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 T  im^Si**??*S***m^*^m*^^^m;*~^m^^m^^mm\*^l_  *     /  ^aJsTJD  RAILWAY  .MEN'S.JOURNAL  Vol    XIV: NO. SB  REVELSTOKE B. C.   THURSDAY,   MARCH 10,1904  $2 OO a Year in Advance  ���������rt"  DEPARTMENT   STOKE.  In this department wc arc  getting together a stock for thc  bpring Trade tliat will surpass  any ol" our former efforts. 'We  will bc glad to have thc opportunity of showing you through  our different lines.  CLOTHING  Men's Tweed Suits, Barbers'  Coats, Waiters' Coats, Lounging  Coats.    Separate Trousers.  if  UNDERWEAR  The famous Stanfield's Underwear (unshrinkable), Sanitary  Linen Mesh. -  Balbriggan Underwear in colors and Black.  Cashmere Underwear in colors  and Black.  Suspenders, Umbrellas, Rain Coats, Caps, Night  Shirts, Handkerchiefs, etc. The famous Trainman's  Window Cap.  IS ONE .OF OUR SPECIALTIES THIS YEAR  New Light Weight Woojs for Spring.      Cashmere in  plain and fancy.     We have Special Wool Hose -. . . .  '. .". - ..'. .". .'.-..,. . ."*"��������� .- Three Pairs for $1.00  Very dressy lines in Silk   Lined   Moccas, Tan   Suede,  Grey Suede, and Ox Blood, the new shade.  FANCY  Evening Dress Shirts,  Negligic, Colored Cambric,  and a good line of working  shirts.  COLLARS  The New Win^r Collar,  the New Poke Etc., and  different heights in the  FoJclcd-Collar.-   TIES  White Dress Tics, White  Hook-on Bow&t F^ncy Midget Teck's, Four-in~H-ands,  etc.  *?s*^"4������is?'W^������^r*s  *C������&.J>'9"t&l&4'ZS'*s2'#  *3������;.''iry^iJstf&&sti-''  k*tt^pi&nAv!*S'&''������  ^*rUfifctft&K!y'44������*%&  ���������in za*A**i&������il<c?%  ^im^tiit^irt&s-i^^s^tikivmm  Sweaters  A large showing of Fancy Patterns and Plain Colors.  Haberdash'ry  Bachelor Buttons, Collar Buttons, Cuff Links, Gaiters,  Pocket Combs, Pipes, Belts, Toilet Brushes, Tie Clips,  Arm Bands, Combs, Tie Pins, Nail Brushes, Tobacco  Pouches, Cigarette Hold'ers, Pens, . Handkerchiefs,  Perfume, Shaving Brushes; Shaving Soap, ��������� Hajr  Brushes, Travelling Cases, Razor Strops, Lead Pencils,  Writing Material, etc.  Agents for SLATER'S UNION* MADE SHOES  -r*rWe have both makes of Slater's Shoes.'-  I  E & (0., Limi  Department Store.  A Company Formed .to Operate  High Grade Big Bend Properties ��������� Small Capitalization,  ���������Local Management.  Another   loenl   company   lius  been  formed for tlie purpose of developing  three gi mips oT valuable claims in  the  Big   Bend   district.     Tire diioetointe  are nil local citizens and the  management it,  in  the  hands  of   A. XX7. Mcintosh,   tho   well-known    Big    Bend  miner, who has had iv large experience  in that locality.   There is no district  in   British  (Joliunliin  that  can   show  larger or better defined ledges of  high  grade oie than the Big Bend, and it. is,  only n matter of a veiy   short time  when that district will he the mecca  for   mining   investment.     The   Keystone Alines, Ltd., are the owners of  thiee   groups "of   claims,    vi/.,     The  Keystone   group   of    four   full-sized  claims situated  on   Keystone   mountain,   the   Hoines.te.id   gioup   of   two  full-sized claims situated on  Keystone  ei'oek near where it joins the  Columbia river, and  the  Pinnacle gioup  of  four   full-sized   claims    situnted     on  Lakeviow mountain on Downie cieek.  The work already done  on Keystone  group consists of open cuts for the  purpose of showing np the ledge nnd  No. 1 tunnel of 75 feet on  the ledge  displaying an ore body of from three  to five feet wide nnd three assays from  this ore gave the following results  in  gold silver,  etc,,   of   $7*1,"   !J3S.oO   nnd  $17.50.    No. Two tunnel is in S5 feet  nnd cuts tho vein ut a lowvr  depth.  Assays irom theie gave  returns   ns  follows in nil values, $20.50, $50.25 and  $01.80 to the ton.     On  tins  property  cabins hnve   been  built   and supplies  ni e now on the ground and  the company will do nil the principal work on  the   group for the piesent.    On  the  Homestead group  tliere is   a  strong  ledge ^of   it on 'pyrites,   galena    and  hlende,*an"d russays in  all 'values give  returns of S"32.S5.    The company  will  commence development on this group  and trial shipments to the smelter will  be made dining the coining  summer.  Ore from this gioup enn be loaded on  the steamer fiom  the  month of the  tunnel.   The Pinnacle group   ou  th  nortli side of Downie cieek,   is about  10 miles from the Columbia river. The  ledge on this property is about 2o feet  wide and great depth can  bo attained  on  this showing by drifting on   the  ledge.   There is now a good  trail  to  this property which   will  be   of   con-  sitleiable assistance in getting in supplies for development of  tire properry.  The object of  the company is to do  development work only, and with that  end in view con-adeiable money will be  expended   this   summer   to prove the  value of the giound.     Operations will  be under the diiectionot Mr.McIntosh,  the oiiginal owner and locator.    There  are no high paid  officials and all sales  from stock will be placed to the ciedif  of the operating account. The capitalization of the company is law, namely  SCOjOOO and  only   1000 slimes ;ue now  should he not speak his mind? He is  our leader, our guide and should be  our model. He should hnve nothing  to hide, to keep secret. I am surprised at the "World for tbeslnnd tlrey  take. I f every one of its would speak  our- mind on such important questions  and bc frank and truthful, British  Columbia would be fni better oil'  today. Let us hope for the dny when  this grnfting business shall have  ceased and men will not hesitate to  come out with tho truth."  .Surely such well deserved praise  fiom the political opponents is a  convincing proof of the excellence ol  of the Conservntive party.  IN THE MINES  1 fti fti ftt T*Tl -***- -**** **fr* ***"** -**���������**��������� ���������'T' ���������'r* ''r. Jr. .'r. Jr. .*****. Jr. Jr. ."K Jr. Jr. jr. Jr. .+. Jr.  r ij,! 1^,1 i^j ������^.4 ty 1^,1 I.J.1 ty ty ty ty ty ty ty IJ.1 l^l ty ty ty ty ty 1^1 tyIff 111  Revelstoke Losing Ground.  Elsowheio in this issue is a letter  from a correspondent in' Camborne,  anil among other things reference is  made to the amount of trade from the  Lardeau district which is going to  Nelson.  The Camborne and Ti out Lake Disti ict is really a������part of our district of  Revelstoke nnd being such our business  men should have, if not nil, at least  the great bulk of their patronage. Tho  facilities for obtaining this trade here  in Revelstoke are much gi eater than  those possessed by Nelson. We aie  within easy leach of the the towns of  Beaton. Arrowhead, Camborne, Comaplix, Trout Lake, etc., and it is to be  hoped that more interest will be taken  in the Camborne district as they seem  oni j- 'too anxious to place their business here providing we show a desire  to have it.  SOME MORE  oiTfeied id the public at par. Keystone  Mountain and Downie creek are known  to mining men as being very rich in  gold and silver nnd it is in this locality  that these groups nre situated and the  Keystone Mines, Limited stock should  be very valuable holdings in tlie near  future. There is" no better chance for  men with small capital to invest in  mining stock than is offered here in  Revelstoke, and it should be to our  own intovusl to seo these local companies prosper in mining at our vory  doors. With a local directorate who  are acquainted with the country and  conditions, the affairs of the Keystone  Mines, Ltd. should have the success  that the Herald predicts it will have  the coming summer.  Prevarications" Continued from  Last Week.���������Second Edition  of Deliberate  Lies  Told   By  Our Contemporary. /  ' v -  Revelstoke is 'noted for a modern  Baron Munchausen'in the person of  the editor- of the Kootenay Mail.  When a man is told that he hns  deliberately lied in the face of overwhelming proof and yet offers no  explanation, but continues to fnlsii'y  with absolutely no giounds whatever,  some worthy citizen ought to give  him .i pass to the Provincial institution at New Westminster.  Further, this gentleman is as deficient  in oidinnry arithmetical calculations  as hc is in common horse sense.  Witness.���������He chooses the following  amounts from tho Estimates for this  riding : $500, SjiS,000, $2,000 and  .152.600 and makes a total of .$10,500  instead of .1)13,100 which would be  correct.  To make it still plainer it  is  way:    '  S 500 ij* 500  this  S 8.000  IS 2,000  f-S 2,000  $ 8,000  % 2,000  $ 2,000  -$i:{,100 $10,500  Con eel addition. Mail's addition.  Difficult ?���������Very.  Should     he���������essay entrance��������� to  the public schools we would suggest to  liim that Grade 2 would just about  suit his mental calibre when he stalls  at a little sum in addition like tiie  above.  Regarding the comparison of the  estimates for previous years with this  year, the Huit.u.o will settle that  poiut in a later issue.  Of Fish River Camp���������Mammoth Group Averages Two  Thousand Ounces of Clean  Ore to the Ton.  (From OurOun Corroipotrdunt)  CA-irnoitxi!:, B. C, March .*!.���������James-  Hill is down from the Mammoth group  on Goat mountain, seven miles from  town. He has been working with a  force of mon for the past two months  sinking nn incline shaft. Mr. Hill  reports the workings to be down over  JO feet on tlie dip of the lead, which is  high grade galena. At the bottom of  the shaft is IS inches of this character  of ore. A considerable quantity of  clean ore has been sacked for shipment. While it is hard to estimate  the average value of the contents  samples have run as high a.s 1,500 to  2,000 ounces per ton.  The Mammoth group is owned hy  tlio California Syndicate whoso shareholders are principally Rossland investors. The property is regarded as ono  of the best argentifeious prospects iir  the Fish creek camp. It is understood  that development will be continuous  and that as soon as possible in tlie  spring a trail will be completed from  the proposed Pish river wagon road to  the property.  The Scout group owned by Winnipeg and Camborne people adjoins this  property to the west, and hns the  same high grade lead. Georgo Johnson who has recently returned here  stated, that so soon as supplies could  be taken in work would be resumed.  The owners intend to place the property on a shipping basis by next  winter, and have already some nice  ore in the workings. This is another  property that merely awaits the completion of the proposed Camborne-  Boyd creek wagon road to permit it  joining the permanent shipping ranks.  Andrew F. Rosenbcrger is in camp  arranging to increase the work on the  Goldfinch mine, that has passed into  his management. He is particularly  reticent about future operations contenting himself with hinting that  there will be "things doing." This wns  the property that was so disastrously  handled by the Northwestern Development Company's management and  Mv. Rosenberger has a chance to add  to his laurel*, as a company proinotei  in securing sufficient capital from th&  sale of stock to place the mine on a  dividend paying basis* The Goldfinch  has many admirers in camp as a big  possibility and in the present practical  hands will doubtless once moie come  to tho front us a producer of gold  bucks.  BROS.  ty Hay, Oats, Bran, Shorts, Feed Wheat,  J* Flour, Roi ted Oats, Etc.  $ Bacon, Hams,   Eggs,  Groceries  and  ty Canned Goods, Etc., Etc.  ORDERS SHIPPED SAiME DAY AS   RECEIVED  BROS.  * MACKENZIE AVENUE.  . .*t*. JT. Jr. JT. JT. JT. JT, JT. JT. JT. .���������T. .���������T. JT. .*T. .'  T ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty t  DOMINION     PARLIAMENT  [LATEST  DESl'.YTCtl]  The Inst session of the Dominion  Parliament opened to-day. "Wilfiid  Laiuier mnde a stirring appeal to the  country tor a thiid term. A great  deal of tho time will be devoted to the  Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Theie  are also numerous other railway  charters up lor consideration.  Ou Thursday n, Speaker will be  elected to fill tlie vacancy made by the  resignation of Hon. S.P. Brode.iu who  since last session has been appointed  Jl mister of Inland Revenue. Prospects point to a long and arduous  session.  The February gold bricks from both  the Eva and* Oyster-Criterion mines  have been sent out. No particulars as  to values are obtainable.  The Premier Eulogized  Mr. R. '������, Killaliy, a Redoubtable  Liberal of J$ew Westminster, jp a.  letter to the Columbian' refutes an  attack made on the Premier by the  Vancouver World. Mr. Killaby feels  su well -uttjsfied with the .vdmi'nistra-  tion of the Conservative leader and  thinks the Premier's legislation Is so  fair and just that it is as beneficial to  tlie Liberal party as to tho Conservative party,   -Mr, Killaby says:  ���������* Why, sir, if 1 had not known that  Mr. McBride was a Tory, in reading  over these fow well-known and well-  put facts, In bringing bofore us the  light and truth with regard to the  C. R. R.'s misstatement of affairs, I  surely would have taken him for a  Liberal.  And    he    further   states:   "Why  Business Soon to������Pick Up.  For the past two months business  has been pretty dull. Spring however  is coming on a-pace and this year will  doubtless see quite a boom.  During ' the past winter the timber  put in to shape for the mills is one of  the largest cuts in the history of the  lumbering industry of the interior.  When the mills have got thoroughly  into operation it is estimated there  wjl} he upwayds of }000 additional  men employed. ". ...  This, taken in connection with the  number of new mining properties  starting extensive operations in the  early sprinK will mean a big boom for  this locality as Revelstoke is practically tho chief centre for transportation.    Get ready for business!  Conservatives Attention!  Tliere will be a meeting in Selkirk  Hall, to-morrow, Friday evening, at  eight o'clock. A large attendance of  Conservatives requested. Programme,  short speeches, etc., will be in order.  ���������12ft.   Linolum,   Oft.    Enltid  Floor  Oil, at R. Howson's & Co.  Transportation .Cut Rate ���������  Tlie O. P. R. have reduced freight  ratcs-on rough cedar, hemlock, spruce  and all woods except "fir O'ojn the  original price of oOc. to 10c. per 100  lbs., tlie same rate ns is now charged  on fir. This cut of 10c. pcrlOOlbs.menns  a reduction of $2.50 per thousand on  the freight. ������������������  The railway company made a proposition to the mills whereby American  lumber men will be unable to compete with ,U. C. lumber-men. Tliis  proposal has been accepted and from  the prospects it is thought the increased business of 'the mill this season  owing to the new arrangements, will  moro than tax thc utmost handling  capacity of the railways.  Mining Notes.  ���������An English dictionary of mining  terms gives:     .  Bonanza���������A hole in the ground  owned by an Amorclan liar.  In mining, as in other matters, these  Arabic lines are trite and true,  He that knows not and knows not  that he. knows not, is a fool���������shun  hiin.  lie that knows not and knows that  he knows not, is simple^-teach hiin.  . He that knows and knows not that  he knows, is asleep���������rouse him.  And he that knows and "knows that  he knows, is a wise man���������follow him.  Card of Thanks  The Ladies' Hockey Club desires to  heaitily thank the Independent Band  for their kindness in furnishing music  at the hockey match on Monday  evening, March 7th.  Hockey.  The rink practically closed -> last  Monday evening for the season, with  a Indies hockey match. The players  included tho team which went to  Rossland and an additional seven from  the city. The ice was in fair condition  until the last when it became a little  sloppy but the girls put up nn interesting game. The opposing players  represented no .particular team but  were simply chosen indiscriminately  and as an evidence of thc good'feeling,  each fair goal keeper allowed her  opponents to put in' 2 goals. The  following were the players:  GREENS ' UUJES  Goal  Miss 15. Jollift'e Miss X. Dunn  Point  Mrs. E. Edwards Mip������ H. Dunn  *  Cover Point  Miss N. McRae Miss V. Coleman  Rover  Miss M. Buck Miss Bliss  *       Right  Wing  Miss M. Corlev Miss B. Spiuling  Left Wing  Miss M. Calder Miss Pettipiece  Centie  Miss B. Saw ver Miss L. McPhadden  Referee���������W. J. Barber.  Many were lather disappointed that  the ladies met such haul luck ut  Ros'ikuid but it seams thnt there is a  very good reason. Tlie Indies team  hns been frowned upon here practically all season and particularly when  they went to Rossland. There is a  feeling that the game is too rough and  detracts from the dignity and the  lady-like uttitude���������we���������would���������wish to  admire in the fair sex. But surely the  girls liave just as much right to obtain  tlieir pleasure from the more strenuous sports as the young men, providing of com-se they preserve the same  characteristics we admire in them  when presiding at an afternoon tea or  other such dainty fetes. In short a  lady is a lady anywhere and our  respect for her as such can never  lessen while she keeps our ideals of  womanliness in view, whether we see  her with a hockey slick or broom  handle.  The C. P. R. and City teams fought  it out on Friday night last to the tune  of 0 to 2 in favor of tbe railroaders.  The teams faced off with Allum,  Sawyer, McDonald, Swan, W. Bews,  H. Bews and Dr. Sutherland for the  City and Woods; McCann, Bowlen,  Allan, Cao, and Chambers for the  C.P.R.  Dr.'Sutherland .-was 'injured.-at the  commencement and retired from the  fray, J. Pettipiece taking his place.  This is thewindup 6"f hockey notes  for the season, and doubtless many  are glad It is peculiar irow anything  no matter whether it be the'most  attractive amusement or the awful-  ness ot war, will grow tiresoms to the  newspaper reader. The demand i.s  always for something new and exacting, be it good or bad. Deplorable as  it may be, are we not all anxiously  looking forward to some fremendQiis  bloody battle between Russia and  Japan ? and will we l>e satisfied till we  get it with the details of so many.  thousand Russian soldiers killed and  all the other horrors ?  Ottawa, defeated Brandon last night  0 to 3, in the fli*stgaine for the Stanley  cup. The nex,t game takes place tomorrow night.  JAPANESE  SCORE AGAIN  Japanese     Squadron     Attacks  Vladivostock���������Several Russian  Cruisers Totally Destroyed���������  ���������War Notes.  The despatches state that the Japanese squadron is at sen and report that  a heavy engagement took place between the opposing fleets, resulting in  the destruction of several Russian,  cruisers. No details are at hand, yet  it seems that all news points to a  surrender of Vladivostock arrd Port  Arthur.  / W.VR NOTES.  Last week the Japanese threw some  200 lyddite shells into the town of  Port Arthur, but only oue or two  exploded. It is apparent from this that  the manufacturers of the shells have by-  some means been corrupted and are-  playing treason to the Japanese Government in the preparation of war  ammunition. Such actions are certainly despicable and only another  evidence that every man has his  price.  The Russian students and other  reform bodies have signified their-  entire disagreement with the present  policy of the government. Should a  revolution take place���������of which there  seems every probability���������tiie students  of the various colleges of Russia will  doubtless take the lead as they are  foremost in reform and freedom from  despotism.  THE WAR.  As far :ls can be learned through;  the meagre news contained in* the  dispatches the situation in the far  East, apart from minor incidents,  remains about the same.  Japan, is apparently centering all  her attacks at Port Arthur and Vladivostock;���������It-is-ieasonab!e to suppose-  that with her naval strength she wil  force these two ports to surrender and  then fortifying and using them as a  b.isis will gradually move forward  through Korea and . Manchuria and  force the Russians back. Whether  or no the Japanese will lie successful  in this "is. of course, hard to say, but  from the energy, forethought and  military strategy she has evidenced so  far it is quite probable that the Russian Bear will lie driven from the two  provinces it unjustly claims.  Xo one who is familiar with the  marvellous growth of the Japanese as  a nation, but will realise the dire need  in which she stands of more territory.  Considering her great progress and  the avidity with which she has adopted all things modern in home and  state both from European countries?  and America, no one can help but feel  she is really entitled to additional  territory for her further development.  Britain would be in the same state as  Japan today were it not' for her  numerous dependencies.  Looking at the situation generally���������  at Japan's worthy advancement and  her abject need of ., room for her  crowded population, also at the despotic cruelty and greed of Russia���������no  one need feel ashamed of having;  abundant sympathy with the busy  and industrious little Jap.  Cs J. Wood has resigned his position  as draper with Messrs. O. B. Hume Ss  Co. Mr. Wood leaves to-night for the  Coast. Charlie will be greatly missed  in the City where he is a genera^  favorite. EUCHRED  *s-  An Auld   Body's  Story. X  - ' ������������������   ���������=       ;    ���������  -��������� ���������+  "By  JETNA." ���������  -4-  ���������r EI.L, I'm nn auld body  now, and thc story I'm  goinpr to tell you" happened long years njjo,  but it's a' fresh ami  clenr still  in rny  mem-  r I was borri aud "brought up in a quiet  Scoten country vii.a^i.*. 1 was never  bothered much with hook larnin' by my  folks, but I was a great one for garden-  lag, and the flowers I reared in our bit  ���������lace���������the country wns prood o' them.  Fve heard tt:U the Scotch are contiiderod  ta-nco' guid gardener's. My father was,  ������rr' he taught me. When he died our  iromehad to be given up, and I went as  Burse to Lord Grosvenor1* two little  daughters, up at the big houae, remaining on as Indies' maid to them when  lUny grew up.  i They thoc.'rt a lot o' me; 'deed they  Bid that, for I was a "rand hand at the  fcalr-dresslng. Then, I was young and  ifood-lookins, though ye wouldna think  to now. Seems to me an awfu' peety  tSiat youth and beauty go as time rolls  ���������n. But rich folks keep their looks in a  Wtraderful manner nowadays, I'm think-  ������'. Ay I Money can work wonders,  i My young ladies were the bonniest in  Wiie whole countryside, especially Lady  Biarjorie. Her face was a garden; there  (toeTe roses and lilies in it, and forget-  me-nots lay in her eye3. Lady Sybil was  (dark���������kind o' haughty like���������a. gallant  girL All thc paint an' powder they used  pna good soap an' eold water. As for  (���������"switches" and "transformations," and  these kind o' heathenish get-ups I whiles  bear tell of those days, they didna even  know the name o' them. Their hair  [was that thick and long I had hard work  (lo dress it end keep it in good order.  | We drdna lead n very gay life. Lord  ferosvenor waa a bit cranky, and couldno.  the fashed wi' company.  I The big house was a fine place: old-  fashioned, with turrets nnd towers and  lattice windows, an' it was fair smoth-  lered with rich old ivy. The swallows  [would dart ir and out o' the overhanging eaves, an' on a bright summer's  morning, well, scorns to rne that merely  ���������to live in svt-li n place was a kind o' edi-  cation of il*Ai���������it was all so interesting!���������a. story book, I aye thocht. And  (the garden!���������with its high boxwood  Biedges; and every kind 6' color wus  plazin' there, not prim-like, as the gen-  [try generally favor, but just all here  ��������� Wad there, and everywhere them sweet,  [{well-known flowers, an' that's the. kind  I Dor me; though orchids and fashionable  blooms get 'niore talked about, an' are  used at weddings and that now, I believe.  , Often the young ladies would pop  flown'to."ths" housekeeper's room of nn  evening to have "a crack" wi' me. I'd  new'my patch quilt or knit "cosies," as  we called lhem���������cross-over tilings to  ���������wear in winter against the cold. I'd tell  them storre.s my father had told us, of  their ancestors* an' whiles I'd sang to  theni or real tlieir fortunes in a tea-cup.  There was always a lover in Lady Mar-  jorie's; wi;lr him she was to ride away.  Rut she'd pout and sigh at that���������-they  bved offer crriet, she. said, for the fairy  prince to find her.  But the fairy godmother appeared,  anyway, shortly after tlrat, and carried  them off in a tine yellow chariot with a  "���������'rumble'* behind ior the footman to sit  in. They went to London���������principally  to call on the Queen, and be introduced  io her Majesty au' kiss her hand. And  ,������>"iea their aunt got the fine English folk  to invite them to balls and gay doings.  V/a warrant ye, my young leddies took  the ������hine out o' the others, wi' their natural beauty and winning ways.  When the "season," as they called it,  v.an over they returned, and my! the  grarrd clothes were a sight; and their  tno-ier's jewels had been divided be-  ���������tw-:ci lhem���������pearls raid all kinds of pre-  *oio7,s stones, lit for thc Queen o' Sheba.  . Lord Grosvenor entertained a good bit  Suiter, an', oi ���������.-nurse, did it well. W'e had  (fine times.  [ I.never lir-penod to the gossip I heart]  .-cV'-,- hand- ,:>j,; gentlemen co-.r.in' court-  JJa' -"?;���������" mistii.'.-'sei. "Time'Il te'.l," says 1  ko iny-seli, a?-.' ye won't nul me gabbling  j Ii;."; I hr.d ier-n o-e. comin' gey often  f���������a tali, dar'c. b'.ick-eyed Sir Something  pr otiier, sn-J 'twas Lndy Marjorie he  ^^gcftA^k������epin*...c<j;i'.(.r^Tijr with, for he'd sen*!  Brer eneh be.  M-ha lik-. :  k.:i*:ra iu her  It-vorri.-js, bu:  in. Line rihho  S er *o, an' ?'  klo I.'' Hat  pa fr.-.r; the  | ������</A.e Cm;  jrnc !.:- yctrr.'  Ti'it ������r,* ier,  i)>rrro:?������. i  hii  ?::?vcr jr.  Yn:-?  ,,.-  r -,-  Sers=Bt^ra3"in.n!-  A.e'd    w- ar  hair   in   :'?"'  .ir.iwi.-.i *.������. ith  1  told  he. ">0  .1   WJS-  Yii.tr  d, an' !���������->.  n t   -.nat  -.C:ITt.  titer  v T. r> r  ..-.���������Id  ���������air-  <-r v  ers .i tc  d.iv*  :.'.e:  fl.. ���������,���������::'/  n .--i.;'.  'f&it/.-  OgA.,'.:).  'con-si.**:  {Ladv  rwliiiV  Krrrrirsh  r;   o* 'i'.ii"-r >ih������  ������������������ nic alxj'it ii.  I.or.l tiro-vf.r.or  ....  sky���������a   'Kind   of  ��������� .i r.'   I   hop,?-   ye'il  r way o' fxpre.i.sii.g  i-i.'.:d   tr,  keep   the  Pping oot, now an'  We!':, he -.ver.t up tc London to  t   farrroui doctor.    ThJt evening  il-jiiigt,   as    we   oi'ien   called   her,  i-w.  ���������Mail  ii r. v r.:i:  ��������� re.v ;>���������  ni-   ira  fame Jn-ivir "i> s *e rne.  j S'::e looked a bit worried 'ike, an' h(--r  jpretly color sor mod 'leaving her. I saw  kwme-thing troubled her; she kept push-  Scg a magnificent diamond ring up and  down on her linger.  "crir.g me something, Xursie," (for  thcy'u nicknamed me that), 9ays she.  ���������''Some of your old Scotcii sangs." So I  ii&ve her all ray cheery ones, "The Laird  b' Coekpen,"' an' "A" Hundred Pipers,"  tan' "Wit-hia a Mile o' Kdinboro Town."  iAnd then she s.iys, s.rys she, "Sing 'Jock  j&' Hazeldenc,'" un' uiicn I cam' to the  (words, "-���������'- ci'iain o' gold ye shall not lack,  por braid to bind your hair." what did  |Bhe do but fling the glittering ring away  pff htr finger, wlrere it fell ahint���������I mean  hind���������the tall old clock, with a "clink "  "L*:t  it   lie!  cried.    "I  hate  it!"  od wi' that she threw her arms aboot  Be an' sobbed out. "Oh! Kbbie! Kbbie!"  |that"s short for Elizabeth, for that was  hy name) "I'm so unhappy! Was ever  ir! iDor" miserable?"  I soothed her in ii "he'd been my ain  An' then, bit by bit., out it all  ujie. "I've been weak, arid vain, nnd  ia flattered me," she said. "I gave him  By troth���������lie i? eponnouslv rich, and  liiher urged mc to accept fiim, though  '"-nethina in mj l"vir> jMihlspcreil 'Xb.'  atie 4Bys father h.is Iob? m������������ey late  ly, and that Sir Francis Anstruther has  boen generous and kind, and that I am  so lucky to have secured such an eligible  'parti'���������these  were  the  very words."  "He may be eligible," says I, "'but  there's b.uth thunder an' lightning in  yon black eyes, an' he's no the man for  you, if that's whnt eligible means;" arr'  I spoke up quite bold-like.  "I don't love him," she. kept repeating,  "though I've tried to, for father's sake."  "Of course ye don't, dearie," I said  then, "for ye caiuia love two men at the  same time." And wi' tlrnt she gave me  a frightened look, an' her cheeks turned  pale as the guwn she wore; for full well  1 knew that the young squire whose  place lay a mile nboon thc crossroads,  was "cracked" about our bonny young  leddy.  "You're a wonderfi." woman," ahe says,  "for you never gossip, yet you find everything orrt." An' niy'.'l felt prood. An'  I told her that the squire was the braw-  est nn' cantiest young man that ever  rode to hounds, and tnat brought a  smile to her face, just like the sun on  a woodland tlower.  "He sold out of his regiment for my  sake," says she, "but hc was afraid to  ask me to 'buckle to' (that means marry in high English) for he was not rich.  He was too proud to speak, but the other evening at thc 'gathering' somehow  Ire couldn't  help  himself���������and  so���������and  80���������"  I kent her people would think it a  poor match for the like o' her, with her  beauty nnd pedigree���������besides having taken tea wi' the Queen, an' kissed her  hnnd an' all that. I asked her plump  and plain whatever made her lippen to  the other, and she bridled her swanlike  neck and made answer that I couldn't  understand these things and mauna try  to. I didna try to, for I'm one o' these  folk who ne'er reach their hand out  further than tlrey can draw it back, nn'  these things beat me. She hnd met her  true lover once or twice secretly, but  when I begged her to confess all she  trembled like an nspen leaf, an' said she  was' afraid, nn' I mustn't betray her.  Dear, dear! what waa to be the end o'  it all?  After that things were quiet. Lord  Grosvenor was uncommonly good-tempered, and gey pleased at his daughter's  approaching marriage, which was to be iir  spring.  The puir lamb would often come ben  to my room. She was a slender scrap oi  a lassie, but ilka time I saw her she was  thinner arrd paler. "An'," says I to my-  sel', "wire's me!"  * . . ��������� ������ ���������  When the spring time set in I used to  feel a queer sink-sinking o' the heart.  I'd jump at my ain shadow, an' I coulrt-  nri sleep. So I went oiver to my auntie's,  for a. change the doctor said, an' my  cousin took- my place for a wee while.  I mind fine the day I went: the hedges  were all sprouting fresh nnd green, an'  the caller air was frae the west, an' 1  kept humming "C a' the nirts the wind  can bkiw," for rny heart'seemed lighter.  Myjiiithcr nyc used to say, "Changes.ore  lightsome."   And they are. <?j  There was n sturdy thorn tree, then  thick wi' blossom, said to mark the border line betwixt England and Scotland.  an' when I earn' to that (it was jist a  vnile and a bittock from the big house),  the words,.-'She's' ower the border an'  nwa'," got into iny head.and 1 gang them  over nnd over aiid over again. It's kind  o' queer when���������but ye'll see how it all  turned out.  My auntie was an invalid, an' maiat  always upstairs in her room. Such a  bonny cottage! as sweet nnd clean ns  could be���������its plot in front full of cabbage  roses, and sweet-william, and wallflowers, and dusty millers, and bachelors'  buttons, when thc. summer camo. And  we had beehives, too. Then, inside, it  waa that quaint, like a pieter, with its.  wide old window seats, aud the ingle-  neuk to sit by o* an evening, and the  chintz curtains, blue and white convolvulus trailing over them, dim with many  washings; air' the old brown jug on the  mantelpiece, with father's ale mug beside it. Ay! picters like that are ne'er  forgotten. *  Ofttimes Lady Madge would drive or  walk over and see me, and have -tea oot  o' the willow pattern cups ahe'd sic a  fancy for. Onee he rode over wi' "ner.  She looked so handsome in her blue cloth  riding-habit an' plumed hat! .-she was  keen to come irr. brrt when she gey timidly s-aid she was thirsty, he hurried her  away. 1 noticed rhe blitheness wa.s gone  from her voice and the ^sunshine frae her  face.  Two days afore the wedding she came  to bid me good-bye. J wa^na ntroni^  enough to go to the big house Ir.r the  grand doings,  though   1   was   pickin'  up  tine.  ^^She'dJMnie thi-nrgh the wood*, an' her,  had plucked. An' tticro wa������i a big hunch  .-tuck in her br>-*a(i-brimmed hat. Sin*  looked like :!!i aira?!. i-a hor S'-.f'Y whir.?'  tamboured iiiii-lin, niily that angels have  r.ri orva.-ion  to  wear  r.rr!-- or erinoliiie.r.  ���������'IFj.-te to the wciiilir.ii." -ay- I, sort  </ jnkir.g-'.ike, an' -.he yard nothing; but  she i>.*j.'f. !��������������������������� deck up tin* room wi' the  pririirfj-*-'1* ti'.! i*. !oo\-(,-d quite gay and  bridal like. "fee. Xursie!" she cried,  an' iboucrli .-he .-muled bravely there  were teari in her voice and in her eye,  though I flhina *a'<;- notice, an' her face  -.va-, workin' *o I felt. r>ar'd tor her.  My ain  iips were trembiin'.  Then we had surin- oat cakM and  honey, bit. ii. w-is pitiful to see the effort, .-he was makin' to he cheery.   .  "What's that?" s.ij'3 she, suddenly,  putting down her glass o' buttermilk  (she was aye fond o' buttermilk). I  toid her "that" was what we called a  box-bed���������some folks ca' it a, "press-  bed." It's jnsl built into thc wall, like  a closet or "press," as Scotch people say  for cupboard. It's n queer bit o' furniture, an' looks like part o' the  wninscotting. Jt has folding doors, which  stand open ut night for air, ye ken, nn'  thc mattress rests on a shi;lf jisrt. as lanj$  as thc press. The pillows a.re ahint nhort,  print curtains. (There's a braw one in  the cottage o' "Itohhie Burns"���������T've seen  it.) There's a small press with shelves  for dishes or onything, at the outside  end o' that, which opens intil the passageway  of course.  To this day the scent o' primrose1",  brings back tae rne the look on her face  as she whispered. " Twould be a. good  hiding-place, Kbbie." As srrre's death,  'twas no helpin' hand she got frae me, n������  far as thinkin' went, hut. I couldna help  mysel' saying, "Oraund!"  an'���������an'���������I've  never been sorry for it.  ......  Weel, I anv the presents. My! they  were fit for the Princess Koyn.l���������fair  worrncrfu', but my Lady "Mnrjdfie didna  fash much aboot them.  '1'lie Seel eh tin; unco' superstitious, an'  I'm n firm believer in dreams an' signs,  tlioutrh whiles there's rraething in them.  However, -what happened after this confirms mo (as the lueenisters say) in my  belief.  The night before the weddin' there  waa a big ball up nt the house, an' I was  slttin' up thinkin' how I'd like flue to  line seen them dance the "Reel o' Tul-  loch."  Aboot twelve o'clock I heard n hurried  step, an' then���������my sakes! iiy heart  went pit-n-pat, for there came a low tap-  tnp at the window, where the can'l was  burning. I threw down the sock I was  knitting (I mind it was o' heather mixture fingering), an' when I got the  length o' the door I heard, "Ebbie! Eb-  biel" nnd  then I kent.  In she swept, an' her eyes were brighter than tbe diamond stars in her hair,  but her face waa pale���������white as the  pearly satin o' her rich gown. She threw  off her heavy dark cloak and sank down  on it, exhausted like.  I knelt down beside her. It wasna my  part to speak first. She grippit my  hnnde an' elrrrrg to me as if she'd never  let go, an' for a few minutes���������weel, we  jist grat thegither.  I think we baith forgot she wan a  lady o' high degree, in her grand attire  an' Jewels, and I but her servant, in my  .dark linsey-woolsey���������for in matters o'  the heart station doesna count, an' a'  the world's akin.  The can'l burnt out, an' the moon rose  high, ere she let me take her in beside  the kitchen fire. I pushed aside the  gathering coal and threw on so.mo peat  to make a "low" (that's a blaze, I  mean), nn' I forced her to swallow some  hot toddy (that's whiskey nn' water,  though I dare say yc ken -that). It did  her a power o' good, though she pushed  it away an* called it horrid stuff.  I put the best lavender-scented linen  sheets I could find in the kisrt on my bed,  an' when I got her finery off and she wns  resting, she told me she had pleaded feeling ill at the bnll nn' so got away. "He  wns enraged at Grouse , (her pet dog)  yesterday," says she, "because he wouldn't follow him; so he kicked him, oh!  so savagely. He denied it," she said,  wi' her eyes full o' tears, "but.1 saw him  do it. He is cruel an'���������an' I've made up  my mind I shall not marry him. I have  written Jack to come here for me. The*  other will follow tne, I know, to-morrow  morning to this cottage, and, Nur.sie,"  sayg she, gripping my hand hard, "you'll  hide mo so he shall not find me, won't  you?"  And says I, "That I will!"  ��������� ������ * ������ #      ���������   ���������  I kont there wad bo a strnrmash up at  the house ne.tt morning when they  found out Lady "Ma-rjbrie had fled. So 1  kept looking oot an' nlang the straight  road. I saw Sir Francis Anstruther come  driving in his' high phaeton, sort o' reckless, for it was just about the hour he  should have been .married���������a beautiful  morning'���������the sixteenth of May���������  though there's a common sayiri' in Scotland, ."Married in May, repent it for  nyc," because Mary Queen of Scots w:u>  married  in  that month.  Up I ran to my lady, quick ns lightning! She'd had a good breakfast���������1  saw to that���������an' it had strengthened  lier a bit. i?  "Haste yc, my lady," says I, "for  there's somebody comin' ye'd best no-see.  Leave hinr to rne.    I'll manage him."  She understood���������an' just for one second I was feared she would faint; then  she pulled herself together, nnd, thanks  to that blessed box-bed, by the time Sir  Francis reached our cottage door no' a  trace o' the bed, far lessYLady Marjorie,  waa to be seen. .list like a piece out o'  tho "Arabian Night3"���������sort o' magic.  Scotch folk are aye fond o* a joke, so  I mind whispering, as I closed thc doors,  "Ye may keek through the chinks, but  dinna sneeze."  I felt gey shaky, though, when that  fierce rat-tat sounded, and iu he strode,  without a.5 much as "Good mornin'."  "What's your wull?" says I, dropping  him a curtsiey; an' he snapped out:  "What, my good-woman!"  "What's* your pleasure, sir!" I repeated. An' wi' that he says, "P!eas"uro be,"  something or other (he used a word  that's no in the dictionary, I'm sure).  An' then he began to rampacre up an'  down the floor *'':e a daft body, saying  vha.t a trick had been .played him, at  the eleventh hour, by that little jade-,  an' miscalling oor young leddy in an awfu' way.  "She's in thi- cottage," he says, "so  tell no lies about it."  "If she's in this cottage," says I. "y-?'d  better find her: an' a.-s for telling lii-s. 1  leave that, for folk that, isna above it.."  His fsoe grew n.- dark as my dress. He  saw he'd met his match.  "Hoity-toity!" be says. "'STc're not  afraid to speak up to your betters, my  good girl. Vour marrtsera need improv-  ir.z'."  tbat when a true and gallant gentleman  came  for  his  bride   he   found   her���������and  ���������he, her heart's deavre.  ......  And Miss Marjorie, that's their eldest  daughter (her mithcr's livin' image), she  ofttimes comes an' has a crack wi' me,  as my lady used to. I'm going doon the  hill noo, an' it cheers me, ye see. Gey  often she'll say, "Ebbie, siing me 'Jock o'  Hazeldcne,'" nn' then she laughs kind o'  slyly���������for I'm thinkin' she kens an auld  body's story.  Curious Bits of News.  At a reeent London wedding in high  life, instead of pelting the bride and  groom with showers of rice, miniature  shoes and little horseshoes, made of silver paper, were thrown after them.  A strange freak was found in Vineyard Haven harbor this summer by a  young woman who was in bathing. "She  saw a. bottle on the bottom and dived  for it. When it was brought to the surface It was found to contain a live lobster far too large to have crawled  through the neck of the bottle. It is  supposed that it got into tho trnp when  it was a little fellow nnd was unable to  find its way out, but how it got food  enough to grow on is a mystery.  To bo_ married three times to the same  person is probably n unique experience.  It waa the fate o'f a Indv who died the  other day at Hamilton, 'Out. Her first  marriage, in'Scotland, was a runaway  affair. She was re-married to her husband when they reached Canada���������for  safety's sake. In time they both found  their way back, and the third marriage  was undertaken to please the lady's  parents, who hnd become reconciled "to  the husband. It should be added that  the husband pre-deceased the lady.  The most singular forest growth in the  ���������world is encountered in the Falkland  Islands, a dismal region constantly  swept by n strong polnr wind. What appear to he weather-worn and moss-  covered boulders arc scattered about, and  when one of these curious objects is  seized in an attempt to overturn it  strong roots are found to hold it down,  these "boulders" being, in fact, native  trees which the wind has forced to assume this shape. The wood appears to  ���������be a twisted mass of fibres almost impossible to cut up into fuel.  One of the greatest artistic marvels of  the world is to be seen in the museum at  ���������Harvard University. This curiosity consists of hundreds of specimens of flowers  and plants formed of glass, but with  such exquisite fidelity to Nature that  they appear lo be real, every tint and  marking, every tiniest detail, being faithfully reproduced. They are made by a,  secret process, the artists being a father  nnd son in Germany, who, it is said, may  let their secret die with them. As an instance of the wonderful workmanship it  mav be mentioned that the very hairs  which appear on the stems on certain  plants aTe reproduced on the glass imitations.  Turkey lias a race suicide question, despite the provisions which the Prophet  Mohammed mnde ngninst that contingency. Fifty years ago the rule among  Turks was to marry young and to espouse several wives, nnd ns a rule_ families were correspondingly large. Kow,all  this is changed.- Marriages are late, nnd  in the enormous majority of cases are  monogamous, While families are becoming small to a degree which has alarmed  the Government. The Sultan has recently promulgated an irade on the subject,  abolishing much of the expensive display  connected with Turkish marriage," and  condemning jrresent tendencies as threatening to depopulate the empire.  "A "curatorlum" for eye troubles exists in St. Petersburg, which -sends  commissions through the country disherits for the purpose ot giving tree  treatment and advice to those among  the peasantry who are suffering from  affections of the eyes. The report of  the year 1S9S states that thirty-three  of these ophthamological expeditions  were sent out during tbe year to var.  ious parts of the empire.  ,,.  In pre-revolutiocary days there was  a woman public executioner in Virginia. At that time .dealh sentences wero  respited on condition that a criminal  should perform 'this office. "Lady  Betty," as she -xr.-i afterward caiied,  ��������� was sienttnceA, -r-, death for murder...  She cHere-i ir.strpd to beco?rr,e public  executioner and held the oflice for  many years. Tt is ?aid that on the  scaffold she officiated without a mask.  ""Tn"a^t"fi.5'=TiitTT vrf*=r*if.   a? if I coiiid have struck ltim. "bu: I've  met. nobody better than rayac!' since yet-  tertlny."  ll.- hictrhed���������ar.' then he ne.*rcd if he.  alight look thro' the ho!*.*,"', an' poked hia  K*e here a.n' there an' everywhere.  I w.is a hit put out when he noticed a  rnp vhi'" aa Mil ���������-���������'rppo-r lying ahint a  chair, bnt I say-!, "My mistress left, that  !.,,��������� hi-* I'mv* aiie -.v.ir������ here." (I wniMi-i  toll a lie aboot it. though I'd hove geno  -hr<>>:-;h it'.e aV water for Lndy Marjorie.) "ItV a p-ift.ern for the silk stockings I'm gaun to !<nit for her ladyihipr"  says I. for I was loath to mak' hrm sirs-  picioiu; hut 1. spuke the plain .truth all  (hroirs'i.  lie blustered a..' swore a. wheen nfter  that. My! little did he ken how near  (vh.i.t he Wii.������ looking for was to'him. I  hnd never favored him, or I might hao  felt sorry, for I suppose he loved his promised bride   irr his ain way.  Weel, to mak' a lar.g story short, n.-wa'  he went nfter a while, fair crestfallen.  He flung m crown piece on the table a������s  he wns going. "There's five shillings for  your civility, my good girl," sny3 he, but  I up ond sent, it ������������������pinning after him, I  was thnt thr--nn. "Keep your crown  piece! IY n*.i.*;*t h, something like yer-  scl'���������no quite sterling,"n.n' I Bncekit an'  bolted the door.    And  then���������  There's no niiiek'e man--to tell. Seemi  to mo now, when I lov,k bnck on m'y.  long life, I've s"en. r. good deal of sadness an' mirth too, but I dinna think T.  ever laughed as heartily as when T shut  that door ahint.-Sir Francis Anstruther.  My certic! but I laughed till the tears  ran down my facr*. Mnybe It was wicli'd  ���������ye see, 'twas the way we two had outwitted him that, tickled mc. My ton-  science wasi clear, though���������folk like him  dinna die for love for Ithe-rs-���������they're  owcr fond o' themselves. An' siller?���������:  why, siller's' mighty convenient, but. it's  a heart o' gold a woman should look for,  no n purse o' it.. I.ove rf money is n  cryin' evil these dnys o' gold mine*, an'  specula tin', nn' slocks, thait tho paper*  talk ahout. .  I   mu.ji.  l,o ritoDrjin*. an'  I'U only add  iNUT k TrflNGE  j ra uio i)  iDodd'3 Kidney Pills Cured W.  !      J. Dixon's Rheumatism  i    j He was Crippled tor weeks before  he tried tho great Kidney Remedy  I      ���������How tho Cure was Effected.  |    Earwick, Rainy River, Ont., Dec. 28.  I���������(Special).���������'lhe cold, -wet weather,  with its accompaniment of Rheumatic pains has set the people here talking of the case of Wm. John Dixon.  Mr. Dixon, who is well known in this  neighborhood, was a cripple from  Rheumatism. To-day he has not a  twingle of his old enemy anywhere in.  his body, and he gives all the credit  to Dodd's  Kidne7 Pills.  "I had an attack of Typhoid  Fever," Mr. Dixon says in speaking  of his cure, "and nfter I got. over it,  Rhoiim^.ll.sin net irr. I had pains in  my back and in rny right hip so bad f  had to use a stick to -walk. 1 had no  comfort in sleeping and could no  more than dress or undress myself for  two months. For three or four  weeks I could not put my right leg  on my left knee.  "On nry brother's advice I started  .using Dodd's Kidney Pills, and after  taking three boxes I. began to walk  around and do my work as usual. I  am all right, now, and Dodd's Kidney  Pills did it."  Rheumatism i.s caused hy uric acid  in the blood. Thc natural way to  euro it i.s Lo get thc uric acid out of  the blood. If the Kidneys arc sound  they will take, all lho uric acid out  of the    blood.     Dodd's Kidney Pills  make the  Kidneys sound.  BFUC-A-SRAC.  Ten per cent, of the Hawaiian, natives are lepers.  It is decidedly moan to lend to your  friend just enough money to keep him  away from you.  "I don't hate the capitalist because  he has money," the man with the riotous whiskers explained. "1 hale uim  because I have no money."  The absorption of soda water and ie?  cream during the summer season is  more than DO per cent.  Man, born of woman, Is of Cow days  and full of trouble. What few days  the trouble is out of sight ho wanders  about uneasily hunting it.  A philosophical observation in "David Harum" is to the effect that wealth  Is m-Sch more desirablo for what ?t:  saves us trom than for what it brings  08.  Ico cream and soda has been introduced in the Philippines. Surely it  anything- can check the heathen's rage  it must be this concoction of sweetness and light.  The worst thins about the Alaskan  (boundary dispute is that lt is bound to  break out ln a new place every time  gold ia discovered on the American  aide.  Science and the veterinary surgeons  may get together some day and discover that no milk is pure which does not  contain a certain per cent. of. tuberculosis,     o ���������      *,  Mr������. Mary Jano Douglas, the 102-  year-old -widow of Galena, Kas., who  recently married a youth of 70, is  clearly open to the implication of having taken a boy to raise.  The last book of Paul Lawrence  Dunbar, the negro bard, is lauded both  at home and abroad. The critics say  that he has reached a height as a poet  never before attained by anyone of  his race.  After all it's all in the way you look  at life. A North Carolina exchange  says: "Our editor was run over by tbe  Midnight accommodation train, but  ���������unfortunately he was not hit hard  enough to secure damages!"  A Galveston resident, going hoinr  late on a recent night, thought to experiment with a pocket electric searchlight, which he had recently purchased, and unexpectedly caught a negro  in the act of robbing a store. :  . The secretary of the Massachusetts  hoard of health has issued the statement that codfish is as nutritious as  sirloin steak or oleomargarine. It is  plain, that locality sometimes : influences even the scientific judgment,  A French chemist, attending tho  American Medical association- at Columbus, presented a repo'rt on the cure  of consumption, claiming to have cured  1,000 hopeless cases and offering, to  cure 500 cases gratiStin this country.  The treatment is by Inhalation of formaldehyde vapor.  A final act of the three days' June  session of the Rhode island legislature  was the passage of a bill fixing the  salary of legislative employes, and ending the scandal of treasury grabs by  members for extra services'by making  the compensation $10 per day for attendance at committee meetings during a legislative recess.  The London daily newspapers are  famous for queer advertisements���������it  for nothing else. A "personal" which  appeared recently In one of them  reads: Wanted���������A respectable gentleman���������widower preferrred��������� to marry  the housekeeper of an aged gentleman, who has been an invalid for years  and who respects her, whom he would  like to see in the happy state of matrimony before he dies. She has had  three husbands, but ls willing for a  fourth."  Francis L. Loring in New York has  brought suit against Senor ..Iendoncii  to recover $4,725. * Artists' r 1 art patrons are displaying much tercst in  lhe suit. It seems tlrat '. Loring  paid $4,550 for the "Magdal. e" at the  sale of the Brazilian minister's colles-  tion, held in New York roc. 'y. Tlio  ^p^ure^wasy^oldas a genuim _work_ of  t.fur 111 o. Experts who~have amTned"  it say it Is a copy and worth* ' . Senor  Mendonca sn.ys he thought tut painting was the original and sccm3 quite  ready to return the purchase money.  An Interesting relic of the Confederate reunion at Charleston, S. C, was  the Iron G-pounder cannon. "Old Secession," which was used In announcing  the opening of the Recession convention in that city, and was again Ilred  when the ordinance-of secession was  passed. It was also used to announce  the secession of each state as the news  ,-vas received in Charleston, and whenever Us roar was heard many persons  rushed to see what state had joined  3outh Carolina. The cannon has been  covert by night Co various places and  iurlei? since the evacuation 'of Char-.  j eston In 1������64; It was recently dug up  ��������� ,n Savannah and returned to Cbarles-  ! ;cn. .    .  A writer in the Century, who has  i made a, r.tiidy of thc tramp, has come  < .o the conclusion that the tree riding  . in freight trr.lns has not been the least  incentive to trampism. The custom  {rew up after the war, and It was tol-  irtited so long that tramps came to re-  (ard It as a right and fought to r������-  lain lt. Thousands pass from one section of the country to nnothcr, thus  rpreadlrrg the evil. Furthermore, trav-  ding Is so attractive to many men that  rt Induces them fo become trarnPB. The  writer holds that if trjmps were kept  jfj" freight trains, tramping would noi  or> so attractive and thai IT railroad  trfilclalx would mnke a concerted and  mnrsetlc effort tbey might cut off the  yrivllt-Ke of frfe transportation, which  would ronflne the wanderers to llwlten  nenrt o*h������rt tbey would soon -������<*om������  irio������-T to thr otnou.a kod tb* fusion  oo  mipgrfMrd.  He Offered Her  His Heart.  "But do you take Dr  Agnew's Cure? If not, you  know, I couldn't risk accepting  It." she said.  She is wise. His heart may  be disordered and his life in  danger.  No matter how strong his  heart is, Dr. Agnew's Heart  Cure will make it stronger and  his system healthier. No matter how weak from any disease,  it would put him on* his feet  physically.  Or. Von Stan's Pineapple Tablets  give the stomach a vacation by digesting the food for it. Pineapplo  will digest beef or the greasiest of  faod. Dyspeptics eat heartily and  laugh and grow fat while getting  cured bv this cure.   Price 35c.       SO  The Chinese have many things  among their institutions which can  forth the praise of travelers, but Chinese roads are not among them. In  more senses than one the Celestials  ought to "mend their ways." Confucius has left the saying that "a  smoother of a way Is a benefactor of  liis species," but visitors to the flowery land in the ;present day would  come to the conclusion that such benefactors have been scarce for a longtime past.  A law was recently passed in Norway prohibiting the sale of tobacco to  any boy under IC years of age without  a signed order from an adult relative  or employer. Even tourists who oKer  cigarettes to boys render themselves  liable to prosecution. The police are  instructed to confiscate the pipes, cigars and cigarettes of lads who.smoke  in the public streets. A fine for the  offense is also imposed, which may  be anywlrere.between 50 conts and $25.  You   make   people sick���������-  You keep yourself sick.  Cure that Cold.  You can do it if you exercise  common .sense   and   use only Dr.  Agnew's Catarrhal Powder. It relieves colds and catarrh  and cures headache in a few minutes. If you have common sense  and catarrh you will use it now,  Rev. L. McPherson, of Jefferson St. Church  of Christ, Ruflalo, N.Y., says:���������" Dr. Agnew's  Catarrhal Powder relieved me in ten minutes  and is a blessing to mankind."  Tiik Uksuun'R.'Sistkks of St. Bernard's,  GiYiii'd Forks; N. Dak., stale :���������"���������We'have been  using Dr. Atjncw's Catarrhal Powder in our  institution.    We find it a very good remedy."  The  Great South American Nervine Tonic  is first a nerve food arid then a physician, searching- out and strengthening every weak spot in the body  of man, woman or child. It means  nerve, health, vigor, hope, liveliness, lightheadedness and life.      23  5I>. Jones���������That young Snodgram  seems liUir one of the family. His Only  Dn Hairier���������Jlow so, papa. "Why, he  loolcs .veil red when your mother's anywhere nciir,"���������Exchange.  FOLLOWING HIS NOSE  And y on gee where .it's leading  him. He has Catarrh, breeder of  Bronchitis, Pneumonia and Consumption.  A package of Or. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder will save him.     '  Relief instant, euro .constant.  Relieves Colds and Catarrh, and  cures Headache in ten minutes.  Thomas Waterman, of Kridgewater,  Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, suiteg-  "In conBcqacr.ee of a cold, I contracted a oafte of acute Catarrh. I could not  breatths any mors. I snuffed some of  Ur. Agnewx Catarrhal Powder and Ib-  ctantaneonsly rny nostrils w������r������ free. I  could hardly believe tliat anything  could act 6* quickly."  For all skin diseases and for piled, Dr,  Agnew's Ointment Is rightly regarded  by many of the medical fraternity as the  aarast, linplest, quickest cure.  Tbe relief In Instant and the cure permanent (ii every aacb case. PrlM. He M  RANDOM UOMMtiNT.  The production of wire rods Increased in the United States from 279,769  tons ia 1880 to l,(j:i,.S3 tons in 189S.  Trenton (N. J.) Methodist ministers  have Inaugurated a crusade against  Sunday Ice cream and soda water.  When Captain Coghlr.n was In command of the Ita'rel' h he was the smallest man ln stature on that ship.  Melbourne, now the seventh city of  the British En- ve, consisted at the  time ot. Queen Victoria's accession of  Uiirteen huts.  New telephone patents, inrolvlntj the  ase of one wire, which, it is claimed,  will revolutionize telephone rates, are  to be developed by a company just organized.  Britain '"holds the honor of having  flrst formed societies for thc prevention of cruelty to riimuls, and of having first legislated for punishment to  offenders.  Famine Is general in ao less than  seven provinces of Russia, and the  number ot peasants bordering on starvation is varioui'y estimated at trom  Ave to twenty millions. *  President Schurmann, of the Philippine commission, says the late General  Luna was the ablest and most influential of the rebel leaders, and far superior .morally and intellectually to  Aguinaido.  Major Marchand, -whom half ot  France regards as a new Napoleon,  was the son of a widow, and as such  sxempt trom military duty. His mother was at first opposed to the army,  anf started Ulm in life aa a lawyer'!  cleric  ���������Something; like 965,000,000 of insolvent indebtedness is said to have been  wiped out or discharged since the federal bankruptcy act went Into effect.  Most of the Indebtedness was of long  itnnding and practically uncollcctable.  . Twenty-eight postoflices in as many  States have,been named.Dewey after  the hero of Manila. This Is only four  less than those named after Washington. Over 300 other applications are  on tho postal files. Seventy new Tennessee offices have asked for the name.  A man approached a Burlington,  (Vt.) policeman the other day, and advanced the decidcdl^ novel proposition that if the blilecoat would lend  him Q, quarter,, presumably to buy a  drink, he would- come liacl? in a few|  moments' and ralsb'-a disturbance, so.  that the officer could arrest him and,  get the usual fee.  Mrs. C. Steele, of Kansas, who has  been discovered as the teacher of the  first school attended by General Funston, is credited with saying she never  thoug'ht while she .was teaching tho  young idea how to shoot that Funstoa  would ever! amount to much. Tho  swimming teacher of the gallant Kantian has not yet heen discovered.  The Invitations to President McKin-  fey and President Wiaz to attend the  Chicago celebration next October are  Inclosed in handsome mahogany boxes  made from the old government building at Cuicago and lined with purple-  velvet. That for Admiral ,Dewey is  lined with blue velvet, hears a gold  monogram and is decorated with; silver  stars. Bach Invitation bears a pen  drawing of the recipient.  O. A. Wewey, a Kenosha , ("Wis.)  hardware merchant, recently . ordered  a ladder from a Chicago, house, and-  after waiting a.reasonable length of  time he wrote to inquire why -he had  not received it. He was informed that  the ladder had ooen shipped by ���������mistake? to Admiral'Dewey", at Manila. A  tracer "wns sent after it, and it was  discovered just as it was about,to be  ���������ilaced on board a steamer at ��������� Sa'uvFran-  cisco.  Heroes are not t-eatcd -alike In all  eountries, even ' wf"*h admired by the  peoplo. Major Mai'"hand. for instance,  was not only huriied out of Paris, for  fear the demonstration in his favor  would be too fervent, hut when he  started for his native town of Thoisscy,  to hide from his admirers, he was met  outside by the town authorities, and  asked to go away somewhere else until  they-could^gat^reafly^to^rcceive^hinuln^  proper atyle. "When last heard of ho  war? hovering around Macon, hoi  knowing evactly which point to make  for. '  Dr. Norman Kn-r. the temperance  advocate who died recently at .-Hastings, England, had mode a life, study  of the subject of Inebriety, concerning  various aeivcls of which he published,  about tliirty volumes, together with  numerous articles In medical journals.  On the efficacy of tob-tcco as a disinfectant he also held strong opinions,  and some time ago hc made the following statement: "On broad, general  grounds, I am decidedly of opinion,  from my own experience and observation, that tobacco smoking���������.other  things being equal���������d.oes glve,;any one  exposed to Infection'-.'.' a" considerable  amount of immunity:"   ' '"Y  POINTED-PARAGRAPHS...  The more you pay for experience tbe  more It is worth to you.  Kissing may be unhealthy, but nothing.risked, nothing gained.  The sun rises in the east, but- bread  riBes with the yeast in It.  The more fickle a woman is the more  it seems to hurt her when told of it.  The man who is continually harping  on his virtues, has at least one vice.  If you know a man to be a liar you  can trade horses with him understand,  ingly.  ^A marriage license was recently issued   in   Kentucky   to  William     Bird,  aged 70, and IrTary Chaff, aged 22. This  would  indicate that  an old bird may t  be caught by chaff after all. HAIL THE *UW YEAR.  New Year! New  Year! bu glad.'  and free  W h;rt will you  bring ln your  arms for me?  Here I stand waiting to bid you  good-speed,  What    will    you  bring me of all  that I need?  *  tfhile I stand hailing yoa, fair Now  .,   Year,  Change our goad wishes to blessing  here;  Change therm for us Into roses, I pray,  tato vloletn ot April and daisies ot May.  Btange thorn Ior all into harvests of  peace,  Into hope'o tniHIon and joy's increase;  Deal tvith us tenderly, crown us with  cheer,  fHaaa us, bless only, 0 gracious New  year I  -Luella Clark.  ANEW YEAR WEDDING.  , HIS is a c&arm-ns  spot���������for two," he  said, seating himself comfortably  at her side.  "We are lucky  to find lt unoccupied," she eald,  "especially at one  of Mrs. Gurdon's  garden - parties.  She will be pleased. I don't be-  l.eve there Is a  square Inch of the  lawn to be seen."  The whole world is here. I know.  ���������Use Lindsay; I have shaken hands)  ���������rtrth it." ���������.'-���������'  I  "It is one of the penalties ot being  B (great author."  L "Or of being notorious?"  " **You are too modest. Mr. Holland.  Bave you not shared the honors of the  . atfteraoon ���������witb the Prince and the  latest lion���������just imported from Soutli  fcrffica, ������u It not?'.'  "And felt Kke a martyr all the time.  Dot there you have the proof, Miss  ���������Lindsay. Don't think I am complaining. Fame and notoriety ��������� mean the  ���������ante���������in London. And in this"���������he indicated tlie screen of shrubbery which  cut off the little nook from the rest of  tiie garden, but did not shut out the  ���������trains of the Blue Hungarians or the  tam of many voices���������"in this I have  B7 reward. I forgive the lion-hunters."  i "It is a Tellef to be out of It," ehe admitted.    "Do you kno-w, Mr. Holland.  , tliat -these nooks���������yes. there are mors  cf them��������� axe a pet idea of Mrs. Gur-  ���������4-o-a's?"  > "i must thank ber. She is a woman  ���������of genius."  > She laughed merrily. "Oh, no, she  fs only an incorrigible match-maker���������  and finds them useful." -  . "So ehe, ait least, believes ln love?"  J������e asked, picking up the thread of a  former conversation.  ��������� "Or ln marriage^ It is not always  the same thing, is' it?"  I "It should be," he replied, with, an air  at the deepest conviction. He was  looking up into her eyes.  | "What does somebody say?���������that ln  ���������woman love is a disease; in men it ia  an episode."  I "I seem to recollect that," he said.  ���������"But lt is nonsense; love cannot ba  summed up ln an epigram."  i Again she laughed. "I am afraid yoa  Stave a very had memory, Mr. Holland.  Is it another of the penalties of���������notoriety?"  I "In my case I am afraid so. Is Mere-  fflth the culprit?"  }- "I must leave that 'o your conscience,  etr. The sentiment appears in a brilliant study of society, entitled 'Providence and Mrs. Grundy,' for which, i������  the title-page ls  to he trusted "  \- "Ahl I remember now. Please sparo  me, Mise Lindsay. You don't know the  affix effects of phrase-making���������it. sap3  a man's morals until he hae not even a  nodding acquaintance with the truth.  land you have 'taken your revenge."  (- "But, really, Mr. Holland, I truster!  to your���������your knowledge of human nature, shall I say?     I was glad, for my.  own soke "  L-"FOr what, If I may ask?"  T "That, 'in man it was an episode.' It  makes life eo much easier to believe  -eo.  \ ���������We were brought up together."  ."lake brother and sister?" '  "Exactly. "We quarrel quite as much,  Lt least."  "And make it up, I dare say? But I  tam sure the quarrels are not serious.  Apropos, am 1 forgiven?"  "Waa there a crime, Mr. Holland?  Really, I have forgotten."  "We were discussing "  "George Meredith, was it not?"  '"I'hea I am not torgiven for that unfortunate fault of my youth? You are  ���������very hard, 'Miss Lindsay. You have  taught me the error of my ways, aud  yot you refuse to credit the couver-  tion I   How caa I convince you?   I am  Cuile serious "  "oh, I hope not," sho said. "It is too  warm tor anything but frivolity." Ho  reudened a little, aud nervously plucked tho grass round him. Miss l.tnUsay  ���������Watched h,m with some curiosity out  of the oorners of her eyes; tho symptoms were not unknown to her. "There  iu a green thins on your coat, Mr. Holland," she -went on.  "Thanks." He flicked the Insect off.  "I have something to say, Miss Lindsay���������a kind of confession. It is stupid;  but I don't quite know how to 3ay iL"  "Is it necessary?" she aaked inuo-  eently. "I don't like confessions, rM.  Holland. We are Low Church people."  "It means a lot to me," ihe continued,  and again there was silence. Then ho  rose for the second time, perhaps feeling that an upright position conduces  to a proper, dignity.  She perceived her opening, and roso  aleo. "It is time we were returning,"  she remarked.  "Don't go Just yet, Miss Lindsay," ho  pleaded, putting out a hand to detain  ber.  "I want you -to listen to one for a moment.   I won't keep you if- "  But already she was half-hidden by  the shrubbery, and her only answer.  Was a bewildering smile. He had perforce to follow.  "It seems more crowded than ever,"  she said ha they picked their way  through the throng..- "Ah.! there are  iny mother and Capt. Havelock. Shall  we join them?���������I hope you are attending (to your duties, Ralph? Mr. Holland and I have been discussing Meredith���������and things. Tired, mother? Ohf  you must be. Mr. Holland, will youi  find tay mother a seat somewhere-���������  near the band. If you can?   The Hua-  NEW YEAR.  A   NEW  YEAK'S PARTY;  ERRT, Merry  Christmas, passed  away,  "Happy, Happy Ola  Year!" shout today.  Happy, Happy CM  Year, nevermore  Shall we taste t'he  pleasure past and  o'er.  Gleaming   on the   hill-side,    shining  bright,  Comes the New Year sunshine, goldon  light.  When the happy seasons pass away,  May there be for us no darker day.  Forth all people straying, here    and  there.  Careless, happy greetings ev'rywhere,  there le no repining, all is cheer,  ihout aloud to hail the glad New Year.  TWO LITTLE REBELS.  was tie last night o"  the dying year, and  "Ole Sherman's"  Yankees were but a  fow miles from our  home in Georg-Ia.  We heard the beating of the drums, the  prancing "horses and  -booming of cannon.  I sat up in bed, and  rubbed my eyes.  There on the floor lay our black Mammy Venus, wrapped in her patchwork  tualt, and beside ma lay little sister;'  H was no dream, for through the open  Window, along witb the perfume of the  ���������range blossoms, came those strange  tounds, nearer and nearer.")  Mammy's black head advanced from  Wider her quilt like a cautious terrapin.  "What ls it, mammy?" I asked, and I  began to tremble.  '"Oh, my honeys!" cried mammy,  tJ-okling little sister and me both into  the shelter of the patchwork counterpane, "don't git skeered nohow; no  zankees, not Marse Lincoln -he-self, kin  tek yo' f'um yo' mammy, am' yo' mammy f'usi yo'."  "The Yankees!" I gasped; "have they  Dome really and truly?" and immediately I began to wonder If I dared tip-  foe to tbe window to get a peep at the  terrible and interesting creatures.  ���������- "'Would that noise kill me if I looked .out of the window, mammy?" 1 asked at last.  ���������'To* toe course lt would," answered  little sister, shuddering.  "Well!" said mammy, " "pears to me  like you better not;  It's right resky  Bow m  Chaftni--I>lhh   Tarty  "Alay   Coolc  IVoi.ri   ttaru   Hit.  "In most of our entertainments nowadays," says a writer in Demorests,  "there is less or informality than there  used to ibe, and for this we should bo  duly grateful. In the old days, when  W-e called every man "sir" and every  woman "madame," interpolating tows  with all of our remarks, there was, to  be sure, a graud air to our intercourse;  but it was stiff in its statellness, and  hot infrequently dull and heavy. In,  this formality, 'however, there was a  safeguard agalnST those dangerous ln-  timatvee whioh bring us so ciose together that we get of ono another that  kind of knowledge which prevents a  man from���������being a hero to his valet.  But where young people are woll  schooled In the arts ot social intercourse, they can meet together with  much freedom, and snatch, from the  passing days manyvhappy hours ot  harmless enjoyment. For such as theso  there can be no plcasauter party than  one where the chafing-dish is the centre  of attraction.  To a cunning cook the chafing-dish  ls an instrument upon which may be  played many gastronomic tunes. Oysters may be cooked in many styles;  lobsters also may be stewed and served  In that favorite fashion known as "a la  Newburgh," but probably the Welsh  rarebit ls the tb.ng that amateurs most  enjoy attempting en the chafing-dish.  Suppose the chafing-dish party consists of six persons,���������and that by tha  way ls a very good size for such an entertainment,���������you will want two and a  half pounds of fresh American cheese,  one-third ot a pound of fresh butter,  some Bass's ale, Tabasoo eaiice, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard. These  are the ingred.ents. Cut the cheese into small pieces, the butter also. Put  one-third of the ibutter on the bottom  of the chafing-dish and then throw la  the cheese; place the remainder of the  butter on top of the cheese, and then,  light the wicks ot the lamps. When  the butter and cheese begin to melt,  pour Into the dish one-third of a tea-  cupful of ale. As soon as the cheese  Is'sufficiently-melt*1., 'begin to st.r it  and never stop stirr.ug it till lt le served. When the cheese is nearly melted,  add another one-third teacupful of ale;  add also one tablespoonful ot Worcestershire sauce and half a teaspoonful  of Tabasco sauce; add also a Utile mustard and keep on stirring. When the  cheese has become eo smooth that it  falls out of the spoon like cream and  is. not ln the least stringy, it is ready  to serve. In the meantime another of  the party or a servant must have prepared six slices of toast aud buttered  them.   Put the cheese, prepared as di-  CHANGING  CUSTOMS.  t*w Ycara  Not Su    Gttnurully   Observed  Now.  To the good c: 1 Holland Dutch people of the New Netherlands we are in-  tieibted for many of tha customs which,  made the observance of New Year'*  Day so Interesting in the days rhat  have gone. One ot these was the keeping of open house on that day, and Uia  Kcrupulous fidelity with which everyj  "gentleman" called upon ail his lad/I  friends upon that day.  Probably an important factor In de-  ���������troying this custom has been the temperance agitation and tho constantly  growing sentiment against the use oC  strong drink. There are vory few men.  ftrong enough to re������isl a social glass  when presented by the hand of a lady  who moves In the best of society, aud  when to decline makes an awkward  pause in the ceremonies, and attracts  the attention ot all present.  For this reason, tho better sentiment  among Christian people has frowned:  upon the use of wine or strong drlnla  on New Years and this frowning is  gradually displacing the custom of New  Year's calls.  Hut among the older residents, ea*  foolin' wid Marse Sherman, and dat's i reeled, over a piece of toast on a warm  him, to' shore. I steddy, an' I steddy, Pl*te and eat at once as the rarebit or  an' 'pears like I can't mek it out no-.' rabbit. win 6P.������l1 more quickly than  how.   Talk "Bout free! 'pears like des i wy ������ther manufactuied thing in all the  world.  It may be said that a Welsh rarebit,  or rabbit���������we wish some authority  would settle the question as to which  the dish should be called���������prepared ae-A  cording to the above directions, can be  eaten with entire freedom by anybody  In the world not cursed by confirmed  dyspepsia. But one of these is enough  ln one evening."  *"You will let me retract ln sackcloth:  and ashes, Mies Lindsay? Honestly, I  bare some reason to do so. It 'is threo  years since I wrote that miserable  book. Can you guess my excuse?"  I "It seems to . Infer a compliment���������*  ���������omewhere/' sho said, rather doubtfully.  I "I am very much in earnest,"- hu  said, getting up and standing above  ber; and he looked it. "I didn't know  you then. If 1 had, the thing���������call it  an epigram if you like���������would neven  have been written. How could it,  ���������When������������������?"  ��������� -Here the bushes .were parted, and a  face���������a tanned, handsome, open face  K was, albeit just now the expression  was not too pleaeant���������showed- in the  interstices. Miss Lindsay nodded  brightly. .  1 "Come in, Ralph," she said. 1  F "Very sorry, I'm sure," said the new-  Comer.   "I doja't know, Nell-���������'"' Theni  he disappeared.  I iMiss Lindsay smiled. ���������  "'Capt.    Havelock    seems ��������� out   of  Kirts," remarked her companion, sitting  .'; down again.  ��������� "Probably he Is looking for my  mother," said she. "I told him to attend to her."  "He Is a capital fellow," he said indifferently, "Done something in India, hasn't he?"  ��������� ."A small affair of outposts," she replied, in the same tone. Only, perhaps)",  It was as well that he was not studylns  her eyes very intently at that moment.  "���������He held a fort somewhere on the frontier for a fortnight, aga.nst a couple ot  thousand tribesmen, with'only'a European sergeant and fifty Slkha under  Mm: ������.rrd he was reduced io thirty  rounds of ammunition and no provisions before ho-was relieved. It ls quite  a coii-imm thing ci:��������� diero.   Ho told mo  CO h!ill!*c!f."   I: '  ."He  I ������������������  noc'esl���������p.<3  well an    lucky."  F-'rl  '.     "You  l.lndsavV  and he aro old  ga-rtana are so good." -  "Delighted," be replied.. Then lower:-  "I may see you again before you go.  Miss Lindsay?"  "If, you can," she repeated.  Bhe watched theni until tlrey were  tost in the crowd, aud then deliberately led Capt. Havelock back to the little nook. Some girls have no originality.   But It was still empty.  "Better sit down, Ralph," she said,  talcing her .old place.  "Thanks; I prefer to stand," he said  Stiffly.  "It Is a matter of taste���������or of comfort." She gave him a swlft~glance.  "Not up to Simla, is it?"  "I'm siok of it. Beastly sick. I  haven't had a chance of speaking to  ton all afternoon, Nell."  "Philanthropy is its own reward,"  the said.  "It'e not that���������'Mrs. Lindsay is all  right. But there's that scribbling fellow who's always dangling after you."  "He ls -very amusing���������and clever."  "Is he? Ho doesn't know one end of  tgun tiom the other, and I suppose he  thinks that horses were invented to  drag the Chelsea 'bus���������or ���������wherever he  Btays."  "Why, dear hoy, to be a gro'm Is r.ot  "maa'snsfilef"effdrTArnd^yOT^Tre^rerjr"  rude..   Mr. Holland speaks very nicely  of you."  "Confound his impudence!" and, hy  way of relief, he proceeded to kick a  hole in Mrs. Gurdon's turf. "Look  here, Nell," he sa;d presently; "I'm.  going off to Egypt."  "Indeed! I thought winter was tho  proper season. Won't it be rather  warm there just now?"  "That is. If they'll have mo," he continued, paying no heed. "I've volunteered for Dongola. Kitchener Is go.ng  up to Khartum in the autumn���������at least  t hope so."  ��������� "In Cook's boats?   What fun!" '  'Ut will be���������for Fuzzy and the dervishes. But you might have the decency to say you are sorry, Nell. I  mayn't come back, you know.1"  "So that is why you told me?" she  asked. "Don't you think it is rather  crude, Capt. Havelock?" But she wa3  not looking at him, being engaged in  tracing fancy patter-", t- Mie grass.  Not that it would ".-.,. ���������., mastered; for  he, on .'his i'-''-. ���������������������������-.:��������� .?ao regarding the  point! of the sunshade with apparent  Interest.  "Oh, T dare t-'-'that writing chap  wrtulri hr*ve -rt'-.---.' it better," he said  Bayspely ' '( - -.trade. I suppose  you nir>r..-i to >'.:.. -,-he beggar, Nell?"  "liis n:\:..e . * .iaad," she suggest.  Cd.  "I Itreii- f)v You can see his por-  trnlt in ii-jy :.lu3trated paper for a six.  pence.    It's tn them all."  "Which is really no reason why ho  shouldn't be'addressed properly, is if!  I have some l-dea tliat I have seen another -portrait In the same places, w.tli  the letters D.S.O. afto.r the name."  "You need not get nasty. Besides.  fou haven'i toid uie If you are engaged  to ���������hiTir."  "Well, yon see"���������horn she vent-uro-l  another  glance���������"'he  hasn't asked  mo  |YCt."  "1 si'ppuse,   yen  will    marry    him,  'Yankees can't know dat nuttin' is so  no-count as a free 'bawn nigger."  "A band!" I cried; and forgetting our  fears all three rushed pell-mell to the  windows.   As the tramp, tramp, tramp, ���������  came nearer, and the front ranks came '  Into sight, little sister set up a dismal;  ���������walk    "Dey Ib only men, and not real  and true Yankees at all," sbe satd.       ' |  "They are real enough," said poor ,  mamma, who" had come hurrying in,  and she made us close all the shutters,  and although she let us peep through,  the tollnds, she -would not look again, ' me, blessed Father, or It will be onry  even when we entreated her to poiut ��������� the same as the old year. Renew i-c-  out "Ole Sherman." my faith thy promises, and renew my  "Yes," sniffed mammy, "dey is a play- ��������� courage to seize them. Quicken within  in" 'When dis cruel wah is over,' ami j me the consciousness of ihy presence.  dey is a-doin" it dey-self all de time!" I Let thy Spirit of great jny dr.ve from  ���������As we sat'around the drawing room' my soul its old time fears.   Tliey shall  Watting to Receive. Callers.    *  peeially of New York, this good old  lusbom will not be permitted to die out.  There is no reason why it should not  be preserved, when divorced from those  tonditlons which make it objectionable.  Ihe social spirit ought to exist without  being stimulated. No one questions the  tact that true friendships, as firm and  loyal as ever were known exist to-day.  and the expression of this friendship,  does not require either the social glass  or t'he Intoxicating cup. And If any  one inclined to look upon the decline  ot the custom of New Year's calling aa  a bad indication, they will certainly  agree that the evil which was Its constant attendant hag been greatly curtailed.  Fifty years ago there waa no temperance sentiment to lift its note ot  protest. To-day, that sentiment ls  strong and has been as said a potent  factor in modifying a custom which,  cannot he upheld and justified by thjr  best sentiment of the community.  though," he persisted. "It's natural  enough, perhaps���������he's a genius and al)  that���������and of course i'm not. Wait a  minute, Nell! 1 can't stand this any  longer, aud I'm bound to have it out  for good. You were always cleverer  tliau I waa; but you kuow what I've  wished for ever since 1 was au unlinked cub at Eton. I wasn't afraid to tell  you then.   You remember, Nell?"  "1 remember thinking that thosa  lickings���������which you did not get���������might  have done you good."  "Well, you didn't say so! And all  the timo 1 was slewing in India it wad  (he same; aud wheu 1 was down wim  fever in the plains 1 kept shouting oue  ���������name���������so the doctor told me."  "Jt was in very bad taste," she murmured.  "Oh! Then that fort on the frontier,  With the Wazins howling round���������and  not five minutes' 6leep ou end for teat  they should rush ua���������and the grub  running out���������and tbe only idea iu my  head was te see it through somehow,  and get home to ask you to moro* me!  There, Nell, it's out at last!"  She was looking at him now, but  there wae a world of reproacti���������and  perhaps something else���������iu her eyes,  "You haven't asked me yet!" she cried.  "But, Nell���������good heavens 1���������you don't  mean to say-���������"  And then���������well, in some mysterious  fashion he managed to gala possession  of her hands, and to say the rest with*  out ���������words.   As for her:  "You might have seen It, you foolish  feoyl" she said.  \ And that was all.  Exoept that, a little later, she met  Mr. Holland.  ' "I have been looking for you, Mlsa  Lindsay," he said; "I have something  to say. Not going already, surely? 1  may call to-night, then? I need not  tell you what it ls���������perhaps you can  guess���������I���������1 hope so."  "I think it would ibe .better not to  come, Mr. Holland," she replied, giving  him her hand. "I am sorry, but���������will  you oblige me -by considering the episode as closed? I am engaged to ("apt.  Havelock, and the wedding Is set for  Hew Year's Day.  OF GENERAL   INTEREST.  On  ii  N������'W Y������-ur.  Make thou this coming year new io  Ore that afternoon, the door was thro .vn  open wiith a flourish, and Cyrus announced:    "Gineral Sherman, Missus!"  My mother went forward to greet her  visitor, with youngsters cling.iig in  mortal terror to.her gown, for that  name was more frightful to us than  ^Bluebeard," or "Hop-o'-my-Thumb's"'  ogre, or "Red Riding-hood's" wolf, all  rolled into one.  Mamma put her 1, ind behind her and  drew me. forward, saying: "General  here is a young person who is very anxious to see 'Ole Sherman.' "  "I decWe, mamii'i, I didn't say it,"  I began, trembling like an aspen leaf;;  " 'twas mammy or little sister "  "No! no! I cross my heart I "never  did," sobbed little sister miserably.  Our dreadful visitor looked from one'  culprit to the other, from under his  bushy eyebrows, and then���������he did not  cut our heads off w'th his great sword,  ts I fully expected hira to do; he lau-jh-  .tdl=nhpl!n^nTig=.������nfelnii(lt r ���������-  He took pretty little sister on his  knee, and kissed her, and said he had  letters in his pocket for momma, and  iskcd for some sugar for us, to cheer us  ap a bit. There was r.o sugar, nor had  there been any f^r-many months; so  Seneral Sherman t;ltl us to come to his  headquarters next day and he would  five us all we could -at.  ���������We got our sugar (brown by choice),  li nice pasteboard boxes marked "Col-  fate's Soap," and what else do you  hink we got?  ���������A New Year's box, perhaps It' camo  itraight. from Sa: a. Claus, a. week  ate, whom General ..-."re.man met on his  'March to.the Sea," else how could he  lave got It for us?  ��������� As we skipped joyfully home we said  trlth conviction:  "You see, mammy, you were all  wrong. 'Ole Sherman' Is not a 'Yan  kee,' after all."���������E. G. Parker, in Wide  a-wake.  not dwell with me to befoul this sw.roc  new year. Through its d^ys I will carry, dear Father, the sturdy bearing of  one upheld toy the lnlinltc. I will walk  strait onward, thy hand leading me.  I will look men frankly in the face,  thine eyes seeing me. 1 will sing. I  will laugh. I will rejoice through the.  year, the joy of the Lord being my  strength. Draw close about me. If It bo  ���������thy pleasure, the curtain of the future,  so that I may riot see beyond the encompassing day. It is thy future, and  behind those dense folds are thine upholding arms. It will draw back before  me as I move courageously onward, disclosing at each step new proofs of thy  ���������wisdom and love. No evil will befall  me, for thou wilt befall mo, I do not  osk theo for more light, or more  strength or more joy; 1 ask thee baldly  for thyself. Father, through whom tlio  mew year comes, O come through It to  me. My spirit burns within me for tho  vision of thee. A Joug to 'be  freed fro.n  the frets of 'WorldHiiess into~th"e"llberTj'  of the world, the mastery of eense and  of time that thou canst give. I long  to know thee, that I may know-myself and others. Live thou In me. ble a.  ������d Lord. Then alone Bhall 1 rightly  live ln thy new year.  On it'a Holiday Vucutlon.  Swi urine oni  "With the new year I am resolved���������"  Friend���������I Buppose your house will  contain plenty of evergreen to begin  the new year.  Paterfamilias���������Don't know. YAH I'm  sure of Ib that lt will not contain much  long green .  Looking for'lllm.  Farmer Hittem strode up to the negro cabin with a whip in his hand and  a scow] on his brow.  "Where'd you git that air turkey?"  he demanded, pointing to one that lay  on the table.  "1 knows,"'Volunteered little George  Washington Snowball. "Pa done  brought hit."  "Huh!" grunted the farmer, grasplnr  the whip more firmly. "He's just the  mau 1 want to see.  In tyrraklitc Ito-'durloni* It-tticmlxsr Tli! ������  Married people live longer than thf.  unmarried, the temperate and industr;.  oue lcnjrer than the gl"ttonous n-u  idle, and civilized nations longer thai,  the uncivilized. Tall persons enjoy a  greater longevity th.ni short ones.  Holiday  Slioirptltc  There is something particularly exhilarating about holiday shopping.  Whether it is the uncertainty about  getting your share of the bargains that  are going at, apparently, such a ridiculously low price, or whether it is oa  account of the bargains themselves,  because they are bargains, it is harci  to say, but the pastime, though there  Is veritable labor in it, is unmistakably  exciting;. The iwoman, who is a bornr  shopper enjoys every detail, and bargain days are red-letter days to her.  You see you drift into oae of the 1 i. gj  stores whose departments are almost  numberless, and whose attractions baffle description, and their knack of can  tering not only to ihe desire, but to  the eye, is a veritable gift passing tho  understanding.  You g'pi ia thinking to purchase ai  gown-pattern, but ia order to reacbj  that department you must pass by  where all the latest novelties in veil-  togs are displayed, and you stop jusfi  to take one little look, and���������are lost;:  no woman, it 1*6 said, is created sutli-  ctently plain to be past th.-- pleasing delusion that the fascinations aud. coquetries of heautHul veilings will lend  her beauty. You are enchanted. Yon  have fanciful visions of yourself ia  the privacy of your dressing-room before the glass, trying tlio effect of that  hit of film. You already see the delicate tints of your complexion intensified into actual beauty. It will deepen the rose in your cheeks and of your  lips; besides lt will look Ao styllshl  with that last new hat that Is the most  becoming thing you ever had; and so,  of course, you buy lt, determined to  shut your eyes to everything else until  n1itor-you=ha?e"=bouglitratlio=c!oth--foi--  that gown, for you have uot a great  deal of money to spend, but before you  know it you arc in the lnce department  looking at point de Veulsc, and you  remember that exquisite dinner set  thut was among your wedding presents, and full to thinking about point  de Venise medallons In a damask tablecloth wiih your iiu migrant, and napk.ns  to liniich, and you hesitate.    ,  Then the cute llitle boleros of real  lace that you can't poeulbly afford, but  which you sigh over, and finally drop  reluctantly to take up some black chlf-  fou with daphnes with golden hearts  embroidered upon .t, and that sells for  "only" ?50 per yard. You have never,  owned a bit of real lace in your life,,  and you remember this fact with a feeling of actual humiliation as you flit  (from chiffon to laces again, and stand  entranced over a most exquisite pattern that would make a perfectly be-  -w.ldering dream of a jabot,-or a lovely finish for your new cravolte.  Your mind reverts to the heroine ia  the last novel you read, whose'sovereignly over men, and the ease witht  which she made conquests must havo  heen due to the Spaniuh lace she wore  over magnificent amber brocade, and  the famous parure of diamonds sho  wore with it, and the necklace ol diamonds that clasped the snow-white  (throat, aad the boquet of white  daphnes with golden hearts, and you  don't wonder that she waa surrounded by princes and duke3, each struggling for a look and a smile. But. had  she .'Ally had a gown 'of this chiffon  wrought with the goldeu-heartcd daphnes, what gift might not the gods have  offered her!  I tell you lt is of no use for a wo-'  man to pray to be delivered from  ���������temptation and th*;n deliberately start  out for a day's' shopping with not an  hundredth parr. Pioricy enough to satisfy wtiatof the latest Parisian novel*  tits the lv'art hiS-r;th after; lt In aliso.  lutelv flv.tin iu the face of Providence!  Ilollilaya  In Itlxio,  ���������The Holidays among the old time  "down South uiggeis" was by no means  what we are familiar wiih at the North,  (where fiosty a'ir, evergreen wreaths,  comfortably clad ku^.ness men, elegint*  ly dressed ladies aud anxious and half-  fainisbed tramps abound.  In the South, of which we speak, the  observance of the Holiday of roses and  sunshine and plenty of joyous dancing  ������������������in short, a season of supreme delight  to the poorest and the raggedeat "cul-  lerd pusson" on the plantation.  Your Southern darkey Is a supreme  lover of t'he Holidays. To him it matters little what the occasion is which  calls him to cease from labor. A wedding, a baptism or a funeral, or a New  >,Years dinner are alike to him In their  satisfying character, so long as hli  emotions are - stirred, his sympathy  awakened and his body refreshed without his making the usual exertion. It  Is the materialistic phase of the midwinter festival which has made it the  most popular of the plantation holidays. ,  Visions of bountifully spread tables,  ���������gifts for the "HI' chaps," Visits from  the generous, young "mlstis," and  dreams of singing and dancing in the  Jong twilight, rather than any deep religious significance of the festival, have  appealed to the negro imagination and  caused to be anticipated with unbounded joy and prepared for with unwonted  diligence.  The Joyous preparations for the midwinter festival were never confined to  the Great House:  "Une" Mose, am yoh cabin all sple  an' span?" "Llndy, hab yoh done finish all yoah patch'in'?" were familial  The coal production of Great Britain amounts to 190,000.000 tons a year,  ot Germany to 100,000,000 tons, and ot  France to 28,000,000 tcn3.  A large class of Mexicans, commonly  called peons, wear a kind of saudal.  These are called "guaroches," and consist of a simple sole of leather held to  the feet with strings which pass between the toes and are tied about tho  ankle.  The storage of bicycles In Paris during the winter months ls r-Densivc.  So a great many Parisians pawn their  machines ln thc Mont-de-Piete, or state  pawnshop. The interest paid on the  advance of money is very small and  ts a great saving on what would be  ���������Ciald tor storage.  The British navy has control of no ,  less than sixty-two docks for its ships,  of which sixty-one arc of stone and  one is of wood. All of the wooden  docks with which the United States ls  provided are ln need of extensive repairs, and it ls only a question of tlmo  when these wooden structures must bo  replaced with stone.  Fancy two pl nts being bo unfriendly that the mere neighborhood of one  is death to the other! Yet this is tho  case with two well-known British  plants. These are the thistle and the  rape). If a field is infected with thistles, which come up year after year  and ruin the crops, ail you have to do  13 to sow It with rape. The thistles  will be absolutely annihilated.  Those who believe that feeding bottles for babies are the result of modern civilization are out of date. The  Greek nurses used to carry with them  a sponge full of honey In a small pot  to stop the children from crying, and  in the British museum are two Greek  vases, dating from 700 B. C, which  are much like feeding bottles used by  the Romans subsequently.  The Presbyterian Synod, which met  in New York, recently, discovered that some of the orphans supported by the missionaries ln India are old  enough to die of old age, and some of  the contents of the innumer->|le missionary boxes which are seD# rom this  country for orphans go to1 ��������� pie long  past middle age. The syn .>;������~aas -passed a resolution fixing 17 years as the  age at which orphans may claim such  care.;  ���������������.  STAR BEAMS.  tswMlnSB^iimonF -Jhe_. d a rk jes_on_an-*^  well-to-do plantation. And they were  greetings poBsessIng a significance beyond interest and mer0 curiosity.  This system of annual cleaning and  patching was the outgrowth of a superstition that a thrifty ending of the olt  year was absolutely necessary in order  to avoid the various assortment of  "hoodoos" that otherwise were prepar.  cd to descond upon the plantation during the coming year. If before the  dawn of New Year's Day the cabins  were scrupulously claan and every garment washed and patched, no power of  evil could reach them; even the sight  of a red flannel heart or a tiny cloth  human figure, stuck full of needles and  placed on the very doorslll, ��������� need no  longer bring terror tc their hearts.  This general undoing of the hoodoos  was usually followed by the decorations  of the cabins. Oreat branches of fruit  trees were brought In, which were dipped in water and sprinkled with flour  and glittering powder, and then placed  over the door and windows and over  the chimney-place. A touch of color  was given the garniture by the huge  ���������bunches of mistletoe, which, although  with negroes it has lost Its osculatory  significance, is still a signal for mur-ri '  rcmplnp and shouting among tii.?  young folks.  One suggested reason why doctors  never prescribe for themselves is their  professional dislike to being overcharged.  There would be more real art in this  would if so many critics did not look  for the artist's name before expressing  an opinion of the work.  Uncle Sam's lightning change act  from champion warrior to chief peace  dove is being received with great applause by the delegates at The Hague.  "There ls a man in Kansas City,"  says the Orange (Va.) Observer, "who,  it is said, can eat ninety-nine eggs at  a meal. ' This must be the man the  hens are laying for."  An exchange says: "Senator Hanna  has vhe absolve control of the OhioJ  political situation in his pockei." It  may be added, thongh, even in Ohio'  there are plenty of political pick-*  pockets. ���������  The Dallrs News suggests that "If  Sarah Bernhardt really wants to create'  a sensation by playing one of Shakespeare's characters, she can do so by ���������  appearing as Puck." It might be added  that Puck, for once, would be humorous.  A couple named Newton Lord and  Jennie Helper were married in an  Eastern Kentucky town some days ago,  and the editor of the local p..per was  almost clubbed to death by the indignant groom because he made use of the  heading Lord-Helper.  Up in a Chicago rpuseum tho Clrcas-  ���������ian Ueauty refused to marry ihe tattooed man, very properly contending  :hat she did not care to be mated to a  majLW.ho_alreafly.hafl a woman on his  ihest and an elephant on his RandsT  BUSINESS NOTES-  Tlie   Snvr  Yrarj,   Caller.  "I didn't want to keep you w!'- ���������  **Ir. Westc-nd, so I came down jt;.;;   ...  I was." said -Miss Darlington. swtriUy,  as she entered the parlor.  "Oh. what a whopper!" exclaimed  her small 'brother. "You know you  only had on "  And then Tommy was violently hustled out of the room.  Hsi.uratfd.  Van Ishe���������Well, old man, did you  Greet the New Year with the proper  E-p'r" '-. *-our li������*art?  Ten Broke���������Yes, the sion'ror eald It  hiiu > -..i in almost everywhere.  An ink trust Is In process of formation. It looks black. In fact, If it goes  through and its goods are what they  should be. then It will be rs black as  nost trusts are painted.���������New York  Press.  A number of capl'allsts propose to  put millions of dollnrs Into liquid air.  n the meantime millions of other people-will continue to put their F^iall  rhange Into more substantial liquids.���������  Kansas City Journal.  Russell Sage contended that the ren-.  mue tax of ?2 per 100 shares on stock  iransacli-ns did not apply to "puts,",  'calls" and "spreads," but Attorney-  genera! Rr'r.;'* . htE decided against  'i'.m.'jrr-y. t.cw Uncle Russell's contrl-  vv.ir:. to Uncle Sam's treasury will  ie m-.tericidly Increased.���������Syracuse  Her:'.'"'.  T'        '.--���������ince In wigcs which has re-  ������������������'��������� i the conferences    of    the  ' ed Association with the re-  . ves of the   iron    and    steel  ;urers   will    result in a rise  .g $1 a day.   As 15,000 men are  .:iected  by this rise,    the    aggregate  money value of the advance will   be  arge.[St. Louis Globe-Democrat.  The Pullman Car Company, at Chl-  :ago, has orders for S5.000.000 wo. th  it cars for a railroad in the Argentine  Republic. The owners of the road and  ;he ones who order the cars are mem*  oe.-sof a British syndicate. That  transaction Illustrates how Americans  ire taking the mar'.??ts of the world  iway from the British manufacturers.  ���������Binghamton Reputi'.can.  .. ���������>:s5>U Revelstoke Herald and  Railway Men's Journal.  riil.li.-Iii-.l    i-wry   Thursday.     Subscription   ���������?-  jtt-r vt-ar.   Adverlishi:; rules nn application.  Ci..���������!!;���������- of advertisements rnii-r   lu-  in liefor  ij<.,.ii on Wednesday ro insure insertion.  .!..!. rriiitiii).-  irr nil  its  brunches promptly runl  !i������.-:i:l>' eNvcmed.  j hour   fill a   tinsket  with  the ilnest of   tlio   in'.iiri-'  suction.      In the original  it-rout   .it   tlie   same   time feastiiisj; liis   agreement the liability of tlio Goveni-  TllfliSDAV.  M.Mtfll   IK,   1111)1.  THE EXCELLENCE OF  REVELSTOKE RIDING.  Jifvolslokc* tin* licautifnl. tin* romantic, llio pictuivsijiur. Kevelstoke tire  happy- hunting urouncl of the sportsman, the faiiy.lancl of wealth.  In some such tonus aw lhe above  might we speak of our district and  anyone making a thorough tour of the  Revelstoke riding, making note of tho  gr.-indt'iu- and sublimity of its scenery,  the veritable pni-adiseit i.s to the lover  of sport, the immense wealth of its  mines and timbei- would sound its  praises in no less, if not more, extravagant terms than the above.  Perhaps in these days of "Dollnvs  jiud cents" the most important feature  is the extensive wealth of the Revelstoke district. "Wliile it is by no  means tlie largest constituency in tlie  interior yet we can safely say that in  the abundant mineral - and lumber-  wealth it possesses it will prove to be  by fnr the richest section of this wonderful Alladin's province of B. C.  South of the city, at the head of the  Arrow lakes, are some of the largest  saw mills to be found anywhere, the  daily capacity being a cut of from  50,000 to 200,000 feet of inch lumber.  Throughout the district- are various  other mJP/s varying in their capacity,  but. all ljciuing to their full limit.  Xo oner-tan do justice in a description of the mineral wealth. Tliis district is practically ono whole vast  mine of almost every known mineral,  the'pr-edomiiiating color being yellow.  In years to come "Tho Big Jicnrt" will  have move significance and will lie  remembered with tales of greaLer  wealth than tiie diggings of California  in '-40. or the rush to Cariboo in the  00s or even thc Klondike craze oi* '07.  It is impossible to particularize or  make a .selection of the best paying  properties. Some are not as well  developed as others, but when tlie  facilities for transportation become  moie thorough tliis district will be  honeycombed from centre to circumference with the different points fiom  whicli ore will be shipped.  There are also a number of free  "milling properties in the south of tlie  district. This is undoubtedly the  cheapest and simplest mining process  of any.  Uut the placer properties in tlie Big  Bend are what make tlie palms itch.  There, after the hydraulic power is  turned oif on a clean up, one can pick  up pocket fulls of little golden nuggets  which lie there shining in the sunlight.  XVe will suppose the greed for gold  has been partially satisfied aud will  Jiow look at the asthetic side of our  fair district. Going up the Columbia  river���������whicli in its sweep awny to the  =aiorth=aiiti=t-}ien=a-ftor-==a=^wide=t-!im'-  ilows nway to the soutli agairr and  forms what is appropriately called  "The Big Bend" i.s perhaps one of the  grandest sights to be found anywhere.  The river is navigable for io miles  north nnd throughout lire whole, the  ever changing picturesque beauty of  the majestic mountains ribbed witli  silver streams and towering witli their  white caps far into the Heavens, pass  before the eye like some kaleidoscope  panorama of the homes of the Gods.  Throughout the whole district with  its artistic arrangement of mountain,  lake and'river, luxuriant valleys and  fertile hillsides, it is at once and for all  time a "place of beauty and a joy  forever."  "When the ancient tribes of Indians  fonnulatod their doctrine of the after  life of a good Indian being spent in  the "happy hunting ground," where  abundance of game and fish and the  myriads of delights to the enthusiastic  sportsman were tlie predominant  features���������they must have modeled it  after our Revelstoke district.  Game of nearly all kindsloutside of  the tropical and polar species are in  abundance. Elk, antelope, mountain  goat, deer, bear, and dozens of other-  animals roam the mountains where  they feed on the wild berries of the hills  and fish of the streams.  To the fisherman who can sit down  ������y a mountain stream and in  half an  eyes on the grandeur of the scenery  everywhere around bim this surely is  an ideal spot.  And a word about, the climate,  While wo have abundance of snow yet  thc climate is very mild and practically never visited by those' cold biting  winds, the leatui-c of the north .west  and the cast. I'eihaps a more beanti-  siglrt cannot he imagined than to witness a snowfall in the lumber woods  here. Quietly, gently the silvery  Hakes fall one by one covering brunch  and twig in a rich ei'ininc and clothing  nature in n mantle of purity.  AVe urn justly proud of our district.  Its resources and beauties are unlimited mid we feel it will compete with,  equal and excel any locality on tho  map of North America.  EDHORIAL NOTES.  a  There is war oil among the dough  punch punchers of .Spokane. Tiie  regular pi-ice of bread has been 25  loaves for (he dollar. Some small  dealers who wished to increase their  sales put it down to 2S for the $. And  now tho larger concerns in the Bakers  Association are giving 30 loaves tor  the little William. This will be a good  opportunity for the poof man to lay in  a. supply of bread tickets "and cash  them'Inter ou.  There is much agitation now over  the mutter of allowing Senator Smoot  to hold his seat as representative frcrn  Utah owing to his belief in and practise of polygamy. Mr. Smoot is hardly  a Senator in a'real sense but rather an  emissary of the Mormon church;  When Utah was admitted to the  Union it ivas solenily promised that  polygamy would he done away with.  Apparently the practise has really  increased. The agitation set ou foot  now by thu Protestants may possibly  result in Utah being left without n  representative iu the Senate and the  State being practically "abandoned.  Certainly jMornioiiism with .'loe Smith  as the arch angel will not be tolerated  AYIiat every citizen can and ought  to do for Revelstoke :  Praise it.  Talk about it.  Trade at home.  "Write aliout il.  Take a home pride in it.  Remember it's your home.  ���������Tell of it's business resources.  Try and induce others to trade here.  When strangers come to town use  them well.  Look ahead of self when your town  is considered.  Don't call your best citizens frauds  and impostors.  Support your local institutions that  benefit the town.  Help your public officers in doing  the most good for tlie most people.  Don't forget that* you live oif the  people here, and you should help  others as they help you'.'  H(.^pect_<^.s*ry_ good  citizen in rom-  LEGAi.  ment was not to exceed on the mountain section its proportion of $80,000  per mile. Clause i> provides Unit, the  old Grand Trunk Company may dispose of souk.'of its shrive ot' 1 he common stock of tire now company, but.  must retain a majority of it to insure  control. These are the essential features of the new ai'i'iingeiuent. In nil  other respects I lie con Uriel? remains a-  passeil in July last.���������Commercial.  JOHN* MANNiNU SCOTT,  As an indication of the sympathy  fell for tire .icps, Winnipeg and olhei*  cities are commenting on the greatly  increased trade that the local .Japanese merchants are gelling. Tlris is  certainly a substantial and sensible  method of showing this good feeling  Canadians bear towards the little  island nation.  Iiurri.ster, Solicitor, Klfi.  First Street - - J*.evelsto!:i>, 11. CS.  PJAKV.KY, M'OAKTU'i .C I'INKII AM  llarr-istiirs   Siiilcilors, l-'.t'i.  Solicitors (or-luipcr'ul 1'ant; ���������')' C*i::rr'.(!n.  (.'(impiurv funds luloiui ntK pemuui.  J:1IIST IJTIIEKT.   I'UVclsli'l.C 11. ('���������  SOCIETIES.  Tho Hendryx cyanide process for*  the treatment of low grade ore is  claimed by its inventor to bo a. com.  plete success. If this is so, the many  properties-,in B. C. whicli hitherto  could nob be mined at a i?irofit will  now begin'to pay largo dividends. Y  Hed  Hose DCRrce meets second (Ml*! fonrtli  Tnesdiivs ofeiii'lr  month; While Hose IJeirree  meets third TiickiIiiv of unclr (piiirlur, In Oddfellow* Hull. .Vis!tint' brethren welcome  T. II. HAKICR, II. COOKK,  President, Secretary.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  -x    .tteirulnr meetings nre held In  the  Oddfellow's Hull on the Third Fr!  m  *  . K8s*ta-Mmnt  YODOFU.HI, PROP.  BKST EATING  HOUSE IN  ���������    THK CITV.     '  MEALS. SERVED AT.ALL'HOURS  TXVFSTY-FlXAi (25). BUSH   MEN  wanted, b.v  BIG BEND LUMBER CO.,  ARROWHEAD, B.C.  CAN SELL FOB CASH.  1 can ipiicldy sell for cash, without  local publicity, your Business, Real  Estate oi' K-rr-tncrsoip, no matter  where located. Send 1110 full particulars, pi-ices, etc.   Address:  CHAS. E.  POWELL,  10W. Mohawk St.,  Bntt'alo. X. Y.  One   Car   of  No,   1 clear Timothy,  apply to  .1. XV. McCALLU.M.  ���������Salmon Arm.  B. C.  Jta uuuiL'liun'Niiiuii'ii   mu   ���������mm   ������������������������.  ir'j. dnvnf encli nioiUlr. nt R run. sharp  -T/ VisitiiC' brethren cordially Invited  iua \V. H. I'I.E:.IINC,\V. M  J. AUIUiSON, P.ec.-Seo.  KOOTENAY STAlt, K, B   P.  Meets or:  l"ii'.st Tuesday of every mrintli, in  I. O.O. F.Hull.  .1. ACHESO.V. W. I'.  J. II, AltMr'TKON-!, HE".  Cold llansre Lodge, K. of P.,  Ho. 28, Jlevolstolte, 3. C,  JEETS .EVEKY WEUNBSDAY  in Oddfellows' Hull ul S  o'clock. : Visiting Knights arc  cordii'.lly invited.  A. J. HOWE, C. C. .      ���������  J. \V. jlEICNETT. If. of ll. <t S.  II. A. BKOW;-, Muster of Finance.  H. PERRY-LEAKE,  Alining Engineer  and Metallurgist.  .SPECIALTIES:  Examination aud reports on Mining  ' Properties.  Specification   and  Condtntetiorr o  Mining Machinery.  Mill   Tests   of Ores arrd  Concentrate.-?.  Bedford McNeill Code:!  COWAN' UI.OCIv, ltevelstoke, li. C.  town, and il"  there are arry others try  to make them good.  If your tax is  increased  a dollar by  iiiiprovements   remember    your   pio-  pi-i-ty   is  benefitted   many  limes tliat  11111.  Tlie proposed modifications in the  charter of the Grand Trunk Pacific  iiiiiiway Company were made public  in Ottawa and London, England, on  Tuesday. The changes are .-.everal in  number and of varying importance.  Clause 1 provides for a throe year* extension of time limit within which the  western or Grand Trunk section of the  road must be completed, still subject.,  of course, to delays by acts of Providence and the labor unions. Clause 2  gives the Company power to recover-  its deposit of $5,fXX),fXX) Irom the Government if the portion of thu road  assigned to it for construction is completed before the section undertaken  hy the Government. "With this pro-  vision no one will be inclined to find  fault, especially nn it is provided thai.  the money when recovered by the  Company is to he put inln rolling  stock. Clause a provides that the  Government's guarantee upon the  bonds of the western section is to  ei-pinl 75 per cent of the cost of construction, whatever it may bo, on the  mountain section, and np to $18,000 on  Tlir-S SPACK  RESERYKD       J  $1.00  to the party crittinL*- this out and  presenting same to the  Advertiser.  ?Wr\0  M'SOIt HOT PM0S  Reno wired for their  full  and sympathetic tone.  Unsurpassed    in     finish ,  and ca<e design.  J. WScLeod,    -   Agent  9*oao**������***c9eoii^oii*������*a*a  OS  e  ���������  o  If von   v.'iurt.   lhe  iiliuvo we   can    JJ  Hir;>p1y you  with aiiylhini; in this    ?  lino. 1  S FArKCV CAESES  S AHD CONFECTIONERY  g,oa������r-ti������H������Mrra������ rwiwtmrm i ���������������*  THY Ol-lt  WIUIi.'-'SO.MK  * Whits ajit. Bt'owri Ba-sad  S     Scones and Suns  VV. IV3. Brown,   Prop.  One of the best and _  commodious hotels! ill the  City    .    .    ���������    '    .  Free 'Bus meets all trains  Hourly Street Car.  Fare 10 Cents.  Front Street.  ���������m-mriitTiiprff--^m'">'',"-''m���������"'"ru"'"-"'*'  9     *  c Darc'cs uml !'m;>U*  IMrtlcs ('alm'd 'I'o. ������i  u           l-'ull stuck i.r* Kravlli-ut. Can.lies. ���������  o                                o  i A. E.   BENNISON, ������  o                       .Mackenzie Avenue, ���������  a ���������  oooso������o������e������a������eoa������c������ose***s>*  ,j..j.^rt.r[.^.1.^4...,^4,e^^,>.i,.t-l.,ii,4.***4������l.  ���������it  ���������it ���������  t    IN SPRS.JG SITINGS      %  %        AND OVERCOATINGS   %  j* jr  W'v hnvii 11 hamlsiiMio iissurtmunt  to *fr  *r* clnmm.1 fnnii nt jiriei'H <tli:il t-jliotihl Im ���������  ������ iittrat'tivii tu nircfiil Imycrs. 3"  *i*           KvurytliiiiK   strictly  up-to-dato    in 3*  V >lylu, lit und linisli. Jr  g THE 0HLY UNION SHOP IN TOWN *  (*���������  'X Oradrratoof Jlitclrcll'ii .School of Gar- Jt  J^                 merit Cutting, Xuw Ynr-U. a.  Ji Kslablrshruent���������"S'exL  Tavlor   Jilouk. ^,  'f *���������  Fl A. WILSON,  Siu;cessurs't() ArN.~yniith.Tj  Wholesale and Retail Dealers  PRIME   BEEF.     PORK.   Ml) 1 TON     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.  ticnmwaii iMyinnmawum���������^mjuuucvm  SB-���������  iat���������������  C5>-  tto-  (3>���������  CrO���������  <S*  (RSr������-  (Kto-  iBfc-  (WB���������������  To woar good glnssos. To those who linvc to work  nnd feel that their oyes uro continually nchiiij?  froni thnt c'liiso whould wo.-ii'11 pair. Tho trouble is  that thu majority of i>uopl<! do not know that the  rigiit .-rl.-issos will mvb that noodod rest. .'���������������������������'���������*.  XVE XV1LE EXAMliSK YOUR. EViES FREE OF  CHAKGE, aiid it' you fuel that you nvt: justified in  iviMiring ^hisses wo can lit you! A large quantity  ill ways irr stock.  WATCHMAKER,  AND OPTICIAN  ^^u^^^saeMv^a^c^^^^^i^ii^i^ii^  DON'T SUFFER  ANY LONGER  Save Your  EYES  J. GUY BARBER,   -   Jeweller, Optician  Jas. I. Woodrow  WINTER'.RESORT  Firrr* Clad Simd Iiil!.-i of..  Xorth    C'.-i rolirifr;      Pine  BlrilT.  A Two-Ccrrt  .Stnmp   for  riooklct;  T    O   M I CU     ������Kt.*I.KT,\HY!  r. u, ALLtri, koahu oktuadk.  n  s  Ably furnished with the  Choicest the Market  affords.  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large, Light bedrooms.  Rates $r a day.  Monthly Rate.  J. Albert Stone  ���������   Prop  FIRST CLASS  S2   PER  DAY  HOUSE  Choice Brands of Wince, Liquors  and Cigars.  J. LAUGHT0N, Prop.  1'lrnt  .Street.  REVELSTOKE  Business   College  Retail Dealer in���������  Beei, Pork,  Mutton; Etc,  Fish and Game in Season....  All orders promptly filled.  CotlcmX&. RBYBM50BB, B.'  DAV AND EVENING CLASSES  JN THE LIBRARV BUILDING.  .W,^t^-.t-U0n^A^^ghMtn^:n=^Bookkasiihig,-  Conii:icrci:il 'Arithmetic, I'cnrn.inslrip,  Cnrr,-,poruloiicc, English, Sliortlr.ind and  Tyjwiwcil'rnjy.  Circ-rsr^.-s arc  being-  formed   for  I'rcnch  aiul Latin.  NOTIOE.  Pirlilir; notice is fjivi'ii that tiro Biff  Bi-rrd LuinlKd* Orinipa'iy Limited have  julopti'd the l������-l'>w iii������:rit.ioni((J timlwr  macks for lo^s beinnghig t(i tliein and  all iim-sons are wru'ricd against dealirrg  with (.i- keppirig in possession any logs  lifaring any of sard marks:"  *'. B. B. L Co. A������  Dated at Arrowhead, Aug. 23, 1003-  THE BIC BEND LUM8ER CO. LTD.  THEO. LUDCATE, Presiden  MOSCROP  BROS.  Pltnnbing, Steam and Hot Water  Heating,  Electric WirinK &  Bell Works.  Pipes. Valves and Fittings.  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C.  li'Oll ���������SATiK-Tlirro Hundred Tons  No. I I'r-air-ie Ilny. For paitienlai'S  anil prices addi-ens  Olds Lumber and H. D. Cc  | PELLEW-HARVEY,  I BRYANT & OILMAN  %      j Mining Engineers  j| andAssayers, ^  W vAXcbAJVjiiTTn.c. ���������^.Kstnbiisiroiuaao  & ..   e%  ASSAY W0HK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS  i  ������  % VANCOUVER, B. C  %������?2X������������������s������������������������C^^  UNDERTAKEN.  Tc������tim(i(lo(rp to 2,000|lis.  A npeclulty mnde of elicokrng Smelter  Snrii'plca from the Interior by niiiil or  oxiiren" promptly nl tended to.  oorruriporrriuiici) solieilcd.  H. W. Edwards,  Taxidermist.  DEER    HEADS,    BIRDS,     ANIMALS  MOUNTED.  REVEL8TOKE, - -        B. C  .^4.4,.l���������>-i,.|..l-.l���������l,,l,^.a.l--;-.l,i,.i,.>,j,^^.4.4.^-l..>4.4.->-j..t-4--i.-t..t-.l*4-e ^<r^'3cm'i"l:'i"ir'ii-b  * ������  ** T  ���������5-  *  ���������������  ���������������  ���������it  *  ���������{*���������  ���������it  4<  ���������it  ���������it  STILL LEADS  |  Orrr Hush for IDOli is ovor, and as iisual at this time of  year we maku a specially of  BLACK   SUITS  ���������    What is nicer and more becoming.  Vou should try one of  our   latest Black Suits.    They arc  stylishly iiinde, frock and full dress.   XVe have a stocky of nice  --g(iods-to'select=fi'Oinraiid-i\Ve-"gilarantee=cvery-siiitri^ "     ""  Our stock of Tweeds are well selected, and in order to keep  our hands employed until the arrival of Spring Goods, we are  having a Special".Tuntmry Sale.  Our $20 Suits to Order  Ladiiss' Tailoukd Suits to Okdkk.  ���������* ��������� ���������   ��������� : ��������� *  *......-���������-��������� *  **********y.** m ***************i^********* * ************  %     ������J. B. CRESSMAN,  -  Mackenzie Ave  Wrllc for onr IntcrciliriB looks " Invent-.  5or*.i Help" nnd '* I'mr,- ytiu are sxvlndled.-'  JSend lis i rouith Bketch or model of .our In-,  /vention orirntirot'fi'ion'. nnd wr will tell you/  Sfree onr opinion ns lo I'-helhrr ir rs probably:  5u(itcnl������t>le. Rejcctrd nppllcatlnnsliaveoflcn  Jbcen SHccessfnllv prosL-cnlcd by us. We  icominct fully equipped offires iu Montreal,  jnnd Wn������liiri|;t<irr ; Ihituinnlirics n." to prompt-,  \l.. .1lur,n,/-(i luni-L- n���������t\ niiif-**:lv Itntrc  I'ntclltS.  lim,   ,������.,.s..i.i,;.,'.. i   - j........v    .��������� .-��������� ������.-  i  lly diopntclr work nnd qmcfclvKcure I'ntents,  ns bro id ns llic invciition. Hrgliut rcfererreesj  fiirnlnlicri.  . Pntcnt.'J procured tlironch Mflrinn & Ma ;  irlon receive special notice without clrnrpre ir.1 .���������'  (over roo ripw-spnpers di.*-tribtited throughout(  Stlrc Dominion. . ..,������<.  ) Spcclaltv :���������Patent busirress of Manufac- r  [turers nmf Kngirieers. <  MARION & MARION     i  } Patent Experts and Solicitors <  >nui~... I New York l.lfc BldV. rlontrcait  <Olflc-(*-   {   Atlantic BWg.VVashlnKton DX^  Wholesale & Retail Meat Merchant.  Fish and Game in Season.  First Street,   -   Revelstoke* B. C.  Moore Co., K.C.  The most delightful climate for  atlome or Winter Resort,  Onlv sixteen  hours from New  -**  York.    Write to Board of Trade  of  Southern   Pines  for booklet.  WOOD  Woo d for sale Including  s.  Ory C\?dar, Fir and Hemlock.  All  orders left at W   M. Lawrence's will  I receive p rompt attention.  W. FLEMING.  i/l  _.J iii  mvm*v{>im*',^*r'''j7i'���������������������\*i-r*'va^^  tfrtirVBrw***J*m tfra���������en tlWIW tigmti li IttlBaMW.  ���������>\mmntmMkr^tl  UmrTtnkrammV**  r**tam������v*i)ttTr**niauiiii..-i  UttUHii\i ii*r ���������'![ nr "TOWfl-hl-Jj  ���������nfc-y.rrmt.x-r*.  Business Men Losing Trade  by Their Indifference���������Daily  Mail Agitation for Lardeau  District..  (Special to Tin: llnu.ii.p.)  Bkatox, H. C. I'Vlr. 211.���������The needs  of n daily mail service fur the J.tu-de.-ui  district and thu necessity of denning  otiL the chnmiel fr-oin the present deep  water landing to llei'.ton, were the  , topics of n lively discussion held tonight at a mass inculiug of uiti'/.ens of  Beaton und vicinity. Judge .1. W.  Thomson presided and T. XV. Grahaine  acted as soeretary. "With reference to  the inadequate postal service the  following resolution was passed ;  "Whereas, the Liu-dean district is  provided with a Ihree-tiines-a-week  mail service; And, whereas, the said  district is entering upon a period of  greater commercial, mining and lumber activity, that the present mail  service is wholly inadequate to the  demands. Therefor lie it resolved by  this meeting that its chairman and  secretary write the Nelson Board of  Trade, the Poplin* Trades Committee,  the Trout Lake Trades Committee and  Hon. XX7. A. Galliher, M.P.. urging  the needs of a daily postal service  throughout the Lardeau."  The meeting also passed a resolution  addressed to Hon. XV. A. Galliher, M.  P., asking him to use his influence*  with the Dominion authorities to have  the dredge on the Arrew Lakes  employed in cleaning out the channel  from the present deep water landing  to Beaton. In this connection a largely signed petition has been circulated  between Camborne antl Beaton for the  past week on   the same lines which  hockey team to visit Trout Lake as  agreed to last Saturday. But this is  one of the irritating things that leave  so bad an impression. What excuse  do the sportsmen have to offer ? At  Ciini borne and this place not a few  were put to considerable expense iu  connection with the non-arrival of the  ltevelstoke players.. ."When it hits the,  poqkelbook, annoyance is a mere  bagatelle.  War Notes.  " One reason why it i.s difficult to  reconcile ollicial Russian and Japanese  dispatches is the strange confusion of  tenses. The Russians seciii to deal  only in Ihe future; the Japanese only  in the past.tense. Itis lho policy of  the Russians to tell what they are  going to do and then not do it. It is  the policy of the Japanese to tell only  what they have done after it is fully  completed.���������.Minneapolis Tribune."  "The whole civilized world was  electrified by cablegrams that raced  round and round the world announcing  a great Russian naval victory at Port  Arthur.,  The Russians shouted for joyski and  there was a great howliski.  Alas, the cables humbly report that  the Russian triumph consisted in  sinking a number of Japanese barges,  loaded with stone, just aliout where  the Japs wanted them sunk at the  mouth of Port Arthur's harbor.  It wa.s also said that the Russian  battleship Retvizan, just repaired, had  covered herself with a thick armor  plate of glory by sinking half a dozen  Japanese war boats by well-directed  lire.  Now wo are told that she plunked  big shells into the Japs' stone barges,  not understanding that sho was holp-  ingtheenemy iu his little scheme to  bottle up Port Arthur.  Let the public sit down in abiding  patience, just as the newspapers are  doing and await the unfolding of this  mj-bterj-.  Tliere has evidently been a great  tnixup of coblestones and glory."���������  Tacoma Times.  In response to  a request from  the  m  bevelstoke Licence District  Xotice is lic-rel.y given Ihat, John Knnest, of  Camborne, has made application, tinder tlte provisions of tho ���������\l.i<|uiir Licence Act, 1000.*' fora  transfer of his licence for tire Criterion Hotel at  Camborne, to Powers ,v .McKian, of Caiuborne,  anil rhat a nieet-.nc or' rhe Hoard of Licence Commissioners will ite held to consider sttelt application at the Provincial Police orh'ci*. ltvvelstoke,  on Tuesday, the l.-.th day of March, l'.tm, at Uie  hour of -2 p.m. in tire afternoon.  lt. a. ri't'Kii,  Cliief Licence Inspector.  Provincial Police Ollice.  ltevelstoke, 11. (J., iltirch 1st, imt.  nEVJSLSTOKK   ASSKS3MKXT DIST1UCT  WEST KOOTENAY.  Take notice tluit I shall hold a Court of Revision arrd Appeal, under llic Assessment Act,  19-3. for tire itcvelstokcAssessmerU Distriet. orr  Monday the Fourteenth dny of .March, 1901, at  Ilie dour of eleven o'clock Irr tire forenoon, ut  rhe Court House, ltevelstoke.  Dated at Kevelstoke, this loth day of February, 1804.  CHAS. M. FIELD,  Juditc of tho Court of Revision and Appeal  Hovelstoke   Assessment Dislrict  ol    West  Kooteuay.  will also go forward to Mr.  Galliher, | vol.th   American   Review   regarding  -together with the resolution. At the"  present time travellers and the commercial interests are put to great  inconvenience, by -the reason of the  additional tluee-quarters of a mile  necessaiy to make connections with  tlie boats at the present deep water  . landing, particularly at this time of  ' the year. This could easily be obviated  if the channel were dredged out.  ��������� Previous to the last general elections,,  when Jlr. Gallihei- was so anxiously  seeking the votes of the electorate, he  made a definite promise both verbal  and in writing, that so soon ns the  dredge was in commission that the  channel should be cleaned out. The  citizens here generally are at a loss to  understand his seeming neglect... Perhaps the resolution and petition may  wake him np sufficiently now that  another election is not so many  moons off. to act in the matter.  A remarkable feature  of the meeting referred to and which the Herald  correspondent   is  in   duty   bound  to  poiut out, was the undisguised fueling  manifested   during the framing  and  passing of the resolutions to exempt  the Revelstoke Board of Trade from  being' under  any obligations to this  "^oWinTTnityThTfflvallSih^  And, on the other hand,   the  unanimous   approval   of   the    citizens    in  memorializing   the Nelson   Board  of  Trade to use IU influence in securing  the needed improvemeiitH.    This' sentiment prevades  to   a   more  or   less  eltent ^through   the   whole   of    the  (listrict, and is by no means exclusively hold by the citizens of the 'Gateway  of the Lapdpxu.'    The feeling is not so  much that as a body- the Revelstoke  Board of Trade is incapable of helping  us,   but  that   the   business interests  individually   appear    to    slight    the  (listrict.   Even Revelstoke men who  fiomi? among us cannot fail, to-make  pot*  of  this  sentiment.   Revelstoke  draws a splen4i*4 trs.de from the towns  of   the   Lardeau,   hub  pof   by    any  means   what it   could   bo.   Tills  ap  parent .Indifference   should    not   be  allowed to continue.   The Revelstoke  Board of Trade must wuko up.   Is it  going to allow Nelson  to capture the  bulk of the trade which  is rightfully  Us,own ?   As a suggestion the  correspondent would urge a more friendly  fettling to (this auction,  even  to   the  tt%ilanfc of joyganiifing .an excursion or  ���������the busitfGHHWGii to  tlj.e  Lowii* of tho  Lardeau, whero the visitors could poul4  not fail to seo the opportunity for extending their trade, which lies within  their grasp.  Possibly it is   a   small   tnattor   to  his attitude in the present war Count  Leo Tolstoi has sent the following  message :  . Moaccnv, Feb. 23.���������I am neither' for  Russia nor Japan, but for the laboring  people of both countries, deceived by  tlieir governments 'and obliged to  .light against their welfare, conscience  and religion.  XOTICE.  Notice is herehy piven that sixty dnys after date  I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works - for permission to purchase  rhe follou-inrr descrilied larrds situated on tlte  North side of Upper Arrow Lake near tire mouth  of Columbia Itiver in West Kootenay District  commencing at a post plarrted orr ttte nottit side of  tipper Ai row Lake and oir the Kast houndary of  Lot tltjl, Clroup One, ami mnrked T. Kilpatrick's  south west cornei poet; thence north 20 drains;  theuce east (JO, eliains: thence south -20 chains;  tlicucc west CO chaius to the poirrt of commencement, containing; lritlacres more or less.  Dated this Slid day of February, 1004.  T. KILPATRICK.  MEN !!!    GIVE THE  Vacuum Developer  A trial arid lie convinced that it will give results  sure arrd lasting. Cures weakness " aud undeveloped organs, stricture and varicocele. Send  stamp for book sent sealed In plain envelope.  TIIK   STKKNVA HEALTH A PUT ANCE CO.  718 Cordova Street, West, Vancouver, B.C.  Four" and a half per   cent   on  First Mortgage Loan.  If you have money out at two to  four per' cent, write to the undersigned who can place your money so  it will net you fcur and one half per  cent oh first-class city property where  the insurance on the property'will  cover the full amount of loan.  Tlie people of the South are making  more money than the people of any  "section of the union. Fruit growing  and truck farming pay large profits  because the farmer gets his products  into market six weeks earlier than the  farmer of any other section'. Rice  growing, sugar cane growing and the  making of sugar, cotton growing  bring to the farmers large returns  and these crops are sure. No droughts  to cause n. failure. Where people are  making money is the plaeu to loan for  sure and safe return of principal and  interest.  I   give   as   reference   Hon. "Walter  -Glar*k,vOh!ef=Justice-of=Suprcirre-G'ourt>  for North Carolina, Raleigh, N. U:  Mr. Joseplms Daniels, Editor Daily-  News and Observer, the leading dail'v  in North Carolina, Raleigh; Mr. John  H. Sharp, Treasurer Seaboard Ait-  Line Railway, Portsmouth, Va., and  Mr. li. H. Clement, Kditor Daily  Transcript, Boston, Mass. If you  want nny information- about the  South, its lands, water powers, best  place to spend winter, etc., as well as  loaning money, write me and I will  gladly reply. Address John T.  ���������ick, Pinel  A man to represent "Canada's  Greatest Nurseries." in the town of  Kevelstoke and surrounding country,  and take orders for  OUR HARDY SPECIALTIES  In Fruit Trees, Small Fruits, Ornamentals. Shrubs. Roses, Vines,  Seed Potatoes," etc.  Stock true to mime, and" free from San  Jose Scale. A permanent position for  the Tight man. Liberal terms, outfit  free, pay weekly.  STONE   &    WELLINGTON1,  Fonthill Nurseries,  (Over SOO acres)  TORONTO,        .        .        ONTARIO.  BALED HAY FOR SALE  Baled Hay for sale in carload lots,  good quality. Apply Box 700, Calgary.  Alberta.  ������SX!*������S*������*siXj*<.X^.s^^  OPENING  SALE  :OF:���������  Patri  jiiiuir, n. c.  ���������Wieutipn tjie failure of tho Revelstoke disease  Consumption.  The. fresh air treatment for consumption has long been fhe only '��������� offered  remedy. Patients were kept in the  open air night, and day. Sleeping, with  the window up regardless of draft was  found to be beneficial.  . A new process is being tried now  and medical men claim considerable  successyfrom it so far. It is to bury  tbepif-tfent; The earth is supposed to  contain healing properties particularly  suited to this dlsertso and instead of  sleeping in a bed the consumptive is  put in ah ordinary grave and the earth  filled in completely covering him. In  tho niorning he isdugup and partakes  of his breakfast. ��������� Raw eggs and milk  iu abundance form a staple dint, each  patient being compelled to take at  least 1 dozen eggs and 3 quarts of milk  daily.  This cerlainlx is a novel treatment  arid. (,<) t)|i> nervous might appear  sr>m,i!wh'),t i'apiig|������a.nt. Qf ppurse the  end justifies the means but tho sensation of being covered up is certainly a  little startling.  Tho United States loose 100.000  people   annually   through   this dread  At the Stock Yards  CALGARY  March 23-24-25  Persons haying horses to enter or  botik will pIe;i!>T* do so before the 12th  March.  Full particulars on application to  THE ALBERTA STOCK YARDS  Limited. Calgary,  P.O. Box, S4G.   Room 23, Herald Block  WOOD  \ FOR SALE  X RIRCH -SS.OO  T FUR    ��������� S4.SO  V HEMLOCK���������S4-.SO  6 CEDAR���������$3.50  A Apply to  I    A. Cowie  T CITY RESTAURANT  T First  Street.  *���������**������<���������������*���������������������������������  HERALD  JOURNAL  e  ���������  a  m  m  The Revelstoke Herald and Railwaymen's  Journal Is the oldest established newspaper  under one management in the Interior. It numbers among its subscribers residents of all parts  of the Province and tihe Western States. It  is the most valuable advertising* medium in  North Kootenay, being read by everybody.  THE HERALD'S news of the mines, logging  and lumber industries is reliable and up-to-date.  Its special correspondents are in touch with  Dominion and Provincial authorities and give  exclusive news in advance of important political events.  ��������� **- . .  THE HERALD deals with local matters in an  impartial manner and for the past seven years  has been an important factor in building up the  City of Revelstoke.  THE "HERALD is, the Working Man's paper.  It speaks fearlessly fpr the right no matter  whose interests are affected.        '    .���������    ,  THE HERALD will give, during the next  session of the Provincial Legislature, a crisp0  and unbiassed account of all the proceedings  and generally inform its readers regardin-S  what will be the most important deliberations  of that body since its inception.  Job  art ment  OUR JOB DEPARTMENT has every facility  for turning out First-Class Work at right  prices and our customers all return. Try Us  and you will know the reason why.  :   s  e  ��������� -  ��������� *  a  e  c  ���������*  o  e  ���������*  Vi'iji  'JiAjf.  'AA  'W(  a  a  'a  a  a  a  a  stoke Herald  and  nV Journal  PER   ANNUM   IN  ADVANCE  $2.00 -r>
-J "The Crime of Hallow-E'en," "The Flirta  ons
.-leauty," "Willful Gaynell." "Little Leafy
" Only a Mechanic's Daughter," etc.
������*�������������������������� ���������������������������������������.������������������������*
uavo b:*en  ro.-lutvme.il  by L..v."
"1 am certainly  ;it   ;i    lot-n  to    understand   you.   Whal   do   ynu .iiionrri"'
"I am dtalirr*; in [.l.-ii'.i   nets; first,   I
followed- your instructions by    offor-
j   ing my**{    to  the haughty heiress of
I   Lorrimer U:i!l, only to Iio ro u.sed for
my iKiirm.      1 had nevor met any woman  tlioti  whom   1  thought    I could
love for herself.".
Mrs. Hampton's cold, gilt toring eyes
never once lol't hor- son's white face
as bo ooutinuod i i
"1 cursed  the fate tbat swept that
grand estate from my grasp;   wealth
was my idol; suddenly my heart awoke
���.,   ,.    ���...���..w    to  tho  subtle    influence  of  a      worn. Ire raised his eye-,    mran'a lace��� do not start, mother, it
���r id,  hnrshly,    fixing \  ia true���yot you kopt us asunder, yes,
st  all   iny    cuiii;Lrijx
*i>c.lt. "Ha! did imt
���otituid, tall a scor.. t
chud bus grand sue- r
not   stop   to     rc-mon
:iud  been nn    horrent
as he th night of t he
oi  King Hiohard   III.
few potty deeds," he
i s itiy   daring  deeds  of
ii.i {pined the crown?
��� i    willing tool,      but
'illness aro over;      liis
i 1 make him a danger-
��� ract"d      by n    slight
1    have
j.'.t,*' he sa:
J.rbe-rt Urn-
if times ure :.
c* Vi V
Hampton   .
'���   tiat that ca
.   o-ie.     lie sn
daring bravv
"-What are -.
r-.'ed,  "to   tl-
JUchnrd befo
_ Vatal has br
- b'n days of i
knowledge w. ���
��us foe."
Suddenly    .*
;.*astl2 in the ���
-.Mother," 1
i Ji?3 keen, pent-
���on her, as if '
Jthoughta,     "t-
have been her*
"I have  jus
"What is the
- tirightly     bur;
��� -brand glare oi
not been up c.
��� She laid her "vend wistfully on her
-son's arm .; A)-.- shook off her light
touch Impatier'iy. >   ���
"Don't anno.i   m? with  your impor-
tunlngs,'"  h* t. id   ungraciously.
"There �����" ;.- lime, Heath," she
said, "wher. ������ -.-.juld listen to your
mother's    e. -i-s ! ���  depend    upon     it,
'ting eyes sharply up-
wou-M read her Very
lae   how   long      you
-���itered" she  repli.ed.
nning. Heath, of the
ig gas-light in the
!:iv.   Surely you have
nl^hit, have you, my
n-'thout it ������������
your rum  '
Be ans*. e
taunting In
'Tou  n*
���i'l rush headlong to
bar     with  a   bitter,
-   well   talk  of      the
horrors of hing  lg to the poor wretch
gallows  with  thn
k   Bah I  I am    as
I   can bo."
nwn fault, Heath ;
who stands
ro ��e aoout   1 i
o    r i u ne     l ���
it     is ill   \
*���A~t3*i i should hav
' Never thiow   \.o the past, mother;
b' it good can th.ii do?"
Tue roclcs af tlia past warn us of
U     future '
Its rafner lite in the day to cornice    m">ra'iz nf  now,  mother;  you
lid      ntivo     >i   cticed   what    you
ch year*. i<  i   I m in a   series   of
i pes   thr* r ys
r me c     '
o- a   n   -n r
i facsiir   tvi
*     it     is *-<-
h," sh      -i
i j��(''
SS    til       j'
hi   ri i     I
j*"ti.no  u ii
s has 'i    n i
f     1
i r
e i
���*���"��� mng
'i\ e
"i   lb 1
irp-"-*r   -e"  L   t
i j fiif      r
��"-    doin   iL
>-\e i\
*i     '  ���" '
ye l n"     .-
*      i.-  ���
-      1 It    -f
f\e     -    tn 1
6,      I     *-       (     I
h      t ock
e   re    I
-  she ii.c       I
I o % l
* lr<"  or nt.    '
\ OJ      (.
're    i eA \
���ma  1  if��� -i*
'.N��\��r     r
lr       ' X "a
xr  *o    d i  *���
joj-  ch  n e
s_ci       e  I
XV"  re
r- i
jcr      <
I   s,U    r
fane  vei"-
��� ou'd ri.*-..
eou <   bc fi
fc�� l.   noc   i
���   ���   h��� t      ���
I-   I-    frill  .Ler,-.   ...
one way you can
i   is mother and son
i      her.
i       of money again,
rth tha. stow, pnld
>r,   "we  will     not
(      let  it  droip.        I
i     whims, ana spent
i    Your   wayward-
���   use of my .deepest
i    I  vou like a gen-
r tised  his       hand.
i((thor,"  he    cried,
ust a   woman for
�����   i secret."
and livid     lines
i      ls mouth.
i     have  repaid-.me,"
i     bitter anger, fur-
"a  gambler-  and
n do not add rnur-
r    tho  true bill," he
ng a cigar  from
i i r  ly   lighting   it.
a i   bn  leads  to ii,"
I  ii v he stood upon
���3, hnve US'.
���n-lth  my  c
, ftleiiiin: .-���?;.
Xou mi;.-':,-.
���tuno    v.Yth
'. -you let '.:. i
*br.of:d; I:. ���
.htnc'j in ::
���"jj-jratir-i;  *...
���ttous'.y      ����� ���
^van  tatiagh,
err^p hrm
shunning t h
"What  does
me,   Heath   ,
right ���I ri<*
tory  you  v.-..
-��nd nowl*'
b  * >  me,   mother.      if
i   vered;  "and      1
(_    ���cry."
e    replied,  stern-
h   1  It in your pewit i   uive always   !��?:
Seo  the    terrihl"
-   your   sake.  If   I
 i       "
iped  to  his  feet,
���- r" ent after all thr-c
nl hnw     the     world
*��� i-*' h*;irtlos.sncss   nnd
1 nk,     I.   your   son.
ess \sk the r;iv(>n ��':���'
n   r\     ind h" will    t��-l!
f rrco.��try.*"
' i   p groi tipiI. "   "* 'r
��� .,,.-   ���-you,  for  ���-. L   'i
cliomcd.  tiunf   rn'
I   rcir-.-l yi'U   i fji-ir-
.    Uttle  it   .iva.l.s  yrm.:
ret! i(*v.'d   y-iir    for-
I. 'rrlrrr r   rn >tir-y,  ,..:i:
did   w.-i't' .1  your r irn"
��� r.st   of    ill.   .'('U  ran!"
���      cripp'i-,"  tlm  cr ii'd,
-.��� f.rreri   I: '.rid.  su  lr <!-
"I    b'lii've   it       hi
'.���'��� '-rir��p!'.- in  ih** lr>i:..(.-
.'.:; i   yi u   rny.tc; ion-l.
....  ,..,.-cr cf  thi n'irlii
��� ���/'��� ot men like a felnp.
-.h'.s mean ? An?u-cr
rj mn I I have tin
id  ui know thU  m.v��-
k'-t'p  from me,    hero
you; had you permitted mo to *ivoo
and win your late companion for my
wifo, I might have been a different
man to-day. I loved her passionately, madly, yet. you koirt us asunder,
poosoned iher against me; now she
has i'led froon me, and with her all
hopes o�� my ever loading a better
li"e."   . /        . ���     >   ���
IHe finished his sentence with a
hard, bitter, mocking laugh, that
grated harshly on his listener's car.
"Ah, this is tho reason, then, Miss
Itienzi fled from us so unceremoniously," she sard, slowly.
She,had been so vigilant lest Izetta should meet her son, yet they
had met; she wandered where and
whem. '���*-���'.
With a quick motion she advanced to where her son sat, placing her
hand on his dark hair as.sbe said:
"Heath, my boy, 1 would rather see
you dead than wedded to a beautr-
lul pauper. In me you see a shattered UYe, still I know lhe advantages of money; while you throw
yourself headlong at the shrine of a
pretty faoe; from this tune on I have
dono with you. It's but Dead Sea fruit,
after all," slie said, slowly, a spasm
af ipaln crossing her dark face.
Turning hastily, she loYt the room,
her heavy, black silk robes 'trailing
after her an the thick carpet.
.She little realized under what circumstances she would again look upon the desperate, reckless face of her
son. .
'Lato that  afternoon  she sent    for
Vatal.      It had beon years since the
dwiarf   had   received   such' a   /   summons. :i    Y :  ' ������ jY'-1'
.   "What  can  she   want  of  me?"   he
muttered, as he made his appearance
at the door.                        <
i   "Come iu, Vatal," she said.       ���'
Her voice had a "weary sound in it.
"The    dwarf   noticed    that   she  sat
���with her lace  pariially turned   froon
him.     She was not a  woman to Waste
time in unnecessary words.     , .' ���
"Sit  do,wn,   Vatal."         .   '   "'   I  '
On  this  occasion  she came to    the
subject   uppermost   in   her   mind    at
"Can you tell mc, Vatal, where and
when my son first met Miss fiienzi,
the young girl who so mysteriously
disappeared from  here  lately?"
"On the day she first came here,
madam."    '   ��� '.������'���'.
"Yoa are in the habit of driving my
son about considerably, are you notJ"
"I   was,   madam,   before   he      went
abroad; very Utile since  his return."
"Try to  remoirtbor  ii he ever    met
Hiss  Rienzi   before  she  came  here'."
"Not   to  my   knowledge;    th<?y   appeared   to ..moot   that  day as  per.ect
strangers.*' ��
"Da j-ou know if they have met
since? '
"No, madam; I   am s-ure they have
"Why  are  you  so  positive, Vatal?"
���For a   mouiuut  the dwarf was   silent.
'*! command you to anxwe-r me,
Vatal," she said, iasieidng hor fl.nsb-
ing eyes upon him. those eyes which
had buch a strange influence <jver
"I am sure ho has not met Miss
Rienzi s-iiice. fur he has movsd heaven
.i- i-f.>-
~l snay  hu:
Slons, whicj
���lose,"   res^o:.
fwill   be wi.Mj
mifairs. ��Mo.i.:v
twill  help ih��;
.The I.  hitery Planned.
.: icawjiks ior my ac-
. (ju not choose io dis-
,.l*<1 Hampton. "You
...��t to iuiurj'ere in rny
is lhe only thing thai
,-Jv-ice is a   cheap com-
"You shall rover have another cent
��ntil I diV the retorted, sternly,
��� J>er white, ihi 1, jeweled hands cla.si>-
:tie nervously i.'gciher. *'l have borne
patiently with you for years, arrd you
twould biggar oie in my old age, if
(Although th- mother knew too well
ibis many folii i, she loved this hand-
-��o<me, daring-, r��-.kless s<m as sho had
���never loved anything in ber solitary
���Jife. "What had she not undergone for
ftiii sake?
"Listen, Unothor," he cried; "I np-
^pcal to you for iho last time; ad-
,-yanoe zoic a thousand dollars, and I
Will never a.sk ior another cerrtl"
, Her fac<_* was rigid as the warble
fir'lora agai-r-t which she leaned.
I "No," ;;' ������ ��ciid, "not another cont
'*���--Anrlz  :ii ..   r.trt   ono  cent."        '
"So   lie.  it,"   h<i  answered,   gloomily;
"but I  ������v.-iri?. yr>u to always rfrnfanlioi',
jn'haU--. -r   li-^-jiens,    I   wa.s   not   i.hnr-
cughly     wii :..A;   thr.Te   wjis   a   (time,
^���11^   Y",l   ������--. J   ii go,   .when    I       miglit
"You nro per-'o-tly sure he has r.ot
suci'('��?'i"'i.  Vara!J '
"Per.oct ly .**ure, rurlam', r'ho flitted irr all that tcrribic .-toi-i.T. we
traced her fixuprrnt* xorrif riistarc",
only to loso I Iniiu e- fic-.ually in (ire
drl ts  beyond."
"Thero   i**   still   (ir'��ili(%f   qucstioci    T
would     <:��k,     V.-ii.., I.   Wh"    nr-'   11 "�����������!
��trancers who per.-.i.��ti'.*nt.y  haunt ������.ii.*
hotr.-i' ? '
i    "They   wish   to   s<-*<*   M:r. 'Ita.rn.pl ("m."
"What do  they  v.ir.t.'f"
"They nro creditor's, madam, pristine* for money."
"Poor If-arli," c\-e snid. rpiil" under her breath. 'T'di'l not dream it
.was  so   bad   as   th.-ii.*'
"They believe Mr. Elacnptoa is still
ahroad, and come to ask when he
will   Teturn."
"Yea. yes," sbe answered, abstractedly; "you mny go now, Vatal. Stay,"
���he called, as he w;n about to quit
the room. "You arc quite contented, nre you not, Va ta!?" ���
. Her fnee was turned away, - but
there won a thrill of wistfuln-css in
her voice.     '
The dwarf was amazed. This eold
womtin, who had not dttigncd even so
much as a glanco at him far years,
to ask hiin i'r he��� the miserable, despised dwarf���the tool of hnr enpririoirs
| son was contmited. lie. wondered if
he had heard aright. |
,   '"he deep silence annoyed  her.
"You are contented wilh your lot
in li!e. nn y*u not, Vaf.al? Never having had weal-lh, education, or luxury,
you do not. realize tier loss of tlurrn.
.You are satis'ied. are yon not?*'
"What ginid would it. do me if I
���were not?" he answered. "I was accursed from tho hour- of my birth,
and  abandoned "
"Por God's sake, spare iw\" she
cried; the-n aLirnost insLarrtly recovering hcrsolr*.
Tho dwarf gazed at: her with a
���frighlenr.'d exprt-ssion. He t.huTiglit hc.
bad annoyed Ikt liv sdying too much.
"Go now, Vatal."   i ,
|   Instantly  he  (ibeyod. '   ,'   '
One thought, troubled him. T.f sho
.mentioned this interview to her son,
he dared not think of tho conMequerr.-
, ties; he would go back and beg her
not to mention it; and, turning noiselessly, ha retraced his steps and entered.
He was about to sneak, when suddenly the sound of his name on her
lips chained his attention.
"Poor Vatal," sho said, with a
hard, dry sob. "His infirmity .should
have caused pity, not hatred; al!
should have  brcn his!''
��� Sho rocked herself to and fro.
" 'Twas all for Heath's sake,"    sho
muttered.     ... ���
Vatal could not explain the impulse which caused liim to secret(���
himself behind tho heavy, hanging
curtains, where ho could see arrd
hear   unobserved.      ; i
"Pool that I am, 'tis too late now
lo give rent to sorrow thus," she
cried, touching a taper to the fire,
and seourely fastening the doui.
��� "Heath shall have monoy, just (his
once," she muttered; and, drawing
irom her bosom a peculiar, lon.g,
thin key, sho parted tho hanging curtain of an alcove, disclosing a [heavy,
iron chest, which she hastily unlocked.
The Iron door creaked noisily back
on Its rusty hi-isres. From the safe sha
took two dark, mahogany boxes,
which she placed on the table, drawing up her rocker closo 'beside them,
and proceeded to examine their contents.
One was filled with papers��� most
of them dingy with age, at sight of
which for a moment she lay back so
white and still in her chair, Vatal
thought she must have fainted.
��� She aroused herself, orushing the
papers hastily back into7 the box; she
did not notice a small, well- worn
package that slipped froon her grasp,
rolling noiselessly to Vatal's very feet,
i Had she turned her head ever so
slightly, she must have observed it;
if ehe put forth her hand to recover
it, detection must have surely followed.
The dwarf knew this, and in an instant he stooped down and possessed
himself of the package, which he hastily thrust into his pocket.
The contents ot the other box absorbed Mrs.  Hampton's attention.
The dwarf fairly held his breath
as the glimmering light fell upon its
contents, heaped to the brim with
bright! shining gold.
The very sight made the fire leap
through Vatal's veins.     ���
She carefully counted out one thousand dollars in coins, piling -them 'upon the table, replaced tho boxes in
the safe and the key about her neck,
tied the coins in her kerchief, and
after placing them securely under her
pillow, tossed herself upon the. couch
to rest.
��� The eyelids slowly closed over the
tired eyes, and her regular breathing showed Vatal  that she slept.
A Cruel  Son.
A wild desire had seized the dwarf,
at  the sight  of  the gold,   to possess
it. i���.'..'.. ?,:��� ,
| ^Vhat bould he not do if it were
only hisl
1 Vatal Eiad never been totally depraved  at  heart.
(There had been moments when
many a generous impulse to do a
good deed had stirred in the dwarf's
heart; but the world had shunned
and derided him, and the good impulses were wholly crushed out by
cruel insults.
The great temptation was more
than he could withstand.
��� To possess himself of tbe gojd beneath the pillow was but the work
of an instant; but the key to the
chest, how could he obtain that, the
key  which  held   the  treasure?
"I must have uie <--uld in yonder
chest; let the con-sequences he what
they may." he mntrered.
iAs lie stooped over the prostrate
form, the door swung softly back on
its hi iges.
Vatal had hardly !i-n�� to draw back
into the sha do1.'- of the curtuitts ere
Hiiith H-unpinn. wi'h white fn<*e and
gleaming- eyes, softly and stca'.rhily
as a .. panther,   clidi-d   iito  the   rr.om.
"He carried a shaded ni-'ht- I.irr.p <*n
his h:n.'. whi~h he placed noiselessly
on   the  tr.ble.
"Hy fair m^ar.i ot foul "��� be mnt'.e--
ed. sf;;'ring hi.- lips firmiy togert^r, "I
must, have mor.cy."
He gri-tp-'d hi- 'way carefully about
the room until his hand came in contact, with the iron ante; again the
curtrsin- wre looped hack, and the
midT.i ht intruder p-ocreded to careful 'y ciiminP (he l-"*k.
H���'���  ''ri".v  a    bunch  of skelc'On-k'-vs
troin   hiA jinrk-.j,   iw:t-: ting   tbem  "ne
by   ���ni* in
"The morv'-y  vril'   not   be mri?e<!  for
j a   d-iy   or   two."   he   muttered.
i      -Tie drew the last key f-om th" I'^-k-.
I (he desperate fio.vn on his face d'ep-
I rr.ed���iisoi.-s !
j      Then cn.-rm'-nccl a   (h'.roirgh sp.--.-eh
; throuith      th"      rrio.-n;      buren ms '-,���;��
| rife-d   and   hoses     over-turned,    vri'iron*   "ii'-c-"*.-}.
Mrs. Hampton m"*-ed uneasily fn
her slumbers at ll.-rt moment: (he
cord about her n>rek all ranted his attention. Without an insfiint's de-
liberaM'-.n he severed i; in twain nnd
held the coveted key at last in his
���Again the door of the saf�� swung
back on its rusty hinges witb a lond
Heath Hampton stooped, listening
Tbe slrcper stirred uneasily, and the
dwarf from his hiding-place dr'stir-ci-
ly heard her murmur:
"No one must know the contents
of the safe, for Heath's sake; the secret  must  die   with   me I"
Carefully the son abstracted the
two boxes, quickly and noiselessly  forcing open   the   lids.
"Ahl the papers," he. murmured,
"they must be secured as well ns the
gold. "Women must not guard so
vital a secret; once destroyed Ihey
will toll no tales."
IHe made a hurried examination of
the re/trmining contents of the safe,
and, evidoritly satisfied, he. hurriedly
locked it. replacing the key about
the sleeper's neck, and, securing the.
two boxes, he stole softly from tho
apartment, followed by tho revengeful   dwarf.
"When quite opposite? the library,
Vatal spokn.
"fs that you, Mr. Hampton?" he
(With n hitter oath, which nearly
caused him to drop lhe two boxen he,
carried, Heath Hampton turned upon
"Whnt   nre   yorr   doing   up  nt   IbN '
hour     of     tho   ;ri��hlt''   hn   demanded
"I have been waif ing to ee- you all
the evening.      1   have  important���"'
~rou miserable cur!" cried Hampton, with an impotent yell of -rape;
"you have been watching me, have
j-ou, dogging my fr otsteps, eh? I'll
have a short settlement with you
here and now,"
"Y"ou are mistaken." said tbe dwarf,
coolly, his oyes glea-nii-i-g a dusky
fire; "I have news ot Miss Rienzi,
���which 1 learned to-ni^ht, but it takes
money to  buy  it."
IPor a moment Hampton glared at
him as if in doubt what course lo
"Well, In that case ifs a little different. What makes you think I
can pay for your cursed secret, when
you know how I am fixed financially?"
"You might raise, thc money for
that, if It's worth anything to you,"
answered Vatal. dojtgedly.
"How knuch do you want? - Five
dollars?"      i
The blood boiled In Vatal's reins ns
he thought of the box so heavily
laden with gold which ha knew was
secreted under the cloak Hampton
"Not a cent Imss than one hundred
dollars," replied the dwarf, determinedly.
"Well, for once I'll humor you.
What do you know about Miss Rlenzis
whereabouts V
Still Vatal hesitated.
"Oh, I see; it's cash in advance, eh t
See that the Information Is worth it.
or It will be tho worse for you," As
he spoke he placed the sum grudging,
ly In Vatal's hand.
"I fcavs traced her to a hiding,
place, not ten miles distant."
"Can lt be possible?" cried Hampton,
"Tea," replied Vatal; "and the
strangest part of the affair ���she is
ait Ulvesford Manor!"
"What I" shrieked the Irate Hampton, "do you mean to tell me that
she, too, is beneath that roof? How do
you know?"*
"I saw her face at the window
twice." ,  ,     . '   i
���'Whenr'     ���    ' ' ' ���'��� ���'���������-!* I  i.
"Once lost week, and again to-day."
"Tou rascally cur, how does it happen you did not coma to me directly
with the Information, then ? Why, do
you know, I have halfl, a mind to
���thrash you within an Inch of your
The 'dwarf set his lips tightly to-
gpit.her as ho replied:
"I wus not quite sure until to-day
that it wan she."
"Humph I" ejaculated n.imptoi,
slightly mollified, as he turned on his
heel and strode toward his apartment
An hour later, with a heavy,
dark cloak thrown about his should
ers, more to conceal tho boxes he carried than from actual need. Heath
Hampton quietly quitted tho bouse.
"I must never lose sight of him and
thnt girl," muttered Vatal, stealthily
following his footsteps.
It was evident that Hampton was
alt a loss a3 to which road he had
better take.
'A sudden thought seemed to occur
to him; he would go down the river u
Ehort distance toward Ulvesford Manor. �� ���
(A bold scheme occurred to him ���
why not abduct the girl ? Ho had
plenty of money to see himself
"I will do it," he cried, "na! my
bird, flap your pretty wings as much
as you'like; Irwi'4 hover about liken
hawk and swoop down upon you when
you least expect."
Several Skiffs lay fastened to their
moorings; he tossed his burden into
one of them, took ui> tho oars and
floated silently down with the tide,
A few m'm*nLs later a second boat
pushed out quietly into Ihe stream,
keeping close to the bank, silenlly following in tho wa'ke of the first.
The night was dark and claudy; the
two boats ���out alone in the darkness
and the niche ���were within a few
feet of each other.
Suddenly Hampton's skiff lay motionless on the wave.
There was a low, gurgling sound,
as of a heavy weight dropped down
initio the silent wiatpr, followed, by a
momentary ripple; (hen rhe dark waters thnt had had full many a secret,
which thev never yet divulged, intrusted to their keeping, flowed on.
The dwarf marked the spot well.
Hampton's skiff glided rapidly on-
���ward to its fatal mission, followed
cIos��lv in th" rear by the one occupied
by   Vatal,   the   dwarf.
The !Llnk-( of Fa.to.
For an instant lhe room) seemed to
^vhirl   around  Izetta.
"Alderic I   Alderic!"   she   cried,    hut
the words died away on her lips, making  no sound. ^
voice. so like,  wis not  .Alderic.
Yet th�� grciit re.-ernb!nice for an
instant bad elcet: ified he--. She wns
t.'ic.e to fare wi It t.lin original of thn
portrriif, yet  tl.i-   *.v,i��  not  /Il'-rie.
For nn ins'-.n? I'linonr I Jves'ord
gazed down into (!-o.e d-ck, 'ei rifled
ey<*!>*, with u puz/1.' i. Uwughlful expression.
He culd no', tivt iiA-r that they
had ever m-' h-'i ������; -..*" .ju-l. .such a
pair  of  dar'!:,  h'.ulful. eyts* aa       th'.'so
seemed ever luinnt-'ni? h!m.;
Then he remembered he mriwtt not
be wanting in c^urtwfy toward this
helpless  aliuugvr.
He held out his band to her.       '   ���
"Mrs. Tl'iss, i  believe." he said.
Ho wondered why the little, rold
hand dropped so suddenly from hi.s
own, and the blood swept, over thoso
pnle cheeks, and rece led again, leaving them whiter than the petals of a
whit�� rose.
"I am sorry to bave kept -you,waiting, Mrs. R/jss; I was unexpectedly
summoned out into the grounds; I
trust you will pardon my thdny," he.
said, in his clear, mimical, voice.
He drew np a c.h:iir toward the fire,
sitting opposite ber.
Ize/tta thought she, must surely din
then and there, Vis she. watched that
handsome face, over which the firelight flickered; every gesture reminded hnr so forcibly ot Alderic, hor
fni thi ens husband.
She wondered if the month quite.
concealed by the drooprrg mniiii h',
wa.s firm and haughty like AMci.ii.'.*.
Usui this stranger had dark, vvav'ng
hair liko him, fzutta would have fled;
the sight would have been more than
she could benr.
"Ob, cruel, relentless tale," she
cried, "why hnvo y-ur brought mn face
to faco with ono so like Alderic, whom
I thought like none olher I"
(To  be Continuw-)
Lifolmoy Roap���diBinfootnnt���is ntrongly
rci-orrmrodded by tho medical profession as
i nafugditrd (irjiiirrst iuf -lot.ioun diBoaacs.       3J
An old Scotchwoman when advised ly
her minister to take snuff to keep lieisei.
awake during the sermon, replied: "Why
dinnn ye put tho smiiT in the sermon,
A well known landscape painter was
busy "dashing in" thc colors of a san-iet
in the country. The tints wero hurriedly
conveyed from tube to palette, and from
palette to canvas, for ihe artist was
anxious to eutch the cll'eet. A rustic
standing by observed the oponition for
a little while, and then remarked:--"Ali.
you be a-pninting two pictures at once.
That's clever." lie paused a moment,
and blurted out: "I like that picture
heat���the one you've got your thumb
According to thc "Scottish American,"
the following was overheard in a London
railway refreshment room: An Aberdeen
man, noting a woman eating nn ice,
said to the waiter: "Hi, man, gi'e rue
J'in ��' thae." Being supplied, ho took a
spoonful, and made a wry faoe. "I'm
dootin' it's a bit frost-bitten, mister,"
said he. "Oh, no, sir," remarked the.
waiter. "It's an ice." "Gosh I Do they
cal ice in London?" asked tho wondering Aberdonian. "Stan, we slide an*
skate on't In Aberdeenl"
The quickness and felicity of Hon
William M. Evarts in the line of repartee is pleasantly illustrated anew by
President Timothy Dwight in the following story from "Memories of Yale Lifo
and Men:" On one occasion, writes President Dwight, at one of our Yale commencement dinners, I had the duty, a?
the presiding officer, of introducing'tht
speakers. In performing this duty with
reference to Mr. Evarts, I said, In allusion to the well-known length of his sentences ���- in public address: "Mr. Evarts
will now give us a single sentence." He
rose and instantly replied: "It will he a
life sentence."
An instructor at Cornell University
who was one of Dr. Goldwin Smith's pupils when the latter waa a professor
tliere, says: "Dr. Smith waa describing
to us one morning the .difiiculty of making young men understand things quite
unfamiliar to theni. Ho said there was
once a blind youth to whom he tried foi
a long time to explain the nature ol
light. He made,this subject of light af
clear as he could; it seemed to him that
he had explained it perfectly, bul at thr-
end the young blind man said: 'Then 1
am to understand, sir, am I not, that
light is composed of very much the same
material as sugar?'"
It ii told of a United States ambassa
dor, freshly arrived at St. Petersburg���
Iris wife reluctantly left in America because of an expected addition to tlu
family���that when asked in public audience, "And how are things at home?"
(the Czar meaning, of course, affairs ot
state), he replied: 'Oh, 1 have just received a telegram that it is n'girl." When
the other ambassadors giggled he looked
foolish, and believing that his mistake
consisted in not asking in return afte:
the health of the Czarina, who at the
moment was also the more beloved be
cause a child was expected, ran after hi.-
Maje3ty, and, throwing a hand fcmiliarly
upon his shoulder, asked, "And youi
wife���is it a girl or a boy?"
AVheji Bill Nye one day happened on
the modest sign of the late Major Pond,
the lecturer manager, in a window ot
the Everett House, in New York, he said
to a friend who accompanied, him:
"Here's the man that incites the lecturers; let's go in and see if we can't induce
him to lead a bettor life." Entering,
Nye removed his hat nnd ran his hand
over the hairless expanse of his head,
and, after staring about for a moment,
said: "This is- Major Pond, I believe."
"Yes, sir. What can T do Iot yorr?" answered the major. "I want to get a joh
on the platform." returned Xye. "Ah���
ves," said thc major, slowly. "Have you
had experience?" "Well, I've been be
fore the public for a couple of year
"Yes. May I ask in what capacity?"
"I've been with Barnum. Sat concealed
in the bottom of a /-"biiiet and exhibited
my head as the laijjest ostrich egg in
Justin McCarthy says that Thackeray
often created quite ononeous impression.-,
of himself by indulging in irony in tliu
presence of people who were incapable
of understanding il. One curious instance which he gives is this: "Thackeray had been dining at the 'Gnrriuk,' and
was talking in tlie smoking-room aftei
dinner with various club acquaintances
One of them happening to have left his
cigar-case art home, Thackeray, though
disliking the man, who was a notorious
tuft-hunter, .good-niituredly offered him
one of his cigars. The mail accepted Hie
cigar, but, not llndmg it to his liking.
ITad ifi^trlTt^
say, Thackeray, you won't mind rny siy-
in" I don't thirik much of this cigar.'
Thackeray, no doubt irritated at lly
m.in'ii ungracious-mi'-*, and hearing in
mind his tuft-hunting predilection-
quietly responded, 'You ought to, my go i!
tellow, for it was given me by n lon! '
Iiir-tc'd, however, of detecting the irony
the" dolt immediately aUiihufed the renin ik to snobbis'iines* on Tliiiekerny'-
p.irt. and to the end of liis days Weill
ahout declaring 'that Thackeray h:"'
boasted that he had heen given a cig.i.
hy a lord!'"
iliidyiird Kipling once visited lhe hrl"
Cecil WioiIph Yrl f.ekkerwijti, one of 1th
fruit farms nt Pnarl, South Africa." One
morning Ilhodc. went round his farm before breakfast, leaving his guest, whe
wan not ao energetic, behind. Time went
on, and Rhodes did not appear. Hunger
soon roused Kipling to action, and in ��
short while he was very busy on his own
.recount. As Rhodes returned he found
his trees bearing a new kind of fruit in
tire shape of jilrifnrds, inscribed in huge
Mack letter* w!i'i "Rimine!" "Wo are
��tim ii'g!" "l-'eed ns!" etc. On renchin?
the fi'i.'il dear he was confronted with
the following, in still larger type: "For
the H'Miinti Race���I'rpiikfarft tones the
iniral. i'i'. igor-.iIes fire body, it has sus-
���I'-.irrr.eil '!.'>i;.��inids; il will sustain you
.*���',��������� ih.-.i wm get it." Then in the house,
.iii ,:f,y .'vr.ilnfili! wall, lie came aeroti-
other mi - 'eriioi.i pliieardd, in more nnd
in.. ��� |i.iY-rsriL- appeal: "Why die when a
iit;!.. caMasf? prolongs life?" Larger
.en* i.rgcr grt-lv the type: "It is late, it
i.- s(ill later,'' lending" at .last into thi
little breakfast-room, where he found
Kipling reading his paper in peaceful innocence, but very hungry. It did noi
need much ingenuity to guess the author
of  these  broadsides.
The thousands of people who
write to me saying that
Tha Lung Tonic
cured them of chre*lc coughs
cannot all be mistaken.
Thero must be train In It
Try a bottle for that caagh of yours.
Prices 25c, BOc and 91.00
a. c wxlij * eo.
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Monkey  Discipline.
One of the monkey cages in the New
York "Zoo" contains a mother monkey
and her baby. Somo visitors one dnv
pave the mother a chocolate peppermint.
She tasted it, amacked her lips, winked
and put it all into her mouth���only to
remove it at onee, and smack and wink
much harder. After a second she repeated her experiment, and again hastily
removed the peppermint.
Once more she put the dainty in her
mouth, oii-t once more toqk it out.
Then, with watery eyes, she laid the candy carefully on the ledge of irer cage,
turned her back, walked over to tire
opposite side, seized the Tails with both
hands, and gazed out as if she had never
seen a. peppermint.
Meanwhile the haby, who had been
engaged with visitors in a corner, had returned to the front. Seeing1 the peppermint, be picked it up and tasted It. Tint
hist*mother's three experiments had left
only a nibble for him. That disposed of,
lie, too, walked to the opposite side,,
seized' the rails, and stood gazing out
with the same air of utter absorption as
his mother's.
As soon as the latter had cooled down
she canre back again, and looked for the
peppermint.    Xot   seeing it,  she   swept
A kind word to the cook never spoils
the dinner.
Great Britain and Ireland imporn'
1,500,000,000 eggs a year.
It Is estimated that there are 50,000,-
000 English spanows in Massachusetts.
"Something must he done with those
hoys of mine at college," exclaimed a
staid old citizen. "They're wilder
than' March hares and in hot water
all the time."
"Oh, well, they're young yet, and you
must make allowances."
"Make allowances, man? Thnt'e
what's keeping me . poor."���Detroit
Free Press.
The Boston Herald tells this story:
'Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Gilbert ot
Salem, who were married fifty years
ago, have been fortunate beyond most
people. Six children were born to
them. They also have ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and
every one of their descendants ls. still
alive and well. Not a break has occurred In the family from the day ot
the marriage, fifty years ago."
There was a country wedding ln Ford
county, Kan., the other day, which was
attended by 300 guests. "One larg��
beef," says the local paper, "had been
slaughtered and cooked, three bogs
had been roasted, seventy-dive pies and
fifty cakes had been baked, fifteen gallons of canned peas had been prepared,
ten gallons of pickles were set before
the happy throng, and thirty chickens
were cooked, and, besides, there were
bread, ham and vegetables In proportion. That layout was doubtless suf-
flsllent to provide all the ���.��� wedding
guests with 'a square meal." "
A unique violin has been made by a
Missouri man. The back is of cherry
from a table more'-thnn a century old,
which formerly belonged to the Howard-Payne college. In the center of
the back are Inserted twenty-one pieces
of wood from the Holy Land, one being from a grapevine that grew in the
garden of Gethsemane. Around the
maTgin are set in a row small pieces
of wood, diamond shaped, gathered
from ail over the civilized world. In
one end of the back is Inserted a horse-
$5,000 Reward ^Vr^erl
Limited, Toronto, to any-person whe.
can prove that this seap contain:
any form of adulteration whatsoever
or  contains any  injurious chemicals
Ask for rfhc Octagon Bar, eo
with one paw all along the ledge where
."he  hnd left it, but  in vnin.    Suddenly
she  ran   to   the  baby,  nnd  twisting his
head  to  face herself, put one  hand  on
each of his j- .rs. pulled his mouth wide
open, stuck her head in. and gave a big      . . .���..*.
sniff.    Then   she   turned   him  over an3 j Bhoe made ot castor W00(i' and ln tho
spanked him soundlv. other end  ls the Image of   a   rabbit
carved ln cherry. There are, In all,-
over 150 pieces .of wood, and the only
tools used In the manufacture of the
(instrument' were a pocketknlfe and a
half-Inch chisel.
The report that Siegfried Wagner
was to marry an opera singer proved,
like the story of Paderewskl's second
marriage, to he a canard, but a German musical paper supplies its place
with another Wagnerian anecdote. The
story goes that Siegfried took his first
composition, a polonaise, to his father,
and asked for an opinion. Wagner.
ao^ever, refused to look at It, saying
that only fools wrote polonaises. Siegfried pointed out thnt one of his fa->
ther's earliest compositions had been a
���piece of that kind. "A hoy twelve
-years old ought to mind his books," ,
said Richard. "Mozart began composing when he was six," replied Siegfried. "You are not Mozart." "No,
but I am the son of Richard Wagner."
'After that there was nothing for Wagner to do but look through the -polonaise. ,
The popular game of "best books"
has taken on a new lease of life in
England. Rival newspapers are selling the "Hundred Best Books" and
the "Hundred Best Novels," and the
selections are coming in for wide dis- j
cusslon. Labouchere*asked the read-'
ers of Truth to select the twenty best,
books ln the world. A consensus of
the replies published in a recent number reveals this selection, In the order
given: The Bible; Shakespeare; Homer. "Paradise T^ost;" "Vanity Fair;"
Dante; "The Pilgrim's Progress;" Gibbons' "Decline and Fall;" "Ivanhoe;"
"Robinson Crusoe;" Carlyle's "French
Revolution;" "The imitation of
Christ;" Bovwell's "Johnson;" "Pickwick;" Tennyson; '- "The Arabian
Nights;" Virgil; Moliero; "David Cop-
The Creed of a College Class,
President William De-Witt Hyde, o:
Bowdorn College. U.S.A., asked a class o'
CO students, most of them seniors, ft
wuite out their individual creeds, "li
these individual crceda," he writes, "I
asked each man to state as exactly <i<
possible both his belief and his unbelief ���
iind todeflne, as far as possible, trn-
sonse iu which he held the things i-
wliicii he believed and the sense in whic!
he r.ojected the thing-:i lie did not h
lieve." President Hyde then reduce,
these sixty creeds, to a composite erect"
As he puU it:
"Into KiU composite creed I put. every
thing which any student had uflirine'ii
except what some one of them had di
nied; aiming in this way l.o get a cln*-
creed to which each individual iiii'inh"-
would assent,. I distributed copies o
this composite creed to each meinhero
the class, and invited criticism amd
aniQiidirrent. We then ��i|ient two honr-
togefcher irr discussing Ilia ariicles of th.
creed one by one';'making such'modifications and concessions at each point a-*
were necessary to secure their unnrv
morrs acceptance hy the class. At the em
of Ure second hour the creed w-.us adoptee!
Here is the creed
1003���thus evolved:
-Unit, of the class
To Shakespeare.
"1 believe in one God, present in na
ture as law, in science sus truth, hi nn
<is beauty, iii history as justice, in so
eioty us sympathy, in conscience as duty
and supremely in Oli-rUt as our hjghoist
"I believe in the liihle as the expres
sion of God's will Ihrough man; h
prayer as the devotion of mail's will tt
God; nnd In the Church n�� the fellowship of tihose who try to do God's wil)
in the world
"I believe in worship'as the highest in
epimtioh to work; in sacrifice ns the
price we must pay to make right vflral
ia wrong; in'salvation as growtlh. out ol
eeMlshness Into service; in eternal life n..-
tlio survival of what loves and is lovable in each individual; amd in judgment
as the obvious fact tiliat the condition
of the gentle, .Who generous, the modest,
the pure, and the true ds always and
everywhere preferable to tihait of the
cruel, the sensual, the mean, the proud,
wad Hho false."
"Iio yoa know how I'd like to keep
Christmas, mammu?" "No, my boy."
''AVhy, I'd like to keep lt the yea*
"I think," irtncrked the poet, "that
a smile ls peculiarly appropriate to
such a cheerful festival as Christmas."
"I agree with you," said the local editor.   "Let'�� co out and smile."
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Eemovcs all hard, soft or calkiouseo
Tu-mps and blemishes from- horses,
blood spavin, curbs, splints, ring-
hone, sweeney, stifles, sprains, e��w
and swollen throat, coughs, etc. Saw
I'.soO by the use of one b.ojtle. Warranted' the r��ist wonierlul Bfemt'si
cure eve* kLown.
Professor BenJ ��� 'n Ide tVlieeler haa
-ecelved official notlacatlon of his elcc
tion as president of the University ot
California. '
That Queen W relmlna ordered all
the famous Waterloo battle pictures
���emoved from the apartments where
t'hc peace delegates are meeting ls
cited as an evidence uf ber tact.
Joe Juneau, four 'er of Juneau, Alaska, died very sv Menly at Dawson,
May 13, of .pneumonia. He made four
distinct fortunes on.; Alaskan mines
and spei t everything.!
Mark Tv 'n told the London Authors' club that he worked eight hours
on this pun: : "Since ' England and
America have been joined together in
Kipling may they never be severed
ln Twain." This, the Cleveland Plain
Dealer thinks, ;is a very poor testimonial for the eight-hour day.
Theodore, duke in'Bavaria, famouB
as the only royal oculist, has just gone
to.Munich, after completing his 1,000th
consultation and_ his 155th successful
operation, principally for cataract. The
duke is transferring his' Tegernsee
clinic to Munich, where he will; open
Tune 20th the largest private eye clinic
on the continent.
President McKinley has been giving
I Mr. Peixotto, the well-known artist, a
number of sittings for a portrait for
the Union League club of Chicago. The
new picture Is to be entirely different
from all the other portraits of t*he
president. It represents him during
the war seated at his desk and study-
ng a map of the campaign of our armjr
fgalnst the Spaniards. ���������/  >.//)  -*sW������^. *^*e^y������'*v^������  *- - -:<-������������������ ���������- ���������������������������-    P  MATT  ���������S..falo of a Oaravan  A NOVEL  r  l*-V^5V%.'^V%/iV ������^v*(V*fc������s>^v  Tnto the cavern, washed away lho  body from its place on the shingle,  and carried it away in the direction  of the Caldron. "In which case,"  ho rotlocted, "them coast- guard  chaps would find it some day among  the rocks or on the. shore, and think  it ha*d boon drownded in the way o������  nalur*."  Satisfied that everything else was  undisturbed lie reiin-d as hastily as  possible oealod up ihe entrance lo  the cavern and  ran  hasrily  homo.  The-morni:ig of the marriage came  ������������������ a fine sunny morning An open  dog-cart belonging to .Monk and  driven by ono of his servants, stood  at William Jones's door, and cose to  it a light country cart, borrowed by  William Jones himself from a neighboring farmer. Thc population, consisting of an aged coast- guardman,  two coast guardsmen's wives, and  half a dozen dejected children,  ���������crowded  in   front  ot   the  cottage.  The bridegroom, attired in .decent  Mack, with a flower In his buttonhole, stood waiting impatiently in  the garden. Despite the festive occasion,, he had a gloomy and hangdog appearance. Presently, there  .emerged from the door William Jones  aittired in a drowned seaman's suit  ���������several sizes too large for him, and  wearing a chimney- pot hat and a  white rosette. Leaning on his arm  was Matt, dressed in a dress of blue  silk, newly made for her, out of damaged materials supplied by Jones, by  one of the coast- guard women, a  light straw hat with blue ribbons to  match, and a light lace shawl. Behind this pair hobbled William  Jones's father, whose costume was  nautical like his son's, bur more  damaged, and who also sported a  chrmnoy-por   hat. and a  whito rosette.  The crowd gave a feeble, cheer.  Matt looked round and -smiled, bui  ' mingle*! jvith hur smile there was a  kind of vague anxiety and expectation.  It was arranged that Honk should  drive Mh'tt in the. dog-cart, while  William Jones anl his father followed In the commoner vehicle. Al Pen-  croes, where the ceremony was io be  performed, thoy were to meet with  one Mr. Penarvon, a  country    squire  mnerlted under a misconception ���������  first, because Colonel Monk was married and had issue; secondly, because  he did not die In India, but reached  tho shores of England, where he perished in the shipwreck of the vessel  'Trinidad' on Christmas day, 18G1."  Monk was livid. At this moment  Jones, who had been watching the  soeno from a distance, came ovor,  panting and perspiring in ill- concealed terror.  "Lor', Mr. Monk, what's tho matter? Look yo now, wo shall be late  for tho wedding."  As he spoke, Marshall, the detective,  clapped Uiin playfully on the  shoulder.  "How d'ye, do, "William Jones? I've  often heard of jou, and wisuetl to  know you. Pray stop whero you are.  I'll  talk to you prrstml ly."  "I don't know what" you mean,"  Monk now said, with tiortgt'd desperation, "with all lliis rigmarole, Mr.  Lightwooil, or whatever your name is.  It scums to me you are simply raving,  ilf I am not my cousin's heir, who is,  tell me tluu'"  "His daughter," snid the man quiet-  iy."  "Ho never married, and ho never-  had a  daughter."  "His daughter, an infant twelve or  fourteen months old, sailed to England witb him, was shipwr eked with  him, hui saved by a Special Providence, and has since been living in  this place under the name of Matt  Jones."  "Your intended bride, you know,"  added Marshall, with an insinuating  smile, "Hullo, where is the . young  lady?"  Monk looked round toward the dogcart and on every side, but Matt was  nowhere to bo seen.  "1 see her go into that theer cart,"  said William Jones.  "Call her," cried Monk. "I'll stay  no longer .here. Listen to me, you  two. .Whether you are telling me  truth or lies, that girl is going to  become my wife��������� I have her guardian's consent, and she herself, I may  tell you, tully appreciates the honor  I am doing her."  "Indeed!" said Mr. Lightwood,  smiling. "Unfortunately I, as Miss  Monk's legal adviser, must have, a say  in the matter. Doubtless this marriage would be a very pretiy arrangement lor keeping "the Into Colonel Montc's fort une and properly in  your pos^ -ssron, but I can not conscientiously approve of lhe young  lady's marriage to an assassin."    ���������  "An assassin,'��������� what��������� what do you  mean?" gasped Monk, staggering as if  from a blow.  "Tell  him,  Mr.  Marshall."  "All  rr'gbl., sir.      Well, you see, Mr.  CniA'PTiKI', SJVI.  Tho ''Mu rile red" Man.  Yes, iit was the artist himself.look-  ihg a li'ttla pale, and carrying one.  arm in a sling-, bu't, otherwise, to all  appearance   in  good   heal h.  Monk had strong nerves, but he  could not prevent h'mself from uttering a wild cry of horror and wonder. At the samit moment Matt  went to the young man's side, and  with  aa  air  of imie.srrribable      trust  ������������������,, ...    ,     ,      .  .      , --     1,1     u   ,'i detective grimlv.vrl  p'.t'vTully, "ym're  and kindred sp.r.t of Monk's who had    dl,.tecUve j}rin,ly,Vt\1l:iyfullY,''you're  accused ot making away with���������  murdering,  in tact��������� a   young  gentleman  promised   to   bi   "beit   man.*'  .'   Monk    took the reins, while    Matt  got in and seated herself- bes" le h'.m,  tho groom  geLting  up  behind; and a-  - way thoy went along the sand-choked road, followed by Jones and his  father.  The day was bright and merry, but  ���������Matt never thought of tho okl    proverb, . ."Merry   is. the   bride   that   tho  sun shinos on"; she was too busy examining the prospect on every side of  her.      All at once, as the bridal pro- !  cession  wound  round  the edge, of- lhe '  lonely lake, she-uttered a cry of    delight.       Thore,   standing  in  its      old  place by the lake side,  was the cara- .-  van. ���������    .    -      r       .. ��������� |  Monk      looked   pale-���������  there    was,  ���������something  ghostly  in   rhe ' re-appear-'  - nnce  even ' of   this .inanimate object.  He was a man of sirong nerve, how- I  ever, and ho speedily smiled at      his  own   fears. j  A3   they   approached   the.  spot   they  ���������saw Tim standing  near   the    vehicle  in   conversation    with     two     strange  gentlemen '���������  one  a     little, man    Tn  black  broadcloth,   the  other    a    tall, ;  broad-   shouldered   follow   weariug     a '  light overcoai and a wideawake    hat. !  Directly     tho  procession    approached,  this   group   separated,   and   ils   three  membors walked severally to the road  he  with  the  wideawake  hai  standing  right in tho centre of the road quietly  smoking a  ciga'r. ;  As  tho. dog- carl  carnc  up ho    held !  - up his hand.     Unabl.* io piore *d wi h- '  out  running him  down,  .Monk   pulled ���������  up angrily. j  "What' is it?      Why  do   you    block j  the road?" he. cried, fiercely. I  "Excuse me, governor," returned  the other, coolly. "Mr. Monk, of  Monkshurst, I   believe?"  "That's my name."  '.'.Sorry to trouble you on such a  day, but I should like a few words  .with you."  "I cannot stay��������� I am going to lie  married!"  ;"So I heard," said (hc man, lifting  his hat and bowing witli a grin to  Matt.      "Glad to sec you,   miss,   flow.  who came, ro Aberglyn n few weeks  ago in that little house on wheels; and  this nice friend of.yours" (here he  again slapped William. Jones on iiV  ���������shoulder) "is accused of being your  accomplice."  'VNo, no. I never done it! I'm innocent, r am!" cried William'Jones.  "Tell 'em, Mr. Monk, tell 'em ��������� I'd  nowt- to do with it."  "Silence, you Tool," said the other;  then he added, -turning on his accusers, "You are a couple of-madman, I  think! I know nothing of the  young man you speak ot! I  have, heard that he is missing, that is  all;-but thero is no evidence that any  harm has come to him, for his body  has not been found."  H-rre Marshall lurried with a wink  to William Jones and nudged him in  the ribs.  "Don't  you think,  now," he    asked,  "it might be worth whilo looking  for  it in that    little underground parlor  of yours, down alongside the sea?*'  William Jones uttered a   despairing  groani and fell on his knees.  "I'm ruined!" he cried. "0. Mr Monk,  it's your doing!      Lord help me! They  knows everything."  "Curse you, hold your longue!" said  Monk, wfth a look "of mad contempt  and hatred. "These men are only  playing upon your fears, but they  can  not frighten mo."  "No," remarked tho detective, lighting his cigar, which had gone out" "I  think we shall even manage that in  time."  ** As he spoke hi*, carelessly, and as if  inadvertently, drew out a pair of  steel handcuffs, which he. looked at  reflectively, threw up and caught  underhand in tha.air.  "You accuce me" of assassination?"  said Monk; trembling violently. "I  j warn you to beware, for f will not  ��������� suffer 3U(:h accusations without seck-  I ing redress. If you lrave any proof  t of the truth of your preposterous  1 chargo produce it."  Matt;,    looking  At      this    moment  do youdo?        But    the    fact Ts   Mr. :. bright, as sunshine,- leaped out of the  Monk.^mt^usintas^TOn^^^  good   enough  to  step  this   way '  Full  of some    unaccountable    fore  boding, Inspired partly by th  sirungor's suiive. yet dctermine'd manner, partly by the reapprar.ince of  the Caravan, Monk alighted, and followed tho other across the grass to  the close vicinity of the houso on  wheels. The Utile elderly man followed, and the man who had first  spoken went through the ceremony of  introduction.  "This is tMr. Monk, sir. Mr. Monk,  this gentleman Ls Mr. Lightwood, of  the. firm of Lightwood and Lightwood  solicitors, Chester." ,'  "And you��������� who (hn devil are you?"  demanded Monk, with his old savagery.  "My namo fs Marshall, Christian  name, John, though my friends call  me Jack," answered the other, with  airy Impudence. "John Marshall  governor, of the detective force."  Monk now went pale indeed;      But  recovering himself, he cried, "I know  - neither ot you.:    I  warned, you that I  was in haste.      What    do you want?  Out with it!"  The little man now look up (he conversation, speaking in a prim, business- like voice, .and! (irxriiiiii'riiilly i������������������ -  ferrlng to a largo note- biiok which  he carried.  "Mr. Monk, you are, f am informed,  the solo heir male of the Into Colonel  Monk, your cousin by the. father's  sido, who ia supposed to have died irr  the year 18(52."  "Yes, that's true. v'hal  ther.?"  "On the-.report of li s death, hia  namu being included in.-'an official  list of officers killed arrtl wounded in  notion, and it being understood thnt  he died without lawful issue, you laid  claim to the demrsrie of Mqnkahur.st,  in Chelsliire, and that of th*' same  name of Angle-sen. Your clit ������������������ was  rccogntzod, and in 18!!;") you took possession."  "Well. iHaVo you detained mo to  hear only what I  nlivndy krvw','"  "Pardon me, f have not finished. I  hnvn  now to Inform you    that      you  _.j'"Mi.  XhT'Td"S���������my-p-  Iss Monk, ihi'i  OTf;'���������said^MnTahaltr  amiable bridegroom  of yours denies being concerned in  harming Mr. Charles Mrinkiey. Is  he telling the truth?"  Matt's faci darkened and she look-  at Monk with eyes of cordial detestation.  "No," sho said, "he's lving.'  "Matt," cried Monk, f lu. cely, "take  care!"  "He's lying," she repealed, not  heeding him. "I see bim do it with  my own two eyes, and I see William  Jones, helping him and looking on;  they thought that no one. was nigh,  but I was. I was hiding behind  them sacks and barrels in the cave."  1 Monk now felt that the game was  almost up, for ho was beset, on every  side, aiid the very ground seemed  opening under his fedt. Ihe wretched  Jones, in a state bordering on frenzy,  remained ou his knees wailing over  his ruin. The two strangers. Light-  wood and Marshall, looked on as calm  but interested spectators. Matt, having delivered her home- thrust: of accusation, stood and gazed into Monk's  face  with  cool defiance.  'It ir, a plot !*' Monk cried, presently; "nn intcm-ms plot to ruin rne!  You have b-.ien tampering, I see, with  this-wild girl, whom you foolishly  suppose kin to in J bv blood. Arrest  me, if you please ���������T shall not take  the ..trouble, to resist, tor I am perfectly   inn'icenl   in  this mattt   ."  lie ridded, .while th'1.?. looked on at  one  anothei"  as  if somewhat   puzzled:  "Ah to the girl's relationship with  my dead cousin, the very ideis. is absurd. Where are thc proofs of her  birthright r"  "Mere," said n quiet voice.  Monk turned his eyes and started  Ivick in womb"-, while Wil liim .lone.*  sliriekml uud fell forward ou his face.  Si-an !ln0' Ijeforo. lhem in the sun-  whine was the re 1 i ,- or ik>. *eni-  bin nee (if,���������'.he murdered young man  ci  :i;e Caravan !  arid cwocftnoss, took his hand ��������� the  hand which was free ���������and put It io  her lips.  "Tho proof is here," he said, calmly, "here upon my person. I am not  quite dead, you see, Mr. Monk of  Monkshurst-., and I thought I should  like to bring it you myself. It consists, as you are aware, of Colonel  Monk's dying message, written on the  fly- leaf of his prayer- book, and of  the marriage certificate of his wife;  both tvhese having been placed upon  his child's person, concealed by the  unsuspecting and illiiorate .lones.nnd  found by me af*.or a lapse of many  years."  Monk did not speak; his tongue was  frozen. Ho stood aghast, opening  and shutting his clinched hands spasmodically, and shaking like a leaf.  Reassured to some extent by the.  sound of'the voice, unmistakably appertaining to a person of flesh and  blood, William Jones gradually uplifted his face and looked In ghastly  wonder at the speaker.  "You will bo anxious to ascertain,"  proceeded Brinkley, with his old'air  of lightness,', "by whal. accident, or  special Providence, I arose from the  grave in which you politely entombed me? The explanation is very simple  My young friend here, Matt, the  foundling, or, as I should rather, call  her, Miss Monk, of Monkshurst, came  ���������to my assistance, attended to my injuries,-which were not so - serious - as  you Imagine.-', arid enabled me, before ��������� daybrp-Jr. to gain the kindly  shelter of my caravan. Tim and a  certain rural doctor did the rest. I  am sorry lo dis-ippoint you, Mr.  M'.*nk, bu't I felt bound to keep my  pr.imise ���������to interfere seriously with  your li.tlo airing *nr'.*nts, if you persistent ly refused lo do justice to  this  young  la'.ly."  ���������As he sp ike, Monk uttered a savage oaib and rushed toward the road;  but Marsh-'11 was after bim in a  r.Kimi'ti'., and sprung upon him. There,  was a qu'ok s'lrugRii*. Suddenly Monk  drew a-knife, opentd it, and brandished it iin the air; so thai it would  have gone, ill v.i'.h his assailant if  lhe herculean X'im. coining lo thu  rescue, hail' uot p.nioned him from  behind. In another moment the.  knife was lying orr the grass, and  Monk was neatly kand-m.'fed by ihe  detective.  ���������'.Now, governor, jou'd better take  it quietly!*' sa'.'.I Marshall, while  Monk struggled, and gn.'.shed his  teeth in impotent rage. "You're :r  smart one.i vou are, but the game's  up at last."  Monk recovered himself, and laughed fiercely. ���������     ,  "Let mo go I Of what do you accuse me? It wa.s murder just now,  but since the murdered person is a-  live (d���������n him I) I should like to know  on   what   charge   you   nrresl   me."  "Oh, there's no difficulty about  thatl" said Brinklev, looking- af  him' superciliously. "In the first  place, you have by fraud and perjury  possessed yourself of wha't never  legally belonged to you. In lhe  second place, you atiempted murder,  at any rale. Cut upon my life, I  don't think you are worth prosecuting. I think, Mr. Marshall, you  mlp-ht lei him go." '  "It's lei ting a mmd dog loose, sir,"  replied "Marshall. "He'll hurt somebody."  "Wha't do you say, Miss Monk ?''  said Brinkley. '"Ihis amiable- looking person .is your father's cous'n  Shall I release your brklogroom in  order that you miy go with him to  the altar of Hymen and complete the  ceremony ?"  "I hate him!" cried Malt; "1  should like to drown him in the sea."  Urinkley laughed.  "Your sentiments are natural, but  unchristian. And llic gentle Jcnes.  now, who is lookfmg a't you so affectionately, whit would you do with  him? Drown him  in  the sea  too?''  "No, no. Jfa.t,'1 interposed William  ���������Tones, abjectly; "spank- up for me,  Matt. I ha' been father to you all  these  years." '  Matt seemed perplexed what to  say. So Brinkloy again took up Ihe  conversation.  "On reflection we will refer William Jones to his fri������n:[.s Ihe 'coastguard chaps.' I think he. will be  punished enough by the distribution  of his little properly in the cave. *Eh,  Mr,_Jones?1  wno Had first taken in hand, thn vindication of her claims, and who never ceased to be interested in her, saw  her from timo to time, and took particular note of her improvement in  her grammar and the gentle art of  speech.'  "Matt," he said, when ihey met  last Christinas in London, and when  he saw before him, Instead of a tnwsy  girl, as bright ant! buxom a young  lady as ever woro purple raiment and  fine  liner., "Matt, you are -growed-up'  a't last !"  Matt blushed and hung her head,  Wi'th a touch of hoc old in inner.  "Yes, I am grown up, ns you sny.  I wonder what William Jones would  think if he saw me. now."  "And if ho noticed these pretty  boots, Matt, and heard you play the  piano and prattle u little in French.  Upon ln.v word, i'*"i a t runs form" tion!  You always were it nice girl, though."  "Do you really think so t" asked  Ma'tr, shyly. "Did you always think  so?"  "Certainly."  "Even when I told you T liked ynu  ao much, and you r.tAI me- 'ii woirk.-'t  do?'"  It was Rrlnklov's I urn to blush  now. It was clear that Matt, despite other ������������������.hanires, ������lill retained her  indomitable  frankness.  "Even then," be replied, laughing.  "But I say you were a precocious  youngster. You proposed to me, you  kuow 1 "  "I know I did," said Matt,  "and It  wasn't leap-year then."  She added still more slyly:  "Bu't' it.'������   Ina-p-   year   now!"  Tbelr ojb������ mot. Both blushed more  and moro,  "Matt, don't ! Tt won't do, you  know I Yes, ��������� wi'v s" still.. You're a  rich woman, ->n-l Vni only' a p'*or  devil nf a pilnt������f. You must marry  some crea.t swhll."  Put. Malt 'P|ilii*d:  "I si xil never marry any. one but  you l"  "You   won't ?  Oo   vm  mean  it ?"  "Of   coiir-j"   I    <!���������.."  He naught  c������r  io  his arms.  "My  dni-1 i������g  M.iiti   ������������������  yes,     I  shall  call  you   l>v   tliii   dear  ii.-nn.i  lo  the  en,! of the chaplm. V"u Invt- tue then ''  1   i*j������n"t   h'linvB  It ,     '  "I lin nt lovn.1 *������������������������,." -he an.-wr*red.  laughim;, '-eve... Biin-o 1 first c.mr. ���������  Ho   ba   (o->k ! ' '*  And the rraul h-*r b'Ttl on lis  sho.iWe:. ju-vt a* .she It t<t ijmip in t h**  old davs. whnn sh" w.i*������ .,n uiisoi.his-  licat'Vi   child   "f   Vaturtw  "Po   IberpN   li,   b>   a   wedding  r*fi"r  all "  lu*   t-.i.'l,  l,-3a������ing  her   "M.ut   I've  un   Utei I"  " \r������.������ ?*���������  "When wp marry, nnppose ��������������������������������� rn  rantrt; lo spntid r tu*. hoijuvninon in ���������  a  Caravan I"  The   (i>d.  KAPP1HESS VILLA.  BY A. DE LAMOTHE.  Jones, only wrung his hands and  wailed, thinking of his precious treasure.  "And so, Mntl," continued Brink-  ley, "there will bi no wedding after  pi). I'm afraid you're awfully dis-  nppoin'ed ?"  T.iatt replied b.v taking bis hand a-  pain, iiftinir it to her lips, and kissing it fondly. The young man I urned his head away, for his eves hnd  suddenly grown full of grateful (oars,  CONCLUSION.  My talo is told. Tho adventurer of  the Caravan hru ended. Little more  remains  to  br*. s-.rd.  Monk, ' of Monkshurst, was not  brought to trial for his iniquities,  but he wa3 sorely enough punished  by tbe loss of his ill-gotten estates.  Before the claim of Ihe foundling was  fully proved he lef: England, never  to return. Whether he is alive or  dead I   can not tell.  William Jones, too; escaped legal  punishment. A severer retribution  came upon him in the seizure and dispersal of the hoards in the g^cat  cave. So sorely did he take his loss  to heart that be crept to his bed and  had an attack ofrb-ain fever. Whon  he reappeared on the scene of his old  plunderings his intellect was ?.-eaken-  ed.and he showed curious evidences of  imbec-iiity. But the ruling passion  remained strong within him. I saw  him only last summer, rambling on  the sea- shore, talking incoherently  to him-self, and watching the sea in  search of wreckage as of old.  And   Matt ?  Well, her title to Monkshurst and  the property was fully proved. Kor a  long time she did not. realize hor good  fortune, but gradually the "pleni-nnt  truth dawned upin hor in a sun iise  of nice dresses, jr.velry and plenty  of money. Chancery stepped in like  a severe foster- parent, and sent her  to school. Tjore she remained for  several   years;   but   Charles   BrinkVy,  Ten c:-rloads of black .walnut lor;s  were sold recently in Kentucky for export abrcad, prir.clpallly to London.  Glasgow f.nd Hamburg.  The mayor of Hays City, Kan., Is  only 22 years old. the president of the  council is 22 and the oldest man in the  municipal government is 29.  A toboggan slide In St. Moritz, Swlt-  erland, extends three-quarters of n  mile, and is said to be the longest in  thp world. The descent has been made  in 71 seconds.  Charcoal ls the great"Italian fuel.  Naples alone consuming 40,000 tons of  .rood charcoal, at a cost of from S1G to  $2'i per ton, the national consumplion  being 700,000 tons.  The United.States has about 450,000,-  000 acres of forest, but this is being  rapidly depleted by the ax and by destructive (Ires. The government is now  investigating means to prevent or control the latter.  A Georgia convict, working Trith  others In a contractor's brickyard, escaped recently by piling bricks in-a  hollow sttuare and thus shutting himself In until the convicts had heen  locked up for the night.  To-day there are represented directly by reporters in the gallery of the  House of Commons, about twenty daily  London rewspapcrs, and the total  number oi journalists who iiave entrance to the gallery Is about 240.  Eighty-three thoiiEsnd acres of pine  timber lands, near Pine. Bluffs, Ark.,  have been sold tor lumbering purposes  at an aggregate price of over $500,000.  This is said to lie the largest business  deal of the kind in the history of thi?  section.  "I think, Mrg. Pilznoodlc, you lire  TneTiftflst^'tupi d^wnmin:--i���������evcv=k-r,ewf=  I can't get anything through your  he"ad." "Yes," said the Ilttlo woman,  quietly, "how strange. . You told me  Just the other day that everything yon  snid to me went in oho ear and out the  other."  A chemical and pharmaceutical laboratory has heen established at Rnj-  Uote, Western India. Its object Is to  improve the practice of native medicine, and to make known to Western  6clence the valuable Indian remedies,  as well at the possibilities of yet un-  familiiar native herbs. :  .New York's aldermen have voted for  an appropriation of ?150,000 for tho expenses of welcoming Admiral Dewey,  and a member of the board wants "to  know where the money Is going." This  solicitude of the alderman might Imply  that'some of the money voted would  be used for the purpose, expressed In  the appropriation/   .  An Interesting memento of the  charge cf the Light Brigade at Bala-  clara Is to be sold In London shortly-���������  the trumpet of Trumpet Major Gray,  who was an orderly to Lord Cardigan,  and with him headed the charge of  "The Six Hundred." His medals and  the Cross of the French Legion of  Honor will also be auctioned.  In an article on the danger of long  hours In druggists' shops the London  Lancet says that during the four years  ended July, 1898, thirteen dispensing  assistants In drug stores committed  suicide, and rjeven others attempted,  but failed, to kill themselves. These  suicides were the consequence of the  physical conditions induced by the taking of drugs to resist the effects of fa-  tigue.  "Eh! eh! business has not been so  bad this year!" exclaimed Athanasc  Polydore Le Comte, wholesale and retail dealer in chifi'ons, entering, on  the last day of December, 18G7, tho  little salon���������rather dark, although it  was eighty-six steps above the pave  nient of Rjip Cliililphert���������-.'. the tiny  apartment occupied by, him as tenant of the unfurnished house No. 218.  "Yes, not at all bad," he added,  rubbing his liands after throwing his  hat on the green damask sofa near  which his only daughter, Mile. Pal-  myre, a tall slip of fourteen, her hair  hanging down her hack, was perched  upon a piano stool, executing a series of exasperating scales, while her  mother, Mme. Klodie Polydore, a  plump little woman bordering on fifty, was reading near the window a  novel in octavo bearing on its greasy  back the imprint of the most fashionable circulating library in Maubcrt  Place.  "A clear gain of 22,587 francs 63i  centimes on the sale of white *- and  colored chiffons is not bad! not  bad!"  And, with his liands in the pockets  of his black and grey checked trousers, the consequential - little trader  began to walk up and down, humming  a popular air which he interrupted  only to plant himself squarely; in the  attitude of the Colassus of Rhodes,  in front of his wife, to whom he said  once more:  "A fine profit, eh? What do you  say to it, Elodic?'!  Instead of answering, Elodie dropped her book on her knees with a  discouraged air, and heaved a' sigh  powerful enough to turn a windmill.  Athanase Polydore nevertheless  maintained a half stooping position  which made him not unlike an interrogation point.  "What's the good of it?" murmured the afflicted beauty, sinking back  in her armchair and relinquishing her  hold on the novel, which slid to the  floor.  "What's the good of it?" repeated  Palmyre like a plaintive echo, running her short, thick fingers over the  sobbing piano.  "What's the good of 22,587 francs,  63i centimes!" exclaimed the dealer,  drawing himself up with the majesty  'of a dancing master who takes the  third position at the first squeak of  the bow; "but arc you well aware  that, added to the rest, it represents  (118,000 francs 12 centimes of capital,  or, at the present rate of interest,  20,157 francs 8 centimes of-income?"  ?'Oh!'what do figures matter to  poor victims obliged to waste away  in the obscurity of a dark dungeon?"  sobbed Elodie.  "Waste away! Waste away!" exclaimed Polydore, with bitterness.'  "It does not amear to me that you  are in such bad condition ; you weigh  220 pounds, and in spite of your fifty  years you are .as red as���������"  ��������� "Go on; add gross insult now to  the other tortures you inflict upon us,  sir!' Say before your daughter, without any respect for her youthful modesty, that her mother is old,, obese,  ugly, deformed! Go on, sir���������crush under the weight of your contempt a  poor creature whose only fault is to  have married.a man who is heartless  and incapable of understanding her."  And Mme. Polydore hid her luxuriant countenance between a pair oi  large, fat hands.  Accustomed to, these scenes. Palmyre went on playing her scales.  "Dear child, give mc my eau de  Carme," murmured her mother.  "It is on the mantelpiece behind  you," answered the sweet young girl,  crossly, '"t is not worth my while  to get up."  The    merchant     had   resumed    his  promenn 'c. At the third turn he halted and snid:  "In short, what will satisfy you'"  "Oh!  nothing, absolutely nothing!"  she replied. "1 am so happy."  ==^SejjJici'c,_J;!!afUs^a^  toi7c7  he in  an  almost supplicating  "what do you want'.'"  "Nothing, sir, since you have decided te keep us always shut up in a  dungeon, unless that you would not  add insults to ill-treatment."  "Truly, dear Elodie, you arc unjust. It was you who selected this  dungeon a dozen years ago, at Miih-  cahnas; a f.ne apartment, convenient,  well-arranged, a perfect gem, which I  have always kept in repair, handsome  papers, carpets, mirrors, clocks, and  eycr-thing; a salon facing south with  a balcony covered with flowers,' a  light and roomy kitchen, two domestics���������"  "Oh! certainly, a real earthly paradise, an Eden, is it riot?" interrupted the prisoner, with a doleful laugh.  "This is an excellent description to  give of a horrible lodging which can  only be reached by means of a fright-  fur staircase! As to the. balcony, ono  cannot ?go out on it without becoming dizzy, and the pure air. ono  breathes,there is nothing but an in--  fected and pestilential breeze laden  with emanations Irom fil hy sewers!  You know that I am not hard to  please, sir; yoii arc not ignorant of  the privations of every sort which I  impose upon myself; but to lever myself to the point of allowing you, in  my presence, to call a lodg g which  I cannot enter without blushing a  charming apartment���������oh, no! that is  impossible."  "Great heavens! my dear, I do not  claim that the house has no inconveniences," replied the merchant, moderating his Voice., ".'till, I do not in  t!;.- i-jtiKt ui.vii'1'c.UiiJ  tvhy yon M.oiid  /  6hish at it."  "Ah! you do not understand? Really, I am amazed at that. Have you  never read the ignoble inscription  over the door of your offices on thc  ground floor?"  "I have never seen anything hut  our sign tliere."  "And have you read that sign?"  "Why, certainly. I have even had  it regildcd riot three months ago. and  it produces an excellent elTect at a  distance, I assure you, with these  words in large letters:  ���������* 'ChifTons at   wholesale, Maison  Polydore Le Comte.' "  "That ls precisely what ought to  fill you with confusion and makes mc  die of shame. Listen: it was only thc  other day that I was coming in wilh  Palmyre; we had been to & baptism,  the baptism of thc youngest child of  Mme. Raymbaud, a fashionable lady.  Of course, we were obliged, contrary  to our usual custom to be a little  careful about our dress; I had ou my  yellow silk robe with currant-coiored  trimmings and my green bonnet with  white feathers. Assuredly, that is  simple enough, or I do not understand such things. A young man passed very near us with two ladies, and  I do not say it to boast, but I  heard with my own ears that gentleman ask one of the ladies: 'Do you  know who lthat elegant and dlstin-1  tinguished person is?'  "'Oh!' said the? impertinent thing,  with a sarcastic laugh, 'that is the  wife of M. Le Comte. You will -see  her go into her mansion presently.'  "'Bah! are there any mansions in  this street?'  " 'Certainly, my dear���������see for your-  self,' and she pointed to your oihees.  'There is the palace of M. Le. Comte  de la ChilTonerie,' and all three of.  them laughed,"  Mme. Elodie hid her head in her  hands and her bosom heaved with  sobs.  "If this insult recoiled only upon  me," she murmured between her fingers, "I could endure it; but to think  that it falls back upon our only  child, upon that dear Palmyre. so  timid, so artlessly sensitive, it  breaks my heart!"  All this time the too sensitive Palmyre was pounding out on her pir.no  thc stupid melody oi the song "Ah!  I will tell you, Mamma"���������this clever  morceau and her scales comprising  the whole ot her musical repertory.  Less philosophical than his daughter, Athanase listened pitifully to his  wife's complaints. The poor man did  not know what to do. He was unable to resist her tears, and madame,  who knew the power of her lamentations, had opened all the ��������� floodgates  of her woe. The unfortunate Athanase did not even pretend to struggle  against this inundation; the water  was gaining on him, he lost his footing and begged her pardon.  Madame only wept the harder, making her little calculations very cooily  all the while. .'The motto of this  sensitive heart was: "Woe tu the  vanquished."  Her big, good-natured husband,  weak, like all men oi his sort, grasped at every twig by which he might  hope t������ save himself. As basis for a  truce he offered all that he supposed  might calm the aggrieved  beauty:  A voluminous shigon of the most  beautiful black.  A dress of thc newest style of silk.  A box at the Bobino Theatre.  A fortnight in the country.on thc  ban-ts Cj the Morne.  A season at Trouvillc.  A journey through Switzerland.  Nothing availed. Thc sensitive creature was bound to die. Thc more alluring the propositions, the more  disdainfully did she reject them. What  was tlie good? Death alone could put  an end to her moral tortures  "What thc d��������� can she want!" wondered the defeated man, rumpling liis  thick whiskers, and he went on mag- )  nifying his offers. "'.        J  "An apartment   on   the   Chaussec  aca  and simple, before she entered llrctfc  service of Elodie���������came to annoi r- ������������������������"���������?.  dinner, Madame was able to v.-^.A ���������  to the dining-room even witl.a i. ���������:.  leaning on the arm of hur ninny i.t t..:,-^  husband, who followed her wi'th :< r-s.  haug-dog expression, s.idly ���������.liedit;".? " ; y  on the fatal consequence:; oi a. : .������������������:i-.-.-  vow.  As may be    easily    imagined,    ���������.'-.-.���������   _���������  conversation turned all  through,   is-.  dinner on the house to  be  purch:..*ni . .-  by the big     darling; a    liti.'e   wir.rt.x -  house with green shutters, of cosr? ���������?-���������-*..  ���������one  knows  one's  Koussc.u       T'   ;  would choose it near l'.ir.>. on a ;    '.  there must be water, si .Ac, ilnv..  a little garden where mornings, n*. . ���������  wrapper, one could culti* ate    cl.c.i  ing plants, the white clei\ .tis an������- ���������'(    -  wisteria with its long \c..'ct    \hAi---jt  clusters.      Monsieur wou! 1 keep   lv- *-i-  oflices in Paris,    but    would Ict    the -m������-  fourth    floor   at    the u-st    posaii.'ck -���������  price.   What was the use oi retains: vV  it? One room   would   bc enough, :���������   i. V.-  the big darling would come to. d"< an **-  and sleep in the country.  Palmyre clapped her hands, wliieh��������� -j  considering their meagrcne.ss, prod;- -- -^  ed a somewhat disagreeable effect uf . "**���������  castanett.   She wanted to go ato.sc'*.  but where? '  When such a great matter aa-. byy��������� --'-  ing a house is in question, :\. is    :-t~.-^  least necessary to make an ngrccuir ei/si.  and suitable choico, for sucn a-tr-^sy-,.***-.  cannot be exchanged like a    pair n-J^.- . -  gloves.  "Is not that so, xny Loulou?"  In times of   peace   Athanase-  \t?������*:  Loulou, or big darling; m limes ������������������?������?.  war, Monsieur.  For the moment he was supcrla* -k--  ly Loulou, for Madame lv*   * :  all her.weapons and smilc.i s*  twenty-eight     natural     f-e ..  would have preferred thirv. -.'\o  .   ���������   ���������  "Mamma, if we were t; ...-., t. t  pretty red-brick house over towaci-x*  Pantin, you know, where we sto;-rp:'f"  for breakfast coming back fronr >-������,  country."  "Shocking!    The palin is frigh'C 1  and nothing but the rccollcc-tion ,   -.t  Tropmann   kept    me from f-oi.ig    u.--  sleep."  "But since he is dead, mamma; y..v--      *���������  know very well that we read the,-rae ---'  count of his execution. It was . e*feirK������"^.*.  very amusing."  "He is dead; but his acccrnplicrst-���������" ��������� ������  for I am sure he    had   accomplii-c'.''"  My big darling, do you know, I woc^ar i.  prefer the Avenue de Neuilly."  "Montrougue     .would piobably   tct'----^  cheaper." " V,  "We might look in the direction oSiS'  Passy."  "Or of Clichy-la-Garenne." ^  "Foh! a marsh."  "Better look in the subcrts."-  "That   is   what I will do to-mo*t>-- - - -<���������-  row, with Palmyre. Von will accoEt-s^"-  pany us, will you not, Loulou?"  "We might put it off until springy.  dear    soul.     December    is a disEsift-   month to judge of tbe country." " .  "On   the   contrary,     my dear, - ina=���������������,r .  choosing at once we would have tinusc-m*.  to make the repairs. Zenobie,    brinius-i  the coGee."  Zenobie obeyed with bad grace; shev *.-   *  detested the country, and would keen��������� -���������������=���������*  ly regret   the   neighborhood    of    the.*.-.--?  Jardin des Plantes, her favorite walk, _  For a week M. Athanase   had    the-*.-  pleasure of driving round the testifications  of Paris, stopping here    anit-  thete to visit villas from whose balconies hung advertisemcr.1 s signifying^  the desire of their owners    to    rid-.  themselves as quickly as possible   ofi  these unfurnished dwellings.  Finally Mme. Elodie deeded on -. ta  villa situated at Sevres, on ihe slope,  of a stony hill, with     a microscopies  garden surrounded with  high    v.-a!Is���������  like the yard of a prison.     A   week?  later,  by  a deed signed  in    prci.cncet-  of Lawyer Gricoutin,     M.   Athanase.  Polydore Le Comic became legitimate!  owner of the villa at a rr**'*id *=i'm of-  35,637 francs, centimes,  run   ���������iisit.Jed',  and the empty     house w:������-  at    oner*  entered by masons, plaslcrr ���������->. pa nt-  ers and  paperlurrrgers.     Tl.j    rej a ra  d'Antin? It is a little dear. If, how-   had already cnA.  9.S00  Ira-'--    ���������* '-t-a  "rTfpr" '���������   ��������� '   1^n ^"Ir1-* W'"- -here to lr.^.^.l t..������...>  ever  "No; lt is useless! I want-nothing,  and an apartment in this horrid Paris  less than any tiling clcs.".  "Well, then, a cottage at Chatou or  Passy."  "We are not rich enough," sighed  she. i  "But if wc hired it for three  months���������"  "Another lodging!" cried she, in a  suffocating  voice.   "I  will  not    have  one."  t  And her voice died away in a sob  so deep that Al. Polydore hastily unfastened some hooks, fearing that she  would stifle.  Elodie allowed herself to fall half-  fainting into the arms of her tormentor.  "What do you want, my dearest?  Tellme. I will give you everything!",  cried he, in consternation.  ' "I want 'a.house of my own," she  said, in a voice so feeble that one  would have thought'it'the last sigh  of a dying woman.        ,  "Consent to live and I swear that  you shall have it, rny adored angel!"  said hc, totally beside himself.  Tlie adored angel made no answer,  but a smile of gratitude hovered over  her lips���������very red lips, to be sure,  for a dying woman���������and a light pressure of the hand conveyed to the,  husband the assufance that bis victim forgave him.  "My God!" hc murmured, "if only-  it is not too late!"  Well,  no!    Monsieur Athanasc,    it  was not too  late, and the proof    is  that half i-.n   hour   later, whes   tha  blonde 7.er.3hic���������a  tall girl who u:*r.(i I  to cali   hcrsc!:'   Julienne, plain   f>.l\  selves in May.  After long deliberation it had been  decided that the new habit?' mo,  '/hould bear the signif.cant title oK  "Happiness Villa."  The villa had by this time cost *1*J,-  437 francs. It was rather U"ar. I5u*  then, what a situation1 A h-nisc witlw  in reach of even thing' A real Pari*  in the country, ten omniluscs, air  American railway, and the Scin*  hoats. One bad only the embarrassment of choosing.  What a charming arrangement? Th������c  cook could go to market every morn*  ing, madame and mademoiselle visit.-  their friends and do tlieir shoppings  As to M. Athanase, from his garde-*,  gate to the boat and from the quayy  to his offices, he had not a krlometm  to walk. One could not be otherwise  than happy under this roof covered,  with varnished tiles.  The    first week was really dclightc".-  ful; the weather was superb, thc new1*  ly planted llowers enamelled the bor* ���������  ders, beautiful ivy twined around   tb������-���������  Ianceolated   bars'    of the grille; xaa-c-  dame, in a filmy muslrn wrapper an<0  a    broad-brimmed     hat    of    Italia**  straw, shepherdess fashion, distribut*  ed water frc-t> her     fountain to th*  blue periW'.-.Klcs, and biscuit crumb*-  to the gold-fishes in a *joi.J a   triflafr'  larger than an ordinai>  balh-tub.      \  Palmyre was     not less ciii-apturcdj,  and M.Lc Comte de !-V\rc.* took hi*f-  new fief as well as hib new title scr-r  iously.  A house within reach of everyth'n^  is so charming!  The following Sunday the propvic-  .������!-. cf H:ii ri'r.ess Villa ws"u able to  (.To bc Continued.) J 0ik  0������   Dry goods  '/lV*  2^-k.        ���������?7<s       !  0&        Ladies  Tailor-Made Suits     Lakes' Taitor-Sflade Suits  ���������5?,-;?    a  -iViJi.  sisVi.  2^Mc  '���������rfrS  ^&-  $&  3*H'5&'  ������s������������  ������s:rS5  SH3H8:  ^k  *5JTvr  3s-������  ������%  ���������?tW  ' 0������  z^k  ���������TftT  ������!&  "3ff?  2^/k  '7fii>  i������M<,  s^lsWi-  --AT  Every Ladies' Tailor-Made Suit now in  stock at   Half Price-  No two Suits alike.  $12 Suits.    Now $ 6.00  $18 Suits.    Kow $ 9.00  (Itroiul (Jltith)  $16 Suits ,'&!* Now $ 8.00  $21 Suits       Now $10.50  (Navy Uinu Clotlt)  $28 Suits' !SKS,t sin, Now $14.  KuznszaaaB-BSEasEEa  Ladies'  Skirts at Clearing  Woes  Homespun Cheviot Serges, latest styles.      All   this  Season's  Goods.  Regular 3>6.50 Now $4,50  Regular $8.00 Now $6.00  Regular $9.00      Now $7.00  Black Broad Cloth and Camels  Hair Cloth Skirts-  Regular $11.50 and $12 for $S.oo  irn.i-iimu������<i>*h.o  3CS2Q  White Lawn Blouses, all sizes.     Prices 1.00, 1.25, 1.75, 2.00  Colored Zephyr Blouses.     Prices ranging 90c. 1.00, r.50.  NEW SHEETINGS AT OLD PRICES.  Table Linens and Napkins.  Lace Curtains bought  direct   from   English   manufacturers���������  75c, 1.00, 1.50 to 6.00 per pair.  ��������� \ ������������������  Portier    Curtains,    Plain    Chenille,    Roman  Stripes,   -New  Colorings.  Mail Orders'Proiftptly  *W  WHtTli'mWI lln Illllllll **rm*ait!mmii**m  MRS. SHOOK, who has taken charge   of this   department,   guarantees  U Satisfaction in Style and Finish at Moderate Prices:  ���������TrA?  0������-  Agents for Butterick Patterns and ;the Empress Shoe^fbr ?Ladies.  SSL* fc-3 "fe-S ��������� SrS ��������� ������r^= ���������&  oaiiictiiitie<fi...e(i(ti(������.c  ��������� 9  ���������  e  o  e  e  c  FOR  Fountain Syringes  Atomizers  GO TO THE  Canada Drug  and Book Company  illltttlttltttttlBttl  e  ������  c  ��������� SOS*  Coming   Events  Mar.   15.���������Miss   Pauline Johnson'and ���������  Mr.'WMter MeKaye. at Opeia House.  Mar 17.���������St. Patrick's Concert under  auspices J^ulies Aid Catholic church.  April 4.���������Easter ilondav. Knights oi'  Pythias Ball.  April 19.-���������Bazaar and Concert in Sol-  Kirk Hall.-under auspices of Ladies  Aid of Methodist Church.  BORN.  Hamell���������At Comaplix, Pel). 27th.  to Mr. and Mrs. A. Hainell, a  daughter.  Ap.p.ahamso'���������On Feb. 27th, to Mr.  and Mrs. C.Abrahamscm, a daughter.  Aman���������On March 3rd, to Mr. and  Mis. C. J. A man. a daughter.  DIED.  ���������Call and see our Granileware display, C. Ti. Unlimited.). ,  The Jlion.VLD regrets lo aniiounci  tin; scions illness from pneumonia of  Mrs. B. Goddard of Kamloops.  ^"Ladies' Shower Proof and Pain  (.'oat's. This season's newest designs  at Keid ite Young's.  ���������Hnslman Kodak,' No. I. practically  new. Fur sale cheap, apply J-Lishai.I)  office.  Mr*. Goldie. Provincial inspector of  hoilers was in town on business lasl.  week.  ���������Sinicoe brand of .lams and .)elites in  111), glass jars for lUe. per jar at C. B.  J-lutue ite Co's.  E. McAtlain has relurned to thc city,  after doing some pro.tpect.iui; on sonic  mining properties north of HdiiioiiUtn.  ��������� Goggles and Smoked and Colored  glasses for Lhe eyes on bright sunny  days, sold at Canada Drug ite Book  Store.  Mr. .1. G. McCalluin. of Salmon  Arm, a former resident of Kevelstoke.  is in tlie city for a few days on  business.  Men's hats and ready to wear clothing. Wo operr and put in stock this  week several eases of new goods.  Keid ite Young.  Topic for next Friday's meeting is  '* The Unemployed : the next financial  crisis." Discussion invited. Socialist  local of Selkirk Hall.  ���������Cough Cures���������Quinine Capsules, Cod  Liver Oil. Emulsion or anything you  want to cure a cold always fresh and  strong at the Canada Drug ite Bonk  ore.  Scott���������At London. England, on Feb.  7tb. Hoynon Cbisholme Scott, only  -un of'Mr. and llrs. H. B. Scott,  lormeily of Kevelstoke, aged nine  months.  LOCALISMS  Miss; Johnson an70lrT3rcRaTyTS"fafee~  their entire programme from Canadian writers. ilr. McRaye in Dririn-  iiiDud's "Wreck of the Julie Plante" is  verv good. He makes a hit too. with  "Tin*' Stove Pipe Hole.*' They will  give the same programme here which  tbey g.'tve iu A aneouv'er.  New Spring Dress Goods, the prettiest and latest novelties at Keid ite  Young's.  The Knights- of PyLhias are making  every ell'ort to make tlieir ball on  Easter Monday evening the success of  the season.  The Ladies Aid of St. Andrew's  01 lurch purpose giving- a "Pie Social*'  in Salkirk Hall on Easter Monday,  April -lt.il.    Particulars later.  li. Ij. K'riiman, who has the contract,  of 100.000,000 feet of logs, for t he Trout  T.ake mill, was in the city Lliis week  011 business.  ���������Si-iinel.liiiig Special���������Helmet brand  of Canned Peaches and Cherries in  :31b. tins, selling at 50c. per tin at C.  13. Hume ite Co.  Monday bring the fourtenth day of  the month. Companions of Lhe Koyal  Scarlet, will plo.ise meet in the 1.0.O. F.  hall at 7 p.m. sharp on that day, for  the purpose of opening the chapter.  This is the last week of our Big  Clearance Sale of Furniture. I-et us  supply you at once. Girt the benefit?  of our large discount. John E. Wood.  The People's Furniture House.  ���������Sir Joseph "W. Trutch. the. first  lieutenant-governor of British Columbia, and at one lime agent there for  the Dominion of Canada, died after -X  long illness.    He was born in 1S*2<>.  She fully justified all that had been  said of her. ft is seldom that a more  enthusiastic audience has ever assembled in our city than that, which  greeted Miss Johnson.1���������Vancouver*  World.  The Willing Workers of St?. Andrew's Chursh will hold an "At Home"  in- the_churcii. orr _J.-'i-iday_ _ey_eriing,  ���������New stock C.'trpet Squares,  at   R.  llowson's Furniture store.  The Talent Society of St. Peter's  church will put on thnt pleasing Irish  drama, "Colleen Bawn" at the Opera  House May 21th. The hearty thanks of  the society i.s extended t.o all those  who so kindly assisted in former  errU-r-lainirrerils iiiul.it is hoped their  interest will still continue.  j  tytytytytytytytytytytytyty  Uty ty  Dr. Curry, resident, dentist, over  Jieus' drugstore.  Sale of Souvenir China, 25c a piece,  at Bews' Drug Store.  J. A. Darragh went south to Camborne on a business trip this morning.  ���������Fresh eggs just arrived selling at  40c. per dozen at C. B. Hume ite Co.  Remember the meeting in the Conservative Club rooms tomorrow night.  ���������Xew Books, always look for tbem  at tlie Canada Drug 'tc Book Co's.  The Kootenay Mail has suspended  the publication of its daily war  bulletin.  Every purchaser of a Parker Pen  has it insured for one year. Sold at  Bews' Drug Store.  ' Don't forget the Conservative meeting in the Club's rooms tomorrow  night���������Friday.  ���������A carload of Hams, Bacon and Xew  Canadian Cheese, just arrived at C. B.  Jlume ite Co's.  K. Adair, who has been on a business  trip to the ea.st, is expected to return  on Xo. 1 this evening.  Xew Spring  Shirts   just to   hand.  Colored Shirts  in   starched and   soft  fronts, prices from .$1 up. Keid ite  Voting.  "���������*���������>**  ty  ty  A.vn au. Mtri'i'r.ii'.s,  TNCI.L'WNf* :���������  Hforti antl Stan!ey  Plates  Eastman Films  ty Developing and  ty  ty.  ty  ty  ty  Toning Powders  Trepods, Trays,  J-rames, Plate holders &  ty  4$. Daylight  Deve'opeFs &  Flash Powders      T  4  &      DISPENSING      i  X. tivii srix'iAi/rv. +-  ty ��������� <  ty GIVE CS A CALL 4*,  ty WALTER BEWS, Phm.B. *\  An.      Mnil (Irilir.s l'roinplly Altundud tn.     ^j  tytytytytytytytytytytytyi  .March llth, commencing at 8 o'clock  Everybody is invited. Collection at  the door.  At. the next, meeting of the city  council it would perhaps be wise to  pass a resolution for a committer fo  intoiview the weather promoters to  the elTect, that, a very little more snow  | will bo quite sufficient-.  At the Board of Trade meeting <ur  Thursday evening a formal resolution  was pa.ssed to ussist -Mr. Gallihrr in  obtaining a. grant for the dredging and  improvement; of the fhannel nntl also  For the construction of a tram way  rrorth fr-orrrDeath Kapids.  Mr. McRaye is it comedian of merit  and though he is probably-at his best  in his French Canadian impersonations, he has many qualities that  make bim an actor of high light,  comedy consider-ably better than the  average comedian that is met on the  stage. H.is work was extremely  laughabie.���������Vancouver World.  The new steamer which, the Harbor  'Lumber Co. are constructing, will be  placed on the run between Comaplix,  Beaton and Nakusp, about May 1st.  Tire hull is already completed and the  machinery is expected any day. Tbe  steamer'is up-to-date in all particular's  and will be one of the finest crafts orr  tbe Arrow lake.  Miss Pauline Johnson arid Mr. Me-  Itaye, who appear here on the 1.5th,  will probably make this their' last trip  irr the west. Tliey leave for England  iu May where tbey open nn engagement.'in St. .lames', Piccadilly, under  esteemed patronage. MrsH Johnson  has just received a. most flattering  letter from the Duke of Argyle complimenting her upon her last; volume  of verse, and among her friends whom  she made on her last visit to England  are I.he well known naiir-s of Lord  Abe.ideen, Sir Oilbert Parker and the  Marchioness of Kipon.  Localisms from Beaton  (i'roiii nn Orcasioiidl C'Jrr-c.siiorr(*errt;)  Beaton, B. C, March G.*���������Harry  Anderson. Lhe local nimrod, has had  great luck in shooting at Stan ber lake.  The juke on Harry .was the discovery  that what he took to he wild geese  were of the swan variety and consequently not good eating.  treorgf Johnson, lhe metallurgist,  has returnad from a two months' trip  to Cranbrook. He report:- that place  making great preparations for the  spring rush, but deems himself safer  in this ice-locked harbor.  Talking about harbors the correspondent of the Hkkald has it on good  auth'ority that the government turned  down the request of the ciLi'/.ens here  and Camborne lo dredge the channel  from the present high water landing  to Beaton, on the grounds  that the people did not know  how to use the franchise. In other  words that its all a hold-up game for  votes. Th? Marine department at  Ottawa has been in correspondence  with Capt. Tom Graham, the author  of_ the, last  petition ^tpithe_hoiioraj)le_  gentleman representing this constituency, for additional particulars regarding cost, etc.  Six-shooter Jack wilh over from  Comaplix for a few days, as also  "Lucky Joe" the-burlier. Lucky Joe  slated that he has been successful in  interesting capital in his property.  Ku'rior hath it that the ladies of  Beaton purpose giving a Leap Year's  Ball at the school house at an early  date. The proceeds will be devoted to  securing an organ.  Beaton's last census gives a total of  Sii inhabitants.  New Restaurant.  Mr-s. McKitrick, of '.Columbus, Ohio,  has opened a restaurant a--few doors  south of the Xew Imperial bank. The  building win formerly occupied bjPUie  French Restaurant but everything is  being re-modeled arid it will be one of  the most tasty and attractive eating  houses we have yc.fc bad. Mrs. Mo-  Kittrick has bad large expftrience in  regular hotels and suinrnor resorts,  having been engaged in that business  for some 20 years. . Last, summer^shc  ran the Criterion  Hotel at Camborne.  Doubtless many have heard of  Dorothy Dean who has played the  Western States in vaudeville and light  comedy. She i.s the daughter oC Mrs.  McKittrick and luw had a, very prominent career in theatrical life.  ���������A few pieces of carpet remnants still  left; from R, Howson ite Co's. sale.  Hoys' School Shoes.���������We have the  best guarantee; goes with overy pair.  Kicd ite Young.  Great Northern Mines to Build  Mill at Poplar.���������Capacity of  Oyster-Criterion Plant to be  Doubled.  AV. B. Pool, of this city, and ,T. J.  Young, of Calgary, who are large stockholders of the Great Northern Mines,  Limited, leave for the coast tonight.  It is thoir intention to order while at  the coast ten additional stamps with  the necessary equipmeiitfor theOyster-  Crileriori mill at Camborne, owned by  the Great Northern Mines. The mill  already has len stamps, three frue  vanners, compressor ' plant, water-  wheels and other machinery. There  is so much ore in sight in the Oyster-  Criterion group of mines, owned, by  the company, that it has been decided  to double the present capacity of tho  mill. The mill is connected with the  mine with an aerial tramway and  there will be no trouble whatever m  securing ore sufficient lo keep the 20  stamps in continuous operation, while  the difference between operating 20  stamps and 10 stamps is so small that  it is insignificant.  Tt is the intention of Messrs. Pool  and Young, while at the coast to arrange for the installation of a40-stamp  ririllforrthercductioii of the.ores from  the Lucky Jack and Swede groups iu  the Poplar creek camp.'  Jlr'. Pool in speaking about this matter yesterday said: "Spring seems to  be here and, anyhow, we might just as  well make an early start as to put it off  till later in tlie year. The Oyster-  Criterion can furnish all the ore necessary to keeji a 20-stamp mill, or even a,  much larger plant, in constant operation. Tliere is a large tonnage of ore  in sight and our machine drills will  soon disclose more; for we know that  it is there.  "As far as our properties in.the Poplar camp are concerned I bave no fears  concerning them. The lunnel on the  Lucky Jack lead has been driven in for  a distance of 820 feet. The breast on  the tunnel now Iiils a vertical'depth of  175 feet and the ore is just as rich as it  was at the surface. Our explorations  on the Swede group have disclosed  that .there is . sufllcienl 'ore to keep  many stamps in motion. 'There are 15  leads on the twogroiipsaud all of them  Carry pay ore. When Mv. Voting and  myself, reach the coast we intend to  iimrrediately order the ten stumps for  the Oyster-Criterion mill and also fo  secure figures for the .Ill-slump mill for  l,bo P.iplur properties. It will run .into  a consilient hie sum to erect a 'lO-stamp  mill and to provide it with -water-  wheels and other paraphernalia, but,  the values are lying idle in the ledges  on our properties in Poplar and it  might as well be extracted trow as to  leave it for our heirs and assigns to do  it. We mean business and intend to  have the addition to the Oyster-Criterion mill and the ���������10-stamp mill for  Poplar in operation at the earliest  possible moment.  tytytytytyty  ty  tytytytytytytytytytytytyty ty ty ty ty tyi  You will get a Pointer from anyone who has once  visited our Store.  That tlie prices and quality of our goods cannot be  beaterTis an assured fact.  They arc one and all our best advertisers.  Goetbc in amd see what wc can do for  you in both Groceries and Gents' Furnishings  We have a few special lines in the latter.  ty AT THE LOWEST PRICES IN B. C.  I MACDONALD a MONTEITH, F1RSI STREET  ty  $*tytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytyty<ty&4-  f  We have a large number of lines which we want to reduce. We .will give  you a good discount on any of lhem. We arc: going to make our Showrooms  considerably larger and we will give yoir all kinds of tempting offers, to help  us reduce our slock in order- that we may carry out our alterations. ASK  FOR DISCOUNT.  REVELSTOKE  FURNITURE STORE  - Picture Framing;.  EALING ART  Is a Scientific Study.  BUT rilong villi tlie (looter's (-'aro arrd attention  PUlU'l DItUCIS, nrrd caro in their compounding, iiro nbsoldtely ncceasary.  ("Havo tlio pure, fresli drugs.  U7E   J "ave the experience in compounding of  ������C     i       prescriptions.  (.Havo the conlldence (it medical men.      ;  IT. IS UP TO   YOU   TO   BRING   YOUR  NEXT PRESCRIPTION TO  CT.   .A..    BTJOKHAM   RED CROSS DRUGSTORE.  DON'T P-OIIGJST THE lJLAOE. '    THE SIGN OF THE KED CROSS  J'.ii.���������Wu aim te have all the Newest and lle.il ttoods on the Mnrket.  ��������� ���������������������������������������������eaaooas������coeoooeeo.oosiaeaafl****o*aa������aa*aa*c*oo������o  THE MARSHALL SANITARY MATTRESS.  PAT. SEPT., 1900.  :���������������������������Rr HOWSON a^CO^URMSTURE^DEfttERS.  J AGENTS FOR THE "OSTERMOOR" MATTRESSES.  m9****eep������99*ao*9*o999a909o*������aa***o������������a*aaaaaaa������������ai  To purchase a building loO in the choicest residential portion  of the City is NOW.  All indications point to tbe coming year as the most prosperous year in Kcvelstoke's history.  At the opening of Spring, and Lhe building boom that is  inevitable, that clioice plot that you have contemplated buying, nmy-be advanced in price or bought for speculation.  AVe have facilities, not generally possessed, by other agents  Unit wc otter you-im  a  building proposition  on  these   most'  desirable residence lots of the  terT@wnsiie  LEWIS BROS., Sole Agents.  rtfs������ In  THE HERALD


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