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 m  ���������SH8W  r  \\ '"'WO      *  }        ���������  i  .-���������^AJSTX)  RAILWAY  EN'  URNA1  Vol    XIV: NO.  23  REVEJLSTOKE B. C.   THURSDAY,   DECEMBER   10, 1903  $2 OO a Year in Advance      fj  MAIL ORDER DEPARTMENT.  WRETE FOR SAMPLES.  NT STORE'  f  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 vear. 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.  v>  k  h  i  w  Is*  J*  w- ���������  if  Iu4  ���������&  I  !**������..  :i  Toys Department  DOLLS���������10 inch kid bod v* Sleeping Dolls.  12   inch ^Dressed     Dolls    with  Bonnets and Shoes    Rubber     Dolls,     Negro    Dolls,  Clowns   CHILDREN'S SET T-ABLKYVARl'J..���������  Children's China Sets..'Joe   ,75c    $1  Wash Set���������Tub. Pail, Ringer.letc.  Children's"Sets Table Cutlery SI  CHILDREN'S BOOKS���������  Golden Hour, Stories of the Bible,  Nursery Tales, Santa Claus, Robinson Crusoe.  DRESSERS���������(different sizes)--$l 23   $1 50  '   Dolls, Cats, Rabbits. Horses, Balls,  Banits,   Mouth     Organs.     Horns,  Cups,   Mugs.   Baby   Rattles,  etc.,       -^-  all the way from... Kit- loe Tiie. .'l*i<r 50e  Come   aiid   bring   the , cliildrcn.    It'will  be  ���������worth any persons time to see our display.  .Joe  $2 00  35c  $1 50  75c  .*?! 25  $1 75  A Pair of Beots or  Shoes  is a, vevy Suitable and  Useful Gift.    Here is Our List:  Ladies' Fine Shoes S2 50   $3 50   $5 00  Ladies' Felt Juliet Shoes     fti 25  Ladies' Lined Buskins   Misses' Felt Juliet Shoes   Men's Hockey (Patented) -.   Men's aird Boys' Fancy Home Shoos   Romeo���������$2 75.  " Fancy Velvet..  Aligators .". j   Children's Leggings. Lambs Wool Sole**.  Dryftei  $2 00  85c  $3 50  $1 25  $1 25  Etc.  FOR  REVELSTOK  Big   Gathering:   of  Curlers   to   Meet     Here   in  January���������Three Officers from  this city Elected.  Thanks   to the uiicensing efforts of  BY f EI.EQRAPH  Kootenay  Grand Trunk Pacific Deposit to  be put   up   Saturday���������Russia  Building   Forts   in    Thibet-  Other News.  Victoria,   Dec.     10.���������The     House  ftti r*l*i r*Ti fti fti 1*1*1 i*Ti ft- fti fti fti ft* fti f*Tn t't'i i*l*i f*fri iTTn ***t*i **c**- *l*i ft\ ftt fti fti  *&*&*$?*$?*$? ty ty ty**Jty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty  *$*> '    ���������*���������'  ty  ty  II.   A.   Brown, Revelstoke will ho  the   ,11,lt'-i H"A progress on the Assessment  scene of  the   animal   bon.'piel of .the   Act    in     Committee   Yesterday,  and  ,1 would    probably   have     disposed   of  the measure, had it not been that the  \  FOR MEN���������Silk Handkerchiefs.75c   SI 00  Shaped Neck Scai fs and  Dress Shirt ,,  Protectors .. .75c   $100   $1 50 S2 00  Xmas Ties 50c   05c   75c $100  . ���������   Gloves���������Silk   lined    and    nrrlinod  Suede and Kid gloves.. $1 50   *iil 75 $2 50  Silk Umbrellas'!...$5   $0 50   $7 50 $0 00  House Coats and Dressing Jackets. $10 00  Fancv   Suspenders,  in  Christmas  Boxes $100   $125 $150  '     Pipes?. $1 00"  $1 50 $2 00  ���������   -      Pipes in Cases $2 50   $3 50    $5 $0 00  Brush Sets $2 75 $3 00  Cuff Links $1 00   $1 50   $2 50 $5 00  Tie Pins 50c.    75c $100  Travelling Sets in Cases $1 00 $0 00  ��������� '   Pocket   Cutlery,     Field    Glasses,  Musical Instruments, etc  Inkstands 75c   $1 00 $2 50  Ormala Gold Clocks  $5.00*.  LADIES* DEPARTMENT.���������  Novelties   and Suitable. Gifts for  Ladies both young and old.  Four vards  Silk  Waist Lengths.  ' Fancy Silk, in boxes.$2 75   $3 50   $150  5*1 to 7 yards  Dress  Lengths,   col-  "ored and Black, nicely put up in    .  Fancy Boxes $1 00   $7 50   $10 00  Ladies'Gloria and Silk .Umbrellas   $100   $0 00   $7 00   $0 00   Ladies' Kid Gloves, lined_nnd__iui- _      lined, Colored" and Black.. 10c   $125   $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   $1 00   $1 50  Dressing Cases $3 00 .$() 50  Brush Sets.  .$2 75  $2 00  $15 00  $3 50  Chill'on,. Sequien Trimmed Fans..   $1 75   $2 25   $2 70   $3 00  Tennerifl'e Lace rind  Battenhurg.  Prices 75c   $ 1 00   $ 1 50  I'll*- Collarette Caperines    $5 (X)   $7 50   $10 (XI  Silk Dress Waists... .$(( 00   $S 50  $5 00  $2 00  $20 00  $10 00  A careful study of this list will show vou special  price-, for thc qualities offered.  NETS-j-ALL KINDS���������Pecans.   Almonds,  Walnuis, Bra-tils,  new  and Perfectly  ��������� Fresh > 2."ic. per lb.  Shelled Almonds, Walnuts., etc 50c pez: lb.  Lemon, Orange ami Citron Peel...-...'. .20,: per Ib.  Raisins���������Valcncias, Frssh Fruit, O. S . .15c per lb.  "       London Layers.' 25c and 35c per lb. '  Mu.-catels. (New Goods) loic per- lb!  '*       Golden Sultanas .*. 17c per lb.  Cleaned Kai>ins and Currants in packages   12Ac per lb.  Cooking Figs I2ic per lb.  Eating Figs .' 25c per lb.  Shipper- Cocoanut in packages or  bulk.  New Chocolates and Coeoanuts.. 10 and 50c per lb.  Navel Oranges 10c and 50c per box  Japanese Oranges 75e per box'  Spanish Grape*. New Apples  Xmas Candies 25c 50c and 75c per lb.  New Chocolates and  Bon  Bons  in  fancy  JPaekages 10c and 75c per Ib.  Crustnlized Fruits in Boxes 30c and 50c pet- lb.  Van Camp's Plum Pudding -10c and 75c per lb.  Fruit Cai.es...".    10c. each  Kootenay Curling Association early in  January.     This was decided upon at  the annual meeting of the society held  in Rossland on Friday last.     Beyond  the location for the bonspiel there was  little business other than the election  of   officers, which  resulted as follows:  Judge Foriii' (Nelson)���������Patron.  J. S. C. Fraser (Rossland) -President.  II.   A.   Brown   (Revelstoke)���������Vice-  president.   .  M. L. Grimmett (Sandon)���������Vice-  president.  Peter E. Wilson (Nelson)���������Vice-  president.  F. B. Lewis (Revelstoke)���������Secretary-  treasurer.       *   - '    ,  Rev. C. A-. Procunier (Revelstoke)���������  Chaplain.    J  Executive council���������Robert W. Gri-  gor (Rossland), Dr. R. B. Boucher  (Phoenix). J. A. Russell (Greenwood),  George L. Sinclair (Golden), G. S. McCarter and D. M. Rae (Revelstoke).  It will thus bc-seen that Revelstoke  has three oflicei;s and two members of  the executive committee, a much  lai-ger number than allotted to airy  Other town. " The Heh.vt.d devil, who  is an enthusiastic curler-, was so overjoyed to hear* the liiu event was coming here that, aft era pickle o' whnsky.  he evolved this specimen of arr aerost ic:  Broon'N a* richt*s-a "music marine cunnine**, al spioriri.-  Xne (loot to. |.,on*,|ii(il Mil! bo guid,  Sued'*-*** ho'*** no' n' reurrrr.  I'll a' ttbdot that llcvr-Mokc  Is gimri rim lia'o ilKi'mc-Hiii':  Kxi-euk a. innekle eroml o' Mlk.  >        hubhl gi'e Lhem kindlie i-rcclln'.  night sitting was abandoned to avoid  conflict with party caucuses, called for  this evening. The adjournment took  place at 0 p. m. until to-morrow at 2  p.m.  Ottawa, Dec. i).���������A cable received  in the city today, from London, stating that the Grand Trunk Pacific deposit, of $5,000,000 would be put up on  Friday or Saturday, at the latest. It  U understood that all the arrangements have heen made.  Purcrx, Dec. 9��������� It is -.fated tliat  Admiral Alexieff, Russian Viceroy in  thc far east has abandoned his proposed visit to St. Petersburg owiirg tu  the situation iu the far east.  Hay, Oats, Bran, Shorts, Feed Wheat,  Flour, Rolled Oats, Etc.  Bacon,  Hams,   Eggs,  Groceries  and  Canned Goods, Etc., Etc.  4*1 ORDERS SHIPPED SAME DAY AS RECEIVED  Sena toi  ,' rrrade,  ii and Glassware  Nice Gifts and very acceptable.  Children's Cup and Saucers 10c   15c   25c  Men's Moustache Cups and Saucers .. .75c to $1 25  Lades' Fancy  Cups and Bon  Bon  dishes    35c   75c   $1 75  Fruit and Salad Bowls". 75c to $3 50  Cake Plates, each .T7  Japanese Biscuit Jars   Fruit Gallops   Flower Urns $1 00  Flower and Fern Vases   Cocoa Jugs    Fancy Water Set*.   Olive Dishes   Glass Fruit Diches   Dinner Sets   Tea Sets   New Cut Gla****, the real thing.  China.    Tiffony Art Glassware,  ling   Crystal   Gins-wine   are   ���������  arrivals.    Vou must see  them  your coming.   35c to $1 50   $1 00 to $1 50       $1 7-"*  $1 50 S2 50 $5 00  ,...SI 25   to   $3 50   $1 00 to $1 00  ...SI 25   1 50   1 75   25c   50c   75c  ....j ..25c 35e 50c  ....S12 00 to $20 00  ..    $1 50 to $10 00  Royal  Hungarian  .    American Spark-  among    the    new  and   we  welcome  Hardware   Department.  Boys'Tool Chests-r-$i.oo to S.oo.        Sleds.���������$i.oo    1.50    2.50    2.75.      Skates.���������S5C  $1.00    2.25. Razor Strops.���������75c.    ipi.oo    $1.30. Pocket Knives. ��������� 10c. to $2.50  CUTLERY AND SILVERWARE.���������Silver Knivesand Forks, 1 dozen in boxes���������$6.50  RiFLES (Savage) 22-Calibie Repeating, New Mode! '     $20.00  3-03 " " .....        $25.00  REVOLVERS,- (Iver Johnston.���������$7.00 and $7.50.     Shot Guns (double barrel)���������$15.00  AVe present here only a partial list nf items in stocks we are showing as sp ice forbid*, any  further extension. With an increased st.itl' of Sales People we carr ensure Prompt attention to every customer'.  JAt.Home.   '  One of lhe most vhaririing social  events of tho^ season, took place, in tlie  Selkirk II* 1 !*;'hCSt*.' night, when Mrs.'T.  Kiipjuicki.-irirs. G..S.,FJnidt and Mrs.  (S. S. McCarter' were "at home" to  their man" friends. The evening was  devo.ed, to dancing which was participated iii by ahout fifty couple. The  dance differed from other affaiis of  this kind by the fact that even the  mure staid of the grrests entered into  the evening's amusement with a vim  seldom witnessed on such tceasions.  This was accounted for no doubt by  the excellence of the music which was  supplied by an orchestra composed of  JMr. AlcOorniick (violin), Mr. J.Taylor ('cello), Mr. Humphreys (piano).  Refreshments were served at midnight  and during the' interval extras were  contributed hy Mrs. McCarter', Mrs.  Ludgate and Miss Cli He. The following wa.s the programme Of dunces:   .< "ilrilMi Fleet"   "lili-ire rt' a more"     ������������������Caiiiidiiin Oirl"   '* Whispers (if Love"   '-Voi-wncN*,"   ' -runsec a loi"   *��������� llu mi in** (if Koine"  Henrressy'sThree Star Mixturo"   "Merry England"   "Love Irr a Mr si"   "Jolly Friars"  .... "MeGl 11 tv'*> Moreh"  .... "Happy "ThoughIs"   "Don I'cdro"  , .."Dorrrryhrook Ktiir"  "Lobsters Promenade'   "Licblcirr*   "Hennessy Again'   "Gloomy (Jus"  "'rmuiiiercl'  Washington, "Dee. I),  Morgan. speaUng in the Senate  a, strong speech against President.  House-veil for the course he took on  the Panama question. He declared  that the Presid.'rt had i'.ilicn irrto a  trap arrd as a4 lesnlt tlie .jtaU-s were  now practically al vwu '.villi Colombia.  HliitLlN, Dec. 9.���������Ir, is staled that  the new German lariit will noi go into  effect until-January lilOii.  London, Dec. 0.���������It is reported tlicit  Itiissi.ms are "oiiildiii^ two fort*, in  Thibet and are preparing tu resist the  jBrilish expedition.  Washington, Dec. i)���������A brief 011  behalf of J. P. Morgan and his asso-  'ciafcl-s wa.s fyleil in Lhe' Northern  Securities Co.'s case, todriv They  claim tliat the so-called inergei- was  entirely lawful.  .***. .���������ir. **K .***. .****. .*K .*t*i t*h i***"*!  ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty  "Vif  s  Wc 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    ���������  o ��������� 1 1 * *    < ' ���������  9   ��������� ���������  5^  1���������Lancer.-,..  ���������2���������Walrz   .���������'��������� I'uo-Mvi'..  ���������1���������whiiz..:..  .*>���������   llilnrv..  tt���������Waltz   7���������Two-step..  !>���������lersev   9���������Lancers ...  IU��������� >' allz   II���������Wuliz   12���������Two-itep...,  lit���������Waltz    ll-Mililary....  1.1���������Larreers   1(1���������Two-mop   17���������Waltz   18���������Jersey   Ill���������'1 wn..slop   ���������20���������Waltz  -   Socialist   Officers   Missing.  V.iNcouVElt, Dec. 7.���������Ernest Burns;,  treasurer, and Miss Merrill, secretary  of the Socialist party in British Columbia, arc missing from tlieir offices.  They have not been seen since Friday  and it is reported that Ihey caught  the ���������ltatnonii that evening with the  intention of being married. The  e.lopmenl together with the fact that  the treasury is left empty���������no one can  say that it had anything in it���������furnish  t he sole absorbing topic of discussion  in socialistic circles.  The Nelson "Daily News of the Sth  inst. has the above despatch.  ��������� God Save the King."  )-  G- B.  DEPARTMENT   STORE.  EVERYBODY WELCOME.  EVERYBODY WELCOME  MacGowan-Forrest   The Vancouver World announces  the marriage,of Mr. Lyle Macgowan  lo Miss Eva, Forrest, formerly of  Hovelstoke in thu following :  Thu borne of Mr. nnd Mrs. A. B.  Forrest, 021 .lervis street, was tire  scene last night of a veiy interesling  wedding, when, the eldest, (laughter',  Miss Kva Forrest, was married to Mr.  L,ylu Macgowah, son of ilr. A. IJ.Ji.  iMacgowari, M.IM'., and Mrs. Mnc-  gowau. Tin* ceremony was performed  by Itev. 71. J. Wilsoti, Jl. A��������� pastor  of St. Andrew's Presbyterian church,  in the presence of a few inliiiiale  friend**. The, bride wore a brant il'ril  gown of silk brocade, with regulation  bridal veil arid orange blossoms and  carried a r-liowei- bncjuut of white  ruses and cttrnations. The bridesmaids wero PJiss Nettie I'"*oricsL, sister  of the bride, (ind All's*. Bahcocc. Aliss  l-'orresl \v.(S ilies-ed in blue rilnbatross  trimmed with while rrpplirpre and  carried a boiii|iiet of' piijk and while  carnal ions, while Mi*** l-jahcock wa- in  re.-eda green voile, with -teeltriinriring  Air. J'TT rrl Jln/'gowan, limlh'r nf Unguium, was Ihe best man.  After- the ceremony the invited  guests sat,down to a wedding repa-l,  rifler which the happy couple loft on  the steam, r City of S.*afllc on 11 short  weddir.g li-iji,  Upon their return th.-y willtalce up  their residence al. the corner oflJelirrc-  fcen and Granville streets. The young  couple wero the recipients of numerous wedding giflu from their ninny  friends, who wish them every success  in lifc.j '  A Strong Government.   -  The McBride Government in British  Columbia, finding it impracticable to  bring the expenditure of the Province  dowrr to the level of the revenue, has  undertaken to raise the revenue to the  lev'elJof-the expenditure.��������� -Tho step is  one which requires more than ordinary  courage. Under a series of weak  administrations, British Columbia has  got into what can only bu described  nn financial straits, ft was fairly  easy to borrow and very easy to spend,  and whatever ministers did not do  they did do (Irese   two.  Then then* was a surrender to the  railway promoters, and large pi'os-  pective Jiabilities were added to large  actual obligations. A deficit was the  ordinary result of each lliiancl.il year's  operations. The nuiu'c end of .**u'"h  coliililion*. would be b iiil.riiptcy. Ail.  Alclii'ide's policy is (i"*.ignc(l to si-wil.  this, ll, is Ihc-only were policy. It i*  the policy of n  h'l'oiig  m.in  aware  of  !���������  .d  Continue to make Good Progress���������Important Deals Concluded in both Camps ���������  Progress at Poplar.  (From Our Own Corretpoiideni.)  Cami-ok**.'*-;. B. C, Dec. 7.���������Another  important mining deal took place here  the other day. C. XV. AlcCrossan, of  Los Angeles, acquired the Alma group  011 Pool cr-eek sorrre three miles above  the Oyster-Criterion. I understand  extensive work will be commenced in  the spring.  All the debts of the old Northwestern company have been paid. The  reconstructed corporation, tbe Gold  Finch Co., will start work early in thc  spring.   ���������  There is a lot of work being done on  the Beatrice and a lot of ore will lie  rawhided out when the snow gets in  good bhape. The new trail will prove  a great convenience.       A. G. Street, who insCilled the  Oyster-Criterion mill, is receiving  many congratulations on the smoothness with which it is working.  The water works are practically  completed and water-should be turned  oil this week or early next.  G. K. Northey has purelm.-ed tho  business and good will of thc/'Mini-r''  and will conduct, it in future.  There will be heavy .shipment.- from  the Lucky Boy   ne-nr Trout Lake, this i holiii  winter-. E, Vipond will do the packing, j .Mini  High Mtick-a-Muck Eagles.-  At il's meeting" on Thursday last,  Bevelstoke Aerie, No. 432, F. O. E ,  elected - officers for tbe year 1901, as  folloiis:  P. "UYPres.���������E. G. Burridge.  XV. Pros.���������J. E. McLean.  XV. Vice-Pres.��������� J. Theo. Wilson.  XV. Chap.���������J. H. Robinson.  XV. Sec���������H. Cooke.  W. Treas.���������AV. E. McLauchliii.  \V. Cond.���������R. J. Stuart,  r. G.���������T. Roussel.  0. C���������Hugh Ross.  Trustees���������J. G. MacdonaJd, J. If.  Robinson and \V. Borne!!.  They will be installed tonight. The  Aerie also decided to hold a grand  nirii-qucrade ball irr the Opera House  on New Years eve. An energetic-  committee has- tbe matter in hand and.  they ai-e already arranging several new  feature.**. Tt is possible there will be a*  Kanr^iroo Quadrille and the well  known Eagle invention, Angel Footsteps. All dancers should reserve this  date. Half the proceeds will go to tho  Library fund.  Annual Meeting.  The first annual meeting of the  shareholders of the Revelstoke & McCullough Creek Hydraulic Mining Co.  was held iu the office of Sibbald and  Field on Tuesday afternoon when'the  .eleclionjif _offi<_er-_ touk-place and the   report of the manager. Mr. .T. D. Sibbald was read which showed the  affairs of the companv to lie in flrst  cln*s shape. The following were the  officers obvited:  \V. AI. Brown. President.  John P. Alori-ow, Vice-president.  J.   D.   Sibbald,  .Seci-etary-tre-isiirei*  and Manager.  nirectors-C.   F.   Lindmark and C  M.   !��������� reid,   ltevelstoke,   and  A.   Chis-  and   .1.   IJ).   Harris, of   Duliith,  thc i;e-pini-iliililic- nf hi- position  is   Iruitcil   that   lire   Legi-lal die  people of i'ri i-     ''n-i'iiUi   ".''I   '���������.'(   e  the kiiowi'.l���������c .       '       ���������  pl 0)Ml**('ll,   (���������.*   Sll.,,' .      1     '   * (���������  cation of it; liccius. onl.i bv- -nch  si Ming action can the PiMvince's honor  be maintained.���������Montreal Gazette.  l''d. Ndglr. of the well kii"wn firm ol  ll-isloii and Na^k> the big fui'm.-i-  chants ..I J'Tdiri.inlon and 111. McKenzie rivei', spenl. a. lew days last, week  ou a visit, to his brother, G. B, ,Naglu  nt KcvolstolsO. lr* sp.eaMitg of tin-  towns ill thn west Air-. N.'igfo said that,  in bis, opinion, Kdnionlon would he  the Largest inland city in Caiirtd.i i-.i a  lew yeiirii,  ��������� It is well worth your while lo carefully read over C 11. Hume ei Co's.  comprehensive list of suitable ^iftsand  presents on first page of this issue  something for husband, wife, broth.er  or .sweotU'.'ui't.  U'roin Our On 11 Corrcimndcnt I }  Poi-l.Alt. Dec. 7.���������The Great Northern Afine-, Ltd., ai-e dning go..d work.  Th" Lucky Jack tunnel is hi 3-51 feel  and (10 feet his been driven in the  cr isscul. lunnel 011 th" Swede group.  Vs-.iys from the latter average -<���������>!(>  for 1 he whole  width nf  the If', lodge.  Tli.*   Kcntilinl,   (11iiH'u'->)   gunip  h.i  Conservative Conventions.  The Provincial Liberal-Conservative Association bus fixed Wednesday!  Junriaiy Orb, a.s the date for holding a  convention lo nominate a candidate to  contest Kooteuay at the Dominion  election.    The convention will be held '   ���������  at Nel-on and each   Provincial   riding  liuerr .vcpiircd bv (' Khler-s and".vine ( w."* ,je entitled to five delegates. The  (o slrind men for iflii.'tyj, ion p,*i* cent i Liberal-Conservntivt* convention to  lo ��������� n. ! nominate a candidate to contest Yale-  '���������1 irqui** a-id Giib-it hni'--hippid  -Mil -acr-s of high gr-.ide 011- to the  Tin 1 sin.-Iter.  Gu.-t. Berg and otheis who own  ionic' valuablu claim- on Poplar creok  have been doirrga lotef work. On the  Hecla a tunnel his been <lri*.vn ,71 feet  showing up a 12 inch vein ,if gou-l  lean galcn;*,. Oo t he Va'iilaiia and  Poplar ihey hnvi. a '75 foot tunnel  which expos/'- a 3 ft, vein of high  grade concentrates.  There is an 18-inch vein of good  looking galena exposed 011 the Red  and Blue claims.  Carri boo at the" Ooiuiiiion election will  be held in Kamloops on January 14th.  Auction  Sale.  I   am   instructed   to   sell  by public  auction the honsajiold- furniture, etc..  nf   Air.   Geo.  F;   Ristcen.' for further  particulars seo hand bills later.  J. W. Be.v.vbtt,  Auctioneer,  Sons of England Officers.  At the regular meeting of the  i. B. S., on   Tuesday   evening.  S.O.  . , ,-,.   three  propositions for infriiibci-sltip were  considered and tho following officers  were elected for the ensuing vear:  Past President���������S. IJ). Crowle.  lH-esideiit���������T. B. Baker.  Vice-president��������� H, Parson.  ..Secretary���������H. Cooke.'  Trcasm-er*���������J. 1. Woodrow.  Physician���������Dr. Chipperfield.  Kii-stConimitt-eeman��������� W. G. Watsons  Second. ������������������ -T. Skinner..  Third " ���������R.Ramsay.  Fourth��������� " -���������H, a. Morris.  I..G.���������A.Harris.  O..G.���������XV. Lawrence. '  Trustees���������S,  Necdhain,' sr.,   J. IL  Long.  P.  1  S  T  4  1  t  i  v  n  ���������Bl ..ii*. j. INTERPRETATION  of Life.  3>ERCY TKAKi.illli O1.T0N*. Curate ot*  xTSt. r*tcr's r*!>i:rc!i. State Strutit, Brooklyn.  <i  ��������� J"*������u.s* patih untn lhem. My meat ls to  tJo ih.- win of Him thm sent Me, and to  BcTe!*.  Mb work.���������St. John, iv., 3*1.  . Liie U a sreat desire. From thc  cry of the nr * -i om inr'ant to the sigh  oi tlie depart -ier .**oul there is a reaching out, a lo -.jing after, a never satis-  lied desire, for something beyond the  attainment o;  .lie present moment.  The soul o? rn-in is so constituted  tha: it eanno: re.-; satisfied in itself. It  ���������(aerds some object which it may desire  ������s the "sum-ticm hinttm," thc highest  -good; the al!-**i;;*fying end,'the final  happiness. In order to live one must  ���������desire.  TThcre is an old saying, "As Ions as  there is liie th**rc is hope." Wc can  ���������change that and say just as truly, "As  iong as there i'<* hope there is life."  Without hope, without desire, life soon  ���������} Jails, because lite is but a boundless  i .-hope, a great (icsire, an unfulfilled  ���������*      . .jBuest  :We know thit it sometimes happens  "*���������      ' that the flickering light of life in some  .tv������oul is kept alive by the power of an  ���������:-, intense desire���������that  when  the animal  ���������..strength is all gone and science looks  -'���������far the end there comes a new power  . -,7:to the rescue of thc soul struggling for  .*���������'���������   -J* longer respite, and the spark of life  .   '   '���������".*',is kept burning until the desire has been  V-Kratified,  until  the  message has been  -j--??';E**ven or the face of the beloved one  r-":;T.Jfcas been looked upon once again ere  >"-.   ��������� Jhe fainting sou! falls asleep.    And so  ���������������������������??'-lit -is with, the life of the world. With-  i , .put hope, without longing, without this  ,   *:*-:* a&mate   and    never-failing   desire,   the  - -EWorld would fall asleep and all things  ?��������� -jti������t������puld be as at the beginning. But when  ���������i/its*Sod created the heaven and the earth,  : fiy- %-r-*ier, in the eternities ot the. past there  f ��������� ar> ������anic forth the power of life, there was  ���������*���������������������������*������������������  -j&miayyed  up  m  that genesis  the pro-  "*-������-*.-tj**ejJ*c"':iJfF   upliiting,   expanding  force  of  *.*-.:-a;-great desire.    Never could that life  ���������f.-.t-n-renain silent or passive; it must, con-  ,       .*���������-.*��������� jscioiisly   or  unconsciously,   reach  out,  *: ,-. **Sdong after, work for some end*in the  -Jv. i,**tcr:Mties of the future.    So "through  i-.t" iV.She.ages one eternal purpose runs."  m -JLc: us understand, then, that our life  VV-* -5->is.-m.ide up o-T-rcsires���������that we are the  '->'- . ** >crea; ures of a hope which passeth. our  ���������/���������T-:* ij flinderstanciiiia: that we arc the product  ���������"���������';'���������; Tof.a'-l the.past '���������'efforts'.of life to reach  JT.**;'���������'���������"-J^V'-its T.nal destiny; that we are the con-  JT .���������.���������.servers oi the energies by which fu-  r::turc generations shall be enabled to  ..'.'-���������������    r.-rreach the goal  of  their quest.  .Let us realize that our happiness in  ;.thi������; world, that our life in' the future  -worl.l, thai ,j-:x contribution to the life  rci'.'ti*.*: ages-to. follow,-all depend upon  the choice an.1 .direction of our present  dci;:;s.    Let us grasp this fact and wc  v"!--"  'rcmbie  e: ���������_��������� we choose  the thing  -^SfJ:.-.f-_:iiaii  be  .-..preine in  our thought  ���������-jiiaii b,  ���������"*. rn: ���������   "ie.  "lb:;re J*.:v_- always been two ways by  r 'which man has iried to gain for himself  f'ihe ffesire oi i:fe.    The  first has been  ������Sby collecting  and ' surrounding himself  *** with  things  that  will  minister    to his  ������������������jibyvcal well being.    This is the prim-  v iry :*nd lo-vest conception of happiness.  ."'We  can   trace  it   back -to. thc   earlier  ���������stages  ol  life,  and it  probably    arose  . Tto'i: the irtst.r.ct of   self-preservation.  "T J he  other way  that man  has tried to  :'y  this  yearning  ior  a more  per-  Tiie is the cultivation of the intel-  .".ld the widening of the horizon of  lodge.   Keither in thc gratification  :.<; physical nor in the development  i ::  t'.-i. intellectual has man found the  j rv.C  r'or which he exists.  "lv-'��������� J now wc turn tP.tlic Great Inter-  ?r:'t oi Lift, the One who is Him-  ���������sci:' "the  Way and the Truth and the  '.'Li:  ."   What did Hc make thc supreme  an'T   ill-important   think  in   lite ;  The  an   . er   comes  without  hesitation,   the  Mo'-;;g of the will ot* God.    '"Jesus saith  u*.;*> them.  My meat i.- to do the will  ^^M^Jnijhaj^^nt TMe. and to finish His  T-ivi, .C"   The  wor'IU-Iia~s"^nWeT'"5ecii"a'  Uie   so   perfectly   happy,   because     no  ���������> oil. r life  has  been so   entirely  in  ac-  ���������''&������������������  ������������������KilS  ietX  ���������jc-'t  *C!*V������  31   I  \ -1*  V;  coi ' with the divine will. Jesus Christ  ��������� iar, ��������� not only to reveal, but to do tire  !* wil'. of the Fa:!icr,and because Me gave  ��������� . Ti-liviseli   in   perfect    obedience    there  ���������niuit have come to Him thc perfect  '  hap;iiness.  \Vc can realize the Desire of life.  ���������wc can attain unto perfect happiness  orriy in so ;':r ;is wc 's*ne ourselves to  ���������ihi doing oi ;he will or God. There  ��������� is i**o other \\::y. Everything niu-t be  -aip.Te subordinate and contributory to  .th.** oik:   =���������*:!>:��������� an:  aim,   to   do  the   ���������vili  ��������� 'of tiod.    EvcytTiing that conflicts with  ���������rfi:   will  ot  GmI  as revealed    through  *,    "Jc- :s Chris; -.r-st be given up without  '     -qr.-.tion   if   we   are   to   eritcr  into   the  - ,    iuitjss  of liie;  such as  the  Gospel of  '< ���������   *Ch.':stianity.  'I '-.c message is that happiness and  * i ���������ac-'.en and tire fulness of liie with God  , ;��������� are yours when you cm say with the  : ������������������ *laster, "My meat is to do thc will of  JifHi-n that scut Me, and to finish Hi������  ,.*4* *.work."'    Britain Rules the Waves.  Britain ruler the waver", say.** Tlie Dnlly  '.���������C'l-.ronlcle,   l*ui   =he   is   mil   .(l.l������   In   c*on-  ���������"crol the vhk *."'os*'  of  foreign   imisu lirlnK-  f.jiK  letters   lit   those   wliose   sorvlrc*-   cn-  ;ab!e her to  rnjlntaln li*ir |iroud  iircrriBa-  ��������� stive.    Hence  comes  lt  thut  a  naval oI'M-  -*.eer*s   Ulo   rs   -tot   always   a   liypj.y   une.  W'li*.-*i,   for Insirinee. nt   Hie reeoar   iimv.iI  -niaiioeuvrew   Hie   shlrm   put   in   at   I.mk'.m  "ii Portuif.d.  il w.iij evl i'-iir to tin* :n-.in-  r tst intelligence  tliat .-.unicirhln-c 1i;kI r;>>rie  ^���������wroii*p with   (tic  malls.     Hue yonriK  Hiitt-  -J-T.lcuienant   received  his  Bweettienrr'** l.'t-  t^Ier ia a. c.oiiiliti.ui  of pulp, with   Ihw lu.i  Bop lines of *.* ieh  pace still  Iniael. while  -���������mother   oft'-e *r,    who     know     that     lilt  "ileait's ������������������JellKlit would licit have f;il|..(l him  ���������!n   the mair������r  yf  letter-writing.   rcr������!lv<;d  '.loll-lng- at  nil.    The i.-xplnrmtinri,   th.iui.-li  ���������iinnlly  KOliit'l-'S.   wns   Hlrrii.le   c.ik.hkIi.   11  ->("*c*r.*s that  rhu l*(st rw*.--iry rnilen of rtie  t,r^c,R mall Journey Is per form ed hy rmiW*  ^!TI'.'*mc>r!v   nrrd   ������   hunirry   mule   hnd   nti-  ,3c!.i*fflred   to   satl.sfy   Uie   orn.vinr<.s   of   an  ���������snwijr Btomncli   with   (ho  ouljiourlrrKK  nf  -mat it hrvirta. -  Who Are the Battenbergs ?  Of the mrirrv inilliorrs of people ruled  by Jving Kdwurd it is very doubtful  whether muro than one or two hundred have a clear idea of the ab.o  of Ent-laiiil'a royul family, taking  into account the descendants- of  King George IH*'* tlrice sons, the  Dukes ot Kerrt, Cumberland (ind  Cambridge. To the great majority of  people it is a complete puzzle. Even in  .Victorian times there were numbers ol  persons in thia country absorbed to such  an extent in minding their own business  and that of their near neighbors that,  though instinctively loyal tb their good  Queen, and well content to be her *-uh-  jects, tlrey could never remember the  nameH of "Her Majesty's children beyond  the flrst three���������the Princess ltoyal, the  Prince of -Wales it ml Prince Alfred.  As for Queen Victoria's grandchildren,  especially those whose fathers were foreign princes, the average Uriton "gave it  up" if asked where the Hessians or Christians came from, and whether any one of  tlrem had a chance of the Knglish crown.  Ab regards the young Battenbergs, a disposition prevails to-dny to class all of  them as belonging to JPrincess Beatrice,  ���������whom many benighted creatures imagine  to be thc mother of Princess Alice, lately  betrothed to Prince Andrew of Greece.  In reality there arc two Battcnberg  sets���������three sons arrd one daughter, the  children of the late Prince Henry and  our late Queen's youngest daughter; and  two sons and two daughters, the children  of Prince JLouis and Princess Victoria ol"  Hesse, the latter being one of Queen  Victoria's foreign granddaughters. To  this second group docs Princess Alice of  Battenberg belong; and Princess Beatrice, instead of being her mammn, W  her great-aunt and aunt-in-law combined  The interesting young people included in  the two families are really German  Highnesses of but minor degree; but the  great affection felt for them by our lute  Queen seems to class tbem among "the  rest of the royal family" prayed for in  England's Established Church, and most  people wish them well, even though hasty  pijef their real name.* and titles.  So far, only one of Queen Victoria's  groat-granddaughters is married ��������� Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen, who he  came Princess Henry JXXX. of Reu;s in  1898, when abe was nineteen years ol  age, Her mother, Princess Charlotte ol  Prussia, waa younger���������-aged seventeen  years and seven months���������when she mar-  Tied the hereditary Prince of Saxe-Mein*  ingen, being anxious, so it was said, to  escape from the arbitrary control of he.  maternal parent, the then German Crown  Princess, afterwards the Empress Frederic���������who, in her turn, had become abridr  about two months after her seventeenth  birthday.  The first of the Victorian "Four Generations" pictures represented our late  Queen with these descendants, the eldest  (laugh ter,^ granddaughter and great-  granddaughter; and sentimental folk tc  whom this group appealed were somewhat disappointed that the venerable  sovereign passed away without figuring  in a five-generation tableau.  Princess Alice of England, Queen Victoria's second daughter, was not hurried  to the hymeneal nltar so early as her  elder sister, beiy.g more than nineteen  years of age when she became Princess  Louis of Hesse. Her eldest daughter  Victoria, was twenty-one at the time she  married Prince -Louis of Battcnberg; and  Princess Alice, of Battenberg is now  eighteen, and mny have to wart a while  before becoming n bride, her fiance being  a king's younger son, with no definite  income of his own.  JN"o photograph could be taken of  these four generations���������Queen Victoria,  Alice Grand Duchess of Hesse, Victoria  Princess Louis of Battenberg and Princess Alice of Battenberg���������for our late,  sovereign's second daughter died before  her eldest child was sixteen, and- saw  none of her family settled in life. England would probably have seen little or  nothing of any Battenbergs hnd not thc  death of the Grand Duchess Alice obliged  Queen Victoria to take special interest  in the motherless grandchildren at Darmstadt and their German relations, with  the result that this morganatic branch  of the Hessian line obtained her JMajes-  ty's favorable notice and a good place to  her match-making books.  Strawberry Jam.  If there is an agitation in which generalities will never aeeomplish anything, it i.-i the campaign against  impure and adulterated foods". The average man reads of the adulterants in general use, from the aristocratic-sounding  salicylic^ add^to^the=Jioinely^saiidjrr=t.he_  sugar, but he isn't nfraid. Providence,  or an inherited good constitution will .  save him somehow. Nothing will break!  up this serene frame of mind except con-'  cretc revelations of doctored food.a. Thus,  says the New York "Evening Po������t," too  wide circulation cannot be given to such  a, revelation as that just made by the  Minnesota State Dairy and Food Department about canned fruits. This i.s thc  season when the provident house-wife is  toiling over fragrant steaming kettles,  while the firm, fresh fruit Is metamorphosed into the appetizing array of jellies. It* is a great trouble, and they are  selling jams and jellies nt the. grocer'*  really more cheaply than you can make  them. Very well- Here arc preserved  strawberries made from a mixture of  timothy seed, glu**.iSO, aeids nnd sugar,  with flavoring and coloring matter. Raspberry jam is the same, except, for the  substitution of brnoin corn for the timothy. Picture, the great caldron with the  fire ready kindled. First the skilful  eook pour.s in water. Then comes a half-  peck of hayseed. Here is a dish fit for  the most fastidious���������linrsc. Then the  thick glucose and some sugar. Last  tomes a dnah of the nearest flavor to the I  strawberry that synt.liet.ic chemistry can !  produce. Water boil and caldron bubble. It is done, and here are. colored label* with pictures of the luscious fruit.  Sixteen dealers have heen prosecuted in  Minnesota since January 1 for selling  preserver* of this general class as "pure."  NAPOLEON CLERGUE AT THE PASSAGE OF THE SOO.  Cost of Pasteurizing.  Grand  Larceny.  A aarlnir theft Jack wroujeht. last nlpht  On darJtnK little Rose,  tie stole tho thing he wanted right  Beneath her very none.  ���������Philadelphia "Prox:**."  "Rather a bore, isn't it?" remarked  the flrst mnn, at a reception. "II is so,"  replied the other. "I'd sneak out, if I.  i-ould. but my wife would lie. no angry,  ihe'u a friend of the hostess." "IM sneak  iut, too, but my wife would be furious..  Shels. Out hpstcss!.".  Experiments conducted at the Royal  Experiment Station in Copenhagen  prove that if a pasteurizer is properly  constructed and properly operated it  will require about 90 pounds of steam  for heating 1,000 pounds of milk from  90 to 185 deg es F., says M. Morten-  son. If we figure that it takes one  pound of coal to produce four pounds  of steam, to produce ninety pounds of  steam will then require 23 pounds of  coal. Figuring cqal at $4 per ton, and  our butter yield 4 1-2 pounds butter to  100 pounds milk, makes the cost of pasteurizing one pound of butter about  one-tenth of a cent. This expense,  however, is reduced considerably by  pasteurizing thei cream and skimmed  milk separately. The cream" is reduced to such a small amount that  the expense per pound will be very  little. For pasteurization of skimmed  milk the exhaust steam can be used ;  this is also more satisfactory to the  patron, as milk when pasteurized after  skimming is warm enough to scald the  cans, and the milk keeps sweet longer.;  Effect of Thinning Tomatoes.  At the Arkansas Agricultural Experimental Station experiments have  been conducted to determine the effects  of systematic thinning of tomato crops  on the size of the fruit.  In cultivating the plants under trial,  ail lateral branches below the first  cluster of blossoms were,pruned off  with a sharp knife. The plants were  tied to stakes, and thc lot that ��������� were  allowed to produce what iruit they  would received no further, attention  than the necessary cultivation ot the  surrounding soii and occasional re-  tying to the stakes as the plants grew.  The plants were ali sprayed occasionally with bordeaux mixture, and  while thc leaves and stems were  wet with spray were du^cd with piris  green mixed with four parts or* flour  or road dust. Thc thinned lot were  given the same treatment, except that  not more than viirec fruits were aliow-  ������d ito^remaiii^fin^jic^U'jU^^  ally only two. The thinning was HoncT  as soon as the young tomatoes were j  half or threc-'iuartcr:-. ������f an inch in  diameter. The dead blossoms were re-(  moved as soon a.s possible to prevent  det'orming. Frequently the young to-',  mntocs, when not more than one-  fourth of an inch in diameter, would  show an irregular or improper shape,  and this was oi considerable advantage  in enabling thc -el.-ction of_ only the  best fruit to remain on the vines. The  thinning was done with a sharp knre.  Deficient rainfall and excessive high  temperature, during thc. season atTTect-  cd the thinned plots jess than those  not thinned, since a majority of the  fruit on thc former had ripened very  early.  The tomatoes grown were mostly  large kinds, Mikado, I'onderosa. St>ne,  Favorite, Imperial. Orr thc thinned  vines the average number of fruit per  vine was 0.7, thc average weight of  fruit per vine was 9.57 pounds and the  average weight of each tomato was  15.82 pounds. On the rmthinncd vines  the average number of fruit per vine  was 24.6, thc average weight of fruit  per vine was 10.60 pounds, the average.  weight of each tomato being 6.86  pounds. While the weight of crop was  decreased onc-tcrrth by thinning, the  bulk would have been about thc same,  as large tomatoes fill up faster,  These results arc interesting, as  showing what can be done in lhe way  of producing large tomatoes. For  commercial requirements enormous  fruits arc not so much required nor  so profitable as an even grade of  medium size, the buyer being influenced more by thc weight of the case that*  anything else.  Canadian Apples Wanted in  France.  The  Extension of Markets Division  oi tbe Department of Agriculture, Ot  tawa, has recently received letters from  two firms in Paris, France, making inquiries as to the apple crop in Canada  this year and the steamship service between Canada*:and France; -also asking for the names of some of the.leading exporters of apples with' whom  business conections might be made.  Tonic for Swine.  The following is a favorite mixture  among some of the large hog-raisers  of the central west. It is thought to  aid digestion, assist bonc-buiiding and  help expel bbwel worms. It comprises  charcoal, one and one-half bushels ;  common salt, four pounds; hardwood  ashes, ten pounds; slacked lime, four  pounds. To be kept in a box where  the hogs can eat what they need.  For scours in colts, mix powdered charcoal and prepared chalk  equally, and put a spoonful where the  colt can lick or" eat it at will. Also  give twice per day 'five drops oi mix  vomica; give this on the tongue. Let  the colt out in lhe field, where it can  have a little short pasture and "get to  thc ground.  Any cow can be milked dry in a  few weeks by irregular milking, sometimes at intervals oi twenty-four hours  and sometimes six. Separation from  her usual company, a change to a new  location, a strange milker and scolding voice are sources of irritation that  more or less impair the milking quail*  ties of the cow.  More and more as the making and  keeping of milk are stuJied ' and investigated, the importance of uncon-  taminated surroundings arc appreciated as important. A dirty kitchen floor  may not at all affect the cleanliness  of the meal cooked in the kitchen,  but knowledge of the dirt usually  affects the appetite of the fastidious  eater. But in the matter of milk production, unclean surroundings actu- !  ������Ily do affect the character of the milk  by contamination. Evi! communications affect, good milk.  Tte Walking Stick Trade.  In an article on "The Halting ot the  "Walking: Stick," The Magazine of Commerce says that it will l**.-; a surprise to  ���������^at^-i-^tparn^oijyha-UgiCiit-lrnnortanca  and how far-rea.*liln(; the trade lmB become. From the Ka-n ur.il- West Indlsfl,  BlTHfapore, Java. China and' iniiny direr  earncm countries Iar:;" number.** ol' H'.lckK  nr<* derived. The products, liowovur, from  thon<* partB of Hi** world "re elitelly tliosuj  obtained from Uie liKtnlmo und palm  tribes, which include rli-it*** commercially  known as canes, rn'dricca!'. Jamlx-eK rut-  mm-, frruKruM, partrlilKOH (del vnrl.iuH otli-  erx; whllHt, amfriBXt KuKllxh ir������������������. wo  may mention oak, nub ami chesdiiit na  the chief. There I.i itt the pr**H*sit limn.  and for some yim ���������*,i.������t Ihc-re tinx been,  practically no limit lo the kinds nt material that can lie turned In n.nc'iunt '"r  ���������walklnn and umbrfllla MtlcltH; tn.l'V'l. t"  keop pace with tae demnn'l In Hie marker,  for thc* const.int supply of novolil.'i*. ������������������Hli-  er natural or m.uiufact.ircd. th-re Ih always a keen Inn'-out b������*InK kept for new  material-* or new (lesl-rrnn. By new materials, or n.-UunJ stick*, we rn^nn thoso  that come from forest or plantation,  which .have point'1 to recommend them  in the formation of knofi, marklnKX. or  color of bark, ������.*-l������terl or curved, room  i-ultaT'Ie Tor hurdle*!, or tb". hundred-ar'd-  one little p**e*.il***irlt|e..������ lh.it nature, ho  often af-fr-urn*-.**. !**o threat and varied, Indeed, nre, it,.������e di-rnnndc! that of lat**;  year-* the cultivation of certain klri(l������ or  sticks, Bolelv for i-iipl'.lylrin the. .���������/.ii.'.'ck-  Rilek rnarke't, l*-.-*|i*cen carried on. on tho  continent as'will an In tlilH country,  An  Entertaining   Commission.  An amuxlrii; *tf>ry Im told of the laid  Phi! May. the furnoii*! KriBilsh e-ir'oorilKt,  nnd a conjurer at the fair at Stentford-  on-Avon. Phil wan In Ihe rroy/d which  bad gathered tu- watch tho very clever  Kftntlemnn who we* wrnp.ilriK ur- nover-  elgns and half crowna In pleee.i "f P1'I������r  arid selllnK ttiom for 2 .-(hllliiiK.i. Ind  "sharp" ii((l a r>mitlful face- -mroli n  face an Phil Mny loved lo dr.iw. Ho hei  HkeUhCfl hlrn furtively. Rut the (tontle-  m.'in saw htm, and made a spece.li '<"*'''-  with: "ft that, there relebrlled portrlt  painter with tli" tlKht br-eeches nn wl  ���������and up the pieter, the -dually c;.ilebr!t������*.(l  boriRfnetor lo 'oomanlty wot Ih Klv 11  away (|iild*( fur coppers will reward Ulm  accordingly!"    lie shouted.  Phil, with a twinkle In his eye. handed  np the drawlnn. The conjurer >*",f,,1llf:  llBlileil with the sketch, "mnlmiral It "  the tailboard of his curt. With another  prollmlnnry ������|ir-.*ch lie threw three, sover-  ������lKiis   and   several    Half   crowns    .nto   ������  filece of paper, screwed it up and handeil  t to the artist. "You'll be president at  the bloomln' R'yal Academy some dye,  young man,"  said he.   "Here,  catch.  *'A barualn's a bargain," said P1U1.  walking oflt with the packet of gold and  ���������ilver.  He confessed afterward, when ne opened the packet and found two pennies and  a halfpenny in It. that It was tho most  entertaining commission lie had ever beer  paid for.  Newspaper Circulation.  Native newspapers have attained  throughout China a circulation and an  tnfluence that fill the dynasty at l's'-iln  with alarm. The -more outs-token organs  attribute much of the empire's misfortune to the tact that tho Empress-Dowager has fallen under the control of Russia. RuBsMa, according to these authorities, pursuing her traditional policy of  coming down to warm water tlirough  Asia, absorbed China north of the great  wall, thank* to a compact agreed to by  the late TU Hung Chanir, who in his simplicity imagined that lhe Czardom would  be content to leave the Pelt-in dynasty  ln peaceful possession of the imme-nso  region south of the wall. But T-,i Hung  Chang has passed away and Russia 13  dally securing a. firmer hold on thc forbidden side of the' wonderful wall. Such  are the fruits of rhe lBmpress-Dowager s  policy, the lmmer.se wealth of that aged  royalty figuring' conspicuously in the  category. Our ability to infer all this  from the native pr*>ss is the result of tbo  enterprise of Tlie Celestial Empire, a  British paper published at Shanghai,  which regularly publishes translations  from the leadrng vernacular orsans.-l.nf  Literary Digest.  The  Greatest Book.  TV. TB. Curtis ln The Chicago Tteeord-  nei-aia:���������ine greatest nook ever written was the "Yung-lo Ta-ticn." or "Encyclopaedia Maxima," which was destroyed during the recent troubles In Pckiir.  It was a most wonderful work, and its  destruction ls the most appalling literary  catastrophe the world has ever seen. It  contained the best selections from all tho  classical, historical,.philosophical-and literary works ever published in China, embracing astronomy, astrology, geography,  the occult sciences, nieulcine, religion, history, biography and the arts. Every literary production of permanent Importance  was Included In this marvellous coll-c-  ion, which consisted of 2L.',tt7" books, bound  Into 11,100 volumes. It was prepared by  order of Yung L,o, the second Emperor of  the Ming dynasty, under the direction of  Hsleh Chin, the lending gultolar of tho  fifteenth century, who organized the work  under several subdlrectors nrrd a staff of  2,169 persons, including critics, readers nnd  copyists. It was bogun In .1303 and finished In 1407. No additions liave been mado  to lt since the latter date. In lSSU! one  hundred clerks were employed to nuuta  two copies; which were tlrrlshed In .into.  One'of-these^coplus and-llie_originallor(itt_  were destroyed by lire at the time of lho  capture of Pakin nnd the overthrow of llio  Ming dynasty in 1644, and on tho ro-estnli-  llshrnent of order the other copy w.13  found to bo lucking :.!'J2 volumes,. whose  contents were lost forever, 'lire remainder of the sol, 20,.|uj volumes, was deposited In the llnn-lln Yuan, the Imperial  Academy, which wns rltuated Just nortli  of tha British l.ngiitlon nt 1'ekin. Din- ns  tho siege of the Legations In.lWO lho  Chinese soldiers set this building on tiro  as a means of focelni; the forei-mei'*- IO  leave tbe British l..'������iillon. and the most  valuable collection of Chinese llt.-rntr.iro  evor made was riestr*. y( d. Irrclndii.K nro  Encyclopaedia TMnxInii.. Several l-inidreil  volume** were Mi'tiirwnrd picked up In tho  ruins by foreigners, Chinese ond .���������oolles,  and are probably In tl-e IWI-h Legation.  l>r. Mori lion, the l-ekln correspondent o������  Tim London Tlmei*. sn irrvd 11 do-con volumes or mon*. mul ot'.'r foreliineis wero  fnriunnto ennui*-*,! I" obtain an oxiuwile.  but thfl "Yung-lo Ta-llen" Is lost for*  evori  Geese Instea*" of Dogs.  Havlnn���������'dlMnhnrged the family watchdog, in rt'sKrace. **uys London Answers, u.  fyrmer In tli'* M^IIikkIs hus Installed two  enormous grey geese as i.u.irdlans of tils  home. These are more effective as sentinels (bun tlie boHl wnte|i(|c*<r Hint ever  lived, li ��������� thinks- In .���������nldlt'.on to whicli  tliey h-.ivn Ine followlnf- poinU in tlieir  ftivur. They do not hov. I at-llle moon;  limy do mil make rrk-iuls with visiting  burglars ntiii blio the |iar*s.ur; Ihey do  not transform the front Harden Into a  depository for ancient tnnres. Llk������ most  big g-unl-ra they are t.elliKereiit. Tha  minim* tho frorrt gale clicks they como  rushing around from the back yard with  wings ourstriucheil nnd Mapping, looking  for ii fight. It is no use to mix, "CSood  doggy, nice doggy." to them. Tliey cannot be nattered or cajoled. Moral suasion  fulls futile. The iivcriigc burglar who  hears nbout those geese will doubtless be  of tho Irtoa that ono has only to say,  "shoot ohlcky," to send them scuttling.  Airy burglar who knows a goose will  know bolter. A bl.-t grey gRnder Is not  afraid of anything. These two will attack anything that comes In tho front  gate with the twvagenos of a bulldog.  And thoy aro able to do about as much  damage. Thoy tako flying leaps at the  Intruder, beating him ahout tha head  with their wings and punching him tn  the faco with their bills. All the time  thoy keop up such a hissing and noise  that It iff enough tn soar* away the  ���������trmtett-inf-a1**"-1  >*n>������-*j������r   .  IS  \ nm  After Years of Sickness Dodd's  Kidney Pills Cured Him  Plain Staterrentof a New Brunswick Postmaster whose Kidney  Pains have Cone Never to  Returr.  Lower   Windsor, Carleton Co.,    N.  B., Sept. 28.���������(SpeciaI).���������T. H. Bel-  yea, postmaster here, well known and  widely respected, is happy in the discovery ol a permanent cure for the  Kidney pains that have troubled him  for years.  "I have been bothered with Kidney  Trouble for years," Postmaster Bel-  yea says: "I have tried many medicines and plasters without getting  any lasting benefit till hearing Dodd's  Kidney Pills so highly spoken of . I  determined to try them. They seem  to have made a complete cure in my  case as, I feel as well as ever I was.  "I beiieve that Dodd's Kidney Pills  are the right medicine for Kidney  Trouble and will do all Ithey are  claimed to do."  Dodd's Kidney Fills - cure the Kidneys and with healthy Kidneys no one  can have Bright's Disease, Lumbago,  Rheumatism, Dropsy or Pain in the  Back. Thousands.will;tell you this  out of their own experience.  Mysterious Disappearance.  The mysterious disappearance of Miss  Hickman, a doctor, who was on the staff  of the Royal Free Hospital, Gray's Inn  road, London, some weeks ago, is a  matter which occupies considerable space  ln London papers recently to hand. To  its comments en the case The London  Star adds:���������One recalls another mysterious disappearance something similar to  the vanishing of Miss Hickman. A month  or two ago a Mexican engineer and his  wife came to England, and took rooms  ln an hotel close by the Royal Free Hospital. Early ln the morning the husband���������a splended looking man. over six  feet high���������went out, hatless'and collaiiess,  to buy a packet of cigarettes. He never  returned, and he has never been seen,  since. As to missing people, the general  public have no Idea- how-many disappear from London���������and very often are  never seen again! Their fate remains a  mystery which is solved only ln a very  few cases. Inquiring at Scotland Yard  last evening a Morning x.eafler representative obtained some remarkable statistics  on "disappearances." which have been  worked out by the Chief Commissioner of  the metropolis for the three years ending  1501. The following shows them at a  glance:���������Persons r.eportcd missing ln London, 1899, 36.624; 1900, 37,214; 1901, 35,033.  Found by police and restored to friends,  1899.  18,318; 1900,, 18,429: 1801,- 45������. .  That leaves "still missing"'the following  alarming numbers :���������1SSI9, 18,276; 1900. 18,785;  1S01, 17,677.  A Charming Lady.  Of Lady Charles Hurcxford, who is now  ln New York, M.A.P. says:���������As everyone  knows, she is the accomplished wife of  the well-known and popular nnval commander, and began lite as Miss Mina  Gardner, eldest daughter of the late ilr.  Richard Gardner, .md s cister lo M*s.  Gerald Paget. She Ts 11 : icVi woman, and  a clever one, witli a ma.-ked jndoT.rnd-  ence of character. Music and politics occupy her life. SUo Is a good musician,  devoted to "Wagner, nnrl seldom al-Kent  from her box at the (.pern, ,'or 111 my  years she has been a faithful lolL-ivcr  of tho fortunes of f.'ovcnl Garden Oiirn.  and Madame Mclbn. Madame Ham'.'s arid  the brothers Do Iteszko ure reekon.jd  among her personal friends. Of lute, .-lie  Has resided but Utile iu London, and  spends many months nl" Hip your at Park  Gate House, a charming abode on ll.im  Common, her electric motor taking her  quickly to town for dinners and the opera.  Lady Charles gives Sunday parties at  Park Gate House-that are more than usually Bohemian and amusing. She Is  known to her friends .is "Dot." When  Parliament is sitting shu entertains politicians of every snauc 01 opinion, and Is  a regular attendant in tin* i louse ot Oun-  nions. Lady Charles Wei\n: ird is mod  at games, and second to non������ at bridge  ^aiid   crociuet.  Doctors Prescribe  KOLA TONIC WINE  Manufactured from Kola, Celery and  Pepsin, for -weak and nervous people,  it is very invigorating, by its use it  enables the system to ward oB fevers,  bilious headaches and is the greatest  appetite restorer known, it is also a  positiW"care"forTihdigestion,"and=dys--  pepsia. Sold all over the. Dominion.  Beware of imitations. Remember it  is only manufactured by The Hygiene  Kola Co., 84 Church St., Sole Proprietors.  What a Prominent 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 Pepsin Tonic Wine. I have tested it and  can recommend it very highly to anyone needing a first-class tonic and  dyspepsia cure, and the Kola, Celery  and Pepsin used in the preparation of  it are pure and of the very best  quality, and altogether I believe you  have a preparation which only needs  to be known to be appreciated.  F. W. McLEAN, Chemist,  Queen and Church streets, Toronto.  TAKE COURAGE, GIRLS.  It is not always the woman who  has the most brains who is the most  successful. Oftentimes it is the woman who makes the right use of the  ordinary amount of knowledge she  has, who eclipses here more brilliant  sisters who have not learned the secret of application. The reason why  so many women of undoubted talent  fail to secure success is because their  efforts either lack the right sort of  ambition or they are not properly applied, Wc see people every day who  are successful and yet their characters do not denote them to possess  unusual intelligence or talent. The  secret of their success is they know  how to apply themselves well and  they make the best of their ordinary  gilts.   Lerer's Y*Z (WUe Heed)UM������infectatit S'.-  Powder is ci boon to any home. It <-".i i'.  fects and cleana at the same time. :<  IFems" bF Interest."  Nature's infinite variety is well illus-T  trated in the collection of photographs of;  snow crystals made daring the past 20'  years by Mr. *W. A. Bentley of Vermont.,  He has now more than 1,000 photographs  of individual crystals, -tiiu-among them  no two are alike.  It will be good news to humanitarians  who have been protesting against tho  feeding of snakes on live animals to  learn that the authorities at the Zoological Gardens in London arc now carrying out a suggestion recently made la  tlie press, and are feeding the larger serpents with newly-killed rabbits und poultry instead of with live ones.  Trees arc now to be felled by electricity. The modus operandi U as follows:  A platinum wire, liavinj; been stretched  out between two poles, is heated until it  becomes incandescent. It is then drawn  tight against lire tree, through which it  immediately proceeds to burn its way. It  is said thai a tree can by this process  be felled.in about one-eighth of the time  it would take to saw it down.  Some time ago, according to a story in.  the Jewish "Chronicle," tire Hungarian  Jews in Chicago wrote to. the chief rabbi  of Pressburg, rn Hungary, asking him to-  .'���������eeommend un Orthodox rabbi able to*  preach in their native language. Pressburg is a long way from Chicago, and it  was too much to expect that a rabbi  could drop across for a Sabbath to preach  a trial sermon. Tliat was where the*  phonograph showed its use. The recommended candidate spoke, his best sermons,,  in his best German and Hungarian, into  the instrument, and when the records  were reproduced in Chicago Uiey gave  such delight that the preacher was elected at a handsome salary.  Thc little-grains-of-sand business has a  commercial exemplification. English  "drummers" do not take their meals with  ordinary travelers at the hotels, but dine-  together in the "commercial room." The  first-comer acts as president of the table.  With t3ic dessert, according .to lhe  "World's Work," a waiter passes around;  a plate on which each diner, puts one  penny���������no more^���������for the support of the  Orphans' School of thc Travelers' Association. Tlie money collected is counted  by the president of the tabic, who enters*  'the amount in a book kept for the purpose, and the innkeeper holds the collection until the proper official makes his  quarterly visit. As the collection is taken up every day, in the commercial room*  of every hotel patronized by drummers,  the amount received in a year is large.  Queer Social Customs in Mexico*  Ladles do not attend thc funerals.  Children kiss the hands of their parents.  The host is served first at table.  The bridegroom purchases the bride'*  trousseau.  Feminine friends kiss on both cheek;  when greeting or taking leave.  Gentlemen speak first when passing-  lady acquaintances on thc street.  Tire sofa is the seat of honor, and a*  ijuest waits to be invited to occupy it.  Men and women in the same social circle call each other by their first names.  When a. Mexican' speaks to you of hit-  home he refers to it as "your house."  When you move into a new locality it-  Is your duty to make tlie first neighborhood calls.  When friends pass each other on the  street without stopping they say adio**-  (good-by).  Even the younger children of the fani-    ������  iiy'are  dressed  in  mourning. upon  the  death of a relative.   ' v  , Young ladies never receive calls from  young men, and arc not escorted to entertainments by them.  Daily enquiry is made for a sick friend,  and cards arc left or the name written in-  a book with the porter.  Dinner calls are not customary, but  upon rising from the table the guest  thanks his host for thc entertainment. l  Mexican gentlemen remove their hots-  as scrupulously upon entering a'business  office as in a private residence. {  After a dance the gentleman returns-  his partner to her sent beside her parents or chaperon and at once leaves her  side.���������"Modern Mexico."  An Excessively Literary Bit of Literature..  The poet and Penelope were playing  under the rose, tossing the filigree ball;,  both were children of destiny, born in  the house on the Hudson, near the house  opposite, adjacent to'our neighbors close-  to un Knst Side family. Those delightful  Americans were like pigs in clover until'  a tar heel baron, the master of millions,  espied through the gap in the*garden the,  siege of youth; this man in the gray  cloak, who figured irmong the middle-aged'  lovers,'and possessed the sins of a saint,  and-who=htid-been^theklightning eonduo^  tor and the talk of the town in Piccadilly as well as a regular typhoon along the  Roman road, was no hero when ho ������n-,  tered the circle at the time appointed,  where the spinners of life���������one, the blue  goose, and thc other, one of the deep-sea  vagabonds���������were enjoying the price of  freedom. However, taking the Tmain.  chance to overcome'tho modern obstacle,  of trees, shrubs nnd vines, this gold wolf  cracked one of earth's enigmas and*  dashed like a detached pirate upon wild,  life near home; say, Marty, who had been  abroad with the Jimmies in the,kindred  of the wild, nnd the lions of the Lord,,  didn't do a thing but lift the log of a  cowboy grown in the mountains of California, and standing 'twixt God and'  mammon, saying: "You arc thc under  dog." Lovey Mnry, alias Penelope, whose  mother was' a Virginian girl in the Civil  War, jumped upon the intruder and said:  "t nm a girl of ideas of the better sort,  also a daughter of Thespis; you nre the  spoilsmen set; scat! get you to wallcs-in  New England.'- You are only Perkins the.  fakeer." And he got.���������-Horace Seymour  Keelor in New York "Sun."  A Valiant Defender.  Mr. Grogan���������I'fwat's the matter wrd'  the boy, docther? '*''������������������������������������.'���������.-���������    -i  Doctor���������Nothing serious just now, but     '*  I think he's threatened with 'diphtheria.  Mr. Grogan���������Show mc the mon  thot  t'reatened'rm and I'll brck him in.two.--<  "Pick-Mc-Up."  The Common Fate.  Dan Cnplci Hmped into his office.  All battered and bruised was his head,  A  bandage  and   splints  graced   Ills   pci-i  i    "I umpired a love-match," ho mild. V  At thc Agency.  "Are vou a good conk' nrrd lnundrcsnf"  "Do Or'look loikc uviusi'���������Ex.  '<S & <  in  *���������&.-���������  >:  iii1  P  P'  sc.  ROLFF HOUSE  By G. H. BENEDICT.  A Thrilling Story of Lov* and Adventure.  ���������upon lier arm:,;  fue caTl -for help from j fl ��������� j ���������       d m     m.ot,ierij  all   patriotic   sons   resounded   throu-Ti  '"���������=������������������������*��������� = * i  *fc  Thua aroused, lawyer Saybrook put  himself on his mettle to meet the  enemy's plans. But the more ho examined into the matter, the deeper  and more dangerous he found the plans  that had been laid for his destruction.  The defences he had imagined so impregnable had been undermined ln &  ���������dozen places. Leb. Sackett had' been  none too cautious in some of his statements as to the nature of his engagement with the lawyer, and witnesses  etood ready to come forward and untold the plot to rid Rolff House of the  protection of Carl Crum and old Margaret. Moreover, the tools the lawyer  had. used as -witnesses of his irregular  papers had been tampered with, he  found, and were not to be relied upon  In case they were brought under the  cross-questioning; of a. sharp lawyer.  Look which way he would, lawyer  Saybrook saw defeat and disgrace  awaiting him, and the door of a felon's  cell, to his fearful imagination, stood  yawning to receive him. His confidence  and shrewdness deserted liim. He became demoralized and almost Imbecile  tn spirit.  Ralph vainly sought to encourage  bim.  "No, no, Ralph," he said, as they  ���������were discussing the matter in the office, "I can see no gleam of hope In  ���������-this matter. I tell you our case Is completely riddled. There Isn't a ghost of  & show. Everything depended on there  being no direct witnesses against us.  ���������Owing to my cursed recklessness and  /Want of the most ordinary forethought,  that Infernal traitress not only has  knowledge of all our plans, but has  been thc means*: of furnishing other  ���������clues against us. Kvery thing has  ���������worked wrong. I put *too much eon-  Udence In the war shutting off Claude,  and in his weakness of character. I  never expected to see him show such  ���������vigorous fight It's too bad���������too bad!  (We are doomed to be beaten. I can see  it I dare not contemplate the consequences. Unless something more hopeful turns up���������but, no, there can be no  bope. It is Idle for us to delude ourselves.   Fate Is against us.   If lt hadn't  been for that devil-haunted house   Ralph,    I  am   growing J superstitious.  {Tes,    yes���������popular    legend    Is    right  None but a Rolff can ever inherit that  property.    J Don't  tell    me���������look    how  ������������������every; plan we have set in motion has  been foiled in some strange and mysterious manner.   I have been too sceptical.    Some  occult  power  Is-leagued  'against us. ; We must give up tlio fight  [We must Ufa v  ourselves, if we can."-  "But whatare we to do?" demanded  ���������v (Ralph.  "I  don't know  yet,   Ralph.   -I  must  -think���������I  must:: think.      We can    run  ���������away, I suppose."  "What, * and give ��������� up everything,  ���������without a single manly blow? I would  rrather do anythink than that How do  iwe,know but that, by making a good  fight, there is hope for us yet?"  "No, no, Ralph; my spirit is hopeful  ���������too hopeful generally; but it Is madness to deceive ourselves on this'print.  ���������{They can send me to prison. It's a  -criminal offence. Halstead is too sharp  ���������not to see the point he has got against  me. He'U\ institute a. criminal suit���������see  if he don't"  "And must we abandon everything���������  ���������sacrifice all we have got���������and go out  lln  the  world  like  beggars!     Hang  it!  . I'd rather shoot myself."  "So would I, Ralph. But we won't  'bave to. You are not really concerned  in this, and the i...?poiislbillty cannot  be made to lie against you. Matters  can be arranged so that you wlil'Jbe all  right In fact, if I was to abscond and  allow the suit already begun to go  against me by default, . I think that  (would be J the end of the matter. All  my property would be put in your  bands and disposed of at your leisure,  and we cor t make a -ew start In some  other section. It's a"T.ard choice, but  I am not disposed to stand the chances  of ending up my days in a penitentiary."   ���������"..���������':...���������'.''.���������������������������  Disgusted and disappointed as Ralph  ���������was at the total collapse of the plans  jointly with his father, a3 suggested by  Claude's lawyers, for the reason that  the young man considered the fat Tier  Ui* Instigator   and  manasrer    of  thu  ���������irnoie scneme ot fraud, and possesscl  too flne a sense of honor to allow lt to  be said of him that he desired to Injure  anybody out of mere spirit of Jealous:*.  Having asserted his right to his patri  moiiy, and secured a reversal of all tho  wrong attempted against him. he wa  not disposed to be revengeful.   His hatred vanished, and, In Its place, came a  dull apathy and melancholy.    He had  succeeded���������but  to  what  purpose?    H  abased himself to make another appest  to farmer Bruyn; hut only to be rudely  rebuffed.   The old man was of too obstinate  a nature  to yield easily in a  matter where he had committed himself so strongly and Claude made the  mistake  of  showing  too  great  eager  ness, and going to him. before,, the din  gust and disappointment at the failure  of the schemes he had set such great  store by had "worn off.   Farmer Bruya  did not lack ln a certain coarse kind of  conscientiousness.    He had really dis  ��������� trusted and suspected Claude's character, and flattered himself that his efforts to control Rosa's future had been  actuated by a fatherly regard for her  welfare.   Though surprised and almos  stunned by the absconding of Anthony  Saybrook, the night of that individual  and the consequent derangement of-the  plans   ha   had   cherished,   he was   too  honest not to see that these events did  not the least affect the opinion he hal  held of Claude.   To change his attitude  now was  to convict himself  of hasty  and unreasonable judgment, and to lay  himself open to the suspicion of being  merely     mercenary,     and     the     bluff,  wrong-headed   old   fellow  was  not   ir  the  least   disposed   to   niake  such  admissions, and, as has been stated, re  buffed Claude's approaches  with even  more than his former curtness.  the land. Claude was naturally of a  generous nature in which the spiiit  of patriotism would find easy root. He  felt that his couniry needed his ser-  Tioes, and his restless, eager nature,  !frctting under disappointed hope, was  ready to face any danger or bear any  privation that would supply stimulus  to his moping spirits. He put himself  ln communication with the military au  thorities of tha State, and, having the  opportunity to take a position as or  derly, ln which he surmised he could  render efficient service, he resolved to  accept It, and give his services to his  country.  With this resolve he made hurried  preparations to settle his business affairs. He determined to Install old Carl  and Margaret In the great house again;  made careful arrangements for the dis.  CHAPTER XXXI  ���������The events detailed In the past chapters had occupied the fall months, and  winter had again arrived.  For awhile, Claude found occupation  enough to keep himself from total despondency. He had much to do to  straighten his affairs; but.under the advice and with the assistance of lawyer  Halstead, he was enabled to meet obligations falling due by Issuing;..;new  mortgages and disposing of outlying  portions of the estate.  Claude went through with all this  business wearily and mechanically.  His health had been restored in 'a-measure; and, feeiing himself ionce more  master of Rolff House, his pride and  spirit returned, subdued only '.by."J the  experiences.:' he had passed! through  The career of study and travel he had  marked out for himself had come' to  a sudden end;J he could not .Interest  himself in the business ; and pleasures  of.'the little place; and his rirdent spirit  fretted and soured under the. ill-for  tune that seemed to baulk his chief  desire. There was but one object that  now absorbed his hopes and ambition  ���������and that object was sweet, patient  '-faithful Rosa Bruyri. The young man's  short experience as a student of art  abroad, and the knowledge that ho  was shutout for tho timefrom all hnpc*  of carrying out his ambitious projects,  had dulled the edge of his enthusiasm  foi* travel and study, and it was natural, at his years, that, foiled in every  "other outlet to his abundant energy  and spirit, he should surrender himself  completely to the beguiling passion ot  love.  He could droam only of Rosa Uruyn.  He'caught a furtive glimpse..of her* occasionally, and saw she was growing  fairer, though paler then of yore, and  with a mein of settled sadness that cut  him to thre heart. How willingly could  he-'now resign every other thought of  ambition or happiness to throw him-  telfat her feet!  Claude could not resist orace more  communicating .with her. He wrote  Ther a long, passionate letter, bewailing  the fate that separated  them,  declar-  f**8������ltl������n of M������ property, If he should  ���������never return; and, on the approach of  the New Year, was ready to Join tho  army at its winter headquarters.  . But he recollected his promise to bo  at the old vault on New Year's day,  and so delayed his departure for a few  day*  The first day of the New Year soon  arrived, and Claude proceeded to the  eld house to observe whether the expected sign had appeared on the door  of the old vault. He had not entered  the old mansion before since his departure for "Europe.  It was with a beating heart, and  many recollections crowding on him,  that he again traversed the old hall,  and procuring a light, proceeded down  to the old cellar.  Entering it, he was quickly at the  door of the old vault. Here the traces  of Leb. Sackett's abortive attempt to  break Into it attracted his attention for  a moment Then, casting his eye scru-  tlnlzlngly over the door, he noticed in  each of the four corners a small white  cross, plainly painted on the dark  stone.  It was the sign his aunt had told  him to await. At last, the time had  arrived when the secret of the old vault  was to be removed. The prohibition  had ended. He recalled to mind tho  mysterious roll his aunt had given him,  and resolved to proceed at once to-  learn its contents.  was  still  alive,   it  seemed  idle   to   do  so.  After my fathers affairs were settled,  I still had left a comfortable fortune,  and lived a quiet and lonely life in my  native city, indulging in tew pleasures,  and cheris-'iing the one hope that I  would yet hear from my brother. At  length, to my great Joy, there oame a  letter from him. In it he stated that  he had settled ln the New World; had  grown rich,*and married, and was then  living In a flne mansion; but his wife  had died, leaving him with two small  children, and he had no proper person  to take charge of them, or of his house,  hold. So he encreated me to come to  him���������saying that hn had heard of our  parents' deaths, and believed me still  to be unmarried. He said he would  make  me   the  entire  mistress  of  hii  pleasures of tne 'iaDlii.  ing his unchanging love,   and  vowir.g  =^tot^i^J='rwDniis.ed���������Jku^^  tune,  he  was  unable    to  combat    his.   would wait while  life lasted  for For-  father's fears successfully. At limes  -the lawyer would show a temporary  return of spirit, but it would be quickly succeeded by. a new fit of depression.  In fact, Anthony Saybrook was like  many a keen rogue, bold to plot and  execute so long aa success smiled on  bim, but easily worried and frightened  ���������under misfortune. Convinced that the  lawyer Claude had secured to press his  eult was skillful and determined, and  bad hold of very dangerous testimony  against him, he had no heart to await  tune to smile on their happiness and  crown their union. He wished her to  give him a like pledge, for he had plans  ln view that might take him from the  Iilace for years; indeed, he might never  return; but, whatever fate overtook,  lie wished to -carry' with him the assurance that she could be his, and  only his, while life lasted.  This letter he entrusted to old Carl  to deliver and bring him an answer  and In the course of two or three days  the old fellow handed him the follow-  the  Issue,   which   he  felt  Bure  Claudj)    Ing brief reply from Rosa  ivas-in a mood to push to the utmost  ���������extremity.  \ However, he made a show of carrying on a vigorous tight; boasted on the  streets that he would win an easy victory; and apparently was prepared to  contest every (inch of ground ln defending his character and holding on  to the property he had so strangely  acquired.  Finally the day arrived when the  great suit of Rolff vs. Saybrook war  to be opened.: There, was much publld  excitement oyer It, and' the court-room1  twas thronged. But, when the case was  called there was no response from thi  Befence. Inquiry was made, and it waa  found that ' Ralph Saybrook was at  home; but he stated tha^t his father had  saddled Ills horse and ridden from town  the previous night and had not returned.' He did not know where he had  gone or how soon he would return. For  blmself, he could only say that the  management of the estate was entirely  In his father's hands; he knew littlo ot  nothing of the matter; and he vms not  prepared to put In any answer till hla  father's return.  The case was postponed; but, as days  passed by, and Anthony Saybrook did  not reappear, lt became evident that h������  bad run away to escape the consequences of his crooked acts, and ra  Judgment went against him by default,  .   Ralph Saybrook. had  not bees sued  My Dearest Claude: It was not  ���������wrong for you to write to me; nor can  I think lt wrong-Tor me to reply this  jnnce without my" mother's knowledge  i for I think she would give her consent  most readily. My heart bleeds for you,  jk.nd my life ls very, very sad; but my  Iduty Is plain. It is very good and no-  |ble of you to be so considerate, after  tall the llltreatment you have suffered.  iDo not despond. Do not be unhappy.  ���������Do not do wrong to yourself by being  imisanthropic These clouds will yet  Idepart We shall yet be happy. I shall  (love you always, and be faithful till  Idoath; and should you wait for me,  .your reward will not be denied, If I  llive till the day that makes me free  ltd be the mistress of my own heart  (You speak of going away. I cannot  /control or advise you; but remember  Ihow unhappy I shall be not to" see you  leven at a distance occasionally; and do  Inot do anything reckless. Believe me,  ���������ever fondly and-faithfully, your own  *     Rosa.  These sweet words came like a bless  |lng and a prophecy of hope to the  lyourrg man. But he was resolved on  inot staying longer than he could help  in the little village. He felt that the  'only thing that could enable i .n to  bear the sorrow and disappointment  ���������wringing his heart was excitement and  aotlon. His country was la the throes  of a terrible war; dteastor had faltoa  CHAPTER XXXH. J.!  Returning to his room at the tenant  bouse occupied by Carr Crum, Claude |  opened his trunk and took out the roll  of manuscript left him by his aunt,  which, in his eagerness to carefully preserve, he had kept with him in all wanderings.  He then drew a chair up to a table  standing near the window, and, sitting  down, placed the roll on the table before him and examined it narrowly. It  was sealed heavily. The superscription  read: "To my liear nephew, Claude  Rolff: To be opened only according to  promise."  .Claude had often studied these words  before, and longed for the time that  would make him master of the secrets  of the roll communicated to him' under such mysterious circumstances. At  last he could conscientiously and properly gratify his curiosity. He broke  the seals, and spread the sheets of paper out on the table before him.;; .The  paper was heavy foolscap, and a glance  showed him that the writing was in the  cramped, peculiar hand he knew well  to be his aunt's.  He at once became absorbed In the  contents of the manuscript It read as  follows:  MyoDear Claude: At my death you  will be left alone In Ti the world���������the  only surviving .representative.'of your  blood and race. Both'in tho old world  and the new, every one that could  claim near kin to you wiil have passed  away. To the end that you may know  your birth and lineage (of which you  have been purposely kept in partial Ignorance); that strange matters, w.hich  common report has greatly exaggerated and misrepresented, may be correctly reported to you; and that my action  toward you, my dear child, under  which I have often observed * you were  restive, may be Justified in your eyes���������  I write these lines.  It is over sixty years ago, that thero  .was living In the picturesque old city  of Haarlem, in our mother country of  North Holland, an aged and reputable  burgher,  one Rolff Van Buysen,  who,  with his good wife,  his handsome son  named   from    himself,   and    a   singlo  daughter  (the  writer  of  these   lines),  lived as happily as it is given mortals  to  live.    He  had   been   an   only  son;  had passed an industrious youth; had  married rather late in life; and at this  period was wealthy, honored with important trusts in  his native city,  and  was   noted   for   his   public   spirit,   his  philanthrophy    and    his    patronage of  ^the^art3=and=sciences.-=-HIs-son=Rolff-  grew  to  manhood;    but,   being    of  a  restive,  wayward  disposition, was not  inclined to settle dov.-n into the practice of some useful art or profession as  his father desired him to.   On the contrary,  his only  wish  seemed  to  be to  spend his father's substance in extravagance and riotous living.    Great was  tho grief of  the  tender and-excellent  father   over   the   waywardness   of   his  son,  and  he  sought   by all  means   to  restore him to obedience and a proper  life.   But his efforts were of no avail.  The son grew wilder and more reckless,'  and finally threw off all semblance of  respect for his father's authority and  wishes.    And so it came to pass that  the good father, though of the kindest  and  tenderest  nature,    became    fully  persuaded of  his  duty  to  compel   the  obedience and respect to his wishes of  his  son,  and  assumed   toward  him -a  stern demeanor,  though,  ln  truth,  his  heart was wounded and bled sorely for  him.   But Rolff only grew more ungovernable, and finally became Involved In  a difficulty that rendered him amenable  to the law.   It was a .reckless, boyish  freak, committed against the property  of a high official of the city, and his  father's influence was no longer available to save him from arrest and trial.  Bitter and stern was the rebuke that  Rolff's father administered to him; but  the law officers were on his track, and  he fled from his home in the night, and  many weary years passed, and he was  not again heard from by his aged and  sorrowing parents.    The blow.  Indeed,  ���������was too heavy for their declining years,  and it was not long before the tender  mother had gone to her final rest and  her faithful husband, with the last prop  of his life taken away, did not linger  long behind  her.  So It was, my dear Claude, that I  ���������was left alone ln the world, not knowing that I bad a single relative of near  kin left, for on both my father's and  mother's side all had paesed away save*  a fow distant aad t*o me unknown kin-  ���������-Btmsenom ana guardian of his children,  and that I should have complete disposal of all that he possessed. The  tone of the letter indicated great grief  and despondency, and my heart was  touched. After careful consideration,  I decided to go to my brother. Arranging all my affairs, and getting all needful information from further correspondence with him, I set sail for tlio  JNew World.  In due time I arrived at my brother's  house. I found him living in almost  princely style; but afflicted with incurable grief and melancholy. His Infant  daughter had died ere I arrived. His  mind seemed affected at'losing his .wife  and child; and, ln parozysms of sorrow  and self-abasement, he would curse  himself, and cry out that the vengeance  of Heaven was visited on him for his  crimes. Naught I could do would comfort him. He was completely changed  ���������broken, penitent and despondent. Ht  confessed to me strange stories of. evil  deeds he had done��������� lio'w, after coming  to this country, .he had Joined a privateer, and amassed wealth, but in his  warlike adventures had participated  ln crimes the memory of which war?  burned upon his conscience, and could  not be forgotten. I was compelled to  take complete charge of his affairs; and  he freely gave me the power and right  so to do. I had brought with me my  own little fortune, and, alarmed and  horrified at the stories he told of the  manner in which he had procured his  wealth, I determined to use none of it,  but to make my own money available  for the maintenance of the household.  Meantime, my brother grew more and  more melancholy. To divert his mind,  X talked to him of plans to expiate  his evil life. I urged him to use a portion of his wealth in charity and good  ���������works. The idea seemed to please him,  and he soon became filled with plans to  travel, seek out the miseries of the unfortunate and to relieve them. In pursuance of. this plan, he charged me  with' the care and education of his son.  placed all his property and fortune in]  my hands subject only to. my promisu  to supply him with such funds as he  should J ask from; time to time; and so  he quietly left his'home and J went I  knew. not. where.  In the cellar of his great house, my  brother had . built Ta strong stone vault,  and in this was deposited the money  and valuables he had not used in buying or improving his* property. Of this  he; gave me; the key, telling rneto use  ���������what-I. would. But I reso.lved to touch  not a penny, save pnly to supply; his  demands, and moreover, to place thereJ  ln all the profits that accrued from mjj  management of the place���������paying oni;.  the expenses, and using my.own money!  entirely for every luxury or necessity'  of my household. After a length of  time, myi brother returned .��������� secretly,  supplied himself again with money and  left This he. did at various times,  never* staying over a single'night at  his home, and saying. nothing of his  plans or purposes.  There came a period of years In  ���������which I did not'hear from him. His  son had grown to manhood, married,  and you were born, my, dear Claude,  and named by me. -My brother returned once again, and looked upon your  infant face. -He had grown-old ar.d  feeble, and told me that he had at.last  found peace in religion, having Joined  a socio ty of brothers, in a French mo.*.-  cstery, ��������� where1 his ���������'life was'devoted to  works.of charity and to penitence, i" e  examined eurefully into his affairs, ni d  ai*rans;;d that, in case of his "death,'-a  certain portion cf his fortune shou .1  go into the hands of tho 'brethren Tof  his society. Though J had been roan J  in the Etr'clcet Pro te.*** taut faith, t  Tcould no!* condemn' the' life in .which  my-brother found hope and peace, and  I agreed to all his wishes.  He "went-'.away .'.again; and yonra  passed on. Your father and mother  died, my dear Claude, and I was left  as your only guardian. ,  One dark night; at a late hour, as I  -was*-sittih;j"in--*my"rdbm^  knocking at the door of the house. Old  Carl answered the summons, and  ushered In a tall, venerable stranger,  who desired to see me. At the first  glance of his face, I surmised that he  came to tell me the fate of my brother.  "���������My brother is dead?" I said to hlrn In  an" Inquiring tone. "Yes," he replied,  with a grave, sorrowful mien, "your  brother, and our brother, Is at rest."  G. TUT. Ellwanger, author of "The Km.  sures of thc Table," an account of grist ro*  nomy, reminds us that Sardanapalus, list,  of the Assyrian kings, offered n guerdon  of a thousand pieces of gold to hun who  Would produce a new dish. "Eat, drinlc,  ���������muse thyself: all else is vanity," was  his maxim, and the precept he desired to  have enOTaven on his tomb. It is recorded that Mark Antony, more than  usually pleased with his dinner, sent for  the cook and presented him with a city  of 35,000 inhabitants.  In England 400 or 500 years ago, people took four meals���������breakfast at seven,  dinner at ten, supper at four, and livery  at eight. Since then, from an early hour  ln thc morning the principal daily meal  has advanced equally in Franco nnd Kng*  land Ur rough every hour from ten in tho  forenoon until ten at night. In Frnn**te  in the thirteenth century nine In the  morning was tire dinner-hour; Iloriry  VII. dined at eleven. Iu Cromwell's  time one o'clock hnd co.ne to be the  fashionable hour, and in Addison's day  two o'clock, which gradually became adjourned until iour. Pope found fault  with Lady Suffolk for dining so late ns  four, saying young people might become  inured to sueh things, but as for himself,  if she would adopt such unreasonable  practices Ire must absent himself from  Marble Hill. Four and live continued to  be the popular dinirrg-hour among the  better classes until the second dceirdc of  the century, when dinner was further  postponed, from which period it 1ms  steadily continued to encroach upon the  evening.  The clergy have been always bulwarks  of good living. Ellwangcr tells a story  bf a French wedding dinner at which tin  officiating pastor was present. After  every course he raised his glass and exclaimed "My children, with this you moist  drink some wine." Tlie turn of dessert  arriving, he repeated his Injunction for  the tenth time, again setting the example Tiimself. "Pardon, Monsieur le Cure,"  one of the guests interrupted, "but with  what do you not drink wine!" "With wa'  ter, my son!"  Of Bignon's famous Paris restaurant  Mr. Ellwanger revives these capital legends:  "Fifteen francs for a peaoht" enquirec  Prince TNarisehkin; "they must be very  searee." "It isn't the peaches that nif  scarce, mon prince; it is the Narisch*  kin3." "Monsieur TBignon, a red harrinr  at two and a half francs! It seems tc  mo that is excessive." "Hut these price;  are marked in your interest," rejoincr  the restaurateur. ; "It is the harrier 7  have established between my clients and  thej vulgar. "Why do you come here? Ti  be among yourselves, to avoid embarrassing or compromising surroundings. If :  changed my prices tlie house would b������  invaded, and you would all leave."  Another patron who complained of t  sauce was asked, "Did. you dine here lasl  eveningf"* "No," he replied. "That ir  the trouble, then; you spoiled your tasti  in the other restaurant." Still another  guest objected to the charges on his bilj  comparing it with an identical breakfast  of a few days previous, which amount������.:  to eighteen and a half francs, wherear  the breakfast in- question was chargei  twenty-one francs eighteen centimes, "i  will investigate the mistake,"- said Big  non, who, with the two bills", proceedec  to his desk, returning shortly af terwarclr-  "It is very true, monsieur, that a mis  take was made in your favor last Mon  day* but I make no claim for restitn  tfonl"  Premonitory Vv  My. brother  went   into   the   de-.tir   ir.  at the Colenso River with the Irish Ui.  ade under Fitzroy Hart. He was a ���������.'.'���������<!>���������  tain in the Hoyal Dublin fusiliers���������lit ..(  so no longer. One bright moonlit riL,..*  In December, 3S09, my wife, her niotl"**.  and myself were sitting in tlie drawing-  room talking of the South African v.:.i.  when suddenly and, unexpectedly a gunshot ln tho immediate vicinity was heard,  and simultaneously something fell in (I e  room. Before we were uw-ire of wh.it  had actually fallen, my respected moth-  cr-in-law, who Is Highland, instinctively  exclaimed. "Charley's photo'." On rifii-.s  to look, rare enough, I found that my  brother's photo hud fallen out of it."  frame, nnd was lying face downwai -I  on the floor. On the next day we heard  of the appalling disn.ster at Cnlensr..  These absolutely true f:icts should surely  convert the most sceptical of premonitory warnings, yet the explanation mlrcht  possibly slightly shake ihelr new-found  faith. My next-door neighbor v.-;is hnvlns  n pot shot at a rabbit in his garden, the  photo frame was old nnd nf th������ pli������������p  foreign "dump" order, and my rlieuniiitlo  but unsenrred brntb*������r Is now in ll1" Arn*v  l-.iy Departme**!.���������Onurlny V.'. Todd, ia  The London   Spectator.  Humor ot \  Engines Ordered.  The Bengnl-N.-igpur Rnllwny Comriiny  hns ordered n number* of powerful six-  wheeled coupled outside cyclinder locomotives from Jlessrs. rtoh^rt Stephenson .t-  Co., Limited, Darllnvt'in. The locomotives have .been specially deslened by Sir  John Wolfe TBrirry. the oo*np:iny's consulting engineer, for working express  trnins between Bombry und Calcultn.  These will have cyellnders 21 ins. dia-  meter by 26 Ins. stroke.  Slains Castle.  Slants Castle, on the Aberdeenshire  coast, where Mr. and Sirs. Asqufth are to  stny during the autumn. Is a place with  Interesting associations. It belongs to the  Bar] of Krrol. who is Hereditary High  Constable of Scotland, nnd who tilled this  oftice at the coroiuition. When Johnson  and Boswell went on their tour to the  Hebrides they halted for a day or two  at Slains Castle. '������������������'Dr. Johnson." wrote  Boswell, "observed the situation here was  the noblest lie had'ever seen���������better than  Mount TGdscu'.nbe, reckoned the first in  England." Slnlns Cn'sile rises steeply over  the North Sea, which spreads coldly away,  to the shores of northern 'Kurnpe. "The  King of Denmark." s-ild Boswell."Is Lord  Errol's nearest neighbor on the northeast." Not far from Sl-.lns Cr.stle is a  "monstrous cauldron," as Boswell called  It. known ns lire ������������������Buller of Buchan.'" It  Is like a great pot. or bniier. In. which  Ilia sea churns end . roars. The visitor  to those purls thinks It.a dirty to wi.lk-  round the'edse of the-chasm, and then  to explore  it  in  a  bu.-,t.  as Johnson (lid  Mr.    Gotrox���������What    are   your   .  sources ?  Cholly Nervine���������Well, I have si.*:  other girls willing to marry me besides  your  daughter.���������Judge.  Jack���������Miss Fay, will you marry rat:*''";  Fay���������I wouldrr't marry you if yoir-i*  were the last man on earth.  Jack���������O! I say���������that's rather hard-������������������*-?���������'���������  I���������  Fay���������Goose!  how could  I?    Who'd-Sri  perform   the   ceremony?���������Philadelphia*-"--*.*���������  Ledger.  ���������      . .  I narrowly escaped a great humiHa---*-*!  tion, dining with the Smiths, last nightw,j.  Only the superb tact of Mrs. Sinitfc**.  saved me. _  I had drunk mv wine.  "Fill Mr. Jones' glass," --aid SmitrV*' \  to his butler.  As the man approached ine, decanter-?    **  in hand.I broke into a cold pcrspira- -  tion.    For in that moment  I  recalled.**  that I had brought no money with mc  Doubtless I looked the horror I felt.������  Anyway, Mrs. Smith divined my pre- -  dicament. and quietly lent tne a dollar,.;,  with which I feed the butler.���������Life.  . Inspired By the Muse.  He waa calling on a young lady am'  had been talking against time for severa  hours, not noticing that she was, to sa;  the least, slightly wearied.  "Do you know," he said, after com  ���������pleting a monologue of several tliousanc  words, and thinking a little flutter**  would be appreciated, "while tnlking to  night, I have felt as if I were' inspire-.*  by one of the JIuses. And which one d(  you think It is?"  He looked seurchingly into lvr beau  tiful face. The modest* blush for wliicl  he was watching proved to be a wide  yawn, which grew wider as she an  swercd:  "I guess the Muse that inspires yoi  to-night must be Eute.rpa."  He didn't really know anything aboii  xiiythology, so he couldn't tell'just wha-  she meant. But when he got home h.  tcok down his encyclopaedia, and then  in cold type, staring him in the face, h.  sawr  "JLTuterpa���������The Muse, who presided ove  wind-instruments."  Forced to College.  'i1. P. O'Connor tells a story which  gives early. evidence of determination, or  obstinacy, at any rate, In the character of  President Loubet:���������"young Emlle was  then living with his parents at Marsanne,  and ho w-.is so fond of his rambling, out-  of-door life that he used to declare tliat  nothing would ever induce him to go to .a  college. His parents, however, had their  own ideas as to what was good for him.  So his father made arrangements when  Emlle was about nine years old that he  should go to the College; of Crest. Tho  day of entry to the school came, but rro  Emile could be found. At last; toward  evening, the poor little chap was found  hiding in a neighboring wood. His pr.iy-  ors and his supplications for his freedom  were of no use. His fattier was obdurate.  To the schoolat Crest IJmile should go.  Then Emile tried,; resistance. Useless!  The grownups were stronger than he.  Still, the struggle must liave been a  lengthened one, and Emile may almost  be declared victor, for it was only by  blnding his feet and hands that: he could  bo-brought: to the carriage that was iu  waiting.' And thus.* tied hand and foot,  wns the future President of France .delivered over like a pa reel to the director .of  the school of Crest."  Miss Horace Smith Dead.  Of Miss Horace Smith, .-'.'who died. recently at Brighton, England,'.'The London Athenaeum says:���������"Her grandfather  had hunted with Louis XT.; her uncle  had .met Dr. Johnson, and she" herself  was probably thc lasl person living who  remembered Koats. having seen, as a  child, the poet in her father's garden at  -.Fulham. Among her early memories  was that of being taken into the Princess Charlotte's carriage. 'Although she  steadfastly declined to be interviewed or  to put her ' recollections' into nritit, sh?  .was famous among her friends' for her  store of anecdote aird animated How of  conversation. To her- father,-of 'Rejected Addresses' fame, she owed her youthful acquaintance with.'ninnyof the celebrities of-the.time, and sho Inherited his  warm friendship with Thackeray, with  whoso'.'.daughter,- Mrs. .Ritchie, she v.\-.s  Intimate to the last. To him she' is yaki  to, have suggested . the plot of . 'Pendent-Is.' "  "I see  that the  superintendent of a.-***  cooking school has  had  to  retire* o*:*-  account of her health."  "What is the matter with herr**  "Dyspepsia."���������Judge.   #~  v  Wife (reading)���������Here's an accounts'  of a man who hanged himself witli hi*-  suspenders.  JHusband���������Married man?  Wife���������Yes.  Husband���������That accounts for it  Wife���������How   does   it?  Husband���������His buttons were probably all off and he had no other use for -  suspenders.���������Chicago News.  .   ��������� .  For an hour, and more, at her Feet he  ���������sat,   ;  And while she chatted of this and that;  Tatted a little and trimmed a hat.  He only stared and he hardly stirred,  And he wasn't able to say, a word,  Yet  she  didn't think  him   a    perfect -.  flat  Ah! he was her lover, it must be ia--  ferrcd.  Well,'so he was; but the fact's absurd^    -.  When she caressed him lie oni)- purred������T,_ ���������  For he was a���������cat.  ���������Henry Austin, in The Independent.'.-   ���������   Lady���������Why did you leave your lasn  place ?  Cook���������I couldn't struid  the dreadiuTL^  noise between the master and missus,^-  tnum.  Lady���������What was.the noise about ?  Cook���������The way the dinner was cooTS----  ed, mum,���������San Francisco Wasp.  .        '  "Well,  you  can't    deny     that    Mr.-;, r  Rockefeller is a philosopher, any wary."'*''"  "Why so?"  "He's  taking the  world  as he  find*?-   -*.  it"���������Chicago  Record-Herald.  m  M  ���������*.  ���������il  ;���������������  .*  +;  p.  4  I  The Love Cure.  (To be Continued.)  More than half the battle m  cleaning greasy: dishes is in the  soap you use. If it's Sunlight Soap  it's the best. an  In the average fashion 'periodical  the pictures of women ln the latest!  mode hare little that is human about  them and less-that is divine. What  man of sense could love a woman w.tb  A waist as 6-mall as her neck, and hei  Bhapa aa uno*uth as her shadow?  ENGLISH SPAVIN LINIMENT  Removes all hard, soft or callaouse*  lumps and blemishes from horses,  ���������blood spavin, curbs, splints, ring-  Tione, sweeney, stifles, sprafHs, sor*-  and swollen throat, coughs, etc. Save  f50 by the use of one bottle. WaE-  canted the i>**)st wonderful Blet-nisb  cur* ever la-own.   Tho_late3t_departiirc_in rnRdrcaltreat  ment, according to an English exchange  is "The JLove Cure." lt appears thai  certain sensitive natures���������perhaps pcopli  who are afflicted with inordinate vanity  and tliey are many���������wither through thi  unkindncss they meet with in the world  Thc Love Cure is devised to remedy this  Thc patients are surrounded with traine**  nurses who pa der to their vanity witl  assiduity. If .e patient is a woman  they praise l"*rr beauty, her cleverness  her taste, the., admire her character, and  by every conceivable means restore hei  confidence in herself. Self-confidence ii  to thc tilings of this world that which  Faith is to those of the next; it will  "move" mor vt.iliis." The principle upon  which the sys em is based is correct, and  no doubt, mo iy could be treated witi  considerable success..  Utopia]  In time labor and capital grew hit*  such accord that tire workingmen lost  no opportunity of showing their appreciation of the fidelity and steadiness oi  their employers.  As a marjj: of esteem, at the elo������������ of  one year, the workingmen unanimously  reduced their own  salaries.  At the close of tire next year they  gave a further manifestation of tlieir  understanding of the needs of the employing classes by agreeing to work on  legal holidays and Sundays without pay.  Of course the natural eventuation  eventuated.  Emboldened by the apparent dependence of the lc boring clement, the employers' unio   voted a universal strike.  After tlrat the same old effort to bring  capital and 'labor together v. as resumed.  ���������**Judge.*'  ��������� * ���������  Modem Chivalry.  Jtntwarn Mis* (with an umbrella)���������  Beg po.rdo������4 Polito Gentian**���������Vxtnrl  tmeatum k\   I haw* atuttamr es* Wi.  Something  in  the  Water.  Marshall .'P. Wilder let drop ihe remark that."Sir Thom.1*. I.Ipton i:irer*.(!**.l  to protest, the yacht races ihe Shamrock  had lust."  "What  for?"   asked  a  friend.  "Why,   lie   claims   tlie   Americans   pur  something In  the water which prevented  the Shamrock's   winning."  "How absurd!   What could  it possibly  havo been?"  "Why,   the  Reliance,   of  course."  And then the friend paid a man to pul  something In  the glasses.  British Firm Received Order.  Commercial Intelligence (London) suys:  ���������Advices to the Foreign Ofllce siale that  the order for the whole of lhe pipes and  other material required for the construction of waterworks at Cailao has been  secured by a British linn. Tenders were  Invited from the United Slates ami several European countries. From Bahls  Mr. Consul Mcdhu.st reports tnat tin*  new bridge over tlie 1'araguasu River  and tire new road to Mundo Sovo arc  being actively constructed hy the British engineer who contracted for the job.  Thu bridge, 101 nrvrrcs in length, was  built ln London, arrd the necessary roaa  locomotives have likewise been (.idercd  from the United Kingdom.  Butcher���������Wasn't that a good steak lit*  sent you yesterday?  Customer���������Oh,  it ..'was a good duiv---**  able steak.���������Life.  ���������   The prospective heirs of the dyingt  miser come .'silently into his sick rc.-omu,  The physician is seated by the si>Je ot'  the patient, a finger: en liis  pulse.  "How;is our dear uncle torday, doo  tor?" ask the prospective heirs.  "There is small change in his condition."  At this the dying mfser rouses hinx--  self by a  supreme  effort.  "Small change?" he 'gasps.    "Put���������it\ -  ���������in���������my���������pocket."���������-Judge.  .  Senator Henry Heitfcld    of    Idah'a  t������lls  many  a. good  story   of  the  day*  when he was a "cow puncher" on tha   .  plains of Kansas.    One day he inct'a  woman, who, in summing up her misfortunes, said:���������  "Yes, Mr. Heitfeld. it has been M  black year with us. Firtt we lost ou-5  baby, and then Martha (i;cd on usj  then the 6!d man himself'died.'and*then  the cow died, too. poor \-.;:?iy\ But bee  hide brought me $6."���������Washingtoa-  Times.  m  i  Men For Housemaids.  " He is my housemaid," was the defence put forward in a London police  court by a Streatham gentleman summoned for keeping a male servant  without a license. From inquiries made  at various registry offices where male  as well as female servants are negotiated, a representative of The Daily  Chronicle learned that, though no one  has had the temerity to apply for a  "male housemaid," large numbers of  men, especially foreigners, are employed in private as well as in numerous boarding-houses, to do the greater  part of; the work of a housemaid.^ And  in many cases it is declared they do  it better and with greater vigor. They  are not expected to make thc beds,  but they will sweep the floors, and the  staircases,, keep thc area and basement  of tire house clean, polish the silver and  boots, and, above all. wait at table,  the appointments of the dinir.g-rooiv  being in their charge.  Necessity invents all things,  There's nothing that can biocfc it ;  We doubt not when the airship comes  Therc'k We a fool to rock it.  ���������Xiif. York. Sua.  Hicks���������O, I never; even notice hit*  anv more.  Wicks���������Is that so ?  Hicks���������Yes; notring disgusts mC*  more than a dead beat.  Wicks���������O, they dr-n't bother me J,  it's the live ones tha: nuke me tired*.  ���������Philadelphia  Ledger.  "Dear me!   Whit'.= thc matter?"  i^=Il'ILi*50^soxr\^icr^m>iJii!ic_brrithcrs_  'cause I'm going to eat ail this candy,  and  he  won't  get    none."���������Woman'-fh.  Home Companion.  M  M  Chekib Bey, the Turkish Minister tot'  Washington, attended in Philadelphia*-'  the recent launching of thc Turk^lsV  warship Mcdjidia at thc Cramps' shipyard.  During the luncheon following thst*.  launch, Chekib Bey animadverted ' fog  a moment to the beggars of Philadelo-  phia. ���������      '.    '  "You have here," hc said, "an enterprising and intelligent collection off*  beggars. One of theni approached mat:  this morning. He told ine a movin***'  tale of misfortune; then he asked in*  for a Jittle money.  "I put my hand in my pocket, to.fnuf*.  that I was altogether out of change.  " 'My man,' I said,  T have notbin**)**  for you now, but m an hour I shall b*  passing this way again.    Then, I promise you, you shall get something from  me.*  " 'AH  right, sir,'  said  the    beggarf  'but all the same,' he added, fretfulljv  'you  wouldn't  believe  the  amount or v-  credit I give in  this   way.'J'���������Bo*to������...."  Post.  ���������  Hortense listened coldly to the man'C;  mad avowal of his love.  "Are you a gentleman?' she askcoV,^  at last.    "I am told that you work."  "If you become my wife, I sweats?*  ncv.r to'worlf again!" he cried, witlftti  pathetic earnestness.  She  laughed,  thinking  of the coin*- ���������  mon fate  of foolish  -i-irls who marrjf .**-  men to reform them.���������Puck.  ���������**.  Richard���������Are these good apples oat  your trees ?-  Robert���������We don't know; our neighs ���������  bors' two boys never let any al then*'.  get ripe.���������Detroit Free Press., *****  Xmas  *  *  Christmas will soon be here, and you will be thinking  of what to buy. Let us suggest tliat you buy a good sensible  piece of Furniture; it will make your home look cosy,  besides, it will be useful as well as ornamental. We have  all kinds o( Furniture suitable for presents,  select a piece and we will save it for you.  Come   and  John ������.  Cabinet .Making.  Upholstering.  REVELSTOKE  FURNITURE  STORE.  Picture Framing*  5*S������������*S***S.*S*.**S^*ffi**&*  Revelstoke Herald and  Railway Men's Journal.  Thursday, Uecbmrjsk 10, 1003.  CHAMBERLAINITIS.  any decision arise compelling them to  vote against tlio present administration. There is not n single member ol  the Government; who hns not been  prominently' identified with tho cause  of labour. Hon. Richard JleBrirte lias  fought for the fishermen against the  capitalists on the lish trap question  agd his candidates irr Victoria lost  This is a new psychological comli-j hundreds of votes on that issue nlone.  tion   according    to   our  Free   Trade |    The Attorney-General has been ever  friends, 'thnt is rapidly denuding the  C'obdenites of many of their followiir  lt results in a complete change of  ���������heart in those affected. The latest  prominent politician to make the  chameleonic change is Premier Ross,  of Ontario, who, though posing as a,  Liberal and free trader for many  years has now allied himself with the  millionsailvocaling preferential tariffs.  As preference pre-supposes protection  no free trader can be a prefei-entiater.  Ws are glad at these declarations,  providing they are sincere. Mr.  Chamberlain's campaign must be successful in the long vim and can be  materially assisted by colonial statesmen. That political entities are being  lost sight of is also a good sign. It is  a movement '"of the people, for tbe  people and by the people." .Reaching  the hearts'; of the masses is the.secret  of the TMissioner's success. I'n Great  Britain the people can rely on tlie  honesty of JMr. Chamberlain's purpose.  Can they, in Canada, be equally  assured of the sincerity of Liberals,  such as Laurier, Cartwright, nnd now  R~ss, who. a few years ago, subscribed  to the Ottawa proniinciamento denouncing "'tlie principle of protection  as radically unsound,* unjust to the  masses of thc peopie."  XVe . regret that pressure on space  prevents us, for ti few weeks, continuing the publication of the "documents  in the case" of JMr. Chamberlain, but  trust that those we have already reprinted will give our free trade subscribers some' healthy food for reflection.  SOCIALIST POSITION.  "While  believing  that tbe theory of  socialism would be  unworkable if put  into practice we have taken many  occasions to express our opinion of the  honesty of purpose underlying the  political propaganda of many members of that party. This honest y was  proved most explicitly by Mi*. ���������!��������� H-  Hnwihornthwaite, JM. !\*I\. in Iri.-  remarks orr tire address in reply to the  Speech from the* Throne. On the  occasion in question Ire is reported to  have said;  ���������'For the Socialist representative:*: I  can say that tlrey fairly and impartially judge any bill that is brought  in. If it is against labour interests:  they will vote against it: if they  thought it in the interests of labour  tbey will vote for' it. Tire Socialists  will not do anything to hamper the  Government in its endeavour t.o develop the conntry."  This was an eminently proper stand  to take. Separated, as the Socialist  party is, by an impassable barrier  against* alliance with either- tlie Liberals or Conservatives the only course  its members can conscientiously pursue is to weigh every measure in the  even handed scales of justice. This i.s.  certainly, the theoretical way for any  party but even as early in the session  .as the time of writing several Liberal  members have totally forgotten this  rule.  "We do not fear tbat if the Socialists  maintain their present position, as we  ���������feel sure  tbey will, that there will be  the trusted counsel of unionists and  vindicated the rights of white men to  live in a white man's country, rather  than Mongolians, before the Oriental  Commission. Hon. R. G. Tatlow was  unceasing in his ell'orts regarding the  anti-Chinese Immigration Acts and  his record speaks for itself. Hon. ll.  F. Green was one of the cliief instruments irr securing the passage of the  Fight-hour law.  "With records like this, and in view  of the fact that tlio Conservative party  does not pose as the friend of labour  more than any other class of the community, we. can safely say that tbe  services rendered by tbe. Conservatives  to labour have not been life-service  but eminently'"' satisfactory action.  On tbe. other hand, the Liberal party  has posed as tire friend of labour but  no actions', prove tlieir sincerity. No  wonder that, in reply to a, sneer from  Mr. lMcliines, the member for- Nanai-  ino said:  "I hope that the Socialist party will  never become, so debased, so degraded  as to retain power for one single instant by the aid of any party with  whicli that lion, gentleman was connected."   -  ing them out to miners. The British  Columbia commission made this recommendation and it was duplicated  by tliat ol" New /.calami. When two  large coal producing countries, after'  independent investigation, arrive at  precisely similar  conclusions, the step  recommended should hi* taken.  **.  The Government has already shown  its sincerity on this question by pressing for, ami obtaining, convictions in  72 cases where Chinese bad been employed underground by the "Wellington Colliery Oo. Inspector Morgan  has been instructed to proceed butch  by butch until a conviction 1ms been  secured iu every ease. In view of  these facts we deem it unnecessary to  more than mention the recommendation for tlio "exclusion of nil workmen  from the niint-s who cannot intelligently understand orders and instructions given irr the Knglish language."  We believe this will be put into oll'ect.  Hon. Hicbard McBride, when Minister  of Mines in tlio Duiisniitirgovernment,  made this a condition precedent to  granting certificates to coal miners.  We do not think be will object to  extend it to cover all other under  ground workmen.  A    JUST TRIBUTE.  SAFETY OF WORKMEN.  We are glad to note that llu; Government has decided to make amendments to the "Coal Mines Regulation  Act" on the lines suggest erl by the  Koyal Commission appointed in 1002.  Accidents have, in this Province, been  increasinc at an alarming rate, tbe  nmiiber of fatalities being particularly conspicuous. fn tbe eight years  preceding 1901 the total number of  fatal accidents was SO. .an average of  10 per annum.     In 1901 there were 102  auiklS) ji^l002.^.^=_���������1- *,   o  One   recommendation   made, as   to  stoppings, should be carried out. The  concensus of opinion here is stated to  be in favor of wooden blocks, although  -oim* wished stone or brick. A diver*  -ity of opinion as t.o their being explosion proof or not is also noted. As  tbo experience of others is always  useful we may say tliat Ne-.v Zealand,  with an output .somewhat approximate  to tlrat of British Columbia, had n  iniilar commission irr 1001. Its conclusions are therefore worthy of notice  and consideration, fn tbat colony lire  pinion is definite. Oming thc enquiry a Trades and Labour Councils  (-'(inference was held n.t Dunedin and  made certain recommendations to the  jominrssioii, one of them being:  "That, irr all main air-courses in coal  mines where stoppings are required,  such stoppings shall be made ol* brick  or crib-logging."  On this recommendation Ure report  of the commission i.s explicit. It roads:  "We jut- of opinion that this rule  would add to the safety of the men  working in the mine, fnr. in the everil,  nf an explosion in any section of n  urine, stoppings made of boards are  too weak to resist the pressure, and  would be easily blown out, nrrd the  chance of the men escaping would be  diminished."  This is a straight advocacy of muk-  ing such stoppings explosion proof.  Another point touched on was the  necessity/or testing  lamps before giv-  It is a true saying that "Lookers on  see most of the game," so it is interesting to note tbe cordial reception  given to the McBride administration  by outside newspapers. The Calgary  Herald, in a recent edition, bad the  following to say:  "The progressive spirit exhibited by  Hon. Richard McBride and bis Conservative administration irr British  Columbia is sure to gain popularity  for- that gentleman and bis colleagues.  With bis small majority there were  many to predict that the McBride  administration would be n 'do nothing' government, but these peoplo  have missed their guess.  "On Friday last Mv. McBride almost startled tbo British Columbia  Legislature with the number of  measures introduced. Several of these  bills were wide of scope and drastic in  tone, but Hon. Kichnrd McBride  feared not the consequences.  '��������� Premier McBride seems determined  to restore I he financial standing of the  Pacific province by protecting the rich  possessions of British Columbia."  AVe are particularly glad to observe  just tributes like this. The principal  owner of the newspaper from which  we have quoted is a heavy investor in  this Province. He has enorriiou.*.  holdings in Fish river and tbe Lardeau. As an outsider, having nothing  but financial interests in British Columbia, there can be no sentiment  animating- the conclusion arrived at.  It is purely business*. And. after all.  dollars and cent.- cut no unimportant  figure in the life of ;i Province, as of  an individual.  Iris own experience, not only to illuminate bis theory of study but also to  show the misconceptions that have  arisen regarding the works of the  Bard of Avon.  He divided Shakespeare's plays into  the following divisions, synchronizing  with tliu date of theii production:  (1) In tin* workshop���������the initial stage  when tbe drama!ist. borrowed liis plots  and showed (.'rudeness lo a cerium  extent in construction. (2) In the  world���������frivolous comedies nrrd historical plays flattering to kings aud  courtiers. (Tl) In tbe depths��������� gloomy  nnd (���������yi'ieal tragedies. (I) On llio  heights��������� optimistic happy comedies  and allegories.  Mr. Nelson advised, a.s n proper  method to (.���������onsidereiicb separate play,  its division under live beads (a) the  introduction or story told of events  before the action eoninu-nced; (b) evolution, or plot proper, lending up to (e)  the climax, (d) devolution.-to be balanced witli the evolution arrd showing  the full logical result of each action  and event before the climactic stage  and '(n) termination, the inevitable  conclusion that must be reached from  the events of tbe drama. Advising  this, lie said, tbat in every play these  divisions could be found and searching  for the lines of demarcation would be  most instructive. Q  ' Macbeth next received the speaker's  attention of which lie gave a remarkably lucid resume and analysis. This  was particularly interesting owing to  tbe tragedy in question being the  present subject of study of the society.  Asa fitting conclusion bo recited the  well known sleep-walking scene in full  and, freed from tbe glamour of the  stage, and the usual costume accessories, the thrilling��������� ell'eet of tlie wierd  dialogue upon bis audience showed  Mr. Nelson's genius to a remarkable  degree. A hearty ��������� vote of thanks to  the lecturer closed the proceedings all-  present taking advantage of the occasion to offer their personal congratulations and thanks.  ��������� ���������ooo������ocs.9������'riee������������ee*e������'*eeeo  I FANCY CAKES  5 A 4    CONFECTIONERY  ***��������� If y(.(i   u'Kiil   Uiv*  above wo   emi  ��������� supply y.ni  with iiii-.'(li(li*-  ill lliis  ��������� lill!!..  e Titv oint  ��������� WIIUU'.SO.MI**  ������ White and Brown Bread  o  *    ' SIBBALD &��������� FIELD,  Scones a:?d Buns  naunv-4 \u\;\ Privuto   l-'ivtU-.i Oat*������r*.nl Tu.  Full Slock nf Kx-ivlU.nl (/amiiim.  #  w  '������������������������  m  *v=-*>  .A.<3- iiTJ-M* TS   POE.  ������al Esia1^  FINANCIAL  ear- ��������������������������� i: it. townsite.  .-a     f.&~ iMAUA TOWNSITK.  ���������JjS     l'&T~ OKKItA 1(0 TOWNSITK.  J.JCT- CAMUUItXti TOWNSITK.  I A. E.   B3ENNISOSN,    2  ��������������� .Mui'koiiKle Awim-i\ <*  i)0������������e������o������o������eooooo-9������os������-t������t-io  f|) ������&������ -UNION ������=^8r 1  ll   Cli gar   Factory  #  i^{ RKVELSTOICK,   H.C. ^  II #)  M H. A. BROWN,   Prop. M  B  Brands:  ������T������  ���������iii  C.OAli FOR S,\ l.K.  (Giiim.lii I'uriiiHiiuni J: Wustvrii  . ]       ('(((in.In .Mori*-*!**-** Cnr-iorriiinn. ,  IT Cul..Hint iitvu.,tii(L*(ii k(i,( l.dtin (Joinpuny.  fSini CIm. Cnlc-lonlnii Firo.      Alius Fire. ]  I. nn.i.i.on |.'ii-i>.   M������������������ ri*.-,onr.; lire.     N.in horn I'lre.  *{ d.'ni-.lliiu l-'tri*.   .MuncliL'alc.r Mro.   I'toiii IVcst l.l'i*.  I. i. ..oi. Accident uml ini-ir-mtuo.   I'orririlcrntli'rr I.tto  ~- v :ii..((!i.in .'iceidcrii A-vMiriiiicu I'd.   Connecticut l'*ir'o '  tUOl.T.SKK KOil SAI-K AND K1SNT.    '  C������T*N\���������������������������A'ANUNO.  J   I). SlUUAl.l., N'ouu-v I'uilii*.  ii'k*.'i*:i..*:i*(>k1'.. ii. <;.  CHAS. M. FIELD.  *������@*ss������-0-i*'^0^*s## ������i  W. M. Brow.i,    Prop.  One of tlio best anc!  commodious hotels in the  City   -.'    .    ...   ....  Free 'Bus meets all trains  Hourly Street Car.  Fare 10 Cents-  Front Street.  ^. 0UH   SPECIAL   and  THE   UNION X  ���������&   w  II) '      #  X ALL  GOODS   UNION   MADE ^  *���������# ���������                                               M  *****M<-M'**-M* ��������� .K"M**IrM������M"i*.t"M*  * *���������  -J-  *  ���������it  See Wilson's newly imported  stock of Wools loe tliu Kail  Trade.  The best assortment ever  lauded in Revelstoke.  Look for the UNION.LABEL  on all g-arinents made by us.  I  LEGAL  JOHN MANNlNt; SCOTT,  Hnrrister, Solicitor, Ktc.  First Street - - itevelhtoke, B. C.  HAKVEV, M-CAltTES. A; I'INKHAM  liarrislors. Solicitors, Ktc.  Solicitors for liniicrliil Bnnlc of Cnmula.  ��������� Cniiipnnv fuiiustoloH.il iiit' percent.  FrrifcT sfnEi'T. Kevelstoke ll. 0.  SOCIETIES.  NOTE AND   COM3IEN7.  JRegftHins Panama. UriitliT Jcm.-r-  Llian ha.- ,ict(.-d in a way that neither  his pa-nor-nia would agree with.  The bankruptcy of Zion city reminds  one of the storv nbout the-Chinaman  who enquired if  time."  -Gee  Kli   bloke allee  The linnkruptcy of "Elijah" Dowie  will cause the biggest faith healing he  ever iiccoiriplishcd. It will heal tliotr-  s inds of his hypnotised fools of tlieir  faith in Dowie and Dowieisrn.  Red  Rose Tleuree meets second :.nd fourth  Trresdiivs of each month; Wliite Rose  Deirree  meets third Tiic������(ln.v -if eneh quarter, rn Oddfellows Hall.  Visitini: brethren welcome  T. II. IJAKEIt, If* COOKE,  -'resident. Seereturj-.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  Re-rulur meetings are  held  in  thc  Oddfellow's Hall on  tlie Third Fri-  2?-    dav of each month, nt 8 p.m. sharp.  Visiting hrctlircn cordialiv invited  ED. ADAlK, W.jr  W. JOHNSTON, i'.cc.-See.  Cold flange Lodge, K. of P.,  Ho. 26, Revelstoke, B. C,  MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY  in Oddfellows' Hall ftt S  o'clock. Vi������iling Knights are  cordially invited.  C. C.  If. COOKE, K. of R. it S.  A. BROV,';*., .Master of Finance.  -M.A.'WILSON,"  CtrmlU'Ltc of Mitchell'**. School of Hnr-  incilb C'uttinp:, New York.  Estaiilislinreiit���������Xoxl Taylor   i'lock.  .'���������i'**fJ-*I**I'->*l;*>*:'*l'*J'(B*I''l-*l-*>*i'*I'T**I''T-*H'I'  GET    YOUR    EYES    TESTED    FREE   OF   CHARGE.  .*a;*ir- day clocks  j   J.. GUY' BARBER,   -   Jevreller, Optician  j. a. mmi &. go.;  tjllLTL'SSiM'S to A. X.  Smilli.!  MAKERS AHD CONFECTIONERS  Fresh ami Complete Linn of Groceries.  Jas. I. "Woodrow  UTGHEB  Ketail Dealer in���������  Beei, Pork,  Mutton,Etc,  Fish and Game in Season....  All orders promptly filled.  Cortcein^e������,8s. EBYBltSTOKB. B.P.  MOSCROP   BROS.  Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water  Heating.   Electric Wiring &  Bell Works.  Pipes. Valves and Fittings.  Second St.. REVELSTOKE, B.C.  ������5*������S*r5X=XS������S������.^^  | PELLEW-HARVEY, I  BRYANT & CILMAM |  Mining Engineers ������  and Assayers,       .       fe  -YA.NCOOVEK, B.C.   **.-.Est!iblislie(l 18110   %}  Tim pi'i'inici- ('(Tf.ftrr.-rlly stoppcl tin-  ory for th.- fej-ilneingrif tht* 2% irirrrcvni  t.;ix by a tax on profits by pointing  out: tlrnt, at this singe of tho gam<\  t.lrore. were not. rnftny who declared,  any profits.  Win. Davidson, the Labour member  for Slocan, exposed the. inetfectiinlil.y  of the lead bonus when he said that it.  had done no good in his constituency,  irr which most of the big lead mines  nre situated.  H. PERRY-LEAKE,  Mining Engineer  and Metallurgist.  .SI*K.CiAI.TIKt������ :  I'.xuiLii-'i*.;������.*li;'nut ri*|i'.iU t.ri Minili-i  l-*r*-������i<*rtk.*(,  8|������K*ifir.-it:orj   and  C.ri^tnr      *t  Minin** .M-ichirmi-y.  Mill   Tn*:*   tit   Ores ami   C'uncen-  tr.'it(.*(,  P.t-.ilftiTil McNeill liiAe:'  COWAN CLOCK, ltevelstoke,   ii. (.-.  ASSAY WORK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS %  UNDERTAKEN. 0    ' 0  Testa mttde up to 2.000 lbs. 0  A specialty iniule of elieeking Smelter (M  .Tulps. , 0  SKHiples from the Interior by moil or ������  exrires^ |,roni|������tlyrAtleri(ie(i to. w  (Jorruspoitdenee soliciled. $j  % VANCOUVER, B. C. %  Harold Nelson's Lecture.  limitations of space prevent an  adequate report being given on the.  address delivered by Mv. Jlarold jVel-  sorr, during his visit to the city recently, upon the suhject of "How to Study  .Shakespenrn." It is not often Unit arr  audience hnrrgs for two hours on the  words of a speaker when, of necessity,  the subject must to a certain extent  be of a technical nature. JMr. iVelsorr,  however, enlivened the proceeding!  by apt  illustrations  nnrl stories from   J������  iVICLGOCJ,  MASON iiRISOl PIANOS  Renowned for their  full  aiul syiiipnllielio tone.  Unsurpassed    in i  finish  and case design.  -   Agent  H. W. Edwards,  Taxidermist.  IDEKR    HEADS,    BIROS,     ANIMALS  MOUNTED.  REVELSTOKE, - -     ���������  B. C.  yu---VV <-*^"*%r*'  Write for onr  interesting lxx>k?> "Invent-,  for'* Help** nri'l   '* IIotv yon Hrc Bwlndled."1  ��������� fteiul n'? n roiifrli sketch or model of ^oitr in-,  ���������vcnllon or improvement nnd .we will tell your'  'free our opinion us t.o whctlirr it i**-* probably,-1  ��������� pntenlflbtc. Rejected npptlcntionithave often  'been .sticeessfnlly prosecuted by n������, vVe  'conduct  fully equipped ofiTires in Montreal.  I niul Wawii ington ; thi.'itpmlifies us to proinpt-*(  iiy dispjitch work nnd quick lv si-cme ratents*  ma bro ul as the invention, ilfghestrefereuces-i  Furnished. ?  ��������� Patents procured through Marion it Ma *  j Hon receive speeinl notice xvithout charge iu?  lovcrxoo newspapers distributed throughout^  ithe Dorninion. ������  , Specialty:���������Patent business of Manufac* ?  Iturcrs and KnRincers. J  MARION & MARION  .    Patent Experts and Solicitors.   .  Sr,.,, f   New York Life B'W'z.nontreaii?  SO*"*"-   \   AtUntlc Bldg.Washfmtton D^  Wholesale -ind Retail Dealers  PRIME BEEF.     PORK.     MLiTON     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.  WATCHES H  1 have a large and well assorted  stock ol" t.ho vory best movements. VlCHlTAS. VASfiUABD,  Now Uailwiiy, all  23,  jcwcllud.  Cases to suit all jiockets.  Fully guarante?d watches from  $5.00 up.  .Icwelitti* .-i(((l Opticiiin,.*'-   Mc-lCcnzio Ave  ,KAVE YOUR EVES TESTED AND FITTED WITH GLASSES  -*r.M.*l.*i.*t**i.'M.**������*+4***+*^^  ���������c  4.  *5<  4<  o  J.  ���������J(  ���������>  ���������}<  ���������!<  ���������it  *  "**>  4<  4<  9  -J*  *}<  -I*  In rull bloom Tor Fall  and Winter. 11' you  want an overcoat that  combines w a r m t h ,  protection a g n i n s t  incleinetit woatli e r,  distinction as to the  appearance, stability  of color, honesty as to  material and tailoring  with fairness of price,  all yoiiJiced__to_(lq is  to search our stock of"  patterns, let us inaKe  up the garment and  your exact rei-uire-  tnants will lie mot.  Ladies' Tailored Suits to Order.  J. B. CRESSMAN,  - Mackenzie Ave  v-i-  (*  (*  *  ���������s*  (*  ���������5-  *  I  (*  ���������i*  *  -+-  K-.  ���������5-  ���������  *  ���������t'  t  ^.4.*j.*|.^^^.^.**f*>+*l*������*f*l>*f*^*J'***f^  REVELSTQKE  Business  College  DAY AND EVENING CLASSES  '���������IN THE LIBRARY .BUILDING;  I nsr ruction   is    given   in     Bookkeeping*,  Commercial      Arithmetic,      Penmanship,  Correspondence, English, Shorthand and  Typewriting.  Classes are  being  formed   for  French  and Latin.  Woo (1 for sale including  Dry Cedar, Fir and Hemlock.  All  orders left at w   M,  receive prompt aueniion.  "Laivrenrre's  wirf  W. FLEMING.  IMPROVE  YOUR  CHANCES  in the Oonnncrcial world bytakin^ a  complete course in Isaac Pitman's  Shorthand. Shorthand cannot lie successfully taught by mail. I o!Ter you  personal and practical instruction at  mv Evening Classen which (.���������niiniior.ee  on" November 2nd. Students Prepared jfott the Civil. Service. , For  further particulars apply to  WALTER MUNRO,  Revelstoke, B. C  SOUTHERN  PSiES,  Moore Co., N. C.  The most delightful climate for  a Home or Winter Resort.  Only sixteen hours from New  York. Write to Board of Trade  of Southern Pines for booklet. HUM  mm&amtmam'  y-  y  fr  /SL\  .y  quite a lloet of vessels actirrg in the  work. H. M. Ships Grafton and  Kgoria and' the launches Berl and  Topaz, are on hand. There i.s also the  barges Isabel arrd two from the navy  with the big pumps and wrecking  gear of 'j he B.C. Salvage Co. That  company's steamer Maude and the  Vancouver tug Dauntless are also at  Village Point.  Correspondence Regarding: last  week's work���������Government has  a Majority of Six, Houston  Refraining from Voting.  (from Our Own Correspondent.)  VlCTOitlA,   Dee.   "������.���������Yesterday  saw  tho   conclusion of   the   seventh day's  session   of    the   l.egislatute    during  which a  lot*   of   good   work has been  done.     The Speech   fronr the Throne  has been disposed of nnd the Loan Bill  given its second reading.     In addition  to this several others  have lrren introduced and the Public Accounts placed  before the 1 louse.     The Bill lo amend  the  Evidence Act. the one repealing  the $5  poll  tux. the bill to amend the  Coal Tax Act, the extra assessment en  Railways  have also  had their second  readiugs and  the usual volley of questions that mark  the beginning of   the  session  answered.     Take  it. all in all  there  hns  never  boen  a similar rapid  advance of business in the Legislature  before.  Since my last letter several interesting speeches have been, made, probably the best being that of J. LI.  Iliiwtliornthwaite. He declared, as  head of the Socialist party, that they  would do nothing to einbarras the  government which statement was  concurred in by XVm. Davidson, the  Labour member for Slocan. John  Houston also spoke to the address in a  semi-huniourous vein and only made a :  passing reference to the ������������������Hoiisti.ii '" North Carolina, Ualeigh; JMr. John  incident," saying  that   he  considered   H-   Sharp,    Treasurer  Seaboard   Air  Four   and   a  half per   cent   on  First Mortgage Loan.  If you have money out at. two to  our per cent, write to thu undersigned who can place youi' money so  it will nei you IV ur and (rne hall' per  cent on lirst-clri'-s city property where  the insurance on the property will  cover the full amount of loan.  The people of llu* South are making  more money than the people of any  .section of the union. Fruit growing  and truck farming pay 'large profit*.  because the farmer gets his product'*'  into market six weeks earlier than tln-  fariuer of airy other section. Rici  growing, sugar cane growing and the  making of sugar, cottoir growing  bring lo the farmers large -returns,  and t hese crops are sure. No droughti-  to cause a failure. Where people are  making money is the place to loan for  sure and safe return of principal and  interest.  1 give as reference Hon. Walter  Clark, Chief Jrictieo of Supreme Court  for North Carolina, Raleigh, N. C:  Mr. Josephus Daniels, Editor Daily  News and Observer, the leading   daily  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby  (riven that tliirty dnys afte 1  <l;(tt. I intend to apply t.i tlie Chief Coiutuissiouc   \ 1  (������f Lands  nnd   WmKs fur a special licence to cot j   n  and carry   .-(way  timber  from   the followiiii; described lands silrmtcd on Adams lake In l.illooel  dislrict, II. (;.  C'ou.meuein*; at a pest marked "II. S. Johnson's  sontli east corner" planted on thc west shore of  Adains lake about tivo miles south from the  mi.nth of Adams river, thencu nortli ion ahaiiis.  thencu west -10 chains, tlience south ion eliains,  tlience easl Hi chains to the point of coiuiuence-  ineut.  Hated this lrtili day of October, UK*.'!.  II. S. JOHNSON.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby -riven thar thirtv dirvs after  .Tad. we intend to apply lo the chief Commissioner of '.inula and \\ orks forn special licence to  cut anil carry away timber from tlie foll.iwln**;  .Icscrilied liiiuls situated on Adams lake In LU-  looet district, I!. <-.  CoiniuciicliiB at a post marked "llrulior Lumber  (Vi.'s south east corin'i'- planted on Ihe west shore  of Adams lake al t one uml a half miles soutli  west from the mouth of Spa-pil-eni creek.  Iheuce north Sll chains, ilicuce west 80 chains,  lie ncc soutii So cliuins, thence enst SO chains to  (he point of coiuinenceuienl.  Dated this lr-tliday of October. llVM.  IIAltltdlt l.r.Mlil-'lt COMPANY.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby -riven that thirty days oftordatfi  intend to apjily to the Chief Comin issioucr of Lanils.-ind Works for a special licence  to cut and carry away timber from I iiu following  descrihed lands situated ou Harbor creek, a tributary of Adams river, in l.illoi ut district, il. C  Commencing ut n nost. marked "lt. McClecry's  soutii east corner post planted on tiie nortli bank  of Harhor creek ulioiit uliiht iniles up from Adams  river, tiieuee nortli SO chaiiis, tiieuee west SO cliuins  llienco soutli Sll eliains, tlicucc cast 80 chains to  tin* point of commencement.  Hated this unit day of November, inn*!.  It. .McCl.lTKKY.  NOTICK.  Notice is liereby given that thirtv davs after  late I intend lo apply lo' lire Cliief  oinmissiiiner of Lauds and Works for a special  licenco to cut unit cairy nway timber from the  .'..ll..wiiii descrilieil lauds situated on Harbor  ������������������reck, a tributary of Adams river, in Lillooet  llslrict, II. C.  Coinniuncins at a post umrTTed "II. McCleerv's  'loith-nest corner post," piautcd on thu uorth liank  it Harbor crock about, eiuht miles up from Adams  r.ver, thencu -.until so chains, thence eri-tsncliuins.  .hence ninth su eliains, Iheiiee west ill chains to  -lie point of commeucuuiunt.  Hated tin's 2nd ilay of Novemb.ir, into.  II. .UcULKl'llY.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby rrlvcii thnt tliirty days afterdate  I iureud lo upply lo the Chief Cnunuissiiiiicr of  Lands und Works for u special licenco locittuud  carry away timber from tlie fclloivinrr described  lauds situated oil tlArhor lake, In l.illooel district,  11. O.  Coiinncncin*.' at n post nmiked ".I. P. McCloery'*.  Kouth'Wcsl corner post," planted at the head of  llavhor lake about, thirteen utiles up from Adam*,  river, theuce norlh SOchaius, tlience cast .so chains,  tlience south so chains, theneo west so chill is In  the point of coniiiieucemeiit.  Hated lliis 4th day of November, limn.  .1. I'. McCI.Ki'UY.  his rejection an insult to Nelson. As  to' Fernie, he said that if the sitting  member had not been ill his majority  would have been much larger and  anyway he was the man the people of  that constituency wnnted. The ail***  dress was carried without division  after Cameron, MacGowan and Williams had made short speeches.  On Thursday the various committees  were appointed, Thomas Taylor, of  Revelstoke, having a place on those  regarding Mining and Railways.    ���������  Friday saw the only division so far.  the Government having a majority of  six. It was oir- the Loan Bill. Houston did not vote and Ellison and "Wells  were absent. The former has arrived,  however, and will inciease the Government majority until "Wells comes  to'even matters up. Monday will see  the commencement of night sessions  and it is quite probable that the House  will be prorogued before Christinas.  Line Railway, Portsmouth, Va., aird  Mr. E. II. Clement, Editor Daily  Transcript, Boston, Mass. If you  want airy information about the  Soutb, its lands, water powers, best  place to spend winter, etc.. as well as  loaning money, write rne. and 1 wil  gladly reply. Address John Tl  Patrick, Pinebiuff. N. C. ���������  H* M. S. Flora Ashore at Village  Point.���������Accident Caused By  Fog-.���������Attempts at Floating-  to Be Made.  (From.Our Own Correspondent.)  Victoiua, B. C, Dec. 6.���������Tbe Flora,  one of the ships of the .North Pacific  squadron, is ashore at Village Point,  Dennison Island, near "Union. The  accident occurred early Friday morning in a dense fog and although a'  court martial will be held on Capt. C.  3. Baker and the navigating officer it  is hardly believed that it .will be  declared more than au accident. The  channel is very deceptive and, strange  to say, the big collier Willamette  struck on the same place a couple of  years   ago   and   hung   up   for    nine  ���������months.   The Flora is a steel hulled twin  screw ship, sheathed, and has a displacement of -1,360 tons. She is 320  feet long by 49.0 beam,' and has a  draught of 10.2 feet. Her horse power  is 7,000 nominal draught and 9,000  forced draught. She was built at  Pembroke, cnginocl at Barrow and  launched in 1803. She cost X2I1.S19  to build. She carries a complement  of 312 men, and her armament consists  of two 6-inch quick-firing, eight 4-7  guns, eight 6-poundei-s, one 3-pounder,  four Maxims and four torpedo tubes.  The vessel has a speed of 10-5 knots.  She lies about 300 yards oif Den man  island shore, just north and inside of  Village Point, heading about east at  high tide. The vessel is under water  aft, and tis far as her smokestack, her,  bows being practically out of water  giving a fore and aft inclination of 1  j and 5. At the time of her striking  ' she was listed 10 degrees to port, and  is,now 12A degrees. At low water  one .may wall-: under her bilge as far as  her after smokestack. Tiie holes iu  the hull are small, but many plates  are ripped off. "When the ship struck  r she filled through the after ports  which were^open and put under water  by the boivs being raised. Tha shore  is littered with stores, bags and impediments of nil kinds. Canvas awnings are pitched for shelter arrd tho  Rev. Mr. Nixon's house and the  boathouses are filled with articles  from the ship.  An attempt will he made to-morrow  to float her. Admiral Bickford and  N. F. Bullen, of (lie murine railway,  two  now on the scone and  thore  i.s  Human Family statistics.  The    estimated  population    of  tho  ���������world on January 1, 1S95, waa 1,500,-  000.000.  Taking tlie world over, there is an  average ot one death and one and  one-fourth births per second. Only  one-half of all who are born into the  World live to the-age of 17.  Vital statistics prove that, taking  the world over, there are 109 women  to every 100 men. Out of every nine  sudden deaths reported, eight of tho  number are men.  The microscope shows that the human body ls covered with, scales, each  scale covering 500 pores.  Only six persons out of each 1,000  born live to be seventy-five years old,  and only one out of the same number  reaches the century mark.  Figures by experts In vital statistics prove that not loss than 4,847,-  500.000 human beings die on our globe  each century.  The latest anthropological statistics  prove that ln America the daily,  monthly and yearly number of births,  exceed the deaths in the ratio of 3 to  L  ��������� Huxley's tables show that the human body !s made up of thirteen different elements, of which five are  gases and eight solids.  The average height of man In the  ���������United States is 5 feet 10% inches; in  England, 5 feet 9 inches; in France, 5  feet 4 inches; in Belgium, S feet 6*4  Inches.  NOTICK.  Public iinli(.,L. is lit ivhy-riven tli.it tho uudcrsie:n-  il intend tu apply under the provisions of lire  Tramway Company Incorporation Act" runt  unciidiu-: net.-,,for lire incorporation of ri company  .vith power to build, equip and operate n tramway  *ml to construct and equip and operate telephone  .1- telegraph lines in connection (herewith, between  i, lioint orr the north east arm of Upper Arrow  Lake, at or near the townsite of J'enton and a  ,ioiitt on Fish Itiver, West Kootenay, It) miles  .loilherly from the town of (.'airrliorne.  The general route of said proposed tramway and  telephone ur telegraph lines shall he alone; or near  Jit* eastetly .shore of the nnrtii east arm of Upper  Arrow Lake arrd thence northerly along or near  the hanks of l-'ish river.  Hated this lurh day of July, 1903.  A. Johnson, J. A. lltirragii, (J. y. McCarter,  Applicants.  NOTICE.  Notice Is herehy riiven that thirty days after  date I intend t<. apply (������������������ lhe Chief  Commissioner of Lands ami Works for a special  licence to cnt and enriy away timlier from the  following described lands situated on Harbor  crecl:. a tributary of Adams river, in Lillooet  districl, 11, C.  Commencing a', a post marked "IL McCIeerys  south east, corner post." planted oil the north side  of llarlior creek, aliout nine miles up from Adams  liver, theuce north SO chains, theuce west Su  eliains, Ihence south sn chains, theuce east till  chains to the poinl of commencement.  Dated this -.'ml day of November, 100.1*.  11. MoCLBERY.  NOTICE.  Notice is herehy given that thirty days after date  we intend to appiy to the Cliief Commissioner of  Lands aud Wni ks fora special licence to cut and  cany away timlter from tiie following described  la mis situated on the cast shore of Adams lake in  Lillooet district, ll.C.  Commencing at a post jilanted on liie east shore  of Adamslake, about lw*o miles soulhof the Mo*  Mich river and mnrked -'Harbor Lumber Company's uo(tll-west corner," theuce uast 40 chains,  Iheuce south loir chains, theuce west -Id chains,  theuce north llio chains to the point of commencement.  Dated this 311th day of .���������September, 1003.  ItAHBOlt LU.MI1KU COMPANY.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date 1 intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lauds and Works fur a special licence to cut  and carryaway timber frum thu following described lauds situaled on Harbor lake, in Lillooet,  (l.striut, il. C. '    -  Commencing at a post marked "ft. McCleery's  suuth-casl, corner pont," planted on tiie west side  of Hal hor lake, about thirteen luiles upfiom  Adams river, theuce north bo chains, theuce west  ill chains, Iheuce soutii SU chains, thence custSU  chains to lhe point of commencement.  Dated this fourth day of November, 190.'!.  tt. McCLEEKY.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given tliat thirty (lavs after date  ] intend to apply to the Chief (.'otiimis-  sioner of Lauds and Works fora special licence to  cut and carry away timber from the following  described larrds situated orr Harbor ereek, a tributary of Adams river, in l.illooel district, 11. C.  Commencing nt a post marked "ll. McCleery's  north-east corner post," planted on the north bank  of Harbor ereek aboirt erght miles up from Adams  river, theuce south SO chains, thence west SO  chains, thence nortli SO chains, thence east 80  chains lo the point of commencement.  Dated this 2nd day of November, 1903.  II. McCLEEKY.  Sale of Lands for Unpaid Delinquent Taxes in the Revelstoke  Assessment District Province of  British Columbia.  I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that, on Friday, the Eleventh Dayof December A. D., 1903, at  the hour of twelve o'clock, noon, at the Court House, Revelstoke, I shall sell at Public Auction  the lands hereinafter set out of the persons in said list hereinafter set out, for the delinquent taxes  unpaid by said persons on the 31st. day of December 1902, and for interest, costs and expenses,  including the cost of advertising said sale.  LIST ABOVE MENTIONED.  MEN !!!    GIVE THE  Vacuum Developer  A trial mul bo ccnvinccil tliat it will give results  stive and lasting. Cures weak ness "and undeveloped ovgans, .stricture and varii-ocele. Send  stamp for hook sont st-aled in plain envelope.  STRKXVA JIBALTU APUANCE 00.  ������va -i;   rect, West, Vancouver, B.C.  WANTED.  GOOD CARPENTERS  Experienced CaipentersandFramers  for Mill "Work at Arrowhead. Address  W. J. LUDGATE, Arrowhead.  NOTICE.  Notice is liereby given that thirty days after date  ������ .intend to apply to the Chief Co ui missioner of  LaiuLi and Works for a special licence to cut and  carryaway timber from the fui lu wing described  lands situated on Harbor lake, in Lillooet district,  li. ������..  Commencing at a post marked "J. P. McCleery's  north-west corner po.-**t," planted at the liead'of  Harbor lake, about thirteen mile.-, up from Adams  r.ver. thence south SO chains, thence east SO chains,  tlience north Sll chains, theuce west SO chains to  the point of commencement.  Dated this4tli day of Xovember, 1003.  J   P. Mcf'LBKKV.  ���������  BIRCH    $5.00  FUR     ���������S4.50  H EM LOCK���������S4.50  CEDAR���������$3.50* .  Apply to  A. Cowie  CITY RESTAURANT   '  First  Street. .  Short Description  of Property.  Col. No. 1  Col. 2  Col. 3  .  Delinquent  Taxes.  1 5  ?���������>���������=.  5 5  OS  Name of Person Assessed.  Taxes  llltl'ITSt  at date of  Sal.-.  Total  A Happy Hilts.  James Payn tells* this story of the  ���������'American, plan" of dueling, wherein  th-8 two duelists, with one second,  meet within doors, and draw lots for  .-who shall shoot himself: "On a recent occasion, A and B having had a  "difficulty," A was the unlucky man,  and retired for the purpose of self-  destruction Into the next apartment,  B and the second, both very much  moved by the tragedy of the situation,  remained in listening^ attitudes^, ^\t^  last the pistol' was heard; they shuddered with emotion and remorse, when  suddenly in rushed the supposed dead  man, triumphantly exclaiming "Miss*  edl"  OliAnnoey Dope-ir on fTrippIneii*  "My recipe for happiness is to keep  ln touch with the young. Join ln  their games, be a partner in the  danoe, romp the fastest a*nd turn the  quickest in the Virginia reel or the  <*oun/try dance, go up to the old college  and sit down and light your pipe and  sing college songs, take the children  to the theatre and howl with them at  the roaring fa-rce, and laugh with  them at the tragedy, be the*ir conft-  dant In their love affairs, and, if they  are not equal to it. write their love  letters, and never atop writing sorn������  for yourself."  NOTICE.  Xotice U liereby given that, thirty days nflcr  d.'ite I intend to ((])nly to the Chief Cornnnssioner  of Lamls uml Works for a .special licence to cnt  arrd carry nway timber from rlie follo-A-in** described lands srtuated on lJarbor* lake, irr Lillooet,  district, I*. C. '  Commencing at a pnst marked "]). JlcCleery's  north-west comer post," planred on rhe west side  of Harbor lake abont twelve miles rip from Adams  river, thence sonth SO chains, therrce oastSd chains,  therrce nnrtii SO chains, tlrence west fell chain-, lo  tl.e poirrt of commencement.  Dated tlris 3rd day of November, li)0.'l.  1). .McCI.KERV.  NOTICE.  Xotice is hereby piven that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  or Larrds and Work.** for a fpecial licence to cut  arrd carry away rinrher from the followrrrc desenb-  ������������������(|_lnn.K*i.tiratc*(l_oti_lIarb*.ir_lakc, in.Lillooet diri^  trict, B. C.  Commencing at a post marked " G. McCleery's  north-east corner po.-t," planted on the west side  of Harbor lake aborrt thirteen miles irp from  Adams river, theuce south SO chain**, therrce wcr.t  ail ch.'uns. thence norrh t-ii chains, therrce east 80  chains to the point of commencement.  Dated tlris -Ith day of Xoveml-er, 1003.  G. McCLKKUY.  Yankee  WINTER RESORT  Pine Clad Sand Hills of  North    Carolina;    Pine  BliiiT.  A Two-Cent Stamp   for  Booklet.  F. C. ALLEN,  SHCltETARY  IJOAUI) OF TRADE.  Tlie Little Girl's PraTer.  A little girl in a Pennsylvania town,  in saying her prayers the other  night, was told to pray for her father  and mother, who were both very ill  and for one of the servants, who had  lost her husband. '. She faithfully did  as she was told, and then*, impressed  ,wi/th the dreary'condition of things,  added to her own account : "And now,  oh God, take good care q������ Yourself,  for if anything should happen to you  iwe should all goto piscea- Am*n."���������-  New York Times.  NOTICE.  Xotice is lrhrehy piven that thirty days nfter dat������  I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  l^iruls and Works for a special licence to cnt arrd  carry away timber from the following described  lands situated on Harbor lake, Irr Lillooet district,  H.C.  Commencing at a post marked "D. McCleery's  north-east corner post," planted nearthe west side  of Uarbor lake about twelve rrriles rrp from Adams  river, thence soutlr 60 chains, therrce west;80  charns, thence north SO chains, thence cast 80  cha ins to the point of commencement.  Dated tlris 3nl day of Xovernber, 11*03.  D. McCLKERV.  NOTICE.  Xotice is hereby giverr that thirty days nfter  date 1 intend ti) npply to the Chief  Conimissioner of Lands and Works foraspecial  licence to eut aud carry away timber from the  followlnfr described larrds situated . on Adams  lake in Lillooet district, I). C.  ('orrrmerrciut* at a-post marked "11. K. Johnson's  smith east corner," planted ou rhe west short* of  Adams lake at tiro mouth of the ripa*pil*em creek,  theuce north 40 chains, thence west ltto chains,  thence south -10 chains, theuce east 1(30 drains to  the point of commencement.  Dated this 12I.li dayof October, l'Xr.1.  Jl. S. JOUXSOX.  NOTICE.  Xotice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the thief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for aspecial  licence td cut and carrj* away timlier fronr the  following described lands situated orr Uppar  Adams river in Lillooet district, B. C.  Commencing at a post marked "A. Anderson's  soutlr south west corner post" planted about  SO vards from the east bank of Upper Adams river,  about 201 iniles up from Adams lake,  thence east ISO chains, tbence north 40 chains,  tlience west 100 cbains. theuce south 40 chains to  tlie point of commencement.  Dated this 26th day of October, 1903.  A. AXDERSOX.  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnished with the  Choicest the Market  affords.  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large, Light bedrooms.  Rates $i a day.  Monthly Rale.  Buchanan, M. M..  Bray ton, W. N...  Boomer, L   Cameron, Dan...  Clark, A. A   Charles, J. W.S.  Daly, Frank..  Dunbar, Dan.,  Fleishman, J.. .*.  Forsters, Order.  Forddred,  G....  Gallon & Co., T...  Gunn, TR   Hall, C   Harris. J.-H   Halcyon Hot Springs SauitariumCo  Knowles. J   Kii-knp, W.....  Moore, Pete   Moore, JR. A. F.  Mesker, A. C.  Mcintosh, D....  McCarthy, D   MeMahon, Jan..  Newman, \V. S....  Newman, Geo   Nostrand, G. Van.  Perry, R   Lot 1, Block 3 Camborne  Lot 21, Block 5, Lots 10, 20,   Block 0,  Lots 13.14  [Block 7, Ferguson  Lot 13, Block 31  Lot 9, BlocklS  Lots 9, 10, Block 4  Lots 13, 15, Block 5  Lot 1, Block 39     "  Lot 40, Block 40  Lot 22, Block 55  Ferguso n  Ferguson  Burton City \  Camborne J  Trout Lake  Trout Lake  Ferguson  Pettipiece, JR. P   Perry, R. F   Lots 6, 7, Block 2, Lot 10, Block 55  Lots 10, 17, Block 47  Lot 13, Block 47,  /  Lots 1 to 7, Block 4, Lots 4, n, Block 7  Lot 4, building, Block 55  , -Ferguson  Trout Lake  Ferguson  Lot 0, Block 31  Lots 14, 15, Block 6  Lot 100, Group 1,Hotel  Ferguson  6 20  37 00  2 00  2 40  12 90  2 40  3 60  2 10  14 40  2 40  7 20  11 40  2 80  2 00  2 00  2 00  20    2 00  Halcyon Springs!  2 80  6 40  153 75  Lot 6, Block 10, Lot 9, Block 50 Ferguson  Lot 2712, Group 1 Big Bend  Lots 18, 19, Block 1 Ferguson  Lot 26, Block 49 Trout Lake  Lot 8, Block 30 Ferguson  Lots 8 to 10, Block 7, Lot 11, Block 30 Ferguson  Lots 10, 11, Block 48, Lot 25, Block 40 Trout Lake  Lots 1 to 3 and house, Block 51 Revelstoke  Lot 21 Block 1 Ferguson  Lots 8, 9, Store, Block 3, Arrowhead, Lot 9 Block 5  [Ferguson  Lot 10, Block 5 Ferguson  Lots 10, 17, house, Block, 42  Ferguson    0 -10  2 10  14 10  8 70  41 95  4 15  4 60  15 90  4 60  2 00  ���������2 00  2 00  2 00  2 00  8 40:  4 80;  3 75;  49 60    395    200      55*55  104 80  5 45  J. Albert Stone ���������   Prop  NOTICE.  Xotice is hereby given that tliirty days after  date I intend t) apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special  licence to cut and carTy away timber froru the following described lands situated on Upper Adams  river in Lillooet district, B. C.  Commencing at a post marked "R. Steiss' north-  e.astcorner post," planted aliout fifty yards east  from the east bank of Upper Adams river, about  twentv miles up from Adains lake, thence south  so charns, tlience west SO chains, thence north 80  chains, thence east 80 chnins to the point of commencement.  Dated tlris 28th day of October, 190.''.  lt. STKISS,  HON HOTEL  FIRST CLASS $2  PER DAY H0U8E  Choice Brands of Winee, Liquors  and Cigars.  J. LAUGHT0N, Prop.  First  Street.  . NOTICE.  Public notice is given that the Big  Bend-Lumber Company Limited have  adopted the below mentioned limber  marks for logs belonging to them and  all persons are w.irned against dealing  with or keeping in possession any logs  bearing any of said marks:  235  Dated at Arrowhead, Aug. 28, 1003.  THE BIG BEND LUMBER CO. LTD.  THEO. LUDCATE, President.  Reid, Mat hew.  Raymond, C. R.  Smith, A. O......  Sandberg, Ole....  Still well. CH...,  Smith, J.E.......  Schmidt,' Jacob..  Thomson, Wm...  Worden Bros   Woodward, E. G.  Lots 25, 20, house,'Block 30 Fergusou  Lots 2 to 4. 10 17. Block I Goldfields  Lots 1 to 8, 10, 12 to 14, 17 Block 2  Lots 1 to 15, 17 to 22, 28,30, 32,33,30 to 48, Block 4   [Goldfields  Lots 1 to 9, 11 to 20, 29 to 48, Block 5  Lots 1 to 40, 42 to 48, Block 0  Lots 1 to 48, Block 7  Lots 1 to 48, Block 9  Lots 1 to 48. Block 10  Lots 1 to 21, Block 11  Unsurveyed portion, 114 acres  Lot   18, Block 5 Ferguson  Lot 3, Block 52 Trout Lake  Lot 47, Block 47 Trout Lake  Lots 44 and 45, Block 40 Trout Lake  Lots 25 to 27, Block 41  Lot 39 and house, Block 47 ��������������� .        *  Lot 4707, Group 1, near Trout Lake  Lots 20 and 27, Block 51 Trout Lake  Lot 48, Block 39*      ' Trout Lake  Lot 0, Block 6 and building Ferguson  3 20  2 00  2 00  14 30  5 00  . 5 00  8 90  168 00  2 00  8 90  5 45  FRED FRASER,  Assessor and Collector,  Revelstoke Assessment District, Revelstoke, B. C.  f' ������������������  v. ���������  i ������������������*���������?���������  ���������: ir  I *;.  !���������*  ; i-  * b  j!  ki  -D  ������������������*  :-Y  I    *  V  ��������� ��������� I  ���������h  i  tt  *���������  $  $  ,!���������  r  .:":,?:  ���������MB  ���������s <wwvww>  IC"  I'*  fRusbanaandro: S  A NOVEL ���������������  nnd left Lord Of. way nlone \v"lh  Katharine. "Hy Jove 1 I don't wonder. I never* saw such ,1 face, before.  It's poor elm nee Mistress llarlr-aru Iras  of being Lndy Th:iii*_*c<*url in the future,   I'm   thinking I"   *  J3.-irbir.-i I urned at t II ia moment  ��������� nd saw Ortnando bending eagerly to  Kntharrno, and speaking in a low  ���������to ier*.  If th*> dart of two vicious eyes could  have. rjsd power m sliry, Katharine  ���������would th������re arrd tlicn have falien lo  thu ground n dead woman, but fJnr-  tannrcily she was ignorant and even  unconscious of Ure fort llrat Uarbirn  ���������was looking ;rl lier, and she was roused from n morticn.t of inexpressible  happiness, h ippiness tlrat worrld come  as Ormande's voice murmured in hor  ear,  by Barbara's clear, .shrill  lorros:  "Sow, Miss Brereton, please; wo  t>-6 quite reidy !*'  "You will let me I urn over?" Ormande urged eagerly; "yes, Miss  9*irereton, please do. I read musr'r.  very well, T assure you. I won't  make any mistakes, and I am not going  fo dance, you kuow."  Katharine* hesitated. She bad a  ���������strong instinct that tlris should not  ty; hut n sort of wild longing, a mad  desire, crime upon her to live in this  J-mpoiness a few moments longer.  "For one moment," she whispered  to herself, feverishly, as she lifted  her deep, star-like orb? to those  .frank, tender, blue ones that lived  in her memory day and night. "Only  one moment. To-night I will lot  EH "self d renin he is mine; to-morrow 1  ���������will wake out off the. dream.and know  The is. hers. It will ite no wrong to  Ther. Tr: is mv secret, mine alone.!  One -moment-, out of the. long, long  life that will h** hers. Only ono moment ! Tt is no thine- to her; she will  never mi.ss it, while ���������whilo to mo it.  is sunshine, it is happiness, it iy  life!"  lAlns I Pcor Kalharine,!  CEJiAfP.T'ER XV.  UThe waltz Katharine chose was ono  of Srrauss', soft, dreamy, delicious���������  .she played wirhout her music, hardly  conscious indeed that she played. Or-  jnande'stood leaning ori the pTano ������������������  >he utterly forgot the. excuse which  he> had urged so eagerly as a  means lo procure him that position;  the music was on the stand, but it:  *������as unopened and unturned, for his  eyes were fired 'only on the girl's  tremulous, lovely face, with such an  intensity Uf tenderness and love that  ��������� she was dazed by it in.to a dreamy,  . ecstatic, state, which she had never  ��������� experienced bsforc, And had neither  ���������strength nor will to comprehend or  question.  Captain Derwent, -pulling his lawny *mustachi*., watched the two at  the-.-piano ' with au amused though  sympathetic  smile.  "By "Jove I it is a case with Otway;  ���������wonder Where ��������� ho' mar. her, arrd who  she is. How lhe. deuce.docs she come  under the same roof as' Barbara  Mostyn?-��������� it's a rum thing thoy.  should ba together." He happened at  this mom'-nt to glance in the direction of JSITiss 'Mostyn, and his brow  contracted suddenly. "She means  mischief, too," he thought quickly.  "Dr Jove! I pir.y that girl; if ever  ���������ive ivos a good *���������**-���������. vage cat, it is  Barbara Mostyn. This is going to be  interesting. I never imagined I  i-hould gee in for * n' comedy when I  ���������agreed io run down, to I'rexley. Com-  c.-Iv, deuced nearer like a tragedy, I  fancy."  Barbara w-as dancing with one of  Ji������r most distinguished guests, a man  ���������*-.h-m . she had only known slightly,  but. whom she had anxiously entreated Lady Clara Lennox to get down to  'Brexley tor her tele, and whose eom-  i-'? bad fTiled her pretentious heart  ,-."..(h  delight.  For although Barbara was a rich  ���������m man, and of very good birth and  dftv.-eut, sh-? was by eat ure an arrant  **n"b,.and h:-r gre*.i:...si ambition was  ro bs classed v.-ith that portion oi  rh*5 world who h.i.s i;i every doing  chronicled in the, S'X'iety journals,und  ni c-h' liv-s on iivloriety.  Ttcus, though *-!���������������������������* had had the  eriree, .-is her fj-h-r's daughter and  L-idy Drum'mond'.-* niece, imo the very  b-t set, sh*! had speedily left ir: to  er.'er one i*n**re .imibini, more npid  ond less exclusive. This step taken,  JBarbira ruwer' t-pascd to regret it,  :fo^-^TI>~fot:'Td":rff-ii^  zri-iy ihat, ahiriujrh of cnormour im-  7/-*.-rnnce in her <..*.n eyen, she was a  person oi very secondary considern-  l.O" with th ������*���������*> Sadies who controlled the higher .--oc.al circle, and who  Tt-'o-eii to lend the light of their  countennnee to any one who had  ur rayed from their ranks into any  others.  The gue.sls who now filled Brexley  Bill were all in so**.>.t.y, let that be  clearly unden*K**l, l>:rt ihey all belonged to the. racing, semi- Bohemian  serni-frisky cla.s-4 which has iV.e.n so  popular of late year.*. Lady Clara  "Lennox was ������ne of tire most prominent of theae, and Barium clung to  *her wilh much outward show of affection, patronizing the faded woman,  ���������who was so very poor, and using her  iu a means to obtain such thTngs as  ���������rrha desired.  This port .r in her waltz, a celebrity in the polil.ie.il world, was the  guest par excellence of the present  house pirly. Lord Otwny alone excepted, nnd Birbira's mor'ificntion can  hi imagined when, na the waltz came  to en end, h������ immediately, and somewhat eagerly, too, requited an introduction   to  Ml-**  Brereton.  "She is distinctly the most lovely  trreature I lrave ever seen in nry life,1'  lie observed, w.ih a want, of tact that  waa only e, uillenl by his candor.  "Brereton��������� Brereton! "Why, dear rne,  can she be Rolre.rt. Brcreton's d-iugh-  *t6-. I wonderf Upon my word, I do  lielrcve she isl"  And then Katharine's 'iriof mnrl  (firc-im of happmo-'is wns broken; the,  ri-cll that had chainod her soul to Or-  Tr-iode'a was am..tied asunder; and  i < was stan'l(((g up, hurriedly and  ���������,.*��������� vously. Ir.iv ag hmr hand nearly  ;---*ken off by  Mr. Mo nt roso.  O'Jnandfl  folt   n    (hrol)     of   jealousy  ���������a  him  s-s.   Ire.    saw   Mr.  .Montrose  u:   w Ratlin nnu'.-i littlo hand through  his arm, nnd walk away with hor to  have a good, lour/ chat; but his jealousy was as uoihing io that: which  surged anil storjtK'd in UarTiura'a  angry breast.  That silt! should stand by and see  herself defeated al every r urn! .It was  simply iiradd-i-niirg! She put lici- hand  on Lord Ol way's ���������('���������rn as In* stood gazing after  Katharine*.  "I have s:**'n mulling of you," she  said in what she tri'd to make very  dulcet tones. "Shall we have achat,  too? We must do wit liont onr music,  since Mil's Hioreton is aa much engaged  j'lBt  now."  "Is there no one else, who can play?"  Ormande .asked bluntly- lie resented  her words', though why, ho scarcely  krrew. "Sui*-!y t here is somo ono  rihl-B to play a waltz; it can't .be very  difficult."  il������ spoke almost irritably.  .Curbum shot an angry gleam nt  him.  "I am afraid I can't permit any of  my guests to ho so energetic," she  said with a srrrikv, "lint I fancy I  might mti mi pro to get through one  myself. Will you como and turn  over-  for rne,  too.  Lord  Otway?"  Was  tlio  girl   going     to  you ill, Miss  She drew off hor long white gloves, J wishing  to  uilcu him  here, show him  and  tripped ovor to the piano  Katharine wa.s trying to reply to  Hie dozens of questions Mr. Montrose  poured out niuoul. her father and herself, as Miss .Mostyn son tod herself at  the piano. But at this sha started  up  suddenly.  "I must go," she said, hurriedly;  "Miss Mostyn wants mc to  play."  "Stuff and nonsense! She is playing herself; anil you have certainly  done your share. Sit down again; I  want to hear all you can tell ine of  poor old Brereton. What a good old  chap  he was!"  Tears filled Katharine's eyes. It  was like dew t.o the parched flowers,  this praise and affectionate remembrance of her father.  "I think I will ask you to' excuse  m������ to-niglil, Mr. Montrose," sho said  rather nervously; "you see, I cannot,  allow Miss Mostyn to play while I  am hero."  "I dorr't: see nnything of thc sort,"  Mr. Montrrs", replied, good- huxnor-  edly, "but I will not keep you my  dear, if you want to go, only you must  promise to haw a good long chat  with nre niTter."  Katharine gave h'.m a grateful  glan-<\ and li(r.rri**d across the floor  to Miss Mostyn's side.  The rest: were no*, dam-ing, for.tnrlh  to tell. Barbara was a very indiifer-  'tnt musician, arrd she was only striking a few bars while she talked to  Lord  Otway.  Katharine's heart turned cold as  iro na she saw the. voung man leaning  in the same posilion on the piano,  stniiing down at Barbara with the old  tender look in his eyes that she knew  so well. '  "My one moment is dead nnd bu.ried  ���������he belongs to her now," she thought,  bitterly and sadly.  ITTow was she to know lh*it Ormande  was only wooed into standing there  and smiling, because* Miss Mostyn  was speaking of Katlnr.rine��������� speaking  in a soft, gentle, affectionate .way,  that made its path straight into Ormande's love- laden heart. No, Katharine did not know that, she could  not penetrate beneath the surface,  and the surface* was conclusive enough  for her. .  Barbara saw the girl coming, but  she protended not to do so. As Katharine camo up to hor chair she gave,  a little juimp of surprise. '���������"  "Oh, my dear, how you startled me;  do you want anything?"  "Only to relieve you runt do my  duty," Katharine, answered, bravely  forcing a   smile to her pale, lips.  "I arm vory happy as t am. Go and  talk to Mr. Montrose. I am sure  you must ha.ve irwips to say to one  another, since you are such old  friends."  Katharine hesitated; there was nn  mistaking 111*? I*i-*t convoyed in these  words to leave Miss Mostyn and Lord  Otway .undisturbed, and ye*; somehow the girt was-uncomfortable.  "She is vexed with mc." she thought  to herself, and she wailed a moment  undecidedly.  "Please toll me more about your  cousin, Lord Otway,"' Barbara said,  totally  igaoriug Katharine; *'i am so  suddenly,  faint?  Her cold, curt, "Aro  Brcreton?" was i.ho most    efficacious  remedy lor Katharine, al i liis moment.  "lt is so warm. May I��������� will you  allow me to retire?"  And as liar barn asserried with a  curt nod, Kal.h.i rinc turned and moved aw������y frour th*! piano.  ���������"Thn.utt jrou, I do not need help, I  am bett-or alone," she murmured to  both Lord Otway nnd Captain Ber-  went, arid bending her- head, she wont  away slowly, walking like a woman  in a dream. That horrible, indefinable sensation that had mme to her  earlier.in the day cji-iio to her now, a  sensation that a net was clos'.ngslowly hut surely round her, and sho was  being drawn, despite all her efforts,  gradually into the cruel hands of tho  man who weaved this mesh nbout her  ���������this man, who was at once hor- bus.  band and foe!  CIIAl-TBlt  XVI.  IA11  Ihrough  the next day Ormande  watched,     iu   vain   for     a   glimpse   of  K<it hhriue.      Sho was invisible,     and  Barbara    was   always   al    his  elbow.  ad*  ind  ho  re-  and  l:  i   feel as much   relieved-j .to   him5**!f  rest'l'-ssly.  interested.  to find He is alive as though ha .were  my cousin, too;" and Barbara gave a  shy   little  laugh.  Katharine s luce was turned from  her. The girl was standing at the.  farther end of the pi/mo. Sh? could  hear overy word, and try th-iu-gh .-die.  might, she could no*, move, a limb to  get away. Ormande wa.s gazing at  her eagerly, all ignorant of the. ugiy  expression thai i:.-!..-r.e or. Barbara's  face, and Captain U-rwenl Irad sauntered up to tire niano also.  "Yes.  tell  us more, old   fellow," he  sai(i~ 1 a nguul lyT���������.a^^he^cuALgJu^*^Bat-ii..'*~  Lara's words.      E" w.-ndered.whether '��������� jy  this, explain that, arid have his  vice on her various institutions0  charities.  "Ah ! if I only had you for my  vicnr I" she sighed, trying to bring  a soft, tender, religious look into her  most worldly faco.  JLord Otway was very unsettled and  miserable all through this long summer day; he had como down here on  purpose to speak to Katharine, to  declare his love and learn his fate.  It hurt him beyond description to remember that she ���������his proud, dainty,  delicate, beautiful love ��������� she was  Hying here, dependent on Barbara's  will and-subservient-to her word. It  was chiefly this thought that had  brorrghu  him down so soon.  "It is early days, I know it,"  had murmured to himself as he  sol-rod to fling aside all doubt  speak openly of his love; "she does  not know me yet ���������she does not even  think of me; while I, I cannot Jet one  mo.mont of the day go without her  sweet irnage rising to haunt and  tempt me. And she has gone out into the world alone to brave its  storms 1 She I ���������my queen, my lovely  queen I How proud itud beautiful she  will look in the old rooms at Thane!  'Even my father will bow down and  do her homage. Aunt Blanche, too"  ���������for one instant a shade fell on Ormande's face, but only for- an instant  ���������"Aunt Blanche (will fall a desper-  nte victim to hor ; she adores pretty  girls, and Katharine is more than  pretty ���������she is absolutely the loveliest girl innll the wide, wide world!  AVho  could  resist  her?"  That Katharine was not. happy,  Lord Otway had discovered from the  very first. He could never recall her  exquisite face without that sad expression round the mouth, that hungry, longing look in the wonderful  gray eyes; but the charm she had  woven upon him had taken such swift  and potent hold on him that, lost in  its sweetness, , Ormande had not;*-  st.1-n.n.ge as it may seem,*', pondered  much as to the cause of this: unhap-  piness. He had even forgotten tha  episode that had occurred at the railway station that bygone *day; just  lr-fore ho was able to offer her his  friendship and assistance, and not  until now did he rec**-l with a start  the fact that the Mr. Gordon Smythe  whom be. had mer casually in London:  during his close inquiries for Craven  'Adair was one and lire same with that:  dark, evil- faced man whom he had  wolxhed cro.s'sin.3. the lino nt "North-  niinster Station," and whose pictured  face had.-jarred on'him so keenly in  1 haf. quiet, peaceful cottage home in  Bedstone.  - It was that muffled cry, that  Katharine had uttered last night, .at.  (he mention of Gordon Smythe's  name, that brought it al! back* so  clearly to Ormanrle. and he felt dis-  t ur!*>*"i, troubled, e.nd thorcurhiy m"u-*-  ernb'e during this bri****lit AuErust day  (h.it follccv-vl. on a rrstk-ss night, rhe  day for which'he h-td. longed so eatr-  erly. If K.flurine would oniy come  if., he .could' oni- hire one r;i'������men:  ;f.h   her  aione.   the   vodni   m-in   said  I  fe  ���������f������*lt  th-  t  h  m  self  rcn.  n  r  fo  r'. h  tl;  .*���������;  *���������:  earn  h  .*���������  he   rorrl.l   not.   r**-*-:*r-*!i.n  loncr^r,    but.    rnu.-*'-' p;*.ar  so'-.ret    lov*.   bur.te*-.  Uirci.nl si ep.s?  Lit  heart.  Barbara.      tV-o,       on   h'-r   side,  thirk'n-r   d-ep'*,*.       Fh -   hsd   p-.iTJ  lv  avoided   ii<>'ri:x  rje-ir  Kalharine,  Mine to posing before the world as a  yenerous, b.mofireut, charitable young  ���������(roaiuro   who   did   so  much   for     her  fellow  cre.ilures, and   wa.s  altogether  so      noble .-ind    good ���������her  thoughts  were   far  mure   interesting  than   Ormande's   descripi ions.   "The   swindle,"  iho mused on, "and then he said something  about    escaping   that,    and   he.  mentioned  sonietliTng, too, about Gordon   Smyth",  who "   Barbara  stopped    in   hor   musings.   "Smythe,"  she  repealed,  reflect ivsiy; "Smytho ���������:ih!"  Her chocks grow rosy  rod  for a moment, but that  was the only outward  sign she gave of tho delight that filled  her ut  that  moment.  "She  flinched  and gave  that   exclamation    when  Smytho wns mentioned; that is      the  clue I iwn.nt I  Bid  she not speak    to  mo the other day of her cousin, a Mr.  Smythe, whon 1 quontionod her about  her forraor   lifo? Of coir r.so-i hat. i.s il;  sho  is nfr.iid  of  Gordon  Smythe;  she  must be, else why should she shrink  when  his namo  is mentioned? Afraid  of   Gordon  Smythe."    Barbara      said  this ovor n.nd over again  to herself,  deriving   great   pleasure    from      thu  sentence.      "I'orh.-ips hc knows something  nbout   her;   porhiips  she      has  done something wrong ���������if I can only-  find out. Well, muoh as I bate her, I  nm  sorry  for her   if she happens  lo  bo  in   Gordon     Smythe's  power;      if  ever a man was utterly heartless and  cruol,   ho    is   that   mnn.      I   can't   bo  wrong, at any rate, it is a clue worth  following up." *  Ormande tried to conjure up a  great amount of interest as ho  spoke of his London work, but somehow tho real ring was absent to-day;  he was restless, and had no thoughts,  no interest for anything except Katharine.  "If she (will only listen to mc, if  she ivIH give berself r.o mo Heaven  knows she shall riot, repent the gift.  I will treasure her as I treasure life  itself; I will smooth away the troubled look from her face, and change  that sorrowful expression in her  sweet, sweet eyes. Sho shall not  even speak of this sadness, whatever  it is, that has shadowed her young  life unless she herself wishes to tell  me of it. Oh, Katharine! my darling I my darling! I dare not let myself hope; it seems ton good, too wonderful to be  true 1"  ffhs walk under the trees might  havo continued much longer, but that  Barbara suddenly espied Captain Ber-  went in tho distance and observed  that she wished to speak to the  young officer. Lord Ot.way parted  from his hostess with a sigh of relief, and intended to wander away  and seek Katharine in every corner  and nook he could find; but-Fate, was  against him; ha fell into Mr. Montrose's hands, and was forced, to listen  tK> a long ������������������ panegyric on politics,: All  at omce JMr. Montrose changed tho  subject. , '������������������'  "That is a lovely girl, that daughter of poor Ilobart Brcreton's!" he  said abruptly; "she should not be in  a position of this sort."  JLord Otway would have liked to  have taken tlie elder man's hand and  nearly wrung it off.  "I can't understand it," pursued Mr  Montrose, thoughtfully. "She: told "me  last night that she had no relations  in the world*'except a cousin of her  father's, and yet I know for a certainty that h"r mother's brother is  alive, and a ri""h old curmudgeon ho  is, too; he ought to do something for  the girl."  "Perhaps Miss Brereton prefers to  be independent"," said Ormande, wish-  inig'that he could declare proudly that  henceforth Katharine.would need no  relation, that she.-would- be tenderly  cared for andTguaTdud as his wife ���������  the words almost trembled , on. his  lips, but ho restrained  himself.  "I dare say, though, old Dalrymple  doea not even know of the girl's existence. I recollect, pretty Grace  Dalrymple got ir-co terrible disgrace  jvilh ber family when she ran *away  with handsome, penniless,��������� * Hobart  Brereton." Mr. Montross went on,  and then ho 'paused and seemed to  think deeply, and the result of tho  thought came out in;his next words  ���������"I shall look old Dalrymple'iip-directly I return to town. 1 havo lost  my heart to the girl. BleTss rue, what  a sweat yourr.g tiring she is I"  It was a distinctly absurd and un-  clerical feel in/;, but Ormande, Lord  Olwny exp-*5rii?n*ced a wild desire to  fling his ,-i.rms ri round the. staid, matter-of-fact politician, rind embrace  him warm!.*,' for theme words.  -sc- I "My dnriir.g! My darling I Who can  for 1 resist you '! Who ran help loving you.  she  felt  *h-i  r.<A   b**-.  (* b'e  Mich     YlT.r.\*r,.,ln'.  make   t h"   cirl    k  plan and l-.-rv.** r lv  had   not   ih-  Tr-m-  permiitin*;  that.  ���������.- '  did  (���������'in  go  she  wonld  irom    saying  -T-.     ti r-       v.-* 'm! d  to   her   orisrirvil  11: nnd   R.irburn  intent-on       of  th-irine     mo:*'.  i=:irv--=Un^fc.J  nuni^herl   ���������v  it. r-^i^Ln...  -y.hu.  was_.J.._  Katharine would p-'i-mir him to ad- ! rrohtetl -before  dress her with >ut. ihe ceremony of an j h'-m". A.������ for  introduction,   which   inner    formality ' rerr.ed    In her  soft  til i.i  his  Captain   Der went   despaired   of  laining   from   .*inyl),*d.v  present.  "I llirnk I have told you nil." Ormande replied. "Craven has gone off  tu Australia or K*'im**i*lin( ka, or some  su.'.-h outlandish place; h-* in a fooii-h  hoy. After all, Ire is not. tho first,  nor the last, who will got. into difficulties, and if he had only come 10  me with his trouble f might have  bc������n able, to pull him through.'  Birbnra      mu r mu red      some  word.-**,  conveying, her belief in  theory,   and   Ormande.  went  on,  eyes still glued t.o that slender, hl-ick-  robed  figure.,    to    the    gi.ft,  delicate,  cream-  white th-oat  that  bore      ths  small head so proudly.  "lie would havo spared 11a in lie h  anxiety ann suffering. His disap-  pearnnco nearly killed Iris littlo sister, poor child; but: f expect hc rushed awny on the. spur ot the moment  lo <!senpc Trom his difficulties, and���������"  "They worn money, weren't they?"  Captain !T)*erwon,L observed. "Ah! lots  of us would like to be, in Kn.rnschal ka,  too, sorrrotimes. Let me sec, yon said  something n,hou*t Ad.ni.r Io ing everything in that. Japanese, h .ndle, didn't you? I was deuced rr ar putting  the small spare, cash I possess into it,  tool Glad I nm I was warned in  time! Another fellow I know was  in exactly the. same posilion.. I enn  tell you we shook hands with each  other thft other day when we. found  out wli.il an escape, we. had had. You  know the man T m**nn, Miss Moslyn,  a dark, handsome, clever fellow, Gordon   Smythe?      Voir   remem "  Uut Captain Iter wont got. nn frir-  thor in bis reminiscence just I hen,  for Katharine, who was I. rem hi ing in  every li'iab, gave, nn inuri inula to cry,  and Ii ri If staggered again.Mt tlie, pin no.  Both men turned toward her (illicitly, and  Barbara roue from  hor chair  p-,-.'-. ),-d .i-i-l rli.*>-  h<* ii'-iit'-d i'tirhl r.'i's  ���������s Orrn.'f rv!o v.*!*s r/-n-  p.terr*"* rh-igrTn,   Mi**.  "*-'���������    Mostyn   wns  ������*������b!i[!������������������������������������ I   to   confess   th  wn.s   no  doubt   as   to   1 h",   fact   thai   lc  .wins rrM'lIv, pnj-.sionnl--ly  in  love   with  Ki'hirino  ���������->*i!   ";,*is  evident   to   the  ! meanest    intell'gcneo.     Rarbcira     hod  ' suffered   a   small   torture   'if  she   c>b-  I served   the   smiles  and   noticed       th*  I nmused      whispers    (h- young    man'.*  ! dreamy,   raptured   (ondifon   had   pro-  | voked; but ns to Katharine,    Purlin rn  I could orriv- nt no rlnfinlt'* conclusion  I n*i   yet-.       Thc   girl   was   s**i   eairtV.tii.  so  proud.      There  wns only  one  poin(  which   Miss   Mostyn   grasped   e-icrlv.  Katharine's   uneasiness  and   unbappr-  ne������s. <  "Sho no more felt* the room hot  Inst night than T feel a frost in the  air now," she mused ro herself ns she  walked beneath tho trees, and talked  eagerly and confidentially to the.  youmg man whom she had vowed sic  worrld make, her hu.sb-ind. "Sho was  all    right   until   something   wns   said.  my beautiful queen*? My dear, dear  love!" he murmur'-d to himself, rov-  erenrlj  and  tenderly.  #        *        * ������ t> .  "Here's more things for you to  write, miss," said Patty, ns sho entered Kath-irin..'s room lale in the  j^crnqon. "JLr*r* I u-hat^n lot you do  Wriurf^SFi^*oSr������re^  in   the band,  miss?"  Katharines had a smile for the. girl,  but sho was looking very white, and,  indeed, war. ill, ngTruled, and depressed. She had u-en kept, very buiy  nil day. *!>>ii'l*ari was omsianily  sending up fresh relays of work, but  Katharine was g',-.n\ nl it. She turned to some orcapai ion with feveri-ch  eagerness; only gi,d fill and thankful if she C'jui.l io.*..; herself in it  for  a   timo.  "The post's b*en, miss, and here's  two letters for ycu," said l'ntty, afler she bad c)nve>ed all the instructions   thnt   hid   b -en   g'ven   her.  Kalharine took the letters and read  them  through.  Ona was fr'.m Lndy Brummond, a  short note, full of kind interest ns to  how Katharine was get I ing on, arid  how she Irked her present quarters;  tho other wn.s from Miss Weston, n  sweet, affectionate, epistle, saying  how dull the hourM wos now without  KTathcrine's lovely face to Brighten  it,   ond  how   Dorr-art   was   never   tired  What  wns   it?" Il.-irbara  wrinkled her    of asking when  ilijja  lirnritlon   would  brow. "Let us try nnd remember.  What: wore, we: talking about just.  then? Captain Der went wn.s with rrs  ���������what did hc say ? I must remember."  finrhira recalled the conversation  am carefully as she. could, going b-iek  step by step, ond contcic.liri^ )r������.r  brow with vexation, ns sh r*:!.l'i arrive, nl: no satisfactory aolu'.ijn  tho  mystery.  "We were rliscirssin.it: ab-iirt lh:d  .������������������(.lipid Craven Adair; dnrrr me. how  sick an.d tired I rrrn of hearing his  n-imc, and Captain Dcrwent said s..moling (ib:iut that .f.-ipnn.-cie H-.v!nrl|������."  B-rrbnra. crrr.shed a pirrk-l itiperl daisy  b-ncnlh her bronze heels: she wns not  li.itoning ton word Orrnnndc was saying nl.yiuf hi������ parish nnd cha ri I it's in  London; she. had no sympathy will.  aniytlriag of  the sort, cjccept wh:rr  it  come  again.  "I  saw  dear   Mrs.  Smytho,"     Miss  Weston   wrote,  "the other day.   Boor  lady, she never   -eases   lamenting ovor  you;  she scorns   very    lonely   nnd   depressed,   too, and   though  sho  did   not  soy   so,   still   f  cannot   help   thinking  sho  is  worried    cither  by  or    nbout  t her   ti<m.       Klre.   is   not   looking   well,  of jnriil soft   have, per.sundcd  her to r.orno  land   stay   with   mo   for   a    few   days,  I then  we enn  eh.'il. over our door child  land    if  we  cnnri A   havo .you   with   us,  that   will   be.   tlio    .cxt   best,     thing."  Then  followed a s*trlng ot inquiries ns  to   Katharine's   Ir   i-f-ir   and   comforts,  nnd  an  entreaty   thnt   the  girl   would  turn   lo  her   if' she.  needed  anything.  Katharine    lifted   the.    letter,   written    in      thn  old-   fashioned     Hnliirn  handwriting,   to  her  lips,  nnrl  n   sigh  broke   from   her   heart   at   tho    samo  lime. She could nor neip it, nor tlio  pang of reproach that camo as she  read  about  poor  Lucy   Smythe.  "I have sacrificed invself to savo  her from grier and now ii scorns my  sacrifice, was in vain. Boor' Lucy,  p*:or Cousin Lu-y I lira voir grant you  may never learn ivltat a black heart  lives in your idol's breast. I Well, 1  must not begin to think. I promised  myself this morning that; I iwould not  do it. Thank Heaven, I have some  work to do; it is tiro greatest blessing that could come to 1110 now."  She took up hor pen and wrote a-  way briskly, until lire dinner gong  soundinrg in lho distance told her  how   lute it was.  "I���������I hope they will not want mo  in lho drawing- room lo-niglit," slu*  said to herself, hurriedly, as she roso  10 hor feet rather unsteadily and put  ono hand to hor throbbing temples.  "I do not think I could go; I a in so  tired."  lAye, that she was; tired and ill, loo  ���������nearly  worn out I  With a deep sigh ot relief, Katharine sank into a chair by tlio open  window nnd let the cool, sweot eve.n-  irng air fan hor IN an faco. She. heard  nine o'clock strike after a while, and  then sho knew that Barbara would  send no message for hor that evening.  .The dinner rested untouched on  the table, sha did not feel equal to  swallowing one mouthful, despite the  fa.ct that Mrs. Parsons had sent hor  up a delicate and most: dainty meal.  The fresh, soft oir was more to  her thnn food; and slowly rising,weary  and cramped from long sitting, Katharine determined to steal down into  the gardens and refresh herself for  a while.  If she" kept well to tho back of tho  buildin.g, she could not: possibly meet*,  amy af the guests. "Very slowly she  made her way down the stairs, and  from thence into the sweet smelling  grounds. 1  "God is good," she murmured, her  spirits reviving, an she moved along.  "If we have sorrows and troubles, He  gives us nature as a comforter rto  pour balm an our wounds."  But the comfort did not last long.  Katharine soon went buck into the  old dreary burden of thought.  She was dazed, overwhelmed, almost  prostrated by the news Orinnnde had  brought back from town. Bow had  Gordon managed to throw every ono  on such a false scent 'I Kathaline's  sad heart grew colder as she remembered the dead boy lying unmounted,  unknown at. the bo-tiom of that cruel  pit, and recalled his honesty, the ring  o������ sincerity in his frank young voice.  the flash of roused honor in his blue  eyes, that wero so like another pjir  of blue ones she knelw so well.  It hurt her to hnnr the poor fellow  disparaged and called ungenerous and  wrong, whe.n she oould testify so  clearly to his straightforwardness jrnd  his honor. It seemed to her n double  murder, this slander of him, when ho  could  not. "defend  himself.  "Oh, that I ooulii give my life for  his 1" said the girl, to herself, passionately ���������"tint il bad btjen me. Gordon killed that day I D.;alh surely  oannoit bo so bitter as life is to me  ���������now-l"';.'V"..".'.'*������������������.- /  ���������A hundred times in lho dark night  hours Katharine had sat up in bed  with a start, waking from a dream  wherein she saw strange hands lifting Craven Adair from his tomb and  calling on lier to come forward and  tell all she Knew. At sujh moments ns  these the girl did nol know how to  soothe or comfort herself. True, as  yet nothing had come, not a s'gn or  a word was given that Iho crime hnd  been traced, but how long would this  be?      So.-ue day the mine  might      he  opened, the body found, ond then   With a shudder Kalharine buried  hor fac������ in her Ire.-nb!ing hands,  though even that dread "then" did  not seem to be fraught with greater horrors than she was railed upon  to bear now, guarding such a secret,  and being linked forever to such a  man   as  Gordon  Smythe.  All the affection:)te words Mr.Mont-  rose had uttered hist night of her  dead father, much though Ihey gratified her, left behind theto a, stirrg.  Katharine .fell that sh" dared rrot  even think of her beloved one with  this ghastly sh rdow h.ing'.ng over hor  head, that his grove, loving eyes  would bo full of sadness and repronrli  to" contemplate his daughter ��������� his  proud, honorable little Kntlie���������ir confederate* or companion in such a  crime. .  "Oh, if IT could but go tn sleep, In  sloop for years, ond iho.n wnkc lo  find it ono long, hideous dream!" she  cried out now, ns sho moved under  the dark, whispering I roes, losing her  weariness rn the. emotion and agitation that crowded fast upon each  other's heels in her troubled breosl.  She cam" to a standstill at last by  *HM>-sid*o-*oi>=ia=**si*u*rdy��������� o!d^tree,=irrrd-  Icaning up against it witli her arms,  Katharine bent hor head nn lhem nnd  Jried softly to herself. ft was rrot a  passionate paroxysm of weeping: l.ho  tears stole slowly down her chocks ���������  tears of bitterness, of despair, of  hopelessness, tears in which Ihe mis-  sry of her broken- hearted love found  vent with the rest.  Tho summer moon wn-s high in lho  heavens, costing quaint, fantastic  shadows on the ground; ils silvery  light crept through the faintly moving leaves; and lingered dn the girl's  honed h-ond, as if wishing to bless  ind comfort her. .  Away in the -distance Ka lira 1 ine  ���������could Ircar singing voices and laugh-  ler. They had no part in her life.  What had she to do with singing and  laughter?��������� those belonged to such  happy peoplo us Barbara Mostyn ���������  Barbara, the woman Ormande loved.  Kiithorine pressed, her wet face  Atill closer on hor arms as her heart  jontracted with a thrill of exquisite  pain. Yen, laughtor iind songs went  with happiness. She must stand by  ind hoar th/vm. must seo tho blessed  ���������runshime pour down ils golden  war.rrrttr on ollrwrs' heads, whilo    sho,  ilone, forgot ton   Katharine gave a groat sl.rrrt;  ������>inething rustled among, lho hushes  ���������los*; by; then the.ro was a short bark  if delight, an one of tlio dogs came running up to hor; then the faint fragrant scent of a cigar stole to her  nostrils, and then somo one came from  .iut of lho shadows into tho moonlight and spoke hor namo oogerly,  hurriedly.  "Kn.th��������� Miss Brereton, whal happy  Mian co led me to come this way!"  Ormande was holding both her  hands in bis. Katharine was enn-  Hcious of a sense of delight at his  firm,' strong touch.  The moon's rays lit up her face with  Its great luminous eyes and its tear  stains.     Those   grief    marks     were  ' too much for Ormande*. Ho uttered a  smothered exclamation; involuntarily  his hold tigtiloned on hor slender  hands, and lie drew, her a shads closer to him.  A passion of words treanblod on his  his lips, but Katharine, her heart  leaping wildly, her pulses thrilling,  her senses growing dazed and dreamy  ns they Had grown last night, spoko  first. ,  ".I���������I had no idea it was so* late, I  must run in; please lot me go, Lord  Otway.     I  must go, really I  must."  Onmande only held her firmer in  that tender, passionate hold, that  spoke almost as clearly as words wlrat  lived Ia his mind. (  "No, eol" he muttered, eagerly,  huskily, the joy of the moment almost  unnerving lnm,"do not leave molKath-  ���������rine, I must speak to you. I can  beir it no longer. This uncertainty Is  unbearable. Katharine, my darling!  Mj darling!" .   ���������  CttA'PI-BiTl XVII.  "Katharine, -my darlingl"  The \voids ran like liquid fire in  lire girl's veins, she was ri voted by  tlrojm, magnetized by them into a condition ot complete silonco, which shu  wirs powerless to break.  Onmande met Ure dazed, questioning glance or her lovely eyes; they  ���������made his heart throb with their marvelous, mysterious beauty.  "Have 1 frightened you, my dearest heantV" he said gently, with unutterable tenderness. "Aih, forgive  uva; you wero not 10 know, how could  you, how I have longed, prayed to  see you all this weary day, and when  I came upon you suddenly, I���������I��������� you  won't lauigh at ime, darling, will you?  ���������I just lost my head entirely*," he  laughed softly, but his laughter was  pregnant with happiness. Katharine  only heard it dimly; she was conscious of nothing but the grasp of his  strong hands, the musical tenderness  ot his voice. She still stood gazing  at hiin with her great gray oyos, 'full  of that dazed dreaminess which hung  over nor so persistently. "And now."  Ortmande wemt on, "now I want to  hear you say you lrave forgiven mo;  I want more .tliah that, Katharine.but  I must try and be patient, I must not  expect too much; I must bo content,  if you will only tell me first that  you are not angry    with    me.  I  lovo  you  so mucin, dear," he   cried, wist-   fully, feeling, lie scarcely knew why, i his'sooTh'*n,^'friendship ?     /  a sense 01 despair strike through him   I     Even  oa 1 his   I bought    was    born,  as he met    that    slill, -quiet gaze;    I   | Ka< hrwino  killed  ii.       Friendship bo-  love you so much, you are my     sun-     t*weein     Ormande    and   her self     cvul.l  never   lv.   Rhe   musi    nr.'.,  sbe   dared  am h'or white face. For one insidSS  ihe paused; the next sho was prepared to tear out her heart, and  stamp out its life- blood carefully and  completely.  "I cannot tell you how grieved I  tan. Lord Otway, at J-at what has  just    occurred,    bslievo  me." She  moislencd her pale lips. "Beli-sve  me, if���������If I guessed it for one instant,  I should have taken great caro' to  prevent you from being exposed to the  paint I am compelled to ���������to give you  to-nigbt.   I " I  Ormande broke in suddenly.  "Do nol bandy fine words 1" Ee  cried our, with a fierceness that was  foreign to his nature. "I cannot  bear it. Tell me, Katharine, honestly, strnightforivt-idly, is ���������is there  any   hopo   for   mo 1"  Sho grew, if possible, n shade paler  in the pauso tliut followed, then  drawing up her head qui*. (Ty, with au  effort tlrnt was almost maddening,  sho answered him1:  There is none I" she said, coldly  amd   curtly.  "(Nome J" He echoed lho . nvord  hoipelessly, micombly. ,  ".Nome 1" .   ;  His arms fell to his sides heavily.  He seemed changed from u bright,  radiant boy to an old, worn and  trouble- laden man,. Katharine checked the cry of agony that almost  broke from her lips. Oh, to ba free  lo grasp this tTonsured happiness for  ono brief moment; to stretch out har  hands and bo draivn into that close  tender, strong embrace. She felt  as if she would gladly die held in his  arms, and pressed to his great, noble  heart.  Surelyv surelv her cup of sorrow  ���������mma full now��������� full lo the brim. What  Brief could equal this last one ? Hitherto her pain had been for herself  alone, but now he was drawn into it.  He must suffer, too, this generous,  gentle, brave man who was so dear  to her, so very dear 1 ,  If sho could only spare him I If  sho could temper the blow. I Open her  heart and confess all tho misery it  sheltered   there. For    a" moment  sho wavered, ho would see that she  Was not cruol, and that she, too, was  given a heart as warm, as capable of  lovin.g, as his own. Should she not  do this? ���������if his lovo wa.s denied to  her,  might  slro not have liTs coin in rt.  shine, my very life! I cannot ro  member "how I lived before I mot  you, Katharine, and my love has  grown more and more oacli day, lill 1  can no longer keep it lo myself; I am  obliged to toll you all about it." lie  paused ior a moment, still she stood  au one transfixed, gazing at hiin. How  strange, how weirdly beautiful hor  face was in uie moonlight; she did nol  look ol earuhly mould, there was a  spiritual transparency in the delicate  pallor of hor skin, a   Ormande gripped her small bands  in an agony ol" sudden foar; sho had  never seemed so ethereal to him before, as she did now.. r  "Speak to me, Katharine!" ho cried,  not   tempt   him   so  much 1   Sire     frit  tliat   it  would   !>.���������   m*>i'-*   II1-1.11  human  nature   could   stand,     and   Katharine.  loved  him so deeply,  t.oo well   to  lot  him    imperil  liis honor for her sake.  She was growing   very   weak,      her  limbs   weary   from   faf'gue    and    ill���������  health, were trembling under hor. Or-  1 monde hnd I urned  nway  and, leaning  I against a tree, had buried hi.s face iii  I his hands.  I A broken sob burst from Kath-  i arine's overcharged heart. Why ���������why  I should Heaven bi so harsh to her ?  1 Lei the suffering lest on her hend  I if it would but let him at least bo  spared.  eagerly, passionately; "say something,        .-ri,���������  .   , _j     .   ,. ,      ,       .        ,       .  if it is only that you forgive me, for  ' .  'Lho f���������* .-*>*���������  dls(!in*;  ������������������s  -au6h  for  loving you    so much.    Oh, my  darling, my darling, you will not he  so*cruel to me, you will lob me hope���������  I  I do not caro how far distant it i.s!   I  will wait, yes, weeks, months, years.  I   will  wait, if you  will only giver mo  '  a word ol* hope, dearest!" He was now  '  strung to tho highest puint of agita-  I  tion and emotion.     "Bo you nol sue it '  is C'-uol to keep me in such doubt?     I '  lov.j you, KiiUiarine��������� I  lovo you     so  *  ���������much!" ' I  Tiie dream was broken, the sense of  i  vague, delirious ecstasy gono. With a  shudder, she awoke��������� awoke to    find  '  hor-   hands  1.11  Ormande's  grasp,   -.arid  1  Orirnaiide's  low voico ringing in    her I  ears.      Joy  flamed up  for   a     single  .moment        great,      triumphant,    inexpressible joy��������� but  only for  a   1110-  ���������nxent;  l.ho  next she saw  it die away,  and black despair creep into its place.  "Vou   love  me?"  she    baid;      "}ou  love mc I'  I mg and singing came to her ears on  Mho faint evening breeze. Tli2y rang  j iho knell to Katharine's brief, sad  I love  dream.  i "Lord Otway," she said, striving to  1 m-rko her loiir.es sile.-rdy as well as  1 clear, "I want you to-���������lo forgive  ��������� me for being the cause of this pain.  I I w.iii.t you to tell mo that you for-  , give me, and ���������nnd Dint you will try  , and forgot it all as soon a3 yojui  , can." I  Ormande  turned  to  hor suddenly.  "Forgive you, dear ? Oh, yes, yes!"  I ho said, brokenly; "but forget ���������that  i.s -another thing, Katharine. Forget-  | fulness does not. come for (lie nsk-  , ing, and tho blow has struck too deep  , to bo easily effaced."  I "Oh, I nm sorrj, I am sorry 1" he.  .heard hor whisper wretchedly to hor-  ( self. "If I Iind o-.ily known; but I  , never dreamed of ���������of this."  iho young man's tender heart went  Sho spoke almost mechanically, her * O"1., <���������? h*?*-; there, was such a bitter  brain was stunned, it did not ivorit , f������ .-*���������* .lho words, such a sense of  vory quickly; her oyes mot hrs again , "*������!?:���������--r 'n hcr alliludc.  and at lhe world <������JT passion, of un-j ,/���������on have nol lung to b.ame y������-ur-  fa'.homtrblo tendernejs iu thoir biuc ;;'' wil h, dear. Heaven knows that,  dopilts, .-.he shiv-crc.t. ,}[   ~;t  T J'-'1V-'  b*ie*i  a   tool,  woll,      I  "Vou lovo me'!' sho whispered, , bavo myself to llinn-k for il; it serves  faintly.   "It���������it   is   not   true���������  110,   no, , ��������� right.      Whv  should you love me?  it cannot bo true." * I ~���������SV' S.������ b^,;,i.ful T^n prou'1' so "  The full horror hurst on her all 1 , S'**-*P', Oh I 111 Heaven's name,  nt onco; hero was happiness, great, . S,0TI ' ���������s"*>. broke 111, hor voice chok-  wondrous   golden   h.rppnicbs,   hc-ld     tu    od  "nV, -hick.  her   lips, and sho musi not drink. Was !       Kalharine!'        Ormande    put  his  it   not   enough   to   make  any   woman    hands_ on her shoulclp.rs._and stopping,  falter  arid shrink  before' such  temptation?  "You aro wrong," sho murmured  huskily, eagerly trying to wrench lu-i  hands from his hold. " You aro  wrong; why do you sny such things?  -3?ou***dovo-mc-?!taiid=!.he^ladghi!d-JvJl(B  ly. She. was hardly conscious * of  what she. did, on!* one thing stared  her in the fuce, slier must send him  away; alio must push him from hor,  lest she should sink beneath this awful blow, and bring shame and sorrow on him n.s well as on herself. How  blind she had boeu ���������how blind I It  was not Bnrb-irn Mostyn ho loved,  It was .the ���������she, poor Katharine lire���������  What was tlrat she was thinking ���������  Katharine Brereton I Alas, poor  wrcl.chl for ono monaont she had forgot ten that' she had no longer a  right to that* name ��������� she, another  man's wife I Sho looked about her  in a blind, wild vimy, as if seeking  for some escape, some path that  would tako hor from this last awful  trouble and    lead  her   to peace.  "Dearest, what is it?" Ormando  asked, eagerly. "Do you .doubt me?  ���������do you think I am deceiving you?  Katharine, you will not: wrong me  Hkn that, will you, dear? Oh, if I  could but find words strong enough  in which to speak of my love I"  "Katharine! ���������Katharine!", he implored, sudden! v, his voice grbwing  hoarso with agitation. "You will not  send me away without a kind word;  you will give me one tiny little word  of  hope I Only  one, dear ���������only oneP  Mis weakness goto her strength.  As his voice fp I tered and his eyes  fell, n shiver went through Katharine  and sho felt, a pain come into her  heart beside whi.'h all other pains  wero as nothing; it was a dull, remorseful ache, liko the pong that  comes whe.n one wounds un animal  that has served one fait'rfully,^ She  had felt it only once b:;fore, on the  first night nt h-ri arrival- at Brexley, when she suddenly recalled that  she ha'd flung awa-* his gift of roses,  to have thoir tender beauty crushed  beneath the wheels of a passing  train.  L OrrnAnde'.-i   -cbly   eyen  wero    fixed  looked into her fare; "Kritlinr*np,'tnk������j  care! T���������I begin to think that you  do nol hate me, that ���������it may bo  presumptuous of me, Katharine" ���������  he spoke hurriedly, his tones thrilling  her to the. heart, "but" *��������� he. -ceased,  f.t<r.o;d upright, ond pnuscd for an  lira tan t7~"t iii- n~ ve r y_q u io 11 y ^h e~ sit i d :'-���������=  "A.ncswcr mo truly, Katharine; do you  lovo mo, or do you nol: ?"  Slie faltered ome instant, then rearing her head she looked him direct  in the eyes.  "I cannot love you," she answered  very slowly n.nd distinctly. "I cannot.  I���������T nm  not:  free !"  Ormande started ns though ho had  been shot:, Iris blue eyes fixnd themselves in n.n agony of despair on hor  face: n.nd Kritiliari.nc, feeling tliat she  could bear lt no longer, pulled her  cloak abuut; her, and without another  word or look,* turned away from him  into Mic dark shadows of lhe trees.  As she moved on in a blind, mechanical jTashian, she felt the eol lie  push his nose into her hand, and she  looked down at tllie dog. ;    r  "Go back to ihiim, Dan," she said, in  a hard, dry voice. "Go back to him,  for��������� for he .Is all nlone ami needs  you,'- and as if understanding her, the  dog trotted back into the moonlight,  and then stood hesitating and shivering beside the young man's prostrate  form aa he lay prone on* the ground  weeping out .his sorrow.  And overhead the moon shone down  with its placid silvery light, and tho  trees rustled as though murmuring  regrets over two broken young 'hearty  and two blighted lives.  _ ���������   OBAFirirort xvriii.  The next morning, as Miss Mostyn  was in the hands of her maids, Ihero  came a most annoying piece of intelligence, brought by Mrs. Trevanion,  that Miss Brereton was too ill it-  leave her bed. ���������  "And you nave come to me direr.t  from her, 1 suppose. Aunt Mildred?"  Barbara cried, in alarm. "Olyrrrpe  give me that toil t vinegar. It Is sure  to be a fever, or somo other horrible  infectious tliir-*: please don't come  eo close to -m*-      -"nt Mildred!"  Mrs.  Trevanion hastened to assure *  (To aa OosUnned.) k  Smith: Waste-Product  There were four of us, met together  one Saturday evening in our accustomed  ?[uiet Bloomsbury tavern���������three of us  riends of long standing, the fourth only  Admitted to the circle of late; we knew  little of him save that^Iiis name was  Smith; his age would be something over  thirty, and he seemed to liave done and  seen most things under the sun.  That evening someone had mentioned  the case of a young fellow who had just  heen told bv his doctor that he must not  expect to live more than ten years, and  we had heen discussing whether he  should live "the strenuous life" for his  ���������hort span, or take things easily. Smith  listened in silence for a, time,' but presently broke out.  "Blame mo if I can understand you  fellows," he said, "and your talk of thc  strenuous life und fame and success and  the rest of it; I suppose it's not iu ine.  For to be'old and for to see,  For to admire this world so wide  ���������that's me. I've not had much of a  time of it on the whole; hnd a bad start  ���������for one thing. I was what people call  the 'love-child' of a barmaid. Don't  know nor care who my father was���������bit  . of a swell, probably; he settled a hundred and fifty a year on me for life  through some lawyers. I was put out to  nurse soon after I was born and never  saw my mother to know her���������lawyers  told me who she was. I had a middling  education and could gabble my 'Arma  viruraoue' with the best of 'em when 1  was sixteen. I started in Canada, took  up'my 160 acres, wheat got frozen two  ���������ears running, so I chucked it and went  lumbering. Got down irrto the States,  was a potman in Xew York, clerk in a  tinned beef show in*. Chicago,'cow-punch-'  er in Utah, and worked on fruit ranches  in California. Fine country, California.  Signed on a tramp at 'Frisco, left her at  Sydney and did Australia���������-sheep-shearing, cattle stations, 'sundowning,' anything, mostly 'sundowning.' Made a bit  of money over a deal in cattle, blued it  in a week in Sydney, and got on anothei  tramp for Cape Town: Left her there-  went up country and joined the B. S. A.  Police, went through the Matabele war.  ���������nd was in the Jameson Raid, and then  csme home for a spell."  Why "home" t I thought.  "Went out to the Cape again a hit  before the war; when that started.  joined the I.LJ9., and went all through  It. War's about my mark, I guess���������noi  soldiering, mind you. There's a grisl*  kind of fascination in the zip-zip-zippinp  J of the bullets, seeing fellows go down all  round you, and wondering, where thi  next one's coming. It's like swapping  yarns with death. What am I going te  do nowt Lord knows; there's not much  loft in life for me; it's a mystery, why  some bullet didn't come my way a hit  straighter, but my sort don't seem to  get killed that way. Marry and settle  dovrat   Not likely; women 're just like  J daces to me���������I get sick of 'em. 1'vc  oved s few; I'm all human that way  I'm not one of your cold-blooded kind  Holy Maryl pity women!"  He brought his fist down on the. tahl  with a display of emu. tion that was as  founding.  "I've broken all the ten command  inputs and I haven't the conscience of r  *e\ 'respecting rat: but when 1 think o  the te poor, Bimple, trusting fools���������God;  why had I no mother?"  For a moment he hid his-face in hi  thands and was silent.  "Ah, well," he went on, "Ca ira. Soiiv  fellow once called me a waste-product o'  the Empire���������it's a fancy phrase, but 1  guess he wasn't far wrong. I'll bo or  the'move again soon���������I'm sick of yon-,  cursed stuffy city���������I want God Al  mighty's winds in my face, and the smcl".  of the sea in my nostrils, and the sound  of it iu my ears; I want the veld or tin  prairies agam���������space���������God! ��������� I warri  space."  He stretched out his arms and drew ir  a long breath through clenched teeth and  then got up.  "Well, good night, you fellows: I've  been drinking too much to-night, but I'll  give you a last toast���������here's to the next  war, and pray God I'll never see forty."  He drained his glass aiid lurched un-  steadily out into the night.  I have never seen him since:���������Q.'S. V,  in. London "Outlook.'!  A Life-Saving Kite.  Of late years the kite has emerged  from the position of a mere toy, and ha**  ���������heeh successfully employed for meteorological observations nt : high altitude-*  A more recent application of the kite  principle is as a life-saving -ppliancc, to  be carried on shipboard, its particular  "~duty~being"to-cslablish���������communication  between a stranded vessel and the adjacent shore. It stands to reason that u  ship in this position generally has the.  assistance of the wind in carrying anything shoreward, and it would be .fur  easier to launch a kite under such.conditions than it would he to fire a rocket  in the reverse direction. The kite carries a guide-rope, and contains in a pocket a set of signals and instructions. It  ia also furnished with apparatus for telephonic 'communication between thc crew  and their would-be rescuers. But wa  must confess that, seeing the frequent  difficulty of telephonic conversation  aehore in a quiet office, we can hardly  believe that it would be possible in a  howling tempest. The kite is the invention of the Comte Brossard, and it is said*  to have been tried with success at Toulon and at Brest.���������"Chambers' Journal."  Joaquin Miller oa  Suicide.'  fcRace  President Boosevrlt ' in swaddling  clothes, suspended hy ribbons from the  hill of a stork, furnishes the illustration  for tho cover of a new poem, in ten cantos by Joaquin Miller, entitled "As It  Was in the Beginning." In tlie -'prefatory postscript" the poet writes:  "When, like a sentinel on hi. watch-  tower, the President, with hia divine  audacity and San Juan valor, voiced the  ical heart of the Americans against 'rnee  suicide,' I hastened to do my part in my  own way, ill or well, in holding up his  hands on the firing line. ... I venture this new book with confidence, not  only because it-is right, proper, clean,  courageous, but now seems opportune.  "Let the galled Jade wince!' 1 give no  (rarter and ask none, except pardon fer  errors incident to great haste. I cry  r.loud from my mountain top, as a seer,  and say: The cherry-blossom bird of Nippon must bo more with us, else another  century and prolific Canada, like another  Germany from the North, may descend  upon us and take back train loads of  tribute. We are coming to be too entirely Frenchisli."  That the poem is truly Roosevelt inn in  its strenuousness may be gleaned from  these stirring stanzas of canto IX.:  God's pity for the breasts that bear  A little babe, then banish lt  To stranger hands,   to  alien  care.  To live or die as chance sees flit.*  Poor, helpless hands reached anywhere,  As God eave them to reach and reach,  With only  helplessness  ln  each!  Poor   little   hands,   pushed   here,   pushed  there.  And all night lone for mother's breast.  Poor, restless hands that will not rest  And gather strength to reach out strong  To mother ln the rosy morn! ���������   ���������   ���������-  Nay, nay, they gather scorn for scorn  And hate for hate the lorn night long���������  Poor dying  babe!   to  reach   about  la, blackness, as a. thing cast out!  God's pity for the thing of lust  That bears a frail babe to be thrust  Forth from her arms to alien thrall.  As shutting out the light of day.  As shutting oft Cod's very breath!  But thrice God's pity, let us pray,  for her who bears no babe at all.  But gayly leads up Fashion's Hall  And grinning leads the dance of death.  That sexless, steel-braced breast of- bone  fs Uke to some  assassin  cell,  A whlted sepulchre of stone.  A graveyard at the gates of hell,  A mart where motherhood Is sold.  A house of murders manifold!  A taw stanzas further,on the poet  says*  And   oh, for prophet's tongue or pon  To scourge, not only, and accuse  The childless mother,  but such  men  As know their wives but to abuso!  dive me the brave, chlld-lovlng Jew,  The full-sexed Jew of either sex,  Who   loves,   brings    forth    and    nothing  recks  Of care or cost, as Christians do���������  Dulled souls who will not hear or see  How Christ once raised his lowly head  And, as rebuking, gently said,  The while He  took them tenderly,  "Let little children come to me:"   .  .  .  .  Hear me this prophecy and heed  Except wo cleanse us  kirk or creed,  Except we wash us word and deed  i-ho Jew shall rule us, reign the Jew.  \.nd Just becaiiBe the Jew Is true,  s true to nature, true to truth;  is clean. Is chaste, as trustful Kuth   -  Who  bore us David.  Solomon���������  The Babe,' that far, first Christmas dawp.  The poem"is dedicated-to "The Moth-  era of Men."'  No Difference Which Side.  Mr. Booker T. Washington tells this  ���������lory of a: man who belonged to the  "po'n white trash" of Alabama.  A black man who ran a ferry was one  day accosted thus:  "Uncle JMose," said the white man, "1  ���������want to cross, but I hain't got no mon-TJ  my." : -1  Uncle Moie scratched his head.  "Doan* you got lib  irioney't  all!" hejt  queried. %  "No," said the wayfaring stranger, "I  ���������Haven't a cent." \  "But, it done  coat    yon    but  three  rts,"  insisted Undo JMose, "ter cross]  ferry.''  "I know,* soM the white man, "but I  Saven't got the threo cents."  Undo Mose was Inn quandary. "Moss,?  %* said, "I done tole you what. Kr man;  aftat'a got no three cents am jes' o well  Hot dis side ec de river aa on. de od-  A Sad Mj^cake.  "My dear," said the stork, emphatically, "I never was so embarrassed in my  life as I was to-day. 1 made a Fcarf-il  blunder, fearful."  "Indeed!" chirped the swallow, eagerly.   "What was It, my dear?"  "Why, you know I am now filling my  next year's engagement book," explained  the stork, disconsolately, "and in making  my round of calls I chanced into a suite  of rooms in. one of these monstrous  apartment houses, as I think they-are  called. They were charming rooms, and  tlte young woman I found there was no  less charming. Of course, I kuew sire  must be a bride'right off,sol explained  who I was and thc purpose for which I'd  called. She didn't blush nor seem at all  confused or bashful, as so many of nry  clients do at first, and I was just congratulating myself on having secured. a  really sensible woman for' my list, when  she shook her head and said she really  didn't have any use for my services.  "'Oh, but think, my dear,' I urged,  for I wasn't going to let her slip if I  could help it, 'how sweet and charming  and lovely a dear little baby is.'  ���������  "'Yes, tlrey are nice,' she replied, with  what I thought was almost criminal indifference, 'but you must not bring one  here. I positively cannot allow it.'  ��������� "'Oh, but you must have oue at least,'  I insisted, hoping that all she needed after all was a little persuasiou. 'Don't  ~you~know~ how-much���������more���������all ���������yorrr-  friends and relatives, will think of you if  you have one?'  '"I hardly believe they would enjoy it  as much as you think; though 1 understand some of them have prophesied  pretty much that,' she snid, with a queer  kind of smile.  "'And your lmsbatid, too,' I went on,  like a fool. 'Where he loves you now ho  would worship and adore you then.'  "'But I haven't airy,' she suid, and actually laughed in my  face.  ���������"What!' I almost shrieked, glancing  curiously around tho rooms.  '"'Oh, yes,' she snid, dryly, 'these are  my rooms, but 1 am a bachelor nuii.l.'  "My. dear," concluded the stork, pathetically, "I blushed so hard I must  have looked like n llamingo. .And I do  wish these modern girls wouldn't be so I  independent; I'm afraid now to call at ,|  any strange place for fear of repeating  the blunder."���������"Town Topics."  Crow's Nest  I often wonder if the crow Is an altruist. The farmers would never call him  by so flattering a name. But surely he  .must feel more or less benevolent when  engaged in building a nest that, before it  finally falls to pieces, will probably be  the home of many and various birds and  beasts.  And is lt because the crow la a generous bird, willing to provide apartments  for his woodland neighbors, that he  builds false nests also" Perhaps not, for  the crow is a wise bird, too; and although it is not quite certain what purpose these false nests serve, they way be  designed to draw the attention of the  irate man who shoulders a gun when he  finds the crows have been at work in his  corn-piece.  But although the false nest is less  carefully built than the nest the crows  really occupy, and although it is generally placed in a more exposed position, it  Is as sure to And a tenant as Is a nest in  which crows have lived.  A deserted crows' nest less than a mile  from my house has been occupied alternately by hawks and squirrels for the  last five or six years. After the crows  left it, a pair of red-shouldered hawks  took possession. During the season one  of the hawks was killed and the eggs  were broken, and for a few months, the  nest lay idle.  In the autumn some red squirrels  raised a roof of bark and pine-needles  over the hollow of the nest, filled it with  soft grass, and made it their home for  the winter. They would doubtless have  continued to dwell there had not a  couple of Cooper's hawks decided the  next spring that the tenement suited  them. After ousting the squirrels, perhaps by killing and devouring them,  they went to work to fix it up.  But the squirrels had done too thorough a job for the hawks to undo easily,  and after several futile attempts at touring it to pieces, they were forced to content themselves with constructing a new  nest-on.the "top floor,'! the* roof the  squirrels had raised. So the nest has  gone on being serviceable, sheltering a  long succession  of  tenants. *  In another nost in m}- neighborhood  long-eared owls succeeded the _ crowt  and sparrow-hawks followed the'owls.  I have known still another nest to  serve as nursery for two families in the  same season: the great horned, owls,  which lay their eggs in the latter part of  winter, having succeeded in teaching  their young ones to fly before the chiek-  en-hawks���������which breed later than any  other species-���������were prepared to under  take the care of a family.  ���������Wild ducks; sea-gulls,' and even par  tridges, whose habit is to nest on the  ground, have been known to make use of  irAahdoned crows' nests. In winter various kinds of owls borrow them to sleep  in, and the pine-marten or sable is said  to have the same habit.  To be sure, almost every J" revs  tenant remodels a .nest to suit hit  own fancy, and after it has beet  occupied by three or four families  it would hardly he recognized hy the  crow that built it." Probably that Ingenious architect is not sensitive aboul  such alterations. It is glory enough foi  him that the other birds approve his  general design; and very, likely when hc  leaves a, nest to an owl or a hawk or s  gull it is stipulated between them, that  i-epairs shall not be at the landlord's expense.  Women Who Insure.  It Made a Differenec.  Lady of the House���������Itosa. who is that  dragoon you had in here yesterday!  - Servant���������Ach; that was my sweetheart, but I sh.t'n't have anything more  to do with him, because he is always  making remarks about everybody. Only  yesterday he said: "Rosa, your mistress  is the handsomest lady I ever paw."  What business hrw he to talk about you  in  that  fashion?  Iittdy���������Still, he seemed a very decent  sort of man, and [do not see why you  should jilt him.���������"Pick-Me-Up."  Darwinian  First Monkey���������It Heertis to be a toss-  up whether man id descended from us.  Seaond Monkey���������Yes, it's h-wds, ������h������y  win; tails, we win.���������"Sirutrt Set,"  According to a successful woman insui  ance agent of Chicago, more an.'  more insurance , is being taken o'u  by women every year. "They ar.  now considered good risks" she say*-  "whereas formerly a woman hai  to pay an extra premium to' seem  insurance. About six years ago tha  hindrance was removed, and now nearl-  all of the life insurance companies accep*  them on the same basis as-men. One oi  the old conservative companies just  yielded the point a few weeks ago, but  still makes an exception to married women, as several of the other companie.-  do. The mortality among women is nt  greater 'than among men, and their liability to accident is not so great. As foi  the class of women that take out insur  ance, I suppose that trained; nurses anc  women physicians have a larger percentage than have other professions. Aftei  that come the teachers in schools, thet  dressmakers, milliners, cashiers, clerks it  department stores, and others, but verj  few stenographers. It is a singular. thing  that we always find it difficult to convince a stenographer of the value of lifo  insurance. Professional women are more  apt to insure than others, and insurance  has recently become popular among act  resses. They are taking out twenty-yeai  endowment policies as investments foi  -old-age.���������As.a_rule, aetresses_dp_not sa,vt  their money, and do not have anything  left after their popularity has passed  We insure a good many women in private life also. It is becoming quite common, and very soon as many women as  men will take out policies upon theii  lives, particularly those who have other*.*  dependent upon them."  Mrs. Leland Stanford, it is said, car*  lies a larger amount of insurance than  any other woman in the world. Hei  policksB amount to more than a million  dollars, Mrs. Frank O. Lowden of Chicago carries $2BOflOO, probably more than  any other woman in the West, and "Mrs.  McReynolda carries $200,000. Helen  Gould and one of her sisters have $100,-  000 ea-otb. Anna Held carries $100,000;  Mrs. Leslie Carter, $50,000; Nordica, S50,-  000; Maud Adams, $25,000; Blanche  Walsh, $10,000; Katheririe Grey, $10,000;  Blanche Bates, $10,000;* Maxine Elliott,  $10,000; Lulu Glaseiy $10,000; Pauline  Hall $10,000; Laura Joyce, $10,000* and  ���������ttfeS^gj-nilar amounts.  The Day After.  Manifold axe the songs that celebrate  our holidays and anniversaries, plentiful  are the pages filled with suitable selections and appropriate refrains commemorating this great day or that remarkable occasion. Lives there a holiday so  humble that it has not. its host of errlo-  pistsT Is there a memorable time that  has escaped due recognition?  Yes, one���������and tliat of sueh incalculable  Importance that it should stand preeminent among red-letter days: a day  the value of which none may ignore;  the vast significance of which all must  acknowledge; a day that plays a vital  part in every life and makes or mars the  history of every soul. It is a petty day  of judgment. A day that tests our passions and tries our strength and patience,  and teaches us the worth of. all other  red-letter dnys, none of which may dare  rival this one in might and mujesty.  It is a strange omission that the "Day  After," supreme and epoch-mnking period  of time, should have failed to receive the  homage which is its just prerogative.  The Day After the feast, we run slight  risk of overrating its value. The Day  After the ball, we can sit down to analyze our partners. The Day After thc  wedding begins a new regime, for better  or for worse. The Day After tho funeral  the bereaved realize that the beloved one  has departed.  That is the day that tests, and tells,  and laughs, and weeps, and registers its  date upon the soul.  The battle surely tries the general's  skill and strength, but the Day After reveals his character and greatness.  The coronation is a mighty spectacle,  but the Day After we learn the measure  of the king. <*���������*  Upon a summer day we shout the wondrous victory of Manila, but the Pay*After perchance we may deplore the burden of the Philippines.  What mean those, two great words  "success" and "defeat" save in the light  of the Day After?  The angel with the flaming sword  drives Adamrand"Eve from Paradise, and*  then begins the story of the world.  A climax is much oftener a beginning  than an ending. We follow a series of  great events up to that instant of triumph or despair, and then we end abruptly; such a conclusion is verily artis-  tio!  The. curtain falls as Phyllis murmurs  "yes," but still the audience-wonders if  the glad ending will really prove so,  when tested by the clear prosaic daylight  that is to come.  Ah, vital day of days, we are incapable  of measuring our, other days except by  youi  Breathing your calm tranquillity, we  learn regret and thankfulness. In your  judicial presence we recognize*'success and  failure, which in the rush of swift events  and stirring action we are unable to distinguish.  And at'the end, we speak of "Death"  with lowered tones and dim forebodings,  yet 'tis not Death: we fear, but the Day  After*���������From the "Contributors' Club."  His Wife's Stockings.  Why Kipling* Wouldn't Lecture.  A very characteristic Kipling letter has*  again been brought into print by thc  death of Major Pond, the manager of  celebrities. It seems that in"lS95, while  Mr. JKipling was living in Vermont, thc  major tried to get him to make a lecture  tour of the country, offering compensation well proportioned to the author's-  celebrity, then at its height. Mr. Kipling evidently considered the proposition  with some care, but only to reject it, for  he wrote:  "There is such a thing as paying one  hundred and twenty-five cents for a dollar, and, though I suppose there is money  in the lecturing business, it seems to me  that the bother, the fuss, the being at  everybody's heek and call, the night journeys, and so on, make it very dear. I've  seen a few men who've lived through .the  fight, but tliey did not look happy. 1  might do it as soon as I have two mortgages on my house, a lien on the horses.  aVd a bill of sale on the furniture,: and  writer's cramp in both hands; but at  present I'm busy and contented to go or.  with the regular writing business. You  forget that I have already wandered over  most of the States, and there isn't  enough money in sight to hire me to  face again some of the hotels and some  of the railway systems that I* have met  with. America is a great country, but  she is not made for lecturing in."  "The Best-laid Plans  Science and Religion.  -'The lastxiport from science is that each  of us Sormally contains both good and  had microbes, and that the two parties  are constantly at war. This Beems, says  .JKew York "life," to bear out Dr. Ly*  'man Abbott, who maintains that hell is  within ua.  , Very ForgetfuL  family next door is the  limit for borrowing things.  Macon���������What have they been after  bow!  II    <VW."f   ���������**��������������������������������������� h34y guests at  (Un-oer on'Sun-lay forgot her teeth, and  -they came over to borrow my wife'**-���������  JpWladeinhia "Telegraph."  A story is , being told In London  about a man prominent in public life,  whose name may not be mentioned,  which illustrates thc insecurity of human  preparations. He was planning an entertainment, on an elaborate scale, to be  -given- to-various friimds-in-the-neighbor.-  hood of his country-seat. Unfortunately,  his nearest neighbor, a close relative, is  highly uncongenial to himself and his intimates, and he racked his brains to devise n Bchomc by which he might nvoid  the necessity of inviting the undesirable  cousin to be among his guests.  "il have it!" he announced to his wife  at breakfast on the morning of the event,  "I'll send him some tickets for the play  to-night intown. Of cou.rse he'll be delighted, us he seldom -has an opportunity  of going to the theater."  The tickets were accordingly sent, and  the host, with an easy conscience, proceeded to enjoy the company of his  friends. But his satisfaction was, of*  short duration. At the height of the  festivities in walked the- objectionable  neighbor.  "Such a stupid mistake you made," he  announced, as he approached his cousin;  "as Boon as I heard about your party I  know that you rnust have sont mo the  tickets for the wrong night, so I got  theni changed for to-morrow evening nnd,  cams right over here as soon as I could."  "Traveling with ohildrer* is the ver.  iiekens!" said a JT*\*e.w York family nn  who escorted hi* wife and ol'.-  spring to their chosen summer resort and  had returned to the city. His .tale of  woe is related in the "Tribune" as follows: "We were going to a little place  not far from Buffalo, und, knowing how  tiresome a long day's travel is to _ those  !n charge of the young and active, I  proposed we should make the journey by  night, and my wife assented readily. ThJ  children were eager for the novelty of n  night on a sleeping cur. I secured three  berths, a lower for nry wife and thc baby,  sn upper for myself and my little son,  and a third upper for our two young  twin girls.  "At 10.H0 o'clock we -jot to bed, and 1  ot least spent a pretty wretched night.  I worried ahout our trunks, which 1 suddenly remembered had been very late in  getting down, and about the change at  Buffalo, which was a very early one, and  when at last I wus hustled out in the  cool, gray morning by the conductor's  warning cry, 'l)n tin lo in ten minutes!' 1  was pretty nervous.  "My wifo had, fortunately, got the  baby dressed earlier, but my hands were  very full, with Hobby and myself to attend to, so that only an agonized 'Gwen!  Gludysl Do hurry and dress, like good  little girls!' was all the help we could  give the twins.  "Tlie train stopped. I knew our next  train made a pretty sharp connection,  so ran to where a pink leg stuck out of  an upper berth:  '"Gladys, aren't-you dressed?'  "'Yes, papa, all but my stockings.'  '"Your stockings? Do you meaii to  say you took them off?'  '"Yes, papa; it was so hot. Please  help me look for them.'  "So I plunged an arm wildly round the  bod-clothes, wliile Gwen climbed down  quite heat and tidy, and went to her  mother, crying in her shrill, penetrating  voice, blessed, I am sure, by. the sleeping  passengers: 'Mamma, Gladys can't find  her* stockings, and the people in the  berth below won't let her look there. I'm  sure they've dropped down,' and, in fact.*  jut this moment a surly voice below ex-  " claimed:  "Tor heaven's sake, stop your fussing  over my head!    Can't you let a soul on  ] the car sleep because you have to get  up?'  "I retwrned to my wife.  " 'The stocking's can't be found,' I said,  'and Gladys is nearly crying. She can't  walk across Buffalo station with bare  legs.   Haven't you got another pair?'  " 'None but my own,' she replied,  glancing dubiously at her feet.  "Then, quick! Take them off. Your  dress is long and no one will see.'  "In a twinkling she.tore them off, and  I pulled them up the long, bare legs of  the twelve-year-old girl, to her surprise  and joy.  '"Come along,' I cried, 'quick, or we'll  miss the train.  " *Step lively!" called the porter.  "I seized the baby'and rushed out.  "Bobby was the flrst to get off, and  eyed his shrinking mother with interest  aa three polite men stepped forward to  help her off. With a deep flush she declined their aid and crept down the steps.  but the keen eyes of Bobby missed nothing, and as she reached the ground he  remarked, in a triumphant and ringing  voice, 'They look just like white stockings, don't they, papa?'       '  "I seized his hand and Tuslied him  across the tracks to our train, while, my  wife dropped her veil und followed with  the little girls, the guilty Gladys stepping out bravely and nonchalantly, clad  demurely in neat black stockings of perfect fit.  "Well, my wife had a perfect fit, too,  and blew me up for not silencing Bobby.,  though how -I/wn's' to do that I do not  know, but I don't think I will ever repeat the experience of traveling; with al)  my encumbrances at night."  Language was not Needed.  "I don't see how the count could propose to you when he can't talk any English and you don't speak Tfc'rcnch."  "Oh, it was very easy. We were sitting in the parlor. Pointing up at an oil  painting of papa, the count took out a  piece of paper and a pencil. Then he set  down a dollar mark, and after it placed'  u figure 1. Looking at me out of his big,  deep, eloquent, lovely eyes, he began  making ciphers after the dollar murk  and the figure 1. When he had made  four ciphers, which, with the other tig-  iire,?meant $10,000, he stopped. I nodded  my head for him to go on. Then he  made another cipher. That meant $100,-  ,000. I nodded my head again. He muds  another, which raised it to $1,000,000.  t nodded for him togo ahead. Ho put  down another cipher, making it $10,000.-  000~Thcn"I"smilc'd-an(l-took-the-peneil-  from him, and he caught me in his arm?  nnd���������and ah, it was so lovely! It almoit  seems like a drenm to think that in throe  weeks I shall be a real countes**.."���������C!ii  en go "itecord-Ilcrald."  The Facts in thc Case.  ..'���������'���������.-���������/��������� ���������'.' 'Slow."  Mr. Perkins���������That's   a   pretty likely  lookih' boy you have there, Sam. ���������  Mr. JDobbs���������He's  good enough  if  hei  wasn't so all-fired slow; why, if that boy/  had a' had the job buildin' the ark wc  wouldn't a" had the flood yit.  Reggie's Conclusion.  i  "Oil, mamma I" shouted little Reggie, aa-  he ran to his mother in great glee,  "what do you think? I was just over-  there where they're putting up the eir-  eui, and they're filling the ring all full  of breakfast food."���������"Smart Set."  It turned her head.     The frown was not  By any means a perfect lit.  Some  UKly  wrinkles  lt  had  got  And  down   the   back  the  seams   were  split.  The sleeves were short end all ton tight  And showed long lines of busline ihread;  But, thouifh  lt was *' a perfect -sight,"  It turned her head.  The oolors fairly seemed to shriek���������  A purple, trimmed with blue and green.  With salmon bows���������a gaudy trunk;  A  gaudier was  never seen.  No tint but did the other kill;  One looked upon tho thins with dread.  I shuddered at the sight,  but still  It turned her heud.  It fairly turned her head, and yet  The woman's tBBte wus reckoned eood.  Among a most exclusive  set  A   leader' she  unchallenged  stood.  But, then, she did not wear the Areas;  She  saw  Jt.     Though 'twas not well-  bred.  Just as It passed  her, I confess.  It turned her head.  ���������Chicago'" Dally N^ws."  Where He Was Tanned.  "Oh! "giggled the frivolous damsel,  "you just ought to,see my arms. Mamma  told me not to go bathing so much, but  I just would, and I got tanned away  above tho. elbows."  "Huh!" puts in lier -.mull brother, who  is sitting gingerl* the    lge of  the-  chair. "JMammr *.old me not to go bathing, too, but I didn't get tanned on the  anus."  And the small hoy received the usual  .bedtime hint.    A NeWHeart  for^You  means renewed health,  for on  the heart depends all health.  Doctors will tell you that any  i diseased organ can be put in good  V working vigor by pumping plenty,  \ of blood into it to make now ���������  l tissues. *-  First set the heart right���������  with most people it is  wrong.  Dr. Agnew's Heart  Cure Will Do It.  It strengthens the heart, rebuilds its weak parts, and enables it to feed the nerves, and  through them all organs of tho  body.   It cures at once.  Relief to weak hearts in  thirty minutes by a simple  dose is the sign and proof of  what Dr. Agnew's Heart  Cure will do permanently for  them and for you.   Dr. Von Stan's Pineapple Tablets  work their cure through digesting the food and letting  the stomach rest A piece of  pineapple will digest instantly  an equal size of beef at a temperature of 103*. Don't take  pills and powders that weaken  ho stomach. Price, 85 cents.  A  "       "     ��������� 27  iMMyvy'  '>';/WMM/'.>:  Tb Discourage Smoking. ������  Tb������ effort of Mr. Fred. TaylorJ a director of a leading woollen Arm of Batley,  England, to Ulscoiira-;e smoking has been  very successful. Orre -pound was offered  to each of the one thousand employees of  the firm -who-'-abstained from smoking  and chewing tobacco lor- six months. It  was* ascertained yesterday that three  hundred -nal** o"erarivcs have already become disqualified from receiving the sove-  reign "which would otherwise be coming  to them next February. At the annual  meeting of the compuny the offer warr  extended to women and glrla.  FOLLOWING HIS NOSE  And yoa. see where it's leading  bim. He has Catarrh; breeder of  Bronchitis, Pneumonia and Consumption, t  A package of Dr. Agnew's Csiar- -  rhal Powder will save him.  J Relief instant, cure constant."  Relieves Colds and Catarrh, and  cures Headache in ten minutes.  Thomas Waterman, of Bridge-water,  Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, states:  "In consequence of. a cold, I contracted a case of acute Catarrh. I could sot  breathe any more. * I snuffed some of  Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder and instantaneously, my nostrils were free., I  could hardly believe: that anything  could act so quickly.'!  For all skin diseases nnd for piles. Dr.  Agnew's Ointment is rightly regarded  by many of the medical fraternity as the  surest, simplest, quickest cure.  The relief is instaat and the cure permanent In every such case. Price, lit. tt  Experimenting With Convicts.  A correspondent of Tho Times describes :an experiment now being made at  Dartmoor, with the-object or.* raising tho  younger criminals to a better level. Thlr-  tyrtwo of the'youngest convicts'-'have  been picked out, after* careful consideration as the most likely to -be/lent by Uro  scheme, and have beerr' forrncd Into a  class by : themselves, .and while . in. some  respects their treatment docs not dilTer  from that of their fellow-convicts, they  .'fire.not. allowed at any tlmo to associate  with the older convicts. After prayers  they march off to'one of the old French  war prisons,, where part of the ground  floor has been lUtcd up as a carpenter's  shop. It Is an important part of the  scheme that every lad .should be turned  out with a thorough'knowledge of soma  trade, and lt lias been found In practice  that the only trade of which a young  convict ls pretty sure not to grow tired  Is carpentering. After work ls done they  go to lessons with the schoolmaster. The  boys' warder and trnde Instructor huve  both been selected with special regard  to their personal qualities, and they are  required, not only to_k������ep a high stand-  ard_of"discipliirorbut-to-rlo-th'*ir���������uttn<js<t-  to acquire a personal rnlluence over their  charuoB.  AMERICAN  NERVINE  wittnurmD  . tMrSHATTEREDKcaVES; thenstrenirth*.  ���������ned by It they will put every vital  organ to work vigorously. TPhe liver  will do lta share, the heart will have  blood to pump, tbe nerved will be quiet.  The woman will be beautiful again.  Mrs. Taraet Edge, Foet-MUtrou of  ���������dee Kill, Ont., writes :  "I have had Indigestion and dyspepsia  for nearly ten years. At times I could  eat nothing. After taking two bottle*  of Soutb American Nervlao I waa en-,  tlrely well and am in perfect health."  - ��������� ���������   ��������������������������� '' f  Tke Oreat Seat* Aamtaa KUasy Can dta**  tolve* and washes out waste matter at  one* from kidney* and bladder, and  simultaneously begins tb* building rrj  of now tissues.   Relief in six hoar*,   tt  Mainly About People.  It is related that the Dowager Eniprensi  of Russia orrce saw on her husband's ta-i  ble a document regarding a political pri-t  soner. On the margin Alexander ill.  had written: ''Pardon impossible; to boj  sent to Siberia." The Czarina took upj  the pen, and, striking out the semi-coloni  after "impossible." put it. before thei  word. Then the endorsement read: "Par-i  don; impossible to be scut to Siberia."  The Czar let it stand.  The late James McXoill Whistler upon  a certain occasion appeared at a dinner  party wiih no tie on. A friend of his; t  remonstrated. "For heaven's s.rkc, Whist-'  Ier, you've forgotten your tie:" '"Sot at1  ill," he returned, ''irot at all! Wr-p'  wear a tie? My white collar rise.) front'  my white, shirt" which i- i\i-*tcn..d by a*  ������������������old stud. Ever\*lhii'ji siair.'.'e, excellent..  Why put another white on top of that?'  I'm much better dressed than you!'.'  The Hev. .Sarriorii trirri-tol. the new.  Episcopal lliohopof Colorado, is noted for-  lire skill with which lie can .ollcct money  for charity, lie once (-.tiled orr a man  who was well-to-do, hut ���������.onii-what close.  He asked for money let a uorthy charity, and the iinttr said: "I'd -zTvp ?orire-  I thing gladly, but lh.������ fail :*, I've only  j $300-by me* iii cash���������-������������������'300 that I've put.  aside lor- my funeral." "Voir trust 0od:  with your "soul," sard UUhop Olrnsted,  "hut you're afraid to trust Him with  your funeral,.phi" This continent gained  the bishop a generous contribution.  The late J. H. Shorthcusr* W113 afllicteit  with a terrible stammer, which he used(  to say was a bles-ing in di^uise. h.uing.  led linn to use the pen as his great instrument of expression. There wero.  times, however, when tire slammer al-j  most ceased, and he could talk on unin-t  terruptedly. One very striking and to-uch--  ing habit grew up out of the stammer.  At "family prayers" he'and his wife read  all the prayers together; because, if an  attack of stammering eiimc on, her gentle voice would carry on tire thread till  he recovered, and the knowledge of thin  prevented all nervousness orr his part.  Here is a favorite anecdote which Abraham Lincoln was in the habit of relating: James Quarlea, a distinguished lawyer of Tennessee, was one day trying a.  case, and after producing his evidoricn  rested, whereupon the defence produced,  a witness who swore Quarles completely  out of court; and a verdict was rendered  accordingly. After the trial one of hU  friends came*.to him and said: "Why  didn't you get that feller to awar ou your  side?" "I didn't know anything about  him," replied Queries. *������1 might have  told you about him," said the friend, "for  he Mould swar for you jest aa hard aa  he'd swar for the other side. That's hia  business. Judge, that feller takes in  swarrin' for a living."  Professor William Clark, D.C.L., in hi*  very entertaining papers on '"People and!  Places I Have "Known" ia the "Westminster,'* recalls many amusing stories ol  celebrities. Of Charles Kingsley, Profes*.  sor Clark writes: In spite of a slighe  stammer, which he nearly overcame, he  was popular in the pulpit and on ther  platform. He once Iectur-*d in Toronto,1  but with no great success In seeking ta  .-timulate tlie Toronto youth, he recom**  mended every young min to make it hi-i  ambition to "have a bust in Westminster Abbey." The young gentlemen hnd!  their own notion o'f a "bust," and broker  into fits of laughter, -which were re<  doubled when Mr. Kingsley repeated wit!*l  'till greater emphasU���������"1 ->ay a bust in  Westminster Abbey."  Soon after J. M. Barrie leaped into  fame, the editors of three London journals for which he had done a good deal  of work determined to give a dinner in  his honor. Mr. Barrie accepted the invitation, and in due course the three*,  knights of trie pen and scissors and their  distinguished guest sat down together.  The';'hosts, knowing their contributor!  only by his work, fully anticipated at  ���������feast of reason and a.' flow*'.'of soul.1*  Howe\er, the soup and li-h were cou*>*  sumed without a word from. Mr. J Barrie,  or at least, with nothing beyond noncommittal grunts. Despite irantic effort* i  to lure him into conversation, it" was not  until he rose to put on his coat that ho  made the first and last remark that ho  littered during the e\ening: "Weel, thU  is the first time I've ever had dinner*  with three editors."  James Lane Allen, the Kentucky novelist, is a man of more than average size,  and, what is not common to all Keu-i  tuckians, is always apparelled *n the**  beit form. One e\emng he stopped in ul  *ruall shop just around tne corner froni.  '-he quarters into which he had moved!  only a few days before, and made a few.  purchases amounting to a dollar or so.  When he came to pay, he discovcrcio ,'  that he had left his purse at home. H*������  explained to the shopkeeper, and asked  that he be trusted for the goods until-  next morning, as he wa- in a hurry,  and could not wait.   The shopkeeper dc-  ^elined-to !ct-the- good=_*go_������ifrro_ut_thn   money. Mr. Allen ������ir������* nettled. "Do t  look like a mnn who would try to 'beat*  vou?" he asked with indignant dignity.  "'Of course yon don't.."-..replied".'the.  ���������diopkeeper, admiringly. *'lf you did C  wouldn't hnve bothered with yon in th������  lirst place. It ien't Ihat kind I liav*s  to bo on the eveilo-ling lookout for."  In  hlx  reminiscences in   the  "Century  MagM/ane," Andrew Dickson While, lalo  United'States Ambassador to Germany,  repeats an  anee-dote told him by Hon.  Odo Htisscl). the Uritish  plenipotentiary  nt Berlin.    Itiis*cll was on one occasion  making a  call on .Prince'Minimirck; und  the torr\eination turned on the subject of  bores, and how to get rid of them.   Hi**-  rriarck said that hc and his wife hud hit  upon an eMndient, ���������*"** whenever an u  Welcome culler wah waiting hie turn*  tvas arranged  thc  princess  should cr  in and say "Prince, isn't it time for \  to  take  your  medicinel"   thus  fuitri.*  ing an eicii*e to politely disinL-s the  trader.    Russell  expressed  his; appro*  of tiris plan, and had no sooner done . . ���������  than Prmces*-. Bi-marck appealed at tlie  door and, addressing her  hu-Jiand, asked      *  him if it was not time for liim lo tribe,  his   medicine.     liismarck    and   llnsscli  looked at each other a moment in silence.'   .  and then both burst irrto titanic luuglt-  ter.  1!  e  AH passes.   Art alone  Eudurlng stays to us:  The bust outlasts the throne���������  Ihe coin, Tiberius.  ���������Austin Dobsoa.  Stock Note.  ������1  -i  -4.  .+;  1  $  3?  n.  li  Jl  m  III  ill  I  Mis* Fairy Titmarsh has a pair nf  calves that cannot be beat in this section of our glorious republic.���������Toledo  . 'Blade." L  i-rii  THE UP-TO-DATE  DRYGOODS ME  xxsEsai^irsciEzaasss^::  m  m  #  f  -Tffv  OUR  THIRD YEAR  ANNIVERSARY  To Celebrate this occasion  we purpose giving* a  BONA FIDE  GIFT SALE  TEN VALUABLE PRIZES  WE ARE GIVING AWAY.  Here They Are  <  >  r  C  >  ro  r  m  ���������o  E5  N  m  0  <  m  2  >  ������  A Oiirpiur is *������i\-cn villi every Dullnr's Wor-tli of (Joints |>ui'eha:**e(l. I he  Prnwiiifj; Id lake place January SOth, 1904, iir.������i'-t* (he sir-iei-vision ol' two  of Uevlstohc's most  li-ust.wnllliy citizens. ������������������  "���������l-UZI-.S  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 Piliow Shams and Scarf  8 Tab!������ Linen and Napkins  0 Baby Cashmere Cloak  1o   One Dozen Linen Handkerchiefs  Villi ClllllKll  Present for vinii" iVieinl or relation  I'iiil to select in onr varieii stock a  sriitnlile  aiul   tisel'irl   Xiirns  KvoryelToct has been ****t. forth to niiike  one of the most elahnrale of ils kind e .-cr-held in  this Citv.  tlri,s Gift Sal.  THIS DRAWING TAKES PLACE 9N  P.  S.���������Letter Orders received  between  now* and time of  drawing will be entitled to Coupon and Share in  LOCALISMS  Eagles' MasqueradcjBall,Opera House,  New Year's Eve.  from     to-iiioiTo\v     is  Two   weeks  Christinas Dny.  ���������l'or  Hiii-gains  in   Christinas   Kni'irr-  tnic go to R. liimson and .Co*  li. H. Butler, of AiiiswnHh. lraslieen  aiipointed a .I. P.  ���������t'hristnias fruit   cake   ami - Sultana  cake always on sale. ('. II. Hume .V, (.'(>.  The   Quadrille   (Jlrili   will   hold-  it.**  fourth assernlily tninui-r-nw even'iii".**.  Romi'inlMT tire (.'onseivat ivu rally at  the clrrh r-oorn.-. Selkirk   hall,   toiiiitliu  ��������� W.ANTICIJ���������l-JTnr|i]oymeiit in stoi'eor  oflice hy capalrlc man. ������������������ond linguist.  ���������AY. .1. Girir-y. resident dentist.    I'ar-  loi-.- over Bew..*.' deny stoi*c.  irrlhracitt  ���������Sec oui' window for nil kind of articles  .snilnl'le for t'ln-istnias pii-sunts. .lolin  !-.. Wood.  .lajnes Sniiley, a well known In ii l lat-i-���������  man. left, lliis nroriiirrg on a visit, to  iris parents at, Ottawa. "  ���������The choicest, of 1-Vrl'urrres in holh  fancy .���������ind plain hollies, al the Canada  I'rtijf it Hook (!o.  l'JT. O. Woodward, ediior of Ilie Fev-  fjii*;(in Kngle is speirdinx* a few days in  town I his week on business.  ���������Thousands of Xniiis Cards arrd the  newest, in Calendars for IJhJI. at, the  1'aiiniln Drrrgit Hook (To.  JMessis. Weill arrd Youni* arc advertising a hii; t;ift sale. Wead their  .���������idveitiseniciil on thi.- page.  ��������� Oo to C. B. I funic it (!o*s for Skates  arrd Hand Sleighs.  Tiie Wink Company lrave a man  engaged making ice in thc rink arrd  lhe first cold snap now should produce  good skating and curling.  ���������Aliss AV. J,en ik ix. tencher-vol' pianoforte, is ready to receive pupils. For  terms, call .tt 31 rs. .MacRtiry's. Third  sired. ( rrov lij-lm  .lesse (). Bradley lin*** left for- lire  coast, to inleiesl capital in liis' big  discovery of free Drilling (piai-U on  "McCullough creek.  ��������� Wc have a loi of handsome Dining  Woom sets of ch.-lii-.-., which we will  give you bargains on fop Christrria.s.  What .ih.iul thai I-Txtcn-ioir tabic: you  are going to get. .lohn K. Wood.  ������������������--Leave   your   orders   fo  coal with Jl. N. Coursier.  ��������� Leave youi- orders  at Manning'*.  for- Knras c.-mdic*-  - -A splendid assortment, of Sun ven ir .1. A. Cray received word on Mnn-  goods very suitable fniscircliiigtlirough Itlay evening of the seriou.-, illness nf  the mails, at Canada Drug it Hook Co. j his   brother   Sam   at   Vancouver, and  j left, hy Trie.-dny's   Xo.   I   for'tlrat, city,  fluid   Commissioner   l*'i.-i*.er     is   in j  Wo.-sland in  connection with the inin-|     The   Shake.-pearian   .Society  held a  ingcase. of the Lucky .lack vs. Tanghe. '��������� good   meeting   on   Tuc.-dav   evening.  j Great interest ;s  taken in  the pi-cent  ���������Airy one of 200 pieces of glass   ware. I snl-ject   of   s*.mly.   the   tragedy ".Mac "  very fancy, acceptable gifts 2.V..  C. B. j belli."  I lirrirc it Co. j  J     Why not. get  up a   billiard tournn-  Voring   (Toir-ervativc*.    .mil    fi iend- ! merit in the city.    There are a number  meet   tonight    al    *���������*   o'clock    in      the' of good   players  arrd   jndirioir.s iiandi-  Selkirk Hall.    A good pr-oirraiunic.       | caps worrld uivo evervone a chance.  r  ,1.  H. A. Brown relirrned on Tuesday  evcrring frorrr a l>ii.-ine-;S trip to .-outlici n points.  Eagles'Masquerade Ball, New Year's  \,Tri::,l)<,"*v ���������"u"x1.   'T'1"11   s *���������������������������.-*���������   h-'rn _ in |-If yon <lon"i know what to b.tv for a  _      * ��������� ! J "del nnd   .Manicure   eases.   Shaving. present, come and   look   through  Eve. Opera House.  The Cily hotel is now provided witli  a commodious oflice behind the lc-uliirg  loom.  ���������SirnoiuK" ('mi*.-   Cut   Saw-   arc  best, .-old at C. B. Hume it Co's.  llu  Cha.-. F. Lindmark ret urned at the  Ix-ginning of lire week fiom a viMt to  the coa.-t.  Fred Robinson. .Mrs.   Robinson   and  family   left   oir    .Monday   for- Tor iiiiLo  ~wh>"re~t hey" wiii~re-iric���������for* rite-win trci-r  ��������� When voir want a "Wa-hii,*,' Machine go to C. B. Hume ������t Co. Sunlight. Washers an; tile best.  W. A Chambers is in the hospital  snlTering from typhoid fever-. Hei*,  making .-atisfactoi y progress.  Thej wo Chilian battleships thought  t(; have been acijui red liy.lapnii were  purchased by Great  Britain.  ��������� Spanish grapes. Xavcl onmges. Jap  ���������oranges, lemons, pears, apples,   entire/  figs arrd tabic raisins. C. B. 1 linnet ('<>.  nd Manicui-c eases. Shaving. present, conic .-imt look tlirough orri  and Smoking sets, at the Canada Drug i -Nick, everything u-.-frrl and only the  it Book Co. I besf. i,f (praiily   kept    nt    the   Canada  . Drug it J'ook Co.  1-T. A. Bradley has   1 I men employed !  on hi- property at French creek arid i*- I     Th.-    iv-w   ������������������black   <eed"   map   rrow  meeting   with   great   srreces--a.- opei-   flooding   the ciry ha-   Honald   in   big  at ions progress. ] letters   imt Joes   not    mention   Revcl-  jsroke.      That*-   why   it's called up to  ��������� Wanted foi- .spare time employment,   (lat**.    ANo    by   not    indicating Ross-  irr ollice oi-  store   by able  honk-kopec   laird,  and    -..desman,    apjily     at-     Ui-:rt w.l>;  ollice. no*2li-lrn ;     An interchange is irr.-ule in the st������fi'-  ' of the    Imperial   Ti-.nk    here   and   at.  --We arc pill I ing Christina**   present- ' Golden. .Mes-r-. II. T.   Wall,   of   that  awny every (lay. come arrd  .-elect   Tire", pliifie~iinrl_\ a n l\ rinUrfi'lTTiriJevelsT-oki-"."  piece  onr    you   w.iiiid   like,   wc   will   changing places.  ��������� r-e-ervc il for- voir, .lohn l'JT. Wood, i  has  A galvairized iron   (.,ii|>in.  placed   round "tin*   ifuine   block   and  various   i-e|i.-iirs  to lh(;   roof   imrile to  obviate any damage from water.  j     AiKil.lrer lerrd wa*. discovered on   the  been i surface of the Lucky .lack   Ibis  week.  It is about   a   foot   wide   and   samples  from it show -jvl.tlfm to the  Ion   in free  gold, says th-* Poplar Xuggcl.  -WAXTKD-Soutb  African  scrip.  State   iowest    jencc.  1'. U.    i  ���������tx   HI.  ltevelstoke.  Provincial Constable Cppcr left orr  Tuesday evening irr charge of t\v.,  insane)">ntient-s for the Xew Wesiinin-  v(cr-asylurrr. ������  ��������� Do away with making plum jindding  v*. heir you carr buy ir 2 lb. Van Camp  pudding for- 75c. era 1 lb. podding for  -Wc. C.'B. Hume it (To.  ��������� Vou are invited to tire Gonscrvat.ive  Clttb r-ooirrs tonight at.S o'clock. A  good programme.  Eagles' Masquerade Ball, New Year's  Eve, Opera House.  ��������� We have some beaut ifnily hound  volumes of Books also the I'octs Vurv  handy for rrrailingaway. at. I be l.'nnridrr  Drug it Book Co.  .Miss "Wilson, of Xew "Wcslmiiislcr,  arrived in the city last week and has  taken charge of W. J. George's di css-  irraking depart ment.  The   coming      nicijial     elections  promise lo'be interesting. According  to street gossip a number of aspirants  arc alreaVly in sight for the .Mayor's  ���������chair.  Bracket-*, Folding Book oshclves, Mr-, and .Mrs. .lames Lauder, of Cam*  Sir-eerrs. .\lnsic racks. Clock shelves. , borne, ine in the city this week. .Mr.  Pilot o brackets etc.  John K. Wood.      j Lander- was .formerly  city  electrician  | here rind I hey arc  renewing  acipianl-  W. II. Pool, inn linger of   the   Grr-n.l. I inice \\ it h I heir many friend.**,  TXort.hern     .Mines.     Limited,     pn  ���������*>*^.*������;.*ji>^.*<->o<$. <*t ^>-������**>*a>������>.������*������ *���������������*!*. ��������� ��������� ��������������� *j>*y*y*>  The Leading Store  STORE IHAT NEVER DISAPPOINTS  Winter days will come again and you will need  .somethino- for Street and Mouscwear. Yoti will find  the latest styles here, and we have tlie very latest  materials in the store, so put the two together and you  will he readv fer New York or Paris.  DftESS   GOODS.  Are conspicuous hy their variety this year. If you  wish I lie lalest London or Paris Novelty take one of our  Snowllake Zcbelines, or, if you wish to buy a more  dressy gown, buy a German Broadcloth and have it  made wilh. Medallions aiid Pendant Trimmings.  DR'ESS'MAKING. .  "We Fear Nac Foe."  MISS Llii*!, who has charge of Our Dressmaking  Department, will be delighted to talk over the latest"  fashions with you and give you the proper style in  dress if vou cntrusl her with  vour orders.  NEW    IDEA    PATTERNS.  NO PATTERN   OVER TEN CENTS,  guarantee lhem to be the best in the market.  We  will  t  ���������A splendid ran^e. of Fancy Hookers,  Kasy Chairs, etc.. suitable for Christmas Gifts, now on view- at 11. Plow-  son cV- Co's. Special reductions made  to cash purchasers. Come-in and look  over our .stock, it will save you money.  The revival services in tho .Methodist  church foi- t Ire past, two .weeks conducted by Rev. Air. Coleman and the  Pastor, have beerr ver-y weli attendei  and a. jjrenl deal of interest manifested.  The Hev. Mi-. Coleman concludes the  services hero on Sunday and then goes  to Rossland.  The merchants of Kevelstoke this  year, as usual, are up-to-dnli* in their  selections of holiday snoods. From  now until Christmas hive tiro stoics  will do a rushing trade and parties  who contemplate sending- presents  east lo their friends should innke  their- selections early. There i-j no  better display in any cily in Canada  than can be   found   in this city today.  Thc case of Turner & Co. vs. Cowan-  Irlolteir-Downs, which was up hefore  the Supreme' Court of Canada at  Ottawa last week, was decided iu  favor of the plaintiffs, thus setting  aside tlie two verdicts ol>i.-lined hy the  defendants in Ui. C. Courts. It, is  stated the cruse will be taken before  the Privy Council, J. JM. Scott and E.  P. Davis for defendants, and 0. S.  McCarter and S S. Taylor for pl-iin-  t-i IV���������  ���������MACKENZIE  AVENUE ..  Call and See Our New Goods.  *^*������**s*<t*-(t!t**<9**<S*-o*-*>- ���������������������������������������������������������������^������������������(^^������������������*<>-^-*<><*> ���������������������������������������������������������������^.^   ^ . _!__. -  oaoeooocooc������a������coeao������*aocec*ac������eoeo*aeo(-*.>e������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  O ,   -2j ^  I Christmas is yfihead *  I ������ut we are Jihead of 'Xmas  AVillr the most complete stock of FURNITURE ever  CNhibited irr Ivovelstokc. Kverything which adds to the  comfort of a homo and makes life worth living will be  found at ." ���������'    .  J?. J4owson & Co.'s furniture Store.  SPECIAL REDUCTIONS TO CASH PURCHASERS.  ��������� o*(te*r.<ie8.QScoeo-*i������eoaoooe*coo.coa������������ooe.ai>*9*������oo������ ���������'��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������  <->^*^*<J>0<><v<*> *������*><>^<^***>**^****>**^**������*<*������^<*>������ri>������$������<>*r*>^ ������-*-*-**->">*!  t  gstore:  HORAGE MANNING-  .McKuiiKiu Avenue.  J.  A.   Buckham  (Siicci'iKir to .1. A. Miller ,t (L'������.)  n*MPtf.*PMHtrM������lHKV.,irMKKK5l&Mttlzh  GST? OF  REVELSTOKE.  I liroiii^h I he cily  on   Sunday iiii.rriin*-'  from I he roast en route to l!o-slniiil.  '������**&"<f>> ���������<!?>���������<>���������<*>-*> ���������������������������������������������������������������0-������t>  'XiVIAS GOODS  IN p/lirtROKS .-i. Inr-ri. ,-ii...-l; t������  -.'ii.-.-r rn.iii,  Kiso\\* I'.ACICITII .Mlitltotts  $2.50 to  S12  NICICKI. l-*l!A.Mr.D .Mllti.'OlIS  See, $1.5(0, $2.  I-OCKHT   .Mfl-IIIIIIS  5oc. to $3.00  PERFUMES     PER FU IVIES  In cut. (II.-mh j:..tt,l(*.*.*-j.i..**.(i t<> *���������*.'.  nl.-.. h Inrijc Bl<ii(k r.f 1'ii.iicy  I'lH.kdCC   l'f*l*fllll|(!*( nnd  AOnii'/cr.-..  ���������0  According to t h" (iazct te tlwic arc  ���������Jlii bar-risters in H. ('., all but three of  whom arc solicitors also. There arc  ten practising solicit,'**-*. The ''Macs"  lend in numbers, I here being 27 of  I hem. the Macdorialil's being five.  Tlie Liberals will meet at Kamloops  oir Wednesday. January Kith next, for-  the purpose of nominating a candidnto  t:o contest the Dominion election irr  the Yale-Cariboo electoral district.  A. Adams arrived from Golden on  i Monday to lake charge of .f. A.'.Brick-  I liatir's drug store.     Air. liucklmui will  Children's Fairyland.   '-���������'".  The front portion of the main floor  of <'. 15. llnme & Co's store is a r-egn-  lir fair-yland for* the children these  dry.*,. Toys r.f all kinds and dolls of  every si-/." are there in profusion. The  exhibit is a particular Iy tasty and  attraclive one. A large arch is ovei*  iiie_jjjiiiiL_eatianc!e_ivii2i_si1ia]ler.oiiey  flanking it orr each side all heitiK  gi.-rcefiilly diaped wiih ligured muslin  aird festoons of glisf:ening tinsel.  Scattei-ed all over the nrclre.** mi*  uryrinds of tiny electric liifht.s that, in  lhe evening, inake that portion of the  store a blii/.i* of glittering beauty.  Among the toys on show are a mechanical engine and car running on n*  circular track and various othei- locomotives to please the children of inil-  ���������.v'rymcu. Ali the newest games arr*  ai.-o there and a lot of little folks' furniture. In fact tin* kiddies who visit  the store spend Jots of time in open-  eyed enti-ancenrciit.  Uirt the youngsiers are not the .only  nnea catered to. There i.s a, spicrulid  collection of drcKsing table articles,  such as rnaiii.--|ire anil brush wis. ]  shaving sets in plush cases, and some  fine ebony arrd .silver briixlrcs, combs  arrd mirrors. For- xriioket'H thcreTire  pipes,    both    bilitr   and   rrreer.-ichaUirr,  Voters' L.5st, 1904.  The following nre en tilled lo be olneerl or  Uie \otcr*.'J.i.it for tlie fortlieomiiig .Miiniuipn!  cleeriorr*-:���������  Owners of real uslnte of tlie assessed value oi  not less lliiin i>10(I. *,  Jlesi(]ciitjopresentativps(if dulv iiutliori*-c(l)  <>f inenriioriited coiniuiiiles wlio'iu-e ii-i,c.ssi<il  (���������unerhof land or ir-uprovenierris.  Holders of Trade licences.  Householders who have juilil all dues (nor  j.chiirgvriMuoii land) to tire ,Miiul('l*iiilUy.  " lloiisi'hnldors and lice-.ce li-liium niiisl. in  December of KACH YlCiH innke. uml cuiisud  to be delivered lo lhe Citv Clerk tlie neee--arv  Mutators.- declaration, tint lorrns for winch  can t'eolilniiied nt this ollice. Uelir*? orr rlre  1-ist list, does irot()(ralify for tills one.  If. after tlie elosiii'f of the list, riuv j>er*=oii-  riiid rh-u ilrelr rraines have heen wltoNU-  I'UM.Y oinnreil, tliey must iipjdv to ainn-;ls  truie or J. 1'., beforcMich iiinues eiin he piit'oii  the list.   X  it  *  'Phone No. 38. Mail Ordcra Promptly Attended To.     a  JUST OPENED  A Siplendid NeW Stock of Fancy  China ware and Stationery.  "���������������������������fiiT'rwiMwaar-wi  The lisl will heiuiDllslied .Ian. fill. 191)1.  Deecmber 10th, lOtm.  II. l'l.OVl),  City Clerk.  look after the Golden branch for a few (pouches, cigar  nmcA, eft:,      (Thristrnrm j  tyty tytytytytytytytytytytytytyty tytytytytytytytytyty  tyty  ty  _We���������havc_in~thc���������above-mentioned���������a���������fine���������ty-  assortment   of  Plates,   Cups  and  Saucers,    ty  Dinner Sets, Chamber Sets, Tumblers, Bar  Glasses, Class Sets.    Our prices are right.  months and  ing  left  for1  there this lnonr-  B00K8 FOR   BOYS   AND   CIF1LS  CIllllilK, I'.r.y.*.' Own, tiirl,.' Own,  Cliiittcr Cox, ISritiHli Wdrkniaii.  V.iiuift ITii^linid.  Ktc  W. BEWS, Phm.B.  llriilffC'**)- ���������'"' lilnlli'iier-.  l>lH|ii!ir.siur'   "f    frc>.(:i*i|.ti..iiM  Our  S]K*r;ialty.  .Mull ordci-H I'niiiipt.ly Atleirded tn.  0  <l  I  0  t  A niect.ing of the cin'ling club will  he held this evening at H o'clock in No.  2 Fire Mn.ll. The election of skips and  other important business will lit-. I.i.'ins-  aefed arrd ir. full atlenrlnnce of thoM*  iirtereslcd in the ro-iriu' game is | n*i-  ticulwi'ly re(|ties(.(rd.  It, T. l/iwery has issued the lirst.  edition of the Poplar Creek Nugget,  a, bright, newsy little sheet, devoted lo  the interest, of the great free gold  camps. If. T. knows enough about,  the newspaper business to make a  .success of ������ camp's merit wil limit Ilie  necessity of strictly booming.  fruits, candies and chocolates nro also  on show, in fact thc candy display is  one   of   the   best   wo drive wren in the  west.  This progressive, linn have shown,  splendid enterprise in bringing such a  line collection of ('hristhras goods to  the city and there will be no need for  citi'/.en.s to send away for any present  they may wish to givi'i inenihers of  their family or their friends.  ��������� Head 0. IS. Mimic Ac. (Vs.  mlvt.  lirst page of this issue.  MASON & RISCtI PIANOS  Renowned for tlieir  full  and sympathetic lone.  Unsurpassed    in     linisli  and case design.  ���������J. McLeod,  Agent  JVJOSCROP BROS.  Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water  Heating,   Electric Wiring &  Bell Works.  Pipes. Valves, and Fittings.  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C.  tyty  ty  f  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty-  I  I  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  Seasonable Fruits  Fresh and Delicious  We have a large stock of Japanese  Oranges, Lemons, Apples, Grapes, Cranberries, Fruit Cake, Plum Pudding, , (done  up in two Ib. tin's).  CANDIES���������ALL KINDS.  A      large     consignment      of  CHRISTIE'S  BISCUITS.    All goods Fresh and New.  f ..MACDONALD & MONTEITH..  T->*  FIRST    STREET.  ty  ���������*���������<-:-  &  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  **.*"������������������  ty  ���������#���������>  ty  ���������rt*  ty  ty  ty  tytytytyty ty ty ty ty tyty ty ty tytytytytytytytytytytytyty  Subscribe fer  The Hera  _>���������.., t


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