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 V J    '   v,'-  ,K  i    .\  v..  /Ji  i  -^,**s*t  O  VELSTOKE  HERALD  ^_3STID  y/?  RAILWAY    MEN S   JOURNAL,  Vol    V. -182  REVELSTOKE B. C.    THURSDAY,  APRIL 2, 1903  $2 OO a Year in Advance  I ���������!.'  . HUME & CO  LIMITED.:  FRIDAY  EVENING  THIS,*STORE WILL BE OPEN.  COL. PRIORS  Q  O  *������  C  O  it?  3  (0  5  ul DISPLAY...  WE- EXTEND a cordial  invitation to all the Ladies  to be with us. You will  find thc MILLINE.RY  Parlor on the Second Floor  where Miss Ward will be  pleased to welcome you.  (0  o  ON SECOND  FLOOR ...  For present selling we  ���������; . ". "~ have opened New Carpets,  ���������.-*"/ Wall Papers, Bedding,  r "-, \ "���������  Pillows, Mattresses, Etc. *  ������*&  ^   *.*���������-.���������~���������:   *- FRIDAY  and SATURDAY  "Vv,,We. wil1   sell' Ram Lai's  ���������bS^visTea at 45c. "���������'��������� .- -  "-  c  o  "E  D  3  <n  C.  5  Victohia,   BO.  is   limiting   for   a  ,*.i-- *- ���������> -  k  lit  R  C. B. HUME & CO.  For Railway Land Grants Subdued���������Outline of Coming Legislation���������Commission on Mining Tax and Placer Grants.  ("-il'HCf.W. TO TUB III-.HAI.D.)  April 2.���������Kveryone  I10L lime when the  llonae meets this afternoon. It is  -t.-ited liim liefoic lhe deli,He on lhe  .iildres*-- the Opposition will press loi  .Incite W.ilUein'a leport on the Smith  Curli-> i.oiiiiiiii>*iiiiii and also enquire  into the st .ii lib of '.he recent lumber  leguliilion. Au infot mul Conservative  .caucus ��������� was held in Vimcotiiier on  Sal unlay .-mil last night the Opposition  held a -secret meeting to talk over  .-iltniik. The Govei-nment is evidently  riding for ,-i l'.ill as the ehlimates h.ive  already I'een prepared and will lie  presented to lhe House early next,  week. The Speech fioiii the Throne  will not I'm eciist .my important legislation lint a commission ������ ill he mentioned to deal with tho two per cent  t.iX'hnd the ctown grunting oi placer  claims. It i* slated that at the la**.!  moment the Premier has receded from  his position on the land grant, question  and that no further legislation regarding the Canadian Northern will he  ru'sontril. Dissatisfaction in the  Government ranks is the cause of this.  The Victoria push may at the lust  moment, however, compel hun to  retain so the old Hand. All lhe members of the Opposition are confident  Ihe Government will be defeated, lint  lhe ehlimates will he peimiltod to pass  unless political pup is too evident.  Hon. O. JE. Pooley will act us Spuaker  again this session.  The Oliief Commissioner will he  bombarded regaiding io,il and oil  licences in Smith East Kootenav. lt  is alleged that althongh no licences  have yet heen issued, promises of  same have heen made lo political  fiiends disregarding prior] applications  every way in oitlt-r.  THE SILVER  DOLLAR GROUP  W. B. Pool, the Well Known  Lardeau Mining Man's Opinion of this Property���������Should  Prove a Valuable Mine.  As the Fith Creek camp must of  necessity he directly triliutury to  Kevelstoke.   the   following   interview  camp  noted  -LIMITED.  CITY S0Lp,NS,^l  SCHOOL BOARD  <      ���������*���������*** V.' "-' - ^    -. -:-.  Interview the'.LotelrMemberon  Matters AffectinglCity's interest���������No   Quorurh .ait Cofiricil  Meeting.     ..J*'J ""/  "'   -    V  There was no.'Meeting, of the City  Council   on   Friday;*-owing    to    the  absence  of  the -Mayor  and half the  aldermen; The local memher.howevei',  hud wired a re'iuest;*to the citj* clerk  lo meet the civic "'authorities and Hnd  -out theii-wislies regarding t-he.eoniii.g  session.        '       ������jtl������   '"  A deput:ition,\.consisting ol Aid.  McLeod. MeMahon-; and Hume; School  Trustees Bennett, "Palmer and Floyd;  together with Cr." S; McCarter. city  solicitor, accordingly waited on Mr.  Taylor at his hotel,-and represented  the wishes of the citizens.   .  .1. W. Bennett, chairman of the  school trustees, spoke on behalf of that  body and requested that some arrange*  merits he mado towards providing free  school hooks. *Thc, Board, he said,  hac. sent a circular-letter to all the  school'trustees in the Province, and,  with two possible exceptions, the idea  had heen approved; of.^. It was stated  that in Toronto such.distribution only  cost,on an average, 11 cents per annum  for each child. This, on investigation,  would he found approximately correct  owing to the fact "that,only actual  text books were -provided, which had  an average life of three years. Slates,  scribblers, etc., were provided hy the  parents. The matter would be brought  to the' attention 'of the Ministet of  Education when he visited Revelstoke,  and steps would he taken to secure  joint action -with other Boards.  Mr. Taylor suggested that the Board  and City Council should pass a resolution covering the subject whicli he  -would be glad to endorse.  City Clerk Floyd promised to comply  with this request and stated that the  objections made came from Nulson  and Kelowna. A member of the Nelson board. Dr. Arthur, objected to the  proposition us he thought there was  danger of infection being transmitted  by passing books from hand to hand.  The objector from Kclowna thought  that the financial position of the province was not such that the necessary  outlay was possible. One suggestion  ���������was thnt threo or four provinces  should combine and issue a joint  series. Tho Board had taken stop* to  provide scribblers and ink for  the  scholars,'which  were sold at cost and  resulted in considerable saving.  Mention was made of alleged copyrights, hut did not ' receive serious  consideration, us all present thought,  this could be overcome.  Another matter that needed rectifying, Mr. Floyd said, was the stoppage  of per capita allowance when the  schojl was partially closed by an  epidemic of measles or scarlet fever.  The teachers' salaries went on and  other expenses. It would be better,  under,present conditions, In close the'  school altogether and thus lessen the  number of sessions which would  heighten the average attendance.  Mr.'Taylor promised to fake this  matter up with the authorities and  then matters the City Count il w*te  discussed, Mr. Taylor said that the  mayor had mentioned three matters lo  him, viz., water rates, localising  Chinese inhabitants.and the regulation  of cattle on the streets.  Mr. McCarter said that under the  Assessment Act all civic properly was  exempt from tax ition. and yet when  the city required water power Io inn  it's electric light system theie was no  similar exemption in the Water  Clau-ies -Act, and the city had to pay  the same as a private, individual. As  the rates for water were regulated by  the Lieut. Governor in Council, an  Order could easily be passed exempting  civic enterprises fiom these chaiges.  The electric light was not run foi  profit hut as an improvement to the  city.  There was alos an informal discussion regarding ihe confinement of  Chinese to certain districts, it being,  in tbe opinion of the city solicitor,  impossible to do so without special  legislation. The trouble was that  'some of the locations objected to were  made before the Act was passed ami  might be vested rights. Mr. Taylor  also promised to looked into this  matter.  The question of better communication across the river was also taken up  and a lot of valuable infoimillion  elicited, As, however, some of the  matters .discussed were of a semi-  private nature the HERALD, by request,  refrains from publication.  .   - Obituary.  Bv*'the death nf Mrs. W. It. Keid.  at Redlands.Califoinia, on March 22nd,  lievVlstoke loses one ot itsmost. estim-  Hlile-residents. '* The late fills. Raid had  liA'pd'in this'city for some years, and  her death at the early age of 24 years  i ame as a shock to- hei uuny friends-  Acting upon ihe advice of her physi  cian she some months ago sought iii  the climate of Call foi nia the restoration  of her health,and it was hoped that her  recovery would ensue. One baby of 0  months old survived her and the  sympathy of the community is extended to Mr Reid and the family of her  father, Mr. C. Brown. Immediately  tbe sad news was received Mr. Reirl  lett for California, wheie it ia expected  the interment will take place.  will be of gieat interest.  A Hrkald representative called on  Mi*. W. B. Pool, manager of lhe Ophir  Lade Co. and formerly 'manager of  ilie famous Nettie L. and Silver Cup,  with the object of ascertaining his  opinion regaiding another proposition  in that camp, which had been brought  to our attention, viz , the Silver Dollar  Group. A verbatim report of the  interview follows:  "After your visit to the Silver Dollar  Group, Mr. Pool, will you he good  enough to let Hekai.d readers know  what yon think of il?"    '  ������������������Certainly. The group in question  is an extension of the Btati ice, and  fuither down the mountain is joined  by the (iiiman. The sime niineial  belt that has been so much spoken  about on the Beatrice goes through the  Silver Dollar and consists of two leads  of highly argentiferous galena and I wo  leads of free milling gold quartz which  average 25 and fl feet respectively.  The two latter leads, which! examined  rather closely, have a similar appearance to thobenf the Ben trice and the  other fiee gold leads which assayed  very high, and I am J eertainly of  opinion that the Silver Dollar group is  equally valuable." 9  "What about facilities'*for,transportation?"     - -  "Thev ai e very good; anil in a short  time the product of the Silver Dollar  will be easily shipped. 'There is also  an ample supply of limber lor mining  purposes on the claims and a moie  than nifflcienc water power to run a.  stamp null is easily obtainable."  "As a prospect, do. you think the  Silver Dollar a good proposition?"  "Ceitainly. I_have very great faith  in the locality known us "Beatrice  basin," and while fully /aware of the  responsibility of a'mining man when  giving an opinion of thisjtinil.'have no  hesitation _ in saying tJiTit 'the Silver  Dollar .group, if. -ptopc-riv .handled,  should "devalop into ������,' valuable property. It's surlace-indicHtions lead  me lo infer a large body of ore in each  lead, which; in' every instance, is fully  up, to all appearances, to the values  obtained bv proved propel ties in the  vicinity. The Silver. Dollar has been  considerably improved, arid the work  done has much enhanced its value."  "Taking it all iu nil I consider that,  with a moderate expenditure of capital,  the group in question should take its  place as a regular and valuable  shipper."  When   asked about the progress of  the Ophir Lade and neighboring pro  perlies, Mr.  Pool  stated he was much  pleased   with   the  results,of   recent  The   development   done    has  will each year become more  as a shipper of the results of  milling operation." on free gold quartz.  There is a 20 stamp mill being erected  on the Kva aud It) stamps on tbe  Oyster group. On the Camborne  ttrotip. owned by the North Western  Development, Syndiiute, al, Goldfields,  a 10 stamp mill is already in successful  operation.  The end of ihe coming *-easoi- should  prove Fish Creek camp to he a very  valuable factor in an increased lode  gold production of the Province,  POLITICIANS  INTERVIEWED  ���������Complete   installation,   including   .  lamp, socket and cord, concealed work   work. __    $2.55; open work $2.20. Moscrop Bros. I conclusively proved  Ihat   Fish Creek   two years,  U B R E Concert  There was a large attendance at tin*  strikers' bunelit in lhe Opera House last  nighl, and one and all were more than  satisliecl wilh the evening':, entertainment.  Thu' fir-,1 number on the programme was  an overture by thc bund which was followed by a one act comedy "lei on .Parle  l'Vancai*-., or "French Before Breakfast."  The different characters in the play weie  well lepresentcd, R. H. Sawyer as Mr.  Sprig-gins, W. Cliambcis as Maj. Kullan,  a jealous husband, and T. H. Dunne as  Victor Dubois, a French gentleman, being  particularly good; .Mrs. Wilkes a.s Mrs.  Spriggins, Miss Corley as Mrs. Major  Kuttan, Mrs. Dunne as Maria Ann, and  Miss Dunne as Angelina were also very  good.  Mrs.   W.   M.   Lawrence and Mrs. C. J.  Wilkes each contributed a song, E.Taylor  and   P.    Boyd,   a   comic  duel;   J.   Theo  Wilson a recitation; and J. Taj lor, a violin  solo, all  of which   were well" received by  tlie andiencc.     A   selection   by the band,  "Cows   in   the   Col ton,'" was particularly  well   rendered and   heartily   encored.    A  farce   entitled,    "Wauled,"a   Confidential  Clerk,"   followed,    in   which  Dobbs,"   D.    Inches,   advertising   for  confidential clerk, finds  great difficulty in  procuring the right man lor the   position.  W. Chambers as Mi. Dobbs'sei ving man,  played his pail well.      The  applicants for  the posilion ol" "Confidential  Clerk," were  well personated   by Messis. Boyd, Soancs  and    Prof.   Hepburn.      Another selection  by the band brought the concert lo a close  An impromptu dance followed  the concert   which   was   heartily   enjoyed   by a  large number, lhe   music   being furnished  by Mrs.   Wilkes, Prof.   Hepburn, E.' Taylor, and R.  M....Smyl1ie. < . Special praise  should be given- thei/lalier gentleman for  his ."untiring., ."services at"; the piano,".* which'  were much   appreciated "by" the daYicersT  Taken. altogether' the   evening's   entertainment was one of the  mos'l  successful  ever given   in   the  city, and   resulted  in  netting   the   strikers    a   handsome   sum  loivaids the strike fund'*  LATEST NEWS  BY TELEGRAPH  The News of the World in Briei  As Received Over the Wires  From Every Corner of the  Globe.  Hartiikv, Man., Apiil 1.���������Seeding  began near here today. The Ileitis all  round are reacly for grain.  Shomoakin. April   I.���������1500 men and  boys  struck   in   collieries  owned   by  .,   , . j*.    ��������� i   ���������    .i    -u* _������ .    _   individual operators because operators  called to an editorial  iu the Kootenay   wanted thei{', to btart wo, k a hilf hour  Mad   of  March   21st   and   was  Kool< i later  and   t.ik  Messrs. Taylor, Green, and  Houston give Their Opinions  of the Present Government-  Prior Will Meet his Waterloo.  Thos. Taylor, M.P.P.. accompanied  by Messrs. Green and Houston, came  in ou Friday's train fiom the south.  The   local   meiiioer  had his attention  Fernie. Strike Settled  The coal strike at Fernie was settled  on Monday, as the result of n second  ballot after the miners had been  addressed hy members of the Mining  Association's conciliation committee.  The figures are as follows: Michel, for  liiO, against 15; Morrissey, for 02,  against 28; Fernie, for U, against 130,  a'total majority for of 58. It is  understood that the  agreement is fori  enough to give a HEKM.D representa  tive an account of the matter.  It seems that, ns usual, the Mail has  misrepresented and abused a political  opponent for alleged statements,  utterly without foundation. Mr.  Taylor said :  "It is perfectly true that at n recent  meeting at Ferguson I had occasion to  refer to Mr. Fred Fraser. government  agent here. I ceitainly did not condemn him, but only the methods  pursued iu this riding by the present  administration.  "The condemnation the Mail takes  so seriously to heart was simply a  comparison of the difference in the  administration of appropriations iu  this riding compared with the course  taken when I was a supporter of the  government.  "I consider that the local member is  the proper man to advise the Gorei'n  ment as to the needs of his constituency  and that the duty of the government  agent is to exercise thc poweis conferred on him by statute and instructions given by departmental heads,  f{.this course had been followed during  "Jonathan J tho past year. Mr. Fraser could have  :_��������� iv,.. _ remained much closer to his office  duties. I may further say that as I  had taken care to ascertain the public  requiiemeuls and represented the same  to ihe government, it. has been totally  unnecessary for Mr. Fraser, acting  on departmental instructions, I pie*  sume, to waste time and money which  should have been devoted to the public  service, travelling constantly round the  district.  "It is easy for * the - Mail to make  unsupported statements.- regarding  reckless extravagance; but I defy any-  'body to point 'to1 instances /of ..such a  'character while I: had any .supervision  of public expenditure. _ . , ~  ' "The Mail labouis under its usual  misapprehension in giving Mr. Fraser  credit for the "facilities afforded for  shipment of ores in the riding. The  only shipments made of -any account  Wdre from the Nettie'L. and.Triune in  the vicinityof Trout f,ake, and".the  road to Thompson's" Landing,* over  which these were hauled was built on uiy  recommendation and before Mr. Fraser  exercised control of the patronage.  Since his posilion of government agent  has been advanced to that of political  adviser the road in question has been  in very bad shape. This will be borne  out by Mr. Forbes, manager of the  Nettie L. and Silver Cup, or any of the  teamsters using it.  "As to my position as a member of  the Opposition; I was elected as a  Conservative to oppose Joe Martin and  could not~he a supporter of a govern-  ment dominated by that gentleman.  When Mr. McBride was elected leader  of the Opposition, having left the  Government for the same reason that  e a half hour more for  dinner. Plumbers and tinsmiths also  struck for nine hour day and ton per  cent increase.  London. 'April 1.���������Cambridge won  university boat race by six lengths in  19 minutes and 32J seconds. 11 was a  mere procession.  It is stated now that the Gamey  Stiatlon commission will not meet to  organize and to issue subpoenas until  the latter part of neut week. The  hearing of evidence begins on .Monday,  April 6.  In tbe legislature after a debate'  which has lasted two weeks and a day.  three divisions were taken on motions  and amendments arising out of the  Gamey charges. AU three resulted in  government majorities of five. Every  member of the house was present when  the roll was called, and there were no  pairs. The house adjourned at 11  o'clock p.m. until Monday.  Seattle. April 1.���������The street car-  strike has been settled and the union  recognized, but the question of  seniority between the strikers and  substitutes will be ("-decided by arbitration.  Colorado Springs, April 1.���������The  strike at Colorado Springs, which has  been iu progress since last Februarv,  14th instant, and the strike in the  mines at Cripple Creek, has been  declared otr by the Western Federation of Miners.  Employees ao the WnlkerviHe  bridge works at Windsor, Out., aro  on strike,for an increase of wage-*.  Carpenters at Vancouver stnick  yesterday for an 8 hour day and 40  cents, an hour. .**  -'..550 persons "left-"Toronto "yesterday f  for the grainfields of the west.  -. Miss Eva Booth. Field Commissioner  of the Salvation Army, will visit the  Klondike.  Spring Exhibition of  MILLINERY  "- -" -. Casino .Company  The Casino Comedy Co.. which plays  in the opera house  on   Monday  and  Tuesday comes highly recommended.  Dorothy Dene  the   "Tough   Kid"   is  well knowD at the coast and the Great  Schoene does an unique  upside  down  act.   The show  opens .with   a  farce  comedy      entitled     Mrs.        Browns  Troubles.     Other  members    of    the  company are  Drakero,   contortionist.  Cole and Ward, soDg and da nee artists *  and.Ernest Drake, blackface comedian.  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 3-4  THIS   WEEK.  ,     Threatened   Floods  Tbpexti-Pinely heavy snow fall has  convinced old timers that the Fn-ser  will be veiy high this year. H, A.  Hume, chief provincial constable for  ChilcoMu district said to the New  Westminster Columbian, "Look out  for thu highest water in the known  history of the Fraser. In Cbilcotiu  the snow now lies 14 feet on t he level  and the Lord only knows how deep il  is on the mountains." Should a warm  snap come soon he predicts a flood of  even greater dimensions than the  disastrous freshet of 1800.  two Reception Days  YOU   EXPECT   OUR   OPENING  to be a complete demonstration of the  Fashions���������IT SHALL BE.   In num- '  ber,    in    nicety,   in   richness.      We  have never  equalled   the   Display  to  which we   invite  you   on.  FRIDAY  and SATURDAY next.  ���������r  OPEN EVENINGS ON THE  DAYS ABOVE MENTIONED  Days of Splendour  Days of Welcome  i      * *  REID & YOUNG,  DRYGOODS MERCHANTS, REVELSTOKE, B. C.  MAIL  ORDERS   PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.  I withdrew my support, it became my  duty to cc operate with him and 1  shall continue to do so.  "Had   I   not  gone   into opposition  when   I   did,    it   would     have   been  necessary for me to do so last session,  owing to the action of the government  in  proposing an enormous land grant  to the Canadian Northern.   Such traR  contrary to   the   platform on which 1  was  elected   and   the land grant was |  withdrawn solely  through  the efforts  of the Opposition led by Mr. McBride.  The saving of several million acres ot  land to the   Province is ample  justification for the course we pursued.  ���������"As -the���������Premier.-in an open~Ietter  to   the  electors   of  West   Yale,   has  re-ifflrmed    his    advocacy    of   laud  subsidies I  can pursue no other course  than remain where I was Inst session."  Asked   what  he thought regarding  the ability of the government lo carry  ou   lhe  ulfairs  of  the  cuuntry,  Mr.  Taylor said:  "Considering the result of tha  elections in North Victoria and West  Yale I think the life of thegovernment  will be very short. I cannot conceive  how Col. Prior can control the House."  Mr. Green, the opposition whip,  holds a similar opinion, nnd when  asked, said: "The only thing I have  to say is that the government will be  defeated."  Mr. Houston was noncommittal and  contented himself by sayiug that all  he could support would be the passage  of the estimates and noncontentious  business followed immediately hy an  appeal tn the country on parly lines.  ���������Invitations are out for Prof. Hepburn's * Easter Ball. If vou haven't  received one, ask some one who has,  to get one for you. "  IJH$*"$I l$l tytytyty ty ty l|l t|s t|i  BREAKFAST  To-Nighf s Treat  This is whal the New Westminster  Columbian has to say regarding the  concert given there recently :  " E*gjryone who was at the Opera  Uouselast night was enraptured over  the singing of Jessie Maclachlan, and  the violin playing of MibS Dean, Tbe  Inrmer again made good her title to  queen of Scottish singers, but she had  to share her triumph with the fair  violinist. The easy grace, captivating  smile and engaging presence of both  ladies enhanced the artistic merit of  their performances, and numerous  encores were as gracefully given as  they were vigorously demanded."  Miss Maclachlan and company appear in the opera house, tonight.  ���������Soaps of every description. Life  Buoy soap a disinfectant. 'A line of  toilet soap 40c. per doz. O. B. Huuie &  Oo. Ltd.  ^_D R E AKF_AST-is_the  *���������' most important meal  of   the  day.    Each   day  commences with it, and if  things go wrong at that  time, they are apt to go  wrong    all   day.       Buy  your    Breakfast    Foods  it here, , and   you  will   be  it sure of a good   meal and  i'f a good temper.  4 j*. Brackman and Kers  Rolled   Oats in  8  lb.  bags.  Brackman & Ker's  Granulated Oatmeal  io lb. bags.  Quaker Oats  in 2 lb. packages.  Rolled Wheat, Cream of  Wheat, Wheatine.  Wheat Granules,  it  it  *.t  it  it  it  it  it  m   ::  ty     8 lb. bags.  i f Germea, 4 lb. packages.  Ralston's Breakfast Food  Malt Breakfast Food.  Robinson's Groats.  Malta Vita. Grape Nuts.  Cornmeal, Graham Flour  Whole Wheat Flour.  Shreaded Wheat Biscuits  *.t  ty  ty  it  it  it  it  Hot Caksa mad* of Braokman &  Ker's or DI Monte Milling Oa's  Self (tatelng Buckwheat Flour are  Dall-lKMis.  ty  *:'? BOURNE  BROS.  Blleauquarter*! for Groceries  of Guaranteed Quality.  tytytytytytytytytytyty  ty-?!  -!    ;.-.'!- ���������t Behold I stand at the door a**ad knock.  ���������-Rev., iii., 20.  "This thought was borne ia with over-  ���������*--    powering emphasis  while standing be-  iore Holman Hunt's famous    painting,  MTie Light of the World," ia K.oWb Col-  "*-"������ lege, Oxford.   The buldnesa, the seeming  '., "presumption, of the conception Is start-  . is" ling, but tho more it is pondered    tha  ������������������-���������   clearer does it become that it expresses  >    the very heart of religion.  -'.li the Bible and religious experience  <    mean anything they spell out tha truth  tliat God yearns to enter into human  - - JIfe.   Tlie very idea of tlie Bible is that  it is a revelation from God.    Being a  revelation. Ho must have taken the in**  itintive.    That can only mean that Ho  v **4es'.red to communicate with man.   And  - i^ince the message is one of hope nnd  - --tliecr it can only mean a desire for hu-  -"���������vman fellowship. Wc commonly think  . .Tof two deeps in religion���������the yearning  ��������� ���������������������������imt man for God and the yearning of God  i-flor man.    "Deep calleth    unto    deep."  ������S*tut in the final analysis    the    divine  J.-T0.1 rning is the deeper and is the source  r-of the other, just   as the sea   is tlio  ���������source of the rivers that flow toward it.  "���������*������������������" tt'e  love Him because He first loved  us."    And no real explanation    of religion  can be found  which omits    this  *. dec-pest of all religious facts.  Our difficulty    in    appropriating this  -truth is due to .pngnn misconceptions of  ood which still survive    in    Christian  thought.   Why should it be strange, after all, that the loving Father    should  ...seek to have fellowship with His ehil-  ?"drcn ?   Fellowship does not. necessarily  uican the equal exchange of being with  .-"being.   The mother has sweet, satisfying  ^���������-fellowship with the babe, when all tho  -^response it can give to the wealth of her  i-love, tenderness and care is a smile or  <-a. tear or a babe's caress.   But you say  -'.���������she looks forward  to  the  time when,  reaving developed, heart and mind shall  i*nswer to heart and mind.   But are we  mot children���������knowing only in part and  . loving only in part���������yet children on tho  '������������������way to manhood and womanhood t   "It  tlcth not yet appear what we shall .bo,  - but we shall be like Hini."  Slnny have realized this truth in tho  past, and the world has been enriched  beyond measure.' The explanation of tha  nobility, of ,thc uprcach, of human lifo  is that God is in it.   1'aul says : "Christ  * an you the hope of glory." It is this  - uiviiic element which has made for high  achievements. * We might enlarge tha  ���������roll call of the eleventh chapter of lie-  ..'brews oven down to the present time,  - Y.nd the refrain would ba still the same.  Hy -.faith, by faith���������and that means at  Jsst unit those men who have "subdued  , .kingdoms"  were conscious    that    God  wrought in and through them, it is this  iniiow of thc divine which has made for  -purity and righteousness, for peace and  good-will.   It* has inspired the prophets'  Visions and  the poets'  dreams;  it has  supplied the strength  and nerved    tho  ^_{*_ 'com ,ge which have dared and died for  -.Irvtii.    Tako it out of  the race cott-  '--'. Eciiuisnefs and you immeasurably paup-  "���������**���������    erii:o it.   Eliminate it from   our educational, benevolent, political and    social  ������������������plans and you quench the (buoyant spirit  ' ������f ri'.ruisni and hopeful helpfulness.     ,  _. ������������������"f -A happy'sign "of the times is a ro-  . -."-turn to tlie conception of religion as aa  -���������experience.   We have had in turn a re-.  .'��������������� ligion which consisted in the affirmation  i of a creed, in the performance of ccre-  ��������� -.-monies, in  devotion  to a book and in  ���������rrubmission to a church.   We are coming  '    --again  lo  the  conception  of  a  religion  * ������������������������������������r.tuch knows God, aud which works that  'Vnowledge out into terms of purity,  "kindness, sweetness and light. We are  "beginning to realize that Jesus still  .fta'nds nt the door, nnd is knocking.  The only condition He lays down for  entrance is that we s'iall open the door.  ���������He csks onjy reccpt_i\-cness, hospitality,  ���������"���������arillinfrness  fcliat"TI"*^}iouia_chtei*r^lle"  "Aoea not ear, '���������Purify your heart and I  ���������will come in," but "Let me come in and  ���������J  will  purify your  heart."      The  sim-  ������hinr.  banishes" the  darkness    and   lifo  anr.slci'������ death in the soul that bids Him  '-er.ler.    How dilferent ia this from our  .������������������urdirary   conceptions !       Much   of   our  .jir.-.jir   is   baH*d   upon   the   assumption  >that God must be propitiated   nnd His  '. reluctance must be overcome. We hear  ?*-bju<*1i of wrestling with God.    Doubtless  thrrc  i.������  need  of  wrestling,    but    it  is  Willi our o-.vn selve.-i, not with Him. The  "���������unwillingness does not lie on God's part,  -tat on ours.    I*myrr has nn  objective  Tabic, but it also has a subjective value,  -and it avails, not in that it overcomes  a divine reluctance, but in that it brings  ���������trs into an attitude of receptivity.  .The marvel of wireless telegraphy has  -taught us that the s -nding and receiving  instrument**! must he in tunc, otherwise  ������-aess.-iges miflit beat upon the unresponsive receiver, an] it would be deaf  -���������to them. There must he unison between  -the soul and God. otherwise messages  cannot pass. And one of the ends of  5*royer and'meditation is that* the soul  way'be attuned lo receive the me.-.snges  ���������of love, life and Ii2.1t that Hash from  "tbe heart of God. .testis knocks at tho  .door.   Shall we let Him in f  Excusable Crime.  The craving for seeing a fellow-  creature dono to death ou the stage,  or for rending about It In a noval,  has a strange fascination for many estimable people It is singular how anything unnatural is regarded in this country as verj' correct and proper; white  many things that are quite in the ordinary healthy course of nature aro regarded as sinful in the first degree, writs*  Arnold Golsworthy in "Ainslee's."  If you write an affecting little story  about a man and a woman who loves  each other very much, but eventually  overlooked the customary visit to church  before settling matters, many people will  refuse to read your book on the ground  that it Is sinful, and tlie libraries will  push it back at you with righteous indignation. But if you pen a dainty story  of a bad man waylaying the little heiress, whe stands between him and tha  family estates, and dashing her into  eternal rest with a brick, the same goad  people will probably scramble over ona  another in their haste to absorb th*  lovely details.  In the first ease, you will have dealt  with a phenomenon deliberately designed  by Nature; and, as we nil know, Natura  Is really painfully ignorant on the subject of how to run thc earth. In the  second place, you have unearthed a vile  crime, that is so far unnatural as to be  happily extremely rare���������und, as we live  in topsj'-turvy times, you have provided  a subject that good people can read without feeling at all sinful in consequence.  If the villain meets the heroine on the  cliffs, and offers her a furnished flat on  the West Side and five thousand dollars  a year for pocket money, respectable peo-  file shudder at the idea and speak harsh*  y of the book and it3 author. But if  tlie villain, with a wild cry of rage,  springs at the fair girl's dainty white  throat and hurls her over tlie edge of the  beetling dill's, so that she is dashed to  squash on'the rocks below���������that is all  right. Thero is nothing improper there.  We eari take, that story home. I saw a  play, recently, in which tlie villain of th*  pieco was a really beautiful specimen of  rascality. Ho bribM tho heiress's grand*:  mot';er to bring the little victim down;  to the river, and then hs picked the child  up in a hurry and drowned it. As 'he-  was not able to finish his choice job .be*'  fore he was disturbed, he made off when  about halfway through, so that the little child could be brought back to die on  the stiige. ���������'.'.'.���������  I do not think that anyone with his  coat off and both hands free could imagine anything more atrocious than a  scene like that. 'I. didn't hear, however,  that the public had objected to the incident in any way; though, I believe,  soma years-'ago ..they hid objected to a  public performance because some of tha  ladies had their dresses cut too low in  tho neck, or too high tit the knees, or  something of that sort. I think the idea  was. that-it wouldn't be correct for a  young man to sec a lady in public in  such scanty attire, but a nice, choice exhibition of child 'murder was evidently  calculated to do hiin a lot of good.  When writing it book or a. play,, nowadays, that will depend for its success on  tho patronage of icspettuble people, it  is aiu-nys siller to wiuick in a liberal lot  of murder, rather than to deal with people who ought to hi: .married, hut nron't.  A total stranger, arriving in Uiis country und' wallowing off-hand in pur popular literature, would get the idea that  ���������murder was nn everyday occupation fot  most of us, and that only the bud people  ever had any idea as to what a kdj  looks like with her jacket off.  For the Farmer.  Mushrooms may be grown in a cellar  and in boxes in a dark paleo, but it is  hotter to make a bed, consisting of fine  manure, with about one-fourth rioh  soil. The manure should be allowed to  heat and thoroughly decompose, whan  tho spawn should be planted. A temperature of about 70 degrees will  then ba required. As some experience ia  accessary, and many details must be explained, beginners should procur* spatial books on the subject.  Women and Genius.  Women are seldom born with genius. They achieve genius through  an unhappy love. Therefore, a happy woman does not deliberately  become a great author, a ��������� great artist, or a great actress. Happy women  are never famous. And', famous women  are seldom happy,   *"-���������--  Fame U what women  pay for an unachieved happiness.  I wo   '  Tuberculosis in Cattle.  A aeries of valuable experiments hat  just been completed   at Storrs Agricultural Experimental Station, Connecticut,  with a tuberculous herd of cows.    Tha  results of these efforts to oradicate tha  disease with a minimum of financial loss  are of enhanced importance, in view of  the   fact that, while heated discussions  are going on all around us concerning  thc relation of tuberculosis to the publio  health, controversialists have too often  lost sight of the practical utility of experiments.     Here,   therefore,   we   have  something tangible upon whicli to act.  In 1S90 the Connecticut Agricultural  College owned a herd or about fifty head  of  cows and young cattle.      Prior  to  this date  the  herd  consisted   of  grade  animals, mostly of Jersey and Guernsey  blood, but in that year fifteen registered  Jerseys, Guernseys and  Ayrshiros were  purchased.        Since     that     time     the  acquisitions to the herd have been from  the natural  increase  of  these animals,  and   the   occasional   purchase  of grade  cows.     Up to October, 1SU7, the entire  herd  wns   untainted; .but  in .November,  IS',18,-a-cow, which had dropped a strong,  ������������������vigorous   calf in  the   previous August,  and -.from Xew Year's Day to, the 1st of  NovciiiLer in I he'latter year had yielded   '..02  pound's  nf  butter,  fell.'suddenly. .Hi, at'd. ns'l.hero were no hopes of rc-  rnvory. she was skmahtercd in November,   1SS8.  a   post-mortem   examination  showing a g.ner:'..'Jzc!l and advanced ensp  of  tuberculoids.       Tlie   herd   was   then  tested with tuberculin, when, twelve ani-  niaiij responded,  making'.a total of fifteen  out of a  herd   of forty-eight animals' that   had  contracted   the   disease  in o:ie year. di,mc>i->li.ilirg how remarkably infectious it i=.  The following are some of the main  practical conclusions .arrived at from  these experiments:���������  The elimination of tuberculosis from  a herd is a gradual'pmccs*.. One tuberculin test is not sullicieut, as neiv eases  will develop from time to time.  All the breeds represented in the herd  were about equally susceptible.". Twenty  per cent, of the Jerseys,' twenty-six per  .cent..'.of. the Guernseys, twenty-one per  pent, of the Ayrshiros, and twenty per  cent, of the Holsteins responded to the  tuberculin test.  The largest producers in the herd were  not more susceptible to tuberculosis  than those of thc least productive capacity.  The disease was not inherited. None  of the offspring of the tuberculin animals, seventeen in number, have developed tha disease.  Repeated injections of tuberculin  often result in a failure to respond.  Sixteen animals that had responded once  to tuberculin failed to respond to subsequent injections in ten out of* twenty  instances, or 50 per cent.  The post-mortem examination of certain animals. which previous to  slaughter were apparently in good physical condition, showed the disease extensive, virulent and evidently in the infectious state.  The post-mortem examination of certain animaU, slaughtered in some cases  sixteen months after first response,  showed mere traces of the disease, which  had then made little or no progress, and  the ency****-ed condition of the nodules  misht indicate possible recovery.  The slow  progress  of  the disease  in  certain animals and the Tsipid progress  in others took place at the same time  i under the same sanitary condition*,  ia  Tha "Savag-aa' ' Banquet.  different  onder if men know that so few women that we might almost say no  woman who is perfectly happy ever  seeks a career? No happily 'married  or rightly loved woman ever seeks a  career. The desire for a career for a  woman is on acknowledgment of heart  failure., ...; ..-'.. This is practically  ���������because we have so few homes in  America. "We have private hotels where j  each:'family' eats and sleeps, but whera  family life and smooth housekeeping ara,  unknown. If I were a woman seeking a I dividuals, therefore, pos-ess  career, I would go to some of my rich���������{ powers of resistance to thc progress of  and prosperous friends and offer to turn | this disease when once it has gained  the house into a home.   I have only re- j foothold.  cently learned of the term "working! Whilst there may be animals showing  housekeeper." 1 like it. There should j physical symptom-i of disease, there may  be more of them. It is distinctly th* i be other animals in the herd in a con-  career for au unmarried woman who I flition to spread the disease. The fnrm-  V>ves love and home and children, and, i er who wishes to completely eliminate  above all, housekeeping. Housekeeping '��������� the disease from his herd-must aid the  '.B^he"-Tnostrtaseina't.ng=o*aeupa  tho world. Something new is always ap- j ua* effort and sacrifice. Wetter venti-  pearing in somebody's house whicli.would ; lat;0Dj exercise, sunlight, 'nutritious  go so well in voura! \\ hat sidelight to ��������� food aa ' preventive measures ; the  adopt it and, in the course of adoption, ��������� t���������bcrcuIin test, a-s a diagnostic agent,  to improve on it a l.tt e!   Some new ap- :       ,    . b     ,mm(M**ate aial^htcr or isohi-  The following is taken from the columns of The London Chronicle:���������In tha  unavoidable absence of Sir Kdward  Clarke, K.C., Alderman, Sir William  Treloar presided at the 45th annual dinner of the Savage Club. The Chairman,  in proposing "Our Guest," regretted very  much the absence of Sir Edward Clarke  and expressed his fear that his absence  was due to his mixing too much in highly civilized society. (Laughter.���������Sir Edward waa engaged as one uf the counsel  in the Hartopp divorce case.) Tlie toast  he would couple with tbe nume of Sir  Harry Johnston.  Sir Harry Johnston said Africnn savagery was fast disappearing under th*  influence of a not altogether compensating civilization. One wf his first African banquets was in a wild part of  West Africa. He was a very timid guest,  because he had been hauled out of hia  canoe on the Upper Cross Kiver, nnd his  porters were imprisoned. It was a feast  "in honor of ancestors," and lie was told  that the dinner to some extent consisted of tho ancestors themselves. (Laughter.) " He asked about the composition  of one rather agreeably flavored dish ot  red paste, and was told it was Man! It  was made of triturated relative, which  had been previously smoked over a iiro  of weeds, and had been mixed with palm-  oil, red pepper, and salt. Having consumed this enticmct, he became a member of the tribe. (Laughter.) His last  African banquet wns in very dilferent  circumstances. It wa9 little more limn  a year ago. It was an assembly of  blacks, but the menu was in French, and  the feast was certainly cooked under  French influences, so that in this as in  other matters Africa was fast losing its  savagery, and would in time become as  tnme as much of this life seemed to him.  But they (tho elub) were developing a  little mild savagery, for they were trying to bring to bear a little more of tho  real into our artificial life, and per'-raps  in that aspect of savafgery they were doing a very .wholesome work.    (Cheers.)  A Koyal Betrothal.  Among the royal betrothals recently  announced, and which is of widespread  interest, is that of thc Grand Duke William iSrnest of Saxe-Weimtir and the  beautiful and popular Princess Caroline  of Ilucs3. The Duke is tlie grandson of the  late Grand Duke Charles Alexander. His  Koydl Highness lost has father, the  hereditary Grand Duke, in 1SU4. Ho  was born in 1S70, his"mother, who is  still living, being a cousin of his father,  lake all the German Princes, the Grand  Duke is a soldier. He is a Colonel of  .Prussian guards, and holds.a number of  honorary commands in Saxony, and ono  in Kussi.i. He is very rich. His bride,  the Princess'Caroline -Elizabeth Ida of  itcuss, is the third daughter of Prince  Henry XXIV., of the senior branch of  the house of Keuss. Another member  of (he Reuss family, belonging to one of  the junior brnnclie'-, Prince Henry VII.,  the well-known diplomatist who signed  the first treaty of the triple alliance on  behalf of Germany, is married to tho  Giand Duke's sunt, the Princess Marie  of Saxe-Weimar. ' The Princess Caroline  of Keuss is in her nineteenth year. She  is very pretty, and in her native Town  of Buckeburg is  universally  beloved.  Old and New JToupna'lsm.  The old journalism has its points ot  superiority over the new, saya Tho London Star.     The Times the other morning hnd a great "scoop" story of tha  disastrous  defeat   of   the   Emperor   of  Morocco by the Pretender, and printed  it in the usual place for news from Fez,  on   the   foreign  page,   with   the  plain  heading, "The Moorish Revolt. Sultan's  Army Routed."     Tho new journalism  would have filled a column with headlines alone.   The story comes from Tho  Times' own correspondent, who got away  from Fez just in time, and arrived at  Tangier  on  Saturday morning,  having  ridden through without change of horse,  and the last 90 miles without halting.  The correspondent in question is Mr.  Walter B.  Harris, tho well-known traveller and author, who has throughout  kept The Times exceptionally well informed of the progress of this Moroccan  trouble, and who has had more than ono  interview with the Emperor himself. Mr.  Harris was  reputed, just a  year ago,  to have been attacked and 'robbed by  Arabs in the interior of Morocco,  but  that story fortunately proved to be unfounded.    He has written several books  on Morocco and Western Asia, and accompanied Sir Arthur Nicholson's Special Embassy to Morocco in  1800.    He  married a daughter of the fourth Earl  of Mcxborough, whose second daughter  married   the  Prince    Lowcnstein   SVer*  thein,  who  disappeared  so  mysteriously three years ago, and was a f ter ward i  reported  to  have  fallen  while fighting  as an adventurer against the Americans  in tho Philippine war.  Once in the early days of her theatrical career, when she wa3 earning a  ���������inndred francs a night, Mile. Yvctte  JGuilbert was unkindly received by an  SindiencR. The manager lost his torn-  .���������per, and expressed his disappointment  somewhat harshly in the presence of 1 Iio  ���������actress. Mile. Guillicrt, however, wns  delightfully cool, and remarked, ralm-  'Jy : "Have patience, for the day will  come when you will gladly offer uie 1.109  francs a perforin,"..'ice instead of 100."  IA few mouths later the manager offer-  e3 her a thousand franc3 an evening,  fcut she lauglij'rtyly stipulated for the ad-  Jtitional hundred.*  pliance tor shading the light for tired,  eyes; some new luxury cf head or book  reft. The possibilities of housekeeping,  the old-fashioned, comfortable sort, with  the luxuries of modern invention, are |  never ending, and every ounce of effort  and thought produces happiness Hnd content.���������'-Harper's Bazar."  He Didn't Learn Much.  "And what is your age, madam!" waa  the lawyer's question.  "iiy own," she answered promptly.  "1 understand that, madam; but how  old are you?"  "I am not old, sir," with indignation.  "1 beg your pardon, madam; I mean  how many ycirri have you passed''"  "None; the years have passed me."  "How many of them have passed  you?"  "All; I never hoard of them stopping."  "Madam, you must answer my question.   I want to know your age."  "I don't know that thc acquaintanca  is desired by the other 9ide."  "I don't see why you insist upon refusing to answer my'question," said the  lawyer coaxingly. "I'm sure I would  tell how old I was if 1 were asked."  "But nobody would ask you, for overy-  body knows you nre old enough to know  better than to be asking a woman hti  age, so there."  Ar.d tho lawyer passed on to the next  question.  tion of all reacting animals, as a method of disposal���������all these nre agencies of  which any farmer may make use.  What "is knr/wn as the "bang" or  isolation method i* economical when a  large herd is affected, or when a-small  herd of valuable animals is diseased.  Tlie offspring are removed when dropped, and raised on the pasteurized milk.  The disposal of the dincased animals may  then bo postponed until their increase  shall make good the loss of numbers  which would he occa-sioned by the final  disposal of the diseased members."'  That much has been accomplished  within the past few years in the antituberculosis cm-ade statist! s shows that  human tuberculosis is on the decrease,  notwithstanding the larger consumption  of  both   milk  and    nvuit.  So Contract Labor.  Six British workmen, who arrived at  Sydney on board the steamship Orontes  under a contract with a clothing manufacturer, have been refused permission  to land under the immigration act.  : A Melbourne correspondent of The  Times, referring" to the matter, says -.���������  Sir Edmund Barton says that it was  imperative to refuse'.'- permission to the  six English hatmakers to land at Sydney  because the law forbids the admission  of men coming under engagement to  labor. This provision was made on  the motion of the leader of the; Labor  party when the immigration bill was before Parliament. The Government then  concurred, the object being to prevent  employers from importing men ;. during  strikes. The community are surprised  at the action of the Government in now  enforcing the provision at the bidding  of a trade union desiring to prevent new  men from entering the territory of the  Commonwealth. Their trade apart, the  opinion of the Labor party is strongly  against excluding fellow-subjects from  England, whom Australia would rather  welcome.  Peaks of'-the Himalayas.  ~~The- mighty peaks~lff"TlK~nimalaya37  several of which rise far abovo the loftiest elevation attained by any other  mountains on the globe, have long challenged the mountain-climber with impunity. Sir Martin Conway got to the  top of one, 21,000 feet in height, in 1892,  but the real giants rise *nore than a  mile above that level. Now Dr. Jacot*  Guillemot, with a party ot two Aim*  triang and three Englishmen, has started for India to attempt the ascent of  Mount Godwin-Austen, formerly knowa  as Mount Dapsang. ff he succeeds in  thi* attennpfc he may try., yet -higher,  peaks. The highest climb on record  is Fitzgerald's ascent of Aconcagua in  the Andes, about 23,000 feet.  Mr. Bryan's Parrot.  Some well-meaning but misguided person recently presented William Jennings  Statements i Bryan with a parrot.    The bird, to do  often  made that bovine  tuberculosis is.jit justice,  was a. wonder, and wan not  on the. increase, especially in dairy,eat- ; in the household of the Nebraskan  for  j tie,   have  not   been   proved.      The  in* ! any considerable length  of time before  erea-sing knowledge of the disease, of the jit had acquired  the trick of mimicking  efficiency  of  good   ventilation,  exercise, ��������� to advantage the: voices of the - .various  "Blue! Well, I should ������,iy T am., Tha  rich uncle, to whose property I was sole  heir, has just������������������"  "Has just what?"  "Been converted to Mormonlmn."  sunlight and nutritious food in fortifying the system of the'animal,- of tho introduction of tuberculin n.s a diagnostic  agent, of the use "of disinfecting agencies  and the method of isolation should instil  in the minds of the oiyners of our herds  of cattle a greater confidence in their  itbility to combat the disease. 'lliciso  agencies nre within the reach of all.���������  W. II. Coard, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa.  "Mary I" her father called downstairs, "just ask your young man if he  doesn't think it's'pretty near bedtime."'  "VcR, papa," replied the sw.'et girl,  aflor a pause, "George says if you're  sleepy- go to bed by all means."���������Toledo  Ulade  members of tho -family, fti particular  specialty, however, iva*i in imitating tho  voice of Mrs. Bryan in giving orders to  the cook, and this knack occasioned not  a little trouble for Bridget ia tho kitchen.  A week or ten days'ago���������-so runs the  story���������Mrs. Bryan was passing through  the pantry, when there suddenly Unshod  upon her tho memory thnt she had'ne-  glecled to give some necessary orders  to the competent but somewhat irras*  cible nueen' of the  kitchen.  "Ui-idgotI" she -.'tilled.  "Oil, shut up���������will youl" came tho  immediate and unhe-ilating response.  The parrot* jumped for glee, but sinco  then both Polly and Bridget have left  tbo Bryan service,���������Philadelphia I'ress.  Stopping Trains,  lit a. recent report to'tho State Department at Washington the American  Consul at Berne, Adblph L. Frankenthal;  mentions a' test for stopping railway  trains, which he witnessed at the request of an inventor. Thc Consul rodo  in tho cab of a locomotive drawing four  passenger cars at a speed of 30 miles an  hour. At a predetermined place the  Westinghouse brakes wero set without  any action of the : engineer. The' stoppage of the train was indicated on a*  dial, the brakes were then released, and  a whistle, which had already once sounded as a warning, of trouble, now .reported the brakes; thrown on.  Two pieces of apparatus arc necessary  for this service. One is a lever on the  truck, which Is raised into the right position whenever the. signal is set to  stop a train., lb does not matter whether the signal itself is operated by a,  wire, compressed air or electricity. The  lever moves when the signal does. Tho  other part of the apparatus is mounted  on the engine. There is an arm hanging  down in such a position that it will be  moved whenever the train arrives���������', at  the place where the lever is, if the lever  sticks up. Ono might suppose that the  shock of contact would hurt either the  lever or the arm; but the latter ia  mounted so as to awing in such a way  a.s lo escape injury, and yet perform'  'the duty assigned to it.. That portion of  the mechanism which is up in the cab,  when it is actuated by the stroke below, sets the brakes with a degree of  rapidity that is variable, and that ia  controlled by previous adjustment.  ������������������Mr.'.'.Frankenthal-' says that several  trains on Swiss . roads have: been  equipped with this apparatus provisionally, for purposes of experiment, and the  hope is entertained thnt the Government will require its general adoption.  On trial trip3 in Switzerland a speed of  37 miles an hour was developed. In  Austria test were made at various  speeds, the maximum being 02 miles an  hour.. One road in Germany, oh which  several accidents have happened���������the  Grossherzogliche Badische���������has ordered  a number of its expresses to be thus  equipped.  The Brandt Swindle.  According to the Marquise de Fonto-  noy, Germany, like France, has its Humbert swindle, that is to say, a swindle  based on a mythical inheritance to the  extent of many millions of dollars. It  has just been brought to a close by the  condemnation of the alleged heirs to  the estate to terms of penal servitude  by the Berlin courts. It is known as  the Brandt affair, and, as in the case  of the Humbert-Crawford sw.indlo in  France, has led to ull sorts of prominent  pcople=being=di'aggcd'=into-iunwilling*tind-  unjustified notoriety. Briefly speaking,  it aceniH that fifty "or sixty years ago  some peoplo of the name of Brandt, citizen* of the little town; of Acherslehcn,  went to thc father of the present Count  Douglas, who wits filling lhe office of  their Mayor, told liim that thoy wero  heirs to n fortune left by an uncestor  of theirs at Amsterdam nt the close of  tbe eighteenth century, and asked him  to help them in getting hold of what  was due to them from tho Dutch authorities. Old Count Douglas, whose son  is now the most intimate friend and  crony of the Kaiser, paid little attention  to the affair, warned the peoplo that:hs  believed it to be a myth, and paid no  further attontion to tho matter. Nothing mora was heard about the matter  until in 1888, whicli-lhc Brandts started  in to endeavor-to obtain money from  the present Count Douglas on tha  ground that his father had taken their  papers and had milde use of them in  order to appropriate'to himself tbo  iirnndt fortune tit Amsterdam, amounting, thoy declared, to 8,000,000 florins.  Tliey pointed out that in the '00s th*  wealth of the Douglases was greatly increased, and insisted that this was due  to the Brandt money. Lawsuits- which  they brought demonstrated the complctu  absurdity of the story. In spite of this  they went on accusing Count Douglas of  haying wrongfully: secured possession of  their mythical inheritance.and obtained  loans right and left on the strength of  stories thnt the courts would yet forco  Count Douglas to disgorge. -  "I beg your pardon, doctor," said tho  toastmastcr, nfter the dinner was over,  "for introducing you inadvertently 'as  'professor.'"  "That's all right,'* replied thc principal speaker of the occasion. "The title  11 ts me better than 'doctor' doe?. I profess to be a doctor, but I get* mighty  little ���������oraotico.'*���������rUltica'jro Trifiune.  Sheep s Clocmnj**;.  Ones there was a bad man who was  pod-looking. Bad men ' are not  ttarays good-looking ; but good-  iookfng man are often bad. Perhaps  Ettay aro had because they aro good-  looking. At any rate, that is why our  bad nsn-was bad. Tie was always fall-  bg in with women, and falling out with  ���������sen. Men and women would not let him  tie good. They would only let him bo  fooH-lookliig. He was big and strong,  ind hia laga wora straight and hia shoiu-  iers wer* broad. His face was Uie face  >f a Greek god. His complexion was a  rich, clear olive; hia eyes brown and  bright) hla hair ahort and black; his  ���������aouth full-lipped, yet firm.  There waa a good-looking girl who  aved opposite tha good-looking man. Tha  rirl was small and dainty and flower-  like. Her face was pink-and-white and  lovely; her cyaa big and blue; her hair  tight and aoft and wavy; her mouth  iiniill and red. And the good-looking  girl was good. The good-looking man  joon found that out. He smirked at tha  rood-looking girl. But she only smiled  buck, sadly. '   '  And the man became intensely inter-  .������������������sled in the good-looking girl, and, finally, he spoke to' her.  "Let me talk* to you," he whispered;  'I know everything."  "Then I cannot let you talk to mc."  answered the girl, quietly, "for I'know  nothing." She paused, nnd then went  on: "But I suspect a lot. I suspect that  men are either wolves or sheep; and I  suspect that they are mostly wolves; 1  like sheep."  And bhe girl walked nway. But the  man stood still. He was dumfounded.  The girl had not fallen in love with hiin!  Instead, he had fallen in love with her!  "And sho doesn't like wolves!" he  mused; "and she does like sheep!" Then  ho went and donned; sheep's clothing.  The good-looking innii ceased to smirk  at the good-looking girl.   But he smiled  nt her, sndly, even as sha had smiled at  him.   And he loved her with all his heart  and soul.   Finally, he spoke to her again  "I respect and revere you," he whispered.  "And I respect you," said the girl.  After that, the good-looking man and  the good-looking girl were often together.   Tho man was always courteous and  devoted, and the girl was always gentle  and kind.   They lovedjCnch other, dearly.  One day a good-looking woman, who  waa bad, came to see the good-looking  girl, who was good.   And the good-looking woman, who wns bud, said  to  the  good-looking girl, who was good, "The  good-looking man who comes to see you  is not good; he is bad.   I, too, nm bid.  But I will not let him be bad with you."  "Oh 1"  moaned  the  good girl,, "is ho  then a; wolf?"  "Yes," snickered; the bad woman, "he  is a wolf I"  "A wolf in sheep's clothing!" sobbed  the good girl.  "Yes, a wolf in sheep's clothingl"  sneered the bad woman.  Before the bad woman left, the good-  looking man came. The good-looking man  gasped. The bad uoiiian laughed. But  the good girl cried.  "So you wear sheep's clothing, eh?"  jeered the bad woman.  "Bo you?*' wailed tho good'girl. "Is it  true?"  "Yes; it is true," answered the good-,  looking man; "and I always shall wear  it!"  "No, you shall not!" snarled the had  woman. "You shall not wear sheep's  clothing. You are a wolf!" And sho  sprang at him and tore off his sheep's  clothing.  But lo! no'wolf was revealed���������only a  sheep!���������Harold Melbourne in "Smart  Set."  WEARY, ACHING  JOINTS.  The Awful Twinges of  Rheumatism   Mean.  Old Age in Youth.  Relief in  Six Hours./  Ointments, Salves   and  Lotions are*  positively worthless for   Rheumatism.  Get at the cause���������the blood���������and by-  purifying that, restore the system to a  clean, healthful condition.   The Qreat*  South Arqerican Rheumatic Cure relieves in six hours and cures in one to-  three   days   Muscular and   Articular*  Rheumatism,   Inflammatory   Rheumatism, Lumbago, Neuralgia, Sciatica, and  any affections of the joints and muscles*  arising from impure blood.   Mr. F. E.  Wright of Toronto, Canada, writes: "I  suffered almost constantly with Neuralgia and Rheumatism.   I used* several1  remedies, but nothing seemed' to relieve  t,-'���������.��������� pain until I tried South American*  ' Kiicutaatlc Cure.    After using a few  bottles of   'Rheumatic Cure'and also  ���������Nervine Tonic,' I was wholly cured."  Pain in the Region of the Kidneys.  Pain  anywhere is  a  danger  signal.  Pain in the region of the kidneys, means  that  they* are  not  working  properly..  The Great South  American  Kidney  Cure restores these organs to a healthy  Working state. No. 88  "I came in to-day," snid the shopper,  "to see those swell sideboards of yours."  "Not me, lady," replied the new salesman in thc fuVniture store.  "1 ain't never wore anything: but a.  moustache."���������Philadelphia I'ress.  At a banquet in Ottawa a speaker  was greeted with considerable applause.  "This reception," he" said, "reminds me  of the little boy whose mother stepped  to the door and culled 'Willie 1 AVillie!'-  After several calls the boy poked billhead, around the barn and said :���������'Do-  you want me, nia; or are you only jos',  ���������Iiollerin' ?'"-���������Kansas City Journal.  9    ���������  Hobson���������Here's an article that saya  the ancient Egyptians wrote moBt of  their.books on bricks.  Dobson���������Gee whiz ! - I should think  they would have exhausted.the subject  in one.���������Kansas City Journal.  Droop with  Dyspepsia?  She   was   a  beauty   until  irregularities  peculiar toiler  sex brought on  that dread dyspepsia and general misery.  But there is certainty of cure for  her.  THE GREAT  SOUTH  AMERICAN  NERVINE  WILL FIRST FEED  , BerSUATTEREDNnFVES; then strengthened by it tliey will put every, vital  orjran to work vigorously. The liver  will do its share, the. he-art will have *  blood to pump, the nerves will be quiet.  .The woman will be beautiful again.  Sirs. James Edge, Post-Mistress of  Edee Hill, Ont., writci:  "f have had indi*;ebtic.n and dyspepsia  for nearly ten yens. At times I could  eat nothing. After tnkiuc; two, bottles  of South American Nervine I was entirely .well ami am in piirt'ect.health."  Tlie Great Sontli America! Kidney Cfire d'.n-  solves and washes out waste nuttier at  once from kidneys and bladder, and  simultaneously begins the building up  of new tissues.   Relief in six hours.   91  'iF^jir/abKiP'  "Ah, that is better."     .Jigi*  House Kottoea.  I -*-?-'1*\*������v',1    ' \mmmm~m.  Tourists.of the contemplative kind are  often surprised and sometimes delighted  at the unexpected discovery of quaint  house mottoes and inscriptions during  their wanderings from place .to place.  Perhaps one of the most curious.collections of mural inscriptions mentioned by  Miss S. I'*. A. Catilliuld, the author of a  work on the subject, is to be found in  tho ancient city of Galway.  "It has four gates, facing respectively  north, south, cast and west, and on each  was a precatory motto. That facing  north bore the words:  From the ferocious 0'li'lahertys<  Good Lord, deliver us 1  "On the south gate: :������������������  From thc devilish O'Dalya.      ,   ->.  Good Lord, defend us! .   .  "On the cast gate: "'.'  From the cut-throat O'lvellys,  Good Lord, save and keep us!  "And on the west gate:  From the murderous O'Jiaddens,  Good Lord, preserve us!"  "What a very undesirable collection of  neighbors thc  poor folk of .Galway appear to have had!  An English mining engineer who has  come out from the Yukon brings anions:  other Interesting, things evidence that  the higher the latitude the greater the*  latitude. Watching a poker game In  which the stakes were heavy, he saw a.  player give himself four aces from'the  bottom of the. pack.' .Burning., with Indignation''at such .shameless cheating-  he. turned to a bystander and ivhhi-  peredr^''Dld���������=yoUT=sce^that?'t=*=^Ses-  whnt?" "Why, that follow dealt himself four acesl" "Well, Wasn't It his  deal?" '���������"���������������������������;.������������������  JUST LIKE BUYING RHEUMATISM.  We put the bills In your pocket and tako  away the malady. Isn't that just like)  buying it ?  There's the bunch of money you'll pay  out to get rid of the rheumatism if you  Uiy prescriptions with it. It's a'cure you  want, not prescriptions,  SOUTH AMERICAN RHEUMATIC CUPE *  pull thc rheumatism out by the roots.   No  more doctoring, no more medicine, money|  saved ; health saved, life saved.  .    CURES IN I TO 3 DAYS.  Mrs; E. Eisner, a trained nurse, of Halifax,  livinsr at 03 Cornwallis St., writes: "I have been  a sulTaer for six years from rheumatism.. Many  doctors treiited rne, but relief was ;nrJy temporary. I tried South American Rheumatic Cure,  end after four days' use of the remedy, was on-  tirdy free from the disease."  SOUTH AMERICAN KIDNEY CURE  rich in healing powers, relieves bladder and kidney troubles in six hours, and in the worst cases  will speedily restore perfect health. ,     J M  I  -^���������   ~r   .*������������������������������������������"��������� .|>-^i   i  i   ��������� //s*it*,���������_  ularjorie paid less attention to these'  'tittle Incidents than she might havo  done had not her mind been almost  wholly engrossed by something else���������  that something else being neither uinro  ar less than the mauntr of Mr. Charles  Hyde towards herself.  All day long he has scarcely left her  tide; when he did so, it was with reluctance, and he returned as soon as  he could. *  .Marjorle's heart beat high as she no-  -need this, beat high with pleasure, for,  short as had been her acquaintance  with this young man, she was already  beginning to like him more than was  irell for her peace of mind.  There *was a frankness about him  which was very winning, and this,  coupled with his attractive face and  high intellectual capacity, could scarcely fall to charm a girl so young, so inexperienced, and so impressionable as  ���������Uarjorle.  The clear, observant eye of Mr. Hyde  saw all that was going* forward.  He made no attempt to detach his  nephew from the society of the lovely  young stranger; nay, his countenance  even lighted up with benevolent pleas-  ore as he watched them.  It might have been one of the dearest  desires of his heart to bring about art  attachment between the two.  * Madeline, on the contrary, seemed  displeased by her cousin's attentions  lo her companion.  "When she could keep him apart from  her she did so, and seemed, moreover,  lo find a malicious joy in doing it.  She spoke to him more than once In  a tone of asperity, and the glances of  her was Jealous and mistrustful as she  noted Marjorle's cheek occasionally  crimson beneath his glance.  "When the two girls retired that  evening, Madeline called Marjorie Into  her room.  "Come and alt with me for a few  ���������minutes," she said.  And, as they sat beside the fire to**  {ether, she began almost immediately,  to speak of her two cousins.  . Of Edgar she said little.  The bare mention of his name was  enough to bring the flush to her cheek  and the love-light to her eyes:  She loved him, and was not yet free  enough with Marjorie to speak to her >  of her love.  . So much Marjorie was quick to un-  !  gerstand.  *. '  But Madeline was by* no means  equally reticent concerning Charles.       j  Of Mm she spoke freely enough; and,  although she framed no word of actual  ���������disparagement, it was oasy to see sho .  wished to prejudice the girl against j  bim. >  .   A far  less -Intelligent person than  .Marjorie would have discovered this.   I  She could not help'a feeling of em*  [  barrassment. j  It impelled her 'o touch some of tha  little.articles which littered MissHyde'a  toilet table. j  At first she fingered :lhem abstract*  end strained,  though  she was snuggling hard for calmness.  Aa to heriace, it was shaded by ha  hand.  Almost wild with excitement, Marjorie went to do her bidding.  The moment tha door had closed ot  her, Madeline drew her hand from before her face, revealing it ghastly wltl  horror.  An awful shudder ran through net  frame.  "My God!" she cried, in a sort a  desperate agony.   "Oh! My God."  It was three or four minutes heron  Marjorie returned.  The cherished fragment had been pit*  away .so carefully that it had taken hei  some time to find it.  Those three or four minutes had sufficed to restore Madeline to somethlnf  like composure.  When Marjorie quitted the room n  was with difficulty, Miss Hyde kepi  herself from fainting; but she had  dipped her face into a ewer of ice-  cold water, and by that means ha<  brought some slight vestige of coloi  Into lt again.  It had braced.her nerves, and pro*  pared her to think and plan.  "See!" said Marjorie, kneeling dowi  on the hearthrus In front of her, am!  disclosing a tiny fragment of blui  enamel in the corner of an Ivory box;  "If you put lt on the locket it fits ex*  actly."  It did Indeed.  How strange it seemed that that do  tached fragment should meet with thi  stolen locket after all those years.  "How long have you had it? When  did you buy it? Oh, will you tell mo  please?" cried Marjorie, still In great  excitement.  Miss Hyde passed her hand acroa  her brow, with a gesture of weariness  as" she said���������  "I've been trying to think, Marjorie  I have so many articles of jewelry, anc  have had this particular locket so long  that I am not quite certain for the moment where it came from. Ah! I. remember now. I bought it in London-  It was about five years since, I think���������  at a shop in the neighborhood of Ludgate Hill. It was a second-hand shop  and I saw the locket one day in thi  window, and ��������� went In to- buy it Wi  Were living In London, then."  "And the shop was near Ludgatt  Hill?" .questioned Marjorie; breath  le-isly.  "Somewhere near there���������in thi  neighbourhood of St. Paul's, at an)  rate. It is so long ago, I can't h>  quite certain as to the exact spot."  The look of eagerness faded fron  Marjorle's face, to be replaced by oni  of sadness.  The locket seemed but a slender cluV  by which to trace her father's murder  er, after all'.  "And it was chipped when ..yoii  bought it?*' she asked, after a pause.  "Oh, yes," said   Madeline,   wlthou  hesitation.  After a moment or two she added-*-  "I didn't notice that till I had  "���������-*:  edly, and without noticing what they.  were, but after a minute or two sha  turned deathly pale, and    uttered   a   Kolne> Rnd ���������**. alQn*t seem worth while  jasplng cry. w return It."  She held in her hand    the    locket ,    Madeline broke ** ������f aayln������������ ver'  which had been stolen from her fa- '  ther's escritoire on that fatal Valen*  tine morning.  Nine years had passed , since that  dead father showed it her���������nine years.  She was then a child; she was a woman now.  But she recognized It the niomeni  fcer. eye fell on it���������recognized It as  surely as thought she had seen it but;  loftly���������  yesterday.  "What Is the matter?" asked Miss  Hyde, startled.  This locket!"  ���������^Andsheheldlt out-ln-her -trembling  lingers.  "What Is the matter with the locket,  ilsrjorle?"  "I have seen It before. It belonged  to my father. He was murdered, and  this was stolen from him."  Pale as Marjorle's face was, it was  ���������careely as pale as Madallne's as she  beard these words.  She had risen to her feet In hor flrs\  ���������excitement: but now she was too much  agitated to'continue In that attitude,  Trembling, she sank into her seal  again.  &T  ���������<r  ���������is'��������� ***  1 "See!" exclaimed Marjorie, too mud  agitated herself to notice the agitation  of her friend. "See this little chip ir  the enamel! I did that. . My.'-fathci  showed me the locket, apd I dropped I'  on the hearth���������only'five minutes before he was murdered. Afterwards, mj  mother found tho bit of enamel in tin  drawer, and I have kept lt over since  it Is In my room at this very moment.'  . "Go and get it," said Madeline.  -*. Her voice sounded strangely hoarsv  I    "Marjorie, tell me all about lt���������your  ���������father's death, I mean."  As she spoke she laid one hand on  ���������Mnrjorle's, while the other she pressed  to her own forehead, half shading her  face.  "I seldom speak of it," eald MarJ-orie,  ladly, Vtor it is very, very painful to  me. I was a little child at tha time,  and I saw the murderer."  "What?"  Madeline's Tolce rose almost to a  scream, so greatly was she affected by  this Intelligence." =   Marjorie hastened to explain, that it  Iras only the shape, not the features, of  the murderer she had seen/and then,  very briefly and simply, sha rotated  the main Incidents of the tragedy  which had cast so dark a shadow over  her young life.  Madeline, still shading her face with  her hand, listened in silence and when  the story was concluded she said, very  quietly and calmly���������  "Marjorie, I'm glnd you'vo told ma  this, because, knowing how much  you've had to suffer, I shall be aide to  sympathize with you���������and .help you,  too, I hope. But I think you are wise  J in not speaking of it to every one."  "I couldn't do that," said Marjorie,  eoftly, "even after all these years, it  is'too painful to me. I did love my  father���������he was so good to me. Oh, ho  was kind and good to everybody. I  don't think he ever did an unkind act  in his life." '  ���������  A tear:had trembled on her long,  dark.lashes; but now she dashed it  away, and her beautiful face was very  stern, as she added���������  "The man who killed him must have  6oen fiendishly cruel! Some day his  crime will find him out I feel it���������I  feel It here!"  She pressed her hand to her heart.  "And would you "wish that, Marjorie?" asked Miss Hyde, with an accent of horror. "You are so gen tlo  nnd���������"  The look of sternness deepened oa  Mnrjorle's face.  "If I could trace my father's mur.  derer. and give hlni. up to justice, I  would most certainly do it," she answered. "I hope I am not vindictive.  lfl no other Instance in all   my   lite  Xmve I ever felt the slightest wisn io  punish an enemy. But this man���������this  murder���������deserves neither pity nor  pardon. For the sake of money he  killed one of the best and kindest men  that ever lived. He has two lives to  Answer for. He murdered my father,  and broke my mother's heart."  Marjorie was standing erect now.  The lamplight fell upon her face, re-  ���������realing thc firm Iiues about the mouth,  the look of steady purpose In tbe lustrous, dark-lashed eyes.  All the softness and gentleness had  fled from her face.  Sho was no longer a soft, tender  girl, but a woman with a wrong to  avenge.  The sight of the Uicket. which was  to have been her dead mother's valentine, had transformed her thus.  If ever fate delivered that midnight  murderer Into her bunds, he would  11 ml this slender, delicate young creature a stern and bitter Nemesis to  reckon with.  "I cannot wonder at your feelings."  eald Madeline, slowly. "If I were In  your place perhaps I should feel the  same. It was an awful���������a terrlblo  crime. But when one thinks of the  (penalty the law awards to lt���������to bo  hanged by the neck���������"  She broke off with a shudder, and  eald no more.  "It is horrible, but it Is just," said  Marjorie calmly, though aha too, trembled.  "But If," resumed Madeline, after a  pause, "nine years have elapsed, and  the police haven't been able all this  time to discover the slightest clue, it  ts unlikely they will ever find ono  now."  "And yet yon see I have been dl������  ffected to this locket after all these  years."  "Yes, hut what goood can that do"!*  eald Madeline, hurriedly and with a  slight change of color. "This man  from whom*I bought It was a respectable tradesman. Most likely it has  passed through several hands before  it came to him. After all these years,  it would be next to impossible to trace  it."  "Perhaps so. And yet the very sight  sf It has given me a strange feeling,  as though lt will not be long before tho  murderer Is found. I have faith to believe that my father's blood has not  cried for vengeance all these years in  ���������fain."  CHAPTER V.      '  The Bit of Blue Enamel.  The next morning Madeline found  fcerself so unwell that it was clear sha  would not be able to go down stairs for  breakfast, if, indeed, she were not confined to her room for several days.  Marjorie constituted herself her personal1 attendant, nursing her'with solicitude, and feeling her heart drawn  towards her in great tenderness now  that she lay weak and ill.  There was no coldness in Madeline's  manner now.  She clung to Marjorie as though she  Coved herr and wanted to win her love'.  And very soon Marjorie did love her,  tor, as Madeline unfolded her nature  to her day'by day, she found in It a'  wealth of generous, qualities such as  could not fail to touch her heart.  Mr. Hyde was deeply concerned  about his daughter, nnd visited her  sickroom at least half a dozen times  a day.  Edgar Hyde,.though he made con-  Itant inquiries, did .not strike Marlowe as being overwhelmed with grief.  The doctor suid that Madeline was '  ffl a highly feverh'.h ptate. and It jvhk  ������������������**. *���������_-������*���������������������������  concluded ��������� she had taken cold ��������� while  skating.  It seemed unlikely, now that there  would; be any torch-light skating parly, as had been suggested, on St.' "Valentine's day.  Madeline was confined to her,room  for c. week, and although Marjorie de-  roted herself to her, yet there were  times���������a great many of them���������when  she was thrown into the company of  the gentlemen downstairs. "  Mr. Hyde was extremely fond ot  music, and Marjorle's singing so delighted him that he begged her to come  downstairs for an hour or two every  evening, while a maid sat with Madeline.  That both of the young me* admire*  >er,_MarJerie_'*������uld_not:_JwiP^_h8intt_  aware of.  Edgar would hang over her as she sat  at the piano, singing the sweet sacred  melodies his uncle loved; and It wus  evident he regarded with jealous anger  any attempt of bis brother's to oust  . him from his place.  This troubled Marjorie.  In the flrst place, she did not partle-  elarly care for Edgar; and on that ue-  countalone his attentions would havo  been distasteful; in the second place,  elie believed liim to be, If not absolutely tbe affianced husband.of Madeline,  the man on whom her heart's best love  was set, and whose love she had somo  right to expect in return.  Charles, on the other hand, she.llki-d  exceedingly; nay, there Was some danger of net -.liking ripening Into lovo.  Ills frank,'pleasant face was fast bo-  .coming the most attractive thing lier  eyes could look upon.  His voice and his smile had power, ta;  make her heartbeat fast.  One day she went .for a run in. the  ffood3 at the .back of the house.  Madeline had declared she was grow*  Ing pale with her unremitting a'.'encl-  ance on her, and had urged her to go  out for half an hour to breathe tha  clear, cold air.  "There are snowdrops in the wood,  Marjorie," she said. "Get some for me,  please. I think they are my favorite  llowera."  So to the wood Marjorie went, anil  was looking for tho graceful snow  flowers at the rcots of the sheltering  trees, when Cl'arlea Hyde came aloug  one of the paths.    His frank, healthful face was glow  tng with exercise, and bright with good  humor,    lie WrtUcu with a brisk, nr.n  tread, whistiictc a lively tune.  He stopped short at sight of Mar*  Jorie, his bright face growing brighter  than ever.  "Why, Marjorie." he exclaimed', joy**  ously, "you here? What a pleasant  surprise!"  The girl blushed rosily, and stooped  to gather a snowdrop that grew at untl  feet.  How lt had come about that he oe������  tasionally called her Marjorie she her-*  self scarcely knew.  Perhaps because his uncle, in picas**  ant, fatherly fashion, had fallen into  this mode of address; perhaps it w*aa  elmply because he was an audacious  young man, and liked to do lt.  However, this may be Marjorie by  no means objected to hear lt, and  thought her name never sounded so  ���������weet as when it fell from his .lips.  "Shall we sit down a moment? Will  It give you cold?" he   said,   pausing  against the trunk ot a fallen tree.  "Oh, no!" \  "Havo yon heard about the attempt*  ���������A burglary at Mortimer House?" he  asked, a little abruptly, after they had  tat for a moment or two.  "No; when was it?"  "Well, It happened last night. For*  Innately some ot the servants heard!  a noise, and gave the alarm In time.  Nothing waa taken; but, on the other  band, tha burglars made their escape  In safety. It Is suspected they belong  to a wonderfully clever gang, - who  have baffled the police for years. They  gain entrance into houses In the most  skilful manner, and do not atop at violence���������or even murder���������lt they meet  ���������With any resistance."  Aa he aald this, his eyes were fixed  OB Marjorle's faee with a keen, though  furtive gaze.  It was aa though he wero watching  for soma look of suspicion���������as though  he were half expecting that his description of the mysterious gang ot  thieves would awaken some special in*  terest in her mind.  And It did���������though not in the wa),  lie had expected.  Her cheek flushed, and her breath  came fast. She uttered such an exclamation of surprise and horror that  It startled him.  "What is it, Marjorie?" he asked,  looking at her curiously.  "Mr. Hyde, my father was murder**  ed at midnight by a thief who camoto  rob him!"  He looked amazed���������bewildered.  "Your -father? ��������� when? ��������� how long  ago?" he queried, in a voice which, try  as he might, he could not keep quito  free from excitement..  "Nine years ago. We lived in West*  tnoreland then���������at rather a lonely  house. My father was writing a book,  and he always sat up late alone. _ One  night���������it was Valentine's eve���������he was  murdered���������stabbed to the heart by  some villain for the sake of a hundred  pounds in bank notes which had been  paid to him that day."  .Again the young, man cast on her a  strange look.  "I fancy I remember something- ol  that murder," he said slowly.    "But  the name���������surely it was not St. Clair?"  "Oh. no!"  And'then Marjorie explained hrieflj,  how she had come to change her name.  She']told him, too, that her full name  was Ethel Marjorie," and that' it was as  Elhel Bruce she had been spoken ot  in the newspapers at the time of the  murder.  "Tell me all about* it,, will you?" he  said, and she comp-isd, beginning with  tier father's mysterious dream, and  soncludlng with the extraordinary, coincidence of Madeline's possession ot  lhe''locket.  So amazed was he nt this that he  eoiild not repress a start, and,' if he had  not kept his eyes bent on the ground,  Marjorie must hnve marvelled at tho  suange look in them.  She went on to tell him how she had  preserved the little piece of blue enamel, and, by that means, was able to  prove, beyond the shadow of a doubt,  that Madeline's locket -was the one  Which had been stolen from her fathei  an that fatal night.  "That bit of blue enamel Is of the uU  ���������aost importance!" - exclaimed Hyde,  raising his head far the first time during the narrative. "Take every care of  lt.   Where do you keep it, Marjorie?"  "Oh, It is quite safe. "Ihaven'tkept  It all these years to lose It now.    I  Canada, in 1884.  Among a lot ot old newspapers discovered in the cellar of the old Hall  of Records building, New York, whiclu  is being torn down to make room for  the subway, one of tho tunnel laborers  the other day found a book printed in  London in 1834 and entitled "Manners,  Customs mid Costumes of All Nations  of  the World."    One J. Aspin appears  on tho title page as the author, and in  his introduction he tells his readers that  he takes them on a trip round thewoiM  without  the  expense  of  travel,  and   in  a wny to acquaint them with tlie folks  of various binds, "without exposure  to  the fatigues und dangers of loug journeys by land and water,  the perils  of  tho   ocean,   the   inclemency, of   foreign  climes, the ferocity of uncivilized tribes,  or tho artifices that nmong politer nations aro too frequently practised upon  the  inexperienced.      It  would  surprise'  I lie people of some, nations described'in  the book to see themselves depicted n->  Mr. Aspin saw  them.    His book  i*i illustrated  with  colored  platoa,  showing  the natives of the various lands In their  native costume.   The American Indian's  costume is a wonder.    Then there  is a  Brazilian  hunter in a high  lint,    short  coat, shoeless, a gun iu one hand and  un alligator in the other.   China is represented by a picture of a Chinaman  peddling rats and dogs.    These, the author says, are thc two principal foods  in China,  aside from rice.    Of Canada  the  author  says  that  the  Government  is free, but "'learning has made so little  progress that  few  of the natives can  cither read  or  write."    He  announces.,  also  that  "at  an  early  period  of   life  the Canadian is healthy and robust, but  his strength is not of long duration, and  he soon looks old.   Accustomed to concern himself only in his own affairs, ho  is not   remarkable   for   constancy   of  friendship, and is rarely liable to    be  overreached in traffic."     In thc winter,  according, to the veracious author, tho  Canadians'lirc on carcases they have put  in the garrets, "where they soon become  frozen and keep without injury," or have  buried in the snow.    The Mexicans arc  described as spending much of their time  in  eating,  "having  no  less  than  eight  meals  a  day,   in which   chocolate  is  it  very considerable nrlich*.      The pas-ion  for strong liquors is carried  to    great  excess ,and all the ladies smoke small  cigars."   When a Mexican dies, the author   informs   the   world,   "a   domestic  quadruped resembling a' dog is killed to  accompany the deceased in his journey  to the invisible world."  NO MORE FAIN  i  ']  Oiias Gilchrist, of Port Hope  Cured by 1 odd's Kidney  Pills.  Ex-Fishery Overyear in Sp'eiHId  Health a.- Seventy- Four -- ������,'ha;  He has to Say cf tho Matto-.  Port Hope, Ont., Jan. 2G ��������� (Sur-  cial)���������Everybody in Port Hope knows  Mr. Chas. Gilchrist, for filled! years  Chief of Police and afterwards Fishery Overseer ot the Dominion Government.     He is seventy-four years    ol  Malicious Tricks of Snvaal������������������������������������������  "I  have  beard   of   hiili"   ia   .*<.*i."*is::iil--i..-;  a>    much    *sndur*.:.*j     huuselt\*,*per-*  r������-.* -  centlyj    "ef      the      tramp      hi<*rogly->  phies  which  are  frequently   written . on -  the outside of houses and at the entrance -  of country place**,, each of which has a.  meaning which i= perfectly unintelligible,  and   unnoticeahle   to   the    unsuspecting  householder,  hut  which  is   as   clcnr  ai  A, B, C to  the  members  of the  ragged  fraternity.    But, although  I have  been-  keeping house  for many years, 1 never  knew  until  very laudy  that  a  certain  class   of  sen-am ���������>,  wiio  might   well   be,  called  domestic   tramps,  o;i  account ot;  constantly changing their places, actual?  ly boycott a house where they are 'not  suited,' by writi:.;; tlieir opinions of. tha-  filace and the family, ami leaving the. ma***,  icious little scribbles in places where-the-  new-comers will easily find litem.   Everjfr  I housekeeper  in   moderate  circumstance**.  age now and a healthy  man. But he j has experienced at times nn  imoinpre*  has had his share of suffering. For  ten years he was afflicted with Diabetes and Kidney Disorder. Dodd's  Kidney Pills cured him.  Speaking, of the case recently Mr.  Gilchrist said:  "I have used Dodd's Kidney Pills  for about five years oft and on. When  I get a pain in the back and my urine  is full of hrickdust I take a couple ot  Dodd's Kidney Pills and I am all  right. I generally keep them on hand,  for there is no medicine like them.  "When I commenced to take Dodd's  Kidney Pills I was in a fearful state*  They have made me a new man. 1  bave'about one-quarter acre in a garden. I dug and planted it last spring.  When���������I first took Dodd's Kidney Pills  I could not have done'it to savo my  life.  "I believe I would have been dead  only for Dodd's     idney Pills."  It is cures like this that arc giving  Dodd's Kidney. Pills their popularity.  Boots For Swine.'  During the last two or three years ft,  great deal of interest has been taken in  the subject of feeding roots to swine.  Formerly a prejudice existed against  them on account of an idea that titeir  use was responsible for a considerable  portion of the soft bacon produced in  the Canadian packing houses at certain  .seasons of the year. Careful experiment  has shown, however, that roots can be  fed in moderata quantities ,combined  with other feed without any , injurious  eti'ects on tbe quality of the pork produced. As heavy root crops can be easily and economically grown in nearly all  those portions of Canada where swine-  raising is carried on extensively, the fact  that roots can be profitably fed without injury to the bacon, and with positive bcnelit so far as thc general thrift  of the animal is concerned, becomes of  considerable importance to our farmers.  ���������li'iglit pounds of mangels or    carrots  and about the same weight, or a little I  less, of sugar beets arc equal in value to  one pound of grain. This is the cou7 j druggist In Russia has just been li-  census of opinion of the Copenhagen, ��������� censea to do business In St. Petersburg  Ottawa and several   American    experi- | soe  \a  jjiss  Antonina  Lesniewska,  a  Curious Bits of News.  London has declared war upon music  as a dining-room feature of hotels and  restaurants. It Is asserted that it. is  destructive of that important accompaniment of a pleasant dinner���������easy  talking.  It is said that the Indians gave to  the first Eastern emigrants who came  Into California the name of "Wo'hah,"  formed from "whoa-haw," - the sound  they heard: the drivers produce when  they shouted to their oxen.  "The Iron Age" tells of a young man  In the West, who, discouraged at the  outlook of country school teaching,  applied for employ ment in a sheet steel  mill, and In eleven months was in  charge of a sheet, train as roller, earning from J8 to $10 a day.  ,- A Belgian engineer, Toblansky, has  Invented' an ��������� apparatus for producing  light from smoke. It appears that the  origin of the smoke ,is a matter of indifference. It is simply forced into a  receiver, where it is saturated with  hydrocarburet, and can then be burned,  giving a brilliant Illumination.  The biggest man In the world Is  Brenni, the Swiss giant. There are  several Swiss giants, but Brenni overtop them all with his height of 9 feet 7  Inches, and he Is'a bi-r man in proportion. His clothes cost him seventy-five  dollars per suit; and he cannot get into  an ordinary -railway carriage.  According to the "Dzlennik Naro-  dowy"   (Chicago),    the    first    woman  ��������� hensible period of change, when it i  as if her home was actually 'hc-odooeA*  Cooks come out and leave almost immediately,   without   any  apparent  reason.  Waitr'esso*)     and     chambermaids,     whu  seemed   willing   nnd   anxious   to   pleases  when engaged, turn suddenly sulky, onrk-  declarc  that the  work  is too  hard. fee.  them.   Until lately I had had aerou-te-  stay with me for years at a time, auLL-  eould not understand why for a couple-,*  of months I wns obliged to do nothing-*--  but haunt intelligence offices nnd ehange-i  servants.    I appreciated  thc fact thatr  middle class servants are almost invwri--  ably  nomaditv that   the  best  of  them-*:  aooner or later will  desire 'a change-,'-  and  give warning,  but  I   had    always^  quickly filled their places, and alwaya ba-r  heved that I had what is called a veiy-  food   place���������L e., easy    work, regolarc;  ours and kind treatment.    Thia yeaavj  however,   everything   seemed   changed^  and I *ras at my wit's end' to discover!    ���������  why my house had suddenly become? a*?  unpopular.   Finally I succeeded in get-.  ting a really good Swedish woman as  cook, and after she had been with ma-  some time she told me the secret. ' 'When-     i  I came here/ ahe said, 'I found writings:   .  everywhere in my language ��������� on the*   i  shelves in the storeroom, on the kitriien... ..r-  dresser, upstairs in my room���������all savin:*".  the place waa a very hard one, and. that,  you were not a nice lady.  These writings ..-  were written by one-girl, but were signciL ~*  by everyone who lefti so I saw there*. .  must have been eight or ten girls in: ������������.  few weeks.   Of course; I thought 1 would,  go right away, too, and was ready to,'  ,  leave when you came into  the  kitchen}'  and looked so* pleasant that I thought?I  .  Would stay and see for myself.*   I had- _i  dismissed the first girl who started alL  the trouble for incompetency, and she    -  took this way of    having her revenge,  i.  The others, seared by her account, lefts*  -  of their own accord, but with maUcion*���������������**.*-:  comradeship added  tlieir  name3  to thaws'/  score against me, so that my arraigiunen*******?*?  rapidly grew in importance with evcry*5j^-  fresh signature, ami  it was a wonderp.-  that I ever got anyone to stay at alL"~,   '  There is a certain freemasonry, toa^x.?  among servants of a  certain class* ���������nbtyjcz  have gone about among prominent peor-V  pie, and a spiteful nature may cause.- *p ��������� <  great deal of*incon\ cnienee.    A certains .  fashionable woman  who is kind-hearted^  .  and generous to everyone h.->d reason foci- ?  dismissing her Freirh  maid  withoutr*?**.-   z.  character, and found to her surprise thats.,- ,.  it was very difficult  to replace her.   Af-< - ������������������*���������  ter several unsucco-*-ful quests  she an-*-  swered an  advertisc-..icnt  which seemed^  promising, and told  the woman to callir  upon her.   In reply -.he received a postal^  with the one word, "connue" written. ox>  the blank side of the card.   "It gave iru**f    --.  such a shock!" Bhe saij���������p..iintively.   "������C",>~  felt as if I was quite a bad character."  ��������� t;  r  inent stations. At Copenhagen tiic  mangels were fed finely cut and raw,  and even when one-fourth of the daily  feed was given in the form of roots no  injurious eifeots were noticed in tho  quality of the pork. The gain per head  in ten days on a ration half grain and  half whey or milk wns 7,6 pounds,  whereas when the grain was replaced by  toots after the proportion of 1 to IU tho  increase was found to be 8.3 and 8.G  pounds.    When half the grain was re-  Polish lady, and her shop is on one or.  the busiest sections of the Xevsky  Prospect.  A party of Bedouin Arabs, with camels, 'Horses and donkeys, which camped  for .-some: .weeks at the Zoological Gardens in Vienna, took with them, when  they left for Trieste, seven Viennese  brides, to .whom they will be married  wit/h Arabian rites upon, reaching their  'destination. .All the women had property. ..Thirty  others Who  wanted  to  keep lt In a little ivory box my dear  father gave me, and this is locked up  Inside another box, and that, again, ts  locked inside my desk, ana the desk la  locked Inside one of my drawors. Can  anything ba safer than that?" said  Marjorie.  "My word, I should think not," and  Charles: Hyde smiled su broadly as to  reveal all his fine white teeth.  Ke seemed excessively amused at al\  this caution.  ���������'Of course,!.don't attach much im*>  tiortance to the discovery of the locket," went on Marjorie, gravely, as sho  rose and prepared to*.walk homewards.  "As Madeline says, ltv.no doubt passed  through many hands before it came to  hers."  "Oh, no doubt," said Hyde, ��������� with  tlacrity.  "Still, it is a coincidence���������a ver J  .Strange coincidence;^'���������������������������and somehow I  can't help feeling that .through' that  locket the murderer will be brought to  Justice in the end."  The young man cost a keen, sid������  tong glance at her, as though doubting whether she might not be keeping  hack some suspicion in her mind.  "And this gang of thieves you wert  speaking of," She resumed. "Isn't it  quite possible it is one of them who  killed my father?"  "Quite possible, I should say," h������  answered, rather dryly.  "But not very probable, you think?"  taid Marjorie, looking quickly Into hla  tace.  "I didn't say so." And he smiled a  ���������trifle amusedly. t*..-i  .     (To b������. Continued.)  placed by roots in proportion ofl to 8     -TaUe up a "desert life were rejected be  the growth of the dilferent lots    waa'| cause of their poverty.  pretty nearly the same, viz., 8.5 pounds j ^ u ln 0r  for the grain-fed pigs, and 8.6 pounds '  tor: those fed    roots, thus showing    a  small difference in favor of the latter.  In this experiment it must be noted tlinJt  the pigs hod been fed roots previously,  and consequently took them readily.  In experiments with nearly 000 pigs  on~vajious-estates-in���������Denmark-it -was  found that carrots and mangels containing equal quantities of dry matter  had similar value in pig feeding; iu  other words, the amount of dry matter  in roots is of importance rather than  the total weight or the quantity of  sugar contained  .leans, a bustling town not far from  Paris. In this pretty city, says a Paris  newspaper, especially on Sundays at  the hour of mass, the classic Sedan  chair, as it was known to the gallants  of the eighteenth century. Is borne  through the streets by robust carriers.  Its occupan"ts"b"elng~aged-people -nnd  Invalids, to whom the jolting of a carriage Is Intensely disagreeable.  The Buffalo "Commercial" notes the  fact that all the Presidents of the  United States have come from British  ancestry except  two,  both  of   whom  In a number of Danish experiments ' w������re Dutch. Martin Van Burcn was  ur pounds of cooked potatoes I 'he *������������������**-"��������� President of Dutch ancestry,  vo     practically     the       same    gain    and -Roosevelt Is the second.   Washing-  fou  gavo     "practically  as     one      pound      of     grain.      Thc  quality   of   pork   produced   from     potato-feeding is especially good, as   hits  been shown by numerous experiments in  Kngland, Ireland, Denmark and Canada.  In this connection I'rof. Gi'isdnle of the  Central Kxpcrimentnl Furni stiys :���������"l'o-  tatoos are frequently available for feeding pigs, especially'small potatoes.   All i  experimental work here with   .polntou-i j  scorns  to indicate that, fed  raw, they |  nre of very little nutritive value, but  when cooked they aro worth about ouc-  quarter as much as mixed grain."  Artichokes have a'feeding value similar to that of potatoes.  Turnips have not been found as satisfactory as mangels.or sugar beets for  swine feeding, either in amount of gain  produced or in the readiness with which  they aro eaten by pig3. Indeed no  other root seems iiioro satisfnctoiv.  considering the yield per ii<";e, pnlatabil-  lty and feeding value, than the large  red mangel.  The experiments conducted  by  Prof.  Day and Prof. Grisdalc and myself, as  well as the experience of many of   our  best farmers, indicate that    the   "most-  economical  nnd  satisfactory ration   for j  swine feeding contains equal parts by j  weight of grain and roots.      The addition of about three pounds per day of j  skim milk or whey will go far to   insure thrifty growth and iine quality of ,  pork.���������F. AV. Hodson, Live Stock   Com- j  missioner,. -.. |  ton, Adams, Madison, John Quincy  I Adams, William Henry Harrison, Ty-  Mnr, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Lincoln,  Johnson, Garfield, Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison were of English ancestry; Jackson, Polk, Buchanan, Arthur  and McICInley were Scotch-Irish; Monroe, Grant and Hayes were Scotch;  Jefferson was Welsh. Tabulated,, the  record stands: English. 14; Scotch-  Irish, 5; Scotch, 3; Dutch, 2; Welsh, 1.  Alphonse Duhamel ot Paris has made  a timepiece that stands twelve feet  high, and is composed entirely of bicycles or their component parts.. The  framework Is a huge bicycle wheel,  around Which are arranged twelve ordinary-sized wheels, all. fitted with  pneumatic tires. A rim within the  large wheel bears the; figures tor the  hours, the figures themselves being  constructed of crank rods. .The hands  are made of steel tubing, which is used  for the framework of bicycles. The  minute strokes on the dial are small  nickel-plated spokes. The top of the J  ���������'lock is an arrangement of twelve  ! nandle-bars. The clock strikes the  i hours and the quarters, bicycle-bells  ! of course making the chines. The pendulum is made of a bicycle wheel, and  the pendulum-rod of various parts of a  bicycle frame. It Is said that the clock,  besides being a curiosity, is an excellent timepiece. It Is to adorn one of  the public buildings of Paris.  "Ladles, I regret to -say our dear Viee-^-'**"  -President and-myseli* must bid-you=fase-Tjr^���������  well.   No doubt tin'ie arc many of you������*.  capable of filling the breaches���������tahem!���������f-"  I mean vacancies."���������Fiom "Ally Slope*ert'/  At the Charity Ball. _ K.  Mrs. McFussy (accosting a gentleman.'"  in  evening dress  who   l.ad   entered thu-  ballroom late)���������Oli,  my  dear Mr.   I've quite forgotten v our name, but'. E> *  know you quite well". How are your-/*  N'ow do let me find you h partner. ,'  Jorkins���������Yes, but) madam, I  t  Mrs. McFussy���������-Now, I'll take no rc->**  fusal. You must allow me. I don't Ilkr---  io see?gentlemen''standing around and,",  notj doing tlieir duty, while there are s������������j -  many nice girls dying to dance witli.  them. Men are 'so idle nowadays, nt,  introduce you to Miss Thumper. Coma-.".  ilong.  Jorkins ��������� Really,    madam, ' FOtidnlc*,,  ".here's some mistake.   I'm   Mrs.. McFussy���������Not , another   woirI_.  Come with me at once; yon naughty, la*'��������� .  boy.     (Jerkins   is  dragged   unwilling* -    ;_  icross the room, Mrs. McFussy talkir ;     ir  ill the time.)    Oh, here's Miss Thump* -    -'.  My dear Miss Thumper, I've brought yo ������-'  -m  i "gentleman who is dying to know yoi:_. .-*"  Let me introduce Mr.  (To Jorkins): <-_;���������  What .is your.-name?*.-;  Jorkins���������Jorkins, madam.   Tta. one cti'"'  the band.   (Tableau.)���������"Pick-Me-Un/*  Sydney Smith once wittily remarkedc-  "The British army ought never-to'Heav*.  England except in case of actual inv<*.~  sion.";.;  Sufferer���������I can't s^and it any longer;;  I'm going to the dentist's this ins tan t"  ������nd have this tooth out. Christian..,  scientist���������Nonsense!-Your tootkdocsn' v  ache; it'a only your imagination- "Thr B--  I'll have him pull out my imagination. *���������'  ���������"Christian Science Herald." J Revelstoke Herald and  Railway Men's Journal  I'll Wished By  The Revelstoke Herald Publishing Co  Limited.Liability.  A. JOHNSON,  Editor and MnnAKcr.  AliVr.mtSl.SC   RATE!*.  ni-i.lnj ������(!.������.,"*l.r<i i.or Incli; single coliiinn,  t- i.(*f Inch wlien inscrie.l on llili- imso  i.e* al������.J-*., lOcents pur Incli (nonpHrifli line  lor llrstlns-ertlon; 6 i*cin������ f.ir ciicli n.I.till..mil  Insertion. Locul noiliii* lucent'* per lim* iiu-li  I *ne. Blrlti, Marrliti;*.' nii'l Driith Xuili'vs  free.  Sl*B������CKir*TIO.V IIATK.I.  l-v nullnr currier   f-' per nnniim: $l.'-'*'i f������r  ������i������������ionihs,strictly J11 ikIvhiil***.  ho would coiisiiler conllilontiiil. The  inference is that "confidential" coni-  iiiuiiications (."(irrupt good inannors.  U. G. Macphei'son, thu new member  for Bnrriu-d, limile his mniileu speech  nt Ottawa the other day. He devoted  his initial oration to congratulating  the government on reducing the price  of wood alcohol. Hob is unite nn  iiutlinrity on the subject.  ot"K jon i.nr.MiTJtKNT.  1 one ot the best ivinipped prlntiiiKoflli-us in  lie Wetland prepared to execute nil L-lnds of  in im ine tn nrstolftss style nt lioncst prices  iiiie price to All. No ]<���������*> too lurifc���������none t������o  ��������� mill���������lorn*. Mall orders proniiilly iitiendcd  to.   Give us a trial on youruuxl order.  TO COI'.l'.K'-TOXDKNT*-..  *>Ve invite corrc������pondenco on any sul*]vvl  o' iiiltresl io Uie general public In all cases  tlie bona tide name of the writer must nccom-  |lan*f manuscript, bin not necessarily for  publication.  Address aM.eominiinicatloiis to the Manager  NOTICE IO COKP.KSI'OXPKNTS.  1 ���������All correspondence must be legibly  ������'������iiH*i:on one side of the paper only.  -'.*��������� Corre!**ponilcnoe containing personal  roanumust l*e signed with the proper inline  ���������--.'tl* (writer.  THURSDAY. Al'llll. 2. 100.*.  APRIL THE SECOND.  Thirty eight years ago today died  Hit-hard Cobden, the great English  free trade enthusiast. Although wc  ���������must disagree with bis ideas on fiscal  matters, still there remains a grout  ml mi ration for holiest belief acroin*  pxnied by unstinted labor for u conceived right.  How different was CobdciiV work  for free trade from that of those now  in power at Oltnwi. Cobdnn spoke  free trade and believed in it; Laurier,  Fielding and that ilk lffivc shouted  free trade and winked the other eye.  The new division of constituencies  for the Dominion House litis been  in-ranged, H. ('. being entitled to  another member, having 7 imstaad ol*  li. The old ("lassilieiition of Victoria *i,  Hurinrd 1, Vancouver 1, New "WVst-  minster I, and Vale-Curiboo 1, has  been cluiuged ns follows :  New  Westminster   remains  pruoti-  i.nlly  the snnie with  1 ineinbtn"; Victoria being found  too small for 2 has  been reduced to 1   (Inking  in lhe city  only):   Uiurard   remains   almost, as it  was   but   the   name, to prevent eon-  fusion, is changed  to Vancouver: the  prssent Vancouver constituency will  in   future   be   called  Nanainio: Vnle-  Cariboo is cut  in  two by a line north  and   south   with   a   member for each  half, and it new constituency litis been  arranged called   Comox-Atliu, which  includes Oassinr.     Tlie new classification therefore is:���������  Victoria 1, formerly 2. ,  New Westminster 1. the same.  The notorious Hurdick murder investigation in Buffalo has tei'ininated niul I  lhe coroner's jury returned nn open  verdict. Although tin olliiial investigation is promised the opinion seems  to be general in Unit, city that the  crime will go down to history unsolved.  Tbo Dominion Government are  proposing to extend the Yukon telegraph to t he Const. A sum uf $*J."i.0IJ()  lias been placed in the estimates fur  this piii'|>o**t'. The new line will follow  the Cariboo wagon rend and cross the  Kraser, Chilliwnck and oilier settlements on tho south side of the Fi'.isci  will tints have telegraphic communication.  The proposed commission on the  Uiimpy charges was aptly described by  ���������in Opposition member. " The people  '��������� are tired of lues-, kodak commissions  " in which Iho Oovernmont preses  *' the button and the commission does  '* the rest."  LEGAL  ***3     \>>&  ^'������*X*J.r-*.'  BM***ix.*c^*'fl,gggE*afera  sa&9 9  If you are looking for possibilities in Estate  Speculation that will double your capital,  it will foe to your interest to invest RIGHT  NOW, foefore the foest of the properties have  "been taken up.  ESTATE  STRENGTHEN   TAYLOR'S  HANDS.  The recommendations of tlie City  Council and "Board of School Trustees  set forth in their joint meeting with  the local member, :is reported in  ���������nother column, should receive the  approval of every citizen, no mutter  whether supporting Mi*. Taylor or not.  After any election all hands should  join in advancing local interests irrespective of politics, and stand united  in pressing our wants before the  powers that be.  We should, to use a colloquialism,  '���������cut out" the present method of  procedure in representing our  needs to tbe Government. Irresponsible wire-pullers serve tlieir own  interests first and those of the city and  constituency afterwards and The  Herald will in the future as in the  past advocate united assistance of the  local member of whatever side of  politics.  Revelstoke has a great future before  ~Tc7 as practically tlie geograplHcSl"  centreof the Province, and its interests  will never be properly conserved while  certain classes in the community let  political rancour becloud their consideration of public questions, i'nion  in always strength, and by united  effort alone will our city take its  proper place among the communities  of the Pi-ovince.  Vancouver  Yale-Cariboo  Nanaimn  Ci-mox-Atlm  Total  1, formerly called  Hurra rd.  2, formerly 1 in two  constituencies.  1.   formerly   called  Vancouver.  I, new constituency  E MA.STltK Jt SCO'IT.  , Barristers, Solicitors, Kt������.  Kevelstoke, H. C.  J. M.Scott, H.A., LI..11.   W. de <,'. le Mnlstro, M.A  HARVEY, M'CAltTER >t PINKHAM  lliirristers. Solicitors, Etc.  Solicitors for Iini.ur'iil Bank of llanadii.  Company funds to loan atS per eent.  First Strkkt, Kevelstoke li. (1.  SOCIETIES.  NOTK AND COMMENT.  In discussing the Railway Coin-  mission Bill at Ottawa the other day,  the question arose as to whether the  proposed control of. rates would con  flict with the rights of piovinces who  had made contracts with railways  including such control. The Minister  was unable.to answer off-hand. It is  up to B, C. members to preserve our  rights, as if it be held that the proposed Commission overrides provincial  contracts, all local railway Acts-of  recent years will be valueless in ai.  essential feature. When the province  puts up all or most of the -money, it  should certainly control rates;.  AT GROUND FLOOR PR8CES  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.  GRIT GYMNASTICS.  JXJMIMOX 1'AHI.IAMKNT XOTK.***.  Sir Wilfrid Maimer's sunny ways  vent rather too far the other day. He  told % story to defend S: Richard  , Cartwright, depicting that gentleman  as a mule, which made the old war  horse mad.  Mr. Charlton is worried about divorces and so has given notice of  motion to constitute a Divorce Court  with the view of cheapening them.  He evidently considers the marriage  contract another kind of unrestricted  reciprocity. Hence his interest.  'Ml-������s"-'i       Mr. Fielding, who refused to treat  as confidential the representations of  the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, admitted in the House that he  had   received  letters  of  an   adverse  The Conservatives in the Ontario  legislature are quite right in opposing  the proposition for a Royal Commission into the Gainey charges. The  commission appointed to enquire into  charges made by Smith Curtis againit  Premier Dunsmuir, sat for weets at  Victoria. All the evidence 1ms been  in nearly a year, but where is the  report? Hon. G. A. Walksui was  premier himself once, but even at his  age, tbe report should have heen made  public long ago. The people should  know 1  Ked Rose Degree meets second ..nd fourtl.  Tuesdays of each month; While Rose Peirrcr  meets third Tuesday of each quarter, in Oddfellows Hall.   Visltlne brethren welcome  1)1!.  CARKUTIIEt'S, T. H.itAKER,  President. Act. Secretary.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE No. 1058,  * Regular meetines nre held- In'-'tlit  Oddfellow's .Hall 011 I lie Third Friday of each month, at & p.m. sharp.  Visiting brethren cordially Invited  A. JOHNSON, W. to.  W. JOHNSTON, Kec.-Sec.  Cold Range Lodge, K. of P.,  No. 26, Revelstoke, B. C,  MEETS   EVERV   WEDNESDAY  in   Oddfellows'    Hall   al S  o'clock.     Visiting   Knights  are  cordially invited.  J!. VAN HORSE, C. C.  G. H. BROCK, K. of R. -.t S.  CLEARANCE  SALE   OF  Furniture  CHURCHES  Hon. W. \V. B. Jlclnness took a.  trip to New Westminster recently and  was^eloseted-witb^Richard-McBride,.  opposition leader, for over an hour.  There are rumors of an agreement to  pass the estimates and appeal to th������  country on party lines, but nothing  ban been given out directly by the  parties concerned. Thos. Gilford, the  local member, was alio with tin** Provincial S<icrelary.  The Vancouver Province, acting  possibly as an "inspired'' organ, has  started a crawfishing campaign for thn  Grits, and now advocates an enlarged  membership of the Senate. Considering the fact that a few years ago the  Senate was " a monument of obstruction '' and " a menace to the will of  the people." Bro. Nichol's position is  somewhat humorous. Perhaps he  thinks the other new .Senator should  lie a good Grit editor, too.  The Koss Government has been  urged by prominent Liberals to resign  owing to the Gamey charges. The  request has nothing to do with the  morality of the case, but is brought  forward merely on the off chance that  Lhe voters in Ontario may forget  somewhat of the scandal before next  Dominion election. And so the "party  of purity" continue to prove themselves whited sepulchres.  Another failure to bring a criminal  MKruODisT cncr.rn, HKVEtsTOKE:  Preaching services at 11 a. m. and 7-.T0 p. m  Class meelfni; at thc close of tin* morning  ���������service. Sabbath Sahool and BlbleCIi*.*-..*- at *l:3u  Weekly Prayer Meeting every Wednesday  evening at 7:30. The public are cordially  Invited.   Seat's free.  Rev C. I.ADNEX. Tostor.  ST. PETER 8 CUUECH, AXGLIC.IX.  Eight a.m., Holy Eucharist; 11 a.m., ma'.a**,  l,t*any and sermon (Holy Enctiarist first Sunday In the monthl; 2:3o Sunday school, or  children's service: 7:30 Evensong (chorall and  sermon. Holy Days-The Holy Jvccharist is  celebrated at ' a.m. or S a.m., as announced.  Holy Baptism after Sunday School at 3:15.  c. a.fr(x-c.viek,   ector.  PBESBVTEBIAS   CHCRCH.  Service every Sunday at 11 ������.m. and 7:30 p.m.  to which all arc welcome. Prayer meeting at  8 p.m. every Wednesday.  Rev, W. C. CAI.r>ER,Tastor.  ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.  Mass   at 10:*t0 a. m.,   on   first,  second and  fourth Sundays in the monlh.  HKV.   FATHER  THAYER.  SALVATION   ARMY.  Meeting every night in tlieir Hal! on'Front  Street.j  A. H. HOLDICH  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  AND ASSAYER.  Royal School of Mines, London.    Seven yean  at   Morfa   Works,   Swansea.     17   years   Ohlet  Chemist  to Wlgan Coal and  Iron Co.*  Eng.  I.ate Chemist and Assayer, Hall Mines. I,td.  Claims examined ana reported upon.  Ferguson, B.C.  j   A. KIHK.  Domini 11 nnd Provincial Land Surveyor.  REVELSTOKE, B. 0.  E. MOSCROP. . .  Sanitary Plumbing', Hot  Water  And Steam Heating, Gas  Fitting  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C.  ���������jjiaracter  from   other sources, which   to justice ha������ occurred acro������s the line,  H. PERRY-LEAKE,  Mining Engineer  and Metallurgist.  SPECIALTIES :  Examination nnd reports mi Mining  Properties.  Specification   and  Constriiclioii   o  .Mlnin)* Machinery.  Mill   Tosts   of   Ores and   1,'oneon-  Irntcu,  Bedford McNeill Code: ,  COW/IN BJ.0CK, Revolatoko, U. V,  Singer Sewing Machines  arc sold on easy monthly  payments.  A full supply of machines  needles and attachments are  kept for any make of- machine on earlh.  MANNING, :  MACKENZIE AVE.  Kevelstoke. B.C.  Now is your time to come and make vour selections in what Furniture  you require. We can make arrangements with you to let you have  what you want. Wu 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 wo 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 ready for it.  A good discount on anything,you require.  Revelstoke Furniture Company.  *ljfc������_j3fcl.   ���������"fr-i i-T-i   ������T% ���������?fre   ������Ti ���������t'Fe  ������*T*i ������"T**i ���������>*i,*i *T*������ ���������n'T-t JPa  ���������T-i ���������"���������"I't** -"-"���������I**. *���������*������������������������������������ m^a, a*Fm mVa m*Ta m*&* a&a a&a ift*  ijri Mrjr ���������X���������������X"X'' \L* "A* *X* '���������L* ^X* *X*\ft*!*X*TX*^X* "A* Tit* *X .tL* *ttr "or "X* *X* *X* ^jr "X*  PELLEW-HARVEY,  BRYANT & GiLMAN  Mining Engineers   '  and Assayers,  VANCOUVER, B.C.      Established 1890  Jas. I. Woodrow  gUTCHER  Retail Dealer in���������  Beef, Pork,  Mutton, Etc.  Fish and Game in Season.  All orders promptly rilled.  THE CITY EXPRESS  E. W. B. Paget, Prop.  Prompt delivery of p������.rceli*, baggage, eto.  10 any part of the city  Any Kind of Transferring  Undertaken  Al\ orders left at R.M. Bmytbe'K Tobacco  store or by Telephone >*o.7 will receive prompt  attention.  HOW ABOUT  THAT SUIT  Of Clothes yon promised  yourself this FAI-IV  Our Full Stock is now the  most complete in B. 0.  Our Fmicy Goods are all  new with new colors and  Hip. latest stripes.  Sec* them before��������� leaving  your order elsewhere.  R.S. WILSON,  Fashionable Tailor.  Next thu McCarty Block.  p������3������������g*<g)������������gr^^  A88AY WORK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS  UNDERTAKEN.  Test*** made up to 2,000 lbs.  A ppeclnlty made ol chocking Smeller  Pulps.  Snmplcs from thc Interior by mall or  cxoresH promptly attended to.  g     tjorrusponiienue solicited.  H VANCOUVER, B. C.  ��������� .W.JW.JW..*..W..W..V..V. ���������*���������**��������� ������������������>..������..'������.  W..W   ������������������������  ���������������-���������������.."������������������-���������������. ���������..*.-������������������'.������������������������.������������������������. "���������.  Tl I  I I  II  k   I   t '  I  1  I I  1  I 1  ri'TT'Pr'r  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnished with the  Choicest the Market  affords.  Going South  for Win ter?  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  -*--^==^******yge, .yghtjjedrooms.   Rates $i a day."  Monthly Rate.  J. Albert Stone ���������   Prop.  Land  Registry Act.  Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, S, in Block 48, in  Town of Revelstoke, B. C,  Map 636 B.  A CEIITH*ICATK of linlefeimll.Io Title to the  11-bovo property "will be laHucd to Frank Bernard Lch'Ik on the 28tli ilny ol Kebriinry, A, I).,  ]������.', nnlOHs In the meanllmon rnlld objection  thereto lie made to me In writing by 11 person  clalmlnit an estate or Interest therein or in  any purl thereo/.  II. F. MACI.KOn,  Dlmrlci Kcglmrar.  ���������J.and   Kculatry  Oillco,   Nelson,   I).** C 17tli  November, itms.  If you are contemplating going South during  the winter of 1902 or 1903 you' can get valuable information free of charge.  Write to  John T. Patrick  Pinebluff, N. C.  He can save you money in hotel rates.  He can direct you which is the best railroad  route to travel.  He can direct, you where to rent neatly furnished cottages or single rooms.  ITI ITI **��������� ***** *****" '** ******* '*' *** '** ****^" **m **' ******* ***^*������ "*^* ******** ���������*��������� ���������******. ���������*^>" ���������*��������� '^ *"' 11.  *.������.**���������** Bx* **-*r*r*^-****������.* .-I-' *T-*r".-i**1 i-i-1 T*iP^pTT**X*w'X,'*-*X**^Jv**���������"* *if," '.I.    T     *^  r:  S & COY  Wholesale and Retail Dealers  PRIME BEEF.     PORK.     WIJ.TON.     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.  KIIKE BD8 MEETS ALL TRAINS.  REASONABLE KATES  FIRST CLASS   ACCOMMODATION.  ELECTRIC BELLS AND LIGHT IN EVERY ROOM.  Hotel Victoria  ���������mptly secured  Write for our hi teres ting bookR " Invent*  or** Help" nn.\ '* How you ore ���������wlndled."  Send 111 n rough sketch cr model of jour In-,  ventfon or improvement nt������J wc will tell you  free our opinion ns to -whether it is probabl ���������/���������  patentable. Rejected applkntlors hnve often  been -successfully prosecuted l������y u*. We  conduct fully equipped offices in Monticul  and WfiphlnRtoii; thtRqunlifics n������* to prompt-,  ly dispatch work find quickly s'cure I'n ten ti  an broid as the invention. HiKhcxt referencesi  furnished. ���������������  Pntcntt* procured through Marion & Ma .  Hon receive special notice without charge in -  over 100 newspapers distributed thronghoutf  the Dominion. (  Spcclnlty:���������Patent business of   Manufacturers aud; Kngiucers.  MARION & MARION  Patent Expert- and Solicitors  W. M. BROWN,   -   Prop.  11AR WELL SUPPLIED BY THE OHOIOE8T  WINES,  LIQUORS AND CIQARS    .'   HOURLY 8TREET CAR  MEETS ALL TRAINS.  By Roya  1848  Warrants  1901  JOHN    BEGG'S  Royal   Lochnagar  fc'J.  New York Life B'ld'i**, Dontrea'..  BALMORAL  WHISKEY  SCOTLAND  By appointment to His Majesty the King, 1901.  By appointment to Her Late Majesty Quean Victoria, 1848-1900.  An-nncind^Nv.^-in-.ionDx^ Revelstoke Wine & Spirit GsHipany, Limited, Agent  ���������a ��������� iff  ft* '���������  t'if  Haggeny Column.  (Edited  by the OQlco Hoy niul set up hy the  ��������� Devil."  It   is   proposed, in   this column, to  give   week   IA*   wi*ok   a   synopsis   of  lioUoii   cuntnineil   in   the    Kootonny  Mail.    Tho stulV  in question does not  iippcar   in   this    "Story   Companion"  hut, tlio editorial section, evidently the  work of tho loenl lyre.  The principal   pipe   dream   in   last  week's   issue   is   it   yarn    that   Price  Kllison,   31.P.P.,  of  Vernon,  will be  to   the    Government    next  liec-msii   Proiniot*   Prior   has  lo   acquire   und   sub-divide  opposed  scission,  proposed  liivjro evtates. It i.s truo that* M.  l-'llisnn has a fair sized fiirm, but  eouipnred with the holdings of Lord  Aberdeen and others it is certainly  not a Int-go estate. The humour of the  situation is found in the fact that the  minister of Piimnee is part owner and  iiiitnii(rer of thu largest estate in the  province. .U New Westminster last  full, when addressing the Forestry  Association, Mr. Prentice stated with  pride that with his father and father  in law lie held no less than 212 square  miles ! Whereat one wns disposed to  say, "Thank God, his wife, mother  urd mother inlaw are not in the grab  game too.'*  Our contempor.-try also devotes a  couple of paragraphs to laudation of  ,1. Bullion Ilobson, the Curilioo hydraulic man, terming him "enterprising, skilful and generous.'' Without  wishing to detract from the professional qualifications of the gentleman  in question it seems rather too much  to class as "generous" the man who  employs more Mongolian labor than  any mine manager in the Province  except Dunsmuir,. And of course tl ���������  lately honorable "Jim" is beyond  redemption.  The Mail also states that during the  present strike the C. P. It. has "ap  pointed" special constables. Now the  appointment of such is entirely within  the province of the crown and its law  ollirers, as, although the C. P..R. it*  paying the men in question; they  cou'd not exercise their functions without being sworn in. The trouble both  during the present and the trackmen's  strike.was'a'nd.is that Attorney-Gen-  ernl* El'erts permits - the unlimited  swearing in of peace officers. This  could any day be prevented by instructions being i.-sued to J. P's. not lu  exeicise this power unless specifically  requiredjSo to do by the  Government.  Jt is amusing to see our friend "on  the next street holding up us right tin*  course of New Zealand in refusing to  Crown grant mineral hinds, merely  leasing them, while a week or two ago  he shouted for Crown grants for  . hydraulic placer lands in B. C. Al  present these lands are held under a  a smaller rental and more stabli-  tenure than in New Zealand or any ot  the Australasian colonies. Conunr  drum���������Why nre hydraulic leases right  in New Zealand and wrong here?  auctioned by order of court. . Oshorno  Plunkett, barrister,Vancouver, bought  it for $1,100.  The Highland, owing to the: high  price of lead, will shortly recommence  operations,  LAKDKAU.  The Eva stamp mill has arrived  at  Arrowhead   nnd   will   ho  taken in at.  once.     Contract,   for   freighting   has  been awarded to Branford ifc Oo.  Buaton is excited over tho discovery  of free gold within a short distance of  the town* Thu discovery was made  on the C. P. H. and Twin claims.  The Pedro management urn much  encouraged at recent development.  Tht* lend has opened out from 8 inches  lo 24 feet and picked specimens run  2.10 07.. of silver.  YAMS.  Govt. Agent Dodd at Yule is ���������minority for the atateincnt that lhe liig bar  on the Fraser iippnsit** that I own ha.*  not hern so much expost-il I'ur many  years. The men digging and washing  have averaged .$25 per dny. JJelwci-n  Lyttun and Lillnoi'l 2o() Indians have  lieen working :ti'ei".i*riii,..*, from .$2 to  ijilO Jt was even hetiei- up I he ('.11 i'mo  line into Chilcolin.  The Ashnola Smeller Limited litis  witlidiiiwn all its *-t<it-It fiom the  market pending thu ' conipldtioii ol  further prospecling work rccoiniiieiiil  ed by Win. Blakemore, M.E, in his  recent report. 1). B Young, mniiiig-  ing director, who passed through this  city, en route lo Vernon for a vacation,  nays thin work will occupy some three  or four weeks. If the expected results  are obtained eomu stock may then be  placed on the market nt a much  advanced figure. Montreal parties  want to putc"liH������e the company's other  coal hinds in the Okanagnn (or $3*3,000  Negotiations are now pending on this  b**.*>i������.  Shafts-and Stopes.  BOUNDARY.  The Gran by has recently installed  the largest air compressor in Canada  and the mines can now produce 5,010  tons a day.   The smelter will  be en  larked  to that capacity.    .  Recent work on the Seattle, north  foik, has opened up some nice 01 e  bodies. The property is under bond to  the Trail smelter.  HOSSLAND.  r.-ist week's shipments of Rossland  ores were 0.840 tons and for 1003 to  dat eS2,S7C tons.  The Giant will resume work as soon  ns the Fernie strike is settled.  The owners of tha Kootenay mine  are contemplating the installation of n  $300,000. Pohle-Croasdale plant to  recover by products.  NELSON.  Mr. M.S. Davys.the former manager,  who took a lease on the Silver King  some time ago. is having great profits  from the Bonanza streak.  KABT   KOOTENAY.  The Waterloo is shortly increasing  its still! of miners.  The Golden Placer Mining Co. will  operate extensively during the coming  season.  It is believed that four separate  companies will commence operations  shortly in the Moyie camp.  Shipments from Windermere district to date have been 2020 tons.  SLOGAN.  Tho Iliirlney is looking very well.  Tin* old ore chute which had faultsd is  now ro-located and u car load of high  grade ore has been sacked for ship-  munt. **  Iho Great Western, owned at ona  \ima by tha Ttto Friends Co., lias been  Litigants and Criminals.  The current "Gazette" gives notice  of the holding of Assizes as follows:  Golden, -1th May,Civil and'Criminal.  New   Westminster, oth   May, Civil  and Criminal.  Victoria, 5th May, Criminal only.  Kamloops,   7th     May,    Civil    und  Criminal.  Revelstoke. 7th May, Civil and Criminal.  Vernon, 13th May, Civil nnd   Criminal.  Vancouver,   llth     May,     Criminal  only.  Nelson. lSlh Mity.Civil and Criminal.  Naiiaiiuo, 10th Mav, Civil and Crim-  imil. "      X'-v-.^i*,  Greenwood,   20th   May, sUml" and  Criminal  Clinton, 26th"May, Civil   and   Criminal.    ,  * Also that   thero   will   be   .Supreme  Court sittings:  Victoria, 5th Mny.        ���������*.      .*-.-<       ���������   ,\  Rossland. mifM.iy.  Vancouver, 27th M.-iy.   -  "There .will   also   he    an    Assayers'  Examination at Nelson on -27th  April.  The Making of Anagrams.  Apropos  the   renewal of the Shake-  I  spearc-JJacon   controversy,   an   article  by William Sheppard In   the  "Era" on  the   making;  of   anagrams   Is   enlightening*.     "A   correspondent   has   asked  me,"   says   Mr.  Sheppard,  "to furnish  ���������him'   with   some   good   anagrams   on  the    names    of    famous    people.    He  further      Informs       me       that       ho  has    spent    a    good    deal    of    time*  trying lo make nn acceptable anagram  on the United States, and has failed to  du so.   With reference to this failure, 1  would remind him that he must not be  discouraged.   The task he has attempted Is nn enormous one.   United States  lin* just a dozen letters.   Now, mathematicians will  tell him  that a dozen  letters  will   admit  of  seven   thousand  nnd 'twenty-nine millions (7,02!).000,000)  of  possible   transpositions.    Old  Camden has vividly described the vexation  of soul undergone "by nnagrammntlsts  when oft-repcateil effort, with nn oft-  repeated   approximation     to    success,  have  tlnally  resulted   In   loss  of   time  and  labor:   'Some have been seen,'  he  says, 'to bite their pens, scratch their  heads, bend their brows, bite their lips,  beat   their  board,   their    paper,   when  they   were    fair    for    somewhat   and  caught nolhlug herein.'   Again, let him  comfort himself hy the reflection that  no one has yet succeeded In making a  trood    English    anagram    on    United  States. .   Anagrammatlsts    have   been  forced'to fall back upon .the more fluent  and   manageable  Latin.    It  has  been  discovered   that    the    letters  forming  United States may bo transposed Into  the following Latin words:  In te deus stat. "God stands In thee."  Inde tutus stat.   "Hence thou stand*  est .safely."  Dentatus est. "He has teeth," the  "he" evidentlyreferriwg to Uncle Sam.  /Desiste, nutat! "Hands off, he  sTiakes!" a sentiment which may have  been applicable in 1S61, when It was  made, but Is now, thank Heaven, without meaning or point.  Slste, nudat te. "Stop, he strips  thee," which might be revived to-day  by the Anti-Imperialists in their warnings to our new subjects in 'Cuba and  the Philippines.  A te desistunt. "They keep off from  thee," which Is exactly the attitude  which the anil's 'wish the United States  '- assume towards Cuba and the PitfJ.  NOTICE.  Tliii-tv dnvs after ilnle I intend lo a)>]ily to tin.  Chief Ci.iiini'issiiinei. nf Lands mul Winks fur 11  special license tu cut. mul eurry iiivny timluT friun  the following described lands In Ilie District of  West Kootenay:���������  Ciimiueneingnta post planted three-tiuiirtei's nf  .1111 iio above l>'i'ent*li creek niul ono inilo south of  ('nlilstrcain mul marked '���������M. .McCm'ty's north west  .���������orliL'r post," thence oust Sll I'liiilns, tlienct.south  SO chains, theneo west SO chains, thenee, ninth SO  chains lo till" phiio of beginning.  Hated March Knl, l!*0.i.  M. Mel'.Vl.TY.  NOTICK  Take notico Unit thirty ilnys after dale 1 intend  toamilvto liiu Chief i'<iiniiii.-.*.imier of l.i-mls anil  Works lor a special license to em. anil carry away  timber from tin* following licserilieii iainls in West  K'ooleiiay district :  Cuiuiiicncing at a. post planted 1) miles from  (iolii tflremn, 1.11 the nail, untl marked "(,'cn.  haforinu's north wes*. corner post," thcilco cast ill  chains, thence south mi) chnins, tlience Most 111  chains, tlience north ll'.o eliains lo tin- point of  coiiiiucnceinc-ilt.  Hated lim Ut li ilny of Mareli. Illiui.  <(l*.l>. i.aiok.mi:.  NOTICE.  Notice.  NOTICE  Thirtv davs after date 1 intend to apply to tin*  Chief Commissioner of l.alnls and Works for 11  special license to cut and carry away timber from  thu following described lauds hi the district, of  West Koiitouny:���������  1 Commencing nt a post '.hinted on tlio Hold-  stream trull "1*1111II08south from (loldntreaui unit  uim-keil **,I. .V. Doyle's North west, corner post":  thence east 40 chains: thence south nm chains:  tlience west 4(1 elm Ins: tlieiiee nortli li;n chains lo  the place of beginning.  Hated;March Dili, 1IWX  , ,T. M. IIOYI.I*:.  NOT I Civ.  Thirtv days lifter date 1 Intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands unit Works for a  special license to cut and carry nwny timber from  liiu following described lands In the district, of  West Kooteimy:���������I  Commencing; at. 11 post planted 011 f'oldstrcnni  trail about 4 miles south from (.'nlilslrcnm and  marked "(I. S. Elhulfs south west corner post,"  tlicucu east 40 chains, thence north Iflo chains,  thence west >I0 chains, thence south HIM chains I  thu plaeu of beginning.  Dated nil March, 1������0.'.  ������. S. l-'MNIVI".'  NOTICK.  Tako in,i ice Hint, thirty days after dale I intend  to ap|dy to Ilie Chief Coiilliifssjoner of bauds niul  Work.** tor * siiecial license loenl unit carry iiwtiy  timber from ilie following described lands Iii West  Kootcnuy :  Couiiueiicin*" at a post planted at the north west  eo.-iier of lie... l,.if.irmo's homestead, and marked  "lleo. liiiforiiii*'* m.ri.li e.-isl euriier post," llionct*  south Hill chains, llnoire west 40 chains, thence  uot-lh Hi.) cluiiiis, iheuco east 40 chains to the  place of eoiumencpiueiii.  Dated this "Klnl day of t'ehruiiry, llitt"!.  lil*X). I.Al'OIt.MK.  Take notice that :>0 days afterdate I intend  to apply lo the Chief Commissioner of Lands  nnd Works fur a special license to eut and  currv away timber from the following described lands in West Kootenay:  Commeiininit at a post planted ona-half mile  westerly from the Columbia River about one  mile above Rooky Point, thence south 40  eliains, thenee west 100 chains, thence nortli  ���������in chains, thence east 160 chains to the point  of commencement.  Dn ted this ard day of February, 1903.  A. EDGAR.  If Ihe purtv or panic**! '.vlt.i remove.1 the  cap from a Held sia**.. ul Watclnnun William  Maekle**} Cabin hi ilie ("oluin l.ia briil*.*.* hist  summer, will rem��������� tin* same to A. Mcltue,  Postmaster, tliey will receive .fo rewarii,  NOTICE.  to  Ippines.  Curiosities of Book Sales.  Commenting on the phenomenal sale  of some recent novels, a correspondent  of the "Book Buyer" writes interestingly-of notable .books that years ago  were popular, but since have become  practically unknown.    He says:  There was once a very popular  preacher who wrote many books, and  for every one there .wtas a large demand, on the day of publication. But  most of them passed out of print while  he was still living, and I doubt If a  single one of them Is now kept in  stock-by any bookstore. Not many  years ago appeared a book which the  laboring classes and the tenement-  house population bought so eagerly as  to run the sale Into the hundreds of  thousands, because they thought It  showed how an equal distribution of  all property might be brought, about.  Now it appears to be dead. Helper's  "Impending Crisis" attained a sale' of  140,000 copies, forty years a.go, which  was as great an achievement as half a  million would be to-day. .That was  because of Its bearing on burning political questions and the fact that It  was systematically attacked in Congress. Now you can occasionally And  .a_etra*f_copy_of_lt_ln_a_second-hand-  ehop. Tourfjee's "Fool's Errand," twenty years later, reached about the same  circulation. For purposes of comparison, this and "Uncle Tom's Cabin"  would seem to be closely analogous,  But while the "Fool's Errand" has almost, If not quite, gone out of circulation, -Mrs. Stowe's great novel, thirty  years older, still sells largely'in several  editions, and at many libraries Is called*  for more frequently than any ether  book. Mrs. Stephens' "Fashion and  Famine" was the best selling novel of  its day, and three translations of lt  ���������were published "in France. But to-day  tt Is difficult to find a copy of It anywhere except in the lumber-room of a  public library. Another example may  be seen In the midden popularity and  subsequent deadness of "Robert Els-  mere," the author of which is still  writing successful books. ."Were lt not  that It might seem like telling tales out  of school, something could be said of  certain books that have begun life  with a phenomenal sale, which has  stopped suddenly and unaccountably,  as If at some mysterious signal.  For the reverse of the picture, the  most notable example Is afforded by  "Ben Hur." This book had no sale  worth mentioning for a year after its  publication, and was considered dead.  Now lt Is said to have attained a circulation surpassing that of any other  American novel, wdth the single exception of "Uncle Tom's Cabin."  Someone might prepare a curious  and entertaining article on three  classes of books jn light literature: 1.  Those that have had an Immediate  large sale, and have then gone to oblivion. 2. Those that have had no sale  at flrst, but afterward have met with  large success. 3. Those that have  been popular at the start and never  lost Wtelr popularity. The first class  would be the largest. Probably the  second -class -would be the smallest.  Tlwo that .would shine In the third are  the "Autocrat at the Breakfast Table"  ���������nd "Reveries of a Bachelor."  For Sale.  A Gramophone in first class order,  with 32 records, nil up to date. $21  huys the lot. a hnrgnin. Apply] at  Herald oflice. .  NOTICE.  Five Itoomeil  Home to  Rent Furinibcd ?12  iier month, including water."   Apply Hlkai.u  Mice or  SIP.S. H. MUGirEAIJ.  Second Street.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given thnt SOdays after dale  I will ai.plv to tlie t.hicf Commissioner of  Lands and "Works for ti special license to eut  und carry awav timber from the following  described lands in West Kootenay :���������  Commencing at a post planted on thc south  side oi Cnnoe river, 2'if miles above Kelly  creek, and marked '*\V. C. CunimfiiK'*s north  east corner post," thence south 40 chain*;,  (hence west 1G0 chains, thence north -10 chains,  thence ciis-t 1C0 eliains to the place of commencement.  Dated the nth day of March, 1903.  *\V. C. CU.MMIXGS.  NOTIOE.  Nolicc is hereby Riven that SO davs after date  I Mill apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lnnds and Works for a special license to cut  iinrl carry away timber from tho following  described lands in West Kootenay:���������  Commencing nt a post planted ]J^ miles  below Houlder creek on the south -side of  Canoe river, nnd marked "Gus Hedstrom's  norlh east corner post," thence south 40  chains, thenee west 100 chains, thence north  ���������ft) r-halns, thence Slat 1G0 chains to the yo.ut  cf couiiiicneenisnt.  Dated the nib. Cay of March, 1003.  GUS HEDSTKOM.  Notice is hereby given Hint sixty days after date  I intend to apply to the linn, the Chief Cinnniis-  .siiiner of Lanils anil Works for spcci'iil licenses to  cub anil ciirry away timber fnmi the following  il.'*ii'ril������cd lnnds iu 1'nst Kni.teniiy :--  Number One.  Ciimmencing nt .apost planted (in the -.nitth side  of the Columbia ri\cr, about four or five miles  below Surpiise llnpiils, near the uiniith of rreek,  ami nun keil "William .loliustim's northwest c.huim-  post," thence south  bn  chains,   tlience   eiu.t  &i   L.  cluiiiH, theufc  ninth  SO chains,  liienee wc**L SO ' v  chains to the point of eonimeiici.iiieiit.  .rS'^:^. h*j.l."i. ���������"'' ENiunber Two.  Commencing at a post planted on the south iiilu  of Columbia river, near the outlet of Kinibiisket  Lake, unit marked "William .Inlmitoii'i north ea-t  corner post," thence south 80 chain*., thence we**t  SU chains, thence north SO chains. Iheuce east **0  chains to tlie point of cnuniieneeineiit.  Hated the llth day nf March, una.  NOTICE.  Tako milieu that thirty ihiys lifter ilnto I intcnil  lo apply to the Chief I'c'ninnssinner of Lands ami  Works Inr it Kpeeia 1 license tn cut ami carry away  timber fnnii tlie fnllmving described lands in West  ICnntelliiy district:  t'oiuniciu.illg lit flcii. Lufornie's soulli west post  on (iiild Sire.nn, ,*a a post marked "llortie La-  forme's north west corner post," liienee smith Sll  chains, thenee east so 'clniins, thence north so  chains, thenee west SO chains to the point of commencement..  Dated the Ith day of March, lOiRI.  liKltTlM I.AFOR.MK.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 'XI days from  ��������� lute 1 will iu.plv to the Chief commissioner of  Lnnds anil Works for n speuial license to cut  and carry away timber from the following  described hiuil ill West Kootenay:  Commencing at Mary K.iSanderson's north  west eorver post on west bRiik of I'lngston  Creek about I'j' utiles from mouth of said  creek and ahouio eliains south ot tree bl .zed  on four sides on It. Ci. Mounce's trail, thence  south ICO chains, thence west -10 chalnB, thence  north 1UU chains, theneo cast 40 chains to  point of commencement, containing 610 acres.  IlHlryon. Feb. 7th, 1903.  MARY E. SANDEBIO**.*.  WILLTAM JOHNSTON.  NOTICIi.  Thirty days after date 1 intend to apply to lhe  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works fur n  special license to cut aud cairy nwnylimber from  tlie following described lands in the district, nf  West Kootenay:���������  Commencing at a post planted two miles below  I'rcncli creek and one mile south of Coldstream  anil market! "fl. H. Flindt's nortli west corner  post." thence south 80 chnins, thenee east 80  eliains, thenee north Sll chains, thence iie**l SO  ehainsto the place of beginning.  Dated aith Febniary, 190:1..  ff. S. KI.INDT.  NOTICE.  'i'ako notice thal.tliirly.days after dale 1 intend  to apply tn the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Woik*, font.special license tn cut nnd carry nway  timber fiom tlie following i|.������-ciilieil lauds iu Big  Bund, We**t Kooteuay district:  Commencing at a po-,t planted 1 mile smith uf  Ceo. Lilfuline's -. uitli west post of his iiineli on  Cold Slieaiii, and iiin.kcit "(,'cilie Lnforme's nultll  west coiner post," thenee south .SUclir ins, thence  east SO chain*,,  tlience   north  su  chains,  thenee  i/st ������0chains to lhe point,of cnuiiuciicciucnt.  Dated the Hli day of Xlnicli, 100.'!.  NOTIOE.  Notice i.s hereby given that:������ days from date  I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special license to cut  and carry awav timber from the following  .(escribed lands In West Kooteuay .  Commencing at Andrew JI. Symons north  east corner post about 20 chains north of tne  south west corner of Lot S71, Group 1, Kootenay, theneo south 80 chains, thence west 80  chains, tlience north 80 chains, thence cast 80  chains to pointof commencement,.containing  1110 acres, and  -Commencing at AndrewriM. Symons north  oast corner post planted on the west slope of  I'lngston Crook Valley about 4Ji miles from  mouth of said crock and about 40 chains  westerly from tree blazed ou four sides on R.  G. Mounce's trull) thenee west40chains, thence  south 1C0 chains, thence cast 40chains, thence  north HiO chain's to pointof commencement,  containing 0*10 acres,  Halcyon, Fob. Till, 1003.  ANDHEW M. SYMONS.  NOTICE.  Thirty days after .late I intend to apply to  the Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and \V->rk** for special licenses to eut  and carry away timber from the following  described lands in the Big Ben.l District of  West Kootenay:  1. Commencing at a po-t planted two miles  above thc head of licath Itiipid- on the west  bank of the Columbia HI ver. thenee south tflu  chains, thence west *ni rlii-in*., thence worth  ISO chains, thence east tn chains to Die pine*  of beginning.  2. Commencing at ac post planted two miles  above the head of liemfi l*>tj>tds on the west  bank ol the Columbia t!u*r, thenee north 3i*n  chains, thence wosi Ul chain**, thence south  1C0 chains, tlience on-t 10 chains to the plnie  ol beginning.  Dated this 13th day of January, lrii:.  ' I), MORGAN.  (."Hlt'l'II*. LAI'OItMi:.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby gi\en Unit .lUiiny*. aft.ir d.lte I  will apply to the Chief Cdiuinis-idiier of Lauds and  Works foi a special license tocul ami cany away  timbei fiointlie fnlliiuin:*tlesLiilicil lauds in West  Kootenay :  Coiiiineuciiij; at ft. Shannon's ninth east corner  post on the south side ut Pool eieek, about half a  mile from the iiunilii of .Mnhiiwk cieek, thence  nest Hii) chains, th.jilee smith -in cheiils, thenee  east lei) chain.**, thence ninth III chains to tiie  point nf ciimiueiiceme.it.  lUledlhe ind dayjif .Mnich, lOU'i.     ���������  (I. SHANNON.  NOTICE.  Notice is lieieby given Ihatsixty days after dale  I will apply to the Hon. tlie Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special license tociitauil  carry away timber from the following described  lauds in Hast Kootenay-:���������  ���������Commencing at a post planted on the north side  of the Columbia mer, about four miles east from  the mouth of Wood river,'and east of Fietl Robinson's timbei' limit, marked "John Willuughby's  Binith west corner post," thence noitli hlQchaius,  thenee east 60 chains, tlience south ICO chains,  tlience west SO chains to point of commencement.  Dated the Otli day nf March, 11)03.'  JOHN WILLOUOIIKY.   "  NOTICE.  Notico is hereby civen that 30 davs 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-a post-planted at tho mouth-  ol Kelly creek, aud marked "John McMahon's  north west corner post," ihence south 40  chains, tlience east 100 chains, thence north  40 chains, thence west 100 chains to the point  of commencement.  Dated the llth day of March, 1903.  JOHN McMAIION.  NOTICE.  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 limber from thc following  described lauds In West Kootenay:���������  Commencing at a .post planted opposite  ivelly creek, on lhe north side of Canoe river,  and marked '"John .McMahon's south west  corner post," thence norlh ������0 chains, thence  east 80chains, thence south SO chains, tlience  west SO chains to thc point of commencement.  Dated the llth day ol March. 1903.  JOHN McMaHON.  NOTICE,  Notice is hereby given that sixty days afterdate  I will apply to the Hon. the Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works for special licenses to cut ami  cairy away timber fiom the following described  lands in East Kooteuay:���������  Number One.  Commencing at a post planted on the cast side  of Wood Iliver, about three miles up said river  and marked "John McDonald's south west corner  post," thence north SO chains, thenee east SO  chains, thence south SO chains, thence west SO  eliains to point of commencement.  Number Two.  Commencing at a post planted on thu east side  of Canoe river, about one mile back from river, on  a bench about fourteen miles up river from mouth,  and marked "John McDonald's south west comer  prist." thenee north SO chains, tlience east SO  chains, tlience south 80 chains, thence-west 60  chains to the point  of commencement.  Dated the 10th day of March, 1003.  joiin Mcdonald.  NOTICE.  Nnlice is heiebygiieii Hint 30 days after date  will   apply to tlie Chief Connni.ssiriuoi* of Lands  and  Works fur a special licen-e to cut and carry  away timber fiom Die following described lands iu  West, Kooteuay: .._..-  Commencing at C. Ilaivey's south east corner  post on the south side of Pool creek about half a  mile from tlie mouth uf .Mohawk creek, thenee  west 100 chains, Ihencu noilh 10 enaiiis, liienee  e.ist Itio chains, thence sguth lOYhaius t<> point n������-  ciiuilileueenieut.  Dated tin* tlnd day of Maich, 10UU.  C. HAltVI'V..  NOTICE.  Notico is herebv given that 30 days from'  date I will applv to the Chief Commissioner of  L nds and Works for a special licence to cut  and carrv nway limber from the following  describeiflnnd In West Kootenay :  Commencing at P.. Sanderson's north west  corner post nt the south west corner of Lot Sil,  Croup 1, Kootenav thence cast 80 chains.  I hence south SO chains, thence west 80 chains,  thenee north SO chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.  Halcyon,"th Feb., 1903.  ROBERT SANDERSON.  NOTICE.  Take notice that Hurt} day- afur date I  intend to npnly lo the Chief i nmmissiouer oi  l^inds and v, orks for a **pi*ciul license to cut  and carrv away timber Irom the following  described laud.**:  Commencing at a |io������t planted on the west  side of Downic Creek, about 100 yards t-oulh oT  Thomas Meredith's south w eat corner post, and  marked Alex. Taylor'- south cn-t corner post,  thence west 1GU chain*, thence north 10 chain*,  thence east 1C0 chains, liienee -outh IU chains  to the placc'of commencement.  Dated this 31st duy.of January, 1903.  ALEX. TAYI.01*.  NOTICE.  Take notice that thiriy days after date I  intend to apply to thc Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for aspcciiil licence to cut  and carrv nway timber from thc following  described lands :  Commcnciug'at a post planted on thc-outh  bank of Halfway Creek .-t. Leon springs,  Upper Arrow Lake, and about 10 miles Irom  its mouth and marked; Stew art Taylor'*, south  west corner post, thence east ifio chains, thence  north 40 chains, iheuce w est MO chains, theuce  south 40 chains to the plaoeof commencement.  Dated the 6th day of February, 1LHJ3.  STEWART TAYLOR.  NOTICE.  Tliirty diiysafier date 1 intend t> apply to  thc Ilonouible the Chief Commissioner * of  Lands anil Works for a special license to cut  and carrv away limber from the following  described lands in the Big Ilentt District of  West Kootenay:  Commencing at a post planted four miles  above the head of Death Rapids on the west  bank of the Columbia River and marked W. J.  Gumming-*,' south east corner post, thence  norlh 160 eliains, thence west It) eliains, thence  south 100 chains, thence east 10 chains to the  place of beginning.'  Dated this iith day of January, J00".  W. .1. CUM.MINGS.  NOTICE.  .^Notice is hereby'given ���������lhat.30_clay*-i_nflci'_dato_l  will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works inra special license to cut and cairy away  timber from tne following described lauds in West  Kootenay:���������  Commencing at n post planted 300 yards above  Kelly creek, on the south side, and marked "l'i.  McMahon's north east corner post," tlience west  KM! chains, thencu south 40 chains, thenee east 100  chnhiH, thence north 40 chains to the place of  commencement.  Dated the llth day of March, 1003.  K. .McMAIION.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date  I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lauds and Works for a special license to cut  and carry awav timber from the following  described lands In West Kootenay:���������  Commencing at a post planted 2U miles  above Kcllv creek on the north bank of Canoe  river, and marked "Ceo. Johnston's south  cast corner post," thence north 40 chain*,  thence west lno chains thence south 40 chains,  thence cost 1C0 chains to the point of commencement.  Dated the llth dayfof March, 1903.  GEO. JOHNSTON.  NOTICE.  -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 limber from the following  described lands In West Kootenay:���������  Commencing at a post piaa ted 2J<������miles above  Kelly creek, on the north bank otT Canoe  river, and marked ��������� G. Johnston's southwest  ^r."-f<-'!-.!Hiis*: tll,*--*cc north 40 chains, thence  . ,c"?,,clLl>i,n8' "���������encc south 40 cbains, tbence  west 160 chains to the pointof commencement.  Dated the llth day of March, 1903.  G. JOHNSTON,  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that SO days after date I  will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lauds and  Works fur a special license to cut and carry away  timlier from thc following described lauds in West  Kootenay:���������  Commencing at a post planted nn Boulder creel.-,  and marked '-James McMahon"s south west corner  ]M������l," tlience north 80 chains, thence east St)  chnins: thenee smith SO chains, thence west So  chains to the point of commencement.  Dated tht* nth dny of March, 1903.  JAMES McMAIION.  NOTICE.  Take notico that thirtv davs after date I  Intend lo apply lo the Llilef Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special license to cut  and carry away timber from the following  described lauds :  Commencing at a post planted about 12 miles  from the mouth of Ilulfwav Creek, St. J.eon  Springs, Upper Arrow Lake and marked Stewart Taylor's norlh west corner post, thence  ea-t 80 chains, thenee south 50 chains, thence  west 80 chains. Hi unco north 80 chains to the  place of i ommencenient.  Dated the 7th day of February, l'.KM.  STEWART TAYLOR.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given thnt 30 dajs from  dato I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and works for n special license to cut  and carry away timber from thc following  described lands in West Kooteuay:  Commencing at C. M. Symons north west  corner post situated about 40 chains westerly  from a tree blazed on four sides ton R..G.  Mounce's trail on the west side, and about 4i*J  miles from ,the mouth of I'lngston Creek,  tbence east 40 chains, thence south 100 chains,  thence west 40 chains, thence north 160 chains  to point.of commencement, containing 610  iierei.   -  Halcyon, Feb. 7th, 1903.  C. M. SYMONS.  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  Take notice that thirty davs i.flor date 1  intdnd to applv to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for n special license to cut  and carry away timber from tho following  described land-:  Commencing at"a*p-s planted ou thc north  bank of; Halfway Creek, St. Loon Spring-,  Upper Arrow Lake, about II miles from lis  mouth and marked A. Butler's south wes;  corner post, thence.cast 100 chains, ihence  south 40 chnin-i, thence westlitfTchnins, thencu  north 40^ chains to the place of commencement.  Dated the.Tih day of February, 1903.  A. B1.-TI.ER.  NOTICE.  Take" notice that thirty days alter datc'l'  intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and \\ orks for  and carry  away  described lands :  special license to eut  timber Irom  thc   following  Thirtv days after date I Intend to apply to  tho Honorable Thc Chief Commissioner of  Lnnds and Works for special licenses to cut  and carry awav timber from the following  described lands in the Big Bend District of  West lvootcna;:  NOTICK.  e 1  iniend to applv In the  -Laiids-and-Wiirkri-for n,  Thirty days after date  Ch ief_ tl'oimni-'sii'n.jr���������iif.  sneeial license In cutaiid earryawav timber fiom  the folio wing ile.-crlhed lands iu "tlie district of  West* Kooteuay:���������  Cniiinienciiig al a po-t. planted on (jiildslream  trail 1| miles smith nf (iiihlslreaiu, maiked "J. M.  Dnylc's ninth east coiner pest," liienee west 10  chains, thencu smith 100 eliains, thencu east 4ti  chain::, Iheuce m.rth 1C0 chains to the place uf  beginning.  Dated March Bill, 1H0.I.  J. M. DOYLE.  NOTICE.  Notice is herebv given that 30 days after date 1  will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lauds and  Works for a special license lo cut and carry away  timber from the following described lands in West  Kootenay:���������  Commencing at a post opposite Kelly crook, and  marked "E. McMahon's south east coiner post,"  thence noitli 80 chains, thencu west 80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence east80ehainsto  tlie point of commencement.  Dated the llth day of March, 1903.  E. McMAIION.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 dnys afterdate!  will apply to the Chief Cinnniissioiier of Lands  aud Works for a special license lo cut and carry  awav timber from tin) follow ing described lands in  West. Kootenay:���������  Commencing at a post planted on Boulder  creek and marked "James McMahon's south cast  corner post, theneo nortli 80 chains, tlience west SO  chains, thence south SO eliains, tlience cast 80  chains to the point of commencement.  Dated the llth day ������* March, 1903.  JAMES McMAIION,  NOTICK.  Notice is lioroby givon that tliiily days  after dale I inti'ml In apply to (he Chief*  Commissioner of Lands aiul Works Tor a  special license lo out .-mil carry away  timber Irom the following: descrihed land's  in West Koolenay distriet:  ConirnenoitiK' :i( a post planted on lhe  west side' of the Columbia river above  Carnes creek aiul iii;u-k*.*d >" ".. Kdjpir's  southeast co nor post," Ihence north 40  chnins, liienee west 1C0 chains, liienee  soulli 40 eliains, thence east 1G0 chains to  the point of commencement.  Dated the 261I1 day of February, iqo;*.  R.  k'DCtAI-*.  1. Commencing at a post planted about three-  quarters of a mile cast of the Columbia River  at a point about a quarter of a mile south of  the Forks of thc Smith Creek and Gold Stream  trails and marked J. Smiih'ssouth west corner  post, thence north 1C0 chains, thence east 40  chains, thence south 160 chains, thence west  10 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's  north west corner post, thence south 160  chains, thence cast 40 chains, thence north  160 chains, thence west 40 chains to Ike place  of beginning.  Dated this 15th day of January, 1903.  J. SMITH.  Commencing at a post planted about one  mile east of Deep Creek nnd, about one and a  quarter miles south of-Galena Bay, Upper  Arrow Lakes, and about M feet south of what  is known as J. J. Foley's farm, and marked  James White's northwest corner post, thenee  south ICO chains, thence east 40 chain*?, thence  north 160 chains, thence west 40 chains to the  place of commencement.  Dated the 9th day of February, 1903  JAMES WHITE.  NOTICE.  Tate notice (hat thijty days aflor da(c I  Intend to apply <o thc Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special license to cut  and carry away timber from thc .following  describe*! lands:  Commencing at a post planted 40 chains  north of tbe north bank of Halfway creek. St.  Leon Springs, L'pper Arrow Lake, and about 15  miles from its mouth, and marked James  White's south east corner po-t, thence north  80 chains, thence west SO chains, iheuce Eoutb  80 chains, tbence east SO cbains to the place of  commencement.  Dated the6th day of Pebruary, 1903.  JAMES WHITE.  NOTICE.  Thirty davs after date I intend to apnlr to  thc Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for special licenses to cat  and carry jlwav timber from the following  described lands in the Big Bend District oi  West Kooteuay:  ���������1.���������Commcncing-at-a-post planted 100 yards  cast of thc Nine Mile Shed on Big Bend trail  und on the East limit of E. L. McMahon's  timber limit, and marked George Johnson's  north west corner post, thence south 160  chains, thence east 40 chains, tbence north 160  chains, thence west 40 chains to the place of  beginning.  2. Commencing at a post planted 100 yards  east of the Nine Mile shed on Big Bend trail,  and on the east limit of E. L. McMahon's  timber limit, and marked George Johnson's  south west corner post, thence north 160  chains, tlienceeast 40 chains, thence south 160  chnini, thence west 40 chains to the place of  beginning.  Dated this 15th day of January, 1903.  GEORGE JOHNSON.  MeMahon Bros. & Company,  Limited.  Notice is hereby given that MeMahon Bros.  and company. Limited, intend to change the  name of the Company toThoBigBend Timber  and Trading'Company,Limited.  Dated this 10th day of February, 1903.  HAKVEY, McCARTER <t PINKHAM.  3m Solicitors for the Company   .  NOTICIi:.  Nol ice is hereby given that thirty davs  after dale I intend to apply to (lie Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for a  special license (o cut and carry pwav  timber from the Ibllowinjr described land's  in West Kootenav district:���������  Comnienciiie; at a po.sl planted on (lie  west side of the Columbia Kiver, about  one-half mile above Carnes creek, and  marked "A. Edgar's north west corner  post," thence south 80 chains, tlience east  80 chains, thenee north 80 chains, tlience  West 80 chains lo the point of commencement.  Dated the 2Glh day of February, 190,3.  A. EDGAR.  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS HEREBV GIVEN that The Fred  Robinson   Lumber    Company,    Limited,  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given thai thirty  days from date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work*  for permission to cut and carry away  timber froi.i tlie.following: described lands:  Commencing at \V. le'M.iistre'*, southeast corner post; about half a mile east 01  theeasi bank "of the*~C""iuiiit>ia���������riverT~and_  on the east boundary of John Xelson'-  ranche; thence norlh 160 chains; thence  west 40 chains; thence south 160 chains:  thence east 40 chains; to the point nf  commencement; containing (xio acres.  Revelstoke, B. C, 1-Vb. 21st, 1903.  W. ..eWIAISTRE.  NOTICK.  NOTICE is hereby Riven that thirty  days after date 1 intend to apply to the  Chiei Commissioner ol Lands and Work*  for a special licence te cut and carry  away timberjfroir. the following: describe*!  lands in West Koolenay :  Commencinje at J. A. Kirk's south-west  corner post, on the Keystone (rail, near  Boyd's ranche, about three-i|unrters of 2  mile from the Co'umbi.i Kiver; tlience  north 160 chains; tic ce cast 40 chains;  thence south 160 chain:,; tbence west 40  chains to point ol commencement, eon-  (aining- 640 acres.  Revelstoke. B.C., 21st Februarv, 1903.  J. A.  KIRK.  to change  ��������� HARBOR LU  the name of the  MBER COMPANY,  Intend to   apply  company to  Limited."  Dated February 12th, 1903.  HARVEY McCARTER i PINKHAM,  Eeb-12-3m. Solicitors for the Company,  For Sale  TWO  Residences on McKeneie Avenue, with  modern improvements, lioOO each on easy  terms.  TWO Residences on Third Street, east, very  convenient for railway men, $1800 each, easy  terms.:  ONE  Residence on First Street, east, cash  required $500. "-object to mortgage.  Apply te,  HARVEi, McCATRIR JtPINKHAlt,  TIME TABLE  S. S. ARCHER OR S. S. LARDEAU  "Sunning between Arrowhead, Thomson's  Landing and Comaplix, commencing October  14th, 1901, will sail as lollows, weather permit-  tin-;:  Leaving Arrowhead for (Thomson's Landiag  and Comapllx twicedaiiy���������10k. and 16k. ,  Leaving Comaplix and Thomson's Landinc  for Arrowhead twice daily���������7:lok and 12:45k  Making close connections with all C. V. R.  Steamers and Trains.  The owners reserve thc right to change timet  of sailings without notice.  TM9 Frtd Robinson Lumber Co., ltd, THE READY-MADE SUIT.  "Have you bought the clolhes, Tom?"  ;  "Yes, Mary."  "And brought the hill with you?"  1 "Yes, Mary."  "Then let me s*~*e lt."  Tom Bedson meekly drew a piece ot  carefully folded paper from his waistcoat pocket, and with a rueful look  handed it to the young lady who had  been subjecting; him to cross-examination. And a very imperious young wo-  tD.an~.she looked as she leaned back In  her chair and regarded the young man  opposite with a close scrutiny. Tall  and dark, with clear-cut features, n  broad, white forehead, and eyes whose  steady gaze was nt times almost disconcerting, Mary Branltsome wns n  ���������girl in whom any man might feel proud  to have awakened nn Interest. That  tTom Bedson should have succeeded In  doing so was a constant source of surprise to their mutual friends. The announcement of their engagement was  greeted with uplifted eyebrows, and  unrestrained speculation as to how  long lt would last. The two were so  ���������different In disposition. Mary Brank-  aome took a serious view of life, "while  Tom Bedson was notoriously easy-going in a harmless way. His means  ���������were moderate but his tastes extravagant. He spent a prodigious amount of  money on his clothes, and prided himself on being the best-dressed man In  . BColohester.  To Mary this characteristic of her  betrothed was a source of anxiety. She  ��������� .wa* weH oft, and at her father's death  ���������would Inherit a comfortable fortune,  but she regarded everything from the  point of view of a stringently defined  principle, and a tendency to extravagance and unnecessary personal adornment, even with unlimited means at  command, was distasteful to her.  "Fourteen dollars and ninety-eight  ���������cents?" she said, regarding the piece ot  paper In her hand. "That seems reasonable enough. Do they look respectable?"  "Respectable enough," replied tho  young man with a dismal laugh. "Too  respectable. They are the regular 'Sun-  iflay best' style. It's pretty rough on  me, you know, Mary."  "It's for your own good, Tom," was  the girl's reply. "You are too extravagant, and I want you to show that you  can be man enough to curb a serious  tailing even at the expense of your  .vanity. It does not seem to me that I  ���������am asking such a wonderful sacrifice.  Eurely to wear a ready-made suit of  clothes for three months is not such a  ���������direful probation. Think of yourself as  my knight, and that suit as the armor  In which you are to win me."  "But It's such a confoundedly badly-  flttlng suit of armor," groaned Tom.  "Really. Tom, you are ridiculous.  Either agree now to do as I ask you,  or say at once that you do not think  that I am worth the effort. I will certainly never marry any man who will  not do as-much as that for my sake."  Tom hastily disclaimed any idea of a  refusal. At the same time he thought  Hejectedly. of .the numerous well-cut  ���������ults which reposed: in his wardrobes,  and In fancy saw himself, dressed. In  reach-me-downs, going wearily along  a path 'beset with the smiles and Jeers  of his friends.  "Then  that's  settled,"    said    Mary,  briskly, when Tom had made due subjection.    "You had better wear It for  the first time to-morrow at Alma Tres-  sllls's wedding."1  "Oh, I say, Mary���������" Tom protested.  "Tou will wear it,"  repeated Mary,  Bternly, "at Alma Tressilis's wedding."  "Oh,   all   right   then."    replied    the  young man, a trifle sulkily.  "I shall not be there myself," Mary  continued,-"but that need not make  any difference. Think, Tom, how happy I shall be, knowing that you care  for me enough to sacrifice your pride  for my sake."  She spoke in a caressing tone so unusual with her, that Tom was at once  eppeased, and expressed himself a3  willing to attend the wedding In his  flowered dressing-gown If she so desired lt.  When the time arrived for Tom Bed-  eon to dress for the Tressills wedding,  he unfastened the parcel which contained the ready-made suit, and, after  regarding the component parts for a  tew moments with extreme distaste,  proceeded to put them on. The fit  teemed even wor3e than when he had  Inspected himself in the store mirror.  The young man who sold them to him  bad said that it was a most gentlemanly suit. He must have been an ass. No  matter what view he took ot himself,  profile or full-face, a dozen blemishes  manifested themselves to his critical  -eye.^and^wrlnk.es^app^ared where no  ���������wrinkles ought to be. ---^=  "Oh! hang it all," he muttered. "It's  too bad of Mary; I simply can't go  looking like this."   He divested himself  of the suit, and put on the latest creation of his tailor. "Just to see the difference." The Improvement In his: appearance was so great that he began  seriously to contemplate the advisability ot putting off the evil day,  "Mary won't be there," he argued  with himself, "and nobody will be likely afterwards to "remember what  clothes I wore."  liis conscience put up a pretty good  flc-ht in b*~h"ilf of th** promise which ha  had made, but vanity came out victorious, and, having donned a big overcoat, and kicked the- offensive ready-  made clothes Into a cupboard, Tom  hurried off to the wedding.  *T have come after all, Tom."  The young man was just entering thi  cloak-room. and. starting violently,  turned to meet the smiling face of his  betrothed.  "I nm longing to ������ee you In your  new clothe**-." slit- snid. "I will wait  for you.    Don't be long."  Tom ga.--p*-*d inai tlctil.iteiy and  sought refuge in the convenient shel-  i ter of the cloak-room. This was a  complication for which he hnd not bar-  S**\Itic*d. "What a we.ik ass he had  r,een. How could he face the look ot  cold dl.'ijpproval in Mary's eyes whon  Bhe realized that he had failed to keep  faith with her? U was quite on the  cards that she might see fit to break  off the engagement. Anything rather  than that.  The room was empty, with' the exception of himself and the attendant,  and he leaned dismally against a table,  undisturbed, a.s these gloomy reflections passed through his mind, 'i he  chances of making his escape undetected, by feigning ,- sudden indisposition, were weighed, but the idea wa.s  dismissed as Impracticable. "Was there  no way out of the difTlcu'.ly?  His  gaze  wandered  absently to tho  | attendant, who was watching him wiui  Borne curiosity, and a brilliant idea  flashed upon him. The man was something of his own build, a trifle shorter,  perhaps, and he was dressed in a suit  of biack which was respectable  enough, if a little shiny in places.  "What is your name?" he asked abruptly.  "Thomas Robinson, sir," was the reply.  "Look here, Thomas," said the embarrassed lover. "I want you to exchange clolhes with me."  "I beg your pardon, sir," the other  replied, in great astonishment.  "Change clothes did you say, sir?"  "Ves, don't stand staring. It's lm-  porinnt. Look here. I'll give you live  dollars to do lt, nnd nfter the show  we'll change back again, or you can  keep my clothes, whichever you prefer. Oh, damn It nil, man, hurry up!"  So Impetuous wns Tom's urging, and  so eloquent the five dollar bill which  ho fluttered, that tho attendant, scarcely conscious of his own movement!*.  Buffered himself to be led Into a hidden  corner, where he speedily removed his  outer husk.  "Put 'em on!" cried Tom, thrusting a  bundle of his own1 clothes on the man,  and rapidly attiring himself In the  other's suit. "Quick! before anyone  comes!"  The exchange was happily effected  without Interruption, and Tom hurried  out. He caught a fleeting glimpse of  his figure in a large mirror, and noticed that fully, half an inch of pink  sock was visible above his shoe, and  that the general Impression created by  his newly-acquired garments was one  of extreme tightness. He was too  much relieved, however, at his escape  from a most embarrassing position to  be greatly concerned about his appearance.  "Good gracious, Tom!" Mary cried,  when she caught sight of him. "Whai  a horrible suit.   Why, it's not new."  "Not quite new," Tom replied. "It's  been a) little worn. I thought It better  not to get a brand-new-suit; they look  so beastly, and this is really very good  material. Cheap, too," he added. "I  thought I might as well do the thing  properly  while I was about lt."  "your enthusiasm does you great  credit, my dear boy," Mary said. "But  really, there wa3 no reason that you  should make yourself look such a  fright."  "It was for your sake, Mary," the  young man urged  reproachfully.  The girl's face softened. "Tou are a  dear, good fellow," she said: "a true  knight.    Don't think that I am unap-  preciative, but really " ���������'.'.-���������  She stopped as she noticed a stare,  and a half grin of surprise, on the  faces of a couple Who met them. She  was not altogether satisfied with the  success of her experiment, and had a  dim idea that Tom had carried out her  instructions to tills extravagant extreme in order to punish her. She dismissed; the suggestion, however, as ungenerous, and was more than usually  tender in her manner in consequence.  Although handicapped by a consciousness of his own ludicrous appearance, Tom was nevertheless happy In  the smiles of his betrothed. He even  began to give himself credit for genuine self-sacrifice, and to feel that he  was to some extent deserving of Uie  encomiums which Mury bestowed upon  him. Mr. Branksome, Mary's father,  who had been previously apprised ot  the promise which Tom had given, was  quite facetious nt his expense, but he  Was not particularly well pleased to be  identified with -..the ill-fitting suit, and  suggested an early adjournment, to  which the young people readily assented.  "You will come home with us, of  course," Mary said to Tom. and tlie  young man, who was longing for an  opportunity to get rid of liis garments,  was obliged to accept the Invitation.  "Give me. a cigarette, Tom," Mr.  Branksome said, as they drove away.  Tom felt in his pockets, and suddenly  remembered that he had left his case  in the suit which the attendant was  now wearing.  "1���������I'm afraid I haven't got It with*  me," he stammered.  "Tom without his inevitable cigarette-case!" laughed Mary. "Wonders  will never cease! Don't look so disturbed, my dear boy."  Tom's efforts to find his case had  disclosed to the keen eye of Mr. Brank-  some .the ends of a couple of cigars  protruding ..from his waistcoat pocket,  and he demanded one, delivering at the  same time a brief disquisition on the  unwisdom of carrying good cigars in  such a careless fashion. "There is one  thing about you that I can always  trust, Tom," he said, "and that Is your  tobacco. For a young man you are  not a bad judge."  Tom ~~slowl-r~proddced-"one=-of-the=cl  was, The paper waa of a florid tint,  nnd there was a fine gilt edge to lt. Not  at all the kind of paper which people  of his class were In the habit of using  In their correspondence. He dreaded  what might be revealed when the blank  space became filled.  Mary continued to scribble, occasionally stopping to bile her pencil and  think of some necessary Item in ���������">  man's expenditure. Gradually the  whole of the back of tlie letter wns  filled, and Tom gave an involuntary  gasp as the girl with a quick movement turned it over to find more space  to continue -her work. He saw a sudden start of surprise, tho red lips droop  at the corners with a look of contempt,  nnd an expression of pain and aversion  cloud the clear eyes. Then he knew  thnt he was in for it.  The girl's face was very pale as she  handed tho letter back to him. "1 am  sorry that I should have read your  privute correspondence," she said,  haughtily.  Tom took the letter from her, nnd his  jaw dropped as he read It.  "Dear Tommy Tlddleums," lt began.  What a horrible name!  "More than that," she continued,  slowly, "she showed me a card-case  which you had given her. It was lying  on the table in her room; I have  brought it with mo."  With these words the girl look something from the drawer of the writing-  table and held it out lor Tom's inspection.  It was his own clgnrette-caso, with  his initials embossed in silver.  "Our Interview was a short one,"  Mary continued, as Tom remained  speechless. "She said that sho knew  but little ot you; that you had made  her acquaintance in a very Informal  manner a fortnight ago, and that you  had represented yourself ns a Mr. Robinson." There was a tone of deep disgust in Mary's voice as she pronounced  tho supposed alias. "She also mentioned thnt last night, after you had  left me���������oh! Tom���������-Tom���������you told her  that you had been at the Tressills wedding. I*���������I did not think It necessary to  mention that we had been engaged,  and I will ask you not to refer to It  when you see her again."  The young man's head was a chaos  ������������������_,,, ���������.    . i of conflicting emotions.    "That clgnr-  "Dear Tommy  Tiddleums-Meet  me    ctte.caSe-" he began,  In    a    choking  -morrow   in   tho     shiha    ������������������nlnnn.   mul     vnlpi*  to-morrow  In   the    same    place,   and  please don't have a skate on this time.  "Your own,  "MOLLIE MULHERN."  "Well?" said the girl, after a few  seconds' silence, which Tom had employed In staring at the fatal letter,  and wondering in a dazed, hopeless  way how he was going to get out of  It. "Well, Mr. Bedson���������have you nothing to say?"  "Look here, Mary!" he replied ap-  peallngly; "this confounded letter Isn't  mine. I don't know how It got hereupon my soul, I don't. I don't know  any Mollle Mulhern; never heard of her  in my life.".  "You can hardly expect me to believe  that," said the girl  coldly.  "But it's true!" cried the young man.  "This Is a second-hand suit, and I suppose the ass that owned lt didn't know  any better than to leave his love-letters in the pockets when he sold it."  "Give me the letter." Mary took It  and scrutinized lt again. "When did  you buy the clothes?"  "The day before yesterday!" Tom  cried, seeing a way out of the trouble.  "It's all very simple.   The Idiot "  "This letter is dated yesterday."  Tom felt very much as if someone  had thrown a pail of cold water over  him. Thore was' evidently nothing for  It but to make a clean breast ot th������  whole deception.  "Look here, Mary," he began.  "Miss Branksome, now, if you please;  and I have no desire to hear anything  about It. Your love affairs do not Interest me. No, Mr. Bedson, I will not  hear a word. I will see this girl���������th*~  address is on the letter���������and thoroughly satisfy myself of the truth. Now  go at once! Go���������or I will ring for a  servant!"  Her manner was so commanding, and  Tom's head Was in such a whirl, that  he bilntlly obeyed her, and rushed home  In a state of mind bordering upon lun  acy.  That evening and the following  morning Tom' spent in a state of utte:  despair. Several times he seized papei  and pen with n view to writing a'full  explanation. Better confess himself a  liar than have that other horrible Imputation laid upon hiin. B"ut he forbore. ."She is going to see the girl," ho  thought, "and then she will learn the  truth for herself."  The hours dragged wearily, but at  last the monotony was broken by the  entrance of his landlady, who handed  him a letter. There was no mistaking  that firm, almost masculine hand, and  he tore it hurriedly open. It contained  only one line.  "I have learned the truth.   Come at  once."  "Thank God!" cried the"young man,  greatly relieved at the thought that he.I  had been spared the necessity of making a most embarrassing explanation.  "And how I will go up and abase myself. I will throw dust on my head and  grovel at her feet. She cannot refuse  me forgiveness. After all," he added,  with the cheerful optimism of a rather  . shallow nature, "I was driven into it,  '��������� and she can't be'p^seelng that."  When  Tom  rang    the  bell  at    the  gars, ot; which he had been previously  unaware, and handed tt to Mr. Branksome. That gentleman regarded it dubiously for a few moments, and then  lit it. He took a couple of puffs, which  filled the carriage with a most unsavory odor, and then, letting down the  window, threw the offending weed into  the roadway..  "Good heavens, Tom!" he cried, "how  much did you pay for that filth?"  "Five cents," Tom replied, well knowing, with that awful scent In his nostrils, that prevarication was out of the  question. "I am trying," he added,  glancing tenderly at Mary, "to cut  down my extravagant habits."  He was rewarded by a tender pressure ot the hand. Mr. Branksome only  grunted and relapsed into a disgusted  silence.  "You don't know how happy you  have made me, Tom," Mary said an  they sat alone In the drawing-room,  Mr. Branksome having retired to the  library to smoke the taste of Tom'::  cigar out ot his mouth. "Really, you  will get to be quite a thrifty person."  "I seem to be getting on that way,"  was Tom's disingenuous reply.  "I should think," continued the girl,  "that you could live quite easily on six  or seven hundred dollars a year."  Tom both looked and expressed his  doubts.  "Oh, but I'm sure you could," Mary  cried eagerly. "Let us make out a list  of your expenses. Give me a piece of  paper, quick!"  Tom mechanically put his hand Into  the breast-pocket of his coat, and produced' a paper, which Alary snatched  from him.  "This will do well enough," she said,  nnd immediately set to work to cover  It with items, nnd their corresponding  amounts.  Tom watched her with a growing uneasiness. He did not like the look of  that letter���������for a letter It undoubtedly  Branksomes' front door it was with  the look and sensation of a man who Is  "pracing himself for a painful interview  with his dentist. He even fancied that  the face of the servant who opened the  door wore a look of commiseration as  he said: "Miss Branksome will see you  in the library, sir."  "This is going to be a dashed unpleasant half-hour," he said to himself as he .was ushered in.  The girl waa standing by the wrltlng-  J;aJbXe_when^_he_.entered, arid Tom was  chilled by "h^r~TeleliUe;ss~~^expresirionr  She motioned him silently to a seat  and, dropping into a chair, leaned her  elbow on the table, and regarded him  for a full minute with a sombre but  penetrating gaze. Tom's attitude and  countenance evidenced the most abject  penitence, as he waited for the storm  to break.  "I have learned the whole truth,"  Mary said at last.  "I am glad of it," was Tom's eager  reply. "You don't know what a burden  It has been. Will you���������can you���������forgive  me my little deceit?"  "Forgive you your little deceit?" The  girl regarded the penitent with unbounded astonishment. "Your little de-  celt! Are you mad? Do you not understand that I have seen this Miss  Mulhern?"  "Well," said Tom, "after all, there  was not so much harm in lt. Most  girls would look on it a3 a sort of  joke."  "A joke!" Mary cried. "A Joke!'that  I should have consented to marry you"  ���������she gave a little shiver of aversion���������  "and that you should afterwards ha v.*  engaged yourself to another girl���������to  this Miss Mulhern!"  ';.  "What?" Tom almost shouted, In his  indignation.    "En go gee]  to .    Come,  Mary, you must be crazy. I never saw  tha woman In my life."  "Oh, Tom���������Tom���������" Mary cried, In  deep distress. "Why will you persist  in lying to me? Why have you humiliated me?"  Tom's Indignation was getting the  better of his penitence.  "I tell you," he said, "that I know  nothing of the woman. What internal',  mischief-maker has been telling you  that I arn engaged to her?"  "She told me so herself."  This was such a. staggerer that Tom  gaped in bewilderment.  "She's a " he was beginning, when  Mary raised her hand.  "Why deceive mc* more?" the girl  said, almost appenllngly. "You remember how troubled you looked when  father asked you for a cigarette yester-.  day? The reason is apparent, enough  now. You had better go now, Mr. Bed-  son���������go, and make your peace with  Miss Mulhern. But oh! Tom"���������and  there was a pathetic little catch In the  cold voice���������"I do not think that she Is  a nice girl."  Then Tom broke out. In an almost  incoherent torrent of words he told the  story of his temptation and his fall  from the paths of truthfulness. He  bestowed many hearty maledictions on  himself and Mr. Robinson, and incidentally on Miss Mulhern, and wound  up with a passionate appeal for forgiveness.  Mary watched him throughout his  recital with an unwavering gaze, and  without the slightest change In her position.  "I do not believe a word of It." *���������"���������  The young man was leaning forward,  his form rigid, and his eyes bulging  with the Intensity of his feelings, but  when he heard those words, the tension suddenly relaxed and he sank  back in his chair.  "You do not believe me?" he cried,  as If doubting his own ears.  "Not a word. Your story is nn absurd fabrication from beginning to end.  Why do you add to your sin by further  deception?"  Tom was about to enter a violent protest, against her scepticism, when a  knock came at the door' and a servant  entered.  "There's a young man downstairs,  miss," ho said, "as says he wants to see  you very particular."  "I can't see him now," Mary replied.  "He said It was very particular Indeed, miss. He says his name's Robinson."  Tom sprang to his feet. "Show him  up at once, James," he said. "Thank  God! it's the man himself!"  Both Mary and the servant eyed the  sxoited young man with some surprise,  and the latter looked to his young mistress for instructions.  "I will see him at once," the girl said  -shortly.  While waiting for Mr. Robinson to  make his appearance, Mary stole a. covert glance at Tom, and.noticed that he  had now assumed an air of conscious  rectitude; the look of one who has been  grossly maligned but is about to have  his innocence proved before the world.  She began to experience an uneasy  sense of having possibly been too hard  on her lover, and a dim hope that she  had been mistaken.  When Mr. Robinson made his appearance It was evident that he was ill  at ease. He wore a suit of clothes of  superfine material and workmanship,  but a full size too big for him, and he  stood fumbling with his hat.  "Speak up, man," said Tom, encouragingly.  "I called, miss," began the stranger,  "about a matter as is rather important  to me. You was to see a Miss Mulhern  this morning?"  Mary inclined her head.  "An" you took away a cigarette-case  as you found there?"  "It Is here." Mary picked up the Incriminating article, and began absently to trace the outlines of the silver  Initials with her fore-finger.  "Well, miss; what I want to say Is  this: The young woman told you as I  had given it to her. I didn't do nothing ot the sort. She hooked it outer my  pocket last night, just for a joke like,  an' when you seen it this morning she  stuck to it that I had given it to her.  Js^Mosn^mij^t^B^e.^n^ipn'tyrant  to git into no trouble over~It77sO~Tt=  thought as I'd better call an' explain  before you done anything about It."  "How did lt come Into your possession?" Mary enquired.  Mr. Robinson hesitated and looked at  Tom, who had now assumed a magisterial air.  ���������'Make a clean breast of It, Thomas,"  he said. "The young lady Is anxious  to know."  Thus urged, Mr. Robinson in a few  words described the scene in the cloakroom, dwelling strongly on the suddenness of the demand made upon hlni,  and the temptation offered by the sight  of the five-dollar bill.  "Thank you," Mary said, when the  narrative was concluded. "I do not  see that you have anything to be  ashamed of." She laid an unmistakable emphasis on the pronoun, and Tom  looked penitent againl  Mr. Robinson turned to go. "I think  that is all, miss."        ,  "One moment,". Mary said. "Will  you kindly give this, o^ a present from  me, to Miss Mulhern. I think sii*-;  might like to have It." She laid the  cigarette-case, with Which ahe had  been playing, In'ths young roan's hand.  "And here is something for yourself,"  Torn cried, laying a ten-dollar bill on  the top of the case.' "And for heaven's  sake, man, get. yourself some decent  cigars!"  "Thank you, miss; thank you, air,"  said Mr. Robinson, greatly mystified by  this sudden outburst of generosity.  "There Is a letter which Mr. Bedson  found In the pocket of your coat, and  whlcfti we���������we accidentally read," Mary  said. "You will find It in the clgaretto-  case."  Mr. Robinson was not a person of  keen perceptive faculties, but a dim  Idea of lhe true stato of affairs dawned  on him. However, it was none of hla  business. "Thank you, miss," he said  ftgafln, and bowed himself out, ,.  "Mary?" Tom "-had drawn nearer and  was holding out his hands.  "Well, Tom?" The ice in the girl's  voice was broken, but not altogether  thawed.  "Can you not forjrive me?"  "I am afraid that I have been a little  hard on you, Tom."  Mary's heart was beating wildly. She  had not realized till now how deeply  she had become attached lo this light-  hearted, improvident lover of hers.  "Say .that you forgive me." Ills  strong arm slipped about lier waist,  his hand gently turned her face towards his, nnd the next moment she  was sobbing on Tom's shoulder.  "If you hnd only not begun to deceive me," she said,  "I know; I know," Tom replied,  soothingly. "I nm a beast, nn ass, but  you know what somo fellow says: 'Oh!  what a tangled something or other.' I  didn't mean to do lt, but I couldn't  bear to see you look distressed, and,  upon my honor, Mary, I meant to wear  those miserable rench-me-downs next  day. I will never tell you another He  as long ns I live."  "The truth Is always tho best, Tom,  but I forgive you, and see���������hero Is the  sen!." and she kissed him bn the lips.  There was a pause.  "And that ready-made suit?" Tom  hazarded anxiously.  "I think," replied the girl, laughing  happily, "that you mlglit send lt as a  present to Mr. Robinson, to wear at  his wedding."  How It looked when developed.���������"Le  Rlre" (Paris.)  Houses arc gone; In flats one dwells,  Flats higher than St. 1'aul Ids dome.  The  orchestras  of  now  hotels  Drown the old strain of " Home, Sweet  Home."  Only  the nurse by  baby stays, .  Only the club our food can dress:  We from a cooklcss kitchen gaze  Upon a nursery motherless.  Reckless, the modern woman throws  Mer  high  prerogative  away;  Forth  to  the market-place she goes.  And   does   man's    work���������-for   woman's  pay.  Yet if some palliation's sought  For woman's error���������nay, her crime-  There is at least the simple thought.  This has been going on some time.  Domestic arts whose loss we grieve  Have  been  decaying every yeas  Since Adam  first observed to Eve:  " Your  cooking's   not    like    mother's,  dear."  ���������London "Dally Chronicle."  Progressive Turkish Women.  The first Turkish woman, it Is said,  who has visited Europe with the object  of exposing the,unhappy condition of  her countrywomen is the Princess  Halrie Ben-Ayad, who Is now In London with her husband, All Nourl Bey,  lately^cpnsu.kge.nerj*-lj>fJTurkeyJn Rotterdam. The'princess rs~r*feclared~>to=be-  ������rell educated and accomplished, and  expects to give a course of lectures on  social conditions In Turkey, In which  she hopes to arouse sentiment against  the existing state ot affairs. Her husband is well known as a leader of tho  Turkish Legitimist party, which Is  working for the' release ot Murad V.  from prison, where his brother,, the  reigning Sultan, placed him on the  plea ot Insanity." It Is said in political  Dircles that the accession of Murad to  thc throne would Introduce n progressive policy Into Turkish governmental  iffnirs. The princess, who is deeply  interested in these plans, is the daughter of the late Mahmoud Pacha Ben-  Ayad ot Tunis, a friend of Napoleon  III. and prominent during his reign in.  Paris society.  Mclba's Wants.  Mine. Nellie Mellia enjoys meeting  her friends in the most simple way.  She docs not hedge herself about with  guards to keep people from her. Therefore a recent Injunction of hers is of  much Interest. In Purls she met an  American millionaire who Is on the  xhudy side of fifty, nnd has great  charm ot manner and a good sense of  humor. Ho asked Mme. Melba for the  privilege of bringing to see her one'or  two Philadelphia friends, who were  ���������itaylng In Paris.   She turned' and said  very earnestly : "Now,  Mr.  C ,  do  you really want to be a good friend oi  mine ? If you do, I want you to keep  xbsolutely these rules that I havv  trlvon to my best friends. I don't want  to meet any young man. I don't want  to meet any poor man. I don't want to  meet any stupid man. I don't want  lo meet many women ; and I don't  tvant to meet any who are not lovely,  and well dressed, and brilliant."  Anecdotal.  Once, "while Daniel Webster waa  speaking in the United States Senate  on the subject of internal improvements, the Senate clock began to strike,  but instead of striking twice at 2 p.m.,  it continued without cessation more  than forty times. All eyes were turned  to the clock, and Mr. Webster remained silent until it had struck about  twenty, when ho thus appealed to the  chair: "Mr. President, the clock is out  of order!   I have the floor!"  An amusing story is told by a well-  known business man of Philadelphia,  who recently was introduced to John  D. Rockefeller. Mr. Rockefeller's favorite pastime outside of business  hours Is pltching.quolts, at which he is  said to be very clever, He was speaking of this game when someone asked  him lt he ever played golf. "Golf?"  was Mr. Rockefeller's reply. "I don't  know anything about golf. I wouldn't  even know how to hold my caddie."  Gouverneur Morris, whose life President Roosevelt wrote and published  gome years ago, and whose prefix Is  not, as so many Imagine, a title, but a  Christian naime, was the senator Who,  on being assailed by the Paris Revolutionary mob with cries of "Aristocrat!"  probably saved his life by thrusting  his wooden leg out of the carriage  window, and exclaiming, "An aristocrat? Yes, one who lost his limb In the  cause of American liberty!" This was  "cute" ot Gouverneur Morris, but not  In ihar*mony with faots. His leg was,  in truth, amputated as the result of a  carriage accident In Philadelphia.  ���������  **1  One of tihe finest instances ot absence of mind on record is that furnished by a certain Oxford don, whose  "scholarly abstraction" frequently  landed him In difficulties. Dining out  one night, he suddenly became Immersed. In thought, and for a .time sat  gazing at his plate, evidently deeply  engrossed in some mighty problem.  Now it happened that "his left-hand  neighbor, a portly dame, had a habit  of resting her "hands on the table, palm  down and fingers closed. Suddenly the  professor awoke from 'his brown study,  seized his fork, plunged lt Into the  plump .paw reposing to the left of his  plate, and, ���������beaming genially through  his glasses, remarked: "My bread, I  think!"    .  General John H. Llttlefleld, who  studied under Abraham Lincoln, says  ithalt all clients knew that, with "Old  Abe" ias their lawyer, they would win  itheflr case. If it was fair; If it was not,  that it was a waste of time to take lt  to .him. After listening some time one  day to a would-be client's statement,  with.Ills eyes on the ceiling, Lincoln  swung around in his chair, and exclaimed: "Well, you have a. pretty  good case In technical law, but a pretty  bad onei in equity and Justice. You'll  have to get some other fellow to win  this case for you. I couldn't do lt. All  the time while talking to that Jury I'd  be thinking, 'Lincoln, you're a liar,'  , and I believe I ehould forget myself  and say it out loud."  In the 'seventies, the artist, Anton  von Werner, was appointed to perpetuate the German Imperial proclamation.  He first made a sketch, to submit to  the old Emperor William. In this, the  various personages were grouped in the  same'order as during the ceremony at  ���������Versailles, William I. standing on a  raised platform, with Bismarck at his  left, on a lower step, and on his right  the Crown Prince, whom the artist had  represented with one foot on the upper  level. The Emperor examined the  sketch, and at once noted the position  of ifhe Crown Prince Frederick. Be  frowned, took Ills pencil -and made a  thick, rapid stroke, through his son's  right leg.   "Not yet!',' said he.  In a saloon in Chicago, the late Eugene Field once announced 'to his  friends that he was broke���������a fact which  did not surprise "them, as he was generally "Oiard up." There happened ito.be  a lianger-on In the crowd, one of those  whose considerable, ambition' is to say  they have shaken hands and touched  glasses with a celebrity. Calling the  poet to one side, "m said: "Now I hope  you'll take no offence, but I understood  you to say you had run short of money. If that Is .true,..I would be glad to  oblige you with a'. ten." "How dare  you," snapped Field, "affecting great  indignation; "I don't even know your  name.!' "Beg: your! pardon a thousand  times," responded the other; VI meant  no offence, I assure you. I thought  maybe you might be able to use the  moneV. Please forget It." Field was  silent for a moment, as' If In deep  thought, and then slowly, drawled:  "Forget it! All right, Iwill, on one  condition." "On what condition?"."On  condition that you make it fifteen."'  Humor of the Houp.  Churchman���������We had a spelling bee at!  the church last week. The pastor gave  out the words.     Did you hear about  >*��������� *  Ascum���������"No j was it interesting ?  Churchman���������UaUicTfri-.Tlic first three  Words he gave out were "increase," "pas-*  tor," salary."���������Philadelphia Press.  Caspar���������Among tho ancient doctors  "bleeding the patient was the first operation in treating a case.  Charlie���������And now it's the last.���������Harvard Lampoon.   ���������   He (very stout)���������1���������1 cannot express  myself I  She (looking at tho clock)���������O, hum I  ���������well, go by freight, then.���������Philadelphia  Bulletin.  Crimsonhcak���������My wife is the greatest  woman for changing things around 1  over saw.  Yeast���������What's wrong now J  "Why, 1 never can Und the keyhole in  the front door the same place two  nights in succession.���������Vonkcrs Statesman.  She���������He has "deceived mo ahiumeftilly'.*  Her Father���������I'll horsewhip the young  rascal.    How has he deceived you ?  She���������Boo-hool he let mo decline him  before lie told any one he waa rich.���������-  Tit-Bits.  "It seems to mc," remarked the cua*.  tamer, as she watched the man at tha  market trim the slice of ham she had  bought, "you are wasting a good deal  of tliat meat."  "Not at all, madam," he said, genially. "I weighed it first."���������Detroit  Free Press.  *  Clara���������What an -easy-going perBOn  that Mr. Littlebraync is.  Agnes���������Easy-going? I never found him  ���������o.    It's  always  the  hardest   kind  of  work for me to get him to go .before  "midnight."���������-Chicago Record-Herald.  i   **'   Barnes���������Tom is becoming quite a linguist,  isn't he?  Shedd���������I don't know.   Is lie?  Barnes���������Why, haven't you heard? Ho  took. French-leave from town last year,  and now he lias been made to walk  Bpanish from the plnco ho went to.���������  Boston Transcript.  ������  "And when you marry," she softly,  said, "I hope you'll remember to invito  me to the ceremony."  He looked thoughtful. "It will bo  awfully crowded, no doubt," he said,  "but I think 1 can ring you in somehow." . -  . And a moment or two later she declared thc ring wns an astonishingly-  good fit.���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  9  "Which do you think should be moro  highly esteemed, money or brains ?"  "Brains," answered Senator Sorghum,  "But nowadays the only way a man can  tonvince people that- he has brains is to  get money."���������Washington Star.  o  When Paderewski was introduced by,  Walter Dnmrosch to the champion polo  player Of England the other "day he is  said to have remarked : "I .know wa  shall be gr.oa friends, for you are a dtar  soul who plays polo, whereas I am a  denr Polo who plays solo."  The age of fable's past and in the wake  01 this, the grand fantastic age of fake. ,*  ���������Judge.  ��������� ���������  "There's a gentleman without, sir,"  ������aid the precise clerk, entering the private oiiice of the coal-merchant.  "Without what V asked the facetious merchant.  "Without' coal, sir 1"���������Vonkers  Statesman.  Tommy was pulling and'blowing with'  the exertion of riding his.bicycle against  a strong head wind, when Johnny, likewise on a, wheel, turned in behind him.  "Get away from thero IV panted  Tommy.    "That ain't fair!"   '  "It doesn't make it any harder for  you," protested Johnny.   .  "It does, top I 1 have to break tho  wind for both of us now 1"���������Chicago  Tiibune.  Assistance Appreciated.  The Chicken���������Thanks, awfully I I've  been trying to get out for a couple of  days I-''Puck."  And still   they say ("Olf  develops   the  limbs,���������" Ainslco'e."  An Old-Fashioned Woman.  No clever, brilliant thinker she.  With  college  record  and  degree,  She has not known the paths of tamo.  The world has never heard her name.  Home Is her kingdom,  love her dower-  She seeks no other wand of power.  Around her childish hearts are twined.  As round some reverend saint enshrined,  And  find all  purity and  good  In her dlvlnest motherhood.  Bhe keeps her faith unshadowed still-  God rules the world In good and 111.  This  sad old earth's a  brighter place  All for the sunshine of her face;  Her very smile a blessing throws,  And hearts are happier where she goes,  A gentle, clear-eyed messenger.  To whisper love���������thank God for her!  ���������L.  M.  "\fontgomery  in " Congregatlon-  ailst." ,.   .Ji.la^Uttilliaai  An Indefatigable Historical Novelist.  Winston Churchill, according to a  humorous exchange, Is engaged on the  following historical novels, to appear  in sequence:  Richard .Carvel, Jr., A Tale of the  War of 1812.  Minnie Carvel, or the Great Mexican  War.  Lizzie Carvel, or the Missouri Compromise.  Richard Carvel's Grandson, A Story  Of the Civil War.  Henrietta Carvel, or the First Move  for Women's Rights,  Deadwood Dick Carvel, A Tale ot tha  Great Plains.  Hezekiah Carvel, or Alone in Wall  Street in 1873.  Centennial Carvel, or Who Got the  Medal at the Philadelphia Exposition?  Grover Cleveland Carvel, or On to  Victory.  Bryan Carvel, or the Cross of Gold.  Hobson Carvel, or Down with the  Merrimac.  Sampson Carvel, or Training for tha  Medal.  Laura Jean Libby Carvel, or the  Blue-Eyed Beauty of the Button  Works.  Emancipator Carvel, or the Belle of  the Philippines.  Continuous Carvel, or the Inherited  Publisher.  awawwmr aw-r^M������������.������*������**"'**��������� ���������*-"  .*re',r.'t'.K-'cy'.'.*^'^*:.s'*f,-;r*-i'.i:.i*JT" -1 /)  A Chair of Courtship and Marriage.  Mr. James L. Ford, in the course  of an article in " Munsey's Maga-  tine," sots out to show that in  the highest institutions of femalo learning there is one study too few instead  of ten too many; and the thing that is  needed is a chair of courtship and matrimony.  "Te study tho ourriculum of a women's  loUege   is  to   become deeply  impressed  with the fact that no matter how wide  ������r deep may bo the rango of learning  placed at the disposal of  the students,  the most essential study of womankind)  las been strangely neglected.    There is >  iot a single women's college in the land  Which hns a chair of courtship and matrimony.   When I become rich ib is my in-1  tention to establish and endow one at1  tome  leading  seat   of  feminine  educa- [  Uon.   My chair of courtship nnd matrimony is not designed to teach girls how!  io attract  the male of  their species���������,  Host of them are born with a fuller com*'  prehension of that engrossing art than I  jould give them���������but rather to aid them  tb  the far  less understood  nnd   vastly  tnore important matter of selection.    I  would    also    suggest    a    post-grndunto  Course of lectures in regard to the best  icheme for retaining a husband after he  has been chosen. i  "I'shall'stipulate in ray deed of endowment that the incumbent of this  ihair of courtship and matrimony shall  be a woman of nature years, high" native  intelligence and great social experience.  t should prefer one who had herself been  gourtcd and married, and shall endeavor  to secure one who has also undergone  the experience of divorce. It shall be  ter duty to lecture three times a week  Bn the perils of modern society, and to  Illustrate her discourse, whenever pos-  Jible, by placing on the platform specimens of the different types of men that  ft. young girl may oxpoctv to encounter  when sho leaves college and begins to  take up the serious duties of life.  "The first thing that I would desire the  Incumbent of my chair of courtship and  matrimony to impress upon her undergraduate hearers is the fact that to make  a really good match in this country it "is j  necessary to wed eiUici a pauper or u I  multi-millionaire. The man who possesses  a small income, and has not sullicicnt energy to work ns if he had nono at all, is  to be avoided like the plague, aj he will  make a most unsatisfactory husband.  "It will he impossible,* of course, for  the chair of matrimony to discuss within  tlie brief limits of a college course all thc  kinds of men that should be avoided,  but it can at least sound a warning note  in regard to some of those with whom  th* young girl graduate is likely to be  brought in contact under present social  conditions. In the choosing of a multimillionaire she should seek* advice, not  from my chair, but from someone who i3  quick at figures, as it is a mere matter  of dollars; but in regard >to the others,  she should be carefully "instructed during her college course.  "There is no variety of the male of our  species better deserving of conscientious  consideration at the hands of this instructor than that which "the impulsive  and inexperienced woman delights to  brand as 'interesting.' I positively shudder when I hear a young girl express a  preference for a man because he is so 'interesting,' and I know that she is on the  .wrong road to happiness when she rejects the attentions of .-anyone on tho  ground that, although he.may be honest  and truthful and sincere, he.is 'not interesting.'  "The Interesting Actor-is a particularly  ^dangerous type of fakir, because ho not  only carries with him the glamor of his  -profession, but also has so many unoccupied evenings on his hands���������thanks to a  popular taste that does not always go  astray���������that he has better.opportunities  , 'than his fellow-players, who are busy on  the stage, to make the acquaintance oi  impressionable young women, and to con-  ���������vince them by his persistent talk about  himself and his 'art' that he is as interesting as they would like to.believe him.  'Another type who will serve to illustra te  a* discourse is the Interesting Artist who  has "never learned how to draw. He pes-  . Besses, however, a fine vocabulary of the  claptrap  of tho profession, and always  Keers at anything that is (popular. A  vorite- pose of his is that of tho neglected genius who is starving in a garret because his work is too good for ths  world to appreciate. The Interesting -Literary Man occurs in endless variety in  tie pathway of the young graduate, and  requires a special course of lectures tc  himself. To begin with, there is the In  jteresting Playwright, whe has been writing dramas for several years, and who  hopes that an artistic revolution willone  day place in control of a metropolitan  "theater some manager with a soul above  the box-oflirr and a brain capable of appreciating really good work. Tlio Inter-  eating Poet is also well worthy of the  attention of the incumbent of my choir  "~ef "courtship" and'm.i trimonyr" ~IIc~ is~at  least true to one anoient poetic tradition  In thai he wears long hair, and has always in stock a smile of singularly sweet  and sympathetic sadness, which he produces" on special occasions as children  produce their company manners. After  having listened to'the full course of lectures on the men whom they are to shun,  ���������ratli graduating class should have an opportunity to meet some really interesting  and accomplished men who can tell them  .something about poetry, art and letters."  *'Grappling in the Central Biue."  (Being "Mr. Punch's" report of thc  duel between "M. Santos-Dumont and  Comtc de la Vatilx as fixed to take place  in the vast inane.)  Paris hnd slept uneasily. AU night  long the light.! burned mysteriously in the oflices of tho leading  papers, and here and there in the darkness could be heard tho rhytlunical  "puff! pull!" of gasoline engines.  As the first streaks of dawn began to  struggle through the mists, the sound of  the engines became more noticeable, and  presently from the shadows in the North  a huge airship slid silently across tho  tremulous city. A moment later a dozen were on the wing, waiting for tho  principals to appear. As yet the scene  of the battle had not been announced,  but soon a tense wlusper hissed through  tihe chilly air:  "The Kin-el Tower."  Ah! At last it was known. The first  duel of the new regime was to take place  above the greatest engineering triumph  of the old.  By t liis time the air was dark with  dirigible balloons nnd dusky airships  moving in wide spirals through the silvery dawn. An anchored balloon shot  up on either side of the Eiffel Tower, and  everyone knew thnt they contained the  seconds ' of thc high opposingo parties,  who had in this way measured off the  distance foi" thc duellists.  Santos-Dumont was the first to appear  on the scene. There was something falcon-like in the vicious rapidity of his  movements, and as he circled about the  balloon that contained his seconds nn  occasional flirt of the tail-propellers of  his airship showed clearly that lie was in  tho best of spirits.  Your correspondent, who was hovering  just above thc scene in an aeroplane  borrowed from Mr. If. G. Wells' story  "When ���������the Sleeper- Wakes," was constantly sweeping the horizon with liis  binoculars, and was the first to descry  Comte de la Vaulx as he moved bulkily  towards his station at the other balloon.  There was need for haste, for the gendarmes were already aware of what was  taking place, and were frantically searching for telescopes sufficiently powerful  to draw the law-breakers down near  enough to be arrested.  Just at the moment when the sun  touched the horizon with gold, the seconds of Comte de la Vaulx dropped a  parachute as a signal, and the duellists  swooped at one another with a great  rattle of machinery and odor of gasoline;  but at that moment a puff of wind struck  them unawares, nnd before they had a  chance to recover they were, separated  by several meters. Santos-Dumont was  the first to adjust himself to the new  conditions, but he" courteously waited  for his enemy to pull in part of his sail  acreage and make his airship obey its  rudder.  As the wind had now become steady  from the cast, the duel was drifting rapidly towards the English Channel, leaving the seconds anchored near the Eiffel  Tower. Something had to be done quickly, and it was. "Rushing upon his enemy  like an eagle upon a swan in mid-air,  Santo-i-Dumont punctured his gas reservoir with a quick thrust of his fountain pen, provided for the occasion by a  press agent.  At tliis, De la Vaulx threw up both  wings and sank helplijpsly to the earth.'  It had been arranged by the seconds that  he who drew first gas was to-be the victor.  Was Lady Macbeth a Study of  Queen Elizabeth?  To tho "Dublin "Review" the Rev,  Vincent J. HcNabb contributes a  well - thought - out and most interesting argument as to whether or not  Shakespeare wrote "Macbeth" prompted by a desire to show a parallel to  Queen Elizabeth's treatment of Mary  Stuart, Queen of Scotland, to the theater-going audiences of James I.'s reign.  After quoting' evidence to prove that  Shakespeare was in the habit of holding the mirror up to Nature in his  plays, the writer brings forward the  friendship of the poet with the Earl, of  Southampton, an ardent friend to Mary,  who was thrown into prison by Elizabeth and released by James, as an argument to prove- that Shakespeare had  cause for a dislike of Queen Elizabeth.  And further :  "According to Malonc and other competent critics, 'Macbeth' could not have  been written earlier than 1(500, three  years after the coronation of James,  the son of Mary Queen of Scots. Evidently thc play had been recognized as  suitable to the circumstances of his  nationality and history. Thus we find  the king's visit to Oxford in 1C03 marked  by a play, or interlude, called) 'Macbeth/  performed in the king's presence."  The writer gives six points of resemblance- between -theiplay-and^hislorie'.il  events. Of these thc following are the  most telling :  "It is the only play of which Shake-  epeare lays the plot in Scotland. This  could hardly fail to please a Scottish  \ing ; and we have seen that this fitness  With circumstances had already been recognized by the University authorities  at Oxford." The play is based on the  murder of a kinsman, sovereign, and  guest. Mary Stuart was kinswoman,  queen (in tlie eyes of her adherents),  and guest of Elizabeth. The outcome of  the 'vaulting ambition' which overleaps  itself is that the sovereignty passes  from Macbeth to the son of the murdered sovereign; just as the crown of  England passed on Elizabeth's death to  James, the son of Mary. And we may  remark thas Shakespeare has made  many additions to the source of the  play, Ilolinslicd's Chronicle. The whole  character of Lady Macbeth is the poet's  own creation."  As  the    writer    very  truly remarks,  ,r.r*in      n fn      O+I'/ITI 1������      ft f Ml 1 111 A M f a      ltl      -Tl IT fl ���������*���������*���������      f\i     !  Ctroager Than Death.  There is in Gloucester, Massachusetts  ��������� perha;* it should be said there  ivas not long ago ��������� a captain of a  Sshiug-smack who was the hero of as  oravo a story as was ever told; and  ���������.here is in Philadelphia the office of a  it-eirmsliip company \vhere the other side  of the story is well known.  An ocean liner crossing the Banks in  icas that swept the decks sighted a fishing-vessel with the flag flying union  iown���������everywhere the recognized signal  *>f distress. The captain looked at the  rcssel through his telescope, and' saw no  ligns of life. It was freezing cold, and  the waves rolled m gray mountains  which threatened to crack a boat into  iplinters before she was fairly lowered.  The captain thought a while, and looked  out ou the sea and figured his chances  ������f getting to the distressed fisherman.  He called his crew, rang the engineer's  Oell, aud made ready to lower a boat.  Tho crew listened to what he said about  the danger, but declared themselves ready  to try it. Then the captain looked again  through fiiis telescope. He rubbed his  eyes in astonishment. The ling on the  fisherman, which, a little before, had  been flying union down, was now flying  from the masthead, union up.  Here was a strange thing. There were  otill no signs of life on board the distant  vessel. The captain thought hard, and  spoke again to the crew. They were still  for going.  So they put off in a boat, the first officer and the second mate and men at the  oars. The liner meanwhile had gone off  her course nearer the smack.  When the boat drew near the strange  fishing-schooner, the chances of boarding  her seemed slight. The sea pitched the  ship's boat high on a shaking peak of  water, then slammed her heavily into a  chasm between two tottering walls.  In justice to his men the officer in  charge of the boat proposed that thev  put back. On the deep hulk that lurched  a hundred yards from them-was nothing  to indicate that a living man was there  to be saved or left to his fate. But the  crew and the mate urged that they  should try to make fast and swing on  board. If that flag had been changed, a  livo man's hand had changed it.  So they pulled nearer, and, keeping  free of the dark hull that tossed and  rolled and threatened to smash theni,  they flung a rope over the rail, and one  by one clambered on board.  They found the captain and the crew  lashed to the masts, frozen unconscious,  took them off, and got them safe back  to the steamer. Some of the men were  dead, but the captain and several ofi the  crew came to life.  Whon the captain of the fisherman was  able to speak, they asked hiin about the  flag which had been first upside down,  then righted. This was his simple explanation:  He had reversed the flag to summon  help. Then when he felt himself going  and saw how mad was the sea, he  thought that if any came to save hfca,  they would run too great a risk, bo with  his last ounce of strength he had righted  the flag again to prevent good seamen  from losiug their lives in a vain effort to  save his.  MR. POOLY'S GOVERNESS.  GTTT  SCC  -������_l       sh  Jl      ���������  SCORE or more of men and  .���������ouths, rough-clad and unshaven, booted and spurred  most of them in cowboy fash-  Ion, were assembled on the  platform of a Western railway  station. In the center of the group a  large man with red, shaggy face and  good-natured blue eyes was expounding to the others an Important matter.  "I tell you fellers emphatically," he  said, slapping his leather leggln vigorously, "I ain't takln' no contract to furnish the whole county with wives. Teh  better Jest Import a carload an* be  done with lt, 'stead o* scramblln* over  every young woman that comes In  eight."  "Look here, Cal Pooly, yeh ought to  be ashamed, beln' so narrow-minded  and selfish," expostulated a tall, lank  man with a thin, pale whisker. "If  yeh wuz the right kind of a public-  spirited citizen ye'd be glad to do what  yeh  can  to civilize and  populate  the  to marry I needn't have come so far.  There are plenty of men in Giles County, and better-looking and better-mannered men than any I've seen here.  How many children have you?" she  asked, changing1 the subject abruptly.  "Four, ma'am, all boys���������oldest thirteen and youngest five," Mr. Pooly explained. "They're gittin' purty wild,  too���������jest like young colts that been  runnln' on the range, with nobody  much to look after 'em. "Wife died  three year ago, an' I ben kind o' bring-  In' 'em up by hand since, jest like try-  in' to raise a calf on a bottle. But  they're gittin' big enough now to be  sassy, and,need a woman to look after  'em; but it'seems like I have the hardest luck keepln' a teacher fer 'em.  Their aunt, my sister. Is there, but.  Lord! what can she do? They run  right over her. I guess tt.em four  boys'll keep yeh Interested so yeh won't  git lonesome."  "I shouldn't wonder," answered Miss  Qulgley, "If the children are at all like  the men I've seen."  As  the wagon  drove  up before  tho  one of them was Pedro Nunez, an ugiy  cutthroat  greaser,   easily   capable   of  making trouble.   The following morning  Mr.  Pooly posted  off  to  town   to  And men to take the places of those .  discharged.   About noon, while he was ���������  gone,  the Mexican servant girl Nana '  came Into the house crying violently.  "Oh! oh!" she moaned, clasping her ,  hands tragically.    "Oh,  oh!"  "What's  the matter,  Nana?"  asked \  Miss Qulgley, sharply.    "What's hurt  you?   Speak out, now.   What is it?"      i  "Oh, him, Pedro! Him mek trouble!" ',  walled the girl many times. And In \  spite of pleading and scolding she was j  either unable or unwilling to say more. ���������  A little later the boy Jim came run- |  nlng  in  from  the    lower    pens  with  ! bo loud, everybody"! hear!" she cried,  ' shakinsf her hands at him frantically;  '.���������.hereupon  Mr.   Pooly  continued   in  a  tragic whisper:  "Thai's   what  I  mean,   jest   what  I  ��������� say.    1 don't look like a fool, do I?   V  ; don't look like a man what 'ud le*S a  : good   thing   slip" through   his   fing������**r������  , without  tryin' to grab it?   Well,, look  ' at me.    Here I am a lone man  with  lour children to bring up, an' knowin"  ' no  moie about it than a rooster does  i 'bout raisin' a gang o' chicken*-.    Kids  ; runnin' wild; hout-e **-c,iir  to lack, an*  everything in a  devil ot  a fix.    Then  here you come;   look things over, tako  holt an' go to work.   In two days tha  kids is broke, house set to rights, and  everybody  knows  what's  what.    Tou  county.   Course we'll marry-'em, every I  ranch house and stopped. Miss Qulgley  scared   face,   saying   that   Pedro   and i don't think I'm goin' to let a thing like  three  other  Mexicans   were    shooting    that  go,   do  you?    Well,   1  ain't,  an'  that's  jest   what   I'm   sayln'   now.  don't  need no    governess,    I    need  A .Novelist's Impromptu.  Mr. Robert Barr, of the "Idler,"  tells a good story of a tramp  from Hastings to. Winchelsea in  company with a friend. When the twain  arrived at their destination - they sought  a hotel for refreshment.' What took  place there is described by the novelist  ns follows : "In the coffee room they  had a visitors' book, which was full of  poetical efforts and sketches. "Some of  the pictures were very clever; some  of the poetry was very bad. However,  the poetry was unanimous in one respect���������the writers had all been very  much pleased with the hotel and its fare.  It appeared 'suspicious to me that in  almost every leaf a jiart of the page had  been cut out. I imagine that when  anybody wrote anything that didn't suit  the views of the proprietor, that gentleman used the closure in the shape of a  pair of scissors. My own sentiments,  which are probably cut out by this time,  were given in a few lines, which, I may  ���������daim without being conceited, were the  ���������ivorst in the book, always cxeepting  those written by my friend. Here they  are i  " 'It seems to me that those who write  The truth about the place and prices,  Have what they say cut out of sight,  So flatter���������that's whit my advice is.  '"We had a plain and simple tea,  Very nice, but not extensive ;  The price they charged us seemed to be,  All  things considered,  darned  expensive.'  "I signed this with the plain and noncommittal letter B., after which my  friend.-wrote.: .   " 'With, Mr. B. I don't agree,  To join his grumbling 1 decline ;  I never had a cheaper tea,  But then, you see, he paid for mine.'"  one of 'em, jest as fast as we can.'  "Yes, and I'll bet a horse, Ted Sanders, you'll be over 'fore breakfast tomorrow spyln*. round to see what thls'n  looks like," said the big man, with a  sparkle In his small eyes. "But doggone my times! Teh better stay away.  I swear I'll git an Injunction on you  fellers, and not let yeh come on the  place."  The whistle of the approaching engine Interrupted this colloquy, and the  men scattered in a line along the platform watching with curious faces.' Mr.  Pooly stood a little in the rear, inwardly chuckling at a seasonable joke which  he felt was about to be perpetrateJ on  the boys. As the train came to a stand,  puffing and hissing, a single person  descended and stood confronting the  staring spectators. Looks of anger,  disgust, pain and resentment passed  from rain to man, looks that said plainly and despairingly, "Is that her? Do  you think thet's her?   Good Gawd!"  The person who was being thus unfavorably received stood for some time  looking from one observer to another;  then her face reddened angrily.  "Well, what are you staring at?"  She fired the question point-blank into  their faces and put them quickly to  rout. "Don't you like my looks? Well,  it's not costing you anything to see me,  and If you're not pleased you can move  Woiseley and Melba.  ii/-  X"t*i**'V''*W*"**,N������  Courting invcsligation.���������"i-iife."  The Programme.  Stella���������I've accepted Charley. Bella���������  When did he prop'-scY filrlla���������He's g>  big to to-night.*���������"Bazar."  Hilda (sweetly)���������I hear you've broken off with tii.'orge, dear, (.imdyn (*-.ol>-  blng)���������Ye���������yo���������yes. Ho saw pa, and  naked for permission to press his suit,  uid it seems pa I'lhl him Hint it warned  gleaning mora than pressing-, nnd he  usn't been near the house since.  these are strong arguments in favor of  the idea he brings forward, and we  must also remember that points which  6ecni obscure now would appear very  differently to audiences familiar with  the gossip of the day.  A Raw Specimen.  Mistress���������Can you draw this fowl,  Bridget?  Bridget (who has been brought up on  praties and buttermilk)���������Xo, mum; Oi  can't wroite, let alone-drawl  "Well, there's one thing about Mrs.  Frankly," *-aid the man who always tries  to Hatter; "she doesn't mind enllin;*' a  spado n spade." "No," replied the man  who hud tried to teach her whist, "but  Lord Woiseley, hero of campaigns, hos  met defeat in aii-engngcment of wits, relates an English paper. He has been  vanquished by a woman. The victor in  the little dimicr-table tilt was Mme. Melba, and thc scene of the occurrence the  house of a,' member of the aristocracy.  Mme. Melba at this dinner was seated  at the right of Lord Woiseley, who was  at the rigiit of the hostess of the evening. Lord Woiseley at the beginning of  tbe dinner asked of the hostess, "Who is  the lady at my right?"  '���������Whv, that is Mme. Melba."  "Who is Mme. Melba T"  "Is it possible that your lordship does  not know the great singer?"  "Oh, yes. Born in Australia, I believe."  And with that the general applied himself to the course then served. After a  few minutes he turned to the prima don-  aa, greeted her pleasantly, and said, "You  are an Australian, 1 believe, madam? I  know a great deal about'your country.  My brother lives in Melbourne."  "And pray, sir, what is the name of  your brother?" the singer naively enquired.  "Goodness! Why, his name is tho  same as mine, Woiseley," answered tha  surprised officer.  "Who is Woiseley? I do not recall  having heard that name," Mme. Melba  explained.  "Why, I nm General Woiseley," replied  the astonished officer.  "Woiseley? Wol*--leyT Woiseley?"  irhispercd thc singer, as if appearing to  refresh her memory. And then the gen-  ���������rnl  applied himself r;ain  to  the food.  she's just ns likely to cull it a diamond,   "���������**  applied  liimsei.  r;am  heart, or club."���������Philadelphia. "Hecord.**  To had learned his lc-.non.  They moved away from her In alarm  and huddled helplessly on one corner  of the platform, swearing deep oath's  of vengeance against Pooly, and keeping their eyes fixed in a sort of fascination on the.stranger.  "Where's that man Fooly, or Pooly,  or" whatever his name is?" asked the  apparition, approaching the group of  men.  Pooly was at that moment behind the  depot jumping up and down and hugging himself in an ecstasy of joy. But  at mention of his name he came forward soberly enough to greet the new-  comer.-  "Good-mornln', ma'am," he said, with  hearty politeness.    "I'm Pooly, and I  reckon you're Miss���������Miss "  ~  "Miss Virginia Quigley, from Tennessee, Giles County/Pulaski Postoffice."  "Glad to see yeh, Miss Qulgley.   Fine  day."- "*  1 "I hadn't noticed anything remarkable" about the day," she answered  curtly. "Here's my check. Tou better  get my trunk and let us be going.  "Where do you live?'.*  "Tes'm, ten mile out, ma'am, south,"  responded Pooly. "Wagln's round behind there. Jest climb in, and I'll have  the trunk out in a hurry."  In the privacy of the baggage-room  Mr. Pooly Indulged himself with another brief period of Jubilation, side  shaking and thigh slapping. Then,  pulling the trunk out, he heaved It Into the wagon.  ��������� "Here we are, ma'am. Everything  ready? All right, off we go." And  cracking, the whip, lie set.the team of  mules going at a gallop.  As they drove past the saloon many  faces peered at them, muttering soundless imprecations, and many fists were  raised in Indignation. Pooly succeeded  In giving the men In return a * sly,  triumphant wink on the side of hia  -face that was away from his formidable companion.  "Who were those Ill-mannered fellows?" she asked.  "Who? Them at the depot? Oh, I  don't know; some| of the boys, I "reckon. They're always there, 'specially if  they think a woman's comin'."  "They didn't seem to be highly  pleased," she said, smiling grimly.  "Why, mebbo not," answered P.ooly,  with bluff frankness. "No, I guess yeh  did strike 'em purty hard." He laughed  loudly at the recollection. "Lord! Lord!  but-"I- reckon-yeh- did-hlt--'em���������hard-  enough!"  She turned to 'him a face fiery with  anger, "I wasn't aware, sir, that there  was anything so extraordinary about  my looks," she said.  "No'ni, oh, no'm!" Mr. Pooly hastened to explain. "Nothln" so very extraordinary, only, yeh see, they wuz  lookin' fer somp'n different. I told 'em  I had another governess comin' to-day.  Tou're the fourth one inside of a year.  The others didn't turn out well."  "Couldn't give satisfaction?"  "That wuz jest the trouble���������they give  too much satisfaction. Teh see, they's  about a hundred men In .the county,  and only half of 'em married, and no  women loose, so whenever one comes  the boys Jest flock after her. An' these  others that I brought out from East  wuz young and peart and good-looking,  an' the boys wouldn't give 'em no  peace. They married, every one of 'em,  'fore they'd been here a month."  "Huh!" ejaculated Miss Qulgley in  extreme disgust.  "Tes'm, that's what I said," continued Pooly. "I got mighty tired of  lt, an' when the third one married, I  wrote East an' told 'em to .send on  another, but doggone it all, not to be  sending one that 'ud up an' marry on  me inside of a month, but to find one  that wuz so blamed ugly no self-re-  spectln' white man could stand to look  at her."  "And they sent me!" said Miss Qulgley, with spiteful emphasis on the pronoun.  "Effgznctlj"! They sent you," said  Pooly, looking at her wilh the admiration that a man. must always bestow  on a perfect typo. "An' I guess you'll  do. I don't hardly think you'll be tr.k-  in' up with any of the boys right  away."  "Huh! I guess not!" responded Minn  Quigley In contempt.   "If I had wanted  sprang down without waiting to be ni<-  rl.ted. The four yiiuiu*- Poolys dushe !  out with wild whoops to greet her, but  'stopped short, shocked Into speechless  silence and stood with mouths agape  as they saw what manner of woman  she was. The youngest, out of sheer  childish sympathy, set up a frantic  wailing and ran back Into the house.  Mr. Pooly laughed immoderately at the  effect produced by the prospective governess, and called loudly to the weeping youngster:  "Here; Ben, what's the matter with  yeh? Teh ain't goin' to be a baby, air  yeh? Come along and see the lady:  she won't bite yeh."  The aggrieved Bennle came sullenly,  rubbing his fists deep into his eyes. The  woman stooped down and in a voire  altogether different from the one she  had hurled at the impertinent gazers  at the station, soothed the child till his  resentment was so far modified that  he allowed her to lead him Into the  house. The other boys followed at a  safe distance, whispering to each other: "I say, Jim, did yeh see her nose?  Did yeh see her nose!" "An' her spectacles. Bob? I bet yeh don't pull her  hair and play tricks on her like yeh  did the other one."  It became evident before many houi ������������������  that the new governess, whateve-  might be her superficial defects, had  an effective way about her. She had  had no previous experience of the domestic economy of a ranch house; but  with a few quick, comprehensive  glances she took in the whole situation.  Her position was school mistress to the  four boys, but, she took a large view  of her function's. Mrs. Reed, the widowed sister of Mr." Pooly, who was the  nominal head of the household, was a  thin, colorless creature, who let the  boys and the Mexican servants do  about as they pleased. She was quite  willing to havo some stronger will assume the responsibility of management.' So the new governess, with the  approval of everybody whose approval  was necessary, set to work to Institute  a domestic revolution In the household  of Pooly.  Before night she came to' the inevitable issue with the juvenile Poolys.  She took Jim first, he being the largest. The conflict for a few minutes was  fierce and noisy; but when lt^was finished the wild colt was broken; she had  only to look at him after that tot have  quick and cheerful obedience. The senior Pooly from a safe distance watched  the conflict, with various dramatic  gesticulations and Inward guffaws'expressive of satisfaction.  The following day several of the men  who had witnessed the arrival of Miss  Qulgley rode out to the ranch. Pooly*  went out to the gate to meet them with  boisterous good will.  "Hello, boys!" Git down an' come In,"  he said, then added In a stage whisper,  with expressive grimaces: "She's in  there, right in there! Walk right In an'  see her. She noticed yeh yesterday, an'  has been wishln' she might see yeh  again."  "Say, Cal, we want a-know what yeh  got agin us," said Ted Sanders in a  tired, aggrieved voice. "We ain't never done nothin' to yeh, have we? We  ain't killed yer sheep, or run off yer  cattle, an' what in thunder yeh want  aT-treat us like this fer. Why, man"���������  lie leaned from his horse and spoke In  regretful tones���������"the creek down  there's already dryln' up; the' won't be  a foot o' water In the county Inside of  a week, and the grass is all dyln'.  What yeh want to do us like this fer?  We wouldn't mind her bein' old nnd  ugly and havln' a voice like a sawmill,  but that nose! that nose!"  Pooly leaned on thc gate In a convulsion of laughter. "Oh, yes, her  nose! her nose! Git down, boys, an'  walk-rlght-In,"-heurged.���������"She's-wait-  in' fer yeh. I say It's dog mean of  yeh to como an' take every one I get,  but I reckon I'll have to stand It fer  tho good o' tho community. Which  one'll go first? Tou, Ted, you're tho  smoothest-tonguod."  The melancholy Mr. Sunders looked  at Pooly without a smile. "Don't,  pardner, don't," he said, "you hurt our  fceUu's. Don't make us yer enemies  fer life. Box her up an' ship her away  to-night; we'll pay the expenses."  At this moment the subject of their  lamentations appeared at the door and  stood frowning nt the six cavaliers.  They looked at each other in alarm,  then, taking up their bridle retois, rode  away. Pooly followed them, calling  loudly:  "Say, boys, don't rush off like this in  the heat of the day. Stay an' take  dinner. Can't? Well, come over often,  be glad to see yeh any lime."  The  men  called   back  to  him   with  sundry  threatening motions,  "Sack  lt '���������  up,  Cal,"    "Stave  it off."    "Try  cold  buttermilk,"  and  "Cornbrcad an'  molasses makes a good poultice."  Before the rule of Miss Virginia  Qulgley was a month old order and  thrift had been Introduced into the  Pooly household. Every room and tha  verandas and yards were tidy. The  meals were served on time by servants  who moved deftly and with thc precision of clockwork. The children went  to their lessons without murmuring, j intended to  and  no longer,  whon they were free, j saj(i   nothln'  tho sheep. "An' they say 'at they're  comin' up here an' set the barns on  Are an' scare us and run off, 'cause I  heard 'em," explained the boy, In great  excitement.  Miss Quigley, with the masterly decision of a general, took things immediately In hand. She put the children  wilh Mrs. Reed and the two Mexican  women Into one room and told them  to stay there. Then she took her stand  at the door to await developments.  Pretty soon the four Mexicans rode  up, yelling furiously. They dismounted  and came toward the house, evidently  bent on mischief. Pedro had a Winchester and began shooting at the  chickens. Fortunately, he was half  drunk, so .that most of his shots went  wild; but his conduct set Miss Qulgley  I  &  housekeeper, an' one 'at will be permanent, an' the' won't be no danger  o* some other feller comin* along an'  takln' her away jest when she Is gittin' useful. Understand? Hey? How  does it strike yeh?"  "But I'm -so ugly, you know, that no*  self-respecting while man can stand to  look nt me!" declared the lady, her  eyes flashing again.  "I know���������I know *bout that," responded Pooly, turning red to the edges  of his shaggy beard. "An* I ain't say-  In' yeh would take any prizes In a  beauty contest. But looks ain't everything by a long sight. An' I ain't such  a handsome looker myself. So come  now, no hard feelln's; what d'ye say?  wild with anger.   She strode out boldly ] 1 got to go to  town  this mornln*, an'  If yeh say so, 1*11 jest put on my coat,  an' while we're down there we'll git  hitched.   What d'ye say?"  Miss Quigley said nothing, but her silence must have been quite satisfactory, for Mr. Pooly blustered noisily  out of the loom, stopping at the door  and confronted the drunken greasers.  "Here, you hombres, what do you  mean? What do you mean, I say!" she  stormed. "I'll teach you to come round  here ������ scaring women and children.  Gl'me that gun."  The Mexicans huddled together like  frightened sheep, not knowing what to ! to call hack to her:  do.   Pedro had raised the gun, pointing j      "All right, rush along now an* primp  it at the Irate woman. ! yehself  up  a little,  an'  I'll have the  "Put down that gun!" she cried, in j buggy at the front catc rn half nn  feminine fury. "Put it down, I say, hour. An' say, bring my coat along  quick!" j out,   will   yeh?���������so   we   won't   lose   no  And as he lowered lt she ran up and, j time."���������"Ainslee's."  seizing the end of it, jerked it from his  unresisting   hands.     Then,    menacing  them with  the  gun,  she scolded and  rebuked and threatened until they were  thoroughly  cowed.      They understood  little of what she said, but the vigor of  her  speech gave it all  the rower of  the  most  virile   masculine   profanity.  They tried to slip away to their horses  ana escape, but she stood before them  with the gun at ready, and her finger  on the trigger.  "No, you don't get away," she said.  "Do you see that bench yonder?"   She  pointed   to   the  front   veranda  where  was a long wooden bench. "Go in there  and sit down, every one of you   Sabe?  I say go and sit down on that bench!'*  She put the end of the gun against  Pedro and gave him a push toward the  house.   Meekly as lambs they went In  and sat down as she commanded.  "Jlmmle," she called then to the boy  inside,  "saddle your horse and-go for  your pa.   Hurry, now, and tell him to  bring the sheriff.   Jail is the place for  such outlaws as these." And while the  boy went as,directed   she sat down tc  guard her prisoners..  Mr. Pooly told afterward with a great  relish the story of Miss Quigley's victory.    "Teh see, when we got there,"  he said, "there wuz them four greasers  slttln'   humble  as yeh please  on  the  front porch, and -her settin' in a cheer  In front of 'em with  the gun In her  hands guardln' .'em.   Her nose wuz red  and her eyes still poppln'.   An* dog my  cats   If  everyone  o'   them    Mexicans  wasn't lollln' back with their mouths,  open like they wuz tired to death, fer  she'd -been lashln' 'em with that long  tongue o' hers fer three mortal hours,  so  they wuz damned glad to see the  sheriff come, an' went along same as  If they wuz goin' to feed."  This adventure served to confirm Mr.  Pooly In a determination that had been  slowly forcing ituelf on him for some  time.    The following day,  when Miss  Quigley had finished with the four  small Poolys and sent them scampering away to play, the lord of the manor, coatless, and booted and spurred,  lumbered Into the room set apart for  school purposes.  "Good-mornln'," he said in a robust  voice, for once thinking to take oil his  hat. "How's the schoolma'am after the  fracas? Feelln' peart and healthy, Is  she?"  ���������Miss Quigley's unprepossessing features relaxed to a half smile. Indicative  of serenity and confidence. Mr. Pooly  continued, fingering his hat nervously:  "I want to speak to you on a matter.  I've about decided that I won't need  a governess any longer." He planted  himself aggressively in front of her  with legs a-sprawl and looked at her  with  twinkling eyes.     Her  face  red-  de"vf--5U^ny' =!���������- >��������� Ik��������� ������������������c���������.���������^,,    .... '��������� the Empress of Austria, and Carnot���������  mw   ��������� -J t' ���������    ' Jl"?iv   ������ JJ ! ������re Italians.   The murderers of Alex-  my  work  Is   not  satisfactory   or  my  Political Assassinations  in  Times Past.  OLITICAL assassinations were  as frequent in the fifteenth  and sixteenth centuries as in  the nineteenth, only the rank  of the assassins was different.  Philip II. ordered the assassination of  the Prince of Orange and of Queen  Elizabeth, and advised the Queen-  mother of France to have Coligny and  tho Queen of Navarre "removed."  Elizabeth escaped through her great  popularity and the vigilance of "Wal-  singha.m. Henri HI. ordered the assassination of the Duke of Guise. Tha  Lords of the League ordered in turn  that of Henri, and 'one may surmise  that the governments of Spain and  Austria were agreed as to the expediency of murdering Henri IV. Th*  frivolousness of the Diike of Buckingham did not save him from the dagger"  of a political assassin. The sex of  Mary Stuart did not prevent herbeln*f  the accomplice of Bothwell in the murder of Darnley. Ruthven and other  noblemen murdered Mary's favorite,  Rizzlo, in her presence. Cromwell lived  In constant fear of being stabbed or  shot. Recently published documents  prove that the poisoner was a favorite  diplomatic and political instrument of  the Venetian Council of Ten. "To go  back to the time when the bloom of  Italian art was finest, the Borgia wero  always assassinating or employing assassins. Going back still further, assassination was a common political expedient in Rome, both as a rrpublii  and as an empire.  The violent passions that used to  move rulers In times past and the dl-  reotness of their methods have descended, like their cast-off clothes, to  a much lower social stratum. Orders  to take away the lives of monarchs no  longer proceed from the Escurlal, or  the Tullerles, or the Council Chamber '  of Venice, but from dens where Anarchists meet. The monarchs, on tho  whole, have been less badly used in our  time than the Presidents of North and  South American republics. Lincoln,  Garfield and McKinley represent the  United States in the black list. , Between 1872 and 1877 four South American Presidents were murdered. ��������� M.  Carnot, who fell under Caserlo's knife.  Is the only President of the French  Republic who has been assassinated.  Most of the political assassins of tha  last forty-five years belonged to ex-  i citable races. The first on the list waa  the Spaniard who attempted to murder Queen Isabella at the church of thai  Atocha. Bred. Lucchenl and Caserlo  .���������who_murderfcd_Uie.J.'i.te_King_ofiIUily,-_  services  are  no  longer needed,  I  quite ready to go."  "No, I've decided that the governess  business is a failure," he went on In a  voice that might well have disturbed  the sheep grazing ori the distant meadows. "They're all alike. The besf of  'cm don't last inore'n i month. Now  when I got you, I thought met.be "  "Thought I was so ugly none of the  men would look nt me, did you?" cried  Miss Qulgley, standing up and confronting him angrily. "Thought my  nose would scare them off. Thought  my face would curdle their blood, did ]  j ander II. were Slavs, with nerves ex-  j cited to frenzy by poor food and too  ! much cigarette-smoking and tea-drlnk-  ��������� ing. AH the mm Jerers of the Spanlsh-  :' American Presidents were countrymen  i c*f theirs. Gulteau, who murdered Gar-  ; field, was of French origin. The man.  . who fired at McKinley Is a Pole. Tha  i northern races murder for the Bake oC  ; lucre, but very rarely to improve the  , lot of mankind. The student who fired  at Bismarck was a Jew. Slpldo, who  I fired at King Edward when he was  ' Prince of "Wales, Is of Italian ancestry,  i    you?"  Mr.  Pooly backed away from her In  alarm, his eyes still twinkling mirthfully. "Somp'n like that, ma'am," he  replied. "An' I can't say 'at the boys  have been quite so anxious as before.  No, somehow they haven't been round  much lately. But 'tain't goin' to be so  any longer. Since what yeh done yesterday with them greasers the' ain't  gdln' to be no keepin* the boys away.  Looks don't count' much with them  when a woman's got grit like that."  "So you think 1 had better go before  the harm's done," said Miss Qulgley,  recovering her composure. "Very well,  I can be ready in half an hour."  . "Hold on now, don't git huffy," admonished Mr. Pooly, in tones that were  I Grandchildren at Edward VII.'s Coro**'  j nation.  Tt has not been a common thing In  English  history  for  the  sovereign  at  the time of coronation  to have royifl  children gracing the ceremony; and as  for   grandchildren   being   present,   no  j king or queen of England had any at  the outset of a reign.   Royal juveniles  have been  conspicuously absent from  these grand ceremonies, and It will be  a  unique   feature  of  King   Edward's  coronation that some of his grandcliil-  . dren will be old enough to witness and  j understand the scene.   It was a matter  ! of regret that the dislikei felt by Kins  i William IV. for the Duchess ot Kent  made a playhouse of every room. The  tired Mrs. Reed rejoiced with many  satisfied sighs, and Mr. Pooly thought  what he thought, ami said nothing.  Then occurred nn affair which might  well have changed the even course of  events.  Mr. Pooly had for some time suspected that some of liis herders were  stealing his sheep, nnd one evening he  discharged four of them.    The worst  be   mo'll'ying      "I   ain't i occasioned him to refrain from Inviting  about sow.   'i Jest  say i her an(I  her  "Jaushter.  the latter his  tho governess business ha3 played out,  an* we got to try somp'n else." He  planted himself firmly before her, and  cramming his big hat down on the  back of his head, collected his strength  for a great effort. "I ."ay, Virginia,"'  he vociferated in tones that rever!*.������*r  ated through the whole house,  you an' me git mart led!  i heiress-presumptive, to see him  crowned; and the Duchess felt tha  slight keenly.  Sentimental.  The capitalist colored when he spoke  le'3 I of the check that hung in a neat frame  ! over his desk.    "A bit of sentimental-  Miss Qulgley collapsed utterly at this j ism," said he; "the first billion I ever  startling adjuration. "Hush! don't talk ��������� made!"���������Detroit "Free Press." PROTECT YOURSELF  FROM    THE   SEVKRK    FROST    WITH     \  CHAMOIS   VEST  We have them to fit Men,  Ladies and Children, and  at very reasonable prices  -���������AT���������  CdnaddDru^&BooK Co  left this morning  for  Field   In  run  pusluir on the lrii{? hill.  "vV. Cowan left this  uilciu.  mru-ninir  for the  MARRIED  WKi*.iv.l\CK>fi.N.���������Miirrh ill. ]'.������'.  <lrnl ol the lie ti**-l*i**r. I'a lain*'  Dvall I'-met. S;uiiii,.l \\',.),\,  l.btzie.la.-k-'.n. .*i l������m*:*l'*li.  . al thi* l.r..-1'nllii*'  . by 111,* Wry Ki*v.  ������.i    I.:i**i*;m.   unit  NOTES OF  NEWS  Who fooled you yesterday *���������  ���������(.'ottolene at C. 15. Hume iV (.'ti.  lion  anil  went  March came in like  -out likf a water cart  a  ���������Garden seeds, new  13. IInine ifc Co. Ltd.  and reliable at.  ���������Gel  your  elccllic   wiling  niul   hi'll  work done by .Moscrop Urns.  Andy Craig's statue meets Iho boat at  Beaton every day for Camborne and  Uoldfields.  "When visiting the Fish Creel-: camp  take Andy Craig's stage from Beaton,  This stage make**; close connection  with the boats.  The McPhee "Big" show company  arrived on Monday.in its special cut',  They showed ���������at the" opera house the  :-aine evening.  The committee of the local liriinch of  the Provincial Mining Association will  meet in the Cowan block tomorrow  evening at S p. in.  ���������You can attend  Prof.-Hepburn's  . ...Hepburn's class now for one dolhinr a  lesson for gentlemen unci seventy live  cents for ladies, single lesson.  A sitting' of the County Court was held  yesterday. Judge Korin prcsiciiiii"*. Three  unimportant cases were disposed ol as  well as a few Chamber applications in the  Supreme Court.  The Board of Trade and other.public  bodies should use every eirort to have,  the Sheriffs office located bore.  Kevelstoke is tbe proper place for it,  and does more business in a month  than Golden in three.  Hon. Clifford Sifton is tlie latest  stock photo victim of'Hot Air.folmny.  Poor ..Sifton ! The latest telegraph  despatches announce his departure for  Europe. It; may be. forgotten'before  his return and the humiliation will not  be so great.  Nelson and other Kootenay cities  have a 'bylaw"regulating cattle on tlie  ���������treets 'Why Tint Revelstoke? The  Nelson regulations alsoatt'ect chickens,  and a hen laying eggs on the sidewalk  is liable to arrest ���������for deserting her  family.  *TNew "Westi*iinst.������r is meeting-; the  high price of* lumber by adopting a  system of crushed rock sidewalks with  timber curbs. This proposition is well  worth looking into. Kevelstoke lias  plentv of timber, and as for rocks,  well !  Don't let the visit of the American  Institute of Mining Engineers be  jepoardised by apathy. It will be the  biggest "ad." the province ever  obtained. When visiting Mexico last  year the authorities fell over one  another in tlisir endeavors to entertain  and instruct* the mining men.  Th������e City Council and Board of  Trade should see to it that the contingent of Lords and Commons from  Great Britain are induced to come  here. Like the present watchword  regarding the army the Dominion  should "educate, educate, educate"'  these visitors.  Theodore Ludgate. who lias been  making the big fight for Headman's  Island, Vancouver, lias changed his  field of operations. From a nuin'oer  of notices appearing in the "Camborne  _ _Miner" be ia   applying   for   0   square  ���������~~~~~tiiiies~,of ~ri m ber^ ii Hi i t~������^  af Arrow Lake.  R. Howson A: Co. have received this  week another car of furniture, which  intending purchasers would do well tn  inspect liefore buying elsewhere.  Among other prices being shown are  >i diesser xnd trash stand of bird's eye  maple, also a handsome bullet, sicfe-  boai-ds, hall racks, fancy chairs, etc.  Dr. Carruthers. who is leaving for  England about lhe first of Mny. is  advertising nn Auction Sale of.nil his  household furniture on the afternoon  of April 21st. Thi������ will be a .ipluiidid  opportunity for citizens to get some  fine old Knglish hardwood furniture,  the very best poods made in tlie  world. All lhe furniture is in first  class condition.  "Why does lhe Mail always gel.  mixed'in its facts':* The Hon. Clifford  Sifton was not "delegated by the  Dominion Government to watch the  interests of Canada." lie went to  England as British Agent (appointed  by the Imperial authorities) to look  after the preparation of Great, Britain's  case fo.i the Alaskan Boimdnry Commission.  (\ F. landmark left for the C.imsI on  Tuesday morning, lie will not return  for some days  Harold Redgrave and wife slaved  ovui* in town for a day alter attending  the late sheritl's funeral.  li. A. Hr.'idiey. mana-vei* of the  l.)ii<|iH*si*c Alining Co., IcItbyNn. Two  this morning for Xew York.  li. F. Green, Thus. Taylor and .1.  IInuslon. M.I'.TVs, passed through on  Friday en route to Yicloria.  .Messrs. McDowell. Undine nnd  Thompson, contractoison lhe Western  Star grouns. Fish Kiver, are iu Unci! y.  tyty3  tyty  Thei.dore l.uilgale.  whose   light,   for    l.)i  :iroused  null  Monday.  the lumberman,  idninn's   Islam!.  interest,   was  in   town  W'.li. Pool, manager of the Ophir-  l.ule Co., Fish Creek, bad a couple of  days vacation in town. lie lias  returned home.  Geo. Estes, President or lhe F. Ti. IS.  I'"., wns in town Saturday last and left  Sunday afternoon for A'ieturia, where  his trial will be continued.  I. B. Fisher, of New Westminster,  died last Friday. He was an old time  manager of Ijiuik ol" U.(\ liranchcs.but  retired from that service some years  ago.  R. Marpole.Gen.Supt. of the C.P.R.,  arrived Monday morning nnd returned  to the coast tbe next day. His car  was attached to the McPhee's���������a  couple of big lilttlTs together.  Hon. C H.-Mackintosh and Edwin  Duratit passed through yesterday  morning en route to Ottawa. They  are to give evidence befors a Coin-  mission in the AVhilaker Wright case.  RAILROAD UNIONS  TI.'ACIOIKN  11 is gratifying to note the ������������������o'litiuiied  success of this order, more particularly  as it is organizing the foreign elements  in the east. The constitution has now  been printed in the French lingiiage,  and au intelligent, elforl. i.s all that  remains to unionise the Frenchmen to  as large a degree as other nationalities.  11. H.T.  The proposal mooted in the Railroad  Telegrapher of February that in each  province of the .Dominion and the  ���������various states a board of examiners  should be created by statute to  examine and license railroad telegraphers has caught on like wildfire.  Although barely a month liaselapsed  since the proposal was' made.' the  current issue of tbe ���������"Telegrapher"  slates that laws have been or are  .���������ib-jul to be introduced in Ohio,- West  Virginia, Texas, : North Carolina.  Michigan, Wisconsin and Missouri,  The Order's Grand Secretary and  Treasurer, appealed before'���������. the committee on railroads of thur Missouri  Legislature, and although ~t strong  lobby was present in -opposition,'-the  passage of tlie Bill wits iiiianiuiously  recommended by the committee.  A step like Ibis t_o secure ellicieney  ns Well as organization is a wise move.  The 3rd Vice President of the Q.K.T.  is now in.-. Ottawa urging similar  Dominion legislation.  True Blues  The regular meeting of the True  Bines will be held in the lodge room  tomorrow, Friday evening at S o'clock.  A full attendance of all the members  are specially requested.  TO-NIGHT!  Hiss Jessie NidicUiB,  The  Pet* of Royalty   and  Pride of Scotland.  the  This famous Prima Donna is lo  a ppeni" in Kevelstoke Opera House on  Thursday, April 2nd. This is Revel*  stoke's last chance fur some years of  hearing one of the very best singers.  which is proven Iiy the immense  crowds who greet her wherever she  hns.been. She is coining here under  the auspices of the Revelstoke Lacrosse  Club, who guarantee a first class C'in-  cert^and^wish^tlie^patronjigs^ot-the-j  citizens.  .Miss Marlarlilitn sang.tt Kamloops,  Tuesday last and there was not stand- j  ing room: also at Calgary every .-eat j  was sold for days ahead. I  Are at it Hammer and Tongs  Regarding the Price of Lumber���������Is the Notice Requiring*  Survey of Limits Legal?  Over the si-mature of lion. W. C.  Wells, the following notice appears in  the current Gazette:*  "Notice is hereby given, pursuant In  the provisions of Section .IO of the  1.anil Ail, I bat iu litliiie no special  licences lo cut timber on Crown lnnds  will be granted or renewed until after  the applicants have bad lhe limit*,  surveyeii hy a duly i|tialilied Provincial  Laud Surveyor to ibe satisfaction of  the 1/iiids and Works Department."  Refwicine to lhe section mentioned  cli.ils the fact lliut regulation.*, regarding timbei" licences are to be made by  Ibe Lieiiti'ii.-uit Governor in Council.  There is nothing in the notice loshiiw  that such u regulation was approved  as rei'tiired by tbe Act, and it appears  therefore the notice in tpicslnin is  ipiite beyond the powers ol. the Chief  Commissioner. If, however, there has  been an Order passed, the notice of  same should have been given by the  Clerk of;l he Council...  Il would be interesting to discover  whether this notice is merely a bail  break by reason of its publication by a  wrong authority, tir if il, is a nullity,  no Order in Council approving it  having been passed. It is up to Mr.  Wells io explain.  Opinion as lo thu regulation itself is  somewhat, divided, coast papers saying  it is "viewed with consternation*" hy  lumbermen there. .The IIehaLii bad  a talk with Theodore Ludgate on tlie  subject ami that gentleman staled he  considered thu move a necessary one.  fn his opinion when a company invested large -stuns in mills, depended for  their operation on such licence*,', it  was very advisable to have the limits  surveyed. In fact, it was bis inleiition,  regulation or nol, to have all limits  secured bv liim plolteii out by a sui-  veyor. He also pointed out tliat a  batik would not make advances onilie  security of uncut limber unless the  boundaries of the claims were ni-cur-  alely defined.  Mr. 0. F. Liniimark was also seen on  the iiiiittdi" and expressed himself in  somewhat similar terms.  Tbo exchange of opinions between  buyers and sellers as to the present  price of lumber goes merrily on, Mr.  McNicoll, general manager of the C.  I?. R., the other day retracted liis  previous statement that as soon as  rates were reduced lhe pi ice of lumber  was raised. He admitted, according  to u despatch. Unit be wis "mistaken  and uilsiiil'orined."  Tbe fact remains, however, that tbe  price of-' lumber lia-** risen wit h great  rapidity. The inilluieu i-tale thai* tliey  are paying much more for.'their help  than formerly and that the wages of  ni.e'if iu the logging camps have risen  equally with thc-pi iie uf lumber. It is  known'.'..that,'in some rase.-* al least.  such is "the case, but. lhe gist of ihe  mallei' is. are the iiiilliuen and lumber  dealers reaping an extorlicinate profit '?  Humors.-, of royal'.' commissions'.'"ami  judicial"'' enquiries are heard Irom all  parts'of Manitoba and the Ninth West  unci it is very probable 'steps on this  line may 'shortly betaken, linn.Thus.  Greenway, leader of the Manitoba  opposition said in tin interview on  .Saturday last that the Western Retail  Lumbermen's Association was a combine,'aud therefore illegal. To ttse his  own'words',' "They make no bonus of  the facs that they are a combination in  restraint of trade and therefore oprr-  aling in defiance of the l.iw." lie also  recommended that the Dominion  Government be urged to put dr**������sed  lutnliei-on the free list. ''I feel very  strongly nn this matter," said Mr.  Green way tn conclusion, "and when 1  am east I shall make it my business to  make stiong representations to the  Dominion government asking them in  exercise lo the fall every power that  they have in order that the people of  the west may be relieved '.from this  odious and expensive imposition. Tbe  existing conditions are intolerable,  and must not continue.*'  It must net be lot-gotten, however,  that for many years practically all the  mills of the Province were operated  under very adverseciicuinsiance;, and  in many instances at a loss. The  question is now. are they ".-ijueezing"  Hie publii? This will probably be  decided in the neii" future, us the  praiiie country is much worked up on  the mutter.  The 1-Ir.RAi.i) is preparing il com*  f)ari-won^^ii^U-i'~^vjiidaa-^ii^;Jiio^iyitkXnj*J  op lumber costs bulb before and sine**  lite ri-c*. whicli it is hoped will Vic  completed in time for next issue. So  far. it does not appear thai the charge  of   extortion   b*u   much foundation in  ty*  ���������} ���������^"9B~aanBBs~-i-~BE'.~sKa������i*3  Now thai Our Grocery Stock is all  disposed of, we are able to turn our  attention to other lines.  Wi*  Oi'TKR Yoi" A Largh   Rant;**  Oi*  Twcntv Per Cent Discount  HEAVY RUBBERS  AND OVERSHOES .  ME1VS  Grtial   IJargains in  mn'������ soots km shoes.  And for  a few days longer only  25   PER  CEHY. -DISCOUNT  ON Qm BRYG90DS STGOK  LIMITED.  OUR  SPRG^G  RTS"  JUST  ARRIVED  We arc ready now to supply you with handsome " GO'C ARTS." We have lhem in all sizes,  colors and shapes.  Come in and see for yourselves.  ������i  FURNITURE THAT FURBISHES  If you want anything in the way of Furniture  you can be supplied here. The following lines  are worthy of eonside'raiion :  ARP������T5f   LINSLEU'MS,   BED8G0M SUSIES,  &0.t  &C.  lowson  Un I.-t'iiikln:**, KiiilMliuiiii;,  saasa  *.    Faarniiure  *"  Dealers, Etc  Miu.kcn/.ii', Avt'inw.  ty*&c  ���������+��������� _*|U. i  ���������*���������K**SBatyty  ity  Remember the date, April 2;  | fact.  the best concert ever here or likely lo  lie here. There are about 100 seats  already hooked.  Reserved Seats on Sale at the Canada  Drug ������ Book Co's -S1.00 Each.  A Good Man Gone.  People We Know.  .1. J. Foley, of Arrowhead, was :n  the city on .Monday.  -Mayor O'Brien returned Tuesday  night from a business trip to Gold-  fields.  ' "Bob" Kelly, the A-ancouver Grit  machine boss and merchant was in  town Monday.  Jack Put vis, the well  known  en^i-1  neer, came to  town   yesterday,    liis  recent   experiences   up   against    the  British footballers,  do not appear to  have   disturbed   his equanimity.    He  up  liott  Gives  instant  reiief.  If you are desirous of breaking  a Cold   you    .should    try   a  le of Senega.  IT WILL CURE  A   BAD  COLD  25c. and 50c. per  Bottle  I'HKI'AIIKP ONLY 11V  Walter Bews, ]:J;IL'2:1S.  Imig^l.-il   mifl   .Stationer.   Next lliimiilllnck  Later advices confirmed the. rumor  published in our last issue. thntSiierilT  Redgrave wa������ dead. His death oe-  euvrt-d at ('olden, caused by liejirt  failure, thc result of over-exertion  arresting a. man for disorderly con-  duo t. He had made the arrest and  bad one of the luindeiilTs on bis  prisoner when be sat dewn complain*  inn of fn.intne.-s and immediately  breathed bis hint. Tlie sail occurence  was totally unexpected, lhe deceased  having always enjoyed ^oud health.  OwiiiK to liia adwuieed af?c an elfort  was made a year or so ago lo secure  liis Htipnrannuntion.but was unsuccessful.  Stephen Kedgrave was born in the  south of Ijnjrlarid abmit the year I8!*l,  and soino years ago informed the  writer that bis early years were  devoted to tbe sea, after which ho  spent a. short lime in Australia, lie  was for a consider.-!bio time on the  prilicd force: in Victori.a and engaged  ;iIho on the construction of Ibe tele-  graph line across the prairie.  His appointment l.o liislasl, posil i on  was made about 1881 when be crossed  tint Columbia, to lim old town of  Donald. Instructions bud been ������ivoii  lo bim lo stamp out the illicit liipior  traffic which went on there and nt  I'elliscr and he was accompanied by a.  couple of detectives for that purpose.  His el'i'nrl'i in this dirciclion were  successful, and Donald, until the  ('ovcrninenl office*! worm removed lo  Golden, was pracf ically free from th.)  disorder  generally found  in  railroad  I.OWI1K, I  As a raconteur Mr. Hod-a-rava'a reputation is practically world  wide, his I  stories always being good natnrod and  often carrying witli them that germ  of truth which renders partial fiction  so plausible. "Mr. Henry Norman, the  well known traveller, stayed in Donald for a day or.fcwo in l.SStj, ami. was  so impressed with lilr. 1-tedgrave's  anecdotal capacities that be devoted  an article in lhe Vail Mall Gazette to  them- under the caption of "The  Munchausen of the Northwest." At  that time Donald boasted of a newspaper, the '���������Tiuth," edited by John  Houston, no\vll.l,.l>.,iiit(l Mr. Houston in bis next edition devoted the  most of bis frontpage to the statement  " Mr. Norman you are a pretty good  " journalist, but also a preltv good nil  " round liar."' The sociable disposition of the late sherilV was recognized  by all who knew bim and, by bis  death the province lo-.es one of her  few remaining' specimens of the  colonizing Britishers who, before 1 head vent of railways carried our national  pluck antl energy to tbe uttermost  parts of the earth.  Four children are left to mourn bis  loss: two sons, Harold,' of tbe C.P.li.  service atVernou, and Stroud, police  seigennl at Victoria; and 2 daughters,  -Mrs. B. Kerr, of (palgary. and another  in Southern California. The funeral  took place at Golden on Sunday last  and was held under the auspices* of  the Masonic Order, of which deceased  was a very:old member.  X HAVE IT!:  The largest stock of the latest WATCHES,  CLOCKS, KINGS,. SITjVEK WAKE, CUT  GLASS, KASHIONAULE JEAVELKYt Etc.  Myjnany years' experience enables me to buy  goods at the right prices, enabling mo-to  sell to tbe public at reasonable prices.        *  J".   G-XJ-Y"   IB^.R-ZBIEjIR,.  watch iikpaiiuxo a spuciai.tv.  *"**'-4--**l'*''*J****'--'*l'^^ P00000000000������00000900)0000f}  $7 Suits for $3.  $3.50 Suils for  50.  $i.75.  $5  Suits for $2.50.  $2.50 Suits for $1.25  S4 50 Frieze Overcoats for S2 25  Revelstoke: .Station.  Bourne Bros.' Old Stand.  U. B. R. E.  The principal event in connection  with' the strike here during the past  week was the public meeting at  Selkirk hull on Saturday evening.  There was a very large attendance and  the speakers were listened to.with the  greatest attention, and nearly all  present appeared in sympathy with  the brotherhood.  Short adiIresses were given by Rev..  W.C. Crlder, Messrs. E. A. Haggen, J.  Theo. Wilson and others, but the  principal speech was made by Geo.  E3tes, President of tbe U.B.R.E., who  gave. ������. graphic account of the position  of affairs from the strikers' standpoint..  His remarks were continually niter-  rtipt***d with applause, and quite a  sensation was created by his disclosure  of a. couple of (!.!'.Ii. detectives who  were^ present^ The concert last even-  i ng is~notTCS?rfirtirdtitei'-coliii-mrr"      -  In Vancouver, considerabit; delay  was experienced in getting  the  '*Ein-  presa of India" away, and she left with  about a <piarter cargo" The "Princess  ."���������lav" alsc, it i-i reported, took up  north in mutake. it large amount of  freight intended for points east, while  a portion of ber cargo thought to have  been shipped is slill in the freight  sheds.  The besd.i of the Carpenters. Hoiler-  I'lmkoM anil Machinists orders have  (s.iys the Province) decided against,  putting the C. P. R. shops on the  unfair list and have ordered all ineni-  ber.*~ on strike either as members ol'.or  in sympathy .with the' tJ.B.K.E.'to  return to work, the time limit being  7 a.m. yesterday. The local branches  of the societies concerned have, however, contributed largely to the strike  funds.  A couple of carloads of Italians, to  work on the variouu branches south,  arrived o,~ the delayed No. I Monday.  Tliey are in charge of a big black-  browed padrone who, with his led and  black, jersey muMnn an ideal bandit.  'ihe Hkhmai bad nn interesting  conversation with the; local C. P. li.  constable and elicited thii pleasing  information that, in hit* opinion, the  strikers bore were acting like perfucl. |  gentlemen. lie also attended the  meeting Saturday and conniders Kites  a fine speaker.  A lot of special.**' sworn in for (lie C.  P, f(. at Vancouver havo been hwiuii  out again, the latter swear being tlio  most elTuefive.  The trial of Geo. Estes for con-spU  nicy is now concluded but at the. time  of willing it is not known with what  rc'tull,. Tlio opinion is ventured, however, that bo will be noinmil.l.od for  trial and released on bail.. This would  be the most suitable course.  Operating  Western   Star   and  Copper   Dollar  in   the   Fish  River Camp���������Mr. Darragh on  the Properties  Mr. J. A. Dnrragb, manager of the  Western Star group. Fish Creek,came  to town yes!onlay and leaves in a few  days for lhe east. His family arrived  today from Camborne and will  reside in Kevelstoke in 1'ul nre.  The HiiK.vr.n bad an interesting  talk with him regaiding the prospects  of Fish Creek camp, which fully confirmed other advices regarding tbe  richness of this coining disttict. Tbe  Western Star group is situated on the  southerly side of Pool Creek, about 7  miles from Camborne, and is at pies-  ent operated by the Ellivood Tinwork-  ersGold Mining Company. Work was  commenced late last summer and the  development so far consists of 8  tunnels all drifted in upon the lead.  At a, distance of lot) feet in the lower  tunnel . in a cross cut; 7 feet; to the  right a body of oro was encountered  which measured about six feet in  width, lt is of very high grade, carrying sulphides of gold, together with  lead and silver values. Samples of  the new strike of ore have been sent'  east for assay, the result of , which is  uwaited with much interest. Tina  strike, which is the largest made so  far in the camp, consists of a bi.dy ol"  solid galena and has every evidence of  being a permanent, veiii. Unfortunately, four daj's iifter the lend wns  .���������struck the cabins were destroyed by  fire and the contractors,'.Messrs. Ford,  .Thompson and ''others lost all ' tli-aii-  supplies. This necessitated closing  down work for the present until fret.li  supplies can betaken in, which will nol  be until early in May, owing to the  unusual depth of snow. After that  active operations on a large scale will  be carried on and new cabins and other  buildings concerned.  Mr. 'Darragh is also operating the  Copper Dollar for tbe same company.  Tnis property adjoins I he Eva and a  force of men are working. The Copper  Dollar has the Eva vein running  "rhfoT-gh-i t"fbu t=l he-workJs"being=done  on another vein. It is n free gold  proposition and as soon as work is  sufficiently advanced a stamps will be  erected. He i.s highly pleased wilh  results so far and hopes to have the  pleasure of adding another free gold  proposition to lhe camp.  'gW-'-i.d***'*'"*^-*-"*!"*!^  :.':*'-'.The-:'Stnk'e.. ;.���������'���������'���������  'I'd''"���������.D'TO'lt Ukii.w.ii:  ri'uciiivcil tliefollo'vingteli'gmiii'lliis liisriiing:���������.  "Trades uml Liilmi* ('iiiincil, VaiiDimver, iniitiii-  nioiiyly, piusseil tliii.f.illiiwiii^. l-CMiilitliou: "I'luit  tlii.s ciiiincit rupii'ilH all'etlni'ts in replueo men nil  Rtrilie in Vancouver ami ituvel-iluke as unfair aiul  'li'oiiotiui't's all uieil taking siu*li plaeesas linf.'iti'.'"  -';:;,       ���������"���������- .IVTllOllNi'lIN,  '���������'���������',���������;.'. .., MftimBci" Dh-.-p", U. 11.11. E.  NOTICE.  Xntiee i.i lieiolty yiven tliat ."10 ilays after date 1  intend to apply* tn the t;liief (."iiiiiiui.siikiner of  l.ainl.i anil Winks for .spycini lieem-en to rut iital  cjiri'y away tiniiiei*' fi'oiu. the following' tlescritieil  lauds in- West Koiitonay :���������  1. ���������Joiiiiiieiicin*. at a' po.sl. planted about one  and a lialf miles nortli from the (Jtiltiniliia river on  Keyatone ..Mountain aud- mai-ked ".I. (.���������.'ilrown's  soulii.*,\est eoi-uer pu**t," thenei! I'liiiliin^ novth 100  eliaiu*!, iheuce east -10 chain*,, thence Hotith 1U0  chaiiis, thence west -10 eliains to point of commence*  monlr.  "1. '.Commencing at a post planted one aiul ono  half miles nortli from IhcColiiiiiliia river ou Keystone Mountain and markeil "*.l. G.:llvown's.south  east corner post," theiiee riintiinji: nortli ttlli chains,  thence west -lo, chains, thence south 10(1 eliains,  thenee east-ll) chains to point of eomini'iiceineiit.  Dated this 21st day of Mai'cli,.l!.0.l.  .1; G. UUOWN.  NOTICE.  Notice is liercliy given that :>0 days after date 1  intend to apply lo the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special. license; to cut and  carry away timber from, the following described  lnnds in.West Kooteuay :���������  Commencing'at a post, planted on the liorlli  side of lhe lauds co*ercd by K, Metcalfe'--, special  licence, and about one mile from the Columbia  river and marked "C.'.li** iLiudmark's south-east  comer post," tliencu running north SO eliains,  thence West. SO chains, thenee south SO chains,  thence east SO eliains to place of commencement.  Dated this S"5lh day of .March, 1003.  > C. F.'".LINUMARK.  Two Tommy's  The recent resignation of Thomas  Cunningham as Collector of Voles .for  Vancouver, which was delayed until  l he Tommy lloiiima case was settled,  calls to niincl the fulloivitig lines, cir-  citlntod at tbe lime of iho trial but not  published:  A Jap, called Tommy flomnui,  Meandered from his mou'ium,  And emigrated from a  ���������Small city iu Japan.  Me crossed 1 be blue Pacillc���������  Mis joy was most lerriHc���������  To llnil laws beatillc  For the little yellow man.  Me soon made application  For voter'n icgisttation.  Tint' mot with swift negation,  And so resolved to Hghl.  Mc fought it in Vancouver  With well prepaicd manoeuvre;  11 i.i case 'n chef d'oeuvru  To Bv'ry legal light.  One,judge says, "Tom, you're in it!"  -- "J'wiis only for a minute���������  l'"or two caiiie ont 'agin' it,  And so the game rolled on.  The Privy Council beard it,  No vote���������that was their verdict���������  And ho thoy soon declared it;  And Tommy's chauce,wn.*i gone.  NOTICE.  Take notice that thirty days after date I Intond  to apply lo the Chief Coiiiinissiuuer of Lauds and  Works lor a .special license to cut and curry away  limber from tlie following described lands hi West  Kiiotcnay:���������  Commencing at a post planted ou the south sidu  of (ioldsti-eain about two and a iiuut-tcr miles up  from the mouth of liVcuch creek and marked "'A.  K. .tessop's north-east corner post," thence souLh  Ho chains, thence west SO chains, tlience north so  c*hainsr^theiice--east--SO^cliiiiii.s-to-iioiut-ofiCoui*^  mcnceiiieiit.  Dated this 17th day of .March, 1903.  A. K. .ll'SSOl'.  Real Estate  Permit us to draw your  attention to the wisdom of  piesenling your family wilh  Choice Lot  The first stop toward provid- "'  ing for them a home) of '"  their own. .  A part onlv of the amount;  usually spent on pretty but  useless presents will  make  the first payment.  REAL   ESTATE  Is the  basis of all  wealth, '"'  and you can novy lay  tbe  'inundation   of    your    own -  prosperity    while    making  someone else happy.  Call   and   investigate,    we'  have   other things   to   tell"-  you on the subject of How,  to   Own. a   House of your  Own.  lewis bros,      *.;;  Agents Smelter Townelte     '. '-.  DR.    CARRUTHERS'  Auction Sale  APRIL 21 ST, 1903,  at 1:30 p. m.  NOTICE.  Iv'otlco is hereby uiven that 30 days after date I  intend to Hiiply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lnnds nnil *A orks for a special license to cut and  carry away limber from the following described  lands in West Kooteuay :���������  Commencing at a post l'lnutcil on the west bank  of tlie Columbia river about half u mile below  Dentil Kapids ami marked "il, A. Davis' northeast corner post, thencu south SO chains, thence  west SO chains, thenee north 80 chains, tlience east  80 chains to point of coniiueiicetncnl.  Ditteil this 20th ilny of March, 1903.  M. A. DAVIS.  KITCHEN���������Range and Cooking Ulen'-  sils, Tables, Chairs, ... Dinner  Service, Dishes, etc. *.'  DINING ROOM -   L Pining Table  -Carpel,  Sideboard,  and  Chairs,   -Grand  fathers Clock, etc.  DRAWING ROOM ��������� Carpet, English  Furniture, Piano, Pictures, brackets,  Sola, etc. ��������� ***'  BEDROOMS���������Carpet, Iron Bedsteads,  Dressing Tables, Chair.*,, Wash  Stands, etc. ���������  FURTHER PARTICULARS LATER  NOTICK  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date I  intend to apply tn the Chief Coininissiouei* of  Lands and Works for a special license to cut and  carry away timber from the following described  lands in West Kootenay:���������  Commencing at a stake planted on the west  bank of the Columbia river, about half a mile  below Dowuie f:reek and marked ".M. H. *fcssop*s  south-east corner post," thence west 80 chains,  thence north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence south SO chains to the plncu of coininoiice-  nient.  Dated this lah day of March, 1*003.  M. It. .IHSSOP.  NOTICK.  Jossle Maclachlan Tonight.  Jcsulo Maclachlan Tonight.  Joaslo Maclachlan Tonight.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days af tor date  1 intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lauds and Works for a special license to cut. and  carry away timber from the follow ing described  lands in West Kooteuay :���������  . Commencing at a post .planted".on the ;s6ntli  batik: of Goldstream, about three antl a quarter  miles up from the mouth of French,, creek .ami  marked "������F. C. Manning's north-west corner post,"  thenee east 80 chains, theneo south 81) chains,  thence west 80 chains, tlience north 80cliainsto  the point of commencement.  Dated this lTtli day of March, 1003.  F. C. MANNING.  Notice is hereby cjvim that 30 days after date 1  intend to apply to the'Chief Commissioner of  l^iiuls and Works for a special license to cut and  carry i*.way timber from the following described  lands in West Knolenuy district :���������  Comincnciii"' at a post planted on the south  bank of Ooldstr*?am, about four anil a i]iiarter  mites up from tlie mouth of French creek, anil  marked "������. C. ilanning'a south-east corner post,"  thence running north 40 chains,-thence west 160  chains, tlience ^sontli 40 chains, thence east 100  eliains t/> point of commencement.  Dated this llth day of March, 1903.  F. C. MANNING.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby, given that thirty  days after date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for a special licence to cut and carry  away timber from the following; described  lands in West Koolenay :  Commencing; at A. E. Jessop's northeast corner post planted on the north,  bank of Coldstream about three and a  quarter miles up from the mouth of French  creek, thence running south 8o chains,  thence west So chains, thence north So  chains, thence east So chains to thc point  of commencement.  Dated this 17th day of March, 1903.  A. E. JESSOP,


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