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 c^ro  1 HE  HERALD"  _____-_i_tid  RAILWAY    MKN'S   JOURNAL  Vol V.  186  REVELSTOKE B. C.    THURSDAY,  APRIL, 23, 1903  $2 OO a Year in Advance  C. B. HUME & C  LIMITED.:  Agents for Plant Powder and Bennett's Fuse.  HARDWARE  V  E ARE   OPENING  TWO   CARS  OF HARDWARE THIS WEEK  This is a systematic purchase from the best  Wholesale Hardware Stocks in Canada and  * we expect we will have everything- that will  be required.  SHELF AND HEAVY HARDWARE, MINING OUTFITS,  CAMPING OUTFITS, STOVES, RANGES, COOKING  UTENSILS, FIRE ARMS, CUTLERY, FINE BRASS  GOODS, Etc.  .It is  possible we may have  omitted  some  items,   but we intend to add from  time to  ���������time anything-that will go toward making a  . * >.  complete Hradware Stock.  CARPENTERS,    BUILDERS,   and .all  . others interested, we want a chance to^show  you the goods. ;  *^       /'   _   V ,*_-_Sv- ;*, * *-***-*   -I"  C. B. HUME & CO.  -LIMITED.  THE CANYON'S  FIRST VICTIM  This Season^Ghfarles Krickdairi  Meets - His������ Death in ._ the  Treacherous^ Wafers * - of the  Columbia���������Previous-Fatalities  A fatal accident occurred.at the Canyon  _bout three miles above this city,pn Tuesday morning, whereby a man named  Charles Krickdam lost his life. Deceased  was a stranger in this vicinity and the  whereabouts of his relatives is not known.  It appears that a party *of four men were  taking-a boat load of supplies to the camp  "*of the Revelstoke"-Tumber Company above  the canyon, and, as is the usual practice,  the boat was being" roped through the  heavy water; two men on the line and two  more watching- with pole*, to push the boat  out in case it hugged the shore too closely.  Krickdam and "his partner were engaged  in iho latter duty and unfortunately, owing  lo the deep snow, got too near the edge.  Without a second's warning the snow gave  way and both -men were precipitated into  the river. The" linemen shouted to the  men in the water to hang on to their poles  but deceased disregarded this advice. Thc  water reached to about the men's waists,  aod, in the strong*- rush-of-the current,  Krickdam, in spile of-frantic efforts, was  carried oul to the middle -of 'the stream.  An eddy returned him lo within six feet of  the shore, but it was only for a moment,  and within less than half a liiiilute he was  engulfed in lhe .treacherous waters. The  canyon has always.. been deemed a most  dangerous place* to '_ navigate and its  waters have 'been the scene of several  calamities. Four persons met a similar  death there three years ago and two last  summer. The -body has not been  recovered and probably never will unless  some bye-wash leaves it on the beach in  an inhabited locality."  The Late Mrs. Caley  The funeral of the fate Mrs. Margaret  Caley, who died on Sunday lust, aged  IK) years, took place on Tuesday at 10  a. in. A large number of friends und  acquaintances followed lhe cortege to  the grave. The pall bearers wer_  Mayor O'Brien and Messrs. E. J.  Bourne, _\ H. Corson. (J. H. Wilkes,  E. Dupont and TIiob. Downs. Great  sympathy is felt in the community for  her two sons Messrs. John mid Robert  Culey, of the City Motel. Funeral  BPi'vicea were held at the Roman  C itholic church.  TTPIne new maple syrup just arrived.  C.B. Hum������&Oo.  Everyone's Birthday  A large audience gathered at the  Birthday Party given hy the Ladies'  Aid of the Methodist chtu'cli on Tuesday evening. Selkirk Hull wns  crowded to the doors und some 400  people were present when Mr. J.J.  Shaw, who acted us chairman,  announced the fit st item on the  program. This was a piano solo by  Miss Kenner and was very well  received. Then n hush came over the  audience as the chairman announced u  Keep into the mysteries of a. "Business  leuting of the L-ulies Aid." This was  pin lici put ed in hy the ladies of the  society, Mrs. Davis (chairwoman,  clmirlady, or whatever they call the  gavel wii'ldei), Mrs. Cressman and  Misses Sawyer, Swift, Rothwell,  Peltipiecp.Dunean, Patrick, Adair and  Smith. Kvery ch-tracter was taken  splendidly anil the in.iny_local J_'hits"  "w*'re"rece"ived"with~shouts~bf Iahghler7  The next item was a song "Ora pro  nobis." by Mrs. Dent, which showed  her tine contralto to great advantage.  This was followed by the old favorite,  '���������Alice Where Art Thou," hy Mr. Jim.  Taylor, which was exceedingly well  rendered. Next came a soprano solo,  "Swallows," by Mrs. Creelinau, which  aroused great enthiisiam among the  audience. A fancy scurf drill iiy 10  young girls showed evidences of care-  till training, and, though rather  cramped through the smalliiess of the  platform was u most pleasing feature.  The favoritie vocalist, Mrs. O. J.  Wilkes, then churn.ed the audience  with her rendition of "Watching antl  Waiting." This was followed Iiy tin;  ���������'piece ue resistance" of the program,  the well known duett, "Tell me, where  do Fairies Dwell," by Mesdumes Dent  and Cre'elnmn. An enthusiastic encore  was demanded and the vocalists grace  fully responded, by repeating the  second stanza. The fi mil musical item  was a'cello solo, the intermezzo from  "Cavalierin Ruslicann," by Mr. James  Taylor, of which the audience showed  much appreciation. At the conclusion  of the program there was a hut trimming contest between several young  gentlemen, which is dealt with by our  sporting editor in another column, and  the serving of light refreshments wai  u tilting finish to a first class evening's  entertainment. Mrs. Wilkes and Miss  Dent acted as accompanists most  ucceptably.  He Gets the Press Despatches.  At the public meeting His Worship  the Mayor asked Mr. Haggen "if he  got the press despatches" to which the  Mail man replied. "Yes I Yes 1" and  then the Mail man commented to read  extracts fiom lhe southern papers that  ciime in by the "clothes line" ��������� otite.  ���������Window   shades,   curtain    poles,  b.ass rod8, just in.   C. B. Hume & Co.  THE GLADSTONE  Sir Oliver Mowat, G. C. M. G.,  Ontario's Grand Old Man, is  Dead���������Short Sketch of His  Career���������His Successor  Tonojcro,   April  Mow.it. (i.O.M.O.  morning.  l!)th.��������� Sir    Oliver  died   at   ih'tl   this  One by one. the grand old men of  Canada lire crossing the threat divide,  und the links sevoied that bind the  present generation to pre-Confeder.t-  tion days. By tlio dealh of Sir Oliver  Mowat" nol. only does Ontario lose its  leading statesman, but the whole  Dominion sulTors u severe loss. Ever  courteous in debute, a deep student of  constitutional history, und combining  a gi eut knowledge of men and things  with nn unassuming though magnetic  peisoi.ulity Sir Olivet's name will he a  household" word in Ontario for centuries to come.  The Into Sir- Oliver Mowat was of  Scotch dc-cent, being the eldest son of  the l.-ilo John Mowat of Ciinsby,  Caithness. He was born in Kingston  on 22nd July litO, tiirt consequenely  in Ilia 33rd year at the time of his  decease. Prfruto tutors conducted liis  education. In the year 1830 he entered  the otlice of the lute Sir John A.  Macdon.-ild and continued there until  he was called to the bur in 1812. The  astuteness of the young lawyer  attracted attention to liim and lie was  induced to enter political life, which  he did in 1S.Y7, being returned to the  Assembly us representntive for South  Ontario. The general election of 1SC1  saw the two^couiing men. M.icdonuld  and Mowat, tutor and student, pitted  against one another in the political  uiena. King-ten, being Sir Oliver's  birth place, was the sceno of the  struggle, but the personality of Muc-  donuld secured linn nn easy victory.  Mowat, however, retained his South  Ontario seat. On the 1*1 th June, 1SW,  the Macdonald-T.iche government was  defeated, and, on the next day Messrs.  George' Brown, Alexander Morris,  John A. Macdonald and A. T. Gait  held a meeting of which the final  outcome was the Confederation of the  Dominion. Mr. Brown und his u*-so  cintes at first demurred to the idea but  finally lie, with Messrs. Mowat and  Win". Mucdouga.ll entered the" ministry  to accomplish Confederation. "*Sii  Oliver Mowat, as a result, was a'delegate on behalf of Canada at both thc  Quebec and London conferences, and,  in common witli the other fathers of  Confederation, will ever occupy u  warm place in the heuitsof all true  Canadians. In 1872 he formed his  tirst ministry in Ortario and held the  leins uf office until 1890, occupying the  * options of Premier and Attorney-  Geneial.     .His many battles for pro-  ��������� incial rights are too well known to  need mention and his services lo winds  the preservation of local autonomy  can  hardly   be   over,  estimated.    Oil  21 th May, 1892, be received his K.C.M.  G., and, although attacked in some  quarters*, he successfully defended his  action in accepting u title in a splendid  speech to his constituents at Woodstock on June llth. Sir Oliver Mowat  was at drift au advocate of Imperial  Federation and attended tho Westminster Pulace Hotel Conference 911  2!)th July.lSSl, but afterwards dropped  out of tlie movement and would  assume no public" responsibility for its  policy. Upon leaving provincial  politics he was appointed Chief Justice  of Ontario but resigned the next year,  1S07, when receiving" a commission as  Lieutenant Governor, which position  he occupied at. the time of his death.  He recsived his G.C.M.G. on the occasion of the Diamond .Tuhilee.  Sir Oliver, at no time, was particularly identified with Dominion politics  beyond presiding at lhe Ottawa Liberal  Conference in ISIKJ, seeming to content  himself with the more restricted area  of his Province; but there can be no  dotibL that his advice was often asked  and acledupon by Dominion politicians  whose names are more familiar to the  public ear.  The body of the deceased statesman  lay in state at Government House,  Turonto.yeslerday and the day before,  and yesterday afternoon the remains  were deposited in Mount Pleasant  cemetery. And so another grand old  man has found the gieat beyond, but  his works will ii-iuaiu for generations  as his monument.  HIS SUOCESSOlt.  Toronto, April 20.���������Mr. W Mortimer Clark, K.C, has been appointed  to succeed tlie late Sir Oliver Mowut.  THE COVERNOR  USES VETO  Sir Henri Joly Refuses to Give  Royal' Assent to Recission  Act Regarding the C & W  Lands  Hon. Win. M. Clark is an Aher-  doivun hy birth and was born on 21th  May. 1836. He studied at Edinburgh  University and was admitted writer to  the signet shortly befoie coming lo  Canada in 1S5'J. He was called to the  Onliiiio bar in 1801, and has since  practised in Toronto, taking silk on  his 51..t birthday. He married i.i IStJG  Miss Helen Gordon, of Toronto/and is  a prominent member of the Presbyterian church. Politically he was a.  supportci of the late D'AIton McCarthy and served as a" vice president of  the Equal Bights Association.  Victoria, B. C, April 23.���������(Special)-r  The Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia withholds liis consent to hill just  passed by the Provincial Legisla lire  rescinding grant of laiuls in Southeast  Kooteuay to the Columbia and Western  Railway.  VICTORIA  COKRl:SI'0.\'ni:N'CK.  Victoria, Apiil 2.*.���������The big event of  the week in the House was the .Smith  Curtis motion advocating a dissolution.  It wa.s lost on the casting \ote ol" the  Speaker.  The I.Me W. II. Massey led a bequest  ot $10,000 to tho Columbian .Mclhodist  College, New Westminster, which practically places that institution oul ol debt.  Messrs. E. P. Davis, K.C, and R.  Marpole had several conferences with the  Government regarding thr Columbia and  Western railway land and, if lhe caucus  agiees, the great giveaway will be pushed  through.  Sergl. Mcintosh of the Royal Engineers  is at least a .piadrigumisl. Kour v\i\es  have been located lo date. He lelt" hurriedly for England a lew daj s ago. but  will be brought back to his wives and  families.  Tlie Columbia and Western investigation is producing a large quantity of damaging evidence  against   the Government  rent at the present moment, so that outsiders hardly know what to believe. There  is one thing that we would say, and that  is that we are confident ol* success and  know we shall win. Advices from Winnipeg, Nelson, Kevelstoke and Victoria,  eic, are most encouraging. The men  are standing linn at every point and .state  that matters could not be more favorable  from our point of view."  There was a mis-statement in this  column last week regarding the position  of the local blacksmiths. The. men in  question attended at the roundhouse  but had refused to work with scab helpers.  Accordingly no work was done. The  matter was arranged by officials of the  Blacksmiths' Union who obtained substitute helpers. The error i.s regretted  and acknowledged al the earliest mom-1  out.  Onr exchanges state that the meetings  held at Nelson and C.ilg.iry were very  successful. In the former cily a large  audience rose 011 masse when asked to  e\piess sympathy with the stiikers.  Successful Masonic Ball.  The ball held last Friday under the  .inspires of the Royal Aich Chapter  and Kooteuuy Lodge A. F. and A. M.  was probably the most brilliant and  success! ul in the histoiy of Kevelstoke.  The new drill hall, the scene of the  festivities, had heen splendidly decorated for the occasion; lhe scheme of  color being red, white and bitie. Union  Jacks und other British ensigns  predominated. A feature of thc  decorations was electric insignias of  each lodge over the gallery. Supper  was set veil in the basement, which will  lie eventually used as 11 Mortis tube  gallery, und the viands weie tempt*  ingly displayed aiid heartily appreii*  ated.  Between 80 and 90 couples attended  and there   was .110 oveicrowding, the  ..   ��������� spacious hall  being comfortably filled.  G. McL. Brown testilied last evening that f The proceedings opened about OiiO with  " J." W. Berigough.  Besides being a-", master of - the  crayon, Mr. Bengongh has long held  first rank as a general entertainer,  displaying remarkable powers ., in  humor, pathos and burlesque, ;.both -as  .a u_urauiei-'rfwli>r,-itii{r'v6culist?' His  matter . throughout is 'fresh "and  original.-and appeals, to the intelligence as well as the lisihilities of the  audience. ~- Bengongh fills the Selkirk  II.ill on Thursday, April 30th.- Pi ice  $1 00. Seats may he reserved at  Cin.td.i Duii; and Book Co.  Church Parade  AH members of the-I. O. O. F. are  requested lo meet at Selkirk Hall on  Sunday next at 0.30 p. ni for the  pm pose of attending divine service at  the Methodist church.  By Order." ���������  the disputed Ci own grants were placed in  Sir Thomas Sliaugbiiessy's hands, but  were 1 emitted to the Chief Commissioner  who promised lo hand them back within  30 days. He also stated that the Company believed the transaction lo be complete, and, as Executive Agent did nothing  more regarding lhe grants its the fees had  been paid b3- him and the title delivered.  A high tribute was paid in the House  today to the memory ol* thc late Sir Oliver  Mowat. A resolution ol" condolence was  moved by thc Premier and seconded ���������������������������by  Mr. McBride, both making clqquent  speeches eulogising lhe depailed slafes-  inan. 1 "!  John. Houston has given notice ofy a  motion ou the silver leacl question accc'ntu-  aling previous resolutions "advocating an  increased duty on lead products."*1*"*"" ' '  Sir Frederick Carringlori, the- noted  South African fighter, is in the city and is  being treated as lie cleseives.  U. B  of R. E.  The Vancouver executive committee of  the U.B.R.E. Monday gave out the following:  "It is with'strikes as with war.-.���������(here  are limes when events follow one another  in quick succession���������times when a lull  comes to be again broken into by fresh  happenings. So it is with strikes, and  even with lliis strike. Contradictory  rumors of one kind and  another are  cur-  YOUR SPHS  SUMMER WANTS  CAN BE SUPPLIED  OUR   STOCK  Attractive Bargains.  was  never so  large and varied as at present and full of Very  OPENED AND PUT IN STOCK  FORTY LARGE CASES OF NEW GOODS THIS WEEK  Dress Goods  Selections  .lust arm ell by K\pivsri XI Dron* i>np;Ui-j  cititipridiitu till th.it i������ iieucst in I'turn-Ii  L'futv.LS Clot 11. fenou iUke, NappL-r. Home-  ���������spun, (-ifiiafliiifs .un! ...i-itron. Si'f tlu-'tu  ami make wmr sHulIIuii for a Spiinjj  <'ostium1.  Wash Goods  l.ti^lii-th l'rlnUt in New Design-*, light, tliuk  iukI nioiliuiii rilimlfH. Spi'i'i.il 7t\ pel .mI.  \Vn mint I'd KjuitC'oIorn.  Thick-**.   Drill*,  Pen inn   in   Imligi.  .hist tliu ������o<xl_. for hanl weai.  Itlne,-  Flannelette  lit White, IJIue, 1'ink miIpc*. and checks,  from j -Tenth pel >mil up.  White Quilts  *rweheilo7en White Honeycomh, MiineU'-i  S-itm Finish Tied SincnN from -51.00 up.  A good ranpti of IJed-tpro.ids fur single and  double ImtU.  Staple Department  This Departmenf )���������> BRIM FULL  OF   BARGAINS-     Hotel-;    and   Hoarding   Housch  Special Prices for fpinntitie-s.  Sheetinj:-i IJlcathed aud Unbleached���������  S 1-4 Sheotlngr at 22c.  Pillow Cottons���������all whIHim���������  46 in. at 12 1-2o  Kleached Cottons���������.'ft! inches wide���������at 7c.  Lan _dAle Cambric���������all price*.  Victoria. La-niis, Cm*������ liar Muslin, Pique*,  N imsook-f, etc.   A large \.inct>.  Spring and  Summer Hosiery  In tliiK lim. iif (jnniN mc rail jour utli'ii*  linn.   Our HriHlury nill rlvitl iiii>lliinK In  M_H"klllhll>llsllll, 1\*U   "SUIIIItllU'U   III   Hl-11  jiiii ",'uimN Hint ������i\o MitUriu'llini.  Blouses  Sun-iili*i*ii iliuoii in all tin, huh- mul uuni  V.",*-'1'1, ,Mt>1!'*'" JfHHlin In 'I'lirki-il mul  Itiiil-iii'ilui'il mul N������m Nlrl|MM, <'ciliiii.il  i'ltiTK   lil.uk   Niittt-ii   mul   I.a������n   fi,,,,,  l.'iC I".*1<]|  1l]l.  Men's Furnishings  'Hill l) iln/uii Miiii'm HIiJili, iii ������liil<. .mil  '-���������iliwil. Hlutflii'i! or sun fnmlM, hUIi hi  Mitlmiit Collins.  Tlii-m" iiru TOOK**' IIIKH." niiiki'.  tliu Kent innkf nf HIilitM  un the  tlllilLV.  (llllMlf  llllllkt'L  Clothing:  Men 8 uml Hoys' KiMilv-to-lVeiii* Siiils  ���������.Spring OvuiTOiits, Oilil I'niil**. Wu mni  a g"Oil riiiigt! Imlli  In piiltoin uml si/iw. *  Men's All-Woo! Suits at. .88.00  Boys'All-Wool Suits at..S2.00  Footwear  hole Agenis tor tlio Celulnnlul Amciicui  iniiK-ei"*", Lilly Ilmckutt mul tliu Ilmlm,  IS inu Co., niul nuvpi.il of thu linteil Cim.i-  illaii uinkem. Om viirk-iv is Iiul'c mul  vnriml.    Don't fail L��������� inspect Ihesu gnml**.  the (ii-iind MhitIi led hy Worshipful  Grand Mnt,toi Cliipmiiii and Mis. Fred  Finsor, and diincing was continued  until aliout, 2:9) a.m., wliuti "God S.ive  LheKiiip" brought a delight ftilFuiiction  lo a clos.e. There was a dance program  ol 18 item*-*, uiiisii." fur wliich wis well  supplied by the Independent Band.and  a number ol" supper extras brought, the  lotal dances in -somewhatover u score.  A large number of visitors froni out  tif town points were present, including  a contingent of teacher**.- who had been  attendiiij*; the convention. The ladies'  di esses wero tfcncially extremely  t.ustcful and altogether the hall must  be termed a gieat, siicee.-.s. The linan*  rial rut-nits aie understood to be most  satisfactory and congratulations are  extended the committee in charge. ,r- *  Good Show Monday ~"*"~  This is what*.,, the, Victoria'Colonist  had to say about .the Clark Han'mer  Theatre Company' which, will hold the  boards at the Opera House for the week  commencing next Monday:  "The Clam Hannier Theatre Co. at  the A.O.U.W: Hall is steadily gain ing  in popularity. Last eveninc; there was  ���������in increased attendance to witness the  five act comedv. ��������� "Masterand Man."  The play was well staged, the costumes  of the ladies also calling for favorable  comment. "Master and Man'* is an  interesting play, and succeeds in holding the attention of all until the flm-*l  scene. ���������������������������������**��������� a specialty  was also given in the shape of a Loie  Fuller skirt dance with beautiful  calcium light effects. The company is  good, and those who attend will Hnd  much entertainment for its low price  of admission."  The company consists of fifteen  artistes and conies well recommended.  The opening play, on Monday night,  will be "A French Princess," followed  by "Forget Me Not," "A Man of  Mystery," "The Irish Widow," and  "Ole Oleson," other evenings.  *> ���������**!*. ���������_*-. ��������� _". ��������� *_. .*_ . ��������� *_. ���������*_. ��������� *_. . *-. .*-. .*-. ���������'_ .  *f 1,7,1 ���������*|T**' 'Xi* *X* *4i    X* ���������"iTi* *-|r   Ti*   l      I     .,.  Bourne's I  ogiivic'5  filial i_n  flour.  Graham flour.  Rolled Oats.  (orn Meal.  ���������  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  tyty  ������ BOURNE  BROS. <g  \������r       "    }U>adq;urt_>r' for Groceries f$*  |4*. of Gu������raiitee������l Qtialit>. A\  ty ty  tytyty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty tyty  Whole Wheat  flour.  Bran. Shorts.  Feed. Wheat,  GAMEY STILL  ������   IN THE GAME  MILLINERY! MILLINERY! MILLINERY!  Give us your order for Millinery.    All Hals Trimmed and made on lhe premises.  We have Goods to Suit all Pocket Books.  REID & YOUNG,  DRY000DS MERCHANTS, REVELSTOKE, B. C.  MAIL   ORDERS   PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.  Bonneting Contest.  Tt will be all v_ry well for them to  say "No," but that's how the ladies of  Kevelstoke got even with us nieie men  for untimely merriment nt the expenfe  of Haste*." bonnets. To think of live  poor unfortunate victims pilloried on  a platform, and.amid howls of derision  from gleeful girls, going through the  motions of making bonnets. The five  victims comprised Messrs. Hyatt.  Edwards, (iraliaiii.Kn.ippund Keiiins.  and nre deceiving of all kinds of  sympathy. The executioners were  MesdameK Nicholson and Rue and Miss  Ward.   And this i-s how  it happened.  Upon the lambs being led to thr  ���������slaughter they were confronted with  au awful array of bonnet shapes,  ribbons, flowers, and n chunk or two  of something they call chiffon. Hyatt  got a way flrsc. and grubbed for a  "hip shape hat with his left, but fell  short, and Knapp landed on it, at the  same lime clutching iu his brawny  arm a couple of cockatoo wings.  Kearns got in an undercut and landed  on a black sailor which decided round  ono in his favor.  The second spasm staited by a slick  move on the part of Edward*., who had  angled for an opening. His chance  came and he got a strawberry basket,  pietly well crushed. Hyatt came up  smiling just here with a white  leghorn���������hat. not chicken���������in his fist;  this counted as a stack oi white chips  and gave liim the advantage. Graham,  all this time, had played a waiting  game but bobbed up serenely with a  cow puncher's chapeau decorated with  pink galways.  A general mix up followed and when  time was called the contestants were  failing rapidly. By what alchemistic  process the decision was ai lived at 1  can't explain, hut Hyatt was caught  bribing an executioner and was counted down and out. That settled it.  The victims fled, nnd, amid wild  enthusiasm. Prof. Graham wai awarded the championship. He may turn  intoa man milliner, if he thinks it's  "Worth*'it. Poor Jimmy. The winning hat is on exhibition at the City  Library.  Jacky.  His Sojourn in Buffalo was Only  Temporary���������Has' Returned to  Toronto���������Other Items of Interest by Wire  (Special to the Herald)  Toronto, April 22���������Gamey went  away for a few days holiday and the  Grit papers are jubilant. ��������� He went to  Buffalo, but when rung up hy the long  distance phone .aid he would be on  deck whenever required.  LATER -      ���������  Gamey returned to Toronto fiom  Buffalo this morning.  Lontdo.v. April 23���������A Canadian  government eom'tuercifi] agency was  opened in Birmingham yesterday, the  first of 'a series to be established in  Britain.  Il is rumored that the C P. R. are  going to put on the Loudon market  freSh B. C. salmon shipped in cold  storage,       - - .   Ottawa, April 22nd.���������A proclamation has been issued fixing May 251 li  for celebration of the King's Biithday.  Tbe new issue of postage stamps bearing the King's head will be available  directly after Dominion Day.  General Baden Powell, the hero of  Aliifeking has arrived here and is a  guest of the Governor General. He is  being feted to his heart's content.  A-ked hisopiiiion of Canada he said, "I  thought Mafekinguus the yearn of the  lean kine but Canada is the eountiy of  thef.il." .       .  An Imperial edict orders Prince  Ching, Chinese Grand Secretary, tn  reorganize the financial system of lim  Chinese Kmpiie by establishing a  monetary standard and slarting.-i mint  al Pekin to supply uniform coinage.   ,  London, April 22.���������The appointment  of the Prince of Wales as President of  the Koyal Commission to represent  Great Britain at t he Si. Louis Exposition has been made at special request of *  the King.  Amateur Success  The performance of "Shaun Aroon''  in the Opera House, lust Thiir&day.  was a pronounced success and reflecl.s  great credit on the Revelstoke Dm -  malic Club. Under the direction of  Prof. Hepburn the well known coinedv  drama went verv smoothly; the  "Shaun Aioon"of Mr. \V. Chuiubeis  and "Molly" of Miss AI. Corley being  Dat ticularly well done. Between acts  a couple of dances were given by  Prof. Hepburn's juvenile class. Ihe  evening closed with a social hop, Mrs.  Wilkes, and Messrs. Rev Smythe and  Hepburn kindly Furnishing the music.  Lacrosse Notice  All parlies interested in lacrosse are  requested to meet in No. 2 Fir* Hall,  tomorrow (Friday )e vening at 8 o'clock,  .*>  ���������    ������>*rl - WJF&fl_i_&_-_ _������������������.:���������_-*  S'AS^Va^^  u'mcaiu_ m*ij������*������i_*_������'.WTiw_.v_^__^'*__^*iar.l^,^i  -.i_j_Msc_i,*_a'_a_4Wj*'������*WS������flS  il  Bod's Care of Js.  Rev. Henry ...verton Cobb, D.-l>.,  Collegiate Church, Seveiity-  sevonty street and West Eud  avenue, New York.  FEATS OF A NEGRO SAMSON  'I  "All tlic*a thlne<! are a_atnst me."���������Rene-  ait, xlll., SO.  ".Vt liiow that to thoai that love Go-  all ti.lnj-i work lojc-thor for good."���������Ro-  ���������__,_*���������), vlll., _S.  What makes this difference between  the gloomy outlook of Jacob and tin  <_<cerful oonfider *e of St. Paul ! II  ���������atemed to the one tli.il> all tilings wer������j  <_��������� enmity with liim; it seemed to tin  __ner that all things wero his servant!  ___ friends.  It ������> not that J-.icob h_d mors than  t__ s__re of adversity and St. Paul leas  Look at thc life of St. Paul from _ ma*  iwial standpoint and you s.e that lie  k_d ths roughor expericno. Sum up  the life of Jaoob and you see that tlht  tfctngB W-ioh seemed against him all  ���������ad turned bo liis benefit. St, Paul, on  __��������� otfiier hand, ended his lifo in a Ro*  ���������an dungeon. His lifo seemed a fall-  _ro. Yet it is St. Paul wilio says, "All  t__ogs have worked together for my  ���������pood."  It might, seem as though the difTcrenci  Vf outlook were wholly a matter ol  ���������wod. There are day_ when the skies  mini to smile upon us and everything  (ou our way. There are other dayi  tr_4-_ everything seems against us and  _*��������� arc at odds with everybody. Has  the world changed its complexion oversight? We know, rather, that t/ho  change Is due to something within us���������  that it is we, not things, who are crook-  ad and cross-grained and need regulating. If God's providence is not'to oui  Hidng the cure is not to bo found in  ���������hanging tlio order of things to suit us  but in .being ourselves changed into the  Skeness, L e., to Uie liking of G-od.  ���������So St. Paul tells us.    Tlho confident.  (Optimistic  outlook   which  wo   associate  with a cheerful, mood may become habitual with us.      Think of yourself    ai  irithin the circle of God's love.   Let no*  - 4__ng shake your faith in bhe fact tha-f  Cod cores for you.   Tihe conviction musi  ���������follow that "all tilings are yours." The  E_.t_er of men is a_*o t'he God of thinga  Nothing is left to -shance.    Nothing _  Indifferent or meaningless.   If He is foi  us nothing oan be against us.   All thing*  must bo working together for our goo-3.  When things seem against - you, tttien  _ry to discover the .'purposeof a loving  God in them.    The mariner compels the  wand  wthich  seemingly would hurl him  .back upon the shore to carry him to his  -__.ve_..". In doing tohishe has but learned  how to use the, forces whicli God Bent to  ���������ki_ help.    The thing    he supposed   his  ������������������nemy is in reality his friend.- Remem-  ���������ber how: bhe world's best work; has got  ���������itseli done in the fac* of adversity; of  poverty and discouragement.   Men hav������  been Bhrown back upon their own unsuspected resources.    Hardship has set the  .mind  free to  discover and invent' and  plan.   A man loses his health; how shall  he make that loss serve him 2    The little work he can do he must do better;  be must waste nothing; he will find at  the end   tliat  the  fragments he economized oount  for more  than tihe whole,  A man loses his  friends;  he may find  better friends in good books, in his owe  home, or among neglected people.   They  ���������wi'/l give a better return for his investment of sympathy.    Every setback i.= n  hint that unworked  mines of  treasure  are at our feet if we have sense to look  Jor  them.  . __ia is God's world and everything in  It is a friend to the man who loves God  Everything, must help the man whe  ���������wants to b*> the kind of man God \vant3  him to I.e.- There 13 no surer way  to make the world a;rnin=t 113 than to  forget Hs Maker and set our heart on  the things that are in it. "Who follow, pleasure follows pain." Do the will  of God and all things will be your help  its and your friends. All things shall  work together for your good.  And the n!?ht s!:������U !-<* full of rao������le.  -Anfl-th^rarra^tjist-liifsst-thedax^  Shall fold ihVir ~f?nt*������" Tike" the Ar*b_,  And us rileutly steal  u^aj".  Castro a Hustler.  Of President Castro of Venezuela a  writer in The Los Angeles Sunday  Times ������_ys :���������Castro U a man beloved  by his army. He treats his soldiers a.i  ���������somrade* ; they have free access to him.  He commands, and he also acts, lie  orders a charge and leads it. It Ii  known that cowards have been transformed into good lighting men by the  valor displayed by "tlir-.r leader." Mil  flrst characteristic as a ruler i-i hi-i tire-  Urn, energy. He i3 an early ri-cr, and  generally" takes a morning gallop on  hi/- favorite white horse abc-t tbe sub-  orbs of Caracas. Returning, ie devotes  himself to State eorrc-3pondi ce, iiicl.it  ing all his official doeunu- ts to hia  ���������Secretary, and depending li; le, for hii  memory is marvellous, upon subordin  ates for details. In the afternoon, every  day in the year, there is a meeting  the Cabinet. After this a carriage ride  generally lasts until ij o'clock, liis even  fags are given over to Slate inceptions,  ���������nd to consultations with various olli  ������lals. '��������� He is very fond of dancing, and  his entertainment in "Mcdo t'lorcs," r.li������  handsome residence built by Gen. Cres-  00 and rented by the Crespo family to  5en. Castro, have become famous all  over the country. The home life of  President Castro is ideal. His beautiful  wife was orphaned early in life, and  ���������w������b adopted by the powerful Aroclia  ������������������family of Maracaibo. Mme. Castro is  -Exceptionally well educated. She is be-  -ioved by the people of Caracas for lier  -*eh_rlty." All Gen. Castro's unofficial lifo  is passed beside her ; what time she is  ������������������lone i? given over to benevolence. Thi i  ������ouple have no children.  Ito la ATrald or Not-Jiliis' on Kartli   t'_ce]it  His Mii_t>-!'oiiuil Wif"*.  Lewis Tott, a jet-black African,  about :;0 years of .ige. frequently astonishes ihe people of the frontier of  Texas hy exhibi'.ibns of Ills wonderful  feats of physical power accredited lo  Ibis colored Riant havo really been  perionned, he is without u doubt one  of the s; rouges* nvMi ir. 'lie world  Lewis spent most, of tho years of I1I3  boyhood in u entile camp ou me. iivu-  ilur and Ions before ho wns fully  srown be hnii becomo famous ns nu expert toper, a daring rider aud the very  beat all-around viiqueio in the 'southwest. He never boasted of his accomplishments as nn equestrian, but  up to tho time ho was 20 years ot ago  lie had never been thrown from tho  back of a mustang, lie won a gold  medal and prize of (200 at Ragle Pans  when he was about 15 yenrs old, by  sticking to tho back of a famous broncho Diablo, This celebrated horse had  thrown the best riders In Old Mexico  and many of the most fearless Texas  cowboys. Lewis stayed on his back  for more than an hour, though the enraged animal bucked and bellowed  until ho was covered with foam nnd  ready to fall from exhaustion.  Some ten years ago there was a band  of mustangs in the Llano Mountains,  led by a proud, splendid-looking black  stallion, with a bald face. Many a  cowboy had dreamed of possessing this  magnificent horse, but every effort  made to capture him had ended in failure. Lewis determined to "walk" this  fine animal "down." Setting out early  one morning, mounied upon tho best  pony on the ranch, and leading an extra one, the ambitious negro soon  struck the troll of the king of ;h_'  plains and his harem. For two whole  days and nights Lewis stuck close to  tho heels of the thoroughly puzzled  mustangs, never giving them time 10  liip a bunch of grass, drink a drop of-  water or pause for a moment to rest  their wearied limbs.  On tho morning of the third day the  mustangs began to fall and flounder  upon the hot sands in a dying condition. The bald stallion still staggered  forward as if determined to die uimn  his foot. After some hours, when tho  sun was nearing tho zenith and the  heat of the desert was scorching the  backs of the snakes and lizards nnd  driving them-to seek the shade of the  cactus, Lewis's own horse stumbled  and fell to rise no more. The gritty  littlo mustang'had expended the last  spark of his vitality In the long chase.  The bald stallion was now alone. Tbo  last member of his band had succumbed to thii'������t, hunger and exhaustion.  The prize was almost within the negro's grasp, for It was evident that the  proud spirit of the stallion was broken,  and that he could not summon sufficient strength to strike a trot.  Lewis was determined not to ho  cheated of the valuable prize now so  nearly in his possession, and quickly,  lossening his lariat from the saddle he  threw it across hi shoulder and set out  after the stallion on foot. He had been  in the saddle for more than fifty hours,  with wide-open eyes, appeasing 'his  hunger by chewing jerked beet and  satiating his thirst with an occasional swallow of hot water from his canteen. Another man would have fallen  long before, but this wonderful negro,  who possessed powers of endurance  oven superior to his giant strength,  "shook the stiffness out of his joints."  as he says, and, striking a ti_t, he  soon discovered that he was gaining  on the tired stallion. Lewis was perfectly familiar with the geography of  the country, and as soon as it became  evident that the wild horse was aiming  to strike a certain crossing on the  Llano River, he took a short cut acro's'  tho hills and got ahead of his prize.  He barely had time to conceal himself  by the side of the trail near the water before the tired horse staggered in  sight. The ' proud old king, of tha  plains was nearly exhausted: but the  scent,and sight of the cool waters ot  the Llano .quickened his steps. ar,d.:  with an eager whinny, he was about  to plunge down the bank when a rope  hissed through the air and a nocse  dropped over his neck. "I jes' had to  laugh," says Lewis., "for I never f.^w  anything look so surprised like that  horse. 'Peared like .he'wanted to say,  '-Well, you are jes' about the gamest-.  and slickest nigger I ever saw.' "  Lewis had cap'urod thc famous wild  bald stallion which had for years defied all pursuers. The negro easily  tamed the fine animal and he was Ions  known as one of the fastest long-dis-  tnnee^racefiorscs���������in=^wsst5rn==Te___u  Old-time cattle men���������the boys who  rode the plains before the days ot locomotives and barbed wire���������never lire  FQ.7 THE FARMi. ft.  THE CHILIAN WARSHIPS.  Tha farm, with its animals and plants,  its various labors, cares, tusks and pleasures, summons to action every faculty.  The thinking brain and working hand  must act together, and thus tho symmetric growth Is secured which actual  life requires.  If any spraying of vines or fruit trees  in contemplated to check fungous diseases, it should be rcinvin-I'Di'cd thnt  such treatment U only pic. ilivc, and  that the first application should be  made when the buds are swelling.  A Coltswold ew.> owned by Mr. J. Harrington of Fair* 'ry, 111., pnv'uc.d in  eleven successive scumoiis live pairs of  twills, fom triplets and two fours, or,  in all, thiity lambs in the eleven seasons. This is pretty nearly, if not quite,  ��������� record.  The winter is the time to prune grape  rines, *nd it should not be delayed, as  they cannot be cut back with safety  ���������ftir spring opens. Vines put out Inst  spring may bo eut back to three eyes,  ���������nd older vines may have their new  wood eut back to six or eight budi.  Profit in Egg Culture.  To make  the  egg business  pay you  must have well-flavored eggs.    St.ange  to say, the freshest of eggs many t mes  are eggs that are unlit to eat, aud yet  people will say an egg is an egg.   Li-tie  they know, evidently, concerning a really fresh egg   at its best.   Jiggs too vi.e  for food go  every day to  market, no  matter when they wer0 gathered. Many  who keep hens for fresh eggs are very  careful about  furnishing stric ly fresh  eggs  to  their  customers,  but  take no  heed to thc*r probable or possible flavor.  We farmers are responsible for a great  many littlo abuses thnt we are all too  apt to give no heed to, and we heed to  mend our ways.    We may begin iii real  earnest at the poultry yards and houses  in turning over a new leaf.   If it means  you, reader, take thc suggestion kindly,  and begin at once, and it will not only  pay you in dollars and cents, but in reputation.    We  know that 'putrid flesh  food, musty grain food, decayed grains  and   all   manner  of  liltliy   tilings  that  fowls will eat if they come uiuicr their  eyes are ruinous to eggs and iinhealth-  ful  for   the   fowls   themselves..    Should  an animal  die, our fowls  should never  be permitted to cat   thereof.      Should  a fowl die we should bury it deep. Keep  every manner of unlit food from your  fowls, old and young.   I think the poultry fruit ought to bo inspected just as  much as milk.    I had a letter from a  person in Now York who wanted some  good fresh eggs, and would, give fancy  prices for  them.    He  wantoi   to  know  how I fed the fowls.   He wauted them  fed food that would make good eggs.and  not have the white of the eggs as thin  as water ; ho wanted the yolks a good  golden yellow color.   I stopped buying  eggs;two years ago, because everybody  thinks  his    eggs   are better    than    hi-i  neighbors'.    These eggs would get mixed with my own and. spoil: thc market  of my good ones.   My customers would  write  back  not  to  put  in  any  of  my  neighbors' eggs.    Why are so many bad  eggs sent to the market ?   A lady told  me this summer that the egg3 she was  buying were not so fresh and good as  in other years,  and I asked her what  she meant by bad eggs.    I soon found  that the"eggs were newly laid, but the  feed had not been of the right kind to  make a good egg.   I believe many srggs  are spoiled by tanners who take no notice of what kind of a place they are  laid in.   The hen3 lay their eggs in filth  and dirt/and if not gathered as soon  as laid will be sure to  have the taste  of their surroundings.    If some people  fsaw where half the sggs are laid they  would never cat them.    Afew diiys ago  I was in a chicken house where it was  cnlel to  keep  them.    The   burses were  above  them,  and   they  w  .-'  in  w.'.ter,  dirt  and lice.    There  was   no  ventilation!  and   they   had  to   sleep   and   lay  their   eggs  as" best   they  could.    1-*. om  Bue.h places as th--s*? bad eggs come.   I  was in a chinken  hou������c  the other day  that looked as if it had not been ..Un*  ed out for t.*n years.    S-7Fne will give *  dead  horse  to  tl.e  hens  to  eat.    Such  food and such ca-e are -,v*iat mike bad  eggs.   They are not lit to eat.  Kow, to'mr.ks* a. ?*:e.-c->*i of the poultry business  raw hen*, i 1  tieir h.-u-iCJ  Should  be  as"cl"aii   aid  Cinifortable as  you  are  in  ycr.ir l:o*se.    To  many  the  raising of prult.-v  --���������"'nis  to  br* a  very-  easy ta<-k.    It i-"ii(.t everji-ne that will  make a suc*fe_*>,    .y a> b.n<! as he may.  There will be a leak inur where, and he  will not understand  it.    Tie man-that,  i makoi! a sucr-'.-ss in the poultry business;  must first  be a  lover  of  the  business,  i then must go at it carefully.    A mm  ' w\\\^,^er^si'.."^s6d^ijLABy^MM^lLBl^Sk  Chill and Argentina by the terms of  a recent treaty have agreed that their  respective navies and armies shall not  be above a certain strong'h. Chili is,  therefore, trying to sell two battleships,  building in Britain and almost completed. Press despatches say that both  Germany and the United States have  made offers for the vessels. An English exchange says of them :���������  The two battleships launched recently  for the Chilian Uo***<irnincnt show what  can be done by naval architects working unfettered  by  the restiictions  imposed when designing ships for the llritish navy, to eombino on a small displacement great offensive and defensive  power.    Though only of 11,800 tons, or  smaller than the Kcnown, the Constitution and Libortad could meet even tho  British King Edwards   of  14,350   tons,  with *very prospect of holding their own,  ���������nd  ������������������  three  Libcrtads  only  cost as  much as two King Edwards, the superiority of the  type from  the cconomie  point of view is marked.    The Chilian  sliipo earry ��������� battery of four  10-inch  guns and fourteen 7.5-inch quick-fliers,  as against the King Edward's four 12-  inch, four 9.2's, and ten 6-inch, but tht  King Edward's guns will be of less pow*  ���������r and initial velocity, while the bnttory  ���������f the British  ship is obviously  more  complicated���������"a   collection     of     specimens," Colonel Cur.iherli has rather unkindly called it.   As Mr. Watts was, we  believe,  responsible  for   the important  features of the Chilian ships, this suggests the lines which he will follow in  his new designs for  the British  navy.  Since these two Chilian warships are to  be sold, it  would  almost  seem worth  ���������while to acquire them for the navy.  Loaded to Kill.  Alfred Henry Judd, the driver of a  hansom cab, appeared before Mr. Plow-  den at Marylebone Police Court to answer a summons for carrying in his cab  five persons in excess of tho authorizad  number. The defendant pleaded guilty,  and in mitigation lie urged that most  of the passengers wore juveniles. Air.  Plowden���������How many were there ? Tho  defendant���������Seven, sir. Mr. Plowden���������  Seven I ��������� Where did you put them all���������  on the roof ? (Laughter.) The defendant���������All inside, sir. They were very  close, I'll admit, but it was just a little  party, and I, wanted to oblige. They  only averaged seventeen to twenty  years of age. Mr. Plowden���������Arid you  call them juveniles 1 I thought  you meant perambulator juveniles.  (Laughter.) " The defendant���������The  agreement was that I was to  pull up at the rank and get another vehicle, but before we got thero  we met the inspector. Mr. Plowden���������1  never heard of such a tiling in my life.  Seven must be a record number, I should  think. You seem to know no limit,  nnd would have taken fourtoen, apparently, if they had been juvenile enough.  You will be fined 5s., with 2s. costs.  RISE OF THE SQUIRREL SKIN.  HUMOR OE THE H  UR.  Have a Smile.  There once was a man from Nantucket,  Who kept all his cash in a bucket ;  But his daughter named Nan  Ran away- with a man,  And as for the bucket, Nantucket.  ���������Princetojv Tiger.  The New York Sun says that the story  of tha sudden    rise  to    popularity  of  squirrel skin in the world of dres3 this  season is not generally known. It was  brought  about  by   tho  ingenuity   of  a  Russian official.      For, years and years  certain Russian peasants in Siberia paid  their taxes in squirrel skins.   This being  an old custom,  tlio  Czar's Government  ���������did uot care to causo hardship and breed  discontent  by ohanging  it.    But  there  was little demand for Kussian squirrel  ekins.    The whole American trade took  only 20,000 skins per annum at tho low  price of 12 cents each.     The skins accumulated in the Russian Government's  warehouses in Siberia.   Thero wero millions upon  millions  of   them   piled  up  thero.   The official in question, knowing  that the skins were light in weight, soft  and warm, decided last year to test Uie  caprice of fashion in respect to them.  He went over to Paris, called upon a  famous dressmaker, and persuaded him  to use some of the skins.   The idea was  ��������� success.  Paris set the pace, English  society folk took up the fashion,  and  fashionable Americans brought the squirrel skin croze across the water to this  side.    The result in  this  country has  been that in 1002 the United States imported nearly 5,000,000 squirrel skins at  about 37 conts each wholesale, as against  20,000 at 12 cents each in  1001.    The  rest of tho world was equally liberal.  The great demand emptied the Siberian  warehouses of squirrel skins at a considerable profit.  Kow the License Act Works.  The following clippings from a London paper show in what manner the  new English licensing act is working:  ���������Charlotte E. Bruce, wifo of a night  porter, was summoned by her husband  at Westminster Police Court, under tlio  new act, for judicial separation. It appeared that the husband had had a  a terrible experience for ton years. His  wife hnd over and ovor again pawned  his homo for drink; everything had been  dono for her, and she had been forgiven  for violent assaults committed while  she was drunk. She had:heen detained  in Lady Somerset's Home. A few days  after slio wns discharged in October last  she was found drunk in Piccadilly. Mr.  Horace .Smith decreed a separation order, the husband to pay 6s. a week and  have'the custody of the children  A  separation  order was  "Do you know Mr. Fresco���������Mr. Albert  Fresco t" inquire* Mrs. Nuritch.  "No," said her husband. "Why!"  "I've got an invite to Mrs. Blugore't  garden party, and she says they're going  to dins Al Fresco."���������Philadelphia  Press.  Old Gentleman���������So you think my  daughter loves you, sir, and you wish  to marry her 7  Budleigh���������That's what I called to seo  you about. Is there any insanity in  your family T  Old Gentleman���������No, sir I And there'*  not going to be any.���������Medical Record.  Roosevelt's Development  The young housekeeper who told the  fisherman that she wanted some eels, and  when he asked her how much, replied.  "About two yards and ��������� half," has a  rival.  "I wish to get some butter, please,"  she said to the dealer.  "Roll butter, ma'am." he asked, politely.  "No; we wish to eat it on toast. W������  seldom have rolls."���������Chicago News.  Lawyer���������Have you ever seen the prisoner at the bar f  Witness���������No, sir; but I have seen hira  many times when I strongly suspected  he had been at it���������Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.  Jack, who is five years old, came homo  one day last week crying-that another  boy had hit him.  '���������Why didn't you hit him back?" ha  was asked.  "I did," he answered. "I hit him back  first."���������New York Times.  "Tills is what I call a gilt-edge investment," said the persuasive agent*.  "Yes," answered Farmer Corntossel,  "but that's just how  it was with the  fold brick I bought.    Tlio odgc3 were  ne, but the inside was a delusion and  a snare."���������Washington Star.  Fairfax H. Whcelan, who was a classmate of President Roosevelt at Harvard  College, says:   "Roosevelt came  to college a ilat-chc3ted, somewhat uiidcrsizedi  anaemic-looking fellow, with no Individ-*  uality expressed nbout liim whatever. Ha  had, I remember, prominent eyes, prominent teeth, and straggling, pale yellowi  side-whiskers.     He   first   d}islitigiii3tie���������  himsolf as a boxer, nt which art he excelled.    He always strapped a pair of!  glasses across his nose wiicn boxing, and  so skilled was he that bhey wore never  broken.    By hard, serious and faithful  exercise he at last built himself into a  brond-Bhouldercd, robust athlete.   When  he first enmn to college, Roosevelt was  a very ordinary writer.   He never held a  high mark in his written exercises, but)  yet he diligently cultivated the nrt of  writing, until now he has a creditable  list of works after his name.   Roosevelt  pros no speaker.   At one of our freshmen  class meetings he endeavored to nominate a man For president, and he oould  only    sputter   and    stammer.     Words  seemed to come too fast for hiin.   Now  he is a fluent    and forceful    speaker.  Roosevelt graduated twenty-second in hia  class, but within three years of leaving  Harvard  he  had  written  his. "War o_  1812,' was leader of his party in tha  New York Legislature, arid candidate fer  Speaker of the Lower House."  The Critical Cook.  Mistress���������But why do you want to  leave, MaryT Servant���������Why, mum, the  young ladies don't dress with any style  or taste; and wherever; I've been I've  always been used to copyin' the young  ladies; hut your young ladiea ain't wortS  copyin'.���������Ex.  Jim*���������--Say ! If you'll notice, you'll see  that most of these big Wall street men  started on a farm.  Sam���������Yes, and that is where they  learned to water stock.���������Princeton  Tiger.  m  There once was a nice young Mr.  Who loved some one else's sr.  When he asked her to wed  She just nodded her head,  So he .promptly got up an-il  he kr.  ���������Weslcyan Literary Monthly.  of telling stories of this giant nngro'3  powers. No-Iong-horn ever grew to  bffr for Lewis. Whenever he got his  rope on a steer that animal had to go  his way. He cofild catch a ble Mexican steer by the horns and drag bim  about In the corr.il as anoiher man  would handle a calf. Upon one occasion Lewis wns riding an unruly mils*  tr.r.g and upon approaching n. brldc-i-  the animal "sulked." and though The  cowboys applied quirts and ropes to  his hide with great violence he refused  to move out. of his tracks. Lewis wan  in a hurry to natch up with tho herd,  and to the amazement of his comrades  he dismounted, and coolly picking up  tho surprised mustang .in his giant  arms ho threw him ncroaa his shoulder  and carried him over the bridge.  An excursion boat with a party of  tourists on board ran aground at lhe  head of the lake a short time sine-?,  nnd while the crew was preparing to  throw out spars Lewis sprang over-'  board and putting his shoulder against  the bow of the boaE pushed her afloat  and then sprang aboard, seemingly  unconscious of the fact that he had  done something that amazed the boat's  crow and passengers.  Lewis Is hardly six feet high, but  he weighs 304 pounds, and his muscles  are as firm and unyielding as a piece  of wood. Ho says that he has always  been able to lift more than any five or  six men who were working with hlni.  that he Is stouter than any horse or  steer that he ever handled, and that  he Is not afraid of anything on cnrlh  but his wife, and sho only wnlnhs  ninety pounds.���������St. Louis GIobe-Domj-  crat.  "I have no doubt you have heard some  stories to my discredit," ho said.  "I don't liko to put it in that way,"  she quietly replied.  "How then ?" he hopefully asked.  "I have never heard any stories to  your credit," said she���������Cleveland -Plain  Dealer.  A legislator of Charlton County, Mo.,  makes the following unique explanation  of his presence in the Legislature:  "t was born under -a- tobacco leaf. '���������; I  grew up between the corn rows, and I've  got my share of hardtack and pork.  Now, by ginger, I've a thousand acres of  the best land in Charlton County, aiid  I thought I would like to got out among  the boys some. I guessed I could be  elected, and I was."  mado at  Stratford against the wife of a commissionaire. She was alleged to be an  habituali drunkard, and, asJier husband  was prepared to provide for her, the  Magistrate  granted   tho  summons.  Isoibella Evans, a married woman,  against whom three convictions for  drunkenness were proved within twelve  irionths, was before Mr..:Horace Smith  to be dealt with under thc new licensing  act. She refused to entertain thc idea  of going voluntarily to an inebriates'  home, and excitedly declared that she  would sooner go for trial. Mr. Horace  Smith: "That is where you will go, so  that you can be sent away for year3."  In sentencing nn habitual.drunkard, a  German woman named Mario Schmidt,  to three years' detention in St. Joseph's  Inebriates' Home, Mr. Denman said that  the case was an example of what happened with regard to somo of tho foreigners who came to this country. She  had been convicted for drunkenness 23  times in' two years, and had been kopt  at the public expense. She would now  be kept for another three years by tho  public. *"  At Greenwich Edwin Churchill, aged  35, no home, was proved to bo an ha'bl-  tual drunkard,- and "was ordered to be  placed on the blacklist.  At Neath Borough Police Court yesterday an application by the Chief Con-  sta.blo to have a- man who was charged  with drunkenness placed on tlio blacklist was granted. The Mayor explained  thc object of thc application, aud' tho  defendant replied: "I am very glad."  The. Mayor: "I am pleased that you  desire to reform, and I hope you will  he able to keep your good resolution."  Customer���������You're quite sure these  eggs are good ?  Grocerymau���������Well, their mother took  a first prize at-the last poultry show. If  family goes for anything they ought lo  be good.���������Now York Times.  Smarticus���������I understand one of  Straighthice's daughters is engaged in a  very questionable occupation.  Spartacus���������No 1    What is it ?  Smarticus���������"Conducting the ; query department in a newspaper.���������Baltimoro  American.  Why the Messenger Boy Ran. *  Jimmy���������Dot new kid seems ter be In  an orful.hurry.  Jerry���������Dat's all right. He ain't car-  ryin' ho message. He's goin' up to da.  news-stand ter git de. new book about  "Cross-eyed Chris, de Crafty Cracksman."  And if there is no coal to warm  Your dreary six-room flat, I  Go you and roast the janitor,  You need no coal for that.  ���������Chicago Tribune.  ness who is simply a Bllark, and cares  for nothing but his own pocket. The  poultry business is just the same ni  ���������ny other kind of business���������it must be  done ori business principles. Hono-it,  square and upright dealing is the road  to su ecus, when your customers write.!  to you for prices on fowls or eggs, give  them their money's worth every time.  If you have not got what t.h'������y waiit,lel!'  theni yours are not up to their standard. Relative to the food the fowls are  to construct the eggs out of, give theni  wholcs-iine graini. well-balanced rations, and k("<-p the Iiouhcs trie from  lice. The b'-st thiT!"j 1 have found to  free the hena from lice nnd to keep them  healthy is the following mixture:���������  Paint the roost poles with it just before  the fowls go to roost. Put a. littl_ in  thc nest boxes on the. sides ; if you put  it on the bottom thc scent will go  through the eggs : Crude petroleum, 3  quarts ; oil of tar, 4 ounces ; carboh'c  acid, crude,  1-2 pint ; bisulphial carbon, j ������go-that one of bis male servants-was  4 ounces.   Mix together and keep tight  in a can.    Shake before tiding.  The 253 hens at Maple drove Poultry  Farm last year laid 33,284 egg.?, or  about 132 ergs to each hen, and they  sold, for $61)1.74, or $2.36 in eggs for  each1 hen. The year's account is as.follows ������������������Eggs'sold for $1101.74 ; 130 hens  and 95 chicks, $77.17 ; pullets to balance'  hens that were sold and over, $14 ;  value of fertilizers, $03.25'; total,  $750.16; cost of feed, $253; prolit,  $503.16.���������Jn-mes Green, 'Maple Urovo,  Hamilton, N.Y., in Tribune-Farmer.  "Do as I tell'you." Tommy's mamma  cried. "It's nbout. time you rcnlized the  futility of struggling against, the inevitable.    Do you know wlia-t that, means '("  "Ycs'm, replied Tommy. "It means,  there's no use o' your washiil' tnv liand-i  ���������n* faco, 'enime they'll only get dirlv  again."���������Philadelphia Press.  =~A��������� farnfer-=waS;=--.Rfc--i_���������y-_-se���������hig=_vj0okj  to a carrier, and nicer weighing it in  the yard he went into the house lo  make out an invoice. Coming back he  missed a eliepup,. which hnd been standing on a shelf hi'hi-d the outer dour,  arid, glancing at tin- In-.; of wool, ho  observed that it had .-didi'leniy increased  in i'i7.e.  "Man,", he snid--to the carrier, "I  hae clean foreotte.n the weight o' that  bag.    Let's pit il on the i-n-uies again."  The carrier could, not' refuse. Being  duly weighed the bay wu* l...md to ba  heavier by the weight of the- cliec?c  inside. -A new invoice was made out,  nnd  the  i*re-*t.f������llen"carrier  went  away.  The farmer's wife rushed out to her  husband, saying that thu cheese had  been stolen.  Farmer���������Na, na,.Meg,' I hae just celt  the cheese for twa shillin's the pundl���������  English  Paper.  ��������� >  A country vicar discovered not long  in the habit of stealing his pofatoe.*!.  Ho mentioned the fact t'o .his curate, and  asked his advice. "'.Veil," replied tho  curate, "of course you must remember  what the Bible says: 'ff any man tako  away thyjcoat, let him havo thy clonk  also.' " "I see," mused the vicar. "Well,  in this case, as the man takes my potatoes, I'd better give him the sack I"  T0uTi.1t:    "You look happy."  "Couldn't be more so, stranger," replied the lanky native.  "Didn't the    lightning    strike    your  house?" '  "Yes, hit the woodpile an' split up  enough wood to last six woeks."  "How about the waterspout?" *  "Oh, that saved the old womnji ������  week's washing. Just hung thc clothes  out, an' the water did the rest. Nature is man's greatest help, stranger/*  Live Stock and Manure.  Tho manure on the farm represents  capital, but a problem to many farmers  is when to spread the manure.   If done  in tho fall, upon plowed ground, the land  may lose portions of the plant.food by  flow of water from the land.    If dono  in the spring the work comes during a  busyi period.    In such cases the  lopo-  graphv..of _the^j"^dj3Jaj"gdy^to_be con-^  sidered,  and  no plan  or method    will  apply- for all.   The circcts of liming tho  land are also frequently discussed, but  tho application of lime must be governed  by   tho  amount  of  green  material  plowed under, the 'requirements of  the  soil regarding lime and its acidity.   ,Tlie  farmers must endeavor  to study these  conditions, for too little lime may be of  no service, while too much may pause  injury.    The selection  of live stock depends  upon  the  fertility of  the farm.  fcome breeds can    forage    be'ter than  others,  some  can   find    subsistence  on  hilly land  that cannot'he plowed,  and  some require less cure than other.*! ; but  there  arc  breeds which  thrive only-on  luxuriant pasturage, and which demand  attention during all seasons of the year.  On certain farms only the active breeds  are suitable, but   on    other farms the  most profit,   is    derived by the u*,e of  -breeds that give a return for the extra  labor, bestowed.   Kvery farmer-'.must bo  caipablo of selecting*, what   he requires,  and if he is unable to do so, then  he  has something to learn    iw    a  fanner.  What each farmer    should c-ideavor to  do  is  to  intelligently   plan  in'advance  his operations for the year, lie inuy probably  learn    much    by    observing    his  neighbors, but there will be some conditions on his farm  whlt-h do not apply  to  their soils,  and  he  must solve  the  problems'.unaided.    Much benefit i-j being derived by farmers from  the work  of  the experiment    stations,    but    the  farmer should also make his fnrm  one  on whioh to ."experiment.   The information  given  from   the  stations  will   be  'Valuable and  of    grent assistance,  but  lhe many littlo    details    pertaining to  each farm cannot be anticipated by the  directors of  the srtalions,  nnd  fnrmcrs  can  therefore  not_ only  educate  themselves  by  experiments,  but  also  be  of  norvicn to the station.* by making known  their experience.���������-Philadelphia Rcee*-.'.  The Doctor���������-Yes; I understand what  ails you. You can't sleep. Take this prescription to the druggist. (Next day)���������  Good morning; you look better to-day.  Have you slept well ?  Petersen���������Like a top. I feel like a  new man.'  Doctor���������How many sleeping powders  did you take f  Petersen  (surprised)���������I   didn't   take  any.    I'"gave a"oouple of them to the'  baby.���������Dagbladen.'' -���������*..*   ���������   "What started the fight at tbe milkmen's ball?"  '.  "Some careless fool asked' one of tho  men if,he had brought his pumps with  him." -  Judge���������What pi-oof have wo that this  man is absent-minded ?  Attorney���������Why, my Lord, ho stopped  his motor car at a horse trough 1   -���������   .  Enrolling Officer���������What is your name?  - Recruit���������Owen Espy Casey.  Enrolling Officer (with evident irritation)���������Shoot a few of those initials 1 O.  N, S. P. K. C. what ?  Father (to the seven-year-old son beside him in tho deg-cart, cutting tho  whip sharply through the air)���������See,  Tommy,'how I make the horse go faster  without sinking him at all.  Tommy (in an eager tone of happy  discovery)���������Papa, why don't you beat us  that way t   0 ���������  The dog hai' been chasing his own tail  for a quarter of an hour.  "Papa," quoth Willie, "what kind of ft  dog is that ?"  "A watch dog, my son," responded tho  parent.  Willie pondered a moment.  "Well," he finallv observed, "from the  length of time it-t:ikes-him to-wind-him--  self up I think he must be a Waterbury  watch dog."���������Town and Country.  ' Mr. R. B. Adam of Buffalo has a collection of Burns manuscripts sufficient; to  make the mouth of the-collector of.such  valuables as these..water.".Mr. Adam, a  Scot and a sou of the manse, is a quiet-  going man, who pursues the tenor of his  favorite quest with great thoroughness  and perseverance. The index of his  Burnsiana would fill a: third of a newspaper column. He has the originals, in  Burns' own handwriting, of "Tain, o'  Shantor," "A Man's a Alan for A* That,"  "Flow Gently, Sweet Afton," "Thou Lingering Star With Lessening Ray," "0  Love Will Venture In," "Tho Kirk's  Alarm," and of the "Epistle to Davie."  On the experimental railroad built by  the German Government between Berlin  and Zossen a new type of express train  is to bo tested next year. The specifications require that the train shall maintain  a speed of 74 1-2 miles an hour for three  consecutive hours. In order to diminish  tho air resistance as much as possible,  tho entire train, including thc loeomo*  five, will be enclosed in a shell of sheel  steel, jointed so as to secure flexibility  in rounding curves, uniform in size from  end to end, and presenting no projections  to catch the air. The front of the engine will.be wedge-shaped, and thc  wheels will all be of the disk instead of  the spoked pattern, and will be enclosed, as far as possible, by the protecting sheath. Steam is to be the motive  power, the previous experiments having  shown-that electric motors at high speeds  unduly strain the track.    *"  Alas 1 my child, where is the pen  That can do justice to the hen?  Like royalty.she goes her way,  Laying foundations every day,1  Though not for' public buildings, yet  For custard, cake and omelette.  Or, if too old for such a'-use,  They hnve their fling nt some abuse.  As when the censure plays unlit  Upon the stage they make a hit;  Or at elections seal the fate  Of nn obnoxious candidate.  No wonder, child, we prize, the hen,  Whose egg is mightier than the pen.  ���������Oliver Hereford.  "When that boy threw stones at you,  why didn't you como and tell me, instead  of throwing.-them back?"  "Tell you 1 Why, vou* couldn't 'it a  barn doorl"���������"Ally Slopcr's Half-Holiday ."  and  and'  and  'l'i  The small son 'of a member of Congress was iniiled to a party at tho  house of a girl friend of his. He said  he didn't warit. to go.  "Why not1" asked his father. "You  generally have a.good time, don't you ?"  "Yes," replied the son, "but I guess I  don't caro to go to this'one."  The father grow insistent. "Tell; mo  the reason," he said. "I should think'  you would be crazy to go."  Tho son twisted and turned and then  he blubbered :  "I nm crazy to go, but they play no-  thin' but kissing games and my lips are  all chapped."  "Is the Turkish civil service system  like ours ?" asked a traveller in the  east of a pasha. "Are there, retiring  allowances and pensions, for instance?"  "My illustrious friend nnd joy of my  life," replied the pasha, "Allah is great;  and the public functionary who stands  in'need of a,retiring allowance when his  term of office expires is an ass I I  have spoken."���������Punch.  They  talked of Meddra,: Aurora  Flora,'  Of Mabel, and Marcia, and Mildred,  and May ;  Debated the question of Helen, Honoro*  .Clarissa,  Camilla,    and    Phyllis  ami  Pay.  Thoy thought of Marcella, Estella  Bella.;  -   Considered   Cecilia, ' Jeannette,  Tlline;  ���������Alicia, Adela, Annette, Arabella;  And Ethel, and Eunice, Hortense and  ��������� Irene.,  One' liked Theodora, another Lcndra;1  Some.argued for Edith and some for  - Elline;  For Madeline,' Adeline, Lily and Lora;  Arid then, after all, they decided   on  Jane.  ���������    ���������Illustrated Bits.   .  Ex-Congressman John Allen tells this  one abo'ut a widow in his district who  desired a 'position in the Agricultural  Department:���������  "There was no vacancy at that time,"  said he, "and'I was consequently compelled to advise my constituent that I  could do nothing for her until later. But  she persisted in her-efTorts to obtain a  position, and for two weeks thereafter  met me at every turn. One morning I  had just finished breakfast when I was  told-by the servant that sho was awaiting -me in the, reception hall. So I  assumed as pleasant a demeanor as possible, and" entering the room, said in a  sympathetic voice:���������  "(Well, my good woma?i, what news?'  "'Good nows,' she saio; 'good news,  Mr. Allen.'  "���������Well,'I said, Tm-.glnd to hear that.  And what is the good' news?'  "'Oh,' she said; 'gdbd.ncws, Mr. Allen,  good news; a woman in the Agricultural  Department died yesterday I'"���������New  York Times.  '  Mt^i^^Ri^'^j^i--j^i^^_i''": /J  "The wan light looked curiously eyrie  to ber, In her nervous and overwrought  tondttion.  She got out of bed, with the lnten-  flon of drawing down the blind.  But as she stood at the window, with  Se cord in her hand, she saw some-  ing which made hor start violently,  ind strain her eyes to see more.  Her bedroom wa3 at the back of tho  bouse.  It overlooked the wood; and. creeping down the slight eminence, under  uover of the shadow of the trees, sho  Baw two men coming towards Denelands.  The stealthlness of their movements  rnggested guilt.  Across Marjorle's mind there flashed  ������ recollection of the attempted burglary at Sir Edward Mortlinor"s house.  Were these two men the thieves, and  ftrere they coming to Denelands?  "I bad better alarm the house, at any  .  rate," was her swift thought.  But before she put it into execution  She took another look at the two men,  now scarcely a dozen yards, away, and'  In the full rays of the moon.  A shriek rose to her lips���������a shrlelc  nrhich sho repressed only by the most  ttcBparata effort, for In the men who  approached, with the gait of midnight  thieves, and carrying small bundles in  Kbelr hands, sha recognized her benefactor, Mr. Hyde, and bis eldest  nephew.  In one horrible moment the trutb  Bashed upon the anguished girl  These people were the thieves���������this  ���������Bemlngly estimable family with whom  ���������he had found a home were a gang of  Sesperate criminals, who assumed this  isguise tha better to carry out their  - schemes.  "' While she still    stood    beside   t_a  ���������Window,  a third form came  stealing  down tbe hill from the wood.  It was a man, and as he drew nearer,  the moonlight shone upon him, too.  Marjorie gave a little moan as she  recognized her lover. "  His crippled foot had been' all a pre*  Cense���������made with what- motive sha  could not guess, but doubtless for the.  furtherance of some nefarious scheme.  He was walking very quickly, running almost, as though In desperate  baste to reach tbe shelter of tha  bouse.-  Marjorie left tbe window, and sank  BBto tbe easy chair beside the bed.  A deathly falntness was stealing over  tar. She was ashy pale, and trembling  from head to foot.  ��������� new and more horrible suspicion'  _ud come Into her mind, and she felt  oleic and dixsy beneath the over-  arhelming shock of it.  If tbesa ware .indeed . a gang ot  thieves, might it not ba one ot them  [Who had murdered her father?  They were in possession of the locket What more likely than that Madeline's account ot how she had obtained lt was false, and that one of the  men beneath that roof was guilty of  Iter father's blood?  ,*____> question was���������which?  ''She asked it of herself with shudder*  _������g dread.  Surely���������oh, merciful heaven! surely  Oct Charles���������not the man she had  loved so dearly���������to.whom her young  heart had clung with such warm, trusting faith.  She remembered how vehemently  Madeline had sought to prejudice her  Blind against bim. Could it be that  ehe had done lt to keep her from fall-  ting In love with her father's murderer?  -Tbere-.was-agony-.ln-the -thought-^-  etaircase, from where she could get a  ���������view of the whole group.  . In the centre stood the elder Hyde.  ' Marjorie now saw his face for tha  flrst time without the mask of good  humor which had served so well to  disguise his villainy.  It was almost demoniacal with rage,  end he was storming and cursing in  the most horrible fashion.  It was Charles at whom his wrath  seemed chiefly directed, and who stood  silent, with folded arms and down-  bent head, without answering a word.  At the foot of the staircase stood  Edgar, his face livid, his   dark   eyes  I flaming, and beside him, clad only in  ber night-dress, was   Madeline,    her  i  long black hair streaming down to her  waist, her whole frame tremb'lng with  convulsive sobs as she wound her arms  ' round Edgar's neck, and seemed, by*  , frier gestures, to be imploring" soma-  I thing which be roughly and sternly  refused.  In a little group at the other end of  tihe hall, were the servants, whose  countenances showed plainly enough  they were the accomplices of their pretended masters.  Marjorie was alone In that, bouse  (with, a gang of thieves as cunning and  desperate as any in all England.  Suddenly Hyde said somethlne 1b a  tone of stern command, which caused  a general movement to be made towards tbe stairs.  Marjorie, her heart beating as though  Jt would leap out of her bosom wilh  fright, stole back to her chamber, and  closed-and locked tbe door.  item all now. I am the daughter of  one thief and the wife of another. 1  nm not a thief myself���������I have not fall*  en quite so low as that. But I am one  of the gang���������I have known their guilty  plans���������I have been accessory to them  all. Tho police have exempted "ue from  arrest simply because, as a wife, I  was not bound to denounce my husband's crimes!"  "A wife!" exclaimed Marjorie, In  amazement, as soon as Madeliuo  paused for breath.  "Yes, I am Edgar's wife���������or was.  God help me!    I am his widow now!"  "Then he is dead?" cried Marjorie,  In horror.  "Yes, ho Is dead," said Madeline, resuming her stony calm. "tie took  poison before the police could touch  him. He died, and I, who loved him  so���������ah, heaven! how I loved him!���������I,  even I, am thankful for It."  Her head sank upon her bosom, and  n dry, tearless sob convulsed her  frame.  Marjorie put forth her hand," and  touched her gently.  "Poor Madeline!" she said. "I am  eo sorry for you!"  At that kind word the unhappy  creature fell into a storm of agony terrible to witness.  Her tears came In a fldod, and her  frame was racked v ith sobs.  Marjorie was frightened���������never   In  ,f>Iack, bitter agony.  ��������� She buried her head among the bedclothes and shook with grief and fear.  Presently she roused herself to thinU  (and plan.  v-The clock struck one.  ' She remembered then that tt was St  Valentine's   Day���������the  anniversary  of  ber father's death.  How strange If on that very day she  ehould be fated to discover his mur-  Berer.  Half mechanically she went to tho  chest of drawers, and, unlocking the  parlous receptacles, looked for the bit  Of blue enamel.  It waa gone! The Ivory box wai  Jompty!  It could scarcely be said she was  (���������surprised at this. It only confirmed  ber terrible suspicions; and they needled little confirmation.  ��������� Of course, those desperate criminal!  JWould do away with the evidences of  itheir guilt if they could.  She, a poor unsuspecting girl, bad  been easily duped by them.  But there was a sharp sting of agony  fn the thought that lt was Charles who  (had asked her where she kept the bit  !pf enamel.  She could not doubt that hla was tha  (hand which had stolen tt.  ) As she sat on the edge of ber bed In  l_n agony of grief, her hands clasped,  (ber pale Hpb moving in a convulslvo  Jeppeal to heaven for strength, sho  [beard sounds below���������voices raised in  (fierce anger, and mingled with a wo-  ���������man's sobs.  Flinging a dark dressing-gown round  lher  trambllng form,  she opened her  |chamber door very softly and listened.  The voices came from the hall bo-  low.  >    She advanced a step or two, slowly���������  slowly, until aha reached tha top of tbo  Scarce had sha done this, however,  before a frenzied shriek from Madeline made her venture forth again.  She heard strange voices���������she heard  one, loud, stern, authoritative voice exclaim���������  "Consider yourselves under arrest,  everyone of you. Attempt to movo  and I fire!"  ���������_A horrible fascination drew her to  the top of the stairs again; and now  Ehe saw that a crowd of constables���������  ten or a dozen at least���������thronged tne  ball.  A cry from Madeline made her look  at Edgar Hyde.  He was In the act of flinging away a  small phial, which he had just raised  to his lips and drained to the dregs.  The next moment he sank,' with a  heavy thud, upon the tiled floor of the  ball.  "Good God!* he's poisoned himself!"  exclaimed one of the policemen, while  Madeline's shrieks rang all-through the-  bouse.  Someone stooped over him and  raised bim, but the other policemen  cooly secured their prisoners.  The handcuffs were put on Charles  Hyde almost at onco.  Marjorie saw this with a bursting  (heart, then a merciful Insensibility  overwhelmed her���������she fell tainting to  tbe floor. ^  !*y?-~* CHAPTER XT. ' vJ*^  Madeline's Story.  When she recovered consciousness  she was lying on her bed, and Madeline was bending over ber witb a race  bo white, so haggard, so drawn with  misery, that, for a moment, Marjorie  scarce recognized lt,  "Madeline!" she murmured, faintly,  reaching out her hand, "What is '.lie  matter?   What has happened?"  And then a recollection of '".Mat fearful scene In the hall swept over her  numbed brain.  She moaned, and buried her face In  the bed clothes.  Madeline sat silent and rigid in the  chair beside tbe bed.  She seemed to have no word to say-  either #w' comfort or of exp.anatlon.  Presently Marjoria raised herself,  and looked at har.  "Madeline, why don't you speak to  me?   I am miserable as well as you.  Tell me���������oh, tell me all   the   iruth!  (Those people���������are they all th. .*vo_?"  "Yes.",  Tho monosyllable fell from Made-  lino's pale lips slowly, and as thong.  lt hurt her.  "And you " Marjorie began, then  stopped suddenly, not knowing how to  frame the question.  "What am I? you would say," exclaimed Madeline, passionately. "Oh.  don't scruple to ask what questions  you choose, Marjoria.   I vlll nuswer  tier life bad she witnessed aucb emotion as this.  But lt did good.  It was more nrtural than that stony  calm, and outraged nature was appeased by It.  Beneath Marjorle's sympathy and  tenderness the wretched Madeline grew  calm .at last.  ���������nd then, in a broken voice, she be-  ���������ran to try to tell ber ber whole sad  (Btorv.  "My father"���������and she' shuddered as  ���������__.e spoke that word���������"has been a thief  ever since I was a little child. But I  bave not lived with him all my*llfe.  My mother and he had quarreled, and  I lived with her until she died. Then  I was sixteen, and my father fetched  _as to live with bim. He told me be  wanted me In his business and, little  by little, I began to see what that business was.  "He was no common thief. Marjorie,  there was a diabolical cunning and  cleverness in all he did. I had been  well educated���������as. indeed, he himself  was���������and be wanted me to help him to  get the entree Into the great houses he  meant to rob. This T would never do,  nnd he was fearfully angry with me,  for he had a frightful temper when  roused, for all his' bland, pleasant  looks. He said he wanted a woman  In the business, and when I kept resisting be planned , a cruel thing to  ���������bring me to his will."  w"What was it?" aaestloned Marjorie.  "He threw me into the company ot  Edgar Monson���������for Edgar's name was  not Hyde. .1 must tell you; he was not  my.father's nephew, ne relation at air,  "neither la Charles, Edgar's brother.  IThey were both simply members of  tbe gang."  Again she paused, then went on In  a broken voice, arid witb many tears:  "I know now that Edgar was deliberately set to employ every artifice to  make me love him. He was represented in tbe best light to me. He won my  sympathy, and, at last, my heart. How  ���������I loved him I could never tell you! ' I  think that never in this world has man  been loved by woman as he was loved  by me. Well, I married him���������not quite  n year ago. He swore he would break  ,wllh the gang, .reform, go abroad witb  me, 'and live an honest life. I believed him���������and a week after the .mar-  triage he laughed and boa. 'ed of the  truse he had adopted to bind .me to  bim*! I remember bis very words���������  they burnt themselves into my Heart,  "No! No! .my pretty one," he said.  l*It is you I am going to reform. I am  going to so train you that you shall.be  (the queen and head of the cleverest  iand richest gang of thieves -in Kng-  Hand.'  "He did not do that, Marjorie. Try  as he might, he could not bend me to  bis will. I hated and dreaded their  ���������vile pursuits too much for that.   But 1  lyou fall In love with him."  Again an  Involuntary    exclamation  burst from Marjorle's lips.  She    saw the whole vile plot   now  from beginning to end.  i  Her  cheek    crimsoned,    and    theh  again turned pale.  ) "J did all I could, Marjorlo, to savt*.  iyou from the scare," said Madeline,  '���������gazing on her very mournfully. "I  ���������dared not betray them, I dared not toll  you ths truth, but you reraer*ber how,  whenever I could, I warned you against  Charles. I hinted to you over and  over again that he was unworthy ol  your love."  ' "Yes, I remember," acknowledge.*!  Marjorie; "and I thank you. It was  not your fault that I wouldn't take  your warning. Oh, Madeline, If I had!  It I only had!'.'  And then, unable to bear her m!sor>  iwlth calmness, sho gave way utterly,  and broke into tears.  "Dear Marjorie, don't grieve for him.  He Isn't worth one thought from your  pure heart. Forgive me, darling, that  I didn't tell you all the truth In time."  "I have only myself to blame," sobbed Marjorie. "You warned ma  enough, I ought to-fcave believed you."  After a time she calmed herself, and  turned to Madeline with gentle resolution.  . "Go on, Madeline    oll'me all."  "There is ~ot mu*-_ more to tell���������not  much that you can't guess at, or that  you don't already" know. Last, week  they made an attempt on 'Mortimer  House. It failed, and they resolved to  try again, so bold and desperate they  I/ere. They made the effort again; it  tailed; they were pursued, although  ihey thought they had got clear away,  and were' followed here. In my heart  I had felt sure that would be the end  of it. Something-within me.seemed to  prophecy lt would come to this."  "Madeline, you were imploring something from���������from Edgar in the drawing-room before you came to bed. I  beard you by accident. What was it  fou were asking him. dear?"       '  "To give, up ths plan, not to go ou.  -to-night; I told him how full my heart  ���������das of the belief that lt would end In  something terrible. I intreated him.  If not for myse I. yet tor the sake of  tis unborn child."    -N  "His child!" exclaimed Marjorie,  With a sudden burst of tender pity.  "Oh. Madeline!"  "Yes. Marjorie. I have that-to look  forward to. You may judge whether I  look forward to It with'joy. I hope my  baby will die. Why should lt live,  vpoor Innocent? A murderer's child!"  ' "Madeline!" said Marjorie, in a low,  awe-struck whisper. "Was it he���������  your husband���������who killed my father?"  Madeline answered with a deep,  heart-breaking sigh.  She could not speak.  "Then that was what you meant  when you said you might, -some day,  ask me to give you a life for a life,"  cried Mar-jorlo. "You -Were thinking  of him���������of what might happen if I discovered bla crime." f  "Yes. that waa what I meant. Ob,  Marjorie, what I bave suffered! Ever  since yon recognized that locket, my  life has been an agony. I bad never  dreamed ha bad murder on bis bouI;-  desperate tbougb i knew.bim to be, I  bad never suspe-cUd VmA   Tou, per**  "What!" ���������cried' the labor leader, as  he entered She house. "No supper  yot!" "No," replied his wifo calmly.  "You will recall that 1 began work nl  C o'clock this morning. "What has  that to do with It?" he demanded,  "my eight-hour, watch expired at 2  o'clock this afternoon," sho answered.  ���������Chicago Post  "Yes," said Mrs. Mlnlngcamp; "I Induced my husband lo go to Monte  Carlo, and ho lost half his fortune..  I'm very thankful." "Thankful?"  "Yes. Ho was beat on having himself elected senator. Why, ho wouldn't  have had a dollar left!"���������Puck.  "People generally haven't much  sense." "What do you nieauV" "Why  when I was too sick to eat-, all my  friends sent me lots of fruit and other  dolicucles, but by the lime I could eat,  thoy all quit."���������Chicago ltccord.  Mrs. Wiggles���������I noticed that your  husband put ten dollars on the plate-  nt church Sunday. Mrs. WnggiV.**;'���������  Yes; I noticed it, too. He must have  done an awful mean thing in business  to somebody last week.���������Somervillo  Journal.  Servant���������Shall I leave the hall lamp  burning? Mrs. .Tagesby���������No; Mr. Jag*  gsby won't be home until daylight, lie  kissed me five times before he left  this morning, and gave me $20 for a  new bonnet.���������Chicago News.  "They say the cheap magazines may  have to be discontinued, because the  price of paper has gone up." "Indeed? Who is responsible for the  rise?" "Oh, I suppose some philanthropist"���������Life.  "Have you a family tree?", they asked. She laughed in a calm, supercilious way. "A family tree!" she exclaimed. "One family tree! ��������� Why, we  have Just bought a plantation that has  no fewer than eight orchards."���������Chicago Evening Post.  Mr. Dopps���������Mrs. Dopps, your new  frock is trailing on the ground. Mrs.  Dopps���������I don't care If lt Is. I'm not!  going to hold it up until I get a silk  petticoat.���������Indianapolis Journal.,  "How did you finally break youi  husband of smoking in the parlor?"  . . "I threatened *to make a smoking  Jacket for him myself If he didn't  quit."���������Hartford Courant.  First Chicken���������Me father came from  Shanghai. , Second - Chicken���������Huh!  that's nothing. Me mother was an oil  stove from Paris.���������Frank ��������� Leslie.  . To the Individual worth $250,000.  one little 25 cent piece is a quarter of  a million. If you do not see the point  immediately, think it over���������it's thero.  ���������Chicago News.  Friend���������They say that our campaign  material Is a pack of malicious, lies.1  Politician���������Not exactly! . It's a mixture of malicious lies and malicious  truth.���������Puck.  "Do you believe that the meek shall  Inherit the earth?" ."Well, lt stands  to reason they never can get lt unless  by Inheritance."���������Town Topic. &  'T_i������ Vacillations of Phyllis,  "Mrs. Smith has offered me a seat for  the Lord Mayor's procession," announced  Phyllis at lunch. "It's very sweet of her;  but I can's .make up niv mind wucther to  go or not."  "Don't you want to see it?"   I asked.  "I don't  know  that I do," she said i  doubtfully, "and yet it would be rather i  nice in a way.   Do you think I ought to i  go?"   When she siaks my opinion thus, j  1 know that she inclines to the other ''  side of the question,    lint as yet I was  not quite sure which it was.  "I should please mvself, if I were  you," I answered safely.  "I should like to go'," she murmured,  looking pensively at the claret decanter,  "hut 1 don't think 1 will after all."  "Why not?" I_asked, not so much  that I thought her answer would be of  impurtniicc, as that I like to hear her  discussing a knotty point.  "There'll be such a crowd," she said,  "nnd I'm sure I don't know how to get  there." b  "Whcre is 'there' ?" I enquired.  "The Temple, 1 think it's called," said  Phyllis, much as if she had mentioned  Valparaiso or Timbuetoo.  "Have yoir got to get there all by  yourself J" I asked.  "Oh, no," she said. "I'm to meet tho  Smiths at Baker Street, nnd we go by  Underground."  '"Then that disposes of Die difficulty  of gelling there," I observed.  "Do you think Mr. Smith knows tho  way?" she asked.  "Probably; he is a barrister," I returned. Phyllis moved back to her next  trench.  "But there will be a crowd all the  same," she objected.  "There may be something of a crowd,"  I admitted, "but that will not matter  if you start early." She considered the  pomt.  '"I don't think the Smiths are the sort  of people who would start very early,"  she said meditatively.  "Well, if you feel at all nervous I  shouldn't go," I advised.  "All the same it seems a pity to miss  the opportunity," she continued. "And  it isn't as though I should have to start  at five in the morning," she went on; "it  doesn't begin till eleven."  Her brow became slightly contracted.  "Do you think it will be worth see*  A TOTTERSNG  WREG!  LITTLE CLASSICS.  )  went on loving him���������I couldn't help  myself. I loved him even though I  coon saw be had ceased to care fot  me. Oh, whal I have * suffered���������oh,  Marjorie! Marjorie!"  Again she was convulsed with sobs,  end again Marjorie soothed her with  ���������all the tender sympathy a* woman's  (heart can show a sister in distress.  After a few minutes bad thus passed, she resumed her narrative:  "We came here���������to this house-  about six weeks ago. Their object was  to rob Sir Edward Mortimer. All the  plate and jewels are kept on the premises there, and they expected a more  than ordinarily rich booty.  "To achieve this, no expense was  /spared. This bouse was taken furnished; the servants were all members  of the gang. We had been here only  ��������� short time, when he���������my fatjher���������  met with you. He had always said  (that a '-'oman, young, and beautiful,  and well-educated, would be Invaluable  to them; and lt was his purpose to try  to win you over. He showed you an  advertisement which he pretended was  bis, and you believed him and came."  1 "Ah!" exclaimed Marjorie, In horror.  !"Who could have suspected that a man  ���������who looked and spoke as he did, could  (have been so vile!"  "His pleasant countenance has been  fcls capital always," said Madeline, bitterly, "and he has traded on It to tha  ���������uttermost With a view to Impressing  ^���������ou favorably, be has assumed the appearance of great benevolence and  ���������piety; and this would have continued  ���������till he felt you were In bis power.  1 "You were so young and so coni4  (pletely friendless that he made sure of  ���������winning you over In the end. You  ���������were to be tricked, as I was, through  your affeotlons. Charles had orders to  _U> r^rything l_ bis power to make  baps, remember that, the very next  day, I was taken ill���������so 111 that I  couldn't get up. It was the anguish of  my mind that threw me into a fever.  I have been in misery ever since���������In  bourly misery and dread."  "And you are sure ho was guilty!*  ' "He-confcssed'it- beforo_he died,"  Wailed Madeline. "Oh, Marjorie, how  .can you be so tender to me, his  wretched widow? Your kindness kills  me���������lt breaks my heart!"  For Marjorie had got her arms  round her now, and was pillowing her  bead upon her own aching heart.  "Surely," she said, within -herself,.  with a cruel pang, "we are sisters in  misery, we two. She told nre lt would  be better for me to die than to glvo  my love to one who was unworthy. I  did not heed her then; but, oh, I feel  Jt now!"  ' Aloud she  said,    very softly    an_  sweetly:  "Did you not risk your life for mine*!  And are we not sisters in suffering?  Oh, Madeline!"  And then those two unhappy creatures clasped each other more closely  still, and mingled their tears together,  ^rvjp"-      CHAPTER XII.  St. Valentines Day.  Terribly dawned that St. Valentine's  Day for Marjorie.  When tbe sun rose she was stand*  Ing beside ber bedroom window, looking' mournfully across ths frozen  lake, and feeling half tempted to wish,  ehe bad found her death there.  Life was so full of misery. Thero  (Was nothing to hope for.  Her heart was aching with a dull,  dreary pain, as she thought of the  frank, smiling face she had loved.so  well; and, apart from that source ot  misery, what wis to become of horT  (Where was she ,*? go?  She could not even be sure that sh*  might not -, et be arrested as aa accomplice of tbe thieves.  XTo be ContinuedJ  The man who does immortal work,  develops himself. Here have I, living  In Norway,' been trying to grow a palm  tree because I saw that African palms  were good. And each new frost-cut  down afresh my poor, puny sprout  My wretched seedling had to contend  with a great, strofiS,'frost-defying plna  that* kept springing up. It has only  recently dawned'on me that I must  grow my own pine. It is the timber  tor my soil. What a tree I might have  had new bad I realized this ten years  ���������go! This Is, tlren, my theory; I bave  something which no one else in the  world has. It may be a little thing,  but it Is mine. It is my pine tree, and  I must grow lt, lt will, at least, be always a living thing.���������Ernest Selon-  fThompson.  Every good act Is charity. Giving  water to the thirsty Is charity; removing stones and thorns from the road is  charity; exhorting your fellow men to  virtuous deeds is charity; smiling in  your brother's face Is charity; putting  a wanderer in the right path Is char*������  lty. A man's true wealth Is the good  he docs In this world. When he dies,  mortals will ask, "What property has  he left behind him?" But angels will  inquire, "What good deeds hast thou  sent before thee**"���������Mohammed.  The community has   no bribe   that  __!_'_.__��������� n?P_._i____e_man. You mav_  raise money enough to tunnel a mountain, but you cannot raise money  enough to hire a man who Is minding  bis own business. An efficient and  valuable man does what he can.  whether the community pay him for it  or not. The incfllcient offer their Inefficiency to the highest bidder nnd are  forever expecting to be put Into oflice.  ���������Henry David Thorcau.  If in youth the universe Is male's-  tically unveiling, and everywhere  heaven revealing itself on earth, nowhere to the young man does this  heaven on earth so immediately reveal  Itself as in the young maiden.���������Thomas Carlyle.  With every exertion the best of men  ran do but a moderate amount of good;  but its eems in the power of the most  contemptible individual to do Incalculable mischief.���������Washington Irving.  Be frank and explicit. That Is the  right line to take when vou wish tot  conceal^ your own mind and to confuse the mind of others.���������Beacondeld.  For thy life is bur way. and by tha  path of holy patience we walk toward  thee, who are our crown.���������Thomas a  Kempts.  Women, like men, may be ocrstmd-  ed to confess their faults; but their  follies, never.���������Alfred de Mussat.  Courage consists not In blindly overlooking danger, but in seeing lt, and  conquering lt.���������Jean Paul Richter.  Ood is so great that he communicates  greatness to tbe least thing that Is  tone tor his service.���������John Wesley.  Why all this toil for triumphs of au  hour?  What though we wade In wealth   or  soar In fame,  Earth's highest sta'ton ends in "Hore  he Ilea."  And "Dust to dust" concludes ber no-  Wast so_g. ���������Young.  ing?" she asked.  "I think you would enjoy it," I said.  Her face became more doubtful.  "It seems a lot of trouble to take  just for a procession," she said, thoughtfully, "and it isn't as though I had never  seen, one before."  "You have certainly seen others," I  agreed.  "Much better ones," she continued.  '|And Mrs. Rogers won't have sent home  my new frock by then." She shook her  head  with  decision. '  "Of course, if you have really nothing  to .wear"���������I borrowed a phrase of her  own���������''you can't.go:- But as you don't  want to goiit doesn't matter/does it?"  "I shouldn't like to seem ungrateful  to Mrs. Smith," she went on, disregarding me.. "Still, if I write at once she  will have plenty, of time to get someone else to go. ��������� Besides, I should not like  to feePthat I was depriving another per-'  son of pleasure."  Phyllis's unselfish scruples are so curiously  interwoven  with   her  system  of  reasoning that I uttered  no  comment  on this aspect of the case.      i  ��������� "And I don't think Mrs. Rogers could  possibly have it done in time.     No, I  think I will send a pretty little note to  Mrs. Smith, to thank, her and tell her  how sorry I am I can't come."  ,   "Glad you've made up your mind," I I  said.  .She looked.at me innocently.  "I  think 'I'm  deciding  rightly, don't  you?" she questioned.  "Without doubt," I answered.  i Weak    and    Shattered  Nerves   Are   Rapidly  Restored to Health.  South American Nervine-;  Three out of every four people wha  suffer from chronic and incurable  diseases do so because of a disordered  nervous system. The Qreat South  American Nerve Tonic���������not a medi*.  cine, but a physiological nerve food-r  restores vigor to thc nerves and reconstructs the worn-out tissues. Cures Lost  Appetite, Loss of Flesh, Headache, Pal������  Dilation of the Heart, General Debility,  Liver and Kidney Disease, Colds an?  Coughs. Nervous Prostration and all  other diseases of the nervous system.  A. Vv". Stephens, a prominent business  man of Stratbaven, Ont., writes as foN  lows: "I was a total nervous wreck. I  almost despaired of ever recovering my  healih, until I followed a friend's advice  and tried The Cirest South American  Nervine Tonic. In a miraculously  short time, 1 was entirely well."  A Sallow, Muddy Complexion.  If your kidneys are not in proper condition, your skin will soon tell the tale.  South American Kidney Cnre restores  normal health condition, clears tbe skin of  every discoloration.   Relief in six hour*-.  MaS5  Phyllis tells me that they found their  seats, without difficulty, and that'she  has seldom enjoyed a Procession more.  He���������Are Miss Simson and Miss Tim-  kins good friends ?  She���������1 should say not. Why, they  couldn't be more bitter enemies if they  ���������sang together in the same church ohoir.  ���������Chicago Daily "News.  A Yorkshire doctor wa** summoned to  a man whose ease lie could only pro-  nounce not hopeless. He gave instructions as to the medicines tliat would at  least give relief, and said that he would  observe the result on his next visit. " The  wife of the sick man enquired, quit*  properly, about what the1 charge would  be, and if it included,the medicine., "No,"  replied the physician; "that you must  buy at the chemist's." "And ii you come  again will you charge?" "Yes, certainly."  The woman turned to the suffering man.  "Do you hear that, Bill?" she demanded.  "Dee like a mon; never wear thy* brass-  that way."  In Washington a Populist'senator, full*  of the majesty of his position, submitted  his grave face to the barber's razor, and.  a^_he looked at lhe old darky, said to* ���������  him: "Uncle, you must have met with a.  great many of the men of the past���������iny  predecessors in the Senate; many-of  them have occupied the same chair  which I now fill." "Yas, boss, that's so*:  a good many of 'em. You somewhat resemble Daniel Webster yourself, boss."  The Populist senator raised himself up,  and, throwing tlie cloth off from around  his neck, said: "What part of my head  is it, uncle? Is it my brow, or whatr*  "Xo, boss; 'tain't nuflin like that. It'a  your bref."  Robert Pmkerlon tell.-* a story of h_r  father, the founder of the detective agency, which illustrates the elder Pinker-  Ion's caution. A noted criminal was detained in Pinkcrton's Chicago office. Tho  elder Pinkerton left the room and when  he returned took the precaution of holding a revolver in front of him ready for  use. Ue saw the criminal standing bribe door with a snuff-box he had pickec "  up from Pinkerton's desk in his hand. ,  "This is good snuff," affably remarked'  thc crook as he took a sniff. - "For. tha  eyes or the nore?*' uskedPinkcrton, who-  knew that the crook had intended to-  blind him in an effort to escape. "Well,*"  remarked the criminal, "I'm sorry to say.  that tbe nose gets it this time."  v*. rsi*���������_���������b_������������������_*.���������Bw.sts"4.rs���������sstys_***_ocsq q  Kidney Pills Did for Him  Story ef a NovaScotis-Manwho had  Almost Given Up Hope of ever  being Well Again.  American as She is Spoke  I had, the other day, says Marshall __  Wilder, the following conversation .as  Sherry's with an Englishman who had  just arrived in this country:  "You Americans," observed the Briton,  "have a most peculiar way of twisting;  the Knglish language."  "How so?" I asked.  "Well, take this turkey, for example.  You call it turkey here, don't you?"  "Yes."  "In England we call it fowl."  "I know you do."  "Xow, if "you'd like a bit of the leg,  you'd ask for  the dark meat, wouldn't  you?"  "Yes."  "And if you'd want a bit of the breast  you'd ask for the light meat, wouldn't  vou?"  "Yes."  That's very awkward," added the Londoner.   "Fancy   a   man   calling   on   his  sweetheart-- and- saying:���������-Sophie,��������� you���������  come here and sit on my dark meat and  put your head on my light meat'!"  Every married man is a hero to somo  bachelor.  ���������it  Central Economy, N. S., Feb- 16.���������  (Special).���������"I feel as if Dodd's  Kidney Pills    had saved me    Irom    thc  grave," is the way T. C. Marsh,    ol  this  place,  talks  of  those wonderful  exterminators of the pains and aches  arising from Diseased Kidneys.    And  Mr.  Marsh should know whereof    he  speaks..   He was under the    doctor's  care for  Kidney Complaint for some  time, and, despite their efforts, continued to grow worse. He was almost  in despair when a friend advised   him  to uso Dodd's  Kidney Pills.  In such  a severe case the   progress   towards  recovery was naturally slow,    but he  persevered, and now he feels justified  in using     the strong    words quoted  above. Mr. Marsh  thus descrives his  case:  "I was under the doctor's care, but  didn't seem to get any better, only  worse. I was advised by a friend  to use Dodd's Kidney Pills. After I  had used them for a time I began  to feel a difference, and I never, stopped till I had used 22 boxes. I suppose I still have to use something as  long as I live, but I feel as if Dodd's  Kidney Pills had sa\ed me from the  grave.  "I have recommended Dodd's Kidney Pills to everyone because of what  they have done for me."  _  GOOD NEWS  FOR SORE  NOSES!  ACNEWS CATARRHAL POWDER    I  wins���������the only one of them all that waa ^  and is a cure. Beats all others in the first \  five minutes. ,  Begins to cure instantly and does not t,  stop until its work is done. Colds, head* 4'  aches, put out of the way. |  Means a certainty of pure breath, easy }  breathing, blood purified, defects of hear- {  ing relieved, am] avoidance of pulmonary J  disease.  ���������Capt. Be*} Connor, of Toronto, radleall-f cured ot  Cat���������rrbtl Deafness of 12 years' standing, writes:���������  "Sometime ago I procured Dr. Agnew's Ca������ .  tarrba! Powder, and it bis cured me entirely,   t  can to-daj bear as good as ever."  Don't have a single blotch on your akin  when Dr. Agnew's Ointment will cur*  any and all disfiguring skin diseases.  And if you suffer with Piles, while 'tis  in the house you suffer no more. Price*  35 cents,. _ St  ' vfl ** ������*'$*^*^^i*!&!!***2fXatm <*!  *H>*^,***mi>*a.ra#Li*in  ���������������.*m*^,a^*_s-w������-Bo������aw_^  ITS GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION,  ITS LUMBERING, MINING  AND RAILROADING,  WILL MAKE REVELSTOKE  The Largest City in the Interior of  British Columbia.  WIS   WISH   TO   CALL  THli   ATTENTION   OK   SPECULATORS  to the Fact that Great Opportunities Exist to Make Money in Real  Estate. Lots that sold four yeajs ago for $50 arc worth to-day $1,500  and values in the future will increase more rapidly than in th. past.  THE  SMELTER  TOWNSITE  CONTAINS THE VERY CHOICEST BUSINESS  LOCATIONS  IN THE CITY OF REVELSTOKE.  Special Inducements Offered to Home Builders  We have given you the tip.  Don't fail to take advantage of it.  T TP'WTQ "RT_r_Q   local agents,  jLllLl W ������0   JD-tt-UO. REVELSTOKE, B. C.  3  3  I  riiiiiiiUaiUiUiUiiiiiiiiii*^  Revelstoke Herald and  Railway Men's Journal.  Th.uiwd.vy, Ai'itiL ail. 1903.  ST. GEORGE'S DAY.  "A St. Geoige' was tlio battle ei-y  that roused the ardour of England's  nrcliei-s mid men at arms, when,  centuries ago, tliey fou-*lil against the  llower of French chivalry. At Agin-  courr, Crecy and Poictievs this slogan  was the watchword of victory, and  Englishmen the world over are today  celebrating the festival of St. George  their patron. Nut only is the occasion,  however, memorable on this accoiit.  but it is also the anniversary of the  death of Shakespeare, who died on the  23rd of April, 1010. Time may eventually' merge in the wider sphere of  empire the racial characteristics of the  nations living under the Union Jack,  and cause the festivals of tlieir patron  saints to fall into desuetude, but as  long as time endures, Shakespeare, the  Bard of Avon, will be one of the  brightest figures in the literary history  of the world.  DENY IT, MR  MAIL!  The Mail has been holding up Hon.  "W. C. Wells as the -best Chief C-.'iu  missioner B. C. ever had.*' Can tlie  Mail deny:���������  1. That Mr. Wells deliberately lied  to the House on March 21st, 1902.  2. That Bill No. S7 of 1002 was an  attempt to  engine*?--  a gigantic give  -awa*j*^a3^Uie--C-hie_=1Coiiijiu*^i__i__jKid_  luen checkmated by the recission of  the Order in Council of 4t.li Sept. 1001.  3. That* the Mail's description of  Mr. Wells' ofllcial actions is totally at  variance with the facts.  Our readers are rei|iie*-ted to carefully consider the appalling array of  facts given in the article headed  '���������Oligaiitic Give Away," appearing in  another column.  PRIOR. DEFYING THE LAW.  The Premier seems to be so busily  engaged in wire pulling for support  that he has* no time to att-end to the  business of the so called "Department"  of Mines, .lie does not appear to  realize that there is no "Department"  of Mines, and also that bis recent  creation of a Deputy Minister is perfectly illegal. If Col. Prior will take  thetronble to look at the "Department  of Mines Act, ISO!),'* he will find that,  the statute in question does not come  into force until proclaimed by the  Lieutenant Governor in Council. Such  proclamation has never been made,  and as the same Act is the only one  ���������providing for a Deputy Minister, the  Order in Council appointing Mi-.Tol*  mie is not worth the paper it is  written on.  If the Premier will condescend to go  further in the kindergarten work of  learning the provisions nf the Statutes  governing his branch of the public  service as Minister of Mines, he will  also discover (vide "Bureau or Mines  Act") that the Provincial Mineralogist  ii charged with all correspondence,  and that the removal of this work  from his control is a direct violation  of the act in question.    If it is considered advisable, as i.s probably the case,  that the Mineralogist .should be relieved of clerical duties hi Victoria, legislative sanction for Ihe change must be  given by amendment to the Act. Such  juggling'with the will of the Province,  as set   out   in the statutes, would  be  permitted nowhere else. ���������  Of   course, we   realize   there was 11  nigger   in   the   I'once    regarding   the  appointment in <*iu>$t.tou.    In addition  to Mr.  Hobevtson's political pap campaign in  Norlh Victoria, other forces  had to be invoked  to burke thu will of  the electorate.     Mr. 1*1. P. Tolmiu was  coi.sidered   to   have* a   ''pull" in that,  constituency and devoted considerable  time   to   electioneering.      Hut lie was  unable to deliver  the  goods, and this  venal excuse   for   foisting him on the  public purse   can   no longer be urged  even by the   strongest   Priorite.    We  know,   also,   that  there  are   certain  families at,  the   cap'ital   who consider  they have a right, by prescription, to  a, good fat living in the public employ,  but, in spite of  this, we think  that if  such  positions  are  created,   or    fall  vacant, they   should   be   filled by the  promotion of those already in the civil  service.    The secretary of the Bureau  of   Mines   was   the   proper person to  receive   the  appointment, if  decided  upon and   the   proper  enabling steps  were taken.   This pushing of political  heelers into positions of prominence,  and thus curtailing chances of promotion   in   the   public   employ can only  result in weakening the ambition of all  civil servants, who  find tlieir years o'  faithful service ignored at the will of a  scheming  politician.      At all   events,  there is no necessity for both a Deputy  .Ministe.iiiVi^__S_______l*iLthe so-called  ���������'Department'' of Mines, and on."of  them should he asked for his resignation. And the present Deputy Minister would be the proper one. Since  above was written Col. Prior has  learned his tirst lesson. But still the  duulitv of ollice overseers remains.  locked out and the government is in a  quandary what to do about it. A  suggestion has been niiid'e to prosecute  the employers for breach of the award  but they have an unanswerable reply  ���������" When we employ cabinet makers  we will pay the rate awarded, but  we don't need any at piesent." The  employees, also, on many occasions  are dissatisfied wilh the Act in  question. The Olago Daily Times  ���������says of 1an await) made last February,  on an application of the carpenters  of Wellington to settle the matter of  wages:���������  "The court fixed the iniiiiinini wage  ntls.-Id. pur hour and lhe carpenters,  rebelled at once, voting thai the court  was un worthy the confidence of Ihe  workeis, attacking the president with  personal abuse, and going far into the  consideration of a proposition to "pick j  up their tools" and leave their work;  rather than accapt the award."  Further than this,  Tom Mann,   the!.  English     labor  leader, in    a     recent  interview   in  the. Sydney  "Worker  .says:    " The Typographical Union  of) jjahvey; jrCARTKX _ PINKHAM  disgusted  legislation upon sivh line**, and also  that the l'nd of romp ilsnry ai-hili-a  tion.is being exposed by every rail-  wiiymen's union. The question is a  vital one to the workers, and, with no  uncertain voice, should they be heard  in condemnation of legislation that is  false in ils Jiame, injurious in its  effects, antl more than all. is a channel  whereby the dignity of British Ciiiuts  has been brought into disrepute. In  an early issue we shall take the  opportunity of further discussing the  question, having particular reference  to other proposals for reducing the  increasing friction between capital  and labor.  HOfl HOTEL  FIRST CLASS $2  PER DAY HOUSE  Choice Brands of Wine a, Liquors  and Cigars.  J. LAUCHT0N, Prop. JS**.  ���������p  IS)  S(^^-S'(-S'*������(^1-S|(S'*S'::^'%1!  #S=* UNION ������-___afcf 'j  Cigar  Factory  If  KKVKLSTOKE,   B.C.  <������  H. A. BROWN,   Prop. M  Jas. I. Woodrow  TfrUTQHER  LEGAL  E SIA PTHE *.- SCOTT.  J.M.  Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.  Kevelstoke, B. C.  oti,il.A.,_L.B.   W.ile V.lcMalslre.M.A  . " 1  COMPULSORY  ARBITRATION  Compulsory arbitration stands out  prominently among those fads whicli  have a certain plausibility, but the  fallacy of whose pretensions is apparent upon careful consideration. Much  has been said and written about legi**-  U'.tion of this kind being a p.inacfp.i  fur all the troubles arising between  capital and labor, but even a. cursory  glanceatlhelaws underlying economic  questions shows that, so-called compulsory arbitration is wrong, for throe,  among many other reasons.  In the first place, it is impossible to  enact legislation alVecting the labor  market that is absolutely compulsory  in its action. It is easy to say to an  employer, " you shall pay such and  such wages," but S'.ich a'lavv must be  subject, to the 1111 wi ilten proviso, "pro*  vided you don't want to close your  factory." Xhis has been well shown  recently in New Zealand, the birth  place of the fad. In that colony the  court of arbitration decided that  cabinetmakers in furniture factories  should receive certain rates of pay.  What has been the result? The  employers aver that such rale will  entail a loss and have declared their  intention of importing all furniture  ready made.   The employees are now  "Wellington,   N. /... is   so ...������������������   *'with the result of a recent award, 1  " that itis stated that the Union is J  "taking steps to get its registration!  *'under the Act cancelled.*' . j  .  The last quotation at once sugges'..-*-  the second grave defect in the law  in  question.    Only members of registered  employers'and employees' unions <an  invoke its provisions, and nothing has!  been     done     towards     forcing  such j  registration.    In Australia non-union*  men are not bound by awards  under  the Act, although in New Zealand,   by  an amendment of 1801, they are bound  to act in obedience to the award of the  Court before which  neither they  nor  their    representatives     can     appear.  _vlanyufiLthe__iipsL_j__i__5'-'���������''J _,!__'''*  unions distrust the Compulsoi y Arfii--"  tuition Act so much that, they have  refrained from registering. In South  Australia, last summer, the sheep  shearers, having by far the largest  union in tbe state, had differences  with their em pi" vers. Tt wns naturally supposed, at first, that the Act  would be invoked; but, owing to the  non-registration in question, the so*  call..'d "Compulsory Arbitration Act "  had no status, and the differences  werie adjusted hy conferences between  the parlies concerned. This emphasises the second objection we are  dealing with at present, viz.. that  compulsory arbitration does not compel, and arouses more ill-feeling than  would be engendered in its absence.*  The term compulsory arbitration is a  living lie.  The third point we wish to accentuate is this. The Act in "question  unwarrantably curtails the liberty of  the worker. In New Zealand no  disguise is made of the fact that the  Act panders to organi/.ed labor only,  and all employers are compelled by  fc'tatute tn give preference in. employment to trade-unionists. While we  have always advocated Lhe extension  of the principles of unionism, we  realize that others may have, and are  entitled lo have, n dilferent opinion,  Such being the case wc consider it  unduly limiting Iho freedom of the  subject I o endeavor lo sledgehammer  into trades unions those, workmen who  have objections to becoming members.  We are glad lo see that the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen has taken  up the question and registered an  official     protest    against    Dominion  Barristers. Solicitors, Etc.  Solicitors for Imperial Bunk of Canada.  Company l'tnul.s to loan aiS por cent.  Fiijst Sti'.ket, Kevelstoke B. C.  SOCIETIES.  Retail Dealer in���������  Beet, Pork,  Mutton, Etc.  Fish and Game in Season....  c       ���������'���������**���������  AU orders promptly Oiled  0^ta_M&u. RBYB_fS$0KB,B.8  ei_������������������*i������������i_������*i������������������������i<ii^������*i^^i������  fi  HOW ABOUT  |;  THAT SUIT  ������1 Of Clothes you promised  i;J yourself this FAIjIj.  Our Fall Stock is now the  most complete in B. C.  Our Fancy Goods are all  new with new colors and  the latest stripes.  See them before leaving  your order elsewhere.  R. S. WILSON,  Fashionable Tailor.  Next the McCarty Block.  BOATS  Boats for Sale  Made to Order  A first class boat builder with a large  experience in llieir construction on thc  Coast is prepared to received orders for  boats for river and lake use. Information  and particulars can be obtained on application at the Herald office.  WOOD  Wood tor sale Including  Dry Cedar, Fir and Hemlock.  AH  orders left nt W   M. Lawrence's  will  receive prompt attention.  W. FLEMING.  Red Fume Uejtree meet" second *nd fourth  Tuesdays nleach month; White Roue DeKree  meet* third Tuesday of each quarter, In Oddfellow* Hull.  Vlsltlnij brethren welcome  Hi;. CARRt'TIIER.S, T. II. BAKER,  President. Act. Secretary.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  Kcenlitr meetings are held  In  lilt  Oddfellow's Halfon the Third  Frl  day 01 tact* month, at Srp.m. sharp,  Visiting hri>thren "Tdlally Invited  ED. AD/1R. \V. >1,  W, JUIIN'iji'oN, Ree.-Sce.  Cold Range Lodge, K. of P.,  No. 26, Revelstoke, B. C,  MEETS   F.VERV   WEDNKSIIA Y  l'i   In  Oddfellows'    llnil   at 8  o'clork.     Vis!ling   Knights   are  cordially invited,  li. VAN* IIORNE, C. C-  O. if. It ROCK, K'.of R.<w������.  If. COOKB, Mimter of finance.  T   A. KfftK.  Domini n and Provincial r.and Surveyor.  KKVKI-flTOKK, B. 0,  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnished with the  ������^__^,^_Choicest^i^the_3I'^et=^==;;=_  affords.  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large, Light bedrooms.  Rates $i a. day.  Monthly Rate.  J. Albert Stone ���������   Prop  CLEARANCE  SALE   OF  Nuw i.s your time to ciuue and make vour selections in what Furniture  you require. We can make iirranKeiueuts wilh you tu let you havo  what you want. Wu are Kiting lo make alteratiuns lu our store in  urdei to flive us a koo.I deal mire show rimiii. Vou must, leoo^rniz ���������  the fact ih it we were this means nf enabling yuti to get l-HHiNTrUKK  atone third the cost you pie.viously paid befoio wo started. We havo  another large car ordered an I we want to get our store ready.  A good di-icuunl. nil anything you require.  Revelstoke Faraiture Company.  4^.^4>^^v ^..-.Ji ���������������- * * ���������^������������������^���������^^^^���������!^-^*^-^!^*^^^|.<J*.  I Gomg boutn  for Winter?  If you arc contemplating going South during ty  the winter of 190a or 1903 you can get valu-. ty  able information free of charge. ty  %                               Write to %  I   John ?. Patrick |  ty ty  ty                            Pinebluff, N. C. ty  tile can save you money in hotel rates. ty  lie can direct you which i.s the best railroad ty  ty            route to travel. ty  X           ��������� He can direct you where to rent neatly fur- ty  ty            nished cottages or single I'Qoms. ty  tyty ty ty ty tytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytyty  P. BURNS & GOV.  Wholesale ind Retail Dealers  PRIME BEEF.     PORK.     MU.T0N.     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.  . _s���������8S_* ^���������^_^!?S*^*^_S*5_J*5Sf'_S*?Sl?i  3'KKl! 11UR 5IKKTS A 1.1. THAINS.  ltKASONAHLK 1IATKS  I-'IIIST CLASS   ACOOM.M(H)ATKW.  ELISOTRIC BELLS AND LIGHT IN KVERY ROOM.  W. M. BROWN,   -   Prop.  .HA.lt VE__ SUl'PLIEl)  ]>,V THE CHOICEST  ���������WINKH,  I.lQUOltS AND CIOAKS        IIOUHLY STHEKT OAK *  MEETS ALL TRAINS.  By Royal  1848  Warrants  1901  JOHN    BEGG'S  Royal   Lochnagar  BALMORAL  WHISKEY  SCOTLAND  Hy appointment to His MajesLy the King', 1901.  By appointment to Her Late Majesty y.ieen Victoria, 1S48-1900.  Revelstoke Wine & Spirit Ccmpany, Limited, Agents.  ___������ 8___it  i^)*iMK_^)(ii)_Mi'_^(i^(  i-H.*!!' >^)(^)(^)^(^)^)(^(^)^(^ii^i^)  SIBBALD & FIELD,  _v&_3_sr __s _5*o_=_  Real Estate  _*)���������_���������*-   O. P. R. TOWNSITE.        MARA TOWNSITE.  GERRAHD TOWNSITE.  CAM HORN!! TOWNSITE,  TTltt 1 T_T*T A T  ��������� t Canada Permanent & Western-',  rlNAllUAL-)., ,ClW,rtt M������"g"Be Corporation.  iuu������l-iiu>   ( Colonial Investment and Loan Companv.  Insurance  'COAL.FOR SALE,  =f.SU!uFlro.^-���������__=CaWpjiJanJ*ire.;_ Atlas Fire.  Canadian Klre.   Mercantile KlfeT~Nortli_f'ri~Klre:   J. Guardian Klre.  Manchester Fire.   Grunt West Life.  Ocean, Accident and liuurantec.   Confederation Life  ^Canadian Accident Assurance Co.   Connecticut Fire  c  = U  H. PERRY-LEAKE,  Mining Engineer  and Metallurgist.  Hl'KCiAl.TIKS :  KxiimiiiiiUon mul r.'iii.il*. on .Mliiini;  I'l'itjml-UrH.  SpcirillciLtinii   und ('niititritetinii 0  .Miiiini* .Mai-lilmiry.  Mill   TestH  tr.'iti-s.  of Ores anil  Conceii-  IteiKuril ilr.Vclll OhIh:  COWAN IM.OI'K,  Kerul Hliike, H..U.  MOSCROP BROS.  Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water  Heating,  Electric Wirin**; &  Bell Works.  Pipes. Valves and Fittings,  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C.  NOW OPEN  FOR BUSINESS  PHOTOQRPAPH    STUDIO  Oivu mc a cull.     Sue Humpies and get prices.  KTAMI' PirOTOH A SI'F.OIAI.TV,  W. B. FLEMING),  Over Kootenay .Mall Offica.  4*jp************************  " PELLEW-HARVEY, |  BRYANT & OILMAN  Mining Engineers  and Assayers,  VANCOUVER, B.C.      Established 1890  HOUSES FOB SALE AND RENT.  CONVEYANCINQ.  J. D. SIBBALD, Notary Public.  REVELSTOKE. B.C.  CHAS. M. FIELD  A88AY WORK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS  UNDERTAKEN.  Test* made up to 2,000 lbs.  A specialty made of cbeckixg Smelter  Pulps.  8amples (rom tbe Interior by mall or  oxpresn promptly attended to.  Correspondence solicited.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Daily  Stage  TO CAMBORNE AND GOLDFIELDS FROM BEATON  Shortest and Host Direct Route to the Fish River dold Camps.  Daily .Sta���������e leaves Kunti.n fur Gold Camps 011 arrival of [Boats  at,   12  o'clock   1100:1,  nrriviiil* at destination tliut same afternoon.  Slaliles  supplied   with   Single,   Double,   .Saddle and Pack Horses and Freight Teams'  foi* any part of tbe District. ,1  ANDREW M. CRAIG,  Proprietor.  WWl Tl MI-H'T. | .If i m.������*f I ft f.  X H^VE IT I.  The largest stock of the latest WATCHES,  CLOCKS, RINGS, SILVER WARE, CUT  .GLASS, FASHIONABLE JEWELRY, Ete.  My many years' experience enables me to buy  goods at the right prices, enabling me to  sell to the public at reasonable prices.  cr. o-TJ-sr _3__x.__t_3_3_=vi,.  WATCH REPAIRING A. SPECIALTY.  ���������a  1  :*!____������***[, ������*i -wa, NOTE AND COMMENT.  Joe Martin is in the hospital,  one has heen pulling his leg.  Some-  Mr. McPhillip*. us usual, is on rleik  with an amend merit to the "Children's  Protection Act,"  Officers nt the eahle station. Bum  fluid Creek, have seen n sixty foot sen  serpent. What bad Scotch they must  use.  Wnnderiiifc Willie Boy Mtlnnes has  sto'en It. F. Green's auli*Moiigolian  Bill thnt, l>y injudicious amendment,  he last session caused to he disallowed.  NOTICE.  N-tlco is hereby given that SOdavs fromdate  I will apply to the Chief Commissioner, of  Lands and Works for a special license to nut  and earry awny timber from the following  described lands In West Koolenay .  Co in I'll* ne Ing at a post planted nbnut-l miles  up nig Mouth creek, on the south bank, and  marked "lobn Soard**.' south east corner post,"  thence west 80 chains, thonce north 80 chains  thencu east 8U chains, thence south 80 chains  to the point of conimciicent.  Dated the _8tli day of March, 1003.  JOHN SOARDS.  lirty /  ^  Th* usual _ruliirn of revenue and  expenditure shows thnt there whs  $502,005 20 more spent thiin receivid  dining the last half of 1902.  All the efforts of the Grit lawyers  have heen unable to shake the evidence  of R.R. Gnruey. The Globe reporter  concerned fully bore out his testimony.  Tho Mail last week had a - long  article aliout the C.P.R. "{juggins*" the  press. There was not a line of strike  news ns a result. Which shows how  the cat jump?.  NOTICE.  Notico Is hereby given that 30 davs from  date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  I. nds and Works for a special-lli-cino to cut  and carry away timber from tliu following  described lnnds In West Kootenay :  Commencing nt a post plained 4 miles up  Big Mouth creek, on Inu south bank, and  inurkeil "I'. ..Lund's south west inrner post."  thence east SO chnins, I hence north m chains,  thence west SO chain*, thence south 80 chains  to the pointof commencement.  Dated thc _ith day of March, 1003.  R. A. I.U   D.  NOTICE.  Take notice that SO days afterdate I iniend  toaprdyto tho Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works for a special license to cut and  carry nway timber from the following described lan-ls in West Kootenay:  Commencing nt a post planted about*! miles  up Bit; Mouth creek, on the south bank, and  marked ��������� Gus Lund's north west corner pnst,"  thence osst 80 chains, thence south 80chains,  thenae west (*0 chains, thence north 80 chains  to tin; point ot commencement.  Dated the 28th day of March, 1903,     -,'.,..  .    ... ��������� GUS LUND.  ITOTICB  NOTICE  is  hereby given  that   thi  ' clays from date I intend   to apply to  the f  Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works]  for  a   special   licence   to  out  and carry  away limber from the following described  lands in West Kooteimy:���������  Commencing af a post planted on the  south bank of Canoe river, aboul 2 miles  westerly from Arthur T. Claxton's north  east corner post and marked "Fred  Wilkes' north east comer post," thence  south So chains, thence west So chains,  ihence north So chains, thence east So  chains to place of commencement.  Daled the 23rd day of March, 1003.  l**Ri-:n W11.KKS.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  after date 1 will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands ami Works for a  special licence to cut and carry away  timber from lhe following described lands  in West Kootenay :  Commencing at a post planted one-half  mile south of Canoe river, on the east side  of Kellie creek and marked "Arthur J.  Motl's north west corner posi," thence  south 40 chains, thence east 160 chains,  thence north 40 chains, tlience west 16c  .chains to the point of commencement.  Dated the _olh day of March, 1903.  "Arthur J. Mott.  The Calgary Herald rises tn kick  against Government hy Commission.  In B. C. we have Government by  suppressing the report of a Commission.  lit. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain will  visit the United Slates iu the fall. A  warm welcome will he extended to him  if lie decides to extend his tour tn  Canada. >  ��������� The' Government have withdrawn  their' proposal to double the airuag*-  lax on Crown jrrmti-d mineral i-hiiins.  Th'e 2 per rent mineral tux will also he  repealed, and some ollu-v substituted.  It was thought at fir**t that the  CuuuliHii Northern would .wreck our  present Government, but the Colunili a  and Western shows promise of 'brimming about this desired end.  The Toronto Globe is very wrath al  the apathy of Ontario's Attorney  General in not putting down gambling.  Between Gamey and the G obe, Gib  son's life is not a happy one.  Mr. McBride mid his political associ  at.es enn sweep the country at the  next elections if they do their full duly  in the Kast Kooteuuy mutter.���������R������s*-  land Miner. Anl you bet "JDc-rdney  Dick" is onto his job.  NOTICE.  Thirty davs after date T Intend to applv to  the Honorable The Chief Commissioner of  Lands and...Works for a special license to cut  nnd carrv" nway timber from the following  described lands in West Kootenai :  Commencing at a nost planted about *l miles  up Big .Mouth creek, on the i-nnth bank, and  marked "R. A. Lund's nortli cast corner post,"  tlience west 80 chains, thence south 80 chnins,  thence east 80 chains, thence north 80 chains  .to the point of commencement.  Dated the 28th day 0/ March, 1003.  U. A. LuXD.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that thirty  days after date 1'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 }i mile  south of Canoe river, on the east side ol  Kellie creek and marked "Daniel V.  Moll's north east corner post," ihence  south 80 chains, thence west So chnins,  thence north 80 chains, ihence east So  oh.iii.s_o the poinl of commencement.  Paled lhe aolh dav of March, 19,03.  Daniel V. Mott.  OLDFIELDS  POSSIBILITIES..  If you are looking for possibilities in Estate  Speculation that will double your capital,  it will be to your interest to invest RIGHT  NOW, before the best of the properties have  been taken up.  1  REAL ESTATE  AT GROUND FLOO  In Washington they are experimenting on civil servants with borax cured  food. The latest report is the men 111 e  filming pink. Here they're experimenting on them with patronage ai d  . they're feeling rather blue.  NOTICE.  Thirty davs after date I iniend to apnlv to  the Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  Lards and Works for iv special license to cut  and carry away- timber, from the following  described lands  in .WestKoolenay:  Commencing at a nost planted about r, mile"  up ale Mouth creek, 011 the south bank, and  marked '���������John Sanderson's poiiIIi west corner  ooat." thence east' 80 chains, thence north R0  chains, thence west 80 chains, tbence south 80  chains lothe point of commencement.  Dated the 28th day of March, 190:).  JOHN SANDERSON.  NOTICE.  Notice is hpreby tcivon Ihat an davs from  date I will anplv to the Chief Commissioner of  Lauds and Works for a special license to cul  and carrv awav limber from the following  described lands in West Kootenay:  Commencing at apost planted about (1 miles  up Hie Mouth creek, on the south hank, and  marked '"John Soards' north west corner post,"  thenee east 80 chains, 'hence south fn chain**,  thenee west SO chains, thence north 80 chains  to ihe pointof commencement.  Dated the 28th day of March, loon.  JOHN 90ARD8.  NOTICE.  NOTICK is hereby given that thirty  day*, alter date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for a special licence to cut and carry  away timber from the following'described  lands in West Koolenay :  Commencing' al a_ post'planted on the  north bank of Canoe river, about 5_J_  miles westerly from Kellie creek and  marked . "Arthur J. Motl's south east  corner post," thence north 80 chains,  thence we������t 80 chains, thence south 80  chains, thence east 80 chains 10 the point  of commencement. ;  Dated the 21st day of Marcli, 1903.  ' Arthur J. Mott.  Are you looking for Business Lots, Residential  Lots, or other ileal Estate? Goldfields is the  Payroll Oentre and Resident Town of the  Famous Fish River Free Milling Gold Camp,  and has a Future unequalled by any other  Town in the West.  For Terms and Particulars Write  ROGER   F.   PERRY,   Manager,   Goldfields-,   B. C.  The Bill to amend -the Benevol.nl  Societies Act introduced by tl e  Attorney-General, provides for incoi-  Duration under the Act of Chnnitit-i*-  of Mines, Chambers of��������� Conimerie  Mining Institutions and Associations.  Other papers in the Province are  putting scare heads on the news thst  110 duty will he imposed on lend this  year. The Herald's Ottawa correspondent gave us that nt*vrs on the 8tl ,  Our cori-irspouaents ut both capitals  tire good ones.  NOTICE.  Take notice that thirtv davs after date T  intend to apply to the ' hief Commissioner of  Lands and Works f.ir a snecial license to cut  and carrv away timber from tho following  described lands: .  Commencing at a post planted about li miles  unHig Mouth creek, nn the south bank, and  ivarked "Gus Lund's, nortli cast e-irncr nost "  thence west 80 chains, thence south Ml chains,  thence cast* 80 ehnihs, tlience north 80 chains  to the polnt'of commencejment.  Dated tho 28th day of March, 190.1.  *^-V:"htf.:'-.V-C:. GUS LUND.  Frank Rogers, formerly Presidfiit  of the Fishermen'**, Union." was fatally  in jilted by a bullet in Vancouver on  the Mill and died the following da\.  Alf. Allan, a special constable I'm ill  C.P.R., is under arrest on su-pii-toi. 1 1  bein^ concerned in the i-lnm ��������� ..  Rngfis, in an aute-uiorlem m ><* 111,'-  deuied being concerned in .iny 1-.  E.ist Ynl.*, 1-cui'et.eiited ny Pr ci  Ellison,1 gel*$_0.__J iu thf e--.liiii.it*--;  Aliierui. mugwump Neill's constituency, is down tin- $13,500. Dewduey,  represented by the lender of tlie  Opposition, gets $4000. und the wh������le  of the Fraset- valley, comprising Delta,  .Dewdney. Chilli wai k and Richmond  only $10,000 altogether. Government  votes come high these days. Turn the  ~ras"cals-outr'     ~���������:���������*.-" --^^=_=*^-=��������������������������� ,_  Says the Colonist: "The chairman's  remarks were followed hy the best  speech we have ever heard from the  lips of 11 Mayor. Mayor O'Brien, of  Revelstoke. welcomed the teachers to  this city, did it very gracefully, and  cordially, and took just SO words (by  actual count) to dn ib in. May his  tribe iiirrenset Had the visiting  teachers votes, Mr. O'Brien would  have assured tenure of office for all  time."    AH of which is perfectly true.  The following, .was the division on  Mr. Curtis' motion lor a dissolution  after this session, thus securing stahle  Government:  -KOI._ OF HONOR.  For: Messrs. Curtis. Munro. Sam-  lin. Green, McBride, Tallow, McPhil-  lips, Fulton, Garden, Hawlhornth-  wuite, Gilford, Kidd, Houston,  Paterson, Gilruour, Oliver and Taylor  ���������17  rtOL_ OF DISHONOR.'  Again.': Messrs. Prior, Eherts,  Wells, Prentice, Mtlnnes, Dunsmuir,  Hall, Rogers, Hunter, Neill. Haywurd,  Helmcken. A. W. Smith, E. C. Smith.  Clifford. Dickie, Mourice, Mr. Speaker  Pooley���������18. Ellison was conveniently  sick; Martin and Stahles paired.  NOTICE.  Thirty days after date I intend tn apply to  the Honorable -the Chief- rnm missioner' of  Lands and W**rks for a special l*een**o to cul  and carrv away: timberVfrom the following  described lands in West Kootenay:  Cnmmenclnc at a-cost planted about 1'. mil's  un Hie Month creek nn the south ban**-, and  marked "John Sanderson's *?rnith cast corner  post " tbence weit so cbains. thence n������-*-ih so  "bains, thencp cast nn #*hnln������ Minn**" ������omOi -co  c^flini to t>*p x,nlpl o*" or*-Tm**Ti'*e������T'nT,t  -  r>������t������*i" tb**a**H*. dn*. ol M*���������-*���������*> loT-l.  lOH**" ������������������������������������''^n*'*'-���������.-|������������������*������������������  Nf.���������TTr'F.  Tbli-tY dsr*. qficr dfl'c T i,iI/������ti.1 I n-.,*.lv in  ft-ip TTnpornblc th** b'Pf i^omi^lcslnTi^r nf  I ands and Works   for   n   ������������������r.pclnl |**'r.n>*n    to en*  and   carrv  nwnr   Mmbcr   from the follow ine  described lands ia West-Kootenav:  fommencine at a post, plpnte^ about fi miles  up Bl** Mouth creek, on Ihe sniilb I'ank. and  marked "Lew Thompson's north cast corner  po������t." thence west SO chains, tbence south f*n  chaiiiR, thence east 80 chains, thence nortli 80  cbains to the pointof commencement.  Dated the 28th.day of March, 1903.  LEW THOMPSON.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby ^iven that 30 days  alle.'- date I intend lo make application to  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for a special license to cut and  carry away timber from the following  described lands situated in North East  Kootenay district, B. C.:��������� 5  Number One.  Commencing: at a post planted on the  west bank of the Columbia river about one-  third (y<) of a mile below the head of Surprise Kapids and marked "C. II. Johnson's south east corner post," thence svest  So chains, thence north So chains, thence  cast So chains, Ihence south So chains to  the point of-commencement. .'  Dated this 21st day of March, 1903.  , -    ,   Number Two. l  Commencing at a post marked "C. H.  Johnson's north east corner post," planted  on the west'ban**. of the Columbia river, at  a point about 2% iniles below thc head of  Surprise Rapids, thence we**a 80 chain***,  thence south 80 chains, thence east 80  chains, thence north So chains to the  point of commencement.  Dated this 2_rd day ot March) 1903.  C. H. JOHNSON.  NOTICE  Take notice that thirty days after date I  ititend to apply to the Chief commissioner or  Lands and Worka for special licenses to cut  and carrv away timber from the* following  described lands: .    1. Commencing at 'a post marked "Mabel  Martin's south west corner post," planted at a  point about one mile cast of Pingston creek,  and about lOmiles up from its mouth, thence  cnstSO chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains, ihence south 80 chains to the  point of connuencement.  2. Commencing at a post marked "Mabel  Martin's north oust corner post," planted on  thc west bank of Pingston creek, about 11  mile up from its mouth, thence -outh 80  chains, tbence west 80 chains, tlience north 80  chains, thence cast 80 chains to the point of  commencement.  Dated this 2Mb day of March, 1903.  MABEL MARTIN.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date I  intend to npplv to flic Chief. Commissioner of  Lands and wu.ks for a special license to cut and  cam* awny timber from tbe following described  Janils in West Kooteuay :���������  Commencing at a post planted on the north  side of the la,ids'covered Iiy H. Metcr.lfe's special  licence, and about one mile from the Columbia  river and marked "C. F. Lhulmaik's south-east  'corner post," thence running noitli 80 chains,  thencu west SO chains, tlience south SO chains,  thence cast 80 chains to place of commencement.  Dated this 25th day of Marcli, 1003.  C. F. LINDMARK.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given Ihat 30 days  after date I will apply to the Ch-ef Commissioner of Lands and Works for. a  special license to cut and carry away  timber from the fallowing- described lands  in West Kootenay :  Commencing ;tt a post planted on the  south bank. of Canoe river, about 3 miles  westerly from Arthur T. Claxton's norch  easl corner post and marked "Fred  Wilkes' north east corner post," thence  west 80 chains, thence south So chain*-:,  thence east 80 chains, thence north 80  chains to the point of commencement.  Dated lhe 23rd day of March, 1903.  1'"kko Wilkes.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given' that thirty davs after  date I will apply to ihe Chief Comini tmnerof  Land.** and Wurks for a special license to cut  and carry away limber fn.m the following  de-soibed lands in Wet Kootenay:  Cemmeiifing at a post planted on the smith  bank nf (Jiild-treitm Hboui four 1111.1 m-unrtcr  iniic-at <>vc Ihe mi.tiih f I'rench creek and  lutiikcd "i*. *. Law-011's north west corner  p ** 1, .iii-ij.. running east li.o chains, (heme  -oulh *l*.* ch,un*-, li.eiire we**i 1G0 chains, thence  uorih -li*- .'t'.nin.-. to point of commencement.  Daied lln** 17th dny of March, 1903.  B   A' LvWSON.  NOTICE.  Take notice that thirtv davs after date 1  Intend to apnlv to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special license 10 cut  and carrv away timber Irom the following  described lands:  Commeneine at a post planted aliout 8 miles  upRlrMnuth creek, on the south bank, and  marked "J, A, Stone's north west corner post,"  thence east 80 chains theuce south So chains  thence west 80 chains, thenee north 80 chains  to the point of commencement.  Dated the 28tli day of March, 1903.  J. A. STONE.  NOTICE.  Take notion that thirtv days  after date I  intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and works for a specfal license to cut  timber from the  following  and carry  described lands :  away  Commencing at a post planted aliout 8 miles  up Big Mouth creek, on the soulli bank, and  marked "Lew Thompson's south west corner  post," tlience east 80 chains, thence ������orlb 80  chains, thence west 80 chains, thence soutb 80  chains to the point of commencement.  Dated the 28th day of March, 1903.  LEW THOMPSON.  SO i It. E.  Notice is hi-rcb) given thai thirtv davs niter  date 1 will apply t��������� -lie i-hicf Coininis-ioiiur ol  I.and- and 1\or-s fur a special licuisc to cut  and curry nway timber tr..m lhe tollowiug  described lands in \V'e.*������t Kootenay:  Commencing 111 a post planted ou thc sou 111  bank 01 liolosiieain Hb..ul four and aquartur  miles above the mouth of French creek and  marked "K L. Hume's soulli west corner post,"  thence running east 1G0 'chains, thence north  40 chains, thence west 160 chaios, thence south  40 cbains lo point of commencement.  Dated this 17th day of March, 1903.  NOTICE  N'*tice is hereby given that 30 days after date  I intend to apply to tbe Cliief Commissioner of  Lands and YVoiks 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 quarter  miles up fiom the mouth of French creek and  marked JF. C. Manning's north-west corner post,"  thence east 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,  tbence west SO cbains, tbence north 80 chains to  the point of commencement.  Dated this lTtli day of March, 1003.  F. C. MANNING.  -E^i^IJ !������!_���������.=  NOTICE.  Notice is heraby given, that 30 days- after date t  hiteiul tn make uppiication to the Chief Commissioner of l.a.nls and Wo;*ks for a special licuiiHe to  cut and cany away timlier from the following  descrilieil lauds in North Hast Kootenay district:  Commencing at a post marked "Warren Mc-  Cord's niivtli west co.-ner post," plained on thu  south bank of Columbia river, about O} miles lic-  low Surprise '{lipid*, theuce suulh 100 cbains,  ihence east 40 chains, thencu n.irili 100 chains,  tln'iici* we*,t 40 chains lo the point uf commencement.  Dated this 80th dny of .March, 1903.  WAKKKN McCOKD.  On introducing the Anglicinn Synod  of Kootenay Bill tho following conversation took place between John  Houston and the speaker: '  "Oh the Lord will provide the fees,"  snid Mr. Houston.  '"I am afraid the fees will have to  be paid before the bill can be introduced," said Mr. Speaker.  'Well, I will go security that the  Lord will prov'.de the fees," assured  Mr. Houston.  Upon this assurance the bill was  read a Hist time and went to the  Private Bills Committee amid the  laughter of th* Houi������.  NOTICE.  Notico Is hereby given tliat 30 days attar date I  intend to make application to the Chief Commissioner of Lands ami Works for a special license t������  cut and carry away timber f.'om the following  described lnnds in North Kast Ki-otenay district:  Commencing at a post marked "A. F. Dudgeon's  nortli cast corner post," planted on the west shore  of Klinbasket Lake, aliout ) mile up from the  nutlet, tlience smith 160 chnins, tbence west 40  chains, thence north 100 cbai.is, thence east 40  chains to the point of commencement.  Dated this S7th day of March,-1903.  A. F. DUDOF.ON.  NOTICE.  Five Roomed House to Bent Furnished |12  Sor month, including water.    Apply IIirald  IDco or  MRS. H. LAUGIIEAD.  Ecc������n_ Strtet.  NOTICE.  ^Notice Is hereby given that 30cdays after date I  intend to make application to the Chief Co.uinis.  sioner of Ijuids and Winks for a special license  to cut and ca.Ty away timber from the following  descrilieil lands in  North Host Kootenay district:  No. 1. Commencing at a. post marked "II. 1>  Wilson*s north west corner post," planted on the  west shore of Kimbaskct Lake,,about * mile up  from the outlet, tbence south 160 chains, thence  cast 40 chains, tlience north 100 chains, tlience  west 40 chains to point of commencement*.-   -  Dated Oils 27th day of March, 1903. -  ,..^!������* ���������** CommenciiiR at a post marked "II. P.  \\ ilson s north east corner post," planted on the  north bank of the Columbia river at the outlet of  Ivimliasket Lake, thence west 100 chains, tlience'  south 40 chains, tlience east 100 chains, tbence  north 40 chains to the point of commencement'  Dated the 2Sth day of March, 1003.  H. P. WILSON.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that thirty  days after date I intend to apply 'to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for a,special licence to cut and carry  away timber from thofollowing described  lands in West Kootenay :  Commencing at A.-'-E. Jessop's northeast corner post planted on the south  bank of Goldstream about three and a  quarter miles up from the mouth of French  creek, thence running, south 80 chains,  thence west 80 chains, thence north So  chains, thence cast 80 chains lo the point  of-commencemenl.______=-_;__^ ___i__-_  Daled this 171I1 day of March, 1903.  A. E. JESSOP.  NOTICE.  NOTICE i.s hereby given that thirty  days after dale I iniend lo apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for a special licence to cut and cari-y  awaj- timber from the following* described  lands.in West Kootenay:,  Commencing' at a post planted on the  west bank of Canoe river, about one mile  northerly from Wm. T. Healey's sou.h  east corner post and marked "Arthur T.  Claxton's norlh east corner post," thence  south 80 ohains, thence west 80 chains,  thence norlh 80 chains, thence east 80  chains to place of commencement.  Datedthe 21st day of March, 1903.  Arthur T. Claxton.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  after date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a  special license to cut and cany away  timber from the following described lands \  in West Kootenay : i  Commencing at  a  post planted on lhe  north bank of Canoe rivi*r, about one mile [  easterly   from   Moulder creek and mar'.cd I  "Wm.   T.    Healey's  r.or.h   west   comer'  post," ihence south 80 chains, thence east  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  after date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a  special license .0 cut and carry away  timber from the following described land's  in West Kootenay:���������  Commencing -it a post planted on the  north bank of Canoe river, about one mile  westerly from Arthur J. Mott"s south east  corner post and marked "'Arthur T.  Claxton's north east corner pos ," theuce  south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains  thence north 80 chains, thence east 80  chains to the point oi commencement.  Dated the 21st day of March, 1903.  Arhur T. Claxton.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after dato I  intend to apply to tbe Chief Commissioner of  Lauds and \\ orks for a special license to cut ami  entry away timber from tlie following describ_il  lands in West Kootenay:���������  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Mountain Cliief mineral claim, situate in tlie  Arrow Lake mining division of West Kootenay  district.  Where located:���������On Canyon creek, about two  miles trom the junction witli Cariboo creek.  Take notice tliat I, A. H. He\land, agent for  Peter McDonald, free miner's certificate U.32,39o.  Ellen McDougald, free miner's certificate, J13_,_&s>.  ���������Walter Rosa, free miner's certificate. 41.at3.intcnd,  sixty dayi from tlie date hereof, lo appl*. to the  mitting recorder for a certificate of impro\ emeiit*-,  for the puriH^e of obtaining a crown -_*ant of the  above claim.  Aud further take notice thai action, under A'c-  tion 37, must be commenced l>efore the issuance of*  such certificate of improvements.  Dated thu- Tth day of April, 1003.  A. R. HEYLANI).  In the County Court of Kootenay,  Holden at Revelstoke.  In the matter of the Estate of James Lindsay,  deceased. *  NOTICK U hereby given that all per*^ms having  claims agaiust the Estate of tne said Jame*  Cniiinicncin*! at n. stake'planted on the west Lindsay, late of Kre Valley, West Kootenaj.  bank of the Columbia river, about half a uiOe deceased intestate, who died on the 5th day of  below Downie creek .-.nd marked "M. It. Jessnp's r. _tarch. A- D., li*03, are required_ t������_ send b>^post  south-east comer post,"  thence   west SO chains,  theneo north SO chains, thence east SO chains,  thencu south SO chains to the place of commence  ment.  .   .  Dated this 12th day of March, 1903.  M. R. JESSOP.  NOTICE.      *  Take notice that thirty days after date I intend*  to apply to the Ciiief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for a special license to cut and carry awny  tim'ier from the following described lands in West  Kootenay:��������� '  Commencing at a post planted on the south side  of Goldstream about two and a quarter miles up  froni the mouth of French creek and marked "A.  Iv. .Tessop's north-east corner j*ost.'* thence south  E0 chains, tbence west SO chains, thence north 80  chains, thence east SO chains to point of commencement.  Dated tills 17th day of March, 1903.  A. E. JESSOP.  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby pivcii that 30 days after date I  intend to make application to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special license to  cut and carry away timlier from the followine  described laiuU  in Nortli East Kootenay district:  No. 1. Commencing at apost marked "James  Oilmore snorth west corner post," planted on the  south bank of the Columbia river, at a point about  }0 njiles below Surprise Rapids, theuce south  !������> chains, thence east 40 chains, tlience north 100  chains, tlience west 40 chains to the point of  commencement. '  No. _   Commencing at a post marked "James  SinrhTn ���������t_?���������/! <iast. ?nrnvT I-?8t\ 1>''*.nted on the  south liankof Columbia river about 10 iniles below  bnrprise Rapids, thence west 80 chains, tlience  ,iitS1fl,?,"1',l,e,lc'l!ll,t SO chains,  thence  nortli 80 chains to pointof commencement.:  Dated this 24th day of March, 1903.  JAMES GILMORE.  NOTIOET  NOTICIi is hereby given that thirty  days after date 1 intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  lor a special licence to cut nnd carry  away timber from the following described  lands in West Kootenay :  Commencing al a post planted on ihe  north bank of Canoe river, about five miles  westerly from Kellie creek and marked  "Daniel V. Mott's south west corner post,"  thence east 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence wcsl 80 chains, thence  south 80 chains to the point of commencement.  Dated the 21st day of March, 1903. ,;  Daniel-V. Mott.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date I  ;,,.,, ,   ..       ,    . , intcnil  to  apply to  the Chief Commissioner of  bo chains, ihence  noilh iio chains, llicneo   I.uuls and Wy.ks for a special license to cut ani  "' -n> away timber from the following described  land 1 iu \\ est Kootenay :���������  r, ^.areu, _ _    _  ,* prepaid or to deliver to essrs. le Maistre _. Scott.  ' .Solicitors for Uie Administrator, (duly appointed  ���������by order of this court dated the 20th dav of March.  [ 1903,) on or lie/ore the lllh day of May, 1903.  full particulars of their claims duly verified  and tbe nature of the security, if any, held by  them:  And, further, ___ notice, thpt after the said  llth day of May. 1903, thc said Adminislrator will  proceedto distribute tbe assets of the said Estate  among the parties entitled thereto, having; regard  only to the claims of which he shell then have bail  notice and shall not be lir.ble for tbe ?_sets or any  part thereof so distributed to any person of whose  claim such Administrator had not notice at Uie  time of the distribution thereof.  Dated the 2nd day of April, A. D., 1903.  LE MAISTRE _ SCOTT,  Solicitors for the said Administrator,  First Street, Revelstoke. B. C.  In   the   Supreme  Court  Columbia.  of   British  In the  matter of the  deceased.  Estate  of A.N.  Smith,  poinl of conmiencc-  west So chains to Hitmen..  Ditcd lhe 24th clay of March, 11303.  \V.\!.   "l.   IllSALEY.  f at a post planted on the west bank  j i.f the fjnliiiuhi'i river about  '   " -    .   -  -  :WOTtCE.   '  Take notice Ihut thirty ilsys of lor date I  Intend to nnply 10 the Uhlef I'oiuuiis'luiier of  Lands and Works for a special Hecn**e to cut  and curry away Umber from the following  ���������described.lunds : - * .  .  ._���������  Commencing at a post marked "["1 _-.>!<  H.BI_e!.'s norihwest.corn_.--.post,"ptan'od  on Iheeasl hi. nk of l,in;������sto.icre';l: about 13  miles up fro-.n ils mou:'.i; Ihence east 80  chains, thence south s������ chains, thence  west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains to  the point of commencement.  . Dated this 26H1 day of March, 1903.  KRANK II. BLACK.  Ctiiiiinencilij .     -   half  a mile below  Death  Rapids  and marked "M. A. Davis' north-  cast corner post, thence south 80 chains, thence  west SO chains, theuce north 80 chains, thence east  SO chains tn point of commencement.  .  Dated this Kith day of March, 1903.  "M. A. DAVIS.  .NOTICE.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that thirty  days after date I intend to apply to Jthe  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for a special licence to cutand carry away  timber froni the following described lands  in West Koolenay :  Commencing at a post planted on the  north bank of Canoe river, about one mile  from Arthur J. Mott's south cast corner  post and marked "Wm. T.":Healey's'south'  east corner post," tlience north 80 chains,  thence west 80 chains, thence1 south 80  chains, thence east So chains to the point  of commencement.  Dated the 21st day of March, 1903.  Wm. T. Healey.  MeMahon Bros. & Company,  Limited.  Notice la hereby given that MeMahon Bros,  and company, Limited, intend to change the  nahie of the Comnauy to The Big Bend Timber  and Trading Company,Limited.  Dated this 10th day of February, 1903.  HARVEY, McCARTER _ PINKHAM,  Sin Solicitors for the Company  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after dale I  Inluiid to apply tu thu Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special license to cut ami  carry away timber from the following described  lands In West Kootenay district :���������  Commencing at a post planted on the suulh  bank of Gohlstreani, about four and a quarter  miles up from the mouth of French creek, and  marked "jr. C. Manning's sontli-eust corner post."  tlience running north 40 chains, theneo west 1U0  chnins,-tlience south. 40'chaiiis, theuce cast 1U0  cbains to point of commencement.  Dated this 17th day of March, 190.1.  !���������*. C. MANNING.  NOTICE.  Take notice that thirty days after date I  ititdnd to apiily to the Chief. Commissioner of  Lands and  Works for special licenses  to cut  Notice is hereby given that 30-<lays"after"date I  Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Wo.ks for special licenses to cut and  carry away timber from tlie following described  lands in West Kootenay :���������  1. Commencing at a post planted about one  and a half miles north from the Colombia river on  Keystone Mountain aud marked "J. (;. Brown's  south-west corner post," tbence miming north ISO  chains, tlience east 40 chains, thence south 160  chains, theneo west 40 chains Ui point of commencement.,  2. Commencing at a post planted one and one  half miles north from the Coluublarlrer on Keystone Mountain and marked "J. (I. Bron n'������ south  east comer post," thence running north 180 chains,  tliunce wcsl 40 chains, theuce aouth 160 chains,  thence east 40 chains to point of commencement.  Dated this 21at day of Marcli, 1908.  .1. fi. BROWN.  timber from the  following 1  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that thirty  days after date 1 intend to apply to the  Chiel Commissioner of Lands and Works  for a special license lo cul and carry  away timber from the following described  lands in West Kootenay:  Commencing at a post planted on the  south bank of Canoe river, about two  miles'westerly" from Arthur T. Claxton's  north   cast -.corner     post    and    marked  ���������***JOFlCKU hereby given that Prolate of the Will  1 ^ of the said A. N. Smith was on the 84th daj  of March. A. D., 1903, granted to Margaret Adela  Smith, the sole executrix under the said will.  And, further, take notice that all persons baring  any claim against the said Kstate must send in  full particulars of their claims to Messrs. le Maistre  **_ Scott without delay.  Dated this 2nd. ibiy of April, 1903.  LE MAISTUK & SCOTT,  Solicitors for the Kxecutrhc.  First Street, HevcLstoIke, B. C.  In the Countv  Court of   Kootenay,  Holden at Revelstoke.  In the motter of the Estate of John lienry Bu������-  ^=^m������ll,ad**CC���������_*.L-������������������. ���������__._____r^ .; _^   fVOTICE is hereby given that all persons having  ���������^ claims against tde Kstate of the said John  Henry Russell, late ot Iterelxtoke, lt. Ov deceased  intestate, who died 0:1 or aljout lhe 27111 day uf  Jan., 1903, are required tosemlbypnstordelirer *<���������  Mown.   Ie Mai-are _  Scott,  Solicitors for Ad  ministrator, (duly  Court, dated lhe oth day  appo!n.<-J    by order of tfiT-i  _-.--- _--.--. , l.ail.-t' of M*"������li. 1������B.) on or  before the llth ilay of May, A. D., 1903, full particulars of their claims duly verified and tho  nature of the security, if any, held bv them.  And, further, take notice tliat aftc'r the said llth  ���������lay of May. 19<J3, the said Administrator will  proceed to distribute the a.������������i*ts of the Bald Kstate  among the parties ont II led thereto, having recant  only to the claims of which he shall then have hud  notice and shall not lie liable for the oiweis or snv  part thereof so dlnlribut/ed to any person of whose  claim such administrator had nut notice at the  time of the distribution thereof.  Dat_d thi* 2mL day uf Apill. A. !>., 1003.  i.K MAlMTKK _ SCOTT,  Sollciton for the Administrator,  Klrst Street, Kevelstoke, II..C.  district of  and carry away  described lands:   ..-.....,��������� ; ,.v, _.__   ,, ,    : ,    1. Commencing at a -post marked "Mary -Norman fc,. _uddaley s north west corner  Bourne's north west-corner post," planted on post," thence east*80 chains, thence south  fh-oc,������KLba,,!k0'} '"H8*?." creek, about 10.miles   80 chains, thence  west 80 chains, thenc*-  up from its mouth, tlience east 80 chains,  theneo south 80 chains, thence west SO chains,  thonce north 80 chains to the point of commencement.  2. Commencing at a post marked "Man-  Bourne's north west corner post," planted oil  the east, bank of i'lngston creek, about 11 miles  up from its mouth, thenee east 80 chains,  thence southSO chains, tlunce west 80 chains,  thence north 80 chains to the point of commencement.  Dated this 20th day ot March, 1903.  MARY BOUKNE.  NOTICE.  NOTICE'IS HfcKEUY GIVEN that The Fred  Robinson   _umbcr    <*ompany.    Limited,  Intend to apply to cbaifga  the name of the  company to " HARBOK LUMBER COMPANY.  Limited."  Dated February 12th, 1903.  HARVEY McCARTER <fc PINKHAM,  Feb-12-3m.'       Solicitors for the Company.  north 8ochains to place of commencement.  Dated the 23rd day of March, 1903.  NORMAN  E.   SfDDALEY.  NOTICE.  Notice Is hereby given that 30 days from  dato I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special license to eut  and carry away timber from the followine  described lands in West Kootenay:  Commencing at a postmarked *.'W. A.  Dashwood-Jones' north west corner post,"  planted on the east bank of Pingston  creek about twelve miles up from its  mouth; thence east 80 chains, thence  sou.h 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,  lhen;.e norlh 8 chains to the point of  commencement.  Dated this 26th day of March, 1903.  W. A. DASHWOOD-JONES  NOTICE.  _ Thirty days after date I intend to apply to the  Chief  Commusloner of  1,-viids and Works for a  special license to cut and carry away timber from  the following described lands in the disl  West Kootena}:���������  Commencing at a post planted on Ooldntream  trail about 4 miles south from Goldstream and  marked "G. S. Klindt's south west comer post,"  thence east* 40 chains, thence north 160 chains,  tlience west 40 chains, thence south ICO chains to  tbe place of beginning.  Dated Tth March, 1903.  G. S. FLINDT.  SINGER  Singer Sewing Machines  are sold on easy monthly  payments.  A full supply of machines  needles and attachments are  kept for any make of machine on earth.  MANNINC, : MACKENZIE AVE  K-veUtoke, B-.C.  .Mi*.v*y*'_.i*'' __*������a_������!5ii_5K_^_*i^^ffi_i^S_.^._ii������ST_^l  .."M-  10NET IN VIOLETS."  r'JtVO DOLLARS A i-i'.INDRED PAID FOR  V -   CHOICE r.PEClMENB.  ;-*every morning.  1 asked Mr. Charles A. Dodge, a  New York florist, who was Mr.  *t_r__!e's guest on this occassion, how  ���������much he got during tbe Beason for  ��������� _ho'"c violets, and he said that tha  '_lgl-*?st price was ti a. hundred. Tha  XJarf."ornIa variety, he added, had be-  -tomt a great favorite -with the public,  ���������-���������and choice specimens always com-  **_a_r'������d the highest market prices. I  ���������"then asked him if he thought thit  vinlrts -would continue In favor or  .-1- * 1 after a few yearn he discarded  .: 7 vor of some other flower. To this  ��������� ��������� viHed that in his opinion It was  j means a mere "fad," but genuine  'nation of ihe flowers, which ira-  .-u people to buy so many violets  : reason. "And this Is not surpris-  ���������* he said In conclusion, "since  *? is probably no flowers In the cul-  **. % V  : ,* ������������������  -_--  ***������'  :*r:  't  ju���������* r-nddevelopment of which grtater  ���������irt-ji* -3s has been made during the last  i<-.7 ;*:ar_  than the violet"  Tho Most Tempi-rate of Nntlons  It should be encouraging to the temperance societies of the United State***  **o learn that a smaller amount of al-  sohol is consumed In this country than  - *_> any other great nation.  No other country has yet learned to  ^frval the Germans In the consumption  *������_ tcer. More beer. It appears. Is  ��������� _ro_k in Bavaria than in any other  ���������-Jarl of the world. The Bavarians, ac-  ��������� %rjTdins to these statistics, drink 2*11  ���������-ruar-.s of beer per head, In a year.  In spirits, again, it is the Germans  ~vl->. nre the largest consumers, the tots: . rr.ount of whiskey, etc., drunk In  _ .*-'!' being 429,000,000 quarts, while  "She :*-.::ted States confines itself to 2:8.-  W ���������������������������! quarts. In France 312,000,000  *~ji__. _. are drunk yearly.  ���������_���������!"- '  ':--*_*_o-a������nn<1s cf Tlie*u. T'lo-wers Kow Vein*--'  -Catbcre.l on a _-i*v.* York l-'arm���������The Call,  ���������fornia Violet Always Colnmjuidj til*  _IlK*ic*t Prloe.  .' I frequently get $2 a hundred for  ���������fciy violets, and never get leas than 50  acents.  "Bo you mean t'.-.at you get $2 for  -*_L "hundred plants, t.r for a hundred  ���������"���������In;;.*.* stems?" I :.:..*"J.  ' "I mean $2 for a I.i .ilred single flow-  -aers, or, in other \.,.ius. Cor a hundred  *_rt.ei_E," replied Mr. Richard Langle.  ^as he removed the harness from the  ������������������fine team of horses which had just re-  i*umcd from the depot at White Plains,  ���������itvflititer they had j; -no to fetch one of  ������_Ir. Langle's customers, a New York  ���������cGorist.  *���������-   Mr. Wangle grows violets on a farm  i'lvhuh is on North sireet, about a mile  ��������� -end a half from White Plains. He is  -_Df German descent, and lie bought this  .-farm about three    years ago,    having  !*v3novcd thither from Larclimont, his in-  ' -f tentions being to raise these beautiful  "��������� i,o\nd fashionable flowers. Though young  s.ijn years, he was not a novice at the  * xjbusiness, for he had worked for some  - _Slime under well known florists In this  "Itity, and indeed from his boyhood he  ���������"chad carefully studied the art of flori-  -a^eulture.  > ������As a result he entered fearlessly on'  vs_*t_c- task of transforming    the    north  "3**"'_>treet farm into a paradise for violets,  Jt*nd within a few months he had erect-  -ia'd his glasshouses and had filled them  iVith the choicest plants obtainable of  lhe-best* varieties-   of violets in    this  tonntry;. From* that day to this he has  -   -labored-: zealously and' with continual  --". -���������a-ecoss;. which, is;, indeed; remarkable,  " irnee-veryfew* otthose who attempt to  rSlse violets* for the; market are able to  " protect", all* oft their;  plants' against  -'-���������-iisease and other casualitles.  -->.fc"I  have thirty thousand plants    in  ������������������f..*_ho ground now,"   said   Mr.   Langle,  "*���������" #*and most of them will be raised in  ~ Ccold frames.  How much ground I have  "--���������-lander glass I am not certain about���������  ^prohahly thirty thousand feet.    There  -���������^fcre several   varieties of : violets, but  8 ***������ho_e which   I raise, since   "they   are  ��������� -*host In  demand,  are the California,  i~_he "Russian, the Maria Louisa and the  -i . __*dy Campbell.    The California* violet  -    ls*a most beautiful flower and a great  *���������   *_avorite.    Its fragrance    is unusually  -���������"���������'������������������sweet, and, furthermore, it lasts long-  *C-^_x, and as a rule has a longer stem  "-frlhan other violets.    The^Lady Camp-  ���������ffbell is a light flower, and is also in  ������������������fennick demand.   I am experimenting at  ^present with a new variety, but I can-  tnot say yet whether there will "be any  ���������c-great 'demand for it. ;  **"  "On the other hand,;there is no ques-  itlon as to the popularity of the Call-'  tjorniu violet, and consequently I   am  ���������taevoting special care to my plants :ot.  this variety.   I   have a.   pretty   large  ���������fetock cf them, hut I could readily dls-  ���������Jpose cf twice as many if I had them.-  finde-cd, I have just signed a contract  *wlth a  New York florist hy which*I  ~*>gree  to let him  have  all  the  Call-  -_ornia violets that I raise this year."  ���������i   2. asked Mr. Langle if it was easy to  ������_ai_e violets, and he replied that, like  __nerv other business, it was quite easy  "������_������ne knew how to do it.  5 -"The first thing necessary," he said,  *3s to obtain first class plants as stock,  ~*t������\r if the original plant are defectivs  _r weak   in any respect   the   crop   is  '-__>_nd to he unsatisfactory.    I rely a'  ��������� = x_cd deal on my own stock, yet I fre-  '-T*ie_t!y procure new plants from somo  *���������* -of t>.3 violet growers up the Hudson.  "**__._f5 growers supply the    wholesale  -Jorlt's, and naturally, therefore,* their  .lock is good.    The next thing neces-  '-*_ry is to take all possible precautions  *_o "gruard against disease.   Yet against  tine form of    disease no    precautions  _fi_tns to he of any use.  "���������   Ur. J_angle sets his cuttings In May  -tgr.'d begins.to market them in October.  Tie employs two men and occasionally  -������ third to help him in his work.   Barn-  __rd  rnanuie  Is  supplied  liberally  to  ihe plants, which aTe set out in lots of  lour thousand each.   By the first week  in October two hothouses and numer-  "������o_s ������old frames are fully stocked, and  "^^h_^rilahts"are"readj'-itor=market.-^All^  __ _>ir. Langle's violets    go to    retail  -Borisls in this city, and be takes thefti  trom the farm to Kew York    himself  GREAT BARGAINS  MISSED  By Persona *Wl*i������ Kol'������i������c*(I tn lilto al the K_.  cccilli.Kl.V l.t������w l'rifcs.  Some short while since a jeweller,  when, starting business in one of tlio  northern towns of England sought  to auract notice, and consequent custom, _iy displaying lu his window a  dozen silver broaches, each worth ten  ���������shillings, hut ticketed only two shillings, and twelve similar articles in  gold, which though costing ������2 2s.  apiece, -were offered at the same price.  The -former, says a writer in London  Tit-Bits, had a quick sale, hut not until the tradesman had considarably  raised the amount originally demanded  tor the latter did they Hnd purchasers.  A. gold brooch for two shillings! You  don't catch us with that chaff, thought  every one, .and to their subsequent regret they refused to blto.  In tho winter of 1S9S a dealer in  curios and antiques, who carried on  business In Seymour place, Marylebone  road, exhibited In his window, for a  wager, a heap of coins, among which  tn a. prominent position, were a number of English sovereigns, surmounted  with a ticket inscribed:���������"These coins  15s. Cd. each. For a few days only."  Although there "svere many curious gazers there were no buyers, and the  tradesman won his bet.  Last summer a Parisian shopkeeper,  elthcu- tor a wager or for advertisement, offered for one month only a  number of twenty franc pieces at five  francs each. They were placed prominently In his window, and at times attracted a small crowd, curious, but suspicious. None went beyond jocular  inquiry until the last day of the stated  period, when a man entered and, to  the tradesman's horror, insisted on  buying the lot, some fifty in all.  An hour later another man appeared,  and, handing over the twenty franc-  pieces to the wondering tradesman-,, requested the return of the 250 francs,,  stating that the purchaser was a. gentleman of weak Intellect, who had)  managed to elude the vigilance; at his**  friends,'and as-such was no one of  whom advantage should he takes.  Needless to say that the other was entirely of this opinion.  About the beginning of the present  century a Mr. Whaley, an Irish gentleman noted for his eccentric wagers-���������  on one occasion he won ������20,000 by  walking to Constantinople and back  within a year���������gained no small sum by  offering some very valuable diamonds  for sale at a guinea each. Although;  by the terms of the agreement he was:  obliged to guarantee the genuineness  of the stones, his words found no credence, and by declining to give the  price demanded for what they considered worthless crystals the public enabled Mr. Whaley to win his money. :  In' the early eighties a most eligible'  house in one of London's southern suburbs was to let. There were several  applicants, but one and all oh being  told the rent, for the ridiculous low_,  ness of which; no explanation was  vouchsafed, declined to come to terms,  suspecting; drains, damp, ghosts or  other undesirable accessories. At last  the owner hlmaelf took up his abode  there, when It transpired that the  house together with other property,  had been left him by a distant relative,  conditionally on his refusing to give  any reason for the merely nominal  rent that he was alone permitted to demand.  r___^J^GEM3.  .**__._."  It costs more to revenge Injuries  than to bear them.���������Bishop T. Wilson.  In the vain laughter of folly, wisdom  hears half its applause.���������George Eliott.  There is inspiration for prayer In  tho thought that God's goodness Is  greater  than  our  expectations.  It is always safe to learn, even from  our enemies, seldom sate to venture to  instruct, even our friends.���������Colton.  If you wish success in lite make  perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution  your elder brother, and hope youi  gunrdlan genius.���������Addlso*_.  Some glances of real heauty may h������  ecen in their faces who dwell In tru������  meekness.   There is a harmony In th*  sound of that voice to which Dlvlnt  love gives utterance.���������John Woolman.  But the majority never know what  their vocation is, because God does not  intend them    to know lt ��������� * * Thei  even- fulfil their vocation, and do not  know that they have done so.���������Faber.  Right living in the fullest sense ol  the word, the spirit of love to God and  love to man, carried into every relation of life, Brings the soul into such  a state that it   is sensitive   to   moral  truth, and apprehends it as by instinct.  ������������������G. S. Merriam.  It is useless to look to but ona  source for a solution of all social  problems. Tho sottloment of thess  questions is to be found In man's return to God. When man gets back to  God, he gets back to man. Man's relation to God has heen adjusted.  The opportunity of salntllsess comes  Into our special way of life, whatever.  it may be. AH the power which wai  in the spiritual heroes ot the eldor  time, all the purity which was is the  Virgin saints, all the faith which was  witnessed by the great amy of mftr-  tyr.. and. confessors,���������these, all wait to  be-.y incarnated anew In the teaesty of  yonrjworki. is the" statelessness of yeur  thoirglit; im the courage ef your truth,  l_c. t___ steadf-staeas ot your trust, Is  the*: sweetaess at r_ur charity.���������Heary  maa|p*_-������t*, *���������<������'  OON'TS  i./A HEROINE'S UNDOING.  tVIien Her Mnaqnerade w_������ Discovered Sb������  was Uuoore- by WuBliiiijttwn.  Deborah Sampson, who enlisted    ir  the    Continental    Army    as     Robert  Shurtleff, was one of the most das_in_  and bravest of fighters for the cause of  Liberty.    She enlisted in a Massachusetts regiment and served three years  before it was  known   that the bravs  eoldier was a woman.   "She was taken  ill In Philadelphia," says a writer in  the Ladies' Home Journal, "and    th������  hospital  nurse    had  pronounced    hei  dead, but a slight gurgling   attracted  the doctor's attention;   he placed his  hand over her heart, and, finding to  his surprise an inner waistcoat tightly  compressing her breast, ripped lt open  She was immediately  removed to tha  matron's apartments, -where everything  was done for her comfort.   The commanding officer upon learning that his  nld was a woman granted her an honorable discharge,    and presented    hei  with a letter from Washington  commending her services. The humble soldier'stood   before   him with   shining  eyes filled with tears and thanked him  many times, begging him to ask that  her fellow-soldiers ho told, and that he  ask them to tell him If she had iVmt  ought that was unbecoming a woman  This was done and her comrades and  officers declared their respect for hei  was unbounded.   Upon her   honorable  discharge from the army she returned  to her mother's home, striving to escape the calumny which followed hei  singular career.   After General Washington became President he wrote   s  most .cordial letter to Mrs. Ganett (Da-  borah Sampson���������she   having   marriec  in the mean   time), inviting   'Robert  Shurtleff' to visit him.    She accepted  and was treated with the greatest honors by the President and residents ol  ���������Washington."  f  HOTEL BEATS."  Dont read facing the light.  ' Don't hold * ths book nearer than is  necessary for clear, sharp vision.  .Don't read In the twilight or In badly   lighted   rooms.���������Pacific   Health  Journal.  Don't think.becuse you have good  eyes that they will bear all kinds of  abuse.  1 Don't use the eyes continuously at  close work, without occasionally resting them by looking In the distance1.  Don't make a practice of reading  type too small to be seem readily at,  eighteen Inches.  Don't attempt to read In a car or  other jolting vehicle. It is a strain  on the directing muscles of the eye.  Don't read while lying down. It  causes an unusual strain on some of  the external or directing imisclos.  Don't read when very sleepy, as ths  accommodation and convergence are  naturally relaxed, and the extra -efforts necessary. to force the unruly  members to workemay b_ shown by a  congestion of the blood vessels of the  eyeball.  __    ALL SORTS  llOI-CM   1_ ltMttlC.  One of the most curious sights to be  seen in a cavalry charge is the various  riderless horses galloping in the line in  perfect order. At the charge of  Balaclava the front rank of one regiment  was composed to a great extent of riderless  animals,   their  masters  having  dropped one by one. It would seem that  in the excitement of the moment the  horses lose all conception ot what is  happening around them, and probably  fail to notice the *fall of their rideis.  The return of riderless horses to camp  is an almost   certain sign   of   defeat.  When a  cavalry charge is  successful  the horses will,    as I have   said,    all  keep  up together,  even  though    they  have lost their   riders;    but   when   a  force is routed  the first news ot    ill  omen to those in the rear will be the  return of   the horses with empty saddles and stirrups dangling free.    No  more sorry sight can he imagined.   To  iillustrate_-ihJe___________f__ling__.these,  animals have under fire, a case which  happened at Ladysmlth during the  selge may be cited. A farrier sergeant  was engaged In shoeing an officer's  horse In the open ground behind the  stables of a hotel, and had already put  one or two nails Into the shoe when a  shell came screaming through the air.  ffhe next moment the missile burst five  or six yards away from where the sergeant and the horse were standing, and  the splinters flew around both, but  failed to touch either. When the  smoke had cleared the horse was seen  to be standing with Its foot still in the  man's apron, quite undisturbed by the  incident.  -oat-hrr-Ml   V, ntrllo������illl������t.  Many birds form their sounds without opening their bills. The pigeon Is  a well-known instance ot this. Its  cooing can be distinctly heard, although It does not open its hill. Th***  call Is formed Internally In the throat  and chest, and Is only rendered audible  toy resonance. Similar ways may bo  observed In many birds and other animals. The clear, loud 2all ot the Cuckoo, according to one naturalist, is the  resonance of a note formed In the  third. The whirring of the snipe,  which betrays the approach of the bird  to the hunter, is an act ot ventriloquism. Even the nightingale has certain notes which are produced internally and which are audible while the  bill Is closed.  Alloys used in Japanese _r*������a_e_  contain a large percentage of lead.  ; There are a good many men is this  world who would rather have halt a  loaf than a steady job.  Dodwood Is now used as a subatitut*  for ebony Is the making of the dark  .piano keys.  According to the School Review,  only *U.5_ per cent, ot the pupils rl������  American high schools are boys.  Shears in a steel mill in Coatesvllle,  Pa., cut a slab of iron four feet wide  and two feet thick at: one stroke.  Sheets, blankets, pillows and coverlets or counterpanes were frequent  subjects of bequ������3t in ths middle ages.  Lord Roberts, England's doughtiest  warrior, weighs a little more than 100  pounds.     (  Sixty-three years have passed since  the Queen, shortly after her accession,  first took up her residence at Buckingham Palace, a mansion' which was  huiIt"in-IS25-at- a-cost of-over-a-mil-_  lion.  The astonishing total ot $485,000 has  been realized from Kipling's "Absent-  Minded Beggar" In various ways, the  proceeds going to the families ot the  men fighting In South Africa. This Is  at the rate of $10,000 a line, which  doubtless breaks the poetry record.  ,*     .  Doi.'t IJrlnh   Ic<*-Ci.!<l W������t������r.  Ice-cold water Is not so good as Iced  water���������that Is, water cooled by Ice  without coming in contact with It.  .The less of cither the better. It Is an  excellent proctlce to drink water���������an  abundance of it���������just before rotirint;  also the first thing In tho morning.  It Is a cleanse.' ot the system, and is*  a good diuretic���������Lrdies' Home Journal- .....  PARENTS REMEMBER  Before your son Is fitted for business  he sbould be able to:  Write a good, legible hand.  Write a good, sensible lettrr.  SpeaV and write good English.  Draw an ordinary bank check.      ������  Make out an ordinary account.     ***  Write an ordinary promissory note.  Take it to the proper place in tho  bank to get tt cashed.  Add a colunra of figures rapidly and  accurately.  Spell all the words he knows how te  use.  Make neat and correct entries fn  day-book and ledger.  WORTH KNOWING  Relloof tlio IloToIntlom.  In the possession of Mrs. Sarah  Striker, of Tribes Hill, there is a massive copper kettle, which dates back to  the. Revolution. It belonged to Adam  Fonda, whose father was : killed . and  hla house burned during. Sir John  Johnson's raid. Adam Fonda's lions-,  too, was burned, and'probably ona oi  'the, Tories engaged In the raid was  moved to cbv'etousness by "tho great  copper kettle, and thriftily filling il  with fresh butter, hid it under the  Cayadutta bridge. He never came  back: after it, and it was found years  later by' children at play. The kettle  was the only article saved from the  wreck.  The above, which is taken from: an  Amsterdam paper, requires some explanation, says a correspondent of the  Mohawk Valley Democrat. : The Adam  Fonda referred to was lieutenant colonel of the Tryon county regiment  which won the bloody battle of; Orls-  kany: His only surviving granddaughter.is Mrs. Sarah Striker, of Tribes  Hill, who values the tea kettle not  only as, an heirloom, but also from  its historic associations. Mrs. Striker  well remembers the description ot the  raid ; given by: her grandfather, -The  enemy took Lieutenant-Colonel Fonda  prisoner and then proceeded to burn  his house, and the family: fled to the  woods. Eventually: it made its way to'  Schenectady, where it remained until  the close of the war. - The tea kettle  was recovered In the above-mentioned  manner. Lieutenant-Colonel Fonda  was taken to Canada and suffered a  painful captivity, till peace was restored, when he returned and built a house  for his family and that house is still  in use, though much altered. In the  same raid, the Vlsscher " house was  burned, and Colonel Visscher, also a  hero of Oriskany, was tomahawked  and left for dead. He survived, however, and after the war rebuilt the  house which Is occupied by Alfred De:  Graft, his lineal descendant. The  above-mentioned tea kettle is one of  the oldest in existence. It was probably made in Holland at least 150  years ago, and is one of the most interesting relics of the days,that tried  men's souls.  To prevent salt from caking add a  little arrowroot.  Mixed mustard will keep a better  color If a pinch of salt is added.  To remove quickly the paper from  the bottom of a cake hold lt in front  of the Are.  When an oven Is too hot for tho  proper baking of Its contents put a  baBin of cold water Inside.*  Never slam an oven door when anything is baking.     Such a   proceeding  .will ruin the contents.  /  To cut hard-boiled eggs In smooth  oil ees Ha the knifa in water. >������������������-"  r~   . Costly DnorplHtrH of I lie I'ait.  "People who get about town much  must have noticed one change that has  taken place in the past few years,"  said the man with the red mustache,  "and that is Lhe abolition ot doorplatos  for all except business purposes. There  was a time, and not so very long p.go,  "eIth"er~wh"en~everyhody=-: that-aspired  to any kind of social prominence decorated his front door with a plate on  which his name was engraved. Th-ho  plates were made of all kinds of metal,  ranging trom plain tin to solid silver,  according to the prosperity of the owner. Some of them were very expensive. I happened to be in the engraving business when the doorplate craze  wag raging In Its most virulent form,  and I know for a fact that we turned  out any number of plates that mounted  up to and even beyond the hundred-  dollar mark. .  "One of the most expensive plates  we ever made was for a man who  lived over on East Twenty-second  street, New York. This man was a  Russian who had embraced American  customs, and he had a name about  seven feet long. I can't remember now  what it was, but I do know that It  used up about all the plate we had In  the shop to fit him out, and that when  we were finally through with him his  front door resembled nothing so much  as the billboard of a vaudeville show.,  There was a peculiar thing about another block over in that part of tho  city. There were forty houses* In that  block. Each was ornamented with a  doorplate, and on thirty-one. of those  houses the name was 'Green.' I wont  over to that nelghorhood the other day  oul of curiosity. There aro no door-  pl_ies there now, and I had no means  of ascertaining whether the Green colony still sticks to its old haunts.  "In one way these doorplatos were a  mighty fine thing. Thoy gave a stranger within our gates Invaluable assistance In sizing up tho nomenclature of  the city, but they savored too much of  aolf-advcrt.lBing to suit thc quiet tastes  of tho more conservative element, and  gradually tlio custom went out of fashion,, until now a private house that  epotts   a door plate is i>(curiosity/*  Clever Tricks Kmployed to lTa_������ a _4rtn_  Out ol Hotels Witbo-t I'_yl������_*  Most persons are willing to see their  names iu print, but there is one paper  published in New York to appear in  Which means more than disgrace.  It is called "The Hotel Debtor Reg-  istor," and is published at 39 East  Forty-second street While its circulation is private, it is more or less extensive. It reaches the managers of  nearly every hotel in the country.  Tho object of tbe Register Is to warn  hotel proprietors against the type of  "guest'-' who believes in enjoying tho  best of life without paying for it.  Don't imaglno that tho non-payment  of a delft at a hotel Is forgotten. Your  name goes abroad, no matter how  small the amount you owe or what  your intentions were, in avoiding payment.  But this is not tho only means employed by hotel management to protect  itself. Nearly every largo hotel has  an efficient detective force. The chief  detective of on of the largest and finest hotels in th world, situated in this  city, has described some of his experiences for the Sunday World.  "You havo no idea," he said, "how  many persons come to this hotel for  the purpose of 'doing' it. There are all  sorts of dodges employed by clever  persons to make their living out of  hotels without payment.  "Jphn Smith will.come here, for Instance, and engage a room. He will  hand over the counter a couple of baggage checks and ask to have his  trunks brought up from tho station.  Mr. Smith dresses in the latest style..  and has the outward appearance of a  multimillionaire. "  "He will be shown to his room. He  will then casually ask the bell-boy to  conduct him to the dining-room. The  boy complies. Mr. Smith will order an  elaborate-dinner, charge it to his  room and then���������walk out of the hotel.  The trunk checks are bogus.  "Another smart trick is for a mas  to rush tnto the hotel from as adjoining store.- His hat will be off, and he  will have the appearance of a clerk in  the store. He has learned the name  of the store manager; and he will Bay:  " *Wo have a check for 160 in the  store and are short of change. The  banks are closed. Mr. 'Jones, our manager, asked ma to ee. if you would  cash It.'  "Usually the'clerk at the hotel desk  gives an affirmative answer, and the  man goes out for the apparent purposo  of getting the check from the manager.  In five minutes ho returns, presents  bis check and gets it cashed. This is  a time-honored performance���������and yet  it often succeeds.  "A rather elaborate scheme which is  often worked is the following: A man  comes and puts up for a day or two,  He is seen often in the lobby, spends  considerable money in the cafe, and  then goes away, paying his bill. In a  few days he returns. The clerk whose  acquaintance he has made welcomes  him back. He remains this time a  week and. quietly slips off with a big  bill unsettled. His trunk is full of old  books or worthless:.articles.  "Few hotels will cash checks now  for: guests, but sometimes we get badly  icaught for. large amounts.  ' "A well-known traveling salesmaa  I came here not long ago and got $600.  kThe check was good onl? for $60, another cipher having been added to tha  number. We had cashed similar  checks for him before, -and supposed  (the one he presented to be all right.  "Some of the worst hotel beats are  wealthy persons. Somehow. they hate  to pay a bill. They'll go off without  payment, and It is only after we have  threatened exposure that we are ablo  to extract our money.  "Then there are the impersonators  of well-known men. ��������� They have cards  engraved with the names of bankers  and rich railroad and mining men.  Their make-up is modelled on that of  their originals. We are often taken in  by impostors of this description���������but  sometimes they meet their Waterloo.  ^"Aman came here not long ago who  "said he was a well-known mine owner  from Helena, Mont. As luck would  have it, the mine owner himself was  staying at the hotel and was well  known to the clerk. Wo captured tho  impostor promptly and he is now  'doing time.'  "No end of meals are obtained for  -nothing,^and-it���������is.-dlfllcult _,to.^keep__  proper check on the dining-room without giving offense.  "It may be Incredible, but lt Is true, \  that many of the hotel swindlers are  or are thought to bo���������high-class persons. They have no means to live up  to. their tastes, and seem willing to  sacrifice even their honor to satisfy  their appetites."  TOLD BRIEFLY  A novel and curious test for deafness or approaching deafness has just  been described by a Paris specialist.  If tho handle of a vibrating tuning-  fork bo applied to the knee or other  bony portion of the human frame, the-  sound cannot bo heard by tho person  who possesses an unlmpared ear, but  if the ear be attacked by disease, tho  note can be heard distinctly.  An ocean steamer of the first cities  going at full speed, cannot be brought  to a standstill In less than throe minutes. In the mean time she will traverse a distance of about half a mile.  If the whole envelope ot air wero tha  same in character it would roach only  about Ave miles nbovo the earth, but  as it becomes rarefied as we ascend it  probable extends to a height of eighty  or ninety miles.  Tho hones of a human being will  hear three times as great a pressure as  oak, and nearly as much as wrought  iron, without being crushed.  In Germany and Holland girls are  chosen in preference to young men in  all employments In which thoy can he  advantageously employed.  A diamond weighing one carat,  mounted in a ring, may cost the buyer  ������20 or more, but at Kimberly the average value of diamonds is only about  25s por carat.  The game of cricket dates from 1598,  when It was called "club-ball."  In Madagascar silk is the only fabric used in the manufacture of clothing.  A mas breathes about twenty times  in a minute, 1,200 times In an hour.  Coal Is dearer in South"Africa than  In any other part of the world; it Is  cheapest In China.  'Franco has more persoiIS ever sixty  years of age than any other country;  Ireland comes next.  Damascus is said to be the oldest  city- in the. world, dating* back 4,000  re_rg. its present population is 200,000  i tenth being Christians, The mosques  are numerous,- there being, mors than  fifty.  The finest-looking people of Europe  are;the;Tziganes, or:Gypsies, of Hur_*  gary.  The South African winter begins toward the end of April and lasts until  September.  A church bell cracked in ringing at  the village of Schlelthein, near Schaf-  fhausen, Germany, and when taken  down it was found to be of t������e year  1452.  When Explorer Livingstone was In  South 'Africa his looking-glass was a  source of great interest ao the natives,  and a critic says that it caused great  surprise among many on account of  their knowledge of their own looks.  Mirrors in advance countries also often  cause surprise among those who-get  an early morning glance in them.  The stationery of the woman ot fads  is now stamped with her address Inclosed in a circle placed in one of the  upper corners of the note Sheet; instead  of running. across the toy ot the sheet  as formerly.  In boring a deep well In Germany  the hardened end of a steel drill broke,  off at a depth of about 1,000 feet. As  it was clearly impossible to drill-out  the hard steel, it was necessary either  to remove it or abandon the boring.  It was removed in a highly ingenious  way. A soft iron bar, five feet long,  and two and one-half inches In diameter was wrapped with:a single layer  of India ruber ��������� covered wire, thus  making it an electromagnet. The bar  with wires leading to it, was lowered  into the hole, and current from a small  dynamo turned: on. This magnetized  the bar, which was then carefully  drawnup to the surface bringing th������  steel drillpoint with it.  WHAT A WOMAN THINKS  I  ��������� jp '      A Convent of tllBcksmltlia.  The colony of nuns In South Africa  known as the Sisters of St. Dominie,  .who settled near King William's Town,  Cape Colony, bought an extensive  farm, and finding that farm laborers  were scarce,, the nuns put their hands,  to the plough and managed to farm  with their owii'labor. Thero being no  blacksmith In that region the nuns  sent to Cape Town and got the materials to build, and the tools and Implements to supply a smithy. Thoy  got a blacksmith to act as their tutor,  and thus learned how'to become blacksmiths. Finding that blacksmtthlng  was profitable work, they built a larger smithy with a brick forgo, a strong  capacious hollows of ox-hide and all  tho customary paraphernalia Incidental t.o the business, and established  themselves as a convent of female  blacksmiths.  r- Stmpli* IV-H'llne Gown*,  Wedding gowns are most elegant  when simple in style, although thoy  may be of the richest possible material���������Indeed. That Is considered desirable even for a young bride���������where  it can be afforded. Fortunately dead  white Is no longer Inflexibly prescribed. Cream, Ivory and pearl white are  equally woll worn by brides, so lit la  possible to shit the individual complexion. Wedding gowns are notoriously  unbecoming, and every resourse for  mitigating the unfavorable effect Is  valuable.  Kindness Is the secret of courtesy.  A man is poor indeed who is poor In  charity.  Children behave when out as thev  behave at home.  Lots of women have dresses they nre  afraid to wear.  ^ovT_n_ny "times" have" we~spont" th 3  money we have lost?  A man never loses any of his self-  respect by an honest apology.  Is there any state more to be pitied  than kittenish, giggling old age?  A designing woman���������tha dressmaker.  A man never throws himself awav  until he is worthless.  It costs much more to avenge a  wrong than to suffer It.  To be able to read aloud Is to be regarded as an accomplishment.  The clever woman always laughs at  a man's jokes, oven if she has heard  them before.  How many people can find a chapter  in the Bible without looking at the index?  The woman with a sour face ought  to apply for a position in a pickle factory.  When a young author puts lots ot  color in his stories he usually lntend3  them to be read.  There Is only one man who finds  that lt pays to make a fool of himself���������  the circus clown.  The devil, a contemporaneous philosopher assures us, owes much of his  success to the fact that he is alwavs  on hand. ;  Some women wear simple gowns  with an air of elegance that is entirely lost in the magnificence of another  woman's toilet.  The aim of the well-dressed woman  is not so much to follow the exact line  of fashion as to adapt^ it to her own  individuality.  When a boy begins to hi* particular  about the crease in his trousers it is  n prc'.iy sure sign of an attack of the  first aymDiomE of leve.    *-* ..-___,  ABOUT VICE PRESIDENTS  Before tho ex;*'.ration of John  Adams' term, ISO'I, there was no ex-  president living, W.-.shineton having  died in ilcccmbor, I'iOJ.  During Jefferson's administration  Adams was tho cx-presldeiit. Both  died on tho samo day, July 4, 1S26.  Both were ex-presidents during the administration "of Madison and Monroe  nnd a part of tho administration of J.  Q. Adams.  When Monroo was president the  throe ex-presidents wore Adams, Jefferson and Madison.  J. Q. Adams became president In  18iT*. At that tlmo Adams, Jefferson,  Madison and Monroe were living. But  beforo the expiration of J. Q. Adams'  term, 1S29, only Madison und Monroe  wero living.  During Jackson's first administration Madison, Monroe nnd J. Q. Adams  wore tho living ex-presidents. Before  the expiration of Jackson's second administration only J. Q. Adams remain-  .-...I ns former president.  When Van Buren was president J.  Q. Adams and Jackson were the Hying ox-presidents.  During William Henry Harrison's  term of one month J. Q. Adams, Jackson nnd Van Buren were the living cx-  presidents.  ' John Tyler, as vice-president, euc-  soedod Harrison, and was in office  from 1841. to 1S45. The ex-presidents  living during ; his term were J. Q.  Adams, Jackson and Van Buren.  While Polk was president the living ex-presidents wore J. Q. Adams,  Jackson, Van Buren and Tyler. But  before the expiration of Polk's . term  Van Buren and Tyler Only remained.  Taylor's term'.lasted less than five  months. In that time Van Buren, Tyler and Polk were living,-although  Polk died twenty-five days .before  Taylor; thereby leaving Van Buren and  Tyler living ex-presidents.  When Fllmore was   president   Van  Buren .and 'Tyler were still living.  . With Pierce as president there were  *  three living ex-presidents. Van Buren,  Tyler and Fillmore.  When Buchanan was president Tan  Buren, -Tyler, Fillmore and Pierce were  living.  During Lincoln's term of office Fillmore, Pierce and Buchanan were living  In the administration of Johnson,  Buchanan : died, leaving Fillmore' and  Pierce.  During: Grant's first term Fillmore  and Johnson were; living.���������"* Before the* ���������  expiration of his   second   term   there  was no living ex-president.  Grant was the only ex-president  while Hayes was at the: White House.  During Garfield's short term Grant -  and Hayes were living.  In the administration of Arthur,  Grant and Hayes were still living.  .During Cleveland's first term Grant.  Hayes and Arthur were living.' Before  the expiration of that term only Hayes  remained.   >  With Benjamin ��������� Harrison as president,'Hayes and Cleveland were living,  but before the expiration of Harrison's  term only Cleveland remained as s  living ex-presldent.  In Cleveland's second terra there  was: but one ex-president living, Harrison.  During McKinley's term the two tiring ex-presidents , are Cleveland and  Harrison.  Three times in the history, of tha  country have four ex-presidents been  living at the same time. Frequently  three; once there was one ex-presldent  living during The. incumbency of his  predecessor; twice; none.���������Chlcr.go  Inter-Ocean.  THIS AND THAT.  A statistician of small things figures  it out that the posterity of one English sparrow amounts in ten years to  something like 276,000,000,000 birds.  A pet Maltese cat belonging to a lady  in England has been successfully provided with spectacles to counteract  failing eyesight. A picture of a mouse  was used by the oculist to test"-the"  cat's eyes.  "You will never be happy and enjoy  life," said the woman of experience to*  the girl who had none, "until you give  up trying to set yourself straight wilh  the world. The world puts two and  two together and gets a pretty fair estimate. Mistakes and misunderstandings will occur, but the woman who  tries to explain them away Is lost."  The latest fashionable stimulant is  camphor. Taken in small and regular*  doses it is said to make the complexion creamy, but the; untimate effect Is  harmful.  If you want to powder, -parsley to  sprinkle over new potatoes or any  other dish, dip It first quickly Into  boiling water; shake the water off, and  put it on a plate or paper In a quiet"  oven for a few minutes. When quite  dry rub either between your hnds or  through a wire sieve.  Charitable persons send. ������6,000,009  every year to the secretaries of charities and missions'in London.  Probably on the principle that the  last shall be first, last season's straw  hats are tbe first seen this season.  In Japan handkerchiefs are made of  paper, cords are twisted from it and  imitations of Cordova leather are skillfully contrived from it. In 1892 Japan  produced $5,000,000 worth of paper.  The Victoria Cross Is a Maltese cross  made from canon captured from .the  enemy. In the center is the royal crest  nelow a scroll bearing the words, "For  valor."   The reverse side Is bare.  For preserving timber from . decay  an Australian has pattenied a new-  treatment, consisting of immersing the  timber in a solution of arsenous acid  and an alkali until thoroughly impregnated, after which a coating of  sulphate of copper is applied.   *     ���������'.-���������'  _*st*i_i*a-_*iKB'_ar*!Wffi3-.*.-i"w^  -m->.������i.������^w-,.ti������*,������'.w^*.^fir.*..���������.wc��������� ��������� &>  Interesting Items.  "Lacrosse ia shortly to he introduced inti  South Africa. Colonel Steele and Cap  tain Moore, two Cmindian ofliccrs scrv  - ing with the Soulli African ConsUbu  lary, have sent to .Montreal for a supplj  ���������Of lacrosse slicks nnd balls.  Apropos of Lord Kelvin's asscrtio:  that in four hundred yours the coal o  the world will be used up. M. Cartleux  chief engineer of the Northern Hailwaj  ���������of France, says thnt in ten years, he  ���������twceii petroleum and alcohol, coal min  ing will nut pay.  The first picture drawn by Charlm  Dana Gib-son, tlie famous artist, was re  fused by nearly every art editor in New  York, but when lie succeeded in gelling  it published his name was immedintelj  made. lie wns earning three hundred  dollars a month before ho reached hii  twenty-first birthday.  Commander "Robert E. Peary, tho Are  tic explorer, says it is his belief that th������  Arctic region is one of the best places on  earth for persons afllicted with pulmonary diseases. Ih proof of tho health-giving conditions there, he said that nearly  ���������everybody who went up there came back  weighing more and in a much better state  ���������of health generally.  Prince Jonah Kunis Kalauiauole, whe  will represent Hawaii in the next House  ���������of Representatives, will bo tho first royal  person to enter the Congress of the United States... Already the papers are speculating as to just how ho will be addressed when ho takes up his abode in  Washington. He is called at home  "__ince Cupid." Those who want to  avoid such familiarity designate him as  Prince Kunio, which is., correct. Some  may insist on "Mr. Kalauiauole," but the  name is so long and so intricate in yow-  ���������els that it is feared few who are not ac-  ���������quainted with the Kanaka language will  caro to try it.  Wo aro told by the "Engineer" how an  electric plant ran nil night with only a  ���������corpse in charge. It appears that the  night electrician at the water-power  plant of the Missoula Light and Power  Company nt Bonner, Mont., was killed  whilo oiling the engine. "Tlie machinery  ���������continued to run with only thc dead  electrician in charge until the day men  came to work the next morning. The  body had evidently been dead since he-  fore midnight. That this plant should  have continued to run all night by itself  without the slightest mishap is another  evidence of the almost human-like state  of perfection that is being attained by  modern machinery."  Cynic's Calendar of Revised Wisdom.  Oliver Horford, Ethel Watts Mm.1  ford and Add-son Mizner have, in a little  volume, twisted our old standbys���������the  .proverbs���������to harin.nize, as they believe,  with the modern spirit. Here arc a few  -quotations that have a peculiar zest to  thorn:  God gives us our relatives���������thank God  we can choose our friends.  Misery loves company, hut company  ���������does not reciprocate.  Look before you sleep.  Many are called, but few get up.  Feople who live in glass houses should  pull down the blinds.  God help those who do not help themselves. -  A church fair'exchange is robbery.  The poor ye have with ye always���������but  -are not invited.  Eat your steak or you'll have stew.  As you sew 10 must you rip. [  I ...Sweet are the" uses of diversity.   *.*,  '1     Where there's a will there's a" lawsuit.  }     Pride goeth before and'the.hill Cometh  ;-after.. .    .  Tamper not with  Hedged fools.  !-      "  '--' *-'��������� '  ��������� An Editor's Kick.  >     A Missouri   editor,  who   is- about   to  .'( pull up and leave for lack 0/   support,  I-sarcastically  remarks   in   parting     that  , cditois don't need money.   "Don't worry  j about the editor,*' he says.    "lie has "a  ' charter from the state to'aet as dooimat  I for the community.   He'll get the p.ipci  . *out somehow, and stand up for you when  i.you run  for  olliee, nnd  lie about your  , pjgeon-toed  daughter's  lackey wedding,  and  blow  about your  big-footed"   sons  when   they  get  a $4 a  week  job,  and  weep over your shrivelled soul when it  is released from your grasping body, and  s'mile at your giddy wife's second "mar-  Tinge.    He'll get along.    Tlio Lord only  ���������knows how���������but  Lhe editor    will    get  there somehow."  Mainly About People.  "When the father of l>*m Carlo* was  in England, many a long year ago, Queen  Victoria made a point of presenting to  him the late Sir Edwin Landseer. "Oh,  Sir Edward," was Luia's effusive welcome; "delighted to make your icquaint-  ance.   I was always very fond of beasts."  A Texas paper declares that a Tarrant  County girl, who is attending school in  Fort Worth, recent!)- wrote homo to her  parents: "I nm j it in love with ping-  pong!" When her stern Texas failicr  read her letter, ho remarked: "You can  write and tell Ainnrillis Jane that if she  is going to fall in love with any of them  blamed Fort Worth Chinamen she can  just count on being cut oil' without a  cent."  When Dr. Clark of Rhode Island was  elected bishop and was paying his lust  pastoral calls before entering upon hia  bishopric, ho visited, among others, a  lady of his congregation, a good housewife, who was distinguished for the size  of her family. After he had stayed a  while, the good doctor rose to go, and  the lady said to him: "But, doctor, you  haven't Been my last baby, have you!"  "No, madam," answered the doctor, "and  I never expect to."  A young German studying in this  country had received back his theme  from his Instructor in English. On it  were some notes in red ink, which the  student could not decipher. Accordingly  he took it to the tutor in order that he  might not miss somo important advice.  "I beg your pardon, sir," he snid, "but  I can't make out this correction here.  It's���������it's a little hard to read." The instructor took the theme, scowled at it  critically, and then said, with some show  of irritation��������� "Why, it says���������it says,  'Write more legibly'V"  Years' ago a 'boastful cockney applied  for a position on a New York newspaper.  "What are your credentials?" enquired  the editor. "To whom can you refer?"  "I know every prominent man in England, sir!" replied the cockney. "Indeed!"  continued the editor, "and do you know  Alfred Tennyson?" "Very well, sir;  smoked many a pipe with him, sir." "Do  you know Thackeray?" "Yes, sir;  worked with him on his 'Hook of Snob*?,'  sir." "Charles Pickens?" "Was a reporter with him." "George Eliot?" "1  roomed with him, sir."  In his recent volume, "Bar, Stage and  Platform," Mr. Herman C. Merivale says  that when Lord T.iunion heaid that hii  nephew, Mr. Labouchorc, contemplated  public life, and proposed to stand for one  of the county divisions in Lord Taunton's  district, he" was much pleased at tho  sign of grace, and asked if he could himself do anything for the young politician.  "Really, I think not; uncle," was the  answer. "But I don't know. If you  would put on your peer's robes, and  walk arm-in-arm with me down the high  streets of Windsor, perhaps it might have  a good effect."  - A terrific boiler, explosion took place  on board a big ship lying at Portsmouth some months ago, and an enterprising London editor, wishing to give  tho earliest possible news to his readers,  thus instructed a reporter: "Get down  there as hard-as you can. -If you catchy  tho eleven-forty from London Bridge,  you'll be there soon after two and can  just wire us something for thc fifth edition, but boil it down." " The reporter  : obeyed his orders, and soon after three  o'clock that afternoon sent a wire saying: "Terrific explosion. Man-o'-war.  Boiler empty, engineer. full._ Funeral tomorrow." *���������*  Use the Test of Value.  Music That Strains the Clothing*.  ,Thc standard of musical excellence  varies according to dilforonccs of taste  nationality, and occupation, Mrs. Urn*  blatter, whose husb.ind was the dircetoi  of a Xcw York orchestra, had a standard of her own, which alio did not hesitate to confess to one of her neighbors.  ���������'What operas doC3 your husband like  -lo-play-bost?"-nsk.-d"���������the���������visitor,���������a  friendly and well-meaning person.  "That I know not." said tho wifo  busily darning an old shirt, "but this J  know : Whatever he likes, I liko not  tho Wagner operas. l**or the sound  they arc good enough, hut for the  clothes���������ach I ho nell'cr yet comes home  from any one of those \\'n_".<p* operas  that he lias not torn a place in.his pooi  old shifts. When the elutli i.** weak  and has been often mended one prefer*  the Italian operas always."  Ccrious Bite of News. '  __S TBBgio-stT mn3as, taken recently in  -Tew York (Manhattan borough) yieldi  the following significant figures: Residents. 1031,102; church- goers, 451,031,  of WMDi 317,45*1 are Roman Catholic!  and 134,177 Protestants.  During the three years of its continuance the war in South Africa resulted in  the killing from wound.? and disease of  22,000 British" soldiers.' During the same  three years the 'railways of tho United  States, engaged in peaceful pursuits,  killed 21,847 people.  Tlie "Jim "Crow" street car3 in New  Orleans have turned out'a failure, he-  cause, thc conductors could not.decide  half the time who were white and who  were" colored among the passcngci'3, owing to thc large creole population, which  is so very light in color. '"So' the law  has been bundled-out of the" way by the  local court as unconstitutional." .  The New York "Evening Post" thinks  that "Innocuous News for the "Scrvou-*"  would he an appropiiatc lillc for a newspaper which is ahoi tly to be started in  Vienna. This journal is to present great  calamities of all sorts in a way to produce a minimum of shock. A catastrophe like that at Martinique will be described as a mysterious but merciful  dispensation of 11 kind Providence, and  especial pains will be taken to write  ehcerfully_of-.bank _fuiliirc^_and_ stock  market panics.  In Chicago little Herbert Vance Taylor, son of a wealthy leader of fashion, suddenly disappeared. . The neighborhood was searched for him and the  machinery of the whole police force of  Chicago was set in operation to find the  child, on the theory thnt he h:iil been  kidnapped. I\o trace of the boy could ba  found.  Four dnys 1: ter, on Mn. Taylor's At  lloin*.* day", some Indies called to tender  their condolence* in the distracted 10th-  cr. They were s..*m*n into the darkened  parlor���������ii gri- t, unused brie-a-biiic shop  of a renin, tar the llr.-U lime since the  child's disappearance, the shades were  opened und the sunshine was let in on  I he expensive rugs and the dainty, mosslike carpet��������� a carpet like that in a  thousand other homes of luxury, too  il'.-licitto to let the children tumble on.  So the children had always been barred  out of thc parlor. They might mar a  Monis chair or break a." SiiUutnii vase.  Month nfter month the parlor had been  left silent, in the darkness of a crypt,  311 ve when thrown open in honor of some  fashionable clothes-horse of a visitor.  The housemaid, who preceded thc mother, on enU....g, groped for the window  shades and stumbled over a small body  on thc floor. It was the missing baby���������  and he was dead.  It appears that the ehild had stolen  into the darkened parlor four days previously, and in clambering up to raise tho  window shade had overturned a heavy  bronze statuette, which, in falling, had  crushed the little fellow's skull. For four  days tho pathetic little body had lain  there, in thc pavlor, the. spot too good  for the children of the house to romp in,  the room sacred to the occasional visits  of the members of "the 400." By a.  strange and ironical coincidence, the statuette which crushed the life out of the  little hoy was that of "Niobe, ���������:weeping  over her slain children."  An able editorial writer draws scir.c  striking lessons from this tragedy, lie  says: "Do you suppose that-this incident  will make any difference to thc women  who" 'have heen educated lo helie'i e that  the front parlor is a room too good for  tho family to use? Not a. bit of it. lt  is one of the outgrowths of our shoddy  and hypocritical civilization, Ibis desire  to make an impression ou visitors at Ihe  expense of the comfort of thc family.  What people will say of our swell furnishings is of such vastly greater importance than tho happiness and well-  being of the little chaps at home or thc  comfort of Jim, who is struck by an  avalanche of invective if he has the presumption to light a cigar in the Sacred  Black Dole of the home, known as the  parlor���������or even to rest his tired back  in one of the daintily upholstered easy  chairs.  "Why do we insist on being slaves to  our possessions? AVhy do we defraud  ourselves and those nearest, if not dearest, to us, out of half of life's sweetness,  by littering up our homes with furniture  and articles of vertu too expensive and  good to be of any earthly use outside of  a museum? Why do people hire gardeners to make beautiful lawns and flowered  borders, and then hire, governesses to  spank their children for indulging their  most unnatural and depraved desire to  go out and put it to its greatest use,  by tumbling and playing leap-frog on the  grass?"  * New Law Wanted.  Discussing the referendum results,  Ottawa "Events" facetiously calls  for a new law. Let us, - it says,  have'a counter agitation and appeal to  the Legislature to enact a law to compel  total abstainers to take a drink 1  "But t'hey don't want to," you say.  Truo, hut suppose it were good for  them? There are lots of people who  think it would do good* to somc^total  abstainers they know if they' took a  drink of liquor.  "But, Mr. Editor, their health might j  be better without it." }  "Yes, that is the same thing we hear *  from the other fellows who take a drink 1  occasionally, that thoy find it promotes :  health and regulates tlieir system." j  "But the expense, Mr: Editor; is it not !  enormous?" -        j  "That depends on your tastes. You j  need not go in for wine.   You can get a ���������  wholesome drink of ale for five  cents, j .    . .  Thc proposed law would not compel you,   ���������3ab'y protest against being,awakened;  lo drink wine." *" I  but, ln sP't*- of whatever J. may say or  "But I can't stand beer. The only li- i do* 'bundle me out at Carlisle." The  quor I ever take is a little mulled, port ' _ua.rd promised to' comply with his  or a mild sherry." ���������'��������� j  "Then the proposed law would not be I  hard on you, and it might lead other to- '  __aec-.ot&!.  When John Morley was about to unveil tho Gladstone monument in Manchester, a press colleague asked him,  "Are vnu going to spenk from manuscript, Mr. Morley:" "Ko," replied Mr.  Morley, with warmth, "I am going to  speak from my heart."  General "Phil" Sheridan was once riding down the line, when he saw an Irishman mounted on a mule which was kicking its le?s rather freely. The mule tin-  ally got its hoof caught in the stirrup,  when, in the excitement, the Irishman  remarked: "Well, begorrah, if you're  goin' to get on, I'll get oil!"  A certain very small girl npproac_e_  her mother ou the subject 01 being allowed to take her wax doll to heaven  with her, and sho was deeply oil'endcd  on being told that such a proceeding  would be quite impossible. She hung  about for some time, looking very sulky,  and finally announced a change in her intentions as follows: "Mother, I think I'll  take my old rag doll and go to hell."  Speaking the other day at a county  bazaar at Leeds, Sir Charle.- Wyndham  told the following amusing story: A certain prominent bishop who hnd developed Borne lung affection wns ordered by  his physician to repair at once to the  South of France. The bishop demurred,  and told his medical attendant that he  was resolved to winter in England. "My  lord," said the doctor, "if you aro resolved to winter in England, "in less than  a month you will be in heaven." "You  don't say so," exclaimed the bishop. "I  will go to the South of France nt once."  "I remember once," said Lord Randolph Churchill, "when I had irritated  Sir William Ilarcourt beyond endurance  in the House of Commons, he leaned forward and called out to-, ine across the  floor, 'You little assl' So I just shouted  back, 'You damned: fool!' His face was  a delightful study. He rose several times,  intending to call the Speaker's attention  to the expression, but gave up when ho  remembered how far. from parliamcn tary  his own language had been. The Speaker  afterwards rcmaiked that this was the  most highly-condensed debate ho had  ever sat through."  When Roscoc Conkllng first began the  practice of law in New York he lost a  most important murder case on whicli  he 'had worked very haid, not only for  the fee, which he needed badly, but for  a reputation which lie had to make. Despite his efforts, his client was hanged.  Later, when he presented his bill to the  man's family, they refused to pay it, on  the ground that it was excessive. lie  took the bill to Charles O'Conor, the  great criminal lawyer, asking him to pass  judgment as to the equity of his charges.  O'Conor scanned the account very closely, and then, turning to Conkling, very  gravely Temarked:: "Well, Conkling,  taking into consideration the enormous  amount of energy and time you have  devoted to this case, the charges arc reasonable; buf see, here, Conkling, don't  you think the man could have heen  hanged for less money than that?"  One of thc agents in a Midland revision court in England objected to a person whose name was on the register, on  the ground thnt he was dead. The revising barrister * declined to accept the  assurance, however, and demanded conclusive testimony on tho point. The  agent of the other side rose and gave  corroborative evidence as to the decease  of the gentleman in** question. "But, air,  how do you know the man's dead?" demanded the barrister. "Well," was tho  reply, -'.'I don't know. It-'s very difficult  to "prove." "As I suspected," returned  the barrister. "You don't know, whether he's dead or not." Tho barrister  glanced triumphantly round tho court,  but his expression gradually underwent  a change ns the witness coolly continued:  "I was saying, sir, that I don't know  whether he is dead, or not, but I do  know this: they buried him about a  month ago on suspicion."  In order to emphasize the sincerity and  strength of his good wishes, a speaker at  a recent Masonic banquet told the following story:-A passenger by the Scotch  night mail gave the guard a. substantial  tip'before leaving London, with insti tic-  lions to see that he left thc train at  Carlisle, whero ho had an important  business engagement. "I am a, very  sound sleeper," he said, "and shall pro-  As the citincue. tsee Us;  It is good for us to remember that  We of the Western races, who call,  ourselves civilized, ami sometimes*  force our civilization on the East,  are regarded by some Eastern nations as  barbarians. Mr. W. A. Pickering writes  in his 'hook, "Pioneering in Formosa," an  account of a visit, to a Chinese gentleman. Although Mr. Pickering tells of  their conversation from his own point of  view, one can also see the point of view  of the. Chinaman:  What perplexed him most about Europeans, or "barbarians," as ho quite innocently called us, was our ii-mazing* energy. Why should wo trouble ourselves so  much, and t. ke so much pains about  anything on earth? To thu phlegmatic  literary Chinaman this was incomprehensible. Was anything worth such fuss  and bother? Wo had at great risk and  difficulty made an expedition into the interior to seo the aboriginal tribes. What  was the good of going to seo savages?  I unfolded the mysteries of steam as a  propeller. I told tliom of our machinery.  They seemed not to- he impressed. Some  of them had seen nnd traveled on a  steamer. Yes, but that was not much;  to invent these material things, wns that  worthy of a man's intellect? Such novelties were merely mechanical.  I told them somewhat of the stars, of  our scientific conclusions. This appealed  more to them. Then I quoted to them  ���������passages from their own sacred olassics.  They approved of me.  Later, as I lay wakeful on my bed, I  heard, through the thin paper partitions,  my host and cronies considering theii  strange visitors.  "Strange creatures, these barbarians!''  "Aye, indeed they arc."  '-'That Pi-ki-ling (Pickering), he's n  strange barbarian. Where did he learn  to speak the language of men (Chinese)?".,  "He's clever for a barbarian. He's almost a man."  "Ho has not the eyes of a man. They  are round, like the rest of the animals,  not turned up at the corners, as wc men  have them.'  "Well, ho is a clever barbarian." And  the discussion ended.  THE "SLEEPiNa-SICKe3i.SS."ii  No Linguist.  Oliver���������Pa, what does bon-mot mean?  Pa���������Oh, don't bother mel* Get your  ���������Latin dictionary and find out for your*  self I���������"Ally Sloper's  Half-Holiday."  Is Disease Beneficent?  wishes, and he went - contentedly lo  sleep. Imagine his disgust, Uicrcfoic, on  waking   to   find   himself   in  Edinburgh  tal  abstainers   to   view  the" virtues   of j -angrily  he  sought  tho guard,  an  re lenient eve."     ��������� burdened I113 wrath in no mcasurci  port or beer with a mor_ .-..__.������������������, ���������_,, t.       .  "But what argument can you fir tl for  gunge.  d   lined lan-  The hitler listened  to his liar-  .The Anglo-Creek Entente.  "Mr. Punch" has pleasure in publish  ing; on the authority of ono of his Ma  jesty's mitldie3, a selection of Ilellcnit  wine-shop advertisements, put up to al  lure thc trusting British sailor on thi  occasion of a recent visit paid to Naup  lia' by a British squadron. Much maj  be done in the way of diplomacy, ai  Lord Rosebery so happily hinted, by at  occasional conference at a w-yside inn.  UNION JAG.���������The Gretcst ltestahran!  1 in Greece.  COME  COME COJ-E  BOYS  to  thii  English P.uhlic House Where all drink  ing are f .und Viz Beer Lemonade winei  liqors and all sorts of things to tho Eng  u'sh'Tast A Pint will oblige.  CONCERT JOHN BROWN Shiling foi  . a juges and '3d. Glass Long life Edwai  king.  WELL COME NOBLE SAILORS Wini  . is sold hero Wine ageneo.  GREAT CONSERT ALABRA Conscr.  j beautiful dansin and siiikin Place even  kind of drink is to be found Enklish wel  1 spokn.  ���������     TO THE ENGLIS NAVE woll oom  UNION JACK.  TEETH extra ted motnentnneously an)  without acko.  CONCERT HAMf-LIES.British Arm  Triomphed In iho Tra___*aa_   ���������  GOOD BLOOD IS  NO GOOD  UNLESS  CIRCULATED  A Sick Man mistakes his  Illness, or his Doctor does  He shows symptoms of consumption, or dyspepsia, or what not, because improper blood nourishment  of lungs or liver has brought them  011. In such cases look to the  heart ; unless it pumps rifch red  blood through the system, your  specific  doesn't reach, the spot.  . Dr. Agnew's Heart Cur������  sends'the blood coursing through  the veins as nature intended. It  heals the heart and thus helps the  health of every organ.  Rev. L." W. Showers, of Eldertown, Pa.,  writes :��������� " For many years I suffered with organic heart disease. I have tried many physicians and taken numberless remedies. I purchased a bottle of Or. Agnew's Cure for the  Heart and received almost instant relief. The  choking, beating, thumping and palpitation  have now almost entirely, disappeared. The  remedy is wonderful." v  Keep clean inside as well as outside. Dr.  Agnew's Liver PlUa are the correct form.  Cleanse and stimulate the digestive apparatus.  Only 10c. for forty de-sea, 2_  a law to compel everybody to take a  drink?"  "Just as serious an argument as can  be produced for a law to compel cvciy-  one to abstain."  "You forget, Mr. Editor, the power  of example."  "Then why~_i~ot b~egin_a"crusade~against~  extravagance in dress and entertainment? Every girl nowadaj-s npes her  mistress in the style of bonnet and furbelows, and squanders upon dress what  should go to the support of a widowed  mother or orphaned sisters.  I angue in respectful admiration, and when  he had concluded, thus excused hini->clf:  "Man," ho said, "your language is stioi'g,  not to say very strong; but it is nothing to that of the gentleman I bundled  out at Carlisle."  "HairCalneVThrifty Wife-  pass a law to make everybody conform  to the ways of the plain and strait-laced  women? The power of example, if made  for plainness of dress nnd entertainment,  would save more men from misery and  gray hairs than most other things arc  likely to do. ' We arc only on' the edge  of great social reforms. Let us begin  with a law to compel every man lo go up  town at least three evenings a week and  take ono or two drinks among lii-s fellows. Wc would at least earn thc gratitude of all the women who are tiled cf  seeing the same man round the house nil  the time. Let the cry go up: 'N"o abstainers  and a new hat in the halli'"  "It   is   utterly   impossible,"   declares,  Hall Caine, "for mc to ncccde to all the  requests I receive for my autograph.   At  the   beginning  of  my   literary   career  I  Why not 1 used to make it a point to respond to nil  who enclosed slnnip-t. That soon became  impossible, and for a long time afterward those stamps weighed on my eon-  science. Of course I could not think of  using ihcin and religiously threw tlicin in  the scnip-linsket, till one dny I diicov-  cred that Mrs. Cniiio was as religiously  sorting theni ont from among thc wasto  paper uud using them."  Based on Fact?  She Strove to Please.  The waiter-girl at oiir table wns imbued with a sincere desire to give satisfaction. She did her best to get -from  the kitchen precisely what each hoarder  asked for, and she succeeded very well  indeed.  The other evening, at dinner, she said  interrogatively to each man in turn,  ."Chicken or tomato soup?" And 0113  made answer, "Tomayto," and the second  said, "Tomawto soup, please," and tho  third added, "I'll take tomalto."  Whereupon the intellicent maiden de  livcrcd the several orders into thc kitchen  in this wise, "One tomayto soup, ont  tomawto soup, and one tomatto soup."  Thus each guest received precisclj  what he had asked for nnd was huppy  until the next order was taken.  But that is another course.  Miss Thome���������I heard that Alice Wordy has a posilion in the  th Avenue  Bank. That's odd for. a woman I What  do you suppose she can be? Mr. Kccne  (dryly)���������Probably the Teller!���������"Harper's  Bazar."  '     Held Up.  Gladys���������Did he get on his knees when  he proposed to you?    *  Marie���������No, I was already on them.  " "We treat our cook just like one of  the famB-y," said Mrs. Gilfoyle. "We  don't," added Mrs. I'oindoxter. "We  don't dare.   We arc polite to our cook."  "What is the best way to keep your  friends? Treat them kindly?" "No; often."  ��������� Recently an  American  editor,  referring to a contcmpoi. ry, said: "We cannot bear a nnturnl  ��������� ,ol."  T'other editor���������No doubt the editor of  is correct in liis statement-���������but  his mother could.  In a recent address at University  College, Liverpool, Eng., Sir Frederick  Trevc3 insisted that wc can no longer,  after the manner of our forefathers, regard disease as an evil influence distinct  from nil natural processes and having  nothing bonolicent in any of its manifestations. The '"Hospital" comments on  his remarks in these, terms:  "Thc   old   physicians   regarded   every  symptom of disease as being of necessity  wholly   noxious  and   as  needing  to  be  stamped  out.    If   the  patient vomited,  the  vomiting  must be  stopped;   if   ho  coughed,  the  cough  must be  made   to  cease; if he failed to tako food, he must  be made to eat.    To the modern physi-1  cian, however,  things appeal in  a  very ]  dilferent manner.   To them thore is noth- !  ing  preternatural   about   disease.     Not  only is it the  outcome of natural  processes, but  these  processes- nre    themselves, in many cases, marked by a purpose, and ih.it purpo-c 11 beneficent one.  The time has come when it would rather  appear that many of the so-called symp-i  toius of disease are but expressions*of a  natural effort townrd cure; that they are  not malign in intent, but have for their  end the lidding of the body of the very  troubles which Uiey are supposed to represent.   Take, for example, tuberculosis.  Modern pathology tenches that the so-  called symptoms of this disease do but  represent a valiant attempt on the part  of the body to repair an accident, such  _accidcnt_bcing tho entrance of a_parosito_  into  tho  tissues.    Take, again, au  inflammation following a septic wound of  .a finger.    The disease, so called, is distressing enough, hut tho manifestations  are no mere outcome of a malign purpose.   They nro well intended, and h.tvo  for  their  object  tho  protection  of   the  body   from   further  parasitic  invasions  and tho elimination of S'.'cli septic matter  as  may have been   already  introduced;  and so 011.   Even the much-drciulcd peritonitis which lo surgeons of the past appeared as the very hiind of fate���������an impending  horror spreading  only disaster  and death���������is now recognized ns the opera I ing   surgeon's   best   friend.     Times  have changed;  our views have altered;  ond we must no longer 'figlit' disease in  the old manner, nor 'attack' it with tho  old weapons."  ��������� ������������������������  Why Men Marry.  Journalism in Evunsville, Indiana, is  nothing if not domestic.    Through    the  agency  of the "Courier-Journal" it has  been trying to find out why men marry.  Tlio.editor sent a circular letter to liis  masculine  subscribers,  asking  them  for  a   personal  explanation.    lie   publishes  the   replies,   b,ut   mercifully   suppresses  the names.    "I didn't intend  to do it," I *ib last night  says ono man.    "13ecaii.se I hadn't  tlio ' there, Charley.  experience I have now," writes another.  There is the conciseness of an attia  tragedy in a third excuse���������"I yearned  for company. Now wc have it all tho  time." This, too, has its subdued point  ���������"I was lonely and melancholy, nnd  wanted someone to make me lively. She  mukes mc v*ery lively." The note of  contentment, let alone e.vilUlion, is  strangely absent. .' 1 inexplicable sort  of scowling resh"* ion seems to be  Evansville's ncaicst approach to happiness.  The conditions now existing In _���������-*-_���������  __, where the disease, "sk ping-_l������k������  seas," is raging with special violenest  havo induced the British Foreign Office to send out a royal commission to Investigate, under tha dire**  tion of Dr. Low of the London  School of Tropical Medicine. Bays The  .Hospital (Docember 27) :  "Dr. Low, wiio lias just returned t-  .England, leaving the bacteriologist ot  the commission to pursue further inquiries, brings back with him a narro*  tire for which lt would be hard to ttnd  parallels even among the histories of tbe  epidemic* of the Middle Ages. Ue esU-  maUi that the disease, which first made  its appearance ln the itotcctorate ���������  lew years' ago, has since that time destroyed the lives of between twenty aad  thirty thousand people; and he tells *������������  that it has produced a depopulation under which great tracts of land havt  *-_������������������������_ out of cultivation, and which  already seriously streets the financial resources of ths country.   .   .   .  "The so-salltd 'sleeping-sick_e*.s' hat  _een known for many years as an endemic disease of tbe west coast of Africa, usually confined to the belt lying  between Senegainbia on the north of th������  equator, and Loadna on the south, but  extending into tha Congo at least ai  Jar as to Stanley Falls; and it was formerly occasionally imported into the  ���������West Indies,ibut has not been seen there  since the abolition of the slave trad*.  Between Uganda and the Congo there  is no trade route, and the  precise time * and manner ol  tho Introduction into Uganda are unknown. The attendant phenomena have  boen seized upon by one or two writers  of fiction, but, until lately, have hardly been made the subjects of serious  Bcientiiic inquiry. The results of such  inquiry appear to show that the malady  is essentially a ohronic form of meningitis/that it Is produced by tho presence  of a 'germ,' presumably bacterial, and  that it is communicable, from person to  person through channels which have not  as yet ben dearly demonstrated, the  general fact of infectivoness not being  doubtful. It seems to differ wi iely from  the only form of endemic meningitis  known in Europe, the so-called 'cerebrospinal,' in its olironie character, as well  as in its almost invariably fatal issue,  recovery or cure being practically unknown. The early symptoms are so  slight that they would easily escape the  notice of an unpracticed observer; but  the natives of Uganda havo become  thoroughly acquainted with them, and  have brought to the hospital of the commission many commencing cases in which  their diagnosis has been only too surely  justified by the event. The duration  ^varies from ono month to six, and the  "disease is described by Dr. Low as being capable of .being, classed with hydrophobia as one of the most fatal that  is known to mankind. More or less  slowly the early listlessness passes into  coma, and the coma into death, with occasional deceptive periods of apparent  Improvement. No treatment appears to  exert any definite influence upon eithel  the march or the termination of the  malady. A precise statement of the results obtained by the commission will,  we understand, be laid before tho Royal  Society as soon as possible, and prioi  to publication elsewhere; but in tl-.i  meantime the commissioner of the State,  Colonel Sadler, is doing whatever is possible to check the advancement of the  disease by the enforcement of isolation;  the great fear being that it may ultimately reaoh the railway, and may thin  be carried out of the country by way  of Mombasa. So far, the only cases observed have been in people of negro race,  but there can be no confidence that Europeans would be exempt if they were  continuously exposed to the presumed  infection.'*  It is noted by The Lancet that- tlie  disease has recently spread most rapidly eastward, on which it remarks :  "The importance of this eastward  spread could not be overestimated, because, with railwny communication 1101*  existing between the lake and tho coast,  the disease might 1 >adily at any thru  be carried there, and lind a suitabre field  for its spread, and then the question  of transmission to I Jia would have to  be considered. Its c\'ension north might  ba a menace to Ejiypt. as the communication via the -Tile is now beco_������  ing a more frequent one."  USEF  "fTora T_orn or so;. ; ���������.:'- rr 7 c '-^>������-  of oliva ort'her v.. -  *...*->    ....       i  Try tikin_ out gre; .-*e s_-..._ frsrsv  Trail paper with a iiie;.i of biu*.i___ pa-**  per and a hot fiat iron.  Try seulns a pan of hot w_'cr ir  the oven if it seems too hot after cak*.  is put in; it wi:-l prevent s-orebins.  Sunstroke���������Lu*'-*.*"*! cloth.ns. Get'*  patient Into shi;'* Mid app.y Ice-coliU*  water to head. Kttji head ia elevated  position.  To stop   nose-hire 1.���������Cc*'.:pr������ss   Uws.  nostrils with iho fir.jrrs;  or hold the;   ,.  arms straight np over lhe head; or ap-    -..  ply cold water to '.he back ef the head  Cinders In the e-���������"*.������������������ Ho!! soft pap������ -  up like a lamp-ligh'tr, and we tlie tl������  to remove, or, use a medicine droppes  to draw It out. liub the other 070. .  It Is a safe rule to wet lhe wrlat^  before drinking cold water, if at all  heated. The effect is Immediate eaet*  grateful, tho dancer of fa'al result*;Uu-  warded off.  A good Hntmsn? for strains, sprain^-  sore muscles, lame back, etc.. Is laadte-  by mixing two parts camphoralciL-it  two parts alcohol and one part.cbldtiot  form.   Shake lt well.  White suede slippers and whlta W*.  gloves may ba cleaned with equal part*.,  of powdered alum and   Fullers   eorthr  Apply with a dry    brush or    flannefc  cloth and rub them until clean.  To oil a floor, mix thoroughly fairs-:  quarts of raw linseed oil, two parts.a-      ;  spirits of turpentine and one plnt-at  best "coach japan."   The floor Ehoul**    -  be perfectly Clean when tho mixture, i-t.   ���������r-  applied.  Moths will work in carpets ln room*-  that are kept warm in tho winter .**ji.  well as ln aummer.    A sure me he*  of removing the pests is to pour stmi  alum water on the floor to the distanci  of half a yard around ihe edges before,  laying tho   carpets.     Then once   c_-  twice during the season sprinkle dry  salt over the carpet before sweeyia-jp.  Insects do not like salt, and suffcient  adheres to the carpet to prevent ctieit  alighting upon it.  Stains of rust may be removed firom  fine linen and similar fabrics wi.hout   .  injury to the material.   First soap tb*  _?  article with Marseilles White Socp a* .;���������-���������.-  if it were to be washed in the ordinary ���������  way.   *An Iron is heated and on this ���������_,  Is laid a wet cloth.     When thc   Hfs.i   -*..  makes the cloth steam thc rust stnin    ���������-  Is laid on It, and a little oxalic acid-ii -���������*_������-  rubbed on with the finger.     The ^U__tvi-r-  and the"moisture hastens the effect oI^T_-_  the acid on the rust and when th.'-* vs&seg;  disappeared the soaping and wa-ain^-.������-_  may be continued. -  "_���������  IINTERESTING NOTES  First Phlladclphian���������Art thou In pain, my  friend 7  Second Phllsdelpblan���������I've just beard tail  my brother fell from the roof of his home.  F. P.���������Waa he killed ?  S. P.���������That's Jo*>t It. He hasn't (track  jet.���������New York Sun.  Hicks���������Wc had a great timo at ihe  Sorry not to ees you  Mrs. Porter (after Hicks has pone)���������  Why, Charles, you told me you spent  the whole of last evening nt the club.  Mr. Porter (with great presence of  mind)���������So I did, dear. The reason Hiek������  didn't see me was because he waan't  there himself. Trying to deceive h*.  wife, probably.  Mrs. Porter- ''"lie wretch! And _���������  would try t j rob me of the confldenc*  I have in you I I always did see lome-  thing about that man I didn't like���������  Boston Transcript.  - Of the 285,055 buildings in Ph-ladel** ,  phia, 258,685 are dwellings.  The number of stamps now currents ^  in the world Is 13.S1I.  A singer la grand op;ra contradict^--:  the statement   frequently ���������rtae'e   thaH**--, .  lemon juice Is excellent *.o   relieve   a^c  slight hoarseness.     It   may clt.ir   tfi-fcr-.  voice at first,   bftr only for a    -_acfc-  ttme, and tho strong acid is ex'.remely -  Injurious to   the vocal    chords..    T*_s_..  soothe and relieve the congisti'-*. ._ *-._;_,  produces the hoarseness, -U-is   '' - "tr:.*'  says that nothing is better 'h--    o*������.*_**i-;  ���������white of an egg whipped    to ���������_. i.JJt-', -���������  froth.  Needles are all mado by ma*** " *-*"���������*-,���������_'   ���������  The piece of mechanism by" wh:-"' *" ���������������*- -  needle i3 manufactured takes the =       3*-,,. -  steel wire,-cuts it into crc;.- r !���������   _--*;_.  files   the   point,   flattens    f_e    ::*-*>!_  pierces the eye, then sharpens I':-- *  ***-  instrument  and  gives  it  thnt  ���������.  - *.3-  fcmiliar to the purchases.     TI-, i-i   i__  also a machine by which neeC'���������-���������**._ ;.re-t'  counted and placed in Ilie pat*"*'-"> is.  which they are sold, these beln-T af:-:r-~  v.*ard folded by tha tarae contriv_"re_  If a load of coal Is left ont of de_r������--__'  exposed to the weather���������say a mont"*t���������*  it loses one-third of its healin-j cr.2 U**~.  If a ton of coal is pieced on the sro-.-ni-.  and left there, and another ton is plated under   a   shed,   the   latter   tescsv  about 25 per cent., of its heating- pov.--.  cr,   the   former   about   -17   per   tenr^  Hence It is a rreat saving of coal rt  have It in a dry place, covered   cvt-.v  nnd on all sides.   Thc softer ih-** co-P  the more heating power it loses, b -  cause the volatile and valuable constituents undergo a siow coinbus"rioD._������--''*  The serpent seems to be the favcrlta <.--,  ���������rymbol In the decoration for cardc^cc-..  pockctbooks and tbo pretty Ilttlo ret'-- -  -cule3-so-much-in-u_a_now,_Th __!**_ co _____  and leather purses 'hat fasten ~i h.sfec.  button and buttonhole have Be*_ients^?." "*  heads, jewelled or enamelled, fer but*-***-*,  tons while the reticules have silver or**t  golden scrpc-nts for 'he top moi:n'ing. _,...  the heads entwined to fofm the   clasp-..  Cray suede embrolder.'d with stco'. :*nrt.T.-_  rough monkeyskln mounted with rnd- -  ly gold or art nouvcau silver ara   titer ~  smartest comblnatlnns.  The vulcan Match Factory, at Tida���������  holm, Sweden, employs over 1,200 men.   .  and manufactures daily 900,000 boxus*-    -  of matches.     The   yearly   output   re- -  r,u!res 000,000 cubic feet of wood, SSO,-    -  000 pounds ot paper, and 40,000 pound! ������   *  of rye   flour   for pasting   the   boxes  Three hundred of the most complete'.,  and ingenious pieces of machinery, art.-.  of Swcedlah invention, are used in tUsc  factory.  *-���������������������������___���������__-���������______.    -   -> ;  WHAT A MAN THINKS-   "j  No matter how homely a man Is j-oin:  can always say he has a striking face-'  If the girls who chew   gum In   thi-  ctrect car only knew how ;igly Jt makes them look, they wouldn't do it  It Is bard to find a man who think-*;;  he Is worse than he really Is.  Woman's worst punishment for any���������  transgression    conies   not   from   tb*������.  t?������*i'i-h of society, but from the volca..  of her own higher self.  A eood -test of housekeeping is the ���������  quality of the coffee.  . l'o'i can't judge accurately of a boy's  !:?ii.tvior by the way he looks at family  >r.;>ers. ������������������* "* '���������������.  *"������������������*,- ���������, v. c- (������������������ Jiivfl'^i^iMioaini _ ii .laji,*,  * .:_������TViMJ^ll.-__^-._^_T-_������5U__TI_  s^j-aasasHsaKai^^  m  PROTECT  YOURSELF  FROM   THE   SKVERi:   l-'ROST   WITH    \  CHAMOIS  VEST  We have them to fit Men,  Ladies and Children, and  at very reasonable prices  --AT--  CdnadaDrug & Book Co  DIED.  t.'.M.EY���������* At Itevi'lstoke. nn Kumlnv  llhli April. WU, .Miiitj.ii'et Caley,  ivlict of Mii'li.u'l C'nlfy.iinil inntlioi'  ��������� if .lulin'iiul Holiei't (.-iiley nl' Uiis  fit V.    A^rd (ID yours.  MARRIED  l-Ksi*Kii.\Ni:i*:-l>A.\ll*-|.s. ���������At. lfovel-  stokf on 21st, April, Iiy Itev.  .Father I���������irilon, Jnines Lr-sjieiniico.  tu Miss Olive Daniels, both ol* Itevul-  sloke. ���������  KlWATiucu-McKissox.���������At Kevelstoke on 22nd April, l������y Itev. O.  ���������I_idner, Thomas Kilpiit-i-ick. to Miss  Klsie McKinnon, daughter of the  late Donald McKinnon of Brighton,  Chnrlottetown, IM5.I.  l")i������YLK-BEi.r..������������������ At Nelson, on 22nd  April, J. M. Dovli*, of this citv, to  Miss A. Bell, lately of Grand Forks,  and foruioi'lv of Kevelstoke.  NOTES OF NEWS  April's keeping up it's reputation for  showers.  leturiiod   Id  town  K.-inihmps flospital Ball was n  people  enter*  success.      Kevelstoke  were    very   hospitality  nsk a  that  The  at   Uu*  admiipd  on   the  I    I  Mr. Ed. Dnpont  Tuesday morning.  Mr. Arthur* Hyatt returned to town  on Mondiy lnsl.  Altlioug-li it's spi ing-tlon't tukf every  hen for a --.print; chicken.  The K. of P. met hist nl^ht, and n  lot of business wns transacted.  Last Friday's Colonist lind a pond  plioio of Kevelstoke on its fit st page.  Don't think Fish river is noted fur  fUli. Tho strong suit there is gold nnd  lots ot it.  The IIki-.m.d doesn't li.ive to run a  pii/.e contest to get the news. IS'nws i.s  its business.  The bald headed row were conspitu'  nns Iiy their uln-eiice nt the IJirlhdny  Party on Tuesday.  ���������'A French Princess" at the Opern  House on Monday night. ('Lira  Il.tniner Couipnny.  C.B. lLimie _fc Co. Ltd.. have hail a*  splendid specimeti of the sign writer's  nit aflixed t.o their block,  11. Bourne left* for New , Denver"; on  "Wednesday morning on business  connected with the lire there.  George Estes arrived cm the south  train lust Thursday evening and left  for Calgary the next morning.  The usual Easter display of stock  cuts appeared in the lastissue of our  esteemed.    They are hardy annuals.  Fifteen  artistes,   refined   specialties  ami good plays all  next week  at   tlio  Opera   House.   Clara    Hanmer  Con  puny.  The  great  there  tained.  Thos. Taylor. M. P. P., shoul.l  qnes'.ion   in   the   House   about  mysterious     bridge    contract,  people should know.  James Armstrong, of Glacier, was  in the city for a few days last week.  He llii-. been appointed relieving train  despatcher for the division.  The Easter decorations  Methodi**t- church were much  and reflected great ciedit  committee of ladies in charge.  A.E. Benni=on has opened a new  bakerv on McKenzie Avenue. See his  nd. in another column. He makes a  specialty of home made lire.id.  George Sumner, Mining "Recorder at  Camborne, was in the city for a few  day-, Ia������t week, accompanied by his  wii'e. Thev attended the Masonic  Kill.  Th-.1 .News Advertiser was gntid  enough to clip an eStract ffniii la������i  week's issue of the Hkiiai.r> and label  it a despMlL-h Irom Kevelstoke of April  Kith.  Mr. W.M. Brown left on .Saturday  for the Coast to attend nn Executive  meeting of the Provincial Mining  Asj-O-iutinn* called forthe20ih instant,  _l Victoria.  The Board nf Trade teetn to have  that tiled feeling. The American  Institute of Mining Engineers will  soon be starting. This for the thin!  time of asking.  Mr. .1. A. DatTiigh is doing gnod  missionary work for Fish river. News  gatherers of our exchanges are giving  the camp lots of free advertising. The  best of it is all the statements made  are true.  The Mayor, City Clerk and some of  the Aldermen made a visit of inspection, on Tuesday afternoon, to the  land iu smeller townsite recently  acquired for a recreation ground.  .Much sympathy is felt for .Mr. and  Mrs. John En nest, of Camborne in lhe  loss of their only child, a gill of al-oiil  three years of age. The funeral was  held in this city on the afternoon of  the seventeenth instant.  J.-irvis H. Armstrong announces in  this issue of the Herai-o that he has  opened a shop for hoot and shoe  repairing en First street opposite the  Climax Hotel. A share of the patronage of the citizens is solicited.  ��������� Thr chief event of the Lord's Day  Alliance week of prayer was a union  praver meeting in the Presbyterian  church last evening. Sunday's services  also had special reference to a better  observance of the Lord's duy.  Tbe funeral occurred on Sunday  afternoon of the seven year old son of  Mr. and Mrs. Gowing of Beaton. The  -cause of death was pneumonia. Much  ���������ympathy is felt for his sorrowing  narfiits. J  ���������Bean eoll'ee, 1 misled, a l.ai'gaiii at  25 cts. per II). at C.B. Hume .V- Co.  The funeral occurred last evening of  the nine mouths old daughter of Ci. K.  Deveifiix, CMC, of Oonuiplix.  F. McNeill, of Cape Breton. N. S.,  returned    In     lo'.vn,   being   well  .1.  has  received by his many friends, lie may  stay some time.  ���������See the white wear and shirt  waists oil sale at C.B. Hume & (Jo.  Miss Ford lias uiiived in Hit* city and  taken tlio position uf nialt'im of the  Victoria Hospital vacated upon the  ma triage of Miss Alt* lviiinun.  ��������� A .-liipnient of crockoryvvaru and  stoves will he here in a few days,  John K.  Wood.  The ivgiilai monthly mooting of the  Hospital Ladies' Auxiliary will lie  held iu Selkirk Hall on Tuesday next  ���������it .'p.m. All members are rei-uostcd  to attend.  ���������A ueW shipment of oileloihs and  liliiilt-tlinsjiisl in,all lhe latest* palleius,  Joint K. U'ood.  Mv. .1. Al. Doyle, rtcenniitimt. for P.  Horns A' Cn.. left* TiiPNilny morning I'm  Nelson, lie iviis iiuii-rii-il yeslonlay,in  thai cily. to .Miss Bell ol' (Trawl Forks  ���������mil formerly nf Kevelsloke. llii*  friends are extending many felicitations.  On April .'ird, in the Ooininion  House, when the t-ticst.inu of strikes in  1J. CI., was under discission, the  following remark was* made: Air.  Sprnule : "Yon might as well extend it  lo political strikes nut there." Quite  right, too."  There will ho a big celebration at*  Calgary on Alay 25th, Victoria Day.  Baseball and football .tournaments, a  bund competition nnd Firemen'-*- sports  are the thief attractions. Reduced  rates have been obtained on all railways.  There will he an extraordinary  general meeting of the Lanark Cons.  Alining and Smelting Co.. Lid., in their  olTices. Taylor Block, on 30th instant,  nt 11 a.m.. lo consider the disposal of  all or part of the assets of the coin*  p.my.  There was a severe fire at New  Denver on Tuesday morning, resulting  in a loss nl* $:-*(),0IX>. The Clever block  and all adjoining buildings up to the  Newmai'kut hotel were destroyed.  Among Lhe sulVeroi-** were .1. B. Smith,  who siill'oi'cd a similar loss about a  month ago.  Mo. James Hathaway, tho well  known minor of JP mile, Big Bond,  returned home Sunday morning. II''  had been in town on a few days  vacation and ropoiLed the trail was in  pietty bad condition. Prospect*, ni  Lnl'nriiii! are very bright and Air.  Hatha way looks 1'iii* good profits next  fall.  Thc resolution passed nl the public  meeting in the silver load industry win*  what, l/.-nlyh: would term a "Aloii'ison  pill." The speakers all practically  admitted I ho Federal Government was  lo he condemned 'nib still would nol  condemn it. I-.'s a case here now of  goL down on your marrowbones bill  for goodness sake don t kick.  About sixty couples attended Ihe  Farewell and Testimonial Dance given  lo Prof. Hepburn on Tuesday night.  The floor was in first class condition  anil all presenthad a very good time.  Prof. Hepburn has been the projector  of a number of successful gatherings  milling the people of Kevelstoke and  many will await with pleasure his  promised return in the full.  Lesperance-Daniels  The marriage of Air. James Lp'ppi--  ante and Miss Olive Daniels, daughter  of Ale. and Airs. Daniels of this city,  was solemnized at, the Roman Catholic  I'hui'c-h on Tuesday morning. The  happy efitipl- left on No. 2 for Calgary  where they umy reside iu future. A  large crowd of friends were at the  train to see the happy couple olf *iiid  accentuated their good wishes, in  usii il way. hy showers of rice  coiigrauilatir.ii-*>.  the  and  Kilpatrick-McKinnon  Yesterday afternoon, at 2:110, Air.  Thomas Kilpatri.k. superintendent of  the C.P.R. lien*, was quietly mau-ietl  at the Victoria Hospital, in this city,  to Aliss Elsie AUKiiimn, formerly  matron of the institution in question.  Kev. C. Ladnor officiated at the ceremony. The bride i*; a daughter of the  late Donald AleKiiinon, of Brighton,  Chailottelown. P. E. I. Dr. Sulliei-  _liind_siippoi-ted__tho groom and M_i-*s  Alalheson. matron of the Koyal Inlaw!  H.ispital. Iviiiulonps. acted as hrirte.-"-  maid. The happy couple left at 3:15 in  Air. Kilpalrick's official car for the  Coast, where the honeymoon will be  >penl. The hosts of friends of both  bride and hridegtooui wish t.hein the  happiest, of married lifes. to which the  llKi.'Ai.n adds its felicitations.  Hilt Proved Misrepresntations  of the Chief Commissioner.���������  Attempted Double Cross on  the Province.  Pure Water and How It Cures  Diseases.  Many   persons   spend   thousands of  dollars drinking  inineriil waters when  the fact is  thnt pure  water drank at  the   right   lime   and   in    the   proper  q'-iiintity is almost a sure cure.    In. the  S-ind Hills of North Carolina there is a  place   that   i.**   coming   into   national  i-opiilalinn on account of its dry climate .-mid pure wat.gr. and many persons  .suffering    with   kidney   diseases   and  rheumatism drought on hy ncid condi*  t.iori have found permanent relief from  drinking nf this pun; sand  hill  water,  and it   ia   considered  absolutely   free  from any mineral or foreign N-ili.st.-i.nec;  in fact it, is said t.o lu: the purest, water  yet found in any (plant iiy on tho globe, i  The sot-Lion to which  we refer is the  lei-i-itory in   whicli    Pinehliilf,   North  Carolina is located, and there tvns little  thought of the section until prominent  Northern physicians brought it to Iho  allontionof   the public   un account, of  the health giving   qn-ilit.ios of  lhe dry  ail and mild climate.    Alany   persons  were sent there on account, of lung and  llirniib   trouble and   they were cured,  and finally   someone who had kidney  disease and rheumatism a.s wellns lung  trouble   found they   could   get well of  both diseases,   and   it was  learned hy  practical test   that   Ihe pun* wafer of  that   section   would   ture almost any  case of rheumatism and kidney disease.  Information about this section  will  he   furnished   hy   writing to Air. J. T.  Patrick   of   the   Son hoard   Air  Line  Railway, Pineblulf, N.C.  In the year 1S!)G aoliarler was grant  ed to the Columbia and Western  Hallway to build a road from Kobson  In Poiiiiclmi. It was divided Into six  sect inns, of which tho 1st, Hudson to  U'isslaiid: .'lid Hol-son to Christina  Lake, and Ith, Christina lake to Midway have only deon built. Under Uie  act the company wore entitled tu  receive 2IIJKIII aerosol* land a mile for  sci'lions 1 and:t when oiiinploled, dut  as section 5 has never lieou liuill the  subsidy for section L of the road, Iiy  the teiins of I he an, i> not yet payable.  The unalienated lauds in the alternate  blocks le-icrveil hy the charter for  Mori ion K (5;: miles) only amounted lo  lilM,'ill! acres, leaving n deficiency at  Iho rate iiiiiuod, of Mill,l.-_-i ut-Ves,  which        wore lo       he        In ken  '���������contiguous to Iho railway us the  Lieutenant Governor in Council may  direct."' In the blocks reserved on  sections 1 and 2 there were (525,700  acres, which lefr. when subtracted  froni S!)li,*IS.S. a detieieiioy still of  270,72S acre.*-.  In reply to a question asked hy Air.  Curtis on the Hour of the House, on  Alarch 21st, 1002. the Chief Commissioner stated that tho only crown  grants issued in respect of these  subsidies were foi 222.020 acres of land.  He gave the numbers of several lots in  Kootenay and _ale districts totalling  this acreage.  But his answer was a deliberate  falsehood, for, on October 3rd, 1001,  under authority of an Order in Council  of Sept. 4ih,Clown grants were issued,  and signed Iiy the Lieutenant Governor, for Lots -159:! and I'i'Ji in .South  Fist Kootenay, at points 200 or 'Ml  miles away from tho Columbia and  Western (Note, 300 miles awny is  dubbed '���������contiguous*'). And hero is  where the trouble comes in. Lr.t *l.*il)l  contains about KSU.OOI) acres of valuable  petroleum and coal lands, and Lot  liilW includes also Iatge quantities of  such lands, west of Ihe Kik river, and  opposite the magnificent properties of  lhe Crow's Nest Company ut Fernie,  .Morrissey, Michel, etc.  To cover up his lie in answering Air.  Curtis, what did the Chief Commissioner dn? On March ISth, 1002, after  Mr. Curtis' question was on the motion  paper, hut before an answer thereto  was given, ho got an Older in Council  passed rescinding the one of Sept.. 4th,  1001. granting l.ois 430H and -150I:  although the granlsnf both these lots  had been issued, and, hy virtue of the  signature of the Lieutenant. Governor,  Ihe lands vested iu Ihe company.  Doing checkmated in this great give  awny by the alertnossof theOpposilion,  what did the wily Air. Wells proceed  to do nexi? On Alay 22nd. 1002, by  message, lhe government introduced  a bill. No. S7, to give the company  20,000 acres of hind for Section 4 of the  railroad, which, under their charter,  Ihe tniiipnny wore noi entitled in until  Section 5' had boon constructed, ft  was stated, .-is an excuse, that Muekerr  -/.ie and Alarm would not build a. road  from the (oast to Penticton if they  could he tied up theie hy the C. <fc W.  and prevented fioin entering Midway:  Sections j and GnftheC. & W. being  from Midway to Penticton. To induce  the C. <-t W. to withdraw from the  latter sections, it was alleged the  agreement for pitying over the unearned subsidy for Section 4 was  arranged. Bui this again is a deliberate misstatement, as the C. <fc W.  deny having withdrawn from tlie  contract in question. Further, the  C. & W. has entered suit against 14 or  1.5 persons who have beeu given  Crown grants in Lots 4,503 and 4,.591,  subsequent to the rescinding Order in  Council of March ISth. 1902. The  title alleged is the Crown grants  signed by the Lieutenant-Governor  on :-!rd October. 1001. and attempted to  he rescinded hy the Order in Council  last mentioned.  But the provisions of this now  notorious Bill No. S7 require mention,  ft provided for the gift to thc* C. <fc W.  of lauds situate anvwhere in Yale or  Kootenay districts where blocks of not  less than ten miles square were  unalienated. Thus it will be seen  the Bill in question was not only the  result of misrepresentation to the  Lieutenant Governor, who would  assuredly not. have transmitted it had  he heen made acquainted with the  facts. Imt also an attempt to what is  rermed":''doubic cross"-! he-people-and  lhe Legislature, as, if the Order in  Council and the Grants given there*  under for Lots 4,."i0'J> and 4*504 were  really rescinded hy the Order of .March  ISth, 11X32, the Company could proceed  to acquire the lands in question under  Bill No. "-T7, if passed. But even the  Government supporters hulked at this  iniquitous-i give awav, and when on  .linn* 10th, 1002, an amendment to Bill  87 was on the order paper, in Air.  Oliver's name, sotting forth the facts  of the case, and disti-ilmted to the  inemhers at 11 a.m., the Bill in question was withdrawn directly the  House sat for its afternoon session.  The latest development in the  matter is a Bill, this session, in the  name of tho Premier to make legal  the Order in Council of ISth Alarch,  1002. In its preamble the following  clause occurs:  " And, whereas, Crown grants  " to the said Company of said  " deficiency blocks, descrihed as Lots  " 4,503 and 4,"iOI, Group.!, Kootenay  " district, were duly executed, bearing  " t'iu**"o the third day of October, A.D.,  " 11X11, Imt were not handed over to  " the company:"  Is further evidence required of the  deliberate falsehoods of the Government both to the House and Licut.-  (rovernor? Air. "Wells' deliberate lie  on Alarch 21st, 1002 i.s admitted by the  above preamble and yet R. C. Smith,  the member for the Snuthen-st  Kootenay district, proposes lo support  this gang of grafters because of their  deathbed repentance by the rescinding  Bill of this session.  'These facts are gleaned from the  official records of the Legislat.iire;  goodness knows what will do elicited  Iiy the committee appointed on the  14th instant to enquire into the whole  matter. Kven the pi-cwent facts,  however, are appalling in their  deliberate misrepresentations, and the  cry all  over  the  province, amongst  decent men of every political view is  " Turn the rascals out," "Which  consummation is devoutly to he  wished."  Advertise!    Advertise*!!  As will lie seen Iiy their advertisement on Page Four, .Messrs. Lewis  Bios., the enterprising real estate and  financial agents of this cily realize  thu coming importance of Kevelstoke,  Their assertions regarding the Smelter  Townsite are worthy of consideration  dy all wishing lo' invest, and tlie  statements made will certainly he  verified hy results iu the future. "This  linn aro believers in the axiom that  advertising pays and thoir largely  increased space shows thoy tons-del  Tub I licit a i.d lhe de-*l medium in this  locality. The best* and cheapest way  lo attract patronage, is tn exploit n  luoal business through the milium* ol  a homo paper. Tin*: HKltAl.n has all  tin* news, from reliable sources, many  of them exclusive, ami is road Iiy every  fiimily in the city and vicinity. It i--  therefore tho best, channel through  which our merchants and husiuess  uien generally can increase thoii  clientele. All our advei Users are sulis-  fled wilh cash results.  Riflemen's Annual Meeting:  The annual general meeting nf tho  Revelstoke Civilian R-ftu Association  was held on Saturday Gratifying  reports for the past year were road  and adopted. Officers for the ensuing  vear were elected as follows:���������Hon.  President. Thos.KilpatriLk: President.  A. .15. Phipps, Vice President,. G. S  Flindl:' Captain.- B. A. L-iwson; 1st  Lieutenant,, -El.-Moscrop; Secretary, J.  H. Jackson; .Treasures, A: E. Phipps.  Cimimittoe, -T. Bain. .1. McLeod and  W. A. Foot p. Tlie association start  their socond year free of debt, with a  first, class range ami a membership  of sixty-five. Letters were read, from  associations at other points containing propositions relative to matches,  and somo voi y interesting shoots may  he expected.  GOVERNMENT  WAS URGED  By Resolution of Public Meeting to Reconsider Decision  and Impose Further Duty on  Lead Products.  The public meeting called hy His  Worship the Mayor, on Monday evening, to urge an increase ol the duty on  lead to promote tho.silver lead mining  industry of British Columbia, attracted  n fair steed audience. The shortness  of the notice given, however, caused  the gathering nf citizens to he much  smaller than it would otherwise have  been.  . On motion Mayor-- O'Brien was  appointed chairman and- Mr. E. A.  Haggen, secretary.'* .His ��������� "Worship  stated that thc meeting was called at  the request of the Mayor of" Nelson  upon receipt from him of the following  telegram: '.'Nelsdn, Apvil lfi.���������Mass  meeting today passed a resolution  severely condemning the government  in refusing taiitt* relief to the silver  lead industry. Will you kindly call  mass meeting and' pass similar resolution, wiring your member and Fielding." He. said that similar meetings  would he held all over the Province,  and an endeavor, made to have the  government reconsider its recent  decision not to afford any relief in the  direction mentioned-this session.  Mr. G. S. McCarter, president of the  Board of Trade, was the next speaker  and   opened   his   remarks   by stating  there   was   certainly a grave crisis in  the   silver   lead   industry.     Those in I  Southern   Kootenay who had made a  study   of   the   conditions,   and   were  vitally   interested   in the operation of  silver   lead   mines, had memorialized  the   government,   passed resolutions,  and   done   everything in their power  to have the  tariff raised as requested.  The Silver  Lead  Miners'  Association  had been at  great   expense to obtain  representation   of  the cose and had a  delegation   at  Ottawa   for   the  past  month   to   press  their claims.   Such  being   the   case, 'he   wns prepared to  accept the conclusions of  those   most  concerned   and   endorse  a resolution  asking  a   substantial   tariff on   lead  products.   The people of the province  were entitled to insist on legislation of  the character��������� mentioned���������as the.coun-.  try   was   practically   dead   and great  stringency existed in   business circles.  Air. E. A. Haggen   read some newspaper extracts on the subject, notably  ii synopsis of the Budget speech of the  .Minister of Finance   where tho latter  refused to entertain an increase of the  tariff but proposed an increased bonus  on refined   lead.     He also slated that  Mr.   Cronyn,   manager    of    the   St.  Kugei.e   mine, line   said  his company  would certainly keep their mine closed  until a substantial tariff was imposed.  The   Provincial   Alining Institute had  also taken the matter up.     As Revel-  was the gateway   to  the Kootenny.it  was greatly interested   in the matter.  The   trouble  was   that    the  Smelter  Trust controls the   output of lead and  prices to the mine'bwners'wei _ reduced  to the   lowest   possible figure.    In the  east,   a   large  quantity   of  lead was  imported from  Mexico, mined   hy thc  cheapest labor  in   the    world.       He  thought there might  be objections to  an increase  in  the tariff, hut as those  iriostconcerri-d were asking for it, he  had   no   objections ��������� to    trying    the  experiment.    He read a wire from "W.  A.   Galliher, ALP., to   the   mayor  of  Nelson  saying  "Door shut against us  as far as tariff relief is concerned."  Mr. Fred Fraser agreed with the  last speaker, but" did not see what  could he done if the Ottawa delegation  had failed, as proved by Mr. Galliher's  telegram. He thought the mines were  closed down to And out whero they  were at, and would bereopened if no  tariff change wii'S assured. The lend  question was not the only one causing  the shut down. We would, however,  he putting ourselves In a false light in  condemning the government on a  question of policy.  Mr, Thos. Ootvnle made a few  remarks, agreeing . with the speeches  of Messrs. McOarter and Haggen,  Mr. H. A. Brown was in favor of a  higher duty being imposed as some of  the low grade ores did not contain  sufficient silver values to iniiko their  mining profitable. Though a fico  trader on principle ho thought that in  the present instance protection was  necessary. The increased bonus might  help the position somewhat, but it  was certainly necessary t.o get relief.  Mr. C. J. Wilkes stated he was  opposed tJl.humajority of tho meeting  as ho thought a raise in duty would  put. more money in the hands of the  mine owners but would not holo the  men. He thought also, that the consul nor should gel his goods at the  lowest possible price and that was  worthy of moro consideration than  the pioflts of the mine owners.  Air. McCarter offered the only resolution, but before doing so pointed out  that Mr. Wilkes was wrong in supposing tho mine owners were tho only  persons concerned. It might be true  that the miners would not get. increased wages, but tit present thoy were  getting none nt all, us many of Iho  minus wore slull- down. The smelting  trust flxetl the price of lead, and while  II. C. ores wen* only paid for at $1.20  for IOOlhs. load, miners iu Nevada and  Colorado were getting $4. If the lead  industry were fostered in Canada there  was no reason why our mine ownti.i  should not get the latter figure. He  then moved the following resolution,  seconded by Mr. H. A. Brown:  "That this public meeting of citizens  of Kevelstoke desires to place on  record the feeling of disappointment  with which, intimation has been  received that thi! government decline  to impose a tar ill' upon load products  entering Canada, and to urge upon tlio  Pinance Minister the aliboltilonecessity  that exists for immediate relief being  alfnrded the load miners of British  Columbia if the present stagnation in  lead mining i.s to be. removed, and that],  the .Mayor of this city bo requested lo  forward bv wire to the Finance  Minister aiid W. A. Galliher, AI.P.,  the purport of this resolution."  The motion was carried unanimously  and the meet tug then adjourned.  THE LEADING STORE  H  AVING PURCHASED THE DRY GOODS,  Men's Furnishings,._Boots and Shoes, etc.,  I am prepared to make you thc best possible bargains in  these lines, and beg to solicit a continuance of thc patronage extended to the old firm.  AND   BEING OPENED UP AS FAST  AS POSSIBLE  WANTED  GOOD CARPENTERS  BXPEUIKNCKP  CAHI'KXTKKS mul  l"nimiii������  fur "Mill Worl; ut Aii..m1il*;uI.   Ail.lress W.J.  LIMM'iATl**, Anonlieuil. 23-1 f.  TO  RENT . .  That well known Stopping  Place in the Big* Bend  known as  Boyd's  Ranche  For full particulars as to  terms, etc., apply,to  Harvey,* McCarter  & Pinkham.  A visit to Our Stores and an inspection of thc new  goods is particularly requested.  W. J. GEORGE,  MACKENZIE  AVENUE.  <*_������  lfe_  <!Si'  Your Hands...  You want to get the Goods in your  able to judge their quality.  It is impossible to "do  this when you buy the  ready-made clothing; so  that is one distinct-advantage in having us  make your clothes. - .  We carry a stock* complete, in  See us about your.DRESS SUIT.  Ladies' Tailork d Suits  Permit us to draw your  attention to the wisdom of  presenting your family with  Choice Lot  The flrst step toward provid-  inpr_ for them a home of  their own.  A part only of the amount  usually spent on pretty but  useless presents will make  the first payment.  REAL  ESTATE  Is the basis of all wealth,   and  you can now lay  the  Inundation of your "own '"  prosperity while making  someone else happy.  Call and investigate, we  have other things t.o tell  you on the subject of How  to Own a House of your  Own.  LEWIS BROS,  A-ftnU Smelter Townsite  CRESSMAN, - Mackenzie Ave.  BIG SAhE  _t_ ______ .*_% iT������ ___*_ ���������-T-t _-T_ >**_% a*  V  it  it  it  ���������l'lione-48.        ' *  it  it  it  it  i*  it  A   Nice   line    of  ���������Writing Papers,  --Stationery of   all  kinds, just arrived.  Carpets,  Linoleums,  Carpet Sweepers,  35c Window Shades  House Furnishings  R. Howson & Co. SHlST���������,  Undertaking, Erabiiliuliin, Ktc. .Mac-kL'in-ic Avenue.  *00000000&000-0000<000000&00,P0000000000000000000jHf0&Pt}  SUITS   FOR  THE   BOYS  $7 Suits for $3.50.  $3.50 Suits for $1.75.  $5 Suits for $2.50.  $2.50 Suits for $1.25  $4 50 Frieze Overcoats for $2 25  + +  it  it  BeWS. ::  r>rtiggl������t and   Stationer.  N**xt IIuDie Block.  JT* ������*_--_ j������* J&m  A af������a JT* ���������^*_ ���������������_���������_ , _K  J  %  'li *X* "Jfr Ur "A1* vL' ���������X1 "i* ^Z*rZr * T  it  it  it  it  EDWARD J. BOURNE, ||  Revelstoke Station. Bourne Bros.'"Ofd Stand.      j'  !  ���������*-r������*c-#-f.������#������i<--r*-r������y-������#w  NEW  BAKERY  IS NOW OPEN ON McKENZIE AVE.  Tlie undersigned Ihmjh to ask a fair share of  Public Patronage.  Home Made Bread  A Specialty.  ���������CONreOTIOHERV AND 0AKCS OF ALL KIND*.���������  A. E. BJENNISON,  Mackenzie Are.  BOOT AND SHOE  REPAIRING.  I have opened up a Boot and  Shoe R-puiring Shop, opposite tbe (Jliiiiuix Hotel, and  will be pleased to receive n  share of the Custom work of  the City. Special attention  Ktven to the repairing of  Shoes for Railway work.  JARVIS H. ARMSTRONG,  Opposite Climax Hotel.  $ >1


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