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 !   // \   )  V**/     /- A.  r'J  r&  /  v..  TOKE  HERALD  J^JSTJD  RAILWAY.   MEN'S   JOURNA  9ol    XIV: NO.  22  REVELSTOKE B. C.   THURSDAY,   NOVEMBER 19, 1903  $2 OO a Year in Advance  THIS WEEK WE EMPHASIZE OUR  ������  e  9,  These particular lines we pay  special attention to and our long*  experience has made us experts  in the matter of having* the right  kinds at the right price.  Coffee  ia  Our specialty in  is Our  99  Fresh Ground from the  selected  Bean, at  45c.  We know this to be right.  TRY  IT.  BRANDS OF TEA  RAM LAL'S Pure Indian Tea  for purity and flavor cannot  be surpassed���������in 1 lb. lead  packages,50c. or 5 pounds  for two dollars and 50c.  FIVE O'CLOCK TEA. ���������A ,  splendid flavored tea and  perfectly pure. You have  our guarantee' with any of.'  these lines and' we give you  samples if you wish to try  them.  a  a  9  9  ���������  ���������  0  a  GET  Chance to Ship Our Mongolian  (to accomplish the construction of that  important road in the near future.  In conclusion he briefly mentioned  the financial question, showed the  necessity for retrenchment"and said  the Govarnment proposed to put the  the finances of the country on n business   footing and  improve   the civil  Population to the Transvaal���������   service on well   considered  principles.  Wanted There but not Here- A������to fln.*..ctaUMto...po.. tl,. F������ta,.|  WILSON WAS  THE WINNER  MILLINERY AND   DRESSMAKING   PARLORS  ON SECOND FLOOR.  LIMITED.  ���������  c  a  a  o  ���������  s  . ���������  e  e  a  ���������  a  e  (D  O  Timely Suggestion.  The Itoy.-il Commission appointed to  investigate conditions of mine labour  in the Transvaal has reported iir favour  of the eniployriienl. of a large number  of Chinese as the most available  remedy. If things are worked right  this will prove a chance for British  Columbia to get rid of a large portion  of it.-- .Mongolian population.  The Government should t'ike steps  in the matter. Representations should  be made at once lo lhe proper authorities showing the high class of Chinese  here. They have learned Knglish, a  ino.-l desirable ;ie(|iisition in the eyes  of those wishing lo employ theni.  .Many are practical miner***! anil therefore much better than the un-Kiuope-  anixed unlives of lhe Orient. They  would be willing to go a.s high wages  will be paid in South Africa.  Theso things should he pointed orrt  both to the Cape authorities and to  the Chinese leaders here and would  result, if properly worked, in the  emigration of an enormous'���������number of  almond eyed Celestials from the Pacific  province. We. would be certainly  willing to assist in their deportation.  upon  Government he would never rest until  proper recognition thereof was  obtained.  The attendance and enthusiasm  showed a strong contrast to the meeting addressed by J. A. Macdonald, the  Liberal lender, in Labour Hall the same  evening. Only about TWO attended and  the enlivening feature wa.s a humorous speech by Joseph Martin. JMr.  Macdonald gave nothing at all now  and showed himself unable to deal  lucidly with provincial conditions.  EIGHT HUNDRED  TONS OF STEEL  RECEPTION TO  CAMBORNE'S  SECOND MILL  The Oyster-Criterion Mill now  Completed and the Stamps  will Start Dropping on Monday at Latest.  (From Our Onn Correspondent.)  Camuorne. Nov. 16.��������� JBarkley Crilly  has returned from the coast and the  2100 feet of conduit piping for the  ���������Oyster-Criterioiriniiris orTthtTgroiiBd.  This was the only thing required to  complete all the equipment and I understand that the stamps will drop for  the first time on Monday. This'makes  tho second mill to operate here, the  Eva having been working some three  weeks or so. The new cross-cut on  the Oyster is in about 50 feet and the  480 feet necessary to tap the Rossland  lend will he driven as rapidly as possible. AH preparations have been made  for winter work and stoping will commence as soon as the hand drills ar.e  installed. **  The Oyster-Cri terion mill is a. ten  stamp one made by Fraser &Chalniei'S  and arrangements have been made to  instal a battery of ten more when  required. The stamps weigh 1000 lbs.  The mill proper is constructed of wood  sheathed with galvanized iron and is  40 x 08 feet. Its height is 70 feet from  the ground to the peak. The compressor and motor room is 2*1* x 52 feet  and all the 'buildings are lighted by  electricity. In addition to the stamp  batteries there i.s a 7 x 10 Blake rock  crusher, three Frue vanners, three  automatic sizors and a 4-foot Pelton  wheel which runs the entire mill. The  dynamo is run by a separate one and  lias a capacity bf 250 lights. The hydraulic plant is also very complete.  It is driven by water convoyed in a  3-foot flume some 150 feet from a darn  on Pool creek to a I x *l x 12 feet penstock and thence in 18 and .1(1 inch  rivetted steel pipes to the water wheel.  Thu pressure head is about 270 feet.  The ore ia carried from tho mine by a  Riblet aerial tramway 8500 feet long,  with   one  span  of -120 yards,    It is  expected that when the mill gets in  full operation it ��������� will have a capacity  of 10 tons a day.  THE  DEL  KAY.  J. A.. Darragh, who with JR. K.  Fioeter, of Lima, Ohio, acquired the  Del Ray group some time ago, is  arranging for the construction of  cabins on the property and will let a  contract for the driving of a 100 foot  tunnel this winter. The Del Ray is  one of the very best properties in the  Fish River camp. It is situated almost  adjoining the Silver Dollar on Mohawk  creek.   GOI.DprET^DS-STAjrPSnLL-WdliKrXC!^  ' Frank U. Freeman, of Hancock,  JMich., came in last week und proceeded  to Goldfields, where, he started the  stamp mill to ciush 200 tons of ore  now in the bins at the mill rind the  head of the tram. It is likely the  Northwestern Development Co. will  commence active operations oir the  Goldfinch again and fully determine  the merits of the mine.  -The  Ferguson  Letter.  (From Our Own Correspondent.)  Ferguson-, B. C, Nov. 10.-  delay in the completion of the Silver  Cup concentrator has caused the shut  down of the Nettie L. for a couple of  months. Orders to this effect have  been received from London. The  latter inine hits taken out all the ore  that can be readily stored and no  further stoping will be done until a  considerable amount of rock has been  shipped to the concentrator, at Five  Mile. The Triune has also been closed  down for the winter and there will not  he much mining* activity here for the  next three or four months with the  exception of the steady work being  done by' the Silver Cup people. The  concentration and reduction works  ure lining rushed as much as possible  but the scarcity of men used to outside  woi'k has considerably delayed oper  ritioiis. Tho mine itself il looking  well and good progress is being mnde  on the shaft which is being sunk to  join the Sunshine lunnel.  ���������Special   values   in   Iron   beds  Mattrasscs, at R. llowson's \- Co.  nnd  Hon. Richard McBride's Impor-  - ��������� tant "Speech in Vancouver ltas  Saturday���������Yukon   and  Coast  -.   Kootenay Railways.  (From Om- Own Corre>i)(iti'.leiit.)  Vancouver,   B. C,  Nov. 10.���������TIip  reception  tendered Hon. Richard McBride   on   Saturday   evening showed  conclusively not only the popularity  of the Premier  but also the strength  of the Conservative party.   The Theatre Royal was packed to the doors and  inan3*.could not obtain admission. Mr.  D. Donaldson occupied  the  chair and  the speakers, besides the Premier, were  Hon.   Charles Wilson, J\. C, and Sir  Charles  Hibbert    Tupper.     All   the  speeches   were   most able but ("special  interest   was   evinced   in that of  the  Premiea who made several important  announcements on  matters of policy.  His statement regarding the effect of  the Alaskan  boundary   decision   and  the   steps   to   be   taken was received  with cheers.    "It is up to us," he said.  ':as live  Canadians and Britishers to  see what we can do to get direct communication,  through   Canadian terri-  J,.oiij:,==jt������ttl*u^the=T3Ji*ikoii=* coun try ���������=*--!  want to see the   Province   keep   pace  with the   times   and  every effort put.  forth  to   accomplish  that enterprise.  Undoubtedly a considerable mileage of  such a system   would  Ire  thioiigh the  Province   of  British   Columbia.     Already the Government of the day has  been investigating the project and has  under consideration    at   the   present  time a poilcy making for the construction   of  an   'all-Canadian' road from  some point on the Coast into the Yukon.   1 have no doubt that we shall Ire  able successfully to accomplish what  we have gone about."  If in the final analysis it should  prove that Provincial territory had  been sacrificed in the Alaskan boundary award, he suggested that the  British Government might be induced  to lend assistance to such a scheme.  This invited an illusion to Mr. Chamberlain's crusade. The Premier observed that so far as the Government  of the day was concerned it was in  hearty sympathy with that movement  and would not hesitate to extend any  aid, that might corns within its power,  in advancing it.  He also referred to the much desired  Coast-Kootenay railway and said his  Government proposed to do everything in its power to hasten the construction of that road. Two great  obstacles stood in the way of that  enterprise in 1000. The pass over the  Hope Mount asrrs was considered impracticable for one thing aird then  there was no bridge across the Fraser.  These obstacles were now practically  cleared, and if his Government was  honored with the confidence of the  people it would  leave nothing nndone  Successfully Raised at New  Westminster ��������� The big 380-  foot Bridge, Span Placed in  Position.  (Special to Trrr* Herald.)  New "WBtSTMixsTBB, Nov. 12.���������-Few-  people realize the enormity of the  undertaking now nearrng completion  here, tho Fraser rivei bridge. Yesterday the big pivot span was floated  into position and now rests in place  upon the piers. The huge network of  steel weighs over 800 tons and is 380  feet in length. It is the central span  of the bridge and, owing lo the depth  and swiftness of the river, it was  found impossible,to erect false work.  Accordingly it was constructed ou the  bunk and taken into place by four  large scows. -    .*  Operations" wori*. commenced about  S a.m., when the scows were placed in  position, having been sunk a couple of  feet by  partially  filling them.   Substantial trestle , work  to the height of  25 feet had  been  erected to hold the  huge mass of steel and about 10o'clock  the rising  tide began  to lift it to the  desired height. The span was securely  braced and, guided by the tugs Flyer  and Brunette, slowly  towed into position   at  the  east side of the piers on  which   it   was   to  rest.    As the big  structure was brought down the river  the   sight   was   most imposing.   The  span itself has a depth of 50 feet and  the 25-foot   trestle  work raised it to  about  !*0 feet above the water.   The  tide rose rapidly nnd,by eleven o'clock,  the  big undertaking was successfully  accomplished.     As soon  as  the span  was secured  the lines from the tugs  were cast off and three rousing cheers  mid  a great looting of whistles announced llnil the work was completed.  A largo number of people came over  from  Vancouver to sec the sight but  were  all disappoiriti^^^iejimipje^  flnislicil   earlier than  The Attorney-General Elected in  City of Vancouver Yesterday  By Nearly 1,000 Majority.���������  Liberals Were Snowed Under  ISI'ECI.VI. TO THE JtE'tAUj].  Vancouver, B. p., Nov. 18.���������Hon.  Charles Wilson, IC. C, (Conservative)  was elected at the bye-election to-day  by a majority of 050 over Capt. J.  Duff, Stuart, (Liberal). His majority  wa.s more than 100 larger than at the  general election.  This Mornings Despatches.  London*, Nov. 18.���������King " Ed ward  tonight entertained the King and  Queen of Italy at a state hunqiict in  the St. Georges Hall of Windsor  Castle. There were 100 present. In  proposing a toast to their Italian  Majesties, the King referred to being  present at a similar banquet tendered  King Victor Emmanuel's grandfather  forty eight years ago, by Queen  Victoria.  Cuicaoo, Nov. 18.���������A proposition  for the settlement of the Street Railway strike was made this evening by  the Aldermaiiic Committee, appointed  by Mayor Harrison. The company  took it irrto consideration.  Boston, Nov. IS.--The American  Federation of Labor today refused to  endorse socialism by a vote of 11.2S2  to 2,185.  Washington, Nov. IS.���������The Hay-  Bmiau-Vorilla Isthmian canal treaty  was signed this evening at the residence of United States Secretary of  State Hay, by the Secretary and  Phillipe Btman-Vorilla.  '- *****-. ������**t*. -Tf*. .*!*. .****. .***. .-J*.  .*l**.   .****. .**-*. .***. .*****. .****. .*!*������  .*���������*.  .*T*. .���������������. .���������������. .���������������.  .*���������*. .*1*. .T. .T*. .���������. ������*f.  * 'J.* "i  "J.* "X* ���������X*' X  -A* "X* "J. ty "a.-1 *X  '���������#���������   +   4*   *t* ty ty ty ty ty ty -4* ty ty  UNLOADED THIS WEEK!  One Car of Feed Oats.  One Car of Ogilyie's Hungarian Flour.  One Car of Lake of the Woods  Flour.  TO  One Car  One Car  ARRIVE    THIS   WEEK  of Bran,  Shorts and Feed Wheat,  of Hay.  HAROLD NELSON  BIG SUCCESS  f BOURNE BROS.  t't'i r*l"i t"it*i ffri rfc f"t*t rfri t't'i riTi r*^ '^* '**'-��������� *^% ���������'*'��������� ������������������"*'-��������� ->*tt-> *&* *+* -<!** ���������*'���������*'������������������ **}** ***** ***** ***** ***** -*t*-  *i-f(T-    **V **L* W*V *mV *X* l*V SL* *���������&    lJi    *X    "X* *XJ "4������     -X    '1* *X* "X  .  X* "X     *rIiT   X   "X* *X   *X" *X  McKenzie  Avenue .  .  ��������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������  MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.  Bargains  ALL THIS WEEK  Here you  will find hosts of extra  values  ihat  will  greet shoppers tin's week.  Dress Goods Staples Reduced I  "iTpefation   wiih  expected and thoy wero too late.  There is still' the big fimt.-iil span to  he placed in position over water CO  feet deep. This span is the novel  feature of the .super-it ruet ore as it  provides a "V" approach for the railway tracks from the city side. Though  nol. so long as the section just moved,  il will weigh just ahout as much. It  is lo he litrlll, on the lirownuville shore  and will he towed across and put into  position in I he mimic wny  Jlr, Julian, the superintendent, was  the recipient of ninny congratulations  on the smoothness with which the  work was carried to a conclusion.  Splendid Performances of -'Quo  Vadis" and "Merchant of  Venice" Given on Monday  and Tuesday.  The performances of the Harold  .Nelson Company were, as usual, fully  up to the advance notices and needless  to say both evenings the audience  went home highly delighted with the  performance. Mr. Nelson has developed his powers in a remarkable degree  and all the old members of the company, Miss Scott,, and "Messrs. Bruce,  Blake and Roland, show a similar  degree of advancement. The well administered rebuke Mr. Nelson gave, at  the first performance, to the noisy  small boys produced the desired effect  The Roarin' Game.  The annual meeting of the curling  club was held 011 Thursday last, Jl. A.  Brown occupying the chair. The election of officers resulted as follows:  Hon. President���������-Thos. Kilpatrick.  President���������C. Jl. J-Jume.  Vice-President��������� 0. S. McCarter. ���������'  Secretary���������1-\ B. Lewis.  Treasurer���������T. B. Baker.  Umpire���������D. M. Rae.  Executive���������A. McKae, A. E. Kincaid, A. M. Pinkham, C. B. Macdonald and J. H. Jackson.  Messrs. Foote, Coursier, Brown and  KJiincaid were appointed- representatives to the Kootenay Curling Assocl*.'  ation. A committee consisting of  .Messrs. Kincaid. Coursier and Pink-  ham was appointed to look after new  members and arrangements made to  secure the use of the rink.  Spectators at the Hospital  be charged the sum of $1  ball  will  ZwlTicfirit'fs'hoped will he lasting.  QUO*. VADIS..  Monday night's play was produced  here for the first time and had a most  enthusiastic reception. Dealing as it  does with events semi-religious in  character, in the hands of an incompetent company it would have become  farcin!, hut tho rendition throughout  was of such a character that, unless  tha characters of Chilo or Nero enlivened the scene, the full effect of the  classical .atmosphere was felt to a high  degree.  Mr. Nelson, as Marcus Vinicius, the  Roman officer was splendid. This  struggle between the lifo long dissipation of tbe ancient warrior and the  entrance-upon a higher life as the  truths of Christianity dawned upon  him was delineated to the life. The  true man breaking through the darkness of paganism to gradually show  his final belief in the divine command  "JOovo your enemies" when he pleaded  for the rescue of Nero from the mob  was most realistic In fact, as scene  after scene was placed before the  audience, "Mr. Nelson's portrayal of  Vinicius seemed the actual life history  of the man, not the characterization  of a player.  As Petronious Mr. Bruce had a character almost equal in its possibilities  to that of the star and took the utmost  rulvantage of it. In face, figure and  voice he was the sarcastic leader of  fashion to the life. The sustained  equality of his vocalization showed  the imperturbable Stoicism of the  acdnowledged mirror of elegance to  the life  and   it   was  only  when the  Clearing at 20 per cent,  "discount on "the 'Dollar.  Your choice of anything  in our stock at this sacrifice.  'La'-lie*".' Stylish Tweed  Ready-to-wear Costumes  ���������Sizes 34, 36 and 3S,  4 only Tweed Costumes.���������  Reg*. $14, . . Now $9.00  2 only Tweed Costumes.���������  Reg. $16.50 . . Now $10  5 only Tweed Costumes.���������  Reg. $iS.   Now $12  2 only Tweed Costumes.���������  Reg. $24, . . Now $17.50  These are the balence of  our stock bought direct from  one of the best make. No  two costumes alike.  Ldfe-M  t  ���������  ���������  ���������  Special*  this store :  prices -all   over  Blankets, Comforters,  Flannel, Flannelette Sheeting, Table Linen, Napkins,  Lace Curtains and Portieres  Curtains.  Men's  s  i  t  t  t  5 only.  3 only.  4 only.  V  *Reg. $9*50,  Now $5.00.  Reg.  Reg.  $12,.;*  Now $8.00  $15*50  Now $ 1 o  (Con.limi.cil on Page 8),  Dress (oats  For  Children and Misses'.  9 Only. Prices ranging  from $4.50, $5 and $7.  Now selling at $3.  Fiirsffurs.1  A full range of Medium  and Best Furs bought direct  from reliable makers.  1 only Sample Seal Jacket  size 36, regular price $55,  to clear ....... $40.00  This Department never  offered better buying snaps  than it does at the present  time.  Men's ready-to-wear Suits  from 7 dollars up.  AII-W00I   Tweed   Pant,  at one dollar and fifty centss  ..^^AVanri^Underclothing���������-  We are selling a good  suit  for one dollar and 25 cents.  We also have the best  Scotch Wolsey Brand, and  itis warranted unshrinkable.  Overcoats  and Reefers  Wc have them in Men's  and Boys'. Our selection  in this line is par excellence  and if you want coats we  can supply you with them  at reasonable prices.  Boots and Shoes h  We keep the HARLOW  Ame*iean Shoe for men and  the EMPRliSS shoe for  Ladies.  REID & YOUNG  LEADING DRYGOODS MERCHANTS.  MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.  I'  o vi  TF* **T  ' *-'     \i.    ��������� *  ..'.::3::;sit':i:E!Siiiuuiiin  T IS Mil? I  :**'.:*i TMiore, Pastor TTtivor  i-iapli&t Church, Lew  Vnvk City.  Streng-th of Insects.  At Intervals articles nppear In the papers  receyiiting tiro prodigious strength of in-  sectA Their- muscular force is usually  compared with thoir sine by statins, for  example, thnt a Ilea can leap so many  times it own length aro! that an ant can  drag so maiiy times ils own weight. Then  I ;ilSIIII!lll!Sr5i''"'8eSl!.Il i  It ls staled   Unit man.   if he wore strong  "���������- *���������������������������:-: :  :���������    thy    her.ven?.     Iho  "r '  ���������    -   li-'-'-.s.   the  moon   nnl  the  ' . :!.g::   :.:i������t o'.*u:iin*",l:  w'tat is  v ��������� :\. ,:i .* rt  mindful o:' hlni? und  - . <*r *.:    ., tiiat thou visile:;! him'.'���������  .:������������������������    lc   '.   v.!i., *;. 4.  ���������Me sre in constant danger of iirdtilg-  jrr in -.vror.g thoughts of man.   Wc arc  s       ;; : >u regard man as a wear:, cp'.i-  ^    or.-.; cr.-.v.;:rc, oi thc utmost insigni-  j...  n:t v.Ttcii compared with a star, a  -.-..  oa,   s   sun���������with  the  material   inii-  ii. i:.    As  v.-c direct our attcrilion to  vJ ���������  .cT.;r:*.*i!i  page of heaven  unfolded  .*-*��������� .-rlicad, alive with clustering cointel-  ���������*���������&':':"iis whose bright destinies move at  it-    :;:f.:iilc altitude   above   thc    petty  ��������� srr   ���������.-���������*: s of -time, and whose passionless  x>i   . ,:y and eternal peace seem to mock  ���������������.-���������   : soul, thc spontaneous utterance of  3?-.   ���������:  iicarts   finds   expression    in    the  .*jd'.-*Tmist's words:���������"When I consider  ��������� ���������t'-..- heavens,  tlie work oi" thy fingers,  ���������r I'-.c   moon  and  thc  stars, -which  thou  * jiiait  ordained; what is man, tliat thou  ���������art mindful  of liim? and   the  son   ot  ������������������-���������man, tT::.;  '.'-ou visitest him?"  As D.v...: looked upon the rcsplend-  -��������� crrt or!::- c" he.".ven he was filled, with  z -prorouud hu.nility and cried out in :tw-  T .-'u!   3.-.:oiii.,hn*ient .-���������"What   is    man?"  -TMoo  -n astronomy has given us a faint  ^c-inci ition  of the magnitude of space  -fi!    iz physical universe.    Wc cannot  'I*.*   feeling'that such magnitude nnd  _i _.., _ss arc worthy of a God.   We can-  ��������� ���������"  ' -;lp  acknowledging our littleness  ea.i:n*.sj   in   comparison.       That  . God, so' vast in conception, so  .        .- ia operation,  so  wonderful  in  i      o ri, so august in execution, should  1 i  e special thought for every one of  .' *���������  .i llions of infinitesimal men crowd-  ^    ' e world���������faith staggers  at such  .������������������   thought.    The  divine  greatness   bc-  r "*^s    appalling.      AVe    cry   out :���������  t is man, that thou art  mindful  <        *i?"   But David did not stop with  ��������� <���������> exclamation. Upon second  .. ot ���������* 'it he wisely concluded man could  i <- c inferior to the heavens, for  I i -as made him but littlo lower  : he angels; or, as I read in my,  ���������i v text, a little lower than ''Elo-  ! t -God. So far from being insig*-  -"��������� t in -comparison with the hna-  ."i man is of infinitely more value  ' *. i icy. The worth of man in these  i a -iccds constantly to,. he ' c'nip.h.i-  *��������� -or a striking tendency oi mod-  ought is to think less of,man in  'ion  as. larger "views'��������� arc  taken  universe  in which  man  dwells.  - the greatest and noblest work  The old Roman conception of  - the lord of creation approaches  ith.    God's glory unfolds as wc  *  thc  upward  scale  of  creation,  iting. i:y.that being who,  made  . .-la.lower than the angels, bearing  -gc and superscription  of God,  ���������>  the highest pinnacle of crea-  1 It there Is nothing great but man;  j there Is nothing great but mind.  ������������������   greatness   consists     not     in  bulk' or extension,  but  in iu-  al  p.v.ver    and    moral    worth.  created in  the image of God.|  * _       spirit.   The   soul   of    man   iaf  - ������    >   -S|_ "        - -      -  that man  In the s;ii.ie proportion, could jump so  many ro.ls or lift so many tons. These  comparisons, wo are lold by II, Leo  Rolii.l.i In I.il Nature (July 11). are misleading,   lo   say   the   least.   He   writes :  "Jt is Interesting lo consider, solely from  a mechanical point of view, these comparisons between the muscular strength  nf man and that of insects. Strictly  from this standpoint, they are by no  means extraordinary niul are only one,  of the forms of what has been called 'rhe  conl'.ict of snu.'iros and cubes.' The law  is well known���������volumes decrease In more  rapid ratio  than surfaces.  "The force that a muscle can exert depends on its section, that is to say, on a  surface; althoush Its capacity for doing  work depends on ils volume, as is logical.  Jlere is tho explanation of tho astonishing strength of insects, 'fake an example:  Compare two muscles, tliat of a man and  that of an insect, the latter 100 limes  shorter than the .former. It is evident  that the insect's muscle will bo 1,CCO,("*00  limes lighter- than tlie man's, while its  section, and consequently the force that, it  can exert, will bn only 10.000 times less.  The conclusion is that, since a man can  lift 100 kilograms (02 pounds), the insect  will lift 10,000 times less or 10 grams (15*1  grains), and we shall havo the impressive  spectacle of an Insect lifting more than  100 times Its own weight. In fact, the  smaller the insect is, the more it will  astonish us by an appearance of exliMor-  dlnarT strength.  "But It Is no longer the same If we  examine the mechanical work effected.  Tho muscle of the insect supposed ahove  to be 1-100 of a man's in linear dimensions, furnishes, when it contracts, a  force 10,000 times loss than the human  muscle, exerted through a space 100 times  smaller; the work produced will be thus  1,000,000 times smaller, which reestablishes the proportion between weight and  Btrongth.  "Moreover, it seems (just as with machines, where the smaller are proportionally weaker) as if the insect's muscle, instead of surpassing man's infinitely, is  notably Inferior to It In quality. Take  the flea's jump for instance. By Its muscular contraction it gives to its mass  a movement capable of raising it 30 centimeters (12 inches); man can raise his  own weight to 1.5 meters (about li feet)  by leaping. For equal weight, the lm-  mnn muscle thus furnishes five i lines  more work than that of a flea in a single  contraction, since the work is the product  of the weight by the height to which it is  raised."���������Translation, made for 'J.'he Lit*  erary Digest.  For the Farmer.  Over-feeding renders the horse slow,  lazy and predisposed to disease, and,  therefore, what is wanted is so to feed  horses that they shall be in condition  for work. Anything consumed by a  horse in excess of his requirements for  the repair of waste and the maintenance of condition is food���������and, therefore, money���������wasted, and thus individual requirements, which vary in  horses as in men, should be carefully  studied. ���������.���������,*:���������-������������������������������������    ���������  One     More    Splendid     Cure  Cre Tilted to ���������)odd's Kidney Pills  All Looking to  Canada.  The    Australian    pastoralists    have  suffered such tremendous losses owing  to the prolonged drouth of the    past  few years that many of them are turning their eyes to Canada as a    more  suitable   field  for    agricultural  operations.      An illustration of this is furnished in a recent letter from JMr. Robert Caldwell,  Chairman of the    Council of Agriculture of South Australia,  to  Mr.  J.  A.   Rtiddick,  chief of  the  Dominion   Dairy   Division,   who    was  formerly Dairy Commissioner for New  Zealand.        JMr.     Caldwell    says :���������"I  would be greatly obliged if you could  supply me   with your  opinion  of    the  land  that_ the   Dominion   Government | reduced in flesh,  are  opening  up   for  settlement,    and  whether you consider thc prospects for  settlement  are  equal  to  what    obtain  in  Newr  Zealand.      Perhaps    the  department have literature on hand that  may   meet _ the   demand   for   information  that  is  often   being  made   upon  me.     I have myself several sons   who  do not care  about  the prospects    of  farming that obtain at the present time  Doctors Said Nicholas Ecker had  Cravel or Bright's Disease, or  Something Else���������Dodd's Kidney Pills Cave Him tho Vigor of  Eatly Manhood.  St. Catharines. Ont.. Aug. 31. ���������  (Special).���������Nicholas Ecltcr, the well-  known farmer, living near St. John's  P. 0., on the dividing line of Pclham  and Thorold Townships, who has heen  restored to health after twenty-nine  years suffering from Kidney Disease,  has given a statement for publication.  It reads:  "I had been a sufferer from Kidney  Complaint for twenty-nine years. I  had the most distressing Backache,  Irritation of the Spine, and Heach-  aches, coupled at times with an excruciating circular pain about the  lower part of the body. What I sulTer-  ed no pen can describe. Insomnia too  added its terrors and I was - greatly  Australia's New Capital.  Courage Enough For Two.  M. Gerente, a Senator- of Algeria, was  made a hero in spite of himself recently,  but he modestly placed the credit of the  enterprise where It belonged, lie followed tho Governor-General of the North  African colony and General O'Connor lo  Fignig during tho recent disturbances.,  and was ono ot the Inst persons to get  away from the lire of the Moors. "While  the bullets were Hying around the Zen-  aga Pass, tho Senator/who was astride  a fine fat mule, did not seem to be inclined to escape the danger- in a hurry.  Ho was seen from afar by M. Jonnart  and General O'Connor, covered with his  whlto headgear and his civilian dust  coat, apparently indifferent to tlio perils  of the situation. At last, he returned to  the official persons; who remarked to him  that his conduct was, most, courageous  unilor.lire, but that he had undoubtedly  been rather rash, espeelalls* as he was a  non-combatant, and had no rifle'or sword  with which,to protect himself.' The Senator smlled'in a sickly manner as he listened to the remarks made, and then  said, in* a somewhat husky voice : "i'ou  need riot congratulate me. it was my  mule that did it. I hammered him with  all my might, and dug my heelslnto his  sides, in order to.make bim 'gallop after  you, but he wouldn't do lt. lie preferred  to amble slowly, and, to a certain extent,  gracefully, along:. Accordingly I have to  admit, jn spite of myself, that the-obstinate animal had courage enough for  tho two of us," M. Gerente added that  he was very glad that his mule vide froir?  tho jaws oi death was over.  in Australia. If inducements offer*  ed, they might turn their attention to  the grain lands of your great Northwest. We have had a succession of  disastrous seasons, but the gloom  cloud seems to be lifting, as the present year has had a most auspicious  beginning, one of the most favora.ble  we have had for some time. Still  there are dry patches on our great  island where an effort is being mad������  to obtain rain by artificial means."  "Three difiercnt doctors attended  me. One said I had gravel, another  called it Bright's Disease, while the  third said I was in a dangerous condition. None of them gave me any  permanent help and my friends  thought I could not live much longer.  "At this stage I gave up other  treatment and started using Dodd's  Kidney Pills. After taking two  qoxes I found thaey were helping me  and I continued till I had taken sixteen boxes when I was again enjoying  the splendid vigoo of earlier manhood."  lien Oil For Incubators.  An extraordinary step in the artificial incubation of eggs is the result  of some years of labor on the part of  Mr. E. V. Boyes, a young North  London chemist. He has discovered  that "something," the lack of which,  from the time of'the. Egyptian do .inwards, has qualified the success of ill  artificial incubators. With the knowledge that the perspiration and its complex constituents of a sitting hen aie  important factors To a successful hatch,  Mr. Boyes secured a quantity of ihe  perspiration of a large number of  hens feverish with the maternal .n-  stinct, and commenced experimenting. He found, on chemical analysis,  that it consisted of a fatty matter,  moisture, and an ethereal substance of  ttcctic. odor, with a little dust or d rt.  Further experiments have resulted in  his now offering the poultry fat mer  a novel article of commerce rn the  form of "hen oil." He claims that  by putting a little of this curious con-1 to one side and  i.  sriin  to the other.  ������AE.*F-CENTS.  lom* Escoilent Itoanonii TVby Tliey Bhonltf  ' BeCoInei!.  The coinage of the half-cent le being demanded from numerous quarters. In the early history of the country this coin did not seem to .bo  needed. Business had'not reached tha  flegreo of division and speclallzatl in  that rendered lt useful. Such as wora  coined were treated more as curiosities than as money. In all new countries where resources havo to be developed thore Is a disregaid for detail  nnd small things. The broad foundations and framework of a nation liava  to be roughly hewn at fir1;!, and by degrees the finer details and thc finishing and polishing arc attended to. As  nvilization progref-scs the populatvn  increases the Uadmg and every-day  business is done on finer linea.  Convenient pmall coins for use in  small transactTons conduce to economy and saving. In California in Uie  pioneer days there wero no co'.ns less  than a dime. All trans.ict ons in  which change could not bo exactly  made, lesi than a dune, caused a loss  -.?  fin as a spiritual being is in  iar  sense  God's   offspring  aud  r of God's nature.   Man' tliere-  self-delermining as C-.1 is; he  2.3" God is free.. He is a person  a . person.      This    material  God  man  never   ioses.    So  '"y -     _    ^ he continues he continues  a  Man is immortal.   He is more  print, more than a mere animal  a .man,    Mnn is man not be-  ���������-   ct e is strong, ingenious, affection-  _  * because he is God's hrbreath-  *���������*-**-       "jd's   image,   God's   son.       So,  .  lost,   he  may be    recovered;  i a wanderer, he may return and  lorgivcn,   at  his   Father's   table,  z  though a  prodigal he  is  stilt  ,rcw of these transcendent truths  -i * should b's our proper attitude  tt d man.' We should_re.'pcct and  io ��������� iii*-*-. ij^it*;^-you���������say*""-*iv"5  tc pert some men, for t'-.*.'y (Itiily  v c the rr**-*.?* sacred lav..-, betray  .h priest trusts, abuse our c**nfi lcr-.-e  ar    . iove recreant to thc most birru-'iij  t      _ nan   c'-Ti-.; ition;.       Such   c.-i-u-.*.  . r- -.cr,   are   ti.e   exception   and   v.:".  ' t       lc.    Thc  3rent  majority  oi mer.  .r     -oncst .-.;-'; true: ti'.ey .-Tan] it*���������*'.*���������  tl, uoirr-;".:T.chcd and in  in m:y sin".*: into vice ar.ti (*'���������������������������  in   ,  j el he cannot cr-mp'ctely  V z   rpiacfc  of  God  which  is   st:  i _ o i him.  Vet in C:i:. feeble, stunted,  FT*ec:mcn of h'.mvinity, in thi* rr-"i '���������:  ^i.-T:T** manhood, !:e wrapped worulcrTu!  possibilities. For let the :'.iv.**r*:i*;e  ror.r'i-.icns come, let the spirit oi the  living God breathe his energizing power into this darkened, chaotic soul,  r.:*.J.'3t once there arc order, light, pur-  (���������*���������. peace." Thc image  of God  is  re  Kicked the Insulter. "���������';  The Crown Prince and Princess of  Greece were the other day thc central  figures in a singular incident at tha  theatre of Phaleron, where they were  making1 a.������hort stayt fheir, Roy^IJligh-  rtsses were- occupying the" bnTy box In  the house during the performance of a  French operetta, when suddenly a quietly dressed man entered and bssrair ft furi-  0U8 tirade against the Princess, whom  he threatened to stri'.re. The Crown  Prince sprang to his leet. and flrst flung  the Intruder vifljently against the partition, and then literacy lcicked him out  of the box. "When removed to the police station, the man proved to be mad  drunk, and on sleeping himself sober was  evidently amazed to learn of tho scene  he had created. At tlie intercession of  the Princess he was not prosecuted.  Colonel Schiel Dead.  Colonel Schiel, whose death was recently announced, was originally an officer of Prussian Hussars, but left tha  German army to emigrate to South Africa. He tirst found employment with a  German Colonel  In  Natal as a transport  ,-���������.  ,'���������_  rider, and ln_that_capaclty travelled over  "���������":-���������^'t1io~oetter"*'fat*r'b'f~tti(f *^  Colonies.   He  then  married  the daughter  of a German  missionary and enter.'*.! the !  Transvaal   State   service.      The   Pir*tori.i i  Government,  sent   Mm   on   n.    mlcsion    to I  Dlnlrulu. th*s Zulu chieftain, whose cT'.Irf ;  Induna,  or  councillor-  I1..*-  hec.inic.      "i\,:n [  was at Iho lime of tho V-ner rriti-isv.cM to ;  Wade the frontier stlpiil.-.tl'ms n't" tl..* !.*.n- j  'Ion Convent!..!*..      Ariii.jr   rrr.d.'-r   In: I rs.:-:- i  t!i.*ns from   President   Krn*."*:*.  S.-hlel  p r- ;  sund**.! DinixtiKl to :*[*:!>} him   >n a mi- -i *:l i  to JJerlin.  wliorv  he   vain!:.-   -:ri**l   r������  ';'���������"'��������� j  ."-.riJe Prince !'lstn:i.*ek to ie. :erv> ric ir*. The  affairs of Zuluinml.    II*.wily   the r.ro.-r.p* j  timde   of   tho    Brltl.--.il    (iovrnir.cnt    ���������:������������������:��������� \  fo*it-tl   thlrr IntriBiie. a ml   H.-iii.-l  r*-'..:*    ���������.! !  empty-handed  to   Pl*. !o:'i >.    !���������'���������:.  v.'a.   :',.:: ;  appoirUeii   >*;itive-  Comrci :*i-.tu*:*    f.o    I'n*  northern province.   Here lie v.-n.-* v r;.- >u**-  (.'���������".-.-ful In iwifjiiiij ii,.* :...:l\ ���������       ;.:    ...*���������������������������(  post v.-a:( that  of Cliief Pri-.r.ns  Irrsno'-tm-  of the Kouth African  Uepiibll.-.   J.titer . n  he recelvo'l the app'iinrtr.er.-*: of a C':p'* ;*1J  of State A rill lory,  .-uid  wan  wnt  to   |i**-  lln to perfect hlmnclf in sunnory tac*::.-.*i.  to buy artillery  nnrl  draw   up   plan.-*   for  the fortifications of   Pretoria   at:..!    other  towns.   After   the-Jameiton  Raid  Sclilol'ti  coction into the moisture tray under  thc egg drawer in the incubator, it ��������� il'  be automatically evaporated and d filled-by ��������� the . internal heat, and wi'l do  all the instinctive work of a siting  hen. _ But this is not all. Mr lioye-i  has invented a tablet which v. ill pro-  vide the lifeless incubator with "���������ln:-  mal magnetism." The tablet aiso is  placed in the moisture tray, and as  it dissolves gives rise to a "continuous  non-varying current which aids in  bringing forth a larger percentage of  healthy, chicks than is at present ob*  tainablc, ���������'������������������_..���������>,.  iim.A;  sinful  i activity  In orffaulzlnR the armament:',  of  H   from   i-it'nin    the   nrndi"al   son I tlifl Transvaal   received  a now   stimiiltin.  a  irom   i.itnn,   trie  procn0ai   son! T.t<s Jo,in nri������*������Uur-? fort was built under Mr.  ���������-ns home  and  there  is  joy  in  thc * direct  supervision,   and   he  was  Itn   s.r.-,i  mcc of the angels of God. i  Commandant.   When  the war with o.-*jat.  ---���������--��������� Krltaln broke out (.olniel Sr-hicl wan nt-  taohed to the staff nf (|.*iir*i':i I .Ti nil ....rt a--,  Adjtit-int-G.-ii'-T-iI of the fioer fortrs. Assisted by n stalT of r: *)-in:m es-ofllc *r:-*. he  drew up all the early plans of lhe I; *er  campaign. His peri* tl of active service  was, however. rT.urf, tor lie v.'ii.i cnptir. "d  at KUii-'-lshio-Kte In the early days of '.he  war. llh( captivity uas Hjient chiefy nt  Ht. Helena. On helntc r.-leas* "1 on i>:ir..io  he proce.nleil ta Germauy. where ho \i:al  ever since resided 'iiileliy.  or  re.  P''  J '-in's greatness is revealed by God's  th- ght of (him. Though a sinner God  d* ' not disown him as an incorrigible  so:*. He would save man. History  i? '.-:e demonstration of His great prrr-  ��������� pom. "ITre hey to history is redemption. "God so loved thc world that  nave  his   only  .--*~* Feather Eating. " '  A good many devices have been tried  to cure fowls which have taken to the  vice of feather-eating, but nothing ol  really outstanding value has been dis  covered. It has been thought that a  deficiency of sulphur in the systems of  the culprits excites a tendency to the  acquirement oi the vice, and I believe  there is some truth in this. Improper  'feeding has much to do with it. When  birds have a plentiful supply of green  food, have plenty or scratching exercise, and are not overcrowded, they  "shwv^rfttie^incirnafe to fc.rlh-  er-eati'ig. Unfortunately there come:*, a  time in the lives of the birds ���������.���������.nen "Nature makes severe demands upon their  vitality, and it is then ihat a few fail  victims to thc habit.. I refer to thc  period oi moultiny. and iherc_-is no  doubt that if the birds are kept idle or  in confinement at thru time the short  sprouting quills, mil of feather nourishment, and no doubt juicy and agreeable  to liie taste, are objects o: temptation  to them. In this matter prevention is  better than cure. Keep thc birds we'll  employed by scratching for a part of  their  living,   supply   them   with  plenty!  The sharp, ln-Mstont pe: .on alw-r  gamed the long brt in the br.ig.i it.  l"or a long time Cahforr bus effected  to despise nickels, but the ad van lag j  of making closer and jr-ticr change  gradually recornnionded lUelf and  now even the copper ce"t Is giiriing  ground :n that Stats of fcicut rcscurc  ee  and large  ideas.  The demand cf Che haif-eent comes  from, those seodons of t**.e country  ���������where the struggle for existence ia  becoming more difficult and where  the subdivisions of business and competition in prices cause the loss of  even a half-cent In making change a  serious matter. There are many  things sold for a ceut which would  be sold for a half-cent if such a coin  existed. The dollars would probably  take care of themselves better if tha  half-cent was in existence to be taken  care of, than th.**y aro now when tha  cent ls the least coin that can be  looked after. To add the half-cent to  our coins wouid increase tho profits of  small dealers, and the possible economies of- that class o������ peopre who are  oblrged to make small purchases. As  it is now either the seller or the nnr-  -cbas-n���������in-tiipse-smnil-dealln-js,���������nhich  by their n-imber, are of great lmport-  ���������ence, Ioses or gains. ,  To save a cent each  day am or in Is  ���������Tito $3.65 a year, and to save a haif-eent  each day effects a saving of one-.'ia!C  of the same. The country should  ���������have the half-cent.���������Bankers' Magazine,  "Undress Shin."  Would Not  The spirit of French ofllcl'-.Hum Is Illustrated by an incident loir' in lhe reccolly  published life of Sir Henry Achind, says  oi green food, and it they are moulting). Tho-Tablet. . Ti.e.latter, duiiuK a yajlrt-  ptit in a pinch of flour o:  -itrlphur for  his only begotten Son that  >vh<-.iocvcr believeth in him should not  j-rri-ih, but have everlasting life." 'lite  rross   of.  Chr  m-an's  Ira: a..:-  "T* thou rn.-*r.! i*.  the .-*n-".<-.-  tlelr ct sin unr  and y.l *  -IJvins.     fiyins  mlKht:,  ;t   is   God's   estimate  or ;  * Trnt worth.  ���������c?rtal mortal, over whom  **toop:  yet of pardon���������or de.**p sir  i*   hope!  lovlns.     baling,     feeble,  beloved  rjion of whom  the  heavens take hnov,  edKe,  Jtiou fer whom all he!! Is moved!  f.Tiat   shall   be   thy   Inst   unfoldhiij���������hi  light or  into gloom?  '.hat shall  !*e  thy  final  holding--niselens  blcsscdne.'.s or doom?  -"What shall it -profit a man if he  /������������������all gnifi the v.volc world and lose iii.*i  <;*,vn ���������������-"?��������� Or v.-'r.at shall a man give  in excliariiic for his soulf"  tIMUGHT  OAP  reduce;  EXPENSE  $5,000 Reward $1*^4  Limited, Toronto, toany person who  can prove that this soap contain;*  any form of adulteration whatsoever,  or contains any injurious chemicals.  Ask for t'ho Oetaeon Dor. >.-:  each bird in thc soft food twice or three  limes a week. If they are merely jaded  and listless during warm weather a little iron tonic in thc drinking water  stimulates their flagging energies.  What are we to do with confirmed  feather-eaters ? If there are only one  or two in the flock they should be removed from thc others as quickly as  possible, as the example is contagious.  Some sulphur in their soft  food and a little Epsom salts  in their drinking water on  alternate days for a short time are  likely to do good. J have known people to pare thc edge of the upper mandible until the quick v/as practically  reached, and when this is done the bird  certainly cannot pluck feathers until it  hardens again. At the same time it  c-aiiiict very well pick up grain from thc  ground, and requires to be fed on soft  fond. A little touch of a file once a  week keeps the surface soft, and by  caret*.r! feeding (luring the interval I  have seen a cure effected. I'ut such a  proceeding must not go too far, or the  .stage of cruelty would be reached. The  paring or filing should irot proceed so  f;;r rui to draw blood. Unless it is done  citrcltilly it should not be done at nil.  Sometimes nothing but lhe lirtichc:  will effect a cure, and liurl is the end or  it.--l''arrner and Stockbreeder, ling-  land.  inrj trip to the coast of Brittany In ISS3,  happened to 1;... In port or. (lie occasion of  the blesslr-'s of the harbor und shipping  by the nrles****. ���������With natural good feeling, he dressed his yt.-.hi with all her  buntlngr, with bouquets on bowsprit and  counter, and a golden bunch of broom  at her mast-head, so as to do honor to  the ceremony by her fjr.ila turn-out. But  this expression of nympathy with "clericalism" was not to the taste of the  French authorities, and nn trflclal como  on board with strict orders that lhe decorations should bo removed. The curt  order met with an absolute refii't-il. and  the official withdrew, to return n-'iuartcr  of an hour later with a still more peremptory demand for the h.*iiilln*f down of iho  oTanoxtou-r bunting. "Jn groat Indignation,  Ac-land threatened to telOKraph to Lord  "Lyons ir another word was said on tho  sub-joet, and the official withdrew to show  hlrn unit r.o wore. II. appeared to he. merely a dlsplnv of ftplto on the pnrt nt lho  civil authorities, rurlous ihat any honor  should be shown by strangers towaids nn  occloslastlcal ceremony, and was a remarkable specimen of the unlovely bitterness of [."reiich sectarian ftlrlf-o." It was  apparently a gratuitous piece of birllylriff  on tho part of the fnnetlonnalro. for It  can scarcely bo illeffirl for rui ISiiKllslirnnn  to dress his own yacht with his own flng������  oven In a Jfronch port.  RNCIMS.M SPAVIN UNIMENT  'Removes all hard, soft or cullaotised*  kiniis and .blemishes from horses.  Iilood spavin, curbs, splints, rir.s-  Imnc, sweeney, stifles, sprains, ������-������-"  and swollen throat, coughs, etc. Save  STati by the use of one bottle. War-  ran led the most wonderful Blemish  cure ever known.  Tumut, the new capital of the Australian Commonwealth, half-way between  Sydney and Melbourne, is at the present  moment so remote from the outer world  that it Is fully twenty aiiles distant from  the nearest line of railroad, with wHIcli  It keeps in touch by means of a daily  coach service. But what it lacks in  prosperity and In accessibility It makes  up in salubrity and ln lire picturesque  beauty  of  its  surroundinss.  The town as r*v>w constituted has a  population of aboirt thirteen hundred,  with four bunks, four churches, curiously  placed, as if tliey were tho i-.-ll*.-ctlon ot*  tho pointer stars of tlie Southern Cross;  a few schools, a lecture hall and threo  Inns. The principal bulldinjjK are ot" red  brick, while tho others are of tho  weatherboard, verandah fronted, corrugated iron roof variety, as common in  the small western towns of this country  as in Australia, and are perched on the  slope of the hillside, alons the bunks of  the River Tumut, from which tho town  takes its name, and which, unlike most  Australian rivers, docs not become in-  nnlteslmally small drrrlnff the hot  weather, but remains at the high water  mark always, thanks, perhaps, to the  melting snows of the neighboring mountains, tho loftiest of which is Mount  Kosciusko, the culminating point of the  entire continent.  Thla abundance of water all the year  round���������so rare In Australia���������contributes to  render tho Town of Tumut and its vicinity a perfect garden from January to  December. The river Is overhung by  closely set willows, while tho roads are  bordered by hedgerows ot swoet briar, intermingled with wattle, tho golden blossom of which ls the floral emblem of  Australia. Long lines of poplars ara  dwarfed hero and there by huge gum  tree������, while the valley is green with Indian corn, Tumut maize commanding the.  top prices in the markets of Sydney and  Melbourne. In fact, the vegetation of  Tumut never becomes the withered, bone  dry spoetaole, so familiar during tho heated season In other parts of Australia :  and situated as It is in a sheltered mountain valley, Its climatic conditions are  those of a sanatorium as compared with  those of Sydney and Melbourne. Indeed,  It is difficult to conceive of political strife  taking any acute form at Tumut, where  the mountain air, cooled by the snows of  'towering Kosciusko, will always be at  hand to soothe the heated passions and  to calm the fevered brow of the Australian  legislators.   ��������� . :���������  Tumut has the rare advantage ot being  able to have Its name. spelled forward  or backward, according to the wlahcs of  ils inhabitants, and, moreover, is  aboriginally nnd therefore characteristically Australian.  Offers to Sell Stonehenge.       ty*^  (Sir Edmund Antrobus has, through Lord  Edmund  FItzmaurice,   Chairman   of   tha  County Council of Wiltshire, made a definite offer to sell Stonchcnge and eight  acres of the land occupied by these magnificent   Druidtc   ruins   to    the    English  Government  for $250,000,  on   the   understanding that they will be preserved  for  tho nation.   Somo years ago Sir Edmund  mado an  offer to dispose of Stonehonge  and twenty acres  of  the  land  on  which  the groat stones stand for $750,000 to any ���������  one who Is willing to pay that price, nnd  groat alarm was c  mossed lest somo Am*  orieun  multi-millionaire   might   purchase  tho celebrated rnegalllhic monuments and  carry them oft to tho United Slates.   'Hut  this fear has not been  realized.   Sir Edmund's deslro to got rid of Stonehenge Is !  Irr no small measure due to the annoyance  to   which   lie   has  been  subjected   In   tho '  last  few  years  In connection   therewith. '  It was shortly after his accession to tho !  baronetcy   and   estates   on   lho   dealh   of I  his father  hi 1S09   that  he determined  to -  surround Stonehenge. which rorms part iomewhert for soma organ is robbed of it*  of his property, with a Imbed wire fence, ��������� Jproper need of blood by this insidious heart  n!J,?i������ ������ ���������mL"'^?! "i" hfimls^'\,,.fi0^? i^^"****���������* and distress follows. Common  SSSie* f'rom "t^'lnjur'.'nfrs "trl^A 'IS \ ������<**>s������ says, cure where the trouble and paim  which thoy were being subjected by people begin. Uso  without any reverence tor the lirud-y past.  Moreover, as some of the stones were in  danger of falling he feared tliat in lire  event of anybody being injured thereby ho  might bo held financially responsible  Exception,   however,  wns  taken   to  his  attitude.   It  was said  tliat inasmuch  as . _  Stonehenge had lain open to all (he w.ni.: . Way that combines science and sens* and  since  English  history  began,   the  pubhc    relieves and cures.  ll ii /I flnnlllimrl r.     . ���������*,* .vl* *���������        nl'        ..tn it tl.il/rif.iS .  Henry Akey, of Peterboro, Ont., writes : "I  iuffered with my heart, nerves and general debility. The best doctors said I must die within  a month. On my wife's advice I tried DR.  AQNEWS HEART CUBE Relief from the first  dose. I am fully cured. Weighed 128 pound*  ���������now 180 pounds.   Ninety-nine hearts out of a hundred  are failing to do their work. There*  may be no pain there, but it is felt  DR. AGNEW'S HEART CURE,  because it begins at the blood's distributing:  organ, healing that rapidly and making it  -strong and able, quickly sends strength and:  health to every other organ.   It is the only  Kept His Disk Cleared.  Railroad circles, as well as a large portion of the general public, were greatly  interested in tho resignation of AV. A.  Garrett from the general suporintendeney  of the Philadephia & Heading railroad a  few months ago,to assume a more Important position with tlie Queen & Crescent  road Mr. Garrett's rise In the railroad  world has beerr phenomenal, but one littlo  story whicli he hlmseir told to j. neighbor  hints at a   socrct ol   it all.  "When I fust went nilo tho rallrond  bUEmc-ss as a young man." said Mr. Garrett, "I wa*., called aside Jty one of tho  clerks, who said to me : 'Now, Garrett,  let nie give jou a tlo. Vou want always  to keep your desk Ilttcied with papeis.  so that when thc old mnn comes around  he will think you're terribly busy. Then  ho wor.'t pile anv more work on you.'  "Woll," continued Mr. Garrett, "I made  up my mind that, contiary lo this man's  advice, I would alwajs keep my deslc  cleat ed.   And I haio done so."  To-cay Mr. Gariett is getting a salaiy  of $12,000 a, year, while his clerky counsellor is still drawing ?d0 a month, and  wondering whv luck ls against him.���������  Philadelphia Press.  Portland  Cement  From  Slajj*.  Portland cement has heen made from  blast-furnace slag for several years In  Germany, Luxemburg and Belgium, and  the quality Is said to be most satisfactory.  The Scientific American now tells us that  negotiations aro being earned on with a  view to the Introduction ot the slag-cement Industry in England, Austria and  France.     Says this paper :���������  "In some respects a blast-works has a  considerable r.dvaiuige over other Port-  land-ceriient factones because the motive power for tho cement works can bo  supplied by a blast furnace gas motor  with electrio transml.s--.ion. the rubber or  waste coke from the blast luin.ices can  be utilized ln the cement kiln, and the  principal rajv maierials, namely, the  granulated slag and the limestone, are  close at hand. Besides, there aro other  minor advantages. Portland-blag cement  has also some advantages over natural  Portland cement; for, while tho yield  from the raw materials when the former  ia used ls about SO per cent., the yield  when the ordinary raw materials are used  Is seldom more than GO per cent. As  the cost of production per ton of raw  materials ts nearly equal in both cases,  a saving of about 20 per cent, in fuel,  labor, etc., ls effected In tho case of slag  cement. Besides this, Portland-slag cement is more trustworthy and more  regular, and Its manufacture can be  more easily conti oiled than that of the  so-called rjjj-tural Porll<rnd cement, because the pihTclpal raw material, namely, the blast furnace slag, is, as a rule,  a regular product whose chemical composition is easily controlled ; consequently any alterations which are liable to  take place are known beforehand and  precautions can accordingly bo taken in  time."  had acquired a right of way through  every portion of the grounds on which the  stones stood, and likewise ti proprietary  Interest in the stones themselves. Then.  too, lt was pointed out than anything in  the shape of a modern inclosure destroyed  the spell created by the aspect of those  immense stones standing along In strange  circles far from human habitation in the  midst of a vast, open, rolling plain. And  the result was that not only the general  public but likewise men of culture Interested in the preservation of national  monuments raised a fund with the object  of testing in the courts not Sir Edmund's  proprietorship of the ruins, but his rlgh*  to  inclose  them  with a wire  fence.  DR. AdNKWS OINTMENT Trin drivo Ptlei ������wmr for-Yer.  fteHflf on th������ lmtant. Bl������,dil*f rcmuvei tOT ilda lloU****-*  kndll-lmplal, tetter, Mit rfc-nUB, lie.   Price, SSe, If  Sails of "Length Chasers."  In view of the talk about th������ Immense  spread of canvas on the Reliance and the  new Shamrock, it will be Interesting to  learn that In Australia a little 22-foot  cockleshell-IIke Wonga carries :i.-!25 square  feet of canvas aloft when shs is running  in, a slightly quartering brers*. Charles'  MacT.aurin. a well-known* J\rew South  AVales yachtsman, irr writing of these  "Length Chfisers," as they are 1-nown In  Australia, says :���������"They are extraordinary affairs altogether. There are .live  sii-cs. S. 10, 14, IS and 22 fool. The tvpo  is similar In all���������broad, shallow boats,  wllh powerful bodlcsj to carry the-rnost  colossal sails Surely over pit; upon mortal fabric of wood, iron and copper. To  give Yankee yachtsmen some idea of what  the sizes of these .sails icallv aie, I append the dimensions ot the JJ-footer  \\'.  \onga :���������  Length over till  lioam     Depth    Would Scarcely Pay.  Prospective tenderers for the great work  of carrying the railiVay across the Australian continent, from Oodnadatta to  Pino Creek, have lately been over the  ground, and from what they havo seen  the prospects of the scheme do not look  any too promising. It is estimated that  the construction of the line between tho  two points named���������a distance of nearly  1,200 miles���������would cost over ten millions.  ..The Adelaide Government proposes paying for the work by a land grant, giving eighty millions of acres along* the  route. As the general opinion seems to be  that this country could bo worked only  by Aslastlo labor, lt Is hardly likely that  any syndicate could bo found willing to  take up such a heavy project on the  terms proposed.  2 foot,  ....22 feet  ..11 toot  S inches  Sail Aiea.  Spars.  ... TOO squire feet  ... 2)0 '-quaio feet  ..l.O-.l siiii'ire foot  ... o2l square feet  .. (129 square feet  ... Ion square feet  ..  10S stiuaro foot  .31 feet G incho-i  ..33 feet 0 inches  ..21 feet t> inches  ..18 feet outboard  ..il feet outboard  Mainsail   Jib   Spinnaker    Bollooner    Ringtail    Topsail    Jib topsail   Mast    ,  Boom   Galf     Bowsprit    Spinnaker pole  "Ono need hardly remark that lo handle  these gigantic masses of sail extraordinary skill is necessary, and as the sails  have gi own so does the skill seem to havo  kept company in theli   development.  "For a man standing on a tiny platform like the forepeak of a 22-fooler to  handle a forty-loui-fool spinnaker boom,  shovo it foi ward in the tack of tho spinnaker, ran up tho bail���������a thousand squaro  feet mind, a puff into which at thc wrong  moment would cairy him flying into the  air���������and have the -thing set and di awing  within about fifteen seconds after louiid-  ing the weather mark. I assuic you I  am not the least evaggeiating. It always seemed to me to be ono of the  crowning feats of tiie athleto. ir he were  to make the slightest mistake, even a  momentary hesitation, nothing could save  the staggering little boat from an immediate capsize. This type of boat, tlio  result of limited water line and untaxed  sail area, is doomed irrevocably even in  Australia. The expense of running it  i**- far too great for even most ricb  men,"  . ir-  Eot, drink oud be merry while  giving the digcstiv-o apparatus a  healing, wholesome l esl I  It can be done by the use of  DR. VON STAN'S  PINEAPPLE TABLETS.  Plneapplo wrll digest meat in a  dish at lOS". The rest euro is tho  best cure, tho only cure for dyspepsia. That's tho whole story except  that the large tablets digest food, tha  small ones tone up the dlgeitlva  apparatus.���������Price 35 cents.  Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder  opens a now tunnel in a choked up  nostrrl and lines it with a new membrane. In ton minutes will relieve  cold or catarrh or cure the most  obstinate headache. A quick euro���������  a safe euro���������not a slow remedy.   IT.  Marriage Customs in the Caucasus.  In tho northern Caucasus nearly half  -the death rato of the Inhabitants is cans-,  ed by vendetta, snjs The London Telegraph, and at IoaM thtce-loiii ths of tho  vendetta cases aie the result ot a cuii-  ous marriage custom which is now decimating the population. The native ot  those parts who wishes to tako unto himself a wire cannot arrange tho matter  ln tho simple, off-hand manner In vogue.  In western Europe by "popping the  question." He must go home, sell h.s  belongings, and buy her fairly and  squarely or her parents, the price ranging from ������33 to ������200. Till is Is.a costly custom in many ways, for it Is not every  young man who can afford to Invest such  a largo sum ln a. wife, however accomplished. What (-enc-rally happens in such  cases is Unit the indigent candidate .for  the order of benedict iudiiccu a fow stalwart comrades to seize tho maiden and  carry her off. Whal too often Allows  then may be' gathered fro.'ii a .-ase in  point which has Just taken place m boi-.:  slambek. Bokayeff Is the bridegrooms  name, and Neshltho that ot tne girl of  Hweet sixteen who had tho mislortuno to  nnd favor In his eyes. Ills pockets being  empty, ho persuaded three comrades to  kidnap the maid, whom he then took oif  to another village ns his wife. But her  father, on dlscoverrrrg her whereabouts,  had her sent back hy tho pollco, and  then demanded ������'0 for loss of her services, as wo should say. Bokayeff. to  whom the demand was made, would not  or could not pay. The girl's father  thereupon claimed that sum from the  brld'-groom'H companions, who are equally  liable. They admitted tiro-Justice- of his  claim, find called upon Bokayeff to hand  over the sum to them. On his refusal  they shot* bim dead, that being the custom of the country, although daggcra  are also allowed to lake the place of  bullets. The three youths were forthwith  nrreHtcd. and will, of course, bo tried  and deported. But Hint, far from being  the end of lho matter. Is only lho very  beginning. The kindred of the slain man  are now preparing to "wipe out the relations of tho murderers, whilo the family of the dishonored girl Is bound by  the custom of the country to wash away  the stain on her reputation In the blood  of the clans of both the murdered man  and his murderers. And Russian law Is  powerless  to  intervene.  Provost Daniel, the recently elected  head ot Worcester College, oxford, says  ���������fhc London Skerclr, some years ago  when he was proctor of the Institution  mni'lo a swift retort to an undergraduate who had to pny an unwilling calt  upon him. "A une morning, sir," remarked tho undergraduate, wishing to  establish   gonial   relations.  "A nve-snilllng line mornlng.l'ra afraid,"  said  Mr.  Daniel.  A Clever Woman,  Lady Slbell Lumley, wife of Mr. Georgo  Wyndham,  Chief Secretary  for   Ireland,  says M.A.P., was the youngest daughter  ot  the ninth  Loid Scarborough,  and as  a girl of nineteen man-led the late Lord  Grosvenor eldest son of the late Duke of  Westminster,   and  one  ot    the    greatest  partis of the seventies.   Tlio Lumleys aro  lamed   for   llieir   loveliness,     and   Lady  Slbell  was  tho   loont  beautiful   bride   of  1874.    'JJ"he marriage lasted  less  than   tell  years.    A  cold  caught  out  shooting,   on  a   bitter   January  day,   pioduced    pneumonia,   and  ln  a  lew   days   Lord   Gros- ���������  venor  was  dead  at   the   <*arly    age    ot |  twenty-nine.    Thero  weie  trrreo  chllrtr.'ii  ���������the present Duko of Westminster, j,jdy I  Beauchamp and Lady Shaftesbuiy.    Tho |  -young_wldow_lived !n_retrremeru_lor_se\ - ���������  eial yeais,  devoting  herself  to  >..o  jam I * -  of  hor  little  ones,   nnd   the  Interests  of] the   Cap n  of  Maiiues.  tenants and vlllngeis.   Jler Ute -va-?, hiw-        "How's   that?'  ever,   not   lived   out,  and  a  fair  future |     "Well    mc   boy      as  A naval officer tells of a conversation  he once overheard between two marines who were arguing as to who had  the least work to do on board a man-  of-war.  "It's the chaplain," said one. <  "How do you make that out ?" asked  the  second.  "Because he ain't got any work to  do and all day to do it in.'  The second marine snorted his dis-      ���������  guest.  You're wronc;,_J:ick,"-said~hc._"It's ;  awaited her.  .,                  ...     ,i (v-.il,   ...v   uti,,    .,=  you    sav.     the-  ham.   then  an^xtSS^nn^^^^ <'������   ?nd  ?������   <���������**  of twenty-live, a deep   .Uachment ensued ��������� to   do   it   in ;   but   the   Lap n   ol   :Mnr-  nnd   the   marriage   look   pluce   in     1S>:>7. | incs   has   nothing   to   do' and   all   day  jler mends declared rhat ,.ir. ,*'yn.!nam's ������������������ t0 d0 it, and a Lieutenant of Marines  deep,   dark   blue   eyes,   ir nid?.i   !���������������������������   '   '           dark eyelashes, found their way  dark   blue  eyes,   r nid?.i   by  umg,    t0 help him do it.������_Nc.v York Times.  to her heart. They have one child, a  boy���������Master fercy iVyndliani -no*v fourteen years old. Lady Urosvenor has,  perhaps, less detinue beauty than her  sisters, Lady Bradford and Lady /.etland;  out her face ls fascinating, lull . of  tnought, kindness and Intelligence. She  is a clever woman; has read much, and  couuicd among hor irionds many oi the  leading spirits In art, pontics end liler.-i-.  lure. Medlaeviillsm has a curious atlrac-  tion for this lady: and. united to a love  ot the beautiful, influences her whole  rue���������even her religion. Larry Grosvenor  loves and reverences tho past, old colors nnrl fashions, old Pellets end Institutions, l-lcr devotion lo her horn**.  Salglrion Orange, ls greatly louiwtcd on  lhe fact that il was onco a .lonastery,  and she carefully preserves the s.,11 lingering traces or* us peaceful ti.habitants  or long ago. She is a large-minded, large-  hearted woman; and It seems a-.i open  secret that. Ireland���������Its people, ���������<ir11 and  future���������possesses , Her warmest Interest  and sympathy. .Music, ,-i.*ii.itln.-f and g.-tin-  entng are among tier overy-lay amusements. She palms prettily on dress rnn-  terlnls���������silk, velvet, clilll'on or crepo do  chene���������find will adorn an.evening gown  with wreaths or llowers. paint cushions,  book-covers and sometimes (cclesiasllcal  properties. Lady Urosv������ioi-s ptylo of  dress Is quite her own. and arll.-irlc and  original ln the extreme. ih? les.grifi  many garments herself, arrd :nay he considered the Inventor of the collarless  gown, the "picturo" ulouse and the mode  ot wearing priceless pearls, cr a few  big single Jewels with simple serge,  tweed  and  cotton  costumes.  The dowager Czarina Is a great favorite  lu Russia. Among other stories Illustrating her character Is this : She saw on  her husband's table a document regarding a political prisoner. On the margain  Alexander UL had written. "Pardon Impossible ; to bo sent to Siberia." Tho  Czarina took up the pen. and, striking out  tha semi-colon after "Impossible." put lt  before the word. Then the endorsement  read : "Pardon : Impossible to be- sent to  Siberia."   The Csrar let It stand.  r-5-** Shouting Isn't Proving  In the matter of the so-called Catarrh  Cures: Others prate aad'promfse; we perform and prove.  Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder  Is a powder put In the nostril, not in the  mouth. Itis^not a rpme'dy but thc cure,  and the healing effect is felt at once. Tho  breath will come freely, filling the system  with a new vigor*. Colds and'Catarrh rare  relieved, and Headache fully cured in tin  minutes.  Catarrh of twenty years'  standing  cured in a few days.  Hon. Georgo Taylor, the well known  politician, of Scranton; Pa., writes :  Effect of Dr. AGNEW'S CATARRHAL POWDER  can truly say was magicnl. First application cleared my head instantly. I used it  according to. directions, and I liave not  had the slightest.symptoms.sincc."   M  Dr. ACNEW'S LIVER  PILLS  make even a high liver a long liver.  For  dullness of tho  skin,  eriiptiona,  Unguor   ond bowel irregularities,  every pill is as good as a physician, although   tliey cost only  ,.-^���������, ten cents for forty dosts. 18,JKJo*-*,  ���������* -.*X.<rtiV,V������IW^W*-������*.-Wi'l ���������*"      ,'   ������������������*.       V  ROLFF HOUSE  By G. H. BENEDICT.  A Thrilling Story of Love and Adventure.  CHAPTER XXIII.  It was not usual, in the early part of  ihe present century, for wives to oppose their wishes to those of their hus-  ���������bands, especially when tliey were men  Ot property and character in the com*  .-onunlty; still less was it permissible for  ���������a daughter to question the authority  ���������iof her father. But Love has been a  (rebel In all ages. The conventions of  society have never been able to bind  Ithe limbs of the sly and sturdy rogue.  ' Rosa Bruyn was by nature the very  ���������pattern of a dutiful daughter. She  *T6hrank with a reluctance amounting to  !*ruiguish from th" thought of placing  'herself In open rebellion to her father's  ���������Wishes; but there appeared no other  ������������������alternative save to surrender herseli  !an unwilling victim to a hateful mar-  Triage."  "Her anguish and conflict of mind  ���������eaused her to grow paler and sadder ol  jaemeanor, but her strong physical nature was not of a kind to bend speedily  ���������to trouble, however overwhelming it  anight be. The anxiety of her mother  Wor her was much increased. The tender-hearted matron at last began to  .read the secret of her daughters absorbing love for the errant heir of Rolf!  (House. She was drawn into deeper  ���������sympathy with her feelings; and the  ���������anguish and suffering on one side and  ithe .tender condolence on the other at  llast broke down the vestige of a bar-  *ier to perfect confidence that had ex-  flited between them. Rosa confessed  !to her mother all her hopes and doubts  and sorrows, and earnestly sought hex  (advice as to the course she should pur-  '������������������sue. It was but meagre comfort the  .good matron could give.  "It is a decision, my dear child," she  .���������Said, "that must rest   with your   own  ���������heart. !ba_.>. ��������� j from a������... ^fr������ /ou, for  your happiness is so dear to me tha  .should I unhappily direct you wrongly  X could never forgive myself. It is easy  *o see how, from your father's point of  .View, your marriage with Ralph should  appear very desirable. lie seems to be  a. pleasant young man, and his keenness, good character and steadiness are  naturally qualities that appeal to the  -favor of a man like your father. Be-  -tsldes, he will be quite rich; and the fact  Of Roll! House being likely to be his  inheritance is another thing in his favor. Since you were a little girl, your  -father has talked of your being one day.  mistress of Rolff House, and of seeing  It restored to its old dignity. Although  be never liked Claude, this hope Induced  bim to look favorably upon his attentions to you. Had Claude remained  borne, and settled down as heir to the  estate left him, all would have been  ���������well. But his strange departure, and  the stranger results that have followed,  by which the Saybrooks seem co nave  become the owners of nearly all his  property, have greatly embittered your  father's feelings toward him. He seems  to regard the idea of your marriage  .-with him as a thing to be prevented at  all hazards. For my part, although  1 had always liked Claude, and believed  ln his truth and sincerity, I must eon t  fees his hurried desire to get away as  ooon as his aunt was dead, his strange  ���������sacrifices to raise money, his unaccountable letter���������all have shaken my forme*.*  ���������faith In him. I trust that every suspicion against him may be untrue; but!  you know, my dear child, that this is  a world of temptation, in which lho  noblest and best sometimes fall; and,  .we can fully trust no one."  "I know Claude's .faults," replie'l  ���������Rosa; "I know that he was ambitious  and reckless of the opinions ot those he  did not care for; but I would stake my  life on his truth and goodness."  "I,  too,  have  believed  as  you,    my  Bear child,"* said the mother; "but yet  ,we must remember* that Claude's very  generosity   and   carelessness    of    thi.  .world's criticism would be the qualitle  that would expose him    to  the    mos  temptation when cast upon his.own re  sources out ln the world."  Rosa was s^ej-it^^^^p^ld^see^the^  -sduhdhess^of  her  mother's reasoning  It was but an echo of the fear tliat had  always Iain at her own heart.   And ye|  ���������yet she still clung to her faith in her  lover, she knew not why; perhaps, as  ���������the drowning man clings to a straw, be  cause it was the only hope left bf safetj  to her perishing dream    of happiness  although lt consoled her greatly to hav  her mother's full confidence once more  Rosa could profit nothing by her coun  eel.   She was left still to her own unaided resolution to make the decision  eo Important to her future weal or woe*.  On the morning after her conversa.  tion with her mother, Rosa, full of an  .guisli and undeclston,  arrayed herself  lor a walk in the open air, hoping the  clear, bright"day, the fresh breeze, the  songs of the birds, and the cheerful aspect of Nature, would revive the intense  strain of her feelings, and enable her to  think  and  decide  more   clearly.     She  ..bent, her "step3   almost    unconsciously  down the road and into the lane that  led to the old woods   where   she had  taken leave of Claude.   She was sud  denly impelled with an irresistible de-;  sire to visit the spot where thoy had  parted.    She  wandered down  into  tire  wood, and soon was seated in the place  .where    she Had listened    to    his  last  .words.   She remained a long time, s'v-  'ing herself up   to  sad rcilcctions,   and  each   moment   feeling   her   resolution  grow    stronger  to.   dare   and    endure  'everything before sho wouM break tho  ifalth she had here pledged to remain  ���������true to him forever.  After awhile, she arose and walked  on, following the path that wound In  ���������the direction of Rolff House. Suddenly  |Bhe came on the figure of a man, seated on a rock by tiro path, and partially  concealed by a largo tree. She stopped  aud uttered a little cry, when he turri-  ������d his head and she saw that It was  .Carl Crum. !  The old fellow arose arid greeted her  ���������with outstretched palms, ln which Bhe  placed both her own hands.  -.."\Well-m-tafo"   he   exclaimed,   ".who  would have thought to meet you here,  rosebud? But I arrr glad to see you  taking the good medicine of air arrd  sunshine, although, judging from yoii*  pale cheeks, you do not take enough of  it. Ah, I love io see the cheeks of the  ycung rosy, and their eyes bright with  happiness. You-do rot appear l:.ippy,  Rosa."  "I am not happy," replied Rosa, feeling all reserve depart irr the presence of  the old man's pleasant face and kindly  smile; "I aim very, very unhappy."  "And no doubt I can guess the reason  therefor," replied old Carl, shaking his  grizzled head. "I hear it reported that  you are to marry Ralph Saybrook. Ah,  it grieves me to hear so. I am no judge  of human nature if that young man is  not as cold and heartless a villain as  ever ground the faces of the poor or  murdered a woman by slow degrees.  No, no, he is no mate for you, rosebud,  and I need not ask to know" that you  can never give him your heart"  "There Is no promise���������ho engagement," replied Rosa, anxious to clear  herself from the Implied rebuke of tho  old man's words; "but, alas, my father  , urges me to accept him, and it is only  by a sacrifice of' filial duty that I can  -���������escape a fale I shudder to mink of."  These sad words aroused old Carl's  sympathy as well.a.s curiosity, and, determined to fathom what he already  conceived to be a plot of his hated  enemy, he gradually and skillfully drew  ���������from Rosa the whole story of the  scheme to force Ralph Saybrook on her  favor as a suitor.  "So, so," muttered the old man, after  he had learned every detail of the matter, "they would force you to marry  young Ralph, and they are to fit up  RolfC House as a bridal present, elr5  Now, by all the good angels, that  scheme should never- prosper. Let me  advise you, rosebud. I am old enough  to be a little wise, and in this matter I  feel so deep a sympathy for you tlrat I  long to help you, and I think I have a  plan in my head that will do it. I can  see that you shrink from disobeying  your father, although the thought ol  marriage with Ralph Is as repugnanl  to you as can be. Well, as I understand  it, that old fox has caught your father  -with a promise that he will fit up RoIO  House for you and Ralph when you art  married. Perhaps he means to, bul  there may be dlffi-.ultles in the way.thai  he little dreams of. Ah, he's a crafty  villain; but we will be crafty too. Now  rosebud, mark me. You go ba-lc home,  and tell your father that you . have  made up your mine*1   and that you will  at his daughter again, as If he was not  quite sure he was not deceived in what  he had heard; but tho glance seemed to  reassure him.  "I am glad to hear you say so," ho  replied, cheerfully. "I've always said  you'd wake up yet and know what is  best for you. Why, any girl might be  proud to be mistress of Rolff House.  .When it is fixed up again, Ralph and  you can live there like king and queen."  "But there's one thing, father," Rora  made haste to say. "I have never been  satisfied that Mr. Saybrook has n good  title to ths house. It seems so strange  that Claude should make it over to him  persistency, flattery and ridicule, ana  he employed them with all his skill.  Some he coaxed into acceptance, others  he ridiculed so unsparingly for their  cowardice that they were fain to give  way at last, while a few were not half  disposed to believe in the ghost stories,  and were ready enough to accept his  terms.  So the work of restoring and repairing was begun at Rolff House. A forco  of laborers was put to work in improving the grounds, while carpenters and  masons entered the old house to commence their labors there.  It wa3 Anthony Saybrook:s   design to  There may be some deception about it. J materially  change "the   old   house,   but  I hope you will allow me to refuse to  marry Ralph till the house Is fully repaired and restored, arid the title is  made perfectly clear."  "To be sure I will," replied the blufi!  old fellow. "No need to advise mo  about that. We must have a written  agreement, and they must carry everything out to the letter. I'll see to that.  .Yes, yes, by my dunder, we'll have that  all straight. Never shall you leave this  house, little girl, till there's a place fit  for a queen to put you in."  "I have one more favor to ask,  father," said Rosa.  "Well, out with lt," replied the old  man, now in the best of humor.  "I do not wish Ralph to be anything  more to me than he is now till after  Rolff House is fuliy repaired. Something might happen, you know."    ���������  "Of course, of course���������that shall te  as you wish," answered the old man,  "It's always well to be careful. Keep  him off; yes, yes���������'twill hurry up matters. Ah, you're a shrewd little girl;  that's my own Rosa now."  Bending over and imprinting a kiss  on his cheek, Rosa turned and went* in  the house, anxious not.to commit herself any further in the implied consent  to marry Ralph Saybrook.  marry Ralph on one condition. TLet  tlrat condition be that the wedding  shall not take i*r>ace till Rolff House ls  * repaired and restored to its former  grandeur. Now,'don't look astonished;  trust'an old man who would give his  life for you, and would rather see you  dead than married to Ralph Saybrook.  My word for it, they will never go far  In the work of repairing aud restoring  Rolff House. Strange things have happened in the old house; and stranger  things may yet come to pass. The popular belief is that it is haunted. Of  course, this is silly; yet there is a mystery about the house, and, my word for  lt, it will.never be repaired and restored save by the rightful heir. At  least, the plan I propose would give you  time, and relieve you for awhile from  the strain of anxiety that is undermining your health; and so far it would be  good. It will take a long time to fully;  repair Rolff House, and much may happen in the meantime. I feel assured wo  can trust the future. The good Lord  will help us. He always helps those  ���������Who put their trust in him. Do as I  counsel, rosebud, and' if ail does not  turn out well, we shall at least hav^  time to arrange new plans."  The hearty eagerness with which the  old man entered Into the subject of her  troubles, his kindly sympathy, and  ready advice, were very grateful to  Rosa. He seemed for the moment a  good angel sent to comfort and help  ^her.^His=advlce~appeared-"to-heri-w*ise"  and shrewd; but she hesitated to use  any deception toward her father. Old  Carl, however, used his best endeavors  to convince her that some craft was  necessary to meet the crafty schemes  of the lawyer, and urged his plan so  confidently that she was .at'last fully  convinced that if she gave her promise  as advised she would most probably  never be called upon to fulfill it.  And,so, her spirits much restored, and  deeply resolving the subject in her  mind, she returned home. Her father  was sitting in his accustomed chair on  the stoop as she entered the yard smoking his pipe. Rosa did not. seek to  avoid him, as she might have done, had  Bhe not had old Carl's plan in her mind.  On the contrary, she boldly approached  him, and, stopping beside his chair,  placed her hand .on his shoulder. The  old man looked up, and was evidently  puzzled a moment by her bright and  cheerful look.  "Eh, been walking?" he said, enquiringly. "It has dono you good. Where  have you been?"  "Down through the woods, and over  toward Rolff House, father," was the  reply.   '.������������������'���������  ."'yvell, what was there to see there?"  h*e asked, half suspiciously.  Her sudden return to cheerfulness was  evidently puzzling to  him.  "There was much to be seen," she  replied, keeping in mind tho carrying  out of old Carl's advice. "For one  thing, there was Rolff House.   I must  CHAPTER XXIV.  I/aek of energy was not a characteristic of lawyer Saybrook.. Having resolved on carrying out the scheme  ���������which involved the repair and restoration of Rolff House, he proceeded about  the business with a nervous, restless,  fretful energy peculiar to him.  As he had anticipated, he found that  there existed a prejudice among the me.  chanles and workingmen of the place  against having anything to do with the  old house. Few would confess that  they were superstitious or timid enough  to be afraid of the ghosts, If any there  existed, in broad daylight, yet all seemed to have a convenient excuse for not  engaging In the lawyer's employ. II  was evident that the mysterious death  of Leb. Sackett was not forgotten, and  that the popular mind was disposed to  take the most superstitious "view of that  tragic occurrence.  The lawyer's task was not rendered  any easier by the action of old Can  Crum. That worthy had of late fallen  Into one of his freaks of visiting Ronk's  bar-room of an evening, where of course  the proposed changes at Rolff House  formed one of .the chief topics of gossip.  Over pipe and toddy, many were the  wonderful stories revived or Invented* in  regard to the old mansion. Old Carl  would sit and listen to these, leaning  baokohi his chair, his head sunk* on hie  chest and half hid by his round, broad  Shoulders, "while his red face and keen  blue  eyes,  framed   in  by his  floating,  frowsy white hair and beard, and half:  seen tlirough the veil of smoke from his j  short pipe, gave him the appearance of ,  some old magician, whose occult knowl-  simpiy to put it in good repair. Tho  walls and frame were as substantial a3  ever, and needed but littlo attention.  It was evident enough that most of  the workmen entered tho old houso  with reluctance, and that they were  prepared to witness some strange developments. Even had nothing mysterious occurred, some of the more]  timid or superstitious, under the strain  of nervous expectation, would probably  have fancied ere long that they heard  or saw something out of the usual way.  But something did occur.  The first forenoon's work in Roltt  House had not passed by before ail  present in the house were alert and  listening to a mysterious sound that  occurred occasionally. It was a low,  muffled, peculiar boom, that was heard  at regular intervals, and soon began  to attract attention and remark. It  .was not loud, and yet it seemed to penetrate every part of the great building,  and to be heard above the sound of the  tools In use. Perhaps the senses of the  hearers were sharper from a sort of  nervous dread and expectation, but certain lt is that everybody was soon  aware that they could not distract their  attention from the strange sound. All  day long, at regular intervals of two or  three minutes, it was heard. It did not  seem to be In any particular part of  the house, but this might have been  more apparent than real, owing to the  nervousness of the listeners.  Everybody knows the power of a low,  regular, unusual sound, occurring in  the night, to.work on the sensibilities ol  a nervous or timid person. Much the  same effect was produced on the less  courageous of the workmen by the mys.  terlous sound. All day long it did not  vary in intensity or in the regular monotony of its occurrence, but, to the  sensitive nerves of those who attributed  It to some supernatural cause, it gradu-  ally, as the close of tho day drew rs,  seemed to assume a deeper and rao"  solemn if not menacing tone.  That night the strange sound that  had been heard in Rolff House was the  talk of the village, and the more timid  workmen had their fears wrought on  by the warnings and prognostications  of evil they heard on every hand.  The next day not half of the workmer  appeared to resume their labors at Rolfl  House. A number of them, however,  made their appearance, quite resolved  not to be easily frightened.  They went to work, and the mysterious sound was heard as before. By  noon, the panic had been communicate.'  to others, and they did not return, and  before night still others had left theit  posts. The next day, the building was  practically deserted.  London's Bridge Craze.  The bridge craze in  I.ondoi  is again  agitating society   trad  club  circles,  and  quite a revolt is    rising    among    certain   sections against the game.   Archdeacon Sinclair waxes very fierce in his  Indictment of this game.    "The present  period,"  lie  says,   "reminds  one  of  the  days  of  the Regency,  when  women  of  lu'gh position remained indoors throughout tire day with the blinds down playing faro.   I have recently heard of cases  in   which   yormg   girls 'started   playing  bridge   on   Sundays   immediately* after  breakfast nnd continued playing all drry.  No mnn who is a man should allow his  womankind   to  gamble  nnd   become  in  debt to other men.   Tire consequences of  such   a  state   of  affairs   will   not   even  bear discrrssion.   The only wiry to check  this growing evil is for womerr of really  hr>h position and high principle to form  a league against playing bridge by women."   A member of the Portland nnd  Turf Clubs���������who, although a devotee of  bridge, regards with aversion the reckless  gambling   K>f   fashionable   wonnen   nnd  would-be smart men���������said:  "Something  must be done to check gambling, at any  rate among women.   Many men, myRelf  among them, absolutely refuse to play  bridge with women.    Women have been  known, to stand up when they have lost  three rubbers    and    hysterically accuse  some unfortunate male player of cheating before a roomful of people."   Several  of the West End clubs have found it necessary to limit  bridge gambling.    The  newly formed Atlantic Club, for example,  has decided that not more than $2,500 a  week will.be booked to'a single member.  ���������Points will be limited to 50 cents each,  with  a  maximum  of  $50  on  a  game.  These sums considerably exceed those allowed by other clubs, but the Atlantic's  nickname of the "Millionaires' Club" ex-  ?lains why high play is allowed there,  'he weekly limit at the St. James's Club  has been fixed at $1,500, and at 'the  Bachelors' Club at $1,000, while the  points of the game are limited to 25  cents at each club. No money changes  hands during the games at these clubs.  Each player employs a card-room cashier  to keep accounts. If a loser does nol  pay his. account by an appointed date he  ceases to be a member. A development  of the game is that interested persona sit'  behind a known skilful player arrd bncl^  his skill. A secretary of one of the  clubs says that when a member is know i  to be an exceptionally good player, but  is not rich or not rash enough to play  heavy points, other members will carry  liim, that is, pay his points and draw a  percentage of his winnings. Many a clever fellow, it is said, is making $5,000 a  year in this manner without running any  risk. ,  Takes Issue with the President.  Morganatic Marriages in  America.  edge might well Extend to whatever was  mysterious and unaccountable. But  .when appealed to for his opinion on  any of the superstitious tales In regard*  to the old mansion, the old fellow would  ..-*-  ��������� (CHAPTER XXV. ~ -    -*--',  This Interruption of his plans was er*'  tremely annoying to the lawyer, who  had been sent for when matters reachei  the crisis previously narrated. Tha  ���������workmen were gathered at a safe distance from the old mansion. It was ln  vain that he Interceded with them. Ail  ���������were inclined to attribute it to somo  supernatural means, save one man���������tho  simply reply with a grave shake of tho ��������� red-bearded,    jovial   fellow,    who  had  head, which seemed to indicate that he  wasn't disposed to reveal what he knew  about the matter. Only once did he  open his lips on the subject.  It was late one evening. The barroom was filled, and among the company were several who had been approached by the Iaw3-er with a view to  engage their services in the repairs at  Rolff House. Of course, the conversation was directed to that all-Important  topic.  "���������Well, for my part," said one of tho  oracles���������a pursy, downright little man,  who spent most of his abundant spare  time In the bar-room���������waving his right  hand energetically as he talked, "I  wouldn't go near that old house for any  money���������no, not for all the treasure there  is in the great vault, that old Magnus-,  RoltT sold his soul for.- No gentlemen  ���������no, sir.   And why?" .,;  "Perhaps because you are afraid you  might have to do some workjyreplled^  ���������the-landiordrsarcastically.  There .was a titter from a few of the  circle.  "No, sir, no, sir," replied the little  man, nothing, daunted, and growing  more serious in his manner; "because,  sir, there's no telling when eld Magnus  Rolff may be let loose from the infernal  regions to visit his treasures in the old  house. Who wants to meet him? I  don't, gentlemen. Leb. fc'ackect's fate is  ..warning enough forme.*'  "Pooh!" said a large, red-whiskered,  pleasant-faced man, one cf the few  skeptics in tlie place in regard to the  stories told about Rolff House. "YVh-s  believes that story?"  "I-do," responded the littlo man  promptly. "There's no doubt about it-  He's been seen more than once. It's  gospel truth, gentlemen. Here���������I'll  leave it to old Carl."  The old man was accustomed lo theso  appeals; but of late, as iias been said,  had replied only with a grave shake of  .the head, Which, however, was more effective than words in confirming tho  impression as to his knowledge if tho  alleged mysterious events. On this occasion,  however,  he chose to  speak.  "All I have to say in reply to the-  question of our friend." he said, "is  that if anything couuld rouse old .Magnus Rolff from his grave���������if he ever  had a grave���������It -.vouiJ be for that precious rascal, Anthony Saybrook, or any  of his agents, to enter Rolff Housa fer  tho purpose of despoiling it."  Saying this, the old man settled bael-S  decide, you know, whether I will like iff* ,n  Ma chilir  aBJlin>.. and   resumed* bis  fr,,-   mv   I ,i I ii i-t.   hmnf, " .' '.. ��������� ~. - ���������. ..........     , ���������  for my future home.  -.'Eh?���������so, so; to be sure, to be sure," I  lie replied,  a surprised smile  stealing i  over his face,    "it's very proper   you !  should do so.   But you'll be sure to like  it when it Is all  fixed up again.    Ah,  lt was a grand plae*? once, Rosa."  "So you have told me, father," she  replied; "and I have made up my mind  that if It is fully restored to its ancient  dignity I would Uke to be mistress uf  it."  These words had a decidedly enllve������-  Inr effect oa the old farmer.   H������ iookd-l  smoking. His words produced an Im  prossion, and were quote! about the  village next day In an exaggerated  form to the effect that old Carl had  prophesied that if any atlcmpt wan  made to enter the old house the s-plrlt  of .Magnus Rolff would be roused from  his grave to resist It.  Spite of all the reluctance he found  among those whom he approae.led on  the subject, to ������n?atrit(g in his cmpr'oy  to assist in repairing Rolff House, Anthony -Say-brook did not grow dl������-  eeurafea.   Ho wen knew th* powmt* ef  sneered at the superstitious tales about  tho old house in the bar-room of Ronk's  tavern a.few evenings before. He wus  a carpenter--a burly, good-natured,  sceptical, fearless man; and now, having recovered his presence of mind, ho  .was disposed to ridicule the fears of his  fellow workmen.  "Soho," he exclaimed, "we are to be  frightened from our work by spooks,  are we? For my part, I believe soma  *���������* chap is down there in the cellar trying  to make fools of us, and If any man  dare go with me, we will go down and  rout him out."  . Not a man ventured to accept this offer, spite' of his taunts of cowardice;  ond at length he said:  "Well, if no one wil*. go with me, I  will go alone. Pah! you're all babies  to be frightened by ghost stir:<=s.  There's some rascal in that house has  been playing trick**" on us. But I'll  show him he can't trhshtenjM._J^hjfa__  -iri=th_eTe"'yetrl*irnnd"h"im out."  So saying lie boldly entered the half  again, seized a caudle that had been  left burning, and started down to search  the lower rooms, while his companions  waited outside in consternation at hia  daring actions.  He had not been gone over five minutes, however, when he appeared again.  Rushing out of the house, with white  countenance arrd evidently in mortal  terror, he paused on reaching the group  of his comrades, who gathered around  him and eagerly besought him to tel)  what he had seen. It was some seconds  before he could regain control enough  of himself to speak.   At last he said:  "What a fool and coward I am! But,  upon my soiil, I couldn't help it. They  tell no lies about that house. As I am a  living man, when I got down in tliat  gloomy old basement I saw somebody  who must be the spirit of old Magnus  Rolff or else the very .Devil himself. I  wasn't mistaken. It' was.no human being. For my part, I won't go in that  house again except In the daylight to  ret my tools.   I've had enough of it."  ���������Shis confirmation of all their fears by  one who had been so bold to deny and  investigate, Increased the consternation  of the workmen, and all resolved to  abandon their work at once, and not to  resume it. Their return to the village,  and the strange stories they had lo tell,  of course caused a great sensation. It  was the only topic of gossip that evening, and the excitement and interest  Brew aa the news spread.  This sudden breaking up of his plans  In regard to Roll! House caused tho  lawyer to set all his wits to work. Ho  .was shrewd enough lo see at once that  uniees the public delusion could bo  counteracted, and either- the true cause  of the mysterious occurrences at Uolff  House discovered, or the matter plausibly explained, his plans for the repair  of the old house would be completely  balked. Ho was of too cold, skeptical  a natur-t to put any faith In the stories  of a supornaturdl origin to 'the occurrences. Me had his axitplctoa* as ts tho  tru* oauso, aa������ ko eon-Mo** ***** U  ���������alii*.  Mrs.  Mary  A.* Livcrmore,    Boston's  veteran  lecturer,  took   issue  the   other  day  in  a  lecture   before   the   Mothers'  ana     Fathers'    Club     in     that ���������    city  with    President    Roosevelt     on     the  subject of large families.   What is needed, she asserted, is "child culture."   "II  would not be race suicide if we were to  ���������have homes.into whicli only two or three  children were born.   Quality and charae  tor signify  more  than  a  horde."    Mrs.  Livermore  took the stand that Americans need to give more' attention to the  ' culture of fathers and mothers than to  that of the child.    "There are men and  women who are unfit to be the parents of  .'children," she said; "in many cases it is  better to take children awny from their  natural parents, so that they may have  a  chance  to'do better."    A writer    in  "Vogue," who also  considers  the President's "race-suicide" opinions harmful to  the community, says: "So carried away  bv  the President's  exceedingly  flippant  views  have   been  reception   committees  and Individual parents, that tho many-  childroned have been made a conspicuou.-  feature of the programmes arranged for  .the Presidential tour.   It wns left, how*  ��������� ever, for a New York journal to go to  the extreme of showing the Prcsident'*-  theories in the fullest possible mnnifes  tation, and  to  this  end  it insulted  its  readers   by  parading   the   portraits   of  Mormons, somo of whom having espoused  as many as six wives, are now the fathers  each  of   thirty-nine   immediate   descendants.    The views  of ono of these  men are given extensive space, and in  order to still further honor him, hi* portrait  is published along  with   those  of  other Mormons.    Naturally,  the  President's  views  are  heartily  seconded_ by  the Mormons, they as well as he having,  apparently,.not the slightest conception  of any higher view of the function of  the human_Jbelng, =espjjcjany���������iofi=wpmen,  "thlfn^torbe a  connecting link between  generations.   If adults are so foolish as  to burden themselves with children be-  'j'ond their ability properly to bear and  care for them after birth, small sympathy need be wasted upon  theni.     Their  unwise course  will, in  most instances,  bring its own bitter punishment, which  it is to be hoped will bo properly disciplinary.   But It Is for the children that  ono pleads." __^   Three Victims of Fashion,  The announcement Is made that the  United States Government will deal  strictly with army officers who have  married Filipino girls and abandoned  them. Commenting on this information, tlio Kansas City "Journal"  alludes to the similar treatment of Indian girls by white men in the earlv settlement of the West���������a state of affairs  that wns not confined to Uncle Sam's  territory by nny means, but applied to  the Canadian TN'orth-Wcst and British  Columbia also, where there are to-day  hundreds of halfbreed descendants o"f  white men who made their mark in the  commerce and politics of the country.  Says the paper referred to:  "There is nothing particularly new in  the revelations with respect to "'morganatic' ninrringca by United States army  officers. Before the Civil War it was almost the customary thing tor officers  stationed in Oregon or Washington Territory to consort with Indian girls. At  Tacoma or Seattle the visitor often has  pointed out to him hnlfhreeds who bear  the names of somo of the most distin-l  guished Civil Wnr generals, nnd who ara  known to be the sons or daughters of  these officers. It is explained that when  these officers were young lieutenants  they were stationed in the wilds of the  Norflh-West, far from the society of women of their own kind; that they needed housekeepers; that it was the custom  of the region for white men to consort  with Indian maidens; that, according to  Indian standards, there was nothing  wrong about it, and that from every  standpoint it was advantageous to the  girl taken for a temporary wife. At the  little town of Puyallup, ten miles from  Tacoma, there are two fine-looking men  who bear the name of a general who for  a long time was at the head of the quartermaster's department of the United  States army. These men are the sons of  the general. He married their mother, a  Puyallup Indian, when he was a lieutenant, and stationed at the Puyallup Indian Agency, long before the Civil War.  Tn later years he married an American  woman in the far East,, and renTed a  family. But he did not abandon his family on the Pacific Coast. His sons were  taken east and put through one of the  lending colleges. He frequently visited  them, and openly acknowledged tlrem.  On one oecasron, at least, he was accompanied by his American wife, who seemed  to know the circumstances, and to have  accepted tlicrn philosophically. His Indian wife lived for some ycnr3 after he  had married his American spouse, though  he never visited her. But old-timer.-  about Tacoma will tell the "visitor Thoii  lie made her old age comfortable whilc-  earinjf as a father should for the sons o*  Lheir marriage."  'QUAINT OLD-TIME WAY--  <Fna������ral sad HreetlBt: Ii.*n������e It**ttiIatft������i*(������������o****  w a Centarr������"(1 '* 'tairA|;o  , Diving into the oTtl recorc's etoE*-'  oi the most charm:.? cities cf azz^  commonwealth, Nor hjr.* ".Jon. ve-fle-**-  much of deep  Inter  customs and habits ( :' :  fire was found in "ir.e  in oiden time, and *.������������������.*:  ceiuly foot    stoves  *���������*. -  church, as were tali. .-  evening meetings.    H:  portant vital question ���������  meelin**! was,  "Sha;:   :.  ���������wives  be seated to.,  and the vote was a:,  ���������   In 1744, about the I ..  athan Edward's troi. ; (  It was voted not "to  ���������  of bringing his daur i.  field."    In  1738  thii  town records:    "Ta"  eration    tbe   dlfficuliy  hath labored under    IK  reveal-tr-Tv1  *��������� ?.:'.! a.-���������'���������I*-**.".'  *-���������; .-loaes:*"  .   voly ������������������**='  . .. rie.d--7z\:  '.3 to tfcr  -.  i   the    ic*  .   til tow*v  .*:'      : 1    tSa-r.  njwar*;*"  ���������'.iiv  ! . CJT SOS.- -  ^arisc. -���������  ���������*       .  tfirirgj.  .i   ���������. L'roek---  [i    :..  Jnrtt: .,-  *tc consfai--"  .Ir. Edwanfc sr  ye ..-,    arti* ���������*  Character in Names.  * In the attic there inet a hoop-skirt, a  bustle and a corset.  "Good morn jug, friends," said the cornet, who was a new arrival..  The others nnlutod- graciously.  "It hus been a long tinre since I saw  you," said lho corset to the bUHtle.  "Yes," answered the bustle. "Tliey  told me to go 'way back and sit down  quite a while ago.*"  "And I," murmured the hoop-skirt. "I  once* hnd my day of usefulness, and I  must suy I enjoyed life whilo I was in  society."  * "I understand," commented the corset, "that you whooped things up considerably."  ' "Indeed I did," answered the hoop-  skirt with a flutter of pride. "If I do say  it myself, they all had to rnako room for  me."  "But at last," observed Ure ���������bustle, a  trifle maliciously, "you had to go in order to make room for them."  "True," retorted the hoop-skirt* "but  you had to go -"  ".Excuse me," interrupted the corset  sadly, "but it does us iro good to induljfo'  in this recrimination. I remember when  first I attained popularity. It waa said  then that I had come to stay." j  The three wero mingling their team*,  when Dame Fashion groped her way  through  the attio to  them.  "Here they are!" she cried. "Just,  what I want for aext oen*on."���������"Judge.*!  In allusion to thc theory of an EnglisV  newspaper writer who holds that a man':-  character is consciously or unconsciously  influenced by his Christian name and  whose article to that eil"ect was reproduced in "Saturday JTsight" last week.  London "Punch" printes some bantering  comment:  Nothing, it declares, is *o unalterable  aa the character that accompanies <*  Christian name. Deductions from Christian names are absolutely safe. T3ie.i  lrave all the finality of the axioms o-  Christian science. For instance, havi  you ever known an Oliver who was nol  interested in lightning conductors, an Alma who, was not artistic, or a Sidrrey  who did not oppose thc Baconian heresy!  Names ending in zw always denote  selfishness. Names ending in tku are tc  be avoided: their owners arc treacherous. Beware of names beginning in Tp.  No woman over seven feet high was eve:  called Birdie. Women named George  write novels. A baby named Jnbez Elijah Ahasuerus, if always called by its  full name, will not grow up. A cat if  called Beethoven is sure to indulge in  moonlight 6onatas.  Joseph is ambitions and shrewd. Hugh  i-r opinionated and talks too much. Winston shares these peculiarities. Lloyd is  argumentative. Jesse is bovine, and  runs to side-whiskers. Show we a Wilfrid  arrd I will show j-ou a teetotaller. Arthur might be less willowy. Gerald U  academic. George is eloquent and epigrammatic. John is sturdy and persistent. Gibson is importunate and impertinent.   Tim is vitriolic.  Literary men, who study these things,  will bear out what I say. Ask them if  they ever knew an Andrew who was nqt^  =booklshran=AnHiony"who^ws'h'dt~wit'ty,  a Marie who was vain? They will tell  you bliat Maurieo is romantic, Jerome  facetious, MacGreegor undersized. Produce a Eudyard, and you will seo omniscience. Conaii is interested in crime.  Algernon composes ballads before breakfast. Theodore i3 critical. William by  itself is capable de tout: allied to Ernest  it thunders; allied to Schwenck it jokes;  allied to ltobertson it resists tho payment of Tates.  Nicknames are equally consistent ln  their connotations. A boy called "Trotter.," has large feet. No boy with a snub  nose was ever called "Hookey." Have  you ever seen a brunette known as "Ginger?" Boys und girls who are called "Corw  rots" have red hair always.  some  time past with   tOcpecl  to'TdTTs ���������  firewood,  the town  io ed  tb.it  thoa.-  ~  persons-   who   have    u t    tl-'s   ye������E-* =  brought him a load ol  wood    njig-fc*" --  have liberty between t!   , tic.e    asr-f la  next Tuesday night to bi .:g c^ck-oirr. 7  his load of wood."    If tb-re was nsrc 'i "-  a sufficiency of wood by thai U_;e,-tfe; /  town then voted, the Selectmen. slr***il.' >  eee that the deficiency should be necr   -  at the cost of the town.  Later, in 17S9, we find in the wet  rant for town  meeting    this    cnn*5*c  "To procure firewood for the Uev. SJfc~  Williams,  to choose'a co .iro fr-*    .?*.    -  eeat the meeting nou-e.'"   A .      t^*-^-  rfous business to decide   v.-Ti-j ��������� joaH  take preference in trie  b.oid  ri-c&si-  The "nigger pew," werl    ren:_aibere-ir  by the writer,  caused  iro  ��������� ���������ji-'v'tysrtsr  said officer, as that w:i������ .--.. ..-,    -accepted    by  the    "colored    I. -'- r.r-a*^  like cows in the stable, who -.v-at ess.  tifully to their separate ziu'.:*.  No only the living had .-yc- *! rates*  ���������governing their conduct, *-.*... ��������� -.������������������moss���������  about the dead were very Quaint**; ae**  by this report of a comrr.'tTs?, TTtay-vIAT"  17S0, to whom had bce:r icrc.rdd-.tie--  conduct of funerals, as follows:  !   Whereas, It is tie op'n.en cf thfi**-  ,town that funerals oug.i. i-   *���������; aner*  ducted with great deec-:;:/ rji,   ���������- arwir  tun in order to Impress o.-i l Tl -j.������ *an*S.".  risen generation    the imr*r.ortc.ic������-- cl-  the awful    solemnity, ann to    r-_uUsr-  the house of mourning be.ter   :.i.c.ttes.-  house of feasting.   Be it tber.-.j.e rec--;*  onrmended  to all tbe i.-h-ib   -nts.'  o5* -  this town to obsenre the lOiic. ng.-E������e- ���������  illations at funerals:  First���������That the relatives ci thd'-rfe--  ceased fellow next the cor^^e, * twtti-  and two.  ' Second���������If the deceased w~ a taaSs^  peraon the males are to fo-iuw w*Wi;. -  the mourners, two and  two, and tUc**"  women after theni, two and two, ls*r-  if the deceased wai a woman, then-tiz  women are to follow reit the moarj?  ers and the men after ine-n.  Third���������Those on horse-back   are-.���������������?���������  -  follow in after the foot fo:T;., horaej  two and two, and the carria.T" ara-tn - -  follow in the rear of the r-   ecss.on.  And    It is requested  ihF.t : j pasoii.  walk or ride on either sice the procession from the house to di zranzj  *.   Ten  cf  tbe prominent men of th������~ ���������  city  were    appointed aad    rcqo?ste<ii  to attend at funerals Rird to reg-ufcito  the procession thu recommended. tra>  til lhe same shall become hiTutual tc  the people.    In 17*6 the quec ion W3������  raised in the annual t^wn u:& >tin*r " il  the town would be at the erc-jeuse ot.  coloring the  meeting hous-*,'and    Jt  passed in the negative:"      Evideotif  They thought that nature would do 'v.-  without expense.    Not till  1 ."49 wans  the forts and fortifications of the towjp  demolished and tho lumber and boaxdiv  sold for the benefit of the to rn. La������v  were passed relaUve to   tbe   schooling of boys and the amount of wood  they shouid bring to the schoolhon&e*;  girls  were  of    no account in    ttosw- --  days.���������Springfield Republican.  Tho KldHPapa, wfctjrt dM Lot 9o frno*\  his wye warn *ar>r**d Into fwHT JPd���������JEM  started a*tMag tar a tmh amaj 9*a t%  The Aspiring* Mule.  A Mule, turned out to graze by the  Roadside, looked enviously over the Palings of a Paddock in which a Thoroughbred was kicking up his Heels.  "Ah! It's all .the Paddock," said the  Mule. "If I were inside those Palings,  People would take mc also for a Thoroughbred."  Presently, to his no small Delight, he  found a small Gap in the Palings. After  much Labor, he pushed his Way through  nnd, going up to the Thorougrrbred, accosted hira familiarly. To his annoyance,  however, the Thoroughbred threw bis  Hoird in the Air, and went on kicking up  his Heels just as though there wero no  such Thing ns a Mule in. Existence.       ���������*���������  ������������������Cornel You need not put on all that  Flank," exclaimed the mortified Mule.  "Now that I am inside this Paddock I  am as good as vou."  ' "Don't talk Snaffles!" retorted tho  Thoroughbred, scornfully. "ThU Paddock, indeed, is a very good Paddock, as  Paddocks go. But it neither makes me  what I am, nor you what you are not. If  you were to remain luide thc������e Parings,  until Knacker's J>*y, you would still be  a mero Mule; while if I were to graze by|  the Public Boadside for the ume Period;  I ahould b������ noo* the lea* a Thorough-!  Tfcre*"  Uetrml���������Ao Qtttfit&n k aifll as Out.  tMar^gnm^fa a li!������V������fl Ttnrjro������������r*������.���������Lo*j>  A Cnrlon������ rl������������t Tii.-it ( oilRtil.  It is now well known tbat the sharp.  and broad distinction formerly mads-.  between animals and plants does nofe- :  conform  to  the  facts.    The  ceils or .  -,p!ante,4ike-thos������=of-anim5!������,T- are rNE-"-  xerentiated in funcUon and are g.oui*-���������-  ed to form special organs fer --aiuj���������  tion, respiration, excretion���������cvn fa-r*  the perception of light. Tho s*':ii tiv-3.3-  pant (Mimosa) has a well-ueveiopedst  Ecnue ol touch.  J A certain tissue   In the leaves   r-t?'  plants  performs  tBe    functions of a-^.  liver.   The respiration of plants is es���������'  pecially interesting.      On  ir***    ������������������n.Ii-r.-~.  side of leaves and on c*-eu *-.:��������� j a*-*r "**  millions of microscopTc mouths, each-  of which is opened and closed by twJ    -  movable lips.   These opening:* are lbs,-  terminations  of passas^o  which    art.  filled wilh water-vapor, air and other-  gases, produced by tbe chemical chang-- ���������  es which accompany gro%vch.  ,. The vine called the coushing besn.-  (Eutada tussiens). is a native of moisv  .tropical region.  By accidental transportation of Ha  seeds it has gradually spread to much  less congenial spots, especially railroad embankments, where it endures*  drought very well, though Its growthr  is stunted. But there is one thins"  which it cannot stand, and that is  dust. When the breathing pores become choked by dust Use gases accumulate within the leaf for a time and  then are forcibly expelled in an. audible paroxysm of coughing and sneezing which makes the leaf tremble-violently. At the same tj.'jo the whole.  plant becomes red in the face, so to  speak, through the sinking in of tho  green chlorophyll grains and the ap-.  pcarance of particles of red colorin-r.,  matter on the surface. '  Tbe Etttada is sometimes cultivate-!  as a house plant. Sweeping tho room  is very apt to set the poor plant a-  coughing, to the inten:*;o astonishment  of persons who aro unfamiliar wlUr1-  lts  neculiarities.  .   .    .���������Hermann~lIag.*-dom, jr., Ia" th  "Reader." L.W.J  The motives vou appeal to betray jro*f  estitnate of the* man.���������N. Y. "Life."     j  ffm a*  1  I*! Revelstoke Herald and  Railway Men's Journal.  Tl!l*l*sri.VY,   Xl)VK)II!Kll   ill.   lillKI.  A RIGIIT STAND.  Premier McHiide announced cU'iuly  tilt* position of thu present -eovuTii-  iiront on rnilways at Vancouver- orr  S.-ttrrrdny when Ire said:  -���������If any aid is given to railways Iiy  tliv Government wi* will irot pan with  arry of tlie assets of this country, unless we- l-L'lain for- tiro people* such control ovur the freight anil pas.si'iiyer  rates as will rntike the system one with  ���������which the people can do business. In  firtinc we imi**t .see to it when we give  anything uf value that we gel something valuable in return."  -XVe are irot a C. l'\ R. or- a Great  Northern Government. We are connected in no way with any corporal ion.  We nve of the people and for the  people, and I say to yon. give us your  confidence and we will prove thai, we  are worthy of it, to the very hilt. We  are not a Mainland or an Island Government, but will deal honestly Iiy the  \\ hole Province."  This is the right* attitude to lake  and we are sure he endorsed by all  classes of the people. The something  for* nothing game has p;ot to stop arrd  ���������we have already evidence that Hon.  Hichaid McBride meant what he said.  The fight he led successfully against  ihe Canadian Northern grab will for  evi-i'stamp hlrn a.s air able lighter for  the rights of the people.  PROVINCIAL FINANCES.  One of the most difficult tasks before  lire present government will be the  placing ill" provincial finances orr a  satisfactory basis. Tiie public debt at  present airrount.s to $10,$25,SHC>, made  up of .������2,2111.700 held in England arrd  tfli'X 000 pallia men t.-J. buildings debentures held in Victoria. Taking the  population of British Columbia* at  200.000.this amounts, roughly speaking,  lo S50 per head, which is a-large sum  but will have lo be increased if neces-  .-ary   public'  works  are  to be carried  OUI.  The  estimates  for the current year  anticipate   a   revenue   of    $2,19^,000.  while   the 'authorized'    expenditures'  amount   to   over   $2,;T>00.000.      It will  thus be seen that a considerable deficit  has to   be  met  by a bank   overdraft  upon  which  interest  has to  be paid.  The   previous year this was approximately 851,000 and 1003-4. will probably  exceed  that, sum by several thousand  dollars.    This Will   have   to stop arrd  the only way irr  which  it can at present   lie done'is. the raising of  another  loan.     XVe are not averse to this step.  A large portion  of  the  monies  is expended   orr   works   of    a   permanent  nature which  justifies' the imposition  nf a portion  of their cost  on the taxpayers- of years to come.  The   Province   has     to   face   fixed  ��������� cb;ii-ge.s-of-**-over=.Sol7*0<JK)ii&-pi'e.=(-rU~rrr-  the interest   and   sinking fund on the  public debt and there are several other  items   which   eannol   well be reduced  such   a-   cost.-  of   Legislation, Public  In.-tiUrtiorrs.   Administration  of  Justice,   ICdrication.  Transport. Hospitals  and   Charities and   Revenue service.-.  Practically   the     only    dircclions   in  which   expenditure   can   he curtailed  are Civil  .Salaries and   Public Works.  The whole  Province  is crying out for  the   latter   and   they  cannot  be   cul  down.     XVe  have  a Province of very  large area and widely sea tiered settlements and il will Ik* many years befure  tbe   mining   districts    irr     particular  obtain  municipal government and relieve  the province of any expenditure  on   public   improvements.      The Government is   doing   all   irr its power lo  reduce  the   civil  service salary li������t to  an equitable amount but this will rrot  .srrflice.    There must for ninny years be  an excess of expenditure  over receipts  arid ii can only  be   met   from  an outside .source.  There are two directions from  which we could derive the necessary  amounts (1) the flotation of a furl her  loan and (2; from lire Dominion authorities. AVe believe lho latter to hi-  lhe proper .source. This was the view-  taken by the Interprovincial Conference of Provincial Premiers held at  Quebec in December last and urged  by them .in an unanimous* resolution.  And British Columbia has a gieater  (���������laim   for   such   assistance   than any  Lliis. The Dominion, to lhe end of  1002, collected $1.0117.(111 from this  source and only paid out to the piov-  inces ���������jilSI.'.HII). .As pi'.-iclically all the  Chinese have remained here we l'md  the Dominion has retained over  S1.5<KI,I'IH) which by every principle of  justice, should have been paid to llritish Columbia tlrat has to bear the  burden of almost, all these undesirable  residents.  .Again, we have a much larger Indian  population than any other Province  and the unfortunate locution of many  of their reservations oir the outskirts  of cities, srrch a.s Vancoitvei' and Victoria, creates a state of all'airs which  adds much to the lneal cost of administration of justice. The numerous  convictions for olTei.-ces dealing with  lire liquor traffic aro glaring evidence  of this.  Another    mutter  accentuating  our  right to increased  iiiiancial assistance  from   the   Dominion   is    the    fishing  industry.    The following table,   taken  from the .Statistical Year   book.   1002,  the latest available,   i.s  inteiesting  irr  tlris connection:  Value of  Fish  Nova Scotia $7,81)8,518  New Brunswick     1,103,2(11  Quebec 2,171.1;-)!)  P. M. Island 1.0.50,(12*'  British Columbia 7,012,771  Though Nova Scotia had practically  the .same product as IS. C, it. paid only  one seventh of the revenue. This has  only to be stated to prove tlte. unfairness of present conditions. But this  is not all. There is the bounty on  deep sea fisheries oil* the Atlantic  cast. The last statistics we have are  for 1001 arrd we place the bounty and  revenue for that year side by side:  Bounty     Hi-venue  Revenue  Derived  $ (l,6ST)  11.058  2.100  ],Si:i  ���������11,170  Paid  Nova Scotia*  New Brunswick  P. K Island  Quebec  $101,021  V.I. 120  S,:������-!5  88.102  $ (i.5!)5  10.150  1,525  ���������1.7'W  British Columbia  ,  -    Nil.  52.000  Ave the people of British Colriiiihia  not entitled to risk something in return for-a i-everuie. averaging ten times  as large as any of the* other provinces?  The. four provinces on the Atlantic  were.paid a bounty of $100,1)11 arrd  returned $23.0.10'in revenue;-. British  Columbia p!iid'$52.!.K>0 in revenue and  got in bounties nothing ill all.  These are only a. few of lire ���������reasons  why we should obtain better terms  than the other provinces.    Many more  Liberal opinion regarding the tariff in  the following words :  '��������� We denounce* the principle, of  protection as radically unsound, unjust  to the masses of the people; arrd we  declare our conviction that airy tariff  changes based on that principle must  fail toall'.M'd nny satisfactory relief to  the troubles urrder which the country  labours."  Adhering to this pronunciairiento  carr lire Laurier Ooverntuent honestly  apply lhe principle of protection lo  lhe lumber indusliy. It is all vory  well for- its supporters to say " we will  do what the lumbermen wish," but the  people of Canada, and British Columbia irr particular, would do well to  en trust'the management of a protective tariff to those who believe in it  rather than to the Liberals, who  admittedly only use it for their  political advancement.  The request of the lumbermen is a  just one arrd ought to be complied  with. It is stated by T. F. Patersorr, a  prominent mill owner, that during the  month of October alone 150 cars of  rough lumber were shipped to Manitoba and the North-West and, irr one  case at least, sold in Winnipeg at a  price that, over arrd above freight  rates, wonld only net the seller $0.32  per thousand.  '* That price," said Mv. Pa(erson, "is  less than they can buy the logs for in  Ptiget Sound ports at thepiosent time,  The. Americans are selling in Canada  so that they may get rid of their  overplus of slock and at the.saiiie time  not demoralize their own market.  That price represents an absolute loss  and it is probable thai all of the 150  cars which came into this country  since the 1st of October have been sold  at a loss. The reason for this is thai it  pays of I en to sell at a loss in an outside market, without demoralizing  their own market. For instance, it we  in British Columbia had no,duty to  contend with on shingles, we would  often wish to unload huge stocks into  American mai kets al, a profit merely  nominal, say 15 cents per thousand, al  lhe same lime keeping intact lire  market in Manitoba and Ontario. But  when a market like that of Central  and Kaslcrrr Canada once becomes  (lemor.ili'/.eil. it i.s a very difficult  mal.icr lo i-ni**e it* or ilj business there  advantageously for a long Lime theie-  al'lcr."  "If a duty i.-. not imposed by tbe  Dominion Coveriinreirl on lumber  coining in, will the ad verse effect be  felt in Vancouver?" wa.s asked.  Undoitbledlv." replied Mr. Pater-son.  ������������������.Any loss  of   mrirkel   means   just   so  LEGAL  T^E MASTRE & SCOTT.  Hnrrister.***. Solirtitor.s, 1-Tte.  l'.ovclstokc, 11. <.'.  J.M.Scott, rt.A., I.L.H.   W'.dL- \'. lc Maistre, MA  tIARVKY, M'CARTEI -.-i I'INKHAM  Hnrrister.*-. Solicitors, Et<*.  Solicitors tor Iiuuur'iil Hank ot Cnnada.  Com pan v funds to loan ������t8 pur cent.  First -if kket, ltevelstoke IJ. (1,  SOCIETIES.  lted Rose Degree meets second nrrd fourth  Tuesdays of each  month; White Hose Betrree  meets tliird Tuesday of encli quarter, in Oddfellows Hall.   Visitor-: brethren welcome  T. II. BAKER, -���������'   JL COOKI**,  l'resident. Secretary.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE No. 1658.  JtOKiiln-r meetings are held.Ira the  Oddfellow's Hall on tliq Third Friday of each month, at S p.m. sharp,  Visiting brethren cordial]-,* invited  ED. AI1A1H, W.M  W. JOHNSTON, Kvc.-Scc.  Gold Range Lodge, K. of P.,  No. 26, Revelstoke, B. C,  MEETS   KVERY   WEDNESDAY  in   Oddfellows     ���������������������������������������������l   ���������*���������*��������� '**���������  o'clock.     Visiliug   Knights   are  cordially invited.  P.. I.OY.ST,. C. C. n-COOKI-iK.orB.j!B  II. A. BROWN, Jlir-tcr of Finance.  MOSCROP  BROS.  Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water  Heating,   Electric Wiring &  Bell Works.  Pipes. Valves arid Fittings,  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C.  H. PERRY-LEAKE,  Mining Engineer  and Metallurgist.  Sl'ECiAI.TU-S:     .       ��������� *' ...    "  Kxiuniniitiiiir lillil repnits (111 Mining  i-ropurlie*,.',  Spjcille.itiim   anil   (Joil-tniction   (1  .Mirilug TMiicliiiiei}".  Mill  Tcts   of   Oi*e������. ami   I'oneeii-*  Ir.rtesT *-    ���������-  Uuilfnrd McNeill (Xlc-J ���������        V',-'  UO.VAN' lil.OUK. IlJVtflatuitf, ��������� IJ. C.  ���������ould   be  adduced  to .wliieli we .shall   mueh b���������,i���������ess lost to this eiLy.    If thc  present situation   cotiliiuies.   I   expect  to see some  of  the  shingle  mills   ���������  refer at a later date. Enough, however, has been stated to show the  injustice the. Pacific Province labours  under.  In addition to this it must be remembered we pay to the -Federal  treasury four times as much per  capita as any other province in tlie  Dominion, a fact which is everywhere  admitted. "When this was pointed  out to Sir AViltYrd Laurier all he said  was "They're happy lo be able to pay."'  Vet. he knew at the time of the unjust  financial relation**!���������existing, a.s they  have been shown by repeated delega-  -t*ioiiB-iiVt*heM*'iSt*it,e-.v.-yefu-*s-.---====--^*-=--==  British Columbia may have to raise  11 loan to meet the present financial  (.���������oii.litroiis, but by every principle of  right and justice the Dominion should  ivlurn to the Province enough of Ihe  revenue derived therefrom to equitably adjust Dominion taxation. If  this were done our public debt could  be practically wiped out. AVe arc-  tired of being the milch cow to feed  the people of the east.  under-. Of the lumber mill-, there will  be nothb'g left for- us but to curtail  the out pul."  I"rider   the   Customs   tariff    rougl  lumber is admitted free.    The result i  tbat mill owner-* in the United  .Slatc  are selling their product at  or  below  cost in   the  Canadian  market  which  rightly   bvlontrs to  British   Columbia  lumbermen.    Handicapped in this way  the Coast mills are  compelled  to  curtail their output leaving many lowers  arid mill  hands  without,  employment  at a time when,   if a protective  duly  were- .placed __onjquglr ....lumber, the  LUMBER TARIFF  One by one the Liberal newspapers  are coining out a.s avowed advocates  oT protection. The Intent lo take thin  step is,the Nelson "News" and wc  heartily agree with its remarks in a.  recent, issue:  "The request of the Provincial  sawmill men for nn in.port duty on  rough lunilier seems Lo n.-t Lo be so  reascnalile anil so.just, and so essential  to the fostering of one ol" Lire most  important industries of Ilie Province,  Ihat the Federal administration should  not hesitate long before granting whal  they ask for.''  JJ11I   these   Hxpressiorrs   of   opinion  come with little grace from our- Ori!  friends, knowing, as tliey do. Ural,  nothing in this direction can now be  done until the next session of I lie  Dominion House. The question also  arises���������can the Li hern Is in this Province conscientiously carry out the  coursejoutlincd by the extract we have  just quoted ?  /-1 .���������������������������������-.������    ,,r     min  lumbering   indnsLry   would   In*   in  a  state of the highest prosperity.  There will be a Dominion general  election soon. Then will be our opportunity. We must, irr self defence,  support the Conservative party thnt  believes in the policy of protection forborne industries, and will, if returned  to p.nver-, lose no lime in giving adequate protection to the forest arrd  mine products of the richest, province  in the Confederation of 'Canada,  British Columbia.  H. W. Edwards,  Taxidermist.  DEER    HEADS,    BIRDS,     -ANIMALS  MOUNTED.  REVELSTOKE, *-   '     -        B. C.  ��������� o������e*������oo*o***t>������*ooomoo*09*  > 9  si  ror; .making  THE BEST BREAD  IN THE CSTY  CAKES, CONFECTIONERY,  PIES, COOKIES, ETC.  I A. E.   BENNISON,  .Miifki'iizii. Avt'iiui'.  s9������*������������9������9������**ode������e������ao9������oii������������  SIBBALD & FIELD,  z>  Cigar  Factory  <������  REVKLSTOKE,   B.C. zg  tfc&  <tf>  H. A. BROWN,   Prop.  Brands:  OUR   SPECIAL   and THE   UNION  ���������l-l"H"i**l"M'*M"M- * *t"H*4������i'-l"J������H****.*l"M-  ���������5. ��������� .*}  *i  '.*  <f  ���������f  >i  ���������J-  c  >i  See. Wilson's newly imported  stock of Wools for the Kail  Trade.  Tire best assort ment ever  landed in Revelslolce.  Look for the UNION LABEL  611 all ganneiils made bv us.  M. A. WILSON,  (ii.liltltlto of .Milcllull's McIkhiI  (if <>.(i'-  llienL (JutLill.i*;, Now* Yol'ii.  Ustdlilihlnuciit���������N'cxl  Tnylui'    ItliH'k.  *^'f*f'r*f*I*'r*r*f*f*Vr������*f*I'*f*I*'I-'l-*l''I-'f*H'-l  #  IP  m  'W>  m  AQ-EMTS   FOB  FX&-   C. V. K. TOWNSITE,  tfXF-    SI AKA TOWNSITK.  eiSF-   (IKUItAHU TOWNSITE.  ������������***-   UA.MDOUXIS I0WNS1TE,  ( Ciuiiiil.i rcrmiiiifiit it Western  .?       (.'urmilii Moi-i^ii}*(! CoriKirution.  (CoUiiilnl lin-e*,iiiieiit nit.l I.01111 Com puny.  laal Estate  FINANCIAL  fr^un t'lre. Culeflotrliui  caimititiii Klre.   Jl nren rr tile  ��������� ���������Jiinriliiiu l"lre.   Jlnni-liestc  I tree .11. A  = I, .liu.miiit.  II10USRS FOU SALE AND TRENT.  irtts-nr&^oe  Cnlolonlnn I'lii*.      AtlBS Klre.  Klre.    Xnrllicrn Kirc.  Klre.   (ireiii West  Afcidenl. tind liiiiiriinlee.   CdiiU'dei'iUiiiu I.ife  Aeeideiil Assuriirieu Co.   (Jornreetleiil Klro  lie.  COAL FOU* SAUi,  CON  J. D. SIBBALD, Notary Pubii'.  KKVK1.STOK-*:. H. C.  CHAS. M. FIELD.        -t  i)*S'S'*������,S!^-S)iS>*S''S| ^W)^^^^^'^*������^^1^1^  W. M. Browti,   P������*oj>.  One of the best and  commodious hotels in the  City    .     .    .    .    *    .    ���������  Free 'Bus meets all trains  Hourly Street Car.  Fare 10 Cents.  Froni Street.  GET YOUR EYES TESTED FREE OF CHARGE.  EIGHT-DAY  CLOCKS  ���������J. GUY BARBER,   -   -Jeweller, Optician  and ENGINES.  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Lo.Wi*  Sontit-W'cst (.'oni'-'r I'oftt-," ahmit- half a milft frotn  thc north hank **f ISiirricnj Ifivor, ,'i.Hfl nl-t-nt. out;  inih������ (ftjiMt from Tlnnupson Itivor, running north HO  fdinin.**, thcnri.-. until H'.\ chain**-, thnnro Moiitli tf-f  frhain-*. t.hf*n<ri! vv*.'r*t Hu chain-* to point f)f com-  mcncftiif.'iit-  J. a. ucwr.s.  Dated Oct. i7f,h, IIMW.  NOTIOE.  Ko thc  K**tnt<! of   flichard Kamsay. Dnccascfl.  Take notlp" Ihat all poi'HoiiH havinic nny  olaiin Hf.ain.vt the. KvlaU: of the laio fticlmrd  i-tainxay must Hond in thoir clfiinis (Inly vcrl-  Ik'fl to t ho iitirlor.sfgiicri on or hofory th������ 2>*th  fliiy fif Novonibcr, A.I)., I'M'; nnd nny person  nwlfiK nny d(-bt to tho snid Kstnto must p������y  thu .H������irn������ l.o the nnflerhignod on or hoToro tho  ahove date.  Datod thls'JHth day of Ootohnr, A.f)��������� ]'.������).':.  I.K MAIHTKK .t HCOTP,  .Solicdlftrs for tlio Kxoontors.  AdilrcH.i--rir������t Street. Ilovolsloko. H.C.  juloptetl   thu   helnw inentioneil t iinh-m"  marks for  Io^k helon^iiiK *���������** theni and'  ;ih pciwHiH arc w.Linetl a^ain.st.du/ilinK  with or kcfping in possession any lop** i  h^ariiiK -J-tiiv of said inarkn:  ^B.B.LCo.^]  23 5  D.iled at  AvrowUqiitl, AriR. 28, ]������������.  THE BIC BEND LUMBER CO. LTD.  THEO. LUDCATE, President.  M. A. SMITH & CO.,'  .SircccsHOi'H lo A. X. rjinilli.  T lmvc .alrii'Keiind well assorloil  sLoclc of the vory best niovc-  inciil.s. Veimtas, Vanguahd,  New IJnilway, rill  23, jcwulleil.  Cases Id suit all jiockets.  Fully guririiutc-eil waLches from  $5.00 11 p.  . M. Allum  .KwjUlm- ami Optician,   -   MclConzio Ave.  HAVE YOUR EYES TESTED AND  FITTED WITH GLASSES  BAKERS AND CONFECTIONERS  Fresh ami Com pit? to ],inn of Oiocoiiort.  Jas. I. "Woodrow  Heta.il Dealer in���������  Beei, Pork,  Mutton, Etc,  Fish and Game in Season....  Allordero promptly flllod.  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Dana  Sir Henry Irving -  -J-Ltlin-Tyndall^^--^--^^������������������=  Charles Prancls Adams '  llrnry Waul Bccclier  Joseph 11. Choate  Geortrc William Curtis  John I,. Spalding  lidward Ii^clt'ston  Lord Hc-iconsfittd   .  Josh IHllintrs  William M. I-vatlii  Joint Ilny  Champ Clark  JluuellJl. Conwell  John M.Allen  Chaiincey M. Depew  Wendctl Phillips  ltcnry W.Grany  iunatlian P. Doll Iver  tobcrt J.nurdette  Horace rortcr  Artcmus Ward  Newell Dwli-lit If tilts  Crovcr Cleveland  ioseph Chamberlain  Ib r~    ''  _MarkiTwaIn ^   John B. Cordon  Oliver Wendell Holmet  Wn Tin if Fans  Hamilton Wright Mable.  Joseph Jeflcrson  Arthur J. Balfour  John Ruskln  Henry M.Stanley  Seth Low  44  Modern Eloquence"' as-a Guide to Success  EVERY young man wants to succeed.    How?   Obviously the way to learn is to  study the methods of men who liave succeeded.  Guides to success nre many. What do they say? Be honest. Tell the truth.  Work hard. Save money. Do $20 worth of work for wages of $$. Such advice  is good, no doulit, as far ns it goes,���������but is not something more needed?  Did these methods alone make IIilli.s, and Bok, and Reed, and Carnegie,  and Curtis, successful ? "  Young men nre not fools. They see that there is a secret of success, and  that it is more than honesty and hard work, else every honest hard worker  would be successful.  The secret lies in controlling the minds of men. How to make others believe  you, trust yon, and do what you wish,���������this is what you must learn. To be sure,  few will learn it but those who also work bard and tell the truth. These come  first,���������but they are not all.  As n guide to the highest success, "Modern Eloquence" has no rival. It is  a splendid series of object-lessons by masters in the art of influencing men's minds.  And the success aimed at is far more than mere money success. Fame, power, honor,  the gratitude and love of generations to come,���������these are the rewards which have  spurred to such elTorts the men whose words are gathered in these ten rich volumes.  In "Modern Kloquence" the men who have won success in every line speak  for our instruction:��������� %      ��������� >  In Law, there are F.varts and Hrclps. both the Choates, Coudert, and David  Dudley Field.  In Journalism, Dana, Halstead, Watterson, McCluxe, McKelway, and  Whitelaw Reid.  In Politics, Cleveland and Harrison, Blaine and Conkling, Sumner  and Seward ; we listen lo the eloquence of Gladstone, then to that of his  great rival, Disraeli. / O  In Literature, we have thc best thoughts of Dickens and Thack- /a. /Wma  eray, in contrast wilh the more modern humor of Howells and Mark / ***/  Twain; or Carlyle, Froude, and Morley speak to us from across the /^/   * '"���������  sea, for comparison with our own Emerson and Curtis. /^/ PORTFOLIO  Among the heroes of War are Grant and Sherman, Sampson /// MAILED FREE  and Schley, Miles, Wheeler, and Lew Wallace. ///  Among great Educators are Eliot, Gilman, and Hadley. /f/1*ltia "��������� Mofrli  Among great Scientists, Huxley and Tyndall, Her-  /o /      "d Co-aPM-r  bert Spencer and Agassiz. _ f*f   ,Mp������i5'-*'i"iul*"t  Among successful men of Business are Carnegie Xr/ciwTLroiErisRffc'rineto  and Depew, E. \V. Bok ond Cyrus W, Field. Presi- /k'/w'" ������d**������ilMnicnt ol* Hon.  dent Eliot's address on the " Uses of Education for /**//. MoMRNB'ELoduENci*"y ta  Business," and Gladstone's " Modern Training for /// Bevelstoke  Life," are guides for the beginner to learn by /������*/l oliould be pieued 10 recelre po������.  heart; and Bok's lecture on "The Keys to /^'/fo"������"'Mn"P|ep>b������.p'.o.os*r������vur������,  Success'' is of the greatest practical value to / */ am* ���������=h"������?*"!': P.1'1"* *���������!���������������'"������J*"*'"'  every young man ambitious to succeed.   ���������  John D. IVicrris and Company  Publishers  Philadelphia   vmamm  larsregar-JincbIodinfS,prIcef,tennf,itc.  Name -������....������������������  **��������� / Occupation   m__n  'Street ���������..  ^......--....-^^  ' City.andState.. . , ,������ .  %  ���������JJ  i  i  y* V?  iy  /j  CHAMBERLAIN  Text of the Broadsheets now  Flooding Great Britain to  Further Chamberlain's Tariff  Reform Campaign.  The object lessons in free import  fallacies we are publishing under this  head nre well calculated to surprise  those who imagine themselves followers of Cobden instead of the Cobden  Club. These statements, given with  authority, should he carefully studied  hy our readers in Canada, whose tendencies are towards this miscalled  ���������'Free Trade." Let them remember  the figures given refer to Great Britain  and Ireland, the most favourably  situated country to test the "open  door" in imports. The extracts from  Mr. Balfour's Constitutional Club  . speech are also worthy of particular  attention, particularly the last phrase,  in which he pleads that the discussion  be limited to whether the fiscal policy  should be changed and not for the  present, centre on the actual method  of carrying out the desired reforms.  NO. 7.���������THE TRADE   IN EABTHE.V AND  CHIN-AWAKE.  The following statistics  of earthenware exports to the United States are  * derived  from  the returns of  Messrs.  David Inglis and Co., of Liverpool.  1.    Yearly exports   at intervals   of  ten years:  ORATES.  1S72   .  .  104,183  1882   .  .  .    .    98,502  1892   .  .  100,308  1902   .  .  48,198  This shows a  decline  of 35 per cent.  .between   1872  and 1902.     The rate of  decline has heen greatly accelerated  d ni'ing the last ten years.  2. ��������� Annual average exports of three  periods of five years each:  CRATES  DECREASE  PER CENT  .   98,904  .   92.87(1  .   60,745  value of  0  39  crate  1888-1892     .  1893-1897     .  1898-1902     .  (The average  about -������8.)  It is instructive to observe how the  decrease in the export of manufactured  goods coincides with an increase in  the export of raw material. This may  be seen at a glance from the following  table, compiler! from the official returns of the Board of Trade.  Exports to the United States:  RAW CLAY    EARTHEN* AND  TONS. CHIN-AWARE  .    100,092 ������050,017  .   120,642 (300,035  .   13S.909  .    155,720  The import  duty   on chinaware in  the United Stat(*s is* 60 per cent*.  Thus America (1) Protects her  own trode and discourages ours by an  enormous import duty.  (2) Bribes our skilled workmen to  leave us by the high wages made  possible by the protective system.  (3) Takes away, unchecked by an  export tariff, our potters' clay, the  raw material of an important industry.  Observe   that . the   consumption  of  clay   eats   into irreplaceable  capital.  Clay is   not, like   the  raw'cotton -v.*  import   from   America,  a harvest vi-  Jannual growth _Jthat_can=btLrepeated,  their best to deal   with in the Sugar  Convention.  THE DIFFICULTY OF COMMERCIAL,  NEGOTIATION.  The second is tliat negotiation with  regard to tariffs is rendered impossible  by the present position'of our tariffs  Is that a new question r* Remember  that Mr. Cobden, when he negotiated  the great treaty with France in I860,  did a great deal for free trade between  France and England, because he had  something to give France. He gave a  great deal; and subsequent administrations and more recent Chancellors  of the Exchequer have given the rest,  ���������and thore is nothing now to give.  Those who want to see free trade  encouraged by discouraging the erection of these tariff walls bave no  means of negotiation at all.  FOREIGN   INTERFERENCE    WITH    THE  EMPIRE.  The third question is whether or not  if our Colonies desire to give us  preferential treatment, we should  permit foreign intervention in what I  venture to think are our own domestic  concerns. That is not a new question.  Remember that in 1897 we denounced  our treaty with a great foreign country on the very ground that we  desired to have freedom of arrangement with our own. Colonies'. If that  was out- policy in 1897, the Unionists,  I presume, in 1903 would not allow  that policy to be interfered with by  any nation that assumes, or desires to  assume, that, because we have given  powers of self-government to our  Colonies, therefore they are to be  treated in all respects as if they were  separate entities. They are not  separate. They are integral parts of  the British Empire, and we must  insist.���������and I am sure we shall insist  successfully,���������that they shall be  treated as such by other nations.  RECIPROCITY WITH THE COLONIES.  The fourth point is that there should  be, if possible, some arrangement  made with these self-governing Colonies which should unite us together in  fiscal bonds. Is that a new question?  If was raised in a, most acute form by  the Colonial Prime Ministers when  they were over here. If anyone will  read Mr. Chamberlain's speeches,���������  going back to 1896,���������they will see that  this is an-ideal after which he has  constantly striven.  I think a mistake has been made by  the public in concentrating their gaze  on the particular, methods by which  these evils are to be met, rather than  first making up their minds that these  are real evils with which it behoves ns  to deal.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty dnya after date  I Intend to make .application to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special licence to  cut und carry a*vay timlier from the following  described larrds situate in Kootenay district:  1. Commencing at a post marked "J. Agnew-i  south west corner post," on the north bank of  Canoe river, about nine miles above Olacier creek,  running north SO chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence south SO chains, thence west 80 chains to  point of commencement.  2. Commencing at a post marked "J. AsneWa  norrh east corner post," planted on the north bank  of Canoe river, about nine miles abovo Olacier  creek, running soutii on chains, thence west 80  chains, thencu north SO chains, thence east 80  chains to point of commencement.  Dated tlris Sept. 18th, 1903.  J. AGNEW.  NOTICE.  Notice Is hereby given that thirty days after  ite I  Intend to make application to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special  licence to cut and carry away timber from the  following described lands situate in Kootenay  district:  1. Commencing at a post marked **F. McLean's  north west corner post," planted about seven miles .  above Olacier creek on the north bank of Canoe  river, running south SU chains, thence east 80  chains, theuce north SO cbaina, thence west 80  chair*.*! to point of commencement.  2. Commencing at a post marked "F- McLean's  south west corner post," planted about seven  miles  above  Glacier creek on the north bank of  auoe river, running north 80 chains, thence east  80 chains, tlience soutii SO chaius, thence west 80  chains to point of commencement. -  Dated this 17th Sept., 1903.  F. McLEaN.  NOTICE.  Notice is liereby given that thirty days after  ite I intend to make application to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special  licence to cut and carry away timber from tho  following described lands situate in Kootenay  district:  1. Commencing at a post marked "T. L. Haig'i  north west corner post," planted about live miles  above Glacier creek on tbe north bank of Canoe  river, running south 80 cbains, thence east'80  chains, thence north SO chains, thence west 80  chains to point of commencement.  2. Commencing at a post marked "T. L. Hair*'*-,  south west corner post," planted aborrt live miles'  above Glacier creek on the north bank of Canoe  river, running north SO chains, thence east 80  chains, tlience soutii 80 chains, thence west 80  chains to point of commencement.  Dated this Sept. Mill, 1903.  T. L. HAia.  Sale of Lands for Unpaid Delinquent Taxes in the Revelstoke  Assessment District, Province of  British Columbia.  SCAVENGERS  OF AFRICA  1899  1000  1001  1902  512,381  498.338  ,or, if need be, increased each year  This is not. the free trade that Cobden wanted. What he worked for  -was universal reciprocal free trade;  und he confidently predicted tbat, if  England gave free trade to other  countries, the whole world would follow her example, and reciprocate her  offer within five years.  Under our present system we are  powerless to retaliate, or even tone  gotiate for better terms. Having no  tariff, we have no weapon to use in  negotiation.  We begin by giving our free market  away, and so can demand no consideration in return. ,  If Mr. Chamberlain's policy of pref  erential tariffs is adopted, we shall  have armed ourselves with the necessary instrument of negotiation.  No. 8���������FOUR PROBLEMS OF POLICY.  The following passages are extracted  from the speech made by Mr. Balfour  at the Constitutional Club, on June 26,  1003.  Those who think that the present  economic position of the country  requires the most careful examination,  seo four dangers,���������four circumstances  that may woll cause anxiety,���������in the  present position of affairs.  UNFAIR   FOHKIGN     COMPETITION.  The first is that the provision of adequate cnp'.tal for carrying on great  industries is imperilled by the fact  that foreign mil ions, under their Protective system, aro able and willing to  import into this country goods which  nro largely ninnufactured liero, and to  do so at a price which i.s below the  cost of production either in the country of origin or in the country of  importation. Is that a now question ?  Not at all. It is thu very question  which, with regard to a particular  industry, the Government have done  Notice of Seed Control Act  A copy of bulletin Ko, 15, enticlod  '���������Bill No. 20*.', Beprintei as Amended  Au Act Respecting tbe Inspection and  Sale, of Seeds, with Explanations and  Comments," has been reeehed by the  Herald. This pamphlet is issued for  general distribution for the purpose of  serving as a notice to the interested  public, and also to provide means for  closer study of the Bill in its relations  to the operations of seed producers,  seed merchants aud se<*d consumers.  The Bill as amended by the Committee  of the Whole during the recent session  of Parliament, provides that seed-, of  cerea's, grasses, clovers or forage  plants which contain the seeds of  certain noxious wreds named in tli-  Bill, will be prohibited from sal... Tt  further provides f ���������>��������� uniform.- m ���������'hods  of ..ratlin;:, arc ���������*���������*'*.*������������������ '���������������������������*������������������ frxed .sland-  al.s-.k.'. ,.";.r. :. ii. .lo  ���������������������������.* ���������:������������������-*���������    ;or  .'���������>-.; -ana  ==.J==^p>iofi^!i=p=*^4.r..c^i(r<iy-bo^;^ad  free o.. nppl.ca. ion to the Seed Division, Branch of thu Commissioner of  Agriculture and Dairying, Ottawa  TLettHM addressed as above do net  eiuire postage.  Yankee  WINTER RESORT  NOTICE.  Notice is liereby given that thirty days after  (late 1 intend 11 make application to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special  licence to cut and carry away timber from the following described lauds situate in Kooteuay district:  1. Commencing at a post marked "L. Miller's  north east corner post," about seven luiles above  Glacier creek on the north bank of Canoe river,  running soutii 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,  tlience north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains to  point of commencement.  2. Commencing at a post marked "L. Miller's  south cast corner post," about seven miles above  Glacier creek on the north bank of Canoe river,  running rrorth 80 charns. thence vrest80 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains to  point of commencement.  Dated this 17th day of September, 1903.  L. MILLER.  I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that, on Friday, the Eleventh Day of December A. D., 1903, at  the hour of twelve o'clock, noon, at the Court House, Revelstoke, I shall sell at Public Auction  the lands hereinafter set out of the persons in said list hereinafter set out, for the delinquent taxes  unpaid <by said persons on the 31st. day bf December 1902, and for interest, costs and expenses,  including the cost of advertising said sale.  LIST ABOVE MENTIONED.  Name of Person Assessed.  Short Description of Property.  Col. No. 1  Delinquent  Taxes.  Taxes  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby erven that thirty days after  date I irrtend to make application to the Chief  Commissioner of Lairds and Works fur a special  licence to cut and carry away timber from the  following described lands situate in Kootenay  district:  1. Commencing at a post marked "K. Miller's  north east corner post," planted about five miles  above Glacier ereek on the north bank of Canoe  river, running south 80 chains, thence west 80  chains, thencu north 811 chains,-thence east 80  chains to point of commencement.  2. Commencing at a post marked "K. Miller's  north west corner post." planted on the uorth'hank  of Canoe river aboul nine miles above Glacier  creek, running south 80 chains, thence enst 80  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence went 80  chains to place of commencement.  D-iterl tlris 19th September, 1903.  ������. MILLKB.  Armstrong, W. J...  Buchanan, M. M....  Brayton, W. N   Boomer, TL   Bourne Bros   Campbell, Josephine  Cameron, Dan   Coursier, H. N   Clark, A. A   Charles, J.'w.'s.'.'.'.  Chung JLun   Corson, F. H   Cashato, D   Bownio, Thos   Daly, Frank   Dunbar, Dan   Davis, Pete   Downs, Thos   Ei-lie, Mar   Fink, Henry   Fleishman, J   Forsters, Order   Forddred, G   Lots 13, 14, Block 11  Revelstoke  Lot 1, Block 3 Camborne  Lot 21, Block 5, JLots 10, 20,   Blnck 0,  Lots 13,14  [Block 7, Ferguson  Lot 13, Block 31 Ferguson  Lot6, Blk;97; lotsl to5,blk24,*lots2,3, blkCo,Revl  Lots 1 to -1, Block 10,Lots 11,12, block HRev'stoke  Gallon & Co.,  Gunn, R   Goddard, B.  T..  Lot 0. BIockl8  Lots 1 to 0 and house, Block 5  Lots 0, 10, Block 4  Lots 13,15, Blocks  Lot 1, Block 39  Lot 0 and store, Block 3  Lot 12, Block 28  Lot 13, Block 29  Lot 11 and store, Block 17  Lot 48, Block 40  Lot 22, Block 53  Lots 11, 12. House, Block 5  Villa Lots 42, 44  Lot 15, Block 18  Lot 11, Block 18  LotsO, 7, Blor.k 2, Lot 10. Block 55  Lots 16, 17, Block 47  Lot 13, Block 47,  Ferguson  Revelstoke  Burton City "1  Camborne /  Trout Lake  Revelstoke  Trout Lake  Ferguson  Revelstoke  Ferguson  Trout Lake  ��������������������� .  ������ z v  *-"*"'"?  .E ���������**���������-. sc  *���������**������.*.  Col. 2  If  S IS  NOTICE.  Xotice is hereby elven thot thirty days after  dace ������ intend to apply to the Cliief ('ommissioncr  of Lands and Works for a special licence to cut  and carry away timlier from the following de-  scrilied lands situate in Kootenay district:  1. Commencing at a post marked *'M. Aipiew's  soutii cast corner post," planted on the north bank  of i.inoe river, about three nriles above Glacier  creek running north 80 chains, thence west 80  chains, thence south 80 chains, thence etist 80  eliains to place of commencement.  2. Omin mcing at a post marked "M. Agnew's  north east corner post," planted on the north  bank of Canoe river about three miles above  Glacier creek, running south SO .chains, thence /"  west 80 cbains, thencu north 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains to plaeu of cumriiuncuinent.  Dated the 19th day of Sept., 1903.  M. AG.VEW.  Hall, O   Harri*., J. H   jfnlcvon Hot Sprint's SariitririumCo  :-     Heyland,  U   Pine Clad Sand Hil's of  North    Carolina;    Pine.  Bluff.  A Two-Cent Stamp  fpr  Booklet.  Ft*    AH CU    SECRETARY!  . u, ALLEN, board of trade.  ���������xt<     ..���������..".iK.|i:.i /*". .nn of   iii*.  t.. *..ijV.io-    l(i.*.,i-|j..r:ill(in   Act" aud  i,'-!'!.!-**; act.(.f"r thu incorporation of a company*  Mich power to build, equip and operato a tramway  and to construct and equip--and .iperate telephone  or telegraph lines in connection therewith, between  Lake, at or near the townsite of Beaton and a  point on Fish River, West Kootonay, 10 miles  northerly from the town of Camborne.  The general route of said proposed tramway and  telephone or telegraph lines shall be along or near  tire easterly shore of the nnrtii east arm of Upper  Arrow Lake and thence northerly along or near  the banks of Flsh river.  Dated this 16th day of Julv, 1903.  A. Johnson, J. A. Darragh, ti. ti. JlcCartor,  Applicants. ���������  NOTICE.  Notice Is hereby given that sixty days after  date we Intend to make application to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  permission to purchase the following described  lands, situated on the cast side of Adamslake,  at the mouth of the Mo-Mich river, Lillooet  district B. C. '  Commencing at a post planted on tbe east  shore of Adams lake about twenty (20) chains  nortb west of the mouth of tbe Mo-Mich river,  and marked -Harbor Lumber Co's. north went  corner post," tbence east 40 ch&lns, thence  south 60 chains, tbence west 40 chains, thence  north CO chain", to point of commencement,  Containing 240 acres more or less.  Dated th's 24th day of September, 1903.  HARBOR LUMBER CO.  Knowles. J..  Kirkup, W..  Lawson, J...  Moon*. Pete   Moore. R, A. F. ...  Meskci*, A. C   McLt-i'*), D. II   AlcLe.-<n. A   McSorley, H. J   Mcintosh,   D   McCarthy, D   McMnhd-u, J.-rs   McJDon.-tld, W. A...  Newman, W. S.  N.,iVir,.*t.'i. i,���������.*..-. .,.'..  Nostrand, G. Van..  Lots 1 to 7. Bio**!*-. 4, TLofci 4, .1, Bloirk 7  L.it 4, buiidin:, Bloc!< 5.5  Lots, Ik-use, l-Jlnnk 21 (  Lot. 6, Block 31  Lot*. 11, 15, Mock 0  Ln- 100, Group 1,11 /'  Lots 23, 21, Bloc   2;  Ferguson  Ui-v.-l-toke  I-VivuHon  $13 00  6 20  37 00  2 00  60 00  2i 00  2 40  5 00  12 90  2 40  7 50  12 00  2 40  27 50  3 00  2 10  2 40  7 70  8 no  3 10  14 40  2 40  7 20  11 40  2 80  0 CO  2 80  0 10  il 05  50  2 05  15  4 80  1 95  20  40  1 00  20  60  9.5  20  2 20  2.  15  20  60  "65  25  1 15  20  55  90  20  75  20  50  IS  $2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 (JO  2 oo;  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 001  2 00!  2 00  Col. 3  Total  Lot 0, Wock 10, Lot 0, Blocl  Lor. 2712, Group 1  Lots 1 to 4, Block 26 mid house  Lots 18, 19. B'.o.-rk  1  Lot 20, Block 49  Lor 8, Block 30  Loe 22 nnd lions-  Lot; 15 and IH a  Lot. 12 *n>. IH, .-���������  L*us8 to 10. *������������������  Lots 10. l.i   '  Lotsl   o.'*  Lots S, :'*. '.  L *'h '*.  30  i.  :\iy.  lih:  2 00  2 00,  2 00  2 00  2 00  '2 0*1,  2 00.  ���������j ((.I  2 w  2 (X)  i  '������������������0  M  ot;  Perry, R.   Patrick, L........  Pettipiece, R. P..  Perry, R. F...  ..  l.v.lk t>, V, .*.i.. ���������]'(���������.  Lot 10, Block 6  Lots 16, 17, house, Block, 42  Lots 1 to 3, Block 29 and house  I,   l-it-iuk -i Kl'VgliSiill  :!o, Jiloi'l. 40 Ti out' !.::!.(���������  ���������;   ���������!. 11- vcl    ������������������  Hev- sl-i  .'      i. ��������� s  10, .17. ������i-*.:k ������������������  ��������� ...i  21 Buck 1  F igu-o  Arrowiie.id, Lot OBlncko  (Ferguson   ^ . ^_._^,_.. Fei-Ktison  Ferguson  Revelstoke  ���������>.  :  10 65  S 70  41 O.j  ���������I* 15  60 SO  27 Oo  ���������I 00  7 40  15 90  4 00  10 10  14 95  4 00  31 70  5 S5  4 25  4 60  10 30  10 65  5 Iio  17 55  4 60  9 75  14 30  5 00  12 35  5 00  8 90  108 00  14 Oil  -I Ti.-;  17 :*)  iO 10  9 10  4 I m  4 HO  l'i 10  10 ID  ; i'.}  n i.t  7 TT  (i ;-)  Tnltares  Mark    the Gnat   and  Horrible  Field of Carnag*.   ]  Julian Ralph describing recently a  ride to Bloemfontein in the wake ot  Roberts's victorious army wrote:  "I saw ahead of me a swarm of vultures soaring in as thick a cloud as if  tbey had been moths. As I drew  nearer I noticed that the bulk of each  one's body was very great. On tbe  ground, where there were two acoro  waddling about, they seemed even  larger. They marked the outer edge  of the great and horrid field of carnage. Many dead horses lay on the  veldt, and these birds were eating  some and perching on the backs of  others.  -Foul, nauseous, ugly, beastly birds  ���������re these. They were to be my constant companions for three days. I was  to see hundreds upon hundreds ot  them, and never once, by day, fail to  see them. Yet there were not enough  of them to make away with all the  food that war had given them."  Natural as is the feeling uf repulsion, which the presence of these scavengers of the battle field arouses, iu  the economy of nature they perform a  most useful work. They lessen the  danger of pestilence. They really  make war less terrible to those whe  escape death by the enemy.  "Aasvogels," ivhich. means carrion  scavengers, the Boers call them. Of  recent years it has been noticed thnt  their number has greatly decreased.  owing to the destruction of the bin  game, which greatly diminished their  Tuneral banquets. But apparontly tho  tidings tbat man's hand had turned  against man in one small portion ot  Africa has traveled far and wide  among them, and they have gathered *���������  together from great distances to participate in the feast.  A war correspondent also tells of  scc-ing the secretary bird���������"a stately  bird, holding himself proudly and  stalking along wiih noble Btrides as  he glanced about him for a breakfast  of snakes." The secretary bird in appearance presents a striking contrast  to the vulture. Man hails it as n  friend. Because of its usefulness irr  destroying venomous ?nakes it is protected in all parts of Africa.  As many as three Urge snakes have  been taken from thp s'omach of one ot  these  birds,   besides  ;;-,-.rds,   tortoises  and a quantity of gr**s*5. oppers.   When  attacking  a  cobra   the;  .--erretnry  bird  defends itself from ths ������������������eno-iicus fans.-,  by holding   its wins in    front as    n  shield and strikes the 'ra):? co-.vn byV.  vigorous blows of its :."��������� ���������..*:.    friciuently  it kills a  large snnk"  by Carrying il"*-"  high in the air and ilicn cronping it'*  to tne gronna.  It is called the Fccr?tarj' bird because of its fancied resemblance to a  secretary, who Is supposed to carry  quill penB behind his cars.  ��������� ��������� m  Write for our interesting books " Invent*  ���������r's Help" nn-i " How you are aivlndle-d."'  Send us a rough sketch or mr.deI of ^our invention oriui-provemcut Hnd wrwilltcltyou  free our opinion ns to vhethrr it i������= probnbl?  patciitflb'e. R<r je-ctcd appHcetlnr? hare often  bean successfully |-rosecittcd by u***. *Vc  conduct fully equipped off\rc* in Mont ten]  and Washington ; thiscjimlific;: us to promptly dispatch work nnd quicklv vcitP" Patents  an bro it! as the 1 live ution. Hfglie.*it references,  furnished* (  Patent)) procured through Mnrinn ft Ma  rlon receive apiclat notice witlmut chnrtM iv  over ioo newspaper*-} distributed throughout  the Dominion.  | Specialty:���������Patent Iiusiucm of Hnnufnc ,  turers audKnglueera.  MARION & MARION     ;  .    Patent Expert* and Solicitors    .-  J Office* ���������   I   Nrw York Life B'l.lV, nontfCfit'  NOTICE.  Xotice Is liereby given that tliirty davs after  (late I intend to make application to the Chief  ComniMioncr of Lands and Works for a special  licence to cut and carry away timber from the  fnllonring described lands situate in Kootenay  district:  1 Commencing at a'post marked "J. Miller's sonth  east corner post," planted about five miles above  Glacier creek on tbe north bank of Canoe river,  running north 80 cbains, thence west 80 cbains,  thence south 80 chains, tbence east 80 chains to  point of commencement.  2. Commercing at a post marked "J. Miller's  north west comer post," planted about three-  quarter's of a mile above Bonldnr creek on the  north bank of Canoe river, running smith 80 chairu,  tlience east 80 cliilnn, thence north 80 chains,  thence west 80 chains to point of  commencement.  Dated tbia lstlr day of Sept., 1003.  J. MILLER.  Pat, Chinaman ...  Reid, Mathew   Roser, Fred.  Raymond, C. R.  Robinson, Mrs. Annie.  Smith, A. O....   Lots 25, 28, house, Block 30 Ferguson  Lots 2 to 4. 1������ 17, Block I Goldfields  Lots 1 to 8, 10, 12 to 14, 17 Block 2 "  Lots 1 to 15, 17 to 22, 28,30,32,83,30 to 48. Block 4  [GoldUelds  Lots 1 to 0, 11 to 20, 29 to 48, Block 5  Lots 1 to 40, 42 to 48, Block 0 "  Lots 1 to 48, Block 7 "  Lots 1 to 48, Block ������  Lots 1 to 48. Block 10 "  Lots J to 24, Block 11 "  Unsui-veyed portion, 114 acres  Lots 18 and 18 and house, Block 17 Revelstoke  Lot  18, Block 5 Ferguson  Lot 10, Block 6- Lots 21 and 22, Block 8RevelstokG  Lot 3, Block 52 Trout Lake  Lot 10, and house, Block 20 Revelstoke  Lot 47, Block 47 Trout Lake  85 20  =Ji*20  0 40  12 00  8 20  Solloway, A. E..,  *. Sweeney, Thos...  Sandberg, Ole...  StillwoII. CH...  Smith, J. E.:   Atlantic Blda.Washington DX^j  Read the Her������.������*1 far "������"������  MKN !!!    GIVE THR  Vacuum DeveJopcr ;  A trial .-iml be ccrrvinred tl-.-tt it* "ill g!v������ results |  sui    anl  laxting.     Cures   -*������akni3SH  and   umtu* ,  ruloped organs, stricture nnJ v-iricocele.    Htntl  stamp for book sent seal *il in plain envelop**.  as. -rns'-Tb'.-. -iiiiLCii *.t������Ait.���������**.-* ao. j  T"' J grjL-q-^-_^^*-���������I  Schmidt, Jacob..  Turner, J. A.....  Thomson, Wm,..  Tarantini, John..  Tomlinson, Wm   Union Cifcar Factory.  Vandall Estate.   ,  Walsh, A. K. D   Wells. F. B   Wor-den Bros   Welton, T. A   Woodward, E. G....!,  52 50  4 00  3 20  12 70  2 10  8 55  240  7 OOj     2 '.AS     JrjM  ���������>.!.  .25 ==.-2i0Op=-5*=45*=  50  05  25  Lots 11 and 12 and house. Block 26 Revelstoke 12 00  Lots 5 and 0 and house, block 28 " 12 00  Lots 44 and 46, Block 40 Trout Luke 2 40  Lots 25 to 27, Block 41 ������ 5 00  Lot 39 aud house, Block 47 " 3 20  Lot 4707, Group 1, near Trout Laku 6 40  Lot 0, Block 28 Revelstoke 3 10  Lots 20 and 27, Block 51 Trout Lake 8 55  Lot 8 and house, Block 30 Revelstoke 3 20  JLots 7 and 8 and house, block 48                 " 12 00  Lots 7 to 10, block 3                                         " 4 50  Lot 4, Block 3 and hotel                                  " 31 00  Lot 2, Block 15                                                  ������������������ 3 10  ...limits 12.15 nnd store, blk8;lots6,7, blkO      ������������������ 127 50  ... jL������t 48, Block 30                                        Trout Lake 3 CO  ...iJLotr*. 17and 18. 21 t*. 24. Block 11, and  Lots 23  1  ,..\             nnd 21. Block 4                     T*-*-...s'..ke  f 6 JO  .,  'LotO. BL.ck Oanrl bu MTn,-                        l������\'ijftis, n j4 55  4 20  30  25  1 00  20  ::oo  200  2 00  85  20  95  95  20  45  25  50  25  65  21  05  35  2 50  25  10 20  25  50  1 15  s m  14 95  5 45  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00;  2 00;  2 00  2 00  2 CO'  2 00i  2 uo:  2 0'  2 00  I  2 ������������������*���������*.  2 (TO  58 70  0 30  5 45  70  (SO  11 20  4 00  14 05  14 95  ���������i  CA)  S 0.5  5*15  S IX)  5 So  11 20  5 45  14 05  0 8.5  35 50  5 35  130 TO  5 fe5  8 90  17 70  -"*" Ocean Laundry.  An "ocean laundry" is an experiment, first to be tried on the steam-  chip New England, of the Dominion *  Line. The usual practice with an  ocean liner Is to allow its own laundry  to assume large proportion somewhere  j down in the hold, while the soiled 11a-  ! en of Its passengers becomes an in-  j dividual care and trouble until the end  j of the voyage.  ; The passenger will now, give his  i linen to the steward, and from the  laundry-nan below, in a few hours, lt  will be returned to him fresh and  clean. The new plant will handle on  tan average of 7,000 pieces of linen a  day, with the capacity for doing the  * entire washing for about SOD people.  It will be as complete as a laundry on  chore. The plant has a dally consumption of fifty barrels of soap and  twenty barrels of starch.  One item is the use of 4,000 gallons  Of water per day, which is condensed  on the ship by special apparatus. The  machinery of the plant consists of m  large steam rnang!" and washing and  Ironing machines. Napkins and towels can be "fed" 'o the mangle machine at the rale of 4,000 pieces an  hour. 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The secret of her  I success is worth knowing: "I don't  j believe In speculaiion as a rule," she  j says, "and I don't cpeculate as much  ; as people think. YTlien offered so  * many shares of s!*"ck at so much I  buy one share and then send out to  ; see what it will brin-r. If it's a good  ; advance I buy the ros.. if not, I don't.  J This was my plan when I used to  ; deal In horses.    I wo-ild get a day's  * option on a borsc. a*-v3  j would bring before  !.**���������*.  I tribute my success ch;  : of   always buying   -svT r  j wants to sell, and S"'li*  see what it  ns lt. I at-  y ;o the rule  every ono  r when every  *'s a price on  *n  Ur? L price  one wants to buy. T  everything I have. Y.'i  ls offered I sell. 1 never buy anything  Just to hold on to it. Not raacu! Ard  I try to steer clear of Wall s'.rcet.  Any one who hasn't a whole fortune  to back his deals had betccr do tho  same. I do everything, with all my.  mind. If there is a lawsuit on hand  I go into every detail of it with mv  lawyer. It's the same with everything  ���������Ue,"  FRED PHASER,  .���������Vj'iC.'i.-iJ.'* an-J   CoHortnr..  Internal bathi when properly taken  r-n-e often more essenUal than external  b������/hs. The four avenues of ellmina-  tk-n molt remain unobstructed if per-  ������*rwt health ia to be obtained or retain**  ���������a; thus being  free husband and Toe
my. mind to do my duty by my family, nnd so Ormande, shall propose lo
llu, ra bu ra Mostyn before another week
is gonel'*
.���would pass through ber, r.s her brain
."worked on ana on ovor tho (ttinre
Khastly suiij-cr, sncl yet, when cither
��� ���1 her nurses rose m i hit shiver and
touched her hand, thinking she niighi
be cold, thev would find it burning
���with the strong heat of fever���.1 fever
born not of the pain ru her foot, but
of her mind.
I To Mrs. >*mytlie and Miss Weston,
this quiet, almost lethargic condition was both natural nnd desirahTe.
But Dr. 5te*ivnrt '.vas not so satisfied; as a matter ol fact he wns puzzled, and no tie told Lord Otway one
-day as he met th**. young mnn on the.
���noorstep, making in's usual inquiry for
Katharine's health.
"There's more the matter than n
���sprain,'- he sard, ns he. shook hands
���with JLord Otway. "Miss Brereton has
the symptoms and apj-enranco of one
<who ha."*; gone through some great
���mental strain; il is tho uiind that is
keeping  her   back.'-
Lord Otway was silent, but the
"memory of Katharine's face as he .had
"seen it first c.ime hefore hira. In fancy-
he could hear again*her voice aa she.
���spoke in those snort, constrained tones
to Gordon i-jniytlie At (ho railway station, ond he knew that Pr. Stewart
(was right. ',
,' "It Is such glorious weather," ho
-J-emarked na he passed down the
fcteps with the doctor, "it saems n
thousand pities Miss Brereton cannot
4>e out in it; But 1 suppose this is
��� "By no mcins; the* foot is decided-
4j better. Let me see; it is a lorl-
night since it happened, is it not?
'.Yes��� well, the sprain Iras progressed
remarkably well; r see no reason why
Bhe should not bo carried out into
^he air, or even taken for a drtve.
Of course, she must not attempt to
���walk or use Her foot yet. Are you
gorng up to ALaple Tree House, Lord
Otwayf May J drive you there,?'
} Lady Blancrte Helluirs was out in
ihe garden, seated beneath her ".favorite tree, .when .Lord Otway descended from tha doctor's carriage.
"Well, Ormande,' she inquired, ''and
how is your invalid  to-day?'
Lord Otway Hung himself down rn a
low garden chair, und gave Dr. Stewart s   report.
*.   "Hum��� the mind!     How. odd it     is
���these  mysterious  people   always *sui-
fex from menial complaints."
I"   Lord Otway*) frank, handsomo face
"Thnt is not like you, Aunt
Blanche," he said gently, feeling hurt,
fee scarcely knew why, at the implied
���en-aer at Katharine. "I am sure you
{.���would not say it if you were to meet
HTss  Brereton.1* ���
1 Lady Blanche was silent, but her
(face wore a disturbed look.
1 She was angry with ber nephew ���
��� extremely angry. Here was a fort-
' l-oight gone, and yet Ormande was no
jrraarer that desirable matri'monra" re-
isult than he* had been before the
'fortnight, was born.
.Miss Mostyn was growing impatient
and cross, ihat was perceptible to the
meanest intelligence, but neither her-
impatience nor ill- temper seemed to
attract Lord Otway's attention for a
p.'n-gle moment.
''And with Thine, in ihe condition
titit it is!'r miuse'd Lady Blanche, -with
ti.-owiwg irt nation, "how on earth
'l->-��s Ormar.de imagine that he will
k-vep things going "whan Thanecourt
d.e?��� as drc he must some day. Barbara's income is just what is' needed;
rsiie is a nice girl! Heavens above,
what does a  man want more?"
She was puzzled too at the change
���chat had come upon Lord Otway; he
was no longer brisk and full of chat
and vigor, his manner was strangely preoccupied, and he spoke in a
dreamy way, that betokened deep
thought. "Lady Blanche, woman v��
i\ae world as she was, was not keen
(-Dough to jump at nnyth.ng like the
truth- and consequently she was
Her brows met as she glanced at
���her nephew now. and noted how
fchough'ui and grave IrTs face had
"Orain nd**������!" ���������.in* .--n'd in    her  sharp,
dec-Tiiv-j  -.-,-:.y. "yi'-A ..we something on
jour m.'nd, I   nm thinking.      What is
_.3tf Are you being ho,hered   by  your
The twenty- fifth of July was a
splendid day. The people of Norlh-
minstur were not iu tihe least degree
"Lady Blanche always has finu
weather!"  Ihey said  wilh  decision.
For there was a grand garden
party fixed io take place at ��� Maple
Tree House on this particular' dale,
and consequently, a.s n matter of
course, the sun shone gloriously, as it
always did��� according to Xorili-
minsler gossip��� when Lady ninnciiii
Bellairs emertnincd her  friends.
It waa a very grand day, ton, nt
the lawn, as Miss Weston's pretty
quaint lit I le residence was called, so
named from iho tact Ihal. at the hack
of the house there stretched a long
wide lawn as sofl ns velvet und as
green  as grass should  lie.
Katharine was not only going    mil
into the garden for tho first tinie,but
shie was going to try and.walk a   few
steps  with  the  uid 'of  a   stout  stick.
She had been carried out two or thron
times hefore, nnd placed comfortably
on the soft cushions of Miss Weston's I
old- fashioned barouche,     had      heen [
driven    through   J-forthmi'nster     and i
shown all the points of interest outside tho town, which latter of course
sbe knew moderately well from having visited it now and then on shopping expeditions for Mrs. Smythe or
luerself.    But .though she hud driven,
Katharine  hnd    been    strongly   forbidden  bu Dr. Stewart to put     her
foot to ihe ground until this liercely
hot  afternoon when, having got  tho
desired permission, she was going  to
take a short walk all by herself. Mrs.
iSmythe hud flown over  for  a   brief
moment to her own home, in nn agony
lest Gordon should have made ono of
his sudden      and unexpected uppeur-
unr.es  iu    Ledstone,    a   not   unlikely
thing  his mothor  opined, since      she
had not heard from him for nearly a
week.     Miss Weston    was    due      at
Maple Tree House, for .she  wus     decidedly inside    the magic    circle     of
[Lady Blanche's acquaintances, and so
-���left alone in Dorcas' care, to whom
a  multitude of rigorous orders    had
been given��� Katharine was going to
make her first effort to    regain the
use of her foot.
Miss Weston hod accompanied her
to'the edge of the lawn, but as the
clock was striking three, and punctuality waa one of her many virtues,
shie* batook herself to her carriage to
go to Maple Tree House.
"My dear," she urged as sho turned away, "you will be careful now,
.won't you?"
Katharine smiled faintly as she
gave the desired  promise.
"I don't ihulf like, leaving you," continued the kind- hearted little lady.
"But you say you would rather try
alone first, dear child."
"Much��� much rather. Now, please,
do not let mo keep you. Here comes
Dorcas to tell you five minutes have
"Five! Dear me! I must rush. You
.will be most careful, and ���������" and
.with a final word of warning and
anxiety, Caroline iWeston tiisappeur-
ed, *
"Good, generous soull" Katharine
asid to iherself, and tears sprung unbidden to hor eyes.
She sighed us" sho gazed at the
beauty, the peace of this old- fashioned garden.
"How I should havo loved il in
thoso days, before this horror came
u|H>n me," was the thought that ran
in her mind; then a swift look of resolution, eagerness arrd dread crossed her face; "but I must get better
quickly;  yes,  quickly,  and  then  I can
te*t*Xd try maa thank you tor" all youi
goodness to me; but ���forgive rne for
saying it! ���but will not your aunt
.wonder what has become of you 1"
Lord Otway pulled up another chair
clote to Katharine's and sat down in
it. i        *   .
"Aunt Blanche, knows lhe reason
of ray absence, Miss Brcreton; in
fact, it was as much on her account
as my own that 1 came into North-
minslor just now. I shall get back
lo Maplo 'free House lung before thc
party  is over."
He was silent a tier this, and Katharine, glancing at him, saw that
ihero was a .-loud on his sunny fnee,
and a coritrai-S ion as. of pain around
his mouth. it almost vexed hor io
seo it there. Why, she could not
have   (old. .
Ormande, turning at that moment,
mot   hor gaze.
"1 see you hnve guessed the- truth
1 am very'much troubled, Miss Drere-
ton,"   ho  sard   frankly.
Katharine tried lo push herself up,
but had to lean back again on the,
soft  cushions.
��� "May I riot help you, Lord Ot* i
way?" sbo said, faintly but eagerly, j
"Please call on mo if I can bo oi '���
any  uso." .    ;
Tho young man looked at her ten-:
derly, but with do*.*p respect temper-;
ing  the  tenderness. '      '
"There is nothing you can do, j
Miss 'Urereton. li. is ���bul: I must;
not depress you w-ith sadness in thi3;
our second meeting. I don't think II
should hnve said what I have only.j
'anmeh-nlvr, I don't feel us if we were,
utter  strangers." !
Katharine's heart beat a little hui-|
rlerlly. i
"We  may  be  good   friends in      the
future;  who knows?"  she  replied.
Lord  Otway's  face  flushsd.
'Tt ���it will  be    a  great happiness
to  me,  thia   friendship  with  you."
He  put  a   slight   emphasis  oil     the
last  word.      Katharine was silent for!
a   moment,   then,   with  the      delicate!
roso pink; lingering on her cheeks, she i
"But your trouble. Lord Otway ���
.���will you not let me help you? Be*
member,  I  look your help." j
Ee     smiled   for   an     instant,    then '
San-tad,  and   then,   with  a  deep  sigh,
U   faco   grown   pained   and   sad,   he
replied:��� - .
[ I have beard of tbe death of a
'dear friend, Aliss Brcreton," he said.
"A1 *hrl***-hi, noble boiy I We were almost brother together, and I cannot
��� can-act lealize thu t'he is gone forever.'*
Hi-i voice was broken, and Katharine krrsw Ihat tears were in his
eyes.- She longed to stretch out her
hand in comfort, but she restrained
horeelf, and long afterward she
thanked   Heaven she,  had done so.
"1 am deeply, trulv sorry for you,"
���be faltered.
"���nir-.Bk you," suid Lord Otway.
'"Thank you, Miss Brcreton. Strang-
*(����� though we ure, I feel, I know, I
have your .-sympathy. Ab I: if you
hed only seen my poor cousin ��� if
you had met und known him you
would realize-how great hisj loss is
���to mo. There we.i'e few better or
nobler men in the world than? poor
Craven  Adair, my ���*"
Ho stopped suddenly, .for Katharine
had sprung from her chair, had uttered a broken cry, then a low moan
of^patn, and when, in great fear and
anxiety, Lord .Otway- bent over her
as sho fell back nerveless on The
cushions nguin, he saw that she had
fainted. *   . v
'A   greal   fear   seized   Lord     Otway
as  he bent  over  the girl's mute, pal-
lifl  face.  Waa she dead, Loo ? Was the
leave       this  all,     and   go   to  another j joy,   the strange  happiness  waked   at
country.      I .shall, breathe  freer witbj sight of Katharine, and never realiz-
an       0(-��nn   between   me     and   ���  and!  od  so   fully   until   this   moment  ���was
Gordon  .Smyi.he 1 Life, here, with   rhia|  this   ull   to   go,   to   vanish   out   of his ]
ghastly,   this   horrible   secret    weigh-1  life,  before he had   thoroughly grasp-;
itig  me down,   would  he  torture 1      It i ed   it?  Surely,   surely.   Heaven   would '
would   drive     me   mad."       She       put!  not   be  so   cruel '   In'his  anguish   thei
her  hand  to  her  eyes  with a gesturej young man l>;n!.  lower and lower, ti!lj
of   pain;   then,   as   if   to  silence       thei unconsciously   his  lips   touched       that j
working   of  her   mind,   she   began   to; pale,   uoble  brow.       Al   the   touch   he)
move very  feebly,  very slowly,  rath-, started,  and  the  blood  rushed  wildly]
er nervously down  the lawn. j  through   his- veins.       Lifting   hirjj;eff 1
Cord Otway departed she must know
all he had to tell about his cousirr,
Graven Adair, The resolution born
in thnt ono moment was firm as iron.
"X am better now��� quite better,"
she said, framing her pale lips into
the semblance of a smile. "Don't look
so frightened, Dorcrus; thero is nothing  wrong."
"I am glad Ihe mistress didn't see.
you, tauss, for sh-s'd line been, g really
alarmed. 'Sow you must drink some
brandy��� only n'little, hut it will do
you tgood."
"Let me mix it," exclaimed Lord Oi-
wuy, feeling an luiruje delight steal
into (liis heart at being allowed t(i;
.wait i>n Jror, lo do something for her.'
"And then, lirfss if f may make so
bold, I should advTse you to let his
lordship and rne help "you back into
the houso again."
'"Not for a few minutes, Doreas,"T
pleaded Katharine, lifting her eyes,
however, not to rhe servarrf.s fnee.'liut
ta 'Lord Otway's. "1 promise not to
move, and I���I think I shall . feel
better oui in the. air. .1 run so sorry
I gave you such a. fright; :it ,c was
very; silly of me."
Dorcas hesitated a moment; then,
with a sharp look at the young
clergyman, said:
"Well, if his lordship will see that
you don't try to walk lor a wh.ile.and
will come,und cull hie when you want'
to come in, I'll give irr,'miss; not hut.
what I think you'd be best "indoors
"Oh, the sunsh.'ne and air will do
her good; and-1, will promise to take
care of heje Dorcas. -You can trust
me, can't yoii?"
"I'd trust your face, my lord, long-
beyond another's written word," was
Dorcas's reply, as she moved away
and left them alone*.
"Dorcas hns evidently a higher
opinion of you- fnee than mine, Lord
Otway," Katharine said, schooling
her agitated nerves to appear calni
and at hei- ease, while ull the time sho
was Quivering in every limb fiom excitement, fear, und menial pain mingl-
I   ed.
- .Lord Otway fixed his frank,    blue
I   eyesl on iher.
|       "Dorcas  is clearly  wanting  in    dis-
i  cern.ment,  then, .Miss 'Brcreton,'*.    he
said lightly yet earnestly.   He paused
a  moment.      "Perhapi  f   had   better
leave  you  now?" he said;""for"!   am-
afraid  I  bore you, arrd  perhaps   you
would rattier he alone?"
Katharine stretched .out her small
white bund rn protest."
"JNo, no; nlctisc stay��� (ihat is, if you
cure to. You��� you do not. bore me,
and I wish you to slay.'
A flush mounted to his face.
"If you only knew how much pleasure-it is to me to he here," he', exclaimed, drawing up his chair again.
"I suppose there is something in affinities, iTft.cr all, Miss Brereton; for
I feel there is a strong wave of
sympathy between us two��� a sym-
pathiy, that rs.none the less'because a
few weeks ago neither of us know
there was such another existing in
the world at all."
"Your sympathy took very tangible'
form," was Katharine's reply. .'���.' She,
sighed a. broken sigh, then, more eagerly, ehe said, "May not mine bo used:
in the same way? You��� you * were
telling ine of j-our trouble just now,
Lord Otway, when I was fooUsh enough to faint.. Will��� will -you not
tell mo more?"  ���;.'     . i.i -i' .'���.���':.'������
"I don't think it is the best topic
I could choose. -"It-was selfish of rne
to-allude to my sorrow before you. I
should have remembered: how delicate you aro, and���������"
"No, no, Lord Otway. you aro
���wrong; I am glad you-told me of
���of your loss; yes, glad. It takes me
ouO of myself;: it is the fir^t flni in
the chain of friendship that is to hind
us together. Don't forget you have
promised I nm to be your frre��d!'
Her quick, light tones jarred on
Ormande's sensirive. ear. He     was
too tihoroughly rtcquar'nted with mental suffering not to know llbe signs
when he met them. Katharine was
not merely worried; she. was deeply
troubled  and  disturbed.
���He longed to beg her to confide in
him, to usk her to unburden herself
to him. and lot him soothe and comfort her.     It    was not    so much the
"I-I hope I shan't faint," was the; suddenly    he strode  across   the  lawn, I  "^ -^e^that Ta^d   th
crrim-jr*.*-!    ( Viniin*li  *   .inrl.    p.rpn   ns   she.    and.   Innirmrr   in    ni    *,    n-.n^n...       ti.^t- ..... .     ,   , ......  -=
agonized   thought;   and,   even   as   sbe   and,   looking  in   st   a   window-
thought   this,   her   limbs   trembled  as] opened   into   the   garden,   called
if   thoy   refused   to   support   her.   Thet somo one  to  come st once. \
stick shook unsteadily, and she would: Dorcas answered the summons, and, i
have sunk feebly to the ground had; uttering a sharp exclamation. she i
not   a   strong     arm     been     suddenly; turned   bick   for   one   moment,     then!
v;car aa usuai.
Lord Otw.*:y rolnrrd  faintly.
"I shiill  have  *,���> 1-ave   you    before
long, Aunt Jilanc-he," he said evasively*.
Lady Blanche tc��k the bait; to
abu****- Lord 0:v.-ay'.*> pirish, vicar,
���work, daily life, eir.. was an occupation tha* never palled on her.
"Why, you have not been here a
month. Ormande��� it is preposterous;
I shall write and tell Dr. Bray so
I/->rd  Otwiy wnTled  at  this.
"It will b-* waste of time, dear, for
tl must go;  f   hnve  hid quite enough
TJiolld'-iy  to last me fur a   year."
.Lady Blanch'* knitted on in silence;
she n'.is wondering how best she could
broach the subject of m.-irnaae. and
Miss Mostyn, when that young lady
Appeared on Ihe scene herself, a picture of rural simplicity, in a gown
that had coit nothing under twenty
���guineas.     ������
Lord Otway (rave, a little sigh as
she went; be infinitely preferred to
Bit and dream over that pale, love.ly
faoe. tT.yo.ie ma rveilnus eyes of Katharine Brereton, than to gaze at the
pretty, empty, flesh- and- blood onp
of * Barbara Mostyn; but duty /TS-
manded him to exert himself and arn-
nso hffi aunt's g'K-st, .*-���> lr.'* sacrificed
fcTo inclinations nn tlie altar of courtesy  and conventionality.
Lady Blanche -sented at Iter table,
p:-n in band, to write a letter that.
never would be dispatched, watched
the young roup!*: c.igerly from lh:.s
f.Jstunre, her* h*-p ��� growing more a.s-
Eured, t:!! ah'' saw i.*a rbi ra rise .slowly and come tnwa.rd.-*. ; hs house in lhe
samo dispirited fn-f--iiic-.il aa she had ]
cr(>-.--A thc* I.'iwn li.-fore, ''���
"Virm my word, Ormande is enough !
to try a saint!" cjirulated Lady i
"BJanchn to herself; linn, as she threw j
(Trnvn her pen, she pureed up her !ips. '
"I 3iy., I ���riiu.si t.-il;.; rn-liters in hand, '
.-"1 -in'e i.e. is m> biind l.o the in ier- '
fists of tbe Th.*rn��*rouri future��� well I
be must have his eyes opened. What |
on earth li,*i3 come to tho boy? I canTL
make him out. Well, that dnesn'-T
matter, after all, for I  have made up
passed around her form, and a sense
of protection and help come to her.
It was at first a very vague feeling, for Katharine had seen nothing
but a blurred, black mass beside her,
heard nothing but the -singing in her
ears. Rut: when a few moments had
passed, and  rhe  faini ness  was     "gone,
she.. o|HTiV��Oiejl^^c^_J12M-*   i!l��*y _met, _., ._
once"" more,   iTki**i*   i~w'o~!r*S5iSuS7^^~reh^fih
rierlv- concerned blue eves that had, tho eyea looked our
inixt'd so slrangely in her confused bke stars of beauty,
thoughts  of  late. |-   ,Afei'ou    better-  really
"Are   vou   bolter   ���really   better ?"| a-^Kod  Ormande,      eogerly.
reappeared v.ith a gigantic bottle of
smelling salts, the very same, in fact
that had been proffered Katharine af
ter   her  accident,   and   some   brandy.
"You hold ib?. sn'ts in her nose, w;r
while I run and fetch more brandv;
she's coming round, f   think."
And even ns Dorcas turned and
went back pwiftly to the  hr,i.r-;e, those.
feeling; but he crushed ''it "down.
Their friendship was too young to
permit of this. He must not presume
upon it. .  * �����
Her eagerness, her agitation did
not seem to him to arise from any-
outward thing, but were merely the
outcome of her distressed mind, and
her interest in his trouble seemed to
ihim to be o.s much a desire, to forget
her  own in  hearing of  ajnother's.
Katharine  saw  hi.*)   hesitation.'
"You loved your cousin*?" she faltered.
"As  a   brother," Ormande    replied
vr(~i if:��� ,;-ii7=Trn d -y'sad Iyj=-^'VW**frrntfy=i��et=:iii>=late=yeaTSj=:
beneath    them, | Miss Brereton; circumstances had occurred to separate our boyhood."   His
mother  was ray father'*) sister,   and,
Inquired   Lord   Oivav.   eagerly.   "Cani "fraifl you must have, tried your foot
stand  for on-  rr.Vni.'nt. only    orroi  t*w_rouc*h. Miss  Brereton"
"I      am ! consequently, sister also   -to'   .Lady
he must look on her houso as his
home, ond that Mnrian henceforth
should be to liler ns her own
-J'Well?'- bre-uthed Katharine, hurriedly.
JLord Otway shook his head.
"Alas, It was not u-nll, Miss Brereton. Craven absolutely refused to
havo anything to tlo with Lndy
Bl.-mcho or my f:it!i:t. lie resented
their treatment of his parents, nnd
sukilly declared Ihat his stsler nnd
he would battle I lie world together.
Hc, loo, was such a proud nature���
n real Thunccouri."
��� -Katharine shivered; she had before her eyes ,-it Ilia I* moment the
'imago of that fair, frank, luinosl face
_���a face on wliieli sli.'iinc* or disgrace
���.cciuld never have wiiil.cn orre Hire
Her 'cheeks grew a shade pit Ier,' 1ml
Orintinde was gazing -sl-'iidily nheal, u
mist ol unshod Uvirs dii'Mning his
gane,. and * he did not. even look nt:
her   face.
"With me only would Craven have
anything to do," he .wenl on after n
moment's pause. "He had grown fond
of me, thank Heaven! and looked to
me us he mi^-lit have done to n brother or a father fo- nl leer ion nnd
advice. i\Vesnw'-i pr-ut deal of one
another, despite lire *r..pnr nt my f.*iin-
'ily* i for Aunt Bi.-in'.-.!*.�� and my fa I tier .were ooanitlcmlily incense! at Craven s independence, antl 1 think��� I
hope���I was able to help him. Marian, poor child, is a permanent, invalid. She is deformed, and she worshiped Craven as something higher
than the sun. I ,-hudder when I think
ol Iter grief now." "*
.- Katharine's two s- rill hands clerch-
ed ^cither side of the aria-chair; the
tension���*on hei- nerves was so great
.she felt almost as it she rrrust shriek
aloud in her pity and ask him to stop;
and still she would hear more��� she-
must know till.
"Where��� where is she?' she forced herself io ask, lici* voice sounding
hollow in her own ears.
, "She will be wiih us to-night," replied Oriii.rude, brushing hi.s hand
surreptitiously over Iris moist eyes. "I
shall wait till she comes, audi then
go up to London and search for Craven- myself."
"But" ���K.-tlha r i: e's whisper wns almost inaudible���"did��� did you not say
that he��� he was dead?"
"I repeated what I have b-en told,
Miss Bierclon. This morning Aunt
Blanche roe ived .in ngoi'ixol Te ter
from poor Mariin, telling trow nearly
three weeks ago, Or.iven left her one
���morning, so he said, on important business. When she asked hiin further
..what this business was, he laughed
and told her it wa.s a secret, but she
should know when he returned. Although he laughed, Marian seemed to
���gather that ho wus uneasy, urged to
tills thought more especially ns ol
late he had boon very depressed und
.wretched. This the child had atirih-
uted to the fact llrat he could get
nothing to do. He had been rn a moderately good cily berth, but Uus hud
come to a summary end��� how, Marian Jcbuld not tell."
���, Alas! alasl poor Katharine knew
.'only: too well��� in her curs rang the
poor boy's complaint to Gordon
Smythe:   "I  have   been discredited
through you! ruined by youi" She
moistened her white lips with her
tongue, and drooped her htnd with
intolerable shame nrrd parrr, that she,
her father's- beloved liU.lo K.itlio,
should be so linked to tlris sorry tale
of woe.
."I have been kept so very busy in
my.parish the last few months," Lord
Otway said, with self- reproach und
sadness in his voice, "that 1 was not
able to see my cousins as often us
I should have liked; but I, ton, rn
the fow times we mat, saw that Craven was not happy; 1 fenced then, as
I fear now, thai. ho. had got into a
bad set��� not willingly, poor boy, but
by. some mischance, f remember once
his telling mo, with much -el-nion, that
he should boa millionaire before long,
and. when I pressed hiin to explain,
he laughed and put me off. I knew
he had a little capital��� the money,
in fact, which they both inherited
from their mother, who, na a daughter of the Kir I of'Thunccouri, of
course had her own dowry when she
married; and rem.m.*boring this money, .1 contented myself with feeling
assured Craven and Marian could never "starve. Poor Mari.in's letter undeceived me this morning. Hut 1
must not bore you too much, Miss
Brereton; you are looking very, very
pale; I���������
,' Katharine waved  her  hand.
I, "Please goion," she snid huskily; "I
���I am deeply   interested;   1  want  to
mg   down  lier  agitation   beiore    i...
|    "I bog your  pardon,  LortJ Cf.vuy,''
js.'iid;   "I forgot   whal.  t   wA�� eaying.
;1   moved  my   foot   without   S*in>"';;ig,
'.md���'*    Then   more   hurriedly,   "11*;:-
veti grant X   may  be allowed ,tu h-.-lp
and  comfort  your  cousin  in  itvr  *���(>:-
row-i   Heaven grant  til'*     A    prayer-
that crime from the depths of her ng-
-���nized  heart.
Oi mil side  looked a!   her arixiim'.'y.
"1 know I havo tired you out, Miss
Brereton,"       he  said      'remorsefully.
"Vou ������will  never    let  me eoino again.
i wish I rould do something for you."
Kulharino  shivered    .slightly,     urn!
passed    ono      of  her cold,' trembling
hands over her  burning eyes.
"I���I think I iwill go in now,Lord
OiAvay;  I am   very  tired."
"I will call Dorcfis," Ormande srihl
hurriedly, ovivi-wheliniiig himself with
reproach as he '(���lanced at her blanched f.u-o. "I���I am afraid I shrill n-ri
be. allowed to come and sea yo.l again
Miss 'Brereton.*'
"This ���this dUMPpon ru nen of your
cousin need not necessarily be den Mi.
Pooplo have vanished before, and yet
oome b'tok," eald Katharine, eager;;*'.
"If it: <hm glvon to human hands tu
trace him, Miss Brcreton," wus Or-
aiunde's reply, "mine shall bo tha
ones to do it. A'*i 1 said just: now,
T cannot bring myself to think that
Craven is dead; and v.-ero it not for
poor Marian's pitiful certainty on
lliis point, I should not allow tho notion to exist for a moment. Ci
course, it is horribly strange; particularly so in connection with Craven,
.whose love for his sister was so
great that ho never willingly left
fcav for more than an hour togethui.
But, like you, I shall not bo satisfied
that the poor boy is dead unit.l I
havo seen his dead bady, or at least
his   last  resting-place."
Katharine shuddered, her hands
clasped themselves together v.'itlr a
convrrlsive movement. Was noi that
gravo riveted in her mind forever V
When should she be able to turn her
eyes without seeing thai yawning pil,
with I h.i ugonizod young face standing oul wiih ghastly clearness from
the   blackness ?
Orinmde mistook Ihe sh'.ver for
one   of   f.niguo.
"You must really go in now," he
uid hnoiily. "I wiil send Dorcas :;*i
1 pass tire window ���you would prefer her help to mine, I think. Good-
by   for   lo-clay."
ICathai inc. put mic of hor small,
i rambling hands inio his. If ho had
hoped lh.it she would take his aid
into the house lie was dis.-.ppoinied.
"Good-by I" she.said, wiih a fuint
���sucji  a   faint,   smile.  "Good-by l"
Lord Otway paused a 'moment, then
drew away bis hand and turned on
his  heel.
When he reached (he edge of tho
lawn he looked back, and his brows
contracted, as he saw that she had
buried ber face iu hor two hands, as
Lhough   sho   were   weeoping   bitte.rly.
When Lord Otway called the. following day at the Lawn, ho was met
by the in.tellige"nco that Katharine
was extremely ill, and was compelled
to remain in her room.
lie had .somiided his poor little.
Cousin Marian, so far as it was possible, and now, having seen hor safely, and it must ba added, tenderly
cared for by Lady Blanche, who
never did things by halves, Ormande.
was going to devote I he remainder of
his holiday iu searching for Craven
Adair. r ,
Lord Otway turned away from Miss
Weston's door with a sigh. Not until
this moment did ho realize how deeply and passionately ho hud grown to
love  Kal harine 'Brereton.
He should have liked lo have seen
her before he started on this sad und
rather hopeless task; he longed to
have carried away (he. memory of her
sweet voice wishing him God- speed
und success; but it was not to be, and
so tho young man smothorod a sigh
of regret, aud with a lingering look
at Katharine's window, took his departure  to Northminsler  Station.
���r you a chair,
lean well on
is  right.  Only
moment, while T Ivi-
See, here is my si ici;
both of lhem. That
a   moment 1" !
It   was scarcely   a  second  before he!
was  back   with   u   large  garden  ehair,^
into   which   with   quiet    strength    he'
put   lier  aa   gently     a;i    any    woman
might have done. j
Kal ''.(i'Tne'.i   courage    revived,      and:
she   fell    Ihe   frelile.ness   leaving   her. j
"It.   waa   nn   old   story,''     she     said!
within wan  smile; 'I  thought I r.oiildl
do so much all at once." j
"I sIkujI.'I like to scold you, but i
that is out of the queslion, since, fj
don't know you well enough." litird'^
Otway was gazin*,* anxiously at he.r|
whito face. "Let me get you some-'
thing, Miss Brereton; you have over-1
taxed your strengih. f���I am so ���
glad I "happened to cornc just then."*
".So  am   I,   most   heartily." i
Katharine shivered.  She  passed  her!
hand   over   her   eje.s,   but.   shook     her
head   when   he  again  suggested    somo.
"I want nothing; but to thank you
for your great kindness, Lord Otway," she answered. "f have heard
of your daily visits t.o make inquiries
afKtl, rne; b-lievc. ine, I am deeply:
grnli'ful. Vou could not have rlono
inure if I were an old and valued
friend, insteiid of a complete stranger."
Lord Otway brgnn io spr-ak, but,
he liil lii'i lips anl checked himself.
"I must .'ip(.i(.;.;ize for nppcr ring so
suddenly now, bul. I met. .Miss \Y<*.".I.-
nri on her way 1.3 my aunt's garden
parly, nnd she Bave rne pe.nai-.-iiuri
to come in."
A liny touch ot color stole to
Katharine's   face.
"I am much pleased to see you,
Lord Otway. I have bein looking
forward   to   this   mooting,    whon     I
Katharine made no answer; she was
staring at him��� staring with such a
worbl of ngony, of hviplrv/) fear in
those deep, gray ori).', that Lord Ol-
way winced a.s though some one had
struck htm a hbJw, Tf hn had been
inclined to doubt Dr. .*Jinwart's opinion before, lie must hove been converted now. Her mind wa.s her ailment, i ndeed.
And yet, Ti;..'(-.*tnp!*i*.*��. nsihle as It
may seem, the young man did nor
for an instant associate this fainting
fit with the subject of the conversation .that had begun just before it occurred.
He said nothing��� rh-vre was nothing
ho could say after reading ihat
glance��� but .he felt a stronger wave
of sympathy and lenderne.ss pass over
him in connection  with this grrl.
As Dorcas came toward them carrying a tray with a glass, water bottle, and brandy decanter on it, the
young man went forward lo relieve,
her oi this, with n,s much deference aa
though sho had been a duc.hc.s3, rrot
a  .servant.
Ka fharinf p,nw him    tv\    and      she,
li real.hed ,-r     fdiorl.    *.���*���*! **:p-ng sign; sh"
wn.s   h*ifle(*us!y wide-  awake  a :-r,*i j ri;   hii
words  were ringing i'n   h"r  ears��� si in
longed   wildly  for   hiin   to   go,   lo     lim
alone, while ui. I he .mine, time a slrrm-*
contradictory  delei'jiriiiiil ion  cr.pt  on
her   (*.*>    fitilidtii*     her     weakness,   her
ngilation, arid lo know tl.'*-  rest.  Yes,
��ht>  inu.'il; know  more.       Pclrnp-i       nl.
this moment  the  mangled    body      (f
Ihat  murdered  boy     lay   exposed     *o
sight, while the myrmidons of tha law
were, in sea reh of Gordon .Smythe,  lho
coward who b/id  taken his  liie ��� tho
, cruel  coward, .her husband.     1'erhap.H
1 even now .Urn sunrrji. ns    would    cor/io,
i her  to attend and p-ol.oct  this    hus-'
i hand  from a   sihanWut    end  ��� who
could  tell?     Hor brnln  reclod,      but
nho conquered thu dizziness.     Before
Blanche; and when ��he married Con-
i oy Adair phe. wns ronsidered to havo
brought    disgrace upon herself    nnd
', the house of Thinecourt.  Poor   Aunt
;  Anne!  hers was a   troubled   life!   I do
. &t icgret, Miss  Brereton, that  it was
: not 'n my power to have a-jststed her
in her sorrows, but  tin's was nn   im-
������  povwibrliry;  firstly,    because  f     knew
'; .-iD-'ofutcfy  r.'iUiTng about  her  b.'yond
the, fact that 1   hid  an aunt    named
i Anne;   and, <-:>*c(-ivi!y,   because  my   fa-
:  Iher  and  Aunt   il'.iui.'.hu..   were so determine:!  and severe  in    their   i.real-
: merit of her, and k.-pt her r*gWly out
; of my reach. I might never hnve.
",_ known anything more of her had not
fate Cfrcown poor Craven and rriy-
. self together acc'dentuHy.''
; He paused, and lCr;,'lr.rr'rne drew a
��� short, sharp breath; her. h.indx were.
\ trembling involuntarily; tiro * very
; mention of that mum*, Craven Adair,
| se-emed to pierce Irer heart like, a
| sword thrust, yer. she longed to hear
; more., to hear the end. .
| "It was at Marsh Lea, a ��mall wn-
I tcring pl.ace on the* rotil li coast. I
j had run down there ior a f>'W days'
I rest nnd cii:*n*:.;". of-ntr, aoo e.lvine.n
j brought ;n:- fwee to face' wiih my
I mint and her two children. If. wna
! ft B,id m*e*"l ing. Miss Brereton, for the
| mother .wrm in a dying condition, find,
j rntl-Md,   �����������**.irvd   lliree,   days   after.   Hlni
had    made   li'M-w-lf,    hor   poverty,   arid
her ariyicly known to m<\   I tried hard
to briny .aboul.  a    reivirieiliiiiiori  with
my   father  and   Aunt   .lllanoli'.',   iiul    I
wna  loo  late,  nnd all    I.  could do  was
to enlist   their  sympathy   fur  Craven
and  Marian.      'When  nil'was over     I
think Aunt. Bio ne. lie would  have giverr
her  right band  lo have scon nnd l;i.*-s-
ed   her staler  once  again   beforo   she
(lied.      She   never said   much to   me,
for miy aunt is such n   proud, reticent
spirit,   Aliss  Brereton,   but   I     knew
by   her  faco  that she  was  wretched.
SJre  wrote at  once  mil  told;  t'ravcu    called her to the necessity of ctish-
iWhut of his death? How���'
Ormande's face .wore a perplexed
and sad look.
"Craven has mysteriously disappeared; Mil riuu has waited day after
day for him to return, but not one
sign ol him, dead or alive, has come
to her. At last, driven to desperation'by fear, grief and poverty, for
tho child has not a , penny, in tin*
world, having always looked to Craven" for her support, she wrote off
yesterday to my* aunt ent.renling her
to help her. I have (his very instant,
despatched a maid to London to hnr.g
Marian here direct, nnd she will arrive here this evening; I .wanted to
go myself, but Aim.. JJI.-inehe had
soma whim oh tin's srruj-ct, and re-
fv.'Mtl to let me do so, saying! she
Hooded  me ut   home,  more.'-
"Arid��� and you are witting here
with mel'-
ft was a simple, coiniiioriplnce sentence, but could 'Oriii.iride have
known the torture it u.ive Ivallinrinc
to utter il, he would have been aru.'i;;-
cd and distressed. As it was, Ire was
ivtiornnl, and he colored up (|iii'.-.'*:-
Jy nn he. ati-swered: '
-"Atifil Blanche vv i I f*r..;ivc nv, iii n
.fJreretorr, c*-.p-jci.;l'y niicu yh�� I;.:..c/i
l:o,v much comfort yo:n- .<.yrnp.il Iiy !;<:.*i
Ci ven mo."
"Oh, if J could do (-n;r.(:llr!rrgl' H i
only   could   do  .-.ora**. hiao;l
The cry b-oke f;o:ir K *. ��� li *. i racs ;i;k.
i n vol ii n la r'i y. Orman .;���':������ i'j:s ' j.- ev,*
\".tif\'.r; he. 1'iiev** lu ir*i*l not iaten j i ��� i .���
ink-en in Lho tani.j </f lhi:( fill's ria-
"There Is much f.*r yn'ri rrali! ���
liorr rt.   to-do,"   lis  .'i.ii'i sol t* v,    "wh-n
rtfariin ccinci. You  will  T'.-.'m*. brin;- i!lml   lhrn  we'll   pal:  'im
Marian   l.o  you,   Mi-;;   Urero���'��� ""    C/f '''e thumb backwards,
"Oh, no! .Oh, !I-.':i'.-.'ii, mi!'' h:.**.-���-
ruiit'cd Kal hario-.., l<��-.|n;t n*i .s,,li'-
cinilrot at hare thought of standing
face to face witli l he sister, wliiie her
n-.inil was filled witli tlie. memory of
the .brother's murder; but a glance
nt  Ormande'3 startl-d  expression   re*
The end of July was fast approaching; in a corner of a country lune,
overshadowed , by wide - spread in-;
trees, with a 'brook rippling by conveniently at tho fooL of the tiny
hill, stood a traveling caravan; while
a brisk whistle, a strong smell of
tobacco, and tho 'tap, tap of a hammer, soon led one lo discover the
master of tho van busy mending an
old  chair.
���A boy of about ten .years was playing on the steps, and a smaller child
wus sented beside tho smoker, crowing to itself.
jXap^Jap_.jyjsijt the hammer, then
camo a bfeak7^fiTnd~a~^^vbi(Je~calred
from the houso on wheels:
"Hallo I" was Jim's ruponse, turning his head to   look baeicwurds.
".Tim !" A womair emerged wil h a
bundle of wet rags she had "been
washing in her well- browned hands.
"Jim.  he's orful bad  to-night."
"I heard 'im," replied Jim. "Whal'-i
he adoin' now ? Is he n-sleepin', misET
is ?"
���Tiro woman wrung out: her rags of
garments . and fjiing I bora on (he
hedge to dry. 8he shook her head.
������".Ho, he's in raie of (hem faint likes
Jim, I don't ftel comfortable ahout
'im. He don't get no ' bailor, and
that's just  the blessed  truth."
"Well, what's to be done, Maria?
Wo can't chuck the poor cove out 'ere
to die. We've dorre our bast for hiin
so long, wo might go on a littlo
wliile    longer."
.The '���������cmuii wiped her brow wirb
her .���i*p..iii., but she lonkedundecided.
"I tell you I ain't comfortable like,
Jim. It wus ull very well at the.
beginnln', we expect in1 every 'niinit
us he'd be better and be his'sell ugin,
but wot nro we to do if ho gels
worae.r ? Wot then ? AVe can't pay nc
funeral, and that yer know as well
hi**! t does,  Jim."
.lim   smoked   on   v-uiuMy   and   ham-
mi'rtd at. his chair- for a moment.then
ho   looked  up again.
"Wot's   to   be   done,   Maria?"
The   woman   paused,.
"/'II   tell   you,"   she  said,  slowly,, ns
with an air of a person arrived at u
'conclusion     alter  much     deliberation.
"You'll   jusl   march   down   to  the  vil-
�����.co  and   fetch   up   th'j  doctor    chap,
ith a j"--!:
into      the
v.*3i-k'uis infirmary  ���or  Ihe 'sylum.  I
km<*w  Ihere.'s one  'ere."
Jim  was silent   for another spell.
"Well,"   he  said   at    last,     pushing
back the chair and surveying it with
much   satisfaction,   "I   suppose   you're
right, as por usual, Maria, and after
ali   rrt've stuck  by    he  fop so  long
It's only fair somo one should tai
�� turn now. "Here, nh'oot us over HO-
iood^ I'll- ba off to tho village) ' ot
anno; we maun got it settled right'
He pushed his long arms into lie
nondescript: garment called by courtesy a coat, then lifting tho child
up kissed i (: beforo giving it into tho
motliiir's hands, and wi-th his pipe st ill
between his teeth, turned down the
iano and was soon out of sight.
The. air outside wns still, save for .-US
occasional croak of a toad, Lho
munching ot the horses, or llio busz
of tho insect world seeking ils rest;
but inside thorn wa.s tho continual
sound of some, one as in pain��� a perpetual low moaning, (hen a feoblo,
hoa est*, cry:
"Help! Help! I am��� holpl** and
then (hu moaning again.
The woman's fuco softened as slnV
sat alono.
"Poor clrtipl" is'h i muttered oiico.nnd
going in sho rani.'toned a, bandage iu
saiio wator, and bent over tho rough,
an-akeshift of a   bod.
Tha wot bandage seeiuied to sootho
tho hick. man.
"Poar .chap!" (ho woman muttered
again, as he, grow quieter, and sho
went back to her seat. Sho gavo a
abort aigh. If it woron't that times '
was so hard I'd cut off my and boosj**.
er nor lei 'im go; but it's too much'
for us; we can't find bread far our.
children,, and how aro we to keep
��Ina{" .      o      ,
She sat, lost in thought, till an
lour had gone, and at last voices and'
footsteps told her that her *.hu;band
jvas  returning.
"I've told this gentleman ��tll abonS
'im, Maria," Jim sard by ��vay of introduction, and then tho ucrotor, a k;en-
facecl, middle-aged ma,***, mounted tlio
steps aud entered the caravan.
In another moment ho camo back'.
"There is acute inflammation of tho
brain; the poor follow rs in a" desperate condition. I sjn amazed that he
fcteta exislcd all this time. How long
ago, exactly, ia \>. since, you picked
him'-ajp/" " r
"More nor tlrrae v/o'-ks, yer honor,"
nnd theji Jim want over    tho   whale
atory again, how Irs was travellingl'.t-a
[Athshire, and ono evening put  up at
��  place called      Frassr's  Mino,  near
liodstone, und Just as ho was     fixing
everything for the night he  heard    a ,
[���xroaning como from sumewhaira about
Lh<) .mouth of tho pit, and bavin)*-** eon-
fiiiered his fright, ho h-ul leaned ovor
tlM old shaft, and looking down with'
^is luulorn, had soon a   man clinging
'/���ith  all his strength    to a       broad
nvrrn, .part of lh**i woodwork that had
en  built up noar tho lop, and how,
had shouted    encouragement      to
.io poor creature, and ho and his wife
*/d flung stout ropes ovor tho edge,
;rd jby the greatest difficulty manag-
���?(! to drag Tho wretched man to   the
purfaco, wThore he had fa] Ion down in
a fa.int, and then had gono on growing .worse -nd worse, until thoy fear-i
cd tbat he could last no longer.
the doctor listened attentively.
"But  why did you not  carry    him
baok to Ledstone?     No doubt he is an
Inhabitant of the place;     you   would
have saved yoers.'-Jf much trouble    if
you had dono this."
"Well," confessed Jim, us ho Knocked tho ashes out of h.'a pipe, "it wore;
liko this: my missis and r both got
the same notion into our 'cads as ho
were a cove as was a-hulrin' for some**.
thin', and ao, d'ye see, sur "
"So you thought you    would    give -
him'a  helping hand to'escape?"
Tho physician smiled; then ho turn**
ed and spoko to the nurso in a . low,
voico, and then addressed Jim again,
"JJ will huvo hitn conveyed  to    th'o
People's  Hospital    al^once. It     is
lucky you cumo to mo to-night, for
thora is such a run on thei place by,
lo-irnorrow tho bed eight have been
filled. Ho will be well cared "for
thoro, and wo can send and make inquiries at Ledstone. You must ro
main ir*-*, .however, a.s it will bo necessary for yoa to state this story to
(ho parish authorities. Just'givo mo
a'hand; we'll lift him into tho ambulance cart; it will jolt him a bit, but
I expect hc has had samo of that lately in the van."
A covered c*rt was drawn up im tihe
lane, and into this tho sick man, was
carried by Jim and the doctor," not
without much trouble; then, with a
parting admonition to Jim to como up,
to the village early (he next morning,'
the oart started off ata slotv, steady,
paoo down tho lane, now bathed it
tho red rays of tho fast dying sun.
"It is a curious tale," mused the
doctor to hi.uiself as he walked along
by the sido of tho curt, whilo tho
nurse sat by the sick man and soothed him as best she could through the
journey. "From the little I can see;
tho poor fellow looks a gentleman;
might bo very young, too��� for that
white hair does not match his face.
Well, I must do what I can for him,
bo able to speak for hCmaelf; that is,
if my theory about his belonging to
.Ledstone Should prove to bo incorrect."
thm cart passed through' tho vil-
lags, and stopped at a building that
bore unmistakably its character and
naturo written in its walls. Above
tho doorway flushed a lump, and by,
its swingiiig itg'ht might hnve been
seen a square pteco of white stone let
into the wall, bearing an inscription
engraved on it. The words of this
inscription were as follows:���
"Thia hospital was erected by Squire
Charles Hugh Mostyn, of Brexley
Hall, Brexley village', i<rr commemoration of tlio fifl.eenlli birthday ol his
beloved and only child, Uarbara Mos-
ty.n, and presented by the said squire
Charles Hugh Mostyn, to the inr
habitants of Brexlev village us a
Then followed the date,' which told
that the hospital was now about four
to five yours old, and benoatih* the date:
was  inscribed an appropriate  text.
The doctor, a kind- hearted man,
whoso interest and-svunpalliy were
keenly aroused by the unusual caso
brought thus suddenly., under his notice, made every -arrangement for'
the invalid's comfort,; and himself
helped* to.carry the now senseless
form' up to one of i���!]���?. private, rooms
set a part for extreme cases like this.
And so, while Lord Otway was
s-��arc.h.;.iLg in. every direction; whilo
Go-rdon Smythe, back in his old
i*aunts, was endeavoring lo slule conscience and fear at one and (.he. .same
time; while Lady I3lanx:be Bellairs
a ltd the poor deformed MarTan were"
waiting an.riou.sly for news., and
Katharine Brereton lay. with wide,
cgonized eyes and beating bruin,
thinking��� always thinking��� of the
atvut- awful subject, Craven Adair, the
cause of this search* thia fear, this
grief, and this hopeless despair, was
carried into a shelter that was sustained by the indifferent charity o��� a
very fortunate young woman by,
name Barbara Mottyn.
Such (s the irony of fatal
(To be Continued.)       , ,    ���;
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Urea l-tff-fc*'  *%Hi  ���������m-  /  ������?&  ���������/  ��������� OTHIXG had happened���������nothing at all.    Sho said it  over and over again to herself, as if to persuade herself tlrnt it wns true. But it  wns nothing���������nothing at all.  She lay back on the steamer ohair that  was hor" favorite  resting-placo, perched  high up in the littlo piazza just oulsiilo  her bedroom.   She closed her eyes wearily to think it all over, while the muflled  roar of the breakers coming across the  hay reiterated the tiresome phrase���������that  nothing,  nothing at  nil  had  happened.  She tried to collect hor thoughts and discover just  what had  taken  place���������this  nothing.     She had gone to the dinner���������  lier husband had  insisted on her going  without hiin���������she had met Hobart again,  thoy had chatted during the dinner, in n  conventionally superficial way, and then  again in a more personal, intimate way  on the piazza nfter the cotXeo.    And he  had escorted her homo���������while the maid  who had called for her walked slightly  behind.    At parting he had looked into  her eyes,  said  "Good   night"���������told  her  how pleasant it had been  to meet her  again, nnd had asked permission to call  eome other time, and���������and that wns all.  As she had told herself for the twentieth  time, nothing had really happened at all.  Well, what was changed?    And what  was she goiirg to do now?     And why?  The deep, regular breathing of her sleeping husband came to her from the closed  abutters on her left���������the room adjoining  hers.   Ah, her husband!    If he had only  been different!    How many women, she  wondered, had excused themselves thus?  Here she was battling with the most serious resolution   she   had ever   struggled  with���������yes, more serious than that other  she had taken a few weeks before���������and  ���������there he was sleeping as calmly a stone's  throw awav ns if she had never existed.  That typified their relation.    Or if she  had been blessed with a child! She smiled  a little,*wry smile at the staleness of the  excuse���������always excuses.  She stared for a while out over across  the hay, and almost fancied she could see  the dancing white foam beyond the sen-  'linol dunes. Making a great effort, she  determined to fight oif her growing sluggishness, her lousing to drift, determined  resolutelv to begin from the very beginning, and think it all out for herself.  When she had conic down from town,  she had been so sure of herself, so absolutely convinced that she' was right, and  Ithat'nothing could alter her determination.  She had agreed to everything, and  .Harriman had remained in town to ar-  ranee somo business matters, and she had  ���������planned to bo domestic for a few weeks,  'and then thev were to sail quietly away  :for Europe and begin life all over again  : There was to be no scandal, thoy had  gono all over it so often, she was deter  'mined to spare her husband's pndo���������his  lone vulnerable point���������she was-to go oil  ;t<6 the Massachusetts coast to pay a visit  I to her sister, and he was to sail for a  (year's stav in Europe, being over-worked  iby that last public building he had erect-  *ed in Tacoma.   Her husband would receive a letter, explaining it as quietly as  '��������� possible, and no one would know until  ithe divorce was granted.    Divorces can  !be arranged so quietly if one knows the  ! ropes, and has the will and the wherc-  i withal to cheat the reporter.  Of course,  ���������'there would be some talk���������she had made  ��������� up her mind there would be some���������but  lafie knew she could rely on her husband  I (jo do it with as neat despatch as if he  Vere arranging a contest for a cup. Yes,  ;he would spare hor, because it would bo  Sparing his name.    His name!   Yes, she  :Said to herself, dreamily, that was really  fall he had ever given her. There had been  ' times in the past when sho had wondered  . if it would havo made any difference had  ���������'she been a poor girl and had owed a great  deal to him. Would gratitude have been  'a bond?   But she hud not had even the  ��������� luxury of that sentiment.   This beautiful  ,'Long Island home had always been hers,  ���������andshe had loved every nook and cranny  ' of it long before she had ever met him,  .while ho, even now, cared -for It only for  ithe sport of racing fast boats, or now.ond  'then going off on a crnise with a jolly  .-���������tag party and plenty of cold bottles on  {board. ,  ! She had come down four weeks ago  ���������with the thought of Harriman stirring  Iher strangely as she went about the place  lhe had loved with her. They had been  ithe most perfect companions tho suni-  imeT before. Sho had never met a man  ���������that so completely gave himBelf up to tho  ���������fascination of lower Long Island���������even  as ehe had done. He was .constantly  pointing out to her the beauty .of somo  great white sail silently gliding over  what was apparently a green meadow���������   for-tfce=llttIeHnlets=on=wliieh=!-he=-'boats  sailed all day long slipped in and out  among irregular-patches of high swamp  grass���������or of the sky swept by great white  cloud-wings as of angels, or of the -sea,  ever alike and yet-eve? changing. They  never tired of the racy air���������-union of  brine and pino���������Lhe -spicy, bestirring air  .of lower Long IolumL Thoy had glided  into this intimacy of t'aought.and feeling-  as innocently as those pure white sails  glided boforo .the ifkid.  Then nil at once there bad boen a shuddering awakening, brought nbout by  some light word spoken by xi woman who:  -thought the worst and thought nono tho  less of -them���������perhaps, a little more���������for  it. The purity oi thc white sails was  ���������gone. They could not bear the -usual altitude of tht gay set, .somehow they wero  of different calibre, .and so tliey had  talked it all.oyer again-and again, iintihat  last the following spring had brought its  .'������������������flotation-**** decision not ���������lightly takes on  ���������either side.  She smiled now,alone in the darkness-  how well she had conned .every argument  ���������thoy were young, wero hot's their lives  to be sacrificed to an ill-considered act of  a mero girl? Her husband did not need  l-er, his valet was of infinitely moro importance to liirn, perhaps his horses camo  next, and then iris yacht, and then possibly she���������or possibly another���������she had  Jong since censed to care.  ��������� How they had protested again and.  again���������Harriman nnd she���������that thoy  wore made for each otherl They wero  sympathetic, looked on lifo and nature  from the same vantage poirrt, enjoyed  everything together, ah I how they enjoyed! Mado for* one another? Why,  they wero orro, more united than ever  huBband nrrd wife had been. Tlieir union  would not be a mere yielding to passion  ���������she felt sho could not oiiiluro that���������of  course not���������it would lie n union of intellect, heart, bouI���������overy thing. How tliey  had delighted in justifying .themselves to  each other! How sure tlrey had been Umt  their wrong-doing would be different'  j*rom tliat of any "other couple ia all tiro  centuries that had gono before! This  special instanee���������this one case���������(ah,  how wo all love to deceive ourselves!)  Wrohg-doingl why it wns right-doing.  They were the blithest of sinners, tho  most conscious of well-doers" the sun  shone on.  So for the pnst four weeks she hlul  lived in a dream���������eaten, slept, talked,  driven as usual, but a wake only to the one  great fact that faced her. There wero  powerful memories stirring her at every  turn of the drive���������every irregular inlet,  every odor had brought Hnrrirrran vividly before her. She was going to him���������  the struggle was over, another week lo In  dreamed through and she. would bo hid  till death parted thorn.  Till death parted tlrem���������she had heard  that before���������soinowhcro from tho dim  past thoso solemn words rose witli a  strange* uccusa liorr. Why did such  thoughts persist to-night? Why bring up  again all those harrowing doubts? Sho  had not decided lighlly; she was entering into this now relation far more prayerfully, far more earnestly thnn ten years  before as a mere child she had entered  into marriage.  Till death���������yes, this step must bo final.  Its finality, its steadfastness, was what  separated it from more���������mere���������nh! she  could not say it. Yet���������suddenly she  sprang up and paced the littlo piazza���������  yes, something had happened after all.  That was what had happened, the first  shock of doubt had como to her. Doubt  ���������not of him, no, no, she believed in him  He worshipped hor, and what was moro,  he honored her. Of courso no other  woman would over believe it, hut he honored her for tho very sacrifice she was  about to make for hira. He honored her  that she was not the type to deceive her  husband. He knew all that the step  meant to her. Sho was positive that his  love for her wns thnt clean, honest love  which lasts after a. woman's hair turns  grey. She know the glow would sweep  into his great blue eyes, ten���������yes, twenty  ���������years' from thin at the sight of her,  just as they did now.  But doubt noire the less���������and worse,  doubt of herself! It had coma! She  should bo thankful, at least, that it had  not como too late. Tho tragedy of doubt  afterward���������that would havo killed lie-,  by inches. Better far the doubt now.  And how had that doubt entered hoi  Kden? A pair of mocking black eye*-  answered her. ITev hand felt again tin  slight pressure of an hour ago. Sho shivered and drew her golf cape closely aboul  her, and turned her head and tool: sornr  of the rough collar between her teeth, "j  ,won't believe it���������1 can't. I won't!" s)u  i murmured, as s*he bit savagely   at th:  I Jim Ketchum, Financier.  BY ANNE O'HAGAN.  [woolly wrap.  I    It was all st? ���������s-bs-.-vd���������positively child  :ishl    What hud Hobart done?    N'othine  iwhatever.    lie hiid said nothing at air*  i time that aman mny aot say to a woman  ���������in the same social standing.    Wlrat had  j aroused that sudden consciousness, thai  junexpeoted spark,   a.s   of   stone   striking   stone,    flung    straight    from    eyi-  ito   eye?      The  slightest   tightening  o;  j the good-night  clasp  of  the hand,  the  |sharp, quickened breath, and it was n!T  j over.   She would, havo thought notliin-.-  I of it a few years ago.    Pshaw!  it wa-*  Inothing.    Her anomalous   positron, hae  sharpened her intuitions, she was inorbic  ind overstrung, perhaps, she scolded hev-  ���������clf.tshe was even growing absurd.   Am'*  yet the next instant she was telling her  self that a contented wife can offord i.  quickening breath, a flash of sympathy  whatever-may*bo called that subtle, elu  sive sex-consciousness, but a woman who  was on the brink of leaving her lawfu.  husband for .another man?   Thero was r.  sudden glimpse of possibilities���������a great  I chasm-seemed  to  opon    before  her���������ti  ; black defile.   Horrible I   she covered hei  jfneo with her hands.  |    Half an hour :later, her ono thought  | wns how to tell him.    She never cotrlc  i bring herself -to confess the truth���������to re  Ivenl to him ithe spectre that had arisen  i between him and her. She know he wotdd  Hu'ke it all as a lack of trust in him.   Air.  I'how that would hurt!    He would thtnk  |she held him as other men, light wooers  jof the passing moment.    But oven.thai  I was better than to confess it was herself  j-*he mistrusted.   IIow she would fall ir  ���������his eyes!    It must be the other,hurt .".*?  ,'it would.   She rose wearily, and went tt*  iher desk.   After all, it had come about  ���������that it was not to hor husband that the  idiflicult letter was to be written.  I    She   wrote    rapidly,    and    nervously  ���������'scanned one note after another,   before  : tearing it up in passionate disgust,    lr.  jail, she destroyed four.    Then a suddee  'inspiration eume to her���������at least a teni.  pornry way-out of the.diflicully:  "Bear Jlr. Harriman: I have suddenly  decided not .to pay that visit to my sister, as I had intended to do next week  So. I shall remain at Summerttmo, where  we shall be glad to welcome you at an;,  -litne;"���������^1    ~       :~ ~        ;     ~~.        T~~  When he came, ns sho knew he would,  there was very littlo explanation. She  find quivered in imagination'beiore thc  puindnhis eyc3, the reality .could not hurt  ''Mvorsn. She implored him to believe that  she still trusted him���������loved hirrr? Of  course, as she always would continue to  do. But she could not do it���������she was  not ns courageous nsshe had thought herself���������Hint was all. Ho knew it was nol  all, but he bowed'before her decision us  J-.s must.  Tlte day beforo ho sailed, they sat talking conventionally in tho little summer-  liriiue.overlooking the bay. Thither.came  Hobart. She roso politely, introduced the  two men, continued to chat in her  musical, low voice. The two men felt a  frigidity beneath all her vivacity���������-there  was a sense of strain, of a holding-in of  3ome powerful emotion. No one could  have named it���������yet all three felt its in*  lluence.  To Harriman even her voice had  changed, hardened as if the muscles in  the throat were held in a vice. By a  strange intuition he realized that this  newcomer had played some part in her  Incision. Hobart only felt in some vague  way limit she would never respond to him  again as he had felt her respond that one  night. He glowered at Harriman" and  cursed his coming below his breath. Tho  two men watched each other closely, dan-  'jprous lights came nnd went in their eyes.  She chatted oh without daring to stop,  ind here and there the men threw in a  polite interjection or two. They were  club men of the twentieth century. Hnd  Ihey been savages, they would havo flown  rt eneh other's throats.  "HowdyI" rang out her husband's  \ dice, ns) cool and calm in his white  vnclilirif* suit, he approached Willi a hand  nut for either man: "Stay to dinner?"  Milt, neither mini accepted. At tlie gate  j .in" man took the rond to the left, tho  oilrcr tho road to the right. Yet neither  man nially understood.���������July "Book-  :i<nn-"  HE gentlemen  who  had   boon  investigating    the    possibilities of Ketchum's Point ns a  summer   resort  returned  to  the inn jubilant.    In fancy,  they already hoard the bray  ing of a band in nightly'competition with'  the surging of tho North Atlantic.   They  listened to a sibilant silken promenade  through pillared corridors, thoy dreamed  of candle-light nt play  upon  table appointments of triple  plate.    They even  foresaw Maine legislatures supine, Maine  prohibition repealed, nnd while damask  flecked with lights of amber and ruby  from slender glasses���������the concealing cup  banished forever from Maine's service of  Bacchus.  The climate <was superb, the sharpened  speculative appetites proclaimed; the  ���������cenery���������tho3egray promontories of rock,  those stretches of iir nnd furze toward  the inland hills, that curved silvery  beach,'a very new moon for beauty���������  here was scenery to fire even the speculative mind to poetry. The prospectors  sniffed the salt, sharp air; they looked  ���������cross the deep bay beyond Ketchum's  Point toward -a wide, low, clear-burning  sunset, and they slapped one another on  the back out of pure delight.  They were in luck, they kept declaring. The place was accessible, yet untrodden. No summer cottages marred  the stretches of ..sweet-fern . and bay.  Ketchum's sharp-jointed old inn was tire  nearest approach to a hotel within a radius of ten miles. Yet two navigable  fide rivers, making their sluggish way in  from the sea, almost converged here, offering gentle water sports to all who desired them; the deep incurving of the  beach beyond the Point made a sheltered  bay for sailing, and in front the Atlantic laid an unbroken path for the winds  straight from the other side of the  .world.  Bentley, the fire-proof paint millionaire, had fallen in love with, the place.  ���������But Bentley had not yet been educated  to the point of enjoying scenery out of  which he could derive no profits. To  syndicate nature in some way or another  was with him to prove his appreciation  of it. He would build a "cottage" which  ehould set the pace in cottages. The  hotel should" stand on the hill between  the converging creeks. Other cottages  would follow Bentley's, but 1"3 company  should hold all tho adjoining land so  that cheap liostelrios and boarding-houses  should not come nigh. * Ketchum's Point  ���������of course as Kenwick suggested, they  must revive an old Indian namo for it-  would soon "make Mount Desert look  like thirty cents." The phrase was  Fletcher's, who found the current or even  the slightly outworn slang a_ great help  .to him in the expression of his ideas.  When thoy came back boisterously  pleased with themselves and their plans,  they found old Jim Ketchum sitting on  the roofless piazza of his hotel, smoking.  The salt seemed dried ia his gray, uneven beard, in his sparse gray locks, in  the weather-beaten furrows of his thin  old face. He nodded indifferently to hia  guests as thoy, with a bluster intended  to denote an agreeable, democratic cordiality, mado their way across the.  patched floor.  "Guess you'll find supper about ready,"  he vouchsafed, and they with great enthusiasm told him that supper would  find them about ready. "A wonderful  climate, this of yours, for appetites, .JMr.  Ketchum," they assured him, and Jim allowed that "most folks gen'rally found it  hearty." Then he sat, watching the even  Ing star throb out at the edge of thc paling sunset fire, and the blue'night claim  the sea. Afterwards he mado his rheumatic way to the kitchen, .where he solemnly blew out one of the two lamps  by which the viands were heing apportioned.  "You'd think the Oil Trust was giv in'  kerosene away," he protested to the  wasteful damsels of the commissariat.  ���������Meantime, in the long, bleak, whitewashed dining-room, the prospective .developers of Ketchum's Point sat at a  long, bleak table thinly covered with  coarse damask, and ate saloratus biscuit  and oozy clam chowder with great gusto.  "Things were better in Sirs. Ketchum's  day," volunteered the Rev. JMr. Mather,  who sat in a sort of sacerdotal loneliness on one side of the table, ������b Kenwiek,  after a critical examination of thc  stewed apples, removed them with the  monosyllable "dried."  "Oh, has the eld fellow lost his wife?"  asked Kenwiek. >  "Lost is the word," replied the-clergy*  man,L smiling^ "Amit Lucindy, us she_  wa's"lgene'ralIy"T������llfe"drBid"not~3iBrbM'Tff:'  ter thirty-odd years of being a wagoloss  cook she rebelled. Three summers ago  she delivered her ultimatum. If Jim  would not supply her with a cook���������she  had done the cooking for the summer  boarders ever since they took in the first  one, the summer after their marringe���������  she would leave. 'This'house holds twenty, and cooking for twenty is no joke, I  take it, to ������ woman of sixty. But Jim  was horrified at the notion, nrrd she  packed up and departed. Sire's boon living with a married daughter in luist Mil*  burn, across the bay."  "Near enough io keep an eye on tlio  old man," grinned Fletcher.  "Seven miles .of a sail," said the clergyman, "but they're never, mot, and it's  doubtful if thoy erer will. It's a morbidly obstinate race they breed down here.  And as for accidental meetings���������Aunfc  Lucindy can't be hired to set foot upon  the sea, as she puts it, and it's a roundabout land trip of nearly tliirty miles."  "So Ketchum's pretty close," mused  Kenwiek.    Mr. Mather laughed.  "The sharpest, meanest man in Maine,"  he said, sticking an identifying pin in his  limp napkin as they all moved from the  table. *";'..  On the side piazza the group of men  who were planning the future of Ketchum's Point sat silent for a while. And  gradually into their quiet there obtruded a disagreeable surmise  "Do you suppose," suggested Fletcher,  ;*that Old Man Ketchum will hold out  for a big price on that strip of his across  the middle of the hill?"  "We'll offer him something he can't  afford to refuse," said Bentley. "There's  no one easier to buy with a little ready  money than your miser who denies his  wife a hired girl, or who's too mean to  feed his live stock decently."  "That's so," the others agreed. "But  it was a fool trick," grumbled Fletcher,  "ne'll come cheap enougn, uon't you  worry," said Bentley. Then they yawned  a while. And when they passed around to  the front on their way to tho square,  whitewashed bedrooms, where tho salt  of the sea seemed forever struggling to  release itself from tlio musty odor of  damp matting, they found the old men  staring into the night beyond the bay.  To Kenwick, who was held to bo something of a diplomat, was delegated the  task of interviewing Jim lire next morning. Kenwick anticipated no real difiiculty. The strip which the old man  owned was ns little arable as the rest of  ihe hill. The cabin that had onco stood  upon it was rootless, nnd two sides were  fallen in upon its rough foundations. Of  course the meanest man in Maine would  rejoice to part from so profitless a holding, however instinct and experience in  baj-tor had taught him the fructifying  uses of demand.  Kenwick, who was constantly deriving  satisfaction from his perception of other  people's hidden motives, was secretly  amused nt the old man's attitude. It  waa so perfect an example, it seemed to  him, of tho delay meant to stiinulnte  and pique. Jim put off tho interview  until he hnd come in from a visit to his  lobster-pots. The late tides mndo the  delay a long one. Kenwick occupied himself in walking up-and-down thermic  piazza and smiling with gentle cynicism.  "Well, Mr. Ketchum," ho remarked.. I  when Jim, slouch-shouldered, dira-eyed  nnd shabby, had reappeared, '.'I suppose  you know that Mr. Bentley, Mr. Fletcher  and I are interested in a little land venture down here."  Jim was unmoved and unsurprised. Ho  looked patiently upon his guest and admitted that he had heard as much.  Then Kenwick, with an air of much candor, declared that tho stretch of hillside  .to which Jim held the title was necessary to the success of the project.  "I'm not calo'latin' to sell," said Jim,  slowly. Kenwick could with difficulty repress a smile. It was exactly what he  had expected. The old skinflint meant to  enlrnnce tiro valuo of his stony holding.*"  hy his shyness! But Kenwick was tactful. Of course, Mr. Ketchum had not  calculated to sell; it would naturally  have been impossible for him to hope for  a buyer for n property which was given  value only by such an exigency a3 the  present.  At this juncture, Mr. Ketchum, without apology, arose lo enquire of a maid,  scuttling along by lhe side of the house,  why she was uot nl her labors. ITo explained to Kenwick Ihat summer "help"  wns a very uncertain quantity, and that  a 'prudent employrr "luul his work cul  out for him" in guarding against its  wasteful vagaries. Mr. Kenwick began  to look a little bored, but after the acquiescent interest demanded by diplomacy, went on to explain blandly how thc  project of- himself and his companion?  gave the hillside patch a purely factitious valuo, and how they would like to  know at what figure Mr. Ketchum would  soil it.  Jlr. Ketchum gazed seaward a while.  Xo change flitled ovor his patient face.  Finally ho turned toward his interlocutor. .  "I ain't calclaling to sell," he said,  .���������miably, and added that ho must go at  or.ee to attend to the getting of dinner.  "My wife," he said, halting, "is���������is  away, visitin' our married daughter. An'  most likely you don't know, Jlr. Ren-  wick, the waste there is in a kitchen���������  the thick parin's and all that."  Kenwick, the bland, having failed.  Fletcher, the bluff, undertook to browbeat the old man.  "See here," he began, inserting a cigar  between his teeth in a very ferocious  manner, "what's your idea, Ketchum ?  Wo'll give you five hundred dollnrs for  that strip of land there���������which is more  than.the whole blamed hillside is worth,  but we want it. We'ro not going to  raise the bid, so don't hold out for an**,  more.. You're a sensible man and a business man. You know it's a gold-mine for  you. .Come now, will you take it?"  Jim -looked patient. There was even n  slight wistfulness in his glance. But he  shook his head.  "You gentlemen don't understand," ho  snid, stumbling a little in his speech, not  from infirm purpose, but from iinaccu.o-  toined need of words. He struggled for  an explanation, but none came, and 1 e  finished with the old formula,. "I don't  calc'late to sell that land."  His eyes traveled toward it���������-the big,  bare, New England hill, 'littered with  liehened, purplish boulders, and guarded  at its crest by a dark army of firs.  The dusty green of bay powdered it.  and' unkempt stalks of early goldenrod'  bloomed upon it. Thc ruin bf the Utile  cottage lay pitifully poor and ragged in  the pellucid summer light. Fletcher's  glance paralleled Jinr*s, anger deepening  t]ro=ruddy=tone=bf "iiis^Bkih        --^���������^������������������  driven out of business by the hotel wo'rn  going to put up. But you're mistaken in  that. It will be the run king of you.  You'll have more custom than you ever  have had. You'll have all your old trade  ���������your school teachers and your clergymen and your professors with big families nnd smril! salaries���������n!l the good peoplo that we'll be a trille too expensive  for. You can run a whom Heel of sail  and fishing boats. You can extend your  ���������fisheries, and make a fortune supplying  our table. Como, come, Mr. Ketchum,  be reasonable."  "What you sny is likely enough so,"  said Jim, closing his ledger over a limp  and blackened piece of blotting-paper,  "but tiro truth is I don't calc'late to sell  that land."  Bentley looked murderous for :i minute. Then his brow slowly cleared.  There was no longer any kiridiie-*- in his  heart but there wns a moro potent thing  ���������respect.  "I seo what you want," he said, slowly. Then he lapsed into the florid stylo  of address native to him. "I tako off nry  hat to you, Mr. Ketchum. You're u  great financier lost down hero���������thrown  away. The thing you're holding oirt for,  the tiring you insist upon, you never even  mention. You nniko the other side beg  you to accept it! We'll, sir, you deserve  it.   Hero it is.    You want stock irr the  new company.    By gad!  sir, yon shall  have it."  Jim hnd gazed steadily  at the great  fire-proof paint man during this speech  At its close a faint smile sparkled in the  depths of his dim eyes.  "I  don't  mind  suyin',"  he  admitted,  "that if I had been cnlc'lating to sell, I  should have held out for somcthin' of  this sort.   But���������"  The  cords on  Jim's leathery  throat  above the gray flannel shirt moved curiously as he swallowed hard.   A dark red  combated the tan  of weather  and the  pallor of age in his face.  "You've been pretty square by me," he  said finally.    "Maybo you've a right to  know the truth.   Tire truth is���������the truth  is���������thirty-seven years ago this summer���������  thirty-seven  ��������� mo  an'  my   wifo  went  housekeepin' in that cottage  up there,  an'���������*"  Confessions trembled in the air.   Histories hung balanced.    There wero tales*  r._..���������-   ���������  to be told, of wifely eyes watching across:  feelings and preferences.    In certain en  the sea for Jim's fishing-smack, of chil-!  vironments they languish, in otricrs .hey  drcn  learning to  play  in   the  flat-hot- J  flourish.   How like our own life.  tomed boats whose-short sides hid them,"      I love bulbs.   I have a penect P-*^;10*-'  of neighborly feet picking a way up thei  for them.   Bulbs are so symbolical  Thought Bulbs.  (A travesty of "Garden" look.**.)  One of the most helpful nnd im-pirinj  of tlio year's -.Mrtlen hooks is "Tiiouiiht  Bulbs,"'bv f.ivn!criin Smart We.ul, author (  of "Soul'Wistaria," ������������������Hardens I Have;  Thought In," etc. It ii divided into lour;'  chapters, corresponding to the four moods;  of the author���������Sprimr, Summer, AurumrV,.  Winter. Thus, irr the opening ciupter-  there is a freshness o: fancy and a vcr-i  ditticy of idea that suggest the annual;  mystery of Nature's rciitrrcction. Here,  then, uro a fow leaves from j  SPUING.  How 1 love a garden! Oh, T just lovo  it I What a. sanctuary in whicli to commune with one's <*oul'" I can conceive of  a garden without a house���������there wiu  none in the Garden of Kden; but a hmis-j  without a garden���������to me it is unthinkable. , ,    .  Yet think of the number of people lithe world that have no gardens, who *!j  not know Delphinium formosuni ?rorn  Narcissus pactions ror Spcium rubrttni!  Think of an existence without* sun-dial*  box-edgirrgs and pergola! A gardenlesi  lifo!    Can anything be sadder?  I was wondering to-day, while cares*  in" a Rhododendron maximum, why it ii  I nave nihility for one flower and indifference for another. Why do I confer  a passion for Viola bljnda, while Herac*  leum lariatum leaves me cold? Do How*  ers have souls? The eye, 'tis said, is tin  window of'the soul; potatoes have eyes,  therefore   notatoes   have   sorrl3.    .(lot  Hymen, O Hymenase.  n'-!..-'  she  cou*.  America,  and  sha  I  into th(i  therefore   potatoes  scoffers say a woman cannot think logically.) And if the lowly potato has a  bcuI, surely Narcissus poeticus is not  without diie.  "How wonderful is spring!" I thoii-Tr.il  to-day. "How symbolical it is of resurrection after death!" I wonder if that  idea ever occurred to anyone else. I uc  hope not. I should like lo have.it foi  my very own. _.  Gardening is not learned rn a day. xou  must exneet to '���������'make many slips."  A pine tree always remind-; mc of a  cow at rest. It is so peaceful, so placid  so uncommunicative.  Never plant Diauthus barbatus m th*  north-west corner of your garden; it  prefers   the   south-east.     Flowers   have  And  hill on neighborly errands, of storms that' the  potentialities    locked    wrtar.i     -..ie  crashed along the coast, and bells that j scales  of  a  bulb are  almost  startling,  tolled in the village at their close.   But! What mav not a bulb become?    lo me a  Bentley did not know that these wercj bulb is a thing of beauty and a joy "*-*  the words for which ho waited, bewildered. He thought that ho was waiting  for a rational explanation of Jim's out-  ' break. But tlio old man took up the  lamp.  "I don't calc'late to sell it," ho said,  stubbornly, and left tho room.  Thc hill loomed "massive against the  night sky as ho inado his final rounds  with his rusty lantern. A sharp wind  whipped the swelling waters with ghostly foam. Across the hay the East Mil-  burn light pulsed from gold to red and  then to gold, again. Tire old man vouchsafed no glance in that direction. He  shambled about the place, testing locks  and shutters. But he shook his head as  ho wont into the dark hall for the night.  "Not that land" he said.���������From thr  "Bazar."  A Clever Swindle.  What are you holding out for?" ho  demanded, brutally. But Jim, apparently deaf, had moved off toward tlio ham.  Bentley, the magnate, at last undertook to bring Jim to reason.' Ben tiny  himself was finely unreasonable. Tiro  fact that he did not need to embark  upon a summer colony enterprise was  evident; the fact that, if Jim Ketchum*  did not wish to soli, there wns laird to ho  purchased at other poiirts along tha  const, was argued nt great length hy his  colleuguos. But Bentley had approved of.  Ketchum's Point. Itcr'rtley hud decided  upon exploiting it..'. Bc'iiUcy'** boundless  energy made the building of'a hotel seem  a desirable recreation, arid whnt Bentley  wanted ho was uceustomed to got.  "He probably thinks we'll spoil his  custom for him," said Bentley, when the  tale of Fletcher's* failure-had been told.  "He's a shrewd old fellow. He realizes  that five hundred dollars in hand won't'  bring in a thousand a year, and I suppose his summer business yields that.  But I'll talk to him."  So Bentley, with a lotig lino of successes to his record, sought Jim Ketchum  in the office after supper. The office was  a barroom furnished with a desk, two'  chairs, a map, and a highly* glazed view.1  of the annual corrrrty fair. Jim was  balancing an ancient ledger by the unshaded glare of a single kerosene-burner.,  After tlie briefest preliminaries Bentley.  offered him a thousand dollars for his.  land. ���������;  With  lack-lustre   eyes   the   old   man*,  blinked at the other.  "It's a big price, Mr. Bentley," hc said,  simply. "It's more than the land is!  worth. You can get the rest of the hill'  ���������three times as big a parcel as I own���������'  for half that. Of course, I know you  count on improvin' and buyin' up considerable all around here, an' some day it'll,  bi-* worth moro than that.    But it ain't  Several years ago a "gentleman*'  ajghted from a well-appointed brorrcrhan  at tho door of a London silversmith's  shop and purchased a considerable qu*i ir  trty of plate, in payment of which he  tendered a one hundred pound note and  received a small balance. He carried tire  plate away with him in the brou-*W****  and shortly afterward a "-policeman"  called at the shop to say that he had  heaTd of the purchase and to inform tin*  srlversmith that the note tendered in  payment was "a bad one. He was glad  to add, however, that tlie thicl" had been  apprehended and requested him to ut-  tend at the police station at, a certain  hour in the afternoon to identify thc prisoner. Ho told lhe silversmith that it  would be necessary for him to give "no  the bad note to facilitate tho preliminary  enquiries, and this the latter did, obtaining a formal receipt. Orr going to  the police station the unfortunate shopkeeper found that lie.had been hoaxed.  The* "gentleman" and tho "policeman"  were both members of lire light-fingered  fraternity, and the noto was a good on^  A Deserved Snub.  ever. I can not more imagine life wi-h-  out bulbs than without ink and paper. 1  am fond even of electric-light bulbs  though of course one can't plant tnem  And that is rather too bad, ior they  mi"ht grow up into current bu?hcs.  It's odd, but I never see a Magnolia  conspicua but I think of Van Bremen .'  land. I never visited Van Dromon s  Land, and I doubt whether Magnolia  conspicua prows there. Yet somehow 1  associate the two.   Isn't rt strange?  I had such a happy idea to-day. \\ hy  not plant mv thoughts, literally plant  them' For example, take the thought.  "The crass 13 green:" why not plant flowers so a3 lo form those very words?  Thus I might water and nourish my  thought, and watch it grow in bcautv  day by dav. And think of a whole gar-  don of such thoughts���������flower plotitudes!  Of all mv flowers I like best tho Poppycock (ropirycockus litetntus). Oh, I love  it! I never tire of caressing its papci  leaves and violet-ink corolla. Whenever  I have a thought, I rrm to Poppycock  and tell my secret. And Poppycock understands.���������Bert Lesion Taylor in tlv  "Keader."  Whom Love Exalts.  A United States newspaper tells  tho  ^following somewliatiinprobablo-story: ���������.  While in Canada, Lord and Lady Lairs-  downe pleased the Canadian people by  their friendly and unassuming manners,  which were in mnrked contrast to those of  former Goverrrors-Ocnernl nnd their  wives. It Is related Hint at a garrison  ball at Halifax the Colonel of tho regiment that was giving the dance came up  to Lady Larrsdownc and said: "Lady  Lnnsdowne, worr't you give mc a dunce,  please? I'm tired of dancing with these  silly little colonial girls. They have-no  style. I believe I'm engaged to one of  them for the next dunce, but you might  be kind enough to -rescue me." Lndy  Lnnsdowne replied, in tones loud enough  for everybody to hear, Unit the Colonel  was unlit to associate with any decent  people, colonial or otherwise, and concluded: "If this i3 the wny you treat  your guests I will relievo you of the  presence of one of them at once." Then  she ordered her carriage and left the ball.  Some time ago there dwelt in the heart  of a great metropolis an artist. His canvases were known throughout the worlds  and beforo them the people stood and  marvelled.  But as they gazed, unconsciously a  sense of disappointment came over them  and they turned away, for the exquisite  work, the marvelous detail, appealei  only to the eye, but left the heart cold.  Only the artists and critics lingered ovei  them, analyzing his skill, his delicate  strokes, his wonderful coloring and tht  fa ma he was winning.  And the great artist, understanding,  despaired, for he felt that the Critic1  prated coldly, but that the people knew.  So he studied and worked and watched  ���������arrd painted yet again. Once more the  papers praised, the critics approved���������but  the people turned away���������for it.was all  the work of the hand; not a stroke was  vitalized by thc soul.  =i-Now^itiso=liappc-ned--thrtt*"a=gTcatl"mi5-'  fortune came to the artist: his wealth  took flight, and he became very poor, lit  still painted, hut none bought. "We art  tired of your placid fields, your doll-like  faces," they said. "They, chiil us." Bul  still the man worked on; nnd :i3 he toiled  at his easel from early dawn till gray  twilight, he grew embittered; then fame  London   "-T ir.ci  "Would j on pay ten pound.*! a year to  remain a liachi'lo:-":'' u-l:ed Phyllis, look*  big up fronr tlie pi;-r.  ������������������flow do you :.*;i<u:!*<" I returned.  "Woll, they're goTng to put a tax on  bachelors," she ol';i.*i\e.!.  I roused myself and rcg.trdc-d her witli  astonishment.  "Lr a place c.ilicd Kansas,"  tinued. "I suppo.se that's in  isn't it?''  "Bead it out," I suggested,  began:  " 'A bill has been introduced  Kansas State Legislature providing for  a tax on bachelors of fifty dollars a year,  and on spinsters of twenty-five dollars a.  vcar.' It's a fur.rrv bill." she ���������.���������onuncnt-  ed.  "Verv," I admiticd.  "But'l should think ii would be rather  a good thing in some -.-..lys," she continued. "Suppose there i* a bachelor  who hasn't got fifty dollars and a spinster who hasn't got twenty-five���������if they  marry they will save seventy-five."  She was so pleased with her logical  conclusion that'l only said, "I'm glad I  don't live irr Kansas." ���������    .  "Oh, we shall get thc law hero soon,'' j  said Phyllis,-- nodding her iiead propheti- ;  cally, -'so you needn't be glad. You aro .  always saying yourself thai. lCnglaiid is '  becoming 'Americanized. And, besides, .  people want to be made to marry. Nobody marries nowadays till they aro  about eighty." '  "It might bo a  remunerative tax," I '  agreed.   "I.daresay one of tho discredited   Governments   will   take   it   up.      t-  wouldn't pay it myself, though." ���������  "Then v'ou'd have to marry," suhi  Phyllis. I:  "I wouldn't do llrat, either," I re- j  turned. "I would go to prison liko Dr; ,  Clifford." * 1!  "Oh," said Phyllis. '  "What would yoii do':" I enquired.     .  She hesitated.  "I shouldn't like to go io prison, and I  shouldn't like to pay the line, and I  shouldn't like to lrave to marry just anyone. I don't know what 1 should do.  How long would they give us to make  up our minds?*'  ''You'd have to decide at once," I said.  "The tax would come into force on tho  day the bill was passed."  ���������'Would most people pay?" -she asked.  "I hope most people would  prefer to  resist passively," I nn-swered.  "The prison* would be rather full,"  she suggested. "Why. if all the unmarried people went to prison there would  not be room for lhem. They'd have to  build new prisons. What does one do  in prison?"  "One picks oakum and makes mail-  bags," I answered.  '���������Thoy would soon pick all the oakum,  and there worrld be too many mail-bags,"  said Phyllis.   "Wouldn't thc stale find it  very expensive?"' '  I assented.  "Then ii would he gl.nl to get rid of  them," she went on.    "It.would try to   ���������  marry them iu the prisons and theu let;  them go." " .   "  *'*IIow could ii do thnt?" I asked jit  some curiosity. "You can't marry people  by force."  "But people will toon marry each oth-"  er if they lrave opportunities of meet-'  ing," she "declared."  ."You don't get many opportunities ol  meeting in a prison," I obje������ted. "The  system doesn't provide for it."  "They'd alter the system, then," said-  Phyllis. "They'd have fo give tea-parties.,  and dances, and private theatricals anij-  things." - *('  "That would alter fhc system," I  atrre*cd. "But I doubt if it could bo  done." j  "Then they'd have to keep all the uu<  married people in prison for ever," she  said. "1 don't think even the state could'  be so silly as that. Xo, if. the bill i->  passed it will happen as 1 say, and prU  son will become "  "A   kind   of   matrimonial   agency,"   II  suggested, as she paused for a word.     ,  "Yes," she said.   "And I shall go there/  tooj it will be great fun,  Relics of Nelson.  There is just rrow, says urr English  paper, a very interest ing "objection ioan'  in the United Service Institution at'  Whitehall ��������� the plume* of Triumpli  given by the Sultan to N'elson,  after the Battle of the Nile. The  plume is truly a magnificent thing.  Brilliants of great size nrrd beauty are  set on silver wires, so fine that the eighb  or ten erect lines of light quiver antj  flash with the slightest movement. Theso  =coriverge*=on^a-sta*r-T;entorcd-bv���������a-ros*)_  diamond of purest water; behind this ia  cunningly hidden clock woik which can  cause the star to revoln*. Orre carr imagine the effect of this liTn.'.in!* in the tarboosh, of the Lord of ti.e Ka',t.  To  take  an  ornament*   from  liis  own  person and bestow it upon an underlin;*  _    . is considered in Constantinople to be tho  deserted him; then his friends; and then! highest decoration  possible  to bo won;  ���������his youth. and never had this honor been conferred  Into the life of the artist thoro came j orr an unbeliever beforo N'eUon'i dny. An  ono day, as he lay sick unto death, aj English attache was scut lo carrv tho  woman.    In  his conscious  moments  he   'gift to the battered decks of the "Van-  saw her here and there about him, min-;  isteting lo his wants���������and oven in hb'  delirium ho  was conscious of her presence. He recovered���������and the woman wai  gone.  He painted no more, only stood at the  small window of iiU dingy studio and  noted    the   never-ending   procession   of  guard," and to explain to the young admiral (Xelson was not forty'then) its  exact tignifrcance. ' '  The Battle of tha Xile was tho height)  and   splendor   of   XeUorr'a   glory.     Xo,  clouds had gathered then round the hero!  who had done and was yet to do so muci:  for his country.   It was impossible, Eu*  Worth an Admission Fee.  remembering the commanding position of  now.   An' I can't sell."  Jim's property, "for anyone to sell him J     "I suppose," said Bentley, moved by a  a slice of land across a hillside that way. j vague kindness toward the rusty, bent,  Jthriit across the middle it is." I fllq, figure,  "that you  anticipate  being  A new hand at golf lately had arr experience which the New York "Sun" do-  pcribcs. Tho man tried to get to the  links ortrly, -when no one was there to  witness his lack of skill. A caddie followed him to the tee, and offered to go  round with him for fifty cents.  "Never mind, son. I'll get along." .  With that he made a magnificent swing  at tho ball and missed it by a foot.  "Say, mister," said the caddie, "I'll go  round with you for a quarter."  The player declined, and tried to look  self-possessed. He made another swing  at the ball, and missed it again.  "Say, mister," snid the boy, "I'll go,  with you for fifteen cents." '���������  By that time the man was "rattled,"  nnd struck at tho ball threo times. The  boy, who had retreated somo distaiuo,  called, "Won't you take rne for nothing!   I'll go round for tho fun of it."  faces before him. JOay by day he watched rope thought," to honor hirrr too much,  for that one face with iu deep, tendei At the United Service Institution, beside  eyes and its crown of beautiful hair* the Plume of Triumph, is a gift which  white as his own. At last it came; anc' is moro touching if less magnificent. It  then, after a time���������it stayed with him. j i3 a walking-stick presented to Nelson hy,  Again the artist resumed his work the Island of Zante, and round tho  He was painting a portrait of a woman' handle a circlet of diamonds is set. Poor  tho tender little woman who sat before; and small they seem beside the Sultan's  him, her hands folded simply in her lap;' jewels, but they were "all the diamonds  and for the first time in his life it wa.'j which wore possessed in Zante."   Every,  his  soul   that  painted���������not merely  his   "**" ���������'  *      "     "  hand���������and so���������the picture was finished.  In a dark corner of the gallery  tht  man and his wife watched.   The people  came,  saw   the  artist's  signature,   and  passed on.   But involuntarily they hesi  tated,   retraced   their   steps,   and'   then  stood   motionles3   before   the   portrait  Seme turned away, but it was only tc  hide their tears.      And  in the eyes ol  **i!^man and woman, silently gazing, tht  tears  were  reflected.    But  the  artist'i  faco was radiant, and he stood erect, albeit   he   was   very   old,   and   so,   witl  clasped hands, jtliey_jvaiked slowly away  are lent for a short time by Xelson'a  family, and are well worth seeing. One  is the better for occasional brushing up  in the stories of the day before yester*  day.  - ,  A Good Prescripticit.  Wash greasy dishes, pots or pans with  The man who wait3 for something to Lever's Drv Soap a powder.   It will re-  iuu. JiajtcuciaJlv ibid-: .'.haiOtiiU ino' mov0 tbe ���������;case witi, the greatest ease. 36  JFastleigh���������I'm airaid I'm going wrong,  doctor. What would you advise.me to  do? Family Doctor���������Pay your debts,-  my boy. "Ei, what? What do you  mean?" "W*hy, if you were to pay your  debts you  couldn't afford  to drink' so  m-U,S,-whiskey' to ���������pla-*' s0 DM-oy gaiaea'  of billiards, or to eat such expensive sup*,  pers���������and so you would soon, recover  jrour usual health."���������"Ally Sloper."  '" a*������*'****a-**>*-****.>*������:*:������]r.*:P*ri  Kangaroo Court, lower Selkirk     OwinKto tin* bad state of tin., in-mls  | Toys and  I Fancy Goods j  <Z "-Vi.- are busy openinif up xiiih* ?  m of   rhe    nicest    thing's   in   tin* ?  5 above liiu**; ever -.liown  in  ibis ti  *2 Citv iind    will    l������e   ready    lor v  Z Chrl-.tm.-ts with Ifit-ill all." ������  *��������������� z  *) WATCH THIS AO.  TOR THE LATEST ft  $                                          |  X Canada Drug & Book %  X Company. ������  .������ *'  $j  Hall. Tonight  Lord   Dnirddir.-ild    left   Ottawa   on  Monday en route to llio const.  ���������A Invge assortment (if ll.'tinl Sleiirhs  .ind 15nhv ('litters nt ('. li. Ilium--V*  Co's.  MARRIED  JM A(K.\ v-.Maiisiiai.i. AI the residence  of .Mr. li. H. ('.iiii|ilii<ll on lire 171 li  irrst.. by Hev. C. I.ihliior, Mr. .lames  W". McKay, of Vancouver, to .Miss  Kthel .Ma isl iu 11 of lirandnn. Mud.  A >.'tilt I*:w.-*--ST(H,���������!!.*. II ��������� AI He vclsl ok <*,  orr Wednesday. Xov. IStli,   by  Hev.  ~(*. A. I'rornnfi.'i*. .John Andrews to  AriH'liti Mary StoiTar, liollr of this  ������������������it v.  LOCALISMS  Rossland had n .**il!).00l,fln*trii Friday  last.  snow shovel ic������ to  ���������"Win*n you need n  ('. tl. Hume iV Co's.  Fred. K. Archer, of Poplar, lias been  annointed n .1. I'.  * '    .        ������  ��������� Go to 0. IJ>. I Inrrie k Co's for Hockey  ainl Spring .Skates.  .1. IX .Sibbald returned from tin: oast  on Saturday.  ���������BOY WAN'i'liD��������� to  do light work.  Apjily at liKitAi.n o/llcc*.  There  was nn   niiiiiijioi'triiit session  ol* the County Court on Thursday.  ���������Leave   your   orders   for-   anthracite  coal with If. N. Corrrsier. ,.-,  Tire usual meeting of the Slinkus-  pcriiin -society will lie held Tuesday.  ��������� We expect cut*, flowers for the hos-  ju't.-rl ball. (/'.' B. Hume & Co.  Conservative Meeting-*, Selkirk Hall.  Tomorrow, 8 sharp.   Important business.  ������������������White*' Kid Gloves, Ties, etc., 0. Ii.  11 time A: Co.  ��������� Raymond Sewing Machines, cheap  for cash, at It. Howson & Co.  ���������W. 3. Curry, resident dentist. Parlors over Hews' drug store.  li. E. "Ward, manager of ' Molsons  Rank ha-s been granted n thiee months  leave of absence.  ���������Heavy Coiton Tjweling*. Friday iind  Sauudnv. 4 yards for 2oc, 0. 13. Hume  A: Co.     "  AV. H. Swan, lately of S.-iult Ste.  JMai-le, has - joined the stall' of the  Imperial Bunk here.  ���������Grey Wool Flannel, regular jirice  4.V-.. Friday mrd .Saturday Stic. (.'. li.  Hume A- Co.  J. P. Purvis and bride spent Sunday  irr the city and received congratulations from nrnny friends.  Conservative meeting. Selkirk Hall.  Tomorrow night at 8 o'clock sharp,  Important business.  ��������� For a Xmas present for yourself buy  iiu Osterrrroor Mattrass from R. lloiv-  *son i Co.  -Mrs. Vtm Home left this week for  A'ancouver where she will spend the  wihter with friends.  ���������Xniiis presents at R. Howson'siS: Co..  Fancy Rockers. .Morris Chairs. Ladies'  Secretaires.  Cha?. Deutchsiiiiin. who has been  employed on French creek for some  time, returned on Tuesday.  ���������Some of the very best of Cough  Medicine just come in at the Canada  Drug <.**: Book Co  The management of the rink is busy  making   ice   in   preparation   for   the  -enrnin granatin i==  Mr. .riid Mrs. .1. I), (.raliani have  ici Hilled from Franco and are staying  at  the Hotel Kevelstoke.  Kangaroo Court, lower Selkirk  Hall, To-Night.  Tuesday was lhe STtlt anniversary of  lhe union of Vniicouvci' Island and  lli-ilisli Coliuiihi.i.  lilng Christian, of Dem nark, entered  upon the list year of his reign oil  Saturday.  ('rainophones. Ilecoi-ds and Supplies  always on hand, al, Canada Drug >**���������*  Hook (To.  This i.s Thanksgiving Day in lire  ITnited Stales. Alaskan thanksgiving  turkeys will be in great demand.  Caley Uros. have just installed a  second furnace at* the City hotel. It is  ri "New Idea" of 25,1 Nil I c. f.    capacity.  - Miss W. Lennox, teacher of piano-  foi-le, is ready to receive |ni|>i!s. For  teriiis, e.-ill al. Mi's. MucRury's. Third  street. nov lD-lin  Clmi-les Knowles has returned from  theeast with his bride and received  the congratulations of his many  friends here.  Wm. Davidson, M. IMVelect foe  Slocan, and Smith Curtis passed  through yesterday afternoon en route  to Victoria,  -Andrew Gowio left last night, with  three men to do develo|>nient work on  his claims ,at Scotch ereek, across tbe  lake from Notch Hill.  Mr. and Mrs. .lolin Andrews, who  weie iiiareicd yesterday by liev. C. A.  Proeunier, are receiving tire congratulations i.f their many friends.  The Executive of the Shakespearian  Society will rued at, St. Peter's  Keclory on Tuesday, at S p.m., to  arrange cast for "Julius Caesar."  Mr. Harold Nelson Iras kindly consented to give air address to the  Shakespearian Club at St. Peter's  Rectory on Friday week at '!:*'0  ji.iu.  The regular monthly meeting of the  Ladies" Hospital Guild will be held in  the City Hall on Tuesday next, Nov.  21th, at, ll p.m. sharp. A full attendance of members is requested.  ���������Remember the auction sale of household furniture at the residence of Mrs.  ICiiowlton east of the Molsons Rank'  one block. For particulars apply to  Mrs. Freeman on the premises.  ��������� The Ladies' Aid of the .Methodist  church will give a social on Thursday  evening, .Nov.-"tilli. at the resideiice of  Mrs.*B. Hylaiiil. Third street. .Everybody invited.    Admission" -oe.  All ladies who have promised donations to the hospital bull supper, are  requested to have "theni readp by 10  o'clock Friday morning, when thev  will be called foi'  E. A. Bradley, manager of the l)u-  rjuesne Mining Co., left inst w.ielc.on u  visit, of insjiection of the placer mines  on Smith and French creeks. Jesse  Brad ley, his brother,aeeonijianied him.  ���������MOUSK FOR SALF���������Mrs. Spurling  is oll'ering* her- house on Third Street  for sale tis she. intends leaving for  hTnghitrd. Anyone wishing to obtain  a very desiiable residence should take  advantage of this ojiporturiity.  The Countess of Minto spent an hour  or so at the .Hospital last Tlmrsday  on her way home from .lajiiin and  expressed herself as very much pleased  with the work of the directors and  Ladies' Auxiliary.  The Ladies Auxiliary met--on Tuesday afternoon and coirrjjleted arrangements for the Annual Hospital- Bull to  be held tomorrow evening. Eveiy-  thing promises "that il will be an  immense success.  ���������A SALE OF HOUSEHOLD FUR-  nitirre nrrd hooks will be held at  Airs. Spiuling's house oir Third  street, west, on Thursday. Xov.  20th. commencing at 10 a. in.  sharp. Goods orr view previous  day fronr 1 p. m.  it   is   !t|i]i;m*iitly   iririxissilile   for   llu  w ood nierr to  kceji  a  supply orr hand  and there is a  scarcity of wood which  is placing   some   families   iu   a Hither  sad plight this eold weather.  Win. Whyte, Genera! Supt., of the  C.I'.R. and'Mr. Denis. Land Commissioner nl, Calgary, arrived in Hie city  ou No. 1 and left at once for Arrowhead on a trip of ilisjiecliuii. They  will return this .���������il'tei'nnr.n.  Mr*. Sayer Smith wishes lo heartily  thank lire medical and nursing stall'  of I he Royal Victoria Hosjiital for the  skill (lisplayid at the lime of the  operation perl'm med on his daughter  Pauline, and during her' ensuing  sickne-s.  .1. Gabel. of Vernon, was brought,  before two justices of the jieaee at  Vermin last week charged Willi ill-  I real ing bis wife, and was lined STi and  ensis or Til) days hard labor, lie wirs  called on lo furnish bonds for n year.  .Mr. and Mrs. Gabel about, a year ago  lived iu this city.  The executive of lhe Diocese of  Kootenay have |iiisl|ioned until  unlil December the decision on  !he |)ioposiil lo appoint an Archdeacon, so as lo relieve Archdeacon  Peiilienth, of A'aricouver, of the duties  he perforins for Kootenay, in addilioi:  lo those of his own Diocese of AVest-  minster.  At* tin; last meeting of the i|ttarlrrly  ollicial board of the Methodist Church  in Ibis city. Hie |iiistor called the  notice of the board to lire fact, that, his  leriii of service would expire this Conference year. Ajnil With, 1.1'IJ-I. After-  some consideration I lie Rev. C 11. M.  Sutherland, of A'ancouver, was cordially invited to succeed Rev. .Mr.  Ladner.  Those who have been* claiming that,  the Labor member for Slocan. Win.  Davidson, would vole with the ojjpn-  sition in tins Legislature, because he  was a- Liberal, are-again discredited by  the annoiincemeril of the iiieinherhiin-  self. As a.Slocan I'lesjintcli states 'Mr.  Davidson says he feels that lire peojile  tire a verse fo another general election  and he hojies the present jiolilical  trouble will pass away.  The I n tui-sta.lt! Commerce Cominisson  at Washington, on Monday issued n  bulletin showing a large increase in  lire number of railroad casualties during the liseal year closed June .JOlli  last, as c(ini|i:ireil with the previous  liseal year. There were i',,iiii'.l jiersons  killed'and 10,111)7 injured dining thc  year, against 2,810- killed . and ai'.SUO  injured the year before'.  On.Friday evening tire members of  the Shakespearian Society were most  hosjiitably entertained by Mrs. H. A.  Brown Jit her resideiice on Victoria  id.-id. The. principal event of the  evening wa.s a guessing contest on a  large number of (juutalion.s in wliieli  the lirst, prtise went to Rev. C A.  I'rociiiiier aird thewecoird tn JMt-s. C.'.I.  Wilkes. During the, evening ..musical  numbers \Ver-e contributed by Airs.  Lawrence, Aliss Graiitnnd Miss ltiddell  arid songs by Mcsditiues Bews, Brown  and Wilkes. The prizes in the guessing contest were handsomely* bound  editions of Coleridge' and .Canadian  Poems and Songs.  (ni!s|iol en hatred of Petionions and  half masked illicit, love for Pop-cr  gave the character a most salisl'aclory  portrayal while I'r.-us looked and  acted lire part* lo perfection. Again  l lie 11 iuinjih of Christianity over' paganism and altogelher realized tbe  lavage reformed hy I he creel of the  innn of Galilee.  The part of Chllo, practically the  only touch of comedy in the drauia,  as jilaved by Hryee I), smmrd m'iis rr  neat bit of chnracler acting. In fact  all the men Were |iarl ieularly good.  The female i-h.-Hneloi'; had almost*, as  good interpretation. Although, in her  pei't'oiruaiice of Lvgia not equal lo the  Portia of lhe lolh.wing evening, Florence Mcl.e.'iy showed enrel'ul study  aud ti'.'iining and gave a lirst clas-  peifoi-inan.:!.'. She looked the|iai'lof  lire lio'-lnge niaideii and. as the drama  worked up to the climax, became ;i  most vivid fuel ne in a play abouiuliiig  in sll ong silu.'il ions.  It is not Inn much to sny thnt Helene  Senl I. Would have been hissed by a  ruetiojiolititn audience nnd this is the  highest Mattery Hint eau be bestowed  on'her interpretation of thirl* human  she-devil, Poppaea. The other' female  characters. Eunice, Ponrjiorriii and  Acle wove frilly equal lo their tasks  and altogether the drama wiry depicted  irr a splendid inanuea.  .MKi-.-ii.-i.vr Ol*' \*K\I1'*K.  AVe have not. sjiaee to give a full  account of this favorite .Shakespearian  comedy which funned Tuesday night's  bill. -.Phe scenery was jiartioularly  good, much of it being from sketches  brought froni A'enice by Mi: Nelson.  His Shyloclt has increased iniiil.ensily  and the abrupt division between the  daring soldier of the night before am I  lhe aged Jew of Tuesday clearly  showed klie wide range of Mr. Nelson's  powers. Mr. Bruce as Bassanio and  Hryce Desmond as Antonio gave  es|iecia!ly good renderings while Miss  Scott's Lorenzo was a highly pleasing  performance.  Miss McLeay's Portia was easily the  best ptirlrayitl of lire character ever-  seen here. Throughout: lire play she  was the ehuraetei au nature] and, in  lire final net', when the burden of the  work fell upon Irer shoulders gave a  charming performance. In fact, the  trial scene in the Merchant of A'enice  was not only a ..pretty stage picture  hut a fitting ejiilogue to the artistic  jierfornrnnce of boih nights.  Everyone will bo jileased to know  Ihat a return engagement; will he  played on Friday and Saturday of  next week including ii matinee uf "Quo  A'adis" on Suturduv.  RSVELSTOKE  -j^Bs-i'  -ne  ss  m  '���������ir- <SU>  DAV AND  KVl-TNING  CI..ASSKS  IN TIIK   I.IRRAUV  1UT1I.DING.  Irrsiriu lion is given in Hoekkeeping,  Ceiiiiiiercial Ariihinetie, I'eiiiu.'itishlp,  Corri-SjivMidi-nci*, I'Tnglisli, .SlKu't!i;ni(.l .-iik!  'l'\ pe'.vriliug.  Classes  are   heing   formed   for   l-Vcnrh  ,'tiK.I  l.aliu.  NO'I'IC!*:.  Niitici.. is licrchy ^iv.-n ih.-il, tltlily ihiy;i(ifi.-i  ilntc l illliMdl In rqilily In 111.. Cllii'l' |-iiiiiiiiin.iiii:ii'l'  .f l.llllils llll.l Wiii'lis fur ll :(||...(*l.*ll li.vni'i- In . ul  ;.ml t*nn*y nwny llnilH.r fruni tin* l'..l|..iviii*j .U*.  !.c('il>(*il liiiiil.*. situ.-i ti* in West h'li.ituiiuy iljiitricl:  ('.lllllllClR'Ill*' nl. n. pnst niiiilii*,! "I', .1. (),  (Olson's l.iil)," iilmiit. inn. mul a. Iinlf rnili'ii fnnn  (l,*(l(.iiii Ilny,,Hi. ni-o iinilli l(!n (*htiIns, tlicni.i. dijit  ���������l'i chain;*., tlii'iici* miiitli luiicliiiins, tlivniM ������i'������l in  i liiliiiH lu lliii.ii.ilut i.f ������*iiiimi(.|ief luent.  Ai'iiiuiieriit, Nnv. ;.lli, liniri,  .1,  DI'KI'Y.  NOTICK.  Notico Is hci'i'liy (.ivcii Unit thirtv dnys nrtcc  .'uie I intcnil In ngiiily in the chief i;oiiiiiilN*iii-.m>r  . f l.niiils iiiiilWiii'lis for it npucl.'il llccncu tn cul.  mul can.v mrny tinilier fr������r(( dm following du.  rcr-ilicil lnnds situate in West Knntciuiy ilislricl:  .  Ciiluiui'iicillK nt. ii tinstplniileil nt tliu not tli west  cornel* i.r I..it lil-l.'!, ntiiint two miles enst of Oulenn  Iriiy, Ilium.-*! south mil chnins, lliuncu we.-t in  (linins, Ihence north led clinics, thence enst -it���������  ( hains to the place of coiiiiiieuceiiH.iit.  Arrmvli'-riil, Nov. 41 ll, Hill.-).,  .1. IlIJI.-I'V.  NOTICK.'..  Nollco is herehy kIcoh Unit Ihirlv flnvs nftor  ("nto 1 Intend lo niiike ii|i|.|leiil!ini in the Chief  ('omiiiisKioner of l.niidsnii.l Works fur n .ipecliil  licence toentniul curry nway timber from Uie  I'.illowiar; (h-scriliod lands in \\'est ICodtenuv  ('isti'iet:  CoinnienciliK ut n po-it- planted at the soulli west.  . nl'lieriif hot (JM.'l, nliniil. two and n hull' miles i.*a.st  ' I' tihleuu Ilny, thonce east -III eliains, thence south  Hill chains, thence west -HU'lialns, thence norlh Kid  i liains to the poiut nf eouniionceiueur..  Airowiload, Nov. -Ith, l!)U:i.  II. I'OIII.IN.  ������������������������������������������������������3*,*'*'><l> *^**^*<r^<^<^-5r^^**^****><***^**^<*><>*0****t**'>  Th������ Leadiuii  IHAT NEVER DISAPPOINTS  \\rinicr dnys will conic again anil yon will need  something for Si reef, .and Mouscwear. You will find  the latest slyles heie, and we have the very latest  materials in the si ore, so put lhe two together and you  will be readv fer New York or Paris.  DPAISS   GOODS.  , Are. conspicuous by their variety this year. If you  wish lhe latest London or Paris Novelty lake one of our  Snow-flake J^elx-line:-*, or, if you wish to buy a more  dressy gown, buy a German Broadcloth and have it  mailc with iVicilallions and Pendant Trimmings.  DRESS  MAKING.  "We Fear Nae roe."  MISS LIIE, who has charge of Our Dressmaking  Department...'will be delighted "to talk over the latest  fashions with you and give you the proper style in  dress if you entrust her with your orders.  *4'Mi*M^*������M������4'^'te^<^MM'^Me4^*^'MrMMT4'^^''fi  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  Kangaroo   Court.  .To-nixlit' tlie local Aci-ie of Eagles  holds its lirsl public onlei'lairrment  thnt will bike, tiro I'or-rn of ,-i��������� Kangaroo  Coiivt, one of tin* main feature's, of the  Order. All tin* leading citi/.ons lrave  been summoned to attend antl a gieaL  time is anticipated. Refreshment.*:  will be served during the evening and  a lirst class musical and literary pro*-  gi amine presenred Those attending*  will please not btr'nir their- pipes.  The Grand High Kangaroo has* sent  his .regrets .but the local Prime has  been fully authorized to deal out  justice to all with po-ver over- life- and  death.  Scotch Concert.  The Scotch Conert to b<* held on .St.  Andrew's >"iglit under the auspices of  the "Willing "Workers of St. Andrew's  Church, promises to be very successful  and all who love the dear old Scotch  songs and music should not, forget tire  gUt.li; J--'1-1** coucei.-t,._wjll likdvTiLiiiehL  al. the Ketkirk Hall arrd will be proceeded by a bazaar in aid of the  Presbvt'-ii.lli (T'durrh.  HAROLD NELSON'S   SUCCESS  TO NEW PRESSES  Moore Co., N. C.  The most delightful climate for  a Home or Winter Resort.  Only sixteen hours from New-  York. Write to Board of Trade  of Southern Pines for booklet.  NEW    BDEA    PATTERNS.  NO PATTERN   OVliR TEN CENTS,  guarantee them lo be the best in the market.  Wc   wil  ^P1      MACKENZIE  ���������fflt-������    AVENUE . .  Call  and  Sec Our New Goods.  ���������&���������*>���������*>���������������>���������&���������*>������������������><*> ������������������������*>****-t>-*>**>*#.*^<><0.*<S>^v**-<>*������--t> ���������*>*><9>-*''*>'*>a>0>'+r  lliiving niiivL-il Iiitu my own  i*iiiiiliiiiilioil..| itrLMiii-c*. 1 can  supply  Home-Made Carries  j:^:!,' Roasted Peanuts  Tobaccos, Cigars  Pipes, Etc.  AT CITV  I'l.-ICITS  HORACE  tVy\NKiHG,  McKfnziu  Avuiiiii'.  ���������.'���������s.  m  aj;  IIS  ������*������<;K:Sa������:jss*s<;"i ���������������;������������;;;*������������;'. "R'SiKSt-RiSwS������  vj������\*Mai������jt*i&j*'&m^  MASON & RISC!! PIAN0  Roiiowncd lor their  full  and M'inp.'Ltliclic lone.  Uiustirp.'issod    in     finish  and  ca-^o design.  g\J. EVScLeod,    -   Agerst  Just opened up two cars of Furniture. One car contained the best goods that can be bought in Canada,  including all the latest styles in Bedroom, Silting Room and  Dining Room Furniture. Our second car contained cheap  Bedroom Dining Room and Kitchen Furniture.  We carry .a full and   complete stock,  chasers will do well to visit us.  Intending   pur-  Cabinet Making.  Upholstering.  REVELSTOKE  FURNITURE  STORE.  Picture Framing  S-fl'3-*K*������**'.'''.*H*J������������*K*-*-'������^  *&-M*-fc.M"M*+*'i--{-o4.*-M-������,^^  ���������J.   A.   Buckharri X  OSHcr-'.-iK-i-r tn .1. A. .Miller ,(.* Un.) T  ���������BS*BKSD"KSBBBi ~  DRUGGIST, CHEMIST, STATIONER, t  TOILET ARTICLES, PERFUMERY, ETC., ETC. ���������  REVELSTOKE, B. G- I  Mail Orders Promptly Aitondcd To. T  *.-(*��������� .������������������������*��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������*������*(��������������������� ������ ��������� ������<> -*^*(������^**������~<!>-*l>-t*t>^^.  tytytytytytytytytytytytytytytyty^tytytytytytytytyW  (CVrntinuerl from  Pigc  1.)  ������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������*���������>������������������������������������������������������-���������.  ���������iici'i' of hiri fashionable demeanour  ivas broken thvtmgii tliuL beneath the  iiirnsk of sarcdHtic but charniinr**: ele-  ff.mce the heart of lire patrician  w.isseen. 'I'he change in hi.-< treatment  of Kimice when the tirirrsition froin  slave to honoured mistres-( was made  showed it complete *^r.*i������p of the par t  arid we can hardly understand ���������(��������� more  graceful and scholarly perforriiarice of  tli" character oT Pel toiiions could be  given.  J-lY-ro. as played by Fred lioiand,  win a skilful pre.������enta,liori of the cruel  (���������npci'iir. The doddering debancliee.  so enanioiired of his own powers a.s fo  v ���������ceive the flitttc'ries of bin court wil li  e. immunity, was ably .shown aird  though, may be. the portions where be  essayed to sing was slightly overdone  lliis one defect could be easily remedied were l.liii protra.yal made of a.  man suffering fronr alcoholic p.'ircsis.  which i.s evidently lhe true reading of  the character. Iir his linal scene when,  in the face of great jieril, the old  tTTa'sarbrea.k.s through he was splendid.  Tigelliiius, by Arthur Cyril nnd  I "iriiis by Wm. ({lake were in extremely cap.i.ble hand.s. Both nre actors  that will be iii'orriineirtly heard from ii  the near future,    The former, with  ��������� ���������  Our Prices arc Away Down This Week  in Mackinaws, German .Socks, Rubbers  and all lines of Heavy Underwear. We  still have a- few Rain Coats, Umbrellas,  Etc., left.  Just to. hand a large assortment of Oil  Clothing, which we are selling cheap.  ���������5*  ���������5-  *i<  -J-  + '  ���������**(  ���������it  ���������5*  ���������*  4'  -S-  In full bloom for Fall  and Winter. It' you  wimt an overcoat that  combines w ar 111 t'h,  protection against  inclement��������� weitHi o -vf  distinction as to tlio  a])peai-anco, stability  of color, honesty as to  material and tailoring  with fairness of [iriue,  all you need to do i.s  to search our stock of  patterns,1 let us niaice  rrp the garment anil  youi' exact rc'iiiirc-  inelits will lie mel.  Ladies'. Tailored Suits to ,0kder.  Choice groceries  and Vegetables  %    J. B. CRESS M  A,  -  Mackenzie Ave  i*i-  *���������  *���������  <������  a-  >f*  *  ���������  *  I*  (+  *  *  <j*  I  *���������  I  *  (*  (*  *���������  ������������������*9***������9*������*****9e*������*ee***99������*o������9o*ooeo9������������������o*������mm*o*  I YOUR CREDIT IS GOOD FOR ���������  a  We arc unloading another Car of Choice *V  (rroceries   to-day,   also  a Car  of  Mixed ty  Vegetables and will  be  prepared to quote ty  you  prices   very    low.     When    you   are ty  wanting anything in the above line. ty  DON'T FORGET US.                                   * ty  ..MACDONALD & MONTEITH.. ������  FIRST   STREET. .������*.  ,'is    tytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytyty  CARPETS,  LINOLEUM, FLOOR OIL,  WALL PAPER, BLINDS,1 ETC.  act  PICTURE FRAMING A SPECIALTY.  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