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 f)  i ,. **->.->   . * .*/ a?*  '   jjT    ':.-'������������������.���������-       -K-"     *L'**^        ,->^***W,iii  RAILWAY  MBN'S  HERALD  ���������    At?  JOURNA  -A        -  1   i  Vol    XIV: NO.   19  REVELSTOKE B. C.   THURSDAY,   OCTOBER 22,  1903  $2 OO a Year in Advance  o  e  * ���������  ���������  e  "���������"  '-���������  A line of good, strong, seviccable Clothing  for Boys. Something that looks well, wears  well and fits well; made of Standard All-Wool  Halifax Tweeds. Thc pants have double seats  and knees and are thoroughly made throughout.  These Suits are something better than thc ordinary clothing for bovs. Wc want to show these  to you and get your opinion on them. Wc have  the separate pants in the same line. Wc also  have a line, of Heavy Wool Hose for Boys of  the extra wearing* quality.  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SPECIALS  A Line  of Boys' Suits,  Ages 5, 6,  8 and 9 Years.     Regular S3.50  Friday and Saturday's Price  A Line of Heavy Dress Goads, in a  g-ood range of colors, 50 in.  wide.   Friday and Saturday ...  Towels���������Very Large ��������� Size White  Towels. Reg. Price 20 cents  Friday and Saturday, two for..  Ladles'  Homespun  Walking Skirts,  all wool, thoroughly made.  Friday and Saturday   .��������� $2.00  30(*  25C  $3.50  MILLINERY AND  DRESSMAKING    PARLORS  -ON SECOND FLOOR.  ���������  e  e  ���������  o  e .  ���������  e  (9  ���������  e  o  *���������  ���������  e  o  ���������  o  ���������  o  a  a*******9****������****m*������*9*������**������������****������*������****************  THE FEDERAL  PARLIAMENT  Turn Down Resolutions re Provincial Autonomy and Fast  Atlantic Service���������Big Debate  on Asiatics Likely.  (From Onr Own Correspondunt.)  Ottawa, Oct. 17.���������Thero have been  some lively times in the House this  week, probably the most important  being the division on R. JL. Borden's  "niotUHrw'givethe'Nw-tlPWesfTeliTi*-"  tory provincial status. He hail previously obtained all papers and pressed  strongly for the recognition of territorial claims. The motion wa.s however defeated.  Sir Hibbert Tupper arrived here this  afternoon and was warmly greeted.  Mr. Borden moved a resolution today in favour of a fast Atlantic service  and expressing regret that nothing  had been done by the present government. After ii lame reply by Sir  Wilfrid Laurier the motion was voted  down, 58 tu 20.  All reports regarding tho filling of  the vacancy in the British Columbia  Supreme Court are without much  foundation. I understand that L. P.  Buff, of Victoria, had the offer of. it  and declined and that now Aulay  Morrison, M.P., of New Westminster,  is considering whether he will accept  or no. W. A. Galliher, HI.P., is also  pressing for a judge resident in  Kootenay and altogether thoro are so  many claimants for. the position that  it will not be settled for some time.  V. O. Wade, late Crown prosecutor' in  Yukon and Col, F. B."Gregory, of  Victoria, are also mentioned while Li.  G*. Macpherson, M.P., backed up by  the request of the Provincial Government to have tho now judge resident  in Vancouver, may also have n strong  card up his sleeve.  If the Government's bill giving increased superannuation to judges goes  through it is probable thoro will bo two  vacancies instead of oiio. Judges Gn'iy  and Walkeui would be entitled to  retire  on  full pay.     In I hut event, I  understand, there will be two appointments, one for Vancouver and one for  the Kontt.-ua.ys. The Vancouver part  will bo met by the appointment of  Aulny Morrison who, bhough.iiresident  of New Westminster, would be satisfactory to Vancouver and a Victoria  man, probably P. B. Gregory, will get  the other appointment providing he  agrees to reside in Rossland or Nelson.  The Senate tonight passed the second reading of the Grrurd Trunk Pacific bill shortly after a division. 21 to 11,  on Senator Ferguson's amendment for  delay until further investigation had  proved the feasibility of the scheme.  The end of  the  session   is  now in  sight. G_ood_progress. i3_h(_*ing_ma_de.  on tho supplementary estimates and  thc Government has introduced all  contemplated legislation.  Thero may be yet another hot debate  on the Oriental question. When Mr.  Bennett, of Simcoe, moved his amendment regarding the -employment of  Chinese and Japanese on the G. T. P.,  Hon. lt. W. Scott said it would be  unfair' to single out one railway and  hinted the question would be dealt  with by an amendment to the general  Railway Act. This has not been done  and 1 believe the whole question will  bo fought out again and the Government placed on record either for or  against tho employment of Orientals  by a resolution recommending amendment of the Railway Act in this  direction.  Though B. Cs latest Natal Act will,  it is believed, be disallowed now the  provincial elections are over I can hcm-  nothing definite on the subject. Itis  stated the Dominion Government are  awaiting assurances from Japan that  the alleged prohibition will be carried  out in entirety.  Quadrille Club.  The Revelstoke Quadrille Club will  hold its first dance of the season in  the Opera House oh Friday week, the  'iOth instant. The membership subscription hns been fixed at .SO and  tickets can bo obtained from tho following gentlemen, who'constitut.e the  comiiritlee: Messrs. Guv Harbor, It.  Gordon. J. 15. McLean, E. E. Adair  and D. 15. Jacksou. The admission to  non-ini.iirbers will, on ordinary occasions, bo $1 and the season will consist  of 12 or IS dances,  THE ALASKAN  Reach a Decision by Majority  Vote ��������� Canadian Representatives Refuse to Sign���������United  States Contentions  Upheld.  London, Oct. 20.��������� 2:.*10 p.m.���������The  engri.ssod copy of tho Alaskan Borni-  darv award was signed at 2:10 p.m.  That part of the award relating to  tlio Portland canal gives the United  States two ii-lnnils. Kamiaghuuut and  Sitkl.-rrr. ecririinanding the entrance, ol'  the Portland canal and tho ocean  passage to Port Simpson arrd destroy  ing tho strntegetrc value of Wales and  Penrse Islands which aie given to  Canada.  The "mountain line" adopted as the  boundary l!es so far from the coast as  to give tho United States substantially  all the territory in dispute. The lino  completely clears all tho bays and  inlets and means of access to the sea,  giving the United States a complete  land barrier between Canada and the  sea from the Portland carral to Mount  St. Elias.  Around the head of the Lynn canal,  tho line follows the watershed somewhat in accordance with the prerent  provi-jional boundary.  Tho .Canadian commissioners not  only declined to sigrr the award, but  said they would publicly withdraw  from the Commission.  They, as well as all the Canadians  connected with the case, are very bitter. Telegrams from Premier Lnurier  and other prominent persons in Canada' show that this sentiment is shared  generally throughout the Dominion.  In consequence of thc attitude maintained by the Canadian Commissioners,  Lord Chief Justice Alverstone decided  tlris morning uot to hold the proposed  public meeting of the Alaskan Boundary Commission, but to.baud its fleci-.  sion to -Messrs.' Foster aird Sifton.  respectively agents of the United  States and Canadian Governments.  NO USE CRYING.  The present meagre details of the  Alaskan Boundary Commission's de-  cesion became known too late for  reference in our editorial columns.  Accordingly we sum up here the view  we take of the matter.  First and foremost, the unfortunate  conclusion arrived at must be placed  solely on the lax method pursued in  regard to-place names. The main contention in the question just decided  was the location of Portland Channel  mentioned in the Treaty of 1825 between Great Britain and Russia. The  United States asserted that it was the  inlet now known as Portland Canal  while Canada maintained it was "the  present Belun Channel, the only body  of water reaching the 50th parallel of  latitude and having its mouth northerly from the southern point of Prince  of Wales island, tho direction set out  in the treaty in question. This contention has been decided against us  and now wc have to abide by the  decision. The majority of the commissioners have taken a most peculiar  _vie_w_qf the matter but' we must sub;  mit with the best grace wo can. How  a point due east can be called northerly wo are at a loss to ascertain, and  how a channel ear-marked as reaching  the 50th parallel can be cast aside in  favour of one failing to reach it by  many miles is a conundrum that can  onlybe solved when the details of the  evidence come to" hand. These particulars we await with interest.  The contentions of Canada regarding  the location of the .summit of the  mountains was more open to controversy and has also been decided  ngninstus. The reason for this is  obscure, but we believe that Lord  Alverstone, who gave, what might be  termed the casting vote, was animated  by only the principles of international  law a.s he conceives them. We have  absolutely no sympathy at present  with those who suggest ���������tkerwise.  Indiscriminate accusationsof treachery  against those who differ with us alfect  no one but the accuser. Until the full  details are known judgment must be  suspended. The action of the Canadian  Commissioners in refusing to sign the  award is also much to be regretted.  With or without their signatures the  award stands, and they would have  taken a much more dignified position  had they signed the award, as practically in duty bound, issuing forthwith  a statement of their reasons for disagreeing with it. Their school-boy-  like attitude shows a warrt of knowledge  of those courtesies that should govern  an international tribunal which, in our  opinion, may possibly account for the  ill success which has met their representations to the other members of tho  Commission.  But there's no use crying over spilt  milk. Canada, although sire loses all  the water-ways except one, still holds  the whip hand. Let the Laurier Government, that has ������o much money to  spend, build at once a national road  iuto the whole Yukon territory, tapping it where necessary lo reach the  dilferent gold fields. It i.s true that  right of navigation is given our neigh  bours to the south over all the rivers  by the Washington Treaty of 1871,  but let Canada pluce such prohibitive  duties on goods entering by these  routes as will stop United States commerce ever using theni. Lot Canada,  after giving reasonable compensation,  abrogate the charter of the White  Pass and Yukon Railway and place a  law on the Statutes making it* impossible to connect any railway built in  Canada with the Alaskan lisiero.  AVe will then be 'placed in even a  better position than before. We have  lost what we deemed our own ��������� but.  there is no use crying. The accusations of treachery all will be sorry for  when the pardonable heat of the present gives way to calm faith in the  future. Let only tho Dominion Government say "We have not what wo  thought we had, but WHAT WE  HAVE WE'LL HOLD," and they  will be backed up by every citizen of  tho Dominion from Atlantic to Pacific.  Don't cry gentlemen, but build such  hu impassable bnrrioras will make the  Urrited States lisiere be of such little  use that its possession will become a  farce.  Since tiro above was written the  Canadian Commissioner's have somo  what repented their childishness. They  have-issued a statement rind signed  the maps but not the award. IIow  much better would that have been in  the first instance. .  GRIT MOSES  The Rossland Barrister will lead  the Sweet Seventeen in Legislature ��������� Mclnnes Given the  Double Cross.  (l-'rom Oirr Own CoiTuspoinlcnl.)  ViCTOiiiA, B.C., Oct. 20.���������Last night  fifteen of the Liberal inembers-olect  chose a leaders in tho person of J. A.  MacDonald, K. C, of Rossland. The  absentees were Jones and Murphy of  Cariboo. The first ballot stood 5 each  for Henderson, McTnnes and MacDonald. On the second Mclnnes got 0,  MacDonald 5 and Henderson 4. Things  looked peculiar to the mairrlanders so  they decided to double cross Mclnnes,  Henderson and MacDonald retired to  consult and came back with a motion  to change procedure.     This was quite  r i*t*i fti t't'i i*i*i fti ftt **r* ******* .-**-. .****���������* *-*!'. .***��������������� .***-* .**-��������� .-*-* .-r*-* **i** **fr* ������-fr* ***** ***** fti fti i*fr> iTi  r i^i i^j i^j i^i i^i i^i i^i m IP I l������ I |f| if l lf11������ I ill l j| l^l l^l l^l l^l l^l lj.1 l^l i^/i ij.������  : BUY THE BEST, f  We carrv a full line of McCLARY'S  STOVES���������for Wood or Coal. These are  the best and  most durable stoves made in  Canada,  in town  good  in  There are  that we sold  condition.  some  in constant  use  15 years ago and still  Granite  and White Enamelled Ware.  Mill and Builders' Hardware.  Mining,  For Choice Groceries in large or small Quantities  Write, Wire- 'Phone or Call on  Contractor Kernaghan Completed His Coutract Last  Week.���������Short Description of  the Official Home of No. 2 Co.  Contractor Kernaghan, the other  day, notified the Department of Public  Works thathis contract for the new  drill hall had been completed. It is  expected that in tho courso of a few-  days the supervising architect will  arrive to formally take it over on  behalf of tho Department. The new  edifice.isa-credit-vto-iall parties concerned and admirably adapted to the  purposes for which it is intended. The  interior fittings and joinery are particularly fine and are worthy of a  much more pretentious building.  * The main hall is -10x00 feet, well  lighted, and has at the further end a  spectators' gallery capable o������ accommodating some 50 people. From the  main hall a passage to the left leads to  the Armory, 20x20 feet which is well  fitted up. Along two walls are racks  for clothing aud accoutrements for the  42 men authorized, the rifles being  stored in a large arm and ammunition  chest. There is a travelling rack  running on rails to hold the 42 rifles,  airy of whicli can be reached in a  a moment. Shut In as they are from  all dust and dirt, thoy should be  very easily kept clean. Above the  arm ruck is a spacious cupboard for  storing ammunition and a long cleaning table, and armourer's desk complete the furnishings.  To the right of the armory are the  officers' and store rooms, the former  containing a handy lavatory and desk.  later. The store room is fitted up in a  most complete manner*, a. separate  shelf being allotted to everything  required aird a number of cabinets  with tho usual desks, etc., complete  its furnishing. All the interior work  is of local manufacture, carried out  under Contractor Kerimghan's direction, and is built of native woods  stained a dark walnut. The desks,  particularly, are first class pieces of  workmanship.  In the basement is the furnace' and  Morris tube gallery together with the  men's lavatory. From the number of  empty shells scattered round inside,  shooting must be popular with the  members of tho company.  There aro just two things that  should bo remedied.. The spectators'  gallery i.s too low and should be raised  at least two feet. At present it is  impossible to use the portion of tho  main hall under it without endangering the foresights of the rifles when  carried at the slope. 'The other thing  is the waste of space over the armoury  and other rooms at the back of tho  main hall. If it were floored and the  room walled .a splerrdid recreation  room would be provided for the men  at small expense. It would measure  about .40x20 and with the extension  of the heating system it would prove a  boon the whole year round. .  With these small exceptions, which  will probably be attended to in the  near future, the new drill hall is a  credit to the city, Capt. H.A. Brown,  and all those interested in securing its  construction are to be congratulated  on the success attending their eiloits.  a novelty, but passed, tho change  being that the two highest should be  balloted on first and then the winner  run against the low man. This was  pie for MacDonald who had arranged  for Henderson's vote, so out ho came  ahead of the othor "Mac," * 11 to I.  MacDonald and Henderson then  trotted a little heat and MacDonald  won out. And so the mantle of Joseph  has fallen on a man of no parliamentary experience.and whoso only qualification is that he is a good second  class lawyer.  I BOURNE BROS.  ty  r**N fti ft1 i*l*T *t*l**i 1*1*1 r*j*i r**f 1 r*l*i r*l*i r*l"i t't'i fti ***������ ***** ***���������*��������� **-**** **���������** ***** *'  ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty tyt  Mackenzie  Avenue .  .  This Morning's Wires  London", Oct. 21.���������Joseph Ohniuber-  lain addressed a large meeting at  Tynemouth today. All he asked, he  said, was a mandate from the people  to negotiate with the Colonies. He,  did not desire to interfere with their  commercial freedom.  Christian*".-*., Oct. 21.���������The Norwegian cabinet has resigned because a  Parliamentary committee awarded  four- disputed seats to the Opposition.  A coalition cabinet will-be formed.  Honolulu,- Oct. 21.���������The French  bark Constable de,Riclnuont has been  lost on French frigate shoals. Two  boats with 14' ureii are missing.  KcJiE. Oct. 21.���������The Italian cabinet  has resigned. The election is not due  to the political situation but to the  Premier's ill health."  St. Petersburg, Oct. 21.���������A despatch from Vladivostock says the  Japanese government' has notified its  Consul thnt there'is no reason why  the Japanese should leave Vladivostock.  Yokohama, Oct. 21.���������The Ministerial conferences, naval preparations and  notably the appointment of Vice Admiral Tegs, known as a fighting admiral, to command the standing  squadron, have led to a renewal of the  anticipations of trouble. Some decided  developments in the crisis are expected  shortly. The steamship and railroad  cor ri pan ies are said to have been notified to be in readiness for- emergencies.  DREDGE USED  POLITICALLY  (^S������VV\NNVvVVVvV\-V\<\*Vi������yv**������N**^^  argains!!  Just Purchased This Season.  The   Royal   City   up in   Arms  Regarding the Fraser River  Dredge Being Kept at  Victoria.  (From Our Own Corrc-jpoudrmt.)  New Webtminstek, 13. C, Oct. 20.-���������  The unwarranted ' transfer of the  dredge, King Edward, from the Fraser  river to Victoria where it is now pumping mud on James Bay flats is a more  sore point than over. The dredge in  question was built expressly for the  purpose of keepirrg the Fraser river-  channel clear and for over a year nothing in this direction has boon done. Iir  order to secure votes at the bye election  in Victoria Senator Templeman secured  its temporary transfer to the capital  but no one dreamed that it would ho  permitted to remain for a sufficient  time to endanger successful navigation  of the Fraser. Aulny Morrison, the  local member, has neglected to make  the proper representations and row  tiro trade of the. Royal city i.s most  seriously handicapped.  Tiro heavy freshet of this spring has  brought down more silt than ever  and tho Annieville bar1, a mile below  this city, has now only IS feet of water  at low tide whereas it should have at  least 25. The shallow extends for a  distance of nearly a mile, What  makes tho condition of affairs particularly unfortunate is that a ship with  a load of rails for the V. W. & Y.  Railway is waiting to unload here but  cannot get over this bar as she draws  22 feet of water. A heavy expense will  be incurred in lightering her and  unless this shallow is dredged out at  once it will be filled rrp even more  before spring. All the public bodies  are taking tlie matter' up and energetic  protester are beirrg sent to everyone  who has any influence with the Laurier  Government,  Dress Goods  Special���������75c. and 90c.  Suiting for 50c., in  Zebeline, :Snow Flake  and Plain Cloths.  65c.   Suiting   for  Heavy  Suiting  Vecunia  40c.  Suit  ings,   in   grey,    green  and Navy.    ���������  .. ,  50c.."Suiting for **35c,;.  in stripes,.. Cords, and'  plain Tweed effects.  Ready-to-Wear  Garments  See" these Garments.  We are offering them  to you at what the making and trimmings, etc.  would cost.  Golf Capes  A large assortment at  prices ranging from S3  to $18.  Gent's  Furnishings  In this Department we  are  well   to   the  front  "ivith-the-latest���������styles-in-  Ties, Collars, Hats etc.  Our Prices are right.  Ladies' Coats  Special importation of  the very latest styles.  SS.00 Coats in Dark  Tweed, three-quarter  length, a dressy coat  at a moderate price.  $11.50 Coat ��������� Ladies'  three-quarter length ,  Grey Camel's Hair,  Zebeline, full back and  Ey front, a very stylish  garment.  $12.50 and $10 Coats���������  A line of three-quarter  Coats to clear at $8.00.  Ladies'  Empress Shoe  The Best High Grade  Shoe in the market.  Ladies if you are in  need of serviceable  footwear try these.  Millinery!!  Millinery !!  This Season's styles.  In this department we  can please the most  fastidiousrOur-Milliner-  Miss Riddell, invites  your inspection.  REID & YOUNG,  THE LEADINC  DRYC00DS  MERCHANTS  MAIL OKDKIW HKCKIVK OUR PROMPT ATTKNTIOX.  V^******^**-****A*-*-****N*^^  Shakespearian Society.  A well attended meeting of the  above society was held at St. Peter's  rectory on Tuesday evening. Mr. A.  B. Miller read Rev. II. X. Hudson's  short life of Shakespeare and Rev. C.  A. Procunier gave a splendid address  on "Much ado about, nothing" arrd  "Macbeth," outlining the plots of the  plays and dealing with the idiosyncrasies of the principal characters. Lively  discussion was evoked and a most  interesting evening spent.  The next meeting, on Tuesday, will  be devoted to Mr. Prscunier's dissertation on the last play to be taken up,  Julius Caesar," and other matters of  interest to the society. The meetings  commence at S.'-iO p.m., sharp.  Young Conservative Club. Tomorrow  evening, Selkirk Hall. Good programme.  All cordially invited,  R. M. JR. Ball.  The local company of the Rocky  Mountain Bangers held .1 meeting on  Thursday last to make initial arrangements for their first annual hall which  will be held a.s soon as the necessary  arrangements can be completed. Col.  Holmes, B. O. C, when here on his  visit of inspection,expressed a desire to  be present and bis convenience will be  consulted in the matter-as he will be in  the city shortly to officially take over  the drill hall on behalf of the-Militia,  department. A further meeting'of  the company will be held this evening  when it is probable that committees  will be struck and other preliminary  arrangements made.  Young Conservative Club.   Tomorrow  evening, Selkirk Kail. Good programme,  I All cordially invited, .,*<T"  i ���������-.ni MER OF LIFE,  ���������rev Tr*(  St.    I*  iT...*.i   .ilton,  curate ol  lei .*;   . ..'inch,   Stato  r* : i. l i-.ioklyu.  /*  *���������"���������������  '*)  {"  **-,,- r*s*.-.5*r������*<j<r>*>c������**r*  -.���������Jl  -.i-    . ::u   look   lier     UP     hy  .-.   *...*���������:  iior'up i   Hnd lnur.**J-  .- *,   her, rind she mirt-  i! .*-.l.     U.   Mark   1..   31.  :*.l  *n  t.ic  h:::  the   uiuU  ���������   .('Ai;   to  ������.    .'.'id   noi   i1"  cr:v. Conrrnun  i.titry or a little time  out-of-doors,   away  :' men aud thc strife  always   gives   us   a  earn   Miinc  lesson  that  wc  ��������� ������������������ iv f..r the  tumult of the  :i with nature is nccos  Th-rs translation, however, will not be  an easy one, for the shirrings, puffings,  fiouncings, ruchings, etc., so fascinating in sheer summer fabrics will not  lend themselves to zibcline and cloth  and velvet  Of-course, house frocks and evening  who will deny the fact) frocks for winter will be in materials  1 soft enough and sheer enough to adapt  themselves to any handling, but just  what compromise will be effected in  the heavier fabrics remains to be seen.  The canny woman will not bein a hurry  to select her winter outfit and will wait  until tentative modes have settled into  svell-defmcd certainties.  t-rry to tire li;'-.-  ui tlie soul, and  even  <.**c day spent in the presence of God's  s  -S-eat  teacher  will  be  sufficient to cn-  h*.;hten and ehc.-r and give new hope,  *, provided,  indeed,  that  we  are  willing  , to listen to the voice of the teacher.  There is ono discovery that we make  every time that we enter nature's  ��������������������������� cathedral, whose walls arc thc spaces  , that separate us irom the busy world  . irom which we have come and whose  >dome is the arch of blue that suggests  -��������� the beauty and infinity of the world to  i*. which we are going.     The noise and  - the fret and the strain of liie arc shut  ������������������ out, and as wc rest awhile in the cool  ..and the silence we become aware of  the tension of those past days ; we find  :that we are possessed of a fever, that  .the temperature is above the normal,  ;*that the pulse oi life is quick and irregular, that the ievcr of life is threat-  -ening mind and body.  There arc ic/.v  that life in lhe m-cat centres of indus-  :try is ior the majority oftentimes more  ot* a burden thnn anything else.     And  -this not from lr.clc oi the necessaries ot  life, but from  ihe strain and  tension  .vhich must be undergone to secure lhe  -.iieans of subsistence.     It is not that  '.he number.of hours oi thc day's labor  is increased,  but  that  the   amount   ol  work per hour is greater.    The facilities  for'lessening'the drudgery of work have  rrrade a greater demand   upon  the attention   aud   skill   in   producing   thc  work.  And so it is with the social life of the  present age. The question of pleasure  has become absorbing. The thing is  no longer a menus to an end ; it has  become the end itself.. People live for  pleasure. They exhaust every energy  r:i the pursuit of ���������.���������'.ensure.  Society has become" more-and���������more  . .artificial. ';: Shnp.'icity' and informality  -are two words not to be found in the  dictionary pi modern society. The  life oi the present generation is more  complex, more exacting, more intense  -   than that o:  any iqrmer age.   . ,'''i; J ....  The fever oi liie seems to have seiz***  ed all classes and conditions of men,  .-.nd instead or heaithy ambition there  are nervous haste and consuming desire.  - .This is not the view of the pessimist  ���������there is. nothing in the statement to  warrant such an opinion.  v .The'present age is far in advance of  ���������a::y previous age, and thc world is  going forward. There is more enlight-  (-'-wm, more liberty, more brotherly  " "live, more* regard for the rights of the  .'���������.dividual thau ever before. And yet  "������:'.-. e cannot bin see that the world's  i.appiness is not in proportion to the  .world's progri*i; ihat while the material surroundi**;;? of life have been so  much bettered, yer. the result, as expressed in a ir.ronger, better, more  rational liie, is no: equally apparent.  Our civi!.z?.*.!<">:-! has developed a malady hitherto ���������.-.������������������.known, and no better' term can be found to describe it  than to call i: thc fever of life.  The  question  of  the  hour  is,  What  c*sn be done to cure this disease���������this  .��������� fever oi rife���������v.liich threatens to con-  ������������������- sumc the vitality of the present genera-  ^-^^11011^2^^^^^.-^=*^-^^^^-- .-.       __     _  Chris; ir.nity :: ���������ints~Tc^HF"onry~Onc"  who has the power, to perform the  ���������miracle of hvnlir.g, an..! that One is the  great Phyjicir.n, our Lord and Saviour  Jesus Christ. The Master oi Life is  here to tell us the secret of living.  He has come t.. -how men how to live.  The world to-day He*, sick of a fever.  Jt will never enter into full possession of its' life until it looks to Jesus,  y.-ho has come to give it life._ He is  writing to put His cooling, life-giving  touch on the :ever-to������ed sufferer and  to give it strength to rise up and perforin its task. "Both by teaching and  example He lias given mankind the  .standard of the perfect lire. Just in  proportion as the world accepts this  -standard will it receive the more  abundant life which is its  inheritance.  The fever of life is the result of our  ���������tacperiment with the things that ought  lo make for our happiness. Somehow  -we cannot get the right proportion,  -and instead of receiving joy and peace  ���������and a larger life from our use of the  ���������mixture, v.e find ourselves weak and  .feverish and sick at heart.  Let us go to Him and take His liie  for our example. Let us note what  things He counted precious and what  things Hc rejected a? harmful to the  soul. Let us accept Him as the Way  and thc Truth and the Life. And He  jwill enter the room in which we are  'now lying sick of the fever of life, and  So will take us by the hand .ind lift rrs  up and fill us with new life for service  to His glory and the salvation of our  fellow-men.  The appointment of Miss Jamfeson nf  Serilnglon to be professor of the Kuk-  *tish language at Grenoble University has  i-BOW been ratified by the French Jlirr-  iner of Public Instruction. This Is the  Jirst time that a lady has been appointed  ���������jto a professional chair ln a French unl-  ;v������ralty. Miss J.imleson Is of Scottish  descent. She was educated at thc Edin-  -Jb������rxh Ladies' College of the Merchants'  Company, took first-class honors last year  mt Edinburgh University, and also holds  She Herlot travelling scholarship given by  Jttha ������am������ InjUtutloa.  Already gossip about fall fashions is  (n lhe air and wise heads arc debating  OS to whelher this -summer mode will  endure or whether that one will end  with the wai'Ki weather. The indications, says The New 'York Sun, point  to logical development in fashions. We  have not yet exhausted ithe effects possible along lire line tc. -which wc have  given approval, arrd the chances at'.e  that thc coming wiiitsi- modes will be  the prevailing sumirrer-.ovy.-i9 translated  into heavier materials.        1  "For the "Farmer.  Good poultry is always wanted, and  poor stuff is a drug in the market.  Thc time is coming when there will  be no sale at all for poultry of poor  quality, for those who carr alTord to  buy it at all will demand   thc best.  The green .crop plowed under is  composed of three chief parts. About  four-fifths  of it  is .water,  or  from So  to 88 per cent.; about one-fiftieth of  the whole, or 2 per cent., is composed  of what is called the ash ingredients,  and thc rest is the so-called organic  manner. This organic matter, which  is really the most useful part of lhe  green manure, makes up, therefore,  about a twelfth of the whale mass put  under the ground.  Kansas needs 5,000 men -to help 'harvest the great wheat harvest, and the  farmers are gcttiair. so desperate that  they are stopping express trains and  going through, offering large wages  for men to get off and work in the  fields. At thc same time the United  States is receiving at least one hundred thousand immigrants monthly,  and the question naturally arises .as to  what becomes of them.  There is a rumor that severely tailored street frocks will iorgc to the front  once more, though thc dressy creation  which French dressmakers call a tailor  gown will still hc needed for more  formal wear. With this severe tailor*  frock, if prophecy is inltillcd, will come  a reaction against the plaited walking -,  street and thc unlined skirt. ���������     |  CA many-gored skirt���������having as many ���������  as seventeen gores and rippling .:'n j  somewhat exaggerated fashion around!  the feet-���������will have a prominent place j  and will be lined and stiffened around;  the bottom. Of the coat to ac'com-I  pany this skirt little that is definite is j  told save that it will be SCYSTC ii' 1"*s !  and finish., have the conventional tailor j  turn-over collar and mannish -sleeves-l  and vary in length to suit the wearer'.     ;.  But, as has been said, ail this i=_ iri t  the air as yet and may never mater'Al-.!  ize. More authentic is the information; j  about colorings for the coming sea- ;  son, for the manufacturers have already '���������  out their sample card; and from them 1  one can gather a few foundation facts. :  Brown, particularly in the dr-rk :  shades, but ranging all the way to light- ���������  est fawn, is prominent. Foliage greens :  and clear emerald shadings, blue, in !  the corn flower shadings, geranium **nd i  poppy reds, the reddish purples called;  .fuchs~ia_1aahlia, plum and aubergine <.f%g  plant), the cleaPti"T"V"ery"^Tj  are all in evidence in the samples, and  among the more delicate  pastel tints hold their own.  The Nova Scotia Apple Crop.  In a letter to the Fruit Division,  Ottawa, Mr. J. W. Bigelow of Wolf-  ville, N. S., gives the following estimate of this season's apple crop in  Nova Scotia :���������According to present  prospects there will be a full crop of  superior apples, giving over '400,000  barrels for export. Varieties are  about as follows :���������Nonpareil, 60,000  barrels; King, 50,000; Gravenstein, 50,-  000; JRibson Pippin, 40,000; Golden  Russet, 30,000; Baldwin, 6o,ooo:* Rhode  Island Greening, 30,000; all other varieties, 80,000.  Points of Wool.  In judging wool, thc following  points arc those of most importance:  Softness���������This is essential in good  fleeces, and the want of it is most  conspicuously noticed, if it is wanting, by examining Hie wool on thc  neck. Those fleeces are best which  abound in a sort of transparent oil,  which, after growing to the end of  the staple of the wool, attracts the  dust and gives the outside of tlie  fleece when on the sheep a darkish,  dirty appearance. This oily matter  is of service in hastening the growth  of the fleece, and in imparting softness, elasticity and strength to lhe  wool.  Soundness, or strength of fibre, is  an indispensable quality in wool. A  want of this invariably reveals itself  along the ridges of the back, where  there is a sort of division between the  wool of each side. To test it, pull a  lock or staple from this part, hold  to one end in each hand, and give it  a strong, steady pull. ; If the strands  break, the whole fleece is lacking in  soundness. This want of soundness  'is'generally .caused by bad feeding.  Fulness means the closeness with  which the locks of wbolgrdw together. Before opening the fleeces of  sheep possessing the quality in perfection, only a fine thin line of skin  will be seen around each lock of  wool. If defective, thc space between  the locks will be larger.  Frecncss���������This implies that the individual locks of wool, as also their  individual fibres, are not entangled, but  perfectly separate and distinct. The  wool on being opened in a well-bred  sheep should fall apart under the  hands clear and unbroken. 'A-wantof  frceness wiil show most plainly along j  the ridge of the back.���������C. G. Freer- j  Thonger, in Farm and*.Home (Eng.). j  Queen Draga's Last Letter.  ���������  The-TNcues Wlenor Journal publishes the  text of the last letter written by Queen  Erasa ot Sorvla. lliis letter having boon  penned on^-Ji������ evonins of her assassination and bearing Hint (late. The letter Is  addressed lo an Intimate friend of tlio  Queen, who received il rilriiirllrinuoiisly  with tho news of the writer's death. Foi.  lowing la an osact triuishiriuii ot the letter:���������  "..... I love Suclin. (tho Kin****)  with lnfinllo tenderness, lint 1 shall not  licsitnte to sncrillee myself and Kcparnto  from IhlB.ijooU und ralllirul soul. 1 know  that 1 un hated and that llio absence of  n child, ol 1111 heir, Increases llio dangers  which tlrrcriton us. II* lire Klin; becomes  reconciled, .with the extreme UndlealM It  may be thnt n second Queen ot Servla  shall follow tho lirst Into cxllo. I am  haunted by dark presentiments: often  during the night 1 recall the horrible picture of dying Michael, who extends his  bloody haiidii toward his assassins, hogging them: 'No mot je, bralseha, dostri'  (Stop, my brothers. It Is enough!) Saclm  alono nnd In the ml.Isl of nil our troubles  Is ln good humor. This Is largely iluo to  his unshakable faith In the Obrcnovlteh  star. I hope that,his .presentiments may  bo Justified."  This ls not the completo text of tho letter, but the remainder of It boars no relation to tho tragedy enacted at Bolgrndo  a few hours after lt was .written.  Watching the Money "Market.  Ths course of the British money market  la being .watched with anxious Interest  by those responsible for tho finances of  Australia, says The London TMall. Four  of thu States are In want or further loans  so soon as there Is a prospect of .floating  them on the TLondon market. The neediest of all the borrower's l������ TNow South  Wales, whose Government Ik accused of  spending no less than -CM.ODJ.OOO of borrowed money jn a littlo over four years,  and using loans, on the admission of the  Minister of Public "Works, to stave off a  crisis. She wants ������4.000.000. Victoria,  needs ������1,100,000 Immediately, and must  shortly obtain a further ������5,C47,000 by hook  or by crook to pay oft an old loan which  matures on January 1. 1904. Queensland  wants *.. ������2,000,000, though sho is now of  all tho Australian States tho most heavily weighted with debt. Western Australia has placed ut home a loan of  ������4,750,000, but the other Australian States  are not likely to be able to follow her  example, for, as a Victorian "Minister recently remarked to a deputation, it was  out of the ([uestlnn to think of borrowing ������5.000,000 In Victoria. The last In tho  list is South Australia, who needs ������500.000.  which will ultimately have to be obtained  from London. Kcccnt analyses of the  various Australian debts show that the  dead-weight debt, making all deductions  for 'productive works. Is now as much per  head as the .national, debt of England.  Another unfavorable symptom Is that the  population of Victoria has actually declined in the 5'car 11102. Until great, economies are effected In the .government and  administration, and until tho extravagant  outlay on public works ceases, tho prospects for tho British investor cannot bo  considered roseate.  The Glorious F*oui*L'.i.  ���������There Is no blinking tlie fact Ihat,  In American cities, tho numml colehi'ail(.n  of tho Fourth of July has degenornted into an annual nuisance���������:i carnival ot  hoodlumism instead of a festival of patriotism." This sentiment Is voiced by  The Kochester Democrat and Chronicle,  nnd Is ochood by newspapers nil over  the country. "The prevailing fashion of  celebrating Independence Day," remarks  The (Philadelphia Public Ledger, "Ib barbarous. Thore isn't a paiilule of common  sense or fitness In It. It would hnve  some meaning In China, or perhaps in  Central Africa.    In other matters wn ace  Anecdotal.  A little boj; in his nightdress wns on  Iris knees, saying his prayers, nnd his little sister could not resist the toinptntioa  to tickle the soles of his feet. He stood  it as long 11s lie could, arid (hen said:  "Please, God, excuse rue while I knock  tiro stullln' out of Nellie"  Judge Cox of the United States Circuit Court tells of 11 young lawyer why  came before lire Supreme Court to argue  a case in which lie was also defendant,  Addressing the court, lie referred to tlio  old French adage declaring that he wl'.c  argues lii-j own case lias a fool f<v a (..lien!.  .   ,. , ,    .,    ���������-.       .       . After the case had been heard lie lel'l. foi  past   Ul������   firecracker   and    the    tom-tom    ,,.    *���������.,���������- :,, qi   t ,,,,:.   ������������������*.!,,��������� ���������   ,-,.;���������,,,i *..  stage of civilization.    How  long do  wo 1 In* aomo in ht. Louis, asking a lircrru to        ��������� ���������     notify  mm  by  wire  when  the  decision  was handed down.    Tlris was tire r/iith.v  A  TURKISH   GIRL'S   LIFE.  propose to linger there in I his T* The Chi  cago Tribune, which makes v. specially  of collecting statistics of crime nud casualties, has published an estimate of the  dead and wounded caused by tlio havoc  of Ifourth of July celebrations. The record this year shows that BU persons were  killed and S,(i03 injured. The loss of property by fire amounted to J400.1K5. The  TNow York Kvening-I-ost says: "It appears that the celebration Mils yenr wus  of nn exceptionally destructive character."  Tho Springfield Republican Is leading a  newspaper crusade against Fourth of  July "perversion." and offers somo definite suggestions for a saner and moro  appropriate celebration of tho day. It  proposes to limit the "carnival of noise"  to the morning hours, betweon four and  nine, and to allow tho pleasure-giving  ilroworks���������"tho rockets, the candles, the  brilliant bursting bombs"���������to havo right  of way In the evening. The afternoon,  suggests The Republican, might be devoted to suitable sports and patriotic exercises.  The British Book Market.  If tho British book market is'not a3  flourishing as it might be, says Tho London Graphic, English writers may draw  some consolation from tho fact, as shown  by statistics in the current number of  The Author, that they are selling a great  many more books abroad than thev did  five years ago. The book exports of 1U03  weighed over fifty -thousand hundredweight more than those in tho year before the war, and this additional quantity  represented a money value of nearly threo  hundred thousand pounds. The books  sent to the United States last year, worth  in all ������371,417, showed an Increased value  of nearly seventy thousand pounds over  those in lSDS���������a significant development  when It Is remembered that tho practice  of copyrighting, and therefore of printing, Knglish books in the "United States  Is Toacoming more and more common, and  that consequently export figures are far  from Indicating the full value of the American market. At ter our transatlantic  cousins the next best foreign buyers ���������  though longo intervallo���������ara Germany,  France, and, remarkable to say, Japan.  It ls interesting to note that while our  imports of books during the war naturally  fell off considerably, the book exports to  foreign countries and to the colonies went  up during those years by leaps and  bounds. It Is also noteworthy that among  the colonies Canada alone shows a decrease in,the value of the books she imports from us���������a circumstance attributed  partly to the proximity of the United  States, and partly to the enter-prise of  Canadian publishers in issuing editions  of their own.  ... and  ���������.'ladings the  \ Apple Blight. ���������   ;  A number ot   reports   irom    widely ]  separated districts, complaining  ot* the j  ravages of the apple blight, have been ;  received  by thc   Fruit  Division,   Otta-.:  wa.   Mr. Peter   Anderson,   TH epworth, .  Ont, thus describes ithe situation in his  locality:���������"Apples, both early and winter,  are suffering  from  a  new disease  here.   A  blight   struck   the    blossoms  when in lull bloom and withered them  as  if  they had been  scorched   by  tire.  It is  now  withering   the   small   twigs  W1d^linibs^in*--tne^  Pure white, it is said, will be less  popular, but all thc off-color whites���������  oyster, mushroom, breadcrumb, etc.���������  will have great vogue. Two-tone effect';  will he pushed in wool fabrics and  French manufacturers threaten ns with  mixtures of bright colors, which they  call cake walk mixtures.  Broadcloth heing largely ordered.  and zibcline in countless varieties will  be a feature of the season. Scotch  plaids and thc soft-lined, subdued  French interpretations of tartan plaid  will appear again.  In trimming nothing startlingly new  is announced so far. New developments of the dangling ornament.:*,  fringes, cut out appliques, embroidcricr  of all sorts are promised, and lace w'.l  be much used, although it i.s confidc.'.t-  ly asserted that the day of the CVuny  and antique craze is past.  oi thc trees look as if '.ire had been  applied to about one-hnH of the smaller branches untri the leaves were all  crisp and brown, and even thc wood,  as far as this extends, is evidently  dead." Mr. Arch. MacColl, Aldboro,  Ont, writes that many orchards in his  locality are almost completely _ ruined  by blight, and that many trees wiil have  to be cut out.  It is difficult to explain the origin  of this trouble, but it is evident!}' or a  bacteria! nature. lt appears to >:*.*=  over thc winter just in the margin oi  thc affected part, near the heskhy  wood, and not in other parts ot" tne  tree or in the soil. Mr. VV. T. Ma-  coun of thc Experimental Farm agrees  with Mr. MacKinnon,' Chief o: the  Fruit Division, that the only remedy  is to cut out thc blighted branches well  below thc affected part, say_ one -root  below any appearance of blight, lhe  knife used for this purpose should he  ���������thoroughly cleaned or sterilized beiore  6cing again used on healthy wood. It  is fortunate that the disease sometimes dies out of its own accord, especially in the case of the body blii-ht.  It is sard to be conveyed from tree to  tree by bees and insects, which would  account for the great increase at blossoming time. Thc b'.ight appear.* to  develop very rapidly, and lire maximum  amount of damage is done alrji-.-t >*  ���������soon as thc attack becomes notic*::ii*ic.  It will probably be found, that the fall  is the best time lo cut out the affected wood, as the damage svill not hc  much, if any, greater then than at  present, and in the fall one may make  jure of getting all thc blighted portions.  As anything which stimulates an  undue growth of succulent wood is  /onducive to blight, it would be well  loT thc orchardist to cultivate anel man-  are so as to produce a medium growth  ol strong healthy wood.  Aberdeen's New House. T"1*  The Earl and Countess of Aberdeen,  \vho have been in London most of the  season, are building a new house for  themselves on their Aberdeenshire estates. It is in a different part of the  country from their chief scat, Uaddo,  which gives the title to their eldest son,  Lord Haddo. On one occasion Mr. Gladstone visited it, and it has, of course, associations with another Prime Minister,  the fourth Lord Aberdeen, lie was Frem-  ler about the time that Queen Victoria  and Prince Albert first went to Balmoral.  Lord Aberdeen has a second estate towards that beautiful quarter ot Aberdeenshire, and he is replacing the old mansion  on it with a new one. As it happens, a  neighboring proprietor is Sir John Clark,  whose father, Sir James Clark, the eminent physician, had a large voice in de-  torminine on iJeeslde for a Royal residence. Tlio wcit coast of Scotland had  been thought about, but Q-iecn Victoria  and Prince Alhert accepted Sir James*  =vie*iv-in^f5^-.r^^-th(i^Ui&rdP'-'i"ir&JJ3Isl*ir-  lands as having a drier and moro brac-  Ina climate.  Arnold and Pond.  "When Matthew Arnold ;*..*? a young man  saw Hejiworth Dlrrm'.-i book3'In tho shop  window*, he could not help exclaiming  with pride that he, too, was an author.  Later ln life when ho was a celebrated  author, meet tor lie: American lecture  market, he told Major fond, in perhaps  something of *.h������ same spirit-of irony,  that they wer.* both public men. If Arnold was g-Ailiy ot ironv. Major fond  turned its eiB't by countering with the  compliment 1T1.it Arnold had celebrity,  but himself o:My notoriety. Notorious  baa come to h-tve a bad ronriot-iiion, and  in that bad sense, ar. all events, the  (���������pUhet could not he .applied to Major  TPond's conduct of his ijueer business.  I'lioligh it has to b������* confessed that ho  stood to literature somewhat in the relation that Barnum tnood to less anstfcre  shown. It mum likewise be admitted that  h" did I tie business courteously anil considerately sis well as Kuc.-essfully, and  earned the regards of his clients. Nor  was it a class of c-li-ints ttait was always  ea-sy to manage. For most self-respect  lag men of letters, In IZriiclnnd  events, probably ��������� share* Cariyle'a  of  lecturing���������that   mixture.  Frenchmen in London.  The West End of London has been for  tho last tew days a part of Paris, says  The London Express. In Regent street,  which ought to be called the Boulevard  du Regent, one has heard nothing but  "Dis done," "Oh, '.**.. Is," and other  strange phrases. Restaurant keepers  have Imagined themselves out of tho jurisdiction of the licensing magistrates, and  only remembered by a great effort to  close at 12.u0, and the waiters have become quite civil when receiving the modest Parisian tip ot a penny. A country clergyman yesterday afternoon became almost terrliied after asking six  persons the way from Piccadilly circus  to the Royal Academy, and receiving the  polite answer, "Millc pardons, monsieur,  je ne puis pas parlor anglais." But perhaps the most striking feature of tho  French conriuost has been the neat, blue-  coated Frenchman selling Le Journal at  freciuont Intervals from Shaftesbury avenue to Oxford circus. Tlrey havo been  brought hero by tho enterprising proprietors of tho Paris paper, ���������and the  copies thoy receive about 4 in the afternoon are sold at the ordinary Paris  prices. The men speak ho Knglish -, thoy  do not need lt. Every passing policeman  politely says "Bon jour," and the native  newspaper sellers show their feeling for  the ententeocordiale by pulling them on  the back and -shouting "Good old France.;'  "How do you like London '.'" one of tho  camelots was asked. "Oh, c'ost magnl-  liriuc; Ies anglais sont bons gurcons. Vivo  rAngleterre I" was the reply. "Bravo ;  'ear, 'oar���������" added his neighbor, a grlny  gentleman selling souvenirs, and they  both went round the corner to find how  "la biero anglalse"  tasted.  Should Ladies Wear Socks?  The question as to whether English  ladies should wear, socks, after the .example of their American cousins, says  Tho London Express, was earnestly discussed yesterday In the West End and In  the large wholesale hosiery houses in tho  city. The general opinion of the heads  of largo drapery firms was that the fa'sh-  lon would never become popular in England. In an interview with an Express  representative the managing partner of  a firm near St. Paul's Churchyard said:���������  "The idea that well-bred English women  will adopt the latest American tad o������  wearing socks instead of stockings Is a  ridiculous one. A certain class of women who call themselves 'the smart set'  may do so, but I do not think that even  they would have the hardihood to walk  down Regent street in .broad daylight  wearing gaily-colored socks and a short  skirt. A woman who ventured out attired in such a manner would stand a  poorer chance of setting the fashion than  thoso strong-minded females who attempted to adopt tho 'rational costume'  and walked about in bloomers somo three  years ago. No ilrst-class hotel or restaurant would admit them, and they would  probably bo followed through the str-eets  by a crowd of idle loafers,"  Is it a Vandyck?.  ' There ls at present being carefully  guarded in Manchester a picture which Is  declared by many experts to be a Vandyck. Others Incline to the opinion that  it is a Rubens. It treats of a Scriptural  subject���������tho offer of Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. The history of the picture is  remarkable. For many years lt hung  neglected in an old Cheshire mansion,  one of the sons of tlie family ultimately  exchanging it for two diamond bracelets  and a breast pin. It changed hands at  cheap rates frequently in its grimy state  unUl it reached a man who, llndlng it  cumbrous in his house, gave It to a Mr.  John Bolton of Manchester, who had It  cleaned and kept It for twelve years..  About nine months ago Mr. A. J. an-  lorme, an art expert of Longsight, was  ^commlssioned^Jby^Mi'. J. Spurr of the  Towers,'Blackpool, to-inspcct-t'nu-palnt-^  ing. He at once pronounced it lo ue a  genuine Vandyck, and his opinion has  been endorsed hy a number of gentlemen hi official positions in the art world.  *Mr. Spurr at once bought thc picture contingently for i.T,.000. It Is probable tint  the picture will shortly be brought 10  London for Insaecilon.  Australian Appointments.  Many rumors are In thc air respecting  the impending Australian n->*)oliit:n-.**.l.  says Tho London Chronk-l.-:. and s-i 10  appear to think that Sit* Mdmund lln I'm  will withdraw from the turmoil of 1 "lilies and take the chief Feat on Ih***" r.ew  Federal Sirprome Court l'.ciu-li. Then the  post of High Commissioner lias.Ui bu lined presently, and the names '.f many prominent men, besides the Premiers, iir&  mentioned in connection with this, the  Agents-General lit present.In London being left entirely,out of calculation. '1 lien,  as Lord Tennyson is ceitainly returning  home ill!** year-end. II Is piobnble that  his successor will soon bo settled upon,  no as to giv;! him good time for preparation. One. report has It that Lord Lylton  Ih belriK llwuiglit of In connection with  this Important ofllce, bur his youth would  Btrinrt -iKiiinst him In the Australian es-  tlrnnte. Still, .-(ll tlie yorimi Governors  have not done bnrlly In Australia, for l.'ird  at  all  eJUlike  h���������  e;alled -      - - , , ,  fj&i&i?"anrI ,h* *^-*������"r-st-! ^s\a^ sus*?iwovBcoruJ!:,rA%iev.,.,on  O JAfilGS      XJ tl Ij Im ���������*������������������ l*' ���������_,��������� ,.,���������,   ^_  , ���������  The Iron Pillar-at Delhi. |  The famous Iron pillar of TOe-lh! I.i I  ���������bsalt with In Casxlcr'.-r .Mag.-c/.lne. The  plBtr Is a solid shaft of wrought Iron,  t9 Inches In dlamet'ir, nnd of a length  that is variously reported. Tlie total  length Is from IS to W feet underground  and above. Including a capital of Wj  feet. The pillar cont������Iris about SO cubic  feet of metal, and wel������b������ nbout seventeen tons. The metal is, of course, charcoal Iron, mnde directly fiom ore In  small bl-llets. but how it was welded up  no ono can toll, as no record exists of  any early mothod of dealing with great  masses of wrought Iron. An Inscription  roughly cut or punched upon the column  states that Rajah JDhnra subdued a peoplo In-tho Surdhu, named Vnhlikos. and  obtained with his own arm an undivided sovereignty on the earth for it lone  period. The dnte of the inscription has  been referred to the third or fourth century after Chrlnt. but on this authorities  are ������t variance. _���������.  Thc Only Way.  "Have; you lived here long '!" asked tho  stranger. i*      ���������  "Well," replied the lank gentleman who  loo*****.,*!  itt'-rj   expect  J?'  hei  a feller   like me to  live  ilcspatcli he received: "Old French tiling  tifllrmcd."  A correspondent of the Rochester  "Poat-JExprcsu" tells u story of a certain  judge who is very fond of Bailing. Ono  day Inst summer thc jurist invited n  friend of his, a lawyer, to tako a sail  with him. At the start tho wind was  quite brisk,' but soon freshened into a  gale and caused the littlo craft tliey were  In to toss and roll in 11 manner that  soon caused the lawyer's features to  twist into expressive contortions. .Tin-  judge, noticing his friend's plight, lniil  0. soothing hand on the tatter's shoulder,-  and said: "My dear fellow, can I do anything for you?" "Yes, your hoaor," replied the lawyer in plaintive tones, "yon  will greatly oblige me by overruling thia  -notion."  Lady Curzon takes a great interest in  tire English that educated Hindoos write.  This English is nearly always ludicrous,  and Lady Curzon has a huge collection  of flne specimens of it. Recently she got  from Bombay an addition to Iter collection, a letter that two brothers sont out  to their patrons on tho death of their  father, who had been the head of the firm.  The letter ran: "Gentlemen���������XVe have  thc pleasure to inform you that our respected father departed this life on the  10th inst. His .business will be conducted  by his beloved sons, whose names are  given below. The opium market is quiet  and Mai. 1,500 rupees per chest. O death,  where is thy sting? O grave, where is  thy victory?   We remain, etc."  Wirt Gen-are, in his volume on "Greater Russia," says, that in the Czar's country one may not call another a fool-  there is a Scriptural injunction against  that, and it is consequently a legal offence, too. Not long ago, a. "vint" plav-  cr called his partner a fool for needlesslv  trumping their trick. The offended man  brought his accuser before the court. The  culprit pleaded provocation, and, knowing that the judge would ho a passionate follower of the national game, explained the matter in detail. The judge  became interested; got excited as the  particulars of thc piny were given. "I  took thc trick with my queen, and, instead of throwing away, my partner  played the king!" shouted the abuser.  "The fool!" said thc judge; "air-hem���������  next case."  When Gladstone was first a member  of tlie Cabinet, liis young wife dropped  a word dn the presence of some of Iris  colleagues which implied that she was  acquainted with a matter of great importance. Realizing that she had made  a slip, she left tihe room and wrote a  note of apology, whicli ehe sent to her  husband by a servant. The reply that  came back was to this effect: "Dearest  C. Don't blame yourself. I don't .blame  you. It's the only little mistake you  ever made. Your aflectionartc, W. E. G."  In later years when people tried to  "pumpV Mrs. Gladstone; her look of ignorance was bland and convincing. "Well  Mrs. Gladstone, what is Mr.-Gladstone  gouig to do ahout the Irish Church?"  Well, I wonder? What do you think  he ought tp do?" And the questipner  retired as wise as he came.  Visitors to Washington will recall the  'bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln in  the center of Lincoln Park. It was purchased with a fund raised by former  slaves to commemorate their liberator.  There is a replica of the statue in Boston, reared hy the liberality of Moses  Kimball. Bostoriians tell a story concerning the remark of Oliver Wendell  Holmes when he whs lirst. shown the  Lincoln statue in Boston. Beneath that  statue and on thc granite base was an  inscription telling thc history of the  memorial. The name of Moses Kimball  appeared in letters of very large size;  in fact, live or six times as large as were  the letters in the name of .Lincoln. Dr.  Holmes glanced at the * monument, and,  catching sight of the name of the giver  in 'big letters, dryly remarked: "Well!  well!. How,Moses Kimball has changed!"  During the heat of the recent troubles  in Venezuela, when^Ire coast wa3 block-  aTdctl-and"^taTVatibii^vas^staring-^frfty-  p'er cent, of the people irr tire face, Stephen Bon-sal was surprised to Iind President Castro enjoying himself nt a picnic  at La Victoria, where chn-mpngne was  flowing like water. "I did not srrcceed  in concealing, nor did I very much try  to conceal, my astonishment nt the  scenes which met my eye," he says. "I  had certainly thought to find our ally  otherwise engaged. 'But why should you  wonder?' said Castro, noting my strr-  prise; 'our part is played. We hnve  picked the quarrel, and now, blessed be  the Monroe Doctrine, our role is finished,  and the lighting*-must be done by "el  tro Samuel." All the papers in the case  I have given to j'our minister, who goes  to Washington ns my attorney.' 'Ye3,  ''viva In Doctrina Monroey"!' exclaimed  Tello Mnndozn, the witty muleteer whom  Castro has made secretary of the treasury, 'it spares us sleepless nights, and  irivcs us time for picnics.'"  Advice on Marriage.  Never marry for money, unless it is  Bettlcd upon you.  Never marry for beauty, but bake caro  that your wife has it.  If you marry for love, be sure that  she's got it*r-for you.  Never marry a woman who's cleverer  than voureelf, or silie will make you look  foolish.  Never marry a* fool, or ehe will breed  trouble.  Never marry a red-headed woman;  they are generally spiteful. _  Never marry a black-haired woman;  thev are shoittempered.  Never marry a thm girl; ahe will most  likely become scraggy.  Never niarry a fat girl; -on, over-oorpu-  lenet w*oman is a monstrroaity.  TNev<w niaxry a girl who will not go  out; ahe will be no oompaiiion to yoa.  Perhaps it is safest never to marry at  "Sho Hu Few ricu<iiii'������'i, niul   Kven Tli.il>  Aro 'r*.(iii,u*i.  The pleasnros of Turkish girls nro-  ���������oxtrenu'ly simple nnd llnrllud. Shud  out from the great world of entertuin-  Tiicnt which the literal un* of clvillzeili  vouiilries opi'ires up 10 thu iSuroxieuM  child ilirvcll.v she can rend, with tho  except Ion of festivities lu the linivit*  ou i-cd-letlei' days, her pleasures coll.-  61st lu au occasional picnic or uc*ouin-  ���������parilng her clilors ou tho visits which*  occupy no much of a Turkish lndy'.**  time. Uu IkjuxcIkiUIs or religion*  ���������foa������U wealthy people often urgiiul'/o  ciitei'talnmi'irts on n very elaborate*  neiile. Gypsy (Innivrd or a troop of  clowns with .sonic sort nl' puutumliuo  are engaged for ihe occasion, and thm  neighbors, rich nnd pour, nre Invited  to the perfoniuinee. Tho Turks, beliia  exceedingly hospitable, a friend of thu  hostess Is free to br'inr all her ulster.**,  nnd hor cousin**), und her ruiuts, with  their families ou sueh occasions. Thcsu  ��������� ro high iluys for the Turkish girl���������  (for her ciders, ton���������though an English  child of ten or twelve would think tho  entertainment a very poor performance indeed.  The dances are at times graceful,  aud the music, when one Is used to it.  Is not always excruciating: -but tlio  coarse, almost brutlish, humor of tho  ���������pantomime would be decidedly distasteful to a western audteuce. Al  more plensnrit. side of Turkish life is  that which may be seen any day in  early summer at-the Sweet Waters of  Europe, or some other favorite resort  on the outskirts of Constantinople.  The family will set out In the morning, aud, spreading their rugs ln somo  field, spend thc day there doing nothing, and apparently very, contenteti  with tho occupation. The women  squat on the ground with their feet  under them iu that peculiar way to*  which they are indebted for their  handy legs. It Is not romantic but  truth compels tue to state ��������� that all  Turkish girls ultimately become bandylegged, the flue, well-made woineu one  occasionally meets lu Staiuboul aro*  mostly Circassians. '   ,  A few cakes and some ralrat lak-  fooum or other sweet sullices for both  young and old. A stranger Is invariably struck with tho premature serious air that Turkish children wear..  The elder girls do not play and run ns  do healthy children. They sit or stroll  about, quietly and gravely, theic*.  yashmaks ' loosened .mul", .forming a  suow-whlto .framework, which displays to advantage .their complexion..  as yet unspoiled by paint 01* powder.  On the approach of a "inrtn they will  "nastily draw their yashmaks, uot so-  close, however, that lhe slranger cannot admire faces If lie has a fancy for  Turkish beauty, which, though. In glrla  and young women sometimes very attractive, is toj frequently of the ���������hnlC-  bred Tartar type, lacking iu intelligence and refinement.  Recovering Lout Ancliorfl.  One of tho queer occupations of mankind ls that of dragging for lost anchors, lt Is. carried on In hays and  rivers, and even In the open sea along*  tho coast. A writer in thu .New,. York  Evening Post says tliat several sloops*  and schooners are engaged almost exclusively ln this pursuit.- The hunters  aro as familiar with tho ground where*-  anchors are to be found as lisherinen  aro with the fi'vorltc haunts of tho-  living inhabitants of the sea. It ls said),  that the stretch of sea off Uie Dcla-  rware breakwater 1s most fruitful iii.  dropped anchors. This Is owing to llio-  fact that so many vessels are compelled hy the state of the weather of  of tlie tide to ride off the breakwater,  toeing often caught in gales while .stationed there. Tlie manner of Ashing*  for lost anchors is most simple. A!  chain ls let down in a loop long-  enough to drag along the bottom anil  the vessel goes on her way with all  bands on hoard alert for- a bite, aiul-  n. "bite usually ends In a* catch. Tho  recovered" anchors are usually sold.  again at'a price of.about 4 cents iv  pound, which is a'cent under the- market price for new anchors. A big  anchor will weigh (i.OOO pounds, si#  ithat'the fishermen make !?2-10 out of it.  Afore, often, however flic anchors  fished up weigh from 1,000 to 2,000  pounds, and there ls a pretty profit ia  ���������the business even their.  Tslephonlnir ThrouBli. Sen Water.    .  Tlio success that has attended the' recent attempts In England to establish  a practical system of telephonic communication without wires between,  (Ships at .������ distance from each other,,  serves to recall the fact that about two*  ���������years ago In American^ inventor, Dr.  -Ernest���������Huber.^seeui^eliihe^ji^^Uinca^  of. the United States government in tha  projection of a series of experiments*.  In deep sea telephoning. For' some  reason the experiments were not made  but the device promised woll. The  sound waves passing through the  .water caused metal strips to vibrate,.  and the vibrations were transmitted  toy wires to microphones, which greatly intensified theni. An indicator showed the Intensity of tho souiid. and gavo  an Idea of the distance of the object  causing tliem. The direction whence  Hip sound came could nlso be determined. The sounds within the ship*  ���������were eliminated, and only extraneous  noises were recorded. Sound waves-  could be' thrown out in all directions  ���������by the ringing of an electric bell, and  heing reflected indicated Icebergs, sub*  merged wrecks or oilier obstructions  even ten miles away.���������St. "Louis Globe-  Democrat ..������������������*.  The true of Ktlierjn Sureery.  The discovery of'anaesthesia is duo  to Dr.'Crawford W.'Loug, of Georgia,  who iu 1.S42 performed a surgical opera tion upon" .Tames'M. Venahle, Dr.  Long having first rendered the patient.  insensible to pain by the application of,  ether. Two or three years later Messrs..  ���������Wells. Jackson and Morton began their  experiments, after which the anaej^-  thetlc properties of ether and chloroform rapidly became��������� known.  They Fleht to'Conqtiar.  'An Anglicized Japanese says of the*.  national air of Japan: "It is fcadesorib*'/V"/|  ahle.    I have heard nothing so much1  like It as your 'Dead March to Saul'���������  it ls that sort���������terrible arad solemn. And'  then the Japanese soldiers Ho not tear* *  death.    They    don't    fliinJfc about it.  They go to fight and  conquar.    Tho!  men favor the religion of tha Samurai,;  ���������which Is to do right and lear-e yout-  ���������elf la tbe hands of your CratttoK." I,  b  S*  mym^*\m+*m+*m+m++*+  ROLFF HOUSE  By G. H. BENEDICT.  A Thrilling Story of Love and Adventure.  t The'fear of war between America nnbt  the Mother Country has not troubled  Ine much. In ease lt breaks out, I fear,  1 shall he but t\ recreant son of Oolum-  bla. Could I he assured ot the certainty)  ���������of .hostilities, I would start at once fori  tiotnt, ready to sacrifice my ambition  on tho altar of my country's service.  But lt seems to me that tho probability*,  of matters coming to such a crisis la  loo remote to call for any preparation!  for lt I am clad to know that you  consider a war very doubtful. It would  te very unfortunate tor me to be cut  oft from all communication with my,  native land and home. I can only ������ar������  ���������stly hope that the cloud will pan*  away; and I am Inclined to think with.  nicely my bait took! Mind you, icriipi*-*-*  I did not show nny open enmity or dislike, or make any dcrt'iind for punishment for bin treatment of mo, 1 simply  related the clrrun.stances In such it.  manner an to ntigKerit that, although t  had been curtly received, I was rather  amused than nnncjvl at it. arrd only  (rrlovod In any way tint I should have  fulled ot hospitality under the roof of  such a dear friend. You seo how well  It worked. Ah, lirilph, delicacy ami  keenness are tho true weapons of a  diplomatist. If I hnd bungilngly shown  my hand,' and demanded satisfaction  for being insulted, 1 should probably  have failed in my purpose. Hut hy  suggesting  the  truth   with   a  cheerful  the subject, tt more letters had arrived, she was not aware of the fact; for  farmer Bruyn had maintained an imperturbable silence since his first hasty  notion in destroying* Claude*s letter.  Like most men of strong, wilful natures, he rarely changed his mind when  once he had deliberately formed a purpose; and being fully resolved to break  lip the relations of his daughter wilh  Claude it probably did not occur to  him to frrlve himself any further thouK.it  about the matter except to vigorously  execute his flrst-fori'm'U purposes.  Meantime, Rosa became Instinctively*  aware of some influence on the part oif  lier parents it* the cause of Claude's silence. Her* faith In him was too slroni;  and IrustlriB' to cause her to credit for  an instant the Idon that he would deliberately desert her. 11 Is true, she had  had a premonition thai his absence m  led to a volubility of Indignant expression of her feelings rather surprising*  to that individual  Leb. affected to treat lt all with easy  Indifference, however, and at once made:  tblmselt at home ln his new position.  I "It is quite needless for you to rail at  me, fair and amiable Alarwuret." lie re-  ipllad, to one of thc old woman's otit-  ���������bursts; "the powers that be have put  me here, and here I mean to stay. Vou  ������������������fill like my company better after ynu  ���������fet hotter acquainted with me"���������and  his lips parted ln a satirical smile tbat  showed his yellow fangs ln a not vi.iy  agreeable manner.  "Like a wolf," snapped old Margaret,  her faded blue eyes fairly blas-lntr Inn*  hatred and lndltrnutlon. "A pr**uy ncnn  you are for Rolff House, Indeed, you  thief and vagabond, as your father end  mother wore  before you.    What  havo  The Russian Fin; r.ccs.  Europe  might  lead   to  the  cooling  of j -^"comeTereTo" steal?   Oh. I'll winch  his affection  toward  her;  but she  hnd '  considered lt possible only ns thc  re-  you���������I'll watch you."  And watch him sho did.  Lob. soon  f/.'.'.^f !"B ."b.!!C,.',,.C',"' ".n.'.l.!.1.,,C I1���������..".'.','1 ! to"* thatTt would Tmve becn'Tmm"-*-  faco and artless manner I have gained  *��������������������������������� that It has so long appeared threat- ' my point without in the least seemlne  VnmgwitUut breaking into a storm. ' to deserve it. You see it-eh, Ralph V*  ���������������w the chances are that it will pass ' 1 "Yea, yes," answered the younft man;  Oetly over !  "il was a very ,,eat atroko*    3iut who  At a later date, I may write you  tnore fully concerning perse lal matters,  ���������and my welfare and progress. At present, lt Is enough to say that I am fully  satisfied aa to the propriety of the step  2 have taken, and deeply grateful to  you for your needed assistance ln tho  matter. I am already making progress,  jl trust, and allow no moment to go en-  Itlrely to waste.  !   With great respect, yours most sincerely, CLAUDE  ROLFF.  This letter gave Mr. Saybrook tho  tlvllest satisfaction. Yet, with his  ���������usual caution, he considered lt from  jevery point of view. But he could find  in It nothing to awake suspicion. In  fact, lt seemed to him that Claude had  unwittingly played Into his hand in  a manner that he had had no reason to  expect. He wns quick to see several  points in the letter that might r-rove  of the highest advantage ln tho furtherance of his plans. The order- removing  old Carl from Uolff House was particularly pleasing to him. It opened tho  ���������way for his plans in a most acceptable  manner. He was dialing and fretting  ���������under the enforced delay in his schemes,  but here was a chance offered him for  an important step, and he determined  bo take advantage of it.  ���������'. CHAPTER XIII.  Tirrom his correspondence with Claude,  Anthony Saybrook was enabled to draw  two conclusions: first, that the young  man's confidence in him remained unshaken; and, second, that under no  probable circumstances wan. he likely  to contemplate a speedy return to his  native land.  This result of his diplomatic letter  was very gratifying to him, and cleared the way for the progress of his plans  ��������� In a manner that was highly encouraging. As usual with him, he flattered  ���������������������������: himself that it was all due to his own  ���������shrewd management, and his confldenco  ln his ability to consummate his elaborate plots was greatly Increased.  H������ foresaw that Claude, in any event,  in view of his resolution to remain in  Europe, would soon require the raising  of new fundi*, and whether events so  favored him or not as to lead to tho  adoption of his bold and dangerous  game to come into possession of Rolff  ���������House, he had no doubt that he could  bo entangle and manage the young man  . as to assure ultimate success to his  schemes even though no war broke out  to raise a barrier between hiin and his  victim and leave him free to carry out  (What he'considered his "bold stroke."  Ralph, as usual, had the full confl-  aence of his father in all his plans. A  perfect understanding existed between  the two. The law ot hereditary qualities was strikingly Illustrated in the essential likeness between the charactei-3  of this precious pair. Ralph was loss  .mature and experienced in mere craft,  but in cool, calculating, mercenary  spirit he waa not a whit behind his  father. In fact, while the parent retained a certain affectation of virtuous  motives even in the presence of those  tt waa not necessary to deceive, and  ���������while discussing plans of the most unmitigated villainy���������a habit quite common with those who have pursued a  progressive course in dishonesty from  =-������*r.n-original-standpolnt^o������=hesltancy*-**-=  With Ralph there was no such pretension of respect for virtue where its use  -waa not required. He had been so early,  Initiated Into the arts of trickery and  'dishonesty that the habit of equivocate  - tng with his conscience had never been  ���������formed. The only difference between  Ithe two men was that Ralph was the  bonester and more direct rogue of tha  ���������two.       .'.  i They understood each other perfectly.  She elder Saybrook greatly admired  ("Ralph's nonchalance and directness in  any equivocal work, while the latter  ���������aid not fall to return a full measure  . of admiration of his father's craftiness  and skill. Each worshipped with ardent  eeal a certain deformed idol of Respectability, whose chief supports were  iwealth and "position,, and. each was  equally inured to the idea that a certain amount of moral crookedness was  necessary and laudable in the pursuit  ot wealth and power.  Ralph had been away on some business duties in'a neighboring village at  ���������the time of the arrival of Claude's letter; but, on his return, his father lost  ���������no time In communicating to him its  (welcome contents.  : They sat do-.vri to discuss the letter  4n the little law ofllce.  ���������i "Everything continues to work favorably," remarked the elder Saybrook.  ["������������������'The result so far shows that r have  mot made'a single miscalculation. I  think I lrave seen my way pretty clear,  jan.d,. by my knowledge of the younjs  "���������man's character and purposes, 1 have  "been enabled so. far fairly to discount  the future. I suppose I should be .satisfied. I know I ought to* feel confluence'in myself. But I nm terribly  nervous and anxious. Every day's delay grinds me. Oh, for a chance for my,  bold stroke! Ah, Ralph, If I could only  control poUtlcal events for a week! But,  pshaw! It won't do to be visionary. I  ���������have every reason to congratulate mjr-  aelf on securing the removal of that  old dog of a Carl Crum,   Ha, ha, hoar.  are you to put in old Crum's place 1"  '��������� !   "There is a point that puzzles me."  ' replied    the    elder,    corrugating    hla  brows.    "It is  hard  to  pick  out Just  such a man as I want.   It will be necessary to select seaiebody we can trust  to  a considerable extent,  and yet  he  must not be toa sharp for us.   I havo  thought over every person at all avall-  I able, and I don't know but that, on the  .whole, TLeb. Sackett is our man.   He ia  1 shre.wd and serviceable, If we can only  trust  him  far  enough.      But,     really,  ithere is nobody else who will do at all.  > rather think we must take him.    I  '  fancy T Can manage him well enough.  I [What do you think, Ralph?"  "Why, I think he is Just the man, lt  (we can only make him available. But  OT have some doubts on that score. I  have heard him talking several times  on the subject of the stories they tell  about Rolff House, and It struck mo  that he was rather inclined to be superstitious and give credence to the  wildest tales of the popular fancy. In  that case, lt might be hard to induce  him to enter a house that Is reported  to be haunted.  "Oh, leave that to mo," Interposed  the elder Saybrook. "I fancy Sackett  takes a sort of pleasure In encouraging  the superstitious notions of people, but  he is a world too* shrewd to take much  capital In tho common run of spooks.  'At least, we can soon judge as to that.  Nobody has been hurt yet by spirits at  Rolff House,'and I don't think Sackett  ,wlll decline, a liberal compensation to  do as we want him to."  "You are, the * best Judge," replied  Ralph.  . "I shall endeavor to see him within  a day or two," pursued the father, "and  I shall sound hlni carefully before committing myself to any agreement witb  him."  With this understanding, the conver������  6ation on the subject closed.  True to his word, Anthony Saybrook  promptly sent for Leb. Sackett, and tho  next day that cerulean Individual put  in  an appearance  at  the  law  oflice.  A few words .sufficed to introduce th-***  subject of the vacancy to occur in Rolff  House.  "It is not necessary to stato the rea ���������  Rons why old Carl is to be superseded,"  pursued the lawyer. "But, as trustee  of the estate, it is necessary for me to  secure a reliable man to take his place.  I have sent for you, Mr. Sackett, believing you would be a good person to consult In regard to the matter. Do you  know of anyody who would be likely tb  meet my idea of a thoroughly reliable  wan?"  TLeb. Sackett half-closed his cold, lustreless eyes, and his vacant countenance  became a shade more blank and meaningless���������-a fact which probably indicated that he was concentrating his mind  to a reflective state. After a moment,  he said:  "'Taint everyody who would want  to live ln Rolff House."  , "And why not?" queried the lawyer.  "'Why' enough," replied Mr. Sackett "The place Is a regular old ghost  trap. Some say the Old Boy himself  makes lt his headquarters at certain  times. TThether all the. stories they tell  about It are true or not, most people  *fc*lleve'them-rand-*there-lsn't-one-man-'ln-.j  a dozen you could get to go near the  old house, much less to live ln lt."  "But do you believe these stories,  Mr. Sackett?"  "Well, I've heard 'em on good authority, and perhaps I've seen some  things myself. All I can say is, where  there Is so much smoke there ls pretty  ���������ure to be some fire."  "But If the common run of people aro  so superstitious, Mr. Sackett, do to be  afraid of* ghosts In Rolff House, surely  a man of your strong mind and keen  cense ia not."  "If you mean.to offer me the place."  Interposed Mr. Sackett, "I'll say tliat I  ain't to be seared by ghosts or hobgoblins of any kind. I never knew 'em to  hurt anybody. If there are ghosts In  Rolff House, I won't disturb them arid  I don't think they will disturb me. Besides, I. know a thing or two about such  matters. I've studied demonology for  some years, and we* have some secrets  In our family that everybody don't  knowj Ghosts ain't very pleasant  neighbors, perhaps, hut I'd rather havo  them than most men."  "Well said," replied the lawyer.-with  a pleasant smile. "And to cor.ie'��������� ripiit  down to business, Mr. Sackett, I believe  you would perhaps be just the man I  want; and your knowledge of gho^t  matters might be of some use to rr.3."  Wlth the ice thus broken, the two  talkers soon 'arrived at a satlafacloVy  agreement, by which it was arranged  that Leb, Sackett ���������.(���������as to I also the placo  of old Carl Crum in Roi IT House.  almost Imperceptible growth of Inilli"  ference ns he formed new association*!  und ties In a strange land. She* could  not doubt that he had fulfilled his  promise of writing lo her. Why luul  she not received his letter? There was  no marked change In the conduct of  her parents towards her; yet a slight  Increase of maternal tenderness and  watchfulness, nnd a studied avoidance  of all topics relating to KolrY House or  its young heir in her presence, were  prophetic to her mind of the real cause  of the difficulty.    She knew  that  her i  slble to have put a more vigilant rnd  unrelenting detective on his actions  than this faithful old domestic. Sho  would steal around the llouce after him  In the most tireless arrd nolscler-ui way,  and the constant fear of being under  her observation rather Interrupted the  pleasure he had promised himself ln  exploring the nooks and crannies of tho  strange old mansion. Whenever he betook himself to a new Held of investigation, he was pretty sure soon to be  greeted with the picture of old Margaret's grey head and wrinkled features  father had never really liked Claude, j framud in "the shadow of a doorway or  although his objections had never been win(loWi wlth all-observing eyes fixed  clearly stated, and while she could not | feariessly ana suspiciously upon him.  But Leb. was not the kind of a man  suspect him of any such action as de  liberately and  secretly  destroying  his I to be easlly. alscoUraged.    He resolved  letters, she y<Sl felt a painful conviction i ,���������entany  ..tQ flx the old lady,"    and,:  that he had taken some means to for- I pending his reflections on the matter,  bid or prevent Claude from con-mum*, * he t00k occaslon to report her attitude  eating with  her. I to his employer.  Girl as she was, and of a tender and |     ..-ft. wouldn't be a bad idea to get rid  almost timid nature. Rosa possessed an  unusually cleat* and saga-clous mind,  and* she was not long in concluding that  of  hor  ln  some  way," .3*.rggested  the  amiable Mr. Saybrook.  'I might drop her In the old well, or  her father would not have taicen any t |0ck her up in one of the old cellars and  sudden and decided stand against j ieave her there." responded Mr. Back-  Claudes relations to her without soiie j ett-     -Nobody   would   ever   take     the  definite reason for lt.    All  her natine  l.v/as absorbed in the consideration  of  ' trouble to inquire about her, I reclcsn."  It "No, no; that wouldn't do," answered  ' the lawyer. "You must think of pome  ] other plan. I don't want her hurt. It  I knight make trouble."  | * "Well," continued Leb., "I'lltry and  ' IDx tt Ur some way. I feel a big Interest  ! tn having her out of the way, but I  j "have a good deal bigger interest In  ! keeping myself out of trouble, So I  ! ain't likely to do anything very wicked.  ��������� lEIang her, though, I'd enjoy the littlo  |ob of wringing her weazened old reck.  1 But I suppose I will have to put up  I'll see what can  *-Vtb her all-Important .***us������tIon that  '.ay, at her heart, and no event or Incident was so light but that she considered Its relation and bearing to the secret  she was seeking to solve. Her father's  frequent visits to lawyer Saybrook's,  and the reports that reached her *.eara  ln regard to that Individual's- operations in managing Claude's affairs, did'  not escape hor attention, and, with an  intuitive preceptlon of the truth, she  was led to  believe* that some schefiie  of the plotting lawyer was at the hot-  ��������� "With her awhile yet  torn cf her whole' heart  trouble.  She was not only confirmed Tn her'  suspicions, but a new cause of anxiety,  was caused her by the growing atten-*  tlons of Ralph Gaybrook '.toward* her.  He had managed to meet her several  times, manifesting a marked politeness and attention whose import could  not ba mistaken.* and on two or three  occasions he had returned home with  her father from the village in the even-,  lnrr, and passed a couple of hours In*  roalal Converse. Suoli attentions as  these coifld riot be misinterpreted, and  tx done."  ���������' No further reference was made to  jthe subject, and two or three weeks  (slipped by without any change of af-  iCalrs in Rolff House. Old Margaret, ln  Ithe meantime, did not become a Mt  reconciled to the presence of Leb. Sackett, and that worthy found her watch-  ifulness and vigorous enmity to be anything but agreeable to liim in'.'his-new  position.  But gradually rumors began to be  whispered about of strange occurrences  at Rolff House. , Lights had.been seen  Roe������'3' anxiety was  increased  by  the1 | moving about the house by those pass-  e'vldehce she perceived that not only  .was there a plot to rob herjof her old  lover but also to give hor'a ne? one.  Her nature was not an aggressive or  complaining- one. It was her disposition to suffer and endure rather than;  to oppose and protcstT. Pull of apprehension and dread, she yet resolved to  qultely waif events until her fears became  more   clearly   resolved   and   her  Ing at night. Some one had'seen sparks  ohd flames proceeding from the great  ���������outh chimney at'mldnight, and it was  ���������sXirmisod that the Evil One had ,l>������-en  on one of his periodical visits to the old  houso.  Leb. Sackett was of course lnterro-  tgated at these occurrences;'but he denied any knowledge as to their cause,  although he admitted that ;there were  The Oswoboschdenije, a Russian rc-  ���������iew published at Stuttgart, which is Invariably well informed on. Russian affairs, hns an Interesting report of a recent sitting of tho Russian Cablnot, at  (as stated briefly In Tho London Times'  cable despatches some lima ago) which M.  Wttto, Minister of Finance, doscrlbed to  tho Czar and his colleagues tho disastrous state of Russian, flnancos. M.  Witte stated that the* Russian national  expenditure ln 1893 had' been flCO.OOO.OOO,  while ln J'M'2 it had rlaen to i300,00l),00(l.  This extraordinary Incronso within a do-  oado had heen acconnmnled by a corresponding nugiueiiiiilloii of luxation, hut  tho limit ln this direction had now been  reached,    lt would  ho   inuiii.ssllilo  to  Itrr-  iioso further burdens of lic-ratlon on the  tusslan people without crushing tho nation under their welKht. The Russian  budget for VJOII allows for a deficit of  i'li.OOO.OOO, and under the present conditions tho nnrounl od lhe mutual dcllclt  nrust Inevitably Increase from year' to  year. In theso circuniHliincCH M WHle  declared that the urojiclod lucre-uses of  tho army and navy wero simply Impossible, and ho oxiirosseil lite hope Unit the  Czar would rescind llio decrees authorizing various Hums ol' naval ami military  expenditure. Altogether, At. W'ltle gave  a most melancholy account of Itussln's  lmpoc.unloslty. Tho finances of the Uti.s-  slun State railways are typical of the  prevailing depression Iir the i.'zar's dominions. In IIIOU; theic balance-sheet showed  a deficit of fairO.OOO, In IDOl a dellell ot  ���������������4,9SG,O0O, and in 100:1 a dcllclt of i'ti.7uO,000.  It Is estimated that tho dcllclt foi' I'M  will he ������7,650,000, and ns new and expensive lines are to be constructed In Asia  tho deficit} will Increase by leaps .and  bounds in the. next few years. In HHJo It  ls thought that the deficit on the State  railways will bo *������12,7B0.000, so that rall-  wa5*s, which in all other countries are  rich sources of wealth, are in Husiila  heavy burdens on the national purse.  Losses by Strikes.  Over twenty-eight andi a half million  working days have been lost ln the United  Kingdom during the past five years owing  to strikes and lockouts. The figures foi'  the past three years are as under:���������  *' Days.  1M3 .... ....    3,573,890  1903.    *4,1-1'',2S7  1900     3,152,091  The figures are very moderate, however, compared with the "black year'.'���������  1S9S���������when tho lost days numbered fifteen  and a quarter millions.  Of .112 disputes l?.st year, 202 wore settled in favor of the masters, 107 In favor  of the men, and 1211 wore compromised,  the remaining ten being left indefinite.  The hoards of conciliation and arbitration averted GG9 disputos last year.  I FIVE MINUTES  AFTER  APPLYING  Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal  Powder you feel tfje  improvement.       f:  At once the new vitality thati-!  comes from proper breathing- is felt.  The cure is begun.  This is not a cheap remedy, bsi  an inexpensive cure. Remedies art**  but remedies. If a. CURR i.s whaj  you desire, it is waiting' for you.  You just drop the tube into, tho  Powder, blow it into the nostjils*,,  and begin to get well at ONCE.  VV. Ernest LBwrs, of West Flatnboro.  Quebec, states :��������� "1 have heen lroubTi*d with  Catarrh for several years. It impaired the hear-  rni; of my rif;hl ear. I used Dr. Agnew's .  Catarrhal Powder and in a week found a t  marked improvement. 1 took three bottles and  could hear as well as ever."  Dr. Agnew's Heart Cure  Feeds the nerves and lire blood. ll is LIFE Ik  medicinal form. It transforms the weaic ini  sickly into the well and healthy. It tones a'Jub*  vital organs.    It's tbe cure for you. 8  fflSTORICAL LOVE   SrORYl  GILBERT iiXDROESA*  S-Set*-.  A Tale ot tl.  Crusades:* ���������  ere. near Jerrns:-  ��������� i of tho  tweKi'i*;    r  '..'.������������������.U!e raged,   be .-������  ..::d the CorisUa:***r* .J*"*;**  On the plains of  lem In tbe early i  century, a terrible  tween the Saraicnt  Cr isaders from Err:..:.*-.  Tho Crusader:* ho;ijit io captnr������.Ti������r-;  usaiern and rescue t.������������������������������������*  precious, toe*:'.-'������.  of the Saviour from  il.o ialldela wt.-vJ.*  had for centuries h*.���������".! It.  Many noble ltnl*. its frcr*. Franr.**j-;.'  Spain, Italy and Kr*. :'f.r*l ������������������or-** amors:*-*���������  those who had con.*, to HkIu ur*. tlr:.*-.*-.'  cause,  Origin of Australian Natives.  Mr. Lydeklccr drew attention; in ar.  article published in Knowledge a few  years ago, to the evidence In favor of an  Asiatic origin for the aborigines of Australia, whose nearest relatives then appeared to be the Veddas of Ceylon. This  month the same journal says that in  a letter from Macassar the Messrs. Sar-  asln, who are travelling in Celebes, announce the discovery ln the mountains  of that Island of a primitive people ���������  the Toala���������presenting' a remarkable physical resemblance lo the Veddas. ��������� Although these people have now been considerably Influenced ln the mode of. life  by contact with the Duginoso oftho coast  districts, there is decisive evidence that  a short time ago they wore cave-dwellers  (as Indeed are some of their number  now), while within a century or so ago  they were in the habit of using chip-  pod stone arrowheads and other weapons and Implements. There can be little doubt that the Toala wore the primitive inhabitants of Celebes, and that  they were driven to take refupre. in' the  mountains by the Malay invaders, with  whom, however, they now hold a certain  amount of:.intercourse. Assuming: their  affinity to tho Veddas to bo true ��������� and  lt is scarcely likely that such, a remarkable rosemhlance can be merely1 accidental���������we have much stronger evidence  than before as to the probable Asiatic  origin   of   the   Australian   aborigines.  The Greatest Clicf in Km* ope.  The Emperor of Russia, it is said, has  >glven his confidence, to an extraordinary degree o his Alsat.. ���������> chef who  has presided over the preparations for  imperial repasts during the ast five  years. This important Individual  ranks as Captain In tho navy and Col*-.  onel In the army, and on state occasions appears In gorgeous uniform, his  breast covered with Russian and foreign orders. As chef, he has 1,200 subordinates. When the Czar dines alone  tbe table ls simple, but the chef Is always ready to prepare a glorious feast  for several thousand peoplo.  Tliey were all rr  Ing mail nnd bore i  burnished shields,  wore armor, but lt  ered by velvet tr:  ���������gold embroidery.  Thc battle wan a  the end the Sarncc:  and  made captive  i.  saders.  Among the prlso:  lish noble. Gilbert a  his servant, Rlclran'  hands ot a powerfu  rled them off to hi?  confined them In a ���������.'  dungeon until ransom  be sent from Engln* ���������  The dreary days lar  till several months 1'.:*.*  ,    Then one day, at thin the great door of t-  of the black head of  .was bringing them z  -de;  in   sh*!::**-:.-  *.in? s*-i.-.:ir-������:ni'.iJ4  l.'i" ,'.l,j*S.:S* to.*,*.***  .:��������� purnalljif co-a���������:-  .uir-. rich a wltl*t',  ���������r**e one*, but" lr***?"  - -to victorious lithe  of  Cru-  wr.s anr Eng-;.  Icet.    I lev wit!*;:  foil    Into*  th=i.  n-.il*.   whor ar  .tie.    Thf'rp'h  ���������!t   IT(1    lilSl*'--'*-1  or tiie;:i co*.,. i  1 slowly al-u-r.--*  p;rs*������-'i  ��������� Bii.fi    ' "vf*"  --ir c..'!!. i   st-x*!  ho wnri'v ���������.*���������*���������"���������*������������������'  u.r.il,   I'l-iniauelf  ��������� -**r-**  ������ r**������r*  h  duty   more   apparent.     Meantime,   she \ "queer things" goingr on in the house.  wrote to Claude again, complaining of !  Iris silence, and desiring to know thc  reason of It. She little 'knew that; by  collusion with tlio postmaster, her. own  letters had been confiscated by hor  fathers as well as those of Claude.  The truth was that Anthony Say-  rook had succeeded in so thoroughly  working on the prejudices of the old  farmer as to greatly intensify his antipathy to Claude. Knowing his utter  Ignorance -of art and inability to ar;-  preolc.te Claude's ambition, he frequently read him passages from Claude's  letters * -that. were in the somewhat  strained and affected style of the literature of the time. The glowing descriptions of art galleries, palaces and  t������mplsa, the comments on the. glitter  and luxury of Venltlan life, and the  Hreljr accounts of carnivals and festl-  **}������. all tended to convince the unsophisticated farmer that ClauaTe was.  leading a life of wildest dissipation and  extravagance. And as the shrewd lawyer wu not above adding a word or  even a phrase here and there to give'  an equivocal meaning to somg. inno-  centtOi^indIscn*et^phrase,^th**i=5ftr%o^us  indignation   of   the  stern ana wrong-'  herded old man was wrought up to the  highest point. He considered that  henceforth he would be fully justified  ln resorting to any and every" means'  to ntop communication of his daughter  with Claude, and to that end paid a  vlait to Mr. TRonk, the postmaster, and  ���������ecured ob-operatlon ln suppressing any  further   correspondence   between    the  young couple.   It was a day when despotic powers of parental control were / ghosts down there sometimes,  .''I'll Tte'Il you what," he said to a group  Of eager listeners in Honk's Tavern one  evening, "that old house is ghost-ridden, and there's ho getting around it.  Of all queer noises goin* on_ around  nights I never heard the like." TRats?  No, It ain't rats, I tell you. Itats don't  open and bang doors, raise and let  down windows, flash lights about the  bouse, and utter the most awful -a-roans  ���������.na shrieks. Rats don't carry the fur-  jnlture about from one room to another  jdurlni? the night, and pull a fellow out  of bed all In a heap, as.I was the other  night. There's old Margaret���������it's just  the queerest thing how those ghosts  persecute her. She's regularly scared,  and says lt all a judgment because I  j-tvae put In the house. "Well, 'it's my  opinion that, this ain't the first time  ��������� the devil has been to pay ln Bolft  House, though there's never been anybody there before, to own up to the  taots of the case. The spooks have been  having a rest, I suppose, since the old  lady's death, and now they are tryln"  to make up for lost time."  "Ain't you  afraid,  Leb?" asked ono  ofJthe_Hstc1njrB,Jwh03e;own teeth fairly  okatt.ered at the shosti^detltIlr^lie_lfaT(J_  heard.*      ���������  "Afraid? Tes, I am kind o' afraid,'"  replied Leb., In a matter-of-fact wr.y;  "but you see I have always had a sort  of liking for ghosts, and then I ain't  paid for running away from the house.  .The gh03ls havn't hurt me, and I don't  think they will. But, I tell you, boys,  I keen mighty clear of that old cellar.  They say there is something worse than  I don't  The Man . Who Couldn't.  C. R. Kennedy of the "Everyman'"  company Is credited by Harper's Weekly  with this story,:���������On ono occasion Sir  Henry Irving's company, having boon  called to the theatre for rehearsal, arrived there ahead of time. As Sir- Henry had  not yet come, one of the actors In the  company, who was noted for his accon'i-  plisliniculs as a mimic, proceeded to give  u lively and elaborate imitation to Sir  Henry's highly, characteristic acting. An  he finished his demonstration a well-  kilbwri voicecame from the depths of the  darkened auditorium ���������;������������������ "Vory good," it  said. "Very good hrdeed I So good, irr fact  that there is no need for both of us in  this company."  It is also related that a brother actor  famous for his pomposity und his inordinate ambition was regaling Irving with a  forecast of his plans** lor the future.  "I shall begin tho season," iio announced, "with such-and-such a part; and  after that I shall appear as Hamlet."  "Um I" drawled Irving. "As���������elr���������Hamlet,  did you say V"  The other, incensed Iiy the tone of the  query,-bridled up at once.  "Do you think, Sir Henry," he demanded, indignantly, "that you are the only  man who can play Hamlet V"  '.'Oh, no," rejoined Irving, blandly; "hut  I am quite sure that you are the only  man who can't."  ONE 8POONFUI  Will build for you good health,1  through good nerves, by using  South American Nervme  Almost all disease is the result of  poor nerve action.   Without good  I nerves neither brain, nor stomach,  nor liver, nor heart, nor kidneys,  can work well. Nerve food must  be such that it.will be absorbedhy  the nerve ends. Such a food is'  South American Nervine, the  greatest tonic known, a cure for  dyspepsia and all stomach ailments.  ADOLPH LE I'.ODIE, B. C. li, Montreal's well known barrister, writes: "I  was suffering from insomnia and nervous debility, prostration and exhaustion. -I took live botticsof South Amei>  Ican Nervlnet:aird am wholly recovered.  recognized, while the postal laws and  regulations were new and crude, so  that no one in the community would  have perceived anything irregular In a  parent confiscating the letters between  a daughter and an objectionable suitor.  The reports soon spread around the  neighborhood that Claude was leading  a mo������t disreputable life ln Europe, and  the Saybrooka, father and son, by many  cunning devices, in many ways added  to the popular gossip.  i^nr'v ,-*  '��������� CHAPTER XIV.  rAn the weeks slipped by, and it became evident to Rosa Bruyn that her  lover had either neglected to write toiler, or that some obstacle had intervened to prevent her from receiving hla  letters, her anxiety: and diatreen b������-m.m������  tr*er platalf visible t*������ her wmtclifnl  (mother. Yet the good matron.fort &*-  tt-fared fpoca Mrrlnlg asjst*aln������r ts hsr mm  CHAPTER XV.  -Obedient to his instructions, old Carl  Crum had taken his departure from the  venerable roof that had sheltered hrs  head so loner, and for which he felt an  almost romantic attachment, and domiciled htme&if in a. tenant house ou the/  Rolff plaoe near the ferry that had for  so many years been the scene of his  labors. "What the old fellow thought  on the subject of his dti.;rraco from th^  confidence he had enjoyed In Itolff  House for so? many years, noVxxly'had  nn opportunity to know precisely, for  he maintained a dignlried silence, and  went about his duties with his usuaj  tactiturn Industry.  But it old Carl viewed his displacement by the va-rabond ' Lob.-'SaolC'lt  with ������*-m*.ng indifference, his faithful  companion In the service of Rolff  Hflose, old Xargsret, Cidnot. Th������ a-i-  -fs-Bt ot Mr. *SBjtk������tt, Trhl������r*!i teolt* place  ���������rKs ^ry c**ay of Carl's ���������������cj*".r*-?^-rf.  m>va*t& tho sprrtttef the wer������)������y sa-ms  t*  *|-<J*|p u vt>*)?(!*^r ehm's-,  aa*l  want to say much; I can stand the  ghosts; but I don't feel exactly safe  about that collar."  Leb. was now the hero of the hour.  Every day added to the burden of 1.1s  ghostly tales, of the doings at Rolff  House. Thero were very few In the little village who were not superstitious  enough to put at least some faith in  these stories, while the great majority  received them with eager credence.  Some whose curiosity overcome their  fear would watch .In the vicinity oftho  house at nights, and never failed to.entertain their cronies on their return  with thrilling accounts of what they  had witnessed.  (Tn he Continued.)  Results from common soaps:  eczema, coarse hands, ragged  "clothes,  shrunken    flannels.  Sbnught  Soap  i="^^W."*nted-to^d6~HerTDutyr-"���������^=  The Chicago Tribune has the foliow-  lng:���������  *T want to advertise for a runaway husband," said tho woman with the resolute  face. "I suppose that's the proper thing  to do." .  "How do you want It to road?" asked  the clerk at the advertising counter.  "I ought to give a description of him,  oughtn't  I?"  "*t'es.  If you want Irlm Identified."  "Well, make lt something like' this:  ���������Lost���������From the promises of the undersigned, a small, common looking man,  with a littlo tuft of hair on his chin'���������  got that down?"  "ITes, ma'am."  " 'Rather hump shouldered, never looks  anybody straight In the eye, walks with  a kind of slouch'���������got that?"  ������������������'-yes.'.'  " 'Woro a groy suit of clothes, with a  lot of grease spots on them, never takes  any care of his linger nails and never  blacks his shoes. Answers to the nait.e ot  Shorty.1 Got that? I suppose I ought to  offer a reward for him."  ".iust as you please about that, ma'am. *  "Well, I don't care whether he comes  back or not, yorr understand. I only  want lo do thc customary thing.' You  may offer a reward of 25 cents. Put it  anions; tho want ads. I guess that's nil.  How  much?"  "That will ho���������"  "Hold on! Just put after that 'no questions asked.' "  A few moments later, having paid for  tho advertisement, she walked out of the  office with a firm step, and with the look  of a woman who wa.s not personally Interested In the matter In hand, but felt  that sho had discharged a duty she owed  to society.  The Oreat South American Rheumatic  Care is the only one.diat lias not a single  case of failure in its record. Cure sure  L within three days; relief instantly.     .&  She had risen several times to let r-  gcittlemivh pass out between the acts. "1  am vory" sorry'; to'disturb, you, madam,*'  Ire remarked, apologetically, as he went  out for the fourth time. "Oh, don'l  mention it," she replied pleasantly, "1  k-u most 'happy to oblige you. JMy lrus-  /fajid keeps tire refreshment bar."���������'Tit-  Bits"    ,. ,---���������. ���������, ''^^^i^i^^viW  "JMy brother Jakoy's got a good job.''  "Whero's he working?" "Down to tin;  electrjo Ught plant." "Picking current*  ���������ff the wires?" "Yes. How did yoii  ���������guess!- He'-gays-he��������� likes,the-iob: it't  such light work."���������Cincinnati "Conimer-  ���������aiU-Tribune."  KKDUCIS  JBXP-CMiJS 1  DM HI  A Pretty Compliment.  The King and Queen recently attended  one of the royal military tournament  performances at the Agricultural Mail,  at which the men of H. Jl. S. Excellent provided a surprise which was greatly appreciated hy the Royal parly. Immediately after the llnlsli of their gun  ���������ulll ths msn tkrew ths-maelves face  downwards on ths tun nnd forpied^the  srsrils "Tlvsit Rex*" Ths K-lsg and  Oases ana rim **fh**r sc<*nf**sn*!- of the.  Bsral baa rstt-sStstfly ���������������������Tl������*iSe'l !*!���������  pMMr sal oK.Mv* MrmrUmcnt,  Heart Strength is Whole Strength  THE blood is  your   life;   when it stops  coursing you re dead.   If it half Hops,  YOULL BE HALF DEAD.  Your pain, your weakness, your eternal weariness veill nil disappear if j'ou srrengrben yon/  heart But you may take special medicine for  special trouble if you're in a special hurry.  Cheer up I Don't be moping 1 You can be  cured. Try h and for the first time you will  know the true meaning of that grand old word  -Health. OR. ACNEW'S HEART CURE  renews the vigor in thirty minutes after taking  the first dose. Will CURE the poorest heart and  strengthen the itr-pngest man.   ' W. H. Medley, drcgeiBt, cf.Klngstcn,Ont.,vrrlw*i  "Mr. Thomas Cooke, of Kingston, purchased  six bottles of Agnew's Heart Cure and says he  is cured of Heart Weakness, from which he had  suffered for years.1* '  Dr. AgnrWfl Catar al Powder relieves  satarrh or colds st en'ce and cures for era-.  *kr. As7s*ew*s Mntment compels Piles ts perish  -ssratansatly. ItHti-xM ear-ess thefnstai***. &en-  ������ms sX Btsnutsr sf skis duetaesaod er*p������s������m.  "s%sr^Maa4(rt������(SSM������<aW.   Price. 8&t.      i  the face of a   "oeautify.l   yo"v.g.-Rirl...  with large brown eyes' and cherry-reif- -  lips.   Over her dark hair was throw;'- -.  a bright-hued    ���������liken   scarf,    friiigc.:*"'  .with bangles of (old.  For a few moment*: she rrazed"curiously at the prisoner.'!, then vtiu'slud.  -  After that she came often, antl- t=T;-  bert spoke to her lrl the few wor.ia.ci  her language which he had'���������* loacueu. ���������  She told  him that rhe v-is lto-ar-,.  the only daughter of t;:e proud .'Emfa-.i-  He told her of hls.sail plight, aiid=hL������.--  longing to return to his own lan-t-r  Before   lone     lovers'    vows     were.-*."*" '  whispered through the tiny opculnj-r...-.**.*--  ' the -jreat door, and they piauuci lor: a*.-;.-  tuture together.  At   last    one    night   Roesa-. stoV---  through the long corridors and ncft-n  .  the winding stairs o������ the castle wiih.������-*  great   key gleaming    in    hsr    h-tr.t..  While   the   guards,   whom   she- hr-iS..'  drugged,-slept soundb   she  u.iioclieil-'  the door of the cell and led the" p.ru:���������  oners to liberty.  The   lovers   parted   with   many "(?���������'������������������  caress, and  Gilbert promised tluiD-bs -  would soon return in a ship of his ������>������.n-  ahd take her with him to Englan-i.'"-  Sadto say, amid his frlcn.-is- iu^h&_  own country he soon forgot the-beau-  tiful maiden who had loved iaimiam!  set him free.  ''��������� After Gilbert's departure the.' days  were sad to the young girl lef: behhhi-  in the gloomy castle.  Worst of allr-her father, furiouso-****-  er the escape of the prisoners, waa.rtiU  making great efforts to discover- who  had liberated them.   Roesa feared that    -  if her guilt were discovered her;life  might pay the penalty.  ���������    Indesperatlon she determined to follow her lover to his distant unknown-  country.    So she gathered her*: jeweSi.  and fled. .^  She knew her lover had gones&s?  over the sea, so she; made her way**!*  the port where the great foreign shi-pa  lay at anchor. - -.-SN"'-  Which one should she choos"? She  'did not know, and she could not understand the tongues of the sallonK.  Two English words only she knew.  "London and Gilbert." She" nutot  trust her fate to them.  "London!    London!" she CTlcd   up*  -and^down-the-quay,- showing-as��������� she   speke a sparkling diamond.   She  understood and taken ou board a  6el, which carried her   safely to   the*.  city she sought. j<*  The strange city amazed, but cooM:  not daunt her. Up and down Ifac-  etreets she wandered, cnlHnt**; alo-adf  the name of her lover, "Gilbert! 6u,*~  bert!"  Kortune favored her. A crowd had:  gathered about the beautiful foreigner;  uttracted by her dark loveliness and  her strange, rich costume. Just on*  Roesa looked upon thc people, bewildered and afraid, a parsing young marr  stopped, and to her delight she recognized in" him Richard, the servant'ofi  Gilbert. He too, knew her and took*:  her to his master.  When Gilbert saw her and realized"*  the dangers she had braved for hist  sake his lave flamed up afresh and her  clasped her to his heart.  In the stately Cathedral of St. Pant.  Rosea, clad in a robe of spotle ss white,  was first baptized a Christian under  the name of Matilda and then married,  to Gilbert A Becket.  Their eldest son was the famous  Thomas A Becket, the ir-st Archbishop  of Canterbury, the hin!i������st dignity of  the Church of England.���������Lydla Kings-  mill Commander, in New York Evening Journal.  An entire line of neckwear for women of middle age shows the fashions  of the younger folk moderated a little,  but done on the same lines. It haa(  heen a grievance with women past thev-  eruremes of youth that thoy are doomed to unrelieved black or to real lace.  Both are well enough in their way,,  but the spring affords tu one's mother  a choice. " ���������   ��������� ��������� .������  ~We should count anything Brest or  .���������mall, dona for t, ���������friend, u a rauisiV  thing; :...*mi. -*ri*asVii->������i������*,.*������'��������� Revelstoke Herald and  Railway Men's Journal.  'l'iii*ii.-*������.\Y. Oct. 22, v.m.  IMPOTENT LA URIER.  In a fit of impotent vnge .Sir "Wilfrill  I-amier insinuated in llio House lhe  other day that (he iir.-iny pel it ions  luvseiited to Piii-liiiiiient against the  Grand Trunk Pacific schenre wer-c, lo  a .large extent, forgeries. Wc pi-cstiine  that the result of the Provincial  elections chunked his sunny .smile lo  senile snviiftery, but even that did nol  warrant such n baseless aspersion on  the constitutional rights of (���������itr/oiis.  Ki-orri time immemorial lire humblest  subject has had l.li������ right to take this  method of presenting!; his grievances lo  the legislature and, without a tittle of  proof. Sir Wilfrid Laurier Iras said in  so many words these petitions urn not  genuine.  Mr. R. L. Borden, tlio leader of tliu  Opposition, promptly resented tire  imputation and moved that all the  petitions be referred to the Committee  orr Privileges and Elections. This took  the wind outof the Government's sails  and they were obliged to acquiesce.  This i.s not the only occasion orr which  the-.Premier lias insulted the people.  Only a few weeks before, according to  Hansard, he spoke of the same petitioners as the "three tailors of Tooley  street," meaning they were exceeding  their rights in condemning tlio railway bill.  Sir Wilfrid  Laurier sees the  handwriting on the wall.    He  knows that  when he again meets the  people  tlrey  will   speak  emphatically against   his  Government.    He knows the truism���������-  '��������� Cox can't wait"���������-will bu liis political  dentlijknell.    He knows thc people  of  Ontario will   resent the gerrymander  of that Province's constituencies.    He  knows   tliu  Maritime-'provinces   will  ���������fiout with scorn his unsavoury sop in  proposing to parallel the Intercolonial  railway   and   give -'them   the   Grand  Trunk  Pacific  for political   purposes  only.    He knows the people  of Manitoba will   prove   as   strong   in   their  adherence to. the Conservative party  in Federal as in "Provincial affairs.*  He  knows the people of  the '.Territories  ���������will   rally   as  a   man   to   down   the  parish   politician   who    has    refused  them Provincial autonomy. He knows'  that British Columbia is aching to see  Iris defeat  and  that  party  placed  in  power which is pledged to stop -undesirable immigration.     He knows the  men of Yukon will never again support   the   sponsor   of   the   Treadgold  concession.  Knowing this he vents his spleen on  all opposed to him and, like a maniac  butting his head against a brick wall,  attacks that which must inevitably  cause Jhim disaster. Forsaken by all  the other provinces, with Quebec  even slipping from his grasp, Sir Wilfrid JLaurier in the beginning of his  downfall presents a sight that everyone believing in Canada would have  removed as a Wot _on our national  historv.  always will bo n menace to the public  safety. In those mines, many portions  of which are porinealcd by inflammable  gases, every miner should lie able to  exactly explain his meaning Is liis  follow workmen. Not only this, orr  many (���������(.���������o.rsioirs aliens have boon lined  for currying matches nnd tobacco into  the iniiic.  All this could have boon avoided had  ISrit isli Columbia   been   permit led    (o  enforce lire Natal Act. The Australian  Coiiinioinvoaltli      has     allowed     the  various ������talcs a free hand in immigration  legislation,   the   Federal   parliament merely supplementing stale laws  when necessary.      Wiry   cannot,   this  course Iiu adopted in Camilla?    It will  mean   an  amendment, to the 15 N. A.  Act but Iho necessity  is   so   apparent  that stops should be takt-ti  at  onco  to  bring it nbout.    In another column we  givoiin account of  British   Columbia's  big fight regarding railway   construction in Lhe early days.    The immigration (|irestion is of oven greater importance and Lhe Provincial government  should  agitate   for   autonomy   every  day.    If not obtained the  peoplo  will  back theni up in following  the  course  pursued regarding the 0. P.  It.  whon  Provincial  delegations   went directly  to England arrd laid their petitions at  the foot of the Throne.  LEGAL  I ooso������������esoosco(to  < o  Cause Great Interest Wherever  Shown���������Local Men in Vancouver���������Bonanza Ore Booked  for St.  Louis.  AGRICULTURAL  ADVERTISING.  -MORRISSEY^-EXPEOSION:  The explosion at Morrissey last  tveek. whereby four miners lost their  lives, emphasizes the necessity of  British Columbia being permitted a  free hand in immigration matters.  Under the B. N. A. Act the province  liiio power lo legislate in this matter  when not in conflict with Dominion  f-tatiiles, but so narrow has been the  construction placed on this power by  the authorities at Ottawa thai it might,  just as well be non-existent. The  Natal Act was not aimed wholly at  Orientals but also any class of immigration that might be a menace to Lire  common weal. It's repeated disallowance has caused a most .serious condition of alfair-s in the Kootenays, even  more objectionable in its features limn  the Chinese in Diinsmnii's mines aL  tbe coast.  Taking full advantage of lhe tax  immigration laws the Crow's Nest,  Coal Company have imported hundreds  of aliens of a most undesirable kind.  Tlie scum of Hungary and Galicia have  been brought, into this province and  ive hove not the slightest hesitation in  saying that their- presence has :i great  deal to do with the frequent explosions  at that company's colleiies. Totally  uneducated, hardly understanding a  ���������jrord of English, tlrey bave.  beerr and  Mr. W. V. Leonard, ,T. P., makes a  very good suggestion in a communication printed elsewhere in this issue.  The agricultural capabilities of British  Columbia, could in no way be hotter  advertised than by exhibits of farm  products in various large cities in  Great Britain.  The arrangements, however,   worrld  require-, to   be carefully thought out  and provision for  cold storage during  transport,     and     afterwards,    made.  This   would   be tbe  principal item of  expense.     The    Dominion maintains  immigration   offices'   in   seven   of tho  large citios of   the old ��������� country, and  advantage; should   be   taken   of   this  organization. As to the actual method  of exhibition several  courses  may be  pursued and  the question here arises  whether   the    class     of     immigrants  required should not be drawn from the  agricultural   districts   rather than the  large- centres of population'.    If such is  the case, the scheme would have to be  varied.     In some parts of the United  States travelling exhibits   have  been  prepared.which are carried from place  to place in a specially  constructed car  drawn by four horses.    These exhibits  arc   renewed, from. time  to time, by  shipments from si  central point where  adequate   cold   storage   facilities   are  maintained to keep perishable articles  such   as   fruits   nnd   some   classes of  vegetables   in   first   class     conditio**-,.  Accompanying the  exhibits is a competent   man   who   can   deliver  short  talks   on   the   various sections represented and in this way an object lesson  is placed   before smaller communities  that   cannot be  reached in any other  way.      If,   either   in   addition   to  otitis tend   of _th*JL-^y?li-!2Lt.i^P-._JJ*!..-Ja?'S|j  towns, something of the character  outlined was taken up we believe it  would be of great benefit.  Mr. Leonard's suggestion should  bear fruit. Thc expense would not he-  great and the effect, should be good.  Many would become interested irr a  prize pumpkin who consider immigration pamphlets orrly suitable for lighting the fire. In this connection the  Government should take up tint quc.s  tion of district exhibits at the Fall  fairs. Why not arrange with the  various Agricultural Associations that  the district exhibits at 'Sew Westminster, Victoria, Kamloops, Nelson  and other places become the property  of the Government and bo used for  advertising purposes. Shipped by  fast freight l.hey would reach Groat  Britain in good condition nnd, every  district being represented, oporr the  eyes of our brother's across the Atlantic to the capabilities of the Pacific  Province. This would bo a yearly  affair arid could, we believe, be  arranged with vevy little. dilTictill.y.  Last evening Thus. Taylor, M.P.P..  for- Iho Ilevolstoko district, and Messrs.  Ike Thompson nnd Mv. Bodine, the  latti-i-a Kevelstoke resident until of  late, but who now expects to make Iris  home in Vancouver, wero seen by a  Lodger representative nnd asked their  opinion as to the I'opljircrock country  and tho rather pessimistic report of  Provincial Mineralogist. I'obei-tson.  Their-answer was very emphatic, lint*  from a positive knowledge of the  country it could not be too highly  spoken of.  "J think it only right and fair in the  interest, of the Poplar creek section,"  Air. Taylor said, "(hat it should bo  particularly stated that the good  reports from that section arc true,  and are not exaggerated."  Mr. Thompson stated that he had  just conn; from there, as had Mr." Bodine, irrrd both of the gentlemen had  spent several weeks in visiting the  dilferent camps of Poplar creek. The  showing, thoy say, is the greatest evor  seen in any mining crimp. For instance, one specimen, weighing (ive  pounds, contained over three' pounds  of gold. Mr. J. ,T. Young brought out  with hirrr, after a visit to the Lucky  Jack mine, in which he was interested,  a buckskin sack, in whicli was over  $3,000 in quarts nuggets. The $200,-  000 purchase price for the Lucky Jack,  Little Phil, and Lucky Three group,  was paid yesterday at Ferguson,  $45,000 irr cash and $ig,*5,000 in stocks  in the Poplar Crook Consolidated Co.,  which embraces also the Oyster-Criterion, with its. mill in operation. Tho  company is incorporated at $1,500,000  aird the stock can be sold at par today.  ���������Vancouver Ledger.  M. J". Morgan and Phil O'Connor of  the Lucky Jack group, have returned  from 11 visit to the Spokane fair aud  ine going back to Poplar today says  the Nelson News. Phil O'Connor was  in charge of tho Great.Nortliern Mines  exhibit at, the fair with W. B. Pool  and Jacob Dover.  He says that the exhibit attracted a  great "deal-of. attention from all classes  of-visitors. Laymen were struck by  the marvellous richness of the small  nuggets and gav.od with wonder on  the chunks of ������oUl and icing of gold  that covered the pieces of rock exhibited, but the old-time, miners, the  wise men from California, looked at  the immense specimens of telliiride  arrd threw up their- hands.  ���������'It was something outside their e\-"j  perience," said O'Connor with n  chuckle.- ."and you can bet that our  exhibit at Spokane will add hundreds  lo the boom rush 'that- is going lo  strike Poplar in the spring."  This wonderful exhibit of free gold  ore which has excited so much comment wherever seen is now booked  for the World's Fair at St. Louis. It-  will probably be first shown at Winnipeg but the company has alreadv  promised the St. Louis commissioners  that it .will be there during the  exhibition.  LE MA..STH.E -S SCOTT.  Barristers. HnlHiitnrs, ITU!.  Kevclsluk-.*, 11. C. -^  J..U.Soott,li.A.,Ll..ll.   W.rtc i.'.lc Maistre, M.A"  JJAKVEY, M-CAR'i'K*-* * I'lNKI. AM  lliirrlsters. Solicitors, Et';.  Solicitors for lmi.cr.itl Hunk of Cmuxln.  Corn purr y funds to loan nt8 pur cent.  ]."ih*>t Stiikkt. Itcvirloloko 11. (!.  SOCIETIES.  Ited   Itoso  Decree mecls second 11.11,1 fourth  Trrcsdays ofeaeli  mouth; White Hose  Deirrec  meets third TiioKiluy of each ((iiiirler, In Oddfel-  Iohh Hull.   Vlsitini* brethren welcome  T. 11. UAKHIt, 11. COOKI*,  President. Scererarj*.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  Kepulnr meetings arc held in the-  Oddfellow's Hall on the Third Friday of each month, at 8 p.m. sharp.  Visiting brethren eor(ll������lly invited  ED. ADAlK, \V. il  W. JOHNSTON, Itec.-Sec.  Cold Range Lodge, K. of P.,  No. 26, Revelstoke, B. C,  MEETS  EVERY   WEDNESDAY  iu   Oddfellows'    llnil   at  o'clock.    Visiting  Knights  are  cordially Invited.  P.. LOYST,, C. C.  II. COOKE, K. of R.,tS.  II. A. BROW.-., Master of Finance.  9coeoeoc*d  o  of Dough i  FOR   MAKING "  THE BEST BROAD        jj  !M THE CSYY ������  i'M)  f0  Sa r> -* -   -,  7  j\ C2- ii  CAKES, CONl'l-TCTIONM-TUV,  IMKS, COOKI l-TS, Kirc.  A. E.   BErNNSSON,  .Marlu'ii/.U' A von in?.  <m  !St3!  TS   JJ-OTE?,  If-** ,1      ,*;���������>        r.        Jl SXSf-    <** 1'*  "��������� TOWNSITE.  R? jes "i 3   L*-> o*-("-"tv-m   bxf~ mar a townsite.  fi&^tai    &LiL'a,e4������,'l3   gar  <ii:������:i:.-.i:i> townsite.  tM*f-    (-A.MIIOKNK 'IOWNSITE,  FT V *> 7VT i"** / ���������* r     r enn*.*'.,'  l'eniiancni ,fc Western  III/*-'lU.im -*!       -'"i-l" Moi(���������*.!*,'(��������� {Jori-unuloti.  lllUHijiUL    (��������� a,!; nlr.l liivclmciilimii hoiui Conipniiy.  * a ���������������������������(**��������� *o ****** 00 eooaoao-to  <i*i)*^)f^)^)*������'^>(^i^!������^.^������ W'  9 &S^ UiMION ������^fir S  Cigar   Factory  REVKLSTOKK,    B.C.  1 iirssiiraiB^s  (m  .'Hun Kirc. (���������ateilonlun Eire.      Atlas Eire.  r*>        1 11 111111 I'M re.   iMcrcniitllu Hre.    Norrlicrn Klre.  'nji     . (.'���������(���������irilliin '���������"Ire.   "Uanclicster Eire.   Ureal Wcsl l.lfe.  ......ui. Accident und i.'uaiaiiii.'c.   Ooul'cderiilli.n I.i To  n jii.n.lmii ...ccident A.*���������*.*. 111*11 uee Co.   Connecticut Eire  W COAL I "OR SAL I-l.  #  ������ J. D. SK5I5A1.U, Notnrv P11MI-.  ���������fpv) '                   !i'':\*i;i..*'.toi<*c. it. r*.  jllOUSKS KOIi SALK AND 1115NT.  CONVhYANCINQ.  CHAS. M. FIELD.  *-4.*rM7*M-i"l"M* o i*'M*-l"i* i**-l*H**l������i"l-  MOSCROP  BROS.  Plumbing.Steam and Hot. Water  Heating,  Electric Wiring fit'.  Bell Works.  Pipes. Valves and Fittings.  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C.  H. PERRY-LEAKE,  Mining Engineer  and Metallurgist.  Sl'ECiAl.TIES : . ���������.'''.'._'...  Kxamuiatinn and reports ou Miiu'iii  *       1-roperlie**!.  Spocilliation   anil  Construction  o  TMining Macliincry.  Jlill  Tests   of  Ores and  Concentrates.        .  Bedford MeXcllI Cnde:!  COU'AN* ISLOCiK, lOrclntoke,* B. C. .  Corporation of the City of  - Revelstoke.  NEW GOOD  Sec Wilson's ncnvlv import eel  stock oi" Wools lor tlio I'all  Trade.  >oo*-ecco������-CToos35ccoa������oaoa-*>0(>*a������oo->ea������ea->e**������(>a  YOUR CRgDiT IS COOS FOR  m ts  CARPETS,  LINOLEUM,  FLOOR OIL,  WALL PAPER, BLINDS,  ETC.  i'*iin.  .I'lCTURK FRAMING  A SPECIALTY,  rr.-il Directors & liinbalniers, Giaclualo iMassachusolls ISmliriliiiing: School.  oan9eosoeo*oaoe������oee������������a*>ooee*������e������e������������ao(������ee-*o������������*e  A Good Suggestion.  To lhe Editor of tlie Herald:  Sir,���������Wiil yon kindly allow rne,  through yonr paper, to place before  Ihe farmer'sand frtritgroivfr.sa scIk.-iik*  for tho advancement of our province.  The advantages of British Columbia as  a .glace...for:._....settJer.H__iii:e. .very., .little  NOTICE.  Notico is hereby given that all cliim-  tieys must be cleaned not later tha.11  November loth, '1003, in accordance  with By-Lav*.* Np. 11* of the City of  Revelstoke.  Bv Order.  T. XV. Batx,  .Fire Inspector.  WOOD  Wood (orsale including1  Dry Cedar, Fir and Hemlock.  Thanks Brer "Colonist." It's very  nice to reprint our article on the life of  Judge Walki'in. hut the Hicit.w.n  should have received an acknowledgment. It's r-.-ither flattering, however',  that the Thunderer should get its  biography of a Victoria resident from  a sheet published o00 miles away.  known and it cannot he denied that,  where printed matter- will often pass  unheeded the object itself will arrest  attention.  .My proposition thrr-cforeis to collect  samples of roots, fall and winter-fr-rrit  etc, to bo forwarded to Great ISritain.  Here they could remain for a certain  time on exhibition iir the huge towns  and afterwards hedistrilnitcd arnorrgst.  tin* hospitals mid such like institutions  whore they would no doubt be* highly  appreciated. I would suggest print ing  a. list of the donors together with  particulars of the fruit etc. which each  contributes, so that intending settlers  might, if they so desired, obtain  information about any particular  locality from a, resident. By this  means it might also he possible to open  up fresh markets for our fruit and  introduce capital.  I would esteem it a favor if intending donor*? of produce would kindly  give probable weight and clrv'is of  sample when communicating with me  in order t.o facilitate a.rrangorrioritH for  All  orders  left at W    M.  Lnwrenoe's   will  receive promp! attention.  W. FLEMING.  NOTICE.  Public notice i.s given that thc Big  Bend Lumber Company Limited have  adopted the below mentioned timber  marks for logs belonging to them and  all persons an- Warned against*, dealing  with or keeping in possession arry logd  bearing any of said marks:  BAKERS AND CONFECTIONERS  Fresh and Complete Linn -of Groceries;  Jas. I. Woodrow  BUTCHER  L. Co. A.  235  Retail Dealer m���������  Beef, Pork,  Mutton, Etc.  lush and Game in Season....  All orders promptly filled.  CoTiu%Vl?X. EBYBM-KJKB, B.S  Dated at  Arrowhead, Attg. 2K, 1003.  THE  BIC BEND LUMBER CO.  LTD.  THEO. LUDCATE, President.  I PELLEW-HARVEY,  I BRYANT & OILMAN  collection.  Yours Truly,  W. V. Lko.vaud', J. P.  .Salmon Arm, li. C.  Thei'o'.s a. lot of trouble brewing in  the Liberal camp. Dunsiiiiiir and  Martin have evidenlly made the deal  regarding Pooley's seat arid have  chosen the astute method of 11. protest.  Well, woll, after all one more irr the  firil fight, for leadership would not  make any difference. .So much the  better for the Conservatives. The  Kilkenny 17 will be knocked info a  cocked hat before Christmas rind Joseph���������well if Joseph runs in Ksquimalt  he will bo us. badly beaten as irr Vancouver.  ONION HOTEL  FIRST CLASS  $2   PER   DAY  H0U8E  Choice Brands of Wince, Liquors  and Cigars.  J. LAUGHT0N, Prop.  I'll-Kl  '  .Strait.  STENOGRAPHY  TVI'UW'ltlTINO,      IIOOIC-KKKl'lNa,      VF.N- i  MfCNsllir,    I1(;k|NKs!1    UIV    nnd    FORMS,  (.OMMKIlOI,-,!,  Altl lilMICTirj,   (:OI*R|.*HI'(>,\-  I) ���������.*���������*(!'-���������*,    eto,    tlrerodKlily    turd    pmelfenlly  (nui-lil.  VANCOUVER  ni'SIN'lvSS Of>M,EOE, liinuTKl)  I', O. llux 511, Viinvouvur, 11. C.  Mining- Engineers  and Assayers,  i  %   VANCOUV/CIt, H.C.       KstllWI-ihed 1800  LOQUENCE  Ex-Speaker Thomas B. 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' Cily and Slate.  _  ***���������-.���������  ' ..j*.* ,</,  iS  1  as woll aird Amor ik* Cosmos ti-avellod j  )B  Interesting Account of British  Columbia's Fight for Provincial Rights ��������� How Railway  Connection was Secured.  T-ivi*nt*y-l.lm*e yi-ni-s ago, yosU*r*(l.iy,  October 2lsl**, 1SSW, was a day iinmu-ii-  tirus ill the lii.st.oi-y nf UrilLsh tj'iliiiiib.rr.  On that date the oontrai-l fnr the con-  struotion of tiro Canadian P-iciHe Knil-  wiiy was .signed and a sure spot in the  relations between this Province anil  the .Dominion feiiniveil. As tlio position occupied hy Hritish Columbia in  regard to the lirst transcontinental  railway is not; generally understood  ive take this opportunity of recalling  the circumstances.  The Terms of Union with the Dominion were settled early in 1871, arrd  on JMny JOth of that year ratilied hy  Imperial Order in Council. Prominent' among the conditions ol* such  union was the provision for the construction of a railway from the seaboard of JBri lish Columbia to connect  with the railway system of Eastern  Canada. It was also provided that  such railway should he. commenced  simultaneously at both ends within  two years and completed within ten.  Immediately   the   union   was  completed  the  work   Of exploration   arrd  survey commenced  but, owing to the  large territory that had to be covered,  when the   time   limit   for commencement of construction expired on- 1st  ���������Inly,   1S73,   the    suiveys   were     not  sufiiciently   advanced   to   enable   the  Dominion   to comply  with the Terms  of Union.    There had always   been a  strong parly in  tho  Province opposed  to   Confederation   and   their    outcry  became   roost   pronounced.      In fact,  until the road was   completed, a continual agitation   was  maintained.    In  1S7T-S   the   so   called  "Pacillc Scandal"  caused   the   retirement   fronr office of  Sir  John   A.   .Macdonald,   who    had  strenuously endeavoured to carry out  the conditions whereby we joined the  Dominion, and Hon. Alex. .Mackenzie  was called  upon   ho  form an administration.     Sir John   JMacdonald's government had decided  upon Jisquimalt  as the terminus, a  conclusion satisfactory to Victoria, and of courso meeting  no objection  as   there was practically  no   population   on   the mainland seaboard.      At the sessiorr of   JS74   lion.  Alexander  Mackenzie   introduced his  Pacific Railway Bill which eliminated  the Island entirely  from  the project  and   practically -settled*    settled ��������� the  terminus at Port JMoody, on Burrard  Inlet.   Victoria then became a hot bed  of discontent rind the Provincial Government made most strong protests to  the Imperial and Dominion authorities.  JMr. .Mackenzie sent out a confidential  -agent, but thc Provincial administration   would   have   nothing to do with  him   believing  that   the    Mackenzie  Government did not wish to do justice  to British Columbia.   So deep was.the  feeling that Hon. G. A. Walkem, then  attorney-general,   went   to    England  armed with a petition from the Provincial   executive.'     AVhile   there   he  negotiated - what  are   known  as  the  ������������������Carnarvon   Terms"   and    prevented  what threatened to be an open rupture  between the Province and Dominion.  Among the  provisions were the commencement of the line from Esquimau  at once, vigorous work  on thc mainland,   immediate    construction   of  a  wagon road and  telegraph line, that  not  less   than   $2,000,000   per annum  should  be spent on construction and  that the railway should  be completed  to Lake Superior and opened not later  =thiin"lst^.riinuaryHS91-===-These-=ternis  were agreed upon   by all parties concerned   and   a   hill   embodying thorn  introduced in tho House of Commons.  It  was  passed   there   but    when    it  reached    the   Senate    was  defeated.  Louder grew the protests and separation   was   openly   threatened.     Lord  Duft'eriri,   then. Governor-General, in  1770 came   to   the Pacific coast on the  praiseworthy mission  of allaying the  discontent   but  so   incensed -was  the  population of Victoria at the repudiation of  the Carnarvon  Terms  that a  banner hearing the legend "C. P. R. or  Secession" was stretched across Government street  directly in  his course  to Carey Castle.     He refused to countenance    this   insult    and  .abruptly  changed  Iris   route  to  avoid passing  under the objectionable banner.    Lord  Dutferin's   celebrated   speech .during  his visit did  much to allay the discontent for a time, but matters grew from  bad   to   worse  and  1878 saw nothing  done  towards the railway.    Early in  that year came the actual attempt at  separation.   A petition was forwarded  to the Queen asking that the Province  be   permitted   to withdraw from the  Union if the Carnarvon "Terms were  not ctii'i-iod out.   This brought matters  to a focus and a definite promise **V.*l*i  given by,tho Dominion  for. immediate  construction and vigorous prosectitijir  of   the   work   to   a   conclusion.   The  JMacken/.io administration was defeated   about  this   time and u new Mac-  tlonald government .formed,    It wishing to   fulfil   the   promise to have the  terminus   at   JSxqnimnlt'  some  delay  arose.     The   government   desired   to  ascertain if some other than the I-'nism-  valley   route 'was  possible so thaithe.  island could   he  reached  and Victoria  pacified.     This being declared impracticable  Mackenzie's selecl.iorr of  Port  Moody was   iipnrovcd   and a contract  entered ji)i:o  Willi Onderdonk for corr-  stru'itioi!   cast   I'roiri  the co.-rsl. to Sn-  vouas Koi-i-y.    Eyeii this I'rrringeriient  did not satisfy thu Provincial iiuthori-  ties who insisted on the islniid railway  1 to England wilh another petition to  lier Majesty. The Earl of Kirrrlierly,  then Secretary of State, arranged  final terms, viz,, tlu construction of  the E. it N. railway, compensation folium completion of Ihe C. P. It. within  It) years Irom the date of Union arid  tire taking over hy the Dominion of  the Ks(|iiiumlt dry dock, the Province  being r-ec-oiiped for expenditures thereon and paid Sji2.*>H,()UU in addition.  These Iitiiis proved sulisfactory to the  D'.'iiiiuion and in l.***'***! the Act of Scl-  tlcine.it wa.s pa (���������*('(! giving .-jtT.VJ.IKjO to  secure the island railway. Thus closed  one of flu* most interesting episodes in  Hritish Coluni bin's history.  The later story of the C. P. IJ. iv  well known. The contract In complete  it within ten years was laughed at but  it was built within live. Tlie lirst sod  was cut on 15th l-'ebruary, 1H.SI, and,  on 7th November, I.S.S."), the roadbed  was completed and Sir Donald A.  Smith drove tlie last spike at Crnigel  lachie, I'JT(|iiinienl* was pushed without  delav ami the first through train  reached Port. Moody on .Inly  Ith. ISSii.  Very many people seem to think  that Hritish Columbia cannot secure  provincial lights hy lighting for flicin.  There are still iptestions to be fought  to a finish and tlie province will win if  the people only stand shoulder to  shoulder as they did when another  Liberal administration, that of Alexander Mackenzie,tineatened to deprive  them of constitutional rights urrder  tin/Terms of Union.  NOTICE.  Xotice is hereby given tlint thirty days nftor  ilrttt* I int-jinl ti. api.ly tt, tlie Cliief Commissioner  of l.niidrf and Works for a wperia! lieenee to cat  nrnl carry avvay tnnlier from llio following described lamls .situate in West Kootenay distriet:  1. Commencing a post planted SO eliains .south  of the south hauk of -..'ohrinbia river, about 4 iniles  above the mouth of Canoe river and marked "A.  Maddock's north wet corner iiost," thence south  fill chains, thence east SO chains, tlience north SO  chains, thence west SO chains to the point of coni-  rnt-licenient.  ���������2. Coiumeneing at a post planted 80 chains  soutli of the .sontli bank of Columbia river, 4 miles  above the mouth or* Canoe river and marked "A.  M.-nt.lock's noith east corner post," thence south sir  chains, theuce west Ml chains, theuce north fc>H  chains, theuce east bu chains to the point uf commencement.  Hated Sept. 17th, IVia.  A. MAllDOCK.  NOTICK.  Norice Is liereby given that thiity days after  late I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  if Lands and IVorks fora special licence to cut  md carry away limber from the following de*  .orlbcd lands.situale in West Kootenay districl:  1. (,'ouimcticing hi a post planted SO chaius  soulli of the -south bank of the Columbia, river,  about -2 miles above the mouth of Canoe river ami  marked ".I. ('able.***' north west corner post,"  ihence soulli ho (.'hains, Iheuce east SO chains,  tlience north (*U chains, theuce west SOchaius to  point of commencement.  -!. Commencing at a post planted SO chain.s  south of the soutii bank of thu Columbia river  about -2 miles above the mouth of Canoe river and  marked ".I. Cables' north eastcornerpost," thencu  south SO chains, theuce west SO chains, therrce  nnrtii SO eliains. tlience ea.st so chains to the point  of coinmeuccincnt.  Dated Sept. 17th, 1003.  .1. GABI.I'.  NOTICE..  Xol ico is hereby given that thirty days after date  1 intend tomakeapplication to tins Chief com missioner of I/uuls and Works for a special licence to  cut and earn- away timber froni the following  described land's .situate in ICootenay district:  1. 'Commencing at a posL ninrked ':f. Agnew's  south west corner post." on the north bank ol'  Canoe river, about nine miles above Itliiciur creek,  ruiiuing rrorth SO chains, thence oast SO chains,  thence soutii SOchaius, thonce west SO chains to  point of commencement,  2. Comineiieing atn post marked ".!.. Aprrew's  north east corner post," jilanted on the nortli bank  of (T'aiioe river, about  nine iniles  above Glacier  creek,   running south su chains,  chains,   theuce iini-th SU chains,  chain*, to point of coinnii������ucenient,  Oated this Sept. IStli, IWiW.  tlience west* SO  thenee  east SO  .1. Ad.NKW.  NOT IC 111.  Xotice is hereby given that thirty days afterdate I intend lo make application to the Chief  Cn:umis.Moucr of J.and.s anil Works for a. special  licence to cut and cairy away timber from the  following (Ic&crihcd kinds situate in Kootenay  district:'  1. Commencing ata post marked "I*'. McLean'**,  nortli we-it, comer post,"' jilanted about seven luiles  above Glacier creek on the north bank of Canoe  river, running south SO chains, tlience east SO  chains, theneo north Si) chain*-,, thonce wet SO  chains lo poiut of commencement.  2. Commencing at a pn-st marked '*!���������*. McLean's  south west corner post," planted about seven  miles aliovo Glacier creek ou lhe north bank of  Canoe river, running nortli Su chains, thence east  SO eliains, thcuco south SO chains, theuce west SO  chaius to point of cuiniuettcomout.    .  Oated this 17th Sept., 11103.  I*'.  McL MAX.  NOTICK.  J-l'irhlic notice is hereby given tliat the undersigned intend to apply under the provisions of the  "Tramway Company Incorporation Act" and  aiueniling'acts.for tho incorporation nf a company  with powor to build, (.((nip and operate a tramway  arrd to construct and eipiip and (.pernio telephone  (.(���������telegraph lines in connection therewith, between  a point on the north east arm of Upper Arrow-  Lake, at or- near the townsite of ISeaton and a  point on Fiali Itiver. West Kootenay, 10 miles  northerly from the town of Camborne.  The general route of said proposed tramway and  telephone or telegraph linos shall ho along or near  the eastorh* shore ot the nnrtii east arm of Upper  Arrow Lake and therrce northerly along or near  the banks of ]<'ish rivor. ;  Dated this loth (lav of duly, KWX  A. Julias.oi,.I. A. Darragh, G. S*. McCarter,  Applicants.  NOTICK.  Xotice i.s hereby givon that thirty days aftor  date [ intend to make application to tlio Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for :i special  licenco to cut and cany away timber from the  following described ��������� lauds ��������� situate in Kootenay  district: .  1. Commencing at a post marked "T. L. Ilaig's  north west corner' po.*>t." planted aboirt live niiles  above Glacier crook on the nortli hank of Canoe  rivor, running south SO chains, tlicucc oast SO  -liains, theuce north SO chains, thonce westSO  eliains to point of commencement.  ���������2. Commencing at a post marked "T. L. Ilaig's  south-wc*������t cornor post," planted about five miles  above Glacier creek on tlio north haul; of Canoe  river, running unrlh SO eliains, theuce oast SO  chains, theneo south SO chains, theneo west Si)  chains to point of commencement.  Dlltcdtllis Sept. 19tll, 1003.  NOTICIi*.  Notice is hereby given that sixty dnys after  ditto wc intend to innke app.icntiori to the  Chief (������������������Mnrnissioner ol Lands nrr.'l Works for  permission lo purchase Ihu following described  lnnds, situaled on (lie cast side of Adams lake,  nt lhe mouth of the Mo-.Mieli river, Lillooet  district 11. C.  Commencing at a post pluiited orr the enst  shore of Adnms lake about twenty (20) chains  nortli west of I lie mouth of the Mo-Mich river,  and marked "Harbor Lumber Co's. north west  corner po.*.i," theuce east -to chains, thence  i-ouin flu cliuin*, thence wcsl *10 chains, tlience  north (ill chain**, ro point of commencement.  Containing 240 ucres more or less.  Dared this 34th day ol September, 1903.  HAKBOU LU-MHEK CO.  MEN !!!    GIVE THE  Vacuum Developer  A trial and lie ccnrinccd tliat it will give results  ?,iiro aiul lasting. Cures wcakiitias ' and umlu-  vulopiHl organs!, htricituro aud varicocele. Send  stamp for book Mint sealed in plain envelope.  THIS 6TIIB.WA JUS ALT If APcUA>~CE OO.  7*13 Uor.Iov.i Snivel"*, West, Vaiiouver, Jt-,C.  T. L. II Am.  NOTICIi.  Notice is hereby given Lliat thirty dnys after  date L intend i* make applies tion to the (.'hief  Commissioner of Ii-ind.-j and Woiks foraspecial  licuncu to out and carry away timber from Lhe fni-  lowing duacriheil lands situate in Kootenay district ^  1. Commencing at apost marked "L. ^iilk-r's  north eafcb corner post," about seven iniles above  Glacier creek on the nortli hank of Canoe river,  running soutii SO chain.-}, thence west SO chain--,.  thence north SO chaius, thenee east SO chains to  point of commencement:  2. Commencing at a post marked "L. Miller's  soutii ea.st corner pnst," ahout* seven miles above  Glacier creek on the north bank of Canoe river,  running north SO chains, thence west SO chains,  thenee south S'J chains, thence east SO chains to  point of commencement.  Dated this 17th dayof September, 1903.  L. MILL Kit,  WANTED.  GOOD CARPKNTURS  Experienced Carpenters antlFramers  for Mill "Work nl Arrowhead. Address  \V. J. LUDGATE, Arrowhead.  Ably furnished with the  Choicest the Market  affords,  iVOTICK.  Notice is hereby si ven that thirty days after  date I intend to inake application lo the * hief  CommUsiouei- uf Lamls and Woiks foraspecial  lieenee to cut and carry awny timber from the  following described lands situale in Kootenay  district:  1. Commencing at a postmarked ,fE. Miller's  northeast corner post," planted about five iniles  above Glacier creek on thu north bank of Canoe  river, running soutii SO chains, thenee west SO  chains, thenee north SU eliains, thence east SO  chains to point of commencement.  ���������2. Commencing at a post marked "K. Miller's  nortli we.st_corner pc^.^plajit-^ioiijjiejigith bank  oi~C;iu(rer"river about ijriie'inlli'-H above Glacier  ereek. running south SO chains, thence east SQ  chains, theuce north SO chains, thence west SO  chains to place of commencement.  ])ated this 10th September, 100:1.  I*:. MM-LKH*  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large, Light bedrooms.  Rates $r a day.  Monthly Rate.  J. Albert Stone  Prop  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given thnt thirty day** after  date I intend to apply lo the Chief Commissioner  of Lands aud Workj* for a speeinl licence to cut  aud curry away timher from the* following de-  Mcribed lands situate in Kootenay district:  1. Commencing at a post mnrked "M. Agnew's  soutli east corner it-osl," planted on the uorth bank  of Canoe river, a In tut three miles above Glacier  creek running north SO chains, theuce west Su  chains, thence soutli SO chains, theuce east SO  chains to place of commencement.  2. Coinm-.uehig'at a post marked "M. Agnew's  north east corner post," planted on the north  hank of Cauhc river about three miles above  Glacier creek, running south SO chains, thence  west SO chaius, thence north SO chains, thence  east SO chains to place of commencement.  Dated the IOth day of Sept, 1903.  M. AGNKW.  NOTIOE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty daysafter  date I intend to make application to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works fora special  licence to cut and carry away timber from the  following described , lands situate in Kootenay  district:  1 Commencing at a post marked "-L Miller's -������outh  east corner nost," planted ahout live miles above  Glacier creek on the north bank of Canoe river,  running nortli 80 chains, thenee west- SO chain*;,  tlience south SO chains, theuce east SO chaiijn t,.  point of commencement.  2. Commercing at a post marked ".r. Miller's  north west corner post," planted about throe-  quarter's of a mile above Itouldor ereek on the  north hank of Canoe river, running south SO chain**,  thence east SO ch-iius, theuce north SO chains,  theiice went SO chains to point of commence.no.it.  Dated this ISth day of Sept., lOOii,  J. M1LLKR.  NORTHERN  PINES,  Moore Co., N. C.  The most delightful'climate for  a Home or Winter Resort.  C>nly sixteeji^^^  iTorl-iv    Write to Board of Trade  of Southern Pines for booklet.  NOT I CIS..  Notice Is hurvby Klverr thnt tlilrly days Rfror  diitd I Irilcnd ro nniko .i|--i|l.'*ulo(irn the Cliii-f  <'nm in ty:* loner of Limit-i and.Works ior a spo(*ial  liCLWrco ro cut arrd carryaway timber from the  followiiii; describe! land*, si tunic In Kootenav  illMrlcl:  (loiriiiieiiclriK at a post marked "J. McLean's  norlh west corner post," plumed aboul >\ of a  mile below lloulder urcik. on tire norrh oank  ot Cnnoo river, mini Inn -south 8. (dial us, thence  ciist t'l) chains, tlicnco norths) ohains, tlicucc  weal fluchnhis lo poirrt of commencement.  JJaud thin Sept. 18th, I'JUll. H  J. Mel.  AN.  *\Vrite for our inlcresliiijj book*. " Invent*.,  pr'������ Help" qui " How you are swindled."  Send us a rough iketch or model of ..our in-,  verrtlon oriniproveiuent and wc\vill tell you,  free onr opinion as lo whether il is probabl/.  patentable. Rejected applications have oflcu  been successfully prosecuted by us. \Ve  conduct  fully equipped oHfices iu Montreal.  Sand Washington ; thtsijunlifies us to prompt-*,*  ly dispatch work and quickly s; cure * Patents,  as broi das the invention. Highest references,  furnished. /  Patents procured through Marion & Ma ;  rion receive special notice without charge iu.'**  over joo newspapers distributed throughout(  the Drminibu. (  Specialty :���������Patent business of Manufac*,  turers and Engineers.:.'-,������������������ j*  MARION & MARION     <  .    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THE HERALD deals with local matters in an  impartial manner and for the past seven years  has been an important factor in building up the  City of Revelstoke.  THE HERALD is the Working Man's paper.  It speaks fearlessly for the right no matter  whose interests are affected.  THE HERALD will give, during the next  session of the Provincial Legislature, a crisp  and unbiassed account of all the proceedings  and generally inform its readers regarding  what will be the most important deliberations  of that body since its inception.  Job Printing Department  OUR JOB DEPARTMENT has every facility  for turning out First-Class Work at right  prices and our customers all return. Try Us  and you will know the reason why.  The Revelstoke Herald and  Railwaymen's Journal.  $2.00  PER  ANNUM   IN   ADVANCE  $2.00 HISTORICAL LOYE  STORY,  "motandphiltppa.  The Romance of a King.  In the middle of the fourteenth cent-air John of Gaunt. Duke of Lancaster, the famous son of King Edward III.  of England, married the Infanta  Blanche, beir to the throne of Castile.  Unfortnnntely the lady had been  ���������supplanted by hor cousin, who had  seized and held thc throne.  Twenty-five years after this marriage  war bro!*"*. out between Portugal and  Castile. l-'ngland was the ally of Portugal. The Duke of Lancaster headed  the English forces. Hc fought with a  ���������will. Victory meant that his wife, the  Dutchess, would be Queen of Castile.  The Kin? of Povtneal. too. interested him. He was a fine young man of  twenty-sis.  He was tall and handsome and hnd  wavy black hair and large dark eyes.  He was a brave soldier ana a good  horseman.  In some ways he was unlike most  kings, lie cared nothing for tho  drunken bouts and coarse pleasures in  ���������which his companions indulged. He  ���������was noted for ihe remarkable purity  of his life. His people called him John  the Perfect. They were devoted to  him.  Three years before an English  Knight, on a visit to the King of Portugal, had died suddenly. At the last  moment he placed in tho hand of the  King a miniature painting. He attempted to say something in explanation.   It was too late.  The picture was of a beautiful, but  unknown, maiden. Rippling fair hair  ���������haded .her round pink cheeks. Her  blue eyes gazed steadily into the  King's dark ones.  Days, weeks, months passed, and the  King* still studied the miniature. He  ���������was enthralled by the fair unknown.  "Had I but learned her name before my good friend died!" he sighed  n. thousand times. "Who can she he?"  he wondered. There was no response.  Several years passed.  ��������� To cement his alliance 'with the Eng-  Bsh he proposed to the Duke of Lancaster that he give him one of his  "daughters. The Duke was pleased. It  ���������would advance bis plans.  "I have two daughters," he said.  "Philippa. who is twenty, and Catharine, who is seventeen. Your Majesty  can have which you choose."  "In these affairs of state it matters  little," said the King, sadly. "Let it  be the older, to more nearly match  my own age."  The Duke returned at once to England to prepare his daughter for this  royal marriage. He carried with him  s -portrait of the King.  There was no choice, for Philippa.  "Fortunately, th**: fair English maid  ���������was pleased with the dark beauty oi  the King. She wondered if he would  admire her.  "At least he shall not know that I  care at all for him." she thought, for  she was a high-spirited girl.  The  marriage was  by  proxy.      This  ���������was not uncommon in royal families  long ago. ,,:.,,    i.  The olgnity of a ki-*.g forbade him to  ���������go from his own land to seek his  bride. Yet the Lady Philippa of Lancaster was grand-daughter of the King  of England. She must be married in  ter own country.  The King sent as his proxy a great  Archbishop. He travelled in royal  Etate, attended by many nobles.  After the ceremony Philippa. as  Queen of Portugal, went, in care of  the Archbishop and all his train, to  the husband whom in her heart she  loved, and whom she knew cared not  for her.  On her arrival ln Portugal she was  _taken_ to a grand  castle    where    the  ~*maJ^"*rge^cereroonyiwasito-be-������perfor.m*^  cd on the following day with the King  instead of his proxy.  After Philippa bad rested from the  fatigues of tbe Journey she prepared  to give au.Hence to the King In the  great drawing room of the castle.  She was attired In a magnificent  Tobe of white satin embroidered yrith  gold. It had a court train of royal  purple velvet bordered with pearls.  Her golden hair was dressed very high  and In its coils were sel a tiara of  amethystr..  I Her ladles withdrew that the young  people might have no witness lo their  ���������meeting. She was alone.  ' From a window -hp girl watched thr*  approach of the King. She noted how  ���������fcandsome he was with a suit of line  itgreen velvet, with silver-gray satin  trimmings. Yet she wa.s angry with  Therself that she admired him.  "Nothing does he care for mc!" she  idhought, bitterly.  - She drew herself up with great dignity as he entered the room. Ho bowed low before her and commenced  some formal speech.  Then the wbrds died upon his lips.  The shock of .'���������. great surprise kept  Thim silent. Before him stood the lady  of the mv.iiature.  His joy may be imagined. Hc told  the story to Philippa. She in turn  confessed her love.  The marriage next day was no formal affair of state, but a union of two  fondly loving hearts.  And all his life long the people wondered how the King who had been so  cold a suitor had been transformed  into such a loving and devoted husband.���������Lydla Kingsmill Commander,  in New  York  Evening Journal.  "Y---S." said the Spanish statesman;  "we must re-establish our navy."  '���������True," replied the other; "but what  liave we to begin with?"  "Well, thank goodness! we still liave  plenty ol water.*,'���������Philadelphia Kec-  mxa.  NEARLY   TEN   MILLION   MEN.  ���������������*:.*��������� A ���������my Trom tVlilcli I'nrl* Sum Mat)  Draw Should 0������'������**������**l,������ii K*.qiilre.  An army of !1,.100,IK>U nreu! How Xa-  V colon's legions dwindle beside rh:r,  nnd the hosts which Urimt, Sherman  und Sheridan led shrink to pigmies,  sa.vs Iho Boston .luurrral.  Th's enormous figure represents tho  number of able-bodied men In tho  United Stair-.*, -available for military,  service. Hut of course no sueh swarm  of lightens could ever be mobilized -in  this or irrr.v other country, lt would  overtax even American energy and  resource to elnlhe and teed and arm  tieurr nnd rniiiuiain lhem iu idleness.  The figures have uo practical military,  value, but ns a -suggestion of llio  mighty war potentialities of the young  republic Ihey arc not w'lhoiit iulere-*:  tv the  world.  Uut when we come to enumerate thrt  men actually under anus Irr lire United  Sillies ns trained and disciplined soldiers we renli'/.e our piesent military,  i.ignifloanee. lie.sldes ihe Utile regular  itrmy of un.ono men there is a more or  less thoroughly organized and oqnii*-  ���������ieil -force of I12.1U0 men in the. National Guard arrd ni'lilin. That is.  m!].y about one man irr a hundred of  those of our citizens liable to boar  arms is regularly- engaged in master-  ing thu rudiments of Ihe soldier's profession.  New York, as might he expected,  has the largest military organization���������  ?*'7 ollieers aird 12.07*.' men. Pennsylvania has 8 till oMicers and rneir; (Hiio  fi.125. Thnn comes Massachusetts well  nn in the list wilh ."i.'USli. Fiery Soiuli  Carolina, witli 0,4*11*1 officers and men,  has an armed force out of all .proper*  lion to Its wealth and population. Tbo  New England Slates outside Massachusetts have respectable little armies,  r.tr.gins firm Vermont's 7SI to Cou-  nocticul's  2.7(>1.  Tho. Southern Slates have large mili-  !'<i orgar.Tz.-.lioii***. as a whole-: ";"  Western Slates very small ones. Rui  tlie National Guard is steadily growing everywhere in numbers as in ofi'r-  rier-ey. It 's fulfilling in a satisfactory  v':.y lis purpose cf perpetuating .*-.  knowledge of niUiinry art. and ill  would be 'found to Ire a -respectnb!������  nucleus for a host of volunteers'* tv  rally on in. air emergency.  THE   MODERN   BATTLESHIP.  Tli" *-n~ll*".t iMnll'ltllln.  Tlie quosiiop as to which of the Am-  (.���������i'rc:i*i mountain summits wears tha  (Town of'highest position on the'North  ���������American* Comment, again assiime.'i  ���������nu Interesting phase through the re-  -portod discovery of a inountniu group  ���������in. Al.iska, iu tire region of Mount St.  ���������Ellas, whose altltiidiiuil (leierinlnation  ���������would seem to depose both the Peak  of Orizaba fCillaltopotlr in Mexico and  Mount St. Ellas���������the two peaks ivh'eii  liiive for somo time held the position  of honor, and which are so nearly "I  one height (IS.HOi) and 1S.20U). Ihat  ���������one1, might*, justly hesitate before finally, awarding the palm for supremacy.  The new mountains, possibly representing merely sepai-a led summits of  a. single mountain, upon which Mr.  ���������Israel"llussell has bellowed Ike nainn  of Mount Logan, are repined to be 1!).-  500 feet In height, or fully equal in  ���������what was for many years assumed  .to be the true height of St. 1'T.lias.  The .small angle of measurement  ihrough which the height of this rrroirn-  "tain was computed doe-s not permit us  fully to accept the determination, and  it is by no means unlikely Ihat Mount  (Striking   Difference*  Between   New   anl)  Old Style Slilpn  of War.  Tn Oie old Bhips personnel -was  ���������everything; material was almost notb-  Ing. In ihu modern ships the conditions are almost reversed, and, whilo  personnel is still indispensable as tho  directing power, material has assumed  Buch importance as almost to dwarE  lt. To au engineer tho consideration  of the modern battleship is fascinating  ���������for It Is his creation throughout. Ho  furnishes tho material, he fashloira  every part, anil without him its successful use would be impossible. Wo  lliavo the metallurgical engineer who  furnishes the material; the ordnance  engineer who makes the guns and armor; tho marine engineer who builds  Uie uiniu and auxiliary machinery;  the hydraulic engiucer who supplies*  Ihe hydraulic apparatus; lire electrical  engineer who installs tho lighting  plant; and the naval architect who  builds the hull, for 1 count him au engineer as truly as thu 'bridge builder is  orre.  The "hull must bo strong enough to  carry  guns, armor, coal and  maclrlii*  cry, to withstand  the. stresses due to  heavy weaiher. and it must be almost  uusiukable.   All these conditions make  It a very complicated structure,  with  its  numerous  bulkheads  and    watertight compartment**;.   It Iras often been  said that a warship is a series or compromises,   and  a study  of  the.  differences of opirrion of eminent designers  oven  at  the  present  time  make  thia  very clear.    Ever since the introduction of armor there has been a steady  fight between it and tlie gun, first one  and then tho other being ahead.    At  first it was possible to armor the whole  side above water as  well as  to give  special protection to the guns and nm-  ���������railnei-y, but with the progress or ordnance  tho thickness of armor required to give adequate protection has become so great that it is impossible to  ���������armor   the    vessel     throughout  ' her  length.    This has led to the design of  central citadel ships where tbe armor  is concentrated  at  the middle of tho  length, protecting guns, magazines aiul  machinery,   leaving   the   ends   almost  entirely unprotected.    Many competent  critics   contend,   however,   that     such  vessels  are  very; vulnerable and  that  an attack of the utiarrnowd ends by  .rapid-tire   grins   in   rhe   region  of  the  ���������water .line .would,  speedily   let -in   so  ���������much   water-as  to  render  tlie  vessel  unmanageable.  ���������PriVbnhiy few except those specially  interested in the design of naval vessels have any idea of tbe weight given  ���������To armor in tire ballic-ship, arrd the'following summary of the distribution of  ���������weights in our sea-going battleship,  the Iowa, will be interesting:  Tons.  ���������Hull -and fittings    4,54.0  (Protection, Including armor, pro-  tlve deck aud water-excluding  material     (Armament aud fittings and ammunition      Machinery, stores,  spare parts,  em   Coal at normal displacement.'.'..  Crew,  equipment,  outfit, stores,  etc -.   LIFE  SUSTAINING  FRUITS  -TboaomntU or People lln Alone on Hated)  ond Bana-niu.  .  In replying to the query ot -whethel)  there are any   fruits    whlcb of tbem-  tselves are sufficient to support healthy,  life an exchange says: There are manyi  such, among which may be mentioned  the date,   'banana and   plantain, figs  when dried, the bean of the carob, oc  locust tree, and the fruit of tbe fooa-  toab, or  monkey bread tree, which is  eaten by lhe negroes in West Africa.  All these contain sufficient fat, sugar,  6tarch,  pecten,  gum  and   nitrogenous  ���������matter to support healthy life.    Of all  these preference must be given to tlio  banana, which supplies  to many millions a permanently nutritive food atnrTf  ���������lo    the fruit    of the    dato palm,    or  rirenlx   dactyllfern,   which   serves   as  on exclusive article of aliment ln parts  of North Africa. Arabia nnd Persia.    ;  "In all Fir/.7.nn," says orre authority,  "the date Is the staple food not orrlyi  ���������for men, but for tire    camels, horses  and dogs.    Nlnctcen-twentlelhs of the  population live ou daicts alone during  uiue months of the year." In the hadji*  or pilgrimages  the  price  of dates at  Mecca and    Medina   forms    tlie lirst  question -asked between  the Arab pilgrims going to and reluming from 1)10  sacred city.    Cakes of dates pounded  and kneaded into a solid  mass . constitute the main nutriment of fhc cara-  ivans crossing lhe Sahara.    From tlio  fresh juice of the daic wine and also  vinegar are made and spirit distilled,*  (While the stones or seeds are roastedi  and largely used  instead  of coffee.-'  Pittsburg Dispatch.  3,030  1,000  1,170  G2j  Total.  323  . . 11.200  From this it will be seen that almost exactly one-third of the entire  .weight is given up to protection.   Tin*  The Boy Is I-ear'Unc n Great tcsson.  "My boy has gone to work in a drug:  store at $3 a week," said a friend ofl  tnine recently. "He's fifteen years old,  weighs 115 pounds and is well developed. He came tooine aud told us tha  other night tfhat be had seen a sign up  In the druggist's window on the cornei;  and had hired himself ilirough vacation. He -was to report for work at 7*  o'clock in tbe morning and he leaves  at 10 o'clock at night. 'Half an "hour  is given ihim for lunch and an hour for  dinner. His duties are variegated. Ho  iwasAres windows, sweeps out tlio  store, polishes up the brass work and  runs tihe soda fountain. He washes  the sidewalk with a. liose, cleans  empty bottles in tho cellar and breaks  tip boxes for firewood. He is expected  ito go through the shelves of jars every,  Jday-and keep tbem in condition of glistening brightness. When ho thas nothing to do he is sent out to deliever orders to customers."  "That strikes me as a pretty.* Ihat*'}  job," I suggested.  "It is," replied the father. "But  (There are "hundreds of boys who would  be glad to get it. 1 an going to let  Ihim keep it for a week. Then I'll send  trim off to the country to let him meditate on what a soft snap he lias ln having a father who is willing to support  liim until he becomes of ago. It ought  ���������to be a. valuable lesson."���������New York-  Press.  NEWSPAPER  ENGLISH.  It Id Plain mad  Orators   Uie   lt   to   Ad  vantage.  MNo statesman wlo ls worth hls^aTt  ���������will be hampered by tradition," said  Lord Hosebery in a recent speech. And  tbe saying is a good one in itself. Traditions are useful only when they help.  They are a good deal worse than  worthless when they hamper. ���������  Eut Lord Koscbery's saying ls chiefly remarkable as an Illustration of tiro  fact that ho is uot hampered by thc  traditions of stilted Knglish oratory.  "Worth his salt," is n breezy colloquialism which expreses in three words  wh'ch could nol have been so well expressed in three sentences of thc Hires-  oratorical  Knglish.  The lino oratorical Knglish In wliieli  our grand fa there delighted .scours insufferably stilled lo us of Ibis generation. Wo demand plain l-'.irgllsih, and  tlie man who wishes to reach the  largest number of people will use tlu  plainest of plain  tinglish.  The newspapers, whicli have a hand  in nearly everything, have done Ibis.  They bave shown Ibe advantage of  speaking In intelligible language. They  are coinlernrred by college professors  for uwirrs colloquialisms, vulgarisms if  you please, such a.s lliis wiih wli'uh  Lord iiosebcry enforces Ills meaning.  But what the newspaper, tries to do is  to make itself intelligible lo tin* largest  number of people in the shortest time  and smallest space. Very often firm  English is effective, but oftener still a  colloquialism will ring tbe bell where  the English of Addison would uot  strike the outer rim of the target.  The orators are finding (his out and  coriTorming to it. Something is lost,  perhaps, but ;r more is gained, for it  means another step away from the ex-  clusivene-ss of an intellectual aristocracy: another conees-ron lo the masses  the despised Toms. Dicks and Harrys,  over whose heads ihe orators ol* our  classical period lired the resonant salvos of their heavy artillery.���������New Yorfr  World.  Logan will, on closer scrutiny, share distribution of armor in tlris vessel is  the fate which has befallen so many  of the North American mountains,  such as St. Elias. Mount Wraugell.  ���������Mount Hood, etc.���������decapitation. The  ���������niceties of absolute measurement in  ���������The case of a .high mountain are suci  that only upon a m-rsi careful and repeated use of instruments can any <b  as follows: Protection of ihe bull  against injury 10 the water line rerriun  is to be secured by a side armor bell  14 inches thick and 7.o feet deep. Tho  transverse armor at :������������������������ ends ot iim  belt will be 12 Inches th'.ck. l-larhene***  and turrets for 12-*nch gums will have  armor l.'i inches thick, and  the ship's  ���������peudence be  placed,  and  ibis appli-s! side, from the arm.ir b -it to the main !  equally ��������� to . determinations   that     arejdeclt. **will    have    a   thickness    of    *i J  -made by the angle and the -baroinetio   inches.     An   armored   deck.   3   inches j  methods.    At the present moment, tlio ] tbick.   is. to  ex-end   forward   and. aft -.  height ot what has been assumed to he. 1 from the ends of the armor belt.-   The  one'of the most accurately detenniiK-d j conning   tower   will   have   10-Inch'���������* ar- i  summits of the. Knrakoranr Range oi!  India��������� Mount Godwin Austen, or K���������  ���������has been brought into question, and  only recently a rosurvey ��������� ot the Australian Alps hns restored Mount Kosciusko, with a height of 7.330 feet, to  the tirst position .-vtunnsr the Australian mountains, its rival. Mueller's  Teak, whose crown has received a  special accumulation of visiting cards.  scraps of paper, addressed envelopes,  etc.. in recogiiit'on of its claims to superiority, falls short by sixty-eight  feet.  The  discrepancies   ln   rhe   result  of  one is tempted to risk: Aro the results obtained by a s'.nnle investigator  worthy of  full  confidence?    The  per-  mor, and will be connected to ihe ar-  i  ���������mored-deek by an armored  communication tube 7 inches  thick.    Tlie bar*'-!  irettes of the    S-in.jh guns will    be S  j  inches thick on the exposed side and i  C  inches  elsewhere.- while   the  turret  i  elsewhere, while the turret armor will  I  be 6 'nches thick.    These turrets -i-ill  ibave   armored    supporting    tubes    3  inches  thick   arranged   to  protect   the  ammunition  hoists.    The 4-inch  guns  bave  shields    4  ineUss    thick.    Most  modern  battleships  include   the   three  great weapons of attack, the gun, th?  rarn and  the torpedo, and  each  is a  nS5ffintani_'ta'nasure-mMiw^  bave been built in which one of~tho  last two U the only weapon, this feature being carried out to the greatest  gonal element���������by which we mean r.ot 1 extent In the torpedo boat, which ha**  only tho desires and non-desires in a j j)ecn multiplied by Ibe score In the  determination, but Ihe ru*-thod of hand- navies of all first-class countries but  ling the Instrumenis. Ihe Kinds of al-| (^ fTnlted States. Only a few rams,  lownne-ns that are made for liistru-l wnere that Is the only weapon, havo  mental and ocular aberrations, nud j been built thus far. although that ac-  the uniformity and similarity of tho j rnmrillshcd naval otllcer. Admiral Am-  checks rhat are used to counteract j men, believes that fleets of rams should  these aberration***-���������������������������mors so largely. | form 0nr principal class of vessels,  and seemingly so eoiistainly. Into anyj ���������*������������������ t*iK. battleship, the ram nnd Ihe tor*  calculation, as to make this almost Sri- j pf,,]0 are regarded as secondary wea-  Klectrlcty  In   Medicine.  While quack elcctricily in tbe sbapts  of belts, hair brushes, pads, etc., is receiving many body blows from the experts and the courts, ft is encouragiirg  ���������to know that the scientific application  of electricity to tttierapeutical work is  gaining ground rapidly. Not only aro  medical men themselves actively investigating the subject, but cloctr'-  oiaus like Edison, Tenia, Elihu Thomson, A. E. Kennelly, .1. .T. Carty and  others are devoting considerable time  anil study to it. American medical  papers contain many notes on new.  lines ot work, and even tlie more conservative Eni^lisb press finds space to  record advances in the elecfro-lhera-  pedtic art. A recent Lancet contain**)  interesting reference* to the very successful use of electricity In curing tri*  ceminal neurali.ia. and to long-continued treatment of cases of tic'doulon  reux, which is practically the samo  thing, wiih long and short applications of rhe current. Succoss is uni*.  form in all eases. ItJ remains true;  however, that .-Engl'sh." practitioners  are still very slow to resort to electrical methods of cure, while In this  country it is becoming so popular with  all the schools that apparatus is now,  on the market from several well-known*  houses, enabling the use In the practising rooms or the hospitals of the ordinary lighting current from the stree?  mains.���������New York Tost.  dividual or approximate, rather than  positive. Olherwiftv. indeed, it be.  comes <IiflV-iiH to explain the dilTer-  enees of results thai aro obtained by  eiiually competent observers���������differences that are In marry cases far loo  great to Ire explained away on tbe as-  limripHnn of special ditlicuities of  mea.surenicnt. To nvrrilon only a few  of the higher American summits, toward the measure'iienl. of which no  ���������special difficulty ought to have been  encountered: Aconcagua has been  oscillating between 22.100 and 2:;,nnr*  feet: f-hiinbornzo between 20.000 and  21.-100  f.iet: the Illrnipu  between  22.*  pons, the ma!n reliance being upon j  the gun. Tt is net hard to understand |  why this should be so. The ram and j  the torpedo are effective only against 1  other vessels and tbey must be used at I  close range. Ibe former by the very j  nature of tilings. The gun is effective j  at long rr.nge and against fortifica* j  tions ns well ns ships.  At one time lt seemed as fhongh the  Increase In size of guns was to be without limit, and there are actually afloat  Vo-dav n number of guns weighing  tfrom 100 to 110 tons. This enormous  ���������weigbt,  moreover,  is  Ihat. of  the  gun  21.41X1  met: tne  illrnipu   ������������������'-**ween,  z-*.-    **, ^   - W|        ,f ��������� *.   nm1   fltHni?s  riT'LdI" ft\ 0   ;���������.,,n"%   l^'he    *������^Included the figures woukl be fn-  i   "  -??fl,,;       u-ioo   feeV*   At e    nreased   more   Iban  half.    Experience  l^J������", l\?" J"  -^^,, i??Aeo   :ZlUn*   shown,   however,   that   this   was  cihuatl between  K..700 and 1f'.0fi0 feet. ; K* ,    h    ,.���������,,*   ���������ow  It would nlmoyt seem as if there were, **"*'*   "-  "���������>."      .....    . ... *���������  certain   factors  Involved   in   mountain  measurement which have nol yet been  inches cnlibcv  fully taken account of. for it Is .difficult to explain such broad differences  on the theory of individual methods  Alone.-���������Prof. Angelo Ilellprin, in tlrr/  Now Science Review.  Thn T.nngitiign of "N'miir,*..  'A young lady at a Huston rlitjn-*-*  table upon remarking that "We havu  bad a very torrid month" received tho  rcsponen from a perspiring young man  on   the oilier side  of  lhe  table,  "Ves,  i Sicars to be about !.  and 07 tons weight. Only n few full  clwirees. comparatively, can be fired  from one of these monster guns he*  tofe. lt must be relined at great expense. The exact number is not definitely known, but Is put. at fewer  (ban fifty. As an cxlilhilinn of enormous power, however, lhe figures. For  Ilie1 firing of one of 'these guns aro  .ii\*e.-lnspiring. The projectiles weigh  nearly n ton nnd eosl aboul $7fi0. Tlio  powder cbarge is nearly I.OoO pounds  and cost? about .f.'!2o. The project iio  leaves Ihe gun wilh a velocity of about  and  a dtirned hot one.  Ion."    Unman 2.000 feet per second, having an energy  iiaiur-i  is   much   templed   to  speak   lo if about 50,000 foot-lon-s.-rteorga    XV.  tl     ton  "uu'.ur*!   r.*i   ruut'ir   1 |i..u    .*-*   --*im-iik   ii>     ?������   >���������.������,.������> .,..,.,....,  .^��������� '>*.**,v.      ...  the point of high  temperatures.���������������o*    Mrtgille. Engineer-In Ohl������rf II. S. Navy,',  ton Globe. m ate BocVncerlnj: Msgarfn-n.  Tea and   CoftVe.  ���������A German professor has been invng-  "UjsatTn^i^ela-brrrate^fashlon-rhe^efEfrCt-  on processes of digestion produced by;  the use of tea and coffee. He prepared nn*artificial gastric juice, and  mixed It with coagulated egg albumen,  with and without additions of tea  nnd coffee Infusion*-. While tlie gastric  juice by Itself wa,s able to digest Ot  per cent, of tlte egg albumen in the  space of eight hours, when tea waa  add"d the proportion digested was reduced to W per cent. When n d<'c..*c-  tlon of coffee was mixed with the albumen the gj'.strlc fluid was only ablo  to digest 01 per '���������em., or less than two*  thirds of flic albumen. The digestive  power ol the ga-*ri.* Juice appeared to  vary will the s'.rengtb of the infusion,  the disturbing effect b"lng less when  the solutions of lea and coffee wero  weakened. The professor Is of opinion  that thc deleterious effect produced i.i  due to ;be tannin which Is extracted  during the process of making, and not  to fhc* presence of thein and cafl'eiir,  and he mentions that. lea. which Ihim  not been allowed to stand more than  two or three minutes Is less injuriou-i  bemuse a smaller q'.v.inl'ly of this undesirable Ingredient, tannin, haw b'rn  prodncM than when it in bolb-d up or  left in contact ..with tbe leaves for 11  considerable length of tilne.  The llnil on   rlio  l><'T;r������,  l<:ll,ii\v.  One of Florida's wonders Is an immense volume of water that boils up  in the middle of ihe St. John's river  at a place known as Devil's Elbow,  one mile east of Palalha. Although  soundings have been made al this  place to the depth of 000 rr-et, no bottom has been found. It is believed  to be tbe outlet of Falling Creek, a  considerable stream that sinks info  the earth eighl miles north of Lake  City. In Columbia county. The carcasses of drowned animals have frequently boen known to come up in  Oils boil, showing thai, pari ot the  stream must be above ground. Several  of the oldest citizens in the county  concur in the story that some forty  years ago lire carcass of a. cow was  thrown up by this geyser that bore  tho mark and brand of Col. Good-  bread, a well-known cattle owner1 of  ���������Columbia county, at tbat time, whoso  stock used to graze ou' tbe banks of  Falling Crock.  The bed of this* underground stream  passes directly under Palalka at 11  depth of 205 feet. It is lapped along  its course within the cily by numerous  artesian wells, which throw up a clear,  cool stream of water to a height of  33% feet above Uie level of lhe streets.  By placing the ear to tho pipes of  these wells the unmistakable thunders  of subterranean cataracts aro easily,  recognized.���������I'alatka Advertiser. '  j-Icnts of the Future.  The practical chemist ot Pbiladel-  pbia looks to the speedy solution of a.  problem upon wliich men of bis profession are engaged the world over���������  the reproduction of meats for the tablo  ���������from thoir chemica constituents.  "Within this century." ho says, "I expect *to see synthetic slealw. roasts  and chops entered upon tho bill of  fare at our leading lintels aud restaurants, and they will be be prepared so  artistically as to appeal to Iho  sense of beauty as well as to Ibe appetite. At Orst, of course, in order to  appease tbe natural prejudices against  anything so novel, a choice will ba  afforded between the real and the artificial: *but eventually lhe killing of  animals for food will be regarded in  all civilized countries as barbarous.  That this Is not nn absurd prediction  is well assured to fhose who have observed what synthetic chemistry havo  already" done in exactly reproducing  mustard, sugar, butter, ice, lemon  juice and flavoring essences; besidea  madder, turpentine and -many other  compounds used exton-slvely ln commerce."���������Philadelphia Record.  -Th* Tfnlilf ((f-Oonproslty..  "r-jiml -n 111** <)ci',i*it"n,  "Don't be frlghtwir-d, Ml.������.a i'lunl'ett,"  said the yoiina*' man. reassuringly, mi  Hie vessel gave another fearful lurch  fo leeward. ''There Is iro luiined'alu.  danger, but perhaps I'd belter put n.  life-preserver aroimd   yon."  "Not yet, Mr. Iliiiikins.in." resjciidcil  Ibe young woman, bravely. "IStii f  will lake your arin."  Mr. Ilnrrki'ii-sorr thought he tinder-  stood, and with rare presence of mind  he put bis arm around hor. Instead.���������  Chicago Tribune.  Japan hopes that I/I Hung fining  iwill keep his yellow Jacket until su������  bos warmed fi.���������New York World.  George William Chllds believed that  flic habit of generosity should be cultivated as other habits are. and said:  "I have often fell that It Is a great  ���������mistake to pul off being generous until you are dead, ln the first place,  you' lose the pleasure of wllnesslng  the good rhat you may do: and, again,  no one can administer your gifts for  you as well as you can do It yourself.  It Is a great plensfrri; to be brought  Into personal relations of that kind,  and to make people feel I hill you aro  not a philanthropist, in the abstract,  but that you are Interested in lhem  personally, nnd care for their welfare.  In thar way you berrelit them, not  ���������merely in a natural way, but you make  them fee! that men are really brothers,  and that Uiey were made lo help 0110  another. Not only 1-*. thai feeling  agreeable In Itself, lint It will be apt  to pronipf tb?!!! lo carry orrt the principle themselves. I'ul yourself into all  you do, nnd let olheis reel thai you aro  there. Do not only contribute to a  charitableobject, but go yourself arrd  help. It may seein an liicoiiven'enco  At. flr.*s<. but soon you will come to con*  Blder it'worth'nny inconvenience."  ���������  \ ENTERTAINMENT A La MODi:"  tSaturday-to-Mondny   Howie   Purty   >-������*.���������.���������  the Corrrct Thiurj.  The Saturday-to-Monday houso pnrly  ls now the correct thing among out ol-  town hostesses, and surely no jollier  form of entertainment than this ha*,  yet been devised.  Whether simple or elaborate preparations are made dependent, of course u.;-  on the size of the establishmeni ami  tho number of servunts, hut, whatever  else lt may or may not be, tlie hou.:?  party should be distinctly informal.  Tho note of Invitation for a Saturday-to-Monday party should bo cv-  pllclt as to trains, etc., and should also  state whether guests will he mel r.r.  trains hy conveyances; arrived al. ihe.  house, afternoou tea is served, Engllslv  fashion, and then, If thc gathering is :-.  large one.the Indies retire to the'.*  rooms and do uot return until ilv.)  minutes before the dinner hour. .Ag On,  English fashion, dinner is the only  ceremonious meal, but even there drirai  Is comparatively simple, the women  wearing pretty demi-toileUes and tinmen dinner packets instead of the reg>  ulation dress coats.  At many out-of-town houses Sunday morning breakfast parties ai?  much affected, thc house purty bein:-  supplemented by outsiders, who arrive on wheels, afoot, or horseback, as  inclination dictates. These mectin.53  are, of course, delightfully informal,  and the breakfast served is really what  the French call "a* dejeuner a la fojr-  chette���������that Is to say, a judicious compromise between the morning meal and  the midday luncheon. Grape fruit, it  goes without, saying is'the flrst choice;  a golden omelet follows next; then liio  piece de resistance^���������a bird or broiled  chicken���������with potatoes done in somo  delicate style; watlles then, or hot  cakes, and last of all, delicious strawberries, served . with rich country  cream.  Many hostesses, who rejoice in a  large country house, where the hall is  the spocial architectural feature, havo  breakfast served at small tables set in  the hall, the hall itself lavishly decorated a la rose tree; that is to say, with  trailing vines on walls, and mantel,  and doors, and the effect is cliarniin-**.  What to wear at such a gathering is,  of course, the question that arises lirst  in the feminine mind when an invilu-  tion is received for a Saturday-to-Monday party. The answer 10 that problem  is easy: In compliment to your hostess, put your prettiest and dressiest  gown in a dress suit case, add to its  contents a duck skirt, a crisp shirt,  waist, ana the small toilette accessories,  and even the most fastidious woman is  suitably -equipped for such a slay. A  neat tailor gown is worn on tho train,  or if one travels awheel, then the di*csn  suit case is sent ahead and the bicycle  costume is made as chic and trim ai'  possible.  What Girls nro Doin*;.  Another- thing the girls aro doins is  making small hair pillows to send 10  send to the men. These were sngges:-  ed to them by an old regular army officer who has seen much service, and  who told them tliat a man could make  himself quite comfortable anywhere in  the open with his blanket if lie only  had a hair pillow lo lay his head or..  These pillows are not stuffed very full,  so that they may bo easily rolled up  In the blankets. They are about twenty-seven inches square and are covered  flrst with ticking, and then with a slip  cover of denim or cretoae, which can bs  taken off and washed. Some of the  girls are embroidering dark blue onea  in red initials and monograms, brown  ones in yellow or blue, and so on, in  different combination of color.  There is a certain set of well known  society girls in town who art buying  luxuries and packing cases of ..rem for  the men they kuow in the different  campa. Each girl has pledged herself  to give so mu-ih money every week, and  a committee on packing and shipping  tho cases has been formed, which will  attend to the sending of them off every  two weeks until tho war is over. Tlio  goods are all to be sent toone of lira  girls' houses, which will be kept opoa  all summer if the family goes away,  and any donations of sensible and practical articles of food which are easily  transported aro very gratefully rcceiv*  ad.���������Harper's Bazar.  DOMESTIC ECONOMY.  1rh(i Tendency *lf> ������li**-fc*-il Anion*; Kvoii  the Wcnllliy in N������*(.v V..ik.  Chief among the tendencies of tin  moment as regards represen,*uive Now  York vomen is a most marked idea of  economy. Economy in every way, even  to the saving of the pennies, let alono  the dollars, has come to he a growing;  enthusiasm. That this is not a theory  but a genuine condition, and that women witb the biggest sort ot Incomes-tare actually practicing what they  preach can be learned from all tho  prominent tradesmen, as war is making  many of them genuinely blue, toi' tho  accounts of many of llieir bust customers are falling decidedly off.  Tho Idea of tho day is thnt the country may sooner or later need money,  that at all events scores ot new charities and aid societies will probably  spring up, and that they Uicinselvc.*-  sliould begin to save now in order that  they may be prepared when tho call  for funds comes. That is the feeling  among the women of the "-tHs" and  they are showing their willir ,:iess In  be ready by making all sorts of little  ���������Sacrifices.  Thia has not been told In print, fot-  tbe reason that these women have, naturally, not talked about it, but it is,  nevertheless, a fact. The average woman of fashion is having about a third  as many new gowns as usual, and she  is buying far less in the way of fripperies and novelties. A much smaller  quantity of goods is being ordered daily,  from the butcher, the baker and tho  grocer, and there are somo women who  are actually keeping a close watch on  the sugar and butter in their pantries,  to see that neither of these articles is  wasted. This on the part of women  who have never done such a thing ia  all their lives before. Servants are being discharged and establishments  quietly reduced.���������New York Sun.  Tfow to  t*H(*    l.ldli.-l    ,l(l|rn.  Lemon juice Is lire most healthful  acid for tin: nysieni, Imt arr auilioriiy  nays flint.lt should not be taker, in lis  natural Htate. ns It is too si rou? for Hie  stomach. A good way to prepare  lemonfl la to lake two dozen and roll  each orre separately on a smooth, hard  surface until It: is quite soft; then cut *  'off thc end and with a dull kn'fo  scrape out all thr* juice ami .pujp.  ���������Strain Wiis carefully tlirough a tlrin  cloth; tlien make the juice almost  thick with sugar, boll le in glass, using  a cork stopper, n.rd sta.nd in a cool  place. It will keep a long time, and  to make a glass of fresh lemonade you  ,lrav������ only to put in a tumbler of eold  water enough af the sugared acid to  euit thu Us*-*-*. ... .-  "dovr  to CI Inili Stul*-*l.  A physician who declares that very  few people know how to walk upstairs  -properly__gives these instructions:  "Usually a person will" "tread on tlieball  ot his foot in taking each step. This is  .very tiresome and wearing on the muscles, .as it throws the entire suspended weight of the body on tb muscles  of the legs and feet. You should. In  walking or climbing stairs, seek for tho  most equal distribution of the body's  weight posslbfe. In walking upstairs  your feet should be placed squarely  down on the step, heel and all,- and  then Uie wor should be performed  slowly and deliberately In this way  there is no strain upon any muscle,  but each one is doing its duty in a  natural manner.. The man who goes  upstairs with a spring you may be sure  Is no philosopher, or, at least, his  reasoning has not been directed to that  BUbjcct," The doctor might have gone  a little further in the same line and  protested against the habit which many  persons have of bending over half double when they ascend a flight of stairs.  In exertion of this kind, when the heart  Is naturally excited to more rapid action, it Ss desirable that the lungs  should have full play. But the crouch.'  Ing position interferes with their action, the blood is imperfectly aerated  and there Ib trouble right away. Give  the lungs a chance to do their work everywhere and at all times'.  Tlio (^llM'-in uml   llrowiiin*?.  Apropos of JUrowning. there is a story  m a recent number of lhe Quiver ia  connection with tne Queen's reading,-  vt that poet:  The Queen has always been a warm  admirer of the poems of Alra. Browning, the one on "Slie'Wtpt. to Wear a  Crown" having a tender personal refer-  e'Acc. "Tho Cry of the Children" appealed especially to thc Queen's heart.  Sho appreciated thc fine thought in tho  works of Sir. Browning, and frequently  had his poems read aloud to her. Sir  Thuodore Martin had been roqucsicd  by lier Majesty to read aloud from.  "The Ring and lhe Book." Sir Theodore was courtier enough to make a  cautious study be.'oi'C band of the poem,  and he placed marginal notes as danger signals against passages of doubtful propriety. The marked copy  chanced lo come into the hands of a  ���������thoughtless court lady. "1 have so en-  jojeil this wonderful work," she said to  a friend, "and It has been such an advantage to read it nfter tlie Queen, for  she has placed marks against the most  beautiful part; and, oh, what exquisito  taste thc dear Queen has!" sho added,  pointing to thc danger signals of Sir  Theodore Martin.  Fruit Dl'osnlii^ Tor Shoe*!.  The best dressing tor black leather  is orange juice. Take a slice of quarter  ���������of an orange and rub it thoroughly  all over the shoeor boot and allow It to  dry. Then brush briskly with a soft  brush until It shines like a looking*  glass.  ���������A most convenient dressing for tan  shoes is the inside of a banana skin.  This is rubbed well and evenly all over  the shoe and removes all spots and*  dirt, as well as gives a fine polish,  which last is brought out by using a  flannel cloth for wiping dry and another clean flannel for polishing.  A slice of lemon is also used as W  tan leather dressing.  Patent leather must never be blacTft-  ened or polished with anything but aa  oil. A fine sweet, oil or vaseline is  the best. They- ai*6 the hardest kind of  shoes to keep in good order. It is l'ec-  assaiy to take a clean sponge and clean  them from all dirt before applying tho  oil. It may then be rubbed dry at once  with a flannel or other soft cloth which  ���������will not scratch the patent finish.  "How was Ethclinda's graduation  essay?"  "Beatiful," answered tbe proud mother, "we spared no expense in ribbons to bind it, and I have no hesitation in saying it was the' most becoming essay in the class."���������Washington  Star.  KNGLISH SPAVIN LINIMENT  Removes all hard, soft or callaoused  lumps and blemishes from horses,  blood spavin, curbs, splints, ringbone, sweenef. stifles, sprains, sore  and swollen threat, eoughe, etc. Save  $50 bj the use of *������ne bottle. Wsr-  raatod fee Most "Ctoaiechit Wet-flit*  ���������av* **at tani.  New TtVoiooti In RiiKsln.  Fenilninism In Itusssia is invading  tbe railway service. The signal woman  .who keeps the barrier has long been  a familiar object. She wears short  sklrto_and h^gh boots, waves the.red  flag which "in Russia means-"Go~  haead!" and, this duty over, returns to  child and kitchen. But thc minister of  railways has extended woman's sphere  in his department by appointing a  special body ot female railway guards,  whose whole duty it ls to look after the  ladles ln the carriages reserved for  ladies only. And so���������propria quae mar-  ibus���������tbo man guard for the men and  ���������the woman guard for tho women. Tha  new institution will wear a uniform,  but what uniform is not yet known.  She will also require the dignity of a  special name.' In French they sometimes speak of the "chef du train," but  the chieftainess of the train would  sound too imposing, just as she-guard  would -sound too trivial. Perhaps the  best plan would be to label guard, carriage and ladles with the familiar but  significant badge "ileserved."*���������Pali  Mall Gazette. , r  .   Hnxdeiiini-r the Cotifititnlfon.  Men talk about "hardening the constitution," and with that view expose  themselves to summer's sun and winter's wind, to' strain and other efforts  and many unnecessary hardships! To  the same end ill-informed mothers  souse their little infants In cold water  day by, day, their skin and flesh and  bodies as steadily growing rougher and  thinner and weaker, until slow fever,  or water on the brain, or consumption  of the bowels carries tnem to the  grave, and then they administer to  themselves the semi-conn.,.t.'arid rather questionable consolation of its,being a mysterious dispensation of providence, when in fact providence had  nothing to" do with it. He works no  miracle to counteract our follies. The  b'est way we know of hardening the  constitution is to take good care of it,  for lt is no more improved by harsh  treatment than a fine garment or Bew  !hat is made better by being banged,  atauU���������Nw York Ledger.  ->t ������*5-������**J*������*S--*S**^^  1 The Duke's Daughter**  iej ha asked me."  "Pahl it's the same thing; you must  have enabled him to ask by encouraging  him. What is ho? A stock-broker, or  an outside broker, or a bailiff or something, isn't he,'  Her niece laughed. "You're, getting  rather mixed, dear, aren't you! Uncle  Dick says he is a financier, whatever  that is. At any rate, he is nice and  agreeable, and he came to help me when  Nell was so restive in the park, and  ���������raved me from a nasty accident, and���������"  "Where waa James V asked Lady Kiv*  Ington laconically.  "Too far behind; and then he asked  if he might call, and I said you would  he in on Thursday."  Lady Rivington raised her delicate  liand and suppressed an incipient yawn.  "'.My dear child, I, being your sponsor and  godmother, have rrrade promises and  -rowa of every kind for you, but you  -mustn't promise things for me���������you really mustn't, dear child. I shall be out on  Thursday, and you must entertain youi  bailiff yourself."  Lady Mary was nettled. "By all  means/' she retorted coldly; "I am perfectly willing."  Lady Rivington rose. "That's all right,  then; but don't'let him come every  Thursday, there's a dear. What's his  name, by the way? Oh yes, Montague���������  I remember. You know, or rather you  don't know, what these people aTe when  they once get a footing; so do be very  careful."  Bhe rustled out of the room, leaving  Lndy Mary to her own society and her  Own meditations.  'Left alone, the girl took a letter out  of 'her pocket, and, dismissing Mr. Montague from her mind, read and re-read  it slowly.  ���������It was a long semi-illegible scrawl, beginning "Sty dearest Mary," and ending  "your loving brother;" and it was from  her only brother, who was in the    Lancers, and.who wrote the letter from  the little Indian station where he had  been for the last nine months or so. It  was a long letter of explanation rather  than excuse, and telling her he had been  gamblin*g hopelessly J and was ..hopelessly  in debt, and that unless she could cable i  ihim out ������550 immediately he. would have  to resign his commission; and he advised  her to go to the governor, as he called  the old duke, his father, "and, Mary  dear," he .wrote., "see' if you can't screw  the money out of the old boy. Tell him  I will give up cards if ire will only pay  up. Be sure and cable me by Friday, and  get it somehow foT God's sake, old girl,  or I won't answer for the consequences,  es I can't face leaving the regiment."  Lady Mary shuddered as she read this  appealing scrawl. What did .he mean by  saying he* could not answer for the consequences! - There could - be* only- one  meaning���������he would shoot himself. Her  brother, her only brother, whom she  adored, and who had taken the place in  her heart that she would have s-haro.d  with father and; mother, had* the latter  been alive and the -former.' not been T an  object of. terror rather .than love. What  waa she to do? She rose, and walking  over to the mantelpiece took up her  brother's photo, nnd looked at it with  loving pity and a mind full of doubt and  hopelessness. It was a handsome face,  nearly as handsome as.that of .the girl  .who was looking down at it: the same  blue eyes and straight nose and well-  ahaped head, but the chin and mouth  were weak, where, hers were strong, and  -the eyes, although the same color, were  bolder and yet less frank. Lady Mary  replaced the photo and sat down again  to reconsider the' situation.1 There was  jno help for it, she must appeal to the  duke. She had only her dress allowance,  ���������which, although large, was already overdrawn,' almost thc whole of the next  quarter being forestalled. ' She must go  ���������bo* her father: and persuade him to" send  the money. It would not be the first  -time she had pleaded for her brother���������  yea, she would go at once; he would  ������������������rarely not refuse, but she would take  the letter so that.he could see how realty aorry Leicester was. Suddenly she remembered the allusions to the duke; no,  on second thoughts she would not take'  -the letter, she would only go herself���������-she  oould tell it far better than it had been  written, for she could soften her father's  heart with earnest additions and the  promises of amendment that her brotber  -Lad-made,  tion, "and you can't let mm De rurneC  Do help him just this onne, papa, do,  please; please do, ior my sake." Sire  rose, and going over to her father laid  her hand on his ann, and bent irer sweet  face in humble pleading towarda him.  "Oh, papa, do let me have the money;  I know he will never play card3 again;  he has promised me."  "My dear Mary," said the duke blandly, leaning hack "in Iris chair and looking  critically nt iris daughter's flushed face  and eager, shining eyes, "you are full of  perverted emotions; now what an  amount of useless affection you have  wasted on that young scapegrace sinci  the time when you were his slave irr tin.  nursery I Directed in another and a  worthier channel, such emotion would  bo really invaluable, quite invaluable  But it should In; controlled, Mary; sc  openly expressed it is a little bourgeois!'*  Lady Mary's eyes filled with tears  "Papa, do help him���������do, papa, dear."  The duke regarded her cynically. "Ai*  most the stuff heroines are made of," lu  murmured, smiling, a smile that struck a  chill to Mary's 'heart, and was tlie death*  knell of any lingering hope she had oi  Boftening him. "Heroines," he continued,  looking musingly into thc fire, and away  from his daughter's supplicating face���������  "heroines are invariably bourgeoisc.  even if they do not actually spring frorrr  tire lower classes."  Lady Mary, realizing his implacability,  drew herself up sharply and looked a I  ���������him with spirit. "So you refuse, papa?"  Her voice held a note of desperation.  "Your request," said tlie duke, "I gather, is, that you wish me to send youi  brother- -"  "And your son."  Tlie duke bowed. "And my son, you  will pardon me if I say, and alas! my  son! a large sum of money, to put it  crudely���������and money matters are always  crude, Mary���������is not that what you  wish?"  "Yes, papa, if you call it large."  "Well, my dear, only large because it  would be the duplicate of so many othei  sums."  "And you refuse?"   **���������.':        -  "Absolutely," said the duke softly, as  though acceding pleasantly   to  a small  request.    "Absolutely, both now and ir:  the future, my clear Mary."  "And you prefer bim to go to the������������������'*  "Devil?" suggested lier father, raising  ���������his-eyebrows'enquiringly..  "No," said Lady Mary coldly. "I wa-  going to say-to tiro Jews. I don't swear  ���������I am not modern enough."  "On the .contrary, mydear, you arc  too modern; you have passed the stage*  of swearing and cigarette smoking, aiul  you now only imitate your inferiors in  being so emotional."  Ko one would have called Lady Mur\  'emotional at the moment, as she leisurely adjusted her.veil, and equally leisurely readjusted the lace at Irer neck.  "Good-by, papa���������and: thank you." '  He bowed, receiving her ironical thank*,  with much graciousness.  "I shall f111 il thc money somehow,*'  said Lady Mary defiantly.  He bowed again, smiling at irer self-  control. "Tire patrician strain, too," lie  murmured; "I am glad to see it. A  -hansom, did you say? Certainly; Martin will get you one; or, better still,  fake mine���������I shall not .want it for ar:  hour or more."  POPE PIUS X.  n.-  ���������Lady Mary looked pleadingly up into  the duke's face. "And now, papa,;if y-au  will help him this once, just J this once,  I am quite sure he'will never gamble  again."  Her father handed Lady Mary a chair  with an inimitable air of old-world courtesy. "If you will allow me to say so, I  think it is almost a pity to waste so  much affection on a worthless object,  Mary "  "Your son, papa."  The duke put up hi3 eyeglass and regarded his daughter thoughtfully.J "Yes,  my son," he agreed, "and your brother;  unfortunately for rne and unfortunately  -for yoii���������my son'and your brother. Like  you, too," he murmured critically; "and  yet quite an inferior person compared  with yourself, Mary. There is a bad  strain somewhere, I am afraid,"he added  thoughtfully���������"a very .'bad stTain. It  is strange how these* weaknesses and  vices arise, and���������~"  .  Lady Mary interrupted him with, a  pleading, passionate gesture. "Papa, are  you going to help him? Will you send  Lim the money?"  "No, I am afraid not, Mary; yoii must  again excuse me; but it would really be  a useless expense, quite an unnecessary  expense, and, in fact, like pouring water  through a sieve."  "Papa, you must help him; you can't  let him be ruined; you cant������������������"  "My dear Mary," said the duke politely, "1 am afraid either Leicester must be  ruined or you and I. It is really only a  -matter of time. I have already helped  bim, let me see, how many times? Is it  five or six, or have I forgotten, and is it  nearly a dozen?"  "Yes, but he was younger then, and  Biore foolish."  The duke raised his eyebrows. "More  foteUahT Kct-il possible 1" he ejaculated  ���������oft]'*'. " '      .    '���������  "And he baa been steady for quite ���������  long time, and he's so very unhappy,"  noted Lad** Marv^iaaonna.the imttrma*  Dearest Mary���������What a brick you arc!  All I asked for nnd  ������50 to the good.   1  Teally am going to give up this cur3er!  "gambling,* if it's only out of gratitude tc.  the governor, for- turning up trump?  again. What a hold you' must have on  him to have persuaded him to give-you  the cheque, to say nothing of the extra  fiftyl Good-by, old girl; my blessing?  on you.  Your scapegrace brother,  Leicester.  * It was almost a month since Lady  Mary's.; iaterview with her father, and  the- above letter had only that morning  arrived. How glad she was she had  been able to help him, and how unexpected had been the source from' which  that help had come! She remembered  how she had first told Mr. Montague of  her financial troubles, and how eagerly  he had explained them away; and wa-"  glad* her aunt had refused to stay in or.  the Thursday he had called1 on her. She  hardly knew what -had first made her  rrrentibn her brother, but somehow it  was done, und knowing Mr. Montague  was a financier, she had asked him if  thero was any way he could raise, the  money for her. She had no idea of being under any obligation to-him personally; to her Ire was merely a business  man, a person who might give her some  practical and useful advice.* Lady Mary,  was in many ways ignorant of the world,  even her world, and she had quite gravely asked Mr. Montague if lie could bor-  row_theJ.money-from.Jews. She knew  bad been for the last month, were broken in upon by the butler, who rather  ���������suddenly announced Mr. Montague, and  then softly withdrew.  Ernest Montague came quickly tor-yards Lady Mary.  "How do you do, Lady Mary ? You  ���������got my note?"  She took refuge in the meaningless  smile of conventionality. She had completely forgotten tliat he had written to  tell her that he was coming.  "Have some tea ? No! Well, sit nearer the fire; it is colder than ever to-day,  is it not?   And such a wind."  Mr.* Montague, ignoring the chair she-  bad indicated, stood with his bock to  the fire, looking somewhat timidly down  at hi3 hostess.  "Well," said Lady Mary, pleasantly,  "and what did you want to see me about*  Mr. Montague? By the way, I have not  half thanked you for helping me out oi  my troubles," she added graciously, and  with the air of one who '-has granted  rather than accepted a favor.   *  Mr.  Montague coughed nervously.  "Lady Mary, it is-not on that subject  at all that I have come to see you."  Lady Mary looked up in some surprise at the deeply earnest tone.  "The fact is, Lady Mary, I���������I, er, havo  come to ask you to marry me." Ho  seemed, to gain sudden courage, either  from her silence, or from the sound of  bi3 own voice, and continued in a steadier, tone: "I have loved you from the  first moment I saw you, Lady Mary, and  when your horse bolted and I held you  for a moment in my arms, I felt that I  had: had   my   first   and   only   taste   of  -Pardon me," said Lady Mary very  coldly, and looking fit Mr. Montague  with 'growing' scorn, .-"but my father  signed it the night before he left."  "What! you deny it? You deny that  the whole thing is a'-forgery, and that  you not only wrote it lint signed it yourself? You actually deny it, l.iuly Mary!"  ���������repeated Mr. Men ta true in genuine  amazement; and he stared.nt her ngha**'.  nnd advanced a shade closer to her side  as he spoke.  "IIow dare you even suggr*rt th.it I  wrote it or signed it!" cried' Lady Mary  angrily. "Yoii!"���������this with infinite insolence���������"You!" she repeated, "lo dare  io rrrake such an accusation against ina!"  The. man, half-doubting, and yet half-  corn breed, looked searchingly into the  blue eyes that returned his gaze so fearlessly.  ''Well, you or some clever tool of  yours wrote it," he" said sullenly. "At  any rale, it is nol the duke's signature;  it is only a poor imitation, and anyone  would have known he would not liave  heen likely to let a stranger transact  his business. Come, Lady Mary," he  added, persuasively, "don't let us be enemies."Listen: if you'll only marry rne,  I'll never even mention tire money to  you again���������never, upon my honor I  won't; but. if you refuse me," his face  grew paler and his voice hoarser, "by  God, I'll go to the duke and tell:him the  whole story. Marry me, Mary, and I'll  not only see you through, but give you  all the money you want."  At the sound of her Christian name,  used so familiarly and with such underlying passion, Lady Mary made a gesture  heaven, and that I  would   move earth   0"f SU(jden great arigcr, and then, control  and even heaven itself..to win you." ling --en-elf, laid her hand on  tire bell-  Lady Mary pushed back her chair and   rope a*,-,d pulled it sharply twice in suc-  Jews lent money,-but where they lived  or how they came to lend it she did not  know. She did. not even know if her  father's. estates were entailed or not;  but couldn't her brother raise a mortgage, or raise something, she suggested  vaguely; "she was'sure.he would pay it  back, or she could do so." It did not" occur to her to offer any security. She had  nothing to offer unless it were her diamonds, nnd these her aunt would hnve  quickly missed. Mr. Montague had explained to her how easy it would be to  raise the money. He was too wise to  offer to lend it to her, but he told her he  would get it for her if she would give  him a paper signed by her father authorizing his solicitors, Messrs. Black &Bul-  ncy, to raise n mortgage on one of his  smaller estates. This suggestion, he felt,,  was a triumph of diplomacy. The duke,  he knew, would never give it, and would  even laugh at so foolish a proposal, nor  would Lady Mary dare to ask him. Ho  would then be able to offer her tho  money himself?1 and he would tell her  how little it meant to him, and how  small a trifle it was if in return she  would give him a fragment of her friendship. "'However; to his extreme astonishment,' and even consternation; Lady  Mary hud! driven down to his office only  the day following, bringing with her a  few lines written by the Duke's private  secretary, and signed by the duke himself.  Lady Mary sat looking idly into the  fire, and then slowly lifted and re-read  the letter that lay orr her knee. How.  thankful she was that she had been  nble to help dear Leicester! How sir*  loved hirrr! She was ghid she had saved  him from ruin, and perhaps from something terrible, more terrible than she  dare contemplate. It had been so easy,  the whole transaction, and she reckoned  that in two years at the most she could  nave and refund the money herself, and  If neccssnry defy the duke.  Her   nieditatieni,   happier   than   they  glanced at TMr* Montague with an air of  the most intense.astonishment, not unmixed with amusement; and contempt.  She could hardly have been more astonished if her hairdresser or the':groom  himself had made her a proposal oi marriage. Her aunt had been right; then,  and she had made a mistake in allowing  this business man to come to'tire'*house.  " She rose slowly and with much grace.  "JMr. Montague," she said gently, and  with what she felt was admirable forbearance, "you have done me a kindness,  and lam not ungrateful���������-I am alluding  to your help about my money affairs���������  but please do not mention anything so���������  so foolish to me again as this absurd  proposal."  With her delicate eyebrows still raised  as -though   in   utter   astonishment  and  Eerplexity at his presumption, she stood  alf turning towards the door, her fine  profile contemptuously averted from hei  rejected suitor.  The hot blood mounted to Mr. .Mon-���������  = tague's~dark*--and^om^^  and be bit his under lip in his fierce de-  .sire to control his emotion. "Lady  Mary," he stammered, "I���������I love you���������1  adore you. I am rich, richer even' than  .your father," and I will do ray best to  : make you happy���������and if you will only  imarry me I will see your brother never  [wants for money."  "The suggestion is worthy 'of you,'*  [said Lady Mary, with so fine an inso  ;lcnce that at the moment she looked  strikingly like the duke, "but I would  :not marrv vou���������even to help my brother." She laughed lightly. "It's really toe  iridiculous," she said; "let us forget it  'And now I will not detain you any longer."  She moved a little nearer the bell  Tbut his voice stopped her.  "Wait a minute." The harsh, rough  ���������tone made her again raise her eyebrows,  and she moved impatiently���������but waited  "Lady Mary," said Mr. Montague, in a  low, hoarse voice, "I have asked you to  be my wife, and you have refused, and  .���������refused me with contempt."  ���������She moved her head in slight acquiescence. "If you will excuse mc saying so,"  .she said, and she looked strangely like  her father again, "I am only amazed,  quite amazed that you should have asked  ���������me."  "It ia unnecessary for us to bandy  ���������words," said Mr. Montague harshly. "1  bave only one thing more to nay: I  know the paper you brought me was  not signed by your father nor written  by bis private secretary. It was written  by yourself, and it would not have deceived even a child; for in the first place  your father, if he had wished you to  have the money, would have given it to  yon himself, and not have raised a, mortgage, or done ft through me at all. And.  secondly," he paused involuntarily and  'moved nearer, moistening bis dry lipsl  "your father was in Monte Carlo tbe day  be k\ alleged by you to bave signed the  W2T"-__ __._���������:-.    -      *     -  cession. "That is my answer," she said,  with her usual languid grace, and mori'  than her usual insolence. "Pray go and  see my father; ypu will find him nt home  any time between the hours of two and  three, or after dinner to-night at nbout  ���������nine o'clock."  It was nearly an hour later when  Lady Mary opened the door of. the cluke'n  library. He was sitting by the fir*** with  a small table by his side, on .which  stood a cup of coffee arid oT basin of su-  -CXtt.  "Good afternoon, Mary. . I am .just  enjoying my coffee after my siesta. It  should be tea,'I know, but I have, as  you may have noticed, a great weakness  for coffee. I like it at tea-time with  milk, and black, of course, after dinner."  He laid down his cup'with deliberation  nnd looked thoughtfully at it, apparently deeply absorbed by its contents, but  in ' reality . noting every detail of his  daughter's disturbed appearance.  "You arc wejj, Hrope, Mary?"  ~Slftf^catca^h"er"sTif^^  the opposite side of the fireplace.   "Papa,  I have something very unpleasant to say  to you."  The duke leant forward, and gently  dropped a lump of sugar into Iris cup.  "Need it be said, iny dear Mary?"  "Yes, papri, it need���������it must bo said���������  if not by nre by somebody else."  The duke witlr much care lifted another piece of sugar, and looked con-  templatingly at it. ''Too small," he murmured; "coffee with milk should be  sweet, without milk 1 prefer it "  "Papa," said Lady "Mury, trembling  nnd yet defiant,, "listen to* mc���������please  listen a moment*. You refused to give  me the money for Leicester. I could not  see him ruined, and I had not got it,  but���������'but I managed to'get it from a  man in the city.   Hc���������lent���������it���������to inc."  The duke's "hand tightened on his  chair, and ho sat suddenly erect.  "At least, he didn't exactly lend it,"  continued Lady Mary, "because I gave  him your signature as a security."  Tire duke's fingers relaxed as suddenly  as tlrey had tightened, and he leant leisurely back in his chair, again. "Really,  my dear Mary, you interest mc enormously. Might I ask whero you ob*  tained a document to which my sign'a-  ture was attached?"  "I forged it, papa,'* said Lady Mary  in a low voice. "I copied'ran old document I found here, only altering tho  name of one of j-our farms, and I signed  it with your name."  "And were you really sufficiently aim-  pie to suppose any business man would  advance you money on an obvious  fraud ?**  "He did," said Lady Mary eagerly.  "He gave me tbe money at once, and said  it waa quite a good enough guarantee-  yes, that was tbo word he used���������guarantee. The paper I copied waa eome-  tbing about a mortgage on a farm; but  I knew be didn't really want to use it,  because he explained he only wanted  ���������rotor signature, tt ���������thow ������ome_.Jew or  something���������1 didn't    quite    understand,  but he sard it would he all right."  Tlio duke stared at liis daughter for a  moment in silence.  "Really, my dear Mary, your simplicity ia quite Arcadian. May I ask. why  'have you come to rne, and why should  you have brought my attention to tin  matter at  this particular moment?"  Lady .Mary leant forward, and, resting  her elbow on her knee, bent her Hushed  face over it. "Heeiru-io, papa, he came  to me to-day and asked me to marry  him. Such a cad!" she raised her hea.l  in a sudden access of reminiscent anger;  "hc even tried to insist on my marrying  hirrr, and when I refused "  The duke smiled.  "He threatened to come to you and  tell voir I hud " sire faltered.  "I'orged my name?" suggested the  duke, blandly.  "Copied your -dirnntiirp," onion J���������-'  Lailv Mary;'".ind their "  "Well, arrd then, Alary?"  "Well, then, of courso, I denied i'  papa."  The duke dropped bis eyeglass. "Am  your reason for denying it?"  Lady Mury rose and stood lookin*.'  down at her father. "I denied it bi*i*iiii**e  I hoped you would stand by me; you ���������*."���������'���������.  even if he knows it's aforgery, he oini't  do anything if you deny it too. If you  only will, I will promise never to do ii  again, not even for Leicester. I have  been miserable enough over it, but a 1!  the same I am glad I did it, because il  saved Leicester."  The duke sat perfectly silent.  "Papa, will you forgive mo, and atuid  by me J"  Her father rang the bell. "A hansom.  Martin, for Lady Mary."  As the man turned towards the door  Lady Mary waited a minute before following him. "I shall marry whom I liko  and whfcn I like���������but I don't want to  be disgraced, and he can't do anything  if you say it is your signature, even if  be knows it isn't. And if you do stand  by me, will you get the paper from him.  and then he cannot do any harm, and 1  promise faithfully I* will never, never dn  it again���������even for Leicester?"  The duke took up the poker and elaborately dislodged a small piece of coal. I  "I will not keep you standing any long-] '  er, my dear Mary���������it is coid, and thej  hall door Is open."  ���������Grace; you will see at once that itis -.. ���������  forgery, und a poor orre at that. You: ���������  own name is nt the end of it."  Tire duke held orrt his hand, and flxin-. !  his eyeglass,  took  the  paper somewh.v j  gingerly  out  of   TMr.  Montague's' ham'  lie looked at it for a moment in silence  then   his  face cleared, and dropping hi   '���������  eyeglass, he smiled with Iris usual bland  ness   into   Mr.   .Montague's   disconcert*.".  and astonished face, and said quietly an.*  with only lightly  veiled insolence, "M;*  dear sir, what orr earth put such an e.\  ti-eordinary notion into your head abor.  Lady Mary?   This document is correct-  absolutely correct;  arrd  this, of course ',  is my own signature." '  Before' Mr. Montague had recover*."-. ,  himself sufficiently to make any protes' :  the duke dropped the paper with slov *i  precision into thc fire. "I will send yoi '  ii cheque in the morning," he said gently j  "and ns you have been unuble to rnnk* I  any use of the document," with a sligh' j  emphasis on the word "use," "it will b> j  needless for me to keep it." He laid hi. \  hand on the bell-rope. "Good evening.' !  he added courteously;  "I will  ring fc ;  . my man, to get you a hansom. ' Gou. ���������  evening,  Mr. Montague," and  he san'������ j  ! leisurely  back into  the  deep arm-char i ]  from which he had only half risen.  Lady Mary  came down  to breakfas* j  , restless  and   weary,  after  a  night   o j  | acute suspense.  Had Mr. Montague been to see her  father? and had the duke stood by her  or had ho declined to see Mr. Montague  and left her to face great discomfort i  not actually scandal and disgrace? What  had he done?   She wished she knew.  ,    She answered Lady Rivington's ques  ��������� tions abstractedly, playing idly with her  'breakfast, which she made only a vait  ; pretense of eating.  i Presently there was a sharp knock a I  |the front door, and a moment later thi  'butler entered the room softly and banded  iher a telegram.   Lady Mary's face grew  ��������� a shade paler as, with a murmured apolo  igy, she tore it open and then drew in  !ber breath with a sharp sign of relief. It  ��������� was from the duke, and contained merely the following unsigned words:  "Have disposed  of Mr. Montague al  ��������� your request."���������"Pall Mall Magazine."  '--cycling Iierns.  Viscount Kitchener's new peerage is  granieii with a very unusual remainder.  It goes fir-u to his inal*> children, next  to liis ft-m.ile children, and in default  of both to iiis two brother*** in sueees- ..  -ion.  The corner-.-ione o; the new Campanile will be laid April J.J., lUt'S, and tht  Venetian authorities  much   ceremony   for   the  Poe's Grewsome Story Acted in Paris.  Lady Mary'drew her furs about her! The London "Era" thus describes th������  and turned away. "Papa, I am very sor-' :latest dramatic sensation of the French  ry," she said slowly, and with an evident: capital���������Andre do Lorde's one-act night-  effort. "I really do feel very sorry and : mare, "Lo System du Doctcur Gaudran,"  very, very much ashamed;* I���������ought���������: founded on Edgar Poe's grewsome story:  not���������to���������have���������dono���������it���������even���������for������������������ Two journalists como to Dr. Gaudran's  Leicester." j private lunatic asylum.   There is nobody  The duke was dining at borne alone. \ in the doctor's consulting room, but frorii  "Put my coffee in the library, Martin."    I* an   adjoining   apartment     issue   dismal  "Yes," your Grace."  "And do not allow me to be disturbed."  "No, your Grace."  A few moments later the bell rang,  and a shade of annoyance passed over  the Duke's face as Martin softly opened  liis library door.  "I beg your Grace's pardon," ho said  apologetically, "but there is a_geiitlomrig  who wishes to see your Grace inVrriedia te-  ly on private business,"���������he banded the  duke a curd as be spoke���������"and he snid,  your Grace, it was a very urgent matter,  so I thought "  "You should not think, Martin���������T  must really strongly recommend you in  the future never to think." ���������  Martin, who had been many years in  the duke's service; accepted the rebuke  humbly and waited. "Shall I send him  away, your Grace?"  "Ko, send him here, Martin, and on no  account let mo be disturbed again this  evening."'  The duke bowed faintly as Mr. Montague was ushered into his room.  Mr. Montague was not sure how to  nddress him, dukes not ranking among  his intimate friends. He was not-sure  whether to say "Duke," whicli'. lie-felt  would be familiar and impertinent, and  yet "Your Grace" he feared might perhaps sound obsequious, ft would perhaps not. bo necessary to say anything;  he decided to leave it to chance. He  waited a moment awkwardly while the  dpke took up his coffee and' stirred it  carefully, but mado no 'attempt to open  the conversation.  "I must apologize for intruding on*you  nt this hour," said Mr. Montague, "nut I  have come on a little family matter, a  little private family matter."  "Youcf.-uiuly!" ashed thu d-iiUeirmitlv.  *-*N07your CTiree, your" ramTly.^  The duke raised his. t-up. "You will  excuse nre drinking my coffee while it is  hot.' You have-dined, I presume? Ah!  then you will have had your coffee. I  thought so." .He stirred the fragrant  mixture as he spoke, and with infinite  care slowly added a ''small liqueur of  brandy. "I beg your pardon, Mr.���������" he  glanced nt the card���������"JMr. Montague,  you wore saying?"  "I was saying that I had come to see  you^about=Lady���������Mary,'T^sa:d^Mr.=Moit������  tague, who was beginning to feel hopelessly ill at ease, arrd hopelessly unable  to proceed with his business.  "I did not hear you mention nry  daughter's name," said" the duke blandly.  "1���������I lent Lady Mary a largo sum of  money somo time ago," said Mr. Mon-*  tague, turning scarlet before thc duke's  expressively rising eyebrows.  "ReallyI I wns quite unaware that  Lady Mary had got into the hands of  any money-lender." JMr. Montague  winced and opened his lips to remonstrate, but the duke continued even more  blandly: "However, I am quite willing  to free her from her debt. How much  is it? But would it not have done tomorrow? It seems almost a pity"���������ho  glanced at the balf empty coffee-cup���������  to have disturbed me ut so late an  hour."  "Your���������your-Grace does not quite urr  derstand," stammered Mr. Montague. "I  am not a money-lender. I obtained the  money for Lndy Mary as a favor on rn  ceipt of a note in yorrr handwriting uu  thori/.ing me to do so, authorizing me,  in fact, to raise a mortgage orr ono of  your farms. I did not like to refuse to  ���������help her"���������the duke frowned���������"but of  course I know you would not be likely  to let me do any such thing as that, arrd  I saw it was not your document, nor  dictated and signed by. yon, nor written  by your secretary, for directly I saw  your name- "  Ho was recovering his self-assurance  when the duke, who had finished his coffee, laid his cup carefully on the table  and interrupted him in his soft, slow  voice: "Can I see the document you  speak of? I have a good rrmny farms  and really my secretary arrd steward attend to so much of my business that perhaps they have been acting for Ladv  Mary?"  With an air of triumph Mr. Montagu.  drew a small document from hi* poeket  moans. A tall," pale gentleman enters,  faultlessly dressed, with the Legion o!  Honor in 'his button-hole, and introduces biinself as the doctor. The journalists begin* the interview. Their conversation, however, is interrupted by a  shriek. "It's all-right," says the kind  doctor,."only a lunatic under treatment.  He is in the next apartment. Excuse ma  a Blomont." lie disappears, and the  noise ceases. The journalists begin to  feel uncomfortable. The doctor returns',  and the conversation proceeds. Once  more tho door opens, several of the doctor's colleagues enter and sit down. Two  or three ladies also make their appear*  anco^ and all behave in a curious manner.  Meanwhile, it has grown dark; we hear  the pattering of the rain, followed by a  heavy: tnunder clap. Then comes the  catastrophe. Tlie lunatics, disguised as  doctors and keepers, rush about thu  place." One crows like a cock, another  barks under the table, a third tries to  climb the wall and hangs on to the looking-glass, and when the journalists ma'ka  for the door, the mad crowd grow desperate, and murder is irr the air. In this  supreme moment the keepers, who have  been locked in, come upon the scene, at|.d  the lunatics are got under control. Hut  once more rwe hear the same pitiful  moan, and the doctor���������this time the real  one���������is revealed to us a bleeding mass,  and the drama is at an. end.  "I think she drosses���������er���������rather fast,  that is." "My dear . fellowl It take*  her half the morning."  "Do you call this "beer fit for a Christian to drink?" ".Really, we can't di������-  tinguish between tlie religious beliefs of  eau: mrr-rnni-us."  SICK TWO YEARS  ; . -BOniS (MD  Dodd's Kilney Pills ^Credited  with Another Victory over  Lumbago  projecting  ceremony for liie cva-ron. At  present the courtyard of the llogo's ]ial-  acv is entirely occupied by liagjiierris of  stiiiues arid 'bas-relief- -saved from the  ruins. Some of them will be employed  in rebuilding the Campanile, while 'the  others are de-vtined for'a rrrir-enrn. The  Milxciiptioii.**. from all *,otii*oi'*������ so far aggregate ���������f29.'i,000. Thc re.-tor.uiou will  cost *'i00.000.  The new civilization of Ihe plains i-i  pictured hy a recent incident ten miles  from a Kansas town. A farmer, riding  under an awning on a Milky plow, met,  at the end of hi**, furrow, lhe rural mail  wagon. Tire driver tossed the fanner a  bundle of mail, and a- the (earn took up  its steady course luck aein.ss the half-  mile field, the iarruer unfuldud the daily '  piper, jjrirrtcd ihat morning two hundred mile.-* away, and read the happenings in Chirm and lhe news of tbe political campaign.  An energetic statistician contributes  the following table .showing what President Roosevelt has done since, his vacation commenced at Oyster Hay on July  5: -Miles walked, 125;" miles ridden, 2(X):  miles rowed, 'l.'i; hours given to sleep,  393; hours devoted to ollicial business,  89; hours devoted to .���������seini-oiiiuiui business,, 40; number of callers, 51)3; times  he has shaken hands, 770; entertainments, 5; special dinner.**], 20; special  luncheons, 12; speeches. 0; trees cut  down, S; cords of wood cut, 4; shooting  at target, 8; -sets of tennis played, 30;  sets beaten, 14; days at. Sagamore Hill,  45; wrestling matches with children, 8;  times beaten, 1; and'cigars smoked, 47.  Germany is reported to publish about  23,000 books irr a year. Ulrcat liritain  is.credited.with between 6,000 and 7,000  a year, of which about 1,500 are now  edftions. France turns out 113,000 new  books and Italy 9,500 in the same time.  Tire year'.- total new lc-n.'-:- i.-. 70,000.  Many of the i. -ilern books, lhe London  '���������Express" remind- r-, arc Mriitcu for  the moment only. "They are'meiely enlarged magazine art:, le-. If ihece is a  revolution or a bin disaster, or a. war,  the men on ;he -por promptly r;r-!r out  a volume apiece, l*** icpr-f. i'ti***p works  do not. last: but ������������������������������������������ y p:v ;*t tlie lime.  Not 10 per \.evt. -f en- ."c.-ci'-a books  continue to .-til oi lo be remembered a  twelvemonth  later."  Charles Fere r.-i"*- ������������������.{*.. n;ion. in tbe  "Revue <ie' Medeoine," to the fact that  the skin possesses .* certain odor, which  varies according io lire individual,'* the  age and the race. ; is.iys the "Medical  Century.*' in arr abstract of Fere's paper: "The .ncrvoii-. --yetem -eerns to ex-  err, much influence o\cr the odor of the  cutaneous secretion-. Il.immond cites  the case of a woniin who alwni-s gave  out an odor of pineapple when she was  in a temper, and another vho -smelt of  violets when suffering, from arr hysterical attack. The special point to which  the writer desires to call .dterrtion is  that certain odor* are inherited, or may  even extend to side branches of tbe  same family. Dogs are always able to  recognize this odor even when it is so  subtle as lo c=c.ipe the ob.-ei vation oi;  man."  Two fJerman aeronauts. Doctor MietRe-  and   Lieutenant." Tlildebrandt,  recently  had a remarkable experience irr the heart-  of a thunderstorm.:   Tiiey nsceiiucd. from,.-  Tegel at three o'clock iir fire afternoon, .  and, passing throuclr .a mist, came sud- _  denly  into   a   thunder-cloud.     From    a  height of 050 feet tire balloon was shot  a mile upwards, and  then  as airJdenly.'  it dropped half a mile.    They made the-  curious  statomeni   that., although   they  did   not   see   thc   lightning,   tliey   were  deafened ' by   the  thunder, .-while -.pelted  with  rain, hail and sleet. ."Tiie balloon  leaped and plunged so swiftly; that ah  times the car was on a level with tha  gas-bag,   and   the   tow-rope  was   nbovo  their heads.   After aboirt half an hour:  of this experience tire balloon fell front    -  a height of 7,200 feet, descending upoir  a  thick  wood  of  beeches,  branches  of  which broke the fall and' saved the lives;  of the adventurers.  An Unintentional Poo.  The difficulties of learning and using;  a new language are many, and the unfortunate Norwegian in this story from  Kansas must have felt that his own eff������  forts were  particularly  unsuccessful.  A dnrggi=i ������as obliged to be absent!  from his "store one day, and his wifa  took his place. A hi rye Norwegian, who  .���������5PQ.ke_Kiitfli.-li   v.ith ditliculty,   entered'  Johh Ball, a Quebec Bricklayer,  tells how his Troubles Vanished  when he Tried tho Croat Canadian Kldroy Remedv.  Quebec, Aug. 10. ��������� (Special).���������One  more" remarkable cure has been marked up to the credit of Dcdd's Kidney Pills in this city. John Ball,  bricklayer, of 57 Little Champlain  street, is the man cured. Interviewed  regarding the matter he said:  "I have been troubled with Lumbago for two years and could not do  my work. I was also suffering from  urinary troubles and had to get up  at night so much that my rest was  spoiled.  "I bought one box of Dodd's Kidney  i'ills and after I had used them began to see and feel a change. I have  used " three boxes and I am now  cured." ..     ���������  Similar cures by Dodd's Kidney-  Pills are reported so frequently that  it seems safe to say that Dodd's Kidney Pills will cure any form of Kidney Complaint or any disease caused  by disordered Kidneys.  and sard:  "Hi owe dc (inn fifty.. ccrrtB."  "Very   well."   replied"  the     druggist'a  wife: "just jmv it to mo and it will bo'  all right."  '*lli owe do firm fifty cenLs.*'  "Yes, I uuderi-tan.!.   if you are afraid,  I will give you a receipt for it."  The man looked at her in astonish*  ment, and walked out without a word..  Pretty soon he returned with a fellow-  I countryman. who*-e command of EngV  c lish was n little better, arrd who inter-*  (ircied his friend*** remark by explaining. "He wants fifty cents' worth of iodo*  form."  DefinTtions.  The following definitions are frojji  from the school-room arrd are given unv������'  diluted in the "World'-,  Work:"  -'Apherbility is the state of being anc  apherbile."  "AfTerbrliiy is the state of being msand  on one subject oniy."  '"lleverberation is when it is made  again info a verb."  "The Te Deurn is a grand opera."     .  "The British JMuseurrr is the principal  building in Paris."  "Virgil was a Vestal Virgin."  "Julius Caesar, was the mother of the  Oracchi."  Her Picture.  The injunction against Tbe Globe newspaper to restrain It from publishing aa  advertisement of a itrike on among car>  nace-makera in Toronto waa continued  to tbe date of trial.  Lifebuoy Soap���������dUinfectant���������ia itrongly  ���������-���������ecotOTiended by the medical proieauoa aa  book. "No, this has not been don,*' by % safeguard against infections dtaaaaea. ���������  your  secretarv   or  yon** st������war*l,  your  Sbe���������I took this picture with my "kodak" while abroad. Hc���������What is it?  She���������Well,-that building that stands up?  perfectly straight is the leaning tower  ol Pisa���������those leaning buildings are the'  perpendicular edifices adjacent.���������"Pucff  He���������I, think she wears a very abort,  golfing skirt. She���������Well, wby shouldnti  eheT She has a r *i:eet right. He���������Hoe'  left looks all  .     -t. -no.  He���������Now look ru if you w������re being  kissed.   Sbe���������Before or aftert���������"Life."* Souvenir  PostCards  a****-,**a:������:a*������:>:*;*:*+:P&������:l*0+9&&:  -t  *  i  *S  A  ������,'  t,  (V  *,'  (5.  <V  ���������V  <.  (���������*.'  fc  i.  4  ������,  ������V  Ot.  (V  <���������'  I  %  ?  ���������*������  3  .���������*���������*  ���������������  .���������������  *������  ���������*#  ���������������  .*���������  ���������������  *������  ."������  .*���������  ,*������  ���������**-*+4*+'-*<+*-e+-a++*-������*-������-4vS������**-c  c  civin  g throe* vi.  Ws   ,1  1' Ke  ���������*tok  ���������.     Ju-t   tin  ���������   tllil  g 'c  *->*.*  ndiny .'iwuy  tVielHl*.  Three for  to V  25C.  cul*  35c. n Dozen.  Canada Drug & Bsok  Company.  BORN.  I.AN/.ir    Al   licvclsldk  tlie wife of .1. I^iiiXii,  JIi'Hak- At Id  -Mniuliiv. (lei.  Alex. -McKac  ,   nil  (let.  1,'clll.  11   Mill.  vclsldkc.  ititii. io  i .smi.  i:.  tin.  wife  MARRIED  Jamikh(j.v-Hk(������\vn--.*M, SI. Andrew's  chinch, mi Wi'diKsd.-rv the I llii insl.  Iiy Hev. \V. V. Cilile'i-, .l.iiues Allen  .'l.'iuiiesnn, of (T.il-^.iry. N.W.T.. li1  Aililio, d,-lighter- of \V. ,M. IJmun. nl'  Revelstoke.  DIED.  I'll AW "���������'OH i>���������At   KeVclsUlKC.  JMi-s. Annie (.'iiiwforil. ngeil  Oct.    Hi  ill ve.-u-s.  I~-Ki-.-i.1C'.   B.   Hume-V Co.'s  ruM. (in  lit-.st page nl* this issue.  - (*lolhiuK    I'm'-sni.-ill Imys-ii speeinl  sale ut (.'.'l'. IInine *Jv. Co's.  The |ii-(ipi-iel.oi- of the Victoria liolel,  \V. M. Hiiiwn, has recently ndilcil n  iiliinlier' of iiirpi-dveiiieiil.s wliieli, when  ciiinpl(.|i>il, will iii.-lke tlris popnlrll'  liorisc (.���������xli'i'inely coinfoi'liiliU'.  Young:     Conservative     Club.  Tomorrow evening*, Selkirk Hall  Good programme.   All cordially  invited.  The lvguliir iiiniillrly iiieeting of lite  Lailies. Hospital liuiltl will lie held al  lire Hospital on Tuesday next. *i~th  insl, al Tip. ur.. Undies irilciesled will  please mil ice lire chill, go in lhe pluce  illlll hour of llleetill-j;.  \\*. II. I'ool was in Ilie city on .Monday niul left for lire soulli next, iirol-n-  i11j-C- Ho is very cut linsinstio over the  rii-i|iiisil ion of the "Lucky .lack" and  "Swede" ni'oups by his new company  the (ii'e.'it, Northern .Mines, Limited.  II. Kilwrird**., the litxitloniii.st. has  iiioved into lite building opposite the  llper-a House I'lii'inei'ly used by the  I'Tnterprise (Tigar (To. His place of  business will lie l.lurl poi'tion I'lTinling:  on (loveriinienl. street in which he will  lit. up a .studio uml woi'ks'.iop.  ley, who wns leaving orr Siitiiitluy for  (Inlic-.-iry.  rili'l*ll-l*:.\TON  I'dXC'KHT.  A   lai'ge   nnd   entliusiiitic  ninliorice  LOCALISMS  13(1.    Paget   has   recovered from Iris  recent indisposition.  ���������Bovs" .slides,  regular $2. I'Yrdnv and  Saturday $1.10.  W.  de V. LeM.-risti'e l-ct urned from  the coast on Friday.  -A car of T. EnvVs  '. JB. Hume ee Cos.  apples  just  irr nt  ���������AV. .T. Cui-r-y, resident denlist.    Parlors over Bews' drug store.  0.  B.  Sword, Dominion Fishery Inspector.' passed lluough orr Tuesday.  ���������Leave   your' orders   for  coal with 11. N. C'our-siei*.  antliraciti.  13d. Kt  slniV. has  arris,   of   the   litrpci'i.'rl Bank  been transferred to l-Yrtjiisnn.  Ashcroft iioln-  =  recent, sei-nions  attracted     large  ���������Lay in youi-stock of  tecs. C. IS. 11 in no A: (Jr*".s.  Alex. IJDai-ragh arrived in lire city on  Tuesdav after' a lengthy visit to tlie  North West.  JRev. AV. C. Calder-'  orr   -Socialist ri   have  congregations.  ���������"XVe have opened up 20 cases of new  fancy and shelf liaidv,are. C. .1!.  Ihm're it Co.  Clin**. Latham, ihe well known lacrosse player, has accepted a position  witli C. B". Hume iV. L-'o.  Lours Melville, of Arrowhead, spent  a couple of days hero tlris week, returning home tii is morning.  A series of cottage prayer meetings  is heing held this week in connection  with the JMethodisL church.  Allan and Johnson expect to have  their "Purity"' brand of ale cm the  market in about two weeks.  J. A. Macdonald, K. G., the newh  ejected Liberal leader, passed througl.  this morning en route home.  Wm.McNeill, assistant to the Chiel  Commissioner of Lands and Works,  passed through this morning.  At Monday's meeting of the Kpu-or-th  League Mi*. Bews gave a very infei -  esting review of the life of JMoses.  Miss Barber, sister of Guy Barber,  arrived from the coast on Saturday  anil is a guest of Mrs. K. N. Doyle.  Macdonald arrd Monteith have had  their store fi'ont painted in well con-  tr-asu-d shades of green and crimson.  The Harold Nelson Company will  -piay'anwn'nigl-.t^-'-enga.iti-irierit^in^fchii  cily about the middle of November.  The fot-inalioii of a Farmers" In.-rr*  tin-at Salmon arm has beerr authorised ley the Department of Agriculture.  - LOST -Between ISevelstoWo Dairy  aiul .Jos. "Morgan's barber shop a gold  dollar' with diamond setting having  safely pin al.laclnnent, broken, at the  back. Finder will receive reward of  $10oii delivering s.inre at TIkiiai.d  ollice.  The death of Malcolm Boss occurred  at Strtil.he.ouu recently. The late Mi'.  Ross \v:*s well known to a, number of  old timers in the city. The deceased at.  one time, worked at his trade as shoemaker in the building just west of the  Victoria hotel.  The maiTiago took place on Wednesday evening. 1 Ith instant, of .). A.  .Jauiiesoii, of Calgary, N.W.T., to  Miss Addio Brown, daughter' of XV.  JM. Brown, of this city. The Hkilvlu  extends its heartiest felicitations to the  happy couple.  The many friends of Sirs. Crawford  hoard with great regret of her death  which occurred in this city on Friday  evening. Much sympathy is felt for  her sons M. F��������� Hector iind.W...'J.  Crawford who accompanied the remains to Kamloops on Saturday where  they were interred.  FESTIVITIES  and Mrs. Thos. JMcNaught. of  ,n. spent Tile-day ill the city on  w.-iv   home   frum   the   Vernon  Mr*.  Haley  their*  Fair.  On Friday evening Ii. ii. Campbell  wa.-appointed president and inanagi r*  uf the Independent Hand vice K. S.  Wilson.  A petition i.- being iir.iiliit.eil in  fai'ourof uiv'uig lady properly owners  the municipal franchise. It, i.s being  largely signed.  The Salmon Arm Dairy has changed  hands. G. \V. Ward having sold out to  Hnibell. Palmer A: Co. Mr. Ward will  act as manager for the new linn.  JR. V. Nicholson and wife of Chap-  lean. Out., who have been visiting the  former's brother, Mr-. AV. Nicholson,  left for home on this morning's train.  MissAV. Lennox, of Vancouver, will  take up her residence at Bevelstoke* in  a few weeks, with the intention of  starting a class in   pianoforte playing.  The Talent Society of St. Peter's  church iiie holding their annual  meeting this afternoon al. I p. in.  Oilrcers will be������*-lected for the ensuing  year.  Mr. and Mrs. .T. V. Armstrong left  on Friday for- Vancouver where t h"y  will reside in future. The former has  joined the stall* of the li. C. Klecl lie  Bail way company.  The new musical organization has-  been named the Bevelstoke Philharmonic Association, and arrarige!iif*rrt..s  will probably he made t.o produce  " H.M.S. Pinafore" (lining the corning  winter-. A meeting lo complete  organization will be held this evening  at the Citv Hull at S o'clock.  Several   Entertainments   in the  City   were Most Successful���������  Lacrosse at Vernon���������Pythians  Entertain���������Firth-Eaton Co.  Thanksgiving Day was very quietly  observed in ltevelstoke there heing no  public festivities until the evening  when the Fi r-th-l3.it orr combination  played to u large audience and a social  was held in the-Methodist* church. The  Kagles also held a pleasant social  session, A number accompanied the  lacrosse learn to the A'eirron Fair-,  where a match was played in the  afternoon, an .account of which appears below. The Knights of Pythias-  were lirst irr the field however and. on  Wednesday ��������� evening held a social  which terminated with the dawn of  Thanksgiving Day.  1* Y'l'l I tA>".*5  KNTERTAIX.  Gold Range Lodge invited a number  of friends to partake of their hospitality on AVednesday evening and. with  .1. AV. Bennett in the cliaii. it is needless to say everything went oil' with a  vim.     The programme was as follows:  Piano Solo Bro. Boy Smythe  Sorrg "They're not in It."  AV. Cha in hers  Recitation "Dead Horse Creek"  J. Theo. Wilson  Song "The Holv City"   Bro.  II. Cooke  ���������Song   Uro.  Recitation .. .  Bro.  Piano Solo...  Bk  Uecitaii  Son-J   "Sir ilny- TeniiSiswr  13. (i. Hiiiridge   "(ioosev"  .1. W. Hcnni-tl  ." Way Down in Dixie"  . Roy Smythe  n ������������������The Acti.r's Story"  .1. Then. Wilson   "Coon, Coon. ("oon"  W. ('handlers  Hong   "Then You'll Remember"  I Iro. .1. W. Bennett.  ���������Song ������������������What's the .Matter wilh  ll.n. 13. ('!. riiiri'idge    [Hannah"  I riiilect Kecit.iiion. .".Setting the Hen"  Uro. .1. W. Bennett  All the numbers were well received  anil light, refreshments served during  the evening. At the conclusion of tlie  programme .1. Then. AVil.soti, on behalf of the visitors, made a short  address congratulating I -he K. of P. on  the success of the entertainment  which was wittily responded to by the  (���������hiiii-irrnri.  The proceedings closed with "Anld  Lang Svne" as  a send oil' to Bro. I3ns-  greeted this talented combination and  nearly every item was encored. Mr.  S. Homer 13aton, the noted impersonator, opened lire programme with a  comic sketch by C. li. Loornis iind  nlso rendered ".linirr' Farms" mid "A  Day of Trouble" in an inimitable  manner. The lirsl. Jl down east story,  elicited air clil husiaslic encore which  was given, the si led ion being Hiley's  '".lune.* Tlui .Josialr Allen's wife selection, "A Day of Trouble" sent the  audience into Ills of laughter and the  encore number, "Widowers" was even  better.  As the Prima Donna Mr. 13a I on was  also splendid, intimation, hearing uml  action all evidencing careful st udy of  the antics of an egotistic leading lady.  W. Francis Firth has a splendid  baritone voice and every nuiuhur  given hy him caused a recall. Stuart's  "Bandolero" was the fii'st. the encore  being the old song "01V to Philadelphia." Then there was Stephen  Adains' "Island of Dreams" with  "Bonny Barrks of Loch Lomond" as  Hie recall. The. rendering of his own  song "White Star of Heaven" wa.s  somewhat handicapped by Mr. Firth  acting as his own accompanist .'is was  also the encore number "The Lover's  Heart." The latter- is ri splendid composition hut, there is very little originality displayed in the former. It is a  good stirring song of a semi-devotional  nature but has such strong similarity  to Adams' "Holy City" and "The Star  of .Bethlehem" that it can irr no sense  be termed an original composition.  Miss Flora Higgins hns the best  contralto voice ever heard in the city,  her lower1 notes iir particular being  perfectly clear'. Her songs, "A Dream"  and "Shade, of the Palm," from Floro-  dora, were-both encored and thu lirst,  extra, a lullaby by Cowen wus probably the best tiring she sang.  The final' number,n duett irr costume  by Mr. Eaton as the prima donna and  Mr. Firth as Charles A', was a most  acceptable conclusion to I he program.  Mr-. Eaton's falsetto was n capital  imitation of u soprano and blended  perfectly with -Mr. Firth's fine baritone. Revelstoke will welcome this  talenled concert party if il, comes this  way again.  JiKTiioirtsr social.  The usual Thanksgiving Day social  was held in the Molhodist cliureh a  good number of members and friends  altending. Refreshments were served  by the ludiesand a musical program unfurnished by members of the choir  arrd others. Il's success was somewhat marred, however, by the absence  of many who took advantage of the  concert, in the Opera House.  Aiioi.T 'I'm-: kacli-:*-*.  Thanksgiving Day falling on lhaLol*  Revelstoke Aeries weekly meeting the  brethren held an enjoyable social  session. Song.-*, recitations and n  couple of glove contests were varied  by the usual fun-maker, the Kangaroo  Court. Alining the minstrels were  Bros. Burridge, Murphy and Jackson,  while Bro. C'lrippeifield gave some  first class solos orr the mandolin. The  session broke up about midnight and  all the brethren voted that their session was one of the most enjoyable  features, of the holiday. President  B-rrridge was in the chair- and. as  judge of the. Kangaroo Court, dealt  out impartial ju.stice all round.  i.a CROSS B.  The local team were b".*Uon by  A'ernorr with a score of 5 to 0. At the  last minute several playci-s mire unable  to go and their- places had to be filled  by juniors. Vern'on put rrp n. good  game and should cut a figure irr the  Fulton cup matches  ne_xt_ year.     The  balance on hand,  IIOCKKY CUT]! KOH.MKD.  The question of hockey fin- the coming winter was then taken up and it  was decided to foim a club forthwith.  The following (illlccrs were elected:  liorr. President. Thos. Taylor, M.P.P.;  President, C. F. Lindirntrk* Vice-Pros.  A. .1. Murrtoiu.ll; Sec.-Trens., D..1. McKenzie; I3xeeulive, A. 13. Kincaid, AV.  J. limber. A. McRao, T. W.Melville  and M. Itodgers,  Arrangements will at once he made  for lhe hockey boys to start* basket  bull pinolice which will pul lhem iu  good shape for lhe skill ing season. A  couimitt.t'o consisting of Messrs. A.  .Melhie, C. K. .Macdonald, A. 13. Kin-  enid and W. Bews was appointed to  secure room niiil make other aiTiingc-  nieirls:  The prospects for hookey ure more  than bright. Revelstoke should he  able to heat anything in the Koot-  enays, Such players as Barbei-, Melville, AV'iekens, Dodgers, Hyatt,  Ciraham aud Woods are the peer of  anythingnliuost in Canada arrd Nelson  will liave to look to  it   llrat tlio cJranr-  Are You Contemplating  Going  South or Investing*  Money  There ?  AVe advise any of ���������our readers who  contemplate going soutli for the  winter and want l.o rent n furnished  cottage ur secure board in hotel, hi milling house or private family, or are  desirous of investing money down  there, lo first, write JMr. John T. Patrick, l-iuohlutV, N. (!. Mr. I'a trick has  iiiaile n specially of furnishing inl'orni-  utinu to Northern people who waul t.c  Iind winter homos or to those who  desire to loan money down there ou  moi'lagages. Be is a man that can I e  relied upon to give honest information  aud to protect, the interests of those  who trust, their money to Iris care.  Recently oue of our readers asked Mi'.  Patrick to give referciici.* as to his  i hnrncter and business ability, anil he  I'ui'iiishert the names of Ihe Chief  .lustiee of. Iris stale. .Judge Walter  Clark, Raleigh, N. C, and tho Kditor  of the leading daily in the state, the  News & Observer, Mr. .loseplms Daniels, Baleigh, and   the   lOditor-in-Chief  ���������**!>��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� -**<  THE STORE TS1AT NEVER DISAPPOINTS  Winter days will conic again and yon will need  something' for Street and Mouscwenr. You will find  the latest styles lu-rc, and we have the very latest  materials in lhe store, so put the two together and you  will bu readv for New  York or Paris.  pionslrip does not come  lo the north !i f the. Boston Transcript,  Mr'.   13.   II.  end   of  the  gold   country,  cum.inc.  Lovers of the. -'roavin' game"  j Clement, and these men said  reply  will he  way   arrd   should   arrive    about   tin  middle of next month.    As soon as ice  lass  the  paid  I hat whatever Mr'. .Patrick suid could  l.o relied upon. Therefore, it will pay  eullert together- shortly and organized j you to write Mr. Patrick liel'ore you  for the season. Tbe new stoires pin-t locate, and if you have, money fo loan,  chased from A. TCny Sc Son, The j *ecure his assistance to get, the highest  Hunch,   Muuchline,   are   now on the! rate   of   interest   on   good   first-e  ��������� mortgages   down   .South    where  people pay more interest than  appears   we   rimy   be   sure   that   the; up here,  curlers will be out in force. ! _,    S.N'OWSIIIOIOS.  There is some talk of organizing a  snow shoe club hero this winter-. '  There is lots of room for one. Not,  only in the vicinity of this city are  ninny good trips available but nearby  places offer the greatest induceiiiints  for those who like this most healthy  exe.rci.se. End of the week visits to  such places as'Albert Canyon, the. Loop  arrd more particularly Laggan would  be extremely enjoyable. The latter  place, in particular, oilers, n mile or so  east of the station, a. snowshoeitrg  country hardly excelled anywhere.  NOTICE.  Fire in Washington.  AnnitDKKN, Wash.. Oct. 10.���������Firo  this afternoon ��������� destroyed the most  valuable part of this city, consisting  of ten blocks of business houses and  residences. Four' people lost their  lives in the Jinnies, and six were  injured. This dead are: Charles Polfs,  Daniel Webster-, Calvin McICenzie and  Samuel Kirkup.  The injured are: John Steerr (fatally)  and H. W. Jjiicey, both kicked -'by  horses; .1. D. Hansen, hruisnd; A. JBri-  leigcr, cut; John F. Mills, Jloquianr;  Win. Oglesby, sulVocated.  The damage is estimated at, not less  than $1,000,000. Tlie opera house and  the buildings of the new hospital association were consumed.  Young; Conservative Club. Tomorrow  evening, Selkirk Hall. Good programme.  All cordially invited.  Revelstoke Licence District.  Notice Is lieruby given thnt Jnrnes (jniireron*  nf Poplar Oreuk, hus nindo ii|ip]lt*tition for n  transfer of liis liquor licun.'u loArnislronr,' and  Alstrom. of tin: Hold l'oplnr nt roplur Cruuk,  under tlie provisions of the '���������Liquor l.leence  Act, 1U0U," and further take notico-tlint n  ineciiii-** nf the Kevelstoke Hoard of l.leerroc  Commissioners, will ue held Irr the 1-roviueitil  Police Olt'rpe, ltevelstoke, on Monday, llu. L'uil  day of November, lUUil, at the hour of 11 p.m, to  uoirsider said iruusfer.  By Order.  K. A. lll'l'HIl,  Chief Inspector.  Dated at Kcvolsloke.  this 17th day of October, 1903.  DRESS   GOODS.  Arc conspicuous Iiy their variety lliis year. If you  wi.sli the latest London or Paris Novelty take one of our  Snow-flake /.ebelinc.s, or, if you wish to buy a more  dressy gown, buy a German Hroaclclolh and have it  made wilh Medallions and Pendant Trimmings.  DRESS  MAKING.  "We Fear Nae Foe."  MISS LEE, who has charge of Our Dressmaking  Department; will be delighted to talk over the latest  fashions with you and give you thc proper style in  dress if you entrust her with your orders.  NEW   IDEA   PATTERNS.  NO PATERN   OVER   TEN   CENTS,  guarantee them to be the best in the market.  Wc  will  ���������  o  o  <*���������  o  <*���������  <������  o  <>  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  o  -O  "o  o  <>  <*  .*���������  o  i  ���������1  MACKENZIE  I    AVENUE . .  Call and Sec Our New Goods. 4  t :  ^'.������������������������������������������������������^ 0*>-*>*>-&*>-o>*>*><*><*>*>*>+*>+*> ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������gi*  ���������*>+~*>-9>+>-*>*><*>*> ������������������*������������������������������������*<(>���������<������  local team could, however, beat, theni  with a full complement, of senior  players. The boys all .speak in high  terms of the hospitality extended lo  t.hctn by tin' people of Okanngan and  say the Vernon Fail- was rrrost srrccess-  l*ui.  IMPROVE  YOUR  CHANCES  in the Commercial world by talcing a  complete course., in Isaac "Pitman's  Shorthand. Shorthand cannot be successfully taught by n.ailJ f offer.you  personal and practical instruction at  nry Evening Classes whicli commence  on Xo veto her 2nd 'Stijok.vT8.Piik-  pakeij j*-oii -nil-; Civrr. Skrvick. For  further particulars apply to  WALTER MUNRO,  Revelstoke, B. C-  WORLD'S  <>  CTORIA  W. M. BROWN, Prop.  One of the best and commodious hotels in tbe City.  Free Bus meets all trains. Hourly.Street Car���������Fare ioc.  the    Gold   Medal   lo  THE  ���������������  PIANO  I  pleases the eye  pleases the ear  pleases the purse  Yon are cordially invited ro  call and examine the handsome  piano al onr oflice.  LEWIS BROS.  Sole   Agents   for   Revelstoke  District.  GET    YOUR    EYES    TESTED    FREE    OF   CHARGE.  v  ���������J. GUY BARBER,   -   Jeweller, Optician  *$*S*S**8-������'.*-;--������-"������"$������"S������  ���������������������������:��������� - ������  -a  ������  ty "  Ti>l(*|illiilli!���������IH.  0( Chest and Lungs from Damp  and Cold.  Chamois Vests, $2.50 $3.00  Chest Protectors        $1.00  Chamois Skins, all sizes.  WALTER  BEWS,  l-lin*. I!., IliiirtBiBt mid Sliil-imicr.  Nest (liner tu tliu JIuiiiu Mock.  Winter Sports.  The Inciossft jirid baseball clubs have  put nway tlieir weapons for thc year  and soon we ahull hear the clink of the  curlers and hockey players. This  year- in summer Sports Revelstoke has  more than held her own and now it is  np to the hoys l.o show that at any  time of the year the gate -ray of the  Kootena.ys is able t.o take a full hand  in any game that corrres along.  LAOBO-SKE SKASON CI.OSKtt.  A well attended meeting of tbe lacrosse club was held last night in the  City Kail. A. .1. .Mticrlonell acted as  chairman and C. It. Macdoiraid as  secretary. The mcetin**** being desirous of placing on record its disapproval of the Fulton Cup committee's  action regarding the Hist cup uiatidt  the following motion was passed  unanimously:  "That in the opinion of this meeting  flic action of the Fulton Crip Committee in disallowing the first match wor,  by ltevelstoke on account of the slight  technical error in omitting fo record  two players' names in time is not in  the interests of ririui.teui- sport and it  i.s considered that, on tire merits, fhc  cup should have been awarded l.o  Revelstoke this season."  The accounts for1 the past season  were read and adopted, the club being  in -good   standing nnd having a sinull  ty  ty  ty  ty  tyty  tyty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  MEN'S FURNISHINGS  OUR STOCK IS COMPLETE.  OUR PRICES ARE REASONABLE.  We have a very nice line of Neckwear, Shirts,  and Collars to show you this week, nobby  and up-to-date.  Fall Overcoats are goin/,' very fast,  see our ran-^e.  Call and  All   kinds  of   Heavy   Underclothing,   Boots,  Rubbers, Socks, etc., at Prices Away down.  HIGH   CLASS  mtam*tmamma*mammimamaamBT^tmma������m*****m  ..Furniture..  Just opened up two cars of Furniture. One car contained thc best goods that can be bought in Canada,'  including all the latest styles in Bedroom, Sitting Room and  Dining Room Furniture. Our second car contained cheap  Bedroom Dining Room and Kitchen Furniture.  Wc carry a full and complete stock. Intending purchasers will do well to visit us.  itohnrEritfwd;  Cabinet Making.  Upholstering.  REVELSTOKE  TURHITURE^  STORE.  Picture Framing*  **-*  -*������  5*  *  S*c  .*"���������.������#���������**#���������������.&#*���������������.������-���������*���������*������  In Your Hands...  You want to get the Goods in your hands to be  able to judge their quality.  ra-  CAR OF  VEGETABLES TO ARRIVE  NEXT WEEK  If you arc wanting anything in the way of  Vegetables call in some day next week and get  your winter's supply.  It is impossib e to do  this when you buy the  ready-made clothing; so  that is one distinct advantage in having us  make your clothes.  W  (J)  ���������8  ..MACDONALD & MONTEITH.. $  PIRST   STREET. &  *Ti 1*1*1 t*i*i T't'i r*l*i *-j***i ft* fti fti fti fti T't'i fti r*fri ���������**-* '-fr* r*fri 1*3*1 ftt ftt fti t*fri 1*1*1 t*j*a fti fti  ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty lV '+1 lV "  lV ty -*K ty ty ty ty     I  We carry a stock  complete   in   every   particular.  See us about your DRESS SUIT.  Ladies' Tailored Suits to Order.  J. B. CRESSMAN, - Mackenzie Ave  m>.i%  *���������"���������������������������"���������������������������**-*--- ���������


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