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Revelstoke Herald 1903-02-12

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 -���������  ��������� .    i -'(        .*>' ���������,-**  ,LWAY  ~f\  A  BOUT THE FIRST OF FEBRUARY wc 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 tlie work of Stock-Taking will he somewhat lessened, and to that end we are marking down  our goods to the lowest possible point and are now  offermg>ome GREAT BARGAIN'S as thc follow-  will indicate :��������� ���������   ���������  I  .1  ���������6  I  I  The News of the World in Brie'  As Received Over the Wires*  From Every C'.rner of the  Globe.  Tdhont.*, Out., I'Yb. 11.-Crown  ij uiils* D.'p.u tiin-nt give seven million  feet a.s Hie estimated I'lnbcr cut I'oi  OiiLurio last ye r.  i\Ti-:\v Viin:;, Foh. II.--Minis(ci  IJiiui'ii'.-* foi in U acceptance ot British  pioiuUiil i-> n-it iikely lo hasten .-.ellli'-  iiient of Venezuelan negotiations.  Tin* Washington Senate lias raliiicd  the Alaskan lioiindaty treaty.  W'reitler Dan -McLeod threw Tutu  Sharkey :i times in .11) minutes at  Cleveland, Ohio.  ,_I)iooUyn Navy   Vard  has received,  oi-der-i   to   li-i.-len   repair  work on al! |  jlu'pa in coiiiiiii.-ssion.  '-Jarafolf, the faiiioun Macr-llo-ninn  lonrloi*. has gone lo Macedonia for the  purpose of railing a revolt.  EN'S   J  THURSDAY,   FEBRUARY  12. 1903  $2 OO a  Year in Advance  I Wiped Out By'Fire  !    One of the  uicisl.  disastrous  fires in  the   hi.-ioi-v   of   l.Vvel.-loke   for some  years took plan* on   Sunday   moruii'P  on l-'ront, street, when .Morris tV-  Steed  lost (heir si ore and a I must their ������������������nt in  stock hy I In*   fl-lines.      The   lire   tool,  place ill   the early   murpii.g   and    win  lilst.   tiulieed   hy   piilircmiu   .1.   SIi.im  ���������ilinnl I o'clock.     Tlie iil.-irin was givei  mil   No.   1   fire   brigade   tniniil   run'  pi'iiuipl ly and uia'le't  gt'latil.   liglitti  runt nil the II lines, lull:   without   avail  ��������� wing i-hielly to the I'.'irt I hat   the fin  i'a-located lin   I lie   li.iseminl   and I h  lem-e smoke made it impos-dhle l.o gi  it.il.    There was  no conned inn   with  No. 2 hall and the chief of No. 1, Uha-.  Abraham-am.     about-   5-o'.)      sent    a  mes-ciiger up town to No. 1 to inform  lilcm   of   tlie.  lire,    to.   which     tliey  is"-ponded  in ,i!l   li.i-.le.    Through   the  i-iTf.irts of the firemen the  flinies   were  eonlined   to    tlie   main   building, the  **ast wing lieing saved  aim ������t   intact.  The HliltALl) exiend-its  -ymprthy to  Messrs. Morri-& Steedin  their   heavy  'oss through Sund-iy's lii e.     It  mean"  liis1*   to llieni of four or five yeais ol  in   huildinu-   up   a   trade  MURDERED  Louis Goldsmith Killed-While  Defending; His Wife from  Insult  Joe I-.'Iartin to Fight.  ��������� Joseph ,11.wiin. K. ('.. .ML A., wil  lend liis sword to Ihe lighting brigade,  ! thnt is now a-si-ting ex-l'ii'iiiier S;*iu-  lin in West. Vale. Asked by the  Vancouver      Woild     to     deline     his  iiiiiivi.tu.il  i.i-hion  in   ;iu*   present, j Will Gain Here if the American  aspect of  provincial   iill'air.-,    lhe   pii  THE LUMBER  INDUSTRY  viiiein.! I ili.*i-,il   l-.adei   has   made   tin  His Business Partner! following si. ..ement :  i., ,       .,,   .,,-,. "I am lino laliliedlv  Charged with the Crime. '  i  hard   work  that was a credit, to I lit*, linn'.  Need Police Protection.  Thd editor of our esteemed  contemporary is troubled with people running  into   the   office   with   i/isli notions (o  remove the dead ads. from Lhe  p.ipei  i  ���������| remove the dead ads. from Lhe  paper.  A   decree   of   d.vorce    was  . tod^J Mnyw     0*Bl.*L.n    a,)(|ll|d    slnUon    fl  granted   to   tlie   Crown   Prince fi*orj%.|]0liceiiuiu in fiont of tlio ullicvi door to  Prince.-.- Louise ol Saxony. J protect tlio editor from aMie rush.     If  Mw ������������������'��������� -1 '  is  Toronto, Feb. 11. ��������� L mis Goldsmith,  vlio mis -h U, by Walter Uomaine, hi-  ||iirlner   in   the  tailoring  business, on  [  iiliirday   uiglil. died   nt    Kniergeury  | hospital   yesterday.      Uomaine     now  I stands charged    with    luuider.    (goldsmith made lhe t'olloivingaiitc-niorlciu  statement:   ''Uomaine abused my wife  I I old him to stop.     When he did not,  i went toward him.    Then he grabbed  a pair of  tailor's shears .-ind made for  mc. We grappled and I got the sheai s  1 was   turning   away   when Romanic  drew his revolver aiid Hi-ed. the hiillet  hitting mi; on Lhe'forehead,.    I .tried lo  get   the  revolver, and    while   we wen*  struggling, he  (iied  twice, the  b.diets  entering my stomach  and hand.    Itc-  uiiiiiie then   ran and I followed him to  tlie   door.     On   a   previous   occasion  Uomaine 'threatened to kill m  Masquerade Ball.  lpposed   to  the  I'l-ior govei nment.    I will votoagainsl  t hem .-. mi 'work againsn  them.      I  am  issuing an address to   the   West   Yale  elecloi-s giving  my   views   regarding  the present political situation   in   the  province aud   expressing my   opinion  .us to thi! all it tide rind   siiengLh   of the  Prior    government     mi   Hie   present  crisis.    In   this   pamphlet    I    express  conviction that, l'reinier Prior  cannot  possibly   control   more   thin   sixteen  votes and would not be able to  induce  ii .majority  of  those  sixteen   to  hark  him up in his  promises  to   the   West  V.ile electois.  " I' stand-to leason that if We.-l  Vale is promised handsome concession-, other elet-trii-dl disliiits, must  have the sami' treatment, and whatever money grants are given to West  Vale iiiu.-t also be given to other  conslilucncii'.- repiu&eiited by niem-  ber.s MippotLiug the government,  and if tliey did not get the same  treatment    thev    would    not   lem.iiii  Tariff is Repealed as Anticipated.���������State of Washington  Not Opposed to It.  Lumbermen    and    shinglemeir    in  Washington are    alarmed   uvir    t-b������  pi-ospecl of a   repeal   of  lhe  tariff  on  lumber and shingles.    Henry  Hewitt-  says the  repeal  ol' the tariff on coal  was the entering wedge, and   that it U-  only   a   i-uestion   of   lime   w"h*������n  tke  lumher turiir will be eliminated.    The  tin iff is-$*2  ppr M.   on  rough   lumber.  ���������S-.i'O.per JI. when   surfaced   on   on*  one side, and S3 per M. when : surfaced  on two sides.     Northwestern   lumbermen   are vitally    interested   in    the  continuance     of      this     'tariff     on  account of the near  proximity  of the  vast forests of British  Oohmibin nad  Canada.      At   present     the   tariff   is  priu tically piohihitive, only  a carload  of shingles crossing the. International  boundary line Into America from tiiiie  to time.  l-'iank B. (Jule, editor of the WesD  (./'oast unci Pnget Sound Lumberman,  has sent out scores of   letters   in   nn  ..oitiiH-nt:  iney    wuuiu    not.    reiiiaiii   .���������������������������-* r-"f-"im  scores  oi   leneis   ill   nil  The iinpu.il uiasipier.irli*  ball   under   ]()yal lo the government: while if Lliey   endeavor lo  organize   the   lumbering  he auspices of the   Revelstoke  O.i id  ������������������ - ���������      *������������������' " ���������'���������������������������'  PAIRS LADIES'.-GENTS  and CH ELBA'S SS-HOSS  ���������...-These Shpes are.all of the  v.ei--\Sibcst^iiiakes-''7riKi-''''vl--3ii'-  cannot'"make a mistake in   making your purchases at  the Cost Price Mark.  W. Q. &  m  iiirts  Our Entire Stock of W. G. & R. Colored Shirts, soft  and Starched Fronts���������genuine bargains���������at  A Few-Pairs of Ladies' and Children's Leggings at  Cost. {Only a few left for choice. Call as soon a.s  possible, while they are in slock.  Ladies' and Children's Woollen and Cashmere Hose,  a large siock to chose from at Bargain  Sale Prices.  Made by Rowlock and Christy,   two of the best Hat  "Makers fiTthe world to-day.  sale at Bargain Prices.  These Hats are all for  We lead in this line. Our importations are large and  always the best the market offers.  ONTARIO APPLES���������A large shipment, including  the famous Northern Spys, Russets, Kings and  Greenings."  The Celebrated Bear Brand of Eggs.  Hay, Oats, Bran and Shorts always in stock.  The ISritish torpedo boat destroyer  Quail, which wenuishore a week ago.  has, been towed to port of Spain in  disabled condition.  A freight train on the NorLhlt'ni  Pacific iu JMonLaiiii was swept into  .1 gulch by :i,.-iioush'de. ill thetrai,;,  ;rew weie injured.  Three children of the .Meusotte  family, Lamier, Man., aie dwic. <*a.-  re-ult ol using lye in preparation of  beans, in absence of their mother.  Shop "A,"' tlie principal issue store  hoti-e at.the Tttocic Islnncl^ government  arsenal with contents destroyed by  fire. Conlenls were worth .*-*],50U,000*.  Fire at Granby, Que., did ?10.003  damage to chair and carriage 'factory  of II. and V. Gildings and totally destroyed residence of J. Mtillin and Win.  Topp's tinshsp.  Ten miners are imprisoned by fi:v  which broke out in the Spruce mine.  Hveleth, jfinn., today. One r-ecoveicd  oon-ciousness nnd stated he belie ,-cd  the li.il.mcc have suffocated..  IJarvoy Grove killed. Postioaster  Shelhauer falally injured and Jesse  Uowe seriously hurt in fire started by  lobbei-s, which destroyed Griffiths &  "McAndy's store at Bremen, Ohio.  Large number Canadian members  of South African Constabulary, as  soon as time expires, areretui-ning to  Canada. Some are so anxious to  return they are purchasing discharges.  21 new cases typhoid fever reportid  at���������Ithaca���������"N-V-r,���������yi*sterdayr���������"Many  students of Cornell university continue  to leave for tlieir homes for fear of  contracting the disease.  Veimicla has made demand upon  Dutch government for seizure nnd  return of former Venezuelan gunboat  at IJestaurnder now Hying German  flag cm giound entry Dutch waters,  contrary to International law.  the mayor will do so im will no doubt  have his photograph in tho very next  issue with a, column ahouL Hie past,  .'������������������nd future prospects of Jllis Worship  even unlo the third and fourth generation, all from the'pen ol' Hot Air  .Johnny.  Goldfields Stampmill.  The Northwestern ""Development  Syndi*ta,le's stampmill nt',Ookifiolds is  finished and has starti-fl to work' on  the'free gold ore from tfie. Camborne  group. About Hie en-h-if tlie month  the first clean up will he**.made. And  the Hi.ii.vli> trusts thai Aiio eonipanv  will have thesuc^estt-^ti^.Kihesr, eflxu-ts  "deserve*. 'Tlie opeiati'ou of the mill nt.  Goldfields will place that town in the  front rank of mining towns in British  Columbia.  tho auspices of the   Revelstoke  Q.i.ul-   W1.,.t,  KiVL...   ,-,,. j,..,,.,,  ncatment the  rilje Uluh will  be  held   in   the   opera   elcclois at l.-uge would havesoinething  to say regal iling tin* reckless depletion  house on Feb. 2l.li11. Three prizes of $.j,  and .$3 ip2 cash will lie offered for  tlie best c-oM nines worn at tlie ball.  Lunch will lie served.  Marpole's Jurisdiction Doubled  NVinsii'EG, i'Vb. 11.���������Tlie western  division of the C.P.It. now extends  io JMoui-e .law. west of thai point  having been added to Superintendent  :"i,u pole's jui isdicl ion. This i������ the  ii"*nil of tlie recent ronference he-  ih'i-piiMi', .McNicoll and the general  superintendents.  lSB3E3������3*--OTP-3a-^t.Hi<r.l^  Curling-.  The   competitions   for season, wish  the   exception   nt'.ihe  Gieen ("urleis  competition,   li.ivu   been   finished tlii-  .week.    I-'inkh.im'a   rink   oanying   oil  chief   honors   u inning     the   Calgary  Brewing Cup and the P, Burns trophy.  The, rink   is  c-onipniert of It. Douglas.  A.   R.  Bnse.   li).   Edward*.,  and A. M.  Plnkhain. "s-k'p,     rThe   rink  played a  steady 'game   throughout   the .sea'-on  and iheir  victories  were well earned.  . -Hio.k's-iiirk.i- compoM'il   ot-'-ll.'-X."  Comsier,   A.   "W.   Ciowe,  li*.   -Voung, I  and   G.   11. Brock, skip, conies.second  winning the JOij.iitable Life Cup. which  remains  their  propei ty 1 ill next j e,-u.  Millwright Wanted.  WANTED.���������A millwright to take  full charge of a mill, and one who can  look after Hie yards and und.-rsiands  the different grades of lumber for the  piairie trade*.    Apply to  J.\5!rjs Taylok, Arrowhead.  ("Hie treasury for political ends, that  certain constituencies might be bene  fitted at die expense of the whole  province.  ."This pamphlet is issued in the  interest of Mr. Sjemliu. whom I cei-  (ainly expect to lie elected. I have  canvassed the members of the House  and am absolutely convinced in my  ono mind that the Prior government  is doomed,"  Epworth League".  Tho n:ii-:f.al evening ,ib the i*.p-  worih League i"n Monday* night was  one' of the'most enjoyable of the  lu.i.iy p!i:,.s^iituvub;iig*-*^peiitr'by* the  League and their friends' for some  time. C. F. Lindmark pre-ided and n  programme, of excepriospal' merit  rendered.. A. Smith read a" paper  on iini**ii*, Mis. Dent, Mrs. Creelnian  and Air. Taylor each rendered a si.lo.  Mr. Alliini and Mr. Taylor gave an  instrumeolal and also a vocal duel I.  nd jMis. Dent and Mrs.  Jackson  also  interests to fight for the tariff,  and. if  need lie. send ,-i lobby  to  AVashington  for the pnipo*-e.   Today   he  acknowledged that he had  received  few replies     to     liis     letters     and      little  encouiagement.       He    believes    the  tariff will   be   eliminated   some   tinW-  next year.    While in the east recent!* '  Mr. Cole interviewed numerous while  pine lumbermen relative to  the  tariff  or to support a lobby at Washington.  This leaves  the  entire question  with  western lumbermen.  Mr. Hewitt" and others, believe that  (he repeal, of the  tariff  would  mean  the   immediate  establishment -in the  timbered regions of  the'Dominiop of  Canada of numerous modern saivniJUs  i iitting.huiidreds of thousands of feet-'  of ..lumber   dnilv.      Antic-ipating^thi* "  ���������-liniiiation 'of* the" tariff.-" Mr";'} -He������ritt  "has paichased  large  limber   holding*'  in Biitish Columbia and   other Amsri-   -  i-nii   lumbermen    are  *_foIlowinff   his  example.  Col.jPrior's Declared Policy.  "WixxirBG, Feb. IL���������Col. Prior was  in   the   city   today,   returning   home  from   Ottawa.      In an   interview, he  renileicl a.lueti". 'Miss"l>nt "pnshled I f^TL^ J"r   !-u"������her taViff- unanimity  at the piano.    The  entire  piogram.i.e   '*'"J^"   ''1 ?'"?"  "n(1   ^0aI ll������*������>������s'  was much  enjoyed   by   tli>.-e   pio.-er.l   fml *^--ft������l    u-therrnore that he wm  ���������ii.   ..      -i     ..-     "-       ' (opposed   to   the entrance of    United  States   railways.      lie   said  that Mr.  especially the duetts. The evening  was hi ought to a close by -singing  the. National Anthem.  Joseph   Martin   was leader of the opposition, with only one follower.  Our J''ir-*t Shipment of these Goods have just arrived, with other shipments to follow.  They are bought direct. |Vom the moat np-lo-clate houses in Kastern Canada���������and we do  not hesitate when we say that quality, and make-up of this ilr.it shipment to hand  cannot be hen ten iu the province. IIbIoco buyi.ig elsewhere, we invite you to look over  a  few lines which comprise the I'oll.iwh.g:���������"  -GOT-TGHS,  SHEETINGS,  -M-"*71  XJ  Goods delivered to all {Darts of City.     Teuji'iioxk i\o. Si  Death of Jack Russell.  The   Hximld   legiets   lo chronicle  the   dealh   of  ' .lack     Russell   which  occurred in the Big-Bend  on'lhe 27th  of January, word only reach town last  Friday   on the  arrival of his brother  from the B**nd. '  Mr. Knssell was first  -taken  ill' with  rheumatism which developed   into   infillmmation     of    the  bowels, and  on  arrount   of the deep  snow and  the   distance   from town it  was impossible  io get.  medical advice  rfr medicine lo him.  Mai k Hyatt came  in fur uii'dicine and sent it ofi bat Mr.  liiissellhnd-ut.climbed before it arrived  at lhe camp.     Jack   wa-  well known  throughout North   Kootenay  and  his  untimely  dealh  will   be a   source   of  grief to his many 'friends heie us well  ai to his patents and relative's.-     The  .The. remains weie interred in   the Big  liend onl.lie 20th  and  will   likely   lie  In ought  tlowii   in    the   spiing    and  shipped ea-t for burial.  C.1  el;  PLAIN  SATEENS  JLSJt  s  CI  SATEENS  WHITE  UNDERWEAR  DRESS SKIRTS  FANC1T GOODS  FLANNELS  Small Wares, &c.  Dealers in  FIRST-CLASS  Groceries  John de Sou**a.  of Cil.'ary,  tint city on Monday evening.  died  'rices   uut   Right   m  Ali Our prater Ouods . . .  \Ve are doing thi** l.o make room for next season's good-i. This is a golden opportunity  "or BAHCiAIN SHKICEItS. If you do not believe us oome iu and compare our goods and  irices  tmoaa-ffl���������sraan������-OT  Flfliif, feed  HiQsfi  fmm Stoves  Iware, Qmtomtt  Heavy mi  Sfieff HdrdMe  Stores at  Revelstoke  Nakusp  New Denver.  *&& Ths Eel River Conspiracy  Bj  5 IS. A. TUCKETt.  I ft;  iERNCnOFT   had   hurried   north  by the first train, in response to  a  K--(.-^i-nm from  Mahaffy asking hii.i to como io the mills at  ������j or.ce.      One   of   lhe   company's  -*--*- tu.^-s would l.io wailing at the  lake end of Hit* railway to convey h'.m id the North Shore. Fern croft  vor.il;-:-eJ why Mahafi'y an-1 nm l.rlsjs-  duSl had wired, for Muhnffy was only  OK.'-Jstanl l.*;a)hlr"--i)"i- anil Iti-ii;.-iilall was  ���������:l.i:-;i* \\ hiriic-vor  !.������������������.:t"   i'i   Ontario  i-ei- for the Kfl  .:- -irue!l>i!i i'-imi-  ino 1-iif.o mills  :iii:liilluiiK fellow,  who h.-i-l sji.i:-e-l biir.iielf little leisure ill  many yi-.\r:>. and it was must annoying  *-':;.p<i;-*:iis I '  liii; ���������    i  ���������tV.-nCTC.-'t    II-']  to  ";;������������������  O'l   I'tl.-ill'.:--'.  I*\-riic-."i.fl   w  .I.J    ll'.l!.  T!!ver Mi.iiV-r  ;.:,.l  < '���������  r-iny  (Limit-.--.!  >,    V.ltll  up i.ortli.   H"  V.MS il!l  rars and knew hpw to euteYt&a&r  stranger. Thoy hnd placed both Uicir  compatriot, Spielman, and the Cana-  aian mill-manager under a lasting ob-  ���������laatlon by their generosity and hospitality.  The two f-Teat stacks of the Eol River  mills and   the  toil of  the big sawdust  consumer had been  looming up in  the  Iislui>c:e  for  some   lline-,   when   Fern-  croft went, down into tho little saloon  DC tho "Jlonest Dollar" to get a newspaper from his overcoat, that he mi~ht  show the "American" gentlemen a c-er-  t.-- in editorial on an  lnioraational dis-  I pate I lien at a cilMc-U Ma^o.  ;     To   hid   coiistcrnaiitui    tlio   door  was  slauim'-il  behind   him   with  great  violent e, und tlie key was liiMtunily tunieil  ; in lhe hick and withdrawn.    At IIml  he  ; -.-n-p-.i ti.-d ������������������uiae practical joke,   but  no  ; I'.c.ed   was   paid   to  his   calls,     lie   saw  | from   iiiiu   of   tlio   piirtholi.-s   that   tlie  I yacht was changing her course.    Then  lit: became ruigry and threw his weight.  to have* his fir.-:: v.-it to liis mnihvMn j repeatedly ai-aliua the door, hoping- lie  ���������Old Ontario, .since he had cam Ilia iot  ���������with the Kel l'livor Company six years  Y>**f..rt. thus cut short five days early  by a rocnll. Hut ISris.sdnll was a "btij-l-  nt-ss is bu.duc-.is" muri, end two hours  sifter the yellow papar came to hand  he was on the cars, leaving a little  ���������white-haired woman waving a kerchief and biting back her leers of disappointment n-s the- train puffed away  : after Us momentary stop at tlie flag-  station.  When Fernrroft cot off the train lie  ���������went  straight   to  tlie  wharf,   but  the  wharfinger's office was locked  up and  .   the   little   harbor   deserted,   no   lights  cither of  tug  or  other  craft  showing1  alon-j the pier-side.    Only the red eye  of the lighthouse peered into the night  from the little bowldory point beyond,  i     The manager was disappointed,  ex-  1 jtrperated,   yet    believed     there     was  i doubtless   some  good   reason   for   the  ." tug's not being on time.    A man accustomed     to    keeping    engagements  punctually and to insisting upon a like  promptitude   in   every   department   of j  the big business under him, the captain j  of neither the "Heron" nor the "Hare"  ���������would   have   dired   to   keep     Daysley  Ferncroft   wailing  overnight  without  reason. ,,  The only thine to be done was to go  ur> town to one of the hotels and await  developments. The Shannon House  was che nearest to the wharf, and at  that Ferncroft chose to bide his time.  It lacked but a few minutes of ten  when he reached the Shannon, and,  having shaken hands with the proprietor, an old friend, he settled himself in  an armchair in the common room, for a  .smoke. There was still a goodly company of local beaux esprits sitting  fftjout,-' smoking and chewing, and discussing current topics in their own provincial way. The advent of a substantial' appearing stranger held the  assemblage together rather later than  usual, on the chance that he might be  drawn into friendly discourse and ensnared into "setting up the drinks."  But Ferncroft busied himself only with  his pipe and the daily paper, and one  by one the local "sponges" detached  themselves and floated away. The  mill-manager paid so little heed to  what was going on that he was not  aware forfive or six minutes after the  room had become perfectly quiet, that  there still lingered one individual, apparently asleep in an armchair In a  corner, but really eyeing Ferncroft attentively from under the brim of his  pulled-down plug hat. o  A loud yawn from the foxing gentleman drew Ferncroft's attention to his  presence. The stranger stretched his  arms, pushed his plug hat up over his  lirows and made a remark about the  dullness of waiting over in such a  place. Ferncroft was not an uncora-  p i.-ilonable .fellow.' and met halfway  '-���������''.? stranger's effort to start a couver-  5 *;._>:v. He learned that the man with  t <��������� plus hat-���������a most unusual article of  *i..'re up north���������was an "American,"  wanted to reach Little Rapids to  ject a limit. This being his first  ���������t to Canada, he had been misin-  nif-d as to routes, and now found  iself at tbe end of the rails, with  f. ver.ty miles, of' water between him-  E'.-'U and his destination, waiting for a  chance co:ist-;*r or lumbering tug to take  ���������fcim to'Little-Rapids.-  "Lucky you spoke." said Ferncroft.  "llbie's my card. I'm on the way to  Eel River and expect one of our tugs  in to-night to take mc- over. Little  Xlapid.s is just thirty miies further up  the lake. Tou can come along with  rr.s. Once at the Eel. you'll not (ind  ���������much trouble ia getting an Indian or a  Hibernian to take you to the Rapids."  The "American" seemed delighted  ���������with his good fortune, and before going  ���������������' -;  fc  1'. o  r  ���������t^lj-Kr1KslsreT>T'r>^TT*ernc  drink with him. "This Canadian whiskey's all right," said he, "and I must  eay I have found Canadians all right.  too, 's far's I've tried 'em. Now. If  (that there tug gets in.during the night,  you'll be sure to call ine, won't you?"  Ferncroft sat up In his room long after the rest of the house was dark,  waiting for the wlibitk* of the "Hare"  or tho "Heron." Hut two o'clock struck  without any sound coming from the  harbor, so thc* manager reluctantly  '���������turned in." not a little troubled to  know why he had been sent for at all,  why Mahaffy had signed the message,  and why no iuh had met him thou?'i  the telegram had promised one at th*  wharf when be stepped off the train.  It was broad daylight before he  nwoke. As he went downstairs for  breakfast, Spielman, the "American,"  came racing up, three steps at a time.  "Oh. 1 say, that there tug of yourn  hasn't ever got in yet. but there's a  U-.Oe Eteam yacht���������the 'Honest Dollar'  -���������down at the wharf. Ran In about six  o'clock. Owned by a Green Bay. Wis., ',  man, who's on board with two friends ]  end the crew.    They're goin" to cruise j  could burst It open. Hut II was n mortised lock���������lie could make no Impression.  l-Tn sat down and tried to think out  what it could till mean. Ho was confused. So many odd things had happened, crowned by this strangest and  most alarming occurrence, that he lost  for a time his sense of reality and  seriously pondered as to whether he  was dreaming���������whether he was him-  j self, Daysley Ferncroft. Of course he  was not dreaming. Certainly he was  himself.  Step by step ho reviewed what had  occurred:  First, Mahaffy's telegram. -Why Mahaffy and not Brigsdail?  Second, the disappointment as to the  tug. "Why had either the "Hare" or  the "Heron" failed to meet him, after  being explicitly promised?  Third, his chance meeting with Spiel-  man and the curious circumstance that  the drossy stranger was also waiting to  take passage across the lake. "Who  was Spielman? What did he, Daysley  Ferncroft, know of him except what he  had received from the glib tongue of  the stranger himself'-'  Fourth,  the coincidence of an "American" steam yacht coming along at  the right moment to lake both Spiel-  man and himself to their destinations.  Wight not Spielman and the other Yankees be confederates in a conspiracy?  In the light of the fact that he was  j now unquestionably a prisoner,  these  I circumstances, singly and connectedly,  I had a sinister significance, and Ferncroft cursed himself for a putty-headed  chump for not having been more as-  ' tute.   ...  But why should there be any conspiracy, and if there was one, how had  the conspirators managed to enlist the  services of Mahaffy, the assistant bookkeeper? These were problems the mill-  manager was trying to figure out when  Spielman's voice sounded loud outside  the door.  "Look-a-here, you! We don't mean  any harm by you if you only take  things cool and'.' act sensible. We're  goin' for a little trip along; the shore.  It'll only last a day or two, but you've  got to stay with its. Why, you'll know  later on. Now,-us. fellows''want-, to act  decent and let you have the run of the  ship, so the door'll be unlocked pro-  vldin' you promise to take things cool  and not make any trouble."  The cheek of the fellow was amusing,  even to one in'Ferncroft's predicament.  "But supposing 1 won't come to  terms?" said Ferncroft. "liy heavens.  1 think I can make it Interesting for  you scoundrels if I try!"  "Oh,  that's  easy  enough said,"  was  the rejoinder.    "Better be sensible, old  man.   Remember, we're seven to one."  That sounded decidedly like a threat.  Ferncroft felt his gorge rising.   "Well,  I'll be damned if I'll promise anything  to   a   gang   of   traitors,"   he   shouted  back.  i      "Very    well,    Mr.    Ferncroft,"    said  Spielman.    "We'll be under the painful  necessity of seein' that you're not left  ��������� in a position to make trouble."  That   sounded   even   more   ominous.  Would the fellows be guilty of murder?  Or did they only mean to keep him in  confinement?   If the latter, they must  exclude themselves from the cabin, and  where elsx- in tlie boat could they find  decent shelter from wind and weather?  .  Ferncroft would have given  anything  ; for a shooting-iron of some sort.    Per-  .  haps there was one left by mistake in  ! the saloon by some one of the gang.  !  The manager  searched  high and   low,  but found nothing of the sort.    Even  I  the cutlery had been removed.  Just as he had given  up the ciuest  for  something   with   which   to   defend  :  himself In case of need, he heard the  --^!o������k--i  ���������"ite^-^tiirn^Kuud-Trnly^-i rr^-1  door dew open, while In rushed three  of the conspirators, Spielman, Misener  and Flood. Ferncroft was on the far  side of the little dlning-table from the  door. At tho first sound of the lock he  had Instinctively seized one of the  heavy oak dlning-ehairs, and ns the  door burst open he rushed forward and  swung it upwards in self-defence. He  would have struck down the llrst man  who had dared to lay a linger upon  bim. even If It had later cost him his  life. Rut the cabin was cramped both  as to height and beam. The chair  caught against the celling, and the Intended blow was arreted. Rre Fernrroft could recover his balance the  three men sprang at him and dragged  him down as a prick of wolves might  pull ,i stig to earth. There was a brief  (���������utile struggle on tlie floor. Ferncroft  hnd the satisfaction of bringing Spielman a stunning smash in the face with  the heel of his boot. But In a. minute  or two he found himself prone and  pinioned on the floor, guarded by the  two rascals who were supposed to be  Chicago business men, while Spielman  rushed on deck lo got assistance for hla  15th some thirteen thousand and .odd  dollars were to be paid out to the Eel  River  Lumber  Company's  men���������sawyers,   mill-hands,   teamsters,   lumbermen, raftsmen, tugmen and other employees���������representing   the  earnings  of  many months.   Twice a year tho money  came from the head office in Ottawa by  express messenger over the Canadian  Pacific, and, leaving the railway twenty miles north of Hei River Mills, was  brought   down   stream   in  a.  canoe   or  through tho bush by trail.   As a precaution, the semi-yearly pay-days were  never allowed  to fall mi precisely the  same   dates  Jn   suoe-'sive  years,   nnd  only two pc������;-:.iiii3 at tlie mills, in addition to Forncroi't, were aware when the  ea-.-h cuveli'poa would roach Hoi River  Ihia summer.    Those two  were IJrlgs-  dall and .Mahaffy.   J.loth wore absolutely trustworthy men,  but In somo way  the secret had leaked out.    As it were  In a vision, Fernerot't beheld Spielman  forging   Malmffy's   name   lo   his   telegram.    Spielman, ho divined, was the  head and front of tho conspiracy. Other means, he Intuitively felt, would be  resorted to to get Mahaffy and Bilgsdail i  out  of  the  way at  the  last  moment.  Then the coast would be clear to make  tho projected haul.   Fourteen thousand  dollars amongst seven men was a sum  not to be sneezed at.  The yacht steamed ahead for ages, as  it seemed to Ferncroft. But when thoy i  came and took him out dr the fo'cas'lo  and carried him ashore at a little de-  sorted fisherman's cabin on a wild,  rugged part of the coast that he could  not remember having ever seen before,  the sun was still above the horizon.  Ferncroft know not whether it was the  mainland or a large island on which  he was being landed, nor could he decide which would be preferable���������to be  set free in such an inhospitable region,  \\'_ithout means of succor, or to be longer a prisoner in the hands of men who  might not hesitate to add murder to  their other crimes. Nor was his mind  soon set at rest as to tlieir ultimate intentions. A quantity of provisions was  landed, and Misener and Flood being  loft behind to guard the prisoner, the  yacht steamed away again as night was  falling.  The mill-manager was kept under the  closest surveillance all that night and  next day���������the 10th of August���������but was  otherwise not ill-handled.   At dusk the  "Honest Dollar" once more came back  and, taking the two guards on board  steamed  off,  leaving   Ferncroft    with  several days' provisions, but sans the  slightest idea as to the part of coun-  .try  to which so strange a misfortune  had banished him.   To attempt to discover whether he was on an island 01  the mainland, and, in the latter event  to   seek   a   way   to   some   habitation,  would  be hopeless until  another day  should    dawn.     Ferncroft   knew    the  chances of his getting out in time to  block the contemplated robbery must  be slim indeed, since it stood to reason  that the consph itors, Mith foui  dajs  still to elapse befoie the leceipt of the  money at Eel River, would have scarcely; placed him  where  he  could-get In  touch with civilization in.the interval  ;   Thinking it  wise,  however,  to bus  band his resources for a supreme effort  he resolved to spend the long night as  comfortably as possible in the deserted  cabin,   md  to be up  b igint  and earls  the following    morning.      When    day  dawned,.��������� his  first  task,; after breaking  fast,  was  to  seek an  elevation  from  which he might discover; something of  local topography, for his whole subse  queht course must be governed accord  ingly  The land was not heavily wooded  but rough, bowlder-strewn, and shoul  dc. lug biuptl> oat 01 thi_ * ater Alak  ing 111--, v������a\ -with difficult, from th**  cabin a ou* d the cocli-j cots' line j  reincrnit sought <=ome *..>vm whose  coui*-e 1 e n ght follow b->clv nto the  Interior without fear of losing his bear-  in.*- , d jelling cut orf '-on nis In"1"*  At length he found a tiny rivulet, and  pii h-*lm.r if *-u;rgi.d b J h*" u'-ccrdtd  t '1 iu !e~C',ed it op*1 1 "n <.. mi 11  i c M *-e^ \ lU. ot --\t-i d" ail  ������0"-e  r       - cut     1     *���������  c- d    aij  th-������ hi-jh   it*, ou      t ' ������ .1 <- *��������� ���������ii"l7."d  Th - \ is a u. ,,'7 u ,t h..1- ,t  uas 1: 1 a*-! i*. til to ki *��������� i l^e t-rata at  once.  D^cr   ci-c ^C3i*' to ���������*-���������<��������� <���������-���������>->   1 em  t   nrt   -<='"'-e      il  h  r  'I-   a   1   --. ->j * *d  ir po    ib      in    *ji.c a >i -r. 1 o, th" i<*  la   1   -11  di i-oi 'd i ,1 b       1    c 'ou    or  fhi_        ..   1" c   ci i1"        <"**     Pc-ii"P  tro!.g'   1   h=        I   171"       d     rf.nT   loHf. .]"J  that will assist me in  f;orne unlooked-  for way."  So he set out, and. after proceeding a  couple of miles, was rejoiced about  r.oon lo find a ."mall raft that had  drifted ar.hore in a little cove. Without anythSr.g_ihat 'might serve as an  Tf^vOTM"nTa^*^neeh"n^  .or a cruise from one of the south  shore ports. Briefly Ferncroft related  to them his astonishing adventures,  ivhich, though at first disinclined to  credit, they were finally persuaded to  believe.  The very thing that had so far aided  the mill-manager in bis desperate effort to get back to civilisation now put  0. stopper on all further progress.   For  the  calm  continued   persistently,   and  notwithstanding that a liberal reward  was promised if a telegraph line were  reached   inside  of   twenty-four  hours,  tho sailing smack lay helpless and idle  I nff shore all  that  day.    At midnight,  ; however,   the  calm   bur.it  In   a  great  ; thunderstorm,  arid   the   15th    of   Au-  i just broke with a clear ;;ky and a gont-  I ly-biowing   breeze     from     the   south-  ��������� ;ast, which, though a contrary air, was  | bettor than none nt all.  ;    It  wns  forty miles  from  Mllksnnke  : rsland to tho nearest telegraph.   Tack-  i ing against  the    wind,  .'ixteen    hours  I wore  consumed   In   covering   the  distance, ami the I-tth of August had come  I into being ere Daysley Ferncroft could  1 got a telegram through to Ottawa, Informing the head olllce of what was occurring and asking that the message  ho repeated instantly to Eel River.  Had another clay elapsed the conspiracy would have been successful.  For tlie pay-money was even then  en route from Ottawa, and on the  morrow would have been brought down  trom the railway lino to tho mills by  canoe. A forged telegram from Ottawa  \iad already imperatively ordered  Brigsdail to a point several hundreds  of miles west on supposed business for  lhe company. By some other means,  It is assumed, Mahaffy would alr-o have  been gotten out of the way, and \iilh  the three head men of the mills absent  from their posts, Spielman and his  gang could have completed their Job  without anyone being aware of tho fact  until long after they had got away on  the yacht to some United States port,  and, deserting the craft, become lost to  justice in the multitudes -or the solitudes of the great Republic.  The "Honest Dollar," it turned out,  was but a rented vessel, engaged from  a Cleveland dockyard ostensibly for a  two weeks' cruise: How Spielman aiid  his confederates became possessed of  their information about the money was  not suspected till it was recalled that a  mail-bag had been stolen from the Eel  River post-office about six weeks prior  to the date of the projected robbery  Amongst the lettcis in that bag was  one in which lefeience i\as made to  the approaching pay-day  As the result of his pluck, Ferncroft  had the satisfaction of thwarting the  further plans of the robbers. ; They,  however, made good their escape,  jumped' their boat at the "American  Spo," ere the slow-going authorities  had got the chase well under way, and  disappeared as: completely as if the  Great Lakes had swallowed them up.  IN CARLETON CO.  Postmaster BelyeaTries Dodd's  Kidney Pills for Kidney  Trouble.  And now he joins all tho Others in  Praising Them���������ne had suffered  for years and is now Complete'  Cured.  Lower     Windsor, Carictcin Co,, N.  li.,     Dec.      15.���������(Special).���������Carlelon  county people have long rct'ogni/.ctl  Dodd's Kidney Pills as a sure cure  for all forms of Kidney Disease, and  as a consequence there is a marked  decrease in the number of those suffering from Pain in the llauit, Lumbago; Rheumatism, Biahetcs, Bright's  Disease, antl all those other ailments  resulting from diseased Kidneys.  SU11 as each fresh cure is reported  thei*e is revived interest in the matter and there are more praises of  Dodd's Kidney Pills. One of the latest cures reported is that of Postmaster T. 11. Ilclyca, "of Lower  Windsor, and lie is spreading broadcast the good news.  "I had a very had spell of Kidney  Trouble," says the Postmaster,  "which had bothered mo for some  years. I tried several kinds of plasters and medicines, but did not seem  to get much lasting benefit. But hear-,  ing Dodd's Kidney Pills so highly recommended for Kidney Trouble, 1  thought 1 would try them.  "I received more benefit from  Dodd's Kidney Pills than any other  medicine I ever tried, for they seem  to have made a complete cure, as I  am as well as ever. I believe Dodd's  Kidney Pills are the right medicine  for Kidney Trouble."  v *>>  *>ryf=^ *-=-;  ;>-/*-**2**SL*������i*-.  'OSVinS.RTT'AUD..  The Longest Word.  him  to have navigated the rude craft  back to the cabin. '  I     He   therefore   returned to tho latter  on foot, and, having done up his pro- ....... .-._         visions in a bundle in th*> lining ripped i in It" with the Greek word for "hash.  from his coat, ho knocked a board from , of one    hundred   and    eighty-one lef-  the shanty with  the  help of a Inrge , ters, to be found in Llddt-I and Scott's  The controversy as to what is the  ; longest word still goes on. "tVe havo  7 already  mentioned  several, claimants  ��������� ol which "antidiKestalilishmentarian-  i ism" (twenty-eight letters) appears to  '��������� be the longest legitimate English word  i As to the loho-ebt word in any language  ] a writer in the "Living Church" thinks  j the' following word boars the'palm,  -, namely, "Lianfalrpwllgivyngyllgoger-  j chwyrndrobwlltysiligogogoch."      "It is  ��������� the name of a village in North "Wales,"  i says the writer, "and while lunching  ; at a Welsh inn at Bettws-y-Coed ro-  Tcr-Trtry^-l^hisard���������tiie^n^rn**���������pronouneed-  ! with perfect ease and clearness by a  ! young Welshman." Rut, according to  j another clerical correspondent of the  ! name journal, this word simply "Isn't  stone, and. taking both bundle run!  board, started off again for the cove.  Keachlng there, he sat upon a rock,  and with his jackknlfe whittled at tin*  I unabridged Ore<;k lexicon: "Lepadote-  'i mnehoselachocalcokranlolelpsanodrlm-'  1 upotrlmmatosHphioparabomelltokatak-  ��������� eehumenoklohlepiko'isuphophattoporis-  plank till ho had produced .something j teral>>ktruonoptokephallloklgk!opelcIo -!  ' '""'     ���������  ��������������������������� - Ing-ooslrarabophetraganopterugon." Af  ter this It Is expected that the controversy will languish.  up Little Rapids  way and  leave here ]  Injuries, leaving a trail of gore behind  ir ���������   ���������  's soon as they provision and coal up.  That'll be about another hour. They're  ���������goin' to take me over there, and will  fcriag you along, too, and drop you off  ct Eol'River, If your boat don't happen along in the meantime."  The offer was a good one. Ferncroft was anxious to get to the mills.  The confounded tug still failed to make  Iic-r long-delayed appearance, and at  the last moment Ferncroft put his  ���������^rips on the "Honest Dollar" and  ���������stepped aboard, leaving word with the  ���������wharfinger for the "Hare" or the "Heron," if either of those craft should report later.  ��������� '*> m ��������� m * *  The run across the lake had been  ��������� 'i->t'n ciuick and pleasant. The "Honest  Te'lar" wni a speedy, though rather  old and shabby, vessel. The company  ������.*as decidedly congenial. Mr. Antrobus  of Green Bay and his two friends, Misener and Flood of Chicago, were trood  fellows, who smoked anly the best cl-  hlm on carpets and woodwork.  After a time the mill-manager was  carried to the small, ill-ventilated cubby-hole, dignified v/llh the name of  "fo'cas'Ie," and which In ordinary circumstances would be the quarters of  the crow. Here he wan tossed on a  bunk and left to his thoughts and the  creeping things that flourish in darkness and dirt. The only sounds were  the throbbing of the engine and the  riffle of the water against the yacht's  bows. These seemed to soothe tho nonplussed prisoner, and though he could  not sleep, he was wafted Into a stnte of  reverie, in which, a3 not Infrequently  happens, the perceptive faculties were  more keenly alive and Intuition became  more penetrating than could be possible in the course of normal mental  processes.  This was the Oth of August. Ferncroft was to have returned to the mlUn  on the 14th. And why had the latter  date been fixed upon 7   Because on the  that liore a rude semblance to an  ,iar  Then this modern Robinson Crusoe lay :  down and slept, resolved it the morrow j  were fin--.-   to boird Fate lu the attemp*  to reach, If not the mainland, an Island j  closer thereto. j  And Fate seemed propitious. For the \  next day���������the 12th of August���������was j  wonderfully clear and calm. But thc  navigation of a raft composed of railway ties and three-inch planks is at  best a slow and toilsome process. Had  a wind sprung up off shore, Ferncroft  would certainly have been driven out  to sea., and Indeed the slightest measure of wind from any direction would  soon have brought discomfiture, for I lie  slightest waves would have washed Ih'.i  deck of his low-set. waterlogged craft,  destroying his small stock of food,  which might yet be so necessary, and  adding discomfort to peril by drenching  his garments.  The sun beat down from a cloudless  sky and back ugain from the mirror-  like .-surface of the lake. After flvo  hours of hard, unremitting toil, Ferncroft had made scarce so many miles.  He was commencing to give up heart,  when the red Ralls of a Mackinaw  boat, flapping Idly off the shore of the  nearest Island, caused Ills heart to leap  within him.  The sailboat was at. a distance of  about two miles.,. Redoubling his efforts, Ferncroft soon came within hailing distance of the craft. The latter,  becalmed as she was. could not move by  n boat-length to come to his aid, but nt  last he pulled up alongside and whs  taken on board. The men on the smut-!:  ���������Ave In all���������were pleasuro-seekers out  Wireless Telegraphy and the North Pole.  It has been  suggested that wireless  ! telegraphy may play an important part  ! In future Arctic- explorations.   The eon-  ; dlf.lons  surrounding Arctic  travel  are  such, says  the    "Klectrlcal    Review,"  that the principal difficulty Is found In  maintaining    communication    with    a  base of  supplies.    It  Is  believed  that  j wireless telegraxihy has now reached a  ! point where, at least. It pi-oml-ie.i such  1 development that future exploring par-  j ti>*s will he able to carry along rippar-  ! tttus and ke>jp constantly In touch with  ' their hasp camp**,    ff thin provna to be  the  case,   much   of   the   terror   of   the  Arctic  will  be removed,  and  exploration will be made .both easier and safer, .with, the .possibility that this added  Instrumentality will enable the discovery of the polo at no far distant dute.  Censorship in Russia.  The London Daily Iilail says that tha  enormous  catches at this    year's  Yarmouth  herring fishing constitute a remarkable record.     Herring are numbered by lasts, and each! -it contains 13,209  fish.      The season's c.eh so far  (Nov.  19)  has.amounted to 27,020 lasts, in itself a.  record, inasmuch  a<  last year's  catch was thus exceeded by nearly 7,000  lasts.      The largest one day's  delivery  known in the history of Yarmouth,4,000  lasts, or 52,800,000 fish,- wn3 brought into  port  one  day  in  tho  middle    of    tho  month (November).     The value of this  catch  to fishermen and  ' boatowners is  estimated at   ������25,000.   The previous record day's work was 2.000 lasts.     Never  lias the port known so lurye a fleet as  that   assembled  this   year.     .Over   six  hundred boats, of which 500 come from  Scot'laml,  have been    on  tua    grounds.  "Wlicn unloadin** the other day tliey extended nearly three miles along the harbor, and  the  lish  were   being  piled  on  ev.ery  vacant  piece  o'  land  along  ih������  liver-aide.      Three     tliousand     Scottish  girls are cngiigcd ill the prepa 11 lion of  the  lieiring for oxp rt.  to   Ittii-iiii,' Denmark. Holland. Genu.i'iy. Austria. Italy  -ind  Greece.      La*I  i ".'n-  the shipments  vere   200.000  barrel-,   hut   this   season  tlie   irtr������   will  l*o ;n lea-rd.  as  a   promising trade Iris in'.'ii npc-iicii with Au-s-  tialia.   the   Cajie     ni'il   oilier     colonies.  1 oca! ---pri-.il.iloi-i Inn ��������� inr.lc li?a\y pur-  c 'a-e=.   the   -'"sli   bo iiji   nut   into- huge  m!* of 1 rin.* to be h**M"iii!'.il deliwries  ���������..-.'���������ken.      'i'l-rrr '-��������� :n rcem-i^of tailure  to  fird he:ring oil' V.ii'uouth.  1  Interesting Items.  A new departure is about to be.made  by the North-WesLorn .Railway, with  headquarters in .Chicago. The plan ia to  equip every freight and passenger train  with emergency chests containing splints,  cotton bandages, antiseptics, restoratives, etc., nnd' to open a school of Instruction in first aid to the injured.  The Norfolk, Virginia, "PiloL," says  that the proverbial hard head of 11 negro  was given a very complete.test in a recent street brawl in Hint city. "A 32-  calibre pistol ball was fired at a distance  of twenty feet sq nn rely into the middle  of AVilli.'Mii Kvcrhn rdt's forehead, iinil,nf-  _lcjijMT.ikjng_Uiq_skin, llntleueil itself  agai 11st 1 he lione. I'vprllrTrilITT 1111"lo-]ib~  lice hca(lc|iinrlers, a block n way, and  naked Hint Hie hiillbu extracted."  THE MISERY  OF  The Mikado of Japan Is a man of  much energy arid endurance, and Is  constantly smoking cigarettes. He Is  fond of outdoor sports, and has warmly encouraged the Introduction of football Into Japan. Ho Is "u. hunter, and  fisherman of no mean reputation, and  ���������s a good shot with a rifte. His devotion to lawn tennis Is'marked, and he  is clever as a wlelder of the racket.  "I wonder why old chlnii la so ran*  and costly?" "H'ml Don't you keep  \ girl?"���������"Hcltere Welt."  It makes a man ridiculous, it makes him an  offensive     nuisance  and it makes him  dangerously sick.  Catarrh is not a luxury or ft  necessity.  11 is pre! ty sure to bring on con-  sumplion, pneumonia, or at least,  bronchitis. . Yoj cannot afford  cilher.  ', uu can afford the cure for it. A  cheap cure that has never failed. It  is Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder.  11 relieves a: cold or catarrh, or  cures a headache in ten minutes, it  entirely heals up the catarrh-wasted  surfaces. ���������  No other remedy can count noses  with us���������cured noses.  C. E. ZiMMRRMA!-*, of the staff of the Rota*  oltc VVorld, states :��������� *  "Dr. Agnew's Catarrh Cur* it the onlj  rcineity that bas ever given me any permanent  relief, niter suffering more than fifteen jean  from CatarTh.",  Dr. Agnew'a Heart Ouia first looks to tbi  ���������11,111 ?pring of life and health, sets up the hear!  in u-;w strength, feeds the nerres and fills even  et ,-r organ with life. Cored thousands ; wiil  *o -��������� you. S)  Curious Bits of News.  Few persons know that an ordinary  Eras jet will consume as much oxygen  as four human beings. It is, therefore,  well to remember when sitting lonfj In  a gas-lighted room to occasionally open  a door or a window for a lew moment**  and bring in some fresh air.  "Roughly" speaking, the world's consumption of sugar in the last fifteen  years has doubled, while in Great -Britain it has trebled por head in forty  years," says the "Medical Times." "The  English and Americans stand easily nt  the head of the list as the sugar-eatlnc  nations."  Adding to his already long list of horticultural triumphs, Luther Bui-bank  of Santa Rosa has produced a prune  without a pit, says the San Francisco  '.'Bulletin." Years of experience, of  hard, patient woik on the part ot the  Santa Rosa wizard wero rcnulred to  perfect Ihls latest marvel. The hybrid  Is understood to ho a cross between a  pluim and a prune. Tho pit of the'ordinary prune has boon a great drawback to the popular consumption of lhe  fruit. Miirbank's creation has no pit,  but a tiny seed that Is edible and in  no way requires removal.  "American promoters must take a  back sent," says the "Railway Age,"  "while a French mining engineer outlines his project of a trans-Alaskan-  Siborian railway about 4,000 miles long,  besides immense steam ferries across  Bearing Sen, and capitalized at S-lOO,-  000,000. Circle City, a charming winter  resort In the Arctic regions, on tho Yukon River, a couple ot thousand miles**  or so from its mouth, Is to be the  southern terminus of the road, and  Vladlvostoek, in Russia, will be the always convenient Asian end."  It Is generally understood that Journalism, especially "yellow Journalism,"  Is.expensive, but most people probably  do not realize how very expensive it is.  Dr. P.-irkhurst and other reformers  have talked about the desirability of  establishing endowed newspapers,  which should be Independent'or puiui-  lar patronage. It' a paper like the  "Journal" were living, ori the Interest  of an endowment fund without any  business Income to balance its outgo,  the fund would havo to be 'over $100,-  000,000. The pay-rolls of the great  New York newspapers run from $30,-  000 to $00,000 a week, and that is only  part of their expenses.  A German judge cites. a rather remarkable case of lese majeste, which,  he says, may be called "unintentional  information."   A peasant woman who  had seen the Kaiser's consort as a slender girl in Prein  Kenau,  gave blunt  rustle expression to her astonishment  as to how the figure looked after the  birth of several children^  Her outcry  was mentioned in gossip at a village  inn,.when it struck the ear of a gendarme who  happened: to  be  present.  This - gendarme ..reported the matter.  His  superior  prosecuted  It,   and; the  amazed and bewildered old woman was  transported from her cottage to a cell.  Among the many uses to which the  automobile is applied in military service Is that of a new Austrian invention,   called   the   Schweitzer   Military  Mill-Bakery Automobile.   This will follow the regiments on the march and  make fresh bread from the wheat obtained on the spot.   There is mounted  on an automobile car a mill with bolters and kneading-troughs,  all run by  the same motor which runs the automobile.   The oven is drawn along in the  .rear.   The bran obtained serves as food  for the cavalry:horses.   By this method  five thousand men can  be. fed; daily.  This mill-bakery can���������;also render service in cases of largo labor contracts  which bring together numbers of workmen. ' 1  Australians have queer nicknames for  different, stales and for one another.  The Queenslandors are dubbed ."banana-landers;'' "Western Australians,  known as "sandgropcrs": or "gropers,"  now abbreviated into AVostralians. The  "Westralians class the whole of the  other states in one group, and call  them "t'other side,", and - the - inhabitants "t'other siders." Tasmania, so  much like England in climate and other characteristics, is usually regarded  as, a little behind the times, and referred to as " the land of lots o' time,"  "the land of sleep a lot," and so on.  Tasmanians are called Tassles, also  "jameaters," jam being one of the chief  productions of the "tight little island."  "During the progress of the construction of the reservoirs for the enlargement of the London water-supply, a  splendid specimen of an ancient ship,"  says the "Scientific American," "has  been discovered-in the-bed of the old  River Lea, the course of which has  been diverted in order to permit the  excavations. The'vessol"was found-at-  a deplh of seven feet below the surface. It is about SO feet long and is  constructed of oakwthroughout, with  the exception of the keel, which Is of  elm. The ribs of the boat are secured  to the sides by treenails,- while the timbers are secured with crude and primitive, though well-made, Iron nails. The  floor-boards are also fastened together  with nnlls and the calking,.is done with  felt. Many antiquarians, who have examined tho relic, think that It constitutes a part of the fleet with which  King Alfred the Great fought against  the Danes. Another curious dugout  boat, estimated to be about 2,500 years  old, wits also unearthed and Is to be  deposited in the British Museum.  _ Anecdotal.  A Yorkshire miller, noted for hia  keenness in financial matters, was once  tn a boat trying Ills best to get across  the stream which drove his mill. The  stream wns flooded, and he was taken  ?ast tho point at which he wanted to  :and, while further on misfortune again  ivortook him, lo tho extent that the  ooat was upset. His wife, realizing tho  3angor he was in, ran frantically along  the side of the stream, crying for help  111 a pitiful voice, when, to her sheer  amazement, she wns suddenly brought  to a Htondstlll by her husband yelling  sut: "If I'm drowned, Molly, dtinnot  forgot that hoar's gone up two shlllln'  a sack!"  In tho year 1S71, when the Government of Monnioiii' Tiilors was at Ver-  salllea, and before the Nationnl Assembly had decided whether the new  constitution ol France was to be monarchical or republican, the late Comte  do Paris visited the pnlace at Vor-  Kulllos. Just as he was about to enter.  M. Jules Simon mot nnd recognized  him. Rowing low, Monsieur Simon  said with much gravity: "it wo are a  republic, count, you are in my house,  and I shall ba delighted to do the honors; but if wo are a monarchy, then I.  nm In your house, and cannot play the  host." The Conito de Paris laughed  and took Monsieur Simon's arm. "Ah,  monsieur," he said, gaily, "lot us go in  together!"  A riiiladelphinn tolls tho story of a  waiter at a restaurant in tlie Quaker  City, Who has lately announced that  he has begun to study French. "Do  you find it necessary hero?" asked the  customer. "Not hero, sir," said the  waiter, "but I've been offered a steady  job in Paris at one of the hotels if I  can learn French." "But Paris is full  of French waiters," said tlie gentleman. "I'm afraid you're being deceived." "Oh no. sir!" said tho man,  with much earnestness and absolute  simplicity. "It's a perfectly straight  thing. The proprietor of thc hotel  says the waiters lie has can't understand French as wo Phlladolphlans  speak it, and that's what he wants me  for, you see."  "Who," asks "The- Candid Friend,"  "does riot recollect Lord Hardwicke,  the Glossy Peer, immaculately tailored,  riding an almost priceless horse in the  Row of a morning, or walking down  Piccadilly, his hat at an angle which  defied the laws of gravity? Spontaneously witty, with that talent for-repartee which is as rare as it Is delightful, Lord Hardwicke was the best  of good company, and one of the unforgettable social lenders- of.'London in  the last quarter of the nineteenth century. No one will have forgotten1 his  famous answer to a well-known tailor  ���������who. had been asked- to- stay In. the  house of a noble patron, and com:  plained to Lord Hardwicke -that the  'company was mixed:' 'Good Lord,  man, you didn't expect to find 'em all  tailors?' "  ' The late Joseph Cook was celebrated  for his positiveness, which those1 who  did not ndmjre him termed "cocksure-  ness.". The Boston'"Pllofrelates several stories in illustration of this. It  says that when ho went over to Scotland to demonstrate by practical experiment the dangerous effects of alcohol on the human brain, he beat up  the white of an egg with spirits until  the mass coagulated, but it did not  convince his audience as he had expected. On the contrary, it only evoked  from Professor Blackie the quiet remark: "That seems to prove that whiskey must be good for softening of the  brain.", .But the crudest sarcasm said  of.': him was when' Bill Nye demurely  wrote: "I. understand that my friend  the Rev. Joseph Cook has completed a  thoughtful essay entitled 'A Bird's-  ��������� Eye View of the Kingdom of Heaven?' "  In the early Indiana days; when both  judges and attorneys literally "rode the  circuit," a newly elected judge, noted,  for his'lack of personal beauty, was  plodding along on horseback between  two county-scats one fine summer day.  Suddenly ho was confronted by a hunter, who unslung his;squirrel-rifle from  'his' shoulder, and ordered the horseman  to dismount. Somewhat startled by this  peremptory command, the jurist began  to remonstrate. Ho was quickly cut  short, however, by the remark: "It's  no use talking. I long ago swore tliat  if I ever met- a homelier man: than I  am, I'd shoot him on sight." The  judge, sizing up the situation, promptly got off his horse. Folding his arms,  he faced his assailant, and said: "If I  am any homelier, than you are, for  heaven's sake do shoot, and bo quick  about it." Needless to say, his wit  saved him.  Unconditional Surrender.  The following advertisement appeared in a recent issue of a Chicago  paper: : ,  Wanted���������A girl for general housework; union or non-union; any old  kind; family of three adults and three  children with nurse, and occupy small  house at Sheridan Park, two blocks  from N.'W. Elevated; nice, largo, airy  room, with south-west breeze for girl;  no washing or much of anything else  to do; our girl quit yesterday because  we Invited some relatives to"help us  celebrate the.Fourth; next Fourth, ft  the girl demands it, we will disown our  relatives and renounce our country;  wages, five "dollars.  Mrs Crawford���������How did you enjoy  your ocean voyage? Mrs. Crabshaw���������  It was just lovely. The state-room  seemed fo comfortable after living in  a fiat.���������"Town Topics."  PRESCRIPTIONS  UTTERLY FAIL  Weary's Objection.  ���������Willie TVontwork���������I'm glad I ain't  got no rela shuns.  Weary Waddieton���������-Me, too; I cu'dn't  tell whodder dey luv'd me er wuz after  me munny.  . Man's Christianity -to   man makes  countless thousands mourn.  To cure itching-and  disfiguring skin diseases."  But  dr. agnew's Ointment  CURES  no matter what other or how many  other applications have failed.  Madam used it and got weH, and  she keeps it for her friends and her  children, having learned it is a  neverfail in the treatment of piles,  and in tetter, salt rheum, ringworm,  eczema, barber's itch, and all skin  eruptions.    Price, 35c. ,  The Sisters at St. Joseph's Infant Home, South Troy, N.Y., state,:  "Many children come to our  home covered with eczema. We  would like to buy your ointment by  the pound."  Dr. Agnew's Liver Pills  are the most effective pills���������while  milder in action, more quickly setting free the digestive canal. 40  doses, 10c t  ^^^m^J^SiP^r^-''^:'  ^n2Zf$P?������J?ZTZ."-l ' J.yr-,  Xliat ntternoon he went with Macaire  " to the Park to try a pair of two thousand-guinea horses. Not a word was  said about Winifred, who seemed to vanish into the _ background, appearing of  less and less importance among so man*  really big interests in her brother's eyes.  Macaire was dining out in the evening,  but a dinner was served for Dick such as  could have been prepared at only a very  few of the best London hotels; and that  the millionaire's famous chef, whose salary was one thousand five hundred  pounds a year, should exert himself foi  tha insignificant second secretary, was  flattering.  Dick was just finishing a bottle of  Nuits St. George, which filled his vein*.  with a tingle as of electricity, when a  footman of whom he still stood in awe  informed him that Baron von Zellheim  was anxious to see him. "Ask him to  come here and have a coffee and liqueur  witli me," commanded the young man  with his lordliest air; anil two minutes  'later Newcome, still in morning dress,  was shown into, the dining-ioom, looking  pale, even haggard.  "Nothing at all for me, thanks," he  said, impatiently blushing Dick's-, hospitality away with a gesture, "Do you  mind having in what you want and send  ing the servants a way?''  Dick did mind the strain of dismissing  such stately beings, but he managed it  with the bc3t grace he could, and he and  his guest were left alone.  "X don't know that I ought to have  conic to you," said New come, "but 1  couldn't icsist. If you think I have done  you a good tuin in inti oducing you to  lacaire. foi Heav en's sake be frank with  me. and tell me if you know what I have  done to olTcnd Miss ttiay."  This was exactly what Dick did not  wish to do.   lie would have given a good  deal if Newcome had beguii", ibe. ,utai:'.- i  '    jn "a  less straightforward  way,  but  he  determined to hedge.  "Is  she   offended?"  he  enquiied.    "1  haven't seen her   to-tl.iy.      I���������er���������left  , home before she was rp"  "I had a letter fiom her this morning ���������  " forbidding mo to at tempt to see her  -again or to write, and offoiing not a  word of explanation. Of couise. I-could  not sit still under that. I did go to see  her���������immediately. But the door was not  opened."  "Pelhaps she was out," suggested Dick.  "There's no servant in the house;  though of course that and many things  will bo different now that I'm making  money."  ."She was at home. The janitor told  me that before I * out upstairs. She  must have been firm in her resolve not  had called for answers which coiiia not  be denied. And after he had replied al-.  most harshly to the one appealing letter '  she wrote him he had to be left to go  his own way. Once he sent home money; but this was promptly posted buck  again, and his mother and Bister heard  from Lionel Macaire's secretary no more.  But Macaire was not in ignorance of  Winifred's movements, and they all co--  incided well enough with liis wishes. Tlie  only thing lie did not know of her doings  was the episode of tlie masked minstrels,  and her brief "partnciship" with Hope  Newcome. He saw no reason to believe  tliat her acquaintance with Newcome  laid been moie than his new protege admitted���������a few woids of gratitude for  championship of her cause near the  stage-door of thc Duke of Claience's  Theater, so long ago, and perhaps a  meeting when Newcome had found liis  way to tlie Hat to engage Diek Gray as  his secretary.  This method of securing Dick had been  carefully planned by Macaire, however,  so tliat, m ease Winifred had lemcm-  bered handsome, picturesque Ncwc-onic  ���������with admiration, he would be stained  black in her eyes for ever.  The millionaiie knew lier feelings to-  waids himself well enough to be sure  that if Newcome were associated with  him in her mind lie would at once become hateful to her. Ho had exacted  New-come's promise to preserve tlie secret of their bargain, so that their ac  quaintance  should  not  be  picm.ituiely  .  . ,       known; and then, Dick once engaged n������  you a good tuin in introducing you to    his  oCcictiuy,  he   had  opened  the  hag  Macaire. foi Heavens sake be frank with    wUl a m.,nc;0u3 chuckle that the eat  might spimg out.  Once or 1 wire, dming the shoit interval that Winificd was left alone in the  ll.it between her luothci's going aud her  mothi-rr's homecoming, the desire for a  desperate roup had hiuntcd him, beating about in ins head like a gieat moth  round a 'flume; but he iia'd put it away  for three sufficient le.isons.   In the fust  place, Winlfiod would at such a time, af-  lei her late experience-*, be on her guild;  in   the  sccoi d, the  fnihnc  of  sv.th   a  scheme would be fatal to others in the  futuicj while in the thiid, and most impel taut  place  of  all,  the   purpose foi  which.lie hnd taken Dick to live in lux-  ' uiy in his house was in a fair way of  being  accomplished;   and  its  successful  accomplishment would^ surely give him  ; Winifred, revenge   and triumph, all in  | the giasp of one outstietehed hand,  j     Meanwhile,  he    amused    himself   by  j tlnowing bait which Dick Gray was the  , unsuspecting fish    to snap    at, and in  . T ., ,  , , ,,      ,        watching the Baron von zellheim's sue-  to see me. _ I then sent her a letter by    cea9 ^ sbodetV-   IIe llluglled in his sleeve  wtPBRPTKrpTv lmTiToriTin' \.pt rn toll 7������iA wliii r   r  , ���������. *      -. ���������  ������  ���������messenger, imploring her to tell me what , to aee how   -    u took"up tlie handsome  I had done, to give me a chance at least . vnlm��������� ���������,������������������ '���������,i,A���������, ���������],��������� *,���������,i U���������trr>j���������������������������,\ ���������n^  of defending myself. The letter was returned to me unopened in an envelope  addressed by her. I am absolutely at a  loss to understand it. The only thing  left was to come to you.   For Heaven's  ���������ake, don't keep anything back if you  know what my offence is."  Dick reflected for a moment,, and his  forehead, under the boyish rings of hair,  grew moist. He could not tell this man  of the monstrous treachery of which  iWinifred accused him and Macaire together. No man would stand it. He  (Dick) would only be breaking a wasps'  nest about ?his own ears, without doing  good to anybody, so far as.he could'see.  "Winnie doesn't often confide in me,".  he said at last.    "She  thinks I'm tbo  young man whom lie had introduced, and  at tlie romantic stories legarding him.  Ho ��������� laughed to' see how well tlie new  baron played his.part, and, more than  all, he'laughed at the thought of thc sur-  . prise lie had in store for everybody, including liis protege, at the end of .tho  j   -iinulo*!-���������--"   -:��������� . -  I .-    ..,111111-.. ' ^  With all his wealth Macaire had not  been able to gain an undisputed foothold in the most exclusive set, though  he had lent money to lesser Royalties,  and in consequence secuiecl them for his  dinner-parties. But Baion von Zellheim  was more fortunate in this regard. In a  few months he did what Mncaire had  not been.able to do in years. A great  lady who tolerated the millionaire took  Tou^Vbe much good.'T'vebecn" rack-    ������  faney to the young B.iron von ZM1-  ���������L���������������U1��������������� ,������������������T���������7.���������& ������.Lf ,-n��������� ,,,n hnve    ������<-"��������������������������� and his way was made easy.   Un  ing my brains as" to .what you can have  done; but you know what girls are, especially actresses. They pride themselves  on being whimsical aiid capricious; I believe tliey fancy it's fascinating. She's  like all the rest. Perhaps by to-inoirow  she'll be soirv, and "will write you a  sweet little note, just as if nothing had  happened "���������  "She's not like that," said Newcome.  "She must have heaid something which  has turned lier against mc, though I'm  conscious of no sm which deceives such  punishment." , '  ' "Maybe she's brooding over something  you said to lier," suggested Dick, "and  feels diirerently about it fiom what she  did "at* fiisfr."  _ _A_spark lcapcd_up in Ncwcomo's dark  eyes. "All!"he exelaimcd~and~gave no  hint to' Dick of what was in his mind,  though it wns Dick who-had struck out  the spark. His thoughts had gone back  to three nights ago, when ho had told  Winified of his mission which was to  wreak vengeance upon a murderer. That  confession had made the one rift in tho  lute that had plavcd the sweet' music of  love. Dick had inadvertently hit upon  the explanation, perhaps. The rift hud  widened, and the music was to be for  ever mute.  CHAPTER XXXII.  The Moonstone Sphinx.  Wpcks went on, and life pressed heavily upon Winifred Gray. Tlie one comfort she hnd was thnt her mother,  though still frail and. very, very weak,  'was no longer in danger, and tliat they  were together again. <���������  The flat was given up, for Winifred  had had a chance, to let it furnished,  and, though the amount paid by tlie  new tenants was ridiculously small, that,  withrMrs.   Gray's  pension," was"  some-  title, but an insi<.' ficant one, though  tlie piide of an old ilcrmnn family, w.ii  not disputed, oi, if disputed, only  enough talked about to make him a  piquant personality; and he was invited  everywhere���������to -many   houses,   indeed,  whcie Macaire had never been asked un-  'til tho handbOine young man in his gratitude obtained him a welcome.  Nobodv, not even Macaire himself,  "dicinnt of tlie tiue icason of the' "Baron's" insatiable fondness for society, hi-  engerness to make new acquaintances  among the miglily ones of tlie land. But  theic was such a reason beneath all the  young man's actions, deep under thc surface ns some ciirients in the sea, and as  darkly'hidden. If it had not been so he  "would nofhnve had-lieail or com age, after'the loss of his love, for the life into  whose vorte**. he had tin own himself.  He went wherever it was fashionable  to go, wherever ho was likely to meet  people intent on the spending of much  money-.for their own ple.isuie, and he  stared" nowhere long; he seemed pos-  bes-rd by the spiiit oi icstlcssncss. Sometimes ho was iu London; sometime** in  Scotland; sometimes in Paris, in Home,  or-in'the Riviera; but his visits (save  one to Geiniany, on private business)  were only long enough to see for himself what pcisonages of importance were  amusing themselves in a place, and thc  peibonnges in whom alone he appealed  interested vvcie English, oi at" least English-speaking.  Huron von Zellheim had the reputation  of being a very rich young man, not because he had ever said that he was rich,  but because lie lived luxmiously and was  a great friend' of Maeajre, who found  the society..of mo3t poor men too dull,  and because Macaire had hinted at hia  piotege's wealth.  And this was another cause of laugh  ���������raze "of rainbow colors, he took tucm ���������**.  a box at Winifred's music-hall, where  they behaved so uproariously that they  would have been turned out by the police had they been persons of less importance.  When Winifred appeared, Macaire led  the applause, which his friends kept up  so stormily that the poor girl was  obliged to stand silently waiting for it  to cease, conscious that Macaire was  staring at her and that all the audience  saw him stare. If Dick had not been at  home in Park lane getting ready for the  journey next day, even his anger might  have been excited against the man who  could do no wrong.  The trip to Monte Carlo was to bo  made in Macaire's steam yacht, which  was supposed to be the second largest,  the second handsomest, and the first in  speed, on the seas. Tlie millionaire took  with him a party of a dozen friends, besides his highly favored secretary, and  among these were several women more  conspicuous for beauty than dignity, and  not' too particular to flirt a little with  Dick Gray when for the moment there  was no better way of keeping their  hands in.  Every night after dinner they played  poker, or bridge, or ecarte, in the beautiful cabin of tlie yacht, and stakes wero  high. Dick wus asked to join, and could  not bear to refuse. Fortunately for him,  Macaue had miidc him one or two presents, and, besides, luck was oftcii wilh  him; still, to play us the others played  subjected him to a seveic nei\ous strain.  Then came Monte Carlo, and���������the beginning of the end. Life for Dick Giay  began to be a brilliant dieam, a deliiium.  Whcie everybody had plenty of money,  he lost his head, and fancied that he had  plenty, too. Macauc encouraged him in  the iancy, and finding that the gambling-rooms fascinated his secretary, lie  told hiiu to "go iu and win, and be a  good-plucked one." Beginneis weie always lucky. Who knew but Dick would  bieak the bank, like that ehap Weils, a  ,few yeaia ago? What was a sovereign  heie or theic, when theic was any lun  to ho had? He would see that .Dick  didn't come to giicr.  Thus cheeied mto'the thick of the  fray, Dick let ]iini->elf go, and ceased to  resist the maddening excitement which  sang in his veins a wondeiful song.  Bongo et Noir was the game which  held hun its willing sla\e, for he had  evoh ed a sv stem winch wot ked well for  a time. He won two bundled pounds in  a couple of days, and as Macuue seemed  to have foi gotten that Dick was merely  his sctietary and not a guest with the  othois, tlieie was plenty of time to  spend in testing the sjslem. But ono  night it failed ��������� failed uM.1tcounl.1bl3.  The two hundred pounds molted away  like gold in a furnace. Dick's small sav-  nigs"fiom what he had made on board  the "Diavola" followed, until, with Jiis  last tluec pounds, luck began again to  change. He staked on led, and led won;  on black, the same thing happened. He  giew excited, and lost his all, but he was  sure this was because 111 his confusion of  mind lie had foigotlen the system. If  he only had something to go on with!  ' Then he lemembcicd that in his pocket  was an uncommon tiinket of Macaiie's,  which the millionaire had tossed to him  that afternoon, carelessly asking if lie  would take it to be lepaiied. It was  supposed, his employer had said, to bring  luck to its possessor, and he was rather  superstitious about the thing, having  cairicd it with him in ins pocket for  years. Still, judging from Macaire's  tone and iuditleicnt way of handing it  over to hiin for repaiimg, Dick did not  believe tliat the milhonaue really attached great importance to the fetich.  The young man seaiched.in Ins pocket,  and hi ought out in his hand a very curious jewel .  It was an exact representation of the  Sphinx's head, exquisitely carved from a,  single large Egyptian moonstone, holding in its depths a marvelous blue light,  radiant, elusive, like a soul imprisoned in  the stone and striving to escape. Underneath was a small gold sciew, by  which the luck-giving talisman could be  fastened into tlie coat* or the pocket of  the wearer for safety; and it was the  sciew which had been biokcn.  "T wonder if the bank would lend ma  anything on this?" thought Dick. "I  could get the thing back in a few minutes, for I feel I should have luck, if I  naa lenrnca tne language with Winifrcit  when they had both been children, and  he could understand enough to hold his  own in an ordinary conversation.  "Pardon me, monsieur, but that is a  very charming ornament you have  there," the lady in poppy color was re-  marking. "Quite unique. Will you allow me to look at it more closely? My  great fad is uncommon jewels of all  sorts". ,    ���������  Dick held out his hand, and a dyed  head, sparkling with diamond combs and  pins, was bowed over it. The lady did  not attempt to touch the moonstone, as  he had feared she might, but peered at  it through her lorgnettes as it lay in his  palm, crying out at its beauty.  "It is for luck, madame," Dick informed her. ..,,���������.  "I thought it must be a fetich," she  responded. "Intrins.cally, perhaps, the  jewel may not be worth more than five  hundred francs" (Dick was astonished  at so high nn estimate), "yet the workmanship is perfect, nnd the stone has a  rare light. How I wish that your talisman were for sale, monsieur! I would  give you���������in reason���������what you liked to  ask, that I might add it to my collection and nlso use it as a rival to my  lucky pig" (laughing, she held out a  golden pig, with ltihy eyes), "which lias  bnselv betinycd me to-night."  "I "don't see how I could very well  sell it," stniniueicd Dick, "though I was  just wondering if I could raise money on  the tiling."  Perhaps the lady's experienced eyes  had read sonic such purpose in his beforo  addressing him.  "That would, I fear, be impossible  heic," she snid. "I know thc rules well;  I confess to being an old habituee. Monsieur, if you will sell me the moonstone  (I do not caie for the gold sciew with  the initials; you could keep that), I  would give you. this minute, one thousand francs* It is far more than you  could get from a. icwclci."  Dick's face flushed and he bit his lip,  his eyes liaveling wis!fully to the pocket-book studded with gold and Fiench  notes which the lady in red wns producing fiom a biocadcd silk bag that hung  at her waist.  Suppose ho did sell the moonstone?  He could tell Macaiic that he had lost  it, and Macaiic would believe hiia, especially if he kept the sciow, which would  bo good evidence that tlie sphinx'-* head  had come off. Macau e wou'd not mind  much; lie would he sure to forgive, and  say  "It doesn't mallei."  With a thousand fiancs to slake all  the bad luck of this coning could be re-  ti lev ed Something told "him that it  w ould be so.  "All light, you can have tlie Sphinx,"  he said, abruptly  And the deal was closed. The lady  had the jewel; Diek had the money; and  the "something" which whispcied hopefully of luck to come did not add that  with the changing hands of the moonstone liis future, liis sistei's Inline, and  the future'of two others would be  changed as well.  Fop the Farmer-  Many of the pasture fields are grazed  too close to the ground. When a herd  of cows have free access to pasturo  they really cut the grass down many  "times, and much closer than is usually  done -with ,the mower. No plants will  thrive, if. not given an opportunity to  make growth, and the grass on somo  pastures is killed by continually cheeking the growth, while ,the feet of tha  animals greatly damage the grass,'as the  smaller the supply the more trampling  by the stock.  Sometimes 1 when-the land Is very rich  young apple and pear trees make very  rapid growth, and produce more- wood  than should be Uhe.eaao, while larger  trees -tliat have grown much*wood will  not bear fruit proportionately. In such  cases a grass crop in the -orchard will  do no harm, especially to the young  trees j 'but the sod should be turned  under the second year. If the season  is dry thc grass may secure the gi eater  dhare of moisture ; hence when the orchard is in gras* and a diought appears  the grass should bo ploughed under at  once.  Was "With England.  CHAPTER XXXIII.  What the Light Showed.  thing to depend upon.- When the inva--T trr-to ^lacnire; fov he had the best of  lid was strong enougii they .moved into  cheap lodgings in Westminster, and  Winifred tried ngain to find an engagement. - t       - -   ,  The girl was driven at last from the  .theatiical'agents t05 those who niado'a  'specialty of engaging music-hall artistes,  nnd strove lo poisu.ide her mother that  eho was delighted when she was given a  chance to sing a ballad at"a "hall" on  tho Suncy side. w        .       ; ������  .;  For llii'i sins icceived two guineas' every S.itunlity night; iiiulns .she did not  know thnli she had bi-eii^cngnced on the  stiongth of Llio "Mft'/.'epp.i" leel.i'me rnlh-  or limn for ltei chuiuuiig young fate, hor  made the be-.t of  ���������it her mother of  '.Fli ti had lo sen  ��������� ul-the hall.  ' ruld "the truth  'i  11s alio was  ii or qucstioiu  xeputiitio  talent as  xeputntiun-ni nn ticin-ss or.her genuine  us 11 siiiger, she  tho new life, nt*n';i '.'���������''  tho con me 11 > 1 ���������.*.-' >  and -lii-iii in !i , ,  Mis: Or'"  about 11  well, emu  (reasons for knowing exactly what the  Baron's income was," on what it depended and how long it would last. He  rather liked Hope-Newcome, though he  was jealous of his stiongth, his youth,  mid his good 1 looks; nevertheless, he  looked foi ward lo the day which he had  set for tha gic.it crash���������the day on  w'hich society should'see how it h.ul  been fooled; the day on which F. E. Z.'s  .'{fiictid'' would lcain wh.U the early foi  ly of F. 11  'A. had done for hun.  Though the .scheme in which Ditk was  the lending murionel 11< w01 ked well, it  woikcd'slo'w'iv, and to hurry it on SU  iaiio at last decided that the Ion?  lali.od-of trip lo Monte L'.-ilo should lx  tilul'1 taken.  , The night befoio starting he iniitod .1  miiiihi r oi M'iy ' oi.ng nidi in a fast i-ei^  lo dine witli hun, and he entertain*"'  l!icins .ifle.*iw.ir������lj  by   v.V't    he    call*  ' u'lli lllll"'; " Ii'.Mil';    pill J    ������������������>*���������   gtl'-i-  with so much >w ie ol ui"'y Khh'-. Ih't  tlie woild lloalcd befoio their eyes in .1  only had the chance. And supposing 1  should mull' it, why, I need meiely pretend that the jeweler hadn't finished  his woik till I could reclaim it. Mn  caiie's such a .good-nntured fellow In-  wouldn't cut up rough at a little do  lay."  "Dick regret! ed the roll' of bank-noles  wilh which Macaire had entiusled bin.  tbe day before to buy vai'ous more 01  less useless odds and ends that the millionaire fancied he wanted. The secre  tiny hnd had forty or fifty pounds of hi"  employers in his pockets when he walked  into tlie Casino-last lime, and, indeed  -now-hc thought of-it���������"tlaeairc hnd_ofteii_  thrust money upon him since coming to  Monte Carlo. - He had always faithfully  disposed of it by cairying outthe commissions, and last night's care'hud been  no exception to the rule, for ho hud expended the money, necoiding to instructions, the first thing in tne morning  But now he w ished tliat he had not been  111 such a hurry.  Mat-aiie had" encouraged him to try  his' luck at the gaming tables, and had  said that he wouldn't "see hiin come to  giief." Very likely he had meant his  secietnry to have plenty in his pocket,  in case of emergencies, and hud been too  tactful to sptuk out bluntly. At all  events, Dick thought now, in his almost  frenzied desire to go on, that he would  have "chanced it," had tlie money still  been in liis possession. In all probability  he would have been able to leplace it at  once with his own winnings, and if not.  he could hnve gone frankly to Macaiic  confessing that he had hoi rowed sonie-  thiug which he Mould lepuy out of his  salary.  With tlie moonstone Sphinv, of-course  it was different. If he could pledge il  and obtain a few pounds lo go on wit',  now, and -jhould be so vciy unfoi tunuli  as not to be able to redeem it to-nigh I  he would not cine to coniess what h,  had done to Maeaiie. He would get il  back when he couhl, which would cei  tamly be soon, at woiat, for it did no:  seem" to him a thing woith moie than  seen or eight scm-icigns -at most.  ne was shy of doing what was in hi-  mind to do. not knowing whether hi  might be rcbulled or not; but as hi  stood not far fiom tlie table where hi  wished to bo, gazing doubtfully at th.  moonstone and cJcnl mug lis -*nlut>, .  voice nddres-cd linn in French. Lookm;.  up with a Mart he saw that the spcakc  was an elderly P.o i-iennc. with bisln*  under her ���������.uii'.cn c\v=, rouge on he:  hng'.v.rd cheek.-., nnd a h..udsome, popp.,  mi'*,*'.eui'ig dicns cir.plias'./.mg the euia  elation of iicr f.^mi*  Lick ������.!- ,.<,! a rie-iuli scholar, but lu  Dick's spiiit of prophecy had been a  deceiving spiiit. He lost his thousand  francs.  Next morning Macaire said: "By the  way, that moonstone Sphinx's-head I  gave you to ha>e repaired. When will it  Be ready?" ,    '  The question came so abruptly, and  the millionaire's look, to his secretary's  atiicken conscience, seemed so keen, that  Diek grew confused, and instead of saying that he had lost the moonstone, and  apologizing as he had intended, he stammered that the jeweler could not do the  work for a day or two.  "Next time you're out just Btcp in and  tell him it will be a favor to me if he  can let me have the thing to-moirow.  The fact is, I feel quite lost without it,"  said Maeaiie; and'Dick Iclh a sensation  ������f coldness and weight in his breast.  Last night nothing had seemed of ira-  (loitance, except to get money; and his  smploycr had appealed lo care little  moie for the moonstone than for fifty  Jther valuable odds and ends which ho  tiung recklessly about, or p\en gn^o to  Dick or his valel, if the mood seized him.  Dick was veiy much frightened, and  ould settle himself to nothing all day.  Tn the afternoon Macaire asked him if  he had been to "ih0 jewelei's yet.  "No," falteied Dick.    "The fuct is, I   "   Ho was on the point of beginning  his made-up tale concerning tho loss of  the jewel when the millionaire broke in,  for the first time in liis secretary's experience of him showing anger.  "By Heaven!" he exclaimed. "I can't  get anybody to remember my wishes.  What jeweler ha3 the stone? I'll go t������  him myself."  Diek grew hot and cold. "No, no, Mr.  -Macaire,"- he-iiniiloicdr��������� "I-havcn't- foi-  gotten, really. 1 was busy. I will go  at once."  He went out into the street, not knowing what lie should do. Ho had cut thc  giound away fiom under his own feet  now, committing himself lo the statement that he had made. Next time they  met, if he could not satisfy Mncaire Mini  he had heen to Hie jlwcIoi'b, the million-  niio would in-isl upon having ihe. iimii's  name, and Dick would stand discredited.  Something must bo done at once, bill  what���������what?  Suddenly lie thought of thc woman  who had bought the jewel. If ho could  offer her the thousand francs sho hud  paid, and at thc Bamc time tlnow himself upon her compassion, she might be  induced to sell the moonstone back-  again. But first he must get thc thou  sand francs, and then he must find the  lady.  _  Having accomplished no more than  evolving this plan, he returned lo the  hotel, whcic Macaiic'had taken several  of tho best suites for himself and hi-.  friends, since it had not born consideroil  convenient to spend the nights on bouiV  his yacht.  "Well, have you been to the jeweler?'  Mncaire culled from his piivate sitting  100m as Dick would have pushed -th  door.  "Vcs," answered ihe young man de-  peratcly. "He will try to have tin  Sphinx's head ready by to-morro*  night."  .Ten minulcp later Macaire went oul  having shouted a request ihat Did  would wiile tluec or foul letteis for hii  while he was away.  Dick knew what his employer wislu  him to wiitc, and sat down at his de-.'  in the sitting-iooin, which Macule h.  left open. 'Ino millionaiie wns noted fi  his careless ways, and to-da*, lie hud let  lying on the desk a 1 oil of English haul  nolcs.  Dick looked nfc thein, i.u-rinufcd, tin  diew the loll towuid-s him and be**!  counting   it   01 er.  Value of Exercise For Stock.  Exercise promotes heart ��������� action, lung  action, more perfect aeration and circulation of the blood ; develops vigor, promotes thc more perfect functions of all  the bodily organs. The gcncial lesult  to out domestic animals of bhese natural  rcquneiueiils are health, vigor, strength,  all favoring inciease and- perfection of  the special products of the different  species of our domestic animals.  Compaic the beef of the stall-fed sleet  at two to tlnee years of age with that  of the animal increased by exeici-e in  thc rolling pasture or under the humane  yoke, or hetloi suited harness of thc  active and vigoious Uo\on, e\en at seven  years old. Fed 011 lhe beet of the latter, the soldier can maich 111010 miles  tho sailor enduie 11101c fatigue and longer \ igil, the :i.,hlcte pcifoim greatei  feats of stienj,th and nianels of agility,  the honest and willing miner can pio-  duco more coal, tho woodsman can eas  lly put up his two anil a half co ds ol  wood daily. These aie positive assertions, 'ihercfoic, expiM.ci.ee and scientific proof aie.-here furnished.  'Ihe picscnL high piicos of meat, heic  and in Europe, have caused tboughlfui  breeders ami feedeis of meat animals tc  seek and piactisc the best methods o:  meat production of the best quality.  Thc Fiench, who have had large experience with the Shoithorn cross foi  eaily production of beef, ������ow improve  their own more -slowly ma.tnring cattle  by selection and by moderate labor up  to full maturity. Tliey have thus improved their beef stock by longer and  better feeding during persistent actrvitj  under the yoke or in harness of theit  specially good moat cattle. The result  has been that more tons of beef hav������  ibeen produced by a smaller number oi  animals than under the former hurry  system of the slaughter of younger ant  mals. Tliey maintain that animals  reared up to the age of five or six yean  with good food and healthy exe.cise will  make better meat than those got up at  two years old to the weight of a full-  grown animal. ' Whoever has watched  the young, fat-stock at the fairs and al  the abattoirs'must have seen the crippled gait of those young beef cattle aa  they limp and hobble along from sheet  overweight of lat ; lor muscles well  developed 'by proper exercise they dc j  not have, and these muscles form the  loan meat of all "beef stock. I have 110  doubt that if these young cattle wero  woiked like the French beef cattle, aftet  generations of breeding and training,  they, too, -would piocluee good beef.  The learned Fiigh"*h expert, Dr  Clialineis. in his valuable manual of diet,  makes the following pertinent statement : "Wlul is the woith of this hy-  pcttroplued 111115010" and aihpo=c tissue I  Ilicedcis, if tliey give'a thought to the  subject, must be conscious thai the heart  and arteries do not grow nt the same  morbid pace with the lest of tho body  and the animal imperfectly supplied  with blood is in a state of cxtremi  anaemia. Premature development ol  sii-o and puberty aie. on the breeder's  side, n virtue, both in those-deslhmd foi  the butcher nnd those he selects as breeders. It is a saving of time, and time i������  -money j-but-saving is-iiul-ulwavs-tlie  'best economy. . I fear thut our agricultural societies are not fre.e from blame  of this, inducing competition in bulk  by their system of prizes, and I do not  sec how they can counteract the evil  that has been wrought, "unless by instituting rewnrds for prime joints, to b������  ndjudged at ihe table, as well as in th������  larder."  The French arc export-i in economy.  They gently work many pairs of stci-ri  to do the work of a few mature oxen,  thus paying for their keeping up to mat*  iirily, when thoy feed and fatten them  for tho meat mnrket.  As I shall have frequent occasion to  write of the essential value of exercise,  I shall at present further quote from  expert authority to which authority I  shall  further give due credit.  ''The locomotive oigans wore given foi  nnd pro'nbly perfected by activity, nnd  exprci.**e is nocos������ary to 'maintain theii  strength and perfection So of the lung"  in all loeomolive animals ; their afro nnd  power, and the quantity nnd puritv of  tlie blood, aro a conseiiuence of nnd nearly proportioned to activity. So thne  cannot be full, vigorous health or good  handling qualities in cattle unless tliey  arc permitted or compelled to tak-p n't  least a moderate extent of exercise daily  in pure air and comfortable surround*!  lugs."  This is equally true nnd necessary   in,  Tho Literary Digest says:���������A magnificent ball was given at the Austrian  Court during the winter of 1900. The  war in South Africa was then attracting  the attention of the world, and things  wero looking bad for the British. Tha  Emperor Francis Joseph was, of course,  the leading figure at the ball. He happened to catch sight of the French, P.us-  lian and British Ambassadors standing  together. His Majesty immediately  walked up to the little group, greeted '  the diplomatic representative of Great  Britain with marked cordiality, and said  in a voice loud enough to be heard by  every one in the immediate vicinity:���������  "In this -war 1 am entirely on the side  cf England." Striking as this incident  was, it did not have full effect until  nearly three years later���������that is, until  ������ few weeks ago���������when the British Ambassador, now retired, told all about it  tn Tho National Rir/icw (-London). The  result has been an international sensation, a deluge of European press comment, and two interpellations in the  Austrian Reichsfath. In his now fum-  .ius article tlie British diplomatist, Sir  Horace Kunibohl, also says:���������"It may  not be generally known that the Em*  pel or professed a special eulte���������to use  the exprcs*>i\e French term���������for our  the Queen, whom he looked upo.i as the  wisest and most beneficent of liis crowned conteniporaiies. His attention happened to be called, during the worst  period of the war, to certain caricatures  'n a Vienna comic paper, which were ot  4 very objectionable character, although  not to be compared to the scandalous  productions iu 'Siniplicissimus' and other  German or French leading satirical  piints. These not liming come under  my notice, I was surpii*-ed one day by  a visit fiom a high official of the Ministry of the Intelior, sent by the Imperial  oidcrs to explain that thc Einperoi was  fully detci mined to put a stop to these  disgraceful attacks on a groat So\cieign  and a fiiendly country; but, for that  purpose, desired that I should be informed of the co-operation which, under (he  press legislation obtaining in such mat-  teis, would be rcquiied of the E'nba���������������y  for effectually dealing with these 01-  fencos. 'lhis consisted in a full power  lo be given the Queen's representative  to thc-Slnalsanwalt, or Imperial Proctor, to piosecute in his name in all cases  of this n.itiue. On lcceiMng an assurance that the pio*-ecutions would be  certain to be effective, I reported the  matter home, and nri*ed tliat I should  be uutltoiii'ecl to follow the com-e recommended, which, nftei some hesitation  and difhculty���������thc Queen's pleasure having to be taken on the subject���������1 obtained leave to do."  The effect of lhe=e and other revelations on the German press has been  simply stnggciing. ''Sir lloiace Rum-  bold openly proclaims his view that M10  Germans are the most inveterate and  most dangerous enemies of England,"  says The National Zeitung (Borlin).  "Doubtless it "was in this spirit that he  made use of his opportunities in Vienna."'  The Berliner Neueste ^Nachrichten, a  Conservative organ, protests against the  animus of the British diplomatist's revelations. The Post (Berlin) says tlie  whole matter is a warning to Germany  to be careful and restrained in handling  the sensitive British. Vienna papers  have copied the sensational article. The  Neues Wiener Tageblatt saying, however,  that Austria is not uecestarily in opposition to Germany because the Emperor  was gracious to Britain's official representative. It points out that "recent  events" may mean a subtle attempt to  wean Austria-Hungary from its alliance  with Germany and Italy.  The "Nose For News."  An interesting incident is told in  the New York ''Times" of tlie exploit of an office-boy. connected with  that journal. The" telegraph editor  and members of the staff had gone home  in the early morning of a day last tall.  Their work was done, and the paper  had gone to press. Tlie office-boy,, tired  and sle������py, sat at his desk finishing up  some little task preparatory to going  home.  Just as he was leaving the room ona  of the carriers used to bring messages  through the tube from the Associated  Press office leaped but into tho receptacle. Meehan.. ally the boy stepped  over to the tube, and, lifting out tha  envelope, tore it open. Hastily glancing down the page, he saw that it wa������  a bulletin of most important news. Ha  had been long enough in thc office to  realize the value of news.  Ho looked around the rooms, but nob  an editor was left to whom he could refer the matter; so he run upstnirs to  the composing-room and had a consultation with the foreman, who at once  recognized thc value of the news item.  The office-boy and foreman pTeptred  thc d --patch for the printers, put tha  head-lines upon it, und had it set up.  Meantime the nres-cs in the basement  were grinding o.it the morning cdiuon.  A nics-a-;e was *-cnt hy the foreman to  the picssroom to stop'the piiuun:*. Ono  of tlie stereotyped plates was taken o.f  and a new one, containing the new matter, substituted.  From that time on until dawn this  boy wa3 the editor-in-chief of the paper,  anil'got out three editions. He did rnt  know whether his act would meet witli  tho approval of Ins superiors or not,,  but he was doing what ho felt ought to  be done; and, in'fact, he had saved tha  paj *r from being beaten by its rivals.  \\ li,*n he came down to the office a  few hours later, a little anxious, he  found himself in high favor. Hi- act  was chronicled on ihe office bullclin-  boaul, and he was commended for hhj  thoughtfulness and enterprise. The editor-in-chief fuithcr told ihe bov that  his salary had been raised, and that a  place was open to him on t'.c staff of  repoiters.  One of William  Black's Yarns.  Censorship of .Russia.'  If you are a foreigner in Russia, says  The London Daily Mail in an article on  the censorship in llussia, the hrst thing  your countiy people there tell you is,  "Don't talk ; ���������think what jou like, but  don't talk." If you dabble in literature  or journalism, conceal the fact as long  as jou legitimately t-an. "Vou are veiy  inteiisling and agieeabie, and i have enjoyed meeting jou, but you must not  muni it I ask you not to mnetion tliat  wo had been logethoi." a governess 111  the family of a Cabinet Minister said to  me. "I have lived tweutv jears in Russia, and neicr had any tiouli'i-," .-he  went on ; "hut* one never knows what  may happen."  it private individuals iive in constant  uneasiness, if tho native and foreigner  distiust eveiybody but lutiin.ite menu.-,  if they are nlnuv-i alraid "something  may happen" in eace they mak*; injudicious icmarks, one can imagine the at-  mu-pliere iu which a newspaper editor  lives and works, i.vcry day ur two iie  receives from the censor a'new list of  "sTi bjeclip~wliiclf"lie" may-Sot" discitssyaiid  fcis safety eau never be absolutely assured. In the news and editorial columns he is supervised, and he date not  accept an advertisement without the  ollieial sanction of the Government. But  I would, nevertheless, not agree tnat the  inlliici.ee of the l>.t.*-siin cen-oi is 111 reality all that it is ������������������vucTdily sup;*" ->c,|  nhioad lo be. and 1 ivoi.ld not agict* tnat  the Ku-siun press is chaiacterles-, color-  lc������s, and meiely the obseouiuus mouthpiece of the powers thnt be. 'Ihe traveller 111 Russia soon becomes pcr-on.illy  a wan* of the existence of tlie iviisur. Un  Irltei.s will probably not lie *ipcii***l. hut  his 111 wip.ip< r- will often have a column  of "caviare"���������as the l;i'-*-iaiis pl.ivluily  cnll U��������� .sonicthiiiL' hein,; hlatkened out.  Hastening to horiow .1 paper from a  fi.iend iu the diplomatic or ton-ul.ir service, who is exempt iroin <en-or.������liip, lie  d>cover- often lh.it lie ha- nusicd only  a -illy -canilil or a ]ii*i������ of petty go--ip  about the imperial familv. *--.*riou������. articles, unie��������� relat i'i2 to IJi:���������i.tn internal al.'.nts, will [,roh-.!.ly he intact.  PIme. Sarr-.h ii Angry.  Despatches from I'aiis lo the Knglish  pipeis say that .Mme Sarah Bernhardt  is indignant at thc slntewcilt made by  certain'Pari- journal- iip.ir.ing her merman tour,   'lliiough tiic nn diiun of  t'tie  Stories which illustrate the Scotch  habit of thrift aie constantly  coming to lifjht. There was on 1  which gicatly a lsed the late William  Black, "and which his biographer, Sir  Wemyss Reid, 5.1 v 3 he was fond of relating. It is a s'ory within a story, and  although one part of it is old the rest  1= not. ..^r,  Somebody was telling a Scotclun-tn^a  tale which he had jtisi been reading ot;,  a certain Eastern  potentate who,: h.iv*'.  ing taken oS������.-nce at the doings ^f.'-hls--:  grand vizier, had ordered him to lie .put K-  to death.   The victim knew he must die.  but he wished to die eomfortab'y."    He '  was aware that his master's chief exe-,  cutioncr was very proficient, and could  ���������despatch   his   victims   not    o"ily   w.th  swntness. but with no appreciahie'"suffering.   Accordingly he sent for the executioner, and offered him a large sum  of money'on  condition that he would  put him to death without pain. 1  The executioner promised to do hist'  best, and the grand vizier went to hia  doom in a.frame of pious resignation.  Kneeling to receive the fatal blow, he  was conscious that the sword of the executioner was whirled about his head,  but he felt nothing. . -    ���������  "How is this!" he said. "You undertook for a large sum of money to pat  me to death instantaneously and without pain, yet you are only playing with  me and prolonging mv iniserv.' Do your  work  quickly!''  Thereupon the executioner stepped up  to the condemned man, and offci 'd him  a pinch of snuff. The vizier took tho  pinch of snuff and siee/ed, and forthwith his head tumbled .from his shoul-  dcrs.  ���������**.?������������'*:;  This is the story* which,vaccording ta  Mr.  Black, was to'.i   lo  n  fellow-countryman of his.   Th? Scotchman listened '  and at the end said: '  "Wclir'  "Well!" repealed thc interlocutor.  "What do you mean?"  "I'm wafting for the finish of tha  story," said the ScoL  "But you've got the finish," said tha  other. "Don't you see? Thc executioner was so clever that he cut the fcliow'a  ���������fleck in two without' letting him feel  'it."  "Oh. aye. I kent ihat w'cel encash,  but that's not the point. What I want  to know is, did the executioner get th#  money t" '    ���������*  Was George Eliot Immoral?  _   Iigaro   she   dbtlans   thut   her   Uer.,;an  the dairy management as in the pcrfec* | tour  has  been  a  trii.niph   from   begm-  tion  of  meat animals of every  speciel    nin;~  nnd of every breed. ICven truisms should , "*���������''  often bo elahoiated. It is for this purpose that I have put exercise of our  domestic animals forward as worthv oi  the best I bought of writers, breeders  nnd handlers of our meal and dairv animals. These two industries being tlio  proudest and nin-l encouraging of all  of onr noble Amnrie.ni industries, they  provide us the ptiinil needs of life.���������Dr.  A. S. Heath, in New York Tribune  Farmer. * ,  to end At the contlusun ol  l.cdrc" at the 'l/i������atrc Poyal, Berlin  (���������he was called Incutr one times before  the curtain, and he  with   ilovvers   by   he  Rernhaidt i? parlit-u'.irly annoyed at j  the statement of a German newspaper  that she is of Ucrri in extraction, ana  reproachc the Fren.h pr.1?-. for repeating the calumny. -As proof of her patriotism the great r 'rejs declare; tnat  she received a gold medal for her conduct during the I'j. .eo*Uerman war ol  1870.  One of the most interesting passages In Sir Leslie Stephen's book on  George Eliot is that in which ha  attempts to interpret thc motives that  led GeoiDe Eliot to unite her life wito  that of George Henry l.ewes. ne says:  "Lewes had inarriul "111 IS 10. He vva,*at  this lime living in lhe same house witli  Thornton Hunt, who iiud'cducd tha  "Leader" in co-operation with him. Mrs,  Lewes preferred Thornton Hunt to her  bus-band, to whom she had already  borne children. Tliou-jh Levves's views  of the marriage tie were anything hue  strict, this had led some two years previously to a break-up of his family. A  legal divorce was impossible; but Georga  Eliot held that thc circumstances justified her in forming a union with  Lewes, which she considered as equivalent to a legitimate, marriage. ... lb  may he a pretty pioblem for casuists*  whether thc breach of an assumed moral law is aggravated or extenuated by  the offender's honest conviction that tha  law ia not moral at all. George Idiot,  at any rate, emphatically took that position. She had long piotestcd against  the absolute indissolubility of marriage.  She thought, we arc told," that the svs-  tem worked badly, because wives were  less anxious to please' their husbands  when their position was 'invulnerable.'  She held, with Milton, that so close a  tie between persons not united in soul  was intolerable. . . . Writing a fevvt  months after the union, she siys sha  cannot understand how any unworldly,  unsuperstitious person, who is sufficiently 'acquainted wilh lhe realities of life,*  ut r one times before | ^  pronounce  her - r(.*ation  to  Lcvvc'a  1- c-uria*-e was  tilled ,  ���������!,������������������,,,������������������.���������    xolhin��������� in  *,��������� *lfe   ahe de.  !.r.,;l,!!,lr":.',...���������",lr?; ! <-*���������"��������������� "^ *��������������������� "ore 'profoundly seri-  ous,' which Mean**, it seems, that sha  does not approve of 'light and easily  broken ties.' Xo one can deny that tha  relation to Lewes*, was 'seiions' enough  in her sense. It lasted through tlieir  convnon lives, and ihfir devotion to  each other was unlimited jyid appears  only to have strengthened with time." tnmft*am**mr*MP*<amja  jts-r-,.  ^{tit's Journal,  LEGAL  Published By  The  T i velstoke Herald Publishing Co  Limited  Liability.  A. JOHNSON,  Eilitor and Miumger.  AHVEKIISI.NG   RATES.  rii-|,ls. ads., J1.50 per inch; single column,  J* f.*-r inch when inscrteil un HlH* pH|"t*  1..-itl *i!f,, H'ccnts per inch (nmipnrk-l) line  f ii it vi insertion; 5 cents lor ctu*li adilitiuiiiil  i*i frfl<*n. Local notices 10 cents per Hue earli  i -ut:. hirMi, Marriage ami Dculli Xutlres  lrc-e.  ��������� *u'bsckiption-;ratk*i.  ���������'v -milor carrier 12 pur Milium; si .S3 for  ���������ij. iii.mlif, strictly In mli-niice.  OCR JOB DErAI'TUEXT.  I .no i-*.'thc best equipped prlmliiKotllces in  ���������ii,* W>st a nd prepared lo execute nil kinds of  !������������������ .11,111** Ifi tirstclKSs stylo at honest prices,  ������������������in* i-riiy to nil. No Job too liirtte���������none tcio  tin,'I - fin ns. Mail orders promptly at tended  to.   uive us ii trial on your next order.        *���������  TO COKKESrONIlEXTS.  'Me invite correspondent"*} on any subject  ."-' i.i*-. a-*i lo the general public. In all cases  thir ii ma lid tnauieof the writer must iiecoui-  psiiv ii.uiiuscrlpl, but not necessarily (or  j-uii.i.atiou.  A.ldix*.*: at* comiiiiinlcations to the Manager  NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS.  1.-..S1I correspondence must bo legibly  written un one side of the paper only.  ;!.���������rv.rreRpondence containing personal  ni-iiKir ������i ust be signed with the proper uaiuv  uftue writer.  Thursday. Fk'hruahy 12. 1003.  Mulock's   Doubtful   Campaign.  ."Sir  William Mtilock  is conducting  the campaign in North Ontario ajrains't  Jloiu George   E.  Foster.     Tlie   mine  ii -lUJeiiian jilayeil a prominent part in  >'ortli   Voik  during  the Ontario provincial   elections,  and  liis   candidate.  H.ui.'E. J. Davis-, has resigned rather  than face the revelations of the courts.  Sir    William's   program     in     North  Oiit.-ii-iu  promises to even eclipse that  . of Xoi-Lli York.    A private letter from  a Liberal ia North Ontario is.authority  .fur tlio statement  that Sir "William's  ���������iu.nife.-to   is   to   the   eil'ect. that Mr.  l-'i������.,tci- must be beaten at any cost anil  ���������driven   rom politics.     Any amount of  -nisticy required for the purpose will  li* furthcoming, mill no stone must be  left   unturned   to  prevent Mr. Foster  from  entering   tlie   Commons.     The  ���������".jiislle  shows  (he hiirl) souled character of I lie war about to be waged.   Sir  "Willii-iu   will  lead   the forces of evil.  From   his   standpoint, the only question to Ik considered is tlie defeat ol' a  man whose usefulness in Parliament is  ���������conceded   by   tlie  best section of the  Liberal press.    Sir "William's ultimatum, which shows Unit a prearranged  raid it* about to lie made on  Die fiiui-  -filiise iu   North   Ontario, is   the   best  l-eason that could   be   urged   for   Mr.  E-'oster's return  by an overwhelming  majority.  Tha indications al Collins' Gtileh  are nil extremely favorable. Indeed,  there have been secured here spec:-  ! mens of coal that are enough to make  tlie eyes of experts glitter, and it is  not too much to guess that they have  played their part in increasing Mr.  Hill's anxiety to gain access to the  territory from which they have lieen  taken.  Tlie Ashnola Smelter company,  which at first was organized as a  syndicate hut is now a limited company, was incorporated primarily for  the purpose of furthering the effort.**-  of the old company in developing tlie  Siniilkaineeu district coal deposit*.  For that reason it was decided to  lo.iat������ the smelter at Ashnola.  lies ides their copper claims tlie  Ashnola company owns large and  valuable coal areas on Okanagan  Lake. These are at- present developing, but tliey are so far from Ashnola  that when ready for shipment, the  coal will serve an entirely different  district. So far as development has  proceeded this season, it has shown  tliat this Okanagan Lake property has  undoubtedl3T a very superior quality of  coking coal."���������Colonist.  t  K M.-U9TRE ������fc SCOTT.  Barristers, Solicitors, Kte.  Kevelstoke, H. C.  J. M.Scott, D.A.,LL.B.   W.dn i'.leMalstre.M. V  JJARVEY, M'CAKTEH J; MXKI1AM  Barristers, Solicitors, Ete.  Solicitors for Imperial Bank of Canada.  Com puny funds to loan at 8 percent.  First Stheet. Revelstoke B. C.  SOCIETIES.  POSSIBILITIES..  Red Rose Degree meets second nnd funrlh  Tuesdays of each month; White Rose rii-nree  meets third Tuesday of each quarter, in Oddfellows Hull.   Visltine brethren welcome  "���������CARRUTHERS, T. 11   BAKER,  President. Act. Secretary.  WHAT    IS    THE    MONEY  VALUE OF A HUMAN  LIFE?  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  SS5V'?,r meetings are held in the  Oddfellow's Hall on the Third Frl-  ?,,>*r.2'ea.?n month, at 8 p.m.snarp.  Visiting brethren cordially invited  ��������������� A. JOHNSON. VV. k  W. JOHNSTON, Rec.-See.   -  If you are looking1 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.  CONDITIONS IN  SIMILKAMEEN  Mr. DR. Young Tells of the  Progress of Affairs in the  Interior.  1). R. Young, who is connected with  the Similkanieeti Valley Coal Co.,  Ltd., anil Ashnola Smelter Co.. Ltd.,  i������- in the city, a guest at the Driard  hotel. He. announces that the nuial-  _ga ina-tion of thesetwo enterprises will  rake place in the future.  Mr. Young has just come from  Vet-non. in the Okanapjan country, to  which his associated interests extend,  ami is on liis way east via St. Paul.  Dulutb. Chicago and other middle  ���������rates cities, where he hits interested  a number of foremost capitalists in  liiii several projects their assista n������.-e  promising to lie of tlie utmost importance in the exploitation.  Tbe one great need of the district  still is. he says, a railway to give an  outlet for its products. Indeed, the  hope of the district is bound up in the  construction of Mr. Hill's road, which  there is every assurance to lielieve the  coming summer will see aclnaliy  liegiin.  "On the  .Sitnilkameeii   Valley  Coal  company's     properties,'*    says     Mr.  Young,   ''development  work  was actively  prosecuted all last season with  the diamond drill, and operations were  only   closed   down   late in the fall for  the winter.     Early   in the spring we  -shall begin development on   the   coal  )>rop������rties  at   Collins'   Gulch, twelve  miles fi-om  Ashnola.     At that point  the   company   unquestionably   lias  a  first class quality of  butuinitiotis coking coal.    I may say thnt so far as the  -operations of the diamond drill on the  joropany's prsperty at Asiinola  have  A Society in Boston, Mass.  Organized and Officiated by  Prominent Doctors, Divines,  Editors and Business Men to  Save Human Life.  The commercial value of the African  slave wns ijiMOO to $3000 according to  hiv intelligence and mechanical skill,  it is said that every able tiodied man  is- worth $1000 lo the community in  which he lives, but sometimes thousands aril thousands of dollars are pai 1  to save the life of a man, woman or  child. Recently we had an iustitnct*  in which Americans raised more than  flfr.y thousand dollars to save the lift*  of Miss Ellen Stone, who was held by  tho Turks for a ransom.  The society in Boston. Mass., known  as the American Invalid Aid Society,  started under the direction of such  men as the Kev. Edward Everett Hale,  the eminent divine and author, .1.  Warren Achorn, the prominent New  England doctor, Mr. Souther, ex-Con-  gre^sman for Mass., Mr. E. H. Clements, the editor in chief of the Boston  Transcript, Mr. Upham. of thi-  Youth's Companion, Walter Pearce.of  the great commercial lions* of the  Pearces, was organized a few years'  since to save the lives *������f invalids,  especially those who are not financially able to secure the best medical  advice and attention. This society  has done a great deal of good in the  line they started out to do,- and they  are not only saving lives of people but,  after the life is saved they work to  find some occupation where the party  can work so aa to keep well. In the  sand hills of North Carolina at Pine-  bltilF. the well known winter health  and pleasure resort, they have recently  hiri![tllM]Oo,i?A^J^d^*??^*?_*J!|yr8*.  Cold Range Lodge, K. of P.,  No. 26, Revelstoke, B. C,  MEETS  EVERY   WEDNESDAY  In   Oddfellows'    Hall   at 8  o'clock.    Visiting  Kiiiglits are  cordially invited.  H. VAN HORSE, C. C.  G. H. BROCK, K. of R.������tS.  REAL ESTATE  AT GROUND FLOOR PRICES  CHURCHES  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.  METHODIST CIIUKCH, KEVELSTOKE.  Preaching services at 11 a. m.anil 7:ao p. ni  _ lass meetine; at   the  close  of   ihn n  service,  Weekly  Class meetine at  the  close  ot   the morning  Sabbath Suhool anil Bible G'laiN at S:80  Prayer  Mooting  every    Wednesday  at 7:30.   The    public  are   cordially  evening;  Invited.   Seats free,  Hev C. Ladner, Pastor.  BT. PETER S CHURCH, ANGLICAN.  Eight a.m., Holy Eucharist; It a.m., ma' nn,  litany and sermon (Holy Eucharist first Sun-  da v in the month); 2:3o Sunday school, or  children's service; 7:30 Evensong (choral) and  sermon. Holy Days���������The Holy Eucharist is  celebrated at 7 a.m. or 8 a.m., as announced.  Holy Baptism after Sunday School at 3:15.  c. a. fkocuxikr,   ector.  PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH.  Service every Sunday at 11 a.m. and ~:S0 p.m.  to which all are welcome. Prayer meet! 11 k at  *i p. in. every Wednesday.  J!ev, W. C. Calder, Pastor.  ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.  Mass   at 10-...I a. in.,  ou  first,  second and  ourth Sundays In the month.  REV.   1-AT1IEK   THAYER.  SALVATION   ARMY.  .Meeting every night Iu their Hall on  Front  building fitting it with power and  give tlie use of t-li������ building and  power free of charge to mechanics  who ought to .-Jtiiy nouth on account of  wife ni* child'.s healtK hut who cannot  stay unless they hnve. something to do  so as to eurn enough to support their  fitmily.  This society hna saved the liven of  enough people, if vVe valu* them even  nt a thousand dollurs, for the huiii  total to amount to several hundred  thousand dollars, and any onr wanting to help a worthy organization that  is laboring to relieve the afflicted and  save the lives of people, will do well  to correspond with Mrs. E. \V. Waite,  secretary, 707 Ti emont BIdg., Boston,  Mas$g. Tbe officials all serve, without  compensation. The medical board,  which iscowpoHed of prominent Boston and New England doctors, give  their service* in examinations and  treatments of cases free of charge*.  A good pun Is rather uncommon, but  a Joke that may be so described was  made recently by Mr. Andrew Cs meg-la,  to whom some advocates at an Anglo-  American alliance had appealed (er an  emblematic flower. Mr. Carnejls  promptly suggested the dandelion, urging that the American "dandy," in the  shrewd, Yankee, business sense of tha  term, joined with the British "lion/'  ���������would reeult In a blossom which must  Wle the world.  H  EDWARD  TAXIDERMIST.  DEER HEADS, BIRDS, Etc. MODXl'ED;  Furs Cleaned and Repaired. :  JCST EAST OF PRESBYTERIAN CHGRCH;  Third Street.  A. H. HOLDICH  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  AND ASSAYER.  Royal School of Vines, London.    Seven years  at Mnrfa  Works,  Swansea.     17   years  Chief  Chemist  to Wljan Coal and Iron Co..  Eng.  Late ('beinist and Assayer, Hall Mines, Ltd.  Claims examined and reported upon. ���������  Ferguson, B.C.  T    A. KIKK.  -J* .  Domini n and Provincial Land Surveyor.  ===���������'-; ~KEviCT.^tiK"firB:fOr==i===  E. MOSCROP. ..  Sanitary Plumbing, Hot  Water  And Steam Heating. Gas  Fitting  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C.  CLEARANCE  SALE OF  Furniture  Now is your time to come and make vour selections in what'Furniture  you require. Wa con make arrangements with you to let you have  what you want. Wo are going to make alterations to our store, in  order to give us a good deal more show room. .,You must recognize  . the fact that we were the means of enabling you to get FURNITURE  at one third the cost you previously paid.before we started. We have  another, large cur ordered and we want to get our store '.���������eadyj'or.it.  A good discount on anything you require.  Revelstoke Furniture Company.  ffri ifr rifr 1*1*1 ifri iJTn it^ rf*i itt rfi rfi rfi titt ri*i ���������'^ ���������*��������� ���������'-h-* ���������"*��������� ������**������������������ ������***��������� **- -^*- **- -*- *������**������ ���������������*���������  ������������������������ i^i *^t i^i i^j tjp i^j 1^1 t^i ^������i wjrji 1^1 Ufjrf^r ij^f wjp 1 pi m \\9i m I��������� 1131 Ul ��������� rr Ul Ml  Going South  for Winter?  Jas. I. Woodrow  ���������RUTCHER  Retail Dealer in���������  Beei, Pork,  Mutton/Etc,  Fish and Game in Season   Allordert promptly tilled.  " Kli'K BtrMEsT"  WOOD  Wood for sale inelii'llii"*'  Dry Cedar, Fir and Hemlock.  All  onlor.i left at W    M.  I.a*.rr������nee's.' will  receive prompt attenilon.  W. FLEMING.  THE CITY EXPRESS  E. W. B. Paget, Prop.  SL. Schnider  FOR YOUR  Patent Rubber Keels  and Rubber Soloing  In all nines and colon.  Boot and Shoe Repairing s Specialty  Prompt delivery of parcel", baggage, etc.  to any part of the elty  Any Kind of Transferring  Undertaken  All orders left il B.M. Sraytbe'������ Tobaeoo  store or by Telephone No.7 will receive prompt  attention.  %VVV'V'V'TYVVi',V'av,mT'm'VVVV'tW'wQ"\*t9  PELLEW-HARVEY,  BRYANT & OILMAN  Mining Engineers  and Assayers,  VANCOUVER, H.C.      KntabllriUed 1890  ASSAY WORK OF ALL DI8CRIPTI0NS  UNDERTAKEN.  If you are contemplating going South during  the winter of 1902 or 1903 you can get valu-  ��������� able information free of charge.   " ,v  Write to  John T. Patrick  '    Pinebiuff, H. C.  He can save you money in hotel rates.  He can direct you which is the best railroad  route'to travel.'  He can direct you where to rent neatly furnished cottages or single rooms.  it  it  it  i'f  it  it  it  it  if  if  ���������o  it  it  it  it  it  it  it  it  M|ii|ii|ii|ii|ti|ii|ti|iiiM3nXi(3:iiXii|ii3:ii|tiiii|ii|ii|i*^t3ti3iiTji$>  P. BURNS & 00 V.  Wholesale and Retail Dealer*  WHAT H) A IIOMK WITHOUT A  SINGER  Singer Sewing Machines  are 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.  JtevelBtoke, B.O.  For Sale  TWO  KesMence*on McKenzIe Avenue, with  modern Improvement*, 12500 eaeh on ea������y  lerma.  TWO Renklencenon Thlril'Street, r.rutt, very  convenient for railway raeii,������!H0O������acli, ea������y  termii.  OSB  Renldenee on  Flr.ifStreet,   c*������t,   caiih  required p/Xj. -nbleotto mortgaKe.  Apply to,  HARVKV.McCATftERAI'I. K1UM,  Tii-ti made up to 2,0001 In.  Piilpn  A i*l*ccl*ilty made of checking Bmeller  8ample> from the Interior by mail or  expreai promptly attended to,'  g,     oorrenpondcnce solicited.   >  i VANCOUVER- B. 0.  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnished with the  Choicest the Market  affords.  GREAT WESTERN MINES, Ltd.  DOUBLE EAGLE  Mining: and  Development Co.,  Limited.  NOT1CK IS HKItKBY OIVKN Unit any -rrltton  triin.sforn of Htonk In either of theiie ciimpun-  Ice Hint hav������ not yet been mint Into the nHlco for  rot-Intuition, and tlie Inane of proper eeitlltcateH  for them, muni he lent in by the limt day uf  February, 190!), hm tliey will not bo recognized  after that Onto.  A. II. HOLDICH,  .S-.rotary.  Kar<;UK*i, Jnnimry 'ii, 1KM.  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large, Light bedrooms.  Rates $t a day.  Monthly Rate.  J. Albert Stone ���������   Prop.  Notice.  Applications will be received until tbe loth  February.1903, by_the_ Secretary  Kevelitoke  Applies  ���������alary axpsotei  Honpltaf Society, Revelatoke, British fjolum  "'    for the posr' -   -    ���������-    .  ���������  illcanti will  PRIME BEEF.     PORK.     IMiTOW.     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME m SEASON.  FHKE BUS MBETB ALL TRAINS.  FIRST CLASS  ACCOMMODATION.  HEATED BY HOT A I  RBA80NABLB KATR.  Hotel Victoria  Brown & auann. Props.  ELECTRIO BELLS AND LIGHT IN EVERY ROOM.  HOURLY BTRKBT CAB  MBKTS ALL TRAINS.  BAR WBLL SUPPLIED BY THE CHOICBBT  ���������WINH8, LHJDORS AND CIGARS    .  By Royal  1848  oaitlon of   Resident rbyslclan.  ", pleats atate oualiflcaliona and  o. . ���������  ���������  Warrants  1901  JOHN   BEGQ'S  Royal   Lochnagar  tMi.MO.UI. WHISKEY KOTUNt,  By appointment to His Majesty the King-, 1901.  By appointment to Her Late Majesty Queen Victoria, 1848-1900,  Revelstoke Wlna ���������& Spirit Company, Limited, A^antf,  fflRBCTStfEnrSHTT:;  '������������������;.Vt.>i)1-*?Ot*?vBnmirrQr,ir  ���������������-M������j^.ti*f^*������r>>*rfr'"'' t -*"-  ���������***tf>i  >.i"J  \  John McNairn, Prospector.  By SID HOWARD.  G  POD old J6hn McNalrn Is down  from Whlteflsh to see about  his mine. Whlteflsh, a map-  forgotten station up on the  north shore, he It known, Is  John's pestofflce address, and where,  tiring* of the woods and hungry for the  gentle ways of civilization and the  sight of petticoats and clean, smooth  faces, John comes to camp In.the sec-  tlonmen's house .and watch the trains  go -by. Two passenger trains a day,  one from the east and the other going  -back there���������the least where the money  is, where the soft-mannered, gentle-  voiced women are, from -whom John,  having; lived air his life in the woods,  Is now forever cut off.  For that Is the saddest part of John's  life. He is absolutely alone. His friends  are dead or lost, and the relatives of  his  boyhood  away  down    on  the  St.  Lawrence.    All  the days of his manhood John has dwelt in the wilderness,  in the lumber woods of the Gatlneau  and far up at 'the head waters of the  Ottawa, where the mighty river rises  on the lower Canada side.   At the time  of   the   construction,   the   great   birth  epoch of the West, the building of the  C.P.R.,   John  found  himself with  the  trestle gang at Whlteflsh.   And when  the last rail was laid  and the North  Shore; section was Anally, after laborious  years,  complete,  John   took   his  money, made up his pack and struck  north Into  the woods.    It was-a new  country, and he intended to make a  "stake" some  day;  then, in  the hazy  future, go back east, marry maybe, and  settle down.   He had a girl back there  once, but she died.   So John didn't care  much where he went for a while.   As  he said, "There was no strings on him."  There were no strings on him then, and  there are none on him now.  -But sometimes, after playing the xnouthorgan to  him in his little log shack at night, he  used to tell me that he "sort of wished  he had somebody belongln' to him."  "But I've waited too long, I guess,"  he'd say. "Nobody'd take to me now,  a wild man o' the woods like me."  He'd smile and sigh at the same time,  with that lova-ble gentleness that belonged to him In spite of his grizzled,  weather-beaten face.  "Do you think," he'd say, lighting  Ilia pipe and holding his hands so as  to half hide his face, "do you think  there be's any old spinsters, or widow-  women, down there in Toronto who'd  be willln' .to stake out & claim up here  with a, feller like me? I guess not,  ehf  His  face  would  brighten -when  we  assured . him   there   were   plenty   of  unmarried ladles who would be only  too glad to have him.   He smiled always,   but  he <didn't  believe   It,   and  " neither did we.' - He had -waited  too  long.  ."There was one time here," he said  - enoe, "I had an ambition to board up  the floor, but I never done It."  Two-inch oracka -between the squared -  spruce logs which now separate   John  from the bare earth make his shack a-  decldedly   precarious   place   when It  -  comes   to   dropping   little   things   for  which one has any immediate require-,  ment.  " '  *���������  "A man  grows  careless,"  explained  John.    "You're  easily-, satisfied   when  .'. you're-'by  yourself.' It's" let  her   go,  Casey, any ways at all; good enough.  good enough!" , .1  He showed me a photograph one time  of himself before he became a prospector���������before the" construction, as  they date things up on the North  Shore. It pictured a straight, vigorous  mam, with a strong, clean-shaved chin  and a. full moustache. Evidently roughing it in the'-bush had begun to tell  during tbe last years. John was a  much older man than the photo showed  ���������older than the years since It was  taken should have carried him. He  handed me another picture too, a faded  tintype affair, of a woman. He.didn't  tell me anything about that one.  Good old John! Owner of two or  three mining locations that he tialf believes-, will one 'day' make him a millionaire. If he lives long enough they  mar. VUt he's llvtd the heavier end) of  his Hfe already. The North Shore is  not *. poor man's country. Money  makes money the world over, and it  takes capital to crush the gold'out of  the low-grade, ore 01 the North Shore.  But John hunts and traps and works  in' the other mines of the district, and  waits. In the ummer he goes out into  tbe woods and the splintered granite  hills alone with his .run and "his pack-  sack for weeks at a time, living on pork  and biscuit and fried . "pa'trldge,"  rapping at rede exposures with his geologist's hammer er crushing quartz In  an iron howl and washing It out to  look for "colors" in the dregs. He hopes  _that_the_people_d<i_.-n_east_wii!_take  I hAd two ptife mild Havana*, which  ������ quarter had provided especially for  this occasion ��������� cool, mellow flf-teen-  centera. I passed him one. John had  'tis old black pipe in his teeth. He  took the cigar, and before I could stop  him he had cut half of it us and  packed it into his pipe.  "Good heavens, John!" I' said.  "Here's half a plug of T. & B."  "This Is just as good," said John,  holding his "six-day" match in the  hollow of his brown leathery hands.  "I'm just come out to settle up my  affairs," he explained. "I've put it all  in the hands of my l'yer. Soon's he  says I kin go���������shake hands���������good-bye  ���������away I go." .  "Well, you'll stay and see the Duke?"  I said.  "Oh, I've seen hundreds o' men,"  said John. "I seen his father close as  you are, up In Ottawa. He was just a  man. Men's men wherever you go. The  Dook o*' Cornwall's train stopped at  Whlteflsh for coal and water when I  was comin' down. I was gittin' shaved  In the section house and I didn't come  out. I wasn't goin' to let him see me  just out o" the woods, not shaved up or  nothln'. Besides, I've seen lots o' men,  thousands of 'em."  It's a dyke this time, a mile and a  half straight across country, with gold,  sliver and copper,  "This man knows about whiskey,  don't he, and feedln' people to make  'em fat? I've gained seven pounds  since I been here. It's his business."  (John and the hotelkeeper are already  fast friends, and John's going to send  Mm down some "pa'trldge.") "Well, I  know about rocks, and quartz, and  mlnin', don't I?. It's my 'business.  Well, get down where the rock Is wet  and she's good, she's first-rate. It's  the truth.   I know, don't I?   Look!"  John is loaded down with quartz  specimens. He must be carrying pounds  around with him. He pulled out a jagged fragment as big as his fist and  flashing with yellow blotches.  "Mile and a half she goes, up and  down, across cricks and everything.  An' nobody knows nothin' about it,  Government nor nobody. But my l'yer  says the money's all in real estate.  There ain't no money fer mlnin'."  "Come and have something coirrfort-  able, John," I said, "to meind us of old  days on the survey."  "All right," exclaimed he, with his  peculiarly cheerful "emphasis on the  "all."  It may be a mine ostensibly, but I  fancy it's loneliness that's at the bottom of John's "comin* out" this fall.  Por he confided to me presently that  he'd like to meet a "nice, sociable gal  afore he went back north."  And if any nice, sociable spinster  doesn't mind a one-roomed, log-walled,  tar-paper-roofed cabin, with two-inch  cracks In the floor, she might do worse.  For she'd get one of the far-fabled  "nature's gentlemen" in Old John McNalrn���������philosopher, dry humorist, prospector and backwoodsman.  e<i>3������������'ss������������s������������^^  I   HOW ABOUT  !   THAT SUIT  S'��������� Of Clothes you promised  %��������� yours-elf this FALL.  Our Full Sioik isnniv the  musi I'liiiiplele in B. C.  Our Fiilu-y  Goods Hie ul)  new vviih  new  colors  nnd  the Infest stripes.  See the 111   liel'oi-e  leaving ,  your order elsewhere.  R.S. WILSON,  FnshioniilileX.-iilni".  fj Next the"McUarty Block.  ."���������AfiGSffltS^^  IsTOTIOE  WOOD  For Sa!e.  Tlio uuder-dened having contracted lor tho  u hole of McMuhon Bros, wood ia prepared to  -uipply Mill uood at  $2 Per Load  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  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. I  Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902.  W. Ie MAISTRE.  ���������fc-TOTICIE  Cedar Cordwood���������$3.00 delivered.  -ESF'-Hard'vood at equally low rates.  Ordc" left ntfl 1  Hume A t'o..  Murrf-- i.  tt-trt'**, 1.1 nt null uill have prompt, attentiO'i.  -Your Winter Supply  Of Vegetables ....  Should be your first consideration nt this time ol  the year. I ..have *i large  Htoi k, nil home grown,  including  Potatoes,  Cabbage, Carrots,  Etc, Eto.  Also a large quantity of  Hist class  Timothy and Clover Hay.  Write for prices and particulars to  S. Crowle, Revelstoke, B. G.  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  after date I will apply lo thc 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  J. A. Kirk's north west corner post thence  east 40 chains, thence south 160 chains,  thence west 40 chains, thence north 160  chains to point of commencement.  Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902.  J. A. KIRK.  THE TOWNSITE OP  .CIRCLE CITY.  IS NOW Q\N THE MARKET,    .  nsroTioE  a bold some time coon and- put their  money Into the coi itry and make It  hum. "How are y*. 1 pannln'?" is hie  "how do you do," nd when you return the question he is always cheerful In his reply, "Pi-tty good." "She's  bound to beom," .lie says when you  ask about prospects in the North Shore  country. "She can't help it. Man,  dear, tbe mineral's nere, ain't It?"  And   recently   he   came   to   town!  Oood old John, with bis camp-stained  pack-sack Instead of a trunk, and the  rough, square-cut suit of tweed he ordered from the department store catalogue Ave'years ago.   But he disdained  a collar, just as he disdained the water  they offered him after his whiskey. He  put  up  In  a good  down-town  hotel,  gave the manager his money to put in  the safe, and hung uneasily about the  smoking-room, going in to his meals  -with welcome relief.   They set half a  dosen knives and forks to each place  at that hotel, but John gives his order  te His Dress-suited'Haughtiness���������who  would most surely die if it came to  carrying a hundred-pound pack over a  portage���������with the quiet natural dignity  of   simplicity.    He   doesn't   go   right'  through the course, John,   IJ> Idea is  merely to coal up,  to eat what will  keep him working.   Meat and bread and  potatoes���������and,  "Hey,  young feller,   a  dlsh-o'  tea"���������-that's  all  he calls  for,  and he eats with his knife a* an.unaffected matter of course.   And then a  pipe.   Tea and tobacco' are about the  only artificial luxuries to be had in the  bush.   Sunshine and flns weather are  the groatest  comforts,   but   they  are  doled out spasmodically, by nature.   A  brush  bed  and  a  "white-man's  Are"  may be had for the swinging of an axe,  but tea and tobacco come under a different head.   John depends as utterly  upon tea as a nervous old woman ot  ���������Ixty.   But he couldn't And bis tobacca  tbe other d****.  "Havn you get a o'gwrf" fat asked  Grasshopper Bricks For Hens.  fj RASSHOPPER3 are being put to  IAr .a new.use out in Nebraska. ,The  \2JL- "farmers _have; killed : incredible  numbers of them by the help of  a machine .which, is, perhaps; the most  effective, ev*er.rdevlsed for ttife purpose.  It is called a "hopperdozer," 'and is-  nothing more n<jr less than a." large flat  pan, with a .smaUjamourit of kerosene  contained:in a depression in the rear  part of It. The contrivance, being at--  tached to a horse, is pushed along In  front .of the animal as -the latter is  driven across the fields. - Pretty -nearly  every.- grasshopper Is " encountered,  Jumps'upon the nan, and is' promptly  suffocated by the kerosene.  This, ingenious instrument ,has been  in use for a number of years in parts of  the West, but hitherto it has not occurred to the farmers to make any use  of the dead grasshoppers. Most commonly they were burned, tho- gh some  more enterprising agriculturists turned  a portion of them to account as poultry-  feed. They found that the hens liked  them exceedingly; for It Is a fact that  a grasshopper is to a hen what a can-  vasback duck is to a human epicure���������  the very choicest and most esteemed  of delicacies.' ,  Hence the Idea which is now being  developed on a commercial scale. The  grasshoppers, after being killed by the  hopperdozer, are left in -wlnrows in the  fields, where they "are soon dried. "When  they have been exposed to the sun for  a sufficient time to reduce them to a  properly desiccated condition <ey are  gathered up with rakes, shov. ' d into  carts, and conveyed to a shed where  they are put into a press somewhat resembling an ordinary oheese-press, and  converted into solid bricks.  The bricks are shipped is quantities  to-poultry-*raisersrwho~flnd_thls" new"  kind af hen-provender most satisfactory, and they are anxious to get more  of It. Apparently, it 'is a great encour-  ager of egg-production.  It la not ..ecessary to gi 'nd the bricks  ���������before feeding the stuff co the chickens, but merely to "break them Into  pieces and soften with water.  GO TO THE  REVELSTOKE DAIRY-  FOR  Pure Milk  J. .G. McCallum  -    PROPRIETOR.  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  after date I will apply to the Chief Com  missioner oi" LaiuLs and Works for a  special licensi* to cut and carry away  timber fiom the following described lands  in \\"e*,i Kootonav :���������Coniii]i*ncing at  I'cter Agren's 1south 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 thc point of commencement.  Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902.  PETER AGREN.  tSTOTIOEi  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.  tT ���������*-**���������**��������� 8 i-**?!, ������*& *&���������& f* <*.���������������������������'���������������������������'���������  4 *? a o i*-'***"* 9 ������ J"  * # ���������*���������  a  ��������� - it*--    -  %-��������������� tee   ������r*'s  &%.  ti-Urr' j?^", '.- ii?- SY "'*C ������f'  A      K.i~ '.'V./("?r:        ?  I-* .   / .  -J  G. B. BATHO,  Ferguson, B. C.  H$3ifr <fr $ 1$ $ <fr fl $ $$&$&&&&&&&&&& $ $ $ $ $ ^������������������fo^^fo  Do You Want to Make Your Bustness^Pay ?  We Can Show The Road to Success  > Write for our inie������c������-l'iiff books**Invent*  Jot's Help" ami " Hriw you are swindled."  /Send us a rough sketch cr model of ^our Indention orimproi-e" ent and wc will tell you  J free our opini- n pr to ���������n-lietlu-r i* i������ urobably  ziatfiilaWe." Keji*ct<w cpp'it&ti"-": huve often  Jbee" Miccessfully i lts^c^'^���������^*c, by us. We  ) conduct fully equipped offers in M on ileal  )and Washington ; thistjiialifitf,= us to prompt .  Sly dispatch work and quickU-s run* Fj:tents  i as bro-"! as the invention. Highest refc rences  3 furnished. * , ;  j    Patent- procures throuph Marfan ���������& M*  srion recelv* ep*clsl notice wiiheut charge ii^  over 100 n������ wspapcrs distribut*. d tht< ugbout*  i-he D minion. ���������  J Specialty :���������rat-������;'t bus;ncts ol Manatee .  >turersan<-l -Ungimeis. -*  )     MARION & MARION     j  '    Parent Expert   and S-.'ir.i**o*"S     :  '   N������w York Li'*- P- >!,'������. ilontrcaJ-i'  Notice to Creditors.  IN  THE   SUPREME   COURT    OF   BRITISH  COLUMBIA/'  In the mutter bt tbe estate of Daniel Robinson,  late of Revelstoke, B.C., deceased.  NOTICE is bereby given that all persons  having claims against the estate of the said  Daniel Robinson who died on or about thel9th  day of. November, A. D��������� 1902, are required to  send by post prepaid or to dellever to Harvey,  JlcCarterA Plukham, solicitors for the Executors, 011 or before the 18th day of February. A.  D,, 190S.~tln'ir -rlames, addresses and descriptions and a full-statement of particulars of  tlieir claims and the nature of .the security (if  any) held by.them, dulv certified, and that  after tbe said date--tbe Executors will proceed  to distribute thc assets of the deceased among  the 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 & PINKHAM,  Solicitors for the Executors  It Pays to Buy An Advertisingr-ZSpace in  The Revelstoke Herald  and Rail way men's Journa  IT HAS A LARGE CIRCULATION  - [.  IT COVERS,THE'FIELD"    .    "IT GIVES ENTIRE SATISFACTION.  Notice.  If the party or parties who removed thc  cap from a field glass at Watchman Willi,1:11  Maekie'-i Cabin at the "'oluit.bla brirl.'c 1r-*i  summer, will return the same tf������ A. MrPue,  t'o-*tma*Ker, they will receive ?i renard.  NOTICE.  RANCH FOR SALE.  *.-  The administrators of the estate of John  D. Boyd deceased, offer for sale by lender  the property in - the Big Bend District,  known as "Boyd's Ranch," also the  chattel property .thereon, a list of- which  may be seen at the office of the undersigned. ;  Tenders will be received up to Feb. 1st,  1903. The administrator-, will, not be  hound to accept the highest or any tender.  HARVEY. M.-CARTER   fi.  PINKHAM,  RevclMoli  S->lirtlOl.s   *  c ���������;. (.:.. N.  :*r .-.���������'���������:r.-niBii.'i:or's.  ���������v. jfj'Ai, 1902.  SUBSCRIPTION RATE :    $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.  bur Job Printing Department  Is equipped with the Latest Fac-s of Type, the Best of Presses and Inks; and  we guarantee Clean, Neat and Aitnicii'.o Work. No'Job too Large or too  Small.  Hia Marriage Pee.  A poor couple living: in the Emerald  lala went to the priest for- marriage,  and were met with a demand for the  marriage fee. It was not forthc ming-.  Both the consenting: parties were rich  in love and<in their prospects, but destitute of flna-.clal resources. The father was obdurate.  "No money, no marriage."  "Qlve me lave, your rlverenee," said  the blushing: bride, "to go and get the  money."  It was given, and she sped forth on  tbe delloate mission of ra.sing a marriage fee out of pure nothing. After a  short Interval she returned with the  sum of money, and the ceremony was  completed to the satisfaction of all.  When the parting was taking place the  newly-made wife seemed a little uneasy.  "Anything on your mind, Catherine?"  said the ..ather.  "Well, your riverence, I would like  to know if this marriage could not be  spoiled now?"  "Certainly not, Catherine. No man  can put you asunder."  "Could you not do It yerself, father?  Could you not spoil the marriage?"  "No, no, Catherine. You are past  me now. I have nothing more to do  with your marriage."  "Tlhut oises me mind," said Catherine, "and God bletn your riverence.  There's the ticket for your hat. I  picked it up In tbe lobby and pawned  It,"  ���������Tblrtv days after-date-I-int������nd-t'> apply to  the Honorable tbe Cbief Commissioner ul  Lands and *A">rks for special licenses to cut  aud carry away timber from tbe followinir  drwrlbcil lands In tbe Big Heud District, i'f  West Kootenay:  1 Commenclne at a poit planted two miles  above tbe head of Death Papiris on tbe welt  bank of the Columbia River, tlience sou Hi 160  chains, thence west 40 chains, tbence north  160 chains, tbence cast 40 *halns to the place  of beginning  2, Commencing at a post planted two miles  al*ove the head of Death Kaplds on the west  bank of tbe Columbia river, thence north 1C0  chains, thence wast 40 chains, thence south  ICO chains, thence east 40 chains to the place  oi beginning.  Dated this 15th day of January, 1903.  D, MORGAK.  Land  Fcc-grisl-ry Act.  Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, B, in Stock -*,3; in  Town of Revelstoke, B. C-  Map 636 B.  A OKRT PICA TO of In'lcfeaslbli." Title I" the  above properly will he ismi-'d tn 1'rfli'l- Her-  nard Lcwiv on tht- '8tii day of Kijlirniiri    - . li..  ltKld, IllllPS-, 111 th-: Illt-Hllllrni* ft  Vllilll   .-;!>}.pi Iciu  thereto h<? nii'1'* In mc* In vvrltini,- in a {.cr-iui  cluimln^ an c-i*i������i* or inli.Tei-r tITer**i:i *ir in  auy purl thereof.  II. K M 1CLEOD,  District Kegistrar.  Office,  Nelson, B.   C . 17th  We Print . .  Dodgtrs,*  Streamers,  Bill Heads  j'lii.i.'ivSK C  Post.::-,  Dates  F.ettv.. Hi  5       i  *-. i  s     i  We Print . . .  Fnvclopes     Circulars  Note Heads  Pamphlets  Books. Visiting Cards  5; Siti iinen* of a! I kinds.  ���������A    J.  ���������Saw!     *-.*'*.*������   ��������� ���������*������ '-������  .-���������^������3lS*!L������*  ~?.*.*r  Land   Hei*litry  N'ovember, 19*12.  BELGIAN    HARES  hequickest 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.  TH.OS. SKINNER,���������Revelstoke. B. C.  NOTIOE.  NOTIOE.  ���������i.-(jt   Street.  ���������$���������*���������������$���������$���������$$ $ $ iZ^^$>&&ty������&j^'$&&<~>&* iM^t^^  ���������j-.1*-*  Thirty davs after date I intend to apply to  the Honorable the Chiei Commissioner of  Lards and Works for special licenses to cut  and carry a������av timber from the following  described lands in tbe Dig Bend DlBtrlct of  uest Kootenay:  1 Commencing at a post planted 100 yards  cast of the-Nine Mile Shed nn Big Bend trail  and on thc Ea������t limit ol E. L. McMahon's  limber limit, and marked George Johnson's  north west corner post, tlience south 1C0  i-hains, thence cast 40 chains, thence north 160  chains, thence west 40 chains to the place of  beginning.  2. "ommcnclng at a post planted 100 yards  ca-uofihc .Nine Mile shed on Big Bend trail,  and on thc cast limit of E. L. McMahon's  timber limit, and -sarited George Johnvou's  south nest corner post, thence north 160  chains, thence cast 40 chains, thence south ICO  chain*, tbence west 40 chains to tbe place oi  beginning.  Dated this 15th day ol January, 1908.   SBOBGE JOHNSON.  Thirty'days after date I Intend to apply to  the lionorablu Tho Chief Commissioner of  Lnnds and Works for special license*! tu cut  and carry sway timber from the follnwlni*  described lands In thc Big Bend District of  West .o-ooteiiu' :  1. Commencing at a post planted about three-  quarters of a mile cast of the Columbia River  at a point about ii quarter of a mile south of  the Forks of the Smi th Creek and Gold .-urcam  trails and marked .!. jjmlih'Hsouti" west corner  p-jsl. thence north 160 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 the 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'**  nurth west corner post, tbence routh 160  chains, thence east 40 chains, thence north  360 chains, tbence west 40 chains to the place  of beginning.  Dated this 16th day of January, 1903,  J. SMITH.  ION HOTEL  FIRST CLAS8 $2 PER DAY HOUSE  Choice Brands of Winee, Liquors  and Clgrore.  NOTICE.  Thirty days aflcr date I intend t apply to  the Honorable the Jhlcf Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special license to cut  and carrv away timber from the following  described lands In the Big Bond District of  West Kootenay:  Commencing at a post planted four miles  above the head ol Death Kaplds on tbe west  bank of thc Columbia Klver and markcl W. J.  CummlngB' south east corner post, tbence  north 160 chain*!, thence west 40 chains, thence  south 160 chains, thence east 40 chains to the  place of beginning.  Dated this 16th day oi January, 1903.  W. J. COMMINGP.  J. LAUGHT0N, Prep.  First  Street.  DaiSy  "    "****!'  X  tage  TO CAMBORNE AND GOLDFIELDS FROM BEATON  Shortest and Host  Direct Rome to the Fish River Uold Camps.  Daily Stage leaves Beaton for Gold Camps on arrival of  Kent*  at   12  o'clock   n������on.  arriving at destination th.it same afternoon.  .Stables  supplied   with   Single,  for any p.irt of the Distrljl.  ANDREW M. CRAIG,  Double,   Sj.Mle ami Pick Horses ami I'rvipht Teams  Propraetor.  TIME TABLE  S. S. ARCHER OR S. S. LARDEAU  Running between Arrowhead, Thomson's  Landing and Comapllx, commencing October  14th, 1901, will sail as lollows, weather permitting:  Leaving Arrowhead for Thomson's Landing  and Comaplix  twlcedally���������IOk. and 15k.  Leaving Comapllx and homson's Landing  for -\rrowhnad....twlcedally���������7:16kand 12:45k  Making close connections with all C. P. R.  Steamers and Trains.  Tbe owners reserve the right toohange times  oi ���������allingi without notice.  Ths Frwl MMmon Lumber ������o., Umltod  I HI AVE IT!  __.  The largest stock of thf luteat WATCHES,  CLOCKS. RINGS, SIT.VEK WARR, COT  GLASS. FASHIONABLE JJ'.WHUIY, Btc.  My many year?' cxper:om;i* ���������������������������Ii|.*j ui-* ro 'm-,*  (���������m-d** at the right, price-*, i-unhliux nm tf.  sell to the public at re-mo:].--.',)''* pi-ice.-).  j. -3-TJY :b.a:r,jBj3:el.  WATCH RBPAIHINO A SPECIALTY. The Feeds Wolf.  When of OM HUdebrand  I asked hi.-i Ouushter'shand,  Mute did tii-* minstrel stand  To hear my story.  ���������The Skeleton in Armor.  <I)  H F.N Thjalfe Svenson  pushed back the door,'  at the Yule-tide feast i  in the great hall oi ���������  Jail Thjodolf Thorkel- |  co:i. and entering, bold* '  ly demanded    ths   old  I fore the great fireplace silently com-.  . munlns with horn and tankard, a son  of one o������ his "b'ondes". pushed open  the door and approached him.  "I have a message tor thee," he said,  abruptly.  "Well?" replied the old warrior, without a turn of his head.  "The vala of Gryto sendeth thee this  amulet and desirotli to see thee at thy  earliest .opportunity," said the youth.  "She hath something of great importance to say to thee," dropping as he  spoke the trinket into the Jarl's hand.  Old Thjodolf gave a start, and hla  fingers shook perceptibly ns they closed  over the familiar piece, a small round  bit of silver, Its rudely polished surface  graven  with-an  imago  of  Thor  na-ran's blessing upon his betrothal to driving his span of magic goats over  Ea   onfy daughter of the house- the mountain tops.   Many a time, sent  iold  such angrv consternation as that from the prophetess by the hand of his  Thich  flooded  ihe  elder    Norseman's daughter on her returni fromi a visit: to  *-SSr nonToT3. '^rr.-eauaVrfy <H the sea-girt eyrie, or, as now by that  Scribe Directly ai the jarl recovered of one of his followers, it had been to  aCnbe-   "iiS5"*. ������. words, the volley    him  the precursor  of  great  good   or  fcreath sufficient for words, the volley  of abuse wherein his refusal was  couched would be accounted a curiosity  of rhetoric, In these latter degenerate  days of restrained passions and tempered speech.  It was not that there could be any  reasonable objection to the young viking; all Kongsv'old was agreed that  he was valorous and untamed enough  to realize the ideal of a daughter of  even this savags chieftain, known al!  along the outlying coasts for his past  deeds of daring and bloodshed. Nay,  it was nothing of the sort.   Long years  evil.  "Where Is ihe vala?" he asked, turning his head.  The messenger shifted from one foot  to the other, and his own eyes drooped  before the piercing ones bent upon him.  "She is at the hut of Lars, the peasant." he answered.  "Thy father?" questioned Thjodolf.  "Yes," answered the messenger; and  though his face still wore its uneasy  expression, he went on glibly enough.  ���������.'She came from her island home hut  two  days  since,   and   yestereven   was  l 7 VZ ��������� , ,,^V 7i,V ���������niv defeathis taken suddenly ill at the home of my  before the jar met 1-��������� ������?* ^tc** ' * ! father. She could not come herself to  imperious soul had ever known at the iml,.���������-ii���������i  flnmrer.  Sands of ThjalXe Svenson's warrior  father. Yet more savage times those  were, with petty chief pitted against  chief, neighboring jarl against jarl, In  wild warfare of rapine and the spear.  It was then that Sven, the elder,  -carried-.off by force the betrothed wife  of Thjodolf, while the latter was ab-  ���������M of the country of the  a that day forward, the  of   the   winsome   maiden. I  ,t ���������    ���������p    rnv,*.,iro" ! "ce of valet with entirely surface com-  r.he   mother   of    Thjalfe. ; posm.ep     and     w]len     pr���������sently     they  .sent on a i  Gauls. Fn  r.:itive Ir.r..)  who   becam  J:.*iew her no more.   Yet the adventur- i  oils  ravlsher  ceased   never  to   delight ]  himself with returning occasionally to ���������  the scene of his triumph, to taunt with ;  his     presence     Jarl     Thjodolf.      now \  through a. severe hip wound incapacitated for further active warfare.    But '���������  the valkyries claimed him at last, up- i  on  some  far-ofC battlefield,  and -Tlijo- ,  doif was left to have out his old feudal [  grudge upon the son of his enemy.  ',.    |  With   t'?(e   devil-may-care   daring   of :  ."his   race 'and   calling,   young   Thjhlfe, :  that night of the feast, lost not a whit ;  of   his   undaunted   self-assurance   be- '  Jore the battery of six or  eight score i  of wondering  eyes   turned   upon   him, .  much, le?s  the blazing ones of  the refuser of his petition.   .Standing proudly ���������!  ���������upright, he waited for. a brief space till j  the jarl's outburst had spent itself, his  blond  head  defiantly  erect,'his  broad. ;  hairy chest rising and falling, with its ]  deep,   steady  i-espirations    where, the j  lori-j mantle of fur,  thrown back, re-;  vealed it, and his muscular right hand  grasping   the : hilt or   the   Damascus.  blade at'his side,  trophy' of;some: victorious  raid  upon   the  regions  of  the  '  -mediterranean.  "What, then, since thou decllnest my  -Eiiit. are thy plans for the marriage ot  Itoskva?" he asked, coolly.  The purple tide of rage crept up over  lhe chieftain's sodden cheeks again.  "I might ask also, hound, what are  ���������those plans to thee," he answered Inso-  -lc:itly;   "but    since   thou    desirest    to  -��������� know, I shall betroth her to Olaf, the  -.son  of Thorvald,   when   he  returneth  - Irom beyond the western mountains."  It was Thjalfe's turn to redden with  - :.*anger.  "The black hell-skin!" he cried, sav-  warn thee of thy impending danger.  She cannot leave her bed."  The jarl rose to his feet with such  alacrity as his crippled limb allowed.  "I will go with thee," he said. "Hand  me yonder cloak of bearskin���������there is  no need of our errand being known to  all the household���������and my skees beside  it. Nay, blockhead���������there! Now thou  hast them.   Give them hither."  The young peasant was filling his of-  started  out  together,  he  managed  to  assuage his terror of inopportune ques-  ' tioning by leading the way so swiftly  i through   the   gray   darkness   that,  the  ��������� jarl, pulling porpoise-like at his heels,  . had little breath left for conversation  i hnd he desired to use it so. Along  ' rocky hillsides and through snow-filled  i valleys, over stretches of ice-sprinkled  | fjelds, their journey lay, with the  i moaning  promise   of   storm   sounding,  like the wailing of displeased mountain  ��������� jotuns,...above them; arid jusL as old  ! Thjodolf was gathering.breath to swear  . by all the gods in Asgard that Ire could  'go not a stop farther, they found themselves at the door of the peasant's  '��������� grass-thatched hut. Jarl Thjodolf was  i in ill mood to receive kindly the pro-  i plietie, counsels of even the vala. of  i Gryto,   whose   singularly   direct   fore-  ��������� warnings had been at once the reliance  j and the terror: of his. 'whole savage '  ! life. Ho declined haughtily the wel-  j coming drink-set before him by.Lars.  I Yet a chill of something .like fear  i clutched, his   hearf,  ..as, -.' turning,:   he  looked  down ; at  the-vala,: lying  half  buried in..a pile of goatskins near the  corner   fireplace,   her    face     carefully  screened from  the dancing light,  and  j swathed in coarse bandages.   -What. if.  she. were about to go hence, and in the  i mysterious light of immortality break-  | ing upon her inner vision, she had dis-  j cerned his stubborn purpose against his  own flesh and blood! ���������-.,.'  Jarl Thjodolf stood for several moments freezing inwardly, while his late  J guide and companion slunk away, with  an overwhelming sense of ��������� rellfif, to the  farther end of the room, whither his  father and mother had respectfully  withdrawn, in some embarrassment at  ,-agely.    "Thjodolf  Thorkleson.  wouldst | -thelr guest*s refusal  of  the  drinkin  thou marry thy daughter to a coward  --end a braggart? Is it not known in all  TKongsvold how Olaf Thorvaldson be-  .traj-ed ten of his father's followers into  the hands of the Gauls, when he was  -wounded and a prisoner among them?  7 swear I would never see a daughter.  ���������of the most hideous hag beyond Gjoi  .betrothed to him! Unsay "thy-resolve.  3arl!    It is the design of a madman!"  Despite -his-anger, the old warrior  moved uneasily in his seat. The hot  -words of the young viking stuck like  so many thorns of truth in his consciousness, but he was too stubborn to  give a.sign. Old Thorvald was a chief  of great possession.-!, and his word law  in all the country, which lay next the  .territory where he himself held sway:  'and since in his age and decrepitude-he  could never hope to make the petty  .sovereisnty his by conquest, he had  -planned that it might be possessed by  Ills children after him, if Roskva were  wedded to Olaf.   Then. too. he still had  ^r-dTeams^cf��������� power��������� oiii^of^a-U-^propoiitiGLii^  to his present circumstances, and he  knew that through Roskva. in -whom  his own imperious will was of divine  right most faithfully reproduced, he  could rule, even in his infirmity, the  dominion thus acquired.  Tet at that moment a misgiving as-  ' called him. Ke recalled seeing his  daughter touching hands again and  a.sain with young Thjalfe. in the dance  ot their last rr.erry-mikin.-r, and her  fair cheeks flush as hi-5 hands toyed  rw-lth her floating hair���������halr->s beautifully long and golden as ,-felf's own.  "Was It possible that here was the secret of her delayed acceptance of Olaf's  - .suit. In this handsome adventurer's petition?    As   the   dark   suspicion   grew.  --upon  him.   he  sprang  clumsily   to  his  4eet_  "Go!"    he   thundered,    shaking    his  ������������������ blenched li.*--*. in the face of his uninvited guest. "Go! Thlnke.st thou that  I will be swayed by thy Jealous slander? to give my daughter to such as  thou? Never! I thrust thee from my  <3ocr as I would thy robber of a father!  ���������Go!"  The partakers of the suspended festivities looked on with mouths agape  to fee young Thjaife, who waa in a  way their hero, run the old Jarl through  on the spot: but they were '7oomed to  ��������� filsappch-tment. He waited till the last  angry word was spoken, and the sav-  ege leader .'.1001"! dumb; then he an-  -6iv*T������.! with composure perhaps not  Absolutely fre- from mockery:  "I go as b������fittet!! n son of thine, .Tnr!  Thjodolf, for s.u:h thou wilt yet own  -me. I h.ivc sworn by the sacred riiiR  ���������that Rc.-'.'.v.: .-.hall be mine, as surely as  Od'.:i rt!'.:nK. For this lime, farewell,"  And    ho fore   th-*   wrath-choked    jar!  th" g  e/.t  door  closed  v/as  gone.  T. 1.'..  ,,......  '���������:   Sll  ���������Tn-' -1,  Mil.  iy tii;.  1.    A1  mis  1 the  Inter-  Tr.  fjiiont  P--I  >Mr,n  ��������� : * - - *-,  ;.- :���������;  1 * r ni  r   t<  )       Oil  :    ��������� -,!>(  LJV  -���������fihig.  as  he r,  *t oe-  norn. ,        .  When the vala spoke, it was in tones  so muffled that old Thjodolf, in the act  of seating himself near her, must needs  bend forward in order to catch her  words.  . "The gods are in sore distress over  thee,", she said, mumblingly. "The  Fenris wolf hath broken his chain, and  he rampeth and rageth, gnashing his  teeth in such fury-that the very walls  of Valhalla shake upon their foundations. Evil tidings fly fast, and it hath  come to his ears that thou art doing a  monstrous wrong to one of thine own  household."  The jarl's head and shoulders drooped  suddenly forward from the low stool  where he sat; his hands shook, and his  eyes stared from their sockets. It was  cominar���������ho knew it! But deep in his-  heart the fountain of his stubborn seif-  will was yet untrouuied. Perhaps the  =eeress divined as much, for she raised  herself eagerly on her elbow, taking  --vaT5r^however~t-ha-t--her--f-ace^was-sti-"-  m shadow as she clutched at the long  hair that hung over It.  "He knoweth thine evil way with  thine only child," she cried, "and that  thy domineering will alone standeth In  the way of her happiness!"  Then she sank back.  "The gods bid me tell thee that they  have sought to bind the monster, and  they cannot," she. went on, mumbling  igaln. t "He hath turned this way���������his  jyes glow like the lights of the far  north, and flame and smoke shoot from  .lis nostrils. There is no power that  an turn him from his path, and save  thy household from destruction, except be changed thy hard-hearted purpose of giving Roskva to the man she  aateth. His professed love is like the  shifting sands of the sea. His are the  ips of the perjurer, and he Is a cow-  ird as well. The din of tho battle hath  .10 music for his ears; the feast halls  5f Valhalla will never know his pres-  :nce. Curses shall follow where he  roeth. Oh, jarl, give not thy daughter  into his treacherous arms! There la  another, brave and true, who loveth j  ner, and hath won her love. Wed the  :wain, and thy house shall prosper and  no evil come n!gh It."  It was not a wise reference, this last  }f the vala's, to the young viking. At  ts utterance, the jarl sprang to his j  'eet with a howl of rage, his fierce eyes ���������  lashing defiance; but he Instantly  mecked himself. Thc vala had eom-  nenced muttering again, turning her-  iclf from side to side, as if she were  /veaving for hirn, like the nornir, some  !ateful web. Superstitious terror held  -lis wild passions in check, as nothing  >ise could have done. He turned from  -.he vala, however, and began striding  lavagely, despite his I.irneties.i, brick  ind forth ucross this earthen llnm- nf  ihe hut, his.weather-beaten face work-  ncr, and at intervals u smothered  pnwl escupin^ him.  Lars and his family squalled like a  rronp of Iwi'iges ,'ig-ilii:-l tin: wall :.i>-  losite. the on.'y s'gn of their apprei.-i;.-  llon being an indescribable expression  flitting shadow-like, now and then,  across the face of the son.  The vala still muttered. Jarl Thjodolf  continued to' stride wrathfully up and  down; but presently he paused beside  the vala's couch,  "I will make a great sacrifice to all  the gods," he said, with evident ertort  to speak calmly. "I will offer twenty-  goats and ten oxen, and at every Yule-  tide I will give from my own herds the  best boar, for the atonement at the  temple. I will do whatever the gods  desire, save that and that only. I will  never give my daughter to be espoused  to the knave Thjalfe! Never, never!"  hla voice rising. "I hate the hound!  The hag of NUlhelm claim us all, but  she sluill be the wife of Olaf Thorvaldson, and no other!"  The vala quickly rose upon her elbow  again, this time pointing with one  shaking finger at the Jarl, her eyes  glaring wildly through her straggling  locks.  "Nay, thou mockest the gods!" she  quavered shrilly. "There is no other  condition  save  this!      They  stoop  to  warn thee!   The Fenris wolf "  Hut her cry was cut short. Jarl Thjodolf seized his heavy cloak and skees  and strode to the door, with a vigorous  curse wherein near all the gods received honorable mention, and made  stormy exit without even the formality  of a farewell.  The vala pulled herself upright: with  surprising agility for one so ill. klckins  the goatskins right and left in her  haste. With a quick movement shP  plucked the shock of disheveied hair  from her head and flung It far from  her, revealing the baffled but undismayed face of Thjalfe, the viking. Lai>"  sat shaking with suppressed laughter,  but his wife flew to the door.  "Raise thee!" she cried to her son.  "Haste thee, boy, and be after him!  He is lame,, and the winds promise 11  storm; in sooth, too, he Is growing  old."  The youth rose with a sullen grunt  and obeyed unwillingly. He came bad:  after a few moments, however, aiTi  flung himself down beside the fire.  : "He Is not over feeble In his present  passion," he said with a gruff laugh  "He shook his fist in my face when J  came up with him, and threatened titling me down the rocks if 1 dared fol^  low him a step further. So I returned.'  A fortnight later, Jarl Thjodolf bad*  his friends to a great feast in celebration of his daughter's betrothal ti  the man of his choice, for O'.at Thorvaldson had returned from his expedition, with all the vainglorious boast,  if not the spoils of- victory, and ii  seemed that Roskva' had at last yielded  to the commands of her father. Then  was, however, no lack among tin-  younger men.of those, who railed savagely at the inconsistencies of younp  women in general, and derided the absent Thjalfe for a fool that he had no-  won the maiden whether or no, In spit-  or them all, instead of.leaving the fieh'  so tamely;,for he'had-not shown hlm-  >-e!f in Kongsvold since the feast ot  which, he declared tor.the jarl his love  and vhis: purpose.   ���������������������������'-���������;"���������;'- r;,  It was noteworthy,.at, this secom;  merry-making - that the old warrior  looked much the worse for wear. HI'  long auburn beard was more unkemp1  than usual, his garments hung awry,  and his eyes had contracted a habit of  glancing suddenly askance, in a nervous way entirely foreign to their usual  ferocious directness. ���������<  On the bench of honor: next him the  returned hero sat, his gloomy black  eyes fixed alternately upon the occupants of the long drinking benches and  the huge.closed door opposite, beyond  which the women of the household  were assembled, the shrill clatter'of  their feminine treble audible, now and  then, between the bursts of coarser  masculine laughter, wit, and boisterous  song. The scowling face of the braggart was held In small favor by the  superstitious retainers of the jarl. Yet.  for a wonder, to-night he was silent,  and the recounting of heroic deeds devolved upon less g'.fted narrators, of  which there were, luckily, no lack.  The feast progressed..Great tankards  of "ale, roast boars and huge flanks of  oxen, cakes of black fladbrod. fish and  fowl, and all the strange dishes o������ that  strange   land   and: time,   crowned   the  plenteous board, over which the r-jddy  faces  of   the   jarl's  savage    followers  ! bent,  and  air aglow  from  the light of  i the  wide,   roaring  fireplaces;   a   weird  ; fp.ntastic picture it appeared to the oli  j pagan's vision, as his oft-repeated po-  : tations   muddled   h!s  weakenci   brain.  1 through   which     the     vala's   dreadful  ! warning had-rung, day and night, siacc-  ! he received it-  j     Cowering  inwardly  In  dumb   nxpe-c-  kti)iiLon=r^iheifrHl!li.*Be*it&bf._  ' trying to shake off his foreboding, ruth-"  ly around   the   great   timbers   underneath.  He felt the hot breath" of thu monster scorchin-j his face as he gazed, unable to turn his eyes from the fascination of the terrible sight. Then, as one  blazing paw reached out hungrily toward him, and the wide, grinning jaws  stretched themselves closer, he uttered  a shrill, delirious scream to the absent  Thjalfe to come and take Roskva at  his will, and darkness engulfed him.  When Jarl Thjodolf woke to life and  reason again, he was lying on a pile  of reindeer skins in the hut" of one of  his peasants. His long auburn hair and  beard were singed close to his face, and  even the bushy eyebrows that overhung his aforetime .fierce eyes were  burned away. The muscles of one arm  were entirely useless, and it was many  a day before he regained his ability to  hobble about upon his crippled limbs.  Neither before nor after his first  sl*fht of the charred and desolate ruins  of his rude castle, did he reveal to  mortal man the hallucinations of that  terrible night of the feast. Yet he  firmly believed that his daughter had  found a tomb in the fiery maw of the  monster, till one day In the long summer, a half-dozen years later, when the  viking ship of Thjalfe brought back to  the Norseland shores Us owner and  Roskva and their little Thjodolf,- a  sturdy, mischievous urchin of four  years. In the old man's free forgiveness Thjalfe and Roskva found untold  good fortune, It would seem, for they  lived to good old age, honored and beloved, and the children of their children still dwell in the valley. As to the  Fenris. wolf���������well, the code of honor in  dealing with one's foes, either in love  or war, was even .more elastic in  Thjalfe Svenson's time than it is today.��������� "Waverley Magazine."  Modern Sermons.  The truly modern preacher  Discusses  every fad  That comes to public notice, ' '���������   .  If it be gpod or bad.  He  speaks  with   graceful  accent  '   On " Should Our Hair Be Dyed,"  Or tells his coiigreiraliOR  " The Proper  Way to Ride."  He wails " The Curse of Checkers,"  Or " Why We Leave the Farm;"  But none has used  this topic,  "Turn In a Flro-Alarm "  He talks on " Modern Writers."  Or " Can Our VotEs Be Bought?"  And sometimes he's just lovely  On " Thoughtlessness of Thought.  Some day an  innovation  Will   suddenly  be  sprung���������  Some  conscientious  preacher  Will turn liis silver tongue  To  Y.-ords  of hope and heaven,  And grace his voice will fill,  And  we'll  set more   religion  And  less of vaudeville.  -Josh Wink, in Baltimore " American.  For Rising, Not Passing.  A teacher in a New York public  'school discovered that somo of her pupils were deficient in the littlo amenities of polite life, and took it upon  herself to instruct them in tho graces  of courtesy.  She observed that whenever one of  the boys passed In front of the visitors  at the school; a strange, puzzled expression came into their faces.  The secret came out a few days later,  when, happening to stand near the visitors, she heard this boy ierk out, as  he shambled awkwardly by: "Baking-  powder."  She hastened to explain that the  difference between "Beg your pardon,"  which she had told him to say, and  "Baking-powder," which he had understood her to say, was wide enough  to justify further instructions.  er using every mean-i of drowning it.  for the present, as best he might.  If Roskva were only beside him! But  she had hidden herself In some far  nook of the dwelling, guarded by her  maids, refusing even to be present at  the betrothal, and for three days he had  had not a glimpse of her face. He was  beginning to long for it with a yearning unspeakable, and with pure human  perversity, now that his object was attained, he almost hated the sight of  Olaf's dark face. Well, at least they  could both go away with Olaf. -where,  for the present, all dan-rtr of the Fenris wolf might be averted.  The Fenris wolf! How the very  word filled him with sickening dread'  Hark! What was that? A long, low  roar. Into whose very essence there  seemed Infused a creeping, stealthy  presence, and which grew louder and  more threatening every horrible moment, until even the drunken "bondea"'  one by one hushed their uproarious  mirth, their faces becoming ashen aa  they stared wide-eyed at each other.  Jarl Thjodolf was conscious of Olaf's  springing to his feet and rushing wildly out at. the-door behind them. Himself powerless of motion, and his face  distorted with fear as those about his  board, he saw the Inner door unclose,  arid Roskva's maidens fly shrieking  through the long room, . while his  frightened guests rose to a manns thc-  inysterlotis roar still grew, encurnpn.is-  iiig them all, unci rushed, . stumbling,  howling, from the hall. A moment later he heard, mingled with the din of  their outcries, a de fening crash, an  the middle wall if l j dwulllng lopp'erl  toward him, overburne by a great  shaggy body that shot flame from every ragged outline, and surmounted by  a. hideous head from wlinsp fierce oyes  and wide-open jaw* Ihm- h"il clinking  smoke and a thousand blinding, rolling;  tonguoH of fire. Gray n;-ln:.-; di'oKvii  like foam from the white-hot fun;.;,  and wisps of-the long In:if curled  ix.1-  Tangled.  Few things are more joyous to an audience than the mixed metaphors of an  orator. The Irish' race is famous for  its contributions to merriment in this  particular. The "Academy" gives three  Illustrations:  "You are," said a late Lord Mayor  of Dublin, "standing on the edge of a  precipice that will be a weight on your  necks all the rest of your days."  "The young men of England," remarked an English clergyman, "are  the backbone of the British Empire.  What we must do is to train that backbone and bring It to the front."  And this is from a member nf Parliament: "Even if you can led these  peddilng little reforms, it would be  only like a flea-bite in tho ocean."  The Most Familiar One.  Some   Sunday   school   children   w������re  asked  If they knew what prophet fell  ott- a__wail_aid _dled Qn e_ little, ban d_  went up, and "Waq it Humpty Dump-  ty?" Its ewner asked.  And the Fan Went On.  The thermometer was doing business  at the new stand It had taken up at  number one hundred and something In  the shade, and, with the electric fan  in the corner, was about th-* only object in the room which showed special  evidence "of life.  "Pop," presently came In a small  voice from the sofa. "Pop, doesn't motion produce heat?"  "Yen, rny son, so keep quiet."  There was silence for a moment;  then���������  "Pop, doesn't all motion p/oduce  heat?"  "Yes, my son, air motion; even the  motion of moving my lips to answer  your questions causes more heat than  is necessary this weather."  Once more the sllem.5 wa:*. broken.  "Motion causes friction, does It not?"  "Yes." .,''���������-.  "And friction causes heat?"  "Yes."  A pause of several minutes.  "That electric fan over there Is In  motion,  Isn't it,  popper?"  "Ye;*, yes; don't bother me 30 much."  ���������Another pause. .      ,.  "Say, pop, If that fan Is In motion,  and motion produces friction, and friction causes heat, why don't, you ::top  It? It's hot enough, Inn"t It, without  any more motion  than Is  necessary?"  But there was no reply, and the fan  went on.���������Boston '-Journal.".  Some Hints For the Bride to Be.  plate.  OW that the season of summer weddings is over, brides  all over the country have  leisure in which to contem-  Among their many contemplations are those which pertain to the  acknowledgment of wedding gifts. To  acknowledge the receipt of one hundred and fifty presents, to thank the  donor of each in a way that carries  proof of life-long gratitude with it,  and to find one hundred and fifty different styles of expressing the same  sentiment can not be classed with the  easy tasks of earth. Unless she was  party to an elopement, no bride ever  lived in modern times who did not experience during the last quarter of her  honeymoon the difficulties of polite  correspondence. Those who were married ^ast June have passed through  the trying ordeal, but by those of next  June, or next October, a few suggestions of timely character will doubtless  he appreciated.  Although at the outset It appears  difficult, the job of acknowledging wedding gifts is really one of the simplest  known. It does not require even ingenuity or originality, all that is indispensable being a box of note-paper,  a pen and a bottle of ink. When the  young bride sits down to contemplate  her array of presents, her first perplexing thought is what she shall say  to the donor of each. Nothing easier!  Uncle Peter, for instance, has sent a  heavily upholstered chair with a spring  rocker, vyhat could be more fitting  than this, as a reply to Uncle Peter?  My Darling Uncle:���������  I can not thank you half enough for  your beautiful chair. It was awfully  like you, so soft and easy. Every time  we sit in 'it���������Charley;,.-and I���������we think  of you. You must come around soon  and sit in it yourself.        ,  Your loving niece, Clara.  P.S.���������Charley and I had a perfectly  lovely trip. It didn't rain a day while  we were away.  That, dear girls, is tho idea in crude  shape. Your feminine tact can doubtless improve tho quality of expression.  The principle, however, will soon become apparent to you. " No matter  what the gift is, always effusively Invite the giver to come around and try-  it. "Dear Kate, diop In any time and  havc-a slp'from your darling tea-cups."  "Dear Aunt Carrie, be sure and stop  whenever you are out this way and  let us pour y.ou. a drink from your  charming decanter." "Dear Cousin  Tom, your .cuckoo clock is a dream;  don't forget to set your watch by it  whenever you're in our neighborhood."  And so forth. No trouble. Sips from  tea-cups and" vinegar cruets; seats in  chairs and divans; catnaps on lounges  at all hours and food from forks. If  a rich uncle gives you a house tell him  to come down and live in it whenever  he feels like it. Follow this plan and  rest easily. Your temper will keep  sweet and no one outside will bo offended.  Carrying the idea a step further, it  will remain for sonic enterprising  bride-to-be to send out supplementary,  ���������notes with all her wedding invitations.  Well known is it that the gift feature  of a modern ceremony is far from being perfect. Duplicates continue to  come in, despite the" most judicious  hints thrown out beforehand by thc  bride-to-be and her near relatives.  Finally, when seven water-bottles and  six ice-cream sets arrive in one day,  the limit is reached "and the pretty-  soon-bride realizes it. Still, what can  she do? It Is too late to remedy the  matter, so the duplicates hold.the fort.  With what ease, however, could such  annoyances be averted by the adoption  of the Surprise Party system; the method which incloses with each invitation a request to please furnish cake  or to please bring lemonade. Applied  to a wedding, this method would work  like a charm. Duplicates among the  presents would be impossible, and a  bride would find her now home well-  nigh furnished with gifts, if proper discrimination was observed and enough  cards sent out. Uncle Paul, who cornered the market once, should be asked  to please furnish a set ot bronzes. Ho  can afford them, and thc note relieves  him of the necessity of thinking. Consideration, of course, should always be  observed, and Lhe value of the present  asked Cor should be measured by thc  pocket-book of tho relative1'to whom  the invitation is sent.  If next Juno's crop of brides, whether  they belong to the blushing class or  not, will adopt those well-meant suggestions, thoy will stave oft many an  *atf.?,vk of Amerlcatiltis.  Harry Hamilton in "Puck."  Value of Vegetables.  "In the matter of vegetable cookery,  Williams says that as peas, beans, etc.,  show a d-frfjeiency of potash salts compared with their nitrogenous nutriment,  in cookery this potash should he added  in the water in the shape of bicarbonate  of soda, and never to the vegetables  themselves," says a writer in "Good  Housekeeping." "Many Bridgets throw  away the water in which peas or beam  have been boiled. This is a great mistake. It" contains tho valuable salt of  the vegetables, is full of flavor and tha  very life of them. Without vegetable  salts we find rheumatism, gout, gravel  and neuralgia. In the cure of these diseases it follows that the use of certain  vegetables is desirable. Fruits contain  large quantities of potash salts, particularly grapes and lemons. Those who  need lithia for the blood aro frequently  told this; and if to procure these fruita  is not always convenient, cream of tartar can be substituted. Stewed rhubarb,  a popular dish, is not- recommended foi  rheumatic people, yet it can he made  almost neutral in.its effect by adding a  little bicarbonate, which also sweetens it.  "By all my observation in reading and  the studying of the chemistry of foods  I make this" deduction: That fruit nnd  vegetables aro the proper food; that  meats can be thoroughly discarded after  a certain length of fasting from them;  that a meal made up of-meat and potatoes is the worst kind of a meal for  the maintenance of absolute bodily rheumatism. Yet I do not abstain from  meat. I believe there can be a happy  consistency in our selection' from the  foods placed before us. A well-broiled  lamb, chop with pens need not be scorned by a man in good health."  The " Liner" of the Future.,  '������������������������-:  -Baseba'������-ln_Erance.  Genius; v. Chance.  There is in thing in all poetry so awful, so'nearly'unendurable by the render who is compelled by a natural instinct of Imagination to realize and believe it, as thc close of the Clioephoruc,  cxue;.t only Hie close of King l.ear. Tim  cry of Ugolino to the earth that would  not open to swallow and to save is not  quite so fearful in its pathos. 15ut tlie  skill which made use of the stupid old  clirr.iiclc or tradition to produce tli'.s  filial masLcrpiccu of tragedy is cn-cqual  ���������\\Uli the genius which ercaL d it. 'i'lio  legendary Cordelia hanged hcrsell in pn  son, long after her father's death, when  deleated in battle by the sons of Uon-  ci'il. And this most putrid and contemptible tradition suggested to Sliakrspearc  the most, dramatic and the moil poetic  of all scenes and all events that evci  bade all men not" devoid of understand  ing understand how much higher is tin  genius of man than the action ut chance,  how far the truth of imagination ex*,  ceeds nnd transcends at all points the  accident of fact. That an event may  have happened means nothing and matters nothing ; that a man such a-j  Aeschylus or Slinkpspearc imagined it  means this : That it endures and bears  -witness what man may be, at the highest of his powers and noblest of his nature, forever.���������Algernon Charles Swinburne, in-Harper's.  .Threw Away the Poison.  Sir Wilfrid Lawson, thc great temperance advocate, says that he never received a knockdown blow till, espying a  laborer walking along with the old familiar black bottle protruding from his  pocket, he entered into conversation  with him, and pointed out the misery  which had resulted from the bottle, and  earnestly exhorted thc man to lice from  its contents.  "Empty.the curs"d stuff away," said  Sir Wilfrid vehemently. "Drink something better than that poison."  The man was so overcome that he  took out the receptacle and emptied the  liquor into the road!  Sir .Wilfrid's face beamed with pleasure, and, handing the man a' shilling, he  said :���������"Take .that, my good fellow ; it  will buy you something belter."  The man, to th inlensc disgust of Sir  Wilfrid, immediately entered a public  house and -oont the" shilling in h 'er. (Jn  coining out ir \> If rid accosted tiie laborer and asked him why he bad spent  the money for beer.  "Paith, your honor, 'twas that J  thought you wanted me to "drink, foi  the bottle of poison 1 was alter throwin'  away was cold tay 1"  A Natural Cure.  "What Is the remedy tor poverty?"  demanded the leclun.-r,' In thunder  tonex. lie paused for it r-.-ply, nnd jur-  .'nit the pauso���������".i m:m In tho roar oV '  hull i-.i]!"'l n*iI: "Vim ri.'p''t trv the  cold cure."���������-Detroit "i-'rea Trosa,"  '-Tow  that baseball  has  been  Intro  iluced officially  in  France  thc  scenes  ive mny expect  to mark  every  game  havo been described as follows:  . The Umpire���������I say xe man Is out-out-  jut!   Now do you onnerstan?  Alphonse���������Sare, you are no zhentle-  man  Henri���������Par-r-don mo, but you are of >  ze canaille!  The Umpire���������Accept ze assur-r-ance  of my most r-r-respectful conslder-r-r-  ratlon, zhcntlemen, but you ar-r-e a  pair of or-r-r-azy monkeys!  Alphonse���������Oh, did you hear zat, my  poor fr-r-rlcndV  Henri���������-Alphonse, my brozzalre, he  has  Insoltcd  you  The Umpire���������Oh, go nnd sit on ze  bench and  lot ze game pr-r-roceed.  Alphonse���������You will hear fr-r-rom me!  Ilerni���������You will hear fr-r-rom us!  The Umpire���������Certainly, sares.   I will  gcevo you satlstactlone whenever you  weesli.   Only you must put ect off for j  a, least  tree weeks���������I  hat    so    many ���������   Christmas-Cards   In a sketchy    article    dealing  with  Christmas cards, past and present, The  London Daily Express, from .whose columns the accompanying sketches are copied, says :-���������"Thu most popular of all the  cards that are kriig sold this season,  however, are those which; have been spe*  cially reproduced from pictures specially  p.iiULcd lor tlieir jtlujcaiivs the King and  tjuocn; pictures of which arc given on  this page. Tlie Queen's picture was  painted by Hiss H. il. Uennclt, who al* j  to painted the original for several |  Chritstuius cards for the late Queen Vic- j  toria. The original painting for the.  King's card was executed by ilr. h'inne* j  more, a well-known member of the Koyal j  Institute. Tlio Queen's cuid measures  some eighteen inches in height and some |  nine inches broad. It is vety handsome- j  ly executed in colors on a thick card- |  board, with bevelled, gold-painted edges* I  The fact that Ghristmas cards are of so  much  better quality now than in  pre- j  Every cabin will be situated in the  best part of the ship and will bo  fitted with two chests of drawers,  a bathroom, a corkscrew,.nnd a ltniscle-  devclojier. Ladies will lie given special-  facilities for curling their hair, and setting the ship on lire at frequent intervals during tho twenty-lour hours. lm  tlie event of encountering bad weather,  four quartermasters- will be told off to  stand ait each corner of the ship to hold  her steady. Hanging tables will be provided for playing: billiards and ping-  pong, and a dance- will bo held every  night on the quarter-deck. The nicaU  wul consist of Ghotah-hazri, early tea,,  coffee, chocolate; plain, soda, breakfast;  (commencing- with porridge and ending:  with Bombay, ducks), light luncheon),  heavy luncheon, afternoon tea, cocktails.,  dinner-, coffee, cigars; nightcaps, etc;.  Special arrangements havo been made  whereby neither thc captain, nor tht*  doctor nor- the purser have any ofQcinl'  duties, but eaoh is able to devote hi*'  entire time to flirting with the lady  passengers, No oflicer is admitted intoi  this service until he has produced a-  certificate of good looks, dancing and1  flirting capacity, a gift for noting and;  reciting, and a talent for playing the-  banjo. '.���������    . .   ,  It has beep found by experience that,  passengers always know very much better than the captain and officers what'  ought to be done 111 the case of any emergency, and they will ��������� accordingly be  carefully consulted, nnd tho decision of  tho smoking-room-will be taken as final.  No delay will ever be caused by such a  tiling ns quarantine ,Qr. the necessity of  obtaining -pratique," aiid the ridiculous  claims of'Custom; House officials will be-  entirely ignored,  -j >������������������������������������������������������  A Fad in Society.  The latest fad of New York is-  "grain sketching.":'"���������-'������������������Ping-pong . has-  been retired .'���������.���������suddenly in favor of  this latest pursuit, and now thc lumber  yards are set to work supplying careful-  ly-plnncd boards on which the urtistio  social belles may gaze, nnd mayhap find,  hidden in the grain a picture drawn by  Nature, which, if sho have I1 true art- '  islio eye, she accentuate .... pen and  ink, nnd brings into full blossom tho-  beauties hidden in the lumber.  The hero of this la Lest fad���������in fact,,  its discoverer, and, in consequence, now  the pet of the society woild���������is John.  Theodore Bcnlley, we'll known to tho  world of art. He has mado Lhe discovery Lliufc in the gr.iin of all wbocls literals a picLure. The BcnLley eye points it  out, and then it is as plain as tho lettering on a signboard. A woman or n man  may ace it with half an eye. The Uent-  lcy studio looks like a lumber yard, so-  lillered is it wiLh boards of all lengths-  and widths. When you turn them over,  however, you 1. id an nrL gallery. Tho-  grain haa been "treated," and sLorie-i  aro told thereon. Thoy are all dcsLincd  to adorn tho places where society '  dwcllcth.  The craze might uoti be sr. bad if production along these lines w -re confined-   ,  to ilr. Bentley alone, or to other artists-  cqually. as clever, but, not    -.tisllcd with  securing specimens of,this     -id of work,,  the  social  beaux  and  belles  nre  daily,  trying ' to become  artisLs    themselves..  Hundreds of young women are hard at  work' trying to puzzle out pictures from  pieces  of cypress, or-a  chunk  of  pine.  And some of the results are wonderful,  to behold.   It .will . ot be very long before we see      e "grain-sketching''' face,,  though it is hoped that before that lime  .society will have  discovered something,  new.  Saving Expense.  Stranger���������One 'inpmeiit, please.    You.  l]  are n poet, I. urn told.  Scribbler���������Y���������e���������s, but I���������er���������havo-  not published very much of my work as-  yct. "  ���������       .  "Exact'-.   That's why I called."  '"Eh?    Are you a publisher?"  "Xo,.sir; 1 am general agent for one  of the greatest money-saving invcnlions-  of lhe age."  "Um���������I would certainly like to save-  money."       ..  ,  "���������Yes, that's it, nnd I've got the thing  lo enable you to do.it. It's a lillle rubber stamp wilh the. word-; 'Declined with  thanks' on it. ,You write your poem,,  put il in an envelop", -'ip in a piece of  paper wilh thode \, I'lls on it. address,  the envelope lo A' .elf. open t)hu envelope, read the slip,.throw tho whole lot  iu the wn-jlri-ipcr'-'inskcl ��������� and I! -re-  you are. You .1 save ten timi-i its cost.  In postage sla'ips every week."  A Woman's Age.  Mr. Youngwed���������Do you mean to say ���������  you"are"J!*ryears"oId" to-day ? ~Whyryou���������j  told mo six months njro, just before the ���������  wedding, that you were only 21.  Mrs. Youngwed���������Yes, I know; but,  my dear, I've used so rapidly since we  were married.  ���������1.,^.��������� hi n  ozzalt'o duels or ze same sort zat all j viou.i years means a correspondingly in-  *' -���������-���������-*���������    -       creased  cost" or  manufacture,  and   the  origirnl paintings for some of this year's  my llrno Is taken up day an' night.   Is  It aKieedV   Tray bong,  messieurs.  They all bow extravagantly, and Al-  phonsb and Henri kiss each other on  tlio cheek us they retire to the bench.  The game then proceeds.  Snuff Be I  You   make people sick���������-  You keep yourself sick.  Cure that Gold.  You  can  do  it  if you  exercise-  common   sense  and  use only DiV  Agnew's Catarrhal Powder.    It relieves colds and catarrh.  ciird3 have cost������over  .-CI00, the card be-   and, cures  headache  in a few min  ing sold at the moderate price of Cd.  Christening the Vintage.  Katie nnd Willie nre twins, njred five.  During a recent visit to tlieir grand-  pnrnnts, who live in the counLry and  keep chickens, the twins were cautioned In tlieir strife to see which  could find the most e,j!*s, nevar tq, take  away  the    nest   eggs.     Cine   morning ��������� nnt person who has been specially prom-  i incut during the  previous year.    Thus  Garibaldi and Bismarck  have  both  fig-  utes.    If you  have common sense  and catarrh you will use it now,  ,,    , ,      ,,     ..       -     ..    _ ..        Rev. L. McPherson, of Jefferson St. Churcti  tacfi year when lhe time for the male- 1 of Christf BuflaIo,N.Y.' says:-" Dr. Af-new's  ing of wine comes round the owners Of Catarrhal Powder relieved tne in ten minute*  vineyards on the Moselle, in pursuance ^and is a blessingWrnankind."  ���������r ...   _'...: ..     .���������.���������;.,   ���������*,���������!���������,.���������'������������������ +U, I  ' Thk Ubsuline Sistebs of St. Bernards,  ot a  very ancient custom,  christen the , GraIlii i.v,,KS; N; Di*k.', state :-'��������� We have'rei.  vintage with the name of some import-    usinp  Ur. Agnew's Catarrhal.'���������;Powder  in  our  institution.    We find it a very good reinedy."  K.-itio reached a ne^t first, and, seizing  the forbidden ejrg, started for the  house. YVi'He hurried Mter lier, shouting: "Grandma! Grandma! Katie's  siit the ess the old ho;i measures by.".  Lincoln knew or ,"n rrl jraiinv.nl advertisement which road: "Smith and  HiiBJ-s, Clu-nic;:..! Suhuol for lir-y.-s. and  i.Tirls.' .*-'���������!>dHi t:'.-."-'-.-:-. t'n bAyj and  i;.I;;v,j the ulrl.!."���������"-'-.'h-.i'.-Jinastcr."  The  Great South Amer!-*/*1  can Nervine Tonic  urcil as sponsors of certain Moselles, as is first a nerve food and then a phy-  wci;   as   the   Kinptror     William.    This j sician, searching- out and strength-  M'wS.nrb^ v,e bocIy  yard owners of the Moselle, says The of man, woman or child. It means  London Jixpr,."*?*?. having a pretty Vil for :'nerve, health, vigor, .hope, liveli-,  Angiophobe*-. hnve christened their wina ' ness Hghtheartedness and life. 28  after Mr. Chamberlain.  ^"S.*.r.*������r&tt^?m&ztts8Ffaxrrvr^.%*T*~-" <u/  Mr. Dooley on the Truth About  Schley.  ������������. W-** tues'wi WsusCiiina J*'"*> prow**-"'  ���������t������ H lv thin .another In mo ������ast  n life," said Mr. Dooloy, *' 'tis  &. that whin n-..* cr.unUj.ry called  me to so to th' Spanish war X  ���������was out. I owe me rayspictiblllty an'  me high standln' among me fellow-men  to th' fact, Ilinnissy, that where th  shot an' shell fell thickest, ; wasn't  there. It I had finny chlldher, th  proudest title Iv fame, as I-Iogan says,  I cud hand down to 1'iiin'd be that I  ���������nlvcr or.- th' shores iv Cnbia. 'Uhll-  dher,' I'd -W, 'ye'er pahpah's life was  mot entirely free fr'tn crime. He had  Wo triflln' faults, was something iv an  cii-.bes.'.-lcr. a little lv a safe-blower, an'  ojcaslor.. 'Iv a murdherfir. He dhrank  ���������U-io much, an' bnte ye'er poor mother,  th*:. now is dead, or wud if she iver  ���������lived but wan thing he nlver did. He  l*tv������r took a hand in th* war in Cubia.  There ar-re no dents on his armor-  plate.*' J'd have Congress sthrlk? medals fr tV absentee h'ayroes: 'To Martin -Doolev i"r not belli' prlslut at th'  t>������Hie iv ������������r..laso.' Or: 'In reconltion  iv gallant absence fr'm th' baltle iv  Manila. Sweet an' proper it is to remain at home t'r wan's counthry.' lie  hiving. Hinnlssy, if a man's brought up  befure a judge on a charge iv larceny,  th' coorl says, 'Anny prevyous convictions?' 'No,' says th' pollsman. 'Five  years,' says th' judge. 'But he was a  hayro iv th' Cubian war.' 'Make it  life,' says th' judge.  "First they wns ITotson. He kissed  a girl, .an* ivrybody says: 'Ilang him.  Kill th' coal-scuttler." Thin they was  Dewey. He got marrld, an' th' people  was f'r makin' malhrimony a penal  oflince. Ye raymlmber Gomez. Y--> r������-  call, Hinnlssy, how th" corryspondints  used to poke their way to th' jungle,  ���������where he set makin' his simple meal  iv th' leg iv a scorpyon on' a piece' iv  sugar-cane, an' offer him th' freedom  iv th' city iv Noo York whin th' war  was over: Well, he wint to Noo York  las' week, this George Wash'nton iv  th* Ant Hills. He was met at th' fern-  boat be a rayporther that twishted his  head around to take a phottygraft lv  'him. an' called him 'Manny,' an' said  he looked like Mike Feely, th' aldher-  man lv th' third ward, on'y darker. A  comity iv seegar-makers waited on him  an' ast him to jine their union, an'  that was all th* honors he had. Freedom iv th' city, says ye? Oh, he got  that, an' all iv that. He was free to go  an' come without annybody payin'  anny attintlon to him. He was as free  ' as th' air, because th' polis didn't know  him. If they'd known, he might've  been. locked  up.  "An' now It's Schley's turn.   I knev;  it  was  comin'  to  Schley,   an'  here  1:  comes.    Ye  ujed   to  think  he  was  a  ������rran" man, that whin ol' Cerveera come  out  iv   th'   harbor  at  Sandago   called  out, 'Come on, boys,' an' plunged into  th'  Spanish  fleet  an'  rayjooced  It  to  scrap-iron.   That's what ye thought an'  that's   what  I  thought,   an'   we   were  wrong.   "We were wrong, Hinnlssy. I've  been  r-readin' a thrue hlsthry  lv th'  campaign be wan iv th' gr-reatest his-  -toryians, now employed as a clerk in  th' supply stores iv th' Brooklyn navy-  yard.   Like mesilf, he's a fireside veth-  ran iv th* war.   He's a mimber iv th'  Martin Dooley Post No. 1, Delinders iv  th'  Hearth.    He's  th'  boy f'r ye.    If  iver" he  beats  his sugar scoop  Into a  soord,  ye'll think ol' Farragut was a  lady cook on a lumber'barge.   Says th'  liistoryian:   'Th'    conduck   iy   Schley  -durln'   th'  campaign  was such as   to  bring th* bright blush iv shame to ivry  man on th'  pay-roll  iv    our    beloved  counthfy.    'Tis well known that whin  ordhered be th' gallant .lawn D. Long  to lave  Hampton Roads,  he thried to  jump overboord an' swim ashore.   He  was  chloryfornied     an'     kep'    undher  hatches till th' ship was oft th' coast  ��������� iv Florldy.     Whin   he   come   to,   ho  fainted at in' sight iv a Spanish ditchn-  ry,   an'   whist  a  midshipman  wint  by  wid a box iv Castile soap; he'fell on  th'   deck,   writhln'   in   fear,   an'   exclaimed:  "Th' war is over.    I'm shot."  Off Cyenfoogoose, he see a starvin' re-  concenthrado   on   th'   shore,   an' cried  out:   "There's  Cerveera. . Tell  him    to  come  on boord  an'  accept me  soord."  Ho was knocked down be a belayin'-  pin in-th' hands iv th* gunner's mate  an' carried to Sandago.   Whin th' ca-  tiff wretch an" cow'rd.see brave Cerveera comin' out iv th' harbor, he r-run  up th' signal: "Cease flrln'.   I'm a prisoner."      Owin'   to    th'  profanity    Iv  dauntless Bob Ivans, which was eristn'  in a dark purple column at th' -time,  Cerveera ��������� cud  not' see  this    recreent  message; an' uttimpted to r-run away.  Th"   Ametlcan   admiral   followed   him,  like th' eow'rd that he was, describin'  ��������� a-loop that-I'd dhraw_f'r_ye_if_th'_head  bookkeeper'd Hnd me a plncll, an' ram-  min' th' Ioway, th' Matsachoosetts, an*  th*  Oregon.    His face was r-red with  fear, an' he cried in a voice that cud be  heard th' lenth iv th' ship: "He don't  see  th' signal.    I've  surrindered, Cerveera.   I'm done.   I quit.    I'm-all in.  -Come an' take me soord an' cut off me  buttons. Boys, fire a few Iv thlm eight-  inch  shells an'  atthract his attintlon.  'That was a good wan.   Give him some  more. It-run alongside an' ram him If  nlclssary.      Rake    him   fore   an'   aft.  There goes his bller. Now perhaps he'll  take notice.   Great hivins, we're   lost!  He's slriKln' befure we can surrlnder.  Get out  me dlvln'-shoot,  boy,  an' I'll  go afther him an' capitulate.   Oh, war  is a tur-rble thing!"   I haveattimpted  to be fair with Admiral Schley.   If I'm  not, it's his own fault an' mine.   I can  on'y add that 'tis th' oplnyion lv all th'  boys Ir. th' store that ho ought to be  .hanged,  drawn,   quarthered,   burnt  at  th' slake, an' biled In oil as a catiff,  eow'rd, an' thrallor.   'Tis a good thing  f'r   th'   United   States   that  me   frind  Sampson come back at th' r-rlsht moment,   an'   with   a   few    well-directed  wurruds   to   a,   tillygrafl   operator   secured  th'  vlothry.    Ol'  Loop-th'-loops  was found lyln'  head  fit si In  a coal-  bunker, an' whin pulled out bo th' legs  exclaimed; "JEmanuei, don't shoot me.  f'm a Spanish spy'in dlsgeese." '  "So they've urrlsled Schley. As soon  as th' book come out th' Slcrety lv th'  Navy Issued a warrant again' him.  chargln' him with vlcthry���������-an' he's go-  in' to have ��������� to stand tlirilc f'r It. I  don't know what th' punishment Is,  hut 'tis soittcthln' hard, Cr th' offlnse la  onusu'l. They'se sure to bounce him,  an* maybe they'll give I1I3 Job to Cerveera. Aa far as 1 can nee, Illnnlsuy,  an* I cud see as far us mc fellow-  vlthran Maclny, un' somo nine hun-  dhord miles farther, Jiiinanuel is th'  on'y wan that come out Iv that battle  with honor. Whin Schley was thryln'  to give up th' ship, ho wits alongside it  ������n a stagin' makin' dents in th' armor-  plate with a pickaxe, Sampson was off  ivrltln' letters to himsllf, an' Bob Iv-  ins was locked in a connltt'-tower, with  1  life   prisoner    buckled    around   his  (vaist.    Noble  ol'  Cerveera done naw-  :hln* to disgrace his Hag.   .tie los' his ���������  ships  an'   his   men  an'  -his   bller,   an' j  vrythlng   except   his   rlpytation.    He j  laved  that  be  bein'  a good swimmer ���������  in'  not beln' an olllcer IV  th' United ;  states navy." i  "I shud think Schley'd thry an' prove |  in allybl," Mr, Hennessy suggested, .  pleasantly.  "He  can't,"  said   Mr.  Dooley.    "His  'rind Sampson's got that."  An Historic Spanking.  THE law does not take account ot  trifles���������"do minimis non curat  lex"���������but tho spanking of a  small boy nearly two centuries ago is  nentloned In the court records ot New  ���������\msterdam, as Now York was then  itnowu, and to that fact are wo indebted for the tellin;,- of the story In  that grave and gay lerjal liiugaxlne, the  "Green Bag."  June 24, 1C3G, on a beautiful, bright  Jay, little Jacob Clasen and his schoolmates were dismissed early, for it was  Saturday, and started from school to  Schreyer's Hook���������now Battery Park���������  Cor a swim in the river. On their way,  ivhon In tho plen.sn.nL rural vicinity���������as  it was then���������of Maiden lane and Wall  -itreet, a pair of gray squirrels frisked  across their path, and the boys gave  chase. Scurrying and scolding, the  nuarry fled toward a grove near by,  \nd dashed Into the intervening- pen-  patch of a peppery-tempered innkeeper, by name Jan Vinjo, who was .working in it at the time. Despite his shouts  of warning, the boys followed. They all"  got safely across al lop speed, and unrecognized, with the exception of Jacob, tho smallest and least lucky,  whom the wrathful Jan pounced upon  and caught, and then and there Hung  over his knee and soundly spanked.  Whon he was allowed to go, little  Jacob no longer cared to go in bathing  with the other boys at Schreyer's Hook.  He soberly picked up his fallen lunch-  basket and went home, where his quietness and lack of appetite soon produced a parental enquiry. His offence  and its black and blue results were revealed, and the family indignation was  aroused on his behalf. The Clasens,  doubtless, shared the partiality of the  time for corporal punishment, but they  strongly disapproved lis infliction by  casual outsiders. It was no business of  Jan Vinje's to^spank their Jacob.  Jan, however, had not yet cooled in  his resentment, and presently instituted a suit against Mr. Clasen for damages to the violated pea-patch by Jacob and his companions. The Worshipful Court of Burgomasters and Schep-  pens met, considered, appointed an arbitrator, and adjourned fof" a fortnight.  They then reassembled, and heard a  condemnatory report, from which Mr.  Clasen made a spirited appeal,  "since the children have not taken dr  injured anything to the value of ,a  pea's pod," and, moreover, Jacoh had  been already spanked by Jan. The latter point was new to the court. They  questioned Jan, who admitted the  spanking; whereupon they promptly  decided that Jan ."Vinje, having taken  illegal and forcible satisfaction at the  time of tho trespass, had thereby forfeited his right to further satisfaction  ���������under the law, and the case was dismissed.  Surprised.  "Are railroad employees unaccustomed to common civility from passen-'  gers?" asked a young woman yesterday, and to the expected "Why?" she  answered: "Last Saturday evening I  rode from the Reading Terminal to  Girard avenue, and as X was the only  passenger who alighted there I  thanked-the brakeman for getting off  especially to assist me, and incidentally  also remarked: 'It's too bad to trouble  you.' He cast a. look of enquiry at me,  and whon I repeated my remark he  seemed more than ever amazed."  "It's a wonder he did not fall dead,"  was the remark of her masculine  friend.���������Philadelphia "Record."  Bligg-erson's Degree.  Thomas Henry Bligserson  Lougtd  for a  degree.  " Like   to  sign  This  name  of  mine  With a tail of LL.D.,"  Said   he,  " Or a Ph.D., or a. plain A.B.,  Or any old letters would give me glee."  And he gave away  All his cash one day  -To a school-and-a.college -.and _a_llbraree._  Thomas Henry Bligjrerson  Looked for his decree���������  Watched   the mail  Till  hope would fall,  For a note to give him glee,      *.  "iou see,  He fully expected he would be  At  once  created an X.Y.Z.,  Or an LL.D.,  Or a plain A.B.; 5  But the poor man wasn't oven 1-2-3.  Thomas Henry Bllggerson  Now has his degree.  Each thing stmt  His  establishment  Bears mystic letters three.  You see.  There was no more cash In his treasury,  And he went down into bankruptcy.  So   the  credit men.  With a large fat lien.  Write "T. H.  Bliggerson,  C.O.D."  ���������Baltimore  " American.  An Infallible Barometer.  Here is a new use for brass bands,  discovered by "The Cornet," which I  presume Is the "organ" of the bandsman. To play upon a brass Instrument in the open, It seems, is much  harder when wet weather is -Impending, and vice versa. Consequently the  bandsman is an Infallible barometer.  There seems qulte'an appropriate degree of fitness in the theory. A bandsman ought to be at all times conversant with his air ; a cornet player who  could not raise the wind would make  a poor show; and I never met a  bandsman yet who was not prepared  to swear to the possibility of the outlook being dry. So taking him all  round, thc blower of brass ought to  ho facile prlnceps at the meteorological   game.���������"Pick-me-up."  And tho Lord spoke unto 3Iosos, saying, command the children of Israel,  that they put out of the camp every  iepcr, etc".   Numbers v., 1, 2.  At the first blush it may seem strange  that the Almighty���������who is all-kind and  til-merciful���������should have ordered to  treat the leper eo unmercifully ns to  lend him out of tho camp_ and keep him  tn isolation and solitude. Wouldn't it  bo more proper to comfort and console  him- to animate him with hope and  courage, and thus enable him to bear his  atlliction with patience and perseverance , It seems, however, that the commandment iu our text was calculated as  a sanitary measure; it was calculated to  guard tho people's health, for leprosy  was a contagious disease, hence the leper  had to be sent out of the camp in order  not to spread the disease among the  people.  It is true that in a literal sense the  words of our text have no meaning for  us, because leprosy in its ancient form  does 110L exist any more in this nor in  the old continent, except in China. Yet  in a figurative sense we may infer from  our text that the Almighty also cared  for the moral health of liis people.  There is a spiritual leprosy which attacks and injures the soul and renders  it unlit for godliness aud holiness. There  is a spiritual leprosy which, according  to au aueieul commentary, consists of  hypocrisy, slander and dissimulation.  That spiritual leprosy is prevalent in  every city, every community, every congregation and every society. That spiritual leprosy appears in different forms  and in different degrees.  There are individuals who disguiso  themselves and assume a pious and sanctimonious attitude in the presence of  others. They scrupulously observe the  most ancient and most obsolete ceremonies before thc public, while within  thc four walls of their home they violate  the most essential religious teachings.  These individuals are called hypocrites.  We are, however, not justified in de>  cpising and condemning them as long as  they are true and loyal to the principles  of humanity. There are, agaiu, other individuals who, too, put on au air of religiousness and righteousness, and who  devote many hours during the day to  prayer and supplication only foi- the  purpose of deirauding and deceiving  their fellow-beings. They show friendship to their neighbor; they, greet him  witli a smile on their, lips; they cringe  and fawn, before him, hut as soon aa  they turn away from him tliey curse  and blaspheme, him ; they hatch plots  in the dark against his security; they  are like Brutus, they stab their , best  friend behind. These are the genuine  hypocrites; these are aillicted with'spiritual leprosy, nnd they should be treated like the leper of old, with isolation���������  yes, we should shun them, for such  characters are dangerous ; they are a  menace to society.  The spiritual leper, yes, the In'poerito,  is a miserable and selfish creature. Ho  is constantly planning and scheming lo  further his own welfare, even at the disadvantage of others. Tlie "whole world  may go to ruin if he only remains safe  and untouched. He always overestimates his own worth and undervalues  the merits of others, lie is blind lo sec.  his own faults, while he is sharp sigiited  to detect tho least discrepancy in his  neighbor. And the older such a man is  the more detrimental is liis company.  Scripture says, "And the high priest  shall see bim, and if the hair in.the  plague has turned white . . . then  the high priest shall pronounce him unclean*" This passage intimates the idea  that ho who is already advanced in age,  and whose hair has begun lo turn white,  yet is imbued with hypocrisy and dissimulation, should be declared unclean,  and unfit lo associate with.  The leper of old was unclean himself  and defiled others who touched him.  Such is also the case with the spiritual  leper. He injures his own soul and inflicts harm and pain upon those who  comein contact with hiiu. Is there anything "more painfiil~th~an~the discovery  which we sometimes make, namely, that  the friendship of one upon whom we  looked as our own brother suddenly  turns out to have been disguised under  a mask of falsehood and hypocrisy ? Is  not such a discovery liable to slacken  the tie which binds us to our fellow-beings, and does not our science suffer by  such a discoyery T |  The leper of old was sent out of the ,  camp. Such is also the fate of the hypo-.  elite in our present any. As soon as ho |  is detected he is ostracized from respect- '  able society. His life becomes then 1  ���������worthless and unreal, because it is dc-  ���������roid of the happiness which is derived  from fellowship. One of thc ancient j  rabbis used to "say, "Give me friends or j  give me death !*' * Another sage, we arc i  told, placed himself in the open  s! reet '  Fai-fumes ana Beauty.  And now tho ladies' magazines ara  saying that to preserve one's beauty-  and enhance one's attractiveness, perfumes are necessary. They are also  stimulating and 'refreshing, especially  lavender, lemon, rose and violet. They  may prove even more beneJicial by destroying disease germs. Tlie liberal use  of scent on tho handkerchief is calculated to make it antiseptic and to destroy the germs in it. The use of a  perfumed or antiseptic hnnilkcrehief is,  therefore, consistent with tho dictates  of bacteriology. Ko thai:, instead of  prai*ti?in * a luxurious habit, a woman  who puts fccnt on her handkerchiefs  may actually be doing good, to her  neighbors by cheeking liic ilisuibution of  infectious materials. The linsi.-. of all  pcrfui.i-.-s is an essential oil of some kind,  derived cither nnlurally from 'lowers or  leaves, or iir.ilieinlly hy a synthetic pro*  ec.-'s. In cither case liie essential oil i-J  a powerful antiseptic, ami possesses ilia-  ii.H'cliii'r pvopi'i-l.i's not lcis in degree  llian tho-ii* 01 carbolic acid. Queen liliz*  abetli ot I'-ii-jl.iud pcrlttmuil her wigs  with SiMiii-li li'til.icr sieciii'd in musk.  In the liu.'.iiuirs of 1:1-h 1011ablc ladies  perfumed candles were burned, and per*  tunica blocks or cake-, were thrown into the live in order lo lill the air with  fragrance, and colters containing expensive scents were kept Iwu-iing in the  room. A kind of scented lozenge was  used to perfume the bic.ilh, and wigs or  one's own lochs were scented. The old  process of pprfumiii<: the hair was hrst  to wash it thoroughly, drying it carefully, and then heavily impregnate it  with the odor from a burning pastille.  The head was losely covered with a  cloth, the pastille being held under the  cloth, iirst on one side of the head, then  on the other, as near the roots as possible. In Paris to-day a lashionable  hairdresser will impart any perfume do-  sired to the hair. It is done by dusting  the scalp thickly with finely powdered  orris root if a violet odor is desired. At-  lei it has been thoroughly rubbed into  the scalp hot, dry cloths aro wrapped  about the head. "Finally the powder is  carefully and thoroughly brushed out.  The delicate fragrance like that of violets is delightful, but it is ns short-lived  as the bloom of the Hower, and the  process consumes hours. Kvery woman  may not care to go to the trouble of  perfuming her hair, but it is well to perfume slightly all dresses, clothing and  bed linen, as well as one's stationery.  Don't let the scent go beyond a suggestion; never strong enough to be very  noticeable to others. If perfumes, a3  some will tell you, exercise a very marked effect on certain temperaments, they  should be chosen with deliberation and  discretion, if you want to be lovable and  amiable. A violet-scented atmosphere,  for example, makes those who arc surrounded by its influence affectionate and  peace-loving. Women of lovable natures-  are always fond of violets. Heliotrope  usually finds devotees among tbe dainty,  neat and rather unassuming dispositions,  ���������who dislike fuss and notoriety. Kose  perfume is most frequently used by  those warm-hearted, unimaginative temperaments who are inclined to extravagance and.have a disregard of the-more  serious issues of life.  Fruit as Pood and Medicine.  That fruit has many uses besides pleasing the" taste is well, known, but tho  exact, properties ot each "kind are'not  so Weil understood by the cousum.-rs,  and a few suggestions on the subject  may not' bo amiss. . -  l-Vuit alone will not sustain life for  any great length oi time, but helps lo  furnish a variety in the  diet.  II stimulates and itnproAcs appetite  and digestion, relic es thirst and introduces water into the syslci.i, acts as a  laxative or astringent, .-.liniuiates the  kidneys and supplies' the 0 giinic sails  necessary to p   per uulrhui it.  If  the  medicinal  uses  of  fruit were  understood  and care taken to  use the  - appropriate   kinds   much  less     medical  treatment w< uld  he needed.  Among t1 ��������� laxatives are figs, prunes,  dales, nectarines, oranges and mulberries.  The astringents are blackberries, dewberries, raspberries, ' pomegianates,  <|iiincps, pears, wild cherries, cranberries  and medlars.  The kind3 used for diuretics aro  grapes, black curr.ints, peaches, whortleberries and prickly  pears.  Tlio refrigerants are red and white  currants, gooseberries, lemons, limes  and apples.  Apples are useful as a stomach sedative and will relieve nausea and oven  seasickness.  Graphs and raisins are nutritive and  dcmulcent,_mnking_thcrn excellent for  tho sick room.  Bow a Story Is Written.  Harper's Weekly is responsible for tho  .following :���������  Mr. Anthony Hope has evidently no  desire to make a secret ot his literary  methods. Here is his record of a day's  work. "Let us suppose," he says, "that  1 uiu bidden to write a sliort story. I  arrive at my working den at 0.-1.3, and  read my letters. The rest oi tho day is  much ns follows :���������  "10.U0���������Put ou writing coat;, find a  hole in the elbow.  "10.03���������Liylil pipe, and sit down in  large uriiichair by  the lire.  "10.10���������Who tlie deuce eau write a  story on a beastly day like this '! (Lt  was quite nice wcaUicr, really���������that's  the artistic temperament.)  "10.*lo���������I must think nbc.ut that confounded story. Besides, L don't believe  she meant anything, inter nil.  "11.15���������1 wish the��������� these���������peopto  hadn't asked mo to write for tlieir���������  paper I  "U.45���������llullo I    Will that do?  "12.00���������Hang it ; that's no use t  "12.30���������1 suppose il 1 happened to  have a head instead of a liiruip 1 could  write tliat story.  '���������12.40���������Yes I    No!      Uy Jove, yes !  "Whore's that pen?    Oh, where the   All right, here,   il    is 1      Now,    then.  (Scribble.)  "1.00���������Lunch I Good ; 1 believe it's  going.  '���������1.30���������Now I'll just knock it off.  (Scribble.)  "2.15���������Well, 1 don't quite see my'way  to    Oh, yes, I do 1    Uood !    That's  not so bad.  "3.00���������Ono, two. three���������three hundred  words, a page. Well, I've put that in  good lime, anyhow I Where's that  pipe 1  . "3.15���������1 think I'll fetch 'em.   Pitched  in passion, by .love !  "3.40���������Oh, 1 say, look here! I've  only got about twelve liiindrnil words,  and 1 want two thousand. \\ hat the  deuce shall I do ?  "3.50���������1 must pad it. you know. She  mustn't toke him yet, Hint's all.  "4.00���������She can't lake more than a  pnge accepting thc fool, though; it's  absurd, you know-  "4.15���������Oh, confound it !  "4.45���������Now, let's see���������two, four, six,  seven.   Good, I'm in thc straight now 1  "5.00���������Thank heaven that's - done I  Now, 1- suppose, 1 must read thc thing  over. I know it's awful rot. Well, that's  their lookout, though, after all.  "5.11���������1 rather like that. I don't  know, but it seems rattier original.  "5.15���������Il'ml I've'read worse stories  than this.  "5.20���������No. I'm hanged if 1 touch a  word of it I    It's not half bad.  "5.25���������Pretty smart ending !  "5.30���������Well, if there are a dozen men  Jn England who can write a better story  thim that I should like to see 'em, that's  all!  "5.35\-Puff, puff, pulT, puff ! Well, I  sha'n't touch a pen again to-day.'  "There it is���������How a Story is Written. By one who has done it. . .  That remark about* the 'dozen men in  Kngland' represents a momentary phase  of feeling, not a reasoned opinion."  ��������� Recommended Irving'. ���������  When he was a young man nt Oxford  John Morloy was eminent chiefly as an  amateur actor. Later in life he took a  good deal of interest in London theatres.  In the early seventies Jlr. Uatoman was  lessee of the Lyceum Theatre. One day  Batoman said to Morley, ''1 am at a loss  to know what to play next." "Why  don't you give IhaL tall young man a  chance' as Hamlet?" asked -Morley. The  "tall young man" was Irving, in whom  .Mr. Morley saw the 'possibilities which  were developed in after years.  Anecdotal.  Curious Bits of Nc--*-*.  . His Probable Yearn.  ���������Mrs. Kidder���������Dear mc! I wonder  what the baby Is crying for now? Mr.  Kidder���������Oh! For something to cry for.  I presume!���������"Puck."  and called aloud, '.'Come, ye people, unto J  me ; I have life for sale I" Crowds of  men and women gathered around him to  purchase the precious boon of life. The  Bage took out of a bag a little book  which contained the Psalms of David,  and he opened it* and read to them the  passage, "Who is the man that desireth  fife . . . Keep thy tongue from evil  and thy lips from * speaking guile."  Friends ! He who speaks nothing but  tbe truth and deals with his lellow-men  truthfully pains their confidence and enjoys their friendship and society, which  constitute his life's true happineSB.  Senant Fanners in the United Statss.  The number of farms operated by owners  in the United States, according to Mnhin's  Magnilni*. has Increased only one-fourth in  the tvrentv yenrs. while the reunnt farms t  bavc Klmost doubled. Following are the'  numbers nnd pcrcentfices of owners antl  tenants  by  divisions :���������  ' Farms Operated tiy Pcr-Cent.  Owner.**. Tennts. O'rs. T'ts.  North Atlantic . r>3G,7-M 140.782 79.2 20.8  South Atlantic . 53G.IW7 42.-.,.1!IS 55.8 -J4.2  North Central ���������1,5S3,SU G1'-.,72U 72.1 27.9  South Central .. 852,0-.'0 8U.--.MG 151.4 48.6  Western    20J.OU6     40,1112   83.4   1������.B  It is sometime.* di.'.'cult to keep raisins, figs and dales away from the inquisitive little ants and roaches, but  this is easily accomplished by pulling  them in paper hags that have been well  brushed over with Ftrong borax water  nnd dried before thc fruit is put in.  Tho little pests do not like the borax  and will not gnaw through tho sack  when thus prepared.  A fig split open makes a good poultice for 11 boil. It is especially useful  for gum-boil. A split raisin is also  good.  Lemons nre vo-y useful in health or  sickness. Hot lemonade is one of tlio  best remedies for an incipient cold, lt  is aI=o excellent in case of biliousness.  For malaria the "Uoman cure" is prepared by cutting the rind and ��������� :i!p of  a lemon'into n pint- of water, then boil-  inir until there is only a half pint. One  tc:i<*poonful is taken before each meal.  This has cured obstinate cases when  quinine failed.  Lemon syrup made by baking a  lemon twenty minutes and th n squeezing < ". juice*upon hnlf a cupful of sugar  is excellent for hoarseness and lo break  up  a  cold.���������The Christian  Work.  Margaret���������Have you any plan or system for being an agreeable guest ?  Katharine���������Yes, indeed. 1 always go  home a day or two before my hosted  expects me to leave.���������Puck.  "Maude's intended is ������. piano dealer,  isn't bet"  "Yes, and she believes him all that  his  instruments  are.''  Exercise in  Dancing.*  An amateur statistician, who believe-;  in dancing as a winter pastime, has been  calculating the dislait.ee coycreij by d_n.rj-  .cers in tlie course, of ,tn'eVeiiing.    He  finds tliat a waltz of 'average duration  represents,  approximately,  a  run   of  .1  thousands  yards.    This   is  the   longest  dance, with the exception of thc quadrille, which, with its four figures, covers  nearly 1,S00 yards.   The mazurka is only  equivalent to about 900 yards, and the.  polka  to- S00,  while  the    lazy- pas   de  quatre is barely 700 yards.   Carrying his  statistical    ingenuity   further,   he  estimates that the usual seiies of dances at  an ordinary ball, beginning,at  10  p.m.  and finishing nt 5 a.m., represents no less  than  0,000  step.s,  equivalent   lo  nearly  _thirly_milos_onJkveJ_groiirid._ Admit!ing  that dancers arc few in these "degenerate-  days who go conscientiously through the  entire list of dances provided for  their  entertainment,  thc   fact    remains   that  each man (and woman) who docs his (or  her) -duty, accomplishes a very respectable   amount   of   exhilarating   exercise.  The value of exercise from a physiological point of view is greatly enhanced by  its exhilarating effects, nnd thi-t is one  reason   why   the  daily   "constitutional"  fails to yield the healih-giving elf pels of  cycling, golf  or dancing, the only draw-  hack to  thc last-named boinjj (he lack  of fresh nir and sunlight, which tuld*s so.  materially  to  the  enjoyment and salutary effects of all forms of outdoor exercise.  'Accorditisr to "Vanity Fair," a celebrated surgeon met a youns officer in  Piccadilly- tho other il.-.y, and greeted  him with surprise: "Well. I am pleased  to see youl I am surprised! Do you  know I have a portion of your brain in  a Jat* at home'.'" "Ah, well," laughed  tho other, "i can easily spare that; I.  have got a berth in the war ofllce!"  In ono of his conversations with Augustus Ilaro, Chief Justice Morris saut  he was sitting on the bench in Ireland,  and al'tor a case had been tried he said  to tho jurymen: "Now, to consider thin  matter, you will, retire to your accustomed place," and two-thirds ot" them  wont into the dock. Another time- h*3  said, to a culprit: "I can produce rtve  witnesses who saw you steal that,cow."  "Yc3," said the prl.-ionor, "but I. can  produce live hundred who did not."  Ono of tho stories that Is going about  London just now deals with Slj: Henry Irvine's revival of "Coriolanus,"  "which has not been such a groat success. During ono of tbe kites.* rehearsals, a. consultation was held on the  stage between Sir Henry, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, who wrote the niu*-.le,  nnd Sir Laurence Alma Tadenia, who  designed tho scenery. "Tlnoe blooming knights." remarked 0. supernumerary. "Yes," replied another, "and that's  about ns long as the piece will run."  The Duke of "Wellington was once  much surprised by receiving a letter  which he read as follows: "Boing In  tho neighborhood, J, venture to ask  permission to sec some of your grace's  best breeches. O. London." l������e answered lo tho Eishop of London that  ho had great pleasure in assenting io  his request, though he must confess it  had given him very considerable surprise. London House was thrown Into  confusion. The note was from Loudon,  the great gardener, and "breeches"  should have boon read "beeches."  On being ushered into the home of  Dr. Parkhurst the other day, a visitor  noted that a mammoth tiger-rug was  spread across the floor of the reception-  room. In his surprise, he remarked:  "I should think, doctor, that you, of all  men, would bo the last to keep the emblem of Tammany Hall so prominently  displayed in your home." Dr. Park-  hurst smiled, and replied: "I keep the  tiger here to constantly remind mo that  my enemy is always near. Then, again,  I keep tho tiger hero to walk all over  occasionally."  It is said that not long ago Rear-  Admiral Kobley Evans entered a fashionable house of worship in New York  and took a seat far forward. He was  well but not vory expensively dressed.  Soon after the admiral had seated himself a man and his wife entered. He  looked uneasy, and pulling out his card  wrote on it: "Do you know I pay fifteen  hundred dollars a year for this pew?"  Not to be outdone In courtesy, Admiral  Evans took one of his own cards, and  above his name, which neccesarlly gave  his naval rank, wrote in reply:  "Well,  you pay too d d much."  A country minister in a certain town  took permanent leave of his congregation in the following pathetic manner:  "Brothers and sister?, I come to say  good-bye. I don't think God loves this  church, because none of you ever die,  I don't think you love each other, because you have not paid my salary.  Your donations are mouldy fruit and  wormy apples, and 'by their fruits ye  shall know them.' Brothers, I am going away to a better place' "I have  been called to be chaplain of a penitentiary. I go to jv.epare a place for  you, and may the Lord have mercy on  .your souls!    Good-bye."  In one of his terrible editorial articles  arraigning the Erie conspirators and  describing their lavish living, Horace  Grooloy used  the phrase  "Champagne  and Heidsieck."   One of the staff, after  the   paper  containing   the  article  had  been printed, caiied the great editor's  attention lu this slip, telling him���������what  he,  as  a  slrict  temperance  man,  did  noe know���������that Heidsieck was a brand,    the'decimais  of champagne, and to mention the two  together was as tautological as to speak  of "liquid and water."   Entirely satisfied with the power of his ar'.?cle, and  undismayed by the discovery ot an error  Ihat  seemed  to  hiin    immaterial.  Greeley said:  "Well, I guess I om the  only man in this office that could make  a mistake of that sort."  It   Is   said   that   the   r  Paris are filled with b.c.i:.-.  when the wheels are put v;i .  It is hard to get a goc.J I. d  "What   a   change  has   cr.mo  .   j.*   et  ,:   I- .it  iiu< Hon  1* them.  -.-?r   the  scene in a few years," s-.iys a Paris paper.    "And  may  not'p.  prrphecy re--  gardi'.ig automobiles be s-rfc-ly risked?'  It seems to be only a ���������uic-uon cf time  with most fads and fancies."  The  "Canadian    C-.~o'.'.o"     (London,  England),  prints  a parn~:'aph  stating  that a professor In  a Toronto college,  mado a test of the lit::-?,-;- kmwl*>dg"s  of 40 of the second-year siude**.'.!*. Ten  of the 40 could not mention .six playa.  of Shakespeare, 14 did r.<-.:  know who  wrote "In Memorlatn," 22 did not know.  Sam    AVeller,  SI    wero    unacquainted  with Falstaff, 26 could not mention a  book by liuskin, and ���������*."��������� were similarly:  ignorant  cf  Wordsworth  und  U:o-,vn-  lug.  Some days ago a nwnrr.i of bee.'? en-'  tered a roadside letter-box near llul-'  Ungar, in Ireland.   A number of letters-  were in the box, and the postmaster-  general ofv'erod a reward of l*.t o shillings (fifty cents) to any pirson dirlodg-  ing the be**.;.    This tempting o.'.'ev- resulted in the sending or a sungl.ig letter from the owner of th? swarm, who  threatened, if the bees were injured, lo'  take   legal   proceedings   against   Lord  Londonderry, as his own  offer  to remove the intruders was rendered fruitless by  tho refusal of the post-olllce  authorities  to  allow  the  door  of  the  letter-box to be opened.  During tho burning of tho Standard-  Oil Company's tanks at Bayonr.e. N.J.,  in July,  1900, an immense  column  ot-  smoke, shaped at the top like an umbrella,  rose  Into  the  air,   where  very  little wind  was stirring,  to an oleva-*  tion, measured by triangulation, oC13,-t.  -ill feet, or more than  two miles and*,  a half.   Above the column white clouds-  formed in an otherwise cloudless sky,',  and remained visible for two days, the-  flre continuing to burn and thc smoke  to rise.   After the explosion  of a gas  ill-tank flames shot up to-a height ot-  J,000 feet, and the heat radiated fronv-  them was felt at a distance of a mile-  and three-quarters, where it was more.  noticeable than close to the fire.  Houghton Hall, which is to be the  residence of the British heir apparent,  and of the Duchess of Cornwall on.-"  their return from their trip around thei.  world, enjoys tha peculiar distinction..  of being haunted, not merely by one  but by two ghosts. The one is supposed  to be the ghost of Dorothy Walpoler,  sister of Sir Robert "Wnlpole and wife**  of Viscount Townshend, a little brown,  figure who enjoy3 the credit of havings  dl.-tuibed the rest of King George IV..a.t  Houghton Hall, and of having scared.-  him away, cursing his hosts for having;  put him in a room which they knew tor.  be haunted. The other ghost is understood to be that of a member of the-i>  "Walpole family who was shot by hisr-  brother on the premises, which is supposed to haunt the billiard-room after-  dark. \  The old rule for obtaining one's expectation   of   life ��������� subtracting   you*R-  present age from 86 and dividing by-J-i-  ���������which has been floating the rountoj^  of the newspapers for many years, lau  no longer used by Insurance compan��������� -,-  ies.   The rule which was based upon 86,  years as the limit of life 13 now consld.--.'  ered obsolete.   It was originated by De-  moivre, whose name it boars; and was-'  used in his treatise on annuities, writr-  ten in 1725.   It was at first deemed coc--'  rect by insurance men, and was^ used.  by the Northampton Company In 1780   '  in  preparing  tables  when   life   insur-    -  ance was comparatively new.  By these*  tables a person of 20 mas- expect to live  33 years; one of 30, 28 years; one of 40.  23   years.     According   to   the   modern  computation a person of 20 may expect  to   live   42   years;   a   person   of  30,   34b  years; a person of 40, 2S yoars; a person of 50, 21 years; and a person of 60,  15 years:  figures being given without.   '  A Chinese Funeral.  A Human Curiosity.  "Grand, I suppw-?"  "Yes, and    upright  Philadelphia Bulletin.  and    square."���������  Bnlttii StBt������������A713,371 2,0?A?������������ BO  ������M  Of all  the burning tpicstions  That raise a mi'd    ian's ire,  Ihe hott*-������t of all is the one heard now������������������  "Who 3 fc* ing to build that lire ?"  ���������Cicetniiati* ('.'onimcrcuh���������  The Fellow Who rights Alone.   -  The felliivr  wlio  tights  the   fl-jht alone,  Willi  never it   word of cheer,  Willi never a rrleml Ills lwlp to lend,  With never 11 comrade near ���������  'Tis ho hun need of .1 Htnhvnrt hand  And n heart not given to 1110:111���������  lie Mrtigulcs fin" HIV 11111I mure than life.  The fellow who llclits iilone!  The fellow who llRlits the world alone  With never 11  fallier'n sauile,  Willi never 11 molIter's kindly tone  Ills  snrriiwftil   hours   to  guile,  "Who Joins the fruy nt the iliuvn of day  And lintllc-j till light in (Iiiwn.  Must   needs   he   stroiif*.   for   the   fight la  lona���������  The fellow who lights alone!  Ah.  hitter enough  the cinnlint  Is  With   every  I'elp   nt  lliiini,  With friend*! tit need to bid godspeed.  With spirits i'"it understand;  But fiercer fur Is the f.Rlit to one  Who slrtiRKli's nlnnj" unknown-  Ob. brave nml grim in the heart of Mm,  The fellow who fights alone!  God bless the fellow who fit-lits nlone,  And nrm tils soul with slreiiRtli!  Till safely out of the baltle rout  lie connu������'rlng rnmPE nt length.  Till far and near hito every car  The fame ol ht������ fight Is blown.  Till frlfnd nnd foe In the victor know  'Dip fellow who flRlitu alone!  ���������Denl*   A.   McCarthy,   In   The  New   York  Smi. 1  There are bad bargains that we remember, sometimes with regret and  often 11 little bitter amusement. Says  Mrs. E. D. Gillespie in her "Book of  Remembrance:"  "Hy father had taken some land in  Illinois for a bad debt, and this he had  never visited. After he had paid taxes  "on"it"for-several" years,-he- was-us-ked-  to sell the tract. He agreed to do it.  and named the price, which was the  sum he had paid for it, without the  taxes.  "The deeds were scarcely signed  when my father found that a city,  Peoria, was growing up on the spot.  He was naturally disappointed at what  seemed the Ill-luck of the occurrence,  but several years after his annoyance  was tinged with amusement. A man  came Into his ofllce and asked:  " "Are you W. J. Duane?'  " *Ycs.'  " 'Did you own the site of the city of  Pcoila?'  " 'Tes.'  '" 'Did you sell it for six hundred dollars ?'  " *Yes.'  "The man rose from his chair.  " 'Good-bye,' said he. *I only thought  I'd like to look at you.' "  The Swiftest Creature*  Greyhounds are the swiftest of all  four-footed creatures, and their speed  may be regarded ns equal to that of  carrier pigeons. English greyhounds,  which are carefully selected, and which  are used for coursing, are able 10 cover  ut full gallop a space between eighteen  and twenty-three yards every second.  Hew great an achievement this is may  be judged from the fact that a thoroughbred horse rarely, if ever, exceeds  nineteen yards. Moreover, lt Is said  that a hare at its greatest speed never  goes faster than at the rate of eighteen  yards. These interesting statistics are  exciting much comment among sportsmen and other lovers of dogs, and Ihe  opinion Is unanimous that M. Dusolier  has fully proved t.ho right of the grey,  hound to rank as thc swiftest of the  quadrupeds. Express engines only surpass them. -.   _j_. ..j J  A prominent Chinaman *.'-ed the outer day in Boston, and his fellow-countrymen, according to thc-ir custom, prepared   to  bury  him  with   the  rites ot  their race and religion. 5.-  The coffin was placed o::  trestles bathe middle of the street.   At Its hea*^  stood   a   small   table   on   which  wera.J  platters containing roast p.gs, j������ fowl"  and other food.   At the foot lay a mat.''  From   the  houses  on   either  side   toes  friends of the dead man came, in white-  garments, to burn joss-sticks and oiler  prayers.     The   dead   man's   son,   also  robed  in  white,  came out alone, and:  loosening  the  long hair  of his  queae-  until it hung about his face, knelt sob-  bing_on  the mat.  The Chinese as we see~them"~aro~������.7_  stoical people, but it was plain that  the son was a mourner In fact as well-  as in name, and if bearing counts toe-  anything, so, too, were tome of the*-  dead man's friends.  Meantime a crowd���������o"f white men-  was gat)K������lng on the sidewalk, and to.  a little while was pressing close about  the coffin and commenting nloud and."  cracking jokes. In the very midst of"  the service a photographer pushed t������  the front, and, shoving some of tSl*  mourners aside, ordered others i\. stand  where they were while he took a picture of the ceremony for an afternoon,  paper.  Let us suppose for a moment, says  the "Youth's Companion," that tli������  scene Is shifted from Boston to Pektav  that the mourners are Americans Instead of Chinamen, the rites Christian:  instead of pagan; now crowd the spot  with a mob of uninvited strangers, win**.  chatter in a strange tongue and laughs -  and having satisfied their curiosity, *���������������  away. Is it hard to Imagine the feelings of the dead man'*, son in elUan-  case?  Worse and Worse.  _~__ ������������������T*���������I  "'Cordin' t' th' statoots," Megtrr  Judge Wayback, as he stood up, TH  hev t* glv' y' ten yerea V th* pennyt*B������**-  chury."  "But," exclaimed the lawyer for tk****-  defendant, jumping to his feet, "tbarsb  are extenuating circumstances."  "They Is?" cried the judge In alarm.  "Ef I thought thet, durned if I -wouM-  n't giv" 'im fifteen yeres."  Teacher���������As I have been tell1*i*t TBB",  there are two general classes of wotk���������  ?rs. Tommy, does your fath������r at*ak������  lis living by using his brains or Iqr*"  using his muscles? Tommy���������Neltkatr.  >ae. mn'am; hs'a a poltce!na������i       ._-<k(j PriOTECT YOURSELF  "--ROM   T1IK   -SEVI-.KI-.   I'ld'ST   WITH    A  CHAMOIS  VEST  We have them to fit Men,  Ladies and Children, and  at very reasonable prices  ���������AT���������  Cdnddd Drug & Book Co  MARRIED.  l'.M.i.l.v-IJl-:iti;Eii. -On i hi.- ."illi insi. al  i hi" ii'iidiMH'e uf I l.li, Soilfv. hv i In*  lii-v. W.C. Ciildcr, .losi'jili 'C.ill'iii, nf  Kewls'nke. to .Aniiii.* Ui'i-ifi'i'. ni'  lllt'cilli-wiu-t.  DIED  .D*in Dunbar cunt" up front l'Vi-giiscm  (in .Miintlny.  .  .1. M. Harris, of the   Reco   initio   at  ���������Sandon. was in tin* city on .Monday.  ."Ui.ss Scnlt, who lni* boon visitiii'j  horu for tlu. past, few weeks, retiitiiul  to Kiiniloojis .S.'iUirilay i>voiiiiiK.  ('. 15. Iliinie, who 1ms been visiting  his (laienls in New Uiunswick for tin"  past six weeks, returned home un  .Monday inoinipg.  A postollice has been opened .-it  Ainu'**, near Sic-iinoiis, where (lu* mills  of I In* Sliimw.-ip Sliintfle A: I.iiinliei- Co.  are sil iialeil.  All I lie iiinvs ugonls on the western  divi.-iuii   of   i lie   (.. lJ.R.    have    been  f ilisinissed.  j li-'tiiriis from Allin in the Buri'.-iid  j eleeliiiii nie as follow.".: Foley 115,  j i\K Phei-son   7(i.    Dr. .Mi-liiiU"."*. 1.      lUe-  IJiiei*-on's   iii.ijoiitv  is   now   07, with  three polis yet to bear from.  It is ti'poited that a freight train  was wrecked last night this side of  Sic-unous, the engine was thrown oil'  [lie rails and two or three box cars  weie iiii.i'i* or less damaged. The  train eieiv escaped uninjured.  The pt-ON ineial legislature of  rSriiiisu'ii k has been dissolved,  new elect ion will be held on the  nl������ tin's inonlli.  The  "AS! 11  J'fssKi.i..��������� At the IJig IVntl. on .lanu-  .-ii-y 21:\\. John Kussei, aged "ill years.  NOTES OF  NEWS  Qiiailiille Club li-mnirnw evening.  (j. .Mel.eod. of Caiiiboi'iie,' is iu the  oiiy.  Ii.ii. t'atnplic-ll came in on Tuesday  niorniiig lo work on (lie .Mail.  ��������� A nice line of Children's Cots going  cbi'.-ip at Kevelslnke Furniture Co's.  Fred C. Elliot f, li.-u-i-ister of Trout  "l**ike City came in from the south last  evetiin*.-.  A bill is before the Senate compelling every railroad in the slate of New  .lei-sey to put two lireiuun on the  engine.  W. Wandell, of Tnronlo, has arrived  in I be cily lo lake charge of lhe dry  ��������� goods depart men I in 0. B. J initio iv  l.'o.'b new store.  Tlie Ferguson hospital was formerly  opened on Friday evening,Jami.-iry  :-!���������>! h hist. 1'liere was a large altend-  ,-iiir-e from Trout Lake and oilier  pi >ii ns.  ��������� W'e have n laige line of Bedroom  Suites uhit-h we will turn over cheap,  JleveUliike Fiirnitme Co.  Andy Craig'.-, .--tables at, Beaton aie  always ahead with first class rigs and  horses. Parlies contemplating ,-i tt ip  into Fish River should wire Andy for  a rig oi*saddle horses.  Commercial men who conteinplaie a  trip into the l,ar,leaii and Fish Hivir  camps are always sure ol" good equipment at A. 31. Craig'.*, stables at  Renton. Heft rigs and hortes on the  ioad>.  A sleighing parly of forly three,  -.under tlie auspices of the Fpworth  league, drove out to "Williamson's  i-iinchon Tuesday evening. A most  enjoyable evening was sjieut by the  party.  The Diocesan Synod opened in Mim-  ti-eal on Tuesday. A feature of the  Archbishop':- charge wasbisforliidding  the clergy of the diocese to many a  divorced person during lite lifetime of  t be other.  Government .Mcintosh and il. hi.  G'ilmore. M. L. A., of Vancouver, were  in the city on .Monday. Tbe governor  received a slight cue on bis left band  in tlie sleeper that, was tliat overlurned  hy the slide at Clanwilliain on Monday  morning.  "VV. R.Reid, of the firm of Keid .v  Young. left on Monday for tbe east.  During his stay in the east .Mr. Keid  will visit tbe Montreal and Toronto  markets where ,he will make tbe  spring and summer purchases for the  firm.  Joseph Gilroy, one of (he impersonators who voted for MePheison at  Vancouver in ihe recent bye-election  ���������was sentenced on Monday to six  Tiionths imprisonment and to pay a  -fine--of���������8*W.===Giii'o'j^vnRy"^^Ciebrgi?"  Fletcher.  Our new spring goods are now in  anil are the newest tbini'S mil. You  hail heller spring yourself for a new  suit. See samples in window. .1. I'.  ('i-essman.  .Mrs. M    I'eltipieee.   who   lias   been  lending a couple of mouths  with her  sou, H. I.\ I'ettipieee. at Vancouver,  returned on Monday much improved  in health.  (leo. 1(. Ross of Kent, County. Out*,  is in Ferguson to look after the interests of his deceased son. The estate  includes a one third interest in the  lllnck "Warrior.  The Street car strike is settled in  Montreal. The men won all tliey  contended fur. viz : ID per cent,, raise  in wages and lhe recognition of the  union hy the street car company.  Messrs. W..I. Jenkins, P. Crotty, W.  Russell, "While and others came in on  Friday last from Smith Creek and flic  lumber camps in tbe Big Iiond and arc  stopping al, ibe Victoria hotel.  The Chinaman who nearly killed .*:  fellow countryman at Clanwilliain  three weeks ago was commit ted fir,-  trial on Tuesday and taken down to  Kamloops gaol (be same evening lo  await trial.  Tbe cily put on ;t cultivator yesterday lo clean the weeds out of lhe ice  crop on tbe sidewalks. There is a  little improvement andj the ebance-  of getting mixed up in the .weeds has  been considerably lessened  No. 2 on Monday morning ran into a  sni>wslidu -it Clanwilliain and tln-[  sleeper and dining ear was overt ui-u������i.  hy tbesniHV. No person was seriiiii������l>  injured and only three or four person*  received slighl injuries,  Premier Prior bad better recall hi.*  policy antl stand by Lhe declaralion*-  he made al lhe Revelstoke convention.  His policy will not carry bis govern  niinit tluongh a session of Ibe legislative assembly, and the people will  have none of it���������uol even its ligbl  ra'ilways.���������Nelson Tribune.  The Ladies Aid of til. Andrew's  church purpose holding a necktie  social in the church on the evening of  tbe 171b inst. Tbe Hev. .Mr. Gold, ol  Salmon Arm, will be present and piw  a number of magic lantern views. An  excellent program is also being .-u-  I'.mged for.  In   the   reduction   (.f   rates   on   I In  1 lector Porier, who met with an  accident at. (he Northwestern Development Syndicate's stampmill at  (I'oldlields, was brought to tbo hospital  last Friday by Dr. Lazier. Mr. Potior  had his left wrist, sprained and his leg  hurt, besides a number of bruises to  Lis bead aud body. Tho IIku.m.i-is  pleased In announce that the injured  man is doing well ill tbe hospital.  There will be a  special  addition   to  i be   programme   of   (be    Ciiionatinu  Choir  Glee   and   Conceit     Parly,   nf  \\ est minster  Abbey.    Loudon,     Fug.  .Mr.   Dudley   Causton, a   well   known  Knglish   entertainer,   who   is   arcem-  panying I be choir, will give  a  special  humorous number entitled the Village  Concert.    Another humorous  number  on   the   programme   will    be   an   old  English   catih   song  ���������'Poor  Thomas  Day.'-     This will alVord a variation of  ihe regular  musical   programme consisting of madrigals, glees and ballads.  The Coronal ion Choir party appear on  Feb. "i'llli at I he opera bouse.  OUR ENTIRE STOCK OK  TO BE SOLD FOR CASH  AT ACTUAL COST PRICES  25 per Cent Off for Cash  on a!9 Dry Goods  .... Buift to Order Garments  .... For Ladies and Gentlemen  Are cut to individual measures and constructed by the  most expert Tailors. Only hand Jabot- of the very best can  produce a well-shaped collar and give to the shoulders and  chest thc proper moulding". On this depends the lit and  shape of the garment and the permanence of that shape.  CIR COATS  Will not develop those  unsightly draws and  wrinkles all along the  shoulders and clown the  front which so beautifully  and unmistakably adorn  all the ready-made store  clothes you can buy at  one half lhe tailor's price.  CORRESPONDENCE.  To tlm ICditorof the IIi:kai.i>:  Sin: Heferring lo the despatch  dated "Winnipeg, Feb. 2nd and llrd.  published in several Vancouver papers  regarding tbe alleged development as  Lo one of Lhe conditions in connection  wif.n recent seltlenienl of the Canadian Northern strike in AVinnipeg  being the ignoi ing of (,he United  Drotherhoos of Ifailway Employes,  and assorting that the different  branches of the servieb returning to  work have signed an agreement with  ihe company thaL they will not become members of the United Brotherhood of Hail way Employes now or  '.ereafler. and also si tiling that ninny  nf them have resigned their "membership.  1 am very glad to be in a, position lo  .-late thai, the whole despatch is  entirely without foundation and in  ibe ligbl of what has actually taken  place it would appear thai some interested person or persons in "Winnipeg  or .Montreal are responsible for Ibis  canard, deceiving you and therefore  (be public.  All the U. H. It. K. schedules aboriginally presented to the management of the ('. N. K.'at AVinnipeg on  .liine 80th last year signed on Friday,  the ih-d ult. as a result of negotiations  icopened by the company on the 17th  ult.. thereby obtaining for the  employes ol" that road rates equal to  those obtaining on die Canadian  Pacific Railway.  All fair minded   people   will   see   in  THESE ARE GENUINE OFFERS  AS WE ARE GOING OUT OF THESE LINES  ros.  LIMITED.  ���������.���������.���������.-.���������$���������15 to 335  Pulls from .  Siiit'from...  '.Dress Suits j*-*,** j.A     en  wis nn; offeriiii* nt...    ���������*������������������������' IW     OU  Trousers, all  the vvav  from     : '.  4 to  12  Ladle*,' llniti-Mti'ff i;oiiis  Overcoats mill Rain-  l*roM enats   -Cadles' Tailor-made  - nits   Ladles' Skirts:   Ladies' Skirls    315 to $35  16 to   75  6 to   25  fit   In f",5  We Carry the  Largest Stock  in Ih'itisli Columbia.  J. B. Cre.ssman, Art Tailor  MORTGAGE SALE  Uieat Northern  lines  in   Mriti*-b   Col- I the de.-.p.'iLch eomplained of an attempt  li. llowson has just received a large  consignment of Brussels Carpets.  Linoleums and Oilcloths- All new  goods. These goods will l>e on exhibition in our carpet department next  week. Just one door north of ran-  pi-esent premises.  A. -M. Craig still conducts tlie feed,  liver}- and freighting .stables at j  Beaton, and has .saddle horses and i  light and heavy conveyances for hire  at all times. If is daily stage for Cold-  fields and Camborne meets the  steamboat on its arriv.-tl and departure.  J<ast week the Tribune annnum-i'd  the anival of three youngsters in  Nelson, and made a mistake in each  case. One was annoiuit-pd as coining  two days ahead of lime: the second, a  day behind Lime; and the third was  called n boy when she was a girl.���������  'Nelson Tribune.  As February this year begins on  Sunday and has even 2S days, each  day of the week will occur four times,  a coincidence which has hnppeiied but  15 timesjn the last 1>!2 years, and will  happen but five limes in tbe next 50.  This makes February one of (bo most  symmetrical months on the calendar,  even if it has but four pay days.���������  Minneapolis Tribune.  on the part of organize*, capital lo  detract from the victory obtained hy  our hroLlierhood inAVinnineg with the  ulterior     object     o/     checking     tbe  iim'iia and Washington those between"  Nelson and coast points have also  shared. The rates to A aiu-ouver.  Victoria. Seattle, ett.. fiiimeily $ 1 .**. .V>  aie now reduced fo l*ili*i.7.3. and ������  cone-ponding reduction to all California points. From the .Mountain  station to Spokane (he rate is now  .ft! Ml.���������Nelson News.  A rather palhelic letter enquiring  of (be uhereahunts uf a missing son.  wa*- received in the city (hi;, week, a  porl ion of it reading is follows: "Me  owned a fat m al lSlkhorit. Mat.itoba.  Init rented it witli the intention of  going out Lo the gold mines and other  places: thai is the la0t beard of him  I am now   (57   and    feel    as   though    I  would like to know something of  him*       Tn    fht,   *,lM ������������������������������������ ,)f   ||)(.   Xootenay  as    he   n ,-is   a   good   bov   and   nevei-j iJiuLthei^tJippi-fti-Kd-i -^"tBimriTiRrt irri-i-  "~~ " tin-  Of Property  in   the   Town   of  Revelstoke,  in the Province*  of British CciumSiia.  L'mlcr mifl l>y virtue ol the powers of Mile  ci'iitiiiiivil in ii curl lit) iisoi'luagi". wliicli will  bu proilurcd nt tliu time of mi In,'there will lie  solil ijy public fiut'iioii on Satiiriliiv, (In.* ^.-jiJi  (Iny of I'cbruiin, lilltl. nt two o'clock, in Hit!  iiflci-iioon, lit thn Court Iluiisi", ltcrclstolti*, 1 lie  follmvinn prnpcrtv. munch-, Hit* huiitliu'uM  luilf of loi Tun (10'. in illuefc Si.v(fi), niul tin  soiitlin-1-.L linlfol Lot Nino (!)), in llloi-k Six (<i;.  Ton *i<-ft<! ol Kvvclsliifcu.  .Terms of Sftle���������Tun p'*r ri.'i]t of pur,-lift\f  nioiiuy ensh, bfllnnco within thirty <In>s frou:  ilutu of ^n]u.   .Siile snbjuct lo ������ resurve bill.  Further luriiis ullil coiiilition-. on ���������:pplie.L  lion to  JAMES TjWI.OK, Aifrttnncer,  Oi- lo  MAcnoxiJi.r.. areJiASTFit & oeaiiy,  Solicitors for the Vendor.  NOTICE.  Take nolicc tliat (liirty diiy.s after ilati* I  liituml to tipiily io thc Chief CoiiiniisMOiier of  I.niids aiul tvorlc** for a niiceiiil licci^o to cut  mill carry away timber from (lie folloivinj*;  (li'->t:ribcil laiifl.s:  Cuimneni'liiK at a post p inn ted 10 clitiins  not th of tlio north bank of Italfwity ereek.St  J-con Springs, Upper Arrow Lake, and nbnul 1,1  .-nilei from its mouth, aiul marked .lames  '���������Vliitu's soiuli cast corner post, tbence north  Ml clinlni, tbence west St) eliailis. thence soiuli  *-.ti chains, tlience east SO chains to the place of  commencement.  J'nted ilictub day of February, 190:i.  JAMES WIIITK.  MORRIS & STEED  GENERAL MERCHANTS  AUCTgOF* SALE  PUIiSUAXT to a IHstru*>n Warrant for Kent.  at tlio iiintruh'c of .Mi, .Milinii n^Jiiii.sl thc  jrooiU of .Mr. \V, Win.-snr, 7 I will ofl'cr fui" sale  ]nili]:clv all_ ilie s������������<"!������������������ -ici/.t'il iimier the stiitl  Manmir  MONDAY, FEB. 16. 1903  At Tun ii'ciof'k ill the ilfteillnnl],  nt tin" Mini" i.f Mr. 1'retz, l''ir.-,L Street,  JAMES TAYLOR,  Jliiiliff.  NOTICE.  Take notice tlial thirty days after date I  intend to apply to the Chief Com missioner of  Land.-, and \\ ork*, for a spec.'fil license to cut'  and carry away timber from the following  described lands :  Commencing at a post planted about one  mile cast of IJcep Creek mid about one and a  quarter miles oiuh of Galena Hay, Upper  ,irrow 1.likes, and about 00 feet soutli of what  is known as J. J. Foley'.*, farm, and marked  .lames White's north we&t corner post, tlience  son 111 101) oliMns, tlience east-10 chains, thence  north Hit) chains, tbence west 10 chains to the  place of commencement.  llnted the 9th day of February, 1908.  JAMES WHITE;  Fresh Grocers-is and Provisions,.  Miners' Supplies and]0utfits a.Specialty.  Front Street, 'Re^K������c������-,c-  ������������������^^���������^"g-J***"***"'.;-"*-*!-*-*'^^  10 $7 Suits for $3.50.  '!i>3.50 Suits "for $1.75.'  $5 Suits for $2.50.  $2.50 Suits for $1.25  $4 59 Frieze Overcoats for $2 25  McMahon Bros. & Company,  Limited.  NOTICE.  Five Hooined irou.se to Kent Furnished *.I2  per uionih. including water. Apply 11ijiia1.ii  Ollice or  MltS. If. r,AUGTI������AI>.  Second street.  EDWARD J. BOPHNE, I  'Revelstoke Station. Bourne Bros.'01d-.Stand.      J1   z i_- i  ���������**<t**i-*������-*i^t*^r*<>i*i^^^><^^  Notice i*, hereby siven that McMahon Bro*-.  i-'xtr.ionliruirv   ruili nn   the   ivirr ortill ��������� ���������"���������'' *--''������i!>P������-r'y. l-iJiiuwl, intmut to chance the  t.iiiivjtv e inn low's of C-in-irl-i in  m.ri.*   i "S'S."1 ,t.'"-' .-'"moaiiy ti.Tho Bii* Bend Timber  i.ui������,i.> tiiipiojt* ot i..in,io.i in  pai ti'.-   linrt rraclinif Coinpiiny. Limited.  til.-ir.   anrl     tlie    continctu   of   .Noitli'  America in <rer*eiul. to tlie .-.tandmil of:  ef|tiality. unity nnd pfi-foct   protoction |  t-nir-etl by the United    Rroihi-rlioud   of!  Hflihvay Employe.-. I  Trustinir (hrtt you  will, in  f;iirnr*ss. i  exi'eml   ihe   .-aiiic   publicity   to    tlii--!  cnnimunicHtion   sis   to   ti'e" ci-i-oik-ou  (lecpntcli.  Dnte.l Ibi*. 10th day of February, 100.1.  HARVEV, M^CAItTER A PINKIIAM,  '���������'> in Solicitors for the Company.  NOTICE.  f mn. vrmi".** f-iiLhftilly.  Fitv.lt. .I. IJa/.TijN.  Atjcnt, flivi.-ion No. m. I'.R.H.K.  V.-inrouvi-r. B.C.. Feb. :j,r<]. VM;.  Disgraceful   and   Cowardly.  ripfflec-fpil' writinfr i I'jrul.irly up to tin"  time Iyhsivi." .������t-iti*<l. His iiitnie i-  Willi.im    \Y.     .1.     iMi-C.inii. "������->\*lsnri  Xciv-s.  NOTJCE 1= IfhUKUV iirVEX that The Fred  Kobinion   i.umber    Company.    J.United,  intend ;o  ar.pli- to clinni**   the name of tho  r-onjany to " IIAItfsOK Lt:MBBK CO-MPAXV,  Limited "  fjatcd FHlirniiry I2t!i, 10O-).  IIARVKV ii'CAIiTI'.li it  I'l.N'k'lIAjr,  F������H-J-:iii,. f-olicltor-i for the Company.  NOTIOE.  nuli'i- Mi  Elector.-.,"  ptripr.*'     The  grc.il ilo.il of i-oiniii.-iii in the ciiv,  ivliir-h ha.-, iml. hi*i*uiil nil fl'ilti-mif-- to  Mr. T.ippin*,'. Tlie flKltAI.fi l.onlt lhe  lilicriy of nski/i^ ,\!i-. T.ippin^ if lie  tv.-is   tint   ,-iuthnr    of     ilit*     Ict.li*!-   in  ipit-s! inn. mill   his   n*plv   w.-is   nn i*m-    ph.ilic ih-iiinl.      "I kti.'i'v nnlliiiijc of it 1 "'Jr,,h '"'  <,'"li'">"  ="  tbe r-lac  until   iiifoiiticd   hy   Mi.*.   T.ippinjf on '  K'>inp lioiiii'.S.iiurfliiy cvpnini?. f nfvci-i  ivi-ot," nor "-ii^ifi-sicil ,-ui-h ;i Ictici-."        I  It .-l|ipi>.llS lO tllf! flKKAf.D lll'll. fh<"  illltlltir of for* lottr.'i-. ,-is wvll us Ihf f  pnpci-th.-if putilNfffl ir. Ii-i- done M,. j  Tiippiup; .-in iit*"p;ii.ih:*> injury .ind it i  is 'ilr. "J'.ippinjj"-'.-) tlitly not, '(*ii!y (o|  himiiclf, his wife nnd "I'nri'iily. hut. rr> 1  till"    citi/'-ns-   (fi>ni*i-;i!iv.    lo   Ipha-������ '  hf;i(!irt!f   'A\r>iriiini; to (In-      TkIoi nolicc tliat tlilrfv davs  after  dnt������ f  .���������mil   -.iu-iird    -RuIm-'m   T-ii*.    ["'n't to ������f.i;Iy io :ne ciil'-f Commissioner of  ������������������Hid   li-tlcr   h,ii ,������������������i,i.������l ..    L"',"]K "(l   ������'"���������*"������."���������"��������� n special license to cut  .-.nil   lidtl   Hits <.tu-t*[|,i   ���������,���������!  ������������������,- ,i���������y  timber from   the   followlnir  dsiicribed Ihii.I*.-: h  CninmcnolnKit ������ p("t planted on tlicnnrth  bank of Halfway i:reclc, St. I.eon SpHnKs,  I'Plrtr Arrow l.nlre. alynit 11 miles from Us  month and :n������ri:'Ml A. Hurler's south west  corntr t������i"t. thence e*ut ICO cbalns, 1 hence  koiiiIi lOehaiii-', tlience '.rest Hid chnfii.*.. thenrfl  of comrnence-  liatc'l the Tib day of Kebrmiry, I0O:t.  A. JJI.'TJ.-EB.  NOTICE.  Copyri'^hr  Permit us to dr.-iiv your  attention to the wisdom of  pre-jimting yourf.-iinily with  Lot  ..   .    Talo-* notice that tbirtr  days   after date  I  n.   I intend to apply tn tbe Chief Oornmlsuloner of  ,!������������������,, ������������������.,., .���������,���������|   ... ,i;., .-���������.,_��������� , I., ,),,    I f.anil* and WfirlHS tor ftupecfal license to cut  MtonL mil in nt-il  t i.li.-iow*-    hfiiuthoi"   ,in,| f.arrv Hwny.t.'niter from   the  folJowinK  ���������irid  prnsi-ctitf* him tti.thc lull t-xt<*nt of  dr.-ic-ibe'J land-:  in an unfai/inc; relief f*ir all fin-ins  (,(  (V,ii-;tH ami Jioat--cilc.-"<.  25c. and 50c. per  Bottle  the l.'iiv. ft is very f.'viilont tbitt no  mnn or wornim in tho city i*. sirfft  from lhe ;il liu;l<s of iinvcrupiiloii? nnd  cowiirclly uiitpr.s. when tht.* colmnns  of our esteemed rtinlciiipoiniy nru  iippdi-enlly tipen to the ptililioiHon of  sut. h letlors.  Cnrnmcnrlnir at arioit planted on the ������������������oiit.li  bank of Halfway Creek Kt. f.eon .Sprfiiii-s,  tapper Arrow I.alre and about 10 miles Trom  Its month and marked Stewart Tay.'or'K south  we.at eorner pom, tb������nenea<!tl<!0 cbfllnn, th**nci*  north -in chains, thenee w-evtlftlchain", thence  Hon tb 10 eliain.K to the pinc.''t.it eornmencement.  /Mted thc titli day of February, I'M?,.  ST-BW/WtT TAVr.OR.  The fii-Ht step tow/ird provifl-  inp; for them a Jiome''bf  their own.  A ptirt onlv of the amount  usually spent on pretty hut  useless presents will make  the first payment.  REAL  ESTATE  Is the basis of all wealth,  and you can now lay the  Inundation of your, own  prosperity while milking  someone else happy.  Call and investigate, wc  have other things to tell  you on th(������ subject of How  to Own a House of your  Own. .-'.':,.'"  LEWIS BROS,  Afj-enta Smelter Townslte  NEW  SPRSNG  STOCK  BRUSSELS   CARPETS   JUST   IN  Now is the time to choose a good Carpet���������  one tliat will last. We can guarantee these  goods. You cannot do better than leave 'your  order with us for one of them.  See our New Linoleums, Oilcloths, etc.  tj'iiderliikhiK, Embalming, Etc.  FurnvLuire  ���������  DeaJers, Etc  _Milckcir/i.*_A.--.'iiit'-'   E:.3n?*a*-*aaaa  NOTICE.  Take  J'ltKI'AltKI) OM.V IIV  Walter Bews, &!!:.,8.  Inii-'rt.'i.-it .-ind .Stutioiicr.    Next Iliinie Itlock  notice Ibat thirty dny.i after dale f  Intend to apply to the Chief (.nm*rili>nlniier of  f.and.i and Works for a .special lleen.He to ent  and carry away timber from the following  described lniulfi:  CcminftiitihiK al, a post planted on tlio west  sddoof fiownie Creek, about 100 -, arils sou I h of  ThomiiR Meredith's south west corner post, and  marked Alex. Tavlor's south east corner post,  tbence wesi ICO chains, tbeiiec north.Ill chains,  tlience east lfio chains, thence soiuli lOehalns  lo the place of commencement.  Dated (bis .'list day of JdHiiary, IdOS.  A I EX. TAVI.OIt,     I  NOTICE.  Take notice Hint, thirty dnra" after date f  Intend lo apply to lhe thief Oommfssloiier of  Lands and tt'orlts for a apeclal llcenso lo cut  and carry away timber from the following  described lands :  Commencing- nt a post planted about If mile?  from the. mouth of flalfwiiv fireek. M. 1/jon  Sprinirs. (jjijinrArrow bake, and marked Slew-  art Taylor's north west corner posl. thence  oi'=l 80 chains, thence south SO "chains, thence  west 80 ehnliis. thence north R0 chains to the  place of commencement-.  Dated the 7th tiny of February, 1U0.').  STinVAIlT TAYI.Oli,  OPERA  HOUSE  KKVKWroKK, II. a  Monday, fed. 23,1903,  THE C9R0MATI0N CHOIR,  GLEE AND CONCERT PARTY  Composed of adult- slneera who  took part In the {Toronation of  Their Majesties at Westminster  Abbey will appear a.* utiore.  B  H  5IBBALD������& FIELD,  -A.Q-.EJ.ISJ'TS   ^C  Real Estate iW $&  R. TOWMSITK.  HA TOWNSITK.  CKltAHD TOWNS1TE.  CAMBOKNIC TOWNSITE,  Canada Term alien t & Western  FINANCIAL"! ,-,^A,".l<1.* ^������t,^������': Corporation  Colonial Investment ami Loan Coiii]iiiny.  Insurance j  Sun Fire. Caledonian ^'Ire.  Caniidlaii Fire.   .Mercantile Kire  (iuardian Hrc.   Manchester Fire,  Alias Fire.  Northern Fire.  Great West Life.  COAL FOU SALE,  I Ocean, Accident nnd Guarantee.   Confederation J.Ifo  (.Canadian Accident Atisurancu Co.   Connecticut Fire  HOUSES FOB SALE AND BENT.  CCNVEYANCINQ. *>  J. D. SIBBALD, Notary Public.  HKVEL3TOKE. B.C.  CHAS. Al. FIELD.  Foil I'AKTrCUr.AUS SKK IlANDBn,I.S.  lleseiveil   Hit-   ������������������������������������������������ or.*'* i\R   at   Canada  lii'iiir ft   link Company.   Bed     of   Hall   and  Chi Ilei-les, 7,-ic. ���������  X HAVE IO? !.  The lurgesf. stock of the Iutest WATCHES,  CLOCKS, RINGS, SILVER WARE, CUT  GLASS, FASHIONABLE JEWELRS", Etc.  My many yetirs' experience enables me to buy  goods at lhe right prices, enabling tne to  .sell to the public at reasonable prices.  J".   G-TJT  BJLK.BEK/.  WATCH REPAIRING A SPECIAI/TV.  mr,.fe, tsyr^-iBttaarn^tMV^-^Sjjgm


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