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 _A_nsr:D  RAILWAY    MKN'S   JOURNAL.  Vol    V.   No    173  REVELSTOKE B.C.    THURSDAY,  JANUARY 29, 1903  $2 OO a Year in Advance.  A  BOUT THE FIRST OF FEBRUARY we will  commence- our Annual Stock-Taking, and  previous to removing to our new premises, on  the Corner of Mackenzie Avenue and First street,  which will be completed and ready for us in the  early spring. We are desirous of reducing our  stock so that the work of Stock-Taking will be somewhat lessened, and to that end we are marking down  our goods to the lowest possible point and are now  offering>ome GREAT BARGAINS as the follow-  will indicate :���������  Great Bargains  200  PAIRS LADIES' GENTS  and CHILDREN'S SHOES  200  .���������!.���������.,._ ���������.-^���������-  AT COST PRICE  These Shoes are all-'of the- very best makes and you ;  cannot make a mistake in -making' your purchases at  the Cost Price Mark.  W. G. & R. Colored Shirts  Our Entire Stock of W. G. & R. Colored Shirts, soft  and Starched Fronts���������genuine bargains���������at  One Dollar Each  A Few Pairs of Ladies' and Children's Leggings at  Cost. jOnly 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 frorri at Bargain Sale Prices.  FEDORA HATS  Made by Rowlock and Christy, two of the best Hat  Makers inthe world to-day. These^Hats are all for  sale at Bargain Prices.  COCERIESAND  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 j.Spys, Russets, Kings and  Greenings.  The Celebrated Bear Brand of Eggs.  Hay, Oats, Bran and Shorts always in stock.  C. B.Hume  and Company.  Goods delivered to all parts of City.     Telephone No. 8i  GOVERNMENT  IS TO BLAME  The Whole of Canada with the  Exception of B. C. Prosperous  ���������Mr.    Hamersley  Tells   the  I    Reason to the World.  Mr. A. St. G. Himersley, city solicitor of Vancouver, who is home after  a font' months' absence, three of  which were spent in England, looks as  if his trip Intel iigreed with hiia, says  the Vancouver World.  Asked how British Columbia was  regarded in the old country at present,  Mr. Hamersley said:  "The   British   people u,t present are  inclined to leave British Columbia, as  regards   investments    generally  and  mining in   particular, severely alone.  They are  not at all backward about  telling you   the reason for the lack of  faith that is in them.    'It is the instability of your government out there,'  they   will  answer   you   without any  hesitation.   Thev say that people here  play   at   governing   the   country and  juggle with laws its a prestidigitateur  does with cards.     It is continually, as  they view it, a case of '.low you see it  and   now   you   don't,' something like  the American shell game.     Their icea  of  our   politics is that it is a game in  which   everyone is in it for what he  can   get,  and   the   idea  of  fostering  industry and  building up faith in the  country by wise and stable legislation  seems  seldom,  if  ever,  to enter the  minds of British Columbia statesmen.  Then again people figuring on extensive investments get an idea while in  British   Columbia   that  certain   laws  will ' be .enacted   and   others   will be  allowed to remain as they are.   They  get definite promises to chat effect in  fact.   By the time they get back home  ready  to' get  capital -iogetheri they  leaiii t.������itrthe~ government or cabinet  that-made   the promises.is disrupted;  .half the cabinet-'seats'are.-yacant, and;  soifie*tfe'w"feIlow"'as'p'remiefr is_ out in  the "highways   and   byways  and the  rocky - fastnesses    seeking   unknown  and untried men to fill up the gaps.  ���������'Capital natura'ly fights shy of such  conditions. Let tbe people ef British  Columbia give this matter serious  consideration, pick; out good men for  their.legislators, and put them there so  solidly that the government will not  always be at the mercy of any whipper  snapper who has an axe to gr:nd. and  get some one to go with him and so  leave the government in a minority if  his demand is not granted.  "These are not my expressions,''  said Mr. Hamersley, "they were dialed into my ears all the time I~ was in  England, and it might- surprise some  people to know how minute is the  knowledge of our English .friends  along these lines and how closely they  keep in touch with the trend of affairs  out here." .  "As to mining investments, in particular, Mr. Hamersley?"  "Well, the same applies to them  also, but they have a particular  grievance-of���������their- own,~aud~that !b  the two per cent tax. I had conversations regarding this with Mr. Sidney  Waterlow, one of the directors of the  Le Roi, and chairman of the board of  directors of the Snow Show Co.,  which is carrying on very extensive  operations in the Boundary country,  as well as with other*. I talked wilh  some who have lost money in British  Columbia, who are disappointed, but  not disheartened. There are plenty  of men who are strong financially,  who, as soon as posssibilitiea of dividends can be seen, stand ready to back  up the country. They want to see a  stable government first, though, and  they want the two per cent..on the  gross output taken away. These men  fully reeognize the fairness of the  government deriving a portion of its  revenue from ' the mining; industry.  That industry demands as much, if  not more, from the government in the  way of police protection, roads and  bridges, schools in mining districts,  etc., etc., than any other industry, and  they are willing "to pay their share,  but, as Mr- Waterlow pointed out,  the great mass of the ore of British  Columbia is low grade. Nothing can  be made' out of $7 or $8 ore with a  two per cent tax on the gross output.  If the tax were' on the net it would be  fair to everybody, and a boom in  mining would follow its inauguration.  Mr. Eberts told Mr. Waterlow that  there was no means of finding out the  true net returns. Mr.' Waterlow says  that it is made to work elsewhere.  Each mining company could be made  to make its own returns certified to  by affidavit, and prosecution for perjury would follow untruthfulness.   No  company could make untruthful. returns for any length of time without  being detected, and if the punishment  were mnde to fit the crime they would  seldom risk."  Post Office for Goldfields.  A post office for Goldfields will be  opened shortly. This will be'of great  benefit to the merchants and business  men of Revelstoke as well as to the  miners of the new gold caiup in the  Fish River district.  TURNING INTO  GOLD MINES  Death of A. N. Smith.  News was received hero last week  of tbe death at Methven, Man., 67 Mr.  A. N. Smith, of this city. Mr. Smith,  tvho had been in poor health for some  time, left for Ontarij last spring  thinking the change would prove  beneficial. After residing for several  months in Port 'Hope, which proved  of little benefit to him, be left ona  visit to friends at Methven, Man.  Here he contracted diphtheria and  died on Thursday, Jan. 22nd, being  only 38 years of age. The remains  were interred at Methven.  Deceased was an'old timer here and  one of Revelstoke's most respected  citizens. On flrst coming to Revelstoke he was employed in the C. P. R.  shops, and was at ona time a partner  in the firm of C. B. Hume & Co. In  the fall of 'DO he started a bakery  which has since 'been carried on most  successfully. Mr, Suiith was mayor  of Revelstoke for the year 1900 and  was ever ready to take an'active part  in promoting the interests of the city  and district.  Deceased leaves a widow, daughter  and son to mourn 'his loss, for,whom  much sympathy is'lelt.   ���������  -" '  Hospital Acknowledgments'  . Nurse' <'McKinnqii.^begs to acknow^  ledge'-Tvlrh'1 tliahkS"tl>C:7,"receipt of - flie  follnwing donations to tbe hospital: *���������  Mrs. Spmliig, books.  Mr. Downie and Mr. Wilson, magazines. ���������  Mrs." Wilkes, cake.  Mrs. Sibhtld, Mrs. McDor.ell, aud  Mrs. Win. Aarahamson, old .linen.  Mrs. Willis, plants.  Mrs. Caley, a turkey, mince meat,  and pair of pillows.  The management of the hospital are  also desirous of thanking Messrs.  Caley Bros, for their kindness in  placing their bus at the disposal of  the hospital when occasion required.  The Big Silver-Lead Mines oi  Lardeau and Fish River turning Under Development Into  Rich, Gold Properties.  A report is being freely circulated in  the Lardeau and Fish River districts,  to the effect that nearly all the principal silver-lead; producers of these districts are turning into gold mines as  depth is attained. In most of these  mines the values in silver are decreasing and the quartz is carrying pay  rock rich enough to ship for the gold  alone. On this account some of the  mines which proved too low-grade to  ship for silver are being worked for the  gold. The report if true is remarkable, but not surprising. Mining is  one undertaking in which surprises of  this nature occur and it is not alto  gether unlikely that this should prove  to be the case. At one time' the  famous Butte mines were worked for  their silver-lead and after developing a  few hundred feet this class of ore  disappeared, when its place was taken  by copper.-- Sandon Review.  If the report which conies from the  Lardeau and Fish Ri /er districts is  true, that the silver mines there are  developing gold according as depth is  attained, it will mean a great deal for  British Columbia and the city of Vance uver. It practically means the discovery of great gold mines, which for  value will not lie surpassed unywheie.  Tbe other day The Ledger casually  mentioned the Lardeau as one of the  richest districts in a rainerally rich  Province, and this report bears out the  opinion of a prominent engineer which  was quoted. , {-  Th'ereare many.. properties < of importance /located in the Lardeau, and  panies to t.ike up propositions in the  district. I .ate last full a rumor was  circulated that numbers of miners  were bound for this district from the  northern portion of the States just  south of the lioundury, and doubtless  word of tin.1 discovery which has now  been reported was given out to friends  through private communications.���������  Vancouver Ludger.  In reference, to the above articles it  is well known that the big high-grade  silver-lead mines of two years ago are  developing into high-grade gold properties. The Silver Cup, Nettie L.,  Beatrice, Silver Dollar, Western Star,  Triune,-and a number of other* that  have been operated for some time  were, considered only valuable an  silver-lead mines while this last year  has demonstrated the fact that they  are practically tbe biggest gold mines  in British Columbia.  LATEST NEWS  BY TELEGRAPH  when-, it .in announced .that-valuable  gold quartz ��������� is below * tKe"depositsof  si'var ore large'investments of capital  will be' forthcoming to develop the  mines. ' Up to the'present, the com:  panies interested have found it "profitable to work the claims' for the silver  and lead, and it was never dreamed  that down in the depths of'the earth  were to be found even greater riches  than what was at flrst secured. Being  one of the richest districts, there is a  large number of'claims staked, and  the extent of the operations is large.  Transportation facilities have been  provided to a certain degree, and this  will   ba  an inducement to large com-  The Hospital Ball.  The second annual ball of the  Ladies Hospital Auxiliary Society,  which look place in the Opera House  on Friday evening lust, will long be  remembeied by those who were present as the most enjoyable social  function of the season. The hill was  tastefully decorated wilh flags and  bunting, mid a number of cosy corners  had been artfully arranged for the  convenience of the dancers between  the n umbers.  As expected, there was a large  attendance, including a number of  visitors,principally froiiiKiiniloopsand  Field. The dresses of the ladies were  handsome .and of great variety, the  pievailing colors- being pink and  yellow.  The bull was opened at 9:30 with the  Grand .March, in which about 80  couple9p.it ticipattd. Dance followed  dance in rapiu succession each one  seeming moie enjoyable .than " iu  predecessor. As the dancers glided in  and out lo the bewitching strains of  lhe dreamy waltz, the pretty gowns  of the ladies mingling with each other  presented almost brilliant spectacle,-  which was watched with pleasure by  the large.ciowd of speetntors'ntseni-  bled in ihslcallpries.. .The music, of-the  Independent'. Hand was,' as. usual all  that could be wished for, and theflbor  was iir first class condition for dancing.  At .midnight an adjournment was  made for. supper, and <n this connection too much praise cannot be given  the ladies for the most delightful  repast which they had provided. By  their careful forethought in having  lhe tables set out on the stage >a great  deal of the delay usually attendant at  m(fairs of this kind was avoided and  those present were enabled to partake  of the refreshments in comparative,  com foi t.   .  After full jnstice had been done to  the biipper the programme was proceeded witk and dancing was continued  until four a.m., when the tinging of  "God Save the King," brought to a  close the second annual hospital ball.  The News of the World in Briet  As Received Over the Wires  From Every Corner of the  Globe.  Vesuvious is again in eruption.  Oxford  defeated  the All CanadSaa  football team by a score of 10 to 3..". '  ��������� . ..\   . .  Kaffirs are indulging in a factional  fight, 27 miles from Durban. It is  reported that 40 natives were killed;]  The  third   Russian    torpedo    ba&t  destroyer passed through  Dardanelles .  Monday night, en  route to  Seb&sto-  pool.  A collision on the Southern Pacific  between passenger trains, near VaiU-  burg, Arizona, resulted in the death  of 8 persons and many injured.       \  The  Scotch   curleis   last  night defeated rinks from Ayr, Guelpb Union,  Quelpb   Royal   City,   Brampton  end .  Harriston, by a score of 48 to 32.  The residence of T. W. Taylor,  of Winnipeg, was gutted, and tbe  elevator, mill and warehouse of Malt*  Se Co.. of Gladstone, Man., were destroyed by fire early this morning. '���������  London, Jan. 27.���������Tne sentence-'-of  death  passed   upon   Colonel    Arthur  Lynch, who was found guilty of high 3  treason   on   Friday   last,    has     been  commuted to penal servitude for life.-  New  York, Jan. 23.���������-One :of  the  most, appalling railroad  wrecks that  bas'occurr'ed in the\,Ticiuity , of New  ,  York for many years, the. estiaatnl ,'  loss ranging fiom 12 to*30,  took"place-'='  ori   the'  Central    railroad';'of-New ;.  Jerseyvnear Westingfield.' N. J.. wKen '  the Royal Blue of that line-plouglrietJ -  througk at i'uU_.apeed%,into   the  rjtati- "���������  end coach of a local train. ^Immediate- '-  ly~afterthe'cra������lf. three of.xhe,cars ������*C������������������  t be Joc^l, JJUiiiXi. took ������ fire', rendering'  impossible the rescue of many of,ibe *  wounded. Who were pinned fast inline  wreck.   Many bodies were .believaftto -  have been consumed." "-^  On board tbe flyer all the passefTgejra  escaped   uninjured .save  for ...trifling .'.  bruises and a bad shaking"up.  LATKR^ ,    "  Up" to noon today the total iSuot  life by last night's wreck on the  Central railway, N.J., is 22 killed. .  More than 50 persons were injured,'  some very seriously. The blame ie  laid on the engineer of the express  train.  STOCK-TAKING SALE  eLEARING-SALE!��������� Remnant Sale!-���������Gal Ht-what youmay  ���������the simple facts are that after such a wonderfully successful  business career as we had last 'year, we can afford to give you  Bargains for a Month  Another object to be gained is to clear out all the odds and ends  throughout the store before Stock-Taking, and as an inducement we  have made considerable reductions in every department. " COST"  cuts no figure in lots of cases, so don't miss getting your share of the  good things.  25  PER CENT. DISCOUNT  On the following Lines:���������Cut right in two !  25  Ladies' Jackets, Misses' and Children's Jackets and Furs, Children's  Dresses, Dress Goods, Ladies' Lined Gloves and Mitts, Men's Overcoats, Boys' and Youths' Reefers; Flannel and Flannelette Blouses,  Ladies' 'Tailor-Made Skirts, Etc.  We would advise an early call for first choice, as we have included  in this Sale a lot of very desirable lines. They are well worth the  attention of the Bargain Seeker.  Reid & Young  Dealers in  FIRST-CUSS  Groceries  flour, feed  Mcflary's  famous stoves  Tinware, tiraniteware  Heavy and  Shelf Hardware  Stores at  Revelstoke  Nakusp  New Denver:  ���������Wl It.  I'-'-*  ItL^.  IP  f  ;f: i.  It: i*  I Iaternatioaal        j  !     S. S. Lessons.*!  ��������� ������  i|IMIIIM><������lltl>������*>ll>lt!  LESSON XI.���������DKCKM I'.ICR 11, 1002.  THE BOY SAMUEL.  I.   Siisnuol 3 :   G-H.  Lord;  for  thy  God.  OOl-PKN   Ti'.XT.-S|.ra  ���������***rTarn h'-aritii���������1 S:;!:i.  TOl'lC'.���������A clill'l ran .->���������  T!m*-.���������riohaMy n!...v.i lll'.l II. C: tlio  coiiiutuu   'I:    li-': >::v   iti.it.r.-,   .;   11U   M.C.  riao\ ��������� .Shi'oh, vltt'i-,' tin1 ail: und ttilicr-  **.a������-lc   *vf:v.  I'ersons.���������Smmi.-l. tv.-ive y,-:i!-s oM, nnd  tEa, tiien   peilm!1*  s.-v ������'<��������� '-i.!i!  years  old.  DAU.V i:i:.uiiNi.;s.  U.���������Flatin^h's   I'niyi-r   fin-  a   Son,   1   Sam.  1 : US.  X.���������The ISIrtn o.- Sntiiutd.   1  Sam,  1 : 10-28.  W.���������TIip   Sin   of   lill's   Sous,    1   Sam.    2 :  I'.'-yO.  T.���������Thc Pror-lict's l'.c1>n'.o. 1 Sam. 2 : 27-30.  F.���������The llov  -.uniiu'l.  I Sum. .'I : 1-14.  &���������Sninurt 'Tells   Ell.   1  Sam.  3 !  1.1-!il.  R.���������Punisliiiu-ut  of   Kll's   Suns,   1   Haul.  1������  1-1S.  LESSON EXPOSITION.  I. The Calls.���������-The J.ord called yet  again, Samuel, v. 0. Samuel was yet a  mere boy, "a child.'' helping Hi", the  aged priest, in keeping tlie house of  Ood in order. His work was that of a  servant, trimming nnd filling the lamps,  cleaning aud dusting the lurniture of  the house, and doing whatever else Kli  night direct-  The boy heard his name called several  times, and each time ran to Jili, believing" the priest had called him. But  Eli declared that he had not called, and  tiki  the bov lie down again.  Samuel' aid not yet know th������ Lord,  ���������*. 7. It was a new experience, liven  t> the sanctuary the boy hod not heard  ef tho Lord calling to the priest, luueh  less to himself. The second clause explains the first; for Samuel did not  ���������enow that the Lord intended to speak  > through him, or had purposed to make  him a prophet.  The Lord called yet again the third  time, v. 8. Tho Common English Version makes the second and third re-  ponses of Samuel emphatic, "thou didst  call me;" hut the Hebrew makes the  force the same in the throe responses.  <See Revised Version.) Three times  In succession Sninuel springs up and  answers what he supposes to be the  aged Eli's calls. There may have been  emphasis in his voice, but his words  quoted in the narrative give no hint of  li. There is no intimation of fretting  or impatience over being aroused the  second and third times. The boy per-  iaps thought t)M old man was wandering in his sleep. But Kli now suspected  tlie call to be from .lehovah. Bo he bids  the lad lie down once more, but tells  him what to say if the call comes a  fourth time.  Tbe Lord came, and stood, and called, v. 11).   Thc call is as before, but now  there is. rt appearance, a being standing, a. presence scon by the child.    The  sacred writer seems to call on the reader  to  note, this  difference.    Moreover,  he  ���������Bees a.-;different-'word tor vision.   In v.  1 it is hazon, in v. 15 it is mareh. the  latter meaning a natural sight,    Now,  ���������oo, there is a double caff, Samuel, Saui-  -oel, as ii the Lord would have the lad  recognize  and  remember  the  voice  by  repetition-    The repeating may also indicate the earnestness of the call.  JJL The Starlling Message.���������1 will do  a' thing in Israel, v. 11. Or, "I do a  thing." The historic present is very  common in prophecy. The seer appears  to behold the events passing like a  panorama before his vision. Though the  judgment upon the sous of Eli was  delayed some years, yet it appeared as already occurring, it is quite  probable that Samuel was twelve, entering his thirteenth year, thus becoming a "son of the law"���������the same age  that Jesus was when he went up to  the temple to tho passover. It would  therefore be a filing time for Samuel  to receive this prophetic message. IV  Introduced Mm as a prophet; V.li coulfl  ���������attest the call; the first message would  clear tbe way for Samuel to become the  ���������reformer, since Eli's house was to fall.  T*TU'new3 would make the ears of all  to tingle.  When I begin, 1 will also make an end,  ���������������."��������� 12. Or, "from the beginning even  ���������onto the end." Thc Lord would be thorough, completing the judgment that had  already begun, since Samuel was now  doing "what properly belonged to Eli's  "Sons. "i^-^^==���������-=--===----^=^--^=i=^,.=i  For the Iniquity which he knoweth,  *r. 13. The "thing" which the Lord  would do (v. 11) would be so unexpected and dreadful that it would make  both ears tingle, as if the hearer had  received a slap upon both ears at once,  aiiis ou;*ht not to have been unlocked  for by Eli or his soih, for they had  been fully warned (v. 12). They had  ' rot heeded; the sin continued; judgment must fall (v. 13). His sons went op  recklessly. In spite of the warning* to  Eli, and Drought ''a curse upon them-  a*lve������." The' old Greek version renders  the clans* hy n-sij-ninf* the ronton for  the judgment : "they reviled" or did  "���������peak evil of Qod." They answered  ���������he warnings fey cursings, condemning  Ood and chirging him with harshness  "because of their lot. Eli "restrained  them not." Tlie Hebrew thonsht more  exactly may Zf, "he humbled them not"  ���������that is, he Aid not dismiss them from  Che priestly office, but allowed them to  eontinue In it, and this added to their  iniquity and disgrace in the divine ser-  ���������rice. For this aggravated sin God would  ���������end terrible and swift judgment. Their  .���������in could not bo "purged"���������that is,  ��������� "expiafed"'���������by sacrifices or offerings, for  ' (their hearts were hardened in sin.  ' Shall not be purged with saerilice nor  ������ffering forever, .v. 1-1. This seems to  point to the perversion very common in  oil ages respecting the value-of sacrifices. Probably Eli or his sons believed  that if they made tlio offerings and  ���������sacrifices required under the Mosaic law,  their sias would- be cancelled, anil they  ���������might eo on in any kiiids of evil which  ���������pleased" them. They forgot that sacrifice* were accepted only as signs and  expressions of repentance and of forsaking sin- But if sin is wilfully continued  Shere is no true repentance, and the sacrifices become a mockery and an abomination to Clod.  Then Samuel had the painful duty of  -Slaking known this message lo Eli. Sum-  tncl lay until morning, opened the doors  -of the house of the Lord., and then was  ���������required by Kit, who appears to have  ���������apprehended the nature of the tcrribln  ���������tidings, to tell it all to tte aged high  Jirlest.    So Samuel was recognized    in  all  Israel  as  a  prophet  of  the    Lord.  ' The godly childhood led to noblo. and  godly manhood. Great characters do not  require great  experience  iu  sin.     It  is  1 not needful that sin abound in the  youth to have godlincbs or grace abound  in the adult. Uod trains liis public servants in various ways. I'ikiI had a  solid Jewish cducalioii; Moses was an  Egvpliun scholar and courtier; Au-.-is-  tine. was a arcat student of h'L'ic and  ihetoric: CliiysoMmn was a brilliant,  .iivrycr; ' Ambi'iiswi w.'.s a ���������.���������ons-cionlioua  civi'l oflWr; Tim-jlby was trained in the  Jewish Scrip!tires.  TOl'KS EOll CLASS YVOUK.  1. The  duties  of  the  boy  Samuel   In  Cod's house.  il. Thc calls; how many, and how  enswovuil by Samuel.  3. The character of Eli's sons; and  Eli's sin.  4. The mcs������nge of the Lord, and what  it meant to Kii and  to Samuel.  5. How Samuel r-'venlod the painful  truth to Eli, and the weak response.  THE LESSON EUOM THE DESK.  1. Thc young can serve God by helping  parents,  tciiuliurs  and   ministers.  2. Tho suit-Host service may be a better test of character than thc greatest  work.  3. The calls of Grid may come nt first  ���������without explanations, and require faith  nnd  prompt  obedience.  4. God may delay judgment upon the.  wilful sinner, as he did upon Eli's  house, but it will be terrible when it  comes.  5. Faithfulness even in unpleasant  thirds brings its reward; while unfaithfulness in parent and in child costs the  comfort and peace of any home in the  end.  Tba Wisdom oi Lorenzo.  The  Blrtli'lny Present.  It was to be a profound surprise.  "One," said Bessie, "that mamma  mustn't even Buspcct. We mustn't drop  a hint���������not the leastest.bit of a one;  mamma'd guess it in no time if we did."  "Let's pledge ourselves to warfare  against the one who gives her a single  clue," suggested Harold.  When the four eamo back from the  hall, where they had "taken the* oath,"  they continued their discussion with a  remarkably "serious air..  "What must we give���������something  nice���������nicer'n anything she got last  year," said Harold, breaking the silence.  "Let's���������see," pondered Bessie, slowly,  her "thinking cap" making itself evident in the tiny "considering piickcTs"  on her forehead. "Ilcr birthday's on  Wednesday, and it's Monday now������������������  we've no lime to lose."  "Let's get what she'd rather havs  than anything else���������let's!"  ft was the first time Carl had spoken  since the "secret meeting", had convened.  "That's what we're going to," replied  Harold; "why we're thinking so long,"  and it did seem long, for Harold was  expecting any moment to hear Willy  Ferguson's "call whistle" at the gate,  which meant one little Holman less to  discuss tlie question of the birthday  gift.  "She bad a watch last year���������from  Switzerland," said Carl, ruefully, for  hadn't he seen the stock of fine ones  nt Freeman's���������"belter'n thev make in  Switzerland!"  "And a chafing di~h." added Bessie,  counting on her lingers, "and a chair and  a desk and a "  "We can't get any of these." It wa������  Harold's    turn    to    think.      "Besides,  tlirWd cost "  '���������We'd never thought    of    that," ex-  :laimed  Bessie- in  iPsraay,  "about   ths  money!    I don't believe we can get���������I  haven't a cent!"  "Nor I!"  Bay "fished" into the pockets of his  trousers���������his first one3���������and drew from  their���������to him���������magical depths only a  jackknife handle.  "Then we can't-���������"  "But we must, Harold!" said Bessie,  .with all the emphasis she could command. "Wc must! Mamma'd feel so  disappointed with nothing���������now we'vo  planned so muchl"  "And we wanted it better'a anything  she'd ever had," and Rav looked to  Carl.  "And it can be���������if you agrcel"    Carl  went to the lower drawer of the book-  "case���������and���������topk^^out^his^box-of^JJTonu  Thumb" stationery.    "I just thought of  tt!"  Bessie looked up inquiringly.  "It's something wc each   can   give���������  what she's wanted and wanted���������ever so  long!    And what she's asked for, too,"  mysteriously.  "I���������don't���������see," said Harold, thoroughly puzzled. "H'e haven't got any  money!"  "Don't need any. Walt! Ill get mine  ready and then you'll see."  Carl went to thc table and 'wrote on  i page of his delicate paper:  "For Mamma's Birth-lay PrcmTtt. T'll  5ive up my whistle in the house forever  and ever and  ever.    Carl."  They all erowded to look over Carl's  shoulder.  "Splendid!"    exclaimed      Bessie.      "I  know what 111 give-"  "And   I !"  cried  Harold.  Bay  didn't quite understand.    Be?sii*  trhUpored   something   to   him,   and   all  that the rest could hear was "cap."  What excellent, gifts t.hey were!  "I promise not to read a word  af'.nr  It gets dusk���������before; the gas is lighted.  Besein."  "I'll hang up all my 11 ings in llieir  proper place when I com*; from play  >r errands���������I Teally and truly will.  Harold."  "Kay will not forget to take off hU  ������������p In the sitting-room."  Mrs. Holman smiled her sweetest mother Bmile when she received her gifts  two days later.  "They are the choicest presents T  nave ever received," she Miid, hi npily,  'for they arc something we all can  Kecp.''--.Ade1bcrt T". Caldwell, In The  youth's Companion.  Mistress���������-Poor darling littlo Topsy 1  I'm afraid she will never recover. Do  rou know, Bridget, I think thc kindest  vhing would be to havo her shot, and  iut out of her misery 1  Bridget���������'Deed, mn.m, I wouldn't do  .hat. Sure, she might get better, after  ill, an' then yc's be sorry ye'd had lor  Th* 'Theorist put on his wisest look.  "Orlando, my friend and brother/' he said, "let mo advise thee.  Because a maid is passing fair thou must  not cast thy heart before her. Thou  shouldst steel thy heart against smiles;  but, no, iliim winkest like a jester. Gad-  ?ooks! 'twill never do. Think of thy  family, of thy great ancestor who held  thc keys of a King's wine cellar. Think  thou of him and let thy pride hear Hiccup. Thou must beware the pitfalls and  the snares, else will all be l"*t and thou  hound, yea chained, in wedlock lo a maid  below  thy station.  "Orlai iio, my friend and brother, let  mc tell luce how* lo pick a wife. As thou  kuuwpst, men call me Lorenzo the Wise,  and 'lis ������ name that by the saints 1 wvll*  deserve. By that name, which 1 hold  precious, by Hint name, I say, will I reveal to thee the secret of true happiness. Thou.ni.ist use reason. Fools tell  thee that Love and Logic arc enemies  and would have thec dash into courtship  like a knight into battle. It is for thee  to reconcile these enemies, for Love without Logic is honey without bread and  thou wilt soon bo sickened. Do I not  know how I myself,have suffered? Did  I not wed a woman'with the temper of  it Tnrt.tr, and am I not bald and broken V  "When thou sccst a maid that strikes  thy fancy, study her well, Orlando. Ask  thyself if it he really love that has come  opon thee. Prithee, mistake it not.  e;ooil Orlando. 'Tis a strange disease,  but if thou art truly stricken bring thy  reason to thy aid. Assure thyself that  her temper be sweet, llemcmbcr wedlock  is not for a day. Perhaps thou shall be  compelled to sec- that oval face grow  peaked, that brow wrinkle, and those  eyes lose lnstrc. Wilt thou love hei  then, Orlando? Thou canst not bo loo  cautious. Loam if her tastes be like  thine, for that is all-important, good  Orlando. Then, thou must not forget  what I have said about marrying beneath thy station. If her father bo a  plain man, an unfortunate without ancestors, a fellow who cannot say, 'My  grandsire was cupbearer to a drunken  King,' thou must give her up, even  though thy heart shall pain thee like, an  aching tooth. That is my counsel, Orlando. I have said my say. Ponder it  well, my'friend and brother, and future  years will find thee blessing the memory  of Lorenzo the Wise."  Orlando smoothed his ribbons and  twirled his cane' In truth he was something of a fop, and, having the conceit  of liis class, seemed little impressed by  the words of the good Lorenzo. "Arl  through, Sir Wisdom?" he asked haughtily; "If so'let the wise Orlando have a  single word, nay two.   Forget it."       '  Lorenzo sadly went upon his way, and  the twain came not together until year?  had passed. Orlando had been away to  the wars, and had come back, with a  great stock of reuiiniscences.a taste for  strange vintages, and something else.  They met one day upon the highway and  after thc greeting Lorenzo asked:  "Orlando, inv friend and brother, how  hast thou fare'd?"  "Thou meanest how havo we fared,''  responded Orlando. "I would have thee  to know that I have taken unto myself  a wife."  "Gadzookal" ejaculated Lorenzo. "And  didst thou study her well?"  "Yea, and tbe more I studied her thc  more was I lost in wonderment."  "What was her station, good Orlando!". . -   -  "Breathe it softly, if thou lovest me.  An innkcepciCs daughter."  "Again Gadzooks! Doth she possess  learning?   I wot not."  "There thou art in error. She knoweth little of books, but few excclletu her  in a knowledge of the wiles of love."  "Thy rashness runneth back for years,  I venture?"  "Full seven years."  "The wiles of love groweth wearisome,  and man longcth for the sight of a fresh  face. Orlando, my friend and brother, I  fear thou hast ruined thy,life. Why  didst thou not remember thy. great an*  cestor?" '���������''���������'.��������� , -. '��������� , '    '  "A man's ancestors be dead and nis  sweetheartlivet'n."  "She hath tastes like thine?"     '  "Nay.    She hateth Greek, liketh the  play, and goelh wild when mountebanks  performeth in the market place."  "Thou art vastly, different Thou  canst have no peace in thy household."  "Can3t, didst thou say? Thou art  WTonc, Lorenzo.   Look thou upon a man  Interesting Items.  The expression "watered stock," which  describes so well thc expansion of the  stock of a company beyond thc value of  .the property, originated, it is said, in  connection with Daniel Drew, who was  once the wealthiest and most unique  manipulator iu Wall street. Drew had  been a drover in bis younger days, and  it was said of him that before selling his  catllo in tho market he would first give  thorn largo quantities of salt to make  Uiem thirsty and then provide 'them with  all thc witter they could drink. In this  way their weight was greatly increased,  and the purchaser was buying "watered  stock."  There are nbout 100,000,000 stars discernible through modern telescopes. In  tho mere matter of listing the stars there  is nn enormous amount of work. Four  hundred thousand have, been listed in tliC  last half-century at the observatory at  Bonn. Dr. T'orne, in the Argentine Republic, has listed a half-million. As to  the stars which it is impossible to.handlo  individually, there is an association of  observatories engaged in making a photographic, chart of the sky on the largest  scale. When the observatories all over  the world have handed in tlieir work, we  shall have a picture of the whole sky, the  labor of an entire generation of astronomers.  A writer in tho "Outlook" says ef the  Doukhobors settled in Western Canada:  "Ono of the few English words they  know is 'grease,' and upon my offering  them any food, bread, for instance, they  woiild look nt it suspiciously and enquire,  'Grense?' They were afraid that lard or  tallow might have been used in making  the bread, and if so they would not eai  it. Some of thc Indians do not care to  have the Doukhobors visit them, as they  are regarded a3 'queer,' and I have seen  a Crcc Indian wave' nn approaching  Doukhobor away by holding up a piece  of bannock in front of his "lent, with a  deprecating gesture and t'hc word  'Grease!'"  The Government of British Columbia  has established "traveling libraries" for  the 'benefit of the numerous lumber and  mining camp3 nnd townships in that province. After an extensive tour, the secretary of the "Canadian Reading Camp  Movement" reports that these libraries  are doing excellent work. Asked what  class of books wns most in demand, he  replied that fiction undoubtedly was mosf  acceptable. He thought that 85 per cent,  'of the books read in the camps came under that head. The3C men worked hard  and needed mental recreation. They  would read only a little biography, and  less science andhislory. It was no use  sending them books they would not read.  "Even a good detective story is better  than ribthiiig."  A Parisian lady doctor of medicine has  had a splendid idea. Her sister, not having gone in for thc higher education, eel  up as.a corscticre (stay-maker). Now  thc two have joined forces, and arc  amassing a fortune. They have combined their different professional capacities in the following manner: Customers  calling find themselves first ushered into  the lady .doctor's consulting-room. There  they undergo a regular medical examination- " They have lo answer thc usual  practitioner's questions, thc pulse is felt,  lungs sounded, heart listened to, and so  on. The doctor then draws up a diagnosis���������in other words, an exact description of t.hc kind of corset,which the build  or slate of health" of each customer're"  quires that she shall wear. They arc  then ushered into the room where the  si.-?ter presides over her branch of the  business, and takes the measurements in  strict accordance wilh the medical instructions. Thc partnership of stay-mak-  eT and physician has proved so successful that, although thc charges made nre  on the highest scale of the corset trade,  consulting-room and filling-shop are always crowded.  uiu ���������. reject ������ ������.^ ������j ���������, ���������   ->  heart often giveth the best counsel 1  heeded its promptings and found happiness. Thou sought to.make me miserable, Sir Wisdom, and now I say, "Have  done with Jhee!'   Back to thy cave!'  And'~^n^T^ain^rwrenzo-wwjfe=^adl v  upon his way.���������John Taylor Waldorf.  ���������Is the manager up to date?-' "Up to  date! Why, he's jus', introduced a game  of ping-pong in the b-ilcony scene in  ���������Romeo and Julief!'"���������"Tit-Bits."  He Offered Her  His Heart.  "But do you take Dr  Agnew's Cure? If not, you  know, I couldn't risk accepting  It." she said.  Sbo is wiso. His heart may  be disordered and his life in  danger.  No matter how strong his  heart is, Dr. Agnew's Heart  Cure will make it stronger and  his system healthier. No mutter now weak from any.disease,  it would put him on his feet  physically. -   .  Dr. Von Stan's Pinoapplo Tablots  fflvo tho atomnch a vacation Tjy dl-  -jcitln** the food for it. Pineapple  will digest boot or tho [tr<Misi*.st of  food. Dyspeptics eat heartily and  laugh nnd grow fat wlillo getting  onrod by thli cum.   Prlco 85o.       ������0  A Message From the Pulpit  In the old days���������and probably to  some extent at the present day���������the  Scotch clergyman w.is very much the  pastor of his flock. He looked out for  the big and little needs of their souls,  and also of their bodies. Dean Ramsay,  in his good old book. "Scottish Liie and  Character," tells a story vouched for by  one of his correspondents, as authentic.  John Brown, Burgher minister at  ���������Whitburn, grandfather of the author of  "Bab and tjis Friends," was traveling  in the early part of this century on a  small Shetland pony to attend lhe summer sacrament at Haddington. Between Miiso-olburch and Tranent he  ove.rtook one of his own people.  "Whal are ye dain' here, Janet, and  ������wha'irwvj*i='-'aun this warm wathcr?"  " 'Dce'd, sir,** replied Janetr'Tm-gaun  lo Haddington for thc occasion, on' cx-  peck to hear ye preach this efternoon."  "Vcrn weel,"Janet, but w'naur ye gaun  to sleep?''  "I dinna ken,  sir, but Providence   is  aye kind, an' 11 provide a bed."  *Mr. Brown jogged on to Haddington.  After service in the afternoon, before  he pronounced a blessing, he said from  the pulpit:  '���������\Vh.iur*s the auld wine that followed  m" frao Whitburn?"  ������������������'Uvrf 1 "W, *'-'." pi-x-d n shrill voice  from a back ne.it.  "Aweel," ������aid Mr. Brown, "I havo  fund yc a bed; ye're to slcup wi' Jennie  Fife."  'Scare Heads."  In the han������3 of the modern news-  pnfier man an ordinary incident -receive!  a melodramatic flavor, while a tragic episode is. made trebly thrilling by sensational headlines. Were Hamlet described in a press telegram,,the mes������ag������  would be headed something like this,  large -letterss' "Appalling Tragedy in  Denmark; King Murdered By Hi.i  Brother; Young Court Lady Goes Mad  and Drowns Herself; Four Royal Personages  Slaughtered!"  "The Merchant of Venice", instead of  appearing under that rnodcat and commonplace title, would have been heralded by tthe liner'as "Extraordinary Venetian Trial: A Jew Money-lender Claims  % Pound of Human Flesh!"  In like manner, "Romeo and Juliet"  would have, bneome---"Deplorable an<i  Pathetic Tragedy in High LW*. Two  Lovers Commit Suicide!" or something  of that sort. These examples indicate  how Shaknaps-arc's t.c.r������e. titles would  have ������liol, out if handled by the modern  journalist.  Ill !���������* .'  Young Doctor���������-AVIiicli kind of patients  :lo you "(lml il the. linrclesl. lo cure? Old  iWt.or���������Those, who have nothing tho  matter with Ihcin.���������"Judge."  Mainly About People.  In a rural justice court in Georgia, re-  cenUy, an old negro, whose testimony  had been questioned by a lawyer, Baid in  his own defence: "Jedge, I'm a good  man. I besn a-livin' 'roun' heah ten  years. I ain't never been lyn-.-hed; en  de only boss I ever stolod th'owcd ni2 en  brok-jiny two legs!"  A writer in the "Nineteenth Century"  gives an example of the camp gossip that  is considered seriously by some and even  serves ns material iov profound historians. After complete inaction for six  weeks nt Jloildcr River, two men were  overheard talking ns they wore taking  an after-dinner smoke in lhe sun. "'Ave  you written 'omc, Bill?" Bill had written " 'omc." "An' 'avo you told 'cm t'hc  truth, Bill' 'Ave you told 'em that we're  up to our knees iu blood?"   Bill had.  Rowland Hill once rend from his pulpit  an anonymous letter reproaching him  with driving to chapel in his carriage,  and reminding him that this was not  our blessed Lord's mode of traveling. He  then snid: "I must admit that it is not;  but if the writer of this letter will come  here next Sunday, bridled and saddled, I  shall hnve great pleasure in following  our blessed Lord's example in that as in  all other matters within my power."  One of the best repartees of Dr, Richard Bnsby, from many points of view  the greatest English schoolmaster that  ever lived, was provoked by one of the  perverts of the time of James IL, the.  famous Father Petre, who had been under him at Westminster. Busby asked  him why be had changed his faith. Thc  quondam pupjl replied that "tlie Lord  had need of him." "I have read thc Scriptures pretty diligently," snid Busby, "and  never read that the Lord had need of  anything but once, and then it wts of an  ass."  Once, in the course of a speech which  was punctunted by interruptions, in Parliament, John Bright was saying: "Personally, I do not feel disposed to wage  war against these Philistines," when an  unruly member of his audience shouted,  "Hee-haw!" "If, however," Mr. Bright  continued without pause, "my friend a I  the back of the hall will lend mo one" of  his jaws I shall be encouraged to reconsider my attitude, in view of the historic  success'of Samsou when provided with  a similar weapon."  The Paris letter in the Philadelphia  "Post" tells of two blessings of Western  civilization it is the ambilion of an educated Japanese girl to take home to her  land; It was at one of M. Dcleasse's receptions in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. She came wilh the Japanese Ambassador's party, and she was winsome  as a flower, this delicate Japanese girl  ���������oh, an amber girl!���������dressed in the  silken splendor'of her race. Therefore  was it almost uncanny to hoar her talk  with a Down Hast accent. When you  gasped she said, "Why, I'm a Wcllcsley  g'rrl, you know." "And you are going  home?" "Yea, back to Japan." Thc  small face grew very serious. "I wanL  to teach my people two things when I  get back," she said���������"ice cream and the  Gospel."  Rumors that the Archbishop of Canterbury, who made 'such a muddle of  vK.ing l<idward's coronation, is about to rc-  "lire recalls stories oi the aged prelate's  brusqueness of manner. On one occasion  he received a deputation of schoolmasters, who complained that an inspector  did not treat them like gentlemen.  ''Well, what of that?" replied the courteous "Temple, "you" aren't gentlemen."  One night he was dining with the late  Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle. The  conversation took a clerical turn, and  Her Majesty recalled thc rather unusual  episode of two "bishops of the Church of  England being consecrated nt the same  time. "They were Lord Arthur Hwcy,  Bishop of Bath and AVells and���������and���������  and���������*' she continued, Hie Archbishop  having prompted her, "Dr.'John Maekar-  ncss, Bishop of Oxford."' "What a marvelous memory Your Majesty hasl" exclaimed s. courtsous courtier, who was  sitting at the table. "No, sho hasn't,"  retorted tho polite primate, "I've just  told her."  When Browning was once asked for  the explanation of an obsenre passage in  one of his poems, he is- said to have referred the enquirer to thc Browning (Society, "who could tell him all about it."  Some Gottingcm students who had a keen  admiration, for Klopstock���������thc "German  Milton"���������found one of his stanzas unintelligible, and begged him to explain its  exact meaning to them. The pcet read  the stanza���������then carefully rerea-1 it���������  then rend it again, while all looked on  with bated breath. At last he spoke: "I  cannot recollect what I meant when I  wrote it, but I do remember that il was  one of the finest things I ever wrote,  nnd you cannot do better than devote  yourlives to" tho discovery of its mean-  "liig." "This-was -pretty-good -f or_a_mod^  est man, but the finest repartee oi tho  kind is tfhot attributed to old Jacob  Boehme, the shoemaker and mystic. Certain disciples came to him on Ms deathbed, imploring him to expound a difficult  passage of crucial importance in his philosophical system. "My dear childron,"  began Bochma, nf:er wrestling in spirit  for a time, "when I wrote tins I undcr-  f-tood its meaning, nnd no doubi tbe omniscient God did. He mny still remember its meaning, but J have forgotten."  Bird-Mad.  Many persons "not'"lo the manner  born" are embarking on nature study,  to the weariness of their friends. They  sit in parks nnd fields with opera glasses,  and see birds that never were "on sea  or land." And sometimes their bored  friends rebel.  In a town where unlrained observation ragca an elderly lady met nn acquaintance in a shady avenue," and a3kcd  her:  "Do you know anything about birds!"  "No," said the other. "I'm sorry, but  I  don't."  "Sorry! Oh, you're such a relief! I  just met'Mrs. U, and she grasped my  hand, gazed upward, nnd said, fOh, did  you hear that perfectly lovely spike-  beaked, purple-eyed  tickle-bird?'  "I hadn't gone a block before I met  Mrs. K. Tlush!' said she, ecstatically.  ���������Don't move a muscle.! Right up there  on that branch is one of those rare, exquisite, speckle ��������� winged, ring - tailed  screnmers.'  "You and I seem to be tho'onW sane  people.   Let us rejoice in chorus."  "How fast they build houses now,"  said .Toricfj. "They began that residence  over there only last week, now they are  putting in the'lights." "Yes," exclaimed  Smith, "and next week they will put in  the liver."  FOLLOWED INSTRUCTIONS   I  H������ 1Vm Told to Write Ills Name With lit* J  \ toft Huml ������n<������ II* 1>H1 So������      , (  *'Bank clerks are ao often called upon, for directions that they sometimes  fall into tbe habit of giving them in  a hurried and mechanical manner,  consequently they are frequently misunderstood," remarked the cleric of a  savings institution in New York to n  reporter the other Gay. "For instance,  tbe usual formmula whon a .strar.ger  is called upon to sign his name t3_  'Sign here���������pen and Ink at your loft  hand.' Ono morning last week a  stranger entered our bank and asked  ine for a certificate of deposit for a  considerable sum of money, which hi  handed over. I counted the money,  and found tho amount to bo as staled, and hurriedly Raid: 'Sign there-  pen and ink at your left band.'  "Woll, it took'iho stranisor a lona  time to sign his name, but I thought  nothing more of it, and Issued tho  cerltllcate of deposit. About a wee.:  later the same man. whose face I had  forgotten, reappeared' and liresentcJ  tho certiorate. He dashed off an ornate signature, which I proceeded to  compare with the first signature. The  two were vastly different, as tbe first  one was apparently the labored effort  of an old man. (  "'I can't pay you this money, olr, T  Gald- , ,. ������  '"Why not?"   asked the   astonlsheO  stranger. '.���������������������������������������������  " 'Because It is not the signature ot  tho man to whom I Issued the cei'lLl-  cate of deposit,' I replied.  " 'Well,' said the stranger 'when I  was here a week ngo you told me tj  write my name with "my left hand,  and I did so, but I can't write very  well that way.'  " Then will you oblige mo by writing your name with your left hand  again?' I asked, as a' light dawned  upon mc.  "'Certainly,' said the man, and after much labor he produced a facsimile of bis first signature, and I apologized and paid bim his money."   .���������_      -M  Tie in ltlolt llt'canai* lie l.tist A Do*;,  "Hello!" exclaimed the adverlU-  ment clerk as ho read the ton scrawls  on the yellow slip. "Lost another  dog?"  "Sure!" rcspordc-1 the little m.in at  the counter, "and If things contiuuo  I may keep on losirg them."  Tho clerk was interested.  "What's the game?"  "Easier than falling oft a log and  richer than Cape Nome. You remember I came down last Tuesday with  an 'ad' that informed tbe_ public that  I had lost a dog. I didn't mention  the pedigree of the missing canine,  but merely stated that a suitable toward would be paid for -the' return.  ���������Well, the 'ad' appeared In the afternoon and the dogs appeared in the  morning. Yes, sir, they, appeared. I-  had to get a dog medicine almanac to  distinguish the breeds. There were  .towering mastiffs, ugly bulls, French  poodles and scores of others. Kvery  five minutes the bell would ring and  a kid -would say. "Is ..this your 'dog,  mister?' 'Sure!' I'd say, "just"hand  him in and here's a dime for your  trouble.' If the kid raised a rumpus  I just threatened to have him pinched.  If they' brought a yellow cur around  I'd just tell them the nearest route to  the dog pound. Say, I must "go down  and see about that carload of pugs I m  shipping Bast."  "Carload?"  "Sure! Why, man, you don't understand this business. It beats th������  endless chain all hollow.    So "  "What's the ��������� matter with your  hand?"  "Writer's' cramp from indorsing  checks. To-night I eat lobster, drink  imported and try a tew turns on tho  green cloth. One weolc ago I couldn't  drink third-grade California. But today���������well, to-day, I'm the man who  lost a dog.   So. long!"  ,1Jii*t He l>i>,tln**iiinlic'l the Hut.  A professor went into a crowded  restaurant in New York tor luncheon  one hot day. The negro in charge ot  the big corridor where the bat shelves  stood was an Intelligent looking fellow, and his bow and smile were not  of the obsequious, stupid kind so  often affected by colored walterB and  doormen in hotels. He took tho r-ro-  fessor's-hat and gave__no_check_ for_ll^  in return.  An hour later, when the professor  came out of the dining room, the negro  glanced at him in a comprehensive'  way turned to thc shelves and handed  him Ms hat. The, professor is a man  who prides himself on his powers of  observation, and the negro's ability  to remember to whom each article of  clothing belonged struck him as being very wonderful.  "How did you know this was my  fiat?" he asked.  'I didn't know It, sab." was the re-  fily.   .    "Then why dia you give It to mo?r  the professor persisted  'Because you gave it to me, sah"  I.lUe Mother, t.H'e l'atigliler.  There are precocious Infants nowadays to match the progressive women,  says the Woman's Home Companion.  The other day a tiny tot, surrounded  by her dolls, announced to her mamma that she .had organized a woman's  club, with her own self as president  and the doll as members.  "Why did you not elect "one of tho  dolls as president?" queried the mother. Interestedly.  "Oh," answered this observant little baby girl, promptly, "dolls can't  talk, and you know the president docs  all the talking."  , "I must'Insist," declared Diana, who  was the acknowledged leader of the  Olympian ..Woman's Suffrage party,  "that the purity of the ballot would  le conserved by allowing us to vote."  "Nonsense," protested Mercury,  lender of the opposilion, "you wouldn't  be able to control the. mouse of Hls-  t< .������������������; she's a natural bom repeaici.".  ���������I'hiladelphla Press. ^  H. S. Barnes, of Rat Portage, Tells of the Trials  of the Early Settler  Suffered Terribly from Kidney Complaint but was Speedily Relieved  und Cured by Dodd's Kidney  Pills.  Rat Portage, Out., Dec. 1.���������(Special. )���������Everybody in Rat Portage  knows H. S. Barnes, father of a  former mayor and one of tho oldest  inhabitants of tho metropolis of New  Ontario. Though seventy-nine years  of age, Mr. Barnes looks younger than  many men of many fewer years, and is  possessed of wonderful vitality and  activity. ;  A pioneer of this district, Mr.  Barnes tells many tales of early life  in the wilds ef New Ontario, but none  more interesting than the following:  "I was terribly troubled with Kidney Complaint. 1 suffered severely.  with pains across my back, and with  a scalding, burning sensation .when  urinating "that wawgv'ery painful.   .  "Though I- had little faith in proprietary medicines, I had a box of  Dodd's Kidney Pills in the house that  I had procured fer my wife,- and commenced taking them with good effect.  "It was not long till my acquaintances started to greet me on' the  street with 'Hello, Mr. Barnes; how  young you are looking.' They were  not astray. I felt smart too, and fed "  younger and in better health than I  have been for years.' My, Kidney Complaint was completely cured by,  Dodd's Kidney Pills."  -Came Out Just'Even.  To illustrate how far wrong one maj  go in trying to estimate the goods and  ills in another man's life, a speaker  at a recent public dinner told this story:  Two good New Englanders met nt a college re-union after twenty-five year?.  They (had been close friends in the oKl  days, but had lost track of each other  since. -    "  "     "  .> ������  "Well, Bill?"  "Woll, Oharloy?" ���������   . ''  ���������,        : -:  ..  "Tell me about yourself.  .Where"have  you been, and what have you   .done.?"  What has your life been all this quarter  of a century?"  "Well, Charley,"  said  "Bill," .rcflect-  .ively and somewhat sadly,  "I'm- about  where" I was when I started-out,- twenty- _.  five years ago."  "That so?"  "Ycsj just about in thc same place." ���������  "But something must have: happened  to you." .-  "Yes, I've been married."  "That's good."  "Well, I don't know.   She turned out,  to be. a terrible shrew."  "That's bad."-  "Well, I don't know. There was one  compensation, she was rich"  "That's good.". .  "Well, I don't know. Sho was also  stingy."  Thai's had."  "Well, I'm -not so sure���������she was' always just."  "That's good."  "Well, yes, I supposo so. But she  died."  "That's bad."    ~ ���������      --  "Well, I don't know. She left a great  deal of money."  "Of course. That was���������well, money  is an���������advantage."   - ���������          "Yes, it certainly is; but she didn't  leave me any."  "That's bod."  "Well, it might have been worse. She  left me a fine house."  "That's good."  "Yes, that was good���������while it lasted,  but the house burned."  "That's too bad."  ��������� "Yes, -that -was bad. It .wasn't insured_  either.   So I'm' just whero I waa when  I started." i  Three Stomachs on  a Week's Vacation.  Bat, drink and be merry while  giving the digestive apparatus a  healing;, wholesome rest |_   ".'���������'.-" -  It can ba done by the use of  OR. VON STAN'S '?  PINEAPPLE TABLETS.  Pineapple will digest meat in a  dish at 103������. | The rest euro is tho  best cure, the only cure for dyspepsia. That's the whole story except  that the Urge tablets digest food, the  ���������mail ones tone up the digestive  apparatus,���������Price SS cents.  Dr. Aflnew's Catarrhal Powder  opens a new tunnel In a choked up  nostril and lines it with a new membrane. In ten minutes will relieve  cold er catarrh or cure the, most  obstinate headache. A quick cure���������  ��������� safe ouro���������not a slow remedy.   IT.  >v  W. "V-fl" I -SVI-t. ivs* w-i-  V^r^w.j^Ww������������^WM^g...-|^,iTOmW,t~,. tin  /  =TKe MooTYstorke-  By Mr*. C. N. Williamson,  Author tf -* OW tt fitt People," Ete.  v.tT ..   ->.<���������. as n wM'.-wlsher o.  the family���������I can't say a friend, ns 1  hardly know the Grays Hii-sonall-y���������1  con't help thinking It's Just as well sho  didn't���������whatever was the reason that  caused her to back out apparently at  the last minute. One never knows the  rights ot these theatrical quarrels.  \Mazeppa,' as It -was to have been  played. Judging from tho posters,  wasn't a piece I should have cared: for  a daughter or sister of mine to appear  in."  . "No," said Newcome, calmly. But  there wan a spark In his eye at the.  thought of those posters. "  "A man was telling: me a day or two  ago that the family -are in financial  straits," continued Macalre. "The  mother's ill, and there's a ne'er-do-twell  young brother who failed in Ireland  with a paper he'd taken shares In."  (Macalre had not needed his detective  to tell him this; he had had a hand In  that little transaction himself, having  been a power behind the editorial  throne which had toppled.) "I don't  want to appear In the transaction al  all; but If you come out ahead In this  flsht with the Kid, and make youi  bow in socletty as a young: 'man ot  fashion, you might be able to help mc  do the trick and others of the same  sort. Between us we might get young  Gray a berth that would prop up the  family fortunes, oh?'  "If 1 can help, you may count on mc  for all I'm worth," responded New-  come, this time not attempting to cool  dow-n the growing warmth in hi?  breast. lie liked Lionel \Maca!re; and  now no warning thrill bade Win look  before he leaped���������to conclusions.  were rows of cushioned seats of war-  nut wood, sloping upward In tiers.  They would have accommodated a  hundred people, Instead of the dozen  here to-night. These seats walled In a  conventional- roped ���������'ring'*���������a square  about .twentty feet in dimension. At  each corner-of this square was a big  silver punch-bowl, in lieu of a basin, n  sliver Jug filled with scented water, and  n great bloated-looking sponge.  At sight of these preparations the  guests at once knew what sort of entertainment was in store for .them.  Even those who were familiar with the  Lion's Den had been uncertain- till this  CHAPTER XXVI.  The Lion's Den/  Lionel "Macalre was giving a dinner  to a few friends at his huge palace o������  ��������� house in Park lane.  Only a dozen men were" asked, and  there were no women save those engaged to sing and dance strange new  dances In" diaphanous rainbow draper-  lea' while the guests sat over their wine  and cigars. But the principal guest  mraa a royal personage, and a rumor  had gone round among those present  that after dinner was over the millionaire had a surprise up his.sleeve' for  hla friends.  Helwas ,'eelebrated for his surprises  of one-kind or another. -Sometimes  they were of a kind to be mentioned  afterwards only in whispers by , those  let into the secret; but they were always notable, not to be forgotten. And  Sirhape there was not another man in  upland who entertained with such eccentric magnificence as Lionel Ma-  oalre. It was because of this���������and  because, too, of a certain room in his  town house, or under it���������that he had  pot his nickname of Nero the Second.  ��������� 'And the room which, though few peo-  ple'ihad actuality seen It, had helped tc  swell his peculiar fame was called the  "Lion's Den." Strange scenes were  said to 'be enacted there sometimes.  ' \Hls dining-room was built like n  - Banqueting-}- all In an ancient Roman  palace. The floor waa of white marble,  and the domed celling was of blue and  ��������� gold mosaic, .the pillars supporting its  arches were of pink granite, and there  ' were wonderful curtains of Syrian-  dyed purple silk, bordered, with, scroll  patterns In gold. Against this purple  background statues of beautiful nude  figures stood out In gleaming white, for  Macaire was a patron of the arts, and  his tastes were distinctly French.  Under the open-work embroidery and  lace insertion of the table-cover was  cloth-of-gold; and the plate was gold  also, glittering -under the electric lights  that starred the blue vault of the celling. In such a room, and at such a  table, the men In their modern evening  dress looked oddly out of keeping; but  none so Incongruous as the host himself.  "With the cigars came a gold cigarette-ease for each guest, with his own  monogram In diamonds; and when the  last-pretty dancer had bowed her lightly-draped figure away behind one of  ���������������She .purple- curtains -and_no_rna.n_care_el_  for more wine���������even Lionel Macalre's  wine���������the host suggested to his most  honored guest an adjournment to the  "cellar" (as he called It), where something-amusing might .be expected.  A quiet srriile went round the clrle at  Nero's -way of referring to the "Lion's  Den." Every man knew that he was  in for some good sport.  They left the dining-room, coming  out Into an immense hall, then through  several passages, which-led*" them at  last to a fine bllllard-room. In one wall  ���������was a- great cupboard, .which held all  /torts of odds and ends; and.at the back  of this was a concealed door which  opened with a spring. It's existence  would havo been; difficult >.for- anyone'  eave an expt - in such rriatters to dls-  - cover unassisted;, and onl*y two of the  millionaire's most trusted employees  were in the secret, though there were  whispers in the servants' hall concerning a myslery in the 'house. The architect and the builder had kept their own  , counsel, as' bad Macalre's -favored  guests," ,and   If  the   millionaire  some-  ��������� times. provided illegal diversions for  bis friends there was little danger of  -an interruption from rudely raiding  police.  When the concealed door had retired  Into the wall as -magician fingers  touched tho hidden spring, a flight ot  -marble stairs could be seen, illuminated  "by electric lights set on either side. At  the bottom of-the steps was an open  apace floored and walled with marble,.  Here were two closed doors of oak.,  Ono ,of those Lionel. Macalre opened,  and his guests, led by Royalty, filed Into a curious room.  It was, as he had said, In the cellar,  but It, had-no connection with the other  cellars under tho huge house. Il could  ba entered 'by two doors only; one,  through which the party had Just  como, and another opening Into an adjoining apartment.  ���������The room wag thirty feet square at  least, and as plain as thc rest of tho  ���������Hnooe was elaborate.   -Round the walls  moment, lor the only permanent furnishings in the place consisted of the  rows of seats along the wall. Everything else could be changed according  to necessity.  Close to the ring were two chairs,  and as Macalre and his friends entered  two men Tose from these, bowing  slightly. Their faces were known to  several of the guests. One was a well-  known referee, the other a man appointed to act as time-keeper In the  anticipated sport. The former had Just  eome in from the next room, where the  principals in the scene about to be enacted had stripped for weighing, and  might soon be expected to appear.  When one of the front rows of seats  had been sparsely occupied, all eyes  turned towards the closed door of that  next room.  Presently It opened, and three men  came slouching in. One was of middle  age, or near It, with closely-cropped,  carrot-red hair, thick and bristly, a  straight line of auburn eyebrow, meeting across a pugnacious nose; fierce,  deep-set little eyes, like those of an  angry pig; a protruding chin " that  locked the lips above it tightly together when they were shut; and the chest  and arms of a giant. He wore loose  white drawers, canvas shoes that made  no noise when he 'moved; and as he  ciunc forward Ire grinned at the audience, suggestlngi'y clenching his hammer-like fists and swelling out his  ���������biceps so that the muscles rose like  springs of iron under the dark, hairy  skin.  This was Joety the Kid, and the twe  with him would see him through .the  fight. .    ' r'  The trio took their places at one corner of the ring, and a moment later"  another three came in at,L-he door they  had left open.  A tall, slim young fallow, dressed as  the Kid was dressed,*' entered with his  second and a trusted servant.of Macalre's, who had perlormed - many . o  queer, office in .this room. The newcomer looked, compared wilh Joey thc  Kid, like Antlnous beside .Hercules, oi  ���������David with Goliath. Stripped to thc  waist,- hla-face and throat bronze, hi.-  body marble, he seemed hardly more  than a youth; but the eyes eagerly  criticizing his form could find no fault  with it. A Greek sculptor- of old, lu  search of a -model for a young athlete,  would have seen in him perfection. Yet,  beautiful as his body was to the eye,  it appeared a monstrous injustice to  match his youthful strength against  the brawny bulk' of the big professional  prize-fighter.     ,  Macalre himself made the necossarj  announcement. He told his guests tha\  the- match was' to be under eleven  stone ten pounds, and was between Joe  Nash, whom they knew as Joey the  Kid, and an amateur, who, having no  name in English sporting -circles,  claimed the right to remain anonymou*-  until after the fight. He (Macalre)  vouched for him, and guaranteed tha;  ills record was no more than it professed to be. Nash had Just now beer  weighed at eleven stone nine pounds ii>  the weishlng-chair in the next room,  his opponent touching ten stone eigh!  pounds. The conditions of the flgh!  were the best of twenty three-minute  rounds with two-ounce gloves. If i.  i.;u to the full length it would be decided by points.  Having  given   this   Information,   he  put in a flattering word for the referee,  i\ ho looked pleased, and the prologue tt  (he play-was ovcr;-the-act about to_b?:_  Sin.  The -slim young man and the halr>  giant came forth from their .respective  torners and grasped each other's  hands, the former's second (who had  been his sparring partner) eyeing the  pair furtively, his face eager.  B'y.thls time each man in the audience ha'd his favorite. Notebooks wef-  out, and bets had been recorded. Fe\.  belieyed that the unknown aroateu:  hud a chance against the Kid, and  Hope Newcome felt adverse opinion.,  hanging heavy in the air, oppressing  his chest.  He was half ashamed of himself fo:  -what he was about to do, yet nothing  on earth'would now have induced hiir,  to draw back. It was all for Winifred. Already he had been able to help  her. If he could win this fight, and  winning it, step into the place which  Lionel Macalre had promKjd him, ht  would tell Winifred the-truth about th?  mission which had brc jht him to  England, and7isk her if, in spite of all  it entailed upon him, she would promise to be his wife. He dared not  think that she loved him, but she had  been heavenly sweet, and it might be  that She had learnt to care, just a Utile, during the days that they had been  "partners." With money he could at  least"try his luck. For, If he got it, it  would be his money, honestly though  strangely earned. He was going to do  all Ire knew to earn it now.  Newcome and Joey the Kid had never seen each other uutll they had  walked out half stripped from the partitioned spaces which they had used a?  dressing-closets In the next room.  He"had heard all that could be", .heard-  of the big man's record'from his owi;  ���������.parting partner, and that all was no;  encouraging to him. He had expected  to see a giant, but the Kid had proved  quaim o������ misgiving as his eyes an.l  the little pig-eyes of the noted prizefighter had met.  Now, however, with the touch of the  other's hand, all nervousness went.  Naver in his life had Hope Newcome  felt more cool, more confident in himself. "Realizing fully the almost desperate, task to which he had pledged himself, 'he trusted1 that If he could not  win the fight, at least his own splendid  condition, would make him no despicable foe for the hero of the ring against  whom- he was pitted. His muscles were  like elastic and steel, his nervous energy, ithrllled in.every fibre of his being.  He had carefully trained for this fight,  and his .shining skin, the clear whites  of his eyes, showed htm to be In the  height of physical condition. As he  moved his arms the muscles rippled under the skin or shot out into smooth-  swelling contours, hard as Ivory, as he  clenched his lists and fell easily and  lightly into fighting position.  The flrst round was merely experimenting. Each man was studying- tha  other. Joey was clearly rather disdainfully wondering why Macalre !;aa  pitted, him against this slim youth,  whom he thought. In the pride of tha  bully, that he co'-.M "fight with one  hand." Yet he did not want to be led  into a trap. . There might be mors  science in the youngster .than h-i knew  of. So he stood at first TOafilly" on the  defensive, letting Newcome begin the  attack; then'suddenly made one of the  rushes that had often brought disaster  to his antagonist. The young man saw  his danger: dodged like lightning,  ducking quickly under the other's arm,  breaking to the left, breaking to th?'  right; 'their, just as time was called, he  got In a 'smacking blow on the Kid's'  low forehead, which made him *,hake  his head like an angry bull. It was a  lase of honors divided, -but t' i dashing  .round of three minutes was enough to  prove to Newcome that he must call  on all his science, all his strength, if  he were to even hold his own with this  formidable antagonist. .  The next few rounds were keenly,  warily fought. There was a quick pattering of feet on the sawdust, an occasional vicious grunt from the Kid as he  struck a heavier blow than usual, the  Vallen thud of the gloves.  oermmoea brain that the victory waw  ltis���������a victory jealously switched from  the jaws of defeat.  He hardly saw the limp body of his  unconscious opponent carried away to  the next room. Voices drummed in his  ears liko the buzzing of bees. Half-  dazed still, lie realized that Macaire was  shaking his hand, that others were  crowding near.  "After such a triumph you can bo  anonymous no longer," the millionaire  was saying. "Gentlemen, I want to introduce to. you my friend Buron von  Zelllieim, a name you must all have  hcuTd, a man you will all bo glad to  meet."  -" -_ J ' CHAPTER XXVII. .f  Baron Von Zellheim.  So far Newcome bad been successful  in the game of strategy he had set himself to play. He began to think that his  task might be easier than he had supposed it. He had broken with his guard,  or. avoided by his quickness the most  dangerous blow3 that had been aimed al  him, and he had got homo several shipping knocks on Joey's face. For an instant he lost his head and, enticed by  his opponent's apparent lisllessncss, he  rushed in recklessly.  Next moment he repented, for he received a terrific uppercut that jarred his  spine, and sent him reeling across the  ring.    Joey was after him. in a flash,  trying to pin him in a corner and settle  him; bat Newcome had still strength to  dodge this way uhu> that, escapiug with  another sounding blow upon the ribs. It  was almost a disaster, and when time  was called he could barely stagger to his  stool, gasping like a newly-landed fish.  .  The  Hood of cold, pungently-scontcd  -water squeezed over his head from the  fieat sponge brought his faculties more  under control.   He took a sip of brandy;  his legs lost.their.-niunbi*ess. -As he roso  tor the next round, game still, though  tottering a little, there was a murmur of  encouragement    from    the-, spectators,  hushed to breatlilessness as Joey rushed  joyously in to finish his victim.  ��������� But Newcome was not  to be easily  caught again.    He dodged and ducked,  dexterously avoiding the dangerous corners into which  his antagonist would  have driven him, and came scatheless but  dizzy through the round.   Another minute's rest, another sponging of the head  and sip of brandy, and he was able to  face his man again.   But he was weak  from the tremendous battering he had  received, and thc prize-fighter seemed determined to iinish the light there and  then.   The pace was getting too hot; tho  Kid's breatus came and went in hissing  gnfrs.    lie  wanted to  kneck out   his  man   before  the  tatter's youth,  better  condition, and extreme quickness could  turn tlie seale against his own greater  strength.   Grinning viciously, he rushed  .on his haggard opponent, and Newcome  needed all his agility to save   himself  from the mad fury of the attack.   Just  ���������it tlie end of the round the prize-lighter  landed a straight right-hander on New-  come's throat, and the young man, lifted  from his feet and hurled across the ring,  defined to the excited spectators to have  received the knock-out blow which they  .ill bad feared must come sooner or later.  Actually the impact of the blow was  4ess-severe���������than_it^scemed,  and Ncw-  rome, while appearing to fall like a log.  :ud really- practised  something  like  a  stage fall.   He let it seem that he was  badly hurt, allowed his seconds to support him to his chair, and lay back panting, with his eyes closed.   No one who  looked at hira believed that he could go  through  another round,    ilacaire, ���������.wis  ���������ulkily      disappointed,    and    Mncaire's  juosls  considered  the  fight  practically  ovef.  Newcome was thinking to himself  much the same. lie knew that he was  ,ver-inatched in strength, in mere btute  CHAPTER XXVIII.  Hope Ncwcome's Luck.  The bad news which had prostrated  Mrs. Gray just a3 she had been pronounced out of danger was from Dick.  In a reckless moment he had staked  most of the money sent by Winifred to  buy himself out of the army on a horso  -concerning which ho had had a "sure  tip." The horse had disappointed expectations���������Dick swore lie hud boon  Iruggcd���������Che money, was lost; and Dick  ,vas still a wearer at liis Majesty's liv-  iry instead of being the happy possessor  tf ten times tho original num. sent him  is he had hoped,'  This disnster had been kept from  Winifred, "lest it should worry her;" ami  because the poor little invalid had bud  to worry all alone sho had slipped back  almost to death's door. Had she dreamt  of her daughter's new trouble in Brighton she would probably have died outright; but she had not been well enough  even to read the cautious letter sent by  the girl from Mrs. Purdy's. And meanwhile things had mended with Dick,  though exactly why a certain piece of  luck had come his way remained a mystery.  A lieutenant in his regiment, indifferent, even overbearing, before, had suddenly appeared to take a fancy to him;  nnd on learning through questions that  Dick was the brother of Miss Gray, tho  actress, invited further confidences, and  finally lent the young private the money  necessary to piocurc Ins fieedom.  All tins had happened before Winifred  ventmed out of her hiding-place to boldly return home, where she found Dick  already established, and very littlo  ashamed to tell the tale of his tolly, his  misfortune, and his rescue.  The end of the story alarmed Winifred. Not only was her pride hurt that  the brother for whom she had worked sc  hard in vain should be under obligations  to a stranger impossible at present to  repay, but she was pricked with fear lest  JUacaire's hand had been in the business.  For the oilicer whe had come to Dick's  aid was said not to be rich; indeed, Dick  informed her as part of thc mystery that  the young man was supposed to be deeply in debt.  The girl could do nothing, however,  towards repaying the loan. The money  she had left from her anonymous present  must be used for her mother and for  current expenses, which were increased  by Dick's presence at home. Again the  weary struggle .to Und an engagement  began; but, though the law suit she  feared was sot begun, the affair in  Brighton, from-the enemy's point of  view, was known.far and wide in theatrical''circles, and the few managers  wisluhg to engage" actresses did not want  Miss Winifred Gray.  She had boon exactly a_ fortnight in  London when a new blow fell. The oifi-  cer who had lent Dick tho money for his  discharge wrote that 'he must ask for  immediate repayment, as he found himself in unexpected difficulties. Previously he had assured the young fellow that  he might pay when he liked, or not at  all���������it mattered nothing to him.  Winifred, to whom Dick instantly  came with the letter, was at her wits'  end. There was no one whose advice or  help she could ask. Her mother must  not be told, and Dick had shown himself  worse than a child in business affairs.  She thought of Hope Newcome, as she  had thought many times during the past  two weeks, wilh a grieved pang because,  though in London, lie had never called or  even written. She did not want material help, from him, but poor and shabby  and down on his luck as he was, her feeling for him was such a3 a damsel of old  might have cherished for a knight who  has ridden up and rescued her from murderous thieves in the forest. He had  none of this world's goods; but of courage, and strength, and chivalry he had  more than any man slie had ever known;  and just to talk with him of her troubles as they had talked when they were  "partners," under their masks, would  have been like having a strong stall' to  lean upon in her weariness.  It was late one afternoon that sho sat  thinking of Hupe Newcome, wondering  why he hud kept away, and whether he  had alieody foigottem She had Dick's  letter "from the oilicer in"her"lutnd,~and"  had been trying to concoct an answer,  until the image of Hope Newcome hud  beckoned lier thoughts to a distance.  Darkness was falling, but gas cost money, which Winifred had not to spend.  When Dick came in they would have a  lump; but Dick hud gone down to l-'lcet  street diicctly utter their luncheon of  biead and milk, hoping to place a story  lie had written and hud not yet come  home.  Suddenly the sound of the door-bell  broke into her thoughts. It did not  ring very often now, for the girl who  Interesting Items.  -Viscount Kitchener's now peerage is  granted with a very unusual .oinaiiider.  It goes" flrst lo his male children, next  to his female el- lilren, und iu default  of both to his l\vo brothers in succession.  The corner-3tone of the new Campanile will bo laid April 22, 1003, and tho  Venetian authorities are projecting  much ceremony for tho occasion. At  present the courtyard of the Doge's palace is entirely occupied by fragments of  statues and bas-reliefs saved from tho  ruins. Some of them will be employed  in rebuilding -the Campanile, while "the  others are destined for it museum. The  subscriptions from nil sources so far aggregate $2(10,000. The.restoration will  cost $000,000.  The new civilization of the plains is  pictured by a recent incident ton miles  from a Kansas town. A farmer, riding  under an awning on u sulky plow, met,  at tho end of his furrow, tlie rural mail  wagon. Tho driver tossed the fanner ti  bundle of mail, and ns tho loam look up  its steady course back across the halt-  mile iicld, tho fanner unfolded the daily  paper, printed that morning two hundred miles away, and read the happenings in China and the news of the political campaign.  An energetic statistician contributes  the following table showing what President Roosevelt, lias done since his vacation commenced at Oyster Bay on July  5: Allies walked, .125; miles ridden, 200;  miles rowed, 35; -hours given to sleep,  31>3; hours devoted to official business,  80; hours devoted to semi-ollicial business, 40; number of callers, 3'JS; times  he has shaken hands, 770; entertainments, C; special dinners, 20; special  luncheons, 12; speeches, G; trees cut  down, 8; cords of wood cut, 4; shooting  at target, 8; sets of tennis played, 30;  sets beaten, 14; days at Sagamore H'ill,  43; wrestling matches wilh children, 8;  times beaten, I; and cigars smoked, 47.  Germany is reported to publish about  23,000 books in a year. Great Britain  is credited with between 0,000 and 7,000  a year, of which about 1,500 arc now  editions. Krance turns out 13,000 new  books and Italy 9,500 in the same time  The year's total new books is 70,000.  Jinny of tho modern books, the London  "Express" reminds us, are written foi  the moment only. "They are merely enlarged magazine articles. If there is a  revolution or a big disaster, or a war,  the men on the spot promptly uish out  a volume apiece. Of course, these works  do not last; but Ihey pay at the time.  Not 10 per cent, of one year's books  continue to sell or to be remembered a  twelvemonth later."  Charles Fere calls attention, in the  "Revue de Medecizie," lo the fact that  . the skin possesses a certain odor, which  varies according to the individual, the  age and the race. Bays the "Medical  Century," in an abstract of Fere's pa  per: "The nervous system seems to exert much influence over'the odor of the  cutaneous secretions. Hammond cites  the case of a woman who always gave  out an odor of pineapple when she "Was  in a temper, and another who smelt oi  violets when suffering from an hysterical attack. The special point to which  (he writer desires to call attention is  that certain odors are inherited, or may  even extend to side branches of the  same family." Dogs are. always able tc  recognize this odor even when it is sc  subtle as to escape the observation oi  man."  Two German aeronauts, Doctor Micthi  and Lieutenant Hildebrandt, rccentlj  had s remarkable experience in the heart  of a thundeistorm. They ascended from  Tegel at three o'clock in the afternoon,  and, passing through a mist, came sud  denly into a thunder-cloud. From a  height of 650 feet the balloon was shot  a mile upwards, and then as suddenly  it dropped half a mile. They made the  curious statement that, although they  did not see the lightning, they were  deafened by the thunder, while pelted  wilh rain, hail and 3lcct. The balloon  leaped and plunged so swiftly that at  times tlie car was on a level with the  gas-bag, and the tow-rope was above  their heads. After about half an hour  of this experience the balloon fell from  a height of 7,200 feet, descending upon  a thiek wood of beeches, branches" ol  which broke the fall and' saved the live*  of the adventurers.  Mainly About People.  On one occasion, Sir John Avebun  was showing the heavens through hi  telescope lo some neighbors ami sei  Vaiils, when one exclaimed: "I do noi  wonder, Sir John, that clever peoph  find out the sizes and distances of tin  stars and how they move; but whai  beats mo is how you ever could tell thei;  names:"  Not long ago a coroner's jury in Ire  land delivered the following verdict or  the sudden death of a merchant win  had recently fuilcd in business: "\V>  tho jury, lind from the now doctor^  statement that tho deceased came to lib  death from heart failure, superinduced  by business failure, which was caused  by speculation failure, which was the  result of failuro to see far enough  ahead."  In    his    "Reminiscences,"    Frederick  Goodall tells a story of Wellington a*  an art connoisseur.   He paid WiTkic si\  hundred guineas  for his "Chelsea Pensioners,"   and   laboriously  counted   out  tho amount in cash.    When  the artist  suggested that it would be less trouble  to write a check, the great duke retort  ed  that ho would not let his bankers  know "what a d���������n fool I have been to  spend six hundred guineas for a picture.1  Here is one of the stories told by tho  late Dr. Whipple, Bishop of Minnesota  whoso death took place the other day.  "Many years ago," said the Bishop, "l  wns holding a sen-ice hear  an   fndiat  village) camp.   My things were scatters  about in a lodge, and when I was goin;  out I asked the chief if it was safe t.  leave them  there while 1 went  to  th-  village to hold a service.    'Yes,' he saiti  'perfectly  safe.    There  is  not a  whip  man within a hundred miles!'"  At the establishment of a ccrtair1  hairdresser the following scene rccentl.  took place, to thc joy of those awaitin-.  their turn: Barber (inspecting the vie  tim on the chair)���������You.- hair 1-. geitim:  veiy. thin, sir. Victim���������Yes? That's ill1  right. I've been giving it anti-fat; 1  li.-iio slout luiir. "Itls quite gray, sir.'  "Ot" course! I'm in half-mourning ju-  no w." "But you really should pir  something on it. sir." *' So I do, even  day." "All! May I ask what?" "M-  hall"    (Silence.)  A New York clubman, whose reputr.  l!o:i us a conceited and insufferable boi  was a 'byword, was once attempting t<  ":i:;iress a group of men" as being a se  ciety pet. "What a hospitablo fellov  lllnnk is," he said, naming one of Nc\  fork's cleverest men; "1 dropped in o  Iiim tho other niiht. and he and h"  wifo fairly insisted that I stay for din  ner. Suc.i a tiir.e. .is 1 had getting iway  Why, when I started to leave, tlio.  tame rigiit out in the hall and backp-  up against tlie front door." "After you',  g-g-gone out?" sarcastically enquired  one of his wearied listeners.  AN AWFUL CALAMITY.        ���������'  a.   rionccr Btmcoti!     Ont of    111*    Owt>  Cttbiu fot-r-.01li������lns to Worl.-. .  "It came out as I journeyed oa  horseback through Dakota that almost every settler's land was under  mortgage, said a Westener, "and ona(  day, when I came upon a pioneer,  seated on the grass by tho roadside,  with a troubled look on bis face. I  asked him if it was the mortgage h>  was worrying about.  ���������"Wuss that that, stranger,' ho rc������  plied, as he looked up wearily.  ���������"Sickness or death in the family?'  " 'Wuss than that.'  " 'Then It must bo a calamity. Indeed. You didn't lose family, and  homo by a pralrio firel'  " 'Nope, but you are riEht about its  being a calamity. I've been trylu' lo  think of that word for two hours past.  Yes, sir; you can put it down as aa  swful calamity.'  " "But wont you explain?' 1 persist*  ed.  " 'I will, sir. Thar was a mortgago  on the claim, and 1 was feelin' as big  as any of my neighbors, and takin.'  things easy, when my wife was left  $G00. Stranger, dar I tell you wha>  She did with that money?"  " 'She didn't lose it?'  " *No, sir. She jest paid that mortgage, bought two hor3es and a plough,  and this mornin' I was bounced out oC  my cabin bekase I wouldn't peel oft  my coat and go to work! Yes, Eir,  you are right. It's a calamity���������a calamity that's landed mc on the outside,  and between my durned pride and her  blamed spunk somebody'll be��������� ���������atia.*  grass afore Saturday night!'  that the giant would rise again to renew  even more formidable to look at titan .I the light, but the 'time-keeper's lhon-  Newcome's .fanc-y had painted him; otouous voice crying the eeconds from  and the younger man, having so;much ; one'to ten, while still the prize-fighter  to gain   or   lose,  had experienced   ������   lay helpless and  uneousciou3, told his.  hitting power, if not in skill and science;  and iie.bittcily realized that at any in- i -had been billed so brazenly for Muzcp  stunt the end might come.    Oue device J pa was  in disgrace  with    her  friends,  Since she had returned from Brighton no  one had called to sco her.  '  Winifred's nerves were now in such a  slate that when, anything unexpected  : happened she was: frightened, and her  heart beat fast. Suppose a man with a  ''summons' 'against her for breach of  contract had come at last? Suppose Dick  had got. himself into some new dilemma,  and she were to hear of it now? She  had been with her.mother inWclbeck  street that morning, staying as long as  the;nurse allowed; but supposing word  had come of another relapse?        .  There, was no servant in the' little Hut  in these days. Winifred did all tho  work herself; and it wns part of her  work to answer the bell. She went to  the door now, in the half-darkness, quivering and throbbing with vague terrors  of what she might have to sec or"heur.  But there on the threshold stood  Hope Newcome, and her relief was bo intense that Bho gave a littlo cry of .joy  and held out both hands. i     '  "Oh, partner, it's you!" she exclaimed.  'Tin so glad 1"  He caught her hands and gripped them  tightly���������so tightly that it hurt; but  Winifred was iu u mood to be glad of  only was left, to him, and that he resolved to put into practice afconce. Wlmn  lime was called he rose 1-gHjptlly, ~:id  staggered towards the center of the  ring. A pang of-pity for a victim pluck-  ily determined to fight it out to the last  against desperate odds softened the eyes  of the-spectators. ; -The Kid's attack  seemed irresistible. Exasperated at the  lotig resistance, furious tiiatr so many  rounds had been fought without victory  declaring herself in his favor, he'-rushed-  at his young antagonist like an angry  bulk But in the passion of the assiiut  the prize-fighter, counting now on certain triumph, relaxed his caution. It  was the chance for which Newcome had  watched and waited and schemed. Galling on his final reserve of energy, summoning his last ounce of strength, he  shot out a clean, tremendous blow, the  full weight of the body behind it, and it  caught the giant full on the point of his.  square, resolute jaw.. The Kid's hands  whirled up helplessly, he fell crashing  down, full on his back, his limbs twitching,'a low moaning coming from his  .'parted.-lips.' Newcome stood over him,  wondering at What lie had done, fcarin,  An Unintentional Pun.  The difficulties of learning and using  a new language ate many, and the un-  foitunate Norwegian in this story from  Kansas must have felt that his own efforts were particularly  unsuccessful.  A druggist was obliged  to be absent  from  his store  one  day, and his wifo  took his place.   A huge Norwegian, who  spoke   Knglish   with   dillicully,   entered  jiiid said:  "Ili_dwe���������dc~fii'in" fifty -cents."   "Very woll," replied the dniggist's  wife; "just pay it to me and it will bo  all rigiit."  "Hi owe de firm fifty cents."  "Yes, I understand. It you are afraid,  ������ will give yon a receipt lor it."  Tho man looked at her in astonishment, and walked out without a word.  Pretty soon' he rel urncd with a fellow-  counlrymnn, whose command of Kng-  li-yh was n little betler, nnd who interpreted his, friend's remaik by explaining, "Iio wants fifty cents' worth of iodoform."  ���������mi m ������ ���������  # Defin.tions.  Colin Bteyn, tho fourteen-year-old sc  of ex-President Steyn of the Orani;  Free State, was told by some ,Britfi  officers on the ship that was earryin  his father to England that he was nov  a British subject and should rejoice tha  lie belonged to an empire upon whic'  the sun never sets. On this Maste  Colin demanded if they knew what tb  Boers were in the habit of saying as t  the cause of the sun never setting o  the British Empire. At tho reply "No.'  he answered: "It is because God A!  mfghty could never trust the Britis-  alone in the darkl"    .  lu a*41ttle schoolhouse in the north o'  Scotland' the schoolmaster keeps . hi-  boys grinding steadily at their desks  but gives them permission to nibble fron  their lunch-baskets sometimes as the.,  work. One day while the master wa  instructing a class in the rule of three  he noticed that one of his pupils wa;  paying more attention to a small tar'  than to his lesson. "Tom Bain," sai."  the master, "listen to the lesson, wi!  ye?" "I'm listening, sir," said the bo;.  "Listening, are ye?" exclaimed th.-  master. "Then ye're listening wi' or-  ear an' eating pie wi' the other."  In Scotland, when an infant is to k  baptized, the father is "bound to shou  some kind of 3peuking acquaintance witt  thc shorter c.itcchi3in. One day a eo!  lier went to his minister to bespeak hii:  for the christening of his child. "Ilov,  niauy commandments hae ye?'' asked th,  minister. "Twenty," rejoined the collier  who was forthwith sent back to pursue  his studies in elementary theology. On  his way he met a brother miner, whe  was going to the minister on. a similni  errand. "How many commandment*  have ye, Jock?" asked the first. "Ten.  "Oh, you needn't trouble him wi' ten. I  offere'd him twenty the while, but h*  wasna satisfied."  Wliuttltc Motm Saw.  Across the lake tho willow whispered and hid her face behind her waving  tresses. The moon, in answer to a  ���������cornstalk, blushed red and crept" behind a-passing cloud. Tho blaok Dirrt,  piping in, the flags, grew silent, aua  the fiog sank: down deep In the) oozo  along the banks, turning hU stiiiimns  back upon the scene transpiring on  the bosom of the lake. The wauua  ceased their purling, and each littlo  wave held its breath and did not,stir,,.  All, all was silent.  Adown the lake there 'crept a boat.  Within it sat a maiden .and a .jouth.  how fair waa she! And, oh, how  handsome was he! The oars lay oa  the seat, dripping a silent drop back  to the water. They drifted. All, all  was silent. Darker and yet more  silent grew the night, for Nature'3  voice was hushed. The whole world  seemed to hold Its breath.   And then���������  The moon leaped forth from behind  the cloud, the willow swept her locks  from her eyes, the frog came forth,  the cricket and the night birds sang  and the world burst forth once mora  in song. :  For George had kissed Ansrellnn.������������������  Answers.  such a hurt as this.  The following dclinilions are fresh  from the school-room and are given undiluted in the "World's Work:"   _  "Aphcrbility is the state of'being an  aphci'bilc."  "AfTcrbility is the state of being insane  on one subject only."  "Reverberation is when it is mado  again into a verb.".  "The" To Dcum is a grand opera."  "The British Museum is the principal  building in Paris." ���������'..', ������������������>:���������'  "Virgil was a .Vestal Virgin.'".  "Julius Caesar, was thc mother of the  Gracchi."  Her Picture.  She���������I took this picture with my *Ttf>  dak" while abroad. He���������What is it?  She���������Well, 'that building that stands up  perfectly Htrniglit is the leaning tower  of, Pisa���������those leaning buildings are tho  perpendicular edifices adjacent.���������"Puck."  (To  be continued.)  He���������I think she wears a very short  golfing skirt. She���������Well, why shouldn't  she? She has a perfect right. He���������Her  left, looks all right, too.  He���������Now look as if you were being  kissed.   Sl>c���������Before or after?���������"Life."  |A Conscientiojs Sabbatarian.  A commercial traveling man landed at  Edinburgh, Scotland, one Saturday night  _too_lale_lo get _out_of town for Sunday.  The next day"he found"Ufat-thcro���������war  actually  no form of amusement in  the  whole city to assist him in whilitig away  the day. ' He went to the proprietor of  the hotel to see if he- could suggest a  way of passing the remainder of the day. |  The laiidloid took pity on the stranger >  and look  him  to one of  the roou-,3 ir. |  the house in which a number of Scotch  men  were  playing  a game  called nap. |  which is a soi t of modification of w\cn ;  up.   They were playing for a shilling a ',  point, so that  the "game  was a  pretty I  slilf one. '  The  stranger got  in   the  game   and j  played very eaulion-ly, for lie was quit*  sine that the plaver-,, or at least some,  of   them,   were  cheating.    One  solemn |  faced  Scot,  lie  was especially -tire, he-  ���������caught cheating a number of times.   Up  began whistling a pari, of some.vagrant  tune.    The Scot who had been cheating  arose  from  the table and  threw down  the cards.    ������ .'���������-.-������������������  "What is the mailer?" the other play-  era asked.  "I'm gangin' nwa'," the Scot answered,  glaring at the stranger. "I'll play cards  wi' no raon that wh us ties on the Sabbath."  Cupid Decides at, Ulectlon llet.  He was a bashful youth, and when  he tried to frame a proposal to   tha  girl,of his heart his tongue glued Itself to the roof of his moutn,' and re-fused to be" loosened.  One day they talked of polities. An6t  then of political bets. His ey������ suddenly brightened. ' -  "Wh-what do yon say," he stam������  mered desperately, "to making a little*  bet with me?" ��������� *.   .  "I've no objection'," _she sweetly aa������-  swered.  "Then," he went on, "lot's go ahead  And make a bet. If McKinley is elected you w-will agTee to ni-m-mairjt  me!" He could get no further.  But she nobly came to his rescue!.  "I'll make a bet, too,"' she softly  murmured. "If Bryan is elected yoa  will agree to raarry iu������."  There was a brief silence. Then a  queer smile strogglad across the laca  of the agitated youth. Another smlla  lighted the countenance of the happ7  maid.  "Why wait for the election returns!'*'  he chuckled.  And they were married the nc:*fl  week.  What Did He Mean?  Mr. Fussilovc's mother-in-law remarked pathetically the other day, "1  don't suppose that I have more than  another ten years to live, yet I would  give two years'of my existence at this  moment for a nice melon." Mr. Fussi-  love left the room with great alacrity;  and shortly afterwards returned bearing  a large parcel which he placed politely  on the Inble before his respected relative  by marriage. On opening it she found  it contained five melons!���������Ex.  Texan Tells a Terrible Tnle or ICcntucl'y.  Man born in the mountains of Kentucky Is of feud days and full of viri:3.  He fishetb, flddleth, cusseth and fight-  eth all the days of his miserable life.  He shunneth water as a niaTd dos  ind drinkcth much mean whisky.  ���������When- he- desireth-to-raisa_h =_ha_  planteth a neighbor, and lo bo reap-  eth twenty-told. Ho ralseth even  from the cradle to seek the scalp cl  his grandsiro's enemy, and bringcth  home In his carcans the ammunition  of his wife's neighbor's wife's cousin'a  father-in-law, who avengcth the deed.  Yes, verily bis life Is uncertain antj  he knows not the hour he may oo  jerked hence.  Ke gocth forth on a Journey hall  fhot and comcth back on a shutter,  shot.  He rlserth In tho night to let the cat  out, and it taketli nine doclors th:eo  days to pick thp buckshot out of him.  He gocth forth in joy and gladnes3  and cometh back in scraps and fragments.  A cyclone bloweth him into the bos.,  eom of bis neighbor's wife and- hia  neighbor's', wife's husband blowpth  him into Abraham's bosom before ho  hath' time to explain.  He emptieth a demijohn into hlTH'"  self and a shotgun into his enemy, and  his enemy's son lieth in wait for him  on election day and lo! the coroner  ploweth up a forty-acre field to burj;  the remains of the man.  Woe. woe Is Kentucky! for her-ey*?*  are red with; bad whisky, and he*  soul is stained with the blood of l&->  coccnt moonshiners.  She���������Mis9 Yellinhowl t.ikes great  pains with her singing. He���������Tes. I  wonder why she doesn't use cocaine.  Papa���������Tes, my dear, I insist oa  your learning to swim. The danger  sf losing one's life in the water is aa  f appalling one.  Daughter���������Oh, I'm not afraid. WV;  I get married I shall oxpect my husband to rescie me.  Papa���������But remember you are lust nsj  flkc'.y to get shipwrecked after jou  get to bo a mother-in-law. -* ������������������-r.v"t-r.ri������H WK'im?i**a<r&Ar*&*ttt** ���������������jtrtw������������������^������������A-l*������������--rt^  ***������**h.(.ii*^tH*Uiru.r-*'**w  qp   ,   f   ,  .       T!J      rr       . t  <*10   m I to-i Kltlein t*xcoss of $20fU������������).iX)U.   The  T^Ut^^ralil ami <ylailwaa\ imhlit. iU.  -il  fell's jrounial  I'll til lt-licit  Uv  The Revelstoke Herald Publishing Co j  Limited Liability.  A. JOHNSON,  K.ili'.r ������iel Mi'nut;  AliVEkllllS'll   ItJlTK-i.  r>i������|.Uy in!*.., II.'*" per iiieli; sinule enliimi:,  I- 'ft inch ttheii invrtcl imi till'- l'������u>-  Legal ml.., 10 wik |..-r Inch iiicii|.nricli line  f.-ilir-.! lii>-.Tlle.ii;   (. cciu- tor citclt n.Mni..ii.i!  ill-rrtl.ill.    l.'.Clll IKitlri-i '.I' ,-clll. |������r lineeilcli  i mi**.    Birlli,   Marring.-   mid   lieiiih    N.'lli-.--  free.  fVH-'l!Il'r|..S'llATK-i.  Urmailur emrior *.' l"-r niiniun: *:,j.". |..r  ei.������ in jnilis, ���������irlctly In ud-.inu-e.  ovp. job iii:pai:t>ii:.nt.  1 :-,nc cf tlie be<t equipped |irliilliii*oflit.i>s in  'h-; We.it mi.I prepared t������ execute all kin.Is ������.i  ������������������i inilni* fn !ir>tcln>." style in houesi prices.  <<lie i liee tu������I!. No Job lun liirite- none itm  niinll-lor us. MkII orders promptly attended  lo.   Hive us ft trial on your next order.  TO COKRESI'OSIlKNTS.  We invite correspondence <>n liny subject  .->' interest to the f-eneriil public. In all cases  the buna lide name of the writer must ncciim-  panv  manuscript,    but    not  necessarily  for  pUbik-aliOll.  Address all communications to the .Miiuni'ur  NOTICE TO tOllUKSI'ONIir.NTS.  1.���������All correspondence must be lcutbly  written on one side ol tliu paper only.  2.���������Correspondence eoniainlii'* personal  matter must be signed with the proper name  ol the writer.  TllUISSDAY.'  jAN'l'AUY   2!>,   100.5.  Our Inheritance.  It has been said by more than one  enthusiastic believer in the I'tiluie of  0-uiiiMli.i that thc peopleofthe Doinitiion  possess little more ieiil knowledge of  their country than does' the .'ivonigi-  citizen of foreign states. Although tin*  .development ot every province in the  Confederation is progressing ,it n i-u-  picl rate, the ovdiiiiii-y citizen knows  little about it, und 'would probably be  surprised to le.iin "llntt the enterprise  which lias beeii manifested of late is  doe rather to Americans than to liis  own countrymen.  At no period since the .sottk'niont, of  the country lms it received so large nn  inflow of immigration us wilhin tin-  last two years, and its product ion is  immense when it is considered tli.it lhe  population h.-uclly exceeds live and a  hair.millions, a mere handful in view of  the'extent of territory, which comprises  on; -fifteenth of the hind urea of the  plohe;-md 30 per cent, <>f the enliie  Tiritisli F.inpire. Manul'iietiiiiiigiu<lii-*t-  l-ies are in-.-re;isiii*r. with astonishing  rapidity, and are generally prosperous  and the mom luan.-iging Ihem a'-e full of  enterprise, and with j-reat enei-j*y aie  ���������.eekinf: Irade all over lhe world. The  iigricultunl -wealth of trie count iv it-  enormous. Immense cultivated aieas  furnish grain for the miller: fruit and  vegetables for the caunei-: heel', pork  unci mutton for the meat Irade: and  erettin for lhe butter and cheese factories. Canada's forest.- are now regaldeil  as one of the chief sources fur the  supply of pulp wood for the "paper in-  duslvy of the world: and on hei- famous  fUherifcs rest many important industries. Great deposits of lhe finest iron  have recently been found: while lead,  asbestos, nickel, copper, silver, and  mioa. mines are being opened up in all  directions. In *.he production of gold  she is one of the foremost countries in  the world.._ The f-tcijities for transportation are  excellent  The  Canadian  Pacific Railway stretches from ocean lo  ocean, while the eastern provinces are  covere.l with a nt-twoi k of t wo =yslcm^  both of which are continually growing.  "Within three or   four  years   another  transcontinental line will lie completed  havm**:   as   its   U-rinini   Halifax    anil  Vancouver.    Feeders to these lines arc  being    constantly    constructed.     No  country   in   the   world,    osrept    the  United .Stales, has gone forward so rapidly in its transportation facilities as  Canada.  In 1J-T7 the U.'til railway tiack  laid was 2087 miles: in WOO it was IT.-^I  miles.    In the|past two   years   over ;i \  thotisaiiel miles have heen added.    The  work of canal construction   lias   heen  vigorously     conducted.       The    total  amount spent in const ruction and   enlargement up tollKK) was SD.-",S10,1X10, of  which $74,(300,000 has   heen   expended  since Confederation,    ('anadacan justly boast of having   one   of   lhe   most  completesyslemscf canals in the win lei.  The various administrations since Confederation have contributed   amounts  for the construction  of   railways  and  canals aggiegaling $203,021,000.    The  total capital invested in   railways   and  canals in Canada is ijiUOO.OOO.OJO. Dining the present year the Dominion   of  Canada has reached the highest  mark  in her progress.   Compared   with   ten  years ago, her exports have more than  doubled, having   increased   from   $08-  1100.000 to over $200,000,000.   while   ber  imports have grown  from  $110,000,000  posils in tlie banks have  now  I i-caclii'il lhe gratifying ii   lire of   $oOI).  IMIO.OOO.     These liffiicfs   ni-e iindoubti-  oviih'iiri's of prosperity.  !     The harvest of the count rv  last, sea  sun wusexi-ei'diugty bountiful, so nnu-l  :*o that it aLlnu-U'd   th"   attention   in  only ol mil own people, bill of that    i  ol her nnliiiiis.    The lolal value  of  lb  pl-niliK Is I'loiu the   r.-ii'iiis   in   Mauilob  cxrlu-ive ul lhe i eveiiiie derived   fun  I In-sale of slock, bay.   or   nnd    crop  iv.-i-nvi'i-$IO.iHHi,iKkl.    Dining the p.-o '  year I here has i.iei'u an   immensely   ii  ci-eised demand   by   real   settlers   In  agricultural laud, nnd the majority   if  lhe-e settlor.- are not lhe iinpoverislli i  peasants of Kuropc*.   hut   lhe   experi  eiK-ed nnd  well-to do   I'ai'ineis   of   Hi  United Slatt.-sand Kastein Canada.  This is the country which is the hei-i  t.-ige   of   lhe   present   generation     o  Canadians and what   are I hey    doinj  wilh it? lu all the great enterprise? I'o  the lU-velopiuentof the natural resoni  ees of this priceless inheritance,   it   is  AniL'i ic.-tns who  are   the   conspicuous  figures,  and   it   is   American   capita.''  which is being employed.    At Sydney,  at S.-mll Stc. Jlarie, in   the   Knolenaj  country, it is they who are seizing lhe  opportunities rtrVred of treating great  wealth and it is ihey who are  reapiiif;  the reward which enterprise and intelligence deserve.    When will our   owi  people awaken   to   the   opportunities  which they are neglecting.���������Vancouver  Province.  Sweet   Potatoes   Grown   by    ������  Mass. Mechanic.  .Mr. Geo. R. Morgan, a patieriimakei  of llevere, Jlass., went down to Pine-  hlulT.'North Ctnolina, sis one ol' tin  advance guard of tho New England  Colony who are settling near thai  place. Jlr. Morgan was to experiment  and repot-L results as to what n  mechanic could do. One of his crops,  on land that he cleared from the  woods, was sweet potatoes, and he-  reports that the yield will average  more than one hundred and fifty  bushels to the acre, and at a rate of  fifty cents a bushel, which is the least  they sell for at PineblulT. the. polatoes  will yield $"���������> an acre.      Thc land cost  Jlv.    -Mlii-gim    I? 10    im -u-uec*.. tllpiirillK.  fencing and cultivating -?2-"> an acre^  leaving him n net profit of SlO.-m  acic That, speaks well for a Xew  ICnglund mechanic. To show Lh at  laud will make enough to pay for  itself and all expenses and forty dollars  pi-olit is certainly a- good showing.  Mr. Morgan's place is located on the  Seiib-iard Air Line Railway, the  Southern road that is doing -o much  lo induce Northerners to locate on its  line.  LEGAL  T_K MAiSTUK & SCOTT.  r.ui-rislers, Solicitors, Ktc.  Itevelslolte, II. C.  I. .".Scoti, i:.A.,I.I.,ll.    W..le \. Ic Muistre, M.A  ;-jai:vi-:y, mmautkh a: i-ixkiia.m  Hnrrlslers  Solieltnrs. Kle.  Solicitor-, lor Inii.er.'ul llnnk of Cunailn.  1'oinpnny innilsIoli.au atS percent.  I-1H.-T STUKCT. Ilevclstoke II. C.  SOCIETIES.  '#!  LDFI  BlLITIES.  4+*+-t**+-t'i'*****++++*'H--t-i-H"  PELLEW-HARVEY, |  BRYANT & CiLMAN |  Mininsj Engineers <^  and Assayers,  ���������VAXCOirVKK, B.C.       Establlsh'-d 1^00  lteil   Itose nepree meets seeon.l ami fourth  iiiesilnys ofeiich  month; White I lose  l>c|*ree  meets tiilr<l Tuusilny of cneli i|iiiirier, in Oiiiirel-  lons Hull.   Vlsitlni; brethren tvelcimie  S. II.CIIOWl.E, T. 11   MAKER,  I'resident. Act. Secretary.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  VtCBtilnr mcetiiiKs lire liehl in the  OiUlfellow's Hull on the Third Friday of eneh month, ut S p.m. sharp.  Visiting brethren eordlnllv invited  A. JOHNSON, W. to  Yi". JOHNSTON, Uee.-See.  Cold Range Lotlgre, K. of P.,  No. 26, Reuelstoke, B. C,  MEETS   EVF.UY   WEDNESDAY-  "*���������   in   Oddfellows'     Hull   at S  o'clock.     Visiting   Knights  nre  cordially invited.  B. VAN HOllMi, C. O.  G. II. HltOCK, K.of IL.t.S.  CHURCHES  5IKT1I0DIST'CIIUKCII,  KKVEI.STOKK.  Preaehiiij* services ai 11 n. in. and 7::iu p. in  Class ineeti'nir at thc elos.e 01 the niornint*  service. Sabbath School and HibleClass at :i:30  Weekly Prayer Meetiiii* everv Wedne-day  eveninc at 7:30. The jmljlic are cordially  Invited.   Scat-J iree.  Itev (J. 1/AOXKii, Pastor.  ST. PETEltS CIll'KCII,  ANCLICAX.  Ei{*lit 11.111., Holy Eneharist; 11 a.111., 111a'..1-,,  Liliiny and sermon (Holy Kncharisi lir.st Sunday in 1 lie month); 'J-.:io SAindav school, or  children's service; 7:i:o Evcnso:ij;'(ulioi-al) and  sermon. Holy Days���������The Holy Eucharist is  celebrated at 7 n.m. or S a.m , as amioiineed.  Holy I'apiisni after SunditySchool nt:i:15.  ,c. a. riiocTxuat,   cctor.  rltKiBYTKKIA.V   rill'ltdl.  Servieeevery Sunday at H a.ni. and 7:.1fl p.m.  to \\ hlch all arc welcome. Prayer meellnj* at  S p. 111. every W eduesdav.  ltEv"W. C. Cai.dki:, Pastor.  I10.MAX CATHOLIC CIICKCII.  at lu;:10 a. m.,  on   flrsi,  second  and  M as-  lourtli Kikmlu.yi. ti, the tn  RKV  FATllKIl   TIIAVKH.  SALVATION   AKMV.  Meetins even,- night in their  Hull on  Front  Street.  H   EDWARD  TAXIDERMIST.  DKKP- READS, BIP.D-5. Eto. MOUNTED,  Furs CIc-ithM an*: Pe-.-alred.  JC-m EAaT OK   PKI-^BYTEhlAN  CRUKCH  Third Street.  ASSAY WORK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS  UNDERTAKEN.  Te.-ts made up to  ltd-  Pulps.  A specialty iiiad-  .000 lbs.  of cheoki-/.j  Smelter  ^_sjamples from the Interior by mail or (J  ^{ evoress proini'iUy at^eTided-tor'-'���������^���������^-^:^���������^i*j  (*-;      v^orrcspondeiiee solicited. .    (7)  ������ VANCOUVER, B. C. f-  j^ e������  ^.^..-..p,* t, | 1 - ��������� ,-..-..*..-..-^..-,.-HH:--M-*-f-t~l-  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnished with the  Choicest the Market  affords,  BEST W1HES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large,  Light bedrooms.  Rates $1 a day.  Monthly Rale.  J. Albert Stone ���������   Prop.  A. H. HOLDICPI  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  AND ASSAYER.  Rnvfl! School of Mines, I.ondon.    Seven years  at "Morfa   Works,  Swansea.     17   years  Chief  Cheini������t  In Afigan Coal and Iron Co.,   Eng.  Late Chemist.and Assaver, Hall Mines, Lid.  Claims examined and reported upon.  Ferguson, B.C.  r    A. KIUK.  ri'.mini n and ProvincialLand purveyor.  RKVEUSTOKH, Ii. (:,  E. MOSCROP . . .  Sanitary Plumbin---, Hot   Water  And Steam Heating, Gas  Fitting-  Second St.. REVELSTOKE, S.C.  If you are looking for possibilities in Estate  Speculation that will double your capital,  it will be to your interest to invest RIGHT  NOW, before the best of the properties have  been taken up.  REAL ESTATE  AT GROUND FLOOR PRICES  Are you looking for Business Lots, Residential  Lots, or other Real Estate? Goldfields is the  Payroll Centre and Resident Town of the  Famous^ Fish River Free Milling Gold Camp,  and has a Future unequalled by any other  Town in the West.  For Terms and Particulars Write  ROGER   F.   PERRY,   Manager,   Goldfields,   B. C.  **+******+**l ���������fr*+-**M-*M-***-.***  * X  *  ���������5-  >j*  ���������5-  Baker and  Confectioner  A-full and complete  line of  GROCERIES  Cor. Mackenzie Ave.  and Railway Street.  Jas. I. Woodrow  "PUTCHER  Retail Dealer in���������  Beet, Pork,  Mutton, Ete.  Fish and Game in Season....  i        Revelstoke 1  Skating   Rink  Skiitiu** every Kvuning from 8 to 10  o'clock.  BAND EVERY WEDHE8DAY NICHT  Admission���������25c  Season Tickets  Ladtca   Ueiitlemcn...  .tsoo  . GOO  TICKKTS FOR SALK AT  Canada DriiK &. Bookstore.  J. A. Miller* Co.  Hoy Sni.vtlie's Tobacco Stor������.  Ulnk Company.  ���������m  5S  -������  ������*������*������*a*������������*s';������*s������������*siSR*������w*������������  ^ L, Schnider  FOB YOUR  Patent Rubber Heels  CLEARANCE  SALE OF  Furniture  Now is your time to come and make vour selections in what Furniture  you require. - We can make arrangements with you to let you b&vc  what you want. We are going to make alterations to our store, in  order to give us a gooil deal more show room. You must recognize  the fact that we were tlie means of enabling you to'get FURNITURE  at one third the cost you previously paid before we started. We have  another large'car ordered and we want to get- our store ready for it.  A good discount on anything you require.  Revelstoke Furniture Company.  ���������fi ������*f��������� ������*1% ������t% 1T1 *T**l ���������*!% ���������*������ ������"1% ������T% tnP* ���������*������*������ ���������*!*��������� ������������������. J  *x������ *x* *^^^', "x* *x* *X"X* *x** tf *x x x h* x* *  Going South  for Winter?  If you are contemplating going South during  _the winter of 1902 or 1903 you can get valuable information free of charge.  Write to  John T. Patrick  Pinebluff, N. C.  He can save you money in hotel rates.  He can direct you which is. the best railroad  route to travel. _ j---  He can direct you where to rent neatly furnished cottages or single rooms.  All ordera prouiptlr line<i-  arid Rubber Soieing  In all alzes and colore.  Boot and Shoe Repairing a Specialty  THE GITY EXPRESS  E. W. B. Paget, Prop.  IToinjit delivery of [mrficls, hAt-KB***;, etc.  to nny part of the city  Any Kind of Transferring  Undertaken  All orders left at H. AI. BmyLhe's Toliier;*.  store or hyTcleplioiiuNu.7wIll receive prompt  Rtlentioii.  W.khI for sal*1 iiK-ltj/llii^ <  Dry Cedar, Fir a*id Hemlock.  All   orders left nt  W    Jf.   f.ftivrc-noo's   will  receive prompt att-'Mllnn.  W. FLEMING.  For Sale  TWO   I'fsidencexon Mch'cnzie  Avenue, with  modem  improvement.", (&rA>0 eneh on eusy  termn.  TWO Ite.iidenees on Third Street, eiist,  very  convenient for niitwity men, flUOII eneh, ensy  turniH.  ON'K   HoHldence nn   First Street,   eimt,   ciikIi  required fSUO. jubjeet lo iiiorlf-iiKe.  Apply to,  HARV E V, McCATfl EK|-t I'l. VIIAAI.  WHAT IS A   MOM)-', Wmi'll"'"' A  SINGER  Singer Sewing Mncliines  arc sold on easy monthly  payments.  A full supply of machines  needles and attachments arc  kept for any make of machine on earth.  H.MANNINC, : MACKENZIE AVE.  Jtev-'Mnku, H, (J,  Daily  TO CAMBORNE AND GOLDFIELDS FROM BEATON  Shortest and Host  Direct Route, to the Fiah; River Qold Camps.  Daily Stage leaven Iteaton for (>nld C'ftinps on nrrlviil of   Jloiitu  at   12   o'elock   noon,  fl-rivi'if* aL tC-^*t{iifttlori tlia^^|*'e aftiirnoon.  -italilw   supplied  with  Single,   Douhle,   Kaddle uml I'nek IIctmph und Freight Teamit  t������r any part i.f the lii.*tri;,t.  ANDREW M. CRAIG,  Proprietor.  By Royal  1848  Warrants  1901  JOHN   BEGG'S~*  Royal   Lochnagar  BALMORAL  WHISKEY  SCOTLAND  By appointment to His Majesty the Kin-*, 1901.  By appointment to Her Late Majesty Queen Victoria, 1848-1900.  Revelstoke Wine & Spirit Cempany, Limited, Agents.  FKKE BDR MEETS ALL TRAINS.  FIRST CLASS  ACCOMMODATION.  HEATED BY HOT AIR  REASONABLE HATXS.  SIBBALD& FIELD,  A.C3-0B33Sra'S  POB  Real Estate  riM 1 \T/"*T IT     ( Cftnnrtft Permanent A Western  ���������FINANUAL-|(JnIcn^������n������oCT  Insurance  Hotel Victoria  COAL FOIt SALE,  C. P. R. TOWNHITK,  MAKA TOWNBITE.  OER.RAHD TOWNBITE,  CAMHOKNE T0WN81TE,  \ Cnmuld. Permanent & Western  Mort|*ng>i  -lvostmciit  Sun FIro. Caledonian Fire.      Atlas,Fire.  UuniMllHii Fire.   Mercantile Fire.    Northern Fire.  Guardian Fire.   Manchester Fire.   Great West Life.  Oecnn, Accident and Guarantee,   Confederation Life  ~ VCitnadittn Acoident Assurance Co.   Connecticut Fir* '  HOUSES FOB SALE AND BENT.    '  CONVEYANCINQ.  D. SIBBALD, Notary Pubilf.  K1CVKI.8TOKE. B. C.  CHAS. M. FIELD.  IIOOULT STREET CAR  MEETS ALL TRAINS.  Brown & Querln, Props.  ELEOTBIO BELLS AND LIGHT IN EVEBY BOOM.  BAR WELL SUPPLIED BY THE CHOICEST  WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS    .....  .  P. BURNS & COY.  Wholesale and Retail Dealers  PRIME BEEF.     PORK.     MDiTON.     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.  >* '/AM:  "���������3  i-if  ,  I  I  \  s; 1  -  u  ���������!������������������ '  1  ���������A  -i  ���������4'  i  J  ���������i :���������  ���������*,  " *'P?'^.������W������Wfi^>g'^TH>vf7^r,-r-cv*-j;  iiBlaHR MINING IS  PROFITABLE  The Bargain of the Future.  Capital Need Not be Timid.���������  Mining is as Legitimate as the  Mercantile or any Other  Business.  Thut tlii'f-A U any substantial i*������mh  why capital HhtmUl In- timiil hi* I'eaifnl  in lt*f*illiiiHlH uiinliitr \������ not ���������ip|������uont.  Miniionl men etiguge viguriuisil.v in inln*i  -msuits���������nuiiuif.itlining, iiii'icliiuitli.-'  ing*. funning, etc.���������without ht*������ilnlinii.  when lo I ho iinp'it'linl and ciipiihli  observer I here i*vems to be no iiuiiy  ansiiiiuice lo the investor in tln-M-  sev-i-ul lines of industry limn there is  in investing in Ifgitimitte mining. So  often have the phia-en, -Mining is a  Ramble," "Mining is unsafe." or ������������������Mining is a lottery." been repented that  the average capitalist who has nol  learned from practical experience thai  mining is not nun e of a gamble, or ������  lottery, or lets secure than ihi*average  of other pursuits and investments, hn-  come to firmly believe these sayings ><���������  be absolutely true.  There are many millionaire miner*  who have made their money in lhe  mines, who. do nriL agree with ih>  conservative capitalist, who is con  servative as to mine in vest inenti. only.  Industrial failures, crop failures, and  merchandising failures are of no les������  frequency than mining failures where  they were based on common sense. As  a matter ofjeourse there is a wide range  in the character of mining investments.  Those who are seeking an investment  aB secure as government iionds will  buy stocks in mines which have heen  operating successfully for many years,  where the output, is steadily maintained; where dividends are as regular  as the changes of the moon, and whete  the management has been P' oven lo  be efficient and conservative. Pro in in  ent in this class are such stocks as tbe  Calumet & Hecla of Luke Superior and  the Uomeslake of South Dakota. In  the next class aie those which pay  dividends, but which have not been in  operation a sufficient length of time to  secure absolute confidence, but which  Btill give abundant evidence of ability  to maintain their record and in time  promise lo take place with those of lhe  first class.  - A third class is.of the transitory soil,  hut which withal form an almost  irrenistable attraction to the investor.-  Among these are matey mines which  have had meteoric careers, bursting  -. suddenly into view, quickly .making  * inillionaiies^ of comparatively- poor  wen aud rapidly waning until almost  lost to sight. This class of investments-  is all right for those who get in early.  bat often disastrous, to those who come  in on lhe crest of the wave of its pi os  perily. They are likely to be swept to  destruction by the undertow of shrink-  ng values.  Another, and somewhat differem  clas6, aud certainly a class that is  l-eiognized by those most competent l o  judge, as legitimate and as safe as any  ether unproven enterprise, is the prospect which piomises well. By a  promising prospect is meant apioperty  wherein the values and economic  .conditions insure succet-s if they continue, and wherein the only element of  (lnceitainty is the extent of the tne  bodies and their value beyond the point  of development. By approaching thi.-  ���������class uf investment in a common sense  manner with the aid of competent  assikttnee. whxh should be of the  highest integrity, disaster i-> a remote  contingency.  To plunge wildly into such an  investment equipping a shallow shatt  with heavy and expensive plant,  building immense mills or smelters  where testing works or small plants  only "are~advisable,���������will- ol ten place  the investor upon the high road to  failure. Without being penny wise,  and pound foolish, plunging ie not  good business in mining or in any  other branch of industry.  It is the  wildcat  investment that  the    capitalist   must    handle     with  caution.     There are' numerous wild-  -cats in the market, und, unfortunately  many investors are led into investing  Ju   them  to  their   sorrow.    Even a  -wildcat is not always to  be turned  <downt for these are some times alluring, with reasonable' chances that an  investment of this class may prove a  . auccess.   A property having little or  no development may lie contiguous to  .a valuable mine,   wherein   that  the  " irdications are that the  ore   bjdies  extend  into tbe adjoining property.  ��������� Such an. investment  makes  a  good  business proposition, but   should be  approached     with      caution.      The  Consolidated Virginia, on  the Coni-  stock, was just .such  a  proposition.  Nothing within itself developed, but  having good mines on either side of it,  the    good    judgment,   courage and  business   sagacity, of J. W.  Mackay  .-and his associates .'led   them   to  the  freatest bonanza the world has ever  nown. ' -   : - ���������  But there are wildcats that will  always remain wildcats, . and .to  distinguish among' the. numerous  mining properties offered, the public  in these days of mining and industrial  prosperity���������to sepiu-Htu the wheat  from the chuff���������the average .investor  should; take means of ascertaining  from some other''source than the  promoters the character of the enterprise under consideration- before  inverting.  Capital Is timid, but there is no;  reason, why it Bhould be mure so in  mining than any other business, if the  capitalist will investigate the proposed  investment with the same- care and  caution he would employ if lie were  about to buy a foundry, farm or  merchandising establishment. ��������� The  Mining and Scientific Preen.  A'  N honest man entered tlie store  of a clothier one day, and In  reply lo the query as to what  could be done for him on that  particular occasion, he assumed a.  ���������humble pose and replied:  "Sir, I wish to furnish you proof that  I am what I am."  . "I cannot doubt your honesty." salil  ithe clothier, "but still proofs are  proofs, and you may submit your documents."  "Do you remember that I was In  your store six months airo?"  "Alas! I do not; but you look like a  man of truth, and I will not gainsay  you."  "I was here, sir, nnd bought thin  suit of clothes of you. It had been  marked down from fifteen dollars to  eight dollars and fifty cents."  ���������'Yes, I recognize the cloth, and I  grieve to think that I lost six dollars  and fifty cents on that suit. I ihad to  mark them down to make room for  ���������the quick-lunch business on tdie other  side."  "You warranted the dye," continued  the honest man, "and there has been  no fading or crocking. I cannot say  that you lied to me."  "And the price was right?"  "It was. I hug the delusion that I  found a bargatn."  "Then what is tlie cause of 'thy complaint?"  "It Is no complaint, oh, clothier. It  1s tihat after I had got miles away I  found a ten-dollar bill in the trousers  pocket."  "A ten-dollar tolil In the pocket of  an elgh't-dollar-and-flfty-cent suit,"  -mused the clothier. "Here, Ikey, come  forward-and explain." .  "I���������I was tempted," said -the young  man, as he trembled . before his employer. ,> -  "So? Then it was you who substituted a ten for a twenty, and made  this honest man a Journey to get his  Just dues? Go, 'bring me a new, crisp  ten, and later on I -will see to your  case."  "I would not that lie come to poverty," said the honest man.  "He shall not, but I will stop It out  of his wages and humble him to the  dust. I always give a twenty-dollar  bill with every elgln-dollar-an-l-fifty-  cent suit, and here Is your balance.  Take It, sir, with many apologies; and  If I have put you to any expense, remember that all my eighteen-dollar  overcoats have been marked down to  nine dollars and a fifty-dollar bill  placed In each pocket to close them out  quickly and make room for a ehi-cken-  ���������farm In the rear end of the store."���������  Detroit "Free Press."  n  N 1 in cresting story conies, from tb*  French Alps  of Dauphlily relating the futile efforts of the Princess of Croy, who desired to enter the monastery ot the GranOe Chartreuse, a habitat io    from which women  visitors are rigidly excluded.  The story runs that the Princess  dressed herself in boy's clothes and ao-  companled her husband to the institution. The gates were opened to them,  and the Prince sent his card to th������  father superior, with a line to the effect that he was accompanied by a  friend.  J list as they were about to make the  round ot the building the word was received that the father would like to see  thc Prince and "his friend." Going upstairs they were received by the smiling monk, who cordu.dy Invited them  to Join him In an appetizing luncheon.  The Princess c leavored to make thc  Cbest of the situation, but she wait not  put any the more at her ease by <h������  fact that the monk kept gazing sharply  at her.  At last he exclaimed suddenly:  "Catch It, young man!" at the sam������  time throwing at her a large pear. The  Princess was startled, and, thrown  completely off her guard, made a motion t grab up her skirt, the absence ot  which she overlooked In her confusion.  Then the father stopped smiling and  said with great gravity:  "I beg your pardon, madam, but ladles are not allowed in the monastery;  I must ask you to wait outside untV  the Prince has finished *hls inspection."  And outside she had to go, the rev*  erend father bowing her from th** room  with most elaborate polltenp"  JSTOTIO-E  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  after date.I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works forL a  special license to cut and carry away  timber from the following- described lands  in West Kootenay :���������Commencing at  W. Ie Maistre's north west corner post  near Boyd's ranch about half a mile from  the Columbia river, thence east 80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence west 80  chains, thence north 80 chains to point of  commencement.  Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902.  W. Ie MA1STRE.  THE TOWNSITE OF  NOTICE  NOTICE is hereby given thai 30 days  after date I will apply 10 the Chief Commissioner of Unitls and Works for a  special license to cut and carry away  timber from the following described lands  in West Kootenay :���������Commencing at  |. A. Kirk's north west corner post thence  cast 40 chains, thence south 160 chains,  thence west 40 chains, thence north 160  chains to point of commencement.  Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902.  . ��������� J. A. KIRK.  3sroa?ioE  ..CIRCLE CITY.  IS NOW ON THE MARKET.  2oo ���������Lots on Sale��������� 2oo  BELGIAN   HARES  The quickest breeders and greatest '  - money makers in  the small  stock :  line of the present day.      Full  bred  stock of FASHODAS.  Price���������$6 and Sic per pair,  according to age.  THO8. SKINNER,���������Revelstoke  , B. C.  A Remarkable Shot.  "H  BLLO, Ike!" said Perkins, as  that Individual walked into  the store.' "How'd you make  out gunnin' to-day?"  "Tole'ble, Jest tole'ble; that's  all. -I got four black ducks, six toroad-  btll, and ten winters." ���������  "I must    say    thet's    pretty    good  shootin'  fer one day," said Perkins.  -   '"Twas putty fair; but I should have  got more yet 1������ my shells hadn't gin  out."  "Thet so?" said tbe constable. '"Twas  hard luck and 'minds me o' one day  ''bout four year ago.'^vhen I went down  ~tu-the-medders gunnin' with thefold  muzzle-loader er mine.   I fooled 'round  all day, .till I had only one charge of  powder  left.    Birds  had  been  eomin'  'long,  one  in  a flock,  and   now   and  then tew lone ones, and all of 'em out  er range,  and I didn't git a bird.     I  was kinder discouraged; hadn't.had a  good shot lall day.   But Jest as' I was  gittin- out of the stand  I  heard     a  goose hollerin', and I crouched down  quick, I can tell yer, and purty soon  he landed plump down in the slough-  hole In front of me, where my decoys  was.   I was Jest tu the south of the  deacon's medder���������you fellers remember  how  the marsh there  Is  very  narrer  and  runs right clus up  to  the  beach  ���������and my stand  was jest abreast  of  thet low place on the beach they call  the blow-hole.   Wa-al, I moved 'round  keerful, and got a bead on  tone     old  goose, when he must have smelt me,  for jest as I was goln' tu let him hev  it be begun swlmmin' away from me.  I didn't want  tu lose him,  so  I begun to whistle him back, and, If you'll  believe me,  as  I  was  a-slttln'   there,  what should I see corhln'  up 'by  the  blow-hole but a red fox. Boys, I'd hev  given my 'hull farm for another charge  of powder and. shot t'het minute,     I  guess.     The goose  by  this  time  had  circled round and begun tu come towards me agin, and the fox was a-  standln'   still.        Gradually  the     old  goose was gittin' In line with thet fox.  'By- thunderl���������'s-I, -'if^I_ean glt_*em Jn_  a line there's a <chance of gittin' 'em  both.'    In  another  minute  they   was  right in line, and I let 'em have It.  Jest as I fired, a blueflsh Jumped out  of the water from a school on 'em that  was ohasln' bait inshore.   I shot the  foose plum through the head,  lamed  the fox so 'he couldn't run, and killed  thet blueflsh so he drifted ashore, and  I got the 'hull three."  "Boys," said Perkins solemnly, "Ii  you'll etep lntti the back room I'll set  up -the elder."���������"Judge."  ***^*������*������������������.  ��������� ���������     "       11  What He Came For.  . A learned Judge who was one of the  riiests at a dinner was unexpectedly  called upon to reply to a toast. Recovering somewhat from his surprise, he  ���������aid that his situation reminded him of  the story of a man who fell into the  water while he was fishing.'  , With no little difficulty he was rescued, arid after he had regained his  breath and' was In a fairly comfortable  condition, his rescuer asked him how  he came to fall Into the water.  "I did not come to fall Into the water," replied the unfortunate fisherman.  "I came to fish."  HOW ABOUT  THAT SUIT  Of Clothes you promised  yourself this "FALL.  Our Fall Slock is now the  most complete in B. 0.  Our F.mcy C-Sood* are all  new With new colors and  the latest stripes.  See them before leaving  " your order elsewhere.  R. S. WILSON,  Fashionable Tailor.   .  S Next lhe McUarty Block.  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  after 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 the 23rd day of October, 1902.  PETER AGREN.  WOOD  TSrOTIO-E  BUY BEFORE YOU SLEEP.  CIRCLE CITY is the Terminus   of  the   proposed   Railway   already   surveyed  via the Lardeau Creek with fork to that point.  CIRCLE CITY is beautifully situated at the base of tho Lirdcau  Pass, Galena  and Surprise Creeks.  CaRCLE CITY is   absolutely   surrounded    hy    Mining    Properties   now   under  DevelGpniv.nl. ... . . . ,      '   .  Splendid Wafer  Power  Which will be utilized next Season by Concentrating Plants.  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  after date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a  special license to cut and carry away  timber from the following described lands  in West Kootenay :���������Commencing at  Peter Agren's south west corner post near  Boyd's ranch about half a mile from the  Columbia river, thence east 80 chains,  thence north 80 chains, thence west do  chains, thence south 80 chains to the  point of commencement.  Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902.  ,"    PETER AGREN.  For Sale.  The undersigned having contracted for the  whole of McMahon Bros, wood is prepared to  supply Mill wood at . .  $2 Per Load  WCedar Cordwood���������J3.00 delivered..4R  VHardivood at equally low rates.  .Thos. Lewis.  Orders left at 0 B. Hume A Co.,  Morris <fe  Steed's, or at mill will have prompt attention.  Your Winter Supply  Of Vegetables ....  Should he your first consideration at this time of  the year. I have a largt*  stink, all home grown,  including  Potatoes,  Cabbage, Carrots,  Etc,  a large   quantity  class  Eto.  of  Also  first  Timothy and Clover Hay.  Write for prices and particulars to  S. Crowle, Revelstoke, B. C.  -GO-TO-THE,  REVELSTOKE DAIRY  FOR  Pure Milk  Notice to Creditors.  IN   THE   SUPREMS   COTjRT,   OF   BRITISH  COLUMBIA.    .  In the matter of the estate of Daniel Robinson,  late of Revelstoke, B.C.. deceased.  -NOTICE is hereby-given that all persons  having claims against the estate of the said  Daniel Robinson who died on or about the 19th  day of November, A. D., 1902, are required to  *>end by post prepaid or to deliever to Harvey,  McCarier <*: i'lnlcham, noltcitom for tho Exaou-  tors, on or before thc 18th day of February*.- A.  I)��������� 1903. tlielr names,, addresses and descriptions and a full statement of particulars ol  their claims and the nature of the security (if  any) held by thcm.'dulv certilicd, and that  after the said rtato thc Executors will proceed  to distribute the assets of the deceased among  thc parties entitled thereto having regard only  to the claims of which they shall then have  notice.  Dated this 18th day of December, A.D., 1902.  HARVEY, McCARTER <fc PINKHAM,  Solicitors for the Executors  -���������-*"1 ������������������ ���������Liiuii'ifl.miiia.iMnjmii'ju  iii*j������**��������������� ,  FOR PARTICULARS AT ONCE  SEND  TO THE GENERAL AGENT,  Gk B. BATHO,  Ferguson, B. O.  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 thc office of the undersigned.  Tenders will be received up to Feb. 1st,  1903. The administrators will not be  bound to accept the highest or any tender.  HARVEY, McCARTER &. PINKHAM,  Solicitors for Administrators.  Revelstoke, B. C, Nov. 27th, 1902.  J. G. McCallum  "   PROPRIETOR.  Land   Registry Act.  Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, in Block 48, in  of Revelstoke, B. 0.7  Town  Map 636 B.  A CERTIFICATE of Indefeasible Title to the  tiovc property will be issued to Frs  nard Lewi, on tbe 28th day of February. A. D.  above property will be issued to Frank Bernard Lewi, on tbe 28th day of February. A. D.,  1903, unless In the meantime a valid objection  thereto be made to me In writing by a person  claiming an estate or interest therein or in  any purl thereof.  ! H. F. MACLEOD,  District Registrar.  Office,  Nelson, B.   C��������� 17th  Land  Registry  r,W2.  November,  Uuiconceptiona.  "A (rood ���������' story comes from Sydney,"  pa,ya the London "Globe," "where letters'have been received from two Am*  Brlcan business firms asking: whether  communications to Australian merchants should be written In English or  "In the language; of the 'country.' It  recalls an astonishing traue circular received a short time ago by a business  firm In Glasgow from a German manufacturer, also written in what his versatile clerk had apparently taken for  tbe language of the country. It was  In th������ best 'kailyard' style, and spoka  of a "muckle consignment o' chemicals.'"   .  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LARDEAU  Running between Arrowhead, Thomson's  Landing and comapllx, commencing October  14th, 19ul, will null as lullows, weather permitting:  Leaving Arrowhead for Thomson's Landing  andOomapllx twice dally���������10k. and 16k  homson's Landing  "   "       "   " !46k  ,K.  Notice.  If the panv or parties who removed tbe  cap from a field glass at Watchman William  Maekte'*.Cabin at the Columbia brldne last  summer, will return the same to A. McKoe,  Postmaster, they will receive IS reward,  Leaving Comapllx and    for Arrowhead....twlcedally���������7:16kand 12  Making close connections with all C. P  Steamers and Trains.  The owners reserve the right to change times  of sailings without notice.  Tha Fred Robinson Lumbar Co., Limited  FIR8T CLASS 82 PER DAY HOUSE  Choloe Brando of Wlnee, Liquors  and Cigars.  J. LAUCHTON, Prop.  First  Street.  The Smelting Centre of the Similkameen Valley. Backed by the payrolls of two  gigantic coal companies and the Copper and Kennedy Mountain Mines.  Surrounded by the following resources: Coal, gold, copper, silver and a fine agricultural country.    Large herds of cattle, fruit in abundance, with a climate almost southern J  and all that could be asked. \  ASHNOLA is owned and backed by the payroll of the Similkameen Valley Coal  Company,   Ltd., >,  which is a guarantee in itself of its success.   The equipment and development of their coal mines, insfalliDg, ;"*  of water, electric light and power plants are already arranged for.   The development of tlie Ashnola. Coal./  Company's mine by the Eastern Capitalists who have established their payroll at ASHNOLA.   makes it- ths ���������  coming city of the "interior of British Columbia.' ...    -  City of Wonder, Progress and Great Prosperity"  Lots in Ashnola are safe investments. ' Ia Blocks 1 to 4 and 13 to 20 the price - will be advanced 26c   (  pei month until May 1st, 1002, and to tun per cent, in the re main ins: blocks.   Tlie present price is from $50 to  jj  $225 , Twenty-five per cent. cash,, three, six and niue months without interest. " j  ���������   .Arrangements are already' completed for. Eight buildings, including cottages for the Employees of* -.  thecompany at Ashnola.   This work will be under full headway by May-1st. ������������������ -  Four-years ago the Crow's^Nest Shares could be bought and were sold at 11 cents. Today they are  quote! at $80.00. Witb-the advent of transportation, Similkameen Valley Coal can be delivered at any  point in West Kootenay or Yale as cheaply as by any other Company in Canada.  -  FOR FURTHER PARTICULARS APPLY TO  SIMILKAMEEN   VALLEY   COAL   CO.,   LIMITED.   NELSON, B. 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A vatch, **��������� d a ���������.-'far ami ���������cla.'i ono,  Like ih< l.r.-o -.,.������������������" lu Ma wring;  A siavo, nn������l u c;iv u.-il mid one  Ti.e.; s),u>: iimUu tlie tailor* rin;.  Seine l������:it of I1  1 !io lllli :iitj t:i  *",n l the .url 1 d  'lliilt Ulc������ lu u ;  'iiniwrti In It,  ! \i  hlii* i.-ap.  i- throat of a llnnst  ;��������� ti.e ttuvt)  \  Tofti lt'3 rhrxM-. niv misters inerrjr,  Aii'l cIm-.t. tn> i.i.nuy inriUU, Ol  Our rt:t;'s i.it : .-.- i.o.lv b\?rr>*  Our k.t* |ur the luistluiuo.  -Clinton SoolInrA  t SEARCH FOR "SANTY."  ANl'A CLAUS 19  so vivid a reality  v to most littla  ���������g boys and girls  i3 that any doubts  thrown upon his  existence is usually indignantly  resented by them.  Little Robbie had  no doubts upon  the subject. Why  should he? Hadn't  kind old "Santy"  brought him toys  .and candy every Christmas he could  remember, and he remembered throe  if them? But a cloud had fallen on  Bobbie's faith. His mamma waa sick  *nd ailing, and many of the bundles  ���������f sewing that she had always seemed  to be working upon remained unopened. Some days she could not get out  ������f bed, and her hands were cramped  ������o that she could hardly use them, and  she almost creepod rather than walked.  "I am afraid Santy will not coma  to ns this year, Robbie," she said, "but  rou must be a brave boy and never  ni'iid."  Truly, Robbie was a brave little' fet-  .-". ," low.   A cheerier, merrier, more' affectionate littlo chap was never leit to  "   tonsole a poor, struggling widow. He  tad ways of his own,-too, and an odd  --���������ort of  independence    that    is  often  -tharacteristic of the children of    the  .poor.  "I'll go find Santy," he said in hli  cheery  way.   "and  tell him   Robbie's  - mamma is sick, and that he mustn't  torget Robbie."  Mrs. Garry scarcely paid any atten-  -Hoa to the prattle of her boy, although  -be repeatedly announced his purpose  to "find Santy."  The neighbors In the big tenement  ,-r.are hind to Mrs. Garry, but they  were all poor like herself, and bad  children of their own to provide for.  They did what they could, but their  .-afearity did not take in the idea of providing Christmas presents for the  ���������-  '.prattling Robbie.  It was   the   day  before  Christmas, |  and Robbie's little  head  was  full  of  bis plans for finding "Santy."  He had  ��������� figured  out  that  he  must    arrive  in  town that evening, and    during    the  - day, from his perch in tho high win-  How, he had noticed a bustle and stir  In the streets that indicated to his  childish mind the early advent of tho  good Saint  ; After dinner ho stole quietly out of  .the room and down the long stair3,  i-axd out into the streets he sallied,  " jwell clothed and booted, indeed, and  c^liot to be intimidated by the frosty air.  .He aeighborhood  In which  Robbie's  ,~m ���������'��������������� hoBlTTo   yTSu"-2R3a,~ ^rr woy r-  aslsed tho lady kindly.  i  "Old    Santy!    He's in    there.    I'm  lookin' for him."  |   "Oh!" and the lady laughed in spito  Df all hor gay attire at the funny little  follow, "you're look for Santa Claus,  are you?"  i   "Yes,"  said    Robbie    boldly;    "my  mamma's sick, and says 'Santy' won't  uosie this year, but I thought I'd try  lo see hlca nnd tell.him Robbie's been  a good  boy, and  didn't- ��������� make    poor  luaamnu sick. I guess he'll come If ha  knovs that."  i  Tho lady bent down, as sho wiped  her eyos quickly with a lnce handkor*  chief.  "Who are you, Robblo, and where  iio you live?"  Robblo knew who he was and where  ho lived, and ho told It without hesitation.  Then a strango thing happened. Ths  lady led him into tho church, and,  after a short talk with some otlici  ladles, ho was taken up and Introduced to tho big man in furs and long  whito beard, whom ho know to b������  "Santy."  Then tho Superintendent arose and  told Robbie's queer adventure, in  Elm pie, affecting words, to tho whole  echool; and there was muoh laughtei  and clapping of hands.  Robbie was taken back to his home  In a big sleigh, with furry robes, and  prancing horses, but big as it was it  was hardly big enough to hold the  many beautiful things good old  "Santy" and his children had given  him. There came help and comfort  too, for Robbie's mother, but that need  not be told here.  This Is the true story of how Robbie  found Santa Claus.  A Modest  Request.  CHRISTMAS EVERGREENS.  fie Flp'*lng of "S.-intr."  A.Iioar'a   Cl>rl������tma< Gift.  It was Christmas Eve in Moscow,  nnd every one was busily preparing  for the great festival of the next day,  when a tall man, so muffled in a thick";  sheepskin frock that he might almost  have been mistaken for a woolsack,  came tramping over the crisp snow  past the red, many-turreted wall : ol  the Kremlin, leading after him by a  chain a huge brown bear, which;plodded gravely at his heels without taking any notice of the admiring atarea  nnd pointing fingers of the countless  groups that eddteu carelessly to and  tro through "the "Krasnaya Plosht-  chad" (Red Plain).  "Hollo, brother!" cried a stout, red-  faced, blu-frocked izvoshtchik (hack-  man)." who waa driving slowly past  In search of a fare. "Where are going with Meesha?" (1. e., Michael, ths  Russian nickname for a bear).  "They're going to have him and me  In a Christmas show at ono of the bife  circuses," replied the bear leader,  "and to give us twelve rubles (nine  dollars) a night   Not bad, eh?"  "And by what name are you two going to appear in the bills?" asked a  dandified young fellow'iu a smart new  fur cap. "You'll be 'The Renowned  I3ear Brothers,' I suppose."  "That's it, my lad," said the beast  tamer; "and as bears generally have a  monkey to perfcrm along with them,  hadn't you better come and join us?"  The laugh was now turned against  Lhe Jester, who, irritated by the retort, took off his fur cap. and began  to t������x*se the bear by flipping him in  the face with-*it  "You'd better stop at that game, m?  fine fellow," said the bear's guardian,  warningly. "Mecsha's a good-natured creature enough In his way, but ha  don't understand being joked with by ,  ���������strangers, though he doesn't mind It  from me. He's got teeth of his own,  I can tell you; and if he makes one  bite at you, I rather fancy you'll find  your���������sun:-comes =-ont=^wrong���������ths ijxaxs^  time you try to count on your fingers."  But the dude was not to be warned,  either by the words of the man or tho  low growls of the beaut, and was continues to plague tbe bear, wlien all  lit once tho shaggy hoari wa3 thru3t  forward, and the j.igo Jaws opened  *nd shut with a i������n������p like tho falling  SUGGESTIONS  FOR  APPROPRIATB  FESTAL EMBLEMS.  "tonrei, ITolly ana Mistletoe, anil How  Thoy May Be Utilized ������s Aids tu Christ-  jau> Cheer���������Tho HUtory of Their Unc*  ���������-Ch u-ch Decoration..  The use of evergreens at Christmas  Is of very ancient origin, the custom  in England having been derived directly from the rites of the Druids.  The Greeks and Romans used c evergreens freely, the laurel and bay being held sacred to joyous festivals,  and green boughs were strewn during  celebrations of victory and peace. The  Hebrews and Egyptians also made  free use of evergreens, and the palm  and lotus have become emblems of religious sentiment The modern cus-  jtow of erergreens at Christmas is due  to the grafting of early Christmas  practices upon- the heathen rites ol  Northern Europe. Onr Teutonic and  Baxon forefathers brought many pleas-  andt customs and poetic ideas to the  ���������erviee et Christianity...  '-? The Puritans passed laws prohibiting the use of green as a heathen practice, and away back in the year 1600  the avstere council "enacted it was not  lawful to begirt or adorn house* with  laurel or ; green boughs, for all this  practice savors ot paganism." But today Che cOstom is uuiTersal, and er.n  puritan New England contributes her  share to the universal decoration.  Among the popular Christmas evergreens,   the   holly,  with  its  splendid  red berries and rich green leaves, signifies rejoicing, and can be appropriately    used      anywhere.      Rosemary  means remembrance,  as    unfortunate  Ophelia was aware, and In the early  days  of  "Merrle England"  was   used  to decorate the wassail bowel.      The  mistletoe is the mystic plant of Christmas  to all  English-speaking    people,  | emblematic  of Jollity and    mirth,  of  I domestic love, and the sly confidences  I of    lovers.    The suspended    sprig  of  ! mistletoe Is a veritable ally of Cupid.  'All of our American    evergreens are  the most delightful ornaments on tho  table for ferns, as the bronze is so attuned to the green foliage:  A pretty design for. a decorated  mantel is shown in our first illustration. The main feature is the motto,  "A Merry Christmas," consisting of a  plaque of green, with the letters in  red holly berries. The plaque is  framed in holly leaves and berries.  The idea can be adapted to a mantel  Without a mirror.  The hallway and stairs afford the  proper starling point for decorating a  bouse at Christmas time. The hallway may be adorned with mottoes  made of brilliant berries and appropriately framed in greens, and the  balustrades of the stairway may be  twined with evergreens. A pleasant  feature of Christmas decoration, and  \   ,'-  _..,,. u   . ,        . _,   ,        i of a steel trap.    The Joker drew back  -oother lived had few stores, and these [his hand Just In time to save it, but  mostly of a small kind. Here and ��������� nt the rnmo moment he saw Ills fine  there be mopped at a window, to note !lnw fur cap (which had cost $7) vanish lllco a ptll into the boar's capa-  rloiii month, amid a roaj*;bt'iaugbier  trom  the crowd.      ^'-s v-  "3.;rveH yon rlr^'C-^r'niini? ffllow,"  wild the lift.ir, Um'^r, with stern natla-  factlon. "YC������??y made him a nica  Christmas present, anyhow; and  Uierfj'3  no  fear of your  brains catch-  fo  Ii*-. -'  Ii*  -,W a-display of toys, but no eight ol  ���������������������������Santy" rewarded his vision. He  passed blcok after block until finally  be was lrr-t In a maze of s-tr/-ct*i, but  fcls heart did net falter nor his hud-  'lime faith In mooting "Santy"-in thi  least diminish.  i  How lo-i< he wanStTcd Robbie never  Jcnew.   He- never had dreamed the big  city was so big.    At last, he was at*  taicted by music from a tall church,  that   was  the principal    object  iu a  neighborhood eo neat and orderly that  Jt looked to Robbie like another world,  jHo crossed the street, and standing on  tiptoe on the steps, gazed through the  *reat open portal of the church to as-  ���������esrtain what  caused the music froza  ilfce inside.  *> What a sight met his ga-ie! WithlD  ,-^rere crowds of people and crowds ol  .���������children; light and music and langh-  ���������^tor; and at the end of the chancera  ���������ifcreat  Christmas   tree    uplifted   itself  loaded  with   beautiful    things;    and,  ;������here���������could Robbio believe his eyes?  .-!*���������was old "Santy"    himself    handing  toys to  the  children   from   the  well-  laden tree.   He clapped his hands, and  laughed a merry laugh at liis succe:<s  ^n at last finding    the object    of his  fiuost  ������ At that moment a richly dressed  lady appeared from within the church.  1 "Say, ma'am," shouted Robbie, ho  eagerly that he was almost breath-  s, "is ho cfiminir out soon 7" .'  : Ing cold fnr want of It, tor you don't  j-j-jvicy  iHRISTOp  Doa'tycn \\,Ynk Glirtatimw-tirno j'lt'y ������nd nloef  L'.iin (rt -^>iie ������������u.v wo..' j������1--niy of ic-;  C'.-a-ttln? wocl flkatlnfc��������� oh, l������nt ifn Inn���������  Aud, thcr. If   j-nu'ro tfuud   ntiun Han to Clan*  rr.mei,  n.i'll oft#rp flown thecWmno? nnd Ino?* nl! aVmtt  Ami. men, If j-fm're sler-*>lti^, ho'Ii crawl kofll>  am:  Willi: v-lnk'-Inj* ore" smi n com'onl trrln,  Efj'll Ull jour alocMn^a way u;> In th* brim.  -- -  ^jfcJE.JM������mpton, ,  A StrtVInf* Cliri^tm.-v*   M������m������l.  appropriate  for  use at Ohrtstmaji,  la  wrxaths, rop������H, or otherwise,  but tho  mistletoe and holly  muit not be forgotten.  In dfcoratlng a church for Christmas, befiirie the ordinary wrea'.hH and  clmrtca-s of CTcrgrees In the body of  the building, beautifal efT-icts can bo  prodnueti ut the a!t;*r and font -.vlth  Home vary simple devlc-js. Very distinct and perfeot outlines in letturlnr;  can ho obtained from holly loftvea,  and when completed, the motto or  monogram may bo made to look as II  froatod. This Is done h7 brushing tho  loaves over with mucilage and then  dusting them with glass powder,  which can bo obtained for a trifle at  any glass works. Tho giittor and  sparkle give a brilliancy that doea  nc-t fioem artificial, ;  Ferns can also be used to great advantage In church derujratlon, and  quantltloti of thorn should be gathered  in the attttumn, and kept fresh in tho  cellar by bring packed in barrels, with  a layor of ferns alternately. Tho  evergreen kind ia found all winter, biat  a heavy fall of nnow near Chrlsteoaa  will effectually hide them from vlow.  The small ferns - or leaflet*) of tho  larger one*, make pretty letters, bor-  rlwH and other designs, while tho long,  light-looking fronds hanging over tha  edge of the font, hare a very good effect.  Twigs gathered from troo shrubs  cfiTi bo mailo to do good sorvlco In tho  cH'cwallon of tho dinner table. Th������7  aro Invaluable attached to baskets,  nnd then hronzod v/lth metallic paint..  J Tlod with colored ribbons they naka  D������6ij*n of Deooration for a Doorway,  one of the most appropriate, may be  made of a dooway, preferably that of  the reception room. Our illustration  shows a design for decorating such a  doorway. The. space above the por-  trers Is adorned with holly, while  wreathes of leaves and berries are  twined gracefully over the portieres,,  and r \ ample sprig of mistletoe is suspended from the centre of the rod.  The main idea of Christmas decoration is to give the home a joyous aspect.    There should be no ostentation  ���������decoration is for the home and tho  dear ones whom it shelters.   The making  of  Chris&ras a  home  festival  ia  essentially Sason in origin.    In Eng-  j land   and   In   Virginia,   not   the   day  I only, but the season, which lasts till  (Twelfth Night, or Candlemas Day, is *  one round of merriment, and'all. the  houses   continued their   adornment   of.  [green   boughs    and; laurel    wreaths.  j Even the simplest form of decoration  j Is appropriate and net to be despised.  ! (Simple    bunches    of      mistletoe      or  ! branches of holly may bo placed over  a picture, stuck In a vase, suspended  trom a chandelier, or used in masses  ! anywhere with but little work.    Gar-  j lands can be made    of the    running  { green with slight expenditure of time  Y"otciiHborfTJ==:ii������=s!==4e=T;st=pi������ee=u?sd=;tt^  Uotne ecntral poi.it,    Evon tho small-  ! est branch of gr&cn can be utilized to  J beHpeak   the  time  of  merriment  nnd  j good  ebenr.    Every  homo should  exhibit   somo    sort    of    decoration on  Christmas. -;  ik CHRISTMAS PRESENT.  VERY  unhappy.  maiden was Con-  stanco        Lester.  Perhaps,     among  the  thousands  of  miserables,     who  awaited    the  Christmas   tide in  tho    great     qity,  thoro  were many  moro hopeless and  wretched,       but  surely none moro  discontented   and  unhappy. And hor  grief     waa      tho  greater  because it  was  ot    a secrot  nuturo   that   she  could  confide to nobody.    Alono   she  must meet her fate���������alono    decldo a  quusllon that, howover sho might casl  hor verdict. Boomed fraught with uttor  tnl.iery to herself and others.  Constanco Lester was one of thoso  sweet and loving natures that acolc  happiness only in tlio happiness ol  otkurs. Selfishness was utterly foreign to her. She had been born and  roared in the lap of comfort and case.  Her father had been a well-to-do merchant in a suburban'town, a busy,  big-hearted man, who had taken puins  to surround his family, which consisted only of his wife and daughter,  with every luxury that his purse eould  provide. His death, which occurred  Buddenly from a carriage accident, had  left his family In apparent comfort,  but within a year the firm of which  ho had been a member failed, and the  ���������failure swallowed up not only the portion of the widow and orphan, but  eventually deprived them of the comfortable home that had been a very,  ark of refuge in their troubles.  The blow was a sad ono to Mrs. Lester. She was a semi-invalid, and  years of suffering had worn her nature  into that form of shrinking and half  querulous selfishness that is contented with nothing but absolute protection from the chances of life. It almost killed her to give up her home,  but there was no alternative . Constance had met the crisis with truo  heroism. A chance was opened for her  to secure employment in the city in  a business bouse that Jiad formerly  dealt largely with ' her father's firm,  and the head of which had felt honored by his personal friendship. So  the brave girl sC5n had her ailing  mother established in a comfortable  flat, while she spent certain hours  each day over a, big ledger in tbo famous wholesale house of Day & Co.  All might have been well had not  Constance been as pretty as she was  sweet of character, and had she not  had a secret. Ah, that secret! Bo-  fore ah* had left Westbridge, their  country homo, she, had become engaged to a young lawyer, one Harold  Cowen, who, while not quite a "brief-  Jess barrister," had yet his fortune  and fame to make. She had not confided this secret to her mother, as it  would'only have, added to her troubles. She and Harold had known each  other long; he had been a true friend  and legal adviser in her time of trouble; friendship and mutual sympathy  had Tlpened Into love, and they had  parted with the most sacred of all  earthly pledges between them. Each  believed that they had years to wait;  and was resolved to wait patiently tho  fruition of their hopes.  which she could find no excuse for de>*  slluiug. Then had followed an invi-  tfti.lou to the Charity Ball, on'e of the  most fashionable events of the great  :iiy'a social lifo, and her mothor's intercessions and fear of oi. udlng a  benefactor had forced her to accept  that also. And now had come tbo  crisis. Mr. Day had visited her  mother, and announced his w''-h to  make Constanco his wife, and to lay  ���������Us fortuno at her feet.  "Wcro it not for Harold?" she had  murmured in her secrot heart, when  tho astounding news was told her.  She well realized tho selfish common  lenso of her mother's view of tho matter. Mr. Day was a brilliant and oll-  Klblo match for a penniless girl of  twenty, as tho ways of society went.  She lionorod and almost revered him,  but how could sho marry him? Sho  caught nt her mother's last words.  "You would not havo mo marry for  money, mother?"  "Not for money, my dear; but for  your poor, sick mother���������and the old  lioinu!"  This was tho condition of things  that had inducod Constance lo wrllo  to her lover the most pitiful of all  letters, and had blottod every ray ot  happiness out of her life. Harold  Co wen had not answered hor letter,  but Instead had sent a curt tolegram:  "Look out for Christmas present."  This enigmatical message only added  doubt and perplexity to her almost un  bearable load of sorrow.  ������-���������  in  "Package, ma'am! Miss Constanco  Lester. No, ma'am, nothing to pay.  All right!"  The blue cap, brass plate, and red  face of Expressman Sharkey disappeared as quickly as they had appeared, for it was the day before Christmas, and there was not a busier or  jollier agent of Santa Claus In tho  whole big city.  "What can it be, Constance?" asked Mrs. Lester, all alive with curiosity.  "I'do not know, mother."  Constance's cheoks were pale. Her  bands treinbled. For a moment she  felt that she would faint She somehow know that her fate was bound up  In that mysterious package. At last  sho summoned all her strength, and  cut the strings. Inside the wrappings  was a plain white pasteboard box,  oblong in shape. This sho opened,  and drew from it a paper folded, subscribed and sealed in legal form. She  opened it, studied it a few moments  in-a. dazed way, and then the hot  blood mantled to her cheeks and forehead.  "Why, mother," she cried, "this Is  a deed for the old home, made out in  my name. And here is a note from  Mr. Cowen. pinned to it, saying: 'The  deed Is all right The old home la  yours again. I will call on you,  Christmas aria explain.'"  "I knew It," was Mrs. Lester's surprising ejaculation. "Oh, Constance,  he has discovered the truth���������Mr.  Cowen has found the fraud. I knew  your father was never a bankrupt U  was all a conspiracy. And that young  lawyer has been too sharp for them.  Oh, thank the Lord -for all his goodness!"       -.���������������������������������������������. ..        '���������      ....... _  ..   . .._;  .-���������  AN EGG DEAL"  Close Figurine of tlio IVIfo ormi Ofllclnl ol  a Street Cui-pui-ntioii.  Sho was tho wife of an official of (8  St. Paul* street corporation. Her ono  liobby was economy. Though' hor husband made an excellent salary, sha  was rigid in her rules '-pertaining to-  tho buying of tho nccesavles for tho  household. 'She would haunt bargain'  counters and market stalls for hours  In order to get tlio bonollt of a reduction of a fow cents on the article do*>  sired.  The corporation official with much!  laughter, used to tcaso hia bettor halt  about what ho called her "stinginess."-  So ono day, fooling hurt at his ridicule, sho resolved to take him to market with hor and demonstrate beyond;  a doubt that sho was a most economical buyer. Ho consented, stipulating  that ho was not to bo asked to carry-  tlio basket.  Arriving at the market, sho made  ecvornl purchases,    nnd then at   ona  stall Inquired lio'prico of eggs. i  "Whal" sho exclaimed:  "16 cents tt  dozen?   No, Indeed, that-is too high."  She dragged hor reluctant husband  after her from one staud to another,  still inquiring tho price of eggs anil  always receiving tho saino answer, until near tho upper end of tho market.  Here sho found a dealer who offered  to sell hor eggs In any quantity for ltJ  cents. To her husband she said joy*  ously: ''���������.-'  "There, I told you so. Why, those*  others wero robbers." ���������       '  ���������Turning to the salesman, she-ordered halt a dozen eggs, gravely handed  him tho eight cents asked Inpayment  and went home, pratlihg away about  the worth of economy in. marketing  and the alleged willingness of dcaleva  to gougo the unsuspecting customer.  And to this day she does not- know  that her husband and- his friends  laughed over it at thc club.  !A dlller, a dollar, a ten o'clock scholar,.  3Tou used, to come at ten o'clock, bu>  now you come at noon.  "Me flying machine    is busted, so B  v      came by slow baloon!"  ��������� "Why not, Constance?"  . i "Oh, mother, you know I cannot."  "I do not see why," continued Mrs.  Lester, in the selfishly insistant tone  Ill  IV.  lnjhf OKI   Home.  ' Ari������4>%fft]r   *.V'-������te*I.  ' Wrs. Brown���������It always makes rn-j  fe������l flad to read those stories about  how-'the poor tramp is reminded of tho  Innocent days of his childhood by tho  Cbriatman festivities he cecs around  him.  Brown���������That's^ all nonsense, my.  dear. In tho winter all tho trampa  are In the workhouse. ��������� . ",  '���������TWy husband doesn't want me to  ms ko  him  Chrlotraas presents."  "And will yen?'.'   -,.'.-  "1 must. I iaeo-l l..lngs that I can't  jot any oil}er way."  that had became almost a second part  of her    nature.    "Oh, Constance, you  can't  realize   how   this  dreadful  city  lifo Is wearing mo out.   There Is-hot  nn hour of the day that I do not sigh  for tho dear old home where wo wero  so happy, and I know I shall die unions I go bank.   I merely dropped the  mldest  hint to  Mr.  Day, and   ho  instantly was full of sympathy, and ho  promised that one of the first tiitti'rs  ho should do after you were his wifo  .would  be,to  buy  back  the  old   home  and fit It up as a country resldonca.  He would expect to llvo thoro most of  each  your,  spending only  the winter  [in town,'and it would be such a happi-  j ness to pnss my last years there. Now,  I what'can you have against Mr. Day?"  J     "Nothing, mothoi, nothing; but It is  I !mpo������Biblo.    He has boon the kindest  j of boaofnetors, and 1 know I ought to  be honored by his offer, but I cannot  love him,"  "Nonsonse, my child. What do yon  know, about lovo? Any good woman  could learn to lovo Mr. Day. Ho if  not '���������"��������������� old���������what, is three and , fifty  nowadays? It is but vigorous manhood 'for a man who has dovoted  Mnu-eit to bns4no*Hl "and disregarded  the'1 dissipations of life.; I am sure he  Is neble, ftlffh-mlnded, generous to a*  fault a������d very rteta, my dear. ���������". Why,  any girl would consider It a chance  among a thousand. Surely, Constanco,  you would not throw away such a  chance to provide for yourself and  -me?"'-  Poor Constanee! What could she  reply? -The'Attentions Mr. Day had  shown her had not at first excited her  suspicions. Thoy wero so dolicate that  she accepted them merely as a continuance of the kindness that seemed  & part of his nature. But suddenly  hor eyes had bearp opsaed by an invitation to aeeopujapy hisa to the opera.  The fact of the   matter Is," saia  -Harold Cowen the next day, In the explanation that    necessarily    preceded  the    Christmas   dinner    in the little  flat, at which he was a most welcome  guest, "I suspected from the first you*  mother was right in thinking  there  was a fraud. Mr. Lester was not a man  to put up the inheritance of his wife  and child as a security for business  deals.    But he might have kept his  private papers in the company's safe  at his office.   This, in fact,'he did do.  ���������Now, I got evidence to make it pretty  . clear that the issuing of stock in the  6tore business in your father's name,  with the deeds and other securities as  collateral, was really an outright piece  of fraud.   When I made this clear to  the reorganized firm, we had a pretty  hot  time.    They   denied   everything,  and swore thoy would fight it through  overy court in the State.   But when I  began to talk of the Grand Jury, thoy  grow    more    reasonable.    Really,   it  might have been a long and doubtful  contest.     Thoro   wore rather too big  men���������honorablo careers, church members,   aud    all  that���������to   be    dragged  through a grand jury Inquest.   When  thoy  propofcod  to  settle by restoring  overy  dollar    they    had    wrongfully  taken, I thought it better th;m years  of legal fight, which, indeed, I did not  havo the means to make.'   The d<%]  of the. old home wa3 in your  name,  Constance."  "I  know tt,   a.nd   It was  with   myj  =cQnsDnU^of^cot*se,'iwld^Mrj^Lestoi*.j  "And  now, mother,' what, is  to  bb'  Mr.   Cowen's    reward?"    asked  Cou������  stance, sii'"/cnly  i   "Rewar������i?"      faintly    queried  Widow.  "Y^i; I promised him a year  that I would marry him when  old homo was one������ more my own. Yon  know lawyer's fec3 must be pall.  Don't you think he has earned his ro������  ward, and a Christmas dinner?"  "Really,  Constance,"    faltered    tho  mother, "you were in lovo, thuuJ"  \ "Vfs. mctluM'."  "And you thought of mo and the o! J  homo?"  "Vw, mother; you and the old he���������a  wove pert   of the    bargain.    I ro.iPy  think   tho  promise must bo kept,    f  would bo sorry for Mr. Day, did I 'i-,t  know he can easily got a bettor an J,  more suitable wifo."  -"Poor Mr.    Day!"    murmured  Widow.  But  there was    no    cloud  on  Uio  ago"  tho  Dttln't Know- the Country.  "Englishmen know little of the geography of the "States," and what little they do know does not .object to-  .putting Philadelphia next door to Boston, or' San Francisco alongside of  'New York. An American and an Englishman, who hail become friends  aboard ship, had a pleasant encounter,-  about distances on reaching New  iYork.  They breakfasted together and tha-  following conversation ensued:  "I guess I'll turn out to see Harryj-  ifter breakfast," said the Englishman..  "Harry?"    queried    the    American,  ���������joftly. J,  "Yes, my brother," explained the-  "Englishman. "I've two here. Harry,-  llves In San Francisco aud Charlie i������  Chicago."  "But you'll'be  back  for'  dinner?"*'  facetiously asked the American.  -The  Britishier  took  him  seriously.  "Sure for dinner, if not Tor    lunch,"  he answered.    And  accompanied    by  his friend, now thoroughly alive to the  humor of the Incident, he found himself a few minutes later In the line  of ticket buyers in the Grand Central  Denot.  "An excursion ticket to San Fran- ,  Cisco,,stopping at Chicago station oj*  veturn," lie ordered.  The ticket agent put about a quarter  of a mile of .pasteboard under his  stamp, pounding It for a minute or  more, thrust it before the explorer  and   expectantly     awaited   payment  "When   docs the   train'go?"   n>,kc<> '  ���������ihe Englishman.  ,: "In ten minutes," was the aus" or.  I "How much is it,"  ^���������'Oiie^lnindrcd-aml-thirty-eight-dol-���������  Jarsand fifty cents."  y -'What?"   the   Englishman   gai-pod,.  "How far iB It?"  '.'Six thousand miles."  "Dear mo!   What a country!"  f.!3  . The \i rons Sort iiffllrl.  He was handsome nnd showily/  ���������Tressed. A very pretty girl sat reading in the extreme end of the car. Tho  flashy young man said to his companj  Ion: , ���������      -"^  Chrlstpip.s dinner  Julia Kent.  "See that pretty girl reading there?  f'll bet you I'll be sitting ln.thatseat  saying sweet   things to    hor    beforo-  thiity minutes arc up."  "I'll bet you don't.   ���������  "All right I'll show you how to do  ft."  In a few minutes he left his seat  and took the empty seat beside the  young lady. Presently he began operations.  "Excuse me, miss," he said; "hay*  tnt 1 met you at. Coney?".  The girl looked up in surprise from-  ihe book she was reading. Then her,-  face brlghetnud.  "Would you have the goodness ta-  open that window just a little?"  "Certainly, miss," and he opened the:  window, then resumed his seat. Hes  was about to renew the attack whem  Ehe crushed him.  "Thank you very much, she said."  oweetly; "if I need anything else I..  will speak about it,"  She'resumed hw reading   pnd    he'  clung for a moment to the   back   of  tho seat.    Then he rose, very red in  thu face, and he told his friend she'  was a stuck-up girl and he' wouldn't,  bother about her.   . * . .���������+������.-  j  fa  Wl������*in-T-r-.W*>'-.r'*ryj^^ ASWE GO ALONG  Phai.- shall we do when tho autumn  ���������weather'  Ind the autumn duties come together;  [Whon the golden  days are fair, and  sweet.  i,When the bright leaves  rustle- under  our feet,  -And tho nir is a sparkling wine;  Pet cares pile    thick and tho   houra  crowd fast,  |And things to be done go  hurrying  past,  In an urgent; beckoning line?  /e must lccoprour hearts and our soula  awake  To beautiful things for duty's sake:  PiVith  vision  keen  nnd  with  courag������  strong.  Take beauty in as we go along.  Iwhat it in tho hours of earnest doing  lOur tired spirits need renewing;  |6tgh oft for the streams and tho pas*  turcs green,  |Whlch lie in the realm ot things unseen,  Tho beautiful Promised Land;  Tet ever before us stretches still  The rugged path ot our Father's yill,  With Its common rocks and sand?  [*We need not wait for tho longed for  peace .  [Till our journey is done and our labors |  cease;  | We shall rest in the midst of the busiest day  | It the Master meets us on the way.  [���������Mary E. Allbright, in The Christian  Endeavor .World.  |AT THE CHARITY BALL. ���������  *������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������<>  "Why, Mr. Browning, you at any-  [ thing so gay lis a charity ball?"  "And you, my dear Miss Erickson,  [at anything so dismal?"   ' -"-   '"-������"-'  The girl laughed and shook out the  j folds- of her misty pink, dancing skirt,  (jvith its ruffles and lace.  "I have'Just one dance left, a schot-  ildsche. 'Shall it be for you?" she said.  "If you will so honor me. But as I  san't dance anything but the waltz. I  ������m go'ng to that little alcove retreat  over there, where we can talk and  watch the  figures."  For answer Mildred Erickson laid  her gloved fingers on his arm nnd  raised her brown eyes to his face, as  they walked away from the group of  Cancers now forming for the schot-  Usche.  The "little alcove retreat" was at  ' ���������me'-end of the loug ball room, and was  massed, with cut flowers and ferns.  Mildred threw her huge bouquet of  bridesmaid roses, her fan, and lace  handkerchief down beside her aiid tonli  up two-thirds of the divan with her  full skirts; -Browning, sank back luxuriously in the silken cushion at hor  ���������Jtde.     ' '���������;,���������:���������--.���������>' ' '.      ' -'-;-'"  "Everyone   seems to., be   here   tonight," she said.  "Yes.   Even I."  "There .is Maude Jones., now, in that  pale blue chiffon. 'Did you know, she  Is to be' married next week to Jack  Marshall?"  "She? This Is only her second sea-  eon. Isn't it?"~"TO:   " T- ' "::"' :.'.'  "Second! No, only her first," Mildred said with' a laugh and, shrug of  her plump* white shoulders. '"  "Her first? You are ��������� more sensible,  , Miss Erickson. Why, this is your-  tenth season." Don't you remember, I  jvas at your coming-out tea?"  "Yes,-,and .-you were old "then���������2$;  just my age "now." She picked up her  oouquet and .buried her faco. in tho  fresh, pink blossoms.  "And you were In w.hite, and carried pink roses,'Just like those,'Mildred."  "But not so large a bunch." and sho  began nulling the flowers out and tearing off the    petals,, .while .  Browning  watched her color come and go. i  "And I'.sent them."  "And you sent them."  Browning shifted his position slightly.     '  i "I   wonder what Marshall wants to.,  marry that little Miss Jones for?" he  Wid.  "As she is not an heiress, he probably thinks he loves her. . I hope it  ioes not worry you. Mr. Browning."  "Me? Not at all. I suppose you  have -often wondered why I've never  married.".  Mildred's cheeks assumed thc hue of  her roses.  "I? Not at all. Rather. I should won-  aer if you did get married.    I am so  ��������� -used-to-you-single,_you_know."  selfish'.   And you would be happier tf  you were not.  Browning looked at   her In   silent  amazement   Then he said:  "I suppose I have given up a lot for  my selfishness. It might bo nice to  have a wife always waiting tor me and  planning littlo surprises for my comfort and enjoyment, if sho were'sweet  and nice and charming, Uko sho would  be before I married hor. And to always havo somoono to take out with  mo whenever I���������or rather sho���������cared  to go. And to entertain my friends as  somo women can.do. And to soo great  tall boys and gentle girls���������my children���������growing up about mo. But a  man must havo n lot of nervo to ask  a woman to givo herself lo him alone."  "Not necessarily." Mildred's lips  wero parted in a smile.  "Her freedom, her childhood home,  her name, nil girlish pastimes, every  bit of .". Browning wont on,   ans*  werlng his own question.  "Sho regards it all as n pleasant sacrifice, It sho loves tho man, Mr. Brown-  tng." .  "And if she loves tho man will sho  want to do all this If ho asks hor to?"  "Men are positive and women negative."  "So you advise me to marry?"  "I advise all men to marry."  "Then why are you single, Mildred?"  "I?   Oh, I am a woman."   And sho  I laughed softly.  I Browning watched the gay scene ot  the ballroom in Silence a moment.  Then he said: '  "Mildred, shall I tell you why I never married?"  The girl buried her face again in tho  roses.  "Yes," she said.  "Because I never thought you would  have me. You were so bright and gay,  and ten years younger than I."  -Mildred leaned townrd him until ho  felt her breath on his cheek. She  spoke rapidly, for she saw Mr. Blxby  coming to claim a waltz.  "Shall I tell you why I never mar*  tied. Paul?"  "Yes."  "Because you never asked mc."  "Mildred."  Browning sprang forward from the  silken cushions aud caught her hand.  But she withdrew it hurriedly, and  with her fare all wreathed in smiles  caught up her flowers and fan and lace  handkerchief, and said, as she walked  away:  "Come to me to-morrow afternoon  at three, Mr. Browning."  And a moment later Browning saw  her floating through the steps of the  waltz on the arm of George Blxby.���������*  Chicago Tribune.  ^ ir IS MORE BLESSED."  .live! as the morning that flows out of  heaven;  ���������Jive! as the waves when their channel is riven;  jive! as the frco air and sunshine aro  giyen;  Lavishly, utterly, carelessly give.  Sot tho waste drops of thy cup overflowing,  STot the faint   sparks of thy   heartb  ever glowing,  N*ot a pale bud from the June roses  blowing;  Give as He gave theo, who gave theo  to live.  four out. thy love like tho rush ot a  river,  Casting its waters for ever and ever,  I'tro' thc burnt sands that reward not  the giver,  Silent or songful  thou nearest the  S'.-''.t  .'latter thy lifo as the summer showon  rourirg!  \7hat if no bird through the pearl rain  ir, coarir.rt?  What If    no  blossom  look3    upward  adoring?  -.. Look to the lifo that was lavished  for theo!  Ciiyo, though thy heart may be wasted  and weary,  [.aid on an altar all ashen and dreary;  Though from its pulses a faint mis*  crcro  Beats to thy soul the sad presage of  fate.  Dind it with cords of unshrinking devotion;  Smile at the song ot its restless emotion":  'TIs the   stern   hymn   of   eternity's  ocean;  Hear!    and   in silence   thy future  await.  ���������-The New York Teachers' Magazine.  Mr. Editor:���������  If I were boss  We would have less clay modelling  and more arithmetic In the public  echnol.  Grammar and typewriting would  take the places of music and color  study.  If a boy or a girl is well up in arithmetic and grammar he stands less  show of starving to death than if his  specialty Is color schemes or clay figures.  :. That's what the most of us here on  this earth are trying to do���������keep from  starving.  Multiplication tables and good Englishman be taught successfully to every pupil,'if time aud-pains are-taken."  Color study and clay modelling can't.  In the first place, the teachers are  ordinarily just about as unfit to teach  art as the pupils are to learn it.  . In the second place, the vast majority of pupils in the public schools will  soon have to earn their own living,  and even if they do .become expert  clay modellers and colorists, they never can make any use of their' knowledge.  Give the children bread and butter,  and those who have a taste for cake  that's .worth cultivating will get It.  And that's the way It would be if J  were boss.���������Solomon Sloan,  ooooooooooooooooo  I   POLLY'S BIRTHDAY,   o  Polly was a dear little girl who lived on a nice large farm with plenty  Df chickens, sows and horses; but  Polly never thought nmuch about how  nice all these were, for her father and  mother were always hard at work, and  Polly and the rest of the children had  to help. Polly's two brothers worked  with their father, her sisters helped  her mother In the-house, and Polly  washed the dishes, scoured the knives,  fed the chickens, and ran errands for  the family and all the summer boarders besides.  strings.    No one    knew whether   to  laugh or feel sorry.  It was wonderful what ?2 would  buy, and not strange that the littlo  girl hnd spent a whole half-day shopping. There was a blue tie for Brother  Dan and a pink ono for Tim, a yellow  hair-ribbon for Sister Linda, somo  brass TiaT.pins tor grandma, a small  bottle of cologno for Jake, tho "hired  man," and then there wns but ono  package left. Polly patted this lovingly before she opened it. "This is the  nicest of all, and it's for you," she  t-aid, as sho handed Miss Cary a box  of bright pink writing paper. "It  fci mod too bad that you only had plain  white paper to write your lotto.'s on,  when you write so lovely. So I got  you this.    Ain't It grand?"  "Why, It's beautiful. Polly, dear,"  Miss Cnry snid; "but what have you  bought for yfftir birthday present?"  "Why, these," 6nld Polly���������'.'tli-wo aro  all my presents. Presents are something we give away, aren't th������y?" And  Polly looked around, wondering why  all were so still.  "It is moro blessed to give than to  receive," said one of the ladies sofl.ly.  The gentlemen looked out of the wli-  dow, nnd Miss Cary put her arms  around Polly and kissed the hot, dusty  little face many times.  "It's been a lovely day," Polly said,  lb she distributed her last gift. "I  never had any presents to give away  before, and I think birthdays are just  lovely."  The next month, after Miss Cary  had returned to tho city, she had a  birthday; and there came to Polly a  most wonderful doll, with lots ot  beautiful clothes, and a card saying,  "For Polly, on my birthday, from Lena Cary," which, by the way, immediately became thc doll's name.  And Miss Cary was not the only  one who caught Polly's idea of a birthday, for the rest of the boarders remembered Polly's presents, and  through the year, as each one's birthday came, Polly received a gift to delight her generous little heart.  When the seventeenth of July came  around again though Miss Cary was  not at the farm, she sent Polly a little  silk hag with nine silver quarters in  it. and Polly still thinks "birthdays  are lovely."���������Mrs. S. J. Maxwell, in  the Ladles' Home Journal.  HIGHLAND MARY.  Ye   banks, and   braes, and    streams  around  The castle o' Montgomery,  Green be your v/oods, aud fair your  flowers,  Your waters never drumlio!  There simmer flrst unfauld hor robes,  And thcro tho langcst tarry;  For there I took tho last farewool  O' my sweet Highland Mary.  How sweetly bloom'd tho   gay green  hi rlt.  How rich the hawthorn's blossom.  As underneath their fragrant shado  I clasp'd her to niy bosom!  The golden hours, on angel wings,  Flow o'er mo and my dearie;  Vor dear to me, as light and life,  Was my sweet Highland Mary.  WV monio a vow, and lock'd embrace,  Our parting was  tu' tender;  And, pledging aft to meet again,  We tore ousel's asunder;  But oh!  foil death's untimely frost.  That nipt my flower sne early!  Now green's tho sod, an cauld's tho  clay,  That wraps my Highland Mary!  O pale, pale now, those rosy lips,  I aft hae klss'd so fondly!  And    closed for   aye    the    sparkllnfj  glance  That dwelt on me sao kindly!  And mold'rlng now in silent dust,  That heart that lo'ed me dearly!  But still within my bosom's core  Shall live my Highland Mary.  ���������Robert  Burns.  ^���������*04������������B4������*;������������0������������S:������-5������i������������e;  "And I should wonder at it, too. I  like women. Tboy sire beautiful creatures, to���������:be admired,- adored and Idealized, but kept a- distance* if a man  wants to ��������� retain his peace of- mind  Don't you think 'so, Miss Erickson?" ..-  I  "Can Mr.  Browuing.be wrong?!',  "Thank you. " Now, suppose I had  married: when I was, say 28. Ten  years" ago, I'd have a wife who never  thought of.me or my home, but always  at her own personality and her social  engagements. My home would be no  home at all, because I should expect  things of-her which she'would never  flo." .      .  I Miss Erickson was unconsciously  fulling tbe flowers to pieces and watching Mr: Browning with, studied courtesy.  Browning continued: , ,,"As It, Is, I  have my bachelor flat, In which 1 am  king. My- servants, whom no one ever interferes with. I go and come  tvhon I please, to the club, to thc opera,  to dinners, or to Europe. My horses  and carriages are mine, and no one  ever complains of'them. My-house, is  ' tolltude itself unless I wish to make  . it noisy. Don't you think I am a sen*  ilblo man?"  "It really had never occurred to me,  Mr. Browning," Mildred said, laughing slightly.  "Of.course you do, for you have followed my example und remained sin-.  Cle."  "But not alone. There is mamma  and papa and Joe and the girls, Mr.  Browning. Oh; I should not care (or  iolltude nor enjoyment alone.      .    ,  "You are not so selfish."  "No."  "What?"  Knglnntl I'oy Choirs.  Julian Ralph, writing of "The Choir  Boys of England," in the Ladies' Home  Journal, says "Small boys are much  preferred for the reason that they develop into manhood later than . big,  stalwart children, for it is at'the coming of .manhood that their voices break  and they are obliged to,stop singing  until their adult tones are reached���������a  matter of years. ' A-boyish treble Is  as' delicate as the bloom on a peach,  nnd Its possessor must lead an orderly  and Innocent life, which is why so  many choirs are made up ot boys taken from their homes and boarded and  taught in church institutions. These,  sometimes, are able to sing until they  tre seventeen-or-elghteen-years-ot_ase,_  though between fnirteen and    fifteen  One of the boarders, Miss Cary, was  watching Polly shell peas one morning, and thinking that she did a great  deal of work for such a little girl. Finally she said:  "How old are you, Polly?"  "Seven,"  Polly answered.  "You're almost eight," said her  mother.  "When Is her birthday?" Miss Cary  asked.  "Why, let me see, it's this month  some time,���������the seventeenth���������yes, the'  seventeenth of July. I declare,- I'd  have forgotten all about it if . yoii  hadn't a-spoke." And Mrs. Jones went  on with her work again.  "What's a   birthday?" Polly   asked-    The Deadly  Prescription Utterly'Fails  lo cure ltchlng>nd disfiguring sliindiseases.  Dr. Agnew's Ointment  cures, no matter what other' or how  many other applications have failed.  Madam used it and go������ well, and she  keeps it for her friends and her children, having learned it'i������a neverfail  in the treatment of piles, and in tetter, saltrheum, ringworm, eczema,  barber's itch, and all skin eruptions.  Price, 85c. ���������    "'  The Sitter* at St. Joseph's Infant Home  at South Troy, N. Y., state:  "Many children come to oar home covered with Itczemn. Wc would like to buy  your ointment by tbe pound."  Dr. Agnew's Liver Pills  are the most effective tiltlj���������while milder in I  action, more quickly setting free thai  digestive canal.   ������ doses, 10 cents. 8  "Why, Polly," exclaimed Miss Cary,  "don't you know? It's the anniversary of the day you were born. Didn't  you ever have a birthday present,  Polly?"  "No," said Polly, looking piizzle*!.  ' "We never have much time for those  things," Polly's mother said. "Jt's  'bout all I can do to remember Christmas."'  "Yes, I know," Miss Cary said; but  Ghe resolved that Polly should "have  a.  birthday."  When she went down to breakfast  the next morning, Miss Cary met Polly In the hall, and, putting a little silk  purse into her hand, said kindly,  "Here, Polly, is something for you to  buy birthday presents with."  Polly opened ��������� the little bag. and  found in it eight bright silver quarters; and she ran as fast as -she could  to tell her mother.  "Land sakes, child!" her mother  said; "that's too much money for you  to spend. - Better save It It will buy  you'a pair ot shoes and a warm hood  this winter."  Almost any little girl would have  cried at this, and Polly's eyes did fill  with tears; but, as Ber mother wanted  her to help "put the breakfast on,"  Polly took the plate of muffins into tho  dining room. Miss Cary noticed the  wet lashes, and said, "Mrs. Jones,  pIease_Iet_PolIy_go_down _to the store  to-day and spend her birthday money."  Mrs. Jones could not refuse this request. So, after she had put the baby  asleep, Polly wss allowed to go to the  storo, which was a good two miles  away; but the happy little girl would  have willingly walked five miles to  spend her prerioup two dollars.  It wits late in the afternoon when  she came back; and tbe boarders were  lounging about waiting for the supper  bell to ring. They all smiled at the  little figure toiling up tbe road, with  her arms full of bundles. Polly smiled  radlcntly through the dust that covered her round little face as she called  to Miss Gary: "Oh! I've got such lots  of things. Please come into the kitchen and see."  "No, it's too warm there," Miss Cary  said. "Come into the parlor, where  it's cool; and we eau all see."  So they went into the house, fend  Polly commenced to unwrap her pack;  ages and exhibit her purchases.  "There,'" she said, as she tore the paper from a queer-shaped bundle, "thi3  is for nsa," holding up an egg beater,  " 'cause it takes so long to beat an egg  with a fork.'"  The boarders locked at each other  In-surprise, but Polly was too busy lo  notice. She fairly beamed as she held  up a green jjjass necktie pin for inspection. "Isn't it lovely?" she said.  "It's for pa, so he'll wear a collar, like  ma wants him to. Of course, he'll  want to wear such an elegant P'-n;  and then he'd have to wear a tic, and  then he'll have to wear a collar.  "This isn't much,"  she    continued,  opening a small bundle, "only a rattle  for baby.   It only cos1. Eve cents."  The boarders loal'-d on In silence ns  Clirr  Dweller's  House With 1,600 Knonin.  The archaeological treasures of tho  United States are seemingly inexhaustible. This is especially so in the great  Southwest region of this country, tho  home of primitive man and the cliff  dweller.  The latest traveler and explorer to  penetrate this wonderfully picturesque  region and who has brought back now  glimpses of these pre-historic peoples  is Rev. Dr. Cole, of Los Angeles, Cal.  The Doctor, ��������� who Is an enthusiastic  archaeologist, has just returned from a  three month's jou*rney among tho  ruined ancient dwellings of southeastern Colorado, Arizona.and-New Mexico.  The most prominent and Interesting  feature of Dr. Cole's trip was the discovery of an Immense cliff palace or  communal dwelling securely.,.lodged,  underneath an' overhanging ledge of  almost perpendicular cliff along -the  banks of the Santa Re river in New  Mexico.  ���������The.ajsrent to. this lofty roclc tpnp-  ment was made by niches cut out of  the solid rock of the cliff.  One thousand feet of hazardous and  toilsome climblng-wae nooocs*iry..to go  up the sheer wall .of the precipice before the first ruins were reached.  Here a giant community house of four  stories was found in a fair state of  preservation.  There were Eome 1,600 rooms In the  house, and in its prime it is estimated  to have sheltered, five to six thousand  people. On digging fcr some of the  rooms a number of bones and skeletons were unearthed. One, a woman's  femur, nineteen inches long, showed a  giantess seven and a half feet tall.  Pieces of prehistoric pottery and  household implements, stone, axes and  agate arrow points were also found.  On both sides of the huge ruins were  great towers running up to the fourth  story, still showing the loop holes  through which the besieged inhabitants showered agate-tipped arrows���������  their'only -weapons of defence���������upon  the heads of the Invading enemy.  From these rock towers the inhabitants could hold their own against a  superior force, fighting downward with  undiminished advantage to the enemy  or savage foe who would have to scale  up the  unprotected wall.  Safety seems to have been the prlmo  motive for the cliff dweller in building  their homes in these Impregnable and  almost-inaccessible���������places,-for���������they-  evldcntly were harassed eternally by  wily and merciless savages.  These cliff houses were well stored  with corn, whose mummied cobs aro  still found, as also arc numerous wells,  which show that they had abundance  of water. The exact time of the cliff  and fortress dwelling people is still  one of conjecturo.  Long before Columbus was sailing  for our shores, or thc landing of tho  Spaniards a few years afterwards, these  aboriginal folic were living In their  high perched rock dwellings from four  to live stories in height and containing  from three to five hundrod roomB. All  of the architectural peculiarities were  for the purpose of defence.  The lower story was a dead wall,  which no enemy using aboriginal  weapons could demolish. The upper  stories were reached by ladders- which  were afterward drawn up.  I    HIS BEST FRIEND.    |  ������et'������$0$O������������������85>*)?������?*53'O$������$Q$>S  Everything about Genevieve that  day told me there was something  wrong, but it would never have entered my head to ask her what it was.  She was one of those frank, open glrla,  who don't tell things beyond a certain  point, and who, by their very good  fellowship, keep a man at a certain  distance. She gave me more than she  did to some people, and I was grateful;  but I never rushed in. A chance remark, made without a suspicion of  where I was treading, brought things  to a crisis.  It was at the end of a stormy afternoon, and we were sitting over tho  fire, she in a deep wicker chair, and I  down on the hearth rug. She wasn't  paying the least attention to what I  was Baying. When a bucket of rain  would slash against the window, she  would look over her shoulder, with a  nervous twisting of her lips, and her  fingers kept doing exercises on the  arm of her chair or plaiting up the  ribbons of her dress. The house shook  a little, and that made me think of  the ocenn, and that suggested Powers,  and I spoke without a glimmer of intention.  ��������� "Why, Powers sailed to-day, didn't  he?".  She didn't answer, and I looked up.  1 don't suppose I had ever really seen  the girl'before.. The guard was gone  and she was staring into the fire with  an expression that struck me dumb.  She rubbed the back of her forefinger  first across one cheek-and then across  the other, as though absently, but I  taw.  The conventionally suitable thing  would have been for me to clear out,  "Dur-x-didn't���������X-tonv .one.of her hands  and gripped It. Her head went'aown-  on the arm of her chair, and we sat  1 there without speaking for < a while.  Then she began in the middle,,' as  though she had been telling me about  tt all along.  "He couldn't have cared for me, anyway. We aren't the same kind," she  said. "He looks on life, while I am  always in the very centre, living It  He Is interested and sympathetic, but  always the Impersonal critic. 1������ don't  believe he ever had an overwhelming  Impulse in his life. Ho moves by deliberate theories. We're altogether  ���������4ifferent."  "But, Genevieve, he thought a lot of  you, I know "    I was    blundering  on, but she broke In.  "Oh, ho likes me; he is even fond of  me., He was telling mc f was his best  friend, his comrade. Can't you seo  what that meant? But it was that or  nothing, and I couldn't give him up,  so I kept the other way down under.  \ don't think he guessed."  "If    you had    shown    it a    littlo,  wouldn't it have " I continued.  She shook her head and started to  speak, then faltered. Evidently this  was the hardest of all to say. At last  it.came, with an effort that made me  set  my "teeth. ~  "He couldn't have falleH In love  with n woman   who���������hadn't   beauty  on, leaning bwf as though tired bS-\  yond expression. "I can't answer for  myself any moro, not since I've caught  niyvetf, night after night, refusing invitations and making excuses to stay  at homo, just in case ho should drop  in. Did you ever hear of anything so  ubjeet?"  Y.*o sat silent for awhile, sho staring into the lire with the same hopeless look, while I���������but this story is not  about mo. Then a door slammed, and.  in an instant sho was her other self,  alert and self-controlled.  -"How did I come to t<Ml you nil  this?" she exclaimed. "The storm  nuiu'o mo bluo and foolish, 1 suppose.  Promise mo, on your honor, that you'll  never toll this or even hint it to anyone elso all your life ions."  I promised readily enough. 1 wasn't  likely to want to tell.  ���������       *       ���������    ' ������       *       ���������       ���������  It was tho same kind ot an afternoon, nearly two years later, that I  hunted up Powers In Purls. His success hadn't brought n bit of big head  with it, and lie was ns glad to sec mo  as if we still belonged to the same  world. Almost his flrst question was  about GeTAovicvc, but I couldn't tell  him much. I hadn't seen her for a  year, and though she had promised to  write to me, I had never received more  than ono or two conventional note-;.  "That girl," sr.id Powers thoughtfully, "meant more to me than any woman I ever met in my life."  I held my breath and waited. Pow-  era was never moved to a burst of confidence in his lite, but he was always  ready to cooly analyze himself, body  and mind and soul, for anyone who  was Interested.  "I don't suppose a man ever was as  much In love as I was, and fought it  so resolutely," ho went on. "I suppose  she knew it���������girls generally do���������but I  never once let it come to tho surface.  I didn't really acknowledge it to myself till the day I sailed, a day something like this. Then���������whew!" Ho  shook his head, his eyes contracting  at the memory.  "But why did you fight?" I asked.  "Well, there I was with my future  absolutely uncertain and the big fight  before me, and I wanted to go into it  free. I was horribly ambitious, und  when It came to choosing betweon myself and my work, myself had to go  every time. Besides, It would have  been brutally unfair to her, even if she  had cared. It might have been years  and years before I could marry. How  could I know I was going to be 60  lucky?"  | "Then, she didn't care!" I asked. I  ' had sworn not to tell, and heaven  knows I didn't want to, but the secret was forcing its way out in spite  of me. I felt as though I had two  lives in my hand.  "No she was just a good comrade,  and I tried to fool myself by taking  the same attitude, though I don't suppose it fooled anybody else. If she had  ever shown the least symptom���������ob,  I'd have given In in a second." Bui she  never cared a hit���������said good bye to roe  as jolly as could be the night before  1 left."  The secret was scorching my tongue,  out my promise to Genevieve still kept  me debating.    . 4  "Her features weren't a bit good, but  she had the most expressive face I  ever-saw, and the most attractive," ���������  Powers said. "It had a beauty higher  than that of form and coloring, a sort  it inspiration. I have tried a hundred  times to catch It, -especially in that -  martyr over thore on the easel. It ia  i look, of pluck and radiance and���������oh,  ���������i-doa'fc-knnwL. .1 can't get it!"  I knew, and dpenca"~my-Hpo���������to.,  speak, then hesitated again.  "It's so strange,"-he went on. "She  ilways prophesied that I would fall iu  iove, quite deliberately, with some  oeautiful peasant girl over here, a woman of the people, perfect physically,  with a lovely nature, and no intellectual power whatever. Queer, wasn't  .t? But I forgot," .ho added. "Yon  haven't seen my wife."  I started up. There was a tumult in  ny mind, but, God 'forgive me, it  wasn't an unhappy one.  "You are married?"  "Yes, my wife is an Italian. She  lat for that head-in the corner. Gene-  rieve sent me such a bright little note  about it, when I wrote and told her.  She was the only clever woman that  [ wanted to marry. Odd how a man  san go through what I did and yet  narry another woman eighteen months  later, I wonder if women are that  fray?"  "I wonder!" I echoed from the very  bottom of my soul.���������The Puritan.  /������  WILD WESTSCE.-,'':^  Eplaodei Tliat Indicate Tliat U.o  HImiwiI  of Dancer llulleen l.xncKonileil  It was midnight as a thunderlntf  knock came nt the door of room No>  48, Phoenix Hotel.  "What is wanted?" asked the occupant as he sat up in bed wfcc fi'rioujs*.  ly beating heart  "Wo want you!" o->-n this doorl"*-'  "Never!"  "Then take the consequences."  Tho man sprans o=u of bed anil  hurriedly dressed himself. His fact*  was pale and his hands trembled, bu������  he shut his lips with n determination  to sell his lite dearly. He heard footsteps moving In the hall, and present-,  ly his door was burst from its hinges.  and a dozen men burst into the roor.u.  They found him standing wlili a revolver In each hand and the light ofi  battle In hl& eyes.  "You may hang me," he snid In te-  iow, tense voice, "but twelve of yoi������.  will go Into the other world before,  tne."  "Who said anything about bans*-  tag?" inquired a Tolce.  "But you have come for that. Twelvcr  years   ago in thla   town 1 hilled four;  men. You have   recognized   mo   and>  have come for revenge."  "Not   much,   stranger.     Y>'o   don't-  know anything about the four men and.  don't want to.   ,YoU livo In MlssourU  ijon't you?"    mj..;,  "I do."     --sSf'"*  "Well, what we wanted to ask was  whether three   ot a    kind    beat   ������-  straight In your State."  "They don't" "  "Then that's all, and yon can go-  back to your snooie. Sorry to haver  disturbed yoii, but we had a dispute  and wanted to settle it"  For fifty miles pursued and pursue*  fiad kept at about thc same distance*  as they flew over Ui trackless pralrltt.  Now and then one had gained or lout,  but the race had become one of endurance Instead of speed. At last, aa-  hour before sunset, tbe face of ther  pursued began to lose its hopeful expression as ha telt his horse giving  way under him. He*prcssed home tha  cruel spurs, and the beaten animal  seemed infused with new life; hut oa-  ly for a few minutes.  "I am doomed!" he exclaimed tt  despairing accents, as his faithful"  horse staggered again.  From behind Mm came flendlslt  yells of rejoicing.  Another mile, and the horse of tha*.  pursued sand down in his tracks, and  his rider stood with folded arms anti  a defiant look on his face to wait then  other's coming.  .-"So I've got you!" said the pursuer,  as he rode up and dismounted.  "You have." ��������� v  "You "Show me to be the sheriff ot*  Cold Chuck?"  "I do."  "And that I never let a man escapes  me. This forenoon as you roderx  through our town I shouted to you".  "Yes. You recognized me as Danttn  Jim, the road agent, but I hoped ta%  outrun you."  "I did nothing of the kind.   I asked:  you for a chaw ot tobacco, and your,  was so darned mean about it that I'tct  follered.you fifty miles.to show yoov-  what sort of a man I am .   Do   yots>  chaw?"  "Of course I do."  "And will you give me a chaw?"  "With the greatest of pleasure. A*  -my-horse ls_dead I do not see how t  can go back with you."  "'        -   -  "No one wants you to."  "But didn't you follow on to arrest  me?"  "Not by a blamed sight. I followe*  on to make you hand over that chavsK;  I asked for, and you jest let this be ae<  warnln' to you. Next time you rider.  through Cold Chuch and I yell for a&  chaw you want to come right down.'  with half a plug."  ' AtoM Con'net Willi Side VeU, ���������'  Dogs and monkeys arc subject to tuberculosis and are said to be capable  of communicating the infection to nu-  man beings. A large number of tha  canaries that die In captivity'fall victims to the same disease. Parrots suffer from a malady peculiar to themselves. The bacillus that causes It is  thought to originate . pneumonia in  man. Cats have been known to be  the carriers of diphtheria, and possibly  of scarlet fever and other infectious  diseases. Great care should be taken  during an epidemic to keep pet animals out of the reach of infection, or  else away from the children, and at  any time a bird or animal that seems  ailing should be at once isolated.���������  T/udiffa'  Home Journal  The artist in him was too strong. I  Kbonld hive recognized that in htm,  even if he hadn't���������once���������told me so.  lie told me as if he���������meant me to understand it!  "It is not his fault; it's the way he's  made. But It kept me frem ever  showing what I felt ns nothing else  could have���������nothing on earth!"  I looked up lu surprise, for I had  forgotten that Genevieve was not pretty. You grew so fond nf her face that  you never thought of her features.  "I can see perfectly that we couldn't  have been' happy together," she went  on, ns though Impressing a line of reasoning on herself. "I should have been  horrible jealous of every beautiful  woman be came across, especially if he  were to paint her! I could forgive her  face, but not her shoulders. I'm such  a poor littlo bag of bones."  I wanted to tell her a hundred comforting things, but I know better.  'She was not In a mood for anything  but what she considered the truth.  "It would have been a real calamity if he cared," she snid, going on  with her pitiful argument against her-  ee f. "Ho must be free, if he is to suc-  ce?d, and oh, he has genius! Did you  see his head of Gerard? Oh, It would  be a crime to come between him and  his career. I couldn't wish It to hap-  'pe.n. I care as much for his success as  I do for him."  "A man couldn't care like that, " I  Bald with a long breath.  "Peihap3 It's Just because I know  it'll hopeless anywaj. and so I put on  a lige motive.  I don't know," she went  Dresilnt; an Actress.  _^While the actress Is on the stage  ter maid_has~carefully lald-out���������the  rowc that Is to be put on, with all its  icces*3ories," writes Franklin Fyles lu  :he   Ladles'    Home   Journal.     "The  lresses are made with a view to celer-  ty.   Hardly anything is left to be fastened on.    Knots of ribbon,    draped  lashes, pieces of Jewelry, even corsage  Bouquets, are attached beforehand, in  ���������ase there is not a minute to spare.  K very modish and complete evening  town with everything belonging to it  nay be a single   construction.     The  maid inspects It carefully to see that  .t is In complete good order, and deposits It on a chair.     Close    by ehe  (daces tbe shoes, stockings and what-  iver of millinery is to be worn.   When  the actress comes in she Is deftly removed of the gown which the audience  has last seen her in.    Next she sits  Before her mirror, and, it there is need  uf great haste, makes whatever rearrangement   of hair or    headdress    is  necessary while the maid takes off the  (hoes and stockings,   tinder the latter  ire different ones already on.   By th������-  timo that tbe second pair of shoes are  outtoned  tbe  coiffure  Is    readjusted  Then the actress stands up and the new  dress Is adjusted In a Jiffy.     If   the  change has had to be made while an  set is in progress it may have occupied no more than five or six minutes.  Put that is exceptional.    If done between acts, with ten minutes allowed  to  it,  the Job  has  no  appears nre of  furious speed, -������������������ thoroughly iz it pro-  irranged."  All at once two men each arme*.  with two guns leaped into the middle*  of the street and began firing at eaete  other. Pop! bang! pop Tbe stresaV  was cleared of pedestrians, and mesa  looked trom behind shelter with bated!,  breath. Six shots, ten, fifteen, twenty;  "Are they.both dead?" was asked iai  .Whispers. M  Pop! bang! pop! * ���������'"  "But they must be dead now."  Fifty shots, 100, 200.    Then  who had been asleep in a distant  loon slowly awoke and shambled  doors and down the street   When  reached the fighters,    the four  were still blazing, but    he closed   ta  and_took_both_menj>y_thpj2*u^ndj*i*t_  the pair around the corner and gav������w~~  them the boot and said:.  "How many times hev I got to war������  ye that it's again the ordinance tav  (hoot off firecrackers?"  Smoking is almost unknown in  /"kbysslriia, and Is pr.nished as a crime  when practiced. V\vni.h explorers have  Id smoke their cigars in secret       .  Clever Idea- of lhe Nnc llrlde.  Out in a big apartment house  Columbia Heights,* not a thous  miles from the corner of Btnncy i  there dwells a young married woman,  who is as naive as tbe bride in that  comic weeklies. The houBe-keepeatk  who live in ths same house with haw  have been somewhat annoyed of lata  by mice. The young woman met oas>-  of them in the hall thc other day, asct'-  their conversation naturally turned eoa.  their common pests.  "Tbe mice have been so bad lately"'  eaid thc elder woman, "that I ke-t-Bj  everything locked up and all aa****  eatables In the boxes."  Tbo younger woman's eyes sparttsfi:  frith eagerness.  "My!" she said.    "I wouldn't ate*  do that, I wouldn't want to ma auett-  a risk.     I leave   crackers and ebees-a,  lying about every night when I go tabbed so that when the mice come bost->  gry they'll find something to eat. aaA  not gnaw things.    I'm always afrataK  they'll bite holes In my   new   tablecloths and my nice centrepieces if I  don't leave the cheese    right   whera>  they can find It easily.   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THE   SKVI'RK   l-'KOST   WITH    .V  CHAMOIS  VEST  We have them to fit Men,  Ladles and Children, and  at very reasonable prices  ���������AT���������  Candda Drug  MARRIED.  Andkhson���������.EitK-ifSUN���������Atllevelstokc  on Jan. -St-lr at, -t-he -Methodist.  Parsonage, by the Key. (J.. I.iidi.er.  John"''Anderson- lo Miss Lyain  Krieksnn, both of Albert Oiiiiyon.  BORN  .SlltlAN'"���������At Kevelstoke,. on .laiiniiry  ���������21st. lo Mr. nnd. Mrs. P. Siiiuno. it  daughter.  ]J \miltox���������At ���������Uoniiiplix,     Jiimmi-y  ������2iid.  to  Mi',  mill Mrs. \V. Haiiiil'  ton. 11 daughter.  Kkkvsouax���������At  Kevelstoke, oh Jan.  '.43r.li, to'Mr.nnd iUrs.J.Keriiaghat'.,  a sun.  J3i->rnxE���������At   Kevelstoke, on Jiinuary  ���������iCth, to  Mr. and Mrs. J..Hourne, ii  ������011.  SfT\EltLA.vr)��������� At.Revelstoke. on Jan.  2<Jth, to Mr. and -Mrs. J. P. Slither*  l.tnd, a daughter.  NOTES OF  NEWS  Q-i-ulrille club tomorrow ni),'ht.  LJ.   A.   L nvsou   is out, again after a  ft������������ clays' illness.  -ij.-iierkraut   for  sale,   T.    Skinner.  Kevelstoke, B..C.  C. J. Rumens left again on Morid.iv  Jiiorning for tlie Stundni-d Basin.  ���������Sauerkraut     for   sale,   T.  Skinner,  Kevelstoke, B. C.  "Br^PifgefrCf&i.-'.="i{ropefflWr"'lts  spent  a  few  days in the city  c  1 let tor.  week.  A large number of i-iiU-ies lnivi: been  iir-ide for the proposed 1'ing Pong  tnnrnaiiieiit.  Tin-: liKHAl.n regrets to announcr-  lhe s-erioti-, illness of .1.11. Ctes->inan  from ilieimiatUin.  Roger V. Perry, <>( Onldfield**. has  been gazetted a jiml'iti* i>f the pem e in  Mud for llritish I'uliiiubia.  Th-odore I.udgali* ltasul last contir-l  t.f l.ieadiiian'.    Island   and   will   i.-n-U.i  large saw and giisl mills.  A iiifiilori.il service will lie held in  the Methodist Church on Sunday  evening to the late A. X. .Smith.  Engineer Kd Hawkins, of the Northern Pacific, t-oimiiitleil suieide in  Vancouver on Monday by taking an  ounce of .laudanum.  ���������TO "LET. FURNISHED - House  near Court House.'rent $30 a month  including piano, coal furnace, and all  modern conveniences.  Mrs'. D. McCarthy, who is in lhe,  hospital at Vancouver under treal-  fuent, is- reported much better and  will return home at the end of the  ���������week.  The Victoria Times says that Hon.  W. W. B. Mclnnes is IT down at  Victoria. That will necessitate a boot  shine from the'edilorof the Mail, who  no doubt will rise and say that Hon.  prosperity Wells HAW BEEN.  Thos. Barnes, section l'oreiinui, lias  resigned his position here and gone to  Spokane. Mr. Barnes nuulo ninny  friends whilo in Trail.���������News.  Rev. David Chalmers, n well known  superannuated Methodist minister, of  Hamilton. |is dead from gangrene of  (lie loot.    He was 72 years old.  J. Russell is reported  seriously ill at  Mark   Hyatt's camp  in the Big Bend.  A 'rumor to tho effect that Mr. Russell [  was dead lias not bean confirmed.  Masquerade Ball���������Mr. James Taylor  will have from 2T> to HO costumes to  select from. Parties desiring- one  should make application at once.  W. B Pool was in the city Tuesday  and returned to Fish River yesterday  to look after the transportation of the  slump mill being hauled in to operiito  on the Oyster group.     '    ,-o...,  There are over 20!)!) el.iiriis staked  and recorded in the Fish river district,  tioldlields, the new gold camp, is  practically in tbe centre of this great  .mineral district.  Ci. E. Grant, barrister: of Orillia.  dnl.., is tluvliberal candidate for North  'Ontario,, and the Hon. Geo, E. Fester  the conservative candidate. Voting  takes place toda.v-  .1. F. Kilby, C. P. R. engineer, running between Nelson and Eholt, was  ir. tlie city this week visiting friends.  Mr. Kilby-' at one time was fireman  running out of Revelstoke.  The conservatives of Ontario have  entered piolests in North Grey, North  Perth and North Norfolk. There is  plenty of evidence it is slated of corrupt practices in tlie three recent  bye elections.  Sam. Watson, who shot his brother  Wesley, near Middleport. Out., on  Dec 23rd, mistaking him for a burglar,  was found not guilty of manslaughter  on Monday by Judge Hardy, and was  discharged.  X. B. Jacques, teller of the lorai  branch of the Imperial Bank, left this  morning for Toronto. "Ping Pong"  will Ue greatly missed in social and  athletic circles. His place has been  taken here by J. K. Tweeddale, for-  merly'Srt KTbaivk^stnfff" "=  On the Sly!  Many people wht* deny they li.'tv: a .-tu-Ywr.  (������mth. liny a I������ft\- of our (lelintniji  Confectionery.  Kvery piece tfi.stcH like ni'������n-.  IVu li.-ivo ('hominies and ('i-citim  in hulk���������-50c por lb.  E. A. Bradley, ' manager of the  Diuiuesne Mining Co.. sent a couple of  men up with rubber goods for tho  employees in the Smith and French  Creek placer mines this week.  The date of the masijiu-rade ball lias  been changed froin.Feh. 2!Jrd to Feb.  20!h, in order lo accommodate the  Coronation Singers who will appear in  the opera hcuse on Feb. 23rd,  The result of the referendum vote ii  Nicola as to whether there should h-  an immediate genei-il election or not.  resulted in MS votes for and 5 against  in Lower Nieola;*and 12 for at Nicola  Lake.    Kamloops Sentinel.  The many friends in Revelstoke of  'Mr. Baker. C.P.K. paymaster on thn  Paciiic division, will be pleased to learn  that he has undergone a successful  operation by a specialist in Montreal  aiid is doing well.  ���������Clearance Sale of couches, chair*,  rockers, parlor suits, centre tables,  spring mattresses, oilcloths, linoleums,  bedroom carpels, bliiulu, etc., going  cheap at the Tl������velsl.nk������s Furniture  com pany's.  Thpre is a po������sil>ilit y of a hockey < Jnatler.  match heing arranged between the' nfaii*15  TSWui <������r,<i ic.imioopb team--, says the  Kamloops Sentinel. Negotiations are  now under iviy to this end,and it they  materialise, the game will come off at  Revelstoke.  The full Court in Victoria yesterday  pronounced j.idgment in the case of  Turner v. Cowan in favor of the  defendants dismissing the appeal  with costs. Taylor & McCirter for  plaintiffs (appellants): Davis & Scott  for defendants, (respondents).  At the Methodist Parsonage on  Tuesday, Jananry 2Sth, by the Rev.  Mr. Ladner. Mr. John Anderson and  Miss Lydia Erickson, of Albert Canyon  were married. The Hkuald with the  many friends of the young couple in  town and district wish them a happy  married life.  Rev. Dr. Herdman, of Calgary.  Superintendent of Presbyterian missions in the North West and British  Columbia, is in the city today. He  is looking over the mission field cover-  ed'IVy Rev~Mrr~Parr.���������DivIIerdnian  preached at Hlecillewaet yesterday  and will hold   services   at Arrowhead  Twisted Miu-nliiimlluWH���������20c por box  CIliM-olatfiH in   llrixi'H  at  prices running  from 15c to 81.SO.  Alsft ii liorit of other linos in ''otifectinnery.  Walter Bews, VZ;Jhts.  Durggl.it unci Stationer.    Xext Hume l;],ak  tomorrow.  Ari extra tif the B.C. Gazette lo hand  yesterday announced the appointment  of license commissioners in the citie?.  Revelstoke's license commissioners do  not appear however in this extra, and  it i** suggested that trie editor of the  Mail, who is the IT of thc Prior gov  eminent for this riding, his not been  able to fix matters .put. yet.  Another head on collision occurred  on the Grand IViink, near Port Hope,  Out... on Thursday last in which  Fireman Mati.hews and Brakenian  Everisl, of Little York were killed.  Both engines were smashed to pieces.  The operator at Newtonville is blnmeil  for. failure to hold the east bound  until the west bound crossed it at that  point.  E. Balfour, master mechanic at the  Nettie L. and Silver Cup mines in the  Lardeau. was in Nelaon yesterday on  his way tn Rossland, says the Nelson  News. He wants mechanics and drill  men for the Trout lake properties. Mr.  Balfour is an old War Eagle man, and  went up to install the new compressor  for the Nettie L.'last August. He is  now at work on the Cup compressor,  and expects to havu it running within  a month. He thinks the district will  make n groat showing this coming  summer hnd grows eloquent in his  praise of lhe many rich properties  now working. He will return next  week to Trout lake camp.  A fracas occurred at Clan William  nu Snturdaj*, when a Chinaman got  after a fellow countryman with nn axe,  inflecting two severe wounds on the  hitter's head. Dr. Cross and Chief  Bain were wired for and the Chinamen  were brought to town Saturday night,  (me being conveyed to tbe hospital and  l he other to the goal. The injured  Chili un.-iii is receiving every attention  at the hospital and is progressing  favorably.  ��������� A suggestion lias heen made that the  local health olllci.il.s should enforce the  rules iu Chinese laundries here now  adopted in Vancouver where China'  men are strictly forbidden to sprinkle  clolhes after their own peculiar method  of Ailing their mouth* with water and  spirting over lhe garments. 1 buy are  obliged to use mechanical sprinklerb  only, and this would appear to ben  good regulation from a sanitary  standpoint.���������Nelson News.  Capt. Romans,   of  Revelstoke,   who  wan in town  last week   looking   into  the project of putting  a steamer on  the  river here,, ls"expected   In   next  week   to   lake  further   step   in     the  From  the  attitude  of  Mr.  Uct week  ii   Is   probably a  fi eight steanidr that will  be  built nt  once and operations begun  witb   the  clearing of tbe river.     The craft   will  probably be of the style used on  the  shallow and   rapid   rivers   of  British  Columbia,   which   draw   only   a,   few  inches of water and have n  carrying  capacity of from  forty  to  fifty   tons,  stern wheeled   and   decked     for     lhe  accommodation   of     passengers.���������Edmonton Pust.  The death occurred on Thursday  evening at the residence of relatives,  at North Rupert street, of Mrs. Wrn.  Hodges. Deceased was born in Bsqui*  malt, but lived in Victoria most of  herl'fe, where she was highly esteem'  ed by a large circle of acquaintances.  A husband and family of six survive  her; and a mother, three sisters and  three brothers are also left to mourn  her loss. William and James Wilby;  two brothers, live in Victoria, George  Wilhy resides in Vancouver. Sisters  of the deceased are Mrs. Sam Field,  Mrs. J. T. lliggitia and Mrs, D.  McPhadden.���������Victoria Colonist.��������� Mrs.-  D. McPhadden, of Kevelstoke, who is  a. mater of the deceased, left on Friday  evening fur Victoria to attend the  funeral.  Oari'iithers' rink, composed of Cr. 8.  Fliiult. A. E. Kiiicaid. W. A. Fooie.  and Dr. Carrutheis, skip, I'nu^lil 11--  way through to the final iu (lie Graiul  Challenge, when they were di-l'eateo  by Greenwood, H. A. Binwu nt:-..  made a gaud showing in lhe HiuNor.  Bay event, taking second place, heing  defeated by Nelson in the iinal.  Altogether the boys are well pleased  with Iheirtrip and are especially'louil  in tlieir praises of the way in which  they wero treated, and according lift heir story "not hiug was too good fo:  a man from ReveNluke." Every  inducement was offered the local  curlers to hold tlie bonspiel in It ivel  moke next winter and should tluielul-  hrre decide to do so the visiting  curlers will find that Revelstoke b  not a hit behind Rossluiid in t Inula! ter of hospitality.  The trophy iircsuntad hy P. Burns  &��������� Co. to the RevolHtoko curling club  has arrived und is on exhibition ut the  company's olllcus. The trophy is a  handsome silver water pitcher, healing tho inscription, "Presented hy P  Burns At Co., to the Ruvelstoke Curling Club*" Accompanying the trophy  are four tobacco jars, made of oak,  with silver mountings. The jars will  be presented to the individual members of the rink winning the trophy.  The hearty thanks of the club are  certainly duo Messrs. P. Burns & Co.,  for this handsome trophy.  The   following   competition   games  have been played this week:  P. Burns Cup���������  Brock 21, McDonell It.  Equitable Life Cup���������  Graham 11, MoRae S.  Green Curlers���������  Ooursier 12, Knapp 7.  CHESSMAN'S  .... Built to Order Garments  .... For Ladies and Gentlemen  Are cut to individual measures and constructed by the  most expert Tailors. Only hand labor of the very best can  produce a well-shaped collar and give to the shoulders and  chest the proper moulding. On this depends the fit and  shape of the garment and the permanence of that shape.  CUR COATS  *���������ium��������� Will not develop those  unsightly draws and  wrinkles   all  along   the    shoulders and down the  ^^^[^L^^^^^WaWr^ui       front which so beautifully  UW^m^^^a^MiS/a  J-***       and  unmistakably adorn  ^^m^Bm,   clolhes you can buy at  W^^^^'   S'        one half the tailor's price.  suit.<���������*������..-.......$15 to $35        Ovp0rro^,a*tn.<,.Ba,n- $15 to $35  ^vTa^er.nKat...   25tO     50 ^?;.���������!rn..1;!9 -��������� "16 tO     75  Trousers,, all tin) wity      m x_-    fn Ladles'Skirts  o +A     AK  (torn.      *t IU      14,,.-.     Ladles' Skirts         D 10     40  I.mlleV Rnlnproof Casts |14 to IW  ^^'^.^urHlook J. B. Cressman, Art Tailor  forrrtalir-  Perniit us to draw your  ���������attention to the wisdom of  presenting your family with  Choice Lot  The flrst step toward provid-  - ing  for   them   a   home of  their own.  A part only of the amount  usually spent on pretty but  useless presents will make  the first payment.  REAL  ESTATE  Is the basis of all wealth,  and you can now lay the  foundation of your own  prosperity while making  someone else happy. . - <  Call and investigate, we  have other things to tell  you on the subject of How  to Own.a House of your  Own.  LEWIS BROS,  Agents Smelter Townalta  OPERA  HOUSE  KEVELSTOKE, B. C.  Monday, Feb. il, 1903;  THE CORONATION CHOIR,  CLEE AND CONCERT PARTY  Composed of'adult Btngera who  took part in the Coronation ' of  Their Majesties at Westminster  Abbey will appear as above.  MORRIS & STEED  GENERAL MERCHANTS  Fresh Groceries and Provisions. -  Minors' SuppliesjintTOutflts a Speoialty.  Pr-nnt   ^t ff^f^t   Revelstoke. B. C-  I.     IKJlll,    k/ll VVl- Mail Orders-Solicited.  SUITS FOR BOYS AT HALF PRICE  ...  il  $7 Suits for $3.50.  $3.56 Suits for $1.75.  $5 Suits for $2?50.  $2/50 Suits for $1.25  $4. SO Frieze Qvercoats for $2 25  i EDWARD J  BOURNE, ii  Revelstoke Station. ' Bourne-Bros.' Old.Stand.      J|  i!  Mt*������^������*r������r*>-������*<^*j'-������^������w*^^  FOR PAItTICULAHS SEE HANDBILLS.  Reserved   Seats   ONK DOLLAR   at   Canada  Drui*  4*   Book  Company.   Body   of   Hall   75c.,  Galleries, 60c. - >,  A Miraculous Escape.  Dmicrn Mcltae, C. P. R. brid-fenian,  had a narrow escape Jfrom meating  with h fatal accident at Ducko on  Tuesday. Two train* wera in"-* the  yard nnd Kith" in motion, whan jump-  off on* train he struck a ridge of solid  snow and slipped, rolling right under  the other train. Several cars passed  over him before he was rescued from  his perilous position. McRae's e������cupe  was nothing short of a miracle, his  injuries amounting to no mora than a  bruise on the head and a bruised  ankle. AfcRae was brought to the  hospital where lie is now being well  looked after.  GREAT WESTERN MINES, Ltd.  DOUBLE EAGLE  Mining: and Development Co., Limited.  NOTICE IS HEREBV GIVEN that any written  transfers of stock In either of these companies that havo not yot heen sent Into tbe office for  registration, and the Issue of proper certificates  for them, must lie sent In hy tho last day of  February, 1903, as they will not be recognized  after that date.  A. II. HOLDICH,  Secretary.  Ferguson, January HO, 1003.  A CARLOAD OF  High Grade Furniture  Just being unpacked, and in this consignment we  have the latest makes in mattresses and pillows,  namely:   - ~ '  ' ', -:.",��������� \,.'-.,���������*���������"/  The MARSHALL Sanitary  MATTRESSES AND PILLOWS  We invite you to call and inspect the different lines  of Furniture we have just opened tip.       ")/  R. Howson &~Oo. .BffiffiSW  Undertaking, Embalming, Ktc.  Mackenzie Aviiuue.  NOTIOE.  Curling.  The Revelstoke rinks that attended  the Kossland boiifpiel returned on  Tuesday evening and report having  had a glorious time, although the  weather was not conducive to good  cut-ling, and most of the games were  pluyedin water. Rinkswere present  from Siindon, Nelson, Phoenix, Green,  wood, Itonftlund and Kevelstoke, and  the honors were fairly well divided.  Phoenix took the All Comers and  Oliver cups, Greenwood the Grand  Challenge, Nelson the Hudson Bay  and Tuckett trophies, aud Itossland  rinks are playing this week for the  VViilkerville,     For    Revelstoke    Dr.  Thirty dsys after -late I Intend to apply to  the llouorable the Chief Commissioner of  J-anflri and Wvks  for special licenses to cut  ��������� -*    away  timber from tho following  lands   in tho Big Bend : District of  and carry  away  timber from tho followin  described,   land*   '    ������������������ -  -���������    ... .  West Kootenay:  - 1. Commencing at a post planted two miles  above tbo head of Heath Bapids on the west  bank of the Columbia River, thence south 160  chalnx, tbence west 40 chains, tbence north  MO chains, thence east 40 shams to the place  of be-cinmng.  2. Commencing at a post planted two miles  above thc head of Death Kaplds on the west  bank of the Columbia river, thence north 160  chains, thence wast 40 chains, tbenco south  ICO chains, tbenceeast 40 chains to tke place  ol beginning.  Dated thin 16th day of January, 1903,  - D, MORGAN.  X HAVE IT I.  The largest stock of the latest WATCHES,  CLOCKS, RINGS, SILVER WARE, CUT  GLASS, FASHIONABLE JEWBLRV, Eta.  Hy many years' experience enables me to buy  goods at the right prices, enabling me.t*  sell to the public at'reasonable prices.  JT.  a-TT*3T EABiBEB.  WATCH REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.  NOTICE.  Thirty days aflcr date I Intend t-apply to  the Honorable tho Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special license to cut  and carry away timber from the following  deserlbod lands In the Big Bend District of  West Kootenay:  Commenclnf* at a post planted four miles  above the bead of Death Rapids on the nest  batik of the Columbia River and marked W. J.  dimming*' south east corner post, thence  north 160 chains, tbence west 40 chains, thence  south 160 chains, thence east 40 chains to tbe  place of beginning.  Dated this 16th day of January, 1903.  W. J. CUMaiNQS.  NOTICE.  Thirty days after da(e I Intend to apdy to  tbe Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for special licenses to cut  and carry away timber from tbe following  described lands in tbe Big Bend District of  WcstKoo:enay:  1. Commencing at a post planted 100 yards  east of the Nine Mile Shed on Big Bend trail  and on the East limit of E. L.  McMahon's  timber limit, and marked George-Johnson's  north west corner post, thence south 160  chains, thence east 40 chains, tbence north 160  chains, Ihcuce west 40 chains to the place of  beginning.  2. Commencing at a post planted 100 yards  east of tbe Nine Mile shed on Big Bend trail,  and on the east limit of E. L. McMahon's  timber limit, and marked George Johnson's  south -aest corner post, thence north 160  chains.'tbenreeasllO chains, thence south 160  chains, tbence west 40 chains to tbe place of  beginning.  Dated this 15th day of January, 1903.  GEORGE JOHNSON.    .  NOTIOE.  Thirty days after date I lntend'to apply to  the Honorable The Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for special licenses to cut  and carry away timber from tlie following  described lauds in-the Big Bend Distrist of '  West uootenaj: -  1. Commencing at a 'post planted about three-  quartaraofa mile east of the Columbia Uivcr  at a point about a quarter of a mile south of  the Forks of the Smith Creek and Gold Stream.  trails and marked J. Smith's south west corner  post, thence north 1C0 chains, thence east 40  chains, thence south 160 chains, thence west  40 chains to the place of beginning.  2. Commencing at a. post planted about  three-quarters of a mile east of tbe Columbia  River at a point about a quarter of a mile  south of the forks of the Smith Creek and  Gold Stream trails and- marked J. Smith's  north west corner post, thence south ICO'  chains, thence east 40 chains, thence aorth  160 chains, thence west 40 chains to the place  of, beginning.' *   ' - .    .      .     -  Dated this 15th day of Jan uary, 1903,       ""  J. SMITIT,  Z    1  /]  -I  fe***~!"-

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