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 :        ..V  RAiLWAYMEN'S.  JOURNA  Vol    V.   No    177  REVELSTOKE B, Gi    THURSDAY,   FEBRUARY  19, 1903  $2 00 a Year in Advance  I  mm Jul  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������II^HIMaiBHBBBB'BBHUBnaBHBi  ABOUT THE FIRST OF FEBRUARY we will  commence oiir Annual Stock-Taking-, and  previous to removing to our new premises, on  the Corner of Mackenzie Avenue and First street,  which will be completed, and ready for us in the  early spring. ��������� We are desirous of reducing "our  stock so that the work of Stock-Taking will be somewhat lessened, and to that end we are marking down  our goods to the lowest possible point and ate now  offering some -GREAT BARGAINS as the follow-  will indicate-���������,  LATEST NEWS  BY TELEGRAPH  200  PAIRS LADIES' CENTS  and CHILDREN'S SHOES  200  T".-i. ���������*.  ������������������<?  -' '_.  *'   -These'Shoes are all of the" very'best makes and you .    -  --" -       <   *-....-���������   ���������*��������� .- ���������   ^->������������������<.*    *���������-���������     -"  -'-'��������� ' ���������  '.- "'Cannot' makeaj mistake.-in.making your .purchases at-'  the Cost PrigcMark. '���������     -  W. GL & R. Colored Shirts  Our Entire Stock of ,W. G. & R. Colored Shirts; soft  and'Starched Fronts-���������genuine bargains���������at  One Dollar Each  ,   A Few Pairs of Ladies'-and Children's  Leggings  at  " Cost.     Only a few left for choice.     Call as  soon as  possible, while they are in stock.  Ladies' and Children's Woollen and Cashmere Hose,  a large siock to chose from at Bargain  Sale Prices.  FEDORA HATS  Made by Rowlock and Christy, two of the best Hat  Makers in^the world to-day. These Hats are all for  sale at Bargain Prices.  GROCERIES AND  PROVISIONS  We lead in this line. Our importations are large and  always the best the market offers.  ONTARIO APPLES���������A large shipment, including  the famous Northern Spys, Russets, Kings and'  Greenings.  The Celebrated Bear Brand of Eggs.  Hay, Oats, Bran and Shorts always in stock.  C- B. Hume  and Company.  Goods delivered to all parts of City.     Telephone .No. 8i  The News of the World in Brief  As Received Over the Wires.  From Every Corner of the  Globe.  Tne severe cold \VPiith**i* still prevails in thestuteiil New York.  Tlie Ontm-io legislatiue has beet)  culled to meet (in March lit,  Sui.illpox ii so pri*v.ileiit in Thorn*"  luii'ti. Pit-ton. N. S., that the town  has been quaiuntitled.  Fnm Hoik Island passenger trains  rffe snowbound 20 miles north of  Torrance. N. W.  ���������John Bin ley..: of  Htingerloid.- Qhti,:  is dead, aged 104.    'His'wil'e, whom he  11i.11 ried 67 years' ago, survives him.     ������  .���������>  L,i*rd   t'hus.   Berebfoi-d     announce*  th.it he lint* been offered, and would  accept,   , command   of   the.  channel  ."���������qiiudinn.  'A Rio de Juniero despatch says thai  election riots have occurred there aud  that several pel sons have heen killed  or injiiied.  Reports fiom Cape Breton state  i h.it snow has tell to a depth of 11 .ind  12 feet. It has been falling since lat.t  Thursday.  The text of the Alaskan arbitration  between the V. H. and Great Biitain  has been issued in a London parliamentary-paper last evening.  ' Two-thirds of the employees of the  McLaughlin Carriage' Co.. " Ottawa,  Out., aie on strike for more p.������y and^  recognition by that union.  The'strike of the ti miners of the  Crow's Nest Puss Opal Co. at Fernie,  will probably he a prolonged nnd  bitter'- one. ." Several smellers- have  ahendy closed doun.'.   ,',    .  "   _  , ,r  'AVcbrdirig to a.Tien .Tsiii^-despatch'  hundreds of Boxers,-showina" a tbVeit-  ening attitude.-have" ^hUtiil-leiL at  Yutien Ching, Chili province." Troops  will be sent to suppress thein.  PiTTSBUKG.^FeK IS.���������A fire, in the  foundry of Thomas Carlins ..Sons &  Co.. this- morning,  caused a loss  of  $200,000. - ���������      -----  Frisco, Fub. 18.���������-Passengeis on the  steamer Peru from Central -"American  ports say war between Quatemulit and  Salvador seems inevitable.  Philadelphia, Feb. 18.���������Reports  show last night to have been a record  breaker lor low temperatures, the  mercury falling lo 14' below - in some  paits of the state.   '"���������"..  Barcelona, Feb." 18.��������� According to  newspaper account today a German  engineer - at an anarchist meeting  pledged himself to make' an attempt  at. the life of the German Emperor.  1.08 AXGELBS, Feb. 18, A. cold  wave which has visited Southern California for the past four or five days,  has caused a loss estimated at from  ten to twenty per cent, of the entire  fruit crop.  LoN'Doy. Feb. 18.���������Another trial  has been made between a cruiser  fitted with Belleville water tube  boilers and another fitted with Scotch  cylindrical boilers, which resulted in  another defeat for the former system.  Edinburgh, Feb. 18.���������Govt, of  Spain has been awarded $337,500  damages against the Clyde 'Bunk  Engineering and Shipbuilding Co.  failure deliver four torpedo boat des-  tioyers on contract time, and which  Spain had intended for use in Spanish  American war.  Chicago. Feb. 18.���������A gold strike,  equalling" that of tbe Klondike, has  heen made in the Tenana Valley,  Alaska, and two thousand miners are  stampeding for that district, with'  barely enough provisions to carry  them through. It is feared that many  of them will perish.  Capb Tows, Feb. 18.���������Colonial  Secretary Chamberlain a'nd party  arrived here this morning and  were warmly received. He was  presented wilh several addressee.' He  said, since his arrival in South Africa  he had found antagonism still existing  between the two races which had  become moie chronic and was less  hopeful of a peaceful uuiort. Prime  Minister Spring's appearance on  the platform was n signal for hooting  and noisy demonstration.  Saved.the Train.  .' Trfeotiia.'\Vakhi, Feb. 15.���������A special  to the Eve'ninp Niws fro*n Wenatchee,  Wash., states^ that the east bound  Great NcrihW'fitrain, due there lit 3:30  in the nioriiiiigi "ivas stuck in the tunnel  for, nea.rly.. two "hour*. The engineer  and the rest of the train crew became  uncoiiKcloti-> frtt'ii the gases of the  t urihel. A . passenger named Abbott  <nade bis ivay'-t" the engine, released  the air. brakes and  let the tr.iin make  CONSERVATIVE  MEETING  ii gravity run '.out. When the trim  reaihed Wenatchee at 7 o'clock the  conduit or, bratfi*'nian and two women  passengers were'still unconscious. The  lias in the thnnel.was so heavy that it  extinguished nil the lights in the  entire train. But for the Heroic work  of Abbott all, ofithe passengers would  have" been "suffocated. The train became stalled through an accident to  I he air-brakes. "The  tunnel  is nearly  twafniies lnng{'-  ,���������.Cit'i^council.  .������     --'' ���������*- ���������;'"  The meeting iff the c'ty council on  Friday evening J last was principally  devoted 't6<-j������<)Ij>cussion of the Water  anil J^ight'ttyia-jt* which was introduced  and passed-Knil will be submitted to  the rate^yjBys'on March 3rd.  InsuranceVjWAS placed on the power  house and'tfot ii fire hall.  -An offer 'was-made' to T. H. Corley  to supply 'two'sladder trucks for the  fire brigade*).'''-���������{���������  The iiiayo"r.W������sinstructed to prjcuie  the electric ^applies wanted.  -A communication was received from  the Provincial^ecreUiry notifying the  city council*.*c(|i'the -appointment of  John McLeo4 ���������������*cl W* M. Lawrence as  license'.coTfimiwioners, and John McLeod afldrKopt. Gordon as . police  <:ommissi6'n^inB.i'r.   ' _ ��������� ~  Tne meeting" adjourned' till, tomorrow night? y; -Vr' '    * . 1  ; Just''Lead Him. .-  RobertjTa.p|jing is-bfferirig a reward  of $50 "fft'r^Tich'.inform'ation'as will  lead to the pe*jpn who wrote the letter  appearing in \\\e issue of the Kootenay  1vraili''ofi5fevK^'n75'8ignetijBobert Tap"-;  ping,.without his-iiBthorityI',,,*'SuroIy,  there-.'-is .so^ie, one who can Ie������d Mr:  Tapping; to "'the person. Couldn't Mr.  Tapping request the editor of. the'Mail  to take the lead in'the matter  is $50 in it for the'Maii man if  keep the right track.  There  he can  NOTICE.  The next regular meeting of the  Ladies' Hospital Aid. Society will be  held in Selkirk Hall on Tuesday afternoon next at 3" o'clock sharp. All  members are requested to attend.  M.' IT. Lawson,  Secretary.  Charles Wilson. K C, Leader  ot the Conservative Party in  the Province Speaks at Kamloops on Provincial Affairs  There was a good attendance at the  Conservative Club rooms on Friday  evening last to hear an address hy  Charles Wilson, K. 0., leader of the  Conservative party in British Columbia, says the Kamloops Sentinel. In  lhe absence of the Preside.!;, H. G.  Ashhy, 3rd Vice-President, took the  chair.  F. J. Fulton was first called upon,  and in a fifteen minute speech gave a  brief outline of his action since elected  to the Legislature. He re.nindcd his  hearers that he had been flrst nomin  uted as a Conservative, and afterwards  r.s en independe.it, which nomination  he had accepted, a step he had since  regretted, as he believed the only  true way was to , inn on stiaight  party lines.  Charles Wilson, K. C, was then  introduced by the chairman. He said  he had lived in British Columbia for  ���������10 years, "and he felt that it was the  duty of every citizen to take an active  part.' in politics. He hoped on the  occasion of his next visit to Kamloops  to address a public meeting instead of  only a family gathering such as that  then assembled. He devoted nearly  the whole of his remarks to Provincial  aifuirs, and stiongly advocated the.  adoption of party lines. He h.id lieen  one of the first to suggest J;hat course  and he firmly .believed in it. Under  the present system the electors had.  no control over their representative,  nor did io afford any-, guarantee of  political consistency. On ."the other  hand, under party organization the  opposite conditions would obtain and  that would redound to the best interests of the Provii>ce. Staunch Tory^as  he was.'he would rather see a straight  Liberal Government in power than the  present mixed outfit. 'As- for the  present, crisis, he hoped the Opposition  candidate in. West Yale *j would he  elected. Speaking, on railway legisla-  lation,.while'admiti.ing the advantages  that another transcontinental railway,  would provide, he maintained that'the  same* necessity .did, not .now ,_exist j:q  give aeaistWce"fii&Mt?;tIfe^tfuiw when  trie C.-I^R. wWtJuilt.^Any^^eBiiiUaee^  given shbul������T"he' wider propeiriestrfc=  tions so"asi'td'safeguard public interests. He said the Province had made  a good"bargain over the C. P. B. deal,  for as a result" of the' land shuffle the  Dominion Government paid'to-the  Province: in perpetuity the-sum of  $100,000 a year. He congratulated  the Club'on-their quarters'and activity  and said that-the Conservatives��������� had  nothing to. fear when the contest'for  which they ware preparing came to  pass.  Mr. Wilson wrs heartily-applauded  at the conclusion of what was considered a very clever address.  ,        . |  Brutal Murder at Wingham  Wingh'itn. Out.. Feb. 18.���������A prominent hardware merchant, a resident  here for thirty years, J. Smith, a  member of lhe firm of Smith & Pethick  was found some uighls ago on a side'  walk uncoineious with his skull  trubhei! in. It whs supposed at first  to be the result of a fall on the ice. He  wks tat-iied home and everything  possible .lone for him, but he never  regained complete consciousness and  died Suml-iy morning.  The doctors now express the opinion  that he was the victim of foul play^>  He had started luck to his store from  the house, where he hid supper, the  cui ions fact being that he had counted  over the money he had -villi him at  the table befoie going out, amounting  to $114 in hills. Shortly after he war*  found only a few rods from his door  lying face down on the pavement .with  a soft felt hat still drawn over his head  and all his money gone. As soon as  an operation could he attempted, severe fractures were found extending  across the skull which mutt have  resulted from the blows of some heavy  'blunt weapon. It is stated that when  the large blood clot was removed fiom  lhe bi-ain. suppuratiou had occurred,  and iuet as he was trying to rally  from the effect of the chloiotorm, he  was heard to call out the word minder  and muttered some words in the  nuture of u. request to send for his  ���������on. Charlie.  Deceased waa a quiet, law abiding  and respected citizen, and it would  appear that robbery was the motive  for the crime. A wife and one  daughter at home, and a married son,  an accountant in the bank of Hamilton here, survive. An inquest has  been ordered.  LUMBERING  INDUSTRY  Charm Presented.  Mr. Wallace Ludgate. brother" of  Mi. Theodore Ludgate. who. had  charge of consti uctiou of the Pacific  Coast Lumber Company's mill, . re  cenlly severed-his. connection with  that company to go to Arrowhead to  look after, the construction of a mill  for his brother at Arrowhead. Before  hi������ departure Mr. Ludgate was presented with a handsome.MasoDic charm'  bearing on-its reverse the 'following  inscription: ''Pie^ented to Mr. Wallace Ludgate ns a token .of esteem by  tho elnploves oC'thePaci6cCoa'8tLuiu-  her Co."', M r. i Ludgate _was taken -by  aurpL"ise.<"^Jiit "said that' he waa.not a-  8|)eaker'jY>ut~tt'sk*������a. them UT Join' hint''- in  disposing ef a box' of' priule Havana  perfectorB. ^ -Mr/ Ludgate , hca'th*  good will of all the men with whousbe  came iir- contact.���������Vnncourerc Woild.  The Demand for B. C. Lumber  and Shingles is Unparalleled���������  Revelstoke will be the Hub or  Eastern B. C. in This Line.  Lumbermen,   in   conversation,-  sny  that 1903 will be the biggest yearfor the  industry  the   province has ever wen,  and   the   Herald  believes  that- the*  benefit to Revelstoke through this one  industry   alone   can   hardly   be  estimated.     Orders  already in sight will  overtax the capacity of the mills for  the  coming spring, summer and full.  Tbe  demand   for   British Columbia,  cedar shingles is proving unparalleled.  Eastern  shippers  are already placing  large orders, and   as   soon   as  spring*  opens a great increase in the demand  will   come   from the prairie district"..  The demand for rough lumber used in ,*  railroad   construction    will   augnirnt  the  demand   to an enormous extent.  The   building   of   the   new   railwity-j  threugh Canada will require alone it.  tremendous cut, and it is questional"!..* .'  if sufficient eau be got out to meet the  requirements  of   the   trade.   The increased   building   operations   on   thc  prairie too will almost be sufficient in .  itself te cause a good deal of w<Prry't<������  1 the lumber "men.    All the mills in thi* '  neighborhood of Revelstoke are m-*k- ,  ing big improvements in nn effort to -,  cope   with   the   demands  already in -"  sight.     The   Revelstoke Lumber Co. "���������  are increasing their mills capacity, to '  the limit, while the new owners of the- '  Fred Robinson Lumber Co., Tbe Lud- J  gate   Mills  and James    Taylor' and  associates  on'tke  Arrow  Lakes an* '  rushing through needed repairs, additions, etc., to   put   in  a .-.big  run tbe..  coming season.'   Revelstoke will bene.  flt"beyond ' conception -Iby'thia ahi ������f  lumbering development."'; _   / *  i  Masquerade - Ball.      .  -  * - i *    * i  The annual masquerade- ball, under  the auspices of the Revelstoke" Quad**  rille Club^ will, be held ' in the opera  house ori Feb." 20th. Three prizes of $5,  and $3-$2 cash" will be offered tor  lhe best costumes worn at the ball.  Lunch'will be served.  ���������j-W j,Cufed-J>������ Formalin^;;' j #.  itoRBVj't-oai^.TFeh^  ���������aajpiibe;pf Brfttol." CtonnT. wriS^uM*"*'  -beeii7 ill "with" blood pouronioK;.follow"-" ������  in* 'childbirth,- -bae - been   practically"  cored ' by- the " use" of formalin,  th* ''  recently  discovered' remedy .for the  disease. >. She'was delirious and at the  -jx.int.--of death.     Dr.   Desmans,   hei*   '  physician, injected 650  cubic  centiiu-*  ,  etres -of  formalin into the right arm.  .Within   a  few   hours   there   was-  a.  marked improvement in ber condition,  and  before twelve hours bad paveett   ���������  ber temperature fell to]normalaod her  pulse was 88.     Her  improvement baa   ,  heen   rapid   since, -and  ehe^is    now  apparently out of danger. ~  C P R Employes Want a Raise  Mbntroeal, Feb. 17.���������The Canadian  Pacific conductors and trainmen are  gathering here to interview _ the head  officials regarding a revision of the  tag* schedule.  In Case You Forget,  _"W:e_J3ayLlt_Again,   THE BIG BARGAIN SALE  Is now on at Our Store  This Sale gives you a chance to buy at  Wholesale Prices and in a great  many lines less than Wholesale.  .  fi PI (HI. DISCOUNT Oi W DOLLAR  Special Pricfes  in   Ladies'  Mantles���������Call in and See Them.  Dry Goods. Gent's Furnishings. Ready-Made Clothing,  Booots and Shoes. Lace Curtains. Portieres Curtains, &c.  One Line of Children's Jackets at Half Price.  Reid & Young-  MAIL ORDERS GUARANTEED SATISFACTORY  OR MONEY REFUNDED.  Dealers in  FIRST-GUM  Groceries  Flour, feed  Mc(l������ry's  famous Stoves  Tinware, dranitewdrc  Heavy and  Shelf Hardware  Stores at  Revelstoke  Nakusp  New Denver* j-MMBI^fcliMi  HAIL THE  NTW YEAR.  New Tear! New  Year! 60 glad  and free  What will you  bring In your  arms for me?  Here I stand waiting to bid you  good-speed,  What will you  bring me of all  that I need?  t7iile  I stand hailtng you, fair New  Year.  Change our Goad wishes to blessings  here;   .  Chsnge 4hem for U3 Into roses, I pray,  tavo vjolctsof April und daisies of Hay.  Change them "tor aJl Into harvests ot  ���������peace.  fnAo hop-e'6 fruKlon and joy's Increase;  Ct-ii w'.th us tenderly, crown us with.  cheer,  r*   ji us, -bless only, 0 gracious Now  ������. Year!  -Luella Clark.  HEW YEAR*WEDDING.  \V  HIS is a cl.a-'inTns  spot���������for two," b.9  said, seating himself comfortably  at her Bide.  "We are lucky  to find lt unoccupied," she said,  "especially at one  of Mrs. Gurdon'a  garden - parties.  She will be pleased. I don't believe there is a  Equare Inch of tho  lawn to be seen."  The whole world'Is here. I know,  Miss Lindsay; I hare shaken hands  fc'ith it"  '   "It Is one of the penalties of being  ������ great author."  j  "Or of being notorious?"  ������������������Ton .are too modest, Mr.. Holland..  Rave you not shared the honors of the  afternoon -with tbe Prince and the  latest lion���������just imported from South-  ���������Africa, was it hot?"  "And felt like a martyr all the time.  But there you hare   the proof,   Mis3  Cndsay.   Don't think I am complain-  Ins.    Fame and notoriety    mean the  Kune���������In London.   And-in this"���������he indicated the screen of Shrubbery which  em. off the little nook from the rest of  the garden, hut did not shut out the  ���������".rains of the Blue Hungarians,: or the  Slum of many voices���������"In this I have  toy reward.   I forgive tie llon-nunters."  ���������   "Jt Is a relief to be out of It," she admitted.    "Do you know, Mr. Holland,  tliat these nook3���������yes. there are mora  cf them.���������, are a pet idea of Mrs. Gur-  ���������ion's?"  "I must thank her. She is a woman  ������������������of genius."  She -laughed merrily. "Oh, no, she  St* only an incorrigible match-maker���������  ajid finds them useful."  "So she, ait least, believes In love?"  Tfce asked, picking up the thread of a  iurmer conversation.  "Or in marriage. It Is not always  lie same thing, is it?"  "It should be," he replied, with an air  cf the deepest conviction. He was  looking up into her eyes.  -'What does somebody say?���������that in  ���������woman love Is a disease; in men it is  tn episode."  "I seem to recollect that," he said.  "Bui it is nonsense; love cannot-bo  Bummed up in an epigram."  Again she laughed. "I am afraid you  Save a very -bad memory. Mr. Holland.  I.= it another of the penalties of���������-rioto.  *:ety?" ',:.;���������'  '"In my case I am afraid so. Is Mere-  -tch the culprit?"  "J must leave that to your conscience,  c*r. The sentiment appears in a biil-  Siant study of society, entitled 'Provi-  cecce ���������and, Mrs. Grundy,' for. which., it  tzetltJe-pageis  to be trusted "  "Ah! I remember now. Please spare  tne. Miss Lindsay. You don't know the  *vj eSects of phrase-making���������It. saps  e. man's-morale .until he has not even a  .sodding acquaintance with the truth.  ���������Ai.d you have taken your revenge."  ��������� "But," really, Mr.: Holland, I trusted-  to your���������-your knowledge of human na-  iL,i-e, shall I say? I was glad, for my.  own fwh1n       '  ��������� "For what, If I'may ask?"  I   "That, 'in man it was an episode." IE  snakes life eo much easier to believe  so."   "Tonwlll-let m������. retract in sackcloth  ashes,  ,rWe were brought up together."  .,  "Like brother and sister?"  I       "Exactly.   Wo quarrel quite as much,  it least."  "Aud make it up, I dare say? But I  am sure the quarrels are not serious.  Apropos, am I forgiven?"  ���������'Was there a crime, Mr. Holland?  Really, I have forgotten."  "We were discussing " .   ~  "George Meredith, was it not?"  "Then 1 am uot lorgiveu for that unfortunate fault of my youth? You are  very hard, vMlss Lindsay. . You have  taught ime tho error of my ways, and  yet you refuse to credit the conver-  tion!   How win I convince you?   i am  auite serious "  "Oh, 1 hope no.t," she said. "It 16 too  warm for anything but frivolity." Ha  reddened a little, and nervously plucked the grass rouud liim. Miss Lindsay  watched him with some curiosity out  of the corners of her eyes; the symptoms were not unknown to her. "Thero  Is a green thing on your coat, Mr. Holland," she went on.  ���������'Thanks." He flicked the insect off.  "1 havo something to say. Miss Lindsay���������a kind of confession. It is stupid;  but I don't quite know how to say it."  "Is it necessary?" sho asked innocently. "I don't like confessions, rM.  fiolland. We are Low Church people." (  "It means a lot to me," 'he continued,  and again thero was silence. Then ho  rose for the second time, perhaps feeling that an upright position conduces  to a proper dignity.  She perceived iher opening, and roso  also. "It rs time we were returning,"  she remarked. ..-**,  "Don't go just yet, Miss Lindsay," ho  pleaded, putting out a hand to detain  her.  "I want you to listen to me for a moment.   I won't keep you if "  But already she was half-hidden by  the shrubbery, and her only answer  was a bewildering smile. He had perforce to follow.  "It seems more crowded than ever,"  she said as they picked their way  through the throng. "Ah! there are  my mother and Capt. Havelock. Shall  we join them?���������I hope you are attending to your duties, Ralph? Mr. Holland and I have been discussing Mere-  ijlth���������and things. Tired, mother? Oh!"  you must be. Mr. Holland, will youi  find any mother a seat somewhere���������  near the band, if you can?   The Hun-  though," he persisted. "It's natural  enough, perhaps���������he's a genius and all  that���������rand of course I'm not. Walt a  minute, Nell! I can't stand this any  longer, and I'm bound to have it out  for good. You were always cleverer  than I was; but you know what l'vo  wished -for ever since I was an uullok-  ed cub at Eton. I wasn't afraid to tell  you then.   You remember, Nell?"  "I remember th.in.kiug that those  lickings���������which you did not get���������might  iiave done you good."  "Well, you dida't say so! And all  the time 1 was stewing in India it was  ���������the same; aud when I was down with  fever iu the'plains 1 kept shouting ona  came���������so the doctor told me."  i "It was in very bad taste," she murmured.  "Oh! Then that fort on the frontier,  ���������with the Wazlr.s howling round���������-and  not five minutes' sleep on end for tear  they shouid rush us���������and the grub  ���������running out���������and the only idea in my  head waa to 6ee it through somehow,  nnd get home to ask you to marry inel  There, Nell, it's out at last!"  She was looking at him now, but  there waa a world of reproach���������and  perhaps something else���������in her eyes.  "You haven't asked me yet!" 6he cried.  "But, Nell���������good heavens!���������you don't  onean to say������������������"  ! And then���������well, In some mysterious  fashion 'he managed to gain possession  of 'her hands, and to say the rest without "words.   As for her:  "You might have seen it, you foolish  iboy!" she said.  \ And that was all." ;'.'���������������  Except that, a little later, she met  air. Holland.  i "I have been looking for you, Miss  ."Lindsay," he said; "I have something  to say. Not going already, surely? . I  may'call to-night, then? I need nott  tell you what it is���������perhaps you can  jjuess���������I���������I hope so."  "I think ic would ibe 'better not to  como, Mr. Holland," she replied, saving  ihini her hand. "I am sorry, but���������will  you oblige -me by considering the episode as closed ? I am engaged to f**apt.  Havelock, and the we'dding is set for  New Year's. Day. <-r>  NEW YEAR.  ERKT, Merry  Christmas, passed  away,  "Happy, Happy Old  Year!" shout today.  Happy, Happy Old  Year, nevermore  Shall we tast������ Oho  pleasure past and  o'er.  A   NEW YEAR'S PARTY;  Daw ������   CliarinB-DUh   Tarty  May   Co oil  Wclili  Hure Jilt.  Gleaming   on the    hill-side,    shining  bright.  Domes the New Year sunshine, golden  light,  When the happy seasons pass aiway,  May there be for us no darker day.  Forth -all people straying,  here    and  there,  Careless, happy greetings ev'rywhero,  ttiere le no repining, all is cheer,  Shout aloud to hall the glad Now Year.  TWO LITTLE REBELS.  %4  i  sf'-r  -id ashes. Miss Lindsay? Honestly, I  fcave some reason to do so. It Is three  years since I wrote that miserable  book.   Can you guese my excuse?"  "It seems to Infer a compliment���������1  ���������omewhere." she said, rather doubt-  ������-dy.  "I am very much In earnest." ha  r.i'd, getting up and standing above  fcer: and he looked it. "I didn't'know  you then. If I had, tbe thins���������call it  an epi-gram If you like���������would never  bare . been written.      How   could it,  ���������fchen ?"  Here the bushes were parted, and %  face���������a tanned, handsome, open face  t\ was, albeit Just now the expression  *as not too pleasant���������showed in the  Interstices. Miss Lindsay nodded  Lrt^htly* ,  fCome In, Ralph," she said. 1  "Very sorry, I'm sure," said the new.  eoaer.   "I dmi't know, Nell "  Then  fc-= disappeared.  .',  Miss Lindsay smiled..  "������������������Cap-t. Havelock seeme���������out ol  r-iris.'' remarked her companion, sitting  ���������iown agali  "Probably he Is looking for my  c-Wber." .said she. "I told him to attend to her."  "He Is a capital fellow," he said in-  ���������������'fferen*.ly. "Done something In In-  ������iia, hasn't he?"  "A small alfalr of outpo3ts," she re-  rlled. In the !>ame tone. Only, perhaps,  5s ths as well that he tvm not studying  a.cr eye3 very-intently at that moment.  "He held a fort somewhere on the frontier for a forLni&ht against a couple of  12i.i7Uss.nd tribesmen, with only a Enro-  -���������**& sergeant and-fifty Sikhs under  ,m; ���������jnI.'Ii*; v.-tis reduced lo thirty  T-yOA-ds of em munition and no provis-  -1 .hb b&fore he wa ic-Ievcd.. It is quite  - common thirfg o\ii there.   He told mo  "'He 13 modest���������as wall an    lucky."  ������������������%& Holland.    "Yon  and  he are. old  -. tends. Mjfi3 Lindsay?"  E������rlans are so good." ���������  "Delighted," i-e replied. Then lower:  "I may see you again before you go,  Miss Lindsay?"  "If you can," she repeated.  She watched them until they were  lest in the crowd, and then deliberately led Capt.iHavelcck back to the little nook. Some girls have no originality.   But it was still empty.  "Better sit down, Ralph," she said,  taking'her old place.  "Thanks; I prefer to stand," he said  stiffly.  "It is a matter of taste���������or ot comfort." She -gave him a swift glance.  "Not up to Simla, is it?"  -.���������Tin .sick of it. Beastly sick. I  haven't had a chance of speaking to  you -all'afternoon, Nell."  "Philanthropy is its own reward,"  lhe said.  ' "It's not- that���������'Mrs.-Lindsay is all  right. But there's that scribbling fellow who's always dangling after you."  "He is very amusing���������and clever."  "Is 'he? He doesn't know one end of  x gun from the other, and I suppose he  thinks that horses -were invented to  drag the Chelsea 'bus���������or wherever he  Btays."  "Why, dear -boy, to be a groom Is not  man's chief end. And you are very  rude.=^Mr.-Hol!and^speaks=-very-nicely-  Of you."  "Confound his Impudence!" and, by  way of relief, he proceeded to kick a  hole in Mrs. Gurdon's turf. "'Look  here, Nell," "he sa^d presently; "I'm  going off to Egypt"  "Indeed! I thought winter wae the  proper season. Won't It be rather,  warm there Just now?"  "That ia. If they'll hare mc," he continued, -paying no heed. "I've volunteered for Dongola, Kitfchener Is going  op to Khartum In the autumn���������at least  [ hope so." i  i "In Cook's boats?   What fun!" I  ' "dt will be���������for Fuzzy and the dervishes. But you might have the decency to say yoii are sorry, Nell. I  mayn't come back, you know."  "So that is -why you told me?" she  asked. "Don't you think It is rathen  crude, Capt. Havelock?" But she was  not looking at him, being engaged In  tracing fancy patterns on the grass,'  Not that lt would have mattered; for  he, on his part, was also regardln-g the  point of the sunshade with apparent  Interest. .    '   ���������  "Oh, I dare say that writing   chap  wduld  have  done  It better,", he saidi  Bavagcly.    "it's  h*is trade.    I suppose  fou mean to marry the beggar, Nell?" i  "His name Is Holland," ������he suggested. |  "I know that.   Tou can see his portrait In any illustrated paper for a six-.  pence.   It's In them all." |  "Which is really no reason why hi  shouldn't be addressed properly. Is It?  t hare some idea that I have seen another -portrait in the same places, w'ith  She letters D.S.O. after tho name."       j  "You need not get nasty.    Besides,*  fou haven't told me If youare engaged'  to hiim."                                                      )  "Well, you see"���������here she ventured:  tnothor glance���������"'he hasn't askod  me  fet."                                                             |  "I  suppose    you will    marry    himj  llol.d.iju  ill Dixie,  ���������Hie Holidays among the old time  "down South nlggeis" was by no means  what we are familiar with at the North,  where fiosty jilir, evergreen . wreaths,  comfortably clad bu,.ness men, elegint.  ly dressed ladies aud anxious and half-  famish od tramps abound.  In the South,'of which we speak, the  observance" of the Holiday of roses and  sunshine and plenty of joyous dancing  ���������in short, a season of supreme delight  to the poorest and the'raggedest "cul-  lerd pussoa" on the plantation.  Your Southern darkey is a supreme  lover ol the Holidays. To him It matters little what the occasion is which  calls him to cease'from labor. A wedding, a baptism or a funeral, or a New  '.Years dinner are alike to him in their  satisfying character; so long as his  emotions are stirred, his sympathy  awakened and his body refreshed without his making the usual exertion. It  Is the materialistic phase of the mld-  "Winter festival which has made it the  most popular of the plantation holidays.  Visions of bountifully spread tables,  ���������gifts for the "111' chaps," Visits from  [the generous, young "mistis," and  'dreams of singing and dancing in tho  Jong twilight, rather than any deep religious significance of the festival, hare  appealed to the negro imagination and  caused to be anticipated with unbounded joy and prepared for with unwonted  diligence.  The joyous preparations for the midwinter festival w^ere never confined to  the Great House:  "CJnc' Mose, am yoh cabin all splo  an' span?" "Llndy, hab yoh done finish all yoah patch.n'?" were familiar  rreetings  among  tbe darkles on any  well-to-do plantation.    And they were  zz.ereetinss^possesslngsa^slgnlflcance^be-  yond  Interest and mere curiosity.  This system of annual cleaning and  patching was the outgrowth of a superstition that a thrifty ending of the old  year was absolutely necessary in order  to j^void the various assortment of  "hobdeos" that otherwise were prepared to descend upon the plantation during the coming year. If before 'he  dawn of New Year's Day the eab'ni  were scrupulously clean and every g;ir-i  mont washed and patched, no.power of j  evil could reach them; even the s'jfht  of a red flannel heart or a tiny clo-.h  human figure, stuck fu'l of ntedies and  placed on the very, door.illl, need no  longer bring terror to their hearts.  This general uudo'ng of the hoodoos  was usually followd by the decorations  of the cabins. Great branches of fruit  trees were brought In, which were dipped in water and sprinkled with flour  and glittering powdtir, and then placed  over the door and windows and oyer  tho chimney-place'!'"A.-, touch of color  was -given the 'garniture by the hu^a  bunches of mistletoe/which, although  with negroes It-has lost its oscillatory  significance, is still n signal for much  irompliig and shouting among tho  young folks. .���������-  was the last night ol  the dying year, and  "Ole   S'herman's"  Yankees   were but a  few miles from  our  home    in     Georgia.  We heard the beating of the drums, the  prancing horses  and  "Dooming of cannon.  I sat up in bed, and  rubbed     my      eyes.  There on the floor lay our black Mammy Venus, wrapped in her patchworlc  tuLlt, and beside tne lay little sister;.  It was no dream, for through the open  window, along with the perfume of the  ftrange (blossoms, came those strange  rounds, nearer and nearer.  Mammy's black head advanced from  uider her quilt like a cautious terrapin.  "What Is it, mammy?" I asked, and I  began to tremble.  "Oh, my honeys!" cried mammy,  teikCng little sister and me both into  the shelter of the patchwork counterpane, "don't git skeerad nohow; no  Yankees, not Marse Lincoln 'he-self, kin -  tek yo' f'um yo" mammy, an" yo' mammy f um yo'."  "The Yankees!" I gasped; "have they  come Teally and truly?" and immediately I began to wonder if I dared tiptoe to tihe window to get a peep at the  terrible and interesting creatures.  "Would Uiat noise kill me if 'I looked out of tlie window, mammy?" I asked at last.  "Tp >be course It -would," answered  little sister, shuddering.  "Well!" said mammy, " "pears to mo  like you better not; It's right resky  foolln' wld Marse Sherman, and daft  him, fo' shore. I steddy, an' II steddy,  an' 'peajs' like I can't mek It out no-<  how. Talk *T>out free! 'pears like dee  Yankees can't know dat nuttin' is so  no-count as a free ibawn nigger."  "A band!" I cried; and forgetting our  fears all three rushed pell-mell to the  windows. As the tramp, tramp, tramp,  came nearer, and the front ranks came  Into sight, little sister set up a dismal  wail: "Dey is only men, and not real  and true Yankees at all/' she said.,  "Tihey are real enough," said poor  mamma, w-ho had come hurrying, in,  and she made us close all the'shutters,  and although she let us peep through  the 'blinds, she -would not look again,  even when we entreated her to point  out "Ole Sherman."  "Yes," sniffed mammy, "dey is a play-  In' 'When dis cruel wah is over,' and  dey Is a-doin' it dey-self all de time!"  As we sat around the drawing room  Ere that afternoon, the door .wasthrown  open wiith a flourish, and Cyrus announced: "Gineral Sherman, Missus!"  My mother wont forward to greet her  .visitor, -with youngsters clinging in  moTtal terror to her gown, for that  name was more frightful to us than  ^Bluebeard," or "IIop-o'-mj--Thumb's"  ogre, or "Red Riding-hood's" wolf, all  rolled into one.  Mamma put her hand behind her and,  drew me forward, 6ayir,g: "General  here is a young person who is very anxious to see 'Ole Sherman." "  "I declare, mamma, I didn't say it."  I began, trembling like an aspen leaf;  " 'twas mammy or little sister "  "No! no! I cross my heart I "never  did," sobbed little sister miserably.'  Our dreadful visitor looked from one  culprit to the other, from under his  bushy eyebrows, and then���������he did not  Kit our heads off with his great sword,  is I fully expected him to do; he laughed! oh, so long and loud I  He_took jratty little, s'ster. on_ hla  "In most of our entertainments nowadays," says a writer in Demorests,  'there is less of informality than there  nsed to the, and for this wo should be  ���������iuly grateful. In the old days, when  we called every man "sir" and every  tvoman "madame," Interpolating bows  with all of our remarks, there was, to  oe sure, a grand air to our intercourse;  but it was stiff in its stateliness, and  not infrequently dull and heavy. In,  this formality, however, there was a  safeguard againSI those dangerous ln-  timaci'es which bring us so close together that we get of one another tihat  kind of knowledge which prevents a  man from-being a hero to his valet.,  But where young people are well  echooled In the arts of GOcial Intercourse, they can meet together with  much freedom, and snatch from the  passing days many happy hours of  harmless enjoyment. For such as theso  there can bo no pleasanler party than  one where the chafing-dish Is the centre  of attraction.  To a cunning cook the chafing-dish  Is an instrument upon which may bo  played many gastronomic tunes.   Oysters may be cooked in   many styles;  lobsters also may be stewed and served  In that favorite fashion known as "a la  Newburgh,"  but  probably  the  Welsh  rarebit is the thing that amateurs most  enjoy attempting on the chafing-dish.  Suppose the chafing-dish party consists of six persons,���������and that by thft  way Is a very good size for such an entertainment,���������-you "will want two and a  half pounds of fresh American cheese,  one-third of a pound ot   fresh   butter,  some Bass's ale. Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard.   These  are the ingredients.   Cut the'cheese into email pieces," the butter also.   Put  one-tih'ird of the ibutter on the bottom  of the chafing-dish and then throw In  the cheese; place the remainder of the  butter on top of the cheese, and then  light the wicks of   the lamps.     When  the\ butter and cheese begin to melt;  pour Into the dish one-third of a tea-  cupful of ale.    As scon as the cheese  Is sufficiently meltud, -begin to stir lt  and never stop stirring it till It le served.   When the cheese is nearly melted,  add another one-third tcacupful of alo;  add also one tablespoonful of Worcestershire sauce and half a teaspoonful  of Tabasco sauce; add also a little mustard and keep on stirring.   When the  cheese has become eo smooth that it  falls out of Ihe spoon like cream and  Is not In the least stringy, it Is ready  to serve.   In the meantime another of  the party or a servant unust have prepared six slices of toast and buttered  them.   Put the cheese, prepared as directed, over a piece of toast on a warm  plate and cat at once as the rarebit, or  rabbit,  -will  spoil  more quickly than  any other manufactured thing in all the  ���������world.  It may he said that a Welsh rarebit,  or rabbit���������we wish some authority  ���������would settle the question as to which  the dish should be called���������prepared ao**  cording to the above directions, can be  eaten -with entire freedom by anybody  in the "world not cursed by confirmed  dyspepsia. But one of these Is enough  In one evening. , ^  CHANGING CUSTOMS.  Row Tears Not So   Generally   Obierred  Now.  To the good old Holland Dutch people of the New Netherlands we are Indebted for many of the customs -which  made the observance of New Year"������  Day so interesting 'in the days 'hat  have gone. One of these was the keeping of open houso on that day, and the  iicrupulous fidelity'-with which evory  "gentleman" called upou all his lady;  triends upon that day.  Probably an important factor In destroying this custom has been tlio temperance agltnl.'oa and tho constantly  growing sentiment against the use of  Btiong drink. There are very few luuu  strong enough to resist a social glass  when presented by the 'hand of a lady  who moves Iu the beat of society, and  whou to decline makes nh awkward  pause in the ceremonies, and attracts  the attention of all present.  For this reason, the better sentiment  among Christian people has frowned  upon the use of wine or strong drinln  Dn New Years -and this frowning is  gradually displacing the custom of New  dear's calls.  ���������But among the older residents, es-  Matnly *i������boat**P*iOple.  A country parson in England lately  went to preach in'an old, remote paii^h,  one_ Sunday, when the aged soxton, In  taking him to the place, insinuatingly  said: "I hope your riv'rencc won't miitii"  preacliin* from tlio cliancel; ye see, thta  is a quiet place, and I've got a duck sit-  tni' on fourteen egga in the pulpit."  At a London dinner, General llovaco  Porter wns once referred to by the chairman in the following, way: "Wc have  hern to-night General Horace roller, und  I call upon him for a speech; the gentleman is like a slot-iiiiieliimi: yon put in  a dinner nnd out comes a speech." Tho  witty general roso, nnd replied with a  quick lire of satire: "The chairman has  thought fit to liken me to u slot-ma-  chinej_niny I return the compliment, and  siy Mint he is like one also? lie puts in  a speech, nnd up comes.your dinner."  WlionCnrdin.il Manning -\vns rector of  Lovington ho.went to visit n parishioner,  a widow sovonty-llvo years of ago, who  had ten children, of whom nil 1ml, one  daughter hnd married ami left her. This  daughter also, was about to be married.  The old Indy would then be'quite alone.  "Dame, you must feel it lonely now, after having had so Inrge n family," said  tho C'nidiiiiil,.sYiiip!ithctically. "Yes, sir,"  she said, "I do feci it lonesome.- I've  brought up a long family, nnd hero I am,  living alone.'  An'  i  misses  'cm  and  I  S^ir  Waiting to Receive Callers.    ^  pecially of New York, this good, old  tuslom will not be permitted to die out.  There is no reason why it should not  be-preserved. -when divorced from those  conditions which make lt objectionable.  Tbe social spirit ought to exist without  being stimulated. No one questions the  fact that true friendships, as firm and  loyal as ever -were known exist to-day,  and the expression of this friendship  does not require either the social glass  or the intoxicating cup. And if any  one inclined to look upon the decline  of the custom of New Year's calling us.  & bad indication, they will certainly  agree that the evil which was its constant attendant has been greatly curtailed.  ���������Fifty years ag& there was no temperance sentiment to lift" its note of  protest. To-day, that sentiment is  strong and has been as said a potent  factor in modifying a custom which  cannot -be upheld and justified by. the  best sentiment of the community. '      ,  knee, and kissed her, and said" he had  letters In his pocket for mamma, and  isked for some sugar for U3, to cheer us  sp a bit. There was no sugar, nor had  there been any tv many months; so  Ber.eral Sherman tSId us tn come to his  headquarters next day and he would  five us all we could eat.  ���������W������ got our sugar (brown by choice),  :o nice pas'.e..e-ard boxes marked "CnL  {ate's Soap," and what else do you  ibink we got?  ���������A New Year's box. perhape lt came  it'rnJg'ht from Sa;ica. Claus, a weolc  a'.e, whom General br.e man met on hl3  .'March to the Sea," else how could ho  fcave got lt for us?  ' Ae we skipped joyfully home we said  ������rlth conviction:  ;Tou see,   mammy,    you were   all  . irrong.    'Ole Sherman' Is not a 'Yankee.' after all."���������E. G. Parker, in Wide  twake.  *v* -  On   a IN  w Yrnr.  Make tnou this coming year new ���������.*������  me, blessed Father, or lt will be only  the same as the old year.    Renew td  my faith thy promises, and renew my  courage to seize them.   Quicken wlthm  me the consciousness of thy presence.  Let thy Spirit of- great joy drive from  my soul its oldtime fears.   They shall  not dwell with me to befoul this sweet  new year.   Through its days I will carry, dear Father, the 6turdy bearing of  one upheld by the Infinite.   I will walk  straight onward, thy hand leading me.  I will look men frankly in the face,  thine eyes seeing me.    I will sing. I  will laugih, I .will rejoice through the  year,   the joy of   the Lord   being my.  strength.   Draw close aboufme, if it be  thy pleasure, the curtain of the future,  60 that I may not see 'beyond the encompassing day.   It "Is thy future, and  ���������behind those dense folds are thine upholding arms.   It will draw back before  me,as I move courageously onward, disclosing at each step new proofs of thy  ���������wisdom and love.    No evil will befall  me, for tihou wilt befall me.   I do not  esk  thee    for more  light,    or    more  strength or more Joy; I ask thee boldly  for thyself.   Father, through whom the  new year cornea, O come through It.to  me.   My spirit burns within me for the  vision of thee.   I long to ibe  freed from  Uin frets of worldliness into the liberty  of^t'he^world.ithe^mastei-y^of.sense^and.  of time that thou canst give.   I long  to know thee, that I may know myself and others.   Live thou in me, blessed Lord.    Then alone shall I rightly  live in thy new year. .-'������������������>  t'������ Holiday Vacation.  w  ���������jf  Swr.ar'.ng OTt������  -*"-'-/*���������-  I  Tim   **?#���������-.*/ V<*ni-H  Callrr.  "I didn't want to kefip you waiting,  ���������������Tr. West-end, so I came down just aa  I wan,"'said Miss Darlington, sweetly,  as she entered the parlor.  "Oh, what a whopper!" .exclaimed  her small ibrother. "You know you  only had on������������������"  And then Tommy was violently hustled out of the zoom.  Biltliratrcl.  Van Ishe���������Woll, old man, did you  greet the New Year with tho proper  Bplrlt. In your heart?  Ten Broke���������Yes, the doctor said it  had soaked in almost everywhere.  *Witb tlio now year I am resolved���������'  Friend���������I suppose your houne will  contain plenty of evergreen to begin  the new year.  Paturfarntllas���������Don't know. All I'm  sure of Is that lt will not contain much  long green . ���������'������������������,-..���������.������������������"  -.    Lot-ill In**-  for Him.  .  Farmer HI I tern strodo up to the ne-  (*ro cabin with a whip In his hand and  a scowl on h!3 brow,  "Where'd yAu git that air turkey?"  lift demanded/pointing to one that lay  on tho tal/Io.. - ��������� ���������',  "I knows," voluntcsrod little George'  ���������Washington Snowball. . "Pa done  brought hit."  "Huh!" grunted the farmer, grasping  tho whip more firmly. "He's just tho  man 1 want to see.  In TUnlclM)*- flei'ilul lon*t n-munrilinr Thn%  ���������Married people live longer then the  ���������nr.marrled, the temperate and Industrious hniger than tho gluttonous'; antv  idle, nnd civilized nations longer than  ll-e uncivilized. Tall persons enjoy a  greater longevity than short ones.  Holiday Slioppliifir*   '  There is something particularly exhilarating about holiday shopping.  Whether It is the uncertainty about  getting your share of the bargains that  are going at, apparently, such a ridiculously low price, or whether it is on  account of the bargains themselves,  because they are bargains,- It' is hard)  to say, but, the pasuine, though there  Is veritable labor in it, is unmistakably  exciting. The woman, who is a bora  Bhopper enjoys every detail, and bargain days are red-letter days to her.  You see you drift into one of the 1 \ gi  stores whose departments are almost  numberless, and whose attractions baffle description; and' their knack of oa-*  tering not only to the desire, but to  the eye, is a veritable gift passing tho  understanding.  You gpi -in thinking to purchase a  gown-pattern, .but in order to reach,  that department you must pass hy  where all the latest novelties in veilings are displayed, and you stop juss  to'take one little look, and���������are lost;  no woman, It is said, is created sufficiently plain to be past the pleasing delusion ��������� that the fascinations and coquetries of beautitul veilings will lend  her beauty. You are enchanted. You  have fanciful visions of yourself in  the privacy of your dressing-room before the glass, trying the effect of that  hit of film. You already see the delicate tints of your complexion intensified into actual beauty. It will deepen the rosein your cheeks and of your  lips; besides it will look so stylish!  "With that last new bat that is the most  "becoming thing you ever had; and so,  of course, you buy lt, determined to  shut your eyes to everything else until  after you have bought the cloth foi*  that gown, for you have not a great  deal-of moneyTtospond,-.bat before-yon  know It you are in'the lace department  looking at point de Vcnlse, and you  remember that exquisite dinner set  that was among your wedding presents, and fall to thinking about point  de Venlse medallons in a damask tablecloth wi.h your mtnogram, and napk ns  to match, and you hesitate.   -..-.',  Then the cute little boleros of real  Inco that you can't possibly afford, but  which you sigh over, and finally drop  reluctantly to take up some black chiffon with daphnes with golden hearts  embroidered upon it, and that sells for  '"only" $50 per, yard. You: have never  owned a bit.of real lace,in your life,  and you remember this fact with a-feel-  Ing of actual humiliation as you (lit  from chiffon to laces again, and stand  entranced over a most exquisite pat-  torn that would make a perfectly be-  ���������tvilderlng dream of a jabot, or a lovelyfinish for your new cravotte.  Your mind-reverta to the heroine In  the last novel you 'read, whose sovereignty over men, and the ease with)  which she made conquests must have  been due to the Spaniuh lace she wore  over magnificent amber brocade, and  itho famous parure of 'diamonds sho  wore with 'it, and the'necklace oT diamonds that clasped the snow-white  throat, and-vthe - boquet of white  daphnes :wlth"goldcn'hear.tB, and you"  don't wonder that she was-surrounded by princes and dukes, -each struggling for a look and a smile. But. had  she vinly had a gown of this chiffon  wrought with the golden-hearted daphnes, what gift might not the gods have  offered her I  I tell you It Is of no use for a woman to pray io bo delivered from  temptation and. then deliberately start  out for a day's shopping with uot an  hundredth part money enough to satisfy what of the latPFt PariHlau novelties the heart lustcth after; it Is aljso-  lulelv ftorine in the face of Prov'dtuce!  wants 'em;  but _' misens 'em more than  I wants 'cm."  Some years ago, w'icn the present  Queen of England wns Princess of Wales  and her children were very small; they  Were staying at a quiet waterihg-pkee,  and one dny on returning:from'"*.'short  sail, one of the little princesses was  walking up the plank. An old sailor instinctively said: "Take care, little lady!"  The child drew herself upjliaughtily and  said: "I'm not a lady, I'm a princess!"  Tho Princess of Wales, who overheard  the kindly injunction and the rather ill-  bred reply, said quickly, f'Tcll the good  sailor you are not ai little lady yet, but  you hope to bo some .day.'''  At a dinner recently, Arclibishop-cleot  John M. Jarley of New. York related tha  following incident: "It was shortly after  .1 had been made Vicar-General or Mon-  signor���������I do not remember which���������when  au aged Irishwoman encountered me on  the street.   She was a good old soul, and  had been a member of oiir parish church  for years.   Grasping me by the hand, sho  remarked: 'Oh, lather, aild'sure the Lord  bless you; I hear thoy gave you a rise.'  1 replied that her information was correct.     'Well,'   she  responded,   'an'   I'm  pleased for that;  it's yourself that do-.  serves the rise.' 'I thanked thc good woman sincerely'and-was about to leave  her, when, still holding my hand, she remarked: 'And alll'hope'is that tho next  rise they give you will.be to heaven.'"  .   It is customary-in the cheaper classes  of German inns to substitute chicory for  coffee.    Prince  Bismarck  was awaro of  this, so one day when he-came to a small  inn, after a long journey,' lie sat down  and called the innkeeper to him.   "Havo  you any chicory?" said he. ��������� "Yes, sir,"  returned the innkeeper.   "Well, bring all   '  you have here to mel" ordered Bismarck,  llio innkeeper was gone a few-minutes,  and returned with "an immense armful of  chicory.    "Is   this  all. the' chicory  you  havo  in- the  house?" asked'   Bismarck.  '������������������7es~l'". ,  ftVell,.'then/'said Bismarck,.  , leave this chicory licre'andi make me a  -cup of coffee,". .*'     ..  M. Gravy, when President of .France,  on one occasion extricated himself from ���������  a preaicainent with wonderful presence  of mind. He wns being conducted around' '  the feiilon by an eininent'-artist,'when he  saw a painting which displeased' him.  \Vhat a daub!" he exclaimed* "whose  is it?" "That picture, M. lo President,"  said his cicerone, "it is-my own work."  "Ah! "said" the President, without any  sign of embarrassment at his awkward  mistake, !'in our country, when wo particularly wish lo purchase a thing, we  always begin by running il down;'? and,  true to his part, he purchased llie'-'offond-  mg painting there and then.  The  Belfast   magistrates  having    announced thnt they would inflict a line of  forty shillings on any person expressing"  in public too warm a regard for the future slate-of any political antagonist, a  policeman came upon an Orangeman lying in dignified ease in  the gutter and ���������  muttering "To ���������^ ," "To ." Apparently 'he  could get no further than  tlie. nn me of the destination .to which he  desired  to  consign   somebody   or something, so tiie constable, with a "case" in  view, endeavored lo help him out.   "To  where with whom ?" ho enquired, bending ,  over the Orangeman.   But the northern  caution  asserted  itself. . Rising  into  a  sitting  posture,   the   Orangeman' gazed  Upon  tho olKcor.    "Finish it yourself,''  he said; "it's too expensive for me."  "All good newspaper men, from great  editors down"to rural correspondents, are .  -proud-of-theii'-profc9sioiir although" not'   all sit a3 secure as John Black, for many  years the chief of the London "Morning  Chronicle."    Black   supported   the   Melbourne administration in his paper, yot  he never asked  a  favor of any  of  the  Ministers,    On   one occasion  Lmd-Mel-.  bourne said* to him:  "You arc tlie only ���������;  man. in England .who-.forgets* that I am-  Prima .Minister."    "How so, my lord?" :  enquired Black,, supposing  that he-.had ;  been' inadvertently, disrespectful.;..:' '.'Be- ',  cause," replied^ Melbourne, "you are the  only man I know who never risks a favor  of inc."   "I have no favor to auk," said'  Black, quietly.* "L hnve no favor to-ask  anyone in  the  world!    "YOu  aie  Prime'  Minister of iSnglnnd, but I am editor of  tho 'Morning Cnionicle,' and 1 would not  change places with the 'proudest man in  England��������� not even, my, lord,.with' you."  Oriental Circumlocution.  According to a writer in'the "Stampa,"  of Turin, the Sultan of Turkey insist*  that every-ruler or political personage  should die a natural death. Other manners of death aie not "recognized"! officially by Nischan Kflendi,--the. censor.  When King Humbert was assassinated  at Monz.-i, the Turki-di newspapers an-,,  nounced this sad event in the following  form: "King Humbert' left the ,hall  amidst the frenetic cheers of the people. ..  Thc king, much affected, bowed several  times, and to all appearance was immediately dead.'' When the lute Shah of  Pcisia was assassinated the Turkish papers said: "In the afternoon tho.Shah  drove to his summer place,, and ��������� there ,  complained of illness. His corpse was '  sent to Tehoian." One paper, however,  excelled all the others in "simplifying"  the piece of news by publishing this absurdity: "The Shah felt a little ill, but  finally his corpse returned to thc palace."  'nils' phrase was too much even for. the"  Turks, who have retained it to this day'  as one of their proverbs.    .  wJi^^sjjF?  'iil-tl-?>;������;v.-v---'"t��������� -..-..--���������'-*���������'������������������ -----   tuxai* t^-.y.-G-fj*^-.'.-'--'-'^rjv)r^i*-^-^.-c.->i-*>*'--*T*.������ rn  /  *>/>  j  there wore twenty ten-pound, six uve  peund notes���������two hundred and thirty  jMuads in ������1L Macaire was certain not  to kave taken the numbers, he had never  fees 'known,, to do such a thing, one  mmttacy flowe'd like waiter through hi*  haada. In all probability he was nol  ���������ware how much this fat roll contained  If several notes were abstracted h<  wauld not be the wiser; or'even if ho die  dieoover his loss, after leaving the mone\  lying out on his desk, he would nol  now whom to blame. One of the hote  ���������errant* would be suspected; but it  would be unfair, in such circumstances.  to make an accusation.  Feeling faint and sick, Dick selected  five ten-pound notes, huddled them awaj  in Us pocket, and pushed the roll bacl  into the place whero it had lain.. Luck  iiy ke had finished the letters first, foi  it .weuld now have:been impossible foi  him to have concentrated his ihind upon  writing a single line.  He had taken the first step;: now. foi  the second. And; hurrying out,- he wen ���������  to the Casino, hoping to find there tin  purchaser of the jewel, who had seemcc'  to ke e keen gambler, and had said thai  ake was an "old habituee of "Monte Car  lo."      *-  To his joy he presently spied her, ab  carted in the game. His heart leaped u-  as'ke saw on the table beside, her win  sings the sphinx's head, evidently in usi  a* a fetich.  He tried to speak, but she motioned  "Mm away; she was not to be interrupt  ai. Again and again he implored hei  ���������tteation for a moment, but she flashed  out at him in angry French that she  would complain; she would have him re  moved if he disturbed her.  She was quite capable of keeping hei  "������������������ror-L and, fearing a scene, Dick was  forced to wait upon ..her convenience.  Time dragged on-whihThe despaired;  Hat at last madame was, satisfied, and  thought, perhaps, of her dinner. Gathering up her winnings, which were considerable, she turned from the table and to  Dick. She was a: different woman how���������  ���������oft and agreeable in manner'as if she  . had never threatened vengeance. What  was! it that monsieur wanted? Had he  another jewel to sell?  Dick explained that his desire was to  the  contrary  effect.    But  at  the  first  words the hard, painted face grew harder.    The lady was sorry that monsieur  regretted disposing of the fetich, but she  could not think of giving it up.. Already  lt had brought her great luck.   No, there  was no price he' could name' for which  .she would change her mind.  '.The'unhappy young-man poured aigu-  ments upon her; he had reason to bc-  - lieve the jewel had been stolen by.the  person who gave it to him; there would  t    Dick's eyes, strained and biuvus-iuv ������������������.  his agony, grew bright.  ,   .  "Tell.me what it is and I'll do.it���������I'll  do anything."  "It's not for you to do. I'll give you  time to write home and get an answei  by telegraph. If Winifred Gray cares  chough for her brother to save him, she  can."  ��������� "Ydu want her to intercede for me?"  "I want her to buy you off."  Dick grew pale.   "You mean " - " '  "I mean this. Two weeks from to-day  1 intend to be in London. I give a din  ner on that night at nine o'clock to  friends at my house. If she telegraphs  you that she consents to come to that  dinner you can go to England with me i  l'ree ./man. No one but ourselves need  know what has happened:- If she refuses you go to jail, ������,iid I stay on only  long enough to see. you' through the-  court, and make sure'you get the sentence you merit. Then I-go and leave  you to think over, your ingratitude in  prison."  "Oh, if that is all," cried Dick, "she  would do that, and more, for mc, I know  ���������for mother's sake, if not mine.-' But it  is so strange that you should wish "  "That's my affair and hers," broke in  Macaire.'. "Write .now; tell her what  you have done, .and what I mean, to do  Tell'her I will-only wait to not until shi  wires her answer. ��������� Whether.you are disgraced- for life, as you richly deserve' tc  be, or whether you are spared, depend.-  untirely upon her decision.- Sit down  now and write. Make this clear to her  And when you have written your, letter  I will read it." -  Dick- half fell into the chair at thc  desk to which Macaire pointed, and  taking up a pen'with fingeis tliat shook  almost too much to hold it, he began to  write. As he wrote, bowing his face ovei'  his task, a.tear or two fell on the letter  raising round blisters on the thick,  creamy paper. He had always had the  gift of writing, and now, after the first  effort of'beginning, he became eloquent  impassioned, in his appeal. . He paintci'  a terrible picture of his future as it  would;be if Winifred failed him, and he  strove to show what a small thing, aftoi  all, was exacted of her by thc eccentric  whim. of; Lionel Macaire.  When he had sigucd himself her repentant and distracted  brother, loving  ber, hoping alone in her, while on thc  . verge' of madness, ho gave the letter to  -Macaire, who read it slowly.  "Tliat will do," the latter pronounced  nt last... "She will get this the day after  to-morrow. -"The same day you ought to  -receive her-telegram.    Meantime,, I .advise you to have' an illness and keep to  got Ins money, and as for that wrcteheii  bauble, who would have dreamed, with  all the jewelry which he throws about,  that he cared a rap for it? But oh, von  Zellheim, if there was any way of getting the thing again. You used to be  friendly with Winnie. You'd take some  trouble for her sake still, perhaps,  though she's treated you so badly, if  only to show that you don't bear malice.  You're such a good-looking chap, and  have such a way with you, that you can-  do anything witli women. For Heaven's sake try to see this old hag who  made a fool of me, and get the moonstone Sphinx's head "  "What!" exclaimed Newcome, with a  sudden start. "Macairo's jewel���������that  you sold���������is it a blue moonstone carved  into a Sphinx's head, with a gold screw  underneath, engraved with the initials  'F.E.Z.r"  "You've seen it, then?'.' cried Diek.  "No; but I'd give much to see it.  Have I described it rightly?"  "It's' exact. The screw with the initials in little letters at the top is iu  my pocket. The she-fiend didn't care for  it."  "Let me look," said' Newcome. "And  I'll promise you to get that Sphinx's  head if I move Heaven and earth to do  it." -'���������'���������..  .."Heaven bless you!" ejaculated Dick.  - ,?J hope it will. But it's a selfish wish.  I came to England to find the man who  had. that Sphinx's head. I came from  England to Monte Carlo to.see if Lionel  Macaire was that man."  CHAPTER XXXIV.  The Quest of the Moonstone.  : Half an hour after-knocking at the  door of Dick Gray's room, Hope New-  oome went out "again. Dick had been  instructed ,not to mention his-arrival.  Downstairs the name: of the- gentleman  who had enquired for Mr. .Richard Gray  of Macaire's party was not known.  Those few'words of Dick's���������the allusion to the Sphinx's head���������had sent  flashes of lightning through Newcome's  veins. The mission -which had brought  him through strange vicissitudes and  over many thousands of miles had  seemed no further'advanced, though for  months his whole life had been given to  it. Then, one day, a man had begged of  him in Park lane near Lionel Macaire's  house, and Newcome hud given the man  half a sovereign because he was an American, speaking with a strong Western  accent. And the beggar, who was grateful and loquacious,.began telling him a  queer, rambling story.  For very few cars would it have struck  keynote; the narrator himself knew  your room.  "You will allow me to do that?" Dick  "stammered.     ,  /'Till the wire^, comes;  then we shall  I see.    But I warn you, there is no use  le trouble  for mad.ime.    But Madame!   -f*:-. P" t  "'-", ���������,uu,".i,'TVii'n"'*i"h'������ ST  ��������� would risk it, so she replied with a smile,    tl*;nkmg;of-giving me the slip.   The  in  and the glint in her eyes caused Dick to'' 7.al\d ���������X\ be wta+tchM *���������,Tn^l���������������l  regret this lost suggestion. He feared . tha*: And an *l.ttenlPt woul.d only/make  that she might leave Monte Carlo. j mlj"er8 ^V" yo"-}n.S2^i -������M  Nothing that ho could sav would move ��������� J^*% ���������U ^ ������������ S alteraPV said  her, and she airily remarked that if mon- I Dl-?������* -1 Promlse- .,,. , ���������. ., .  sieur persecuted her by following to her    T~J.rac?lre Blieered 5* *������"���������     As.,th������uSh  hotel she .would certainly appeal to the * ld **��������������� ?������!V uTd *f "' w������f*8 ������-  police -       '    eL   - pcnedl      I Shall have more than your  Dick was in a worse plight than be- Pr0mi5? t0 d������Pfd ������?,' ELS0?'i!*!? 1*������"  fore, for now he .was doublf a thief and ' ������-5 J������������lf *" ������������ kennc1' Lke the  a failure. He determined that he would ] wh}W?$ t?SJZi IV���������* Hnrflimr 5n w.  replace the money; he had taken, since,' tJ^^'^TS^S^S^^i  avenge this last insult; but hjs hand fell  even as it clenched for lifting. Tlie aw-,  ful look'in Macaire's marred face cowed  it had not availed his purpose, and  would concoct the best story he could  about the loss of the moonstone, saying  that he had not confessed at first, hoping to find it.  By this time Macaire and his guests  would be dining, for Dick ,wns >very late.  Feeling certain of this, he went straight  to the millionaire's sitting-room, which  was apparently deserted and in semi-  darkness. " " ' ' " "  but as  night was  Dick stepped'softly into the room, and  groping his way to the desk which was  near, the window,-felt for the  roll of  him as if, indeed, he had been a whipped  'dog. ���������-'     '-     '��������� '  Turning without'   another    word, he  went to his room, Mncaire following as  far as the first threshold to watch him  down the passage.    " ^  In  quietness  and darkness,  with  his  triple necklace'of jewels against the blue  velvet and gauze of sea and sky. If lie  chose���������and dared���������he might throw liini-  jbank-nptes, upon which���������if it was in ttio ' self headlong out, and all would be end  - BlftSe: !*���������? ?>8d first seen and left ft���������he    cd.   But no, he would not do that.   Ho  - knew exactly where to put his hand. " did not wish to die, leaving such a lega-  But.suddenly the room'was flooded with "ey'of shame to liis mother, forwhom he  electric light; and, dazzled and blinking, longed now with a "hoy's homesick long-  Dick, saw Macaire standing with a finger. ' ing/ She loved him dearly stillj.in spite  and thumb .still on   he electric button    pf all, and there wa3 nothing she could  ��������� which.-he-had-just-rti'-ncdr��������� ���������<--���������"r-hbtnCorgiveTVThat' was~"the way with  On tho man's hide is face was a look , mothers. And Winifred would rescue  which Dick had ne jr seen before���������a him���������Winifred, who had been partly  look that-was fiendi i. "right about Macaire, after all.  "I was right, the you are a thief,��������� . As he stood gazing miserably out upon  he saifl. "You who..' I have made my, the crowds of light-hearted people, whoso  friend.   You have stolen my. money."-      '-merriment mocked  him, there came a'  .*-.,,'..       . .        quick knock nt the door.   Dick went to  Dick could not speak.    His lips fell    apart, his eyes stared.  "Whcn/I went out this afternoon I left  on this desk a roll of bank-notes which  I intended to'devote to a certain piir-  >os*e," Macaire went.on. "There were  two hundred and thirty pounds exactly.  ��������� I had not been gone an hour when I re*  asemhered'the money, and where I had  put it. I should "have" thought it was  _Bafe, as I knew you would be writing let-  ~ tura at the desk; had I not heard while 1  was out a thing which gave me a shock  and opened my eyes. You told me that  you had taken my moonstone to a jew- !  eler*s. but a* friend of mine who knew  what it was like saw it at the Casino in  the hands of a Frenchwoman, who was  using it for luck. Knowing that I valued the thing, he" asked the woman ��������� ������j-*0> j jjttvcn*t Been him yet. Tm  where she got it, and was informed that ������ugt il0m tho train���������straight from Lon-  she had bought it last night of a young **on j asUed for the number of your  Eughshman.who wanted monoy for thc room for j wantcd a talk with you be-  fXa}������ ,.N,oyf' Gray' wh0t ha,YD you t0 Slly . fore I saw anybody else. You look rather  .A   -JT ,.   . , ~  ,  ",   i queer,   I hope you aren't ill, or have had  "I���������I���������  stammered Dick, like a sohool- , gaj nowa tlom home." j-  bcy arraigned by the master, "I moan<  i     Tllora  wa3 aomethiiig so strong and  " te tell you.   It was dono in a moment * dependable  in' the  personality  of  this  of uapulflo. . j tafif daj-j young ma,, in travelling dress,  ^A moment of impulse I sneered Ma- I ^^ j)-lc\r}B mi3er.iblp, homesick heart  coirs. And it was in a moment of mi- ! weBt out to him. The need of confes-  pulse that you took fifty pounds from . ^oa tiw acsperato longing tor someone  Che reU of uwney on my* dosk, reiving io stond j^ ftjond, broke down thc baron my carelessness, or wennfo*g perhaps    rlers of (dlaluoa vanity which would havo  it and listened for a few seconds, expecting he scaicely knew whut; then in a  low voice he demanded who was there.  "It's i-^von Zellheim'," came the answer; and with a hopeful leap of tha  heart Dick unlocked the door.  "Thank Heaven you're here!" he ex*  claimed when Hope Newcome-was with  him and'the key_ turned again...  'It was dark iu the room, but Dick  turned ori the light, and Newcome uttered an ejaculation at sight of tha  yoim*zor man's face.  "Why,'.what's tlio' matter?" he asked.  "Haven't you heard anything from  Mncaire I" ,.  a  Keynote;   wo umia.������.   .���������-   -  not the value of his utterances, still less  of his silence, or he would not have been  begging in the sticet, because the person from whom he had expected a gift  was absent. But Fate had oidained that  his tongue should mnke music in the  ear which could understand.  Newcome took the man to a restaurant and gave him a meal, much as Macaire had done with him nearly five  months .ago in Brighton. Indeed, the  thought of that occasion was printed-in  strong black and white upon his mind.  In the midst of tlie^ wild elation, for  which he could have shouted aloud, there  was loathing of the memory that he had  broken bread with Macaire not once, but  many times. He was living on money  which came to him from Macaire, also;  and if it had not been for the secret  which had darkened his life since boyhood, this reflection would .have' half-  maddeucd him���������believing what lie had  begun to believe of the millionaire.  But with the knowledge of that secret  before him, tlie money became far moro  than ever his own. It never had been  Macaire's. He now'.had a right to it,  every penny���������and more, which he might,  but did not mean, to claim.  Withdut'letting' the loquacious beggar  guess that he was a person of importance, Newcome offered ,to support his  countryman until he could get - work.  Tho shabby American ,was to be paid a  pound nt the end "of every week���������this, of  course, rendering it necessary that -"Bar-1  on von Zellheim" should be kept in touch  with him and in possession of his address.  When this matter was satisfactorily  settled Newcome made certain enquiries  about Macaire which he had never had  the curiosity to make befoie. He ascertained, apparently in a casual way, when  the millionaire had first becomo known  as a millionaire, and traced back his ca-.  reer tQ a time before he had settled in  Kngland. "'  ^ All this woiild have been nothing without the clue "which ii beggar in the stiect  had supplied; and. the clue itself was  only a broken thread. To find the other  end and mutch: both together Newcome  had traveled to Monte Carlo.  There again Fate had played into his  hands through the ingenious plot of Macaire himself''"(for even the most astute  of men make mistakes sometimes)  and  the follv of Dick_Grny.    The clue was supplied���������yet at the  same time it wns missing; and Newcome  made up his mind that since the work  he had lo do must be dono without  bungling, what he.had waited for so long  he must wait, for still. After nil these,  years, *what was a day���������a week���������a  month?  From Dick he had the description of  the woman who hnd bought the moonstone, but he was not as fortunate ns  Dick hud been in his quest for her. Ho  could not find her at the Casino.  He did not wish, as things had turned  out, that' Macaire should know of his  presence in Monte Carlo; yet ho haunted the gaming rooms for hours that  night, running tho risk that: Macaire  himself, or one of- Macaire's friouds,  might stroll in and sec him.  When it was close upon eleven o'clock,  however, and Newcoine" had seen iio onu  resembling the picture which Dick had  "graphically sketched for him," he passed  stopped "at a pension, aiid. liinchea oui  or dined out when she wished.  Then Newcome turned his attention  to tho comparatively few pensions of  Monte Carlo. He got a list of tlie principal ones, and late as it was, called at  several. At' the last tho Comtesse had  been staying for some time, but had left  that very evening. She had received  news which called her away at once, and,  packing in a hurry, she and her mui.d  had left almost within thc hour. The  proprietor of the pension knew, or pre-  . tended to know, nothing of her movements, save that the train by which she  had departed wont no further than  Cannes. Whether she would go on that  night, or whether,. indeed, her destination for the present was between Monte  Carlo and Cannes, he could give no information.  Newcome took the last train which  left Alonto Carlo that night for Cannes.  His theory was that thc Comtesse would  firoceed to Marseilles and Paris, in which  atter place, it appeared, she lived.' But  there was one doubt in his mind which  made him fear that after all he was  starting upon a wild-goose chase.  Supposing the Comtesse were but a  pawn on Macaire's chess-board? if he  were the man whom Newcome sought he  might be credited with a hidden motive  for nearly every act of his life; and  though Newcome had not thought of it  until he was in the train, it was not impossible that Macaire knew the Comtesse  and had commissioned her to buy tho  jewel if Dick Gray could bo induced to  sell it. This would have been a way of  testing Dick's integrity, if Macaire had  any reason for wishing to break it down;  and it would be maddening if, after following the woman across half Franco,  he had to learn at last that the moonstone Sphinx had never really been out  of Macaire's reach.  There was nothing to do now but go  on, however, and hope for the best.,  At the station in Cannes Newcome  made enquiries. A lady answering the  description given had been scon there,  but had already gone on to Marseilles  by a slow train.  Newcome had to wait with what patience he could muster until morning.  Then the chase began again. At Marseilles he could learn nothing of his  quarry, but he-was-so sure now that  Paris was to be the Comtesse's ultimate  destination that he proceeded accordingly*  At the end of the thirteen hours' journey came another night of enforced idleness; but.next day he found out the  flat where the Comtesse de Silbery lived  in a semi-fashionable quarter.. He called-  at tho house, only to be told by thc  concierge that madame and , her maid  had returned but for half a day, departing he knew .not where. They had gone  away in a.fiacre; yes, with" more Iuggagi-  than they had brought home; so much  the "concierge divulged, and then ceased  to be communicative, despite a bribe.  Newcome resigned himself to 'more  wasted hours, and advertised for the  driver of the'fiacre which had'called at  such and such a house, on such a date,  to take a lady and her maid to the station. ��������� '  He had but a day to wait, for on the  morning of, the paper's issue came the  answer he wanted. Having learnt the  station whither, the' Comtesse had been  driven, it. was comparatively. simple to  obtain the . information later that she  had gone to Brussels.'   '       ���������   - ��������� ���������  To Brussels Newcome followed, only  to lose the scent, and pick it up again at  last, with the intelligence tliat, nftei  visiting a friend, thc Comtesse de Silbery  had departed for Spa.  Though it was discouraging to chase a  flitting will-o'-the-wisp, tlie. news that  the lady had chosen Spa was satisfactory  to Newcome. He saw in it an indulgence  of an overpowering love for the gambling-tables; and he told himself that she  hud hurried away from Monte Carlo for  fear;of losing her -beloved fetich, but  was consoling herself at Spa. "If she had  acted in collusion with Macaire she need  not have fled from her Mecca to a lesser  Paradise; and Newcome was inclined to  think'that, if Dick had not hinted at the  jewel having been stolen, and the vexation to her certain to ensue, all his troublesome journcyings might have been  spared.  ' The season at Spa was only just beginning; but one could gamble. That  was the principal thing.*  Henty's Books..Compared.  In a sympathetic reference to the Into  George A. Henty The Uurtford Coiirilnt  fiuya :��������� '   . ...  "Compared'with the Ilcnty books, the  Peter Parley books, Optic hooks,"'Jtollo  books, thc Mayne Keid books and tho  rest���������-still not ungratefully remembered  by boys now -grey-i���������were mere ford-  runners and hurbingcr's. The Henty  books have encircled aiid overspread the  earth. They are found wherever bojsol  the English race are found���������throughout  the United Kingdom and the United  States and Canada and Australia 'and  New Zealand and South Africa. British  lads are reading them to-day in Egypt  and American lads in Hawaii. Hundreds  of thousands' of bright young eyes have  pored over them, drinking in the geography,: history and ethnology���������useful  knowledge .of this sort and that���������with  the story.. And the owners of the eyes  will be all the-better,-more intelligent  British subjects. or American citizens a  few years hence for having read the  Henty books in their boyhood, lt is not  a littlo thing that; not an unworthy record. There are many more ignoble lots  than to be kindly remembered and regretted by the schoolboys of two great  nations. George Alfred Henty's seventy  years in' the .world were'not wasted."  Panama'Hats.  According to the hat dealers,. Panama hats have decreased.in price lie-  cause the natives who -make the material simply -weave it as cloth, and  this, material Is sent to New- ' York  and made into hats; There are more  natives engaged In making'It,'and. the.  work is done more hurriedly and Is  not quite so good as In the old days.  The manufacturers now -make the  material into- hats of every "shape and  suitable .for young men-as well* ; as  old, thus increasing the demahd. Even  now, howevert it-is said that a good  Panama hat cannot be bought-for less  than twelve dollar's, 'and'^tfce'-" prices  range up to twenty-five" dollars.- The  cheaper kinds, selling for eight dollars,  six dollars, and as low as three dollars,, are .known as,Porto Rican Panamas. It has.been"found that the crass  from which the hats are made grows  in Porto Rico In an inferior form, and  the hat-making Industry has been  taken up In- all parts df the Island.  Some of.the hats made are of excellent  quality, .considering- the material, but  the greatest business Is done in the  cheaper. kinds woven from- what is  known as the "split straw." These  split-straws while looking like' the  real Panama at a distance, will be  found on: close inspection to be smooth  while>the real article' resembles 'canvas, so compactly is it woven. Still,  dealers, say, a first-class' Porto Rican  Panama hat, costing about eight dollars,-will wear fully five years 'and Is  economical In the long run, compared  with the ordinary straw hat.,: A real  Panama hat, costing from twelve dollars up, will wear from ten to .fifteen  years, barring accidents. -  Some "Weather Signs.  Mr. E. B. Dunn, formerly one of the  United. States Government weather forecasters, has published a book on the  weather, in .which he cites a few of the  rule-of-thumb maxims which no array  of scientific figures has been able to dislodge from the minds of the bulk of humanity.   Here are some:  "Cats rub their ears when it is likely  to rain."  "If swine be restless and grunt loudly  there will be much wind."  * "Apples falling in quantities from the  treevis an indication of a mild winter."  "Magpies flying in flocks and uttering  harsh cries foretell windy weather."  "When wasps build their nests close  to the ground look out for a mild winter."  "Rain before 7, shine before 11."  "When wild geese fly south, expect  cold weather; when they fly north, expect warm weather."  "If the wishbone of the goose be dark  blue or block, look out for a cold win*  ter."  "Geese rubbing down and dressing  their feathers is a good sign of fair  weather."  "If geese keep away from the water  look out for a ' good old-fashioned  storm."  Koosters clap their wings in an unusual manner before rain, and hens rub  in tlio dust and seem very uneasy."  "If the full moon rises red expect  ���������'wind?'  "Tlio number of stars in a halo is the  number  of .days before  rain."  Gossip and Proposal Partta*.  The  Iii-nte-a    of    to-day  lit-r    giiost*    some-  A Case of Absentmindedness.  The other "day a younu lady, daughter of a well-known millionaire, drove  up to the door of a Jeweler's shop, went  in and selected a turquoise and diamond ring valued at $250.   She quietly  made out her check for that sum and-! on correct principles.   Fiercest foe of itching  pas'sed it on to the assistant. The alert J Hun diseases,  .l-nee, 36 eenjs. 20  Aim at the  Heart.  Let It be Grl-?, Malaria  Fever or what not, always strike at the Heart  to protect it,, to strengthen it, to  cure it, and you baffle every other  ailment.  Dr. Agri-lew's Heart Cure  puts new vigor into every heart, and  ninety-nine out of a hundred need  it, for that percentage are sick.  Having put that machine in good  working" order, it has guaranteed  the whole system against sickness.  Every organ is soon sound. It always relieves in 30 minutes.  Mus. Ezra Dugraham; Temple, N.B.,  Canada] wi ites :��������� '.' Have had heart trouble for  ���������rears; would have it as often as tbre* times a  week, sometimes Listing twenty-four hours.  Was persuaded to give Or. Agnew ��������� Heart Core  ��������� trial, which Idid/witb the greatest results. It  lurely is a peerless remedy, and would advise  any one who has heart trouble to try it."  . SB. AOHEWS OINTMENT.  He who would be free from piles and sldn  eurptions must use this ture, which routs them  out at once and for all time. <  The safest, quickest cure, because compounded  te put tho theft on a servant!*'  "Who���������who dared to say that?".   ,  "No ono has said so.   But you should  have thought of your mother and sis-  te������."  "I must havo bocu mad.   For Heaven's  sake, havo mcroy."  .."Nono of that conventional cant, if  ' you* pleaso.     '"But you  speak  of your  methor and Bister.    On one condition,  and quo only, wilt I spare you tho pun-  ishiuorit you desorvc." . .  hedged round the secret of his guilt; he  blurtod out tho story of .his own folly,  leaving aolhing untold save only the  condition that Hacniro had made. Instinctively he .know what Newcome**  toolings would be at having a girl like  Winificd dra"/*:cd in. IIu was afraid that  Nowcomo .alight even try to prevent  Winifred from accepting Macaire's terms  on the description to one of the men at  the doors. This person thought ba recognized It. The lady whom monsieur do-  sired to meet was probably the Comtesso  de Silbery, who was well known at Monte Carlo, coming at least once every  twehemonth for the past ten years) and  staying a month or six weeks. She had  been at the Casino all the afternoon,  and usually same 'again in ths evening  after dinner, staying late; but to-night  was an exception. Tbe Cemtesse had  not appeared. At what hotel she was  staying he could not say. But he was  obliged for the^ coin unobtrusively slipped  into his hand; and ha thought that monsieur would sot find it diflioult to ascertain the Com tease's' address.  Newcome bought a paper with the list  of visitors at ths various large hotels.  The Comtesse's name was not there. But  at_ the Cafe de Paris he learnt something from a waiter. Tho Comtesso de  Silbery often lunched there. She was  a well-known character at Monte Carlo.  She was  said to  be very rich, but she  CnAPTJSE XXXV.  The Story of the Moonstone.  Newcome found out at what hotel the  Comtesso de Silbery was staying, and  went there also. But.it was in the gambling rooms that lie saw her first. Ho  could not have failed to recognize her  from Dick Gray's description, for, as it  happened, she wore the samo poppy-red  dress she had worn on the night when  the moonstone changed hands; and io  her_dyedjuiliurn JuiLr_w_cre_the_8ame diamond pinst-flashing like fire-flies as shf  moved her head. J5ut h.ul these si.'iis  failed he must still have known her for  on the table almost imder hor liand'wus  the Sphinx's head, close to tho littlc'pila  of gold which its magical influence waa  to increase. ��������� '  Newcome stood close to her, nnd risked  a few sovereigns. lie lost alemliiy; she  as steadily won. Being too striking and  handsome a figure < to pass unnoticed  the Comtesse saw him, und' pitied" liis  young man glanced at it, and then  looked enquiringly up at the young  lady.  "There is some mistake here, I  think," said he, with an apologetic  smile.     ��������� -  The young lady flushed and demanded to knQwJf the check was not  for the right amount. She was told lt  was, but '"!!->���������'".',  "But what?" she exclaimed, haughtily. "Do you mean that my check Is  not acceptable?"  The assistant mildly acknowledged  that he knew quite well who the young  lady...was/.-.but:explained that the check  was not made out "just as It should be,  andha handed ItVbaek.  The girl ran her eyes over lt, and  then.turned a deep crimson.  "Oh,"'she exclaimed; "I see." And  then she'Proceeded to make out another check. '"���������-.!'  She had signed the flrst one, "Your  own ; sweetheart, % Jessie. "���������From the  "New Yorker." ���������      '   '  Some ' -'Merciful "Escapes."  Tunch     publishes     these     "merciful  escapes" : In a recent account of election  proceedings,  in  which  a  candidate  was  pellcd__*vith-dirt,���������mud-thrown- in���������the  face of his wife, und his daughter struck  with  a  stick,  a   daily  paper  remarked  that  "tho police ���������had" diUiculty in preventing a breach 'of the peace."     A correspondent sends a brief account of vni'i-  ou- other episodes, iu each of which, by  an  cijiiiilly narrow  margin, a    contra-  temps was similarly avoided :. "The extensive premises of Messrs. Blunk & Co;,'  oil and tallow merchant.-), were complete-,  ly  gutted   by   fire   last  night,  all   live  . stories being itbluze at once.     It npeil-  bftd luck.    "If you but had ii'iy fetich,    cd all tho efforts of the local brigades  monsieur!" she said, laughing,, to show    to forestall what promised.to be n con*  a bleak gleam of false teeth,    "if you   flogration."     "A' motor car proceeding  like, I will lend it to you.    Now, try , along     High street tlie other evening  "Macairs thrcato'ns to call in tlie po-    did not pan onij-c tlie luf-fe hotels.   She  lies aud charge ma as u common thief,'  ha sa'd, "aud all for sheer spite.   Ho's  again.  Ncwcome's hand thrilled as he touched  the moonstone. At that moment iiu  might have escaped with it through the  crowd, and she could uot have detained  aim. But. the woman had trusted him,  ������nd meant kitidneBs. lie would not, evuu  In playing for such high stakes as governed the game he playb'd in secret, ham  betrayed the trust.  - 'fie would: hayo wished to lose, rather  than win, so that the Comtesso might  see her'talisman .was not infallible, and  value it the less. , Nevertheless, as luck  would have it, ho wen; and with thanks  said that he would no longer rob tho  lady ef her fetich. Ho would play no  more that night.  Next evening ho was purposely late  for dinner, and, seeing the Comtesse at  a small table, he drow near, as ii to be  seated at thc next which was available.  As ho advanced their eyes met; she gavo  him a half-bow, which ho auswercd so  impressively that with a gesture the old  Frenchwoman beckoned him to hor. If  he choso, lib might sit at hor table. She  would explain to hkn her-'system, and if  he look, her advice he need no longer  throw his monoy away as he hud done  last nigbt.  "But madame has 'the wisdom, of the  took frightT, it is supposed, at a con  stable on point to point duly, ami exploded, blowing tho occupants in various,  diicctiona over the adjoiuing .buildings.���������  Thc policeman is to be congratulated  upon averting whut might have been *  serious nccident." "The whole of the  carnivora coulincd : (until Wednesday  last) in Barnwell's menagerie simultiine-1  ously- escaped, from their cages-on the  date in-question, and invaded tlie space  UBiially reserved fpr.thc patrons of thc  show. ' A great many of the latter were  present, , and, were caused considerable  annoyance. It is snid thnt thc turnstiles at the gates were literally hidilqn  beneath more or less fraam.ntary .-articles of clothing left by .tho [ audience  In making its exit. Tim authorities  had no easy task in staving oil a veritable sauve qui peut."  "Did Benny ask you for my hand last  niKht, pupa V"  ���������'Yes, my daughter."  : "And what did you. think of the young  man J" ;  "1 don't like suspicious men, my dear.  I. like a:inaii who looks you in the eye."  "Well,  didn't Benny look yoii in the  eye, father?"  ''No, all the time he was asking for  Sphinx to assist her," lie said, smiling jlb .your hand in man luge ha had hisT'cyes  he  joyfully  accepted  tho lady's  invita- on my feet."���������Yonkers Statssman.          -  tion.  (Te be Continued.)  Three at a Time.  Mrs. Craigie, lecturing on the artist's  life, draws some interesting conclusions  from the history of Babac. "It was his  habit," she recalls, "to write three or  four books at a time," and pointing out  .that this method has been and is stilJ  followed hy all great painters, she goes  on to state that it is the right one for  the author, "lt is the one sure safeguard," she says, "against veiled autobiography, which is the fatal dagger to  those who concentrate for too long a  period on any one group of characters  aiid any one particular set of scenes.  Balzac's novels; are, therefore, well balanced. They are always impersonal, always just, and in order to describe life  one must show not merely a knowledge  , of men and the spirit of criticism, but a  strong sense of justice." These, The  New York Tribune says, are suggestive  words. v But, when we lake them as cm  bodying something like a" rule of practice tor tlie noielist, wu presuppose, ol  necessity, a power, in him so rare thai  we do not sec how much good it can do  as. a rule,'after all. The man of genius  may do as Balzac did���������though it may  be observed that a good many geniuses  Jn__t h e liis t ory__ of_ 1 i ter.-i t u rejn e\ cr_did  anything of the sort, and yet left us  masterpieces���������but, then, the mnn of g������"i-  ius" docs not work by rule, but by temperament.  Sick Stomach Is  working���������  Sick Owner is idle  tf you will (lv* your <flft-**tlon a  raet, It will *ot Along,   you can a������  tttla by mmmnm ot  DR.  VON   STAN'S   .  PiNEAPFLE TABLETS  which digest your food and rest  your stomach. Vou want relief and  cure. * *  Pineapple-relieves at once and  cures "quickly..- No stomach can be  cureel except it can rest while digestion goes, .on safely. ������ The patient  eats heartily while taking-.his cure.  It strengthens the weakest stomach.  Pineapple is nature's simplest and  quickest cure���������Price, 35c.  In five minutes'after using: Dr.  Agnew's Calirrhal Powder the  healing has begun, and it continues  till the work is quickly complete.  New health, comfort in breathing,  ne\y vigor, and removal of danger  of consumption or pulmonary  trouble. '      , "a  SUt-c-fXiflll  must   provide    for    ....    ���������_......_       thing more than t-ht* conventional  iinner, ivooptiun, lunclie*.-*!, curd  party, or dance of the days of our grandmothers. It is the indoor functions which  lax milady's ingenuity and originality;  tho summer diversions, consisting of garden fetes, launching excursions and picnics arc not difficult to arrange. Winter  and autumn are the strenuous seasons  fan the ambitious hostess.    -  An amusing evening may be spent at  a gossip party. For this "an even number of girls and men must be present,  each receiving a card with a numbered  list of subjects for conversation written  upon it���������a lively piece of ������o������ial news of  the day, tha announcement of a certain  engagement, a striking or conspicuous  costume in which "Mrs. So und So" appeared recently, or anything which might  be discussed for a few minutes. There  must be ns many subjects an couples.  About the various rooms tho hostess  has arranged   tete-a-tetes,  each   with  a  number above it.    Koch guest is asked.  to draw a number from a receptacle of  some description, there, being duplicate*  of each number, one for the.man and  one for the woman.   These numbers are  matched  with   those  above   the' tete-a-  tetes until each guest has a seat and a :  partner  with   whom   to  gossip.     When-  everyone  is  seated  the  hostess  taps  a'  bell and announces the first topic on the  card, and for five minutes that Vparticu-1 ���������  lar bit of news is discussed.   Again thai  mistress  of   ceremonies   ring*;   her   bell!  and   reads   the   second' subject     aloud.* \  Each  man  then -says' au"ri>VO.T to  the' -  girl with whom he has been talking, and  moves on to the next number to-gossip  about the second topic.-.  ThiBYcontinues  until the subjects arc.'cx2in.ujl.cd, arid at  the same time each man has talked with  every, girl in the party.  Pencils and slips of paper lire distributed at the conclusion, and  the girli)  write the name of the man who has gos- ^  siped - with   them most .entertainingly.  The men do like"'ise. and prices are given- ���������  I o those voted must proficient in'the art '  of g< ssiping.  This  foim  of  entertainment  may  be  m ide pretty and picturesque by giving ������.'   ,  garden or out-of-door, erl ret to the rooms.' -;  l'alms, fioweis, h.immocKs," porch cluinii *jfj  nnd  other outside accessories stuttered  .lbout o\er a green canvas Moor covering  ���������>r  imitation (Trass  rug-j  lend  a  pretty  i.iwn  paitr  ell.'ot.    In  case  the  latter  idea,  is  employed   the   invitations   may,  lend, "A Gnrden G'o-*sip Parly"���������a more -.-1  or less startling invitation in the-midst'-?  of winter.    Sunnier gowns add  lo the -j i  warm we.ither effect of this sort of en-  ������*j  tertainment. , * j .-  Proposal  panics arc  new and clevei?  when properly introduced.   The hostess^',  when her. guests have arrived, informs tlnO"?!  men  that  they  must  propose  to every   ^ I  trirl in the room within a stated period"-^!  of time.   She also tells them they, ravi-sj"'"  do it in proper style, and tal.c lier o'lf  to one of thc cosy corners or secluded  nooks she has arranged aboui thc roomsi ";|  She then takes her women guests asidj^f  and gives each of th'em half as many liufd    / j  red hearts of paper, flannel, silk, or d'nyt  convenient material, as there are nieiriif  the parly.    She also gives each-girl aa'*f  equal number of tiny white mittens,  ������������������j.-"'  At the signal of the hostcts every man*-  selec'5 a jrirl and asks lier to marry, himj"'  pressing Lis  suit  until  he is forced  ta  leave her by the jingle of the hostess's^ ;-.|  bell.    He then proposes to another girli'   -'  and so on until he has laid his.heart au -  the feet of everyone in the party.   Thef '  girls distribute the heart-3 and  mittens,*  a heart for a well-told confession of lovo,*"  a mitten for a less impressive talc." ^Ati  thc  end  of   tbe stated  hour  the men'*   -  collections of hearts   and    mittens ,-rai ,.  counted and prizes are given them.   TaeJ  man with the largest pile of inillens is* >  consoled  with a pair of  white  woolleoj  mittens.    Thc men fare bc.it at a. pro-]  posal party, as ihe prizes go to them,     f  Lord Strathmore's  Mysterious^  Castle.  , * )             ' "     .1--  Large and lively parties are * those. '  which Lord and Lady Strathmore  are accustomed to gather round"  them at Glamis Castle. Yet (writes a"  eoncspondent'.whelher owing to the uncanny legends connected with the place, ot ���������  to the rather mysterious and'.* serious de- -  meanor which characterizes the .present  lord of the castle, there is always ah ele-*  ment of (shall I j-ny 7)' uneasiness about  the guests of Glamis, especially those/  who a re staying there ��������� for the flrst'time.  Unexpected things do certainly,happen  there: witness an anecdote told mc by a  young ladj" visitor to the castle who was  one of a large party assembled thereon  autumn or two ngo. The season was'  an  abnormally  wet  one;1 hnd  on "rainy;  -afternoons���������the���������iouse-pnrty��������� u.->ed -to'   amu**e them-selves in tlie billiaid-iooin,  playing (to quote an expression of l)i-i-  iac'li's in ''Lolbuir") \wlli billiard-bulls  games tliat vera not billiards, and so/  wiling away a few hours in pleasant  fashion enough. ���������,   '  On one of these afternoons, an tii a assembled guests were in the middle of art  exciting and particularly noisy game of  billiard-fives, they! suddenly 'bee-nine  aware that tlieir host wns'standing in  the midst of them, with that .gi'ai'c,  aloof nnd melancholy look: on his faro  which io so familiar (o nil who: know  hiin. "I want you," he said to tho br  this time perfectly silent and expectant  gucnts, "all to go'uptlairs lo your bedrooms now at one*, ami kindly, to remain  in them until you hear a boll ring,'whea  you will be quite at liberty , to ,coma  down again." Without more ado the  visitors, including my informant, silently,  stole away, like t'hc Arabs of the poem.  In due time the bt-11 rang, and. the party;  reassembled to finiili the game. But Ui������  incident was certainly an odd one..     - .,  Rule for Success.  "What is your rule of busines.i*--you*'  maxim?" we ask of theVWaU- street  baron. "Very simple," he answers.'.'";"t"  pay for something that 1 can't .get,- with  money that I haven't got, and then sell  what I never had for more than it eve*,  cost."  A Year of Terrible Omens."  "Town Topics." .        ���������  A comet, named after Professor Per*  rino, its discoverer, is added to the omens  of this terrible yc.1 r of earthquakes, -  floods, eruptions, cyclones, fires,'murders,  roal famine aiid the increase of the  prices of beef, milk and bread. At first  telescopic, the comet is approaching the  trembling earth with such automobilio  speed that it is now pin inly visible.  VVliat further horrors it portends, ths  Lord only knows.' * J '���������I*l*.".'w"'1y>"il,'>|j "j"11 *.*���������*",1".'*f?*M'Wfc**' "J"^.iyM*^ti  ���������*-*K^  aSZTin-wn ^'"���������1ftflt'-^'f F''^a.i^l,,i?'*?.  3:  V<ii- -  ^[tn's journal,  Pi.bll-.hi-d By  Tht  {?������������������������*. tlsioke Herald Publishing Co  Limited Liability.  A. JOHNSON,  Kill lor niul Mil linger.  nuvr-HiMlNR Sates.  Dl**'.f. j Ml*.,11.30 per Ineli; siiiRli* column,  ** |.������-r ixt-h when liii-erluil on title |>iii*c  i.;���������:������.! *.*!>. i.*i*nis |.i*r iiivli lnon|>iirli'l| IItit*  r*i Sv' !li*t*nirin: 6ci"iili* lor each ft<liliiliiiinl  l'r-������r>1< n. I.<*<-������������������ 1 mulct.** in eoiil- |>cr line earh  ) -tc. ttiitu, Marriage niul IVhiIi Xoilit'*  le-*.  m'a-iriiii-TioN'iiATi1:-!.  ���������ly ������������������mimr furrier   I.1 |ht annum; ll.'i'i for  ���������I* un lalf-.Mrletly tn advance,  ni'K jok iii:i'.iiit>ikst;  I : ���������T.u'ottlit* ln*������t <_*qiil|>|.'.-.t iTlnll lie "Hire- III  ���������li.- \\'i.--i mm |irep������ri*"l io iwim'iiic nil klwl-i of  (���������..ill'.ni: in iii>telii>*i 1*1)li* Hi hom-M prlii'"-.  ��������� nit* ft If i* lii������!l, No job loo liirK*."-���������none loo  kutail - (nn.*. Miill orili-r* from jit ly ntloink"!  to.   (.live m> it Irlal on your next onler.  TO <.1ll-.Hl-.Sl*ONt>I.STS.  n> luvlii* forrespoiKtuiifo on any suliji-el  o" iiivc,-f*t to lhe general public. In nil ea*es  tlie u ma ill" i name of the writer musi aecoiii-  Jiauy iii>niiM>rlpt, but nol iicceMsarlly tor  jiubileKilon.  A'lt1r**is hH eommnnli nllons to Hit* Mana*"cr  NOTII.?: TO COItl'.KSI'OXriKSTS.  1.���������All    f������rre.*ii*i*iiik"iu!e    niust   be   legibly  ���������written on one slilo of the paper only  ���������>.���������Correspondence  router nni.-i b* signet  of the writer.  containing      personal  with the proper name  Tiiuii.siiay,  KKiriiiJ.Mtv 1H. 11X13.  the  The    Trusts   Can't   Hurt  Southern Section of the  i United States.  ��������� Recently  Mr.  John  T. Patrick, one  of the oftlcials ot tlio popular Seaboard  Air Lint* railway, of  Ilnebluff, North  -..-Carolina, the much talked of Yankee  ���������settlement   in   the south, was in New  England to meet and address n colony  -of Xett' Ku^lahders who are 'forming  hi  the. city  of Revere to go (o North  ���������Carolina, anil in part, he snid:     "Ono  -.gre-'i-t   uUvuntage   the  south has over  any oilier section  is, no   matter   how  many   trusts   aie   formal*  no matter  bow many   people nre  thrown out of  -einployiiieut, by the big combinations  tluit tii-e being organized  all   uiw  tbe  .���������world, ibe furuiei* ant. northurr settler  ilewn i-jCiiith on a two to ten acre  tract  ot'  land  is as indt'iwndent iw the King  of   lCugljiul.      lie   can. if  iictccssriiy,  grow his own cotton and  wool, make  liisown clotbiiig on bis spinning whei'l  and loom: raise bis  own   tux-ad   stuff  find   meat, grow   bis   own vt'iretabKs  ������nd   fruits, cultivate  sugar  cane aiul  Juake  bis   sugar   and syrup: uiw b's  1'iwri tea, anil if be will be contented to  ah-ink   ceiial    cott'eo.   which    is   .the  Sieultliic-it drink, he will not need to  spend   a   dollar.     He   can grow two  t'i*op.*- of white potatoes on   the   same  ground from March the 1st to Sept.the  ftJst, and then sow it-down to  turnips  and have growing turnips tbe winter  -through.     Siveel    potatoes    can   be  '.grown anil theii'tbe land sowed  down  .   l-ye for .i winter grazing for cattle or  lioultry.     Cut   the   rye   in   May and  ���������plant to corn or potatoes.    These are  facts which the coniniittee your society  ���������Bent down to investigate will bear me  out in as !>eing absolutely true.    Some  of your  people, who went down hist  ���������winter, have made enough to  pay for  their hinds and hi in lier to btiilil houses  and   at*   today   living   iu   tlieir own  homes paying no  rent*.     They  have  eaten melons and vegetables tbe first  iunTmer~fi-oni   tireiF'^'.'nrfiirTiiVraiid  "today   kave   many   bushels   of sweet  potatoes  banked for winter use and  for sale.    If any one have doubt of my  statement*   write   to   Mr. George   R.  -Morgan. Mr. E. Pike  and   Mr.   A. L.  Allen,   Pinebluff, N. C. men  you  all  know as going down from   Revere   as  pioneers   in   the   movement you have  inaugurated of   building   up   a   small  farm colony enterprise.     These   men  have   shown   whut   can   be don*   by  mechanic-*/   who   have had little or no  experience in farming.     Like ninny of  you   they   were afraid they would lie  crowded   out.   of   their occupation up  north a* mechanics on account r>f the  improved   machines    that   takes   the  place   of  human   lieings ami that are  managed and owned by tbe  moneyed  men of the country'*     I "-��������������������������� n0* blowing moneyed  men  (there  is hardly a  person here tonight but what  would  act just as they do if so situated) but f.  do blame the mechanic and the thrifty  laboring met. who will not   investigate  as you are doing by sending your com*  .   mlttee and your advance  pioneer and  thereby providing for   the   conditions  tliat wilt surely  be brought about on  account of labor wiving machines and  tbe concentration of capital in   working    the   machines.      Vou    working  jieopte   must   plan  to If more human  jbnn simply a part.of iiiacbines.depi'n-  dent upon a corporation. When I go  ! into your factories I Kee'yon merely ������  pan of h machine. Yot������ call 'yourself  a shoemaker, but you cannot make u.  shoe any inoro than 1 can. Kil'ty year**)  ago a shoeinukei- could make shoes.  Today tliey can only cut cut the uppers or manage a machine tliat putt*  in tbe eyelets, or sews tho butUins oil,  or pegs 'he sole. 1 invite you nnd  urge you n> not. only think of the  future and provide for youi-self and  family a home and a support where  you are only dependent on your own  i-xi'i'tiiMis, but to tell to the thousands  'if other mei-tumii-M whut, you huve  round in the south and what succes-*  your advance guard Iiilh had."  Important to Fruit Growers in  British Columbia.  Dominion Department, of Agrioullure,  Ottawa.  Bv an error a nuuibei' of copies of  the Fruit Minks Act without the  amendments of 1802 have been distributed by tbe Department of  Agriculture. The chief amendments  are in section 1, which now " reads as  follows:  '���������Every person who, by himself or  through the agency of another person,  packs fruit in a closed package, intended for sale, shall cause the package to be marked In n plain and  indelible manner, befoi-e It is taken  from tbe preniiseH where it ia [wicked-  (a) with the initials of his christian  names, and his full .surname and  address: (b) with the name of tin-*  variety or varieties; and (c) with a  designation of the grade of fruit,  which shall include one of the following six murks: For fruit of the first  quality, No. 1, or XXX; for fruit of  the second qualltv, No. 2, or XX; und  for fruit of the third quality. No. 8. or  X: but the said mark may be accoui  ponied by any other designation of  grade, provided that designation is  not inconsistent* with, or marked more  conspicuously than, the oue of the.  said six mueks which is used on tbe  said package." Other- important sections nre ti nnd 7. which read:  "No person .-.hall ������ell. or offer, expose, or have in his p-iwsosaion for sale-  any fruit packed in ii closed package.1  upon .which package is inarked any  tlesignatioii which ]t-presc*iu������ such  fiiiit as of No. 1 or XXX. tideNt, l>est  or extra, good tjualily, unltms such  fruit consist of well gttiwti specimaiia  ��������� of one variety, sound, ef nearly uniform size.of good color for tbe variety,  of noi'iiial sha|>e and not less than.OU  per ceut'frce from.acah. worm boles,  bruises and other defects and property j  packed."   .Section 7 reads: j  "No person shall sell, or offer, oi"  expose, or have in his jtossession for  sale, any fruit, packed in any packagn  in which the faced or shown surface  gives a false representation of tbe  contents of such package; and it sluill  be considered a false representation  when more than fifteen per cent of  such fruit is substantially smaller in  size titan, or inferior In grade to, or  different in variety from, the faced or  shown surface of such package.  AV. H. Co.-ntu.  Dominion Dept. of Agi*.  LEGAL  T^K MAISTBK A SCOTT.  Hurrlatoi-H. Holii>llnri>, Ktt:.  Auvulstuke, II. 0.  J,.V.!<i<ott,U.A.,LI..H.   W.i)������ ������'.lcMalKtre, M.V  pjAUVKY, M'tlAUTEH A PINKHAM  HarriHtvrH, HoliuitHru, Kt������.  l-*olloltors fur luiiier'til Bunk of Omunda.  Cnmpauv (mills to loan MS percent.  I'lHST Uthiskt. Kuvclsioku II. U.  SOCIETIES.  Jieil Hose ]li*f;r������c ineol* srronrl and fuurlli  Tuumlitys ofenuli inontli; While Hose Dfvrrp*!  mectn third Tuositay of each quarter, In Oildfel*  l������������a Hall.   Vihltlnit brethren welcome  IiR. CARRUTHERS, T. II   BAKER,  President. Act. Secretary.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  ��������� v**'   Rcftular meetlnKfl art* held In the  Ifft      OcWtelloWa Hall on the Third Fri-  <KL   day of each month, at 8 p.m. nharp,  ���������jfpP*   VlBitlnir brethren cordially Invited  8 p.l  Vloitlni* brethren cordially Invited  A. JOIINSOK. W" SI  \V. JOHNSTON", Kcc.-Scc.  Gold Rang* Lodge, K. of P.,  No. 26. Revelstoke, B. C,  MEKT3 EVERY WEDNKSDAY  in Oddfellows' Hall at ������  o'clock. V'lslllug Knights are  cordially Invited.  II. VAN HOR   E, C. C.  ��������� 0. H. BROCK, K. oIR. .V: S,  CHURCHES  UKTHOlllaT CUUHC1I, KKVELSTOKK.  1'reachlne servii-ea at 11 a. m. aud ? :S0 p. m  L'lhiu meetinit ai the close of the morning  Kervlce. Sabbath SoUool andBibluClass at 3:30  Weekly Prayer Meeting every Wednesday  ovf-ulnv* al 7:30. The public are cordially  Invited.   -    -   * ���������  BeaM free.  Rev C. Ladmih, Pallor.  ST. 1*KT1!B s CHCIICH, AXUI.1CAN'.  KiKbt a.m.. Holy Kneharlst; II a.m., ma' an,  J-llahy and weriuon (Holy EucharUt tlr't Sun*  dav in the muuth); 2::io Bum-lay uehool, or  children's iterviec; 7::%KvenBoug (choral) and  ���������v-riiiun. Holy Days���������The Holy K11el1arl.11 ia  cftlnbratedat 7 a.m. or 8 a.m., as announced.  Holy Daplimn after Bundav School at 11:13.  c. a. phocvnikk,   eetor.  rBESBYTKHIiS- CltllKi'll.  Service every Sunday at II a.m. and 7:SU p.m.  tu ���������.*. hlch all are welcome. Prayer meetlim at  11>. in. every Wedninday.  Rev, \V. R. CAl.nxn, Paator.  HOMiX CATHOLIC CltUlW'It.  .Vh-ik  at 11):.".) a. m ,  on  tlrst.  stK-und and  /onrili Siindav*) In tlie mouth.  RKV.   KATIIKK   -."tAHTJ*.  SALVATION   Ak-MV.  Mv.-tinu every night in their Hal) on Front  ;iN.-*-i. '  ��������� ininartMI���������rl  GOLDFI  POSSIBILITIES..  If you are looking: for possibilities in Estate  Speculation that will double your capital,  it will be to your interest to invest RIGHT  NOW, before the best of the properties have  been taken up.  REAL ESTATE  AT GROUND FLOOR PRICES  ���������������������������^������������������������ ��������� ��������� .  Are you looking for Business Lots, Residential  Lots, or other Real Estate? Goldfields is the  Payroll Centre and Resident Town of the  Famous Fish River Free Milling Gold Camp,  and has a Future unequalled by any other  ���������*   Town in the West.  For Terms and Particulars Write  ROGER   F.   PERRY,   Manager,   Gold-fields,   B. O.  UNION HOTEL  FIRST CLAM 92  PER DAY HOUSE  Choloc Brands of Wlnec, Llquoro  and Cigars.  H  EDWARD  TAXIDERMIST.  DEER HEADS, BIRDS. Etc. MOUNTED,  l-*iir������ Cleaned and Repaired.  JUST EAST OF PBESBYTEBIAN  CHURCR  Third Street.  J. LAUCHTON, Prep.  GO TO THE  REVELSTOKE DAIRY  FOR  Pure Milk  j. G. McCallum  PROPRIETOR.  Revelstoke 1  Skating  Rink      ������  SkotiufC e\ery Kveulng from 8 to 10  o'clock.  BAND EVERY WEDNESDAY MIGHT  Atlmistiioii-- tiCty.  Season Tickets  . I.ndii"*i   lleiitlemen..  TICKETS FOR SALK' AT  Ciuimla Drug .t Boukitore.  J. A. Miller & ilu.  . -    Itiiv Smytlio".-! Tobacco Store.  Itlrik Company.  .WOO  100.  UtS- UNION -^$f  Cigar  Factory  REVELSTOKE,   B.C.'  H. HOLDICH  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  AND ASSAYER.  Boyal School ol Mines, London.  at Moria  Worku, Swantea.    IT  Seven yearn  rears  Chief  ai   .noria   nuiKs,   awm.n^~.     *���������    ;<-���������>���������������   v......  Chemist to Wisan Coal and Iron Co..  Eng.   1_, ^ .��������������������������� B.iiMinejLtd.  rted upon.  Ferguson. B.C  l^aetuiB*.   ia.   ., .^bu   ww..  _....   ..VH   wv..   -  Late Chemist and Auaver, Hall Mines, Ltd  Claims examined and reported upon  Fatality in the Slocan.  Nelcon, Feh. 11.���������Juuies Qii.Rley, 23  yeni*8 olil. Iirukemaii on the Cnuadinii  Piivitit: Railway, wns last night run  over l>y n fri'ixtit. tniiti u few miles  fioni Sliiciii) Cily. While ittteiuplinft  tn gel iilf lhe liiiin lit* .slippeil on lhe  bunk, fulling iimlfr the wheel*. Both  legs weie cut. off. He whs brougbt to  thc hospital here, but died shortly  iifler.  J    A. KIRS.  DonJni^ n^and Provincial J^nd Surveyor.  REVELSTOiCK, B.C.  Jas. I. Woodrow  JJtJTCHER  Retail Dealer in���������  Beef, Pork.  Mutton, Etc.  Fish, and Game in Season....  AU orders -promptly filled.  E. MOSCROP. . .  Sanitary Plumbing, Hot  Water  And Steam Heating:, Gas,  Fitting-  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C.  NOTIOE.  Five r.oiiiiiid 11'inne io l������������������t Jfurnmlit-d ������12  |i<*r rooiitli, InfludlDj* vca'.er. Abplr ll������Kil.i)  omiieor  M(!3. H. LMJOHEAD.  Sevoart street.  PATENTS  Write for our interestin**" books " lavaat-*  lot's Help" and '��������� How you arc s-aindtotf."  'Send ilia rough sketcti or model of your In-  Ivention orimprovement and we will tell you  tree our opinion ������slo n-hclher 1: l*> prohably.  patentable,   ttejscted applka-UaaAliATe often  been successfully proseculfrt by ns. We  ^conduct ttilty equipped offices in Monlieal  land Wa-hinfjton ; thl."������<iui*Ufiej u*il->prompt--  ily dispatch work and quickly ftccure Patent*  ibh bro-jd as the invention. Ulghe** refcrecv-trs.  i ftirnished. ���������}  i   Patents procured through Martini ft Ma  irioii receive special notice without ������har������ it*'  over loo newtrpapers di������lril*utcd Ui-ohkii������o*.,  'the Of-niinion. .  I Specialty:���������Patent Uusiness of Mannfsc <  ituremand K>i({iu������e������������. /  MARION & MARION     ',  , Patent Experts and Salloltars \  tnMc*.-   t   NewVorkLIUB'Wjr. iWt������������>?  WOOD  Wood Mr 9ale IiicHiJIiik  Dry'Cedar, Fir and Hemlock.  All  ordess left st W    if.  Lan-reae***'*   will  ree-rive prompt ntientlon.  W. FLEMIMG.  THE CITY EXPRESS  E. W. B. Paget, Prop.  rroraut delivery of parcel", l>a������BS|-c, etc.  to any part of the city  Any Kind ef Transferring  Undertaken  -ill orders left at R. M. Omytl-e's Toliacco  stor������or by Telephone No.7 will receive prompt  a(teatIon.  WHAT IX .1 IIO.MK WTTHOIH' A  SINGE R  Singer Sewing Machines  are sold or. easy monthly  payments.  A full supply of machines  needles and attachments arc  kept for any make of machine on earth.  H.MANHINC,: MACKENZIE AVE.]  Ke������t?1i>toke, B. 0.  For Sale  TWO KenMrni'ea on McKenzie Avenue, with  mr-dern" Improvements, I2S09 each o������ eaiy  terms.  TWO P.r**Mujices on Third Street, east, very  convenient for railway men, 11800 saeh, easy  OKKmftMl������I������ni>e on First Street, east, cash  required ���������������'������). 3nl>J*!Ct to mortgage.  Apply to,  HARV HI, MtCATBEP. * 1*1 *> V If A.M .  H. A. BROWN,   Prop.  Brands:  OUR SPECIAL and THE UNION  ALL  GOODS   UNION   MADE  CLEARANCE  SALE OF  Furniture  Now is your time to come nnd make vour Relent ions in what Furniture  you require. We can make anangeinents witli you to let you bave  what you want. We are going to make iilterationH lo our store, ia  order to (five us a good deal more show i-ooni. You must recognize  the fact that we were the means of enabling you to get FURNITURE  at oue third the cost you previously paid before we started. We have  another large car ordered and we want to get our store.ready for it.  A good discount on anything you require.  Revelstoke Furniture Company.  i.i    ' i     ��������� ��������� i ��������� *��������� ���������     ��������� ���������***���������"*-*>  . ***"fr. ���������*!*������ .**���������*** ���������*t**' .*"������*'������ .*r. .*1>. .**������*��������� ������������������I*. ***e. ***!*������ .**r** .**^ .*V^ .***l-k J9K J9m Jv.  ' vp 'V *V 'V \t? *V ���������*��������� 'V 'V 'V *V_ 'V '*��������� '���������','*k *Y *V'V  COTO  L. Schnider  KOK YOU.R.'  Patent Rubber Heels  and Rubber Soleing  in all sizes a'"l colors.  BootandShoe-RepalringajSpectoUy  44+***+++++*******4*******  PELLEW-HARVEY, |  BRYANT * OILMAN  Mining Engineers  and Assayers,  VAXCOUVKR. H.C.      Kstabllslicd 1890  A8SAY WORK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS  UNDERTAKEN.  Tent- made up lo 3,0001b*.  A Kpc������ialiy made of t*hockr.<t' Smelter  Hsmplci from the Interior by mall or  exuresM promptly attended to.  (.crri'ipoiiileucc Kolk'lted.  1 VANCOUVER, B. C.  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnished with the  Choicest the Market  affords.  *  4*  it  it  it  it  i*  *  **-  ���������&  + +  it  \4:>  *.t  it  it  Going South  for Winter?  If you are contemplating going South, during  the winter of 1902 or 1903 you can get valuable information free of charge.  Write to  John T. Patrick  Pinebluff, H.C.  Me 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.  ������������������������ ���������'fra rn^rn.  m^m  **^a  &* j������a  ."fra af������* J&m. a&m. j������m> j������* *W*>W gffr* A*a Aw j������* j������m.   a&a. jtom  af������a\  A ������**K -'AjM.  it  it  it  it  #  ���������A-  $  it  it  it  it  it  it  it  it  it  it:  it  P. BURNS &rCO'Y  Wholesale ind Retail Dealer*  PRIME BEEF.     PORK.     Ml i TON.     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.  Fltfc.1". nUK MKET8 ALI. THAISH.  PIItST CLASS  ACCOMMODATION.  HKATED BY HOT A  KEASONABLE BATK  Hotel Victoria  Brown & Querln, Props.  ELECTRIC BELLS AND LIGHT IN EVERY ROOM.  },���������-.r���������>,*������* btbHHT CAB BAR WKLL SUPPLIED BY THM OHOICSST  GREAT WESTERN MINES, Ltd.  1../  DOUBLE EAGLE  * Mintaff ud Development Co..  tlmtted.  [BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large, Light bedrooms.  Rates $r a day.  Monthly Rate.  J. Albert Stone ���������   Prop.  IVOTICR IS 1IKREHV GIVEN" thnt uny  R   tr������iiHfi������r.t������if ntot'lc In either of the������o c  WTltten  ** irannmr.-t-ni mot'K. in eiHiK*.*-", u'"?*"* <2mP'i*"'  leu Hint ha**������ not yet Iwoiinont l������to tho office for  reitiMtmtlou, anil the issue of proper oortlflcnte*;  for them, mm"!, ho sent In by tbe inst ilny of  February, 1WM, n-n they *U1 not be rucogniaeil  attar that., late. A. ���������. MOLDICH.  decretory.  Kerguifiini .luiniliri} ������l, ibtll.  Notice.  ADDlictttions will be received until the 15th  February. 1903, by the Secretary Revelstoke  Hcwpltaf Society'ReTelstoke, Britl.li Colum-  bla!%r the po/ltlnn of Re-������lo>nt Physician  Applicants will i'lei"-* ���������"������������!. 1 ous.IflcatioM ana  salary exiwiiteil.  m  By Royal  1848  Warrants  1901  JOHN   BEGG'S  Royal   Lochnagar  BALMORAL  WHISKEY  SCOTLAND  By appointment to His Majesty the King, 1901.  By appointment to Her Late Majesty Queen Victoria, 1848-1900.  Revelstoke Wine & Spirit Company, Limited, Agents.  tt-ai^u'*������-*jfr������is.ft*^^  ���������-.-a'<yf:-'-.g.'-.^J-'  ������2|g������KSjBaySH|| Anecdotal  AVhlk preaching' from the text: "He  glveth hi* bc-loveo Hleep," a minuter  ��������� topped in the middle of hla sermon,  ITdzed upon his (login--- auditors, ana  said: "Brethren, it la hard to realize  - ...the wondrous unbounded lovo the Lord  "'���������fippiiara to have for a good portion of  this congregation."  The "Qreen Bag" tells ot a lawyer  who was about to furnish a bill of  costs. "I hope," said his client, who  was a baker, "that you will make It as  light as possible." "Ah," said the lawyer, . "you might perhaps say that to  the foreman of your establishment, but  that Is not the way I make my bread!"  While James McNeill Whistler, the  eccentric American painter, was In a  London shop one day a. customer  rushed In, and, mistaking Mr. Whistler  for a, clerk, exclaimed: "I say. this hat  doesn't fit." ��������� The artist eyed him for a  minute, and then replied, scornfully:  "Neither does your, coat, and I'll be  hanged If I like the color of your  trousers."  Ah attorney named Else, rather diminutive In his stature, and not particularly respectable In his character,  onco met Jekyll, "Sir," said he, "I  hear you have called me a pettifogging  scoundrel. Have you done so, sir?"  "81r," said Jekyll. with a look of con-  ; tempt, "I never said you were a pettifogger, or a scoundrel, but I said you  ���������wer������ 'little Else.' "  When Bishop Potter was asked, the  other day, what he thought of woman  suffrage he made the diplomatic reply:  "My dear madam, 1 have gotten away  beyond that; I am trying to make the  best -terms with the sex that I can obtain." This brings to mind the mot of  William M. Evafts when asked by a  lady if he did not think that woman  "M the best Judge ot woman. He replied:' "Not only the best Judge, ma-  datn, tout the best executioner." ���������"  '*������. Paul" Is the name above a chem-  Ist'a shop In a London suburb. It arrested the attention of a convivial gentleman .returning home In the small  hours,:and he rang the bell vigorously.  .The chemist's head appeared above.  "What Is It?" he called out. "Want  speak t' you ver* perfclar," said the  convivial one. "What is lt; d' you  want some medicine?" "Want speak f  you ver* perfclar." The chemist hastily dressed, came down, and opening  the door exclaimed Impatiently, "Well  now. what Is it?" "I want know���������did  yoii ever get answer to that'terr���������terr'-  'ble Jong epistle you wrote to Thes'-  lonlans?"  J. Piefpont Morgan makes his boast  -that, he  never .has   been   Interviewed,  .and" declares   that "in   the   last   seven  years but one interviewer ever has been  able to approach him.   This was on a  recent trip to Europe,  when a representative of the London "Times" would  not. take "No"  for his answer.    "Tell  the 'Times' man my tlmal is worth ten  pounds a minute," at last said Morgan.  "The "limes' man says he'll take two  minutes at that," came back the. reply.  Tha. Interviewer  handed   Mr.   Morgan  twenty 'pounds, ,talked  Just  two minutes .by, both their, watches, did all" the'  ' talking himself,' and rose to go on the.  Instant.    "Why did  you  want  to ��������� see  -v.nie?^>MorKajiva3li:e<J.in;g,urioslty.--_ "Oh,  , I'"wagered brie hundred pounds that I  would interview you personally, that's  .all,", was his reply.   Morgan congratulated," him on his enterprise, .and Idls-  missed him within the third minute of  ..his call. . When asked, the other day, If  .he,kept  the  twenty  pounds,  Morgan  ' said: "Yes, and I haven't earned mon-  .' ey  In a long  time that gave  me  tha  satisfaction that twenty pounds did." -  Lincoln, even aa a young man. was  always ready 'and resourceful on  the  - platform.   In the new book, Lincoln In  .' Story, lt la related that In 1836 Lincoln  made a telling speech In an election  campaign for the State'Legislature of  Illinois. George Forquer, an old and  respected citizen, who had changed his  party, and almost simultaneously had  been appointed to.a fat office-by his-  ' new friends", was present. Just at this  time Mr. Forquer had .'completed tha  finest house In Springfield and over It  erected a lightning-rod. the flrst-In that  region. At the conclusion of Lincoln's  speech, Forquer took It upon himself to  -- reply, commencing thus: "This young  - man- will have to be taken down, and I  am sorry the task devolves upon me."  - Ha then proceeded to answer Lincoln's  argument In an able and fair but patronising manner.    At  length  Forquer  - ������nded and Lincoln had the floor to re-  - ply-' "The gentleman has seen flt,^ said  ha, ."to allude" to my being a" young  - . man, but he forgets that I am older In  ..  -jraare than In the tricks and trades ot  -". politicians.   I desire long life and t de-  ."   aire place and distinction, but I would  -_jratbei\ die _now__than, Jlke.the gentleman, live to see the day that~I "would"  change my politics for an office worth  tt.QOO a-year and  then.feel compelled  t*I������ erect  a lightning-rod  to  protect  a  ���������EUUty conscience    from    an  offended  .    <J������d."  lua-ii nsMimuiari i   Vmmi,     i j���������  Anecdotal.  George Ade, the Chlcagcl taan who  writes tho "Fables in Slans," hnlls  from Indiana, which he has anld is a  State which a man "should never go  'mck on���������or to." Tho other night he  net un Indiana woman who asked him  f lie had evor notlcsd how many bright  people come from Indiana. "Yes," he  replied, "and the brighter they are the  tulcker they come."  A lunacy commissioner was making  lis customary rounds. An Inmate  vhose particular fancy It was to pose  \a a. much-married man approached  .villi the announcement -that he had  ince again taken to himself a wife.  'And who Is the fortunate lady?" said  the commissioner. "Ah," suld the lunatic, BBnlllng'aweetly, "she's -the daughter of the devil," "Indeed; and how do  you get on together?" "Get on? Oh,  well, I got on right enough with the  wife; but It's the old people I can't put  up with."  An English mining engineer who has  come out from the Yukon brings among  other Interesting thing's evidence that  the higher the latitude the greater the  latitude. Watching a poker game In  which the stukes were heavy, he saw a  player give himself four aceB from the |  bottom ot the pack. Burning with- Indignation at such shamulcss cheating,  he turned lo a bystander and whispered, "Did you see that?" ; "See  what?" "Why, that fellow dealt himself four acesl" "Woll, wasn't tt his  deal?"  When Miss Delavelle Barrlngtbn was  playing Miami In The Greon Bushes at  the old Mary Street Theater, Cork, a  ludicrous Incident occurred. Miami has  co Jump Into the Mississippi, but when  Miss Barring-ton reached the rocky  eminence from which she had to leap  ���������ihe, saw there was no mattress below  co receive her; also the ledge of .rock  in front of the supposed,riven was too  low to conceal the actress after, her  eap. Miss Harrington, how.ever. rioth-  ng daunted, took lier leap, and came  town with a thud on the bare stage.  The situation struck a member of the  'gods," for a stentorian voice called  mt: "Oh, be Jabers, 'tis frozen!"  A salutation of respect In China Is to  comment on the mature and even venerable appearance of one's guest. When  the United States Minister to Slam (Mr.  Barrett) called officially on LI 'Hung  Chang he was accompanied by a prominent, missionary, a man eighty years  of age, with white hair and beard, who  was to serve as Interpreter. Unknown  to Mr. Bdrrett, the missionary and the  Chinaman hnd had a falling out some  years before. Li came into the*reception room, saluted Mr. Barrett cordially, and bowed stlflly to the patriarchal Interpreter. To the youthful Minister the Premier said: "I congratulate  you, sir, on your venerable mien;" and  then, nodding toward the octogenarian,  he;asked: "And Is this your son?"  A Highland laird who could not afford to keep his own piper was accustomed to employ, tha village piper when  he had company. On one occasion,  through some oversight',. Donald had  not been given his preliminary .glass of  ^whiskey before he begun his perform-,  "anoe., Accordingly, he found.his bag'-!-  pipe In a most refractory" temper. " The'  Jali-d asked .him what was the matter,  with It",-and-Donald replied that the  leather was so hard that he could do:  .nothing with it.   "What will softenlt?".'.  asked   the  anxious -Inlrd. . "Och! -Just  jivhuskey," said,Donald.   A tumbler of  "whiskey was'at once brought, which  Donald Immediately drank. "You rascal!" said the laird; "did you not say it  was  for  the '.bagpipes?"    "Och,   yoss,  ; yess,"said Donald, "but she will be a  ferry peculiar pipes this. She aye .likss  it blawed In."  Gladstone was fond of loitering  . around-the second-hand book-shop windows, and fingering the volumes which  were there displayed.' If he picked up  a -book that Interested him, he frequently became quite oblivious to his  surroundings. On one of these" occasions, a loafer, who must have carefully studied-Mr. .Gladstone's habits,  whispered .quietly": "Half a crown,  please, sir." Without raising hla eyes  from-the book, Mr. Gladstone put hla  hand, in his pocket, and handed "over  the half-crown. A few minutes, later'  he was going oft with hla prize, when  the bookseller, who knew him well by  sight, stopped him with a demand for  one shilling, the price of the book.  "But I have already given you half a  crown." said Mr. Gladstone, and explanations followed.  Notice.  t  If the party or parties who removed the  i-iin from a fluid glass at Watchman William  MaekieN Cabin at lhe Columbia bridge last  ��������� iiimni-r, will return the same to A. McHao,  I'ostmasier, thoy will receive |5 reward,  ./}//  JSTOTIOE  ^-.^  NOTICE.  Thirty daya after date I lnt������nd to apply to  he Honorable Ihe chief Ci.nimist.ioner of  iinds and W'-iika lor special lirenaea to out  *nd carry away umber from tho following  \*>cribeil lands in tho Big bend District of  lent Koutenay:  I Commehflns at a post planted two mllea  itaiye the head of Heath Pupldh on the wo.i  an It of the Columbia Klver. thence������uuih 16U  iionio, theme went 40 chain*, thence nonh  till'chains, thence east -IU ehains to the place  ���������I beginning  2. Cummeniilnc at a post planted two mllea  above the head of Heath llapida on the went  bank of the Columbia river, theme north 160  ���������haliiB, thence w^st -10 chain*, ihcncu uouth  ���������'ii- n**iii*i. thence east -10 chains to the placu  ol beginning.  Aimed inu l&th dny of January, 190.1.  D, MORGAN.  NOTICE  is  hereby given that 30 days  after date 1 will  apply to lhe Chief Commissioner   of   Lands   and   Works   for   a  special' license   to  cut and  carry   away  timber from the following described lands  in   West     Kootenay :���������Commencing    at  W,   le   Mnistre'.s   north west corner post  near Boyd's raiich  about half a mile from  the Columbia riv������r. thence east So chains,  thence south   80  chains,   thence  west 80  chains, thence north 80 chains to point of  commencement.  Dated the 23rd day of October, 1902.  '  W. le MAISTRE.  NOTiOE.  Tako notice that thirty days  after dato 1   J ' "" "     "lnuf CommUhlonerof  aucclal lloente to cut  iror  iniend to apply to the Clnuf t:omral������i*loiicr of  -and* and Winks for a  ��������� ad carry a������a  icfcri bed lauds  3STOTIOB  *ud carry away timber from  thc   following  Commencing at a post planted on thc west  side01 Dowule Creek, Kboui 100 >ardssouth of  I human .Meredith's miuth w eat corner post, and  marked Alex. Taylor's south east corner post,  .them**! nest 1G0 chain., Ihence norm 4U chains,  ilit-iicc cast 100 chains, thence south -H>chains  o the place ol commencement.  Dated this a!t; day of January, 1908.  A1JEX. TAYLOR.  NOTICE is hereby given that *"0 days  after date I will apply to tho Chief Com-  missioner of Lands and Works for a  special license to cut mid carry away  timber from the fo.low.nj,"- described lands  in West Kootenay :���������Commencing , at  I. A. Kirk's north west corner post thence  cast 40 chains, thence south 160 chains,  thence west 40 chains, thence north 160  chains to point of commencement.  Dated thc 23rd day of October, 1902.  J. A. KIRK.  THE TOWNSITE OF  ROLE  CITY..  IS NOW ON THE MARKET.  3STOTIOE  2oo ���������Lots on Sale��������� 2oo  NOTIOE.  Tako notice that thirty days after date I  mend 10 apply to the Chief Commissioner oi  Lands and Works for a special license to cut  ���������������������������1 "nrrv away timber from the following  described lands:  ".iiuiiiieiu'lue at a post planted on the south  'iank of Halfway (.'reek St Leon Springs,.  Upper Arrow Lake and about 10 miles from  ts mouth and marked Stewart Taylor's south  west corner post, thence east 160 chains, thence  lorth 40 chalns.ihcnce west 1(30chain*', thence  *oiuh <10chains to theplaeeof commeneement;  Dated the tih day of -February, 190.-;.'  HTEW'ART TAYLOR.-  .   NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  afterdate  1  will apply to the Chief Com  missioner  of. Lands  and   Works   for a  special   license to cut  and carry   away  timber from the following described lands  in   West     Kootenay :���������Commencing    at j  Peter Agren's south west comer post near |  Boyd's   ranch   on   the    Columbia   river, '  thence nonh   160  chains, thence  east 40  chains, thence   south   160 chains, thence  west 40 chains to the point of commencement.  Dated thc 23rd day of October, 1902.  PETER AGREN.  Splendid Water  Power  NOTICE.  Take rolieo that thirty days after dat" I  .utdnd to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  ..iuid.1 and Works for a special license to cut  .nd carryawuy timber from thc following  described linid**:  Commencing at a post planted on the north  bank of IliUluiiy Creek, St. Lcou Springs,  Upper Arrow Late, about 14 miles from its  mouth aud marked A. Butlers south west  corner post, thence cast ltio chains, thence  -.iiuth 40 chain*, thence west lt^ebains, tbence  lorth'-tu, chains 10 the place of commence*  ucnt.  Dated thc 7th day of February, 10P3.  . A. IIVTLEK.  ���������cstotioe  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  after date I will apply-* to thc Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a  special license to cut and carry away  timber from the following described lands  in West Kootenay :���������Commencing at  Peter Agren's south west corner post near  Boyd's ranch about half a mile from thc  Columbia river, thence east 80 chains,  thence north So chains, thence west do  chains, thence south 80 chains to thc  point of commencement.  Datod the 33rd'day of October, 1902.  ,      PETER AGREN.  G. B. BATHO,  Ferguson, B. C.  ���������^i^t$iiX'������$������'l'<t''l'*l|'l>'*tl'$l'tl|t|ll'^>^  Do You Want to Make Your BusinesslPay?  Wo Can fthow Tbo Road to Suooom  It Pays to Buy An Adverti-sinfflSpaoo in  NOTICE.  Take uotloa that thirty days   aflor date  nleiid to aj ~'   '    -' '  '    -  and*, and '  iniend to apply to thc Chief Commissioner of  Uorki for a special' lli-ense to cut  an ' *"Htrv  away  timber irom thc   following  described laud* :  t ommencing at a post planted about one  iiile east oi Deep.Cieek and about one and a  quarter miles   ouih oC'UalenH   Bay,   Upper  ���������.rrow Lakes, and about 60 feet south of wnat  .1 known as J. J. Foley's farm, and marked  ames White's northwest corner post, ihener-  -oath IGOciialns, thence cast 4u chains, luence  ���������orili 160 chains, thence west 40 chains to the  place of commencement. ���������  uated the9th day ofFebruary,.1901l.  -      'r JAMES WHITE.  Hard Luck in the West.  Th������ cowboy ������at down on the ground,  Angered * roll of bill* aud looked sadly  ���������t hli p������rd.  < "Bill," he aald. "'t's no use.   I can't  ff to town with you to-day."  -rWhy?" *aked Bill..  "I've only got |2S to my name."  "Flffffer it up ag'in," said BUI.  "No use. I've flggered lt up a dozen  times, and lt always comes out tba  same. It'll take $20 fer the drunk, dollar an' a half fer bed an' breakfast,  three an' a half fer ca'trldges, an' that  won't leave a cussed cent to pay tha  fine."���������Indianapolis "Sun."  Ouida in Her Old Age.  Oulda, as Mile. De La Ramee prefers  to call herself, Is now an elderly lady,  but she still affects the white muslin  frocks and pale blue ribbons of -a bygone era. She Is the autocratic queen  of a large circle of admirers at Florence, where sho has an Ideal home, and  an extraordinary collection of dogs.  Oulda does not like Kngland or English  life and food, and not infrequently at  London dinner-tables has asked for  cold roast beef and beer, that being the  level, she says, on which she places  SngHsh cookery.  1     ���������     i> 1  "I thought you were given a job la  the public service bocausd of the work  you did for the parly." "I waa, but I  quit." "Why?" "Why! Why, hang It  *H: they're getting so blamed-particular now that they want a fellow to  work for his salary,"���������Chtoago "Post.'*  .In the heyday of the glory and power  of the late Ward McAllister, the leader  of New York society, he was a slave  to conventions.' Like most young conservatives, he grew liberal with years.  When his brother, the late Hall.McAllister,- c*ume-to-vIs!t-hlni-from_San_  Francisco, he.looked upon lt aa an affliction of a country relative.   Hall waa  developed here,"and he wore a broad-  brimmed hat, and had something of  tbe Western breezlnese In his manner  that distressed his brother,  the New  Tork society leader.   Ward asked Hall  if he  would  please wear a silk  hat,  frock coat and gloves.   "No." said Hall,  "you attend to all that nonsense for me.  I am too old to change.   Let me go my  own way." Hall had the habit of shaking  hands  with  ladles  upon   making  new acquaintances.     This   especially  distressed his brother.   '.'It Is very bad  taste to offer your hand to a lady," explained Ward.   ' "Don't "do   It. Hall."  Finally Ward Introduced Hall to Mrs.  Astor,   and  she  cordially  offered  him  her hand.   "No, madam," said Ball.   "I  should like very much to shake hands  with  you,  but  I   can't.    My  brother  W*ard says I mustn't."  NOTICE.  TaVe notico that thirty days after date I  mend to apply to the Chief commissioner of  ands aud Worki for ja special license to cut  md carry away timber from thc following  described lands:  ���������.uuiureucniK at a post p'anted 40 cnaint-  ���������orth ol tne norm bank of Halfway creek, St  -eon Sprints, Upper Arrow Lake, and about lo  jiics from Us moutb, and marked James  Vhite's south east corner post, thence north  4 chains, thence west 80 cbamB, thence south  -.0 chains, thence caat 80 chains to tbo place of  commencement.  - Dated tbe6tb day of fobruary, 1903.  JAMES WHITE.  Notice to Creditors.  IS   THE   81'PREMF.   COUKT    OF   BRITISH  '    COLUMBIA.   ,  In tbe matter ot the estate of'banlcl Kobiuson.  late of Revelstoke, B.C., deceased.  NOTICE Is hereby given that all persons  haviiiK claims against the ctate of tbe said  Daniel-Robinson who died on or about the 19th  day of November, A. D., 1902, are required to  send.bv post prepaid c*j* to dellever to Harvey,  McC-artcr A PinkWam.Volleltors for. the Execu.  tors, on or beforu the 18th day of February .A.  D., 1908. their names,,addresses and descriptions and a,full statement ot particulars of  their claims and thc nature of the security (if  any) held by then, duly certified, and that  after the said date the Kxccutors-wlll proceed  to distribute thc assets of the docoaxea amoni*  the parties entitled thereto having regard only  to 1I1C claims of which they shall then have  notice. *���������'        . *        .  Dated this 18th day of December^ A.D., 1902.  HARVEY, MeCARTEB 4 PINKHAM,  Solicitors for the Executors  The Revelstoke Herald  and Railway men's Journal  V'"- '-. ���������-������������������ --'"���������   '"      -   '     *' - nA'  IT HAS A LARGE CIRCULATION  IT COVERS THE FIELD  IT GIVES ENTIRE SATISFACTION.  NOTICE.  Tike notice that thirty daya after date I  intend to apply to the . hief Commissioner of  Linda and Works for a special liconse to cut  and carry away timber from the following  described lands :  Commencing at a post planted about 12 mile*  from the mouth oi Halfway Creek, St. Leon  Springs, Upper Arrow Lake-and marked Stew  art Taylor's north west corner post, thence  ea*t bo ctmlns, thence south 80 [chains, thence  west gu chaiur. tbence north 80 chains to the  i.lace of <- ommencement.  Dated the 7th day of February, 1903.  8TEWARTTAYLOR.-  RANCH FOR SALE.  The administrators of the estate of John  D. Boyd deceased, offer for sale by tender  the property in the Big Bend District,  known as "Boyd's Ranch," also the  chattel property thereon, a list of which  may be seen at the office of thc undersigned. .        ���������   ���������* -    .  Tenders will be received up to Feb. 1st,  1903. The administrators will,jnot be  bound to accept the highest or any tender.  HARVEY, McCARTER &. PINKHAM,  Solicitors for Administrators.  Revelstoke, B. C, Nov. 27th, 1902.  NOTICE.  Thirty days after date I intend to apply to  be Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  .ands and Works for special licenses to cut  ind carry away timber from the following  leacrlbed lands in tbe Big Bend District 01  iVtst Koo:enay:  1.  Land Registry Act.  Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 6,'in BIOOk48, in  Town of Revolstoke, B. O.,  Map 630 B.  A CERT FICATE of indefeasible Title to the  above property will be issued to Frank Ber-  nard Lewis on the 2Sth day of February. A, D.,  1903, unless In the meantime a valid o'bjeotlcm  thereto be made to me in writing by a person  claimlnRaa estate or Interest therein or in  any part thereof.  H. F. MACLEOD,  District Registrar.  Land Registry Office, No.son,  D.   C. 17th  November, 19A2.  o  it  it  it  it  it  it  it  it  it  it  it  it-  it  it  it  ���������#_  #  it  SUBSCRIPTION RATE : . $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.  Our Job Printing Department  Is equipped with the Latest Faces of Type, the Best of, Presses and Inks, and '  we guarantee Clean, Neat and Attractive Work.      No Job" too Large or too  Small.  We Print . . .  -^  We Print ...  Dodgers,     Posters,  Envelopes    Circulars  Streamers,   Dates'  Note Heads Pamphlets  Bill Heads Letter Heads  ^,  Books.        Visiting Cards  Business Cards.  ���������  Stationery of all kinds.  Revelstoke Herald Job Room  -First ^.Stree_t._  ���������$^^^^^<^^^^^^'^^<D^^^^^^^^^^^^t^^'^^^^^^l^$^<  NOTICE.  Commencing at a post planted 100 yards  ������������������mi of the Nine Mile Bhed on Big Bend trail  and on tbe East limit of E. L.   McMahon's  A Large Covey.  - Two-, old hunters were swapping  yarns and had got to quail.  "Why," said one, "I remember a year  when quail were, so thick that you  could get eight or ten at a shot with  a rifle."  The other ont slgh**d.  "What's the matter?" said the first.  "I was thinking- of my quail hunts. I  had a fine black horse that I rode everywhere, and one day out hunting  quail I saw a big covey on a low  branch of a tree. I threw the bridle  rein over the end of the limb and took  a shot,  "Several birds fell and the rest flew  awaf.  "Well, sir, there were so many quail  on that limb that w:.en they flew oft tt  sprang back Into place and hung my;  hcrsel"���������Los Angelei "Times."  timber limit, and marked George Johnaon'a  north wefci corner pott, thence south 16u  .���������h&lns, thence eaiit -10 chains, tbence north ICO  ehalm, thence wost 40 chains to tbe place of  beginning.  2. Commencing at a post planted 100 yards  east of tbe -Sine Mile shod on Big Bend trail,  and on tbe cast limit of E. L. McMahon's  timber limit, and marked George Johuvon'K  south went corner post, thvnce north 160  chains, thence east 40 rbaiua, thence south 160  chain., thence wist 40 chains to tbe place of  beginning.  Dated thlB 15th day of January, 1908.  GE������ HGE JOHKSOK.  NOTICE.  JOTICE 19 IlbREBY GIVEN" that Thc Fred  Robinson   ..umber    Company,    Limited,  o  apply to chat ' "'   "-to "llAKBOK.  Limited  Dated February 12th, 1903.  HARVEY McCARTER *������ PINKHAM,  Feb-12-*tm.        . Solicitors for the Company.  intend to  apply to change  tbe name of the  company to ������������������ llAKBOK LUMBER COMPANY,  McKahon Bros. & Company,  Limited.  Notico is hcrebv given that MeMahon Bros,  aud Company, Limit :d, intend to change the  name of tbe company to The Big Bend Timber  and Trading Company, Limited.  Dated this 10th day of February, 1963.  HARVEY, McCAETEK A PINKHAM,  3 m Solicitors for the Company.  Thirty days aflor date I intend to apply to  the Honorable The Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for special licenses to rut  and carry away timber Irom thc following  described lands in the Big Bend Dlntrlet of  West tvooteua}: -  1. Commencing at a post planted about three-  quarters of a mile cast of the Columbia. Klver  at a point about a quarter of a mile houth of  the Korku, of tbe Smith Creek and Gold *-jircnm  trails and marked J. Umllh'snoutU west corner  post, thence north 1C0 chains, thence cast 40  chains, thence south 160 chains, thence west  40 chains to thc place of beginning.  3. Commencing at a poBt planted about  three-quarters of a mile east of the Columbia  River at a point about .a quartorof a mile  south of the forka 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 chaius to the place  of beginning.  Dated this 15th day of January, 1903.  J. SMITH.  TIME TABLE  S. S. ARCHER OR S. S. LARDEAU  NOTIOE.  Thirty days afler dato I intend t apply to  the Honorable the Uhlef Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special license to cut  and carry away timber, from the following  described lands In tho Big Bend District 0/  WOBt Kootenay:  Commencing at a post planted.four miles  above tbe head of Death Rapids on the west  bank of the Columbia River and marked W. J.  Cummlngs* south east corner post, thence  north lfiO chains, thence west 40 chains, thence  south 160 chains, thence east 40 vbalns to the  place of beginning.  Dated tills 15th day of January, 1903.  Running between A rrowhead,' Yhomson's  Landing and Comapllx, commencing October  14th, 1901, will sail as lollows, weather permitting:  Leaving Arrowhead for Thomson's Landing  and Comapllx twice dally���������10k. and 16k.  Leaving Comapllx and ihomson'a Landing  for Arrowhead twice daily���������":15k und 1.1:451c  Making close connections with all C. P. R.  Steamers and Trains.  Tho owners reserve the right to change times  of sailings without notice.  The Fred Robinson Lumber Co., Limited  Daily  V. J, CUMMING*).  MORTGAGE SALE  Of Property in the Town of  Revelstoke, in the Province  of British Columbia.  tinder and by vlrtuo of thc powers of sale  contained in n certain mortgage, which will  he produced at the time of sale, there will be  sold by nubile auction on Saturday, the 28tb  day of February, 1803,- at two o'clock in the  aftornoon, at the Court House, Kevelstoke, tbe  following property, namely, thc southwest  half of Lot Ten (10), in Block 8ix (6), and the  southwest half of Lot Nino (9|. in Block Six (6),  Townslte of Revelstoke.  Terms of Sale���������Ten per cent of purchase  money cash, balance within thlrtydays from  date of sale.   Sale subject to a reservo bid.  Further terms and conditions on application to  JAHE8 TAYLOR, Auctioneer,  Or to  . MACDONELL, McMASTRR & GEARY,  . Solicitors for thc Vendor.  TO CAMBORNE AND GOLDFIELDS FROM BEATON  Shortest and flout Direct Route to the FUhj River QoM Camp*.  Daily Stage leaves Beaton for Gold Camp** oa arrival of JBo*** at  IS  ���������'clock ;  arriving at destination that same afternoon.  .Stable*  supplied   with  Single.  Double,  for any part of the District.  Saddle and Pack Ho������m������ aad Praight *������������������������������>  ANDREW M. CRAIG,  Proprietor.  WOOD  For Sale.  The undersigned having contracted for the  whole of MeMahon Bros, brood Is prepared to  supply Mill wood at  $2 Per Load  4^*Cedar Cordwood���������13.00 delivered..^(9  d^Hsrdwood *"���������*��������� equally low. rates.  ..Thos. Lewis..  Orders left at O. B. Bine 4 Co., Morrfs A  Steed's, or at mill will have prompt attention.  Your Winter Supply  Of Vegetables  Should be your-Hrst cob.  "   aideration at this time of  tbe year.    I h*ye * lar-ca  stock, alt   bonie^ grown.  , including  Potato**, Cabta-re. Carrots, ttc^ ltd,  Also a large .quantity   of  first class  Timothy ami Ctovor May.  Write for prices and particulars to  S. Crowle, Revelstoke, B. C. - ���������   ������������������������  i The Six of  Indifference.  v  J**'  Its'  I'f"  -Hutclipns C   liishop,   Kector St.  Phillips Church, Mew York  City.  Beavep In Manitoba.  "Loarnlnf-r to Smile.  "So then because thou art lukewarm,  and neither cnlil nor Sot", I will spew  thee out of ray month."���������Key. iii., 18.  Of the varioi s t-hurges brought against)  the Seven Chur.!ios of Asia Minor none  ���������was Tnort-* serious than that of the text  ���������made against lhe (.'huroli of Laodicoa J  none that called forth greater coadema*  ���������tion and required aKtre drastic treatment.  J-aodicca wns a very beautiful and  IHreepcrous city of Asia Minor. It stood  ob one of thc i oads leading to Damascus ami 'Arabia, nnd through it continually flowed a largo stream of triillie,  so that its inl.nl. t nts h.came very rich.  The Christian Church was early established there, and it soon became a centre of religious' activity. St. Paul, in  liis epistle to the Colossians, expresses  his joy on account of the "order" and  steadfastness of faith of the Christians  of Lacdkca. lt was, however, only  1 about thirty-live years after that St.  ."John, in writing for tho "faithful and  -true witness," brings against this same  -' church tlie accusation of 'lukewormiieas,  of being "neither cold nor hot."  Thc charge  is not one  of raonil  degradation.    The Christians of Laodicci  ---xvere not lacking the sense of right con-  '  '--duct   ia   lit>.     Honesty,   integrity   and  7'urity weie doubtless not only consider-  ������d virtues, but were oultlvatcd as such,  'i'heir prosperity,  in  which they felt  a  Just pride, required that they give heed  to such qualities.    Nor i* it that there  ���������was an absolute denial  of faith.    Ths  great verities of the ��������� Christian religion  ���������were no doubt held to as implicitly u-  in any  other  part  of  the ohurch,  and  any attack upon ti.em would have met  ���������a resolute, and determined deieace.   Nor  is'it'a disregard of the ordinary obligations  of religious    duty    ami    custom.  ��������� These were, in-all probability regularly  and      cheerfully      discharged.        Then  churches  were  well 'ci[ui..p.d  and   well  ���������ntt-aided,  ns we would say.   Tlieir evident satisfaction would'seem to indicate  this to be so, and th-ir.eminent respectability   would   require .that   everything  be done "decenllv and in oider."  What, then, is the charge ? They  were .'simply lukewarm, indifferent.  Doubtless many of the Laodiceans felt  that this was not a .very,serious offence,  and hardly, deserved" the condemnation  tittered against, it. They might have  l.ecnflvery much worse, and yet could  . scarcely have teen censured more se-  ���������������errly. ' It is not possible always to be  -tnthusiastic and earnest to the extent  t>i being "hot." Is it better, then, to  l.c ������������������cold"-.? '-.-This ntethod of reasoning  nccms on the face of it quite reasonable,  oiid ever since this letter was written  there have been those who have taken  ������icepticn to it because they have failed  to understand its severity.  .Let it.once be understood that luke-  tvarmncss, or indifference, is a sin, and  then it is easy to account fur its utter  condemnation.    To  be su.e, it is not a  Kin   codifit-d' under  a   speciiic.it ion   Mich  :   as "Thou  shalt not steal," "Thou shalt  :   not covet," but wc cannot be inilillcrcut  .-to these laws    without    shortly    bciiif?  " girf.ty of them, and, even thoi gh we liia.v  Jiot   fail   into   their  actual   cjmmi.-siou,  .-we are  estopped   in   our  abhorrence  of  One of our exchanges, noting tho fact  that colonics of beaver are still to be  found in Manitoba, a quantity of new  dams being in evidence in Boggy Creek,  wliich, we believe,  is on the northeast  slope of the Hiding Mountains, states,  says The Boissevain Recorder, that few  outsiders aro  aware  of  the  fact  that  thero are still beaver in Manitoba.   The  Star  recently  described    the    position  which some of these interesting animals  occupy on the banks of the Souris, near  the Town'', of H&rtncy,    and along   the  Assiniboine and Souris Rivers those who  are interestod con find in many places  evidences  of   their   preeenoe,   although  the exigencies of the    situation    have  compelled them to abandon the smaller  streams and  their habits of    building  dams and becoming what is known aa  bank beavers.     A nalfbreod recently informed us that a beaver had bo-aa killed this fall oa ths Willow Creek, a tributary to the Souris, whioh is on th*j  Dakota  side at the Turtle Mountains,  and if tbe laws sould only be strictly  enforced thoro is ao reason why they  should not increase  and again  occupy  some of the  favorable positions which  abound throughout the wilder districts  ���������f Manitoba.  The ICodera Novel.  The London Globo says:���������There   has  been a good deal of correspondence and  argument in the papers of late about  the modern novel, and The Academy has  gone so far as to hold a plebiscite in order to discover which are the most popular novels recontly published.   With the  novels  which  headed  the  list,   and   so  may  bo supposed  to have found most  favor in tho eyes of the public, we aro  not specially concerned, but the general  result is  lamentable.    It  brings before*  us what we would gladly have forgotten���������the appalling dearth of great novelists from which we are suffering: at  present.    With the exception    of   -Wr.-  Mereditb. and Mr. Thomas Hardy there  is no one who even approaches'   first-  class rank, and,    what    is    worse) no  one who even holds out the promiso of  approaching it in the future.   Meredith  and  Hardy,    moreover,  who    were,  of  course, not mentioned in tho plebiscite),  belong rather to tho past than to tire  present, for they have long since made  their reputations,  and there is no one  who can take their place.   Our greatest  living  writer,  Mr.  Kipling,  is a  writer,  of short stories rather  than of novels,  and all the best men shine moro in short  than in long stories.    For the time being we are in n period of transition, but  there can be  no  doubt  that the  novel  will before long flourish as it used to,  for never was there a greater  demand  for fiction than there is nowadays.   But  it is pretty clear tliat so far tho great  men to  come have not    yet    begun  to  write, or at any rate to publish.  Special training in the art of smiling  is now being given by a London beauty  doctor. All one has to do is to choose  thc kind of a smile she wants, and presto, it is upon her features. The doctor  further promises to equip a limited number of titled ladies with the smile of  their Queen. She guarantees to teach  the lips of any lady of thc Court ths  ineffable sweetness that Alexandra has  learned from life. The fad, according to  a London daily paper, hus taken serious  hold on society, aud there are sure to  bo some amusing results. Still, the idea  is not bad. The world wants brighter  looks aud the household is fairly crying  for them. Thore was talk about tha  matter at a woman's club the other day,  and one member attempted to demon*  strate the peculiarities of tbe Queen's  muscles of laughter. Tho demonstrator  was not mado for any su������h role, but  she did her best.  "first, the (Jueea'a nouta droops wilh  aa adorably sad quiver at the corners,"  she explained. "Then ber whole face  softens and her smile is like a burst of  sanshine."  The audience was impressed j the Heating closed in thoughtful quiet.  At the door one of the girls met her  brother, who shortened his step to walk  home with her.  The two were pretty good friends, and  they walked in silence for a little while.  But once or twice the man lookedJiowu  at his sister as though >*out to Hpeak.  Perplexity sat on his brow. Pretty soon  he said :-���������.  "Will you tell me what you are trying to do f.  T'Will you tell me what you are talk*  F p Horsemen.  There may bo certain marks which  indieato a good milker, but there is no  sure guide except to weigh the milk and  thc food. The farmer will then know  exactly tho kind of cow he: has and how  much her milk costs.  British  For   the  ing about?" she retorted.  am talking about those extraordinary grimaces you are making, you  are not getting any nervous trouble, are  you V  "I was only smiling," she answered,  with dignity. "I should not think 1  would have to explain that."  "Yon weren't smiling," he growled.  Tou were mouthing. And I want you  to stop it.   What'll folks think ?"  "I am practising Queen Alexandra's  ���������mil**." she said loftily. "Mrs. Trippe  told us just how she docs it, and 1 want  to try It while it's fresh in my mind."  He roared with laughter.  "Well, you postpone it," he said, "or  I'll call a hansom and shut you in. The  Queen's smile! Why, Nell, what is tlio  matter with your ownT"  It's a good story, although it probably originated in the busy brain of  some energetic space writer.  =������nd activity ajri-inst their commission in  -������������������others.    And  this is just as much  our  "^Ohristian duty as to avoid our own in-  -���������^dividual  guilt. "Indifference  is  not   so  'vmucfa.a   Bin in  itself    as  it is in    its  >-ODsequences.    Therein     lies   its   great  i-anger.   It leads to sel'-c-mpl ancc and  -Mif-T-atisiactn-n, and then to sclf-.ecep-  i:o*.i. and ultimately ends in moral and  i3.ri.-ual  death.    Of ail conditions it is  lhe nest deplorable, because of the dilli-  -laMy in finding a basis of rppeal and of  -* Itr hopelessness o'f arousing a sense of  -���������rt^ponsibility.    It  turns a  deaf ear to  the   most   earnest   entreaties,  it   closes  the vision-to sights that  would .other-  ;wif>e be appalling.   In short, it dulls all  .the finer perceptions, and leaves a man  - well-nijrh  unimpressionable.  The Laodicesns were in danger of lapsing into this linai condition, am! it was  -necessary that they should be stirred to  -a knowledge of their true slate. They  -*WCT<r_arr1Ta=dy^dec1jf^  wcTe "rich and increased with goods"  *hoy felt they had "need of nothing,"  and" knew not" that they were "wretched  and r-ii-erable, and poor and blind nnd  naked." They were indeed in a most  perilous stats." ������  This hall and half,  "neither cold  nor  bet."  con���������.on   is   too   common   among  those  who  profes3  and  call   themselves  Christians to-day.    How many churches  and   church-going  people  can  find  their  condition -portrayed in this snd letter to  the.������c pioplc of old I    They perhaps cannot be said to be "cold" ; that is. so utterly regardless of religion or of Christian Iaii.li or. custom.    But. as certainly  they are not "hot," not filled with love  and real and desire for Chri.-t. willing to  do all,  bear all,  be all, or anything or  nothing, that the honor of His name "may  ���������Be inra-pn������ed and the boundaries of His  kingdom   enlarged.    "A   dpvoiit  spirit,  a  .fervent zeal, and an all-sacrificing love,  '.these.arc.the marks of a vigorous faith,  ������*nd wherever these are lacking there is  iBanger of lapsing into the sin of iniliffer-  ���������enoe.    What means it that vice Haunts,  itself unbiusbingly in  our streets,  that  ���������poverty and misery and want surround  -���������as on "every  side,  that greed and gain  and oppression arc too often the source*  .���������f prosperity?   Is it not that the Christian church'and Christian people are in-  .aifferent   to    these   conditions ?   Truly  aneh a state must be abhorrent to Him  arbo demnnds that all should love.  Him  ���������jrith   their  whole  heart  and   soul   and  atrength.    Let  us then  be  warned   le-it  that  terrible supposition  that man can  ������-lcken  and  disgust  the  Infinite,  be  fulfilled  in  ourselves,  and  lest  the  Divine  threat be executed  against,  us,   "I  will  spew thee out of mr mouth."  Labor in South Africa.  Tho Johannesburg correspondent of  The New York Evening Post, discussing  the difficulty from the scarcity of labor  in South Africa, says:���������Mr. Chamberlain, in his correspondence with tho  Chartered Company, has already made it  clear that while he is Colonial Secretary he will sanction neither the introduction of Chinamen nor anything akin  to forced labor. As yet it is only tho  mining managers who hint at the introduction of Chinamen; and, so far, thc  Chamber of Mines lias .persistently kept  itself aloof from any of these suggestions. Popularly thero would be an intense opposition to the incoming Chinamen. Among the employing classes nil  over South. Atrica, however, there is a  strong feeling, to which expression is  freely given, that in some way or another thc natives must be compelled to  work for the white man. I have several  times been told on my travels in this  country that white men intend to do .13  they like with the natives; tliat on tUi3  matter they will tolerate no interference  from home, and it seems to me that this  question of native labor threatens more  general friction with the home Government than any of the questions arisinz  more directly out of thc war. Jt seriously affects all tha colonies. Development in South Africa binges everywhere  on native labor, and the "British Pariin-  ment will have to be on.its guard during the next few years, lest by excessive hut taxes or by agrarian legislation the natives are reduced to a condition of-slavery. There is no middle  ground between slavery and the existing  social and industrial position of the  rican native. u ��������� ���������  "I Feel Like Thirty Cents."  JThe origi^of slang has always been a  This world is but a crowded car,  In  which ehrewd men, perhaps,  May find a seat', but niost of un  Must hang on to the straps.  ���������Chicago News.  puzzle to philologists, but onee in~a  while a current phrase can be traced to  its source. The colloquialism, "To fee!  like thirty cents," is apparently, nonsen-  sical, but it is certainly the most rone-  fill expression of the "day for denoting  small, mean and contemptible in one'V  owr, sight. Its origin is thus 'explained  by a Philadelphia lawyer, who sometimes  practises in Mew York : ���������  "Thtre is a vagrant law in New York,  under which a person having no visible  means of support may he placed in durance, lt has also been decided in that  State that a person having so small a  sum as thirty lients in his possession -. Iia-i  ���������vifible means of support.' Now, there  is no law in New York, except the vagrant law, under which pool-sellers and  gamblers of that sort may be b-:ld.  Shortly after the decision just mentioned was formulated two gamblers were  captured in a raid and taken to the  Tenderloin station house. Tliey sent for  a lawyer, who came and had a talk with  tlie.m. 'ft will never do to make any  show of money her".' he snid. 'Give  me your rolls.' They handed their w.nl.-i  over to him, and he gave each of tlicm a  quarter and a nieklc, with instructions  to produce the coins when ho asked  them to do so in court.  "When their cases were called the  lawyer got them off on tho plea th-it  they were not vagrants, each having thc  legal amount of funds in his possession.  .Just ae thc decision was renderpd in  favor of his clients, a messenger cnt.T  ed the court room and required the lawyer's presence at the Supremo Court. lire  left without seeing his clients, and they  wended their way to the nearest saloon.  "'How.do you feci ?' said one.  "���������Like  thirty  cents,'  said   the other  'and  probably will  until   1  get my roll  back, or what's left of it.'  "And that's how Mint phrase wns  started on Its travels."  Only a Few Greyhounds.  Tlie world hears so much about ocean  greyhounds that break thc record, and  of the fierce competition to cut down  the time for crossing the Atlantic, that  it may readily be pardoned if it thinks,  steamers  of more    than    twenty-knot  Epecd far more numerous    than    they  really are.    A table printed in  the report of tho Commissioner oi Navigation,  compiled  from  Lloyds  Register, of  the  date of July 1, 1902, sought to disabuse  thc public  mind of its  error    on    this  point.   This table takes cognizance of all  screw  Btcamers in the  world  of    2,000  gross tons or more of twelve-knot speed  nnd upwards.   Of the 1,238 steamers covered by the compilation only 20 had authenticated  speed  records  of  20  knots  and over.   Of these 20, 7 were British, 5  German, 4  American,  2  French,  and  2  Russian. Of the 1,238 steamers, 400 wcra  of  12  knot3, 304  of   13, and  135  of   14.  After passing 14 knots the classes rapidly diminish in number. Thus there were  but 9 of  19  knots and only    18    of 18  knots. Judging from this table, 17 knots  is regarded as  thc  happy medium    between  speed and profit, for there were  57 of this class, of which 9 were under  the American  flag.      Prom  a table accompanying   the  one   referred   to  it   it  apparent that there are few commercial  inducements to build very large steamers of very high speed.   In the last two  years there has  bei������n  but one addition  to each of the 20-knot, 19-knot, and 18-  knbt cla������ses, whereas there were at the  time the enumeration waa made  (1902)  46 more 12-knor   steamers   than   there  were in 1900.    Classified by flags, Great  Britain owns more than ono-bclf of all  the 2,000-ton steamers in the world, having 664 under her register.      Germany  comes  second,  with  127;-France  third,  with 116, and the United States fourth,  ���������with  108.    Japan  is a poor fifth,  with  40.,.    ���������  Woman's Failure in Her Sphere.  Women who choose to stay in the  home will be glad to know that  the men are coming to their relief. So says Charlotte Teller, in  an interesting article in "Everybody's  Magazine." Miss (or Mrs.) Teller starts  off with the cheerful declaration that  "woman has failed in her own peculiar  sphere"���������she has "never made any apparent effort to change her environment  by inventing ways and means; consequently hor work is still disorganized  and generally inefficient." But man is  hurrying to her rescue. He "is undoubtedly 'bringing order out of a domestic  chaos by taking the various household  occupations into tho business world." It  would be pleasant to record that he is  doing this from a sense of gallantry, but  it would not be true���������"he is undertaking  the work for business reusons, and for  those reasons he is almost sure of success."  Man has taken weaving out of ths  homo and put it into the factory, and  ho has taken over the manufacture of  well nigh every article worn by every  member of the family, from hats to  shoes. He has solved the lighting problem, doing away with the troublcsomo  kcroscno lamps, and has developed the  modern laundry, robbing wash-day of its  old-time horror.   To nuote further:  "Whon man stepped over tho kitchen  threshold he showed his daring. But his  excuse was again a valid one: it paid  him to do it. Ho bcg.in to can fruits  and fish in great quantities; vegetables  were grown far from . the home of the  probable ..cbiisumer. .' and sent cither  canned or crated in refrigerator-cars  whichhad comet into being with the do*  mand.for them. Prepared foods for  those who must cook before hurrying  off to work in the morning, delicacies  > for' thc epicure, and health foods for  those who have acquired conscious digestion from too great unconscious cerebration, were put in the markets. . . .  "The tendency of all occupations to  leave the home lias never been regarded  as dangerous, yet it moans that man is  robbing woman of her' sphere. He is  freeing labor in the home and calling for  more of it upon thc market-places and  in tho factories. ��������� Woman will answer  the call and step into the industrial  open with the assurance tliat her presence is needed there more than in tlie  household, because man has stepped into  her place in tlie laundry, the kitchen,  and the sewing-room. lie is doing hit  work better than she ever did it; because  he is working on the principles he 1ms  found to underlie good results in any'-  trade���������division of labor and organization. When ho has undertaken a domestic problem, he has looked it square  ly in the face, and if tlio equipment wa-*  not equal to tbe demands of the situn  tion, he has invented new and improve...  machinery. He has learned the value ol  co-operation between man and man.-and  between man and machines, whereas woman is as strongly individualistic wit!  regard to her brcndpins and washtub-  its though there were no such thing a=  advance possible."  Some Peculiar La-ws.  London Tit Bits has been making a.  study of peculiar law3 and mentions the  following for the guidance of all'whose  ^desirfl----is^^to-strijggle^Uiroiigli^liie^with^  out breaking more laws than can be  helped :���������Last year" an officer in a royal  regiment wbb arrested for attempting  to get married, in spite of the fact that  he and the bride-elect were eligible for  the married state. As it happened, however, his relatives were opposed'to tho  match, and had resource to a regulation which, although still in vogue, is  seldom exercised, and which gives the  Sovereign and War Office power to interfere in thc .matrimonial affairs of any  officer in a royal regiment. It is, therefore, a crime for an officer thus placed  to enter the bonds of matrimony against  the wishes of tho powers that be,.and  and one puni.s1ia.ble with dismissal from  the army and six months' imprisonment;  but whether the individual in question  was faithful to his vows or not the writer is unaware.  'A few months ago a young Englishman waa sentenced to a fortnight's iio-  pirsonment for kissing his fiancee is  the streets of Odessa. It is strictly  illegal for lovers to osculate in publVo  in southern Russia, and it was only after  considerable trouble on the part of tha  British Consul that the too-amorous  youth was liberated .at the expiration of  three days' captivity, and even then his  sentence was commuted to a f?ne.  In a famous Scotch tow* you cflfn b������  fined Is for throwing orange peel in the  streets, or if you h.ippen to be in Chester and omit to raiso your hat when a  funeral is passing, any policeman who  witnesses your disrespect can arrest you,  Inasmuch -.is you are breaking a regulation of that ancient city. But an even  more peculiar law forbids you to sell  your body to a hospital for dissection  after death. Some people do. so. certainly, buk they could he punished if discovered, becauso your body legally belongs to yo'ir relatives and to sell it  makes 'you guilty of fraud.  Columbia   Horses  East.  The   recent  ahipment   of  British  Columbia    horses    to   Ontario    naturally  puggests  three important  points,  viz. i  (1) What does the eastern market demand ?    (2)   >, hat. can the west supply!  (3)  What atcps 'should    be    taken    by  western breeders to meet the demand >  The cessation of breeding operations in  Ontario   some  nine   or   ten   years  ago  caused a rise in prices, and the requiro-  incuts of tho army in South Afiica increased  the demand,    General  businras  prosperity has led to an active inquiry  for drivers and farm horses in the conn  try, and for all kinds of harness horses  heavy draughts, express horses and or  dinary strcctcrs in-ihe cities.   The lunr  ber  business  being exceptionally   brisk  a large number of heavy horses are re  quired  in thc numerous logging camps.  Heavy  drafts are easi'y  worth $400' a  team.   These must be from l.SOO'pouiid-  up, and are wanted ns heavy as possible.  Express horses arc generally used single  must be active aiid able to trot wish n  good   load.    Th������y  should   weight  Irom  1,200   pounds,   and   are   worth   about  $l.r>0.     Ordinary . strecters     for   delivery waggons, hacks, etc., vary in size,  style, action, weight 'and age.    Drivers,  carriage-'horses  and  saddle  horses  so.'!  largely  according  to  style,   action   nn-i  manners, and will run from $123 to 9303  In Manitoba anil the farming sections'  of thc Northwest Territories thore ha-  bcen and will be next spring a good de  mand for horses, modium-and heavy, for  farm-work and railway construction, al  so  drivers  for  liverymen   and   famicr-i.  There has also been a good trade in Indian ponies, used for herding, driving or  for children to ride to school.    Of .all  the various classes, the  west, vis., the  western portion  of  thc Territories  and  the interior of British Columbia, can sup  ply  comparatively  few over  the  1.000,-  pound limit, thc  few  horsos  over  that  weight being not more thin will supply  local demnnds.   But of horses about thnt  weight  there are lnrge numbers of useful,  hardy horses,   with  exco'l nt  bnn",  which at present prices it  will  pay  to  ship, but the market must not be overdone at any one time.  To Ontario and Manitoba a large  number of western prnies of n very pnoi  class have been shipped. T'li-sp" shipments have injured the reputation of  western horses, and hive led the Ontario man in particular to believe that  there is nothing better in the west tliar.  the untamable broncho stock, and at  the present time he will not bid on anything branded, beyoi'd what he considers  a bargain, because he thinks his purchase is bound to give him more troubl?  than local stock. Graded heavy horse-  are no more dillicult to break than east  em horses, and the brand is seldom co'i  spicuous enough to be called a blemi.-h.  It is a matter of surprise to a western  man' to hear it commented upon as a  blemish and a mark of wickedness, nnd it  the eastern man would consider for a  moment that a horse ranch could l.ot be  conducted without branding be might  look upon it with less disfavor. In re  gard to hardiness, endurance and bone  the western horse is equal to the enst-  ern, ar.d, once broken, he will be a- ge ���������-  tie as any. In our recent shipment of  western horses to' Toronto perple ca'ne  to thc stables and poked thc hors:>s with  umbrellas, etc., and while not* criticizing the reasonableness of such actions,  the fact remains that.thc horses took  the treatment with equanimity.  The question of whether or not the  horses should bo broken brings up a  number of points. In Manitoba and  thc Territories some people are suspicious of broken horses, as they know  that the horse rancher as s rule brcnk-i  few horses, and they tliirk there m-iy bo  something wi**ng with anything broken  that is offered for sale.  A fat hoiBe will sell much better than  one out of condition. If the horses aie  to be broken it must be seen to tint  when they come to be shipped they are  in good condition, as this may easily  mean a difference of $30 p*.' head. In  handling a bunch of horses it is necessary, in order to keep down cxp *nscs  and to prevent loss of condition, to put  them on the market as quinkly as possible from the time they leave their pasture, as every extra day means los-, ol  money.  The accommodation .pn the C.I'.It. i-1  none too good, the condition of srnne ol  thc yards along the line being bad. nnd  .tbe^������ej-y.ic!*_'-ve**t_o*-~.C.i Ig iry_sli,w. K_st  of Calgary stoek trains maki" g*>od tiuip  and arc handled well and quickly as a  mle.    The   C.P.K.   authorities)   have   always shown  a disposition   to as������ist tha  live stock men in every way,  und suitable provision will no doubt be.inan'o immediately   to   handle   thin   new   line   ol  trade.    Cheaper hay'aiould be provided  at most of the leading pomis.    Kightnen  to  twenty dollars   per  (cm  is  too   miieh  to charge for hay, and in consequence trie I  larger dealers purchase tlu-ir own..'J.'liurg '  is every reason to expsct. that.tbe trade  in  horses will continue and grow,    'i'jis  west can raise horses cheaper than  the  east, and of as good quality.    For this  reason   thc west  can   look   forward   to  the profitable export of horses, as well  as beef, but it is probable that the eintern dealer will do the breaking and educating,  and  be' will  linil   the  profitable  markets  for   the  best of  the.-e  h r.-ics,  when   thoroughly  broken,   in   tho  oitio*  of the east and of the old country, 'J'hic  will  leave  to  the  rancher  the  bu**i'nrs*  of   raising   horses,   supplying   his   I e������l  market and' making ;regular   shipment.  to some reliable a������cti;.nrfcr in tho <"nx!.l . .     fn the west the 'aim-should .-.bo to grnir j plot of Mr. Stephen Phillips's 'Paolo and  'one*. Tin*   Pranccsca,' a  performance  of which  he  The "Nose For News."   .  An interesting incident is told in  the New York "Times" of the exploit of an office-boy connected with  that journal. The telegraph editor,  and members of tho staff had gono home  in the curly morning of a day last fall.  Their, work was done, and the paper  had gono to press. The offleo-boy. tired  and sleepy, sat at his desk finishing up  somo little task preparatory to going  home.  Just as he was leaving thc room one  of the carriers used to bring messages  through tho tube from tho Associated  Press offloo leaped out into the receptacle. Mechanically the boy stepped  over to tho tube, and, lifting: out the  envelope, tore it open. Hastily glanc-  incr down tlie page, he saw that it was  a Bulletin of moat important news. He  -had been long enough in the office to  realize the value of news.  Ho looked around the rooms, but not  an editor was left to whom he could refer the matter; so he ran upstairs to  the composing-room and had a consultation with the foreman, who at ones  recognized the valuo of the news item.  Tho office-boy and foreman prepared  the despatch for the printers, put thc  head-lines upon H, and had it sot up.  Meantime the preases in the basement  were grinding out the. morning edition*.  A message was. sent by the foreman to  the. pressroom to stop tlio printing. One  of the stereotyped plates was taken off  nnd a-now one, containing the new matter, substituted.  Prom that time on until dawn this  boy was tho cditor-in-chinf of the paper,  nnd got out three editions. He did not  know whether his act would meet with  tho approval of his superiors or not,  but he was doing what he felt ought to  be done; and, in tact, ho had saved the  paper from being beaten by-its rivals.  When he came down to the'office a  few hours later, a little anxious, he  found himself- in high favor. His act  was chronicled on thc. office bulletin-  board, and he was commended for his  thoughtfulness and enterprise. The editor-in-chief further told the boy that  his salary,had been raised, and that a  place was open to bim on t'^o staff of  reporters.  Humor of the Hour.  Waggs���������Young- JJooit Is* going Outpace that kills.  Jnggs���������Ah, drunk J  Waggs���������No, He's running am auto.���������  Chicago Daily News..  Prailman���������-Ah, doctor I 1 called to  ask for your bill against me for servioo  during my recent illness.  Doctor���������Yes f That's strange, for ������.  was just about to make it out.  Prailman���������What is the amount f  Doctor���������It's just an even* !ji300.  Prailman���������What! You don't tell ������������������������  it's that much ; why,. I believe if 1 had  known 1 was as sick as that it would  have killed in������.���������Boston Courier.  Slush.���������'^Well, aunt,", remarked the  city man, on a visit to his old home in  the'country, "it certainly docs look like*  snuw."  ' "Looks like mow J" exclaimed the native.   "Why, it's snowing now."  "Yes. and 1 Bay it looks like snow..  Snow never looks like snow in tbe city."  ���������Philadelphia Press.  When I go down to grandma's, where  There's always lots of cake and pie,  !  I spread my bread with jelly there       j  And stuff up till I' nearly die I  The greatest fun you ever saw  Is slidin' from their,steep roof���������say,.  And the hand that used to spank my pa  Sews up iny trousers every day.  -   .-     ���������Chicago Record-Herald.  Briggs���������Are you ever troubled with.  corns ? ���������  Griggs���������I am that. People who have-  them are all thc time getting their feet  under mine.���������Bobt'on Transcript.  One of William Black's Yarns.  1. WIIY DONT THEY WAIT?  What a woman  tells her friends her  new servant is a day or two after hirinr������  her.  Stories which illustrate thc Scotch  habit of thrift are constantly  coming to light. There was one  which greatly 'amused the late William  Black, and which his biographer, Sir  Wemyss Reid, says he wns fond of relating. It is a story within a story, and  although one part of it is. old thc rest  is not.  Somebody was telling a Scotchman a  tale which ho hud just been reading of  a certain Eastern potentate who, having taken offence nt the doings of his  grand vizier, had ordered him to be put  to death. Thc victim knew he must die,  but he wished to die oomfortably. Ho  was" aware that his master's chief executioner was veiy proficient, and oould  'despatoh his victims not only with  swiftness, but with no appreciable suffering. Accordingly lie sent for the executioner, and oflj?rcd him a large sum  of money on condition that ho would  put him to death Without pain..  The executioner promised to do his  best, and the grand vizier went to his  doom in a frame of pious resignation.  Kneeling to receive the fn'al blow, he  was conscious that the swo,d of tho executioner ,was -whirled about his head,  but he fc-lt nothing. " '���������'  "How is this?" he said. "You undertook for a lurge sum of money to put  me to dcatli instantaneously and without pain, yet you are only playing with  mo nnd prolonging my misery. Do your  work quickly!"  Thereupon the executioner stepped up  to tho condemned man and offered him  a pinch of snuff. The vizier took the  pinch of snuff' and sneezed, and forthwith his -head tumbled from his shoulders.  This is thc story which, according to  Mr.  Black, was  I old  to  a  fellow-countryman of liis.   The Scotchman" listened  ii ml at ihe end said:   '  "Well?"  "Well!" repeated the interlocutor.  "What do you mean?"  "I'm waiting for the finish of the  story," said thc Scot.  "But you've got thc finish," said tho  other.' "Don't you sec? The executioner was so clever that he cut thc fellow's'  neck in two without letting hiin feel  it."  ."Oh, aye. I kent thaA weel encugh,  but that's not thc point. What I want  to know is, did thc executioner get the  money ?"  A small girl who has just begun to  attend school recently brought home a  pumpkin seed, and told her mother that  the -teacher said that although the seed  was white the pumpkin would be yellow.  "And what will be color of the vines  be ?" asked the mother.-  Thc little girl replied that the teacher had not taught her that.  "But," said her mother, "you know,  dear, for wc have pumpkin vines in our  garden."  "Of course I do, but we ain't expected  to know anything until we are taught."  ���������Youth's Companion. "  Towne���������Bragg seems to be a charitable fellow, after all. He was telling  me that a poor woman stopped him on  the street yesterday and told him tearfully thnt hor children were almost perishing with cold, and she had nothing to  make a lire with. He says he attended  to her wants immediately..-.  Browne���������YeB, 1 saw that act of kindness. He gave lier a match.���������Philadelphia Press.  She���������I am simply delighted at tho  number and value of our wedding pre-  gents.  He���������I'm, not. Most of them came  from people' who are not yet married.���������  Brooklyn Life. ,, ;  Edith���������George is so unreasonable.       '  Mertie���������What's.he doing'now 1  Edith���������As soon'as'I accepted him ho  insisted that I.should break all my other  engagements.���������Judge.  ' Wife���������It is my ambition to leave my  footprints on the sands of time.  Husband���������A   laudable ' ambition,   my '  dear.    But do you think there is room  enough ,  ������ "  "Why don't you go to work for a living J" asked the lady at tlie door of  Weary Wilkins. .  "Not me, madam," replied the itinerant, raising his briinlcss hat ; "I read  only yesterday in the paper that in the  United Kingdom last ycaT 4.G27 persons  were' killed while at work and 107,200  others injured."���������Yonkcrs Statesman.   ���������  2. WHY DON'T THKY.WAIT?  AVhat she tolls thciii she is about, two  weeks later.���������"Judge."  ���������        ��������� * ��������� "'"���������  Unconventional Criticism.  In a paper contributed by Mr.; Hugh  Clifford to "Blackwood's Magazine," in  which he'reiates .some'of liis experiences  in attending ujionMalayan royalties, wo  find this amusing passage about the literary taste of the .Sultan of Peruk:  "When his nephew related to him the  a better and heavier cla?s of h  draft breeds are the -j ������.-i'i"nt, I.e., tr.c  CJydes and Shires, starting with l/iOO,-  pound sire and using a'-henvicr animal n<  thc herd is improved, in order to .-iv-.l>  too violent crosses. The foal^ should he  weaned and fed the first winter, ns thi-i  will improve their size and m.-kfl th������:n  quieter and easier to hnndla. H - will  also pay to halter-broak them the lust  winter. .'."'.  In short, taking into oonslderatioa  present prir;cs, horse raising should justl  Jy the. adoption of business incilindi  Sood horses will always sell in prefivr  enco to poor ones, and good onos cost  but little more to raise, practically ������.n)y  the differenco in the service fee of the  sire���������V. W. Hodsoiv lire Stook Commissioner.  hud witnessed, the Sultan shook his  head. 'That is an evil talc of a very degrading character,* he said. It is hot  fitting that such a story should be told,  far less acted, more especially in tho  presence'-of ladies!' And when he was  informed that the incident Was historically accurate, that only served to increase the gravity of hia disapproval.  'That such a tiling should have happened  i.i very shameful,' he said, 'and surely it  worp better to suffer it to be forgotten.  Why revive those -undent scandals?. And  why should our pity be asked for folk  60 utterly depraved 1' " .  "Why,���������Willie, you didn't take off jour  jap to the minister!" "To. him?-' Great  3cottl    I'm liis caddie I"  Was George Eliot Immoral?  Ono  of" the   most   interesting   passages -in_Sir_Leslic-Stephen's-hook- on  Geoigc    Eliot    is    that-in    which    he  attempts to interpret tho motives that  led George Eliot to unite her life wiLh  that of George Henry Lewes.   He says:  "Lewes had married in 1840.   He was at  this time living in the same house with  Thornton   Hunt,   who   -hud   edited   the  "Lender*' in co-operation with him. Mia.  Lowes preferred Thornton Hunt to her  husband,   to  whom    she    had. already,  borne  children.    Though  Lcwes's  views  of the marriage tic wero anything but*  strict, this had led somo two years previously to a break-up of his family.   A  legal divorce was impossible; .but Georgo  Eliot  held that the circumstances justified  her' "in forming a '.union    with  Lewes, which she ��������� considered as equivalent to a legitimate marriage.   ... ft  may be a pretty problem for*casuists  whether the breach of an assumed moral law is aggravated or extenuated by  the offender's honest conviction that the  law is not moral at all.. George Eliot,  at^any rate, emphatically took that position.    She had long protested against  tlio absolute indissolubility of marriage.  She thought, we arc told, tliat tho system worked badly, because^ wives were  less vanxious   to   please   thoir  husbands  when  their position  was  'invulnerable.'  She held, with Milton, that so close a  tie between persons-not united in soul  was intolerable.   ...   Writing a few  months  after  the  union,  she  says  ������he  cannot understand how any unworldly,  unsupcrstitious person, who* is sufficiently 'acquainted with the realities Of life,'  can  pronounce  her    relation  to Lewes  'immoral.'    Nothing..in.hcr.-life/she declares, has been-more 'profoundly serious,' which  means, it seems, tliat she  does  not  approve  of  'light and  easily  broken ties.    No one can deny that the  relation to Lewes was 'serious' enough  in  her  sense.    It lasted  tjhrough  their  common   lives,   and   their   devotion   to  Pa he sat down on ma's old hat��������� I  Pa's big around and wide nnd fat��������� 1  But ma she grabbed it with a smile '  And said, - "Land sakes 1 It's just the  style."  ���������Ncwburg NewB.   \  ���������  , m  Trouble with twins in Miss Nettie P.  Clark's school, Fairview, N.Y., is thus  told by The Journal of Education :���������  ��������� Miss Clark���������How is .your, sister's cold  this morning ? Is she not well encugh  to come to school ?  Twin child���������If you please, ma'am, sho  hasn't got a cold ; it's a fever.  Miss Clark���������Did you not.tell me yesterday that it was a cold that kept'her  home ?  Twin���������No,  ma'am.    I didn't tell you  anything.    It  was *me  that  was  home'  yesterday with a cold, and it is she that  is at home to-day with the fever.  ���������Miss-Clark���������Oh,-ah,���������probably���������biit-I���������  don't see how you are quite.sure of it.  Guest���������I noticed a football in the  front hall.  Tenant���������Yes. The ' janitor put it  there*' He'said when we wanted to kick  we could use' that.*--*-Nc",v York Times.  "You say you saw my Willie half an  hour, ago?" asked Willie's mother.  "Where did he say he was going?"  "He didn't say, ma'am," replied Tom-,  my-Stout.  .  "Didn't he tell you I bad sent him oa  an errand to the corner grocery?"  "O, yes,.ma'am, but: he:   didn't   say.  where . . he    was . going."���������Philadelphia.  .Press. v-;,-.-,'v.:-..}r:-.-.',     ������������������������������������'\-v.'':'.-'  "The fact that-1 am a good muakian,"  said the lady from a country village,  "was the means of saving my life during the flood in our town a few year*  ago."  "How was that?" asked the young-  lady who sang.  "When the water struck our house mjn.  husband got aboard the folding bed and  floated down the stream until he was.  rescued."  ."And what did you do?"  "Well, I accompanied ' him oa tho-  piano."���������New York News.  First M.D.���������What a lot of thiaga hav*  been found in the vermiform appendix.  Second M.D.���������And look at the money  that has been taken out of it.���������Life.    '   ���������  The eook���������O'im sorry, mum, but the-  walkin' diligate av th'"Suprame Ordher  av Cooks hov ordered me t' throw up me  job.  Mrs. Subbub (tearfully)���������Oh, Norah I!  What have I done? -  The cook���������Nawtbm', mum, bat yoHi  foolish husband got shaved in a non-un*.  each other was unlimited- and appears   ion barber shop th' day before yistcrday.  only to have .strengthened with time."      Brooklyn Life.  ^^^1R-������^i^"'-'-':'i:->''1',F>'-';*-'1' '���������"'<-'���������*  y.'.r3m������.a-.������w��������� ....^  ,.**--;-r^.v,CT-inT'>'^--l'1>  ���������>-'~^"*"CTW"' PI
[Tale of, The Press Censor.
|R, A. O. HALES, the war correspondent, tells a funny story about
a press censor In the second num-
| r of the "Week-End." We had some
1,1, he says, with some of those
lughty gentlemen of the press gas'1.- I
Its working part of the time wl'th a
"[���respondent who had two faults:
Jstly, he wrote a hand that no ona
ft a telegraph clerk or a compositor
Tild decipher; secondly, he stuttered
pan he talked, so that no one but an
Vihangel could understand him when
lilted. We struck a most Imperious
Iisor, who wns so well Informed that
{ o'ubt If lie could read cold print with-*
assistance. My, friend took up his
Jipy." It was an awful hand. If he
Id written It with the butt-end.of a
Jioher boot I don't think It could
I've been worse. The censor looked at
find hnnded It back. "Can't send mes-
\;ea In cypher," he said. "That ain't
lp-p-p-p-plier. It's pla-a-a-nln En'g-
l.i," retorted the correspondent.
tVell, then, If that is plain English.
1st you read It out for me, for I'm
linked If I can read lt," said the cen-"
l-So the correspondent commenced to'
fad. : He stuttered and stammered
(rough  half'of  It;    then  the  censor
���pped him. "Halt," he cried;."you
1 lte as If you were an India-rubber
J)l,,but you talk ten limes worse than
r*u write. Give it to me; I'll sign it.
lo operator on earth can read It." But
le operator could and did, and my
fiend got oil the smartest bit of hews
rat had left the front for many a. day.
jowever, when the censor found out
Ihat he had been Induced to sign he
Jened matters up by sending the cor-
iJipondent after his "cable" as far as
|,*.pe Town, Where he is to this day. It
.good fun to get him to talk about
i it censor; .he gets so wild and stut-
frs so much that he has to finish his
fory In deaf and dumb language on
te fingers. -
Working: Himself Oat of a Job.
IA collector of bad accounts received
{lesson from a delinquent debtor a few
liys ago that has started him to think-
l'g a bit. The collector- had been
liaslng this delinquent for about six
1-onths and had become tired of "Call
"h-morrow," "I haven't lt just now,"
Ind other excuses of a similar dilatory
lature, and thought lt was time to be-
|ome "sassy."
"See here," he said, the last time he
ailed, "are you ever going to pay this
"Why,  yes," replied  the delinquent,
Il suppose I will .pay it some day or
J.ther.    But look here yourself, young
Sxiaxi; I think I can show you a thing
for two.   How many bills have you in
fhat bundle?"
"About forty, I guess."
"How long does it take you to visit
I'.u'ese people?"
."Generally, I can get^over my route
|.n a day."
"Suppose every one of theni should
pay up?"      -
"That'would be fine!" t
"Oh, lt would, would lt?  What would
jrou do for a living If everybody paid.
promptly?"       ""        ^ .-'���'"
.The collector turned the thought over
In his mind for a moment or two, and
looked blank. , -   .  .;
"Gracious!" he said, ."I'd be out of a
|lob!" c.  ' ,       -, ,   - ..
"That's   exactly  my  point.      Don't,'
(.herefore, be so Infernally anxious  to
collect every cent'd\ie-to your~-people
|at one time.   A 'few 'collections a tday
ire enough.   As fo"r my account, come.
jaround  some .day  next'week,   and  I
nay help you out of business by pay-
Sng~lt.   Good-day."- .-
Original "Fake" Advertiser Dead.
John Napoleon Bonaparte Little, ona,
lof Wheeling's 'best-known' characters,
lla dead. He was .born in Pennsylvania
���sixty years ago._Hfe went to Wheeling,
IVa., when a small boy, arid has been a.
president ever ��*ince, except the time he
repent In ^ the-Union army, during the
[ late war..; "- ,     \" >\\       " ''
He was known far and wide as the
I proprietor of "Pa" Little's celebrated
[[Philadelphia cream pop. One of his
] great fakes was a corn lotion.
Twenty years' ago he' advertised that
Ion a certain Sunday afternoon he
I would leap from the suspension bridge
lint* the Ohio River, eighty feet below.
���The whole totyn turned out, and ex-
Jcursions were run b'y boat and rail for
[fifty miles. Little's cream pop and
Pconfectlonerjr store was at the bridge
���entrance, and he kept seven clerks go-
Jlng all that day. When the hour ar-
Jrlved, "Pa" appeared wrapped .In a
Tflag. and announced that'be bad-* de-
trided to postpone the Jump till tlie
I river rose'to within three feet of* the
[bottom of-the bridge.' He cleared nearly $1,000 on the deal."
Another time he advertised that he
| would make a balloon ascension from
| the front of his store. This drew as
(big a crowd, and when the time came
���he appeared with a huge paper balloon,
lured it and balanced himself In -the
[seat, but lt would not rise, ii He "used
I many other dodges to advertise himself
[ttnd business, and all were successful."
'His'wife, who was equally" adept. In
f helping along business, died a year
He leaves no relatives,-and the'
IG.A.R. post.attended- to.-his funeral.���"
.New York -"Journal."   -.- '  "*
The-following  aiuecdote  Is   told  by
Andrew Lang In "Longman's:" Mr. M.
of was out In the Forty-five.   He
was taken, and was being brought to
the Tower with Kilmarnock- and Bal-
merlno. A block stopped the sad cortege, and a lady, looking from u window, cried: "You tail rebel!" (Mr. M.
was six feet four) "you will soon* be
shorter by a head!" "Does that give
you pleasure, madame?" said Mr. M.
"Yes, It docs." "Then, madame," said
Mr. M��� taking off his hat"and' making
a low bow, "I do not die In vain."
A writer In the San Francisco "Argonaut" spoils' a good .story in this
wise: Patiiine Bona parte Borgliose,
Napoleon I.'s younger sister, posed entirely nude to Canovu, and It Is suld
that she remarked, whon asked If she
did not feel cold without drapery:,"No,"
the "room was kept warm by a stove."
The real story, according to the "Critic," Is that a friend, who was very
*much. shocked when she hoard what
Pauline had done, exclaimed, "How
could you do such a thing!" To which
the Princess replied, with a shrug of
her beautiful shoulders, "It: was nothing���the room was warm."
One day,. Just as Fere Monsabre, the
celebrated Dominican preacher of the
Cathedral of. Notre Dame, Paris, was
preparing to ascend tho -pulpit, a message came-to him that a lady wanted
to see him who 'was .worried about an
.altalr-.of, conscience. After much waste
of time'; she came to the point. . She
was given up .to���'���'vanity.������ That'very
morning, she "confessed, she had looked
In her looking-glass and yielded to the
temptation of thinking herself pretty
Pere Monsabre looked at her and sa'd,
quietly: "Is thnt all?" "That's aU."���
"Well, my child," he replied, "you cej.
go away in peace, for a mistake is not
a sin." ,
The story Is told of three Protestant
ladles who walked Into a Roman Catholic church In Ireland during high
mass. It was raining, and they had
gone In for shelter. Tho priest, one ot
nature's gentlemen, recognized the ladles, and, stooping down, said to an
attendant: "Three chairs for the Protestant ladies." It was a kindly
thought, but the priest must have
wished he had never thought lt when
the man stood up In the church and
shouted: "Three cheers for the Protestant ladles!" It was over In a minute��� the cheers were cheered and could
not be called back; but it was one of
the most uncomfortable* moments In
the good priest's life.
Herbert Spencer, the great English
sociologist and philosopher, Is very
fond of a game of billiards, and the
other day at the Reform) Club in London" he met an acquaintance whom he
invited to-play with him. The young
member accepted, and Spencer Bald,
Joyfully, as he chalked his cue: "Youna
man, good billiard-playing is the proof
of a well-balanced mind." "I believe
lt Is," replied the young man. They
played and the great writer .was beaten
fearfully. He had'only scored thirty-
eight"' when his young antagonist finished his one hundred.* Herbert Spencer piit the cue.- away In disgust.
"Young man," he said, -"such fine bll-
Hard-playlng as yours Is the proof of
an ill-spent youth."
General   O.   O.   Howard,   who" commanded one of the wings of Sherman's
army on the famous march to the sea,
and who bore Lee's first shock at Gettysburg, .was once interviewed on / the
subject of answers to prayer.   Iri his
famous fight with  Stonewall Jackson
the Union forces ..were defeated, so he
was asked:   "You  prayed  before that
battle?"    "Yes,"   he  answered.    "And
'Jackso_n    was  a praying    man.      He
prayed  also?"      "Yes,"    he  assented.
"Then how was lt he gained the vie-;
tory?   Did that mean that the Union
,cause was wrong?"    "Very gently the
good   old  general 'replied:   "Both" our
.prayers     were   - answered.       Jackson
prayed 'for  Immediate, victory  and  I
for the ultimate triumph of our cause.-
We both got what we prayed for." _    ���
���.Mark Twain had a peculiar experience when he attended his flrst great
London banquet, at which there were
between eight hundred and nine hundred  guests.      "The  lord    mayor,  or
somebody, read out a list of the-chief
guests  before   we  began   to  eat,"   he
says.     ".When he came to prominent
names the other guests would applaud.
I found the man next me rather a good
talker.   Just as we got to an Interesting subject  there  was  a  tremendous
'clapping of hands.   I had hardly ever
heard such applause before. I straightened up and set to clapping.with the
rest, and I noticed a good many people
round about me fixing their attention
on me, and some of them laughing In a
friendly, and encour'aglng-tvay. I moved-
about In-my chair, and'clapped louder
than. ever. ' 'Who Is  It?'  I  asked  the
gentleman on my right.,'Samuel Clemens, better known In Bngland'as' Mark
Twain,' he replied.   I stopped clapping.
The-life seemed  to go  out  of me.    I
never  was - In  such  a. fix In  all  my
days." . .  ���
A Comic Opc-�� Strike.
The devolution fn English
    Character. _
T is the opinion of Mr. Bernard
Shaw, as expressed In a characteristic preface to a late volume
of his playa, that the nature of
the English people lias, within the past
ten years, undergone certain conspicuous modifications. Excitability���"theatricality" is his own word for it���Mr.
Shaw believes to huve been steadily
mounting In force nmohg the English,
usually so solid and stolid; and this he
ascribes to the pronounced romanticism
of taste developed among them by tho
literature, the books nnd plays, of the
past five years; a taste which has
caused them to Io.* their true sense of
the realities, with nil the steadying effects thereof.
It will not bo disputed that the special stylo of literature In vogue during
u period leaves Its Impress upon lt,
nor will It be gainsaid that the demands and tastes of the period In turn
determine the essential nature of its
literary supply. Wo are hearing It said
on all sides now that popular education
accounts for the love* of the novel.ot
adventure. Popular education creates
an enlarged reading public, but one
which does not wish to have the realities of life laid before it; which. Indeed, In many cases, reads, or goes to
the play. Just to escape reality. If one
accept this explanation of certain
present phenomena it Is only going a
step farther to find in all democratically organized, popularly educated societies, an inherent inclination toward
romanticism. As no countries have
carried the modern experiment so far j
as the English-speaking countries, we 1 ganized as a newspaper writers' union
under  the  protection  of the printers'
Editor Jones found City Editor Marshall unsatisfactory for various reasons. First, he had criticized some
court h-^use officials who were friends
of Editor Jones; and, second, he had
been "scooped" by the other Columbus
papers' on a railroad wreck; they had
run the wreck with "scare-heads," and
City Editor Marshall had not run It at
all. Therefore Editor Jones requested
Marshall to resign. Marshall refused.
Editor .Tones then.informed-him that
he was discharged. Marshall at once
ordered a strike, and Newspaper Writ
'HERE ts. as a rule, littlel.that Is
humorous  In  a  strike.    But  a
recent  strike In  Columbus,  O.,
is so humorous and at the same,
time so extraordinary thnt lt seems almost Incredible.   It sounds ns If It took
place In Topsy-turvydoin Instead of In
i the United States of America. It would
i make a good libretto for one of Gilbert
i and Sullivan's crazy operettas.
I     This'is  the  story  of  the  Columbus
\ strike: C. M. Jones Is editor and proprietor of the Columbus "Press-Post"
i ���that Is, he was.    The paper Is now
i apparently being edited by nlmost everybody but the editor.   It scorns thnt
Editor Jones got Into trouble with his
city editor.   The city editor Is a; member of the Newspaper Writers' Union.
Now  it  has    long    been  a  grievance
among newspaper reporters that they;
nre not so well treated ns the printers,
because thoy have no union.    On the
other hand, (he printers have a union
which Is the most powerful and prosperous trade union In the country, with
the possible exception of the Brother*;
hood  of Locomotive Engineers.     The
reporters have attempted to form tin-
lons.   But they are like ropes ol? sand.
So they finnlly decided to organize under the wing of the printers..
In every union printing-office there
is a body called-*"the chapel," presided
over"'by a "father." The foreman represents the employer, the father of
.the . chapel represents the printers.
"Whenever there Is a question at Issue,
the printers invariably; take-thelr orders from the father of the chapel instead of the foreman. So In the office
of the "Press-Post," the reporters or-
A Sick Man mistakes hla
Illness, or his Doctor docs
He shows symptoms of cbnsump-
tion, or dyspepsia, or what not, because  improper  blood "-nourishment
The Man and the Pen.
George Burton's handwriting alone is
a difficult task to decipher. This, together with a careless i.abit of dashing
hf.-5 l's and shifting the wrong letter into
a word, has a tendency to make his
chirogrnphy appear weirdly grotesque.
Tlie following curiosity wns.discov-
cii'dby Miss llrown in Iter mail:
- My pear Miss lirawn���Yes, the small
pox of candy was lirom mc; a little
birlh-dog token���that wns all. I. omitted to piit in my carl by accident. It
was exrecpingly cnrcleis" of me. and I
wns sorry afterward, when 1 rerottcelod.
1 do not helicve (hat 1 ever neglected to
ser.d m.v curt with n present before. It
is bail farm, you know nnd often lead*
.to  much   emb.urassmoux   for  some  ono
Parenthetical Pitts.-Mt*-Upts;
.. oa C~j��:^_  ^
of lungs or liver has  brought theih f. f'1.s��-> V1'0 is not quilty.    My regard tor
on.       In   such   cases   look   to    tlie j ?""�� w��* ��"��� ��onl*v �����������"-t ice " ������al in **���>'���"
��_      .   '      i ... ��� , i   '������(-? >tj    please  do  not    mention    the
heart ; unless   it   pumps   rich    red    iiioxifjlit.
ought not to be surprised to see a
strong bent toward the romantic attitude showing Itself, in many directions,
in an English or American public; the
romantic attitude here meaning any
attitude betraying absence of a full
perception of the realities, or C'sin-
clination to look at them.
Out of all this we seem to draw three
propositions: that democracy appears
to presuppose a certain sort of popular
education, that without that education
there would be no democracy, and yet
that that education Is calculated to destroy the sense of the realities. Now
how is this?   The very plea made for
the education which, more and more, | ers' Union No. 2 walked out. Editor
is prevailing against the classical edii- j Jones attempted to parley with themi
cation, is just this���that it cultivates , and offered to secure another editor.
the true perception of real things. It . They refused to return unless Marshall
is a "practical" education for that pre- j was replaced. Thereupon, Editor Jones
else reason, say its advocates. Why, , broke off negotiations, got ten'young
then, asks the writer of "The Point of j men from the State University aa re-
View" in "Scrlbner's Magazine," should , porters, edited their copy himself, and
this same generation manifest so much , it was  sent   to   the composing-room
blood' through the system, your
specific  doesn't reach the spot.
Dr. Agnew's Heart Cure
sends the blood coursing-'tWrough
the veins as nature intended.. ��� It
heals the heart and thus helps tlie
health of every organ. ���
Rbv. L. W. Showkrs, of Eldertown, Pa,,
writes :��� '.' For many years 1 suffered with organic heart disease.,. 1 have tried many physl**
clans'and taken numberless remedies. I purchased a bottle of Dr. Agnew's Cure for .the
Heart and received nlm-.*.t instant relief. ��� The
choking, beating, thumping and palpitation
have now almost entirely.. disappeared. , The
remedy is wonderful."
��� '."Ktvp clean inside as well as. outside.. ��� Dr.
AgnGw's liver Pills are the correct form.
Cleanse and stimulate the digestive apparatus.
Only 10c for forty doses. 21
An Erratic Temperament
"A man of artistic temperament, never worries about the money he owes."
"No; but It nearly kills him when
he doesn't get money that Is owing to
him."���-Chicago "Record."
liking for the romantic fiction, tbe romantic  plays,  which  are a means of
getting away from the real conditions
of existence?  -He proceeds to answer
this question' as follows: "It may very
probably be that this liking Is a taste
of the moment, without ulterior connections or deeper significances.   And,
indeed, it seems to have been too much
overlooked by some.writers who have
no love for  the  novel of adventure,
that it is by no means the first time In
the world  that romance  has ��� been in
.'high favor. , It is none the  less true
-that this subject does suggest another
of far greater" moment,  which is  the
'question what the "popular" education
ought to be, and whether the democratic   state   of    modern   man   really
needs exactly that form of it which) is
now so insisted upon as essential to its
��� maintenance" and well-being.    To, perceive  the realities  in  the  high sense,
,and In that sense be willing to abide
by them. Is never, at any time, the portion of more than the few. But general
education goes forward, very properly,
on *. the  assumption  that  all   may  be
Imade In some degree to know the life
to which they belong, to realize lt.   Realization comes, however, only in part
through the  development, of practical
efficiency.   It comes also through the
unfolding of the spiritual nature,  the
growth of moral vision, the dreams of
the imagination���to none of which is
the 'classrca!' education a stranger."
Pleasing Kind of Mai de Mer.
.- " .v "*""'"""'""* ^
News comes .from Honolulu that the
transport '"Thomas,", which reached
there on August 1, having on board
three" hundred male arid one hundred
female teachers, envroute for the Philippines to engage In educational service
under the Taft Commission, developed
a veritable matrimonial epidemic. The
young men and women on board represented almost every State of the Union.'_
After the transport left San Francisco |
friendships were formed which soon
ripened Into love, and the day prior to
the arrival at Honolulu Captain Buford
found that thirty* couples desired thc
nuptial knot tied. - He refused to per-
The father of the chapel walked to thc
Imposing-stone, rapped thereon with a
mallet, a chapel meeting was held, and
the printers stopped thelr-work. The
father of the chapel Informed Editor
Jones that if the non-union copy was
not removed from the hook the prlnt-
ers would strike. Editor Jones took
back his non-union copy. .That,day the
"Press-Post" did not come out. The'
next day Editor Jones sent, the paper
to press without any local news, filling
it up with narratives of the low-necked
gowns at Newport, snake stories, accounts of the shocking attire worn by
the young women at Long Branch, and
other refined" and pleasing ,mlscellany
of the kind usually found In the Sun-'
day-supplements of great daily newspapers. Unfortunately, Editor .Jones,
feeling somewhat embittered over the
-situation, wrote with his red right hand
a. savage editorial on the labor question and sent it in to the printers. Not
. being local news,- and being wrltlen by
the editor and proprietor, lt might be
supposed that they would print It. Not
so. Again the unfortunate editor was
informed that he must withdraw his
non-union copy, or the printers would
strike. Editor Jones withdrew'his editorial.
At last accounts the "Press-Post" Is
still running without the local news,
and Editor" Jones is beseeching *-PresI-
-dent Lynch of the International Typographical Union to devise some means
by which he may be allowed to get his
paper out. ���
So the question may be asked. Who
is editing the Columbus "Press-Post?'*
Is it the proprietor, Editor Jones? or
Is it the discharged employee, City Editor Marshall? or is it the Newspaper
Writers' Union'No. 2? or is it the father of the Columbus printers'-chapel?
or is It the president of the International Typographical Union of North
America? .
First Filipino���What was the trouble
betweon you and the Englishman? Second Filipino���Why, after me applying
myself with earnestness to learn thc
English language from tho Americans,
that bewhlskered subject of King Edward pretended he, didn't know, what ���
meant when I told him. that I lost my
left lamp .and right \vin=r at Baniban,
and that I was nen* locc-d with joy
because the little plug from Kansas
had copped the mainspring of the gu-
gus, and thereby made no more mixln'-
In a cinch.���"Judge."
His Favorite���"What Is your favorite play?" asked the friend. "Ordinarily," answered Mr. Stormln-gton
Barnes, "it is Hamlet. But when "I
need the meney it Is 'Uncle Tom's
Cabin.'"���W*-i.i.naIon   "Star."
I have quite recovered from, th* sur-
.fcilure of clarot bunch 1 had nt the*Mer*
r.'i'a, thanx- you, and my ber.driiclic has
entirely gone.
Bid I tell yon the other evening about
Williams's singing?- lie hat his voiee
fried by r-'rirriieh.iiiii, who prouounccd it
nu unusually hijrh terror.. Sig.-K chnrge-i
Ten hollars an "hour, I bctieve. I popo
nnd.'I do not pope that ViHy follows it
���"I'*.   -....-���
Last night I*..went to the Ilolburn's
dn nee;'Met a girt there with blond hair,-
.blue eyes and deep, bewitching pimplos.
.Sho hnd a cream-colored dress and a. red
Anicrican-Bcniity nose,* snys she is ac-
guaiiued with, you���forget her name.
Where were, you'Thursday night? I
slopped at the hou*M*.at a gu.ntcr of
nine and rurg the front-door bett. No-
body answered. I went around to thc
Klifton and ate1 a wh'olo wetch-rabhle.
Sincerely vounis,
Cramercy Ikv-rk, Mag eightieth, nineteen bundled bad two.
Expenses oi Society Life in New York.
'Applied knowledge: ""Spell'-ferment
find give Its.definition," requested the
[teacher. "F-e-r-m-e-n-t, to work,"~re-
[sponded a diminutive maiden. "Now
��� place lt in a.sentence, so that-I* may
Ibe'sure you"'understand its .meaning,",
[said the teacher. "In the summer I
I Would rather''play out-of-doors than"
ffecment In the schoolhouse," returned
Lthe small scholar.*���Wisconsin ."Journal
f of Education.", '
"My Utile",! man," said the visiting
[pastor, "I am afraid you've been flght-
I'lng. A black eye! Don't you want me
| to pray wlth'iybu?"* "Naw," said the
(good little man"; ^'run home and pray
[with your own kid. He's got two
[black eyes."���-Philadelphia  "Press."
"He thinks he'h popular, eh?!;   "Do��i
J he?   Why, whenV*m*-hfs'na.mB[fappear��
[.In   the   paper,  Ke 'fancies " the  public.
.���'reads lt this way:.'John (cheers), Henry (applause), Muggln (loud and continuous     cheering),'" ��� Philadelphia
.' Professor Dabney���Ah, well, love Is
blind. Miss Penelope���Oh, no, Profes-*
sor; love isn't bllpd���It Is cross-eyed;
it sees a- lot of things lt doosn't sec,
and It doesn't see-a lot of things lt
ought to see,,,,   ,   ,,i,.; ___,._ ���.- .
"Not a.Happy Outlook.
Mothers of daughters having social
aspirations  find  lt  very  expensive to
meet all  the social  requirements and
demands    made    upon    them,    as -is
mit"the~ceremony_on board the-vessel��� shown-in-proceedlngs-In the Supreme-
and the next day a clergyman at Hono-    Court of New York brought by Mrs.
lulu made the thirty, pairs  happy by    Kate  Shlppen  Roosevelt  to  have  the
uniting them in. matrimony.   Prior ,to''  yearly allowance of her daughter, Do-
��� the sailing of the transport from Hono-    rothy Qulncy Roosevelt, Increased from
Earn IIoMa'.ou'd Secret.*
"*A mystery In which the American
people were once deeply concerned
was that which shadowed the life of
one of the most remarkable characters
of the country," writes William Pei-
rine, in the Ladies' Home Journal. "Jn
182!) Samuel Houston, or, as he called
and signed himself, 'Sam' Houston,
was Governor of Tennessee. It wa3 in
the.midst of a campaign for re-election to the Gubernatorial "chair 'that
Tennessee was"startled by a report that
he had resigned his office. He had
been married to the daughter of "an
influential family; three months afterward"-ehe returned to her father'a
house, and her husband resolved to
pass the rest of his luc In the. wilderness.    ..   '
"Houston betook himself to the tribe
of Cherokees in the Indian Territory;
he adopted their ' costume, appearing
in all the trappings of an Indian brave
letting his hair grow down his back,
and visiting Washington with a buck-
Bkin hunting-shirt, yellow leggins, a
huge blanket,' and turkey feathers
around his head.' No one could induce [
him to reveal the secret of.hls metamorphosis and.his abandonmr-nt of
the ways and habits of civilization". He
married again after he emerged from
his Indian lire, and he lived to be an
old man, dying in' the ,midst of the
-Civil- War, but no one was ever able
to persuade him to unlock the mystery of his lire. Nor would his first
wife, who also married again, throw
any light on the mystery.*'
The "Liner" of the Future.
Every cabin will be situated in the
be��t part of the ship and will be
fitted with two chests o4 drawers,
a bathroom, n corkscrew, and a muscle-
devclopcr. Ladies will lie'given special
facilities for curling their hair, and setting the ship on lire at frequent intervals during the.twenty-four hours. In
the event of encountering bad weather,
four quartermasters will be told off to
stand at each corner of the ship to hold
her steady. Hanging tables will be provided for playing billiards and ping-
pong, and a dance will bo held even'
night on the-,quartor-deck. The meal's
will consist of Chotah hazri, early tea.
coffee, chocolate, plain soda, breakfast
(commencing with porridge and ending
with Bombay ducks), light luncheon,
heavy luncheon, afternoon tea, cocktails,
dinner," coffee, cigars, nightcaps, etc.''
Special arrangements Have been made
wheieby neither the captain, nor Un-
doetor nor thc purser have any official
duties, but caoli. is able to de'vote hi->
entire time to flirting with-} the" lady
passengers. No officer is admitted into
this service until he has produced a
certificate of* good looks, dancing and
.'flirting capacity, a gift for acting and
reciting, and a talent for playing the
banjo. _
It has been found by experience that
passengers always know very much better than the captain and officers what
ought to bo done in thc case of any emergency, and they will ��� accordingly be
carefully consulted, and the decision of
Lhe smoking-room will'be taken as final.
Xo.delay will evor be caused by such a
thing, as quarantine or the necessity of
obtaining pratique, and the lidiculous
cl.i'.ms of Custom House-officials Mill be
entirely ignored.
A Fad in Society, m
lulu several other cases were reported.
The departure from New York last
.week of the fifty-four Cuban girls and
twenty-four men, who have been students -at the summer school of Harvard University, developed the fact
that they, too, had been victims of Cupid's darts, although their courtships
have only reached the engagement'
stage.' Most of the Cuban men are returning engaged and several Harvard
students and professors are said to
have lost their hearts to the girls from
the South. Five of the ladles took
home with them diamond engagement
Potato Palmist���This line tells me that
you will meet with a terrible accident In
your old age. Vou will' be skinned aliva,
your eyes will be dug out, then you will
be boiled, and Anally mashed to a pulp;
A school Inspector, having a' few
minutes to spare after examining the
school, put a few questions to the lower form boys on the common objects In
the schoolroom.
"What Is the use of that map?" he
asked, pointing to one stretched across
the corner of the room; and halt a
dozen shrill voices answoied. In measured articulation:
"It's .to hide ths teactwr's Ucy*el"\
A Humane Pater.
One reads so frequently of tna paternal boot' as applied to the-und��*lrable
youthful suitor that it is-a pleasure to
chronicle' the more humane method
adopted by a" wealthy-'-Glasgow trier-,
chant for choking off a' "follower" of
his daughter. The girl was very young,
so was the follower, but nevertheless
he called formally on the object of- his
affections'. The merchant and his wife
entered the room, the latter bearing a
glass of milk and a. huge slice of bread
spread with, butter and jam. "Now,
dear, run away to bed," said the kindly mother to her daughter; "It's" time
that all good girls should be In bed."
Then the Glasgow merchant addressed
thc astonished young man: .-*"Now,
youngster, you drink** that glass of
milk, and take that Fllce of bread nnd
jam to eat on the road home���and
hurry, for your mother must be anxious-about your being out eo late by
, yourself." The young man did not call
**c-*!a' .
$1,500  to $3,000.   Even  the larger sum
will not by any means be sufficient to
keep this young lady, In good society
and meet all the various expenses incidental   thereto;   but  Mrs.  Roosevelt
says she Is willing to pay the additional  expenses,  which    will    amount to
several thousand dollars annually, out
of her own pocket.   Miss Roosevelt Inherited $100,000 from a deceased uncle,
which Is being held  In  trust for her
until  she  becomes  of  age  next year.
Inasmuch as her Income amounts  to
$4,000  and   Mrs.   Roosevelt  proved. to
the satisfaction of William J. A. Mc-
Kim, the referee, that $3,000 is only a
reasonable amount for a young woman
of good.social position, the increased
allowance was granted.   In giving her
testimony, Mrs. Roosevelt said she had
six   tutors   for   her   daughter,   who,
among other things,  was being educated in German, French, and Italian.
She was also being instructed in elocution, belongs to several social dancing-classes, Is a member of golf, tennln
and bathing clubs,  Is fond 'of, riding,
and  has  an  English  governess.   Mrs.
Roosevelt added that the needs of her
daughter were increasing year by year,
that she found entertaining and traveling abroad added greatly, to the cost
of living,  that one of her daughter's
greatest   incidental   expenses  was  for
hire of cabs going to and from social
functions,   and   that  a   great  deal  of
the eoclal lite which young ladles In
New York see Is where gentlemen are
not invited, such  as  teas,  receptions,
Gobang���What is your objection to
Enpeck���It encourages matrimony.���
Could   Scarcely   Walk, ' and
Sleepjand Sho w&re Strangers.
Kidney Complaint was the Trouble
-Oodd'a Klrtney Pills Cured It
and "��*v-he can both have
Sleep nnd Walk.
Bear Kivcr, Digby Co., N. S., Dec.
22. ��� (Special). ��� Of peculiar interest to agcd'peopl e-is-thc statement
made by Mrs. Elizabeth Berry of this
place. Mrs. Berry- is sixty-five years
of age and for over-eight" years she
was troubled with chronic Kidney-
Complaint. She was so bad that she
could scarcely walk from oiip-- room
to another, she could not sleep and
she required assistance even to dress
herself. Dodd's Kidney Pills cured
her.. Here's what she says herself:
"A' friend advised me to 'take
Dodd's Kidney Pills. I-'took one box
but that not helping me I left off
taking any more for three years. I
at last got so that I could not dress
of undress myself and could scarcely
sleep more than five minutes at a
time. Then I resolved to give Dodd's
Kidney Pills a thorough trial. I took
five boxes and they proved such a
success that I took seven more boxes.
Now I can sleep much better and am
completely cured  of Kidney Trouble.
"When I started taking Dodd's Kidney Pills I could only walk from one
room to another. Now I can walk a
Dodd's Kidney Pills' make thc old
feel young' again.
fad   of    New   Yoik    is
"giain    sketching.'.'   ,   Ping-pong      has
been    ictircd    suddenly    in - favor    of
this latest puisuit, and* now the lumber
yaids aie set lo work supplyiiijj "carefully-planed  bonids on  which "the  ailistic
social belles may garo, and mayhap find
hidden in tlie gram a p,cturc drawn by
���Nature,' whicli, if she have the true artistic eye, she accentuate? with pen and
ink, and  brings into  full  blossom   the
beauties hidden in the lumber.
' The hero of this latest fud���in fact,
its discoverer, and, in consequence, "now
tho  pet  of the  society world���is  John
Theodore  Benticy,   well   known   to   the
world of art.   He has, made the discovery that in the grain of all Woods there
is a picture.   Tlie Ucntley eye points it
out, and then it is as plain n*s the letter-
"ing on a signboard.   A woman or a man
may see it with half an eye.   Thc Bent-
ley studio looks like a lumber y.ird. so
littered is it wilh hoards of all lengths
and widths.   When you turn them over,
however, you find an art gallery.    The
grain   has   been   "treated,"' and "storic-i
"nre~told-thcrconr Thcy-nrc-ail-dcsrincd
to   adorn   the     places*     where   society
The crnze might nob he so bad if production along these lines were confined
to Mr. Bcntley alone, or to other artists
equally as clever, but, not satisfied with
securing spccimciw of this kind of work,
thc Bocial beaux and belles arc daily
"tiying to become artists thoniarltci.
Ilundicds of young women nre hard nt
woik tiying to puzzle out pictuics from
pieces of cypress or a chunk of pine.
And sonic of the results aie. wonderful
to behold. It will not he veiy long'hc-
fore we see the ������gr-iin-.ketcliii.*'" face,
though it is hoped that befoie that time
society will have discovered something
11       Saving Expense.
Slranger���One moment, please. You
are a poet, I an�� told.
���Scribbler���Y-^c���s, but I���ex���have
not published very much of my work as
'���Exactly.   That's why I called."
'���Elif   Are you a publisher?"
"No, sir; I am general agent for one
of the greatest money-saving inventions
of thc age."
"Urn���I would certainly like to save
"Yes, that's it, and I've got the thing
to enable you to dn it. It's a little rubber stamp with the woid-* "Inclined with
thanks' on it. You write -jour poem,
put it in an envelope, slip jn a piece,of
paper with those words on it," address
the envelope to yosir-wlf, open the-cn\c-
lope, read the slip, throu tbe M-hole lot
in the WiT*ti"rnpi"-r*.".i--kct ��� and there
you are. You'll s.i\e ten times its'cost
in postage stamp- every week."'
The ���"GuncS.-ss Girl" .'.; <
eubieot as follows:
"However     much    , one      iu.iy     try
one's   very   hardest   to   blink   a   most,
���mplensitiff  feature   of  modern   life,, th<*��."
faat remains that the habit of having re-rr
course   to    little    pick-me-ups   bctwoeu
whiles is beginning to assume very definite  and  undesirable propoi tions "among .-
the society women oi the twentieth ccn---
tury.    The reason i.-, of course, not far���'..'
to seek, hut  the remedy .-eems ns dilU-���*
cult   of  discovery  rs  tlie     philosopher**
stone.    Tlie  highly   art-iii-ial   conditions;
under which we live, wii.li nerv*s always
strung to  the higii��t   slute  of  tension,
and ever lookin*,* out for -some new form ���
of   excitement,   make  it   inevitable  that:
artificial  stimulants  should  be  resorted
to in order to enable the jaded human-
organization  to meet   the  excessive-'demands   that are  made  upon   it.     From,
morning   till  night,  and   often   through.-.-
tho night as well, there is one long roir..d
of worry ami excitement.
"Tho demands of  modern -civilization,
are so exacting  that evc-i  the simplest" .
things bevome cither fatiguing or excit--:-
ing.    The mere act of dressing,, for instance, which has to lie repeated several
times, in  the dav, make.-, a  severe  call
upon the :-tien"th of a delicate girl, even
if she has a clever nnid to aa-i*t her;
nnd if she is one of thoic unfortunate,
individuals   who   have     to     try   to   bet
'smart* without possessing the "indispcn-U
sable sen ices of a lady** maid, thc nicrcK
strain,   for   instance, "of   arranging  heir.,
own  elaborate coiffure is quite  chouk! f
to exhaust her for some time after the*
operation i3 completed.
"Plenty  of  girts  find  that   the  lnero-
physical exertion of brushing their hair;
or lacing a pair of tignt corsets leaves
them so tired that before going outr to,
face the world a nip of cognac or a glass,
of liqueur is required to brace them. up��;
and give them courace to face thc world."
with the society smile without which no-
self-respect ing lady of fashion dare appear in public
"ifany ladies, too, find .the .fatigues ot
shopping and  of trying  on'  extremely-
exhausting,   owing,   in jnany .cases,   to
their  pretcrnaturally small * waists amt,
their abnormally high heels, .which often,
have the effect of making them-short ot
breath and short of temper nt the sama-*-.
time.    At that moment, unfortunately,
the considerate dressmaker or milliner,,
who  has  herself  experienced   the" sam*-.
feeling, only in a worse degree, becaneer
she has to work while her customer ��*
only  a-a using  herself,  obligingly  comes--
forward with an offer of a glass "of Benedictine or the 'tiniest drop' of    Greene-
Chartreuse, and her fair customer finds it
so grateful an 1 etinforting that on herr
next visit she looks our for it as a matter of course, and in a short time starta-
a  bottle in her own room to have recourse to whenever she feels 'a* sinking-^
"The high-sounding names of the various expensive liqueurs have such a. distinguished ring about them "that it ncvec.-
occurs  to   the   lady   who   is  consuming;,
them how perilously near she is going fcpt ��""*
the woman who, in a lower rank of lifej."..
has recourse to a quartern of gin under:-!
similar circumstances.   Rome womeu.de--- -
hide themselves still further by. drinking-
eau de Cologne or some other perfume oac.
the assumption that a pick-me-up of this>-
kind is quite harmless, whereas, if any��� , -
thing, it is more deadly than the other.    ;
'"Of course, it is not suggested for ar.
moment  that ladies -who have recourses'
to  this kind of thing go  the length  of.
m-iking themselves intoxicated.'But they;
do often get ns far as acquiring a color,*.'-'"
.ind a sparkle in the eye. and a style of -
conversation, all of which are quite foreign to their real nature, and the effect,
in thc long run is bound to be hijjklyr
deleterious."   * -   -      "   ~"   "--.'�����_   .
Picture Postcards,to Go.
Tlie picture   posttard,   it   would   anr--.
pear,    ia     doomed,  and    M.     Kouvier,
French     Jlini-jtcr     of       1 inanee; ��� has-- '"'
decreed   that  the portrait  cartoons re-- 3,- "
presenting  .European sovereigns 'are no--
longcr to be sold.    The ruture of tlicmt
cai toons   has  aroused   public   curiosity-. -** '
and a  research  in  the do-iihin  of car*: .. ���""- .
catured sovereigns is at least interest-"""'' -
ing.    Thus, we have Kin;j Alfonso an��t
Queen   Wilhclmina   dressed   in   school;-*" ���
room style, thc picture  b.*.iri:ig thc legend  "he3  Dcuk   (Josses," an!   Kaiser   '  ""
Wilhelm 'ns "a sauerkraut ii.f.-.i.er drink.-.'       K\
ing with AI. 1-oubet, who  wears a hilt-.   ���' - '
elta, notwithstanding that he is in the*-,
garb of a nougat merchant.  -Then thewt-'"
is the Sultan frantically dancing a fan*- .   --*
dango in  the  midat  of his  harem, andr
Leo XIII.  dressed in dude fashion, holding in his hand a superb  looki'ig-glasfc-''"���"
and thc latest thing in sticks, nnd xritbti   -*���"
a  magnificent gardenia  in  hia  butUmt-
hole. , ��-  i ,\  .
Close on the heels of this motley erdWifc-. -"v. '"
comes King Carlos, who would appeal''; . '���*
to suffer Jrom goitre, as  well as from*.
abnormal  girth  of  waist:     Dnderniitlfc���'	
his picture arc the words "Readv for th* ���    -���   "-
slaughterhouse."       Nicholas   if.   is,   oP
course,;of absorbing inteic-tt for French,
people,, but his portrait i- any thing butt
complimentary to His Maji-ty. who appear*, horribly disfigured, and is describe*'   -
ni "Thc least intelligent of nil tvrantB."*
These are, perhaps, thc p!<k of them aU.
As the decree applies merely to foreign
sovereigns,    postcards     poi'traying    jc ���
Loubct   being  "spat""upon   by   Jesuit*
nre   still  sold,   but   they,   too*  will dol j
doubt eventually be suppressed. '���
Liftlp, Ethel���-No, I rtall never many'
���and I intend to bring up all my children not to "marry cither.���^"Moonshhus^
"Yes." said the easiniutcr's wifo. "you
Bee f'harlcs goes so. fnrjy in the morning,
and returns so In,te. ftt night, we called
our place 'Beds'.cad."*
.  Doris���-Yes, she was furious .about the .
way  in  which that paper reported her
marriage. Helen���Did' it  allude   to  h��   -
.i*,'e?   Doris���Indirectly.   It stated that ,���
".Miss Oldc and Air. Yale were married,,
the latter being a well-known colleotO-C
of antiques." !.'"*  ���������;$&������  *  -"{  PROTECT YOURSELF  FROM THE SHVKRK FROST WITH A  CHAMOIS  VEST  c  W������ haw them to fit Men,  UuttM and Children, and  at vary reasonable prices  ���������AT���������  Cdnadd Drug & Boofc Co  NOTES OF NEWS  \V. A. Puliiivr. of Salmon Ann, its  in tbr city for* couple of days.  ��������� A lins of Clui-stie's  Imiil huts at less  limn half price. $1-C. B. Hume it ('<-.  .Mi. and Airs. Sullies me spending a  i'-*\v days at Albert Canyon with  friends.  Bob Trimble came in from North  Bend Tuestl.-iy morning on a month's  linMtl ly.  Ill*:-'legislature will meet for the  dfspitti'h of business on Thursday'  .M.-ucli 12th.  The Kmiilonps Presbytery are holding., sessions in the -.Presbyterian  chiiich.  The Knights of Pythias tire giving  an "At Home"' iu Selkirk Hall on  Tiie.silay evening next.  fc.. 13. Vincent, representing the Oul-  g.-uy Brewing Company, spent a roiiplt-  nf dnys in Ihe city this week.  J. li. Ci-essmiin left this morning- for  Halcyon, where ho. will leii'.iiii for a  uejk for the benefit of liis health.  -H.--.vm y������u ever seen n floor niut at  'Jan. w* hare a pretty onp for in-front  nf a' dresser or wash'stand, C. li.  Hun-ic & Co.  \V. de V. le Mui.--.tre returned on  Mond.iy evening from a visit to rtof-s*-  land.  Miss Anni������ Uoltner. of Wetiiskiwin,  en ine in last week to accept a position  in the dining room of the Hotel  Victorm.  Calgary Methodists will build .*  ���������S.iO.U'K) church in thnt city. Already  they hnve about $20,000 cush iu sight  >*e������id������-i-i lhe old church ������nd sit* wliioli  .ne valimble.  R. Tapping of this i-ity ��������� received  news today from Ontario stating '������������������at  nis In-other, Thoums Tupping, was  elected uieiuber to represent 5 loivn*  ships in Fruuteimc. county council in  tlie old lime stun* city.  John I). Siblmld returned to the city  on Sunday evening after a two ami u  half montli'i-* business trip to tilt* e.-ist  in tin* interest *< of. the MuCullotigb  Creek Hydraulic Mining Co. His trip  was a most successful one.  NEWS ITEMS  FROM FIELD  The New C P R Hotel���������The  Hockey Team���������Other Items  of Personal Interest  (From Our Own Corre������iiontfent.)  Tlie weather here is very mild and  taking it nil through the winter has  been a record breaker the thermometer  not ifgistei'ing moiv tlinii 20 below  zero mi the coldest day.  Messi-M. Leek & Co. hnve arrived to  put in n ste.nn heating plnnt in the  new C. P. It* hotel, und Mr. Cliff  Itouth of the Hinton Electrical Works,  Vancouver, ia busy "wiring the hotel  for electric light. When completed  the hotel will have a very fine appeal -  ance.  Me-wr*). llalliilay fc 'PringUi'a new  hotel is about completed and will now  accommodate 130 guests.  Mr.  Angus McCSillivary's new hotel  H. Manning has piit in an up-to-date j i������ ou a fairway to completion and ho  " T-.vo cusps of.small pox have duyol-  ofied at Blaine, YVapli.. within the last  week, Kvery' precaution .iv. being  inkeri for isolation.  The K. of P. will hold tlieir At Home  iu Scifeirk li.-ill on Tuesday evening.  Fub. 24th next. -Thcie will Iip mumc,  i'������ids and dancing.  - -I.;idi������s". Men's and. Children's shoes,  ..we might tit. yoifwitli a pair of those  we *r*������. clearing out at less than lost,  C. K. Home it Co.  The North Ontario bye election will  take-place on March 10th. A M rone  effort is heing'made by the 'machine t.i  defeal the Hon. Geo. K. Foster.  E. J. Humphreys returned Monday  uight from Multiloba, where he has  been attending the funeral of liis  father who died last week.  Mr. and Mrs. Xeild, of Kamloops,  I pent Monday in the city with friends  en 'route to Ontario where thev will  ���������pend a couple of month?.  The " regular monthly meeting of I,.  O. 1,. No. USSH will be held in the lodge  iiioru tomorrow evening. All members are requested to be present.  The Nelson hotkey learn won the  hockey championship at the Uossland  bonspiel last week from the Victorias  of Rossland l>y a score of three to one.  Tbe subject in-the .Methodist church  *������n Sunday evening will he ,'* The Best  Choice." Prelude.���������"Is the Book of  Job, Fiction���������and Who it Its Author."  Trout Lake ii" forming ,-i branch of  the Provinci.il Mining Association.  and'will appoint delegates lo tbe convention to be held at Victoria next  ��������� Wednesday.  ���������Our new spring goods nvs now in  and are the newest things out.     Vou  =had=bsUer=spring���������yoiii-self���������for^new^'  KVit."   Sea km in pies in  window,    J. B.  Ci-eiisnian.  Geo. Brown, fell headlong down an  elevator fchaft in David Spencer'.*)  departmental store at Victoria on  Saturday and was instantly killed. He  fell three storiei..  .Andy Craig's stables at Beaton are  always ahead with first class rigs and  horses. Parties contemplating aji ip  i^to Full Biver should wire Andy for  a rig orsaddle hoi-s<rs.  peanut, roaster.   The machine is of the  latest   pattern   anil    is  operated    hy  gasoline.     It does its work well, and j  fresh roasted peanuts can now he had  daily at Mi: Manning's slow.'  Tbe Ferguson braiieh.of the Provincial Mining .Association was foiuied  lust week in that town with the following officers: President. D. O.  Forbes. Vice President, S Shannon,  Secretary Treasurer, F. Holten. .  A printing' office in Michigan, is J  opened and closed with prayer. Tiiis  is a rare exception to lhe rule as from  time iiiiinenioiinl It has been the custom for printing offices to be opened  by the devil and closee by the Shei-ifl.  -Ex...   . . *'"   ; '   -"  The hoys of the "Happy Home"  entertained their friends to a sleigh  ride Tuesday- night. After -driving  around the city for a couple of" hours  the party wound up at the "Happy  Home." where an enjoyable evening  was spent. - - -  The . Kevelstoke. Lumber Co.. are  making big improvements to -their  iniil.-. At the Big Eddy. A carload of  new machioerv is being installed, and  the boom for holding the log* in thi*  liddy is being re-constructed wilh a  view to absolute permanency.  expects to have it running in about a  mouth.  The Field hockey team is in good  trim now and are anxiously waiting a  challenge from any other town.  Lively times are expected here this  spring and summer if the work of  cutting down the grade on the big hill  goes on.  Mr. Bert Palmer and sister have  returned from their ranch in Alberta  for a short visit with friends here.  Th( re is soms talk of a drug  store-, being opened up here this spring.  There is a good opening for one.  The . Rev. Mr. Murray- is expected  hack about Am-il 1st from Winnipeg  where he has lieen taking a course  through college.  Mi. Hiinie, of Calgary, arrived lust  week to take' charge of'the bar at  Halliday and Pringle's.  Mi*. Walter Bell. C. P. R. conductor,  bus been confined to bed with la  grippe, tho last few days.  Mr. Knowdell, locomotive foreman  here, had a very severe attack of la  grippe on Sunday. Or. Taylor of  Gomel* and Dr. Brett of Banff were  telegraphed for. Mr. Knowdell is  doing well and will snon be luck to  work.  Slaughter Sale  OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF  GROCERIES  TO BE SOLD FOR CASH  AT ACTUAL COST PRICES  CRESSMAN'S  25 per Cent Off for Cash  on all Dry Goods  THESE ARE GENUINE OFFERS  AS WE ARE GOING OUT OF THESE LINES  The Mail was the victim of a.ho.ix,  mil Mi-. Tapping was the victiiti'of ���������>  libellous letter published in the Mail.  If the editor of the Mail catches the  man that 'wrote, the "letter.aiid will  publish hi"* photograph with'a coluain  about hi* pa*t and future along ������ it ti  lus families antecedents, he wlll'.su.Ti-  cirnt.lv pnnisli the culprit.  ���������Onions   are   scarce   goods, we  have  nice California onions.CB.Hume tc Co.  At. a meeting of the Hnfcpital Bonn!  of D'uectors on Tuesday evening, lit  whidia tuimher of applications w'eit  received for the pos'tion of i <"������i(1t*iil  physician at the hospital, it ������-iii deri.l-  ed to offer the post to Dr. Sutherland,  of Kamloops. lt is uhdeestood I hut a  strong ��������� effort: is" being niade in Kriiii"  loops to induce Dr. Suthetland to  reminn in that city.  The Mas<iiierade Ball, under the  auspices of the Quadrille Club, which  takes place in the Opera Hoiibe tomorrow night promises to be most  success!ul.' 'Prizes 'are "neiag offered  for the best costumes. Tickets are.  Gentlemen '$2; mem tiers of the Quadrille Club $1; Ladies, oOc. Those in  costume will unuiusque ut. midnight  when the. dance will lie open to all.  The Independent Band will furnish the  music.  The school teachers of the. Pi-ovince  will hold a convention at Revelstoke  commencing on /the 14th April and  lasting three dry.*-).- It is expected  there will be 150 delegates in attendance and Mr. A. Robinson, Superintendent-of Education is also expected  to be present. Tbe school trustees are  desirous of tendering the delegates a  public reception on the .first day of  the convention and the city council  will he asked to assist in the matter. *  The Milk Supply.  Tn tlie - Editor of the Hekald  Dbak_Sir,��������� I note in the last i*ssue  of the Kootenuy Mail, in it.s repoit ot  the -Council proceedings, there is a  statement that, "On account of complaints ie Salmon Arm Milk it was  decided to tost city milk supply " So  tar as I am concerned I have not  heard of any complaint.-,, with the  exception of one, iu regaid to the milk  I furnish my many customeis in  this city. Fin thei more I have no  objection to the city testing the Salmon Arm milk, along with the milk  supplied by other dealer-,, hut why  should the City Council single out the  Salmon Ami milk before the whole  ���������aipply had been thoioughly tested. 1  do not see ou what aiitlioiity they  itsued .the statement, when not a  single member of the Council has ever  taken the trouble to have j. test made  of thc milk supplied in this city in the  past. On some one'.*, "say 30" they  have apparently tiied to injuie my  business by ad\ ei tising as abo*. e stated  without jnut Kiouuds for so doing.  Yours tiuly,  J. W. McCai.ix-w.  Taylor Bros. & George,  LIMITED.  .... Built to Order Garments  .... For Ladies and Gentlemen  Are cut to individual measures and constructed  by the  most.expert Tailors.    Only hand labor of the very best can  produce a wcll-.sh.tp-...I collar and give to the'shoulders ind  chosr ill"* -      On  this depends  the fit and  ..��������� *iie permanence of that shape.  CIR COATS  Will  not develop thoM  unsightly     draws     and  wrinkles  all  along   thft  i ���������**  shoulders and down ihe  * front which so beautifujjy  and unmistakably adorh  all the  ready-made store  clothes you can  buy at  one half the tailor's pric-S.  l;Kr..:.".".'..'$15to$35  Das SiiIIh ! ne m.        Kn  we aro o������orluK M       'Z9 XO     OU  Trouuer������,*iill  Die wiy      m *_  from              ������l TO  12  t.ftillti*!' Rainproof'RoMk''.*  Overcoat*! and Rain-  , "jroof coats.  tlidlea' Tailor-made  *-nl(8 '  Ladle*', Skirts.  Ladles' hklrts  $15 to $35  16 to  1$  6 to  25  ilAf :  !lffiabistwk J. B.Cfessman, Art Tailoi-  >o:o:o.o:o:o:o:o.o.o:o:o:o.o.o:o:o.o:o;o:o:o:o:c  Il   HOW ABOUT  J   THAT SUIT  *2'  ���������J! Ot Clnlhi's von piomiscd  ���������Si youisell this"KAL.1*.  Our Fall Stoi k is now thi-*  most i omplete in B. ti.  Out Fumy Gomln nit* all  new. iviI h new: colors and  the latcit -ti ipes.  Si'e I hem ������i**fore leavinir  ymvroidci" elsewhcie.  R. S. WILSON,.  Knshioim lib* Tailor.  -Ni-x-t the AlcCaity Block.  BELGIAN    HARES  T-hecfiiicldesl.,breeders and greatest  nione_\ makers  in   the, small   stock  line of the present dat.      Full   bred  stock of FASHODAS.  I'nce���������$6 anH Sic j>er pair,  according* to ag-e.  THOSi SKINNER,���������Revelstoke. B. C.  Revelstoke Water Lit  and Power (o. ltd.  NOTICE.  It is requested that all accounts due  to the above company be' paid tha  undersigned within ten (10) days from  dste; all outstanding then .will be  handed to a solicitor for collection.  H. Floyd, Secietary.  Revelstoke. B.C., Feb. 10, 1903.  T  NOTICE.  Disgraceful Beharior  To the Editor of tbe Hin.nji.  Sir: f attended the social in the  Presbyterian chinch lust ''.Tuesday  night and was surprised at the disgraceful behavior of some of the  audience tvho persisted in whistling  and groaning during the lecture given  hy Rev. Mr. Gold.:., It appears to me  that it was the duty of the chairman  to nee that order- prevailed, and that  theotfeoding parties should have been  dealt with th**n and there.  Your!, trnlv.  O. McPhadden*.  Card of Thanks.  The Ladies of the Hospital Aid  .Society-beK^totenderto'allpersohs'fn"  the city and surrounding districts who  hy tlieir presence, and in other, ways,  assisted them in making the Second  Annual Hospital Ball such a, complete  success.  *\f. K. Lawson,       I. B. CAKnuTHEiia,  .Secretary. President.  Hockey  The Vernon hockey team freth from  victory at Knmloops arrived on No. !i  tbiB morning and will meet the local  stalwarts in the rink tonight. Vernon  so far hnve an unbroken record of  victory, hut the local team iiredetei-  oiined���������to-hrenk���������rbst-record-tonight  and a good game is 'expected. The  following team will represent. Revelstoke: OohI, Allnm;. point. Hyatl:  cover point. W. Bew.**; r:<*nt.re. P. Bovd;  left wing. VVir-kins: light wing.H.  Bew.-; mvi*r, It. Douglas. The game is  called for S.-Io, admission 'iOc., children  Coinmsi-cial men who conteniplaie a  trip into the Lardeau and Fish River  ',' omps ai*e always sure of good erpiip-  myBtit at A. M. Oraig'fs ��������� stnhles at  Beaton. Best rigs and hor->ies on the  roads.  A." M. Craig still conducts the feed,  - livery and freighting stnhlcK nl;  Beaton."and has saddle liui-s'cs and  light and heavy conveyances for hire  at all times. His daily stage for Gold-  fields and Camborne meets the  steamboat on its arrival and departure.  A cut���������������������������-. labelled Alderman Foote  -jtppeirs on the second page of our  ������������������teemed con temporal"** last tveek.  Tii*  worthy alderman will no duuht  .. seceive the sympaathy of his many  S^l>j#nd������.    If Aid. Foote had continued  '���������-Si*' trip'to Klondike he would not  have luul to .suffer from the effusions  of Hot Air Johnny. It is understood  that Cl'ief Baip is to lie the next  ���������victim.'" f  Curling.  A number of interesting gnim-*s have  liet*n played this week. On Fridav  night the Scotch rink were given a  close game by a rink of All Comers,  the result being in rlonlit till the last  The fiillriwi'ng were  ���������tone was played  I he rink������ :  SCOTLAND  Lawrence'  Cai'i-utherii  Rue  Itrown. skip. II  xu. cr>\tr.na  Rose  Coghlan  Brork  Pinkharn, skip, II.  A match between married and single  curlers, three rinks a side, created a  good, deal of excitement. At the present stage the Bachelors aie f> points*  ��������� head with one game to play  FOR A COUGH  -i.fi.   ���������* ;���������  Five Rsoincxl House to Bout Furnlfllied *12  (ier montb, including water.    Apply Hebalu  Ofllce or        , ��������� _ *  j,ME8_. H._ LAKGHEAD.  Second Street.  NOTIOE.  Kotiee ih hereby given (that 30 days irom  dstel wl]la*.*>lj iwthe Chief commissioner of  Lands and W.orfcn. for a special license to cut  and carry-' au-ay timber from the following  described land iaitVeat. Kootenay:  Cominenciuij *t Mary :E. Sanderson's north  west corver post on west bank of Kingston  Creek about,.-l}^' miles from mouth of said  creek and about, j-chains south of tree bl zed  on four sides on H. G.-Sfounce's trail, thence  ���������loutl-rllfO chains, thence tvust -10 chains, thence  north lrKr chains, thence east ���������IO chains to  point of eb^i-aenceinent, containing 6-10 acres.  Halcyon," reB?7th;M(0li;  "MARY   ������. SAN'PERSON.  NOTIOE.  Take notice that 30 dnjs afterdate I Intend  to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and works for a special license to cut and  carry away timberfrom thefollowlngdescrlb*  ed lands lu West Kootenay: ���������'     .    '  Commencing at a post planted one-half mile  ucsterly from the Columbia River about one  milo above Rocky Point, thence south 40  chains, thence west 160 chains, thence north  40 chains, thence east'160.' chains: to the,point  of commencement. ,. .  l'ated this 3rd day of February,-1903.  A. EDGAR,  MORRIS & STEEP  GENERAL MERCHANTS  .  Fresh Crooertes and Provisions.  Miners' Supplies andJOutfits a.Speoialty.  ������*rnnt  SfrP^f   Revelstoke. B^C>  *���������*     1 \JM.M.\,'   **yVk VVlj        'Mall Ohlem Solleited.- ���������  "i '   i%   -**t  SJ=  j SUITS FOR BOYS AT HALF PRICE |  $7 Suits for $3.50.  $3,50 Suits for $1.75J  $S, Suj.ts/or'$a.50. ,  $2,'-5o"Suits for."$"1;25."  Notice.  Applications will be received until the 15th  February, 1903, by the Secretary Kevelstoke  Hospital Society, Revelstoke, Britlnh Columbia, for the position of Resident Physician.  Applicants will please stateoualiflratlons and  salary expected, ,  .ir.titKiKti  Hindi  O ra ham  Kiricaid  (JiiiTuthers, ������k.  .McDonell  VoiniK  Brock  .Mi-Hai", skip  Lawieme  .lack-son  Rue  Brown, skip. 6  On   Moiday  rtl-VOILK  Walker  Ft/iki-r  Co^blan  12   Foote, skip 10  Steiss  ('r'owe  Dallas  Kdwards, tkip,  JDongliin  McDonald  Kose  Pinkhnin, skip. l:{  Doiigla*  defeated Mc  Lean in Ihe (irepn Curlers competition  hy 12 to 8. This left DouRlns and  Walker in the flnat which Was played  Tuesday ni^ht before an interested  crowd of apeclatnrs, Dousla* a train  heinK victorious defeating'his oppon '  ent 13 loO, ' ��������� ������������������ f.  NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that :!0 days from dele  l_������ill apnl> to the Chlef_ijommlsi"loiier_of  Laud, and ttorks for a special license to cut  aud tarry away timber from the following  described lands In.West Kootenay .  Commencing at .milrew M.Symonf north  oast corner post al*out 2U chalas north of the  south west corner of Lot 871, (..roup 1, Kootenay. thenee south 80 (hains, thence weit 80  rhains, tlience north 80 chains, thence cast 80  chains to point of comraoncement, containing  1*40 acres, and  Commencing at Andrew if. Symons north  east corner post planted on the west slope of  Kingston Creek Valley about i% miles from  mouth of slid creek and about 40 chains  we.iterly from tree blazed ou four sides on K.  ti. Mouuce's trail, tbence weat40chal ns, thence  south 1C0 chains, thence east 40 chains, tbence  north ICO chains to pointof commencement,  containing &M acres.  Halcyon, T*h. 7th, 1903.  ANDKEW Ji.'SYVOKD.  $4 50 Frieze Overcoats for 82 25  ii EDWARD j: BO^RItE, |  f     Revelstoke Station. Bourne-Bros.'Old Stand;    '*$  irrr* rrffrrrrirrrfrrrr-rr^������r*n mr<iwr*ff<r4r*f4r4rf<rf���������4r%r<r4:^$vay0i������' ���������'  ' -     -      .'-"-.' ,.,-������������������'*"      ;  i  H an iinfftiltri^ it;lief for nil  fortin  (tmjjhH anil hoji^Mi*"--*  25o. and 50c. por Bottle  NOTICE.  votlce I? hereby given that .10 days fiom  daf I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  L uds antC>rorksfor a special llct-nie tocut  and carry auay timber from ths following  dewrlt-od land fit West Kootenay :  Commencing at K. Handerson's north west  corner post at the tc-urh west corner of f/>t 871,  Group 1, Kootenay thence east HO chains,  ihence south 80chains, thence west W chains,  thence north sflclialni. to pointof ci-mnience-  ment, containing 040 acres.  Halcyon, 7th Feb., WU.  ROBJKRT SA.VDKKSO.V.  Permit us   to draw   your    attention to"the~wisdour_of__  pi'ftHentin^ 3*our family With  Choice Lot  The first step toward providing for them a home of  their own.  A part onlv of the amount  usually spent, on pretty hut  useless presents will make  the first payment.  REAL  ESTATE  Is the basis of nil wealth,  and you can now lay the  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,  AgwtU Smelter Townslte  '  NEW  SPRING  STOCK  BRUSSELS   CARPETS  Now is the~ time' "to choose a good Carpet-  one that will Iast.7-1 We can guarantee' tHese  goods. You cannot do better than, leave --your  order with us for one of them/ - -   .  See our  us  New  Linoleums, Oilcloths,', etc. -  RrHowsoir&TOo.rgaSSTSfo  Undertaking, Embalming, Ktc. .Madehri* Aveuite.   -.' "    ..,-  1'IIKI'AKKI) ONf.V UV  Walter Bews, {&!!*  Prnfjtst.    and   Mlatlopor.   Next Home Mock  NOTIOE.  Notice Is hereby given that ^0 days from  drft* I Kill apply to thc Chlof Oommlisiouer of  Linds and ������orks for a ineclal llcenso to cut  and curry swav tlinbor from the following  described lands In West Kootenay  Commencing at 0. M. Rynions northwest  corner post sltiinted about 10 chains westerly  from a tree blazed on four sides on R (1  Mouuce's trail on the ucstsldc, and about-I'i,  miles from the mouth of Plnaston Creek  tlience east 10 chains, thence south 1C0 chains,  thence west 41) chains, thence north lGOchnins  to point of commencement, containing Mo  acrci.  Halcyon, Feb. 7th, 1903. ,  C. M. SVMOXB.  OPERA  HOUSE  nKVKI.8'rOKE, 11. c.  Monday, fefi. l\ 1903,  THE CORONATION CHOIR,  GLEE AND CONCERT PARTY  Composed of adult slnjferw who  tfiok purt in th������ Coronation of  iliolr Mnic^tlM at V\'estmltiater  itlilicy will appear a* abuv*������.  SIBBALD & FIELD,  Real Estate  FINANCIAL-)  Insurance  O. P. R. TOW-X8ITE.  MAKA TOWK8ITE. *  GERRAHD TOWK8ITE.  CAMBORNE TOWNS1TE,  i Canada Permanent ti Western  \      Canada Mortgage Corporation.  (Colonial Invcutmeut and loan Company.  i"8uii Fire.  ' I Canadian Fire.  -(Guardian Fire.  Caledonian Fire.  Mercantile Fire.  Manchester Fire.  Atlan fire.  Northern P|re.  Great (I'm rife.  COAL FOB SALE.  I fipe*"i*, Ao������1*,e,'it ������*"' Guarantee.   Confederation J.lfe  U'anadian Accident Aamirance Co.  Connection?FJrJ  HOUSES FOR SALE AND RENT. ���������'  CONVEYANCINQ. ";-.':  J. D. SIBBALD, Notary Public.  1EV  R'EVELSTOKE. B. C;  CMAS. M. FIELD! j  FOR PARTICUr-AKS SHE HANDBILLS.  ;   Beaerrc*-!   S"iC������i   ONS.-D6LLAR  at   Canada I  Drue &   llw.k  tVisliKU*.. 'Barty   of- Hall   and I  ClflJlei-iii.i, "Jc, ;; ;.. .' i  I XX A.-V-E IT I.  The largest stock ot the latest WATCHES,  CLOCKS, 'RINGS, SILVER WARE!, *tllUT  GLASS, FASHtONABLE JEWBLRf, Etc.  My many years' experience enables me to buy  goods at the right prices, enabling mc t*������  sell to the public at reasonable prices. ���������  j: a-xrsr' eabbub.  WATCH REPAIRING A 8PECIALTT.  J  ������������*-W*SrtW*^  ���������*������*nr(Tnprtr7*r^ftr^M*w"''-i


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