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 ^nsrr)  RAILWAY  EN'S   JOURNA  Vol V. 186  RE  EVELSTOKE B. C.    THURSDAY,  APRIL, 30. 1903  $2 OO.a Year in Advance  C.B.HUME&G  : LIMITED.:  Spring  House  Cleaning  YOU WILL NEED  Varnish, Scrub,   White Wash  Brushes,   Brooms,  Whisks, Feather Dusters, Tubs,  Pails, and other  Woodenware. ���������������������������.,  WE HAVE   THEM.  HOUSE FURNISHINGS.  We have passed into stock this week Spring Roller  Blinds, Curtain Poles, Portier Curtains, Tapestry  and Lace Curtains, Art Sateens, Curtain, Muslin.  Will be delighted to show you these goods.  LADIES' COTTON VESTS ,  ��������� "    " A   Line  of  Ladies'   Cotton * Vests  can. be   bought  _                    * '..... io Cents  here now tor   SEE OUR WINDOWS  THEY  MIGHT  INTEREST  xplosion, and Flood,  f the Town of Frank, H. W. T.  A WHOLE MOUNTAIN TGP SHATTERED BY VOLCANIC ACTION. FALLING DEBRIS ENTOMBED PART OF THE TOWN  COVERING MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN.���������A HUNDRED LIVES REPORTED LOST.���������ERUPTION STILL  CONTINUES.���������TOWNSITE COVERED BY WATER.���������INHABITANTS FLEE TO THE HILLS.  BEATRICE MINE  FISH RIVER  the Property  Showing of  Copper   and  Short Account of  ���������Unparalleled  Gold.     Silver,  Lead.  Among the mines that are bringing  the Fish river camp into prominence  none is better known than ihe Beatrice. It was the firsc prospect to lie  ^developed in the, vicinity and already  some Sj>33;_00~or-$i0,000-li'is been ex-  expended on the claim. The result  of this development .has proved  highly satisfactory as*" there is enough  ore in sight .to repay 'the suni mentioned ten times over.   Every foot of  tionea n*ii Liiuao _>_,..     ���������  work done makes the mine look better,  und, as soon, as adequate shipping  facilities are obtained, work will be  done on a much more extensive scale.  The management, has been of a must  satisfactory character, conservative  yet enterprising, and the latost contract given, that of driving 200 feet of  an intermediate tunnel to tap the  ledge; will, when completed, send  stock iu the Beatrice company up with  a rush.  Like several other mines in the same  belt, the   country!"1 rock  is a greenish  schist  and   slate."    The Beatrice has  also    galena,' grey  copper  and  free  milling   gold  veins   running through  the property, all of very high grade,  the silver and gold values being particularly  noticeable.     The    development work, up to the present, has been  largely confined to a massive ledge of  galena,   which  averages    12   feet   in  width and carries' from 200 to 600 ozs.  of  silver and  about $8 in gold to the  ton.   This i.s probably one of the big  goat  showings   yet  discovered in the  Province and there   are at least 2000  tons   of  this  very   high    grade   ore  blocked out  and   roady for shipment.  On the dump, extracted in the process  of development, are thousands of tons  of good shipping ore averaging, in all  values, from $35 to $50.' This vein has  boon drifted on for about 1U5 feet and  the pay chute runs from 18 inches to I  feet wide.   It is on this chute the very  high   values  are   obtained,   but   thu  whole ledge, outside of this, will aver-  ugu at leant $ 10.  A shaft has also been  sunk   for  GO   tout  at  another   point  uncovering a 7 foot ledge of solid grey  copper.   It is intended to develop this  now  and  valuable   showing  tit  the  earliest possible moment.  But, like all the other mines in  Beatrice basin, such as the Silver  Dollar,  Oilman,   Idaho  and   Detroit  groups, there are massive free gold  ledges consisting of pure white quartz.  On the Beatrice two of these have up  to the present been located, which, nre  10 and 20 feet wide respectively. - A  thorough mill test was made of these,  which, in order not to arou-3 too great  expectations, was sampled in ���������_ i at hoi  novel way. Instead of, as is sometimes  the case,* the best specimens being  selected, all pieces of ore containing  visible free gold were removed, ami  the balance of the rock shipped for  treatment. As a result of this test  a value of $13.50 in gold was returned,  which shows the two veins mentioned  would, by themselves, make the  Beatrice a valuable' mine. Picked  samples have assayed as high as $1400  to the ton,--'but .-"such.-were".merely  specimens, It is safe to say, however,  tliat"the'average-for- the whcle-width  of these two enormous ledges should  not he less than $17.50. On the widest  of these two ledges there is a showing  of 20 inches of extremely rich honeycombed quart*, in which the gold is  visible in such quantities that the public would refuse to credit a true statement of the value. It may he said,  nevertheless, that whoa work is  commenced on this particulnt lead all  previous records for auriferous quart 7.  in this province will be entirely  eclipsed.  Sever-ill   offers  have  been made to  purchase this property, one of $250,000,  half cash,.but the owners are too well  satisfied to sell.  They know they have  a bonanza and prefer to  get. it themselves than   selling to outsiders.   The  big inineral belt of Beatrice Basin will  be opened in many places this season,  as the   purchase   by W. B.- Pool and  associates . of the Homestake, Detroit  and  Idaho   groups   recorded   in   our  columns  a - few   issues    back   means  extensive   exploitation; of the groups  mentioned.     The Silver Dollar group,  also, which is only 1500 feet below the  Beatrice   is,   we    understand,   to   he  worked on   a  large scale -shortly, and  no   apology   is   made   for repeatedly  placing   before   Herald   readers the  richness   of   the  Fish     river    camp.  Every new development there means  additional business foi- Revelstoke and  our merchants are themselves): to blame  if a big  trade   is not carried on with  tlie greatest free  gold camp in British  Columbia.  One of lhe most horrible expositions  of the forces of limine ever henrd of  in (Jii'niidii occurred at- Uie town of  Prank, Allu-rtii. about. 4:30 yesterday  morning. The 11���������UA_I> hue since'thai  time been i-unslahlly'in " receipt of  despatches I'toni the scene of the  disaster, lint owing lu the constuiT-ii-  ticiti in ilie community anil ilie  u11paralleled -.terrors surrounding lhe  press correspondents,.������������������ the accounts  given "ire 'sniiiu'ivliiit. disconnected.  The-, fiu-is obtained nt the time ol  writing nre given below.  Tlienclii.il   cause   of   the disaster is  ii'pt yet exactly   known,   lint it is cer'  t.uinly 'hot a' mine   explosion   of  any  kind."     At -the   time  mentioned   the  -whole   valley, in which Frank is  situated, wns shaken by   a   violent earth'  quake   after   what   appeared  to   be a  vulcanic   eruption.     The whole top ol  Turtle '".mountain,"1 which    overlooked  the lowiia wns. Maidenly shattered, the  debris being thrown. ' hundreds of feet  into   the   nir.     Large masses nf  rock  were teen rushing down thu mountain  side,   crushing   i.ill   trees   like mutch  wood and   carrying everything before  them.    Million*: ol'tons were piecipitii'  ted in this way on I lie   unluckyjvalley,  and he foil- lln;   frightened inhribilarits  rcnlizi'd the calamity that had befallen  them a large   purl ion ol   the town was  entombed.     AH   the    men     working  outside were   instantly killed, and the  mine ontiance   closed   by hundreds of  feet of  debris, tliat were deposited on  the surface of thu valley.     There were  about twenty mem-fin the mine  at the  timivimd   it   i.s  practically impossible  any of them can lie saved."  The cataclysm also buried a dozen  houses* in lhe \ icinitv, and at least a  bundled lives have been lo_i, piinci*  pally .women and children. Whole  families have been wiped out and ilie  sti'tie .of .'.tlie dis-iisler" is .. otie-.ol'. lhe  most awful solemnity".' ��������� The eruption  was going on late yesterday al'lei-  noon and Turtle mountain continued  to. belch forth . showers of boulders,  recks and debris.- The in.i-se*, of tnek  have entirely dammed'lhe valley and  thu stienins, now in a slate of freshet,  are rapidly covering the town of  Fiank with their contents. The  whole population has fled to the hills  and are huddled round camp "fires.,  scantily clad and without any adequate  food supply. "To add an additional  terror to the calamity it is not supposed that wlffen the water subsides  anything of value will  remain on the  townsite. About twenty feet of water  now covers it  and tho end is not yet.  Early rumours about an explosion  of naturalgasare totally disproved by  later despatches. There is nothing to  warrant this supposition as the earthquake shock was fell; a long distance  nway and tho ; continued eruption of  volcanic rock from tho apex of Turtle  mountain clearly proves thc origin of  the catastrophe to be of an eruptive  nature.  The track of ,thc Crow's Nest Railway has been cpvered for a distance of  about a0 mile, the masses of rock and  earth piled upon it being from ten to  fifty feet in depth.  VULCANIC ERUPTION CONTIKMEl).  Macleod, N.-VV. T.. April 20.���������Latest reports from Frank indicate that  a volcanic eruption occurred there at  ���������1 n.iii. today. .The earth opened up  for three-quarters ol a mile in length  and then millions of tons of rock slid  off the top of Turtle mountain, which  overhangs the little town. The conl  pit mouth and several buildings near  thereto were buried. It is estimated  that the loss of life is about seventy  residents of the town, and in addition  aliout fifty miners who were entombed  in tho mine. '-Tlie Canadian Pncilic  Railway Company at once arranged  for trains to*convey doctors, nurses,  and hospital stores both from the  east and. the-west of Frank. The  Crows Nest branch railway is temporarily blocked butthe railway company,  who have sent large gangs of men  there, expect to get it. cleared shortly.  Business to and from the -Kootenay  will be forwarded, until the. In-arch is  opened,-by way of the' main- line and  Revelstoke,' the 'old route before the  Crow's Ncsl. branch wa* built.   '  KXI'EUTSf  IXTEUVIKWED.  Vi CTC,n'r,\ .'April- 2!) (SpceiaHo* fche  IIl3ltA_u.)���������Mr. MoiCvoy, the geologist  in the employ-nf the Crow's Nest Pass  Coal Company and who has explored  thc greate'r part of the mountain areas  of Western Canada, is just now in  Victoria. . Although at lirst inclined  lo discredit thc astonishing reports  from Frank, he recalls that onNiuis  river there is evidence of a precisely  similar phenomenon having occurred  possibly three or four hundred years  ago and told of with great circumstantiality in Indian legends. Their history  records that n.large Indian village was  at that time destroyed while the river  was dammed up and its natural course  quite materially changed by tne.do-  posits of lava. The evidence of the  truth of the Indian story is found in  the 'mountains, themselves, science  showing that the eruption there may  have been as. recent as two hundred  years ago, and certainly not earlier  than four centuries since. In the  Frank country there is evidence of  volcanic action buu at a much earlier  period in the world's history. AV. F.  Robertson,' B. C. Provincial Mineralogist, says that section of the counts-  is of sedimentary formation, made up  of limestone, shale, coal and other  measures and by no means of a volcanic nature. lie is Inclined to the  belief that a mud' slide must have  occurred. Tho government is aspect*  ing advices at any moment from ils  agents iu the vicinity.  KEUKVIKCJ  TUB SUi'l'IiUKUS.  Immediately thenewsof the disaster  was authenticated the EIeiiald saw  one or two of our loading merchants  with a view to initiating measures of  relief. As transportation would he a  large item in donations of goods ti  telegram was sent to Mr. Marpole,  General Superintendent, C. P. It. as  follows:���������  "Will your company transport free  of charge goods donated by Revelstokt  for relief of Frank sufferers."  "KlSVELSTOKlS IIlillALD."  Late yesterday afternoon the following reply was received :  "Vaxcouveh,   April    29.���������Revel  btoke   Herald���������I will bo pleased,to  authorize  free   transmission of goods  donated by Revelstoke for relief Frank  sull'crers.     Present   this   message to  Supt. Kilpatriuk who will arrange."  "R. Marpole."  The Mayor  was also.seen regarding  the calling ef a public meeting or-tak*  ing .other   steps   to* organize a relief  fund.    As'soon-as the necessities ol  thc case are   knowii His Worship,will  take what stops may' be desirable:-���������  Manager  Tapping   has   olfcicd the  use of tlie Opera   House, at the actual  cost of fuel and light, for an organiza*  tion meeting.  In -the   meantime, donations either  of cash or  goods   will   bo received by *  the HieitAL_ and acknowledged   in its  columns. I  PKANK   AND VICINITY.  Prior to the great continental uplift  of the Rocky Mountains there existed  a series of  cretaceous beds extending  Buy When You ������an Get the Best Choice.  That is Right Now.  Charley's Aunt and Jane reaped a rich  Harvest from their American tour and  certainly look tlieir audiences by storm.  There seems to be more finish to comedies  written by English authors. And, by the  way, "A Wise Woman" -was first produced at the Strand Theatre, London,  where it had a phenomenal run ol" j^S  nights, and was the hit of the season  Tliey come high, but wc must have  them.  Ladies' Tailor-Made  Costumes  TheHe are. all new ami stylish. ; Price.** from $1_ to *������*_._*.  ' Thu.se goods aru latti in coining to liami.' Wo got a Hiieuliil  it i seo mi t fro in tlie-iimnufacturors on this account. Wo offer  them to you at Hpecial price.  Ready-to-Weaar  Skirts  Full RaiiRC Sizes 88 to 41.   Prices from S'l.OO up.  Misses' ULMily-to-H em* Skirts, sizes 30 to IM, just "Tint In stock  Blouse and  Shirt Waists  Our stock waa never iio large ami varied as at present.  Prices from 75c. up.    -*  Wrappers, Tea.Gowns,  Duck and Linen Skirts  Dressing Jackets, etc.    In new iilea.i, advanced styles.   A  A beautiful range to select from.  Children's Dresses  and Aprons  In Linen, Muslins and Lawns/   Sizes from "1 year  to  115  years.  Spring Underwear  Night I)ro������sen, Drawer**, Chemises, Con-jets, and Ladies'  Vest>. Wu aro fully prupaicd to meet ymir wants along  these lines, with a'full range nf prices and finalities.  and tlie Vrencli I\ I>.  Ladies' Corsets  We nro Solo Agents for the I), and A  Kvery pair guaranteed.  Men's Ready-to-Wear  Clothing  , Iloj'-i' and Youths'Suits and��������� Odd Vanls.   New and up-to-  date goods both in .iLjlo and patterns.  Men's Footwear  We arc agent.1, for tlie American makers, Lilly brackets and  Lhe Harlow Shoe Co. These rank as the best Shoe in the  United States. i  Ladies' Empire Shoe  This is a well known Shoe to the Ladies of Revelstoke.  Wu will oi)iiii a full range of these good.-] in a few days.  Shoes for School Boys  School   Shoo   wlion   buying  fi'oin about Elk river in British Colum*  bin. on the west, to within a few miles  of Fort .M'uuleod, Alberta, on the east:  and extending northward much north  of the present main line of the C.P.R.  aud southward to and below the  International boundary line into Mon*  tana; its longest diameter having the  Keneral directions of. N.N.W. and S.S.  E. These cretaceous beds vary as to  width from perhaps 35 to 75 miles, or  thereabouts, the widest portion-being  about where the present Crow's Nest  branch of the C. P. 1?. crosses it.  In the years 18S2,''S3.''S*l. and 'So. the  late Dr. G. JM. Dawson of the Geologi*  cal Survey, made examinations of this  area, noted iind reported on the coal  I'leasurossd funis' they were exposed  and examined and -laid' the foundation  for I he more extensive examination  mid development which followed.  For, many years, however,.along the  several branches of Old Man's river,  in Al ber tn, the settiers have depended  largely upon iheriml hells otitciopping  for their fuel. In a most crude way  the owners of land overlying the outcrop have mined the coal and sold to  their neighbors, providing a cheap and  good gi-iid- of fuel in a region where  timber is scarce.  The most largely developed mines  in this curbo'iif'TOui nri-vi arc those at  Fr.mlc, owned Iiy H.Jj.Frank of Butte,  Montana. Tliey are located on the  line of the Crow's Nest road. The  properly is well developed and is  "quipprtd with coke ovens. The pro*  duct, about 1.000 tons of coal per day.  is marketed piincipally in Montana.  A deal was on for the sale of this  liinperl.v to a.French syndicate for  $2,000,000.  PllKVIOUS DISASTERS.  This appalling catastrophe recalls]  with fem t'ul distinctness similar coal ���������  mine disasters in the -Province of  British--* C'-vluinbia. *���������*. Hardly wus-the.  twentieth qentury ushered in when.  on the 15th February, 1001, an enormous' t-xplosinn occurred , in ,So, 6  shaft* of lhe Union' Colliery, ne.-n  Cumberland, B. C. whereby-.20 white  meii and" -13 Mongolians lost their  lives. Subscriptions were taken up all  over the Canada for the relief of  suU'erers and most generous response  was made to the appeal. What caused  ibis explosion will never be known,  as, after a most exhaustive examination by expert mining engineers, no  evidence was adduced at the inquest  to warrant, any other than an open  j veulict.j  On 30th September of the same year  a serious lire arose in No. 2 elope of  the Wellington Colliery, near -Wei*  lington, and resulted iu the loss of 10  lives. It was reported that this started  from the igniting of a curtain between  No. 3 level and its counter on the  slope. With the exception of the 16  killed all' workmen came out to ��������� the  surface safely hut the fire was not  extinguished for many months.  But the most fe-ir'ful accident in  this/Province was that which occurred  in the Coal ('reek Mines, Fernie,  about 7:2_ p.m. on May 22nd. 1002. As  a result';a very large loss of life  occurred," 121 bodies being recovered  within a few days of the explosion.  But that was not all, us only a couple  of weeks ago two more decomposed  corpses were found in the old_workings.  The total loss of life on this occasion  was probably 130 to_ 133. A very  exhaiistiiie investigation into this  accident was held by W. F.Kobertson,  Provincial Mineralogist, and Messrt*  F. II. Shepherd and A. FaultU. mining  engineers. The consensus of opinion  was that the disaster was brought  about by an explosion of gas or gas  and dust, but' there was a disagree*  ment us to its origin. All three  luilliorities, however, agreed that n  naked light of some kind was the  cause, either a cureless workman  striking,a match or endeavoring to  light his pipe l>y drawing the flume  through the gauze of his sefety lamp.  KUI'OKTED  SAVED.  ��������� No further news has yet been re'  ceiveil beyond a rumor that six or  seven miners have dug- themselves out  of a 'tunnel.' '���������'. This.-lui-i. not ..been,  authenticated. It any despatches of  importance come over the wires a  Herald supplement will be issued.  i_______^______S_���������__  Bourne's  , ogiivie's  1 Hungarian  flour.  mm Flour.  Rolled Oats.  Corn Meal.  Whole Wheat  Flour.  Bran. Shorts.  Feed. Wheat.  BOURNE  BROS.  Headquarters for Groceries  of Guaranteed. Quality.  Don't overlook   our  Shoes for your boyn.  MILLINERY  DEPARTMENT  We Ark Receiving New Goods by Express daily and keep this  New and Up-to-Date Styles in Headgear.    Prices   to   Suit Everybody.  Letter Orders have our Careful and  Prompt Attention.  branch   full   of  DRYG00DS MERCHANTS, REVELSTOKE, B. G.  MAIL   ORDERS   PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.  Epworth League  The annual meeting: of the Epworth  'Li-ague of the Methodist church was  held on Monday evening at .8 p.m.  RiiconraginK reports-"were leceived  from the officers and adopted; satisfactory progress being shown iu the  work of the society. Officers were  also elected for the ensuing; year as  follows: President, Miss A. Smith,  (re-elected); 1st vice., ��������� \V. Bews; 2nd.  vice., Mrs. B. Campbell; 3rd. vice..  Miss Lttdner: -tth. vice., Mrs. W Bews;  secretary, \V. \V. Lefeaux, (re-elected)  and J. J. Shaw, treasurer.  ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty.ty ty ty  ���������  ANOTHER BIG        .  OIL LAND JOB  It is Rumored That If the C.  & W: Recission Act is Assented to, Arrangements Have  Been Made for Gigantic Grab  SPECIAL   CORRESPONDENCE.  Victoria,   April   29.���������The . Lieutenant-.'  Governor's assent to Bill No. 16,   has  not .  been specifically witheld as   mentioned  in '  my despatch of last week.    The  only  iiri-���������  portant business of the week has been the -  C. and W. investigation, which is   slowly'"  progressing.        The       Attorney-General  staled that, in his opinion,   there  was  no  doubt the title passed.    On Monday there  was quite  a   heated argument  regarding  the Ludgate lease of Deadman's   Island,*  opinion seeming against ils being granted.-  Mr. Gilmour was   its only advocate,   and  his motion for  return   of all   papers  was  p-is*>ed.    Mr.  Hawthornwaite's  Bill  compelling recognition of trades  unions   was  defeated on its second reading today,   the  House preferring the Government to-t^Re-^l  the  responsibility  of such,. legislation as  outlined   in   the   Conciliation    Bill .'��������� now  before the House.  A bomb was sprung yesterday when it  became noised abroad that even the  passage of the notorious Bill No. 16, was  an attempt to job the province, not for the  benefit of the C.P.R., but of a syndicate  consisting ol a Spokane broker, a West  Kootenay bank manager, a real estate  man of Vancouver and several members  of Ihe Legislature. It is alleged that the  Lieutenant-Governor has become aware  of the deal and this ' is his reason for-  refusing assent to the Bill. The Coast  end of the scheme was engineered by the  Vancouver broker, who had arranged  that as soon as the lands in question were'  freed from railway control the reserve -1  would be removed and Ihe lands taken .up  in small parcels by figure heads, several  members on both sides of the House  participating in the profits.  Somaliland Campaign.  Last  Friday  news  was' received  of  Card of Thanks  serious reverse to theiBriti.sh troops in  Somaliland opcraling"^igainst the Mad  Mullah whereby Colonel Plunkett and 184  officers and men were killed, only 37  escaping. Col. Cobbe, with another small  force, was surrounded. Immediately the  defeat was made known Gen. Manning,  the Commander, took forced marches to,  the scene of the  disaster,   relieving Col.  Cobbe ;and  killing   about   2,000   of  the I  The Ladies Aid the Methodist church   _    my      The Mullah's forces aggregatedI  Iwertn lender their thanks to nil  woo   "-="���������' ,        .   ��������� I  ,������ssgi^e,nnmakinKthe Birthday Party  about 4,000 mounted and   80,000 spear*)  [on tbe 21st such a splendid success. .        men. WMMm -l"_rf_i_i*H_������i f-_r."-u ,*_,*, i'  **fiww*W3ii.*aftT1:  ._;hS%______i_y____  ���������jM&-mKxm%m&JXiS2&&->  T BRIEF NOTES   **  T_*j-_ are always   1,200,000   peoplo  Afloat on tbe seas of tho world.  ��������� In the county of Kent. England, It  feaa long been usual for farmers to loso  Immense quantities of fruit for lack of  railroad transportation. They now en-  Cage automobile cars, which they load  In the evening and take to London during the night. This arrangement la  ���������working well, and railroad offlclals-aro  "busy devising plans to head oft what  ___}* develop into serious rivalry.  ��������� There Is more melody ia Androns-  ."hers, Prussia, in the Hartz mountains,  |i than In any other town in tho world.  If .There   250.000   canaries   aro   annually  reared, nnd four-fifths of them aro sent  to the United States.  > A visitor who returned from Brazil  cays that the whole country is perpetually Intoxicated by coffee, lt Is  broiitrht to the bedsid** the moment ono  awakes and just before going to sleep,  ot meals ami betwrcn moals, on going  out nnd c.-*mlng In. Men, women and  children drink it with the same liberality, and it is fed to babies In arms. Tho  effect Is apparent in trembling hands,  twitching eyelids, yellow, dry skin, and  a chronic excitability worse than thut  produced by whiskey. ,*  There is annually an excess ot l,.r>0!>,-  000 births over deaths in Russia, and  Siberia is tho natural outlet of tills  overflow.  fA mir.-. visiting her patients  ln  a  Cape Town hospital ward found her favorite soldier fast asleep.    Pinned to  !hls coverlet was a scrap ot paper on  which he* had scrawled:  "To il to bo  missed today, respectfully J. SI."  In France a tax is levied upon all  ' 'doors   and   windows   opening   upon  streets, courts and gardens in houses,  mills or factories throughout the nation. The revenue from this 'source fo*.*  the year 1SD9 aggregated $18,034,39*1.  According to a medical authority  there ia now In the United States ono  phyticihn to every C00-pf-ople���������proportionately twice as many as in Great  Britain,'*four times as many a-3 Franco  has, five times, as many as Germany  has, and six time.-, as many at Italy  has.  There are two baboons fn lhe Lincoln Park, Chicago, who. so the keepers declare, can whistie Ume3 as perfectly as any boy can. One cf the keepers insists that the-animals recently  ���������whistled the air of "Wearing of tho  Green."   This Ic&npcr is a son of the  ���������Emerald Isle.   Another keeper, a Britisher, avows that cue ot the baboons  .���������whistled "Soldiers of the Queen."  '   A rian charged yesterday in.London  with   pocket   picking  at   the   Crystal  Palace on Bank Holiday made an ingenious defense.   He called his'sweetheart as a witness, and she said tho  accused had his right hand around her  waist al! the time he was passing ths  turniUle, arid could, therefore, not havo  been exploring tho pockets ot strangers.   The man was given a good character by his employer, and. being allowed "the benefit, of the doubt," was  discharged.  The Cardiff Giant.  Hon. Andrew D. White retells In th������  Oentury Magazine the story of the "Cardiff Giant," tho most extraordinary hoar  that ever showed the depth of huinni  credulity. The external tacts are thai  in tho autumn of 18(11) people were hastening from all ovor the country to :.  farm in central Now York, to see th<*.  stone figure of a man of enormous siz<,  lying at the hoi torn of a holo where i*  hud apparently heen found.  The facts in human nature that made  the hoax possible wero the surprising  readiness of the public to bo astonished  and swindled; the nonsenso of tho  pst'iulo-scienl-ilic, who pretended to fix  thc ago of this stone man and surrounded him with nil kinds of fictitious archaeology ; and the misguided religious zeal  of people who thought this discovery  continued the Biblical text, "There were  giants iu tho earth in those days."  A syndicate was formed to exhibit tho  giant. This meant a careful organization of all the lies that tended to support tho genuineness of the "discovery,"  and to defeat tho sensible incredulity  that began to set in a9 a reaction. Tho  giant had been, "found" in the course of  ���������inking a well. People discovered that  it was an unfavorable place for a well,  and began to question why any man  should have started to dig -there. Then  it was found that the owner of tho farm  had sent to a man in the West several j  thousand dollars of the money received  for admission fees to tho booth whero  the figure was exhibited. How camo a  email farmer to owe so much money?  Real science uttered its protest. Professor Marsh of Yale pronounced the  giant a humbug. It was not nn ancient  statue, certainly not a petrified body.  "The giant must have been recently buried," he said. "1 am surprised that any  scientific observers should not have detected at once the unmistakable evidence  against its antiquity." j  ���������Meanwhile Mr. Barnum tried to purchase the "giant," hut in vain. So ho  had a copy made so like the original  that only an expert could tell them  apart. The new statue was also exhibited as the Canlill* Giant, and the matter  had begun to he a comedy with Barn*.  Urn's eyes'twinkling-'behind it.  Finally the truth came out. A man  with a love of huiuor and a desire to  test tlio extent of -human credulity had  deliberately set to work to dupe the.  public. He had chiseled this giant from  a piece of stone that had blue veins in  it���������a great aid to thc "petrified man"  delusion���������had pricked little' pores all  over''his strange work of art, and had  made grooves in it which Jooked like  ruts worn by running water. Then he  had shipped "it to his brother-in-law, the  New York farmer, who had sent his family away at the time, so they could  swear they had first seen the giant resting-in his "grave." . ���������'���������'���������:������������������ ,,  Although this celebrated hoax had long  as3od out of the public mind until Mi  Curious Bits of News.  'At an inquest on a case of a suicide  recently held in England, the foreman  returned this remarkable verdict: "Tho  jury aro all of one mind���������temporarily insane."  An Omaha woman has sued for divorce because her husband refused to  put on dross clothes for dinner. He  worked iu a pork-packing house and his  clothes-"hummed" when he came home,  but lie said he was too tired to change.  In Dakota divorces have heen granted  for wearing long toenails and eating biscuits in bed.  "Drink ruins many a homo" was tho  maxim���������together with the even more unpleasant "Nino out of every ten consumptives 'become so through drink"���������  tliat a Paris hatter found on labels  stuck inside all his stock of hats. Ho  had dismissed an assis?,niit who was a  very strong teetotaler. Hence the labels.  A lawsuit is to follow.  The decline of man! Here is an advertisement in the "Age" (Melbourne),  wherein a man wants a woman's billet,  and is willing to accept a girl's wages to  keep it: "Man respectable, steady, elderly, seeks home, town or country; pay 5s  week; do housework, mind children;  open till Wednesday next. Domestic,  G.P.O." '  Mainly About People.  NEWS  OF INTEREST  The finest church in Pcsen, on the  eastern border ot Prussia, was built by  Frederick the Great. For centuries It  has done duty as a place of worship,  and yet had it not been for a war horse  "it would never have been built. Closo  by a bloody conflict occurred betweon  the king and the Russians, and tho  former, always in the thick of the light,  had his charger killed under him���������a  sturdy animal that had borne him  ���������throughout many battles. Ke felt tho  "Joy. of victory- to be, modified by the  loss of the-.hor.--e.-and pirt up to its  ir.-ffiory the faia.us church in _ac3--  tion.  *    Tbe jur-je.-t t'rss hall  in the Unite-.l  Slates i- bf.inrc erected., ia Philadelphia  on the roof of *he Fourth street end of I  tLs'ho*i!'_T>. Ti:e a.*!"!, which is four feat'I  5a i2i"-._ter, and weighs GO pounds, will I  b& hoi.-tcd to tho f-p Df'aa iron, column j  ISO :"���������������; above ticewater. five minutes j  before-r,c*on each day,and dropped eiec- j  tr'.cally -10 feet tc an air cushion exact- j  ly af. noon by the naval observatory i  clock in Washington.    The object'of t  the tim. bail is to eaable* all the mari- !  ners in the 'Dala-crare and  Schuylkill J  river to rerulate their chronometers be-  Xor sailing. .  1 The G-ermans and "Ru.**_tans flavor  th.lr bread with cinnamon, and whi'a I  this may give a fine flavor it can hardly be called a good practice. Cinnamon contains tcaaia, and too much o������  lt ia the stomach must have evil results. All through Southern Europe a  little ground cinnamon is used for f'a-   Tor_ag--_h___i__tci_isaucS3_a*_d___hlj______  cream.   A little 'cin. amen is good for j  the stomach, and will sometimes euro  di.--orders of a  na.   White's article recalled it, the man who  perpetrated the hoax was living until  very recently. His death occurred only  a fuw weeks ago.  Wanted Her Hat.  Not long ago a lady was choosing a  winter hat, with the usual uncertainty of  mind as to the kind of hot she wanted,  or whether, indeed, she wanted a halt at  all. After trying on nearly every model  in -the shop, she pounced with glee on  one she had overlooked. "Here's something prettvi" she said; "why did you  not show me this before?" Without  waiting for an answer, she appealed to  ���������her patient friend. "There's some style  about this, isn't there? How do I look?"  Tho friend distinctly sniffed. "It makes  vou look a* hundred, and it's very do-w-  dv," she said. The other tried the hat  at) another angle. "It is rather dowdy,"  she admitted, at this juncture; -'perhaps  I won't risk it after all." A voice irom.  behind her made its'.-.third, attempt- to  gain a hearing.. "If you've, quite done  with mv hat," it said, veiy bitterly, I  should 'rather like to pat it on."  Commandant Booth-Tucker reports (in  "Social Service," New "fork) tliat the  Salvation Anny has made remarkable  progress in the United States during the  last six years. Tho number of officers,  cadets and employees has grown from  2,034 to 3.01S, and the money expended  in charities from $200,000 to $*1S0,000.  Four years ago a Christmas dinner was  provided for about 100.000; this year  provision was made for no less than 250,-  000 persons.  A Now York parson has rebuked the  women of his congregation for wearing  too largo hats. He. complained that some  of the brims were so extended tliat he  could not see the wearer's mouth to ad-'  minister communion and narrowly missed  pouring it into the side balcony of the  Imt. In Switzerland an unrepealed law  forbids the wearing of hats more than 18  inches in diameter under a heavy penalty-  A placard reading, "Will not return  inilil December 3,"* placed upon the door  of a residence in West Philadelphia, waa  so informing to burglars that when the  family did return at tlie date fixed they  found the house ransacked, lind silverware, jewelry and much clothing missing. The police were- notified, but the  thieves had not boon so accommodating,  and left no hints on thoir part. . .r  At a beef-eating tournament at Nov,*  York the other night Charles Obram defeated Patrick Divver, the former champion, by devouring seven pounds of steak  at a short sitting. Divver was not in  good condition. At the former contest  lie consumed fourteen pounds. At thc  present lime tlie American gounnandiz-  in" championships in other edibles are  held by tho following: Oysters���������Frederick  Jlnckoy of Kansas City, who devoured  100 iu nine minutes. Pies���������Samuel Jackson Suflfern of New Jersey, who ate fourteen mince pics in nineteen minutes. Apples���������Charles Haning Westwood of New  Jersey, who consumed a barrel in one  week. Apricots���������Fink of New York, who  ato ninety in seven minutes. Eggs���������  I'rana Frederick of Williamsburg, who  ato fifty in one hour.  Not the One.  A Strange Wooing:.  The conductor of a train on a North  Dakota railroad had just 'sab down to  make up a* fourth hand in a game oi  tards. when a widow who was co-nipla-  tently smoking her clay pipe moved down  "upon the quartette and said:  "Conductor, I don'b want to disturb  you, but I'm Uvin' just beyand Skinner**-  :ville."  "I'll see that you get off all right," he  replied. ,-���������*,,  t"But I ain't worryin' about that.   I've  ot one hundred and sixty acres of land  ���������and a good cabin up thar1."  "I see."  "ify ole man got drowned in B'ar JUy-  last y'ar, and I'm all alono."  er  - "V  "I'm powerfully busy when I'm home,  . but as it'll he three hours before I get  fimp'e nature.    Cinr..-- j thar1 you might jest do me a favor."  mon ball is* considered by Borne as a       "i  -will, ma'am.    I  understand  what  good remedy for persistent diarrhoea.     ��������� T0U -want.   I think the right sort of man  is up at.the front end of the car, and I'll  speak fo him."  F.vejtginutes later he,, came back, followed Hy a,mm about forty, years, old,  A policeman picked up a lost hoy in  tho street the other day, and after much  coaxing the little lad remembered that  he lived in a thoroughfare about a mile  away. The constable took him to the  number given, and as the door-bell was  .answered he said to the woman:  ���������"I've brought your lost child home."  "I haven't lost any child," she answered.  '���������'Isn't this vour hoy I"  "No."    ���������:''      "  "But ho said he lived 'here."  "Well,', he doesn't. 1 never saw him  before."  "Arc you sure? I have been to some  trouble to.bring him up here." -  "Look her,:-, sir!" she. exclaimed,"as she'  .���������.iade a motion as if to spit or. her hands,  "don't you suppose I know mv own  kids." ���������  '."Why, yes. vou ought to, but I've  walked a mile to restore him to you, and  ���������well, never mind. If yon should change  your mind and conclude he belongs - to  you, please send along to the station."���������  "Pick-_Ie-Up."  " Many a True Word Spoken in Jest."  Scene���������The Club Smoking-room.  Old Hummerhurg (with much gravity,  between  the pulfs of his pipe)���������-Ach, I  ..haf_don.e_a..ferrr_derrible_ti;ig..tO;dnyJ  A Chic-age lecturer who has been tell-  In? enl!���������?������<���������! rtuder.ts that pe-ple can  live on fiftc-sn ccnt.= a day. advises feci a'.e e_p-sr!mea;*e.**i: with her theory to  ���������use great care ia th*-* <-.?l=ction of their  husbands. Would any American girl  look for a husband who would live on  lift.cn cents a d*"***"? The averago  American girl is looting for the husband who is wii'iir.-": ami abie to makn  it f*f;c-;a dollars a day.���������Savannah  2-J ews.  I Bach section fc������a its own slang,  ���������which works Its way into the vocabularies of tho p������o*?le ainc*;; unconsciously. The president .if the board of regents of the University of Oklahoma  'is a cattle man named Bolton, and a3  such he hes th? p^rrer to appoint tho  teachere in the territorial schools. Not  long ago a young woman of Guthrie  applied  for a pcsit.on,  and   enclosed  .who looked'like a  farmer, end  p.nwinj_  beside the woman   the conductor said:  '-This is the man I was speaking  about."  "Stranger, what mought be your  name?" asked the woman as she moved  along to iiiuke room.  "Judson. ma'am," he replied.  "And mine is Wolcott. Hov you ever  be jined?"  "Yes; hut I lost her two y*ar3 ago.  She was bit by a snake."  "And my ole man waa drowned. Would  you jine agin?"  ".Mebbe.   Would you?"  "I kinder think I wouid. What's your  oige?"  Forty-two.    What's yours?"  Friend   (startled) ��������� Indeed!     What's  that?  Old Hummerhurg (still more gravely)  ���������I haf peender means of many hondreds  j of beoplc3 losing dcre lifes.  !     Friend   (more  startled)   ���������  Bless   mv  | soul!    What have you been doing���������deal-  i ing in dynamite?  i Old Hummerbiiig���������No���������vorscrdan dat.  I van shinning my son Carl in der medical brofession.  Feveral   sood    recommendations.    Mr. |     "Jist forty-one yistcrday.    Ar* you a  ; hard-workin"',  good-tempered   man?'  [     "That's   what   tliey   calls  mc.    Guess  ; you can nm a house?"  "Fur shore.   Ain't that ole reptile up  thai-5  a  preacher?"  "Looks to be.   Shall we be jined?"  "If you say so."  The "old  reptile" turned out to he a  ������������������,,_ , preacher, and with the train running at  ... .   .  , _���������_,���������"?!Z "i_ I thirtv miles an hour and the passengers  wealthy man. but  he b,gan In the   tmrj ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^.^o^  year- before tt.Ud.oMrt'.-rt ������    ceremony, the twain were duly and .law-  SthK^til:^, made one, and  evciy  man  kissed  r the owner of a racing stable.   He c.on- j t*h<-* '--fl-PPy l*-"'6'  -fuels half a dozen establishments in | ������������  Tariouo parts of the city, but direct su-j irhis apology appears in a German  perviston of th-sm has recently hc.n ' -newspaper: "I hereby retmct tho Hhol  handed over to a superintendent, and uttered hy me against Fran .Meyer, to the  the visits of the bos*; in thesa day.- ari fin"c_t that she wa*) wearing the same  rare. His esrnir.,-;- ln.'t -*-;fk on on������ j bonnet this year as she was last year,  race won by a horse from his own sta- i r on-or her my apologies. (Signed) Fran  tie wero JiO.OOO. j Kenning.1* ���������  Bo-ton examined thern with care, and  ���������sent the papers to thc secretary with  this endorsement: "I don't knew thi3  ���������heifer personally, but her endorsements  are good, and  you'd  better turn  her  into the bunch."  1   The  most  prosperous  bootblack   in  New York has long -tint, given up any  active share in the work that made him  a  customary way  Rapid Advancement  A Dutchman whose son had been employed in an insurance company's oflice  w.i������> met by an acrpi.tintance, who en*  qiui'eri:  "Well, Mr. Scliniedor, how is Hans getting on in his new place?"  "Slioost splendid, lie vns von off dem  directors already."  "A director! I never heard of auch  rapid promotion���������that young man must  be a genius."  "He vas; he slioost write a splendid  handt."  "U!i, yes, plenty of people write fjood  hands, but you said Hans was a director."  ."So he v.i3" (indian.intly); "he direct  dem circulars ten 'hours elery day already."���������"Pick -Mc-Up."  Janitor���������You can't, occupy this flat.  Would-be Tnriunt/���������Why not? We have  only nine dogs. Janitor���������Oh, nil right. I  thought you had children.���������"r.ife."  "John," said the retired lawyer to hi*-,  conchmiin, "aren't the horses trying to  run away?" "T'iicy be, sir'!" "Then drive  into something cheap."���������"Klcctiical Re  view."  An ancient New Yorker named  Pratt  Onci; wont on a terrible b.-t-t.  Whomever he wiw  He would paste with his pnw  And gleefully gurgle, "Take Uiiil.l.l"  ��������� Mew  Yrii-l; ".Sun.''  When somebody once misinterpreted  Thomas B. Reed'a refusal to take a glass  of whisky as an endeavor to reform a  bad habit, ho remarked: "I hope you  don't think that I ever needed two sidewalks on my way home."  A writer in the New York "Times"  says that when Mark Twain was a young  and struggling newspaper writer in Sun  Francisco, a lady *of his acquaintance  saw him one day witli a cigar-box under  his arm, looking in at a shop window.  "Jlr. Clemens," she said, "I always see  you with a cigar-box under your arm. I  am afraid you are smoking too much."  "It isn't that," said -lark; "I'm moving  again."  In a recent lecture to his people, Booker T. Washington told them that there  is little or nothing to he obtained without work, adding: "There was an old  negro, professionally pious, who wanted  a luxurious Christmas dinner, and who,  night after night, prayed to the Lord to  send liim a turkey. The days passed,  Christmas approached, and the old fellow undertook to compromise, by asking  the Lord to send him to a turkey. He  got one that very night."  A few years ago a British oflicer married a fortune, and soon after discovered  that he had heart disease, and went on  the retired list.   His little son is a very  precocious youngster, and  when  asked  the  othor  day, by  a  stranger,  "Jack,  what are  you  going  to  bo  when  you  grow up?" he replied, with grave deliberation:   "Well,  I've   been   thinking  of  that for some  time,  nnd  I  think  that  when I'm a man I'll get heart disease,  and go on the retired list just, liko papa."  The obsequious person who seeks fees  from   travelers -by   pretending   to   take  them* for nobleman  occasionally  meets  one who fails to fall into his trap.   An  English  gentleman  of somewhat  imposing  personal    appearance    had  a  door  opened for him at tho Paris Opera House  by an "ouvreur," or usher,  who  bowed  low and said:"The door is open, prince!"  Tho Englishman glanced all'iibly at liim,  and, without extending the expected fee,  simply said: "Thank jou very much, viscount."  Once, whon the pics, in the Carson  City "Appeal" had just started to jun,  the late John .Mnckay rushed in to the  editorial sanctum and called to Sam Davis in an excited tone of voice: "Sam,  stop the pre-s! Slop the press!" "What's  the matter, John?" Davis asked, in alarm.  "Why, old man Crooks" (famous for hid  stinginess)���������"old. man Crooks bus just  presented a, peck of apples to the orphans' home, and he'll be broken-hearted  if you don't have a column and a half  about it in the paper Ibis afternoon."  Talking about "graft*' and "grafters,"  -the other day, "_iig Bill" Devery remarked: "Say, the people as talk about  graft arc the gingerbreads. If you had  the right scent you could go oil' on a hop  loo after grafters some night and land  a long ways from the Bowery. Some of  the ablest grafters are in that high-  toned class where to mention their  names with graft would be as bad as  lightin' a cigar in church Sunday morning. Say, did you hear about the deaf  and dumb man'that got his hands dirty j  tcllin' smutty stories?"  Some weeks ago several friends of  United Stntc3 Senator Blackburn found  him absorbed in the act of reading tlie  President's message. As he read he  chuckled to himself, and finally their  curiosity became so aroused tliat one of  them approached the senator from Kentucky, and asked for the joke. "It has  just occurred to me," solemnly observed  the senator, "that Mr. Roosevelt's English does not coruscate with the pyrotechnic scintillations of obsolescent linguosi-  ty whicli so extensively illuminated tlio  lucubrations and ululation-s of President  Cleveland."  An Irish priest discoursing one Sunday  on the" miracle of thc loaves 'and fishes,  said in error that five people 'had  been  j>d   with   ."-.OQd  loaves   nnd   two     =i!u*ill  j,Holies.'.  It  having come  to   the  priest's  'knowledge thai. hi-. mi-.:akc bad given rise  j to a large .-inioimt of controvcisy  (one,  j Murphy,  partieul.irly declared  he  could  | do   sucli   a   mir.ii.le" himself),   he    (the  j. priest)" decided  to  rectify   the.  miitnkc.  Next Sunday, on concluding his senium,  he  said:   '"I* should   have  told  you  l;.-**.t  ���������Sunday that 5..000 people had been  fen"  with five  loaves and  two sumII  fishes."  Looking down, and e-pying Mr. Murphy,  he said:   "You  could  not do  that.   Mr.  Murphy,   could   you?"     "Ah,   sure,  yer  riv'renx-,   I   could   aisily,"   he     replied.  "How  would  you  do  it, Mr.  Murphy?"  "Why I'd  give  'rai  what was left over  from* last Sunday." answered Murphy.  The late Colonel Thomas Ochiltree  once upset Lord Lonsdale, when that  noted Englishman was entertained in  New York on UU way home from nil expedition to Alaska. His lordship was rc-  -garded-by -**-ine _of_hi_ _admi_ici"3__as__a_  ^wonderful explorer, and a dinner wns  ���������riven in his honor by Hermann Oelrichs.  J-i the course of I he" evening Lord Lonsdale told many tlui'Iling stone-*, and an  audible "Oh:" went around the table  when he limMied teiling of a pelrilled  forest in Africa, in which he found a  number of p������tri(ir*d Jion-i and I'lcphiinU.  As the ��������� Kn*_li-:!iiii'n l.ipvd into silence  and the nppl.ui-.!> -*.i.**k io an echo, nil  looked to (tilonrl O* hiltn-c (o defend his  nationality and l/f.il this petrified lion  story. "Texas," said the colonel, after .".  pause, "has its pc!i,:itd fore-rts, but, although they cont.iin no petrified lions,  they nre rem'irkabh* for hnving petrified  birds flying over them." "Nonson-ie,"  said Lord Lonsdale; "Ihat is impossible.  Such a phenomenon is contrary to the  laws of gravitation." "Ah, that's ca-,ily  explained," Te-poiided Colonel Ocliilfrec,  quickly; "the laws of gravitation down  Scared Off by Dressmakers?  Bills.  Women's lovo of dress, Henry Waldorf  "'Yaneis declares in the "Arena," is ono  f    tho    potent    reasons    why    many  oung men do not rush into matrimony  ven when they nre earning respectable  ages.    Ho adds:   "They see no chance  ' saving for a 'rainy day' with a wife  ho as a girl became imbued with the  ive of dress.   They have female ������cous-  is'���������not to speak of 'nearer ones'���������and  emnlo   acquaintances,   single  and   married.   They hear their conversations and  their repetition of their friends' gossip;  and this is the sort of thing they listen  to:   'I can't visit Miss Brown and  her  friends the way I dress.'   T should liko  to go to Mrs. Smith's, hut I haven't anything fit to wear.'   'I can't go calling in  tho same old dress.'    (It is not shabby  and it is not worn, but it has been perhaps in frequent use).   T don't see how  that girl  dresses on  her  income.'    (An  innuendo that likewise has not escaped  the thoughts of the young man).   'I am  ashamed  to  bo seen  again in  this costume,* etc.���������with  the    young    married  women as particular as the single girls.  Certainly no one wants a girl to dress  shabbily or dowdily if it can be avoided;  and with the quantities and varieties of  dress goods  to  bo had  nbwndays it is  possible   to   dress   neatly  at  a   modest  cost, especially if a girl has any  taste,  and -will  leiini   to  be   hand*--  with   tlie  needle���������nn accomplishment that the vast  majority of girls could acquire if they  would   make   nn   oirort.     But   when   it  comes (o wanting a new dress for every  occasion;   when it comes  to deriding a  costume,  not  because  it  is  tattered  or  worn   out,  but  because  it has  been in  use over a given lime; when it eomes to  striving to dress as if one possessed an  independent incomo to be used solelv for  dressing, and as if dress were the main  object of lifo (and, by the way, it is onlv  the parvenu and  the most ignorant of  servant girls who make displays of themselves upon all occasioni); when a large  majority of women  think of little else  than dress (frequently, as tho observant  young man has found  out, procured-nl  the  expense  of  landlord,    grocer,    and  butcher, which is decidedly not honest)���������  it is an iillojjether diil'ei'oiit story, which  at least suggests why the modern young  Interesting: Items.   Speaker Reed's most famous lampoon  o������ the democratic party was. this: "I  hare known the Democratic party for  thirty yeare, nnd I have never known a  moment in which it could be photographed in any attitudo except that of  'It can't be done.'"  man is holding aloof from matrimony.  He is not telling the girls the reason,  but his male friends know il,. He admires the girls���������ho likes to take them  out in a splendid costume, which drnw-  forlli complimentary remarks and attention���������but he is not asking them to  marry liim." .,  When England is Swamped.  The geologist was entertaining tho  habitues of Mulcahey's with an  interesting story about the gradual encroachment of the ocean  upon the coast of Great Britain,  says the Now York "Tribune." Anion"  other things, lie tc������d them that Father  Neptune annually bit out and swallowed  a tract of land oil' the cast coast .of lhe  country mimed equal in extent to Gibraltar; that between Cornwall and lhe  Scilly Isles a tract of 227 square* miles  has been gradually covered with the  waters of the Atlantic; that in Yorkshire there ore twelve towns which have  been submeigcd within the memoir of  man, in Suffolk at least 8vo; that visitors to Cronmer, in Norfolk, are shown  a rock far out iu the ocean, on which  once stood n church which'was then in  the center of the village. So groat, he  said, has heen tlm gradual, but steady,  encroachment of the sea-that the total  area of England, which in 1S67 was  32,590,307 acres, had in 1000 shrunk to  32,5-19.010 acres, a loss in Hint period of  more than 40.000 acres. Thus, he explained, lingland is being swallowed up  by the Atlantic at the rale of about  2,000   acres   annually.  "How long will it take lo swallv up  tho hull dom country?'' asked Mulcahcy,  who had been an "intensely interested  listener.  t "Lot me see," replied tho geologist.  At the rate mentioned it will take  about five bundled years lo engulf a  million acres, and in nbout sixteen billion years the whole of England will be  under water."  "Bully for that," fervently exclaimed  Mulcahcy. "It serves 'em good an'  right, bad cess to 'em. I only hope I'll  live to see lhe day it eomes to pass,"  and ho went behind tho bar to fill an  order for the drinks.  A minister who mot a policeman on  thc street tho other diiy said: "What a  number of burglars thero aro about*.  Why don't you officers arrest them?"  Tho - policeman regarded the minister  solemnly. "Sir," he replied," "there aro  thousands of people going to hell every  day. Why don't j-ou ministers stop  them?"  The "Publishers' Circular" tells the  following anecdote about the late G. A.  Henty: "With reference to his boys'  books he said, in answer to a question  put to him by ������*n interviewer: 'No, I  never touch on the love interest. Onco  I ventured to make a boy of twelve kiss  a little girl of eleven, und I received a  ver*/ indignant letter from a dissenting  minister.'"  An important. party measure was  about to be voted on by tho Fifty-first  Congress, and the Republicans needed  every vote. "Como at once," Speaker  Hoed telegraphed to Congressman Lansing of the Watortown (N.Y.) district.  "Impossible," the Congressman wired  back; "washout on line." Reed's reply  to this was. promptly wired, and was as |  follows: "Never mind little thing like  that; buy another shirt and como on."  Mark Twain, since he advertised for  editorial obituaries of himself, has received pome very amusing contributions.  A Baltimore admirer writes: "Some people think you arc immortal, but if you  really ever do intend to die it is certainly your duty to go to Hades. Funny  men aro needed there, but they aro very  small potatoes up in heaven. You have  always preached philanthropy, and now  you have the chance of your lifetime1 to  demonstrate  your  consistency.''  Judge S  of Uoslon, who is a great  fisherman, for some years past had been  in lhe habit of bringing back from Newfoundland, the scene of his piscatorial  labors, such marvelous stories of his  catches that his friends grew more and  more skeptical. The judge, in* order lo  remove all doubts about his honesty,  finally procured a set of special scales  and tiiumphanlly weighed all the fish  ho caught, and for his friends' inspection kept the record thus accurately  made. Beeenlly, while the judge was  awayi from home, there was an addition  to his family. The judge's ������c.ilcs were  used, and they recorded the baby's  weight as forty-eight pounds. i  One day tho late Thomas Brackett  Reed Was browsing in Guild's dingy  bookshop. He look up a number of  books and finally the novel "Scruples."  "What is tlie price of this?" asked Mr.  Bccd. "A dollar, sir," replied the old  man rather tartly. "Too much," said  Keed laconically, and laid the hook down.  "Well, sir," rotorted Guild, who has a  sharp tongue of his own, "I don't know  of iiny law you have passed that compels  you to -buy if you don't want to. Besides, I don't see what a member Of  Congress wants of a book with that  title, anyway.'.' Reed broke into a  hearty laugh, and as he rolled on down  the avenue he was still smiling, at the  old man's reply.   .  Senator Quay, while dining at a country hotel, noticed among the signs on  the wall one reading "lei on parle Fran-  cais." The senator was somewhat  amused and surprised, because the necessity of being able to speak French in  that particular section of rural Pennsylvania had never before appealed to  him. Therefore ho called the proprietor  to him, and said, "Do you speak  French?"   "Not much," was the answer.  lMO\ATIS THE TIME  To use Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal  Powder. It is an antiseptic, healing dressing, applied directly to  the diseased surface by tho  patient himself, who blows the  powder through a tube into his  nostrils.     The cure dates front  Itho first puff.  ' You needn't snuffle from colds'*  or hay fever if you have the  catarrhal powder in the house.  Cures a headache in ten minutes.  Rev. J. l>. MUKDOCK writes "I have 1  used Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder I  for the last two niomlis nnd am now  completely curoU of Catarrh of five  years' standing. It Is certainly magical in Hs effect. Tho first application benefited me within five minutes."  Dr. Agnew's Pills  costing 10 cents for forty doses,  two-filths the price of other first-  class pills, first cleanse and then  cure the bowels and liver forever.   1  ilfiS  1 say, ma, you know dat dose ol  codlivcr oil you said 1 had to tako 1"  "Yes."  "Well, go on an' gimme it. De fellers  have made up a purse of a nickel ter  watch mc take it."���������St. Louis Star.  A friend met Congressman Ruppert  of New York and said : "Jake, 1 came  away from home without any money  this morning. Let mc have a couple of  dollars, will you ? 1 want to get shaved." "Say," observed the Congressman as he handed over the money,  "who shaves you���������Picrpont Morgan ?,"  ���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  A  IEART  "United States will do for inc."  "Then  there are petrified, loo.'  "Halhvood's wife h.is such a sour disposition." "Y<H. and he used to say ?he  .was'the appli of hii <*ye." "H'rn! Ife  must have -ri-fvint a crafcapple."���������Chicago  "Daily News."  He (who h just writing out cheque  for-dressmaker's bill)���������Thi*"-. decollete  ��������� dresses-are-dUgraeefnl; they only revenl  the depravity of the human heart. She  ���������Come, now, you never saw mc cut so  low as all that!  "I don't think tliat women have always been vain; you know women were  made before mirrors."  "And they've been before them ever  since."���������Baltimore "Herald."  A wonderful inslnncc of presence of  mind, which hns caused considerable annoyance to Mr. Sousn, is reported from  Chicago. A ilro broke out at Lincoln  School in that city. Upon seeing tho  flames one of the pupils coolly sat down  at tho piano and started playing a Sou-  sa march, whereupon her follow-sohoot-  girls at once marched o������t of the building.  ''And is he n,,iri*i.'d vet?"  "So, hedad���������and a mighty good tiling  it is for his wife."���������From "Ally Sloper's  ir_.IMfolKl.iy."  A good instance of the truth of the  sayincj that "a fmarl nn-twer lurnetii  away wrath" was heard, the other day,  ; in a French paintei's -dudio. The painter in question had a fixed rule tint none  of his pupils were fo be allowed to  smoke in his atelier. One day, however,  he came into the room, and distinctly  ������mw Ihat one of thc pupils had a lighted  cignrctto in his fingers, which he wi- *.  endeavoring ineffectually to coneen .  Willi ii stylo of somewhat heavy banlf**  the painler went up lo liim and remarked: "That is a curious kind of pen-  oil that you. have got there, my young  friend, ft fay I aak what you propose to  draw wilh it?" "Clouo_," was the ready  answer, an'd the roar that went up from  the othpr students plainly showed the  artist fh%t the sense of the house wca  .igftlnst liim.  why do you have that siy:i stuck up  here? It means that French is spoken  here." "Ye don't say sol" replied the  astonished publican. "I'll be hanged if I  didn't buy that from a. young feller who  fold me that it meant"'God Bless Our  Home!'"  In the middle of the third act of a recent first night in Australia, a gentleman  arose in the front row of the "gallery  and remarked: "This is a bad play, and  the acting is even worse than the play."  The leading actor came to the footlights  and retorted: "You've no right to interrupt. If you don't like it, go outside."  "Excusp me," rejoined bhe malcontent,  "I have tlie rigiit to criticize what I  havo paid for. If I buy a pound of  butter and find it is bad, I say so. I  have bought a shilling's worth of .this  show, and it is an imposition. - I want  my money back.'* At this point a stalwart attendant interposed, and smashing of furniture ensued. Eventually the  champion of playgoers' rights emerged  triumphant from the fray. Holding a  shilling on high, he exclaimed: "It's all  _rightl_ _I'vc_got--my_moiiey__backl The.  play can now proceed!"  Taking the Chances.  He walked into the chemist's shop with  a hesitating step, and glanced nervously  at the rows of bottles, with a scared  look in his pale blue eyes.  After fidgeting about uncertainly for  some time, 'he al. last caught the eye of  (lie chemist, and, beckoning mysteriously, led the way to a secluded corner,  where the chemist was surprised by finding a. .trembling forefinger hooked tenaciously into one of his buttonholes and  an eager face thrust suddenly almost  against his.  "What's the matter?" asked the chemist.  "I s'pose you can lay your hand right  on the morphine botlle, can't you?" said  tho sflanjjer in an anxious whisper.  "Yes, sir; certainly," replied tho astonished chemist.  "An' if you was pushed you could find  the strychnine in a minute or, two?"  "Of course."  "Jfehbe the ������rsenic hadn't got lost or  mislaid clear bevond findin', if you just  had to, has it?"  "Assuredly not."  "An' the sugar-of-lcad  bottle couldn't  get away from you if \t tried?"  "No, indeed."  "An' -basin' up the vitriol to-its lair  would be ju?t play for you?"  "Aly dear sir, of course I am familiar  with all the drugs here."  "But s'posin' some of your assistanta  had been ehaugiii' them around, just as  a joke, you know?"  "What do you mean?"  "Suppose the bottic.s got mixed?**  "Impeasible.     Beside*,,    everything   is  plainly labelled."  "An'  there   ain't  no   chance  of  your  palrain' off prussic acid for peppermint?"  "Kot  the  slightest." ���������-.'���������*  "Well,  I've���������half���������a���������notion���������to���������risk  ���������it.   Yes, you.-may give me two ounceij '  of^peppj-rmint."���������"Piok-Mc-Up."  I-JEW  FOR YOU  means renewed health,  for on  the heart depends all health.  Doctors will tell you that any  diseased organ eau be put in good  ^working vigor by pumping plentyj  Lof blood into it to make   new^  tissues.  First set the heart right-  with most people it is  wrong.  Dr. Agnew's Heart  Cure Wiil Do It.  It strengthens the heart, rebuilds its weak parts, and enables it to feed the- nerves, and  through them all organs of the  body.   It cures at once.  Relief to * weak hearts In  thirty minutes by a simple  dose is tho sign and proof of  what Dr. Asncw'a Heart  Cure will do permanently for  them and for you.   Dr. Von Sfan's Pineapplo Tablets  work their cure through digesting the food and letting  the stomach rest.. A piece of  pineapple will digest instantly  an equal size of beeE at a temperature of 103������. Don't take  pills and powders that weakpn  the stomach. Price, 35 cents.  /0& 27  id^iR&___-  If a woman  were to cast her first  batch   of  bread  upon    the    waters   it  would be pretty tough oh the innocent  ..little fishes.  The Druggist���������Have you 'done much  sleighing this winter, doctor ?  The Doctor   (absently)���������No.  lost only one patient so far.  Have  Sherlock Holmes���������."And then," continued thc great detective, us he shot a  load of dope into his arm. "I was awakened by hearing the Knickerbocker spe-  cial_passing-iu_lhe-dislance.'?   "But how do you know," dutifully,  asked Dr. Watson, "that it was the  Knickerbocker special?"  "I recognized it by the locomotive's  loud, short pants."���������Baltimore American.  3"*-v  ������������������^  e Gate to Health  isa hale heart, and the better the blood (  pump the moro vigorous the vitality.  Some know they have weak hearts ;,  others only know that they're HI and i  don't suspect the heart.  But euro tho heart cures every part. ,  No heart is too sound; ninety-nine oat |  of a hundred are disordered or diseased.  Doctors da not (et (a (be hurt of tho  ���������subject; to be effective that is what med-  Ijinc must do.  Dr. ACNEW'S HEA&T CUSS  ^ enthrones fccalih-Al-cic disease reigned,  S in the great center of thc system, tlio  heart. Then good blood pumps in full  measure, send* new life quivering  through every orff-in and tissue of the  body. It meant) new courage, new cheer,, t  a new lease of life. ���������  Dr ACfi-C'V'S PILLS       .,  scavengers of the i*.-*c*-stive system and  healers o������ the  dismdered appnratus.  Purely vegetable -*n*l mild, forty doses  i for ten cents.   Oa������--'������'.h tbeprfce of the '  best competing pill.  _  ���������^���������ff=W������tfWiW*BW^'^[**'w"^ k'y  SI*;-* had been more than a fortnight  In their house, and who was there to  prove her innocence?  Filled with such thoughts as these-,  ehe turned awny from the window with  a heavy sigh; nnd, having completed  her toilette, went, slowly downstairs,  v scarce knowing which room to enter,  or what to do.  . Madeline, worn out with grief, had  (alien asleep an hour ago, and there  ���������was no one else ln the house save a  couple of police officers, who had been  left In charge.  '   One of these was In the hall. I  He spoke very civilly to the   pale,  trembling girl, and told her thero waa  a fire in the dining-room, where sho  '   dig-jit be quite alone If she wished.  Sfie thanked him gratefully, but ha&  .-been seated at the fire   scarcely   five  minutes before he tapped at the door,  and announced:  "A gentleman to see you, miss."  Marjorie rose with a start, to find  Herself face to face with the   handsome, grey-eyed man she had seen in  the wood when she was walking with  Charles���������Sir  Edward  Mortimer.  He came forward with an air ol  great respect, and yet with the most  evident and earnest sympathy as well.  "If I am intruding, please pardon  me," he said, in a clear, cultured voice.  "But your position here Is so very trying that I felt bound to come and tell  you how deeply we sympathize with  ���������jrou���������my i sters and I, I mean���������and  Eb*w anxious *we are to be ol vsrtlco,  ( you will allow us."  (Ho paused, then added:  '���������"I think you perhaps may know who  | am; my name is Mortimer."  I "Sir h,dward Mortimer���������yes, I know.-  tndeed, I can't find   words to   thank  ru. You are only too kind. I wish  could make.you understand how  puch I feel your kindness shown at  luch a time."  I And then a recollection of her mis-  try, and of her utter loneliness, swept  iver her, and she could not repress her  Bars.  Vffhey flowed down her pale cheeks.  She was compelled to raise her handkerchief to her eyes,  i "Don't cry," said Sir Edward, sorer?  larnestly, and with so-much feeling,  Ihat the poor girl only cried the more.  "It Is so very kind of you!", she sob-  led. "I thought everyone would mistrust and misjudge me!"  Gently taking her hand, he led her  back to her chair, and sat down near  ter.'  "My dear Miss St. Clair, what I have  lo suggest, or rather to earnestly entreat. Is that you will maVe my bouse  pour home���������at any rate, until something can be settled for your future.  Uy sisters wish this very much, and  Ihey would have come to you them-  ielves,.but they are.both suffering from  mch bad colds that I wouldn't hear of  them going out. They a.-e longing  lo welcome you. May I have the pleas-  ire of telling them you will be their  piest?"  ��������� Marjorie raised her sweet, lustrous  iyes, still wet with tears, and gave hla  in earnest, grateful glance.  I "If I knew how to thank you. I  would," she said; "but, Indeed. I do  aot.   Your kindness is so very great,  I -was fearing that " /  \ She paused, and colored deeply.  "You feared that people might ba  inch fools as to imagine you were in  league with those scoundrels. Is that  What yon would aay. Miss St. Clair?  Dismiss the idea from your mind if it  has really entered tt. -When I saw  fou that day in the wood, I was certain you could be no connection of  theirs."  "And did you know then that tbo7  fere���������were "  '-> Her lip trembled, and she could nol  _ eomplete_the_sentence -          '��������������� "No; I cannot say that I did���������not at  that time. They had managed to  ���������crape a bowing acquaintance witb  lome of the people round about���������my*  telf among them; but I had a suspicion they were not quite what they represented themselves to be, and so I  held aloof; and very sorry I wag, I  inn tell you, to see you with that Impudent young fellow, who called him-  lelf Charles Hyde, and who, I havo  heard, is the cleverest scoundrel of the  tot."  ��������� Marjorie sighed faintly.  Sir Edward, perhaps guessing something of the painful truth,    said   no  more of Charles Hyde;  but, instead,  reverted to the invitation his   sistera  bad  charged him with,  i  "Will you come," he   pleaded,    "at  pnce:   This is no place for you now."  Marjorie shook her-head.  "Don't think me ungrateful, Sir Edward, but I cannot-como.     I   cannot  leave here yet."  ' He looked at her in amazement.  "No." she went on more firmly,  though with exceeding gentleness and  iweetness. "I cannot leave my friend,  Madeline, who Is in such terrible sor-  ' row and distress. You have heard of  her, no doubt, and if you have heard  the truth, will know how greatly she la  to be pilled.  "The daughter of one of those men���������  the wife of another, and sho herself  ���������guito Innocent of wrong, excepting  that they forced her lo keep iho bccret  of their crimes. She has been tho  'truest friend to mo. She saved my  life when I wns all but drowned in tlie  lakto. She Is 111, i.nd her heart is  broken.   I cannot leave her���������I would  oot leave her now for nil the world.  "Tell your sisters I thank them with  a full heart. Though I don't know  lhem, I shall never forgot their kindness���������never, never! And please believe I thank you, too. , I couldn't havo  dreamed anyone could bo so kind aa  rou havo been to me. But I can't leave  my friend. Oh, please forgive me,  md don't think me ungrateful for say*-  Ing so."  She roso, and put both her hands Into his as she spoke, lu her warm, impulsive gratitude.  , And she looked so sweetly" lovely,  Pith her face lighted up with gcuerous  feeling, that he pressed thoso littlo  aands, and held them for several mo*  Dents in his own.  However, he did noc seek to change  lier resolution���������pernaps he saw all e������������  torts would be in vain.  "I shall send my sisters to you aa  loon as ever they can get out," ha  laid.  And then, feeling he had no right  :o intrude upon her longer, he tool?  lis leave.  Marjorie resumed her seat by tha  ire, and, leaning her cheek upon her  land, suffered hor tears to flow with-  rnt restraint.  Five minutes had passed thus when  ihe heard a quick, firm' step outsido  he door���������the handle was turned by a  tasty hand.  She thought it was Sir Edward como  tack for something, and turned a  lushed, embarassod faco towards tho  ioor.  A faint shriek rose to her lips as she  aw, not Sir Edward, but him on whom  ler thoughts were dwelling���������the man  rhom she had seen handcuffed by th-a  olice a few hours ago.  She sprang to her feet.  Her first thought was that he had es*  aped.  She looked at him wildly, and then  tood motionless, as though rooted to  he floor.  He came towards her, swiftly, eag-  rly, his arms outstretched, his face  glow.  ��������� "Marjorie, darling! my precious,  precious love! Have you been very  trightened all"this while?"  He  would   have  taken  her  In   hla  arms, but she shrank' back, shuddering,.  though still witl out a word.'  He saw the'b.irror in her eyes. H*  ���������saw she shuddered at his touch.  "Darling,' you mustn't shrink from.  de," he. cried, reproachfi Hy. "It Is  time for you to hear, the -vhole truth  now. I am no thief. I have been hero  ���������under false pretences all this time. I  am simply the detective-who has run  to earth the cleverest set of thieves ln  England. Now, Marjorie do you understand?"  The shock was too great. .Her nervci  ifi'cre already too sadly unstrung.  She gave a little half-hysterical  shriek of joy, and sank, almost fainting, Into his arms.  When she had grown calmer sn&  found herself seated at his side on tbe  couch, his strong, arm round her. his  frank, sunny eyes smiling love and reassurance into hers.  And then, very rapidly and eagerly,  lie told her his little story.  He,was a private detective���������his real  Came' Fred Trevor.  By birth a gentleman, he had been  compelled, by a sudden change of fortune, to look about for the means of  getting his own living, 'and he had  elected to become a private detective.  One of his clients, who had been not  enly robbed hut maltreated by tho  ���������Hyde gang, had Get hiin on their  track.  " But so amazingly clever were they,  that they might never have been  brought to justice had not an accident  delivered them into his hands.   A_young man named Charles Man������_  ihla, one of the cleverest crackIsrnen"in"  England, had heen about to join tho  ���������Hyde gang, whon he was run over ln  ���������London, and, as Fate would have it,  twas taken to the hospital by young  ffrevor.     ;_*;_.__,���������' "    ' ' " ������  Ills being other than he seemed.  It -was his intention to arrest tho  Whole gang the night the first attack  .was made on Mortimer House; but,  through some accident", it was Impossible.  The second time, he professed to  have hurt his foot, so that he could not  accompany them.  "And wasn't your foot really hurt?*  questioned Marjorie, wonderingly.  "Not a bit of it. I was too old a  hand not to know how to paint a  bruise; and they, with all their cleverness, were, in some things, as green  as grass. As soon as they had set out,  I went after them, and, joining tbe police, whom had got in readinesB, followed them here. The whole lot wero  netted as nicely as possible. 1 arranged with the police that they shouia  pretend to arrest me, too���������we thought  we might ns well save unnecessary  violence, nnd there's no" knowing what  they might havo dono If they'd found  ont how they'd been deceived. So I  went to the police-station along with  them, and, of course, have had a lot of  ���������business to attend to: but I'vo como  hack as soon as I could, my darling, to  you."  "I'm so happy now," whispered Mar-  5orlo, nestling more closely to him.  "Forgive me, will you, for ever doubt-  ���������Ing you?"  And sho looked into his face with  euch sweetly imploring eyes, that be  could easily have forgiven her a great  .deal more than that.  "I've longed to tell you the tram  many a time, Marjorie, but I was  afraid of frightening you. * If you'd  known I was a detective, you'd havo  had to know they were thieves. And  ���������I daren't burden *my little girl with  such a secret as that. I've laughed,  ���������many a time though.  "Vou remember hor/ largely they  osed to talk about inviting Sir Ert-  ward here, and the rest of the county  gentry. Of course, that was to maico  you fancy they were on visiting terms  ���������with them, and finely they used to  chuckle over it to me in private.  "But I had tho laugh on them all thi  time. Do you remember, one night I  told you a lot of stories of my collego  'days? Well, they thought it was all  ,'make up,' and hugely it tickled them.  (Little did they ,dream that all those  tales were true, and that it was Trevor,  [the detective, who was telling them."  Marjorie pressed his hand.  "I'm" glad you are���������what you are,1*  ehe whispered,   gently.     "It   almost  broke my heart when "    *  "I know, dearest, I know. And, Mar**  .Jorie I've got something else to ask  your pardon for. Although I'm not a  /thief, in the main, I've stolen some-  thing away from you." _ ���������  He was badly Injured, and died ln a  few hours.  But before his death he had said  enough to convince the detective that  here was a chance of capturing the entire gang.  Letters found on the dead man mads  ft clear that, although he was to proceed at once to Denelands to assist in  tho meditated attack on * Mortlnier  House, not one of the gang had ever  seen him.  Trevor took the risk, and went; and.  moreover, mnnaged so cleverly, that no  ���������shadow of suspicion was excited as to  '"My hit of blue   enamel!" Bhe   exclaimed, with an eager look.  "Yes. - Will you forgive me? ��������� Yon  see, dearest, when you told me about  that, I saw it was necessary for me to  get it into my own possession at once.  .They'd have soon got it If I hadn't." I  can tell you>I didn't half like 'burgling*  at my little girl's boxes and drawers;  hut I knew lt would be all right in  the end, and that she'd forgive me."  "Of course," said Marjorie, with another .tender pressure of his hand.  After a moment or two she added,  gravely:  "I am so grieved for Madeline."  "So am I. At first I took it for  granted that she was as bad as they;i  hut afterwards I decided differently;  and when you told me of her kindnes3  to you, I was deeply sorry for her.  "She knew I abstracted the bit of  enamel from your drawer. I wanted  to " get some Information from her,  and so took her, or pretended to tako  her, Into my confidence. She wanted  the hit of enamel, but, of course, I  didn't let her have it. She wanted to  screen the murderer; I wanted to bring  him to justice. Everything's fair in  hunting such vermin down'; but I can  tell you I didn't like deceiving her."  "Poor Madeline," sighed Marjorie.  "We'must do all we can for her, dear."  "We will," said Trevor,- firmly.  "And it was really Edgar who killed)  tty father?"  "Yes. He made a full confession be-������  fore he died. It appears he knew your  father had the notes in the house that  night, and determined to rob him.  "He was prowling about the window  of your father's room, for he meant to  get an entrance through that as soon  -as-,the-I!ght_-**_as-turned_down ._._But_  your father, no doubt, moved by some  memory of that mysterious dream you  told mo of, went to the window, unfastened it, and stood for a moment  looking out. The robber, who was trying to hide behind a tree close by, felt  sure he was discovered, and In his desperation, he stepped forward and stabbed your father to the heart. He fell  where be had stood, just inside tho  room, against the window. Edgar secured the notes and the locket, and  made good his escape, just as you  came back to the room."  "It is just nine years ago today,**  Eald Marjorie, in a low, awe-struck  voice, "and he was traced by my valen-*  tine.   Oh, how mysterious it is!"  And she shivered a little as sha  spoke.  Her lover put his arm round her, and  drew Jier fondly to the shelter of hia  strong young breast.'  "Let us forget the sin and tbe mis*  cry, darling," he whispered. "We havo  brighter things to think about. This  is St. Valentine's Day, sweet, and I  think you know I want you for my va_*������  entine!"  (To he Continued.)  Interesting: Items.  * A Nebraska cowboy eloped with his  employer's daughter; the angry father  shot bim in the hip; a preacher married  the pair while the doctor probed for tho  bullet, and then tho preacher went out  .with a gun and chased the father away.  Fears have sometimes been expressed  that when the immense electric power  installations at Niagara Falls are in complete operation, the withdrawal of water through tunnels will spoil the beauty  and grandeur of thc vast cataract. But  an experiment recently made by the Niagara Falls Power Company, to ascertain  the maximum capacity of its great tunnel, the ciirri'iil through whicli is calculated to develop ut least 100,000 horsepower, shows that such fears are probably groundless. When a quantity of  water, "twice as great as many notable  rivers discharge," was sent through tho  tunnel, its diversion wasnot noticeable  on the brittle of tho falls, foT it was but  a very small fraction of the water that  comes down from l_ike Erie.  At Fort. Scott (Kan.) the other dny a  jury in the District Court returned a  verdict finding a certain accused person  guilty of larceny. The verdict had not  been prepared in the technical form desired, and the judge sent the jury back  to make the nec<--****..iry corrections. Tho  jury was gone for half an hour, and  when it returned it brought in a verdict  acquitting the prisoner. But a verdict  even more amusing was perpetrated by  a jury at Pittsburg I.s it Monday. The  case was a criminal on.', and after a few  minutes' consultation the jury tiled into  the box from its room. "Have you  agreed upon a verdict?" asked the judge.  "We have," responded the foreman, passing it over. "The elerk will read," said  the judge. And the elerk read, "Wc,  your jury, agree to disagree."  Not long ago a popular young actress  of Paris received the visit of an able  burglar in evening dress, who suddenly  appeared in her rooms on lhe Boulevard  de Port Koyal without knocking at her  door or being announced by her servant.  The actress was preparing lo retire for  the night when she heard strange noises  in her drawing-room. Going in there she  found herself face lo face with a tall.  dark man in evening dross and soft slippers, who appeared to be about forty j o.irs  old. As the actress entered, the stranger  dropped on ono knee and made a declaration of love. lie said that he had  watched her on the stage with admiration, that he had tried to see her at the  theater, and, having failed to do so, he  resolved to enter her residence, even at  tho risk of being taken for. a burglar.  The actress **vas much annoyed, but believing tlie man's story, allowed him to  go away without raising any alarm. The  stranger disappeared quickly when the  door was opened for him, nnd the actress  subsequently found that before she had  heard his footsteps in her salon ho had  broken open her Louis Quinze table  there and abstracted from the drawers  all her money and some jewels.  REMARKABLE MEDICAL CASE;  BRIGHT'S DISEASE CONQUERED  Startling    Cure    Reported  From a Small Town  in Nova Scotia  (From Mail and Empire.)  Halifax, N. S., Feb. 5.���������(Specials-  News has reached here from thclittle  Town ot Shubenacadie, on the Intercolonial Railway, in llantz County,  of a cure that is just as important  from a medical point of view as the  operations of Dr. Lorcnz are trom a  surgical standpoint. The disease that  has at last yielded to medical research    is  the    long     unconquerable  Uright's Disease, that has for so  many years held physicians' skill at  bay, and its victims at its mercy.  The patient in this case is said to  have been a young girl named Alice  Maud Parker, and two doctors who  diagnosed her case* gave it as their  unalterable opinion that Bright's Disease had her in its clutches, and that  only the grave awaited her. The parents, unwilling to give up the struggle while life remained, are said fo  j have experimented with special preparations, and as a last resource  pinned their faith on Dodd's Kidney  Pills, with the result that to-day the  girl is in the best of health.  Details of the cure arc not yet to  hand, but it will be investigated, as  both the medical fraternity and the  ,...*..-i , ,,*(. deeply interested in the  ilia t ter.  If Baby Could Talk.  "I am sure if baby could only talk,"  says Mrs. B. Gaflney, L'Aiuable, Ont.,  "she would praise. Baby's Own Tablets,  too. They have given better results than  any other medicine I have ever used for  my little one." This is the verdict of all  mothers who have used Baby's Own Tablets,' and it is the very best proof that  no other medicine can equal them for the  speedy relief nnd cure of the common ailments of little ones. These Tablets cure  colic, constipation, sour stomach, diarrhoea and simple fevers; they break up  colds, prevent croup, and allay the irritation accompanying the cutting of teeth,  and are positively guaranteed to contain  no opiate. All.children take them readily, and .for very young infants they can  he crushed to a powder. You can get  Babv's Own Tablets from any druggist  at 25c a box, or they will be mailed,  postage paid, by writing direct to the  Dr. Williams Medicine Company, Brock-  ville, Ont., or Schenectady," N.Y. Send  -for our hook on the uarc-of infants and  ycung children. Every mother should  have* it.  German Dress Reform,  A correspondent writes on the subject  of "Dress Keform Mado in Germany:"  "A friend of mine who is just hack  from Berlin tells me that sho paid a visit  to the Dress Reform Exhibition which  was held there, and anyone who is familiar with tho ordinary types of Teutonic toilette will certainly agree that  reform of some kind is a felt want' in  tho Happy Fatherland.  "Unfortunately, however, in tho country where sausages and sauerkraut aro  more plentiful than a senso of humor, it  appears that this exhibition was held  strictly on the principle enunciated hy  'old-man Aesop' in his fable of the fox  that had lost its tail. Thc object of this  Dress Reform Exhibition was not to inspire the dumpy Doutsch ladies with a  desire to dress themselves in a rather  less dowdy manner, hut to convert tho  rest of the feminine world to the stylo  of costume which earns for the German  lady tho dictinclion of being reckoned  thjj worst-dressed woman in Europe.  *_t need hardly bo said tliat the first  article of feminine toilette which they  propose to abolish is the much-abused corset, though no one would ever discover  from personal observation tliat such a  thing had ever been heard of by the female subjects of 'Fidgety Will.' Along  with tho corset they are anxious to get  Tid of pointed shoes and tight-fitting kid  gloves, tho ideal Teutonic Venus being  apparently an amorphous, waistlcss goddess, splay-footed like a Dachshund, and,  like the village blacksmith, possessing  large and sinewy hands, elad comfortably  in clumsy cotton!  "The skirt is to he short and shapeless, and is to be so arranged thai all the  weight shall fall from the shoulders instead of from the hips. 'Nothing tight-  fitting, but everything sloppy and shapeless' seems to be the watchword of this  German dress reform. The intelligent  traveler, however, will rub "his or her  eyes and ask, |\Vhy all, this fuss to organize a system of carrying . coals to  Newcastle?'" For all these characteristics are already the leading features of  a German woman's costume, and lo make  her any more dowdy and shapeless would  he almost an impossibility. II seems  curious that, while Vienna is, in the  opinion of many competent judges, the  best-dressed city in Europe, owing to  the fact that the Viennese ladies pride  themselves on the possession of most  carefully-trained and perfectly-corseted  figures, the ladies of the rival en pi hi 1  pride themselves on the exact opposite,  and enjoy in consequence the repitt.it inn  '���������of holding the record for bad di cs-sing."  mis was a polite custom of the country,  the visitor returned to sleep, but in. tho  morning he found that he had been  robbed. The Englishman went straight  to the seat of government, and complained to one of the ministers, who expressed his dismay, and was thereupon  informed that thc person seen in the  room bore a resemblance to himself.*  "Very strange," replied the minister,  "for there is no one alive who resembles  me." "In that case," rejoined his visitor, dryly, "you should have no difficulty  in securing the restoration of my property." Later in tlie day the Englislmian  discovered an anonymous package upon  hia room table. Opening the cover, he  found all the missing articles save his  gold-edged cigor-casc and one of his fob  charms���������a little goddess in diamonds and  emeralds.  The Irishman's Story.  There were "some sporty wheelmen  telling stories at a club,  And  each one  told  a  better   than  the  last.  One   hnd   made   " a   century"   In   three  hours and a half,  Another said, "That wasn't very fast!"  A Scotchman said he " coasted " down a  hill   just  three   miles   li>r.cr,'  But Paddy wasn't satisfied with that.  He said that ho hnd  " coasted "  twenty  miles without a stop,  When   sailing   on   a   schooner   on   tho  Platte. -rF.   Bruce   Carey.  Such a Simple Way.���������The Pilgrim tells  the story of a woman property holder in  New York whoso agenl brought her an  insurance policy on her house. "You'd  better givo me a-check for the premium  now," he said.  "How much is it?" she asked.  "A little moro than $100. Wait a minute, and I will get the exact amount."  "Oh, how tiresome!" said the woman.  "And I am in such a hurry! Tell the  company to .let it stand, and deduct it  from what they.will owe me when the  houso burns down."���������Youth's Companion. '  Mammae-Johnny, did j*ou wipe your  feet on the mat when you came in ?  Johnny���������I couldn't get my shoestrings  untied;   they  were in  hard  knot.  Mamma���������-But what have shoestrinn-s  to do  with  it?  Johnny���������I couldn't~wipe my feet without taking o(T my shoes, could I ?"���������  Boston Transcript."  A Slight Condoned.  Commenting on the slights that were  put on Queen Victoria's consort, Prince  Albert,   Sidney   Whitman   says:     "Thc  Prince Consort brought to England ideas  of  his  princely  prerogative   from   Germany which did not accord with those  to  which the  English aristocracy wero  accustomed, and all  the  less  so  since  many English  noblemen  thought  themselves every  bit as good as a' German  prince. One morning Prince Albert joined  the meet of the Royal Buckhounds.   All  were awaiting the arrival of the master  of  the  hunt    in  order    to  start    tho  hounds.   The Prince Consort ordered the  hunt to begin, and this was at once done.  Shortly  afterward   the   master  arrived,  and, hearing what had occurred, ordered  "the hounds to~becnllcd oir-rand,-turning-  his  back  upon  the  parly,  galloped  otr  without further ado.   Prince Albert rodo  back to Windsor and complained to Iho  Queen, who shared hi3 indignation.   She  sent   for   Lord   Palmer'stoii,   who     was  Prime  Minister,   and   insisted   that   ho  should immediately  call  on  the master  oi the buckhounds to resign.   The Prime  Minister  replied   thai   if   this  was   her  Majesty's  pica-.nre  he saw   no  alternative but to place hi.- own resignation, ns  well as that of all his colleagues, in her  hands.    Tlie   Queen,  therefore,, for   tho  time being  nt least, had to condone tho i  slight put upon her husband.  Absence of Mind.  Roll Butter.  Tlie young housekeeper who told tho  fishman that she wanted some eels, and  when he asked her how much, replied,  "About two yards and half," has a rival  in a woman mentioned in .the Chicago  1'News:"  "I wish to get some butter, please,"  she said to the dealer.  "Boll butter, ma'am!" ho asked, politely.  "No; we wish to eat it on toast. We  seldom have rolls."  Nature seems    to   have   a   gru ���������  against the average man.   Thc things  he prefers to eat usually disagree with  him.  m  Sunday School Teacher���������Now wc  have Daniel in the fiery furnace. What  happened then ?  bright Boy���������Then, I guess, he wished there was a fuel famine.'  A Crying Necessity.  "What the world needs is more poets."  "More  poets?      Why,   thero  are  so  many poetB now that they can barely  make a living."  "Yes; hut if there wero more of them  they couldn't live at all."���������"Judge."  "Waa their engagement a successl"  "Oh, yes! It never got to marriage, at  least/'  "Now 'be sure not to forget," said a  lady, playfully shaking her linger al lier  husband as he roso to stretch  his legs  between  acts;   and   turning  to   a "lady  friend, she explained, "He is so absent-  minded."  "Does ho forget to post your letters?"  "Oh,  no,   indeed!     He   is   so   absent-  minded I never entrust nny to 'him.   But  lie forgets me.   Why, only last week he  went  out  between   acts  and  never  re-  -urncd.    I  went  home  and- found  him  daeidlj-  smoking  his   cigar  before  the  '���������ie, quite oblivious of myself and of lhe  heater.   I wa.s very indignant, but when  began with  tears  in  my  eyes, 'How  ould you go off and leave me so?' the  vholc occurrence seemed lo dawn upon  dm.   lie sprang to liis feet, declaring ho  lad -been-worrying all the evening about  -something he had forgotten, and so overwhelmed  me   with   loving  proleslations  Ihat I couldn't talk lo him very seriously." "   " "IIow sad!    I-wonder if all men are  ao  aillieled?"  "���������My  husband   is.    Why,  T  remember  ono day ho arose from the dinner-table,  and,  feeling a slight  uneasiness  in  his  eyes, bojmn operations upon  lhem with  his   toothpick,   nearly     destroying    his  sight."  "IIow unfortunate!"  "Yes;  and one night I asked him to  replenish the fuel im the grate, and in a  lit of abstraction he  brought in a nail  of water and poured it on the fire, bringing ruin to everything."  "O-o-h, how perfectly awful!"      ' i  "But I 'hadn't be������uu  to  tell you the  worst about my husband.    Why, it was '  only a week after our  marriage, whilo  walking along arm-in-arm, he so far for- {  got himself as io imagine ho had an ex- |  tremoly   burdensome   bundle   under  his *  arm, and offered a boy a dime to carry it  for 'liim. > ������������������ *.*>;*^'.j j  "'But where's yer bundle, mister?'.tho  littlo fellow enquired.   And will you be- I  liovo it, my Benedict deliberately handed ���������  me over to the small boy, and I waa eo '  mortified���������" . 1  Her  voice  was drowned by; the or- '  chestr*.  He  (at the piano)���������And what air do  you  prefer ?  ,   ' She���������Well, if you give me my choice,  j I'll     take     a     millionaire.���������Baltimore  News.  The late Thomas Brackett Reed was  fond of telling thc following story regarding the bright little oi'tice boy  whom he kept in his employ in Washington, and for whom he prophesied a  brilliant financial career :  A gentleman calling on Mr. Reed  one day, while waiting in the reception-  room, was attracted by the manner of  the small attendant and started a ran-  *dom conversation.  "And how much do you earn a  week, my boy ?" he inquired.  "Fifty dollars," said the youngster  with avidity.  Being shown into thc Senator's private office just then thc visitor's surprise found vent in words.  "Mighty bright boy you have there.  Mr. Heed, to be getting $50 a week,"  he remarked.  "Fifty nothing," said Mr. Reed; "he  gcts_$s,50."  "But he told mc just now you were  giving him $50 a week," persisted the  gentleman.  "Nonsense," said Mr. Reed, and  touched the bell. "Billy," he said, "did  you tell this gentleman I was pacing  you  ?SO a  week r"  "No, sir."  "You didn't ? Well, what did you  say ?"  "I said I earned it," was thc prompt  and stout rejoinder.���������New York Mail  and Express.  T ODDS AND ENDS  Tho silk plush out of which hati are  mado comes almost exclusively from  France, all attempts to produce lt la  Vie United States having erded ln failure. Nino-tenths of the* tea hats worn  ln America are made from the fur of  the rabbit and hara.  A Denver expressman has improvised a unique sun.-hade for his horso  in a senbrero with two holes cut in It  for th<  animal's ears lo protrude.  The .-diblo dog of* China Is a smalt  ono of greyhound-like form. The skiu  ii almost destitute of hair.  The winter and early spring aro usually considered the best months to  visit Sicily, but a German authority declares that Taormiua and Btna aro  really at their best in May. June and  July.  Moro women wear tru..ser3. Each  trouser leg is big enough to make sacks,  for 400 pounds of bran.  . If the average man were to attempt  to read everything "the government  publishes ln a year he would have to  devote about half a century to the task,  taking eight hours a day.  It is proposed to establish communK*.  cation between Zanzibar and Pemba by,  wireless telegraphy.  It is eleven veers since there was a;  prize light for the championship of  England.  It has been estimated that from 90,-  000 to 100,000 deer feed In the forests  ot Scotland, and that 40,000 stags aro  killed annually.  -'  The average depth of Russian petroleum wells "is a Utile over 900 feet. Tha  chief obstacle encountered is salt wn-  ter, similar to the water of thi Caspian  sea, which comes in through the loose  and sandy soil.  The jellyfish has no teeth, but usea  himself as if he were a jiiece of paper  when he Is hungry, getting bis food  and then wrapping himself about it.  The republic of Guatemala has imposed a tax of $70 a head on all cattlu  'exported from the country, lt is intended to be prohibitive.  A crow haichery, the only one iu tho  world, has been established in Brook-  ville. Pa. The crows' t-ggs are hatched  in an incubator, and when tbe birds  are eight weeks old they are guillotined. The heads sell for 25 cents each,  and are used as ornaments for bonnets.  In the village of Millbeck, near Kee-s-  wick, is a most curious freak of na-  ture. Two trunks rise .on each side ot*  8. spring of clear water, and join together three feet above, forming ono  tree.  So benign was the religious system  of the Indian that each department o!  the animal kingdom was provided with  a little divinity to look after Its affairs. Thus the Spirit of the GreaS  Swan looked after ail swans', the Spirit  of the Great Turtle controlled all tur-  tledom. and" so on through the list.  every kind of ad animal having its  own protecting spirit to guard ils Interests and punish its enemies. These divinities���������who were under tho control of  the Great Spirit���������felt^the great interest  in the human race, and any one ot  them might become the protecting genius of any particular, man. *  _  ALL  SORTS  Venezuelan Hospitality.   During a recent visit to Caracas, a  member of the British Parliament says  that he was accorded interviews witli  several of tho leading members of the  Venezuelan Government, who showed  him every courtesy, and gnva a dinner in  his_ honor. That night, shortly after ho  retired at al late hour, he was awakened  from his sleep by a noise in his room,  aud saw, as ho tliought, one of his hoata  disappear -Uhrough  the bedroom window j  ever  was '.���������New York Sun.  leading to th-averandaj   Concluding thgJt j  "Mrs. Snitchcr���������Oh, you scoundrel I  Wasn't it bad enough that my poor  dear mother should be adjudged insane  without your testifying that in your  opinion   she   was  just  as  sane  as   she  '~f-...  A British cruiser burned 22,000 tons  ot coal going from England to Australia. -  The hat worn .by President Van  Quren during his inauguration has been,  presented to Illinois College, lt is a.  great beaver of the style since associated with President Harrison.  Young snakes are born with fangs  and poison glands in full perfection,  and are dangerous even before tasting  food.  A lamp wick with an incombustible  tip has been patented in England, tha  main portion of the wick being similar  Vi those now in use.  ' In Alaska a serviceable waterproof  leather has been r__de from cod and  salmon skin. r  Minnesota produces approximately  about S0.000.000 bushels of wheat, or  about* one-tblrty-seventb of the total  production of the world. Of this she la  able to export iwo-ihirds.  Only one Chinaman has been regularly ordained a min ster of the GospeL  His name is Jam Jee, and he lives in  San Francisco.  A shell weighing about seventy  pounds explodes into a shower of  1,200 pieces.  One year's sweepings of the Brit'.Bh  Mint yields over i. 1,000 in gold and  allver.  There are 5,400 square miles of coal  fields In Great Britain.  Coal mining Is dot eloping rapidly in  Canada.  Forty-five words a minute te the  outside speed for Atlantic cable transmission. >'  There are 271 log school houses in  Michigan.  Many deep-isea fish carry scarch-  llghts. One species, called tho chias-  ���������mo-don, emits a strong, white light.  Another glows with a rich, ��������� golden  light, like a small incandescent lamp,  while yet another carries a lantern on  IU head that emits bright gre*������n rays.  The common hen lays about BOO or  600 eggs in ten year's.* In the first yea*  the number is only 10 to 20; ln tho  second, third and fourth 100 to 1S5  each, whence It again diminishes to 10  in the last year.  Other people's blunders either educate us or make us more conceited.  When you see a young woman making a fuss over a widower's children^  it's a sign that if ������-.he doesn't soon ac- .  quire a right to correct them it won't  he her fauit���������Cblcaijo News."  Trusts and combines can put a few  factories or mines ;&g-thcr, worth a  m':!;or. in the a***������rfS*t?. and then Ifsuo  ?50,000,000 In stock to put upon tha  market.   That Is water.  Judging by theO'.'d matrimonial i*:an**-  blnalio:'.- ������.*>���������'- sees, .'������ae should say tl*fc.*:  Enve :��������� :: .,:;d wom-n get married-^*,  tho .������,.-. '  "���������*.'-. ! rin'ci:. e. -g  '-V- _H  I-^  t.A.   *-  -41  :!  M  r< -ssMBS������������ati5S-aamN������8__*____  __mmrmt?T?mTmm?m??mt??mmmmtmTTmmmrmT??nm?mwmmmmmg������  REMEMBER  ITS GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION,  ITS LUMBERING, MINING  AND RAILROADING,  WILL MAKE REVELSTOKE  The Largest City in the Interior of  British Columbia.  WE   WISH   TO   CALL  THE  ATTENTION   OF   SPECULATORS  to the Fact that   Great   Opportunities   Exist   to   Make   Money   in    Real  Estate.       Lots tliat sold four yeujs ago for $30 are worth to-day $1,500  anil values in the future will increase more rapidly than in the 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 TIXTTQ   T3T>r^Q   LOCAL AGENTS,  JUJQjWiO   J5XtUO. REVELSTOKE, B. C.  r^MU^mUMUMUU^^  RevelstokeJHerald and  Railway Men's Journal.  TiiuiwnAY, 'AritiL 30,1003.  31 AY DAY.  out of the way.  The Vancouver News Advertiser  accused .Mi*. McBride of being a party  to the grab, and should apologise for  its mistake. Mv. Cotton should not  jump at conclusions which the public  accounts prove false.  The first of May recalls oue of the  oldest and most pleasing of Knglish  - customs. The election of tbe Queen  of the May was a village tribute to  female worth and modesty, when the  morris dances and other rural festiv-  itie* celebrated the return of spring.  The festival is still kept up in one or  two pine** in England, notably St.  Mary's Cray and Knutsford. To  British Columbia, however, belongs  the honor of initiating Lhe celebration of May Day in the Colonies, as  this annual children'-! holiday at New  ' Westminster, instituted when Sapper-  ton was a garrison of the Royal  Engineers, has kten duly honored for  some where about thirty years. The  reason of the celebration is well set  out in the old song :  *** Spring's delights are all reviving,  Verdant leaflets clothe each spiay;  Opening buds give joyful tidings.  Welcome news, 'tis blitheMay Day."  WELLS OF INFAMY  There can be no doubt that the  investigation now being held regarding the Columbia and Western deal  will open the Lieutenant-Governor's  eyes to the necessity for a change in  the Government of the Province. The  culprit, according to the testimony of  Hon. D. M. Eberts. is the Chief  C-yniniie������ionei' of Lands  and  Works,  "who noUwijTMBFfiUe'aepaTtmental  representations to tbe Executive  -Council, but also hoodwinked his  colleagues as to the dispos-il of the  notorious Crown grants. It is well  known that the Council accepts, practically nem. con..the recommendations  upon departmental matters of the  Minister responsible and trusts to bis  honor to see such recommendations  ere in the public interest, und it  certainly appears thftt the Chief  Commissioner carried on secret  negotiationswilhtlieCP.lt. in this  matter, leaving- his colleague-- in the  dark, and attempted to engineer the  deal in such a way as to involve the  ��������� whole cabinet in the political damnation which nnw assuredly awaits him.  SUGGESTED WAYS OUT.  McBRlDE'S ALL RIGHT.  Hugh Gilmour, M.P.P., tried to  bring Richard McBride's name into  the Columbia & Western steal. But  ' Mr. McBrf.de could have had nothing  to do with it. He was in the Similkameen when Mr. "Wells laid his famous  recommendation before the Executive  ���������Council, and visited Revelstoke on  August 25th and 20th, 1001. He  resigned on the 3rd September, having  done no departmental business after  his return to Victoria on the evening  of the 2nd. The famous Order in  Council was passed on -1th September,  1001, the day after Mr. McBride  resigned. It thus seems that tlie  Government rushed ahead with tha  bi^ steal as soop as Mr* McBiide was  Continuing thc discussion of the  causes of disputes between capita! nnd  lnhor,and .suggested remedies therefor,  initiated last week, we now proceed to  consider some of the courses adopted  or proposed to minimise these troubles.  Outside the extremely radical remedy  advocated by socialism, (the government operation of all exploitations* of  labor) one or' two schemes have met  with a large meusure of success. It is  evident that when an employee has a  personal stake in the business in which  he is employed that he will be less  liable to strike than if his lyages were  tbe only factor binding hiin to his  employment. Such being the case,  the introduction of profit sharing has,  in many instances, had the desired  effect, and caused the usually opposing  forces of capital and labor to work  together in harmony. And. as parables have a great educative effect, we  should advise our reader's to peruse, as  a valuable adjunct to tbe present  discussion, Victor Hugo's powerful  novel "Les Miserables" where a.  graphic picture is given of the good  results to be obtained by the profit  sharing idea worked out in its entirety.  There can be no doubt that dividing  up the profits of labor with employees,  _parb from the wages of the day's  work, has induced wonderful esprit de  corps in concerns where this course  has been adopted. The work in question practically drew public attention  success when  based on the following  conditions:  (a) Equitable sharing of profits.  (b) Secured permanence of employment through investigation of  alleged unfair discharge.-  We hope next week Io take up the  workings oi* mutual conciliation without sharing of piolits, and the elt'ect of  wages agreements between representative bodies of employers and employed.  in     the   manner    suggested    would'  I remove nny financial objection.  To initiate the movement, and meet.  1 the outlay necessary at the start in  obtaining tools, etc., and fitting up  suitable accommodation, we aro of  opinion the Province should make an  appropriation. We should be glad to  see onr local member bring thi*  matter before the House.  TRAIN THE BO\S.  to tl^niatte_r,^_rdT"aSirresTiTt7iiwn.?50f  the most flourishing concerns in the  industrial world have escaped strikes  and lock outs through iti* operation.  There is one objection, however.  which has cropped up in this regard,  of which mention must be made if an  unbiassed consideration of the subject  i.s to be had. We reft*r to peremptory  discharge, which in many ciu'es remains in the power of tbe employer.  This is the only drawback that has  arisen wherever the principle of profit  .sharing is in operation and should not  he hard to eliminate. In many instances a joint board has been formed,  representing both the worker and  capitalist, to deal with such matters  and has resulted in the complete  cessation of all disputes. There can  be no doubt that faithful service in  nny branch of labor should conduce to  permanence of employment, and a  workman have the assurance, that  nothing but incompetency or misconduct could cause his dismissal. Non-  observance of this certainly just  proposition has accelerated the growth  of trades unionism more than anything else, as even low wages are  better than none at all; and though of  recent years betterment of conditions  surrounding .the worker has come  more to the front, the forerunners of  unionism, the old trade guilds, attended more to the security of permanence  of employment than questions of rates  of pay.  It will thus be seen that one of the  suggested remedies for labor troubles  lias  met  with  a  large   measure   of  Through the munificence of Sir  William McDonald manual training  schools have been established at different points in Canada for tbe purpose  of giving boys attending the public  schools instruction in the elements of  wood and iron working. In this  province such schools have, for some  two years and a half past, been conducted nt Vancouver and Victoria.  We understand the aid given will  expire on 30th June next, after which  the, responsibility of continuing such  training will rest with the educational  authorities of the various provinces*  except in so far as the maintenance of  schools has been vested in municipalities. The exhibit of such work shown  at lhe recent Teacheis' Convention,  and _ portion of which will remain  permanently in Revelstoke, shows how  admirable have been the results*  achieved, and how useful such training  must be to the boys, some of whom  in a few years, will become pioneers in  the unsettled portions of the Province.  We think that an arrangement  whereby such ti-aining could be initiated here is worthy of most careful  consideration by the School Trusters,  who, in the matter of free school  books havi* taken the initiative in  British Columbia. As only a few  'hffin-STTWeinrwOT  spent bv an instructor here the most  feasible scheme, at tirst thought,  appears to b������ joint action on the part  of a number of cities in the interior.  If some such arrangement were'made  and the expt-Mise allotted between the  cities concerned on the basin: of tbo  number of pupils instructed the cost  would not be heavy, and if equal  results to those obtained where such  manual training has been instituted  were accomplished, it would be money  well spent.  Tn the Province of Ontario there are  now about 1500 pupils receiving this  branch of instruction: and in Quebec  during the present session of the Legislature steps will be taken to develop  technical education and manual training in the public and normal schools  of that Province. And should British  Columbia be behind the older provinces  in .taking up this branch of education?  The course does not aim-to bean  uppienl iceship to the trades concerned,  but merely gives the students enough  general knowledge of the handling of  tools to enable them to turn it to good  account in the rough and ready life of  the pioneer. We are not clear  whether the present School Aot gives  trustees power to carry on work of  this kind, but believe no objection  would be taken. Vancouver and Victoria have both decided to continue  manual training, and the cities of the  interior should not. be behind. Although their population is, at present,  much smaller than that of the two  cities mentioned, a division of expen  The Attorney General has intreduced a bill 10 amend the "Grave.  Yard Act." He needn't worry, he'll  be buried all right, and at the public  expense.  LEGAL  j  E MA STKE ,k SCOTT.  Barristers, Solicitors, Ktc.  Revelstoke, Jl. C.  J..M.Scott, H.A.,LI..I).   W.de i\loMalstre,M.\  ! JJARVEy, M'CAUTER & riXKIIAM  I Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.  Solicitors for Imperial Bank of Canada.  Companv funds to loan at 8 percent.  First Strekt, Revelstoke B. C.  I   UNION HOTEL  FIRST CLASS $2  PER DAY HOUSE  Choice Brands of Wlnee, Liquors  and Cigars.  J. LAUGHT0N, Prep.  First        i  Stnu't.  $s=������ union *^������r  Cigar  Factory  i  KlCVIil.STOKE,   B.C.  1, H. A. BROWN,   Prop.  Brands:  OUR  SPECIAL and THE  UHI0N  W   ALL  GOODS   UNION   MADE ^  (|������) W>  Jas. I. Woodrow  "PUTOHER  Retail Dealer in���������  Beet, Pork,  Mutton, Etc.  Fish and Game in Season....  AU orders promptly filled  ^.JffigK.. ������BYB__3*0KB, B.3  B>Se*<s*<S'*������������������G^^  jl Spring       |  | Suitings... I  Hiivu now arrived in all tlit*  n������tv sliiulus. - We will lie only  ton pleased to show you the  latest metropolitan styles.  ICxpert work i nan ship  untl  hitfh class i rim tilings.  R. S. WILSON,  Fashionable Tailor.  Ni'Xt tlie Ale-Curt v Block.  .���������uSisiS-SS'S-^  BOATS  Boats for Sale  Made to Order  SOCIETIES.  Red Ro������c Decree meets second nnd fourth  Tuesdays of each month; White Rose Degree  meets third Tuesday of each quarter, In Oddfel-  Jo-**._Iiali___V.i.mnsrJI?rethren welcome   Dis. CARRUTHERS, T. B. BAKER,  President. Act. Secretary.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  Regular meetings arc held In the  Oddfellow's Halfon the Third Frt-  day of each mouth, at 8 p.m. sharp.  Viidtlns brethren *">rdlally Invited  KD. ADAIR, W. M  W. -OHNhiuX. I'.ec.-Scc.  Cold Range Lodge, K. of P.,  No. 36, Revelstoke, B. C,  MEETS   KVKRV   WEDNESDAY  ' -WI * In   Oddfellow*'     Hall   at 8  o'clock.     Visit lug  Knight*  are  cordially Invited.  B. VAX 1IORNE, C. C.  a G. If. BROOK, K. Of R. <t R.  II. COOKE, Mai-ter of Finance.  A first class boat builder with a large  experience in I heir construction on the  Coast is prepared ������o received orders for  boats for river and lake use. Information  and particulars can be obtained on application at ihe Herald office.  WOOD  Wood for sale Including  Dry Cedar, Fir and Hemlock.  All  orders left at W   M. Lawrence's  will  receive prompt attention.  W. FLEMING.  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnished with the  Choicest the Market  affords.  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large, Light bedrooms.  Rates $1 a day.  Monthly Rale.  J. Albert Stone ���������   Prop  T    A. KIRK.  ���������*J���������    Domini n and Provincial Land Surveyor.  KKVEf/STOKE, B.C.  MOSCROP  BROS.  Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water  Heating,  Electric Wiring &  Bell Works.  Pipes. Valves and Fittings.  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C.  NOW OPEN  FOR BUSINESS  PHOTOORPAPH    STUDIO  (live men rail.     Sao niiinpleg anil get prices.  STAMP PHOTOS A SPKCIAf.TV.  W. B. FLEMINQ,  Ovor Kooteimy Mail Office.  H. PERRY-LEAKE,  Mining Engineer  and Metallurgist.  SFKCIAI,TIE.S :  Einmlii.it ion and report.i nil Mlnin*-;  Propertied.  S*H!Ciflcatl<*n   and CoiiHtriietlnn o  .Mining Machinery.  ,    .Mill   Testii   of  Orel and  C'oiicen-  tmtt'H.  I!**.lf**r,l McNeill C'cl,*:  COWAN III.O-K, llevul atoke, 11. C.  CLEARANCE  ALE   OF  Now is your time to como and make vmir selei-tions in what Furnituro  you r_i]tiire. We can make iii-rnngeiuoiits with you to let, you havo  what you want. We ui-e going to uiuku iilUu'ulinn.s lo out' store in  order to give us it goo.l deal more show voiiui. You must recognisst**  the fact that we wore the moans of i-niililing you to get FURNITURE  at one third the cost you previously paid before we started. We have*  another large car ordered and we want to get our store ready.  A good discount on anything you rei-uire.  Revelstoke Furniture Company.  ���������^^���������^^���������^^^^^^^h^-^^-^w^-^^:-^^-^0-^^-^^  ty .     THE ty  ������    SOUTHERN STATES    ������  ty THE COMING SECTION OF AMERICA. S  If you want to locate in the most prosperous state  of the Union; the one in which there are the most  cotton factories, furniture factories and diversified  factories of all kinds.  Write to  John T. Patrick  |������ PincbluiT, N. C.  I*frl  iTi f-frl  >Tl ****  ���������**' **^** ***��������� **^** m^+ **** ���������*��������� **fr" m^ *^*������ ���������<-fr* ���������*^*������  '*^������ ���������**���������   JTa JTa   JT*.   _-t*-  JTt  b^S  * -h-i  l*\y "J1 *���������},* **j)y l*\a* l*\y *4>* l*\y 'J-1 *t\y Kfa* **\y.*i\y*t\\y l*\y %*\y l*y l4������l l+" ,+I l+l s*1 "4.1 V*V '-V '������k  P. BURNS & GQ'Y  Wholesale ">nd Retail Dealers  **    PRIME BEEF.     PORK.     Ml) i TON.     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.  mraasBW essassnssm  I'HKE 11US MKETS  AJ.L TllAIXS.  I'KASONAltt.T" KATKS  1*'IUST CLASS   Af.'COSIMOriATION'.'  ELECTRIC BELLS AND LIGHT IN EVERY ROOM.  W. M. BROWN,   -   Prop.  BAR WEI.I. SUPPLIED HY THE CHOICEST  WINES,  LIQUORS AND ClOAHS    .'...*..  HOUKLY STHEET CAR  MBETS ALL TRAIN8.  By Royal  1848  Warrants  3* 1901  ������6  JOHN    BEGG'S  Royal   Lochnagar  BALMORAL  WHISKEY  SCOTLAND  By appointment to His Majesty tlie Kinj-*, 1901.  By appointment to Her Late Majesty Queen Victoria, 1848-1900..,  ft1  Revelstoke Wine & Spirit Company, Limited, Agents.     >  -^)-_S)-a)'_a)-������)-������)_^'^)^P-^'^)   _^)@i)*^)^^  W  SIBBALD & FIELD,  ___C3-__l_SrTS  JTO-Efc  Real Estate  FINANCIAL!  InsuraR&e ii  COAL FOR SALE,  1*1. P. It. TOWNSITE,  MAKA TOWNSITE.  CKItltAKI) TOWNSITE.  CAMIIORNE TOWNSITE,  Canada Permanent it Western  Canada Mortgage Corporation.  Colonial Investment and Loan Company.  Sun Fire. Cale.onlan Fire.      Atlas Fire.  Canadian Fire.   Mercantile Klre.    Northern Klre.  . Guar.lian-Fire.���������Manchester-Firo.���������Oreat-Wcst-I.ifc.���������  I Ocean, Accident and UuaranU'C.   Cniifvdcratinn Life  ^Canadian Accident Assurance Co.   Connecticut Fire  HOUSES FOR SALE AND RENT.  CONVEY ANCINQ.  W       J. D. SIBBALD, Notary Public.  *|Sv REVELSTOKE. B. C.  CHAS. M. FIELD.  rl't-li'^tTT'H'TTTtTTT'plHHttt  I PELLEW-HARVEY,  BRYANT & GiLMAN  Mining Engineers  and Assayers,  VANCOUVER, B.C.      Established 1890  AS8AV WORK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS  UNDERTAKEN.  Test*, made up to 2,000 lbs.  A specialty made of checkixg Smelter  Pulps.  Samples from the Interior by mall or  express promptly attended to.  Correspondence solicited.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  ��������������� ������f -M- **l t. 11' I f 11"M-fi,.f llfi*  Daily  TO CAMBORNE AND GOLDFIELDS FROM BEATON  Shortest and  Host Direct Route to the Fish Kiver Gold Camps.  Dally Stage leaves Beaton for fluid Camp** 011 arrival of ^Boats  at 12 o'clock  noon,  HiTivinj-1 at destination that same afternoon.  Stables supplied  with  SiiiRlc,   Double,  Saddle and Pack Horses and Freight Teams  lor any part of the Distri-it.  ANDREW M. CRAIG,  Proprietor.  I HAVE IT!.  The largest stock of the latest "WATCHES,  CLOCKS, RINGS, SILVER WARE, CUT  GLASS, FASHIONABLE JEWELRY, Etc.  My many years' experience enables me to buy  goods at the right prices, enabling me to  sell to the public at reasonable prices.  J".   Q-Tr_r  _3-A.__?,_3_h1_=L.  "WATCH REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.  ���������-������ ���������aw-U^wfl'ttfo^-jfa'-M^^  ���������'���������tuOMJil s*~"  tf?  _D  NOTE AND COMMENT.  Cleveland said: "A public position  is a public trust." Prior says-: "A  public posilion is a public bust."  Where is thai apostolic, free trade,  Coliden gold medal now ? Laurier  must have lost it, or surely would  have sent it back ere this.  The Victoria Times sub-heads ils  account of the passage of the tamou***  Reci-'sion Act us "Pill Passed." Is the  editor or u ���������'prim" responsible ?  The work of the Geological Survey  fur lhe coming summer hits been  mapped out. \V. Leach will conlinu**  exauiiniug B. C. i-oul deposits and R.  W. Brock will investigate lhe silver  lead, copper and oilier ore deposils ol  Kooteuuy,  NOTICE.  N.HIco Is lioreby given that MO days from date  I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lauds and Works for a special license to cut  and carry uway timber from the following  described lands In West Kootenay .  Commencing at a post nlantod about I miles  up liiu Mouth creek, on "the south bank, and  marked "lolm Boards' south east corner post,"  Ihence west.Su chains, theuce north 80 chains  IlienoocaM SO chains, thence south SO chnins  to thc point of commciicciit.  Dated the :!S h dixy of Marcli, 1903. .  JOHN SOARDS.  NOTICE.  ���������eby glv  date I will apply tu the Chief Commissioner of  I. nils and Works for a special licence lo cut  and carry away timber Irom tho fallowing  descrihed lauds in West Kooteuay :  Commencing nt a post planted 1 miles up  Big Mouth ereck, on the south bank, and  marked "R. .Lund's smith west corner post,"  thence east SO eliains, ihence north Siirhiiliis,  thenee west 8111'liulns. i hence south tjUehalns  to the point of commencement.  Dated the '_Hh day of .March, 1903.  I'. A. t.U   D.  3STO-TIOE  NOTICE is heieby given that* thirty  days Irom date I intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  tor a special licence to cut and carry  awav* timber from the following described  lands in West Kootenay:���������  Commencing at a post planted on the  south hank of Canoe river, about 2 miles  westerly from Arthur T. Claxton's nortli  east corner post and marked "Fred  Wilkes' north east corner post," tlience  south So chains, tlience west So chains,  thence north So chains, thence east So  chains to place of commencement.  Dated the __rd day of March, 1003,  Frkd Wu.kks.  The silver-lead resolution has passed  by lhe Provincial Legislature iiimiu-  tuously. Smith Curtis had au  amendment which John Houston  accepted on condition that the former  did uot talk any more about it. Fertile  tirst time in history Smith closed his  face.  It will be heard wilh regret that  Joseph Martin, M.P.P., will have lo  lose his left leg. His dogged, persistency in attending lo his legislative  duties while physically untitshows that  his physical courage is equal to his  mental.  Thu executive of the Provincial  Alining Association at il's meeting in  Victoria passed a strong resolution iu  favor of additional duties on lead  products, or, in the alternative, a large  increase ou lead refined in Canada.  NOT5.'.  Take notice that at .-.Rr-, afterdnleT Intend  to apply to th' rhlef '"��������� ���������������������������������������������<**|, *.������������������-������������������ .*,��������� fnr-ie  and Works'for a spiv ;ii .in- , 1 ..u.i  carry away timberfr*>m the fulluuiiig described lands ln West Kootenay:  Commencing at a post planted about I miles  upRig Mouth creek, on the south biiik, nnd  marked ' Gun Lund's north west corner post,"  thence cist SO chains, thence south Ml chain*.,  theneo west fo chains, thonce north MO chains  to tbe point of commencement.  Dated the i8th day ol March, l'.K>3.  , GUS l.l*S*D.  The executive of the Provincial  Conservative and Liberal Associations  have made identical recommendations  as to thc redistribution of seats in lhe  Dominion House. Both committees  viewed existing conditions fairly.  And so the Finance Minister of the  Dominion proposes to do away wilh  the British preference if remission of  the recent British duty on foodslulfs is  not promised for Canadian wheat. The  Conservatives always said the preference was wrong unless a quid pro quo  was given. The Grits have Hgain  iHkeu Iheir medicine and accepted the  Tory view as right.   Poor Laurier!  o  (���������  The Congress of Chambers of Commerce of lhe Empire will tour Canada  as a body. They will leave Montreal  nn August 2-th and come through to  the Coast. Vancouver, Victoria und  South Kootenay are at present on the  program. They must pass Revelstoke  twice, and a day should be spent here,  Board of Trade, attention I"  NOTICE.  Thirty davs after date I intend to apply to  the Honorable The Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a.special license to cut  and carrv away timber from the following  described lands in West Kooicna;:  Commencing at a nost. planted about *l miles  up Big Mouth creek, on the south bank, and  marked "It. A. Lund's north cast porncr post,"  thence west 80 chains, thence south so chnins,  thence east SO chains, thence north 80 chains  to the point of commencement.  Dated the 28th day of March, 190:1.  NOTICK.  NOTICE is hereby given thai 30 days  after date I will apply to tbe Chief Com-  missioner' of Lands and Works for a  special licence to cut and carry awny  timber from the following described lands  in West Kootenay :  Commencing at a post planted one-half  mile south of Canoe river, on the east side  of K'-ll'f er-1; .-im I ���������n;i-l;.*,! "Arthnr J.  .-���������     . '���������   . . -.-   .   c.i. *:..    ;*.'*.*,"  th.'ii.-c  -'. .;���������*��������� - ���������.!.���������:--, .!-...'.ie ea*.t !60 chains,  iii -ncc n->'i.*. -|.'> cii.uiis, thence west 16c  cli.*ii:v* I.  .;.- I'.iint .*. commencement.  lAilcu the 201I1 un\ of March, 1903. ,  ' Artiii'k J. Mott.  NOTICIi.  NOTICE is herebv given that thirty  days after dale I intend to apply to tlie  Chief Comiiiissiouei- 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 .!_ mile  soulli of Cnnoo river, on (lie cast side ot  Kellie creek and marked "Daniel V.  Mott's north east corner post," thence  south So chains, thence west So chains,  tlience north 80 chains, thenee cast So  chains to the point of eommencemeiil.  Dated the _olh dav of Marcli, 1903.  Daniel V. Mott.  II. A. LtrXD.  NOTICE.  Thirty davs after (late I Intend to apnly to  the Honorable the Chief Commissioner of  l.aiuls an������l Works for a special license to cut  and carry away timber from the following  described lands  in West Koolenay:  Commencing at a post planted about 0 miles  up Ills Mouth creek, on the south hank, and  marked '-John Sanderson'.**." south wcsl corner  nost." thenee cast 80 chains, tlience north SO  chains, thence wcsl, so chains, thence south So  chains to thc point of commencement.  Dated thcSSth day of March, 1!KK.  JOHN SANDERSON.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that Mi dav from  date T will nnplv to the Cliief -"nmmissloner of  Lai'dsaud Works for a special license to cm  and carrv awav timber from the following  described lands in West Kootenay:  Commencing at a post planted about 1������, miles  up Big Mouth creek, on the south bank, and  marked ������������������Jol-iiSoards' north westeornnr post,"  thence cast SO chains, tbence,south FO chnins,  tbence west 80 chains; thonce north SO chains  to the pointof commencement.  Dated the 2Sth day of March, 100:1.  JOHN SOAMD*-*.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that thirty  days alter date 1 intend lo apply to tbe  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for a special licence to cut and carry  away limber from the following described  lands in West   Koolenay :  Commencing- al a post planted on the  north bank of Canoe river, about ;*.!_  miles westerly from Kellie creek and  marked "Arthur J. Motl's south east  corner post," ihence north So chains,  tlience west So chains, thence south So  chains, Ihence east So chains to the point  of commencement.  Daled Ilie 21st day ol March, 1903.  " Artiu-r J.  Mott.  " The Wireless." un adjunct of the  Los Angeles Times is the latest lusty  infant in the field of journalism. liis  published at Avalon, Catalina Island,  California, and i? unique in being the  tirst newspaper having all iu telegraphic news furnished by wireless  despatches: Tha first is*ue appeared  un Alarch 25th. The telegrams are  tr-insiuiiud from the Times office by  wire to White's Point and thence  across the channel by the Pacific  Wireless Telegraph Co., which disclaims all connection with lhe Marconi  tystem.  NOTICE.  Take notice that-thirtv davs after date I  intend to apply to the ( hlcf Commissioner of  Lands and Works f.ir n special license to cut  Hnd carrv awny timber from tlie following  described lands :  ���������.- ���������'������������������;,���������   :     :  Commencing at a post planted about 0 miles  up Hig Mouth creek, on Iho south bank, and  marked '.'Gus Lund's, north cast corner post "  thcnoe.west 80 eliains, tlience south 80 chains,  thence east SO chains, thence north SO chains  to the point of commencement.  - Dated tlie 2Sth day of March, 100.1.  ""*,- GUS LUND.  NOTICE.  Thirtv days after date f Infnd tn applv to  the Honorable thc Chief Com missioner* of  Lands and W*>rks for a special license to cut  and carry away timber from the following  described lands in West Koolcnny:  Commencing at a I"-*.*-** ;,*'--��������� tv-;"*.- * 1      ������������������������������������*���������  up Big Mouth 'creek- un   the -s.iliilt  ocji.. ....  marked.-"John Sanderson's south en*-! cornet  post." thence west SO chains, thence north so  chains, thence east SO Hin*n*.*. Minn***-* south SO  chains to the pointof en-**��������� ������������������*������������������>������>. -*r  Dated the 28th da- o'  ���������lUHh   *3_i*>J^J.i*.ot-..  NOTICK.  Notice, is hereby given that 30 days  alte<- dale I intern! to make application lo  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for a .special license lo cul and  carry awny timber from the following  described lands situated in North East  Kootenay district, H. C:���������  Number One.  Commencing at a post planted on the  west bank of the Columbia river about one-  third (>������) of a mile below the bead of Surprise Kapids and marked "C. H. Johnson's south east corner post," tbence west  So chains, thence horth So chains, thence  east So chains, thence- south So chains lo  the point of commencement.  Dated this 21st day of March, 1903.  Number Two.  Commencing al a post marked "C. II.  Johnson's north cast corner post," planted  on the west bank of the Columbia river, at  a point about 2}4 miles b'elow'the head of  Surprise Kapids, thence .west 80 chains,  tlience south 80 chains, tlience ease* So  chains, thence north 80 chains to the  point of commencement.  Dated this 22rdday ol March, 1903.  C.  H. JOHNSON.  GOLDFIELDS  POSSIBILITIES..  If you are looking" for possibilities in Estate  Speculation that will double your capital,  it will be to your interest to invest RIGHT  NOW, before the best of the properties have  been taken up.  REAL ESTATE  AT GROUND FLOOR PRICES  Are you looking1 for Business Lots, Residential  Lots, or other Real Estate? Goldfields is the  Payroll Centre and Resident Town of the  Famous Fish River Free Milling Gold Camp,  and has a Future unequalled by any other  Town in the West.  For Terms and Particulars Write  ROGER   F.   PERRY,   Manager,   Goldfields,   B. C.  NOTICE  Take notice that thirty days after date I  intcnil to apply to the Chief commissioner nf  Lands and Works for special licenses to cut  nml carry away limber from the following  descrihed lands: .,,,,,  1. Commencing nt n post marked "Mnbcl  Martin's south west corner post." planted at a  point about one mile cast of Pingston creek,  and about lOinilcs up from ils mouth, thence  east 80 chains, thence north bl) chains, thenee  west SO chains, ihence south SO chains to the  point of coiniMeneemcnt. ���������,*..,.  ���������2. Commencing at a post marked "Mahel  Martin's north east corner post,''planted on  the west bank of Pingston creek, about 11  miles up from its month, thence rotith Sll  chains, thenee west SU chains, tlience north SO  chains, thence east 81) chains to the point of  commencement.  Dated this 20111 day of March, 1003.  MABEL MARTIN".  NOTICE.  Notice Is hereby given that thirty days after  date 1 will apply to the Chief Cnnimi*sionerof  t-.nd-at*'* H' rfe-fora special l-cense to   cut  < ., '      *  r , n h T   -r  rn   th" titlh.i*. ui*j  NOTICIi;. '     ..  Notice is heieby given that an days after date I  intcnil to npplv to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Winks fern special license tn cut and  carry nway limber fium the following described  lauds in West Kuutenuy :������������������  {.ommciicing at a post planted nn the north  Mite of the lands covered by K. Metcalfe's special  licence,*and about one mile'from the Columbia  liver and ni.-iikcd "C. F. landmark's south-east  comer post," theuce running * north 80 chains,  theuce west SO eliains, thenee south 80 eliains,  theuce east Sll chains to place of commencement.  Dated this -_r,tl> day of .March, 100.1.  C. F. LIXDMARK.  The Mail is ignorant ot even the  rudiments of the law governing the  arming of special constables. The  Attorney General, or a Justice of the  Peace under his direction, gave the  permission necessary to enable firearms to be carried. This deliberate  misrepresentation by the Mail shows  its editor to be a knave or a fool. He  ran take his choice. Eberts is the  -limn to_blaine_and he_cotiId have the.  specials disarmed in an hour.  Smith Curtis'Bill for the provision  of passes, will be, as usual, laughed  out of the House. Tha biblical editor  of the Province gives chapter and verse  for its refusal.  " In those days there Tere no passes.'  Numbers xx. 18.  NOTICE  Thirtv days aficr date T Intend t apply to  the Honorable the 'hief Tom missioner of  Lands and Works for a-special license to cut  and carrv away' timber from-the following  described lands in West Kootenay:  Commencing at a post planted about 8 iniles  up Big Mouth creek, on the south bank, and  marked "Lew Thompson's north cast corner  post." thence west SO chains, Ihence south 80  chains, thence cast 80 chains, thence north 80  chains to the point of commencement.  Bated the 28th day of March, 1903.  LEW THOMPSON.  t ciin-"**.-.     -    .               ���������* r.i't 1      . i  b-irk .' 1 ������������  !���������"                ,            '                     ,    .,t i  mi Ie** tiuim.               ��������� ..     ���������     I.,, v-11 fii--,Ji   1. n j  n���������-_������������������_���������_'"������   *               -    ������ m������.'.*���������   liorih vlsi ff.rnor  *,   I                * 1   r,.   *. fc'-i Imi l-umIus ihoauc  ... 1     ..    .i .v  ���������_ j v ik'-i _GU r.'Jiiiins, tlience  i^        u* 1*. 1 . iii 01 cummcncttincnt.  DmtM in    i7ih d������.. oi Murcl_, lf-O-'J.  B. A. LAWSON.  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  " 'Suffer not a man to pass.'*  iii. 28.  Judges  no more pitas.'���������  not   pass.'���������Nuinberf)  " 'The wicked shall  Nahuin i. 15.  '"Thou .ball  xx. 18.  ������������������' Though thou koar, yet thou  SHALT xot I'ASS.'���������Jeremiah v. 22.  "'So he paid his fare fend went.'���������  Jonah i. 8."  From latest advices.it seems that  the Recission Act will be a Repudiation Act if assented to. To all appearances the Columbia and Western steal  was fully accomplished; both G. McL.  Brown, Sir Thos. Shaughnessy'and the  Attorney General agreeing that the  notorious Crown grants were actually  handpd to 1 he C. P. R. Which leaves  the Chief Commissioner in a worse  position than ever.  Who grafted 000.000 acres of land  for the 0. P. R. ?   Wells I  Who lied about it to the House and  his colleagues ?.' Wells 11  Who tried repudiation to prevent  political death ?   Wells 1II  These are   the   Wells   of   political  turptitudo in whicli trior's Provincial  Prostitutes will And their sepulchre.  TaVe notice 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 tbe following  described lands:  Commenclnn at a post planted about 8 miles  up Bier Mouth creek, on thc south bank, and  marked "J, A. Stone's north west corner post."  thence east 80 chains thence south 80 chains,  thence west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains  to the point of commencement.  Dated the2Sth day of March, 190:1.  J. A. STONE.  NOTICE.  Take notice that thirty days   after date I  * ' ...... -}h[ef commissioner of  specfal license to cut  intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and works for  and carry away timber from the  following  described lands :  Commencing at a post planted about 8 miles  up Big Mouth creek, on the south bank, and  marked "Lew Thompson's south west corner  post," thence east 80 chains, thence ;ortli 80  chains, thence west 80 chains, thence south 80  chains to the point of commencement.  Dated thc 38th day of March, 1903.  LEW THOMPSON.  Xotice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I will apply to lhe Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a speeinl license to cut  and csrry away timber from the following  described lands ln West Kootenay:  Commencing at a post planted on the south  bank of Goldstream about four and a quarter-  miles above the mouth of French creek and  marked ��������� _*.L Hume's south west corner post,"  thence running cast 100 chains, thence north  ���������10 chains, thence west ifio chains, tlience south  40 chains to point of commencement.  Dated this 17th day of March, 1903.  ������  i_ HUME.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given tliat 30days afterdate  I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special license to cut and  carry away timber from the following descrihed  lands in West Kootenay :���������  Commencing at a post planted on the south  'nnnlc of ("nldstrcam, about three aud a quarter'  mi' ���������* *:p fr'*ui the mouth of French creek and  *. *-* 1 *X C. Mumiiii'E's north-west corner post,"  ''*_*:**:��������� e:ifct SO chains, thence south 80 chains,  'i.u.'i.' wc-l SU chuliii, thence north 80 chains to  the point of commencement.  Dated this 17th day of March, 1903.  F. C. MANNING.  NOTICK.  NOTICE is heri'by j������*ivcn that 30 clays  after date 1 will apply-to tin* Chief Commissioner ol" l.aiuls and Works for a  special license to cut ami earry away  timber from the following described lands  in West Kootenay :  Conimcncini-; at a post planted on the  south bank of Canoe river, about 3 miles  westerly from Arthur T. Claxton's nortli  east cornel* post and marked "l-Yed  Wilkes' north east corner po.sl," thence  west 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,  thence cast 80 chains, lliem-c norlh 80  chains lo the point of comiiieiiccnieul.  Dated the 23rd day of" March, 1903.  Krkd Wu.kks.  ��������� : NOTICE. ������������������= "-  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date I  intend to make appiication to the Chief Commissioner of Linda and Works for a special license to  cut and carry away timlier from the following  described lands in Nortli East Kooteimy district:  Commencing at a post marked "Warren Mc-  Cord's north wet corner post," planted on the  south bank of Columbia river, about l)J miles below Surprise ltapids, tlience south ICO chains,  theuce ease 40 chains, tlience north 1C0 chains,  tlience west 40 chains to thc point of commencement.  Dated this 30th day of Marcli, 1003.  WARHKN McCOKI).  NOTICE.  ..- ......    <<..mi ,,,,   a  .->|,i;uiui iii;eil.*,c  *iy away tiinticr from the following  Is in North Kast Kootenay district:  NOTICE.  Notice is here!)}' given that 30 davs aftar date I  intend tn make application to the Cliief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special license to  cut and carry away timlier from tlie following  described lands in Nortli East Kootenay district:  Commencing at a post marked "A. F. Dudgeon's  north cast comer post," planted nn the west shore  of Kimhasket Lake, about } mile up from the  nutlet, thence south 1G0 chains, theuce nest 40  chains, thence north ICO chains, tlience east 40  chains to the point of commencement.  Dated this 27th day of Marcli, 1003.  A. F. DUDGEON.  NOTICE.  Five Rebmcd House to Bent Furnished 112  Sor month, Including water.    Apply Uer__d  fflcoor " '  MRS. H. LAUGHKAD,  Second Street.  Notice is hereby given that 30 davs after date I  Intend to make application to the Cliief Commissioner of I-aiul*. and Works for a special license  tocutandcany -  **   ���������      '           described lauds  No. 1. Commencing at a post marked "II. p.  Wilson'*, uorth west comer post," planted on tlie  west shore of * Kimhasket Like, aliout I mile up  from the outlet, thence .south. 100 chains, thence  east 40 eliains, thence nortli 160 chains, tlience  west 40 chain* to point of commencement.  Dated this 27th day of March, 1803.  No. 2. Commencing at .1 post marked "II. P.  Wilson's north cast comer post." planted on the  north bank nf the Columbia river at the outlet of  Kiinlxisket Like, thence w est 100 chains, tlience  south 40 chains, theuce cast 100 chain,, thence  north 40 chains to the point of commencement.  "���������-Dated the 2-jth day of Marcli, 1903.  H. 1>. WILSON.  NOTICE.      '  NOTICE is hereby'.given that thirty  days after date I intend, to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Hands and Works  for a special licence to* cut and cafry  away limber from the following described  lands in West Koolenay :  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 80  chains, tbence east 80 chains lo the poinl  of eommencemeiil.  Dated this-171I1 day of March, 1903.  NOTICE. (  NOTICE is hereby given that thirty  days after date 1 intend to apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for :i special licence to cut and carry  away limber 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 south  cast corner post and marked "Arthur T.  Claxton's nortli east corner post," thence  south 80 oliains, thence west 80 chains,  thence north 80 chains, thence cast 80  chains to place of commencement.  Daledthe 21st day of March, 1903.  Arthur T. Claxton.  NOTICE.  NOTICE i.s hereby given that 30 days  after date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a  special license to Cut and carry .away  timber from the following described lands  in West Kootenay :  Commencing at a post planted on the  norlh bank of Canoe river, about one mile  easterly from Boulder creek and marked  "Wm. T. Healey's norlh west comer  post," thence south 80 chains, thence, east  80 chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  west So chains to the point of commencement.  Dated the 24th day of March, 1903.  Wm. T. Healey.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days  afterdate 1 will apply to the Chief Comiiiissiouei* of Lands and Works for a  special license to cut and carry away  timber from the following described lands  in West Kootenay:���������  Commencing 'it a post planted 011 the:  north bank of Canoe* river, about one mile  westerly from Arthur j. .Moll's southeast  corner post and marked "Arthur T.  Claxton's north east corner post," thence  "soulli 80 chains, thence west 80 chains  thence north So chains, thence east 80  chains to the point ot commencement.  Dated the 21st day of March, 1903.  Ariick T. Claxton.  NOTICE.  Notice is heieby given that 30 dajs after date I  intend tu apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lauds and *t\ orks foi a special liceu.-*e to eut and  carry away tiuil-er fiom the following described  lands in West Kootenay:���������  Commencing nt a stake planted on the west  bank of the Columbia river, altout half a mile  below Downie creek and marked *'M. K. Jessop's  smitli-cast coiner post," thence west 80 chain.*-,  theuce ninth 80 'eliains, thence east 80 chains,  theuce south bO chains to the place of commence  incut.  Dated this 12th day of March  , 1903.  M. It.  JESSOP.  NOTICE.  Take notice tliat thirty days after date I intend  tn apply to the Cliief Commissioner of Lands and  Works lor a special license to cut and carry away  timlier from the following described hunts in West  Kootenay:���������  Commencing nt a post planted on the south side  of Goldstream about two and a quarter miles up  from the mouth of Fiench creek and marked "A.  E. Jessop's north-east comer post," thence south  80 chains, theuce west 80 chains, tbence north 80  chnins, theuce east SO chains to point of commencement.  Dated this 17th day of March, 1003.  A. E. JESSOP  Certificate of Improvements..  NOTICE.  Mountain Chief mineral claim, -ituste in the  Arrow Lilke mining division of We-t Kooteiiay  diitrict.  Where located:���������On Can} 011 crock, about two  iiitlc*, from the junction with Cari!too civek.  Take notice that I. A. lt. llcylanil. agent for  l'cter .Mcllonalil. frve miner*.** certiticatc Il__,***.V>,  Kllen McDousraM. free miner's certificate, il****,:t!W.  Waller H.-���������*, free miners certificate, 41,{B3,int������nd,  ���������duvd.iy* from the date li������i_of. 10 apply to the  uiiiiinc reconler for a certificate of improvement.*,  for the LHlrpo-*e uf ol-taiuiug a crown grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice tliat action, under section 37. must Ik* commenced 1 .fore tbe i*-suauce of  Mich certificate of impr-**)ement-..  IMtvl this 7th ilay of April, l&t).  ���������A. I'.. I1KYLAND.  In* tub  Countv Court of   Kootenav,  Holden at Revelstokc.  Iu the matter uf the  Estate of James Lindsay,  deceased.  NOTICE is hereby ghen tliat all person*, havim*:  *l ��������� claims against tlie E-.ui.te of the said Jaiiic.-  LiutUay, lat _ of Fire Valley, Wot Kootenay.  deceased intestate, who died on thc &th ilay of  Starch. A. D., 1903. are reqniretl to send by po-t  ' prepaid or to deliver to es>i-s. le Maistre _ Scott,  -solicitors for the Administrator, (duly appointed  bv order of this court d_ted the _0th ilay of March,  1903,) on or before the llth day of May, 1MB.  full particulars of their claims duly verified  and the nature of the security, if any. held by  them:  And, further, take notice, that after the said  llth dav of May. 19U3, the said Administrator n ill  proceedto dLstribute then-sets of the said  Estate  aiuoug the parties entitled thereto, having regard  only to the claims of which he shall then have had  notice and shall not lie liable for the assets or any  part thereof so distributed to any person of who-t*  claim such Administrator had not notice at tlie  time of the distribution thereof.  Dated the 2nd day of April, A. D., 1903.   *  LK MA1STKE _ SCOTT,  Solicitors for tlie said Administrator,  First Street, Revelstoke. B. C.   ,  ������.    J I"  In   the   Supreme   Court  Columbia.  of   British  the  matter of the  deceased.  Estate  of A. N.  Smith,  A. E. JESSOI'.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that thirty  days after dale I intend lo apply to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for a special licence to cut and carry  away timber from the following described  lands in West Koolenay :  Commencing at a 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, tlience north 80  chains, thence west 80 chains, tlience  south 80 chains to the point of commencement.  Dated the 21st day of March, 1903.  DAN'tr.i. V. Mori*.  special license to cut  from   the  following  NOTICE.  Take notice that thirtv davs  after date I  intend to apply to thc Chief Commissioner of  Lands and works for a  and carry away timber  described lands:  Coinmcncingjita post marked "Frank  H.Black's northwest"corneFpost7' planted  on tliecast bank of Pingston creek about 13  miles up from, ils mouth; tlience cast 80  chains, thence south go chains, theuce  \yest 80 chains, tlience north 80 chains to  Ilie point of commencement.  Dated this 261I1 dav of March, 1903.  l-'KANK 11. HLACK.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 davs after date I  intend to make application to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Woik* for a special license to  cut and carry anay timber from the following  described lands  in North East Kooteimy district:  No. 1. Commencing at a post marked "James  CJilmorc's north nest comer post," planted on the  south Kink of thc Columbia river, at a point aliout  10 miles below Surprise Kapids, thence south  100 chains, thence east 40 chains, thence nortli 100  chains, thence west 40 chains to the point of  commencement.  No. 2. Commencing at a post marked "James  lillmore'a nortli eaat comer po.*.t," planted on the  south bankef Columbia river about 10 miles below  Surprise Sapid*, thence west 80 chains, thence  south 80 chains, thence cast 80 chains, thence  north SO chains to point of commencement.  Dated this 24th day of Starch, 1903.  JAMES GILMORE.  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 cittand carry away  timber from the following described lands  in West Kootenay :  Commencing at a post planted on the  north bank of Canoe river, about one mile  Irom Arthur J. Mott's south east corner  post and marked "Wm. T. Henley's south  east corner post," thence north 80 chains,  thence west 80 chains, tlience south 80  chains, thence east 80 chains to the point  of commencement.  Dated the 21st day of March, 1903.  Wm. T. II kali:v.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that:������) days afterdate I  Intend lo apply to the (,'hlef Commissioner of  Lands 11ml Works for a special license to cut mid  carry away limber from the following described  lands in West Kootenay distriet: ���������  Commencing at a-, post planted on the south  bank of (lolilstream, aliout four ami a i|ii.irter  miles up from thu mouth of French creek, and  marked "P. C. Manning's south-east corner post,"  thence running north 4II chains, thence west ion  chains, theuce south 40 chains, theuce ea������t 100  chains tn point of commencement.  Dated this 17th day of .March, 1003.  P. f. MANXINfl.  carry away timlier  from the following described  lis '������������������ W'-' *   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 davs after date I  intend to apply to the Cliief Commissioner of  Lands and \\ orks for a special license to cut and  ,     , ,  J tl   lands iu West Kootenay :���������  Commencing, at a post planted ou the west bank  of the Columbia river about half a mile below*  Dcatli ltapitts and marked "M. A. Davis' northeast corner post, thence south 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains, tlience north SO chains, thence east  So chains to point of commencement.      0  Dated this 20th day of March, 1903.  M. A. DAVIS.  NOTICE.  _Notice_i5_hereby _iveu_tllat _U_davs_after -late I  intend to apply to the Cliief Commissioner of  Lauds and Works for special licenses to cut and  carrv away timlwr from the following described  hunts In West Kootena} :���������  1. Commencing at n post planted about one  and a half iniles nortli from the ColuuibU rixer on  Keystone .Mountain and marked "J. (i. limwn's  Ninth-nest comer -isist." thence mulling north 100  ch.ihis, theuce east 40 chains, thence south 160  chain**, theuce t* est 40 chains to point of commence*  ment.  2. Commencing at 11 post planted one and one  half miles north from the Columbia river on Key-  stone Mountain and marked "J. ft. flrown's south  cast comer post," theuce running north IG0 chain.,  thence west 40 chains, theuce south 1G0 chain-*,  tlience e.-i_t40 eliains to point of commencement.  Daled I hi- 21st day of Marcli, l������0.  J. fi. BROWN.  VJOFICE is hereby giien that Prolate of the Will  1 ' of tbe said A. N. Smith was on the 24th day  of March, A. D., 1903, granted to Margaret Adela  Smith, the sole executrix under the said will.  Aud. further, take notice thatall persons haring  any claim against the said Estate mild send iu  full particulars of then-claims to Messrs. le Maisti-e  & Scott without delay.  Dated this 2nd. day of April. 1903.  LE MAISTKE _. SCO IT,  Solicitors for the Executrix.  First Street, Itevelstoke, 11. C.  NOTICE.  Take notice that thirty days  after date I  Intdnd to apnly to the Chief Commissioner of  *      -���������*  Works for special licenses  10 cut  following  MeMahon Bros. & Company,  Limited.  Notice is hereby given tliat MeMahon Bros,  and Company, Limited, intend to change thc  name of the Company to The Big Bend Timber  and Trading Company, Limited.  Dated tbis 10th day of February, 1903.  HARVEY, McCAKTER & PINKHAM,  3-L Solicitors for tho Company  Lands nnd  and carry away timber'from  the  described lands:  1. Commencing at a post marked "Mary  Bourne's north west corner post,'.' planted on  the cast bank of I'lngston creek, about 10 miles  up from Its mouth, tlience east 80 chains,  thence south 80 cbains, thence west 80 chains,  theneo north 80 chains to the point of'commencement.  2. Commencing at a post marked "Mary  Bourne's north west corner post," planted on  the east bank of I'lngston creek, about 11 iniles  up from its mouth, tlience cast 80 chains,  thence south80 chains, thjnce west 80 chains,  tlience north 80 chains to the point of commencement.  Dated this '_0th day of March, 1903.  MARY BOURNE.  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 license io cul and carry-  away timber from the following described  lands iu West Kootenav:  Commencing at   a   post planted on the  south   bank  of Canoe   river,   about   two  miles westerly   from   Arthur  T. Claxton's  [north   east    comer     post    and    marked  "Norman E. Suddaley's north west corner  post," thence cast 80 chains, thence .south  80 chains, tlience  west  80 chains, thence  north Sochains to place of commencement.  Dated .he _3rd day of Marcli, 1903.  Norman E. Scddalbv.  In the County  Coi-rt of   Kootenav,  Holden at Revelstoke.  In Uie matter of the Estate of John Henry Russell, deceased.  MuTtCK"Is hereby given tharall |*en,ons"liaving���������  '^ claims against the Extatc of the said John  Henry Russell, late of Ketelstoke, II. C. decease, 1  intestate, *������ ho died on or nbout the *.Ttli day of  Jan., 1903, are required to send bv po,t or deliver to  Me-jsr***. le Maistre ������S l-icott. .Solicitors for Administrator, (duly appointed by order of this  Court, dated the Cth -Civ of Man-h, 19*-"**,) on ur  before the llth day of May, A. 1)., 1903, full particular* of their claims duly verified and tbe  nature of the security, if any, held by them.  And. further, take notice that after the snid nth  iU} of Ma}, loon, thc said Administrator will  pro.-eed to distribute the as������ets of the said E.tutu  among the parties entitled iberrto. having regard  only to the claims of which be shall then ha*e had  notice and shall not In.- liable for the assets or anv  part thereof so distribute*! to anv }*er-*on of v-lio>*c  claim such ailmini'trntor had not notice at the  time nf the distribution thereof.  Dat*sl this ind. dav of April. A. 1)., HUB.  I.K MAlsTKE A- SCOTT.  *T������lirltoi������ for the Administrator,  First Street. Hoelstokr, B. C.  NOTICE.  UOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that The Fred  - -   to Changs   the 'name of the  Harbor lumber company,  Intend to applv  company to  Limited."  Dated February 12th, 1903.  HARVEY McCARTER _ PINKHAM,  Feb-12-3m. Solicitors for the Company.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 ds\s from  date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and works for a special license to cut  and carry away timber from the following  described lands In West Kootenay:  Commencing at a post marked "W. A.  Dashwood-Jones' north west corner post,"  planted 011 the east bank of Pingston  creek about twelve miles up from its  mouth; thence east 80 chains, thence  south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,  thence norlh S chains tc the point of  commencement.  Dated this _6th day of March, 1903.  W. A. DASHWOOD-JONES  NOTICE.  Thirty days after date I intend to applv lo the  Chief Commissioner of Laiuts anil Works for a  special license to cut and carry awav timlier from  the follnxing described lamls in tlie di**trict of  West Kootenay:���������  Commencing at a po������t planted 011 rtnlibtreaiii  trail alwnit 4 miles south from dold-In-am and  marked "ii. *>. Flindt's smith west comer post,"  tlience east 40 chains, thence north 180 chains,  thence west 40 chain**, tlience -south 100 ehainsto  the place of liegiiiuiu-:.  Dates) 7th March, tana.  li. S. FLINDT.  SINGER  Singer Sewing Machines  are sold on ea.sy monthly  payments.  A full supply of machines  needles and attachments are  kept for any make of machine on earth.  MANNING, : MACKENZIE AVE  Kevelstoke,' B.C.  ���������   ���������   - ���������-_-_-__. vk������&������ ������������������-���������.^^^���������ttl-*y^3-^ll^imy&!i&Bil������3B-1  _____>__>>____b___K_������a __;___!-Ki-jvij; il  CAME HO   ������������������"' TAGGED  --Hr. Tt*art-***t's fruel    X  ������������*uiou������ m, **tu-- :-<>  ---Down near tic  i  <*__! Cah'ikia, on ������������������'.<'  -S_������__e old resiueuli v,*  ---.astute of tuiiuu.i  -t^umors rite as tc ������������������  ^certain resident   ,    .  -���������'certain other ru...-.  ���������W --daughters, oi- * .*  -tact, thero Is as ci*...;  -Sstence as ever ������������������:..  -this ���������*-.-rtlon of ihu ci  All  the  trouble  lu*  .Kliborm "foand  : uoutca Hllll.  s;:.rlc old village  is; side, there aro  uose minds are in  i'hore are vagua  *. will happen If a  - ins nautili on  ,it-., or.rt.heir sons  :: relatives, lu  ��������� to a. fucd In ex-  :������������������! the people of  '���������iiitry.  over a score or  .���������*__or-e of fowl3 o\vm*l by Jacques Bur  ettes.   The poultry  *"-'������nd imported, so I  -  Iiortlor.e of tho till *-'     lights are  uot u;:<.  |i       , -"people delight In  i  aneu.s of hens and  ���������ly tliu lutier.   Mr. !*  Jt of poultry rnLsis.  -lighting va: "fly, t'..  and he has heen  1:  ir.ost  any  length  U*  Ing rM.i:ca io add !  tarm.  Recently Mr. "Burr  habit   of    allowing  ���������   \vander at w-ll over the  ���������      Sometimes   the   pciu'i  blooded stock  i -n asserts, from  ry  where    cock  . .���������uu, and where  : *i*;g    fine spccl-  uoaturs,  esporlal-  ; i'<'si has the hah*  ..specially of the  ��������� ������������������i-.lily engrafted  *.",i to go to al-  si --lire a promises well-stockud  n has been ln tho  his    poultry    to  neighborhood.  got  into   Iho  - .yards of iiel������hbois m.d uprooted beds  - -of garden vegetal/.*..->  iu their search  for delicacies.    Iru.e   .vomen, and  nt  - --.-lines the heads of lhe families, drovo  ��������� ������������������the poultry away, but feared to lull  _*ny of thc members oi* Mr.   Burrcn's  - poultry family because of his possible  ���������w������-*--il-..  "'    \v.;"-in the last week  the depreda-  f liens hy the blooded    chickens    have  'hern "���������= cause of miii'h complaint, und  x. a few days ago some of the younger  - tlf-mrnt of the  ��������� I���������*]**** ;��������� m  lifv';?''  .* -V.r-rll   Mr.   V.r:  ���������i-,*. or at lean  |:r-:_i..*.-..     The  i:.d the result r,  'Air.' -members  cf  : ->'.      ...*o\v:i  11. ighborhood got to-   -ys and means to  ��������� i ui pen his stock  r-j i-.-ep them on hia  i*..i ting was secret,  f the deliberations ot  th- conference was  r    *���������      nbout     noon.  _*heu it was that the *-'ickens wended  - their v.v.y ho-r.ov.-.*..**-: in partalte of the  - 11:.'Icil t'orn-mrcl mash and milk that  3    I   ai-.'-*y-; ready   for frm   when   the  hunds of the clock point to the hour  .  of 1_.  __r. Burren was waiting in his yard  !or the return of his poultry.   The first  *- lo'return    hern wan a    large   game  ������-- -cock which bad won Its spurs several  -"- linic_  over.    ~.'.r.  Burren  was aston-  --*- -Islied at the apynrance of his favor-  '    ltc   chicken.     A tag   hung   from   Its  , mouth.   It vainly tried to dislodge it,  _ud .scratched and <:",:;t.*c*i1 fiercely.    It  "���������was with difficulty, that Mr. Buren got  dose enough to grab tho chicken and  t rnakc a closer ex.imination.    A card  S had teen attached ���������'with  a    piece  of  - strir.*r to a kernrl of com.   The chick-  i    m had swallowed the corn, but could  ���������not-swallow the card. It hung out ot  Its -i-nuth. An inscription on it read:  "lam a straigl.t-out-and-out Democrat and dislike scratching.  A few minutes later other chickens  -roturuod home. Halt, of them carried  tags';in their mouths, bearing inscription:; such-as: "There will be a hot  time i-i the old town-to-night." "Why  ���������inn ...you keep us penned and we  r-cnt get into trouble," "'I'm-a fighter,  set a broiler" and "I'm a poor for-  *ger."  It took "Mr. Burren no little while to  dislodge the corn from the chickens'  throats and he expects to have several  ���������of his finest under l"_a soil as a result.  -There was blood k. his eye yesterday  --afternoon, cwhen he   was seen by    a  ���������'*ftep*ublic reporter, n-id said that if ho'  could only get a lij-e on the identity  ���������*- 'Bf the persons who red his    chickens  ; ta*ig.-*d corn he wo:*'d get even with'  - _hr:-i. -.*   ���������  She llu-led.  A few days ago a ������������������voU-known Wash-  -Ington woman. l-Hlrs" unexpectedly  Jbereft of her kitchen assistance, ad-  '"���������enised for a colored woman capable  ml performing genei al housework.  The first caller in response to the  advertisement was a mulatto damsel,  ->r>ri-**:ked with ribbon and finery.  I'rxrA her airs and graces she might  -*iave been a graduate from a seminary-  _rhe announced that she had noticed  "lhe _dveriisemeat nnd was desirous of  -ecrmns employment.  "Are you a good < ook?" inuqlred th?  _idy of the house.  _.   "i-.o, lasted, 1 don't cook," was the  _*-Ply. -==���������   -=^  "Are you a good washer and iron-  jr!" wss the ne.\!  nueryi  "1 T.-c-v.ld-i't do washing and irr.r.-  Vs: it's too hard on the hands," de-  :*dar'*d the filler.  "r->n yn������. v-wen*" the housewife  iirn -*F.!it-d :o know.  "No." wt.s '.he a'_������\v**r, aDd It was a,  : ������or!;'!',-*- one. "I'm no; strong enough  -tor that  ���������"V-li. In t"n<; r.~r*c! of goodness,  ".irha: ci.-i yo-i Col" s;rld the lady of the  -ou-'.i. _xa-i*crattd. '-"he placid reply  -e*ra---:  "I dusts."  .'* Another Mean .Man.  '  "I found my hat where I had mls-  _Ud it myself/'  "Did you prn'ogize to your wife with  _Jne humility?"  ���������*:Co; T had -he humlHty all right,  "_*at T hadn't the time to he2r all she  rirould want to fay on the subject."���������  -Chicago "Record.  T)eclil.*it!y Not.  *"You don't happen to have change  "Jar a quarter, do yr?" asked Eaton  -Bia'bhelong. who'had aa unexpected  --Stroke of luck.  "���������"Change fer a quarter!" echoed Tuf-  "Jold Knutt, with  infinite  disgust.  "It  t had do ye reckon I'd be carryin' tho  '���������-hirst I've got with me this minute.���������  -Chicago Tribune.  Y������r*f Clu-rrh*--' News.  ".Hmson is such a chearing chap!"  "Eyah?"  ���������"���������"Vis; when I told him this was the  iottr-st day I'd ever seen, he said. "Oh,  _h-.tr up, old hoy* Think ol the heat  ���������rtrai! have to endure when you're  4ead!* "  itrrEKESTirra items  Tbo hnportance ot a man ii measured  by hla mail.  Th* "olophant b_otl_" of Venezuela  8s th������ largest insect la the world. Ai  full-trowa olio wolghu about halt ft  poundi.  Tho choir toys ot St Gaorgo's  Chaptl. Windsor Castle, In accordanco  -with anctont cuatom, havo the right to  claim flvo ehillings as "spur monoy"  trom any military man wearing hla  epurs in church during nervine.  The most characteristic fouiuro of Sl-  ���������horlan farm life Is that tho farmem  live not scattered all over the country,  remote from neighbors, but ln vtllagcu  as near as possible to land they org  cultivating.  The municipal control of tho gaa  ���������works ut Rochdak tine-land, 1b bo successful that a prolit of $i>5,00i) has been  tuiaod over toward reducing the riitru. |  Camels cannot swim.   They are vory  buoyant,   but  111  balanced,  and  thet.* j  heads go under water.   They con, how- ;  ever, bo taught to swim rivers with tho |  nld of goatskins or jars fastened under I  their necks.    During tho  Beluchlstaa  expedition of 1S0S tho camels were lowered into tho sea from the ships, anil  their   drivers,     plunging     overboard,  clambering on to the   back   of   theU*  chat'ECu, cnuslng the animals' heads to  come up;   and thus ossistod, thoy wero  cuccessftilly piloted ashore.  In Berlin, advertisements ln tho  otreeta are allowed only on boards or  columns especially prepared for th.)  purpose. These are to be erected under  the eupsrvlslon of the local magistrates  of the police presidency. Tho advertisements must not bo printed on rod  paper. Flashlight advertising Is prohibited -altogether. All street advertisements must pay a tax. Borlln receives an income from this source ot  J63,750 per annum.  Thore la a spider In the London Zoo,  obtained from somewhere in the Soudan, that is the fiercest beast cf h s  kind that ever spread out his legs in  a menagerie. The ordinary spider has  only four legB on a side. This creature  has five, and those who have seen him  find his counterpart in the terrlblo  "devll-nsh" described hy Virtor Hugo  in his "Toilers of the Ssa." The sctea.  xific name of the terror lu Galeudes.  There ara four cardinal points, four  winds, four quarters of the moon, four  seasons, four figures In the quadrille,  four rules of arithmetic, fou- suits o;  cards, four quarters lo the hour.  We havo four incisor and four canlno  teeth, and our forks have four prongs.  The violin, greatest of all string Iciitru*.  ments, has but four strings. Four of a  kind Is a pretty good hand at poker,  even if they are only fours.  HIS'FIRST PATfEWT.  Visa Atrwr Thought   M* Was i  Be-to-**.  The portly physician was ln a reminiscent mood, and thUi Is the story  he told after the cigars had been  passed around and lighted.  "After 1 was turned out of the medical college a full fledged physician 1  'looked around tor a likely looking  towu to locate ln. After a search of  over a month I found a small town  where I thought they needed another  doctor; so 1 determined to locuta  there.  "Aa I was entering the shop of the  local sign painter to have a shingle  painted an old man drove up before  the place and excitedly asked the  sign ptilntor If he knew where Doc  Smith  wns.  " 'Doc's gone flshln,' satd tho painter.   'What's the matter*!'  " 'Betsy's sick,' fumed the old man.  'I wish that feller would stay homo  and attend to business!'  "Here was my opportunity, I  thought; so 1 stepped forward and  said:  " 'Perhaps I can help you out; I am  a1 dortor.'  "The old man looked me over rather doubtfully and then shouted for me  to jump In. I did so, and he put thc  gad to his horse, and we dashed away  at n rate that threatened to wreck us  before we had gone a mile..  " 'What is the matter?' I shouted,  to make myself heard over the noise  that the old rattletrap ot a wagon  made.  " 'What do you suppose I'm taking  you out there tor it lt Isn't to find  out?' he snapped.  "Well, I held my peace after that,  and awaited developments. We had a  drive of twelve miles before we reached his home, and when we reached  there he drovo straight for the barn.  " 'Now, git to work!' he shouted, indicating with a wave of his hand a  mare that was lying upon tho barn  floor.  "Then it burst upon me that he  Wanted a horse doctor, and "with the  best command of dignity that I could  muster I told him that my practice was  solely confined to human beings. Tho  way that old man went for me was  awful, and while the fireworks wero  playing about my head the mare died,  and there was nothing for me to do  but to walk home, as tha old man snid  he would see me elauwhere before ha  would drive mo back; and that I ought  to be thankful if I didn't get a suit  for damages on my hands."���������Detroit  Free Press.  MR. BUREN8 OF AMERICA  IVaatti* Author and Tam o' Slmntalre Wai  **h      tha Nftma of U������i of tha "Poems.  "This incident happened to me In  ths capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg," says Sutherland Edwards  in his "Personal Recollections:" "I  had Just entered a hotel, when ths  proprietor came up to me and said:  " 'From the cut of your shirt collar  and the tie ot your cravat, I imagine  you, sir, to be an Englishman."  " "Vou are right,' I replied.  " 'I have a daughter. She is intelligent, docile, and has been educated  at one of our best convents.'  " 'Is sho rich and beautiful?' I felt  inclined to ask, for thc tone adopted  by the father seemed to be that ot  light comedy. I contented myself,  however, with saying, 'Your story interests uie,"  " 'An unprincipled professor,' continued the father, 'taking   advantage  vf my child's Innocence '  "'Oh, heavens!* 1 exelulmed.  " 'Hns, under pretense of instructing ;  her ln English, taught her what I bo*  Ueve to bo Irish.'  " 'Vou frighten me.'  "' 'And now, said the afflicted parent,  'you will perhaps allow me to Introduce hor to you, and you will kindly  toll me, I hope, what strange tongue  she has acquired.'       ���������      .       ���������  "Permission accordingly was given,  and I was Introduced to my host's  pretty and interesting daughter, who,  in reply to my question, told me that  the book was by 'a Mr. Bureus,' and  was in verse.  " 'The doggerel of some new American humorist,' I said to myself.  'What a pity to give it to such a  girl!'  " 'What nro the poems about?   Cun  you tell me the name of any on*a of  them?'" I asked.  " 'Tam o' Shantalre,' she replied."  GODDESS OF LIBERTY  DO YOU DO THESE THINGS  It is hnd manners to make remarks  about the food at dinner.  To talk about things which only interest yourself.  To contradict your friendu when thC7  are speaking.  To grumble about your home and relatives to outsiders.  To say smart things which may hurt  come one's feelings.  /To dress shabbily lu the morning because no oue will see you.  To be rude to those who servo you.  cither in shops or at home.  To think first of your own plcasuro  ���������when you aro giving a party.  To refuse ungrac.iusiy when somebody wishes to do yoa a favor.  To behave in a street car or train as  If no one else had a right to be there.  To speak disrespectfully to any ono  older than yourself-  Ou tlio I tench.  "What are the wild waves saying?"  "Oh, some current remarks,    probably."  ;;  GEMS FROM EMMACAKLETON  Many persons fancy they are cultured, When, in fact, they are only  bookish.  Getting time to mind one's own business is more difficult than minding it.  P^eputation is a bubble which a man  bursts when he tries to blow it for himself.  It is all right to call a spade a spade,  but modern'novelists seem to want to  ���������all it a manure shovel.  ' There are no humorists' clubs; humorists cannot excl.-.age ideas withotij  Eivlng away good <-. *>y.  Reparteo is any remark which is so  clever that it makes the listener wUb  ho had uald it himself.  ��������� When a woman has an unhappy lovo  attair it adds to her unhapplr.es-* that  ehe cannot go around and tell of it.  ^'^PIag!a_isai__is__P_ftea-^ottly.ir_takins_  ano-th&r    writer's    poorly     expfKS-ii  thought and giving it to the world in  cood shape.  Getting famous is not by any meaiirj  co arduous a task aii bUyi-iK *������o.  Soma writers are famott* fur tho  book3 they havo writwn. Gthus for  the b^ok* they ought to have wHU?n.  When the average man talks of Kitting in sackcloth and ashes be always  means broadcloth and cigar ash*>3.  The heart alway*.' pays the highefit  price for the happiness It ha_ never  purchased.  Bell'" .in a psi���������"al devil Is a suro  clgn of profound spiritual laziness.  Man was made to mourn, but moat  widowers think he was mado to mouro  only cne year.  FEMININE OBSERVER  Too  Gooil.  j  "Mr. Landlord, I have a complaint  ; to make."  It was a guest at the summer hotel  .who spoke.  "What is it?" asked the polite landlord.  "My room," said the angry guest,  "it is comfortable, and the bed is  soft."  "But-���������"  "There are no mosquitoes."  "But, my dear sir "  "The bathing is actually good, and  the New York papers reach here in  three hours."  "Why, I "  "There are more pretty girls than  you can shake a stick at. Rowboats  cost only ten cents an hour. The table is good, and the waiters do not  have  to be  tipped."  "But, sir, I don't see���������"  1 "In fact, the place is delightful, and  your, bill for last week didn't bear a  -s!r.s!s~th!ng^_____l__flt^acL__I__an-t_=  stand it!"  "But what do you mean? I have  purposely arranged everything for the  comfort of my guest-*!, and thought I  had done all ln my power."  "That's the troubl**. Everything's  so blamed good that I can't believe  it's true, and Ue awnKc all night waiting for something to happen und my  dream to end. In frotting myself  sick over It, and If you can't give mo  (something to kick about pretty noon  "'11 have to pack up and go home!"  A lltiiiuiiiltiirlau .  Among the passengers in a well filled parlor car coming from Cleveland  to Detroit was a lumber salesman from  this end ot the route. He Is tall, and*  bus a deep voice, piercing eyes, a  strong face and the general appear-,  ance associated with a professional  man. Near him sat a pale gentleman,  who moaned, moved restlessly In his  scat nnd was unmistakably sick.  "What's    the    matter?"      abruptly  asked the salesman.  "1 feel verv 111."  "Pshaw! You don't have to tell mc  that. Let me feel your pulse. I'm ja  doctor. Put out your tongue. Indigestion. I'll fix yen in five minutes."  He hurried to the water tank, poured  out a big straw colored dose and hurried back.   "Swallow this."  "But it's whiskey. I never touch  the stuff."  "Drink it or you won't live ten  miles, fast as we're going."  Down it went, and shortly the two  were laughing nnd talking as though  neither had ever felt a pain.  "Did I understand that you wero a  doctor?" timidly from a young matron  who carried a kicking, howling olive  branch ln her arms.  "Yes, ma'am." And he never flinched. "Baby not w'ell, Whew! What a  temper!" as his keen eyes informed  him that the youngster was a miniature Hercules. "He's sound as a dollar, madam. Must be a pin. If it's  not, spanlc him."  She came hack to report that his  first diagnosis was the correct one and  ���������wanted to pay. So did the man, but  ������he "Doctor" turned aside and acted  indignantly. "When I'm away from  home I only practice for the good of  humanity. Need a second dose, my  man?"���������Detroit Free Press.  Ma-Ma Slaaals Advlca ou Haw *��������� Jt-an ikt  Vnlvaria.  Mr. Editor:���������  If I were boss:���������  There would be a new goddess, Tho  Goddess of Liberty is too much, ot a  myth.  Liberty Is ono of the things that  would he grand and glorious, but unfortunately it does not exist.  The American people cut loose from  Great Britain for the purpose of having th������lr liberty.   Did they get it?  Thoy objected to taxation, without  representation. They Insisted ou the  right of Holf-governiueut.  How inuny pcoplo in the United  States now are sattsilod with the way  Taxes are levied? How many are satisfied with the peoj)lo who levy thorn?  Wo wautcd self-government. Did  wo get it? Is the .'President ot tho  United Stntej, tho Governor ot the  State, the Mayor of tho city, the Alderman from your own ward, the man  you would havo selected for thc place?  How much has the average citizen  to say about who shall govern him?  Nothing. Even thc political boss cannot always select tho man ho wants  for the high places.  The man ho wantn in many coaea  would not stand tt show of election,  so tho best thing he can do Is to find  a man that will pnrtlally suit him  and can be elected.  And this Is self-government! This  Is liberty!  The boy nt home longs for the tlmo  When he shall be his own master,  when he shall have his liberty.  He gets his' liberty, tho limited liberty that comes to any and all who  dwell ln a civilized community, and  after a few years of it he Is only too  ready to limit hits limited liberty still  further* by taking unto himself u wifo  and begetting himself a family.  The poor man longs for wealth that  he may be at liberty to go where ho  pleases and do as he chooses.  The rich man sighs for the days of  his poverty, for Wall street guides his  movements, fashion dictates his place  of abodo, and his cook and his caterer  even direct his thivsts and his appetites.  Liberty ie nn idle dream and tho  Goddess of Liberty a mockery and a  sham.  We need a new jroddess, and lt I  Wore boss we would have ono.  If I were boss we would have on our  flags and on our dollars a figure representing the Goidess of Duty.  . Duty Is an attainable ideal, L-lbefty  Is unattainable.   .  No man, however humble, but can  do his duty���������his "duty to himself, to  his family, to his employer, to the nation.  However high the ideals of liberty,  the ideals 6t duty aro immeasurably  higher.  The man who does hie duty to his  fellow men is tho highest type of man.  If I were boss heroic figures of the  Goddess of Duly in the market* places,  in tho exchanges, on the dollars. In  the parks, would ever remind the nation of Its duty, the man of his duty  to himself and to thc world.  Duty would.be the American goddess and *'E Pluribus Unum" would  be.always translated "duty," if I wcr������  boss.���������Solomon Sloan.  JUST IN FUN  How much a man Is like hla shoes!  For Instance both a soul may loss,  Both have been tanned, both are mad*  tight  By cobblers, both get left and right.  Both need a. mate to he complete  And both are made to go on feet,  They both need healing, ott are sold,  And both in time will turn to mold.  With shoes, the last is first, with men  The first ahull be la_l, and when  The ehocs wear out they're  mended  now;  When   men wear   out   they're    men  dead, too.  They both are trod upon, and both  Will tread on others, nothing loth.  Both have their ties, nnd both incline,  When polished, In the world to shine,  And both peg out.    Now, would you  choose  To he a man or bu his shoes?  ���������Hartford Tlmea.  ���������   *   *  Tho wit of    some ot.   tho    distinguished   ladles  during   tho  period  of  the lute civil war Is illustrated by tho  vetort of a typical dame.  Mrs. C 1 had a largo plantation  on tho James river, where mauy olll-  ccrs and soldiers of the Union Army  wero encamped. One day nn oilHioi*  camo to tho house and most politely  asked to see Mrs. C 1.    When Bho  appeared he oald:  "Madame, wo.have hud u death In  the ranks, and I have cume to    ask  your permission to bury a Union soldier on your property.   May I do so?"  "Why, certainly,   captain,"   replied  Mrs. C 1.   "You have permission to  bury tho entire Union army on mv  property, if you will only do so."���������V.  Halsey.  a * ���������  Undo Silas���������Statistics show that  the world keeps gittin' healthier and  healthier. People live longer than  they did fifty or a hundred years ago.  Anyono can observe the fact.  Aunt Salina���������I've noticed it for a  long time. It's got so that one can't  pick up a paper any more without  readln* about some one beln' cured and  Beein' their picture.���������Brooklyn Lite.  ���������   ������   ������  "What do you think of tho statement  put out by some of the astronomers  that tho planet Venus is an orb ot  solid gold?"  "I seo no reason why it may not bo  true. Ono of tho planets, wc know, is  Mercury."���������Chicago Tribune.  ME KNEW MOW TO WORK   11".  rannj- ln.tln-Sl-.it M'l'lBliliiB MroIiIiu* Coii-  Urnt   ������������"��������� Vim-* tifa  l-nliociiuiu'**) Whtuh.  A *,cc:l!;*r :'.i'.*l laughable coincidence oca.*, red at 1" cables Corner early  line lM-r'-iuis il'iii'li**;: Uie past week. A  man with a mellow jag happened  along a few minutes before 2 A. M���������  and aftsr leaning against a telephone  pole for a few moments gravely lurched over and peered at the dial of a  pcnny-ln-the-slot weighing machine  that stood in front ot tho drug store  ut the corner.  "Trying���������hlc���������t' see what time lt  in!" ho grnvtfy explained to Officer  .lalco Holzlln, ot the seventh district,  who stood at tho corner.  "Woll, you'll have to drop a penny  in the slot and stand on tho platform  If you want to ascertain tho tlmo by  that machine," said tho ollicor, jokingly.  The beja^gered Individual felt In his  pocket, brought forth a penny and,  ���������.������������������������������������ivoly mounting tho machine, dropped the cent In tho slot, und thc hand  spun around thc dial.  At that   Instant   Sergeant   Grimm  appeared on the scene n,������d asked the  man with tho jug what ho was doing.  "Findin" out   th'���������hlc���������time!"   was  the answer.  "It Is Just 1:68 o'clock," said the  sergeant consulting his watch,  "Your watch is���������hlc���������right to a���������hlc  ���������second," answered the man on the  ^cnlcB and this machine says lt is  1:66 o'clock, which is four minutes ot  ���������hlc���������2." And tho Individual with  the mellow jag. who weighed just 156  pounds, jag and till, descended solemnly from tho scnlcs and congratulated  Sergeant Grimm upon the excellence ot  his timepiece.���������Chlnclnnnti Enquirer.  A. -'uatiUK Ul I' lull.  He���������Thero are two 'periods in oa  man's life when he never understands  a woman.  "indeed, and when are thoy?"  "Before he    is married   and   afterward."���������Collier's Weekly.  i * *���������������������������'-  Mrs. Mcddergrass (reading theatrical advertisement)���������Wanted���������Leading  man, who can double, if necessary.  Now, I wonder what that means.  Mr. Meddcrgrass���������Want him to he  one o' these here contortln' fellers, o'  course.���������Baltimore American.  Tom���������Congratulate me, old chap!  Miss Flypp has just presented me vtll\  the key to her heart.  Jack���������Humph! It's dollars to  doughnuts she will have tbo lock  changed  to-morrow.���������Chicago  News.  Cholly Fish���������This April weather Is.  60 changeable that one is never safe  without nn umbrella.  Ko Time to Lone.  Tt would be a good thing if every  time we aro tempted to say a mean  thing we could first try it in a phonograph to see how it sounds.  Our greatest pleasures are those wo  share with others.  Why is lt so many of the gentler se*  are called "summer girls?" Have we  ���������aaot "summer men" also?  More jewelry than ever Is being  from.  .. Ko young uian can hope to marr.  fo please all his relatives, nor a youna  lady, either, for that matter.  It takes a courageous woman to pasa  under a ladder.  More than one woman spends a lot  of money on a be&t blacW silk which  ehe saves up for xrand occsHtons; then  when tbe time comes around to wear it  she spends a lot more money gottinj  it altered up-tc ;'ate.  Timo can make us, old ln years, bill  he cannot age ottr heartix  TI-*r Only  l:***i������nn.  A woman who had ignored a sub-  : poena to appear as a witness in a case  ! recently tried in "VVistmorelar.d, Kan.,  i was brought before thc court by the  [ sheriff to answer for contempt.  "What reason,    madam," said    the  judge,  severely,   "have  you  tor    not  obeying the summons of the court?"  "I hain't got none, Mr. Judge," she  ' replied, "only we have smallpox down  at our house, an' I thought you might  he kinder sorter prejudiced ag'ln It."  Court was instantly adjourned, and  the judge, sheriff, and onlookers stampeded for the outside.���������New York Tribune.  Blio'd Dolt,  Crashi  There came the sound of falling  dishes from the kitchen. The cook  appeared at the dining-room door.  "Plaze, mum," she said, "the whole  -av your besht dinner set Is broken  fwhoile Oi wuz washln' it!"  The houfietrlfe wept.  "B'gecl" isaid he; husband, "If the  powers co-aid on_7 get that girl, tha  lob of breaking __ China -ivcuUd soon  bo anlahxdJ*  Hia Majesty tin, Klnc.  There was a great excitement near  the Majestic buildlns. A constantly  growing crowd of humanity surged  around an object in the centre. The  sidewalk was completely blocked, and  even the autocratic scorcher was compelled to change his mad course to  avoid collision with the street enthusiasts, whose voices rose and fell on the  breeze like an advancing host hailing  an uncrowned ruler.  " 'Noiher victim of the bicycle, 1  s'posc," said tbe mar. who loses many  valuable moments during the day trying to cross the streets in safety.  "Or the street car," supplemented  another, and they added their information seeking presence to the throng.  A policeman finally came along and  dispursed the mob. And the cause ot  frHii*-_io������d-_-������siuB^s***--a--������u^  estal like o conqucr'r.g hero of old.  His cold, proud eye surveying thc officer with contempt, and be t-evmed  ready to receive any bouquets that  might he thrown at him. The crowd  j-cred the pollcempi, and the curbstone divinity bow: >' to the renewed  plaudits of the mul'*''udn.  H--* was a baseball player.���������Detroit  Free Press.  Tommy Bates (the elevator boy)-������  Hurry and catch on if you want to go  upl  l  the  his  llnrcnin C<������u* '~r Votlmy.  The woman cat'" date faced  mean man who wi:-led to soil  vote.  "No, Eir!" she sai'i, "I will not give  you $1 for your vot'. It is not worth  If  "Take It for 90 cents, lady," said <_)������������������  mean man.  "Why didn't yon say that before?  Ar,<i rtn you vote twice for $1.07V*  -*U_**'t'.'-i'������-<l.  Stubb���������That fellow Maroon Is a  clever artist. You know In moving  his "Fox Hunt"* a large iiOje was punctured in the canvas.  Penn���������I suppose the painting was  ruined?  Stubb���������Not at all. Maroon tell*  peopli! there is no hole there. That  It is a realistic fox den.  Youthful Htr.*it-n--r.r.  Jones���������gee those obys throwing ono  of their number into the water! And  he doesn't seem to mind it a bit!  .finis���������Of course not! His mother  t.nld hlni not to go in the water, and  hc'B having hla,gang throw him In. so  he cup tell her a whole lot o* had boys  got hold of hlni and throw him la.  A Trying; Occasion,  Smart Set.  "You are late, madam."  "You said 11."  "Yes, madam;  but yesterday."  "My! how stupid!    Did it matter?"  "It     always     matters   with     mo  madam."  =_il_ am_BOD*v,i=IJ^.3=y^i^pardoiv',-aii  "It  is  granted,  madam.    Slip   this"  off. please."  "The waist flrst?"  "Oh, certainly. There. Erect,  please."  "How is that?"  "Belter. Emilo, tho pins."  "I'm sorry, now, you didn't let mo  have the other material. This  looks-���������"  "Tut, madam. This will be perfect  when it Is completed."  "But������������������"  "You must allow roo to be tho judge,  madam.    Your elVir***.**.  please."  "The sleeve secrns .-../kward."  "You do not know.   "Wait."  "Can I stand,that so tight around  my neck?"  "Certuinly, madam. It Is necas*  tary."      ���������  "I am afraid  that color������������������"  "Madam, you do not know. I am  !he judge."  "I  think I-am-about to faint."  "How dare you, madam? Don't you  ice that I am In a hurry?"  Ills U rim ii A (lections.  Judge John L. Hall, of Macon, ono  ot the South'B-ablest lawyers, is here  attending the. Supreme Court.  All efforts to interview him on the  Boers, the Philippines or the unspeakable Turk failed, buL he told this  story with great effect:  "When war was declared against  Spain the darkies became greatly agisted because there was talk of putting them to tho front to fight the  Spaniards. They offered till sorts of  amusing excuses for not enlisting.  "One old negro eaid to a man who  was urging him to. take up arms  against Spain:  " 'What for, Mars George," said the  old man. T ain't got, nuthin' aglnst  them Spaniards. They never dono  nuthin' to me. I ain't got a thing  against them Spaniards, what's the use  of us flghtln'?'  "'Patriotism,' replied the man;  'you should fight for love ot country.'  "'Hehl' eald the darky, 'luv cr  country. I dun live In town so loni-t  I ain't got no use for de country.'"���������  Atlonta Jorunnl.  -m'.lien-llio_l*������Hn->Ver-P-I.- ���������.".������*  A Kdw Ycnri lliflice.  The Wayfarer���������-Please can you help  i poor man that can't git no work at  tils trade?  "What is your trade?"  'Tt used to be stealin' horses���������when  Ihey was horses fer to be stole."���������Indianapolis Press.  Ilia tcleit *>r it.  "Yonr Honor," said th,e lawyer to  lhe rural Justice, "we appeal to a  Higher court."  "All right," reeled the Justice,  "take him out and lynch him,"���������A_-  jaota Constitution.  We saw throe women in a street car  that were disfigured.  One, when she smiled, showed u hid-  c'tftis cavity in her upper set of teeth..  One hnd a dark mole ou bur check,  a repulsive mole, not one like thnt  which Iachimo describes so amorously  to lhe jealous king.  The third had an ugly mark on one  side of her nose.  Apparently reconciled to thalr lot,  Hioy talked together lu high glee, sisters in misfortune.'  How handsome they would have  been without those blemishes! '  And we thought of stories���������of Hawthorne's tale���������of the old legend which  tells how Gaultier won the daughter  of Hippocrates and freed her from  Imprisonment In a snake's body by  kissing her loathsome mouth.  Perhaps we dozed, for the sun was  hot and the car was slow.  We looked again with a look of admiration   tempered   with   respectful  pity.;  We rubbed our eyes. The women  were radiant, without blemish.  They had all raised.their black dotted net veils.���������New York Evening  World. ,   '-''  Ha Colllil Afford To.  Guest (trying to be agreeable)���������  What an enormous number of maga-  tines you must read, Mr. Millions! I  notice your library table is piled high  with them.  Millions (testily)���������Must, my dear  friend���������must? I hope you'll admit I  ;an afford to subscribe to every mag-  izlne that is published: without being  ablised to read one of them.  Sorry for l>lir_roiit Itrn-iona.  One laudable change in England IB*  that a contempt for conmerce, which  once  flourished  In   the  higher social  .classes, is   now everywhere   discouraged.  James Payn says that sixty years  ngo the gilded aristocracy looked  down on every one who derived his  income from such a source, save bankers, whom they dared not despise.  Young men thought themselves heroic  ln preferring a profession, with probable penury, to an assured competence  with their hands soiled by trade. This  absurd prejudice Is now as much ridiculed by young men as by the old.  One aristocratic youth lately became engaged to tho* ward of a gentleman belonging to Hie old school,  who thought It necps&ary to apologize  for a certain blot on her scutcheon.  "I have to confess, my dear sir,"  said he, "that her family has been  quite recently connected with trade."  "I am Borry-���������" began the young  man gravely.  "So am I," put In the old gentleman, testily.   "But it can't be helped."  "I was about to say," continued the  young man, "I am sorry Ihat you  should have thought me such a stupendous donkey au to care two-pence  about it."���������Youth's Companion.  ISa-illy llf-picctleil.  Dr. Bloomtteld, Bishop of London  half a century ago, was ,i man of  much wit, and also had a keen appreciation of wit in other people, whatever their walk In life might be.  j Once when a now church in his diocese was to.be consecrated the Bishop  received several letters complaining  that the architect bf the new church *  had disfigured the interior and exterior  ���������with "useless gewg.iw." Consequently the Bishop wont down to the little  town to make an Inspection of the  building, and summoned the architect  :-to*-^eet-him-=there.^-^_o^____,___,i__==i  The Bishop could find nothing amiss  ���������with the exterior of the church, nor  with the interior, until Just as ho  reached tho chancel he looked up and  vaw four wooden Images apparently  guarding the pulpit.   ,  "What do those figures represent?"  lie inquired.  "The Tiur evangelists, my lord," ro-  pllcd the architect.  'They appear to be asleep," said the  Bishop.  "Do you think so, my lord?"  "That's the way they look to me,"  said the Bishop, decidedly.  "John,"  called  tbe  architect    to a '  man who was at work on one of the  pews, ."bring your chisel and 'Open the  eyes    of    the    evangelists."���������Youth'B  Companion.  Tho Mnn.  The man seems to be morose, surly  and selfish.  He occupies a hut in the woods, with  not even a dog for a companion.  Which is fortunate, perhaps, for  the dog, for the man cooks his own  meals.  He wears a faded blue Jacket and ft  pair of brown overalls, and when he  ie seen outside his hut he is pottering  around in a seemingly aimless fashion.  He wears his hair long and uncombed.  He does not shave.  He smokes a strong black pipe.  He buries himself in his hut.  He  admits  no  visitors.  He goes nowhere.  No.    He is not crazy.  Ke has not been -disappointed in  love.  He Is writes a hook, and he Itos  ln a hut ln the woods so he can ba  close to Nature's Heart.���������Chicago Ttl-  bune. ____________  !  m  ���������������������������i\  ���������MSgKSBBSBaiBiB*^^  1 kb  THE FIRST CONDITION  OF REPENTANCE,  ������  i  John P. Poters, Hector St. Michael's  Protestant Episcopal Church,  Now York City.  Not every ono tliat snllh nn to .me, -Lord,  lord, shall enter Into tlio Kingdom of  Heaven, but lie that iloeth tho will of my  Fathor which Is In  Heaven.���������Matt., vll.,  A man cannot live a life which he  knows to be wrong and make his peace  with God by penance, or prayers, or  gifts.  The man who makes his money in  an improper way, nnd then seeks to  win himself a place in the Kingdom of  God by building churches and endowing universities and other charities may  succeed in getting the very best pew  in the richest and most pious church;  he may become thc sworn friend of  godly pastors; he may figure as a director of a dozen charitable institutions; he may sit on many platforms  and denounce vice very loudly at public meetings, but never in any sucli  way can he enter into the Kingdom of  God.  , God docs not condone fraud, and  the frauds which the imperfect laws of  man cannot touch arc tried in thc  Court of God Almighty, exactly as  though they were midnight burglary  or highway robbery. The man. who  has amassed his millions by railroad  wrecking and stock watering, by controlling Councils and Legislatures, by  ingenious deals through which the  money in equity belonging to others  has by.no process punishable by human law passed into his possession, is  tried and convicted in the Court of  God, on tlie vulgar charge of theft.  (There is no use there in giving enormous retainers for thc very best counsel to defend liim on iiis trial. Thc  most pious priests and eloquent  preachers cannot save him from the  clutches of the law of God, no, nor  even win delay. Neither can he bribe  the jurors, and the Sheriff that receives him will* not allow him to escape on any pretext nor for any sum.  He must serve his turn witli safe-  burglars, pickpockets, footpads, train  robbers, sneak thieves, confidence men  and tlie like. W*tli them is his portion in the hereafter. God knows no  ���������difference between them. He classes  them all together, enemies of society,  enemies of the State, enemies of righteousness, enemies of God. He has  thc same condemnation for thc man  ��������� who robs you of your purse and thc  man who contrives to relieve tlie public of $50,000,000. They are in His  sight equally loathsome, equally vulgar,  equally criminal.  No character that priests or pastors  can "give the big thiet" is going to make  him any less hideous in God's sight  than the common burglar; no retainer  which he may give theni to plead his  pica in the shape of churches and  charities is going to help him to gqt  ..free from thc awful condemnation of  God, his judge. Every one who reads  our Lord's words must sec thnt He  was speaking of just such pious scamps  when He said: "Not every one tliat  saith unto me. Lord, Lord", shall enter into tlie Kingdom of Heaven, but  he that docth the will of my Fntiicr  ,which is in heaven." Those churches,  /hospitals, asylums, universities, libraries, missions, and the like, arc their  cry of "Lord, Lord," and when they  utter that cry in that particulai manner there <ye pleiuy, of. really pious  men who will tumble over one another  the  attempt to take   them  by the  ���������uch a good work as that will be accepted of God and forgiven?"  Supposing that a man had picked  another man's pocket of five dollars.  It he came to you and gave you five  cents of that toward building churches, and ten cents toward sending out  missionaries, and five cents toward  educating men for .the ministry, and  ten cents toward erecting a hospital,  would you shake him by tlie hand and  assure him tliat he wns doing more  good than he had ever done harm, and  that he was* a noble Christian, who  would surely be accepted of God ?  You certainly would say that thc very  first condition of repentance ,iust be  restitution ; that he must be thoroughly sorry for what he had done and  must turn nbout, lead a new life and  give up theft altogether.  The conditions t-rc the same whether  a man lias taken much or little, and  whether he has taken it in a way punishable by human law, or in aii1 ungodly manner whicli yet is not punishable  by human law. The first condition of  repentance is restitution, and no man  can draw near to God until he repent  him of his sin.  "The  Dhrink: Again."  While Dr. Temple, whose recent death  has shockod all "England, was Bishop  of London, he was entertaining nt his  house one evening some-young1.men who  wero about to be ordained by hiin. To  make the time pass after dinner tlio  Bishop invented a new parlor game.  "I will go into my study and Iio  down," ho explained, "and then you must  como in, one by one, and address 1110  as you intend to do your future- parishioners when making a sick cull."  Thereupon ho disappeared,-leaving his  'guests'considerably perturbed." Soon his  voice was heard, saying, "Are you going  to keep me here all night?"  The young men knew someone must  go, so lots were cast, and the die fell  on a young. Irishman from Ulster. Ho  entered the study with an air of assurance nnd, advancing to the lounge  whore the Bishop was lying, shook I113  head saidlv, nnd observed:*���������  "Ali, Frederick, Frederick ! So it's the  dhrink ngnm���������the dhrink again!"  - The Bishop nbout that tiine found that  he  fcit  like  adjourning  the  game  for  some other recreation.  BEES AND POULTRY.  Immunity to Bee Stings.  That a person who has been stung by  bees becomes in time immune to bhe  poison of the sting is asserted by Dr. II.  V. Parker. Ho reports that when lie first  began  stung, nnd that each sting was attended  with nettle pninj but tliat ns time went  en the pain nnd swelling bccnine less.  In the following year, while transferring 11 hive of bee.-!, he had an experience  iviiieli ho thus relates :���������  ".Sting followed sting in sticeossioi'i, ia  i'g.-s nuns, lingers, neck mul face. I im-  i;*i4.iii_<l what 11 picture I would present,  closed eyes and swollen hands nnd feet.  1 wnrkeil on, and sn did the bee.*;. I  i-iuild feel tho needle-like thrust,, but  !.':_ 11r iL did not seem to pain ns much,  and at last 1 finished thu task. With  aching lieud, slight nniiscn nnd vertigo  slowing coming on, 1 left my task with a  *>igh 01 relief for v, mil wns inri.-imiji.i_ii-  cd, aiid filled with wonderment as to  wlinI* iny personal nppcartinee would be.  "Imagine my astonishment to find  merely slightly raised red spots liko little pimples, with thc red -ting in tho  centre, us the result 01" eneh nnd every  fling, i must have had something like  forty of them on various parts of my  body. My clothes were full of theni, but  they, being so.thick, did not allow the  slings to penetrate. The dizziness, nausea nnd headache left me, nnd 'lticlutrd,  was'-himself ngnih.'  "When I again visited, my bees I did  not dread tlie stinging properties any  longer,-at. least'not ns much so ns. formerly, and then, and ever since, I lmvo  found Hint when a bee does sting me the  pain is only sharp' foi' an instant, am!  there is an.absence of the after swelling.  "I have since been slung ninny 111010  times than I was nt that time, and 'yet  none of the symptoms above referred l.o  hnve been reproduced. Ami not, therefore, immune to the poison of. the honey  bee, at least to a certain extent .?"���������  RT DEMAND FOR VALENTINES.  The following from an article ln The  New York Tribune is quite apropos :<������������������  Koses are not always blooming, but tha  winter comes anon ;  (Sunbeams are not ever sliini"<r, yot tho  clouds oft make day wan ;  to keep bees lie wns   frequently j And if love can give us pleasure, its existence wo should know  "PID   IN ENGLISH."  "White and "Clad**. Assassins.  When John Thomas, a negro, shot  tho Sheriff of St. -Charles' Parish this week, the inhabitants  of tlio parish instantly dropped  whatever they were doing and  proceeded to hunt the murderer down.  They caught liim, The New York Times  says, filled his body with bullets, and  then threw it into his blazing, cabin  to be consumed by the ilames. That  was a bad business, but understandable,  and not entirely undeserving the name of  "rude justice." But when Tillman shot  Gonzales, with much loss excuse than the  ignorant negro had for shooting the  Sheriff, nobody seemed to he at nil excited, no little army gathered to inflict  justice  of  any  kind,  and   the  present  hand and smile lovingly upon them,  and raise their eyes heavenward, and  say: "Oh, my dear sir, you arc doing  a noble work for the Lord. The Lord  has, indeed, blessed the whole corn-  munity in giving you this blessing of  wealth. You are preaching the Lord's  ���������Tame like a prophet; you are casting  out legions of devils and working very  miracles by your benevolence."  By and by this man comes to the  gates of. heaven. He is very sure of  admittance. He says: "Here[ arc jny  , testimonials from the Lord's representatives. ^l^Tlic^^ogLJiQj^LJigve  -prbpliesiedf^cast out "devils, and worked miracles." But the Lord says to  him: "I never knew yott; depart from  me ye workers of iniquity."  It is astonishing how men will blind  themselves to the very nature of God  , and to. the character of His dealings  with men; and it has  been the same  through all the ages of the    world's  history.    People Will keep thinking of  God as some being outside of us, who  can  be propitiated and  made to give  .us a reward  by means of something  which  wc do-or say.    That is heathenism,      unbelief,      devil      worship���������  whether    it calls  itself   /Buddhism or  Mohammedanism   or   Christianity,   or  by whatever name it calls itself.    God  \ is love ; God is truth ; the law of vir-  ; tue and integrity and loving kindness  is His will, and unless a mail set his  heart to do that will he cannot know  God and the  eternal life which  is in  , the  knowledge  of   God.      Neither  is  the law of God in any way an arbitrary  or an accidental thing, so : that-some  other condition- of our eternal happiness   could  or   can  be  given   to  man  than  the acceptance  for  thc  aim  and  ' rule  of  our  lives  of  this  divine  law.  It is essential because it is the fundamental law of thc  being of God and  ' of all that is  divine,  and  our eternal  happiness   lies   in   our   becoming  like  God, developing the divine in us,  be-  'ing united with Him and pervaded by  1 His  Spirit.      That, and  that only,  is  ���������"heaven and eternal life.  i    But a man  may say:���������"Is  it not a  j noble and  glorious  use of wealth  to  build hospitals, churches, colleges and  asylums ?      Supposing a man to have  I gotten   his   wealth    in   a   doubtful   or  J wrong manner,    what    better amends  can he "make than to use it in such a  -.manner ?      And can he  not even  do  Fmoro good by this means than he has  .done harm iii acquiring it ?     And do  [you not believe that a man who does  Indications are that even the law will  fn.il to punish the while assassin.1* The  difference is most remnrkahle and explanations of it are lacking. If either  incident stood alone it would not, be  ���������particularly mysterious, but the two together baffle comprehension. How can  people be at once so passionate and so  cool-headed, so bloodthirsty and so mild-  tempered 1  Colds in the Head.  Mas Nassauor asserts that an incipient cold in the head can be checked at  any time if the nose is thoroughly rinsed out with a weak solution of potassium  permanganate, which seems to have a  specific action upon tho germs causing  the trouble. He checks colds in the  first hour or so, and llms escapes nil  the catarrhal and bronchial annoyance  that follows in their train. He lias n  strong solution' of potassium permanganate on hand. A, few drops of, this  nre added to warm water until it is  colored n pale pink.; After blowing tlio  nose vigorously, both nostrils Are rinsed;  out well with this weak solution,- nlIow-:  ing the. iluid ' to run out through: the*  other nostril and -'through' the 'mouth.  Each nostril is then wiped out with cotton on tlie linger to remove all''remaining germs. A small dry plug of cotton  is then pushed weir up into each nostril and the nostrils filled. with the  weak solution, with thc head held.back,  allowing the cotton to soak it up. Tlie  cotton is left undisturbed for about an  hour, for the warmth nnd mijisturej to  produco-th-ir^effec.^^  expelled by blowing the nose.  Profit in Pure-bred Poultry.  Many farmers have discovered that  thero is money in poultry-raising, but  the greater majority still believe that  it is a branch of farming too insignificant to demand attention, and turn this  department over to the women. Quito  often tho women of tho family discover  in tlieir reading that there are possibilities in poultry-keeping, and . astonish tho superior man with .the .financial  return. As a "matter of fact, although  J10 would not admit it, ninny a farmer  has found the poultry money very handy to meet somo obligation. If any farmer who has no fiuth in poultry ns profitable stock should turn what he lias  over to his wife or daughter, on tlio  ���������understanding that she mny have for  her own use what money she can make  out of the venture, he would, in tho  mnjority of enses, be very nnxious to bo  taken into partnership in a short time,  for his wife or daughter would demonstrate to his satisfaction thnt poullry-  rnising means more money thnn mero  pin money. , ...  But keep only pure stock. The mongrel breeds are entirely too plentiful in  many sections; this is due to the crossing nuisance. Thc idea seiins to be prevalent that by crossing the breeds, the  fowls will be better nnd the layers more  vigorous, combining the good qualities  of two or more breeds. This is not tlio  case. Indiscriminate crossing will destroy; many of the good qualities of the  ihreedj nnd the sooner it is done awny  with the better for. the farmers and  ���������poultrynien. The best results are obtained hy sticking to pure -breeds, anil  crossing should he done only along certain lines. A mongrel or barnyard -fowl  is ono thnt has resulted from haphazard  -mating for years. Eneh year these birds,  become more mixed, until finally thore  Bo  through  cloudy  dnys and sunny, if  you lovo me, tell me so.  "When a mnn gets that fnr," snid a  valentine dealer tlie other day, as ho  threw a couple of dimes in tlio cash  drawer aud spread before a friend a  duplieato of the burning message hidden  nway in the dopths of the huge heart-  shaped Valentino just sold to n young  man with blue eyes and blonde hair,  "when ono gots that fnr," commented  tho valentine man, as he tested ono of  tho dimes, "there's little hope for him."  St*. Valentine's Day fnlls on 'February  14th, and the man who insists that sentiment is dead, that the world is n cold,  prosaic, mathematical sort of place,  must this week at least take liis place  among the other croakers. There aro  tacts and figures at hand to prove that,  measured by the valentine scale, the  world is becoming more and more sentimental with each'succeeding year. For  instance, in Worcester, -lass., whore tho  shops of tlie George C. Whitney Company, one of the largest makers of valentines in tho country, are located,  nearly three hundred women and girls  and about"two'hundred men and boys  have been working, from curly in tlio  morning until 10 o'clock at night, printing, embossing, coloring, pasting, mounting, packing and snipping valentines at  the rate of ninny thousand dnily. What  is said to be'-the largest single order for  valentines over filled in the world was  recently sent out from these shops. It  was sent to Chicago, and included  1,362,000 *val.entincs of nil kinds nnd  styles, from tlie two-for-n-cent variety  up to some of the highest priced nt*  fairs, done on satin, with lnce paper and  hand painted designs. To send this big  shipment required four freight ears, tlio  valentines being packed into two thousand cases.  "There is a constantly increasing demand for valentines," said a prominent;  manufacturer recently. "Why, our  shops are running dny and night, and  still wc.'oannot fill the orders pouring  in upon ns. They began to come in as  early as last August*, and now the de-  niand has renched its height."  Be Careful." of Your Knee. ���������*���������:  Danger lurks now in so"many quarters  thnt nobody will be surprised to learn  that there is a certain peril even in as  harmless an institution as a bureau  drawer. Unless it is carefully used; this  institution is capable of causing all kinds  of trouble. Listen to the testimony of  a physician on the subject.  "Women who get into the habit of  closing a bureau drawer'by a pressure  of the knee,*'' he snid, "do not realize  the -hnrm thnt may result from this  practice. I havo.known many serious  cases of water;on the knee that were  caused Jn thii way.  "The force required to shut a drawer  iu this way is slight, and one scarcely  (notices the contact of the knee with  the drawer. But the knee joint is a  delicate structure and a bruise mny  easily he caused thnt will lend ultimately to very serious consc-quo-nce**. I hnve  had many patients who, from indulging  in this habit, have brougjit on illne3se3  that lasted from one month to six, So  my advice to nil women is to lean over  and sli uf the drawer.  "It is better, Although it mny seem  more, troublesome at the minute. The  leaning over, instead of being n disadvantage, is rcnlly nn excellent means of  exercise, nnd no way of closing a drawer  is so dangerous as to push it with the  knee."  is no telling to .what breed tlieir ance3  tors belonged. , . .'������������������;, '"'  -.'..Why.;'Is''- the. pure-bred" i:fowl; better  than, the -mongrel?- 'The---"'reasons : aro  many- For one, you can always depend  on -the pure-bred for- uniform - ..growth.'  Take "a mongrel hen, and; lier* chickens  will vary, J' Thoy never grow fast, and  one ori two in the bunch will be ready  for market two months before the  others. Not'only that; the pure-bred nrn  ���������uniform in looks after dres-ing, nnd sell  higher on this nccount for breeding iind  hatching purposes. Their eggs nnd -l.liem**'  selves always sell higher than the market-price   for. cither _?crsQn___rai___j.  The Late M.  de Blowitz  The London Times devotes six columns  to a biographical nrticle of M. de Blo-  witz,   its  Into  correspondent  at   Paris,  and without exception the most famous  correspondent   in   the   world.     In   the  course of the article The Times says:���������  Anyone who    hoped    to  detect  the  secret of Blowitz's success by observing  his' manner of life would have been grievously disappointed.    Ko man was ever  less ostentatious in his work,    lie read  few books, asked few questions, and took  no notes, and for all the work he seemed  to do.you might have thought that he  took life easily.    But he possessed tho  power of thought and a stupendous imagination. As an anatomist reconstructs  a.skeleton from a solitary bone, so 131o-  witz could reconstruct a speech from a  sentence  or a  situation  from  a* single  fact.    He never began nn article till he  had the whole of it clearly-in his mind,  and then he.would dictate it deliberately but fluently.-iii. French-lo'.'hia shorthand writer, who would tlien transl.ito  and despatch it without alteration of a  single word.    He had nn unmistakable  stylo of  his own, and  his articles  had  the rare quality of being almost literally translntablc'into English.  His tnloht  for invective never led him into personal  abuse; lie could narrate with'simplicity  and clearness, hut he was also capable  of profound generalization and had  an  extraordinary power of describing au intricate situation.'.-.��������� In. spite of the fact  that Blowitz spent the best part of h'1'3  life in  writing    for��������� the most "critical  classes  of  the  British /pubjie^jhis'acquaintance with England was curiously;  limited.    A few days spent every, year  or. so at the Savoy.' Hotel in London,  where  lie foil an  easy  prey to  photographers; and inembers* of Parliament, a  dinner party or two, and 11 few dnys at  Bear  Wood made-;*up   the  sum   of   his  experiences of this country.    He.never  really 'mastered   the   Knglish''-language-  and accordingly few Englishmen wore to  j be numbered ninong .hja_ friends.. BIo\vitz_  Nero had ordered the burning of  Homo.  "it was iny only hope," he apologized  to those around hihi'j "my wife was going to clean house."  In the joy of his heart ho played his  violin, thus turning against liim ninny  wjio would otherwise have forgiven liim.  the pure-breds exclusively in this conn- j  try must keep nil their eggs from .-early. ���������  spring until the hatching season is over  to supply the demand for the eggs; and  now, since incubntors 'are..so useful nnd  common, those who want eggs often order many weeks abend, to get all tliey  need. Another renson is that the mongrel hen averages nt the best about -10  eggs per year. The pure-bred laying  breeds with worst enre given will lay  over a hundred eggs, and, with moderate -attention,"I have known them to  lay very close to two hundred eggs per  year.  What Is needed is tn bring our pure  breeds -up to the highest type of hardiness, utility and beauty, and tlicii for  the poultry farmer to use only fowls  that are strictly pure in blood. Until  then poultry-raising will be more or  less an uncertainty.* When pood blood  is used, we see success in nil branches  of live stock. Blood is the fnunlmi. 11  of success. In all the established, businesses the best is what must be secured  for foundation. Mongrel liens mny  answer some owners, but the best i.s  the cheapest in the long run, mid tho.-.s  who would prosper' in the future poultry business must prcduee (lie best for  breeding. As n rule, you cannot buy  a breeder's best- birds nnle-s he raises  theni in large numbers nnd has, more  good birds than lie needs for his own  breeding pens���������birds fully ns.good ns he  has selected for his own use. If he is  nn honest breeder, you. can buy eggs for  hatching from his .best pens, and tlio  chances nre you can raise birds just as  good ..is his best al a small cost. Start  right by saving only the best eggs from  the selected hens for * incubntion, the  most prolific Inyers. .The cost of pure  brod fowls to commence with will be but  [.little, and*, they w'll prove more profitable thnn -the common or cross-bred  kinds.���������Charles Ainge, in The Country  Gentleman.  for"'lii3"pni''ri"otni_^it~rn"lli^_inir_ to uu  forstaiid tl.������ English mi "occasion.*!. Dining the Congress of Berlin lie happened'  to find himself nt a reception standing  next to Mr. Disraeli, who, by way of  opening tlie,eonver?ntio:iJ*I,*m niitly/nsk-  ed liim how long-lie Iind been studying  politic?. '*_Iais, depuis ijiie je suis ne!"  replied BlowiLz in nin.-i/emi'iit. Always  impatient of platitude.-) .-lie never ceased  to marvel that, one of tlie'-first.' statesmen in Europe could bb guilty of s'leli  nn inane q;ie**.tioh. Xor could he q'lilu  comprehend thc Ivpe of l-"iigli*dini!i>i who  scours tin continent full of zeal and  loaded with introductions in -the hope of  becoming within thc short apace of llirce  months an authority on foreign politics. But whore England was concerned  he was content not to understand everything. He wept tears of grief over Co-  lenso and tears of joy two months Inter  over i'narilcherg. Nobody was more delighted to see tlie welding of the British  Empire under the pressure of adversity,  nor had anybody a greater admiration  on the whoic for tlie English national  character and institutions.  Those who aro chiefly acquainted with  ���������"pidgin" Engliah tlirough the medium  of comic opera and Bret Harte's dialect  poems would be surprised to find how  different is tho language which forms  the solo medium of communication bo-  twecn European and native when on-  countered in its natural environment.  Pidgin   (literally    business)    English,  says Tlio  I'n 11  Mull  Gazette,  is   made  up of idiom, of words derived from English,  French,   Portuguese,    nnd  a    fow  other lnngunges, with the addition of a  dozen  or  so  expressions  of  which   the  origin   is   untraceable.       Although     of  somewhat nursery  sound    nnd  circumlocution, most of tlio phrases in ordinary  uso,  as   well   as   those   which   tho  Chinaman will invent on the spur of tho  moment, aro reninrknlily expressive, far  moro so than their Knglish  equivalent-!,  Thus "savvy," obtained, of uoursc, from  tho French, is used not only in the obvious senso of "know,"  hut further to  indicate gumption, occasionally craft, na,  for example, "Boy have plenty savvy."  implying the person    under    discussion  would   act 'wisely :     or,     ngnin,    "Mo  thinkce lie too muchec savvy," to convey  tho  idea  of  one  whose  neutcucss  vergos on  cunning.      "Look    sen,"    of  which the ordinary meaning is obvious,  is nlso fairly expressive when used  to  indicate   mere   external   show.      "Alio  look seo pidgin," summing up the person whose business in life is to make a  good appearance.     But the chief interest of this language undoubtedly centres  around the peculiar use of idiom. "Always" is rendered "any time" (which is  far more reasonable) and never ns "any*  time no."      "You nre never to do so,"  for .example,  would    be  expressed    by  "Any time no enn do so fashion."  '.'Who" nnd "what." curiously enough,  are always accompanied by tlio noun:  "Who mnn ?" "What, thing V' Tho  latter, however, mny menu also "What  is the matter V Again, tho adverb  "so" invariably'replaces "that" ns "Ita  tnlkco so ho no manclice that pidgin."  "How" becomes "What fnshion?" and  "Very" "too." My" stands for T, me,  my, mine, and "he" for both'.'genders  and nil eases. The use of the', word  "b'long" ia -since of the vcfb to bo is  one of the things which cannot be explained, but is pi-'clicnlly universal,  while "can," to show futurity, is equally  peculiar. "What time ypu can go?"  means "What time will you go.-?". "He  enn wnlkco" he will si .art. The qualifying word "side" is ndded to the name  of any place without exception, thus a  Chinaman speaks of "England side,"  "Jnpnn side," "topside" (upstairs), nnd  so forth. The uso of "chance" for "profit" is certainly surprising, for no allusion to the-doubtful result of specula**  tion or trade is intended, nnd among  other amusing peculiarities may be mo**"**  tioncd "Number one" as the universal  superlative ; Number one good or bad,  ���������best or worst, and a "Number one*' person, meaning a chief oflirinl. " "Number one topside yoss pidgin "man" is  bishop ; "number ono topside soldier-  man" is general oiliccr commnnding.  "Two piecce" means two. , "Cathcheo  plenty fnce," to obtaiii or make a position of dignity.  Ladies npprccinte the ' conventionalities which surround- calling language.  When tho front door boll -is nnswered  tlio visitor inquires, "Mississee havo  got ?" lo which the nnswer is "Havo  got," nt home. "No got" is not receiving to-dny, or "Have go out." "Chop-  chop," be quick; "mau-mnu," go slowly ;  "chui-cliiii" and "chow." nro, of course,  Chinese words, pure nnd simple. Bliob-  hery���������angry; tiliin���������luiieli. nnd chit���������a  letter or cheek, aro nil Hindustani introduced by early traders with previous  Indian experience. tlodown, for warehouse, may nlso 'be traced to the same  origin, ns it wns formerly the custom  to store goods in vaults, .to which'the  merchant had literally to go down when  ho wished to handle liis stock.  "Mnskce," never mind, is Portuguese,  nnd from the samo -language' various  words less in uso are culled nnd aro specially to bo met among tho Eurasian  population which represents mixed marriage of European nnd native, and with  whom, very naturally, ii -bastard tongue, neither ordinary pidgin nor Portuguese, prevails. Pidginx-is easy to acquire, but takes a littlo while to follow  among persons speaking rapidly.. , It is  rather curious thnt where Fronch or  Germans settle in treaty ports they  converso with natives in the vulgar tongue 'of neither party, but in this dialect, whicli has to lie acquired by both.  .<MSg������ Interesting Items.  Charles Rothschild has perhaps the  most curious museum of any collector to  Europe. At Trlng Park he keeps tho*  ���������ands and thousands of fleas. The ma*  peum is in cluirgo of Doctor Jordan. _*���������*"������������������  ery animal and bird has its particular  kind of flea. Very many havo several  different kinds. It clearly follows that  tho gathering of fleas affords diverse material for tho collector. In the Roth*  child collection is ono mole flea (Ilystrf-  ehopsylla talpac) a llfuh of an inch in  length.  The Italian Government has crecte-i  along tlie Swiss-Italian frontier 111 nnv  miles of metallic netting, hung with  bells.    The object is to prevent contra*  COMiv;������N73  ���������������������������--.1 -  ". ffs f." I  'Atnomi mil thc -    *  ttants, iWTOWs an   _'-.  the lt-te Henry A. i._*.*.*..���������  <���������-   ..<**  ft temper ������o swc<t, a Oirpo-itic. ������*��������������� ���������--.  tunny, that If he,die rot make a': ivho..,;  knew him believe in thc goodn-. 3 ot.���������.  earth be at least !: rlinrd them to be- ^  lieve In the reality of h aven.  "Which ought to be more honond, thai- ���������  person  With thc   Kre..'.<-st  numl ���������**���������   of"  selebrated anccEtc.s. o,* the person with  the _T������ate_t num.   .- o' celebrate d de?  tcendants?   Or Is tv.-i- .0 question or^  honor, dnce a m::n r.innot bo h������"d re-t  sponsible for whut. h:<- nnn-stor- did.l-  and ought not to he hold responsibly  for what his pos::.*i'y may do.  and other aninmls loaded with dutiable j m*n* ?L" ���������_rln,0r'.?,1'h,S_ "X^.  goofe-a plan that hns proved profitable    ������������Slai���������V_?^,���������'",.. -   *, Uml rirht 1?  to smugglers in the pnst, as it\vna can   S_^v HLlf.f [,, h,1' .... ,v ind   hr__V  ried on  mainly when guards could not I 5������f��������� a&ei^  ? ,l,he,2j���������.J- ^h_t   S_, .  loods to  tho accomplices of. the smug* I iw.rthA Ph!,*.__.-��������� i*,,;i-i* n**������ |iiv���������m__j  Biers on.lllib other side of the.line,   Th\ j Sfg*^*��������� Tt'he ������&������ whe_&  any one pocstssln-; these r]iinllflc_ala___-  "   "   ThOM i.-iom  -���������Tt  ������-..  handists sending over tlio frontier dogs j  '    **  "    '   '" *jl������ ]  netting hns not yet been carried the en-  tiro length of tlio frontier, but will soon  bo completed.  Stockholm clnim8 the largest school*  houso in U10 world, which has accommodations for 2,870 children. In the basement lire 100 bathrooms, whero the children aro required to bathe if their tench-  era think they nro not taught habits of  cleanliness ut homo. Sonp and towels  aro furnished freo by the city. A wholesome dinner is furnished poor children  at| noon in all the public .schools if they  need it, as in Norway, which insures every child at least one warm meal each  dny. Children whose parents enn afford  to pay for the dinner nre charged n nominal price, and tho personal pride and  independence of the Swedes compel many  people to pay who rea*lly cannot afford  to do so.  Levin Lake, a citizen of tho little village of Oxford, Miss., hns certainly made  a record for himself as a drummer. He  is the oldest active traveling man in the  United States, 'being still in harness at  eighty-six.-' He represents Armour & Co  in M ississippi, making towns by day and  night trains, and covering an average oi  2,000 miles a month. For thirty-four  ���������years 'lie lias represented this single Chicago house; has made few sales that  proved bad accounts; was a traveler on  tho iirst railroad train ever run in the  United States; never took a drink of  liquor, played a game of cuds, or tasted  ! tobacco;..has'not eaten'.more .than two  meals a dny for thirty years; nnd is the  oldest Mason in Mississippi.  The republication in English of the  -famous essay of the great French mathe*  inatician, Laplace, ou the theory of probabilities serves to recall the harm that  .'has resulted from a lack of general in-  ��������� formation on this subject. The confirmed  !gambler and the reckless speculator do  .not know how continually they fly in  I tlie face of Ulio tcadhings of science. A  irecent reviewer remarks: "If in a game  !of even chances red turns up twenty  i times in succession, it is still an even  '���������chnnco whether red or black turns up on  :tho twenty-first time; but no amount of  'mathematical reasoning will enable the  igamblor to-reaIize"thnt a previous run  ' of had luck gives no grounds for the ex*  Ipcctation of recovering his losses by ���������  . run of good luck in the future." It wai  partly to combat the . superstitions ol  gamblers and others that Laplace wrot*  his essay.  would wish to sub  Ood hath Joined 'o* c'her havo met each  other under clrcuiustaaccs more favar-  nblo to future her***!-*o������s t!i-*i a li.t-gio  which promotes matrimony by throwing out financial I*..:*,**.  It !o said that !n future no llccns?  ������tll be granted in England far thu  marriage of any divorced person. Tin  Churoh withholds her benediction frani  any such marriages. But so many marriages are nnhapny in spite of t__  Church's benediction that no one dt~  slrlng remarriage would expect fi* ho  happy because of it. "T! ���������*���������' i'*e l..ns-  dom of heaven ts within you'* appUci*  especially to the nar.'cd state. \vi.".t,  this modification, thnt In a hapcy r**er-*.  rlago each thinks that his oc *-*-���������.-  hezvea !_ ln the other.  Whyishould a centenarian pride h'***.- -  _elf on his age, since tt is sa achi..*.--  ment in which   tha   tortoise   exc *."������-.-  him?   On the other h_2*-i. w_r e-*"      '.  he net do so^ when he rem^r.-.-itrs !*��������� .-  one stands awed before a cedar of I--j_-  tnon?  SCIENCE  AND  INVENTION  1  Saving the Child.  1 "'If a person swallows poison by accident or purposely, instead of breaking  out into incoherent niid; multitudinoun  exclamations, despatch someone for the  doctor.'  "Th*t t-oiinds sensible," snid Jones, at  'he rend the above advice aloud to his  wifo one evening.  Then he read: '  " "Meanwhile run  to  the kitchen, gel |  'half :: glass of water, put into it a tea*!  fepooufi.il of salt and ns much  nitisLr,rd,  catch :i firm hold of the person's ncsa,  and  then  down  with  the  mixture.'  "There, my dear," said Jones  to *.iis  ''You'd better bear that in mind  rAn Italian o������ic:r, Colonel Concnr.i. ���������  has discovered that if water he -.���������__--  Jected to great cciE;.*ressic_.._u_ t_--t-,--*  decomposed  by me_:is  of--.-s.n- elec*. 'a.  current into Its elements, oxygen. l:!_-.  hydrogen, it will  en-Vicde  during, tl. ������_���������  operatloa with gri I lo.-ce.   Ke hc������ estimated that it3 power   Is    forty-fi-."*.-^  tlmc3 greater tba-i gunpowder.    Ti -**-  name of Cosmos has ber-n given to,f ���������*-  new explosive, and   a   company   Ir*-  been organised for the purpose of. c::-v  plotting the Invention.   It can bo t~i-*-.  died with ahcoluta saf.ty.  Tn the copper district near. Hough*! ~t.-v  Michigan, anew ore of nickel, to whU ������;*.   .=  the naci. ilohawkite is giveD, has h_e.������-- .  discovered, ������ays tho Youth's Compac.---   -  Ion. '.'������������������ It contains ar--.En.ide. of    cc-ppcR  and arsenide of nickel, and its compos:-:   -.  tion is such that it: is said tocompns**  well as an alloy of copper nnd nickelV  for which a demand already exists lathe arts.  It uaed to he b-.";-.*.-d tv2t raven*:'  lived longer than any other species oft  birds, and lt was er." 1 "*-* *v."'r r.gffc  fresjuently exceeded a *.*,.. :.'_��������� ".scrnfli  studies of the subject indicate that _<*-_  authentlc'lnstance. of a raven surF������-*^������ ���������  inat-70 years ot ags is en record. r-,ft  parrots have been known to live I-*_  years.  The Swiss are going to try the O*--.  frfc furnace on a Ian*:*** <���������*-���������! *���������*��������� for sc** -  ing Iron-ore in lh_ A!,:.**, rlltti. r  meet of the Iron u.-**.(" n *���������;���������-���������, irr-jr:- t  has been Itnported f.'-r... 1 <~ r.rSaz?  cause of lack of coal ii, -*-ri*- jrlact ���������  t smalt th-.' native" or*.���������. T*-? :'-,cr A*. *  J will furnish the cUctilc potrcr-.; _.  quired.  Th^ Zoological ���������"->-"  __s a rtrr.i.kable t; -:*:'i '  raising'cf. lions' for  .**-  than CO? lloas.hav " *  Trlrh capital city si:   - :'��������� ���������: T���������t cr*-' '���������  dents Were made, i*_era than 20 ycr���������i  T->,������--' -.,_  J i .  wife.      _-.... ---,.._..   .  .......,.._.,.  in e.-">a one of the children should ncci- 1 a*^*5,  deiihilly get hold of poison and I should- i The ec.uncil of the *i*.e::crn Che---*,  n't be at home. But vou women flv rijtbt ! ���������*������������������--* Society has adopted reso-utic- ������  oir the handle at the verv time vou \ favoring the eetab1 Is*-*-*-: ������������������ f of a lmr--t 1  ought lo be self-possessed a'nd have'ill I ot chemistry, which rbsuiu have pov .j  your w-its about fou." I'to enforce-puro-food-lawstthrottghc-J  * "       "     ' ' the country.  The estaMIs___ent of 3 hydro_rapV:_  dlvision in e-B&ectir-_ with the Unit-J.  $tatea *We_thfr _tur.au Is contemplate*  tor the pujpc���������' of giving warning cf  (Soda. 1  Tho very next day the servant came  running upstairs and gasped out:  , "Oh, ma'am I Oh, Mr. Jones! The  ibaby! He's swallowed half a bottle ������  -oddynum, and-���������" ,  ' "Good gracious!" shouted Jones, jumj>  |!ng three feet into the air and yelling  [like a hooligan. "The child'U bo dead iq  ten minutes. What are we going to dol  Hun for tho doctor!    Get some of the  Our Vulnerable Spot.  Thc northwest frontier of India'is regarded as the one vulnerable spot' in  the llritish Empire. It i*; Ihe only door  through which a powerful and envious  rival might enter the King's dominions.  Russia has long had lier eye on thnt  door���������Afghanistan, During tho past  few months she has massed enormous'  numbers of troops at Kuslik, on the  very border of Afghanistan.  Tlio Balkan "menace" is growing more  serious, and the country is liable to a  conflagration at any time.  Practically a deadlock Iin3 been reached in the dispute between Canada ami  the United States over the Alaskan  boundary. If the former's claim'is "sustained, it will give Canada a free port  to tho great gold-mining district of the  Klondike.  Its Annual Meeting  An interesting illustration of corporate methods'is afforded by the recent  experience of a stockholder In the Standard Oil Company, reported in Leslie'^  Weekly. Armed with the regular printed invitation of the company to all of  its stockholders to attend its annual  meeting, ho stnrled for the ollice of the  Vtnndard Oil Company at JJiiyonne, N.J.  Alter thrcndiiig liis way'through a  labyrinth of tnnks, pipes, cars and  buildings, until, lie reached a commonplace brick building on-the very edge of  the hay, ho was told to climb two  (lights of stairs on the outside; of tho  structure, nnd there, hidden nw.'iy in a  loft, without a sign to indicate its location, the annual meeting of the great  and powcrful.Standard Oil Company was  being held.    He says :���������  "I found a line-looking, courteous,  middle-aged gentleman, seated by thc  side of a large table, upon which wero  piled the proxies sent in by stockholders authorizing -Messrs. Kocketcllcr,  l'lagler and others .to represent them  at the meeting. I then discovered that  I was the only stockholder from . tho  outside who was present. 1 inquired if  an annual report ofthc earnings of the  company had been presented. The reply was in the negative, the gentleman  immediately stopped into an adjoining  oflice for confidential consultation with  the clerks. 1 was the subject of 11 good  deal of scrutiny and: was apparently an  object of decided interest. Alter a time  my credentials were accepted, and I ventured again to ask whether ho was able  to Jfiye me a statement benring on the  company's business for the year. Courteous as ever, he declined to say moro  than that he must refer me to Mr.  Dods, tjio solicitor of l-lio company, at  the New York ollice.    I have not been I  , EVe must have help!    Help!    Murder!  Can't you  think of something   to do J  'Here, wliat'd I read the other day J    t  ,told you'to remember it.   It said half a  gloss of salt to a teaspoon of water and I  a cup of mustard,, didn't it? . My word! j  has the. child got to die while wo all sli j  here  doing  nothing?    Give  him   warm*  water and soda I    Hun your finger down j  ^  ���������RKANDTHlfRE  neighbors in!    Devil take it, are we all I     Tbe hlgc������* orchari *oi--South Date"'*  =ffbfog-te*=sifc***-liere=and***see^^ A.____*_  derman.   It cover** '���������''��������� -*craa, and co.--  tains 8,000 trees, b-vides currant av !  gooseberry bushe*; smi D'apavinea, a*_.*i'  three acreo of etrawhr-rrlcs.  ���������  According to the Jutest Issue of.t.'-j  Nome Cold Digger to resell the Unit, instates, "ta.ks hav.; advanced to $S* a -  pound; eggs to J2 a dozen, though tf--  forts have been m?.di to raise the p.*!c3.-  igt.         hi* throntl    Do something!    Put *vour I to 12.50.    There aw*  plenty, of tbem  head  out of  the window  and yell" for J Ham was long slncp cut."    Tfc-a Go*d  help I"  Digger Is printed in red Ink and sella  And  whilo he Van. doing so himself,? for 25 cents.a ������*-py.  and a crowd was collecting in front oi *  the house, Mrs. Jones, who had said not '  a  word, discovered  that  the  child  had  swallowed nothing but a teaspoonful 0/  vanilla extract.  The Pope's Life.  If the Pope should live until February,  1903, he  will  not merely  havo reigned  longer than any other occupant of the  Pontifical chair excepting St. Peter an_  Pius IX., but also have reached an age  surpassed hy only two of his prcdeces- !  sors, who  exceeded ninety-three yea rsi  (St. Agatho and St. Gregory.   The Pope is  almost a vegetarian.    His early breakfast consists of a cup of chocolate or of \  cafe au lnit, the milk being furnished by s  some goats presented to the Pope on the ,'  occasion of hi3 jubilee.    Two o'clock is *  tlie dinner hour, when the Pope pnrtnkrji ;  of a bouillon and a couole of eggs cooked ���������'  -  in Bordeaux wine. Tlie'Pope rarely take, j .������������������' public places,  meat, but is very fond of salad-^-n dish  which docs not agree with him, but in  Jwhich he indulges now and  then, notwithstanding medical orders.    Supper'is'  served at:ten, after which his Holinea*  retires,  often   working  until   the  eari,������  hours in the moiming.  The famous Blue Grotto of Capri hx-?  _ot a rival In the .Mate of Minnesota.  It..occur.? ia a lake-  on  the chore, of  which there U atthvsrn of white limestone flooded wlt?r'wa.ter. -:A swimmec*  entering the cave and turning to loolt  'ovtw&rds sees the most beautiful shade*>  of green and bluo Jn the water, and a*  ������il very, sheen over hi? submerged limbs.  , London waiters a-ul waitresses ha.va*  organised themscJ-.-'n  into a  sort o'.~  nnfon and how dcrr-und   25   cents   an-,  hour for regular work. 35 cents an hoar:  tor all ������r������r eight "no;.*--, and 50 cents ___-*.  hour between T aid 6. o'clock: in* tho:;  morning, and no waiter to work, over:  10 hoars ������ day.   An ultimatum, protest-*--,*  against "the.'degrading and:demoralizing system of tip-- upon which the'waiters have to depend.   It i>3 a system of  cadging which destroys-jour manhood*  is ah unfair tax up.n the public and*;  places the poor miia at a dlsadvanta^a-  "Belle  said the  other day  when  ������_���������  sanv you trying to get up such a doaper-  ate flirtation with Youngro.- she could  a ���������believer in anti-trust legislation, but    iardly   keep    her    countenance.     "She  Inm changing my mind." .    wouldn't if she could help herself."���������Bal-  ���������   ��������� ���������    thnore "Americttn.*"  HIGHLIGHTS  1 Qoodl lack is simply having the egll������- *  (ty to get on a car that is going you;*-..-,  way.  The cheerful life is like all other en----:i  fertainments;    we have to eeek it out.  end pay to get in.  It is well occasionally to pnt yonrasir"' *"  In tho other man'r. place, even if yos*  feel yourself too big to be a good fit-���������*..  'Chliaw Rt������ar4. ,.,...___< .���������%hJt .-���������*.-':.*mxir<?z'j-; ^?tez������!~*y~fci&si ilv-rt __^;**r������?fc&^^  ���������aMWw***-^^  ffc.bkif-i Wlh^rrrf rf-^e-r-c^^-.. tii)-^_____!<i  ^a_^**_w>ct5gatig<SM>i-- !���������__(< iM-tiYW-sa-rtts^r-fc* '���������������������������������������������-'t^ <^-*aw^-^  ffi_w_-JA4jiwi_a-alsaia^^  i^ar_-___iSa>^5^  ft:  PROTECT YOURSELF  KKu'il   TIIK   SKVERfi   FROST   WITH    \  CHAMOIS  VEST  We have them to fit Men,  Ladies and Children, and  at very reasonable prices  ���������AT���������  CdnadaDrug & Book Co  BORN  Cruris--In this city, on the 2*lrd  instant, to the wife of -losepH Curtis,  of t'oiiinpli-*-, :i s.in.  MARRIED  HRisTON-RKKRVMOX���������By the Rev. C. A.  Procunier, M.A., in St. Peter's church,  Kevelstoke, B, C, on April 29th, John  Robert Bri.stow, of Revelstoke, B. C,  10 Maigaret Herrvmon, ol Lima, Ohio,  U.S.A.'  NOTES OF NEWS  Tomorrow May may go niiiyiiiR.  ice cream nnd colic go hand in hand.  From School to City Hall  is degeneration.  The Assizes open  here on May Otli.  Get ready.  name  is   pronouueed   Ben  11 winner at the hitter.  a.  W's.  guff.   He's  Up to date the Clara Hanmer Co.  lias been nil right. Only three more  days.  The Clara Ilnninei* Company'deserva  bumper houses for the last three  nights.  .1. Guy Barber, the well known  jeweller is going to erect a business  block.  Mi*. J. M. Doyle and bride returned  from their honeymoon trip 011 Tuesday  afternoon.  The Voters' List for Kevelstoke  Riding shows a satisfactory increase  over previous ones.  Empire Day would be a good occasion to properly inaugurate the new  r.-creation grounds.  Congratulations are being showered  on Mr. Joseph Curtis, of Comaplix, on  the advent of a son and heir.  A cynic ouce described soda water  fountains as machines for giving carbonic acid gas a fruity flavor. *  George Estes, president of the U. B.  B.. E., passed through the city Sunday  afternoon, en route to the coast.  Two new lodges will shortly lie  started in Bevelatoke, the Eagles and  Manchester Unity Oddfellows.  The Englishman who christened the  Clara Hanmer the Claw hammer  Company ought to hnve known better.  The rather cold snap of the pnst  week has developed a number of cases  of la grippe. None however are  serious.  As soon as 200 subscribers are obtained. W. Cowan intends having a  continuous night and day telephone  service.  Some old country machinists in the  city are endeavoring to form a branch  of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers.  The annual meetingof the Methodist  Sunday School was held last night  when most encouraging reports were,  delivered.  Trail is ri^ht in line with the silver  lead agitation. A recent mass meeting  severely condemned . the .Laurier  government.  Lacrosse sticks are dilferent from  acrostics. In the latter you make a  ���������name running down: in the former,  running up.  A number of ladies of this city nre  arranging a farewell dance in honor  of Mrs. T. E. L. Taylor who is leaving  shortly for the coast.  I''rank  Blackwell, the new manr.ger  ==oL_the__Xpr-th_v.Mtej������__-I^.yelopiiient  Syndicate,   arrived   at "GoUtfleldi^tife  hitter part of lust week.  A man. named C. Bindley, cuine up  from Camborne Monday afternoon  with a broken leg. He was taken 10  Uu- hospital where he is doing well.  There wns a free fight in 11 disord-rly  house, lower town, on Monday evening. No one wns seriously hurl, it  being merely 11 case of family troubles.  Hairy Bod ine and Ike Thompson  have obtained the contract for 200 feet  intermediate tunnel on the Beatrice,  Fish river, mentioned in another  column.  The messengei*-*l*oys in Butte, Mont.,  went on strike. ' Scabs were engaged.  The strikers rotten-egged the scabs.  Result, office is closed. No messengers,  no scabs.  When discussing railway matters in  the British House of Commons, John  Burns declared. "Industrially, America is hell with the lid off." This  includes B. C.  The Vancouver World mixed up its  stock cuts of tlie British musical cycle  artists. It had a cut, of Wiitkin Mills  but called it Sir A. C. Mackenzie.  Mail, please note.  Not a word in the Kootenay Snail  about the death of Sir Oliver Mowat.  And yet it is supposed to be a Liberal  newspaper (?) getting the press despatches.   Rot.  The Mail's news contest could not he  won by its editor. This is respectfully  entered in the competition as a piece  of news: " The Mail gets the clothes  line despatches."  In Ontario the whole expenditure on  civil government, salaries, in 1001 2  wits S285.000. In B. C. during lhe  same period it was $252,833. Pity  poor B. C. taxpayers.  A man who had swallowed a blue  indigestion remedy caused a local  doctor a hasty trip to the lower town  Sunday afternoon. The poor fellow  thought he was poisoned.  /    G.S. McCarter  returned Wednesday  morning from the Cousti  New evaporated fruits, apricots,  peaches, prunes.   C.B. Hume& Co.  A.E. Kiiicaid roliiriied on Sunday  from a trip to Nelson.  Gnuong's chocolate and bon lions. C.  U. Huttiu& Co.  "A True Kentuckian" Iiy special  I'd-tiesl tonight.   Clara Hanmer Co.  The Hkii.vi.d prefers to have rumors  .'iiilhcttlit'uted before issuing dodgers  under the guise of extras.  Mr. Humphreys of Vernon, has itc*  coptod a position in the otllcu of  Siiibuld * l-'ield.  ���������Dress makers wanted, experienced,  also girls who can new. C.li. Iluinw <*-  Co., Limited.  Hot Air Johnny's graft yesterday  was natural gus. Like other C������u-  tnintys of his there wns nothing in it.  Mnny congratulations weie showered  011 Mr. J. R. Uristow und Miss M.  Berrymon 011 thu occasion of their  man inge yesterday.  ���������Leave your orders for pies of any  kind, meat, mince or fruit, nt A. E.  Beunison's City bakery.  Things have heen very quiet in  police circles; no arrests ot* any importance having been made.  Don't fail to see Bengongh nt the  Selkirk Mall tonight.  Dr. Carruthers received it cable  message announcing the safe arrival  of Mrs. Carruthers and daughter in  England,  Mrs. O. D. Hoar and family, of  Golden, are on n visit to the former's  brother, Mr. John Laiighton of the  Union Hotel.  KING EDWARD  VISITS POPE  Ball bearing clothes wringers.  Hume & Co.  C.B.  The regular monthly-meeting of the  True Blues will he held tomorrow  evening. All members are requested  to attend. -  Ginger snaps, 2 lbs. for 25 cts.  Hume & Co.  C.B.  An Association football match is on  the tapis between the Revelstoke  Football Club and Old Country  sojourners in the city, lt will likely  take place on Victoria Day.  D. R. Pottinger the well known  Victoria commercial man, passed  through on Monday. He said the  general opinion in the capital was that  a dissolution must take place shortly.  The Revelstoke branch of the Provincial Mining Association, is becoming  moribund. A meeting should In-  called for reorganization at once, ns  has heen done elsewhere in the. Province.  The Golden Star announces the  appointment of S. E. Humbly of  Golden as SheriiT of Kootenay. The  Revelstoke recommendation wouldn't  eo down with Chief Commissioner  Wells.  The April number of lhe B. C.  Mining Record gives a full acconnt of  the ��������� Mining Association convention  embellished with cuts of all the officials.    A creditable production indeed.  W. F. Van Antwerp, the well  known engineer on the S. and O.  branch, brought his engine in for its  regular monthly overhauling on  Sunday morning. He took it to  Sicauious again Tuesday  A. C- Gait, the well known Rossland  barrister, returned from Victoria  Monday -morning where he had been  utteuding the executive meeting of the  Provincial Mining Association. He  went south at once.  ���������JOB PRINTING. Look over your  Stationery and see if you are not getting  short. We can supply you with the  following al reasonable prices: Letter  heads, Statements, Business Cards, Bill  Heads. A new stock just in. -Send in  your orders.    Satisfaction guaranteed.  What is going to be done about  extending the waterworks this year?  The summer is coming on and conditions of past years should not he  repented. With the water anil liifht  "eiirninKW'net���������profltr^of���������over^85,000-M-  yonr. there should be no difficulty in  obtaining a sufficient-supply of water  during the dry season.  Next Monday the Court of ft. virion  nf Voter**)' List, of R-jvclntoke Riding,  will lie held in the Court, House,  commencing at, 12 noun. The pi*o-  ci'i-iltiiHS will not, hp important as all  lists will be ciincellecl on the ilissnlu*  'ion of the present Legislature and a  bye election for the Dominion is  hardly possible.  Various Other News Gleanings  From All Parts ol the World  ��������� Montreal Strike��������� Morgan  and the Empire.  |N.B.���������Owing to the Crow's Nest  wires being down and the  consequent congestion of com'  mercial and relief business no  press despatches have come  through today. The HERALD  therefore gives a few of the  telegrams received yesterday.]  RoMl*:, Italy, April,29.���������This afternoon  al half past four, King lidward will go lo  the Vatican.  MONTKK.M., April 21.).���������The striking  longshoremen sot liiv to the cargo of the  Alexandrian last night and today 600  militia aro guarding the docks." The  situation is most serious.  I.O.VOON. April -9���������The Shippers agreement between the International Marine  Co. and lhe British government has been  finally and satisfactorily concluded. The  majority ot the. directors will be British.  Vessels purchased in Britain will Hy the  British flag. Half tonnage ships hereafter  built will be constructed in   Briljsh   yards.  Ottawa, April 29.���������I"or the purpose of  encouraging inlet-colonial trade, a postal  arrangement has been made between  Canada and Jamaica lo exchange all  mail at Canadian international rates of  postage.  London, April 29.���������Venezuela and' the  allies have agreed upon the terms of the  protocol submitting to the Hague tribunal  the question ol" preferential treatment.  Chicago, April 29.���������The Record-Herald says that lilkin's law will prove a  bonanza to Canadian railroads having  connections in the U. S. as nothing to  prevent the C.P. R. and G. T. U. billing  treight twice, one ending at border, tho  other beginning there.  Our Ottawa Despatch.  SPECIAL TO TUB  HERALD.  Ottawa, April 29.���������There is no doubt  here that Laurier will appeal to the  country in the fall. The Liberal organizers all over the Dominion have received  instructions lo get a move on and tho  machine is .already at work. A British  Columbia member pointed out lo me that  new Provincial Voters' Lists'will probably  be used for both a federal and local  election' this   year. Events   in    13. C.  regarding the Columbian and Western  muddle are being watched with interest  but, although I have approached one or  two members of tho cabinet as to the  situation, they refuse to discuss it. A  return of the B. C. mission to Ottawa last  year was presented on Monday. It  contains nothing new. merely accentuating the Dunsmuir-Eberts representations. The Mail and Empire ami Toronto  World have been cited to attend at  Toronto to show cause why they should  nol be committed for contempt in respect  ol" comments on the Gamey investigation.  Nothing serious is contemplated as a  result.  I1.U.IK.VX. N. S.. April 29.���������Several  vjssels ot the North Atlantic squadron  have been ordered to Trinidad where  rioting has broken out afresh. Government House has been burned bv the   mob.  would largely he provided by profit on  .viiler an*., light. This was estimated  by him at tiliout $10,(100 for the year  only half of which was necessary for  interest, ami siiikinn Intnl.  STKICKTS AXI.) SIDEWALKS.  The following items of projected  street improvements were then pai-s'rri.  the council siZ'.nw up locutions, etc..  from the map and remarks of aldermen  of tlu* wards concerned: ��������� Fourth st.  oast to Government road, grading,  $125; west to McArthur ave., grading,  $12.**); Mt-Arthuriive., Third to Fourth  sis., grading $"0; Alley, Rolison to  Orion, -Trading sjt&'i; alley, McKinzie lo  Coiiiiaiight, aves., cleat ing and tilling,  $15; Rokeliy live, Second lo Victoria  Komi, clearing etc , $50; Victoria roud,  Itoylc* lo Garden,t'lt'iiring niul grading,  $170 (provided C.I'.K. agreed to cleat  right of way): Garden In Rem son ave.,  grading, $50; l-Vmson. Second to alley,  block 51, clearing and grading, $50;  alley, block 51, clearing and grading,  $25; Second St.. widening aud griidinu  ti 0111 Post, ollico t.o Charles st.. $150;  Charles St., Victoria road to Lnnu's  brewery, widening and grading, $125;  ICooleiMiy st.,Illliug in gravel etc.,$100.  Sidewalks were nlso ordered as foi*,  lows:���������Campbell ave. 110 feet; Victoria  road. Campbell to Boyle ave., 3fK) feet:  McKen/.ie ave. to Lot 21, 1-1*5 feet;  Bovle ave., 500 feet, and Third st. east  lo Robson ave. Several items wore cut  out; among which were clearing and  grading Coiinanght ave. Second to  Third sts ; Garden ave., Victoria road  10 First St, antl clearing and levelling  Fiistst., Pearson to Charles.  lllli   IlKNI)   ROAD,  An item nf $250 was in the estimates  fur improving ihi> Rig B-'iid road, on  condition Unit Ihu Government given  like amount. Decision was deferred  until the Board of Works had consulted  the Government Agent. A discussion  arose as lo the location of the crossing,  the Miyor advising Douglas Street,  while Aid. McCarty thought the best  place opposite Holten's house.  After the Mayor had reported the  contract for moving old school build'  ing to citv hall site hnd been let to  \V. Fleming for $:150, and thai, the  Board of Works recommended a flat  1 oof costing about $700 the council  adjoin tied for a fortnight.  ���������^���������i_inKiiif_wi*-<wiwrtiBaa������a  CITY STREETS  AND SIDEWALKS  Considered at Last Meeting of  the City Council.���������- Estimated  Improvements for the Year.���������  Other Business.  The usual meeting of the City  Council _wa������ held -or, Friday List".  "Pr^^irii1r^_H1'3^Vfifi������ht'pr^*h-=^|-ffycrf;f  Aids. McLeod, Foote M<-Curly "and  Law. The minutes of the previous  regular meeting and also special one  011 18*.h instant wen*read and adopted.  The latter meeting was called to  investigate allegation* Iiy Mr. W.  Cowan against Robert, Gordon, snpl.  of    waterworks.      Tin*  in vest igal inns  . Good For Clara.  The Clara Hanmer Theatre Co.,  which is playing at the Opera House  this week, deserves the thanks of the  people of Revelstoke for providing, at  popular prices. 11 good clean evening s  entertainment by ppople of more than  average 'ability. Tlie Company, all  round, is a good one, evenly balanced,  and most, of the parts tit their poi-  trayeis like a p-love. The opening  show on Monday evening, '"A French  Princess." was extremely good, the  rapid changes of Miss Hanmer in the  title role from an unsophisticated  Scotch girl to a French women with  all the wiles of a finished coi*;u'tle,  being very clever. Her last entrance  and the final tableau where, by the  judicious use of a scarlet opera cloak  partially revealing the young girl yet  retaining the glamour of the siren, the  secret of the player is revealed to her  betrayer, brought forth as hearty  applause as has evei heen. given in  Revelstoke. Mr. Williams, as George  Washington Oulosight, was also much  appreciated. Between tin: acts weie  songs by .May lie)lu Thompson and Dave  Williams, both being encored.  Tuesday night's play was "A Man of  Mystery,*'a good old fashioned detee*  live melodrama, which was well put  on and showed the male characters to  particular advantage. Lust night the  hill was "Brother Against Brother,"  which showed Miss Hanmer in an  entirely dilferent characterization to  the previous evenings. As "Ned the  waif" she took lhe part of a street  nriih. and her make up and general  handling of the character was strongly  reminiscent of "Jennie Lee, known to  all lovers of Dickens as "Poor Joe" in  the dramatization "of Bleak House.  Mr. Williams again showed himself a  finished comedian in the part of  "Lozzonio," a money lender.and all the  other characters were incapable hands  Lack of space prevents a detaili'd  account of the performances   but  the  Regarding Meetings of Mining  Association Executive ��������� Requested Amendments ��������� Government will be Defeated.  Mr. W. M. Bro'vn.the representative  of Ri-vi-lsloke on lhe Executive of lln  Provincial Mining Association returned  on Tueida * morning from Victoria,  where h. h I been at tending a session  of 1 lull bo 1 -'. A large number ot  milling 11 pi'j -Milalivt's were tiretU'lil  al tliu iiiet-igs which resulted lu 11  meiiiiiriiil tiring presented to tliv  Mining Committee nuking for (a) 11  gel win I revision of lhe Placer Act,  including provistoii of Crown granl*.  for hydraulic ilomsj (li) repeal of tin*  2 per cent lax: (. )��������� 11 large reduction in  the ch irges iii.n'u under the Watei  Clauses Aft. These repri senlallons  were to have been submitted to tin*  mining committee on Thursday evening, but it was the occasion of lhe  Speaker's sessional dinner and only  live nifinhers turned up. This caused  some, friction as the Mining Association considered that its representations  should be heard Iiy the whole committee. John Houston made rather a  had break casting aspersions on the  representative capacity of the Mining  Association, hut llnally lhe proposed  aineiidmenU weis received and consideration promised.  "What   do   you  think   of   political  conditions.   Mr.    Brown?"   asked   the  Hl-'ltALD.  "When I lef 1, no one seemed to know,  not even the members themselves.  If the Governor does nol assent to  Bill No. 10 it will lie up to Prior to  dismiss some of tlie members of his  cabinet, or request a dissolution. He  is at present working to pass such  legislation as may be agreed upon by  belli sides and I hen dissolve II is  also staled I hut the Opposition will not  permit lhe estimates lo be passed until  Bill No. 1G is assented to and they are  confident, anyway, that Die Government will be defeated.  THE!  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.  New Good  Are Arrivii-  Manager Tapping informs tis that he i.s  negotiating -.villi the managers of. " A  Wise Woman " for one night. He says  there i.s little chance for such a company  having _ date open. No matter, let them  know we are on earth. We may catch  them on their return. Vou must remember, 'twas wind that made Chicago.  Keep blowing your horn.  J. D. Graham arrived on Friday  morning ftom the Coast, and inten'  ded lo stay a month or two in the  cil.y. Yesterday afternoon he  received cable advice that the seriritis  illness of his wife was liable to have  n fatal termination and left at once  for the south of France. Great  sympathy is expressed in the com"  mimity for both Mr. ������nl Mrf.  Graham and it is hoped the cendi*  lion of the latter is not as serious as  present knowledge indicates.  According to the Mail, the proposed  visit of the American Institute of  Mining Engineers to this province and  the Yukon hns bean cancelled owing to  the railway company concerned withdrawing its promised loan of cars.  Steps should he Laken to at once  remedy this. Even with the Prior  extravagant outfit in power, money  should at once he provided to meet the  emergency. Every Mining Association,  Board of Trade, City Council and  M.P.P.. should be up and doing at  once. There must be some way of  meeting the difficulty and B, O.  ought to find it out.  lully exonerated .Mr. Gordon from nny  wrong doing.  COMMCNICATItlNH.  From Chief of Polite repotting nil  fire alarms in good order; If. Edwards,  complaining water rut olf his premises  on Third street owing to a debt ol"  $2.00 and stating lie had now left city  limits, tiled; Jt. Marpole, general  superintendent C.P.R., as to bridge  across Columbia liver, and referring  the corporation to the Provincial  Government. G. M. Sproat as t������  error in location of Big fJend road  which did not, follow street lines as  surveyed in villa lots and hs to the situ  of isolation hospital; referred tn  government agent; from U. N.  Ooursieras to river encroaching on  Lots 3 and *1. Block V, and asking'that  city take steps to protect same. The  mayor stated that he had a verbal  opinion'from tlie city solicitor that the  corporation was not liable, and Mr.  Coursier's letter was referred to the  latter for reply. From J. J_. Smith re  condition ot old smelter flume which  was overflowing his property. The  mayor stated the obstruction had been  removed.  PKI'ITIONH.  From numerous lesident.s asking  that Rokeby avenue be graded from  First to Government and also 5ft. lin.  sidewalk laid; from Thus. Harvey el, al  for light and sidewalk on Thirtl.Htruul;  from W. JVI. Lawrence antl olliers for  sidewalk on Boyle live. All referred  to Board of Works.  CIVIC ItKVKNUIS.  The council then took up the Board  of Works estimates of civic improvements for t.h������ coming year. Before  doing so Aid. Law asked as to the  probable revenue available . for this  purpose. In reply the city clprk stated  there   would   be   about $0000   whicli  TIk RMTTThasTTcTI fesT_a_iTfrr iTr"stmrigly=  recommending everyone to take advantage of tin; four remaining perform  ances. There will be a new play each  evening, with a matinee for ladies and  children on Saturday aftcrnoiin. The  elK.trical arrangements have been  satisfactorily made and illustrated  *ong* and electKt dances will bo among  the specialties.  The National Game.  "By the shade of Tulloch-chish ko,  it is a glorious game, this old Indian  game of lacrosse," is the opening sentence of the first little treatisu on  Canada's national gatneeverpulilished.  That this statement is considered true  in Revelstoke was fully proved by the  meeting of lacrosse enthusiasts held in  Dr. Coghlan's office on Friday evening  last. The club was reorganized for the  season and starts out in good financial  condition and with every prospect of  landing the Fulton cup as interior  chain bions for 1903. Practices will be  held each wenk on Monday.' Wednesday and Friday at the club ground*  and arrangeineiils are being perfected  for a series .of games with Kamloops,  Vernon and Ke.lovvna. The Mayor  has suggested that the old- school  building be removed to lhe new  recreation grounds and utilized iw a  pavilion, and the club'executive are  now considering the matter.  There was a good live body of officers  -let-led consisting of:���������Hoii. President,  Thos. Kilpatriek; President. A. __.  ICincniil; Vice President!, A. J. Mc-  Duni'll; Secretary-Treasurer, C. It.  MacDomild; Executive Committee,  Messrs. Mckenzie, Bradshaw,* Kincaid  and Dr. Coghlan. The Vernon club  has intimated lo Kamloops that they  will lie iu tho cup competition this  year. The, Kamloops eluli met on  Tuesday evening and organized for the  season.  Bengough.  Many nre waiting with keen intei-  cst the appearance of lhe inimitable  poet, caricaturist and opera singer, J.  W. Bengongh. at the Selkirk Hall  tonight. His impromptu carl0011 work  of local people always makes a hit.  His entertainment is entitled Fun  Wilh the Crayon, hut beside the  pictures he will display his remarkable powers in humor, pathos,  sentiment, burlesque extravaganza,  both as a iliaracter actor and vocalist.  AND  BEING OPENED UP AS FAST  AS POSSIBLE  A visit to Our Stores and an inspection of the new  goods is particularly requested.  W. J.GEOROI  MACKENZIE  AVENUE.  ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty*  -Phono���������43.  Fishing  Tackle  ���������Fishing is good sport JF  ���������if you have the best *+*"  -���������of material   to  help ������  -you.     ���������   ' |>  ���������We have just re- *^>  "���������ceived a shipment of ty  ���������Fishing Tackle, and ty  ���������-can supply you with- ty  ���������the very best goods ty  ���������made. sT  IW. Bews.    \  tDrugglat 'aud   Stationer. -i  JSuxt Hunue'Blcick. -  ty ty ty ty ty tyty ty ty tytyty*  BOOT AND SHOE  REPAIRING.  I have opened up 11 Boot and  Shoe Repaii ing Shop, opposite thu Cljni'ix Hotel, and  will be pleased to receive a  share of the Custom work of _  the City,- Special attention'  given lo the lep.iiring of  Sh.ies for Railway work.  .) c  JARViS H. ARMSTRONG,  Opposite Climax Hotel.  NEW  CORPORATION   OF    CITY  "^^FTOXnEKTOKEf^^  Calendarisms.  The May flowers are a little late.  The fputive hike  Is on the pike.  And makes a strike  On many a lyke.  X.B.���������So does the nog catcher.  By the almanac this is the Jast day  of showers.  TENDER8 FOR WORK ON CITY HALL.  Tlie Council Ik procured tn racelve lendem  for work ro'iulrecl on the City Hull nn<l ofllce*.���������  corii.r ot JlcKeii/.lo A\*o, nnd Second nt.  I'laiis and *ipeclfli!iitloiiHc������u be teen at my  1 elicit*��������� will bn received up to noon on Krl*  dny Mny 8th, 1003.  H.FLOYD,  . ��������� -. ���������       _ CltyClork.  Utvelstoke, II.C. April SOth, 1003.  NOTICE.  Notice Is hereby given that 30 days after  date I will apply to the Chief Commfislouor  uf Lands and \Vork������ for special licenses to  cut and carry away timber from the following  deiicribed landii 1b West Kootenay:���������  No. 1. Commencing at a post planted on the  north went side of Cariboo creek, about lo  miles from Its mouth, aud marked "II. Ellis'  north ea������t corner post,"* tlience west 100  chains, thence south 40 chains, thonce east 1C0  chains, thence north 40 chains to the point of  commencement.    : =   No. 2.   Commenclne at a postplantod on llii*  south side of the west fork of Mosquito creek  and about 3*_ miles from where It empties Inn*  main  creek, and marked "B. Ellis' south  out,"   thence north 80 chain*,  chains, thence south 80 chains  9 chains to tho point of  uom-  tlio  east corner  theuce west  thence  east  mcaeement. ,. .���������,���������  Date- this 15th April, 1903,  B. ELLI  =NOTICB.  hereby given  *   "    the  NOTICE.  Notleo is hereby ptlven that 30 daTS after  dale I will apply to tho Chief Commissioner of  .._.,_    -j   ���������ft'oj.jjs  for special licenses to <nt  is   tlie   month  Thi-month of bloom  for bloomers.  The   flirting   frs'ive   month of May���������  When   damsels fair arc getting f.uy  In such a fascinating way.  That with the mcii its pay, pay, pay.  Get ready for lamb and   mint iatic������.  Mfcatisi! tomorrow's May  Wtilt'_ round a barber's pole.  day don't  Etiquette demands that all ttnruai--  riisd men make love during the moulh  of Mr.y.  There nre just as many fools on the  SOlh of April as the first.  If you feel ill. a  Barsiiparilla  Makes your head  l.est on your pllla.  Because you wear hawthorn don't  run the liltifl that yoiirancustot's cams  over in I he May Ho wur.  Lands  and  and   carry  away limber "Irom  the following  described lands In West    ootenay:���������  < No. 1. Commencing at a post planted en th*  went side at Cariboo creek, and about 18 miles  from Itn mouth, near the Chleftatn cabin and  marked ".lames Ellis' north west corner post,"  thence south iflo clialni, thence east 40 chains,  thence north 100 chains; theneo west 40 cbains  to the point of commencement.  No. 2. Commencing at a post slanted on the  south side of tlio west fork of Mosquito creek,  about V/, miles from where it (implies Into the  main crick and marked "James Ellis'south  oast cimcr tOBt." tlience.north 80 chains,  thence went 80 chains, theneo tou li 8������ chaitu,  thtneo cast 80 chains to the point ol com-  mencument  Dated the ISth April, 1903.  JAMES ELLIS.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days altoi  dato 1 will apply lo the Chief Commlnfloiier  of Lands and Works for special licenses to rui  and carry away timber from tho folio wint  described lands in West Kootenay*.���������  No. 1. commeuclugat apost planted on the  north nest side of Caribou creek, about 1<  miles from Its mouth, and marked "II. It.  flail's northeast corner ������o������t," thence west 1C0  chains, theneo south 40 chains, thence cast imi  chains, tbence north 40 chains 10 tho point ol  commencement. ,        .      ..  No.'-. Commencing at a post planted on the  south side of Christy's creek, and about eight  miles from the head of Whatahan Lake, and  marked "R. K. Hall's south cast corner post,"  thence west 160 chains, thence north 40 chains.  Ihence east ICO chains, thence south 40 chains  to the point of commencement.  Dated the lfith April, 1903.  ���������1 R. It. HALL,  IS NOWOPEN.pN McKEN'.IE AVE.  1 lie uiiilcrsiKiicil lie*!* to auk ,t f.-.ii ili.iie of.  Public, r.ltloll.lKl'*  Home -Vlade  Bread  '-���������    A* Spci'l.ilty.  -CONFECTIONERY  AND_CAKES OF ALL KINDS.-  A. Ei BENNISON,  ���������M.-K-ki-iuie A\t'T  TO  RENTV^ .  That well known Slopping!  Place in thc Big Bendf  known as'  Boyd's  Ranche  For full particulars  as to  "errns, etc., apply to  ' Harvey, McCarter.  & Pinkham.  NOTIOE.  In the matter of tho "Trustees and Executors  Act," and  In tlio matter of the Estate of Swan Anderson,  dcecascd.  All persons having auy claims or damands  against thc estata of Swan Anderson, late of  lileclllewnct In the Province of British Columbia, deceased, are required to file with the  undersigned their names and addresses and  full particulars of their claims, and the nature  of the securities, If any, held by tbem, dulr  verified, on or before the .list day of May, 1903  And notice is hereby given that altertli>  said date thc administrator will proceed 10  .distribute the estate amongst the parties antl tied thereto, having regard only to thc  claims of which he shall then bave had notice  and ho will not be liable for the proceeds of  the estate, or any part thereof so distributed,  to any pcrcon of whose claim such administrator had not notice at the time of the dlstrlbu-  t.on thereof.  Dated at Ravnlstnkc, B C, 23rd April, 1903.  HARVEY, McCARTER _ PINKHAM,  Solicitors for Administrator.  NOTfCE,  Notice fa ht-reby given that 80 days after  date I will apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for special licenses to cut  and carry away timber from tbe following  described lands in West Kootenay :���������  No 1. Commencing at a post planted on the  east side of Whatshan creek, about 6 miles  north of the north end of Whatshan lake and  marked ."John Uadway's south west corner  post" thence east 40 cbains, thence north 100  chains, thenca west 40; chains, thence south  160 chains to the point of commencement.  No. 2. Commencing at a post planted on the  cast side of Whatshan creek, about S miles  north ot the norlh end of Whatshan lake, and  marked "John Gad way's nouth east corner  post," tbence north 160 chains, thence west'll)  chains, thence south 160 chains, tbence east 40  chains to tho pointof commencement.  Dated the loth April, 1903.johngadwaY(  NOTICE.  Notice  is hereby given that 30 days after  ite I will apply to tho Chief Commissioner of  Lands and- Works for special licenses to cut  and tarry away timber from the following  described lands in West Kootenay:���������  No. 1. Commencing at a post planted on thc  north side of Snow creak, about 7 miles from  where lt empties Into Cariboo creek, and  marked "C. Hall's north west comer post,"  tbence south40 chains, thence east 160 chains,  thence north 40 cbains. tbence west ICO chains  to tbe point of commencement.  No. 2. Commencing at a post planted ou tho  nortli side of Snow creek, about 7 nilleB Irom  where it empties; into Cariboo creak, and  marked 'C.Hall's south west, corner post,"  tlience north 40 chains tbence east 160 cbains,  thence south 40 cbains, thence west 1DU  chains 10 the point of commencement.  Dated the 15t_ April, 1903.  C.HALL.    I  Permit us to draw your  attention to the wisdom of  presenting your family with  Choice Lot  The flrst stop toward p'rovid-  mg for them a home of  their own."  A part onlv of the amount  usually spent on pretty but  useless presents will make  the flrst payment.  REAL  ESTATE  Is the basis of all wealth,  and you can now lay the  foundation of your own  prosperity while making;  someone else happy.  Call and investigatp, we  have other Ihings to tell  you on the subject of How 1  to Own a House of your  Own.  LEWIS BROS,  Agents Smelter Townslta  WANTED  ������������������������������������%  GOOD CARPENTER,]  BXPF.ItIF.NCKD CARPENTERS and VrvJA  ..J.1T Mi.i* w*Jrk at Arrowhead. Address W/Jl  LUDCIATK, Arruwhcail. SVl  fc"Li^P__-,*���������^"-i.���������.*_���������: v*-^-*-*' :������������������-*���������- ���������-  ^stssasssaaifs

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