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 '., t,>  ^.  \Ji      ,;.  .. v���������  /  /-y/  EVELSTOKE  HERALD  -&JSTJD  RAILWAY    MEN'S   JOURNAL  c  ���������dfs  ���������*'  ���������*J  ii  I  I*  b  Vol    XIV; NO.   26  REVELSTOKE B. C.   THURSDAY.   DECEMBER  17, 1903  $2 00 a Year in Advance?   . J  MAIL ORDER DEPARTMENT.  WRITE FOR SAMPLES.  Hume & Co.  DEPARTMENT STORE  ' The Custom of present giving is yearly on the increase. What gives a person  more pleasure than remembering relatives or friends by a suifable offering at this Season  of the year. Every Department has something Good, New, and novel to offer. An  increased staff of Sales People at your service.  All are welcome to visit the Store.    Bring.the Children to see the Toys.  Toys Department.  DOLLS���������10 inch kid body-Sleeping Dolls. .'Joe  12   inch    Dressed    Dolls    with  Bonnets and Shoes.... ..    $ 2 00  Rubber    Dolls,     Negro    Dolls,  Clowns  35e  CHILDREN'S SET TABLEWARE.���������  Children's China Sets.:.-Wo.  7oc   $1 $1 50.  Wash Set���������Tub,:Pail,Ringer,"etc. 75c  Children's Sets Table Uutlecy.... $1 $1 25  CHILDREN'S' BOOKS���������  Golden Hour. Stories of the Bible,  Nursery .Tales, Santa Clans, Robinson Crusoe.  DRESSERS���������(different sizes)--.$l 25   .$1 50   $1 75  Dolls, Cats, Rabbits, Horses, Bulls,  BanKS,   Moulh     Organs,    Horns,  Cups,   Mugs,  Baby  Rattles,   etc.,  -,    all the.way from., lpe loe 25c 35c 50c  Come  and   bring  the. children.    Tt   will  lie  worth any persons time to see our display.  $2 00  $1 00  .$2 50  $0 00*  .$10 00  .$1 50  $2 00  $0 00  .113 00  $5 CO  $1 00  $6 00  $2 50  ,$1 00  POR MEN��������� Silk Handkerchiefs.7.*iii   $1 '00   $125  Shaped Neck Scarfs and Dress Shirt  ' Protectors.. .75u  ,.$100   Jpl ,50  Xmas Ties : 50c   05c   75c  Gloves���������Silk   lined   and    unlined  Suede and Kid gloves. .$1 50   .$1 75  : ���������    Silk Umbrellas.....$5   .$0 50   $7 50  House Corits and Dressing Jackets.  Fancv   Suspenders,  in  Christinas  Boxes..." $1 00   .$1 25  Pipes..'. .$1 00   .$1 50  -Pipes in Cases $2 50   $3 50   $���������>  Brush Sets $2 75  Cuff Links $1.00   $150   $2 50  Tie Pins 50c.   75c  Travelling Sets in Cn-.es $4 00  Pocket" Cutlery,    Field   Glasses,  Musical Instruments, etc  Ink Stands ��������� 75c   $1 00  Ormala Gold;Iirkstnads.. ..75c and  LADIES' DEPARTMENT.���������  Novelties   and Suitable Gifts for  Ladies both young and old.  Four yards Silk  Waist Lengths,  Fancy Silk, in boxes.$2 75   $3 50   $1 50  ,5J to 7 yards Dress Lengths,  col-  ,   "bred and Black, nicely put up.in  Fancy"Boxes. $4 00   $7 50   $10 00   LadiPsLGlorin and_Silk_Cnibrellas   ...-. .$4 00   $0 00   $7 00   $0 00  Ladies' Kid Gloves, lined and tin-  lined, Colored and Black.. 10c   $1 25   $2  Ladies' Fancy Silk Handkerchiefs   50c   75c  Perfumes   in    Fancy   Bottles    ,50c   75c   $1 00   $3 00   $5 00  Fancy.Ties, Jabots, Collars, Belts,  Girdles, Stocks...    ..35c   75c   $100   $150   $2 00  Dressing Oases..... ..$3 00   $11 50   $15 00  Brush Sets...  .............r.$2 75   $3 50  Chiffon, Sequien Trimmed Fans..  ^$1 75   $2*25   $2 70   $3 00  Tennenffe Lace and Bittteiiburg.  .  Prices..........75c   $1 00   $1 50  Fur Collarette Caperines . .*.*   ���������:���������.'.*;.. ..$5 00   $7 50   $10 00  Silk Dress Waists... $0 00   $8 50  $5 00  $2 00  $20 00  $10 00  Boot and Siioe Dept  A Pair of Boots or Shoes  is a very Suitable and  Useful Gift.    Here is Our List:  Ladies' Fine Shoes $2 50   $3 50 $5 00  Ladies' Felt Juliet Shoes............ .-���������'..'-... $1*25  Ladies' Lined Buskins "  $2 00  Misses' Felt Juliet Shoes  85c  Men's Hockey (Patented)  $3 50  Men's nnd Boys' Fancv Home Shoes   Romeo���������$2 75.            Fancy Velvet.. $1 25  Aligators  $1 25  .  Children's and Ladies' Leggings,  Lambs Wool  Soles, Etc.    '  ���������Grocery Dptment.  A careful study of this list will show vou special  prices for the qualities offered. ���������     *._.'*  NETS���������ALL KINDS���������Pecan's,   Almonds,    ',  "��������� Walnuts, Brazils, new. and Perfectly  ���������  Fresh * 25c. per lb.  Shelled Almonds, Walnuts, etc ,.50c per lb.  Lemon and Orange Peel. 20c per II).  OitroirPeel .-.���������/ '. .25c. per lb.'  Raisins���������Valencias, Fresh Fruit, O. S ..15c per lb.  "       London Layers 25c and 35c per lh.  "       Muscatels. (New Goods)..' 12JC per lb.  "       Golden Sultanas 17c per lb.  Cleaned Raisins and Currants in packages   I2ic per lb.  Cooking Figs 12Jc per lb.  Eating Figs 25c per lb.  Shepp's Cocoanut in packages or bulk.  Navel Oranges :.. .40c and 50c per doz.  Japanese Oranges 05c per box  Spanish Grapes, New Apples  Xiiia** Candies 25c 50c and 75c per Ib.  i New .Chocolates and Bon Bons in fancy  Packages 40c and 75c per lb.  Crystalized Fruits in Boxes 30c and 50c per lb.  Van Camp's Plum Pudding..".. 40c and 75c"per lb.-  Fruit Cakes. J.'. 40c. each  (Hioij dfld (tare  Nice Gifts.and very acceptable,   ���������  Children's Cup and Saucers.'.';..   ...JlOc   15c   25c  Men's Moustache Cups and Saucers .. .75c to $1 25  _Lades!_Fancy_.Cups-imd-Bon���������Bon-dishes    ��������� 35c   75c   $1 75  Fruit and Salad Bowls-   Cake Plates, each   Japanese Biscuit Jars   Fruit Gallops   Flower Urns ���������.. $1 00  Flower and Fern Vases   Cocoa Jugs   Fancy Water Sets..  Olive Dishes.   Gloss Fruit Diches..  Dinner Setv........  Tea Sets.   ...'. 75c to $3 50   35c to$l 50   $1 00 to $1 50       $1 75  $1 50 $2 50 $5 00  . .-.$1 25 to $3 50  .....$] 00 to $4 00  ...SI 25   1 50   1 75   25c   50c   75c  ... 25c   35c   50c  ....$12 00 to $20 00  ......   $4 50 to $10 00  New Cut Glass, the real.thing. Royal Hungarian  China. Tiffony Art Glassware. American Sparkling Crystal Glassware are among the new  arrivals. You must see them and we welcome  your coming. -,  ��������� ���������������������������. ���������  Hardware   Department  , Boys'Tool Chests���������$i.oo to 8.oo.        Sleds.���������$|.oo    1.50    2.50   2.75.      Skates.���������85c  $1.00:   2.25. Razor Strops.���������75c.    $1.00    $1.50.        Pocket Knives.���������10c. to $2.50  CUTLERY AND SILVERWARE.���������Silver Knives and Forks, 1 dozen in boxes���������$6.50  RiFLES (Savage) 22-CaIibre Repeating, New Model.      .        .     ... ���������"���������-...*''      .      $26.00  ������������������'���������-."'" 3-03 " "      .       . ....        $25.00  REVOLVERS, (Iver Johnston.*���������$7.00 and $7.50.     Shot Guns (double barrel)���������$15.00  We present here only a partial h\st nf items in stocks wc are. showing as space forbids any  further extension. With an increased staff of Sales People, we can ensure Prompt attention to every customer.  C. B. Hume & Co.  DEPARTMENT   STORE.  EVERYBODY WELCOME.  EVERYBODY WELCOME  ERNEST CASHEL  THE MURDERER  LATEST NEWS  BY TELEGRAPH  Who Escaped From Police Barracks at Calgary Last Week  is Still at Large���������Police Hot  on His Trail.  No effort is being spared by the N.  W. M. P. to locate the murderer,  Ernest Cashei, whose daring escape  from the Mounted Police barracks at  Calgary last* Wednesday is now  known throughout Canada. 15ver  since his disappearance' from the  guardhouse, the constables of the force  have been on the go day rind night.  Some of them have; had practically no  sleep since, but their determination to  catch Cashei keeps them up.  There is hardly a foot of country  "with'n a radius of 50 miles of Calgary  that has not been gone over by the  mounted men. JEvery shack and  every dugout has been searched and  every rancher.or farmer.has been informed of Oashel's escape.  The Mounted Police horses have  been used so much since Cashel's escape tbat many of the animals havo  played completely out, and will have  to be rested nnd a*' number of fresh  horses had to be hired in order to provide the police with mounts.  Cashel's execution, which was set for  last Tuesday morning, has cheated tbe  public*executioner, Radcliffel out of a  job.   * '  When the news oi the escape of  Cashei reached thedepartment of justice, the minister was. in a quandary as  to what steps should, be taken. As  this is the first case in Canada in  which a murderer has escapecl; according to the law, Cashei would-be considered dead .after December" 15. " To  get out of the'difficulty the minister of  justice telegraphr.rl.to the.chief justice  of the North.* West Territories," instructing him' to reprieve- Ernest  Cashei for four weeks, in- older that  in the event "-of Cashel's re-capture  another drite for the execution may be  set. This cot over the possibility of  the police catching a runaway '.'dead  to the.law."  Ernest Cashei since his -escape has  completely disguised himself. He is  not-now wearing the clothes he had  on when he made, his escape.  Sunday afternoon he went into the  ranch house of Frank JRigby, about  15 miles west of Calgary, when the  latter was away and dressed himself  in what clothes he could find.  As a result Cashei is now wearing a  big Stetson hat, a dark blue military  overcoat, with a noticeable bone button on it. Hc also took a dark serge  suit and apaii of Jaeger button boots.  This disguise will assist Cashel.it is  believed.   ,  Cashei, left .his old clothes at .Rigby's.  Cashei also went tb the ranclie of a  man named Smith 15 miles from Calgary and stole a buckskin horse. This  horse Cashei rode, to a point just west  of Calgaryrwherc-!!!!-left ~th"e animal.  The lui'se was taken in charge by the  police.  At 4 o'clock Monday afternoon the  Police were hot on the trail of Cashei  and the Police believe they will run  him to earth immediately.  The police arc certain that tho man  they ' are after is the escaped  murderer.  There is very little that is new in  the Cashei business up to yesterday  says a Calgary* despatch. He .hrus  eluded the police again. The ��������� police  believe that at one time they were  within 20 yards of him, while he was  hiding in the bush. They did .not  know this until after, when he was at  Rigby's oh Sunday, whore ho changed  his raiment, exchanging his own ��������� for  Rigby's best suit of clothes. '.." He also  .took'.'.a valuable ring. The note he  left was an unusual one. It reads as  follows : **'���������"������������������'.  "Cashei, $1,000, return in 0 months,  (Signed):'���������"..;;*:". - ���������: .  ErnestCashbl."  The police are still patrolling the  city, believing that Cashei is still here.  Tliey have ordered the men from  Macleod and High River to work  north carefully until they reach the  oi ty.  The scaffold is proceeding under the  direction of Radcliffe.  ������������������tAttAtl M.I lAI tA-HM Ix* *A^ Tl* *4������ "4*"*  1  *"*$H$H^*^H^|jH|h[  **  Chamcerlain, at  Leeds,  Reads |  ty  Letter from Fielding Stating  Canadian Ministers Favor His  Policy���������Other News.  Lonoon, Dec. 1(5.���������Mr. Chamberlain,  speaking at Leeds today, called the  objection that Colonies never asked  preference monstrous misrepresentation. He asked if they had forgotten  Ottawa conference and Toronto conferences where every Premier urged  consideration of mutual preference.  Let them send him as a messenger to  the Colonies with full power rind he  would be perfectly willing to risk hi.s  reputation, being able, not merely to  satisfy|Colon'e*i (we have something  to give them worth 'acceptance), hut  also secure equal measure in turn.  He read letters from Finance Minister  Fielding, of Canada, stating that thc  position taken by Canadian Minister's  at colonial conference last year favor  Imperial preferential trade and is  cordially endorsed by both great  political parties iu Canada.  Washington, Dec. 10.��������� The Cuban  reciprocity bill was passed in the U.  S. Senate today by a vote of 57 to 18.  St. Petersbubg,- Dec. 10.���������About  four thousand Jews at Kirsherieff are  asking for aid to emigrate to Argentina or. Canada.  OURNE BROS  ���������  ->    *]  Hay, Oats, Bran, Shorts, Feed Wheat, ^  Flour, Rolled Oats, Etc. *���������:  Bacon,  Hams,   Eggs,   Groceries  and  Canned Goods, Etc., Etc.  ORDERS SHIPPED SAME DAY  AS   RECEIVED  MACKENZIE AVENUE.  Vfri rift rfri 1*1*1 r*fri t"fo tti t*ti riTr ','ti i\*\*t t^i r"_t*a ftt ifti fti r^Ti tfri t't'i t*fri rfri ftt t't'i ''t* ���������*���������***������������������ ���������**���������  w i*s i������ -V i+* w i-P xv iv + + ���������^, i+! iv *+' iv iv iv iv l+l l?t-y.1 i*vl" 5������t" l������t!  FAREWELL TO  Bklfast, Ikei.and, Dec. 10.���������I twas  announced today that twenty-six  battalions of volunteers will shortly  be raised in Ireland. The government  has hitherto refused to extend the  volunteer movement to Ireland.  ..Pahis, Dec. 10.��������� Franco will make a  favorable reply to Rnsso-Austrian  proposals for the establishment of. the  Cretan system of adminstration in  Macedonia. Italy, and Great Britain  are also expected to accept it.  Berlin, Dec. 10.���������-Owing to his  maltreatment of soldiers, a non-commissioned infantry .officer named  Franzki, has been sentenced to five  years imprisonment and dishonorable  discharge from the army.  By his Fellow Workers in the  C P R Service at the Smoker  Tuesday Night ��������� Resolution  and Address  HON. FOSTER'S  PREDICTIONS  L. O. L.  The annual December meeting of L.  O. TL. No. 1058, will behtldin the lodge,  room tomorrow (Friday) evening at  8 o'clock. Election of officers and  other important business is to be  transacted. All members are expected  to attend the December meeting,  What Wheat Canada will Produce in Five Years���������Question  of-JReciprocity and the Chamberlain Campaign Discussed.  New York, Doc. 14.���������Geo. E. Foster, former finance minister of Canada, who lias just returned fiom  England, where he has been making  speeches in favor of preferential tariff  and assisting in the campaign of former Colonial Secretary Joseph Cham-  berlan, declares that within five years  the-Diimiiiioirwill hc~ablo��������� lo-"supply"  England .with the wheat now sent  from the United States.  "Lust year," he said, "wo raised  sixty million bushels of wheat and  more than one bundled million bushels  of grain. We have now under cultivation three million acres of wheat laird,  and still have one hundred million  acres just as good, which will bo grain-  producing land in the near future. No  country in the world will take the  place of Canada as a   food   producer.  This is due to the richness of the  soil, and thc climate. We Canadians  think the United States in all its  relations with us has been a very insistent nation. ��������� Your people are the  best in the world, but we do not look  upon your government us the broadest  minded in the world.  "We import from the Uiiited States  a large number  of  agricultural .pro-!  ducts but from   us   the  United States  import very little.     In   manufactures'  our   tariff   runs   about  28   per cent,  while   that   of   the   United   States is  about  40 per cent.      The    disparity I  seems to lie great.     If you  won't let  us in on a fair tariff,  we will have to  raise    the   tariff against  you.     We  think our country is  just  as  good as  the United States.  "There was a feeling of disappointment among us concerning the  Alaskan award, hut that is passing  away. You see the United States  8tretchediits carcass across oiir front  door. We have got to step over your  people when we want to get out to  sea, that is if you will let us."  ���������WANTED���������South  State lowest price.  Revelstoke^  African    scrip.  P.O.   Box  9J,  On Tuesday evening the employees  of  the C. P. R.   tendered   a   farewell  smoker to A. H. Kendall, late foreman  in the C. P. H. shops who. witli .Mrs.  Kendall,is leaving the city to reside in  the   east^ permanently.     During the  evening Mr. Kendall was the recipient  of a handsome silver service from.his"  fellow workers   as-a token of respect.,  wliile an  address  wa*.  read ,by Mi: T.  Wadman. secretary of ^tbc -Machinists  Union, on   behalf-; of -'tlie'employees.  Mr.  R. B.  FarweU occupied tlie chair,  and an extensive programme of "'songs  and speeches was rendered during the  evening.    Thc following.is tlie.address  which accompanied   the  presentation.  "I   feel   myself   honoi-ed   indeed in  being <.!ei igr. ted to voice the sentiments  of-those who have, for- tho past twelve  months, been  your co-workers in the  C. P. R. shops of   Revelstoke.      However inadequately   I   may accomplish  this   pleasing   task,, rest   assured it is  simply because I  have not grirduated  in this capacity on many similar occasions   and   am   no High Priest in the  the art of making speeches or presenting addresses.     Brother,   your  comrades   have   felt   that they could not  permit  you. their foreman, to depart  from the classic shades of  Revelstoke  without assuring you of tlie high place  you hold in their esteem and affection.  That sentiment is shared not alone by  those who ranked clo.ce to you in the  shops hut also by the - novices who did  apprentice work in  that great school  of industry and  by whom you will lie  long held   in   pleasant recollection for  .t.lre-patience-yoii-displayed-in ^teaching  them   the   craft, and   the   kindly encouraging  words and wise advice voir  gave them  as  they toiled under your  supervision.     Accept   therefor-.* their  grateful   thanks.      When   you   hnve  gone to your new field of labor (where  we   gun ra n tee   yon   in   advance* new  laurels, Irrrt  norre greater than  those  you lrave   won   here) and  your fellow  craftsmen here answer to the roll call  at the shops so to speak we shall miss  you and   wish, selfishly   perhaps, tlrat,  yorr wore still with rrs.  "Vou will, I arrr sure, associate with  the souvenir which I now present you  on behalf of those present, the remembrance of the sincere assurances I  have "already given you, that your  memory will long bo kept green in the  hearts of your legion of friends in  Revelstoke.     As  a   "bo������s'  DUCHESNAV  VS. C. P. R.  Trial of Action Arising From a.-'  Fatal Accidentin Railway Tunnel Will  be  Held in Vancou-.  ver Instead of Revelstoke.  Mr. C. B. Macneill applied to the  Honorable Mr. Justice Irving in Supreme Court Chambers yesterday for  a change of venue in the damage  action of Ducliesnay vs. C. P." R. from  Revelstoke to Vancouver. "    ,^ ,  The suitn-J-ose.out oftheunfortunate"  death of the late Mr. IS. J."Ducliesnay,  who was accidently-killed wliile examining oneof-'the'J mainline--tunnels  |*aboiit-four ' miles   thin- side   of North  Bend soiiie'years-ago.   Mr. H. J. Cam-  bie and  Mr.   Ducbesnay   were   going  through the tunnel, making anjinspec-  tion, when a boulder fell from the roof  upon the latter iTflling Irmi  instantly.-  Mr.    Ducliesnay   was   a   company.su-.  perintendent at the time, with head-  iirrartei-s at Revelstoke, iind the  plaintiff in the present action is his widow. *,  The action is on behalf of   the   widow  and children   for   damages   for- loss of  husband'and father-.  Messrs. Wilson, Senklei*'&Bloom-  field, solicitors for- the plaintiff..'setthe  place of trial as Revelst- k"*, but this  was changed this morning to Vancouver. Mr. Macneill read affidavits lo  the effect that the place of accident is  nearer 'Vancouver' than Revelstoke,  and that it would lie more convenient  for., witnesses and all concerned to  attend in this city. The plaintiff resides here,.and' the head ���������offices of the  defendant company are also in this  ci ty.  His Lordship ordered that Ilie venue  be changed to .Vancouver.- anil the  trial, which will most likely Im; a jury  one, will be held   in   this   city.���������Van- _  couvor Pi-ovince.  Curling Club  found you thoroughly equipped in  every respect and your example in the  shops has been an incentive to do the  best wc could and an inspiration. In  emulating..that  good   example every  A. meeting of the (.���������urling club was  held in No. 2 fire hall bust Thursday  evening, and. in the absence of the  president and vice-president, Mr. II.  A. Brown was voted to the chair.  The chairman, who ..represented the  local club'at the annual meeting of the  ICooteiiny Curling Association .which  was held at Kossland recently, and a  report of which wa-- published in the  last issue of the Hkrald, gave au  outline of the proceedings of the  meeting.* The election of skips was  then proceeded with resulting a.s  follows: H. A. Brown, A.M. Pink-  ham, G*. H. Brock, A. McRiw, G. S.  McCarter, D. M. R.ie. A. E. Kincaid,  .1.  A. Dallas. XV. A. Foote,*;and'_H: A.  we have j Upper.  .   .    .    r it*������������������������ .  subordinate has dorre honor to himself, aPIK"l<"---  and to'his best and highest nature.  And nil the high and holy obligations  which appertain to the bread-winner,  the husband and father, you have  nobly and generously discharged.  Continue then to deserve the admiration of your fellow workers and rest  assured Heaven's choicest gifts shall  lie showered upon you. In conclusion  we wish yourself and Mrs. Kendall  all happiness and prosperity in your  new home.  "On behalf of the C. P. R. boys.  "T. Wadman."  II. A. 'Brown and W. A.  Foote were appointed a committee to  collect the cash and prizes donated  towards tlie bonspiel. A bonspiel  committee consisting of Messrs. Kincaid) Coursier, MeRae. Jackson, Lindmark,   Foote   and  Sturdy   ivas   also  ���������When you are buying candies and  fruits remember our's are fresh and  new,   C. B, Hume & Co,  Election of Officers  At the last regular meeting of Court  Mt. Begbie, I. O. F.. No. 3,401, on  Monday evening, tlie following officei-s  were elected for the ensuing year:���������  Court Deputy.���������E. Moscrop.  Court Physician.���������Dr. Chipperfleld.  P. C. R.���������C. XV. Mitchell.  C. R.���������B. R. Atkins.  V. C. R���������T.-P. Smith.  Rec.-Sec.���������B. B. Campbell.  Financial-Sec.���������J. L. Smith.  Treasurer.���������B. F. Gayman,  Orator.���������W. A. MacMahon.  S.W.���������J. B. McLean.  J.W.���������F. H. Fretz.  S. B.���������J. A. Ringer.     -..  J, B.���������J. Lee, A BY-WAV TO FORTUNE  i.  THOUGH tiro ntTTalr attraotc."  much interest at the time  and many reports, some o!  theia highly imaginative,  were circulated through tin*  district, there i-t, I believe,  b-o one to competent to give a plain, substantial account as myself; for I won  present at tho Alpha and Omega, thc  first and the last scene.  "It all comes along of this new cddl-  cation," said the village clonics (wc were  In tho fifth*-* then). "If ho hadn't a' been  eddicated, he couldn't a' dono it."  "Eddioation" or no, the news fell like  m thunderbolt on our country-side-, the  Squire'* houso broken irrto, his old butler wounded, and, chief of all, the famous  diamonds stolen I Simple folk could  scarcely realize a parallel audacity; a-*  ;''��������� for our village constable, he was fathom*  ���������'', out of his depth even in the shallows of  ���������uch * mystery. Special men camr  down from London for the case, and,  after a month's silence, a development  was arrived at.  Many years have passed���������more, indeed,  than I care to reckon���������sinco that eventful afternoon, yet* the memory of it still  lingers with me vividly, for I was but n  stripling at the time, and unused to the  harah realities of the world.  Picture  to  yourself  an  autumn  day.  quiet on tha ear, but raw and damp to  one'i flesh,  with  little  drops  of water-  hanging   from   every   brown   leaf,   and  clouds of steam rising from the horses'  backs, and  behind  them  your  servant  plowing  alone  in  a  far  outlying field  Tbere could be few more solitary tasks.  for,  the   place  being  remote  and wild  you might work there a year and a da;,  without hearing the sound of a* man'.-  voice.   At tire bottom of the field ran r  Btrip of wood about three hundred yard  wide., and extending a mile or so up tin  i*    valley. , As I plodded slowly in the furrow, I whistled to myself for cornpany'.-  aake,  and   had  thus got  well into  tl������  swing of my labor, when, turning on on<  headland,  I  caught  sight  of  three  fig  ���������ares creeping down the field umler^ tli*  shelter of the opposite hedge.    As the?  ���������    -reached tho spot to which my plowin-  Jed  me   they   halted,  and   watched   mj  steady progress ncross tlie field toward  them.    They   were  fine, strong men,  1  noted, respectably clad in sobei-eolorei  clothes.   Inexperienced as I wns, in thei:  stalwart upright bearing, the squarcnes-  of  their  shoulders,  their   heavy  clean  shaved  jaws   and     fixed    expression,  1  recognized,  through   the  civilian  attire  that most curious and at times terribl*  product���������the disciplined man.   As I drcv  my  horses  up,  one,  who  appeared  tin  leader, and "carried, I remember, a smar*  little cane, which he bent before him ii  both hands, spoke to me.  "Farmer Hazlitt's son, I believe?" Ik  said.  I replied that was so.  ���������"Well,  Mr. Hazlitt, your father," hr  continued, "down at* the* farm,'-told'mi  you would give some information."  I was at hi3 disposal, I said.  He kept under the hed^e, and spoke i  a. low tone, yet the words were distinct  and his manner to tne point.  "First then, i3 that Croomley Wood?"  he asked, pointing to the lower side o  the field, where the land sloped into th'  valley.'  "yes,"  I  answered.  "Do you know it well?" _  "As well -as any person in the parish  for very few go there save the gypsic.*  for firewood."  __ "Hojv many  paths are  there  in  it?'  -wis bi3 next question.  "Only one."  "Could a man push through it else  where?'*  "It i3 possible, of course," I said; "bu*  you would hear him half a mile off." th  appeared pleased at my answers, anc  nodded a sharp "Good."  "Kow, where does this single patl  nmr" starting again.  "About six yards in the wood from th(  bottom of thfs field."  "TThen if I stand down there I cannot  miss  seeing    or   hearing    anyone   wlu  passes through the wood?"  "Ko," I replied.'  "And if anyone comes from that di  Tectlon"���������he pointed across the valley���������  ���������"it will be also impossible?"  -Tea* but,in that case," I added, "1  ���������"ftould myself catch a glimpse of then  from here, as the path rises almost out  ef the wood for a few yards at on*  place.*'  "Good," he said once more; "it is i*  pleasure to question you, Mr. Hazlitt  ^=One-thing^roore.le!^mi^beg^oLy_OM!^?,P.<L  that is to oblige me by going on will  your plow as if you had not 3een us. A  look, a word from you At a critical point  might spoil one of the prettiest bits o.*  work ever put up."  I said he might rely on me.  "If you see anything, don't see any  thing,  but  keep  your  horses   moving,'"  were his last ruther enigmatical words.  They  went, falling  naturally  in  ate**  trad in  line,  down   thc  hedge,  whilst   1  prilled my team round for another turn  *nd so had my back to them till I had  crossed  the  field.    When  I again  faced  ia their direction, I saw that they were  concealed at various distances along the  top of the wood, and that two comrade-  of the same substantial build had joined  them, making in all  five.      Journeyinp  from headland to headland in thc usual  stolid  fashion   of  men  that  follow   thf  plow, I could not help fancying that 1  ���������mas in. a manner playing the part of decoy to some unsuspecting wretch;  but,  reflecting it was none of my businfss, 1  persevered on my way to and fro.   Thu?  ���������bout   two   hours   passed.     What  happened then?���������nothing but the crowing of  a cock pheasant, answered almost immediately by a rival from another part of  tbe wood.    Had not my eye chanced  to  rest at that morrrent on the only one of  the five watchers distinctly visible to mc  (the  man   whose  questions  I  had   answered)  the thing would have passed me  unnoticed.   Ife (the watcher)  had made  himself  fairly  comfortable   even  among  the  dripping  branches,   with   the  smart  cane stuck in the ground before him, arrd  a short pipe in his mouth.   On the first  pheasant-call he put the pipe smartly in  his  pocket    and    changed   his  position  stealthily   to  one  of  extreme  reudtness.  So long as I faced towards thc wood I  oould, ot ������ourse, be keenly orr  tiro alert  ���������witiiout betraying it; but in the return  furrow   thia   was   impossible     save   by  breaking my  promise irr looking round  I  resisted   the  temptation   till  halfway  across,  when  an uncontrollable  irnptr'i*.  is.3 ure to drop one of the lines and Mm*  obtain an opportunity of glancing bch'uu  ���������ce.   It was the afl'nir of a moment, it i.-  true, but I saw the figure or a woman  flitting hurriedly along the wood-pa th;  she carried a "small basket urrder her  arm. "Jlartha Foster���������Ned the poacher's wife," roso instinctively to my lips.  Another yard and she was hidden by a  thicket. I was so surprised that I made  no attempt to continue* plowing, but  stood staring at tho opening through  which I had seen her. A deep and, to  me, solemn silonee Teignedj then a startled magpie lied chattering from tho  branches, followed almost immediately  by the shrill scream of a woman, nnd ft  yell, half rage, half defiance, so intense,  so savage, that I scarcely thought it  came from a man, but rather from some  wild animal at bay. Scream after scream  thrilled me as, leaving my team, I rushed  down to tho wood. At a broadening of  tho path three figures were struggling  with a prostrate man; two otliors held  a woman back, who clawed and shrieked  like a fury; on the ground lay her basket, with the food it contained scattered  and trodden in the. drifts of damp, sodden leaves. There was a sharp metallic  click, and tho three stalwart men rose,  leaving their prisoner handcuffed on hia  face.  "Come, missus, bo reasonable," eald  the leader- "you'll only do him harm  now."  Even she cowered before their calm,  mneliirie-Iike impassibility, and hor cries  subsided to a low moaning. They lifted  Ned Foster to his feet, put their clothes,  disordered and muddy from the oncoiui*  ter, to* rights, lit tlieir pipes, and exchanged a few words, such asr "Smart,  bit of business;" "Very pretty indeed;"  "Glad to hear that pheasant-call," and  so forth. "Now then, my lads, fall in  and let's be marching," said tho leader,  picking up his enne.  Sinco his capture Ned Foster bad preserved a sullen 'silence, but now be  growled out: "What's this along of,  mates?"  "Squire Vennc's diamonds and wounding his butler," was the brief reply.  "Come, best foot forward, or we sha'n't  reach in till dark."  Before they left tho fields to enter the  olosed-in lanes, Ned Foster turned foi  one last look at a white cottage standing nlone in the fields across the valley  whence the woman had come bringinjj  the food that led to his capture���������tin  home which should know bim no more  But his wife, following last and unguarded���������for they had no fear of her attempting to escape���������let her eyes wandci  neither to the right nor left, nor indeed  ever lifted them from the prisoner, who  with hands crossed beforo him, strode  doggedly beside his captors.  Thus tho curtain falls on Alpha, the  first scene in this history'.' Before telling the second and final, I must pause tc  give a few, very few words of explana  tion.  Squire Venno wns a gentleman of ancient family, moderate estates, and em  phatio pretensions to social position  There were two things for whicli the  Vennes had, during many years, been dis  tinguished, both to their county friend*  and to our village folks ��������� first, theii  chronic hnpecuniosity, and the straits  they were often put to as a result; sec  ondly, the famous family diamonds, whicl-  Hrs. Venno wore on every possible occasion, to tho great comment of othei  county ladies. Many a time had financial storms arisen which threatened te  swamp Squiro Venne and his houso foi  ever unless the famous jewels were sac  riflced .to still the troubled" waters. Yet  when all seemed lost through this unac  countable obstinacy, at that very mo  ment, by some mysterious negotiations  other expedients were always found;  and though report often had it that a',  last the diamonds had been sold, with  the _ next Hunt Ball Mrs. Venne war  again the envy of her neighbors.  The surprise in thc village at the cap  ture of the poacher was very great, for  it was not thought even that he was in  the district, as he bad set out (it was  now remembered against him) with great  ostentation up-country in search of work  a week before the robbery, nnd had not  been seen since. Having always been a  morose, sullen man, not much pity was  felt for him by his neighbors, though a  distinct note of elation might be generally observed that, after all, the affair was  the result of local talent.  Ned Foster was in due time tried, convicted and sentenced to be transported;  the evidence of his guilt was absolutely  conclusive. Martha Foster, against  whom lay nothing beyond taking food to  her husband, was disoharged, when she  returned to live alone ln the old white  cottage.  So far success had  attended  the  ef-  A Bedouin Wedding.  PROFANITY   ON   THE   INCREASE?���������ASK   CENTRAL.  ���������JroomTey Wood sported at OTusR���������ttiey .   ,  had little to fear now from Ned Foster, traoo even of the stairs.   I can t fix tne  the poacher.   Yet, if in somo places age, spot."                                                   _.  decay arid death had sown their dosola- His companion bit his lips in vexation,  tion, in others the signs of new work but replied in tho aarnc cool, even maai-  and progress appeared: a school, a pub- ner:   "Come,   pull "yourself    together,  (orfcj jjf the police, but one important  feature of trre caso remained unsolved���������  the jewels had not been traced. Frag-  mentsoLtheir^mount^gsjwere^found on  the person of the prisoner, yet threatTor  promise was alike powerless to induce  him to disclose his knowledge of produce  any effect Bave a savage snarl at their  impotence. Tlie prevailing impression  was that he had "a confederate in some  accompUc-hed rogue, who was doubtless  the designer of the whole plot, and who  had undertaken the disposal of Che gems.  Precautions were therefore taken by tho  officiabj to keep a watch on all known  channels through which srrch goods might  be expected to paas���������as I have aaid without result.  In spite of this fact, Squire Venne  .used every influence he pos������essed to obtain a mitigation of the sentence. It  was, he said, a painful thing to him to  feel a fellow-creature doomed to the horrors of transportation for those wretched  jewels. This also was in vain; and so  Xed Foster was buried under the shadow  of the convict prison in bhe prime of his  life, whilst thc famous diamonds remained securely concealed from the  world's eyes. Winter drew to summer,  and summer in turn to winter, and so  many times over, till people forgot the  great robbery at the Hall, or, if tney did  recall it, were doubtful whether it happened in the year '55 or '53; and strll  the convict worked out his punishment,  and still tho diamonds flittered unaecn,  unknown, from their hiding-place.  II.  It is a long entr" actc to my second  scene���������fifteen years. In such a apace  changes come to even a country village.  Time did not spare ours. Martha Foster  had died; the close of her life was passed  In solitude, half forced on her, half  aought, but titter and complete. The white  eottage had fallen into ruins; doors, window-frames, and later even rafters were  burnt by wandering gypsies on their  camp-fires; cattle 'sought shelter in it  from rain and sun; over the hearth a  stout elderberry*(trco shot up, showing  its brascheo above thc four bare walls  that alone remained partly Intact; in tho  garden, before  the  house   rabbits  from  lie-house, a railway, marked their different aspects. It was from the nearest  station on this lino that I found myself  trudging ono dark night. The season was  a rainy one, I remember; tho day, like  many of its fellows, showery, and though  it was fine when I left the little platform, the clouds now threatened an outburst at any moment. I am not a timid  man,'' yet many times in that walk  through the wet, muddy lanes I glanced  over my shoulders uneasily into the  darkness. I fancied continually that I  caught the sound.of footsteps at a measured distance behind me; pausing to  listen, there was nothing but a tremulous rustling of leaves before tiherain.  About a mile from home I reached a  field-path, in crossing which a considerable saving in time and labor could be  effected by those who knew it well  enough to travel by night. After a moment's hesitation���������for the nervous feeling  still had a grip of my mind���������a few large  spots of rain urged me to immediate decision; so, leaving the road, I pushed on  at a swinging stride along the lonely  footpath. Down came the rain in heavy  thunder-drops. Recalling thankfully that  my way led by bhe ruined poacher's cottage, I quickened pace nnd neared the  four bare walls at a run. Had I gone  inside there -would have been more shelter, but the darkness of the interior  looked so blank and eerie that I merely  crouched under the outside masonry,  comforting myself with the thought that  the shower would probably be as short  as it was fierce. I might have stood  there five minutes, when a noise, the  clink of a nailed boot on stone, startled  me. Peering in through on opening  where two of the walls had gaped apart.  I saw, to my astonishment, a faint light  shining. This speck, growing larger and  brighter,-resolved itself into a candle  tlickering from a nook of the dilapidated  fireplace; beside it, as if waiting for the  feeble wick to gather force, stood two  men. A tangied mass of creepers drooped  across the gap in the sides of the cottage, and enabled me to watch intently  their movements without much risk of  being observed; for which, when the light  fell more strongly on them, I felt very again placed a stone to mark it. "Now  grateful, as their appearance did not in- -was there anything between this side of  ���������rite confidence. Beyond this one mutu.t-1 tha tabic and the wall t A dresser where  trait, they were types of men as unlike your wiie kept her crockery f���������good,  as possible. The nearest to me was of Oould vou pass easily between this dress*  'small���������bttildr-unmisUkably-^Tewish^hL^^nAJhetablel^JYes. Well, we will  countenance, and dressed in shabby give it this much, and,*a=dding>**vard-'for  smart clothes, from which, he now sctaped _ the width, it will ^ring tha wall here,"  recent mud-splashes carefully, the other ' placing another gtoneTJ ->��������� ������������������^*T*^r:^**gg*rL.  had a. powerful frame, a hard, worn face , So, after similar measurements In all  wild eyes, and unkempt grizzled hair. Ho directions and innumerable questions, a  looked iike some ragged outcast, and complete ground-plan of the cottage was  carried, I noticed with alarm, a short obtained, and finally a certain spot lo-  iron bar. This man stood shading hi*- J cated under which the Jew confidently  eyes with one hand, whilst he gazed . asserted was the particular flag-stone  round the deserted homo. * they required. .*.���������������*������������������.���������*���������.   "To come to this!" he said in a hoarsr fha consternation of the convict had  voice. "       j now left him; a feverish eagerness pre-  There was a long silence, broken ������'��������� \ vailed in its stead, and he fell to the ex-  length by the other. "Hold up, my .; cavation of earth and fallen masonry,  friend; you learnt what to expect," h. j which had accumulated to some depth  said    flicking   himself   with   a   red   sill  j over the stone floor of the cottage.    It  friend} this is no way of doing business,  You buried them under a flag at the bottom of the stairs, you say?"  The returned convict nodded.  "Can you remember where these stairs  stood?" '���������  '.  "Between tire two rooms about here, 1  think." He walked two-thuds down the  eottage and hesitated.  "Well, then, one room must have been  much larger than the other," said the little man, closing bis eyes s-hrewdly.  "No, they were both about the same  size* leastways this J was a bit the biggest," replied Ned Foster, pointing helplessly to the smaller third of the interior which he had marked as cut off by  the stairs. From hisdazed expression it  was plain to jme that his memory had  almost entirely given way. Tlie Jew  jumped up in a sudden paroxysm of rage.  "You fool," 'he shrieked, "if the stairs  are where you have placed theni, how  can that be the largest, Toom ?"  There was a long pause while Ned Foster rubbed his forehead despondently,  andthe other paced up and down to regain composure.  "Come, this is no way of doing business, friend," again, said the Jew. He  scanned the convict's face long and  thoughtfully, after which he started the  most extraordinary cross-examination I  have ever heard, putting one question  after another, and perceiving tho coming  answer, so rapidly tlrat the man before  him had not time to form his words ere  he anticipated them and passed to another query*. They ran something after  this: "Now, friend," in a sharp voice,  "which room did you live in? whicli room  did you see the light in of nights when  you came home from work? This, you  say," as they walked to the end of the  cottage indicated. "Now where did you  have your table? In tie middle of thei  room?���������right, friend. When you sat at  your supper, were you near the fire?  About a yard and a* half off, was it?  Very well, then, we may put one side ol  the table here." He marked the distance oft" from the old hearth by a stone..  "How broad waa this tablet A little  .-Stir" m "yara, you  tn*rn*fc,  friend.**    He  handkerchief. ,  "They told me that she was dead  they told me the old house was fallen  but could a man a' believed this?���������tree  -rowing from the hearth; bpast.s of tn  Held treading through it as they will.  His voice rose in pitch at each word.  "Hushl somebody might hear us, .rn;  friend; yon know we have got bette  work on hand to-night than crying oyer  spiH milk." He spoke with a cunmn;  power In his voice. ,  "Ay, you're right, my lad," cried the  elder man, his voice chanjjing at once;  "that's all gone and done with. I ve pru-i  the price���������fifteen yeo-rs of hell, and this  ���������he whved his hand round tbe rums;  "but it's my turn at last. Such sparklers, my lad, such spnrklersl"  "Now you are talking liko a man  should," approved the other, nodding Ins;  head, "so let's get to business; that fool  in front of ns on the road has delayed it  more than enough already."  This waa the home-coming of Ned tos*  ter, and thus I chanced to bo a spectator  of the seqirol to tho great diamond rob-  At the Jew's Inst reqnest, Ned Foster  now took a step forward, then stared  round the four tumble-flown walls in a  vacant, bewildered  fashion.  "Well, what's the matter now? asked  tho Jew in a querulous tono.  "It Ib all so broken down, thero s no  ���������waa heavy work, and tbe single tool they  ���������had was of little assistance to them; so,  unwilling as ke seemed to be, the worker was soon compelled to relinquish the  task to his companion, who. continued it  ln a much more leisurely style. Ned Foster now squatted down, holding the candle, arid presently, when his breath had  returned, spoke again:  "When I remember all I've gone  through for these diamonds and how  little you've done, it makes mc wonder  how I ever came to share 'em with you,"  hc said, musing gloomily.  Tho Jew straightened his back Im a  moment as he replied contemptuously:  "You���������what can you do witlroirt me,  friend? Get caught over thc first stones;  get a shilling where f can give you n  pound. Where would yorr have been  just now if not for mc?" He spat as if  disgusted, and resumed his work. The  convict "continued to mumblo and wink  at the candle till he spoke aloud once  more:  "I don't go back on taking you in; it's  only���������only "  "Only what, friend?"  "Only, if you should try to cheat mo  over lhem, my lad," Iris voice going very  low, "nothing could save you or hide you  from rne or keep mo off you. I've waited  fifteen years foT these, I'd wait fifty for  you. I'd have your blood if I followed  you to  "Conic, friend, *wiiflt'*s tho good..of .j*.**1    T������nly of pasta.  ingIhto-all"itVis?" interrupted the Jew;  "it's not business, I say." He spoke  soothingly, but the gleam of his black  eyes flashed to where I stood.  Presently, when they had dug down  about two.feet, I caught the ring of iron  on the flags.  "JL-et me come,down to it now, do yon  hear?" dhouted Wie elder man so eagerly  as almost to threaten.     o  "Just as you please, friend," was thc  cool reply; "you could have done it all  if you liked. Have wehit the right flagstone?"  Ned Foster nodded���������be seemed too full  for speech���������and 'degan to use the bariM  a lever, for which purpose it had evi  dently been brought. The stone war-  soon, pried-up, and going down on, his  knees he burrowed in the earth underneath witlh liis hands. First he drew out  a rust-eaten gun-barrel; then ajbundlc*  of game-wires, the dotting pegs still  dangling, from .them; after that,the gun  stock,.and a steel gin or two. On each  of these coming to light they laughed  excitedly; but a long, -anxious silence foi*  lowed as he searched-for something lyin-j-  still deeper. J It was a strange scene ���������..*���������  the two men in this desolated house,  through which the candle shed a quiver  ing light, throwing up vividly the darlJ  alert features of the Jew who hold it  whilst it imparted an odd,, fantastic ap  pearance to the other's bent figure, hal;  hidden in the earth; the whole frame-1  by the outside darkness and the stillnes.-  of night, for t'he rain had long ceased.  Suddenly Ned Foster sprang up with r  cry, grasping a battered tin shot-flask. 3  could hear the rattle of hard objects In-"'  .side. His senses seemed to leave bim  and'he ran to a corner by himself, clutch  ing the canister to his body, as if afraii  the air might rob him J of his treasure.  The Jew's face: had flushed, too, in thi*  first moment.Trut he sneered now at hi*,  companion's frenzy, and without a word  started to push the earth and flagstone  into the hole. Meanwhile. the convict  recovering somewhat from his overpowering emotion, knelt down where tho  earth was smooth, and pulling, a dirt*}  rag from his pocket, spread it out befort*  him; then he twisted the top from thi*  shot-flask, and poured the diamond!,  gloatingly one by one on the rag. Every  now and again I caught a sparkle as thi  candle-flame trembled in the air. Thi**  sight overcame thc apparent indifference  of the Jew, for he drew near and watched  the little heap grow slowly larger with e  fascinated gaze.  "How many more have you got tftiere  friend?" he asked almost in a whisper.  ^aa^the-Other^pauseijLand lookedjup in his  face. "   ~"  '!Moj(**~rtwi.cc* aJ3 Tnany���������three times as  'many."   He srSook the flask and laughed  I don't  think  that the  past fifteen  yeans and the ruin they, 'had 'brought  with them weighed on tne convict's mind  at  that moment.      The man  standing  knelt down 'beside him, and, taking a few  stones in jris hand, examined them with  the air of an expert, the other eyeing  him suspiciously.  A long, a very long pause ensued. At  length the Jew regained his feet. As he  turned, I was almost startled into an  exclamation that must have betrayed me,  his features had such a ghastly expression. He took two or three hasty turns  up and down, and pulling a bottle from  his coat, gulped down the contents like a  man with a fever thirst on him. Ned  Foster's eyes never shifted, but still no  word was uttered.  "Frierld," said the Jew at length, "do  you know what share of those stones 1  wantf  There was no reply-  "I don't want one, not one; you can  keep 'em all," he snarled, showing his  teetK  Still no answer, but the convict ran  his hand through tlrp. stones;'it seemed  as if ire failed to understand thc words  spoken.to him.  'T am counted a good judge by my  friends in the trade/' continued the Hew.  "nnd I think if you sell them well���������very  well, mind���������they will about pay your  fare to London. I shall try and find  thc way back myself. Don't ever come  near me again. I might���������I might do  you harm, my friend." He stepped oul  into the darkness with the mo3t venomous contortion in his face human creit-  ture ever bore. As for Ned Foster, he  took not tho slightest notice, but continued to play with tho spurious gems, uttering at intervals a. low, elecful laugh.  I comprehended then how Squire Venno  had managed to pay his debts, and enable his wife still to wear diamonds, if  The Arab wcthling at Earl's Court,  says The London Chronicle in describing a recent event there, was quite a  ptr-pular event, as no doubt it was  meant to be. It was also as picturesque as thc Arabs, following their own  customs, could make it amid the surroundings of a London exhibition. The  bridegroom was Hnindun Saltich, tall  and twenty-one; the bride, Halinia  Muhamel, a girl of fourteen. Both  were members of tho little community from Assouan, Egypt, who form  the Assouan village at Earl's Court.  Thc bride wore a dress of blue velvet,  trimmed with gold lace of an old  Egyptian pattern. She had a white  tulle veil, roses in her hair, and jewelled ornaments. Four bridesmaids, in  robes of a soft Oriental cloth, kept  her company. , Like her, they were  brown of face���������brown as a berry���������and  a little embarrassed by thc crowd.  The wedding began with a procession from the central part of the exhibition to tlie Assouan village. Ham-  dun rode in front on a horse, which  was neither pure wh^tc nor an Arab, :is  it should hav? been, but whicli did very  well. Its hoofs had been paint**U  green arid red and other colors patronized by the Bischnri tribe to which  the bride and bridegroom' belong.  Halima drovo ih a little carriage with  an escort of Arabs, variously picturesque, and to the sound of weird music.  So the procession got to the Assouan  village, where so many visitors, at sixpence a head, had gathered that most  of them saw little of the actual marriage ceremony. Hamelun got iTown  from his horse, and with a rifle hanging from his shoulder strode towards a  tent, decorated with flowers, and which  represented his home. In fact, he  had, as it were, been to the tent of the  bride's parents for her and had brought  her to his own.  A Bischari priest now took matters  in hand and set the fathers of bride and  bridegroom to the task of arranging  the marriage settlement. Among the  Arabs���������as perhaps elsewhere���������this is  really done by the-mothers.'*' All the  fathers had to do was to look important ,- and confirm what their wives  had agreed upon. "They did so with  many words and gesticulations, to  which bride, and bridegroom seemed  to be .'.entirely, indifferent.-* It was explained casually that the father of the  former was in the Soudan skin trade  ������������������when he, is at home���������and the father  of the latter a hunter.  All T being arranged, J the Bischari  priest read some verses from the Koran, and the: Arabs gathered about him  intoned theni.J This was tlie formal  marriage, and the high contracting:  parties'had then each to.face an allocution from their respective fathers.  Hamdiin's sire bade him be a good  husband and'a good hunter, like his father. " Halima's ifalher counselled her  to* be a dutiful, hard-working wife.  "The ;bride, the bride," cried curious  people, who in the crush could see. nothing of her. j Hafndun lifted Halima  in his arms, ah-8 -she got a genial  cheer, but _ there was disappointment  when he did not-also kiss her. She  blushed furiously under her brown skin,  and was no doubt glad to be;nearly  done with a -".rather trying ceremony.  It only remained for light-footed  Arabs to scurry about with trays of  dates and raisins, bananas and cakes���������  souan village to" entertain the marriage  tokens of another hospitable home set  up, and forJthe dancing dervishes and  the other wonder" workers of the As-  company.  '���������"   " . ��������� '        " =3  ' Thus ended Omega, tho final scene of |  this tragedy} what remains is of the simplest.   In   one of Squiro Venae's alms-i  houses lived for a few years a broken,  n-ld man, oblivious of all���������name, birth*!  place, career���������whoso sole remaining impulse was to guard nnd surreptitiously,',  play with a din nd fill of paste diamonds,';  To the day of his death none snvo tha,  equiro,  himself an  aged  man, and  tho  writer, recognized ia him Ned Foster, the  ox-convict.  He lies buried by his faithful  wifo, Martha.  Byways to fortune, easier travolh-rj,  shorter though they mny so'erri than tfh������  high road, "tho straight way and th������  truo," along which Blow nnd honest folic  plod, generally turn out vory rough and  tortuous paths indeed, their wnyfaror*  often losing themselves ln a valley, mil-1  ty at its mouth, and onding in a groat1  darkness.  AND JNO MISTAKE  What Simon V. Landry has to  say of Dodd's Kidney Pills  He was Weak, Run Down and a  Total Wreck ���������Three boxes of  Dodd's Kidney Pills put hint to  Work Again,  River Bourgeois, Richmond Co.,  Que.* Sept. 28.���������(Special).���������Simon V.  Landry, well known here, adds his  testimony to the thousands of others  all over Canada who owe their heal-fli  and even life itself, to Dodd's Kidney,  Pills* ...c  "I was bothered for over a' year  with Lame Back, Weak Back, Palpitation of the Heart and General  Weakness," says Mr. Landry. "In  fact I was a total wreck. .1 could not  work as I got tired and weak so easily and I had a weakness in ' my,  stomach so that I could not bend  down to do anything.  ���������'I had tried different .kinds of  medicine without benefit till I gave  Dodd's Kidney Pills a trial. From  thc first they did me good and I had  only taken three boxes when I was  able tb start work again.* They did  me good and no mistake."  Dodd's Kidney Pills * aro known by,  their cures, in every corner of Canada.*  They cure the Kidneys. Sound Kid'  neys ensure pure blood. Pure blood  means good health, cheerfulness and  abundant energy. That's how Dodd's  Kidney Pills make new men 'and wo-*  men out of run down, worn out people.  Too Much Success*.  Australian Military Forces.  The Melbourne correspondent of The  Chronicle writes regarding the unification  of the Australian military J forces that  what General Hutton has '.obtained' the  Government's assent to is practically  this : The complete organization of (1)  a mobile field force capable of being* sent  anywhere In Australia at short notice,  and (2) a garrison rorce designed to defend tho vulnerable spots In each State.  Both these forces are composed ot volunteers or militia acting* under tlio instructions of somo 1,500 professional  soldiers Who form tha nucleus of artillery  and garrisons required for fixed defences,  the technical direction of forts and mines  and a military tuition staff. The Australian field force will conirlst on a peace  footing of 13,911 men and sixty suns, capable of expansion ln time of war to 26 -  tc33-mon^ai������d=eii*rht: Jour^Buns. s The garrison force will be composed of ll,896"mSri~  and twsnty-six gunn, exclusive of tho  rifle elubs, which new total over 30,000  men. Taking tho two forces and tho  rifle clubs logother It will be possible  for Australia to put In the field or at  her torts In tlmo nf wnr at leust GS.00O  trained men, made up, approximately, as  follows :���������  Field force  .  ...     ."....   J6.500  Garrison foroe    11,900  Rifle clubs    30,000  '        ' 68,400  With a physical!*.* fit mnnhood population'  of 700,000 to drs-w upon, the 6S.4O0 trained  mon would become the backbone of an  army of half a million men should Invasion   actually   occur.  For the purposes ot broad genernl-  Ijratlon the Federal army now stands  divided Into eighteen regiments ot Australian Light Horse, thirteen batteries of  Australian artillery, three field companies of Australian Engineers, and twelve  regiments (threo brigades) of Australian  Infantry. Each arm In given an excess  of officers ln proportion to the peace establishment of privates. Poace cadres,  with their full complonient of trained of-  flcors and non-commissioned officers can  therefore on moblliration In tlmo of national emergency be expanded to war requirements without any danger ot crisis  through lack of .efficient leaders. ���������  King Edward's Visit to Vienna.  Dealing with Kin? Edward's visit to  Vienna, The London Chronicle say? :���������  "A grim spectacla. seen by the King In  his visit to the Imperial burial vault In  the Church of the Capuchins has escaped  record. It Is a row of more than 150  crystal vases, mounted In gold and topped by a'crown. Each of these vases  contains the heart of; a dead Hapsburg.  In tho thirteenth century the Duke  Francis died In Switzerland, and directed  that his heart should he removed -Mid  sent to "Vienna. Ever since this custom  has been observed in the Hapsburg fnm-  lly. On the death of a member the  heart Is removed and preserved in a  crystal vase. In the Capuchin vault  there are now 132 such vases, and lis  Imperial "coffins. The surplus of thirty-  nine vases contain the hearts of Ha.is-  burgs whose bodies are burled elsewhere.  The sole exception to this Hapsburg custom was that of the late ArchduKc Uud-  wlg, whose will forbade the removal of  his heart.  The way of the philanthropist, of  whom the author of "A Third Pot-Pour  J ri" tells, seems unduly hard. Tho philanthropist, who-was a gentle old lady ol  Exeter, Eng., got hold of a maimed* Ball-  or, who moved her to-great pityv Tc  help him along she purchased a tray on  which ho .was to expose gingerbread foi  sale.  ; 6he gave him a start in gingerbread,  also the privilego of standing before hei  most .respectable residence to err hia  wares. In addition, she composed' and  taught liim the following words to re*  peat at Intervals:  "Will any good, kind Christian'. bay  some flno spicy gingerbread of a poor,  afflicted old man?"   .  The firat morning the sailor sold a  shilling's worth of gingerbread in' a short  time, and his success went to his head,  Pretty soon, from his station oa the,  pavement in front of the gentle ojd  lady's house, his voice floated in to her in  this appeal:  "Will any poor, afflicted Christian buy  some good, kind gingerbread of a fine,  spicy old man!"  Despite this sadly mixed cry, trade became very good���������so good, indeed,-'that  when the philanthropist again heard ber  words they ran:  "Will any fine, spicy Christian ��������� buy  some poor, afflicted ��������� gingerbread of ���������  good, kind old man t"  Doctors Prescribe  KOLA TONIC WINE  Manufactured from Kola, Celery Md  Pepsin, tor weak and nervous people,  it is very invigorating, by its use ii  enables the system to ward oil tevere,  bilious headaches and is the greatest  appetite restorer known, it is alse a  positive cure for indigestion and dyspepsia. Sold all over \he Dominion.  Beware of imitations. Remember it  is only manufactured by The Hygiene  Kola Co., 84 Church St., Sole Proprietors.  What a Pr-Jiniinent Druggist says:  Toronto, Feb.  24.  1903.  Hygiene   Kola    Company,    Toronto,  Ont.:  Gentlemen���������It. affords me a great  deal of pleasure to certify to the  merits of your Kola, Celery and TP.e|--  sin Tonic Wine. I have tested it a*ad  can recommend it very highly to '***--  one seeding a first-class tonic* and  dyspepsia cure, and the Kola, Celery  and Pepsin used in the preparation of  it are ������pure J and ol the -very best  quality, and altogether I believe you  have a preparation which* only needs  to be known to be appreciated. J  F. V7. McLEAN, Chemist,  Queen and Church streets, Toromto.  A FLATTERING CHOICE.  A Baptist minister in a certain **"$-  lage was astonished at being    called  in to minister to a dying churchman.  Having afforded what consolation   he  could to the sick man, he asked the  churchman's wife:  "Why didn't    you '  send for your own clergyman?" "Oh,  no,  sir,"  she    replied,     "the doctor  said the case was infectious."���������Westminster Gazette. ,   ������������������  Lifebuoy Soap���������disinfectant���������is strongly  recommended by the medical profession sa  a. safeguard against inf jctious diseases.     *>���������> /A  tot  l'i*  lie  iu  []  IC  fi  [���������*-.  I'6  Jl  ra  [)I  Iii  In  Tl  f /  K.  JK  1:  ROLFF HOUSEl  By G. H. BENEDICT.  A Thrilling Story of Love and Adventura.  M  I knew then that thi., Btrnnger was a  brother of the religious society which  my brother had Joined.    I Invited him  to a seat, and asked him to give me all  particulars.   He told nro of my brother's  final hours, and declared that he had  ���������died at p*>ace, having for years beerr one  of tho most faithful, sacrificing and devout  members  of  hla  order.    He  hnd  left, he said, a written testament, with  directions that It be brought and delivered to mo.   He handed me the paper.  Opening* nnd reading lt, I found It to be  In my brother's handwriting*, and that  it contained his last wishes ln regard  lo his affairs.   He gave a short narrative of his long travels and adventures,  tn  which   he  had   particularly  sought  to trace up the  proper heirs to some  valuable Jewels which he had acquired  under clnrcumstances that had always  troubled    his  conscience,    and  whioh,  consequently,    he  had  never    allowed  himself to dispose of.   In this he was  successful,  a coat  of arms  furnishing  the clue; and the lewels were restored.  Bis   other  wealth   had   come  through  prize money, but as he said, sometimes  .acquired in deeds of actual piracy, and  -he determined, for the full relief of his  conscience, to devote a sum to charity  equal to the full  amount of what  he  considered  he had acquired by violent  and  unlawful   means.     The   sum   fixed  on, he wandered far and wide, bestowing charity wherever he had opportunity.     In  his travels    he became acquainted with a Jesuit missionary. An  Intimacy ivas formed, and, through the  Influence of his new-found'friend,' his'  thoughts were turned in  the direction  of religion.    He at last determined to  Join the society to which his friend belonged, and make use of Its organization  to  dispense  his  charitable  sums,  Ho had continued to draw as largely on  thc   contents  of   the  old   vault   as   he  thought ho could do without crippling  the resources he had designed for rne;  but death was drawing near, and still  the sum he had fixed on as cancelling  all bis Ill-gotten gains,   was not  made  good.   So, trembling on the brink of the  grave,  he abjured  ine to allow a certain sum each yen for a certain number of years to the use of tho brethren  of a certain monastery in Prance, that  it   might   be   applied   by   them   to   the  charities   to   whicli   he   wished   it   devoted.   He knew, he sold, that I would  grant this request, and he could die in  ���������peace." And with a blessing for me and  b!s little grandchild,  the paper  came  to an end.  1 then had a lone conversation with  the strange visitor In regard to my  brother's last wishes. He impressed  tne as being a devout and good man  whom I could trust. I Informed him  of tho course I had pursued in regard  to my brother's, property, and that I  never touched and knew not the am*.  ount of his treasure in the old vault. I  told him, that, as the companion and  ���������friend of my brother, and knowing  bis wishes, I would give him a key to  the vault, leaving him to supply himself with such money as he desired to  take. In answer, he said he could  "honestly take only so much for each  . year, and would- take no more. "We  **' -anally arranged that he should have a  key to the vault, coming when he chose,  catering the house by a secret entrance  and taking such money as he desired  ���������from the vault. 60 he quietly cama  and went yearly. I desired that he  ���������bould enjoy the hospitalities of my  house on his visits, but he would not,  and asked only that a dark basement  room, that conneoted with the cellar  containing the vault, be furnished with  a desk, pallet and ohalr, candles, and a  ���������UtUe fuel, so that he might occupy it  (When he came, to the disturbance- of  .nobody.  i At last, dear Claude, as I felt myself  trowing feebler with age. I sought to  make such arrangements as would  leave my property unencumbered by  (any conditions in your hands. I waited  till the stranger priest came again, and  besought him to take at once all that  he deemed proper to fulfill my brother's  dying wishes. He declined, as he said  that lt was only allowable according  to my brother's wishes to take so much  .^ac-h^yeaj.^I^spQke^Qf^tho^probabiltties.  of sudden death overtaking rne at my  advanced age, and the chance that It  would pjace obstacle.? in the way of the  payment of the annual tribute according to my brother's wishes. He then  eald he would go and consult with the  ���������uperlor officers of his socloty on tho  subject On Inquiry. I found that the  -amount remaining to ba paid wns equr.i  to the* sum of five annual payments.  So, to provide against all contingencies, and to avoid any legal and formal  ���������disposition of the matter (which I  ���������shrank from, as It would only add to  popular gossip about matters Incapable of public explanation), I arranged  (with him to leave the old vault protected against Intrusion for five years  after my death, should it occur ere he  .came again. This would allow of my  torother's lost wishes being fully carried  out. At theh same time, if he agreed  iwlth the brethren of his society to  take the full amount of the money at  one visit, he was to place a visible and  lasting mark, In the shape of a small  .white cros3, in each corner of the old  vault, as a sign, that his visits were  ended, and that the arrangements to  arratlfy my brother's last wishes were  tfuily completed.  if these lines ever come to your eyes,  any dear Claude, I will have been long  at rest ln my grave, and you will havo  ���������been duly informed of my plans to  0-E-rry out the arrangements herein described. These revelations will explain to you why such strange Instructions as wlllhave been given you havo  seemed necessary. But with the opening of this paper, all mystery aird all  limitation to your rights tu your irr-  therllancc will have departed. You win  be left, my dear boy, I trust, with ample wealth. Though I have never  touched or counted my brother's stores,  I know that great wealth still remains  ln the old vault. All will be yours.  Tou need have no hesitation In using  It, for no responsibility can descend to  yojp through three generations. More  ovler,  long years of sorrow and  pcnl-  cinii'Ity of much" more than the original  sum, can well have lifted the guilt from  the treasures of Rolff House.  And now, my dear Claude, you can  urrdorstand why a. cloud has always  rested over Rolff House and Its Inmates, and which has shadowed your  young life. Tou can understand much  that has no doubt always seemed mysterious to you ln my actions and your  aurroundir'gs. With a. sense of darkness and horror* always on my mind,  and settled grief at my heart, my life  and actions have not been what In.  youth I dreamed they could ever be.  I can well believe that I have grown  crabbed and peculiar, and often I havo  deemed that perhaps my reason has  been warped. I can be-no proper guide  and Instructor for guileless, aspiring  youth. It will be well when the hand  of death takes me away.  ��������� But you will live, my dear, dear boy,  to be a wise and good man. Tou will  use the wealth left you to do good  deeds. Tou wil continue, perhaps, the  line of our family, not under the cloud  of guilt, but ln the light of innocence  and happiness, God's blessing be on  you and with you through life.  * "RACHEL VAN BUYSEN.  After finishing the reading of the  manuscript, Claude leaned back ln his  chair and gave himself up to* reflection  A light had been thrown on the mystery  that had rested over Rolff House. He  could not doubt that his aunt's state  ment was a true explanation of all that  had seemed strange to him In the surroundings of his youthful days*. It was  euch an explanation as accounted to hia  mind for hla aunt's peculiarities of  oharacter and what had often seemed  \ to him her inexplicable ways. Be'tween  the linea of "the constrained, plainly-  written narrative, he could read tho  tragio h^tory of her life, with its one  sombre, iVnbroken cloud of sorrow and  sacrifice; and his heart melted at the  thought of the ungenerous* Judgment  with which he had always viewed her  eccentric*, apparently parsimonious  Ways.  A whirl of thoughts crowded on his  mind. What did the old vault contain?  .Would it yield up him a princely fortune? If so, what use could It be to  him now, that he was thwarted in tlie  chief object of his happiness? Should  he change hla plans, and give up hla  Idea of serving his country no revel In  wealth and pleasure? Amid these conflicting emotions, he sat and reflected  6ome time, and then made up his mind  to go down and consult old Carl Crum  iir regard to his aunt's statement and  thc best course to be pursued.  papers of various kinds; and, althoufcT.  Claude was not able to make any estimate of the value of the contents of  the old vault, he felt satisfied that lt  was considerable, and that his aunt's  dying intimation that he would bo left  ln the possession of wealth was realiz-  ed.  But the young man did not hall his  good fortune with the Joy it once would  have afforded him. He sought suggestions of old Carl as to what course 10  pursue for the security of his treasures, and followed his advice Implicitly. The next few days were spent ln  installing old Carl nnd Margaret ln  Rolff House, and making all things  as comfortable and safe as possible.  Then Claude, spite of all advice and  remonstrances from his worthy old  friend, bid a hasty adieu, and set out  ���������"or the headquarters of the army.  _ CHAPTER XXXIII.  Claude did not find that old Carr appeared much astonished when he communicated to him the strange facts he  had derived from his aunt's written  statement, or even after he had bum allowed to read the paper. In fact, in  such a perfectly matter of fact way did  he take the matter, that Claude was in.  cilned to believe that be had had pre*  ."Vtous Knowledge, and had been entrusted by his aunt with greater confidence  than he had ever suspected.  But the old fellow seemed pleased at  the turn of the matter.  "Well, well," he said, "I am. glad  this thing has ended up so speedily. I  never jjuite liked having that old priest  ln the house with his hands ln those  money chests, and particularly since  the old lady died; but of course it was  no business of mine. No doubt all has  turned out for the best. It's my opinion that you ought to examine the old  vault at oirce, ascertain what treasure*  ls left in It, and take proper measures  for Its security. If Jit wasn't for the  reputation the old house has for furnishing quarters for aselect assortment  of the most dangerous possible kind of  ghosts, I would have been more concerned than I have been all these  months for the safety of the valuables  in the house. But now it's our own  fault If everything ls not made safe."  Claude was as anxious as possible to  examine the old* vault,  and proceeded^  CHAPTER XXXIV.  The treaty of Ghent ln 1814 brought  peace again to the country. On the  disbanding of -he army, Claude Rolff  returned to his native village. Ho  had passed unscathed through two  campaigns, and rendered his country  brave   and   faithful   service.  Borne Important changes had taken  place during his absence at the seat of  Jtvar.  Old Carl still remained at his post at  "Rolff House, and was as faithful and  vigorous as ever; but the aged Margaret had passed away. Her health had  long been feeble, and she had never recovered from the shock that Leb. Sack-  ett's deviltry had caused her, and sha  sank to rest at a good old age. By advice of Claude's lawyer, Mr. Halstead,  a new housekeeper had been engaged in  her place, being no less a personage  than the widow Grewy. Whether the  widow was entirely satisfied with this  arrangement is not known; but sh  had somehow fai'ed In her ass<vult on  the obdurate heart of the bachelor lawyer, and had accepted through his Influence the comfortable place in question as perhaps the only available  compromise. *  Ralph Saybrook had remained soma  time ln the old village after his father's  flight. He seemed to enjoy the dignity  of being left ln the possession of the  business and property of his parent,  and, being undisturbed by any legal  proceedings, was apparently in no hurry to dispose of the property, as he  was being constantly urged to do by  his father's letters. In truth, Anthony  Saybrook, in his voluntary banishment,  began to realize what it is to educate  a child to cold-blooded villainy find  selfishness. Ralph was not without  hopes that he could yet win tho hrur J  of Rosa Bruyn, and, with this object  ln view, he temporized with his father's  orders to dispose of the property, urging various Ingenious excuses, while  he was in reality planning to appropriate his Inheritance in a rather i-re-  mature manner But, all of Ralph's  ���������hopes of gaining the hand of Riisu  Bruyn came to an end through a liriiti-r-  ing sickness that struck down the old  farmer. A severe rheumatic attach  held him c-itfined to his bed for months.  Racked with pain, and broken in  strength and spirit, the obdurate old  man found his only comfort In Ure  love and tenderness of his wife and  daughter, and a gradual charrgo came  over him that convinced Ralph ci-j  long that he was no more susceptible  to his manipulations. Thus disappoint-  ed, Ralph in" time disposed of hl.i  father's property, and went to join  him in a Western State, and the quiet  little viliaga heard of them no more.  Claude had returned home in many  respects a changed man. He had  gru.-'i   in   knowledge   of   the   world   su  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������-j  A FATAL WOOING  BY  LAURA JEAN   LIBBEY  Author of* The Crime of Hallow-E'en," "The Flirtations of  a Beauty," "Willful Gaynell," "Little Leafy," 2  " Only a Mechanic's Daughter," etc. +  ?������������������*������*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*���������*���������������  OIl.V'l-l'KR 1.  Torr ill lo   \rnwi.  ceen swept from lhe fiion of thu onrlh.  Already a  slnirlrnv 110 larger thim   a  bird's wing had crossed his path, nnd  ���������"Oh, pilot, 'tis a fearful night;'Jhcru-d    ������������������   the  distanco    the.   lowering  storm  dungor 011 tire doop; .      clouds    would  suddenly  burst      upon  I'll como und pacn tin*, dcckiwiith thee,    j*.*,, hapless head, sowing lite seeds thru  ,.,,   thie la���������?"t.Limo.,to sU'*'<'-''        ,        , would  end  in   thu   bitterest of   trng-  "Go down I" thu sailor ceres.   Go dowul edies  this is no place for thou,. So Intent was Olrrionf  with hi*   own  Tho night is wild, y.vt wilder far, tho thoughtS( ���������*. ,,..<��������� ������������������*. 0iJS....V(*d ,m old  fury of the.sea.                    .          . man an(J a  youBg e*rl i-m-oling by hi;  It is tnid-tiight on tho ocoan.���������  The      grunt      silver    iiio-jd    breaks  through the white, fleecy clouds, flood  iing the dark, rippling waves into u  sheen of sparkling, silvery brightness.  A land-bird flat turn aloft, weary  with long flying; lost in a world where  there are nu tocc.-us, but tho lull, ;  careening masts of thu ships, und no  foliage but the drifts of spray; -.- it  cleaves awhile to  the smooth    spars,  j  young girl kneeling by  ���������Ide, where tho shadows were thickest, In tho moHt secluded portion of  the deck.  "To-morrow wo shall reach Boslon,  Izetta," said .the old man, wistfully,  laying his hands lightly.on the girl's  dark curls.  "Yes, grandfather," she answered,  Boftly, "let us hope* in sunny America  .we may forget the past."  The old man shook his head with  till, urged  by some, homeward yearn  ing, it bears on in the face of the wind ,��������� long, low Bigh.  sinking, then rising ovor the -angry j "I fear not, JTzettn," he replied; "Ihe  waters, cntil its strength is gone, und 1 world has been cruel to me child,  the blue waves gather tho poor flut- i cruel to the bitter end. It is hard for  terer to thoir cold, glassy bosom.' I one of my years, Izetta, to commence  TJlmont Ulvesford leans his arms on ' gathering up the fallen ends ot for-  tire railing of the deck, gazing down I tune that slipped through my heedless  into the deep, shimmering wator, then j fingers in youth.     I have lived my life  up at the clouds ovm-hcid  "By thia time the following week,"  he told himself, "he should reach Boston."    ���������..'-'. .    1. '  'How little the handsome young heir  of the Ulvesford Silver Mines knew,  as he watched tho moon scudding in  the blue domo abovu him, as he stood  there, not one care rui his proud, noble  the  ���������  be  ~in-compahy*wrthtold"Cafi"at~once to the  house. They made their way to the cellar, and Claude produced the key that  his aunt had left ln his charge, and the  outer door was opened after some difficulty. Within was another* door, of  iron, with a key In the heavy lock,  attached to which was a folded piece  of paper. Claude detached it, opened  it and read it.   It ran thus:  The last sum due on account of the  bequest of brother Mnxlmus (otherwise  known as Rolff Van Buysen) to the order of which he was a member, having  been taken, according to due arrangement, by me. I hereby make note of  the fact. And herewith I make a statement of the amounts I have taken, and  the times at which they were taken, in  order that It may appear that the trust  confided In me has not been abused,  and that the wishes of our deceased  brother have been strictly- fulfilled.  And I aver-that I have taken no more  than was jrstly due, and that all has  been applied In works of charity as  brother Maxlmus himself planned and  desired, I leave iny blessing on this  house. -1 will pray always, and my  brethren with me, that peace, . prosperity and the blessing of Heaven may  abide ever within these walls. I sign  myself, JTJSTINUS.  "'Faith, a maganlmous epistle," said  old Carl. "Tis not every one who  would have been so discreet, considering the opportunity he had. I must  confess that the old man seems to have  had a full share of honesty and piety,  ���������and It'Is well he did."  Claude put the papers ln his pocket,  and proceeded to open the inner vault  door. Within this door, the vault was  'divided Into a number of compartments  each of which had Its separate door,  which wae locked. To Claude's surprise, old Carl now produced a bunch  of keys, which he said had been given  Into his possession but a few days be-  ���������well as In years, and his military e  perierrce had been well calculated t(  discipline his impulsive and arden'  nature. In one thing he remained unchanged, and that was in his dovotlor  to the fair object of his first love. Al  obstacles had for some time been removed from his path. Rosa hud obtained her father's consent to oper.  correspondence with him ere he let'.'  the seat of war; and when he returncl  home the first doorway he had entered  was that of old farmer Bruyn. W-i-j  tender and blissful was the meeting  tween the long-parted lovers. An)  when they went hand in hand to th;  chamber of the invalid old man, it was  to kneel and receive his blessing.  C'iaude could hardly realize this h'app;  change; but Death is a potent peacemaker, and the hand of'death .was on  the old farmer. He lived to see hisi  daughter the happy bride of Claudr.  Rolff, and the mistress of Rolff House,  and then passed peacefully away.  Claude had the venerable mansion ol  his fathers restored, and settled down  ln It as a quiet country gentleman. Un.  der the subduing Influence of perfect  &domest!c=happiness,:'-aJl-i*~hl8=ambitious-  Ideas of fame as an artist faded away,  and he could dream of no happier exls-  tence than to be at the head of a well  ordered household, dispensing hospl  tality and charity with a liberal hand.  The blessing the stranger priest had  invoked en Rolff House seemed to have  descended to abide there. -Gradual)]*  neatness and order and beauty were restored to the surroundings; light nnd  cheerfulness replaced mystery ana  gloom; and the noble old mansion ere  long lost Its reputution as an abode ol  ���������hobgoblins and evil spirits. The 'mirth  and prattle of childhood's voice again  were heard within Its walls; and no  happier family could have been found  ln all the land than that contained beneath the venerable roof of Rolf!  House. No fairer, wiser or more gra-  cious matron than the wife of Clan do  Rolff ever ruled over a household with  the rod of love. Age never came moro  gently to widowed dame than It did  to Mrs. Bruyn, and no kinder or moro  face, ere the sun should piorce  clouds in yonder smiling heavens  whole    course of    his   lifo would  changed, r  .Thia smile on his face deepened as he  thought of the grout event which was  to happen on the day he [reached Boston. " 1       , |  The steamer   had bean duo on     the ;  day    previous,     but,  owing   to  unaccountable delay, t'lrey would not reach  port until   lute t'ho tallowing week,     i  Ulmont Ulvesford passes Ers twenty-first birthday, watching the blue  waters and the bluer sky. There wore  few young men that could boast of n  more magnificent in'hcrilniico than  tlhat.to which thc young heiir had succeeded. (.  The Ulvesfords were a proud,  haughty race, one oflT tho oldest and  noblest in Boston. '        1    !  Glendon Ulvesford, tihe wealthy own  er of the Ulvesford Silver Jlities," had .  died two years before, and in ithe last  ���������words he uttered he thanked God'a  son had been born to hira, 'to pirolong  the good old name. 1 i  This son had been given them la'to (  in life; and upoirhim thoy had lavished all of their worshipful love; mo  wish from his infancy up had fcvor  been denied him, and this vory overindulgence which never sought to curb  the fire of his iin-petaous, willful l.na-  tuxe, was the deep root from which  sprang till tho keenest sorrows he 'experienced in his after life. Thoso  w*ho knew him best trembled for ��������� bis  future and wondered Jiow it would all  end. '     ���������* I  He was finely proportioned, tall and  broad- shouldered, his features were  marked and fine, th.e white brow, over  which tho dark-brow.n hair waved,was  broad and intellectual, .his. haze! eyes  piercing ond  quick,  and  his  well-cut  and dreamed my dreams, but, Izetta,  you will never know how sweet a  dream it was."  ���������STLet us trust, dear grandfather,  that in* America we may yet retrieve  out fallen fortunew," answered 'the  young girl, .hopefully,.  ."Hush I" cried tho old man, with a  quivering voice; "those were the words  }P������ \ yout mother  spoke   long years  ago.'  - "Poor, dear mother," sighed Izetta,  gazing up at the great sorrowful  stars that glittered irr the blue dome  abover hor, as if in that far-off cloud-  land she could trace ihu fairy young  mother's face that had s'mMod upon.  Iher under the sunny skies of (Italy.  ��������� "If she had only lived, grandfather," slhe said, "our lives would havo  been so different."  "My Natalie died of a broken* heart,"  he murmured, pl,iimiively;."sho married against my will ���������irr vain I warned her; youth is blind and will not, sec.  When our fortune was wasted, and tiro  fever threatened Natalie, you were  bora; in the midst of all .he flcel, none  knew whither ���������'twas said he died. The  shock killed my poor Natalie; we-hrrve  had a hard lot of it ever since, you  and I, little ono. I have tried to' be  "verry kind to you-. Heaven only knows  what a comifort you have boom, to me !  Izetta, child," he said, as if stirred by  a stridden impulse, "sing me the song  Natalie loved so well. I feel a strange  uirorest; perTbnps,  'twill soothe me."  ���������Twas tihe* sweetest melody eve.' altered .by a human voice fell upon tho  startled ear of Ulmont: "Ulvesford, a  voice that thrilled him to tho very-  heart core, ho could not tell why, a.  voice pathetic, low, and wondrous  sweet, .with only the wild dashing of  the .waves for an accompaniment, or  the flapping of some night- bird's  bird's wing of plaintive, quivering  note.  Ere the first vibrations nf (hat  sweet, sad strain had died away, tho  young heir seemed to havo coriiirienc-  etl a new life, and thoso bright aimless years of his past��������� a desert lying far behind him.  The pale moon broke through tho  overhanging clouds, anl Ulmont lean-  lip, unadorned  by mustache,   varying   ed breathlessly forward to gaze upon  ora  man, speaking with  difficulty.  Ulmont bowed assent.  "You have nn honest and noble  face," he said huskily, "one I can  trust."  Again Ulmont bowed over the wan,  thin hand that clung tenaciously to  his.  "We are strangers," continued ths  old man, "but I have tbe (greatest  favor to ask of you that man can  grant to man."  A puzzled look swept over t'linont's  fnve. ne scarcely krrew wlrat answer to make him.  "You aro surely ill. sir*," said he,  gravely. "Allow me to call tbe  ship's  physician   to your   aid."  The other smiled faintly.  "No," hi* whispered, "I -drill soon be  beyond all help. My moments are  preci-Mis. I could irot die with the  thought that presses hard upon ma  unspoken."  Attain Ulmont insist ������������������i*! upon calling  medical assistance, hut the wan hand  tightened its hold upon his own.  "I have n tit range presentiment,"  whispered the old man. "I shall never reach America. A mist rises beforo mo. Should anything befall me  ere we reach the port will you be a  brother to my child. I could not die  and know she was uncared for    and  aloha. Tn this belt about mo yon  Will find one hundred francs. "tVill  you take them for her? .Will you  accept  the  trust?*'  Tbere   was  a   strange   gurgling  in  his  throat,  but  the  fleeting      breath  . still olung to its  mortal tenement.  Ulmont   was   bewildered. What  should he say��������� what should he do?  "Promise me," wailed the old man,  rflwu-ply, in an agony ot entreaty. "Another moment, and my life is spent.  Promise you will protect my child,  evome what may, and you will gain a  dying man's eternal blessing. For the  love of heaven, speak quicklyl"  It was all bo suddeir Ulmont scarcely realized what he did.  How could he refuse to vital a request, with those entroatiag eyes  burning into his very soul? He seemed  as if in a strange dream.  "I promise," he answered, slowly.  "Swear ill',' gasped the dying voice.  "You will protect Izetta, come .what  may." .*....  "I will .protect Izetta, come what  may," repeated Ulmont steadily. "As  I deal by your child, so may Heaven  deal with mel"  "God bless youi I shall hold the  trust a sacred one,'" whispered tho  faint voico.  A smilo of unutterable joy lit up  his wrinkled face.  "Bless youi" he muttered; then he  turned to the young girl clinging  and sobbing her heart out on his  breast,  "fzetta," ho murmured, "Izetta���������"  That beloved name was tho last  word "Victor Iticnzi ever uttered. His  hands relaxed their hold; his head fell  forward on his breast.  Tho steamer plowed heavily through  the dark, seething waters. The pale  moon looked pityingly down from thc  misty clouds upon the white, horrified face of Ulmont Ulvesford, nnd the  fair, young girl, who uttered, in piercing  cries:  "Grandfather I oh. my grandfather,  ���������'speak to me; do not leave me all  alono. Seo, my heart is breaking!"  The bitter cries died away over the  dark, rippling water; the stiffening  fingers and the cold lips gave back  no answering caress, as was -their  wont. It wns nil over. The sands  of the old man's life were run. He  was dead. And the White Gresson  bore steadily on   her   way.      . *  The story is told of a Scotch preacher  who gave his people long, strong .sermon'  and delivered them in a reinarka'bly de  liberate manner. One .Sunday In* askcci  a friend who was visiting hiin to occupy  his pulpit in the morning. "An' were  you satisfied wi' my preai-hingi" asked  his friend, as they walked home from tht  kirk. "Weel," said his host, slowly, "it  was a fair discoorse, Will'm, a fair discoorse; but it pained rne at the lust ta  see the folk looking sue fresh and widt  awake. I mistrust 'twnsitn sae lorrs** nol  ������������������ae sound as it should Ime been."  Count Guardabassi, tin* h.-iritone, wha  ������������������arlier in life achieved no little reputation ns a portrait painter, onee painted  i portrait of I.eo XIII. His HolinoM  <crutinized it carefully. "The lip*������ and  -���������hceks nre too bloodless," lie said. "Yon  must put a lit tie rrrore color into tlrem."'  After his Holiness had departed, Count'  Guardabassi touched the lips and cheek*  with rouge. Thc next day the pictur*  was again inspected by the Pope, who.  expressing himself as highly pleased witb  it, gave the young artist Iris approba-.  tion in writing. After tire portrait had  heen removed from the Vatican thc artist carefully wiped oil tire rouge.  A Canadian university rrrarr wns tour*  ing In Scotland last summer. Orre Sun.  day morning he put his )Ht)e hammer m  Iris pocket (for he is an amateur geologist), .and, strolling out upon the hills,  he began to chip oH such specimens ol  rock as interested him. A native happened along as tire mnn wns thus engaged. The native looked on with a  frown for a moment. Then he said: "Sir,  do ye ken yer breakin' more than atones  there?" "Breakin' the Sahbath, eh?"  said the young Canadian with a laugh,  and, to appease the Sept, he put awajf  the hammer and walked onward a little  way with him. A turn of the road revealed the ruins of a castle. "What cast  tie is that?" said the stranger. The Scot*  frowned. "It's noo' the day," he said,  severely, "to be speirin* sic thing*."  At a certain London chinch the collection used to be made in nicely embroidered bags, but so many old buttons and  stale pieces of chocol.rte being put in, it  tvas decided to try "plates" instead. The  first Sunday trie ii-ti.il number of coppers and three-penny pieces were put in,  but among lir*.*nr a bright yellow shining  piece was observable. Oir ?,Jomlny morning there were- more caller** fiiarr usual  it the vestry, some of "hem with the  same application After a -hoit- interval auot;rer i-.tm. with thc same, "Oh, I  am so sorry, brrt l put a sovereign into  She plate yesterday by mistake. Co-uld,  I lrave it, a*- I really cannot aiford it?"  'What?'* said the vicar; "you arc the  Sfth that has been to see ine this morn-  .ng with the same application, but the,,  .'iiurc'n warden has jirst told me that the  supposed sovereign is onlv a gilded shill*  ���������ng!*'  with every changing feature of momentary emotion, gave by the pecuiliar  bend in which thoy were fastened in  repose, a peourliar tone of scornful  playfulness to every expression of bis  oountenance.  He knew tho elite of tho country  would bo gathered together to b'd him  welcome; he  smiled  when  ho    looked  the face of the  singer.  Bhe .was of scarcely sixteen summers, and tho face" turned toward  him, so wonelrously lovely in its  rich, dusky beauly, thrilled his  heart as tt had nover thrilled before,  a rare, 'brilliant, sparkling, foreign  face, framed in a mass of .jetty curls  that fell upon the crimson cloak     she  down  into  the white, seething.water, wore in unconfinod luxuriance;    eyes  thinking of tho   moment   he     should large, dark and luminous, fringed  bv  clasp pretty  Loraine Lorrimer's little their heavy silken l.rshos.before which  wiito hand in greeting, and watch tbo the stars seemed  pule  in  their   won-  flush sweep across that high-bred faco  clear-cut as a cameo. On tho ulay ho  reached Boston hei wus to claim, tho  peerless yoinn-c* heiress as his bride.  Thoro could bo no question ua to  tbe suitability of tho alliance;      both  drous splendor.    A faco which ripens  only  under sunny foreign  skies.  The shifting moonbeams pierced  tho fleecy clouds, flooding tho dark  shadows whero tbey sat in its silvery  light  were _ jifjyroa I U^y=J;ijni^^  handsome," they wore both vory young,  yet it was much bettor for Ulmont  Ulvesford, thought those who knew  him, that he should marry young, for  Ihey knew thore was a .ipnrk of fickleness in the younig min'.s nature,  .which gave ..promise of grnvn results,  unless they wore tlm'-ly nippod in tho  bud.  He hod been abroad a year,'which  makes quite n diffirrencn in l.ho human heart; nnd of 1,-ilc. doubtful shadows flitted across his mind. ���������  There  could  Im  rro  (-ur-sliorr  of   his'  love for hi*! pretty, golden- haired I.or-  ai**e;   ho    was   'ruo   to  her   in   word,  deed and thought; still  Ire often  wondered   if' '  life of Ulmont Ulvesford when hn  would look back to Hint F.cenu with  almost a cur.so on his lips; rrow hc  only saw its brightness, the rare, exquisite face in its -glorious beauty,  and tho beautiful eyes gazing up into tho haggard face of (ho old man at  her  side   with   wistful   tenderness.  "Did you liko tho sorrg, grandfather?"  sho   risked,  sofrly.  His only answer was a sigh that  died awny in a   fitful moan.  Tho young girl little dreamed the  picture she made, her head, resting on  tho old man's shoulder, hor long curls,  darker than a raven's plumo, lying  against his snowy iierird.  "fzetta," said tho old'man, solemn-  that   one   event fui   moment  .when, influenced Iiy some *>wecp, mys- ' 'ly, turning toward her  with  a   look  tarinus spell, ho had iiripnl.-ively asked ' silio had never seen on his race before,  I/orafno to be his wife, were to be liv-    "I have had such strango fancies, such  ed   over  again    would   ho   have   done    strange  forebodings   to-night.   In   tho  otherwise? wjiisperintgs or the* wind   I   can  hear  He  smSled  ns  ho   drought  how  dir- ��������� Natalie's     voice,   nnd in   those fleecy  fererif.ly (he poets express their drenms    clouds  I can seo a    white hand b'eek-  .   . of love, how it thrillod (Ire heart, aye, 'onirr,g me.      Are    you    there,   Izetta,  indulgent grandmother ever' shared tho j tho very soul, how lire, moments that    child?     I cannot* seo  you."  Joys and sorrows of childhood. As for  old Carl Crum, he always remained attached to, the household, and was always a favorite with old and young���������  especially the latter. And he never  was happier himself, or a greater hero  in the eyes of wondering childhood  than when he gathered a group of little ones around him of an evening and  told anew the never old legends stored  in his memory relating to the mystery  of Rolff House.  THE END.       "*���������"���������'���������'  ENGLISH* SPAVIN LINIMENT  -Eemoves all hard, soft or callaouse-d  lumps and blemishes from horses,  ���������blood spavin, curbs, splints, ringbone, srweeney, stifles, spraias, swe  ���������and swollen throat, coughs, etc. Save  the Inner vault.   On opening the doors  .   .        ..  . ot these receptacles,  they were found  tc3f.ee, and the restoration In deeds of    tilled with bags of co|n, and valuable  (50 by the use of one bottle. Wai*-  fore by the strange visitor, and which I ,,anted the Wmst Wonaerlul Blemish  they found to fit the various locks of ktown  separated a   Inver from the. one beloved seemed tho length of elornity.  Ulmont leaned his handsome head on  hi3 white hands, unzlng thoughtfully  down into (Ire white,- foam- tipped  waves, thinking how strange it was  that ho hnd experienced none of this;  ono. week more nnrl ho should see America and Loraine,- yot tho thought  afforded him not one extravagant  pulse grow. He laughed at the sweet  fancies of the poets. They hnd said:  "A life without lovo is never a perfect one,"   .    "   .  "When he had asked Loraine Lorrim-  er to become his wife ho had fulfilled  the dearest wish of his haughty, lady-  mother's heart. One week more, then  he could claim his bride.  A week. Ahl what might happen in  that timo; volcanoes have swallowed  peaceful villages; wind and tide destroyed great cities; whole nations in  tho  brief Interval  of  a   week     hnve  "Grandfather, oh, grandfather," sho  said, "aro you ill?  Speak to me?"  Sho saw a stran.ge light gathering  In his eyes, and.breaking over his face.  Tbe white lips moved, but no sound  issued from them. Then Ihu roving  eyes saw, the figure of n young man  not far from them, leaning against  the rallin-g,   watching  them   intently.  By a great effort tho old man  raised his hand, and beckoned hirn to  his side.  There was somctliin.g in that pitiful  appeal Ulmont Ulvesford could not  reiiit.  Bong and earnestly those strangely brilliant eyes scanned the m*b!e  jounig face. One hand the old 01 nn  stretched out to him, aud with the  other clasped thc young girl to his  breast. 0  Ulmont took the. outstretched hand  .with   a    firm,   pontlo   pressure.  "You   are   an   American?"   snid   lhe  ]      * CH'AT-TEIJ' ri.  A Question of Honor.  'All through the long night and tbe  day that followed Ulinont pondered  long and earnestly over thu strange  predicament in which he found himself suddenly placed; he felt annoyed  and   perplerxed.  Two days ago he was as free and  untrammcled as the wind that blew;  now, the responsibility of this* youn-g  girl's future was thrust suddenly upon him.  Be. paced the deck to and fro. n.������k-  in.g himself over ami over again what  he should do  with   her.  At first, he had thought of taking  Izetta directly home; then the stern,  haughty face of hrs lady- mother rose  up before him in bitter censure, as  her keen eyes Tell se.irchiiigly, coldly  on the timid, shrinking orphan who  had been thrust so unceremoniously  upon their care: th*.'n he wondered  what Loraine. hrs promised bride,  ���������would think of this  affair.  That   thought   disturbed   hira   above  -alEcti.hp.Ts;^het���������cnJm.=-pr������.'Ud^-f.ie(*=roso=  up    beforo  him  in    wondering disapproval.  That qufte convinced hiin lt  would bo the most imprudent courso  ho  could    possibly   pursue, lekitig  Izetta homo until he had prepared the  way for her.  Ho was certainly vexed about the  Whole matter.  Since the death of her grandfather,  Izetta had turned to him instinctively  for sympathy, a world of unutterable  woo in lho muto, dark eyes, raised to  his face.  Sho was wholly adrift on the world  ���������without rudder or compass.  By some strango. capricious Impulse, when Izetta had timidly asked  him his name, hc had answered by  -riving her his middle name���������Alderio  JRoss.  A flush mantled his clear brow as  his lips framed the name; overindulgence through all his boyhood had  given somewhat of a dash of recklessness to his nature, yet this was  tho first deception he had ever willfully  lent  himself  to.  He" quite regretted it the next moment after he  had  spoken;  He could hardly have tctld why he  did it. Only heaven alone could bav-f  foretold the terrible consequence*!  wihich were to accrue from that ono  heedless act of foliy.  Ulmont thought it best to acquaint  Izetta at once with the pland he had  made in regard to her future.  He knew just where he should find  her, sitting on a coil of rope in a re-  tiole quarter of thu deck; her large  oyos wiih a far away look in theni,  gazing out over the water, her hands  uiusped idly in her lap.  U.mont's vexation and annoyance  pa rtly vanished as he took a scat by  her side.  "Izetta," he said kindly, "I have concluded it will be best to leave you at  thu next port, which we shall reach in  probably an hour or so, while I go on  ���������nlone���������"  Gregarious Reading of Poetry.  Andrew Lang has lately been taking a,  fall out of the Browning and other poet-j  societies, as did Stedruan long ago. Ino  an article on "Poet and Public," in the*  London "Morning Post," the genial1  Scotsman writes:  It may also be noted that many people  who  certainly  read poetry seem  to  feel timid, lonely   and deserted, so that*-  thej- flock together into little mobs for*,  mutual protection, Wordsworth societies,  Browning societies,  reading  societies  ott  ill kinds.    Now, I would as lief fish at,'  Loch  Leven  in  a  fishing  competition���������.,  men in boats shouting to each other andj  breaking the silence round Queen Mary's.,  island prison, whiskey going, every kindj  if gregarious horror���������as read poetry in a.,  ���������oeiety.    It is  in  solitude, "in  a   noobT  svith a book," that poetry is to be tasted."  But we hear of a society for reading 7 '.r  Meredith among the Northumbrian  ers���������one might as v,*ell read IT'-*' :  jocioty.   These studies demand *.   :*���������'..( - *  plication.      A dozen  decent  hois   -   -ct  to dig tli^ meaning out of "In .Memor-  |am" is a^speetaele comic and mournful,*  nnd  one  that would  have  consternated^  the poet.   It takes a dozen men and wo*,*  men to understand him���������and then they/  ion't.  He���������If you loved mc you wouid  marry me  while  I  am  poor.  She���������You do mc injustice. I iove  you too much to have your precious  health, risked by my cooking. Wait  until you can afiord 10 keep servants.  ���������New Yorker.  in  Slinks���������Yes, sir, 1 insist tliat all  water used ior drinking should be boiled at least hall an hour.  Dinks���������Vou ure a physician, I presume ?-.'  =s=S!ii!ks���������^No,-I am-a-coal-dcaler.���������(Hlri���������  ago News.  An Indiana woman who lost her  voice several years ago was struck by  lightning recently, and the shock restored lier speech. '1 hey say she hasn't  stoppc(* -alking yet.  "Her husband must have been glad."  "I s'posc so- JJut all the other men  are roast' 'g him good because he didn't  have any .ginning rods on his house."  ���������Cleveland Plain Dealer.  Singleton���������Hello, Doublcdny ! iYou  twins look so much alike I never can  tell you apart. V. no arc you, yourself  or your brother ?  DoubieH-v���������Neither. I am my  brother's  brother.���������Uoo.ou Transcript-  Tire Husband���������Do you think, my.  dear, that all this so-called cuiture,  these lads, these lectures and ethical  and philosophical movements of yours  really do you any good ?  The Wife���������    calculable good I   Why,  every day I li      1 appreciate more and  more fully what an  insignificant crea- .  ture man is I���������Liie.  They were sitting on the beach.  "Let us make love," he whispered,  "so that wc may have 'Omething by  whicli to remember thc seashore when  we are far away."  "Ah," she said,, softly, "I suppose  you'd call this a souvenir spoon."���������  Philadelphia Record.  "So you met the usual fate," said the  man who sneers. "You wci into Wall  street intendi -*��������� to be ;i bull or a bear  and iind your:       merely a lamb."  "No," was t1 answer, "I'm not <-  lamb. I've been on thc losing side persistently for years. I'm a sheep."���������  Washington Star.  (To be Conttaoed.} IRIHSHH-KS-S^SSK-^-'SSwiHSW^
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TllL-K.-illAY,   IJlKlUJMIlKH   17.   1!K).'!.
(Hy .Sir Charles Tupper.) ,
a very important, issue*   has  been
The Dominion general elections are
������i~sin*"el at tin* present time. When
iliry will hi* held is in tire power of
only one iir.-rn to .-innotirree. At
Ottawa .-ictive pi-opai-.-itions are being
made for an enr-ly appeal tn tire
electorate. The. lists hnve been prepared and poll books and other
' requisites for the polliii'; booths are
being received in hivga qnantitios.
Tire ministers are actively engaged
in sizing rrp tire political situation,
arrd the writs may lie issued at slior-l
rrot ice.
There is no time to be lost. Llierc-
l'or-e. iu preparing for the fitflit.
which from pres-enf, irrdicalions will
le.-'.rk in the defeat nl' the Laurier
���,'oveiiiment. Tlie Chances for- the
.-netess of the Conservative parly
have never- been brighter tlrarr now.
Z-vut only Iras (lie Liberal parly been
weakened by the desertion of some
of its best fighting material, but the
scores of liiokcn pledges, which stand
out prominently ris the ' most noteworthy features of tire past seven
year's of Sir- ."Wilfrid Laurier'.-* ndniin-
isiratiorr. liave disgusted a large
section of the rank and file of the
llefoi in nar-ty. "All of the people'
have decided that they will not be
'���fooled all of the time" and a reaction has set in against the governing
jj.uty. which spells "disaster.*' The
C"rrsei-v;rtive forces should at once
ire; down to hard work.
i*our   and   a  half per   cent   or*
First Mortgage Loan.
If you have money out at two io
run- per cent, write to tiie undersigned who can place your- money so
it will net voir jVirr and  mu.*   half   per
tie-   insurance   on    the   properly wil!
over* tile full amount of loan.
Tile people uf tile .Soin.li .rrc
Irene money than tire   people
section of tire union.       I'riiil   ;
arrd    tiuek    farming pay largi
ll v
because the farmer gets Iii- products
into market six weeks earlier than the
Imiirer of any other section. Rii e
growim.'. sugar- cane growing and tl.e
making of -rigar. cotton growing
l.r-ing to the limners huge retintis.
.mil these ciops are sure. Xo drought.- I
to cause a failure. Wliei-e people ar-.
muking money is the place to loan foi
sine.ind safe return of principal arrr
I give as reference Hon. Walter*
('lark. Chief Justice of .Supreme Omit
for .North Carolina, Raleigh, X. ( :
Mr. Josephus Daniels. Kditor DniTy
News and Observer, the leading dail.*
in North Carolina. Raleiglr: .Mr. .loin
H- Sharp, Treasurer Seaboard Ail
.Line Railway, Portsmouth. Vn.. amt
Mr. E. II. Clement. Editor Dail;
Transcript, Boston. .Mas*. If yoi
want any inforination about tin
South, its lands, water powers. I rest
place to spend winter, etc.. as well ,i-
Ioiining money, write me and I wilt
gladly reply. Address .lohn T,
Patrick, PincbJufl", N. C.
raised .by tire Dominion (T'ovei-riiiient*
which, in nry opinion, involves nothing less than the. severance of Canada
from (treat Britain. I must ask space
in your paper for a   few   observations.
Al.-K "(.ll-lt  HANI'S TIKI.)"?
When tin- discussion on the Alaskan
boundary award took place a month
ago in the lloie-e of Commons, Sir*
Wilfrid Laurier. Ilie Premier of Canada, said : .      ��� *
"I have often regretted also that we
have not, in our own hands the trerrty-
riiaking power which would enable rrs
lo .dispose of oui'own nll'airs. But in
this matter we are dealing with a
position tbat was forced upon ns���we
bave not the treaty-making power. I
am sorry to say tlrat the whole correspondence which we have had upon
t his question since IS!)!) lias not yet.
been, placed before Parliament; I am
sorry not only that we have not the
treat y-nraking power, but. thatTwo ,-n-e
not in such an independent position
that it is irr my power to plaeu before
rarlianrent. tlie whole of checorrespun-
derrce as it. passed between the ..Canadian Government aiid lho British Government. But we shall lnrve tlrirt-
coriespondence. and it will be placed
before Parliament at the next session-
tire whole of it. no matter what protest may conic from, .abroad, we shall
have the whole of it, and then litis
country-may know exactly wha* has
taken place, arrd what share of responsibility must .vest upon each of
tbe parties concerned in this matter.
But we have no such power, our
hands are. tied to a. largo extent owing
to tire fact of our' connection���which
Iras its benefits, but which has also ils
disadvantages���the fact, of our connection with the -Mother Country
niaking us not free agents, and obliging us to deal with questions affecting
ourselves through the instrumentality
of the British Ambassador.'"
1 ireed scarcely say that I read that,
remarkable statement with surprise,
but I hoped it was only ;i temporary
ebullition intended to draw attention
away from the serious diplomatic mistake he had made irr departing from
the pledge he had given to the Parliament-uf Canada, to maintain the position taken by Lord llerschell and himself, when they indignantly rejected
the proposal of the United States
tribunal of three on each side to settle
the Alaskan bouiidarv and without
��� iny provision for raUlic-.iiiori by the
Pal liam.-nt of Canada. This question
ha.- >in?e assumed a grave aspect. A I.
tin- atitiu.'il banquet, of t In- law studems
of I .aval I'uivi-rsil.y orr the ISth instant
ilie lion. Mr. I'refoiitainc. a member
of the Cabinet, in the presence of t he
Prime Minister, made the following
declaration :
] the subjects of Great Britain, coirlel we
I not negotiate with foreign nations
without the presence of an embarrassing third party���a useles-*. presence if
we have the rigiit to lirakeorrr-Ire it ies?
The inner history .of negol inti-'-n
teaches us that the third parties appointed by London have not* been useful allies, arrd that Sir.lohn Macdonald
would voluntarily have dispensed with
the aid of Lord .N'ort.Iicole irr the
Washing-Ion Treaty of 1371. And that
is not the only striking example I hat.
I might mention.'*
The Montreal Star, in reporting this
speech, says:
"Important declarations ou the part
ol* ilon. liaymiiuil Pr-efontaine. .Minister of .Marine and Fisheries, marked
the annual dinner of the Lavul law
students at the Place Viger Hotel last
evening. Reading from rm evidently
carefully prepared document, the Minister put forth the strongest claims for
Ii-eat.y-m.il;ing powers for Canada, lie
based his claims largely orr the declaration of the piesent Duke of
Argyll, who. when leaving Canada in
ISSTI, as .Marquis of Lome, irr his I'are-
well speech referred to Canada .as an
ally and not a subject of Great
I can hardly believe that either- the
Premier-in* Mr-. Pre fori t.-r ine appreciates
tiie gravity of the position they have
taken ill thus proposing to throw oil'
all tli(.- authority of Great Britain in
our dealings with foreign countries,
and, as a matter of course, relieving-
the Mother Country from airy obligation to support Canada in. enforcing
such treaties. What is our present
position?' When Sir Alexander-Gait
was High Commissioner for Caniwla
arid Sir- M ichael i licks-Beach Secretary
of State for the Colonies the latter refused the application of tlie Canadian
Government to have the representative of Canada appointed a Plenipotentiary iu the negotiations of treaties
in which we wore interested, but said
the British .Minister would carry on
the negotiations ins'trrrcted by tire
High Commissioner. When I succeeded Sir Alexander Gait, in IKS.'!, he
told nre how unsatisfactory such air
arrangement was.. | took the question, up with the Colonial Ollice
promptly, with the result that our
views were met to the fullest ex tent.
Shortly afterwards I was appointed
by her .Majesty a joint* plenipotentiary
with the British .Minister at JMadrid
to negotiate a treaty .with Spain, arrd
Ihe instructions fronr Lord Salisbury
to Sir Clare I-'ord were that the
negotiations -'were to be carried on by
me with all the aid he could give.
When I was appointed by the Queen
a plenipotentiary i;r conjunction with
the Karl of DiilVerin to negotiate the
I'Vanco-Canadian Treaty uf lM)'.i. the
instructions given by Lord Rosebery
were similar-.
In '1SS7," when .the press of tin; lini ted
States was ringing with denunciation
of Canada for enforcing the Treaty of
ISIS, t was appointed by the Queen a
jcint plenipotentiary with .Mr. Joseph
Chamberlain arrd Sir- Lionel Saekvillc
West to 'negotiate the Treaty of
Washington of 1SSS, which wa.s signer'
by the plenipotentiaries' of both
countries, . That, treaty was not
ratified by the Senate of the United
States, but file Hindus vivendi their
arranged to regulate the Atlantic
fisheries was warmly approved hy
President Cleveland, and was declared by his successor-. President ;
Harrison, to have removed all friction i
between the United Stares and Canada, i
on that subject. j
Mr. Prefontaine seein-* to lrave for-- j
gotten that Sir- John A. M.icdonaid,
when appointed a joint High Coirmiis-
sioner with the .Marquis of Rip'ui and
Sir Stafford Northcote, succeeded in
obtaining such terms foi- Canada as
.i large ni.i-
Under that:
it,      Halifax
of myself, a.s the representative ol
Cauad.-i, Lord Salisbury sent an
ultimatum through Sir Julian Paunce-
I'ote, saying thai if a Canadian sealer
was seized tlie United States musi be
prepared to take tiie cons.-quenccs.
This was promptly followed by the
recall of the instructions given to the
American cruisers, and Canada was
spared the humiliation she must ot her-
wise have suffered.
TKEATY I'l'WEl* C.'0.\"< 'ITIlKIl.
It will thus be seen that the right to
negotiate commercial tier:ies has
been fully conceded, aiul i do nol believe thai, the fact that Sir Wilfiiil
Laurier has failed so lamentably in all
his diplomatic efforts wiil be considered a sufficient, reason by Unpeople of Canada for practically
assuming a posilion of absolute independence by rejecting: the authority
of tire Crown in all treaties and
divesting ourselves of ,-nry claim to the
support of Great Britain.
ClIAltl.KS TlTI'l'lilt.
Winnipeg, Nov. 2(i, li'll**.
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j i\i-il addi (���������.<���    I i.v    lire    Mouse   nf f.'nm
; mnii>. his Lorilshiji sir if I:      "Vim have
' die |ioivi*i-   to   make   treaties nn yrim
liven      i*e.-*|iniisiliilil,y      with        forcigr..
natioiis. 11 in I your- Mie;li  (.'ominissioiier-
is .-ist-nciati-d ilr   the    net,'..! hi I inns with
the .Ministry of J-'nreijj-rr AITnirs.     ^'011
are not the snlijecls, hut (.he nil inn of a
gvenl. (.-(Kinlry vvhieh   Kiivf   yon hii-tli,
and vvhieh is ready with all her criei*|**y
'.o ('hain|iion your iril.ere.its.       It. is Ihe
rec.ignition   of    this   state   of   alfaii-s
vvhieh f<ives a siniiili(:.-iiir:e lo    the   pre
-entatiiin of this address."
The Minister continued: "Jlns nol
I Ire time conn, when we should ask
oiirselves whether these wards of Lord
Argyll. 'Von have the right Id muke
treaties on j'onr own res|)onsihilily'
���diould not he applied in the full latitude .-ind ninplilude which tliey seem
' lo lienr*"      If we are theallies and not
of Washington of 1*->"7I hy
jority of our Parliament.
treaty   the  arhit.rat ion
awarded  Canada    and    .Vi-vvfoiindland
.S'.'i.r-IK'.llO*) in addition to lie* fvee enti*y
of   our   (ish    into   the  I'nireil  Stales.
Thai, tribunal wa-. eonsl.il.uted   by   an
e(|iial represental ion of hot lr eonrrtr-ie-*. |
with   Count   de   la    Kosse,    the   theni
Belgian    Minister   at    Wnshingtoii, as'
Neil her of these 1 rcalies could h;i ve :
been successfully negotiated without j
the hearty- .support of Oreat firitaiu. i
and they nil ('(1r1l.nine.fl a clause requir- j
ing their- ral ideation by the Purlia- I
rnent of Canada, which wnsi obtained i
in every case,
Ma,ve Sir- Wilfrid l^iur
colleagues, who deinanrl the
of almost the only tie that now unites
us to Ore.-it Britain, forgotten thnt
when our vessels were seized in the
I'ehring Sea by the cruiser's of fin*
L'i 1 iteiI States and confiscated, reparation was deriiiii'ded by Oreat Britain,
and a. properly constituted international tribunal arranged, with the
result, that- the f'irifed States were
compelled to make good the damage
they had inflicted T-- Nor must ithe
forgotten thai, during the delay in
making the ai-i'arigein('nls for* that
tribunal lire Secretary of Stale of the
I'nited Sl.'ries notified Sir Julian
I'aimcefol.e that the American cruisers
had been in.slrirel.ed l.o seize any Canadian sealers found in Ifcluing Si 11.
and thnt upon   the  indignant, protest.
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w-��11l*W74PVj^,T( im _._�� *������*-?  tf  WHY   INDIANS 'PAINT.  -*.��������� Apache I-oiri.ml   Tlrnt  Account,  for a  Str-MiKO Cu.uim (if llio lied Klen.  ��������������� "vVliy do Indians paiiit tlieil  taoes?" I have asked thai question o������  hundreds of rod men, aud iiavfc re-  seived but one answer. Ot all tho  U'ibea that I liavo visited lrut oua hag  legend accounting for the hideous  lecorations that are to be eeeu oa tho  laces of Indians under all ceremonial  jircumstancea.  "I waa siiiiug'a-t a camp fire in a  Tillage ot Jacarilla Apaches one night  listening  to   Lho  stories  aud   legends  Ihat  were  being   told,   when  1   propounded the old question again, hardly  expecting eveu   the  usual  expression of ignorance that hides so many  >f the thoughts of  tho Indians.    To  my surprise, however, I received tho  ���������diswe-r that I least expected.    An old  fellow  who  had  sut all   the  evening  listening    'to    the    stories    without  changing hla -attitude  grunted    anil  straightened up as he heard the question.    Proceeding   with   all   due   solemnity, he told the following legend:  " 'Long ago, when  men were weak  md animals were big and  strong, a  ehlel of  tho  red  men  who  lived  in  these  mountains  went  cut   io  get a  deer, for his people, were hungry. Aftor walking all day he saw a deer and  shot at it, but the arrow was turned  aside and  wounded a mountain  lion,  which was also afler tho deer.   When  ths.lion felt the sting of the arrow ha  lumped  up and    bounded  afler    tho  man,  who ran  for  life.    Ho was almost exhausted, and. when he felt his  strength  giving  way,   he  fell   to   the  ground, calling on the big bear, who,  you know, is the grandfather of nr^n,  to save him.   The big bear heard tho  call and saw that to save the man he  had   to  act  quickly,   so   he  scratched  his foot and sprinkled his blood over  the man.  '"Now, you know, no animal will  eat of the bear or taste of his blood.  So when the lion reached the man ho  ���������melled the blood and turned away,  but as he did so his foot scraped the  face of the man, leaving the marks  of his claws on the bloody face. When.  the man found that he was uninjured  he was so thankful that ho left tiro  blood to dry on his face and never  washed it at all, bur. left it until it  .oeelcd off. "Where the claws of tin}  lion scraped it off there were marks  that turned brown In the sun, and  where the blood stayed on lt .w'tus  liorhter. You know, all men paint  their faces Hint way with blood and  scrape lt off in streaks when thoy  hunt or go to war."���������St. Louis GIobe������  Democrat.  NOTICE.  Ni.tii'o is lioruliy (riven Hint tl.iity days aftn*  ':it(* 1 intend to (iiirily In tile Cliief r*.miiiii***.s:om-t*  .if l.amls unit Works for a special licince to cut  i((*l car.'y avvay liniliei' from tlie following du*  u'1'ilt.-d lauds situated on Adamslake in Lillooet  listrict. 11. (������������������  ('..uinieiicii!*- at a -tost marked -'II. S. .Itilinsun's  ;o.ith cast corner" jilanted on tlie west sliore of  \ tarns lake almnt rvvo miles sontli from the  iioiitll of Adams river, tlience nortli  Kin t-litiitts.  t iciiee west* -nl chains, Uicuee sonth li'.n chains,  lience east Id chains to lhe pu'inl of commence-  il itnt.  Dateil lliis Will day of Oetolier, llti.,1.  II. s. .ioiinson'  XOTICE.  Not'ce is hevel.y j;iveii Ihat tliirty ilaj*t* after  late wc int.-ml to apply to the Chief I'onnili**.*  doll.*!1 of Lands add Works fora special I!.'em-e to  ���������nt an.I earry away timlter from the followin*.  le-.eril.eil lands situated on Adains lake in I.il*  ooel district, II. C.  ('(.nimctii'in*; at a post marked ''llarliot- LiiniLor  :.'o.'s souih east corner" planted on the ive.^t shore  .1* Adams lake ahont one and a half iniles sonth  -ve**t from lhe month i.f ���������spa-pil-ein creek,  .hence north *���������<) eliains. thenee vvest sn chains.  :henee sonth he chains, thenee east KO eliains to  r lie point, of cominencemeiii.  Dared I liis I'.'lliit  XOTICK.  i Notice is herel.y jfiven that thirty days ofterdate  \ l intend lo * apply to the Cliief Commissioner of Lands an.l Works for a special licence  r.*> cut and carry avvay tiinl.er from the folhivvin^  descrilied lands'sitnated on llarhor ei-eek, a tributary nf Adains river, ill Lillo. et distriet. 11. C  Colanieueini: at n post marked "IS. McCleery's  sontli east corner post" planted on the north hank  of llarlior i-rjek alioul eight lniie=:-,:*������ from Adains  river, theuce north SO chains, thence west enchains  tiieuee soutli SO chains, thence easl ten chains t  tlie pointof ci.liuneliccinenl.  Iiated this-Judday of Novcnil-cr, 1'Xtt.  1!. .MeCl.KKItY.  of (Icl.ilier. l|l'**t.  IIAItltdlt l.t'.MISKIt COM I  ANV.  XOTICK.  Notice is herel.y siveutliat thirty days after date  I intend lo apply lo llio Chief Commissioner of  Linds aud Works for a special licence lo ear and  cany away timher from tlie fellowiim descrihed  lands siruate.1 on llarhor lake, in l.illoi.et dUricr,  foiiimcuein*: at a post mnrked -.1. 1". .McCleery's  soulli-vvc.-l corner post." planleil at lhe head of  llarhor lake al.out thirteen luiles up from Adams  river, liienee north sueliaiiis, liienee east **n chains,  Iheuce souih .so chains, (henc.i wesi ted ellai is lo  tlie poinl of eouiiiielieeiuelil.  Hated rhis mh day of Novemlw. l'liKi.  .1. !-. MeCI.KKltV.  NOTICK.  Notice id hereby -riven that lliirty days after  date 1 intend to apply lo the Chief  ('oliiiuissiouer of Lands and Works for a special  licence to cut and cairy away timber from the  followin*. descrilied htn'ds situated on llarlmr  creek, a tributary of Adams rivor, iu Lillooet  districl, IS. C.  Cnniiuuuciuil* at a post-marked *41I. McCleery's  north-west corner posi," planted ou the nortb bank  of Harbor ereek ubout i*i-rlit miles up from Adams  river, thenee south SO cluiiiis, tiieuee east !*;(( .'hains.  tlience north tell eliains, thenee vvest ten chains to  the point of commencement.  Dated this and day of Noveiiib.ii*, lima.  .11. .McCLI'TKItV.  NOTICK.  Public notice islierelty.j*iveu tli.itllie iiiidersvrn*  t intend lo apply under tile provisions of ihe  Tramway Company Incorporation" Act" and  amendm;*. acts.for the incorporation of ii company  witli power lo build, equip and operate a tramway  and to eoiislruet and equip and opcraro telephone  or telegraph lines in connection therewith, between  a point (in llu- north eastarm of Upper Arrow  Lake, ator near the townsite of- Denton and a  aiint on l-'isli Itiver, West Kootenay, 10 miles  northerly fronr the town of l.'auihnrue.  The general route of aaid proponed trainway'aud  telephone or telegraph lilies shall be ((lun** or near  -he easterly shore, of tiie nni-tli oast avui of Upper  Arrow Lake and tlience northerly along Or near  the banks of l-'isb river.  Dated this Kith day of .Inly. 100:1.  A. Johnson, .1. A. Darraj-h, ll. 8. .MeCarter,  Applicants.  XOTICK.  Notice is hereby ;*iven that tliirty days afler  date 1 intend to apply to the Chief  (*'oiiimis*.ioiicr of Lauds niul Works for a special  licence to cut and cany away timlier from the  followin*: described lands situated on tlarbor  creek, a tributarv of Adams river, in Lillooet  dislrict, 11. (.'.  Coninieneiiig at a post marked '-It. MeCleevys  soutii east corner post," plauled on tlie north wide  of Harbor ereek, aboul nine miles up from Adams  river, tlience north .Sll eliains, thence vvest 8(1  chains, tlience soutli i*n chains, theuce east ted  chains to ihe point of comiueuceiuoiit.  Hated this'Jud day of November, 1!K������.  "II. McCl.KKKY..  Ihe Atmosphere of Mar-,.  Prof. Edward S. Holden, of the Lick  Observatory, has made another savage attack upon Astronomer .Percival  Lowell's theory of the canals and gardens of Mars. The Mount Hamilton  observer does not deal with the Flagstaff (Arizona) observations at all, but  liases his new argument entirely upon  the observations of the spectrum of  .Mars by his fellow-stargazsr, Prof.  ������������������Campbell. As a result of this. Prof.  Holden* declares that Mars possesses  only the very thinnest. If any. atmosphere. Prof. Campbell has been unable to detect any difference unrVr  similar conditions between the spec-  Irum of Mars and that of the moon.  Hence, the deduction is inferred that  Mars has ho more atmosphere than  the moon, which has no atmosphere  ���������at all, or, at all events, only an'in-  ���������definitely thin envelope. ,  Solar light is modified by the gases  tof any planetary atmosphere. through  ;whlch it passes., That Mars' eptc-  :trum should be, like the moon's, >im  NOTICK..'  Notice is liereby triven that thirty days after date  we intend to appiy to the Chief Coltnnis.sioni'r of  Landsand Works fora- special lieenee to cut and  carry away timber from tlie .following described  lands situated <iu the east shore of Adam*-* lake in  l.illooel distriet, K.C.  Coiniuenciiifi at a, (lost phiuteil on-the east shove  of Adamslake, about two . miles somliof tbeMo*  .Mich river and marked ."Jlarbor.Luinber Company's north-west corner,'.' thenee ea.st 40 chains,  thence, south Kill eliains, tlience west 40 eliains,  theuce north 100 chains to the point of eoniiueu'ce-  (.iicirt. .���������''."-,.'" -  Dated this rtutli day of September^ 1D0.I.:  llAliliOK I.U.MlSKlt COMPANY.  'l'i i':'-.-.:: .t%.'v.notice:";t'..:jV:.:*'���������.",-.;.*���������-  ���������Notice is hereby civen that thirty days  afte,.  da'" I.intemi to apnly to the Cliief Conlulissione  of Lands ami Works' for a upecinl licence to cut  in.,  cairy away'..timber   front   ute " follovvinir de*  scribed lands situated on Jlarbnr lake, in-Lillonet.  listrict, I!, c.       ..       ',.;.*'-."-"   J-.--*'- .".;���������:-.'  .Comineiieinjr; at it post mnrked -'(."J. McCleery's  .outh-east enrnev post," planted on tlie west side  A' Harbor  lake,  jdiout thirteen  miles up from  v'dams river, thenee Miuvth SO. chains, thenee vvest  j) chains, tlience south So ehaius, tbence east ������0  jhains to the point* of ciiiuiueneeuient. *  ,*��������� pateil this fourth day of Noveiubei*, 100:i.  i'i'i'':'-'' .. OJMeCLHHllY.   :  NOTICE.  .."'Xntife i.i liereby (riven that tliirty days after (late  f intend to ajiply to the Chief commissioner of Lands antl Works for aspecial licence to  cul and carry away timber from the followine;  described lalitts situated on Harbor eveek,n tributary of Adams river, in Lillooet district, 11.0.  (���������('immeneinji at.a.post marked "1*. McCleery's  north-east, corner post,'.' planted ou the north bank  of Harbor creek about* eirrht miles up from Adams  river, rhenee soutli SO chains, theuce west SO  chains, theuce north SO chains, thenee: east ao  eliains to the point of eonnueneeinenl.  Dated this 2nd day r.f November, 100.".  ������ IJ. McCLI'TKItV.  XOTICK. ,-.:..  Notice is hereby jiiven that thirty daysafter  date . I intemi ' to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works fora special  licence tti cut- and earry avvay timber from the  followiiii; described lands situated ou Adams  lake ill Lillooet district, 11. C.  Commeiiciu'r at a-post marked "II. S. .lolinsnu's  sontli east corner," plumed on the West shore of  Adams lake at the month of the Spa-pil-em ereek,  thence north 40 eliains. tlience west 100 chains,  thence south-tl) .chains- tlience east lOd.eliaius to  the.point of commencement.  Hated this iitli. day of Octoliei, liXB. *.:       ���������_  II. **!. .I01IN80N.  WANTED.  GOOD CATRTgENTEKS  .'"Experiencwl Carpenters anil Fvn niei-s*  foi-Mill Work at,Arrowhead. Adilress  XV. J. LUDGATF", A.i'1'owliend.  -;���������;���������- '���������''���������'��������������������������� :���������   ynotice. :,    -    -;.  Notice' is'liereby given that thirty days after date  f intend to apply to the .Chief Commissioner of  Lairds aud Works for aspecial licence lo cut and  .:arry away timber,' from the following described  lands situated (i-i Harbor lake,'in Lillooet district,  II. C.  Cominenciti!** at a post maiked ".I. IVMcCleer.-  noiili-wesc corner post,    planted al the Head or i  -'*"���������"���������*"���������".**-���������  '"--- '"-0 ������'""���������*���������*���������  ���������*������������������--       \'   * ,," ake,   boutU.irieen miles u,, f.on. Adams '  ply the combined solar and lerrestnal  j |T;",",._ t]mKl.'s������utli.sii.chains, ihence uji-.t fen cli;*-"!.-;.  ;spectra certainly lends plausibility to  the assertion of Prof. Holden that* the  atmosphere, the snow melting; , the  Twatery canals and, above all, the  Toxygen-breathing inhabitants of  :Mars.. are mere chimei-as. As Prof.  'Holden insists, It seems probable that  .**an atmosphere one-fourth as exten-  .sive as our.own would certainly have  [been detected, and very probably an  ^atmosphere much less extensive than  'this. The atmosphere, of Mars���������If, Indeed, it hare any: at all���������must be at  least as thin as that of the highest j  :Deaks of the Himalayas." However,  the evidence of these spectroscopic re-  J-sults must not be too fully accepted  until the real --nature'of certain other  notable peculiarities' of Mars���������principally the bright "prominences" or  mountains of Mars. at. the terminator  of the planet���������shall have been definitely dcrtermlfted. t*J  thence north SO cbains', tiieuee..west SO chains to  the poiiil of commencement.   -  '.. Dated thisttli day of November, 1903T  P.  Me'LKKlty.  MEN !!!    GIVE THE   .  Vacuum Developer  Atrial nnd !>c ccimni.*eil that it will pve results  sure :iud lasting. Cure-s weakuc-js and undeveloped iii^aiia, .striL'tiiTG and vaik'ocele. fiend  slai:i[j for buolc sent sealed hi plain envelope.  Tilt:   STUKNVA.'jrEAI/ni AP1IANCK CO.  718 Oinlova Street-, Wu^t, Vancouver, U.O.  MOSCROP  BROS.  Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water  Heating,  Electric Wiring*. &  Bell Works.  Pipes. Valves and Fittings.  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C.  Yankee  .i  Notice   i.s  NOTICK.  hereby yiven   that thirty ilay.suftev  date I intend to apply to lire Chief ('oniuiissionei  of J,uiids and Works .for a'special lieenee to cut  .md carry avvay timlier from the follovvinir described lands situated on llarhoi- lake, in Lillooet  listrict, JJ. C.  Couiineucirii! at a post marked "1). McCleery's  north-west eoi'iier pnst," planted on the west aide  of llarhor lake about-twelve miles up from Adams  river, thence south SO chains, theuce eust SO chains,  tiieuee north So chains, tlience west SO chains to  tiie point of commencement.  Dated this Snl day of November, 1003.  D. MeCLEEEV.  *    Floor CoTerlne Out of Old SUncs.  A new use has been found for old  boo us and shoes. This iu how theyi  are.treated in the process of conversion into a novel kind of house carpet: The shoes are thrown promiscuously into a large tank into which  steam and dissolving compounds are  run, thereby causing old shoes to (aka  a thick liquid form. Certain proportions of tallow, borax and glue aro  ���������then Introduced, and the pulp Is then  run into molds. The molds are shaped after the plan of a regular sand  "mold and may havo the form of flowers, leaves, figures or geometrical designs. The pulp is run into, these  molds, and .the figure hardens la the  cold air. These casts are arranged tn  the proper figure or design, when a  cementing process . begins. The  .cement is a compound made from tha  leather pulp aud glue, and is run. between the flguiffls. The figures soften  a little with the compound, and the  whole hardens together. In the casting of each figure a different colored  'pulp fs used���������red pulp, for rod roses,  White pulp for white flowers, green  for leaves, and so on. Thus elaborate  designs may be carried out. Then  comes the pressing by the use of rollers, and polishing with 'varnish. The  result is a nice-looking floor .covering**,''  the cost of which Is less than straw*  matting, and less than oil-cloth; in'  fact, an economical and durable car-,  pet covering.���������Tho American Upholsterer. -...  -"Tajritery of nn  Old llnr*>nrian.  'An Arab was uskwl by a travollcr  ���������why he had taken a second wife. Ma  replied coolly: "That Is vory slmplo;  When I had only one wife she quarreled with me, and, now that I have two  ���������wives in the house, they quarral With  reach alhot and I get a rem." . **/��������� i r y?  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby "liven that tliirty days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  or J/amls and Works for a* fpeei.-il licence to eut  and carry avvay timber from the following ilesenb-  ***'i*r**u--i- sitiiate(l*(,ii-I!(irboi*_^!ake,-iiuLinooet_dis-:  trict, B. C.  Comiiiencin^ at a.post marked "tl. .McCieorv's  hoitli-cust- corner post," planted on the west side  of Harbor lake abuut thirteen miles up from  Adams river, tbence soutii SO (.���������hains. theuce .west  HI chains, thenee uorth ������0 chains, theuce east t.o  cliuins to the point of commencement.  Dated this 4th day of November, l!Hi:i.  (!. McCI.KF.lir.  XOTICE.  Notice is Irlireby rrtven that thirty days after date  1 intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lnnds (did Works for n speeinl licence to cut and  carry away timber from tlie following described  lauds .situated on Harbor lake, in Lillooet dislrict,  I'.. C. '���������' .-.-',  Commencing! at a post marked "1>. McCleery's  n irtli-east corner post," planleil near the west side  of Harbor lake about twelve miles up from Adains  river, tlience south SO chains, thence vvest Sll  chaius, Iheuce north SO chains, theuce east go  chains to the point of commencement.  Dated this .'pi day of November, lflO.'!.  li. McCLKlTKY.  NOTICE.  Notice is liereby given tliat thirty days after  date I intend ��������� to ��������� apply to the I liief  Commissioner of Lauds anil Works for a special  licence to cut and carry away timber from the  foilowiiiK ".described lauds situated oil Upppr  Adams river in Lillooet district, 11. C.  Commencing at a post marked "A. Anderson's  south soutli "west corner post" planted aliout  fit) yards from the east bank of Upper Adams river,  about 20A miles up from Adams lake,  thenee east too eliains, tlience north tn chains,  thenee west 100 chains, tlience south 40 chains to  the pointof (.���������oiniiienceuient.  Hated this a'thday of (lelober, lOitr.  A. ANrtERSON.  Pine Clad Sand Hills of,  Nortli    Carolina;.    Pine  Blurt.  A Two-Cent Stamp   for  Booklet.  F. C. ALLEN  SECHETAltV  JJOAltl) OK THAI)U.  Ably furnished with the  Choicest the Market  affords.  BEST WIHES, LIQUORS, CICARS  Large, Light bedrooms.  Rates $1 a day.  Monthly Rale.  J. Albert Stone ��������� .Prop  NOTICE.  NrtMiii; in lii'rel.y j������ivtMi that thirty ������t:iys after  ���������ila.U- I fiiti-ml tV ��������� apply to tho t-liiisf  ('tiitiiiitssiitiU'r nf l,uml*' mul Works for ft special  licoiu-c t<> cut un-tl cany uwuy tltnlwr from the foi*  lowing ilttHerll'od h'litis sitiiutetl on I'ppor Atlam.-*  rivor In l*illi������out ilbtrict, II. C.  CoituiR'Ucinf? at a nos-t nmtkod **U. Stoisji' north*  ojimL corner po-t," pliinli**! nttnut. IHty yanls oa>t  froni the t;;tHt hunk of Upper Adam**, river, aVwiui  twenty miles up from Ailatu.s lake, thence ���������p-emth  SOcliatiiH, thenee we.*������t SO ehaius, theuce uorth St������  eli.-JuN, t'tenee oast h0 chains to the point of coin-  m unt'o ment.  Dated this i><]th day of Octoher, 11KW.  ONION HOTEL  FIRST CLASS $2  PER  DAV HOUSE  Choice Brands of Wirree, Liquors  and Cigars.  J. LAUGHT0N, Prop.  First  Street.  NOTICE.  Public notice i.s given that the. 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Really. 1 must  ������ay, dear���������**(, Miss lircretnn seems rr  lei.v impossible young person; if  fou *tv'.M i! be \v:s", BaThura, yoir  would s***nd her riii..ut her  business nl.  ������������i(^!"  -Miss Mostyn snTffed at hor strong  line * ���������; salts for a momont, then  epened hor eyes. ���������    '���������  "When I want your aflvTm, Aunt  Mildred, I will risk for it," slro uli-  terved, curtly.  "Is she going fo cpr-.il all my plans?"  the ibmri-'tit, ruid. then minced awny on  lier high heels to i li.it pari of the  house in which ills.*. I!r-sret.on wns located. I    ���������'  There was no nnivtr to her sharp  tap at tire door, nad turning the,  hajidle uncereinon'.ously, Barbara  walked  in.  ���������Katlinrrne wns lyiTif*' on the, pillows, perlecfly -r gnl and still; her  beautiful hair wu.' tuibouivd nod wns  thrown in Cardoso iux-arisnee. nwny  from ho*-. She. w.-ie (loathly pnle. snve  Tor the d*'ep hlBck miiIci that encirel-  . rd her rinsed eyes.  Jn her nervousness and selfishness,  Paxbara hesitated l.o. approach tho  bed; it swmed -to her as though it was  (he faro* of a dead woman she saw.  Hut whit:* sho was thinking of this,  Ihe long, dark eyelashes were raised,  r*.nd Katharine's eyes met: hers. liar-  barn frowned for n moment. Despite  Iho pall .r, the uu.Tiii.staknble marks of  "uffering. KaUvino's face wrr.s as  ���������uprecmoi-.'- love'y ns ever; nnd  knowing this, iTJarhara's jealous hulled swelled .still more ln her In-cast.  "They ro.ll mo. yon are ill,'* she snid,  <viIhout in.l.Ho l<-usr m-ndul .ling her  Inch, clear voire.. "I hope i: is no-  thiner serious."  All i.-.-ice of ilr"- brief sympathy nnd  kindli-i*-.1*.' 0- I disappeared. Knlli-  a-ino, :*r as .-.ho was, saw that; she  f**lt tlint she would get no pity from  ."lis c*rl or receive any friendly ut-  te.ni ion.  Sho st niggled to raise her head  ���������fro.iii   r ti" pillow. >  ���������'It is nothing* wtuoilriW n. cold," she  ���������mii-mir-vid, a.nd ���������the* hoarseness in her  !on**s h*.f������ tesr.i*mor.y to the truth of  "i- iist assertion. "t��������� f shall be.  b**r*T in n.n hour.-' ..  "I a*i*i suro f hor-" so,"Miss TMosiyn  -i*i=^rr"*l curtly, "."or ther*? is a great  -'on.! to iy>. rione. h***re be^o^e to-morrow. Hon.ty J think. Ta ly Drurn-  -*>ond s'-ouid havo nsc-or-taiiied ihe  ���������nndit'on of your -'"���������nHh-before. en-  ^rpricr you, .but 'Aunt Ellen is always  = i rmi-ciiious." (J :  Kn.tli-.rf.no ilwv: ]-"r "orrafh with  .* -tmctVrtg !ikA n'  .-rgh. ���������:'   '  "I���������T am afraid I do not please.  rnn.'* V'O srtfd. hum-ivy and weakly. "I  ii-'i bo-;er go away." . .  **" "Oh. wo sot; led all that yesterday,"  !*.*. ���������.������������������'*". "*t said, stre-'i'iing her thin lips  i i**o n w-rvbl-^nco. of a smile. She  **-i������ looking about her with sharp,  r-.u-k oyes "to discover nnyihing that,  r-*i;.'!il ir > tn strengthen the suspicion  !-.-.-rt he ri roirie into h^r mind. "If you  -*.n"t po' rrp. you r-'in't, nnd so thero  .*-��������� nn on-i ;o tho mil:or. I need not  :-!' yco how very rnconvpnient this  is. rolling to-day of all days, but I  :':r"=':'>:������ yon would not be ill if you  ***>!!( i hoip it. T v.-UI leave these U*t-  ���������"r.w on tho table for you to answer if  <-."-* cr������n'. rrr an hour's timo, and please  '*���������   rn** k-iow when they are done."  ���������'. nd ivtli that, Barbara walked out  ���������*** th<* r<~am. olosing the (ioor behind  ** (*  -*���������,*'.;!: a   sha rp bang. '.  ,*. s ?!(���������--���������? T*Iostyn entered    the large'  **- -.kfas" room,    sho discovered Lord  '.'' .ay Mioro alono. staoding by one of  i     *,imi*s.      ffis face looked strangely  . --'  n :-n<! pale; the-e was nn air      of  _���������_ ?ry   (..vo,r it  wiiioh had completely  ''���������'.'' le^d \*i. . '  i ?  ..r.-oiod -Barbara wit.Tr  a    smile.  .    '. tT-'i! w"nt on to say that a   most  - -.-".-irriroaT-s   circr:*nistanco  bad   ocenr-  . -i to ci\~ Fh-art his visit, n.nd call him  jc-5*: to town.  "���������rf-ira's  heart  stood still    for   a  ^T**"^-*0*-*",  -������������������' '-U'hit. go away iDeforo my hirth-  ~t-ir. l.o-d Otway? So, no. I cannot  -.i'I-itv it!"  Or-rn**-*.!-!''**-"." oyos were" fixed on the  -^.���������^Irt  t ro"? outsido.  j-i'n*. afrar-i I have no. choico. Miss  ~"t--styr*T f fSaT)y'^"r.utrhr"*^to���������*-hnviv  y-nba*-,': ac work last week. I���������I  -r *sr f*o now.*'  "Rut yon only r.-i**a������ ys'-orday. and  y.-'-n y-.u told tt." you should slay s**v-  '-J dr***-*-.. Has anvthing happ-'ned  ':-"������> ih'-r.T'  R.ir*-*".i   p'.vt   *":"   qnosston     almost  '-���������-jor^rit !���������-.    X-   t-p'-'?> so  had  g-uoss*-d  '������*   tm^���������  sorn-'hini!    had nreu'r*-<l  ���������yfx-ccn   lva*'i*!rfno and him: and   Or-  ojrerdo  nrsi*-"r-od   ]:^r hu--riod'y:  "Vex: *r>mot,bino has h .ppeno-d, JMi.**s  i'itv.-yn.  and   I   Trw-t go."  "Oh. (*"-*.r!" I'^-'iara sat down  rr*.onrnfrr'!r. "Ti-'-re I.v going to bo.  -o'hinr ti'it d'.t--'"r>'1int:**"n������. and 1  rlid hope it. ���������.���������.���������ou'd havo b?*on such a  riio-iisant t������r.������v. V./u goTng away so  -rtirrrodly. and fh"ro, Ls my dear Aiij:s  nrcroton opstafrs ?o dre.idfrrtly ill, I  .57! quite :iiarm������d nbont hor."  Tho shot told. Onnnndo, started,  ��������� nd she saw ono. of his hands clutch  Th" j*"������v*a*. window frasno. whilo, his  fa*-*-"* fad"d into a   greater pallor.  "Miss���������"Miss I'rorotofi i!l?"' Ire said,  "-inking as o[I as his agitation  4%-nuld       let  frTcm. "Is���������  is "  ho  H.-irUu-a walidrt-d liim iirteirtly.  "How he loves hor* I" si,". s.iid l"  hfti-self, with b .r rrrorl il'i**o,ti(.n and  v.-n'MU. "He I llii.Um her (((( angel of  'bc.rnty and jmrily. 1 must. Ucsi rny  Uial. conclusion. He shall not go .i-  wo,y tLU he b.us seen of what clay hia  idol in made. Then, ���������then" ��������� Bar-  Uira piclcod a ro.-m lo pieces with thin,  hard fingers ���������"then ho must learn  to Iutd to me, tor nyrnpathy. Ue is so  simple I tliljik I shall bo :ibl������ to  nrnnage Tiim. Now, if everything  t.rrras as I Jihm plan id, I may yet  hold the trump car.i in my hand,"  nad whilo sin* was thinking this  swiftly to herself, she mis speaking  ia what seemed gontle, womanly accents to Ormonde about Kat harirro.  "Do yon know Lord Otwny, t  hav.! wanted to discuss her with you  ever sinew I knew ymi we.ru coming. I  nm so distressed about her. She is  not hnppy. Oh, no, no I ,sho ia not  happy. She seems lo rne**��������� Barbara  pronoun-.od ooch word distinctly ���������  "aa if .-be had some groat secret on  her mind, Komething she wns afraid  of, herself I wish" ���������'Barbara picked  nnothor roco ���������"I wish that you irr  your capacity as clergyman would  iry  nnd  comfort  hor a   littlo*.       I run  sure. "  iBrrt Orn;an'5e broke in sharply.  "It is impossible," he said, shrinking from so grc.nl n temptation as  seeing mid speaking to Katharine ;i-  gain. "Miss Brereton would resent* m> interfcroace, nnd rightlr,  loo."  "But you, yourself, see thot she is  unhoppy, poor girl. I long to do  something for her. Sho. is so sad,  yot yon think her benuliful, Lord Ot-  wniy, don't you ?"  Ormande passed one hand over his  blue eyes, tlint had lost their joyous  radiance. f  "Yks," ho snid, quioll.v; "she is most  bwiiutiful.      I'por  child"!"  "Ah! how glswl 1 .'run to hear you  soiy that I I wanted to ronse your  interest In her so much, dear Lord  Ot.wnj I" ���������indeed, there was quite a  flush of excitement, on Barbara's-  checks ���������"I want her to make a  friend ot me ���������to confide in rne. Tt  Is strange and sad Hint oine so young  ars she should Ionic as she does,"  Ormande felt, hn scarcely knew  why, unensy. There was much ai>-  paront sympathy ami interest in TMis'S  Mofcuvn's manner, hut somehow it did  not ring true in his e.-i.rs.  He wns loyal lo his darling.  "Tou forget that Miss Brcreton  liias been very ill; hor accident wan  naturally   a 'blow  to her  nerves, arrd  now "  "Her Occident! Oh, did she tell you  about i t ? She is alivnlys so reticent  rwilli J me." Barbara wa.s feverishly  renger to know all he knew. "Row  did   It  happen'?"  Lord Otway looked at her in sui-  priso.  "JMiss Brereton is the lndy whom  I wars -fortunate enough to assist one  n.fternoo-n at Xni thrnin.ster SlntTo.i.  You may remombir, Mi*-s, JMosryn, it  was the day I wont to find your U*.ri-  nis  racket." ;  Barbara bir li"r lip suddenly. B'-  ���������mcmberl��������� nyo, that hhe did, right  .well I i  So It wns Kal liar rne she had i-t  thank all along for hor disappoinr-  ment nnd notrlec! -while she wa.s at  MJarde Tree Tlous**; she who bad come  forward   suddenly  in (he jvrlh that wis to lead to Iho  glories of 'I'hnne C'.-i**ilo: -she who was  the cause of nil th- failure. IC l.'.ir-  Ixara hnd hated Katharine before,  she positively loriherl Irer now; her  cars buzzed with the hot blood lh.it  rushed into hoi hr.i n. She was ror.-  Bcious of onlv one dos.ro ���������to b* revenged; to see Kalh.rr-rrre dragged  down to utter misery nnd destitution  her charms gone, her beauty destroyed ���������nothing of that pure", sweet,  loveliness lefi; ond in that moment  Bhe swore that if morl-il hands could  do this, she would do it. She forced  herself to smile ns ahe answered Lord  Otway. ,  "Indeed I -���������(his is n surpri' *! Miss  Brereton did not meaition it to me.  Oh, then I .need not enlist your sympathies on her account; of course.you  gave them long ago?'"  "You ���������you will not go to-day.  Promise me that you will not. I  want you so badly!" she sank her  voice coaxingly. "I want you to  stay and help me in my a-nxieTy about  ���������Katharine."  Ormnnde hesitated only a moment,  but the blood hnd surged into h*-*!  veins nnd his heart had thrilled st  that name. What would he not hav,*  done for Kat hart lie's sake? Who knew  but that he might be able to give  ~h'e"r"~fio*TOe^.i>mfo*r^  even thnt prior consolation wa.s  joy   to his hopeless,  longing heart.  fTho ltbrar.** was eimpty, so she  thought, as she entered it, and she  Bioo-t for and minute to recover herself.  *'t���������I hope I sh.fl not t*o foolish  nud faint, or do anything wfupid," sho  -said   lo  herself,  unsteadily.  And even as slro thought this, she  put out her nnrtii, and groped blindly  for a chair; slro was conscious ot nothing for nn rust anl but u sort ot  heavy cloud enveloping her, ami  then tho cloud rolled awny, and shu  awoke to find horself held closely in  two strong arms, and a voico murmuring passional������, despairing lovo  words in her ear.  .Sine  lifted her t-'yes slowly,  and let.  lho.ru  rest on  those dear  blue ones as  one  would paw. on      the      exn,uisitu  hoauty of heaven's sky.  Ormiuide recovered himself first.  "You are lreltor, denrtf" he      risked,,  eagerly.      "Toll   im* you  nro   boiler.--  Sho   rested  ngainst   hi.s     heart     for  one  instant   in silence.      She   was gathering strength enough to draw her.-  self away from his hold. v  ���������As ri divining rlris wish, Or-rnaride  moved her gently io a largu armchair, and put her into it as he would  have put a   littlo child. i  Then ho stood with folded arms  gazing down at her, a world of passionate lovo dwe.lli.rtg in his eyes.  ".Wtxy do you look like tha.t?"_ ho  asked in choked, Husky tones. "Katharine��������� tt��������� it breaks my heart!"  "Tihey���������  thray      told me you    were  gone.** '  Ormande's brow contracted.  "You wi'ali mo to go, dear?" he .'asked gently. '    i  She shooK her head feebly, but her  eyes want up to his and he understood their plaintive beauty as well'  as though she had spoken. . I_  "Yes, yes, you are right," he said  agitatedly. "It is better we do not  meet. 1' will go. I will do anything to spare you pain, Katharine."  .   -A 'mist  roso before liar  eyes.  How good, how noble, how generous he was! Surely ho in'an was  ever* like hiira. '    '  Sire put out heir trembling hound toward hiim. '���������    '    (  "I believe you, T believe you," she  whispered. "Would to Heaven you  could do this, but you cantnot. Lord  Otway*, I���������I want to speak to you. I  want to ask you to try a.nd forget  ���������mo. You said last night that was not  possible. r aim glad," she went on  eagerly, a faint tinge of color  creeping into her cheeks, "glad I havo  spoken to you again. It will ben  great relief to rne*. T do not want  to bo the cause of bringing a shadow  on your life. I wamt to know tilmt  you "are brigt&t and happy as T have  always known you. The��������� the future  must hold so much happiness for you,  1 "  "Katharine," he interrupted her,  his voice quivering with amotion,  "Kathnrino., you do care then what  beco.-ues of me, you do care!"       '     i  "Caie!" sho repeated, and uncon-  sciou.ly the whol * strength of her  love r.ing out in ihat ono word. "Care  whnt becomes of you? Oh, Ormnnde!"  With a smothered cry he was on  his knees beside her.  "Kir.tharr.nc*, my darling, my darling!" .     !  lie had hor two small hands ia his,  nnd covered theiu wnb hi.s passionale  kisses. '  "Orvo me one moment of Paradise,"  ho plo.-ided, ns she would have drawn  liRvn out of his hold, her sweet face  quivering    with    omioirou.   "Only  one  from you  lo   be   Ibe   lin i"ier i moment   l-eCoro   I    go aw.iy  lo   be   the   birrnr     .^   ^   ^^   S,K1.|(���������VS   ���������r my 'onoly  life,  Ku' i.i rr no.      Answer  me r ni -,   if  I  ���������if  you   und  be.'n  free,   dear, if    fate  . hnd been  kinder, could you  have giverr mo, you.' love;''  The.ro was a sudden pause between  I them: involuntarily tii/-y had both  . r iten to tlreir feet, th-ir hinds clasp-  od close togetilier; K.rt h-irrn** s head  , was bent, bur. urged by t h *. magnetic  j power of lUs will, ste raised it slowly,  i and fii-air eyes met. A look of joy  ��������� flashed across Ormande's face as he  read the answer written in ihe*m;witb  ; a murmur of tenderness, he stooped  i to pres. His iTps to hors, then sudden-  ��������� iy he chocked hrmself:  ! She Iovod h-i'.-rr -but sho wa.5 not free.  .; With a groan ho bent his Tips to-her  | hands instead, raining kisses on Lhem;  I then ha. straightened himself, and,  I putting his right hand on h-.r beaucl-  ; fui, bowed head, he said quietly and  - solemnly:  : "Heaven hies-*: ind guard you, my  ; darling, now and henceforth!" and  ' then, wit bout another word or look.  ; lie turned and went nway.  i Katharine ciinvg to tho. oaken man-  : fe.l- pio.ee as no. went, then suddenly  ; she iiftovl he.r hands and kissed them  : hurriedly,  pn.s-'ir.ri,-.;������������������.!>-.  "Ormando: Ormande' my he.art  . will break!" sho said to herself, and,  1 flinging h*?r arms out. sho,    feli    fnr-  >fj.**.**t*-4T"���������^-;-���������;(���������'���������p*"- ***f - ~-:l,c. f-h;iir.  fThe lelf.ers Miss TMost.yn hnd lei-  in her co-mporiTon'.s room wore n'i  ready nnd  finirihed before Iiinrh  rini**.  Patty carried them downstairs an.i  m-t   Mbs Mostyn on her wny.  "Toll Mi.*(i Ureretorr I reqoire. her  in the library this .afternoon," sh-*  b-iid, curtly, to the girl, and passed  \n.  Potty looked after her wilh mtio'i  indignation. i  "And never ko much n.s fo nsk ho-e  sho wero. poor rhinn*, and her th:*'*  had I T^ir' I I'd sooner servo, n stor::;  nor TMiss Mostyn; th.-it  I would I"  Katharine roco.ived the. missage Ii  utter silence. By sheer force <������������������'  will sho had dragged herself fronrr  her bed ond struggled Into her  clothes.  Mrs. Parsons, toiling rrp to inquire  how she. wns early in the mornin-r,  had found the girl sitting on the edge  of the bed, -grasping tho. bank of n  chair and holding her head erect.wiih  ^"Oh.en r*rnoth<ng"i'nreofious,'-    Bar- i r*.08*5*?   ???���������*. "nd  M-mprDsaed Jips.    In  andly.       "I     havo  It is only n very  I,  answerod  ju-st craie from ho*r.  rad eold and rheumatism. I know  tou would bo sorry, Lord Otway, you  iiave Fuch a kind hoart, rind are altars so sy-npathotic to people in her  Tositinc of life." She was watching  liim keenly ail tho. time, (hough np-  ;������r������nt!y she was occupied in culling  *������r hcrsotf a small bouquet of roses  Tr-cm tho branches of the. creeper that  ���������aodded  in at the windows. ,  Ormande safd no, hing. For the lifo  ������f him he_ could net apeak._  ''"Tf .-.an*iot~love "you; I cannot ��������� I  ������m not free 1"  i*ut though hop.; was dead, his love  lired  .itr<ins?er   thin  ever.  He i-ir-go* his own suffering l.o re-  to*'.mui: be*rs.. The look of agony  ta her dear, sweet face as he. beheld  It In������i n'gbt rusli*<l to his mind once  more      if ~-if oa)-.  ho tnJght  be al-  j the   twinkling of  n   socomd   I' *.   good  j hou.sc.ke.o.per   hid   taken   matt, rs  inlo  I he.r  own  hands. .  |     She   hnd  Rent   Patty   flying  for   he*1:  j water  and m"  ' 'rd, into a. Inrn-e.  tub  I of which she plunged  fCnlharin.  s t.w������  j little,    foot;     t hen   twin-tin-**   rrp       the  masses   of   dark   hair,   sho   applied   :i  small   mustard   plaster   at   the     back  of   the neck.  Katharine slept for two hour-;  then, tlxiue she. was as weak ns a  kitten;  who   "sist.ed  on   getting   rrp.  ''The. pain is gone ��������� qirite, quite.  gone," she nssurod Mrs. Parsons, who  was 'much dissatisfied af. ">is ind--  pendenl spirit on the pari <������f her  XKitient. And iso, by dint of coiir-  ngn nnd del -minat.ioii, Kat ha rim  innnaged to .,it nt tin* table arrd dir(-  patch tbe   lotte.rs.  Sho felt vo.ry weak afterward, but  nothing should prevent hor goTr.,%'  down us Barbara had desired.  her stender form shaken with sobs.  tlow :nng she lay th'-.re Kalharine  nevor know; sho \v:,m insoirsibie to everything out ho,r grief. she did net-  know mat directly Lord Otway had  gone, mo window had been pushed  oj-on qur'(tly, and a man h. I c^im**  into tho room '-nm the- lerr.*i.ce oui.  side��������� rhat tHi.s man was close b"*ii>'~  hor. regarding her with n sneer and  a. look of trnilni-.'ianr delight on his  dark. Ii.inds"***-!-*- f-ce. .-'he kn"* nn.  tiring, cared for nothing, but this hitter now sorrow, and wouid have lain  thoro prostrate, frifii weeping and  weakness still longer, if -.he man had  not gone forward arid touohed her  ge.ntly on t.tio shoulder.  As sho. started up and turned round  slowly, he spoke.  "A very prorty scene, on my Mfo;  hut 3Ca.rwi.ly so pleasant for a. husband as one ringta supposo.! Come,  Mrs. Gordon Smythe; I sm waiting  for a welcomo,.- A'wife should show-  some litrlo signs of delight when she  meets her him'hand, afler snch a !ong  absence ns ours has boon. What havo  you lo say to mo, eh?"  CHA.PTCR K.IX.  Katharlno.'s very heart- beat se.eim-  cd to slop. A sudden, a .lorrihle.  feeling of fear came upon her. Shi!  clung to the arms of th inir with  hor poor, weak hands, aii.i gazed up  into Gordon Smythe's dark face as  the caged animal gnzes at the serpent,  that will preso-nlly devour it. Was lt  some hideous dream? Was it really  she who crouched there on thc floor  and felt tihat heavy hand on he.r  shoirlderf She hnd passed through  suc.lr a succession of terrible mental crises that sbe was scarcely mistress of ho.rse.lf. Hut her pule., lear-  iil.nined face, tier dazed eyes, did not  touch Gordon's pity. fl������ had nn old  jcore to sot.Ua wtl.ii the girl, and ho  .lid not intend to be l.ltwtirrted in his  intention io Iro. even with her; his passionate anger and Jealousy wero rous  ed fit tne scene he had just witnessed.  It maddened him lo remember with  what detestation Katharine had always regarded him; how utterly indifferent she had been to his personr.;  attractions; how little pains shu had  taken to let mien seo in what contempt she held him! And ihen to recall the pn.rliug with Orrnando, and  to know that another man possessed  the love, the loyalty, he considered  shield bo hi-s own. katharlno.'s beauty, as she had lifted hur eyes, laden  wiih their message of love, to answer  that sage question uf Orrnaride's, had  infuriated Gordon beyond description. He registered a "vow then that  he would humtilo her; he would have  her at his feet; that she should give  the sweetness of hur beauty and love  to him, her huf-tbnnd. Now, more  than ever, he detormincd to punish  her, and, with the fear of discovery  and detection gone, Gordon saw the  path opening to this occupation, more  particularly since Ire Irad discovered  that Katharine loved und was loved  in return. ���������    C  "Cmmo," he. said again, suavely,  pressing .his hotd still closer on hor  shoulder, "come, have you no words  of welcomo for me, oh?"  ���������His voico recalled her to herself.  With a gestu.ro full of loathing,  she pushed herself onto her feet and  staggered  baok from him.  "Do��������� do not touch me 1" sho  gasped, with a shudder that made her  tremble   from   head   to  foot.   "JDo  ���������  do not touch "  Her   voice  died  away   inaudtbly.  Gordon   laughed softly, but his eyes  flashed at her   like a flame of angry  lightning.  "You are not generally so particular, are you?" he asked with a  sneer, as he sat across a chair and  folded his arms on the oaken back.  "I fancy ���������I may bo mistaken, of  course 1��������� but X tanoy I saw that gentleman, whoever he may bB, indulging in some very strong,protestations  of nffectioa to you just now 1"  Katharine was leaning against the  tall mantelpiece, quivering in every  limb. The old pain had come back  into her head, her temples were  throbbing, and she felt very ill. Dimly sho comprehended Ihat the small  peace she had hitherto been allowed  was at an end .  He smiled to himself with great  satisfaction as he tioticed her drawn,  despairing face.  "Most husbands, ot course, would  object," he wont on in a careless  innnner; "but: I nm not so strict. By  all menus enjoy yourself whein you  nro alone; whe.ii 1 nni.with you that  is a different matter. Such embraces  as you have io spare I".naturally expect will belong to ure. I do not care  to share my wife with any onet"hot.  even wiih the heir to im earldom."  Gordon drew out a dainty, jeweled  case, nnd having nbstrnoted a cigarette, closed the lid with a click and  put  it  in his pocket.  "You do not object, I suppose?" lv  asked, coolly, nnd then he readied  over lo the kiblo for a maU-h und lit  tho cigarette "I am afraid," he snid  with u hnoor lingering round his li]-s  ���������"I am afraid that I must have, g.vcn  you a great start just now. You  did not tb.nk io s������e me here, did  you?" He blew n. liny cloud of .smoke  into the air. "Had you done so, no  doubt tho very entertaining scene 1  witnessed just now would have been  avoided or postponed. I really regret  that our relations with each olher  htLVe cot been of a na'ture to admit  of a correspondence, as then jou  would have learned ihat I wns a  f r iend of your employer, ond was  nbaut to run down to this very  charming old houie to participate in  what .s.'cms likely to be a really  pleasant  fete."  He put the cigarette between his  teeth ag.un ami .smoked it in -silence,  watching the- girl between hi.s halt-  closed eyes, and thoroughly enjoying  the agony she Was enduring.  "iAs I have just said, a letter  would have prepared you for my coming. We really must not fail to communicate with each:other in the  future, when circumstances may bap-  pen to separate us for awhile." He  broke off some of the cigarette ash  into a little Dresden plate, that  stood at his elbow. "We really must  do this," he repeated, and then all of  a sudden he was on his legs, had  dashed his cigarette into the fire  grate, and had firm hold of Katharine's two wrists.  "Where are you going?" he demanded, his ugly passion creeping  from   beneath   the   veil   of  suavity.  Fenr, pride, loathing, horror, all  combined to give Kathnrino. strength.  She looked him st.rnj.ght in lire eyes  with her large orbs full of contempt  and   disgust.  "Let me. go I" she said in low,  distinct -to nes. ^Let mo. pass ���������  mur  derer I"  Gordon    laughed shortly and   tight-  enetl  his grip on  her  wrists.  "Oh,   dear,   no!   I   am   nor   going   to  deprive iny wif of 'he pleA.siire of your  er/mjwny   ji*.H'-   >'**!.    I    have,   rciily    a.  great,   den!   to nay   in you,   ray   wife!"  Kntlnrine   t-.h.vt rod,   and   her   heart  'sank    like  howl   :n   her  breast.  J      "Tiiki*   circl"'   i;ti<*    murmured,        as  well as he.r pallid    |;px  would   b-r   her.  i "Take care! Ijo re->   try  mo too much!  i It   you   have   f..r**.'<n.ten   our   cornpicl,  ��������� I  have  not.       Leave  m������   free, or���������  or  j I   Wili "  "iV'ial ("   he   bcrko   in   very   (-lowly,  j "You will d<> whai 1 Review your pos-  ; i'.Ton.   my   dear  girl, and ' you'will see  I 'hot   there  is  p*>sTlively   nothing   you  I con do.      Our cornryml, you Kay!  Well,  'what of   it if I pr'.riiSed   to  leave you  * unmolested.   Yes,   1   reuiemb-.-r   saying  something  of  the  sort,   but   it.   re.-tlly  makes no different*- rn,w what I snid."  I     "You   ���������you swore an   oath"  ���������   the  poor girl's courage, wa*-- deserting her  ���������"on   oatbl"   The.   words   died    awny  in  n   broken  sob.  and   ber   head   ".ink  'forward on  her breast.  I     "Ah I  no  doubt.   I  hove,  done   many  I foolish   things   in   rny   lime;   but.       of  ' course,   ns   yon can   sr-e   for   yourself,  it,  I  hnd sworn   fifty <*/i t hs  il  ran  affect nothing now.      Fact.'* a re. uriple.-i-  sonl   things,   but  il:  is always  best   lo  look   them   in   the   face; and   the.  frip.l-**  in  our  ease. are.   r hose   ���������thnt   you,  of  your  own   free  will   ���������mark   Unit I    of  your own free will  ���������br-enrne, my lawful  wife, nnd gave, me  full and    legal  power     of     controlling       your      lifo.  Whether I swore one nnth or twenty  has  nothing   l.o  do   with   if.   You   nro  my   wife;   you   married   mo   of     your  own   will, nnd   by   no ono  else's,     nnd  no,   rny   dear   Keltic"   ���������with   another  laugh   ���������"the   bo������t   thing   you   enn   do  i������  to  reconcile  yours ' *"   to   far.Is,  and  rnoke. up your-  mind   > o be an good  a  wife as you   po.������..sTb]y  enn   be.       I   will  not   be very  exact ing, only "  Katharine,   interrupted hun; with a  strength born of despair she wrenched herself free from his hold.  ".Never I never I never I" she cried,  her voice husky with agitation. "I  would sooner dio than ���������than this  should be. I will speak out; I will  tell  the truth; I will expose you; I���������  I "  "Yes," Gordon drawled, moving a  step nearer. "Yes. You will tell the  truth. What truth ?" He paused a moment. "What truth will you tell to  the   whole   world?"  "What truth?" Katharine stood  gazing at him with distTaught eyes ;  she was rlvored, stunned by his words.  "You   ���������you   ask   me   t lint ?"  "Undoubicdly I"   Gordon  assumed  n  puzzled   air.    " "Undoubtedly     I      do.  ftilr- I nrwuro you,  my dear  girl,  I am  n't a    loss  to understand  y������ur   words;  nt    least,   I  can not  see   what   unpli-a-  nnt   truth   you   can   have  to  explain,  unless   ���������unless"���������   ho   camo   a     step  nearer  to  hor,  fixing  hor  with      his  coal   black eyes,  und  magnetizing  her  beneath their power as a snnko magnetizes   its     victim   ���������"unless"   ���������   lie  pronounced each word very slowly ���������  "it   bo   to   proclaim   to   tho   world   *r  story   thnt will not   redound  to   your  own  credit or  reputation.    I suppjse  you   hove got   thnt  old  madn������ss      ia  your brain again ���������that wild, improbable story   that   you   married   mo   because   you   wished   to   save   my     life,  having seen me commit a  murder at  soimR    vague and   mysterious      time.  Really, my dear Katharine, I had hoped that this   lunac.y  would have been  cured.       Of   course,   great   allowance  is given  to a  woman when she  is in  the   state   of   mental   distress       that  you  wore  in  when  you  became      ray  wife;  but   thore   irs n.  limit   to  everything,  and   whon    it  cotraea.  to    your  declaring you must tell the truth" ���������  his  eyes  searching  hers  still      more  fiercely   ���������"why,   then,   my   girl,  it  is  lime   that   I,   too,   turned   and   ; sn:d  i.lria.t  I would give mj   version of  the  matter,   which   its,   after   all,   a    very  one  for any  girl   to own.  Shall  I  tell  it  to you  now? Listen !" ���������nearer and  nearer he went  toward  her ���������"if  tin-  world  asks  mo  why   you  became  rny  wife, I shall answer  this ���������that I did  it to innke an honest woman   of you ;  that   you   had    loved   me   not   wisely  but   too   well,   and   that   in   order   lo  save your reputation I sacrificed myself most generously, and  gavs    you  my   name.      You   understand       that,  Kottie;  it is quite clear  to you,  isn't  it?   You see  now   Hint  nny   story     of  yours   I   shall     immediately     declare,  to be tin  halluc.ination  of your bruin,  brought on by the. mental trouble you  had suffered.    I don't wnnit amy  mistake,   my   dear   girl.    I   want   you    to  sen   and   understand   clearly    that    if  ony  truth-is  told, it  is  you and  not  me who  will suffer  tho most I"  .He clenched hor wrists again as hu  finished; and, uttering n broken cry  of horror and 'despair-mingled,; the.  unhappy girl sank nerveless, prostrate at 'his feet, uttei ly crushed bo-  nea.th the fiendish cruelly and wickedness of those wicked words.  "jr I could die! If T could dr'c now'"  she thought wildly lo herself. Sho wns  alive to Uie full horror of tho moment. Weak, sick, faint as she was,  no merciful swoon or oblivion canre  to her rescue; no dark cloud crept  over her bra/in and wrapped her for  a time iTn unconsciousness, tier limbs  liad given way; the powor to stand  up proudly and defy thr's villain was  taken frotm her; but the weakness did  not touch iher tiraii-n. She was sensrb'e  ���������keenly, awfully sensible��������� to lire  terrible position In which she wns  placed; and even 3n lliis moment she  was not so I fish in her sorrow, for hot  generous woima-n's heart found t'liiv*  to boat sadly as she thought of ihe  wasted love poor Lucy Ssnytho had  poured out on this man, and the  shock that any por-dion of the truth  would be to the weak, doting (mother.  "It rs as well wc slnould understand  our positions at once, isn't it?" Ire  said, with, a ring ot tritr/mphant pleasure Cn his voice.. "We shall have no  (more nonsense fn future, no more  threats about telling' the truth, fur  we tnow Wifiat we have got to expect, don't we? And I think it  would be advisable if you wore to gut  up from than very unnecessary anl  uncosufortaible position; it might  give rise to ujnpleasan.t remarks if a  servant wore to come in. Allow me  to assist you to a   cjliair."  He drew the girl to hor feet as he  spoke, and would have supported her  to a seat, but Katharine recoiled  from him, and staggered inito the brg  arm- chair without his aid.  His brow darkened, then cheared.  "Never mind; J can wait. I have  won so far��������� r he. rest, must follow," l.e  muttered  betweon .his teeth.  And Katharine, in  that  pause,   was  thinking wildly, desperately.  "Let me he calm.      I   must temporize,   then  I   siust    get:  awny  ��������� any-  =-w!u*rc,���������tOj^at h ���������v-i.ihmnst.-e ndfl Jo f the.  her. "Don't you like the plan? Oh,  ivc.ll, We must givu n a trial, auu  Ihen if you can suggest anything  better, why, of course, f will  bu quriu  ready to A'o, no, rny dear wiio, sit  down;'- for, with an iiiarticulute murmur Ral liaiine had sprung lo iror  feet again. "Sir down, I have not  half finished, und you treed not be  alarmed that Mis.*. Mnslyn will ro-  quiro you; she has very kindly given  us tho use of the library for ilns afternoon. I (hire say she imagine*-,  naturally, Mrat n husband nnd wiio  hiivo a   good deal  to say to one      rui-  ollrer, and so she "  "You��������� you hrivu told ' Katharine could gel no farther; words tarred  her, ruid, li,-riding forward, she burred  her ashen fnco in her  hands.  Gordon runiled again ns he blmv allot hor cloud of smoke frum bet ween  his lips.  "1 told her," ho said softly, "that it  was With .great joy I hnd roceived  and accepted *Uio kind invitation she  telegraphed to mo yesterday afternoon, as I was most desirous of making my peace with the dearest arrd  loveliest little wife in tiro world��������� a  wifo who was at that rruune.iiI undor  hor roof, and acting ns hor companion, t thin*k Miss Mostyn a. very  syiinpaitluMne woman; very sympathetic, indeed!" Gordon finished drily.  Katharine was weeping bitterly.  "Come," Jio said softly. "Conic, you  havo shed quite enough tears for today. I don't want yomr eyes to' be  spoiled entirely��������� Uiey are much  too beautiful. Come!" he put his  haind suddenly on her shoulder. "Do  you hear me, Katharine?"  Tillie bitterness of hor despair woke  her proud anger.  "Leave nae!" site cried wildly, darting from Uie chair and his touch.  "LeaTe meT I���������I oan bear no morn.  If you come near mo again, I will  kill myself; I   swear it!"  For one instant she reared her tail,  graceful form witli a superb gesture.  "I loathe you, I hale you, Gordon  Smyt' -*>!'��������� she said in fierce . concentrate., accents, '���������and though f sacrificed myself once, I will not agnrn.  Go! Go, before I rouse the entire  household, and tell thnru what a coward  and  villain you are.   Go,  I  say,  or '���������       Her voice broke; ns quickly  as it had como, her strength left her.  .'The clutched wildly, alt a chair, at.  nnytlntng for support, Ir-iM- form swaying to and fro uncertajnly. A low,  broken groan came/from her wfu'to  lips as she felt herself caught iTn Gordon's strong, hateful arms, nnd  clasped closo r.o Ins black, murderous  heart; and t.hen the tension of the  brain relaxed, the horror faded into  the background; umstily and vaguely,  nature gnvo forth her. aid at last, und  Katharine knew no  more.  "You loathe une, you hate rne, do  you?" Gordon muttered, gazing  down at t'he still, whilo, lovely face.  "Loathe mo, Ji.itc me though you may,  I am yotrr innsio*-. Kal/hurrne, and  you. know it at Insl!" -  Uend.rng nis lips, h." poured pnssron-  mte kisses on lio.r unconscious free,nnrl  lltf>n, purling hor dowir on thc  cushioned clinir, stood guard ovor her  till she should .recover, lill the poor,  weary, drenrc- broken spirit struggled  back to liTe again��������� a life ithat was  worse  to her than death  itself!  world!���������  to escape from him."  Poor girl! Sbe had. her women's  wit3 to aid her, but she wns n'o match  for siic.li a nalirre as Gordon  Smj-yio's. Sho* little knew Ihat her  silence n.-nd calmness wore translated  as rightly as t hough sho had snokorr  out  her thoughts. i  Gordon sariHcd complacently as hu  watched  her.  "She thinks to deceive mo!'* ho mul-  lored to .hiimsolf. "Poor fool! '* :i  escape will not be so easy, as she lv. II  find! By .love! I never hnrgai-.'.-.l  for a ynlous woman as un ally, r*,nr  for a lover to piny into my Im ml i.  Katharine is the. surf of berrr.r wh"  wil) tear otrjr. .her very heart for the  man  she   loves.      Curse Inlm!'*  Flo look oul nnot hor cigarette nn.l  lit it quietly, than rarne nearer to  the girl and sat  down.  "Now wo aro going to be sensible,  aren't wo.? Commend me lo you  Knlllo, for n. clover woimnn. You were  simply wasted in Lorlslomc, a second-  iat*>, dirtiy, provirrci.it town."  Katharine slrnddo.rcd. Ho could  evon dare, to speak of Ledstone Chtis  ��������� ledstone, (dio pln.ee where '*  Gordon took no notico, of tille shudder, '  "You require bright scenes, bltro  okiei*. arrd cheerful society, and you  shall havo it. I hn vo, of ten hen rd  you dom-ant to rny mother on .tlio  charm and bonuly of continental fife,  my girl, and a thoroughly jolly ono  y������u flrnll find it. I can answer for  thnt!"  Knthnrino wns Irennbling rn every  limb. Words of loathing, hatred,  pride roso to he.r lips, but she* forced  them back; she must be aitont, she  told herself feven'shiy. id wati.  Somo dinrrce of escape must he found  ���������it should be found, oven if it. cost  hor her life.  Gordon smiled to himself and smoked on slowly.  "Vou are very silent. Kat tic," ho  observed,    turning  hrs  lurid  eyes   on  CHAPTER XX.  Gordon Sruyt'lie had u very distinct  plan for the future sketched in h s  imind as he sat ga/ing nt Katharine's  mute, wJilte face. He had been making up Ins mfiwl over since thnl journey to Rroxley, and (ho. discovery ho  ���������made, there, that he should brfng  Katharine to her se.ni.es, not only for  ihe sake of satisfying Iris reveng.*,  ���������but as a means of procuring for himself a   life lull of luxury and i'dlenoss.  -Tihe gul's beauty was his only  capital, but Gordon knew his world.  Kaillmnine's face wns a possession io  conjure with. He had resolved to  leave London; fn point of fact, London was getting-just a trifle too hot  to hold him, and he had noti spent so  pleasant a ulm������ there since Craven  Adair's disappearance that ho should  care to ma Ice lit .his perpetual horn-.-;  added tb Wiiiich the occupation Which  his amtritious heart had determined  oh following was not one calculated  to flourish tn England, or under Knglish legislation. The continent held  forth, much brighter prospects to  him, with 'Katharine ns his decoy; m  plain words, Jr-a saw no reason why  lie should not I arm his long experience in garrriibling to a most excellent  account. At any rate, lie meant * to  try, regardless of any obstacle, lho  girl might put in his path, nnd heedless of Ills mother's failing health,  from the constant worry and caro he  ���������]iad caused her.  All this ho planned and arranged  during tjlie past week or so, and it  really seemed to him a   stroke ol   tho  ���������niosj^j^k0toril.i*''try_juck whan he  received a telegram from Barbara���������  (Mosty-n, begging Iiin lo overlook the  briefness of t-lic invitation, and to  give Her the pleasure ol" his company  at Rrexloy Hall without further: delay. .  Gordon had lieeii a little atmnzod at  this invitation, but irr the very first  moment ol his meeting with liarbara  ho had fathomed Ihe mystery, nnd  had discovered that jealousy nnd hut-  red of Kathnrino were, nt the bottom  of it all. Altirouglr he had told  Katharine he had spoken of lb dr  marriage to Mian Mostyn, he hud  only deceived .her; .he never did anything hastily, and ho wanted to see.  how the land lay wilh Barbara before ho confided too much im her. He  ���������Irad lied to Kritlinriine on this point,  because ho wished to impress upon  Ji������r that thero wns no escaping h ai,  and as wo .have seen, he succeeded  everr   beyond. Itis   Irojms.  "Now let tne see. ,liow I must, continue," lie thought to hranself, rising  to pace to and fro, and making no  effort to restore Katharine to consciousness. "I want no scenes  with that parson chap; he might give  une some trouble. I must get her  (more completely into my power. If  I boldly slate that she is my wife.that  will not do. She has a tongue, rn  hor head and would speak, and though  I have inanaged to silence her effectually, Ivor words might have an ugly  significance o otilrers; very ugly, taking into consideration tilie fact that  Adair lias disappeared. Lot me think.  Tlrat Mostyn girl is as eager to do  Jnor harm as I am to get her completely under my thumb. She would  help me tn anything, but that fellow  Otway may give me some trouble-  Surely 1 turn not going to be beaten  when I  have got so far as this."  His brows contracted, and he bit his  lip savagely, but all of a sudden, his  face cleared. !  "I have it!" he muttered to himself;  "of course! tha very thingl    What    a  fool I was not to tliii.nk of it before!  The sweet -Barbara will perform ber  Khare most ai. rably, while Katharine"��������� he muvci a step nearer ���������  "Katharine will do anything In the  world to snve tjiat man from trouble.  ���������Sim will sicrifice health, ho. r, eve:n  lifo irsolt for her lovo. 1 kiiowi hor  ��������� 1  know -Her w* 11!"  His eyes fuai> nod tihenusulves savagely oa lier wan, lovely face, and a  mad sort of-feeling surged up ui his  h-uiirt, ns hu i.-nlizcd ihal wilh ull his  brutality, nis strength, his wrcJted  power, aie could never be master of  the girl's soul; ho could ne* ������������������( be (uny-  tliing nut ihateful mul >h aded in  lier eyes.  He turned away with a short, uncomfortable laugh; coiiscie nco will  assert itsotf sometimes, (ind brief-  livod though it was, u wuvo of self-  disgust passed through Gordon  Smyt tie's breast ns thoso Ihuughla  emme. But tib.it reeling soon passed,  and old, evil ..tea sprung up in its  place.  "Yes," he safd, ovor and over again  to hninaelt. "Yes, tih.-u will do; nothing could bo belter. I lancy  Miss Mostyn will come lo my nad. ������  must * K 'Uliat, however, for there r.s  no time to lose; she is coming ;lo herself. I must strike wihile* the iron re  hot, and ithern get at tha geutlo. Barbara afterward."  KatlULrane's lips had parted, and a  sigh bad come from between I hum.  Gordon iuid thrown himself into his  old attitude on a chair, and, with his*  arms folded, was carefully surveying Jier .with a smile. Consciousness  did not come entirely at first, but, as  tire faint mess wore off, the dazed look  vanuflied out of her  lovely orbs.  A small stand of liquors and spirits  vras on .trlre table, und Gordon, rising,,  poured out a   little dose of brandy.  "Drink tiliisl" he commande-d  albmptly.      "'No, don't refuse. You  will require all your strengtih, 1   can  tell you .'��������� .     ' i  In fn her undeniable illness was-  alaruning* and provoking to him. 'A  sick wife was not exact ly what he  wanted. Weakened beyond all description, Katharine found herself^  obeying JM"im. She swallowed the  spirit, and die left her in ponce! for a  [moment or two, .tlieu, drawing up his*  chair closo to hie-r side, ho bent, forward coinfiddil'tinlly.  "I am glad >vo aro begiiruning to understand each other so well, Kattie,"  he said, iu that semi- affectionate;  familiar tone which made her proud  blood boil; "it is so muoh Ireitler to*  begin as .we mean to go on, isn't il?"'  Gordon sirniled to lirmsolf; he understood her face thoroughly.  "Of courso you have determined to  'be a sensible gnri,. and do everything  as I iw.is'h, 'Kattie; haven't you?''  She shivered, u*nd nliing to the rinm  of the chair for protection, as it  .wero. -...*��������� c ������������������'..!  ",l will jrovo,r link my  life to, yours!  I will die first!" slm* ntuil tered,hoarsely and qufckly.  I    Gordon   tauighed   outright.  "A most praiseworthy declaration!  Die! Oh, by all means, my dear, die,  if it "will give yon any satisfaction to  do so! Tastes differ! I don't consider that death holds out such  templing prospects; but then f forgot��������� ali martyred young females  talk or dying om the smallest provocation, dorn't tlrey?"  Katharine shivered rigrrin. What���������  wliir.1 was she to do with such' a nature  as  tihrs  to struggle  against?  "Latrgitt away!" she said bitterly, rn  tomes ot* utter "iniiKery. "I know there  is not a spn.uk of honor, of manliness,,  of generosity in you to which I can  appeal, but"��������� her voice sank from  weakness��������� "I do��������� do not mean to-  eve.n spcajfc wiith you ngai.n it f can  help it; .there aro others who will  heli> me when the truth  is told,! who  Wil I " *     '   .   1  "Are there?"' Gordon interrupted  with a sneer."You: think; the  world will treat you with kindness  and consideration when my story has  Ibeo.ri told?"  Katharine's anguish- laden eyes*  (met has. '���������"...'  "Thiey will not believe your story,'*  aire said, feelbly. V  "Will they not? I must beg to  differ from you in tliat, Knttie. Perhaps you thimk they will believe  yours. IToo'i'sh child! Why, when  it (Jswne to bo proved, it would molt  into thin air!"  Kntiliarjina drew a deep, sharp  Ibreatli. i .    ���������  "You��������� you forget!" she whispered. "TUreo-e is always the��������� the old  imine, and������������������" she could say no more.  "Tihie old tmiine? Oh, yes, ot course,  that remains; but whnt of it? Thoro is  notihitng in the mine that would support your accusation!"  Katharine repented the last.wonts  to herself in a slow, dazed way. She  looked at him undecidedly, then gave  =a=hroken;icry,^<tn(l-biiriedjLe^fiULeijnJ_.^_  her hands suddenly- ���������������������������'''  1 fWas he right after all, and her  brain .was going? 'The thought rushed wildly  into her  mind.  "Absolutely nothing! ' ������SmylI������e went  on suavely. "And with Craven Adair  out in Australia, why, you see. my  dear Knttie, your story would be no-  jvbere ibeside mine; would it?"  "Oh, iwhat crime have   I ever committed,  that  my  life should   be darkened and cursed hy.you aa it (Ts now?"  TJle words broke fiercely  from her  pnle lips,  and  Gordon  frowned.  "Come," he said roughly, "w<e have  had enough heroics for to-dny; let us  arrive at a good, practical understanding. You are my wife, thsre is no  gnrnsaying that. You wish our marriage to be denied and kept secret,.  do jyou not!"  JA momentary gleam of light in heresies answered him.  "Very .well," he observed; "now ft  suits my purpose to be kind t'o you,  Kattie, much as you may be surprised  at the*ifnot, therefore I wish to tell  you that I .will meet you in this desire half iway. Our marriage shall be  secret. No one "but ourselves shall*  know of it. We will meet as friends  and cousins ' while we remain under  this roof .together, for if either ot  us goes away suddenly it will he a  very regrettable thing, from many  points of view, and you shall be as independent and free of me as you were  before   I came." i ' ���������  , He paused, '       '   <  Katharine, In her surprise, agitation and excitement-, .was leaning forward, with parted   lips.  "Yes, 1 am quite in -earnest," he  said, answering that look with a  sn������ering emile. "Quite. Do you doubt  met" '  She did .not reply. She was almost  too weak for .words, but at length a  whisper broke from her lips.  "But��������� .but jyou have told Miss M,oa~  tynlV   ��������� ���������--������������������'���������-. i  * .    . *..������-.! . _,.*     .   ,  Ml  ���������sll  #1  ll  (To be Continued.} . *:\'*It'^K=ti������ifeS^fti**Ai  n  Universality  of Religion.  *> G. JT. DAVIl-.-���������;*>*���������:. Assistant Prlost,  A Church of tho I'udcomei- (1'. li). Sow  ������\ York City.  'As I pnsed by, nnd beheld your demotions, I found, an altar with Hits ln-  k'riptlon, "To tho Unknown God." Whom,  jrorcforo, ye Ignornntly worship, hlrn de-  Bare I unto you.���������Acts xvll.. 23.  (Nowhere do mankind forget their  Lrigin, tlieir nature, their destiny.  Joining from God and sustained bv  liim, the affections anil thoughts of  fnen tend to God, their actions, their  [leeds bespeak Him.  Religion, worship arc universal because there is implanted in the heart  |>f universal humanity the tlioiig*lit that  Ihere is a God and tiiai He is one, and  liccause the life in men received must  |ceds return to the source whence it  Times.  All mankind stand  upon a common  jround ; they have a common relation  k��������� they have a common Father.     They  li're created to a same definite end and  rwrpose, even such an end and purpose  |is are consonant with the wonderful,  glorious, perfect nature of their divine  Creator.  And  only  as  mankind  are  brought  J'ace to face with their divine Creator  fond studied in  connection  with  Him:  Iio  we apprehend  the  nature  of man  liright and shall we or do we find re-  Isults that are true and just and picas-  ling, and here true and just and picas-  Ting to the extent that man's idea and  Ifthought and worship of God are true  land just, in some degree adequate to  flthe nature of the divine Being whom  lhe adores. .  Interiorly,  religions  have    much   in  (common.    It is  in  their  exterior  as-  ';pects   that  they   arc   so   diverse.   For  ���������(instance,    "the   moral    law"���������thc Teh  ||Commandments���������was    known    to   thc  IJnations of the world beiore it was pro-  Ij-mulgated from Mount Sinai, but here  II it was reiterated and made known a.-.  a divine command "and in its entirety  |yand fullness.  So, too, among all nations there has  J'been a 'knowledge ot* the invisible God  Rand of the unity of God..    And it is a  Is most interesting and instructive study  |7-*to go back as far as we can in the history of any nation or people and bc-  l.'| come acquainted with its earliest ideas  |it*of  religion, with its  earliest ideas  of  'the one  Supreme Being.  J*    .While we find among all nations an  idea of the invisible God, wc find also  J|?an idea of God manifest, of God as a  rg Saviour, of God as  a sensible object  I if of worship; but in time the true idea of  '���������'"God being lost sight of, at least with  .most.  ���������A common danger here pertains to  frail mankind, in that they may pervert,  ior depart from or fall short of the true  ^knowledge of God.  Mankind are wont  >yto form to themselves a god ot their  j&own imagining;"nor can they do othcr-  .$* wise.  %     God is in Himself.      He is.     He is  ���������f the One who is���������the "I Am"���������and as  tsuch "no man hath seen God at any  time." But God manifests Himself,  and yet our conception of Him is ac-  ^���������cording to the state in which wc are.  iff God becomes and is to us what wc are  |j capable of forming and causing Him  S. *o be.  This knowledge of God is, indeed,  (dependent upon the character of the  truth coming to us from without,  teaching us of Him, but even these  .very truths take shape and find expression according to the form and  ���������Mate of our own mind and life, and  within these limits thc image and likeness of God may be to us a true one.  An understanding of the life of God  in man leads to an  understanding of  the divine  Incaruplion���������leads  to    the  "knowledge of God in Christ Jesus, 'in  ��������� -whom dwellcth all the fullness of'the  'Godhead bodily." and to a knowledge  of the incarnation of divinity in finite  humanity���������in the whole human race.*.,'  **       Here is a deep and intricate study. It  ifX^s-Jn^viewiOLsiiclua^stiidy.J-am^sjirc,'  ' / the   Christian   Church   must   feel   and  Q #  know that it has knowledge and life to  '���������I  present  to  the  world  superior to  all  ���������other knowledge of God that is extant  in the world. ��������� .  There is, there can be. but one divine  Incarnation, but one divine Redeemer  and Saviour.'  God is -onr. not many. His own  '���������divine hutf-mity is one. not many.  Religion, worship. life must find ttn-  foldment, growth, fulfilment in Gocf as  Me is revealed in Christ Jesus, thc Re-  Ideemer a"d Saviour of the world, and  then in His coming again in the body  of humanity���������His Church.  It is here that wc stand before great  and wondrous truths. Not that the  Church nor.-any one has yet fathomed  the wondrous ���������ruths that herein lie. '  The Church stands confronted with  confessed mysteries.-- Shall these mysteries be revealed ? And if they be  revealed shall there not ensue a presence and power and blessing of. God  far sury.-iss.thg that which is or has  been knewnr' *������������������;.'     .'  ���������And with this presence of God there,  shall come fo ppsVa universal brother-,  hood of mankind���������a universal Church,  ���������the Church catholic, wherein the,  Lord alone, is wo-shipped and obeyed.  ���������Would this not bespeak a change, ft,  wondrous change, in the life of human j  ity and of the world ?  It is the knowledge and life of God,  that changes the world of mankind,foi'  goodJ And 'great' aird wonderful and  glorious as is God. so likewise great',  and wonderful nnd glorious arc the  changes whicli TTe effects in the life  of the indivii-ii-l. of society, of the,  Church and "of'the world.  Not too great lliiiiRS cart wc look foi  at the hands of God. for lie "is ablt  to do exceeding iibri-id.-iiilly ahove all  that wc act-'or thinl;."     Amen.  Anecdotal.  '������ secretary of a' fire Insurance company tells of an old woman -vrlio called  bn an agent to arrange for Insurance on  her house and furniture. "We haven't  had no insurance for five years," bhe explained; "we hev jes' heen depcudiiv" on  the Lord; but I says to my old mon, I  ���������ays, thet it's terrible risky, I says."  Anns, a Southern beauty of four years,  had a decided aversion to her morning  bath. Ono evening her nurse was telling  her of God's goodness and His willingness to wash away her sins, when sha  suddenly get up a lusty howl, exclaim*  tag! ���������'Oh, don't let Him wash them  away! Don't let Him wash theml Tell  Him to pick them off!"  When Henry Irving was rehearsing for  hla production of "Faust," ho experienced  much difiiculty in restraining the exuberance of the super*-, who persisted in being light-hearted, even in Undss. Sir  Henry j* proverbially long-sull'cring  about such matters, but his patience  Anally gave out, and he thundered:  "Kindly remember that you aro supposed  to bo in hell, not picnicking at Hump-  stead heath."  Senators Blackburn and Lindsay of  Kentucky were once traveling together  through the Alleghany Mountains.  Blackburn went into tne siriokiofj-room  and returned in a few minutes lcokir.g so  much depressed that Lindsuy risked:  "What's the matter, .Too?" iU'hy, I've  said 'Blackburn, in heiir-.brnk.-in trues,  lost the ljstter part of iny D-.ipgrge,"  i'Wrjs it stolen or did you leave" it bo-  hfiat"._^Worse than eitliar���������the corlj  came" out." ."*"*'." J" ...������������������������������������-. ."_~TTT!J'J~! **'  . Charles Dudley Warner, who was editor of the Hartford "Press" in the sixties,-was ono day confronted bv a.compositor, who said: "Well, Mr."Warner,  I've decided to enlist in the army." The  editor was pleased, and replied that he  was glad to see the man felt the tall of  duty and was hastening to serve his  country in its troublous time, "oh, it  ain't that," remarked the.printer, "tut  I'd rather be allot thaii try to set any  more of your d������������������d copy."  A North Missouri editor iccelved a  note the other day telling him that.one  of his subscribers was dead, and asking  that his paper be discontinued. A few  days later the editor met the "deceased"  subscriber on the street, and told him  about the note. "I wrote that note myself," returned the subscriber. "What  for?" asked the editor. "Well, I wanted  to stop yer paper," said the subscriber,  candidly, "an knowin' how bad you need  the money I didn't hayo the heart to  come right out an' do it. So I jes* wrote  you the note about bein' dead."  Fisherman's Luck.  There are very few cleansing operations in which Sunlight  Soap cannot be used to advantage. It makes the home bright  and clean. ib  Overfeeding Horses.  The following good advice from the  pen of Dr. A. S. Alexander is well  worth attention by overy owner of a  work horse.     He says :���������  It is perfectly safe to assert that  thousands of work horses are injured  by kindness. The owner thinks that  because his team is hard worked it  ought to be heavily fed, but he forgets  that it is not what a horse eats, but  what he digests that counts. This is  especially the case in summer, when  there is much field work to be done  and little time in which to do it.  The horse hurries home, hot and  weary, is given all he can "hog," and  goes out to the water trough, w.iere  hc fills up on water and goes on to  work again. First of all, his stomach  was not in a fit condition for food reception. The fatigued, hot, sweaty  horse cannot digest food. Hc needs a  rest first and then a drink of water,  which passes through his stomach and  stays in the large intestines. If hc  first eats oats or corn and then drinks  water, the food is largely waslped out  by the water and passes to tlfe small  and large intestines where such food is  not digested, but decomposes, giving  off gas and thus sets up more or less  disturbance and distress.  Under these circ-.mistanccs a horse  is not properly fed just because he has  been furnished with six quarts of oats  or from eight to thirteen cars of corn  *nd all the new hay he can gobble in  the short interim oj the noon hour,.  Hc has been fed, to be sure, but  he has derived little benefit from his  food. All of the benefit comes from  the portion of the food digested, and  that is very small when there is insufficient time first to masticate properly and then digest normally.  In the busy season the work horse  should have small amounts of concentrated, nutritious food, just such an  amount as he can masticate and digest.  Corn ads fuel to thc heat of his body  and docs not supply the strength and  vigor he most requires. That conies  from oats, and time is needed for its  mastication. ���������      .  Hay is unnecessary and actually injurious when fed at noon. It is not  digested while the horse is at work. It  does not remain in the stomach, out,  like water, passes through i������t������ the  farge intestines, where it lies inert or  decomposing until a period of rest promotes the normal process of digestion.  On general principles it will pay to  cut in half the ration now being led  to work horses, provided . they aie  given little time to masticate and digest  their food. This will he found remedial where horses arc evidently doing  poorly, sweating too much, panting  when at work, or having a tendency to  diarrhoea. They will do better on  less food for the is-.-son that they digest  a greater proportion of its nutrients.  Altering Grade    Marks on Fruit  Packages.  The fruit division, Ottawa, says in reference to this matter :���������Shippers who  still use the old system of marking  fruit "XXX," "XX" and "X," instead  of "No. i," No. 2," and "No. 3"  (which mean the same thing"), should  always enclose the two lower grade  marks, "XX" and "X" in a circle, oval  or diamond, in order that dealers who  handle the packages may not have an  opportunity of injuring their reputation  by adding an *'X" to "raise the grade.'  This practice, though not common, has  come under the notice of the trade,  and is liable to cause trouble to the  original packer whose name is ou the  package.  Canadian Butter for Japan.  The dairy division. Ottawa, reports  that as a direct result of the Canadian  exhibit at the Osaka Exposition three  new customers have recently been secured in Japan for the .butter made at  the Government creameries in the west.  In this connection it is encouraging to  find that the amount of butter exported  to Japan by thc dairy division is more;  than three times as great this year as  during the corresponding period last  year.  Pigs for thc British Market.  Sanders Spencer's article on "Rearing and Fattening Hgs,"in The Journal  of the Board oi Agriculture, says,  speaking of American supplies, that  ���������'the very serious shortage of maize of  the 1901 harvest has been tided over  with comparative east by tlie use of  wheat, and so successful has the mix-  =ture of maize-ami wheat proved Jor pig  feeding, that probably many American  hog-raisers will continue tne plan oi  mixing the food for their pigs, since  the quality of the meat is improved,  and the losses from broken legs in transit on the cars to the large centres,  such as Chicago, are considerably less.  Indeed it is now frankly admitted by  pig feeders in America that the low  price of wheat and the scarcity of maize  have proved to them a great blessing  in disguise. One other step they will  have 10 take ere their pork and bacon  take a high piac** on the English market���������they will have to alter the form  and quality of their pigs. Fasliiofi. and  the desire to produce a very fat pig, or,  in other words, a prize-winning and  lard pig, have together simply ruined  the majority of the pigs on the American continent for producing a side of  high-class bacon such as would realize  the highest price on the English markets. The change is sure to come, and  one of the levers v.iii be the demand on  the part of American consumers for  such bacon as !h*-.y can eat, since the  well-to-do and middle classes have become as fond of mild-cured bacon and  hams as have the same and even lower  classes in this country. The hog-  raisers on the other side will very  readily alter their system as soon as it  becomes evident that there is profit in  it. Of course a few of the moneyed  men and fanciers may still persist in  breeding and exhibiting the lard hog,  and there may still be found judges  who are interested in, and who will  continue to award the prizes to, the  obese animals, whose only excuse for  their existence is that they can win  prizes and honors for their, millionaire  owners. But most probably wc arc  about to sec a great change in thc.  type and charactVr of the fat hog gen*-  erally produced in she States."  Humor of the Hour.  Ernie���������I hear Maud is down at thu  beach fishing for a rich husband.  Ida���������Yes, and she said she could  have caught a nobleman, but he waa  called home suddenly.  Ernie���������That's  juit  like  fishing���������the  r=big one  always gets  away.���������Philadelphia Record.  ������������������������������������   Dr. Rainsford had a habit at one  time of conditioning his actions with  the phrase "Deo volcnte," or "Goc  willing," or something of thc sort  An old woman, the head of an aristocratic family, invited him to dine.  "I shall be delighted to accept," h<  said, "if I am spared."  Perhaps the woman thought she  sniffed cant in thc terminal phrase, fot  she said quickly, "Oh, if you're dead,  I promise not to expect you."���������Christian Register.  >  Mrs. Greene���������Now, tell me truly, do  you believe it is any benefit to punish  children?  Mrs. Berch���������Certainly. You can'l  imagine how much better I feel aftct  I've given Tom and Mabel a good  trouncing.���������San  Francisco  Wasp.  When Hetty Green was brought to  court on complaint of not having a  license for her dog Dewey, she said:  "I've got a New York license foi  the dog.    Ain't that enough?"  "No, you must have a Jersey license."  "Must I? Well, it's mighty extravagant; but a dog's worth mor'n a lawyer, anyhow; barks louder for you, aw!  don't cost near so much."���������New Yorl  Times.  "What do you think of old Uncli  Peter devising all his money for tin  erection of a mausoleum over his re  mains ?" said the first needy relative.  "Awful !" replied the second. "It'i  just a wilful  waste."  "Huh ! I call it a wasteful will."���������  Philadelphia  Press.  ���������   Explained���������"Our air mattresses,1  said the dealer, "are all filled in tin  months of April, May and June. Thai  accounts for tlieir remarkably resilicni  qualities."  "Is the air of those months bettci  than  others ?"    .  "They are the ��������� spring months, yoi  know."���������Life.  .      ���������   Moneybags���������How did your banquet  go off,  Banklurk ?  Banklurk���������Ko- as well as it might  you know. Thc tcmstmaster called or  a gentleman who had lost an arm anc  a leg to answer to the toast "Oui  Absent Members."���������The New   Yorker.  The man who was so cautious aboul  spending his money that he was always  looking lor the best of it���������very mueh  the best of it���������called the waiter tc  him.  "Waiter," he said, "there's a fly it  that beer."  "Ill get another glass of it, sir," wai  the prompt reply.  "All  right," returned the    petty financier,  "but just  wait    until    I drinl  this."���������Chicago   Evening Post   ���������   The Friend���������And so you don't trust  your lawyer ?  The Farmer���������No, sir. He and thi  lawyer on the other side are too awfullj  polite. Don't call each other no  names at all.���������Kansas City Independent.  A Groom's Voluntary.  Sir Frederick Bridge, the English  musician, is a good story teller, according to T.A.T., and has a fund of amusing personal experiences to draw upon.  One of the great musician's best stories is about a provincial church organist, who was once a pupil of his. This  young man was appointed to an important church in the Midlands. In  course of time he married. During his absence his voluntaries were  much missed by the congregation. They  had always been appreciated, and their  renewal was looked forward to. "Imagine," says Sir Frederick Bridge,  "the intense amusement of the people  when the newly-married organist gave  as his first voluntary, upon his return,  Handel's 'Watt Her, Angels, to the  Skies.'"  DEMONS OF  INDIGESTION.  Dyspepsia  Stomach  and   Other  Disorders  "You mustn't kiss me���������papa    migh.  hear you." .  -"Is���������is he near   enough to hear us?'  "Yes,  but  he's   very,     very   deaf."���������  Cleveland Plain Dealer.  (-.  Mrs. Enpeck���������Oh, you needn't tall*  You're not quite perfection yourself  I would have you know.  Enpeck���������No, my dear, but when yoi  are around I'm mighty near perfe*  tion.  Mrs.    Enpeck���������Oh,    Henry!���������Baltl  more American.  ���������    ���������      ���������  She (at the bail game)���������What ard  they applauding that man for ? Hi  (clapping vigorously)���������A great catch.  She���������Is he ? The idea ! How rich il  he supposedto be ?���������Philadelphia Led*  *-*er- .  ���������       ���������  Willie���������Pa, you don't get chestnut!  until after there's a frost,  do you ?  Pa���������Except in thc case of a fared  comedy, my son. Then the chestnut!  come first, and the frost afterward.���������  Philadelphia Press.  "Agatha," said her mother, "I don'l  like to hear a daughter of mine-tell  even a conventional lie. You know  =you-can't--bear*=Aunt=Becky,=,and=yet  when she came the other day you said,  'Auntie, how glad I am to see you!' "  "That wasn't a lie, mamma," answered  Agatha.    "That  was  an  exclamation."���������Chicago Tribune.  .      ���������   "I heard to-day that your son wai  an undertaker. I thought you told m������  he was a physician."  "Not at all."  "I don't like to contradict, but I'm  positive you did say so."  "You misunderstood me. I said ho  followed the medical profession."���������  Philadelphia Press.  A big, gawky-looking fellow cam*  into the smoking compartment of one  of the Pullman cars on tht Knickerbocker just as the train was pulling  out, and, taking a cigar from his pocket, began to scratch the compan/i  matches (that will light only on thc  box) on the sole of his shoe. He tried  a half dozen without succeeding in  lighting one, but thc incident created  a laugh.  "You can't light those matches oa  anything but the box," ventured oni  of the men in the compartment.  "I always have done it," answered  the big fellow, and he tried it ai/*������in on  the sole of his shoe.  "I'll bet you the dinner for thd  crowd in the cafe car," said the first  speaker, "that you can't light one ol  those matches on the sole of J youi  shoe."  "I'll take the bet," was the hurried  answer. .      '  Then he coolly rubbed some of tht  "stuff" from the box on thc sole o!  one of his shoes, and lighted a match,  and everybody got ready for the "first  call for the dining car."���������Indianapolis  News.  To Build Cruisers.  As a result of the recent nnvnl mnnccii-  vres the OrltlMlr riirtlinildcs uro coi.sld-  crlnK the ndvlsiililllty (if ImlldhiK humia  "dOKBlnK" cruiser.-i. iu pursue buttleslii:>  fleet:*! of the enemy unit pounce (in tliu.o  which nro forced tn frill ln-lilnd. Tli.*  Bncclmnte nnd tlio A'ii*itl:(i* "diriwir'l."!-!!  Clrartea ljoriisfriv'-j Meet In 1I1I1 way  almo**-t to tlio Asv*!-;*.-. Tin* iIiiksIiIii T,lu-  Jostlc had ������������������rirnvtlri.*.? r'le matter with lier  engine*). Sll" w.-* Iro invi'tly cicipillc-l  to slow down. Then llio Llu, licnvlly Hrrri-  ed cruisers of tin* piirsuln.-* Hoot would  swoop down on tier. It wns ir-*cc?������.;ir/  to slow down tire entire .siruiidrnn several times for hor protcctlurr.  "Another point of inucli Intercut Is tlint  of speed In battleships," writes a llritish naval authority. "Tlio**e who Imv*.  been engaged iir the niiuiouuvi'u.s would  have done much better with n few knot.*  more in hand. Thero nre njrporienccd  flag officers who siry Hint high speed lu  battleships ls not es.sci.tk.l. Vet If ���������-im  powder and protection go before it,  speed Is, In nine cruses out of ten, thc  only thing that can enable a strong licet  to bring a weak orre to action. It is the  factor that enforces victory and will enable the British fleet to curry on Its old  policy of seeking out the enemy to destroy  him  wherever  lie mny  be  found."  The Wrong Man.  They had been married only a few  months, and the wife stood by the side  of her husband looking Into one of tin-  department store windows. A handsome  tallor-mado dress took her fancy, and  she left her husband to examine it raore  closely. Then she went back to him, still  talking.  "You never look at anything I want to  look at any more," she complained. "You  don't care how I dross. You don't, care  for me any more. Why, you haven't  kissed me for two wcGks."  "Indeed, I am sorry, but It Is not my  fault,"   said  the  man. :  Turning, tlie lady looked at him and  ���������-rasped. She had taken the arm of the  wrong man.���������Philadelphia  Ledger.  1 A Baloon Trip.  There Is nothing exciting about a Balloon voyage. You take your place in a  shallow wicker basket; decide to take a  picture of the crowd as you leave tho  earth; hear the order "let go," and before  you can press the button the crowd has  evaporated���������sunk out of sight���������and  the rest is a moving picture  show, with no sense of motion,  the air delightfully cool arid absolute silence. Presently a voice, apparently, from another balloon a long way  off, asks how you like the journey. You  have exactly the same trouble with your  hearing you had wlrllo In the caisson,  but from .an opposite cause���������there pressure, here rarefaction. In this case, loo,  the act of swallowing brings relief. A  balloon trip is for all the world like sitting in a dentist's chair "and taking a  whiff of gas, followed by. a pleasant  dream. But. of courso, Instead of taking  gas, gas is taking ycu. Photography under these conditions Is a very simple  matter���������pointing the lens over tho edge 1  of the basket, waiting until the desired  object comes into view, and the snapshot Is taken.���������"W. N. Jennings, In Book- I  lovers' Magazine.  A Quiet Village."  It seems hardly credible, says The  "London Telegraph, that not more than  tWrty minutes from nil the noise and  bustle of Paris there lies a village that  ls so quiet, so peaceful and so old-fashioned that one would imagine one's self  at least one hundred miles away, from  the gay capital. Here at this village.  La Frett.e by name, and about fifteen  minutes" walk from Cormellles, preparations for midday and evening repast.-;  have to be made very early in the morning, for ro such thing as a good shop  is anywhere near, nnd the walk to Cormellles Is one which one considers twice  before taking, for it is up steep and rough  roads. So dally butcher, baker and greengrocer pass this o.uaint little place, and  the villagers gather- round the various  tradesmen and make their purchases for  the day. They also buy their  clothea ln this way, and may  often be seen, trying on bonnets,  dresses and hoots in the middle of  the street. From a ecenlc point of view,  all artists have agreed" that there is no  place to equal La Frette between Paris  and Havre. To !.!-.������ left of the village  is the park of Matiins Laffitte, and facing the park is Rnrtrouville. while opposite lies the forest* of St. Germain, in  all its green rvplendor. To the right is  Herblay, quite an Imriortant place, whose  . church is visible ror nlles along the Seine.  La Frette itself hs-* *he quaintest villagers possible. Ma nv of them speak worse  French than thos-* ot the Midi, and it is  an event Indeed when one takes a journey  up to the cBpi'al. They are thriftiest  of the thrifty. Only a short time ngo  one of the peasants gave his dnughler  no_ Icss^a.sum_! hnn, 250,000 francs on her  wedding "day��������� and faibth"er_is_td receive  the same atnc'jnt on her approaching marriage. And v.t tills man. who must be  worth 4.0O0.CCO 01- 6,IXW,000 francs at least,  lives in a pntched-iip old house und dlgd  in the Helds from cnrly morning till late  at night. '    Be Regular in Milking;.  Thc cow is a creature of habit, and  therefore the time and manner of  milking should vary as little as possible  irom uay to day. 'the yield of milk  will sometimes vary by reason of matters ul sucii small moment that we fail  to reckon them, i-'rom our results a  change in milkers showed a small average loss in yield. Some cows were'not.  alfectcd at all, while others gave a  slightly reduced yield. This will depend, 'however, upon the ability of the  milker. Carlyle found no appreciable  difference in the frequent changing of  milkers. Tracy found by a good milker  following a careless one an increase  with five cows of 244 pounds of milk iu  two weeks.  Cows fed at milking time are apt to  hold their milk when thc'customary  feed is withheld. This may occur even  when the animals have access to  abundant pasture. This is so noticeable with some of the station"cows that  itis advisable to give them a little  grain through the summer-season to  induce them to give down their milk.  Emery notes that a cow tlrat gave over  seven pounds of milk gave only two  pounds when her customary feud was  "withheld at milking time.  Allowing cows to miss a milking hns;  a tendency to dry them up, and is  liable to cause an injury to tire udder.  some'cows being affected much more  than others in this respect.���������(Hiilleiii;  No- 106, Kentucky Agricultural Co!  lege.).  The Cause of  Endless Misery.  Dr. Von Stan's Pineapple Tablets-  nature's wonderful remedy���������speedily relieve and permanently cure Wind on  the Stomach, Sour Stomach, Belching  up of Foul Gases, Nausea, Vomiting,  Loss of Appetite, Nervousness and  all symptoms of Dyspepsia and Indi-  gestion rleUcvc at once���������cure positively.  ieo. Sunderland, a prominent business  man of WclUnd, Ont, says: "After suffering for over three years with a most  distressing case of Dyspepsia, and trying innumerable remedies without obtaining any relief, my druggist persuaded  mc to try a box of Dr. Von Stan's Pine-  tipple Tablets. I was soon entirely restored to health. I am certain they will  cure the disease, In any stage whatever.'*  Torturing Aches and Pains.  Rheumatism is caused by an acid  poison in the bloid, and until it is eliminated and th: blood purified, the body  will continue to be racked by aches and  pains. The Soutii American Rheumatic Cure neutralizes the acid. Cures  Rheumatism ia oce to three days to stay  cured. No. 82   V;   ��������� '  Thn Strai* Hat Builne������.  The traveling salesman for the Whole.  Kile hat houses start out with straw  lrats for the next season before the lasl  of the straw hats worn hereabouts havi  been put aside; the lirst to go start  about the 1st of September. The straw  hat season In the South opens oz  (March 1; at some extreme points earlier. Wholesale deliveries ln the Soutlr  begin In January, and they are mostlj  (Completed by the middle of February  The active season In straw hat manufacturing runs from September to abouj  the middle of April.���������New  York Sun.  DON'T HAWK  AM SPIT.  Do Your Friends Avoid  You by Reason of  These  Symptoms  Dr. AfOdJw's Catarrhal Powder  quickly dispels every loathsome symptom of Catarrh and effects a permanent  cure. It stands alone as a remedy  for Catarrh, both chronic and acute;  Hay Fever, Headache, Sore Throat, Influents-, Deafness, Tonsilitia and all  other diseases of the nose and throat.  Cores the severest cases and cures them  speedily. Rev. J. Louer Grimm, a well-  known clergyman of Springer, York Co,  Pa., writes: "Both myself and family  have used Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal  Powder for the past two years, and I  can conscientiously recommend it to any  one who suffers' from Catarrh or other  nose or,throat diseases. I would con.  sider it wrong not to recommend it every  chance I get?'  liver Torklng Properly?  If not, it's proof that your entire system is disorganized. Agnew s Liver  Pills���������entirely vegetable���������regulate tbe  Liver, purify the whole body, restoring  it to perfect health. 40 doses 10c No. S3  Enjoying Himself.  William's table manners were notoriously bad-^-so bad that he was facetiously accused of spoiling tire manners of n  pet coon chained in the back yard. He  gripped his fork as though afraid it was  f-olrwr to get away from him, and he used  t'iike a hay-fork. Reproaches and entreaties were iii vain. His big sister's  pleading, "Please, William, don't cot like  a pig," made no impression upon him.3  One day William and his bosom fnc-nd,  a small neighbor, dined alone, und William was heard to say in a tone of great  satisfaction as he planted both' elbows  on the table, "Say, Harry, they's nobody  here but us. Let's eat like hogs and en-  joy-ourselves."���������Garoline-^Lockhart���������in*  "LippmcottV  NO NEED TO  SUFFER.  torture of Rheumatism  Relieved In Six Hours  Cured  In One to  Three Days.  The acid poison that invades the joints  In Rheumatism can be reached only  through the blood. Soutii American  Rheumatic Cure neutralizes the acids,  dissolves and washes out all foreign  substances, and sends a cm-rent of rich,  red blood to the affected parts, bestowing  Instant relief from the torturing pains.  Read what C. M. Mayheer, of Thomas-  Ville,, Ont., har to say: "My joints were  so badly swoll 1 with Rheumatism that  I could hardly wa.a, or even feed myself. I have tried various other remedies, but they did me no good, and I  almost despaired of getting cured. A  friend advised me to try The South  American Rheumatic Cure, and after  Using only three bottles I was entirely  cured, ana have never bad a return of  the agonizing symptoms."  Pain In Your Kidneys?  South Amen in Kidney Cure purges  the kidneys of every impurity, and restores  them   to   health ��������� speedily   and  ���������perfectly. No, 31  The Key of the Empire.  The Saturday Re- iw. London, rcwntl''*' -  had an article under lln* cMillion of "Can��������� -  nda.  the  Key   lu   rlu-   K;.,*..ic,"   of  wliiclt   -  1'ublic  Opinion    published    the   followine *  c.iiiderisarion :���������"Canada   ,io.--?r.is  all   tha -**-  dliricultles  of  the  lini'i-ii-.1  luuljlcm,  and =r.  ail  rhe aids 10  ih*--  sold.,,...,  in an  ueutti   -  form.       lt    Is    the     o    .      .-iir-uovornlniJ   *,  colony In whicli  the ������*.���������������������������'..--.  or" 11  foreign   .*���������  country has reached, under our happy-so- -  lucky   system." enormous   *:i..i'.-..**.i *r.s, . . .  .-  The t'rowth of Canada ir, recent years la   r  mu (lire so much to   Hi'iil**li  as  in  tTniteil   *-  Suites enterjirl-ie, and II imist he ohviuu*   *"  10 nil who stu.iy the jirohlem that If wc   .���������  tail now (to consolidate the emp're). noth-   -  In**:  can   atop   lhe   sejiarvtion   uf  Cmindik    -  Irom   lhe   L'nlted   Kingdom   and   Its  ultl-   ~  mate absorption by the ITnltcd States.    II  Canada goes, other colonies ii;n.*i   follow,   ;���������  and the disintegration of lhe Urlllsli Umpire will he lhe dlstl:ii;iiisl;iiiB  feature ot  lhe   nineteenth   century   hlrinry.      If   w������  Hircceed. we shall not only solve the Canadian   problem ;   the  oonso'ldiiifnii   nf   the  empire presents no greater proli'eni than    -  that.     It Is not a time In which  we can  ailipt the fiiee trade text, "l.c: u.-i eat and    *  drink free  fnoil,   for  u.-nwoiv   we die.*      X*  ....   Alt Imperial policy Is h.-iscd upon.     *:  lhe fact that lr Is the liuerest of the em-    r.*  plre that It should be adupted ;  that tha    "  United Kingdom will secure a fresh leasa  of life for those economic energies whicli  otherwise In no very distent future must  decay: ur I thnt the colonies will aelileva  a more rapid development thnn Is posslbla  In Isolation.     Knglish people, at any rat������  those who reject the free trade nr.srnrms.  should he the first to admit that the present  arrangement with  Canada.   If madd  permanent,   and   unaccompanied   with   a  change on our part, must be unsatisfactory from the Canadian point of view and  Incompatible   with   local   aspirations.     II  we reciprocate by stimulating the wheat  production of Canada,  their nnnufactur-  ers   will   Iind   ample   scope   tor   ���������*.!!   their  energies   ln   the   increased    eccn*i-ale  activity which the Influx of po"ulr.tlon and  Its demand for Pll   kinds   of   e^m-noditlea  will Insure, while at the sime ti-rie ihera  will be an ever-widening m-irket  for thd  more highly specialized Industries or tha  United Kingdom.   In this ������������������invenn-nt there  can  be  no question   of  tie  surrender  ofr  their   Independence   and   -"-cednm   cf   action by any of the co'oni--      We are not  going*  to   revive   the   in- '��������� n'lle  system.  Nothing more Is reoir'v.;   *i  any st������g<* o-  Imperial  consolidation   Ih-m   an Iin****rlal  Council to aid and -rnlv'������e in  tlie  ������������������liust-  ment of the commercial  relations of tha  empire."  Effect of Wind Upon Trains.  The American correspondent of Page**  Magazine calls  attention   to  a series  ol  experiments   which. huve   been   made   by, .  the   Partite    Eloctric   Hallway   Company  of Los Angeles,  California,  on  the erfec-  tlveness of wind brakes in 1     reasirig thu  eftlclency of Its locg-dl-rtanc    Inter-iirbnii  cars.   The tests were mace on the l.,one-  Beach division of the system, extending  from Los Angeles to the ocean, wue're a  stiff  wind vis   encounrered.  and   were  attended with results of a most remr, ;*kabl������       .  character.    Among   the   different   .-hapeC  windbreaks    that    were    tried    was    on������  ���������  which   resembled   tbe   cow-catcher   of   ������,  locomotive, Its base being on a level wltln  the lloor of the car, and the knife-edged  backbone extending* upward at an anglo  of 45 degrees to th* top of the oar. while*,  the sides  rounded.off In a  convex  rurva  till  they coincided with  lhe sides Of tha  car.   Kventually the forward part of ths -:���������  structure  will   be constructed     of glass,  so   that   the   motorman   may   sit   within;  the shelter of this hood and controltha  car   without    being   disturbed.     Jt    waa,  found   that with   this  shield   It   reiiulred  but '������iO  h.   p.   to  make  a   speed   of sixty"  miles per-hour, whereas without It Sh.'  p.  was  necessary���������a saving of  about  2t '���������.-"  per   cent,   fri   power.     Also   ;>     n   speed]-  of tlfty miles per hour the rcsu't in favor*.   ~  of  the   hood .was  1ST as  against  170  h.p.      :  Mr.  R.  S.  Siasson,  the cor-sultins  engineer  of  the  company..under   whose   di-  J  rectlons   the   tests   were "made,   declare*      T  that  In  the   face   of  these   highly  satisfactory  results   there   can   he   no 'doubt,  that the windbreak wil! soon be adoptetv  on all long-distance-cars.  .���������. ��������� ���������������������������  . * " ���������: -:t/.'.-..'  New York   Chief  of  Poh"ce.    ������f  Mr.  "-S-llllam  Dev������*-ry.  whose    term    a*������  Chief of Police of New York Was mnrkodt:  by an administration   the evil and sha-rn-rr.  of which have not yet been eradicated. IS .-::  a Mayoralty   candidate   In   the bis cit***;--  A  New  York  Tribune    snorter  thus 're**--.-'."._'.  cords an Interview .with the -*Ulg C'hiof.-,**'-  as Devery is  familiarly known :  Let Tammany and fusion worry r.boaS  the Mayoralty campaign !  "No worry In mine," says tl.* Chiel**-  Bug. "Bill" Devery. ���������I've got Hiing*.  cinched: I can't lose." T    *>  And so certain is he of t.hls that I.*- wilt  not even consider his future mo-.es, ira  case he doesn't win. *'  ���������"���������there's goin' to be a revolution���������a revolution by the peepul. an* rhe peepul ana- -���������*..  goin* to get in control.    The tru3is don't  realize   that,   and   the   newspapers   don't* -  seem   to  be  on   to   the  c   ne.    An'   k*ij*������  pard. Tammany Hall don't seem to thiiilf  that the peepul are tired    f havln' inelij.-  votcs' stole  fro-i   them,  but  they =������rt.    ���������������  tell you.  there's things goin'  to be doin*  this campaign. ���������-I I'm guin* to win uuf-T  on this Mayor-*' 7 fighr. hs wen as at th*---���������*  primaries.   I w^s never In a. losln   flghti . *  So said the Big Chief yesterday���������si Id itfi  and really meant it. He had s;>ent th*  afternoon In conferences with -bin bench*  men, among them Assamblj-mnft "Ll.ck^  Butler ana "Sam" Parks xnd.hts bodyguard. As a relaxation. Deve-IT Tsurvoyedl  the general political field.      * * - '*.*  "We're goin" to have a rip-atezle of ������  day to-morrow." he began. "**wur blie-  gest meeting will be right here -^t he*"'**  quarters, but we'll have aiiotber a,t Tenia  avenue and Twenty-eighth strW-*". inf. ona  at Eighth avenue and Twenty "rst street.  If my encyclopaedia holds or'.. I expeel  to toddie^around to-eacli*or.e^^Ta4ani3.ny**-^-���������-  spending a lot of money in this dlsrrlct-*  all it can borrow, I guess. Maybe Cro������  ker'll send over some. Will he ever conrf  back T Sure thing ! And when he dociw-  yoti-1! see Charlie Murphy (he's no mor*  than a wooden Indian In front of a clganj  store) sto-d on his head, w* lie all tha  leaders go bac '-> Croker. N * ���������-*���������������������������*������  tn win out In t' e primaries,  n't uke the Job of  Tammany Hall. I -  the Wigwam, but  there'll be a hous_ ..  way. Murphy-11 go back to the bus re*  torts, and no-me of the ot**ers*Il nev-r t>������-  heard of again, They sny all the Shew*  hun leaders went over to ("ioodwln. Wen,  I'll bet I get more than Goodwin. Shee*������  han and I was bo'*> cheated of our rlghta,  by Tammanv. Sh������������h-in's men nrn IJerno***  crats, r>-*d they're goin" to stand by ma.  Sheehan and I nevir had a voice In ap-j  polntin' the election inspectors. a  hear that some of them arj;  goin" '"��������� load up thc boxes. ^J"-*  might throw *em in the Kast Klver. Lef  'em try It! 1*11 have a lawyer at ever*  pollln" place, and if they try to roonkejr  1*11 land "em In the station house. I heaf  there'll be floaters from Paterson andt  the Bowery and the eighteenth district*  "���������.Veil, they'd better stay east ot SeventM  avenue, 'cause the wind ehanges oftej  over here, and we're liable to nave rt  equlnoxlal. .     . ' ���������  ���������Take my tip. boys.   I'm goin' to win*.  Are you with us?" .     _ -������  The Most Valuable Knife.        ~������  The  most vclunble  knife  In  the  worl(f  ,  ls to be seen In  the collection of a fanrr*  ous   firm   of   c-*r*'ers   In   Sheffield.     It It-  large   enough   to   fit   th"  picket   of   nondj  but   a  giant   and    contains   seventy-ilv<  blades,  which   close  ud  like  those  of  ordinary    knife.       Bach    of    the    large**  blades is elabor-Vly engraved and amonn  the subjects    I .h.isc strange pictures artj  views   of   Sht-rael.l   Co!lese.   the   City   ol  York.    Windsor    Cas: Arundel    Castld  and a score   jf nther ',    ���������-. -us scenes. ThJ  hafts are of motter  ,.' t-   irl, carved witlj  great  skill.      On   one side  the artist harfj  depicted a s'.;ic hun:  -��������� 3 in the other ���������  boar hunt.     "When a:'.:;j as to the valudj  ot this knife, the fir ������������������* ������������������ -:!i-*d : "V. ell. w.  calculated it ui to x!i;*j   Vj'. that wis be**^  fore It wis 'inlshe*:!. ���������   *..l then we ceaseeTt*  to  estimate what  it  had cost." _^f  -. I'm Koli-*"  ut 1  would**  L   1*~  on*  fiv(i  as}  >  fr  f  r  r:  m  ���������-.:.->'*���������};;  v  K  ���������ik<-  h  -���������<  i'M  ?������������������" -rv-V.  ti  m  .:.t{  M"  ��������� li-.h-  m  y\m  "hii-  ������������������vrf.f  ���������ill  ���������m  111  ; J. I  il  ll  \  I  -HiHiiri  m  m  "g^SSSilEsI ****i*"*i*c������*������s������*>V.i-J  ���������simmmtmmmmffroffmromrfr^^  ������r    Drygoods  Merchants  AND YOUNG  Dry goods  Merchants   =S  e������-  ���������t  \*������Z  pi  ������***������������������-  ^^b������  <*>-  *9*-  "-i**"***���������  lr  *B-fc~.  ffi������w  ������*������������������  *?*-  ���������  1  *-**%  i   J  ^  t>  ���������iVik.  f  ^y#  -i%.  1  ^  -������������������Mfc  *  -ly.  ir?*-'  Best Values and Assortment Here.  Ladies' Fur Boas, L-.tdics' Fur Collarettes, Fur Muffs,  Children's Furs, Boas and .Muffs. Ladies' and Children's Jackets,  Ladies' Made-Up Costumes, Ladies' Jackets, Ladies' Cloaks, Silk  Blouses, Silk Dressing* Sacques, Silk Full Length Gowns, Ladies'  Skirts, Kid Gloves, Ladies' Belts, etc.  Infants'Cloaks, Booties, etc.    Children's Velvet Bonnets.  Portieres Curtains. Lace Curtains, Table Linen   .and Napkins,  Table Covers, Piano Covers.  Men's Ties,Suits, Ovorcxtts,     Mufflers,   Lined   Kid   Gloves,  Slippers, Suspenders.  Boys' Reefers. Overcoats, Suits, Mitts and Gloves.*  r  c  >  09  r  m  ���������o  50  N  m  (fi  o  <  m  >  >  A BONA FIDE GIFT SALE   1  A Coupon is given with every Dollar's "Worth of Goods purchased, the  Drawing to tnko place January 20th, 1904*, under tlie .supervision of two  of Itevlstoke's most trust worthy citizens.  PRIZES  1 Ladies' Seal Jacket  2 Set of Dishes  3 Gentleman's Dress Suit Case  4 One Pair Best American Shoes  5 Piano Cover  6 A Boys' Reefer Overcoat  7 One Set Pillow Shams and Scarf  8 Table Linen and Napkins  9 Baby Cashmere Cloak        -  1o One Dozen Linen Handkerchiefs  -ndlos or  Gent's.  VALUE  $60 00  20 00  8 00  5 00  5 00  5 00  5 oo  5 oo  45o  4 5o  The Leading Store  THE STORE THAI NEVER DISAPPOINTS  Winter days will conic again and you will need  something: for Street antl Hoiisewear. You will find  thc latest styles here, and we have the very latest  materials in the store, so put the two together and you  will be ready for New York or Paris.  DRESS   GOODS.  Ton cannot fni] to select in our varied stock ������, suitable iind useful Xinris  Present for your friend ot- volution. Every effort .bus been set foi-th to make  this Gift Sale one of thc most, elaborate of its kind ever held in* this City.  O    1    THIS DRAWING TAKES  PLACE ON  JANUARY 20th NEXT  ������������:   Revelstoke, B. C.  ID & YOU  Revelstoke, B. C.  g*^;     P.  S,���������Letter Orders received between  now- and time of drawing will be entitled to Coupon and Share in the Prizes. "op  ^iiiiUiiiiMiiU*^^  OUR  CHRISTMAS  DISPLAY  We have a magnificent display of the  very best of goods.  We have nothing cheap,  as we only  keep the best.  Toys  Fancy-  Goods  Kodaks  Cameras  Perfume  Books  Beautifully  Bound  :      CANADA DRUG &. BOOK COMPANY    ;  ���������.--..'' ���������  ��������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������a o������������������o������������������ ���������*���������������������������������������������������������������a o ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Born  Young���������On Wednesday, Doc. 10th  .Mr. and Airs. F. Young, a son.  Eagles' Masquerade Ball. New Year's  t��������� j* Eve, Opera House.  Married  CARR-Iuuxitoss���������.-Vt: the .Methodist  Parsonage, on Wednesday, Dec. 10.  Iiy TRev.tjT. Ladner. William li. Cut  to-Miss Hilda C. 'firmtoss, both of  Revelstoke.  ���������A full stock of silver mounted ebony  blushes- at Bews' Drug Store.  Conservative  rally  tomorrow evenine.  in   Selkirk Hall  ���������Xmas Cards!- Hundreds to choose  from nt the Canada Drug & Book  Co.  The .London; On!., board of' trade  has passed a resolution unanimously  approving Chamberlain'*, tarilf policy.  ��������� Handsome boxes of note paper' for  Xmas gifts at Hows' .Drugstore.  The second annual meeting of the  Provincial Alining Association wilt beheld in Victoria on February 22nd  next. '.'".'"  ���������.Miss XV. Lennox, teacher of pianoforte, is ready-to receive pupils. For  terms, call at .Mr-s. .MacRury's: Third  street. nm* 19-1 in      :  Air. Stewart*, of the Revelstoke  Lumber-Co's mill, -leaves at the end of  the week orr a visit to his old home' at  Lircknow, Out.  ���������Christinas is getting nearer, and  before you buy be sure you see tin:  stock of fancy goods in every line that  the Canada Drug & Book Co. have.  Remember the meeting in the  Conservative Club rooms., Selkirk  Hall, .tomorrow, evening. '-��������� Music,  programme, speeches.  ���������English Plum Puddings, home  made, leave your order at the  City Bakery, A E Bennison  There   will   Ire   a   meeting   in    the  i Young Conservative Club room to-  ���������Odd pieces of fine Lrmocre china for i morrow. Friday evening. All Consult* at Bews' Drug Store." servatives are rei-uf-stetl to attend.  Air. Stevenson, of North Dakota, is - E. Dupont. accompanied by his son.  in the city this past week visiting his ! left ye-sMrday on .No. 2 for Ottawa  sister- JMrs. H. Laughead.  LOCALISMS  Eagles' MasqueradejBall, Opera House,  Mew Year's Eve.  Don't forget  -������h<j p. early. r-���������.-  thc   Christinas   Carol.  Par-  anthracit'-  ��������� XV. 3. Curry, resident dentist,  lor-s over Hews' drug store.  ���������Leave   your   orders   for  coal with II. X. Coursier.  Thos.   Taylor.   JM.    P.    P.. return.-d  yesieitlay morning fronr Victoria.  K������' lbs. cranberries in :rt C. B. If mm?  ii Co*.-.  Airs. A. K. Baldiy   is  visiting her mother, .Mr>  ���������English plum-puddings, home  made. Leave your order at the  City Bakery. A. E. Bennison.  Hewitt Bostock has refused the offer  of tire JLiberal nomination for the  Yale-Cariboo riding.  ��������� If voir want, anything in Toys, see  orri* sto.-k. Canada Drug and Book  < ���������( ���������.  Xo.  2  this  patents at  irr    KaiDlocips  . Urrwirr.  -WANTKD���������Employment in ston-o  Jlice bv capable man. good linguist.  .Mrs. .1. II. White left by  (ii'ir-riitig on a visit to her  Boston.  j l-'r-esh��������� A shipment of Webb's best  '. Cairailir-.n chocolates in lib. and Mb.  | boxes al/ the Canada* Drug A: Book Co.  - What about that piece of furniture  you was going to get for Christmas,  t'oiuc along don't be so slow ahout it:  if voir have nor, got dough enough we  will help you out.���������.lohn   I'T. Wood.  where he will visit his  couple, of months.  P  parents   for  R. bridge car-  Royal     Inland  of     bright's  for   bovs   at    Bew*  ��������� Chums Annual  Drug Store.  Eagles Masquerade Ball, New Year's  Eve. Opera House.  Peter Daufault left- orr Tuesday  morning for Quebec on a visit, to  relatives.  ��������� English Plum Puddings, home  made, leave your order at the  City Bakery, A E Bennison  Rev. Wm. C. Windcl, of Toronli ,  Presbyterian, retired, one of the oldest,  clergymen in Canada is dead, aged 02.  ���������Well worth your while to read C. 15.  If nine fi Co's" ad of seasonable arrd  useful gifts on first page of tlris issue.  .1. Kernnghan, contractor,   and   his  finishing   irp  P. R. Hotel.  the  will  B.  crew are   at   Field  work on tire hew C.  ��������� I'������ lioxes .Tap oranges in whir  lie sold at (Iii cents   per   box.  Hume A Co.  .Mr.   C.   Johnson,   of   the Harbor  Lumber   Co..   returned    on Sunday  morning   from     a    month's visit   to  AH tinea polis.  ���������  ���������*  t  ���������  t  ���������  t  Our Christmas  J'tock is Complete  (.'iilld.-irly .'(.id J****'*' iiMal"'i*t..*-^li*'ii(c(:  Wy can unit, you in MIRRORS  *'it(i(.*r in nt.vlc (.1* price.  OUR   PERFUME   & ATOMIZER  8TOCK never wan l.-irrcer i.r Letter.  OUR FANCV OHOCS-ATE PACKAGES arc tlio liaml-ionKMt to be luid,  coinpriMin*? Uicclioice.nt, from WEBB'S,  8TEWART*8, and MCCORMICK'S.  OUR STOCK OE BOOKS AND  CARDS in IruR*!' tiivl viiriori.  GIVE    US   A    CALL.  I   iOalter ������ews. Phm. 3.,  ��������� Druggist and 8tationor.  *������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������*  Alex. Moore.- C.  pen ter. died in the  Hospital. Karnloopi  disease last week.  ���������Sny I aren't you going to treat youj-  self t'i a couch for Christmas. Xo  hiinie-^hi^������niii\il������iA^~v2itl'iol.iu=:t^-g<'xyi-  coach, we have some swell ones, John  K.  Wood.  .1. M. Ward, a well known resident  of Nelson, and brother of .Mr. K. K.  Ward, late manager of the Molsons  Bank irr this city, died on Tuesday  Inst in Nelson of pneumonia.  II. M. S. Flora was successfully  taken from the rocks at Village Pont.  Vancouver Island, on Friday last  after being lied rip for eight days.  The Flora is now irr dry dock at  Ksquimalt being repaired.  The Knights of Pythias contemplate  giving a ball on tire llth Februai-y  next, (Valentine's Day)- It goes without saying that it wili be. a success a.s  the Knights arc noted for their-ability  to entertain.  Mr. If. Perry-Leake, of Revelstoke,  is in the city, says the Vancouver  World, to superintend the, over-hairl-  of the plant which was recently purchased by the Iron Mask Company to  prrt, irr orr their property at  Kamloops.  Terrible Regan, the* pugilist, was  sentenced t.o three yen-rn irr the penitentiary by Judge Henderson at Vancouver last; week. Regan was found  guilty of holding up n young man :  named Slater on the streets of Van- j  couver arrd relieving Irirn of all his '  cash and watch.  ��������� Well! Lord bless irs, the amount  of Xrrras presents we are selling is ,������*  corker. People nro commencing to  realize the sensible suggestion we  rrrade last week in advising them not*  to spend their money in worthies**  Xmas presents, but to buy something  useful. What docs any other comfort  amount to if you have rrr.t a cosy  borne. Home, without a mother or  wife is no good, hut home without  tasty furniture is still worse. John  E. Wootl.  Messrs. Rcss of Fernie, and Dr.  King of Crat*brook, members of the  local house, passed through for their  homes yesterday from Victoria.  The Salvation Army will hold their  Christinas' tree .-.ervice on Monday,  Dec. 21st. A ptogramme will be  rendered by the. children. All tiro  welcome. A collection will Ire taken  at the door to defray expenses.  A Xew York special says thc Fven-  ing Post of (hat city predicts the  defeat of the .Liberals in Canada at  the: forthcoming elections, owing to  the alienation of the extreme protectionists-and the discrediting of tin*  Grand -Trunk Pacilic scheme.  The .Herat,.-? regrets to announce  the death of Frank Berger wliieli Look  place at the hospital this morning.  The news c������f the death of this promising young man who has battled for-  life so long in the hospital will be  received with general regret throughout the city and the bereaved mother,  brothers and sisters will have tlieir  sympathy.  '-..., Sale by Auction  We have a lot of old truck which  we would like to get rid of. IL isrr'c  over forty-five years old, and of course  if it was any good we would keep it,  but being that itis as old fashioned as.  Adam and will tumble to pieces a.s  you pack it home, we prefer to sell it.  If you have any sense come and buy  some new furrrituio which is up-to-  date and costs no moie than the old  rubbish which theyareglad togitridof.  We will give straight 10 per cent  off all purchases from now to the  Xew Year.  JOHN E. WOOD.  Tin*: Peoi'le'sFurnituuk House.  dead engineer leaves  children in this city.  n wife and three.  Card of Thanks  I wish to heartily thank the dear-  spinsters (especially the more ancient  ones) who so nobly responded to my  appeal last week. I did a rushing  week's business and hope the dear-  girls will redouble their ell'orts from  now to (he new year. This running  1 in -single harness don't amount to anything: The next harness 1 liny will h?  for two. Chrildren's cribs, double  ! beds, cradles, etc., in great variety.  JOHN E. WOOD,  Tn*fi People's Fuhnituke House.  t  Arc conspicuous by their variety this year. If you  wish the latest London or Paris Novelty take one of our.  Snowflakc Zebelines, or, if you wish to buy a more  dressy gown, buy a German Bnoadcloth and have it  made with Medallions and Pendant Trimmings.  DRESS MAKING.  "V/e Fear Nae Foe."  MISS  LEE, who has charge of Our Dressmaking,  Department  will be delighted to talk over the  latest  fashions with   voir and   give  you the proper  style   in'  dress if vou entrust her with vour orders.  NEW   IDEA   PATTERNS.  NO PAT TE RN   OVER TEN CENTS.    We  >vill  guarantee them to be the best' in the market.  W. J. GEORGE, KEN���������  Call and See Our New Goods.  -Q*  i Christmas is jffhead  gut we are Ahead of 'Xmas  ��������� >i  ���������  a  a  a  o  a  a  a  a  a  a  a  a  a  a  a  a  a  a  With the most complete stock of FURNITURE ever  exhibited in Kevelstoke. Kverylhing which adds to the  comfort of a home and makes life worth living will he  found at  K* ftowson 8 Co.'s furniture Store.  SPECIAL REDUCTIONS TO CASH PURCHASERS.  a  *********099*******9************o*************aaa***\  M������M*43dA^^MM^^^M3rn(MMMM)til3������3(<(<*������c*]  \as  Public School Closing   .���������  The public schools close tomorrow  for1 the Christmas season. Principal  .Millar and stair extend an earliest  invitation to the parents of the  children io Ire present tomorrow  morning during the closing exercises.  Fatal  Accident on  the C. P. R.  Wiy>"ri"|.;i*i, Dec. 11. A .serious accident occurred on the Ijeloraine sec-  lion of the C. P. R. this morning, a  few minutes past 8 o'clock. K/rginecr  Graham, of Winnipeg, was killed, and  Fire-nan Chambers and Dagg.igeiiian  Nicholson, both of this city, were  injured.  The accident happened about four-  arid-a-half rrriles east of Killarney.  Passenger train No. II, with Kngirreer-  G-raha.in af, the throttle, was ploughing  its way through small drifts of srrow  that had fallen as it, result of the  storm, when the engine struck a, dr in,  thai, had been packed d"wrr hard and  solid. The engine left the. track, derailing with it tho bnggnge-cnr, mail  and smoking-car. Two passenger  coaches nnd a. tourist cur' in the train  did irot leave llu; tracks. None of the  passengers on the train, which wa.s  not very heavily loaded, were injured.  Fngineer Orahiuir was badly cut np  and was instantly killed. The injuries fo Firuruan Chambers aro serious, and ho will probably die. Nicholson was but slightly injured.      The  Elections February 15th  Montreal, Dec. 1*1.���������The Star  Alonday says that it is learned from  authoritative source thai (he Dominion  i elections will be held February loth,  and that Liberal candidates all over  C.iiirida have been notified that this  will be the date.  nm; ,jj  HEADQUARTERS  FOR  SANTA CLAUS  CHRISTMAS GOODS  Jrrxt Opened Up.  =-GANDIES-  TO.BACCOS  PIPES, ETC.,  al tire usual price.  HORACE MANNINC,  MeKon/.i-u  Avunne,  ������  i&XWMtV'lW*^  ��������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  I WOOD  FOR SALE  ���������BIRCH  FUR     -  IIEMJ-OCK-  CEDAR-  SS.OO  $4.50  S4.50  83.50  Apply lo ���������  A. Cowie   j  CITY RESTAURANT X  First  Street. T  ���������������������*���������������������**���������*������������������������������-������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������*���������(>  BALED HAY  FOE SALE���������Three Hundred Tons-  No. I pis-uric Hay. For particulars  and p-rices address  ^f^M^kr^Ml     Vou Have a Prescription  You want it Prepared J  Correctly !i|  The most important part of  business is prrtting up Prescriptions. There is no store where  this feature has more careful at-;  tention than here. " .*,  Bring 113'your  next  Prescription }[  and havo it prepared by a  careful V  and capable Druggist.  Our Dispensing experience enables  us to guarantee accuracy. . -   .,  Fresh Pure. Drugs arriving daily, fl  also a stock of toilet articles.  ���������r. .a.. bxjok:i3:a.2i4:  THK KBB CHOSS DRUG STOIiK   '  We aro sacrificing* Prices on Toys to olear out otook.   Bring* the Children Along.  .*���������*. .***. .**% .*!*. .4*. .-t*. .-i*. .-t*. .*!*. .4r. -*-*--. .-d*. .***-. .-fr. ������t. .*fr. .r. .'j*. .*t*. ������t������ .4*. fr. .*fr. ."f*. .*fr*. .*!**.  'J.*- 'X* ���������i' "X l4������* "X *4.* 4* "X* *���������" "���������*��������� ty ty ty ���������"���������   4* ty ty ty 4*   ���������*"*   4* ty ty ty ty  f XMAS IS COMING t  MACDOKALP& MONHIlBIflLlflEIROuLf  ���������fi  THIS   IS   WHAT   WE   INTEND   DOING   FOR  OUR CUSTOMERS UNTIL JAN. ist. 1904.  i lbs. Seeded Raisins   *t lbs. Currants        SOc       fi-Oo  Out* Price is   ������B  3 lbs. I>iiyei- Raisins..'       Otic  2 lbs. Morris Peel        40<j  -for the Lot.  1 Bottle Lemon       ir.c  1 Bottle Vanilla.        I5c  3 lbs. Cranberries ......        50c  Will Change any  3 lbs. Mixed Nuts....:   .....    75c  *-  -  - *   --*    -   --   8 lbs. Granulated Sugar   .....    50c  Order to Suit  10 lbs. Brown Sugar   ."..;.   50c'  I Box Japanese Oranges ....  .....    75c  Customer.  4 lbs. Mixed Biscuits   ,    Total.......;...;....  .....    50c  .... $5 80  i-                               CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE ty.  .            Now we will talk'about Crockery and Glassware. In this ������i  line we have a complete srock and would ask you to call '^  'l-            and see us. tyr  f          GENT'S FSRNISHINGS���������Our stock of Neckwear,  Sus- ty'  j.���������         penders, Ready-Made Clothing, Boots and Shoes,  Shirts ji.  Caps, ete. is the nicest assortment ever brought to this "i*  t            city.   AVe defy competition in this town and  that no 4jp  .            Fastern hand-me-down house can compete with us in A.  price and quality. if  I ..MACDONALD & MONTEITH.. |  *                                                FIRST   STREET. ^  .-���������r*-. .+* (*���������*������������������������ ***** **t* ������*j** A r't* *4** **}** ftt tTi fa I TTI fftt fTl '"tt t*\a\ *"t* '^ **t* ���������'t* **t* ���������^"'- ****������������������ '"t*  H* **V l*V *> l4- l*V l*V 4-   *   *V   " ���������%* l*f *V l*V l*V '-J-1 l*V ,+l l*' ,4������l l������K V 'V.'V l������P  Ofcfs L amfc-er and H. D. Gc.  ubscribeforthe Herald  f:���������t'AlT'C>t'T;������������������?***'t���������'^',,'',***'J,,' * *'


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