  shrub which they call* Christmas bush  and which.bloom's only In December.   .  HIS FIRST CHRISTMAS TRER  I dess 'ey'������ not a boy. in town  'M.'m luckier 'on me,   :        ;   /,   .  Tsiise mamma ehc jus! let me hare  My flrrtsus TriBmos-taee, " -.'���������'  An' I don't want no dinner met  - No Buppcr, too, atauae  * I jus' et up a rooster, an*  I et my bearses paws!  I hate to eat nice roosters, but -  .    'Ey'g candy, don't you ece?  Alt' UT fellers owns what's oa  ���������Eir  Flrstsus  Trismus-���������-- *  Treel  I foun' six candy ehkkens, aa'       -   '������  Blmeby 1 fount' a hen.  'At ben had candy leathers ohl   ���������  It tasted good, an' nen   '  ���������aliem chickens, bad bo xnptTder,- an* *  1 thought what will they dot  I thought an' thought an' thought, aa' WK  1 et them chickens tool  An' nen I played my drum, in' pa  Says, "Stop 'at rowl" says he.  Oan't UT fellers play what'* aa  ., ,   'Sit ,.......,.,..-        .  ^^.---^.J__. Slrsleiis - -'.  '���������'- -'���������..11   Trismus   -.-'  TreeJ.  'An' nenili lboked aroun' an' looked.  An' nen I says, "What alls  'At funny lookln' fllyphant,'  Tau<e he has got two tallsT1  One on each end he had, an' nen  I et tbe btggCB' one.  I dess 'at clljplmnl was glad,  Al&use when 1 was dono  Be looked like be was sayin', "PleAM,  Eat up a rest of mcl"  411, ET fellers minds what'* on  ���������Elr  -   Flrstsus  Trismus  Treel  I thought I'd cat some candled,"too,  But 'cy didn't taste Jus' right;  I dess 'cy on'y taste good whea  It's dark an' late at nlghll  An' nen a rabbit's car 1 tried.  An' nen 1 says: "See heril  Tou bos' ]us' eat 'at rabbit, too,  Atause it wants its earl"   - -"  Mow, rabbitses 'ey want 'eir, cars, ,'  'At's very plain to see.  An' UT fellers helps wbkt'a on  'Eir  Flrstsus  Trismus  Txcel  Bo I don't want no dinner ne*   -  No supper, an' 1 dess  I won't want any brcakfnss, tiuae    -  I got to take a res'I  'Ey's taggers, an' 'cy's Homes, ,  An* nen 'ey's noptorn, too, \  An' gingerbread 1   I don't know whejt  I ever will, get frewl __      *J  I dess 'ey's not a boy In town^" "~i,*  'At's luckier 'an me,  Tause UT fellers owns watt's on  ���������Elr  Firstsus  Trismus/'.' ,*,,  Treel ,'';  ���������Baltimore Amerfosa,  Pleasant Slisitzilce.  Walkin' beneath thc mistletoe may,  be a mistake on the part uv a young  lady, but I can assure her it is likely,-  tew be a very pleasant one.  1  ���������r. ���������,���������}-  .--V-  F-    ������  j- y  MlUnUM  hiwi" ii'ir  =TKe Moonstorve:  ���������=Sphir,x���������  By lira. C. N. WIIUaBMi,  Author el " A ������M at Im Neple," Ete.  She was 111 now, and  not likely to  leave her room tor ten days or a fortnight.    Iileamvhile,   Miss   Gray  might  have the wig- 1f she would take It; and  as   Miss   Gray's  "make-up"   box  had  been left In her dresslns-room at thc  Thespian Theater with    many   other  thVngs that were hers, Miss Gray was  at liberty to use Clara's, which had not  done   duty since the pantomime   last  year.   Miss Gray mifrht make up with  a wlsr and grease paints to look quite  different from herself; and then, I������ any  prying eyes spied her through door' or  window, she would never be associated  with the young; lady who had run away  Trom the Thespian.  CJara's advice was taken, to a cer-  . tain extant.    "Winifred  did   wear  the  wlgr and blackened  the    soft natural  darkneas of her brows and lashes to  give the same somewhat startling contrast presented by Miss Purdy's own.  Seeing her so, a stranger but casually  acquainted with    Clara's    appearance  might, after a fleeting glimpse of her,  go away and -say that he had seen Mrs.  Purdy'a daughter.  A day or two passed, and 'Winifred  remained closely in hiding. Accounts  from the theater were satisfactory.  Suspicion was not turned towards Mrs.  Purdy or Mrs. Purdy'a house, and  Winifred had so far some cause for  satisfaction. Nevertheless, she was  restless and utterly miserable.  It wu dreadful to be living on charl-  , ty, with jvo present prospect of being  able to repay the debt of gratitude she  owed, and the girl chafed under her  bin den of humiliation.  One of tho first things -she* had done  ,-ifter finding sanctuary at the house in  Salt street was to write a letter to her  mother. Even to do that =he had been  obliged to beg paper and a" postage  stamp.  It had been a difficult letter to write,  because Mrs. Gray's state was still critical, in so far that the least excitement might induce a relapse. Something she had to_be told. lest strange  tumors might reach and distress her;  but "Winifred had weighed "each word  as she set it down on paper. She explained that unfortunately she had had  .i-"miaunderstanding -with the management," and at the last'.moment thrown  over the pait of Maztppa. which she  had felt she could'not play according  to their requirements.'- .They, had been  angry, threatening legal -proceedings^'  and at present she "did .not wish her  - ^whereabouts to be'known. Her dear  v^o-Tie must not worry, but Instead of letting the nurse write, or scrawling a  few pcndil lines herself to the theater,  - 'she/must, address ,Mlss  \V.  Graliam,  ��������� Poste Restante,r Brighton. _ And"'then'  -;- she begged that a word or "two might  '-" be sent to her soon. But no word came,  ��������� though' -Hope Newcome called, at the  ,'. post-office twice a day.' "       ~  r.     "Winifred  grew desperately anxious.  .She longed to telegraph  to  the head  ���������-��������� nurse of the "home" where her mother  was, hut she  had not 'a pejiiny;   and  ' though she often tiled to find courage  enough to ask tor a loan, she invariably failed at the last moment.  The Purdys were' very poor.. They  had nothing save what they' could  earn, and Clara had not been a breadwinner for many weeks. It was. bad  ; enough to be wearing their clothes and  eating their bread, without borrowing  their hard-won shillings.  But, though the girl could keep silence, she could not hide .the fever of  anxiety in her eyes." Hope Newcome  saw It there, and asked her straight  out. what was the matter." Was she  not" comfortable? "Was she in a great  , iiunry' to bring her short stay In this  poor little house���������so unworthy of her���������  to an end? Above all, was-there anything that he could do? \  She did not dream of what he was  already doing. She d-id not know that  his long absences from the house were  all for money-getting, that little delicacies might be bought to tempt her  appetite, or a bunch of flowers to bring   a_ fleeting smile to her. face.  . .   fio she-answered���������thit-he-could-do.  nothing.   Sho waa only rather worried  et not hearing from nor mother, who  was ill at a nursing home In London.  "Why don't you telegraph?" he wild.  "Winifred flushed, and did not answer.  Then  he knew  what he  had  already  euspected. He had posted the letter she  }iad sent to 'Mrs. Gray, and though he  had not meant to look, had accidentally  seeii the number of the house in Wel-  beck street, and had since been unable  to forget it.  He hesitated for a while, and then  went out, having made up his mind.  Three hours later he brought hoirie a  telegram addressed to, 'Miss "W. Gra-  -1mm, Chief '-Post-Office. Brighton."  . "Mrs. Gray had relapse, unable to  read or write letters!" the girl lead  with a side throbbing of the heart.  "We hope no cause for serious alarm.  Now we have address will write same  .when further news."       ��������� ' ,,  This message was signed by the head  ciurse, and for'a few minutes,  In her  grief and terror,,Wlnlfied had no time.  to  wonder how or why it had  come.  6he looked upon the    telegram   as a  t.-ould recognize my voice "tn surging,  which nobody here could do. And I  can sing. I can really. Once I hoped  to be a singer Instead of an actress,  but that was long ago. I haven't had  time for singing lately. Hut I shall do  well enough for the street."  She was sorry for those last words of  all the Instant they were uttered, lest  his feelings, since he sang in the street,  should be hurt. But if they were, his  mrnner and face kept the secret. He  did not seem to think of himself at all,  but only of her. It would be Impossible  that she should do what she proposed,  ha said. It was not to be- thought ot  for a moment.  But Winifred did think of it; and the  metre she thought the more practicable  -seemed the idea. She had no fear of  being recognized In Clara Purdy's  clothes, mask, a--d wig; and neither  Lionel Macalre nor any member of the  "M izeppa" company had ever heard  her alng. Indeed, no one whose presence she need fear in Brighton would  know her singing voice.  Hope Newcome made money enough  to tide him oyer a crisis in hi> financial  affairs; why should not sh- ? Surely  there was no disgrace in trying to ecrn  an honest living, and this seemed the  only road open to her.'She would think  of It, and talk of It, and insist, despite  her new friend's protestations, until at  last he began to understand that she  would be better in health and happier  In mind If she were allowed to have  her own way.  He consented to take her with him;,  and, quite as excitfed'as she had ever  been on a first night in a new part,  she lifted up her voice^to sing in the  public street, accompanied by Hope  Kewoomo's banjo.  The pair attracted quite a. crowd,  and when the masked man h -Id out his  banjo afterwards a ..shower of small  silver and coppers wont clinking In.  At homo later they counted their takings, and found that they had made  six shillings. This wa-s unusual luck,  and Newcome attributed it entirely to  the charm of Winifred's voice. He  genei-ally averaged two-shillings, he  said; and, of course, this was all hers,  every pijiiny Of it.  But Winifred would-not listen to such  arguments. They -.were partners or  nothing. She - would "not touch the  money unless he would 'take half. Seeing anger In her eyes Newcome had to  yield. And after this they went out together every day.  Winifred's eyes, - shadowed by her  mask, roamed hither and thither as she  stood singing In the King's road or in  less, Important thoroughfares. . '''Once  thty-were'near-a large hoarding which  had displayed a poster ot ."Mazeppa,"  ,,but everything was torn awey save a  ���������v6lt of colored' paper at the top, and  halt the name at the bottom.  Winifred could scarcely bear to look  at this, fearing' that the poster might  have been one of the dreaded c_nes, and  th.pt Hope Newcome might have seen  it In all Its horror before some kind  ��������� hand had torn it down.  She did not evan guess whose hand  had served her���������not only in this one Instance, but in many others. Newcome,  however, could have told if he would;  though he would probably have died by  slow torture rather than.speak at all of  those vile paper desecrations, save with  murmured profanity under his breath.  Winifred looked, too, for faces trom  the theater; but not one did she chance  to see until, late one afternoon, Lionel  Macalre had.-passed her by w.thout a  glance. Then had come tlie episode of  the light which had been begun to  save her mask from being torn aside  by rude fingers. She had rushed away,  adjured by Newcome, and had not been  there to see the millionaire when he returned.  She had her reasons for not wishing  It known that she and Lionel Macalre  were acquaintances. Ho-pe Newcome  had given a promise that his dealings  wlrli-tho-man_should_reniain_a:_yoci-et;  and so It was that Fate beg. n to play  a pretty game of oroess-purp ses between the r-an and tne girl Wio called  each otl.^r "partners."  Jon-f-delayed answer to the letter sho  had sent her mother. But when she  grew calmer she realized that this  could hardly be, and guessed what  Hope Newcome must have done.  He had taken a liberty, perhaps,.but  r U was not hard to'forglv'e him, especially when, being accused,-he admitted  his guilt, looking fhamed and unhappy,  his eyes wistful as he -begged her par-  "don. 5  After this Winifred grew somewhat  ftiore confidential with him, confeissliig  thai she had great need of money. She  must earn some beTore she could try to  steal quietly away from Brighton; or  pay'tha debt w)il||h she felt was Increasing with every day that she lingered at the little house In Salt street.  "Why  shouldn't 1 go out with you  CHAPTER XXV.  The "Jewel in the Toad's Head.  Hope Newcome had g-uessed Winifred's difficulties without being told,  for his mind was sensitized by his passionate love for the girl, and her  thoughts, as they passed through "her  brain, seemed often* to print themselves  upon his. If he had not engaged! himself to go Jto London and tiain for the  'coming event, .which might men ev-  better than medicine; and she begs that  you will accept the enclosure as ' a  Rllg-ht tribute of admiration."  .To this'sheet ot papsr Newcome had  pinned bank-notes for . twenty-five  pounds, and had hardly been able to  wait In patience until the letter had  been delivered at the house by the  postman.  Winifred's surprise and bewilderment  were quite vivid enough to satisfy his  boyish eager anticipations; but he had  to put forth all hi-s powers of argument and persuasion Ibefore she would  entertain the Idea of using the money.  What could she do with it else? he  urged. As she did not know the name  of the sender she could1 not possibly  return the( present. Why not, then,  consider the gift providential, .-believing that the thought had been put in  somebody's head for the purpose of  enabling her to go to the mother who  needed her? It seemed to hhii that her  course was clear; eveny other road was  blocked.  After her bitter experiences Winifred  was inclined to be fearful and easily  suspicious. She did not for an instant  think of her "partner" as the mysterious benefactor, because, as far aa she  knew, he waa ne. ilv as poor as her-  )/ self. But she did mink ot Lionel Ma-  caire, a.sklng herself if he could have  found out where she was hiding, and  be firing another mine to explode under her feet by and by.  At last, however, the temptation to  accept the goods given (by the gods  was too strong for her. She Imagined  her. mother dying, calling in vain for  the daughter who was kept away by a  mere scruple. She remembered tb^e d-eibt  she still owed to Sir Dig-by Field, and  at the nursing home; and she decided  that it would be wo. e than folly to  let the money, which c- uld do so much.  He Idle. If evil came from tt in the future, v.hy, the future must take care of  itself.  Having once come to this resolve, she  grew quite reckless, for five-and-twen-  t<y pounds seemed so much for her lo  own after those days when she had  been looking with respect' on every  halfpenny. She gave Mrs. Purdy and  Clara a present, and very shyly begged  Hope Newcome to let her-lend him a  few aovoreigns.  This offer had Us humorous side,  since the money she was pre-ssing  upon him was In reality all his; but  Newcome received It with a perfectly  grave -face. He was on the point ot  telling her that he needed notJVn-j and  would take nothing, when sudden'y hi  had an idea which struck him as brilliant.  "That's awfully good of you." . he  said, "and I will borrow a sovereign���������I  realliy don't want more���������on one- condition, and one only."  "What is that?" a=ked Winifred.  "Well, you see, we've b^en pirtners,  and nothing I hope can ever make U3  fee! like strangers to each otherCagatn.  And so I can take this mi icy freely  from <you7 if you'll promise me that, in'  case "you should be a little down on  your luck at any time, and 1 was flush,  you'd let me lend you something���������  somethingreally worth while ��������� Just  supposing, you .know, that -I could well  afford It."    ���������     . .'5.  ,  Such a contingenciy seemed at present rather remote, and so for the pleasure of lending him" a' pound to-day  Winifred pledged herself to his condition for,~other days to" come, '  That evening ahe let him see her'off  at the station, and he stayed in Brighton for the night (instead of going  straight to town to besln, work with  hils spar-ring partner In preparation for  the coming contest), solely "for the jo=y  of receiving a letter which Winifred  had promised to write. .  Next morning the letter came.' She  had written It before going to bed, In"  the flat which had once been such a  dear home,to her and tho little mother.  Mrs. Gray's relapse had been caused  by some baa news about her pon, so  the girl wrote, though she did not tell  what the nature of the news had been;  but the nurses hoped for the best, and  Winifred thought that the sight of her  might do her mother good. She was  not alone at tlie flat, she went on to  say; her brother Dick waa with her,  having come to town only a few days  before. And, thanks to Winirred's new ���������  riches, they should get on coi itortably  tor a while till "something tun d up."  Of-cour.se, as they had had such sharp  reverses" of "fortune, the flat was now  much too expensive for them; but they  had it on their hands till it could be  sub-let, and so they rulgha better live  In It than go elsewhere. If Mr. New-  come came to town while Dick was  with her she hoped that he would call  upon his late "partner" and her brother ���������- ���������-  ���������Hope-Nowcome thought this the_most  delightful .letter "that had ever been  written or received; and It went Into  the pocket nearest hlo heart, where lay  certain documents ot a veny different  character ��������� docu.nents- which had  brought him to England.  Then he wrote to Winifred, telling her  that suddenly-arranged, business was  calling him to London, and that he  should be only too happy to call upon  h������r ir sht would let him. When this"  letter hadbeen sent off'lve went to see-  Macalre at the -Metropole, to Fay that  he was leady for work; -but Macalre  was engaged, and he -was,kept waiting.  As a matter of fact," the millionaire,  was at that moment closeted with* a  calro-was to be so proiound a secret, j Wjss Gray nad retuinea t0 h(!r ���������at near  Newcome waa joyous at the prospsct i Bryanstorl squar&, where she had  of Winifred's departure to London. I joined her torothir quite op,n]y., alul  Even If he did not see hot- theie for i nad gone ,v!th him t0 tne n,uriInc; horrie  many a day to come it would.be some- ,n WeIbeck street, whore the Another  thing, to feel that she was not far lay ���������,_ t0 enquil6 arL������r" the invalid's  away. " '-health.   "  Not only did he advise her to go as | -where she had been hiding mean-  soon as possible to her mother, but, wn���������e ha<1 not yet transp!l.edi al,a j,la.  when he had received tho fifty pounds j caire nad some sa,.casUe comments to  promised in advance, trom Macaue, he i make upon nIa emp]oyer.is methods.  sent half the sum anonymously to When hs hafl ser). the aeteclive away  Winified.   , he saw Newcome, and told him that'he  Just how he should do this had' been (himself  and   8in������7"  ������he  suddenly   Hashed   at I paper,  saving:  him.    "In these clothes, with  this wig  of Clara Purdy's nnd a mask like yours.  It   would   bo   Impossible   for   my   own  mother to  know  me  caoept  that slio  a puzzle. She would not take money  from him, that waa certain. He could  not forare a letter from the girl's .mother, or from the brother of'Whom Fiie  had spoken rather sadly oace or twice.  And no friend of hers was supposed to  know her present whereabouts.  , But, after much thinklrfg, he hit upon  an Idea, which he at oacc proceeded lo  work out. He addtcs^d an envelope  In a ftigued hand to J-The^Youns Lidy  Singer In the Mas';," 1.1 'S.tlt stret-t,  l!iifrhton. In tha sf. ne cro.mpsd writing he penned a fefl .lines o.. a- sheet of  MTWs is from nn Invalid, Dlessad In  this world's goods, who, ijy'.ng whe^kd  In her bath chair along the paraO.-:. has  lica.rU you .sing favoilte songs of her  childhood In your swiset vole*. The  p'lcasura" you havo given her has o������-������"  was ready to return to town.  He had run down to Brighton for a  few days by the sea, as he didn't care'  to go abroad'this year, but after all,  London w?js best; and they might make  the journey together, if Ncvcome  diked.  All this seemed veiy good-natured  and unaffected; for Nowconie's cloth-  ins, although not as confpicuou.-) as  that In which he had called upon,  Cvirge Anderson at the Duke "f Clarence's, was shabby at host; and liand-  Kome and well set up as tiis wearer  ���������w.ts, many men in M-acnirc's position  might not have caicd to have Mm for  a tr.-u.-Hug compnnlcu.  3.1acai;e had hl.i or.-n rr-cclal car,  made after ivn. American model, and it  ���������was to accompany htm Jn this gorgeous  conveyance  that Newcome found  himself invited."   The  millionaire .was  taciturn'at first, appearing'to be absorbed '   in      singularly      -engrossing  thoughts, the gruesome, glazed skin on  his forehead twitching nervously from  time  to  time;   but after a while  his  mood completely changed.   He talked  rapidKy, and even picturesquely, about  sporting matters In general, and boxing  in particular, seeming- vastly keen upon  the subject.    He described Joe 'Nash,  otherwise Joey the Kid, advising and  warning Newcome ot the best way to  "tackle"   so   wary  and   formidable  a  customer;   and  then  drifted  into talk  of   the  Stock Exchange,   growing  almost confidential  at  last,    describing'  some of his own early successes, and  Illustrating   the  inaxilm   that   "money  makes   money."    He  had   had  but  a  moderate   fortune   to   start   with,  he  said, scarcely thirty thousand pounds;  but he had been ambitious, and he had  had Ideas.   At the age ot twenty-eight  or thirty he had made up his mind exactly as to what he wanted iji life, and  determined to get It.    He had speculated, and  been phenomenally  lucky,  and the result had been���������well, he would  not 3ay how much, but all the money  was  ever  likely   to want.     Then  he  deigned to describe one or two of his  flrst great coups,  and  Newcome listened with attention.  Only a short time ago he had not  been conscious of high worldly ambitions. H������ had always been poor, had  even known great hardships since  reaching manhood, and he had expected to remain poor. If he could accomplish the one task to which a beloved  woman had solemnly dedicated his life  he had thought that he would be satis-  fled. Afterwards It would not matter  so much what happened to him, though  no doubt he would rub on acmefiow  well enough when he went back to the  States, whcie he was known and could  get something decent to do.  But now all was, suddenly changed.  He was In love, arid he wanted "Winifred Gray more than he had dreamt It  was possible if or a'.man to want anything. Ambition'awoke with the prospect of the strange adventure in which  he was engaging. . Talk of moneiy interested him. .His heart quickened at  the story told by Macalre, And though  his faee betrayed nothing, soeming  e~ven Indifferent as ho listened without  any particular expression to lhe tale of  ho'w a man, beginning at an age not  much greater than his own, had  grasped fortuna,-:he missed not one de-  tail~~of a. single* anecdote. Macalre,  though he fancied himself a studnnt of  character, would have 'been surprised  could he have seen into Hope New-  come's mind.  When -the millionaire was tired of  telling of his suecc-ses and how they  had been made, he turned the conversation to the duties of rich men. He  did not pose as a dispen&er of charily,  he remarked. That sort of thing he  left to the fellows -who wanted to get-  on the so������t side of the princesses and  work for titles. As for him, he thought  knighthoods positively vulgar, they  smelt of soap, beer, or groceries, and  baronetcies weren't much better, unless  a chap -was- Iborn to them. c  "I shouldn't sleep of nights If I didn't  feel I  wa3  doing  some  good  in .the  world," he exclaimed, .with the well-executed air of frankness which thoee who  knew   'him    Intimately -rcc0S"'.*:ed   ax  on^celas leading up to something���������something tor which they had better keep  their eyes open.   "But I don't go in for  charity in a lump���������the    kind    that's  meant .to get into tho papers; presents  of Christmas turkeys to flfHy thousand  poor people, or endowing hospitals, or  giving gold plate "to cathedrals.   I like  to  help'Individuals,  not  the    regular  'slummers,' though it's well enough~;td  look after them, too, tout people' "who  have had.hard luck, and want just n.  'hand-tip' out of,the slough.' Now, for  one instance of what I mean, among  many, there's a family called Gray; a  nice Jittle woman, whom everyone likes  who knows her, and a daughter who's  on the stage.   By the way, she was lo  have played here in Brighton, I think,  the other day,'"ibut,there mvis a misunderstanding of some sort���������X don't know  what.   I suppose-tlial's. whal put her  and  her   mother   in   my mind at  this  moment.   Anyhow, the family has had  hard luck lately, I hear, and I'd like to  do  something tor   uiem���������through   tlie  ���������brother, perhaps���������If I could manage it  without Its 'being known.   I hate that  sort  of  thing  to   be   talked   about.     I  hate to have people's thank?.   Hanged  if I  know -what  to   sa<y  to  them,   or  where to look." 1  Hope New-come's heart warmed to tha  eccentric and hideous millionaire. Hi-  had accepted his queer offer because it  suited him, but he had not liked the  man" Now~lt~occuric-d��������� to-him���������that,_  like the load which 13 supposed lo hido  the je-wel of prke In hi-) ugly head,  Lionel Macalre >vas better Inside than  "out. Ho was certainly not snobbish;  that -was pioved by his treatment of a  shabby young stranirer, even though  the stranger served his 'purpose; anil ,  now It ieemed that he had a good  heart. > '  Nowcome had had experiences In His, ,  twenty-six years, which' hid made him  reticent, slow to foim pplnloni of peo- '  pie,   and   still   slower   to   utter   them. ���������  This  habit of  reserve    clung   to  him  now; he way not sure of'Macalre, but  he was inclined iio bellcve_ hhn prpnulno,  and "Ins  fiint  .'.u^iiiilohs  of  the man  were not Increased by his mention of  the Grays.   On the contiaiy, lui pulseu  leaped at the sound of the name, and  he was ready lo    encourage    further '  con.flder.cen on the aunjeel without betraying any s-pcclal eageincs3 in draw-.  Ing them out.  If Macalre, remembering Nowcome's  championship of Winifred Gra'y outside ,thv slaga-door of the' DuUe-.of  Clarence's, watched his race for signs  of emotion, ho m t have been disappointed. The young man lookod civilly,  Intcrc-sted, juat an lie had looked before.  "I'ou must remember Ml.sa Gray,"  afacalre went on. "You hauled a man  off the di Ivor's seat of her cab the  night I saw you. Perhaps you knew  her befoic?" .  "No," cald Newcome, calmly. "I'd'  never seen her till that night. The sir-'  [air you speak of happened Quite by)  accident." ','  - "Vou didn't run across her at Brlglt- j  ton, then?" I  "I wish I had," Newcome answered,  with ouch apparent frankness that no  one could have suspected evasion.   "I'd  have cone to see her act If she'd been  playing- in 'Muzeppa.'"  -- ..i'j -    -o... - ������������������   - - -  t^JcoocooocGGCooccoeoooseci  8 ADVENTURES'.   I  *������ OF CUPE I  Tho Story.of n Toor Tonne 5Xan'������  Visit to tlio Country Gent  of a Kicli l-'rlttud.  By  ������.   W.   ARNOLD,   Jr.  oobooooGOOCooaoooooooooco  The lace curtain was limp with rain,  the windows of the house opposite reflected the clouds, and. Little Cupe's  own- window sill was blistered with little backs of rain on which floated tobacco atoms. .Little Cnpe felt much as  the day looked. "Go anyway," encouraged the medical students.  Tho day before Little Cupe had seen  Eb (all the medical students knew Bb,  for he had been one ot the more distinguished men In college), and Cupe  had told his medical mutes that Eb  had invited him to speud Sunday at  his home in the country. The medical  student knew that Eb had colored carriages and when at college had dined  with the most exclusive families.  They said he was "a darned bright  man" and always talked earnestly and  bravely when they met him.  Eb was now a lawyer in his first  year's practice' "and doing darned  well," they had wisely agreed.  Little Cupe had begun tbe recital of  his Invitation as if "It was nothln',"  but had grinned with delight before he  had ended it, and had dilated that a  lot of girls from the neighboring  houses would be there with a young  chaperon.  The fact that Eb had once given a  theater party was the basis of Cupe's  belief that he always entertained.  But now Little Cupe wasn't sure If  he had been Invited. Possibly Eb had  said, "Drop In some time, and' we'll go  out for Sunday," or, "Let me know  how you're doing. Drop In some Sat  urdny, and we'll go out Sunday."  "Go on, Cupe!" the medical students  yelled again. They were doubtless since re.  Suddenly n puff of determination carried him to the clos>et. He had decided  nothln? conscioutly. From Its drawers  he pulled two white shirts, seven single  cuffs, six collars and two changes of  other clothes (only a per cent, diluted,  of these things bore Little Cupe's own |  red stumped mark) and w:is shaking ,  the creases out of a dress suit���������  "Drop it!" yelled oue medical student. "I've got to wear It this evening." AH the rest bad to wear theirs  too. "Lord, we're sorry." Cupe's own  was torn uud hadn't been mended. "1  can't go," said he, depressed and looking frightened.  "Sure you can. Eb and the girls will  understand.'  Eb sat In his own "box," his desk  topped by two rows of fresh leather  books end a black tin bos, "Re Moul-  ton." The senior offices opened through  the sunny doorways back of him. With  business precision he was deciding that  whiskers and a strange dress suit and  who had been very polite. When tlw  man had bent to lift Cupe's dress suit  case, Cupe had snid, "Xo, r.o, no,  thanks," and told him and Eb and the  chatty housekeeper, who wore also in  the hall, that lie would carry it up  stairs himself, for be needed tbe exercise.  His unfolded dress suit case surged  with his two white shirts, sevou separate cuffs, six collars and the two  changes of other clothes. Then ho  hoard girlish voices in tho hall; thoy  must bo the dinner guests chaperoned  by some young wife from across tho  hedges. Thoy were really the two  maidservants.  "Knucklei knuckle," deferentially on  the door.  "Come In," said Cupe. In poked the  side whiskered head of tbe butler or  porter. "Will you have a cocktail,  Bir?"  Cupe's own head was full of dross  suits, so he thought the butler said,  "Will you have a coattall?"  "Yes, please,"' answered Cupe, and  while waiting for the dress suit to come  began deciding between his two white  shirts In the case.        .   *  "Knuckle, knuckle," again on the  door. Cupe hoped the suit would fit.  But It was Eb who entered.  "Knuckle." The butler entered with  the cocktail.  ������������������And the coattall?" Inquired Little  Cupe. He said this partly to Eb. ^He  would let hlrn- upbraid his own servant. Eb stared; the butler stared;.tho  house seemed to. sigh to-Little Cupe.  There had Jieen no relieving feature  to the situation. Eb thought Cupe  might have meant to say some Indefinite jokes; tne butler or porter probably thought so too. Cupe was now at  the dining room table with his napkin  fallen to his feet, where be was unable to pick It up. He had entered the  dining room very erect, for he bad expected lo find the Invited girls there  and wanted them to be favorably impressed and wbistier to each other, but  he learned ho was to be alone with  Eb and his only conquest the courses.  He didn't Know how to take nil of  them out of the platters, but that same  porter or butler was a valuable man  nnd did it for him.  After the dinner Little Cupe felt  much relieved, no discussed the palnt-  iiijis, for ho had taken a course in  "fine arls"oiice as a "map" and smoked many cigars. He didn't know when  to stop smoking, and Eb marveled.  That's about all that happened to  Little Cupe. Eb, who at last realized  that Cupe bad expected to stay over  Sunday, If uot a week, explained to  him that be himself, unfortunately,  had to be away for tbe day, but urged  Cupe to remain and havo at his dls-  Tha..k.epy ar:d Steven ion.  ilr. Charles Bro.-.kfield���������son.--of the  Brook lipids who were anion? Thackeray's  most v.-.lucd frk-nde and correspondents  ���������lias lately published Jus own reminiscences oi various UrifisiT'celebrilies, together with anecdotes related to him by  his parents, says Tiio Xcw York Tribune. One of" tlu=e shows Charles  Dickens in a characteristically, whimsical mood. The elder ltrooktit-ld, who was  a clergyman, hail accepted a rural living, and he and his wife bcj������.in to fear  tlilit thev would find the country dull:���������  "Dickens did his best to cheer my  mother on the subject. 'Arc there no  old friends living anywhere in the neighborhood of Somcrby ?' he inquired. 'Surely there must be", somebody you know  within ten miles or so Y ''So,' replied  mv mother, mournfully, 'not a stnglo  soul. Oh, I think there la one acquaintance ol my "husband's,' she suddenly recollected. 'A Mr. Moddtson. I fancy th������  name is. But he is not nn intimate^  friend.' 'Ah, but that's all right I* exclaimed Dickens, his whole face brightening. 'You'll find Jiaddison a delightful rcsouree. You'll discover there's a  lot more in Maddison : that you ever  dreamed there was. Jiaddison will become an important lactor in your life.  Yes, I'm glad you've got Maddison.  Aud, wringing her'heartily by the hand,  went his way." .'  Throe or four years later the novelist  met Mr6. Brookfield at a party, and  promptly asked in an eager undertone,  "Well, and how's Maddison t"  The author, looking into the past, has  "visions of Tennyson drying his tobacco  on the" fire shovel, and I li.-nc not forgotten the whilT which used to come from  his larder, where, the meat had to hang  till it matured to his likin������." He recalls the following story, told by Brook-  field pore:��������� "My falhei was dining one  night at the Oxford and Cambridge" Club  with . . . Tennv=r>n and .two or  thice other'. After dinner the poet insisted on putlirg hi1- feet on the tible.  tilling back hi- ilmir 'more Americano.'  There were *-lrarner������ in the room, and  be was rxpnsUJatcd with for his un-  routline". '.ur in \nm. 'Do put down  sorr f������.-t i' pleaded hi" host. Why  '-li.'i"hi 1 '���������' r. Lu Is 1 lennvson : 'I'm very  comfcu11i>:e a-. I aia' 'Kvrryone's. stir-  :1T- ; I \i> -,' -aid ,,'intiier. 'Let 'em stire.  ii'ilieff the  i>o������t. pl.i"'dly.    'Alfred, snid  s-  >*tn  r(iv  'n"  posal tbe house and horses.  "No, thanks; iio," said Cupe. "I  promiseduho fellows I would be back  for church."  This latter tale was unfortunate, for  'Cupe had to rise In the morning earlier  than he would have otherwise.  will    think    you're  ,���������. .. . . r -vint the feet "  ' One Cav Mi. ?..-oc'.;i3eltV- pi4>3 brought  'Ci..'cko..V I't',.!" '.'i cl'iiici���������v-i,--q>ected-  lv. ala--!���������and Mi-', llruoklieid realized  with ve\,i!i.-'ii ih.it thprc v.-.is nothing  to cat in tne bou-c but a cold shoulder  of mutton. '*lx ^J* too lat>> to coa-  tine iihj fiiiur .wore cl.ibor.ite. so. to  ���������give an 'iir' to the table, she sent hex  maid to a neiylibeiiiig p;\sU\ cook'* for  a ilo7cnttartlets oi \ariou* kind*. jWhicl  of the^e may 1 gi\ e vou *" she inquired,  in due course, oi Thickcray. Tuani  you. Mrs. Brookfield,' said he ; '11*. havi  a twopenny one !' "  An amusing description of Robert  Louis Stevenson in his youn<;ei days i!  set down by Mr. Brookfield, who met  lhe eccentric Scotchman at Hit Sa\Ule  Club. "His 'cet-uu* was peridillj astounding. . Ilis hair was smooth and  parted in the middle, ami fell -below  -lhe collar of his coat ;������hc wore.a black  flannel shirt, -Kith a curious knitted tie  twisted in a knot : lie had Wi iivngton  -"s.  "5.  i,������ -~������������������m ��������������������������� ������*������    ,,, * ������, *    i  , * "    : He felt mUch lik0 thlS Story' Wh,Cl* ' bools. rather tight dark trousers a pc<v  he would not stay In town that night,    Blurted with graphic enthusiasm and. jacket and a white sombrero kat.V Bui  but would co to his home for. a nine   -������-on wiHo.i n,,-n,. i;i-n ������ i,nti,r,,i c/.innL! .i._ ..-._.t ���������,.t���������..���������j:���������.. st~~r n< ���������u ;, M**  (To ho continued.)  but would go to his home for, a nine  hours' sleep and in the morning drive  to a friend's-.for the day.-With a'business chirography that had made Little  Cupe when he had seen'-lt predict for  him a trust presidency" he started to  write to his-friend to said, effect (see  above).1 But he noticed the door.  "Come In," said Eb.  ,  .'For thirty  seconds  a  shadow  had  ibeen hovering over Its gray glass.   Lit  tie Cupe was outside trying to muster  courago to knock.   At Eb's voice  he  couldn't go dowii the elevator, so ho  pretended he had not heard him nnd  made the glass shiver.'  "Como iu!" again culled Eb.  With a frightened little grin Cupe entered. His bands felt cold. JEle &but the  door so that it would not disturb anybody. He held behind him his birthday  dress suit case.  "How are you, Cupe?" Eb was always glad to sea his friends. "Sit  "down. I'll be with you Iu a minute."  And he banded "him a fragrant box of,  'cigars.    "Have one."  Cupe took .one and held his dress suit  case in his lap, but lie didn't smoke, for  he had no matches."* Those cigars had  always improved hlin, and he bad  often told his medical students that  he-occasioually- drcppcd-iiito_Eb's_of=__  flco and smoked his cigars./  Bb continued writing to hla friend  that he would be there tomorrow aud,  handing the note to a messenger who  came'from tlie main ofllce���������Cupe was  .greatly Impressed���������said, "Special delivery." nnd .then, leaning buck, added:  "Well, Cupe, whal can I do for you?"  as If surveying a client.  The stone faces'through the wludow  grinned fiendishly,  "Nothin'." answered Cupe. "1 was  liiingln' this empty dross suit case  from a store"���������ho pointed Indefinitely  out toward the street���������"and ju<it stopped In. I'm goln' right -fflong; got to  go now." lie arose meekly and hold  out his hand, which felt as If Its veins  pulled with mist. When he said "empty" dress suit case, the two white  shirts, seven separate cuffs, six col-,  liirs and two changes of other clothes  .weighed heavy with guilt.  "Can't you come out to dinner?" Eb  thought Cupe would enjoy that more  than his boarding house.  "Haven't uny dress suit." Eb assured him it- made no difference, not the  least. lie believed nil Little Cupe had  said. Cupe, After deliberating a proper while whether he could get away,  said he guessed- ho could go; he'd be  glad to.  i:b's house hid In a park and was  dwelt In by two maidservants, ouo  luiiusufviint and a chatty housekeeper. ' There was but little entertaining.  Ihough Eh occasionally brought homo  i ome fiJeud for the night.  .The room In which Little Cupe now.  stood was pluk wnli tlowcrcd wall  f.tipi'r. llowered chairs and a llowcrcd  quilt on the bed. He had been show::  Into this bower by a, man with aitlo  -then wilted away like a bashful school*  boy. But you should have-heard the  reasons he Kave tho medical students  why he didn't slay over Sunday. Nice  Little Cupe! ��������� New lork Commercial  Advertiser. ~ ,  Tbe Old  Flkemcn.  In the days when tbo musket was in  its infancy lis a defense against charging cavalry It was almost useless. ' It  ,was as much as could he hoped for If  the musketeer got off one shot, to a  certainty badly directed, owing to tbe  eccentricities of his weapon, before the  horsemen would be on him. Consequently we find that the pikeman was  a person of considerable Importance,  and in a volume of 10."iO the most elaborate instrui tlons are given to govern  the drill aud'tactics of the pikeruen,  who iu action were, as a rule, placed  in bodies among the musketeers to  stand the bmut of the shock of the  cavalry attack.  And we learn from history that these  pikemen did vnlUfnt service on occasion; for Instance, when the pikemen  of the London trained bauds withstood  the repeated and desperate assaults of  Triuce Itupert's cavaliers. But thefr  drill was no child's play. For example,  In the pages devoted to-^Thcnomireo  and Charges of the Pike" wo find tbe  following:  "And here, Fellow Souldbr, whoever  thou art, thou malst perceive that there  are no more thun eight Postures of the  Tike and foure Charges, that is to say,  to the Front.,Iteer, and both Flanks.-  ���������Contemporary lies lew.  the most astounding item" of all i 1 hU*  costume was a .lady's seaL'kin Tspo,  which he wore about his sliou'ldeis, fastened at' the neck by a' fancy. brno-h,  which also held together, a" bfncli ot -  half a dozen daffodils. . . H������ was a.  most charming companion, for, in.-addl- _  tion to all his marvellous endowments,  of imagination and huinoT, hcJ'id a gift  of ready' sympathy."  Tccullnrltleii of Llcbem.  The lichen is remarkable for tbe great  age to which It lives, there being good |  grounds for believing that the plants '  outline  for 100 jturs.    Tlioir growth! w,th Sankcv and Moodv    liMnns, sung  Is o-tccedlusly slow, almost bojotid be- j w.th inaikeu .Scottish" accent"    'they re-.  iat only a little nour- ��������� main at  Yarmouth  unt  The Scotch Fish Girl.  Tho London, Eng., Stai retentlj    da-  scribed the remarkable invi=ion    of.na  I  English fishing -town by    thousands et  I girls from Scotland.    In part The Star  s.iid :���������To-day about  3,0(>9  gills    from  Aberdeen, Peterhead and    Vra^crbuifh1  poured  through  Vaiinoutli stiects    toward the fish viiarf  to commence  tho   ~  season's    employment    in the' li'rriiijj    .  yards and on the Denes  at what'tits  known sis the pickling plots, when.- \Xa  &  girls gut the herring, salt the kali i ,ud  pack llicm  in barrels  for*eon=iii"3ptiuB  by lluaMan. German sunl Austrian nesLO-  ants as an article of winter diet,    "far  li:-h market was lilled with herrings \ hi  quay being almost blocked with the ij>  riving boats.    The.giiU    had    reach>C    *  Yarmouth, on-Saturday after a COO-mtl*  railway journey in coiridor cars,'special  fares  being granted  for these    expresj  tiaius.    They were accompanied by. bi|j  -piles oXJuggage,jind_niost of^tJu:iii_[ound  lodgings in the \ieinity of Uic fish M'liorC    "  Most of them arc picci v oikers, but art. "  retained m the sei\ice of curcrs by the  pajnicnt of a small standing wage. Their  diMciity at the woik is remarkable, and  their  output  outmnls  the  abilities  ot     >  the  local  female fish  workers,  whence /'���������"  lias sprung up a certain amount of local'^c  je--.lousy of the Highland invaders.   Today they are woiking in the open "in a  tliiMug lain, but with shawled heads'"and_  oily outside dres* boots icaching to tho~*  knee they reck not of uiMther    trifles.  On Sundr.y tlicy mode the wharf resound  Ilcf. Imllcitinsf tha  ishtuent Is necessary to keep them  alive. Iu a drj time the;, have the  power to suspend growth altogether,  renewing It again af the fall of rain. {  This peculiarity alone Is enough to  make the lichen a vegetable wonder,  as It Is a-property possessed by no other species of plant.  Another Interesting fact about lichens Is that they prow only where the  air Is free from dust aud smoke. They  may be said to bo u sure indication of  the purity of tbe air, as they are never  found1 growing In cities and towns,  whero the atmosphere Is Impregnated  with dust, soot,*smoke and other Impurities. I  la tne Dnkeiiliop.  "Dear me," sighed tho bread dough,  "I would like a isise."  "AH right," said the yeast coke,  ."wait a minute, and I'll set you to  work."���������Philadelphia Bulletin.  I Boys have no more business with tar-  'get guns nnd air rifles than men wlti  'pistols.���������Nashville Amr-rirsn  intil early  in De������ -  ceinbcr, by when, if they have    had a.  good >er,=oii, millions on. millions of hsr-1  lings -will lm\e p'is-cd    through   'their,  hands. . , j,  English in Japan. ',  A   traveller iu   Japan  writes:���������Tha  i       \        i t?  -  Japanese   ure   e\ideally   \cry-   fond*of  having signs and  directions ^written  in   '  English,  e\en when  there��������� is  not"   tha  slightest nee'd foi  it.   I'ha\e even seen-  in one of the sVreel-s behind Hie Ginza,  in  Tokio,  u  small  tlust  box   with  thi  words 'dust bov' rained on it, although  there are  no Luiopcan  houses in  ibt  % icinity, and several of those street stalli  where jinricksha coolies buy their rid  and hot soup .and coi.smne. {I standing  arc ornamented with the words^'restaut  ant, meal very cheapc.'-It is not to br  wondered at that these sign" are hadlj  spelled and that letters are'often turneJ  the v.-ronz May.    What surprises me il  aliat v.ealthj comjneicial establishment*  often haie their s'uns. notices'and ad  vcrtiscmcnts written in equally rxccr.ihU  English.   Tor instance, one large ba/jiaj  on  the  Gin?a  bears  the  singular  sig'a"  'Ixiokinc free,' which  moans' that an'y  body  civ  enter  to  look   at the goodi  exposed fi.>r sale. e\en t!iou������h Jie diet "  not intend to make any purchas-ps."  ������gy , .*;SS~';3?iSgSSjf������i5i.fe  rfl  -s --���������:-  W.  H'  ^tit's Journal,'  Published Bt  The Revelstoke Herald Publishing Co  Limited Liability.  A. JOHNSON,  Editor ������inl Manager.  AIlVEMISINO   RATES.  Dijplav ������J������., J1..W per Inch;  ������liii;le poliimu,  il per fneh when intoned on title page  .egad ������.ls.. 10 rents per Inch (iionjiarivli line  foi flrM inHeriion; B cents for each additional  lu^trilon. Local notices 10 cents per line each  i.*ue. Birth, Marriage ami Death Notices  free.  sr������sciumoN;iuTF.s.  Bj>m������ilor carrier   *2 per annum; tl.-i"i ter  aix months, strictly in advance.  OCR JOB DEPARTMENT.  l!'>neot the l>est equipped prlntinc office* In  ind prepared to execute all kinds of  fn llrstclass stvle at honest iirie.es.  'he SVtst and  fs lining  Out price to all.   No job'too large-  II��������� form  -none t������o  t.iu*Il���������for us. Mall orders promptly attended  u>.   Hive us a trial on youmexi order.  TO CORRESPONDENTS.  We Invite correspondence on any subject  o' interest 10 thc general public. In all eases  the biina fide name of the writer must accompany manuscript, but not necessarily for  publication.  Address all communications to the Manager  NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS.  !.���������All correspondence must be legibly  * ritten on one side ol the paper only.  2.���������Correspondence containing personal  matter must be signed with the proper name  ������t the writer.  Thursday. January 22. MX);'..  Against Land Grants. '  IT the Laurier government is as  good as its word, the Grand Trunk  Pacific Railway Company Will seek iii  vain for a land subsidy for its proposed  trans-continental line. Him. A. G.  Blair lias pledged the administration  to refrain from making further grants  of land to railway companies. On  April 22nd. 1902, the Minister of Railways and Canals, made this clear  statement of the liberal party's  ]*>licy:���������  "Tlie Minister of Railways and  ���������Canals (Hon. A. G. Blair). I feel constrained to say a, word or two on this  question by reason of what has fallen  from my lion, friend from East  Assiniboia (Mr. Scott) with reference  to the past and present policy of the  " government with reference to giving  land grants by way of subsidies to  railways. My lion, friend has merely  "said what 1 have heretofore stated.  riot-once only, but on divers occasions,  -ftutljorized by thc government as a  .whole, that this government did hot  propose to contirue the policy which  hail obtained in previous years and  under the late administration, of  giving the settlement lands of the  country by way of bonus to aid in the  con."! ruction of railways. We have  declared that policy, and we are determined to adhere to it; and I was  unable to see, when this question  was before the Railway Committee,  *ntl I cant my vote for the Bill, wherein 1 had deviated in tlie slightest as a  member of the government from the  position 4 had taken when I declared  its policy in that regard"���������Report  debates House of Commons. 1SW2,  page 3222.-Volume. II.  The government's future course will  l>e carefully scrutenized, in view of  the afcove explicit pledge.  ���������  Of Interest to Alberta.  Tba struggle of the Kootenay to free  hewelf- from the clutches ol the  American Silver Trust should not  want for the sympathy and co-operation of Alberta.  The Kootenay camps are the most  natural market for Alberta's products.  Tlie prosperity of the Kootenay means  added prosperity to this Territory and  its failure would be a serious blow at  the welfare of the "West.  It is a matter of interest to the  fanners on the prairies that a protective duty be imposed between the  American Trust which refuses to  purchase Canadian ores and the Cana-  flian consumer to whom that trust  now sells.���������Edmonton Post.  \V.   F.   Robertson.     The result of his  assay   is   startling.    His letter, which  travelled   Hrst   to  Quesnel   and thei  linck to Vancouver, is as follows'  Referring to your letter of theot!  inst., the small vial you sent by sain  prist contained eight-tenths of ai  ounce troy of mineral, of which I  retained as a sample one-tenth of ai  ounce. The remaining seven-tenth  of an oiiini' I hud melted nnd'refiner  and got gold O.Oo ounces, troy; platinum. I.I.."S0 ounces, troy: osmiridimn.  0.022 ounces, troy.  "This would figure out in percent  ages:���������gold, 7.1 per cent.; platinum  71.0; osmii-idiuiu, .'1.1 percent., making  ii total of SI.2 per cent, of preciou-  minerals. Or to figure it out ii  ounces:���������gold, 2,070,78(1 ounces trn  per ton: platinum, ��������� ?0.707,8flt), ant"  osiiiii-idimit,viHH,Vl(i ounces troy'pet  ton, ;;  "The sample you sent ought to he  worth almost $1.42 per ounce for gold,  anil about $10.05 for'platinum. Tin-  value of the osmiridimn I do not know  at present, but will take means ol'  ascertaining. 1 do know that within  the last year it lias taken a jump up  in prices. Whatever you struck is u  very pure concentrate.  (Signed)    "W. F. ROBERTSON,  "Provincial Mineralogist."  The sample in 'question was taken  from one of the gravel banks so common in Cariboo. Black sand is found  iu every pun of gravel, anil will henceforth attract the careful attention of  all miners. A ton of material such as  that assayed would yield as much as  $UM,000���������a fabulous sum. According  to the calculations of mineralogists, a  similar quantity of gravel should lit  worth several hundred dollars, the  difference between the figures being  due to the fact tint the sand is comparatively scarce. Fresh experiments  will be awaited with interest, for  direct pi-oof Unit this hitherto discarded material is rich in gold,  platinum and osmiridimn will undoubtedly result in a wonderful  impetus to tbe mining interests of- the  province.    Down in Dixie.  .lust now a number of our readers-  are planning where they .will go-foi  the winter and no doubt the - miijority  of I hem will do as they have done in  the past, buy round trip excursion  tickets, good for six. months, to  Southern Pines, N, C, and those who  want to make side trips of a few weeks  te Florida. Louisiana or- Texas can get  round trip tickets from Southern  Pines to the points they desire to  visit at the most favorable rates and  thus save unnecessary expense.*-.  Sorithurn Pines is the head quarters-  for northemltounst. It is located in  the high sand hills among the Long  Leaf Pines on the Seaboard Air Line  Railway, which is the most i'irect  route between New York, Washington  ami Jacksonville, Florida.  We advise our readers who are  expecting to make a Southern trip to  write to Mv. John T- Patrick. Pine-  bluff, N. C. and he will send them,  free of charge, printek matter that  will be of much interest.  LEGAL  L,K MAiSTKK & SCOTT.  Itarrlsters, Solicitors, Ktc.  Kevelstuke, It. C.  f. V.Scott, it.A.,LI.,!!.   W'.ile t'.le Manure, M.A  mm i' rJiEJ  tJARVKY, M'CARTKH & PINKHAM  Ilarrislcr* Solicitors, Ktc.  Solicitors (or Imperial Hank ol Canada.  Company funds to loan ins percent.  Kik.vt Stkkkt. Kerelstoke II. C.  SOCIETIES.  POS  ��������� ���������  PEttEW-HARVEYr���������=4  BRYANT & CiLMAH ������  Mining Engineers <|  ������������������������  and Assayers,       '       f-  VANCOUVER, B.C.      Established 1S00   g  AS8AY WORK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS  UNDERTAKEN.'  Valuable Black Sands.  " An incident that occurred several  years ago hn* recently culminated in  a discovery that may prove of inestimable value to the gold miners of  British Columbia, and may result in a  necond great Cariboo rush. A party  of men while working on the Quesnel  river, took out from one spot a large  Amount of gold. A vial of black sand  gathered in the neighborhood was  preserved, and afterwards handed to  "Senator Beid with the request that it  should be analyzed. The vial was laid  dsideand forgotten. Recently however, it again came to light, and was  tent   to   the provincial mineralogist, |  Test* raailc up to 2,000 lbs.  A specialty maile of checki.'.g Smelter  Pulps.  Samples from the Interior by mall or  express promptly attended to,  g,      I'orrespoiiilenee solicited.  ������ VANCOUVER, B. C.  <������������������! HI It ITI 1* TI"t"H-H"t'I"t'������W'  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnished with the  Choicest the Market  affords.  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large, Light bedrooms.  Rates.$i a day,  Monthly Rate.  J. Albert Stone ���������   Prop.  THE CITY EXPRESS  E. W. B. Paget, Prop.  Red Rose Decree meets second and fourth  Tuesdays of cadi month; White Hose Decree  meets third Tuesday of each quarter, in Oddfellows Hall.   Visiting brethren welcome  '.S.-P.cnOWLE, T.-B   RAKER,  r       President, ,,   Act. Seeretary.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  Secular meetings are held in the  Oddfellow's Hall on lhe Third Friday of each month, at 8 ii.m. sharp.  Visiting brethren cordially invited  A. JOHNSON, \V. to  . W. JOHNSTON, P.ec.-8ee.  Cold Range Lodge, K. of P.,  No. 26, Revelstoke, B.C.,  MEETS. .EVERY- WEDNESDAY  in   Oddfellows'    Hull   at 8  o'clock.     Visiting  Knights   are  cordially invited.  13, VAN IIORNE, C. C.  G. II. BROCK, K. of R. & S.  CHURCHES  METHODIST CHORCH, KEVELSTOKE.  Preaching services at 11 a. in. and 7:30 p. m  Class meeting at the close of tho morning  service. Sabbath School and Bible Class at 3:30  Weekly Praver Meeting every Wednesday  evening at 7:S0. The public are cordially  Invited.   Seals free. ���������  Rev C. Ladner. Pastor.  ST. JETER 8 CHURCH, ANGLICAN.  Eight a.m.. Holy Eucharist; II a.m., ma.as,  Litany and sermon (Holy Eucharist tirst Sunday in lhe month),- 2:3o Sunday school, or  children's service; 7:3U Evensong (choral) and  sermon." Holy -Davs���������The Holy Eucharist is  celebrated ai 7 a.m. or 8 a.m., as announced.  Holy Baptism after Sunday School atS-.lo."  c. a. pbocunier,   ector.  PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.  Serviceoverv Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  to which all are welcome. Prayer meeting at  8p. m. everv Wednesday.  Kkv, \V. O. Caldek, Pastor.  ROMAN CATHOLIC CHCRCH.  Mass   at 10:30 m. m.,  on  first,   second  and  fourth Sundays iu the month,  KEV.   FATHER   THAYER.  SALVATION   ARMY.  Meeting everv night in their Hall on Front  Street.  H  EDWARD  TAXIDERMIST.  DEER HEADS. BIRDS, Etc. MODS TED,  Furs Cleaned and Pe-.aired.  JUST EAST OF PRESBYTERIAN CHCRCH  Third Street.  A. H. HOLDICH  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST"  AND ASSAYER.  Royal School of Mines, London.    Seven years  at  Morfa   Works,  Swansea.     17   years  Chief  Chemist  to Wigan Coal and Iron Co.,   Eng.  Late Chemist and Assayer, Hall Mines, Ltd.  ���������Clftlmsexarnlnedjin^rejMrted upoiv  "Fer^usonrB; Gr  J    A. KIKK.  Domini n and Provincial Land Surveyor.  REVELSTOKE, B.C.  E. MOSCROP . . .  Sanitary Plumbing:, Hot  Water  And Steam Heating-, Ga3  Fitting  Second St., REVELSTOKE.-B.C.  WOOD  Wiwvl for sale InclU'llTig  Dry Cedar, Fir and Hemlock.  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 PR2CES  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 Terms and Particulars Write  ROGER. F.   PERRY,   Manager,   Goldfields,   B.C.  *  *  %  %  *  *  *  *  *  Baker and  Confectioner  Revelstoke  A full and complete  line of  GROCERIES  Mackenzie Ave.  and Railway Street.  % Cor.  +  X  HH'fl'WlI'rH-HHH-r'H-H-l'  Jas. I. Woodrow  BUTCHER  Retail Dealer in���������  Beet, Pork,  Mutton, Etc,  Fish and Game in Season.  All order* promptly fllled.  ""uJStr'Ku. -RBYBIjSTOKB, B.8  *  *  Ik-'  *  ������i  as  Skating   Rink  Skating every Evening fiom 8 tf) 10  o'clock.  BAND EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT  -   *       "    Admission���������25c  ..,- Season Tickets .  Ijiilies   liuiitlemen..  ..*S 00  .? flUO  T1CKKTS FOR SAI,K/AT"<-   t"  Caiuula Drug & llonkstoi e.  .      .1. A. Sillier & Co.-  Ro>- Sm>the'H Tobacco Store.  Rink Company.  CLEARANCE  ture  ft********������*^**************  $^������ UNION ������^sgr  Cigar  Factory  REVELSTOKE,   B.C.  H. A. BROWN,   Prop.  Brands:  OUR   SPECIAL  and THE   UNION  ALL  GOODS   UNION   MADE  S^l.. Schnider  KOIl YOUIl  Patent Rubber Keels���������; ���������  and Rubber Soleing  in h11 hI/ch nnd colorx.  Boot and Shoe Repairing a Specialty  Now is^your Wine to come ami mafcevmu* selections in whnt Furniture  * you recjuive. We can miiko lU't'iintrcnientH with you to let you have  what you want: We are tjoin^ to make alterations lo our store, in  order to ������'^'e lls a~t?oo;L<leal more show vcioin. -.Yon must recognize ^  the fact th.it wo were' the ui'Miis oC eniililinir you to get FURNITURE  at one third the cost you previously paid'het'ore we started. We have  another large cju- ordered and we. want to get our store leady for it.  A good discount on anything you require.      ' - ' ,���������������  "       '  Revelstoke Furniture Company,  j      -   -        -- .       ���������"*"������.' "' .   "       '**-"���������;    >,\  Vfculfa.   ������^������ ������*^������ ������*K ���������'t** ������*���������** ���������*&*  ������*^������ ������*t*������ ������*fr������ ������*t'������ '������*t*i ������*^������ ���������'JN tTl*^*^* ������*^������'������*^> ���������&*  ������^������ **!*��������� J������*m. ������������������������ wfr������ ������������������������ ���������*  vl**ST "X* "������P '4* Ktr %t* *������L" ~&r 'X' 'i1 'Jt1 'JLJ *+*T17"4? 'X' 'X* "������tJ vL* *JLr **lr *X���������*X* 1x!"'X'  Going  for  o?1  If you arc contemplating going South1 during  the winter of 1902 or 1903 you can get valu-   -  able information free of charge.  Write to  John T. Patrick  Pinebiuff, N. C.  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.  lITi r*frf r*l*i rfri r'i*! 1*1*1 r"fri 1*1*1 tfri f'frt r*t*i ***** ****' **^* '^ r*tTi ifti ^* ***** t*t*t r*t*i **t*i tihi t*t*i ftI iTt-  _:^l.I^���������I., lX' l4.' ,,^I., 'J.1 IX* ������������������L* l*J.* 'Jf.' ������������������J.1, 'X* lX ���������kj.1 'i "������������������".i lJi? 'i1 *X IX* ">X' 'X' iJLJ *V ^X *^������  All   orders left n.t,V. M. Lawrence's   will  receive prompt nuenil'ln.  W. FLEMING.  Prompt delivery nt parcels, bagi-tiKC,  to any part of the city  Any Kind of Transferring  Undertaken  All orders loft nt R. M. Smyth������"������ Tobncnn  store or by Telephone No.7 will receive prompt  attention.  WHAT IS A-tlOMK WITHOUT A  SI NG ER  Singer Sewing Machines  are sold on easy monthly  payments.  A full -supply of machines  needles and attachments are  kept for any make of machine on earth.  H.MANHINC,: MACKENZIE AVE.  KcvHstoke, B. 0.  Daily  TO CAMBORNE AND GOLDFIELDS FROM BEATON  Shortest and flost Direct Route to the Fish. River Qold Camps.  Dally Stage leaves Beaton for Gold Campa nn urrlvnl of   Hoatn  at  12   o'tloi-k   noon,  arriving at rl������3tinati������n that name aftenumn.  Stables nu'pplieil  with  HinKlR,   Double,   Saddle and 1'atk HorseH and Proiirlit Teams  for any part of the liiitriat..  ANDREW M. CRAIG,  Proprietor.  By Royal  1848  Warrants  1901  JOHN   BEGG'S  Royal   Lochnagar  BALMORAL  WHISKEY  SCOTLAND  By appointment to His Majesty the Kin;*;, 1901.  By appointment to Her Late Majesty Queen Vidoiia, 1848-1900.  Revelstoke Wine & Spirit Company, Limited, Agents.  KRHE BUS MEET8 A.I.L TRAINS.  PIKST CLASS   ACCOMMODATION.  HEATED BY HOT AIR  REASONABLE HAT US.  SIBBALD& FIELD,  Hotel Victoria  Real Estate f������  FINANCIAL-j  Insurance {  _A.<3-:E":ir>rTS job  n. V. B. TOWN1ITB.  MARA TOWNSITK.  OBKKAHI) TOWN3ITB.  CAMBORNE 10WKSITE.  Canada I'ermanont & Western  Canada Mortgage Corporation,  Colonial Investment and Loan Company.  8nn Fire.  Canadian Flro  Ouardlan Fire  Caledonian Fire.  Mercantile Fire.  Manchester Fire.  Atlas Fire.  Northern Fire.  Great Weit Life.  Confederation Life  COAL FOR SALE,  J. D.  I Ocoan, Accident and Gwarantce  (.Canndlan Accident Assurance Co.   Connecticut Fire  HOUSES FOE SALE AND RENT.  CONVEYANC1NQ.  CHAS. M. FIELD.  SIBBALD, Notary Pubii".  UKVKL8TOKE. B.C.  Brown & Guerin, Props.  ELECTRIC BELLS AND LIGHT IN EVERY ROOM.  IIOT.JRLT STItEBT CAR BAR WELL SUPPLIED BY THE CHOICEST  MUETS ALL TRAINS. -     ���������   WINI58, J.IQUOR8 AND CIQARS   -.-.....  P. BURNS & COY.  Wholesale and Retail Dealers  PRIME BEEF.'    PORK.     Ml) 1 TON.     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON. ..- 'I  ���������//���������  MIKINC MEN'S  ORGANIZATION  To be  Provincial in Scope and  Include  all Interested in the  Development of Province.  What is   interpreted by those who  are in a position to speak with acctu ���������  ate  knowledge,   as   being   tbe   most  important meeting affecting the mining  industry  ever  held  in    British  Cohmihia took place lust Friday  at  Victoria.  The meeting was the second which  had been called by representatives  of the mining industry. , who art-  endeavoring to arrange the forumtioi.  of a miners' association, wlvch will be  provincial in its scope The attendance  was large and thoroughly representative. The utmost enthusiasm prevailed  legarding the project in lm-id, nnd the  tremendous possibilities hound up in  its successful constfiumation.  The   two   prominent features of the  meeting   were   tbe interesting speech  delivered by the chairman, Mr. J. B.  Hobson,   on   the    boundless  mineral  wealth of the province, and the pres  entation of a report from the committee  which  bad   in    band     the    task   ol'  suggesting plans for the formation of  a miners' association   in which   it was  recommended that a general convention be called on February 25th next.  The  chairman ' explained   that the  reason   why   it   was   decided   not to  proceed  at  once with tbe permanent  '   organization   was    because    it   was  considered  advisable    to   leave   that  duty to the meeting of the convention  of the 25tU of February, -when repre  sentatives  of  everv    section   of  the  province   would    be'    present.     The  arrangement  would    permit   of   the  formation of local organizations in the  districts and the election of delegates  to  the   main   convention.   When .he  (the chairman) was operating in Cali-  -  forma,' the miners there experienced  exactly tbe same trouble as they now  -;bad to contend with in British Columbia���������inadequate and ill-advised legis-  . ilation. ^ - They   had tirst tried a mine  owners' association   hut   they accomplished    practically    nothing -  after  expending   $5,000,000   in litigation." in  which   they   were   defeated at every  point.     They  finally   determined   in  favor of a general Miners' association  which included all persons inteiested  in th������ mining industry.   They called  a convention to be held in San Francisco, at  which ' were   in   attendance  1.000  representative   men    from    all  parts of the state,^including ordinary  miners.    They result was that they  secuied everything they required.    In  six months   they   secured   the repeal  of   the  obnoxious   law by which hv-  draulipminerswere outlawed. The merchants of San Francisco raised a fund  of 93,000, sent a deputation to congress  and secured the passage of a measure  which  allowed miners to mine every-  ��������� where, regardless of restrictions. Now  the hydraulic mines produce $10,000,-  _000_per_ year,jijnd_that sum will be  increased when dains are constructed  and the lands thrown open which have  been   gobbled, by the railways.' The  miners  through -their   efforts    had  resuscitated  an   industry  which was  practically dead, and the same thing  can   be  done   here- and the province  developed rapidly und vigorously.  Talking Dogs.  TIME TABLE  GOOD evidence of the power ot communication anions our speechless friends Is given In the following very human ntovy told by a  writer In the Boston "Herald:"  "The fact that doss have a way ot  communicating   news   to  one  another  was demonstrated to me In a very singular and amusing fashion about four  years ujro.    it was In South Georgia,  where as yet little provision 1b made  for the comfort of domestic  animals.  One of-these bitter nights, such as a  cold wave often brings, I 'heard at our  front door the unmistakable sounds ot  scratching and    whining, and    found  upon opening two of my little neighborhood friends, a pug and a little terrier, asking admission.   In the face ot  the cruel cold It was granted them, and  they were made welcome to share the  comfortable quarters of my own two  dogs.   In the morning they took their  departure; but how great was'my astonishment to see them return the following cold evening, this time accompanied  by  a   large   Irtish  setter,   who  likewise wagged admission to the warm  quarters of which he seemed to have  knowledge.   If there were any doubts  as to whether these hospitable night  lodgings    were  discussed  among    the  shelterless dogs ot the neighborhood,  the doubts were removed on the third  night, when my three tramps returned,  their number still further increased by  another pug and nn old pointer.    The  mute  but  eloquent  language of  their  wagging  tails,   the  humble appeal  in  their sincere eyes 'Were at once amusing and pathetic.   With my own two  pets and these five tramps I had now  seven dogs stretched out .comfortably  before my dining-room grate; but their  Irreproachable behavior and their many  Ingratiating ways had insured for them  a welcome at our house as long as the  cold wave lasted, which was nearly a  week.    As soon  as the  cold  subsided  they returned no more."  S. S. ARCHER OR S. S. LARDEAU  Running between .Arrowhead, Thomson's  i.nndint* and Comuplix, commencing October  Hili, lSKil, will sail as lotions, weather permitting:  Lenvlnc Arrowhead for Thomson's Landing  ������������������ltd Coinmdlx  twlcudall)-���������lUk. and 18k.  I.onviriK Comnpllx and Thomson's Landing  for Arrowhead....twice dally���������":15k and l'J:45k  .Viikliin closo eoniivettous with all C. P. K.  Sleiimers and Trains.  Thuownem reserve thc right to change times  ol sailings without notice.  The Fred Robinson Lumber Co., Limited  JSTOTIOIE.  Your Winter Supply  Of Vegetables  Should lie yum' first consideration nt t liis liiiu; of  the your. 1 ��������� have a large  stork, nil home grown,  inclmling  Potatoes,  Cabbage,  Carrots,  Etc, Eto.  quantity   of  a  huge  ilnss  Al?o  first.  Timothy and Clover Hay.  Write I'nr prices and par-.  'Menhirs 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  W, Ie Maistre's north west corner post  near Boyd's ranch about half a mile from  the Columbia river, thence cast 80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence west 80  chains, thence north 80 chains to point of  commencement,  Dated thc 23rd day of October, 1902.  W. Ie MAISTRE.  3STOTIOB  NOTICE is hereby given thai 30 days  nfter date I will apply 10 the Chief Commissioner of Lands "and Works for a  special license lo cut and carry away  timber from the following described lands  in West Kootenay :���������Commencing at  |. 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.  J. A. KIRK.  Are You an Appendicitter?  THE question that men In Kalamazoo ask each other Is not, "Are  you a Buffalo?" but, "Are you an  Appendicitter?" The Interrogatory Is  Intended to elicit Information as to  whether the person addressed Is a  member In good standing of the Kalamazoo "Appendicitis Club." A person  who has had his vermiform appendix  removed, of course, Is not presumed to  be eligible to membership in this club.  As medical and surgical science has  never been able to discover any use for  the vermiform appendix in. man's anatomy, it is popularly understood that  It was placed there principally for thc  benefit of the doctors. Many a poor but  deserving young physician gets his  start In practice by removing a man's  vermiform appendix, and then remoy-  lng a good portion of the man's estate  afterward. The appendlcltters In Kalamazoo, 'however, havetj*fHayea a sharp  turn on the mercenary doctors. Too  mony of them wanted to get rich out  of this "fifth wheel ot man's anatomy."  They ihave worked a corner In the appendicitis crop. Seven hundred persons  have formed an organization to protect their collective vermiform appendices from the knives of mercenary  surgeons, who desire to carve their way  to fame and fortune In one short hour.  The doctor -Who breaks'^into this vermiform combine���������this community of Intestinal interests���������will have to accept  the tariff of the association. There will  be'no more fancy fees .for cutting out  the vermiform appendix .in Kalamazoo.-  The poor as well as the rich can have  appendicitis in tho famous celery town,  ttoctors and nurses will be paid reasonable fees from the funds of the "club.  The Kalamazoo Idea is a good one, and  likely to spread.  '  GO TO THE  reVklstoke dairy  FOR  Pure Milk  J. G. McCallum  PROPRIETOR.  ilONHOTEL  FIRST CLASS 32 PER DAY HOUSE  Choice Brands of Wlneo, Liquors  - and Cigars'.  asroTiOEJ  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  after date I will app'ly to the Chief Com  missioner of Lands and Works' for a  special license to cut and carry away  timber from the following described lands  in West Kootenay :���������Commencing at  Peter Agren's south west corner post near  Boyd's ranch on the Columbia river,  thence, north 160 chains, thence east 40  chains, thence south 160 chains, thence  west 40 chains to the point of commencement.  Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902.  PETER AGREN.  TSTOTIOE  J. LAUGHT0N, Prep.  First  ���������Street.  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  Peter Agren's south west corner post near  Boyd's ranch abputAhalf a mile from the  Columbia river, thence east 80 chains,  thence north 80 chains, thence west do  chains, thence south 80 chains to the  point of commencement.  Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902.  PETER AGREN.  Why the Czar Wears a Beard.  C  Fashions in Dawson City.  {{P-MO7 be    fashionable In Dawson  ���������"-"'I      City," nays a correspondent of  *     the     Indianapolis   "Journal,"  "one must have his dog team.  It Is no uncommon sight to see  a Dawson belle or a 'wealthy matron  ���������nveloped In her costly fura, skimming  along behind ������. team of dashing dogs.  ' These, dogs are urged to greater speed  by the call 'of 'mush on,' which means  in English v'get up' ot 'go ahead.'   The  men In Dawson City are,by no means  deprived of club-life.   The fashionable  organization of this kind In Dawson Is  'known as the Zero Club.   In summer  the men play tennis, lacrosse, cricket  and baseball. 'The women play tennis  and serve tea.   In winter they have the  curling club and the skating rinks.   It  costs money to live In' the Klondike,  1 but one can buy anything from an automobile down if one has the price. A  gown that a woman in Indianapolis  would pay $25 for, she could not expect  to get In Dawson for less than 1100.  V However, if on������ has the money one can  get the most fashionable gown there.  A very good meal, accompanied by music. Is now served In the best hotels In  Dawson for.lt. Wood la worth $20 a  cord. Good apples were 60 cents apiece  last winter, and beefsteak brings from  IB'cents to 11.60 a pound during the.  winter. Christmas turkeys were f 1 a  pound last winter."  OMMENTING on the statement  by a foreign correspondent  that the Czar of Russia wears  a full beard because he Is  afraid to have himself shaved,  the Chicago "Record-Herald" says: "He  fears that he might get Into a Nihilist  barber's chair some morning, and���������'-  swick! The rest may be imagined.  Therefore, to avoid the danger of having bis throat cut by one of his loving  subjects, his Imperial Majesty'Is compelled to go through life with a beard,  which he has trimmed as seldom as  possible, because he Is Inclined to shy  away from shears as well as from razors. It Is said.that the royal whiskers  never are trimmed, save In the presence of four tried and true grand masters of the court, who stand ready to  pounce upon the barber and eat 'him up  if he dares to make.a-susplclous move._  Moreover, In order to further Increase  the safety of his most exalted Majesty,  the office of royal barber has been  made hereditary In the family of Gue-  labovskl-^a name which In Itself might  be regarded by some people with misgivings. But the Guelabovskls are said  to be very loyal, and, of course, being  ennobled for their services as trimmers  of the Imperial whiskers, Jt Isn't likely  that they will deliberately cause trouble by using dull shears or nipping the  skin appertaining to the royal Adam's  apple. Yet the Czar mourns because  all his children are girls. Foolish,  short-sighted Czar! He should consider  the advantage they have In being members of the gentler sex. They will never  have faces'to shave or whiskers to trim.  Being a man is no snap���������if one belongs  to the Russian royal family."  Write for our inierci'ing book1- " Invent-  W'4 Help" an I ���������' Ho-/ y*ju are swIndlc**.'-'  /Send us a rough sketch ,-r model of jour In-  jiventioii or improvement (ind wc-vyill tell vou  jfr������e our opinion rs to ivliethfr it i������ probabl/  .-.'ntenlable. Rejected sppllcctlonc have often  Jbeen successfully prcsecuteil by uo. We  )eonduct fully equipped offices in Montieal  land Wa-hington; tin? qualifies us to prompt-.  Ily dispatch work and quicklv s-cure Patents  las bro id as the invention. Highest references,  1 furnished. . t  )   PatenU procured through Marion St. Ma  irion receive special notice without charge 11?  lover loo newspapers distributed throughout.  )the D minion. ' (  Specialty:���������Patent business of Manufso ,  iturcrsancf Engineers. "       -      -    ���������  MARION & MARION     {  ,    Patent Expert*- and Solicitors  >���������������������,....   J   New York Life B'ld'e, HontresU  ST*"      \   Atlantic Bldg,Washington D^j  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days alter date  I intend to apply to the Chiol Commissioner of  Lands and Works for permission to cut and  carry away timber trom the following described  lands, situated in West Kootenay:  Commoncing'at".a post planted at the south  east corner 0! Ka'e Scott's limber claim and  marked '-A. Y.Anderson's south west corner  pusi," thence nort.li'120 chains, tbenee east to  .the west bank of-'Flsh river, thence south  following the bank of Fish river to thc point of  commencement.'  .  Dated this 25th day ol November 1902.  ������������������������      ' ��������� h. Y. A.N DERSON.  BELGIAN    HARES  The quickest breeders and greatest  money makers  in   the  small  stock  line of the present day.      Full bred  stock of FASHODAS.    '  Price���������S6 and Sic per pair,  .-    . according to ajje.  THO8. SKINNER,���������Revelstoke. B. C.  NOTICE.  'Notice is hereby given that 30 days alter date  I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and worts f.ir permission to cut.and  carry away timber from the following described  lands, situated in West Kootenay:  Commencing at a post planted at the north  west corner of A. .Y. Anderson's timber claim  and marked "B. Steiss' south west corner post,"  thence north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence south 80 ubnins, thence west SO chains  to the point of commencement. --  '   Dated' this 25th day ol November, 1902.  E. STEISS.  o:oo������:o:o.o:o.o.o.o.o:o:ao-0.o.o:o:o:o.o.o:o  HOW ABOUT  THAT SUIT���������  Of Clothes you promised  yourself this FALL.  'Our Full Si oik is now the  most complete in B. C.  Our Fancy Goods are nil  new with new colors and  the latest stripes.  See thfin iiefore leaving  your order elsewhere.  R. S: WILSON,  Fashionable Tailrtr.  Next the Mi Curly Block.  Notice to Creditors.  IN  THE   SUPREME   COUltT    OF   BRITISH  -     COLUMBIA.    ';'  In the matter of the estate of Daniel Robinson,  late of Kevelstoke.-B.C, deceased.  NOTICE Is hereby given that all persons  having claims against the estate of thc said  Daniel Robinson who died on or about the 19th  day of November, A. D.,' 1902, are required to  send by post prepaid or to dellever to Harvey,  McCarter & I'ickliam, solicitors for thc Executors, on or before the 18th day of February. A.  D��������� 1903. their names, addresses and descriptions and a full statement of particulars of  tlieir claims and the nature of the security (If  any) held by them, duly certified, and that  after thc said date the Executors will proceed  to distribute the assets of the deccaie'I among  the parties entitled thereto having regard only  to thedairai, of-whlch they shall then have  notice.  Dated this 18th day of December, A.D., 1902.  HARVEY, McCARTER & PINKHAM,  Solicitors lor the Executors  Notice.  Fewer  Candidates  Ministry.  for the  THAT there is foundation for the  ailarm recently sounded In the religious press over a dearth of  candidates for the ministry is evidenced by the annual catalogue - of  Princeton Theological Seminary, Just  out, which shows that that Institution  has twenty-three students less than it  nad last year. It Is stated In this connection by "Leslie's "Weekly" that In 1898  there were 1,500 students In the Pres-  'byiterlan seminaries of the United  States, whereas there are now about  900, 'a fulling off of more than one-  third. Other denominations are com*  plaining of a similar lack of recruits  for the ministry. It Is said that the  seminary authorities at Princeton  ascribe the falling off' In candidates  lar-rely to the opening of 'the new possessions of the United States, which  aeetm to appeal to the business instincts  of the American you h. This may have  something; to do with the case, but wa  fear, says the "We*1 y," there are oih-  ���������r~ reasons larger a-J of more serlou*  ���������lenlflcance 1n their bearing on the fu*>  turt of the Church.  WOOD  For Sale.  The undersigned having contracted for the  whole of McMfthon Bros, wood is prepared to  supply Mill wood at  $2 Per Load  M*r*Cedar Cordwood���������$3.00 delivered.^)  IWfl&rdwood at equally low rates.  ..Thos. Lewis.  ' Orders left at C B. nume & Co.,  Morrfs &  Steed's, or at mill w 111 have prompt attention.  For Sale  If the party or parties who 'removed the  cap from a field glass at Watchman William  Maekle'tCabin at the Columbia bridge last  summer, will return thc same to A. McKao,  Fctmaster, they will receive |5 reward,  RANCH FOR SALE.  The administrators of the estate of John  D. Boyd deceased, offer for sale by tender  the property in the Big Bend District,  known as "Boyd's Ranch," also the  chattel property thereon, a Hst of which  may be seen at the office of the undersigned. 1  Tenders will be received up to Feb. 1st,  1903, The administrators will.not be  bound to accept the highest or any tender.  HARVEY, McCARTER & PINKHAM,  Solicitors for Administrators.  Revelstoke, B. C, Nov. 27th, 1902.  Land Registry   Act.   f1  Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, in Block 48, in  Town of Revelstoke, B. O.,  Map 636 B.  TWO Residences on McKenzie avenue, with  modern Improvements, J25O0 each on easy  terms.  TWO Residences on Third Street, east, very   ���������.���������,������,,,���������.��������� ������������������,_,  convenient for railway men, ������1800 each, easy   Snypirt thereof,  terms.  ONE  Residence on  First Street,  east,  cash  required |500. subject to mprtgagc.  Apply to,  HAR\EV.MoCATREP.API. KHAJJ-  A CERTIFICATE oUtidefcaslble Title to the     ....     ."   lay of February.  1903, unless in the meantime a valid objection  abo\e property will Be issued to Frank Bernard Lewis on the 28th day of February. A, D.  thereto be made to me in writing by a person  claiming an estate or Interest therein, or in  THE TOWNSITE OF  CIRCLE CITY,  IS NOW ON THE MARKET.  CIRCLE CITY is the Terminus   of  the   proposed   Railway   already   surveyed  via the Lardeau Creek with fork to that point.  CIRCLE CITY is beautifully situated at the base of the Lard eau Pass, Galena  and Surprise Creeks.  CtRCLE CITY is  absolutely   surrounded   by    Mining   Properties   now   under  Development.        ."-.������������������        .        . . . . '. ������������������',.���������  Splendid Water  Power  Which will be utilized next Season by Concentrating Plants.  .  SEND FOR PARTICULARS AT ONCE  TO THE GENERAL AGENT,  Gk B. BATHO,  Ferguson, B. C.  ������������j|)������**������j������j������.������,^������.������jM^  9F-ASHNOLA tr������e  The Smelting Centre of the Similkameen Valley.    Backed by the payrolls of two'  gigantic coal companies and "the Copper and Kennedy Mountain Mines. :  'Surrounded by the following resources: Coal, gold, copper, silver and a fine agricultural country. Large herds of cattle, fruit in abundance, with a climate' almost southern  and all that could be asked.  ASHNOLA is owned and backed by the payroll of the Similkameen Valley Coal Company, Ltd.,  which is a guarantee in itself of its success. The equipment and development of their conl mines, installing  of water, electric light and power plants are already arranged for. The development of the Ashnola Coal.  Company's mine by the Eastern Capitalists who have established their payroll ������t ASHNOLA, makes' it' the'  coming city of the interior of British Columbia.  City of Wonder, Progress and Great Prosperity  ,.- 1 '/ "Lots in Ashnola are safe investments. Tn Blocks'l to 4 and 13 to 20 the price will be advanced 23c.  per month until May 1st, 1902, and to ten',per cent, in the reuiaininu; blocks. The present price is from 950 to  $225     Twenty-five per cent, cash," three, six and nine months without interest.        ���������   ���������        '  Arrangements are already completed for Eight huildings, including cottages for the Employees of, i  thecompany at Ashnola.   This work will be under full headway by May 1st. ,       ' " _   \  ��������� Four years ago the Crow's Nest Shares could be bought and were sold at 11 cents. Today they are  quote-1 at $80.00. With the advent of transportation, Similkameen Valley Coal can be delivered at- any  point in West Kootenay or Yale as cheaply as by any other Company in Canada. , *  Vui  -.-*c  Vl  FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS APPLY TO  SIMILKAMEEN   VALLEY   COAL   CO.,   LIMITED.  --  ���������NELSON, B. C.   *&*JH&PJ*0*00*0**&0+^  n$> t$i i$i .%\ $1 i$i \%\ i$. $ i|i tp .ft i$������ 'ft $"$��������� ������t' ������i������ $"t������ $ ������$> ���������*$������ $ *$������������������������$> <$ $ $ ������$> $,<fr $ ������$>*$**i>*-frffi  Do You Want to Make Your Business Pay?  Wo Can Show Tho Road to Suooooo"  It Pays to Buy An Advertising Spec* In  The Revelstoke Herald  and RaiIwaymen's Journal  / *j* ?*  " 1-' -f>r*|  IT HAS A LARGE CIRCULATION  IT COVERS THE FIELD  IT GIVES ENTIRE SATISFACTION.  H.F. MACLEOD,  District Registrar.  Lftnd Kcgintry Office,  Kelson, B.   C��������� 17th  Kovemtxr, 1902. |  SUBSCRIPTION RATE :    $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.  Our Job Printing Department  Is equipped with the Latest Faces of Type, the Best of Presses and Inks, and '  we guarantee Clean, Neat and Attractive Work.      No Job too Large or too  Small.  We Print ...  *********  We Print . . .  Dodgers,     Posters,  wm~  ���������  *           Envelopes    Circulars  Streamers,   Dates  Bill Heads Letter Heads  -JKM  Note Heads Pamphlets  Books.         Visiting Cards  Business Cards.  -*^VW  Stationery of all kinds.  Revelstoke Herald Job Room  First  Street.  if  if  if  4>  if  i>  it  it  it  it  it  it  it  i>  it  it  it  i't  it'  i't  it  it  it  i*  i*  it  it  it  :it  it  ������4P ^ '���������ti* ^ *$> ������3> <������������ |($"*$l "Gfi ^ "$������ ^t> ^><^ <j> <$i ������$6 q(}> ^t^ <|> <|> ������$i t$i <$* ^t10 "fifi |itl"$l ^t^ -^ *$*'1^' ^ *!& *1^'^  us;  /<  ���������?<���������. - MW; ���3-W.rt.tJ-.x;ntB,*3-03��-��..i-rr>,-t-^.,
* VISIT FROM' ST.  NICHOLAS
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t.iroi;^':!  :
Kot a cr.-.ivur
jr.susa:
r;ie .���������.���".���lii! ������:<! wen
Dernre Christmas, nnd all
��� ho-:
V. :
,..l E'.
��� iv;
wcro
uilrrln*r, not even a
hung by tho chimney
Nicholas soon would
nestled all snus   In
!}*ar-plums danced la
kerchief and  I  In
our brains  tor  a Ions
'..ii
In th .��� :.u-
li<- \>,
3'iii.  C'ili.:r ���:���.
th.-ir '.<���
tV!-.:K- vi.4;...-
Ihoii- t: .
Ar.J   i.ianiij a
riy  cap.
Had  just   s  nl.-d
vlutrr \> nun:
���TTli.-r. out cm the l.:wn thorc arose such a
timtc-r.
I e?r:.ng  from  t'-.c   bud to ��co what waa
tli�� matt'-r.
Ati::v to the wind .��   I flew like a Hash,
".ui..- o;i-mi thc shuiicrs and tliruW up til*
cash; ,  ,,
The own on the breast of tlio now fallen
snow.
Cave thfc lustro of mid-day to objects DS-
low; ...
SVrun what to my wondering eyes should
appear
But  a  miniature  Klolgb.  and   eight  tiny
Mindovr. ... j
JR-ith   a   littlo  old   driver,   bo   lively   and
I knew in a moment it must oe St. .nick.
Iti.re rapid than caylcs his coursers thoy
���Jlnd he whistled, and shouted, and called
them  i>y   name; ���_������������,
-afow Dasher: now, Panoer! now, Pranccr
On, Comet:  on,' Cupid! on,  Dunder and
To tho top of the porch! To the top ot
-flow* dash* away!    Dash   away!    Dash
-*J> dry Icavus'that bjfore the wild hurrl-
��'ben*hey meet with aa obstacle, mount
to the sky,
-Bo up to tho hounjtop the ooursers they
Hew, - -   -     ���
IWith a. =vi~l
' o!t=   too.
'And i   -p.  . .
���J\3 I
JJov ;"
,r,.,.,]
full or toys, and St f-flcfi-
a twinkling I hcn:d o:   tf.1
Sr.j: and rawing of each   liny
In my hc?d and v, a3 turning
St.   Nicholas
1   c  mrey   St.   Tsicnolas   c.tme
wit!- -s 'o-. -nd
TIo ���nap rlre'-'tl a".I in fur from his licad
to h'*< I' it.
V.no lis '1-jt'i s vr" all tai'm��Vieo  with
r^l^E nr"i =iot:
!A bund!'   cf  r.ys lit   had swung en  ills
back.
_*.nd he lor';-^1. l'lte a peddler just oiiemns
his ivck- .   w ,
Ills e><--    ', ��� ���  they twinkled, his dimples
how  rnrrrv' o
'   Ills chc-1.*. ������   re like roses, his lip*> like
a ch- rj \ !
-Ills droll lllt'u mouth was drawn up llko
a bow,
- -.**nd the board of his chin was as white
* ' as tl'e  snow;
-���a'he tun-  i u. a i>ipe he held tight in his
t��*eth.
iAr.J the *- 'to it encircled his head like
a wi *;��*'i;
3:o had a Lroad face and a little round
belly
"That spook when he laughed like a bowlful of jelly.
3t" wa= ch-ibbv and plump, a right jolly
old  elf:
.And I laiitrhM when I saw him in spite
of mv=.-lf;
'A wink of I111 eve and a twist ot ids liead
Soon B.iv-i me to know I had nothing lo
dr, ad;
!3Ie Fpolf not a word, but went straight
to hi1* work,
���V^r-d filled a'.l tr.u stocking*, then turned
with a jerk
-" -*A.nfl lav nc his Miser asid" of his nose,
'   Anil PiMng   a nod,   up  tlie    chimney ho
rose;
-31c- -prars t-> thi slc'gh. to ills team gave
a whistle.
J.r.'i amv they a'.l flow like the down of
n t.-'^tle.
El: I N .->rJ him cse'.alm ere he drove out
of ^iqht.
'-"3I-rry Chr.stmas to all and to all a Hood
night." ���C. C. Moore.
and have a square meal ror once la
rour life." A hungry .look came into
oils eyes.
"Mean it?" ho asked, flotibtfully.
"Moan U? Of course I menu it," I
Bald, 'heartily,'"if you would promise
ono thing." '���> '
lie raised his eyes to mine.
"If vou'il tako a baik aud put   on
some of my old clothes, you can oat
Rtipper with mo and sleep in the house,
Vastcad of the cold barn."
For a long tlmo he sat gazing at rnn,
but I whistled-'a college- tuno aud protended not to see.    Presently I said;
"Well, do you give in?"
For answer he burled his face in his
hands.'
"Oh, como nour," I laughed. "I'm not
the fellow to stand that kind of thing.
A chap has got to laugh and whistle
around mo, or they don't see me very
often."
* Something sparkling dropped from
betweon his dirty lingers and flashed
down on the boards. Then he spoke,
elowly, and with an effort.
"You are the first man on God's
earth that has treated me like a maa
since^���since "
"Yes, I'll go home with you," he continued, after a pause, "if you are not
too good to put up with a dog."
"Go on, Billy!" I shouted to the
horsb. "Guess you forget the oats
waiting for you at home."
"I tell you," he wont on, eavagely,
"I'm a jail-bird and everybody turns
me out!"
"Oh, come! I haven't turned you
out, have I? Don't you croak! I
haven't even took you in yet," and I
laughed and   struck in, "my    gal's *
high-born  lady.    She's "
He grabbed my arm in a vice-like
clutch and growled betweon his teeth,
"None o' that, or I'll choke you so you
can't squeak any more o' that Infernal
gibberish!"   .
I was surprised, to say the least, but
I calmly remarked, "You don't liko
music, then?"
Such a hard, stony look settled on
his rough countenance that for a moment I thought he was really dangerous.
Well, wo got home and I escorted
my guest into the kitchen after wo
had put up the horse. Mother was not
in tii'j lcnst alarmed, as this was not
Hit first occun ence of tho kind, bi.t
this one wns somewhat out of the or-
ilinaiy and "lie looked a little surni'ls.d
���\\hf.i 1 to'.d her to turn on tho hot water in-the bath-room. But she quietly
went aliom, earing for our guest's comfort :i= cnly a mother can.
'1'no poor fellow looked bewildered
Then I ui-horcd him into the baih-rooi.i
and he Faw the no-tt pile of elothe.i laid
i-fydy foi hta u-o.
Father laughed when I returned to
the kitchen, and pokel fun at my
Queer looking protege, but he did as
he always had, let mo have my own
tva:*.
When my chp.rge returned from the
bath-room, fresh and orderly, I -was
tiilent with admiration. Such a trail.s-
���formation!    I mado no comment, hut,
11 CHRISTMA.S RESTORATION,
FTt had come .nto Birchvllle one dis-
.Tna! fall d.-.v. a little pack over lit!
thculder and :. hard, hopeless look on
his face, lie loc'.:'d so diinr-erous that
-everybody lo.'..=d the.r doors <vnd re-
ru-=rd" to surcor tie miserable wretch,
'lief'ire nirht he v.a-- lodged in the town
.��on"er but w:u '.Iterated Che Hollowing
^-^o7nTn"eri'Hc^cr-biH-iown-'vhft,-sautt!J
���Toed and trud-od wearily pn for sev*
������cra.1 miles, 'i'lien he dropped on the
���grass by the read and burled his face"
in his hands.
"Ah. there'." r cr:ed. "Want to ride?'
lie looked up vacantly and stared.
'���Then, as my rr.ear.Ing slowly riawnej
���on him. he srr.hered ntmseT up. ana
came srour.d to the bacK 01 the wagon
Hut there were several valuable pae'i-
igjs ir. the lottoin of the'vehlcle and I
didn't care ahoot putting him in Use
v>av, cr raiher the seat, of temptation,
k> i'ordered him up besite me. >ie
looked rather uncertain aaout it, but
finally trilled by clambs'.vr.g in. And
Ihua v;e r--J": aior.g for ttirec rallea, the
wretched tramp beside a "wealthy far-
rr.er's for,. i;u". I had ail a hoy's nat-
oral love <,l daring and adventure, and
seeing he was falr.t with hunger end
the exercise of. the bath, made haste to
the table.
"Vou waited for me?" he said gratefully.
"Sure thing! Did you think I was
going to eat alone wiien I could just
as  well  have company?    Come,  pitci
And pitch in he did. I never ia-*r
any one so hungry. When at last, his
craving was appeased, I took him to
bis roam, which was next to rame. The
poor fellow broke down complete y
when lie saw the clean sheets and soft
>pi!'ov. g.
���TV ' he cried out," let b�� sleep In
the .'���! Anywhere hut here! It 13
co c-r. .���.:ige, and oh, so good'"
But 1 paid uo heed. Soon I ieft hini
���witn^6-4ieart>-50od*night^^A4uLpas����d-.
down the hal!. ths bath-room door was
ajar and. as I stepped to close it. an
object on the floor caught my attention and I picked it up. It waa a soiled, worn portrait of a woman.
I carried it to th
It was my own cons
How came it  th
ceen It before, yet
the shadow of a doubt. The picture
had evidently been taken long yean
ago, for this was a fair-haired girlish
figure and Margaret was "an.old maid,
now," aa I had playfully told her
onee. ,*vYes, this was surely Mesg-c, for
t'n&re at her throat n.i 'he old-fRs-hlov-
ed brooch t.h3t she has always kept,
though locked from Might now. And
here was the same beautiful .face tha:
Flash, and off I went.   The doctor look-
��d grave when he. saw him.
"Brain fever," he sard.   "It will be a
hard flint." ,     _,
And it was. I shall never forget
Ihoso days aud weeks. Father and J
took turns watching nights with him,
and mother nursed him dayt.mes
with a tenderness almost sublime. I3ut
oven a faithful physician and three,
nurses combined were at odds with
the terrible Shadow that hovered over
tlie sufferer.
O, those awful nights of wild delirium! As he grew worse, it became necessary for both father and 1 to watch
together, for there were limes in hU
Ireuzv when he could scarcely be held
in bed. After these violent spells he
would sink into such deep stupor that
it was very difficult to rouse hint
enough to take his medicine. These
sinking spells were more dangerous
:h:.u his violent delirium for he bees mo weaker wilh each repetition nnd
s.t times the pulse was scarcely disccr-
.ir.'ile and the breath so faint that I
'.Is .ght h'.in dead more than once.
* hou'.ctimea he fancied he was back
in the old home aud he prattled on
about the governor's stinginess and
his owu extravagance. Then his
thoughts turned to the love of his
youth.
"Peggy, don't you know how much
you are to me?" he would whisper.
"You are my better self, my compass,
my north star, my ballast wheel. 1
know that If they will not lot you
marry me. I shall go to the bad, I will,
I will!    Down, down, down!
"They are hard, cruel���Peggy! They
���won't let me have you, dear! What
can ire do? Oh, I am going to tho
bad!    Sinking!
"I am here under your window, Margaret love, but you are asleep. You do
not see. I am here by the rose vine
where I told you first I loved you.
Wish I had my guitar, I'd sing the 'Red
rose' song. I'll come to-morrow night
and serenade you.
"Peggy, I 6ee a figure creeping alona
the grass. Don't be frightened, dea.\
If its a burglar, I've got a revolve,-.
He is coming nearer. Good God, it :s
your father! He hasn't seen mo yet
because the red roses hide mc, but he
is looking for me, he must know I am
here. I will step out like a man. and
tell him I came to serenade you, but
forgot my gtutar.    Ha! Ha! Ha!
"Why, what's happened? My head
whirls. There are people holding me.
Why is it? What are these things ir.
���the grass? Burglars' tools, and a lien-,,
of plate! What! lias the house been
robbed? Oh! There's a pain in my
head and I can hardly see. Did someone hit me?
"What? Mo, a burglar? My he-id
"hurts so. Pardon mc, gentlemen, i
do not understand. How sweet In-
roses smell 1 Peggy, are you still slewing?
"What are these things,���ropes?
Hold! I am no felon! 1 swear T know
nothing about those too'.s and the silver! Let mc go, I say! Peggy, where
are you? Save mc, darling! 'But yoj
nre sleeping, don't waken for (Irenm-
are sweeter than gr.of. Dieam on,
dear love!
"What is this? A prison, you say?
'A fit abode for a felon. Nine years?
And she does not believe in me? You
say she is married?   And happy?
"Kather Is dead? Of heart disease?
He! What heart had he to die of? J
broke It! Mine is broken, too. Bui
her heart Ie not broken, no! She is
happy!
"Free, am I? Free! For what?
.���What is in life before me? Nothing!
Despair! Death! But I can't die without ono more look at my love! Ono
more look!
"How cruel the world io! Too cruel
ifor me! I wlil leave :t. -jut not yet. If
only someone would give me feed 1
would be stronger to reach ycu, deirr
I must see you! I will go now, anc
walk, and walk, and walk so fast! 1
will find you! I am cozing!" and wc
.would hold him with iron grip ti'.l h;?
��ren;y changed to stupor.
Poor Robert!
At last the crisis came, and the doctor and I watched together.
"We mu3t save him,'" I demanded, "It
H rery necessary." Po v. e two sat in
the 6tiline-;<i of the n'rh; and wa*f""ii
the faint and fain-er breathing nf tha
sufferer. Dr. .Grey had Ao?e ais b=>-t
en 3 all his best. No 02e out G-j-l
couM heip h.rn now. I knew Kjorbrr
v.as spending th-; nish* in prayer ar._i
not ske?, a-d I rray'l tin' her pensions u ght t<* 5i-*T'-l and inw -r-i.
How fast he  war  ��� -,!:iri!      Could
���' ��� it
r.nfl gaining strength. With his clean,
shaven face and orderly attire, ho
looked quite young and . handsome
again, And ns the days flew by, he
gained in vigor both of mind and body
eo that wc were very proud of him.
It was a day or two before Christmas when he braced himself up and
nroposcd leaving us.
"I must be jogging on towards
liome," he said. "If the weather holds
out good. I'll bo In Burlington by
the first of January."
"Burlington!"  I  exclaimed.    "Why,
I'm going there myself the day after
Christmas, and I declare!   I won't havo
to go down alone, will 1?   How jolly!"
,  He looked serious and doubtful.
"But "  ho objected.
"Oh, very well, If you object to my
society, there Is no moro to be said!"
and I tried to look offended.
"Well.  I'll go down with you," ho
faughed.   "But that isn't it.   I "
"Oh, how relieved I am! I really
thought you didn't care for my company," and I left the room, to avoid
further discussion.
Christmas Day was fine. The sun-
6hln��s poured through the windows and
Us radiant influence made the house as
cheerful as a June bower. We had
decorated the rooms with holly and
flowers till It eeemed like a veritable
paradise. For we expected company,
nnd Robert Crane was very useful in
the preparations. He had emerged
from his tacttturn mood and I had begun to think the fever had Improved
Slim. I watched him put the finishing
touches to a bank ot palms and thought
how very handsome he was. Once he
smiled at some trifling remark of mine.
"By Jove, man!" I cried. In utter
admiration.
"What's the row?" be asked, looking
OP.
"Nothing."
At this moment a carriage drove up
and a woman alighted, a pretty littlo
woman wilh an old-fashioned brooch
at her throat, and rod roses in her
cheeks and hands. I looked at Robert
Crane. He was white as a ghost and
trembling like a leaf. T hastily left
the room. This supreme momer* ^as
his, not mine
So I can only tell you that I horrd a
choking cry from both as 1 closed the
door.
A long time afterward, I opened tho
door  a crack and said:
"Pegcy,  the minister is here!"
I didn't waitJ.o &ee the effect of my
words.
I'm not going to tell you any more
about my tramp. c\ce\>t that there waa
a wedding thai afternoon-in our parlor, a grand, n'emn, sweet ceremony,
in front of  the bank of palms.
And it was Peggy, not 1. who went
down to P.urli'i'-lon v.-.th him next clay.
-Mary B. OC&ll.
CHRISTMAS GIVING.
Pretty Things Tlmt May no  Made  Wltti
Ono*sMl!iimi.s.
Christmas Is intended for the pleas-
tire of tho rich as well lis of the poor.
It is not evorybody who has money, to
buy gifts, but it Is happily a fact that
the simple and Inexpensive mado by
one's own hands is often valued moro
than the choicest piece of purchased
bric-nibrac. This is especially the case
among friends, relatives and youn?,
people, to whom a pretty home-made
article, showing painstaking effort and
cood tantn, on tho part of the donor,
is evidently more a gift of love than the
prettiest trinket from the shops couW
be.
All the following useful and pretty
things could be neatly mado by girls
under 14, with a little help and a few
suggestions hero and there from "inotu,,
cr."
A convenient and appropriate bag fo!
shoe buttons, thread, etc., can be mado
of a tiny kid shoe, designed really
for baby'e wear, but for this purpose,
finished at the top with a little white
6ilk bag fitted to the inside about an
inch above the heel. Ribbons to draw
tip tbe bag match the shoe, which Is
around the outer ent-e ana across t*��
two Haps 11. shell of one of the color*
or of both on tho different shades, run
a ribbon about one inch wide around
the edge in the openings ot the pattern, tie in bow knot at tlie corners and
inside, slip a litt' ��� sachet, silk covered,
to match the wool, or 011 e of the pretty
llowcred euvolope sachets made by
most of the manufacturers of verfuui-
cry.
It will be soon that all of these gifts
are very easily contrived, nn- inexpensive, yet combine both beauty and utility and aro almost sure to lie appreciated by those for whom they are
made, particularly when they display
careful and neat execution by luex*
perienccd fingers.
THE KISSING PLANT.
&   Short
Ch�� pUT   ou   the
tlcloc.
l-'umoutt   Alia*
(l).Button Bag, with Emory and Nccdlo
Case.    (2). Pin Cushion.      (4).
Grandmother's Pocket.
Cow Johnny Gnllli'  Ghi-i-*1 mug  Aii*ilc.1.
������.*.iivz;*I>'.'i'
���'-VA
Tot   ChiUlinat,   Ilyncinlh ISlooms.
. The only-hyacinth bulb that may he
foced as early as Christmas is the single pink "Norma"���all other varieties
becoming cripples if forced too early.
The "Norma" bulbs, then, should bo
the first to be brought indoors. Place
them in the cellar, covering each with
an inverted pot until the buds havo
formpd. This will produce a longer
stem to ths flower head, raising it
aihove the foliage. They may now be
brought into the sunl'ght or window
until through blooming. As soon as
these have formed their bulbs a second
lot may be brought into the cellar, am!
in th s way a continuous bloom may
be had throughout the winter. It will
be found advijabie to give bulbs as cool
an atmosphere as poss.ble all through
their growlh. The covered pots and
���boxe3 will be safe out of door3 all winter, so tho-.fi for Easter blooming
should not be hroufiht in until a tew
(weens before that date.
CHRISTMAS.
and   this*  the  hnpp7
.This (���<   the month,
morn,
Y/h-rcin   tho  son  of  heaven's  Eternal
Klnsr.
Of wedd**<J maid and virgin moth*-r born.
Our  Krfi-at  redemption  from  abgvo did
brlnsr,
Kor <so tlio noly rn**>*ri oncn did sins,
That h�� n':r deadly forfpit should reli-aR**.
And with his Fathor work ua a p'.-rpctual
pooce. MII1011,
it!*1'-, happ7 morn!   Ri*"*, hnjy morn!
Draw r^rth the cheerful day from nlftht!
O Father; .touch tho (rust, and light
,Th��   itjrht that   shuns wh-in    hopi-  was
born. ���Tennyson
/low shall we cel'brate tho day
AVhen Oc��d anptrarKti m niortal clay.
The mark of worldly Morn;
"When   th��   xrchar.*cel'st   ht-svenly   lays
A.ttemptfr! the Reilc-m^r'-i praise,
prettier in some light color, although
black, with a bright silit bag, is attractive. Tho shoo is left unbuttoned,
nnd to ono of the buttons is tied an
criiory. Inside the toes are slipped slio-j
buttons, patent fasteners, etc., and lining up the ankle is a large spool ol
black linen shoe thread. If desired a
needle case may be filled to tho under
part of tlio shoe and some large needles quilled in, but this somewhat detracts' from the clfccl, so ono put in
thc bag or tied Lo thc button, like tlio
emery, is belter. A very good one may
.be made by overcasting together Ihrte
pieces ot silk or worsted braid a!bout
three-quarters of- an inch wide, and
one-eighth of a yard long, in three
different shades or colors, covering the
seams with feather stitching. Fill the
hollow' tube thus formed with any
cushion stuffing preferred (snipped
scraps of old worsted aio excellent),
tie each end with baby ribbon bows
about an inch from tho edge. After
having sewed the braid together tight
underneath, fringe out the braid at the
ends, and a very'.pretly cushion for
long needles is the result.
Another bag, quite different in design and purpose, will make a charming gift for "grandma" in these days
when pockets are so olten left out of
gowns, or are inconveniently placed
when they are included in the genera*
roake-up. "* \
One yard and a quarter o.f medium
sash ribbon in black or some subdued
color is about all that is required for
this side pocket, we might call it. Fold
the ribbon nearly in the middle. Don-'
ble the bottom of one end so as to
form quite a deep pocket, overhanding
the selvages closely together, and hemming the top of the flap. This will
hold spectacle case and several odd
trifles very nicely. For the top Hap
told thc ribbon up double, so that the
cut edge, which should be fringed for
about ono and one-halt inch, fails over
the opening of tho under bag. Then
sew as in the former case. This upper
pocket, which is shallow, will hold a
handkerchief or any small objects. The
ribbon should be slightly gathered at
the top, and a shield pin sewed iu to-
hold it in place at the belt, or a morn
elaborate way is to crochet a silk covering to a large brass ring aud sew tho
ribbon to this, through which a belt
can be slipped. Keys and small
bri!shes,^shoa=lio.oJts,^tc^.^iaj^jUwa.v3_
being mislaid, so some ltind of n rack
la sure to be useful.
The mistletoe belongs to the parasitic plants. It is rather an unworthy
vegetable, but it has been reverenced
by heathen nations time out of mind
It was used by the Romans in .temple
decoration, and the Druids, the priests
of-ancient Britain, held the mistletoe
of the oak in the utmost veneration.
They gathered It at Yuletide with
great solemnity. The chief Druid,
clothed in a white robe, climbed the
oak, and with a golden sickle cut loose
the clinging tuft of the plant. It wan
reverently received on a white cloth by
another white-robed DTUld, standing
on the ground, and afterward distributed among the people who carefully
preserved it.
The Druids supposed the mistletoe to
he endued with great curative powers,
but modern science has  proved  it in
have no  therapeutic value.    The custom of kissing under the mistletoe has
descended  from  feudal  times,   but  113
origin  is unknown,  although   it piob-
ably descended from religious or my.--
tical ceremony.    As-the mistletoe Is a
thief among plants, drawing its julc-u
from the bailcs of other trece, it may
tie considered naturally sjanhollica! of
stolen   kisses.     According   to   Knglh,'.!
traultlon. the maid who was not kissed
inder the mistletoe al CliHslmas would
not be married during    the  folio,viiit;
year.    Eltorts have been"mado at timca
to exclude thc mistletoe from amors
Christmas ^decorations,  but  it liar; always   found   favor  among   lhe  younr;
people of every period.    According tu
thc ancient    cuhfcm,  a  maid    citught
stauuitig -under  Lhe  mistletoe was e:i-
titlcd to have as many hisses bestowed upon her as there were berries on
the mistletoe branch, but the ceremor.y
was not duly 1 siTormed unlesn a ueriy
was picked oh with.o.tch inss, ilie m.i.ti-
'en   preserving  the     berries  for    good
luck.
The name mistletoe Is derived liom
the Aftglo-Saxon "misll," dilL'erent and
"tan." twig. It means a twig diiferent
from the tree on which it grows. Theio
aro some 400 epecies of mistletoe, moot
of Lhem natives of the tropics. Ono
species grows in the United States, and
is abundant south of the Ohio river.
The native plant bears a profusion of
thin yellowish-green leaves and white
berries. The English plant lias onlyta
few pairs'* of grayish-green lcayes,~and
is thickly studded with semArans'par-
ent whitish fruit. These are filled
wilh an exceedingly sLlcky jelly, and
this vegetable glue causes .it to stick
to the tree to which it has become attached. When the berry begins to
sprout, the tiny root always turns toward the branch with a kind of instinct. If the seed sprouts on the lower side of the limbylhc root reaches up;
if it germinates on the upper side, it
extends down. The root pierces tho
bark, and then thc mistletoe begins to
draw the nourishment from the tree.
���ire'most asleep, I guees.   Want a Kcod
-shaking?" ar.d I took hoid of his dirty
��� 'jollar.
The faintest flicker of a s'm-.'e Mashed
Across his lips, then all was blank
:,*galn. But in that instant, I saw, spilo
af all the d.rt and emaciation, a hand-
saome face.
' 'If    only    that    tangled    pate    waa
��� straight and cloan; if only that hag-
;tarr��_face and iimp body glowed with
'Eeafth and strength; and if vigor and
tleanliness were crowned with the ra-
filance of such a smile as I had but
jaught a' feeble, transient Hash���what
1 man, a perfect tnan!
JJaybe once he might have been just
*nich. .If this might have been liia
case, what terrible circumstances mu.it
Siave led to his present condition! I
felt an unaccountable inurest in this
frtranre unfortunate and I resolved '0
tip all that lay in my'boyish ability to
-restore him to nn idea) s'ale of mental
iie?.!th and bodily vigor.', .' 	
V^'S&y, old man, coma home wilb mo
tiously' approach the door. When
he saw rne he hounded fiercely to rhy
side and snatched the pinture from
me.
"You shan't have her!" ho passlon-
stteiy cried.    "Shn'a mine!"
I stumbled confusedly down tho
etaira and found mother.
And I told her.all that had happened.-
It was late that night whan we retired and there were tears in her cyea
as she put her arms aroiiDd my neck.
"Please Clod, we "will nave him yet!
Jt whs Providence who sent liitn liCM.
God bleas you, dear boy, for your charity!"
"Tlie next mornir.p; lie slept late a.no
I went up to wakn.him. He was
breathing liiyivily aid his face wa3
flushed. I ir.iri my hand on hi.i h".ad,
but drew I*. away quickly and rushed
down slttiia.
"Moili'jr,  be is very  slclt,"    T  s'.ald,
fitirriP'lly.'  "I':1! noir.T: for Dr. Grr.y."
, .sT-t took   but a mow-sat   to   Bfuldla
 ���w_i#,V'
The ���tlocnoi   -.<..'i
t thft pulse. S'lr'i-
new open    and 1
; biur on th'Vni
no'h'rjT stave him?
or.. h.s "wacch and f?
ce'ply,  Fto'icrt's  eyes
'j-':! \��as a Kick on in
'���.Margaret!" came the faint whin; er,
Efiute iriiftiiict rnrived me to reply.
' *���'���,'�����-!. Robert," I said, placing My lips
to hlfcetir.
"7uu love mc yet?" he asked. "Ton
cm true to me, Margaret?"
"Vein, dear, always," I answered.
"K>.=; rne, (Uvv: iove!" Aud I kissed
him on the fore'ttad.
Tie sank to (���ik-.ip, and for a. wMio wn
fhoup-ht the iluLUrlrg breath wonid'
i:to;> nliog'-.tlicr. T'.'.ii !M last the (loe.'-ur
roy,i>. rad put on his coat.
"Tiiko good cure 0:' him, niirKfi bin
csretiiily. He win 13vs." And afi'.1
a  f.v.r    more .directions,    he loft    the
h'.-.!!IO. -
He did I've, nnd Improved so rj'r-mi-
',\y, aHhr:i<.;.i> .-���lov.i/, thnt tovviii.".-;
ciu-ltiunaii i.iaa lie w;-.'; up and ;.i;u��'i
CHRISTMAS   ACROSTICS
cn'aiwt-: for CTirl.��t our Savior rtpar.
H 'or oa." H*-.iru* b* siJ:ir-J.-i wltr.6iit fear,        .
���R U for ftifrlit which *ll try t-> do.
I In for Isra.*:! lilng'of tho Jft'.v.i.'
B is for Santa,   th.*, narrm fcf a. man
T l.f for Toys hu h���� * I ways a.t hum*.''
>f la for Merry which all aliould !>*>
A Is for Another ���f'lirlHt.rciiia to sito.     "
8 t*>  for  our  Se.vlor,   nr:'ttc  forlorn.
And tho whola the flay, on which He wna
born. ��� J. VV, flobblo.
|9 stands  tor  Suj-ar-pHimfi,    dainty    nni
good.
T for tho Toys, mado of'tin or ot wood.
O for tho; Orangiii*, yellow and sweet.
C Tor thf! G'ak'is,  most' dwiflltiu's  to cat.
K Is a Knife that ban Mix blades In all.
I's��� India-rubber irmde Into ft ball.
N Htanflu  for  Nula   that   tiro  Dhiny  and
round.
O for    tlio    Ooodl.es    that    more    than
abound.
And  tbe whole Is tlio StoeklnB in which
tlioy'ro all found.
,V*. ���Martha B.  Banks.
(4). Key Ttack. " (5). Handkerchief Case.
A simple and quite effective key
ra/jlt can he'rhiido of a short piece of
manilla rope of about lhrco-i|iiartcrs ot
a yard long. About three incites from
each end wind Lightly .-ubmit it, ravel
out the ends, and'.In the iritervcnius
cpace ���screw brasH hooks about an inch
apart. Tie a colored satin ribbon in
a bow at each end, leaving sujliclcnt
length tO'lmiiK It to a. hook in the wall.
An extra touch Is given:by. onamelina
the rope and gildiinjlytlio cuds, but tlw
plain rope Is more artistic.
1 -rose, who'''can- crochet even only a
shell stitch can make a very pretty
mmicholr case with almost no troublo
and In vory little time.
Use two properly, contrasting or harmonizing shades of wool, crochet possibly eight rows of one color (the number will be determined by the size ot
the needle and worsted used} aiioul
twelve or fifteen inches long, then eight
of the next shade, then the flrst, and
again tho second, making thirty-two
rows of tbe two alternating shades.
Fold back the two ends as far as the
color line  divides them  and  crochet
Orluln or thr CliriHl m:*.'* Irec.
The pleasant and poetical idea ot the
Christimas tree comes from Germany,
and not from ISngland. Coleridge,
writing Trom Ralzcburg. in 3799. s,roko
of lhe custom as something novel 10
him, and thus describes it:
"On the evening before Christmas
Day one ot the parlors -is' ligliLed up
by the children, into which the presents
must go. A great yc\v*bough is fastened on the tabic ol a -little distiiiee
from tho wall, a multitude- of littlo
tapers arc fastened in the bough, but
eo as not lo catch it till they arc nearly
burnt out, and colored paper haiv.rs
and flutters from the'twigs. -Under
this bough the children lay out in
great order the presents they moan for
'thcir-parents.-stillsconeealliig^n^jlieiiv
pockets what they intend for each''
other. Then the parents are introduced and each prcsenta his littlo gift,
and then bring out the rest one by pno��.
from their pockets .and present them
with kisses and embraces. Where I
witnessed this scene there were eicsiit
or nine-children, and the eldest daughter and the mother, wept aloud for joy
nnd tenderness, and the'tcars ran down
the face of the father, and he clasped
all his ohildron^so tight to bis heart
it seemed as-though he did It to stitlo
the sob that was arising within him.
I was vcLy much a'tei-tcd "
The Royal Famiiy> as Anglers.
���Among the-mass of anecdotal matter
recalled by the 56ronation of King Edward VII., Canadian sportsmen are interesting themselves in reminiscences of
the lack of skill ns nn angler displayed
liy the King when, in the course of his
progress through tlie Dominion in 1800
as.-Prince of AValcs, lie visited some of
the host fishing waters of Cannda.
Thc late Senator Price took the Prince
on a trip up the Sngucnny to the St.
Marguerite llivcr, tlie present preserve
of the St. Marguerite Salmon Club, and
then, ns now, noted for the abundance oi
its salmon and trout. A few small trou*
were, however, all that the whole part*,"
could boast of. Mr. Price hooked a
largo salmon for the Trince and gave it
to Tiim.toland, hut his attempt was not
successful. The Prince had not had sufficient practice in salmon fishing to enc
able him to kill a large fish.
The official historian of the tour notes
Hint "it was not for the want of advice;
there was plenty of that. ' Everyone
called out what to do, nnd, as. a matter
of course, everyone suggested a different
mode from everybody else, so that Ills
Jloyal Highness was bewildered, and the
salmon proved the truth of tlie old proverb, that 'in a multitude of counsellors
there is safety'; and, breaking the line,
got clear away."
Many Canadian fishermen can testify
from personal observation on, the IteBtl-
gouclic and Cascopedin rivers to tho
.Sever angling of the present Prince'of
"Wales and of his mint, the Princess-
Louise, now Duchess of. Argyll. The cottage lmilt^for her on the banks of the
Cascopedia is" still standing, nnd the pool
in which she killed her largest salmon
Btill bears her name. It was while visiting her in Canada that the present
Prince of Wales and his late brother,
the Duke of Clarence,' proved to Canadian anglers their skill with the (ly rod.
The Prince of Wales lias, indeed, been
called lhe anglcr-in-chicf of the Royal
family, and both in dexterity and luck
he recalls his late uncle, the Duke of
Edinburgh.
Queen Alexandra is,.well known as a
keen disciple of I/aak Walton. Tlio
Alexandra fly, which lias been called after her, is so deadly a killer on some of
the Old Country streams that its use on
many of them lias been absolutely forbidden. This rentalknblc fly was not, as
sometimes ml, , <j?od, invented by, the
Queen, hut by Dr. llobbi. It wis originally known ns Lhe Lady of thc Lake,
and this name was abandoned for its
present one because of the success obtained with iL by the then "Princess Alexandra. In Amciica it is less known ns a
salmon fly than ns a successful lure for
largo trout.
In fact, it" may not properly he called
an nrlificinl fly nI nil, being intended as    .
a vague imitation of a minnow, and it ���
wns originally intended to be cast and.
played minnow   fashion just bclow.^ the
stuf.ice of the water,   lis coarse green
hackles  partly  enclose a brig'.it silvery
body, glimpses of which are given to tlio
fishby allowing the line Lo run wilh the
current  aiid   then  drawing   it  back   up
stream -by   short,  sudden   jerks,  which
open nnd close the buckles.'
King Edward'S-dnughler, the Duchess
of Fife, is devoted to angling, and spends
much of h��r time nt thc sport, accompanied by ner daughters,'while'the Duke
is away deer-stalking. Fishing is the favorite amusement., too, of thc little sons
of the Prince of Wales, and ���thoy were ���
recently quite pioud of tlieir ability to
send a brace of trout of their own killing to the King, and another' brace to -
tlieir own parents.
Baseball Term Illustrnted.\"A,Safe-l
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Dodd'8 Kidney Pills make
no Halfway Work of.
Kidney Disease
. J. Macdonalcl had Rheumn i srrt
and Dropsy, was curod-by Dood's
Kldne;   Pills,   and   has  hnd  n��;-
Return  of the   Trouble  fo*- Five
Years. ���-,.::���
(iir'��ffmm I'l im  Ch1c��*.
The plum cake is a nvoule Chn=t
mas dish Ileie is a lcoeipt foi a cn\o
warranted to piomo'e all the ndlgr ,-
Hon oh the pait of the gouimrnas of science ha\e
the family Ciena o' c lourd 01 Lut-
ter and one pound of btigai togrli cr;
add the beaten yolkb of eighteen er-g_,
one gill of molasses, one pound of Sltf-
cd-flour, sl\ Ubl-'s.pooiifula of coai-.>
Hour and    one vipc-jIt'S    of brandy, .
beat all logclnei foi fi e mmu es 'di.moie proof of this is fuinishcd
three pounu ���> of faCQded raisin-, 0-0
pound of ducd cunanti, half a. 110,111 1
each of almonds and s'lred citron \ i II
floured, tv o ouncos of iria^'d co"o--
nut,'ono tablc-poonful each of ijion id
allspice, mace and clo>c<?, -md ti o
grated nutmegs, last'"., add the be '-mi
whites of the C.-KS r-'rx we 1, pom m
one large or tv, o &mj.llji cake 11, > 1M3
and bake in a mod��i.,'te o<cu for 11 s
hours;-ornament when cold with fauLy
sugar-plumb and a -\\reuli ol hohj
lr\ 1 if;  uitl I ii k  11*.
The modern 00 cinnr- of C'-"-
was largely dae    to  the  \.u l^it,
Washington Irvin-; ml C h i. Its 0
ens.   Both dejcnt>rd at 1cih.ii fie
cient English  obsc-nn c=   \,n<ii  1
{alien into di'-u-e In ill i.u   a K-ti ' ���
neighborhoods ���" K'^i.-d   .1, d --o
vived pop.i-'i know >���<���<���  o   'he <\.
and hearty cu=tca_ of Li.e fojorj 1.
��� Windsor, Nov 24 ��� (Special ^���It
has been acknowledged for somo
years tnat Dodd's Kidney Pills would
cure any case of Kidney, Disease, and
of late those interested"" in medical
been watching those
cures to convince themsches that
they were permanent Gradually the
convictien is forced that Dodd's Kidney Pills cute once and for all   One
by
John J McDonald, a well-known
faimer, now residing at 130 Langlois
aicnue Fne jcais ago he was
troubled with Rheumatism and Dropsy For two j ears he suffered terribly, .and the different medicines he
tried failed to relieve lum His legs
were swollen and the pains he suffered were most acute He used Dodd'*
Kidney Pills, was cured, and his cure
caused quite a sensation at tha
time
Mr   McDonald, speaking of his cure
recently, sa-\s-
"I ha\e had no return of my trouble up to the picsent, and I am not
an\ious for any It is wilh pleasure
I acki'o-^ ledge that Dodd's Kidney )t
Pills cured me I found them just as '-
represented, and they did for me, fat
more than I e\pccted they would""
"^>.,W,^*--^^y*.9^Wg^,^j��^^��y.,^(.- ^../j^^ -^=  / ?"  IteUuoc Agaial  The   holiday '"utimSm.    ������f    H02   -irill  JprobaMy   live   in   histery   as    about  J tka dampest   ever   remembered.     There  -has been a. trifle too much weather.   If  you'went away^fora holiday you could  ' ���������only go out in the sir on tne_.undersl.uid-  ' ilng -that you earnedin every hoiir or so  [j to ohange'your clothes;, and the average  f young man at the seaside-does nob usually take a dozen suits or so with him.  If you went out for a walk: with a girl,  you had to give her all  the umbrella,  and about every hour or so you would  have to cut the damp, moist, unpleasant  promenade   short,   with   the   announcement that thc rain had soaked through  to your cheat protector, once more, and  you were afraid you'd have to go homo  and change again.    If you went on the  pier and on the rocks with your best  girl to listen  to  the  splashing of   the  tide,  half  the  lime you  were  occupied  with  noticing  the splashings  from  the  umbrella that broke on the edge of your  collar, .and   then   trickled   drearily   but  persistently down your backbone.  jlcsidcs, the girls get so cross when  it's wet all the time. A girl is, of course,  ������ very fond of her best young man, and  all that sort ofr thing; but if you are  holding the umbrella so that some of the  mindiops fall on her new hat, she will  probably mention it. With emphasis.  After all, she can get a new escort anywhere, if it's a nice boarding-house, whereas you can't hnve a new hat with forget-  me-nots rind thingi in it every day for  the asking.' The trouble, too, is not nl-  togcthci fiom above. There is. thc state  of tho roads. Of-course a girl doesn't  -object to. being.obliged to hold up her  skirt'a little, bufwhen you step into a  '. .puddle unawares and make a bit of-a  splash, the girl will usually grow pjsi-  tively dismal. She can't very well ox-  plain why to you, because you're not  supposed to_know that she wears stock-  . Ings, but when you go nnd splash -them,  'in your clumsiness, for some distance  eJbove the "ankle'/it's^Teally" most annoying. And niorc- annoying still is it for  the dear girl to Save to explain lo you  that, she wasn't splashed at all, just.because lhe splashes cau'.t be .seen, and it  isn't likely she's going to show them.  If duiing the holiday season you have  been tempted, in a sudden spurt of sun*,  elline, to take -your Jbest girl" and  her  maiden aunt out for a. little row, it has  keen pretty sure to start raining again  as soon as you were well out.   A little  experience of  this sort makes a really  ���������happy holiday.    Although you may  ba  a fair oarsman, you piobibly cannot pick  up, all at once, the knack^ofTowing a  tub-like boat, with two people" in it besides yourself, at a rate of twenty* miles  an hour.-' 'Anything' less in the way" of  speed  will, however,  be  extremely   unsatisfactory to .ladie3 so situated. "They  will begin by osking you to make haste,  as if you could pull back to the shore iu  a couple of minutes or so.   Then your  girl will complain that she is getting wet  through, and drops a sarcastic hint that  if she knew how to' row'"sh"e would take  the oars from you, and show you how  the thing ought to be done.    Then the  -   lady's^.aunt ..will ���������take  up 7 the running.  ' Incidentally "she "will point out that the  young man in' the distance, who has a  boat all-tt) himself, started at1 thc same  time as you did, and is now half a mile  ahead.   Meanwhile you will be practically laying up for yourself a chronic heart  ' complaint by your heroic efforts to give  satisfaction, in    your * trying  position.  Presently the maiden nunt will take up  another attitude.   She will observe that  the ceaseless rain is forming a pool at  the bottom of,the boat,.and she wants  to know what, will-happen if the boat  fills" 'before "you" get back to the shore.  As she gets .more, r  d more dismal, slip  will probably say't \it'shc hopes she is  'prepared to die; But as she has paid for  her board at the hotel in advance, she  would like to live the week out.   About  'this time your girl will probably begin  te^cry,.and-.thus.round.,.011 a really, de-,  lightful outing on the shimmering sea.  . The chief excuse for. a seaside holiday  is tho opportunity it affords for a little  extra open air exercise; but the weather  during the'past season^has rather-curled  the sentiment of the thing all up.   The  only circumstances under which you have  been able to meet your best girl in defiance of the ..wet have been during bath-  ing hours; and if you have had the luck  to visit a~plac������jwhere..niixed bathing wa3  not permitted, the boatman has probably had something to say about it.   As  some astute person once remarked, morals are merely a. question of geography.  At some  seaside  places' you  can  meet  your1 lady friends in the water and even  teach them to swim; at other places you  are held guilty of all the cardinal sins  if you go "within twenty yards of the  gills. -    .  ��������� A Possible Industry.  The title' of a j book '.should be one-  ~ which" can-be-readily-rcmembered,-easily_  spoken and adapted to attract attention,  thinks the Xew.York.'Timea." It ought  not lo be hard to meet these .conditions,  ���������but'how many authors meet themt -To  give a book the name of a man or woman is easy, but it is only a sneaking  way 'of escaping' the responsibility of  finding a real title. "Two On a Tower,"  "Many Inventions," "Kidnapped," aro  all admirable titles, since .they fulfill tlie  conditions juBt'named,"!,-and.,are, moreover? "found, after the book's to which  they--belong are read, to. be eminently  appropriate. Still they are -not ideal  titles, for they lack the merit of marked  originality.. There -is roem for a new  profession���������that of the manufacture and  sale ' of titles.', Why. should not some  man make-a study-of tlje- subject and.  prepare titles which can be sold at a modest price to authors who.have written-  new books? It would be a relief to the  author of a new-historical novel if ba  could!send to the title_ bureau and ask.  {or a;list of suitable titles. If the.bu-'  reau were managed by a man-of ability  and ingenuity it would do a large and  profitable business.  Mr. TclHf S Opimlon.  Mr: TellH  flared, at his  ���������f**er  aa*  crumpled ths margin nervously between  hie fingers. He shrugged kis shoulders  and writhed in his' chair. H������ fairly  gnashed hie teeth aa he growK-d, "Bail  It makes me ill to read such things."  - Mrs." Tellit looked around slowly, for  her mouth was full of hairpins and her  ���������witch .was only half fastened on, and  she did not want to "do it all over  ' again," because she .was'already late fox  . the.start for the theater.  . *<5yhat did you say, dearT" she asked.  -.'��������� "I" say it makes me ill to read such  things," replied Mr. Tellit, making angry  jabs at the paper wiui one finger.- "Such  things-a_s arc printed here." "���������'"���������  All Mrs. TclttVcould see was a large  picture" representing  "Honorable Some-  ..body-or-other"- and sonic -black-face type  ���������"'announcing,' ."Says lie was .cured in one  month, after ten years' lingering illness."  "Don't read'them,'.then," she advised.  "Miss "array, thnpayi-hological teacher,  says that imichvbfour bodily discomfort  is caused by 'auto-suggcstion,������and������������������"  "There's a .whole lot-of it caused by  automobiles, for that matter," interrupted, Mr.^Tellit, "but that isn't thc  kind of illns'ssi I- mean. I mean such  things -as this," ��������� '"  And he waved the page before her  .eyes, pointing'feverishly at a brief article'which Btatcd that'"To. successful foreign musician���������a man���������had been mobbed  bv nn audience of young women.  "Oh," mumbled Mrs. Tellit, twisling  awav at her back hair, "thatf netting.  Lotf of girlf go crafy about pianiftf."  "If you are going to talk to me, take  those "hairpins out of your mouth and  quit sputtering-as if your wires were  crossed. I think it's a good deal more  than nothing, if that is what you were  trying to argue."  Mrs. Tellit removed the hairpins from  her lips and placed them on the dresser.  "1 said," she remarked, "that then-  was nothing surprising about such actions on the part of those young women.  It is simply another manifestation of  psychological autohypnosis, as Miss Murray explains it. Just as I said a few  minutes ago.?-In,the case of these young  women, they wcjc not impressed to anj  extent  by  the- pianist, but  they  were  lifted" out of themselves "  ;   "Tlieir fathers ought to lift them out  ������  "Why, Henry!"  "I'll Vet if it was a girl of mine���������-" .  "Va.it one moment, dear, until it is  explained to you. These young women  nre wrought upon psychologically by the  mysterious influence of the music, until  their subliminal 6elves are brought into  dominant.control of their material pop-  seioilsnesses, and they seek to manifest  their delig������-t by paying homage to the  visible exponent of the art .which has  enraptured them."  ,- Mr.'Tellit stared long and earnestly at  his wife. He picked up the paper again,  looked over the article once more, then  roared. ;  "Wroughfnpon psycho--1 1   I'd show  'em how to be-wrought upon! Suppose  I nnd a let of other men would get our  subliminal"damphoolislmes3 lifted to the  'dominant lunatic chords "of our'beings,,  and would make a V-rush for the stage'  to-night, and seek'to kiss the fair cheek  of the lady who'dqes the trembling hero,;  ine stunt! 'Suppose we should grabber  by the hair and yell honeyed nothings at  her, and show our general hysterical get-  up! Huh!' Away to-the police-station  with us! And you'd bo right there at  "the desk when the little blue wagon  dumped us out before the sergeant; to  tell him my real name and address, and  ad\'se him to get me-a good long sentence, as I was a dangerous man and a  menace to society!    Huh!" ,  And all the way to the theater Mr.  Tellit kept muttering to himself, with  an" oceasionaWliuh!" that made his wife  snicker in a most un-Delsarte manner.���������  W. D. Kesbit in "Judge."  I  Yours For Health,  "Pulsifer Scroggs,' of Sudbrook Park  writes: -'Kindly-give directions'for washing the-face." -.31--, ',  Too much attention cannot be given  to this important feature of the toilet,  f-ki rnarry,peonle Sfem to think that if-  they put their "faces in the wash on  Monday^thatrls" sufficient.- But, alas I  many a face gets.,lost, in the laundry.  Tlie best wash is to wash your own face.  Lay- the faco 'on a smooth surface and.  scrub it wjth sand soap until a healthy'  glow appears; then" drop'it. into indigo  water'for three hours. Hang out to dry,  and iron gently with a sadiron. Use no  starch, unless you &������������������* smooth-faced. If  starch is used when- there is a beard it  will stiffen the l.i������i**rs and cause them  to cui, your ci ..ir off.  _ Good Intentions,  "Our minister did not take any vacation tliis summer,"' said -Brown,- with a  smile. "Why not?" asked the other  man. "Circumstances over which he had  no control forced him to stay at home,"  replied Brown.,.  '���������lie intended to go away and had  - made his" arrangements, when several  enthusiastic members of his congregation���������my wife-was among them, and the  othcTs'tvere -all women, too���������'took the  matter out of his bund's, and told his  wife 'confidentially not to pinch and save  for his outing, because the members of  the church had hit upon,' the happy idea  of raising a sum especially for his vacation'.'  ������������������  "As the minister has a large family  and his wife finds it hard to make both  ends meet, she was only too glad to  spend the vacation money in other ways.  "Well,'the women held several ���������affairs,'  -and mannged to get something over fifty  dollars together. Then they decided to"  make thc presentation a gala event, and  .give all.tne members,,of thc church a  1 chance to speed the parson on liis way  with good wishes.  "It occurred to (hem that a little mil-;  sic would add "to lhe occasion, aiid*' so  they engaged some musicians. One mem-,  ber of the committee thought "that if  there was music, light refreshments  would be in order, and she look it upon  herself to see that they were provided,  A thiid hit on the plan of having the  church decorated for the occasion, and  hired a" man to 'do" the work."  "Early in the evening when they met  .to compare notes they discovered that  their expenses' had not'only eaten up  the amount that they had raised for the'  minister, but left them a matter of two  or, three dollars in debt.  "Oh, yes, the evening was a pleasant  one to some, but- there wasn't any presentation- On^the wayhome I asked my  wife whb'was going lo squ.ue Lhe debt.*  " "'Why, Joseph,' she said, 'what a question 1 The minister, of course. It was  all done'fn his interest.'"  ��������� j '��������� ���������  InteraatitMl  S. S. Les  When M-wger   i-urki.  The eld nam with Ike braised face  len*������ hair and ready-made suit was ex  plaining tbe matter as they walked  along. ,-.   "  "Faet is, John," be said. "I'm lookin  fer  peace  in  my dcelinin' years,.    Thi  . wild life has been gittin' s< "ter,hard 01  ��������� me, on' I want to take it e-.   y, so I conn  to tho city to finish up.   You don't mind  do yout"  "Glad to have you, uncle," answered  the young man. "The dangers of life it  the woods ��������� the constant watchfulnesi  and all that���������must become very trying  to tin'old man. I. suppose there comes a  "time, even to a man inured to it, wher  danger ceases to have a fascination."  "What's that there barric. 'e for?" de  ma-idcd the old man, as the youngji  guided him into the street.  "Oh, that's where a boiler blew up,v  was the careless reply, "and, of course  it took a section of thc sidewalk with  it."  "B'ilcrs under the sidewalk?!-* said th������  old man, enquiringly.  "Of course, one walks over boileri  nearly everywhere in the city."  The old man looked worried.  "Better step sorter easy, hadn't yrtV  he asked.  "Oil, no," laughed the nephew. "It's  very seldom one blows up."  "An* it's very seldom a man's chawed  by a b'ar," returned the uncle; "but we  don't feel comf'table gittin' too close to  'cm."  "Ou.eful, now,  uncle,"  cautioned  the  young man.   "We'll cross the street here.  ' Look out!    Jump!"  Tlie old man barely cleared the front  of a cable-car, and then went to the  pavement with a bicycle. When lie was  rescued and brushed off he looked crest  fallen.  "Vou should watch out when you hoai  the gong ringing," the young man explained. . *  "Watch out fer which gong!" asked  the old man, reproachfully. "It seemed  like there was a dozen goin' to once."  "Ob, all .you have to do is to keep  your head." r  "That's all you have to do in the  woods, an' there ain't so many ways of  losin' it there, neither.' Is them thinga  runnin' all the time?"  "Yes, but there aren't many accidents."  "How mnnyt"  "Oh, I suppose the" avcrnge.-.including   _..-,.. j     * -   ,       --.,  collisions and the big accidcnts;.wouldn't   "at?ve ^ *������ e������d3> *?'*>������*, j������><-  amdunt to more than five or six victims | ^"S. i"th  m  Jehovah   as   the   true  e-  ���������  ������ ������������������''-���������  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������'  LESSON   X.���������DECEMBER  7,   1U02.  ���������fATJTH AND NAOMI.  Hutu   1 :  1C-22.  GOLDEN  TUXT.���������Re  kindly   affectionrd  me  to  another,���������Item.   12 :   W.  TOl'lC���������Choose   your   home    with     tlie  totlly. -,.  Time.���������In the period of tbe .Tunses, pioU-  liHV    III Ollt    tllC    U:llU   Of   lillllMMI.'     "  l'laces.���������The cnr..' slid Inter home of  S'uomi wns nt Uetlilehem. ltuth'a early  lome   wns In  Monb.  lersons.���������Itutli, Kaoml, people of Bethle-  Oi'iu.    DA. LY llUADINGS.  U.���������Naomi Goes to Monti, Rutli 1 : 1-5.  V.���������ltutu nud Kxouil, ilulU 1 : M-1U.  W.���������Nnonil Comes to tttttlilelieiii, Ruth I :  111-22.  T.���������rtmu the Gleaner, Until 2 : 1-13.  P.���������llnttt's Kcturn to Nnonil, Kuth 2 : 14-23.  h.���������ituta'8 Bequest, Itmb 3 : 1-1H.  b.���������Huth's Kewnru, Uutn 4 .- 1-18.  LESSON   EXPOSITION.  I. The Decisions.���������Thy people shall be  my people, and thy God my God, v.  IB. The two young women, Orpali nnd  Kuth, were natives of Moab. They had  married two sons of]Nnomi. .Their  husbands had died, leaving the young  widows with , their mother-in-law. Nn-.  omi, left desolate, decided to return to  her native Israel. iu true Oriental  manner her daughteTS-in-law staitcd to  accompany hcr^at least part of the way.  She urges them to return to their native Moab. Orp'h yields, kisses her  mot-hcr-in-law fa- jwell, and turns hack.  Kuth clings to herr When urged again  to follow Orpah, her sister-in-law, after  her'people and "her gods," Kuth breaks  out in the .passionate reply, ."Entreat-  me not to leave' thee. . . .whither thou  goest, I will go; and'where thou lodgest,  I will lodge; thy people shall 'do 'my  people, and thy Uod my God." Thus she  expatriated herself, and declared her  loyalty and allegiance to her mother's  nation and ber mother's God.  This decision comes like a passionate  yet firm outburst of a mind that has  been fully made up. Tbe cost has becu  counted, tho good and the evil taken  into tbe reckoning, and the dceision is  whole-hearted.    She'^had given up her  a week."  "In the days" when the 'Indians w������->  rampagin' they didn't average as high a=  that, incl'Jdin' massacres," commented  the old man.  The young man passed this off with a  laugh.  "We'll go up to my office," uncle," lu  remarked.  The old man was nervous as he stepped  Jnto the elevator.  'These  here   thing3  ever  drop!"  asked.  lie  God, she wanted to .be counted r -long  bis chosen people. Death alone could  "or would part them.  She"left speaking, v. 18. Naomi could  say nov more. Ruth bad settled the  question. She had shown.intelligence,  conscience, firm convictions and decision of character. Brought up a poor  heathen, she had come under the sweet  influences of the godly'home .of Elime-  lecu and Naomi; had tasted of the  truth" and peace of a" believer, and noth-  ing'cpuld shake her;-determination  to  "Never when they're properly watcheC ( ,jceepr'm the company of'that same sweet  and guarded," was the answer. . jjfe ., ''���������'',-,  "Same way with a wild, bull" com | ^^ Kcceptionl-All the city was  ranted the old man ,TBw: ain't never. ^^ 19- ^ethlehein waa n(ft then  a bit of danger in him if hes properh , ft  ^  ^^    ^  {amily ^^  fce  quite well known.  News was not abund  watched nn' guarded."  The young man stopped to speak to ar  acquaintance who had his ' head -bandaged and liis arm in a sling."  "Has the office nest to mine," he explained, "and he was held up last night.  Foolishly objected to being robbed, you  know, and that's the result.* Of course,  when he showed fight they pounded'him.  but it's a very rare occurrence." "     ,    ,  The old man stopped short,  ant. Tbe return of one who had once'  .enjoyed''high social'position (she-was  of a princely family, now, poor, a widow,  her sons also "dead) , would be quickly  known. .'/Is this Naomi J'.' The Hebrew  " sbbws that women asked "this question.  'Is1 this she who went" away'with such  high hopes only a little time ago ? Ten  years, is it ?   It does not seem so long.'  "John," he said, "I come here fer rest, But how changed  she looks 1   -Is this  an' peace an' quiet.   I was try in' to git  away from the dang"rous an' excitin' life  of tho wild West."  "I quite understand, uncle."  "Well, John, if you'll" jest steer me  bnck  to  the  station   you'll  see   an   ol'  man  take  to  the   woods   -where  there,  ain't nothin* worse'n b'ars an' wildcats 1  an' blizzards.    I'm  lookin'   fer   a- nice,  comf'table  old  age,  John,. where    til  ths bright, lovable face that went- away,  so sweet in ������her, manners ? They knew  her. , Yet alas I thly could hardly belies e their eyes when they saw her'so  sad.  Call me Mara, v. 20.   Oh, yes, I am  ebe;   but  do  not call me  Naomi  any  more.   It makes me more sad.   But call  <, ine Mara '(bitter), for . the    Almighty  J hath dealt very bitterly with me.   Then  chance of dyin' sudden ain't more'n one. i?. J^f/S,* Ii. 2JS ���������,,T f.,11 i������  in ten.W it's back to the woods fer me.", ,he rec.alls -}0w she went out full-in  --Elliott Flower in "Cosmopolitan." possession of .husband,    health,    some  Kitchener's Eyes.  Everyone   who  has   seen   him   knows  those   eyes;   they  'are   at   uace   the ,  secret and   the   advertisement   of   thc  man.    Pale  blue,  without  depth,  steel |  hard and sea bright, they give magic , 'and made her a home with tbe noblest  power to the harsh, brick red face. They , landholder of Bethlehem T  defy   the   camera,   appearing    through |     I" went out full, v. 21.   Full of hopes,  wealth, two sons and high position. She  returned without husband, sons, wealth,  joy and comforts; she was" poor 'and  broken-hearted, prematurely old���������empty  of everything but'sorrows and.poverty  and want. This was her view" was it  the true view ? What did she think  when Boar, her kinsman, married Kuth  that untruthful medium in a droop of  leonine sulkincss that loDg ago captivated the servants'''hall. Really the  man is unlike his photographs, and thc  unlikcncss is all in the eyes. The first  time they rested upon me I flinched, al  though I was doing nothing wrong; 1  was, in fact, attending to my business,  the one thing that Kitchener approve*  of. J. was conferring with one of hi)  minions upon some affair, when the  great man stepped out of his tent and  sent bis gaze traveling round the semicircle of his view. I believe that everyone in the track of that baleful searchlight felt uncomfortable. The subaltern  stopped talking to mc as tliou<:h lie had  been caught in a theft; I felt like a<  schoolboy .surprised in the act of some  impertinent transgression; a soldier, I  who was driving in tent pegs, dropped j  his tools and .began to fumble with his '  buttons; upon ail sides there was an in-1 V> many souls ?   They, too, have gone  stant  of "extreme  discomfort  until  the    <"*  from  the  old  home  full;     happy,  full of joy, full of loves and relatives���������  perchance full of pride over her fine  prospects in' the rich land of Moab. But  the Lord had bumbled her���������had testified against her. It was a sin to seek  "wealth and luxury and home at the expense of religion, God and a godly life  ���������to go into a heathen land, among a  godless people, marry her sonB among  -them, make a homo there, simply to bet-  ter her temporal condition. God had rebuked her wilfulness, and she had come  back empty..  In the beginning of barley harvest, v.  22. Tbe writer repeals the fact of their  return in this verse, making a particular note of the season of the year,  that he might now relate how Kuth  came to be gleaning -in the Held ol  Boaz, and Boaz learned who she wni,  ordered the gleaners to favor her, and  finally it led on until he married Kuth.  The barley harvest in Palestine is us*  tanlly in April." Boaz was a rich man,  of noble character and benevolent mind-  Thus we have three lovely and lovable  characters in this short story.  How cheering has  this history been  A TOTTERING  WRECK.  Weak   and    Shattered  Nerves Are  Rapidly '  Restored to Health.  South American Nervine.  Three out of 'every four people wl:c  suffer from chr mic and incurablt  diseases do so because of a disordered  nervous system. The Great Sout'i  American Nerve Tonic���������not a mull  cine, but a physiological nerve food-  restores vigor to the nerves and reconstructs the worn-out tissues; Cures Losi  Appetite, Loss of Flesh, Headache, Pal  citation of the Heart, General Debility,  Liver and Kidney Disease, Colds and  Coughs, Nirvous Prostration aud all  other diseases of the nervous system.  A. W. Stephens, a prominent business  rnan of Strathaven, Ont., writes as follows: "I was a totalnervousvjreck. I  almost despaired of ever recovering my  health, until I followed a friend's advice  and tried The.dreat South American  Nervine Tonic. In a miraculously  short time, I was entirely well."  A Sallow," Muddy Complexion.  If your kidneys are not in proper condition, your skin will soon tell the tale.  South American Kidney Cure restores  normal health condition, clears the skin ol  every discoloration.   Relief in six hours.  No. 33  Alexandre Dumas' Figured  Shirt.  , There is no more characterietic  ���������story in -Mr. Arthur Davidson's  admirable "Alexandre Dumas: His  Life and Works" than that of Dumas'  deserted sick bed. It is so pathetic, so  droll and so entirely Dumasesquo! And  it. goes to show that genjus can afford  to go to' almost any length of eccentricity in dress and behavior:_  "One day in 1869 (writes Mme. Mathilda Shaw), I found Dumas in bed���������in  his study converted into a t.'droom���������and  very solry for himself. He was.very  poorly and. unable to take anything but  a decoction of lime-juice and barlcy-wa-.  ter. The servants -had all gone out;and  left him alone. 'I have been calling in  vain for'Nathalie to bring me some barley-water,* be 'eemplained, and begged  me to get him some. The kitchen was  deserted and the lire out. However, I  managed to make up some fire, and  brought bim what he wanted. He drank  it, and was very "grateful to me. Hi3  face'was in a sad state���������some skin eruption, which* made it nil swollen and  shiny. But he informed rne he pad to  get up and go to a "reception at some  ambassador's that evening. I could  hardly 'believe that-he was serious, and  tpjd fcim that, in his present condition,  he "was not fit to meet anyone. ��������� 'Nonsense,' be said, 'just look in that chest Of  'drawers and se? if you can find me some  linen and a white tie.' I looked, and  searched thoroughly; the total contents  were two nightshirts, a black waistcoat,  a pair of flannel drawers and a red tie.  'It is monstrous,' lie exclaimed, /the way  they neglect me.when I am ill! How on  earth am I to get dressed 1* Then, after  reflection, he added, 'Just look,-child, in  that writing^ desk,' indicating the drawer where he used to put 1.1s gold when  lie bad any. I looked, and foun.l r it  completely empty. To convince him, I  brought the drawer, and showed it to  him. 'Ah,' he said,-with a sigh, 'yes, 1  remember.' " Then he asked me if I had  any money with mc, and could lend 1 'm  a little. 'Just enough to g t me a drcS3  shirt,' he explained, 'and if you would  be so very kind as to take a cab at once,  and go buy me one. But. be sure and  don't come back empty-handed.'"  But in the few shops open at that  hour Mme. Shaw failed to find a-white  shirt Urge enough' for the portly Du ,  mas. Indeed, tho only shirt procurable  was one whose white ground was used  merely lo throw into relief "bright red  demons jumping about iii flames oi yellow fire," intended as a slr.kir.g design  for some "bal costume" of the Quartiei  Latin:  "I opened . tbe parcel. Dumas gazed  for a few moments in blank horror upon  those scarlet devils and those yellow  flames. Then, aa the storm follows thc  calm, he burst into one of his frantic  passions, but, subsiding soon to the necessity of the case, be recalled me from  the doer, and, saying curlly, -'Well, 1  shall have to wear it,' he bade me wait,  and went into the dressing-room to make  his toilette. Before long he reappeared  clad in his drcs3 suit, the low waistcoat  of which displayed to full .advantage the  peculiarities of thc shiit front. ..Having  donned" the'red-tic���������tlie-only- one avails,  able���������Dumas, sulky and silent, got into  the cab and drove off to thc reception."  A few days later .a note came from  him usking the lady to call, as ho had  much lo tell ber. On arriving she found  him recovered and radiant:  "'You  would   hardly   believe   it,'   he  sn.i.1   *imt juiy costume was an immense  ������-.���������������**���������*-   Everybedy tbougbt that it wa������  ran orithua idea of my ������w������.   Thsy all  I thronged round me and mad* much ol-  I ,ne'      'What    about  the red necktie V  'Oh, that was another success!    It was  supposed to be a souvenir of my fnend-  ihip   for   Garibaldi.    .On  the  whole,   I  had a most delightful evening."  Trouble Ahead in Royal Families.  It does not much matter whether or  not the eldest son of the Germon Em*  ' peror wants to marry ah "American girl.  The problem-which is reported as btiiu**  presented to the German Kmporor will  -(icmaiid solution within the ne:*. quarter  of a century. The leading factors 111  ouch a problem arc distinctly visible.  There are thrones in Europe a id there  are rich "American" girls whose eyes  are fixed on these thrones.   The trouble  ' ln'"an when the daughter of a rich  "-\niei'ican" gentleman married into the  Jhurchill familv. Thc Churchill family was  r.ot one of the oldest or most illustrious  in England, but it was of sullicient importance to .establish a precedent. Since  that time rich "American" girls have j  found it comparatively easy to marry |  into the noble'fcmilies of England. And  if   into   noble families,   why   not   into (  "royal  families?- In many  respects  tho  noble  families  of  Ei.gland   are  socially  superior   to   royal   f.imilic3   in   hurope. ,  They have larger incomes and on  their 1  estates  c.\eicise  nearly  all  the  powers  of a sovereign. -  Money is the talisman that has opened  the semi-r ������j.il thrones of England  to the untitled "Amciican" girl. Sec  what the Yandcrbilt millions have done  for the Duke of Marlborough 1 When  Consuelo Yandcrbilt exchanged her millions for the ducal title, the Duke was  : held in small esteem in his native land.  , Now he takes rank with the first of the  I British nobility.   Examples of tins char-  ' acter   nre   too   numerous   to   mention.  . There are hundreds of "American" girU  moving in th'e highest social circles m-  Europe. Some of these days one will  make a dash'for a throne. Miss.Dcacon  aimed rather high when she fixed her  eyes upon one of thc very first thrones  in Europe, but she opened the eyes of '  other rich "American" girls to the fact  that thrones are not above their reasonable aspirations.  TJie bye-e!������������*ioBa In Newfor- ! a :J n������-  suited ta the 1<ms of f.n,- > , 1 :.v tua.  Ministry.  Premier Sprleg of Cnpe ��������� ������i ,:fr wlilr-  a hostile reception la his own <u .s.ltaenc-j-.  Bast London.  The St. James' Street Rap :.-t entires.  Hamilton, will call Sev. W...I*.. Iltnson oT  Ban Diego, Cal. -?  A.  four-year-old son of Mr.  J     ratteryon  was killed at Jordan while < ros<!r.*r tinder a..  ���������msseiiger train.  The education bill wns rem n third t'.oia  rlhit  first time--  CollcKlate  ���������nd on the.-  ���������*rtcn.  "! lhe Ira-  ^ Kng'and-.  Tims from-.  ���������'*: lie Uet������t  V  '.ant tht.  Very Sad.-     ,   "Yes, it's very sad." "How is"th-vt?"  -"Why, he always held that, to train a  wife properly, you should' catch her  while she's young. So^he did." "Weill"  "Well, 'it seems^that she had the same  idea about a husband, and now there's a  crisscross of training ideas that is simply bomewrccking."���������Chicago "Po3t,"  . ���������*������������������*���������*.*������������������������������������������������~-������  A Healthy Appetite.     _  Lady (to gardener)���������Have you had  your dinner, John?  John���������Not yet, mum. I must 'eat the  giecn'ouse furt,���������"Punch."  In the House of Comm.n  hi the House ot Lords.  Charles   Stephens,   a   Cliaiha  Institute student,  was foun.l  I.. E. tc D. U. K. track near I  Tanners fear the prolilldtlo  portatlon of bides from I In- *���������  States may street tbidr lui"<>  Booth America through Iio.-:. :  Thlrty-stx Socialist mcotlnK  In  Ucrlln  to-day    to    prct -s  methods adopted by the U.-l.-u ans muforltx.  -  In dealing with tbe tarlT l.ll!.  Mr. C. M. Hay* of tin* '.rsn.1 Tronic  visited Ottawa yesterday, au.i I: ..1 a long  Interview with the Ministers. I.v refo--v"*l-  to discuss tbe object of his visit.  At tbe annual dinner of the students ot.  the medical faculty of the L'n ��������� rslrjr ot  Toiouto Trof. Barker of Chlcag ��������� L-jiTcrsltj*.  propobed tbe toast of the professions. Mir  B. E. Walker advocated Alien ITovlncUi .  taxation.  Dodgers have been circulated l, Chntn-rm  containing   abuse   of   well-Vnowii   citizen**.,  who are  termed  "drinkers.   soiVrr*." cl������  Temperance  people  and   llcj-jor   11-n  nil**-  repudiate the publication, and .: luwardjln-  offeroil *pi tbe author.  ���������  "Ma-doms."  Money makes the mayor go.  A penny saved spoils the broth.  Where there's ������ will there's a tny^.  A word to the ^e is a  d.incernt*,*,.  thing. - ~~"   /������-'-  Too many cookJ make cowards otv.i  all.  A fool and hU money  corrupt .*jo-..L.  manners. "  ,  The course of true love is-the sbortofc-..-  way home.  A word in tbe hand is worth two i-s-;  the ear.  ; *A man id known by" the'Jove-letter&n***-.. -  keeps.  ���������' One touch of nature makes the wh<,lai7r  world grin.  A good claim U rather to be cbos-i-e-  than great riches,       ' - J*Srl-'  A guilty conscience is the mother ufc**.'i  invention.���������Carolyn Wells in "Uoimogolk   tan," ...     .J  .4 m ������������������������>*{;  His Promise.  Youth and Crabbed Age.  Our respect fo,r age ^dwells --in us  side by . side with enthusiasm for  youth. Nothing gives one more of  a glow than when a young man deservedly beats a man of an older generation.  It is that glow which has made a familiar q.. itation of Pitt's famous retort  to Walpole, that crushing sentence beginning, "The atrocious crime of being a  young'.man."  A ^udge named Robinson was noted  for bis peevish, sneering manner. Hoare,  the Irish lawyer, was once arguing in a  cose before him. The-judge was unusually stern, and finally roused-the young  barrister by accusing him of inten ling to I  bring ' the' King's commission into con- '  tempt.  ''No, my lord," said Hoare; "I have  rend in a book that when a peasant, during the troubles of Charles I., found the  crown in a bush, he showed it all reverence. In like manner I shall lespect thc  King's commission, though I find it on a  bramble."   -  Robinson was reported to have risen  to bis rank' by tbe publication of some  elaviah and scurrilous pamphlets. Once j  in the days when Cumin wns noqi: and j  unknown, struggling against great adversity, lie appeared before llobinson.  The judge tried to extinguish him. When  Curran declared that he had consulted  all his law-books, and could not find a (  case that did not support his position, I  Robinson answered: |  "I suspc    your law library is rather j  "Dear," she said, during nn interval  comparative  sanity,  "promise  me   tr  thin,  ���������ine  ing."    "Anything." be, ftpswerrd_5j/  e recklessness oflove.   ' After we ���������:������!".  eu, .  i*tr-  -������������������������'���������  J=K���������-  been married a reasonable time," il  decide  a   divorce  is  desirable;- prom:  that my  brother*,' who  are  slniggli:  young  lawyers, ibsll  represent    uaT-  PbUadelphia "North AnjeHcin."      _  ��������� Hi ���������  Sunday School Teacher���������And so tot  wife was turned to salt. . Can "anyone 1<-  why?   Wicked Willy  (from the rear*  She   was   too   fresh!���������Ilarvaid    "la*.  poon."  ITCHING  BURNINGS Klff.  Disfiguring: Humors antST  Eruptions Perma  nently Cured.  s\  r. .-.  Qr-'Agnew's.  Ointment  ���������������-  contracted."  This brutal and unnecessary remark  slung Curran's pride and roused him at  once.  "It is true, my lord," he said, after a  moinent's^conlemptuous silence, "that I  urn'poor, "and the circumstance has curtailed my library. My books are not  numerous, but they nre select, and 1 hope  f have perused them well. 1 have pic-  pared myself for thU high profes-ion  rallicr_by_tho_stii_dy of a f.'W good boohi  than by the'composilioii of a'grcat many-  bad ones."     .  . ne���������Do you think it's right for a  aiaii lo cull liis wife il.-u-ii? She���������It Mu't  ������. question of .right; it's a question of  zourage,,  , Diseases of the skin   inflict intejss*',-.^  pain, Buffering and disfigurement.  Iln-atv..  cured in time, they end in the deotgr ������!���������������.  me bones,  a  pallid complexion, Iosfc'*al^  ttrength, and a gradual wasting away'fat:  .  the body.   Dr. Agnew'8 Ointment is sob  absolute specific in Scrofula, Eczema. Salt  Rheum, Tetter, Ring Worm, Barbcx-tT  Itch, Ulcers, Erysipelas. Liver Spol-t;  j Prurigo, Psoriasis, and all sores andcBs^-  , figuring eruptions of the akin.   Audit.  soldier, S. E. Backman, residing at tha*.  ��������� National Soldiers' Home. Grant Co��������� tnd^.  writes: "I was a constant sufferer from  skin complaints." Last summer aJdiv  figuring eruption appeared on my face*,  and I decided to try Or. Agnew's. Oifst**  tnent. I was relieved after thc fust  application, and in a remarkably abort  time absolutely cured."   35 cents.  ��������� _Few_E*eape_D)y������pep*ia_and_ Indigestietw  I t If you suffer their agoi ising p~aitts7i*ir~i  is because you do nm kno*v tint I>r������.  Von Stan'a Pineapple 1 ablets relieve  it once and cure when all other reme>  dies have failed to benefit. GO tablets.  45 cents. No. 34  -"'^U  Iafatuaticn.'  Berlin.���������The Crown Prince's infatuation continues. His Highness 'insists  that he will marry nn "American" o'r die  in the-attempt. Yesterday an adventuress elmled the vigilance of the guards  and ' chewed' gum noisily under the  Erince's window. His Highness -nt once  called down to her; "I perceive you'-nre  an ��������� 'American.' Will you be my wife?''  "Why, cert," replied the woman. It was  pointed out to the Prince'that a genuine "American" girl would hnve said:"Aw,  chase y'sclfl" Hut his 'Highness is quite.  blind to Hie imposture. ��������� Tlie,Kaiser is  much prostrated, his total output during  the past twenty-four hours being only  six tragedies, fourteen comedies, two  symphonic poems, twenty-tl- ;e trilogies  and eighty-five historical novels.���������"life,"  great man went in again. A mere  glance of his eyes will shake the complacency of even the most plausible tri-  fler; a moment of his gaze will take every atom of 3tarch out of that now lare  bird, the military cockatoo; and therefore he is hated exceedingly by all these.  Nor is it that his eye rest3 approvingly  upon work duly performed; his gaze is  always the same, a mere enquiry of  steel and stone and fire, but, as a sweating orderly once remarked under his  breath, "like the bloomaa' day of judgment"  And With Good Reason.  Judge���������Have you formed or expressed  any opinion as to^thc guilt or innocence  of lhe accused in this '-asc! Man (drawn  as juror)���������No, sir. But I have sometimes thought  Attorney (rising indignantly)���������Your honor, this man acknowledges that he sometimes thinks.  It U hardly necessary to say that.we  ahull challenge him ns a juror in thif  -ase.*��������� ���������'.'."ev'tis .^ifl'i'^i."  their hearts joyous, their hopes high,  their health good, their condition thc  envy of their little village. Within a  few years they, too, 'have returned  broken In health,-sad of heart, and  calling their lives bitter for all their  afflictions. Kuth was'a Monbitess; she  bad not gone out from Bethlehem, but  she and her people bad gone away from  God. Now she returned, forsook her  idolatry, with the horrid rites of Chc-  mosh, and, though she had lost n husband, Bhe found the true God nnd nn-  other husband, and was brought into  the roynl line of David and of David's  greater Bon.  THE LESSON FROM THK DESK.  1.'Choosing a borne  among the godless is a great peril,   ,  2. .It is a blessing when God's providences bring us back to Him.  3. It requires a strong character to  sec and to choose thc right u.ider adverse circumstances.  4. God's providences that seeni against  Us may  prove to  be for ub.  6. Those who follow God will find  Joy and rest.  Crusoe���������Mr. Gorilla is an old friend of mine.  Friday���������'Deed sah, dat's de fourth old friend jou've win acroos to-day.-  -Prom The Moon of Nor. 33.1.MS* |||(|l|(flMi|)(|l| ^p������;(^)l^l^!^)^)^/^^(^^)(M!lM!(M)^p  TAYLOR   BROS.   & GEORGE  LIMITED  THE LEADING STORE  FOR  MMSk-sUkBSsir'  Dry Goods, Clothing,  Boots and Shoes,  House Furnishings, Etc.  FRESH GROCERIES OUR SPECIALTY  Taylor Bros. & George, Limited.  Mail Orders Solicited and Promptly Attended to.  i(il((i|(f|(l������!i  C������ri*������4l������r  Permit us to draw your  attention to the wisdom of  presenting your family with  Choice Lot  . The first stop toward providing for them a home of  their own.  A pitrtoiilv of the amount  usiinlly spent on pretty but  useless presents will make  the first payment. .   .  REAL  ESTATE  ��������� Is the basis of all wealth,  and you can now lay the  Inundation of your own  prosperity while making  '.someone else happy.  Cull und investigate, we  have other things to tell  yoi; on the'subject of How  to Own a House of your  Own.  LEWIS BROS,  Agents Smelter Townnlte  PROTECT YOURSELF  FROM I UK SI VERB FROST WITH A  CHAMOIS  VEST  We have them to fit Men,  Ladies and Children, and  at very reasonable prices  ���������AT���������  Canada Dru$ & Book Co  MARRIED.  Morrison'���������Roman���������At the 1 esidence  of Mr. Gi-anat, on the evening oF  l'Jth inst., hy Rev. C. Ladner, Mr.  Frank B. Moirison. of Goldfields, to  Susan P. Roman, of Revelstoke.  DIED  Gainer ��������� At ReveUtoke, on J annul y  18. Howard Raymond, infant son of  Mr. and Mrs. W. Gainer, aged 13  moil ths, 21 days.  Gibbon���������At Preloii.i, South Africn.  nn Thursday, Jan. 15th, J. Hnwiud  Gilihun. Corpor.il in the Canadian  Mounted Infantry,  aged 10 years.  B.irria and North Bay. Ont., p.ipers.  please copy.  NOTES OF NEWS  ���������  11  k  "J  ���������Gent's Fancy Stiiped Socks at C. B.  "     >Jtnue & Co.  Ed. Adair left on Monday morning  oh a business visit to the east.  ���������Vici    Kid,     Patent    Kid  pumps atC. B. Hume & Co.  C. J. Rumens, superintendent of- the  Standard Mines, Big Bend, came in  on Monday from the property.  ���������Go to C. B. Hume& Co.'s  for   your  - ���������apples. -We^hareJioth_eastern, and  ���������western in stock.  Mr. and Mrs. T. Downs returned  Saturday from a three month's visit  to friends and relatives in Ontario.  Vernon defeated Kamloops at  hockey on Thursday last at Vernon,  the score was seven goals to none.  \V. de LeMnislre paid a business  "v visit lo Trout Lake and Ferguson last  week, returning to the city Sunday  evening.  Miss McLex.n left lust week on a  visit to her brother R. R. McLean,  who is operating % ranch near Kanr  loops.  ���������Potatoes, cabbage, carrots, hay.  etc.. all grown in the vicinity of town.  cheap for cash. Write S. Crowle.  Revelstoke. for quotations.  \V. Cowan returned from Trout.  Lake City on Sunday evening, where  he has been looking over his new saw  will and on other business.  Mrs. Oakley, who spent last week in  the city the guest of Mrs. D. Mi-Pliad-  den, left  for   her  home   in Sicainous  "Friday evening.  H.   G.   Parson,     the   well   known  1 general    merchant    of  Golden   and  president of the Revelstoke Wine and  Spirit Co., was in the city on  Tuesday  on business.  ���������MASQUERADE BALL��������� Mr. Jan.  Taylor will have from 25 to 30 costumes to select from for this eccasion.  Parties wishing to secure one should  make application at once.  John Clapperlon, of Nicola, will lie  the government candidate for West  Yale, and Chan. A. Seiiilin the opposition candidate. February 20tli is  election day,  ���������White Kid Gloves at C. B. Hume  Co.'s  John Houston, M.L.A., of Nelson,  who is in Victoria, says in an inter;  view that the general elections in the  province should be held in June on  straight p-irty lines.  ���������TO LET, FURNISHED - House  near Court House, apply Herald  Office.  11. Z. Brock, manager of the Northwestern Development Syndicate, came  in from Michigan on Sunday evening  and went into Goldfields the following  morn!tig,  ��������� For home grown vegetables of nil  kinds send your order to S. Crowle,  Revelstoke P. O.  Judge John B. Curtis, of Calumet,  Mich., and F. A.Freeman, of Hancock,  Mich., arrived in the city on Sunday's  No. 1. and left foi Goldfields Monday  mouiing.  Messis. Harvey, McCaiier & Pink-  ham have incorporated the Silver Cup  Mine.-,, Limited, with-a capitaliz-ition  of $300,000. Sir Oswald Mosley. Burt.,  is chairmau of the board of contiol.  The committee in charge of the  Hospital Ball arrangements will have  busses ready to convey guests from  Iht-ii homes to the opera house tomorrow evening.  The regular monthly meeting of the  Ladies' Hospit.il Aid Society will be  held in Selkirk Hall on Tuesday  afternoon next. A full attendance or  members is requested.  The reform candidates for the  mayoralty in all the cities and towns  of Biitish Columbia were elected by  lin-.e majorities. The leading cities  dancing ;u e after the gambling fraternity and  the joints are being closed tight.  It is stated that the Conservatives  have decided to protest the recent  elections in North Perth. North Grey  and North Norfolk. There was a-  conference held and the necessary  funds were secured.  The infant son of S. W. F. andTVIrs.  Gainer died at their residence, Second  street, on Sunday morning. The  funeral took place to the cemetery on  Tuesday afternoon. The bereaved  parents have the sympathy of a, Urge  circle of friends in their sad loss.  ���������White   String  Ties'ami    White  Bow Ties, nt C. B. Hume & Co.  j  John A. Graham, treasurer for the  western division of the C. P. Ii. and  one ot the best known railroadeis in  the west, died at Winnipeg on Friday  last. ���������> ~  Rev. Geoige C.ithbertson, a well  known Presbytetian minister, dropped  dead in the College street Presbyterian  Church, Toronto, on Friday evening  last within a few minutes after having  given an address. " '  A. M. Craig, of the Beaton Carii-  borne-Goldfields stage line, was in'th'e  city on Monday. Mr. Craig takes  travellers 'through from the _ boat  landing at' Beaton to Camborne and  Goldfields in one ai.d'a half hours.'  J. D. Graham, foi met ly gold commissioner here and .it Atlin, is in the  city for a le.v days on business. Mr.  Graham is 'now operating in California and New Metier, for which  point he returns again at  the end of  the week.  j  Last Thursday was election day in  No. 2 watd and for school trustee,  with the following results:���������Waid 2���������  C. B. Hume, 64: T. E. L. Taylor, 34.  R. Tapping, 42: .the two former being  elected. For school tiustee. J. Palmer.  87. W. A. Nettle, 68; majority for  P.tliner, 11).  Pat Meehan, one of the best known  railway- men in the west was in the  cil y on Monday en route to Vancouver  from a two months' visit to Montreal.  Mr. Meehan worked for three years in  charge of the steam shovel, filling rn  the trestles west of the Columbia  River bridge.  The Mail is offering $5 to the party  that can pick out the best advertisement in its paper. Thai will be dead  easy. Quack medicine, and Kootenay  Mail club- offers and foreign advertising such as Weiler Bros., Batty first,  tpotb, etc.. Does your food distress  you., any of these advertisements  should win an old $15 Willia*n.  On the Sly!  Many penpta who deny they have a tweet  ton tii, buy a box of our delicious  Confectionery.  Kvery piece tauten like more.  We hare Chocolates and Creams  in Imlk���������60c per Its.  Toasted Marshmallows���������35c per t������*������x  Chocolate* In lioxes at price* ranjtlng  from ISO to ���������1.50.  Alio a hint of other linen in Confectionery.  Waiter Bews. VZi.*-*.  JlnrgglHt and Mtatlonor.    Next Hume Blnck  Mrs. H. E. R.'Smythe received the  sad intelligence" of the death of her  brother, J. H. Gibbon, which occurred  in South Africa on the 15th inst. The  cause of death was a severe attack of  enteric fever. The deceased was well  known in Revelstoke luivina oeen  employed atone limit in the office of  the la'.e K. J. Duchesnuy.  The two young sons of_:Robert' Tapping mwt with an accident on Friday  last in which.one of ths boys sustained  a ssvere cut on his right hand and the  other was cut on th������.cheek arid-ear.  The boys were playing with a bottle  full of powder which they ignited.  The explosion broke the bottle with  the above results.  Hon. Col. Prior ami Hun. D, M.  Ebei-ts, accompanied IitR. K. G-osnelf,  provincial statistician, and J. P.  Babcock, superintendent of fisheries,  passed through the. city Monday  morning en.ronte fo Ottuw^fetonfer  with Sir Wilfrid Laurier d his  colleagues on,several matter* affecting  tbe mutual relations of the Dominion  and the Province.  The Rev. Father Thayer, who has  been laboring for the past tour years  In the interests of the Roman Catholic  Church between Revelstoke and  Golden, left last Saturday for Rome  where he will study for a term of six  or eight months. Before departing  from the city Father Thayer was  presented with a purse containing $160  in gold hy the people of his congrega.  tion as a slight token of their appro'  elation of his labors amongst them.  At Golden also, on his way east, he  was tendered n purse of $75 with,the  hast wishes of his people there. Rev.  Father Thayer's pluca has been taken  hereby the Rev. Father Lardon, who  arrived from Rome three months ago  ana has besn stationed at Fort Steele,  A fire, attended with .fatal results,  took place iii Kaslo last- Thursday,  when- the residence of ��������� Mike Murphv  was bumed'.to the. ground and his  year old .child pel isned", irifthe flames'.  The.hahy.,it is supposed,-'pulled a  lighted lamp over himself fioiii off the  the table, and the lamp exploded. Mis.  Murphy had ju&t run next door for her  other children :ifid lhe whole house  was on fire before it was noticed. The  child was burned to ,i cinder.  The'death took ..place Tliiusdny  morning last of Eilna-Neild, daughter  of "Mr. and "Mrs..Wiu. Neild'^ofl Si.  Paul Street. ' The 'deceased was only"  17 years of age.iaud came to Kamloops  about a year ago from Revelstoke in*  the hope that, lhe change might be of  benefit, but Unit dread, disease consumption had loo firm h, hold and the  end came .Tbtirsd ty,���������Kamloops Sentinel, ' The Herald lind'the^manv  friendsln Revelstoke of the bereaved  parents beg to extend their sympathy.  B. C. Press Association.  Nelson, B. C, Jan. 19.���������The annual  general meeting of the Interior Press  Association of British Columbia, took  place in Nelson on Sunday, there  being a good > representation of 25  papers, included - in the association  membership. Several ' matters of  importance to'the craft were "dealt  -with including the preparation of  modifications of'and amendments to  existing legislation . affecting newspaper interests to be submitted at the  legislature. Officers of the ensuing  year were elected as follows:  President. F. J. Deane, the Daily  News, Nelson. -  "Vice-President, D. F. Simpson, the  Herald. Cranbrook.  Secretary-Treasurer, T. McNaught,  Halcyon Hot Springs. ,  Executive Committee���������W. B. Wilcox, the Pioneer, t Phoenix; C. E.  Smitheringalej the Drill, Slocan; W.  McAdams, the Paystreak, Sandon; ;E.  AV> Haggan,': "the .Kootenay Mail,  Revelstoke;'.J. D."Taylor,: ;,the Columbian, New Westminster; O." E. Race,  the Miner, Rowland.  . A" .  ..:;;;  Invitations fiom the Boards of Trade  of Cranbrook,'Phoenix .and- Slocan  City to hold the next annual meeting  of-theassociation^ini'their���������respective  cities, were read and suitably acknowledged, the matter of the place of  next meeting being left in the hands  of the executive. ResolutionsPwere  adopted expressing- thanks of the  association to Supt. Wilson," >; for  telegraphic courtesiss extended " the  members in attendance.  Notice.  Applications will be received until the 15th  February, 1903, by the Secretary Revelitoke  Hospital Socletv, Revelitoke, Briti-.li Columbia, for the position of Resident Physician.  Applicants will please state Qualifications and  salary expected.  GRESSMAN'S  .... Built to' Order Garments  .... For Ladies 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..:  OUR COATS  ���������.'. Will not develop those  unsightly draws aiid.  wrinkles all along fthe  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.  Suits from  Suit  Dress Suits  ne are offering; at.  $15 to $35  25 to  50  Trousers, all the way      m +m     ���������* n  Irom          *# MP     I*  ������Vp6ro^aSSd.Il'!n: $15 tO $35.  Ladles' Tailor-made  lilts   Ladles' Skirts     v".'o Xjl     ������������������  Ladies' Skirts .... If TO     *������������  Ladles' Rainproof Coats {14 to *.S5 ���������~  16lo  75  We Carry the L trgest Stock  in British Columbia.'  J. B. Cressman, Art; Tailor  .  NOTICE.  No'tic Is hereby gi ven that 30 days after date  I intend to apply to the Chief ''oinmiwdoner of  Lands aud-"Works for permission to cut and  carry away timber from tuefollowlnf-described  lands in the Big Bend District of West Kootenay:      -  -  Commencing at a post planted about three-  quarters of a mile east of the Columbia River  and at the South East angle of lands of  Pittsburg Syndicate, thence north 150 chains,  I hence east 40 chains, thence south ltiu chains,  thence west 40 chains to tbe. place ol "beginning.  Dated this 15th day. of January, 1903.  JAMES SMITH.  NOTICE.  "Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date  I Intend to apply to tlie Chief Commissioner of  Lands and VVorkt, for permission to cut and  carry away timber from tbe followlugdescribed  lands In thc Big Bend district of West  Kootenay:        ��������� ,   - /  Commencing at a post planted 100 yards cast  of the Nine Mile shed on Dig Beud trail and at  the South East angle of John A. McMahon's  timber limit, thence north 160 chains, thence  east 40 chains, thence south ISO chains, tbence  west40 chains to the place of beginning. <   ���������  Dated tliih 15th day of January, 1903.  '.,������������������'        JAMES SMITH.  ^ ' . '   ri,        .     -  NOTICE.  - Thirty days after date I intend to apply to  the Honorable The chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special license to cut  and carry away timber from thc following  described lands in the Big Bend District of  West .tootena;: " -'  MORRIS & STEEP  ���������vf'-V  i-i  GENERAL MERCHANTS  Fresh.Groceries and Provisions.   v  ' Miners' Supplies and Outfits a Specialty. .  amm������������awaoattWmma*m*mi-**m  iP rrh n t  ^t i-p-P-i   Revelstoke, B. C>  1.    .1 Ullk    *WT|������I VVl* Mall Ordora Solicited. ���������\K   "  ������>ft������������.t������j������j������.a>>.������''������is,������^^  -j**  - ,i   ,- ^  !���������!  SUITS FOR BOYS AT HALF PRICE! |  $7rSuits for.,$3*i50.,  .-1-^^.*; ���������;- L,   $5. Suite foe $2.59. ���������  $3.50 Suits for $1.75.  $2.50 Suits for $1.25  ... i|  $4 50 Frieze Overcoats for S2 25 "     ! i  |l EDWARD J.; BOURNE, |:  Commencing at a post planted 100 yards east  ot the Nine Mile Shed on Big Bend trail and at  the South East angle of John A. McMahon's  timber limit, thence south 160 chains, thence  east 40 chains, thence north 160 chains, thence  west 40 chains to the place of beginning,  rated this lfttli day of January, 1903.  ,GEO. JOHNSON.  ;   Curling.  The  following '{;ame>   have    been  played in the competitions this week :  Green Curlers Competition���������  ������������������ Douglas 12. O'Brien 5.    ^y   0  ^ Walter 12, Robinson 5.  Equitable Cife Cup-  Brown IV, Bae 8.  Carruthers 14, McDonell 6.  Brown 14, Carruthers 13.  P.'Burns Cup���������   .  Kae 12. McCarter 5.  Tbe following curlers left Mondnv  morning t������ tuk������ part in the annual  bonspiel of the ��������� Kootenay Curling  Association at Kossliind : H. A. Biown  Dr. Ciirriithers, G. S. Flindt. Dr.  Coghlan, .1. A. Dallati, T. J. Grithani,  W. A. Foote, and A. JS  Kincaid.  KeporU so far received from Ross-  land show that Revelstoke rinks won  their opening games.  NOTICE.  Thirty days after date I Intend to apply to  the Honorable the <Jhief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special license to cut  and-carry-away timber from the following  described lands in tbe Big Bend District of  West Kootenay:  Commencing at a post planted three miles  above the head of Death Rapids on the west  bank of the Columbia Uiver, tbence north 160  chains, thence west 40 chains, thence south 160  chains, tbence east 40 chains to the place of  beginning.  Dated this 16th day of January, 1903.  Revelstoke Station  Bourne Bros.' Old StandT'  A CARLOAD OF-  _GEO, JOHNSON.  NOTIOK.  Thirty days after date I Intand to apply to  the Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and W<rks for a special license to cut  and carry away timber from tbe following  described lands In tha Big Bend District of  West Kootenay:  Commencing at a post planted two miles  above tbe head of Death Haplds on tho west  bank of the Columbia Klver. thence south 100  chains, thence west 40 chains, thence north  100 chains, thence east 40������ha(ns to the place  of beginning.  Dated this 15th day of January, 1M3.  D, MORGAN.  High Grade Furniture  Just being unpacked, and in this consignment we        \  have the latest makes in mattresses and  pillows,  namely:  The MARSHALL Sanitary  MATTRESSES AND PILLOWS  ���������   We invite-you to-call and inspect the different lines   ; - ���������  --��������� of_Eurniture_we_have just Ppejiedjuja.' '_j^  R. Howson & Co. EB3**W  Undertaking, Kmbulmlng, Etc. Macken/.le Avuniie.  NOTIOE.  Thirty days after date I Intend to apply to  the Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special license to cut  and carry away timber from tbe following  described lands In the Big Bend District of  Went Kootenay:  Commencing at a post planted two miles  above tho head of Death Kaplds on tbe west  bank of the Columbia river, thence north 160  oualas, Ibence w������sl 40 ehalns, thence south  ICO chains, thence east 40 chains to the place  ol bnnlnnlng.  Pater! this 1.1th day of January, 1903.  D. MORGAN.  Morrison-Roman.  On the evening of the 10th instant it  quiet little wedding ceremony was  performed hy Rev, O. Iwtdner at tho  residence of Mr. Gianitt. whe.i Mr.  Prank Morrison, of Goldfields was  married to Miss Susan V. Roman, of  Revelstoke. ^ The happy young couple  who have been spending their- honeymoon In this city, left foi' their home  at Goldfields this morning. The  Hkralh and the many friends of the  young couple wish them tt prosperous  and happy married life,  TIIWE^AgLE  S. S, ARCHEjR ORS.S. LARDEAU  Ttnnnlna; between Arrowhead, Thomson's  Landing and Comaplix,' commencing October  14th, 1901, will sail as follows, wtather permitting:.    .  Leaving Arrowhead for Thomson's Landing  and Comapllx...... twice dally���������10k. and 18k.  leaving Comapllx and Thomson'! Landing  for Arrowhead....twice daily���������7:15kand 12:45k  Making close connections with all C. P. R.  Steamers and Trains.  Tbe owners reserve the right to change times  of sailings without notice..  The Pratt Roblnaon Lumbar Co., LbnltMl  Second Annual . . .  Hospital Ball  TAPPING'S  OPERA HOUSE,  FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 23, 1903.  LADY'S TICKET,  GENTLEMAN'S TICKET,  IHAVEIT!.  The largest stock of the latest WATCHES,  CLOCKS, RINGS, SILVER WARB, CUT  GLASS, FASHIONABLE JEWELRY, Ete.  If y many years', experience enables me to buy ~  good* at the right pricee, enabling me t������  sell to the public at reasonable prices. - -  ���������T.  GKCTY B-A.K.B21lt;,  WATCH RSPAIRINO A BPKCIALT*.

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