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 Vv yf  &,-$���������'  If ������������������;   -  ������ i\'tf**i      ,: - ��������� -      A, $--:r:i   .{.  "���������'-������������������"\--- \   "-<,,-���������**.       j-"\' '*  The Revelstoke  *        i  -V,,-A,.  \AJIsTlD  RAILWAY    MBN'S   JOURNAL.  Vol    XIV; NO. 30  REVELSTOKE B. C.   THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1904  $2 OO a Year in Advance  DEPARTMENT   STORE.  Genuine  January  SMALL HOPE  FOR PEACE  Sale..  -  IN EVERY DEPARTMENT in the Store you  ,can find Bargains these days. We have them so  arranged that they can be picked out easily, plainly  ticketed at the Bargain  Price. "���������$  AT THIS GENUINE JANUARY'CLEARING  SALE we have certain lines wc want to get off the  shelves before Stock Taking and ,we make the price a  special inducement. > '  THIS SALE STARTS ON  -������v   ���������. ������������������  <  (0  5  <  ui  P;.  >������  tc  <  D  Z  <  o  o  s  Zi  hi  o  ������  a.  co  ui  K  Ul  X  Men's Fleece Lined Underwear   -  r" *\'" '.? "'^fy&g-' PfitieJ 75cr'^'No\y 50c'  ��������� Men'sWqoI,Cashmere Socks_'  .Reg. Price 35c.'. 3 prs.-for 50c'  Men's Fancy Shirts, all new and  Fresh goods.    Reg. "$1.50   to  $1.75. January Sale Price $1.00  An assortment of Men's Colored and-  VVhite Shirts.  ' Reg. $1 to $1.50  ; * January Sale Price 50c  Men's Neck Ties, (an assortment)  35c. and 40c. Now 25c.  Turkish Towelling.,   Reg. 25c.  Sale-Price, 6 yards for $1  26 in. Flannelette, keg. 7c. and 8c.  January Sale Price, 5c  We have some Ladies' Neck Furs to sell  at just half price.  Wrapper Flannels.    Reg. 25c.  January Clearing Sale Price 15c.  Dress Goods.    Reg. 50c  January Clearing Sale Price 30c  Pure Honey.    Reg. 25c. per jar    A-January-Sale-Price-i 5c���������  Jams.    Reg. 20c. Jars. Now 10c  Lemon and Orange Peel'  Reg.'30c.    Sale Price 20c  Hinze's Sour Pickle, (in bulk)  per quart, 40c.  Hinze's Sweet Pickles (in bulk)  per quart 50c  A Table of China and Glassware  'Reg. 35c. and 40c each. Now 25c  SHOES���������We have picked  out several  lines and marked the price down to  one half. ,  Children's $2.50 and $2.25 Shoes  January Sale Price $1.25  A line of reg. $r.25 Shoes  January Sale Price 75c  A line of Women's Fine Shoes  in  Odd Sizes at? about half the regular  price.  0  3,  mm '  c-  '5b  tan  O  z  a  ti  ���������**  JZ  3  O  m  c  ciS  O  w  ���������3  o  o  (3  |Y  You are welcome whether you purchase or not.  we want is to show you what we are doing.  DRESSMAKING AND MILLINERY.  All  I. B. Hit h (I M  Department Store.  Exists Between Russia and Japan ��������� Russia Makes Counter  Proposals in Reply to Japanese  Demands  London, Jan. 0.���������Despite the semiofficial announcement thnt concessions  have been made by Russia in Uev reply  to the Japanese demands and that this  action will likely be sufficient to avert  war,   preparations are heing actively  completed by both sides for a conflict.  The  same  dispatches   which   bring  information   of  pacific  overtures  by  Rnssi, convey the intelligence not only  that the   Cz-ir's  reply   has  not  been  received nt Tokio, bur  that Russia is  mussing her fleet in   the Pacific  and  bending a force to Korea and that Japan has decided on doubling the armament dinpntched to the same  quarter.  The very fact that the Russian reply  to Japan has been transmitted through  V icercy   Alexieff  imparts  a   sinister  aspect to it,   as   the   Vicercy   has   all  along been regarded as eager for war.  The outlook is certainly  not   more  pencefu-* than it has been for the past  few days, and the counter-proposals of  Russia may lie regarded as little, more  than an artifice to gain time, the approach of her fast-hurrying reinfoice-  ments   from    Europe  making  delay  desirable.  Japan has already signified in the  most unequivocal manner that no  counter-proposals by Russia would be  considered, and it' she does not strike  promptly and effectively as soon as  Russia's note shall have been received,  it will be only that she may not occupy  the unenviable attitude of seemingvto  be thc aggressor.  nesdny and a goodly turn out will be  on hand to greet hiin.  H. A. Brown was elected the representative (2 years) to the Grand Lodge,  the nest convention will be held in  May in Grand Forks.  t  David  Ferguson Missing  In the Victoria Colonist on Tuesday  their appears an advertisement signed  by Chief of Police Lnngley offering.at  the  request    of  Andrew    Ferguson  $1,000 reward for any information that  will lead to the finding of David Ferguson, dead or alive.   Dave was nt the  Dominion hotel, Victoiiji, on Dec.  10,  last, since which time no knowledge  of   his whereabouts has   reached his  brothers   who   reside'   in     Victoria.  There was   possibly, no   man   better  known and more highly respected bv  nil classes of people in this part of the  country thnn Dave Ferguson,  whose  whole-souled heavtedness and helping  hand has gone out nt nil times to the  assistance'of friends in   distress and  discouragement nnd it will be to them  a great sorrow that anything should  befall him.,   The"HEUAi.n with a host  of friends of the missing man sincerely  hopes thnt he may turn up soon to his  home unharmed.   '  GOVERNOR  McINTOSH  Curling  The annual bonspiel of the Golden  curling club takes place on Tuesday  and "Wednesday of next week. An  effort is being made to have two rinks  attend from here.  Revelstoke curling club will  be represented "this year, for the flrst time,  at the Calgary  bonspiel. which  coin  mences oil January 19th.. .        ���������      ,  THEANNyAll! ������5  MASQUERADE  Knights of Pythias   Gathering.  During the past fortnight social and  fiaternab gatherings- ha\e :.been the  in der uf thc day, many however extending'so lai-^ into the night as to  overlap tomorrow- and'whilst' we do  not'wish to ma.e invidious comparisons but-met ely reproduce the expressions of those interested, the* participants of the session of Gold "'Range  Lodge, No. 28, Knights of Pythias,  were unanimous in stilting that it was  the, most enjoyable evening they had  spent either this or last year.  After the usual routine had been  gone through a Page was introduced  and inducted into the mysteries of the  rank of Esquire and so well was the  floor work done thnt there is not a  shadow of doubt that his recollections  of the journey will remain with him as  long as he livas. After a shcrt recess  in which the initiate had had an opportunity of realizing some of the beauties  of the ritual, as well as some that are  not, another candidate was charged in  the rank of Knight, amplified form,  and we cannot speak too highly of the  excellency of the team work. As an  instance of   the enthusiasm of   those  Ball, Under the Auspices'of the  ��������� "iFraternal   Order   bf- > Eagles  ���������-*��������� "ft    t ������������������'.���������       *���������     -^    ��������� . ���������*, - .-'.���������  ? on;,'*NewvYear's*"Eve 'a. Big  ** ������-_:'*'...���������  . it   " _,  -Success?, "'   , ��������� v :  ���������Haste thee, nvmoh, and brine with- thee"  ���������" *'    Oare dispelling Jollity;       i  It were a lark to start a rcrcl  The     Conservative    Candidate  Chosen at Nelson Yesterday  to  contest   Kootenay  in  the  Coming Election.  Nelson, Jan. 7.���������At a largely attended and enthusiastic convention of  Conservatives held iu this city yesterday, Hon. Charles H. Mcintosh was  chosen, unanimously, to contest the  riding of Kootenay in the forthcoming  Dominion elections. The conventioVi  was attended by delegates from all  parts of the riding und was most  harmonious and enthusiastic throughout, which augurs well for the success  of the party in this riding.  Mr. Mcintosh has had a large experience in politics and for several  years served the city of Ottawa both  in the capacity of mayor and representative in the . House of Commons.  Later ho wns appointed Lieutenant-  Governor of thc Northwest Territories,  which position he held with honor and  dignity for a number of years. During the last ten years the Governor  hns lived at Rossland, devoting his  whole energies to mining, with considerable success, and has brought  more money,to the development of the  mines in the Rossland district than  any other man in British Columbia.  In Mr. Mcintosh thc Conservative  party has a man who is a winner from  the start and one whom the party as a  whole can work for with enthusiasm,  in the interests not only of this riding  but of the whots province. , JThe're is'  I>dssibly,rno" one'in the west more in  touch -with the requirements _, 'of - the  country ,ox; no��������� one. better qualified to  voice the.needs of these requirements  in the cHouse "of Commons ;than-the  Hon. .O.,a%ciutosh. '      ,,  ��������� ���������*���������*. ������*P. .*f. .���������. .T��������� .'V. .���������������*. .'T. .^*������ .���������!���������. ,'T. .���������&.  . . g I i-TT i-T * (If. *J|* *T|* 11 * ',1' IT* * E* ���������11 ^r  ,*fr. .^*. ."fr. .���������������. .+. .������������������ .���������. ���������'fc.  ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty  Hay, Oats, Bran, Shorts, Feed Wheat,  Flour, Rolled Oats, Etc.  Bacon, Hams,   Eggs,  Groceries  and  Canned Goods, Etc., Etc.  ORDERS SHIPPED SAME DAY* AS   RECEIVED  BOURNE BROS. I  h MACKENZIE AVENUE. t $  I i|i i|i ty ty tyty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty  W. B. POOL  BANQUETED  Against that high and powerful devil���������  solemnity."- -   -.  ���������Punch.  who are members of the team will  mention the fact that the Eighth was  well rendered by a Knight who had  only won his spur at the previous  meeting. Theie is not the slightest  doubt tliat there are members of this  lodge who possess histrionic talent of  no mean order and it is only to be  regretted that there is no team with  which Gold Range could enter into  competition. After thc initiation the  installing officer Deputy G. C. Stewart 3IcDonald occupied tlie executive  chair and assisted by Past Chancellors  Buck and Van Home installed the  officers for the semi-annual term.  We may be permitted as one within  the inner circle to compliment the  retiring officers on the excellent record  they have left as a legacy to their  successors who, we are confident, will  continue to keep up the standard of  excellence bequeathed to them making  a ritual totally unnecessary which is  as it should be but unfortunately too  often is not.  The old saying "All work and no  play makes Jack a dull boy," was .evidently borne in mind because after the  business was finished a collation was  provided consisting of both solids apd  liquids, interspersed with songs,  speeches, etc. The attendance was  unusually large and we noticed a  goodly sprinkling of visitorsfrom both  sides of the national boundary.  Numerically the lodge shows a decided inci-ease since last j*ear with a  correspondingly improved exchequer  and ta en all in all we can see nothing  but prosperous times ahead for 1901.  It is expected that C.F.Nelson,  Grand Chancellor for this province,  will make  an official visit next Wed-  .      i  \' -  On New * Year's Eve the Eagles���������  Aerie 432, Revelstoke, B. C���������again  demonstrated their ability to entertain their frieDds-" and give them a  royally satisfying evening's enjoyment, the occasion - being their first  annual masquerade fancy dress ball.  Never has the Opara House been  more prettily decorated. The color  scheme followed the ever popular  patriotic colors red, white and blue.  Bunting streamers flowed down from  the centre of the ceiling to all sides of  the building and were caught up in the  centre by a huge Chinese umberella,  from which again was suspended a  Rocky Mountain Eagle���������on the wing,  emblematic of the Order.  All the windows were prettily draped  with lace curtains tied back with  streamers of red, white and'blue, while  the walls were heavily-festooned with  tricolor bunting and tissue garland.  On the stage was displayed a park  scene with procenium curtains which  made a nice back ground for the band.  Both ladies and gentlemen's dressing  rooms were well looked after and  provided with toilet requisites.  But the master stroke of the decorations was the sitting out cornel's and  draped with heavy Oriental curtains.  The band played a specially prepared programme for the occasion. At  9 o'clock President liurridge led off  and the company followed and were  soon miugliug in the mazy dance, they  made a brilliant and beautiful picture  with a comical side to it. What odd  contrasts! The "Maid of Athens"  clasping hands with a "Court Jester"  and again a stately court gentleman  paying homage to the Spanish dancer,  while a Jack Tar was capering before  a royal princess, and the Heathen  Chinee on equal footing with qny/of  them and for once was paying atten  tion to "Miss Canada."  Space will not permit of a detailed  account of the costumes, which in  many cases were excellent.  Too much praise cannot be tendered  the memheis of the different committees, whose efficient work made the  first annual bait such a success. -  Lunch was served at midnight by A.  E. Bennison of the City Bakery, and  was put up in splendid style, ample  justice being done to it by those  present. Rich nd Buckley was the  floor man-.-g''i-",->nd performed his duties  >o the sa-tisfa-iioo nf all.  The I<Va e.nal Order of Eagles desire ihrough the Herald to thank the  merchants for the loan of decorations,  etc., and to all persons who assisted in  making a success of their first annual  masquerade ball. "...  _\ a-l i   ^Municipal .Contest ''.-v '���������!-  -"*" ;��������� "'���������**' X"i f rV*r,v ,. \\\ <r-\-' ." *  ,i^Interest in-tlie- municipal-elections  -which'; take -'place bn 'Thuisday, riexC,  14th insf.,-is steadily,, increasing. Up  to the" present time H: A. Brown aud  Horace; Manning .are in the field for  the mayoralty, and a dark horse, in  the person cf one of the sitting "members of the presntv council, will probably, also enter the race at the last  moment*.  1 There arc six aldermen to be elected,  two for each of the three, wards, but  so far no candidates have yet announced themselves, although there are a  number of gentlemen who are ambi  tious to serve the city's interest at the  council board. It is probable that b\  the time the public meeting is called  tomorrow night the names of tiiese  aspirants will be known. Revelstoke  is in need of her best citizens at the  council board for the ensuing year  as the question of an adequate water  supply and the improving of the electric lighting plant are questions which  demand the closest at tendon.  of the  iade. re-  R: B. K. of I.  At the flrst regular meeting of the  Royal Black Knights of Ireland, held  on January the 5th, the following  officers were elected for the ensuing  year:  W. P.���������Joseph Achcson.  D. P.���������Thos. Lawrence.  Chap.���������W. B. Flemimg.  Reg.���������J. H. Armstrong.  Treas.��������� Thos. Mooje.  Ist. Sect.���������J. E. Mclntyre.  2nd. Sect.��������� R. S. Wilson.  1st. Cen.���������A. Johnson.  ��������� 2nd. Cen.���������John Shaw.  St. Br.���������Thos. Gillespie.  St. Br.���������Wm. Montieth.  Pur.���������J. H. Snshaw.  Committee���������R. J, Taggart, Geo.  Miller, O. Johnson, T. J. Graham, R  S. Wilson, T. Lawrance and T. Moore.  The Citizens of Ferguson do  Honor to the Chief Mining  Man of the Lardeau���������Mr  Pool's Speech.  A banquet and meeting of the mining and business men of the Lardeau  took place last Saturday night at the  Windsor hotel, Ferguson, in honor -ot  Mr. W. B. Pool, says the Eagle. Mr,  G. iB. Batho, occupied the chair, and  Mr. A.'J. Gortlon acted as vice-chairman. , The after-dinner speeches were  excellent,' aiid serve '"to" indicate the  strong'-feeling" existing in the district  against' the. misrepresentation  jjiirdetuf.'which have'. been> mil  cently.**!  i-   - * ,-,  \    ; '-.���������'���������  ".  ���������''Mr:   Batho-i-proposed  the -toast .to  >;The'King.;' \Mn," Sntherland   'the  "Cominercial'Intiefest," Mr.' MacDonald'.'.'Banking and Financial Interests.'!  The "Mining Interests" were respond1-  ed to by Messrs.' Morgan and Thatcher.  Mr. Gordon then proposei  the toast  of  the   evening.  "Our Guest," and in  part  said:     "I feel the greatest pleasure in proposing the name of one who  has  done   more for the Lardeau, and  particularly   for  Ferguson, than anv  man in it.     He referred to Mr. Pool's  enterprise in exhibiting the ores of thc  Lardeau in dilferent pi.rts   of   Canada  and tho United States.  Mr. Pool on rising was greeted with  hearty and prolonged cheering. When  this had subsided, he thanked those  present for the kindly manner in  which they had received his name.  He said: "I see a number here who  have eaten from my pack, and I have  eaten from theirs; we have slept under  the one blanket and have tramped the  hills together, not only in British Columbia but in the wilds of California,  Montana,-Idaho_and -Washington���������I  see business men who helped me in  my early struggles in the Lardeau, aud  I see goodwill and friendship depicted  tage in mining, and with far more  prospects of returning big dividends  than the early investments in Colorado. California, Montana or Soutli  Africa. If this country is a delusion  we want to know it, tho world wants  to know it. and the only wayjto find it  out is to dig, and to dig takes monuy.  I have   heard  lors of talk about false ,  lxrorus and that some cipstalist might  be misled to iiivvst Mime of his surplus  cash in something that was no good. ,-  but. sir, I   have   never  heard a word  said  about the   prospector, the   man  whose pioneer   labor   litis gone a long     i  way,.toward creating the money kings     %. v  of  today.     Has   be no .rights?^' Is it. - i -,  just, thab  after  he has" gone tlirough   ' /  hardships-such   as  seldom fall1 to the'    ;   ,���������  lot  of others, and; has. found rndica-J^'*-' -,  tionsof  mineral   wealth, that capital ';���������"''- >'  should  be  discouraged   fr-tjui^cflming/, i ; '������;]  in   and. taking  hoid  aud telling his ^=jf ^'[a|  properties?. , In conclusion. Mrs. Chair-*'-*C **������*&  man, I  wish"* to ,say thatl think ^hew'-jaL1  dayof  the -Lardeau ��������� 'bas''conte."Vv<DlicuEi������; I* '-'"i  specimens of oreexhibitodWdifferehfcvj 'js'   \\  places < throughout * Canada;  aiid." the -      {) /  United States' carried' off jjfirstth'bnors ���������������, / '���������  amoDg.specimens the world "over."'We' - >    '���������  have waited long and 'suffered much.    ���������-.    ' ^  The night has been long but the dawn  is"breaking.     Soon the sun wil rise ia      J-,*  full splendor, and this section will get  its just due and be placed in the front  ranks  of  the  mining  camps  of the  world."  A WOMAN IN  CASH EL CASE  Appreciated  The following letter from General  Superintendent Marpole to his staff at  Revelstoke speaks for itself:  Vancouver B. C.  Dec, 28th, 1003.  T. Kilpatrick, Esq.  Superintendent,  Revelstoke, B.   C.  Dear Sir;���������1 desire ti extend to you  and the members of your staff,   irry  earnest wishes for n  very  bappv and  prosperous New  Y>m.  and  in   nu  this   I desire   i"   >���������  l>i   --   my   siiin-it  thanks foi tb" '".mi  .1 ���������     (   ��������� IH   .. i  mrtiiuet- in  i li i -i ������������������ i  ii, > i   >     i  th   (-���������:. ������������������ -it'.       : ���������  *.- *  dun ii -   i ���������   ' ���������       ".i  Wn il -v..   e������t  wishes.  '"  Sincerely yomx.  R. Marpole.  Gen  Superintendent. ���������  on every countenance here. Mr Chairman, I wish to-night that I were an  orator, that I might have the language  to express my appreciation of the honor you have conferred on mc this  evening. I shall not take up your  time by referring to the provincial  mineralogist or the Mining Record;  we liave something more important to  occupy our minds. We are living  to-day in what I believe is the richest  undeveloped mining section in the  world. We have surface showings  such as the world has never seen, but  these-showings arc only indications of  the great wealth which lies buried in  old mother earth. lo make mines  requires capital, and it haa been my  aim to interest outside capital in the  riches of the Lardeau, and I am proud  to say that all the men who helped tne  in my first ventures have re-investcd  part of their profits in the Great  Northern Mines, Limited. Fate seems  to have worked against the development of this section. Tlie Slocan  boom, the Rossland boom and then  the Klondike boom all detracted from  the Lai-deau's chances. Then there  was our lack of transportation and the  uncertainty of the price of silver.  These conditions worked against the  Lirdeiiu and made it very difficult to  interest capital. There are people who  lii-.ifesa fear that this section may have  H f iise boom, Mr. Chairman, I claim  it is impossible for the Lardeau to have  a false boom; there is room in the  Lardeau for the investment of one  hundred million dollars, every dollar,  of which could  be inwstcd to advan-t'1  Sensational Evidence in Trial of  Condemned Fugitive's Brother  ���������Constables Found Guilty of  Neglect of Duty n  Calgari-,  N. W. T.,   Jan.   0.���������Evidence in the trial of John  Cashei was  of a sensational nature this afternoon...  The woman  in   the   case,   who gave  evidence,   was    Flora    Brazeau,    an  interesting    and    attractive    young  woman.    She testified that  she bad  been  matron  in  thc guardroom and  had become acquainted with Ernest  Cashei. with  whom  she   had become  fairly intimate.   She   had   met John  Cashei,   who   had   seen    her at  her  father's house.     John Cashei told her  some time before the escape   that   if  Ernest Casbel did not get a new  trial  that he intended to get him  out  of  jail.   He intended to  got   guns into  him and then he could force his way  out.    There would be a horse waiting  for him.    He would then be dressed in  woman's   clothi *   and   get   over     to  Buffalo, Wyo.    If lie ever got there he  could  stay   bei-.w^"    Cashei   had   so  many friend;*, t^.il  >ue   police would  never  get  him   anuy.   John   Cashei  said that he would not   be near the  guard room at the time,  but in soma  other part of the city,  and that then  they could not do   anything   to   hiin.  He asked her to be  with him   at  tho  time of the escape.    Hu .said that if ho  bad to go.down hinuolf he would do it  rather than let his  brother   be   punished.}  Three Northwest Momrtod Police  constables, who wer- found guilty of  neglect of duty in allowing murderer  Cashei to escape, have been sentenced  by Commissioner Perry at Calgary,  Piper, who had control of the guardroom, was given a year; Philipps and  Leslie were given six months. All  sentences are at hard labor, and  besides, the three were dismissed fron^  force. , I ''ii-  '.". *v. ...:���������.,>i������,-* *������������������'���������:-' tiia^vf^*'"^.^\?-<'---.-?-*t'"''"v~  :-K-, .ii.-:'.yv   ."  I?1  The Savor of  Our Daily Speech  By REV. JOHN .1. HOLAN.  Pastor- Oliincli of the Nativity,  Brooklyn, N. V.  l:et your ?;,->���������  eo. soned w>ih  li? nlw-.ivs wllh Ki-.rcc  i.���������Cul..   lv., ii.  The Science of Flowers.  No gift belongs so pcculinrly  es   speech.   . Many  creatures   surpass   li  hoi: .in    cn:rmi:i.  01  he irrational  ��������� ur iho cifts we  but   speech  is  llio  IS  ������"-ry of r:-;'.n .V"ne. 'As tlris fiifl  so truly remarkable, for thc use of it  t.. *e shrill 1'.; JicM --tricily *.'i.;c. mutable.  "1:., r'oy -.-.'���������'���������rdi, thou shalt be en-le-nn-  e;]-." and "Far every i-..'le word men  thill ;p-.\-i]; tliey shall give  tl.-.-reoi   in  thc day  oi j;:.'f;:n.cnt. |  But ft ;- not of tbe abuse of speechj  -. I would si'.'.'rk, bnt of it; use in our so-i  cird intoi'c-s'.rfe with one anr-lliyr. of!  its proper, employment by Christian--., I  whose tongue is mostly utilized in discourse about the passing things of the '  ..--cir.y, and who look forward to lhe lime |  when, before His thonc, this same  tongue shrill announce His  praise  How, then, can Christians carry ont  thc Apostolic injunction mentioned in  thc text? Can there be grace or savor  ciscovcred in the conversations of daily  life Can our ordinary speech be not  only free from blame, but can it also  have rn it that which is good to the  point of edification?  Ves.   "There is One that holdeth His  pence,  that is  found wise;"   One who  lived tliirty years in  ordinary  life arrd  whose   tongue   gave   no   offence.    He  made  doors   and   bars   to   His   mouth  an-l kept His tongue from evil, and in  cvry word was pleasing to His Father.  W bile  the   Evangelists   have   given   tis  no account of our Lord's words (hiring  th^se thirty years, yet- there are three  instances  related   that   unfold  to   us  a  fact  that  our   Lord  mingled   freely  in  social    intercourse   with   others���������first,  >vhen  he   tarried  behind  after  the  festival  in Jerusalem;  next,  at thc mar-  ri^qe feast in Cana, and then the words  "Thc   Son   of   Man   came   eating  and  drinking."    These instances show that  onr Lord did not shun social mcctipcM  wish His neighbors.    For all  that, He  was in no way odd, but chose to be iiko  unto thc mass of His brethren, and lo  pass through  life  as  most of us  have  to pass through.    He took part in all  things   not   sinful   in   which   our   daily  lives   are   spent,   and   thereby gave us  rhe comforting assurance that our lowliness  and  earthliucss  need  not  make  hi   sinful, cither.    He proved .conclusively that we need not separate otrr-  'seJves from our ordinary calling to be  acceptable to God.  So Jesus Christ walked with men for  r-.-.ny years without separating Himself  :.--->tn them in speech; for His speech  -��������� as "always with grace, savored with  -���������.It." Surely we can learn a lesson  .-.':er the manner of Christ ! Many  !.��������� rrest-inipded persons have an erroneous idea that conversations cannot be  -'chteous unless religious topics arc  -;.oken of, and they regard all who aro  n'.'t prompt in such speech as unspirit-  ���������r.-'I. How unlike Christ is this class !  I'or thirty years Christ drew others to-  -.-.rd what was good, yet it was so  .*.< ne as not to attract extraordinary at-  i-ntion to Himseli; so done that lie  ^t emed to those to whom He spoke as  (���������������������������ne other than what His outward con-  ..rtion betokened Him. "the carpenter's  -.-n." This class, however, constantly  ������rtract attention to themselves by placing too  much  value  on  religious  talk  m every* day l'te-  The action of Christ,  on the other  hi ad, suggests that our ordinary con-  It is to be feared    that among the  embellishments of life, writes   Sir Edwin Arnold in The London Telegraph,  flowers too often afford au example of  how people    will turn    pleasures into  toils. I noticed lately a tender little wail  which  arose  from  a  lady who  found  herself overburdened wilh the too frequent tank oi arranging birds and blossoms for the passages and apartments  lo man | of her    London    house.    A   lover   of  flowers, ns    everybody    of good  taste  must be, she confessed to feeling something not unlike what -the prisoner experience:; when his day's allowance of  oakum to be picked has just* been served out,  to  see  her  buller    climb    lhe  staircase, holding al arm's length ou a  vast tray the confused heap of blooms  account j aiu[ foliage; behind him    at the same  time word I come lire parlormaid, staggering under    a  load of  glasses    and  vases and what  not,  destined  to hold  the costly plunder of the morning.   At  first a    delightful labor nnd always    a  graceful and sweet-scented one, it had  come, said thc fair complainant, to be  a   heavy   arid   time-consuming     task,  growing more arrd more    burdensome  as the fashion of floral display extended, and    the country    every  morning  sent up to town such tempting wealth  of roses and  lilies  and  the  rest.  It is not the fault of the flowers, ol  course,  except because, being so fragrant, so delicate, and so bcautiiul, ihey  make slaves of ail who serve lhem. On  the contrary,  it would  decidedly  tend  to shock the    mind    of many    a fair  arranger of llowers if science went to  lhe  unkind pains of explaining to her  how entirely lree from* any wish or intention to t������ive pleasure arc those exquisite roses and all those dainiy blossoms.    If    there were,    indeed, a language of flowers,' and the products of  lhe parterre could   speak,    tlrey would  say, "Madam (or Miss), do not flatter  yourself that one petal of us has been  tinted, one bud   expanded, one    green  leaf spread    to the    sunshine,  or  one  single calyx among us has opened its  wonderful apparatus oi stamen and pistil to nestle in your silken tresses or  to repose in not unequal rivalry above  your  rosy checks    or  upon your  lily-  white necks and bosoms.   Not for you,  however much thc poets   have lied to  you, were we created, and   never   for  you have we grown up to the glory and  the  grace for which we have become  to-day    your    unwilling    victims.    We  were made so lovely, so delicate ruivl  variously tinted, perfumed so divinely,  and loaded withlittlc chalices of nectar  distilled from earth    and sky   by such  chemistry as your Royal Society never  knew,   wholly   and   solely   to   please  a  beetle, to attract a bee, to woo into our  secret service the painted butterfly or  fluttering moth.  "Your great and learned 'Mr. Darwin, if you will only read him, can show  you why we wear these colors and display these stains and patches and lines  of scarlet and gold, of purple and amber. They are simply traps and baits,  to lure the wandering insects, who thus,  become the marriagc-nrakers.of almost  all our families, because the law stands  that it is best for plants and trees towed abroad instead of to; wed  home.".  Oats a Safe Hen Food.  Germany's Rise.  It Is strange what fool theories men  of good common sense will allow  themselves to believe. Listen to this,  which comes from one of our veter;  inary writers: "Oats in the hull will  so injure and inflame the lining of the  crop of ihe fowl as to cause death."  As a theory, this is bad enough, but  when we are told by some poultry editor that wo must give up feedingoats  because the practice is dangerous, then  is becomes ridiculous. As a matter ol  fact, the hull of the oat is not of an  inflammatory nature, and contains  nothing thai can possibly lead lo an  inflamed condition. Oats fed whole  arc not even irritating, as the hull is  neither siiiT nur sharp, and when  moistened in the crop of the fowl becomes  soft  and pliable.  I have fed o.ils to hens arrd to grow"  ing chicks for years, and have never  had one die fronr this cause. Orr the  contrary, 1 believe oats to be not only a stimulating anil energy-making  food, but a vory wholesome one as  well. From my experience, which is  by no means limited, I have come to  believe that oats are orre of tire hcsl  egg-making foods we have; that they  arc productive of growth when fed to  chicks, and that they go a great way  toward keeping up the energy and  health of the Hock. The hull of the  oat may not contain much nourishment, but it has sonic food value and  is harmless.  Hens need some bulk to their food,  and the oat hulls will keep thc food  from becoming too compact in thc  crop and digestive organs. There is  no need to resort to the expense of  feeding hulled or ground oats, :  whole oats are better and cheaper.  My flock of layinghens has-eatcn an  average of one-half bushel each during  the year���������I have sometimes fed more���������  and the results have been satisfactory.  Not a case of crop disease of any kind.  ���������E. C. Dow, Belfast, Me., in N. Y.  Tribune.  ^-7rf5ti'SnT^nf^va5tiy=Tnorc=ini"gortanc  an our direct religious comments, or,  other words, it is oi greater conse-  ���������nee  that we  watch  over  our  com-  a  talk  on  ordinary    matters    titan  : we be often talking religiously, ior  re is no need  for religious conver-  L     ons  to  reveal   the  true  inwardness  3.  man.    What  is  really  in   a   man  i be felt in  his ordinary discourse.  ���������ut oi the abundance of the heart th*.  -uth speaketh.   A good man, out oi  ^ood treasure,  briugeth   iorth   good  ...gs, and au evil man, out of an Ctrl  asure.   bringcth   forth   evil   things."  ->r a truly religious man will have his  .ords always "seasoned with salt."  As in our ordinary meals a little salt,  ..;ough it does nol appear, yet savors  i.e iood, so, too, without protruurng  ,.;-cli the influence of a good man who  ���������.i5 the love and rear of God in hrs  ...ul will be tell. On thc contrary, thc  man who talks religion, constantly  . welling especially upon himself, his  .(.elings, -his experiences, his fitness to  ;,.ach and guide others, has his speech  nvSrscasoned with salt and leaves an  unpleasant savor; for if any man think  *..tmself religious, "rrot bridling his  tongue, but deceiving his own heart,  t;irs man's religion is vain."  Let us strive, then, to use arrght thr*  t^ft of speech, so that in lire rcsrrrrec-  ion. amid the perfections of the future  -:atc,   our   tongues   may   be   deemed  .orthy to be everlastingly employed in  iving glory, honor, praise and thanks-  iring   to   Him    who   sits   upon   thc  iirone. and let our prayer be tlte words  .'" the Psalmist, "Set a watch, O Lord,  'iciore  my  mouth  and  a  door  around  ���������ny lips," forever bearing in mind that  ���������*a peaceful tongue is a tree oi life, but  hat which  is   immoderate  shall  crush  he spirit."  at  Devonshire Cream.  What is known as Devonshire cream  is a species of pasteurized cream and i.s  made as follows :���������  "The milk must be taken direct from'  thc cow and strained into the pans in  the usual way. It should set in a coo!  dairy, and I believe for want of this  eool apartment many a good housewife haa failed to turn out tlie genuine article. Good, sound pans must  be used, as they have to,bear constant  heating. There is an.-objectionable  plan in some establishments of leavrrrg.  the milk in thc sheds for a time after  it is drawn from the cow. Clotted  cream made from such milk will no:  turn out a good flavor, as there is sure  to have been more or less tainting oi  milk while standing about. Just now  many Devonians milk out in the open  field, and if the cows are quiet the  plan has its advantages, for, there is  no tainting of milk there.  "This requires thc most care ; in-  ���������dced, there is nothing else in the  whole process but a mere tyro could  ������nanage. As soorr as thc milk is cold,  or, say, about nine or twelve hours _  after brought from the cow, the pansj  are lifted to the fire. In big dairies'  there arc what are known as Devon-1  shire stoves especially made for ihe j  purpose. Thc stoves so made, heat j  -water in which a number oi pans may;  The most slRnlllcnnt fact In the world-  politics  ot  tho   hour  Is  tlio  rise of Gcr-  mony ns a Brent niivnl power, says Tiro  Literary DlRCst.   Of till* wc aro assured  on  tiro   Hirltiorlty of   tiro ablest   contemporary   writers   wiio   deal   with   Intnrna-  llonnl   hfTuIrs   Iir   tho   currant   European  periodicals.   Students of the subject wero  lonf? inclined to doubt tho nblllty ot tlio  Merlin  Qovernmcnl  ro   realize   Its  ambitions In tho direction of .sen power.    No  doubts nro entcrtdlnc.l nt present. France,  tho second  naval power,   will   yield   that  position to Germany by the year UHii. perhaps by tho yenr 1010,  we nro liiform.'d.  Tiro following from The Nnlkm.'tl  Itevljw  (l.orrdorr)   repri-sonls   exp-n   thatiKh   ini-  onynrous onlnlon :���������"Thu liormnn licet Is  nt present belriK yearly Inerensoil by two  llrsl-elnss      bntll.'shlp.-s,      ono      iri'inoi'od  cruiser nnd   six  lii'Stniyors,   whilo nt   Iho  (Kinie tlmo .'idilltlnnnl ships lire to he constructed   to   ri.'pi!K'o  rhoso   which   lim-oino  obsolete.    This is business, nrrd nut h:ip-  linzurd nnd panic btilldlne liko our own.  Twonly-flvo  yours  froni   tho  dnto  of  tlio  laying dowrr of eneh battlosMp on tlio list,  a now ErsnlKlxiu, or- supplomoutru-y ship,  hns to be luid down to lake tho old Vessel's place,    lt  follows  thnt In 1003 Germany will dispose of fourteen battleship*  of modern design, nnd In KCH of at least  twenty,  nnd perhaps twenly-ttvo,  with n  proportion   of   nnrrored   cruisers  nnd   destroyers.     Owing   to   l.ho   r.-rct   that   tho  programme   Is   determined    long   beforehand for a term of years, ships arc built  moro cheaply than In nny othor country.  The shipbuilders nnd nrnror-plnlo tmiknrs  know exactly whnt orders to expeot, and  can make arrangements accordingly; wjrllo  the steadiness nnd  regularity of tho demand enable them to ltoep   their   plants  occupied."  The mobilization of the (loot, under the  German system, we read further, Is "rapid  ln the extreme.'* "Germany counts much  upon tho rapidity of her action at tho  outset, upon striking heavy blows befono  the antagonist ls ready���������in a word, upon  using tho weapon which surprise offers to  the well-prepared." Here ls a statement  of what the Immediate present, holds ln  store:���������"The German fleet at the close of  this year will number eight modern battleships of the flrst-clnss, with two modern armored cruisers, which- are for many  purposes little Inferior to battleships,  eight older battleships of Inferior power,  but recently rebuilt and brought up to  date ln many respects,' and- twenty-four  destroyers. The new ships Ih this fleet  are admirably, designed, heavily armed,  and well officered and manned! The shooting is excellent, for last summer before  the Kaiser the flagship flred eight rounds  In a' minute from a six-Inch gun, and  every shot hit the target. Thls: is quite  as good as the practise of the very best  of our ships, and Is undoubtedly a (tne  performance. In coaling a German battleship holds the world's record, having  taken on fuel at the rnte of 290 tons an  hour, though lt Is true that tho- total  quantity shipped was less than Is usually  embarked In- the case of British hattle-  shlps, and, therefore, the strain on the  crew was less severe. It ls then obvious  that the German navy, so far as can be  judged by the mathematical tests usually  applied, has attained a very high degree-  of efficiency."  Naval Reserve Volunteers.  Preparations   for   tho  Inauguration   of  the new London  Naval  Reserve Volunteers are being energetically pushed forward.  Bays Tiro Dully Graphic, and bo-  fore vory long tho sloop Uuzznrd. which  ls being fitted out for her now duties in  Chatham   Dockyard,   will   tnko    up    hor  moorings   at    Hlncktrlnrs . Bridge.    The  Buzzard,   which   ls  a   twin-screw   vessel,  built   in  ISSii,   Is  being  thoroughly   overhauled   nnd   fitted   with   qulckflring  nnd  machine grins of the latest puttern. When  tlio nlterntlonn nre completed the musts,  funnel   nnd   brldgo   will   bo   removed.   In  order to allow lire ship to puss under lho  I-,ondnn   bridges,   nnd   theso   will   lie   re-  Placed when sho reaches hor dust Inn tion.  Numbors of men havo boon alrcruly enlisted,   and   moro   come   forward   dully,  ninny     ontlmshislle     ynehlsmon     being  nmong   thorn.     The   Hon.   Unpen   (luin-  nos3, eldest son of Lord .Ivengh, will command lho new body. Tie Is well known ns  a j-nclitsmrrn nnrl urr oni-smrin at ilcrrley.  The0London  Division will consist   nf not  fewer thnn (lvo companies, and eneh company  of nt  least  100 men.    Mon nro expected to enlist   for threo years  lo earn  tlieir   citpllatlon   grant   nnd   first   supply  or kit.   They must put In  forty drills in  tho first  year nnd  twenty-four  in  every  subsequent   yenr.   of   nol   loss   tlinn   ono  horn-   eneh.    They   may   nltend   for   this  drill any night from I lo S o'clock. Thoro  will bo a cruise In some se;i-golug man-  of-wnr,   probably   jifst   nflor   the   manoeuvres every soar.    II will  bo. optional  for  n  man   to   tnko  part  jn   this  er-iilse.  but one dny's service nt sea will   count  as five drills at home.  ttsel  in use    jj>cuuy  i: -.    CiiSracfrcr.  A Curious Watch.  In one of the chief wntchmnklng establishments In Zurich, snys Tlio London  lilobo, thero ls to bo seen a remarkable  curiosity in the way of watch or clock  making. Tire timopieoo Is in the form of  a b.-rjl, which moves imperceptibly dowrr  nn Inclined surface, without rolling. The  length or this inclined surface, which Is  sixteen Inches long, is accomplished from  top to bottom In twenty-four hours. Thoir  the "ball" only needs lifting to-tiro top  again. This extraordinary timepiece has  no spring, and therefore, needs no winding. The "hands" ure kept In motion  by the sliding along arr inclined plane  A Study of Whales.  lhe Japanese are perhaps   the only bc set so as to scalL. a a,���������nti������y ol- miik  people on the earth   who have under- ;wilh Httle trouble.      In smaller dairies  stood  all  thrs,  and who  do  not  allow < the kitchen range does dutv. the pans  the flowers to embarrass or overwhelm, j of inj|'fc-being stt in vessels oi lwU-.ru  them.    Sensitive rn every nerve to the J watcr.  or   the  pans   may  be  set  on a  glory of line and spleuaor oi color u: \ j,eatet} range.      tn anv case, the object  nature, they    eeonomtie    therr admrra- j is  to scal(I  th���������    mi;-K     and   :o  tio    ,:  lion and confine it to    a proicund en  joyment of a few. instead of the wholesale collections indulged in by westsn-..  people. They worrld no more regard  one of our vast bouquets or .bowpofc,  as a proper mode of arranging llowers  than we should call the motley crowd  of spectators in the pit of a theatre an  evening party. Their leading idea, entirely opposed t.o ours, is to get the  full delight of shape and outline of natural balance and contrast from one or  two floral .specimens, and by no means  to mass and thereby contuse them, so  that even the truest eye and most sub  tie nostrils become bewildered in the  tumult of beauty, Uke the ass of Buri-  danus between his equal bundles oi  hay  r.ord Mo-rut F-Zdacnmbe is among tin  -rosf skillful landscape gardeners in  England.  Ruskin has somewhere expressed the  opinion that llowers ought never to be  plucked from their stalk, but left to  grow, because their chief charm i.s  their life, which is forfeited when the  blossom is broken off. But, althougr,  a flower is never so charming as wirere  it is seen alive and fulfilling its floral  purpose, that would sadly limit popular enjoyment of it. Perhaps this enjoyment is keenest among those'who  least comprehend the magic and thc  mystery of their bc;n\r, and I am half  afraid thr.t thc country girl who puts  a flower in her hair, or the little. Ones  who fill iheir small lingers with bluebells and May blossoms, have a pleasure in that glory of theirs which onr  Lord declared to bc greater than Solomon's, untasU-d by mighty Darwin,  when counting the seeds in a single  capsule of an orchid, and'showing how,  but for a preventive law. that single  the whole globe with orchis maculata.  plant in  four generations  could  cover  Benefit of Spraying  Apple  Orchards,  Thc experimenlal spraying operations carried on during the spring and  summer hy the Fruit Division, Ottawa,  in the Woodstock and Ingcrsoll districts have been satisfactory beyond  expectations. Mr. W. A. MacKinnon,  chief of thc Fruit Division, says that  they furnish the best illustration of the  necessity of spraying that he has ever  seen. Aside from thc opportunities  for comparison between sprayed and  unsprayed orchards, chance has provided some remarkable proofs of the  value of the operations. In every case  where a single tree, or part of a tree,  in one of the sprayed orchards wai  neglected thc fruit on such lree or  part o-f tree is to-day hn.rrlly worth  the 'rouble of picking, while on al!  spray-d portions scab is hardly to bc  found.  promptly and exactly. It should reach;  such a temperature that causes a .little'  movement on the surface���������a* very!  slight simmer suffices; then it may be,  removed back to the dairy to get cold, i  When cold, ;he crear,? is taken off at ���������  convenience, and that is clotted cream..  which is ���������-��������� rightly, so highly esteemed. ���������  In cold weather the miik is all the bet- i  ter left for twenty-four hours or even!  thirty-six, before scalded."���������Hoard's !  Dairyman.  Strawberry Cure for Rheumatisn.  "The   strawberry   cure   for   rhcrrma- j lty aad  tism is the latest fad I have heard of," j  A Romantic Story.  The romantic story of Rajah Brorjko  j has been often told, says Tho London  I Chronicle, but whnt thc Baroness Bur-  1 (lett-Coutts onee did in saving the Brooke'  dynasty is of interest now that attention  is being directed to Borneo. The first  Rajah (Sir James CrooTf". who died In  1SGS) was "the subject of a violent attack  tn Parliament on account of alleged acts  In the suppression cf piracy and headhunting. His ehar-.-ieter w.is eventually  vindicated, but the knowledge- of the attack made upon him seriously afTectod  his prestige and position at Sarawak.  This was the most, trying and critical  period of his life. wh������n he saw the result  of all his work in jeopardy. His money-  was all spent. He was in England, after  the Parliamentary inquiry, and'ln his despondency only cried otrt for n steamer to  enable him to go out. 'again and restore  order and authority by expelling the  Chinese from his coasi In this dark  hour he met a frie-nd, who saved hi3  kingdom for him. That friend was the  Baroness Burdett-Coutts {then SIlss Bur-  dett-Coutts). Brooke gnt his steamer and  went off again with a right heart. From,  the same generous hrmd he afterwards  received another steamer, and bis author-  the stability of his littl������ kingdom'  were saved by the Bareness' liberal sup-  ' Although It Is a common belief nmong  snllors that whales, when they "sound"  descend %o enormous depths'In' the ocean,,  nnd although Dr. Kukenthal has estimated that the larger whales commonly  dive to a depth of almost two-thirds of  a mile, yet Dr. Kacovltza, of the Belgian  Antarctic -expedition, challenges tlK.sc '.  statements, and avers Ihat about th.-ec  hundred feet ls the maximum) depth t..-  which a'whrtle can dive. He bases this  statement partly on the fact that the llslr  ob which they feed, and to obtain wliieli  thoy are accustomed to "sountC* dwell  near the surface, and partly on' the fact  that at the depth of 3,000 yards or more  the pressure ls so great thnt they could  not withstand it, and that their muscular  strength is not sufficient to propel thorn  Into tho regions whore il prevnllsi.  ries, and it has recently been proved  that strawberries contain salicylic  acid, which is the rheumatism remedy  that all physicians use. Linnaeus, I  understand, was very poor and very  rash. In studying nature he would go  out in all weathers, and it is said that  hc would often sleep all night in wet_  clothes. Consequently, rheumatism developed in him. lie cured this disease by eating several quarts of strawberries a day. His biographers narrate the story, and in that way the  fruit's popularity 3S a rheumatic specific was achieved. Lately, on account  of the discovery of salicylic acid in  strawberries, this popularity has - increased. I know a great many rheumatic persons who are eating strawberries three times a day, with great  benefit to their heath. Salicylic acid,  the rheumatic specific, is used also to  keep milk fresh and to preserve meat."  ���������Philadelphia  Record.  The size of the seed for potatoes influences thc yield. In England whole  potatoes arc used almost in every section, and successful growers in the  United States use seed potatoes cut in  half, never cutting to smaller sizes.  Deep ploughing, deep planting and  level culture give better results than  hilling. A single plant in a place gives  thc largest tubers, but not so many as  when two or more plants arc together.  Senior Fruit Inspector Alex. McNeill is still attending thc_ fall fairs,  givirrg his interesting and instructive  demonstrations of the proper packing  and marking of apples and pears for  thc export trade. He was at Drant-  ford on October 2nd, al Murford on  October 7th, and on the 15th he will  bc in attendance at the Simcoe Model  Fair.  A Wise Boy.  Johnnie had been out In Ihe back yard  playing with his hall, and suddenly came  la and sat down to-rond. His father looked- up, and' seeing thnt he had his Sunday school book in liis hand, thought It  was time to question  him.  "What did you &> wfth  the-bail?"  "It went ovei- the fence- Into Vtr.  Brown's yard."  '���������Did j-ou go nftes ft'"  "No.  papa."  "Why not?"  "Because-It went through tho-window!"  ���������Little Chronicle.  Color Rooms.  It Is quite tlte fad nowadays to  have rooms where ono color - predominates, green rooms, red rooms, 'blue-  rooms, etc.. says Public Opinion. In  view of this'fad Et is interesting- to read;  an-articlc which appears In tha October  number- ofl'Medlcal Talk for the- Home on-  the peculiar inference of different calorst  upon the body through lho miird. "Purple," It IS stated; "is tho most dangerous,  oolor, having a fatal effect -upon the-  mind. It a person wero confined for a-  month In- a room with purple walls, with,  , port.   The Imperial imT-wtiince of a. posi  said   a  druggist.     "This  cure  has,  too,    tIon   ]lke   Sarawak.   00   the   highway   toj no coIor nut purple around-Ulm, by tho  "Sdme^eaydn^nd^owc^'e^be  Linnaeus,   the   great   naturalist,     Cured | by that largc-mlndM Zuty as well .is by  himseli   of  rheumatism  with   strawber- I Sir James Brooke:  Sir James   Brooke made a will, giving-  the sovereignty to his c������nerous friend the  Baroness.     He   was- ."Ubs^tuently  led   to  modify a disposition aot, perhaps, exactly  desirable   in  Itself     5y    bequeathing  th*  State to his nephew fttw present  Rajah-,  Sir   Charles   Johnson   Brooke,   U.C.M.G:)*,  and appointing tho Bir-jness and another  friend tr.ince tleiinM-di trustees to sceuro  the   soverelsnty  tr, the Queen,   her  hulrs j  and successors.  ftiHIng male hc-Irs  to- his j  ne hew.    recently lire Rjirones". It Id. un-j  derstood. as the-ml*- surviving trusts* of \ amount ot ft can do nny harm.   The sky.  the- sovrergnry   under   lhe   Rajah's- w'l>, ���������--which appears to be-bhw. ls renJly white.  executed and baed'-d ov^-r 10 the Foreign    t|n(.Cfi with green, nnd-It Is only the dis-  Ofllcc .1 rorm.il deed, appointing a a trus- j  tees for th" pu.rpos<v !-:-irl Grey, Sir Spen- j  srcr St. John (formerly Consul at S'-Wnwak, |  and   the   friend   and   ijlorjrapher   of   Sir  James  Brooke),  ar.d   Mr.  Burdett-Coutta.  M.P.  mnn. Scarlet Is- ns bad, but hns a different effect. It produces a madness that  drives a persore to kill his fri.fcnds. csp*cl-  nlly bts nearest relatives. Scarlet hns  something of this effect ont animals. It  will drive a bull or a tiger tu. desperation,  cnushig them tn fight tllb death. Blue  tyrs a drug-1-llte effect, on th brnla. It  Btlm-nlntcs tfce br-nln and excites tbo Im-  (iglnntlnn. hut If you get too much ot  it and cannot get awny from It, Its of-  )>ct, li terrible. Omen Is the king of colors. It Is soothing in It.ieffect, pceservos  nad   strengthens   the   e-ycsight,   and   no.  The human character bcSray������*ttsaTf on  every hand and every foot, and even on  the human nose, if tho observer only  knows where to look and how to apply  Iris observations.  Phrenology nnd palmistry are well  known, but the art of pedomancy is the  latest', nrenns of nsecrtnitiinj} tiro true  elinrncler of tire individual.  DdineslKj comfort is denoted by lrrrvin;;  "lho second toe. humped rrlinve the rest,  nt the same time escaping u corn." Orr  the other hand, or foot, small f'.-t  cramped hy small shoes mink their owner  ns possessing "vanity nnd great, courage." A short, thick, stubby foot with  rnllier large, ankle s!iow< "nol so imuli  exeentivu ability "* doused persevi r-  mice."  Mewnrp of (lip m.iir wlioic nnklcs turn  in: "lie is generally -in'iin nnrl selfish,"  and "ui.iiieii who !���������',������������������ 1 011 one foot lire  full of ideas nnd ui-ii'-miliiy." This dm-!:-  like irltiluilr; is certainly iiiirisrinl. I.'ci-  p!c wIiu cross the feet, or stand orr niic  side of tire foot nre irrilnlilc, eccentric.  Ink'iit.i'd nnd iiticiM'tnin. An iidileiidiini is  lire declaration tluit- mentality is imirki-d  on tlio iieel. A net work of small lines  ((criolcs great versatility nnd skill in nn.  nnd Hi em tu re, while n Kiiioo'h surface of  heel in 11 sure sign oi a ply eld, non-working lim in.  The lon^' second toe mcjin-s 11 moot-cr'ul  mind and is a clear indication th*: the  owner of I lie lonir secoinl-toe is trio rirlei  of the domestic huihelnild. Short, stub  hy toes iinlicnlc I wo things:. .l'ir.st. tlrnt  the owner went shoeless when yownjf  and, secondly, it great linniiess of character. .  A high inslep shows a nervous person,  easily excited uml ns easily tired. A low  Hat inalep mark:* lire man who gather.-  to!fol|:es'' Un; money and holds it.  Widespread'feet indicate iit a r������nn n  disposition to stop and consider before  lie nets, while n swinging foot that 1'onk--.  as if it was about to hook into its mule  shows irresolution and lack of-dcterrrvf.vn-  tion.  In a womirn a lonir, narrow foot tilw'my-  shows high biTcdirrg, and 11 small fc������;  doe3 not always nppeirr desirable, ns ifn  exceedingly small ones mean a vreirk anc"  submissive ehrernctcr.  Nosography   is   more,   II;   hails   from  Austria, where much  iv-senrclr  has beer''  devoted to the study  of nasi s   r.������ in  in  dic.il.ion of clinrnetei      t small 1 'o-.c  11  dic.ites lack of moral \igor, a  Hit no-.,  lowncss of intellect, a p g no-,e iri-lcln 1  cy, a drooping nose iliiilne-w   win,'  ih.  Roman beak proclaims '-IrengLli o    \\ 1  nnd the Grecian probosu-, ������oc������ with ������ 1  lined character.  These are merely the rudiment* o  nosogruphyj there arc ������ii!rW<>] signs ������ n  , as a thin bridge (shn wdiic���������.), two 1 ''(  nl'prominences (liter rrv -kill), wrniV  on either side (wealth) ami huge ��������� n  trils (courage). It is di^eomei tin j 1 1  i man's character should he thus wrl. r  iris- nose that nil who 10111 the -Sum  ,'rnpliologicul institute may reid (j  1 man eonecal his nose? '.Vhon a b nl  >>U5-noscil individual si cs 11 fvllnu p 1-  -enger irr the street eir evemg Ins pr  ininent purjlcrl organ, it 1, molest, to ni  tribute it to indigestion, the no-e spoil'-  fs plainly as if it spoke, 'Black Li������t " I  , Ire observant Strang.! r  longer-nails   are   nlso   signa.       Iim   .  'nger-nrrils denote  timidity  and  ginf  ���������i^ss; ambition and pngn refti rue told 1 1  -.rr row   rrnii.      A   rvlior L naifed   worm  ' will  criticize  her  friends  nn-l  foe-,   h I  ������������������^e   will   also- crilicixe   lrers( If  wil'i   t  ���������mire seventy.    The  best  dumilio 0  ��������� iternry   critics   possess   this   mil"     I  ���������.-owimr  nails   denote   hiMinoirs   Usfc-  Shis   illuminating    dew     to    cniunct  -ilould he written irr-nerv 11-nn's hut  1  spur to economy.    Tiforp Icnny t  .���������juris the manner ni therr cl.i������|iiiiif 1111 -  i������i set fori!},    A  frivolous vein in" 1 ite  'oeks her hands wil.li. the fritt Inigu  I  ���������a-ocii   her  Ibft  thumb   rrrd  first   ling'  "eoplc who. place two finjji i= nf one I ������'  'wlwcon   tlie   thumb, arrd   flr>_'(rs   of   1  ��������� (ther are drcciLf.il and not to ' >  t'iMt  The   greatest   difficulty    wIik'i   profi  -nro of the science of teeth k id nj; h i\  Jo -.encounter, is the inercrsing ics>    t .  lho dentist for artifrei ri malm,     Otlu 1  ������*ise long and narrow teeth irr ry Ui   1  ; licved  to  denote vrirnt\   and  pioit-eti >  ���������rceth avarice:   When teeth oierlrp lneor  stairey   is   to   be   expected,   and    slim  white molars bespeak   1 trcachercu-, 11 t  > '-ure.���������Chicago ".Tribune "  giiiimit  NOWTS THE TIME  To uso Dr. A'-uew's Catarrhal I  Powder. It is .. antiseptic, healing dressing, applied directly to  tho diseased surface by tho  patient 'himself, who blows tho  powder through a tube into his  nostrils.     Tho cure dates Iron  jtho first puft.  .   You needn't snuffle from colds"  or hay fever  if you bave tho  catarrhal powder in tjre house!  Cures a headache in ten mi nutes.  Rev. J. L. lIURUOCrc writes "I linvet  used Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder |  for lire Inst two mouths' and am no.w  completely cured of Catarrh of five  years' standing. It is certainly magical in its effect. The first application benefited mo wjtlrin fivo minutes."  Dr. Agnew's Pills  costing 10 cents for forty doses,  two-fifths, tho price of other first-  class pills, first cleanse and then  cure. the bowels and liver forever. " -  1  Humor of thc Hour.  "What is your idea of a popular  tone?"  "A'popular tune," said thc man who  takes music seriously, "is one that gets  to be universally disliked."���������Washington Star.  ��������� ���������  At an agricultural show a pompon*  member of Parliament, who arrived  late, found himself on the outskirts of  a huge crowd.  Being nnxious to obtain a good view  foi himself and some women who ac-  comp lined hiin, and, presuming that  he ������ <s v ell known to the spectators,  he tapped a burly coal porter on tha  shoulder and .-peremptorily ordered:  "Make  way there!"  "Girn! Who are ye pushin'?" was  the  unexpected response.  "Do you: know who I am, sir?" cricj  the indignant M.P. "I'm a repre������  sentativc of the people!"  "Yah!" growled the porter; "but  we're the people thernsclve:"'���������������  Chums.  The Tea Greatest Men.  A German newspaper hus recently pre  pounded to its. read, ss the nrrnstro*,-  Who a.re the ten greatest men able t*  day? An examination nf the replies n  eelved makes interesting rending.. Five  hundred and two renders votad: for To!-  stoij,the__Gortmin_ JiistorjoiL Mommgen  'was a. close second with 496]^Slriotonf  followed with 44"); Ibsen received 425:  .Ellison, 308.; Nnnse-n, 270; Kocntijea  201; MenzoJ, the German- painter, 24S  Kodi, the bacteriologist, 2*?S; while th ���������  KnJser iguominiously brought up th.-  rear with only 202: It is- well fa/not-  that of. these ten candidates six are German;. siwh insignificant personnges .it*  Herbert Spencer, George? Meredith , nnd  Thomas Unrdy were not even mentioned.  Among those who received over lt������r-  votes were Cli.iiiibeilniu. the R-.issiarr 'novelist (f.'orky. Iliiuptniiiirii'. the drnnralLilj  und Max Kliagor, the Genua* artist.  JUST LIKE BUYING RHEUMATISM.  We put the bills in your pocket and tako  away the malady. Isn't that just liko  buying it ?  There's the btinch of money you'll pay  out to get rid of the rheumatism if yoa  buy prescrtptions with it. It's a cure you  want, not prescriptions.  SOUTH AMERICAN RHEUMATIC CURE  pull the rheumatism out by the roots.   Na  more doctoring, no more medicine, money  saved | health saved, life saved.  CURES IN I TO 3 DAYS.  Mrs. E Eisner, a trained nurse, of Halifax,  livrng at 02 Cornwallis St., writes: "I have been  a sufferer for six years from rheumatism. Many  doctor* treated me, but relief was only temporary    1 tried Soutb American Rheumatic Cure,  _and after four days' use of thc remedy, was ea*  "tirdy free from the disease."  SOUTH AMERICAN KIDNEY CURE  rlrh In healing powers, relieves bladder and kid.  Dry troubk 1 in six hours, and in the worst cases'  Will speedrly restore perfect health. $  Fruit-Jfrcwcr.s in 'eastern panada  will have to bestir ihc-maelves if they  wish to hold their share of the trade  with Manitoba and the Territories,  British Columbia is a formidable competitor, and only'the- best quality of  fruit put tip in proper packages will  be found salable in Winnipeg arid other  western  cities  and  lowns.  Cabbages make one. rd the best pntil-,  try supplies for early winter. The soft  heads are useless for market, but make  good hen food. Kale, rape, beet  leaves are good, also beets. Sweet apples are suitable, but sour ones in too  large quantities have a bad effect. Second-crop clover hay chopped and mixed with, dough is the best winter substitute.  tance nnd clearneHB t'rtnt make-it nppenr  blue. .Croon is so .soothing tliat It helps  tire wjntem to flKht disease, and, th������ro-  fore, all sick rooms and hospital wards  Bli'iuW bnvo overytninB pcnslble ubout  thc-rrr colored Krewi-. Snee green is tlio  moat KoothlnK tint of nil. Yellow Is ono  of tlie healthiest nnd cheeriest colors  thero Is, and will innke a'vdark room  .bright where ovwn tureen would be eold  and deprnriHlnB. But Holltary eonllnenrc-ul  wllhln a yoll'^v coll for a month or six  weeks would .Hopelessly weaken the ������ys-  tem ami Produce chronic hyslerln. Sheer,  dead-white walla will destroy the eye-  Klitht In a short time, wnilo the 'efCe'cl on  the brain Is so mndrtiming that blindness  Ik almost a relief. An.example of this Is  found In the Arctic- explorers, who have  to wear Rreeri-tlnted glasses, 'to avoid  snow blindness, which Is really white  bllndnc.">3."  The late Mr. William E. Dodge left  $iO,ooo to be distributed among thc  servants of his household in proportion to their length of service.  Sir Thomas Lipton is now included  iii  thc  list of celebrities  at    Madame  Tussaud's.       .  There are Others.  .Vifkins���������-You have used the word  "denkey" several times in the last ten  rrurrut.es. Am I to understand tlrat you  mean anything of a personal nature?..'  Bifkins���������CcrLuinly not. -There are lot-  nf donkeys in the world/besides you.-.  Chicago "News.'*  Some Family History.  Sho had .fltftcen million dollars.  Placed In bonds, and shares, and renix  tie had Illfteen million dollars.  So 1 hoy nreri;ed Iheir sentiments.  Now   they've  raised   n.  son   who's   vnluc-1  At  exactly  thirty  cents.  ���������Chicago "Tribune."  . Miss Nexdor���������This is a pretty time .-.!  night for that Dasher girl to be playlii,  the piano. Miss Also���������Oh, she's rro n.  specter of time. Yducan tell that from  the way she's playing.���������Baltimore "American."  Ethel���������I saw gUler sitting on' yon.-  lap last night Hnd told molher. Y1111.1,"  Man���������What in the world did you do timj  for? Ethel���������Slie told me to let her know  ivhen there was any good news.���������'l.if-.' "  Statistics show thnt only one. mnn o-'i  of every 1,000.000.000 dies from over.,  work, yet ovrrr miih feels sure he iv !J "-  irry to be it.���������Atlanta "Journal."  ���������Matioole���������-Mehould -woman- is_always-  tillin' mc to come straight h..me.  Clancy���������-Bcdad, ycz are lucky. Me  ould woman is always tillin' me to  come home straight.���������Chicago    Neivs.  BODYlfRONG  BRAIN CLEAR,  This Makes the Perfect  Man���������the Happy  '' Woman.        :;  South American Nervine.  The seat of the majority of chronic  diseases is the nerve centers. Cure then  ���������build up; nerve force there���������and you  cure the disease. This is the secret ol  the amazing results attending the use of  the Soutii American; Nervine���������a ver.  itable life-builder and eradicator of  disease. Cures Stomach and Livei  Complaints; General Debility, Impure  Blood, Female' Complaints, and every.'  disease which indicates impaired ,nerv.  ous force. Read what if did for the family pf A. W. Stephens, Strathaven, Ont.  He writes: "A bottle of South American  Nervine Tonic did more for my sistei  Ida than a whole summer's doctoring .  ������nd drugging for after effects of La  Grippe. It cured my father after  months of torture from boils. Only  ased two bottles and has not been  troubled now for seveu years. It's the  greatest of remedies."  Magical Relief  In Rheumatic and Neuralgic pains is  afforded by the Soutii American  Rheumatic Cure. Cures in one to  three d?vs and does it thoroughly.- An  indisputable specific. No. 40 ��������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������_���������������������������������������������������������������<  A FATAL WOOING  BY  LAURA JEAN  LIBBEY  Author of" The Crime of Hallow-E'en," "The Flirtations of |  a Beauty," " Willful Gaynell," " Little Leafy,"  " Only a Mechanic's Daughter," etc.  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*  Every one.was sure Loraine- wouM  make tbo most peerless bride tbat  ever was soon.  At last everything was in perfect  readiness; tho last touches had benu  put Xo the great columns of roses and  the fern- bordered, scented fountains,  ovwr which a thousand mtO.low li-rlils  twinkled from the grand ehindeliers.  The magnificent repast had been  laid, and in tho spacious parlors the  guests wers aLready      beginning      to  ueemfclo, ;  ��������� ��������� *  As the train bearing Ulmont Ulvesford Ilea red Boston a close carriage,  irawn hy a parr of dark horses, was  moving slowly along tbe high, narrow  road, but a few miles distant from  -Ulmont's home.  As they.reached .1 narrow, abrupt  turn In the road, ono of1 the two oc-  rupants of the carriage touched his  lompanion lightly on the shouldtsr.  "This must be the spot, Vatai," he  ���������aid slowly, "they will be sure to take  :he cross cut from here."  The one addressed as Vatal quietly  Irow rein, replying: ^  "No better spot could hnve been so-  reoted.     We have everything   in   our  favor, if "  "'Hnrk you, iVatal," Interrupted his  sompanlon, impatiently, "theie must  ae no ifs nnd nnds in this matter; it  must be donel"  "If you did not know me so well.  Heath Hampton, I mii?ht affect  imusemerrt at this needless precaution," replied tho dwarf, dojtgudly.  "Did I ever mriko a 'blunder out of  inything I undertook yet? and you  nave given me some rather hard cases  so manage."  "Hush!" muttered the othor; "no-  more of this��������� it is vour business to  forget a transaction as soon as it  mds. This case is of greater importance to mo than all those otheT  if fairs, an-d one on wltich your lips  must be forever sealed. I am a  iesperato man, Vafal; you' know mo  srell enoij^h for thnt. Do you know  sow I'should" punish treachery?"  'Heath Hamplo'i leaned forward.  ind whispered just one word in  tho dwarf'sear, whioji made the other  luaii as lif-a. terrible blow bad bceD-  luddenAy dealt him.  As Heath Hampton leaned forward,  the long,' da-rk clink which he wore,  leli back from hLs shoulders, a-nd  throuih the fast gathering twilight  the faultless evening dress he wore  ind the flashing of "the jewels upon  lis person were easily discernible, and  Irom beneath the heavy slouch hat  vhioh concealed a handsome, dark,.  lesperate face, a pair of dark eyes  tagerly (scanned tbe road in the dis-  :ance, which the gathering twi-  ight was fast (>bs.cnriiiig.  More than once he consulted - "his  rratch with growing impatience,which  ie held in his whitc,shiipely finjers.as  ������e beat a tattoo with the heel of bis  polished iboot on the soft carriage rug.  "There can be no doubt about Ul-  resford's arrival on this train���������f was  ������t the station when tho rector ro-  :eived the telegram to that effect," ho  narked, presonlly, continuing, ns,  ���������here was mo response from the  Iwarf, "you will have close work of  It, Vatal; you will have ten miles of  tood hard driving to Lorrimer Place  -after that."  "I can easily make it," answered  ratal.  Then 'both .rebipsed into silence ���������  {Tatal mentally wondering which ins  freater vrilain of the two��������� the one  vho plans a diabolical deed��������� or the  ioor wretch who executes his bid-  Uiie;; the one who reclines the whilo  it his ease, or the hunted criminal���������  "leeing from the clutch of outraged  iust ice.  Heath Hampton exercised a .strange  nfluence over the dwarf.  Five years before he had rescued  iim���������an escaped , convict��������� from tbo  ninions of the law��������� not for the sake  tf mercy, but for his own designs; he .  ���������ecognized in Yatal a willing tool, nis  tad not mistaken the quality of the  errible, wretch whom he held in his  ���������ower. I  At the moment a shriek oif a far-  _if~train~ fell'distinctly-on-their-ears.-  The 'maid di:*. not answer, ~* she  knew not wfiat to say*. With slow,  measured chimes, that struck a  Btraoge,knell in Loraine's heart, the  clock on the mantel struck the hour  ot eight.' ���������      ���������  She arose from her seat and paced  up and- down the room.  Five��������� ten��������� fifteen minutos dragged themselves slowlv by Still the  mil thful hum of voiced floated up, as  if to moek her.  "They are growing impatient," she  said to herself, as she drew aside the  curtain from the window, and gnred  anxiously down the rond  Tho moon shone brilliant lv; every  object was discernible��������� she saw nothing of Ulmont Ulvesford.  Twenty minutes��������� a half hour, and  yet anothei ten dragged by.  "Katy," she sud, "leave tho room, I  want to be left alone."  "As the door close 1 sotlly after ber,  Loraine threw herself down on i  seat by the window, pressed her flushed face lo the cool pine, straining her  eyes eigerly down the main roid  ' He has not come," sbp erred, wr nv  ing her Ji inds in slnrp tgony bhe  felt bewrldered, there was i slnngo  pain in her lieirt, growmg moie intense o li il moment  "Could nirryth ng h ive h ippi ned?"  \girn thi'iis iwu������   i   knock   at    tho  donr, tins Ijme it wus a   suivanl  "Has  Mr    Ulvesford  yet     arrived?"  .<> .- wils p! a inly uuiliililo.  The. words of a young lady, Seem-  irg to come, from 'lo=e proximity,  ������-.'iu?ht hor Attention. They set-me I to  hive'boon shrieked on ilie air, eau *ht  *l������ unit nm tore I on ev>ry lir"('ie;rhoy  uvre Minple words, j'Htingl,\ ������puk"n,  Stl they "hit a murk the archer little  meant." tt wns a youm;, careless  voice ttiatwpoks theni, but. each word  pierced Loraine's heart like a sharp  dagger.  "I <lo not think the bridegroom is  coming. Poor Loraine! What a  terrible blow this must be to her; .such  a keen disgrace."  There seemed to be a. general murmur or assent from all below.  l.orntne quickly closed the door. She  had heard enough. Her brain seemed on firo; her senses reeled. Sho  drew the .bolt of| tho d-oor, flung herself down on tho onrrpet, and there  the beautiful, proud young heiress wept the bitterest itears that evor  welled up from a. human heart.  After a violent storm of grief, a  calm usually follows, but it was not  so in this caso.  The sparjcling diamond glowing upon her frnger��������� hLs ring��������� maddened  her with its prismatic ������low: she drew  it from her finger, flinging it with all  'the fury of her strength into ��������� the  furthermost corner of the room.  She laughed a little, low, wild  laugh.  ",-!will fling it .from me as I do his  love," stie ciried; "li*ar out hi.s iuvige  from my heart forever and ever. Yes,  I say, forever and ever."  Loraine lelt a wondrous, strange  sensation creeping over her.  Every sob ended in a mocking  laugh. The strange stillness of the  house puzzlod her. Queer spectres  danced around hor. and wilh their  long, bony ringers, pointed mockingly  at the wnite ro"bes and bridal veil she -  wore. How dared they approach the  secret of her own chamber? She fium;  back upon thein their cruel taunts  and jeers; and they in turn mocked  her every look and word.  "Foots!" she (cried. "Do you Chink  I care? What if the whole world  were gathered downstairs, what 'need  .1 care il thoy do know* he did not  come? I do not care," she sobbed,  her votce growing louder and louder.  "I will go "down among them and be  the gayest of rthe gay; <no wit shall be  more brilliant than mine.  "Yet, why' ero they here, all these  people?" she 'pontiered slowly. "What  do they want? I rim trying hard to  think, yes, to think; but my poor  brain Ih on fire. I on nnot remember  whiy they are here. Where are my  flowers amd'Tan? But an instant ago  I placed them on this table. No, they  were on, that stand. I do not. see  them in tho room. Ha! Katy has taken them downstairs."  She unibolted the door and Tushed  into lhe hall.  Thero wore strange hilarious 'laughter and burst of song heard bj those  "below, that froze the blood in their  veins; the next Loraine. Lorrimer, tho  beautiCut, spoiled, petted child stood  amomg them.  'Her'hair was disheveled, her white  veil torn and -disordered. There was a  strange pallor ion her face; even the  ripeness Hart faded from her lips, as  slie -fell into a, deep swoon, which  mercifully  preserved her reason.  At that moment a horseman, trovpr-  ���������ed WLth dust ruid foam, dashed rapidly  up to Uie entrance gate, hearing a  telegram in his hand addressed lo  Loraine.  The next morning the wSiule coui.-  xry round was .rife wijh the terrible  news, tliat liad ended in a fearful  tragedy, on what was to have, been  the marriage day of the your.g heir of  the Ulv:estord JYfines and the peerless  Loraine I*)rrimar of Lorrlmer Place.  He Had but that day returned frem  abroad, so the story ran, aad while  en TOEte to the homo ot his bride to  be, where ho was to Jiave found his  mother also in wailing, he was intercepted fey a telegram urging liim, it  he would see his mother alive t.������ come  directly Jiome. Hev. Paul I)lings-  worth, With a. pair of thee fleetest  bay������-lrorn-th������-Ulvesford-statiles,_nnd_  a driver, ha.d met'Ulmont at th- train.  They were last seen driving at a  furious pace alone the highway.  Their path lay Ihrough a bigh, narrow roadway, overlooking the spa on  one side, high shelving rook on the  other. 'Twas there tihe terrible tragedy had been .enacted.  Two vehicles, approaching each  other from different directions, had  collided, and the carriage containing  the young heir had heen throw n over  into the sea. > |  In an instant the wildest confusion  hod prevailed.  Horses nor vehielp, driver nor the  white, peaceful face   of Paul Illiags-  Koiaiiie had so unexpectedly appeared  among them.  Tho dart, handsome  f:r^e of   ITr:(U>  Hampton, for it    was   he,    grew      a  shade paler    as he    listened  to    the  ^    telegram.  + "Saved," he multec'd, under hi:  breath; *'t do not. see how it eoul'*  have Ijeen possible. I h.iva failed ���������-  ig.nominioustv failed!"  "Did you sav  he   was  dyinp?"      In  asked, rating the tebgrum   from MV.s  Lorrirner's nerveless lingers.  .   Yes,,  so  it  read;  his  life  hung  b-  a  slender   threud.  Silently the guests emitted tbe man  sion. Heath Hampton was among th.  last to depart;- his dark eyes rove-  eagerly over the stritely mansion, an  the magnificent grounds which surrounded it, as they Iny dark and si!"(ii  bathed In tl)e sf-itirtow.v moonbeam".  "If he dies," no said to himself, "nil  this may yet De mine. Tt is worth n  desperate struggle, 'and I mean to  make it."  Of the paat ttCe of Hesth Hampton  but little was known. H<~' had come  ���������with his mother to no������lon some three  years previous.'y; none know frum  .whence.  'Thivy had purchased what wn afterward known as Tfimpton Place.  and there they lived in stately, lonely splendor. '  ���������The mother was haughty, peculiar  silent and reserved, shunning nil intercourse or overtures from the outside world. '  ���������The son was quite the opposite, winning and refined, with much grace of  presence and courtesy of breeding.  Ho spent money with a lavish hand,  .yet one who was a keen observer o.'  human nature could nee he was utterly devoid or prfncfpfe; ono who  f only lacked the opportunity of bocom  ��������� ing the deepest or villains; yet the  cloak of hypocrisy was gathered so  tightly about hitn. the outer world lit-  tie dreamed of the inner blackness.  He-ath Hampton lound no dlfficu'-  ty in gaining an entree into the iniwl  exclusive society; as fs too often the  caso, no one thought of inquiring into his antecedents.  ' He had lain siege at once to the  heart and hantf of-the pretty hcirc-s.  Tt had been a close tie between Ulmont Ulvesford and himself as lo  which was in rcalfly the favored suit-  ���������or.     ' .  ���������  There had been a time when Loraine hardly Knew herself just wlreh  she liko better; when she ultimately  chose Ulmont Ulvesford, all hopes or  reigain'g as master of Lorrimer Hall fell tike a house of cards  around  the schemer.  Hc had never loved tho fair, haughty  beauty, yet he had vowed to win her  fortune, ho had been resigned to accept Loraine wi'tfi  it.  Eagerly he watched the rapid recovery of his rival, bitcerly cursing his  luck. His congratulations, although  being, anything but Mncere. had the  essence of earnesfness in tone nnd  look, which, although a spurious article, readily passed for the genuine  coin.  Loraine, who had rapidly recovered  from her terrible shock, had taken up  her place with his mother, whose illness hnd not proven so serious as was  at first supposed, tit Ulmont's bedsi-'e.  anid good old Dr. Xelson often remarked his patient's rapid recovery  was in -a. great measure due to Loraine's careful nursing.  "I never could have spared him,"  she would say, with n bright, hap-'  py laugh, while Ulmont answered  gently: '  "The life yon have striven so hard  to save. Loraine, shall ever be devoted  to youi"  To Ulrnont Ulvesford there seemed  to exist no break in the love he had  always borne to Loraine.  Mrs. ^Ulvesford had taken up her'  vigil by his bedside, refusing lo lie  comforted; all the love of lipr life was  centered in her handsome, only son.  Once, in his 'dreams, and she s iw  his lips move, as she benr her head,  she thought she heard him whimper  a sweet, fanciful nume; it sounded  like  "Izetta."  He never uttcTed the name but onc������.  and *he soon forgot the incident, it  was of*so little import.  Slowly Ulmont t'lvesford piiiher������d  up the tangled threads of his li'e  again; by degTees a pari of the scattered past returned to him.  He remembere-d rjiiite well his travels abroad, the people whom he bad  met, and the pleasant ocean voyo<re  homeward as he was coming to claim  hi** bride.  He remembered he must have passed his twenty-first birthday on the  ocean. He remembcre I ofien gnzing  upon Loraine's portrait in tho moonlight, but beyond .this, heaven help  him! he remembered nothing; leaning  over the rails, rgaziTi.'r ilown on the  "moon!it~w-avcs-atr-rrii(In1ght.- was-thn  last recollection thru crossed Ul-  xnont Ulvesford's mind.  The following events, which had so  quickly followed in rapid succession  ���������how he landed, or Hip slight est remembrance of the'accident which had  so nearly coilt Irim his life, were entirely obliterated from his mind.  Was the past ever uvu-e to be as a  sealed book -to him! Al*is. for Ihe  strange compl'mlions of fato, often more cruel ti-an death.  nefore.   were,  doubly  charmed      witn  him now.  Since his illness ho had been given  to strange fits of melancholy reveries wh'ch seemed ever seeking  somo choucht quite fortfoiien, which  brought with them a vngue, indefinable pain; he oould never tell why  he always attributed it to some vanished fancy during his illness; he,  did not caro to remember it. Mrs.  Ulvesford clasped Loraine in her arms  saying the happiest day of her life  would be 'hn day which made her hei  son's wife.  Again, through the cruel mysteries  of fate, the wedding preparations wen  going steadily on. This time it wns  concluded that the ceremony should  be performed at the church in the  early morning, when the sun was shin  ing and the birds were sngiing.  "I could never endure a repetition  of that cruel night at Lorrimer Hall,  ���������when I thought I had lost you."  whisprred Lorninp.  "You shall have your own way.  my darling," answered Ulmunt; "your  iway shall be my law."  So it was arranged that the wedding should take place at tin" church,  and be as qulot a   one cs possible.  The propitious morning dawned at  last.  ��������� rAt an early hour a long nrrny_ ol  carriages dre-w up before -the little  vine-covered cburrh in the suburb''  The sunshine drifted down through  tho foliage like molten gold; the robins In the green branches minuled  their notes with the tuneful bobntini*  the sweet scent of honeysuckle and  clover wafted their fragr-ince over  the hawthorn hedges, the sun hinte-'  love to the cloudss", the birds sang o'  love to tlieir mates; love was the eong  the little brook saruj as it danced juy-  fu.'ly over Ihe wh.te p.'bble>��������� all nn-  ture sang of lovo on this pitiful marriage morn.  Ulmont would nl lc w no shadow in  cross the brightness oi thc day. I-'  one of those strange, brooding fancies he could not define stole over him,  he shook it ofr and forgot it in watching the beautiful, flower- like face of  Loraine. .'  Neither the sunshine, the flowers,  the birds, nor the brooklet warned  them of the fatal tragedy which was  about to be enacted; a tragedy too  deep, too bitter for words to describe, and they went on to  doom with a smile on their faces.  , The sunshine streamed in through  the colored windows, flecking the  bride's soft, fleecy robes, with bars  of crimson, purple  and gold.  Ulmont pressed tbe little band  tenderly as they took their places at  tho altai*.  Suddenly, and wiLhout warning,  dsirk clouds scudded across the sunshine,' the soft, summer breeze wailed  among the tall oak trues, and the  flowering lilacs; the blossoms on the  hillside swayed to and fro, bending  therr heads be������ore the storm,  The distant* ocean wildly beat tho  shore like a relentless, angry spirit;  in one brief instant the face of naturo  had changed. Thunder rolled across  the darkening slty, nnd vivid flashes  of lightning, following each other in  rapid succession, felled many a stately forest oak, whose crashing as it  fell to earth was plainly heard, and  they lit up the group that stood -before the dim altar, with its cold,  "bright glare.  ��������� Loraine's face was very pale, and  Ulmont noticed the little hand which  he held fluttered slightly. Ulmont Ulvesford's * face wns calm and implacable as a marble statue. A half  lour after thpy had- entered the dim,  old church they were pronounced ���������  oh, cruel mockery of fate��������� pronounced man nnd wife. Both loyal, innocent, and trusting, fate was * dealing them a   bit te.r blow.  As the last words had been spoken  by the pastor, which, as they firinJy  belioved, bound lhem to each other  for weal or for woe. Loraine Ulvesford lifted her eyes to meet tho cold,  calm gaze of Heath Hampton, .while  behind him, stealing silently away  like a* grim, foreboding shadow, was;  tho figuro of "Vatal, the dwarf. ���������  BISO HOME  Vernon   Bromley   Cured   by  Dodd's Kidney Pills  For Years he was Crippled by  Rheumatism and Sciatica -  Doda's Kidney Pills made him  a Niw Man.  Morristown, N. Y., Oct. 19.���������(Special).��������� Vernon Bromley, now ot this  place, but formerly of Trenton, Ont.,  relates an experience that will prove  of great interest to his old friends iu  Canada.  "I have been a great sufferer from  Rheumatism and Sciatica for years,"  Mr. Bromley states. "The citizens of  Trenton will remember what a cripple I was. I could neither work or  lie down, thc pain was so great.  "Reading of cures by Dodd's Kidney Pills, finally led me to try them  and from thc second box I began to  feci relief. I continued to use them  till I had taken twleve boxes, when I  was completely 'cured.  "Dodd's Kidney Pills have made a  new man of me."  Rheumatism and kindred diseases  are caused by uric acid in the blood.  If the Kidneys are sound they will  take all the uric acid out oi the  blood. Dodd's Kidney Pills make  sound Kidneys.  ��������� Traveller���������While in England I called on Kipling. I found him very busy,  -very unkempt arid sadly in need of a  shave.  The Cheerful  Idiot���������Oho!    He was  fuzzy, wuz 'e.���������Baltimore American.   ���������  "L suppose, Miss Rambo," said the  caller,   "that  your   father   feels   rtiuch  happier now that he has been cured of  their, his rheumatism."  "Well," said the young lady, "he  feels better when hc realizes that he  does not have to suffer any more; but  he feels pretty bad when hc remem-  ibers how exactly hc used to be able to  foretell the weather."���������Judge.  .  "Now," said the professor, "suppose  you had been called to see a patient  with hysterics���������someone, for instance,  who had -started laughing and found it  impossible to stop���������what is the first  thing you would do?"  "Amputate his funny bone," promptly replied the new student.���������Houston  Post  Love-Making tor   vouns- tvien.  While walking the ol'ipr day from a  remote vincinage uf tire town on the orre  side to an equally remote purlieu in  the other I chanced to cross .Easy  ���������street, a thoroughfare with wiricli 1 have  rro longitudinal acquaintance. Just in  the middle of the way there came, with  a volcanic roar, out of a column of dust,  an automobile. 1 was thrown fifty feet,  aird'lodged in a locust-tree. With a surviving eye I caught, on the rear of tho  vehicle, as it tore away, the large silver  initials, "P. Q."  Perhaps I have exaggerated thc incident somewhat; but something happened.  Anyhow, I know this Peter Quick.  Twenty years ago wc were well acquainted. 'Twas the time when I was making  love to Musette. A rather good job of  love-making it was, too, I suspect. Never rhulcss, 1 used up my own allowance,  und :noa't of my brother's, arid the not  l.irg." Mim I earned, und the rather neat  amount that I could borrow. Musette  married a man named���������named Hunks, I  think, or something of the sort.  Peter Quick, also, was making love at  thc time, and as fervently as I. Not  since tlrp joyous Ionian sea gave forth  the goddess of love bus there been a  nrore ardent wooer than P. Q. I thought  then not much of Ore object of liis aifec-  tiorri, .however. I marveled at his choice.  Little did I suspect that she was the  21'eatest heiress that the world can show.  Peter Quick waa making love to Frau-  Iein Hard Work.  Peter Quick wooed Hard Work���������successfully. No man named Hunks (or  something like this) got her away from  Mm. Early and lu.te he made love to  her. He sent her, so to 3ay, llowers; and  fashioned, ns it were, sonnets to her eyebrow. He dreamed of her at night, und  thought of her on Sundays and holidays.  We never could get hiin to talk of much  else. When I contrived my rather celebrated mixture of Virginia and Ixutakia,  and oiTcred Peter some of it, he looked  at me abstractedly and said that I knew  he didn't smoke. Miss Work, I suspect,  objected to smoking. Musette had a  pretty knack at rolling a cigarette for  me when I called, I suppose she rolled  them just as fetchingly for Hunks���������or  whatever -his name wus. We all had our  fling at P. Q. for his absurd devotion to  his queer sweetheart. He took it good-  naturedly���������and grew more devoted. As  he became more and more taken up with  her, we saw less and less of him. None  of us eared much; we were so unable to  sympathize with his infatuation.   Final  sympi  '>'������ I  Iho  and  up  T-ked Lor line, o.igeilj scanning  gn l's f ne  '^o, m.i r/n, bill   111' inirrt'iler  your ro.'t says  mny   they    como  ���������klirrin .nnd talk with .vim?"  "Noi no, no!" grun niul Lorninp, pitifully, throwing hni'seir down tin the  diviin (iti.'l Imryinj her filoe. in the  oirshib'lis. "1 -diori'l. want to r.cu any  one.-' I wnnl. l.o Ire lc. .'I: aliuiu. :���������; Do  yon'understand���������nil nlone."  -.-'l'h������ strl. quietly with'.Irew from the  rnnjn, . There w-rus a strange hush in  I'li'.i voices dowrr hulow..,--  "Oh, he musi  have come," she said.  Willi 'Ivuori, 'breath she : opened the  <|uor or bur bouduiir slightly, and listened. ���������'��������� ���������''"''"   /"-,'������������������-���������  The ooftTM-Mt-laa of the  guest* be-  worth*,   the   good   rector,   ever rose  again.  Ulmont Ulvesford alone hid been  recovered. He lud sustained a ifcr-  rible rraoture of tlie skull agannst  the sharp ror ks as he fell It w as  hardly expected his life would last  until thej reached his home, some  four miles distant.  While the mother oiled for her sou,  the long li ills er homg with his beloved name, and fan Lorun \w irt-  ed hrm in Uer brid il robes Ulmon**.  Ulvesloid, in anotlui pirt ot hu  home, Iiy dj in?  In tlie son, solemn stillness thit  had fillen around th("-e who w if i lit <l  by his com ll, the ph\ sir iA.n bendini  over htm h id sjr I sluwl, r,nd -ol-  emnly, as lie wilUiid crilu-llj tbe  ^motionless, white tiw  "His Into Urn^s h\ i single thread,  if he lues, Ins iei-.on m i> bo partially restored neCer wholh uulcs  by a violent shook, winch mi^ht cost  h'im Wm .lire. If he liros at r.ll, you  must bo con-lent." \  OKAPTRIt VII-  iA Fatal Consequence.  There were few dry oyo3 among  these wedding guests assoitbled ns  the contents of tiling rum y-ero read  to them, and overy heart ; throbbed  with pity for hapless Loraine save  one, who stood loaning 'gracefully  agutnst a marble Psycho, atgagod in  ���������onvsrsation wV* Mrs. I.orriraerawh-a  Eh row, his Marriage, ttad the existence of hrs fair, young wife were  swept entirely from "ulmont UJves-  Cord's mind.  Heaven pity hrm I how should: he  ever know of* them again?  The only one uho could have pierced the darkness of thnt benighted  brain and whispered *o him of Unbroken- hearted joung wife who waited m vain for his coming," .was gcod  old Paul Jllingsworllr, nnd with him  every memento of ihu brief, strange  past was swept entirely from the lace  of  the  earth  Owing to Ulmont's strong constitution, his convalesci.ni.' was more rapid thin mighf h iv > b.-eii expected. He  w.i? amazed wV>n r ey io:d h'.ui the  fall nnd winter nad passed aw.ry and  spitag had come on. e/ more. Kvery  oni was so please I to greet the young  h(ir .ig.nn  "It was quite w >i ih his illness lo  see how much piopK cared for .hiin,"  he si id  with .I   ri\ liugb.'  H~ w iv the srrrri '> ,>py. careless, debonair fellow as o" old; he. wis changed only in-"niip?'n-ranec; ye' I hit change  was ������������������ wonderful ��������� hi-s most intimate'  friends were amazed.  The deep" hazel'.eyes and laughing  mouth were the wwtie: hut the dark  waving m.irsM of nu*-brown hair were  gone; fair rings clns'rrcl around bin  brow instead, go'd as Loraine's own.  soft,   and   shining.  Tb.' of.'rct. was nru'v-l'ius. T!*o-::'  wh.-i   had   adnrir-*!   F> niont   Ulve^'ord  CHAPTLIR VIII.  ft. Fatal .Tourney.  Six weeks abroad had passed since  that bright, sunny morning, when  Ulmont Ulvciford and Loraine had  stood before the nltrir in lhe little  church. They had visited France. D-  aiy, nnd sunny Spain, and wero now  en  route  to ���������Switzerland.  "Let us visit the Alps last, my  husband," Loraine hnd said. "I want  the scenes I love best to linger last  in my memory."  Ulmont was loth to leave the blue  skies of Spain, where lhe olive and  the myrtle ripe/r  luxuriantly      under  the-golden sunshine ----   "Now that I have you with me. Loraine," he said, "I could linger here  forever."  Had Loraine remained in Spain, as  her husband so strringely urged, the  first cloud that crossed the horizon  of their wedded life might never bave  risen.  Together they went to Savoy, thnt  marvelous valley which lies under  tbe -bowlders of Mont Blanc.    '  A Physical Evil.  A recent number ot Medical Talk has  an article-on the evil physical effects of  "whining." Comrlaints, says the writer, are invariably made in a minor key.  This monotony rasps the voeal chords,  taxes nasal nerves and muscles that  should not be brought into play at'all  In speaking, and tends to shallow, uneven  breathing. Tho whlnor. too. Is almost  without exception a moro or less "idle,  lazy person. The habit or whining itselt  tends tb. sap initiative impulse and Increase ���������phlegmatic tendencies. Habitual  whlnjns, not healthy, vigorous fault-flrvi-  lng where fault really exists, but tho  helpless, futile complaining of a narrow  nature too indolent to make any effo'-t to  right fit causes of complaint, has a definitely deleterious physical erfect on tho  whole constitution. Add to this the fuci  that eternal fault-finding is more than  likely to wear out Ihe stanehest friendship and take the light from the loveliest countenance, and the full effects of  tMg insidious r-.rH prevalent habit will  bs better apprccinlcl. "Got tho whlno  out of your voice or it will stop the development and gr-'wlh of your body. It  narrow and shrink jour mind. It  drive   nway   ;��������� iur. friends;- it   will  Will  will  ari*k(f you unpopular Quit your whining,  brace up; so lo work: bo sometlrlnrr;  eland for- somnthing; fill your pine*" in  ?!��������������� universe. Instead of wliininq; around,  exeltinR- only pity and contempt, face  nbout and make something of yourself.  Rn.ieli up to th." stature of a strong, ennobling manhood, to the bcnuly and  slrpngth of a superb womanhood. There  is nothln-r the m-itlnr with vou. Just auit  your whining and go to work."  I Loraine's dcliuiit wes as raptuf.'u.-  .as a child's as "she culled the Alpini  roses from the edge of the frowning  glaciers.     ' ������������������  'Loraine, never forgot that first day  In Switzerland, or the surprise which  awaited her before it had ended.     .  Ulmont had gone to visit the monastery of St. Bernard. Loraine had remained- behind; - being fatigued with  the day's ramble. I  "You will not be lonely, my darl-'  ing," questioned Ulmont, encircling!  ihe slender waist, with his arm, and  drawing the golden head to his shoulder. "If 1 .thought you woujd havo  one lonely moment, I could enj'iy nothing. Your swuet face would rise between m-a and aught el:-.o.*'  (To he Continued.)  Shirt waists and dainty  linen are made delightfully  clean and fresh with Sunlight Soap.  The Profit in Eggs.  Cornell University Uullctin No. zlt  affords some valuable suggestions on  hens and eggs. It mentions one White  Le'glibfrTflock"which av"cfagcd~for~the"  year i"i&9 eggs per hen; another  l������7-4. and the third 134.8, th;  average of all being 129.7. It will  be seen that the average number    of  cSgs produced per hen is much less  than, that often claimed. Records of  200 eggs and more per hen have been  frequently published in the agricultural  press and elsewhere. Inasmuch as  these flocks represent the better class  or poultrynien, the fowl were in al!  probability much better fed and cared  ior than average flocks, it would seem  that all claimed records of more, than  ������������������SO eggs ;per hen per year should be  abundantly verified before, lying accepted. ��������� ' .''���������*'  ���������I The average food cost of the eggs  produced ranged from .5.9 cents per  dozen in April and May to 49.1 cents  per dozen in December, and the average per year was 9.2 cents per dozen.  Thc average gelling price of lhe eggs  varier' from 16.8 cents per dozen in  Ar.rl to 31.25 cents per dozcrr in Jan:  nary, with an average of 21.4 cents for  the whole year. There were i.-joo fowl  in thc three Hocks, ri'.rd it cost an average of just about a dollar a year  per pen for their food. Under the prices  nt which food and eggs were figured,  the food cost 44 per cent, of thc value  of thc eggs produced, leaving 56 per  cent. to.provide for labor, interest on  investment and equipment, depreciation in value of hens and profits.  ly, I lost sight of him entirely, though  I've heard that he has kept up "his courtship without abatement. I have not seen  him for fifteen years, except for the dissolving view I had just as I lodged in thc  tree.  It's rather odd, now that I come tr  think of it, that none of us ever suspected what a vast heijess the damosel Hani  Work was, nnd always ha3 been���������and is  Peter must have known it. Perhaps the  sly chap looked her up in Bradstreet'?  It would be no bad place' to'find it out���������  especially if you study the names of  L-iiose with the highest ratings. She is.  too, I know now, the best companion n  mali e^er had. 'Tis impossible long to be  unhappy in her company. I cannot learn  'hat association with "her eyec juirmed  r.ny man. P. Q.Van excellent fellow. If  isn't his fault that we have drifted apart  ���������we've just happened to live in different  parts of the town, that's all. He is  worth, they say, some trifle of five or si.v  ������������������irllions, more or less. I suppose wien  !-is shoes outwear their'primal soles that  i'������ doesn't give the matter much thought.  Turns them over to his gardener, likely.  Me doesnt know my frjend LeonaT^b.-  ��������� <tit I observe by the published "cata-.  'ogue of his picture gallery that W hns  "ire or two canvase= by the original he-  "rrardo. I have a eoufde of leathers bv  ilie present representative of the family."  If the young man who reads this care-  to call at the hospital during visiting  nours, I will say several Urirrg3 to him  .'ii the subject of making lovo to Hard  Work. Such ns: 'Tis Uro best of love-  .unking. And the time to begin it is i..  -.lie brave days when you are twenty-one,  ��������� -1- younger. Remember, she is the great  ���������-.t heiress, arrd the best of companions.  -Ilayden Carruth in '*Gosmopolitan."  ^CyMcwspijpsr       *" ,  I wane to commend-my ~trTjjJaprr to  a. weary public. You would not permit  free advertising, so I must not mention  its name. In fact, there is a little practical ditliculty ia so doing, that I will let  you infer.  My newspaper depends upon its reputation for giving all of the news, ratner  than upon the tricky device of staring  headlines to gull the thoughtless. Therefore, it does not think it necessary to  begin every important article on the  first page.  Before I discovered my newspaper, I  used to become very irritable at tho  breakfast table. 1 would begin a piece of  news, read down the column, and find  this formula, "Continued on page thrae."  Then- I would refold the great sheet,  stand it up against the water-pitcher,'  and read a dozen lines to the end. Turning back to the first page, 1 would begin  another article and soon come to a stop  with the words, "Continued on page  nine." This time I would rumple the pii- .  per considerably as I hunted for tlie se-  uuel. About tlie third lime, I would say  to my wife, "What is the matter with  this coffeeT I never drank such vile  stuff before in my life."  We killed a man at our club the other  night, and he was a good fellow, too.  We all liked him, but we all joined in  the most brutal assault upon him. The  trouble was that he would everlastingly  interlard his talk with such expressions  rs this: "The news about Smith, that I  was thc first to make nublie, etc." Or  this, "As I told vou all' Inst week, etc."  Some of the gentlest members of the club  fell upon him in-a perfect rage.  Tli ere came into the village a man who  undertook to reform the elub; he said  we were too dull, too remote from real  life. "What," said he, "do we care about  the downfall of thc British ministry, or  the prospects of polar explorationT" He  said the daily newspaper was a very good  index to what the people were interested  in, and we ought to get our subjects  from the press.  Woll, to be brief, he carried his poinl  and revolutionized the club. I will give  a few of the topics that I hear havo been  under discussion: "Who began the row  at McFlynn's saloon?" "The naked facts  of the Jonesbury divorce ease." "The art  of padding for scrawny built women."  They tell me the meetings are very full.  I don't know, iiy wife and I stay ut  home and read mv newspaper.���������KilmUi  Ciston in "life." "  An Unhappy Woman.  MERIT BACKED UY ENTERPRISE!     ���������  One of the surest signs ot approaching winter has come to baud in the  bhape of "Dodd's Almanac" published  by Thc Dodd's Mediciue Co-..of To-  lonto. For thirteen yeais this useful  little book has made an annual appearance and there are few more familiar or welcome visitors to the  homes of Canada. Its data and statistics are carefully prepared by the  best known authorities and have been  fou!id_uniformly_correet   In addition to this Dodd's Almanac  contains much that is of interest to  the Canadian reader. It gives in condensed form the record for tbe year  of the well known Dodd's Remedies  that, first prepared in Canada, have  come to bc a household word in the  homes of the civilized world.  It shows the growth- of an industry  founded on merit and cultivated by  enterprise. It shows the appreciation of the public for a remedy that  they have tried themselves and not  found wanting. It shows the health  hundreds of sufferers have found ki  Dodd's Kidney -Pills when in their  misery they thought death was their  only relief.  And Dodd's Almanac has become  one of Canada's national advertisements. Published in many countries  and languages it has made Canada a  familiar word in those lands where  thc great Dominion has heretofore  stood for a dreary waste of- forest  and snow. And wherever it has gone  it has been followed-hy Dodd's Kidney Pills and Dodd's Dyspepsia Tab-  lots. Xo one irr Canada needs to be  told of their work. It is familiar to  every houscheld/jSiiirice it to say it  has done honor'to The Dodds Medi-  conc Co. and the proud name of Canada., '..'-' '������������������-��������� ������������������.'-.- :  "ilary Queen of Scots was a most un .������  happy woman, wasn't she?" enquired : |  thin "man of a friend in the train th 1  other day. ���������  "Indeed she was," replied the othei  earnestly. . * "".���������."  "Queen Elizabeth was also far from  happy, wasn't she!" * >  ** "Very much so, I should sny, if history'  is to be believed." "'V  "Then there-was Catherine ������������������   ->   ".  ._"W]iat on earth are you driving aty  iriay I ask!" broke in the man who was  being regaled with the njunes of the un-.  happy women of history. -    -    'I  - "I'wos just about to remark," continued the thin nian, "that the name of  the unhappiesl woman in the world does  not appear in history. Now, I've got a  ���������dster-in-law named Martha Tabbs, and  just st present she 33 the most wretched  woman on the face of the earth������  "What's  the matter  with   "her���������lo3t   '  "HI, maybe?" broke in the other. *    ,.  "  "Xo; but, you see, last week her hus- '  band bought *her a two-guinea hat -"j  "And 1 suppose thc two-guinea hall  made her more . unhappy i'lAS. ^Iary  Queen of Scots was, when"she discovered  that her neighbor had one costing ftve?";  "That was not it nt all. She. tvSs ai '  happy as a skylark in a June meadow  .mtil she tripped and fell going up_ some  steps and sprained her ankle. She is now.  lying in bed, unable to wear the hat, and  by the time she can wear it, it will probably be out of fashion. I tell you it is  sad to watch her looking tearfully at  that hat, which hangs on a peg near her  bed. Talk about the unhappy -women of  history. AVhy she i.- more unhappy than  anv ten of theni put together."���������"Pick.-  Me-Vf."  Caught in the Act.  Walter A. Wyckoff, professor of sociology at Princeton, recently married -Mi=.������  Leah   Erich of Colorado Springs,  whom  he met while, disguised  as a  tramp, he  traveled in order to study the liv.es of  the  hoinoles*.    Some time  after he returned to Princeton, he related an inci-  dent_that hnppened_on_a_t.rain on which  he was riding in thc West.    The traiti ~  was a slow one that ran  twice a weel.  between two small stations.   He borrrdjc  it. with two companions, and half an iiorrr  after  starting  it  entered  a   very  Lhiel.  tunnel.    A man seated across the aialc  naked the conductor how long it would  take to pa-.a through thc tunnel.  "Oh, about two hours,*' the cor.uuctur  -napped, and hurried through the eir.  The man opposite fumbled uruor.g lri������  ���������rtiys. Soon he seemed 10 be struggling  with something in the darkn->sf. Sud  den ly the ear was illuminated with n  glaring sunlight, for the train had  emerged from the".'tunnel;' All eye*  turned toward the man oppoVte. Tin-  two hours of darkness promised him hy  thc' conductor he had begun to "te ia  changing his shirt. He now sat thunder-  stricken, his coat, shirt, necktie and cor  lar thrown over the next seat, as naked  from thc waist up aa a'man a'bout to  take a bath.  SB  ENGLISH SPAVIN LINIMENT  (Removes all hard,- soft or callaoused  lumps and blemishes from horses,  blood spavin, curbs, splints, ringbone, sweeney, stifles, spralss, be1**?  and swollen threat, coughs, etc. Save'  ������50 by the use of one bottle. Warranted the lTiost wonderful Blemish  cure.ever kiiown.  A very interesting rV:.- I.a- jn.si taken  p.acc at the village ���������f E.-aussinus. wherfc  the girls, frmiirig; th.-rt' hiishniid, were  ���������aackward in eoinri!!: " forward.' deter-"  mined to give an inter niuionai lunchcrinL'  to wlneh-all marriageable rirerr were i"r,-''  ."ited. Numerous addressesi-njrrtin-st celibacy were given out.ddo th'e Town Hall.  The lovcrless girls took their -pUite?,  each having an empty seat bsside her.-Xo  .ime most of the chairs were . ti)l(j������i.  Many of the men were,over -fortv'., Afler dessert the girl? wii������������. hd. found -wc.������-  ' Hearts danced in the t il'age itl*",*-.. i'-.^'  .Senator  Ingslls' Epitaph.  In accordance with the wish of the*  Ate Senator Ingalls, his widow ha������ placed  it- his grave one of the huge red .iow-1-  dars with which the Kansas praiih--. are  *trewn. The stone weighs five ton*, arni  bears a bronze tablet with the folhivi:!-/  inscription selected from Petri ter I:.--  ffiiih'   work,  "IJlne   Crass-:"  "Wlic;   the.  litful  fever   is  ended,  and   the    :< o:Uh  wrangl������ oi market and. torum is closer1,  ?rass heals over the sear.w-hieh our (I -  scent into the bosom of the earih :u:->  made, and the blanket of the irrfnnt becomes the blanket of the dead.*'  "Professor, I know a man who gay* i.e.  tan tell, bv the impression on his mi--*,  when his wife wants him to come li.,n.-:  to dinner. Is it telepathy ?*' "Xot ni i������Si.  miss. I should call that mendaci:',*"���������  Dhicano "Tribune."  I (  -1  '���������'I  I  sagaagegPT i���������  "1 rr Revelstoke Herald and  Railway Men's Journal.  TllfK.SOAY.   .1 AX.VI'llY  IHIM.  THE G 0 VERNMEN TS'  COERSE APPROVED  From all pa its of the Province ciiinc i  luiles uf appi-nval of the course   which1  ill,- Provincial Government has rulopt- j  t-d irr di'iilirig with   tire   tms.-itisfrii-Kn-y j  condition of Ilie finances.     Absolutely  flee il self from any   responsibility  fur  tin- sit nut inn. it would not have been rr  irmtler fnr- .-.in-piise iind   the   new   rul-  iniiiistintioii  have met tbe situation in  :i    spirit   nl-    coiripi-Diiiisi'.      Fvcryolie  knows thai an increase in tire burdens-  of taxation almost  inevitably   injures  tlie popularity of a government Mint is  responsible I'm* it. Tbe popular ir ier nory  is very short; to touch the pockets   of  the public   is   to   do  something   that,  arouses a feeling of resentment among  most. men.    That the necessity of sin-li  riciion is so ele.-ir that no man c.-ni .successfully dispute it. cuts  Utile   figure.  Alllli.it   is considered is  that-1 lie  de- ���������  m.-iiids of the tux collector' nro gro.-ilei-  tlmn   miller   former   jKiniiiiistriilions.  Then. too. comes letreiicliiiienlriiKl the  refusal of expenditure   whicli   in   the  prist have been granted by  those  who  rook iro thought for the   morrow.   Iml.  ivere contr'iit   if   the   ilisttiliulion   of  grants in every direction ensured them  support throughout the country.     All  these things must lin ve occurred to lire  members of the  present.  Cover-rrmenl  Tvben they wove under tlie necei-ssity of  meeting tlie l.egisl.iture nnd hiving before it a definite  proposal   for-  dealing:  with f.be enormous actual  deficit  tfcirl-  their predecessors bad   bequeathed  to  tbem, and for devising a  plan  for establishing 1111 cijuililirimn between the  revenue and expenditure.    Small wonder would il Ii.-rvejieen had the Government shrunk from facing the situation  boldly .-incl pi-opined something r'n the  limine of a compromise .-ind   lire   partial   postponement  of   an   unpleasant:  duty.  That the Opposition anticipated that  tlie Government'> proposals would be of  the nature uf a. compromise and MiriL  it wuuM shrink fium grappling with the  situation in n thorough and complete  manner. isapp.-irenL from lire articles  which have appeared in lire columns  of the Opposition press. "When the Govern incut's proposals were submitted to  li.e House: when il w.-rs seen tlint flic  ���������whole situation bad not only been fully  trr-.-r.-peil by tlio Government, hut provi-  .-ion made for dealing with it completely and restoring lire finances lo.-r sound  posilion without delny^ and wilh complete inililfr-i-cneclo thcellect I bill such  a course might, have on tire Government's popularity. theOpposition pi-ess  was taken by .surprise. The ground  on which it hud taken ils stand was  cut from miller il. The very .things  that it asserted the Government would  not dare to do. tlie bills submitted to  the Legislature accomplished. Then  another tack wn- taken, one so directly opposite lo tfr.it which these critics  had previously ,-i-sMiincd, tliat tlrore.-tson  Mas apparent even to the must cureless  and supefieial person. 11 was declared  tbat trie Government was crushing enterprise, confiscating people's property  intei-fei-irip with vested rights and  anxious only lo lill ils coders, whatever  might Ire the hardship- imposed on  tbo.-e upon whom the demands for  gi eater contributions to the revenue  ver o made. Figures wero twisted lo  support these contentions. Impossible  theories ns to results of tlie proposals  wer-e invented. Attempts were made  to-create agitation throughout the  country     against    the     "outrageous  to  BOX OFFICE DRAGON  tb* laAUHerrnco or th������> rcrfnnctory Gcatle*  ~- IUB11 ilDJOIllI the (jlMSft; ~*  Twenty stood in line , -all in a   h<H������J.,  oecau^eit was thedirincr bom-and thing?  weregettingcold on the trble. To males  sure of securing desirable seats forthe  evening's performance they must buy  now: to wait would insure disappointment. The perfuntery gentleman be-  ���������vond the glass window muttered wearily tothe "cattle" without. They were  eager: -he was i ml i tie rent. They wer������  obliged to buy what he bad or find tbem  j aelvesin hot water at home; be was net  obliged to sell; be did it as an accommodation to " cattle "��������� the common  J herd. In themidst of the rush and crush  J tbe postman entered the door and de-  liveredahaiidt'ul of letters. An officious*  IKiliccman���������what business had be  there?Is he detailed to standgaurdover  the dragon? An officious policeman  pushed his immense corporeity half way  intothe door and intently watched tho  dragon sort the mail. A gentleman had'  just asked in his most agreeabe voice,  ���������'What have you left, sir, in the  orchestra, for thiseveiring?" The dragon paid no more attention to him than  if hehad been arr imaginary Fa filer in  his little inside. The crowd pushed  hard behind. The gentleman became  sarcastic. J".>Oh I beg a thousand  pardons, sir. I had no intention of interrupting you. When you have finished  reading your mail we, the patrons of  this theatre, would like theprivilege of  putting a few honest dollars into the  treasuryof your manager, "The dragon  red-headed,, arid pusillanimous to the  last degree, sharpened his squirrel-  like pink eyes upon the speaker aird  weuton withhisma.il, inspected by  thecorpulentpoliceman. Thegentleinan  put his money back iu his pocket air J  went away, vowing never-to visit that  bouse-again as long as he lived.  Aphor-llmri.  Ty���������!^anny is always weakness.���������how-  r-ll.  The voica of the soul is not to be silenced.���������AidUei*.  A cheerful countenance betokens it  good heart.���������Rupert.  A brother's sufferings should ever  claim a brother's pity.  Self-ease is pain; thy only rest is la-  tioi- for a worthy end.���������Whittier.  Gratitude is the fairest blossnn  svhich springe from the soul.���������Ballon.  We often do more good by our sympathy than by our labor.���������-F. XV. Far-  fa-r. .   / ,|  The good or evil we confer on others  often recoils on "'ourselves.���������Fielding.  I    "We want no time, but dilisence, f������r  groat performances.-���������Samuel .Johnson.  He who is plenteously provided for  rwithin needs but little trom. without.���������  Goethe.  An abundant life doee not show itself in abundant dream in;;, but in  abundant living.  Heaven will pay for any loss we may  Buffer to gain it; but nothing can pay  for the loss of heaven..���������Baxter.  What it ls our duty to do we must  do because it is'right: not beearrse any  une can demand it of us.���������Whewell.  Four  and  a half per  cent  on  First Mortgage Loan.  If you have, money ont at two to  our per cent, write to tlie undersigned who can place your- money so  it. will net yon fi ur nnd orre half per'  eerrt on first-class city property where  the insurance on the properly will  cover tire full amount of loan.  The people of tiie Soutli are making  more money than the people ol* any  seel ion of the union. Fruit growing  and truck farming pay large profits  because lhe farmer gets his products  into market six weeks en rlier l.hnn the  farmer ol" any other section. Hire  growing, sugar cane growing and tin*  milking of sugar, cotton growing  bring to tlie tanners large returns  iind these crops are sure. No droughts  to en use ri failure. Where people nre  making money i.s the place to loan for  sure iind sale return of principal and  interest.  I give ns reference lion. Waller  Clark. Chief.J iim ice of Supreme Court  for Nortli Carolina, Raleigh. N. C:  Mr. .lo.-ephus Daniel:!. Kdilor Daily  News and Observer, the leiuliug daily  in North Carolina. Raleigh: .Mr. .lohn  II. Sharp. Treasurer Seaboard Ah  Line Kail wa.v. Portsmouth. Vn.. and  .Mr. K. II. Clement. Kdilor Daily  Tr.-rnscripl, Uo-torr, .Mass. If you  waul any iuforrriirtion aboirl, the  South, its hinds, water powers, best  place lo spend winter', ele.. ns Well as  loaning money, write me niul I will  gladly reply. Address .lolrrr Tl  Pal rick. Pinebluir. .X. C.  LEGAL.  JOHN* MANN'INIi SCOTT,  Barrister, Solicitor, Ele.  First Street - - Revelstoke, H. C.  JJARVEY, M'CAUTE\ >fc I'lXKKAM  Barristers. Solicitor*, Elu.  Solicitors tnrliniierinl Hunk of Canada.  -,        Company funds to hum iitti percent.  Kirst Street. Kcvelstoko 11. 0.  SOCIETIES.  FANCY G/KE  AND CONFECTIONERY  If von want thu aJiovo wu can  Mijjply you with anything in this  line.'  White and Brown Bread I  Scones and Buns  SIBBALD & FIELD,  J^.C3-3S33>7 TS  Real Estate W  J^.C3-3S33>7 TS   J-OI2.  r\ P. R. TOWN.3ITE.  MARA TOWNSITK.  UK Kit A ill) TOWNSITE.  JL*������~   CAMHOIiNK TOWNSITE.  Cumuli 1'oniiKneiu & Western  rllNAiNLIAL"') , .cniiiultt Mortgage Cor|iiiruTlon.  f.������rur Fire. Caledonian I'"lre.      Atlas Fire.  Ciirrndlnrr l-'lre.   .Murinnitlle lire.    Norilieru Fire.  liuanliaii Fire.   Munclresler Fira,   Great West Life.  U'cim. Aci'iiieiil ami iMiiirHiiieu.   Courerleratlon Lite  (.Curriutinrr AeeMent Assnraucu Co.   Coiniucticut Fire  IHOUSJES FOR SALE AND BENT.    '  CONVEYANCING. I  CHAS.  FIELD.  Keil  Rose Deiiroe meets second I'll.l fcilirth  Tncsiliivs ofcncli rriorrtlr; White Kdic  lli-xrep  meer.- tliinl Tni'Mlay of eneh (pnirti-r, in Oddfellows Hull.   Visitinu bretirrvrr welcoirri.-  T. It. ItAKER, II. COOKE.  I'reni'lent. Sccrciary.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  Keirnlur meeliiiK" are lielil iir Hit  Oddfullow'sllall nn the Till rii Friday (if i-ach niiiirtli, ut 8 11.111. slinrp.  Vl-sitjnir hrctlircn rnrdrnllv invited  iim        ' EU. ADAlll, W. M  W. JlillNSTO.N*, Rce.-Sec.  Cold Range Lodge, K. of P.,  No. 26, Revelstoke, B. C,  MEETS   EVERY   WEHNESIIAY  ill   Oddl'ell.ius'     Hull    ill   !<  o'clnrk.     VNIiIiis   Kniiflits  are  eiirdiiilly i 11 sitcd.  I'.. l.OYST,, (.'. C.  II. COOKE, K.of K. .MS.  II. A. BROWN, MaMur of Finance  MliiS III    GIVE THE  Vacuum Developer  .1 tri.il j'litt lie ciiviin'i'il tli.il il Mill eivo H'-jiilt-.  >iit- ,(inl l.i-liii^. Cum'.- ve.ikilt-'-.- iiikI iiihIi'-  \t-lc|H'tl fii^.ut^. -iricliiic und \aii(''ieele. Send  ���������-1,'iiiip fin- lunik ���������ont -.imI"'! in jilain eiiM-lui't'.  Till:   .VI'liHNVA HI". Vl.TII AIM lANCE CO.  7I.*J Cui'il'iMi sli-cct, We-t, Wiiimini-r, 1..C.  that     it     w;i������-    pi-0]Ki;s('il  irrrfxist  K-vy.  XVe ave incliiicil to think  llutl   tlic.se  inwme nnrl gionrrdl'-s.-.ituick.-  im   tiro  (j(iv<?i-rrrru-nt li.-ivf  .-ilrcnily. r-eddiiridcd  to its cifilil. They set pei>|ili> lliinkin;;:  ihey ni.-iite   rrif-ri   n.-ked    run'   rinnthci'  ������������������vliril the   ti'uvi-i-rinii-ni   iv.-rs   doirrtr   if  lin-se eh:ui:i-s were  imioet.      Inijuiiy  was ^tiinirlati'd  rind   nut withstanding  the dislike wliieli irid-t p>'iiple   frrl   al  li*-iivi'-r- taxation, ir w.-u.  *unn   ri'alized  that lire i-������--ulr   (if   the   (���������'(ivii-ririKiit'-  pclicy  would   lx-   the   li.'stoi-iiinn   of  Provincial cirdil  ami   the   cmiinifrnw-  1111-iit. ofa   new   si nil   sounder   era   iir  Pr-oviiieial finance.    Then  lhe  tide  of  public opinion turned, mid, as we hnve  said, there, is a fei.-linj.'I Irroughniil.  the  Province that tht: fjovcirirriciitilescives  110 small meed of praise for I lit-coinage  it has displayed in rrreetiu^   iIk;  situation Ixrldly arid without delay.    While  there may he some defecls in delail  in  the measures thefioveiriineirl jir-oposcd  and which it ha.- canicd   tlii(iut.'h   lhe  jlou.-e with   the   loyal   -npporl   of   its  followers,   there    i-   a    very   jrcneivrl  ibeling thai I here has I leen   an   honosl  desire shown to make the incidence of  taxation     nmre   (.'ipiitnhlr*.    rrnd    l.llal.  many of those liest it Irk- to meet   taxation i>ut who. in thi: past, have escaped  5>eai*inK their-fair share  of  the   pulilic  burdens, will now he Itrouirlit lo do so.  wliile the less wen It iiy portion   of   lhe  community   will   lrc   more    leniently  dealt-with!    In tlie course of thu riexl  Jiscal year the full results of  the   firn -  ernmciH's jv.-liey will   he  realized,   in  the disappearance of   annual  deficits.  an equilibrium   between    thc*   revenue  aiid i-xperKlil.ine  established and   the  possibility   of   reductions irr   luxation  substituted for- the necessity of incieas-  ytig the public bnv'tens.���������l-'uloiiist.  -^   Kplgrramd of riot lon.  I alwaj's pray that I may never out-  (ive my-illusions'or my front teeth,  ihough all else may fail me.  Admiration is like porridge���������awfully  Btodging, but you get hungry again al������  Uioet as soon as you've eaten it.  A good nose is an abiding resting  place for vanity. You know that it  Will outlast your time, and that ago  cannot wither nor custom stale its satisfactory proportions.  The quality of mercy should not bo  measured out by teaspoonfuls In a medicine glass, but should be sent round  in a watering cart hy the county council.  They're no sense, men haven't. The  .very best of them don't properly know  the difference between their soul6 and  Uieirstomachs.and they fancy that they  are a-ivrestling with their doubts  when really it is their dinners that are  a-wrestling with them.  it is the duty of all women to look  fiappy, the married ones to show that  they don't wish they were.���������Collected  and the unmarried ones to show that  they don't wish they were.���������Collected  irom Mise Fowler's novels.  WOOD  FOR SALE  FilKCJI -S5.00  I'LU     ���������S4-.50  11 KM LOCK���������S4.50  ClilXAR���������S3.50  .Apply to  A. Cowie  C1T V  R EST A L' RA X T  First   Street.  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  H. PERRY-LEAKE,  Mining Engineer  and Metallurgist.  SI'BCIAI.TIKK :  KviMiiiliiitinii ami i(!|ii)lt.-< 1111 Mining  I'l.tpi'itii-.-*.  S]>ti<,*ilii-.-iti"ii   uml   C'Hl-tl ili-lioir  i������  .Mining .M.icliim-t.v.  .Mill   T������--l<   nf   Ore"  niul   ('iini-i'ii-  Ir-.ili-.  llolfmil JlU'Xl'ill <*i'ilc|  COWAN lil.OCK, lii'Vi'Nlnlii',   11. (*.  ~7T Carious O.cltion. iiil'lBglamff.  -<-  -^^Iii-England^there-Tieears^tcrprevaii'  some curious ideas about bigamy. At  the Liverpool Assizes the other day a  man was brought to the bar: for having  iwrrieci two women without waiting  for the first one to die. He was sentenced to three days' imprisonment, the  judge remarking that, while he Irad  been twice married before a registrar,  he had not "'profaned any religions  ceremony" by what he had done. Tin's  f-ingrilar decision has called forth a  storm of denunciation, especially on the  part of women, ft would seem to be  bad law, for the Church of England, being a state church, all clergymen art  registrars by virtue of their ofllce. and  tbat*gives'the validity tb the ceremonies which they perform, and marriages  before registrars not clergymen havv  heretofore been considered  legal.  Yankee  WINTER RESORT  Pirre Clad -Sand Hills of  Xorth     Carolina:      Pine  Bluir.  A Two-Cent  Stamp   for  Booklet.  F.  C.   ALLEN,   IHMKl'i OK THADi:.  One of the best and  commodious hotels in the  ^-1*-j " ���������'       ��������� ���������_���������-        ������"       ���������  Free 'Bus meets all trains  Hourly Street Car.  Fare IO Cants.  See Wilson'-, iiewlv  stoek of Wools for  Trade.  imported  the    Kail  hesl    assortment  in Revelsloke.  +  ���������J*  *  *  ���������it  .j,*.j..j..}..I..j..j..1..H..j..i. ��������� +** ���������f-M-l'+'H-M  ���������|*|H-  landed  Look lor Uu- UNION' I.AHKL  on all ein-iiierrls nracle by us.  M.A. WILSON,  Ciiiiiliuitu nt -Miteln-ll'-SclHHil  "f Uiir-  ineut. Cuttill*^. New Vnrk.  Ustalili-'liim'iil��������� XcM   'l'n>l"i-   I'.liick.  M. A. SMITH & CO.,  Sikh'i'-'HI 1 In A. N.  Sinitli.I  MASON & RI5CH PIANOS  Renowned for their  frill  and sympathetic lone.  Unsurpassed    irr     finish  and ca^e desig-n.  J. McLeod,    -   Agent  WOOD  Woo (I for sale including  Dry Cedar, Fir and Hemlock.  J. GUY BAR3ER,   -   Jeweller, Optician  P. BURNS &  CO'Y  Wholesale and Retail Dealers  PRIME BEEF.     PORK.     MO l TON     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.  WATCHES FOR XHAS!  BAKERS AND CONFECTIONERS  Ji're.sli and CnmpU'U* Lino nf Groceries.  Jas. I. Woodrow  "PUTOHER  "Now, t&ll me." said the kind-heart'  ed woman, "you're a runaway, aren't  you ?"  "Yes, I am, ma'am, tor tfcll the truth."  replied the young tramp. "Mother died  not long ago, and after that, thinga  didn't go right, and one day 1 lit out  and I run till I waa dead tuckered  out."  "Poor hoy! Couldn't go a step  farther, eh?"  "Oh. no! It was 'cause T couldn't gi  * step-mother."���������Philadelphia Press.  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnished with the  ^Ghoicest=^the--=Mar5tet^=  affords.  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Eatge, Light bedrooms.  Rates $r a day.  Monthly Rate.  J. Albert Stone  Prop  All  orders loft nt W    M\  Lawrence's   will  receive prompt attention.  W. FLEMING.  REVELSTOKE  Business  College  Retail Dealer in���������  Beet, Pork,  Mutton, Etc.  Fish and Game in Season.... '  All orders promptly filled.  "KtfgSgfi. KBYB&SOTB, B.8  1 PELLEW-HARVEY,  I BRYANT &-CILMAN  ������ Mining Engineers  a y     -��������� andAssavejs,^^^^^  S)   VANCOUVER, B.C.   - Kstahllshed 1800  % ASSAY WORK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS  ������ UNDERTAKEN.  "Rhe called me a lobster," he moaned.  A kind friend sought, to Console him  ty saying:���������"Bui. 11 few da.ys ago I  heard her eay that she just loved lobsters."  "I believe yon," said Ihe disappointed  fine, "but women .ire so changeable I  dnn'l. know where I stand, anyway."-*  Baltimore American.  IU  Meianln*.  "Does I*nt m63*11  any  *f'I^L *������  you.   thtlecr'  said  Bishop  Ledum  to  ^hfiS' interf. Bishop," *w  tv,i?v^r re^iy.^ attended all the  SSTflU'S- I ^ odvertl^l In th.  UNION HOTEL  FIRST   CtASS   $2   PER   DAY  HOUSE  Choice Brands of Winee, Liquors  antl Cigars.  D.W AND EVEXIXC CLASSES  IX THE  l.flMAR.Y BUII.DIXO.  Insmrciion is ^iveri in Hookkcejiinjf,  Conuncrcial Arithmetic,.. Peninansliip,  Correspondence. English, Shorthand arrd  ' Tvpewririnif.  Classes   are   bein;,'   formed   for  French  id  l.alin.  " NOTICE.  ! Public notice is given that tire Big  '��������� Bend Iiiimlwv Company Limited Imv/i  i adopted the behiw mentioned tinrlier  1 irutrk-s fnr log* lielongirig to tlrem arrd  ! .-ill |X!i\������ons ai'r; W,ti-ne(l against dealirrg  with oc-kecping in possessidn any logs  bearing any of said marks:  J. LAUGHTON, Prop.  Kir.-t.  Street.  I  WANTED.  ROOD OAKPKNTBHS  Kxpei'ietrccd Carpenters and Fnr triers  I'orJIill W(ivk nt,Arrowhead. Address  \V. J. I.UDflATK, Arrowhead.  MOSCROP  BROS.  Plumbing-, Steam and Hot Water  Heating.  Electric Wiring &  Bell Works.  Pipes. Valves and Fittings,  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C.  ^ B. B. L.  235  Tcstn made rrp to 2,000lbs. 0  A ������pcelally mado of clrucj-ring Smelter  l'rilim, t9  Samples from llio interior by mull or  exoresn promptly attended to.  (iorrespondencuiiollcitcd. (���������)  VANCOUVER, B. C.  H. W. Edwards,  Taxidermist.  XX'n have the largest, and most- complete stock of watches  ever exhibited  in Bevelstoke.     What delights yonri boy or ->���������  girl more than a Christmas present of a Watch. '������������������ ���������  NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT.  NO PRESENT LIKE THE TIME.  Our prices .for Girls or Boys Watches fully guaranteed  range from S2.SO Upward. "      ���������-:���������.���������*!, ���������  ��������������������������� .-  Also  inspect our.ifashi-bhably   assorted   stock  of -Kinks;-'������'������������'  Bracelets. Gold and Pe;\rl Brooches, Necklets, Pendants,-Fobs,    ���������'  Lockets and Silverware. * ,���������***'*  Our Prices are Reduced during the Xmai 8eason  E.  M.  ALLUM, Mackenzie Ave.  Tn full bloom for Fall  and Winter.- If you  wan t an overcoat, that  combines w ar 111 tli,  protection against  inclement weather,  distinction as to the  appearance, stability  of color, honesty as to  material and tailoring:  with fairness of pricey,  all you need ������0 do is  to search our stock of  patterns, let us lnaKe  up the garment and  your exact ^ref|uire-  nieiits will be met.  Ladies'" Tailoked Suits to- Order.  DEKK    HKADS,-'-   BIRDS,  MO I/'XT ICO.  REVELSTOKE,  ANIMALS  B. C.  Dated at Arrowhead, Aug. 28, I WW,  THE BIC BEND LUMBER GO. LTD.  THEO. LUDCATE, Presldon.  BALED HAY  FOR HAUi -Tbrei  No.  1   Prairie   Hay.  and prices address  Hundred   Tons  For  particulars  Olds Lumber and H. D. Co.  ***mm\m*m^J  ni  PATENTS  )PROMPTLY SECURED!;  Write for our Intercntiiij: bookn'��������� Invent-,  or'������ Help" nil'' " How you ore ewlndled."  Send (inn rough (ketch or model of >ourin-,'  vcrrtion orlmprovemcrrt mid we will tell youj*  free our opinion or to v.litthcr it i������ probably,  patentobte. Refected applications have often  been successfully prosecuted by ua. We,  conduct fully equipped offices in Montreal  and Washington ; this qualifies us to prompt--;  ly dispatch work arrd quickly secure Patents,  as brond ns thc invention. Highest references,  furnished.     ���������   , . ...      -  ..    (  Patent'i procured through Manon & Ma )  rlon receive special notice without charge in )  over roo newspapers distributed throughout (  thc Dominion. ���������       . .     1  1   Specialty:���������Patent business or  Manufac->  turers and Hngineers, i  MARION & MARION     5  ,    Patant Experts and Solicitors.   ?  >_������, /   New York Llle B'ld'ar, n������ttr������ri(  S*?J**:   I   AttantlcBMrjWMlilngtonDJcTj  I    J. B. CRESSMAN, - Mackenzie Ave    $  ���������r ..''.���������.���������-',..-.       . ,.-  WM.   FLEMING,  Wholesale & Retail IWeat Merchant.  Fish and Game in Season.  .First Street,   -   Revelstoke, B. C.  SOUTHERN PINES,  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  at Sou hern Pines for booklet.  IMPROVE  YOUR  CHANCES  in the Oommorcial world bytaking a  complete course in Isaac Pitman's  Shorthand. Shorthand cannot be. successfully taught by. mail. I offer you  personal and practical instruction at  mv Evening Classes* which commence  on" November 2nd.    Students Prk  PARED FOR THE ClVJL SERVICE.    P6  further particulars apply to  WALTER MUNRO,  R������v������lctokO| 9. O /?  VOTERS' LIST  FOR 1904  Of  the Municipality of Revelstoke.���������A List of Owners of  Property and Householders.���������  WARD I.  NAME QUALIFICATION  Armstrong, Robt. Property Owner  Aldridge, Joseph "  Anderson, John "  Anderson, Morris '   "  Adair, Ernest "  Bolton, Mrs. S. H.  Beasley. H. E.  Black berg, Andrew  Bo wen, Pat  Bruce, H.  Brundrett, Henry  Barher, O.  Bradshaw, T. W.  Corson, Mrs. Annie  Corson, Frank  Cashato, Julio  Clirsholin, Alex.  L'opel&nd R. R.  Colacurcio, Celestra  (/rcdelli, Joseph  Daniels, A. E.  Dent, Mrs.  Dimsdale, Isaac  Deninau, A. W.  Deblas, Joseph  Dodd, K. ti.  Dodd. Win. E.  Property Owner  Householder  Property Owner  Bews, Walter  -  Bennison, A. E.  Blake, Mrs. B.  Brock, G. H.  Bennett, J. W.  Burch Gen.  Baillie, James  Burridge, Ed. G.  Cross. J. W.  Caley, John  Callin, Joseph  Campbell, Josephine  Clarke, G. M. ���������  Cowie, A.  Corning, Ed.  Crick A. G.  Cressman, J. B.  Householder  Property Owner  Householder  Abrahanison, John  Abraliamson, Chas.  Abrahamson, Andrew  Abrahanison, Noah  Abrahamson, William  Atkinson, B. R.  Anderson, Gus  Anderson, J. R. *  WARD III.  Property Owner  Foote, Wm.  Fosseceoa. O.  Fittent, D.  Fart-ell, W. E.  Foster, W. SV.  Gallicano, Felix  Gallieano,  Vito  Grimes, E. L.  Gullietto, Jas.  Code, M.  Hobbs, Geo. R.  Holliday, Win.  Hyiand, Robt.  Johnson. John  KHbv, L. F. -  Kimlterley, Ed,  Knowlton, Mrs. E.  Kincaid, A. E.  Kirk, John, A.  King, Frank  Lonzo, Joe  Law, Miss Pari  Law. W. J.  Lewis, Thos.  Laughead, Hugh  Little, Mrs. T. J.  Latnuna, S.  Lundell, C. E.  Mennotte, C.  Moore*, J?eter <������������������  Mathie,':Mrs. Lina  Mann, Mat  Moran, Julia  Maddalone. A.  Miller, A. E.  Maxwell, J. A.   ���������*' -  McLeod, John'  McLean, D. H.  JfcLauchlin, XV. E.  ���������McKenzie, D. G.  McDonell, A. J.  ' McCarter, Geo. S.  Ntalon, J. J.  ��������� - Olansen, A.  Ogilvie, .Wm. F.  O'Brien, W. J.  Patrick, L.  Pettipiece, Mat  Pugstey, J.-  . Palmer, John  Robinson, Fred  Robinson, J. R.  " Roome, Wm.  Rose, A. E.  Sargent, Wm.  Scott, Walter  Smith, Samuel   Snider, Wm.  Somes, Fred  Spragge. Mrs. G. M.  Stonex. H. B.  Soshaw, H. A. '-'  Serrianni,.P.  Stacey, Mrs. P.  Serrianni. A.  Serrianni, Gus  Tarantini, John  QYimble, Ed.  Thompson, R. J.  Vrquhart, R.  Van Home. B.  Wilkes, Jas.  Wilkinson, Ed.  Wilson, R. S.  Ayilliamson, Geo. ���������  Williamson, Mrs. E.  Welton, T. A.  Williams, H. W.  Wilson, Robt.  "Property Owner  ..  4.  *     tt  Householder  Property Owner  ������������  Householder  Pro|ierty Owner  4.  Property Owner  44  Property Owner  Property Owner  44  4.  Householder  Dickey, W. J.  Donnelly, Ham  Dunn, William  Downie, Thos.  Doyle, J. M.  Dean, Geo.  Erickson, Chas.  Fleming, Win.  Fraser, Jas. D.  Fretz, L. A  Fretz, Frank  Flindt, Mrs. M.  Fulton, F. J.  Flindt, G. H.  Gullicano, I).  Goddard. B.  Gordon, Robt,  Graham, Mrs. T, J.  George, W. J.  Graham, Ja.niie.son M  Property Owner  Property Owner  Householder  Property Owner  Householder  44  Property Owner  44  44  Householder  44  Agent  Pioperty Owner  Property Owner  Householder  4.  Property Owner  Hutchison, J. C.  Hamilton, Mrs.  Haivey, T,  Harvev, R.  Hanson, C. K,  Hopgood, John  Howson, Mrs. R.  Howson, Robt.  Holland, Thos.  Hume, Murray  Hume, Jas. Fred.  Hume, H. D.  Hume, C. B.  Hooley,' Peter  Hutchison,"Mrs. B.  Hooley, Mrs. M. M.  Haig, T. L.  Howe. A. J.  Hobson, Alec  Johnson   W.  ���������  Jackson, D. E.  Julian, Mis. Frank  Jackson,-E. S.  Jessop, A. E.  Property Owner  Householder  Property Owner  Property Owner  Householder  Property Owner  4.  Property Owner  , , Householder  Property Owner  Birney, W. G.  Beuoit, Louis,  Beck, H. D.  Brault, Ed.  Brown, XV. M.  Bradley, Mrs. May  Beer, Nora  Balleygaarde, Snreii  Baker, T. B.  Brown, Robt.  Caley, Robt.  Carlson, Andrew  Coui-sicr, H. N.  Christie, G, F.  Cowan, Wm.  Clarke, Mrs. B.  Clarke. H. J.  Cooke. H.  Calhoun, W. C.  Downs, Thos. ���������  Doll, L. H.  Dow, Alec.  Dnfault, Peter  Davis. 0. P.  Property Owner  Householder  Property Owner  Householder  Edwards, H.  Edwards, T. N.  Field, C. M.  Flfiyd, H.  Fink, H.  Froiney, E. C.  Farwell, A. S.  Green, R. W.  Oranat, A.  Goepel. W..T.  Property Owner  Property Owner  Propprtv Owner  Property Owner  Property Owner  Agent  Property Owner  Kennedy. Peter  Kilpatrick, Thos.  Kirkup, Win.  Kilpatrick, Mrs. T.'  Lidy, M.  Laughton, John  Lawrence, XV. M.  Law, Mrs. W.J.  L-rwson, John  Lee.Mrs. W. J.  Lindmark, C. F.  Lundell, A. F.  Lewis. F. B.  Lawrence,.T. J.  Lembke. G. C.  Loyst, Rilance  Lindmark, C. F.  Manning, Horace,'  Mitchell, C. W.  Morgan, J.f A.  Morris, Wm.  Murphy. Pat,  Mathie, Jas.  McDonald, C. R.  McCarty, F.  McCarter, Geo. S.  McCarter, Mrs, K.  McCallum, J, W.  McKay, M.  McLean, Angus  McLean, Jas,  McSorley, H. J.  McLean, E. H. S.  McNeil, Arthur  McCallum, J. M.  McDonald, C. R.  Property Owner  Householder  Property Owner  Householder  Property Owner  Property Owner  44  Holten, Mrs. Chas.  Hojigood, R. J. "  HoyiAnd, Robt.  Hull. J. R.  Hyatt, Mark  Haggen, E. A. "  Haner, J. W. "  Johnston, K. D. J. 0. Property Owner  Johnson, Geo,  Johnson. Arthur  Jackson, J. ll.  Kellie, J. M.  Kennedy, J. P.  Kemaglmn. J.  Kettleson, E. A.  Laforme, Louis  Lane, Mrs. B.  Lawson. Mrs. .M. K  Leslie, J. A.  Long,-J. E. ,  Lund, Gus  Le feint x, XV. W,  Householder  Pioperty Owner  Property Owner  ^i  Householder  44  Agent  Property Owner  .    .     44  Householder  Agent  Property Owner  C. Property Owner  (Householder  44  Agent  Newman, W, S.  Newman* Mrs. W. S.  Nugent, W. 0.  <  O'Brien, M. J.  O'BrienrM-J;���������  Property Owner  44  Householder  Property Owner   ���������Agent '-  Property Owner  i ~   14  *       44  '/  Property Owner  Pioperty Owner  Property Owner  Property Owner  44  Householder  Paget. E. W. B.  Pease, Mrs. Annie  Porter, J. J.  Paget, C. B.  Procunier, Chas. A.  Perks, J. V.  Pratt, W. H.  Phipps, A. E.  Broperty Ownar  4*  4.  44  Householder  4,  Agent  Young, F.  NAME  Agnew, Jacob  Agren, Peter  Allen, O. H.  -Armstrong, W.J.  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A NOVEL
rained lo bring tlifngs tc a  climax
lii-vLrrrr suddenly, she went across t.o
��� i crrair ami knell be-
ivornan trr'th what pass-
a   very pretty assiimp-
��� modesty.
1 hare forgiven   her nil
��� whispered, sinking her
run ride ia so���so dear lo
i,-'iir Lady Blanche, you
e, <|i>n't youf Von won't
iiideniy or immodest   in
mur-
ojn.-r-
f.'.v
!-:.i.iri'lr-
��� I k-   ill- C'.do:
��� -iritis: er fc
ilo:i   of -ilr'-.i
11��� I rot:
*>u*. ih'���;,'* .si
n'Ol;-u; "i,rr*   (���
-fue- lhar	
-,iinil-r.st:tri(t  rt
JliiiO: me unr
*e!rT'ng   yon   rriLS���  tha dearest  simrei
at-t::v lr��.irl?"
Jirrbaru      bent     Irer    fata     to   the
������thrrVs  knee, nnd  l.^dy }ilnni-.h��   un-
,'Oaarrr'ouHiy   caressed Uie sleek   plaits;
���ten   though  lr: r  luce wore,   a    lender,
-<v��i1k-iUwik',    loolt,  it    .was    troubled
?ilso. i
���    "it is a   se-.-rei llrat makes me very
v-irtppv,   Barbara, dear," she said  gen-
r-.:ly;   "no'!i;'::;.r would give mc   greater
.r-ttUe-Asiii e    ilr m    ro see. you   as      Or-
izuonde'-s  wife."
r Barbara pressed ner lips to tho
jiwliitc,   i'uvif:il band. '    '
-���-" '<*Ui! voir n> ��� Ke me. so grad���so glad!"
rjhe. murrn-jr'-d.   ���
: SOrriKin-ile .s so (fear to me," Lady
C'Blanclie wer.. on, the troubled look
z deepening' ot, I'.er lace; "and, to tell
r-k-oo tiro ;.rui!>, Barbara, of late I havo
��'roeRH very u:.*rous about him. He
-.-erin.s >o ch urged;* lie never runs in
.-���irrl out ro clLrt wiUi me as lie used
t.f lo; wlr-never I sand for him to
i ��� e, he mikes some excuse, a.s
< ..^.r.-h he w ..hed to avoid nro alto-
.  -Miller.        It    is   botl��   strange      and
-lidl'iuillg."
fc.irbaiJ,   i\ nose heart was bent,   bit
.<>:   lip ngi.rr suddenly. This coufirirr-
^,~of    li .  Irarine's sup-ciiiney    in
.! A'nnde'.-, he trz was simply gall  and
i i-.ai��*oi> L 11- U-5.T.
.Ludy   b..v��i. 'av paused  only    for    a
��� -.o.id. '    ���
"J'liis (l.iir>i" has corae orr  Irim since
.'���-���   'lift   No. .hm.uster. ' Tell   me.,   Bar-
. u.r, wa.s lie . ke liirs'when uL h you?
Van you give,  rue auy lea.son  for   it?"
-"1��� I���  lb   ilc I    can,    dear*      Lady
i!nii>rli..       r   jdi alrad-d Lt   u.is��� ir, i.s
-ii:  iin- iiuK.      f  .was so unkind,     to
V::n."~
jE-'ere I3.iib.ij introduced a most
'.r^iul break -in Irer voice. Sin1 wa.s
, .'Jij-ang .' <tiu.ic.uit role, bul .sin-, felt
,t ii^.s likely to be a most successful
.-���^e. Tire t\maJt start Laxly Blanche
bid. given, and Uie way in which her
-JI.L.V, and eyes Had cleared, were, ob-
-������rri-sl at o-nce, desprrte lln- fact
��.��� it Miss Mo��lyn's eyelids were si ill
���:    ixjp* d.
*i '.ive been reproaching niy.self
mr e.nt-e; arm��� and to le 1 you' lhe
���. il r-ullr, dear Vady U.nrche, I
..-llii .-.o; rti~[ until 1" or in.' up lo
~�� - -li.n and .old Irian how vory .soi-iy
; :u;. for rny .Miipwlity ,ind unlcinil-
. u-is.       IT.'  will 'Orgive me���       he    is
i��r*e to forjr.ve rne, is ho holV"
'. l.-jkj  Ulciiitlw bent and U:.->r-��d      the
; .ri.-.  ii.>s.
's,    -T.trg'.ve   you!"    sfto    cr'ie<l   briskly.
*   Of i-our.se In- w.li; only g.ve hirrr the
���.-.nre.       J'oar  Urmande!       Why,   he
t-kts-l   rhe  picture' of musei-y. You
:-.-e! ! .tie rii n<r, to maJri'  hiru so un-
r.ipp  '       I    rever   saw   a    man       so
!i.-d irr all  ray llfol"   Then, with
i. ir'>   of  true fcelmgi   "My din rest
I,  ;ou lrrve   iirlcen a    load  i>ff my
���  '   ���'.      I   ncrpr thorium  of   ihl-s.      I
.. ..-   i   ^r. i       a;rmed tne worst,   and
._.."*.I'd   il,  r.   ��� ornes    this    delightful
i--...- .lin   ii..1 to ry'tiling f<>r which   I
.    ve lo-ij.^ l   o rriacJi��� a   romance be-
""   -e'h  i ca -..id   Urtnacdc���   really  cx-
-   ���-,   arr.i  w.ll   e::fst   oa,   let   us   ho|ie,
...   ���  le-i-iS .ni'l years.   Forgive  you; 0/
I;.-   w 'I   an<l listen,   IJnb.n.r
' o s!.-.i!l com1  hero    tliL-s   vory eveu-
���   -��� --I I .">i ".  ���'.
Uo.r't   U'll   liua   I    am   rr.-re   when
���    -ii ; <;-,r L-eri.l."      There was  no nrs-
k ng ii'e ("r-erncss in Jli.--, Melon's
e."    "I���   t   fcirould: noi   like Umi."
."',���������   I-ii'p  ".e  maclied     lho      grrl'.s
l r uoi
_ -a.   ���'.
-.1 h i --.i.
--���'Ili--,
������' .-:  tii ir
!'������.' sue nodded h"r head
'1 ".n no fool, a^s you .shall
!, aii'l w'Ul bi >tx> lir>t to
��� fi.:u:e. There, less nre.
A\ near; ttenio.'oilh, mj
j^i i>rve marie rne liap-
I   it\ve    felt    ��c> ���  ruan\   ���
r    ij  a   ��'.-."   and- "
i'.'r:,''  liar bira  broke in  hurriedly,
*'   .tz  mu. '   : Jt expeact. too  much   to-
���Irh"-, d.    :   l.idc U.r.DClK!. Ueinsmbur.
1?  mm le In" to torgtTe rae,    and      he
-.iiio'  -to i   ail at once," with a  .shy,
r.'-i'o:-   'iu;.'lu       "TMnk  of  his    <tig-
������i.'iy.       N>>,   f      mast  Dumbie     myself
fist,   but   tvnnot   expect   to   lie-   re-
"Tv^'t-'Sa"-IstcE^iffo^iii; vof "roo"s6on7" ~'^
"Vou are  ��� wo silly    children,      and
���'>j'i dc.,"r-,3    to    in humored:      but
���"' ;ere"���  -.vi.r: another k',-s��� "I    pro-
r.j'.'ie to he .'.eat and   b:ind  until    you
-*:!������� u:e if, see, lieax, question      and
oagratulata."
And Itarbira .*Mi3ercyn drew a sharp
-'^!i of a^mo relief. .So far, so-well;
!-ifore ni;{lit .scoutd be ended she
���-���.ould h-ive>playe^l ttf bust card in
:rio game arwl liiat was to land h��r
C.ito  Ui-'it  d-vsiranio  p��isiliori   of      Or-
- -.ajide'.i wife and tot ure Countess of
*'i'!ran��-cour:.
Wlut  would tv Uie result?
OU AFTER, XXVI.
Ormande,   Lord   Otway,   was   toiling
wearily       up     the.     s.arrs       of       hi.s
a'imble,   unpretentious   home   on   the
-veaing ol the day  ihat had seen the
'-rrriva!   of   Mi.~s   Motttya   in   London.
lln  had   had   n   long,   tirinK   day      a-
- long ihe poverty- stricken and the
. i:k; working to c.omforu and console
��� workint;   to forfreu
Ue stored for a  moment- in  the door-
-.vay of hi< room, then hesr.nted; then,
---s'if   urged   by   some   uncontrollable
,-vnver, he moved across to a  writirrg-
ible,       and   unlocking   one      of    the,
��� drawers,  drew out o   -small   piece,     ot
;>:per and  gaz-id at  i^ with  arr  earn-
���siness   that   was   alrno.st   piinful.   II
was n  rough j-nri! sketch  of     K.rtlr-
irine's    lovely    face. Ormande   h.ul
-een   Captain     D.-rwent-    doing      llii!-
,  :>ioture,   ann,     waiting   hi-  opporlnn-
' -.ty,   had   managed   :o  |>^r.suadc        thc
-��oungr.offiner to give him  the .sknl.cli,
ft   was   hbi   dcares.    ���hi.s  saddest   ���
possession.
"If I hnd hut saved her!" lie
groaned; "if .she were, only free from
this shadow and 'runt of sin, even
though Death its'-lf nhiirned her, I
-ihould be conten; I Oh, rny dcarylear
ioyel Lost ��� lust- lo me and tn
Heaven I"
It wa- m�� often be permitted himself to give v.-ny, arrd now, wi lr an
effort, lie con .rolled his ernnlirjn.arrd
"locking away lhe sweet penciled Snr.v,
be   rose  rnsolut<���'v   ;o   his   feel.
Then, for the firs: trnrr?, he brami-
a ware of a sutr aw.ii.i.-rg hrm ou the
.table.
"from Aunt iflanohe," ha
mured, brushing his eyes, and
injs: the envelope.
Lrdv Blanche wrote only a
Jiri"s.
"Hear Ormande ���Tr* jou have :ir>
i.ther- eng igi-men:, I wish you wouM
run   up and   diue   with   us   to-night.   I
want   to see  j;>u  particularly.   Don'l
ilisappoiirt   me   this   time,     my     dear
boy; I see nothing of you  now.
"Your   affectionate   aunt,
"lil-incliB llellairs."
"Poor 'Aunt Blin-lie,"' Ormande
murmured to himself. "I am too selfish. I forgot thai she and Mali in
were all alone. I must go to-nighl.
weary "Enough I a.m. The sooner 1
wean myself from solitude the bet-
ierl"
iN'everlhelesa, it. was wllh a heavy
sigh Ihal Orniairdn dressed for dinner and drove off to the hotel wheie
Lady Blanche was slaying. He was
cheered a little by the warm greeting hc received, and smiled'liko hit-
old self as Marian Adrrir flung lY-r
arms round his neck with a cry of
joy  not: to be mistaken.
Dinner wa.s server! at once,and then
Lndy Ulanche spoke of the business
for which, presumably, she had summoned her nephew this evening. She
seemed in very good spirits Ormande
thought, and ho exerted himself to
be  as  bright  as  he  could.
Once dinner was over, Lady Blanche
made  a  sign   to  Marian.
"I know yoa will excuso me, Ormande, but it is time for Marian to
have tho "bandages changed, and [
like to superintend this all myself.
Go into the other room. I don't. su|>-
poso you will be very dull. You will
find all the newspapers, and" ���wiih
an imperceptible pause ���"and other
things."
Ormande,       of   course,     obeyed   hia
aunt,   and   sauntered   into     the      adjoining    apartment,     but   no    sooner
there   than   he.   started   back   with   i
sudden   exclamution.
"Miss Mostyn I You here?"
What   a   crowd   of -horrible  memor-
res  rose to torment  him as he stood
meeting  that set,  cold smile!   He   was
too surprised   even   to   hike  the  hand
.Barbara   extended   to   him.
"Ypu  here ?"   was  nil   he  conlrt say.
T!arl>ara   came   toward   him   softly.
"Yes; I would nol:  let. Lndy Blanche
tell   you.      I wanted   to give  you      a
surprise,   Lord   Olwni,"   wilh   a   ririv
little  pause  and  a   sigh.      "T���I hupp
it   Is  a  pleasant  one   (o you."
Ormande   put   his   hand   into   her=.
"How     roulii   il    be   otherwise?"   lie
snid   quite     merhanicalily.      In   vi'iirr
his   eves   seemed   ro   s"e     thai   other
pile,   beautiful    face     gleaming   fri'in
beyond   Barbara's   near,     fashionable
head.
"Oh, I nm so glad ��� ��0 glad I" she
cried, and so .saying, she drew him
across tho room ro a cornfortab!"
chair.
"Sil down," she said softly, "and
let us chat. I have so much lo
talk   nbout."
She drew up another chair, an I
sank into il with a rustle ot her
silk skirts, then, glancing al. hir.i:
"How pile you are t" she exclaimed.
Ormande parsed Iris hand over his
brow.
"The heat of tlris .summer has tri -d
me very much," ire answered, evasively, lie feL a sense of annoy.rn---'-
and disgust creep over him. In a
vague sort of way he seerrred to r u-
eognize that he bad been tricked into meeting (hi* girl, for whom Ire
had nothing but di-Hke. anil co.i-
tempt.
"-Ah, yes; and you work so har<\"
Barbara said, wilh a lender inflection
in her voice. "You need some one
to lake care of you. Lord Otway.and
see   that  you  do' not   fall   ill."
"A man is a poor thing rf he cen-
uot stand hi- share ot* work,'" O -
m.indo an.-wercd coldly. N'or une
word was mentioned nlviut Kai'i*
rir-ine, for whi-h Orman le was g a --
fill. To have to INlen to h.ir. n.
vulgar abuse of her. even Ihcuch lr.-
believed her to be livrng in sin.wo. 1,.
hive ly'-n more than hn could b -: ;������
and he kn"w that Mi-s Mistyn wojIm
have      no     \wm-'n!%    r   ndtrii'���s       in
once rn thai rnv.-i-'it ( ./;:i ���,--", . 1\ ,
would i-iiuisJi h\'i; .��:.������.-.-r ������.'��� f..r ::il A���
disappoint irionr anil ve.vninn his ������ n-
duel had erased Irer. She bad no i I ",r,
bur her brain wn.i >--iil-":;l in >v ������'���������
ulatiir.t; mean and di.siuirrur.ii.iie .i.i i   ���-;
nnd that she \voutd be "V.'Q with
mande alio never l.^r on<:  ra"iiieii.    ..-
lowed her.siit   to  donbt.
Lady Blanche liurUnrs :rc:i llai'-.���:��� '
were searel at br cr lcf.-i.st lire :i vl
luorning, and cn.pyrng a uikhI ie...-
ininu chat, whi;,! .\i:.s. I'l-evanlon w-.::
engaged irr p<>rfiirii'in'? <-.niimis<'n.rs
for her tyrannical ini si i us.-, urnl liii-ce,
and Marian Ad.il'r wn.s al her less.-ns.
nnd wondering M!rd!y ��Tieii her dear
Craven would .serr.l her news fniiii
An&tralia,  when lire .im.-i- was operre i
in   wi  ir a
>"!!i, li't Iiomii nice an nnge!; had nu-n-
im'. hi i- luck Irom the grave; und so
urr  ."ill   he   --������.���.- oxhiiMtod.
Mr. iliintiose, waicnrng  Tfathar Lie,
I  -
t touchirrg   on   the   snb.j'cf.      He    li.-'
| guess"d how ciuel anrl wrong Darb'
had acted toward  the girl who-= oi *
X'urlr   had   b��en   h��'r   unconscie-u^   r ��� ���-
alrv  witb the hei'-e-s of 1'rexley  !.'���' I
'T ,im afraid M'iri'lii irni.t b" i" **
he snid, qui-'tly, "or rny aunt wr>>. J
not have neglecced yon. as she .appears  to be doing now. Mis-s Mostyn.''
"Oh, please don't trouble. Lor.I f*i-
way. I am such an old friend of dr-.-r
Lidy Blanche's that she knows I
shrill make myself at home; h-si'- s.
I want for nothing while yon are wi-h
me."
Ormande  frowned.   These   words.r-nl
-more���esp*":r|rrll-y���fh,"i;-rj^rTil^��i:l*~in~""r!"r^rr
they    were   uttered,   jrrre.d   on      h*:rr
piinfully.
"Nevertheless, T ihink T will "in-l
h-r." he said with increased ci'.-l-
ness.
Barbara rose as he wns moving
and  put one  hand  om   his arm.
"Don't po," she wliisp-r d, wi h ti
flush rising to her fie. "I want to
speak to you, Lord Ot.way, very
particularly."
���       ���  ��� -��� r
When Lady Blanche, returned to
her room from attending to Marian's
w.rnts, she found Mis.s Mostyn standing alone by  an  rip-n   window.
"Where is Ormande?" she asked in
surprise.
"Lord Otway has gone." Barbara'.1
voice was choked and thick, her iV.es
was also very pale. "You ��� yon promised not. t.o risk any questions, dear
Lady Blanche," she said hurriedly.
"He ���he cannot quite forgive me:
but��� il. is sure to come, right; quit"
srrre  to come, right in   the end I"
Lady Blanche, smiled nnd nodded
her   head. '.
"Silly children I" she remarked, ns"
she kissed Barbara and aaid gnisi-
night. "lint, there, yon are en'v
like, all other lovers siacn the world
begtn, and rro one can arrange the-'1,
m-riit-rs save, your two important
sv!-.-"���(. Xow run ..-iwrry, and sle i>
well mv der ���and dream of the
.li.-.',;>pr."."!--i  in   the   future I"
Ltnly I.I a i.e. rnrghi: tin ve, modifi:-il
he.r cheerful ri"'H if she hdfl knrnvn
the. rt'il trrult, 1 ha I. M.'i rhnrn Mrisiyri
hn'! hirriii'i iterl hcr,s"II' hii far ns , .
offer ber hind arrd her fortune i r,
Ojninnde, Lord Otway, anil hart rr.-
ce|vr/l a cold, c.orr rr'-oirs re.fusnl, a r...
fu,"i I in K-'-f-'-h conrcrnp' nnrl .ist'.n-
iH'linienl mlng'ori. to a large, degree
livt-n i.-1-dy Bl,',n::hi! would have si'...!
iTtrlniKl ha<l she Known this; fnr, rni'l-
dle- nged tin slin wns, sire. w:ih si ill^n,"
iithIi-.s! ;in :i girl; litrl linrbri r,-r n"ver
inl'Tided nny one to know, nnd as she
walked down to her bedroom i|i<i
nirlir��� hafflort, anl rng.'n/ ni h
inter��� Hlie swore thai nol orrly wmrM.
.-'lie  he Ormirn l.e's wife yet,  bul. lli.-ri.
i.ud'Ludy Druirrnrond <:
r usb.
"Now, what dn yon ihink?" tie
crirvi, before she hid birely- ithl
t-hrough tho loriu.rni'y of cjhn!;!rr:;
hrindH >^ith Lady l.'lnni-he, and b-
At owing a iumI. mi riui-lrnra. "I beard
the news lasl niglit; met Carrul hers,
who told, me you wore h.'re, Bai-linn,
antl so up I rushed ro te'.l yorr all
about   it, and vindr't-aie rny  cans'-!"
"That sounds like    Jieillam!"    lln ������-
bara said coldly; she had  a   pre.se'n :
ment something <l��sn green hie  wa.s g.i-
ing   to happen.
Lady Drurnmond curled her lip,
and nodded her head.
"Wait a moment, my dear!" ahe observed, with annoying cuolness. "first
of all, I   have      lountl out Katharine.
and her husband "
"Husband?" broke in Barbara,
sneerrngly.
"Yes, Barbara, -husband! Ah, I
knew I was right! If ever honesty,
purity nnd uprightness were wiiften
on a .woman's lace, that face was
Katharine Brereton's. You would fall
in love with her at once, f know.Lady
Blanche; you could, not help it."
"Lady Blanche, fortunately . tor
herself, is gfl'te-d. with more wisdom
and common sense," was Barbara's
rude reply; To whrt:ll, however, her
aunt   made no   direct   response.
"Yes, I have round Katharine, - anl.
found her,,imt an ouicant, or a disgraced woman, out cue who will re n't
with yoursell, Barbara.". She hns inherited all old IJnlrymiile's rnri y,
anil he.r home, nencetorth will ba at
her   own estate, Cliin-iton   Abbe-'."
Lady Blanche gave an exc'.i-nri-
lion, and ifni-bni-n was ren lei-eil
speech less.
Charlton Abbev, lire one place .rbive
ill others of wh-'-li slie li id ever 1) 'eir
jr-ilous an.l errvi.i.rs ��, was sun.rie.l
only eight rurKs Irnr.-i llrexley, aril
had aln-.iyb been a iliorn in Mils
Jlosryn's side, 11. trig .rs far nbrve
her own possession in anrri.uity,
boiuly and value as the diamond
does above glass. And (his had coins
lo ICnt liar ine, tbe girl sin loathed,
haled nn 1 deiested' Yhe thought was
maddening.
"lJray where did you gel (his fai-y
slory from, Aunt Kllenij" she uski'd
with  a   very disagreeable laugh.
"l-'rom Mr. Montrose, who hip-
pens lo be one ol Katharine Smythe's
trustees "
"Kalharine t-mythe, indeed! On my
word, Aunt Ellen, you are easily imposed upon. fray have you seen the
lady's marriage certr'rerte, and does
she stoop to lhe pretence of wearing
t  r ing?"
"I have seen Katharine's eyes as
she told rne slio wa.s Uoidon Smy ilia's
lawful wife, a tact .Mr. Smythe has
'laken great purrs to impress upon
every one -since rn-it wife Ins inherited a fortune, nnd that is enough
tor  mo,   liarb.iral"
Lady Drunimond's voice was full nf
quiet contempt, ami Lady Blanche'?
face wore a puzzled, pained expression.
"ICyesI Pooh! bah! The woin'in
'a an arrant tiunrh.rg! Aunt iOllr-n,
t am sorry for you!'
"And T for voir. Uirbara. f regret i bat any re'iuive ot min" f.hoirl 1
pos.-se^s so m-'-rrr a sp: :.; you -....n -j
rej nee til.it one of yuur own .s.^-v bus
ruffic out unscatlrcl trom rhe f:ie r.f
shame anrt scaruta:. K.nharine l.a,
been cruelly -a r<,n_'i-d: .~he did not
tell me that, out I know it; I -r:r
certain of It! ,���mi" '!../ th�� truth
may be. told, -in! ihen via, loo, rn^y
teirn how ersy r' rs tor u^ ro ji. I -
otners, and Ier our ov.n firrits yi. ;, *'
Then, turn.ng to Lady Bla.-irhe,
Lady Drurnmond rcatinii'-d: "Mr. ,rr-.<l j
Mrs ?mythe go town to-diy ro
Charlton Abbey: th'- doctors J'lit
giv��n him p"i-mi*smn, and he v. r.i h"
cirri11-! there by the e-.^i��st ;n nn,
possible. K37.harine. Iras nsk-'t   rue,
and I shall pay ner a visit as early
is I can. Let all the world sir!"
against her, I witl still b��Iieve and
respect b��?r, for her {.ith<*.r'd snkv
first, and now for her  own!"
ThB
nrifp.
CH'AI'Tait
ne.wrt   ot   h��T
-fi e.ern !>^t     lr,-ii:
XXVII.
strange   r'nherit-
11 hji ninn���itlf >������ l.o.
thing  bul  a   wonderful dream.        the
could   not     believe    he.r    ears    as she
stood before. .Mr. .Mom rose, ;md  Icin
ed that riches, and all that niak'ts life
luxurious had come to her.
"I have had some difficulty In fn I-
ing you, my dear," .Mr. Montrose bad
said, as .the girl strll stood speechless
and amazed  before him.
They were tniking in a little rormr
that led off (ho one. where Cordon
was   lying. fle    could  hear    every
word, nnd this sudden wealth wns
something more than marvelous and
delightful  t.o htm.
Katharine was quick to notice, r h<!
a! in oh t pained hesitation with which
her father's old friend addressed h-r.
Mr. Montrose called her by no name,
thus proving tnat he already judged
her ns Gordon nnrl intended s!:e
should be judged, nnd she couldc do
nothing but srrhrnrt ro this. When rhe
question or imme/li.-rtR ways arid
meini had been entered into, Mr.
Montrose was anout to lake his departure, when hc wns stopped by
Gordon's voice, weak and low, calling
him  from the next room.
"I have lre.ii rd all yorr have been
sayr'n-j," he, muttered, with a ft ream
of hi.s old sneer rn hf-j eyes anl lii-H.
"Ho��� f nm married, to a rich wnrn-n,
il: seems! Aye," as both Kat Iur rim:
nnd Mr. Montrose started 'involuntarily, "we are, married, sure enough,
aren't:  we,  Knitfe.?"
Katharine wns n:e.nl. for a moment.
She found, it dirri'cutt to stifle h-er
contempt for this man who, ri"-.v
thai sbe could give turn riches, determined, thai she, was worthy of the
consideration whr'ch, as a woman had
been h^r due trom'the ffrst; bin Ilie
next 'moment, a sense of great frre-
dnni e.'irne over her, ,-in.l, lifting beeves to Mr. Montrose, slie said, very
simply:
"f am his wffe. f hirv-1. been his
wife from .flic first."
Anl then (iorrlon talked on oxcil-i illy about t'-lnr rlton Abbey, arwl declared tbey should go ilin-e' a I. once; Im
���-vas strong enough lo stand twenty
j iu nevs. and. he was i'n ;ftir to li ��� ��';
bmire  wiih  hrs <lear wife��� hN      v/ife.
I eaw her shiver involuntarily.     Thero
] was much >to bo questioned��� much to
Xiu  known;   but  a   gi:.nco  iit her lace
I determined   htm   co  question   nothing
| yiiL.lt wirs suilicient that Ira knew her
��� lo b' Gordon .smyihe.'s ic^til  wife;   in
I liiiiQ he mi_vht  find cut   lhe truth     of
this strange alfnir��� lhe nreaning 'of
Katharine's sad. face��� but. not yoi.
'After that, it wa.s all bustle and
confusion io the girl. She seemed lo
live in a dream, out of which the
meoring with Lidy Urummoud and
her warm, affectionate irrauiier rose
gratefully. Shi; was claimed on every side, by lawyers, by doctors, nnd
i-hi'fl-y by Gordon, who, with cunning
dread, feared lest she. should slip a-
way  from hiru  now by some chance.
It was not Kat h.rrine he doubted;
ho knew the power he hud over her.
But now thai her po.dlion was olian^;-
ed, hu feared that she mighl open her
heart to her new friends and so escape him. His one. .desire, one idea,
was to leave London and get uway
to Charlton Abbey, ijiere to remain
until his strength was fully returned.
���The day came at last that was
fixed for the journey. Lucy Smythe,
whom Gordon had at length permitted to be informed of all that had
happened, was in an agony of fear.
���All astonishment at 'the news of
Katharine's wealth and the strange
marriage -had been swallowed up in
tho naturul anxiety her mother's
heart had undergone from the first
moment. She had rushed up to.be
with her darling. She had no time
no thought to devote to any one but
Gordon; and if she had noticed Katharine's pale, changed face, it would
only have seemed to her right and
natural   under   the  circumstances.
The presence of Lucy .Smythe-was. a
relief to poor Katharine, for apart
from the terrible mental' burden she
had been -callud upon tt> endure, she
w^as nearly worn out with her constant   work  in   the "sick   room. i.
"I  think I'(must go  wiih  you   and
nurse you a liale," said  Sister  Dora
gentl/y,   just   as  she  was   taking: her
departure. .
Katharine  smiled  faintly.
"Come-and stay  with  me,  yes.   But
I need no nursing, derr; r am no. il!.''
The   sister   gave   no   reply,   but       a
pang went through her heart as th"
gazed   at   the  girl's  face,   that  spoke
all  so clearly  ol   the oickr.css wnnln.
"Poor   child I"   she   said    .<>   her-re'f.
"Pool-   child!     Whatever   power     has
linked   you  to   that   brute  has   killed
your young life as  easily  as im-r can
crush   a   flower.    1   would   give   much
to   see   that   shadow   leave   her,    but
while she   is near her husband   that
can never be."
Katharine's first impression of her
new home was no; a pleasant one.
/The day was dtnk and gloomy, and
the_ difficult nnd painful task of
lifting the sick man from Ihe special
carriage in which he had traveled
direct from London, gave a grucsomo
nnd saddened aspect to everythln-r
.All she w.is conscious of was a desire for rest, for soli;rule, for psnee;
the beauty, I hc mngni.'ience ol| Charlton Abbey, it;, spniotrs grounds, lis
lofty walls, ils luxurious appointments, all were lost on her. Sire
walked into the qrr.iinl, (Id- fashioned
hall in a set, mechanical fashion, returning the serv.iiris' greetings as in
a dream. The Iouk ou her young
face and in her beau.iful eyes haunted Mr. Montrose for mmj and many
a  day  afterward.
"Whnt can be her' secret ? Whirl can
it be?" he mused wiih contracted
brow, as he greeted her, having s-ic-
rifi".cd a most particular- appointment in London on pur-pose to do .-o.
He would have shiunk back aglr.-st
could he. have guessed tlrat the~*-lra-
dow that huiig over her young head
wns one that wonM hnve changed th"
strongest and stoutest heart ��� tbe
shadow of murder- I
As she walked up the broad staircase, ehe memory of all her misery
returned   lo  rhe  girl   with   a   rush.
"This is mine, ..nd yet what am I'
The wife ol" a murderer; ihe wife of
one who if known would be shunned
and feared. Tl is a mockery. What
right has this old house with rny
tainted   li'*P ?"
Mr. Monrro.-e ,ilon�� un-lerslood anil
grasped   foiri"  r,'"<r of  the   truth.
He took both her cold, small bands
in his, when he .went away the rn:xl
morning. '
"Now promise to send for me whenever you any nce.l mc, my dear,"
he said, gently, and with real affection in his voice. "Look on m�� not
only as your trustee, but as your
friend." ' /       '
^T-hcrH^���WHre-tea-r3=iTi"Knthrfrin-"-'S'
eyes as she thanked him. and ,'h"1
stood on thir doorstep nnrl waved her
hand in farewell greeting, as Ire.
drove down the avenue, then she
turned and moved indoors slowly,
with  her fingers clenchrid  tightly  to-
federi anil weakened, so Gordon
Smythe flonri dred; under his moi h-
er's. terrder- care,  with  the strong i::i-
psf.us of realizing how pleasant: life
could be. now, tho sick man made
wonderful pro.rrens; tin ex;i!ehient
mid natural hicnaj-en feebleness ;is>
the results of lire long journey wore
off marvclously, and a; ihe end* of the
week,- to Lucy Smythe's great joy,
there was a marked cJinngo in her
darling's   appearance   nrrd   coruiLion.
Gordon, however, wa.s noi: sniisial
with himself yet; he wanted to b-.-
���quite well again. lie never tired of
cursing the ill fate thnt. Ii��d strelcli-
<��t hiin on a sick b:-d at: Ji-.ch it moment, wiY'ii, for rhe first tirrre.moiiey
and all its power w.-rs put into his
ffrasp.
"And I will punish Jier! I have nol
done with her yet !" ran the venoraed
thought, in his mind ���always the.
same thought I ���revenge on the girl-
who regarded him rrs so coiil.emji-ib'.o
and miserable a thing, who had been
crushed to earth by him; and yel
whose spirit, whose noblu nature he.
had not even touched. "Yes, I will lie
revenged on her; she shall learn what
it   is  to     Bespise  mu  and   refuse  mv
get her.
"Oh, daddie I daddia I" she moaned
to herself. "If Heaven would only-
let you come and lake mel 1 am so
tired, so weary of living like this���
bo   wea ry  ami   worn !"
Lucy Smythe noticed tbat evening
almost for thu first time how ill the
girl    looked.
"You have worked too hard, rny
darling. You have, worn yours.-lt
out. Ab ! but you had something to
make you work, Kulharino ���our dmr
one's life. I: i.s not with every one
(halt I would so gladly share my boy,
Kattie, but you ���you are worthy of
him!"
Katharine      listened   to   no       more;
witb   a   smothered   exclamation      hiin
turned   hurriedly   away  and   left   the
j room, hurrying on till she reached her
own apartment.
J "ft is this hypo;riBj',lhls awful, hor-
| rible yc-il f)f hypocrisy tha I. clings a-
j bout me ���th--<l: kills me !>' she said
| passionately to herself. "Oh, to be.
I free ���to tear rnyse.'if from.it'all ���
j to ond it all I"
.Be   patient,    Katharine;   bo   pafi'-nl,
brave   spirit !   Kale   is   stronger   than,
is   n   limit     to      human
and     your    limit   is      ,rr
love I I can always hurt her through
that other ��� curse him I ���and I
will !������
Katharine had evinced neither surprise nor ohj-o'ion when sire found
that her new home was within so
close a distance of Brexley Hall. The
girLwas really ill. This apathetic
condition was the forerunner of a
thorough break-up in' the nervous
system; she was becoming lo��t in the
henry lassitude nnd depression that
grew worse and .worse every day. Her
lifo was spent in her room. Gordon
had his mother and a regiment of
servants to fulfil his smallest command, and Katharine was free lo
be alone With her thoughts. She never approached her husband, even for
a moment, and this strange proceeding awakened great curiosity in the
household,������ who could not, understand
the  nrr.mgemerrt  at  all.
Gord.on bit -his lip savagely at this
mu've; it lookea i'o mm lilte doiiance',
and. roused his anger. ' '; ���   ,. ��� "���
"Where is KathnnneT" he. asked hie
mother shortly, one morning. "Send
her- to me; I want her."
"K'lthnrine is riot at all well, mv
darlinr," Was IJucyl Smythe's reply,
given quickly; "indeed, | nm mrsr
anxious about ber, Goidon. I have
intended speak n^ to you for soma
time about her. ..I.t I did nol like to
worry you/rny dcjresi oner-
Gordon's on',- r-p'y *n this was nn
oath,   <rrowIe I tn:i   curtly.
"She's nil I'igtn-, send'h-er to me,"
he re.iWr.e.r- J-.n-i wiili n sigh that
s''e onnld not repress, Mrs/ Smy I Ire
obeyed.
Knlhnrine was ptssmi down tbo
stairs when lhe message reached her.
She paused lor .tn instar* with eno
hand piessad to Her aching brow,
then, ns if mechnnicn'ls-, she turned
into  the  room   where Gordon   was.
"You have come at last, have you?*'
ho greeted her with a   snoor.
His eyes went savagely to her face,
and a f'-own rarae as he looked at
her. nis nimlier was right, and she
wns ill; yel ill as she was, she wa.s
as cold and silent as she had ever
been. The dignity of her 'bearing,!ho
sense of the cli ism that gaped between lhem, ni-i'le his anger and vexed pride rise higher.
"Get on your uat; 1" am going ;oul,"
he snid sharply.
Katharine paused for a moment,
then her astonishment round a vent
even  in  her drrzed condition.
"Going oui?" she repotted vaguely.
Gordon  threw oft the silken coverlet thai  lay across his logs, and pushed  himself into a   silling posilion   on
tho couch.
'"Yes, going out. The doclors would
keep me boxed up here tor always.
Ring the hell��� I shall go for a drive.
What is .the use of keeping servants
and horses il yon do not uso 'lhem? I
am sick to death of lying here; thoy
shall carry mo. down and put mo in
tho barouche, or whatever they call
the thing. I want you (here, too;
and for tlaaycn's sake put some different expression into your facel You
look sul'kv enough to make a mnn
cut  hi.s  throat."
"T���I am ill," Katharine murmured
feebly.      "I cannot go.    I" cannot!"
Anolhor cuise escaped Gordon
Smvtlie.'s   lips.
"III!" he s'nid, with a short lough:
"ill, indeed! I Jiavo another word
for it.' You are languishing, longing
for your lover���.the Jover who will
never be yours. ill? Well, the
sooner you cure yourself tho better
you  will ploaso me." ���
Katharine turned nwny, groping
for lire door liken blind person.-Any
one. with,a scrap of heart must hr-.ve
fe.lt nn a.gony of p:;y sweep over
themes the,v jwatc]'" I Juij^go.lNiij^ sti
Gfrrabh^Siri'ythoir^frtV^Vvns- llutroilglfly
without a hcnrl; h.i-'l to-tho core, "pity
.was  unknown  to him.
When Katharine's inn id went up
to ber mistress's room Half an hour
later, sho found r.li�� girl in a dend
fairrr on  the. floor, irnisi     which     she
man-1   There
endurance,
band I
(A week had passed since the ar,-
rival of the new owner uf Chrrrllnn
lAbbey, a week in which Ivnlha line
had drifted each day more slowly, yet
more gradually, in o a dull, le-llinigic
state which, hnd llip.ro been loving
r-nger, watchful' eyes lo note, would
hnve en used them rr, neb alarm nnd
anxiety; b-' there wn.s no one lit
observe, her. Sho was mistress, sol-i
ami entire mistress, of this grand
domain, yet sbe lived as utterly til-one anil linen red for as though slro
wero   the  veriest  outcast.     As      c.ho
wns  roused with inircli difficulty
"Say nothing ol tins," Katharine,
commanded as soon as she could
srieak, while the woman fanned Inr.
and put scent on Irer whito face. "I
am   only   tired."
Tho maid, an old domestic of ihe
house, was silent. D.'rt siris I li ur in
the moro. Sho had just com" frmn
watching the npf'mtinii of currying
Mr. .Smythe from hrs room to, tin carriage, and somerhing- iike the real
solution of Kal hn ride's stntn jn, cold
manner had tieen discovered by such
bf the household wlrli, like herself,
had been presonr in the scene. Rarely had such rr-'fearful exhibition of
fmnpe.r, siich Horrible language, desecrated the. venerable nails of'Clin rlton Abbey; anrl ye-l Ibe mnn who thus
debased himseli* to Ihe. brute level
was even then scarcely out of tljo
grasp of death arid danger. ,
"You irrirsl not I're.l. mi'arn,", lho
woman said,-'offering whirl, she imagined -might he sympathy under tho
ciremiislanees.. '���".-."���'M r. Smy I lin was
put fn most comforl.'bfy'; old Thomas
Is driving him. and lie. has got bis
valet, too.'��� I <1.on-| ilnrilc he, can
come to any harm; rn least, we. will
Impe. not. tl was a strange fancy,
but I Iron invn nils do lin ve strango
fnncies, you know, nrrd. ttfey often
know-'what fs gocd for them, ma'am."
How long Katharine lay in silence
aril qrriet she never knew; it might
have been momt-/r'.s, rt rnivht have*
been hours; lint nil of a sudden she
was aroused from the dim, masy
dream into whreli _sll(j hnd fallen. Tbe
door' wws,flung violently open, an-!
thnn some ono war clutching at hi-r
knees, .wildly, madly crying to he.r ar
the samo  lime,  in  tones of frenzy:
"Oh, Knlhnrine! My hoy! my boy!
rn-- son  Gordonl",-
i Drrzixl and almost stunned, Knthnr-
ine si aji'gei-ivl naeK.- ".nn t.nc.y Soiytho
dragged herself to'Her feat.
"Oniric!" she inmost screamed.
"Con.c; we may no. lie too late!'They
exaggerate, dua't iiu;y; Lad news is
not always true] Came, let us go to
him al once-��� at once! Katharine.wby
do you hesitate; Are you his wire,
and. yot you do not rush toward Iritn
now.'*'
'���What'has happened?" asked Katb-
ni'iue, nruoliaB.cnHy.
The inrrees ��atl ink-n fr-ight ill a
tradion vn.rne, ibe wrrriage had
been overturned, and .Gordon Smythe.
in.seri.sibl��_nn<t horribly mu'liluted,had
been ca��r7<vd into the Urc.vluy Asylum, wh?��h happened, to he close nl
band. The old coachman had be n
killel on tho spot, and iho valet: was
terrible shaken aiul Iriglftcnod, bur
hi- had nevertheless riditen back wil li
all Ihe speed ho could ta tell tli-
news at Charlton Abbey. It transpired that tbo coachman hud oni real ���
��vl Gordon to permit him to turn bad:
half an hour bolore this accident hap.
pened, but with strong and strange
irorversity Gordon naif refused; ho
seemed possessed with a desire to
drive past the Brexley Asylum, anil
nothing would move Ifrm from this.
The result of his obstinacy was death
and destruction to himself and
others.
The village doctor sent word thi-s
if his mother and wire would see Gordon Smythe alive once more, rlmv
must drive to Brextey aa soon as lln;
news reached tbem.
Katharine heard all this without a
murmur; sho was trembling.rn every
limb with the senna ot horror that
had fallen on hor; bul even ill, worn
as she was, sho onco again sacr ificed
herself to think ot another. "Turninu
to the poor mother, she flung hej-'
arms albnut her neck and drew her
for one moment into a tender , embrace.
"lie brave, dear; be brave!" she
whispered, calling up all her'strengrh
and courage to grvo comfort to tlris
tortured heart. "All may not be. so
bad. Come, we will drive over lo
him at once. Loan on me, dear, and
keep up your Heart. VY* will soon be
therel"
"Oh, Katharine! Siiy boy! my boy!
my darling hoyl"
Lucy Smyihe clung to the girl's
slender form, weeiftng bitterly wildly; she was scarcely sano at this moment, t
iKalharlno gave Her orders asriuiet-
���y ns she could, and tlion, wilh h.��
,i nn still round the poor 'woman.drew
her downstairs, tile maid following
after. '       *.
Only one insland did the girl falMr,
and then lho maid interposed -hurriedly:
"Do you think yon aro fit to go,
ma-.rm; you are so NI." i
Uut   Katharine  was firm.
"My place rs wrtJr h<Sr," she said, rn
hor  faint,   low  tones; "bul  you      enn
come, it you will, also, Marshall.""
The. long, dreary drrvo waa accorn-
plrshod al  last.       * i
The. doctor met tliom In tho entrance.
Without a .word Cuoy Smyihe
looked up into his lUce, then wiih a
groan she pushed pasl liim, and rarr
into the room where they told her
her son was.
"You musi bo prepared -for the
worst, Mrs. Smythe," the physician
said to Katharine. _, "Y"ou"r husband cannot possibly survive.hia injuries I In liis condition it was simply madness to have attempted nny
oxeriion, much less take uhis long
drive. I am convinced, even if , > lie
accident had nol happened, the consequences of such exertion musi, iir
any caso, have been dangerous, per-
haps   fa tat I" .
Kalharine grasped the door wilh
her right hand. She had faced rhe
fact of Gordon's dealh often during
the first days of his accident, but
now tho awful reality struck hor-.
lie was going oul of this world, going without having cleansed his scui
from the terrible ���Iho ghastly ���.sin
that had laid on il during the pist
mon r lis. She had no feeling of re-
spuoi for the coward who had so
cruelly persecuted her, but the
thought of this death ���uns.hrivcn, un-
confessod ���was to her mosA. aWjui.
"Let ���let mo go lo him I" she
gnsp"d, urged by tho tumuli of feeling to rush to him, nnd on her knees
implore him to repent,and ask pardon beforo it wns too late.
"lie has asked for you many times.
Iio see.rns to have something on hU
mind. I cnn'i ijuite understand wlrat
it is ho wants, bul he keeps asking
for some parson who he says lives
huro irr the asylum; perhaps you-'ctin
help us, "Mrs. Smythe."
Katharine madu no answer, buL followed the doctor with slow, faltering
steps, into the chamber" of death.
With dim eyes she saw the. heap on
lhe floor, beside wtoijli Lucy Smythe.
was crouching, cMnging to it . wilh
trembling hands. Slro saw somo one
in rr nursd's garb, and another man's
figure, who was standing gazing vacantly  at  tho seem1,  with  wide, stal
ing blue eyes, from under a shock of
while hair.
iThc nurse moved up to the doctor
swiftly.
"We have discovered who it is he
wanterl to seo here," she said in low
torres to th<j doctor. -. "I sent up-
stnirs for some lint, rind they, gave
it to S'umber Thirteen to bring down
nnd directly Mr. Smytho saw him he
gave, a scream, and" exclaiming: 'You
have cornel you have come I' fell -brick,
in riii s swoon, from which I cariaui
rouse him, sir." *'.'    ,
[The doctor knell down by the "dying in in, and. Katharine, leaning back
uguirisi lh�� iwalil, watched him with
distended' eyes, feeling, her heart
grow  colder and  colder, within   her.
'Suddenly Gordon moved, his 'eyelids ripaned, and ! he saw Katharine..'
There was a scintillation of expression in lhem which the doctor translated. "'.:""��� -.'���;   \," .
"I think he ...wants you, Mrs.
Smy the." ,,'..',        . <(.-.���".:
Ulhe i;irl "drew near and bent low
over the prostrate form of her. husband   and   her. foe. ,  .''"', '..';'"'���.
The pallid lips, opened .and a
whisper came  from   rhem:'*;
"Pray Ifor ���forgive ���Ka fctle."������']���I
��� am sorry I lie���.be. good ���to ���
him I"    . '  ���    ';':;
Katharine's eyes wei-e full of terirs,
"Yes ���yes, I forgive you, Gordon," sho answered, quickly; ;"d^> not
think of mc ���think of yourself, dear.
Will you not ask God to, pardon you?
Oh, Gordon ! Gordon I before it is. too
late, will you not do lliis?"'"
There was a spasmodic movement
of the head, then, a moment's .silence; then three, words, uttered in a
husky voroe, wilh a glance at the
strange man's figure with its staring   v���cant  ��yes   and   whitened  hair.
"Hn ��� U ���Craren *" The rest.'died
away,  and as Katharine  turned sud-
denliy and gazed at the creature thoy
called . Nmliber Thirteen, Gordon
Smythe gave a broken sob, and,with
his mother's arms clinging aboul.
him, pissed away from tho world
und   his sins  forever.
Wuh insl rete.iicil hands, Knlh-
r.rinn st.uggerod back. The mother's
cries of agony were ringing in her
.".���irs; that strange weird faco, so
like, yet so unlike, that boyish ono
t.h.rt had glared., at her from tlio
darkness of the pit, Ik;fore'her; that
still, dead form on the floor, all that
remained of tlu' living, handsome
Gorrlon; these, one by one, slowly faded from her senses, arrd there came
instead a igreat. rush of darkness, a.
siiu;ing in hor cars, anil ilieu ��� oblivion.
CIllA-P'lM'Ht XXVIII.
Once more an August sunshine poured Its golden radiance oh tho land.
Hrexluy Tillage was again err fete to
celebrate the birthday of its lady
head and ruler. All was bustle and
confusion, just as il hnd been twelve
months before, and Barbara Mostyn
surrounded by a throng of guests,
posed, talked, and patronized in her
old   familiar style.'
'\Are wo not to seo your fair neighbor, the young' widow with the romantic history, Barbara?" Lady
Crura Lennox asked in a casual way,
as she sauntered with hor hostess
under the trees.
tllarbaru drew her thin lips still
tighter.
"I do uot recrive persons of hor
oalibre,"  she  replied   ourtlj.
"Why ?" Lndy Clara otKined tor
.sleepy eyes to their- fullesL extent.
"Has she done anything wrong, really �� Oh, do tell mc, liarbnra. She
seemed such a nice, quiet girl when
she   was   with   you     last   year,      and
your aunt, Laidy -Drum "
"Aunt Eli en should, bo ashamed of
he.rself I" Miss Mostyn's f.u-o was
whito with anger. "lint then every
one knows tluit she is matt on Mime
things, and this uo-cailled .Mrs. Gordon  Smyihe is ono of  them."
"So   called !'"   Lady   Clara   repeated
languidly,   now,    thoroughly  enjoying
hersulf.      "Oh,     wtrsn'r     she  married
then,  Barbara? I  thought  there  was   ,
some romantic history about how sbe
saved "
"Sho is a vile adventuress I" Har-
bara almost hissed between her
teeth, "and if I hart my \V,ry I w.oiuld
sweep all such people out of tho
land I"
Lady. Clara hummed soft iy to her-
sedif;  she  began   to  see  ilay light.
"iBy the. way, my dear, when do
you expect  Lord  Ol way   to return?"
.Barbara's face changed, and she
cast  down her eyes demurely.'
"He   did   not  say   exmotly   when,'In.
his    last   letter," she  answered.
Lady Clara was silent,for a moment
"He   is  a   good   correspondent,  isn't
ho?"  sho remarked.
'Barbara's brows contracted for a-
seoond,   then  she   rijo-Lied  smoothly :
"Yes, very; but Ihen Ire hns so much-
to  say -to me, you know Clara."
Lady Clara pursed up her lips as
she sauntered on alone, some one having como  to claim   Barbara.
"What strange things m-n are. Now
what can ba the at traction in Barbara 'Mostyn for such n nature : as
Lord Otway's. It is very, odd, almost as odd as tho manner in which
ho suddenly threw up his-curacy last
year, and went out as a missionary
to China. I could have wished him
a better ultimate fale than marriage
with Barbara  Mostyn!"
Lady Clara sauntered on and on until, somehow, she had reached .the
skirts of Brexley flail grounds, 'and
was looking out on the vi lingo road
iAs she stood there, deep in .her
thoughts, a smairt little crrrriage,
drawn by a pair of pretty ponies,
crime, toward Irer, and in tho slender,
black- robed figure of the Jndy driving Lndy Clara was quick to recognize
Katharine,  Mrs.  Gordon  Smythe.
|A flush mounted to our heroine's,
lovely checks, and then a smile came
as, al a gesture, Lady Clara motioned her Lo draw up, anil then went
forward gracefully, with her hand
outslrelched   in   greeting./
'"I am "delighted to tueot. you, Mrs.
Smythe,'" she said warmly and truthfully, for she had both liked and admired. Katharine, and Barbara's s|.ito
had only'deepened this feeling. "You
remember  mo, of course ?"
"Perfectly," Katharine answered,
with'a.smile.
iNol a trace of the. serious illness
that had fallen on her af ror. Gordon's
death remained to mar her beauty;
but for tho sad expression in' her gray
eyes, she looked as she did the tirst
night we saw her. Life now was
very different Lo her; she was revered"; beloved and admired by all , a-
round   her;  she  hnd  everything  that
money   could Procure.;   her  purse  was    	
ever open'to aTlevia.l(> suffering and
tho distressed. By every means in
her power she was Iryin^.-to wipe,
away from Craven Adair's-saddened
lif.2- the memory of the cruel wrong
from which he had endured. Hor [Kith
lay clear and bright before her, with
only one shadow \ipoh it, and that
one a shadow that would never piss
���the bitterness of her hopeless,- never-ending love for one w.lip hud considered her not even worthy the '
name of woman.
Lady Clara chatted on briskly.
"I liO[>*e you will let ni�� come and
see you,'Mrs. Smythe," she said alter a   While, '..'.'."..".',    .  .
"I shall be so i?lad," was Katharine's!
reply, given in her simple, unaffeet- .
ed manner. "We are very quiet. 1
have on'y my cousin, Mrs. Smythe,.
an old friend. Miss Weston and 'Mr.
Adnir and Ms sister, staying -with ,me;
but I will give you none tine lees a
hearty -welcome.",   .. ,;|;-...*.';*'...',.-^'/,-
"I shall drive over without "delay."-
Lady Clara's eyes w^re fixed meditatively on Katharine, fipr'-avmomtent.
"By the w<iy, how rs'lpoor. Mr. Adair
nowadays?��� .-better?.'' Ah,��� I am iglad,
and so will Lord Otway'bn.when.- he
hears the-news. I must tell Barbara
tp.be. sure iind write it-to him."
'The older woman noticed'in liri' in- i
stnnt the quick fiush followed by the
deadly pallor and in' thut. instant ahe
had fathomed the real meaning of
Barbara's insolence and hatred toward her fair n-eighDor at Charlton
Albbey. ���'''..' . ,.; "",',..' "..."",���;:
' "So?��� sits the wind in that,quarter?^ shi'j mused to h<-rself. I'Where ti-
wherc were thib mnn's senses, that ho
should have passed over this girl for *
Barbara iMostyu? IL iH altogether'ux-
truordinary. It doesn't seem
right, but I suppose it must bo, or
he would not keep up this correspondence with Barbara." , ������'.'���,>        -";'���;,
Katharine, during this pause, ��� h-rd
bsen -gathering her reins together in
hrer hand.
(To be Continued.) ^i  K  V  e  I  U  THE WIDDER.  LAWYER'S   STORY.  By Alexander Black.  laaesaas**  . 3mss:arK:T������;33eis������^JS������fc  THE .time of the trial the Tomb,  still wore its Egyptian frowu.  justice was barbarously vin  dicrtted in the quadrangle.  Croker wns Coroner, arrd tlr<  I New    Spirit    had    not    yet  'talked In Center street.  j But to begin at the beginning of the  [tory it is necessary to go back to tlir  lay when Old Curry returned from ths  luprcme Court clrunliers.  I Yes, Curry was an old-timer. The,  [ashlon of his clothes���������the ample tranters, the long-tailed coat, the heavy  jravat, only less antique tharr a stock  '.he rolling collar, lire dusty, broad;  Jrimmrd silk hat that rested like Web  iter's squarely upon his wrinkled tern-  Ties���������quickly proclaimed his detachment  |,roin the modern mode.  80 that the figure of Old Curry nn it  loveiup Center street was in 11 marked  way ditl'erent from any other likely U  be sccq on that thoroughfare. With  head bowed, the lank lawyer strode !i  an uncompromising line near th* curb  his white hair fluttering, the skirt ol hi".  ������oat careering in tire .oa'r-ly April wind.  I Turning into Leonard street, OM  [Ourry entered one of those middle-aged  brick buildings that stood over against  the grim facade of the Tombs. The  'neiglrborhood seemed to express a recollection of the dramas of the quadrangle  a, consciousness of low company, a eyni  cal expectation tlrnt the world would  continue to be wicked. Legal boasts of  prey prowled in the shadows, and Old  Ourry passed among them as one w-lic.  should' gather his toga from the touch  of  the unclean.  Yet the building in which Curry hae  his oflice seemed to .'-withdraw,..'��������� _lik>  Curry himself, fiom the nreniiness of tli'  surroundings. The little bird store of  the street was always chirpy. Even oi'  Hangman' Day, when the signal man o'"  the railroad bui'ding Unshed the me-  enge that pa.ivd by .way of the shoi  tower down town to the newspaper ot  ficea inPark' Kow, aiul a murmur .in tin  street  echoed   t'l-j   falling   of   the  drop  f, the birds would break ~ into a merrj  ' peal until the parrot, a peevish and pro  fane bird (the records are quite agreed  about him), would be startled inti.  speechless indignation.  Old Curry..-.mounted the narrow stair  upon which'.his step fell with the nervous emphasis of energetic old age. At  the top of thc flight a tin sign lnhellec  the law ofliecs-of D.lrrnd IM. J. Curry.  Martin Curry looked up from hi-  ���������desk as his father came in, then.wenr  on with his writing. In the corner warn thin hoy with red hair who was In  boriously devising shorthand character^  on  tue margin  of a subpoena.  "Got that tTanscript!" asked Old  Curry of the hoy. \  "Yes, air." '  The old man snt down at his aes������  and drew a package of papers from hir  docket.  "Tanner!"   called   Martin,  "take  this  Over to Dolan'a."  The boy began to gather himself on'  of  the  old  chair.  "Come, come!" g-rowled Martin ii  ritably. "If you ever expect to b< ���������  stenographer pi lhe Supreme Court  you'll have to get a, move on you." And  the boy disappeared hurriedly, produf  ing a sound beyond the door as of fall  ing downstairs.  The musty office grew quiet agair  The noises from the street were punctated by an occasional scream from tb  parrot in the bird store. , Old Curr,  arose and hestwed his papers in th.  yellow-brown so f e.  "Johnny Kells has heen getting int  a. row," he remarked.  "Yes" returned Martin, "and San.i  ler"s been in here and retained  us."  "The deuce he has!" snorted th  oM. man.  "And he's mad asI thunder; want-  blood. It's about Sandler's mule, uie  Kells ���������"  "Martin," interrupted the fatlre.  "we can't.take the prosecution."  "What do you mean  by that?"  "I mean that I've just agreed to lool  after Kells���������not half an hour' ago.  That's simple enough, isn't it?"  "But I tell you that Sandler's jusi  been here���������been in the office; we've  talked the thing over and he's left a ie  tainer."  "I can't help that," declared the aenio.  partner sternly, "I've passed m\  word."  "So  have  I,"   the  son   fretfully  persisted, "and talked over the whole case  ���������taken the price from him, and prom-  _iaed _to_be_at   Slotc's  in_the  morning  when the case is called." ~  Old Curry made an impatient gesture.  "I suppose we couldn't drop Sandler  could we!" he demanded. ��������� ;.���������;  "Yes, I suppose we could if there was  any sense in.it. But we havn't anything against Sandler. . He's been :n  here and'acted square with us, and I  can't see what we should drop him for.  That's the wnjr it stands with inc. I'd  like to see this ofllce run.on busincs*  principles."  "Would yout" thundered the old  man. "Well, .keep.it up. Have all the  business principles you want. But let,  me tell yon that I'm going to represent  Johnny Kells.'?     - ...f  Young Curry looked up inflexibly  but 'with an uneasy glitter in his eye.  "I don't suppose I oan prevent you."  "And-if Sandler is to be represented  from this office you'll have to do it on  your own account."  "I could do it," admitted Martin in a  faard tone. "If it had to he that way 1  could manage it. Tlte crowd over there  wouldn't ask anything better. There'l'  be a   fine  laugh  all  round."      "���������   -  "If you're at all sensitive about that,"  delivered Old. Curry from his desk  "there's a way out!"  Martin stood staring through thu  hack window, from which he had a sor-  , did and depressing prospect. - He couljl  hear the .parrot swen.nng downstairs  The father made ready to leave the 0/  flee for the .day. .:  As Old Curry was going out Mnrtir  swung about and asked dryly, "Is it th  widder?"  But 01d> Curry slammed thc door and  almost   knocked    backward    down  of  the  Urn  steps  tho  future   stenographer  Supreme Court. ,  Curry tho younger arrived at the'office in tire morning soon after Tanner  ���������had corrrpleted certain mystical parses  with ft feather duster which in the  youth's mind wero associated with. an  tneonsciiuent obligation.  Martin  spent some  minutes  In  stu-iv  of the New Code of Criminal Procedure  Of late years consulting the authorities  had been Martin's particular duty.' Old  Cuny's eyes were not the good servants they once had been. Moreover  the old man's patience had been long  since exhausted by the facility with  which legislatures deface the noble  monuments of law. In cross-examination the senior partner was a tower of  strength, and in the slimming up he  worthily kept alive the traditions of the  stalwart past. His citations were uncertain, nnd his temper uneven, but  juries believed him, nnd judges remembered what he Iind been. If Martin  sometimes winced at his father's loosei  technique, he lrnd seen juries quail and  tho bench unbend. Ue admired hia father.  Having finished Iris examination of  the Code, Martin plated the volume orr  .a corner of his father's tnblo. Just  then Old Curry came in.  The old man opened nnd rend his letters without anying a word. He picked  up lire Code mid peered al it for 11  timo. Then he wlievhd aborrt irr Iris  chair.  "Are J-ou still -for Sandier?" ho  asked, with an nneoeciliatory lightness.  Martin was actually irr 110 muod to he  obstructive, could lie hnve seen his way-  out. But no shiidow of compromise rp-  poured in Iris father's-tone, and at that  moment the door swung open.  "Mornin'," said 11 huge, round-shouldered man with short,' bristling gray  hair, who loomed against the dark batik-  ground of the passage.  "Come in," motioned Martin. "I'll he  ready in a minute."  Sandler had already lumbered in.  "I suppose it's about time t' git across  the way," ho ' said. ''How are yer,  Dant" he added on seeing the senior  partner, and continued, with the effect  of addressing the two of them, "ThereV  one thing I forgot t' tell you ahout this  mule "  "I guess you'd better, wait till I get  out of hero," interrupted Old Curry.  "You needn't tear yourself away,"  observed Martin, hut Old Curry had  gone...'  Sandler looked puzzled. "What's * tht  matter with the old man?"  "The   trouble   with   htm,"   answered  ���������Martin, "is that he's going to represent  the other side."  "Well, I'll be���������   You don't mean ������������������'*  "Yes, I do.   I mean "just that. Johnny  Kells has got him."  Plainly Sandler was dazed as the}  descended, to thc street. On the steps oi  the Tombs he remarked grimly, "I can't  see what Dan's gone back on me for." .  , They entered the shadow of the, gray  Egyptian corridor, and. turned to "he  right into the police court, passed fee-  tween the spectators'. benches, and took  seats within the inelosure. Behind the  deBk at the end of the room sat Justice  Slote, who at this, moment was asking n  woman in a group hefore the railing  "Would you like me to hang him  madam?"  Presently Slote, whose mustache was  dved a sinister bluish black, caller"  "John Kells."  Four men stepped to the bar; Kells  a short, thick-set, alert man, with an effect of .restrained pugnacity; the eldej  Curry; Martin, a diminished version o!  his father; big Sandler towering ove->  all.  "Well," said Slote, taking up the pa  pers, "what seems to be the trouble 1  . . . 'detain' with intent to defrauc  deponent .' . .. one mule of the valuf  of forty dollars.' . . . Kells, you an  charged with grand larceny."  "To which he pleads not guilty," an-  iwered'Old Curry quietly, adding, "anc  if your Honor please, I must move tc  dismiss the complaint on the ground  ,that it describes no crime, the com  plainant's redress, if any, being obtain  able by civil action."  "The gentleman has evidently forgot  ten,". Martin spoke up with some pres  mre of quiet, "that provision of thc  -.few Code whicli describes detention a;  larceny, for which the' defendant U  .-riminally liable. Your Honor will sei  hy the, papers-���������"' .  Justice Slote laid down his pen. "Yoi  gentlemen' don't seem to be very well  agreed in this matter."  "Perhaps," suggested Martin with i>  strained smile, "your Honor doesn'l  understand, that we appear on opposit'  sides in this case."  "I���������I see," said Slote, with signs 01  not being at all clear. "On opposite  sides." He had known the Currys foi  twenty years, and the situation naturally struck him as peculiar. ��������� He. indicated by his later manner that it als<  struck him as amusing. In the mattei  of Old Curry's motion, he remarked thai  it was denied.1 The Xew Code distinctly  characterized such detention aa lar  ceny.  Old*Curry shrugged his lofty shout  ders, jind sremed about to speak, wher  Slote pushed-for\vard_an~open~copy-o!  the Code, decorated with drosses, index  lingers, and other marginal aids.  ,The old lawyer, without looking at tht  000k or at his son, remarked casually,  "I understand there is some doubt as tc  the value of thia mule."  "���������There ain't no doubt ahout it," broke  in Sandler; but young Curry, subduing  his client, very.deliberately moved io  amend the complaint so that it might  read "twenty-four dollars," and Old  Curry grinned under his bristles.  ��������� The change made the charge one ol  petty larceny, and sent the case to Special Sessions instead of to the Grand  Jury in the County Court. Martin had  no heart for the ordeal of the County  Court. "I'd rather pay yoii tho difference myself," he afterward growled to  Sandler.  It was thus that the case of The People'1 vs. Kells came to trial in the adjoining chamber of the Tombs two days  later���������came to trial with the father on  one side and the son on the other; with  Sandler, big and fierce, to the fore, and  'Johnny Kells defiantly amiable first to  .last."';    ��������� ;  They called it a memorable day in  that: Egyptian cavern (the Bridge of  Sighs opening on the left), not alone for  the trial itself���������whicli was, after all, but  A short affair���������but ��������� for the audience it  evoked. Four aldermen had come in  with:Supervisor Jo Budd; and the Dolan  boys, ' under Sheriff Shane, shuflled  tlirough the door after Wuh Lung, the  Chinese interpreter, tossing the last of  a cigar behind the rear benches. Here  too, was Coroner Croker, and the grea'  criminal lawyer Stenthorne himself.  It was not remarkable that Malstcd,  fattest of the three magistrates who occupied the bench, should awaken from  his doze and mutter to Corwin, "What's  Stcnny doin' here?"  "Dunno," roturncd Corwin, "unless to  sec the fun in the Kells case."  After it was over, word went about  that the Mayor and the District, Attor-  ucx.had been. 3eatcd loathe, outer crowd.  MOt \Tl-:i)  INFANTRY  ' ^.Snapshot taken at Indian Head Assiu  iboia.  WW  At all events the world seemed to  have learned that Old Curry and his  son were to fight a case in the Special  Sessions. The place would hold no more.  Even the co'rridor creaked with tho  would-be spectators, so that it was a  momentous matter for'Old Curry to get  in, and to make a path for the Widow  Kells, who was a resplendent person  that day, her black silk rustling richly  as she struggled to her seat within the  rail, her tumultuous bonnet shimmering  gayly in the grim place.  Big Sandler made a significant grimace when he saw the widow come in,  and Old Curry before her making a  path. As for Martin Curry, he had no  atomaoh for the business from thnt moment, though a high rebellion of battered pride remained with him to the  end. The justices had no disposition to  hurry matters. The mere situation,  quite without regard to the details, was  too entertaining. Martin Curry knew  this so well that he became nervously-  eager to finish the affair before it had  begun, and he was as curt in his examination of big Sandler as if that  large person had been a hostile witness. Moreover, he was sure of his  case, pie ruling of the examining justice had fortified himl Detention was  larceny. There was the end of the mutter. He had an angry pity for the old  man, who must come to the end of his  rope before long.  Sandler told the simple story of the  mule; of its purchase from Kells; of his  later finding of the animal in Kelts'),  stable near the Bend; of his demand for  the delivery of the mule, n demand made  in peaceable terms; of Kells's outrageous "strike" for money, arrd his own indignant refusal to pay the same; of  Kells's criminal wrthaolding of the mule  to the present hour.  Old Curry arose in jrreat pomp for lire  cross-examination. He was as little in  hasta as the court itself. Yot his quc-  tions were few. - Sandler admitted hi-  ignorance of the precise manner in v.-liici>  the mule came to hc in Kells's stable.  He admitted that Kells's demand fp;  money was in the form of a hill fo:  feed. But the prifce���������two dollars���������*.������.v  exorbitant and ridiculous.  "Did  you    see   the   mule   in    Kell.v*;  stable ?".' a3ked Old Curry.  "I did."  "How did he look?"  "Look?"���������Sandler stared.  ."Did he look as if he had'been well  fed?"  Tm * no judge of looks," retortoo  Sandler, "or I wouldn't have bought  him."  "He wore a cheerful appearance?"  "I , dunno, I wouldn't call him a  cheerful mule, hot by a good sight. He's  an ugly beast. Kells knows, that. If  I'd known what I know now ���������"  "Never mind the MPs,' Mr. Sandler.  I'm asking you whether the mule looked  as if he had been abundantly fed. He  _wasn'_t_emaciated, was.JheJ"  "He looted just~ as" ugly~aa~usualf-  snorted Sandler.  "Verj* well.   Let me ask you���������do vou  know how much  that mule can eat in  fifteen hours?"  "No."  'You never happened to give him nl'  he could eat, did you?"  Martin was on his feet cxpostulatim:  *'H your Honors please, are wc to lv  insulted? 1 .-ubinit that the question i-  grossly   irrelevant.".,,  Old" Curry frowned, and the Cour  asked the purpose of the question.  "My purpose, if the Court please, i  '0 show that this man Sandler-���������"  "I* object to counsel's phrase."cri.;  Martin Curry, "lt is highly improper.  The old miin nodded. "Counsel witi  draws the phrase. My purpose is !���������  ihow that the complainant so far un  deretitimated the need3���������if your Hcno;  choose, the capacity���������of this mule thu.  he (the mule) waa in danger of slo-  starvation, r.hd that his condition, a  your Honors will soon learn, led ill  rectiy to the circumstances, out of whit-''  this charge arises."  The Court doubted, hut ndmitted Hi  tcstimbny^bn probation.  Sandler,   eager: to   answer,   then   d-  '-dared that he had given the mule neavi;  twice the quantity of  feed he gave hi  horse.  I   ''Orvly   twice?"   asked   Old   Curry   in  pressively.  "Nobodv could give that mule all lr:  wanted," hlurted Sandler.  "Yju admit that j-ou gave him Ies.  than he wanted?"  "I gave him a proper amount," declared Sandler. "I t-hr..k I understand  my business."  "That may be, my friend,'' murmurer.  the questioner solemnly, "but you don'i  understand this mule." That ia thc saf!  feature of the situation, as I shall show  the Court later on. And I shall not ask  you another question."    ���������   ���������til.   ~   V  ie:*-E 'rod to recogniVin��������� the mule Iher-  detained ns the riiule Sandler had :i\\nr-  for 11 rt- days.  Old .Curry- fixed the liitle man wit;  his cavernous eyes.  "How did the mule look?"  **lle wasn't, lookin' that. I know."  "Didn't ,he. wear thc appearance of :-  well-fed beast?"  "lie wasn't wearin' notliin' just then."  Corwin suppressed the gsmeral tittci  with a bang of the, gavel.' A vast dyed  mustache saved Iris own dignity.  Old Curry's lips twitched.-'"He didn':  loo}; hungry, did he?"  "1 never seen him look no other way."  announced   the   witness,     and     Corwin  brought down the gavel once more.  "Did   you" ever, see  hiin   while -Kells  iwncd  him?" ''.''-  "Xo."  "Voir mean, then, that he has alwa.%  ;ookeJ hungry since Sandler has owrim'  iim?''  "I' object!" shouted Martin. "Tin  3ourt will decide what the witne.-.  means."  Tlie objection was sustained. Old  Ourry waved his hand,- the little man  ������teji|)cd down, and the case for the prosecution was closed.  "And now, if your Honors please,**  *nid Old Currj-, "deferring a motion to  lismiss this extracirdinarj' complaint, j  .will place before vour. Honors, with  <rpnt brevity, cPTtain facts which in justice to the defendant should be mnde  'snowri. I call 113 a first witness Mrs  "IclK"  All eyes were upon tlie widow aa she  aro.-e from her ssnt h\r tire rail and came  "on.v.iil ir: her resplendent raiment to  *he witness chair. , The fat policemen  who held the Bible opened the volume  ������o he administered the onlh, and gn'l-  ianl.ly submitted to the widow's lips"an  unsoilcd page, within.  Mrs. Kolls was not yet forty-five, and  still enp.ihle. n������ the day proved, of making a potent impression.  "Mrs..Kells," hegau Old   Curry, a  naw  note fn hfs voice, "please tell the Court  what you' saw on the afternoon of  Apjil 7."  -nee; how Sandler came'with rough in-  mirations (objection ��������� "Give hii-  ���������voi'ils, sir!") anil wanted, to take the  mule -without- paying Hie bill for feed  ind cure, a tiring which he couldn't  Vuivo ��������� done if he (Sandler) had been  oight fpet hiirh.  "Vou didn't steal  thisrmule?"  "The niiili: did it  himself."  "Vbii are ready to give him up when  tire bill is p.iult"  "Yes���������pa;,|   up  to   the  present  time.'  "(if   course���������of   course,     nodded   01c'  uri-y: "Quito riglil. By the way, thi:  mule is a. good feeder?"  "ifou can't lill liim. That's one o*.  the reasons ���������"  "Xever mind," interposed Old Curry,  but Martin added���������"why j-ou got rn  of him."  "But since he had come back," and  Old Curry raised his hand,, "since he  had come back, half starved, you felt a  humanitarian impulse to give him all ho  wanted?"    '  "I did."  "Not to mention," added Martin, "an  impulse to feloniously withhold him from  thc custody of the owner."  Old Curry flared in a way to suggest  that his rather mellow manner had its  limits. The widow and all the worli1  were looking on.  "DrivelI" he said.-  The cross-examination of Kells was  brief, the old man having broken in  with, "We admit possession. The mule  is still with us." : The case seemed to be  closed, when Old Curry arose, and remarking, "I call myself as a witness,"  took the stand, solemnly affirmed, and  deposed:  "Pl called on Mrsl-Kells on the afternoon of April 7. I waa sitting near the  middle- of the room when Mrs. Kells,  who sat n������ar tlie window opening on  the alley, said ���������"  "I object," snapped Martin. "Neithei  the complainant nor the defendant war^  present. Remarks between these wit������  nesses are entirely beside the issue."  "The witness may state the remark,"  said Corwin. "Counsel for the prosecution himself brought out the remark  scan lhe hiiace beioic hn.i, .U.U'iin, Fitting In sullen profile, srw the movement  in the corner of his eye. :iml. u-nu^ii: him  self together for a roscitni! >.ci,:ul.  The Voice, under the -.w-:<;rir of long  habit, had turned to tee i).:n.:. Tne  Hand was not there.  At (Ire close of llii? ���������iioin-nl .'.untie  relnx"(l,    turned    slightly,   or.ti    -;:������.���������-:!x  fnislii'.l   across   tho   table   s,u:   o,'ri:   .nn!  ah"! led  Code.  There wns another second, .'r !e.������. ���������������  pause, in which Old t'uny'������ ey<i������ sl.iitetl  nnd his lingers halted. Theu his l-.m.-.  went up.  "I will not weary the Court with i-lti-  tions.    Your Illinois  nre  ,sniirc!y  tuiui  liar with the new codilleatl'ins, will-  !'������������������  new-fangled  ei|uii'ocat.iorrs iu  the  sl:-t.i  tory    laws.      'I'lie-ie    llippnut   iulnisi"i-  npou the teuijile of jurisprudence da iv.  I   rejoice  to  .-my.  iiitnliiiute     the   fun,i.i  incntiil   principles   of   justice   k'hI   ^ v>.i  practice,, nor iIuk.. oti!"i- nnd-wi.-cr >i.i-  lutes   under   which    iiur   peace    U    pi.������-  served and (lie stability of our pro;.'-':-.  is iiAmrcd.     1   cull  youi-   Honuis'  nt:.-:-  lion to thc fact that In lSriT :u< ne: wi-  pnssi'd   in   this   stntc   un-i.-r   which    iv.  take our stand, and  by which  thi' niv-i-  lute   integrity   of   our   position   is   unnlv  evident.    This  net, so   familiar   tl::; t  v.<-  require   no  buolt-mai Its   nor   page   numbers  to. recall   it,  states   explicitly   th-'  status   of   those   who   give   asylum   n-  strayed'beasts, since il declare?, with ru.  modern evasions, that 'such  person urn;,  have 11 lien upon such beasts, by reason  of   their so   coining  rrporr   his  land,  for  his reasonable charges for keeping then1  and   all   fees   and   costs   made   thereon,  and he mny keep such beasts until such  charges, fees and costs arc paid, or unti1  such lien is foreclosed.'"  Oid Curry guvn a sonorous ring to th.-  words. "And this statute, your Hon  prs, is still on our books to confute 11 nil  confound the quibblers and quarreller,  who holster their effrontery with thi  rickety scaffolding of hew codes anil  sinister schemes of personal revenge. 3  leave this matter with your Honors, entirely assured that my client, who hn-  been subjected to nn infamous imputa  tion, will receive the vindication of ar1  honorable acquittal."-  The counsel for the defence sunk into  his chair, amid air approving murmur  and young Curry, who had the Inst word.  arose to sav it. He snid it lnmclj*, fum  bling with Lis narrative, protesting nwk  svardly against the intrusion of "antl  quatcd "statutes," and, the substitutioi  of vociferous abuse for legitimate aurrly  sis. It was of no use. He could acquip  ho heat. He was discomforted am'  acutely conscious of an increduloun at:  tlience.  Ho sat down amid silence. Tiro jus  ticos were already parleying in whispcr.-  He kneW what was coming and'., tunieii  his heUd away.    -  "Dismissed," remarked Corwin quietly  as if reading his own entry on the on  pers.  There was a stir of satisfaction, mu'  Old Curry rose up in a great glow, b������r  toning his long coat.   Martin and San.!.  ' Ier were alrcailj* at the green gate.  The crowd made way for Old Curr;  and Mrs. Kclla. Near the-outer ion  father and son came shoulder to shoul  der.  "It was the widder!" said Old Curr-.  ���������"Atlantic Monthly."  pril 7." 1 cuiiuu iiiiuo-c.,  u.������,.0..������.-.���������  ���������. _  The widojv complied, with animation,  'which the witness undertakes to corro-  ,What  she saw���������from  the seeond-storsy   horate." 1 .  .  ,,  window of her  house���������was  the  advent       Old   Curry   smiled.     "Tloly   saints!  of the mule, t!.? mule her son had sold   ^"rs. Kells said, 'if there ain't Johnny's'  to Sandler five days before.    The beast   mule going back to his old stall!  was strolling down from Mulberry street       Witii this Old Curry turned>lo his son  ���������just-as he used to whea Kells hnd left   "Cross-examine."  the   truck  at   the   shed���������and   when   he    ' Martin   looked   surly.      "You   didn P  came lo  the alley, turned in and went', see this mule?"  ���������traight to the old stall in the stable. "No."  "1 will ask you," resumed Old Curry,       "You  didn't participate  in    the���������ac������  "whether any one urged, guided, called, 1 quis[lion?"  or  constrained   the  mule  to take  this!     "No,"  step?" j     "Yqux call, then, was not In relation  "Not a ..'soul,": answered   Mrs.  Kells, I to the mutter at issue?"       '.������������������-        - a it.  j-      1     Q](j   Curry   struggled   to   reconcile   ������  smile and ia,-frown.-'"It'was in relation  to quite another mirttor," and for some  reason every one who could do so decently scrutinized the widow. The widov  blushed like a girl.  vou another qucsiron. tcrtionl ���������  h  A little man with a b������ --^^ ' .fnd'n' the  accompanied   bandler   to  Js-eiiss. siaor.,      -,-..-  a trille abashed by some of tbe words  "Tliat ia all."  Martin arose with an irritated stiffness. .  "Will you kindly inform me, Mrs.  Kells, where you were sitting when j-ou  eaw-this-mule?'-?���������   "In my own rooms."  "And you could see what happened  at the side of the house?"  "Surel I sat by the window that  opens on the alley, and I says, 'Holy  saints! if there ain't Johnny's mule going back to his old stall!"  "To whom did you make that remark?"  At this the widow lost a trifle of her  radiant assurance, and Old Curry impressively  protested.  "I had company at the time,", defl-  antly volunteered the widow.  "Of course, madam, if you have anj  reason���������" began Martin."  "I withdraw my, objectionl" thun-:  dered the father. "You will answer  counsel's question."  "I do not desire it," insisted Martin.  "But I do.". Daniel Curry tapped the  tabic with his fiat. "Answer him, madam.   Who was present?"  Tbe widow snickered becomingly. "Mr.  Curry." ,.'*  Corwin smote the desk, and when silence was reatored, 'You mean," said the  Justice, "counsel for thc defendant?"  'Yes, sir.   He had jiist called."  "I see," mused Martin, with an icy  evenness,' "the mule and the gentleman  for! llio defence."  "Keep to your case," admonished Corwin sharply.  "Begging your Honor's pardon," in-  terp'oaed Old Curry, "that is impossible.  The gentleman lias.no case." ;   ,  "My opponent may change hi*'mind.',  retorted Martm.     ,.  There Were certain other perfuncton  questions by the defence, and thc wido.x.  with restored radiance, left the .stand.  "John Kells," called the' accused"-  '���������ounsel, and johnny bristled to Upfront, eager to tell "bow he found tin  mule in the stall���������found him looking  wasted for want of food (objection!,  with a famished look irr his face (ob-  how he fed liim und fed him.  doubled his allow   But_it__waa__0_Id_._Curry5_summing  up  that introduced the most interesting  incident of the case. In a summing, up  Old Curry was quite at his best. Martin might wince at his father*** citations,  but he could not escape an emotion of  prid������ in the venerable lawyer's slashing  eloquence, an eloquence rrot to bo  quenched or diminished by the insignificance of his: theme. Martin had: become content tn watch prejudice wilt  under the hot cui-Mcstricss of his lowering jmreriI, to-linger the atirtutrs, lo  book-mar!-: Ithe law iu.il- thc records 111  readiness to the veined and leathery  flugcro reached forth in the cri-is of argument. The fntiier was I u Voico  die son was the TT-rml..  Many a spectator in the court-roor-i  that day remembered the triumphs of  Old Curry's earlier days���������beiore. and  after he ivas ������������������ Dr.-trict Atto'rncj*. OIJ  Curry knew th. these, spectators wero  in lien inig. il. ..lao remembered at  ���������very iii.iiin'iil- Hint I l\e widow win:t.hto.  :| It wn- the wiili,.-.-. iiei-CH;.'Si more r.lrun  any' ot'er   who   hclrred   him . tnt fcrgrit  that the Issue waa trivial, the scene  tawdry, the immediate situation awkward, and that the Court was to be  suspected', of d grin. -His review of the  testimony wr������ touched with a scathing  humor. He characterized the complaint  as malicious,'''the -'complainant as hotheaded, the prosecution in general as a  blunder/. Hc sent a line storm of words  swirling about the heads of Sandler and  the younger, Curry.  With a quaver in his voice Old Curry  rose to the top of his appeal:  "And your Honors will be informed  by my distinguished; opponent that th������  law puts a condcinnntoi-y construction  upon our conduct in the matter of this  mule; that the matter is not one of civil  recourse, but of criminal import; that,  our detention is larceny in tho full  meaning of the law.    Tlie New Code���������"  Old Curry's nervous fingers flickered  over the table.   He lowered  his loolc to  Anecdotal.  Dr. Woorlrov,-    Wilson",  president  Princeton University, is  an  admirer  Charles  Lamb,  and  has  had   new"  many   private   pnpers    iVii    i .iim  Lamb's character well,    "in one of hi  published letters.'' Dr.  YY'iNon  aaid  other day, "Lamb speaks of g"ttii.-r:  publisher drunk.     *This wis a   ca-" '  "lie  titrj  eel: ;r i:i   ii'**1'  "Pirrr-tit2r?  1   V'A'.I.StltZp '  1, Mi-WB :  \V   de tt'lmte'  1   > .ni ii.v.4 f ���������:  :i .our    ' utt,  Vy 1   1-    r-ir-'.'.i-  ra    iv''- :  --" ������������������?"  V r   AvJICV   ���������  \x . r.  t-Ji 1  rri  an1  "3ar>  ��������� Sa -  -���������������M.-i  -a '.  -���������&."-:  d.  ������������������At;*.  lis r  -.r n  n   inst'-  ihi- on-  ij-x-n m  aa: i  ,.������ 1  myz  1 tV3  "?���������������  xa  The Family "Champeen."  ��������� "Hid j-ouse hear aborrt Chimmie thiIv  in' de ten base hits in Ar name Ins' Sun  day?" "Huh! dat wasn't nut tin' ter d.  base hits wot hi.s madder mnde whei  she ketched him playirr' ou Sunday."  Tiie   key   to   success   is   not   a   nigh  key.���������Chicago "Kccord Herald."  Country Doctor���������W.������l. ^il<^, yer wif:  has gastric fever. Sil.i** Hayrick���������Don*!  see liaow that kin be. We've nswr  burned gas���������always u-ed lamps.  He���������The dressmaker sent nry undress houie by u boy, but she didn't .-.en ���������  the bill. I wonder why ������ho didn't? Sin;  r-l guess the boy couldn't carry both  Mrs. Voir Blumer���������Whnt are you po  ing to do with tho^e awful cignr.������? Voe  lilurner���������I'm saving tlnMir for a friend nl  mine who has just bec-oaie a Clin=tu:.  Scientist.���������"Life."  Circumstances alter cases:���������"The. Iwyj  are throwing stone* at a poor pi-ld>r."  "Orrtnrgcous." "That's whnt I 13.uk.*  "Whose boys are theyt" "Yours." "U.r  well, bova will he bovs. l^et tbe children   play."���������Chicago  "'I'n**."  Lrlitor���������You wish a position ns ino.^  reader? Applicant���������Yes, sir. ''Do ,".-  understand the requirements of thj,t :.;  sponsible position?" "Perfect!;.-. ������*,--.  Whenever you make any mistakej i", i'r,  pnpcv, just blame 'em on mc, any I'r)  never 6ay a .word.".���������New Yuik  "Weekly."  savs, 'of putting mv win-  bookseller.'"  It is related that onee. wire  printed a cartoon represent'Tig  nrv coiiver.s;ition between J.1.1  Whistler and Oscar WiM<\  "*  Whistler:  "itidiculous;  h!-..:  nre together wc never talk  thing except ourselves.1'    *'  replied  Whistler  in  .1  nt ���������  "when you and  t arc to:.":  talk about anything t\t  The following: story r-  Xew Orleans 1 nvyer, win  address the bo;, a of a hn  commenced:���������'"My  yonn-'   .  approached tho ontr.ir.e t 1  noticed on thc panel of l!i  eminently appropriate  to  of this kind.   It expre--e,  most useful to the avcra-.',  steps into the arena of life.    ,t v  "Pull," shouted the bo*.-,  ������������������   .1  laughter,  nnd   tha lawyer   fr It   t  hnd taken his text from the ivrorv  of the door.  Of  Miss  "Bco" Drew,    John     l������>*i  daughter, it is said that one day 1  childhood sho asked her father h>  ten a certain paper, "The   Daily  appeared. "Tho paper is c.rl' d tin- *:  isn't it?" Mr. Drew aske.l.    'X ���������  the young girl.   "Then 11111-in't i: ���������  cessity   appear every   daj *"    "I  quite see that," said Miss  Drew  plain enough.    Why don't you ��������������������������� .:  her  father  usked.    "Because,"   sV--v  swercd, "if 'The Dally ���������' must .-  every day, then 'The Century* in-  pear every century."  One day recently, says  the ,*  "Post-Express," a certain j"������n.  Supreme Court of that distriet ���������  friend  of  hia,  a, lawyer,   tu   <:���������'  .with him.    The wind was  lu-r-t  start, and it soon freshened: .1-  littie craft began to to.-,-  a-'d i<-  manner that caused the lawyer in  ward uneasiness.   The jin'go. rcr'.j  friend's plight in bis cort:.-i'-.ioii������   I  ;kind  hand   on  his  shoulder,  at-.'  "My dear fellow, can I tin .nyti-  vou?"    "Yes, your homsr."   rep  lawyer, "I wish TOO ������ou d o%ei... .  motion."  Once, when the late Bishop n' '  bury, who was an almost f.m.itr.  cate of the temperance ino\ cm  Bishop of Exeter, he tra'vrllrd -.  tance'tato the country to jtie".  ricultural  function.   On   his' rett  rest was disturbed by a new -boy  ing,    "Beiriarkabl*   etatement    1  Bishop I of Exeterl"   To gr.-rtify !"  osity, he despatched a   seivit  chase  the   paper.    This   ������a-   1.  contain his morning's aiblre^-. li  his remark^-jocosely m.iile. of 1  "T have never been drun-k  in  in  the sub-editor had placed tlie bo!'  head, "Remarkable   Statement I -  Bishop of Exeterl"  On one occasion when  Mr.   '���������"  Dunlop,  now  a  prominent  olf-<i.i'  large  banking   institution   in   J,'  was crossing the Atlantic, a nf'.  ster waa    exhibiting lira    skill  smoker by making pun3 from lV   ,  of   hia   fellow-passengers.    A   (!���������-  arose, and the punster declare" '  ity to squeeze a pun frorrr  tin- i-  anyone on the ship.    "W-iit a  I '  claimed   Dunlop,   "111   wager   yi-  smokes that you can't work   it  ������������������  name."    Quick  as a flash  came   *  aponse: "Oh!  that's easj-; just  *l  the  last   three    letters  .r-*d   if-  Dunlop bought for the crowd.  Neglect s cough and raatxmct  coniumpttoa.  Shiloh's  Consumption  CUrC    The Lung Tenia  cares consumption���������  but don't leave it toe leng.  Try it ������������������������.  Your money back if it doesn't  benefit you.  ' Prices 25c., 50c., and S1.00  s. awxujtca  Tmau, Cuu t������*af, V.I.  A Business Woman,  Mrs. Dixon���������-I was so shocked to he.-i'  of your 'husband's death. I came u  console with yoii- on j-onr great lof-  Mrs. Weeds (absently)���������Yes, but it w,i-  fully covered bj- insurance.  Helping Him Along.  Mr. Shye���������l would be awfully pleas",  if you thought enough of ier rn .,.���������������������������.! si.  by my first name. Mis- Williii!*i���������'.li>  your last name is go"tl eiivuigii lot rat.  ,4a--a  vi*&tr  VH&tir,  . :*e������-r  '��������� -%?&'���������  -iSwe'l  X       Si  ���������iffis?  -������a������si'u  -j*&<^  caaor*  tls������e"i  ��������� JiiE2  .'tixza&zr  - '5E5.-S-  ��������� fare*-"  ���������^te*-.'  *,-*������������.���������,  Lever's Y-Z (Wise Heac, 3isinfectant  ���������Soap Powder is better than other uowdc���������.  as it is both soan and disinfectant.    ���������**  A Living Encyclopedia.  Lyulph Stanlej- was an Epg!;-,lr,.i^ ������<>jji  whom.Lowell said that he "knew I   etc  times as many facts as any j*oung  rzzcz  whatever had'any business to know/t*-   ���������  He had   but  one  rival   in   that l^ser  Palgrave,   who     compiled   the    "Gc !<!*���������=;:  Treasurj'."     Much   interest   ������pran^. 3JE.--  among their friends whea the two <r=tfc-,  off onca trip together.  "It's an even chance which will retirrarr  alive," said ono man, solemnly.     TiTm**"*-  thay did come bade, Palgrato was paloa'  emaciated,   silcntj   but   Stanley  sprraoc;  -lmmoved,   and ���������m'ore   all-knowing   :>-ms.  ever. *������  One night Buckle, the author -r    j >.,;  History    of Civilization,"    was    !_,. .ag7'-  .down the law on even* "subject, r-Uh'-a  magnificent   pomposity"  that   madr   ti*  t8ble quake;   At last he put forth fo-ro  "statenltnt about the burning of a' witoi"-  and set the date a century.'out oXl'm  ' way.���������Stanley���������who -was   preaent-.-haA't  borne some preceding inaccuracies-ve*Jf-  well, with only a slight shaking;of ���������,w-  hcad and a reddening of thc face.  Suddenly liU self-control gave w ���������.  and he leaped to hia feet. He extemkd  his hand, and piped forth in a vlgoront  treble:���������  "I beg your p.*rdon, hut the l.istwrtjl  was burned at such-and-such a place, i*  such-and-such   a   j'car,   under   such-airi-.  such circumstances.   And her name: wasa *  so-and-so, and you will find all about it%  in a book to which   I  can easily  refees  vou,   and. which   you   evidently   dontf.  know."  Torrcnti.of imprison- d knowledge vrery  thereupon poured on B.-cklc's head, until  the historian of civilizal'on sat wrathful^.  ejttinguisheil. mute. But a little later hii;  had hi.������ rev. nge. Some one mentioned nf:  new dictionnrv aF a "ood one.  ���������Tt is," ������i':d Brickie, with solemnity^.'  "it is orre of thc few dictionaries I,hav������-  read through with pleasure."  The intimalif'i that he had read. anrtfT  dictionary turo'^h for pleasure so as������-  toni5hed*the grr. -ts that they forgot sif-  ptijit discomfiture in new awe.  Femii:'  : Figureai  ��������� ������������������- -K-  "Xo.". ?aid the w<  cannot riarry. j-oi :  '  iye- i=f ri iiiaurincniu'.  answered   the  rn' i  1  be, "vou  admit   **>  twenty-two  bir'    's'  I    .i::i  only     tin     '  "True.*' .���������i.iid the f 1  the dificrcncc.  t-i   ,T -  will be  Sfty-tMo .t !  seven."    Aid. b"'   t  >  never a  word,  b"i   1  Chicago "Daily Xcv. .  ian in th������ <Sa*\ "t\  -��������� disparity in oro%  hi-barrier.'",������itj^*  o Would a. hnbhyjf'  nit ing ' celehratedj-  iversazies, ani-  j-our  eenlorjp'  "but think oj%  irs hence; **TOw"  M be twenty*  man, ho aa-nf^  jo at tfrifci-afl  ur.  But for lace a'wi in'"  Have little :.-:nptaii"'-  mair h'ttle Icm^Lil.^.i.  w<rd&  ,:   woman *  tu be vain���������099 'V   . .'���������  awmff  Dry-goods  IVIerchants  AND YOUN  Dry goods  Merchants  Preparing for Stock Taking  A   GREAT   REDUCTION  THROUGHOUT OUR ENTIRE STOCK.  Ladies'' Black and Grey $3  Boas  Children'.'; White Fur Collarettes $2.50  Children's White Fur Sets, Muffs and Boas,  ���������Ladies' Long Black Fur Boas $ig..*>o  Ladies' Sable Boas $16.50  One only, Black Cloth Costume, Silk Lined,  Two only, Grey Clolh Costumes $17.50  Three Only, Grey, B|-o\\*n and Black Costum  Two only Costumes ������12 -  Ladies'jackets <j( 15 -  Ladies' Jackets s*io  Children's Jackets $7.50  Dress Skirts S7.50 -  Dress Ski.rts (1.4.50 -  Misses' Dress Skins, $.���������"}.75 - -  Not one of the above lines liTit would cost fo buy   10-day   from  10 to 25 per coin, more than when bought last Fall.  All Lines of Goods are on the Advance.  '-  Now  $2.00  -  ,,  1.50  $7       '���������-  *���������'  4.00  -  ..".'  7.00  -  i,  12.00  $25..  1 i  15.00  - -  "  10.00  cs Si5  I (  7.00  -  i I     '  6.00  -  4 4  9.00  -  i I  5.00  -  ( (  o-OO  ���������  K  4'50  -  11  2.50  * -  . w  2.50  <  >  r  c  >  w  r  m  ^S  ���������������3P  PRIZES!   PRIZES!   1  .A ('oiijnni is irivcn with i-vrry Dnllrir's Woi'ih of (looils piii'flinscd. FOR  CASH, Ilie Drawing; to tnko plaeu January 20th, 1904, unilcr the siipei1-  vision nl" twnnf f(i*vlstokc's most, trustwrirtliy iritizi.'iis.  Here Are the Prizes  PRIZl'S  ���������o  i  30  2  N  3  m   .  (fi  4  5  e>  6  <  7  m  8  2 -  9  >  1o  a  *  >  -<  Ladies' Seal Jacket  Set of Dishes - -  Gentleman's Dress Suit Case -  One Pair Best American Shoes  Piano Cover - -  A Boys' Reefer Overcoat  One Set Pillow Shams and Scarf      ���������  Table Linen and Napkins        -       ���������  Baby Cashmere Cloak        - -  One Dozen Linen Handkerchiefs cSni"  VAI.HK  $60 00  20 00  8 00  5 00  5 00  5 00  5 oo  5 oo  4 5o  4 50  *?m-  'fiF  #  -Mly  Tlr.'iiikiirjj; yrirr lor-yiirrr-p.-i-l.i-fin.-igi'in tiro prist.    Wo liopr-  to  roniliiol,   out-  liiLsincKs so Unit, we will always liiivo youi- <;niiliilcin-o in the firtury.  WE WISH YOU ALL THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON.  THIS DRAWING TAKES  PLACE  ON  JANUARY 20th NEXT  ���������<5  ���������<st  ty  ty  I  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  tyty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  ..MACDONALD & MONTEITH..  Tnko this opportunity of wlshirur tlii'ir customers  "A H.U'PY AND I'llOSPlOROUS HEW YEAR."  and sincerely l liank Micro lor so generous a prit-  romijvo during the Holiday Ncitson.  SpociiaS Discount  on Ail Lines of  As we liiiv������> a very heavy slock of  j\Ie:i's WiiiH'r Clootls, Roots and Shoes,  lirrlihei'S, Ovei'con. s, ntc, we have  ileeiiled fni' the month of ,l.'iliiini'.\* to  give n special discount on nil lines of  .Mens Wear.  '���������'\V<> will give *.'.') percent, iliscomifc <m  Weridy-Alaile    Clothing,   ��������� Roots     and  '.Shoes, Trunks, (irips, flats .-mil  Claps,  Hlaiikels. ete.  Ten I'erOont. on all lines of Uuhhers.  Overcoits and -Mnekiuaws at cost.  As this Sale is only ifonil for the mouth of January  we would ask you to lalre ailv.'iiitiii;e of tire sirini'.  We want, to cut down our slock liel'ore Slock  Tnl'in-.  ^   Revelstoke, B. C.  mrnnri  EID & YOUNG  I MACDONALD & MONTEITH, TIRSI STREET |  tytytytytyty tytytytytytytytytytytyty tytytytytytytyty  Revelstoke, B. C.  P,   S,���������Leuesr Orders received  between   now ami  lime.of  drawing will  be entitled  to Coupon and  Share  in  the  Prizes.  ���������������fl3>  ���������*/!>  ���������"trfJ  ~~en  ���������������f������  "iptit  I        l^iUiUiaiiiiMUiiiUa^^  ��������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� (mm *i ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ��������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������  ��������� *  I Canada Drug & Book Company I  WI-   HAVK  JJEEN"  TALKING  BUS I.V ESS  ALL   YEAR-  MOW.  We wish  our many  friends and  evervbixly  else  A BRIGHT AND  PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR  I Canada Drug & Book Company |  ��������� KEVKI.SYOKI*.   1*. C. J  : 2  Bora  MORRIS���������At ltevelstoke. orr .Ian. .Isl,  lVtli, to .Mr. and M������. Hairy Mori-i.-.  .-<. dauehti-r'.  LOCALISMS  Qnadi-ille to-inqrrow night.  ��������� IHtlce Supplies at  Binvs' Drug Store.  Hiss \i. Wilkinson and "Miss. I'.irrlirre  Annalile. oi" Xel.-nn. are visit.in.cr .Mrs.  it. M. Clarke. Second srreet.  ��������� FOR SALK ���������An Oi-.snn only rn rrs<-  for 11 iriTirrtlrs. price $7.">. a snap. Apply  to .Horace .Mairuins/.  .1. O.  Murray, editor and  piihlishpi-  j of thu Trout Lake Topic is spending .n  t'eivdav.s in town this week.  Leave   vnur   orders   for   div wood!  with H. N. ('oui-si������r. '     -l.-rrnes .McMrchon  has completed thc  constr-iretion   of   his blacksmith shop.  .1. Melntyre. of Notch Hill,  spent  couple of days this week irr thu city.  for sale .it.  ex! lire Salvation Army barracks and  -iio\v-^operi-f"i-^bn������irre.-us. ���������_  -Silkrrre. ('Iiin.r Silks all colors, Vancy  Work Serini.   Wash   Silk    Floss.  Crochet,   Silks   and   other    fancy      work  B. Hume A." Co's.  ��������� lle.il ifi-itdes of ChiH-olnt  Hews" Ur-rifi Store.  The   Krwjtenay     .Mail's     ("lii-i.-tina  jiniiiU-r \\ins issued ou   Sat unlay   lust. J requisites at t'.  ���������Senejra Cou^h  Syrup,   an   exrellenr.}    The line new post, ollii-e  nl Ottawa.  remedy, sold only at Bnv>' l-'rui;-Store. ��������� war. destroyed by lircon Tuesday even-  ,     , ,,   ,.     ,��������� tti ! ius<. loss.xllHl.i'K'KI.    The lire was due to  Mrs. Anderson. ������M   fk-atorr.    was  ill       " *.  , the explosion ol an electric pump,  town yesterday.  ,.   ,. .  ,,  ,       .   .    ���������.,    .   '" Morris Andi'i'son and  fainilv rel.ul'n-  ���������HkmIC.-B. Hume A* ( o>-a.lvt.   I heir - - , |;lii(    W(;(..k   ri.ri)|l  .v..me.oiive,-wh.-i-B  annual .laniiar.V sale is now on.     ��������� j they spent a couple of weeks' holidays  ., ,       .       / ,.       i with friends.      Mv. Anderson hfoiiL'ht  ��������� \\ . ,(. Cmiy. resr.lerrt denlrst. ,' I ������:- ��������� ,,.���������.k lh(. ,,���������.��������� voimx sons of  Nuts An-  lors over Bews drnir sioi-e. ; j der-son, who were ni.lendinj-; school at  Mrs. \V. H. Prntt   will be "at home**! ' J11* AI-xh ih1i:j   home.    Vancouver, Cur  ,    "   . .      , .. . ,     ���������        ....       i    .Ithe past year',  co her friends orr l-iiday ami Saturday'  of this week.  ���������Pineapple f'heese��������� a novelty  in line   ^  chc������^���������,.t ,.p i., ai..,-.������...-,.rc.������. j���������   L|MSEED   L|C0RICE  Hum** aiwt i <*<* \w *  Geo. S. McCai-Tcr n-tirr-rieil   Tuesday!*  evening   fr-orn   n     business     trip    to  Golden.  The regular weekly drill of the J{.  .M. It*, will lake place in thu drill hall  to-night, ('/'apt. Iliowu desires a full  at tendance,  I The electric lixht. came on again on  Tuesday evening after three weeks'  lie-up t.liroiijjh the burning _ of the  armature at the power house.  | |The Kaslern States ami Rastern  0,'iiiiida are snlt'erini; this week from  extreme cold arid liliz/.nrds'. Kevelstoke  weather is balmy and perfect.  ��������� 100(1 yards .Inpan Tall'eta, pure silk.  21 inches wide���������moo window on Mac-  keir/ie avenue���������(iOc. and T.ic. silks spiling at ."i0c.. (.'. I!. Humei's- Co.  Kiiinlnops has au epidemic of midnight, burglaries. (Jn S.today night,  no less than four attempts at, liuri^l.-iry  were ��������� committed un merchants of  I hat city.  Messrs. T.Taylor. M. P. P., W. M.  Brown. L*. F. Lindm.-uie and Theo.  Wadman. left on Tuesday morning  for Nelson to attend the Conservative  Corrverrlron hfrld in thitcity yesterday.  To merrrbers of thr; Philnrnionir:  Society, do not forget ihe rehearsal of  H. M. S. Pinafore, lorrrght. at the  residence of Mrs. H. A. Hi-own. at S p.  r:r. Kxerutivf comruittec is requested j  to be on hand sliorciy before eight.        |  Two vacancies occur on the School  Board this year. .Messrs. Floyd and  Bennett's term of office having expired. The. ejection to iill the vacancies will be helrl    in   conjunction with  lieiiieniber the Young Coiiberv.-ilive  Club rooms are open, beginning .Monday, for at least three, nights.a week.  Tbe latest daily and, weekly news  paper-swill be on llle, curds, games,  etc.    Programme  for  .Monday   night.  Kemembeu.thii-Yoiing Conservative  Chili rooms, Selkirk Anil, will bu regularly opened for the balance of the  winter- on Monday night next. A[l  Conservatives arid .friends invited.  Pi-ogaaurme. speeches, etc., tlie order  of the evening.  The Clolden Star produced an excellent holiday number last week. Tin  paper- was well printed and views of  various scenes in the' neighborhood  wove well brought up. The edition  was replete with interesting information of the resources of Golden aiul  surrounding district.  At the Young -Conservative Club  meeting held in the club rooms on  -Monday evening lasl, there was a large  attendance and a splerrJid impromptu  programme tendered consisting 'ol  readings, songs and music. On Monday evening the progi-aniineconimittee  are arranging for- a big programme.  All Conservatives ami friends ^-ire  invited to be on hand .Monday night.  Puclic Meeting  His Worship. .Mayor' O'Brien, calls  a, meeting of r.-lepayers in the Council  chamber for tomorrow. Friday niglu,  nt.S o'clock, 'when the retiring members of the Council will give an  account of their stewardship.  the civitFTneetions.  Fire Brigade No. 2.  The   annual meeting of No. 2 Fire  Brigade was held   in   the hall on Monday   evening.      The   business  of   the  year  was   gone over and committee  ia,epLU-tsM:!iad^=J'hp^ie-port'<-\ver<!r-l';ivor--'  table and   finances   in   good condition.  A farewell service will lie held in the I'-The following .ollieers were elected for  Army   Barracks   orr  Sunday  evening j the coining year:-'  .limitary 10th.    Tuesday evening thei  will he jl special   service,   the  subject  will be ."Three Scenes in a  Drunkard's  Life."    Cake arrd eoll'ec will be served. '  Admission. 2.V-. j  Col. Holmes. I).;0. (*.. will be in   iheL,   ,,        ,   ,,    ,    ,   ������������������...        ,,      .,c..,u  -    . i i ... I It. l-ampliell. .A. !���������.. Iviiican , chairmirn,  j city.on the "isth inst..   when   he will j _������.  ; take over' the Drill Mall for the .Militia ! --.,_   __  Chief--.): K. .MacLean.  A.sst-C.'hr'ef���������W. A. Foote.  Captain Ifose  -.1. A. Dallas,  ('apt. Hook A: I .adder��������� Geo.  Knapp.  Seey.-Treusurer��������� C. If. Macdonald.  Standing Committee ~.l.   Kingnr, B.  AND CHL0R0DYNE  -���������-���������Norwegian Herring 7."ic. per dnz.  Anchovies in large tins. 10c at. C I!.  Hume and Co's.  Chas. Harvey, of Camborne, went  south this morning after spending a  day in the city mi business.  Nominations for the municipal elections ��������� take place at the -city hall on  Monday. ('.. .1. Aman is returning  officer. *  ���������J. B. Cressman. the Mackenzie Ave.  tailor, has received Iris samples, for  spring, the goods are now on the road,  lie will make a Djiecial sale price of  winter suits next week to clear out fall  Stock before new goods -irrivvs.  An    (���������Wflli.-nt    cniniioirrnl   fm  ('oiijsIik anil CoM*.  Department from the Public- Works.  Orr the flay following he will inspect,  the accoutrements of the local corps.  Conservatives! Attention 1  J   Van arc invited to the.Cliih rooms  Monday night next at K o'clock.     Pr-o-  A large hole  has  been   dug on   the i gramme, speeches and organization,  west side of  Bourne  Bros.'  old  store j  which might  be  part   of  the  setting I ���������'!'  for' a scene from "The Grnvedigger.*  but most likely, to-be 'connected with  the foundation for the new ('.'-.P.It*.  station.  Corporation of the City of  Revelstoke.  Wc liave a large -number of lines whicli wc want to  reduce. Wc will give you a good discount, on any of them.  We arc going to make oiir Show Rooms considerably larger  and we will give you all kinds of templing offers to help us  reduce our stock in order that wc may, carrv out our alterations.    ASK FOR DISCOUNT.   -  - '-  John E.  Cabinet Making*.  PROCLAMATION  A. Universal Favorite  With the. travelling public "in the  I D.irninion hotel of Kainlonps. li. C.  I Kvery rorfiiii������rci������l traveller- in the  [ vvest   .whose   itinerary   takes   in   the  25(.  A  BOTTLE  SOLD BY  Walter Bews, Phm. ������}..���������  Druereist and Stationer.  Mail   Orders   receive   prompt^  attention.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������ +++++++++  li. A, "Warner, financier, of C'lrrcier, i .        .-������  i   r   ,      ,  /.-. -     ������   ,r      ,  ,'       ,    ���������,    . . "beautiful   inland  Citv   of   Kainloop.i.  .\o. ;.[. B. H. I., ik'paying a   visit   lo|will  endoree   the   Hkii.m.p.   when   it  his relations and friends  in   Cornwall,������������������' declares "The Dominion" Mie.eipial of  Out,, and also expects to take in some  of'the   larger'   cities   of   the   Knstern  States.     He expects  to   return   ilr   the.  spring 'accompanied by  Airs.   Warner.  ��������� A good recommend.---Mere is one. of  .1. B. Cressman's outside recommendations a.s to I he clothing he. turns out  from his famous establishment. II,  comes from lhe l.ardeair ilaleil .Ian. 1st,  and reads as follows:���������-"Kudosed you  will firul draft for .S70 amoiiril. of my  bill. I am much pleased with my suit  and overcoat���������a perfect lit and exceedingly well made. Vou Tiny well be  plessed in turning out such nice  work."  any hostelry along the line nf theC. P.  Ft., for service, equipment and rill  round convenience. It hns all the  modern accessories, is -splendidly  lighted, heatcix and ventilated, Ine-  pro.idrablc dining room service, unexceptional cuisine, genial proprietors, n  courteous slalf, witli telegraph, teh-  phnne. express and livery in connection. It has-a spacious reading room  line bar. bus to meet all trains, ample  parlors and reception rooms, admirable  facilities for- biuiriuets and receptions,  and ih.short, all l.hafc the term first-  class modern hotel implies in the West  and that i.s���������much.  Parties composed of tourists, sportsmen, clubs, troupes, etc., should wire  or' writ:-1 irr advance for terms, rooms,  etc. Address C. .1. Flobiiison iV Co.,  Dominion hotel, Kamloops, B.C.  I'iiMk'Nntn'i! is liui'liy Riven to the Klirrtnr-  ������)������ the .\]imiei|i,-ility nf Kovojstoko tlint I ro-  tjiriro tlio picKence of tlie srihl electors at the  i-ity (.-lei!;'.-, Ollice, City Hull, McKenzie Avenue,  in the yiiiil city, on tire llth ilav i������' 'nriirnrv mill,  :itl-2 o-plnck, rrnoir, for the iir ruose of eljctliijr  jieisons to repraiierit tliern iir . e Jlunieipnt  l.oiincil us Mayor, runt Alderman, mul al-, for the  pin nose of electing two School Trustees.  The nioile of nomination of ciuulidntes shall lie  us follows:  The candidates shrill bc nominated irr writing:;  the writing "hall lie nulMi-r.lie I by. two voters  or the municipality as proposer arrd seconder,  and shall he delivered to the Jloturriing Officii-  at any tune hetween the date of thii rrotice and  ���������J p. in. of lhe day of the nomination; niul in the  event of a poll beine; uerci-Kirv snelr polls will  l>e opened orr Tliurmlav. the 14th dav of  .lanuary, 1004. iir the City Clerk*-- Ollice iii the  </ity of ltevelstoke, anil kept open lietween the  liniiiot nine in the forenoon niul the hour of  half past seven in the afternoon, for titking arut  recording the votes of the electors of the said  r.'il-y, of which every person is liurebv required  to take notice and govern himself accordiirglv.  Tire persons rpi.ililied to he nominated for  and elected as Mayor sli.ill he such pcr-uins a^  .".re male llritish subjects of the full age nl  tiverity^nne���������years���������arid-ri ii'--riol,--dis(|irirlllleit  under any I law, and lia\e been fur six months  next preceding the dav of nomination the  regi.-lered owners irr the l.-tnil Registry Otlice  of land or real properl-v in the uitv of the  assessed value ou (he Insl Muuicipa"! Assessment Koll of One Thou-uuil Dollars or urorj  ��������� ���������ver, arid above any reglsteied incumbrance or  charge, and who are otlu-m-ise dnl.v iiualilied ns  municipal voter*.  Tlie persons qiialitied lo be nominated unit  elected as Aldermen shall be sueh persons u������  are male llritish subjects nt the full age i.r  l>venty-oiie years, and aie mil disqualilicd  under any |������,v, and have lieen . fnr .������ix mouths  next preceding the day ���������f noiiiinalion tin-  reglslereil owner ill Ihe Land Itrgislry Ollice,  of land or real propertv iu the cil\ of the  assessed value on the last .Municipal Assess,  ment Itoll, nfri'ivc Hundred Dollars or mine  over and above.An> registered incumbrance m  charge, and who aie olheniise iiualilied ii������  Muuicipa] voters,  The persons qualified to be nominufed foi  and elected as .School Toistee.s shrill be such  persons as rue liouseholdets arid being Ilritisli  subjects of the full age of tnenlv-oui- veao.  and othcruisc qualified to inte at an election of  School Trustees.  Kvery c'liulidnte nominated shall signify by a  writing nccoiniianying the nominnliou paper, liis  consent to sucli nomination, except iu case such  person be absent from the .Municijiality, when  micli absence shall be stilted lu the nomination  paper.  Kvery candidate noiiiinriled for Mnw.i or Alderman shall, on or hefoie the hour of tuo p. in. of  the day nf nomination furnish [he Kcttirnhig  Olliccr with it statement in wilting, specifying rhe  land or real property upon which Tie oiuilincs.  (riven under iny Itnnil, nl, ltevel������loke, this tiinl  dayof.liiniinry, Mini.  CIIAH. .1. A.1IAX,  Kctiinilng Officer.  Upholstering'.  REVELSTOKE  FURNITURE  STORE.  Picture Framing'  Real Bristle Brushes  There ' > -ro bettor brush made than our special  Wired Ii.nl llrlitle Solid Hack liriish. We -sell  them so reasonable, too,  ONE DOLLAR EACH  ���������* t  Othui-K in Heal Iir i.s tie with Ebony, Rose or  Olive Wood Backs wo Hell for ������1.25 and $1.51) and  up to tVi each. ������.   ,  If you want a gcod every day brut-sh, seeHIioso  at one dollar.  llverythhig In Toilet Articlen, Tooth Brushes, ���������  Clothes Brushen, Perfumes, etc.   We have them  ��������� in ahundauce.  UNION HOTEL  .fOIlN I.AUOrfTOX,  Pimp.  Rates : $2.00 Per Day  Nearest Hotel to Station  '    1  FIRST STREET  REVELSTOKE, B. C.  THK HK1) CHOSH DRUG STORE  Wo ara saoriflolnsr Pnsos on Toys to olenr out stock.   Bring- tho Children Along-.  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������a*  Wearel^eady ~       i  for the /few year Jrade \  With Uro most complete slock iot FURNITURE evei/ ���������  I'xlrihiti'il in Kovelstoliu. Kveiylhing which udds to the ���������  comfort, of n hoini! nml  mnk<������s life  worth  living will he  Z  found nt ���������  ���������  ft. Jiowson & Co.'s furniture Store,   i  SPECIAL EDUCTIONS TO CASH PURCHASERS.        ���������  *****aaa'a********aa******a******aaaaaaaa*aaaaaaaaa*  LIFE,   FIRE, ACCIDENT,  IM.ATE GLASS INSURANCE  . Officers of  Fraternal Societies  Bonded  We Can Sell, R������jnt,   Buy or  KxrliKii������;<* Good City Properly.  LEWIS   BROS.  Rei'.l Estate and Insurance Ag-enls  Revelstoke, B. C.  tS     HEADQUARTERS FOR  2>  SANTA (LAUS  CHRISTMAS GOODS  .lust Openeil Up.  as  *i    5?        CANDIES  IS TOBACCOS  Jf PIPES, ETC.  9*  %  i  ts  te  at the usual price.  31  s  ���������%  Jt  $  M  I  i  I      HORACE MANNING,  J, McKenzie Avenue. jtf  ������awimtKi'A>WH*etmitw^  aak

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