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 lJ^^YCH^t-y^/  %  R.  EVELSTOKE  ^JSTTD  RAILWAY    MEN'S   JOURNAL.  Vol    V.  No    173  REVELSTOKE B.C.    THURSDAY,   FEBRUARY 5. 1903  $2 OO a Year in Advance  M-IJUK SALE  A  BOUT THE FIRST OF FEBRUARY we will  commence our Annual Stock-Taking, and  . previous to removing to our new premises, on  the cCorner of Mackenzie Avenue and First street,  which will be completed and ready for us in the  early spring. We are desirous of reducing our  stock so that the work of Stock-Taking will be somewhat lessened, and to that end we are marking down  our goods to the lowest possible point and are" now  offering'some GREATHBARGA1NS as the follow-  will indicate :���������  Great Bargains  200  PAIRS LADIES' GENTS/  and CHILDREN'S SHOES  200  i,T%i>----;V';'*-���������- ...  *.'.-."i������^*^-'i-^>*P  * These Shoes are all of the very best makes and'you'  cannot make a mistake in making your purchases,at  the Cost Price'Mark.  ������ *���������-       ��������� -   j ���������      '   W. G. & R. Colored Shirts  Our Entire Stock of W. G.0& 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 hy Rowlock and Christy, two of the best Hat  Makers in" the world to-day. These Hats are all for  sale at Bargain Prices.  GROCERIES 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.  REVELSTOKE  ASSOCIATION  A Branch of the Provincial Mining Association Formed Here  With Over One Hundred  Names.  List Thui*)d#iy afternoon a.' meeting  of-ill patties interested  in  the foiina"  tioii   nf    a     R-vi-lstoke     branch     of  the Provincial Mining Association was  called in tin- cuiiiic-il   --liaiiiher   under  lhe auspices   of   th'i*   board   of trade.  About thirly ���������>piill'*iiu'u were present  and on motion it ivas decided, to form  the association at;d a committee was  appointed to solicit names for membership and report at an adjournment  to  he held in tlie opera house on Monday  the  2nd   inst. -   At   the  meeting   on  Monday   evening   there .was a  very  representative  gathering*'of, citizens,  when    the   election. of  officers  and  delegates lo lhe convention to he  held  at   Victoria   on   the  25th   irist.  took  pi ai e.  The following are'the'/miniUes:  His   Worship   Mayor   O'Brien   was  voted   to   the   chair,   and   U.   Floyd  secretary of I he meeting.  The minutes of preliminary meeting  held Jan. 29ih were read and  adopted.  Mr. F. H.   Wells   reported   that  5)9  members had signed  the list and that  7Shad paid their subscriptions.  A letter was read from Mr. Kiik  stating hi" inability to attend the  meeting on account of absence from  town.  A telegram fi-nni Mr. K. Lamb was  read stating that proxies twould be  accepted at. the geneial meeting al  V icturia. - . -  Moved by Mr. Haggen. seconded by  Mi': AI-.-R.ie: That the officers' of the  Revelsl oke branch of -the association  shall toiihisJ-"6f president, vjcepresi-  c\e,nr,lsecretai;y..t.ceasui,ei and committee, of 15. .;G.m-ied.. j ��������� '���������  .Moved by J'. Al." Sctot,- seconded .by  P. Leake:-' That/ Win. .Cowan, be  elected president.    Carried.  Moved by Mr. .Kellie, seconded by  Mr. Wells: That Mr.E.A. Bradley be  elected vice president.    Carried."  Moved by Mr. Haggen. seconded  by  Mr.   Wondrow:     That   Mr.  Kirk   ho  appointed secretary treasurer. Carried.  The following gentlemen were then  elected oh the executive committee:  Messrs. F. B. Welis, J. M. Scott, C.  Holten, E. A. Haggen, J. M. Kellie, O.  F. Lindmark. C. B. Hume, A, Johnson,  A. E. Kinciid. J. I, Wood row, W. Al:  Biown, F. MiCirty, J. Saundci'soii, T.  Kilpalrirk. G. S. AfcC.utei-.-  Mnvert by Mr. Lindmaik, seconded  by Mr, Haifgen: Th-it this meeting  select, 5 di-li'giiles lo attend the convention and hereby - authorises the  executive to. increase' the number  according to the roll of membership.  Carried.        . _  The following were then elected as  delegates:  Messis. E.A.Haggen, G.S. McCarter.  J.M. Scott. A. Johnson. W.M.. Brown.  Moved by Mr. Haggen, seconded (by  Air. J. M. Scott:;   That-the committee  already appointed to procure members  and  subscriptions   be confirmed,.with  power to add to their-niimWer,_Carried.  Moved by Mr. Haggen, seconded by  Mr. Tapping::    That a vote of thanks  he accorded the chairman   and   secre  tary of the meeting.   Carried.  The meeting then adjoin ned.  again conies to that camp in search of  votes that count for pap and position.  Big Bill probably does net care for. he  has just captured two mail routes,  seven post offices and a lighthouse.  As Bill is so silent he must have had  these things handed to him, or'tonk  them during the excitement over  Lowory's Claim , in Ottawa. The  matter our correspondent speaks of  cannot he remedied except hy socialism. Nothing else wjll kill party  heelers, footers and pap seekers. They  swarm equally numerous at either a,  Tory or a Liberal trough.---New Denver Ledge.  The Wedding Party.  "The Wedding Party," by Kowloski,  the picture selected by the Free Press,  Winnipeg, to be fciven to the readers  of the Weekly Fi'ee Press in January,  illustrates the Polish form of a custom  which exists in almost every civilized  and semi civilized country.  The painting reproduction presents  a scene full of life, gaiety, laughing  faces, bright color and lively move-  inent which comhine to give the  scene a character .-'..of' joyousness and  "go" seldom found in pictorial representations,  Alfred Kowloski von Wierusz was  born at Suwalki, Poland, in 1810, and  was a pupil of the academies of Warsaw, Dresden and Munich. His  "Hunting Scene,'' sold at the Morgan  sale in New York in 180(1, brought  $32,230..  "The Wedding Party" is one of the  brightest, and "will prove one of the  most popular, pictures that has up to  the present been presented to Weekly  Free Press readers. So highly was  "The WeddiugParty"' thought of that  it was selectedjas' a special Christmas  gift to be given to the readers of one  of the largest -papers in the United  States.  LATEST NEWS  BY TELEGRAPH  The News of the World in Briel  As Received Over the Wires  From Every Corner of the  Globe.  North German steamer Freiburg  from Hamburg is ashore near Mocha  Arabia.  Report from Fez states pretender to  throne heen captured.  Prosecution of seven Chinese rebels  arrested in Jany, for being implicated  in plan for uprising in Canton been  abandoned.  Alfred Agster,.socialist member of  Reichstag, Berlin, fired revolver lit  himself in committee rooms of house  today. Later on it developed he had  previously removed the hulletfrom the  cartridge.     Mental   weakness   is  the  " Hospital"Ball.  The surn'of-'$3i4,2i:was the amount  ,realized.Jn'm,vlh*i*^H8Pil,-,J-''Btdl-yield.  last month under the auspices'bf- the  Li dies' Aid'.' "������������������The total amount of  receipts" from the sale of tickets, etc.,  was $t22 75, expenses $78. The, ladies  are to be congratulated on the success  attending their efforts both from a  social and financial point of view.  NOTICE. .  .  ���������  I will not he responsible for, any  debts contracted by any of mychUdren  from this date without my written  order.  H. Laughead.  Feb. 3rd. 1903.  7,000 unemployed persons marched  through the streets of Valladolid,  Spain, yesterday demanding work or  bread. '  Oklahapia City is burning. The  best business blocks in the city are  already destroyed.   No particulars.  King Edward is still confined to his  apartments at Windsor Castle but is  progressing satisfactorily.  Jt is announced that from Feb. 1st,  the whole of tlto British forces -in  South Africa, from the Zambesi to the  Cape, will be under a single' and  supreme command to which.'Lieut.  General Lyttleton will'be appointed  with'headquarters at Pretoria. * ���������"  ' As a result of a fight which followed  the discovery by railroadmen of three  Mexicans in a United States' bonded  car containing $30,000 in silver bullion,  one of the latter was killed and two  others are being pursued by a posse.  Ambassador Choate, who'has been  travelling in Egypt, left Cairo yesterday for England.  Detectives are watching every train  from the south.says Dresden despatch,  for  the  Crown   Princess, who,  it  is |  feared, may return to see her son who  is dangerously ill.  It is announced that a general  strike will be declared at Barcelona on  Feb. 0th. Workmen of other places  have decided to j.iin also.  , H. O. MacPiiecson, Liberal, wns  elected member fur Burrard in the  Dominion House in succession to the  late G. R. Maxwell.  A settlement of the Venezuelan  ditllciilty is hourly expected.  Sit Wen. Mac-Donald, of Montreal,  has donated a fnrtherstun of $4,500 to  the MauDonald Institute nt the  Agvieullur.il College, Guelph. Out.,  making his total donation $175,000.  The deciding game in the Stanley  cup hockey series was won by Montreal Inst night over the Winnipeg  Victorias by a score of 4 to 1.  Montreal despatch says South Shore  Railway has raised funds to pay  employes who went on strike on Jan.  22nd, because ho wages were forthcoming.  Employes Montreal Street Railway  have formed a union and unless  demands for increase in wages is  granted,the men will strike on Friday.  All Canadians defeated Cambridge  by 14 to (I yesterday.  Biggest bonspiel ever held  in   Win  nipeg opens today.  Robt. Hall was elected mayor of  Bran-Ion yesterday.  THE BIG BEND  COLD DISTRICT  Some High Grade Gold, Silver  end Copper Properties. The  Lizzie Ross and Rob Roy's Big-  Showings ot Ore.  The value nnd size of the ore bodies  in the Big Bend are not so well known  us those of the famous [ardeau. but.  tho fact remains that in the Big Bend  very    large  Importation of Nursery Stock.  The department of agriculture has  been "advised- that in response to the  strong , representations which ., have  been" made, the -Hon. the Minister of  Agriculture ,_has...-recomuied.J;hat .an  ���������������{*fr3<������tp-i^','-1r.'.^r.'*- ... ,jr-~*'-',-V-*;'i-.'* *<-������Vi  extension of one month -be allowed for  the importation into. Britisli'Columbia  of. nursery-stock, from these countries  to--"which the San -Jose Scale ,Act  applies, viz."; the United States, Japan  and Australia and that His Excellency  the Governor General in Council lias  been pleased to order that the prayer  be granted.     The   time therefore for  district   there  are   some  showings  of  gold, silver  and copper  ore.     In    Standnd    Basin   there  is  possibly the largest showing of copper  ore in the province, and development  work now being   pushed   through   by  the Prince   Mining Co.* have  proven  their permanency and a steady increase  in values as depth is attained.    From  Ground Hog basin have come some of  the very richest specimens of free gold  ore   that'has ever been  exhibited in  British  Columbia nnd   these sample*  have not been ' equalled even   by   the  rich gold ore of Fish Creek.    On Keystone mountain nnd up" Down ie creek  there   are   some, exceedingly   large'  showings of high grade galena   carrying  big   values  in   gold,  that some  day will startle tbe mining men of the  world.    On Laforme creek, where the  Adair Mining and   Development Co.  have been operating for the past two  or '.hree years  on   the  Adair   group,  there  is   a big showing of galena and*  ���������irsenicnl iron ore carrying good values  in gold, silver and .-copper..' The Mc*  Callum group also on this creek have  some splendid jjfiowings on the surface.  The Noble Tmee, on   Laforme  creek,  owned by tfie  Double  Eagle  Mining  Co.,   is _a  valuable  holding.     Lying  between   the  Noble  Three  and   tk'e  Adair'group, on   Laforme--creeks-is"  sUdated tbe Lizzie Ross and Rob Roy,  two valuable claims owned- by  Revelitoke    people.rv'Ttiese.. claims - were .  surveyed last year and a crown *rrant-  has b-a-nTOtotalned."7- On" these claims''  there, is  possibly.H!jpne   of the largest  sho'wingspf galena ore/in the province;  There is 100 feet  of  a' lead   carrying  high values across it. - There has, been'  considerable work done  in  stripping  and in the assessments each year. Tbe  Lizzie Ross and Rob Roy are two rich  daims and should   be  under  develop-  it  among" the  most promising of  the   importation   of  such   trees  and   the many high grade properties in the  plants as come under the operations of | Big Bend  the San Jose Scale Act is extended for  one   month,   viz., from   the  15th  of  October to the 16th of April instead of  the loth of March as heretofore.]  p*K***prfyMl UiWiM  RING GOODS  Our First Shipment of these Goods have just arrived, with other shipments to folio  They are bought direct from the most up-to-date houses in Eastern Canada���������and we i  not hesitate when we say that quality, and make-up   of   this   first  shipment   to  cannot be beaten in the province.    Before buyi.ig elsewhere, we invite you  to' look  n few lines which comprise the following:-  w.  do  hand  over  ���������Mens'. Ladies' and childrens' shoes  are selling at, cost al C, B. Hume &  Co't.   ��������� '.'       '  h :  C. B. Hume  and Company.  Goods delivered to all parts of City.     Telephone No. 8i '  -A Nakusp Item.  A Nakusp man who may have met  with a disappointment writes us a  letter pointing out how the Dominion  government wastes money. He states  that . the. famous three masted  schooner, Galliher's Hoodoo, is in  Nakusp harlior. and that it is manned  hy able and willing representatives of  Walker, Gooderham, Seagram and  the Revelstoke Liberal club, although  Corby's club does not appear to be in  it. He further states that the crew,  or the Revelstoke Liberal club; we are  not quite sure, which is meant, is  composed of a busted Klondiker, a  free-pass Caiifornia fruit picker, two  broken hotel men, two hard luck  prospectoes, two railroad officials, four  tin horn men and a grub destroyer, all  residents of Burton or Revelstoke. All  this seems to us like a motley crew for  a noble ship, hut our correspondent  must mean it for the cre.w, for surely  the Revelstoke Liberal club is not  composed of broken men, with its  government so many ypars at the  Ottawa-"sluice boxes. He further  states that not a Nakusp man is  employed on the job/because there  are no Liberals in that, town, or at  least there will be none when Big  Bill  COTTONS,  MERCERISED  SHEETINGS,  SATJiiJUNS  PRINTS  WHITE  DUCKS  UNDERWEAR  PLAIN  DRESS SKIRTS  SATEENS  FANCY GOODS  FIGURED  FLANNELS  SATEENS  Small Wares, &c.  Finished Stock-Taking  Prices   Cut   Right   in  Two  on  Our Winter Goods . . .  We are doing this to make room for next season's goods. This is a golden opportunity  for BARGAIN SEEKERS.- If you do.not believe us come in and compare om goods and  Pl-'ces' ��������� ��������� _^_______  Re id & Young-  Dealers in  FIRST-CLASS  Groceries  Flow, feed  Mcflary's  Famous Stoves  Tinware, Graniteware  Heavy and  Shelf Hardware  Stores at  Revelstoke  Nakusp  New Denver. V*  A Day's Fishing:.  \  S-TfTTTTT*-  having  now  j?  ������������������*&  rnTT HE  "-shins   season   Having  now  I        ijl       positively bo:*i::*.,  1  think I will  ' I '       go down to tlie deep waters and  --.       ���������*������������������������        try my kick.   The (-rent mistake  J m;:d<; by >���������������������������>  many  ilshermcii Is  li-.nt th'-y are lii-l-:lr.g In the necessary  patient.-.-*   for   su.vess   in   their   hobby.  -       Very  off-*!,   u.'ir.n   man   has  sat   for  two or thi-.vi days waiting In vain for  1      a. bit*, he b,-irln-- to fe������l the monotony  & litl!������ tlrin**. (ind  wauls  to throw up  ���������,       the who'.** "in-?:prise.   The enthus-'InKtlc  i!!;!ti,  lio-.vi.-vi.-r, never allows  himself  :       io   grow   wovy.     He   will   wait   three  weeks for a bite, and when the exciting  tr.omoni < onses,  he  wrenches his prize  out of the water and feels that ho has  ���������not lived in vain. When yon have once  **ast your bread (or whatever you are  using  for bull)  upon   the  waters,  yon  should   be   prepared   lo   stand   by  and  ut-e the  thins- through  if  it tukes all  Bummer.  ���������No angler expects tn be landlnpc fish  ���������"���������.H the time.    As a matter of fact, the  biggest flsh are never completely landed at all.    If you have ordinary luck  you   will   land    a    few  average-sized  wrigglers,   but    you    can't  very  well  make them any bigger than they are,  ���������and your friends can size up their dimensions at a glance; whereas tho fish  that you hooked out of the water, but  couldn't manage to finally land, grows  every   lime  you   talk  about   It.    This  fish In well  known  to export anglers.  Its dimensions are only limited by the  powers of imagination possessed by the  operator.    Most anglers will  lot it go  with   a  weight    of    about  twenty  to  thirty  pounds    avoirdupois;    and  tho  man who insists upon anything bigger  than   that   must   cliooso   his   audience  very carefully in these knowing times.  I  have   no   sympathy   with   the   man  who hooks a fish that tries to wrestle  him on to his back    as    it    flies out  of  the water,  or that  alms  crushing  blows at his head with Its off-side fin.  And when that kind of man tells you  that he fought three rounds  with  his  prize  in   the  endeavor  to  down   il  so  that he could bring it away with him,  you should not trust yourself to a comment on the narrative.    That kind of  man Is wasting his talents on a modest  Job   like  angling.    He  ought   to   have  been a political Journalist.  When you have cast your line, you  ���������hould sit by quietly and wait for the  results.      That    delightful    old    prig,  Izaak  Walton,  laid it down as a rule  that   anglers   should   avoid   swearing,  lest they be heard and' catch no fish.  tt Is not very clear to me why a man  who has settled down by the water's  eCge for a  day's fishing should want  to swear.    I don't see,  in  any of  the  band-fcooks    on    the  craft,   any  hints  Chat swearln* has ever been considered  balf as useful oa a wriggling worm for  Ashing purposes.   As far as I can see,  a. man  might stand by a stream and  profane    steadily   for-   several   hours  ���������without getting any more bites In consequence.   If a fish will not^bite at a  tempting   hook,   I  should   doubt  very  much.-whether It  will  do  so because  Bomeoody on the hank Is referring to  Its ancestry In disrespectful terms, and  Is casting rather red aspersions on. its  moral character.   The in junction "as to  ���������wearing   appears   quite  unnecessary,  but    dear    old    Izaak    couldn't help  ���������Preaching a little'in:between-;.the, bites'/  After!waiting a little, while and look-  bag  at   your   float,   you   will   probably  Bee it begin to bob up and down.  This  either means that something is biting  at the hook, or else that an empty sardine tin has got mixed up with your  line.   You must let the bobbing go on  till  tha  float  is  dragged  under  water,  and then you pull in, with both hands,  and land the upper portion of a dilapidated boot which someone has left in  the stream by an oversight.  Fishing is  called "the contemplative man's - recreation," -chiefly, I believe, on account of  ths very weird-things that the average  angler Is called npon to contemplate in  the course of. a day's skirmish with the  wonders of the deep.  litany anglers, however, do not recommend U:e practice of sitting down  ������r:d fixing the eye on the bobbing float.  Alter you have thrown out your line,  $*ou open the lunch basket and take  out the first bottle. Then you light a  pipe and take, a glance or so at your  Coat to make sure that it isn't bobbing.  By that time you will be ready for the  second bottle. When the second bottle  lias been properly and truly dealt with,  the float will bob a good deal oftener  than might be expected; but you don't  need to take notice of low conduct like  that. If a gentleman can't sit down  by the water's edge and take a little  light refreshment without being guyed  by a mere decorative quill, it's hard  luck, that's all.  \By the time you have got on to the  fourth bottle, you will begin to realize  what a thoroughly enjoyable sport this  angling business is. You will begin to  wonder at first what bounder has been  =and=to rT>wn-hls=l!r.v* "-alongside���������yours,���������-  as there are two floats to be distinctly  seen. Tou need not, however, bother  . about that. After all, you didn't come  Sown to the water for what you could  satch; but for the Jolly sport of thing.  BVeD, there's the fifth bottle ready  tnyway. and It's thirsty work looking  an and waiting for a bite.  -Of course, there are anglers who can  ������������e carried away by the sport so rnucb  ���������ts to follow a float with their eyes  for a whole day. with scarcely a drop  ai between. These men will wade  through two feet of water, and carry  lhe spare worms In their mouths on  the chance of hooking a wriggler that  ���������tas been hovering about playfully for  tn hour or two. But this Is not the  weather for enthusiasm of any kind;  ind the only thing that you will find  :o admire in these rabid anglers Is  that their per&piring activity makes  fou feel so thirsty that the rest of  Hie bottles can be opened In their  Mght order without waiting. Some  rnglers reel up their line at the close  sf the day's SDnrt and take it back  aome. But after a dozen bottles or so  >f the best, you won't want to be  sothered with any dim nonsense of  that kind. Just kick the whole kit into  :he water, and call for help to enable  zou to get home again without any  trouble. Angling Is a grand sport If  fou know how to take it.���������"Pick-Me-  Vp."  Secrets Revealed by the Camera.  Curious Bits of News.  F  ROBABLY no human Invention  has aided the course of justice  to a greater extent, says London "Tit-Tilts." than the snapshot camera.   It has been Instrumental  In condemning criminals, and has also  been  me. means before.now of saving  Innocent lives.  "  A case In point Is that1 of Alfred  Grayson, nn Knglishmrin who wns living u few years ago at Rio do Janeiro.  Me was accused of the murder of a  Brazilian named Linares, a clerk In the  same ulllce with himself, Thc two were  known to havo quarreled some clays  previous lo tho Sunday on which Linares met liis death. Apparently, how-  over, they hnd made up their difference, for they went out sailing that day  on a small yacht which Grayson had  hired.  In the evening- Grnyson brought thc  dead body ot Linares homo, liis story  was that the latter had fallen from the  mast and fractured his skull. But medical evidence wns of opinion the wound  on the head hnd been made with a  stick or oar. An oar was missing from  the yucht's dingey. The mast-climbing  story, too, sounded Improbable, for the  rigging was nil worked from deck.  Taking the recent quarrel Into consideration, and Grayson's well-known violent temper, the case wns black, indeed, against the Englishman. The  coroner's jury had already, found him  guilty of murder, when a passenger on  a Marseilles steamer, which had arrived In Rio on the Sunday afternoon,  came forward with a now piece of evidence.  This was a snap-shot photograph  laken ns the vessel entered the harbor.  Far away, under tlie cliffs, a tiny vessel was sailing, and against tho white  sail was a dark mark, which a powerful magnifier proved to be a falling  man. By an almost miraculous coincidence the camera had been snapped  Just as Linares fell. The photograph  turned thc scale in Grayson's favor.  Almost equally curious is the way in  which a photograph aided justice in the  Cooper murder case. Cooper was assistant to a young blacksmith named  McKenna in a Lanarkshire village.  Both men were known to be fond of  the same girl. One day Cooper was  found dead on the floor of the smithy.  He had been poisoned with carbolic  acid. McKenna was suspected, but  there was no proof whatever of his  having ever bought or owned any carbolic acid, while Cooper was known to  have purchased, as a toothache remedy, the phial found beside his dead  body. "Death from misadventure" was  the verdict. ���������   "������������������  Shortly afterwards McKenna was arrested. It appeared that an English  tourist provided with a kodak had  passed through the village on the very  morning of the murder. Attracted by  the qualntness of the old forge, he had  taken several snap-shots of it. The  photographer Went on to stay in an  out-of-the-way part of-the Highlands,  and did not hear of Cooper's death for  some days. Then he hastened to develop his plates. Plain in one of the  Pictures were three bottles on a shelf.  Two were boor bottles, the third was  unmistakably one of those fluted blue  glass bottlesjn which poisons are. sold.  It had also a label on it, and though  the wording on this could not be read;  .vet oh the strength of this evidence the  police1 made a. thorough search of Mc-  Kenna's premises. They found the remains of the bottle in question in an  old well, and proved that It had contained carbolic acid. Then McKenna  confessed his guilt.  The more recent developments of  scientific photography must make the  criminal feel less secure than he used  to. One of those thieves who make a  living by. van-robbing got an unpleasant shock one day in March last. He  had safely got off with a tub of butter  which he had stolen from the tail of a  wagon as it was crossing a bridge in  Rochester; N.Y. The deadly witness  against him was-a'photograph taken  by telephotography from the. top of a  neighboring high building.  * A biograph picture of the Grand  Trunk Railway bridge over the Niagara Gorge was recently taken, and,  when developed, thrown upon the canvas at a music hall at Toronto. It was  then noticed for the first time by the  audience that a human body was tossing and spinning in the whirling waters. Search was at once made, and  the body of a missing and much-advertised suicide was discovered, still  caught in the furious suction of the  whirlpool.  Hindu criminals succeed by long  practice in forming a little bag in their  throats into which they can guide jewels when they steal them. Last September a native was arrested for stealing a diamond worth 10,000 rupees from  a Jeweler's window in Calcutta. But as  the evidence was only circumstantial,  and-po3se=3ion-unprovedrhe wouid-lmve=  been liberated had it not occurred to  the police to have an X-ray photograph taken of his throat. Tliat  showed the gem safely hidden in the  little sac. The thief was sentenced to  two years' Imprisonment, but he still  refuses to give up the diamond.  The Roentgen-ray photography has  also been Instrumental In adding several thousand pounds to the customs  revenue of Buenos Ayrcs within the  last year. Valuable Jewelry on which  no duty was being paid was known to  be coming Into the country In letters.  It Is, however, Illegal to open letters or  stamped packages, so the law-breakers were unchecked. At last. In June,  1300, several registered letters and  packages were examined under X-ray*  in the presence of the Argentine Postmaster-General. Sixty-six suspected  packages contained ������4,000 worth of  Jewelry, and were, of course, all confiscated.  It Is said that ' >re Is now little hops  of discovering an unknown First Folio  Shakespeare, as all tho libraries of  England have been ransacked. Nevertheless whenever n First 15olio comes t.>  the surface and is sold at auction the  search beslns anew. No wonder! The  copy sold in London thu other day  brought $S,G00.  A pension worth while is- that lo be  enjoyed by J. A, Fillmore, who 1ms resigned the position of manager of the  Pacific system of the Southern Pacific-  Railway after almost a lifetime of  meritorious service. He will be paid  ono thousand dollars n month till tho  end of the year and a pension of five  hundred: dollars a month thereafter as  long as he lives.  Otanl Kozul, a young Buddhist priest  who is kinsman to the Mikado, Is about  to leave England, whero he has been  for some time past, and will come to  America to still further study Christianity and Chrlstlnn institutions. His  family tree has traceable roots as far  back as two thousand six hundred and  fifty years ago, he represents tho richest and most advanced sect In Japan  and ho will one day rule over thousands of temples in that country.  The captain of mi ocean steamer Is  often warned of the proximity of Icebergs by the men In the engine-room.  When a ship enters water considerably  colder th: n, that through which it ha:i  been going its propeller, runs faster,  and as such water surrounds the vicinity or icebergs for many miles thc  engineers know that when tlio propeller's action is greatly accelerated without any Increase of the steam power  icebergs may be expected. Of course,  the thermometer is the most useful Indicator of icebergs.  A curious custom exists in the Prussian  royal  family  of selecting  every  July a half dozen deserving young couples too poor to marry, and to have  them wedded In the garrison church at  Potsdam   on   the   anniversary  of   the  death of Queon Louise of Prussia. After the ceremony each bride receives a  gift of a sum equivalent to about $115  and   a   handsome  family  Bible. ., The  function took place, as usual, a short  time ago, in the presence of Princess  Margarethe,    the      eldest    unmarried  daughter of the Prussian royal family.  Some time ago the old trystlng. oak  In Harthill Walk; so frequently mentioned In "Ivanhoe," was. felled to thc  ground in order to preserve the trunk.  The tree was one of the oldest in England, and Is described by Scott as beings  venerable when siege was laid to the  castle of Torquilstone.   The tree stood  on the estate of the Duke of Leeds,  whose agent, Mr. Mozey, is devoted to  Scott.   By his instructions the tree was  taken down, and the trunk will be preserved on the lawn In front of Mr. Mo-  zey's house.    A young oak tree is tn  be planted by the Duchess of Leeds on  the site of the trystlng tree.  The meaning of the word "humph"  was recently the subject of judicial decision in the Irish Court of Appeal. Mr.  Justice Madden and Mr. Justice Boyd  held that "humph," as used by Sir  Walter Scott and Mi.ss Austen in their  novels, was an expression of dissent,  while the Lord Chief Justice and Mr.  Justice Burton inclined to the conclusion that "humph" only meant a "dissatisfied condition of the mind." Thc  Court of Appeal has now decided tha (  the word Is "an expression of doubt oi  dissatisfaction," or, as Lord Justice  Walker:'. put It, in the words of the  "Century Dictionary," "a grunt of dissatisfaction."  The Sultan's decree that Turkish  children shall not bo educated in "the  foreign way" any longer and that  Turkish women shall not be allowed to  have Christian companions lias beer,  received w-ith dlfl'e-.er.t feelings, it !?  said. Several high otlieials are deeply  dtspleasedrby the order, but one fcijrhly  edueated woman of ran'c. wife of o  dignitary,"ls quoted as rsyia*; that he:  own experience had convlnred her that  it was much b*2tler to hive no education than to learn what life might be,  yet have to spend It in a harem. Sh?  had refused. thereCore. to allow he.  own daughters to bo educated as she  had. been, and regards the Suitan's decree as a wise one.  The   Historic   Black  Calcutta.  Hoie  of  Anecdotal.  T  HE historic  site of  the Calcutta  Black  Hole    is   'being  worthily  dealt with by Lord Ourzcm.   The  ugly brick and plaster g-ite loading   from   Dalhousle   Square   into   the  Post-ofllce precincts Is, it Is understood,  being demolished, immediately in front  of the historical spot.   A gate of light  and elegant ironwork is being erected  in Its place.   Immediately behind this  gate,  through  which  even  when shut  anyone enn see, Ills Excellency has had  tho square site of the lllack Hole paved  with  polished  black  marble,  specially  ordered from Italy,   This space Is surrounded  by   a  low  iron   railing  on  a  slight stone plinth.    On the rod brick  wall of the Post-office building above  there is art inscription, in gilt letters on  black marble, visible from the street,  describing the site and Its restoration.  Lord Curzon has had  tho entire outlines of tho old Fort William���������the bastions,  the curtain,  the gate,  nnd  the  ravelin���������marked out by brass linos let  Into a hard stone.   At Intervals white  marble tablets affixed  Into  the walls  above Inform the public what is commemorated, also  to  the building containing the still surviving brick arches  of the famous old fort.   Next winter,  moreover, a new monument of, white  marble will be erected on the site of  the old obelisk raised by Holwell, the  survivor  and   historian   of   the  Black  Hole  tragedy.    Lord  Curzon  will   rewrite the inscriptions upon It, Inserting  the -many names  of  lhe victims that  have recently boon recovered, and omitting the somewhat truculent reference  to the Nawab Surajud Dowlah, the author of the atrocity.   Excavations have  been made to see if there were any remains of the sufferers, but nothing has  been discovered.    By all  this,  by his  magnificent scheme of the Victoria Memorial Hall at the base of the Ochter-  lony, and by his purchase of the Metcalfe Hall and its fine library, to which  an Imperial library Is being added' under  an  expert from  the  British  Museum,  the present Viceroy is doing a  work too long neglected, and worthy  of our Indian Empire.   A special Journal of the Victoria Memorial is to be  brought out during the three or four  years while it. is being built, to bring  In euggestions and help.  Domestic. Ethics.  The Real Difnculty.  .ft-prr THe���������If w������ only had some lines,  low, TB-e might do a little flshln'.  Shady Bowers ��������� Flshln*. eh? Who's  toin' ter -dig de briit. bait de hooks,  "row In -de llnsa, haul out de fish, and  ake'em-often de hooks?  ���������Appy Tlte���������D.it's so; we'd have to  eire someoady to do dat part of It.���������  "Leslie's Weekly."  What She Said.  A curious phenomenon was observed  at the village of Lo Ghazll. in the  French Alps, recently. One day, towards evening, the- inhabitants were  disturbed by a loud rumbling In the  vicinity of Mont Farand which increased in intensity. Looking toward  the scene of the disturbance, the villagers were further startled by seeing  bright flashes of fire. At .first the unusual spectacle was attributed lo volcanic agencies, and a party of civil  engineers set out to examine the cause  of the phenomenon. They discovered  that the intense dry heat had caused  the^ehalk-Toeks-on-the^scmmtt^of^the  mountain to crack and to break away  in alL directions. These rocks had descended the mountain like an avalanche, and being thickly, veined with  silex, in descending they had struck  one another with terrific force, scattering brilliant showers of sparks In all  directions, with such rapidity that they  resembled one single sheet of flame.  ��������������� TILLY, realizing how difficult It Is  f*     for the ordinary man'to manage  even  an    ordinary    wife,. Max  O'ReH comes forward with some carefully-considered advice.   "If your wife  loses her temper, -keep cool as a ��������� cucumber and  enjoy the scene.    If you  are jealous, do not let her see It, for it  will  make her proud.    If she is Jate  don't scold.   Tell her it is much  better to have her late than not at all.  Next time go without her.   The cure is  Infallible."    On the virtue of Industry  M. Blouet Is equally emphatic.  His advice practically Is to assume this virtue If you have it not.    "If you have  nothing to do/' he writes, "tell her you  have to be very ibusy all the morning,  and  'will she  be kind enough  to  see  you   are   not   disturbed?"    Then   lock  the door, light a cigar, and take a.paper or a book, and bg-fearfully busy all  the time."   -Next in -this charming code  of ethics comes the advice to never re- '  mind yo-     wife of a favor done,  for  gratitude, like love, ia not to be had for  the asking.   Never -ask your wife for  the return of a loan.   She would think  It shabby of you.   If she should return  It (there are some extraordinary  women), give it back to her in tho shape  of a jewel.   This will cost you nothing,  as you had made up your mind to the  loss of that loan."   A hint to notice a  woman's new clothes, and to treat her  with the same respect and politeness  everywhere as accorded to any other  lady acquaintance, is followed by a few  emphatic  remarks  on   the  "ethics  of  deshabille."    "Shame her by the irre-  proachablenesa   of   your  own   appearance"   Is  the  prescription for  dealing  with tho woman who appears in curlers.   "If she is intelligent she will take  the  hint   at  once.    Lc-t   your   neglige  at home be as carcful'iy put on as your  best  dress  coat.    Love  feeds  on  even  such trilles as t:.o>e in the case of people of a reflnoi and artistic temperament."  Cheap Meals.  It wasn't a smoking compartment,  but they were using it for that purpose all the same, and she was too modest to object. By and by the two men  got Into a discussion over :he woman  question, and at last one of them, an  unregenerate bachelor, appealed to the  lady thus:  "Do you think there will be man ,'n  heaven, miss?"  She blushed.  "No!" she said. "They will r/ant to  go somewhere where they can smoke."  The discussion stopped; so did the  smoking.  To be acceptable to the aristocracy,  one must be an ass or a millionaire.  "About the cheapest restaurant I  sver visited or read about," said a man  lately returned from Kngiand, "was a  dining saloon In the Whitechapel district of London, where a relishing and  fairly substantial meal may be had for  s. halfpenny, or one cent in our money.  This cheap repast Is not served up In  the shape ot a cut from a Joint and  two! vegetables. It Is a big brown pie,  very juicy and very hot. The absence  .if beefsteak Is evident when you cut  the pie! but you find inside a. liberal  sprinkling of sheep's liver, onions and  turnips, and a plentiful supply of gravy. .For a haltpeuuy extra two slices  of bread and a oup of tea arc supplied. Between the hours of twelve  and two the poor and hungry from alt  parts of the East End of the city flock  to the dining-room. Most of the patrons are shoeblacks, penny toy men,  sostormongers, nnd now and then  young clerks whoso salaries will not  permit thorn to Indulge In a more cost-  y dinner." . ,    .i:rA%PV*f<fM  Cricr.tal Compliments.  An amusing trait in human nature is  the mutual contempt with which nations regard each other/ It is a trait,  which can be traced back as far as  history extends. The Greeks caiied  the outside world barbarians; the Romans scoffed at the Greeks,; and the  Egyptians i.-arded other people as no  better than slaves.  In our days the contempt we exhibit  for-Qrlenta.1 natlons-lsmild compared-  with their contempt for us. The Turks  are but little behind thc Chinese In this  respect, their ordinary designation of  a Christian being a "dog."  When the first Dutch ambassador  was sent to the Porte, he visited the  Sultan.  "What does the dog -want?" asked  tho Su.tan.  This was translated In a speech full  Df ornate Oriental compliments, ar������l the  ambassador replied In the same strain.  "Let the dog feed," answered the  3uitan; "and when fae dog Is fed, kick  the dog out."  The ambassador wan delighted with  the Sultan's comj>llments. The Sultan  felt that be had held his own, and the  treaty was signed next day.  It turns out that the'lnte Are In the  3ultan's palace was the result of a plot  among the ladles of the harom. Too  iiany wives can generally bo depended  on to make things warm for a man.���������  Han Fraaclnce "Bulletin."  Words Coined in Boston.  When Boston was three years old, the  word "coasting," in the sense of sliding  3own an Inclined plane, was urerl for  the flrst time by the Court of AsHlst-  ance. The term "lumber" appeared  first In the town records In 1C63, being  employed to designate the embarrassment caused by the "lumbering", up of  the streets at a time when the **e'ttlern  were doing a great business In forest  products. Schooner, sleigh, hnrne.is,  phaeton, earry-all, barge, currency,  tender, sinking-fund, depreciation, appreciation, caucus (1710), labor trust  (17-11), unconstitutionality, gerrymander, warden, unconstitutional. Immigrant, and chromo, nre all Yankee  words   that have been Imitated.  'According to "Harper's Magazine," a  certain teacher of English In a school  of high rank in hor native State, Mississippi, who, in spite of hor vivacity  In convov tlon, Is perhaps, if anything, too fastidious In her choice ot  words, was spending the summer at  the Now York Chautauqua. Her flow  of spirits made hor the delight of the  dlnlng-tnble at which she was llrst  seated, but nt tho end of a fortnight  she was moved by her landlady to another place. A lady from Boston who  had been sitting opposite the Southerner expressed her regret at tho  change. "I am so sorry you are going  to leave us," she said, with warmth;  "we have all enjoyed your dialect so  much."  Mr. Baring Gould tells n story about  the Vlcnr ot Helium!, Cornwall, nnd  his neighbor, the Vlcnr of Bllsland.  The former was going to London, and  hoped that tho Archdeacon of Cornwall could be Induced to take his service on the Sunday following so that  ���������he might stay away a few extra days.  He left It to his neighbor at Bllsland  to negotiate the Ilttlo arrangement,  and asked lo be Informed how things  went by telegram. All went well; and  the Vicar of Bllsland gave In a telegram at the nearest office: "The Archdeacon of Cornwall is going to Helland.  You need not return." But whon delivered In London the words wore thus  divided: "The Archdeacon of Cornwall  Is going to Hell; and' you need not return."  A story of a "joke" played in Vienna  on   Mascagnl,  tho  composer,  who   Is  soon to visit the United States, is going  the round  of the  newspapers  in  Italy, where it has created an extremely bad impression.    The distinguished  Italian was the guest of honor at n  soiree given  by  the  theatrical  artists  of    the   Austrian    capital,    and    ox-  pressed regret that    he    was  unable  cither to speak or understand German,  whereupon   an   actor   of  comic   parts  arose and addressed him very solemnly,  saying: "Most Illustrious maestro, you  have  given   to   the   world   'Cavallerla  Kusticana,' which Is a musical freak."  At this point Mascagnl also rose, and  warmly shook the orator's hand.   "You  have no other talent than that of self-  advertisement."    Another  effusion   or,  the part of the composer.   "In a word,  you are merely a genial sausage." Prolonged   iipplause,   at   which--Mascagnl  could scarcely master his'emotion.  Adelina  PattI  Is,   as  all   the  world  knows, one of the most charitable women in the world, and nothing pleases  her more than to do a good turn "on  the quiet,"  as  she herself  laughingly  puts it.    Last winter she was staying  for a few days In an Isolated village at  the extreme end of Yorkshire.   To kill  the monotony of the place,  the gro.it  singer went one night to a concert got  up in aid of a certain village institution.    Not half the performers turned  up.    Seeing the difficulty in which the  chairman and committee were placed,  Madame  PattI   (Incognito,   of  course)  offered to oblige them with a song or  two if they cared about it.   After sh"  ���������had rendered, in -her own glorious way,  three   of    her   sweetest    ballads,   the  chairman approached her, and, in solemn  tones,  thanked  her:   "Well, Miss,  you've done oncommon well; and, although  'Arry  'Ock,   the  juggler,  who  thinks nowt of takln' 'old of 'ot pokers  and a-swallowln' needles, couldn't turn  up, yot you've pleased us very considerable. Miss!"-  Colonel Oslo was the present King of  Italy's "governor" for very many  years, when, as Prince of Naples', hi?  charge was a delicate lad. Colonel  Oslo's strict regime has been very severely criticized, buL that thc King remembers him with roipect, if not with  affection, is proved by his having conferred the hereditary title or count upon him on the occasion ot the birth of  the Princess Yolanda. One day a request came from a well-known personage for the young prince's autograph,  to be added to a-collection containing  that of his grandfather and his father.  The prince was about to comply, when  the colonel said, sharply: "Certainly  not; what value has the signature of  an insignificant boy who does not even  know how to write properly?" For  some act of disobedience a little later  the prince was brought before his ���������'governor," who exclaimed: "If I were the  King I would cut off your head." "And  I will cut off yours when I am king,"  defiantly replied tho lad. His punishment is unrecorded, but, instead of  cutting off his tyrant's head when that  day came, he has ennobled him.  During the famous Douglas and Lincoln debate and subsequent campaigns  the point was frequently brought out  by the supporters of "tho Little Giant"  that Mr. Lincoln had served only a  single term in Congress, but that Senator Douglas had enjoyed for years a  ^natiQn1aUrcputaUoii.=ij'his^poInt,=says-  a writer in "Lippincott's," was urgsd  In a heated discussion between an ardent supporter of Douglas and a German voter who favored Lincoln. Fin-  ally the former, thinking to overwhelm  his opponent, said: "Who is this Lincoln, anyhow? Nobody ever hoard of  him until Senator Douglas brought him  i*ilo notice by holding a joint debate  with him. Senator Douglas, on the  other hand, ii* a. great statesman. Why,  ho has had his eye on the Presidential  chair for the last ton years!" "Vot Is  dot you say?" 'was tho reply. "You  Htiy Moostor Dooglas havo hat his eye  on der Breeldont chair for ton years?"  "Ves, that Is Just what I said." "Veil,  you shoost tell Meester Dooglas if ho  vlll keep his eye on dot chair shoost u  leedle vile longer he vlll see old Abo  Lincoln slttln*; down In It." This closed  the debate, amid a roar of laughter  from the bystanders.  A Pathetic Appeal.  HE following    plea   for Judicial  mercy, sent to "Law Notes" by  a correspondent, will be found  brimful   of   pathos:   Ex   parte  Samuel Rice.  To the Hon. H. A. Sli.-upe, Judge of  the City Couil of Birmingham, In Equity: Your petitioner, Samuel Rice, of  Mobile, Ala., would deferentInlly represent that, on January 10, in the year of  grace ISIU, your honor dissolved I lie  eonnubl.il'ties theretofore existing bo-  tween petitioner and his consort, Annie  Rice, granting hor a divorce a vinculo  ct matrimonii, with tho beatific privilege thereunto annexed of marrying  again, ti privilege, It goes without saying, sho availed herself of wilh an  nlncrlly of spirit nnd n fastidious levity  disdaining pursuit; but on this vltnl  point your honor extended to petitioner only the charity ot your silence.  Petitioner has found in his own experience a truthful exemplification ot  Holy Scripture, "that it Is not woll for  man to be alone," and seeing nn inviting opportunity to superbly ameliorate his forlorn condition, by a second  nuptial venture, ho finds himself clr-  cumvallnted by an Ossa Pellon obstacle, which your honor alone has  power to remove.  His days rapidly verging on the sere  and yellow loaf, the fruits and flowers  of love all going; the worm, the canker, and the grief in sight, with no one  to love and none to caress him, petitioner feels an indescribable yearning,  longing and heaving to plunge his adventurous  prow  once  more   Into  tho  vexed waters of the sea of Connublal-  lty:   Wherefore,   other  refuge  having  none, and wholly trusting to the.ten-  dor benignity and sovereign discretion  of your honor, petitioner humbly prays  that In view of the accompanying flats  of a great cloud of reputable citizens,  giving him a phenomenally good name  and fair fame, you will have compassion  on  him,  and relieve him  of the  hymeneal  disability  under  which  his.  existence   has   become   a ^burden;   by  awarding  him  the like   privilege    of  marrying again;  thus granting him a  happy  issue  out   of  the  Red  Sea  of  troubles Into which a pitiless fate has  whelmed him.   For, comforting as the  velvety touch of an  angel's palm  to  tho fever-racked brow, and soothing as  the strains of an Aeolian harp when  swept by the fingers of the nlghtwlnd,  and  dear as  those ruddy drops that  visit  these  sad ; hearts  of    ours,, and  sweet as sacramental  wine to  dying  lips, it Is when life's fitful fever Is ebbing to its close to pillow one's aching  head on some fond: wifely bosom and  breathe his life out gently there.  And In duty bound to attain the pos-  sroillty of compassing such a measureless benediction, petitioner will, pray  without ceasing, in accents as loud  and earnest as ever issued from celibatarian lips.  SAMUEL RICE, Petitioner.  Hamlet's Island.  w  TLLIAM E. CURTIS has  been visiting the Island ot,  Elslnore, the scene of the  tragedy of Hamlet, which  stands on! the northern  point of tho Danish peninsula. He  nays that although the present cnstlo  of Kronborg wns not built for rive hundred years after tlio time of Hamlet,  tho numerous guides will point out the  Platform where Hamlet played before  tbo king, and tho rampart upon  which the ghost walked. The fact  that Ophelia does not appear in  tho account of the monk named  Saxo-Grnmmntlcus, who first told  the story of Hnmlot nnd from  which Shakespeare took his plot, does  not Interfere with tho Imagination or  the poets nnd guide-book writers. They  t the'  A Familiar Odor.'  Senator William E. Mason ot Illinois  Is a good campaigner and a great  stump speaker, relates the New York  "Times." HI������ wit and eloquence are  not of the most refined order, but they,  are Just the thing to catch a crowd.  Mason is never at a loss for a retort,  and enjoys being Interrupted In a  speech. During one of tils campaigns  he was getting his usual share of interruptions in a speech he was delivering.  Mason was enjoying himself, and was  making a great hit with the majority  of the crowd. There was one man,  however, who tangled Mason up somewhat. TJiis man had Imbibed more alcohol than was good for him. He was  on the outskirts of the crowd, and he  was asking Mason questions In a thick  voice. Tho Senator could not catch the  quostions.and as he did not at first know  what was the matter with the fellow, he  stopped and attempted 'to catch the  question each time, lie always failed,  and this led to several awkward pauses.  At last Mason became Irritated. Thc  next time an Interruption came from  the Intoxicated one, Mason asked:  "Who are you?"  "Don't you know me, Billy?" came  the answer, in maudlin and swaying  tones.  Mason paused. "My friend," said he,  in a measured and metallic voice, "I  don't recognize your face, but your  breath is familiar."'  point out tho place In the mont ot  old castlo whero she was drowned, and  In thc park there Is a spring which Is  chrlstonod In her honor.    Near-by Is.,  another spring that bears the name of  Hamlet, and in a beautiful sequestered  dale is his burial place, marked by a  cairn of stones, partially moss-covered,  and   a  rude  shaft  of  grant I e   which  boars the inscription, "Hamlet's Qrav."  It Is the favorite Joke of scoffers to  ask tho guides "where the grave used  to ho," because, according to traditions  that are said to be well founded, It has  occupied its present site less than a  century,.and was originally In the private  grounds  of a  merchant  at   the  other end of tho  town.    This gentleman became so annoyed by the pilgrims who came to the place that he  told the town council he would pay tho  entire expense of fixing up a more appropriate  grave   for   Hamlet   If   thoy     ���������'.  would designate a proper location  in  one of the parkas.    He did as he pro-,  mlsed.    The result has been satisfactory all around.   He is not annoyed by  sight-seers, nnd the present location-is  much moro convenient to the public;  but, upon the payment of an extra fee  the guides will point "out the original - ������������������  grave. However, Hamlet's tbmb, Ophelia's drowning-place, the rampait where  the ghost walked, and the grassy plain  which Hamlet used as a Btage for his  celebrated outdoor performance, are a  great attraction to tourists and support  several  hotels.      They  have   brought  much  money to Elslnore,  and publlo      ;  interest in them still continues.    Notwithstanding the doubt that has been  cast upon their authenticity, all of the .  great tragedians have- been' there. Including Bernhardt, Irving, Forrest and  Booth, and largely  through contributions from  the dramatic profession a  statue  has  been  erected  by  Nfelsine  Petersen, a Danish artist.   Everything  about the town is named after Hamlet  or Ophelia, just as everything at Strat-  ford-on-Avon  is  named  after Shakespeare.     There   Is   a   Hamlet   bicycle  and a Hamlet hotel, a Hamlet biscuit,  and a Hamlet cigar, Hamlet perfumery  and Hamlet hams, Hamlet butter and.  Hamlet dressing-cases and' traveling-  bags.    Ophelia does not fare so- welln  although    there    are    several    places   ,f  named In hoc honor.   The ghost has_hls>  promenade, but the king and queen{ar*  entirely  Ignored.    They have  a 'verj*  bad reputation. ,   ���������   ���������'  An Ail-Around Hit  A certain government officer was  noted for being a hard taskmaster to  those who were under him, the servants in his own establishment being  no exception. His valet was expected  to be on duty three hundred and sixty-  live full days In the year.;  Being detailed to accompany a scientific expedition on an extendedcruise,  the ofllcer unbent_a little in communis  13atlng"the"hews"to=hls"pdrs6harattohU^"  ant.  "Well, James," he said, "how would  you like to go with me around the  world?"  "Do we go from east to west, sir?"  asked the valet.  '"Yes."  "We lose a day In going that wny.  don't we?"  "We do."   '  "Well,  sir, I'd  like It  first-rate.    It  would give me one day off."  ��������� ���������>  Returned For the Pan."  His Impression.  "Do you bclievo that college-bred  women make good wives?"  "I don't think going to college makes  tlie Jillghtest difference," aimwered Mr.  Mcekton. "You couldn't keep a woman from assuming'a position of superior knowledge by merely not sending her to school." ��������� Washington  "Star."  The Definition.  Blazer���������Come and go fishing. ':  Buzzer���������How dare you ask me to go  Rahlng on Sunday; besides, I have io  fiay golf.���������Ohio State "Journal."  '  Teaeher���������-Johnny, can you tell me  what Is meant hy "steward?" Johnny  ���������A steward Is a man who doesn't mind  his own business. Teacher���������Where did  you get that idea? Johnny���������Well. 1  looked It .up In the dictionary, and it  said, "A man who attends to the affairs of others/'���������Cape "Register,"  Only the experienced and methodical  housekeeper knows the agony of the  woman whose maid forgets her tray  while performing the ceremonious obligations of the house. That the Importance of the tray Is recognised in  Milwaukee is evidenced by the relation,  by the "Sentinel," of the horror which  seized upon a fashionable mistreso  while listening to conversation In the  hall.  The maid had just arrived, .and had  been solemnly instructed as to tho necessity of carrying the sliver card-  tray when answering the door-bell. It  was an "At Home" day, and the domestic, In immaculate cap and apron,  rushed to the door at the flrst tinkle.  The caller proved to be the most Imposing representative of the very upper set.  "Sure, an* she's In," said Mary, affably, In answer to the usual enquiry,  and started upstairs. Halfway up she.  turned and rushed madly back,  snatched the card-tray from the table,  and holding it out to the astonished  visitor, exclaimed:  "And wasn't I after" forcettlD' .me-  P.an!"  Diary of an American Abroad.       t '  Monday, 10 a.m.���������Reached jBnglandi  Country half asleep. ��������� ~  4 p.m.���������Reached London. Village  awake, but not really spry.  4.30���������Reached Hotel Magnificent.  4.15���������'Wont  all over it.    Nice house.  .Do as a pied-a-terre for our directors-  ivhen over here. -   ^  5���������Bought it.  S���������Dinner. Arranged to turn dining- ,���������  room into anteroom for calleis. Tired.' '  Counted checks.  Bed.. " - .  Tuesday, 9 a.m. ��������� Read "Times" 'at  breakfast. " Leader disparaging "our-  company.   Must see to this.  10���������Saw proprietors or "Times."      *"-  11���������Bought "Times."  12-^Heaid- of, difficulty with staff.  Editor resigned.  1 p.m.���������Bought some editors.  1.05���������Lunch.  3 to 0���������Interviewed the company's-  competitors; three minutes each.     ^_ _  G to 1���������Wrote checks. ���������"**":���������  8.30���������Theater. Play, The Ironmaster.  Don't like the sound; suggests rivalry;  must see If rights are to be had.  Wednesday ' ���������   Curiously     unlucky  morning.      Admiralty    wouldn't" sell '  fleet.   War office refused to scrap, guns.  Colonial secretary  declined  to  let me  have Jamaica as "a-tip. for .our ashes.  At this rate no use staying out. Picked "'  up Thames steamboat fleet for an old  song on way back,   will do t*> run on'  ���������the'canals inside our fitting shop.  Thursday, S p.m.���������fThlngs have .been  humming to-day.   Steamboat deor-evl- ' '���������''  dently leaked out.   Bought the P. and.  O. Cunard, 'White Star, Orient, Union; ���������  Castle,    and    North    German    Lloydi   Bought the Liverpool  docks.    Bought. -  the London and Northwestern. Cabled  to my company that they might bsgin  making.  Friday, 10 a.m.���������Cable from company  asking me to buy less and sell more.  Nonsense. Plenty of time for selling.  Much hest policy to., buy up all our  customers first; sell to ourselves then  and. make sure of orders. ���������'  " '  4 p.m.���������Bought Holyhead harbor.  Made an offer for St. George's Channel. .    ���������  Saturday, 9 a.m-.���������Cable from home. ���������  "Rival    trust    formed.    Underselling.  Return at onco." "   ���������  10 a.m.���������Returning.���������London "Punch."  The Subtle American Joke.  An' American once said to a German  who'clalmed that he ha.d the real New  England sense of humor, "Did you  ever hear the joke about the guide In  Rome who showed some travelers two  skulls of St. Paul, one as a boy, and  the other as a man?" "No," said the  German, beginning to anticipate a good  story. "Tell me at once, meln friend,'  dat Joke."  P. A. Mlnakoff hag made ah exhaustive study of the nails of the hand,  some of the results of which he regards as of medico-legal importance.  Among other things, he asserts that  the nails of the right hand In a right-  handed person are wider by from one-  half to two millimetres than the'corresponding nails on the left hand; while  In left-handed persons the reverse obtains, and in the ambidextrous the nails  are of equal sl':e on the two hands. The  thiacness' of the nails diminishes progressively from the thumb to the little  flnger. /���������>  =TKe Moonstone=  ==========^phirkx=========  X  By Hn. & N. WHBumw,  '���������'  -"-'���������   -  taHam mm*m*9m* t%**>m  -xou'vo been a long time in remembering your promise," she said, suddenly, feeling confused, aud thankful for the  darkness that hid her eyes and cUooka.  "Blut ooiue iu. I'm sorry my brother's  out. Perhaps, though, he will be here  presently."  With suok conventional words she lod  hits into the draving-rootn���������a very different room from that in which thoy had  had their talks at Mrs. Purdy's, yet only  a moskory ia its dainty grace to the  emptiness of the family purse.  "Did you really believe I hadn't ro-  meMbere-d!" Nowcome asked, In an,odd,  tense voice, as if-he'we re-keeping back'  am army of words eager to proas', for*  wank   ' : * ���������       ---."      -..* %',.  "1ft hat olae could I believe T Unless  that yeu were too busy." She had her  task te> aim, and was busily lighting a  lasap oa the table. It was so dark that  t&ey bad hardly seen eaah other yet;  ���������till, eke did not appear to be hurrying  over her tank.  "BusyI As if being busy would have  kept ate' away from you, after you had  sail I sight oome. ifo, it wasn't that.  M-urat I light the lamp for yout"  Wa, a moment the room was full of  light. She must look at him now, and  meet his eyes; vraio' she tuned to do,  wiCk the beginlng o a smile; but the  smile ���������hanged to surprise before it had  ,   roarted perfection.  ���������"ffVy, you---you-���������I hardly" know, you;  .Its* k-Mr rudeof tael I������������������J*"  ~E������f������ Mewoom* laughed out boyishly.  ��������������������������� swan that from" a 'busker1 I've  loit into a 'swell.' 'Please don't think  $***��������������� eughh't to have shown that-you  ai���������*!*������,��������� astonished. ' I should have been  iiraiappoiBted if you hadn't. Is it an im-  ���������TOTement?"  It eertainly was. A Bond street tailor  fed done his best for the splendid,  youthful figure. What Newcome had  lost ia piotuxeaqaencsa by his transformation he had more than gained in dia-  tinetioa. But, rcraemberlag him so vividly ae ho had boea at Brighton, it was  eertainly a shock to behold him in the  ..smartest of frock coats, with a tall,  shining hat in his hand.  "I���������hardly . know . yet,"    stammered  .Winifred. ���������; "You're quite like tho prince  '.. In a fairy story������������������"  "If I'm not a prinee, at least I pass as  a harem," ho anawerod, still laughing.  "May I introduce Baron-von Zellhaua; at  your service t I don't hold out tfiis hat  tor silver. Luckily, there's no need. I'm  - a sort of male Cinderella; only my cloak  . won't .strike tha fatal hour of midnight,  far���������well, I hope for some time to oome.  Bat, dear Miss Gray���������dear 'partner,' if  yoTC*U let me call you that still���������joking  apart, I've been waiting until I knew  whether I was going to be a'poor, seedy  beggar such as I vas when I knew you  first or���������almost .1 rich man, before I  would permit myself to come, and see  you. The reason of that was, I wanted  bo very much to say certain things to  ' you which I had no business to say ifl  .were to bo unfortunate, that. I' dared  Hot trust myself near you till my atTuirs  nvere more settled. But, oh! thc struggle it's been to keep away."  Winifred did- not answor. She - oould  not if she would. A ilaiuo seemed to  ���������run through hor veins. She knew what  .were the things that he wanted so much  to say to hei-���������sho thought that she  knew. And she was sure ��������� suddenly  very, Tery sure���������that she knew what she  Ssrould wish to say in return.  .They had been standing, but thc girl  feank down on the sofa which had been  Sacred to her mother.  : "May I sit hy you and toll you all  about everything that I can tell?" he  said.   .  .  ; A look answered him, and he took the  Vacant place* on the sofa.  "I've come into some money,*' ho began to explain, hesitating a little. "Per-  Baps, if you knew how I'd got it, you  Wouldn't approve. It isn'tr-wcll," it-isn't  quite ideal, certainly. But I don't think  it's dishonorable."  ���������'-"Of course not, or you wouldn't have  taken the money," said Winifred.  "Do you trust me foi that���������not know-  fogr  i "Yes, absolutory, partner."  j -I'Tbfluk you, a thousand times. I  shotkU Uko you to know the whole story,  but I'm bound for a time not to tell  that to anybody. Still, thoro's the money; it's mino to do what \ like. with. If  t keep~my"hoad^~need "uever~be~poor_  again, ana I moan to keep it.' Just at  torment I'm being rather extravagant,  but that's part of the plan. 1 only knew  that everything was going to be all right  for me a few days ago; and already,  I've taken rooms at Walsingham House/  . and have bought a horse, and done all  sorts of things that would have seemed  ���������as far out'of .reachas the moon a few  \ weeks ago. Yoii'remember I told you  that' I'd como to England a few inoiuha  . ago on n mission? Woll, now I'm in a  fair way to accomplish it���������if it's.to bo  done at all."  i CHAPTER XXIX. ' .  The Burdou. of Revenge.  Winifred listened with excitement and  deep interest; yet there Was a queer little pain in hor heart, lie lutd said nothing yet of what she had guessed that he  meant to say. Perhaps sac bad been  mistaken. Perhaps he had intended  something quite different.  . "Before I can talk of what is nearest  my. heart, far nearer now than tho mission for which I was brought up," he  .went on, "I must confess to you what  the work is I Dante hero to do. It was  to btdag a^muiderer to justice���������to revenge too ruin ho wrought���������; in two lives.  It is that for which I have lived, until  lately.' But now another interest has  {lushed it aside���������pet haps it's a sin to let  t d* that���������but I can't help it. Tlio new.  Interest-is too strong for we���������stronger  than my soul. lias a man a right to  .love a woman and tell her so while' there  is such a burdou on his Ufa!"  "A burden of revenge!" Winifred  asked, slowly. "Must the man bear it?  Can revenge ever lis cnnoblodt"  "Yes a thousand times, yes!" ho cried,  almost fiercely. "Jiven for lore it couldirt  be given up, for that would bd a wrong  to tko dead."  *'ft 'isn't revenge for the -man's own  wrongs, then!"  "ior those who gave him his life���������his  father and his mother. Do you say that  he must not tell a woman of his love  while he has such a mission to work  out? If you do say so I ahull know that  you are right."  "No���������I don't say that; I can't aay it,"  whispered Winifred.  "Then���������you know, don't you, what I  long to ask? You're all tho world to  .me, and ^heaven, too. Is it possible that  you could learn to care for me a little,  that you could. forgive me the dark  ' things I must keep in my mind���������-"  s. '.'I have learnt already,' the girl broke  ia, "to care���������not a littlo, but more' than  I can tell. I learnt when we were partners. Since we flrst saw each other you  have been my knight. Bvon at the very  first I. thought differently of you from  any other man."  "It seems impossible," cried Newcome.  "That you���������such a girl as you���������should  even think of a shabby beggar "  "You were a gentleman.. What can a  van be more? Oh, I- wish you'd told me  that���������you liked me in Brighton."  "What,a brute I should have been if  I had! It's'bad enough now. You 'ought  to marry a millionaire."  Winifred shuddered, and drew away a  .little from ths arms that'held her tight.'  "Oh���������don't apeak to me'of millionaires!"  Newcome was quite willing not to.  There were.only two persons in the  ..world worth talking of as that moment  ���������herself and' himself���������and they, talked  ef those two unceasingly, until, Dick was  heard at the door, and they began hastily to speak of tho weather, or. the first  subject that came into thou: heads.  Ifewooms and Dick wero somehow, introduced to eaoh other, though it was  ������lee.r that Dick did not at all understand  who Baron von Zellheim was. -They had  aot had many words together when  Winifred's lover turned to her with a  look that only she could read. "There  was so much to talk of at first," he said,  "that I forgot something important; But  ns it concerns your brother, perhaps it's  just as well I waited till he came. Now  be can answer for himself .Mr. Gray, I've  heated from your sister that you write,  I daa't know whether if s ia your line,  orwkather you haven't something you  like better to do; but, anyway, I can  offer you a secretaryship it. you'll havo  it, with a salary of seven guineas a  week."  "By Jove, that is good of you!" ex-  alaimad Dick, who had a hearty and  pleasant manner, which endeared him to  strangers. ''I'll be only too thankful to  make it 'in my Una,' and do the very  best I can, for I've had boastly luck lately, as maybe Wlnnip has told you. Is it  you'who .offer me. the position?"  "No," said Newcomo, flushing a little,  as Winifred remembered afterwards. "It's  a friend of mine, a richer man than I  am���������a very good fellow, not young,  lie's engaged to-night," continued New-  come. "But will you dine with me tomorrow evening at tho Savoy Ilptel- at  eight,' and go round with mo to ,ihiy  rooms afterwards to -��������� meet him ?"  "Delighted!" oricd Dick, thankful that  he had not pawned his evening clothes,  as he had been tempted to'do lately.  "And'I wonder if you would both dine  with me somewhero to-night," went on  Newcome, "just we throe alone? Do  say 'yes,' Miss Gray."  Winifred did say 'yo������' with joy. It  was so wonderful, so almost unnatural  to feel joy. Sho basked in it, she revelled; in it, thrusting all: the old troubles aside as if tbey had ceased to exist.  Presently Dick loit them alone together,  and Newcome ventured to say something  which had stuck in his throat before.  Wouldn't Winifred lot him lend her  money���������heaps of money? It was for  that he bad rejoiced in his luok. If she  would not take it what he had would be  worthless to him. Sho had given herself  to him now, and surely he had some  rights over her. Besides, she must remember their compact. He had borrowed from her because sho had promised to'do the same from him when he  should bo in a position to lend. That  time had come now; ho had thousands,  and he would claim her promise.  Of course Winifred said no; but New-  come would not accept hor refusal. He  was-urging- his-point-whon_Diok_came  back, and had succeeded so far as to  make the girl" consent to think it over.  They dined together at a quiet place,  and even the presonoo of a third person  could hot damp their hapinoss. They  looked into each other's eyes while Dick  ate the flrst good dinner which, he announced, he had tasted for an age.  Next morning came flowers for Winifred. Sho had never loved flowers so  well before. Some she took to hor mother, kissing their sweet faces before she  parted with them; but others she wore  whon Hope Nowcome came to her again  in thc afternoon. She was alone, as on  the day before, and her lover helped cut  bread and butter for tea; and they called  each other ."partner," as thoy had in thc  strange days at Brighton.  -That night Winifred sat up to wait for  Dick when he should come homc^from  his dinner at thc Savoy nnd the engagement at Newcomo's rooms afterwards.  She longed to hear all about what had  happened, and what sort of man her  brother's employer had turned out to be.  CHAPTER XXX.      .   : i  Mncairc's Secretary.  Half-past oleven came and stiU no  Dick. But just as the clock of St. Mary's  (jkurehatruek twelve the door, was flung  open, and Diak entered, whistling the  lntast music-hall air. Winifred ran to  meet him.  "Oh, Dick, you'Jl wake everybody in  the house," she said warningly.  "Well," he echoed. "My appointment's  all right. And I'm to live in tbo handsomest house in this old village."  "What���������you wou't be at hums? Oh,  mother will be disappeint-od. Still, it  cau't be help-id. Anyhow, you'll be m  London."  "Fer a while. And then I'm /ping  abroad witk^-Ulm. Guess whe. \#u've  heard jnsjiamc a thdusond Mates. Tliiak  01 on* ot the most important men m  England. By Jove! von Zellheim has  some swell friends."  "No; financier; sporting-man ��������� all  round good fellow, I'll bet. And by  Jove, he may do something for you.  Seems he's interested in theaters. Got  so much money he doesn't know where  to put it all.   But guess, Winnie."  The girl had grown suddenly pale. "1  ���������can't" she faltered. "For Heaven'*  ���������ake, tell me���������quickly."  "Well, I'm private secretary, if you  please, to nobody less than Mr. Lionel  Macalre."  With a cry Winifred sprang to her  feet. "No, Dick���������no I" she gasped. "Say  you're only joking."  "Then I should toll a Ue. I'm in dead  earnest. What makes you look so  queer?"  The girl stood still, pressing a hand  against each temple, her bright hair  pushed back.  "Did you say that���������Lionel Mncaire  was Hope Newoomo'a���������Baron von Zell-  heim's friend?" she aaked.  "Bather. They're no end of chums.  Maoaire calls Von Zellheim 'my dear  boy,' and pats him on the shoulder. He  thanked Von Zellheim for bringing us  together, whioh it seems had all been arranged between them for some time be*'  fore it came off. And I can tell you I  have to thank young Zellheim, too. This  will be the making of me, Win."  - "It will be tho undoing of us all," she  moaned. "Oh, Heavens to think that he  should be false, too."  Dick stopped in his walk and stared  at her., "I don't know what you're driving at, Sis," ho said.  - She seemed to be looking at him,  though her eyes, dark with pain, saw  nothing save Hope Newcome's face,  which rose before them as if to mock  her with its sham nobility, its sham  truth, its sham love. But it was not for  Dick to know the bitter: anguish, the  shame that made her writhe.  "It doesn't matter," she answered him  dully,-almost sullenly.   "You can't possibly be Mr. Macaire's secretary, Dick���������  that's all."  "Can't?" he repeated.   "My dear girl,  rcu must be mad. Tbo thing's settled,  go to work early to-morrow morning.  Seme time this winter he and I are off to  the Riviera and Monte Carlo together;  think of that I"  "I oan't. think of it It won't Jbear  thinking of. For Heaven's sake sit down  and write a letter saying that���������that you  accepted the offer under a misapprehension���������anything���������only make it dignified  and firm. Oh, Dick, listen to me! The  worst trouble I have.ever known has  come from this man. He has persecuted  me. You weren't told because, though  you're older than I am, you're very-  young in many ways, and it soemed best  not. Even mother doesn't know nearly  all. Because I wouldn't listen to his  hateful -love-making������������������"  "What!" broke in Dick. "He made*  love to you?   I didn't know you'd evor  met him. For. goodness* sake, why  ���������euldn't you take ham? He's no beauty,  but, by Jove! I shouldn't have thought  there was a girl In England who wouldn't  have snapped at the ckanee of being Mrs.  Lionel Maeaire." -  "I would not have taken that chance,"  ���������aid Winifred. "He is a horrible man.  But it was not offered to me. B.umor  says there is a Mrs. MAeaire���������* woman  he married long ago for her money, and  perhaps drove mad, for she's said to be  in an asylum.1'  "You moan, then "  "Oh, Dick, don't . ask me what I  meant"  Dick began walking up and down  again, but his face was very grave, even  sulky. He looked as he felt, personally  injured by his sister's explosion,  ���������Til bet anything you were mistaken,"  he said. "Girls aro so morbid, they're  always imagining queer things���������especially girls bn the stage. They're always  thinking men want to insult them. 1  don't believe poor old Maoaire meant  anything of the sort. He's old���������must  be nearly sixty���������not a bit of that kind.  And why should ho pick you out, anyhow, when there are such a lot of girls  ''in:'.the'' world?"  "Why, indeed?" eohoed Winifred. "But  whether you defend him or not, you certainly won't put me and yoursolf into  his power by "  ".Now you're talking like the heroino  ;.of a melodrama," exolaimed Dick, flushed  with vexation, and looking very boyish,  very handsome. "Tell me straight out  how he injured you."  "He was furious because I spoke my  mind to him, if you must know. I told  him I loathed him���������that he was horrible. He induced- Mr. Anderson to discharge me ���������"  "How do you know that? Did Mr.  Anderson or anyone else tell you so?"  "No.   But I'm sure **  "Ah, there it is. Just as I thought  What's the nest indictment?"  "He���������I believe how that he tried to  kidnap me by hiring a man to bribe the  driver of my cab one night,_ and; "  Dick burst into scornful laughter.  "That's good enough for the Surrey sido,  but"it-won't" do^for-West End-drama!"-  he sneered.   "Next, please."  "What is the good of telling you  things if you won't believe ino? i Oh,  Dick, I swear to.you I'm not mistaken.  Lionel Mncaire is cruel as the grave. If  he evor cared for me he hates mo now,  and he will'never rest till he has had  revsnga. He said he would, 'bring me to  my knees.' For weeks he has been plotting against inc. That company I joined  in Brighton���������so pleased bocause I was to  hnve such a splendid salary and a.lot in  advance���������was really hi3������������������"  "How did you know that? Did he tell  you bo?" .  "No. But the manager did. He .told  me that Mr. Mocaire was the backer.  And it wns all got up on purpose to humiliate me. If you wero anyone but my  brother you would have heard tho.gossip, yoii would haye known about the  wicked posters pretending to be pictures  of me. It would have killed mother if.  she hod seen them. I ran" away because  I would not play the part���������and now  that way has fafled Lionel Majsoire is  trying another. ..Just what be means I  can't see yet, but somahpw he expects  to hu������t:throuah you.''  "You seem to think yourself a young  person of some ' importance, my dear,"  retorted Dick, "that one of the biggest  millionaires in the country should be  fretting himself sick to get you 'in bis  power,' as you call it. If this is all a  plot against you, and I'm a mere, figurehead, why, your Hope Newcome Von  Zellheim is in it pretty thick, too."  The taunt was a swOrd in Winifred's  heart. -..With a moan, Ufa* a dove wounded" to the dtath, she covered her face  with her handsand sobbed.  was making a  tremendous fuss about  nothing; and, being a young man with   #������_-_._..,.   ���������j,. '.  ,",,���������.        - ,  a very good opinion of himself, he was  Greeleys Editorial When Lin-  CHAPTBR XXXI.  Dick Gray in Clover.  tsi-A- honestly believed that his sister  a very"good opinion  nettled that she should put him aside as  a mere dummy, a cut's-paw by which a  chestnut was to be dragged out of the  fire. Besides, he had -been half frantic  with delight at the thought of so splendid an engagement, and he simply oould  not give up the radiant prospect which  for the Last- few hours had dazzled his  youthful eyes.  He thought Winifred a pretty girl,  and clever enough, but, being her brother, he was unable to realize the fascination sho might possess for other men,  and he was sure that she flattered herself far too much in fancy that a man  like Lionel Macalre should be at such  desperate pains either to win or punish  her.  "I'll ask von Zellheim to come hero,  and you can talk to him," he said when  Winifred continued to cry.  "No!" she ejaculated quickly. "He  must* not come hero. I never wish to see  him again. I shall write to bim myself  to-night and���������tell him so."  "And the reason, tool"  "He -will understand that well enough,  without explanation. Diok, you will  write to Mr. Macairo, won't you? Even  if you think -I'm mistaken, do this for  love of me. Oh, you could not go to  him���������you could not shame me by living  in his house, taking his money 1"  "By Jove, what it is to talk business  with a- girl!" groaned Dick. "They fly  into hysterics. I've given my word to  Macabre to begin his work to-morrow.  He's written to lots of chaps who were  dying for it to say the matter's settled.  I must have money somehow, for mother's sake and yours, as well as my own  "Do you think I'd touch what you  had from that man, or let mother touch  it?" the girl flung at him.  Dick let tho question pass. "I've debts  to pay���������more than you know of. I shall  never get such another chance. Macaire  hinted that if I did well he might think  of me as editor of one of tho papers he  "The one that told lies about your  sister, perhaps!'' cried Winifred, desperately. Never bad she been really angry  with Dick before through all the trying  episodes of their youth together, but  she was trembling and white with anger  now. "  "Maybe, if there were lies, that's the  reason he'll get rid of the present editor, retorted Dick. "Anyway, my whole  career's at stake, and I'd bo a fool to  give it up for a girl's morbid prejudice.  I don't believe������������������*"'���������  "Don't repeat that again," she commanded, her eyes blazing. "I have told  you the truth. You do.not believe me.  You do believe my worst enemy. I can  say no mora as to that. But I do say,  Dick, that if you go to his house you  must not come back hero���������not while you  are in his pay.   And you may tell him  why your mother and sister will not.see  you."  "Speak for yourself!" exclaimed Dick.  "Mother and I will be one in this.  We've only each othor left in the world  now."  Winifred slept not at all that night.  She told herself that never .before had  she known what real ��������� unhappiness was.  She could have borne to give up her lov-  _er, but to know him unworthy���������to know  him, to whom she had surrendered her  whole confidence, her whole heart, in the  Slot,against her, perhaps from the very  rst-���������seemed more than she could bear  'and live.  Early in the morning sho heard Dick  .stirring in his room, which was'next to  hers. At' first she hoped that he had  risen betimes to como and tell her that  he was sorry for last night, that he had  made up his mind, if only for her sake,  not to go to Lionel Macaire. But she  soon: found out her mistake. Dick was  packing. He did not even come to hei'  door before he went, though he passed it,  dragging the box, which he would leave  in thc hall outside for thc janitor of the  flats te carry down.  "If only lie tells Lienol Vncairc why I  have refused to see htm���������my own brother���������while he lives under his roof!" slut  thought. At least she would like to feel  that. Macaire had little upon which to  congratulate himself.  -But Dick had no intention of tolling  his new employer anything of tlie kind.  If, as he argued, he "went blabbing" to  Macaire all Winnie's silly fancies, probably he should soon find himself out in  the cold. Natuially, Macaire would nol  wish to'keep for liis secretary a young  man whose sister imagined that he entertained a wild passion for her and  plotted for her undoing. Ho had decided  not to say anything to young Baron von  Zellheim either, for what von Zellheim  heard Macaire would hear also, as they  appeared to be such intimate friend^.  Winnie had said that she would not explain* von Zclllieim "would understand'  why he was forbidden to gee her, with  out that; and whether he did understand or. ho was hot; Dick's. business.  Winnie and von Zellheim could figlil  thcir;quarrel-out-between-thom.  T  coin Died.   HE following very remarkable  story is told In "James Russell Lowell and His Friends,"  by Edward Everett Hale.  He is writing of Sidney H.  Gay, then managing editor  of the New York "Tribune;"  "I have never seen In print Gay's  story of that tearful night when Lincoln was. killed, But one 'hears it freely repeated in conversation, and I see  no reason why it should not be printed  now.  "With the news of the murder of  Lincoln, there came to New York every  other terrible message. The office ot  the 'Tribune,' of course, received echoes  of all the despatches which showed the  alarm at Washington. There were orders for the arrest of this man, there  were suspicions of the loyalty of that  man. No one knew what the morrow  might bring.  "In the midst of the anxiety of such  hours, to Mr. Gay, thc acting editor ot  that paper, there entered the foreman  of the typesetting-room. He brought  with him the proof ot Mr, Greeley's  leading article, as he had left it* before  leaving the city for the day. It was a  brutal, bitter, sarcastic, personal attack on President Lincoln���������the man  who, when Gay read the article, was  dying In Washington,      '  "Gay read the article,, and asked the  foreman If he had any private place  where he could lock up the type,' to  which no one but himself had .access.  The foreman said he had. Gay bade  him tie up the type, lock the- 'galley  with this article ln.Xbls cupboard, and  tell no one what he had told him. Of.  course no such article appeared In the  'Tribune' the.next morning. ���������  "But when Gay arrived the next day,  at the office, he was met with the news  that 'the old man' wanted him, and the  Intimation that 'the old man' was very  angry.   Gay waited upon Greeley. \  ,"'Are you there, Mr. Gay? I have;  been looking for you. They tell me you'  ordered my leader out of- this morning's  paper. Is it your paper or mine? I  Bhould like to know if. I cannot print  what I choose In my own newspaper!',  This iff a great rage.  " 'The paper Is yours, Mr. Greeley.  The article Is in type upstairs, and you  can use It when you choose, pnly.thla,"  Mr. Greeley: I know New York, and I  hope and believe, before God, that'  there Is so much virtue In New York  that, If I had let the article go into this  morning's paper, there would not.be  one brick upon another In the "Tribune" office now. Certainly, I should  be sorry If there were.'  "Mr. Greeley was: cowed. He said  not a word, nor. ever alluded to the  subject again. I suppose the type is  looked up In the cupboard of the 'Tribune* office at this hour.  ; "It was by this sort of service that  Mr. Gay earned Mr. Wilson's praise  that 'he kept Mr. Greeley up to the,  war.'"  j Interoalional        ;  i     S. S. Lessons, i  LESSON XH.���������DECEMBER 21, 1902.  BIBTH OF JESUS.  Christmas Lesson.���������Luke 2: 8-20.  GOLDEN TEXT.���������For onto yon Is born  this day la t.ie city of David a Saviour,  Which Is Christ the Lord.���������Luke 2: 11.  Tt-l'lC���������The salvation of Uien gives Joy  to angels.  Time.���������Jesus was probably bora la December, B.C.. S.  Place.���������Hetblehem ot Judea, six miles  louth ot Jerusalem.  Persons,���������Tbe shepherds, the angel*, tbe  babe, Uar; And Joseph.  JUST ONH MORE  1  A Boom Town.  T������  ,^__ ''���������","1���������  Brtdgewater,  Ontario,  once a boom  town of note, was'���������; brought into exist- ���������"  ence Toy one of the strangest gold finds'  and crazes, In the history, of this con-.  tlnent.   Nearly thirty years ago a far-.-  mer's  wife  was  searching  the  woods  near their  farm  for  a sow that  had-;  strayed, and, becoming thirsty, stopped,  to get a drink fronv a spring.   Slipping,  she fell upon a small, loose rock, which  rolled to her feat, and which proved to1  be, a- twenty-pound nugget of��������� almost ���������  pure gold.    Bridogwator at that time'  was .nearly- forty miles from the near-'  est rallroad.'ahd the present: site.of the'  town  was  nothing - but  a  wilderness,,  but  inside: of  six   months  'what  had  been, a burned-over, barren wilderness '  was converted into a substantial city  of nearly five thousand people.  In digging a shaft about a mile south  of the.,town site, an Immense quarry  of the purest white marble was.found,  and the town was practically.built of  marble, for It has to-day the only hotel,  church school, court house, and private  'dwellings constructed entirely ofwhlto  marble In the world,' and!.a mile north  of the town are an abandoned:axe factory arid grist mill, whose, foundations  are built of. the : same beautiful: material. And now comes the strangest  part of the story.. During, the building  of the town thousands: of men prospected the entire country/and shafts  and tunnels were driven���������some of them  nearly one hundred foot deep���������but',  strange as: It may seem, there : was  never enough gold found to pay the  cost of a single shaft or tunnel sunk or  run in the entire district.  A Sensible Bishop.  Dick" was-rather unhappy, for a. few  hours, for-he was'fond of Winifred in  his; way, and was : sorry to ��������� have gon-  against her, though he did not for a moment really regret what he had donc>  But, established in his new quarters at  Macaire's beautiful house, far'more mng  nificent than anything lie had eve:  seen, his spirits bounded up again. M:v  caire treated him right royally, nnd  Dick was more iudignnnt than ever that  Winnie should cherish.such imjust bus  picions of so good a fellow. .��������� ..'...;  lie found tuat ho was not Macaire'-  only secretary. There waB another, in  elderly man of a retiring disposition.  \vho apparently loved "work for its owi  sake; liut: he was oh a very different  footing in tho big household from thai  on which Dick was at once placed. Eith  er from his own choice or hecauso Macaire 'preferred: it,; this person!had his  meals served in the room where ho attended to his' correspondence, and was-  seldom seen oatside it, except wlien taking instructions, from the millionaire;  while, on the contrary, Dick was constantly, in request. His daily task, apparently, -was to do nothing more arduous than sending out or answering note;  of invitation to entertainments, though  cVcn that bade fair to'occupy him for a  couple of hours eaoh- morning.  The first day in his new berth lie  lunched with Macaire and half a dozer-  rich city men, who had been asked to  tho house. He drank, a great deal of  champagne, smoked sovoral cigars, which  he thought fit for Olympus, and was excited and happy, contrasting the present  -with the past in scorn of the latter, Tho  man who sat next him at tho table took  him quite seriously, despite his youth,  'and  talked  so  ������*Uuringly  of  the  stock  market, that Dick Tesolved as soon as he  could scrape enough sovereigns together  to iro in for a little plunge of lifts own.  (To be Contiaiwd.)  Tho Italian Bishop of Pano, reports  "La Science pour Tous," has sent out  -to-the--prlests-of-hls-dloccse-the-foI-  lowlng circular:  "1. In all churches/Immediately after  feast days on which there have been  very large congregations, the floors  must be disinfected by moans of wood  sawdust soaked: In oner tenth; per cent,  solution of corrosive sublimate;' On  ordinary days they must be frequently  swept, after sprinkling thorn with water so as to raise no dust.  "2. Every week, and even oftenar,  the pews' arid confessionals must be  cleaned with sponges and cloths moistened with pure water. '������������������';  "3. Every week, and oftencr If necessary, the grills of the confessionals  are to be washed and polished. "  "4. The holy water receptacles must  .bo emptied every week, or oftener if  necessary, and* washed with hot'water  or a solution of corrosive sublimate."  The same Journal comments as follows:  "That the provisions of the circular  may he carried out, the bishop has' Instituted; a; serviceVof Inspection,'.and  requires the payment of fines Into the  diocesan treasury for transgression "of  any of these hygienic rules. It is to be  desired that the Bishop of Fano's example' should be imitated by church  authorities'In other countries."  Great Things Probable. ���������     -  A Chicago professor is lecturing on  "How to Lie When Sleeping." The  politicians are much interested. In the  heat of a campaign, much time has  been lost because lying has been limited to'-."faking hours. The effects of  the learned professor's discovery upon  the next campaign are awaited with  interest.���������Nebraska City "Conservative."  DAILY   HEADINGS.  Jf.���������Unto TJt a Child Is Born, Is. 9: 1-7.  T.���������The  Annunciation   to  Mary,   Luke  I:  20-118.  W.���������The Birth of Jesus. Lok* 2: 1-7.  T.���������Christmas Les������on,  Luke 2:  8-20.  F.���������Vlsu of the Wis*. Men, Mntt. 2: 1-12.  II.���������Tbo Flight into Hgrpt,  Malt. 2: 13-23.  a���������God Sent His Sou, 1Kb. 1: t-0.  LESSON EXPOSITION.  L The Glorious Message.���������Shepherds  .... keeping watch by night, v. 8.  Judea is a ehecp-ralsing country  Shepherds are many, ot necessity, for  the people of Syria could not have fenced farms or pastures, as with us. Hence  some onA must be with the flocks of sheep  constantly, lest they wander so far aw ty  that they would be lost.* Shepherds  ���������till live out on pastures er in booths  all winter in Palestine. This fact has  been observed by Syrian missionaries  and travellers, as well-as by explorers  occasionally visiting the land. Whether  the birth of Jesus was in December, or  in March, or in some other month! of  the year, is not surely known. The  ���������trongest.tradition puts it in December,  and it has been celebrated by a,large  part of the Christian world on December  26 for several centuries.  Fear not . ... . 1 bring vou good  tidings, v. 10. The sudden flashing forth  of the angel beside the shepherds needed some assuring words to remove the  fear. The first thought to an Oriental,  perhaps to any mind, on the appearance  of a celestial messenger is that of a  wrathful message, a message of  coming judgment. But here was a  message of good, one of joy'beyond measure.  Unto you is born .'���������' . . . a Saviour,  v.-ll.-. The world needed a Saviour���������wa3  looking,for one about this time. Thc  Jews were longing for tbe Messiah. The  shepherds would ; understand that this  Saviour would be .the Meeaiab, for the  angel calls bim "Christ"���������that is, anointed, or Messiah the Lord.  You shall,find the babe.wrapped in  swaddling clothes, v. 12. But all little  babeB in the East were wrapped in  swathing cloths. So the messenger added, "and lying in a. manger." This was  a Very unusual place to put a babe.  There could hardly be a mistake in this  sign. There would not be two babes in  that city in mangers, though there might  be several wrapped in swathing bands.  Glory to God, on earth peace, v. 14.  Thc angelic choir must have sung that  song in language intelligible to simpto  shepherds. The song would exalt the  importance of the cent and make the  shepherds eager to see the child. The  two renderings of this song arise chiefly  from a variation in the Greek ,tc-xt.  The Authorized Version reads, tllory  to God in thc highest, and on earth  peace, good will toward men. Thc Kc-  viscd Versions read:  Glory to God in the highest,  And on earth peace among men, in  whom he is well pleuscd.  Tlie Syriac,    in   "the    oldest   version  known, supports the sense of the A. V.,  that the birth of Christ was God's fcx-  prcssioniof his good will toward men.  II. Tho Shepherds and Jesus.���������Let us  now go . . ..,��������� . and see, v. 15. Tho  shepherds were practical men. They did  not stop to speculate about the' probability or, improbability of the news, or  upon, whether they-.had actually seen  and heard angels, or simply been deceived' or dreaming. They went at once to  "see this saying that is come to pass."  They had: no doubt about the reality of  the messenger and the message. They  wanted to see, and were sure they would  see the. thing by going into Bethlehem.  The town was in sight by.night, or very  near���������on ,the opposite hill perhaps. And  away they went on the glad errand in  great haste.  When they had seen . . they made  known, v. 17. They had seen not "it,"  but the child, or strictly thc fullillmcnt  of the angel's "word." "They could not  keep the good-cews.-^Tbe-wonderful-visit  of the angel, the song of the heavenly host, the view of the babe, and of  Joseph . and Alary, made a story fitted  to interest Oriental hearts and cars.  AH they {hat heard it wondered, v.  18. The facts seemed to be slated by  too many, witnesses to be questioned.  The people could not explain the facts,  nor did the flipplicrds' oiler to do so.  Thus the multitude wondered; what  could all  this menu?  Mary kept all these things, v. 19.  Mary "put "all these tilings"���������tint is,  thc "angelic announcement of the birth  of'thc child, her visit to Elizabeth, this  fresh angelic message unci song reported bv the shepherds���������in her mind, and  fried' to consider how nil tho promises  were to be fulfilled in the child's life.  Was he really the Messiah J Was the  tbe mother' of the comin*; One���������a joy  that everv Jewish woman for centuries  had hoped" might fall to her honor}  Praising God, v. 20- The shepherds  praised God���������1, for what they heard; 2,  for what they had seen: and 3. that  they had proved the"angelic word to be  true. It is suggestive, that not to the  high priests, to the ruler?, the scribc3,  the Pharisees or the leaders in Jewish  theology, was this good news told, but  to humble shepherds, and tficy at once  believed.  TOPICS FOB CLASS WOEK.  1. Jesus the central person in .the  world's hii-lory.  2. The promise of grace in natfcc and  through the coming of Oiri-t.  3. 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Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal  -     Powder-.-  Only 50 cents for' bottle and tube,  and is worth���������as much as 'your lifo  is worth. .Catarrh -kills, thousands  through colds, bronchitis,._-Rneu-  monia and consumption,-''ahd'-Df,  Agnew's Catarrhal'.Powder"cures  all of them when other'prescriptions  have failed. It will "relieve,'colds  and catarrh and cure .headache.- ia ^  ten minutes. ,        . .,. .  ..-.'- ^/;t  Fkko H. Held. Jr., the well known dia>  filer of Railroad, York Co.", Pa.', ��������� stater:��������� " 1  have had catarrh of thc head and stomach:/oe  two yean in the worst form. 1 tried all th*  ���������aedicules I ever heaid of, -but withouLrelicf.    '  I used two bottles of Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal  Fowder. It cured me entirely, -I am now t.  ���������fell man." ^      _  In thirty minutes Dr. AgpTtew'S  Cure for the Heart will add  strength to that organ." Feedin-j  the body by a full supply of" bloo4  it fills life with the old. time vigor.  I  "You say your next dor neighbor*  make a vulgaV display of. their we.rl'.'i ���������"���������  "Yes," answered Mr. 'Bickerson';,.,"tii'**j|  left a ton ol coal out on the side wall*  MU d*j yestcrfriy."���������Washing-ton "SUx.**-  ^ HALF ^  THE WORLD  IS SICK  Because of Weak Hearts  When you are sick-your heart in  faint. -   ��������� - ' - '  If it were pumping good blood  through your, system, you could Dot  be sick in any part. _ t    "  Ninety-nine out of a hundred  have weak hearts���������they-are sometimes sick. .--..'.       ������������������'  Dr. Agnew's Heart Cure '  will relieve Heart Disease>;in.thirty.  minutes. Will with certainty' effect  a lasting cure.  GaoRGK Crites, Dominion . Cost COM  Office, Cornwall, Ont., says :���������'"' -    '  " I was troubled with severe Heart com*  plaint for a long time. I was under; thl  doctor's care, but not receiving bene fit, II  asked him about ' Dr. Agnew's Cur������ - 9f.j  the Heart,' and I used itirhl. ~ '  results."  Dp. Agnew's Ointment .'!-��������������� rid  ding the world of piles and skin _ra thes  eruptions'of all sorts, its healing po wen  are marvelous.   Price, 35c. II t^iWT?* .. >-. j**********;-.-*-- '���������  '.<LX:>*-'--*'V.-"*^T-"\A**iV-'-"-  ��������� V-if  -*-������~"-i-r'"r-?*'.'..":/'-'.''*v^^  , Hi* ,-'^.;���������;. .I ;',.,, .>i.'������������������,-. ji-ii^.:���������'.:.^-s-j^fa^^^.v^-^Vi  T[fi<ls:i������ll< %ttiU anil $aito  %tn$ Journal,  Published Br  The Revelstoke Herald Publishing Co  Llmittd.Liability.  A. JOHNSON.  Kdltor and Malinger.  iUTr.fiiisiNG rates.  IHipU? ������dt.,������l.S0 per inch; slnglf column,  *"- per inch when Inserted on tlth- pane  5.<e*J ad*.., lOoeniii per inch (iionparU-l) llm-  <oi aril Intel-lion; &e������m������ lor each additional  lu frllno. Local notice* lrt vents per line each  i.-i.t. Blrlli, Marriage ami Death Noiict-s  itr*.  arMri*i**rios;it.*.TEs.  tj-iaailor carrier tl iier annuiu; V.'-'< 'or  ���������in aibnllii, urU'lly In ad'kiicc.  2 -jsaoi* Z^^^}~ti^i^i^^^sS^S^S.  ���������Q������ ol llie best equipped prlnilnx offlces In  **������������������----���������*-----������������������  ail ���������-���������--������������������ -'  tt'tn rlrncl������*>-i Myle at Ii  *"��������� prl "."'.' '    .  aaiall���������(oru������.    Mall order* promptly attended  *be d'cilmil prepared to execute  kt.hllnf'. fn liriU'lasi style at liouval price*.  O     - -��������� - -   -������������������    -    ���������-���������   -      '    (iu  ���������ai  to.  OC* JOB PEtAllT.Mr.XT,  in*   kin,Is til  . ���������-    I prtp  rife to all.   So Job loo large���������none ton  ..���������foru*.    Mall order* prompllv a        '   '  Glte u> a trial ou your next order.  ���������to coftRtaroNiicsn.  VY> inviie correspondence on any Milijccl  0' lutereil lo the general public, lu all crises  the buna tide name of the- writer must accompany manuscript, but not necessarily (or  publication.  A,|(lrei������ all.communications to tlie Manager  . ���������Writ* TO CORRESPONDENT*!.  l.-All." eorreiipondenee    must   be  rritten on one side of tbe paper only.  -Correspondence    containing  leirlbly  personal  taatteriirast bealgned with the proper name  ���������������< tie nilter.  ���������Thursday,  n tmt}       *-**8=  FKMKUAKY5.  1003.  Liberals Speak For Their Party  It rs Quite  interesting   lo   read   the  -epe-eche?   delivered   in   Vancouver lit  the' campaign   meetings   ikiw   lieinR  held.   V  .    There'are three l.iber.-tl .(-anclidiitis  iu  the   field   in   the Bumrnl electoral  light aid it. is proposed to lei them nnd  -their supporters apenk   for  the  greiit  * Liberal government noiv In power.  We will on a previous occasion  Unit  offices such as senatorships' were sold.  Mr. Cook told   his   story -and   overy  right tkiaking man knew that   he wns  lelliug the truth.  Now jlr. Chillies Woodwind, a  prominent merchant of Vancouver,  Ml** his., tale���������contradicting a stati-  anent of Air. MaepbersoH. the govern  jnent candidate. He says in a letter  t-o the World:  *���������! stated that some $17,000 or $1S,.  ���������Ml was spent in tbe last ciunpiiigiTi and  mentioned that it was generally ri*  ported that thii sum was u\Ued fit'tii  Urge corporations and hy the sale of  offices aod patronage l>y the inacliine  manipulating the Liberal party. I.  aaid that an offer of $1,000 for one.  office- whs made in writing and on  being pressed for names I mentioned  Mr. Frank ButnetU This can he  ���������rerifted by many who were present.  Mr. Macpherson's delibenrte falsified-  t'ton t>f my speech ,-������hows I he character  ���������rn* the candidate seeking the snffi ages  ���������������f the ratepayers."  Now Mr. Woodward tyrts one ol lli������  ituide executive at the general election* both of 1898and 1900 and knows  -nb*t he is talking about. The Liberal  party could not carry out its pledges  because the election funds were raised  from lai-ge corporations and on sale of  offices and patronage by the "machine" manipulating the Liberal party.  Mr. Woodward prows two things  lvere that will be very interesting to  the voters of thta district. First, the  macHine does exist and secondly, this  machine controls the patronage in that  and every other district.  ...���������Mi*._Jan>es._Mc.Geer.J*ack*L.l������p__Mj'^  quire tin* support or 13ritl.li  Columbia  , before many years hail gbneiiiy.  Tarte; the most powerful man in  ($iieh<*c. had seceded from the parly,  anil unleas the government took cur*  itiKtenil ol' 7 lo 8 supporting them fron  British Columbia they would have 7 oi  S or probably 10 opposing them.  Mr. .MrGeer says he would not sell  liiiuscir to auv niai-liine party (tin  Liberal governmexi) inighl, foist, upon  the people. Then he. speaks as oiu  who lias carefully waited for the fti'  lilhnt-iU of the pioiiiiscs made hy tin  govi-i-niueiit, but afl er long ami pal ii-ir  wailing I hey have done not hit g,  except Io disallow all lhe Alien laboi  laws passed by our provincial pallium  eiit.   Says Mr. .Mideer:  "Show the government il must carrj  out its pledgef or ymi will not support  il. We nre now voting foi- a systen  to put Chinese in voinpetii.ion not' t<  ourselves hut to our children. Tin  next generation will have to tight ii  the market for a place itloii-j side tie  Chinaman.  They say the Dominion government  can do nothing.     Look   at Australia.  New Zealand and Natal.   Are they wu  at. loyal to the British government a-  Canadians?   Had    tliey     not    stone'  shouUler  to   shoulder   on   the   liatlh  Ileitis   iu   South   Afi ica. with our owi  men and the  Imperial   troops?    The;  passed   their  exclusion bills lima an  again, anil at. last sent a respectful not*  t> Downing Street stating tliey knew  better   what   was   in   the interests <v  their    country    than   the    I'nperia  government, and their acts were not  disallowed.  Surely this is very interesting reading  and   we   trust   our  readers wil  remember that what   is   now   (jnrited  lias been stated by prominent Liberal*  and not by Conservatives.  LEGAL  K MA.STKK ������t SCOTT.  Barrli-ters, Solicitors, J-.to.  Kevelstoke, II. C.  >l.Scott, ii.A.,!.l.,l).   W.daV.leMalstre, M.V  tJAUVKY, M'CAKTEa-t I'INKIIAM  Barrlslem  Solicitors, Eto.  Sollcltora forlmjiCT'nl Hank of Oauada.  L'oinpany I'uuiU toloan atS percent,  Kikst ST;;"^r, Kerolatuko B. <;.  SOCIETIES.  "Woodward and Mr. Mt-Geer was also a  member of the Liberal executive in  189������and 1900. therefoie he also knows  what be is {talking alxnit. Ije'. him  apeak:  Ml-. Jauves Mc-Geer was introduced  tiy the cluirman a* the Irish orator of  the campaign and received a very  fceatty reception. Ae stated that he  ���������was a Liberal and bad never cast a  vote except for LihernliMii and good  Covetiiment. The Kelly ci ow.l, however, had been jumping npou him  Vtecause he had sold beef to the government. He said, However, that he  li-td not sold himself body and soul to  any machine they might foist- upon  tbe people. He wanted to know of  tlie people why he should not sell beef  tj������ the government as well as any man  ���������who had honest goods for sale.  Sir Wilfred I mirier had stated some  years 'ago that the opinion of the  Western men was lo prevail on thc  ���������uhinese question. Every man that  had hitherto gone down from British  Columbia was pledsred to exclude the  Mongolian. They had done nothing.  Mr. Macplierson was pledged to do the  ���������rame'thlng���������NOTHING���������and he would  probably succeed in accomplishing it.  The  government   would probably re-  Mongqlian Immigration.  The immigration statistics jus  issued show that during the past tei  years 20,750 Chinese have enterei  British Columbia and out of this nun  ber 15,8(111 have been imported sine  1800, or in other words since Sir Wi  fred Laurier stated in bin telegraii  that lhe wishes of I lie west sliinil,  prevail upon the quest ion, 15,80  Chinese have come in. The ainoun  per capita paid into the treasmy pn  vious to lhe incoming of the Libera  party was $.">45,7Si, and since theii  Mdvent $SHi;0S81 or a total of $l.:ft):2.770  OT the total iiiin after paying the eo������  of administering the law $310.521, wn  returned to this province leaving a ne  pi oilt to the Dominion governtnen  from the Chinese of $1.0������.',9'*J.  The Dominion government canno  see its way lo cut, oil' a revenu  such as this notwithstanding the fac  that the Chinese and Japanese'ar-  eating out the very life and living m  every true born Canadian and Biitisl  subject in the west. Think these fact.*  over.  SQUEEZED  TO DEATH  Brakeman Grier Jammed Between the Locomotive and  Car.  Nblsiin. B. C Jan. 21.���������An unfoi-  tunate accident, attended with lata'  Tesiilt'sr^hiippun'eil���������at���������Eholt���������stations  Boundary district, on Thursday aflei-  norn. The train for Phoenix had been'  made up and was ready to start.  When the locomotive backed down tf  conple up, the train brakeman, W. 1.  Grier, stepped in to make the connec.  tion, and it is supposed I hat lie slipped  and got caught between the coupling.'.  He whs'jammed when discovered by  lhe liaininen, the couplings having  caught hirn just above the centre of  the boilv and literally s(|iieev.e(l the  life out of him.  The unfortunate man liyed about  thirty minutes after the accident, but  did not regain consciousness, so  exactly whal happened can only be  surmised. Grier was a mairied man  with a family.  Seven New Post Offices.  Mr. Galliher, M.P., while in Ottawa  last week, made arranjreinents with  the postmaster general for opening  the following post offices: North Star.  near Kimberley;Annis. near Sicamoun:  Silver Creek; Moberly, near Donald;  Boundary Fulls, near Greenwood;  Goldflelds, in the Fish River district,  and Morrissey Mines, making seven  new post, offices;  lU'il Rose Decree meet* aerniul ami fourth  lui!.������ilays ofeai-li iiuinlli; White-Itoso Iieicr-ie  iiceis third Tuesday of eneli <|iiarter, In Oddfel-  >��������������� Hall.   Vlnltin** brethren weluomo  S. I-.OKOWI.K, T. II   ll.VKKK,  President. Aet. Soereiury.  -OYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  Kerulnr meeliiiRs arc held tn tha  Oddfellow's Hall on tho Third Friday of oaeh month, at 8 p.m.aharp.  VlHttlug brethren cordially-Invited  A. JOHNSON', W. M  W. JOHN'STONVlU-o.-Sec.  Cold Ranere Lodge, K. of P.,  No. 26, Revelstoke, B. c,  MEETS   EVKKY   WUDNKSDAY  In   Oddfellows'    Hull   at S  o'eloelc.     VisillMg   Knlghtu  are  cordially invited.  1. VAN HOK.%E,- C. C.  . ������. II. BaOCK, K. of R. A:S.  POS  If you are looking for possibilities in Estate  Speculation that will double your capital,  it will be to your interest to invest RIGHT  NOW, before the best of the properties have  been taken up.  REAL ESTATE  ������������������������������������������������������������������������!aaBaaBBaHaaatBat������agBiiiiiiaBBi*aBanaBaB^  AT GROUND FLOOR PRICES  CHURCHES  -  UETIIODIST CIIUKMI, HEVKISTOKE.  rienulitii** serviccti at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. in  !1hss meeifiie at the close of the mornliiK  erviee. Sabontb Sohool and Bible Class at 3:80  Vei-kly Prayer Meeting every Wednesday  ���������eiiiiiK at 7:30. The public are cordially  n\iied.   Seats free.  Hev C. LADNKn, Pastor.  ST. rEVKR 8 CHUKCH, ANGLICAN.  lii.-lit a.m., Holy Kuclmrtsl; 11 a.m.. nn' .as,  llimy and serinoii (Holv KucliurLst tlrst Sun-  av in the month); 2::lo Sunday Kchool, or  liil-lrou'a service; ":S0 Kveiisong (choral) and  -riiiiiii. Holy Days���������The Holy Kueharist Is  -lei.rated at v a.m. or 8 a.m , as announced.  11 ��������� ��������� 1 y llapllnm after Sunday Schoo! at:i:U.  ,   ;      . -        c. a. mocuMKit,   eetor.  ri:KS������VTKHUN  CHURCH.  -i-rvloeevery Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  1 hich nil arc welcome. ' Prayer meeliiii; al  in. every Wednesday.  Hkv. W. C. Cai.der. Pastor.  ROMAS CATHOLIC CHUllClf.  '���������Ihis   at 10:.10 a. in.,  011  first,  second and  <*it'!h Sundays in the mouth.  ItKV.   KATHRIl   THAYCK.  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 hy any other  Town in the West.  For Terms and Particulars Write  ROGER   F.   PERRY,   Manager,   Goldfields,   B.C.  ���������l**++**+*++*'M>+++'r+*++****H:  A. N. Smi  SALVATION   AHMV.  Mcctlnc everv night In their Hall on Front  In-.'t.  H  EDWARD  TAXIDERMIST.  DEER HEADS, BIRDS, Eu*. MOUNTED,  Furs Cleaned and Fe*a!red.  just east of presuVtekian OHURCH  Third Street.  Baker and  Confectioner  A full and complete  line of  **************************  Revelstoke  Skating   Rink  Sliiitiig w������r>  tCvriiiiig froiu S to 10  o'clock.  BAND EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGNT  AdiniiHion���������*2ic  Soaeon Tickets  Liiilim ������3C0  tlratltM.a  S 00  TICKET"* FOR SALE AT  (.'aiiitda l>nif* A llookHtora.  .1. A. Miller* Co.     ���������  Hoy Sinytlie's Toliaei'o Ktnre.  }tiuk Cuiirpany..  ***************************  CLEABAKCE  SALE OF  Furniture  Cor. Mackenzie Ave.  and Railway Street.  ������ -m ���������������>*->������������������������������������������������������������������* w.tti iTiiTuT TnTfuTiiWi-T-T-B  Tl 11 ^^"I'TT ���������> TTT I 1",l*TTTTTTTTT''  A. H. HOLDICK  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  AND ASSAYER.  toyal School of Min������*s, I^indon.  it  Morfa  Works,  Svansea.     17   years  Jliemlst  to Wigan Coal and Iron Co.,   Eng.  Iwven  rear*  fcbiel  ".ale <hemi.������t and Assayvr, Hall Mine.<, Ltd.  Claims examined and reported upon.  Ferguson. B.C.  f    A. KIRK.  Domini  n and Provincial Land Surveyor.  REVELSTOKE, B. C.  E. MOSCROP.  Sanitary Plumbing, Hot  Water  And Steam Heating-. Gas  Fitting  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C.  WOOD  Wood [or sale Including  Dry Cedar, Fir and Hemlock.  All   order* left at W   M.   U*r������.n-t''   Mil!  receive [iromiit nuetition.  W. FLEMING.  WHAT IS A   HOME WITHOUT A  SINGER  Singer Sewing Machines  are sold or. easy monthly  payments.  A full supply of machines  needles and attachments are  kept for any make of machine on earth.  H.MANNING, : MACKENZIE AVE.  Havelatoke, B, C.  Jas. I. Woodrow  "fiUTOHER  ������@* UNION -^tf  Cigar  Factory  REVELSTOKE,   B.C.  H. A. BROWN,   Prof.  ���������UR  Brands:-  SPECIAL  and THE  UNION  ALL   GOODS   UNION   MADE  Rel.-iil Deinler tn���������  Beet, Pork,  Mutton, Etc.  Fish and Game in Season   All orders promptly filled.  ^"���������JSSiu. -EBYBIrWOIB, B.������  GO TO  L. Schnider  50R YOUR  Patent Rubber Heels  and Rubber Soloing  in all sizes aud colon.  Boot and Shoe Repairing a Specialty  THE aTrEXFRESS^  E. W. B. Paget, Pr������p.  I'rooi'ildtillTerjr of parocln, bajgaee, etc.  lo nny part of the ollr  Any Kind of Transferring  Undertaken  All order* left at H.V. Smythe'i Tokat-c*.  ��������� tor*: or byTelepasueNe.7 wlllretelre ������ro*������pl  att������*ntlon.  For Sale  TWO   H*9irience* on McKenisie ATemie, with  modarn  Impru**eia������nti> lioOO eaoh on easy  terms.  TWO Residence, on Third  8tre*it, east, Ter/  convenient f������>r railway asen.tlSO* taea, e������iy  Urns.  ONK   Residence  oa   First Street,   east,  ca������k  required *W00. Tiibjeot to -nortf s*>e.  Apply to,  HArVVEi", McCATRBKAri. JTHAM.  ^^^^^H*^4*T*i**l**{**]**f,T*r*t**lTTr^'lHHF*i*Vv4  ��������� PELtEW-HARVEYr^^t^  BRYANT & GiLMAN  '  Mining Engineers  and Assayers,  VANCOUVER, B.C.      Estalilished 1890  ASSAY WORK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS  UNDERTAKEN.  GREAT WESTERN MINES, Ltd*  DOUBLE EAGLE  Mining: and  Development Co., Limited.  NOTICE IS HKRF.BT OIVBN that a������y wtittea  transfers of stock in either of these compHa*  ies that have not yet been sent Into the office for  registration, ami the Issue of proper certificates  for them, must he sent in by the last day uf  Fubrnary, 1903, sn they will aut bo recognized  after that date.  A. II. HOI.WCII,  Ssprstary.  f'erifossa, .laatisry IU,  IttM.  Test������ made up to 2,000lbs.  A specialty made of cheulcrjif Smelter  l'nlps.  i-amples from the Interior by mall or  esuresx promptly atiended to.  1^     l.orre������p"ndeni'o sollcite*!.  I VAHC0UVER, B.C.  ���������   ������  w ���������*  at  *  ������ .gf-ti ������������li.IialiiF- -*-���������* -*������������������*��������� ������  *- ������ ������.*-������������������������������ ���������  tifrt '���������  f TTTTfTTTlTTT'l1 l"l TTff  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnished with tbe  Choicest the Market  affords.  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CICARS  Large, Light bedroens.  Rates $i a day. '   ,  Monthly Rale.  Now is your time tn come and nuilce vour selections iu ���������n/liut'-FiU'iiiture  you refitiii-e. We enn inuke in-iiiiiKeiiientu with you to lot you lmvo  what you want. We me going to iniike iillerations to our sUne. in  oi-iler to nive us n gooil <le;il more show i-nom. You must iecogni/.a -  - the fuct th*t we wuru the in**iinu of unabliiifr you to get FURNITURB  at ono thiid the cost you previously pitiit Imfore we) atnrtvd. We have  another large car oi-deied and we want to get our store ready for it.  A good discount on anything you reijnire.  Revelstoke Furniture Company.  ���������X-t|Xt.    ���������*P������ -aT**  **!?*. afTe  ������Tl -ty^   JVx ������**   "^* *"  " * ���������*���������" ">tl ***** ������<**'>  ������**^* "?* ������**" ������^>'* ������^* '^t,^^ "^ ^fc������ ������^*  'aL**������L" *i* "i" *������L* 'i" 'I" *X" %P*X" "X* ei' ���������-xl* 'i* "i"���������i* \L' *x" "^X' "iL' *iZ' ���������-l" 'i" 'X* 'BTTC*  $ Going South  | for Winter?  *& If you.are contemplating going South during;  tthe winter of 1902 or 1903 you can get valuable information free of charge.  *| Write te  John T. Patrick  Pinebluff, N. C.  He can save you money in hotel rates.  He can direct you which is the best railroad  f route to travel.  tile can direct you where to rent  neatly furnished cottages or single rooms.  i*frt t*i*i ,-.*W .*t*. *-*t*. *'fr* **fr������ ������*t*. .*^������ .*^** ������^*. .*fr������ .*K .���������. .���������. .*fr. .'K .'K .*fs. >*t������. .**.. .���������. ,*fc. ,^>, -*>l |*>*|  "4* **%} ���������X1 *S} fX' '*\r '4.1 aX lX' laV lJf,' 'J.1 'X1 'JL*- *J.1 'X* 'X1 'X' **V "X U������" 'JL' U������' *mjr \tr 4*  By Royal  1848  Warrants  ISO!  JOHN   BEQQ'3  Royal   Lochnagar  WHISKEY  BALMORAL  KOTLANB  By appointment to His Majesty the'King, iqoi.  By appointment to Her Late Majenty Queen Victoria, 1848-1900.  Revelstoke Wina & Spirit Company, Limited, Agantt.  FKKI? HUB MEKTS ALL TRAINS.  Kilt*!* CLA88   ACCOMMODATION.  BXATKD BT HOT AIR  RBABUNABL* IU.TMB.  Brown & Queirln. Props.  ELECTRIC BELLS AND LIGHT lit EVERY ROOM.  nouncT ������thekt car  MBBTU^ALL TRAINS.  BAR WRLL SDPPLIKD BT THB CBTOICBBT  WINBB,  MQCORB AHS CI������ARB   J. Albert Stone ���������   Prop.  Notice.  Application! will ba recalred until tha l'otu  Fabruarr, 10UI, bj tbe ���������ecretar*' Reralitolc*  Hoapltal Society. Rarelitoka, Britlih Colum-  bla, lor tbo position ot Raildant Physician.  Appltcanti will plaai* itate onallftaatlom and  lalar.r ������xpe<t������*I, 1  P. BURNS & COY.  Wholesale end Retail Dealers  PRIME BEEF.     PORK.     MhTON.     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME Ut SEASON. ^^^^^^^^mLt^^m^^ri^mm  fcurieiis Ut&M k  ews.  '������������������--���������^^������������������������������������^^^  The present i������iae*������ of the British  House of Commons has been In use  alnce the relsn of Chnrles II. It haa  accordingly witnessed the Hs������ and development of constitutional prinolples  and practice, and of the responsibility  of Ministers of the Crown to tho  House of Co- mens, and through the  House of Commons to the people at  lai'te.  Most people. If they were asked to  state the color of the sun, would say  that It was orange, and they would as  confidently assert that the color of the  j atmosphere was blue. Recent researches and Investigations, however,  I says "Knowledge," point to the conclu-  jslon that thc real color of the ������un li  ,ulue. while that of lhe atmosphere  jam-rounding the earth Is orange.  i A good many formalities are neces-  isary for the women of Sumatra berorr  j they can lay aside their widow's weeds,  ,aays "Womanhood." Immediately after the husband's death the disconsolate widow places a flagstaff In front  er her door, and on this a flag Is ralaid.  As long as the flag remains untorn by  the wind etiquette forbids her to marry, but with the appearance of the  first rent she'oan lay aside her mourning garb, begin to take notice and to  receive elTers of marriage.'  A little machine which threads one  thousand needles a minute is at work  In St. Gall, Switzerland. The purpose  jot the machine Is to thread needle*  jthat are placed afterward* In an embroidery loom for making Swiss or  Hamburg lace. The device Is almost  .entirely automatic. It takes the needle  from a hopper, carries It along an.!  ���������threads it. ties the knot, cuts the  |thread oft a uniform length, then car-  lies the needle across ah open space  ,������nd sticks it In a rack, f The work of  threading these needles was formerly  done by hand.     '.'.-'    '  I The highest waterfall in the world,  geography tells us, is the Cerosola cascade, in the Alps, having a. fall of 2,m  ?*?������.that ������r Arvey, in Savoy, Is  1.100 feet, and the falls of the Yosemlte  Valley range from 700 to 1,000 feet. But  higher yet Is the fall in the San Cav������-  Un canyon, in the State of Durango,  Mexico. It was discovered by some  prospectors ten years ago in the great  Barranca district, which is called the  Tlerras Desconocidas. While searching for the fatuous lost mine; Naranjal  a great roar of water was heard. With  "treat difficulty the party pushed on  and up and down, the mighty chasms,  antll they beheld the superb fall that  ������ at least 3,000 feet high.  ; The date-palni' may solve  the prob-  em of what to do with  the arid and  llkau lands of Arizona and other West-  irn   States.    Experiments   have   been  nade In the past, but renewed Interest  s ueing'taken by the section of plant  introduction of the Department 6t Ag-  ���������iculture at Washington.   According to  he New York "Sun.'.' Professor D. G  J*-alrchlId, agricultural explorer for the  lepartment,  now  traveling in  Africa  >aa procured a number of suckers, or  iff-shoots, from.the Delta of the Nile  vhleh will be distributed In the southwestern States.    In the United  States  he date is an article of luxury, but in  ta native country it is a most import-  Int food; many regions "in Arabia and  he   Sahara   being   uninhabitable  or the date-palm.  but  ���������**���������' ' T     ���������    ������  Tlie Degjjj of Stiffl&k.  The citizen of Vienna who doeii  not wish to oe out 'of pocket must  koep early hours, for after ten  o'clor-lt he is taxed on entering his  own house, or, for the matter of that,  any house. The "sperrgeld," or door-  opening tax. is peculiar to Vienna,'as  the London "Express** explains. The  entire population of that city, numbering- nearly two millions, are practically imprisoned in their houses from  ten o'clock in the evening until six  the next moriilii*;. They can go In or  out only by paying at least flour cents  to the Janitor or "house-master," as  he is culled.  Vienna la built on the "Hal" or apartment-house plan. .Millloiiiulies and  working people alike live In Jiouses of  this description. The houses tare large,  having five or six floors, with four flats  on a iloor, so Hint It is not unusual to  find a hundred pui-sous living under  one roof. There Is one common entrance from the street, nnd after ten  o'clock nt night this door Is bolted and  Inured. From tan until twelve all wifo  go in or out must pay four cents. After twelve the clitu-go Is doubled.  The tax must -be paid every time one  passes through the doorway, without  exception. If a man has occasion to  go lu and out half a dozen times, he  must pay every time. One who has  dined with a friend must, If he stay  late, pay four cents to get out of his  friend's house, and four mo-re to gat  Into his own. A telegram in'the night  necessitates the payment of the tax  before the boy can enter.  Tho .house-master also collects and  keeps duplicate copies of the forms on  which every Individual In tho house  must report to tlie police his age,  birthplace and religion, his exact occupation, and oilier personal details  which the Austrian authorities Insist  upon knowing. Nor does the power of  this important personage end even  here. From the little guard-room  which he occupies at the foot of the  stairs he sees every one who goes In  or out. Ho ascertains with amazing  accuracy the amount of each tenant's  Income, the events of his family life,  and the character of his visitors. Ills  far-reaching power enables him to terrorize every servant In the house Into  entering his intelligence department,  and thus he spies 'on the Innermost  life of the subjects In his five-storey  kingdom.  In some cases the house-master is  more powerful than in others. An  English resident was obliged to move  from an apartment that he particularly liked because he could not venture to speuk with any degree of  sharpness to the man at the door, even  when the man was remiss in his duties. The flat was owned by a. railway belonging to the State. This madi>  the house-master a State official, an  insult to whom Is a very serious offence In Vienna. A reprimand for delaying letters would be construed Into  nn insult, and the Englishman deemed  it wise to move to other quarters.  Thousands of people In Vienna live  In such terror of the house-master  that. It Is said, they never make an  apple-tart without giving him half.  NOW ABOUT  THAT SUIT  Of Chillies vim promised  ytnnwif this FALL.  Our Full Suit k is now the  must t'oiuplt'tf in B. O.  Our Fancy Goods ni'p nil  iii-w with new coitus and  the latest stripes.  See them in-fore leaving  your order elsewhere.  R. 8/WILSON, .  Fn*-liioiialil<'Tiiilni'.  Next thi> Mi Catty Block.  ex*v.!XSSXS������������G^^  ���������tS-OTJCCE]  j-v*^., f ���������a.-a^^^,^-J^^_w^.2t^_l^1a^--.^v**������*l  A:/  r'  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  after date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner Of Lands and Works for a  special license to cut and carry away  timber from the following described lands  in West Kootenay :���������Commencing at  \V. Ie Maistre's north west corner post  near Boyd's ranch about half a mile from  the Columbia river, thence east 80 chains,  thence south So chains, thence west 80  chains, thence north 80 chains lo point of  commencement.  Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902.  \V. Ie MAISTRE.  ��������� v-rg-wwwisaffl^^ .r~������i'^iarer---y^^  ZETOTICrE  WOOD  For Sale.  The undersigned having contracted for the  wliolcof McMahon Hrei. wood Ii prepared to  supply Mill nuod at  $2 Per Load  *"a*r-('cdar Ooriln-ood��������� $3.00 "UllTtre*l..ja-"f  fay-Hardwood at equally law rates.  ..Thos. Lewis..  Orders left at O n. Hume <t Co.,  Morris A  ���������>tecit'������, or nt mill nil) hare prompt attention.  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  after date I will apply lo the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a  special license to cut and carry away  timber from the following described lands  in West Kootenay :���������Commencing at  I. A. Kirk's north west corner post thence  east 40 chains, thence south 160 chains,  thence west 40 chains, thence north 160  chains to point of commencement.  Dated the 33rd day of October, 1902.  J. A. KIRK.  THE f OWNSITE OF  CIRCLE CITY.  IS NOW ON THE MARKET.  3STOTIOB  Your Winter Supply  iff Vegetables ....  Should lie your Hi-st con*  tiiilM-iiticn 111 this time of  tin* year. I have a ]ur**e  Hlni-k, all home grown,  including  Potatoes,  Cabbage, Carrots, Eto., Eto.  Also a  laige   quantity   of  fli-M. chits  Timothy and Clover Hay.  Wriie for prices and particulars tn  S. Crowle, Revelstoke, B. C.  NOTICE is hereby given that' 30 days  afler date I will apply 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 thc 23rd day of October, 1902.  PETER AGREN.  2oo ���������Lots on Sale��������� 2oo  TSTOTIOE  Splendid  Water  Power  GO TO THE  REVELSTOKE DAIRY  FOR  Pure Milk  Buried by a Cougar.  ^President Harper of the University-  f Chicago recently received the follow-  ������g letter from a prospective girl-stu-  snt at Pecatonlca, 111.: "Dear Dr. Har-  er���������I know you will ������e pleased to  jars that I have decided to attend  Se university school of education this  till, r am going to Chicago next Sat-  rday on the morning- train, and aa I  ave never been In the city before. I  .euld ba g-lae If you would meet me  t the depot. I am ������ve feet four Inches  111. have light hair and eye������, and a  easing* appearance. I shall wear a  trk-brown traveling* skirt and a blue  aist with white yoke. I think I shall  tow you from your pictures, but fer  _ar I make a mistake,Twill yoii please  sar your card in y������ur hat?"       :  IA pathetie 'incident in cenneetlen  ,th a blograpb. scene eecurred In' De-  Jit, Mich., March 17 last." says  'opular Science." "A view made at  e occupation ef Peking was being  shed across the screen. It repra-  fi ted a detachmen t of the Fourteenth  Med States Infantry entering the  ���������tee ef the Chinese capital. Aa tho  it file of soldiers seemed literally  ������pping out of the frame on to the  age, there reee a eoream from ai wain who sat in front. 'My Oodl' she  ������d hysterically, -there lo my dead  tether Allen marching with the solars.' The figure had been recognlaed  I others In the audience as that ef  >en McCaskill, who had mysteriously  mppeared some years before. Subse-  ���������sntly Mrs.-Booth, the sister, wrote to  ft War Department and learned that  -ilreally^ was^her-brother-wlfoVe^pre-"  atment she so strangely had been  afronted with."  j      Evidence to the Contrary.  Itlzen���������Madam, why do you persist  launching me with your umbrella?  tadam���������I want .to make you look  ���������und, so I can thank you for giving  myour seat. Now, sir, don't you go  ���������land say that women haven't any  miners.���������Chicago "liecord-Herald."  -1  An Ambiguous Compliment.  iss Beekley���������I'm so glad I'm not an  fcress, Mr. Soser. I should never  Juw whether my suitors were'at-  tcted bys myself or my money.  jr. Soper���������Oh, Miss Beekley, your  enror should leave you in no doubt  enthat score!���������"Punch."  \        Changed Her Mind.  Tt)-house was "handy to the street  car he" and in good repair, there were  the j-oper number of cloeets and the  rent! was reasonable, but before coming I terms the house-hunting matron  oaldlo the agent:'.  "lis only fair for mo te tell you that  . ire u.ve Ave boys.';  "%&'. won't make any difference,  ma'ah,'', he said, with a smile. "You  -will Ind big families of boys on both  eldemf you."  "O, then I don't want the house at  alll'lphe exclnlmed. "I want to And a  nelsborhood where there won't be an*,  o-oyeiutiminel" ���������  At tat aoeeunte she irae still hunt*.  A hunter .who was trailing after  -bear.-mcat In British Columbia reports to t'he "Western Sportsman"  an experience' which ' he calls a  "narrow graze." If the incident happened as the .hunter tells it, it was Indeed a narrow, graze; but one cannot  help suspectlng'.that some of the-invigorating ozone of the North-West hai  got into the story. Nevertheless, It is  worth hearing.'  "It was warm and dry, and along  In the middle of the afternoon I began to pine for rest and a plpa. It  was all quiet and no traces of game,  aud so when I'd had a comfortable  smoke I stretched out for a nap.  "It  must  have  been  an  hour  later  that I woke up and found myself covered with two feet of leaves anug as  the  babes   In   the   wood.'   I   was   all  tucked In  that cosy that nobody  else  could have done It but a cougar, and  most likely a  female cougar at that.  It occurred to me with some force' that  I'd  been  filed away  for future  reference,  and   that   I    hadn't   waked   up  any too soon.    It didn't soothe me to  figure on that cougar stowing me away  as a. dog hides a bone.  ' "It seemed  that the best thing for  me to do was to countermine that cou-'  gar's mine,  as  it  were.    So I hunted  up  a.  log  about   my    alze    and    covered   It   with   the   leaves���������a   nice   fat  hump on the ground.   Then I shinned  a tree  close by,  assuring myself  be-'  yond.any doubts or peradventures that  nobody had meddled with the working  of my repeater.  "The cougar came In such a short  time as to show, how fortunate it was  that-I- had-waked-up-when-I-did, and-  with her, as I had calculated, were a  ohoice lot of young ones. She had left  a dinner located and had been off to  get her family.  '.'Well, that cougar circled around the  pile of leaves for a matter of minutes,  crouching and picking a nice select  place to spring from. When she got  satisfied and made the leap she went  through the air tremendous, throwing  the leaves in a whirlwind and scratching and snarling. It was some of a  shock when she found the log, but she  didn't display any disappointment. She  just took the scent and came to the  foot of my tree and looked up, real  venomous.  "It seemed to her an o.wkward Job  to handle, I having my gun ready so,  and the cougar had an inspiration.  She went to a tree about ten feet away  and started to go up. She was after  that meal and not to be discouraged  by any trifles. It was .her idea to  plimb up above me on the other tree  and then bring me down with a flying  leap.  "I didn't lose any more time with experiments or speculations, but let her  have it the first time she came round  the tree. The ball, went through her  Jaw and breast, and the varmint'went  to the ground. The young ones wers  running around, and I knocked them  over, too, with tbe gun.  "Since then I haven't gone to sleep  In the woods so careless and casual  like."  J. G. McCallum  PROPRIETOR.  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 houth wes( corner post near  Boyd's ranch about half a mile from the  Columbia river, tlience east 80 chains,  thence north 80 chains, thence west 80  chains, thence south 80 chains to the  point of commencement.  Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902,  PETER AGREN.  G. B. BATHO,   -  Ferguson, B. C.  ,*i% .*fr. .*t% .*!*������ .*!% ������*i*������ fc*!*. ������*i*. .*!*. .*!���������. ������*i*. .*P. .���������!���������. .*i*. ***** .���������f. .*fr������ ������*e. .*y. .*1*. ��������������������������� ���������������. ���������*r..'  r t IJ,l IA* 1JLS Ii' M.* *V *Jt* 'X *X1 "A* "X"- 'X1 'X.1 'X' l4������J 'X1 ���������J*,* SL' ,^* 'V '*\fl 'Xr T  1 rfi rh A ,*h  f *V 'i' f lB  Oo You Want to Hake Your BualneseTPay?  Wa Can Shew Tha Road to >uooe������e  It Pays to Buy An Advertltlnt-Kapaao in  I   Write for our interefltin*( book. " Invsnt-  >or'������ Help" nn-l  " How you are swindled."  , Send ui n rough sketch cr model of ,our in-  {Vention orimproveiiient ������nd we will tell yon  ;lr������e our opinion rid to whether it i*i probablf -  fpntenlahle. Rejected application, hnve often  /been Mtcccssftilly prosecuted hy us. We  {conduct fully equipped office������ In Montreal  Sand Wa.vliiti'-ton ; tin*>qtialifie". UBto prompt-,  ly dispatch work nnd quickly ffcure Patents  n> bro-' il as the Invention. Higheit refereaoes  ) furnished. ;  j    Patent* procured throiiRh Marlon & Ma  ,-rlon receive tptclal notice without chsrga in '���������  [over 100 n������w������p������pers distributed throughout.  J the D minion. ' .  )   Specialty:���������Patent business ol   Manufac /  Jrturcrs and 2tn*rineers. ������  (.  (  if  on D.C.I  Notice to Creditors.  IX  THE   SUPREMiS   COURT    OK   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  In thc matter of thc estate ol Daniel Robinson,  late ol Kevelalokt, B.U., deceased.  - NOTICE is hereby given that ail persons  liaTiiiK claims niainst the estate ol the said  Daniel Robinson who died on or about the 19th  day ol Korember, A. D., ]90'2, sre required to  send hy post prepaid or to deliever to Harvey,  McCarier A Pinltham,solicitors for tbe Executors, on or before the 18th dav of February. A.  I),, 19(i3. their name*!, ��������� addresses and descriptions and a full statement of particulars of  their claims and the nature of tlie security (if  any) held by then, dulr certified, and that  alter lhe said date the Executors will proceed  to distribute the assets of the deceased among  the parties entitled thereto having retard only  to the claims of which they shall then have  notice..  Dated this 18th day.ol December, A.D., 1902. '  HARVEY, McCARTER i PINKHAM,  Solicitors lor the Executors  The Revelstoke Herald  and Rai.waymen's Journal  ..   IT HAS A LARGE CIRCULATION  IT COVERS THE FIELD  IT GIVES ENTIRE SATISFACTION.  MARION & MARION  .    Patant Expert*, nnd Solicitors  'nfflrM-   /   New York Life B'lci'K, flontresi  r"���������**    I   Atlantic BKej.W-whlnsti     ~ "  Notice.  If the party or parlies who "removed the  oup from a field glass at Watchman William  Mnckie'i Cabin at the Columbia bridee last  *uminer. will return the same to A. HcKae,  Postmaster, they will reeelve <5 reward,  NOTICE.  Thirty days after date I lnt������nd to applv to  the Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  I.amis awl \V->rks for special licenses to cut  mil enrrv away timber from the folloninc  lc������cri|.L-ti lauds in tha Big Bend District of  Weht Kootenay:  ���������1���������roinmencins at-a poft planted two miles  iJwve the h*-Hd of   Death   1'r.plrfs on  thc wc*.l  atik of the Columbia ltiver.tlicncc' south 1C0  liaiiit. tlicnie -.vest  -10  chain-, thence nonh  Guihitlu*,. thence cast 40 ehains to the place  ���������f lieirliimni*  2.   C'liiiroeiiPlne at a po������t planted two miles  iliove lhe livid of  Death I'.apids  on the west  imnkofihc Columbia river, theme north 160  v-liains, tlience   ������VM  -10  chains, tlience 'south  u'iO chains tlience cast 40 chains lo tke place  of be-jinnlng.  Dnted this loth day of January, 1903.  -j������ D, MORGAN.  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 list of which  may be seen at the office of the undersigned. -,  Tenders will be received up to Feb. 1st,  1903. The administrators willjnot be  bound to accept the highest or any tender.  HARVEY, McCARTER  &   PINKHAM,  Solicitors for Administrator*.  Revelstoke, B. C, Nov. 27th, 1902.  SUBSCRIPTION RATE :    $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.  Our job Printing Department  Is equipped with the Latest Faces of Type, the Best of Presses and Inks, and  we guarantee Clean, Neat and Attractive Work. No Job too Large or too  Small.  Land  Registry Act.  Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, in Block 48, in  Town of Revelstoke, B. O.,  Map 63S B.  A CERT-PICA TE of indefeasible Title to the  above property will be issued to Frank Bernard Lewis on thc 28th dav of February. A. D.,  1P0S. unless in the meantime a valid objection  thereto be made to me in writing by a person  clairain** an estate_or interest therein or in  any part thereof. "    "  II. F. HaCLIOD,  District Registrar.  Land   H������fistry   Office,   Nelson,  B.   C. 17th  November, 19������2.  NOTIOE.  We Print . . .  ^^^**H������S  We Print . . .  Dodgers,     Posters,  ^W  Envelopes    Circulars  . Streamers,   Dates  Note Heads Pamphlets  Bill Heads Letter Heads  ���������mm  Books.        Visiting Cards  Business Cards.  ���������  Stationery of all kinds.  Revelstoke Herald Job Room  First Street.  *f*~ "S. *4\ atVa  iT. mlT* ������������������������. -'T. .������������������ ������������������fra* ���������"fr. *���������.���������*. ���������"f ���������* *.���������������  J  ^*Tt"*������lr ffr* **Xr   **it? *X" *^" *J**   X   \m     *V M"   ^*t     *r    i  nfr<������H$i.4>$itt>t|n$M$.ijntl'ft,  BELGIAN    HARES  hoquickest breeders and greatest  mone}- makers  in   the  small  stock  . line of the present dav.      Full   bred  stock of FASHODAS.  Price���������S6 and Sic per pair,  according:' to age.  TH08. SKINNER,���������Revelstoke. B. C.  NOTICE.  Thirty days after date I intend to apnly to  the Honorable the Chief Commissioner ol  l.aixls and Works for special licenses to cut  and carry away timber from tbe following  described lands in thc Big Bend District ol  .Vest Koo.cnay i  ost planted 100 yards  Thirty days after date I intend to apply to  the Honorable The f?hief Commissioner ol  Lands and Works for spccinl licenses to cut  and carry nway timber from the followlmr  described lauds In the Big llcnd District ol  West n-ooti-iaj:  1. C'ommcnclncata post planted uhoiil three-  quarters of a mite cast of tliu Columbia Rivet  at *i point about a quarter of a mllu south of  the Forks of the Smith Creek anil Gold .Stream  trails and marked J. Smiih'.i'.outu west corner  pout, thence north 100 chains, thence caul 4(1  chains, thence south ico chains, thence west  40 chains to the place of beginning.  2. Commencing at a post planted about  three-quartern of a. mile cast of the Columbia  Hivc-r nt n point about n quarter o( a mile  SMithof tlie forks of the Smith Creek nnd  Gold Stream trails and marked J. Smith's  north west corner post, thence south 160  chains, thence east 40 chains, tlience north  160 chains, tlience west 40 chains to thc place  of beginning.  Dated this 15th day of January, 1003.  J. SMI1II.  ONION HOTEL  FIR8T CLAS8 S2  PER DAY H0U8I  Choice Brands of Wlnea, Liquors  and Cigar*).  J. LAUGHT0H, Prep. &������..t  Daily  TO CAMBORNE AND GOLDFIELDS FROM BEATON  ShorteAt and float Direct Rout* to tbe F-Uh; River Qold Camps.  Daily Stage lum Beaton lot Gold Camps on arrlral of Boat* ��������������� It ���������'������l������el.  so-***,  , arming at destination that aa-ae aftomoea.  immcncfng at a post planted 100 yards  thc Nine Mile Shed on Big Bend trail  i thc East limit of F.. L.   McMahon's  "Have the letters been duly examine.]  by the hand-wrltln8 expert?" "Tea,  your honor." "Very well, let the hand-  ���������wrltlnjr expert now be examined bjr  tha Insanity expert.**���������"Ohio Stat*  Journal."  1. Commencing at a  ea������t of "'  and on  timber limit, and marked George Johnson's  north ivest corner post, thence south ICO  '-halns, thence cast 40 chains, tbence north 160  chains, thence "west 40 chains to tbe place ol  beginning.  2. Commencing at a post planted 100 yards  east of the Nine Mile shed on Big Bend trail,  and on lhe cast limit of ������. L. McMahon's  timber limit, and mariced George Johnson's  south west -corner post, tlience north 160  chains, thenrecast 40 chains, thence soutb 160  chain*, thence west 40 chains to lhe place of  beginning. ^  Dated this 15th day of January, 1903.  GIORGK JOHNSON.  NOTICE.  Thirty days after date I intend t apply to  tbe Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special license to cut  and carry away timber from the following  described lands In thc Big licud District of  West KootcuAy:  - Commencing at a pott planted four miles,  above the head of Death Kapids on the west  bauk of the Columbia River und marked W. J.  Cummings' south east corner post, tbence  north IK) chains, thence west 40 chains, thence  south 160 chains, thence cast 40 chains to the  place of beginning.  Dated this 15th day of January, 1908.  TIME TABLE  fttahltft   ��������� applied   with   Slnglt,  for any part of the Dittrlat.*.  ANDREW M. CRAIG,  Double,  Saddle and Pack Horaoa and Freight lui  Proprietor.  S. S. ARCHER OR S. 8. LARDEAU  W. J. CCHillNGt',  Running between .Artowhead, Thomson's  Landing and Cemapllx, commencing October  14th, 1901, will sail as lollowi, weather permitting:  Leaving Arrowhead for Thomson's Landing  andComaplix twlcedally���������10k. and 15k.  Leaving Comapllx and Thomson's Landing  lor Arrowbead twice dally���������7:15k and 12:45k  Making close connections with all C. P. R.  Steamers and Trains.  ' Tbeownsrs reserve th������ rlgat toeha������ge tiSN  ol sailings without notice.  The Fi*ed Robinson Lumbfr Co., Mmftad  A  The largest stock of  the latest WATOHBS, -  *Sai      '  CLOCKS,   BIXQS,   8ILVER WARE,   CUT  /"CwWK  GLASS, FASHIONABLE JEWELRY, Hte.  m&iyi&tvf  My many years' experience enables me to buy  M^^Hra  goods   at the  right prices,  enabling  me te  ���������'���������^SiPvVi  sell to the public at reasonable prices.  rf  J".  Q-TJTY"  BABBEB/.  WATCH HKM1RINS A BPKCIAI.TT. Forgetful ness  ol God and  On happiness.  William J. Ii. Daly, assistant  rector St. I'mrick's Cathedral,  New York City.  He that  fearcth   God will  do good.���������Ec-  ::    cleiuisUcus, XT..  L  These words were written in Hebrew  - two hundred ���������.oars before Christ wns  t-orn. They mean tliat "the fear of the  Lord ia the beginning of wisdom."   Fear,  -as we commonly take it, is considered a disgrace by manly minds, and right  ���������i- fcere is the truth that upright, courageous men will never do that for which  ��������� they need have fear. The fear of Cod  is based on tlie soul's duty and responsibility to its Crcal or. If the last spark  -af dignity and pride is not put out, the  - -uinner will be luhaiued to meet liis fellows, because he is conscious of bis disloyalty to the general law of good doing. Sin makes cowards of us all, and  ���������hence we fear to meet those whom we  ��������� know are just, honest, pure, truthful or  Jaw-abiding.    Good men  are kings,  because they govern themselves.    Sinners  ; ������Te slaves, who may always expect the  ���������-   lash of tho evil, -which rules them with  ���������-unereiless tyranny.  Wickedneas is evident at every step.  We see it, we feel its effects, wo chastise aud imprison its patrons; and yet  it each creature had the love and thc  ���������tear of God wickedness could not exist.  Thta proves two things���������namely, that  ���������race there is so much iniquity men practically forget God, their Creator and  Judge, awl, secondly, that each one is  fcouma by -the.laws of God and neighbor  .-"*o *E������n*i'*'al* entirely all personal  transgressions. Unhappiness, disgrace,  ���������physical miseries, murder and death attach themselves to the man or woman  - torfeo feaxeth not God. Sin puts a veil  -between us and the Omnipotent Being  fcy whoso will we come aid shall also  go from out of this world.  All th* excuses and plots and ciTront-  - ery of the unfaithful soul make him guilty even in his own estimation. Whom  can the sinner blame* Some other sinner?   Alas! this is too often truo.   Hut  - -wrongdoing goes higher and blames God  tor its weakness and lowliness. "Say  -not, He hath caused me to err, for he  hath no need of wicked men," "He hath  ��������� commanded no man to do wickedly and  "tie hath gives no man license to sin."  .The power for good, or^ evil.is within  - ���������jouxselvcs. In many things of comracr-  -vial, personal and mental import we  rare steadfast   No words, no.bribe, no al-..  ��������� 1 orement can change our opinions. Since  "xhis is so, why not be stubborn ligaiust-  ���������*��������� temptations and lawless com pan ions?  Many fancy that they inlcht sin grievously  and  yet  maiutaiji  their  hope  of  -"heaven.   They have,blamed circumstances for sins, hoped that almsgiving would  - make up for a bad life or relied upon  "*iture repentance,   l'romiscs und resol-  - *itious   are   insufficient,   for   even   with  ���������- these fresh upon our lips we sin again.  "They are like the wind blowing against  -the stream, which seems for a moment  to change its course ia consequence, but  "in fact flows down as before. Trans-'  "fcressions blot out our faith, but faith  keeps us from transgressions.    Our  in-  .rCrmi*.ies asd ignorance . are disgusting  ������ven to Q.ursejyj'j. No one desires to  ;j*row ia wickedness, and yet we continue  -3h   shortcomings   and    grievous   faults.  .'������������������What, then, do wc need? Would mirac-  ~=i*5TieiF lis?   If so, xe need none beyond  those which arc evident to every mind.  Co we doubt our being, the power and  ..jjrovjdence of the Infinite,. God, the rain,  ���������SHe sunshine, the spring or tho autumn!  >������ven if one*came  from the dead what  -would it tell! Nothing but this���������that  you must have the will and the heart  -to do good.  The sinner's heart is like the  rocky  -shore whec tbe tide is out.    The dirty,  ^brownish, slimy, stones and bowlders..of  . iniquity are manifest in all their ugliness.  Ike seekers for sea growths and sea  -foods walk in upon the damp clay nnd  :jsand and leave thsir footprints.    When  Sod's grace and the fear of God have eb-  3-ed away,    there    are those who come  Wrote "Wponar Addresa.  One of the most distinguished of  Washington clergymen, says The Star  of that city, was seen the other day  walking uncertainly along First street  northwest, just south of the entrance  to the Soldiers' Home. He held a slip  of paper in jus hand, looked at it every  little while with a puzzled expression on  his face, and then turned to stare absently at the open fields all about him.  A mounted policeman rode up to him  ���������iter a little, And asked: "Can I help  you, sirt"  "Maybe,*' answered the venerable doctor. "I'm looking for a house up in this  neighborhood somewhe.'e," and with that  he handed his slip of paper to the officer. "It is No. 2,816 First street. To  guide me I've written after the number  that the house is on First street, near  the corner of Ninth. But I don't see  how there can be any corner of First  and Ninth streets."  The policeman was as much puulcd  as the clergyman. A letter carrier who  passed just at that time was accordingly  called into consultation. The three  were studying over the address, when  the minister folded the paper with a  strange, faint smile, and began to walk  back toward the city.  "Have you found the house**" asked  the letter carrier, catching step with  the clergyman,  "No, I haven't found the house," was  the answer. "I find that the address I  had written down is the twenty-eighth  verie of the sixteenth chapter of the  First Epistle to the Corinthians."  Barbara Frietchie.  Let no one again doubt that Barbara  Frictchie lived and waved the flag she  loved.    A contributor to The Atlantic  saw the Sag, and records the testimony  of the old lady's grand-niece.   At 90 tlie  poet's heroine was still intensely loyal:  "Her unpretentious flag was usually flying from its mast at the window of her  humble home ia West Patrick street.   It  was   removed   when   the   Confederate  troeps entered the city, Sept. 10, 1862,  and carefully folded away ia her Bible,  but  it  was . again   displayed  by Dams  Barbara  as  she  stood   by   the  window  watching the passage of Burn side's troop i  on  the  morning  of  the   12th.    This   it  the occasion usually referred to as her  historic waving  of   the' flag,  though   it  was not in the face of the enemy, nnd  called  forth  not  shots,  but  shouts,   as  the  passing  troeps  noted   her   extrema  age and this expressive token of her loyalty.    Major General Reno him-:elf w.'.s  attracted by the scene,  and stopped  to  apeak a  word  to the old lady,  imjuire  her age and  beg thc flag of her.    She,  however, resolutely refused to part with  this one,  but finally consented  to give  the gallast General"  another  owned  by  her!   And this Hag, thus presented, wa������  a few days later laid on the bier of the  brave Keno, who fell the day after at  South Mountain."  How to_Tell Cut GIass.  Concluding an interesting article, dealing with the cut glass factories at Corning, N.Y., a writer in The New  York  Tribune.Bays: "Many persona are puz/.lod  to distinguish good eut glass from ths  inferior..'article.    One good rule is that  if it is cheap it must be inferior, for it  costs to make good cut glass.   Here are  some directions which Corning manufacturers give by which one can toll tlie real  article:   "A  piece of line cut glass transmits light colorless as a crystal.    Inferior glass usually shows a tint, yellowish or greenish, and its surfaces are apt  to  look  smoky  as  you  hold  the  piece  between your eye and thc light.    Then  you  will  notice  that in  fine glass  the  pattern is not only better designed, but  truer in execution, that the cuttings aro  sharp  and   polished  with   perfect  evenness.-.In the inferior glass you.will ti:*.d j  by comparison all sorts of irregularities, j  Until  you  have  mastered   these  di!T{T-;  enccs you  will not be a connoisseur of j  fine cut glass, and will not understand j  why the collector is willing to. pay the;  necessary  difference   in   price    between |  good   glass,   artistically     designed   and j  Tbe Kaiser's Divine Right.  Though the German Emperor claims  to  rule  by  divine  right,  in strict  history the power of the Hohenzollerns originated in the right of a pawnbroker  over an unredeemed pledge, says    The  London Chronicle.      Until the fifteenth  century  the  Kaiser's    ancestors    were  merely Burggraves of Nuremburg. Then  -Frederick VI. of Hohenzollera accommodated  the  Emperor  Sigismund with  a>  loan of 100,000 gulden on the securitx  of Brandenburg.     In 1417 the Hohenzollera money-leader foreclosed on the  mortgage, and became in default of the  repayment ot the 100,000 gulden Elector  of the Empire and Frederick I. ef Brandenburg.    Not until 1701 did the Hohen-  ���������ollcrns become a royal houBe and the  crowned Kings of Prussia, while their  Imperial rank dates,    of course, from  1871 only.     Of this lean incident in the  history of the Hohenzollerns, York has  a souvenir which might almost tempt  thc German Emperor to visit the northern capital.     It is the city's great two-  banded sword of State, which will figure  in the inauguration  of the new Lord  Mayor of  York  for  the  ensuing civic  year.      This aword formerly  belonged  to that Emperor Sigismund, from whom  Frederick  Hoheniollern     exacted    the  Mark of Brandenburg in exchange for  a timely loan.     Sigismund was made a  Knight of the Garter by Henry V., and  as custom demands, sent a sword to be  hung with his banner over his stall in  St.  George's r Chapel,     Windsor.      Ths  Emperor died in 1437 ; his sword was'  taken down asd offered at tha altar' in  payment fer masses for the repose of  his. muL     One ef the canons of Windsor, named Henslap,  thus became possessed of the Imperial weapon.     Being  a man ef peace and also a native of  York, he presented the sword to that  eity, where it was and still is borne before the lord Mayor oh State occasions.  Lord Kayos and Jews.  Sir Marcus Samuel was not the first  Lerd Mayor ef London to pass through  the Jewish district of that city on Lord  Mayor's day. The Jewish World in commenting on tha event says:���������Sir Mar-  ews, who as a communal worker is certainly popular with the Jewish people,  did net confer any favor on ths Jews by  riding in his State coaeh, led by his  multi-garbed precession, - east of Guildhall, before going west to the Law  Courts te be received by his Majesty's  Judges. The rule is that the Lord  Mayor's procession shall traverse the  principal streets of the ward he represents ia the City Council. Aocordinj  with this precedent Sir Henry Aaroa  Isaacs passed through Portsoken, ths  principal street of which is lloundsditch,  when lie assumed the duties of fLord  Mayor. Nov. 9 then fell on the Sab-  batk. The Jews protested vigorously  against his desecrating the Sabbath by  riding. As a concession, it was proposed  that the procession should pass through  the street while his then Lordship should  walk the length of ths street. Ths precedents of Mayoral pageantry interfered'  with this scheme. This year the Jewish  market street eo.me into the reute because it has been rebuilt and is now a  wide thoroughfare. Formerly Petticoat  lane was so narrow that two pushcarts  could not pass each other witseut' eo-  eroachisg on the sidewalk.  Ths Horse in Heat and Dust.  When at work in thc field on a hot  dny, and especially in dusty work, si  harrowing, cultivating and running ths  horse rake or tedder, which usually stir  up a dust, there are few men who do not  think it seceesary to stop occasionally  io wash, the dust out of the mouth and  throat with water, if they have not anything worse. Yet how many think that  the team also may be suffering from  thirst or from a mouth filled with dry  dust T W> fear not many do so. if  near the well or spring thsy go for their  own drink, and. if far away they are  usually thoughtful enough to take  One of Napoleon's Boasts.  WE who know the last as well as  the flrBt of Napoleon, who have  read about Moscow, Leipnltz,  Elba, Waterloo and St. Helena as studiously sb about the campaigns in  Italy, and Marengo, Jena and Auster-  lltz, cannot fully comprehend with  what reverence some of his apophthegms were received by the French  when he was still unbeaten and apparently unbeatable. One of his boasts  waa that he was not governed by circumstances; that he made circumstances and was superior to them.  When someone hinted that destiny  might compass his defeat he replied  that destiny would not dare. Even Victor Hugo, half a century after Waterloo, was blinded by the light of Napoleon's genius, and treated him as a Titan, fit to contend, though vainly, with  high heaven. It was not Wellington, not  Blucher who defeated - Napoleon, says  Hugo in his beautiful rhapsody on Waterloo; it was God. Napoleon, he declares, with blasphemous brilliancy,  embarrassed God. "Waterloo waa a  change of front on the part of the universe"���������the quotation is from memory  ���������"in the new series of facts there was  no room for Napoleon. Therefore a  second-class commander won a first-  class battle."  A good many believe with Napoleon  that genius rises above circumstances.  Napoleon's boastful epigram has been  declared a rule of faith by successful  men, who scout the idea of village  Hampdens and mute, inglorious Mil-  tons. But the epigram Is nothing but  a boast. It is not true. We are held  fast in the vise of circumstances and  are not completely masters of our fate.  Luck enters into every game, even the  game of life. No man can arrange the  cards In the game with destiny, for  destiny always deals. It may rain  some day when the best laid plans call  for sunshine, and the plans may be  pulverized. At Austerlltz, which was  fought at dawn, Napoleon said: "We  have a rendezvous with the sun and  both parties are on time." The Sun of  Austerlltz became a* superstition In the  Grand Army.  But at Waterloo there was another  rendezvous with the sun and the sun  was tardy. Waterloo is the convincing  answer to Napoleon's boast and to the  precept that great men are superior to  circumstances. Hugo points out that  accidents defeated Napoleon. His plan,  as experts admit, was a masterpiece.  But he reckoned without luck. The  battle was to have commenced at  dawn, but rain fell the previous night,  and the ground became too muddy for  the manoeuvres of artillery. Napoleon  therefore delayed the assault nearly six  hours, until the ground became firmer.  That delay gave Blucher time to come  up when lie was needed and to turn the  tide of the fray. The rainfall defeated  Napoleon and drove him to St. Helena.  A peasant guide led Blucher aright,  and he chanced to debouch on the field  from the point and at the moment  where and when he was supremely effective. Another peasant guide led  Grouchy astray and he did not arrive.  Had it not rained before the battle,  had Blucher had a bad guide and  Grouchy a good one, history might  have been different. Napoleon was  conquered by circumstances. ��������� San  Francisco "Bulletin."    .   .  Fop Farmers.  The Department of Agriculture are  sending out to applicants printed circulars, containing the recent report of tho  San Jose Commission, describing the  lime-sulphur and kerosene emulsion remedies for the scale.  A Damaging Defence.  ���������Mark Twain, says "Life," has got  support from an unexpected quarter in  his efforts to demonstrate the Impropriety of some things done by missionaries In China. In the "Forum" a  missionary named Gilbert Reld has  defended -looting by missionaries with  so much candor and jauntlness, and  has so gloried in such looting as he  did himself, as not to leave the crltlc3  of the looting missionaries much to do  to prove their case. Anyone who wns  sorry for the American missionaries in  China, because our Brother Mark  found fault with some things that some  of them  did,  will be doubly sorry for  along with them, but tbe animals must i them when he reads their defence by  wait un:-l it is time to unhitch. The������ j the Rev. Gilbert Reid. They may have  often they drink too freely when over-j justly incurred Mark's strictures, but  heated,, and   there  is   a   case   of   colic.; they   never  deserved   the  Rev.   Reld's  cut, and inferior glass made cheaply for ; especial!y  if  ;he  water  is  cold.      How! defence.  competition." 1 much better it would be to take a bar-  -and leave the deep imprests of their  foul words and wicked deeds. The tide  snu.it flow back again in all its fulness  "before thc rocks:are hidden and the  -marks of the visitors can be obliterated.  And to nothing under heaven can bring  the soul to its former love and peace but  ���������the full tide of God's grace. Love of  ieeven ia the only way to heaven. Tho*������  ���������who have turned aside must return, and  what shame acd sorrow nt the awakening! We are in the dark about our-  aelvea. The management of *?ur hearts  4s quite above, us. Like ths forlorn Uag-  ax in th-������ wilderness, we must say for  eonso1.it'>-!>, "Thou, God. srest me:'' H>*  knoweth whereof we are mado and lie  ������loae can uphold us. From within oiir-  -aelves, bv His aid, we must work unto  -nobler things. Let "good deed', not  words ami" wishes,** be the watchword  ���������"������f our warfare.  ���������Eis N03e Caught Fire.  ' -According to The Matin of Paris, a  **emarkiible and painful experiencb lie-  -*hM M. Leon Godefroy the other day. M.  -���������Godefroy once had the misfortune to  be involved in a street row, the result  "being that his nose was smashed, and ho  Jiad to secure an artificial nasal appendix. He was walking on the Boulevard  Saint Michel yesterday afternoon, and  -stopped to light a cigarette- Suddenly  iU nose burst into flames, which spread  ������to his beard. A crowd assembled, while  'the unfortunate M. Godefroy danced  Witb pain until some policemen took him  to s- chemist's shop, where his burin  were treated. An esamiii.ition of f.lie  nose: showed that it was made of celluloid, the unscrupulous dealer who sold  it having foisted it en to his client instead of the horn nose which had been  ���������prescribed.  ���������RBsjiaad Wants Their Bust.  According to the Marquis de Foa-  tenoy, negotiations are is progress^ between the.English and the French Governments with the object of the transfer to Great Britain of the remains ol  the English King, Henry II., of King  Richard Coeur de Lion, aud of his Queen,  Eleanor, and of Queen Isabella, the consort of King John, all of whom are  entombed in the abbey church of 1'on-  tevrault.     The church is no longer u-;>*d  ret of witer and a bucket into the field  . a.sd give the herats a little, two cr. three  times a day. They could learn a lesson at the race track, where the' horse's  mouth is swabbed oat after each heat  to relieve it from the dust, an>l the nostrils also axe cleanse*!. The animal is | nations are,the growing nations, corn-  refreshed without having bis stomacc ments an exchange, and the English  overloaded or his body'chilled with toe] language Is the expanding language;  much water at one time.���������Americas Cui- j It Is annexing everything useful from   .    ... _ for Divine worship, but as a prison, the  ������*>">rdipluckJromj>^^th_ej'emi^^  Annexing New Languages.  In the new editions of the dictionaries rn.-i.ny thousands of . new words  are announced.    The English-speaking  tivstor.  loors of dormitories.     The "tombsT surmounted by the recumbent effigies of the  fire  royal   personage*!  in   question  nnd  which  have  been  subjected   to  a  good  marry   indignities,  notably at   the  time  of the great revolution, have already on  twe   previous  occasions  been  asked   of  the French Government by England.    In  1317���������-that  is  to   say.   two  years after  tha   battle   of   Waterloo���������King   George  IV.,  then  Prince I'.egcnt.  was  informed  by the French Government, in reply to  a* request  for the  tombs,   that the nil- ]  thorities   of   the   department   of   Maine. [  et Loire did not care to part with them, j  Latnr  on   in   13-tS   Kin-;  T.ouii   Philippe I  ofTi-rcd    them   to   Queen    Victoria,   and i  they were about to be removed to Kng- i  land   when   the   revolution   broke   out, j  which   drove  King   Louis   Philippe   and |  his   family   into   Knglish   exile.      Once ���������  more have negotinlions been in progress, J  end  the  French  Government has,  it  is j  -iin(l#r?.looi-l,   arranged   to   present  these :  tombs of his ancestora to  King Edward j  VII., who will find a fitting resting place j  for them in Westminster Abbey.     Per-I  haps  in  eour.-te   of   time  King   Edward J  may likewise "be successful in obtaining  from thc French Government the tomb |  and   the remains  of  King   William  ths  Conqueror, one of the principal features  of  interest at  Caen.      Aside from   tbe  fact that these tombs of F.nglish Kings  in   France   attract   tourists,   and     are,  therefore, a source of some profit to the  localities is which  they are situated, it  is difficult to  understand what value ft  republic such as France can possibly attach  to the tombs of foreign Monarch*  ���������n its soil, and it ennnot 1>������ denied that  it would be more appro������ri.T*������e that these  760    year  old    stone    monuments    of  royalty should rest in the ancient abbey  of Westminster nmonf* llic* other Kin*;*  nnd Queens of Kngland than'in n. building  in   France now  used  a*  a jail  fur  criminals.  Testing the Age of Eggs.  Whe������ pcullry-k-r.pers adhere fee a  rigid system' of controlled nes.njg as������l  =*i-as4y -e&iieetion���������*T������d^m*TiciTig=- of��������� tifftj  there is little or no trouble about bad  er atale eggs. But where denier-* antl  shippers have to handle ������Z5������ Iron all  quartern a method of t-wtinsi; for frexs*  tests is indUpeMtuibla. There are various way������ of doing tcin, the holding >>f  the egg to a-light bpiBg porhap-* the  meat favored. in Saxony ������ lar-re po*i!-  try-brceder.-r' association lias kail nn !er  consideration what i* claimed to ht a  sew method of determining tho ns.*** of  et*������-i, and baa been *m> satisiiad with it  thnt it hail awarded tbe--inventor-a  itxiciAl medal. Thc apparatus is b-i-il  on the. physiological property that; lbs  air bubble at the blunt, end.of the ej;z  increases in si/.e with the growth of the  every other language of the world. The  difference between the comparatively  modest volume which Noah Webster  got out and the ponderous unabridged  work of to-day, representing the toil  jijui^the.^knowjedge^.anj^^he^j^sejrch  of hundreds of the ablest scholars of  the world, shows the marvelous development. One interesting feature of  this expansion Is the gradual elimination of italicizing. Not many years ago  it was the custom to put any word  that had a foreign look about; it in  itailcs; now we use this as our own  as coolly as we vote a naturalized Immigrant In a close primary. The effect  Is rather curious. It haa discouraged  the use of foreign phrases, and the  ambitious one who wants, to display  his smattering of French In an Knglish article tinds h|s Importations uup-  plantcl by home products. The editor  makes   the   change,   unless   there   are  embryo. When the egg'is placed in; special reasons Why It should not bo  liquid it has consequently an iiicreisin**; done. The gain to the average reader,  tcadency to become vertical, with thc j who dislikes to stumble against such  blunt end uppermost. T������e apparatus ifc-j affectation without knowing what the  self consists of-a. ������Ias3 vor*s(-I, bo.'iriug at! strange words mean, Is great. So  thc back line* drawn at various angle*,! marked, Indeed, has been this change  each li������e being marked with the ag*. I that the typesetting machines, by  Tba vessel is filled, with some harmless - which the newspapers of thc world are  liquid, in which the c<rj*s to be tested now set up. have no Italic letters,  Each egg will take up a ter-  are laid.  tain position, nnd, according to its a-*e,  its longer axis will be more or less inclined te the horizoc. Tlie direction of  this axU i3 compared with the lines as  the hack of the vessel, sud the age of  the egg read off at the lino to which  its axis is parallel. A sew laid egg  lies horizontally at. tie bottom of the  vessel. An egg three to Are duys o'.d  raises itself from tbe horizontal so that  its axis makes an angle of abo-rti 20  degrees. At eight day* i*M thii anyle  litis increased to ahotit *!5 degroes, at 14  days'it is 00 dc-jrees, at ahotit three  weeks it is 7.1 degrees, aud after fnur  wr*fiks it stand* upright on the pointed  end. A bad er������g floats. "With practice  it. is stated that ths ������**e can T������������ lold lo  a rf*y.���������A'fiiuullurnl Gazette of Vcw  South Wales.  cept   wh>jjre  auired.  they   are    especially  ex-  re-  A cheap-Jack butcher brought his  cart to ������. standstill In Petticoat Lane.  A miserable old womnn eyed closely  the heap of bones and gristle which  was referred to by tho butcher as joints  and steaks. She was evidently very  poor Indeed, as she hesitated to pay  threepence for n scnlcful of "selected  bits." " 'Ere, 'ttve 'ern for tuppence,"  growled the butchor. "Too much," said  the woman. " 'Ave 'cm ut a penny."  ���������Still tho woman ht-'ILated. 'i'haro was  a loolc of pity, ml.v.d with disgust, on  his face as he' yelled; "Still too much?  'Ere, 'iing It! I'll turn me back while  you sneak 'em!"���������Lundon "Spare Moments."  The Horse Markets.  The following is a synopsis of an address delivered by Dr. J. Hugo Reed, one  of the expert judges employed by the  Government Department at the recent  Charlottetown Fair:���������  If a man is breeding for the market  he should find out what the market demands and then make up his mind as to  what style of the horses in demand he  can produce at most profit to himself.  The best selling horBes to-day are heavy  draughts, carriage horses and saddle  horses.  Heavy draughts.���������Frinco Edward Island is certainly in a position to produce  good heavy horses. The Clydcs are a  good breed and seem to be in most demand. The stallions at present owned  on the island when mated to good marcs  will certainly produce colts that will  sell well. A reasonably heavy mare of  good conformation is required. There  were' instances on thc grounds where  Clyde stallions had been bred to light  mares of standard bred blood. The  progeny were nondescripts of no particular use, and this iB the general result of such violent crossing.  Carriage horses.���������The distinction between carriage horses and roadsters is  evidently not well understood by exhibition managements or people in the  Maritime Provinces. These aro two distinct types of horses, and should-not ba  judged m the same class. There should  bo provision at least for a single roadster in harness and a matched pair.  The distinction between roadsters and  carriage horses is not a matter of size,  or of breeding. The road horse is valuable for hia performance in getting over  the road; the carriage horse for his attractiveness, his style and action, in addition to his road qualities. The carriage horse in demand to-day must havo  action, high action, folding his knees  and hocks well, and he must do this no  matter whether going five miles an hour  or fifteen. He must hold up his head  without the aid of a check and always  look proud. In size he may vary 15-2  to 16 hands or even slightly over. As  a general rule the carriage horse should  have more Substance than the roadster,  be more horizontal in the croup, aud  above all must have a high proud head.  Tho road horse with low action and perhaps low head may go faster and farther and last longer than the carriage  horse, but he is not so much iu demand.  In the large markets, Chicago, New  York, Detroit and even Toronto the carriage horse may sell for from $009 up,  while the road horse will bring from  9150 up.  Breeding carriage horses.���������Standard  bred owners claim that their stallions  will get good carriage horses. This is  true to some extent, but the percentage  is very small. The-surest way to get  carriage horses is to use a' stallion with  the desired action. He is best got in  the Hackney or one of the coaching  breeds. Personally I prefer the English  Hackney. The dam must of course be  carefully selected. To mate well with  tho stallions above mentioned she must  have more or less worm blood. She  should have been sired by a standard-  .bred or a thoroughbred stallion.* This  is necessary because the Hackney and  coaching breeds have not a long-continued purity of breeding nnd so have  not that prepotency which the thoroughbred stallion, for instance has. Tliey  Cannot therefore like thc thoroughbred  impress their individuality upon colts  from marcs of course typo and cold  blood. Kilnwick Firfaway, the Hackney  you have here should be able, if intelligently mated, to produce a good typo  of carriage horses. To get carriage  horse by the use of a . thoroughbred  sire, you must have marcs of high action, for the thoroughbred's natural  gait is a gallop or run; lie has long  low action. He is, however, tho purest  blooded animal in the world.  Referring to the term "thoroughbred"  the word is much abused. It can only  be correctly applied to the English thoroughbred racinjr horse or his pure bred  descendant. The word cannot be applied  to a Clyde or a Hackney, nor a bull, a  ram or a boar. Such aniinnls may be  brod, but never thoroughbred. The  thoroughbred stallion from Mb.purity, of  breeding can give better results than  blooded mares, and will often get good  saddle horses that way. It is tlie influence of thoroughbred blood that has  produced the standard bred trotter of  to-day. It is his thoroughbred ancestry which gives him his courage and endurance.  =SaddIa^horaes.~-As^above=.indieatod  Pudding: Day In London.  Tlie London Daily Mail, in an article  dealing  with   the  passing  of  old  London, says that the spirit of change, so  marked in recent years, has left "untam-  pered a few ancient customs.    One of  these is "Pudding Day" at several of the  inns in the neighborhood of fleet street  and the Strand.   No amount of money,  it is said, could purchase the recipe of  the pudding,   Mr. CharleB Moore,    the  present holder  of  the  secret  and the  proprietor  of a well-known    hostelry,  having often been tempted in vain.   The  hand  of the proprietor  himself    compounds the ingredients���������beefsteaks, kidneys, oysters,   larks and    mushrooms.  Then there are various Bpices and gravies known only to himself.   The boiling  process takes about sixteen to twenty  hours.   But it ib not in the making or  eating of ths pudding that any old practice survives���������though it might be argued  thnt one of these operations antedates  the first pudding that ever was���������but in  the manner of the serving.   Fitting ceremonial attends the appearance of    tho  pudding in the dining-room.    The head  waiter, with Btately step, bears in the  steaming delicacy, followed  by all the  other waiters in single tile, the proprietor himself bringing up tlio rear.   Only  a man of exceptional    trustworthiness  and proved fidelity is allowed to carry  in the pudding.   It is wisely regarded  as a position in which temptation is ever  before the man who occupies it.    The  pudding���������which weighs    about    eighty  pounds���������is directly under hia nose, and  the delicious steam is wafted into his  face as  he marches  along.      What if  some  day  he  should   bo  very   hungry,  and succumb to the temptation!   If the  head waiter at the "cheese"'  were not,  there survive quaint old customs which  were observed in the same place a hundred or more years ago.    To assist at  one of these functions is inevitably to  court imagination's  play.    One peoples  the surroundings with the greater men  who  ligurcd  there?   Only one accident  has befallen-the pudding in the whole  of  its  long  nnd  distinguished  premiership over all other puddings.   Tom, the  head waiter of former days, tripped   on  the stairs and rolled to the bottom, man  and pudding and sawdust -commingling  at the foot!    Mr. B. A. Moore, the father of the present proprietor, went to  the wine office and said to his son, the  tenrs tho while gathering in his eyes:  "Charles, the pudding is down."  "Well,"  replied  Charles, "why  aren't  you carving itl"  "Yes, but it is down on tho iloor.  Tom has dropped it down stairs."  Then the overcome proprietor sank  into a ehair, while a crowd of disappointed guests trooped dejectedly away.  "Old William," for many years the  head waiter, was never so impressive  as on pudding days. He would walk  round the tables urging the diners to  have a second or a third helping.  "Any gentleman says pudden!" was  his repeated inquiry.  . "No gentleman says 'pudden,'" was  the unkind retort of'many customers: .  But William died in happy oblivion  of the point of that joke.  From the earliest days the proprietor  himself has always carved the pudding.  Thc late Mr. B. A. Moore was restrained  with difficulty from rising from his bed  when stricken down with illness and  driving to "cheese" to serve out the pudding.'       .  Robins fn Captivity.  Mr. Sydney Smith writes :���������It iibej  of interest to lovers of birds to iw  that the robin, our Canadian rob an  be taught to.forget, his naturalig,  and to learn others altogether di mb  in both sound' and form."   I havna  which came into  my possession lut  sixteen months  ago.    He  came ret  from the nest and proved to be ala  bird.   There is but little trouble lairing .the robin, when caught you! I  kept one in a cage fourteen yeanndi  then had reason to believe that Iras  killed by a catapult.    As. their nral  food, worms, insects, etc., is not My  procurable     throughout     the     ter  months, the best substitute for ti is  fresh- meat of any kind, chopped into very small pieces.   Having auted  a short time on this diet, they wiot  care to return to worms,  but abd,  plump spider is always acceptable.hU  bird I have now taught to whistleiu-  ti fully,  loud and long,  and cleaiad  charmingly sweet.    His powers imitation approach very near that ������he  mocking-bird.   No one hearing hiiriis-  tie takes him for a robin.   Tbe qiioa  I  am frequently asked in the no."  of surprise iB, "What ever bird tt*t  you have V   Plenty of water pU. in  the cage daily is necessary to thejd's  tomfort, for he dearly loves a Trent  bath,  and music  has charms evlor  such as he.    His listening attitubc-  trayB his liking for the sounds esat-  ing from the piano.   When whist to  he invariably answers back.   He ttso  fond of bright articles to play withjre*  or four of which 1 always keep jhi������  cage.   These he will pick up andiova  about from one end of the cage fh������  other.    The  noise caused in thiray  pleases him, as his antics show,  ben  he  raises  his  voice  to  its . full jcli������  which he often does, his voeal jrer*  are remarkably strong for. io n  ������  bird.    All of that harshness so ice-  able in, the   song  of   the   wild   fc Is  changed to delightful melody, an������ 1  write    this   little   sketch he is ling  through the many variations of hJi������e-  ful song.    The only time this ������pv������ .  robin does not sing is during th*net  moulting season.    When the wilqrd*  have gathered themselves togethtsnd  departed southward we  hear th no-  more for five months at least.   Hwe  have the pleasure of hearing th������p*>  tive sing all through the long iter.  and the chances are that his life i be  longer,  much  longer,   than- the -*| ot  the wild bird, who at any time iradta-U  a prey to: either  thoughtless boy.  the   hawk   o  Humor of the Hour.  He���������Won't you sit in this chaiiliae  Spocner?  Miss Spooner���������After you.���������Pun  the  &  "Is she a business woman V  "Yes, indeed.    She refers to h engagements to marry as options."-own ..  Topics  c  "That photographer's wife is Testes!-  ous of him." -   -  "No wonder.. Just see how mnnyjies  women he flatters."���������Philadelphia alio  tin.  oed  Mrs. Dick���������Did you and Joe havjo  sport?  Dick���������Well, we didn't get anyhne*;'  but we didn't shoot each other.���������Iroit  Free Press. I  saddlers can best be got by the use of  a thoroughbred stallion. Mures of strong  conformation should be chosen. Strength  of loin and quarter is an all-important  necessity in a saddler. A good general  purpose marc can be used and will give  saddle horses for heavy weight riding  more surely than marcs of finer breeding. Good stiddiers arc perhaps tho most  difficult horses to-dar to buy and they  will bring as good prices as the cnrrlago  horse. ' ���������   .���������������  Ccneral Principles.���������Whatever line of  breeding n man m. / follow lie must  have a definite object and know what  lie is doing. There nrp. now on the island a good many inures that would  mate well with the thoroughbred and  Hackney or couching stallions. I would  not use a coarse or cold blooded mare,  but. would endeavor to get one with  standard bred or other warm blood. As  a general rule a good driving mnro'will  cross well with a Hackney. If Government inspection or horses, such as is  carried on in Quebec, could be carried  out free front political iritrique it would  be a good thing in anj country. The  horsemen, have, hoirerer, the whole  question in their owe hands; the scrub  stallion only exists because he is patronized. If breeders demnnd pure-bred stallions tho scrub will hare to go out of  business. Some farmers seem-to think  that because they Imve not got s choice  marc that it is not worth while to pay  $10 to $15 fee for a good stallion, but  they take a scrub at from $4 to $8.  This is a great mi-itske; if a mare is  worth breeding tit nil. she is worth  breeding rb the best stallion procurable  The great need of the horse business is  more intelligence and enterprise among  the horuemen rather than G>>- ernment  relation".  F. W. Hodaon, Live Stock Commissioner.  The New Recruit.  A young recruit, says The Canadian  Military Gazette, was set on sentry-  go, and was, of course, new to his duty.  A good-natured comrade brought him a  sandwich from the canteen, and the recruit was about to cat it when the  Major appeared. As thc ofiiecr was in  mufti the sentry did not recognize him  and did not salute. The Major took  in the situation and asked :  "What's that ?"  "A sandwich," replied the recruit;  "have a bit ?"  "Do you know ,who I am !" asked  tho Major.'  "Don't know you from a crow ; pen  haps you're the Major's coachy 1"  "No, I am not."  "His groom, perhaps 1"  "No, try again."  "Perhaps the old chap himself !"  "Eight this time," said thc Major.  "Ob, good gracious," exclaimed the  sentry, "bold the sandwich while I present arms."  Some Bleb. Actors.  _..Tjs_aB_-ar������iele__e_ntitled    "America'a  Tommy Bacjcbay���������Mother, is it in to  say 'rubber-neck'? I  Madame Backbay���������It is worse in ai  sin, Thomas; it is vulgar.���������Hl/ard  Lampoon. I  "A granite tablet." remarked tlmor-  alizer, "is a splendid thing to pietu������  ate  one's  memory." ' j  "Yes," replied "the dcmornlizci-"but  personally 7. prefer a string'aroti mj;  linger."���������Chicago News.   , [  Eiehest Actors" The St. Louis Globe-Democrat gays:���������Maude Adams is undoubtedly the richest American woman  on the stage to-day. Her contrast with  her manager calls for a liberal salary  and a percentage of the receipts. In  view of the fact that Miss Adams and  the "standing room only" sign have long  walked hand-in-hand, ib goes without  saying-that her annual profits have been  enormous. She leads a very simple life  wilh her mother, Mrs. Annie" Adams, also  an actress and of frugal habits. They  own both town- and country property;,  and were Miss Adams to retire - to-day,  voung as she is, she would be "axed" for  life. . .--���������.������������������'  Julia Marlowe, it is said, cleared between $70,000 and $75,008 last season  on "When-Knighthood Wns in Flower,"  nnd that is-one reason why the knowing  ones claim that sho preferred a convenient attack of nervous prostration to  sinking -herd-earned funds in a production which promised no better than  Queen Flametts, and which is, presumably, shelved after a short life.  Viola Alien laid the foundation of her  wealth in "The Christian," and followed this up with, another money-maker,  "In the Palace ef the King." From  these two, it is said, that Miss  Alien salted downs'for the, proverbial  rainy day the sum of $100,000. As her  new play, "The Eternal; City," is also  scoring, she will be pushed into the front  rank of money-makers this Beason.  Virginia Harned, now in her second  season as a Frohman star, has found .a  money-maker in "Iris," and is raising her  weekly earnings close to the thousand  mark.  Thanks to her success in "Mistress  Neil," Henrietta.Crosman is also laying;  up gclden treespre.  "But .can you cook ?" asked tbpros-  aie young man. j  "Let us take these qucstionsip in  their proper order," returned tl, wise-  girl. "The matter of cooking | not  the first to be  considered."        I  "Then what is thc first ?" he diandV  ed. |  "Can you provide the thingso ba  cooked t"���������Chicago  Post. I   ���������  !    Hi  He boiled the water that he dran  By rule he slept and ate, ! .,-,.*  He wore hygienic underclothes   j.,;}:.  To get the bulge on fate.  Thus science served him faithful!; "  And made him microbe-proof, j ? .  But yesterday he met defeat        ���������"Ij..  By falling from a roof. "v*  Chicago Kccord-HU't.  Compromise���������Wife���������But^ why don's  "you want" me to buy"yd"u"rHifecktiahw"  more f [  Husband���������Well���������-er���������I'd rathe; bujB  them myself than have you go to I that  trouble.        '���������     ���������"       ��������� |  Wife���������But 1 like to do tilings r you.  Husband���������Oh, in i������-nt case I'll t you  look after the furnace tl.is wintej���������Chicago News.  ��������� \  Bixby���������Had a great time up l the  woods.   Been deer-shooting, you iow.  Tilby���������Ah I Good deal like tioling  the rapids on the St. Lawrence, fit'it?  Bixby���������WTiat In time are youtUking  about ?  Tilby���������It doesn't hurt the rapi to be  shot, you know.���������Boston Transept.  .'. c '  "Do you think it polite" said t fool*  ish 6traugcr in Crimson Gulch, for a  man to sit in his *>hirt slceves-a plajg  cards all-day f"  " "Ves, sir," answered Three ISing Sam;  "and maybe it'll be for your oil good  to remind you that the fewer sieves ai  man has on when he plays car's around  here the less liable lie is to .al unden  suspicion."���������Washington Star  | .j  - Maurice Grau tells a ' stbr' about si  sheriff from Dawson City, \U .crossed  with Mm from Europe resntly., A'  smoking eabin group was! diseasing the  eccentricities of the '-Americas:: climate.  This.: was resented ; by the'j'j&riir.' "I  don't understand," he f emsled,, "whw.  Americans persist in . talkiW: against!  their own country. It gives fersons on  the other side a very wrong iipr-ossion.  Why, everywhere I went I 'as asked'  about the intense cold in tboKlondike. -  1 contradicted it, of course, i have lived there nearly all my life, old I assure  you that in winter it is sfdom more  than.71 degrees below."���������Nei York Tri-  Dune. -  ^^^ ..'..    i .... _i  fef <-'%  C'~  y  "I .am sure he will  tjJttle Dorothy said;  1 ,    come,  I* JPlth his sleigh full of toys, and his  .\     reindeer that run.  [;-'ust as swift as the wind, 'cause they  must get away ���������'.'"  |'0o take Santa Claus home again 'foro  Christmas day. J  |v really can't tell you where the Claus  people dwell,  ;3ut tt must be in Fairyland, 'cause wa  know well  That in bringing   such   presents,   so  |j>.   many and fine,  lur real falry-god-mothers must work  yours and mine. - /  Now when you have grown up into.  big* pa's and ma's.  If you think yourselves wise and be-:  lieve there's no Claus.  (Then he'll steal past your house very*  quiet and sly,  I'and he won't leave a thing   so your  children will cry.    . ~  . ��������� j  *������>  ^That's what my  Mamma says,  so U  know it is true  ('And for that very reason*I ten it to  you;  Ij'rhere is no ono so sad on a bright,  Christmas day  As the boy or girl Santa Claus missed  on his way. " ^f-  " .      - r  h-.-He's a Jolly old fellow.ibut as shy at,  can be. .    '"  "  d^'Aad no one e'er saw Jjim.hanglng gifts?  on-the tree;       "*"  .But we all know be does 'cause .we find  them there soon V '������������������������������������  t As the first streaks .of daylight creeps  into the room."' -'' '  I'And he'e awfully wise, and It's true  that he knows -    ��������� .  .: [Where the good children live, and tho  ���������.       bad children grows:  [And  he knows  all  abuot  one-finger*.  washed faces, ..".-.'. i  '< Bo in making his calls he just skips by,  such, places. *  t suppose where he lives it's so cloatt  and bo white. "���������;,.-     ���������  Thst the least speck of dirt just gives  him a fright;  '���������nil to please him, of coarse, you must  gov off to bed  IWlth your faces as clean as the pll-*  i      lows and spread.  K 'don't know' for sure, but   I expect  - Mrs. Clous,  Rides along with St. 'Nick to remind  : him of flaws.  ���������Being careless  is one;* romping lata  on the street;   .���������  , Being! rude and    unkind,,  'stead   of  ,      thoughtful and sweet." ' ���������"     " (  "There's no use of trying, you can't fool  r-r- Mr. Claus,  For tie knows all: about it���������he's-wise  ^u'S our pa's  [But he smiles when he sees us tucked  snugly in bed,  (And approvingly nods If��������� our prayers  have been said.. ' >  Bo when morning light dawns, and tbo  night shadows: flee, ��������� ,* ^   i  ilbu can hop out of -bed and.  run straight to your tree.  For I'm perfectly'sure 'mong'  the gifts hanging there.  You will finn'abig drum-and ���������  dolls with real hair.  CHRISTMAS WAS FORBIDDEN  Co lie Obsei-Vfiil by th������ Puritans Who Denounced It as a Heathen Foast.   ,-' * ~~  As everybody knows, Christ was  not born on December 26, and Christmas, though celebrating His birth, is  really a survival o������ the heathen festival���������among the Celts called Yuio  and by the Romans Saturnalia���������celebrating tho turning point of the year  and tho henceforth increasing power  of the sun.  On this account the Puritans denounced Christmas as a heathen and  Popish feast and did not observe IL  During the Commonwealth they carried their objections into force and  forbade tho celebration of Christmas. .  In 1644 Parliament ordered December  25 to be strictly kept as a solemn fast,  end that all people should pass tho  ���������day in, humbly bemoaning the great  national sin which they and their ancestors had hitherto committed on  that day by eating boar's head, drinking ale flavored with roasted apples,  devouring plum, pudding and' romping  under the mistletoe. For twelva  years this order remained in force.  Municipal authorities also sought to  reduce Christmas Day to the level of  other days. We are told that, "Upon  Wednesday, December. 22, 1647, tho  cryyer of Canterbury, by the appointment of Master Maior, openly proclaimed tbat Christmas Day and all  other superstitious-festivals should be  put down, and that a market should  be kept upon a Christmas Day."  For attending service in the Cathedral on that day many people were  mobbed. Tbe inhabitants divided)  themselves into two parties���������tho  Chrlstmasites, and the antl-Christ-  masites���������and came to blows. >  On December 24, 1C52, an Order in  Council was issued, proclaiming  "that no observation shall be had of  the five-and-twentieth day of December, commonly called Christmas Day,  nor any solemnity used or exercised  in churches upon that day in respect  thereof." ' (  . This was simply a roproclaniatlon  ot an edict of 1647. abolishing Christmas, Easter, Whitsuntide and all other  holy days. Soldiers were sent to tilie  houses of all suspected., persons to  search the ovens and larders and carry away for their own consumption  all seasonable dainties found therein.  People who ate mince pies and decorated thoir houses with evergreens  were declared unworthy of sitting ia  Parliament.  But the restoration.of King Charles  was "also the restoration of King  Christmas, who has ever since reigned  undisturbed. But the Puritan's hatred  of Christmas lingered. long among  Noncomformists.  It has now disappeared, and services  aro held in all places ot worship on  Christmas Day, while the rest-is celebrated equally by all sects. '  Would Do In Either Case.'  Ganta Claus was in a quandry. Ho  thrust his hands into his pockets andi  gazed despairingly at the stocking suspended in limp supplication from tho  mantel-piece. Then he turned It inside  out and inspected it. Next,7 he" idly*'  counted Its checks. He looked at tho  offending stocking^ this way and that  .with growing Ire; he   pulled it,   bo  Wj .pinched it,_he_turned Jt, heJwteted ltl;  ���������'" lie fingered it In every way in an-  agony of indecision. When every hope  tad deserted him, he stood off and,  reokless of discovery- puffed vigorously upon his pipe. And then'if -bright :j  Idea came to ale relief.  "Weil." he mattered, chuckling, at  bis escape, "bust me Jt'-fn' these' days,'  I can. tell whether you're, a_ tnnn'6 or  a woman's, but a bicycle'lamp* is euro  Co suit either way."  \ i ��������� > ���������    >  Only Gnt a'*'.     "'-    *      '    '  Van  ishe���������Did you-liang up    your  II    -Stocking? ' ,-. , -  Ten Broke���������No, my: dress auit���������audit only got ?5 on it.     -;  -Favors anil l-'niiel*****  "No one; nowadays, would think ot  decorating'a Christmas table with-  anything but holly," said a. celebrated  . "New York-chef,-the other day, and  while this statement is a little too  sweeping to be taken -literally, tha  fact lemalns that holly makes one, o������  the prettiest and most seasonable decorations for the Christmas board ol  plenty.' ' ��������� ���������.  It not much.ttme can bedeVotetl to  tho work of Jrinrmlng, then have simply, for centre piece, low bowl of cut  6lass or faience ware filled with boliy;  twigs and the red berries. >j  At each cover place a boutonmero  of the, holly. For the men merely-a  "buttonhole spray. --For, the women,'ai  larger "corsage bottquet,"= tied with  scarlet ribbon. Your table will bo  charming. i  But with an hour's work something  more elaborate -may be evoked from  ���������tho Christmas greens. For example:!  the centre piece may consist of threo  ���������wreaths joined together and laid n.lo.13  the ''backbone" of the table. The central wreath must be considerably larger than the otier two. All thi'co  '.tmay he of holly, or prettier still, tho  larger: wreath of holly, the other two  of some decorative ferns. In, ������������������Hh>������  centre of each wreath Is arranged as  low flower bowl containing rich red  (tarnations or roses. ���������  v-..- ,       t��������� ;��������� ..*.. '.-'  "',       ���������tor/ofa It iibber-Neci*. Turkey.  \ II������ Knmv.  'Willie���������Santa Claus' only brings  ���������presents to good little..,Uoys.  Tom (confldentlallyJI-^Yes, but i ho'o  easily fooled.  ^       An International Conrijillclitlon. '  "This    Christmas    any.i'one"  would  know that Bobbs was a" Briton and- his  {Wife.an American." , ,       -   .  V "For what reason?"' , ������������������' ���������  They're having a'sealskin dispute  ���������nd they cant even settle it by arbitration." , % ,  ,-.  1���������Tho bad boys cut off the turkeys  bead and attach a hose to its neck. -'  6T. NICHOLAS DAY. >  t")m������thln>r    Ahont   fix   flood   Season    ot  "Slytlic In Sweet Confusion."  HRTSTMAS tide has already  long been ushered in, property  speaking, by St. Andrew's day  (November 1). the introductory  festival of Advent season.   But   all of them   except   Christmas  Bay itself have faded into comparative  insignificance, and gradually the St.  Nicholas, Kriss Kringle, and Santa  Claus myths, with, the story of the  Christ child, have gathered p- und  the 25th of December in such "swset  Confusion" that In it are concentrated  the essence and beauty of all, and the  former special gift-giving ot other  days of this season is mostly dona  away with, says the New York Evening Post.- Even St. Nicholas day, December 6, Is Uttlifeelebrated. It seems  n pity that the knowledge ot American children should be so limited  concerning their own patron saint, at  least so canonized by the Greek, and  Roman churches centuries ago. Ha  lived during the fourth century in Pa-  tara, a city of Lycin, in Asia Minor,  tut his history proves his cosmopolitan, "popular" qualities, for he became patron saint of Russia; in England there are 372 churches named for  bim, and his tomb at Bari, in Italy,  Is a shrine for thousands of pilgrims  every year. He became the protector  ot boys and girls, and even found ht3  ���������way to the hearts of sailors and robbers, and was adopted by them. ;  Gift glring on this day had its origin in tue story of a nobleman of  Patara who was too poor to dower  his. daughters, and they were thus  forced to remain unmarried. St.  Nicholas heard- of this state of affairs,,  nnd one night stole unobserved to tho  house of the nobleman, seeking a way  to give.,him of hie.own store of gold.  The moonlight revealed an open window, and through this the good man  flung a bag of money. This provided  a marriage portion for the eldest  daughter, "while a similarly mysterious present the second night dowered  the next daughter." The third night  Nicholas was discovered by the nobleman, but the saint begged that : his  gifts might remain unknown to. any  others. Since that time it has been  ���������generally understood that sweetmeats  end other trifles found in shoes or  stockings set outside the door on St,  Nicholas eve'have been placed thoro  by the jolly old gentleman himself.  In some parts of Germany Knecht  Jtuprecht, a modern'zed form of St  Nicholas, goes to houses on Christmas eve, taking gifts for good children and rods for the disobedient. lie  Is sometimes called "Pelsnichol," or  Nicholas with the fur. Some of tha  early Christians, who used the pretty  custom of filling shoes and stockings  with gifts, told their children that)  these love tokens were dropped  through the roof when the Christ ch'.ldi  passed over, the house: in the Bight,  At Christmas tide man's pride and Joy.  Is toothsome. Turk and Maiden coy,  V N  T.neKy Kscli'iiif.'.  ji';.-"-.    ,'"* -  "Mrs. Upjohn���������It was about $55 wo'  ���������raised    for the poor   of   our   parish  ���������wasn't   It?   .      .-" -*��������� ���������"- "��������� '  .Mrs. Hlghsoe���������It waa, $55,exactly.  "' Mrs. Upjohn���������My husband told me  this morning, that nearly half "of'it  ,waa donated by a good-natured sort of  fellow who gambles. lie' wan it at  cards, and turned it over ta aur^fnnd.'  Mrs. Hlghsee���������Woll, I'm- OUwUfol  we didn't find it out till 'ife* ''ntSnejr  mii all disposed ot���������Chltoe'go Trlsliha,  2ff-Pppc Mr. Jones goes blithely,  along and suffers, a shock when ha  reaches home.  It does not: matter whether yon  ���������pver.ch in Westminster Abbey .or teach  a.ragged class you are faithful.: The  faithfulness is "all.���������George McDonald.  Write on your doors tbe saying wish  and bold,  ,','Be bold!  be bold!" and avcrywhera  "Bo bold!  Be not too bold."-Yet better the excess  Than the defect;' better the more than  less;  Better, like    Hector on    the flold   to  .-   '.���������.���������'������.  Thsn liko peafumed Paris'   tutu and  ���������-fly..  ���������Tj-nisWlow.    ���������  - Christ ma" Always Tells.  Marjorie���������Did George ask your consent to our. marriage this afternoon,  papa?  V lOobwlgger���������Yes, my dear.  '' Marjorie���������A-id did you giye it?  Cobwigger���������Not exactly, you sec. 1  (old him I would have to consider it.  1 wasn't quite sure as to his financial  (affairs.  Marjorie���������Didn't he say his Income  ���������was $5,000? ?  >eobjwiggor-^-I bellev^hose^were tho  "flgiires; , ~r~ ~ "^ "^ '",-i-7  | Marjorie���������Isn't that enough to support, a wife? I  I Cobwigger���������Yes; unless aha requires more.  1   Marjorie���������Then why didn't you giva  your consent?  Cobwigger���������Because I wished to  make sure that he hadn't mistaken  the amount. >  '   Marjorie���������-Oh,     I     know     Georga  .wouldn't tell a He. ��������� i  1   Cobwigger���������You can never be snro  In a case of this kind.   I lied myself  When I decided to marry.  -   Marjqrlfr���������But how are you going to  find outt^#  1   Cobwigger���������Wait   till I   see : what  kind of a present he   gives you   for  Christmasr  \    Clirlnlmxn Slipper.  -ft.', clergyman p*iced up and down  .the floor of his humble parsonage. It  was ^Christmas morning and there  Svas*Ta clotnl upon his brow.  "The cimic papers are the cause of  It," he murmured as he trod back and  forth in his heavy walking shoes: and  .winced occasionally as he stubbed h'.s  toe. "Not a slipper this morning,  and oh, I did eo need a pair!"  He put hia hand to bis bald head  and sighed.  "Not a smoking cap in. the lot,  either," he muttered. "And'this study  is certainly cold. Why couldn't they  have kept their satirical poems, pictures and paragraphs to themselves?  How !rue it !s thai .-idicule is a-most  deadly and effective weapon! Now, I  must buy a pair ot slippers, I suppose,  and yet that money ought to go for a  ham and pome-granulated sugar.".  "T  A Spider's Genius.  HAVE considerable respect for  the female spider, notwithstanding the fact that she does not  treat the male very considerately," says a correspondent. "I hnd  an .opportunity last .slimmer to watch  a. large ono that had a web in the top  of a decayiiifr peach tree' with so few  leaves that it was In plain view. I  causht sight of lier first when watch-  in**- some birds with my gluss. She  seemed to be climbing from the lop of  the tree on nothing; to a telephone wire  some fifteen feet away and somewhat  higher than her web. When sho  reached the wire she went around it  and then back. In studying tho situation, I found the web was so located  that it required a cable to hold it up,  ana the spider had in some way got  one over the wire so far away. This  cable was, of course, n slender silken  thread which cvinently she had thrown  out, and on account of its lightness It  had floated to the right place and become attached there by Its glutinous  properties. It seems remarkable that  it should have adhered to the wire  firmly enough to allow so large an Insect to climb over It, which she did  every day as long as I watched her,  evidently to mend or strengthen it. Tho  spider must have brains in which tho  ability' to construct its web and adapt  It to conditions is highly developed."  In an article In "Chambers' Journal"  the following account of how the spld- -'  er forms Its silken threads Is given:  "One of the most interest v features in the economy of spiders .: their  power of emitting slender threads of  a silk-like substance called gossamer,  with which most of them construct  mesh-like nets, and a few long, dangling cables, by which Ihey. are buoyed  through the air with: nearly as much  facility as though they had been furnished with wings. The apparatus  provided by nature for elaborating and  emitting this gossamer is a beautiful  piece of mechanism.- Within the animal there are several little. bags or  vesicles of a gummy matter; and these  vesicles are connected with a circular  orifice situated at the abdomen.- Within this orifice are five little teats or  spinnerets, through which the gossamer is drawn. It must not be concluded, however, that there is only one  film of gossamer produced by each  spinneret; the fact ia, these teats are  studded with thousands * of minute  tubes too small for the naked *?ye to  perceive, and each of these emits a  thread of inconceivable fineness. These  minute tubes are known.as spinnerules,  and the films which proceed from them  unite like so many strands of a rope to  form the thread of gossamer by which  a spider suspends Itself. - The finest  thread which .human mechanism can  produce Is like a ship's cable compared  with'the delicate films which flow, from  the spinnerules of the largest "spider.  The films are all distinctly, separate on  coming from the spinneret, but unite,  not by any twisting process, but merely by their own glutinous or gummy  nature. Thus the spinning apparatus  of the disdained spider, when viewed  by the eye of science, becomes one of  the most wonderful pieces of animated mechanism known to man. The  animal has great command over this  apparatus, and can apply It at will as  long as the receptacles within are replenished with the gummy fluid, .but  as soon as this gum is exhausted. all  its efforts to spin are fruitless, and it  must: wait till nature, -by her inscrutable chemistry, has secreted it from  the food which is devoured."���������"Waver-  ley Magazine."  Life is Too Short!'  An evening contemporary has been  Informing its readers 'thatthey can use  the same calendars every twenty years  ���������when the dates of tlie months fall on  the same days of the week���������^thereby  avoiding the expense of five almanacs  Cor the present century. But here is  something even better than that. Those  persons who have the double a.; vantage of ancient family and "careful  forefathers, by turning, up the calendars��������� unfortunately, they are: not  printed ones���������for the twelfth century,  by Solomon Jarchus, will'find the days  and dates coincident with the present  century. Such persons can save the  Expense of buying for one hundred  years. Again, those with a frugal  mind who have preserved the almanacs of the nineteenth century will avoid  an outlay for calendars of the century  commencing January 1, 2201, as the  dates for the hundred years following  will be coincident with those of the  last~ century. But life,, remarks the  London "Chronicle," Is scarcely long  enough for jsuch economies.  A  On the Right Way.  I/MOST every man who has been  successful has written an article  for some magazine on how ho  did it, or been Interviewed by  some newspaper, but all this information has been scattered carelessly  ibroad, so that just when we want  io know what to do, or the right  step to take, we cannot lay our hands  5n the particular species of advice  which we remember to have read. Tha  result Is that we stumble along as best  tve can, anil probably make the very  mistake of our lives, all for want of  mowing what Caleb Coupon did at this  point.  The writer hopes herewith to supply  this deficiency, as he has kept a record  3f the principal necessities laid down  trom time to time by great men  who have given the results of their experience, and lays them before tho  reader, to follow closely and not shirk.  To begin with, you should select for  a 'birthplace a dingy-looking little  farmhouse, on the outskirts of a clearing. Log cabins havo gone out of date.  At one time they were quite fashionable, but something a trifle better Is  now demanded. As time goes on, who  knows? Maybe some of our great men  will be born in the "Ladles' Homo  Journal" three-thou'sand-doHar country  houses. Tills, however, is a remote  contingency.  I3e good to your mother. While the  other .boys of the neighborhood are  playing hookey, marbles and baseball,  you will be doing chores around the  house. This, however, does not imply  a goodness in any other way. You  will, of course, avoid going to Sunday-  school, and when you are not sawing  wood and laying the foundation of the'  wonderful constitution which is afterwards to carry you through life, you  will bo reading a few well-chosen  books, such as the dictionary, the Bible, and one or two good comic papers.  You will find the jokes useful later  when you are called upon to make after-dinner speeches.  You can then take your choice of  "struggling" through college or leaving  the farm with a dollar in your pocket.  Better leave college alone; however, as  It teaches you a lot of superfluous things  you may regret. Many a man who  might have accumulated a large fortune has spoiled It all by going through  college and learning to love other  things more than money. The best  plan Is to come to New York with a  dollar in your pocket. Go at once to  the leading savings bank and deposit  seventy-five cents. Live on the balance .until you get work. As soon as  you get work, save at least seventy-  five per cent, of your wages, if you can;,  or, better: still, ninety per cent. You  will thus: acquire habits of frugality,  which will be a source:of happiness to  you throughout your whole life. .  Atthe end of: a few years you will  have, saved up a' few thousands, and  your success Is now assured. Do not  gamble. Itobbing Is not only safer and  surer, but it is legal. Protected by the'  laws of your country, you can feel entirely safe. Reorganize a railroad,  start a small trust,. or get acquainted  in Washington. - When you get������������������ to be  seventytyou.ought to be worth at least  a hundred millions. You can then make  a bluff at -giving it all away, ,and be  quoted as saying'that it Is wicked for  a rich man to' leave anything behind  him.���������Tom- Masson.  Tommy \j Poser.  --i=A=.lady=wasiireceR.tly=readIngilto^her^i  young son the story of a little fellow  whose father was taken HI and died,  after which he set himself diligently to  work to assist in supporting himself  and his mother.- When she had finished  the story, she sold:  "Now, Tommy, If pa were to die,  wouldn't you work to keep mamma?"  "Why, no," said the little chap, not  relishing tho idea of work. "What  for? Ain't we got a good house to live  In?"  "Oh, yes, my dear," said the mother,  "but we can't cat the house, you  know."  "Well, ain't we got plenty of things  In the pantry?" continued the young  hopeful.  "Certainly, dear," replied the mother,  "but they would not last long, and  what then?"  "Well, ma," said the young Incorrigible,- after thinking a moment, "ain't  there enough to last till you get another husband?"  Ma gave it up.  Mr. Balfour on Illustration,,  "There are books," said Mr, Arthur  Balfour, at the dinner given to Sir  John Tenniel In London the other.evenr  ing "In which the text is a mere otiose  and almost unnecessary appendage to  the illustrations; There are other books,  still larger in number, im.which the illustration Is an. impertinent: intrusion  upon' the attention of the- reader, distracting his mind ' from the literary  masterpiece with which he Is concerned, and 'Intruding alien and unsympathetic ideas to disturb the current of his thoughts. Those books are  numerous. But there is a third class  of book In which the illustration and  the text are so Intimately: connected,  in which the'marriage between the two  Is so happy and so complete,'that you  cannot conceive the text adequately  without the Illustrations any. more than  you.could conceive the Illustrations v.n-  elucidated by the text. Our guest of  this evening is one of the happy creators of this kind of illustration. There  are books known to all of us In which  It would be as impossible to forget the  illustrator as It Is Impossible���������and I  hope it will be long Impossible���������to forget the author." Ot course, the book  waa "Alice In Wonderland."  Stage Asides.  "J"."  Wealth's Millstones.  "Spring has came," mused Mr, Got-  rlchkwlck; as he stood before the window with his hands thrust deep Into  his pockets.  "Aw, now, how kind you tell, pap?"  gurgled his diamond-bedecked daughter.  "Because ," said the father, as he  clinked the coins In his pocket, "because the snow -has went"  "Stop that noise, JImmie, or we will  ���������send you to bed." "Pa. you don't act  like I wuz your real child at all; you  aot like I wuz jes' somebody else's ol'  orphan."  "Pah'tiy Kemble"bnce"~"ferave ~tv~ moat  amusing instance of thc extent to  whloht "stage whispering" may be carried on unknown to the audience. It  was in a well-known theater, and  "Romeo and Juliet"..was thc play.  Romeo was at the words (stngc ver  slon, not Shakespeare's), ''Quick let ma  snatch thee to thy Romeo's anna,"  when he pounced upon her. and lifting  her up bodily, staggered down the  stage.  "Lot me go," she whispered, "you've  got me up horribly; let mo down," but  nil In vain. The climax came at the  passage, "Tear not my heart-strings  thus; thoy break, they crack,, Juliet"  (still  the stage version), .when   Juliet (to corpse)���������Aim I smothering  you?  Corpse���������Not at a.Il; but could you, do  you think, be so * kind as 'to put my  wig on again for me?���������it is falling off.  Juliet (to corpse)���������I am .afraid I cannot; ib'ut I'll throw my muslin veil over  It. You ���������liavo broken the vial, have  you?  Corpse���������No, Indeed.  Juliet���������Where's ��������� the dagger?  Corpse���������'Pon my soul, I don't know.  AH these "nsldos" went on unknown  to the audience In the very crisis of  the tragedy.  BITS OF FUN  The brilliant young preacher when  he makes his parochial calls endeavors to cultivate an acquaintance with  the younger minds, thus after a fashion keeping tab upon his Sunday-  school teachers.  The other afternoon, while he was  waiting in the drawing room of a beautiful Cass avenue residence for the delayed appearance of Elsie's mamma,  ho was entertained by the little daughter herself. Taking her upon his lap  he began a review of the church lessons that had been given to the little  maid of five.  "Can you tell me, E'sie, how many  commandments there are?"  "Yes, sir;  seven or eight."  "Oh. no, dear; there are ton."  "Yes, I know there used to be, but  I heard papa tell mamma   yesterday  that you had broken two or three ot  them  at kiast, antl  thnt would leavo  only seven or eight, you know.���������Detroit Free Press. _  QUEER CUS'i CMS.  Ouservsd In Vartoii*. t'ountr:������s uiClirm:!>������������������������������.  .   --     In KnRlf*n,T.  That fine old ceremony, the bringing,  in ti������ the boar's head,  ;s observed a**'-..  Qaeen    Victoria's    table    hi    Rug' y,.v  Eton, Winchester and Harrow, and at.  Oxford and Cambridge Universities.  It dal s from the Pos-.d age, when  the ancient Britons Uiiied a boar at;,  the winter solstice and offered its-  bead to Freyr, the Go<3 of Peace andl  Plenty, who was supposed to ride up**-  on a boar with golden bristles. 4  "With a little cam. Senator," said ;  his physician, "you are good for many i  years yet. Having an unlmparlci) ���������  constitution " j  "Constitution!"   exclaimed   Senator!  Vest, momentarily   forgetting   whero }  he wns  and    gesturing    vehemently. !  "The constitution, sir, thanks to thc !  onslaughts of the party in power, 13 a  hopeless wreck, and liberty lies prostrate in the dust, bleeding at every  pore!"  Then he took a fresh chew of Missouri long green, and said he believed  he felt bettor.���������Chicago Tirbune.  It Was 111 oken Oil'.  "So your engagement is broken?"  said the girl In gray.  "Yes, it is," replied the girl in  brown, frowning at the recollection-  "What was the matter?"  "He basely deceived me," answered  the girl in brown. "You see, it was  this way. I asked . him one day to'  promise me that he never again would  smoke cigarettes, and he promised.  Then I asked.-him to refrain from tho  use of tobacco in any form, and ho  promised to do that. Later I told  him I had a horror of any one who  touched llguor, and he agreed never  to tough it. After that I suggested  that I thought clubs had a bad influence on young men, and I should expect him to give them up, and he said  he would. I also took up the subject  of-gambling, and made him promise  that he would stop playing cards and  betting on races."  "Well, you didn't demand a great  deal of him, did you?" ,said the girl  In gray. "I suppose he deceived you In  the matter?"  "He did."  "Broke his promise,, did he?"  "Oh, no; I could have forgiven that.  But just when.; I was congratulating  myself that I ���������������������������'���������at least had reformed  one young man, I found that he didn't  require any reforming. He wasn't addicted to a: single one of the habits I  had made him promise to break. - It  was a terrible shocki and I broke tho  engagement at once. There Vas no  longer anything In it to m;*.W it interesting." - - -;    ^   jd?  tz* r-������  game ^ncst  Alkali Ike���������Say, kid, I've come to  liok the  editor!-  Office Boy���������Just take a seat sir;  there are, three others ahead of you  \ SUallliE Hl������ TliillnU-r.  The manawith a slight fresco of  yellow mud on his shoes stopped the  parent leathered friend and exclaimed/  "Ha, ha!"  "What's the trouble?"  "No trouble? whatever. This is  joy. My turn has como at last.  Aren't you_oneof the, people^ who_used^  '   ���������*���������-��������� Id Spain. ,  In old Seville and the other beautiful cities of Spain Christmas ia  largely an out-of-door ceK .ation.  The Anglo-Saxon idea of hearth and?  home is foreign to the Latin temperament, and the gracious climate lends  itself to all fresco merry-making. ,  All    is   movement,    color,    tumult^  dance, song. . The great    plazas    ;;.-������  kaleidoscopes ot   human   movement.  The    cathedrals    and    ehurcuc;.    am .  thronged.   Piety and gayeiy mingla.  "* -   _ "��������� |*m Italy. --..  Inspired by the ancient poetlca*  thought of cheering the Virgin durine  the pangs of maternity, young- mea  and maidens throng on Christmas eva  before her shrines, and play upon  their guitars and mandolin3, singius  fcongs  of praise.  It Is their part, too, to decorate tho  beautiful old churches most profusely,  ���������a loving service at which they spendt  -  the greater part of the night, refreshed by a collation after midnirht maaa..  In Oxrmany.  This is the land of Santa Claus-���������  the home of the beautiful legend of.  Kris Kringle, wthich is a corruption ot  Christ Kindlln, or Christ Child.  While the good child finds its little stocking laden with Kris Erte-  gle's gifts, tha naughty child finds  ���������nothing but a birch rod placed thera  toy tha avenging Pelsuichol���������"St������  Nicholas with the fad." Such, an experience makes the small victim Intensely miserable.   *  la Kxxlco. ": ������  To eat cakes on the Noche Buen*  '(Christmas Eve) la'the immemorial,  right of the Mexican belle���������and they.  arc all sweet-tooths.  The Mexican confectioner Is an artist. His show window ai this sea is a  presents a rich and rare array of sucli  things as make the mouth water���������  euch elaborate combinations ot  creams, glaced fruits and th'e- like a*������  transcend the imagination even of ui>������_-  Hew York matinee girl.  \--"V*-** r ( - . . _.  -������**** ia awadea.  : tme~bf the earlleet and quaintest o*i"  I "irlstlan legends. is  .an    article   oi- .  laith among Scandanavian*. {'  They believe that even as the ox,,  and the ass of Bethlehem are said tct-  ttave fallen upon their knees when Je-"  6us was born in the manger, so aifc-  'domestic cattle on,the stroke of midnight that heralds Christmas Dajrr-  prostrate themselves in' silent worship. .  This belief   gives rise to a, kindlj-j-  : Seeling toward the brute creation.   ^^  v '   ' ��������� ���������"ST"  -.-   - .: Tola I/olllr*,.  Mrs. Cornelia O. Bedford gives th*.  following Christmas recipe:      Cream,  together one-half of a cupful, of butter and one cupful   of : sugar.   - Add-,  (tradually .two well-beaten  eggs; i ��������� onei-  tablespoonful of cream or rich mlllti."  one teaspoonful of vanil'.-i and threes  cupfttls of flour with wh'ch has beenc  tifted two teaspoontuls of baking pow- ,-.  der, then stand for an hour in a very,  co'tl  place.    Have ready a tin  cuttcc  in the shape of a doll about five inches-  long. Take a portion of the dough out  on the board at one time: rojj out 5t������$tz  halt inch chick and cul   into   dolhvl*  Brush each .over with-milk' and dredgaf  lightly with powdered sugar; use con.'  rants for eyes and hake on   grease*  pans laa.moderate oven.   When coldt  decorate the skirts of each doll witl*  ruffles of frosting.    Wrap 6eparatelj������  In sheets of wmV. paper.   In packing,  place the doll la a long shallow oea^_  pack firmly with tissue paper and before closing the bo- add a tinyi Ghrtafc-  mas card and sprl* of holly.   Tie thar  pox with red ribbon. ^  -Tf*f*i'.  Just Think of ltl  In the last VBerlchte,". Nenckl and  MarchlewskI describe, the very Interesting discovery of the, close chemical relationship existing between  the red coloring matter ��������� of the blood  and tho. green chloroph'yl of plants.  Haematoporphyiln, a derivative of  haemoglobin, and phyllocyanin obtained from chlorophyl, both yield on  reduction hnemopyrrol, which is probably an isobutyl or methyl propyl  pyrrol.  FIVE MINUTES  AFTER  APPLYING  Jr. Agnew's Catarrhal  Powder you feel tl|a  improvement.  At once the new vitality that'  omes from proper breathing* is felC  ihe cure is begun.  This is not a. cheap remedy, bat  in inexpensive cure. Remedies vat-  >ut remedies. If a CURE is what  ou desire, it is waiting- for you.  You just drop the tube into the  .'owder, blow it into the nostrils,  jid begin to get well at ONCE._  w.  Eknest  Lewis, of West P>mbon������t  "Yes?"  said, the old" schoolmaster. ! "feebec, states :��������� VIl'-vc been trooHed witk.  m     . ....   *..nv-U  t  ..... -   .1 ���������~-^ r, InnnlM^ ,h.   R������OT~  to make fun of me    because 1    lived  away out in tho suburbs?"  "I believe so."  "Didn't you say    facetious    thing9  about 'Loncsomcburst,' and when you  saw mc performing featB of eg'iilibri- j  urn with   a tall    Lunch    of    bundie*i J  Sidn't you  make comic references w j  the human express wagon?" j  "Yes, f believe so."  "Well, I want to call your attention !  to tho fact thnt I am living    only a i  few hundred    feet    from    whore   tho  cars start.   I'm one of the few persons j  who are sure of getting'��������� soatB  on  a :  warm evening, and who brush proudly i  by while you stand on the-corner and  implore the conductor humbly, but. in  vain, to take your five cents."���������Washington Star.  !'cg!iii!tiijr> <irGrcfttnr.il.  It was here in this old schoolhouse,''  mused the man with the big diamond  pin, who had returned after an absence  nf thirty years to the scene of his boyhood days, "that I learned my letters!  It .'was. hero. I laid the foundation, so  to speak, of all my success In life.  Even then," be continued, "I gave indications of thc business career 1  have since folo wed.'  with a note of Interrogation   in    hij  .voice,  "Yes," pursued the other, pointing  with his cane to the paper wads still  nn tho smoke-blackened ceiling. "Do  you see. those?"  "Yes."  "Well, I threw them there." '  "And now?"  . "And now l   am the   owner   of a  large paper mill."  -atarrb for several years. It impaired thcheair-  ig: of my right ear. I used Dr. AgntafB  latarrhal Powder and in a week found a-  JarVcd improvement. I took three bottles mot  ould henr as well ss ever.''  Dr. Agnew's He-art Cura  I 'eeds the nerves and the 1' od.     It is LIFE hi  ! .led icirial form.   It tran* orms the weak and  ickly into the well and healthy.   It toaee a0 ta������  rital organs.   It's the core for yon. C LIMITED  ���������ran  THE  LEADING! STORE  FOR-  I Dry Goods, Clothing',  I Boots and Shoes,  I House Furnishings, Etc.  I FRESH GROCERIES OUR SPECIALTY  ! Taylor Bros. & George, Limited.  |j Mail Orders Solicited and Promptly Attended to.  ^aijyjfo(f|)������i^  PROTECT YOURSELF  FROM Till'- SKVERK FROST WITH A  CHAMOIS  VEST  We have them to.fit Men,  Ladies and Children, and  at very reasonable prices  ���������AT���������  CanaddDrug&BooK.Co  Geo. S. MrC-iiter wns  Monthly on business.  Golden  cm  I'm-  , (.'.  snip,    T.     Skinner,  ��������� S.-iiR'i-ki-iiul,  Kttv'elsiti'iki*, 11  .1. Iliniis. representing- this Wilson  paper house ol' Montreiil, wns in (lie  oily yesterday.  "Mrs. 1). MeOnrlliy, who niidei-went  an operation ,-it Viiiicniivcr. rcLniTii'd  (his morning ;iml is niucli improved iu  hi'iillh.  BORN   FKiKiU.sDX.-On thH-iStliJ.'in. nt Victoria. Ii. C, to Mr. niul ^Irs. A.  Ferguson, n, sou. __  MARRIED.  L<)\ve-Vkiiokii.- At the Central liolc-1.  Revelstoke, on Jan. 2!>Lli, by the  Rev. C. Ijulner, Hens-y Lowe tn  Miss Alice May Veddi-r, both  Slocan City.  ol'  ��������� We Iihvk .iust.  assortment, ol' fancy  mick's, iiuntlcy &  lliiini; cc Co,  received   a   large  liisuuits in JMi-Cor-  Palineis.      C.  \i.  DIED  Theodore Liulgalu caini' up last  tiveniiifj: from Arrowhead where he.  was luokinp; over the ground fur the  erei-lion of I ho coinpany's new  sawmill and proceeded on No. I to  lhe. ('oast.  Have you tried our toiimtn katt-liup  in tin.-? (II) i'ts. and 15 c-ls. a Lin. Cr.li.  11 ii tne & Co.  K. C. Froiney has linislied plusloriiig  in the I.alioiers' CNi.���������operative -Mining  Co.'s Imildinjj. The work lias beera  done in a fir.-t elass uianiier and  i-eflects great. irediL on JMr.   Froinov's  E C. Froiney returned last evening  from Golden.  B. U. Cainpliull of Kamloops, was in  the city for a couple of days this week.  O I). Hoar, manager of the Lalir.i.  i'i-s' Co.'Operative Co. at (iolden. H C..  went through last night, to  Sieaiuoii-'.  Tiie nlTlcei's and inumhers of Gold  Kimgi- Lodge, is. of I'., are giving an  "Al. Home'' to their friends in the  lodge iooih on the evening of tile 25ih  insl.  I'l..- .Montreal hoi-key team deCi-ated  tlie V.itorias of Winnipeg, last night  ai, Montreal l)y a score of :i to 1. The  Sim li-y Cup, therefore, leinaius with  llu; I'liriiu'*' team.  .1. 'I'.iylor, ol the Arrowhead saw  and pianing mills, went suntli this  morning after a eo.iple of day-  spent lien* in the inleiests of that  cuiii'i.-iny.  Th  re was  a  large cniign'g.ilion   at (���������  I.lie     Methodist    chinch    on    Snudav  DEATH IN  THE FLAMES  'Finnish Settlement at Malcolm  Island Suffers a Terrible Calamity. Eleven Unfortunates  Lose Their Lives.  Vascouveii. B. (!., Fell. 2.���������Thiir -  day evening: witnes.-ed a grim tr.-igedy  with dire resiilt.-'lo the Finnish sellhrs  ������iei .Malcolm island. Tlie news was  lirought, down last night by JMalti  JCurrika. lu a terrililu lire, which  Droite nut while the men were at.:i  meeting in a lai gi' dwelling, in which  *2\ families were living, 11 persons w< re  tun-lied l.o death and 17 injured.  The building was the headtiiiiutei*-  \<t the company; and was three stories  "high, and all lhe married members of  ihusetllement lived in it.    There were  Ol IFFE. At Sault Ste. Marie, Out..on i pl-islering abilities.���������Golden  .Star.  Fi-id.iv  Januurv  2irA  inst., Charles I        * ,        .   .  Yictoi'   Cliffe. figed   27 years, eldest-j     Mr.   Alwood,   mining   engineer   of  ������on of Mr.   Charles  Clilfc.   formerly , London. Kiigland, caino in on   Sunday  of Sandon.  NOTES OF  NEWS  evening   when   tlie    lie v.    C.    I���������iduei  I , ,        ,     , ,.    .  ,   .,       ,. , ,    t moie   than   a   hundred   people in Lhe  pi-i!)ii'!i>*(l   the   iiineral   sermon  to the f .    ., ,. , ,,..,.  ,-.....,       ,     ,. f. building when the lire broke out.  late A. N. "-itnilli, who lor years  was a j;  member of thai church. [ "  Join! Kernaglian came in   last   week [ City Council.  fioin    l.agt-an. where   he   has   a large ���������     -_*���������������������������.   oily   council   meL    last  Friday  g.-injr of men employed in building the t night, the   following   members   being  [ present:     .Mayor   O'Hrien,    Aid.   Ik-  Mrs.   Caley  and   son   returned   on j  Monday from Vancouver. j  J. 3. Foley of Arrowhead  and   Cory |  Menhenick ' were   visitors   to the city  yesterday. !  ���������Linoleum. Oilcloth. Carpets-going  cheap : at the Kevelstoke Furniiuie  Company.  11. Cook ha.- received the appointment of caretaker of the public school  vice C. Benoit resigned.  K.  A.   Bradley,    manager    of    the  Du<|uesne   Mining   Co.. left yesterday  ���������for .������������������lip -i-ompan y.'** prop.ar.ty....:_..  ... ^  ���������.lus-ta few moie Sl.f"T sliiits nl. C.  B. Hume A: Co'-.  A proclamation' of the Canada  Gazette .iiimnioiis pal liiunent for  Thuisday .Muii-li I'-iili.  l*t*U* I "<ni.iM*-on. formerly of the C.  .!>. I!. *-h������I'- here, is now employed in  the Vancouver Kngineering Works.  The two young cliildien of   Mrs. U*"  left tui Tuesday evening for Vancouver  to reside for n tin.':  with   tlieir  -i.-tei. i  Mis. John Savage.  The. latest word from li. Howson,  who is being treatt-d at Nww Vork, is  to the etTec-t th it lie is .slowly improving and expects complete recovery.  Dan McDouga.11. formerly bnkeman  on the passenger train hen: lias been  promoted to conductor of the freight  train between here'uir. Nakusp. Tom  Cordon has also been appointed an  engineer.���������Sandon Review.  A C. P. R- train hand, named  Harlow,.-had his hand badly smashed  while workingiiround thc snow plough  here last Saturday. Dr. Power dressed  the wound, sel the fingers and sent,  the patient to the hospital at New  Denver.���������Sandon Review.  Mrs. S.F.W. Gainer and family left  on Tuesday evening for Snohomish.  Wash., where they will reside with  relations for some time. A. Jlillier. of  theHEHAl.nstaff.a brother of Mrs.  Gainer, accompanied them on the  ���������journey.  night  and   went   south   on    Tuesday  j morning to Ferguson to look over the  Nettie L, and Silver Cup.    Mr. Forbes,  ! manager of these properties,   met   Mr. t  j Alwood here  nnd   returned   with him |  j south  0. 13. Hume & Co. for strained honey  and honey in the coiuh.  Bert Johnston,' C. P. II. braki-man  with .-headquarters here, sustained a  nasty accident on Sunday morning  last whilst performing his duties as  lu-akeiiiati at Aslicrnft. He was  engaged in applying tlie brake on a  car which was travelling alone when  he lost, his footing on the ice with  which the roof of the car was covered  and fell to the ground lirpnkiiig his leg  close to tlie ankle. He wns at. once  brou lit to the ho-pital here, wlvre be  is receiving every attention.���������J-vain-  inops Sentinef.  ('.P. K. hotel at Lake Louise. Mi-  Ker i.igh.in reports the work progressing satisfactorily.  ��������� '3iing your pictures along and let  ns frame them for yon. We bought a  big stock of moulds In-fore prices  advanced. ������Inch we can give you  you the benefit of. KeveUtuke Furniture  Company.  .Tlio-. Steed, of the. firm of Mmris &  Stee.I. who h.is been visiting; friends in  Ontario for the holiday se.-i.-on.  i-etui-ried on Sunday moi nir.p acc-om-  pinieil by a bride. The HHI'.M.li begs  to extend congratulations.  In Bull*-tin No. 0. de-criptive of the  undeveloped area- of the great inteiini  of British Columbia. II. II. Lee'-  report on lhe Cenoq Valley is given.  Mr. L?e's rop.-.rt on (;,moe Kfver and  Big Bend ilf-irii-t was piil)IL-hpil in tin-  IlKH.M.l) in full about Iwii jvnrs ag>i.  ���������^"Special" Sale'of "Sideboards  anil couclies. W>' ran supply yon  articles- at almost any price,  and make voui- choice. Hevel-  Fiiruitiiii* C>>.  the*.*  ("omc  slokl  Tli-.s. .Meredith, of  T., who ha- been 1  mill and limits of t.lv  ������������������ml    .Planing   Mill    (  York toil. N. \V.  ifiUing over the  Arrowhead Saw  >).   for   the   pus!  i i^ioil, Mcilaiion. Law and Foote.  The school trustees reported the  eMiiin.-ited expenditure for school for  cut rent year as fallows: Teacher*)'  s,:il-it-ies, SH4.200; janitor, $G(iO; secretary  $<������; coiit-retiiifr basement, repairing  /eni-e. etc.. .iiOOO; fuel. $300; stationery  and school requisites, $150; incidentals  SIM; total, SO.ISO. The government  tfi-.-uu is estiin ited at $1,800, leaving a  balance of about 5>1400 to be met by  the city. The principal's salary has  been iiici'<*;i-ed $10 pet- month.  A petition was presented from citizens re the need of a public library and  gymu.-isiuiii. Tlie council were of  tin: opinion that if the city donated n  building and lot, the proposed institution -lioild lie m.'iinlaincd by voluntary subscription. The mayor named  A Id. McL'-od. Law and Foote*a committee to look into the matter.   A di-m-sion topic place re water and  week, returned borin* on Nt>. 2  morning. Mr. Mori'ilir.h is well piensed  with K'-vc-ln'toki* anil r.he prospeots of  the lumbering industry triinitai y.  There is a great demand in !lii- Northwest for B.C. lumber-.  M;iny }ir'ij,Ii  .,lh. I,n  Confectionery.  1-.V  |M>-  liiylivi III.-I- nn.  Wi- li.-i-  in bulk  f  (.'imriilnli.'-' illnl   Cri-um*  -50c per lb.  'IVinsti'il .\[firi-hni.-iIJi'H-fi -  rli>,i-������tntir.s in   llitxo.-i  :il  25c por box  |ii-ii'i-������ i-iuiKiiiK  fro  Mr  l 15c to Sl.GO.  ,n ii.-t ,,r ������������������iiii-i- lim  ���������H in CimfiM-tiipiicrv.  Walter Bews, Wz":*.  Jjnrp-isl unit .siiilioiii-r,    Next lliiini- lllin-lc  Jrilin .McKcher.-in, an old lirr.er of  Otter Valley, started nut about, ten  days ago on snow shoes 'to look for hi-  horses. As he was no'faset-ii for several  days. ;i search party was organized  and a thorough search inst.it.iite.d.  which" resulted in finding' his body  close to a tree. He had removed hi-  dnciw shoes and had gathered- wood to  start a fire. He either succumbed to  exposure and fatigue, or heai'tdisease,  fiis clog was found waiting Ixiside his  dead muster.���������Kamloops .Sentinel.  A coirirnitt.ee trom thn shops here  who have been interviewing the  General Si'porinteneenl Air. Milrpole  at. Vancouver returned this morning.  It, is understood that thr: grievance of  the local lodge here in reference to  placing a comparatively new man us  foreman over the heads of the older  men who have been employed In the  service of the company, for- years, has  been referred to the general committee  of I. A, of AI.  light, i -it>'-, and the late for- installation  of t:\fi trii lights. It was thegeneml  opinion of the cofincil that the rales  for baths and toilets should be reduced  ���������ml the mnticr was referred lo the  lie. water mid light committee, and  ;h<* city solicitor was instructed to  l'r������j>*ri* a bylaw fixing the charges.  It ���������*v-ius also the opinion that if water  . J'iiml tight, accounts were not paid  wir.bin two months the supply should  be cut.nil'.  Aid. Foolc  iir-gr-i)    lhe   necessity   of  procuring trucks for the lire brigade.  T. Taylor. M. P. P., will be  asked Io  ine**t lhe council and citizens to confer  on rintLei-s ol  interest  to   the   irmniei  puliiy.  The following standing committeeK  have been struck for the year;  General   Executive   tinri  Finance.���������  Aid. Hume, Law and McLeod.  Public Works  and   Property Aid.  MeMahon, Foote and Taylor.  Fire. Water   and    Light.���������Al I.   McLeod, Foote and Hume.  Iloaltb. Bylaws and Trade   Licenses.  --Aid. Law, Taylor and McMiihon.  CORRESPONDENCE.  To the Editor of the IIkhald:  The enclosed letter has just been  received by me from Robert Tupping,  an aspirant, to municipal honors in  Revelstoke. On perusing this the  electors of-ward '& w'll r.o doubt feel  that they made a grave mistake in not  availing themselves of hia valuable  services.    Yours truly,  J. H. RniiiNHON.  HuveusToke, li. C, Jan, 10th.  Mr. J.H. Robinson, liotel keeper.  Dkak Sin: As you dealt out liquor  on Jan. 15th, thereby breaking the  luw by so doing, and as my teamster  got th<! worse for drink, disorder!y'and  abusive and failed to drive the people  to the poles, nnd whereas it is attributed to be the chief cause*of me being  defeated on Jan. 15th, therefore if I  do not bo elected as alderman in ward  2 in duo time to Mil the sent if vacated  in oust; of 'J'.E.I',. Taylor failing to he  sworn in in due time. 1 notify you  that I shall lay a complaint against  you in order lo uphold my standing in  this city and put down corruption.  R. T.\i'i'i,v<i.  Curling  The ownership of lhe Calginy  Biewing Cup for lhe next year lias  been deiided this week, Piiikham's  rink winning the covet mi trophy,  defeating Rae on Saturday night lSio  10, and Brown on Monday 15 to 7.  In the Bums cup. Brown defeated  Graham 111 to ."������, and in ihe tireen  Curlers Compel ition Walker defeated  Coiirsier 12 to 1.  .*rt-s-**rp"-r.--*T.i.-  s  ;!���������������?!  *S  A Business Change.  On the 10th inst. Tile Breeders' Advocate, a poultry, pigeon and pet  stock paper published at. Petrolea,  Ont., purchased The Canadian Poultry  Directory, a similar publication, of  Woodstock, Out. The two papers will  be amalgamated under the heading of  The Breeders' Advoeale,and published  at Petrolea. This will add nearly  I.(KlOto Tlie Advocate's circulation,  and will materially benefit (hose  interested in thr.fancy. Sample copies  mailed for tlie risking.  .. . . B&lli to Order Garment!  .... For Ladies and Gentlemen  Are cut to individual measures and constructed by tbe  moat expert Tailors. Only hand labor of the very best can  prod tee a well-shaped collar and give to the shoulders and  chest the proper moulding. On this depends the fit and  shape of the garment and the permanence of that shape.  CUR COATS  Will not develop thoae  unsightly draws and  wrinkles all along* the  shoulders and down the  .. front which so beautifully  > and unmistakably adorn  all the ready-made store  clothes you can buy at  one half the tailor's price.  Suits    Suit   from  Press Sails c  wu are ufforini* at...  Trousurs, nil  lhe  ivnv  from     *.  $15 to $35        0TPerroc^.:{ld;^!n: $15 to $39  . 25 to  50       I���������H.l!!^s'.T^1.,0.r:������������������.c,.' 16 to . 75.  4 to   12        LnliioH* skift"'..';.*.' 6 to   25  I.iiilies1 I'Hliipnmr Coiu.s til to ft!  We Carry the   Largest Slock  in British Columbia.  J. B. Cressman, Art Tailor  TENDERS  SEALED TENDKRS are culled up  to I"Vb. 10.h next for the purchase of  ihe Kindergarten building situated on  the northwest corner of the Schcol  IIoust! block, facing Second street.  Each lender is required to he accompanied with $10 00 deposit (marked  check) as a Kunranlee of good faith lo  be foifeited in case of withdrawal of  tender. Highest cash or secured  tender will be awarded lhe purchase  and deposits of rejected teudeis  returned.    Address  MKS. H. N. COURSIER.  City.  -������  MORRIS & STEED  GENERAL MERCHANTS  Fresh Groceries and Provisions..  Minea-VSupplies and Outfits a Specialty.  Front Street, *WBftaA*  BOYS AT HALF PRICE  .Suits for $3.50. ,  50 Suits for $1.75.  $5 Suits for $2.50.  $2.50 Suits for $1.25  $4 50 Frieze Overcoats for ������2 25  Fred Manning, Mrs. Maniiinj; nnd  finuily, who have heen visiting wilh  friends in Ontario for the past two  months, returned home Monday  even in*? last.  EDWARD J. BOTJRNE, ||  J     Revelstoke Station. , - ,,'  ' -    Bourne Bros..' Old Stand.      J [  >*r^'-*M'-r***r.^.r.r*r*r^  Opyn'tf'ir  Permit   us   to   draw   your   attcntion-to the-wisdom-of   -  presenting your family with  Choice Lot  The first step toward provid-  iii'; for them a homo of  their own.  A purtonlv of the amount,  usually spent, on pretty but,  useless presents will make  the iirst payment. .;;  REAL   ESTATE  r.s the  basis of all   wealth,  and  you can   now  lay  the  Inundation   of     your    own  prosperity     while   making  someone else happy.  Call   imd    investigate,    weA',.  have   other  things   to   t.elP**- '  you on the subject of   How  to   Own  a House of your  Own.  LEWIS BROS,  Affontu Smelter Townalto  A CARLOAD OF '  rade Furniture  Just being unpacked, .and in this consignment we  have the latest makes in mattresses and pillows,  natnelv:  The MARSHALL Sanitary  MATTRESSES AND PILLOWS  We invite you to call and inspect the'different lines  of Furniture we have just opened up.  R. Howson aTOo.^S}MpBtc  I'nilui'l.'ikini', H'mbuliiilni*, Ktc. Mnckeiule Avenue.  SIBBALD& FIELD,  ���������A-Gh-Ej-Er-rs -FOR  Real Estate  FINANCIAL-  Insurance  Hockey at Vernon.  The Itevelstoke hoekey ten.rn, r:on-  sisl.ing of Messrs. VV. Bews, R. M.  Aliiim. A. llya.lt, P. Tloyd, AV. Chambers, If. Douglas and .1. Moyer, left on  Tuesday for Vernon to try: conclusions  with the local team there. A  despatch to town this morning states  thai iu last night's game the Kevelstoke hoys Joat to Vernon hy it score  of 2 goals to (I,  OPERA  HOUSE      ,  IIKVI-;i.ST(IKK, II. c.  Monday, fen. 23,1903,  THE CORONATION CHOIR,  GLEE AND CONCERT PARTY  f'fimpn.ipd of adult sinperfl who  took part in thc Coronatton of  TlM'Jr MjijvstieH nt WcHtminstfir  Abbey will appear a.** above.  COAL FOK SALE,  O. P. R. TOWNSITK,  MARA TOWNSITJC.  GERHARD TOWNBITE.  C'AMBORNK TOWNBITE,  > Caiiftda Permanent & Western  j       Caniula llortgdRe Corporation.  C Colonial Jnveatmeut and Loan Company.  fSun Fire. Caledonian Fire.      Atlas Fire.  Canadian Fire.   Mercantile Fire.    Northern Fire.  J. Guardian Fire.   MancneHer Fire.  Great Weat Life.  I Ocean, Accident and Guarantee.   Confederation Life  = I.CHiiadlan Accident Auurance Co.   Connecticut Fir*  HOUSES FOR SALE AND RENT.  CONVEYANCING.-  J. D. SIBBALD, Notary Public.  KEVELSTOKE.  B.C.  CHAS. M. FIELD.  FOR PARTICULARS SEB HANDBILLS.  RoH'orvod   Soatn   ONE DOLLAR   at   Canada  nniB  *  Book  Company.    Body   of   Hull   75c,  Uallt'riOK, SOv.  I HA.V-B IT I.  The largest stock  of the latest WATCHES,'  CLOCKS,   RINQS,   SILVER WARE,   CUT  GLASS, FASHIONABLE JEWELRY, Etc.  My many years' experience enables me to buy  goods   at  tlie   right  prices,  enabling me t* ,  -sell to the public at reasonable prices.  WATCH REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.  <������������������������(������������������������������������������  ������


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