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 ^.IsTJD  RAILWAY    MKN'S   JOURNAL,  Vol     V.   No    179  REVELSTOKE B. C.    THURSDAY,   MARCH  12. 1903  $2 OO a Year in Advance  MODERN METHODS OF RETAILING  Merchandise require a Store that is roomy  and well lighted. Our Business having-outgrown our  old warehouse, we were forced to build, knowing from  experience what it was to be cramped for room. In  building our NEW STORE we have made ample  provision for plenty of room and surrounded ourselves  with all the modern conveniences and up-to-date fixtures and appliances. Travelling people tell us we  have now the best appointed Store in the district.  We wish you to accept this as an invitation to  come in and look over the Building, and, remember,  you are welcome whether you buy or not.  You will find a courteous staff of Sales People,  who will "be pleased to show through the Departments.  We are busy just now marking off and passing  goods into stock, and are not exactly in ship-shape  order, but we are ready to execute any" orders you  may favor us with, and we hope to find no order too  large or too small/to receive ovr very best attention.  -PETROLEUM  for Lenten Season  SALT SALMON., SALT MACKREL  SMOKED BLOATERS '    SMOKED HALIBUT  KIPPERED HERRING.  Special for. Friday only     '     ' '   z  FRESH HALIBUT in feats.   Regular 15c'.', for io'c.  .-LIMITED.:  Many Thousand Acres Held by  Company Syndicates Under  Favors from Flon. Wells' Department���������Double-dealing.  Tlie B. O fj.-iK-l te 'contains the appli  e.iliiui uf T. \V. Ilingay, Noble Binns,  S. ������. Blayl.ick. J. li Wilson, and J. F.  Miller, all ut* Trail. I'm* mal anil pelro*  eiim liceii-.es on 15 k i ivi r. J5 isl Koote-  u.-iy. Thc I,nn!- in tpiesi ion are flaked  in the iieigliiiriihi oii i.f the birge area  of co.il "Hid petroleum lauds for which  application li.is been in.ale hy J. E 0.  AbhiitL ami numerous Gibers nf a  syndic.He that is supposed to h ive Ibe  bat king of the C. P. It. Many thousands of acres ,ue at pit-sent held by  llie synnicate.  Jt is not thought, that these appli-  t.ints will meet with any opposition  from the Victoria auliiurilies, as the  intluenci" behind theni is considerably  greater I hail that exercised by olheis  less I'orl iinalu in then t (Torts to obtain  leases in the coal and petroleum districts of 15 ist. Kootenay.  It will lie interesting to wat'*h developments in this connection. If the  government grams these applit at ions  antl continues to tihstiuct ol hers that  have been held up formally months in  the olltee. ol the binds and works  ilepaitue'tit. at Victoria, then* will be  lively times at the next session of the  1 gitbiture. Tile gf.veriimenL will then  (ind itself iu a very'awkiv.ud pi*>ili**ii'.  _ It is iiinio.-HiI t hat a rrinipleSi* e.\po"  sure will he made of ihegovefiiiiienLV  d itible dealing in this matter. The  whole question will be thoioughly  threshed out, anil Hon. Mr. Wells wiM  he. called upon to defend himself  against ioiiiu very serious charges in  connection wilh ih(; "ailiniuisiiation of  bis depart inenl during the. p/i-t twelve  months,,,;- It. is , sairUby. .tiios'e f.iiujliiir  with the facts of  the   case tiial he will  he questioned lint only by the opposition lint by more than one government  sitppoiter, and itivrltliotio will be  made concerning the opeiai ions t.f the  O. P. K. in Eist ICiititen.ty that will  exteiitl over the 1-u.t font- yeaii-,.���������  Rossland .Minei.  effort.      Brother   Adair is   B.  C first,  last,   ."tnd   all   the    time.     Even    tin;  *'frog"   that   he   wore   in liis voice he  declared   lie   did   not  have till he left  the   mining   Province, and struck I be  lefrigerator.-itino.sphere of Moose Jaw.  Hut. when he got.warmed up nbout the  beauties of British Columbia, tin* very  recfllrcfion   of   that   balmy    climate  seemed   t)   cure   his'-throat', and   the  ������������������fing" disappeared."'��������� In  180(1 Biol her  Adair,   at   lhe   age" of   17. applied for  admission   to   a   volunteer   corps    in  Victoria County, Ontario, in  order to  renel the  Fenian   Raid, and had some  .difficulty   in   getting . in   because the  corps Was   to .have   been     made   up  enliielv of Or.ingenienV  After serving  a.s a soldier t ill all danger of Fenianisni  was   over, he   decittetl : that he would  qualify  for any patriotic position, and  did   so   by   joining   L. O. Ii. No. 1112.  just 37 yeais ago.    Seven yeirns ago lie  11ansleiicd   his certificate  to L. t). L,  No. 1C5S. then organized at Revelstoke  B.   ('.,   and    is   now   known   us "the  fat hei- of Oraageism   iu the Kootenay,  District.     He opened the first Orange  lodge in   the  interim.    Now '.here are  11   lodges   in   one   district, and   1G in  another,     as     well .  us    the     better  known        lodges       in       the      cities  on   the   coast.     Al last Grand Lodge  meeting   every   primary   lodge sent a  representative but   two, and delt'g.iti-s  travelled   over 500     hides,   al    great  expense   to   themselves   nnd   losing it  week   of   valuable   time, and Brothel  Adair had no doubt the attendance at  Grand   Lodge   in   Vancouver   now iu  session was just ns good as it bad been  al Nelson.     The  Twelfth of July procession   in   Vancouver a year ago was  over   n   mile   long.    * The    last   year  bis lodge, 42 strong, went 2S0miles tn  take   part  in   tlie   celebration, which  meant   a   loss   of   four or five day***, a  heavy loss in a mining country, wheie  men are scaice antl labor dear. During  the   past   year,   Newfoundland     had  nride   the   grente-*f   increase   of   any  Grand Lodge   in British America, but  Biilish   Columbia was   a close second.  There are  now  over  r.500_Or.itigemt"ii  in good  standing  in the fur   Western  Province.       He     .brought*      kindest  greetings        from        the       brethren  jnf       Winnipeg,     nnd-     said'     tlieir  new Scott Metnuri.il   H.ill was a great  success, aiul would he lirst Used for the  .Manitoba   Provincial    Grand     Lodge  mt-eting on March ���������Hli.*.  GOLDFIELDS  Completed and in Steady Operation���������First Clean-Up About  the Middle of the Month.���������  Other Items of Interest.  J. B. Curtis, vice-president, of th  Northwest Development Syndicate,  who is spending a.few days in the cii.*  on business cu'miected with lb  company's mine at Gnldfield.***, state  that work is progressing most sali  fact ori ly. The stamp mill is t ompleteil  and in steady operation, antl the first  cleanup will be made about the middle  of the month. A force of about ol;  men have been employed on constitution anil development work during t u  winter, but this is now being lediued  to the leguhir working fotce, tin  property being ill shape to keep up  steady shipping to the mill. Ore is  now being taken trom tbe Goldfinch  claim, un open cut being diiveu on tin  lead. Work is also in pi ogres*- on two  tunnels nn the Walrus claim, which i~  immediately below the Goldfinch, ii  being the intentit n to strike the lead  of the latter claim Irom the upper of  the two tunnels at a depth ol "ioU feet.  On one of the tunnels they are in 100  feet antl on the other 140 leet.���������Nelson  News.  Mr. Curtis arrived in town Monday  last from Nelson and is legisteretl at  the Hotel Revelstoke.  BATTLE TO  .  THE FINISH  RISKED LIFE  Four Men Perish by Gas in  Nettie L. Mine-Jack McLeod  Brings Out the Dead and  Injured.  Ferguson, via Arrowhead, March 8.  ���������Four men tiro dead, two more are  f nnder_physiciansLcn.re_)ind_Jttek McLeod, who, at the peril of his own life,  descended tiie shaft of the Nettie L.  mine and brought seven forms one by  one, to tlie surface yesterday, while  ���������mother brave rescuer was overcome,  is practically uninjured nfter hit*  terrible experience.  The dead are: Patrick Crilley, shift  boss. Allan Caulder, Edward Gognnn  and Robert Savage. The two injured  nion, Nels Johnson and his brother,  knownas Otto Bloom, are under physicians'care and will.liye.   v.  The fatality lias cast a gloom oyer  the camp. It. was so unexpected and  terrible in its effects, so surrounded  with thrilling incidents, that the  occurrences of the late afternoon are  ���������still talked of in hushed horror by the  community.        ���������        . ..'���������"''���������'. V'." '  The day shift at the Nettie L. fired  ���������its shots and quit work yesterday at 4  p.m. The night' shift went on at 7  p.m. Robert Savage went to his  machine to continue drifting from the  bottom of a winze in the lower  ���������������������������' workings. This winze appears to have  " been full of powder smoke aud carbonic acid gas. "When Savage reached  his post, or possibly before doing so,  he shouted for help, sryinjy that he  ���������was smothering.  George Groshey descended to his  rescue and succeeded in bringing him  nearly up to the floor level, when  , -Grosliey became insensible. The body  of Savago dropped hack down the  winze, a distance of about 4flpfeet.  Allan Caulder, a gallant young fellow,  only 20 years of nge, rushed down the  ladder. On reaching the bottom of  the ladder he called out for help, and  Pat Crilley, the shift boss and brother,  of the superintendent, descended, to  share Caulder's fats.  The men above begged with each  'other  for th* honor of risking  their  lives to save the men, below. Barkle\  Crilly went down and actually reached  his brother, hut the gas drove him up  to the level more dead than alive. He  was utmost asphvxiat*-d when he  Struggled back to the winze head.  Six men were down in the dark  where only death lived in the poison  fius gas when .Tack McLeod, a ('ape  Breton miner of great experience and  heroism, male an attempt witli a  rope. In the dark ho stumbled across  n body, which he secured witli the line  and bore to the ladder foot. The men  above raised poor Paddy Crilly to thieve), McLeod pai'tiy sustaining him  step bv step from the bidder.  Six times did McLeod ascend with  the body-of-a rescued comrade andsix  times descended to meet his own more  than probable death.  The sixth and last man having heen  carried up, McLeod collapsed, and  Jack Sweeney descended to see if any  moie remained in the winze bottom.  For the seventh time McLeod had to  go back, witn John Hendricks, to  Sweeney's rescue.  McLeod has escaped practically  uninjured from his terrible but heroic  experience.  The bodies of the deceased miners  are being borne to the miners'union  hall this afternoon, escorted by a large  and sorrowful following of their fellow  miners and the general public.  Steps are being taken to have the  heroism of Jack McLeod publicly  recognized and rewarded.  An inquest will be held tomorrow.  No blame would appear to attach to  the mine management, the appliances  or equipment.  In the East.  Th"* Sentinel reporting a meeting nf  L. O. L. No. 375. has tbe following in  i "leience lo lie. Adair, who was visit  ng in T.U'iiuto:  .me spectti iiy'"-R. W. Brother Ri'.  Ad.or, J ilium- Oepii'y Gi.tt.d Master < f  British    t'.i'uuil* a.      was    a      splend i!  Another-'Strike,, ,  , TheC. P. R. have another strike on  tlie'i- hands. ���������lOO'ihe'Tr^n*'* the audit'  office in Montreal wentout'on stiike a  week ago. The move w.is a grew  surprise to tbe management, ns it was  not thought these men wore organized-  Tbe question of wages is of < ourse, the  cause of the strike. It is complained  by the men. not only in ths audit office,  hut in other depaitirienl of the road,  that -while organized bullies have  succeeded in obtaining advances in  wages, the unorganized employees  have not been in any way recognized  by the management.  TWENTY CARPENTERS wanted  at once, apply to J. Keroughan.  Laggan, B. C.  A Good Property at the Head of  Trout Creek���������Six Miles From  Trout Lake.���������Improvements  Done.  M.L. Moyer has taken a working  b ind, for a year, .on the Horseshoe,  ������u improved property ^belonging to  Ed.,Hillinan, of .Troul Ltike, and Geo.  ..*-!., McCiirler,** * of-* Revelstoke. The  im irovtmonts already done consist of  u Jl(J0 foot tunnel and an incline which  runs down 80 feet and shows a, vein of  ore two feet in width, with about one  foot of solid galena and a small streak  of grey copper.  Tbe Horseshoe is located at the head  of Trout creek and about six miles  Irom Trout Lake: has a good trail  running close by and adjoins the Lucky  Boy. Unfiled Grouse nnd other good  properties. Mr. Moyer sent up a force  of men Friday and tlK-yy will get everything ready for a, larger force, which  wi 1 be sent up in the course of %  couple of weeks.  Mr. Moyor is here with Philadelphia  uicney and says it is to bo spsnt if be  can get the property, and he thinks he  can get it right hete in the vicinity of  Troul Lake.���������Topic.  Strikers' Overtures Rejected by  the Canadian Pacific���������An Appeal to the Public���������Review of  Negotiatiations:  Now that the proposals looking to a  lettleinent of the strike, which seemed  :o favorable on Saturday, have been  ���������ejected by the company, nnd the  .reach between employers and employed has iiccorilingl-.- bee.i most  unhappily widened, it is deemed but  just to the public tliat the correspondence be published which defined the  hope of successful mediation. This  correspondence may fairly be taken  tip at thiil point where tlie Board of  Trade Conciliation Committee, as  representing business and general  community interests, set tbe seal of  ics approval upon a memo of agreement offered by the strike lenders in  the hope of temporary peace based  upon compromise and mutual concessions. This agreement rend as  follows:  "Vancoiivei. .Marcli rtli. lOKt.  " Tin; I'liiulli :i>ih fioi uniinc tin.* si-ttluinein of Hip  strike ������n the IMii.ulian Pacific Itnilvnr uliicli ioih-  mi'iici!'! at iiuiin, l*'."l>rnary 27, ](KW, ,in* n* follow-j:  "���������]. TliuomiMiiy ajjivu*, to reinstate, uiiliuiit.  pK-Jmlii-e. .ill *,iiAiiijr i"iii)ilo.icL**i in tlieir former  posiiiniH ami mtli their former r.iti_i of pay, iic-  mciliiiu-lv, o\cept those ������ho iiki\ h.oe' heen  i-uillN of l-iitlll) injury to persons oi n ilful destruction nf pi open j, ifurin**; the atrili*  & Yo  Every Day Brings Its New_Coods AH Uptojthe  R. M. R.  Mayor O'Brien called a meeting for  Inst Friday evening in No. 2 fire hall  for the purpose of considering the  reorganization of the local company  R.M.B. to be in readiness by the tiuu*  lhe newuJrill hall is completed. The  mayor occupied the chair and the  following resolutions were passed:  Moved by H.W. Edwards, seconded  by T.H. Dunne, that the chairman lit*  instructed to eouimunicate with tbe  D.O.C. explaining, th** condition of  affairs wilh the B.M.H. in this city  and ask for instrurtions as to tin-  necessary procedure under the t-ii-riiiu*  sinnces.  Moved by Sergt. Ringer, seconded  by R. Tapping, that in the opinion of  this meeting it is desirable that the  local company of R.M.R. be 'reorganized, nnd tlltt Mr. Ii. A. Brown he  aiitl is hereby rpcnmmended as coin-  mandiiig oftli-ei*, aud thnt a memorial  tn this effect he circuhited for  signature by the members aud foi-  warded to the D.O.C.  Top Notch for Style and Pattern.  SEE OUR PRICE LIST:  Hem Stitched, Silk Blouses       $350  Silk Waists  Plain Solifl Colors,  for   Washing Silks  Only n few odds and end.s left of those Washing  Silks in stripe*) and cheeks at . 35c.  Muslin Skirts  A few novelties to hand in Linen. Pique and  Miwlin Skirts. See theni before they are  picked up.  Cloth Skirts  Our Stock in these goods never was as complete  ami varied as at the present prices. Our prices  range from ��������� $3 00 to $15X0  Our Boys' School Shoes  We have given special attention to this line of  goods and have selected the best material, and  if durability, qmility and strength, has anything to fir, with the make-up of a Shoe, we ask  you lt> look over these.  Whitewear  Latlies'Whifeivi'iir direct from the best iniinii-  I'ael string establishments in ISi.stern Cnuiubi,  Night Gown*-, Combination Suns trimmed with  Luce and.Embroideries. Prices to suit everybody. .  CORSET COVERS-25c. up.  Corsets  Your attention is direcled In the Superior  Workmanship anil Quality and Material used in  our Corsets. We are agenls for the D and A  ���������the best Cnnudhiii Corsets and the P. D., the  best. French Corsets. \Vu guarantee every pair  to fit,  Footwear  Sole Agents for lhe celebrated American  makers, Lilly Bracket!.'and the Harlow .Shoe  Co., and several of the noted Canadian makers.  Our variety is huge. Don't fail lo inspect these  goods.  JUST TH2 8H0E YOU WANT FOR YOUR B0Y8.  Millinery and Dress Goods  A Beautiful  Range of   these   Goods   are   on the way and are expected every  day.    Our Millinery display this   year  will   far   excel   that of   previous years.  Wire from Mrss Riddell:-���������Left last Monday for Revelstoke.  REID & YOUNG,  DRYG00DS MERCHANTS  REVELSTOKE, B. C.  Iln.'i-*o!ii|),uiya*fiocs not, in oppose or object  in ils cmplovci'-i liccniniiii; or rniitiiiiiini: to Le  iiieinlici'*, ot tin." UnitUfl fSiv-ilieiliootl of li.iilwa*.  I*.iii|j|i)} co*,���������it liuinil luiilci.stooil, ln*U(*>*_'i, thai  foi mill i L'fogiiitioii of saM orjr.uii/ntioii can onlv ih;  iniulc by tliuccnai.il iiutii.ievrnt tlicec-nvral haul-  i|iimton���������or any other labor uiiiuu or niilu-trial  "jijiiini/. itioniuKl il ml!.ijrice to reecho cotinnittt-e.s  of employees lo ili-*cn*,s aiul adjust .uiv c.i*.*..= of  tlifleieiit-u i.Iiicli lime niiieii heretofore', or uliicli  mil} licienfiiTariic. Iwtnecn ihccompaio ami it*,  cmiilojccs.  ���������*3. 'Ilie company iigrees not to tli-criminatc  nsiiiiisl tlio lonti.tetiiiK stevedore nho was in  cliui'rfeof tint uoik n hen their strike l-cpui. i'lliis  is to pioteit the lntcimitioii.il 'LoiKKliorenieii'*,  Association, Local Union *"ll,-whioli is eoiiipo**ed  of InseniploH'Os.)  ���������'4. 'ilie company agree* not to discriminate  .i^anibt lhe l.itciniitioiiiiI-'-Xoiipiihorcitien'.s A***  ei.ition (l.oc.il I'nioii No. 211) nr the British t'ol-  iiml.i.i.Stciuii.sliipmuir.s Soeietj, because of their  Ktippurt of the .slrikeis.  ��������� ".'>.   Tho follow his employee*, sh.ill not be .illu*.*.-  etl to join any union :  -"The ire.iiT.il -iiporinteiiileiit's immediate staff,  "The Ioe.il riei<lllt MKent, anil        . ,       '"  "'l'lie.i"-si<ttuitfieiglifcit^ent.    ~  '.  "I'mvitle-, the last named is not expected to perform the duties of general wharf foreman.  "ti. It is ii(.-reeil U-ti.-aeii tlie compam and its  einplojccs, icpro*."*iitetl by tlie cooiniltteesisninc  tlu.s inileuliiie, thai tiftueu d������}s' notice .-hall lie  given by either party tu the other, before anj  monthly einplojce ihall leaie the .scnice or be  discharged therefrom except for good ami sufficient  reason.  '���������7. It is iiuder-stoofl and agreed that the fore-  goinpc is to be con-jiMercd an a teinporjrj arraii*je-  nienc, except as to article*. S antl -I. w hii.": are to lie  rmiiiilennl permanent, and is for the pur*iose of  restoi ing the Status quo auto' without, prejudice  to the el.tuns of either .side.  "Ilateil at Vancouver this 7th dav of March  IOi-S, anil signed iu duplicate by Ko'bt. Brooke,  chief eieik, telegraph department,: s. ctaniliain.  baggageman; J. J). Tutiibiill, seneml freight foreman: Uoht. C'ophtick, tiinekeeiKT mechanical  fli'partmt-it: David I������iverot.k, tleliten clerk; F. il.  Walker, cleik telegraph department; K. .1. liussell,  freight, eh.cker; .Inhn Lille\. freight checker, ami  It. KohuiMiii, Kiggiigenian, a.s an employee*,' coin-  mitLee."  It will lie noted that the aliote suggested agreement carefully eliminated���������to meet, the coinpanv's  contention of inability to deal uith the U. B. K. K.  ac iiieneut an an oigani/.atiou���������all reference to the  bi otherhood as one of the contracting parties, the  men appearing merely an a "committee" of  emplo>ees.  '1 he .suggested liasis of truce presented it.selfa.-,  reasonable to the mediatory body of business men.  as instanced by the follou ine memo;  '���������Vancouver. .March 7th, 1903.  "At.i meeting of the arbitration .committee of  the  Hoard  of Trade (acting ns a committee of  mediation) held this day, ft wa.*. lesolved ;  "That tlie arbitration committee of the Vancouver Board of Trade (acting as a committee of  mediation' having carefully and exhatistj'elv  considered the larious point**, in dispute between  the Canadian Pacific H.iilwuy companj and various employees of the said company, now on strike  at V.incomer, and after hearing both sides, i- of  opiiiionlh.it* the draft agreement now* submitted  ni, a 'modus i nendi,' ami w hich has been a-st,ented  Jo_hy tlie_f*ommlttee_of���������striker*,-is-a fair-ami  equitable proposition and the committee strouglv  urges upon thu general .superintendent of the Pacific division to agree to the same on the part of the  Canadian pacillc Jtaihiny company, in order to  terminate the very .'serious .state of affairs at prei-i-  ent exist ing, and which so disastrously affects the  entile province of British Columbia."  Notification of the Hoard of Trade's next move  iu tlie direction of securing peace was convened to  the strikers iu the following note :  Vancouver Board of Trade, Vancouver, B. C,  March 8th, 1903.  To the Executive- committee of the StrikingKm-  ployees of tho Canadian ,'l'acitic Hallway company, Vancouver.  Gentlemen,���������The arbitration committee of the  Vancouver Hoard of 'Trade, acting as a committee  of mediation between tlie parties to the dispute,  desiivsto inform you that the draft proposals  drawn up on Saturday afternoon 7th inst.. as a  result of the negotiations which had taken place  up to that time, were on Saturday evening  suhmltleil to the local otlicials of the Canadian  Pacific Hallway company. After certain modifications, the proposals were left for Hubmlssion to the  company's executive at .Montreal, and thc committee now regrets exceedingly to have to say that  they have been declined by the company.  Yours truly,  II. T. I.OCKYKR, Chairman.  H'M. SKK.VK, Secretary.  The entlorsation of the Trades antl Labor Council.  generally representative of organized labor in this  city, was next conveyed to the striking rail war men  in the following:  Trades and Labor Council, Vancouver, Mch. &, '(a.  S. fjarnhaiii, K.sf|., Acting Agent, It.B.H.K.  Hear Sir,���������loin instructed by the above named  body to inform you that at our last regular meeting the action of the United -Brotherhood of Kail-  way Kmployees tn ceasing work .until certain  grievances were adjusted, was unanimoiislv  endorsed, also the agreement as submitted to the  C.P.U. to bring alsiut a .settlement.  l*'urther, that a meeting of the executives of all  the unions in the city would lie called to devise  ways anil means to carry on the strike.  Yours (ruternallv,,  K. J. Ul'.SSKLI,, Secretary.  This brings the strike doiv'n to the  present juncture, the strikers thus  presenting their position to the public:  ���������'United   Brolherhooil   of  Railway  ISmployees.Vancouver Division 81,  Vancouver, B.C., March 9, IlXXi.  "To the People of British Columbia:  "In The Daily World of Inst Saturday, General Superintendent .Marpole  of the C. P. R, announced libitt he  would accept the arbitrament of tlie  Board of Trade of the questions at  issue in thr present controveisy.  "After much labor and discussion  b-Hweeri the committee of the U.B.R.  E. and the hoard, a draft of an agreement was drawn up which - was  acceptable to the brotherhood and to  the Board of Tradi* alike, and which  received the formal written endoi-se-  ment of tlie hoard.  ���������'Copies of th<* board's letter of  eiid<ij*������eiiicnt and of the proposed  agreement itsell are printed hetewitb  for the information of the public, and  herewith is given the full copy of a  letter from the Board of Trade, this  date, advising that the C.madiau  Pacillc railway has refused tlie very  simple terms of settlement which havo  been endorsed alike by the workers  (Labor Council) and the business interests (Board of Trade).  ���������'It is therefore abundantly evident  now that the designs of the 'Canadian  Pacilic railway were from the first, as  they now are. plainly for tbe absolute  destruction of the United Brotherhood  of Railuay Employees and it has  been decided by the executive committee of tbe stiikers to amend their  proposed agreement which heretofore  ha-- merely involved nn understanding  that the members of tlie U. B. li. E.  would ic-maiu unmolested, to a demand for formal recognition of the  brotherhood and an agreement  between the brotherhood and the C. P.  R. which will pel in it it to exist and  which will be enforceable.  "The .sgieement heretofore pio-  pqsed v. as moral only and not  enforceable because made between  the C. P. R. and NOBODY, the  brothernood not being recognized in  it except -sufficiently to keep hands off  its members.  "In view of the determination of  the C.P.R. to kill tbe brotherhood, by  refusing so simple a proposition it now  becomes necessary Lo ask for "recogni-"  tion"'of the brotherhood and then a  legal contract with it uot to attempt  its extermination.  --���������  "That is "all���������no raise of pay���������no  different conditions of any kind from  what have heretofore existed���������simply  a legal agreement not to fight our  organization, and such au agreement  to be legal involves recognition of the  brotherhood.  "AVe have four representatives in  .Montreal now. and have today wired  them to ask formal recognition" from  the geneial manager. Our memlieis  at Winnipeg aud. Calgary have been  called out-today aud we now call upon  all unions aud all others who believe  we are right to assUt'us in this tremendous struggle, both financially and  and in all other directions.  "ReniitU������nce.������ should !>e made to the  Daily-World.'Vancouver, which'x.-iir '  acknowledge them'through" the paper.  "Remember our fight is for tbe life  of our brotherhood. ' The fight of the  C.P.R. is not for its life, but for out-  death. -"    - -  (Signed) respectfully,-'  "R.Brooke, chief clerk   telegrajjh ....  department.  " S. Graham, baggageman.  "J.   D.   Turnbull,   gem-ial   freight  foreman.  " R. Capstick, timekeeper mccnani-  cal department.  '��������� F. Russell, freight checker.  " Jno. Lilley. freight checker.  " D. Laverock, deliverv clerk.  "F.   J.  AValker,   clerk,    telegraph   -  department.  " R. Robinson, baggage master.  Appro*, ed :  Gko. Estes, President.  Dining room girl wanted at once.  Reference. Apply at the Herald  office.  . .*������*. .*r. *,*r. ."T. ."j"*. ������*!'*. ."I*. ."**r. ."fr. ."jf. ."**f. *,"**?*.  r ij,i ij,i i_ji i^i ij_i i������i i^j i^i t^i tj^i iji i_jj  :BRfAKFASJ I  FOODS  BREAKFAST is thc  most important meal  of the day. Each day  commences with it, and if  things go wrong at that  time, they are apt to go  wrong all day. Buy  your Breakfast Foods  here, and you will be  sure of a gooJ meal and  a good temper. '"���������'���������  Brackman and Kers  Rolled   Oats  in   S   lb.  bags--     * ���������*.;.-"'"'   '���������-,"  Brackman &'Ker.'s ..''.  Granulated Oatmeal in  .   io lb. bags.   '*..,������������������  Quaker Oats  in 2 lb. packages.  Rolled Wheat, Cream of "*f-*  Wheat, Wheatine.  Wheat Granules,  81b. bags.    .  Germea, 4 lb. packages.  Ralston's Breakfast Food  Malt Breakfast Food.  Robinson's Groats.  Malta Vita. Grape Nuts.  Cornmeal, Graham Flour  Whole Wheat Flour.  Shreaded Wheat Biscuits  Mot Cake* made of Brackman &  Kef ��������� or Del Monte Milling: 0o.'s  ���������elf Raising Buckwheat Flour are  Oelleious.  * BOURNE  BROS.  * Headqwtrtt-rs for Orowriei*  ^ of Guaranteed Quality.  ty ������$> $> ���������*$' <$������ ������|������ ���������$' <$,' ������$������ *t> *3> -I* About the  is to numlici  ��������� II too last.  ��������� linso which  those which  frown he lm-  niiinber our days thnt wa  iicarts    unto    \vAsUuui.���������  -t thing ono cares to do  .*> days. They are going  U c have no wish to count  nre gono or to estimate  icii.iin. After file is man  no pleasure in reminding  himself that another year is gone. .Nor,  Indeed, is the task nccessar.ly n protit-  ���������ble one. When one relleols upon how  little any one person's life affects this  world and how- soon and easily the place  of him who leaves it is tilled he ia as  likely as not to come to the conclusion  that no man's lifo ie of any serious consequence.  A real sense of the shortness and uncertainty of human life may affect conduct in several ways, bad aa well as  food. A crew on a doomed Bhip. when  they see that it is only a. matter of a  few hours anyway, are ae likely to start  tbe spirit casks aa to betake them to  "their prayers. The preacher may very  Teadily overdo the matter so that the  -peop'e will say:���������".Let *a������ eat and drink,  tor to-morrow we die.*" lie had hoped  to more them to piety; k# baa set them  dancing.  Nor i* the case amy baiter if he succeed in  *<*\.il;.*ning a mere aentimentat  n-elanclmly.    .Melancholy is not religion,  though many think it ia.    Tha "melan-  eholy Jacques" is a very cheap person.  Only bis  miseliievousness hides his absurdity.    Bis stock question,    "Is    life  worth living?" is very depressing.   Tlio  fact that it is asked at all is one of the  disagreeable phenomena of our time.   It  cheapens  all  living.    It takes the zest  out of all contentment.   It stands acros3  the path of all high endeavor.   The man  who has got to the point of questioning  the worth of living, and has got no further than tliat, is apt to be a questionable character.    It would be too much  to  say  that men of the  Ma.lock  typo  are unworthy  members of society,  hut  It is surely within the mark to say that  they have made right living more dilli-  cult than it would    have    been. cTlicy  have weighed life in their pocket scales  ' and have-pronounced-it,vanity.   Kcclcs-  iastes did that long ago and got precious few thanks for it.  What tlie Psalmist urges is something  very-'different. He exhorts to such a  true estimate of life as will lead one to  6ee its ultimate possibilities. What he  means is that tho palpable untiatistac-  Interest!r.e Fop Stookmen.  Both very young aud very old animals thrive better if their food is mado  easy of digestion* Cut clover, mixed  frith grain meal, ia more digestible than  grain only. A smail quantity of tho  clover is  enough  to  prevent  do  grain  meal from clo"  iu the stomach.  Tlio attendant who enters the stable  to milk a cow with a pipe in liis mouth  is not tho proper man to perform that  duty. Milking should be regarded as  tho cleanest and most important work  on a dairy farm, as milk not only absorbs odors, but is also quickly affected  by any foreign substance.  Th3 Yoflcshlremrn.  Liberal feeding of slock means land  improvement* Some lands are considerably improved by tho application oi lime,  cither in the limestone marls, or the  burned limestone slacked. Clover is a  great aid in restoring or retaining fertility. Undcrdraining is often the first  step to bo taken in renovating a field.  When ono is undecided as to whether a  field needs undcrdraining or not, it is  always safe to give tho field the benefit of tho doubt, and undvrdrain it.  AH animals of tho same variety are  not alike, and scarcely any two will do  equally well on the same feed. Each animal's wants should be supplied if possible. Oattlo of different ages should  be separated for feeding, as ths weak  ones will not do well with the strong.  Cows are weak and shy; it takes them  longer to eat their meals, and they  should, therefore, be put where they cannot bo domineered by their superiors  in strength.  There is a vast difference between tha  Yorkshiremnu and his important neighbor, tho Lancastrian, says Mr,    lt.    L.  Praise, in an article iu The Loudon Star,  under the caption "Tyke-land."   Almost  immediately one crosses the border this  difference becomes noticeable. Tho "Lancashire lad," though he lacks many  of  the sterling qualities of his neighbors,  seems brighter,  more  witleawake.      llo  does not appear to keep himself to himself so utterly  as does  tho Yorkshire-  man.   Ho is more nlivc to the goings on  of the world, and discusses them moro  freely*    Both  these  peoples possess an  unbounded belief in the superiority of  their respective counties over tlio  rest  of the world, and tho rivalry which kept  alivo the tlanip of civil war in the mid-  dlo ages is still as keen at ever, though,  fortunately, it is now directed into mt������ro  peaceable channels.   To-day, as formerly, the Yorkshireman constitutes a terrible enemy.   In hiin the proverbial tenacity of John Bull is  intensified enormously, so much so that l.'ie failure of  nny undertaking upon the sueccasful issue of which ho has set his heart has j  no place in his calculations.    And this  is a trait in the character of the Yorkshireman which does much to uphold tha  commercial supremacy of England.  The Dog������3 of Lator-ador.  toriness of life as we experience it is a  prima facie indication that there must  be a way to round it out and make it  complete.    It is the path. along   which,  as he points out, the belief in immortality lies.    He   believes  that  as  the  ap-  j-etite called  hunger implies''-somewhere  the existence of food, so the unsatistied  appetite  for   well-being  indicates    that  well-being i3 in some    way    attainable.  -.Moses, who wrote the psalm, was a wise  ���������Tnan and hail a large experience in living.    Wise   men  are inclined   to  agree  With him when he teaches that it is only  in the p osei.ee of the overlile that life*  becomes intelligible.   Measured by itself  it eertainly lias little meaning,-   A human life, even though it stretch by reason of strength to threescore years and  -ten, i3 but  a chapter  torn  out of tha  middle of a story.   The preface is wanting and it'has no conclusion.    Ono cannot live the life which he sees with satisfaction  to  hi-**  understanding,   to  say  "nothing of Lis conscience, unless ha take  some account of the    overarching    life  "Srhich be does not see.  .Ninety-nine out of every hundred of  ���������tu fail to achieve anything of conse-  qnence beyond keeping ourselves alive.  Most of tis have no plan of living, lt  is all pure luck. The large majority  are quite content v:th merely achieving  a "livelihood." Even in this they niost-  ���������!y fai!.=for���������they-do-nat^keep^themselves  alive, not eveii with the doctors' help.  It is true thnt we have learned that  the average I "gth of n generation is  increasing infinitesimal!/, but the individual is not able to observe the gain.  If human life have r.o iarittr relations  tbe whimsical epi' ph on r.'baby's tomb  would seem t-o I-*-- the quintessence of  Wisdom: ���������  Seeing I eo soon was done for.  1 wonder what I waa begun for.  One may well winder. And the wonder i:- no less if the life be extended to  thrce**core years than if it be cut off in  thrct -'.ure "hour.**. The main thing il  that it has stopped and there is no sulli-  cipnt explanation for its beginning.  "He was not; he was; he is not." Contract that meagre and starved biography  "with tiro career of the ideal man. the  "Son of Man"���������"I am He that am alive  and wa? dead, and am alive again, aad  lurid the keys of death and the abyss:."  The man of Cod holds the key to  the riddle of life. For bim thc mystery  fa unlocked. He sees not only that life  is worth living, but why it is worth it.  Be is a being of large discourse, looking before an������* after.' That life only is  aafe and sano which takee account of  all tho facts which concern it. The  Cacts of religion, so far from cramping  and belittling life, are really the one3  from which illumination comes. They  give one a key to the right proportion  of things. Thoy save one at once from  conceit and self contempt. As the navigator of earth's oceans f*oe*i well to  find his position by obse ation of a  Tiea- - ilv bodv. so tlie wise n.nn will find  out where he Is in life and will reach  tbe haven where he would be hy getting  his bearings from outside.  Tin* house where IyOHgfellow was born,  in Portland. Mc., H now a tenement inhabited by lriih peoplf. A teacher in  Portland gave ������ t*!k about the poet  ami later questioned ln>r class. "Whert  ���������was Longfellow born?" she asked. A  email boy wavd his hand vigorously  and answered, "In Patsy Magee's  bod-  Tha Butter Yield ot Cows.  This is a matter which interests al!  ���������butter-makers,   more   especially    small  owners, who aro anxious to make    as  much a* possible from two or three cows.  It is surprising, however, I think, that  so very littlo information on the point  is given by experts and others.    Kven  real professors who write long and much  on dairying subjects are often curiously  silent  on  tho actual butter    yield    of  cows.      I    have      read      books      a.nd  many papers  on  dairying,  but at  the  present moment I hardly know where 1  could put my hands on a page which  ���������would   tell  mo  explicitly   or  otherwise  the approximate   yield of butter    that  may bo expected from the various classes of cows-    It is an  omission which  many must feel, as you will admit tho  subject is not    without    interest,    and  beginners who contcinphilo going iii for  a fow cows, as many of your readers do,  often try to calculate how many pounds  of butter  caoh  cow will produce in a,  year, and there is little information to  help them of a published description.   I  know the opinions about tho yield are  very  varied, and  thoy  must  naturally,  bo so,: when the variations    of   breeds  and their conditions are. taken into consideration.    One cow may give 350 lbs  of butter annually, while another would  hardly muster 2*60 lbs;  but 350 lbs is  extreme, and where ono will be found to  yield it, fifty-will bo found to give less.  -It  is  the  average  wo  want and   must  calculate on; and I would like to impress  this on those of your readers who-have  gold   mines  in   their   excessive  butter-  yielding cows.   To   speak of a yield   of  200 lbs a year may   be   quite "beneath  their  notice,  as,  if it  is cons* lercd,   it  may be in rather a contemptible  way,  but  that  makes   no   difference   to   the  main point which I want to try to get  at, and at the weight of butter "per cow.  the ordinary cow-keepers may expect to  secure in twelve months.   Some will say,  "Oh! go in for some good Shorthorns";  others, "Try the Jerseys"; while not a  few favor cross-breeds, and  good  butter yielders are to be found amongst all  of them.   But let us stick to the average, please, when a guide will be supplied  to all who wish information on the point,  which, I believe, are very many.   As we  nil know, good or bad feeding has immense    control    over    the    great      or  lesser     supply     of     milk.       The cow-  keeper     who     turns     his     cows   on  to scrimpy gra33 fields from October till  May in the daytime, and gives them hay  only in the night, need count little or  nothing on. a butter return, but where  cake, meal, or roots arc added much bo.t-  "ter"TcsttUs=*^l���������be^forfchcoming^^or.  churning daya    This is well  known to  many, and  may be proved by all. and  it must also be considered in calculating  butter yields.    I knew there are m-iny  who go in for cows and butter-making  that do not count on buying ��������� iuch, or  any, artificial food f'r the cows.    When  such  decide  that  their cows  will  yield  them ns many pounds of butter ns the  maximum  records  indicate,  they  know  little or nothing of the expensive feeding that is given to f*e*"..;re those great  yields   of   butter,  r.nd   hern,  again,   thi*  amateur   and   comi-.g   butter-maker   is  very apt to be misled and count on an  income which can liarlly be realized.   It  is considerations of this koi t that make  me pick my words, ami be very careful  of what I say, as, if exaggerated statements arc not made, extreme ideas and  expectations often cr> "p in awl soon lead  to disappointment, which need not. occur,  or   be  more  averted   than   is  often   the  case.;  and   this  brings  ine again  to  the  point of str'   ing an average-.    I suggested this in tne case, of the kinds of cows  being so mixed:   the  manner  of feeding  them  is  equally. so. Koine  feeding  them  iii^'h ii,i:das well as they can, anil others  only   moderately,   thc   quantities   being  generally     sufficient,      but       the    butter-producing    qualities   varying.       My  experiences,    inqt-'ricH  ana   calculations  lead   me   to   place  the general  yield   of  butter at 220  His per cow  per annum,  and  those  who crInulale  their prospective  incomes   from   butter-making .may  take my word for it that thoy will not  find tht.-.e figures very far off the murk,  all points considered.���������Cambrian, Fanner  and Stockbreeder, London, Kng.  Vegetable Fuel For the Future.  Mr. Edward Atkinson is one of tho  most adventurous and indefatigable of  intellectual explorers. The intellectual  world contains few recesses into which  he has not penetrated. Jb'rom fireproof  wood he turns lightly away to the use  ef tubs as ovens in farm houses; front  that he hurries off to the status of .subject populations, and from that he Hits  to the diffusion of light on planots  through glass. Just now he is trying  to find out whether a farmer cannot  raise his own fuel "by devoting atiotit  ���������one acre in a hundred of ' his possessions to that purpose for the supply of  one family."  "Anthracite coal," ho says, "is becoming a luxury. In about two generations it will be exhausted." 'I hero  is no way of replenishing the supply.  There is just so much coal, and r.o  more. "Why, then," 'asks Mr. Atkin-  I son in a letter to the chiefs of the agricultural stations, "should we not tiy 'it  once to discover some substitute 1"  Consider, tho corn crop. The ratio  of dry stalk, leaf anf corncob is about  one and one-half tons to the ton of  shelled corn. The amount of potential fuel, therefore, in the present orn  crop is over 100,000,000 tons. Con-tHcr  taow the whole grain crop, includiog  corn, wheat, oats, barley, rye, etc. The  total amount: of potential fuel involved  is -between 150,000,000 and 200,000000  tons. Further, there are plants, like  alfalfa and the suallower, which produce  heavy fuel growths. Sorghum, however, is of all fuel plants the one which  Mr. Atkinson regards as most promising. Sorghum, "compressed into logs  in a partially green stage," and s**a***>n-  ed ns green wood is seasoned, holds out  great possibilities of future usefulness.  Besides, there is a new seed grain plant  from Egypt which grows rapidly in the  semi-arid parts of thi3 country. Could  not this plant be used as fuel, and have  we not here a means of turning tho  semi-arid west to account ?  Whatever plant i3 used, tbe problem  is essentially the same. Corn, wheat,  alfalfa, the sunflower, rye, oats, "-org-  hum, cane-brakes, horse beans, barley,  and the new seed grain plant f'Gm  Egypt are all available for tucl rnly  under one condition. Some cheap and  effective means of compression must be  devised. The farmer who wants to  prepare his own fuel is confronted with  a. mechanical difficulty. If "fuel" were,  "cultivated." however, in large quantities on the western plains compression  could lie accomplished on a large scale  at small cost. As for the "calorific*  power"* of vegetable fuel. Mr. Atkinson  thinks that twen'tv' tons pf cornstalk  and leaves would-equal about fourteen  tons of bituminous eoa'. This being  the case, one may hope, that the chiefs  of the agricultural cvperiment stations  will give Mr. Atkinson's sug?e='ion  something more than thc "deriiion"  which he deferen'tiallv anticipates for it  If vegetable fuel is r-acticable there are  interesting indusf-ial developments  ahead of us.���������Clii-fsvo Tribune-  Mr. P. T. MeGrath, a well-known  journalist of St. John's, Newfoundland,  in the course of an article on Labrador, says :���������  It is a remarkable fa-et that while  virtually every resident of Labrador lias  been bitten by the savage dogs of that  region thero has never been a case of  hydrophobia there. This fact is attested by Dr. Grentcll, tbe superintendent  of tbe English medical mission there  (who is well known in Toronto), and  who lias now spout ten years on thc  coast and treated over 30,000 patients.  He cannot explain this singular circumstance; it may lie due to climatic conditions, but it is more probable the result of the wollisli strain iu the breed  of tho dogs. Tho extraordinary part  of it is that such a. condition should be  found allied with the most absolute  savagery on the part of tho animals.  They are tho fiercest of any brutes  trained to be of service to mankind;  tliey will attack anything they believe  weaker than themselves, and thoy arc  only kept in subjection by the unceasing use of the lash.  They are a cross between the wolves  and the earlier Newfoundland dogs  brought there and by this time almost  all but tho wolfish characteristics ore  eliminated.* Tha coastfolk find them  indispensable, yet live in fear of them.  No man ventures abroad without his  whip, every woman carries a stout club;  it is death to a child to get among  them. Only last month, the little son  of the agent of the Hudson's Bay Company's post at Sandwich Inlet waa attacked iby these brutes. Within a minute they had inflicted over sixty bites  on the child, and but for tbe devotion  of a pet retriever dog and tlie lad's  mother promptly flying to the rescue,  he must have been literally torn to  pieces. He was taken to the hospital  at India harbor, where he is making a  quick recovery. Tliis waB a more fortunate outcome than was the caso at  Oartwright last year. A child wandered from home and when tho distracted  mother flew to where a pack of angry  dogs were ravening she found nothing  but the bones of her offspring. A little girl .was so badly mangled by them  at Punchbowl last year also that she  never recovered.  Every year brings its quota of thos*  mishaps, while there are scores if not  hundreds of cases of adults being bitten. It is impossible ix> keep sheep,  goats or poultry on the coast* because  of the brutes, and their extermination  would have Ibeen effected long ago were  it not for tho fact that they are tho  only means by which communication it-  kept up in winter. There are no horses  on the coast, as there is nothing to  feed them. Teams of dogs, attached  to sledges, aro the means of travel.  With them the settlers go fi-m harboi  to harbor, make hunting trips in tin  interior, haul firewood from the forests  and convey peltries to the Hudson's Bay  Company's posts. These dogs play thc  same part in the economy of this, region as they do in the Arctics, and  there the chara-ctcristics are tbe same,  though we do not hear of suoh instances  of  their savagery.  Some Flno Shooting.  The  Chicago   Kecord-Hcrald  recently  had   the   following  editorial ;���������A    despatch from  Vienna    says    that Prince  Nicholas  Iisterhazy  has just  established a hunting record that is not likely to  bo beaten or equalled  for a long time  to como.      The Prince ind a party of  friends  went rabbit-hu-ttiitg on   his  estate of Esterhoizn, and in one day tho  noble Niinrod antl his  fellow-sportsmen  succeeded in wounding 43 game beaters,  not to mention the seven rabbits that  were   killed.     This   undoubtedly  leaves  tho  Maine    and    Adirondack    hunter*  away in the rear ns far as mere figures  are concerned.      lt is true  that  comparatively few of the wounded beaters  died of their injuries, or arc likely to,  but   wc   hold   that   the  record  of  tbo  Prince and bis followers is nevertheless  an. extraordinary one, and probably records a high-powder mark in tho annals  of  gentlemanly   sports.       l*'*irthcrmorc,  there is no reason to believe .hat Prince  Esterhazy and hia friends    could    not  nave woundod even more men if. there  had been any more in thc woods.     We  unhesitatingly concede that thero   are  no American hunting records which surpass thnt made by Esterhazy's party,  and   congratulate   the   noble  Austrian*1  upon  their  success in  adding  to    the  glory and popularity of one of the most  praiseworthy methods ot pursuing happiness. .  A Puzzled Frenchman.  A Frenchman recently propounded  through thc columns of Thc Liverpool  Daily Post a problem which may not be  without  interest for Canadians.  "I am in Liverpool since a month,"  writes the French gentleman, "and I  saw many things the which 1 stupefy,  hut of these this most amaze me. On  your tramcar3 one; writes, 'Passengers  are requested not to board or leave  the car while in motion.' 'Board' 1 comprehend not.- My friend say it is 'aborder,' to go on ship, therefore one me demanded not to go on car and uot go olf  whilst in motion.  "liow can that be ? 1 sec thousand  passengers since four weeks go on and  go oil a car, but they nil go whilst in  motion. Shall one explicate how passengers whilst not in motion have power to go on and off a ear l"  HutTlOP Of the ROUP. ' The old story nf thu limn who stiw on   ���������*��������� the rail of tlie organ ..gallery in a little  "What do you consider the most im-Western   church  u placard 'inuring, tlie  .     ,   . .     ������...   ,,.��������� ,��������� words, "Don't shoot the organist,    lie is  portant branch of education t" * (loi,.��������� Ull, bt,st ]le <.���������,,,, ,,.*"*, .,���������-,,,,, ,���������.on  "Arithmetic," answered Mr. Uumrox; matched by another somewhat like it.  "give a boy plenty of arithmetic. What A ������������������'���������>������������������ recently returned I'rtini a mining  .,.,.,,' , ������������������  ������������������.,������������������ region where, tine Similar, lit* attended tt  blights  the  careers of so  many young ^..^   *:i   ���������io   onh.   ^-^   fm.   mi*M  men is tho  failure  to realize that you mound.    As he entered,  the strains of  can't subtract a -$5,000 expense account 'in' organ,'apparently  in  aren't   lisiivs*-,  from   a   ������1,000    income."���������Washington J"0*'^1''1 '''* ,'i,J"s' 'J.'"-' wi,,'n '"' \v;"* s,,';'1"'1  eta- "be looked tip tu discover w.-m tin* jibiyer  was.    On the hack of tin* parlor organ  ���������,       ,,.,   .    ,     . ,, ,��������� ��������� .__ which stood un I be 'pint fut in was ti m*at-  Shc���������What do folks mean by "going ,y .���������,,,,,.,.,, ���������,,���������.,.,. ;,f ,,.,���������,.,���������,���������,|  wlii������-lm  on���������a  tenr \   ... rend. "Come up tintl trv it voursclf J*'  He���������Having a "ripping" good time.���������    -,   . ..   ', ���������        ...  New  York Sun Perhn ts.the  best   nnccloit*  uf   Horace  New Xork bun.      ^ Greeley  is    that     relating  lo  ilrwli-y's  .,     ,   .,. ���������.      .    ...     ,_ ���������_*..i comment, upon 'himself fur a blunder ho  Beryl-blic says she won t marry until.,.,,. |niidi, .'n nl| ,.,,*.,���������..,,* *)y ...,.*.im, Ulft  word ���������'Cnttnruugu.s" when it. should have  I<jCa* ' been "Chautauqua."    When the editorial  sho  meets  her  ideal.  Sibyl���������What  is   her  "A man who thinks she's hia ideal.��������� ij,',^,,.^!"fiiveley \vt!iii\MV'into^"l7ir������-in-  Baltimore Herald. posing room in'a great itige and culled.  ���������������������������  out, "Who put that. (-���������at.Uirnuijii.s?"   Tho  He���������Tho trouble with you ia you printers all gathered around hiin, amused  don't believe a word 1 say. at bis anger, until one of them, pulling  She���������No such a thing. 1 believe down from tlio hook the original editor-  thoroughly what you just said.���������Boston 'nl, showed him the word ������������������(.���������^lUt���������.rlUlgus,,  Transcript. just as he hail written it.   When Greeley  " , saw tlie situation hi* assumed an air of  This account of a conversation ^ the greatest meekness" and drawled out:  tween an officer and a private come. "Will someone please kick me down those  from the Philippines.     An officer of theslnl���������< .,.''*,  day, meeting a sentinel on outpoat, When you arc with thei scientists do  paused to ask him if he knew hia������? tha scientists do, namely, repress or-  ������r(jcr3 dmnry emotions,  if you are making a  "Yes sir" said the sentinel discovery or  confirming a. known   fact,  yes, sir,   sam tne Benunci. .    The experience imiv not always be agrce-  ,n?^C?r-i,Up-^Se..y<m ,Tr������ r?\*d *r able. Witness the plitrht of -I guest at a  100 bolomcn. what would you do t dinner given by a child-study* specialist,    - line, sir," replied the aentl- who8e ���������ote.book is always ready for use.  Dissatisfied with a hot, buttered biscuit,  One man form a Una V    a young child threw the despised article  ;   I'd  form   a   bee-line for across the table, and hit the visitor.   The  "Komi  nel.  "What t  "Yes,   sir  camp 1"���������New  York  News.  .������  father and mother took no notice of the  incident, and naturally, the guest imitated their example. A second biscuit  followed; and the guest was struck on*  the chin, lie was about to make a. remark, but the mother warned him lo be-  quiet. '"Sh-h-b!" she exclaimed. "The  professor is observing him." '  A lady's coachman���������a crusty old fel-  Whcn   thc  shovel's   merry  chorus  llings upon tho frozen ground  We are moved to cogitation  On a subject most profound.  For the snow, though white, is useless,  And we wish with all our soul  We were handling, black and grimy,    ,,-,,,        ,    .��������� -       .-���������,.  Dirty,   sooty    lumps    of  coal.-New Jow..wl'<. "a" been in th.|:service of fcho-  York Times family  m  her  father's   tinu���������gave  her  .     great trouble nnd annoyance on sevcraL  :������T. that feller your da.it" asked the oceoaioiuj  by  not  ctmying out .her  in-  i       r        ,. '   ..        .,      , ..    ..     struclioiiK.    AL  loiiirtli   his  conduct  ue-  new boy, from the other Bide of the lino^,^ uni)(,lrabiC) nir,l she determined to-  fence.  dismiss hiin.    Calling hiin into her  A Great Scheme.  When the portly man coming out of  a departmental store ran down a little  man who was trying to enter there was  an explosion.  "Why don" -ou !o:*k where you're go*-  ing ?" cried the little man, apparently  indignant.  "(let out Of 1113' way. you little runt,"  said the big fellow. "Do you think I  want you running yuir head into mo V  "You are no gentleman I" cried the  little fellow.    "You 1 lephant, you I"  "You miserable puppy. I just wish  you were half my size, I'd "..  And then a woman ncreamed, which  increased the gathering -crowd. There  was another volley of invective. The  crov.    blocked the sidewalk l.o the curb.  "There's going to be an awful light,"  declared a woman.  "Tliere'3 not," said a man who stood  near her.  The two principals were edging toward the curb, and finally got there.  From tinder the coat of tho little man  came 'a case of cheap jewellery. The  other man produced a bundle of fountain pens, fn a minute they were crying their wares. It wns Just a new  scheme to draw a crowd.  "Look here," said the reforming husband, "we must have things arranged in  this house so that we shall know ju.it  where everything is kept,"  "With all my l-eart," sweetly answer  ed his wife, "and let us begin with  your late hours, irv love. I should dearly like to know where they are kept."  He let things run on as usual.���������London Tit-BilS.  It seems that Kngland has again a  far-se.eing antl thorotjgh l*'oreigh Minister. The i,'n������IJHh-.Jt-t'j>.'incse agreement,  which so surprised Germany, was l/ord  Lansdowne's work. A further step has  now ibeen taken. Knglish diplomacy is  at work to sottlo her differ, ices with  ''"ranee, which again will cause surpriso  in Germany. liarly in IS'ltl, after tho  Krugcr telegram, the German Government tried to* persuade France to demand England's evat nation of Kgypt.  Thc French (<ovcrni.?nt sent the German proposals to 1 indnn, 'but Lord  Salishury, with liis t'sua! indolence, did  nothing to roi*ompi**'s!* Franco. Now  England is trying to make up.���������Vor-  warts, Berlin.  Anytfi.ing."E*or Money.  The following advertisement recently  appeared in The Times: "Oxford Graduate (Old Etonian), expelled from a  well-known London club for most scrupulously complying with its rules, would  willingly forward the fullest particulars of his case in the shape of a 2s.  pamphlet, so that the public may avoid  him if it deems him in the wrong and  expel bim from all clubs whereof he is  a member; or, on the other hand, if after perusing his pa- ohlct the public  deems him to be ur..,ustly treated and  the club (named in the pamphlet) to bo  in the wrong, then let the public tako  warning and profit by his experience.  Fullest and most searching inquiries eagerly courted. Address E. Tonian, care  of John Bcal and Son, 55 East-street,  Brighton."  Changes in the Service.  There have been a number of changes  in the United States diplomatic services  recently, caused by retirements, conclusion  of terms, and thc sudden death of  Mr. Buck, the Minister to Japan, while  he was  on a shooting expedition with  tho Emperor of that country.   The last-  named  post was  ofTered  to Mr.  John  .Barrett," and, according to    telegraphic  des{MU^es.-to^th*^Uaiii^ian_pap_^,_lie_  dceliued it, because he i'clt it his duty  to carry out au engagement recently entered into in another sphere of activit.y-  The Toledo - .bee does not, howcer, 11c-  ccpt  ihi.* explanation, aud in    a    very  frank editorial entitled  "A Lesson    to  Diplomats," says:���������"Japan lias declined  to accept John  Barrett as a successor  to thc lu.to Minister 13ur.k.   Mr. U.irrott  is a man of considerable ability, but he  has taken  no pnin3  to conceal it.      If  there ia any topic under the sun upon  which Mr. JJarrett has not formed and  expressed an opinion it must be mighty  obscure   and   unimportant.     When  Mr.  lia.-rctt entered the diplomatic service ho  felt   that  it devolved   upon   him   to  do  the thinking and talking for the whole  country, r.nd be tried to do hU duty as  he saw ic    Ha has talked and he  haJt  written until he has acquired notoriety,  if not fame.   He is a living verification  of the axiom that 'talent is something,  but tact is everything.'    Talent lie undoubtedly has, but lit: has no more tact  than an egg has feather*!.   The old countries  have their  own  nfanners anil  customs.    They may seem  peculiar  to  us,  but they suit the old people*.   Such nations as Japan are not fond of gentlemen like Mr. Barrett, who comment upon conditions without regard to the feel*  inga of those whom they criticize.    We  of this country were not partial to Dickons and  Kipling for their notes about  our ways, and we rcHent it now whenever any foreigner  writes of us as-lis  sees us.   ft never occurred to Mr. liar-  rett, however, that the .lap.nose might,  have similar feelings, and h.   proceeded  to descant upon  the   things lie saw  in  Japan  with   the utmost freedom.      He  now    finds    himself    declii: *tl     without  thanks.   The Japanese tire . 10 polite to  annoy n gentleman who finds thrui odd  by  keeping  him  where  his  nensil.iIi!.���������>.������  will bo jarred. Our diplomats have much  to learn from the older countries.   They  will bo able    ��������� accomplish morn if they  will observe -he rules of nomuion polite  nous  antl  keep   their mouths shut  an.I  their pens away frem the ink."  The Best Time For Eggs."  "Do your bens lay J" is a question as  often asked as'if tho answer  (in this  particular case)  were not always, "Oh,  yes j they are laying fairly well,"  "Well, it's a good time for eggs," said  the last interlocutor, with a sigh of ���������resignation ; "we don't have one, now  that they're three cents apiece."  That set mc to thinking about tho  best time for eggs. The only good time,  in my private estimation, is now; every  day in tho year, I expect, and usually  obtain, a fair return for thc food and  care that go to the p. ultry yard. Hut  there is no question that for proiit it is  of the utmost value to get eggs in that  part" of tbe year when they are commonly high and scarce. This is precise:  ly where tbe majority fail nnd the minority���������the successful ones���������gain their  advantage. Witli the artificial conditions under which poultry must be kept  in cold climates, it is quite possible and  quite worth while to concentrate effort on this special point. Early pullets  are doubtless the best stock to be relied  on for this production. If they have  had good care through the fall months,  they are now ready to lay, and can be  depended on for fairly regular returns.  The one littlo secret, if it may be  called so, after the possession of good  stock, is to keep them in high condition. If healthy young hens are in high  condition and kept comfortably warm,  they will lay eggs whatever thc name of  the month. A look at them ought to bo  enough to convince the owner whether  they are or are not in this con ition. If  they are not���������if they stand about listlessly or remain huddled up in one position, if they come to their food with  little show of interest and have dull  combs and eyes, they need a change of  some kind in the management. It rimy  be that there is too much or too little  food given, or, thnt it needs other elements���������more animal food, for instance,  or more variety of grain. A variety of  food seems to have a great influence in  stimulating appetite and keeping up high  conditioii!n'while=exerc"ise*=is^absoliitely-=  indispensable, and thc feeding must lie  done in such a way as to secure it. Often one has to experiment to .discover  'what is lacking, but this one definite  aim of keeping every hen iu as near her  highest condi ion as possible will almost surely lead to satisfactory results  if persisted in.  List year O.-tober was the month that  gave our smallest record in eggs, and  that is probably, as it should be. Moulting givc3 an inevitable check, and tho  change from summer bent to the les? active season is u natural encouragement  to a period of rest. With November  there is a gradual inorcase, and December and January ought l.o show a highly  remunerative produce, since eggs are at  the highest prices at this time. The increase to the full possibilities of April  und -May ought to l.o steady. In the  current year, the smallest record was  made by our Hock in February. At that  time thero was trouble in the poultry  yard, lt was critlout from thc appearance of the hens that something was  wrong, and tho eg;;s failed rapidly, but  it was some little tinui before the caretaker made sure what that something  was.  It became evident finally that the  shortcoming���������-the failure u������ usual being  due entirely to human rospotisi-bilit.y���������  was in a luck of nulUciunt green food.  The fowls had oatuii too much solid  grain and cracked *jroen bone, a highly  stimulating diet, without enough of the  bulky vegetable food wluuli they require  to balance it. Thin year wo have made  a more liberal provision in green food���������  early-cut clover, oabUit-jtn, turnip.*! and  cull apples. With thi*, and such trimmings of fruit an*l vegetables as tliey  get from the house, thay will bear high  feeding to stimulate full production ol  winter eggs without any ill elfect. That  they appreciate a hijjhly varied diet is  shown plainly eaough by the avidity  with wkioh they woluoiuo a new food,  and the checrrul chorus of promises to  pay which they raise over it.���������Dorothy,  iu. Count ur. Gentleman.  "Yes," said Tommy, glaring defiance ���������,',,,, 's1ie .���������,������������������ wiUl fis -.������������������<.���������; asperity  at hiin. "Only my dad ain't' 1 fcllw*she could loniinand: "I cannot stand t  He's a Tucker."���������Chicago  Tribune.  pros-  as  this*  any longer, John. You must look out for  ������������������������  another  situation.    You  will   leave my  "My wife found a poker chip in my i-U'vicc at tho end of thc month." Tlio  pocket nnd 1 told her it was a dyspep-old servant looked at her in nmiKetment  sia tablet." for a minute, and then the characteristic  "Tliat   was  clever" "lovalty" came lo the surface.   "Na, 11a,  Tar from it I She swallowed' the"!/' '���������"!&" !?e ������������������������."������������������, "I drove you to the  chip, and the doctor's bills cost me mow-���������* .���������*<������ *��������� 1*Pt"'-'-|I df���������/.0" l������J���������  loanItha jackpot.''-PluIadelphia Kecord."^������������^n,d)(111 stay to .line you to*  ������... ., . ���������       , j   it      Frederick of Prussia was an inveterate-  "As  the  earth  is  round,"  said  the    *^kc     Th       90enlB lo hilV(> becn  learned professor, "there are no corners 6omc ^ {eeling boiwecn him and Count  ������nj������- .        . ...        , !,,,*''   Schwerin.    His   Majesty   presented   the*  "Think not 1" spoke up tho listener, count with a. snuff-hox. on Urn inside of  "How olbout the wheat* corner, the beet,^;,,), wagpainted a donkey's bead.  Next.  corner and a thousand other corners f* flay the Count produced the box at clin-  ���������Chicago Newa. ner and showed  it to  tbe Duchess  of  ������ Brunswick. ��������� "What   nn   excellent   por-  "I toll you, money is the greatest trait' of his Majesty!" remarked tho*  trouble a man has." Duchess. -The   King   looked   somewhat  "Yes; especially when he hasn't any."������">.*;���������������������������������, "** ������* ���������"?' a.,������������e P"-"^"*11"  _Tiifl-rp said the lady, handing it to her nesh-  S . .   bor.    "Most excellent,"  was  the  reply;  "It is your aim, of course," said the and the box begun to travel round the-  intimate friend, "to make people think." table, when the King ordered it to bo*  "No," replied tho popular lecturer, in handed to hmi.    His feeling can" be un- -  "Mary, there's three months' dust in  the drawing-room!"  "That isn't my fault, mum. You know-  Poetic Justice.    ��������� . A'gentleman of tin economical turn of  I've only bin here a,fortnight."���������Puck, mind  wished   to  make  11   present   to a  ������ ' lady.   Tie went into a china shop, saytf-  "But, my dear," protested Mr.' Young nn 'English exchange, where he happened  when Mrs. Young showed bim lier pur- to notice a valuable vnse, which had just  chases for the day, "why have you been smashed into a dozen pieces. "How  'bought four dozen clothes pins when all much for tliat?" be enquired of the sliop-  tho washing is done at the laundry?"      man.   "Those pieces, sir?" said the shop-  "Oh, Ilarrv, how can you be so hor-man, in surprise.   "You can have them  rid?" began Mrs. Young tearfully. "Why, for a shilling.   It's quite past, mending,  they were bargains."���������New York News. He paid another sixpence for a box to*  . pack it 111, and told the .man to send it  .,,*,       ii     >���������     -i 11        _* _������ i������  to  the ladV's address, hoping  that she-  "Now, then," said the professor of lo- ~        tako*for j,ra���������(ed that ft bad been -  gie, "give us an idea of your knowledge b   feon ,n ^^-J*.     Unfortunately, bow-  of the question in rliiin words. whfin Uie *.,,-.    c.imo lo nnpnck tha  "Why���������er-****I'm afi .d,������ stammered the box *,. ",rnnsi,imi (lhnt Uie shopman had  student, "that I can t just exactly    wrapped  each  fragment  in  a  separate  "Perhaps, then, you may give us an   ice'/0f pnDer.  idea of your ignorance of" it in any old t  words."���������Philadelphia Press.  The Motors' Defence Union.  talk    about  "   "Does your sister ever    ���������������     .     ,   _  ,   , .     , ,,   .    ,.  me?" asked the enamored youth of hi,   -'A ���������.���������Pedestrians ..Protection League    is  -   "'���������-'*     ?. -      - '   ��������� being    formed - to    uphold    the    nghts-  of      foot-passengers       on       the hrgh-  Cbieago Ncyvs.  .        ���������  He kissed her on the balcony���������  I thought to so. her faint,  This modest maid, with look so staid,  That" I'hnd drea^ied a saint!  lie kissed her on the balcony���������  Ah, can I tell, alack I  What diref- 1 sijiht I saw that nightJ  1���������saw���������her���������kiss���������him���������back"!  ���������London Answers.  best cirl's small brother. ���������-*-*.  "You bet she does," replied tha young-������������������������'.     foot-passengers ���������..,���������*-..  .t������r " "T- lifirtl her  tell   ma   the  other way3"    As no bane is without its anti-  day'tlia?'  f    oursW^  1. Every pedestrian must carry on his  front and back a large anil conspicuous-  number, as a means of easy and rapid  identification.  2. No foot-passenger shall quit the  sidewalk except at certain authorized  crossings. In country lanes nnd places  where there is no sidewalk the ditch  shall be considered equivalent to the  same. "  II. Each foot-passenger about to make  ���������������-��������� use  of such  authorized  crossings shall  "Do you think voir could be happy thrice sound a danger-signal on. a.hoot-  with a man like me?" said Willie. Wish er, fog-horn or megaphone; and after  ington earnestly. due yvarning has thus been given, shall  "Oh! yes," answered Miss Cavenne, af- traverse the road at ai speed of not less  ter a pause. "I think so: if lie wasn't than twelve miles an hour. The penalty  too much like you."���������Washington Star, for infringement to be forty elullings or  one month.  ���������,' ���������    . ,  .    .*       .*..'' 4. Any pedestrian obstructing a motor  Gladys���������So he proposed m his autob bcin^'nm. over) caU3illg ttBmt>tor to-  after a week's acquaintance?, WhatsjoW do������n or stop> or. otherwise derang-  did you tell him T ���������   ��������� .     ���������      the ,tra(BC) shall be summarily dealt  Dolly���������Told bim he was exceeding tt^vfthv the .punishment for.-this'offence to*  speed limit.���������Puck. be- five  years'   pena! servitude,   dating-   -*��������� ���������' from arrest or release from hospital, as-���������'������������������/  "My word, lltsmoodlc.' said  a    War the ease may be.  . '���������'������������������')  OHice clerk, according to The London Ex- 5. Should the pedestrian thus trespass- 7  press, to a colleague who sat at the next ing on the highway lose his life in an. j  desk, "just look at that workman on the encounter with a motor car, he shall not j  roof of that building over the wayl"      he liable to penal servitude;  coinpensa-.../  "What's the matter'witb him?" inquir-tib'i for shock and loss of time, however,,   j'  cd Fitz., glancing through  tho window shall be paid from bis estate to the driv-   ���������*  at the individual indicated.    ' er of the-car, such amount being taxed    j  "Matter," retorted  the    other, "why, by the coroner. {  I've been watching the lazy**-bcggar foi 0. AH cattle, sheep, pigs, swine, hares, <  the last twenty-five minutes, and ho rabbits, conies, and other ground game, *  hasn't done a stroke of work all'-the and every goose, duck, fowl, or any am- \  time." mal yvhatsoever with  which the motor  At the precise moment at which the.shtall collide shall, ipso facto, be confls-  above conversation occurred   a   Britishcated to the owner of the motor.. ,^-  workingman was addressing bis "mate."    '-Any   comment,   remark,   reflection,  "Sy, Bill," he remarked, in a tone ol sneer or innuendo concerning the shape,  deep disgust, "d've sec that 'ere loafhr* *P<*t> appearance, noise, smell or other  Wa? Offic clurk in that room darn there? attribute of a' motor 'mtj or of its occu-  S'elp me, if Hi ain't bin a-watchin' 'imP-���������*'-'* snaI1 be actionable; and every,  fur nigh on arf a h-nver, an' the bloom- foot-passenger thus offending shall >e  er's done nothin' but stare hout ������' th'J"^L^ J" % '"������ of ������aM U koeR  winder the 'ole blessed ty me.   That's thetne P<������<������*��������� Tunc1'- ....  Bort o' chajj as we pys taxes ter keep!" /lip  <%.-?    i Ti      JIT m   ifi&t    ��������� ���������       ���������- -.-.'*/v4, ,l Tr-  CHAl'TER I.  The Dream.  **And this Is Valentine's Eve, is tt?  .JVJiel, you've broken my dream." And  Mr. John Bruce, so well known In thc  cnSsntlflc world as a patient and laborious student and lucid   teacher,   laid  ������������������down his pen, and glanced across hit  writing table nt his wife with rather  4 thoughtful look in his honest, kind  brown eyes.  "Have IT   I thought you Beyer olid  ���������dream, John."-  o "Well. I don't often. But 1 dreamt  'fast night with a vengeance. That cold  duck I had for supper was responsible  -tor It, of course. It was.a very curious  -dream."  "What was It. John?"  '.Mr. Bruce laughed.  "Why, If you weren't such a sensible little woman, I should hesitate to  -tell it you.. My Scotch cousins would  ���������say I've been what they call 'forespok-  -en;' and H either you or I were in the  {very least superstitious, we should be  -conjuring up all sorts of bogey fancies  ���������on this pleasant, < comfortable Valentine's Eve."  "Why, John, -whatever did yon  -Bream?" asked Ethel Bruce, smiling.  She was a very fair/pretty woman,  -���������of. eight and twenty.  A tender, loving little soul, devoted  <o her clever husband, and firmly cherishing the idea that there was no ont  . JUke him In the world.  A very .pleasant, home-like picture  -Old tho room .present, with its cosy  '-crlmsosi curtains at doors and windows, Its blazing fire, its pretty m!������-  itress, engaged with her sewing, on one  ���������tide of the hearth, its master, thought-  Jul and studious, on the other.  The Bruces were in easy clrcum  stances, and their home life was al*  .most ideal.  When his wife pressed him to: teA  ���������tils dream, John Bruce turned his.  ���������chair to the fire, and looked into tht  Iblaze for a moment or two with slight*  fly knitted brows.  "Let me think." he said. "I must  -tell it you In*order. Ah! I have lt. I'd  .forgotten lt until a.moment or two  -ago, when you mentioned Valentine's  ���������"Ere.   Well, now listen.  "In my dream I seemed to be sitting  tn this room, just .where I sit'now.  twas writing busily, - and it was verj>  .late. The clock in the ball struck 12.  -and I remembered it was Valentine's  'Eve. .1 left my writing and began to  "think of other Valentine's Eves���������ol  ���������One in particular."  And he smiled affectionately at hit  ���������wife, whom he wooed and   won   just  ten years ago.  . "Well, dear, go on."  / "Well, I was Just turning   to   mj  fwrltihg again, when I noticed one ot  ���������.those curtains move"*-���������and he waved  Ails hand towards the heavy crimson  ^curtains which  draped  the windows.  {"The next moment, a shape���������I say a  -.Chape,   for   I   could not distinguish  (Whether it was man or woman, or, ln-  JBeed, anything human���������emerged from  ithe  folds  of the  curtain   and came  -swiftly towards me.  <'^It was all In: gray���������the   garment  fong and flowing, and the faco quite  ���������concealed.   Before I could spring i p to  defend myself���������and, indeed, my limbs  seemed paralyzed���������I saw the flash of a  .naked blade, and realized that I v.'aa  {���������bout to be murdered."   I    tried    to  .shriek, but could not make a iound.  ffou know what nightmare is. - But the  ������hock woke me.   I found myself safe  Jn bed upstairs, with you sleeping tran-  IQuilly beside me; and I made up my  tnind not _to make my supper off cold  ���������duck again."  ~" .    ' "       "  . Mrs. Bruce had listened with that  jienrlous kind of Interest which the re-  ���������cltal of weird dreams usually evokes,  [but she only smiled at the conclusion  Of it, and said���������  i "I'm not sorry to find you can dream  ���������a bad dream as well as I. I thought  you were superior to them, John."  But another person whtrhad listened to Mr. Bruce did not take It by any,  (neans so cooly.  /This was a little girl of eight ot  ���������trine, who had sat near the fire on o  ���������footstool, almost entirely hidden by  iter mother's skirts. '  / .She sprang forward suddenly, and  (flung to her father's knees, raising hei  jeyes to his face, and crying out, wits  .great agitation*��������� '���������;��������� '���������'?���������  "Oh, papa, will that dream conn  trae!"  * Mr. Brace .laughed as he lifted hli  little daughter on ��������� his knee, and  ���������stroked her fair hair with a loving  touch, which showed how passing dear  *ha was to him.  '*.J3he was their only child���������a dainty  ���������plrltual little creature, with a mind  and soul beyondher years.:  Very loYeiy she wns, with a skin aa  ���������flnllcate as a rose-leaf, luminous, dark  ���������eyes,' and a wealth of beautiful gold-  brown hair.  Those large, lustrous eyes were fixed  on hor father's face now with a look  <of terror and distress. '  His wlerd dream had sunk deep Into  Iter childish mind.  Ho glanced at his wife amusedly.  "Marjorie is too sensitive, my .dear,*  be said. "Sho oughtn't to hear such  things till she Is older."  "But, papa, will It como true?" per-  ���������elsted tho child, wistfully.    And tho  tears stood in her eyes.  "Come true? No, my pet. Thlngi  .happen In real life exactly contrary to  our dreams. So you may set your little heart at rest."  Then he proceeded to give an explanation of dreams���������an explanation befitting a man of science and a philosopher.  The child listened attentively, and in  the end gave a deep-drawn sigh ot relief.  "I'm glad to know," she whispered,  "1 couldn't bear to let you die, papa."  And she put her little arms round  bis neck and buried her face on hia  bosom.  "My tender-hearted darling!" said  the fair, young mother, smiling at husband and child.  ��������� ��������� ���������   ,        ��������� ���������  . Four or five hours later, Mr. Bruci  ftr&s sitting at work in the room, but  he was now "quite alone.  His wife had left him an hour ago;  ���������With a tender good-night, and a laughing reference to his dream.  The two: servants were In bed an&  fast asleep.  The house was very still.  There was no sound in lt save tht  loud ticking of the clocK m the hall.  Mr. Bruce went ca with his writing, rapidly.  So absorbed was he that he did not  .bear the opening, of the door, nor tha  sound of a light footfall.  A soft'hand laid on his arm made  him look up, and, to his utter amazement he saw his little daughter standing close beside him, clad In her white  (night-gown; her feet naked, her hair  falling like a golden cloud about her  Ehoulders.  VMy darling, whatever are you doing  fiere?"  "Oh, papa!" ������'-*���������  And she began to sob a little.  "Well my precious, what Is lt?"  ne asked, anxiously.  ������������������Papa, I was frightened about you!  t woke up, and thought about your  dream. It frightened me���������ano**--and *  came down to see if you were safe."  The child was shivering���������with fear,  dot with cold.  ~" Her cheeks were pale; her eyes dl������  lated.  -i   There could he no doubt aa to the  genuineness of her distress.  "My foolish little daughter!" exclaimed Mr; Bruce; but he caught her  np In his arms and strained her to him  in a passion of-tenderness. "I am all  right���������-and shall be.' But Tou win  catch your death of cold. Kun back to  bed. darling."  "No, not just yet, papa," and sho  nestled more closely to him. "Let mo  stay Just a little while."  : "But, Marjorie, I couldn't write if  you stayed, and I want to get to tha  end of my chapter. Run back to bed���������  or stay! I'll show you something first.  Look here, Marjorie.'. This ia a valentine for mamma."  "f~He"opened_a~drawer_of"hls"WTiting-  table and took a small package out of  lt.  It was a morocco case, containing s  locket. Inlaid on one side with blue  enamel.  "Oh, papa, how pretty!" cried ths  thlld.   "Do let me look at IV."  She examined lt, and was handing tt  back to bim, when, somehow or other,  it slipped from her fingers and fell on  the tiled hearth/after striking sharply against the edge of the fender.  ,. When Mr. Bruce picked it up a bit ot  (he pretty blue enamel was chipped  .off. :��������� '/���������'���������":���������:;   ���������  Marjorle's sorrow was extreme, but  fier father, like the kind-hearted philosopher he was, took it very coolly.  "Don't fret, dear.' Mamma won'*  mind a great deal; accidents will hap-'  pen. It wasn't your fault. And;now  -run back to bed. I shall have finished  In less than half an. hour, and I'll come  into your room and kiss you good  ���������night."   '���������....-  "Kiss me now, too, papa," said the  child, raising her sweet, wistful face to  his. ���������  He kissed her a dozen times.  "Good night, my darling. My precious, precious valentine!" he said.  For Marjorie had been born on St.  tValentlne's.Day.  She left the room' obediently, and  had got as far as the top of the stairs  when she heard a sound which made  her childish heart beat fast with terror���������her father's voice, raised in a  loud, strange cry.  Back she ran to the room, wild with  fear, and with her face as white as her  gown. As tine opened the door she  caught a glimpse of a tall form escaping through the onen   window,   from  (To be continue*.)  =TKe MootYstorie=  Sphinx   By Bra. C M. WRSaaMM,  ftattnr erf - A aM ef tat PMatt.'* Eta.  CHAPTER XXXVII.  The Winning of tho Wager.  "The moonstone Sphinx!" broke in the  Comtesse.  "No," Hope Newcome answered, "the  letters which my father had taken from  the body of the murdered man. All  those years she had kept the coat he had  worn in jail and when he escaped, fer it  was stained with his blood. And sometimes she took it out and wept over it,  recalling the past... The.letters had not,  after all, been stolen"by- the" murderer.  He could not even have seen them, for  when my father thrust tlnim deeply into  his pocket they had been pushed down  between, the coat and the lining, which  ���������was ripped���������not torn; and somehow the  opening and the letters had remained  undiscovered till that day.  "It was then that-my mother told me  the Btory, and made me promise that. I  would* give my whole, life to tracking  down the murderer, if he still lived.  "She believed that he would be found  in England under- an assumed name, and  that with the money he had stolen from  his three victims he would have made  himself rich. Long ago, when they had  known each other in Australia, he had  told her that his great ambition was to  be a millionaire and spend his money in  London���������the 'capital of the world/ h������  had called it My mother was certain  that he had realized his ambition, and  now that I was armed with the letters  I should be able even at that late day  to bring him. to justicc--*-if I could find  him. I was to know him by the description she gave, and above all by his deformed foot; .for whatever else was  changed by time that could not change.  And she was certain also that he would  have kept the Sphinx's head.  "But to find him was1 the great task,  and to do bo I must live in the world of  rich people.   I must get. money enough  to live upon; so that I should have mj|  time to myself for the search.  "When my mother told me this story;  of the past she was already "an invalid.  She would have no nurse but me; even  bad we been able to afford it. She suffered continually, and could not be left  alone for long, so that my ways of earning a living were precarious. A few  months' after she died I took_ the first  step towards keeping my promise to her.  I sailed for England���������a steerage passenger. Exactly what my life was after  that adds.no interest to my tale, but it  had its ups and downs, mostly downs, until a fortunate whim of fate tossed into  my hands wha' once would have seemed  to be a great 'ortune. I made a queer  bargain, with a clause at the end of it  which was left vague; but I was ready  to do almost anything, not dishonorable,  for money.  ��������� "Only for one brief interval of madness did I lose sight of mv object; but,  though I thought of nothing else,' worked  for nothing else, I never seemed "to be  nearer to my goal. Often I followed  false clues, but they always led me back  again to the sta ing place, until one  day I met a shabby fellow in the street  who begged of me with an American accent. He was near the house' of a rich  man .whom I knew very well, and had  been'there hoping to see the millionaire,  whom he stated that he had known long  ago; but as the master was abroad he  was turned away by the sc. .ants, who  refused to believe in the alleged friendship.  "I gave tbe-fellow something, more  because he was an American than, for  any other reason, but a few words he  carelessly let drop interested me for another more selfish one. I stood him a  dinner, with a little good wine, and he  . poured out confidences. 'He had lived in  one of the Western States, and had  owned a little land thirty years ago with  several houses upon' it. One of these  houses was unlet and had stood empty  for some time, when it began to have the  reputation of being haunted. People in  the neighborhood heard queer chattering  noises at night, and were afraid to" go  near the place. But the owner was not  afraid. He went in and found a terrible  ^wreck of manhood there���������a poor wretch_  with his face so burnt with vitriol that  it was more like a piece, of raw meat  than a face; and, still more horrible, he  lacked a foot, which had been lately amputated, literally hacked off, as if by thc  hand of an amateur.  "The sufferer was raving with fever,  and almost dead. How long he had been  there or how he came the owner of the  house could not tell, but he was more  than half starved, and in his delirium  said strange things���������the strangest of all,  that he had deliberately worked the evil  upon himself for motives untold. He  was tended and cared for as well as possible in that lonely neighborhood, where  there was not a doctor within thirty  miles, and a marvelous constitution  pulled him through, horribly disfigured  and lame though he must be to the end  of his days.  "When he was able to speak coherently he told a story of a fire in the nearest town, in which he had all but lost  his life; saying that, as his foot was  nearly burnt on, he had himself cut bone  and flesh away, lest mortification should  set in. After that, he professed to have  no recollection of anything which happened; and as he bad plenty of money  in a belt he wore next his Bkin, the owner of the house was not too pressing in  his curiosity. He was well paid for.his���������  care, and it.was not until after his mysterious guest had vanished as unexpectedly as he had come that he found out  there had been no fire of importance in  the town mentioned for many months.  "Years passed on and brought troubles to my American friend. He lost his  money and had various mishaps, finally  going out to South Africa. There he  heard of the great millionaire with the  scarred face and hobbling limp, which his  intimates whispered -was caused by an  artificial foot. The American tramped  up country to find him, only just in time  to see the man getting into a train at  the railway station. But he recognized  the hideous face, and was bitterly disappointed at losing the chance of claiming  help as a reward for what he had done  in the past.  "Somehow he maocged, after, a f������w  months more, to get to England, ana  determined to mnk������ a good sum out of  his former services, perhaps get a start  in business. But he only arrived to (ind  his quarry had slipped away again.  "You can imagine, Comtesse, that this  story set me thinking. If a man had  the fearful courage to disfigure himself  in a way so horrible, so painful, it could  only have been because he must choose  between losing his identity or his life.  Such grim pluck, suoh iron self-control  might almost win admiration, were it  not the desperation of a moral eoward,  ready to sacrifice all that makes existence precious for the sake of the hare  chance of escaping death.  "Needless to tell you that I have the  American where I can put my hand upon  him when I want.him. When I had arranged this, I followed the millionaire,  with whoni I had actually been on terms  of friendship, feeling as if I had dreamt  the months of intimacy with him,  months which I. had wasted in vain  search, my eyes everywhere save on the  one man who should have held them.  "Fate had already played me some  strange tricks, but none stranger than  that which put me on the track of the  moonstone Sphinx in thc very m ment of  reaching the end of my journey. He had  had it for years, and the clue seemed  complete; but the moonstone was gone  out of his possession for the first time.  I could neither hope to find it with him  nor to obtain it'. myself and confront  him with it in the hour of his downfall,  j unless "  I     "Unless I give it back to you 1" ex-  ' claimed the Comtesse.  i     "Exactly.    Or even lend it.    What I  'want is to hear him claim it as his own."  Her answer was to snatch up the stone  from the table and impulsively place it  in Newcome's hand. "It is yours, as it  has always been. 'You have won your,  wager, and I pay hry debt."  j CHAPTER XXXVHI.  j The Price She Was to Pay.  Winifred Gray did not deceive herself.  She knew what she wns doing in going  alone to the house of Lionel .facaire.  She knew w"- * his reputation was; she  knew bow, **uice she had shown the  loathii.g she felt for hiin und liis insults,  he h.-d built up, stone by stone, his  scheme of revenge.  Sometimes a stone had fallen with the  dull ring of failure for him; but lie had  set it up again with another piled upon  it; and when she went to keep the appointment at his house, the shameful  structure he had planned would be complete.  Still, if she hesitated in telegraphing  her reply to Dick's imploring letter, it  was not for long." Poor, foolish Dickl  He had been but .a cat's-paw from the  first, as Bhe had' warned him; yet she  . would not remind him now of that warning. She would save him, and if' she'  could not save herself when the tune  ��������������������������� came, she must die.  To those who did not know of the silent ba.* .ie waged for so many months it  won" . seem a small, almost an absurdly  small, sacrifice to make, that she should  dine at the house of a man whom she  disliked, when by doing so she could keep  her brother from" going to prison and  spare her invalid mother a blow which  m'ight crush out her life.  But Winifred knew when she made the  promise that it meant far more than a  dinner at a house where she would have  preferred not to go.  If Hope Newcome had been to her the  man she had once thought him, she  would have hesitated: longer before sacrificing her reputation to save her brother from prison. She would have belonged  to her lover, and would have had no  right to put Dick'before him. But the  girl believed that she had done for ever  with love and lovers. Since the.only man  to whom she had given her heart had  been able to hide his baseness with seeming nobility, Winifred had lost faith in  all men, and told herself that she hated  every one. Except for her mother, it  mattered little enough what became of  the rest of her spoiled life.   She _did.Jiot__slcep _much   before_the  night when she would be called" upon to"  keep her promise. 'J'ne thought of what  she must do was like a waking night-  marc. It was always before her, whether her eyes were closed or open. Her  imagination conjured up a hundred different methods by which Macaire might  seek to entrap her; nnd the hours sho  should have slept were spent in striving  to think how, while she kept her word  to the letter, she might still contrive to  thwart the ultimate designs which she  suspected.       .-.'���������'  Winifred did not tell her mother of.  the trouble which had befallen Dick nor  of her promise to Macaire. If all were  ���������well, Mrs. Gray never need know; if not,  there was time enough for her to be  made unhappy.  As the girl went out every evening  soon after seven to keep her nightly engagement at the Salisbury, her mother  would believe that she was absent upon  her usual errand. It would be necessary  to say: "I shall be later than usual"���������  for the dinner was to he at nine���������and  Winifred, hoped, after keeping her hateful, bargain to the letter, to reach home  before midnight; Only there was such  terrible indettniteness in her hope. She  did not know what danger she might be_  going to meet at Macaire's house, and:  unless Dick were there she would have  no one to protect her.  At half-past seven she left, the dismal  lodging-house which was . "home" now.  She had kissed her mother even more  tenderly than was her wont, and clung !  to, the little frail woman yearningly for  a moment, that was all; and Mrs. Gray  suspected nothing. Winifred had made  her promise not to sit up, as Bhe must be  late, but the girl knew that her mother  would not sleep until she was safely  back again. "Kafoly back again!" How  much there wns in those" simple words!  What -would be her thoughts when sho  returned to the dull little rooms which  appeared desirable in her eyes to-night  for the first time? What would tho  next five hours hold of fear and humiliation for her?  Winifred had  put  on  a  very simple  t evening dreas, which aue voveieu  ...... -  long cloak even from her mother's eyes;  for she was in the habit of walking to  the Salisbury in a coat and short dark  skirt. Her "turn" was one of the first  on the long programme, a position not  considered desirable by the artistes, sinca  the nearer their names were to the middle the more unmistakable the hallmark of their importance; but on this  particular night it was convenient for  Winifred to finish curly.  By half-past eight she had sung her  song and satisfied tlie audience with a  couple of encores. There was just time  to change her stage dross for the evening gown she had worn, .and drive to  Park lane; and as the hour drew near  tho girl's heart grow cold as ice. She  dared not be late, she dared not wish  that some incident might delay or prevent her going lest Dick should be made  to suffer.  She dressed with speed, and at twenty  minutes to nine she was iu a finnsom on  her way to Park lnne. How siokeningly  her pulses beat as tbe cab drove into the  courtyard and stopped before the great  brilliantly lighted bouse I Her knees  trembled, and she almost fell as she  stepped down to thc pavement. The  huge doors looked to ber like the doors of  a prison. If only Dick had written���������if  only she found Dick inside! But there  had been no word from him save, a few  lines of thanks after receiving her telegram. She paid the cabman ind then���������  slowly, in spite of herself- moved towards the door which she feared might  open before her knock. The hansom was  driving away; it was all that she could  do not to call after it and.tell the man  to stop���������she had changed her mind and  would go back.  As her eyes wistfully followed him a  voice spoke almost in her ear: "Winnie!  I've been waiting for you this last half -  hour."  "Dick!" sho thankfully exclaimed.  "Yes. We've only a minute to speak  together. I can't go in; I'm not wanted  inside that house any more, and I don't  want to be there, Heaven knows, except  for you. But I had to see you. Lucky  for us your cab had rubber tires and  didn't make much noise, or the door  would be open now and you going in. I  couldn't have got a word. Look here,  Winnie, I am beginning to be afraid you  were right about Mncaire. He certainly*  is a villain���������biid enough for anything,  and the more I've though of it the  more I believe he did lay tin. l/ap to get  us both to fall into it."  "I've never doubted that for an instant," said the girl.  "Yet you're here, AVihnic. I'm a brute  to  let you   come, but I didn't see   it  you  this way at first when I wrote begging  you to consent. And how.could I go to  prison? For mother's sake', bow could I  go? I was sure I should be on hand to  look after you and sec thnt you came to  no harm, so I: let things slide when I  began to realize that Macaire meant  worse mischief.' But I've been turned  from the house, and told that if I tried  to force my way in I should be pitched  out by the footmen. I pretended to go,l  but I sneaked back here to wait 'for you,  and give you a word of warning. 1  would say, don't go in after all, l.j'mat- -  ter what happened to me "  "You needn't, Dick," Winifred, broke  in. "Nothing '.".at you tell me comes as  a surprise.   I shall go in and keep my,  word, ft would not he true to say I ami  not afraid of Lionel Macaire, for I am���������-  horribly afraid. And I hate him, and  shudder at him. But I do believe that I  shall find protection from him." -  "If ever a*'girl deserved such protection," it's you," cried Dick. "But listen:  I was going to say that I'd tell you not  to go in spite of everything if it weren't  for Von Zellheim. He'll be here at -Macaire's to-night.   I know that."  "Baron von Zellheim?" repeated Winifred,-bitterly, giving her lost lover the  full title which he claimed. "What help  can his presence give mc? It only makes  it all a thousand times worse' that he  should see me here in the house of the  man lie was bribed to aid in hunting me  down."  "Winifred, I swear to you that Von  Zellheim never did that," Dick asserted.  "You must trust him. He's true as steel."  "So you once said of his master," retorted thc girl, stung to desperation.  "Oh, if this is all you have to tell me,  let me go and get this horrible night  over quickly���������however it is to end."  Dick caught her arm and held her  back when she would have lied up the  three marble steps that led'to the door  of old green bronze. "You must hear  me," he ejaculated. "It was all my fault  that you distrusted Von Zellheim. I'll  stake my life he'd have killed Macaire  rather than be his friend if he'd guessed  what a villain he was. He didn't even  know that you and Macaire were more  than the merest acquaintances ��������� I'd  swear that. If you had Been him, half  a dozen words of explanation would have  mado evcrything~right.r���������But���������you���������refused; he couldn't understand why, or  what he had done to offend you, nnd he  was half mad. He's been a changed man  since���������older and graver in his ways. If  I'd chosen I could have brought a reconciliation About, but I didn't want Von  Zellheim to know what you thought of  Macaire. If he did know, I was certain  there'd bo no end of a row, nnd I'd lose  my chance as secretary. I couldn't give  that up. And I was so sure, you sec,  that you were mistaken about Macaire."  "To keep your place you let me insult  the man I loved!" cried Winifred. "You  let me break my heart; you spoilt my  life. Yet you are not. ashamed to call  on mo to save you."  "For Heaven's sake, Winnie, don't look  at me, don't speak; to me like that! I  am- ashamed���������I'm in the dust with  shame. And I didn't dream you eared  for "Von Zellheim except as a friend; If  pi had���������I hope I'd have been decent  enough to do differently. But it's too  late for that now. And I see I've ruined  myself with you. Do as you like. Don't  go into tho house. ,111 run away���������be off  somewhere, I don't know where���������and  escape from Macaire's anger when he  finds that he's been tricked."  "No. I will go in���������Heaven help me!"  said Winifred, with a breaking voice.  "You will? Heaven bless you, then.  But���������some time, before long, I hope, Von  Zellheim will be here. He doesn't know  that you are to be in the house; but he  wrote, sending me his address, and 1  wired, telling him that he must come if  he would save me from Bhame. Already  he has been helping me���������and he will be  here to-night without fail. I'm as sure  of it ns if I had bis promise. You'll  trust him now, Winnie, won't you?"  "If I have accused bim falsely, he will  never forgive me," said thc girl, hopelessly. And then, without another word  to .her brother, sne went up thc steps  nnd lifted the mailed glove which formed  a knocker.  CHAPTER XXXIX  Nero's Dinner-Party.  Instantly the doors Hew open. Winifred saw a great hall, blazing with lights,  which dazzled her eyes after thc darkness. A footman in purple antl gold livery showed her to a corridor branching  oil' the main. hall, and there she wns  met by a maid, who took her into a  room which at first glance seemed walled  with mirrors. Everywhere Winifred saw  her own rcdeclioii���������a slim little figure in  a plain, long gray cloak, looking strangely incongruous against a background of  such magnificence.  The maid helped to remove the clonk,  nnd Winifred was thankful to see a collection of exquisite wraps belonging to  other women. One of her fears had  been cither that she was to dine with  Mncaire alone, or thnt she would find  herself the only woman among a crowd  of men in the fast, reckless set which  Macaire was said to lead. Courage came  back to her at sight of those d tty evening wraps which suggested the inner  heart of Paris.  She left the mirrored dressing-room,  and gave herself ngain to a footman's  guidance. Never had Winifred seen so  marvelous a house, but she was scarcely  conscious of admiration or surprise.. Her  nerves were tensely keyed for what  might be coming.  "What name?" enquired the big footman, with a veiled glitter of impertinence under supercilious lids.  "Miss Winifred Gray," the girl answered mechanically, and then wished  that she had refused to give any name  at all.  A door was thrown open, anil a chatter of voices suddenly buzzed in her cars.  They were not sweet, gently modulated  -voices, but loud and vulgar iu every  note, though they were the accents of  women.  The air was heavy with thc scent of  lilies, almost deadly in their keen sweetness. The room, which was air white  and gold and palest pink, was decorated  in the style of Louis Quatorze, and Winifred remembered how she had heard that  each room in Macaire's town house was  furnished nfter the fashion of a different nation and period.  Before her mind had had time to receive any other definite impression, save  that there were a number of men and  women in the room, the latter gorgeously dressed and blazing with diamonds,  Maoaire himself came forward, holding  out his hand.  "We've been waiting for you," he  said. "I'd begun to be afraid that you  weren't coming after all." And this  sentence he spoke with meaning.  "I had promised, and I never break  my word," answered Winifred, haughtily,  trying in vain to avoid his hand, which  pounced upon and imprisoned hers like  a hawk seizing a dove. "But you need  not have waited for me."  "Whnt!" exclaimed Macaire. "Not  wait for the est of the evening? Perhaps you didn't realize that this little  dinner is b������ing given in your honor!  I've invited friends who have been especially anxiouB to meet you ever since  Inst December, when you were playing  Mazcppa."  ,   "I never did play "Mazcppa," Winifred  answered him in a clear, distinct voice,  that could be heard at the other end of  the large room.  "Didn't you?   Oh, I beg your pardon.  I thought you did. But that is a detail.  Isn't it, since you're here to-night? And  that our ��������� dinner, may be no formal, conventional affair, like those of ordinary  society that doesn't know how to enjoy  itself, I want to introduce you and my  ���������ther friends, who've come especially to  meet you. to each other."  Still holding her hand so tightly that  she could not wrench it away, Macaire  led her further into the Todm, nearer to  the group of men and women, who had  stopped their conversation to listen and  look at the new-comer.  The men were already on their feet,  but the women remained seated. Four  or five painted faces under hair bleached  golden or dyed to the sheen of copper  stared up at her with bold, laughing  eyes. Winifred shrank back with a horrified catching of her breath. She was  an innocent girl who had known little  of the world until she began to earn her  living on the stage, but instinct rather  than knowledge told her with one blinding flash of cnlightt iment what these  women were whom Lionel J-acaire' had  asked her to meet.  Some of the men she had seen before,  though not to one had she ever spoken.  There.was a Frenchman with royal blood  in his veins; there was a great city  magnate; there was a * young English  earl who had lately been made bankrupt; there was a man better known on  the racecourse than in drawing-rooms.  A word from Mat* *.ire to the Frenchman brought him to be introduced to  "the Miss-Gray of-whom-he-liad-so often-  heard." He bowed with a broad compliment, and looked nt Winifred from  head to foot as no man had ever looked  at her before.  "Dinner is served," announced a footman. Macaire pulled Winifred's resisting hand under his arm, and.held it firmly as he made her walk by his.si le across  the room. The girl was deadly pale, but  she did not cry out, as Macaire's watchful eyes told that he half expected her to  do.     '  They reached the marble dining-room,  with its purple hangings, its pink granite pillars and blue-domed ceiling. Winifred's place was by Macaire's side, and  she sank into the chair which a footman  offered her. She must drink her cup to  the-dregs, or Macaire would say that  she had not kept to the bargain. Having gone through so much, she must endure to the end, or she might better  ���������never have come to this horrible house.  She could only hope that she knew the  worst now. And perhaps, she: told herself, even this was better than to have  been forced by her promise to dine with  Macaire alone.  "Why don't yon eat?" asked! Macaire,  when she had let several courses go by  untested.  ',;.���������.:  "I do not wish to," she answered in a  low tone, lost in the babel of hilarious  voices.-..  "Then I shall not consider that yon  hare kept your word. To dine with a  man is not merely to sit at his table,  but to eat his food and drink his wine.  If you can't bring yourself to do that in  my house I am freed from my half of our  bargain."  Desperately Winifred made a feint of  eating something from her plate, not  even knowing what she ate.  "That is better. Now drink some  wine. I insist, or you know the consequences. Surely it isn't much to ask. I  don't often have to urge my guests to  touch the wine that comes from my cellar.."  (To be Continued.)  THE 6ENTii"t!-.  Han-f Gnt Fanafoston to stii*'t'i> nil M^it  "'    _. IiomHJsMotllier-Tliulic-.iilu I  ay,   what   do   yo������  tnink iraamma  toltl  me'" asked a Uttltr,  bit of a boy.  **1 haven't tho littlest idea," answered  nurse, as she looked,  up from the stocklnsy.  slie was mending.  ���������"Well,  she said t  might   stay   up   all '  r.'iRht.     You   know,    *  nurse.   1'vo   alwaysV;  '   wanted to."  "That Is Ttry good of mamma." an**** -  rwered  nurse.    "And  whero are yo*  going to spend the night?"  "Well, men who c������mp out, you knowv ,*,-  have a fire.   I am K'**ng to pretend I'm  .  ct-mptng out and I'm going to spent* l  the night by the parlor Are."  ^-^���������-m (k>.  "That's a good idea.'* ��������� ���������' mjfl* p?  "No. I think I'll be a "sentinel an������'.  *walk up and down before the fire, wltsfc-.  my gun over my snoulder." ���������  "But a sentinel must not go to sTee**--.-  Ht must be on the wa'ch all the Urn*  and say���������'��������� \, ^. .������  " "I know!   -Who goes) ��������� thereV ?** '  "And are yon going''' to watcbi   CS"**  night?"  "I think I aludL" answered HarrJV-  proudly.  It had long bean Harry's wish to sift  up all night, a-af he could not help   *  thinking hia mamma    very    unklndr -  never to let him.   He teased so muchw  that finally mamma said���������  "Well. Harry, you may."  At about elgai o'clock Harry, whot---  waa usually in bad and asleep at'that.-.  Vme, took his stand by the lire.   HI*  toy gun over his ahoulder, and on hist-*  head he wore his soldier cap.   Up andb  down he walked before the fire, and nS^  flrst lt was groat fun.     Whenever her-  h������*axd a sound, ke would call. "Who  goes there?"    And it would   be papa-  coming to look tor a book, or mamma.  Once, when he called very loud, "Who  goes there?" what do you think happened?   The littlo   white kitten   raa  into the room!   Up and down, up and  down went Harry.   Heavier and heavier grew the gun.   Harder .and, harder  was it to keep to the straight line int  the carpet.   Hasty looked at the eas*-  crair and the aoca,   hut proudly   ho  shook his head.   "I've always wante.l  to sit up all nftgfet, and I'm going 1a*-  show mamma how much I want lot"  Oh, what a loop from the strOght .  i Ine that time,' Harry! Time went on.  Mamma and papa aaid, "Good-night! *  and white kitty tsarled herself up t>s  the rug and west sound asleep. : Har- -  rv'a eyes began ta Mink. but.he hel*i'  them as wide-open as he could.  , Soon he had a lonely feeling.     * A_  soldier should be brave," he whispered.  "But why shonldn't I sit down?"  "Because you'd go to sleep," a smalt-  voice   within   answered.     Soup   anti-  down Harry trudged. Soon somethimg-..  rolled down the sentinel's cheen.   Har***-  ry dashed lt away, tut then anoth***--  something   rolle-t     down   the   othosr^  cbeek. ., * j, -  "I'm a baby!" t*fie little Boy sobWM?  But still he, kept marching. j  Everything in the' room seemed*- to>.:  swing���������and swing���������and   swing!     His)  fnet were too tired,   lie tripped   andt-  f-slloupon the soft rug.    Kow soft lt^   _  was!    He couldn't get up.   He heard&  some one.  "Who goes there?" he asked feefity.. '  "The Sand Man," a gentle-voice amf    ,  wered," that sounded   something   Uhst*  papa's and maauaa's combined.���������"Ex*--,  aminer.  Mmramtj Bhj tun.  A foolish little frog  Once thought that he could ri-|% f'  So hopping from his log -surf  He dressed himself end tried.   ^  But the horsey wouldn't go >  And so he up and shied, ������ \  Throwing froggy Off, you know.    Q **  Where he Just laid and cried.     ~ -*  _ Oest ������������������ tt rn m ������. _  What ts the difference between a hHC  and a pill? One Is hard to get up, an*  the other Is hard to get down.  What is that which has neither Besltr.  nor blood yet has four fingers and sh  thumb?   A glove.  Why should a horse never he hung������-  ry? Because most of the time ho has  a bit in his month.  When is sugar like a pig's tooth*  When It Is In a hogshead.  What nation produces the most mar������-  riages?   Fascination.  Why is a man who has nothing bnt*.  his Illustrious ancestry to boast -at:  like a potato? Because the only goo*,  belonging to him is underground.  What time Is it when the clock;  strikes thirteen? Time the clock warn  ftxed.': -      .  Which side of a bnrse should hct  taken in mounting?   The outside.        ���������  Why are good husbands like dough*������V  Because women need (knead) them.  What, reason have   we to . suppose,  that beer, was made in the ark?   Be***}-.  oiuse the kangaroo was seen to go lav  w/th hops;;  Why Is a phrenologist like a sototem  desirous of promotion ? Because) ho?  mnst apply to head-quarters.  Why does a bay horse: never v*p  toll ? Because his master pays it tern  htci.  Why is a writing-master like a lfns>  dont?   Because both require a ruler.  Why are ladles the greatest thieves  in existence? Because they steel petti****  coats, bone stays, and crib babies.  Where can even the most aUsetraUto  find sympathy?   Vs t,**.**. -t-iUsftary.  *No Time for Snixipllng*.  "Have I time to run across the stree  and match a sample of ribbon?" asked  thc woman of the depot gateman. "Oh  dear, no!" he    replied.     "Why,   this  train leav<vs in three bourn and a halC4  ���������{TlV������*ra   ViMfc.  *���������������������������������. '   ���������      **���������i Revelstoke Herald and  Railway Men's Journal  Put-lifliett Bv  The  Ptvelstoke Herald Publishing Co  Limited Liability.  A. JOHNSON.  Kdttor mid Milliliter.  AI*VF.im*"IN'-, KATES.  ri:*-t!n> Htls.,f I..VI '.*.*r lni'h; "-liiitU* f'liliimti,  K/i.cr I'ni-ti wlii'it in*i.*rl*-*"l I'll till** 1"U������  I-.'/it! n"t-..'.l f-'lil** j*cr iii>*h liiiiii].itrii*ll till"  "f.'i ti vt i:i***rli������ui; ,'* i'������*lll*. fur .fiu-h u.M.I.'iU'i  i'i t-rt*l*">i. I.������h*hI iioiIimi- liii*i*iit* |,it lin>" vii.'i  t -tu*. lilrMi, Mnr 'use iiti'l lii-iilli Xiiili-i-'  free.  Sl'llv Kinli'XjIIAlK*'.  Iiy innlinr fii-rlo,"   I-' |'.t Hiinuin: ?!.'.  A "ill    Iltll*  ,-trictly I" ii'l'.uiii"'  f..i  I  fil-lt Jill". I.I'I'U'TMI.ST.  cc i,l Hit* l*t".**t i"f|iil|>|������>il i.rliitliii: iittlees Iii  ���������Iii- M **-.t mul |iri"|i.irt".l t" ������������������xfftiti" ml Minis  l..!iilni! ill tlr-ti*!*.-* >tyl������" iu lnmiv.1 |irli*es.  ���������nm-1 ricrt-.ul!. N������. J"l" t<������' liirne-iiiini* t"i*  .nn*.)}- l,,r us. Mnl! ,ir*U*r.*> |.r"-"iii|.ilv iilieiiili'il  to.   (.iivv ut a trml on ymiriu-'Xt order.  Wi.  IO COiytel'ONUI.SI'S.  iiaite i*firrc-l|onil*.*iii*ii un nny siil-Ject  .-*��������� i.imvi to tin* Hi'iicrnl ������������������til'lii*. In nil i*asi*>  tin- tmi.. .i.fin.uni* nl' tin- u-riler must iiccinn*  1-Kiiv mniiiiticril'l, but lint lu'cessnrlly lot  [.uhiiiAtltin.  Ail-Ire.**** ttK coininiiiilfmlons U> the Miuinger  SOTICE 70 lOltllKSPONDESTS.  '���������All corresiiontifiiee must lie louibly  *ii it ten on one side of the paper only.  ���������!.���������C<irri*.**r.on<lenee contiiining persoiis]  l, -st'er must beslgiicil will! tlie proper niunc  *n the uriliT.  TlU.*H6DAY. AlAKCII  12. lOOIi.  The Machine Routed.  The  Ontario  "machine"  received a  ���������.-(.'vere  reverse  in Centre liruce when  M.-ijor   Hugh   Clarke.     Conservative'  av.is   elected   by   a , nm-jority ���������  U-iifoWl  gu.-itei-   tlinn   Unit   aeeoulucl  liim  in  .June last.      Air.   Clarke was unsealed  mi n technicality, and as a   result of n  lireacli of faith on the part of Hun. It'll a I court.    The ������������������machine" I lien ni.-ule  ;t dead -ct on   the constiluenoy.    lion.  Ci-oige  lions, two a.-jsoci.it*.? ministers  nf   ih<* crown,   senators, iwenty-l.breo  .M'.*- ]'. and M's P. P., ti'ntl a small army  of   '"nmcliinists"   of   the    Moss   fcypi*  -worked .igainst .Mr. Clurke's miiissistcil  i-ITorts.     Honesty triumphed, niul tin*  I'liiiocrviitivc will  now take liis sent in  ' the lcgi.-iltiture.    1'lie  lesson is u useful  imp.   .-'tiowing   ,-is   it    does,   that   tbo  people   linve  had   tot.   much of a lmd  thing.  Government Must be Honest  In the three hye elections in Terrt"  bonne anil Two Mountains, Queliur.  and Nouh Grey, Untiirin. tlie government biiiely liebl its own in the first  two constituencies, and lost, the latter  by over 'JfJQ i������������iori-i-y,  Tlie result is significant. Ministers  of the crown worked hiiril in all llirrc  constituencies: money was spent in  lhe most open and flagrant milliner:  public works weie promised; but with  all their advantages the J^ibernls failed  to better their cause.  The rehutTin North Grey is p.irticu-  iirly humiliating to Hon. W.SS.  Fielding and Hon. Wu). Mtilock. The  latter had the campaign in hand. Mr.  Fielding was in the riding, prominent  because of his selection as the successor lo Sir Wilfrid Laurier, but his  eloquence failed to move those to  whom he referred :i few years ago as  "hated Canucks." Mr. Fielding mi****  represpated his accounts in  n. manm-i-  calculated to deceive ill's .Satanic  Majesty himself, lint .North Grey  would have none of it and Mr. Thompson's return by n handsome majority  is a pretty straight ron.leir.n.-ition of  the Laurier government.  Perhaps lhe most lemntk^bb- putt  of the elections ���������v.-i.<* tbe prtifotintl silence of Ihe ministers in regard to the  Liberal policy. In Quebec u Mruighl  nppeal was mufle to snppnit Laurier.  That was the one and only issue*  i-aised. In North Grey the tnitiisli is  weie dumb as oysters as to tlieir proposed policy during the coming session  ���������of Parliament. One would naturally  suppose that with the opening of the  Commons so close at hand, attention  might have been profitnbly devoted to  the many great rpieslion.-; nlintit to be  presented for consideration. Evidently  masterly inactivity ivusstill consitleri d  a winning card.  But a, change is coming over Ibe  people. The defeat of Mr. Kennet y  in North Grey is to be attributed lo a  growing feeling of disgust among  Liberals at what they justly consider  thebetrayal of party principles. Ktrni g  Liberal journals are protesting Hg.-iitu-t  opportunism. The people of the West  are smarting under the deceit practised  upon them, and are inclined lo submit  to protection under men who believe  in its merits, rather than under n  ���������government which professes to tret.t  jt as an evil. j  Money and Dreams.  He settl*������il himself in Ills roomy uhair  In bis big. old house, where he had  lived so long that the city had grown  up away und beyond him, leaving  the house, which had been in a  fashionable neighborhood, so far  down lown that there was little  more than the hum ot business to  be hoard till day around lt. The uie.  man's housekeeper brought him a soot  drink, and one of his nephews came  In to emiulri' how he had stood thc  unusual hem of the day.  Ho had so many nephews and nluces  tu look after his comfort. Sonic ever,  stayed in town all .summer to be near  hi in. When they tried to persuade hint  to ko away for a little rest lu the but  weather lie would say:  "Rest! Who wants rest? It you let  money rest It rusts���������rusts! Tutu It  over, keep turning It over; It grows, tt  grows!" And' ho would add that tin)  summer was the best time ot all Tor  work. The old financier wns the possessor of uiuny millions. But he walked  alone. This evening he sat in the twilight which settled Itself hot und thick  about hlni. The night was bringing no  cooling breath. The roar of lhe metro-  polls was dying away In tired sob.-,  outside. The city's life seemed sapped  with the heat. Kven the old man, who  never stopped his work for anything,  realized that It,was unusually hot tonight. He fanned himself with his  newspaper and took a sip from the  glass which stood near hlni on the table.  He closed his eyes. He felt such a  strange sense of oppression. No, ho  was not dizzy. It had passed. lie  opened his eyes and put up his hand lo  unfasten his collar. At his neck he  touched a twisted cord of silk that was  around it. He pulled at the cord and  drew out its length. From it hung a  ring���������a silver ring���������old-fashioned and  worn, and on it-,two raised hearts lying against each other and rubbed  smooth by time.  He sat now with his eyes closed  again and his hand folded over tin-  ring on his breast. He dreamed once  more, and it was his last dream. It  was summer���������yes���������but it was nca:!-,  fifty years ago. The dust and roar ol  the city gave way to the scent a.1.1!  quiet of an old garden; the heat to the  dew of a country evening, its breeze  lightly moving the leaves of the trees  and fluttering ihe ruflles of a ghi'*  muslin frock, with its pattern of suns*  mer blossoms upon it.  A boy���������-such a boyish country bos-*  took the silver ring, then new ami  shining, from his pocket and put It oi  the hand of the girl in the llowetvt1  muslin frock. Then they kissed wii*.  other, and the girl fell to sobbing, will  her arms about her companion's neel*.  and he spoke:  "Never mind, dear; Annie, dear, j  am going away to make a fortune, am'  I'm coming back for you, and wc w:i  be married, and 3 will take you away  to the city, and you will be rich .tin  hnve everything you want."  "But I don't like the city. I shoui*  be so afraid and so confused, antl y.i.  might not love me there as you i!t  now here in lhe country. People- i:  the city forget each other so."  "No,   they  don't;  not  if  they  really  love each other, and I love you.   Nothing can ever make me forget you. See  not as long as evening comes after th*  dny and the stars come with It."  They kissed ouch other again.  The ring came back to him In a letter with a (lower from Annie's grave.  Never  once  did  he  go   to  seek   th*.  grave to rest by it a moment.    Woil,  ���������became his love arid gold the star th.it  guided him.   .  Now he clasped the silver ring tighter, tighter. By and by he gasped an i  fell forward. His clasp relaxed: "m  sighed once, a deep sigh, then lay their  quite still. And later they found hin;  so.���������Margaret Klein in the New York  "Herald."  LEGAL  |K JIA.KTIU*. ,V SCOTT.  Bin listers, Sotieltiirs, Kit!.  liuvelstuki", 11. C.  J. .M.S'etilt, it.A., I.I..IJ,    W.du vMeMilistve, M.A  J.TAHVKY, M'CAKTE't .t I'lNKIMM  liiiiTlslcrs  Siiliiiltiirs, Kit*.  Holtehors tur Itni'ft-.ul Hunk ct' Oniiiiitii.  t'omptiiiY I'limls lu lmiii ins I'Oi'eent.  Fittsr stkkkt, Itcvelsiuke 11. l*.  SOCIETIES.  ii^iii'J "*'��������� :������������������������:���������'! 'z '��������� '_^ ' & Q  ������������������ ��������� ���������'  -T^'*-" ������r������^*..i   .'���������.   .���������**.������������������.���������,.1..vmn-JCT.-..*r������.^ tr*..**-  Ueil   ltiwii  Ilojiree meet.* secoiiil  lout fourth  'I'tiesiliiys nfeneli  month; White I'usn  liecrei  meets third 'I'liesilny uf cueli i*iiurtor, In oddfellow n Hill!.   Vl-dllni; brethren weli'tiM'1  Pit. f'Mt'ti -TII KltS, T. II   IIAKKIi,  President. Aim. Secretary.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE No. 165S  Stcifiiliir meetings are held in th*  Oddfellow's Hall on the-Third I"'ri  tiny of eneh month, nl s ii.m sharp  Visitiii"; brethren coriliiilly Invited  A. JOHNSON, W. .\I  W. J( MIX STUN, Uee.-Sce.  /g||g������S|*. Cold Range Lotlsd K. of P.,  "-*m^sm\    No. 26, Revelstoke, E. C,  If you are looking for possibilities in Estate  Speculation that will double your capital,  it will be to your interest to invest RIGHT  NOW, before the best of tiie properties have  been taken up.  EAL EST  MKEI'S   EVKKY   Wl*.l"lN l-'SDA Y  fi^S/i/    I'***   in   Otltll'ell.iv.'s"    Hull   in s  ������**>ioi&*x     o'ciiiek.     Visiting   Knigliis   arc  cortlialty invited.  li. VAN" HOI! ,K, C. C.  G. II.  IIROUK, k'.of It. .VS.  CHURCHES  A Useful Helpmate.  The editor of the Grapevine "Telegraph," after spending six years  without a break, in the editorial  harness, felt himself entitled to a vaca  tion, and went away to the mountains  for a month's hunting and fishing,  leaving his wife in charge of the paper.  On hia return he was astonished to  find his office overflowing with potatoes. Everything that could be turn-_-a  into a receptacle was tilled with them  Each pigeonhole in his desk containec*  a potato*._The drawer of__his_ ed!toria!  table was bursting with potatoes. Old  lnk-kegs, line-d with papers, were filled  and heaped with them. There we.--?  potatoes in the co.il-bucket, in the ash-  P-in, and even in the stove itself.  They were no small potatoes, either.  Every one of them was as big a.s his  fist, and some were as big as two flsts.  The collection would have taken a pre-  mium at a county fair.  "I-ucy," hesnid, after the greetings  were over, "what does all this mean?"  "Oh." she-almost .sobbed, "f wanted  to do something original, anil so I announced. In the flrst number of the  piper T printed after you went  away, that the 'Telegraph' would  be sent for one year to the person sending us the In rges*: potato raised in this county, for six  months to the person sending the ne-ct  largest, and for three months to the  one sending the third largest. Thc potatoes began coming in right away,  and they've been coming ever slnc������.  Some persons, f am afraid, have tried  to get all three of the prizes. I h-nve  begged the people not to send any  more, and I do believe they are d*oing  It now for a Joke. Wo can't ann-ounc*  any prizes till they emit coming, nnd  there are .some boys In the other room  with their pockets bulging with them  right now, and���������Oh, Cyrus, what, ahull  we do?"  "Do?" said the editor, with a grin on  hist face. "Do? The right thing to do  would bo fOEme to go away for amua.  er month arTO let you continue to edit  the paper. Potatoes are worth a dollar a bushel, and you have got. enough  of them here to P-'iy all the expenses  of my trio, and nil they cost us Is a  dollar and seventy-five cents' worth of  ���������Telegraph.' If you want nn -ippren-  tir-e. jutt consider mc In line for tht)  Job." '  "Wife���������-I am going down town I hie  morning to try and match a piece t.f  ���������illc. Husband���������Very well, my dear;  I'll tell the coorc to save some dinner  for you, and I'll put the children to bed  myself.- -"Tit-BlU,"  JIKTIIODIST CIIUKCII. HKVElJiTOKK.  Preaching services nt 11 ii. 111. nnd 7:30 j*. 111  Class nieeinig at the close of the iiioruinu  ���������service. Sabbath Sohnoi and liibleClasR al *!:.ii*  Weekly I'ravur -Meeting every Wcdnc-ilay  evening at 7:*M. The ..-.public arc cor-iiiilly  invited,   fc'eius free.  Rev C. I.adnkr. l'astor.  ST.  PKrKll S CHURCH, ANOI.II.'AN.  Kilfht 11.111., Holy Kiu-hiirlsti It a.m., ma .as.  ,ifiinv and sermon (Holy J'.uctiiii'i-l first Sun-  lav iii the month); ">..i<i Sunday si Imol, or  aliililreu'."* service: 7::;o Km-ii-kiu*," (i-lmral) it ml  -.eniion. Ilolv liny.*.���������The Holy lCucliarisi i**  ���������cleliiiited at 7 11.111. nrS 11.111 , as iiiinoiim-ctl.  Huh- Uai.ti.siii after Sunday School tu:l:l,i.  a a. i-iiou.'Kiiat,   fccior.  l'lU-SllV. lUIIAN  CIII'KCII.  Purvico everv Sunday al II a.i'n. and 7::5() p.in  0 tthlcti all n're welcome. Prayer iiieetiiu; al  111. 111. fiery Wc-dne-iliiy.  ItKV* W. (.:. O.ir.DKP., I'usior.  'R03IAN CATHOLIC CIIUKCH.  Mass   al lOSIU a. 111 ,   uu   first,  sectuul  antl  ourth Siindnvs in lhe ituniili.  iti:v. FATiinn Tii.vvnii.  1-AI.VA1IUN   ARMV.  Meeting ever} night In ilieir  Hull on   Front  treel.,  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 Gamp,  and has a Future unequalled by any other  Town in the West.  For Terms and Particulars Write  ROGER   F.   PERRY,   Manager,   GoEdfieiids,   B.C.  H    EDWARD  TAX1DKU.M1.ST  DEEP. HEADS, BIRD"*. Kit*. MOL'NIKD,  Kiit*-: Cleaned anil I'c-aired.  JUST EAST-OK   PRESBVTEKIAS  fKCRCII  Th::������l street.  GO TO THE  REVELSTOKE DAIRY  FOR  Ptsre Mil  J. G. McCallum  PROPRIETOR.  4-*****+++*J-*fr****+***+**M** i*  PELLEW-HARVEY,  BRYANT & GiLMAN  Mining Engineers  and As.sa3*crs,  VANCOUVEH, n.C.      Establlslioil 18011  Now is your t.iinr> tn come niul miiki1 vom* selections in what Ftu-niltivc  ytm i'ct|itiie. Wo cnii make tii'i-tin^oiiiuiils with you to li't yoii have  whut yoti want. Wu ni'c ytiitiff l.o uiiiku nlterutifins to our sloM*. in  order to ^ivu us n gtioil rleal inure* show l-iioin. You must recognize  the 1'acL that we wen* tin: iii������niis ol' i-naliliii-r yon lo act, FURNITURE  at one third the cost you previously paid hofoi-c we started. We have  another large car ordered and wc want, to get our store ready for it.  A fiorul discount, on anything you rot|uire.  Revelstoke Furniture Company.  ASSAY WORK OF ALL DESCRIPTiONS  UNDERTAKEN.  A. H. HOLDICH  ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  AND ASSAYER.  Rom] ?i-hnnl of Mim-**, I^iikJo^.    -c***"--n  j������-:trs  at '>rorffl   Worl;-*,   S-A-nn**-a.     i~   year-   I'hlol  Chemist to WtcRn  foal *i.i*I  ir'.*ii f-'o.,   Erin.  Late f helm*! Hr.*l .Utn-T, Hull Min-'-s, Li.*l.  Claiuis eii...-iiiif"! ������U'I .-tfj*i*rtfi1 *ir*"ii-  Ferj;uson. B.C. I  Jas. I. Woodrow  T    A. KIRK.  Domini  11 n.ii'1 rrofiiuiinl I.iui'l .-'iirvcyf  KKVKLSTOKK, il. C  E. MOSCROP . . .  Sanitary Piumbinj*-. Hot  Water  And S'eam Heating. Gas  Fitting  Second St.. REVELSTOKE, B.C.  WHAT IS  A  IKI.MB WITKOrT A  Singer Sewing Machines  are sold on easy monthly  payments.  A full supply of machines  needles and attachments arc  kept for any make of machine on earth.  MANNING,   :  MACKENZIE AVE.  Uevflstokf, B. 0.  Won't fur Cttlt! IllfllKllllK  Dry Cedar, Fir and Hemlock.  All   onliTu  k*ft  nt   W    M.   I.mvrfiiff.i   1  receive prfimpt ntiiMillon.  W. FLEMING.  I'm  Retail Dc.i'.er in���������  Beet, Pork,  Mutton, Etc.  Fish and Game in Season....  Allonlers promt/tly llllefl  Tost** m:ulo ini to 2.01JI) lbs.    .  '*.      -������ s-vuciiilty intulo of c "  A s-iecliilty imiflo of clu'cki-.g Smt-lter  Siun|iles from the Interior Iiy unit] or  S evtireits lirnnijiily iiiiemli'il tti.  /k      Oorrit>i>oiiile!ice solicliotl.  g VANCOUVER, B. C.    '  ������������������"H"������'t*+tW"WW*I-'l'*r������*"  Ably furnished with the  Choicest the Market  affords.  BEST-WINES,-LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large, Light bedrooms.  Rates $1 a day.  Monthly Rate.  J. Albert Stone -Prop.  THE CITY EXPRESS  E. W. B. Paget, Prop.  Prompt delivery of parcelH, hftgi*B(?e, etc.  to any part of the city  Any Kind of Transferring  Undertaken  All orders left at P.. If. Smytbo'ii Tobaecn  store or by Telephone So.7 willret-sive prompt  attention.  I   HOW ABOUt  l!   THAT SUIT  Of OIiitlH-ny'in promidcil  yourself this FALL-  Our Full .Slot k is now. the  rntist i'Oini;-!ntf in B. O.  Our Fiincy Ooruls iimi nil  iii-w wilh new colors mul  lilt: Illtl'Ht. Ftript'M.  Sco llifin tit'fore leiiviinc  yiiiii'firilfr elsowheri*.  R. S. WILSON,  KnshioiiiilileTnilor.  N. xl tint MiOarty Blofk.  ^!iXs)������������������S>S������*i^^  Land  Registry Act.  Lois 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, in Block 48, in  Town   of Revelstoke, B. C,  Map 636.B.......  A CKHTiKIOATK of liiflcfeHHllile Title lo the  above prniierty will be issueil to Fnuik Her-  niirfl LewlM on Uie iBlli ilMy of Ircbrtniry. A, I).,  190:1, unless In the lnetiiiiimf" a vullil objection  thereto be niiiflt*. lo me In tvritlii** by n person  elminfiiK tin ckihiu or Interest tliereui or In  any purt thereof. '  II. K. MACl.KOn,  Dlmrlet ItcRiptrnr.  Land   Kej-lnlry  Cnice.  Nelson,   II. ��������� C litli  November, lima.  If you are contemplating going South during  S, the winter of 1902 or 1903 you can get valuable information free of charge.  |������ Write to  I    John L Patrick  **rH* "     "���������'"  ty Pi neb luff, N. C.  ty He can save you money in hotel rates.  Mf He can direct you which is the best railroad  ty route to travel.  q;r He can direct you where to rent neatly fur-  ty nished cottages or single rooms.  ty z  i*^*i f*l*t f*fri t*JT-i r*fri r*lTi r*l*i t*l*i t*fri i*frt r*fri tti t*j*i i*JTi At f*lTi t*i*t t'l'i r*lTi **��������� **��������� .���������'K .*"**���������. .****. t**f*. t*ff|  T.?T '4.1 ���������*? ���������*' liJ lV lV 14.1 ���������4.1 ���������** lV lV lV lV ���������+' lV lV lV lV TtTtJ? Klf lV V " +  "^^���������^^"���������^���������*S"^"^^^^"*^{S-^*ffiSS*S  isa-^tfSife'^^'SKSa.^c������^ mi^m&tl&k  P. BURNS &  m  853  m  Wholesale ind Retail Dealers  PRIME BEEF.     PORK.     MDjTGN.     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.  3-MtKR BUS MEETS ALL TRAINS.  VIIIST CLASS  ACCOMMODATION.  HEATED BY-IIOT Jv,/'  REASONABLE KATK ^  Write for our - Ititcrefftititf borks "Invent*  or'A Help" mi'l " How you tiro flwlntilcrt/'  Send uiii routth akctcli or model of _>oi-r invention orimprovcnicnt nnd w*-wilJlel! you.  free i*>itr.opinion nn.tr* whether il It probti'b]/.  imtctilfthlc. Pcjfctcd EppJIcrtlonphave-often  been successfully pror.'.-cnttd by tis. \W  'ContUict fully equipped offices iii 7donlic������I  and WashfiiRton ; tliistpiatifies us to t>rntnpt-,  ly dispatch work nrul quickly Kicnrr I'atenis  n.������ broidafl the invention. Highcat reft rcuces,  furnlihed.     ' '(  PtUcnts procured through Mnrion -Sr M*������  rion receive special notice uithmit charge i\\',  over 100 newspnpers distributed throughout,  the Dtiuinion. {  Specialty:���������Patent business of Manufac u  turersnnd Hngiuecrs. (  MARION & MARION     '  . Patent Export- and Solicitors .*-  )n<li������. ��������� / N " ���������' '���������''**"���������* '���������-'������������������'���������' B'ltl'e, Hontrcai'  <Ofllce������.   -j   Atlnntlc BldK.Waohin-tton D.  Brown & Guerin, Props.  ELECTRIC BELLS AND LIGHT IN EVERY ROOM.  IIOU1U.Y BTREBT ������AIl BAR WELL SDPPLIED BY THE CHOICEST  MISIiTS AI.I. TKAINB. * WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGAIIS    ......  By Royal  1848  W ar rants  1901  JOHN    BEGG'S  Royal   Lochnagar  BALMORAL  WHISKEY  SOOTLAND  By appointment to His Majesty the King, 1901.  By appointment to Her Late Majesty Queen Victoria, 1848-1900.  Revelstoke Wine & Spirit Company, Limited, Agent a. The Following Resolutions Referring to the Placer Mining
Industry vv. re Adopted at the
Mc. ('Iitiii man mul C'enlli'ini'ii:
Your eiiiiiiiiitl.i'0  nn  ivsniiiliolis i-t ���
fening In tht'   pl.ti'iT mining iiultiMry,
have carefully itiiiisitli'i"!."tl all tho ivm-1*
., uliii'is   presented    I'm"    ctinsiilvnitiiin
ami  1111ist   i'c."-p''i";ftilly  Iio-;  to stilunit
Iht.'  following suli.slituto tlion-1'nr ami
it'Ciiiiiiiii'iul ils ,*iiliipii(in :
ICi-snlveil, That iu tlm t<|tinioii of
llu's Association, Scut ions W), III, Wi.
(M, 1)5, nil. !!7, OS, III), WI, 101, 102, or
P..*-', VII, of the Placet- Mining Act.
should Ih> repealed, niul tlie Act lie v<>
."tnieiuU'tl as to lead as follows :
I. Thai .claims usually culled plucu-**,,
iiieliiiling nil forms uf uoposit, excepting veins nf quart/, or other metalliferous or valuable mineral ruck in placet
shall lie subject !'o location, entry and
crown grant under liko circumstances
and conditions and upon similiir proceedings as are provided in a geneiul
way Iiy tho .Mineral Act for lode or
mineral claiin**'.
*2. That every free miner shall be
entitled lo locale and record a placet
mining claim on tiny creek, Uar, bench,
hill or plateau, on any iimx-cupied and
unroseryed crown land, and ho shall
he allowed to hold any number of
placer mining claims by purchase.
:>. That placer mining claims on
newly iliscoveieT creeks shall not
exceed the dimensions of 250feet sipmre
tis provided by Sec. 10* of Part A-'Il. of
the Placer .Mining Act.
���i. That placer nlining claims which
limy be operated by the hydimilic,
drift or eleviitor process shall not
exceed an area of 30 acres, but in no
ense shall such claim include any portion <>[��;tny mining ground occupied
,by free miners, unless with tbe consent
in writing of such occupiers, or that
such included placer mining ground
shall have been* worked out or aban-
5. That n free miner shall not be
entitled to a record of a placer mining
claim until be shall have paid in
advance to the Mining Recorder the
ii-sunl fees fur making such record.
0. That any free miner having
located ami recorded a placer mining
or lake, together with tho right or
privilege to const met und maintain
dams, gates, canals, ditches, Humes or
pipelines for the purpose of emit rolling
such water as mny bn necessary to
work said giound elloctively: said
grant shall continue in force until said
placer claim or mine or consolidation
of such claims or mines, shall be
worked out or abandoned.
10. That the holder of a placei'
mining claim shall, after he has expended iu development wink the Mini
of lji.""00. be entitled lo a crown gram
thereof upon paying to the government thu sum of .*$.*> per acre."
11. That tbo holder or holders uf a
consolidation of placer milling claims,
after he or tliey shall have expended
In the aggregate nt least *|*1.000 for
each claim m.-ludcd in said consolidation, shall bo entitled to a crown grant
thereof upon payment* lo the government of tbo .sum of $5 per acre.
12. That holders of leases of placer
mining ground obtained under the
provisions of Part VII. of the Placer
Mining Act, shall be entitled to a
crown grant of the land included in
said lease or consolidation of said
lease."., provided they have made the
required expenditure in development:
but in no case shall the lioldvr of a
lease be entitled toa crown grant until
he shall have fully paid up all leaseholds rents due on such lease or consolidation of leases, and have paid to
the government the sum of .$;*> per
And be it further Uesolvcd, That a
free miner after obtaining a crow n
gr.int for a single placer mining claim,
shall pay towards the revenue of he
('government a placer mining tax of 25
cents per acre, and that the bolder or
holders of a ci-offri grant for a consolidation of such placer mining claims
shall pay a placer mining tux of fifty
cents per acre for each and every acre
included iu the consolidation so crown
And be it further'Resolved, -That in
tho opinion of this Association an
amendment should be added to the
Placer Mining Act whereby a survey
system should be kept so as to prevent
two records being made on the same
ground or location on newly discovered
creeks or placers; said survey to bo
made by a provincial land surveyor un
each newly'.discovered creek, piac'ng
posts at each 250 feet, to bo imnilieicd
consecutively, 1; 2, 3, and so on, above,
and 1, 2 3, and so on below, ditcove y;
or in case a new creek has been discovered .and no provincial- bind surveyor is within reach, any party of
miners may select ono of their nutnl.ef
to run a, base, line, the expenss of
which shall be borne by the government.
- And be it further Resolved, That
in tho opinion of this Association the
Water   Clauses     Consolidation     Act
f-iKE thu ships." said The Bavea-
���    dropper, us he rtole round the
* world to me, "on a dozen sides ot
the world.   I hear them fighting with
tho sea,"
"And what do you see on the ships?"
I  on Id.
"Figures or  men  and  women���thou-
���and? of flgiut*s of men nnd women."
"And what are they doing?"
"They nre walking tlercely," he mild
���"smut"  of  them���walking  fiercely  u��>
and down thu decks before the .wea."
"Why?" said I.
"H^ra in*',-* I hoy cannot stand still and
I look nt It.   Others arc reading In chairs
j bet-ansi*  they cannot sit still and look
nt It."
"And there nt'P* some," said Tht.-
Kiivi'Sdropper, "with roofs of hoards
above their heads (to protect them
from "Wonder)���down In the hold���
playing ������.���mis.*'
There was silence.
"What nre you seeing now?" J said.
���'Train**," he said���"a globe full of
trnlns. Thoy nre on a dozen sides of If.
They nre clinging to the crusts of It
��� mountains���ri vers���prairies���some In
the light nnd some in the dark���creep-
Ins through space."
"And what do you see in the trains?"
"Miles of faces."
"And the faces?"
They nre pushing on the trains."
"Whnt. are you seeing .now?" I snid.
"Cities," he said���"streets of citlei���
miles ot.' streets of cities."
"And what'do yuli sea In tho atreeti
of cities'.'"
""Men. women, and smoke."
"And what are the men and women
"Hurrying." raid he.
"Whete?" raid 1.
"God knows."���Geiald Stanley Let la
Notice is hereby given tlmt Stl dayr* afterdate]
intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner af
I-iuiil* niul Works fur spocial license* to cut ami
carry away tinilwar friiiti the fnlluwing described
lands In Went Kootenay district :���
1. Commencing at* a |inat planted nn the south
IMnk uf Gotilstrram, about 5{ miles upstream
from tlio month of French Creek anil itini*ked "A.
L. I.linlmark's south west corner post," tlicni-c
itui-lli SU chains, llieni't" eanl **0 cliitin.-t, thence
south so chains, thence west tWchain* to tlie point
of coniiiicnccincnt.
���J. Commencing at a pout planted on the .South
blink, of Coldstream, about six mul a bah nillen
tip**trcaiu from tho month 61 French Creek ami
���milked "A. I.. Llnilninrk'siiorth-wi-slcornerlii'st,"
tlicnci" eiiat too chains, thence south 40 chains,
thence west ItinclinhiH, thence nortli 40 chain** lo
point of coniniencemcnt.
I Hit el thin -.Mill ilny nf I'ehMiary, IPOtl.
The European, king sighed and
stirred uneasily. "My subjects." he
exclaimed, "nre getting so enlightened.
I eo Imbued with the ideas of democracy,
I that they no longer fawn upon me,
toady to me. There's only one thin*
for me to do to relieve this monotony.
I must visit America.**���"Town Topics."
Notice la h-jreby given that .todays after,tutu
I intcnil to apply to tho Chief Commissioner of
Lands ami Works for apodal Hcenaos to cut and
curry away timber from the following ripscrilied
hunts in West Kooteuay :���
1. Couitncncing nt a post planted on the ttoutb
bank of Golds! ream about four nnd a half miles
uinitreain from the mouth of French Creek unit
marked "CI. li. Brock's south-west corner post,"
tiltnee north 811 chains, tlience east 80 chains,
thfiice south SO chains, tlience west 80 chains to
the point of commencement.
���_>. Commencing tit a posi. planted ou the south
bank of (ioltlstrentu, about four ami a half miles
upstream from the mouth of French Creek anil
market! "G. II. Ui'oek's north-west comer post,
tlience east 80 chit ins, tlience south 80 cliaim*,
tlience west 80 chains, tlience north 80 chains lo
the point of commencement.
Ilaletl this aith day of February. 10IB.
a. ii. uiiock.
Take notice that ai days nflerdato I Intcnil
o apply to the Chief Commissioner of l.nmls
and Works for "a special license to cut niul
carry sway timber from thu follm*. ing described hiritt.s In West Kootenay:
CommonnliiK at a post plantedonu-liitlf inIh"
westerly from the Columbia Klver aboui one
mllu above Kocky Point, thctiec suiitli 111
chains, thence nest Kill chains, thi'iice unrtb
-toehtilns, then��� cast liiu clinins to ttto poini
of coiniiioncemuut.
fated thlsSrd day of relirttiiry, IJHKt.
Notice Is hereby kIvcii llnil ::n ilay*> iioiu
tlaiel .will aiiplv to the chief l"oiiiiiil>sioiier ul
l.aiiita anil works fur a ������.pedal license lo cut
and carry away timber from the fidliiwiii"*
���Ii'scrlhcri loud in Wot Knoleiiny.
Cuminent'iii"; at Mary K.S'nnilerson'Miorth
west ctlr- er post on west bank of 1'liinston
Creek. about I'..- Tillies Irom mouth ol Mil.I
creek and aboiiio chains soiuli uf treu bl zcil
un ftu'irsides on K. li. Mounee's trail, tlience
suiilh 100 chains, theiieu west -10 eltiilns, Ihence
north 100 chains, Ihence east ltl ehnins to
puiutol eomuiuuveiiieui. i.'oiimlnlnn illoacres.
Halcyon, Feb. 7UHI.1.
Il Ihe party or parties who removed Ibe I NOTICE is herebv e-iven that 30 dav*
eii|i friini 11 Held ��la��s at VVstclitmtu William I . i-,or 1.. , ...:,, ..,_���,., . .,. f*i.i,.i* f ���,*.���,.
Macklu*. Cabin  al  the I't.luint.iii   Lridur ln-l      '." . v'*'lv    '      ,"   ������,*���*' ���   II, '���. ,
summer, will return  lhe Mime to  A.   McRae. | tnt��ioni*r   of   Lands   and    Works    for
post master, they will receive f"' reward,
claim, shall   be   entitled   to   hold tlr
same fur a period of one year from tho j "���n*"'*d be so anieniled as to enable the
, 1     r -i-      ., '     1 .u J prospector, mineral or plticer miner to
date of recoidinK the same, and thence   ' ' ' ��"""-i <-*
0 I secure tlie quantity of water required
fvnm year to year without the neces-1 to ().)ei.ate his Ul:nerul ���r placer claim
sity of re-i-ccoi-ding.prcividetl, however | by simply recording, the same instead
that dm ing such year and each sue-j of bcuig compelled to pay the high
ceciinff year  sucii free miner shall doj r'Ues now charged for water privileges
" which charges are entirely beyond bis
or cause to be done, work on the claim
tD the value at least of $100 and shall
s.ili-sfy ihe Gold Commissioner or
Alining Recorder that such work has
been done by an affidavid by the free
miner or his agent, setting out in a
detailed statement such work; provided further that any free miner or
company of free miner; holding adjoining placer mining claims to be
shall be allowed to perform on any
one 01-more of such claims, nil work
required to entitle him or them to a
certificate for work for each claim to
held by hiin or them. If such work
shall not be done, or if such certificate
shall not he contained or recorded in
each and every year, the claim cr
claims or consolidation of claims shall
.ltd deemed .-vacant and - abardoned and
open for re-location.
7. That the owner of a placer mining claim shall be entitled to all surface
rights, including the use of all timber
thereon for mining- and building put
poses in connection with the working
of such claims for the'purposes of
developing the minerals thereon, but
no longer. ;
8. That where the physical conditions surrounding placer mining
claims intended for operation by the
hydraulic process, are sach as to make
it practically impossible to equip and
operate each ' claim separately, the
owner or owners of such claims so
situated shall be entitled to form a
consolidation of such' claims, water
rights, appurtenant thereto, so that
they limy bo equipped and practically
operated on one general system.
1). That any frue miner who is the
holder of a placer mining claim shall
be entitled to u gratit from tho Gold
Commissioner of such quantity ol
unappropriated water from any stream
mean-;; and he shall be entitled to hold
said water by record.
Aud be it further Resolved, That
in the opinion of this Association tl.e
beds of all rivers, creeks, gulches and
ravinesdrainingplacer mining districts
or mineral, mining districts, shall be
rjserved from crown grant and held
open as a highway and as a means of
affording easement, outlet and drainage, and a place of deposit for-tailings
or waste   required   for. Unsuccessful
N Interesting story conies nom tht
French Alps of Dauphlny,relating the futile efforts of the Princess ot Croy, who desired to enter tho monastery of the Grande Char-
tici'.se.ia habitation from which women
visitors are rigidly excluded.   "
The story; runs: that ���-. the Princess
dressed herself in boy's clothes and accompanied her husband to; the Institution. The sates were opened to them,
and the Prince sent his card to th��
father superior, with a line to the effect that he was accompanied by a
J"*ist as they were about to make th��
round of the bulldln��� the word was received that the' father would like to see
the Prince and "his friend." doing upstairs they were received by the smiling monk, Who corditdy invited them
to join him in a:*, appetizing luncheon.
The* Princess en leavored to ."make! the
best, of: the situation, .-but, she wac not
put any the more at her ease by V.he
fact that the monk kept gazing sharply
at, her.
. At last he exclaimed suddenly:
"Catch it, young maw!" at the same
time throwing at her a large pear..The
Princess, was,.: startled, and, thrown
completely oft! her guard, made a motion t grab up her skirt, the absence tat
which.she overlooked in Tier confusion.
Then the father stopped smiling and
said with great*gravity:'
"I beg your pardon,* madam; but ladles are not! allowed in the monastery,
I must ask you to wait outside untl*
the Prince has finished his inspection.**
And outside she had to go, the reverend father bowing her from ihe ro.11-6
with most elaborate politeness. '
Notice is hereby givon that SO days' after date I
intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
I.iiitla antl works for sperial licenses to cut and
earry away timber from the following deseribed
hunts in West Kootenay :���
1.   Cummenciiif* at��, post planted on the south
bank of Uolilstreaui. about two and n. half miles
..upstream from the mouth of French Creek anil
j marked "A. K. Jessop's south-west corner post,"
I tlience north SO chains, thence  cast SO.chuins,
tlience south SO chains, thonce west SO chains to
tin* point of commencement.   -
���->. Commencing at a. post planted on the south
bank of fiold .Stream, aftotit two and a half miles
up stream from the mouth of French Creok and
nituked "*A. K. Jessop*s sontli:eust corner post,"
tlience north 80 chains, thence west 8U chains,
tbence south SO chains, thence east SO chains to
the point of commencement.
Dated this2"lrd ilny of February, 1003.
Notice is hereby (fiven that .todays from date
I will apply to the Lhlef Commissioner of
Lands nnd Works for �� special license to cut
and carry away timber from lhe t'ollowiiii"
described lands In West Kootenay .
Commencing at * nil re w M.Symons north
east corner post about 20 chains nortli of ihe
south west corner of Lot 871, lirtiupl, Kootenay, tlience south 80 chains, thence west till
chains, tlience north 80 chains, tlience cast 80
chains to pointof commencement, coiilainiii;;
0*10 acres, and
" Commencing at / ntlrew'M. Symons nortli
east corner post planted on thc west slope of
l'tngston Creek Valley about 4J.J miles tmin
mouth' of aiid 'crock nnd about *10 chains
westerly from tree blazed 011 four sides on II.
ti. Mounce's trail, thence \vest40chaiiis, thence
south'100 chains, thence cast 10cbains, thence
north Itio chains 10 pointof commencement,
containing 0*10 acres.
Halcyon, Fob. 7th, HHW.
Thirl v davs after date I Int'iid tn apply to
tin' lliilliiliililc Ilie ttlilel t.iiiiiiiils'lolicr nl
l.itinl* ini'l \\'��t".'- fur .-pct'lal I'l'i'ii*-!"* to fin
ami citrr\" uivav Umber Irom tbe fi*llt"Miit>:
.1,-ei 1 Iii'.I lnii.|. in th,. Hli- lieiiil IH-lru-l of
We**l KiHilelitty:
1.   ('iiiiimeiicliu* at a |"i��l planted two miles
above tbe hi-tiil ol   liealli   Paptds ou   the wet
bank nl the <"���>]u 11.I>ln   Klver. tbence suiilb ldo
eliatii**. Iticuii." west   -In  i-li.tttt*.  tbetit-e north 1
Itio chains, ihi.'tue  east   -to whalns to (he place j
nf In*i4illiiini: J
*.*. l.'olilllh '>'h:t; lit u post pislltcil tun Utiles :
abuvi" Hie Ik.kI ut I'enlh Kaplds on the ue.*t
bank of the Columbia river, theme north 11*41
chains. Ihcnee w.i**t 10 chains, thence south
Itio chains, tiiciu c cti*i 10 cttaiii- to tke ptm-r
oi bt'iiinuiiiK.
J Intel ilils 1,'itli day m .liinuary, l'.*n:t.
i special Hcoiim* 10 cut and carry away
j timber from the- following" described lati.ls
I in West Kootenay :���
)     Commencing at a   po.sl   planted  on   tin*
j south   bank   ol   CoKlitroain,   about   thr.-c
j and a half miles up stic-.itn from the mouth
ol French Creek and marked  K. C.   Manning's   south-wost   ���."orncr   post;    ihcnci"
north *s'o chains,   ilicnoe   east  So   chain**:
llii'iici* south  (so  chains; thonco  wi-st   So
chains to tin* point of coitiuii'iu'i'iiifiil.
Hated this .**th dav ol   I-Vhriiari',   to<. *.
!���'. C.   MANN'lNl'.
Notice is hereby given that 30 flays after tittle f
intend * to apply ' to the Chief Commissioner of
Lintls tintt N\ orks *for a s]*ccial license to eut aud
i-airv away timber.front the followiii*; deserilxd
lantls in' West'Kootenay :���
Commencing at a post planted on the west t-auk
of the Columbia Kiver about 200 feet south of Old
Coldstream Slough and marked ,"A. Kdwnnls'
not-th.enst corner post," thence west So chains,
thence south 80 chains, thence east -80 chains,
thence north 80 chains to point of commencement.
Dated Ibis 20th day of February, 1003.
Notice is hereby Riven that 30 days from
date f will apply to the Chief Commissioner of
I. nda and Works for a special licence lo cut
and carrv away timber Irom I ho following
described land fn West Kootenay :
Commencing at K. Sanderson's' north west
corner post at the south west corner of:Lot 871,
Group 1, Kontcnnv thence east HI chains,
thence south .Mlchains, thence west 80 chains,
thence north SO chains to-point of commencement, containing tilO acres.
Halcyon, Till Feb., 1903.
Take notice llnil thirty iluys after date I
intend tu apply to Ihe Chief 1:0111 missioner of
1,mills HI11J Works for a special license 10 cut
ami curry a way limber irom lhe following
described hinds:
Ccinmenclii"; at a post planted on the west
side 01' Downle Creek, about 100 yards south of
Thomas Meredith's south nest coruerpost, aud
marked Alex. TavpT's s"uth east corner pet,
tlience west 100 chill us, thence norm -HI chains,
thence cast ltiiit.'bains. thence south in chain*
to tbe place of commencement.
Ihileil this Illst day>f January, 1003.
���At EX. TAYLOit.
Take notice that .*.hiri* days after date 1
intend to apply 10 the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Wurks for a.special license to cut
and carry away timber Irom tbe follow!!!*-*
dcscribeit limits :
Commencing at a post planted ou the south
itllway   t'reck    Ht. Leou  Sprint:*,
Upper Arrow Lake, antl about 10 miles from
NOTICK is hereby givon that ,;o da," s
alter date I will apply to tbe Chief Coin-
missioner of Lands and Works i'or a
��|K*cial license to cut and earry away
limber from tlie following described lands
in West Koolenav :
Commencing-.-it .1 post plumed on Ilie
wesi side ol lhe Columbia river, about
half a mile Iron) the river and about two
uiiles above Death Rapids," marked A.M.
Nelson's north-east corner post r tbene."
west 40 chains; thence south t6o chains:
thenec,ea*,i 40 chains; thence nonh 1C0 ���
chains'to the point of eommencemeiil.
Dated this J71I1 dav of l-'ebruarv, tool.
bank   of   II
Notice is hereby  Riven
date I -will, an
Notice is-bcreby given that30days! Afterrtnte'T
iiilenil to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and "A oiks font special license to cut ami
cany away timber from' the following*' ��� described
laii.ls in West Kootenay :���
Commencing at a petit nlanted on the west side
of the Columbia Ither, about half a n'tilo from the
river.and about two miles above Death Rapids,
marked "A. M. Nelson's south-west cornor post,"
tlience north 40 chains, thence west ltJO cliaiaH,
thence south 40 chains, tlience east 100 chuhis to
the. point.of commencement.
Dated this artli day of February, 1003.
ereby   Elven  that 30  days   from
ply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lauds and \\ orks fur a special license to cut
and  carry! away timber Irom -the followInj*
'described lnndsin West Kooteuay:
Commencing at CM. Symons north west
corner-f-ost situated about -10: chains westcrlv
from i a tree blazed on . four sides on K l>
Mounce's trail on the west side, and anout*!'*;
miles from* the mouth of I'inKSton' UreeK'J
thence east 40 chains, theneo south 1(10 chains,
thence west 40 chains, tbence north 100 chains
.to point of commencement, (.oiititlnliig 1H0
Halcyon, Feb. 7th, lflil;).
lis moiitli and marked Stewart Taylor's south
west corner post, Ihencueasi liKJ chains, Ihence
north 40 chains, ihence west 100chains', thence
south 40chaiiis to lhe phmeof commencement.
Dated the O1I1 day of February, 160:).
Take notice that thirty days after dat-i 1
intdntl to.npjily 10 the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a special license to cut
and carry awny timber from the following
described lauds:
Commencing at u post planted on the nortli
bank: of Hallway Creek, St, Leoti Spring***.
Upper Arrow Lake, about 14 miles from lis
mouth and niHrkcd .a. Butler's south-west
corner post, tliciit*c<east 100 chairs, Ihence
south 411 chain-, thence wcstltUVchains, thence
nortli 411, cbains to the place of tiommcnee-
Dated the! 7lh day of February, 100:'.
operation of either placer or mineral
And bo it further Resolved, Thnt
in the opinion of this Association tlio
Placer Mining Act should beso amended that placer mining claims held
within a lease shall become a part of
tbe lease when abandoned or worked
o'.it by the placer claimant or purchased
from bim.
And be it further Resolved, That in
the opinion* of . this Association au
amendment should be added to the
Companies' Act that will effectually
prevent two t>r more companies u**intj
such similar names as to create
confusion as to which company is
intended.  .
Senator Reid moved the following:
That this convention favors legislation that will give crown granted title
to placer claims for which leases are
now given and for placer claims Which
require, grouping and' large expendi*
turesto make them productive, provided, however, that no crown grants
shall be obtainable until reasonable
expenditures for permanent improvements shall have been made, and
providad also, that among other safeguards, restrictions shall be imposed
protecting the shallow placer miner,
and provided also, that additional
taxation of crown granted claims in
years in which they are not reasonably
worked, shall be imposed, and that in
preparing new legislation upon the
ibove lines the government and legislature are respectfully requested to
give serious consideration to the
recommendations contained in the
above mentioned report of the placer
mines committee.
Thirty days ofier date I intend t 'apply to
the Honorable the -hief Commissioner, of
Lauds and Works for a special license to cut
and carry away timber from1 the following
described lands in the Big Lend District of
West Kootenay:
Commencing at 11 post planted four miles
above the heatl of Death Kapids on the west
back of the Columbia Klver and marked W. J.
dimming*,' south east corner post, thence
north lf*o chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
south 100 chains, tbence east 40 chains to the
place of tieginiilng.
Dated this 15th day of January, 1903.
Take notice that thirty, days, after dato 1 intend
lb anplv to the Chief Commissioner of Lands untl
Works for a special license to cut and carry away
timber from the following described lands: in West
Cuinmeiiciii" lit a post planted on the west side
of the. Columbia river',' ubout'-l mile above One
Mile creek; marked "Chas. F.Liiidmnrk'B northeast corner post," thence south .80 chains, thence
.west 80 chains, thence north:.80-chains, thence
east* 80 chains to the point of commencement.
Dated this 4th day of February, 100.1.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to
the Honorable The Chief Commissioner ol
Lnndtr'and , Works for special' licenses to cut
and carry 'away ���: timber;:froni the following
described lands in the Big Head District of
West Aoolena::
l.'Comuieiiciiignt a post planted about three-
quarters of a mile east of the Columbia Kiver
at n.pplnt about'a :quarter of a mile south of
the Forks of tlie Smith Creek .ind Coldstream
trails and marked J. Smlih'ssoutn west cornet:
poet, thence north 100 chains, Ihence vast 10
chains, thence south ICO chains, ihence west
40 chains to the place of beginning.
2.: Commencing "at a post planted about
three-quarters of a mile cast ol tlie Columbia
.kiver'-at a'point about a quarter of ��� a mile
south of the forks of the Smith Creek and
Oold. Stream trails and marked J. Smith's
north west corner npost, thence south 1C0
chains, thence cast 40 chains, theneo north
160 chains, thence west 40 chains to the place
of beginning.
Take notice that thirty days after date* I
iutciui'tn apply to the Chief Commissioner of
bauds and Works for a specfal license 10 cut
and carry away limber from the following
described lands :
Cominenclnir nl a post planted about one
mile east of Peep Creek and about enc and a
quarter miles outh of Galena Bay, Upper
Arrow Lakes, ami about 30 feet south of what
is known an J. J.- Foley's' farm, and marked
James White's; northwest corner post, thence
south 160 cbains,. thence east 40 chsins; thence
north 1G0 chains, thence nest 10 chains to the
pine-: of commencement.   .
Dated the 9th day of February, IKi*.
NOTICK is hereby jriven that 30 days
after date I will apply lo the Chief Commissioner of 1-atids aiul Works for a
special license to eut and ' carrv- away
limber from the Ibllowini** described lands
iu -West Kootenay :
Commencing ai a post plained on tlie
West bank of the Columbia river at" the
south-east corner of John Nelson's ranche,
and marked A. Kdwar'l's north-cast'
corner post; thence west 80 chains;
thence south So chains; thence east :So
chains; thence north So chains to lhe
point of commencement.
Dated this 27th dav of Kebruarv, 1903.
NOTICK is hereby jriven thai thirty
days afterdate I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and AVotks
for'a special licence to cut and eatry
away timber from the following described
lands in West Kootenai' : '
Commencinttf at a post plantpd on the
south bank of Goldsiream, about two and
a half miles upstream from the mouth of
French Creek, and marked B. -A. -Law-
son \s north-west corner post; thence east
So chains; ihence south So chains; tlience
west So chains; ihence north So ehainsto
point of commencement.
Dated this 2-*rd dav of Kebruarv, igo-;.
ii. A. LAWSON."
TnVc  notice tliat thirty; days after date  I
the Chief Commissioner
for ;a special licen>e to c
timber from   the  following
Dated this ISth day of January,
Alining Engineer
and Metallurgist.
Examination ami repoilson .Mining
.    Speclllciition   and (.'(instruction of
..Mining Machinery.
-Mill   Tests'
of Ores anil  Coneeii*
Be'dfoid McXelll Cotlc:
Revelstoke, B. C.
Notice is hereby given that SO days after date I
Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Laiiils ami U orks for a special license to cut and
cam- nway timber' from the following described
lauds in West Kootnnay :���
C'ommoncing at a post planted on the west side
of tho Columbia Kiver about 1 mile above One
Mile creek, marked ','K. M. Allum's north-west
corner post," thence cast 80 chains, tbence south
30 chains, theneo west 80 chains, thence north SO
chains to the point of commencement.
Dated this 4th tiny of February, 1903.
TRiinning' between Arrowhead, Thomson's
Landing and Comapllx, commencing October
14th, 1901,will sail as lollows, weather permitting: ..; ....-'.:'."'.. "     .
Leaving Arrowhead for Thomson's Landing
and Comapllx, twice daily���10k. and 15k.
Leaving Comapllx and Thomson's Landing
for Arrowhead....twice dally���7:16k and 12:46k
Slaking close tonncctlons with all C. P. K.
Steamers and Trains.    .
The owner* reserve the right to change limes
of sailings without notice.
The Fred Robinson Lumber Co., Limited
For Sale
TWO  Residences on MrKenzIc Avenue, with
modern improvements, S.50U each on casy
TWO Residences on Third Street, cast, very
convenient for railway men,(1800 each, easy
ONE  Residence on   First Street,  east,  ousb
required fooO. subject 10 mortgage.
Apply t��,
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special licence to cut and carry'
away timber from the following described
lands in West Kootenay :." ���   "
Commencing at a post planted on the
south bank of Goldstreani, about eight and
a half miles upstream from .the mouth of
French creek, and marked .John Nelson's
north-west corner post;: tlience east 160
chains* thence south 40 chains; thence
west 160 chains; thence north 40 chains to
the point of commencement.
Dated this 24th day of February, 1903.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days
after date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands arid Works for a
special license to cut and. carry away
timber from the following described lands
in West Kootenay :
Commencing at a post planted on the
South Bank of Goldstream, about three
and a half miles upstream from the mouth
of French Creek and marked E. L.
Hume's north-west corner post; thence
east 80 chains; thence south 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence north 80
chains to the point of commencement.
Dated this 24th dav of February, 1003.
'      E. L. HUME.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to thc
Chief Comniissioner-of-Lands s.-in'c|-Works-
for a special licence to culand carry away
timber from the following described lands
in West Kootenay :
Commencing at a' post planted on the
south'bank of Goldstream, about six and a
half miles upstream from the mouth of
French creek, and marked E. L. Hume's
south-west corner post; thence east 16b
chains; thence north 40 chains; thence
west 160 chains; thence south 40 chains
to point of commencement.
Dated this 24th dav of February,  1003
Inten'l to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Land- mid  works for ;a special liccn>e to cut
and carry away     '    ' 	
described' lands:
Commencing, at a post planted 40 cnains
north of 111c north bank of Halfway creek. St.
Leon Springs, Upper Arrow Lake, and about 15
miles from Its mouth, and marked James
White's, south east comer post, ihence nortli
���SO chains, thence wesi 80 chains, thence south
80 chains, Ihence cast SO chains to the place of
Dated llictith day of February, 190*1.
Take notice Hint thirtv dars after date J
imutlssloner of
1 license to cut
the  following
Intend to apply to the thief Commissioner of
Lands and  Works for a special license to cut
and  carry nway timber from
described lands :
Comiupiicfng at a post planted about 12 mile**
from the mouth 01 Halfway Creek, St. J-**on
���Springs, Upper Arrow Lake, and marked Slew
art-Taylor's-north" west _corner_post. thence"
ea��t 80 chains, thence south SO'chains, tbence
west 80 chains, thence nortli SO chains to the
place of commencement.
Dated the "th day uf February, 11*0:1.
NOTICE is hereby given -thai ihirty
days alter dale I intend to apply to tin*
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special licence to cut and carrv
away timber from the following described
lands in West  Kootenay :
Commencing at a post planted on tin-
south bank of Goldstream, about two ami
a half miles npstream from the mouth ,ol*
French creek, and marked F. C. Manning's north-east corner post; ihence
south 80 chains; thence west: So chains:
thence north 80 chains; thence east 80
chains to point of commencement.'
Dated this J^rd dav of Feb.-uarv,   190,3.
7V NOTICE is_. hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Chiei.Comniissioner of Lauds and Works
for a special license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described
lands in West Koolenay:
Commencing at a post, planted oil lhe
north side of Goldstream, about live miles
above the mouth of Goldstream, and
marked John Nelson's south-east corner
post; thence north 80 chains; thence west
80 chains; thence south 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains, to point of commencement.
Dated this 25th dav of Februarv, 1903.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply lo the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special licence to cut and carry
away timber from the following described
lands in West Kooteiiay:
Commencing at a post planted on the
north side of Goldstream, about five
miles above the mouth of Goldsiream and
marked N. T. Edwards'southwest corner
post; thence north 40 chains; thence
east 1 Co chains; thence south 40 chains;
thence west 160 ch'iins; lo the point of
Dated this 25th dav ol Februarv, 1603.
Thirty days after date I intend toVpply to
the Honorable the Chief CoiiimIsnIdi\er of
Lands and Works for special licenscsVocul
and carry au ay timber from ibe folio** lilt:
described lands iu the Rig Ucnd I'lMrlAt ol
West Koolenay: \\
I. Commoncing at a post planted 100jraiilt
east of tbe Nine Mile .Shed on Big Hcndtti'ill
and nn the East limit of E. L. -SIcMaholi's
timber limit, and marked George Johusoi'*
north west comer post, tbence south /ICO
chains, thence cast 40 chains, thence north'16*9
chains, thence west -to chains to the placf/ of
beginning. (j
���I. Commencing at a post planted 100 yards
east of the Mine Mile shed on Big Bend trail,
and on the cast limit of E. L. McMahon's
timber limit, and marsed George Johnson's
south west corner post, thence north 100
chains, thence cast <I0 chains, tlience south 100
chains, tbence west -10 ehainsto the place of
Dated tills ISth day of Januarv, <903.
NOTICE is" herebv given thai tliiny
day's trom dale I iniend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and .Work*-
lor permission to cut and carry aw��y
timber from thc following described lands:
Commencing ai W. le.'MaistreV southeast corner-post;-about h.'ilf-.viiiile east~or~
the east bank of the Columbia river, and
on the east boundary of John Nelson's
ranche; thence north 160 chains; thence
wesi 40 chains; thence south 160 chains:
ihence east 40 chains; to the point of
eommencemeiil; containing 640 acres.
Revelstoke. B. C, Feb. 21st, 1903.
Robinson   ".umber    Company.    Limited,
tend to  apply to changa  tbe name of the
Dated February I2tb, 1903.
Fcb-12-3m. Solicitors for the Company.
MeMahon Bros. & Company,
Notice is hereby given that McMabon Bro<*.
and Company, Limited, inteud to change the
name of the Company to The Big Bend Timber
and Trading Company, Limited.
Dated this 10th day of February, 1903.
3m Solicitors for the Company,
NOTICE is hereby given ihat thirty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for ..a'.special licence to cut and carry
away timber from the following described
lands in West Kootenay :
Commencing at J. A. Kirk's south-west
corner post, on the Keystone trail, near
Boyd's ranche, about three-quarters of a
mile from the Columbia Kiver; thence
north 160 chains; ihence east 40 chains:
thence south 160 chains; thence west 40
chains to point o! commencement, containing 640 acres.
Revelstoke, B. C.v 21st  Februarv, 190-*.
J. A.  KIRK.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty
days after date I iniend to apply to tin-
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a special licence to cut and carry
away timber from the following described
lands in Wesi  Kootenay :
Commencing at a po.sl planted on the
south bank of Goldsiream, about eight
and a half miles upstream from the mouth
of French creek and marked N. T. Edwards' south-west corner post; thence
east 160 chains; thence north 40 chains:
thence west 160 chains; thence south 40
chains to point of commencement.
Dated this 24th day of February. 190.3.
N. T. EDWARDS. 1  Wail of a bridegroom.  He laid down the paper he waa read-  Bug, and tears gtt**.l***d from his sweet  ���������Woe eyes.  "My love, my tlov*>. my'fair one, what  suieUi thee!'" tendeily asked the bride of  * week.  "V.l.i*-. alnsl I nm ���������* l-hiti? of naught;"  *������r*d !��������������������������� ltjvi* unto !��������������������������������������������� I'm., p.-ip.-r in which  -he l.-i.l read tlie i>< count, of their wedding. And when she had read it ho  crmke again, -eiying;  **i>o you not s,-*o "'.:>( j],,*. scribe who  Rive-lh oerount. ni our tn.irrML'." lonvolh  ���������me .utterly out! II* icl-oth lii.it. 'the  "bride"? dre������ wns nf while cut in, thi*  front being tri'imi^.l witli point luce,  ���������vhioh is a family hi'-irinmn. The veil,  ������������������ii.-h was very l.vr. wn- al****' of oltl  ���������Jamily luce, and it, ��������������������������������� well as the dress,  "<ras trimmed with I-."--age blossoms. Tha  stress was cut sqii:**-*. with elbow slnevo3,  "���������"lile the train, so .'car to every bride,  *������ras nearly two .van'* long. She carried  ������. bouquet of white "oses, nnd wore an  ���������ilegant diamond crescent, on her neck.  With the exception of diamond fasten-  jhogs to the veil, sh" wore no other ornaments. The mother of the bride wore a  ���������tlaret-colorcd satin ."*-es.s, trimmed with  ������. pink brocaded front n'nd white lace.  The six bridesmaids wore white lace over  white satin, with '-lute watered silk  sashes nt their siil*. They also wore  ���������white feathers in their hair* and carried  "bouquets of pink r-ses. The interior of  ���������ihe carriage which conveyed the bridal  -wuple from the church was decorated  ���������with wedding favors, antl the liovses and  ���������coachmen wore while rosettes. Kven the  ���������wacliman's whip was decorated in honor  ���������of the event.'  "Seest thou not th-t in all this writing  I am left out���������utterly out? Am I of  Jem account than tli>* bride, the bride's  ���������ootlieT, the ���������bridesmaids, the carriage,  .the coachman, ihe horses, and even the  *������hip, that all those should be written of,  ������������������ad I alone not mer'ioned?"  And again he lift d up his voice ant]  ���������wept.  And the bride, who also understood  mot the true, inwardness of the mutter,  ���������wept with 4iiiu-  And the thing wns told unto the scribe  ���������who recorded Hie wedding; and he rent  lis dothos.   And In* said to himself:  "Verily this bridegroom must be an  ���������egregious jackass, lloth liis value,'or the  "value of any man, save only a coachman,  ���������consist in his personal appearance? And  if it be so, wherefore gave he not some  ���������sign "bhereof! W-h-refore did ~he not  -trick himself out with point luce and a  3ong veil, and a tra:,t two,yards long, or  a dress cut square, with elbow sleeves,  ���������or, at the least, a rosette? How could  il be known that this bridegroom, for  "whose honor all th"*** display was made,  ���������could want himself -ut down on:a level  ���������with the bride, th" bride's mother, the  .bridesmaids, the enr-.tge, the coachman,  ���������the fcorses, nnd thc whip, by having his  "toggery described for strangers to rend  ���������about?"  And as the sciilv *ondered over this  matter, he fell aslc" . and dreamed that  st thc next wcddiii" he was called upon  to report the bri*!"-rrooin wore point  3ace in his hair, v-' '.<��������� feathers at the  ���������toes of his hoots. ',:s coat cut square,  range blossoms, a  ���������tin   veil,   trousers  A Domestic Im i lent.  Everybody said ho was a darling  for ..lie llrst year, and according  to all account's ho was. Mrs.  Podgers used to I ring liitn over and demand my ntlovntii.il, hut finally, when 1  got out of patience an,I told her that I  had been the father nf thousands of just  AJttgest 5ur*giCai Fee Ever x-aio.  i. Ogdon Armour : of Chicago re-  osntly persuaded Y>r. Adolf, Lorenz,  oue of the world's most ��������� famous  surgeons, to como ' to Aniorien to  perform an operation on the niil-  iionairo's littlo daughter, Lolita. Some  children    tiro    so    unlucky    as    to.  bo  atnl refused to civ  their  kitten  play  ns 'hiiiiiLsiiiue mid eiiuiiing liIIIn ohcrubs, i born with theii* hip-joint, out of its sock  et. Of course unless the joint can bo  put in place such children are cruelly  crippled for life. This misfortune hnd  happened to tlie little daughter of Mr.  Armour. By orthopaedic surgery, without tho shedding of blood, and by the  use of hands and instruments thnt will  move Iho dislocated bones and sinews  into thoir proper place, Dr. IvOrenz lias  t'lVccted many cures of such cases. After  operating successfully on the littlo Armour girl, a service for which ho is said  to have received a fee of ono. hundred  thousand dollars, thc largest fee on record for a single operation, Dr. Lorcn/!  gave a demonstration at thc College of  Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago, whore,*  with eight hundred doctors and students  looking at liim, he did for nine afflicted  children the same service lie hnd dono  fur Mr. Armour's child. Tho newspaper  account of how he did it describes thc  unconscious child brought to him. the  "largo projection at bhe hip-joint caused  hv the liend of the dislocated femur,"  and tho corresponding depression in the  groin, "deep and discolored, with the  surrounding llrsh shrunken and unnatural in a p pea in nee," showing where the  head of the hone belonged. Then the  despatch says:  "The surgeon took bhe icg in his hands,  drew it up at right, tingles to the body,  and, holding il, paused to say: 'The  manipulations I oin about to make might  with ease break tho bones of the leg. lt  is not necessary to break bones, however. It is only necessary to know how  io handle thorn.' A series of rapid, deft  funis, twists, and pulls followed. Suddenly the surgeon paused. He held the  leg in one hand and pointed with the other to the spot where thc dislocation had  been so apparent. Thc spectators then  saw the culminating point of the operation. The ugly protrusion was gone; the  depression 1158100 it was. gone, too, ami  except for the discoloration, of* .tliVflesh  tho entire hip appeared like, the other.  The eight hundred onlookers, broke oul  in. applause. No knife had been used,  iiothmg had heen done, as was fornicrh  believed indispensable to prepare the  socket for the presence of the dislocated  femur.' Knowledge, skill, a certain  amount of daring and precision of movement, which showed a knowledge to. r-  hair's-brcadth of how far to move and  twist, had wrought what iricdie.il mci;  say will be a cure. It had taken fivi,  minutes."  Blie bci-aiiu. indignant  ter my house or let  with inv imisii'i".  1 sup'piisi* the ehild was up to the overage. It was their first, and Podgers  wasn't so much to blame for making a  foul of himself. The child wasn't three  (lays nltl before ils fat her purelinsrd it a  pair of boots, n straw hat. a drum, n  jiing-piiiig bat, and other things, nnd he  earned a grin on his face that would  have made the fortune of a circus clown.  I knew he'd caIt'll, it. hut I said nothing, lt wasn't many days before we  used to hoar him up af midnight ramping around and butting his nose against  the doors, and his eyes began to have n  solemn look. Then his mother-in-law,  two brothers and their families, two or  three uncles nnd aunts, and a few acquaintances paid Podgers a visit to sec  the baby, and when tliey filed in to meals  it was like a circus procession.  The colic season en tne on after Hie  baby was two months old, and then  didn't Podgers catch it! The baby would  be sleeping as sweetly as a dormouse in  winter, when all of a sudden the colic  would strike him, and he'd veil:  "Whoop! Who-o-o-o-o! 1-h-o-o-o!"  They'd turn him on his little stomach,  loosen his hands, rub his back and give  him peppermint, but he'd kick and claw,  and they'd have to send for Podgers and  the doctor, and raise as much excitement  ns a lire alarm. If it was night, Podgers  would have to leap out of bed, build a  fire, look for ointment and liniments and  soothing syrups, nnd perhaps it was  hours before he got to bed again.  This thing went on until everybody  in the neighborhood got heartily sick of  tlio Podgers' angel, nnd. didn't fare  whether he was itn angel or not. When  he was a year old, niul could sit alone,  he one day got hold uf his father's jack-  knife. They saw him biting the end of  it, but they didn' t see him push it  under the sideboard. He was hunting  ���������around for something else when a fly  swooped down upon his poor head, antl  tavc hiin a bite which raised him a foot  igh. He yelled'tout and clawed and  kicked, nnd Mrs. Podgers jumped for him  and cried out:  ���������and tritinned wilh  'Jong claret-colored  ���������with a. train two y  sleeves, and a pink  Siis moustache, a w'  ���������on his right arm. n  Then  the scribe  -ds long, and elbow  oae at each end of  e watered silk saah  voke  in a profuse  ���������perspiration, "and further tho deponent  ���������Eaith not."  Xiie Soci*' Damper.  The Social Damp-*" (to timid young  3ady who is sealed -"-xt to her at table)  ���������And you never h"**rd what caused Mr.  ���������George's sudden death?  ^*No, madam."  *Tt was eating lobster salad made exactly like this. They always use tinned  Jobster to make salads with, and the  "���������tin is sure l-o be poisonous. Oh, by thc  ���������wav, have you li card that the Jones's  "have lost their baby?"  "No, indeed.   Has it been found!"   ''  *Tt died; suffered awfully, and went  -into convulsions at the'last. No, thank  ���������you, Mr. Jobson, I never take ices. I  ���������fcad a friend who died of ptomaine poisoning after eating an ice- "  "Do take one," persists Mr. Jobson.  "Bat the Social Dami-er refuses to be poisoned, and, having utterly routed the  -timid young lady, .she turns to her nest  ���������eighbor.  "feeling well, Mr. Brown t"  ���������"Yea���������no.    Why 'lo you ask?"    ������  "Because you look so deadly pale.  Haven't a pain in y>"r heart, have you?"  ���������*Xo, ma'am; I ������������������"������������������������������������** felt better in my  Jife than I do at th's moment."   ���������*TJea*rf'dear!-'ho*A^*=f*riingo!=i-It=tnu3t-b&z  your liverl    I've  f-"mi people, with the  complexion you ha-������������������*. here one day and  5one the next!   Th������"? wa3 my niece who  ied last year���������an* 'hey rising?"  "Yes���������thank     tro'-'ness!"    says    Mr.  Brown in an underlie: "I liave such an  ���������ttppetite." he explains jn an aside to the  Social Damper.  "Another b.v) symptom," answers the  Social Damper ch������������i fully; "wish you  ijrould consult my doctor. Oh, Mrs  Smith, have you h<*ard what ails Mr.  ���������Hall! He isn't e.t:p������r.led io live. I al-  -������ays said Unit mar -"as living too fast,  tft'ell, IiU wife will "nake a gay widow.  Don't ait in the draught.   I had a friend  ������nce who sat in s> ���������"���������aught -"  (Drowned out l*y -'usic.)  ���������i ���������  A Pointer Toward* Happiness.  mjvr .    "Tne only alisolf'e!*.' infallible rule for  tew to be' happy f-'tigh married .3 to  Itay single," say* i'-Tothy Dix" in an  ftrUcie entitled A (*i*Mc to HappineBS."  "TTiere is never a T">n or woman like  the one we did not 'mrry, and it is only  fa old bachelors' and old maids' dreams  ttf wedded life that here are no family  ���������"nrs and scrapping matches. There is  .trouble a-plenty in 'parried life. There  is loneliness without it. It is one of the  tilings that, whether you do or you do  ������ot, you are apt to tegret. But happi-  ������e*s "in matrimony, like' happiness elae-  ���������where in life, must be manufactured by  ihe individual for hi3 own use. To do  iiis ono has only to love much, and get  e little lovo in return, to give without  leinaiiding compound interest; to be  Tfuick to praiso and slow to blame; to bo  4ind to virtues and blind to faults: to  jive to others Uie charity- we expect oifr*  -elves. Nn man or woman who does this  -���������inds marrrngn a failure. The trouble i3,  -ve think iimtrinionial happincs.** is an  -rchid to be found'only in strange places,  -'hereas it is ;��������� domestic plant that  ""oim'Bhej! best in a well-tended kitchen  garden."  *"**���������***������������������������������������*���������*���������**���������  Ss Atchison husband hovered atdoath**  ���������3oor so long his wife remarked that sho  Supposed he wa*s hi',!*ig his usual trouble  Soding the keyhole.���������Atchison "Globe."  "He's been and swallowed that 'ere  Jnck-knifc."  Podgers looked round, failed to see the  knife, noted the red face and flying legs  of the child, and lie clapped on his hat  and ran for the doctor. The sen-ant  Efirl made a dash among the neighbors,  and in a while they had gathered to the  number of forty. The ehild had got hysterics by this lime, and ns he kicked and  howled and grew red, Mrs. Podgers  slnspcd her linmls and wailed:  "That dreadful jack-knife is working  among his blessed vitals!"  Podgers sat down in a tremble, some  of the women cried, and a fat man went  out on the back door step and wiped the  tears away with a new Panama hat, regardless of expense.  "Hold the young 'un up!" yelled one.  "Pat him on the back!" screamed  ���������mother.  "Turn him over!" squealed old Mrs.  Tohnson:  And they held that boy up by one leg  and swung" him this way und thnt. They  Hung him on ihe sofa n.nd rolled him  over and over, mauling hiin in, thc back  with their lists, till he made the neighborhood ring with his howls.  Finally the doctor arrived and he put  thc boy on the. table and pinched his  ribs anil rubbed his stomach and tried to  count his pulse.  "I think tHic knife rests about here,"  ha .said,, placing hi3 hand on the baby's  stomach.  "Spose'n it should open and commence  to w-hittle away his vitals!" wailed Mrs.  Podgers.  "Hand me 'mustard and tepid water,  and salt and some pills and strong coffee, and chloroform!" answered the doctor.  Then they held Hint boy and filled him  up with stuff, aiid rubbed and pounded  him some more, and as he clawed and  kicked old Mrs. Fraser in the nose they  said it was convulsions, contortions, and  that) kind of thing. ..They wore the hair  off his head before they got through  with him, and the doctor said he would  either have to cut him open and take  the jack-knife out with a pair of tongs,  or see the innocent die, when Mrs. Gregory's tow-headed boy, who was prowling  round, discovered the jack-knife under  the sideboard. Then the doctor got red  in tlie face, Podgers jumped over the  tabler'and- th e=old^uracil-iv; ped^ih ei r-  eyes and remarked:  "It didn't seem possible that he could  have swallowed a great knife like that. I  knew it all along!"  "Got" or "Gotten?"  In a letter to the New York "Times  Saturday Review" Colonel Thomas Went-  worth Higginson speaks of the recrudes-  cent use of "gotten" instead of "got"  for the perfect participle of "get," as a.  Southern custom which has been making  its way in the Nortli since the civil  war. Before that he cannot remember  to have* heard it, and he says that he  heard it first in the South. He thinks  that in thc Nortli it was so obsolescent  as almost to be obsolete; and though  wc should doubt the entire exactness of  his observation, wc agree with him that  it is a form which even the sweet voices  of Southern women cannot render pleasing. When it reaches tho ear through  the noses of their Northern sisters it is  of an insufTerableness which oven its  prevalence in lady-journalism cannot  atone for. Probably it has always been  in use wherever Knglish is spoken, surviving in a merited obscurity under tho  frown of polite learning, but not lending  a life of final outlawry. Your perfect  participle, however, is at best an uncertain part of speech and parlotiely misleading. In Addison's time if v,"*vs quite  proper for Sir Richard Steele to write  "had wrote" for "had written;" and people who do not look carefully io their  steps still say they "had -we'rl," while  some of the over-anxious try to secure  themselves against a fall by saving "had  have gone," in certain contingencies*  These arc thc pseudo-purists who note  tho vulgarity of saying "I done it," niul  shun it ns widely as possible by saying  "I have did it."  Exploiting the First-Hand.  A well-known pub'isher. (whose name  -hall be kept dark), has thought lit ii  nn advertisement of n novel by :  well-known authoress (not Miss Mai  e Oorelli, hy Uie way) to .say :  "In London society, as everyone knows  .Irs.   is one of the most sought af-  er of women. Sho can thus write o:  igh life upon no mere' second-hand ac  .iliniliinct* with it."  .So ���������bad tin example is pretty sure to be  .Mowed, and wc may soon expect to set  i.irngruphti framed on thc same intrusive  nitiel.   As for instniice:  Miss Amaryllis InL'neshade is about tt  .ive the world a volume of short stores, with tho tender passion as the moil of them all.    As it is notorious thai  the authoress is the. i"03t proposed-to debutante   of   thc   Coronation   year,   she  clearly writes with si-* amount of experience thiut can hardly be excelled or even  equalled.  "Blacksheep" is the title of a forthcoming work by nn anonymous author.  Wc understand" that as he has valeted  some of tlie most gentlemanly scoundrels  in Europe a lively and piquant book may.  confidently bo looked for.  Lord Lettem Havitt's book on "Mayors  f Have Met" vis in the press and will be  ready almost immediately. As Lord  Lettem Havitt holds the record for freedom of boroughs presented for service in;  South Africa, it is clear that some entertaining experiences can hardly fail ...to'be  recounted.  Mr. Hippo Potanms has just completed  the work on animals on which for some  'years'past he has been engti-red. As Mr.  Potamus is himself an awful beast, he  writes with first-har-d knowledge of his  subject-.  The Plain Trath.  ������������������ Livable."  ���������**Xi%" said Mrs. Fnrron, fkcidedly,  "Miiry Morris .is a nine girl clear  through, und if anybody ought to get  along easy with a tryih' mo.ner-in-ltiw,  ���������the ought. A more* livable person I  never knew."  "Livable?" repealed her listener. "Liv-  n'lili*? That must be a local word. I  don't think I. over heard it before."  ''It iniiy be local," rejoined Mrs. Fur-  ren, a trille loftily, "nnd it may bo bad,  anil it. may lie good; but anyway it's  just what 1 mean. Mill.v's livable. She's  been brought up ill n big family, and she's  liatl to be, if she mean! to be comfortable herself and let. other folks he eoia-  (ortnhlc, too. There were more livable'  folks when I wns a girl than there arc  now, ami 1 think the big families hnd ������  good deal to do with it, though of corn-no  not. everything.  "There were'plenty of people then who  never got their corners worn down, no  matter how many 'brothers nnd sisters  they had; but even when they rasped,  those days, they got. along together after  a fashion. Nowadays, land! [Sometimes  it stumps mc fair and stpiare why tllio  nice people I know in nice0 families can't  ���������jeem to stand each other's little ways.  "Oh, 1 don't say it isn't so; when the  doctors say they can't���������and it generally  onds in  doctors���������why,  1  supposo   they  truly can't.   It's nerves, and nobody understands nerves unless the doctors, and  I'm a **ong wny from  being sure  that  they do.    But just you count up some  time tho families where there's always  one member mysteriously off visiting, and  then tho number of folks you know that  separate when they'll naturally stay to-  ffcthcr, if only tliey  could  hit  it oil'���������  lone sisters nnd only-surviving bachelor  brothers, a.nd mothers and only daughters, and all sorts  of  family remnant i*  that ought to be each other's best comfort.   But as soon as they try living together, one of 'em gets nervous prostration, or has hysteric spells, or is ordered  off quick to travel somewhere where the  climate doesn't agree with the oilier one.  They're fond enough of each other, generally, and  they aren't generally  ugly-  tempered; they just aren't livable.  --.'Alt' can't be  endured, always, mid it  :en'n't be cured,''sometimes; but I'm firm  in"believing it could be prevented most  times.     If,  when   folks   first  began   to  harden in their own little crankums, anil  fret over the cranks of the folks the}  care most  for,  they'd   stop  and   think  where they were getting to, why, nine  times out of ten they'd pull up in time,  and get tlieir nerves and  feelings and  foolish   fretlings   tight  in   hand before  they run away with 'em I  .   "Yes, that's what I surely do believe  And outside-the great, big, deep foundation virtues, if 1  had a daughter,  the  little virtue���������if it is a little virtue���������I'd  rather  have her  have   than  any   othei  would.'be just that���������being 'livable.    It's  an all-round, lifelong blessing to whomsoever it concerns."  "It may be good or it may be bad oi  it may be local," as-entcd the listener,  thoughtfully, "but whatever it is ns n  word, livable is a good thing to be. I'll  own that."  An "American" Duel.'  Judge Foster of the Court of General  Sessions in New York, deserves commendation for having put the stamp of legal  condemnation _upon the misertible delu-  sion that a woman can reform Knianrby"  simply marrying him. The occasion  arose where a suspension of sentence -was  asked for a young man arraigned before him for sentence on thc charge  of larceny, the pie" being based on  tire ground that the prisoner was  engaged to nn " estimable young  lady*' who would m: ��������� ry him at once if  he were set frse. ."iidgc Foster refused  to suspend sentence, and sent the man  to the penitentiary for six months. He  had investigated the fellow's record, ho  said, and found it bad. Ho added that  he hoped that during this period the  young woman would investigate the prisoner's history herself and take back her  promise to marry bim. It is too much  to hope that the wretched old fallacy will  suffer very much from this legal pronouncement, but if it saves even one woman from yoking herself for life to a  bru'tc and a criminal it will be a cause  for gratitude.  A Heidelberg student has just recovered - from the effects of this own  foolishness, after lying for weeks  at death's door. Tlie story is so disgraceful that it deserves to be made  known. Last July some Heidelberg students���������all mere lads-^iad a violent altercation about n girl. It ended in the  usual manner, with a challenge, only the  duel was to be mors original than the  ordinary run of German students' duels.  It was to be a so-called "American duel,"  although it* is an insult to American  common sense to call it such. The duellists drew lots a.s to who should kill  Mfrnw-lf, and the lot fell upon a young  i-Jot of nineteen, a student of medicine  and son of a high government official at  Karlsruhe. He had his choice of three  niodes *'of. snicide, and- selected cutting  open his arteries. His fellow-students,  drew a. picture of his "death-mask,"  placed a couple of skulls on the table by  the sid������ of ft, solemnly said farewell to  the doomed one, and left him in his  room. Th������ landlord, .suspecting something was wrong, forced the door, and  found the student, lying in a pool of  blood unconscious. He hnd done his  best to comply with the terms of the  duel, but was" not quite- dead. While  medical, aid was being summoned the  other students returned to see if the  sentence had been carried out. Tn disgust at thc result, one of them kicked  the body of the -ali-iost lifeless youth,  saying, "Why, the Mlow's alive! He's  only disfigured him*=������If!" And this is  the much-vannted German university  life!  ������������������������������������iaw>01.uaB F-T-Kswuintruirs  The "hee-sting cure" for rheumatism, which makes its periodical  appearance in the daily press, is  now being widely exploited again, and  items repotting wonderful cures uie not  thought unworthy ol serious disc .ssion  by editorial writers. That tlio "euro"  may be overdone seems probable. Tho  Chicago ������������������Tribune" contains the following instructive tule:  "The    curt" of    rheumatism    by beestings, an old mul, ns it was supposed,  exploded     remedy,   is     being   exploited  again  in  sonic  putts  of  the  East.     lt  should be used with yreitt cine and dis*  elimination.    The Philadelphia 'Ledger'  relates that one William Snively, un old  farmer of Sliiuly  Grove,  Pn.,  who  hud  lost thc use of his nriiis by rheumatism,  was stung by bees, and ran from them  so fast that he discovered ho hail left  his rheumatism behind.    Thereupon  ho  made much boost, of the bee-cure, hearing which one Carl Aproglc, nlso a rheumatic victim, decided lo try it.   So convinced wns ho of its ellleacy that he invited his neighbors to witness the cure.  He made  the experiment clad  only in  a long,  thin  robe,  hobbled  up  to  thc  hives on his crutches, and upset two of  them.    Instantly    the    bees began  to  apply (.'lie remedy with nil the industry  characteristic  of    the insect, and probably  would   have    improved    a    w.un"  shining  hour    had    it  not  been  that  Aproglc yelled most lustily for help. As  he was unable to run away, some of his  neighbors came to his relief by lassoing him and dragging him away from  the  infuriated  bees'.    Thc  unfortunate  man has such a beautiful case of beestings that it may be some time before  he knows whether he has been cured of  rheumatism,     lt   may   turn   out   that  what is one man's cure is another man's  poison."  The medical press has nothing.to say  regarding the bee-cure, but Dr. Louis  B. Couch of Nyack, N.Y., writes to the  New York "Sun" to remind its readers  that formic acid, which is the basis of  bee virus, is a well-known therapeutic  agent.   Iio says:  "It mny interest your readers to know  that the poison of thc honey-bee as n  cure for rheumatism has long been  known to the medical profession nswell  as to the general public. Homeopaths  have been familiar with its therapeutic  value for many decades, and it is in  daily use with "them. c  ' "Analysis shows that thc principal  ingredient of honey-bee virus is formic  acid, which is obtained also from the  glands of stinging nettles as well ns  from some kinds of caterpillars, old oil  of turpentine, etc. To this formic ni-i-!  in all probability, tho therapeutic value  of thc honey-bee is mainly, if not entirely, due. Tt offers to physicians,  therefore, a rich field for original investigation ns a therapeutic remedy fov  rheumatism.  "I am working o*< Hint linn myself  I warn those Long Tsland farmers, however, against letting too many bees  sting thoin within any limited spnee, as  the swelling, hardness, and inflammation  which result would be apt to.choke off  the .circulation from pressure on the  blood-vessels, and sloughing of t'"**  issues might result."  Strange Snake Moods.  Ppr   several   years   I   havo   hnd   in  my   possession    a   common    blncksnaka  (Bascanlon  Constrictor),  writes  a  contributor    to    the    Indianapolis    "Sentinel."      He    litis     become     perfectly  tuane   ns   far   as   it    is   possible    for  a   snake   lo   be   so;   niul   from   liim   I  hnve perhaps  learned moro  of  the intelligence of snakes than from the thousands of others that 1 have seen in nature and observed in captivity.  Of all  the  snakes   1   have  ever  seen  or   heard  of, he undoubtedly   is tho  lamest. Ho  evinces not the slightest four in human  presence.   All   my   visitors   handle   him  now, put him nrouud their necks, stroke  him on tho back, rub him on the head  and under the chin���������and this treatment  lie gives every evidence of enjoying. II  I open his enge on a colli dny.ns soon as  he sees my hand nt the glass undoing  the fastenings  he. glides gently over to  meet  it, I  leave  my   hand  there,  and  out he winds, softly and slowly, up my  arm to the shoulder. When    his    cold  tongue points touch my warm throat, he  glides round and round my neck until  he gets himself comfortably settled, and  there he stays enjoying the heat. Often  when  he does this, 1 go  back  to my  chair, and allow him to stay so coiled  for half an hour or longer. Sometimes,  indeed, when I am reading, I forget that  he is there. Tlie other day  I shocked  a caller by going to the door, oblivious  of the kind of cravat I had on. Lately  my visitors have all learned to ask mc  before leaving to "please feed thc black-  snake," because he will follow  me  for  his food. If I draw away the glass slide  from  thc front of his  cage, and  hold  up a garter snake wiggling by the tail  he will glide out of his cage and chase  mc through thc house to get it.  But this blacksunkc, so tamo nnd  gentle, eating from my hands nnd folic  Those Bill Boards I  Weary Willie���������Please, mum, can't you  trive a poor man somo breakfast? Mrs.  Givemnit���������Certainly. After you r������iw  that wood you may eat the sawdust. It  makes a fine brcakf.t**!. food.���������Kx.  Filial Piety.  A train full of pioneers was starting  for a new settlement in thc Woolly  West, and an interested stranger was  looking on.  "Yes, sir," said the head of the party  to him, "we are taking with us everything that is required for the founding  of a new city, antl f guess wc haven't got  a thing that won't come in useful."  "What about that old man over  there?" asked the stranger, pointing tc  a hoary patriarch witli a white beard.  "That, sir, is my father," was the reply.  "Oh, I beg your pardon," said the  stranger, apologetically.  "Yes, sir; and let me tell you that we  are proposing to inaugurate" the new  Jugginsville Cemetery with the old man."  "Ycssuh, I don bin lerde t'ca.ytcr,"snid  Parson Snowflnkc, "an' I scon dese liyuh  membahs o' mnh nice, a-nctin' on tic  stage, too. An' 1. jes' got dis ter say���������do  culliid nctnln nm n ni'-ii-zlily po'r inicrln-  tion oh dn white man's iiiieitatioii oh tlu  cullud man."  Humor is hardly the quality one expects to find on the editorial page of thc  London "Times," yet it gives a. most effective turn to a plea for the restriction  of the advertising bill-board nuisance.  "Let us think," sayi the "Times," "of tho  opening of Gray's '.Elegy.'  The  curfew   tolls  thc   knell   of  parting  day;  The lowing herd winds slowly o'er tho  lea,  Thc plowman homew ird plods his weary  way,  And leaves the world to darkness and  to me>  and consider whether such lines could  ever have been wi't{������*n if the poet, musing in Stoke Pogia churchyard, had  looked in one direction and seen the lowing herd winding past somebody's advertisement of a patent'oil cake; in another,  and seen the weary plowman considering  whether he should buy some gaudily  Haunted nostrum warranted to ease his  weariness; in a th-rd, and spied some  pariah board offering him an oil to illuminate the glimmering landscape as it  faded on bis sight."  On an English Tramcar.  The tramcar onniVclor was uot in n  *.od humor. Someone had passed a bad  ���������dxpence upon him, nnd that accounted  for his starting the'car before the three  women and a child were fairly aboard.  One of the women was savage at being  dumped without warning into a seat;  the conductor saw that ns ho started to  collect their fare, but he. was savage, too.  "Madam," he said, as she tendered her  fare, "this child tliat is with you will  have to be paid for -ts well."  "I haven't the slightest idea of paying its fare," snapped .the woman.  "Then I shall put il. off," answered Uie  conductor, reaching for the bel'1-rope.  "You don't dare," Hashed the woman.  Ting! The conductor brought the car  to a stop, picked up the child and deposited it upon the street and rang to  go ahead.  "Madam," he said grimly, "you will  find your child back there on the corner.  "My child?" snapped the woman. "It  isn't mine!"  "Whose is it, then?" gasped the conductor.  "I haven't the slightest idea," she answered coolly.  Then the child's mother, who had been  engaged in an exciting discussion with  her friend over the merits of a new  gown, awoke to the fact that her child  was missing, and then thc fireworks that  playcd_around_ the~unfortuniite conductor's head reminded him of a Crystal  Palace display.���������"Pick-Mn-Up."  What a Jealous Wife Found.  A Fayette woman aiispcctcd that her  husband was in the habit of kisnlnp tho  hired girl, and resolved to detect htm in  the aot. Saturday night she saw him  pass quietly into the kitchen. The hired  girl was out, nnd tlio kitchen was dark.  The jt-nlous wife took a few matches in  her hand, and, hastily placing a slinwl  over her head, ns the hired girl often  ditl, entered the back door, and immediately she was seized and kissed and  embraced in an ardent manner. With  heart almost bursting, the wife prepared  lo administer a tenible rebuke to the.  faithless spouse, an'', tearing herself  awny from his fond -nbrncc, she struck  a match and stood /.-������������������. to face with���������tho  tired man.���������6-ilisbur.--  "PresB-8pe.ctal.or."  - A New Shakespeare Theory.  Apropos of Marie Corelli's new book,  an ingenious Knglish literary man hns  worked out two "cryptograms" of  Shakespeare's plays which throw a new  nnd startling light on lhe true authorship of the immortal dramas. In thc  first one, note the third letter from the  end of each line:  TiMon  The Winter's TAle  Henry  Fou It th  Merchant of Vcn I co  MacbEth  Titus Androni Cus  Love's Labor's LOst  Taming of the ShRew  The  TempEst   '  OthcLlo  Ham Let  Much Ado About Noth I ng  In tho second arrangement, note tho  fourth letter from the end:  HaMlet  Antony and Clcop A tra  Comedy of Kr R ors  Henry the V I fth  OthEllo  Richard thc So C ond  Venus and Ad Onis  Midsummer Night's I) H earn  Lucr K tia  Romeo nnd  JuLiet  Cvmbc L ine  Twelfth Night  owing me for food, my pet .for nearly  five years, gave me a very great surprise. One day I determined to give him  an outing, so I took him with me up  in Wcstclicster County.  On a river bank, sloping gently up  from thc water, there was a nice stretch  of smooth grass, and beyond that some  rocks and a thicket of hushes, ai"  beyond these again some trees.' I put oul  the blacksnake on the smooth sward,  close to where I reclined, and there he  lay basking in the sun. When he fell  sufficiently warm he began to glide  gently around, bo I stood up to watch  him. After a time he went slowly lo  ward the bushes, nnd then he stopped,  but with his head raised, as if surveying  them. Now at any time until then J  could have approached him and picked  him up at will. But whut did ho do when  I made a move to take him, now that  he was on the ctlge of the bushes? Ht'  made a dash for liberty, so quick that  for an instant he was nowhere to be  seen. My heart beat fast, for I thought  that I should see him no more. But 1  perceived thnt the bushes where ho was  were surrounded on every side by short  grass except one little neck, which joined  the more extensive .growth beyond,  making the copse' where he had hidden  a sort of peninsula of bushes. I placed  somo hoys that were there as pickets  about a yard apart across the isthmus,  to sec that he didn't pass them and get  into the more extensive brushwood near  , the trees. Then I went myself into thc  peninsula, to look - for him. I feared  tliat he might have found a hole  and gone into it; but no, there ho was,  coiled by some rocks under the thickest  bushes; but he wns not my tame black-  snake any more. He was an angry,  savage creature, vibrating his tail  against the leaves and biting toward  my hand ns I looped to catch  him. My delight nt finding him was not-  half so great as my astonishment at this  sudden change to wildness. I reached  my hand out quickly and took hold' ol  him���������and as I touched him. all Uie  fierceness seemed to go out of him.  When I goit home thnt evening lie followed me as usual ft* ��������� a garter snake ami  glided about my room," as gentle anil  tameVns if he had not been a wild,  fighting thing a few hours before in thc  bushes in Westchest ".  Since then I have tried him many  times, and always with the samo result,  namely, that when he can hide among  rocks and bushes he becomes, instarftly  wild again.  Other tame snakes I havo tried; in  the same way, and I find that tho tame  copperhead, which 1 have had since '1)4,  acts precisely as the blacksnako did, .becoming instantly wild under the same circumstances. So does the Texas bull  snake, the water snake, and the Georgia corn snake. And with all these tho  ���������same rule holds true, that they become tame again just as suddenly when  brought into thc house among their old  surroundings. . ^   Mrs. Pat's Costly Mistake.  It% a .recent interview Mrs. F������trItjK  Campbell, . Bays "Leslie's Weekly,"  tells of a mistake she made and fcSw  sho got herself disliked simply through  lack of understanding. "There is a critic  on one of the big newspapers in Now  York who really dislikes mo and will say  nothing good of me, and I don't blntne  liim either, but it was all through a mistake on my part. You sec, it is customary in Knglnnd lo give on a flrst night,  after the performance, a supper on tho  stage to one's friends nnd associates.  Over there we never think of inviting the  represeiitalives of tho press. It would  he positive bad form���������like catering, you  know, for favorable criticism. Well, it  never occurred to me when I came over  here that the same rule did not apply  on this Ride, also, so on my opening night  lust season I planned the uhuiiI little  celebration nnd told my business manager I should be pleased to receive any  friends whom ho might wish to iuvite.  Well, of course, I thought nothing "more  about it. The opening enmc nnd the performance passed off very satisfactorily,  and our friends began to come in for the  littlo'porty. Wc were just sitting down  to supper when a card wns sent in to me.  'Mr. ��������� , New York.'   Well, being  hostess, I wns very busy just then, and,  seeing the name of the newspaper, 1  supposed, of course, it was a reporter,  and I sent word back that I couldn't ������ce  him. Well, it turned out that he was  my business manager's friend, whom he  had invited to supper at my request.  Dearl dearl it makes mv head ache to  think of it! Such n rude thing to do;  but I wns hardly to bln*mc under the circumstances. I just thought it would be  bad form to receive a newspaper man nt  such a time. It would have been in  England."  ������^���������*���������**������������������������������������������������������������-���������  Generosity in the Churches.  _ Those who believe, or affect to tie-  lieve, that religion is declining  throughout the countries of Christendom will find no supjiort for their  pessimistic notions in the figures showing  the amounts already collected for the  "twentieth century" funds started by  various denominations in this country  and Europe. These funds have already  reached a total of $*10,00(),000, nnd tho  promoters of these enterprises are confident that they will have t'hc balance of  $10,000,000 more. Of tho amount raised,  more than ono-lialf is credited to tho  churches of the United States, the  Methodists being far in thc lead in liberality. The Canadian Methodists started in to raise 91,000,000, and have already secured that and $250,000 besides.  The Presbyterians of Canada set out for  the ���������same million-dollar goal, and havo  already gono nearly a half million beyond  it.  It is especially gratifying to note that  all' these enormous sums have been collected at an expense of less than one per  cent, of bhe total, and also that in spite  of this generous giving it has in no way  interfered with the regular contributions  to missionary societies and 'to the sup-"  port of .-.churches. On the contrary, all  religious societies show on increase in  receipts, and thero is hardly one that is  not out of debt, a conditionNtha*t has not  obtained in years. The funds collected  are lo lie used first for the payment of  church debts, and after that for the endowment of colleges, missionary socrs-  ties, and other religious institutions.  - As giving and doing arc always closely  related, it is unbelievable that this outpouring of millions for the extension of  religion at home and abroad will not be  ilpecdily followed by a corresponding development and increase in' the spiritual  life and activities of the churches. The  open hand nnd the open heart generally  :ro '-���������.���������other.  What Happened in Singapore.  Some days ago th" players in a billiard-room at a Singapore hotel noticed  with no small interest thnt a tiger, men-  suring seven feet eight inches from nose  lo tail, wns lying under thc table.    A  {llnycr wits chalking his cue at thc time,  mt he immediately desisted, and chalked  his stumps instead. The others took thu  cuo from him. The boy who acted ns  marker alone kept his head. He walked  out of the room, and (in a moment of  brilliant inspiration) shut thc door nftei  him. Tliat boy should make his mark.  Eventually one* of the players potted his  opponent through the window, and the  game was resumed,    ' i  "Wasn't it a terrifying experience,"  asked hfs friend, "when you lost your  foothold and went sliding down the  mountainside?" "It was exciting, but  extremely interesting," snid the college  professor. "I could not help noticing all  the way down with what absolute accuracy I was following along the line of  least resistance,"  The "Two-Hat Trick."  Thc reform crusade inaugurated by  Secretary Shaw of. the United States  Treasury against malingerers, gamblers,  nnd other discreditable employees of tho  Treasury,-has resulted, among other  things, in unearthing a class of sluggards  known as-"two-hat men"���������a man who  wears two h������ts, not both at once, but  separately. When the two-hat man /arrives in'the.ofltee in the morning he apparently has only ono hat, which he removes and hangs upon a peg. Later in  the day he becomes possessed of a de-  eiro to drop the business of the Treasury  Department for a while. He leaves his  hat on the peg, walks out of the oflice,  pulls a soft hnt out of his pocket, puts  it on, and stays out as long tube pleases.  If his chief notices his absence, a glance  at the hat hanging on the peg is sufficient to assure h?mthnt the clerk is still  in the department building, and presumably attending to business of some kind.  The two-hat scheme has only been discovered within the p*st few weeks, and,  ns a result, tho officials have become so  exacting that it is <Kngerous for a person known to. be a "two-hnttcr" to leave  his room even on business of the office.  An Organ Cut of Order.  Tlie manner in which n gang of forgers in Warsaw have been discovered and  oroken up makes curious reading, A  domiciliary visit 'had to be paid by the  police to a house, nnd on the arrival of  the officers no opposition wns offered to  their entry. Inside one of thc -rooms;  however, they found a man playing a*  cabinet organ, and all the time the visit  lasted thc man remained at the organ.  As they were about to leave the house  the officer in charge of thc police, 'being  something of a musician himself, asked  the performer to play the Russian National Hymn before they left. This the  man did, but thc officer was not pleased  with the performance, nnd complained  that the player did not put enough expression into the melody. The man explained that lie was unable to do so, as  tho loud pedal arrangement of thc organ  was out of order. The officer at ones  volunteered to repair it, and, in spite of  .lhc_protosts_of_the_pcrfoxmej*,_8et_toiwork_  lo do so. Great was his surprise on opening thc instrument to discover that  the pedal would not work because bundles  of forged notes hnd been stuffed into the  instrument. Arresting everyone in the  house, the police carefully examined the  organ, and found, hof-des the notes, documents which revealed thc membership of  tho gang of forgers.  Gilded Gluttony.  Commenting on ihe tremendous  ���������.mount of food consumed .on thc average  Atlantic liner nowadays, a writer in the  Springfield "Republican" says: "At eight  ;omes the .monumental breakfast; at eleven tho deck steward fills up the comatose figures in the morgue with their  beef-tea from those thick, obese English  mps; at one, the magnanimous luncheon;  nt five, the sleepers assaulted by the  leek steward, again; at seven, the.awe*  jome English dinner; 'at nine-thirty, a  trifling lunch to ballast you for bed. Besides this, barbaric mounds of sand-'  tviches, olives, cheese, crackers, perpetually stare you in the face in the smoking-  room. Food, food, food; the sight and  smell of it pursue the unwilling stom-  *.eh in every corner:of the place; food,  tasted, wasted, thrown away. There Is  one porthole on tho steerage deck, from  the galley, apparently, winch belches it  forth in a continuous stream���������half-loaves  of bread, great remnants of meat; we  have left a trail of it across the Atlantic  If someone would only estimate the tons  Df wasted food which , nre annually  tlhrown into the Atlantic, or could calculate how much cheaper these steamship  companies could give us our travel, if  fchey substituted plain, self-respecting  fare for this gilded gluttony, it would  eertainly be interesting and worth while."  Giles���������Take two loiters from "money"  ind "one" will be left. Miles���������Is that a  joke? "Yes, verily." "Well, I know of  i fellow who took wney from two letters, and it was no joke, either. He  got one year."  n  '-*' -vP  7  ^^MS^&l^^B^/fJ'^F'ji-'ii^S:  mmmm  ���������mm &z  lhe Sign of the'Stork.  In a certain town in Norway the fig*  ���������up* of a stork appears on the church  anil, over many of line houses. Tourists', who f;o rlt'cro often find .11 sain on  every li.iutl images of the st-o:.*. in silver  and gilt, or carved in wood. The story  of tho origin of this sign of Uie stork is  unuaunl and most interest ing. Tho hero  of the tale is Conrad Jomisson, whose  mime will bo forever associated with ths  stork.  Many years ago, when Co-end was n  boy, a stork built its nest \y.\ the roof of  thc house. Conrnd and his mother fed  the bird, and so encouraged its return.  In time the boy went to sea. One day  tho Ship fell into the hands of pirates,  and Conrad, with his shipmates, was sold  Info slavery in Africa.  Hardships and indignities of all sorts  were heaped upon, them for three years.  One dny Conrad saw a stork Hying about  overhead, and was filled with homesick  longings. He. whistled to thc bird ns he  used to do at home, and to his delight  the stork came near, and finally alighted,  as if expecting to be fed.  He had nothing to give tho bird then,  butt, the next day he saved a part of his  breakfast, hoping that tlie stork would  oome again. It aid, and for several days  continued to come. '  At length it occurred to the homesick  slave that tho stork would soon be flying north again, and like an inspiration  came tlie thought that by means of the  bird he could send a message which might  possibly fall into Uhe hands of friends.  He wrote a few lines on a bit of tough  paper and bound it fast to the stork's  leg. A few days later Uie bird disappeared.  One day Mrs. Jonassen noticed the  stork, which had returned again to its  nest on tlio roof, picking at sonv thing on  its leg. She fed thc bird, caught it and  removed tlie bit of paper. Fancy the  mother's feelings when she found it. to be  a message from her own son, long since  given up for lest!  It would be too long a story to tell of  the interest of the parish, of the money  raised, tlie expedition sent to rescue Conrad and 'his mates. All this took place,  however, and Conrad Jonassen came  home. In after years he became a rich  man, and did muoh for the welfare of hi*  native town. The stork was never forgotten, and it is small ivondcr'-thut it  became tlie ouiblem of the Norwegian  town.  Immoral Plays.  Commenting on tihe immorality of Pin-  cro's new play, "Iris," which has just  heen produced"in New York by Virginia  Horned, William Winter says:  "It is always said in extenuation of  Uie offence of dramas of this kind, that  they teach 'a lesson.' Perhaps they do.  But it is invariably a trite aud trivial  'lesson' and completely superfluous. Fin  will burn. Be virtuous and you will b'  happy. Twice two is four.. That i3 tin  substance of the 'lesson.' 'In the nanu  of the Prophet���������Figs!' Neither man 1101-  woman needs to be warned against a lift  of vice and shame. Neither man nor wo*,  man not naturally-unchaste, needs an\  enlightenment as to the importance o:  chastity. ' And, as a matter of fact, dra-  itias of the kind arc not presented from  'any moral impulse or witli any ethien'.  purpose. They can easily be made', for the  .reason that illicit 'love'���������which is tlieir  invariable theme���������in its action and reaction, upon human charaoter, in tho ex  isting social environment, readily operates so. as to create etfective dramatic  .���������situations; and these dramas are made  and presented, because these situations  commonly impress the amiable multitude, and are, therefore, remunerative in  money.  "No'spectator ever profited by anyone  of thorn, or ever will. Tlieir only practical effect is to fill the mind of tlie observer with images of immoral character  nnd pictures of licentious life; to sot the  imagination brooding upon iniquities, and  to sadden the heart with an almost despairing sense of human frailty and wickedness. Amateur critics of life and of  the stage are always tremendously moved  by them, declaring them to be 'strong.'  1S0, in a certain sense, they -arc; but so is  in onion, or a pole-cat. 'l.ct us,' said Dr.  Johnson, 'free our minds from cant.' The  true motive of all such plays as 'Iris' is  sordid, shop-keeping craft, and the. actual  influence of all of them is the sophistication of reason, the defilement of morality, and the pprversion of taste. They  op-enate upon tlie mind very- much as bail  water operates upon the body; in both  cases the result is disease."  Spain's Koyat oc-*r.~r.1*.   Tho Spanish   court has   in    tlie    ir.s'l  few  days  * ipplied  a bouquet  of  extraordinary    stories       of       Unit     peculiar  lui'itlucss and improbability that we aro  accustomed   lo only in despatches fiom  Vienna and  Shanghai-��������� the   two centers  which, silica the death of the late Au.in-  inn.  hold  the retold for fertility of invent km.   The point of these stories is the  stnrtlinjjly new light if. wiiiua the King  untl  the Queen Mother of Spiin aro set  forth to the world; yet, when one rollects  mi the wild possibilities of the Hubs-burs  liloiid, and  its past vagaries, one is  led  to   [muse  'before  disci edit ing  the whole  tale its 11 mere piece of senmitiounl nonsense.   First, we nre told that the Queen  Mother, Maria Christina, whom we have  been  ucciisttuned  to  look   on  as  a   shy  pietist of a .** mewhat sour niul iiihiiiiinn  type, is really a heroine of romance who  would have won the heart of Alexandre  Dumas.    The good  lady   is ilcclnted   10  have fallen deeply in love when she was  a  mere girl with a. certain Count, tie la  Kscosura, the two fervent lien its plighting an eternal  troth.   Then tlitt- necessity overtook them, for the princess was  eon.polled to make one of those reluctant  marriages of slate that take so initeh gil*.  oil' the royal gingerbread;  and the bitterness of separation hud to he endured  After a long interval, it is said Hint lln  two severed hearts are onee more joined:  the Queen, having discharged her atati  duties in producing and reaving an licit  to the throne, has deckled'that it is he:  turn now, nnd has morgnnatically  mar  ried her count, so tlie story says, on he:  recent visit to Austria.   If this be true  we most sincerely wish  Uu-tii all happi  ness, according to* the tradition of similai  fairy-tales.  The youthful King Alfonso is the hero  of a tile quite as startling in ito way  Apparently his juvenile Majesty has beet  reading thc two mas'erpieces of the In  mented Lewis Carroll, and has been uspc  cially struck with the Red Queen's fn  vorite remark: "OfT with her head! O.  with his head!" This Draconian senti  ment has caught his fancy, and he lis  just been tiying it���������ou his mother! i  is reported that when he heard of th  charming romance wo have just outlined  his Spanish Majesty flew into a violen  passion, ordered his mother to be behead  cd on .the spot, nnd only after great tlil  ficulty wns persuaded to change the son  tence to banishment. Apparently, how  ever, the Queen Mother had also bee-  reading "Alice in Wonderland," for whe  ordered to Withdraw to the province.-'  her Majesty is reported to have ar:  swercd, "Sha'n't!" Master Alfonso i  reported to have retaliated by orderin;-  his mother to leave, the palace at or*****  then, without waiting to hear her rep!;,  ho donned plebeian attire, betook hiin  self to a resort of questionable delight.*-  and tried to drown his sorrow in Spanis'  sack. His mother sat up for liim, am  when he caime home in the small'hour.-  somawho-t the wotsp for wear, she g.u  him a sound talking to; his Majesty re  plied by telling her to mind her own  business, adding that ho was King, and  that she/ must ohcy him. The-Qucen ri.  plied that obedience was also due fron  sons to their mothers, to. which tin  graceless son.answered that if his mam  ma did not keep quiet, he would call tlu-  guards and have her put out of the pal-  aee. At this point he went to sleep with  his boots oa. A wreath of like "owers  of rhetoric,, presented to archbishops,  ministers of state, grandees, nnd so forth,  by the young King, is'also recorded. As  Huck Finn says, "Kings is kings, and  you got to make allowance."  How u be Popular.  Appear BF-ppy even if you ar������. not.  Happiness is "never out of pinto  exoi-.pt; at funeraU. Even then it  is better to check it with your coat at  the door, than to leave it at home.  If you have a stroke of luck see that  an account of it is thoroughly circulated. The reputation of being lucky is a  powerful magnet if you want a large  following of friends.  Wear an air of prosperity at all times,  even while availing yourself of tho  bankruptcy law. No one (except your  creditors) will think less of you for looking prosperous at such a timo.  Ono of the most important requisites  to attain popularity is to dress well.  Your jewels may be imitation, but you  must have a good tailor. Fow can tell  the Teal from tlie false in the matter of  gems, but even n "Buttons" will sneer at  your back if your coat has. not the proper cut.  When you converse let it be lightly  about nothing in particular. Remarks  that indicate deep thought, sincere sentiment or strong feeling are bad form  and won't be tolerated by fashionable  people. If you don't know how to talk  without saying something, learn how to  listen effectively. There are always  plenty of people ready to be enrolled  among tho friends of a good listener.  In short, the happier and luckier nnd  more - prosperous you seem, the better  dressed you are, and the less you s.-.y,  the moro friends you will have.���������Francesco, ai Maria in "Life."  Iatcresiir.g Items.  Not a Half-Way Girl.  and  was  thc  In Case of Fire.  A STORY WITH   1  Mrs. Barnett's Sufferings  Happily Ended by the  Aid of Dodd's Kidney Pills  That wan Pour Years ago and now  Sho Is able to say, "The Cure  Was Permanent.  Plattsyille, Ont., Jan. 8.���������(Special.)  ���������"The cure was permanent." In this  one short sentence Mrs. J. Barnett of  this place gives the sequel to a long  tale of suffering and misery. It is  about four years since Mrs. Barnett  gave to the public the story of her  sufferings and their happy ending. In  view of the sequel given above it is  well worth repeating:  "I had been ailing for years," said  Mrs. Barnett.' "My symptoms were  Nervousness, Rheumatism in the left  arm, pains in the small of the back,  up the spinal column and back.of the  'head, through the eyes, left side of  the body and occasionally the right  side. I grew weak, for I had no appetite and I could not sleep. I was a  physical wreck.     -   , v,  "I was treated by the doctors, but  their medicines, afforded me no relief.  Then I started taking Dodd's Kidney  Pills. Before I had finished one box  ���������here was an improvement in my  condition. My appetite returned, the  pain was lessened, and I was quite  able to vlcop.  I took twelve    boxes  and was completely cured. I ascribe   ^              _w_     ^  my_.recovery to Dodd's Kidney Pills,"   through"your cooTt"*ssTnil" 'scif-ptv-isia*.  "~ :���������. ���������...*������*.*"J������iw,   .Ji^,",,  There are very fow people who can  keep cool when they discover a  fire, and this is the reason why  more fires are not put out in tlieir incipient; stages, before any great damage  is done. "Pick-Me-Up" giv<?3 the following advice:  In case you are walking along the  street, and discover a chimney burning  out, make up your mind tliat the whole  house has got to go unlesi your own individual exertions prevent. Therefore,  iirk the gate off its hinges, kick the  front door in on the astonished family  and yell "ITirel" Your first yell needn't  be louder than the common Indian war-  whoop, but after the first you must exert  yourself in grand efforts to ben t' any  man in that town who ever yelled over  a 'burning chimney. The occupants may  desire an explanation as the front doo'r  falls'in, and you must leap over it, and  begin to throw the chairs around. There  is no set -answer to repeat, but ir.ost men  manage to say:  "Fire���������fire���������your house���������got out���������hurry���������blazes!   Fire���������hang it���������fire ���������lire!"  They will generally accept the explanation without argument, and you en 11 go  ahead and rescue the occupants of the  house. ~ Always-coninicnce-on-tire���������d raw:  ing-room ornaments first. If you haven't  time to save anything but a chroino, 11  crowel-work antimacassar, and the head  of a piece of statuary, you don't know  how far theso things will go towards setting the burnt-out family to housekeeping again. The windows were made to  throw things through. If you can manage to fling all the ornaments out, pull  tho sofa to pieces, and break the leg* off  the chairs, you can consider you have  saved" everything in thnt room worth  saving. If you get upstairs, don't throw  a bed from the chamber'window; nothing will break a feather bed all to pieces  so .-.quickly as a fall. Take the. bed*) on  your back and carefully carry them a  few doors farther on, and deposit them  gently on a doorstep. ���������-...."  But the case is different with crockery,  looking-glasses, and clocks j you can1  heave them out on the pavement with  perfect confidence that they Won't even  get a flaw. Deal gently with llntirons  and bootjacks. Don't try to save a Whole  bedstead, but wrench it to pieces, and  throw three or four shits out, and (lien  i*ra'bthe wardrobe.'������������������Wardrobes are r:im-  bersomc articles to' haiiille, and it is 'nest  to divide them in halves with nn axe, and  throw down the portions separately.  Mean while remember that it is positively; necessary for you to yell "Fire:*"  twice per second from thb time you hick  the door in until thc fire, is out, or ihe  house burned down. If you didn't do litis  some of the family might forget that tin*,  house wns on lire and make arrangements to go visiting.  An ordinarily cool -mint will clear a  house of all worth wiving in about fifteen 'minutes, especially' if he hns a little  help. If the house is.burnt out, the f.im-  iiy will not fail to remember that but  for you they might have been ronstetl  nlive; and if the flames nre subdued they  will pick up tho Icokinjj-glass frames,  drawer knobs, jug handles, nnd chair  legs, and move back in with henrts full  of    gratitude,    that    you, noble,    hero,  He was in love  with   the   girl,  wanted   to   marry   her,   but   he  cautious,   and   didn't   bclievo . in  policy of putting all his fortunes to the  touch, and then getting knocked out.  In other words, he didn't want to ask  for what he .wanted unless he saw some  sign of its being in the shop. It's a wise  thing to do, too, as some men have found  out after they have asked. Think ing  thus, he was talking to her.  "I'd like to know just what you think  of met" lie said tentatively.  "Whv?" she enquired with a rippling  little laugh.  "Because it would help me in my business."  "Oh," she exclaimed.  "That's-all right," he hastened to assure her.   "I mean business."       ,  ' "Eeallv?"' she twittered.  "Indeed, I do."  "What is your business?"  "To marry" you if I can."  She was sitting in the window and lie  stood about four feet from her.   She got  up and  looked him square in the face  with a flash in her eye.  "Well," she said, half indignantly,  "what do you expect me to do to help  you?*'  "I don't want you to encourage mc  only to turn me down," he said, hedging  a bit. "In other-words, I want you to  meet me half way."  "Would  that be  of any assistance?"  she asked wearilv.    *  . "I'd ask you on the spot," he responded wilh a great conlidencc.  "Well," she said, measuring the distance between them with her eye, "I am  no half-way girl, I'd have you know, sij,"  and as his heart hrpe went down with  a dull thud site cleared the intervening  space and lit plump on'Us manly bosom.  Chicago's Most Spectacular  Aide. man.  Alderman "Bathhouse" John Coughlin  of Cincago, whose  i une is nn,ti*.>.a-wide,  has     had   a   picturesque   career.     He  sold  newspapers   and   did   " odd   jobs"  about   town   until   he   was old enough  to     become      a      " rubber"      in       a  Turkish   bath establishment.  '  Thus  he  acquired  his  sobriquet.     "Little  did   I  t'ink," 'he says, recalling those days, "I  wuz one day to be a alderman, an' 'specially of dis great ward, de home of me  yout'ful dreams of ambition..   But dey  say** Grant  worked  in  a  tannery,  and  Garfield drove inules.   Ev'ry young American i3 entitled to his ambition and I  aint swelled."   He saved his wages and  tips, and one day bought a controlling  interest in the establishment.    lie was  now able to 'hire others to perforin the  onerous task of rubbing, and he devoted  his   leisure   time   to   promenading    the  streets clad in wonderful sartorial outfits.    His manner of dressing attracted  attention, caused comment, and brought  him that notoriety which later became  the breath of 'his political life.   In 18U2  he was elected alderman of his ward,  and since tliat time ho has remained in  the Council.   To-day he possesses a fortune estimated at a quarter of a million  "dollars,-resides���������in���������Michigan-boiileviird  among the fashionable set, has banker  and broker's offices in La Salle street,  the Willi street of Chicago, and spends  his summers at SniTtoga mid other v.-n-  tcring-plticcs, where society ignores but  cannot supprass him.  The Hot**, "I ���������oW* Ssunk, who is a candidate dnr recrdur i������ Marion County,  Ind., 4ir.s issit *d thu following card:  "Wanted���������Ten tltouMind girls to kiss  their sweethearts, und ask them to voto  for Lew Shank for recorder."  There has been nn unprecedented demand for monocles in Berlin since tho  officers have learned that the Kaiser  uses one. His Majesty's monocle was  first discovered last week, while he was  sitting at tablo on his special train, en  route to visit the Prince Voiidhona. According to the despatches, when the train  stopped at a station, observers saw the  Kaiser rending a paper with a monoclo  in his right eye. The Kaiser wns never  before known to wear 11 glass. He is  far-sighted in his right eye. It is said  that the monocle is becoming thc rnga  among the officers, who always slavishly  imitate the Emperor.  A painful rumor  comes from London  thnt the man with a waist is coming into  fashion again, and that if wc men wish  to be in the mode we shall be compelled  to wear corsets and pad our hips.   It is  seventy years since Count D'Orsay dictated dress to the innn-world of fashion  und forced on it broad shoulders, small  waists and big hips;  hut since his day  we have been allowed to dress comfortably, and our waists have disappeared,  in accordance with the laws of evolution.  It is fearful to contemplate what a lot  of tightening in we shall have to undergo to keep up with the times, and what  a gallery of elegant young men  trying  on corsets will appear on the bill-boards I  A potent has been issued for a coin-  controlled X-ray lii-.ti'liine, for public use.  "The external appearance of the apparatus," says "Nature," "is similar to that  of   tho  automatic   kincmtilograph   machines  so   commonly    seen    on  railway  platforms   and   other   places.     The   observer places a coin in the slot, moves a  lever,   puts  his  hand,   or  whatever  he  wishes to examine, into a box without  any sides, and looks down nt it through  a fluorescent screen which forms the top  of the 'box.   The coin, on being inserted,  closes Uie primary circuit of an induction coil worked by a few dry cells, and  the vacuum-tube is in a position immediately below the object to be observed.''  In Germany a discussion has started  urging  that German   children  drop  the  words "mama" and "papa" in favor o!  "Mutter"   (mother)  and "Valcr"   (father).     "How,"   say   they,   "can   nnybodi  prefer  the   unmeaning  'momma*  lo   tho  deep and impressive 'Mutter?'    Nothing  can replace for a German the word 'Mutter,' certainly not the French 'mama.'   A  certain philologist, however, asks how it  can be suggested that the word 'mama'  is derived from the French, seeing  that  it is probably  to  he  foiuid  in  all" languages, of the world.    In the numerous  dialects'of Africa, and in India, the word  for mother is 'mama,' which is given as a  title of honor to every elderly dame deserving of esteem and  respect.    'Mama'  and 'papa'  (baba) are so generally used  in all parts of the world that tliey,probably   date   back   sonic   tlnousands   of  years."  The Yale men plnyed a clever trick on  Carrie Nation .when she was there recently. She agreed to sit for her picture,  holding a water pitcher in her hand as  an emblem of her belief. ������������he.was delighted with the idea, but fouiid the  pitcher too heavy. For -this reason she  substituted-for it a glass of water. The  students, standing just out of range of  her vision, told her to be sure to keep  her eyes fastened on the lens .of the  camera. As she strained her eyes in  that direction the students surreptitiously produced pipes, cigarettes and a whis'  key bottle. The resulting photograph is  a curious one. In the center of the  group stands Mrs. Nation, holding in her  right hand a glass, which, owing to the  mysteries of the dark-room, is capped  with a crown of foam. Around her are  the student's, one drinking from-a whiskey bottle, another lighting a pipe, others smoking cigarettes, and two apparently in'the last stages of intoxication.  In another picture Mrs. Nation is laughing, and the entire group suggests n, bacchanalian revel of the most strenuous  kind.  I Jie  j .ii���������..  Why London is Attractive.  The attraction of    London - to    (lie  annual      visitor,      writes      Chaunccy  SI.  . llepew'   in     a     recent     111.1;;u.ne  article, is its cordial and charming hospitality.   It i3 at the dinner-table and in  the/drawing-room that London becomes  the' capital of the Old World.    Social  standing and place in precedence being  so stable and known, hosts hove no fear  of  impairing  their  position  by   having  guests who arc uot in the smart set.   In  the  season,   the    visitor    well  enough  known to find hospitable doors opening  to him every, day,: meets,and talks with  those who are famous in every field of  human endeavor and  distinction.    This  is possible in no other city  or society.  Statesmen, warriors, ��������� orators,    writers,  journalists, -artists,''actors,, travelers, and  representatives of other races.and; civilizations, all of whom for the time nre*in  the eye or on tlie tongue of the; world,  pass in  review.      With   many  of  them  there  is opportunity   for   conversation  and  that  most  fascinating  of  studies,  the. discovery or at least a suggestion of  the secret of tlieir success and power.   I  always return home feeling as if in the  world's university-1 had met thc workers  who build and educate, and who are important factors in  the culture, civilization and protrross of their countries, or  whose contributions  to the  thought  or  .gaiety! of-nations-.1    ke their acquaintance a valuable acqu-sition and enjoyable  memory.   It is dc-; itful for a while to  breathe  an   atincspnirc   where gigantic  fortunes and titn'*-'* struggles to gain or  enlarge  them,  which   fcrm  so  largo a  part- of our daily rending and conversation, have no place iu the programme.  Thc Female Insurance Agent.  "The life insurance agent of tho male  persuasion is a phenomenon wc had got  hardened to. A few harsh words or a  threat of personal violence will usually  remove this drawback from the premises;  but now that tlie job is being taken up  by ladies, we shall have to ���������.reconsider  our position," says a writer in "Piek-Mc-  Up." "The life insurance business seems  to develop conversational abilities to a  remarkable extent, to judge from the  gentlemen  with  whom  I have discussed  the-matter-occasiomiily And_if,-on_the  top of woman's natural gift for speaking,  she cultivates n< profession that makes  even quiet men aggressively talkative,  she will hardly find time enough in the  11 sun 1 office hours to unload her mind of  the weight there is upon it, 1 think we  shtill have lo keep a tniiit* mouse on the  premises for our protection, as I undcr-  iliind Hint this is 11 remedy that never  fails. The lady will just have started on  the stereotyped observation'''tliat'in the  midst of life we are in debt, or something  of that sort, nnd then our tamo mouse  will climb up out of the waste-puper  basket and trot serenely, towards the  scene of-the (rouble. Unless tho efficacy  of the time-honored remedy: has been  greatly exaggerated,'' wc ought to be able  to clear tho decks, so to speak, in about  two mi" 'itcs. The life insurance lady  will, so *.o speak, gird tip her loins and  depart with a pathetic howl, and we  shall feel glad to think that she has been  removed from the premises without regrettable violence." :  "GeWr.," tho professional tfirl inter*  taln������r 0- Japan, is by no ma.-*is to be  confo*!.**v.4,.! with "Goinin." The word  Qeiihn iv-P-lly means actor, " gei"  roeai.::ig a piny or en'.ert.iinneit ol  any scrt, and "sha" means a per-  80a., The word really moms T.l-at  "actor" docs in English^ but it nas como  tt������ mean only those girls in Japan who  are trained to entertain by dancing and  singing to the shamiscn and koto, the  usual musical instruments for light entertainments, and thoy arc also trained  to converse agreeably on topirs of tho  dny. "Gciniu," on the other hand, while  It really means the same thing its Geisha,  has now como to 'bo applied to artists,  in a higher sense.  Tho name  thus given  to a class of  women, though it seems a perfectly respectable one, docs, in fact, sound otherwise in the ears of a Japanese.   It is not  ii\ their occupation, in n. legitimate sense,  that Geisha are undesirable to have in n  well-disciplined  hoitie,  but  in  a  certain  unpleasant reputation that is naturally  duo to the circumstance of their calling.  The Geisha nre  trained  to  entertain  men, nnd not their own sex.    They arc  the professional entertainers of the cities  of the empire, and are well paid for their  services.    The women  of Japan, unlike  those. of Western  countries, have  little  part in social functions, and the enjoyments  of  the men  are  not  shared   by  tlieir wives and daughters.   When u man  or a party of men wish to arrange some  social    entertainment,  they  expect  the  amusement  of  the  occasion   to be   furnished by pretty and altogether chain)*  ing Geisha.    Generally these nfftiiri are  held in the houses, and il  is customary  to engage certain-Geisha who arc generally known by what would he called in  the Western  world   their  .-.lage  names.  These are names of flowers, gems, seasons, or. indeed, anything of great, beauty  and attractiveness, and    are    generally  known    as    ''flower     names."       Such  names     are      0     Kiku      San,     which  means    the    '-Honorable    Miss    Chrysanthemum;"   or   O   Tama   San,   which  is the "Honorable Miss Jewel," 'or Ilii-;ii  San, lite "Honorable Miss Spring."   The  "0,"  which   means "honorable,"  is used  only before  words of one or two syllables.   ".Miss Ctmelia," for instance, would  be Tsubaki San, merely.  Tliesa girls are possessed of wonderful  charm, and piny havoc with thc hearts  of tho young men of Tokio and the other  cities. Many of them marry distinguished men, and the wives of some of  the most prominent men in Japan to-day  were Geisha. Tliey arc especially luring  to the young college man of Japan. Some  of the universities have found it necessary to make very strict rules in regard  to the students consorting with the Geisha, and some forbid it entirely.  Tho Geisha make a very pretty show  in the gay life of the cities, as they tire  trained to bear themselves well and be  vivacious at all times, and they dress  luxuriously and in exquisite style. They  have tho principal boxes at theaters and  at all public places. But they "have no  social rank.- They do not form, as is too  often supposed by Westerners, a class of |  demi-mondnines, as that class is known  in "London,- Paris, and New York; but  they are considered as entirely too free  in their manners to be admitted into  good society.  It is prooable that the Geisha will disappear before the enfranchisement of women in Japan. Formerly the Japanese  woman was not permitted to take part  in social entertainment, and this function  fell to the professional entertainer. Men  found the Geisha far more amusing than  the women of their own acquaintances  in society, and this led to the creation of  this peculiar class. Now that education  is accomplishing for woman in Japan  what it has accomplished for woman in  France, England and America, it is evident that tbe day of thc Geisha is passing. It needs only an opportunity for  development to show that the musume,  theJapaneso girl, can he as entertaining  and ns interesting as the most charming  Geisha of Kioto���������which has attained the  bad eminence of producing tho most  beautiful and entertaining Geisha in the  Japanese Empire."  BRICKii  WITHOU i  ���������-W.  lf.ore than a thousand vrai-3 aso���������  Shallows of tini.*, Iiov.- tlw >...*.-* ������0 by���������  riiero was a man 1 used to know���������  May seem stranxe, but you'll set it's so  After 1 tclii you the learon why���������  iVorkril in a brickyard, same as you  And alt of us Imve to do;  Mixed in tlie trouble and worry and strife,  Tlie mirth and tlie othor things n! li.'e;  Sliwd in tlio hopes and the pains and fecn.  Kneaded the mud with his sweat and his ttar^  Il'Jinanc't mass tliat ever you saw.  ���������Poor brick!" said  the  man,   "but  I Imve  strawt"  Up to his knees tn the miry pit,  A pygmy's way, but a giant's erit;  Ilia back was a chain of throbbing acht%  Lifting the mold with Us earthen cake*;  Elbows rusty as hinges of steel,  Kncci so lame he coul.* hardly kneel;  Mud so stiff it would clog a plow  And couldn't be stirred with a wheel nohow;  Nlglita as short as the days were Ions;  Sotttlng seemed right, but everything wrong.  "Best 1 can do,*' said the man; "but, pshaw,  Vou can't make brick when you have no strawi"  Taskmasters pitiless lashed the man.  "Can'tl"  sobbed Weakness,   but Ccurags cried,  "Can I"  "Don't!" slid Despair, but Duty cried, "Do!"  "All   right,"   said   the   man,   "I'll   worry   b������f  through! ���������  Can't do much, and I reckon you'll see  Brick won't be ]urt what they ought to be;  Ain't nigh so good as I know I could malce  III just had straw; but you'll have to take  Th* best I can do tor tho work's own sake."  He finished his tale ot brick and then  Went home to rest, and ...e sods of men  Looked on his perfect work and saw  He'd have spoiled the brick had be put In straw  ���������Robert J. Burdette.    _    Health -���������  uiii hale heart, and the better tbe blom! "  **"* pump the mora vigoroua the vitaHt-f.    -j  Some know they hnve weals heart* ; j  others only know that they're Ul asd   '  K don't suspect the heart. "9  But cure th* heart cures every part  11 No heart is too sound - ninety-nice am  3 of a hundred are disordered or diaeaa***]  Doctor* d* *������t set t* ths keart of lh*  subject; to be effective that is what medicine must do.  Dr. AGNEW'S HEART CURE  enthrones health where disease reigned  in the great center of tbe svstem, the  heart. Then "good blood pumps in full  measure, sends new life quiverte*.  through every organ and tissue of UK-  body. It means newcourage, new cbct-r. i  anew lease of life.       '1^  GREYHOUNDS.  He's His Own Grandfather.  Jews Who Fail.  The New York "Evening Post" declares that the proportion of Jews from  Central Europe who fail over here is  larger than one would imagine. The  cause of. their failure! is, strangely  enough, homesickness. The explanation  is purely psychological. 'In Europe tfliey  have- hod to fight for their religious  rights; in America no one cares whether  they are Jews or Gentiles. In Europe  they came and went by stealth; in America no one asked them for a passport.  No resistance is called for, and tliey lose  all power of initiative, they have no  more amhition. They pine away, sometimes they die. This is true, not only  of peasants, but of the higher classes.  "I Know of at least one curious a>so of  intermtiiriage where a young nun hci-.'iine  his own grandfather," said* a lawyer le-  ccntly, "and it is rather a simple tli'ng  whei you come to think of it. Father and  son were living together in a secluded  "Welch village. The old man was a  widower. Not far from where they  lived was a widow and her daughter. The  old man wooed and won thc daughter,  and finally married her. In the meantime the son had been milking soft  speeches  to  the widow, and  they were  iniii'iieU-nbout-the-same-time.   "The young man thus became the  father-in-law of his own father, and yet  his father's wife was his stepmother, but  as ho was his father's son his wife became, the stepdaughter of her own child.  "In course of time the children 0/ thu  old man and thc daughter became tho  grandchildren of the widow and the sou.  Tho sons and daughters of the son and  tho widow were brothers anil sisters, by  'marriage*, of the "children thus born tb  the old until and the. daughter,  "Tho father's wife was the mother-in-  law of her own mother, and hnr children,  being the brothers and sisters of her  husband's son, who was also her mother's  husband, not only made' his wife his  grandmother, but placed him in the position of being his own grandfatlicr.  "liis father, becoming his son-in-law,  his father's children, who wore his brothers and sisters, be-came also his grandchildren, because they were the children  of his wife's daughter.  "The children of the two marriages  became doubly step-brothers and sisters,  and uncles and aunts and nephews and  nieces of each other. I never undertook  to work the thing out any further than  this, and, to tell the truth, I get mixed  up'every time I thjnk about the matter,  but it is enough for me that the son be*  came his own grandfather."  They  Aro  tlie   Fleetest   of All  Foals'  Footed Animals,  Comparatively few people realize or  what remarkable speed dogs are capable. Some remarkable statistics In regard to this have been gathered by M.  Dusolier, a French scientist.  After pointing out the marvelous endurance shown by little fox terriers  who follow their masters patiently for  hours while the latter are riding on bicycles or In carriages, be says that even  greater endurance is shown by certain  wild animals that are akin to dogs.  Thus the wolf can run between 50  and GO miles In one night, nnd an arctic  fox can do quite as well, if not better.  Nansen met one of tbese foxes on the  Ice at a point more than 70 miles northwest of the Sannikow territory, which  .s 480 miles from tbe Aslntic coast. Eskimo and Siberian dogs can travel 45  miles on the ice in Ave hours, and there  Is one case on record in which a team  of Eskimo dogs traveled G% miles In  28 minutes.  According to M. Dusolier, the speed  of tbe shepherd dogs and those used In  bunting ranges from 10 to 15 yards ������  second. English setters and pointers  bunt at the rate of 18 to 19 miles an  hour, and they can maintain this speed j  for at least two hours. j  Foxhounds are extraordinarily swift, j  as is proved by tbe fact that a dog of j  this breed once beat a thoroughbred  horse, covering four miles la 6*& mln- '-  utes, which was at. the rate of nearly ���������  18 yards a second, t  Greyhounds ore the swiftest of all  four footed creatures, and their speed  may be regarded as equal to that of  carrier pigeons.    English greyhounds,  which are carefully selected and which !  are used for coursing, are able to cov- )  er at full gallop a space between 18 .  and 23 yards every second. ' J  How great an achievement this Is !  may be judged from the fact that a *  thoroughbred horse rarely If ever ex- '  seeds 19 yards. Moreover, It Is said  that a hare at Its greatest speed never '���������  goes faster than at tbe rate of IS yards. ;  These interesting statistics are ex- [  citing much comment among sports- <  men and other lovers of dogs, and tbe !  oplnlou is unanimous that JL Dusolier  bashfully proved tbe right of the greyhound to rank as the swiftest of the  quadrupeds. Express engines only surpass them.���������London Mail.  Or. ACNEW'S PILLS  scavengers of the digestive s>ystem aad  1 healers of the disordered apparatus. **t  ' Purely vegetable and mild, forty doers 'i  1 for ten cents. One-Gfib thc price of tie  1 next best competing pill.  -J  Not long ago United States Senator  William I\ Frye of Maine was sirmmon<**4  to pre'iare a" will for a m.in who ton**'  very ill. It was necessary, of course, t*t������  secure two witnesses, nnd tliey had to  be sent for. While awaiting their arrival, thc invalid seemetl to get worse, ami  Senator Frye thought it^his duty, net  minister being present, to talk scriou**n������  to him. lie told him thnt he was very,  ill, and that it wns likely he would soon  depart this life. "And are you ready ban  ni'-vt this great change J"' Frye -.sked  him. "I will be," was the reply, "us scran  as those d���������11 witnesses set here."  In the matter of the so-called Catarrh  Cores: Others prate and promise; -we perform and provf.  ' Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Fovtfer  1* a powder put is the nostril, not In the  mouth. It is not a remedy but the cure,  and the healing effect IB felt at once- Tdj*  breath will come freely, filling the- system ���������  with a new vigor. Colds and Catarrh are  relieved, and headache fully cured ia ten  minutes.  Catarrh of twenty years' standing-  cured in a few days.  Hon. Georye Taylor, the *e/r!l lcnowti  politician, otScranton, F*a7.~u-flTesrr ._  Effect of Dr. AGNEW'S CATARRHAL POWDt.  can truly say was magical. First application cleared mv head mstantl*.-. I used it  according to directions, and" I have uot  had the slightest symptoms since."   Tentative  Interment.  A poor Scotchwoman lay dying, and  her husband sat by her bedside. After  a time the wife took her husband's  liniid nnd snid:  "John, we're goin to part I have  been a gude wife to ye, haven't I?"  John thought a moment  'Well, just middling like, Jenny, ye  Dr. ACNEW'S LIVER  PILLS   <  make even a high liver a long liver.  Por  dullness of the  skiu,  eruptions, J  languor   and bowel irregularities,    _s  every pill Is as good as a physt-,,^,.^  Of      cian, although   ihey cost only jpJc  ���������ftj***^*^ ten cents for forty doses. V ���������**-  Again the wife spoke.  "John," she said faintly, "ye maun  promise to bury me in the nuld klrk-  ynrtl nt Str'nvon beside my 111 it her. I  could na rest Iu peace among unco' folk  In the dirt nnd smoke o' Glnsgle."  "Weel. weel, Jetiuy, my woman,"  stilt] John soothingly, "we'll Just try ye  (11 Glnsgle first, an gin ye dlnna be  <iulct we'll try ye In Str*avon."���������Spare  Moments.  Sir Henry Irving's Speeches*  Sir Henry Irving ha- "Aon a great' ������*>���������  putation as an nficr-dinni-r speaker, but,  according to Harry r"urni**s, his ->fit**i������che*l  are carefully prepared and printed -la  very large block tvpe, ea������ily read at at  distance. Herein lies the triumph of that  actor. These slip*, nre artfully placed*,  on the table, out of *>;glit of the audi*  ence; and \rliilc one of thc i*]i<-L-al:ex'*i  hands rests artistically on his hip, thai  other toys with a finit-kiiifc*. anil witli  it pages of the speech nic turned ovev  as -they  are  read.    So  perfcrtly  is  thfaj  l'now."-aii.\'loils-iiol-tt.-say-too-mucb. [-nrredrso-graceniiiy-noes, thc-lifiity-nw.ty,  ' -" - aI]j so well*timi"<l aip the pause**, in thi  speech, flint oniy thti-e w.itrti in ctoiwi  proximity to .Sir llt'iiry are aware* he is  reading hia speech. 1  "See here," protested the charitable  man, "you touched me for a quarter last  "week, and here you are again." "Well,  geo whizzl" exclaimed1 tlio beggar, "ain't  you earned anything since."���������Philadelphia "Preae."  English as She is Spoke.  "We had a delightful time last week,1*  said the city cousin, who was describing  the joys of metropolitan life. "One evening we trolleyed out to a surburban home  and ping-ponged until nearly midnight,  and next day we automobilcd to the  country club nnd golfed until dark."  "Well, we had a pretty good time last  week, too," ventured the country cousin,  with a sarcastic smile. "One day we  buggied over to Untie Josiah's, and wc  boys got out in tlio back lot and t.ise-  balled all. tho af tern'ion, and nfter wc  had dinnered lome of the men cidcred  inn Uiimccoed a wliiU..''���������Baltimore "American." I  Be Didn't Complain.  Young Wife���������This talk about men  being so impatient when a woman Is  getting ready to go anywhere Is all  nonscuse.  Friend���������Doesn't your husband complain at all?  Young Wife���������No, Indeed! Why, last  evening I couldn't Und my gloves and  hnd a long hunt for half a dozen other  things, and yet when I was Anally  dressed nnd went; down stairs to my  hiisbntid there lie was by the fire reading and smoking as calmly as If 1  wasn't half an hour late.  **f Friend���������Well, 1 declare! Where were  you going?  Young   Wife���������To  prayer   meeting.  . Aa She Saw It.  Mrs.. Kleener���������Wbat Is the matter  with you this evening, John, thai you  ain't smoking?  Mr. Kleener���������Tbe doctor- says I  mustn't He says I must stop smoking  o_r die.  Mrs. Kleener���������Oh, I'm so glad! You  won't bo scenting up my curtains any  more, will you?  A Chinese philosopher says there U  in ounce of wisdom at the root of every  cray hair.  A Tinker's  1  Dam  Is the bank oi* dirt h������������  makes to hold in th*  melting solder.  There's nothing- so worthless ���������  ���������econd after except Spoon mediajxt*  for Catarrh.  Dr.   Agnew's  Catarrh a  Powder is an antiseptic, heal ir-  *" dressing,   applied   directly   to  .il  diseased surface by the patient hin.  self, who blows the powder through  a tube into his nostrils.  The cure dates from the first p uff.  You needn't snuffle from' co Ids  and hay fever, if you have Dr.  Agnew's Catarrhal Powder in the  house. It relieves colds or cata rrh  and cures headache in ten mlnu tes.  The American Medicine Co.," AITrntowa. Pa.,  writes:��������� " Your Dr. Agnewls CaJtarrluu  Powder is the best seller in catarrh itiu ���������die*  we have in our store, antl our custowes p> sum  it very highly."  DR. VON STAN'S PINEAPPLE TABLETS ar*  tbe only conquerors of indigestion, dysp s-pst*  and catarrh of the stomach. They dices'*, ibd  fond, giving the stomach as long a hobdajr as I  oeeus to get well. Cured thousands, ������9t cult  you.    Price, 36c U At tin' Methodist, chttii.-h tin Sunday  t'vt'iiitifi tbi' subject will Iii": "An  Ou tinged Conscience."*  - -When p.tssing sun our window.  Vim may sue something tn interest  you.    CIS. Ilium.* & Co.  The Hon. Geo. K. Foster wns defeated by Grant, Liiieial, by ;i majority of 110 in tin." North Ontario  election'"!>n Tuesday.  Lend is soaring in the I.niiiliin  iii'ii'kt't. On Thursday it n.uh.d  .4:1 *2 Ids. 111., lln* highest point lot Mn.-if  llllli-. Silver is also on tin" upward  ^radc and is now (j,mti il it'   l*Sj iciils.  A   full   attend.'tu*"*   of   st:*-������si"���������������������������i-r*.   oi  Court .Mount IJi-gliir. I. O. I1*.. is  rei)nested til lhe next ivgulur incel ini*,  Aloii'.ltiv, Mint li 2'lril, when delegates  to the High Court will lie elected ,'iiitl  "���������llii'i* important* business transacted  Dancing School Started  IYnf.   Louis   A.    Hepburn,  of   New  Vork, ttieI Into Associate  Inst i*ui*tni* i f  (teaman's   Conservatory oi' Oaiicliig of  Montreal, arrived in the city Inst, week  mul ".' ill conduct ti dancing st Inn.I here  I'm* the iieNti'ew weeks.    The I-Vol'cssoi*  started n class for juveniles on Tuesday  afternoon  ttiiil   in   the evening a diss  tot* adults wns orgtiii'/.ed.     Dining 1 lie  i-veiiing   i lie   Professor, :is   ail verl isi-d,  jiiiintlit. tlie  lalisl  society   d.niee,  ilie |  I'ing   1'otig   Two step, tree oI   charge,  mul not it few   took   jtdvuntiige  nf  nu  opportunity so seldom alToi'dcd in I hi*-.  ���������.ve.-t.ern   totintry   of   learning   n new  ilnuct*.    I'rof. Heplnil'll   guarantees   tf)  tenth   anyone   l o wall-/,  inside of   ten  minutes, nnd   thnt lie  is  (ptile capable  of doing this lie nlily  rlci i must rat i*d on  Tui'-dity   evening   in *-i prtieiiriil inan*  net-.      The   Hist   meeting nf   the class  ill he held on I'Yidiiv nl S p. in. in 111  H ' *    r  Pf.QTECT YOURSELF  kbo.m  Tin:  -'���������.Vl'.Ki".    I ROS."    WITH  CHAMOIS   VEST  We have them to fit Men,  Lagies and Children, and  at very reasonable prices  AT -  unadaDrug&Book Co  Kil. Ailttir. who hits heen on an  extended business trip to the east,  returned this morning.  lloiner Oii'il, v. ho uiiiiderod two men  in Alaska two years ago, was hangc!  at Si'.k.ton Fi'itlny last.  -We expect one Dressmaker and  Milliner to arrive this week. C. U.  It nine ."*; Co., l.'.il.  Five men  tit.  the  Enterprise  mine,  ne.-ti* Sloiniii City, lind a narrow esoap.t  snow-slide on  Monday  BORN  Ali'.AII.'vMSo.v.���������At Kevelstoke, on  hViiru.ty "iolh. to Mr. untl -Mrs. \Vin.  Abiah.itiisoii. a son. ,..  ilKSisToriM.��������� At Kovolstoko. on March  1st. to Mr. and Mrs. Gus iledsliom, it  daughter (pi ein.it lire).  ���������Mos-rr.iil*.���������At R-velsloke. on Mnt-cli  tt'h. Lo .Mr. anil Mis. Kdwin Muscrnp,  a .-on.  DIED  HKDsTlinM.���������At Kevelstoke, on March  :2nd. tlie infant daughter of Mi: and  Mrs. Gus Hedstrom.  NOTES OF  NEWS  Miss Duncan left for Auowhead  this iiioi-ning.  Don't wait till after pay day. but  join Prof. Hepburn's Dancing Class  now, and pay after.  The Bank of Montreal branch -it  Spokane will.be open for business next,  week.  Mrs. Green antl Mrs. Fail hall, of  ConiHpli***, were in the city for a few  days last week.  \V. M. Brown, member of the B.;<J.  Mining Association exeetitive.ietuiiit'd  .__. fiotn Victoria on Satin day.  D. M.ct '.u-tliy has the contract for  the completion of Mayor O'Brien's  p'-.vutu residence on McICeir/.ic Ave.  D. McCarthy litis completed the  'lvcoiiiti-iiction of W. Fleming's residence-which...*ty.-is .'partially destroyed  by fire ;i couple of months ago..  The   Lt.lies   Aid   of   the Methodist  .,  : Clitj.'t.li are  making , ai I'lUigeuients for  tlie .holding ���������ni  a    ���������birthday   social" in  Selkirk .Hull on Knsler Monday.  ���������-'..'''.' The 'L-i&ies Hospital Auxiliary  have  ...accepted Pi-of. Hepburn.."'in'd ICidston's  .;������������������':.���������';otYei" to direct the phiy'- '���������Sliauiituooi.'"  ";;' and rehear*>.als begin, this evening.  ������������������'���������."''"'������������������; The local business men of Iv.lmtuiti.in  ;     raisi-d $13000   to   purchase   a   suitable  *,:site for the electing of work shops  for  the.Canadian Xovthein railway..'  fl'inii tleatli ill  last.  It. .1. Hiunetis came in on Sunday  from lhe Standard Basin titul was  present at annual meeting of tin*  Priiit-e Mining Co.  C. 11. 11 iiuii" A; Co. are now cotnfoi-  lahly settled in their lininlsoiiie new  stores on the cornet" of Mi ICcnzie A ve.  and First street.  ���������Malta Vita. Cream of Wheal.  Hli redded "Wheat Biscuit, Force. C.B.  11 nine it Co.  A motion was carried in the Calgary  City Council Inst week narrating the  fact that a combine in lumber existed  in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories, greatly to the  einliarassnient. of trade, and praying  the government to investigate the  -..tine.  Donald Gunn wits awarded $2,000  damages against the Le Roi Mining  Company last, week at the Supiemc  Coin t sittings held in Rossland. Guun  was injured iu an accident at tlie Le  Itui List fall, ami the jury considereit  the mine superintendent, guilty of  negligence.  W.   li.    Pool   fame upon Saturday;  OUR  ENTIRE STOCK  OF  -#&*-. I^������  Boo.*,  TO [ill SOLD  l'OR CASH  AT ACTUAL COST PRICKS  ^ H? IF ^ ^ ������>f������ A M * -^  ... , 3,jj:������������������!; l.j O^'daa" Ganments  .... For LacSass and Gentlemen  Arc cut to individual mcH.surcs and constructed by the  most export Tailors. Only hand labor of the very best can  produce a well-shaped collar and give to the shoulders .and  chest the prope-m nililinjr. On this depends the fit and  .s'i'ip*'  h r'i * *r ��������� ��������� ���������*.  -i      i i i',-. i-).s"iTinenee of that shape.  isa  r*  'Siii,--!  on a!  THESE ARE GENUINE OFFERS  AS WE ARE GOING OUT OF THESE LINES  the accident til  the Nettie L. in which  the roiir men weie killed.  J.  B.  Cressnian.  who  hits been"laid  up for ibe pust    montli   with ihouiua-  ttstn.  has ,vet urni.'ti   from the Halt von  Hot*  Springs',   slightly     improved  'health. "'  Opet*.i House and it,  is   untleisl.ooil t lie  ,,   ,...  ,.     * foundation of a fined school luib ah-eatly  Irom tbe Oyster Kiotip.near GnldiiMils. j ,JCl,M   ,.lil,>      As   snm, ,y  ,.|,j,.cL to  in 1 he l"*i-*li   ltivei- district, and repot Is   .iiteiiditifr   these   classes   tlni-in^     the  the   property   looking well.    Ale. Pool | Lenten  season  Prof.   Hepburn wishes  returned I oFoi"Kiison Monday motni���������K I "    to,,,V'   'IiM i",' *"-*-v.  '"ill*l>"'������"1 ,*-'.'���������"  ,   "     , - .  h l .���������vervlhinj:   pi'i'lainiu-f   to    entet lain-  oti   leietptoi   a telfKiam  annouiKini*   ,,,������������������*:   ,���������.   ���������,)Liil|     enjoyment,    will   he  ��������� iiuii te.l. Tel ins for I he season, whiih  iiiiltnlcs 12 lessons, nre: GenLleinen  !sI0: Litlii*s, $(>: Children. Jjo: I'ees  Allan Cfttddei". who waskilletl at the ' puy.tlile in atlvauce. In cum**-, wheie a  Net l.io L mine, wns just going on his ��������� inembci- of the class finds il inconvetii'  last shift, down in the mine pror to'enl. to at I end the re-julai* lesson, a  his tti'pailtue for his home in tlie east. \ pi-iv,He les-on will ho given iu lieu  Hi.*, clot liing was all packed and hi.-; i Itei eof. Private lessons may lie  trunk had been put on a hand sleigh | **t nt lifted lei* at t he ball or at, the home,  ivuiiy to leave the mine for the east. ' The juvenile tl.i-- will meet, every  when he mel his tleatli in llio *,h.-ifl.       | i'uestl.iv   and    1'Yitlay    from    1:1.") lot)  p.m.. antl I lie adult cln.-sevi-i y Tuesday  ���������inti l**riilay e\ etiititj at S o'clock in the  Opera Hmi-e. Prof. Hepburn is ably  ii-*.i~letl in irs work hy Mr. Petcy C  Kiil-lon. oi Halifax. N. !S.  Prof,    llipliiuti   h.is   aiiaiigetl    witli  lln-   Ladies   llo-pil:il  Atixili.u y to |)i ti'  ,i i il net*    tlie   I hi ft;   act,     drama    "Sli-iuii  il    Ai-oon.*' for the benefit ot the ho.-pH.tl.  ayior  L5EV1ITED.  if. IGATS  Will net dexelep those  tsiisightly draws and  wrinkles all along" the  shoulders and down the  front which so beautifully  and unmisfckably adorn  all the ready-made store  clothes you can buy at.  one half thc tailor's price.  _Q,  rl he annual meeting of the Print e  Mining it iJevelepmi'iil Co. was held  al the company's ollice yesterday, al  which there, was a large attenil.nu e.  The anr.n.il sltteiuenl shows the  company lo he in a very prosperous  rontliliiin. \V. .M. Brown, who ii  miMiibci-t'l' I hu executive cot ut nit tee  As.-oi:itil ion, was   antl   the   I *i'n lessor   will   set ap.iillwo  i evenings  each week for training those  I he Provincial Muiiii  elected its piesitletil  ...       ,     ���������,       , ii*        ,,       m no will assist 111 i b j   iu   1 he iii-oiltit t ion  , VW,!"B ,'?   ' i! 'htlj>J , '���������' lX���������     n*"1K   ,,U' ' ���������������" -.Iii- Pl*>v-     15.,. ing hi.- s., v in ol her  dull-, fixed lor SI.   J'atids  Day   uoti-   |ij(i      ,,,.,,,*���������    n,'|.b..i-n assisted the local  t:ei*l, the next, relie.irs-.il ot  the   Gho.al ��������� ,���������1M)i,|l|s   ,   .   JilllUllv   t.ML-..,.*.Jti���������t,ie-ntS=  ���������&UCII-IV-will take place next    hurstlay  ' ��������� IU|'t ht- f ....M.iti I ees in   these  localities  Mil" Will instant.      Il   is   to   b������   hoped i k hi   ,,,v ,,r  hi*, ..i-Un v in this line.  lie lf.ni out will he a good one.      Uie   .,',,,- henl., iu*. 1.l.c,���������,lln!,���������.i flim U) ���������, |,,,.,.���������  chorus will consisL  tit  upwaids ot    id | .j^jHur his"services.  voices, ti nil   the   best    music   tor   l.liu)  oreliesLi-.i  that  can   he  obtained  will i **  as.sist, al this performance   which   will  lake pl-tcu early in May.  CORRESPONDENCE.  ���������The-, government'' are  advei-lisin*.  The Dancing School  ft) the Kill tor of tlie llEKAi.r,:  Oil lis l-teiisnn. who mnidered Dcpulv  in"! Slierifl*   D.    B.   Mot-rell,   of   Thnisluii  I C'uinl v.    Washington,   and     escaped. ]  ' w.i������ capttuetl on .Silurday in a cabin in !  gillie   wotitis   aboiiL     two   miles     fiom  ���������-il������"v-*   ���������-;,.r-*.l  ,-i.m,,,.  i,*, il-,.. "Si.-r.,.!,! O i y 111 f ii n.     During  his   joiiiney from j     UearSir:    1 was much  surprised  to  sale, oi   mineral claim's  in the olocan t .,      ,..,1,1,,   i,,   iii.>i.,;i ,>,,,,-,!, t,,ii^..*..,i > , -   i      .,    . .1 .11  . , tlie   caDin   lo   ine j,111 a mon loiiowetl , learn today that the gentluiutin here in  for   taxes.      lhe   sale   takes place on   tin*   unnilerer   with   lhe   intention or , ti,,.-. interest of a   dancing   ochool   had  Friday,   May Sill," at   the government ' lyiithing bun. hul the sherilV sucteeilei! ; permission to go through the rooms of  oilice, Ktts)  o.  I in ge ting liis man safely to jail.  Atrliileacon Pentre.'ith has leturnei'l  from Kevelstoke. He preached in S'.  P.-tei'.-* Church on Wednesday and  a l'i er win (Is met the church commit tee.  P.ui.-h   all'.urs   were   found   to   be in  'smeller in. operation night and day.       | '������������������-i*'-**'*-*"*-   <-'oti.Iit.oii. aud   lhe debt  0:1  r " - I the   tec lory   has been   reduced lo $10.  The L? Roi at Rossland employes GUO  men and will ship 1000 tons   of   ore   a  day when the Norihuoit  smelter   can  -get in a supply of  coke   to   keep   lhe  ; our public school and advertise his  ; business in the preience of the clnld-  ; l'eti. Surely our trustees, who hate  , been doing some good work, have   not  duly taken into consideration Lln-  '. principles and feelings nf a. large niini-  [ her uf  our   best   citizens   when    they  g.iv-t*   authority   foi   ������ucls an  urnvisi  billerest foes, not only in the corporation,  hut in class organizations. If the contention were a just one we. know perfeclly  well that 1. ie corpora tion would bail with  delight the advent oi'tlio U.I*!. R. I*..  Legie, argument and '-.iain *-,!ate*.n;'nl cf  facts are conspicuous by their ahsenct,  ami in its stead a tiiatle ofalv.i'ie v.'hicli  would bring llu* blush ol* sliauu* to a Hil-  lingsg.-tle fishwife. \W o.-iler of  the l-xecuti'.o (Joiiunitlee,.  i*. n. r. 1-:.  The Strike  'Io the lviifr nt tlie II :bii.I".  Dear Sir: It having- come to tin: knowledge of the executive committee ol" the.  U. H. I\. K. lli.tt tlie firm it: tl.i*. city were  suilering loss of patronage on account ef  employing Miss Smith, danghtei ot Mr.  .Smith, who was employed in the C. P. R.  freight sheds since the strike, tliey desire  lo have it published that Mr. Smith is nol  working for the C.P.R. any longer. They  also wish il 10 be known that the. Li. 13. R.  E. has the entire sympathy of Mr. George  and would nol have bun stiller any loss ol"  patronage from any misapprehension ol"  the p.iblic if in tlieir power to prevent it.  By order of  the Executive Committee,'  U. 13. R. E.  C*>pr**i'"lhr  Peimit us to draw your  attention to the wisdom of  presenting your family Willi  will   he   paid  by K*tslei._  M,7 I procedure.      Had     there     been     the  E. A "Haggen, of the Mail, it-turned I "'��������������������������� "   *���������*���������������������������   he   paid  Iiy ivislei.    Mis. ! i"*-"r*-u"lf.   t   .- ,-  c. -a ,i..ik0i   .        >-"   -������������������'���������'���������   ii_iuitu| p    , .   uh      ,      'j     slmV|V  n-cov,.,*,,^,' slightest* nint ot a proceeding .,0 pecnl  Monilnv   niormng   from* V icloria and 1 ,         ..       ,v    ,      ',**       ,'     ,-;   .                  " ��������� ; ,,"*, ni*o r-r would have been ente-ed   "s         ....          .   ,   ttiiti. the eltecls ot   a broken ann. has   '         P  NOTICE.  N'U'rp is herein- (*Iv*jii Unit 30 iliiys nftor il.ito I  will tipply lo the Chief C'nnniiia**io!n*i* of Liniils ami  WurX** tor a ipeeinl lic*.*use to cut ami tv.n-y :i ���������.' *iy  thnl,er frota the following ilest'i-ibeit l-liitU 111 \V,.**,t  ICooti iia.y:  Coitm'.eticinii: at CI. .Shannon'*, nortli east I'ortier  post on the -outh .liilt* of l*<������.������! cu*i:l-:, iilimit hrtlf a  mile from  the iiiottth of Moh.-iu-k fre.-k   theitre*  tv^t liwj chain?.,  thence .*>otit!i *1'1  cl-.aiit*,. thence .  ea^t 160 cliain*;,  thenci*  noith  40 chaiiis 10   the J  poia: ul oouini'-nceiiK-iii.  Dunl the ������:nl ilay of March, 1S0II.  fi. SHANNON.  Hepburn's Dancing School.  POLITE ART DANCING.  "3ti^mlM~uTrnTi'������tiTit"VHl^  Geo. .S. McCat ter and A. K. Kinciid  are now in Ottawa and will have 111.  interview with the government in  regard to further improvement to the  clialinerof tli^CoIuTiTiiut-TTv'ei   iiTiov?-"  the* canyon. ; Dauc'tig iind Deportment, bow to sit,  j stand, svalk.  lo   ptesenl   hatuls,   bow,  Mrs.   AV.   Williamson,    of    Rogers j curtsey and conduct themselves  prop.  Puss, has   insttucted    L>. McCarthy to j '*' b'-   ''"aienls   w ill  eoiiler tt fiivor by  . , . , .. , ... "    , -  lieitig   present   as   often   us   possible.  erect hera residence on .Second Street.   L,,������MmJ_.|lu.,.Ili|1.s ..vViy Tuesday and  east. The building will contain seven ! Piiday from 1:15 to 0 p. in. Twelve  rooms, bath loom am! all modern | lessons���������^0. l-"or fut ther inftirniil inn  conveniences. / j .nil ml tho hall.  NOTICK  y,,:'.c? Is ht'rcliy siven thai :io ilays after ilate I  . ..ill   applj   ti> ttie C'hK'f t'.iiiiiniiisionur of t.amts  hildren would have bevn absent  fiom I am!  W.irlt������ for a spenti! lir.-me to cut ami carry  their classes   rather   than   that   they   *������*������ k"J,^Ji'" "' ���������"������,-'i*������ d'-*!M-*ribed lal,lf**'"  t.'..iiitnt"iiciii<t at t,'. Harvey'.** south east corner  ]������o-*i on tli7 -outh siile of l-"i*t.l creek ahotit half a  mil.- lion*  the mouth of Mohawk creek, thence  .Vancouver.     The   strike   isn't settled I r**,||J,_. ������,',   WinYiipeg   to vi.-it  her sister, i anyway   a   considerable    number    of  yet, and a political laboi- skeleton now i Mi.-.   Joseph   Cuiuoii   cf ihat cily.-  hiinnts the s-iiictum of 0111 esteemed.       Vancouver Province.  should have been subjected to what  not a few consider an outrage 1 ani  infoi tried, in one room at least, the  gentleman referred to wis careless  maybe of the discipline of the school  to advise the scholar* that if their  Tnothet-rr^ wished^til ���������rnf-^to=atlemNri=r  class they should absent themselves  from seh.jol to do so. 1 donot wish in  the slightest degree to interfere wilh  lhe business of a. (lancing school, hut  when our public school is used ,-ih a  means of advertising such, 1 feel the  line should he drawn. Many parents  art> not so much concerned a bout their  children   shining   In   t'society"' ,".s   in    laying the foundation of a   true   chni-  .S.   Suthetl'inil   and   Frank   ���������Holtci1). | j actor.      Surely. Mr. Krlitor. nur   boys  two of the   Fe.gi.si.i,   .b-l..g.,l.-s   10 the! New   Bakery | and girls have   had   enough   of   roily  . .... i .. . . , i 111.'I o lu   the'.r  eyes   lor   the. last,   few  milling   convention   at     Victoria,   re-j     Albeit.     IV-nnison     purchased    Hu" 1 l(���������.nths in the wicial columri.t   of   our  turned home Monday  mnrniiig.   J. .1. ; week tbe Lawson slnre  on  McKeuzu*   pIVMS  wi;hotii   having  it thrust upon  j--iiig5tntr,   the   Trout  Like    delegate. ;'"l-'1"'-    -Mr. Hennison   has.   giv.*n the   t|u,nl during   their  .school   limns.      In  1 .��������� u  1 1^   .        1 . font rairt. for the I'lHt.'tlllll    ot    ai.   OVell. Kl.:-   i.*.n*Lllv   ivwti.nl   life one feels we  passed through home on .Saturday. .,,,,, ,..,.,.��������� ,������������������,,���������i,...���������i   ...jn  ,,���������,.,,   ���������,,  .,   *llw woiuii',   ".vesrein un tint, kxis -at 1  ' ; 'Uitl ������ bun completed   will  open   up  ���������'. ,;������������������noi ih, too iiiueh to  throw around  Le   Maistre   and   .Scott   inform  the : uak-ry antl fruit, stand in the store.        nur children tho safeguards  ihat  will  ���������rvext IG*i eliaitif. thence north 40 clialn*i. tlience  eM."it Itso chaitiH, ihence seiitli 40 chains to point of  comriieticeiiient..  Dat*.! tli-f'u<l ila> of .March, Wi.*". .  "mnvitvKYr  The first step toward providing for them a home of  their own.  Apartonlv of the amount  usually spent on pretty but  useless presents  will   make  -.  tbe first payment.  REAL   ESTATE  I������ the basis of all wealth,  iunl you can now lay the  loundalion of your own  prosperity while making  someone else happy.  Call nnd investigate, we  have other things to tell  you on the subject of How  10 Own it House of vuiii"  Own.  LEWIS BROS,  fljjenta Smelter Tcwntsito  :'.���������.���������.'������������������.��������� S'i5 to 835  ������*u iireorL'rini; nt...   2-J TO     50  4t!5    12  Li'ilics' Itidniironi coals S*. I to ."JS  Overcoats antl Haln-   A-f e 4."^  ttbOR  proof oeiua    "tPIO XO| Q>iI3  Liiilies* Tiittor-miicle  nits   Laities' Skirts      '.-..lit..*,' skirts    16 to   75  6 to   25  We Carry th" Largest Stock  in X-tritish Columbia.  j. B. Cressman, Art Tailor  *^*&������*&f&r**0-&9<*.������*-r-jr>*.9-&-&&Ci +3+������-������*������������������3>*&90������.9'9-*J*&0J*������&&p ~l  SOUS FOR BGYS AT HALF PRICE I  $7 Suits for $3.50.  $%V50 Suits for $1.75.  $5 Suits for $2.50.  $2.50 Suits for $1.25  *$& SO Frieze Overcoats for $2 25  | EDWARJ5"  %     Revelstoke Station.  Bourne Bros.' Old Stand.  t  w.^-*������"***r*<f*������*r*4*r-****i*>^-������*-tf^  ������������*-*>i.ijAj;nms*j������jm*i!Hiiii������.jj immwmMMj,  NEW  9      STOOK  BRUSSELS   CARPETS   JUST   EN  Now is thc time to choose a good Carpet-���������  one that will last. We can guarantee these  goods. You cannot do better than leave your  order with  us for one of  them.  Sec our New Linoleums, Oilcloths, etc.  j -   Uiiilcrtakin^, '���������'-ttl.nliiiiii*:, I*'tc.  Furniture  "  Dealers,. Etc  IMiicktinziu Avenue.  For Sale.  A Gramophone.in fiist class order,  wilh 32 records, all up to date. .$21  buys the lot, a bargain. Apply at  Heb,u.d office.  NOTICK.  Tu);'* notii'i-iliitttliirlv .l.iyrt .iftor (Intel liitunil  to.)].].!*** t'l   ttl"    (,'llll'f l'.������(l!ini*"*'i<t|!r:*r<-.f  l.ltll'tHMIIll  Woik**' f.'.r ii -*t>.������i.il li'*'*ii***" In rut unit f-iirry away  tlinlxr frmii liiu fnllrtwiiii ilfm-rtloKl ln.nil.-B III till'  IVnil, W.-.1 KmitMi.iy ilUtri'.'t:  ('i,ir.lll,"IK'ill2   nl   a   !*">-"t tiliiiit"'! 1 nillo  HOIItll nf  (If... I.if.inii.'V -until "vi*-i y���������.-*t nf hli ritni'li i.'i  Ould strfiim, ami niKrl,*������*.| ''(;i*nJ." Ijifurmr's ninth  ivi'M I'liriwr |������>*"t," Ui"l������.'" Ki'Utli ������l * l.niuif, lln*iirv  ,'iiMt v*t I'lialn.i. tlit.'i*"'** 11,-irt.ti >il I'hililw. "tlii'lli*."  wt"������t h't i*iin:ii- t.������ tti** [.'..nl..' r.,inint'n.:*?ini'iit.  I),������t*t-1 tin" ltd .lay nt Miircli, i'.i*t:i:  (iKKTIK bAI'tllOU-*.  UKRALD that they Imve successfully ; =rr  closed negotiations for the "ale of .\lt.  Cowan's limits on Tion; Like and a ;  company is already formed to work ���������  lhe property on a thorough business I  basis. The mill will shortly be enlarged.:  A big order has been received from;  the North West. i  Thp   concert   under the auspice.*, of I  the   Roman ' Catholic  church   will be  held in the opera   house   on   Tuesday  evening. 31 arch   17th.      The ladies are j  preparing     a     loihI    pi ogramnte   by  popular    local    talent.      A     pleasing:  feature of the conceit will be a drill  ol'| ,,'  sixteen little girl--, daughter**  of  Eiin.j  Refreshments will he served.  i'rof. Hepburn's dancing class will |  be held on Monday evening instead of j  Tuesday (next wec-k rmlv) on account  of the local conceit. Lessons otherwise always on Tuesday and Friday  evening. Children's class also on  Monday next. The exceedingly low  rate for lid ies should bo responsible  for a large class. No spectator.**  (except chaperons; admitted at even-  jngcla?.s.  SENEGA  FOR A COUCH  Gives instant relief.  If'vou are desirous of breaking  i Cold    you  Bottle of Senega.  should    try  IT WILL CURE  A   BAD  GOLD  25c. and 50c. per Bottle  I'JtEI'AIt'-.D O.VF.Y HY  Walter Bews, !*!;";;,.%.  liniisKlKt.  ami   .Stnllmit.r.   >'iirt HiiraaRlnck  save from many a future wreck.  There are many thi.igs happening  around ns that call for earnest thought.  .Many things thai rail for a hall in the  interests of oiVr boys and  girls.  Yours v.t.-yv trtilv,  ' "A P.\ kknt.  C P R Circular  lie ������������������Mlt'ir:  circular, marked .stalcnirnt No. t, is  being scattered broadcast by the 0. P. H.  for lh<: purpose ol hclilating the efforts of  members ot the U.H. K. K, This is an  extract from an editorial in the Railway  Trainmen's Journal, and ilie fact Ihat il is  being scattered abroad conclusively disproves the concluding paragraph of what  can be termed a screed. The Journal  dislikes lo take issue with any organization of labor, ami in this instance does not.  feel that il has, for the U.JB. K. E. is not a  labor organization, and acts exactly as if  ii were inspired l.y corporation desire to  disrupt the labor movement as it pertains  to the railways Surely .ho most hostile  corporation on earth could do no more  towards disruption than it has endeavored  to do."  This would be humorous if the writer of  Ilie ariicle possessed any sense of humor.  An organization which it is alleged is a  disrupter   of   labor organizations finds ils  NOTICK.  N.'tiee i������ hereby given tb.cl thirty days  after dale I intend I" apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for a  special license to cut and carry away  timber from the following described lands  in West Kootenay district:  Commenciiig at a pet planted on the  west side of the Columbia river above  Carnes creek "and marked "K. Kdgar's  south cast corner post," thence north 40  chains, thence West 160 chains, tlience  south 40 chains, ihence east tfio chains to  the point of ".ornmencemi'tit.  Dated the :46th day of J-"t"briiary, ir/,^.  (-*..  KDOAK.  NOTICE.  Five Roomed House to Pent Ftirnmlicil $12  p.jr montli, including wuter. Apply 11kkai.ii  (.ifflcc'-jr������������������' ���������= ~u: ,=^==^^.  .MRS. II. T.Al'ftllKAD.  Scrim.I street.  SIBBALD & FIELD,  .A.C3--Eir**) TS  -POIE-i  Real Estate W  * -    ������rr  FINANCIAL- * dftn*���������^r������*���������  NOT1CR  Take notlci? that thirty iluyn after ilatn I  li.twnl  to Jiplilvto  thu   VA\\v.f CnlllUilHHhiHfl' nf   I^uillrt llllli  Wcirkrt fur ;i ������;H;tIa| Itu-mifM.* to cot and cairyawny  tiittli*rr from thir firllou-tii^ iloHcrlWu'I laittU in \VY-ht  K()Oti>ii;iy dislrkt:  Coinin'-'iH'iiig at u pi'Kt ptanttnt 1| tulltts from  (to)<\ .Strt'itm, nu (la; Liail, ami inttrkiMl "<ico.  l-if<������rnu!'������i uorj.h wvnt coriu'r pimt/'t-tienru wint 4(1  vil'.UHH, tllftH'i;   XOllttl    PiO   ClljttlM,    til'!IICU   WX'Al    II)  chatim.  tlnMUf imrtJi   IM) fhaliH to'thc* point nf  rfiTimii'IU'tMll'tll,  iMt.fil this (ith flay of .Mart'h, W'i.  (ilCO. I*>A.*'0KMI-;.  NOTICK.  TaltB liulh't} that thirty iluy* after ihitu I intvnd  to apply to t)i������* fjttk'.f (Vinnni*4-4i(������i)nr of UiiiiIk and  H'ork������ for it Hpi>c*!:il JifHimc-. U, cut and vtt,rvy away  tiiiihi'r froin tli������; fidlowhiij df'KciitM'd lamU iu \Vi.'������t  KooUnay :  C-t'naiiviHi'.Utu at ;i pout plantml at the north went  lutrnvr at fii'O, \,uforii.���������>���������.'������ hoiiothtt*aif, aial nuirkod  "Ow., Isifnmti:'* north -ta'il corner pOHl," thonce  /-outh )m rh;������iiin, tlooic: Wftnf* P) diaEiiH, thence  nortli J(>i rdmiiix, thence vital Hi ehalnn .to thu  phi'.'i; of -r:ii:ni������*!n(r-������inont/  f>au-d thlHirtnl tidy of l-Vhrimry, IfKW.  flKa MKOH.MK.  W  ������    COAL FOHSALJS,  '\P..R'. TOWNSITE.  MARA TOWXSITB.  GKRKA-KD TOWNSITE.  CAMBORNK 'IOWNSITB,  insurance  i u*",i<"'.n   . ki iiinii*ciii.  u^   ,,*-n*.**in  ]       Cutiiitla .Mortgngo CorporRllon.  tColonlul invcstniuut aiul Loan Company.  CStin Flro; Cftleiloniiin Fire.      A tin** I*"ln>.  |     ^1'Oiiiiatlin.irKirer���������Mi'rcHntflo-Kire.���������Knriiaa-ii-K're:   CStiurtliiili l'i re.   Manclieater Kirc.   (Jre.it IV eut Life.  Ut'Ciin, Accidciit niul (iiiiiriintcc.   Cmri'deriitl. n l.i.'i*  Ciiiiiiiliini .iceldeiit Attsiiriinee Co.   (.'ininei'ili'til l'i it)  HOUSES FOB SALE AND KENT.  CONVEVANCINO.  W       J. D. SIBBALD, Notary Public  nEVKI.8TOKE. B. C.  CltAS. M. PIELD.  not; cic.  Notice is hereby ffivi.n thai thirty dtiys  after date 1 intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of hands and Works for a  special license lo cut and carry away  limber from the following described lands  in West. Kootenay district:���������  Comnicncinjf .'it a posi planted on the  west side of the Columbia Kiver, about  one-half mile above Carnes creek," and  marked "A. ''"dear's north west corner  post," Ihence south So chains, tlience east  Ko chains, thence north Ko chains, thence  west Ho chains lo the point of coninience-  incnl.  Dated the af-tlt day of I'ebrnary. I9������3"  A. EDGAR.  NOTICK.  Tnkf" nut'ce Mint thirty (Inyn nfler ilntc I liiteiul  tn atiply to tti(i t.'lilttf t*(imini"i*(loM..-i' of I.tinil.*! ami  WorliH for,-, fiicclnl llrcn.*Ki to ctitntut enrry nway  tinilior from tlio follnwiiitr iloncrltie'l lanits in Went  Kiiftdnay ili.4trli*t:  O.iiiiiioiii.iiig at floo. I/i formo'n .*ioiitli west post  on (lolil Ktroiiin, at, a punt marked "(Until.* La-  foniii..'*i no.-tli wi'Ht corin.r pout," tbence Hotith i*0  clniiiiH, llieticn unfit, SO (.'liiiliin, thoneu north So  cliaiiiM, tlifico wont 1*0 cliaiiiH to the point of coni-  iiH'iH'i'int'nt.  Dated tin; Ith tiny of March, 190.1*  OKBTIE I.AFOIIMK.  ��������� Kri'sli ('a'lif.ifiiiii. Celery and C'auli-  Howers.    O.B. Iliinie & Co,  TO CAMBORNE AND GOLDFIELDS FROM BEATON  Shortest and Host Direct Route to the Fish. River Qold Camps.  Dully '."-Uhic"! leaven lleatoii for Cfoltl Camps on arrival of ;noats  at  12  n'rlnck* noon,  nrriviiig at dentin.'tion that Hamu afternoon.  SUMes  supplied   with   8hi"*le,   Iliiuiile,   Saddle ami Puck Horn*,*) and Freight THi-ans  . for any |inrt of the Dlitrlnt. .  ANDREW M. CRAIG,  Proprietor.  X HAVE IT I.  The largest stock of the latest WATCHES,  .CLOCKS/RINGS, SILVER WARE, CUT  GLASS, FASHIONABLE JEWELRY, Etc.  My many years' experience enables me to buy-  goods at tlie right prices, enabling rue to  sell to the publicat reasonable prices.  JV G-XTIT  BABBBE.  WATCH RBPAIRINS A. 8PECIALTY.  <   '


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