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 H'-Y-  RAILWAY  MBN'S  JOURNAL  Vol    XIV: NO. 34  REVELSTOKE B. C.   THURSDAY,   FEBRUARY 25, 1904  $2 OO a Year in Advance  (. B. HUM  DEPARTMENT   STORE.  HERE IS A LIST   that   will   be  ' well worth your while   to  read  carefully.      There     are    some  things in it that you no doubt will need  and it will cost you nothing to come in  and look them over.  Boys' All-Wool Frieze Reefers,  a  ' good coat to wear with sweaters.    Reg.  $3.50.    Now selling at -.$2.00  Heavy Winter Wrappers, nicely  trimmed, all colors. Regular $3.00  Wrappers for $2.00  Flannelette Night Gowns. Reg.  $1.25.    Selling now at 75c  Ladies',Flannelette Drawers.- ' Reg.  - 75c.    We are offering at .- ...   50c  A man's   Fine  Laced  Shoe,   Don-  -gola   Kid, McKay   sewn  soles.     Reg.  Price $4.00.    A Bargain ,$--25 '  A Basket of Children's  and,- Misses'  Shoes, sizes 7^ to ij, worth 2.00. You .  can get theni"'here now for .'. -.... .'.1.75  Ribbed   .Cashmere-   Hose���������Men's  - Black Wool, Hose.       Reg- 50c. per pr.  Now three:pairs for .. ._... ,"."i".'.','", ,, 1.00  .Men's Fancy, Cambric Shirts���������   -. . 1.50 Shirts for One Dollar  Scfioof of immml  Ladies  taught to   make   up   their  own materials.  ��������� MISS FIFE is quite familiar witli  this work, having conducted dressmaking schools in the Eastern cities.  Any lady is welcome*.  CONSULTATION    FREE  aaaaamaammmaaaHMaBaaaaKJmBaaaaamammBaaaamm  --NEW   GOODS-  Men's SJ.ater Shoes in new styles���������  4.00. '  Men's Fine Cashmere and natiiral  wool underwear.  Ladies' Ribbed Cashmere Hose..  Thc New Folded Collar "Ping-  Pong" .,,..., 15c  For .a feiy days 'in February" we will  make any lady a Street <?r Walking  Skirt for 3.00.  I  IS A  ���������WT-r-*-���������   A'"mWWHlllWILL-.|-*-w^^^  I  tB. 1M.& (fi. Limited  Department Store.  MINING ON  FISH RIVER  Active Development Work is  General All Through That  District���������Prospects Bright; for  a Busy Season  |SPECIAl.   COltl.ESI'ONDEXCIi*.]  Oam������or.vk, B. 0., Feb. 20.��������� Among  the appropriations foi* roads nnd trails  granted by tlie last legislature is the  sum of $500 for the completion of the  trail to the Beatrice mine situated  near the summit dividing the Nortli  Fork of the Liirdeau river and Pool  creek, a tributary of Fish river, a distance of nearly two miles, and the sum  of $2,000 towards Uie extension of tlie  wagon road between this town und  the mouth of Boyd creek. Both will  go a material distance to facilitate the  work of taking in provisieus and  mining supplies to the various properties along their respective routes,  though it is felt here the government  might have appioptiated the $10,000  requested for the completion of the  wagon road.  Wliile the Fish Creek has, since  1S99, been heralded far and wide as a  free milling.- gold camp, and there are  two substantial producing mines in  this class, viz., the Oyster-Criterion,  owned by the Great Northern Mines,  Limited, and the Eva, the property of  the Calumet and British Columbia  Mining Company, turning ont gold  bricks, with a number of other prom  ising claims in the primary stage of  development, the galena resources of  the camp have been passed over. The  Fish Creek camp has .without doubt  some of the richest silver-lead veins in  the Lardeau district. There are crown  granted claims dating'back to as early  The   owners   havo   hail   five    claims  surveys ready to ho Crown granted,  Owingi to the splendid \rcsiilt.s obtained nt the Monitor group .situaled  live miles up the oast side of Hoyd  creek, tliere promises to bo u renewal  of activity on tloat Mountain the  (.���������ouiing season. Samples taken across  the Monitor lead, apparently 12 feet in  width gave $10 iu gold and 1,700  ounces in silver, though' this was  evidently from its richest shewing, as  several samples exhibited contained  native silver.  Capital should find profitable employment in this vicinity of the Fish  River crimp a.s with construction of  rawhide trails a good tonnage could be  extracted from the grass roots that  would pay handsomely above costs of  mining, transportation and treatment.  The year will witness a revival in the  mining of argentiferous ores is predicted by mining men conversant with  this-section,  GREAT BRITAIN  IS  * ***** ***** ***** ***** **t* *\t** ������*K ."t*! i^* *****  ��������� ~X* ������x* "rX* *(X* *X* Ji* *X   -I*   -t   4-*  ftt ftt '*fr* "'fr* *&* ���������*^** *^*' ���������^'������ *'  VI? "X" T+    *-m\m* *X" "X* 'aft* 'X1    <  Nearly Two Hundred Million  Dollars to be Expended on  Her Navy. ��������� Reported Japanese Reverse.  Police and  License Inspectors.  the Lieutenant-Gover-  has   been   pleased   to  is 1885, and between that date and'a  pertain Jnly day in 1800, when two  tenderfeet name 1 .Tames Tweodio and  15. ��������� B. Hutchinson from New Brims-  wick, stuinbled'across the hig outcrop  Of the Eva, prospectors dovbted the  whole of their* attention to searching  for galena ores, paying scant attention  to the quartz ledges on Camborne and  Lexington mountain 'under the belief  that the ore would not pay exploitation.  The galena belt occurs about five  miles north of Lexington mountain  from Camborne and extends up to  what, is known as the granite belt a  distance of some 8 miles. During the  summer season considerable development has been prosecuted on numerous claims. Six milesup Fish creek  qn Goat mountain is the Scout group  owned by the Bast Kootenay Syndicate of Cranbrook. In the face of a  00-foot tunnel driven on the vein the  values are, gold $10, silver, 92 ounces  Hnd lead 4S per cent. Some 60 feet of  nurfijce prnspoecirig along the trend of  the vein across several claims the. lead  is shown to be from 12 to 18 feet in  width.  Adjoining this group on the same  lead is the Mammoth group owned by  the California-syndicate-of���������Rossland.  A remarkable strike wa.s made last  summer in the opening up of a 14 inch  vein of clean ore. carrying galena, grey  copper and black sulphides. An  average sample gave values of 730  ouijcrs ii] silver to the ton Development hits bept} uarried on since last  August in the sinking of an Incline  shaft. Already some 33 sacks of ore  arc reruly waiting shipment for a trial  tent, Tothp southeast of this group  is the Thosllng group which Is mild to  carry lho same vein.  Half tt mile to the east on thc Boyd  slope iii the " Big Showing" that was  located in 1900. There are five claims.  The group takes its name from its  immense surface showing of low  grade galena ore, carrying 33 ounces  silver and 42 per cent, lead with $3 in  gpjd yiflljes. A measurement of the  ,Iead" shews, a vddt.h pf ���������$ feet, A  crosscut jn 70 feet has betrn drjven to  tap this body of ore at an approximate depth of 150 feet, Work was  suspended last October.  Adjoining tho "Big Showing" on the  same slope ls the Union group owned  by G. Johnson and A. Hector Poirier,  of Camborne, consisting of seven  claims. Considerable preliminary  work has lieen done including a 92-foot  ffrmtol nn the void.* Fairljf good  returns wkto bad frq*9 supples sul -  mitted to the Trail smelter, viz., gqld  88; silver 58 ounces, lpad"4s? per cept.j  copper 2J percent. For luck of trans-:  portwtlon facilities, provisions nnd  mrpplies having to be packed in op,  men's backs over a divide at an  altitude of 7,500 feet for over a mile  and therefor the work has  been slow.  His  Honour  nor-in-Council  appoint Alderman John McLeod and  Robert Gordon. J. P., to be members  of the Board of Police Commissioners  for the city of Bevelstoke.  A further appointment, under the  Liquor License Act of 1900, has been  made, of the following persons lo the  office of License Commissioners in the  Revelstoke License District, Florence  McCarty, Abraham B. Kincaid, A.  Johnson and Chief License Inspector,  Constable R. A. Upper.  Sons of England.    :  On "-"Tuesday   last wo   attended the  annual banquet after, the installation  of officers of the Sons of England. Cf  a surety this brotherhood certainly  linoweth how to dispense hospitalily  and good cheer. ,  Toasts, speeches and songs * added  greatly to the joviality of the evening  which closed "another, very successful  year in the history' of this beneficial  and patriotic order.,- ,-'t^^,..'.i.i>ii. .-"-..,"-'  District Deputy Grand President Mr  T. Morley, of 'Nelson, made a stirring  speech citing the great advantages  enjoyed by the universal protection of  the British Hag.  The Rev. C. A. Procunier on behalf  of the sister lodges of the city, made a  few hearty remarks saying that he  thought "the paramount aim of  lodges and orders, one and all, was to  promote brotherliness, good feeling  and make us better men."  The very enjoyable supper was prepared and arranged by Mr. and Airs.  Watson and���������as that gentleman remarked in his reply to the toast to  himself and wife jus the providers of  the hearty repast���������"all the little  Watsons."  S. D. Crowle was the retiring president.   The ollieers elect are as follows:  President���������T. B. Baker.  Secretary���������H. Cook.  Treas.���������J. I. Woodrow.  Chaplain���������H. W. Edwards.  Lodge Surgeon���������Dr. Chipperfield.  1st Committeeman���������W. G. Wutson.  2nd " ���������11. A. Morris.  3rd 'J_ -rJtjJtanisayY   " ���������T. Skinner.  A telegram  from Viceroy AlexiofT  to tiro Czar says   at   a   quarter past  three on the  morning of February 23  numerous Japanese torpedo boats and  six large steamers loaded with inflammables,     attempted- to    attack    the  battleship   Retvizan.     The   Relviznn  was first to observe the torpedo boats  and-opened   a   strong   fire   on   them.  She   was   supported     by     the    land  batteries. She destroyed two steamers  near the entrance of the harbor. They  were  coming'directly  towards   her.  One    of  them   went   on the   rocks  and  the others   sank.   The Retvizan  observed four steamers in a | sinking  condition   and   eight   torpedo    boats  departing slowly to rejoin the.waiting  Japanese warships.    A portion of the  crews of; the Japanese vessels .were  drowned.     The; grounded steamer is  still burning.   The enemy is observed  in the offing of Port Arthur in  two  lines.   The entrance of the harbor is  open.    We had no losses.  Wasiiingto?., Fob. 24.���������Secretary of  State Hay has .been informed that  Japan has negotiated a treaty with  Corea whereby she guarantees the  independcnifc and integrity of Corea.  In return Corea gives Japan extensive  military rights and it is presumed that  Japan is given the right to fortify  Corea and assume control of all of  Corean defenses.  "London, Feb. 'JA The British naval  estimates submitted to the Commons  to-day call for an expenditure of  $184,-145,000.  Cor.UMiius, Ohio, Feb. 24.���������General  Dick was today nominated by Ohio  Republicans to succeed .the''late  Senator. - Hanna as United ���������*' States  Senator.    His election is assured.  Hay, Oats, Bran, Shorts, Feed Wheat, ty.  Flour, Rolled Oats, Etc. J1"  Bacon,  Hams,   Eggs,  Canned Goods,  Groceries  Etc., Etc.  and  ORDERS SHIPPED SAME DAY  AS   RECEIVED  r MACKENZIE AVENUE. *  itytytytytytytytytytyty ty ty ty ty tytytytytytytytytyi  si  War Notes  ith  Inside Guard���������A. Harris.  Outside    "   ���������W. Lawrence.  Trustees���������S. Needham, J. E. Long.  Kootenay Central.  There is >��������� projected riiilniiid from  Goldau tu a point at or near Klko on  the Crow's Nest. Dr. 11 ugh Watt, of  Fort Steele, president of the company,  was at the coast lately interviewing  tho legislature for assistance. The  charter says Dr. Watt allows construction to the boundary and the line  has been granted a subsidy from the  Dominion Parliament.  The distance from Slko to Golden is  about 180 milesand the projected route  lies through fertile valleys unequalled  for the production of fruits, vegetables  aud grains, There is also a wealth of  mineral and timber. The climate and  scenery ijre pf the best and there are it  number pf fjplwif-id Uiinoral springs,  thus making the, "section an ideal  summer resort.  About 70 miles of the road is already  surveyed and it is expeeied construction will commence this summer.  Quadrille Prizes.  In the item regarding the Quadrille  clubs final dance of the season in our  last issue we omitted to mention the  winners of the three prizes offered for  the biggest cake, the best plate of  sandwiches and the best cake. A  se pf $11) was (Hvjdj-d (vmopg thp  o supcfissful con test *(,nts. .Mrs.  J}. .T;icksqn carried off t}ie honors on  the first, while the judges decided that  Mrs, Williamson ot Bennison's hakery  b*vd the finest pinto of aandwiohoH,  Miss Pj|.lir.jer won the prize on the best  pake according to quality, The judges  were Mrs. H. A. Brown and Mrs. J.  Doyle.  nupe  three  For the past-week the war question  has turned itself into a sort of picture  book. The war artists have certainly  been doing overtime, and if one were  to collect the numerous cuts appearing  in the American and Canadian papers  they would have an assortment of  views on every imaginable and unimaginable phaze of the war from  St. Petersburg to Yokohama.  Tliere has been nothing of particular  importance since the bombardment of  Port Arthur. Admiral Alexiif ,has  retired from that town and according  to despatches is concentrating ��������� his  forces at Amur. ':'��������� Reports' and despatches are numerous and conflicting,  being confirmed one day and denied  the next. It is- probably safe to  hazard that he is giving up the. naval  side of it and preparing to attempt a  settlement on land.  The spirit in the action of the Russian "government reminds'' us of the  words of the coon when Yhis dusky  damsel gave liim the mitten. "I want  dem presents back." Thinking the  United States were not in sympathy  with theni," the ^Russians have caii-  celledall-theiriiotir-s price and'exhibits  al the St. Louis world's exposition.  Japan rubs it in very neatly when she  immediately applies for the., space  occupied by Russia as an additional  space for her own exhibits. Rough  and masterful as we coneeieve the  the Russian Bear- hc is not without his  v.'in of childishness.  Quo writev in referring to the  flgbtors from the Littlo Island speak  of them as "The frisky, flea like .lap."  This is particularly pertinent to the  matter in hand when the Japanese  Secret Service is considered. As the  New York Sun has it: "If you should  take a Jap, shave off his little moustache, let,his hair grow and braid a  false queue into it and then dress him  up in Chinese garments, how many  Americans do you suppose could tell  him from llio.real original Simon  puio John Chinaman."   .  The experiment has been tried many  times and is an acknowledged,fact and  still less could the Russians detect the  counterfeit Jap. As a result the  Secret Service of Japan are'in nnd  through Manchuuia and know as rrinch  of the Russian movements as. the  Russians do'themselves.  Another evidence of childishness is  the movement to displace Admiral  Alexiff, blaming him for the reverse  at Port Arthur. On the admiral they  foolishly lay all blame simply hecauso  he is the head and Russian intrigue is  at work to put in . their favorite  although perhaps a better could not  be found than in the present Admiral  Alexiff.  It will be rememhereil ? thai tho  Admiral visited the. Coast some yoars  back and W������B aecordod a banquet in  Victoria, Ho was accredited by naval  men and others at Esquimaltas being  a thorough gentleman and a true  soldior.  Grand Black  Chapter' is Instituted���������Reports show a Large  Gain in   Membership   of the  Order in the Province.  The Provincial Orange Grand Lodge  of British  Columbia opened its fourteenth annual meeting on Wednesday  of last week at Ladner.  On Tuesday night a Grand Black  Chapter was instituted by Grand Organizer Thos. A. Duff.  The opening ceremonies rf the Grand  Lodge took * place on ' Wednesday  morning at, 10 o'clock with Grand  Muster Bro. Robert Bell, of Kamloqps,  in the chair.  The report of., the,Grand Searelary  gave an excellent review of the work  of the Grand Lodge during tl.e past  year. It-showed that 250 initiations  and 40 reinstatements had taken place  Hockey  In the game lust, Friday night between the Inter-mediates and Seniors  the latter won by a score of 9 goals to  zero. Notwithstanding the fact that  the ice was in a wretched condition  the play was at times quite fast and  some good pass and combination work  was done by the Seniors.  The intermediates put up a plucky-  fight and stayed witii their opponents  to the finish. Considering the play of  the Senior team against the Intermediates the former must have beeu  up against the real thing at Rossland  else they would have brought bacfc  victory.  The personnel of the teams was as  follows:  Seniors ��������� Woods, goal: Sawyer,  point: Edwards, cover point: Barber,  rover, H. Bews, right, wing; Graham,  centre; Allan, left wing.  Intermediates���������Cao, "goal":  -Calder,  point; Wickens,  cover" poiuf:;  Chambers,   rover;   Swan,   right ~wing;Mc-_  Cann, centre.: W. Beivs, left wing.'  , Quite 'a  erawd witnessed the match  ���������  and the receipts went up to $27.75.  .   The   teams   have  won-'and lost one  each' now "and will probably play off  md  that   125  certificates   had   lieen  deposited.    The total additions to the |the t!������ in tlle n������-r future.  The intermediate team which played  at   Vernon   ou   Friday   last returned  ���������K. Howson & Co have received a  large shipment of Linoleums from  Scotland.    uvyuuiuv.i. a.,.,.   i.s>b(..  IllUllklUllO   iv   lilt: I  order during the year amounted to 323.1  Four new lodges had been organized  during 1003 and several more were  about to be formed, including one at  Port Moocly, to be organized on March  3rd, with a membership of 00.  The finances of the Grand Looge  were shown to be in a healthy condi-  tian from a report submitted by Grand  Treasurer Bro. J. J. Tulk, of Vancouver. The sum of $215.05 is on hand.  He referred to the proposed increase  in the per capita tax of the subordinate  lodges, which would greatly increase  the revenues of the Grand Lodge.  Grand Organizer Duff, who, by request of the Supreme Grand Master,  Dr. Sproule, Toronto, acted as his  representative at the meeting, was  give������ a hearty vote of thanks for hi.s  efforts to extend the membership of  Ihe order since his arrival in .this province. In reply be conveyed thc best  wishes_of_the Supreme-Grand Lodge  ollicials for the success of the order iu  the west.  Among the delegates present were  Kight Worshipful Grand Master Rob-  ert Bell, Kamloops; Bro. Thos. Duke,  J. Walinsley, John Jackson. D. Donaldson, William Hunt, James Robinson, Capt. R. G. McSpaddon. H.  Mitchell, Bv. T. AV. Jeffs, ll. Brechin,  Itev. R. Newton Powell, II. M. Montgomery. A. Robinson, .1. J. Tulk.  Vancouver; John Wallace, J. .1.  Wul-.li, il. P. ll.'izulmere, Victoria: B.  Croft, G. McMur-pIry, George Har-  greaves. W. Stickney, X. Stevenson.  Xew Westminster: J. H. Atkinson,  Chilliwack; John Hamill, Armstrong;  John Godwin, Vernon: T-\ O. Ilarmer,  Central Park: D. Gibbanl. ICdward  Bush, Mission; Thomas Codd, Ladner.  home Sunday morning. -The Vernon  lads piled up a score of 11 goals to  Revelstoke's 1. The .severe defeat  sustained by Revelstoke, however,  was entirely wiped out by the magnificent manner in which they were  entertained during their visit. Their  only regret is that the season Ls too-  far advanced for them to return the  compliment by inviting Vernon to-  play a game here.  The ladies hockey team leave tomorrow morning for Rossland to play  two games with the ladies of that  city. The following comprise tbe  team:���������Miss Nellie Dunne, goal; Miss  Pettipiece, point: Mi=s Vina Coleman,  cover point; Miss Bessie Sawyer, centre: -Miss A. Buck, left wing; Miss M.  Corley, right wing: Miss Muriel Buck,  rover. The girls put in a good practice -iast-night-and���������surprised- the-  spectators with their combination.  We wish the giils every success and  have no doubt they will give a good  aceountrif themselves. Ono game will  take place on Saturday aud one on  Monday night. Mrs. Walter Bews  will accompany the team.  Wreck on C. P. R  No. 1 was 10 hours late yesterday  pulling into Revelstoke this morning  at 8 o'clock. The cause of this was an  accident near Castle Mountain. A  rail became displaced on the ties and  the baggage, colonist, first class and  tourist cars wero derailed, the first  three being turned completely over.  The engine held the rails however and  not a great deal of damage was done.  The baggageman was thrown from the  car and for some time it was thought  he was killed, but he was fcuind shortly after although quite unconscious.  Beyond a shaking up none of the  passengers were injured. The wrecking crew came out from Calgary and  the west bound got under way again  at 11 o'clock last night.  Curling.  The   following   games   lrave    been  played this week: .  Calgary Brewing Cup-  Dallas S, Rae 0.       .',    ���������*"      .'  Burns Cup��������� (  Brown II, McCarter 10.,  Brown 1-1, Kincaid 7. .  Green Curlers Competition���������*       '   -f'  ���������Sutherland 13, Miller 6.,'  "   .,  Field 13, Bain 0.  Wells 13, Scott 7.  Adams 13, liorn'ell S." .' . '  Sutherland 12, Adains 0..  An interesting game todk place last  night,  when a rink of .third players  went up against a rink of''skips with  the following result:  SKIPSj  !'���������  D. M. Rae  A. M. Pinkham  A. E. Kincaid  J. A.Dallas, skp 11  THIRD MESr  A. XV. Crowe '  CR. McDonald;.  E, Sturdy . -, <  3. H.Jaeksoni sk'S  Insane.  A young man from Grand Forks  named Carmicael was taken west on  Monday night to the Provincial Asylum at New Westminster. His mind  was deranged owing to excessivq  efforts in training for hockey. n  -f w-vi��������� .  us  ������������������usiv'sV^v^.'s- v-twy** ���������%f%vfvx, -*."**v*p  h St-ATT'r  r   ~ - -^  ^T{      A.Tale of a Oaravan      ������-*"���������"���������'  ^������ A NOVEL 4^  tf ��������� ��������� *  busted hrmJolf for several minutes,  and finally, having ��������� concealed  the work on Which ho was engaged,  extinguished th������ light. Thou, after  glancing suspiciously round him nn  every sine, lie walked rapidly down  Ihe sand- hill and (li.iaiir.iua.i-uU iu lira  direction .ot ������������������ lie nen. ������  Not/until Ire distinctly hoard tlio  ���������plash ol oars, and saw tho blank sillier,rette ol rln- boat pass mil from the  Bhadow or tirr- rock on ths rnoonlii sea,  did Urinkley again begin to stir: and  fven then lie did so very e.auriously,  Jest hrs figure should Iro perceived  r*gainst the moonlight hy llv* lynx-  eyed rower. Creeping in' hands and  knees, he again crawled lo lire mysterious ajy.it, arrd found, as ho had  indeed anticipated, that the hole was  covered up, and rhe. wooded lid or  trap- door ko carefully covered wilh  stones and loose s:tn:l as to be completely hidden.  His first impulse, wa.s to displace llio  'debris, and at., one" to exolnro. die  mysterious place; but' reflecting that  he was unprovided wiih lights of arry  'kind, and that the cavity below would  most certainly be irr total darknes.s.he.  determiuerl to .postpone Iris visit of  inspection tint ir daylight. By ih s  ."time thore was no sight or sound of  the boat. 'niT.Lig to his feet, h". muted. It was al! eery well to talk of  returning ano.h^r timo, but how was  he to find .'.lr;: spat? The sea of .sandy  : hillocks str-;'.lcb-.,.;l on every side, and  / he knew now difficult it was lo  , disrlnguish on: h lork from alio h-r.  (As to tho oarrrrs of loose si ones, ������u-h  cairns were nearly as numerous as  ihe hillocks themselves.  *At   daybreak     tb<:   next       day       he  strolled bac.lc along    the crags,'   first  ���������taking a   oird's- eye iview of r:iie   Tillage; and perceiving no sight  of  V'"i:-  liam Jones wbri had doubtless no idea  ithat he would rise so  early    be   soon  lound   the spot  where  he   had      stood  overnight,   watching tha  approach   "C  ���������the boat; and first reoon-'oh cr'n i   th?  neighborhood, struck off nmong"    rhi  ���������sand- hilts.  At first ll". was guided  rry  ���������footprints,   lint as     tht*.    sand       grew  harder, lh..*se rf'sapp.-aired.   At long, lr,  after a  somouhni .jewiiuoiing -siiarcli, :  he found thir sand- hill  he sought, tho  rock wilh hi; ina.k up ur it, tb .'    cross  marked  iu   the  ground,   and     finally,  ,-fhe well- concealerl inouih of thr: hole.  He looked keenly to  right  and   left.  Ko  one was   visible.   Stooping     finwti  he displaced the stones end loose aa nil  Yand  disclosed the traps.door  w-i.h its  .Iron ring.  A  long pull; a strong pull,  and   up casre the trap.    Opim .<esrirni*.!  (Beneath a.m was a   dark cavity, with  'a slanting: p?Uh      descending into th'.  tbowels of the earlh. '  .   Anxious  to lose no time,  he squco.z-   .  led I 'himself through tb'-s rrpsrture. and Y  began  descending.      While he did- so  ���������he-beard  the hollow  roaring  he  had'  heard the night before.   As    ho . pru-  .ceeded he drew out a   box of matches  and a   candle,  which he lit.   Proceeds  ing cautiously on his buck, and      restraining'   himself   with his      elbows:  from too rapid descent, he found himself surrounded not by sand,   but   by t  solid  rock, aiid,    peering    downward, ;  saw that he was looking down into a  .large subtorranean cave. |  . Just beneath him wus a flight of ,  'steps cut'in the solid rook. Descending these carefully, tor they were ���������  slippery as ice, he reached the bottom,  and'found it mad-' of sea- gravel arrd  loose shell:*, tormina, indeed, a dr-  ���������cline' like th? sea- shore itself, to the  edge ot which filing about half lh-3  caverm th* waters of the sea crept  "with a long, monotonous moan. ��������� Al*-  ���������proaching the water's edge he saw  facing him the solid back of the cliff,  but",just at the base there was an;  opening, a sort of slit, almost touching the waves at all- limes, quite  touchrng th,:-m when the swell rose,  and ihrough this opaning crept beams  of daylight, turning ibe waves to a  clear malachite green.  The mystery was now clear enough.  The cave'(.o-'municat'eil directly wi h  .the =ea, bu" in such a way as to make  an entrance lor any large object impossible  fr-j.~  that  direction.  Turning, tis beck upon the water,  and hol'liivi up the* candle, he examb'-  ���������ed. theinti.ior.  .. Puncheons cf rum and other spir-  atsi''bales ol woo', planks of mahogany and p:n *. oars, broken masts, ceils  .of "rope, .tangles of running rigging,  flags o������ a'l nations, and articles of  -KUeh^rhaler-isl^s'is-usefUoiusMpboaxii^,  swinging ->.Ms. b-as-j swrngin-r-  lanrps. mast- n ud i.-mt-rn-, am! h in -  ���������mocks, encu-h .-lid to spare, In .short,  to fit out r-. small fleet oi vessHs. Lost  'in1 amazement, Brinkley exam'n d  this cx-riio rtin-iry hoard, the accumulation douu; I'-S.s ol" many years. All  et once bis eye tell upon a large  convas hag, rotten with age and  poping open. It wai as frrll as it  could hold with piece* of gold, boring the superscription of the mint  of frp-iin.  O W.I Ham Jones! William Jones!  And all th*s Iras yours, at least by  right ot plunder, upon tbe Queen's  teaway; al! this which, turned in'"  cash, would have made u man rich  bevond the dreams of avarice, was the  possession of One who lived like a  miserlr -beggar, grudged himself and  his fli-lth and blood the common necessaries of lifo. and had never been  known, trom boyhood upward, to  give a starving'feilow creature so  much as a crust of bread, or to drop  a penny into the poor- boxl O Wrl-  iiarn Jones!--William Jones!  The above reflection and parenlh's-  s belong, not to the present    writer,  but to my adventurous discoverer, the  captain of the Caravan.  *    As  Brinkley  proceeded on   his   tour  of  inspection  he    became  more     and  more Struck'.with   wonder.      iN'othing  seemed   too  Insignificant,  or   too   preposterously   useless,   for   secretion   in  /that     extraordinary    ship's       cavern.  |"For what purpose had books been car-  Tied  theraf Certainly   not  to  form  a  'library,  for William Jones could  not  read.     ,As  curiosity  deepened   tlrink-  |ey' opened  somo  of   the  forlorn   volumes,  covered  with  m'ldew,  and   full  tot  hideous! crawling   things. Most  ���������rere in foreign tongues, but there  were several English novels half a  century old, and .a.'book of famous  "Voyages," also iu English. Near to  them r,were some large ���������, pa per rolls ���������  ships', charts,  evidently,    and  almost  falling to pSocos. And on top of the  charts wasa liny;"prayer-bo6k, slime  covered and dripping wet I  What   possessed   Jfrrnkley   to        examine'.the--prayer-' book   I    can     nol*  dui.armine,  but in after years lie    al-  ; ways averred  thai ii  was an inspiration.       Al.   any   rate   ho   did   open   it,  '  and  saw  that,  lhe  fly-leaf  was covei-  : ed   wilh   ivriiing,  yellow,  difficult    to  ; decipher,   fast   fading    away: Uur  what   moro parr icrrlarly  attracted  his  ��������� attention  was a louse piece of pnrelr-  j ment,       fastohu:l     lo     lhe   litle-page  I  with   a   rusty   pin,   arrd   covered     alt.ii  I  with   writtoxi   characrers.  j      Fixirifj   ttii   candle   on   a   nook       in  i   tho damp waJl  he inspect ed  tho litle-  I  pago  and  deciphered   those,  words:  !      "Christmas- eve.   18 iI, on board  tl.n  i ship   'Trinidad,'   fas'i   breaking   up   nn  I   tho   Wulsh   coast.        If  any   Christian  j  soul  should   find   this  b:iok  nnd   these  linos   whore    I   place,   thorn,   if       ihey  sink not with   thoir bon ret* (on win m  I   leave   my   last   despairing   blessing)  to  tho  bottom  of   the  sea,  or  if (Jo.I  in   His   infini'io   mercy   should    spare  and  save  tiro  littlo child." (The  book  trembled  in  his  hand  as ho  read.  Tbo  wrhing  wont on:)  "I   enst   hor adrili  in   her cradle  irr  sigh:  of shonv on a  littlo   raft   mado   by   my  own   liands.  'Tis   a   dosperato   hope,   bul   Ho     can  work   miracles,   and   if   it   is   His   will  sho may  bc saved.      Ai Inched  to I his  holy   book aro  the   proofs  of  her poor  dead   mother's     marriage    and       my  darling's   birth.   May   she   live   to   inherit      my    namo.      Signed,  M-ittbew  Thorpo   Monk,   Colonel,   15ch   Oavalry,  Bengal."  'The  mystery  was  deepening indeed!  A't   last    Brinlrle.y   thrust   the   baok  and   its contents into his pocket,  and  aOter one look  round   took  tbo candl-.*  and   made his  way   up   tho  rocks  and  out  of   tho  cave.       When  ho saw   the  light   of 'day   above   hiru   he  blow  oui  the light and crawled  up Ihrough the.  aperture.       Then,   .standing   on       t he  lonely sand-hill, ho surveyed the scene  on every sido.      Thero was no sign oi  any   living soul.  I wonder  If jou  oan koip  Yes,-on" refleolion ;I  Now,   before   wo  Malt,   first   you  Yuy   hero ana  Ali.  think i to   ���������sa-y   that    wl1  cnmK   again  k,_  Ol.r.A-Pfi'ihl'R XT.  Mysterious     Behavior   of   the    Young  . Go.ii'Jluinan.       i  'About this timo Malt noticed a  curious change come ovor her artist  friend. Ho was more thojghtful and  consequently   loss   entertaining.  ���������Now this style, of proceeding would  certainly have caused her some annoyance., bu't for- one compensating  fact which put the balance entirely  on the other side. it was .-evident  that, despite thu change, Brirrkloy's  interest in Matt was not lessoning;  nay, it raihar seem:*.d to to on the  increase; rind this fact Matt, very-  woman as she was, was quick to perceive. ���������������������������..���������..  Very often on looking suddenly iu.  him sho found his eyes fixod wonder-  ingly and sympathetically upon her.  She asked irirn on one occasion what  he'was-thinking about.   .'  "You, Matt," he.answered, .promptly. "I- was." trying ' io ' imagine," be  continued, seeing her blush, and hang  her hoad, "how you would look in  silks and velvets; got up, in fact,  like a grand demoiselle.; What would  you say, now, if a good fairy were  to fiiid you out some day1 and -we're  to offer to change you from ,'what  you are to a line young lady ���������would  you.say Yes?"  Matt-reflected for a moment, then  she followod hor feminine, instinct  and nodded hor head vigorously.  "Ah!���������by the way. Matt, can jou  read 1"  "Print,   not   writing."   , ,  ���������   "And  write ?" "-':  ���������;   ���������  ,   .".Just  a  bit I" '  -  ' '  "   Who       taught   you? William  Jones?"      '���������-..-. '���������"'':  'Wo, that he didn't; I learned oft  Tim Penrenn down village. William  Jbne3, he can't read, and he can'i.  write; no more can William Jones's  father."  "Ah," returned the young man, assuming his flippant manner, "you find  ma tedious company, I fear. 'The fact  is, I am geneially affected in this  manner in the present state of the  moon. But come to-morrow, Mati.  Your presence does me good."  However, the next, day passed, and  tho next again, and there wai no sign  of Matt... He began to think the.  child had taken offense, and that he  would have to seek her in her own  home, when he.r opportune appearance  prevented the journey. He was taking his breakfast one morning inside  the caravan, when he suddenly became conscious r.har. ilatt was standing   outside   watching  him.  "Oh, you are there, are you?*' ha  said, coolly. "Come in and have  some   breakfast,   Malt."  He rose nfig'wen.ly, w"n' to the  door, and held forth his hand; Matt  took it, gave one spring, und landed  insidp the  vehicle.  Tim, another "knife an<f fork "for  the young lady ���������s -mi! more eggA and  milk; in l'a<*:., an., tiring you've got '"  said Brinklev, as he pliced a sear, for  Matt   at   the   little   table.  Tirn gavo a grim- of dissatisfaction.  This "bold colleen," as ho called her,  was becomiri.'T too much for hrm, bin  he perforce <,!i*y(*d his master's commands. Ma: i sit down and at"  with an appetite. Urinific;, playe-d  negligently wilh liis knife, and  watched   her.  "It is two days since you were  here, Man," said he. "f was s-r-  iously thinking of coming to look  for you. Why wo-il In't you come  before '!"  "���������'("wasn't   that!"   said   Matt. "I  couldn't I" '  ;  "Couldn't ?   Why?"  "Why, ho wouldn't lei me, William  .Tones. Tie says he'll smash me if  I  come  here and   tal.k   lo yon."  As Matt spoke he.r bosom heaved  and   her oyes flashed  fire.  "Re ji in't. at home to-day," she  sard, In answer t.o tho J'oung man's  query concerning the ex- wrecker;  "he's gone up to market- town and  won't  bn  back  before  night."  As Brinkley looked at hor a sudden    thought   seemed   to   striko   him.  "Matt," he said, "you and I will  go wreck- hunting this afternoon ;  that  is, if yorr've  no objection."  She certainly ha'd none; wherever  he went sha seemed willing to follow. In a very little while tho two  started off. It. was Urinkley who  led this lime, Matt walking along  besido   him   like  a   confiding  child.  "Hy the way, Malt," hn said, presently, "you told me once of treasures being hidden among the sandhills.      Did anybody ever  find  any?"  "Not   that    i   know   on."  "William   Jones,   for   instance V  "No.   X,castwnys   I don't   know."  "Well, what worrld yotr sny, Mall,  ill I  tokl  you thit   I had found orre?"  "If youi"  lo  have  "Yes.  secret ?  you  can  further,  hand in mimv' and promise never to  mention until I give you permission  what I am about to confMo in you  now."  Matt's curiosity was aroused.  "All right," she replied, eagerly.  "I   sha'n'i   toll."  "Very good," replied Hrinkley; "wo  will now proceed."  They passed on uniong tho sandhills, and came to the entrance o������ tho  cave. Jir-inkloy removed tho stones  and sand from tho hole, and entered.  Breathless with curiosity, Malt followed. They ritiehed the bottom.  Brinkley struck a "light, and  jminted ont to. her sill tho wonderful treasures which tho eavo contained. It was suoh u surprise to lho  girl that for a time sho oould do nothing but stare aird stare in speechless  wonder. Whistling gayly, Urinkley  turned about tho casks ot rum and  brandy, and thrust his hands into (he  bags and lei the gloaming gold slip  thr-ough his fingers.  Mntt's amazement turned into awe.  "Don't," sho said, in a fearful whisper; "it belongs to tho fuirios."  Brinkley laughed.  "It belongs lo a vory substantial  fairy. Malt," bul 1 don'l think that  to-day I will mention that fairy's  name. Did you ever* seo so muoh  monoy In all your life beforo, Matt?"  Sho shook her head, but her eyes  wero still fixed   upon  the  gold.  "1 seo," observed Urinkley, flippantly, "the sight of that gold fascinates you. Well, so it did mo at  first,  but you soo what  use does. I  can regard rt now with comparative  calmness. However, I havo ii particular wish to accustom you to the.  sight of wealth; therefore I shall  bring you here and show you this  now and again. Come, Matt, tell mo  what you would do if you wero very  rich, if all thrs flotsam and jetsam in  fact belonged to you."  Without the. slightest hesitation  Matt replied:  "I should give it to you��������� leastways  halt ofoit."  "Ah, the reply is characteristic, and  clearly shows you are not at present  fitted to become tho possessor of  riches. But [ shall bring you to the  proper state ol mind in time, no doubt.  The next time f ask you a similar-  question you will propose to givu me  a third, the next an eighth, and so  on, until you will finally come lo a  proper state ol* mind, and decline to  give me any at all. And now that 1  have made you a sharer of my secret  we will go."  They left they cave once more and  made their way back across the .sandhills, Urinkley pausing to obliterate  their footprints as-thay went. Whin  thoy had proceeded 'sorrre distance he  paused, and took tho gjrl's hand.  "Good-by, Matt,"    said  he.      "If   it  wasn't tor that promised smashing   I  should certainly see you home."  .   "Then  do," returned  Matt. "I don't  care if he does smash  me!"  "Probably not, but I. do. It would  be an episode in your career which it  would not be pleasant to refljct upon  ���������therefore, good- by, Matt ��������� and ���������  aiid  God bless ydu, my girli'.'  ??  'Flo gave her a fatherly 'salute upon  the forehead; a bright flush overspread her cheek as sho bounded away.  Brinkley watched her until she was  out of eight, then he turned, and  strolled quietly on in the "direction of  the Caravan.  "It's a strango game," hersaid, "and  requires caretul willing. T wonder  what, my next move ought  to be?"  Ho thought very deeply, but when  ho reached the Caravan he found fc  had corr.e to no definite conclusions as  to his plans. Ha therefore partook  cheerfully of the repast which Tim  had prepared for him, and after he  had smoked a couple of pipes in the  open air he retired to rest.  The next morning he began pondering again.  "I have got my trump card," h? said  to himself, "but how to play up to  it? T hare, a splendid hand, biit it  will want skillful managi.-.g if I am  to w-r'n the game. Ci'. fnls? move  would do tor. me, for my opponents  ara crafty foxes, and they ar������ two  against one. L'What is my right move,  I wonder? I wish some good fairy  would-guide me."  He took out his pipe, which was his  usual-consoler, and smoked wb'le he  took a lew tu-ns o-i the green sward  outside   the Cira7.in.  Suddenly an r"d������r?. struck him.  "1 think I'll pay n domiciliary visit  to Mr. Monk," h? said, "t can meet  him now on pretty eriual terms. It  I hint a lew things to hrrn the am-  iible r.e.n'Acmnn tuny think of becoming just."  He cal 11 a* up Tim  and  s"nt him   on  some trivial errand   down to  the   vil-  ]jl??:==it41?=������y ?s h������* ^������������������-ris well  out of I pb���������f||HncQ-  e.iV'd  Jfju't.       Suffice i.  n   the   young   man  gloomy  from    the  . ..0     emerged      ���������     0 j  ������l    ^������ .aI> I shadows of the dwelling there  was   n  ������������������C.l,'.���������.>0"������ /eurious smile upon hi.s face, whilo Mr  if Monk, who had followed him    to    th:r  door and  watched  his  rolreating   figure, wore a   horrible    expression      >7t  hatred  and fear.  No sooner had he disappeared than  Monk left tho house also, und following a loot- path through lho woodr,  mado straight for Wil .i.i in Jones's  cottage. .Entering unceremoniously,  ho found Ihat worthy seated besido  (he hearth; without a word ho rushed  upon him, seized"him by the. throat,  aud began pu'nirucl.ng his head upon  tho wall.  Tho nun*!, urns so sudden Hint for  sevornl m nut.-* Wi liam Jun-s off *r d  no resistance whatever. Indeed, so  passive was he, And so violent was tiro  rage of nis opponent, thai thoro wii.s  every prospect of his head being beaten In a Ji'.lly. i'loserrl ly, however,  Monk's lury abating, his unfortunate  victim wns allowed to pick himself up'.  Ho sat and slarod lioforo him, whilo  Monk, looking like, the Kvil Ono himself, glared savagely in his faco.  "Tan villain! You accursed, treauh-  erout. BCourrdrol!" ho said. "Toll mo  what you've done, or I'll  kill you!"  Hut William Junes was urrcorr.icioirs  of having done anything, and ho sni.i  as much, whorer'rpjn Monk's f.*r,;  seemad about to rise agairr.  'Mr. JMonk," cried William Jones,  in terror, "look yo now, loll mo whirl's  lho matter?"  "I mean you to le'rl m-.������ .whnt you  have boon hiding fronr rue all lb-so  yearg. ."Something e.'in������ ashore wi h  that ch I'J��������� something thai might le.ul  to he.r identity, a nd you have kept it,  Ijlhinking to realize, money upon it. or  '   mo  rn  your   power. \**hn!  light from ������ho wall, and held It close*  to Brinkley's eyes. Y " ''    .  Satisfied that ho did not breathe, ho  climbed up the path and rejoined" his  trembling companion. They passed  out of the place, hurriedly replacing;  the trap- door, and piled on sand and  stones.  "There!" said Monk, irilh a wild  smiN on his deadly pare face. "Ho  at, again. Como.  , iy  a way,      foi-.  . k.  leaving      the  Qfcjavail   in the  won't trophl"  comol"  And  he sir:  lowed hy \V������I r  1   -i Jot.  young man -t"  subterranenr  1 *m  to ���������*���������';.  iipoak,  I'll       sir-angle  wilh  JJid yot  Tel  burn  with him the  rving au.iclcd  ip*r, on which  trucf ion������, he  off  "TrTTr^rvay"'"rirTnTTb-y pnte.ted rtf"Ca~ra~  van. prorln^e'l .some papers from the  inner pock;:; of hi_s coat and locked  tbera   up securely  in   hi.*:   trunk.  ".-o far so good," he K'lid. "My amiable fri'-nd m.iy irot he in an amiab'o  mood, nnd I don't wish hrm to get.  anv  advantage of me!"  He. did not oven rak''  key of tho box, hut. h:  to It a small piece of p  wera somo wn;ten ins  hid it. in thc Caravan and started  upon  hrs journey.  It was a nark, .-. gloomy morning,  g'ving every promise of coming  storms. as n" pissed through thn  wood which snrr-oriri'led Monkshsirst  house, me wind v. hira led softly among the trees, mak'ng a nvran Ilk:? the  sound of human voices.  "A gloomy p!nre,",jrnirl Brinkley; "a  fit residence for such as h������\ Arry dark  deod might be committed here and  who.would know?"  Tho path which he followed was a  neglect.ed carriage- drive., strewed  with stones, overgrown with weeds,  and bordered on either side��������� by the  thick trees of the forest. Presently  the trees parted and ho carne in view  of the hou*"ta.  A largo gloomy- looking building,  as neglected as tiro woodland in tho  center of which it: stood, ft seemed as  if only a part of It was Inhabited, and  tho large garden at its back was unprotected by any wall, and full of  overgrown fruit trees.  Tho door was opened by a grim  elderly woman. ITe. inquire'! for Mr.  Monk, and was informed Ihat ho wns  nt home. The next moment ho was  standing fn a lonely library, whore  the owner of the. house was busy writing. Monk roso and tho two stood  face to face.  '.means it?  |i\vou!"  JJut William Jones was evidently  liana bin to speak, being perfectly pi:-  Bal;-20d with fear. Monk strelc.h-d  pforlh his hands to seize hirrr again.  when tho old man, who had boon a  li horrifi-d .vp-.c.retor of all Ibis, su.'d.'.n-  |j.ly broke in with:  "1,-ook yo, now, f   know there.      was  ummat.      It we.ro      a      leetie.     book.  Kstuffod in Ihe fionl of hor f -ock."  |.-     "A   book!"  rui urned   .Monk,  ea^rrly.  "and What did yorr du  mo that, yoi, old fool!  it?"  1 , "Burn it?" ('.-."bitned (he o'h-r. "No,  mister, we don't burn no.liiri', Will'am  |.'ind  mc.      You   know where   yoir   pn  it,   William  dear.     In   the   old" place."  ".Then curse you for an avaricious  old devil,"thundcred Monk. "Th ��������� book  has boon stolen��������� do you hoar?��������� sto.-  en   by that young painter!!'  Ho could say no more; the offo:-.t of  liis. words upon Wii.'iam Jones mu  electrical. He gavr*. ono wild .shriek  and began tearing his hair. ; It now  became hi.s turn to moan and rave.irn-l  for sortie time nothing coherent could  be got from him.  At lcngt h, howove.r, Monk gathered  that there was some secret hirtirrc-  place  Which   Brinkley  had  discovered.  "I thought: his poking and prying  meant summ*}," nv aired Wil'i m  .Ton's. T fanci rd, too, I se-m mark  i' lhe.3and, but T never could find no  one near, and I Ihought they was my  own marks. Oh, what will come to  me!   I'm ruined!'!  'Curse your folly!" exclaimed Monk;  ���������'you've "brought' it all on', yourself'by  your own greed, and you don't.deserve  I .should help you; but I will help you!  Listen then! It is clear that thi-  young man has possessed himself  somehow of .your'secret and mine. Bu!  from what he. said to' me, I fancy ho  has not as yot divulged it to a single  soul. He is the only bnmun being  we have to fear. Wo mu3t cease to  f.iai   him.      Do you understand?"  No, W-'IIrrrm .Tones did. not. understand; so in order "to mako his moaning clear, Mr. Monk drew liim out  from the c.ittnge, and whisper ed  something in his car. WU'run .To*:es  turned white as death, and bogan to  tremble all ovor.  "I couldn't do it, sir," he monnr.d.  'Look  ye now���������T   couldn't   do it!"  Monk stamped hi.*: foot impnli-n! 1 ':  (hi-n he turned to his frightened victim. ' -  'Listen to mo, Wil'bm Jones. You  ought to Know by. Urs time thai. I  h:iv.'. boi h the power and dclermi nation to eifecr mv end'. Contin;*.?. I i  oopose me. and play lhe. fool, and all  ���������hat powe( shall be used acninsl yon  Do you heart I. will ruin you! I wil:  hand you over to the authorities a.s a  -hi'if��������� I will have you tried for c.on-  c-.-iling t lie pa pe rs whirlr might hiv  proved the ide.n i'y of lln child found  wished ashore fifteen years ago? Dr,  you  bear?"  Mr. 3b.uk evidently knew ihe nature of the man wilh w. om lie had to  deal: for after a. !i:tle nKire conversation. Willi.un Jones, cowering Ik* a  frightened    child,      promised   imp'i i.  when A\������  satisfa--.  show   nn.  Cfl'Ar'TKIt XII.  Buried I  It fs not my purposa lo describe the  Interview  which look place    between  "Now, then," sauT'JTorvk,"  had broutrSi! raai|-"Yln n  lory Ip.rminaii'in. "you will  ihi-i hiding pf.ne- of  yours."  To fnis William Jones at first ob-  ���������****(er!, but   Monk wns firm.  "Who knoy.-.s." said Ire, "bul there  may be other rli'm;:-: hiving referen-e  in ihe ohTd. I mean io S". for m������������������-  self.      Now, William Jones?"  So Willi'ri -lories, ���������i'-e'rinr iln) -o  sistancJ wouM be rr.-.e'e s: promr-erl lo  rnndurrl his frinl tn h- ,".\-te. n n l a,'-  ter a good de-a! of he*i'ition nnd of  rontlnu'Tl snow of irrrwil Yn,zn -ss on  William Jones's pact, the two nvr,  starred   off.  When they drew near to the o.'ive  William Jones gave a cry. and p-''n-.  ed to tbp "anil. Looking down, Mnn*  clearly saw footprints. They followed them, and found that Ihey led  right to the rnouth.of  the cave.  "it's standing op������'n:" cried William  .'one.-?, es he pointed down wi!h  trembling finger.  ^tl  Follow roe!" a?'id  Monk,    era win  down to the holi>.  .Jon?s followed ;n   te���������or.  As he reached thi ror-kn holov/ h"  heard a sharp cry, and looking do"-  saw, by ine. dim light of a candle  stuck tn tho wall, flrinkloy stni'<zl-  ing helpfesnfy in th ���������pn-,ci>,-ful grip rf  Monk. He'had ' be fin Hp-uriir up'"  from behind, and wrrsh'-lpVsr-i l.h-ou; h  a sort of garotte.       ,  Horrified nnd f rumbling, Wi'lirrn  .Tones was rooted to his  plane.  Suddenly he nnw lb" younit man  fall bne.kwa rd lif'l'-.s. and, with o-i-  ..'st gasp, Ke perfo-.llv sl.ill. M'i'-'c  stooped ovor hirn, and looked Into hi.s  faoo.  "O. Mr. Monk!" cried Willir.m, "is Ve  ���������is hi���������"  "Ho is dead!" wn.s the reply. ".So  much  t In lr������M.*r."  As ho Kpor.:i, he. benl down en-i  serrrclied l.ho young titan's poelfls. Il.<  Iihhv blackened, fo- '������������������* did rrot f'-<t\  what, he sought.      Then he took    tl;.'  fw.iAii^rnna %ttv.  William Jones I.**. Serious.  Ihe two mon walked together  through tbe darkness us far. as the  door of William Jones's but; thou  they parted. Mr. Monk struck a-  cross the sand-hills toward his own  home, while Jonus entered tho door  of his cabin.  ilie would fain hnve found thnt cabin empty, for lho memory of the last  scene in (the ouvo was still upon him,  and made him ns nervous as a child.  But the old man was thoro, and wideawake, nnd evidently pleased at his  son's  return.  "Where havo you been, William  dear?" said he. The quesrion was  innocent enough in itself, but il was  full of hidden meaning for William  Jones.  "Where havo I boon ?" he repeated;  "al  work,   to   be sure!"  Tho tono of his reply siartled, the  old man. lie looked up, and saw; to  his amazement Ihal William was as  white as a ghost, aud trembling violently.  "What's the matter, William  dear if" bo asked, eagerly. "Have you  seen  a wreck,  my  son I"  "No, I ������in't 1" responded his son,  violently; "arwl look yo now, old 'un,  you jest be quiet, aud lot me alone,  tho fa all."  knowing his son's  was told, and Wil-  poLler aimlessly a-  lle was certainly  much, arid was al-  wiilr   a   nervousness  CHAP.T.ER   XHV.  .  .i.;..-���������,..i,The Caravan  Disappears.  Several days passed away, during  which William Jones showed a.  strange and signifi-am affection for  his own fireside. He went out a  little in tho sunlight; but directly  night cama he looked nnd barricaded  tho door as if against thieves, and declined, on any inducement, to cross  the  I hre.'-.hold.  For William Jones wns genuinely n-  fraid; his heu'edittiry calm of mind  was shaken, not so much wilh hotter  at- a murdoioui dc������J, as with consternation that his life-long secret  had  boon discovered b.*,  one man, and  might, sooner or later,  bo diseoverc  Tho    old   man,  temper, did as  ho  liam  continued   to  bout   tho   room,  trembling   very  most   overcome  for  which   ho  himself  could   not    account.       For   ho  was  no  coward.     To  got possession of n  prize on-lho high  seas   ho   would   have, 'faced     a   storm  which   might  well   mako  brave     men  tremble,   not    to  mention     that      he  had   on   moro   than   one  occasion   humanely     hastened    tbo end   of    shipwrecked   sailors,   whom   ho  had   found  and       pillaged   on   the   shore.      After  theso  acts  ho had  bison ablo  to sleep  the   sleep   of   virtue    without     being  haunted   b.v   dead   men's    oyes.       But  now  the  case  was  different.   Ho    had  not   to   deal   with   a   victim   without  friends, a man  whose body, described  as   that  of a  "shipwrecked  mariner,"  could   bo  buried   and   forgot ton   without     more   ado.       In   all '.probability'  thore   would   this   time  bo a   hue  arrd  cry, and  William .Tories trembled  lesi  his       share    in. tho   ghastly  business  might   ultimately   be -discovered.  True,  ho was not actually   tbo culprit,  and so, even  at  the worst,    he.  might .escape   the  gallows;   but   to   a  man  of his sensitive and affectionate  nature the thought of transportation  was  not pleasant.      It was this  thnt  made  him  nervous,��������� this  that   mado  him start and tremble at every sound.  Presently a thought struck him.  "Where's Ma'lt ?" he asked.  "Don't   know,   William    dear;     she  ain't been hero for  hours and  hours.  May   be she's on .the. shore."  "May  *be she  is  ���������I'll   go and   have  a look," returned  William.  It was ten o'clock when he returned; he was still pale and drenched to  the skin.      The  old  man  was dozing  beside the fii-e, arid alone.  "Where's AYfa'ttr?"  asked       William  again.  "Ain't  you seen  her,  William dear?  Well, she ain't here."'  William Jones did look a  littlo uneasy   this   time,  anid it  isl but duo to  him to confess that his uneasiness was  caused   toy   Mali's   prolonged   absence.  Erratic as she was irr hor movements,  she had not been accustomed to slaying   out   so   late,   osi>eciaTly     on      the  night when the rain was pouring, ami  not a .glimmer of star ur moon to bc  seen. ....... ��������� i       r  "Wonder what she's a-doin' of?"  said William; "supposo I'd best, wait  for her. Hero, old man, you go to  bod., d'ye bear ���������you riiu't Wanted  anyhow." ������������������,'   I  The old man accordingly went to  bed, . and William sat up to await  Matt's  return.  Hour after born- passed, and Malt  did riot come. William Jones began  to -dose toy the. tire ���������then ho sunk into   a   heavy   sleep.  Ho awoke with a start and found  thai   it   was   broad   daylight. Tho  f i re_ j.vqs ^ou't,_t:lio _ cai n ��������� had* ..ceased._! ;.o_  fa)l,";rnd tho morning sun was creeping in at the windows. He looked a-  round, and saw thai ho was still' a-  lone. Ho wvm inro Matt's room ���������  it was empty. She hud uot returned. '  Ho was now filled with n vrrgue uneasiness. He mdo up a bit of fire,  and wns nbout lo issue forth ngnirr  in search ot the. Iruant, when all  further trouble was saved him ���������tho  door opened, nod Mutt beraolt rrp-  poa red. '  Sho seomod almost ns rntroh disturbed as William Jones hu'*,plf. Her  faco wns vory pnle, hor hnir ivild, h-r  dress in groat disorder. She, started  on seeing him; then, assuming rnlhor  a dovil- m iy- caro look, she lounged  in.  "You're up early, William .Tones,"  sbe said,.  "Yes, /I am up early," he replied,  gruffly; " Ma use why? ���������'cause I ain't  been to bc I, And where have " you  been?���������  jest  you   tell   mc  that."  "Why ���������I've been out of course I"  returned  '.Iro girl  defiantly.  "'.'hat won't do, Matt," returned  Wrllbrr, J. nos. "Come, you'll jest  t.el' in ' 'l.iro yorr'vo !>aen. You ain't-  been out nil  right .fo.   trolliing,"  Tire girl gave hiin '���������' look half of  defiffneo, half of curio.iity; then she  threw herself down, rather than sat,  upon  a  chair. ������������������������������������'-.'  "I'm tired, I am," she said;..'.' and  hungry and cold I" ''.'"'..  "Will you toll me whero you've  heen, Matt?" cried William Jones,  trembling   with   .stru|ihious  alarm.  "'Course I will, if you keep quiet."  said the girl in nr.^wer. "There ain't  much to toll neither. I were away  along to Ponc.rros. when the heavy  rnin camo nn; then 1 lay down "behind a haystnek and fell asleep, and  whon I woko up It was daylight, and  I come home."  William Jones looked at her steadfastly and long; then, as if satisfied,  he   turned  away.  I  by othors. He did nol put implicit  faith evon in Monk; it was his nut ure  to. trust nobody whore money wn.s  concerned.  As to returning back to the cava  until he had quite recovered his equanimity, that wa.s oul ot the question. Evon by daylight, ho avoided  the spot with a holy horror. Only in  his dreams, whicli wore dark arrd  troubled, did lr������ visit it ���������to soo tho  face of the murdered man in lhe  darkness, and tho hand tit the murdered-man pointing nt him with cold,  decaying  finger.  The day aftor the murder ho hnd  boon greatly unsettled by a vb,ii  from Tim Linney, who demanded news  of his master, and said ihat ho had  iiot returned to llio caravan all night.  "Ain't you well, William Jones?"  Matt  asked.  ,'"I'jn  well enough ���������I am."  '"It's queer, ain't it,  that  lho painter chap never camo. home?"  "How ''should 1 know?" growled  ���������William.;;;, "May be bo's gono back lo  whore hei como from."  Y;'*Oi- may bo he's drownded? Or may  bo srimmut else has happened to him?"'  suggested  Matt.  "Mevor'you mind him,, my gal. He's  all rigLt, never fear. And if ho ain'i,  it's no affair o' yours, or mine neither.  You go a long out and play."  Matt went, out as directed, and it  was somo hours before she returned.  She found her guardian seated in Iris  old plaoa by the fire, looking nt vacancy, flo started violently as she  entered, anil made a clulcb at tho  rude piece'of ship's iron which served  as a   poker.  "Ue il you, .Mali? Lor, how you  startled rue! J were���������1 were���������'taking a   cUr.e."  'I've  been up yonder," said  Matt.  "Up whore,'"  _"Up to Ihu.piifiller' chap's cart. Ho  nin'l . come back, and' tho man is  sear-chin' lorhiai all.up and down the  place."  :���������_���������-fortunately it. was, very dark, so  that shccould not" see. the expression  ot hoc .hearer's -face. Sho walked lo  the fireplace, and," taking a box of  lticilors from a ledge, began to procure a light, with tho view of igniting tho rushlight fixed to the' tabl*".  But in a moment .William, blow out  the match and snatched the box  from .hor.  "What are you doin' of?" ho cried.  Wasting tne.miitch.es, as if thoy cost  nowt. You'll come to> the workus,  afore you're done."  The days passed, and there was; no  news or tho absent man. Every day-  Matt wont iip to the Caravan to make-  inquiries. tAt Inst, one afternoon, sho  returned, looking greatly troubled;,  her eyes were red, too, as if sho had.  been crying.    *  . "What's the matter nowf" demanded William, ,who had left his usual  seat and was standirigat .the door.  "Nowt," said Matt, wiping hor  eyelids with lhe buck of her hand.  "Don't you tell no lies. You've  heerd summat? Stop! . What's that  ���������there under your arm?"  All at once he perceived, that fIio  carried a large roll of- something  wrapped m* brown paper. He took it  from her, and opened it. nervously. It  was the crayon portrait": of horself executed by the defunct artist.  "Who gave you  (his here?"      cried  William Jones,, trembling more?1 than  ever.  "Tim."  "Who's he!"  "Him as come . looking arter his  master. The painter chap ain't  found; and.'.now. Tim's goin' away in  the cart to toll his .friends. And Jio  give me this��������� my piclur'; ho gave-me  i t to keep. . His ��������� master .said I wore  to have it; and I moan io keep it how-  he's dead!"  William Jones handed back the  picture, nnd seemed relieved, indeed,  when, it was out ot his hands.  "Dead?" he muttered, not mooting  Matt's eyes, but looking right tout to  sea. "Who told you ho were'dead?"  Afatt did not reply, but gazed at  William so long and so significantly  that the good man, conscious of 'her  scrutiny, turned nnd (dunged into the  darkness,of his dwelling.  :>'An" hour Inter fl loud voice summon-  ed him.torth.: Tic went, to the door*L  and there was Monk, Of"Morikshurstr"!  It was tho first' time thoy had ; met  since, they parted on tho night of tiro  murder. tylonk was dressed in a  dark summer suit, and looked unusually spiok and span.  "Where's tho girl?" he cried, after  a -whispered colloquy of somo minutes.  "Matt,  whore are you?"  In answer to tho cull Matt appeared  at thc door. No sooner did sho perceive Monk than she trembled violently, nnd went very pale.  * ','Como Hero, Matt," he said, with.tin.  insinuating    . smils. "Seel      , I've  brought something- for you ��������� something pretty for you to wear."  ' As" hn spoko he drew from his  waistcont pocket, a small gold ring,  set with turquois stones.- But?Mutt  still trembled, arid shrunk away.  "I don't iwant ill��������� I shan't wear  it " she crfed. "  '"Nonsense, Matt!" said Monk. "Why,  it's a ring fit for a lady. Come, let  me put it on your finger.'^      _  So great seemed her agitation, so  deep her droad of him, that she could  not stir; so that, when ho approached,  laughing, and caught her round the  waist, lie slipped tho ring on her finger before she could resist. But it only  remained; there a moment. -With a  quick, sharp cry, she tore herself free,  and, taking'the ring off, threw? it  right away from her. upon the sand.  Then, with a wild gesture of fear and  loathing, she rush>rd into the cottage.  William Jones walked over and  picked up the ring, while Monk stood  soowllng  darkly after  the JUgitive.  "What the devil ails the girl?" cried  the latter, with a fierce oath, pocketing the present. ", - ������������������'���������������������������  . "I dunno. She's never been the  same since��������� since the painter chap  went missing. I'm afeerd he turned  the gal's head."  "He'll turn no more heads," muttered Mont: under his breath: he added  aloud and with decision,- "There must  be nn end to this. She must be married to me at once."  "Do you mean it, master'; When  you spoke on it fust I thought yon  was joking;" f  "Tlien you were a* fool for your  pains. She's old enough, and bold  enough, and vixenish.oniuph; but I'll  tame her. I tell you thoro must bo  no more delay. My mind's mado up,  and I'll wart "no longer."  Sinking th"Ir videos they continued'  to talk togeiher for some time. Now  Matt was crouching close to the  threshold, and had heard every word  of tho above convorsat'on, and much  that followed it. Whon Monk walked away nnd disappeared, leaving William Jones ruminant at tho broken  gate, uhe suddenly reappeared.  Curiously entiugn all her excitement  had departed.. Inslend'of wetping or  protesting, sne looked at William  Jones��������� and  laughed.  Monk had loft his horso at tho  coast- guard station. Rotnounting,  he rode rapidly away through tho  wind- hills in the di reel ion ot the  Jake. As ho approached tho old encampment, ho saw tlrnt thn Caravan  hnd gone.  He rotto on thoup-htfully til! he gained the highway, whon ho put bis horso  into a rapfd trot. Just, before ho  gained the gnto nnd' avenue near lo  which he hnd first (���������rienrrnt" "���������' '*.r!-ik-  ley, ho saw the Caravan before hint-  on the dusty roaVl;  Ho hesitated for a mom-Mil; then  hurried rapidly forward, irrtd. arriving closo to tho vehicle, saw the' Irishman's head looking round at him from  tho driver's soat; Iio bcck.irrod, and  Tim  pulled up.  "Has your master returned? I am-  informed that ho has boen missing for  some days."        ',-������������������.  Tim shook his head very dolefully..  "No, sor; sorra sight have I seen of '_  him for throe days and threo nights.'������������������'*���������  I'm going .back'wid the. baste and tho,  house to tell his friends the bad'news?.  May ho it's making fun of mo he is,  and I'll find Irirn somewhere on the  road."     .'���������':������������������:.,  "I hope you will," said Mink, sympathetically. "Illiirrk��������� hum��������� it is  quite possible ho has, as you suggest,  wandered homeward; Good- day to.  you."  So saying, Monk turned off by tho  gate which llie.y had j:rsl. rca.h.'d, and  rode away up to the avenue.  Tim looked nftor him till he. disappeared. Then tlie same curious chirrgo-  camo over him whi'-di had come over  Matt alter kuo had been listeningto  tho colloquy between Monk and AVil-  liam-Jones.  He laughed I  \n  Sur-  GHAl'i-JiP., XV.  A' Bridal Party and ii Initio  ' . pri.su.-  A week, passod away. .The shadow  of the caravan no ':*nger foil on tho  green meadow by the lake, and . the  struggling population of, Aberglyn,  unsuspicious ot f ml p'.ty, b:.l already  forgotten both tho caravan and tSu  owner.  And if facts wore to ba taken into consideration in esiimiting lire  extent ot her memory, Mail too had  forgotten. 1^ was common talk now  that she, the grammarless castaway,  tho neglected, protej-ee of , William  Jones,' was to bj mcrrio.l lo the master of the great house I Nay, the  vory day, was. fixed; and thai very  day was only two sunrises disiam;.  and Monk of. Monkshurst, bird in his.  pocket a special license, which -he  had procured, at an expenditure of.  five pounds, from. London.  Doubtless,, in any more .populous,  locality the affair would have 'occ'asr  ionexl no- little scandal, and many  ominous shakings of the- head,, but-  the inhabitants wore-few and far-between, and. had Iir tlo or no limn for.  idle gossiping.-The coast-' guardsmen,  arid their .wives were tthe i.nly individuals who exhibited any interest,  and. even:.their excitement was faint,  and* evanescent, like Ijho movements  o|0. a fish.'in-a shallow and unwholesome pool. /  But the really '"extraordinary, part,  of the- whole rtff.iir was the. conduct  of'Matt herself. Apparently quite  cured of, her former rcp'irrnanco to.  a union with Monk, slni mado, no ob-.  jection whatever to the perfornv.inco  of the ceremony, iuid laughed merrily whon she was. informed, th'.it the.  day was fixed, Monk, in bis grim,  taciturn way, was jubilant. He came-  to and fro constantly, and assumed  tho manners of? a lover:.; Had herbooni  loss bant on one particular ��������� object'  two things miglrl have-struck him  as curious :��������� (I) That Matt, Ihough.  she had consented to" Yuri rry him,  steadfastly refused lo wear .his ring,  or accept liny other presents; and:;."(2)-'  thai ;sho still shrunk, with persistent  and ill-disguised dislike, from his. ca-:  resses.  t It was now lale in the month of  August, and the weather was broken  by   ,troublous     winds, and   a   fretful  moiirr.. For- several-weeks,   -William������������������  Jones,,in his.��������� mortai, terror, liad refrained from visiting tho orr ve; ho  had never sot his toot therein, indeed, since tho nighi of tho assassination. -._, Al last ho. could baar- the suspense no longer. Suppose Homo one.  else had discovered his trensuro and  robbed him?. 'Suppose" some subterranean change/ had obli'tcralcd the  landmarks or submerged the cavern 1  Suppose a thousand dreadful things t  Tired of miserable supposition, Wil- .,  liam determined, despite his terror,,  to make sure. ,  So  lato une windy  nnd  rainy night  he stole forth Willi bis unlit  lantern  and   fought  his  wav   in  the  teeth of  half '   a, gale  to   tho   familiar place, .  which, he  found,  liuwevor,  with soma  little difficulty.  Ho was neither superstitious      nor    imaginative,        but- .  throughout   the   journey   to-was    a-  prey to nameless terrors.   Evory gust'  of wind went  through his heart like  a  knife; every  sound  of  wind or .sea ���������  made  that same heart-stop and  listen.      Only? supreme  greed   and.miserly anxiety, led him on: But'at'-.last  he     gained   the  cave,   within .which  there was. a sound as of'clashing legions,  clarions  shrieking,.drums  belting,  all  the storm  and stress? of  the '  awful   watersY;olashing', on':lhe  cliffs:  without,    and     boiling with unusual  screams   through  the  black  slit     between the cave and the Deyil's Caldron.. '"- ���������-���������'.������������������'     ���������>   I '*."!���������.���������'���������  Trembling, withA     persprration  standing in  great beads  on  his, face, '  he searched  the eave  for  the corpse'  of  the  murdered  man,  expecting    to   .  find ft    well    advanced in decomposj-'r  tion.      Strange   to  say,  however,. ,it  had   disappeared.  William Jones was at once relieved and alarmed;'relieved because'.; bo  was spared a horrible -experience; a-  Jarmed because he could not account  for the disappearance. -A little reflection, however, suggested that one  of those tidal waves so common on  the  coast  might have  risen well  up,  ~ (To be Continue*.)  I  1 y ,<���������-*  jr������~������ ���������<r������ ������ ������ ������ ������������ ������ ������y(y������������������s������������������.tr<������������������������������������<������s^y������������y������������������������������������������������*������  | A FATAL WOOING 1  BY  LAURA JEAN  LIBBEY  tAuthor of " The Crime of Hallow-E'en," " The Flirtai.ons   |  I a Beauty," "Willful Gaynell," "Little Leafy $  I -������ Only a Mechanic's Daughter," etc. ?  {���������������������������-������-���������������������������������������������������.���������.������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������-^���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^  ���������* Baby cooed so'lly, lying agrtlnst nis  breast.  Tho   very chiming o" tho Chvir.tmns  bolls socmod (���������choir*..,- the strain:  ^  "Call  him  Uliuonil''  J ��������� ���������  CHAPTER XXIV.  i Th>i Portrait.  [  (Whioh side would the scales fall?  j  One day, two weeks later,   Lar-uinc  and Izetta sat in the drawing-   room  in  deep conversation.  "Yours is Indeed a strange story,  Mrs. Ross; still, after hearing it, I  ���������gain repeat my former offer. Tou  ���������ay you are searching Cot a situation, iwhy not accept mine?"  "It  is  very  different bow, Sirs  ���������Olvesford, since I   have baby,  t   cam-  not expect to procure the same kind  at  a   situation  as  beforo."  t   "That will not make any difference  {with  me,  Mrs.  Ross."'  -', i   "You   are   very,  very., kind,"   miir-  ..' (mured Izetta, impulsively kneeling at  "Loraine's feet, her, eyes filled with  tears. "You have been So good to  tme," Bhe sobbed, "I would give my  very  lire  for yours, if   I could,  ever  .   repay  you."  .Loraine smiled down into the dark,  . fceauti.'ul face, little dreaming of the  ��������� (heroic will lying dormant in the girl's  ��������� Ibreast,   or   of  the   terrible ordeal  ,-which would try her beyond all power tbf human endurance.  ��������� ;, It .was a question evenly balanced, only heaven could tell on which  side the scales would fall.  , "How strango it is," said Loraine,  "that such deep shadows have fallen  upon  Srour   li."e  while mine  has   been  -; all sunshine. I eau ."understand, poor  child, how well you liave loved your  husband, but A cannot sec how -j-our  love would live through such bitter  neglect. Truly the ways of women  ore: wonder.ul."  i "You would not have wondered had  you seen him," answered Izetta,     "ho  .:. .-was' all that was good aiid noble.     It  .is- so   hard   to  believe   those, lips      I  ,.   thought  so  true,  could  have  uttered  rtttlsehoods while they smiled."  * , "Still you say," pondered Loraino,  "he never once told you he loved  yout"  "No, be never spoke of lovp; lie  may not have caired for me at first,  but, oh, Mrrs. Ulvesford, f truly believe he was learning to love me before Mhat cruel letter came to sejxir-  i ate  us."      i  ���������A. doubtful expression crossed Loraine's face; she knew very little of  the -world, yet sho .elt that no husband, who truly loved, could desert  his wile in that dastardly fashion.  "What makes ycu think that?" she  asked.     r   -     .     .   ( , I       l   '  1 "His lrst carewfll," responded Izetta.' "It was not the poirung o'  ia Indifferent husband, mndam. 'My  darling,' he said, 'something hus happened which will nocessaipy part us  for a few days, trut it will be only-  tor a few days at moot, ii..*n ���������! shall  roturn to my wi e." 'He placed all  - the tnoney he hud .about him in my  bands, together with the address of  the 'nurse. ilie never knew 'I was  left destitute, he was uot so haid na  ���������that."   i   | r / i      ���������  I   "But thc address,*' questioned     Loraino,   "even   had  you   not   lost  it,   it  was   useless;   no   one   ' in   'Silvernook  i      knew  'o    him,   you   say?''  "That Vras the only pn.rt - of ��������� it 1  could not understand, madarm. I advertised for months in tbe city papers  ���������for Alderic, or any one who knew hi.s  ���������whereabouts; it was all useless. Sinco  that .fatail morning I have never looked upon his face." :.'  , Loraine could not imagine the  (depths   of  such  cruelty.  "I ought to be very happv, Mrs.  Boss; I have never known one wish  unfulfilled. * I never had a serious  thought in li'e until I met my ihus-  band; then I said to niyself, unless 1  gain -tie love oi this man', life'will  hold no pleasure for mc; he was more,  to me. than all the world, and when I  married'him  my happiness ivas com-   plote._ I w_ould__as soon rhink of livirrp  without the sunshine as wiTlidiit-my  husband's love," and the proud, pot-  tod toeauty  trembled 'ns she sp-jke.  Izetta  sighed, as she replied:  "Sly husband's Irvc. was wliu'lj  apart from my life; I had no share in  it; now I shall live only for my boy  alono. I loved Alder if. so fondly, such  a h'vn as mine onda only'in duaiih."  There was surlr paihos irr her voicr-  that* Loraine felt vanwl.v uneasy; she  did   jiot   like  .sombre   thoughts.  Sho was so Irresistibly drawn toward lzelta that she determined nol  to part with her.  "You have not seen Iny husband  llrs. Ross; ho was called suddenly  away the morning alter Christmas. I  expect him homo some time to-day.'-  1 "I shall tell him the sad stoiry o  this poor craiture, then,"when be see.-  her, ho will think ^noro kindly of ber,'  she thought.   ���������  i Loraine did not quite like thj* idea  of 'havi/if Uro child the.ro, and an (.soon  ������* iiraciio fhln hhr, b.>,ieved fzetta  oould be Induced to pirt with it; six  believed, too. (h.it lint ine it taken  charge, of elsewhere would be best foi  the ijliild. /  i Sh-* bid yd to lofirn lire power o*  ttlother-lave; ���������she was mu iv -.Im had  namMi thU strnngur's child .d ter her  husband.  Loraino was wondering how 'ilir  could -"ind words to tell he.r slro-musi  part 1'roin her child, as Izottiu llianlu'd  hor so jjraftVully for bor goodness  Poor Tzetl.-r, how could she thinU  Ihat (hi-i Tair, r-ird w>*h.mi rmmd  her  tho   po.r s **��������� s,Vi i  o"   lice   fillip i-lii d. I  Deep d'wn irr lxi*ll-i's hear I *ili������ li. d|  a l|iO|Ki I hat some dry site, would b( I  nailed to Alderic I lu-oiuvli his child ;  her   1'nll.h   was   so   sl"ivlt:ist. |  "We rnuM   wil   very   mticntly. you.  and  T   baby," she slid; '**, une day wn  shall   wool:   Alderic,"   hnr    heart   giivc  a   great   I lip lb  o' j iy   .(I   lire   lliou.';hl  if   'ilriio'il   (ook   lier brenth  -nw.iy.  Lornine had  dcri'led   lo viy  nolbing  .of.   fihe.   plans   she   had   noirclttd.'d    for'  li-iby's '"iiliiic until she crmferrcd with  Ulm *nt.       /  i    i'i ft   Lot nine   lr nd   expected,   be  wai amazed; he beard fiiis haughty  wi e. whom fow could please, had do  cit*ad to hoop thn uniiightod wanderer,  win had 'led there for shelter beneath their roof.  A feeling of pity for the deserted  j young wi'e, whom he determined not  J to like, stolo ovor hirrr, as his goldon-  |  haired Loraine ropctntpd lier sad story.  "'It seems almost incredible," he  said, "that such wrongs can go un-  . punished. I will see this yjung per-  ! son to-taorrow; then I can belter  judge ���������whothcr slro is more sinned  against than sinning; whether or nc.  she is a fit conipaniou for you tay  ���������wife."  He waB determined she should not bo  urged to remain, until after ho had  seen har,������  There was but one incentive which  led him to think favorably: of the affair, which was a keen desire to keep  the child near him.  He meant never to lose eight of tho  ehild born at Ulvesford Mansion; it  he never had an heir of his own, {jet  baps ���������who could tell what he would  do for the   littlo fellow in tin future;  He told himself he would i ink as  well of the-mother as ho could��������� for  the child's sake.  vThe next morning Izetta was Mim-  monod to the library. Loraine lud  sent'word that her husband wished to  speak r.with  her.  Izetta was holding baby when the  maid delivered tihe message.  "Mr. TJlvenford wishes to 3ce mo 1"  she asked, in dismay.  "He says you nre to come at the  earliest moment, please; he's a walking up and down the room, and not fin  a pleasant mood, either.? He's a nice  gentleman, but he does get most awful cross when he has those thinking  spells, as we call 'era. "Why, them  times you could go straight past h'm  a dozen times a; minute and he wruld  look srraight ove- jour head without  seeing you. I've seen bini even turn  his head away iro*m his wife, and say :  'Don't trouble nie now; Loraine; go  away, Im think1 n.-;.' He's alv.-.rys b������en  thinking, no one but himself knows  what about. It we have anything  particular to say to Mr. Ulvesford.  we always-wait till he's 'through with  his spell  o' thinking."  "Ah, baby," whispered Izetta, wh<m  alone, "perhaps Mr. Ul*.-es"ord regrets  his wife has offered you and m: a  'shelter."  Unconsciouslv he.r hand closed over  the same 111 tie w.ixan frng<>rs th-t  hnd curled so conl'dingly in TTlmont's  cl-isn; slowly sh"5 turned and descended the grand stairway.  . "'Como in, Mrs. Tloss,'' oilled Loraine, asBhe passed her? door.  Iioraine's boudoir was a fitting  casket for the jewel it held; tho  roora was a miss of softened bloom  and perfume with a great profu -Ion  of tall, while lilies, thnt hold up their  white cups to the glimmering sunlight.  Ize.tta never forgot Loralro as she  stood there on thnt winter 'mornine;  the memory llncerpd with her. hrlf  pleasure, h'llf pain, all the years of  her after life.  -  She wore a rob" nf Bootless while;  ns she bent her be-iuiiful head over  tho lilies, o-ti������. of her gol " ������������������ r.irrls  twined around the lih-'s st a, arid  mingled   with  Its   golden  calx.  F-r in Instance tho hlood receded  from Izetta's face; this picture which  Lorains formed .wns certainly no neiv  one to her:; where had she seen ono  like it?  Quickly her mind drifted back to  that morning on the beach, and to  the jrortrait her husband had shown  her; his work, he had sa d.  "How strange it is," she thought,'  "I should see just such a picture in  real life as crossed his brain in fancy.*1  She remembered the dull pain in  her heart whon Alderic had carelessly  admitted he liked fair wemea be-st.  Loraine never knew why a eudden  faintness seized Mrs. Ross ��������� she would  havo fallen to the floor had she not  steadied herself against the marb'o  mantel.  "You are nervous and agitated, Mrs  -Ross,!-' sT.id_L(jr.'iini,;_^l__tr ust _it_ is not  duo to this inte.'-view .wit ll iir. UIve*r-"  ford;      he has h������*ard   your story, and.  foels      very     kindly  disposed   to.virdj  you." i .   . ,;���������  ; A hesitating rap at the door inter-  rupted her.  "Woll, Annette, what is 11-J" asked  Loraine.  "If��������� you please, rnr'am," linswercd  the maid ��������� "the artist has fin'slici! Mr.  rjlvesford's portrait and sent it home;  do you winh it'hrought up to you;''  "By', nil mivins,'; answered Loraine;'  "let  It bo brou-rlit  rip'- here at once."'  "���������Vow, Mrs. Ross," she sa'-l, "you  shrill sec rny .husband's port! (it and  judge? for yuui->eLr; be is just the reverse of one to inspire tear, even in  tho heart of the most timid. I hav**  told him so much of you. he has a desire  to  have  his  curiosity   gratiiivl,"  There-was a slight shuffling of fee:  without, and the next mim-nt a servant entered bearing, the portra't of  Ulmont Ulvesford.    . . e  "Ah, it is true tn the very life," e.\-  clilmed '..Loraine,  delightcdl*..  Then she turned to Izetta,-proudly  as a young queen rriight have done.a-  slie said:���������  "Look, Mrs.  ttoss.   this  is  ri-'hn**.  band 1"  CHAPr*KH XXV.  J''re. { Ui   faco.  The bright sunshine' fell'full ujvm  tho  pictured   face.  ���������'Liiok. Mrs I'Ross," Loraino repeated   proudly ;  'this   is   my   husb  nd.*'  Izetta stepped forward; fur ;> singlt  Instant only her dark eyes rested on  tho picture; then, with a low, piercing  cry. sho sank down beside it irr a dead  swoon.  "1 wonder what e.nuld have startled  hor  to ?'' pondered Loraine.  Tho white lips opened with a faint  moan:  "Alderic   ��������� Alderic I"  "Poor child 1*' thought Loraine, "ah������  must have, been Vumparing hnr own  cruel lot with rriino.''  Slowly  the dark eyes opened.  "I���������I beg your pardon. Mrs. Ulvesford,'1    sho said,  while  in   her  heart  rose  one  great  civ ; "so  like,  aih ! st  like!"  "If  my   husband'--   portrait   hid   re  presented   a   stern,   forbidding   fare.   1  should sav  it  was  that  whioh  cause,  you  to faint."  Tzetta   shuddered.  "May I look at the portrait ngnin-*  she asked.  ���������Loraine was only too pleased.  "Yes," she answered, leading the  way to an inner apartment*. "I have  hud it hung where the best light will  be thrown upon if.*'  As she spoke sh" parted tho amber  satin curtains, and Izetta was face  to faco with the portrait of Ulmoni  ���������Ulvesford.  Sho did not cry out or utter a moan  her brain whirled and hor breath  seemed to come and go ii. short, convulsive gasps. At the first glance tin*  fatal resemblance to Alderic had almost overpowered her. A.s she looked again sho saw the portrait of a  feiir-hnlred young man. while Aldrric's  wns a dark, glossy brown. fTh" remembered Alderic'i in >uth, pr ud and  haughty; this one was almost wholly  eonceiled by the bmg. droort-g mis.  bache. The prr-u-1, uplifted head, and  the dark-bluo, sc-r-chrng eyes nlone  reminded hnr forcibly of Alderic.  "It is simply a coincidence," she  told  herself, "nothing more."  She had not thought it possible for  any one In the wide, wide world to  look like Alderic,. Sho was i-tariled  at tho tumultuous throbbing of her  own heart. The sudden warbling of  a yellow canary, hanging in a gilded  cage above her head, aroused her  from her deep reverie.  ."I-.am pleased that, you like my  husband, Mrs. Ross."  It suddenly occurred to Iz'dta thai  Mrs. Ulvesford m'ght not ba pleased  but she could not turn awav; the  gaze she had bestowed on the portrait  with the intense scrutiny and rant  dark blue eyes held an unaccountable  fascination fnr her. llw stirti" qivs-  tlon'ni e-'p-e-' i-i i-i th i- dpths sha  had often read in .-sldcr-ic's; then tho  heavy silken folds of the curtain fell  betwee-i Izetta arrd the rartrait, and  she felt as if the darkness of night  had slowly sel.tb'd around  hor.  The  words of Loraine still sounded  in her ear.     -Shi*- could-not tell    why J  the bitterness o; death'seemed-to fall  upon ..bar: as she gjized upon that pictured, face and  heard  I he-words:  "Look, Mrs. Ross; this is Any hus-  b-i-n-i."  " "Mr. Ulvesford awa't's Mrs. R"ss in  tbe library," said the maid, again  making her appcarancp.  "Tell him she is 'with me, in the  morning- room, I will send her down  directly. There need bo no hurry," slit  said, turning to Izetta;;."!'want you  to regain some of your lost color before you go down. Any one would  imagine you had  seen  a "ghost.*'  Ah! she littlo knew the. young girl  had stood that morning amid tlio  shattered ruins of ber dead h"jpes, face  to'face wltih her past.  Izetta walked with a firm* step toward   the librarv.  "Why should I shrink and cower?"  she asked herself. "I have d<*inp no  wrong ?; I must'be brave for baby's  sakel" r  ���������The door was standing ajar, slro  knocked timidly once, twice, but  there was no resp-inse; at the third  and little louder rap, Z-ick, the coachman, answered  the summons.  "If you please, you are to take a  seat; master was called away tor :i  mrment, he will relvurn in a. very few  moments," he. "said.  Then Zack withdrew from the room  and Izetta was left to tbe contemplation of her own thoughts.  A note-book, a glove, and a riding  whip lay on the desk beforo her. 'A  huge-mastiff lay on Ihe hcorth-ru^r  watching her from under bis shacgv  eyebrows. The s^und of her own  name falling upcn hrr oars from *h"  adjacent room oh* in ed ber .-'at ten I 'in.  "Are you not af*--i.:d vour daughter  will rue it. Mrs. L'irrimer, allow *u*.*  this r-lrantrer to remiin bercath hir  roof?'' said a strange voice. ,  "I have heen seriously expostulating r.with Xjoraine on this very point;  I assure you I havo; felt a great lle-  pressiorn ever since that womanj-wil h  the beautiful foreign face, ente:ed  this houne; then there is the child, I  am urging strongly  thnt  he hhail be   -"  at  the  mention  of the .child  Izetta strove tor hear what they were  saying, but the voice bad sunk to a  low, inaudible whisper.  "I heartily agree with ycu," responded the stranger, "only yesterday I tcld your daughter: "fake care,  my dear Mrs. Ulvesford, this child  docs not.'prove'a thorn in your path  uf  roses 1* Is  the child pretty ?"  "Decidedly so," answered Mrs. Lorrimcr; "yet there is seme'thing aboul  that child that? puzzles mo. I have  told Loraine r-.o, but she only laughs  "and-rti;dj.������>:���������'IIo.iV���������fancifnl-Jiiu���������a:e_  mother.' Still, I repeat it, I do nol  Like the child."  ,..'.'Wbat does Mr. Ulvesford think of  tihe'"plan yr..*j propo-a."  "lie has ir'it h������nid of it yet, he (will  certainly r! i"ct. I a.-.<ure you he "i-*  quito   intcrin'ted   in   that   chiid.*'  "That i.s a very sraillirrg idea." ex-  ciiizncd tbe vi������i*i-i'; "It n-iniurls inc. of  the serir.us trouble a friend of mine  once experierrced. l-'cr husband nnd  she, aKh;*-ugh dearly 1 'virig children, were c.iiiildl>"s-t; that boon was  denied th*r*m. She took a neighbor'.-.  child into her hi.mo. Hii.sb.rnd and wife  never seemed the samo to oach othor  after that; .imperceptible at fir������t.-tht  husband turned from hi.s wife to that  child. When at 1-ist an heir of their  own was born, it .was too late; no ���������jiow-  er on earth could alienate the husband's affections which were kivi.-h d  upon the stranger. The young wife  lived to see her own child turned from  its own father's door,'its. place usurped by S1 stmnger'.s cinild."  "Your fstrry cuito frightens m'',"'  repl'ed irrs. L-������r r i,n"r; "if I rin!ic;pil-  ed such a dencu.-mi-'iit in th's case, do  you know whait I should bc tempted  to do ?"  In vain Izetta strove to catch Lire  next  few  worrds.  "Heaven help mel*' she cried, rocking hnrself. to and fro, "-urely���������'���������tho>  do not wish to' scp-irnt!1 baby and mel*  She could hr'ar thi distant umhlin;*  of the storms which wore g. thering  over her future 0:ie thought only  forced itself upon her ���������thoy did not  want   her  little   child.  "Xo 1" she cried, starting w-jth new  energy to her feel; "my darling, yor:  are all I havo Ln this wide, wide  world. No one tih.ilI take you frum  me. If they tunr us from thoir door  we sbnll still have each other; and if  we find the w:>rl'd too cold, baby, you  and I   can difi K<reth������r."  She remembered haw the dark waters looked  tipped by  the silvery I'.gb-  of      the  stars;     tb.'.se   waters   whirl,  gently laved  the coral  b-d wh:. h    (*���������'  tombed     hur   gr;:nYfa;h  r;    tl I'.    : I;  tried hard to put theso dark thought-  away ���������for baby's sake.  Then she quite laughed aloud ; she  h/id certainly zni-un-'e stood them  How oould any one moan to separate  her from her littlo child ?  Slie remembered  they  had said Mr-  Ulvesford    was   plru*ol with      baby:  they, said  of him, 'too,   that  ho    wa  kind of heart.  She would tell him. a home beneatl,  that roof would be hc?ivr.!i to hor; bushe would kneel a.t his feet and tell  him she must keep her- Utile sum with  her. Better, homeless, penniless, out  in tho perils of the sturm again, than  parted from her little child.  Suddenly the sound'of a clear, ritrjr-  tng step was hcxird on the stair: Ure  shadow of a tall, dark form fill between Izotta and the sunl'glit, .-  strong, whito hand pushed back Ur**  partially opened door, and a piir of  dari blue eyes flashed ploasan'.ly a-  bout tho room, observing at once Ilr;  slight figure by lho fireside, and a  voice, whose oadoncc fell upon her ear  like the memory of some for-goltci'  dream, said courteously:  "Mrs. Roiss, I he.Hevn'f"  A deep silence fell betweon them.  ���������At'Inst Ulmont Ulvesford and lzelta had met���������faooto face I  OH'AiP|T,KR XXVI.  The Plx������ii Deepens.  In the library at Hampton Place  quite another Bcene was being enacted.  It was early morning, yet the lights  remained as tih'ey had been lit; the  previous evening. The fire -was burning low and fitfully in the grate.  There was a haggard expression on  the face of Y'loath Hampton in the  flickering firelight. He strode up and  down the room ih deep thought.  'No word had broken the doei>  silenoe for an hour or more.  'He clenched thu letters he held in  his hand, as if they wero sensible orf  the [lain he would inflict upon thi  writer if he could.  "Read these letters again, Vatal.*'  he commanded; "I say there must be  some loop-bole."  -Slowly the dwarf picked up the letters that had been tossed into his lap  smoothing them out carefully -with hit  hand. The first was marked ''Official,*'  post-  marked,  "Switzerland," and  read as  follows :���������  "My Dear Ilaimpt'Oir: As per agreement, I 'ascertained, ii|xm ol -so investigation, owing to lire extrao-di-  nary ooinplicatinns which surrou-d  this uncommon case, that a warrant  for the extradition |.ipe:s, for thr  removal of Ulmont Ulvesford back to  Switzerland on the charge "f rnii'-  dor Ln the first degree, could be ob  trained if the facts" in lho case were  clmi rly  proven;   is. stated.  "True, the surgeon : who officiated  is doad;: and the opp-xsite parties lc"i  .the ground: before the extent of the  injury  had been declared.  "My testimony was oorrobo-at"d  by the finding of some poo>- fellow's  mangled remains over the cliff, utterly: unrecognizable.  "Every ,one at the inn S.dmits;Lli?  knowledge of a disturbance. Upon  thestand, Wylmer L"e admitted (bat  the 'duel hnd taken place nn the very-  edge of the precipice, though he insisted that'death had not taken place  alt the time he departed in cempany  .with Ulvesfard.  "Of course, old fellow, I say now, as  I said then, ycu were foolish in returning to America. You should h/iv*  remained abroad.   "  "I am lost tn wonder wh^n 1  imagine you back in a locality wW*'-'-.  you Y are so well known; if you were  once recognized, all our work here  would be in vain.  "The otftioers in charge of the necessary papers sailed o.n the steamer  White Cresson. I hope (o bear rn  your reply of the successful issue oi  our enterprise.  "Yours verv  tru'y,  "De  Risnir."  With     a     grat'i',--, sardonic l-'-g'i  Hampton       tcok      the  letters    fjoni  Vaital's hand, thiu-ting them into the  breast  pocket  of  hisYcoat,  "Momey," hie said. "I never knew a  day's peace in my life; some one i.-  always hounding me down for money;  I staked my all on winning .'the.hub-  ess-of Lorrimer Hall; even my mother's companion, like a frighteuodbir d,  took wings and flow away while under my very grasp."  ;Vatal was just au the point of telling the great secret he had but yesterday unearthed.  ���������As he was driving slowly pa'st'.Ul-  vesford Manor, he hrtid seen a white,  'terrified face that had instantly vanished from tbo 'window, as her gaze  met  tbat of  the dwarf.  "So," he told lr'rmselt, "lho secret  will keep; it will bo worth money lo  rho in the future; it was uot woi ill  -while ^to-d ivulge^dU,jus-tnirwj^liariijt  ton has, no money to pay for it."  "What are you miiinliling abut i  Why don't you sin-ak oul, man V t-.ri'd  Hampton, angrily, t-ti.ppiiig abort in  his walk,  "flecause there's no criuso for ray  saying anythiirg,'' growled the dwarf  snapping his white teelli viciously to-  gei*ir?r, his small, forrot-liko oye.-  f lash ing  fire. *'  l*'or a munent Ifentb Hampton regarded the cr-wiluie befure himMrt*.h  a  kc-m,''critical, sea rolling  gaze.  "There's no uso in our quarreling  over trifk'-s, Vatal," hu said, with a  forced, grating laugh; "honest, men  get their just dues when rogues fall,  out."  lie did not notice the dull gleam in  the dwarf's eye, as he turned im-  partiently on his heel, resuming his  quick  tread  up and   down   Ibe  room.  VA11 would hnve gone well with mc.  if I had captured tho heiress,*' be  muttered, excitedly, "all this would  never hnvo happened but for that  cursed Ulvesford P ".  He clenched his:nails deep into the  palms of his hands as th:; imprecation  burst from his lips.Y'Tho loss of the  gwlden prize had been', a"--bitter blow  to him. '���������',!  "It is evident ..ihat'I must lvrvo  money," he inuittered,. "no inatt.or  where I   got it, ur hi.������w."  His  brow  darkened   vindictively.  "What's the limi*, Vatal?"'  'Jhnre was nn respn e, and, turning  round, ho found tins dwarf had silently left  the room.  "Curse that fool I" Ire muttered; "he  mlLst bo wate.hi'd I'kua sleutliThound.  If ho was only our of thu way 1 could  breathe freer. Ho knows too much ���������  altogether too much; wo have worked  in the liarnefis togoihor too long; hc.  must be efftc.uilly swept from my  path 1"  A deep, diabolical pl *t was revolving  in Heath Hanr"ilon's brain, a fatal plot  which led to the sorri'st of crimes.  CTa be Continued.)  CHRISTMAS WAS FORBIDDEN  to He Observed by tlio rurltans Who Denounced lt ������.* a llmtliau Foust.  As everybody knows, Christ ,was  not born on December 25, and Ohrist-  mas, though celebrating Hla birth, 13  really a survival of tho heathen festival���������among the Celts called Yuia  and by the Romans Saturnalia���������celebrating the turning point ot the year  and tbe henceforth increasing power  Df tho sun.  On this account the Puritans denounced Christmas as a heathen and  Popish feast and did not observe It.  During the Commonwealth they carried their objections Into force and  forbade tho celebration ot Christina.,  ln 1614 Parliament ordered Dsuemlier  ������5 to he strictly kept as a solemn fast.  ond that all people should pass the  day ln humbly bemoaning the great  national ein which they and their ancestors had hitherto committed oa  that day hy eating boar's head, driirk.  Ing ale flavored with roasted apples,  devouring plum pudding and romp ns  under the misllcloe. Por twelva  years this order remained in force.  Municipal authorities also sought to  reduce Christmas Day to lhe level of  other days. We are told that, "Upon  ���������Wednesday, December 22, 1G47, tlia  cryyer of Canterbury, by the appointment of Master Malor, openly proclaimed that Christmas Day and all  other superstitious festivals should be  put down, and that a market should  be kept upon a Christmas Day."  For attending service in the Cathedral on that day many people wero  mobbed. The inhabitants divided  themselves into two parties���������tho  Chrietmasites, and the antl-Christ-  masltes���������and came to blows.     '���������:,  Oh December 24, 1652, an Order in  Council was issued, proclaiming  "that no observation shall be had of  the flve-and-twentieth day of December, commonly called Christmas Day,  nor any solemnity used or exercised  in churches upon that day in respect  thereof."  This was simply a reproelamation;  of an'edict of 1647, abolishing Chrlst-  rtnas, Easter, Whitsuntide and all other  holy days. Soldiers were sent lo tho  houses of all suspected persou3 lo  Bearch the.ovens and larders and carry away for their own consumption  all seasonable dainties found therein.  People who ate mince pies and decorated their . houses with evergreens  ���������Were declared unworthy of: sitting in  Parliament.  But the restoration of King Charles  was also the restorati-nV of Kins  Christmas, who has ever since reigned  ���������undisturbed. But the Puritan's hatred  of Christmas lingered long among  "Noncomformlsts.  It has now disappeared and services  are held in all places of worship oa  Christmas: Day, while the reBt is celebrated equally by all sects.  '? Favors ami Fnnclea.  "No, one, nowadays, would think ot  (decorating a Christmas table with  anything but holly," said a celebrated  New York chdf, the other day, and  "while this statement is a little too  sweeping to be taken literally, tbo  fact remains that holly makes one o"  the prettiest and most seasonable decorations for the ,Ghristmas board o*  ���������plenty.  If not much time can -be devoted to  the work of trimming, then have s m-  ply, for centre piece, low bowl of cut  glass or faience ware tilled %<ith Uou/  twigs and the red berries.  At each cover,place a���������; boutouniero  of the holly. For the men merely a  ���������buttonhole spray. For the women, ai  larger "corsage bouquet," lied with  scarlet ribbon. Your table will bo  charming.  But with ah hour'6? work something  more elaborate may be evoked fioai  the Christmas greens, y For exampie:  the centre piece may consist of threo  ���������wreaths Joined together and laid along  the "backbone" of the table. The central wreath must be considerably lar-  .ger than the otner two. All threo  'may be of holly, or prettier still, tho  Jarger wreath of holly, the other two  of some decorative ferns. in the  centre of each wreath is arranged a;  low flower bowl containing rich red'  (Carnations or roses; ���������.-.:_.'y     i  Btorjula Itubbu'r-Ncok Turlicy.  1���������The bad boys cut off t.h������ turkeya  head and attach a hose to its neck.  "Mr. Jones goes blithely  along and suffera a shod; when, ho  reaches home.  It does not matter whether you  preach in Wostminstcr Mibsy'oi teach  a ragged class you are faithful. Tho  faithfulness is all.���������George McDcu-  Bid.  Write on your doors the saying wiso"  and bold,  "Be bold!  be bold!" and everywliera  "Be bold!  Be not too bold."   Yet better the excess  .Than the defect; better the more than  less;  Better like   Hector on    the field   to  die.  Than liko perfumed Parts   torn and  ly.  ���������.j'mrjtellow.  A New Heart  for You  means renewed health,  for on  the heart depends all health.  Doctors will tell you that any  I diseased organ can be put in goon  I working vigor by pumping plenty  \ot blood into it to make   nr��������� '  L tissues.  First set the heart right���������  with most people it is  wrong.  Dr. Agnew's Heart  Cure Will Do It.  It strengthens the heart, rebuilds its weak parts, and enable* it to feed the* nerves, and  through them all organs of the  body.   It cures atouco.  Relief to weak hearts ln  thirty minutes by a simple  dose is the sign and proof of  what Dr. Agnew's Heart  Cure will do permanently for  them and for you.   Dr. Von Stan's Pineapple Tablets  work their cure through digesting the food and letting  the stomach rest. A piece of  pineapple will digest Instantly  an equal size of beef at a temperature ot X*8������. Don't take  pills and powders that weaken  ho stomach. Price, 85 cents.  S7   '  "<//My///M....  Cockneyisma.  The following dialogue between a *biu-  driver and a droopy-looking youth with  a well-watered silk hat' who was handling the reins on the box of a brougham  ia a fair sample: of thc ready wit and  the equally ready animosity.'of Ure London Jehu. The youth had evidently Inconvenienced the> 'birs-driver irr some  subtle way���������a-state.of .affairs in which  each party, according to the othor, is to  blame.  'H113 Driver���������'Ere; you ought to be  drivin''cows; in tho country, you ou^lit!  Droopy Youth���������Gum I n'ere'-i the reg'-  lar inn nf. The company don't know you're  takin' 'is job,-do they?  'Bus Driver���������You're the man wot  washes,.dnhii the brougham, ain't vert  Droopy Youth���������ir^O wonder you - ain't  sot many passengers; they judges by the  lice, yer know.  'Bit's Drher ���������Vice! Wot d'you call  that thing you've got? Wy, it only  wants a 'anille to be a 'atchot.  Droopy Youth- (whipping up his horse)  i : ii  'Bus Driver���������That's right; you 'urry  home; yer farver waihs 'is 'atl  She   -waa    ���������  ���������'beauty   until  irresrul&Htfes  peculrar to her  ser.brouffht ob  that dread dy.-  pepsia  and general misery.  Hut there 1ft certainty of cure for  her.  THE GREAT  \SOUTH  AMERICAN  NERVINE  Wit-, first rirtD  Ber SmattbbedNerves; then Btrengrtb-  ened by It they will put every vital  orrran to work vigorously. The liver  will do Its share, the heart will bava  blood to purmp, the nerves will be quiat.  Tbe woman will be beautiful again.  Mrs. Tames Edge, Foat-lflatrasa ���������(  Kdge Hill. Out, writes :  "1 have had Indigestion and dyspepala  for nearly ten years. At time* 1 could  eat notblnff. After taking two bottle*  of Soutli American Narvloo I was entirely well and am in perfect haalth."  . Tin Oreat South Americas KMity Car* dts-.  solves and washes out waste matter at  one* from kidneys and bladder, and  simultaneously begins the building tin  of new tissues.   Relief in six hour*.   S*  AnecGotM.  lira. Disraeli onee ?nid to nn aston  ished circle in arr English couniry hoit-e-  "DisHty lias the :niost. wonderful moral  arid political courage, but he h:n nn |r!iy  Rical courage. 1 always have to pull tin  string of hi-i sliower.blth."  r^.eitSiiJRUst>  GOOD NEWS  FOR SORE  f:oses !  AGNEW'S GATARnMAL nWDER  wins���������tho only one of them a'.! th.it.-vns  arrd is a cure. Boats all others in the first  five mimites. Y  Bejrin.T to cu-s Ii������:.intly and docs not  stop urrril its Work is done. Colds, headaches, put out of the way.  Mean* a ctrrtninrv of pure breath, easy  brcalliiri;;, blo-id puriried, dcfecls of liear-  tnfj relieved, and avoidance of pulmonary  diaea-sc.  Ckvv. i'.i.n C-y '-?.. of Icrcnto, rarttcalty cnrcil oi  Catarrhal lY-ar..     s of 12 ���������"���������.ars* standlnir. vvrii*..,.���������  '��������� S ���������ir.'������ tttrn ' -i t **-r*-t,r-d Dr. A^rncw's Catarrhal I'ow.. , kt.d 1: h.is c.u>������l rue tf^tricly, I  can toj^y rYcr -s sood as ���������.ver.-'  ,^_     Anecdotal. \        It Is related that Sainte-Bouve detesid  od rain. ��������� On one occasion, when he hae*  to fight a duel, he appeared with n pistoB  in one hand and an umbrella in tha(  other. "1 am wiliing to be shot," ho ex--  claimed, "but not to get wet."  George Meredith, the eminent novelist,'  is as alert and witty in hrs casual talk!  *s he is in his fiction. Xot long ago, ire  conversation with a friend, Mr. .Mere-,  dith was asked hrs opinion of a certuii"  obnoxious person who bad lately settlcl]  in the neighborhood. ''He seems to mc,'"  replied the author of "Diana of tho<  Crossways," "to be one of the least ofl  God's mercies."  A characteristic story'o' lire late Sir'  Hector Muedonald haa just reached us.,  Always a man of tew words, when sending his only son to a public school fori  the first time, hc addressed the following!  brief note to the headmaster: "Uere'i-ithl  boy Hector, to be* made a man of"���������a  sentence worthy of being handed doivni  to posterity as a remarkable example,  of brevity and sterling common sense.  An Englishman of somewhat questionable reputation, who waa criticizing the  American way of spelling, once turned to,  Maurice Barrymore, the rictor, and said:  "I'll leave it to Mr. Barrymore. Is it  right to leave out the 'u' in such words,  its harbor, neighbor, honor, candor, otcT"  "Well, about harbor and neighbor I am  not sure," replied Barrymore, "but when  it comes to honor and candor I leavo voir-  out"  The story is told of a Scotch preacher  who gave his people long, strong sermons, and delivered them in a remarkably deliberate manner. One Sunday he  asked a friend who was visiting him.to  occupy his pulpit in the morning. "An'  were you satisfied wi' my preaching?"  asked his friend, as tbey walked homo  from the kirk. "Weel," said his host,  6lowly, "it wa3 a fair discoorse, Will'm,  a fair discoorse; but it pained inc.at the  last to see the folk looking sue fresh anil  wide awake. 1 mistrust 'twasna sae long  nor sae sound as it should hae lieen."  When Booker T. Washington was  asked by a Southerner recently to prove  to a Northern audience that tliat section,  was really responsible for the introduction of slavery into the American colonies, Mr. Washington said he wus reminded of the story of an old colored  man who had.a pig, which he sold one  morninsr to a white rna.-i for three dollars. The white.'man drove oil with'his  purchase, but on the rond the pig escaped,  and found its way back to Uncle Zeke's  cabin. A little later, another white man  camo along, and Uncle Zeke sold him the  same pig for another three dollars. On  his way home with the pig the second  purchaser encountered the first returning  in search of the escaped animal. "After  some wrangling they decided to go back  and refer the question to the old darkey.  "Uncle Zeke" said number one, "didn't  you sell me this pig at nine o'clock .this  morcLigT" "Sho' I did. massa." "But���������  Uncle Zeke," said number two. "didn't I  pay you tiSree dollars for this pig at  twelve o'clock?" "Sho* you did.-massa."  ���������'Well, then, who does the pig belong ioi"  "Sakes alive," said Uncle Zeke, "cJn't you  white folks settle dat question between  yo'selves?"  Like many Frenchmen, especially, those  hailing from the soutii of France", Presi-  lent Loubet is very fond of those national dishes in which garlic forms, an  important ingredient. Onee. in hi* lawyer  ���������inys, when he was pleading in court after having partaken of some such dish,  his democratic tastes in this respect  placed him in a somewhat rnibarrnssing  position. The presiding judge happened  to be a man of aristocratic origin and:  breeding, to whom the odor of garlic war*  absolutely intolerable. M. Loubet roso  and began his argument. He' had noo  proceeded very far when the judge was!  observed to sniff rather uncomfortably!  and to, take out' a perfumed handker-,  thief, reinforcing it a few moments later with a smelling-bottle. These measures, however, prov ed of no avail as a  protection from the pungent and penetrating effluvium which emanated from  the future President of tlie.republic.-At  last, his olfactory sense rising in. open  rebellion, the indignant judge shouted:  ���������'Usher, open thc windows; open the  doors. For heaven's sake, let out this  abominable smell!" Since then 'if. Loubet, it is said, though hc si ill preserves  his simplicity of life, has eliminated garlic from his articles of diet.  The Value of A Character.  The captain of a large steamer was  once filling up his crew for a long voyage, when a seaman cnine.up and said:  "I want to sail wid you, sir."  All right, rny man,'* replied the enp-  Don't h.-tve-a sinjjre blotch on your skin  when IJr. ><r-e-v's Ointment will cure  any and all d:>:iti?urini? skin diseases.  And it* you suffer with Piles, while 'tis  in the house you suffer no more. .Price  35 cents. ' 28  tarn.   "On vrlral iiire_h*rvc~you-snircn_be-���������  fore?"  "P. and 0., sir."  "What countryman?"  "A'l  Oirishm-in,"  wjs  the  reply.  "Well, you must g"t ir character.'"  The character was obtained, and aa  t!*e Irishman w.is jiresc-itlnir it another  -j a nun came up .urd B.tid he wished tC  join. ^  ���������'What line were you orr before?" asked  the roplain.  "Canard,  sir."  "What  t-ou.'itrymr.n?"  "I>g'is!i, yourlionor.*'  "All  ri'.-ht.     Oo   forward."  Shortly afterwards, as the two were  -willimr the deck- in a heavy sea, tho  linjrlishmnn was swept overbnard, bucket  urd all. Unmoved, Paddy finished his'job  md then went to tho captain's cabin.  "Come in." responded the officer 10 his  r.ip.    "What*- up now?"  ' "Do yon rcnicmbi-.r Bill Smith, the Eng-  .islrrnarr and Cunr.ri.Pr?" queried Pat.  "Certainly, my man."  "You look him without n character'!".  "I believe, so; what of that?" i  "llc'3 gone ovcibo.nd wid vour buck-,  ���������t." -      '  His Excuse.  "You can't go inside." said lhe door-  -coper of the villa tic theater, wherein a  ���������ertain "Uncle Tom's Cabin" aggregation  vcre holding forth.   "You are drunk."  "Zrur.k?" echoed the applicant for ad-.|  nission,   who   was  lavishly   nnd   luridly  ighted   up   insidei    "Coursh   I'm���������hi(3���������  rrunk!     Why������������������ goodgosh'lmighty!-r-do  ;ou  s'pose    I'd���������-hie���������wanta    sec  your}  lamed   old    show     if   I   wasn't���������hie-  :runk?"���������"Smart Set."  "S.  Teacher (to pupil, whom he has eaughtr.  nimicking him)���������Tom .lories, if you doi  vit stop .K'tirrg like a fool, 1 shall send  ���������ou from the class. ���������*f. -~.  ��������� i.  Revelstoke Herald and  Railway Men's Journal.  PuMlshed every Thursday. Subscription ..-:*  per year.   Advertisir:a r-at'.'rf orr application.  Changes of advertis;-m..-n*.s must lie in lieforo  noon on Wv-iIik-.suuy to insure insertion.  Jolt Printini; iu all its branchi-s promptly anil  neatly uxtcutt-.l.  Thursday, i^KiinuAity 25, 11101.  TIIE CALAM1IOUS EVENTS  OF THE NEW YEAR.  XVe havo not yet st ripped oil' tin*  second loaf of the calendar of 1IXJI arrd  yet what a .series of awful events history hits already chronicled. 'Tbe  world's heart aches r<ir her suffering,  sorrowing childr-en. Tht* mingled  tears of the multitudes full and a  common wail of anguish SOiss forth  from those of high and low degree.  The new year opened with very  strained relations between Russia and  Japan caused by the encroachments  and despotic greed of the Russian  Bear, in Korea and Manchuria. The  trouble kept brewing till war was  finally declared and on Feb. 10th the  first engagement oct-in-red when the  Japanese fleet stormed the I own and  harbor of Port Arthur resulting in  severe loss to tire Russians. From  than time on the feeling lias been  growing more bitter and llio prospect  of continued strife with much bloodshed is almost certain. Wo are daily  expecting the awful news when tlio  armies are mobilized and the first laud  battle takes place.  In our ardent sympathy for ono or  vother of the contestants in an international war-fare like the present; we  are inclined to loose sight of the  horrifying nature of such a bloody  strife.  Describing scenes aboard lliei Russian cruiser Vaiiag after she had been  hit twice, one correspondent says :  "The ship was a. living hell. The  absence of gun shields left t'he crew  exposed to the vapid firo rutins and  shrapnel. The concussion s were  stupefying and the noise' d c.-iferiing,  but dazed and benumbed the Russians  kept on working lhe guns. One Russian Lieutenant says: ''l.'here was  blood, blood, blood everywhere, severed limbs, torn bodies and gore. It  was horrible.*'*  Another dispatch tolls of (100 Russian soldiers frozen to death while  inarching across Lake 13a*. kill.  And again 3,000 of Uie Russian  troops were drowned, in Lake Baikal  while being conveyed across on tlie  improvised railway on tlie ice.  Such incidents as these with massacres and brutal attrocious acts not  connected with actual warfare are  coming to hand daily. And then to  think that the whole of this disastrous  conflict was augmented by a power  whose head was the foremost among  rulers urging ibe disarmament of  nations and universal peace, is enough  to fill one with disgust at the two-  faced Russian monarch. The Czar of  Russia has been often caricatured  holding the wand of peace, surrounded  by a flock of doves and with a most  ���������angeliecoiintenance.��������� Siire!y4*>wcn*.kl-  have been more appropriate to present him with his real features holding  in his hand the blood dripping sword  and accompanied by a horde of carrion  crows.  We shudder to think of the outcome  of the pos.-ibility. which is more than  probable, of a civil revolt of the oppressed lower class of Hussiii, .is an  additional horror to the present .strife.  The Serfs. Slavs, Poles, Kins, Jews  and a dozen other raccsdwelling under  the despotism of Russia have endured  their grievances so long that tolerance  has no meaning to them now, and  perhaps the closing years of that great  philanthropist, Count Leo Tolstoi,  may witness a movement of which he  scarcely dreamed when he commenced,  his labors of philanthropy among  Russia's down-trodden subjects.  The new year was hardly ushered in  when the civilized world was horrified  at the awful holocaust in the Chicago  theatre when the easitalities totalled  ���������nearly a thousand victims. Stricken  down in the midst of joviality of nn  afternoon's entertainment Chicago  bowed its head in mourning. Scarcely  one family in that great city or- in the  surrounding towns of a hundred mile  radius to which that awful catastrophe  ���������did not strike directly home bearing  its burden of sorrow for the loved ones  lost in that doomed theatre.  To those who read the harrowing  details of that awful fire there will  come :i thrill ot horror even now as  they remember how the audience  hurled themselves against tin; iron  gale which barred the exit ln their  panic-stricken endeavor to escape,  bow the iron bars were bent and  broken as the bleeding hands of the  viclims lore at tlrem irr a vain effort  lit force an opening. We loathe to  dwell on such Ireai-lrerKling t-iles anil  yet in our joy we must not forget  nnother's sorrow.  Again on the night of Friday .Tan.  Sth we were shocked at tlie neu's that  the steamer Clallam plying between  Seattle, and Victoria had foundered  with great loss of life.  Tin- horrors of a sea tragedy such as  this can not be described. To understand and 'appreciate the terrifying  nature of such, one must be an eye  witness. Tlie heaving, tossing billows  pitching the steamer about as a mere  plaything, the utter darkness of the  clouded night, the roaring of the  wind and scream of the sea gulls, the  watching of a boat loaded with relatives and friends leave the hopeless  steamer and after being lashed by the  waves for a few moments be capsized  and tbe occupants, with piercing  shrieks go down, lost in the. blackness  of tire night���������all these things mast be  seer: to feel the awesonieness of them.  On l?eb. Sth the city ot" Baltimore  was the scene of perhaps the largest  and most costly .conflagration over  known, when two hundred million  dollars worth of business property  were utterly destroyed. The one extenuating feature was the absence of  any loss of life and yet indirectly the  suffering .-md want coming upon those  thrown out of work was of no small  amount and no doubt, many succumbed as ,-l result.  How enthusiastic we became and  bow the heart beat with pride when  we read of the hundreds of otters  from cities all over the continent and  even from Europe, who immediately  on receipt of the news wired back  olVering nil the help it was in their  power to give. These terrible convulsions in liuiiiiiii life quickly show tbat  the heart of Jinan exerywhere, beats  with true sympathy to Chat ol" his  brother in distress.  And rrow our sister nation i.s sorrowing over the death of her eminent  statesman Marcus A. Uauiia. Many  aie lho friends of this great man who  are today mourning the loss to state  and people, of one^who labored always  for the public good. Dr. Hale, chaplain of the Senate, in his address at  the funeral service in Washington  said: "Those who knew bim best  loved him most and those who knew  hiin little loved him much." And  throughout the entire governmental  body of that growing nation, we feel  that Dr. Hale's words are the true  sentiment of each heart. Surely this  is a ' worthy tribute to the departed  senator.  Not onlyis the world at large tolling  its requiem for its dead and suffering  ones but we in our small community  are contributing our lot of sorrow to  the   general     bereavement     of     the  was in fault it was only, as it weie, by  proxy for the commander of a vessel  is responsible for the welfare of the  whole ship. His duties lie further  thaii the pilothouse and lie is supposed  to know tlie state of t'he engine room  as well as other parts of the ship.  To think that practically iho odium  of the whole awful disaster is flung on  Lire engineer, cooped up as be is in the  confines of tho engine room with rro  possibility of knowing how things ,-tr-e  going elsewhere, i.s certainly a twisted  conception of justice.  S. A. Be. Lauuay, chief eirgineor, is  deprived of following his occupation  for good, while his superior officer,  Commander Koberts, has only a suspension of 12 months. Had the decision been reversed it would have met  so.newh.-it more with tlie majority's  idea of equity and the right of the  ���������natter.  LECAl  "DOLLAR WHEAT.  The above expression means as  much to the regular farmer and will  give him as many reminiscences as the  days of "Forty-nine" do to (in old  California miner. Throughout the  vast wheat raising area of tbe plains  of Western Canada and the Western  States $ wheat is the one hope and  desire ol" grain producers. Latest reports give the Chicago market at $1.03  and yet we supiio.se there are those  mulish peoplo who will still hold for  the possibility of a cent rise and it  will drop below the S mark before they  have turned their grain into cash.  "It's an ill wind that blows nobody  good," says the old proverb and wliile  we deprecate the awful catastrophe of  war, yet there is many a poor struggling farmer lo whom this jump of Lho  market owing to the .J.-tpo-Ritssian  conliict will veritably mean life, Perhaps lie will now be enabled to wipe  oil" the balance of that spectre���������mortgage���������which lias hovered over hinr  continually. It will set him on his  feet und������give liim one more reminiscent tale in years to come how "In  the winter of -naughty four,' when  we had dollar wheat.���������"  JOHN masnixi: SCOTT,  Barrister, Sulii'iii'r, Elc.  First Street - - fiuvelstokc*, 1'..  fJAItVKV, .WAIST.!'*; A l'lKKHAM  Uarri*u:rs, rY-iii-itoi's, VA?.  Solicitors fer lnn'-crai! hunk of CanaOn.  Comp.-riiv luiul.s in loiur 11*.S peri'i'iit.  KlKST Sf IIEliT,   liCVu'lSKlltl! 11. O.  SOCIETIES.  ,',-*��������� ilV*.  lted  Rose Degree incuts second ti.u.1 fourth  Tuesdays ufcnclr month; W'liito P.osc Decrse  meets lliird Tuesdiiv of eneh quirrrer, in Oddfellows Jlall.   Vislrirri; uretlrren irulcnrrre  T. II. ISAKEK, H. COOKK,  l'resident. Secretary.  ~veiVX=vn������-i."i'T-.n>,tiiiiJ..ximxx^ii^,^HrmMifmajxc-~  T.HTS SPACE  RESERVED  to the party cutting this out and  presenting r'.-inie to tire  Advertiser.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1058.  .Hertilnr ineetrriirs are held  irr the  Oddfellow's Hal! on the Third l**r.-  ,-.    day of eneh morn!*., at & )>.m. sirarr. ���������  ,   ... "H    VIsltini.'lii-elliren cnrdlrillr invited  '.<K-It!l1 w. H. i*le:iing, w.M  T2S22- J. AUHESON, RcC.-Sco.   I   KOOTENAY STAlt, P.. B. P.  Meets ou  I'"irsl Tiiesdavof every month, irr  I. 0  0.1'*. Hall.  .1. ACHESOX. W. 1'.  J. II, Alt.MSTKOXll, Km.    .  Cold Range Lodge, K. of P.,  No. 28, ttevelstol.e, B. C,  MEETS   KVEKY   WEDNESDAY  in   Oddfellows'    Hall   al S  o'clock.     Yisiiing   Knights   are  cordially invited. a  . J, HOWE, C. C.  J. W. li-EXNETT. K. of R. ���������. S.  II. A. BKOWrr., Master of l*"iiiariee.  H. PERRY-LEAKE,  Mining Engineer  and Metallurgist.  Sl������EClAI.TIi:S :  Examination and reports orr Mirling  Pioperties.  SpeeiKi'atinn   and Construction  o  Mining Machinery.  Mill  Tests   of  Ores arid  Concentrates. .  Bedford McNeill CndcJ  COWAN BLOCK, Revelstoke, B. C.  WINTER RESORT  Pine Clad Sand Hills of  North    Carolina.:     Pine  Blulf.  A Two-Cent Stamp   for  ������($ftOOOOO(IO.IIOI90.  e  (0  *  ococo  FAMCY CAKES  MB G8?.F-������G?10NERY  if jou muit tlie above we enn  supply you v.ith nuyiuuii; in this  line.  TRY Ol?ll ������  WIIOM'SOMI* J  ���������White and Brown Bread *  ���������Ssssses ai-jc. Buns S    e  o  Ir.-liices'anii rrivillii   I'.ulii** Oateivil To. O  Full SUii..'< "f Kxi'i-llont (���������(initios. O    (9  A. E.   BENNISON, S  .Mackenzie Avenue. 9  a e  t������o������o������c������o������ooec3oo������������e������������������o������������o  W. M. Browtt,   Prop.  One of the best and]  commodious hotels in the  City    . ��������� .    .    .    .    .  Free 'Bus meets all trains  Hourly Street Car.  Fare 10 Cents.  Ffont Street.  (###'@!#@(S*������(������1  ' Cigar   Factory  REVELSTOKE,   B.C.  !| H. A. BROWN,   Prop.  ",������ K-  Thc Largest and Hest Stock  in Un* City and Inspection will  Prove it.  Yon will fined no Sliody Goods  Amontresl il, Nothing- but tire  Genuine Staple ArLiclo.  PRICES ARE RIGHT.  Look for the UNION LABEL  on rill g-.-ii-iiierrts made by trs.  M. A. WILSON,  Cil-.-ulrrato of Mitchell's School of Car-  nrenr; Cirttinrr, *N*ew- York.  IS.stablis'rimenfc���������Next  Ta\lor   llloek.  ���������l-^*I'->*T-*>'T--f*I--T-^-.--T'-������'T'**{i-f-*I-':f--f-*f*t''f;f-'r  Wholesale and Retail Dealers  PRIME   BEEF.     FORK.   Mid TON     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IK SEASON.  (���������*>--  e>���������  ���������������������  ������**--  ������5S>*���������  <35*���������������  ���������a*"*-*-  (-Si-���������  <K&--  (t'Sr*-  (JS*���������  sW������-  <a*���������  ���������w-���������  To -wear good glasses. To those who have to work  and feel that their eyes are continually iichinp-  from thnt cause should wear a pair.*' Thetronhle is  that the majority of people do not know that the  l-ijjrlit glasses will givo that needed rest.  "WE XVIUL EXAM INE VOUR , BYES FREE OF  CHA HUE. and if you feel Unit you are justified in  wearing (rlnsses wo can iit you. A large, quantity  always in stock.  WATCHMAKER,  AND OPTICIAN  !. A. SP-MTH & CO.,  Suceuf.sor.1 to A. N. .Smith.]]  i0kF'  DON'T SUFFER  ANY LONGER  Save Your  EYES  J. GUY BARBER,   -   Jeweller, Optician  BMmQ A?-'D CONFECTIONERS  l'r-eslr and Complete Lino of O'l-ocerios.  Jas. I. Woodrow  UTCHER  Booklet.  universe.  The ahovecited events together witli  the   numerous train  wrecks with the  consequent   loss   of   life, and horrible  tragedies uml murders the world over,  Ko to show   that, the past two months  have been filled with the most calamitous   happenings   we   can   recall in a  like period of  time, and  such we-hope  never to see again in   the short space  of sixty days.  ������������������There l* nolfloek, hownoever watched and  tended,.  But ono dead lamb is there.  There ia no lire"*?ide hownoe'ro defended.  Hut has one vacant chair."  THE CLALLAM JUDGMENT.  On lhe const and with those who  have closely followed the evidence of  the Clallam disaster, there' is considerable chagrin and indignation at the  judgment given. Throughout the  whole investigation���������both from eye  witnesses n.nd others, the bulk of testimony was directly incriminating to  the Captain. Yet in the face of all  this there has been an apparent aim  on the part of the investigators to  clitai' lire coinriianilei* of all possible  lilrrnre in the matter.  Jn order- to accomplish such an end  it was necessary to pirt up a substitute.  to lake tlte censure which should have  been placed else where and a suitable  scape-goat was  found in tlio engineer.  Even   admitting   that the engineer  r   P   AI ! CU   .-j.'("ki-'t,,-p.v;    (  K U. ALLtn, boabd or teade,  Oriental Hotel  =Ably=furnished-with-the=  Choicest     the     Market  affords.  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large, Light bedrooms.  Rates ?i a day.  Monthly Rate.  J. Albert Stone  -   Prop  Renowned  for their   fui I  <\i\d ^yinn;iiheLi<u tor.e.  Unsurpassed    in     finish  zi.i\t\ ca^e des.yn.  J. (VScLaod,  Agent  REVELSTOKE  ss  Go!lege  Retail Dealer in���������  Beet, Pork,  Mutton, Etc.  Fish, and Gams in Season....  All orders promptly filled.  ^TiirX^. RBYBMWOEB, B.S  c -?   .^ .4������ .^  ������ a-      >������   *������s7   >������  ���������**-*���������>������'     J?   &   j?  ^e������ ������     &     -V  <yg     tS>   .������   *������  s?  **���������  C d 3 c;  O      to C:  S)S?.E,<?.  sSr ���������(������������������������- ta *���������  'Si  o  (SCt���������������  oStg  ts. ������1 ������  OS  ce  wxzEsm&tmt&xssiWBZsttisisea'ssiSBsmssra  ���������1-fr***** v'M-1-* ��������������� ���������Fi--l-'i'Myr'>F'l''l'ii--h-l:'V'h^i-'h-l:'t-l"^'l' ��������� a-************  DAY AND EVENING CLASSES  IN THE LI13RARV BUILDING.  jn-structioa.-is���������given   in Bgokkee)'iing',^  Conunirrcial Arilhmetic, Ptrnmanship,  Correspondence, English, Shorthand and  Typewriting.  Classes are   beinp  formed   for French  and Latin.  UNION HOTHL  FIRST CLA9S  S2   PER  DAY HOUSE  Choice Brands of Winso, Liquors  antl Cierars.  J. LAUGHTOH, Prop.  l.*irat,  .Street.  Woo il for sfl.le Including; -Hi^3  Dry Cedar, Fir and Hemlock.  All   orders lirft nl W    M.  I. aw run on's  will  recelvo prornpl iiltuntlori.  W. FLEMING.  NOTICE.  Public notice In frivi-n tlrat the Big  Be ml Ltimliet- Company Limited have  adopted the below mentioned titrrlx-r  maik.s for lor^.s belonging to tliein and  all persons are warned against dealing  with or kr-eping in possehsiorr any logs  Ixwing .any ot' said marks:  :*B.8.LCaA������  Dated at Arrowhead, Aug. 28, 1003.  THE BIC BEM0 LUMBER CO. LTD.  THEO. LUDGATE, Presidon  PELLEW-HARVEY,  BRYANT & GILMAN  Mining' Engineers  ^    _       and.Assayers,    _  (S~VANCOUVBK, H.C.   "Established jggo  ASSAY WORK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS  UNDERTAKEN.  MOSCROP  BROS.  Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water  Heating,  Electric Wiring &  ficll Works.  Pipes, Valves and Fittings,  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C.  Kolt SALK--Threo Tlntirlicd Tuns  No. I I'riiirie Tfiry. For pnrliciiltirs  and prions aildi'i'MS  Olds  Lumber and H. D. Cc  TesU mndo up tn ���������2,DW ins.  A spculitlty inaclc of clruckrrrg Smelter  PrilpM.  Snmplos from the Interior by mall or  express promptly attended to.  JorreHpondorK's* Hollclted.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  ii)������3XjX������>3'������������������S^^  H. W. Edwards,  Taxidermist.  Oliim    HEADS,    BIRDS,     ANIMALS  MOUNTED.     '  REVELSTOKE, - -        B. C  t  rPROMPTLY 5EnURED|r;  Wriit; for our iiitt'r-tMiiti^r books " Invenl-i  )or*5 Hc(p" nn;l " Mow you are swindled."-  JScnd un ������ rough sketch or mnde! of .-rOiirin-.  )ve:itlo.i orltiiproi-piistrnt (incl ;w will U:\\ >*oU(  Jfrceoiir opinion ;i.������-t tfr. wJi-tlicr it I������ probably,'  JtitilfMilPblc. Rejected application* lmvc often  5been fiuc-t'e.fj-fi.Ily project)tctl by t-ft. Wc,  icondticl fully equipped offices in Montreal,  jiti-itl W-nshlnirton : thmqnalificsMStoprotiipt-J*  iiy (iispatch work aiu! -quic^lv.m'-cure Patents(  [n������ brrn-1 ns thc Invention. JXfglicst references*  ifitrni������iic(]. , <  Pntc'iitf- procured through Mr.non & Ma /  Irion receive -sp-'ciul notice without charpeta/  over too new.spapcr.4 distributed throughout^  ithe D.'minion. (  Specialty:���������Patent business of ManufaoP  iturersiincf Engineers. (  MARION & MARION     i  , Patent Experts and Solicitors, i  Srxn-... / New York Life B'ldV, nontreaS<  ������j������'      i   Atlsntlc Bldsr.WashCm  Atlantic Bldfr.WashCrirton D.C.  ���������*  f  ������������.  ^.  O  ���������*  ���������J*  **  ���������*  **  **  ���������*���������  **���������  'I  '���������*  STILL LEADS  Our Rush fur WOU is over, -md us usual at this time of  year we make il specially p.t' -  BLACK   SUITS  What is nicer and more "becoming.  You should try onu of  our   latest __Blnck Suits,  stylishly made, fniek and full dress,  They are  We have a stock of nice  -=5^-=^goods-to'select=fi'orn,-a!id-\ve-giifirantee every-siiit.-  ���������*���������<  **  4<  4<  $  ���������r>  ���������  t  t  t  **  ���������*������  Our stock of Tweeds are well selected, and in order to keep  our hands employed until the arrival of Spring Goods, we uie  having a Special January Sale.  Our $20 Suits to Order  Ladies' Tailokkd Suits to Order.  J. B. CRESSMAN. - Mackenzie Ave  ���������A.  ���������4-  ������*>  ci-'  +  ��������� _  ���������*>  +-  (*  *  *  >r  ������t>  *  *  *  I  ���������*  *  %-.  **}���������  re>  +  *  *'  ���������  ���������*>  ft-  iir  rr  tr  rr  *  *r  -*-  ****************************************************  Wholesaie & Retail W!������at Merchant.  Fish and Game in Season.v  First Street,   -   Revelstoke*-B. O..  ���������v ,  Moore Co.,K.C.  ^   The most delightfulclimate for  a Home or Winter Resort.  Only sixteen  hours from New  York.    Write to Board of Trade I  of Southern  Pines  for booklet! j  SSVIPROVE  YOUR  CHANCES  in tho Commercial world by taking a  . complete course in Isaac Pitman's  Srioi'thiind. Shorthand cannot he sue-.  cessi'uJly taught by mail. 1 offer you  personal and practical instruction at  mv Evening Classes which commence  on November  2nd.    Students Prk- '���������  FAPTHD FOJI  THE ClVIL SERVICE.     For  further particulars apply to  WALTER MUNRO,  Revelstoke, B. C Doirfio wel  Lumbering the Chief Industry���������  The Forests are so Dense  That the Moisture Makes  Fires Impossible.  Jlr. Edward Adair, brofner of Mr.  William Adair of Norland, and for 20  years a resident of British Columbia  is east on a business trip, lie was in  town on Friday on his way to a visit  to his brother up north, rind talked to  the Watchman-Warder on things beyond the Rockies.  "Things are better m tho far west  than they have been for years." sard  Mv. Adair. "British Columbia is coming out of her recent depression.' She  litis wonderful resources ��������� the most  wonderful of any Canadian province,  and probably of any similar territory  iu the world. Her people are paying  attention to their development; and a  new order of things political is help"ing  tliein along.  "With regard to that: You know  that for years we had a coalition government, with each wing of it playing  for chief place, and giving more attention to that than to the business of  the country. As a result capital was  repelled from the country. The minute you made a business proposition  ton capitalist, he" replied. 'Oh you  have no government out there, we  don't know what will happen and  hence wc won't go .in.' Now lhe old  party Hires have been restored and Ia*t  year the Conservatives under McBride  were returned with a majority of -1.  Then there are two Socialists and a  Labor member that give the government independent support. - The  change has greatly restored confidence  and already important legislation regarding the resources of the country  has been adopted.  "There are several .treat staple resources of British Columbia. Fish,  mineral, lumber���������these are vast assets.  Then agriculture, stock-raisins and  fruit-growing are capable of groat  development. Fruit has only recently  been given much attention, .but a  friend of mine made $*-00 an acre from  nn orchard in its third bearing year.  "Tliere is no doubt that British Columbia has tihe world's greatest mineral deposit. With improved machinery for handling the ores, great wealth  will result from the mines.  LUMBER IS KING  At the present time, however, the  lumber business is in the .lead. The  "great pine forests are being taken hold  of hy wealthy corporations and rapidly  converted into lumber���������and wonderful  lumber it mages. It is finding growing markets on both sides of the  country. Asia and South Amerif-'a are  heavy buyers on - the west and the  Canadian Northwest and Manitoba  this side of the Rockies. Although  such splendid plants have been put in  the demand cannot be met. Luinber-  fmj there is a'������lifferent thing from what  jt is here. Instead of piling it up to  _dry_and_sal!jijg_ jt,_there _are jdways  orders ahead of the cut, I know one  mill that shutdown (1 weeks for repairs  and at the end of that time had orders  for 75 carloads. The great influx of  >e|it|er,������i into the Northwest is creating  # big d/miand, Then the older settlers  are getting in ������ position to build.  Railway construction calls for large  quantities of lumber and altogether the  demand will tax any possible facilities  for meeting it.  Lumbering in British Columbia cs-  p.-.pes one of the biggest iperrils of the  fjndUs-try in Ontario���������fire.1: In the deep  pjne woods there in-August your feet  and clothes will b.o qujte damp lyom  ' the moisture all about. The trees are  ������o tall nod thick that tlie sun never  penetrates their foliage and hence it is  Always cool and d������,mp' below. You  couldn't light a fire there with all the  matches Eddy ever made. This does  ' jiot apply to exposed mountain sides,  .wbtgre the sun beats in, but to Uie  Ygren/b bulk' of the wooded country in  tbe West, ���������   :> ���������  "I am free to .tiray, however, that the  lumber business of UriUalr Columbia,  has its limitations. That is the pi/ie  ���������forests there are not endless", An idea  pmyaMi in some places that the whirls  of firo province is covered in pine  ���������forest. It is .not. Thore are only throe  ���������jrfaiebelts. One is along the coast. Itis  <5 or 7 miles wide. -Then in the middle  of. tho country there  is another belt  running parallel to each other and the  coast. The extent of them is well  known, and most of their timlier is  under control of existing companies.  "I am not saying tlris to make you  thin', the in-lustry is near dying out.  It is not; it is just beginning, arrd the  known quantity of timber is a vast  number of millions of feet and with  any cure il, will bo made a peipetuitl  asset of the province, but the point is  tlrat this very limitation, wide though  ils hoiiiidari'.s arc, gives the business  a firmness that it could not otherwise  have. Those .who put tlieir money  into it know that there- will not be  endless and ruinous competition and  tbey know that hence the tendency of  prices will always be upward, for just  as in Ontario, as the lumber has been  cut away, the price has advanced, so it  will tliere.. That, together wiih the  wide markets I have spoken of, give  the lumber business the firmest sort of  foundation in British Columbia.  MG JIKND COMPANY  "One of the finest lumber proportions out there is that of the Big Bend  Lumber Company of which so'me  Polerboro arrd Lindsay men are directors, ln fact with my knowledge of  the business���������and I have been in it for  over a quarter :-[ a century���������1 should  say that the Big Bond property has  the best prospects of any in the province. Their mill is equipped with the  best heavy, modern machinery and  their limits are magnificent and so  situated tliat the timber can be floated  right to the mill without either driving or towing.  DESERT SHALL BLOSSOM  '.���������By artificial irrigation, the C.P.R.  is going to redeem 3,000.000 acres of  desert just this side of the Rocky  Mountains. That area is ever under a  cloudless sky ami tbe climate is glorious. But since no rain ever falls, the  country is now a desert. But by water  it can be made tlie most fertile laud.  This water the C.P.R. is going to bring  to some of it. Sevjral mountain  streams are to be gathered and turned  irrto a crrnaljil) feet wUe at the bottom  10 feet deep and 113 miles long. By  this means a great settlement will be  secured at ��������� British Columbia's back  door whero otherwise there .would . be  a desert.  DOMINION" POLITICS  "The success of the Conservative  party in the recent provincial elections,  has greatly strengthened its grip-for  the Dominion struggle. We won by  splendid organization and we have  never let that organization relax.  Twice a week public concerts are held  in the biggest hall in Rossland and the  political pot is kept boiling. There Jis  a big independent element, floating  population and young men in that  country and the Conservative party is  getting hold of most of- them. Under  the new redistribution British Columbia gets 7 instead of 6 members. Last  election the Liberals won 5 of the 6;  but I believe that next time the Con-  sei valives will carry 5 of the 7. The  reason will be chiefly that the country's  needs are not being served by the present government. We are a young  country and need" fostering, but we  get-nothing.^   *hr\i'������Tgjr?ssi;  REVELSTOKE   ASSESSMENT  DISTRICT  WEST KOOTENAY.  Tr.ku Jir.tic-e Hint I slm*.' lioM a Court of He-  visimi uml Appeal, under (lie Assessment Aet,  IO'.iS lor thu K-vclstoke Assessment Disiriet. orr  Mominv tire Fourteenth (lay ���������>.' Mitretu, 1901, nt  tin* hour of eleven o'clock in the forenoon, nr  th*-* Court Houso, KeveUtofco.  Hated nt llevelstoke. lliis loth dny of Feb-  ruury, 1901.  CHAS. M. FIELD.  JiiiIkc of the Court of Revision uinl .Appeal  Kevelstoke   Assessment Drsrrict of    West  Kootenay.  THK COUNTY COUUT OF KOOTENAY,  HOLDEN AT KEVKLSTOKK.  Ill the matter of Thomas Tollifson, ilecensoil,  uml  In tliu matter ���������>{ the "lltric-inl Administrators Act,  dated oth day of January, A. IL, 1IHH.  Upon readiiic tin! iilHdrivIt of George S. McCarter it is ordered, tliat Gemee S. McClirter. Ollicial  Administrator for purr; of the (Jouiity of I.ootenny.  shall lie administrator of all  and snijiirlar the  estate of Thomas Tollifson, deceased, and that  notico of this tinier Ire published in -4 issues of the  ltevelstoke Herald newspaper published at Kevelstoke, IJ. 0. .  " 3. A. FOHIN,"  J.  IN  TIIE COUNTY   COUKT   OF KOOTENAY,  HOLDEN AT KEVELSTOKE.   - --.-j  In the matter of Robert Taylor, deceased,  , ond-  III the matter of the "Official Administrators' Act,"  dated (itlr day of January, A. D.. WOI.  Upon reading the affidavit of Frvil 0. EIIiott.it  is ordered, tine Ueoriru S. McCarter. Official ad-  ministiator for part of the County of Kootenay,  shall be administrator of all and siriKiilar the  estate of Kobert Tavlor, deceased, and that notice  of this order be published in I issues of tlie ltevelstoke lleinld newspaper published at ltevelstoke,  "* C' "J. A. FOKIN,"  J.  NOTE.  Xotice is herebv given tlrat thirty days after  date I intend" to apply to the Cliief  Commissioner of Lands nnd Works for a special  licence to cut uml curry away timber from the  following  deseribed  lands;  Uummeiniii'.' at a post marked "A. M. 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Rice  growing, sugar cane growing and the  making' of sugar, cotton growing  bring to the farmers lare-e returns  and these crops are surer- No droughts  to cause a failure. Where people nre  liiaking money is the place to loan for  sure and safe return of principal and  interest.  T give ns reference Hon. "Walter  Clark, Cliief Justice of Supreme'Court  for North Carolina, Raleigh; N. C:  Mr. Jo-ephns Daniels, Editor Daily  Newsaml Observer, the leading daily  in Nortjh Carolina, Rnleiph: Jlr*. John  H. Sharp, ���������Trunsirror Sejiborml Air  Line Railway, I'ortsinoutb, Va,, and  Mr. E. H. Clement. Editor Daily  Transcript. Boston. Mass. If yoii  want any information about "the  South, its lands, w������t������r powers, best  place to spend win tur, etc.. as well as  loaning money, write me and I will  uladly reply. Address John T.  Patrick, Pinebluil, N. C.      -.  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Try Us  and you will know the reason why.  The  lail way men's Journa  artment  and  $2.00  PER  ANNUM   IN  ADVANCE  $2.00 .flllti.SV'.Y'.SIHJDDEA  u  I*-Y  A  vi-y  .������> .  C3SERVANC...S      AT     THE  S-iPULCHRE.  SACRED  t'arioni Scrnr- Ahout thc Plnco of Nativity���������Tin, St A>le a Clrotto���������KoHkIoks  0*cs*rvrtm',*s -j r,������ Fcople of livtlilelit-ri;  *-t*"cniale Traits.  IIB poet Ln mart ine,  ; writing of  the  Holy  ; Laud in Ids "Mcdira-  ! t .nis" sixty odd years  r.go,   tells   of   buying  . :.n arsenal of pistols.  s.tbrcs     and     oilier  weapons  to  nnn  Ills  c 'iripnny against tiro  (.reek    pirates    who  i:   ested    the    Arelii-  I   lrrpo   Sea   and   of  (Yvois other dangers  v. hicU ma.le the jour-  r. ���������>���������  to  lire  scene of  tiie nativity  nnd lite  cf   Christ   ad vent u r-  o :s and lively.  A recent French  . flrrlter, vlsitlnsr it -h'.eheui at Clinst-  - <tnas time, iV..':. i ii Surd to believe. In  -thesepractical Aa: a of railroads nnd  "table d'hote d'i..r.*i��������� ������������������, that such a condition of affairs could ever have existed.  'Arriving nt r-*ll,lehem, lie says. I  :hast(?ned to so- "ire scenes of the niiiiv-  Itv, full c:' ("���������-������������������ ���������'.-nion and yet ready  to'-be disappoi!'*'-*'. {oT t!l:lt had b(" ll  cry-lot so often i:i Palestine.- The  Mount of Oliv. ���������; (I ilgotha, the Sacred  *Bepulchre, all v*. ;e in my eyes spoiled  for.the want of that exquisite sitnplic-  ltyiwhlch had filled rny childish visions.  Everywhere lire irdcr of the faithful  lias-shown Itself In upsetting and im-  ���������proTfng thini^s in a deplorable manner.  So I asked uivst'f v."ith apprehension  bow I would iind iho stable where  iMary brought hor child into the world  .-and laid hira in the niaugcr because  there was v- .-������������������ .-.-.��������� for them at the inn.  "Passing rhl-.u.gh the narrow and  -crooked sti-'.-r- -.vlileh cuts Bethlehem  -Into two parts *r>*e finally reached the  extremity of rhe burg and found o:t-  selves In an - 'Ming square, which in  -.co an esplanade pav d  :e and there showing  cisterns which served  rd for ablutions among  r.-i-AS ot Christians. In  was the usage to wash  .S1,hefore entering thr������ sarrctunry-  JA-curious scene is here on the very  "? border of the place of the nativity. On  one side a burial ground  with white  -������������������> rennbs;  on   two  otiier  sides   rows  of  ��������� -.*������������������ ban*, high .walls, like a fortress or a  .-��������� prison. Here and there windows pierce  the   walls,   but   rro  doors.     One  locks  lbour -him   mystified,   but  finally   discovers   a   Mi'-U   hole  in   and   out   of  ���������    which n<-' '������������������'    .-ire' passing almost on all  :    fours, so  ������������������.������������������'.is  it.    This is the chief  '���������-- -������r:ti.*y ;o ::��������������������������� siiii.-nisry of the nativity.  ;:  H-iving  !���������������������������>.; id  through tliis hole one  ? ? R-.-ds *-*rV  *''.���������*������' a large hall divided  -hy four- ,-������������������' I *s and surmounted by  a  rco"*':���������-';��������� ("������������������������������������  heavy beams.   Peo-  v'i ��������� sv.'.ai'-     ���������������������������'���������������������������:  i-illcing and smoking,  el-Jilr-Wi iilaj. 'Pnrkish soldiers sew up  1      ",    -     '       .  ���������rtsltors with cries am', dieen-. Upon  the esplanade before the basilica tho  Turkish garrison stands at arms, wlilln  tlie music of the Catholic orphan nsy-  luni sounds the ������������������Marseillaise," anl  then the cortege passes on tp the Franciscan monastry, where the prelates nf  the Latin Church, tiro patriarch lrlnr-  K.'lf. who is the chief dignitary in Palestine, heing present, receive the guests.  At night the Christmas service begins at io o'clock with a pontifical muss  celebrated at the Franciscan Church  near the basilica. The richest vestments nre worn for t'-is ollice, those  having been presented in the name of  tho French Republic b.v Maroehal Mnc-  "Mnlron. This lirst ceremony ls concluded about midnight, and then a  long procession with candles In hand  moves towards the grotto of tho nativity. First comes the cross bearer, followed by Franciscan monks and members of other religious bodies. The  patriarch comes last, and directly behind him, at the head of the laymen,  walks tlie French Consul with his attendants. Only those who precede the  patriarch cnrry candles, but that dignitary bears in his hand with Intlnlto  precaution a beautiful little child In  wax. which, with sweet smile, seems  nlmost on the point of er-ying out Tlie  divine child rests in a manger on siV*.-  en cushions, rose colored and embroid-  ired with gold.  its turn op.*r .  witb stone. '.  openings im-.  Tor baptisms -  former gene-M  :hose days i;  2S^Sg3<C'>.  YE  ANCIENT  CHRYSTEMAS.  It wu an ancient harper mnn.  And he Bang of Christiuiu* lime,  tn the Kood old days ot the knightly ag*,  And he sang im uneouth rhyme:  "Oh, a goodlis Kntghte was bold Sir Ituda,  And ho lived la a lordlio hnlle;  And pronto waa his boimrle lo rrlle Rood souls.  For he fed both greute und smollu.  "Te hinde he ploughed tha vulley land,  And ho tolled both enrlie und hue;  For yo good Knight rook orie-lmlf his store  To food tho poor at his gate.  "Ye shepherde, hc kept his flocks on the hill,  I Hut uo lumbe or mullon uto he; ilcf t.  THE   BEAUTIFUL   TALE.  -~    th-ir  uniforms.  Cvir    '���������.-���������-: ���������  V id.-.-' ��������� ���������  vi  tl-.l  r ,-���������-���������. ���������';,  i������ if. on bo>Y. .  '������������������: "Formc-rly. '. ���������*:-  "-���������-.to stable their  women give suck to  '������������������Itira-- offer oranges,  r for sale, while Greek  ��������� viiks hurry about as  .. pressing importance.  i..Id. the Arabs used  ^iicep' here.  CBtit this Is not the stable where Jesus  fls-as bora.  Ycoverin*.- 'r  :ioldiers   ���������  .on a bei.  .  syawas.    T'  .from per--o  them a  ci-  to a  do-r  - rjcrypt-   Tl:  the des-i-.  .ill he cor?-*  ' Yiiliers. tli!:- ?  ������n the flo.-r  :  rftanging |: ���������  tiovt:     ���������':  i^irlstu'-, _.  :.*Ta-5  lx>ra  :?iire In th- .-  This Qisr-  -.- and one's !:  ?: tation. for :  v^ag. at all  :.e is some time in dis-  '���������I  die left'two. Turkish  ���������''���������:' ara stretched lazily  .Y* is acleep. the other  re evidently not thore  ���������:-fei-cnce.   In front of  ���������   stairway goes  down.  ���������;��������� -=e('nis to indicate a  ��������������������������� passed, one continues  ..!' narrow staircase un-.  - two otiier Turkish sol-  .-.������������������ standing up. with guns  -���������-. ! ua the left, lighted by  ��������� <. is the following inscrip-  ��������� ��������� Vir^ine  Maria,  Jesus   : est" (Here Jesus Christ:  ���������f  t'.-.o Virgin Mary).    XX'e  .-.-���������-���������ry is much of a surprise,  r-i movement is for protes-  '���������-��������� si.?;i;'ie reason that uot'i-  iJie a. stable Is  apparent.  mMSJmmMM  At the lirtsIUcr*. of the Nativity.  Tlie cortege, having traversed the  transcept of tlie basilica and descended  Into the grotto of'the patriarch, stops  In front of the spot where tlie clrrtd  Testis was born. The patriarch places  the manger and child in the hands of  one of his followers and begins to  chant the story of the Nativity as told  by St. Luke. Then Uie prelate takes  tho child again and placing it upon a-  eilver star continues the service, wllh  modifications of the sacred text appropriate to the occasion and the special  surroundings. As the prelate says the  words wliieh tell how the'Holy Mother  brought into the world her first born  eon he takes the child again, wraps it  In fine laces and chants:  "And here they wrapped lt In  clothes."  Then he walks to the marble manger  and places in it the image of the now  born child, at the same time chanting  the words:  "And here they laid it In a mnnr;:er,  because thero was no place for thjin  at the Inn."  This service often lasts until 2 o'clock  In the morning, and is finished by a,  "Te Deum" and "God Save the Uep-..b-';  lie." All Bethlehem watches this  night, and the people, men, women -tad'  children, remain until day-breaks with  lighted candles in their bands iu the  neighborhood of the basilica.  Bethlehem is of all the cities in ilia  Orient or in Palestine the most Cbr'.s-  tlau. In a population of a little in--re  than 0.000 inhabitants there are hnr.'.ly  100 Mohammedans. It is a fact not  generally known that the Betlileln-:i>  Ites are lineal descendants of the crusaders. They prove it to you by It tig  parchments In which their geneal. gy  Is traced out elaborately. Tuiltvd,  thore is no need of such proof, for iii.-  'Ayrian type is plainly seen In th*:>ir  features. Under their Oriental grrrb  one is surprised to find yellow hair f.ail  blue eyes which In no way resemble  the typical Arab'or Syrian. These  peculiarities are not found in .Tern-  6iilem, which city was too great to be  absorbed by the crusaders, whereas the  little burg of Bethlehem was entirely  peopled by them and has remained the  residing place of their descendants until the present day. '  Not only are the people of Bethlehem  tmlque in tho matter of physical tm'ts  but they have the spirit of enterprise  and activity ot mind and economy  which are not less rare In the B st  than are the blond hair and blue ey,-s.  Ther -devote_themsel.ves_almost_en t ij?r*-_  When the still earth is wrapped in the Christmastime snow, $  My thoughts wander back to the long, long ago.  When I was a wee, wonder-eyed child.  And all lite to me was a beautiful wild  Of sunshine and duisy tields, snow or no snow���������  Xo matter how cold might tire winter winds blow,  I used to climb up on my grandfather's knee,     r  And look in his eyes, just as grave as could bo,  And afk him to tell me the wonderful talc  Ot* the ShopherdE asleep in tlie Betlilehem rale.  And the star of the Eust, as it burst on their sir.-!*:.  And dazzled their eyes with Its marvellous light.  Uow It led them along o'er the Nazarene hills.  By tho white sleeping flocks and the low singing  rills.  To the dear little Baby asleep on the hay  In the manger���������and, up to this worldly-wise day.  -���������-Mi  Ji _Jia>-^  <^^}<f  ly to the fabrication of pious souveii; -s.  which are carri--rd away in in-im.-n-e  oiiantities by tourists and pilgrims.  "it is literally true that In most r>f  their domestic cus-ioriu. such as riar-  riag'-s and funerals, the s.irr-.e prae!'.c������ s  I think tt the sweetest tale eTer wastoUt  I still to Its beauty and tenderness hold 1  And, even to-night, were my grandfather here, r  I'd creep to his breast, and look into his dear ���������  Old credulous eyes, and say. "Tell me the tale  Ot the Shepherds asleep in the Bethlehem rale."  And once more a child, I'd look out through tho  ���������'���������'.: .'snow   '  On tho.daisy-fleld meadows of long, long ago.  ���������liELirE Host.  23f.*--'r* ?-, :-.  tTe are ;:: :���������  -. ���������  the rc-r*!y i:  It w:*.s  li:-   ���������-.  rrouos    ir;  i ten   this   ���������  ftctor*}-. ='j  >  ol the ^!-..*.!.��������� "  ire  cov.-n .;  fss  la:  -���������-  i  nchly <!,_..,  hangings.    '.  t'-ntious    li ���������'���������.'-.���������  museum.   'J':..:.  to   rniud   tin*   ;���������  (was  born,  a.. !  *een at the ������������������ gi  itvith ma.-I'l:  marble.     Fi:.   !;  ���������loned in mur'-o.  Ahe  right,   a  ihe phr-ce w.lt.-r  to bnrsc  frr-  Was shelter--.;   :  Ofcour---  Say at Ef..  Ibe  Frer.ci,  ������alem to B���������i  ���������ee-rcmonl.-s r.:'  "SThe   T-,::v::.-:j   a  'rJU5pos.1l a (.':���������  two ofiicrs  pany   hi;;i.  eawas  on   1:  t������vantir-e  c-  Ilie   Cou:;u!   :  ���������  wrhlch Inclu i  ���������  the holy p^:!   ���������  near the ro '  the shrjk.s t"  people ��������� ���������' :'���������  on  hor-  -i   ���������     ���������;  his d..:i'-.-      :.  la tion  ;��������� l'i.'   ���������  (womei,    n.  act  ?t  r;;e ���������..-in.  .-'r-int of t*r'. T!-i--:l;ca-  ��������� :.���������.    ?r<. thi:-. obj'.*<r*!r>n  ..- tYuu in 1.1.1 en  tim-.-;  -::r  i;t  T.:!������������������-���������*:ine to  l'.-j  .'������������������I-i.      t.'n:'ortun.".;*"iy  ��������� :.-'.'.--n f ��������� -i-As um:.>.  ii   has  "he  appear:-.in'i*t  ii !'.:.-ir':':*'. and cennt-  . .! >vn ;',��������� in a e-'A %  . '..;:'; gr-id and purr-iu  ���������-:!'.-c: l.-> that of a  pre-  /    ,u   .'ome    Oriental  ��������� is m.rhing v.-hic-rr calls  ���������.'���������rry iu which Jestu  ihe tucnger. which is  : ia a space supported  i:!.*rrjs, is also made of  *.-  one  s.'.:*.   also   fash-  and a little further to  :��������� alar orifice mari'iii','  * r'.iiil caused a spring  .Yen the holy family  :  this n-fuge.  :r.-is Is the great fete  .    On Chrisirn-is t-vo  :i  comes  from  .len'i-  r: to tako part in tho  grtrat ('lirlsli;tll uiglrt.  ::,: jrities   p!..:oe   at   his  iK-nl of cavalry, and  drawn sabres acenm-  ���������j-jiided   by   his   eight  Y.rck in their striking  .:'(��������� of blue and  gold,  -   with   the  procession,  r  !:y pilgrims, through  Y->..nt half way there,  .-Hi. mentiontKl above,  r.-.l-'hcm and other rich  'y wait for the Consul  ���������d  accom:..rny  him   to  vrliiie the whole popu-  along tlie streets,   the  Iren along the terrace  l������-,vi, and welcome the  ���������1  \t  ere in use to ilay 'al-. e:;\<tnl In hrhii  lim(..;. The woman of T-S.-ihleliem we  a eo.-tiinie which is tin.st pttrttifi-s>.  a lr,r:g garment withoirr fjisteairn.'  the w.-'.lst c.i!"i"e<l ln stripes of -t.'i  red, yellow nnd invert, an.l eover-'-d  lire throat with ti:u: ���������������������������irihr.ii'lery mi --.'  which are shown .-h.irt brick-color d  vefiiis embroidered -.vilh .-i:-.-!l.'e?([i'.e :i^'-  un-s in yellow. Her h.-ad-dress Is >.: <t  less striking, being etyu-p-..v.'d of a d  colottc, spangled with pic-ees of silver.  which, together with necklaces formed  In the same wry. make up her dowry.  Tlie woman of Bethlehem ls nlso famous for hr-r beauty, with regular and  fine features, a skin where pink arrd  white struggle for the master}', arid  an expression at once demure and  grave, which seems peculiarly apprr-  priato for these fair descendants of (he  Blessed Virgin.  TOM GU1CH FAIRIES  (Copyright.) .  I-  Y Of course, we are all so wise nowadays that we don't believe in fairi.-s.  And the supposition that fairies would  live In Windy Gulcli; Colorado, is loo  absurd to be considered anything but  a miner's joke. 1'et it is a fact time  when the inhabitants of Windy Guf-rh  Tvish to crow over the denizens of  Gabriel's Boost,--th-e rival camp acivss  the'divide, tbey always tell the'story  of tho Windy Gulch fairies.  '���������������������������it.  '  "Who has seen old Victimus Stiffens  lately?" remarked Ben. Jarvis to a.  group of fellow-minersY who lay about  rmder the trees near the camp.  "X saw him last week," replied "fellow Pete. "Came down to the store  and got some whiskey and writing  material. He looked shaky, aud f  shouldn't wonder if he was gettin'  ready to write his will."  'That's why I aslced." said Jarv:*;.  "Gabriel's Roost 13 one ahead of us  on their cemetery plant, and something  has got to happen soon. There hasn't  been a shootYn' since Jack Litz was  elected Marshal, and somebody will  have to die a natural death in orc-r  for-us to catch. ttD.-Wltb_Gabrirf'jS_ltu<tA_  XV'e'"must keep an ey������- on  Vlct-mus.'1*  It may be remarked that Vieri.r;-.!t  Stiffens was the camp name of <.:;e  Hugh Craig, who i:-"l come to ->:  camp with a. partner about, a year Y -  fore. They bad stal.-ed a eh:in) .id  built a cabin about ;: mile uj. ":e  gulch, and for sotnt* m.-.mIis had d-'iij  Ben Jarvis secured tbe paper aud  perused It eagerly.  "Well, boys, this is queer," he said.  "Guess the fairies hoard what I BuitL  ���������Listen to this."  And he read as follows:  To whom it mayconccrn:  Will any good Christian help a dylnt! mnn? I  have a heavy secret on my soul. I cannot dio  Without revealing it. lluou Cairo.  "Good-by,   boys,"   exclaimed   Jarvis,  rising.   "Walt here till I come back."  m.  Ben. Jarvis reached the well-built  cabin of Hugh Craig in less than a  quarter of an hour, although it was a  mile over a rough path. He found tho  6ick man lying on an iron camp bedstead,    lie advanced to the bodside.  "I got your message," he said, solemnly.   "What can X do for you?"  "You got my message," repeated tlio  6lck man ln a husky voice. "Strange!  Set I knew lt. I could not die here  alone, without relieving my guilty soul.  I managed to scrawl the note and to  throw it from- the door, and ihe wind  swept it down the gulch. Aud you*  got itr  "Yes," replied Jarvis.  ���������"I knew lt���������I knew It. I have lived  ft, godless life, having faith In nothing.  [Yet since this sickness of death came  upon me I hare felt tliere was a higher  power, to which I must answer."  He paused a few moments, and then  continued:  "I have no time to lose. Sixteen  months aao my pal and I committed a  bank  robbery  in  the  town  of  S ,  Illinois. We managed so as to throw  suspicion on tho cashier, a young man  named Henry LaunL He was arrested, tried, convicted and ls now in  prison. He has a wife nnd two children. I have written a full confession.  Here it is."  He feebly took a roll of manuscript  Irom under his pillow. t  "Take it. See tliat justice Is done.  Don't try to do anything for me. It is  too late.   Leave me alone to die."  IV.  It was not long before Ben Jarvis  ���������burst on the camp with his strango  tale.  "Here, boys," he s-ird, ns he ended it,  J'chlp in. There's two of us got to go  to Illinois and right this thing. If we  don't the fairies of Windy Gulch  will  For ye good Ki xhte spoiled what tho gaunt woV  To give lt ln c tritle.  "Te merchant rt le forth with well-filled purso,  But he came ht me stripped and leane;  For yo good Knlghte met him along theroado.  And his hand wus heavy, I ween.  "Yc outcaste Jew had stores of gold.  And ho hid it most secret lie;  Cut ye torture chumber opened his lips  To tell where the gold might be.  "Oh. a goodlie Knights was bold Sir Rude,  And ho kept, the Ciirystomas tide;  Whoever might como to the open feasts,  Departed well satisfied.  "Thero was ale, and wine and moats galoia.  And much Chrystemus joltltie;  But yo hindc, ye shepherde. yo merchant and JoW,  Came not to the Chrystcrmui tree"  Te harper mnn hath gone to his rest,  Ye good Krrlghto likewise he;  And tho good old days have long gone by  With their deeds of charilio.  ,, . ���������G. II. B-.NID1C-8,  Clirlstmnft   Mistletoe*  ne.-er bring us any luck, and Gabriel  Itoost  ce:n-etery   will   beat   il*;   out  of  Eight"  ife passed. around  the hat, and  the  ..f^.jr.^i.,.., ��������� f'Jfj.l^ ti,~r^���������^iy-^ilU.y���������  rtt.ij..  vid'-d.  "I'll write yon pirtlcnl.'trs," were r>������>  last w>r(.|s; of (',.������������������i ,l,u-v-':j as b" : ul  Nervy Jeliiif toui  Gah.-h.  "We   got   nTe  K  jn-  va*  tb"  !  .t   h-  t or r  !-Y-t   .'. ���������  ;"..r.' tl  Hevlvbi;- -.1 tt'til   ii\:nUim.  ���������y^z-i  Suburb���������What    doea  this  Mi:  mean?  Group of Tramps--Tlris Is a Christmas carol, luiss. We are reviving a.  pleasant old custom. Arid we won't  leave till 3*ou come dowii with a quarter.  Mr. Suburb concludes it is beat to  com,! down.  i   i'-ave-    of     Wh'rjy  ���������7.  O. K.." wrote P.-n  ' I Y"!-. "and :vt tit nt  ������������������- t.-i :):������������������ tf,*.v;r. Tlieta'  ';:' (Villi l-iwei-ji ;..,���������!  ���������:.\: :uA ,!;��������� <: we ..11  ���������;<������������������.��������������������������� r.iur, and be ;!������;.  ���������..;���������.'.:rii '���������?' n.-i :>> l,;t ihe  ���������tb.itr: I'lhrii'Mus. A  ,:ri' gty.tlg t-> get )���������-:)  ;���������?: ���������:. for !ii"'i,  ''. yYe.l <i'A%l'l t'l -*ee  Is. Sl-.e's as pr-'-tly as  I'm p'l'.iig to have a  *':i' whole family lo  Windy  (Jabtli.    How  (CTiriRtmas ln America in   16I.1.  ��������� *1ie chronicles of the Pilgrims, dev  Bcribing their an-ival in Cape Cod Bay.  in December, 10:20, refer briefly to tho  first Christmas spent by them ln America; and what was done in Plymouth  village tlie next Christmas is described  in tlie quaint language of Govormj*.-  Bradford:  "On ye day called Christmas-day, yo  Govt*, called them out to worke (as was  used), but ye most of this new company excused themselves and said it  went against tlieir consciences to work  on ye daj-. So ye Govr. told them that  if tliey made It matter of conscience,  he wotdd spare 1licm till thoy were  better informed. So lie led away yo  rest and left lhem, but when they  came home at noon from their worke.  he found them in ye streote at play,  openly, some pitching ye barr, and  Borne at stoole-ball, and such like sports.  So he went to tlrem and took away  their implements and told them that  ���������was against liis conscience, tliat tlrey  should play and othei*s worke. If thej;  made ye keeping of it mater of devotion, let them kepe tlieir houses, but  there should be no gaming or revelling  in ye streets."  Say Before Clii-Istmarb  Ml  .S:..$-fJfcr-'"T '^]  'it;   <#<��������� fi"w���������   -"������*-.  '1.-  1  youi-- f-ll-'  Jut ot hi.*--  I'  a.   b;^   d!!.*.;:-   ������������������(  nnd   we're  ir;-.-!t  hi-- wife aivl  ;-:i  n   ijiftcr--.   an-.i  pboiograr'h   ������������������'"  bring  back     *<���������  about, tin- eeni'���������-(*.-.���������.-':"  Th.* ar.'-:i-e;- irn'.rio. in a dl'ip-Hch s nt  fro-ni l're:-!>'A. n town twenty ruih.j  from   Windy  Onleb:  ���������well, but Craig's pni-tn-rr. o^e RIHy  Garvin, had skin-i.-:l .air a couple of  months before the ovnta n,-in-:i!ed  herein, biking wilh b'n all the r-esulw  Of r.iielr labors. Slin-Y this event t'r.il:;  had had nothing bit br.d biek. lie  was a mc<ody, iii;s'.;-.-i:'.i;li' man. and Ir'.i  -mlsfortmn* and id ;������������������ bi: ii.-d render.-d  hlrn more p-r::!:-:r :i!-ri ;'ve.r. and les.j  popular '.villi 'i i* <-.iii.:i.  "The Injuns !:���������]*.-(��������� a !��������� ge:vl," remarked Brn .ran if., -lira.- I!:::: gulch is in-  hnhlt('il hy fai!���������*;"*. Tlrey believe in  fairies, yoii know. Queer tbey sJrnuM  have that noiiou jiir't. lie- ninne n>t our  forcfnllK.'ni. Now, if tliere are any  fairies about hero I vi-di ll'.ey would  bring rne wonl or Victimus. I tell  you, hoys, I iim getting anxious abent  that cemetery."  As if in anawer to lh!9 r|ir*-er petition, there cniiie a :: ;:<t .if wind, and  a, paper fluttered to tile ground in ������-lio  midst of tbe group of inerr.  "(Ir-eat Seoti!" ex-ln'med Yellow  Pole.     "Wlinr';.  Hi-':*'"  Your teWi-r v*.:  Tr.t et-.e.'j i";-.'.; r.  t-,'.-^ tin.?* ::.f'<r v.-  Ine back, wi ���������((������������������'  cciiier,;r> i.i ....-��������� -A  Gentle n-.t-',  Windy Cliiii-:;  rtrirline tliere.  nny (Ir.iibts n;  rivnlrv bet-.*.���������������������������  Gabrlr-l'-i lint,  tcco'-d l������ iitill i  'l-'-'l. ���������'?':' t of yo'.:r fncf-fi.  .:'t '??!.*-'.:-'--?l't^ i ���������:^ac\ '.i;t  -. i'Yt. I:i"y t'.hiyin cu'*"'" (���������"'<.  ���������: lit/. >:'���������.:,'.'���������<] -.'i'Ah h'iii. Ocr-  ';a0 ������������������.-- linurliAii ii'Vi.;'.,  'Iny. ������������������.:;:-..  "-. If yr>'< .ihofltl vicl!  oaring frie pr'-?"rif civic  !, ��������� i-trefiil not *���������> throw  '.n th.'rf fairy tale. 'The  t-M Windy Gti'eli and  .-,r over tho ctmuti'i-y  n full blast  CHRISTMAS GAMES.  Various Ways in TYIileli Tfonnf- Folks May  Mnioy the Faur.-ms Holiday.  -j HE happiness of  ~rehildren can be  greatly promo:cl  oii Chrisuiras by  the iutiodiicti(in  of gnme*,. Perhaps tlie Christinas present* may  include [Hn,:;g',i of  tliese toful.y occupy the .at; li '���������).'.  If tue l:tue ,j:..s  If uot, sonre of  the following ..ni.,  answer:  Coasting. ��������� for  outdoor s po i* t  nothing surpasses  coasting hi the  (estimation of young people Tlie game  of **coasting" consist*, simply lu seeing which boy' can drive his sled  farthest from the starting polut at tire  top of a convenient hill. A runulug  start ls allowed. The hill should have  a level stretch at the bottom, aud the  course should bo as smooth as possible.  Bubble Blowing.���������This game requires  a long, narrow table, which may bu  simply a board live feet long and eighteen inches wide. The board must bo  covered with woollen cloth; an old  shawl will do. Two stakes, twelve  Inches high and eight. Inches 'apart,  must be set up one foot from the end  of the board. Bubble blowing can bo  played by any'nuniber of children, and.  they may' divide Into two equal parties. Each player is armed with a  pipe, and a bowl of soapsuds Is placed  handy. Each player ln turn blows a  bubble, tosses it on the table, and tries  to blow It between the stakes at the  other end. Three'.trials are allowed  each player. Bubbles that, break before the bowler hns started thenr do  not count. When a bubble ls sent  through the goal the player scores one.  For single players the game is.-'I.!.u\-e,"  but it may bo increased to nny number desired. Generally Hie scorn is  three times the number of players.  Comic Historical Tableaux. ��������� The  company must divide, info two par-  tics. One party decides whnt event In  history they will represent, and l.'.un  forms a tableau to illustrate the event,  milking it as ridiculous as possible.  The otiier party must try to guess whai  the tableau is. ' If they fail, they take  their turn In producing a tableau.  Blind Man's Buff.���������-This favorite old  game needs no description. But it  may be varied for a Christmas evening. The person blinded is deslgnaed  as "Santa Claus." A small sack,  stuffed with cotton, wool or paper, is  provided. One of the Blnyers strikes  "Santa Claus" with this saying: "Santa  Claus can't find his sack." Santa  Claus pursues, and the sack ls passed  from hand to hand, each player in turn  striking Santa nnd repeating the  phrase. The object Is for Santa to  grab the sack or bag, when the player  -who holds it becomes Santa Claus In  turn.  The Fairy Hunt.���������This game ls mueh  the same as hunt the slipper. Various  articles, such as nuts, candy, fruit,  toys, or other suitable gifts, are wrapped in tissue paper and hidden ln all  parts of the house. The game Is ono  that all children will delight ln, and.  Introduced at a Christmas party, will  cause no end of mcrriaieiit.  rjrom the Celebrated Pulnt'.ng hy Oabrlol Itosctta  New Fashions In Jewelerjr.  '/he new season's jewelry promises tr>  fce more artistic in design and fascinating in variety than that of the last, declares the "MaiiiifiK'turing .lewider." Tho  tendency has beerr toward a wide departure from the beaten tracks of gold or  silver ornaments set with precious st01103,  and the more unique a deciign for belt  buckle, brooch or chain, the better it has  been liked. Dull finished metals with uncommon jewels nrrd colored enamels in  Celtic and Oriental forms are leading.  Diamonds and rubies hold their place,  but they arc worn so commonly tlrat women who pride themselves on being original demand novelties that uro uncommon.  They would rather have the soft-lrucd,  uncommon-colored stones Hint must ho  brought from the far comers of tho  earth, the finest specimens of which aro  so seldom found that there aro not many  duplicates.  Big sums arc paid for green gurnets,  for orange-tinted zircons, for rose-pink  topazes nnd peridots, whoso glint ia the  color of the young spring buds. These  warm-colored stones nre becoming and  can bo got in lutes that harmonize particularly well with the shades of favorite costumes. Many women havo a favorite color nnd wear only the jewel*  that accord well with it.  A nouvenu art necklace, a gold chain-  studded with uncut turquoise or sapphire stones, a matrix pin���������any one of  theae will stamp the wearer as decidedly  up to date. Bracelets, charms and! lockets of jade, nre very popular. Coral,  either rough or in polished bend form,  is much worn. Semi-precious stones are  seen to a great extent, topaz being prominent among them. Oriental jewelry in  the shape of girdles and necklaces is  beautiful, but not every woman can wear  it,    .  A necklace of uncut turquoise has; a  gold bead between every two blue stones,  and another pretty combination is pink  coral alternating with white sapphires.  One beautiful and elaborate necklace  seen recently was made of two rows ���������'of  seed pearls, with pendant gems hanging  nt intervals nil the wny around, in tin*  center, forming n pendant, was a qunint-  ly-slinpcd, nitlrcr large' bnroque pearl,  and among the other storrcs were sapphires, amethysts, topazes and moonstones.  Some frrrnl enamel work is shown in  personal ornaments of dark blue enamel,  or in silver with wild hriur rose painted  thereon. Various shades of gold and  colored enamel traced in finest designs  form the setting for the uncommon gems.  A etone of amethyst tint will he sot  in silver of a dull shade, enriched with  tracery of purple'and whito enamel; a  yellow diamond will have ils gold framework varied and heightened with oraage  and pearl enamel. Often a fine topaz of  uncommon hue will have all the gold  work of its setting overlaid witli enamel  frosted with tine lines of diamonds.  Dull silver-looped settings are cll'cctive,  too, with a mixture of coloring taking  on the hue of the stdnes. The combinations of color'are often those to bo  found in nnturc's water products. Somo  shells from the snJt water have the  metallic lustres and colors tliat are most  sought after in animal jewelry and dress  accessories.  New necklaces have the appearance of  natural vines with leaves and tendrils  of greenish gold and orange or coral-  colored stone for the fruit. Pendant  grapes and delicate flower- piecea aro  simulated in parti-colored gold, glistening enamel and! gems of appropriate character.  Many of the most valued semi-precious  stones have double lights. Thus the zircon shadc3 from red or cinnamon brown  to the brown tlint has tawny orange  gleams. The peridot has tints of both  straw color and the pale, yellow green  of young garden plants.  Not all the charming colors of the topaz are tire product of nature. The "amber blue, white and yellow come easily  to the jeweler's -hands, but very few of  tho rose-pink are found, and' chemical  processes are resorted to to turn the ordinary yellow topaz to blushing pink.  Even then the stone is apt to crack when  subjected to heat. The results are uncertain, and so tlie rose-pink topaz,  whether natural or artificial, is one of  the costliest stones in the market.  CHRISTMAS   DON'T.  Erin Krlnrda Cloclti^ bis Orders for Chrlttuios.  CHRISTMAS    SMILES.  A  iVnl! flrret I,:ira���������r..  Kpeenhtor (to hi-i wife)-you muse  not cireoiirage r!e,: cididri'ii '" e.\|"-et  much this yi'.-ir, r-iy dear. Yon liiio-.v  I am short on siiv.'kR.  Wire-All right, .fohri: but yon .lust  remember that lho ohitdrc.l are long  on Blocking.".  "He in-nywUj !>���������-'���������:! :  All Mill'.-.-' I'-'C-i -  For tl.i' iN-ci- c,'���������l 1  Iio nieii. ,a..l I. ���������  ���������h.-> iorrt.h best  ���������<"Y ni''i ���������"rirnll;  if Ir.fetli IM  -7*7oiv I am In holiday humor.**���������  Shaltespcarc.  Kver-ylx>dy should bo forgiving at  Christmas.  The worst thing about mince pie Is  the nightmare nrtenvanls. 1  It waa ar? experienced child that said:  ���������"Civo r/rt* sonieiiiing useless next  Christmas, nuutie."  There ls one consolation ln footing  the Christinas bill:*���������there Is no lias tec  bon not to pay for.  "This Is the wor.it give-away 1 ever  Rttffcrcd," as the yortt'.g mnn said when  be H^nt his Hweetin.irt a present of  jewelry.  "Do you know hov/ I'd like to keep  Christ 11111s, mammaV" "No, my boy."  "Why, I'd like to keep It the year  round."  "I think." remerkefl the poof, "tha.  a smile is peculiarly appropriate to  srrch 11 cheerful iVd i*.nl as Chri.stni.'t.s."  "1 ngr-ee with you." >.-'ld the local editor.    "Lei's go out and :iui:'.e."  Don't focget the poor.      ;  Don't make the Christmas feast the  cause of a doctor's visit.  Don't present your husband, brother  or lover with a box of cigars.  Don't make rich gifts when slmplo  ones will answer the purpose.  Don't forget-that lt is wrong to send  costly gifts which may invite nn ���������������������������.���������.-  pensive return from those unable 10  afford it.  Don't set punch or wine on y������':r  table. Christmas Is particularly a  children's holiday, and their appetlutj  should uot be tempted with nluoliollo-  Blinks.  ��������� i ���������   t .  FOR   A   BACHELOR.  A Woman who Plays Male Roles.  Vesta Tilley, the English actress, who-  is famous for her male impersonations,  and is starring in the East thia season in  "Algy," a musical comedy, has long been  regarded as .the ibest-dre33ed ".man" on  Uie London stage. In aa interview the  other day she thus deseribed-a new  waistcoat intended for niorning wear,  which is now popular in Ixnulon: "Tlrey  areiinade^of^piii'^^Spitalfrelds^sjlk^arid-  have a dainty, .well-defined floral or^  feather pattern rpswinblinjj the bid-fnah-  ioncd brocade used for waistcoats b.y our  grandfathers. Several titled ladies in  London, about eighteen months ago,  formed an association'or guild to revive the old' Spit'illlchls silk" industry, ���������  and King I'M ward was so pleased with  the material proib'.-d that he forthwith  ordered various i -terns of it to bo  made up into ves is for his own U3C. I  was fortunate enough to get the second  selection, and I h-'ve live or six of Uro  vests with rne, whicli I. expect will mako  a sensation. They arc all in subdued  colors, with light backgrounds, :urd  solrre of t'nuiii are irideaccnlt, producing-  a particularly lie.-iutifitl cll'eot. The vest  ought to he doable-breasted, eut high  nnd tapering from tire wuist down to a  sharp point in front. I ought to =Ry,  perlin|).i, Unit they arc expensive, costing,  six dollars'in London." ���������j-'���������?  "A Christines .rift fw n M-.'h-l.p oolcJ,  One not too yennjr nail not tot, uid,  Wlint. K-oirid yun i/ivitr" I zs*.ed sweet'May.  Bhe blushed iizul pour.Jd���������rh*?- criurmlni- eif���������*  ���������'.I'd rivrr���������I'd K.V.��������� -I i..-.r.;lydarc say:���������  Ilia If .oy, won't r,!l  ,     I-lUiolifesstlii.l-v.-rll.  lyere lie rlnlr net!  liiAio-nat.l'a (SriMm���������iy-  ecX" ' "1 Catju.   I  A  Woman and  A Burglar.  The other availing, says a San Francis*-  co paper, a lady,. whose'husband had  gcac o.rt. for?llie''evening.-was about to  irtiru 1'0'r Lh.c ni^irt with hur infant child,  v.-lrca, to ������������������li'rr "itmSKemeiit. she perceived  tire foot of a man beneath the bed. In- .  stead of aalliirg. for assi-jtauce, she coolly  went to the child's cot and sat a-ndisang:  till the little one went tp sleep.. i Two*  hours then remained before her husbnrrdi  came in. He was sun-prised to find -Iter  waiting up. but when his wife hai.Kled;  hinr nn'envclope, saying: "You -might run  jrirril post'this." lire e,-.ir.-e of-her waiting  was revealed, fir-lead of a letter tho-  followin*; was v. rii'cy on'the envelope:  "A burglar is uiicbr the bed; rim, fetcli;  police." Thc lnirih-.rid returned in rv few*  minutes with it ptiiienninn, and lire irrtm-  was arrested. The li'i:-.dar,'\vlion brought,  up hefore the magi-lratc, remarked that  lo had come across n few brave women  in his time, hut tlris oae mti3t have had  a nerve like iron, for sire sat there for-  three solid hours, lie liad ho idea that  .-he !.��������� -��������������������������� ' ��������� ��������������������������� - '*.^re until the policeman pulled liim oufc-  4  1 tit  A  iii  j. Ik  Tribulation and anguish urpon the  Boul of every man that worketh evil.  ������������������Romans, ii.  A, good conscience that is at peace  With God surpaisseth every joy. It  -(tomes to a man when he has loyally  -and faithfully kept the whole law ia  'his heart and has stoutly resisted eveni  ���������Unto blood the allurements of evil.  There  are  many   incentives   in   this  life o- ours impelling one  to  wander  ���������way (from the paths, of rectitude.    It  is far easier to indulge one's self amid  the soft cushions of a pleasure-loving  UU   than   to  struggle   with  a  soldier  spirit to abide by the discipline of the  law.    It is   much   more   agreeable   to  -float with thc tide of easy-going friendships, to yield to every inordinate desire of physical and social voluptuousness,  than it is  to  stem the currents  by stern resolve and harsh self-denial.  One way,  however,  leads  to  moral  destruction; the'other leads to thc pastures  of a peaceful conscience,  where,  prosperity  and  plenty  abound.      John  the   Baptist    in  his   prison    is   happy;  Herod   on  his     throne    is   miserable.  ���������How good it is to serve God!    What  pleasure  and  tranquility   there   arc   in  loving Him!   Hc is benign and merciful  to  those   whose   hearts   arc   right  'before Him.    He  is terrible to those  who offend and deny  Him.    A good  ���������oonscience is calm and at rest; a bad  conscience   is  turbulent  and  agitated.  Peace and repose reign in a soul which  ���������  belongs to   God;   trouble and inquict-  tade distract the soul of thc wicked.  An   hour   ago   I said   Mass  at the  House of Calvary and about mc were  a ������core of women in all stages of in-  ourable   cancer.     I   could   hear   above  the lispings  of prayer the suppressed  moans of  pain.      The  cold  finger  of  ���������    death had touched the physical frame  of each, but the warm fire of a divine  "   love glowed  in  their  hearts  of devotion. . The  excruciating agony  of de-  taaying tissue wrenched irom them an  involuntary groan,    but    the pleasure  and    peace    of    a    good    conscience  wreathed their wan laces into lines of  joy.   The certainty of impending death  and the severing of all tics -that bound  them to home and lifelong friendships  .were little less than a daily martyrdom,  but over it all was the glow of-a westering iun, that touched the landscape  of their'lives with infinite beauty and  brought   their   hearts   into- sympathy  with  the joys   of   a life   beyond the  -grave.  The conscience of the just man is a  '   type of heaven because he is at peace  with God and God dwells in his heart;  that of a sinner is avtype of hell because it can find no rest and is governed by the^'spirit of evil.   Good -men  fear nothing;  the   wicked   fear  everything.     The  just  arc  good' in  themselves because their lives, are governed  by the inspirations of God; the secret  motives    and   the   hidden   life of   the  tinner are corrupt and constantly   at  -war with God.    The just enter readily  fcito themselves  because  all  therein", is  peace and consolation; the wicked dare  not enter into themselves because, like  , the seething of  thc witches'  caldron,  their hearts  are  a turbulent mass of  vicious desires and unrestrained baseness.    "Know thou and see that it is  a fearful and bitter thing for thee' to  bave loft the "Lord .thy .God."'  "What  hast thou ,to' do in the land of Egypt  but to drink the troubled waters?" The  just live    well    amid    the  pains  and  anguish  of life and  die with joy; thc  ���������wicked' live amid pleasures and enjoyments and die    in    bitter    pain    and  anguish.  A life in conformity with the  commandments   of  God   is   even   from    a  jtempqral point of view the .more desir-  ~~obler~It-writes"its"l]isiory"ii-rthe beaming face; it shows itself in the sprightly step of those -who arc glad of heart;  it touches with a dash of sunshine the  thoughts, and it lights up ^vith a heavenly  glow" the desires  of a soul  that  ���������experiences the friendship of God.   "A  .; tgood' conscience is a continual feast."  , ���������Proverbs, xv.  Tlie joy of a good conscience being  ���������so precious, it is to bc sought at any  ���������cost, it must be secured at all hazards.-  The first step is through repentance.  "But Thou hast mercy upon all because Thou; canst do all things, aiid  ovcrlookcst the sins of men for the  ���������ake of repentance."���������Wisdom, xi. The  , baptism of v* water washes away from  thc souls of children the stain of original sin; the baptism of blood washes  away every stain from the souls of the  martyrs; the baptism" of the heart  cleanses the souls of all. penitents. It  is impossible for any one to be saved  unless he does "penance, and the measure of repentance ir.ust be according  to the extent of the guilt. ''And now,  therefore, saith the Lord; be "converted to me -with all your .-heart in fasting, and in.;weeping, and in mourning;  ond rend? your hearts and not your  garments, and turn to the Lord your  God, for Heis gracious and: merciful,  -patient and rich in mercy and ready to  forgive."���������Joel,  ii.  But while repentance is the key that-  opens the door tp the joys of a good  conscience a settled purpose to, keep  the commandments is the means to  maintain one in their possession. When  Jesus Christ .enters into a man's heart  to become its master Hc brings with  liim a. foretaste of- the pleasures ot  iparatiisc. "I have found Him whom  ���������my soul'lovcth and T will not let Him  go." The essence of a, good conscience is to' possess Got], and there is  no sweeter joy on earth than this, not  is there any higher bliss in heaven.  More Gluttons .than Drunkards.  *��������� In the "Gentleman's Magazine" Dr.  Yor^e-I-avies writes on "Gout the  Nemesis," a subject on whioh he  can speak from long experience���������experience of the sufferings of other people, lt  U irr the nature ot a staggerer to learn  from such an authority that more people  shorten their lives, directly or indirectly,  by excessive eating than by excessive  drinking:  "That excess in either induces numberless diseases which shorten life goes  without saying. The consequences of  excess in drinking are more apparent in  some ways than excess ln eating. The  individual who tn'es too much stimulant  shows plainly that he is doing so. Ho  gets manifestations that are palpable  even to (the most unobservant of his  friends. Indeed, one often hears the  remark that so-and-so is shortening his  life by excess. On the other hand, the  individual who eats himself to death  does not seem to attract any attention  at all. In fact, the more a person eats  the more pleased his friends are. They  say, Tie has a healthy appetite, enjoys  his food,' and so on. He is tempted in  every way with the refined cuisine of  the present day and the repetition of  dishes to eat beyond repletion. The result is that if the food he is fond of  is not the kind of food he should eat, he  becomes either so gouty or rheumatic  ���������that he cannot'walk, or so corpulent  that'ho gets to be an object of pity and  amusement to all Iris friends, and, whether male or' female, becomes to a  great extent a nuisance to all around.  "Gout is much more prevalent among  .males than among females, lt is more  prevalent in cold- climates than in hot  ones, and in those predisposed by -heredity a. very small cxce?s in eating or  drinking will precipitate the attack.  Undue physical work or exertion, excessive mental work or' worry, exposure to  cold or wet, sudden suppression of perspiration, emotional causes such as sudden joy, a fit of rage, loss of blood, injury to a joint or sudden wrench, will  do the same. Indeed, the gouty individual is like the atmosphere when overcharged with electricity. He has in his  system a bottled thunderstorm always  ready  to  burst out."  Tt is a curious fact, as the author  points out. tha't many who live to cat  are verj- hard upon those who live to-  drink.  The "Infernal Member."  At the -meeting of the 8tate Medicai  Society of Pennsylvania a few day.*!  ago, papers dealine with appellor,  citia were read by Dr. John B,  Denver of Philadelphia and Dr. Riel*-  arrd Henry Gibbons of Scranton, both  prominent surgeons. Dr. Deaver said  that he had during the past year oper  ated in 560 cases of appendicitis, which  indicates that the disease is as fashionable as ever. The strange part of the  doctor's statement, however, was that'  only five per cent, of these 500 eases had  terminated fatally, and they, he declared, would not have resulted thus if  they Shad not bei*n neglected. The thing  to do, according to Dr. Deaver, is to have  the vermiform appendix snipped out thr  minute it begins to be troublesome. "1  advocate instant opcratdon," he ex-  plained, "and I never cut so tliat a stitch  is riecessairy." In other words, tho pa  tient who goes to Dr. Deaver in tinn  shuts his eyes, takes a long breath, there  ia a tweak"and a snip, and lot the great  expert flips the appendix into a pile of  them in a corner, and the business i-  done with. This is encouraging, and  ehould serve as a strong incentive to peo  pie whose vermiform appendices don't  properly behave to have them out. Dr.  Gibbons is even more relentless than Dr.  Deaver in his opposition to the appendix  He was known, he said, as a physician  who was "always cutting out the appendix," and he always advocated the removal of nil appendices,-whether they  Were supposed to be diseased or not.  Removing a healthy vermiform appendix,  he declared, was no more dangerous' than  having one's hair cut, and with the "infernal member," as he called it, gone,  there would be a serious danger out ol  the way forever. He admitted that he  cut out the troublesome thing every time  hc got a chance, arrd his remarks clearly  indicated that he would as soon see a  child of hia growing up with horns as  with a vermiform appendix.  There are very few cleansing operations in which Sunlight  Soap cannot be used, to advant-  age. lt makes the home bright  and clean. ib  The Girls of France.  A Triple  Tragedy.  An Indian from the Flambeau reservation in Northern Wisconsin recently  came into the fishing resort of Squaw  Lake with a'curiosity in the way of deer  horns he wished to sell. Failing to make  a sale, he took the horns back to the reservation. The Montreal "Witness" describes his treasure as three sets of antlers inextricably interlocked. Two sets  of "antlers so locked are rare, but not  unknown. It is believed that the Flambeau Cliippeway Iras the only set" of  three-locked antlers in tlie world.  The accident could have happened only  in one way. Two bucks of equal strerrgth  were fighting in the forest and became  locked. Then, while they were still  struggling, a third buck appeared and  charged them .both, probably repeatedly,  until bis own "horns became fastened.  The Indian says he found'the horns  north of Flambeau Lake, about a mile  from the water. They were lying on the  side of a hill, and there were no bones  near them. The condition of the horns  proved that the light occurred not more  than two years ago. The antlers were  all of full-grown bucks, showing eight  and ten points each.  The third pair had been driven into  the others just above where they were  joined, and the branches of them., were  about equally locked with the branches  of the others..  They were not broken or chipped in  any way,' which secni3 to indicate that  when the third buck had made his last  charge he was fastened so. firmly that  there was no room for any one of his  points to play hr the forks of the others.  Indeed, all the horns were so stoutly  joined that they could not be moved at  all. . Tliey arc as .rigid as if molded irj  that fashion from steel.  Women as Judges of Character.  Are women better judges of charactci  than ment A clever man, the other day  whose profession as a barrister had given  him many opportunities of studying men  and women, confessed thnt where his judgment of acquaintances' had often misled  him, his wife had never .made a mistake  It is. difficult to explain why women  should be such efficient critics. Tlie average woman probably could not basher dislike of a person, immediately aftei  ��������� "his or her injtrrod.iction to 'her, on arguments that would appeal to tihe malt  'mind as reasonable. She simply knows  that some mysterious intuition prompts  her to pronounce Mr. Smith's or Mrs  Jones' condemnation. "The .reason why  I cannot tell; I do not love thee, Doetoi  Hell."  Women are more suspicious "than men  and, as a rule, more observant. Littl.  traits of chairacter which escape a man  are simply revelations to his wife. Wo  men are supposed to be more impression-  able, "more susceptible/ more trusting  than men, but facts do not bear out trliis  supposition. Quite as many men mak<  foolish marriages as women; indeed, ii  may be" doubted whether more tflraa a  small minority of the latter mattry witih*  out 'having formed a pretty accUTaJte esrfA  mat* of 'their partners' charraotera.  Btrrong reasons may induce a woman tc  accept a man���������she may be (tired of hen  poverty, her loneliness or toid .work���������  but she is quite as well aware of hii  faults as other people. Women axe row  ly -so unwise as to marry,-as" do men.  Mr. H. B. Marriott Watson, the novelist, .complains of the decadence of  the  "American    girl,"    owirrg    to    idleness  and   lack   of   aim.     Mrs.   Philip   Gilbert Hamerton  brirrgs  the same  indictment against the gins of France.   Forty  years ago, she  wiites,  the  French  girl  was   modest,   retiring,  simple   in   dress,  diffident in talk, ana respectfully obedient to her parents���������either from natural  bent and the powerful  intluenco of her  surroundings,  or  through  the  discipline  of  education and  the weight of  public  opinion in her own country.   That some  Fneuch girls  were by nature coquettish,  fond of linery and show, impatient of restraint and control, cannot be doubted,  but when these tendencies did exist they  had  to  be  carefully  hidden  behind  the  outward appearance of a willing aud contented      self-effacement    in all circumstances by every girl who wished to be  thought "bicn elevec."   For the slightest  deviation from this strict rule was sufficient to mark her as "mal elevee," and  to, banish bar from the intimacy  of all  friends   who   wished   to be   '"coinme   il  taut." To-day, Mrs., llamcrton says, tho  modern Fiench girl would be astonished  were she  told not to  take  the leading  part in conversation, not to giggle loudly,  not to set her arms akimbo, and never  to  talk privately  with a young gentleman,     "ahe   would   think,"   adds   Mrs.  lTamorton,  "that  such  recommendations  wore perfectly  ridiculous  as  preventing  all  possible  flirtations,   for   the  art  of  flirtation is never at its best unless practiced m private.    But forty  years  ago,  when parents deemed that marriage was  not a proper subject for the thoughts of  their   daughters,   llirtation���������even   as   a  word���������was unknown in France.   At that  time simplicity in dress was the order of  the day for young maidens, and even conferred a certain distinction, being carried  as far as possible among the aristocracy.  There were special light silks and inexpensive trinkets for jeunes filles, set with  corals, enamels, nrrd pearls, among which  the tiniest of diamonds would never have  been  tolerated  any  more  than   costly  laces, furs, or elaborate trimmings.   At a  glance it was easy to ascertain by  the  style of dress whether a young woman  was married or not, whereas it is not by  any means so easy now, the same satins,  velvets, feathers, and jewels being worn  alike in both cases.    And it is not any  easier ,to guess from the behavior in' society, for it may happen'that the conversation is taken up and carried on by  the girls in their, desire to shine and to  attract   attention���������the   married   ladies  being silenced "and. ignored in the midst  of  tha  excitement and  amusement artfully created by free sallies, "unrestrained  laughter, and much  attitudinizing.    Ka  doubt the ��������� conventional. restrictions   of  forty  ye&rs  ago  were  somewhat  exces-  New Story of Pius 3C  The following story of the Pope is  told in the Italian papers. A deputation  of the monks of some Order had obtained on Interview with him. According  ���������to the etiquette of the Vatican, only'  Cardinals are allowed to sit in tha  Pope's presence, and an invitation frorrr  him to do so is deemed equivalent to  the promise of a Cardinalate. Pope Pius  X. ia a plain man, utterly indifferent to  the etiquette of the Papal Court. He,  therefore, begged the monks to take  oeats. Tliey hardly knew whether they  could venture to do 60, and whilst they  rjtood hesitating he said to them, "Voir  do noi', 1 suppose, expect me to draw  your chairs forward for you?"  Would that all other Sovereigns had  strength of mind to put an end to the  ceremonial tomfooleries of former ujres  that encircle them! devoutly exclaims  "Truth." All the bowing anil scrapim*.  the kissing of hands, the retiring backward, and such like antics arc orrt ol  date. I recognize thc ditty of every  citizen to treat his otlicinl* heud with  respect, whatever he the title by which  he is known. But nil such trick* only  befit a performing dog, and are out oi  place when thc performers' arc human  beings. Court uniforms, to my thinking,  are equally, absurd. What can be. more  ridiculous than some, peaceful, citizen.  fat and scant, of lirentn. mnsqiierirdiria  as a deputy lieutenant in a military uniform, or some worthy father of a  family in a velvet coat, knee-breeches,  and ruffles? Yet so silly and so little  sense of 'humor have these guvs that 1  lrave seen many of tlrem disportin<*  themselves irr Hub*, in this array, and  I am credibly informed that they actually exhibit themselves to their admiring  families, as proud nf their aimearanco  as a barn door cock is of his feathers.  A Despiser of Letters.  Irishman's Happy Remark.  Mr. J. G. A. Leishman, United States  Armbassndor to Turkey, is said to  be a millionaire.; but in childhood he  was.an inmate of an orphan asylum in  Pittsburg. His ready wit and" pluck,  joined to industry, caused him- to rise  in life. Thia story of his youth, which is  published in the Boston "Post," exemplifies his power of making Ure best of an  awkward situation:  He'wasd'riving���������.rlu-irg-a-na>rrow-eoun-  try road. Suddenly he saw another team  approaching from the opposite direction.  For Mr. Leishman to turn out would  have meant the sinking of his carriage  ���������to the 'hubs.,in the mud of a ditch,'but  the other team could have turned out  without inconvenience.  The, driver of the other rig, however;  showed no desire to turn out. He was n  fat man, amd he and Mr. Leishman approached each . other till the noses of  their horses ..'..'touched.'' Each, it war?  plain, was determined not to turn out.  Tli-ry stopped, face to-face, and for a  while glared at each other in silence.  Finally the fat man lighted a cigar,  crossed ihis legs, arid began to puff com-  f-jrtably away. Mr. Leishman took out  j. pipe and smoked in turn.  Then t-he fat man took a -newspaper  from under the seat and began, to Tend.  Evidently, Mr. Leisbmarn reasoned, this  wao'to be a]contest of patient waiting  (and at patient waiting he was not good)  or else it was to be a contest that would  be decided by ,a coup of some sort. To  accomplish a coup, he made up his mind  to break the silence, and between' puffs  he.said:Y:  ?'"''  '' ":..���������������������������   ' ���������'-'. Y ?.''.'.  "When you're? through-with that paper I'd like to look at it, if you don't  .mind."   :-" '?,/-;   '" ' ���������-,..-.   .  This remark caused the fat man to  laugh. He apologized to the other for  his churlishness, drew hia carriage out  ao that jfr>. Irishman's could passv and  the two. parted good friends.  solely for the sake of Ies beaux yeux. Ai  ..���������*-.- ���������������    , lum,       ...w.o    upw      ,.\.������s.    us....-.. ���������-���������-     ���������   to judging ier own sex, a woman is, as a   ������������������_ ftnd kept i.rencj. g-r-J3 tjU after mar-  nage in a stato of prolonged childhood;  nevertheless, it remains to be seen  whether the rapid, change which ha3  supervened is a real gain, for if it has  remedied some evils of tho old system, it  has also engendered new ones, and on  that account many thoughtful French  parents are now .seriously disquieted  nbout the future of their daughters."  rule, just, unless tihe particular person  ���������hs* oome between her and the man eh*  .loves. Then indeed does she mete out nt  mercy, and-tihe "dearr friend" of'a moment before is transformed into ������  i-roosterr of iniquity.  Declined.  Major Pond, who \va3 responsible foi  introducing to the public some of th������  greater and lesser liglits of the lecture  platform, had many an experience full ol  eccentric humor. Sometimes his charges  met him with the greatest good humor.  Often those whom he .approached felt  compelled to .beat back his persuasion;  almost at the point of the bayonet; foi  nobody was so persuasive as Major Pond.  Mr. Kipling replied to -a tempting proposition :  "I might do it as soon as I had two  mortgages on my house,, a lien on tha  horses, and a bill of sale on the furniture, and writers' cramp in both hands;  but at present I am busy, and contented  to go on with the regular writing business."  The great preacher, Charles Spurgeon,  repulsed him in an ascending scale of denial.   The Jirst reply ran:  "It will dnly-be~ a~waste~of~time~for  vou to see me, as I am not at all in your  line."  The second said:  "Your good-natured pertinacity is so  admirable that I trust you will not  waste it upon an impossible object.. Tlie  whole United States in bullion would not  tempt me to deliver one such lecture."  The thir.d reply was conclusive:  "I have, in ns plain a manner as possible, declined to make your acquaintance, and I beg, with all courtesy and  ' decision,' to" do the. same again. ,1 know  your business, and I have no wish to enter upon it further."'.  London to Have a Gay Winter.  .Remorse.  "I am very sorry, Victor, to think you  were such a glutton. Are you not sorry  yourself that you ato,so much turkey?"  "Yes, mother, 'causa I hadn't any  room loft for the mince pie."���������"Bazar."  "The  widow is  .arising 'ambiguously.^  Ye���������������with a double entente."���������Ex.  Painting the Empress Dowager.  A distinguished artist, Miss Carl, ot  the United States, one oftho few women  painters admitted as members of the  Paris Salon, is now living in the summer  ; palace near Pekin as the guest of tho  Empress- Dowager, whose portrait she-is  painting. The Empress, to make up foi  her former deficiencies and the long un-  perpetuated line bf her'ancestors, is having three pictures done of hei   If.   One  will be hung in her private apartments, v^j^n,ited'both in London and at"her  another in the Hall of Audience, ������nd tho Scottish seats.  third will be sent to the St. Louis Exhibition. The -last named is .to be. the most  twnbitious work, showing the Empress  Dowager in full panoply, tricked out in  natins and. brocades, '"armed -br defence,  The social outlook for the winter season in London is most promising now  that bhe English royal family is out of  mourning, and King Edward and Queen  Alexandra have begun to entertain lavishly.   Tlte sisters of the King are also  throwing off the mantle of sorrow.   Tho  papers cr.mmont enthusiastically on thc  recent brilliant dinner-party, followed by  a bail, given on the Isle of Wight by.  Princess Beatrice, the widow of  Princo  Henry, of Battenberg, the handsomest of  all  the  "handsome  Battenbcrgs."    Her  mourning   for   Princo  Henry   liri3   been  long and sorrowful, but she would havo  emerged sooner from tbe gloom that enshrouded her life for so marry years had  she been less the principal companion of  Queen-Victoria,���������and���������been -allowed���������to.  follow the natural bent of her years, for  of all  the children  of the  late   Queen  there are none that seemingly love the  pleasant things of this world more than  her eldest son, King Edward, and her  youngest daughter, Beatrice.   According  to the London correspondent of the New  York "Herald,*' she is far more attractive than some of the younger members  of the royal family in manner and appearance,,' although  prone  to  stoutticrs,  like Princess Olriistian, her eldest suiter  now living, and of late also the dispenser  of consideraiblc hospitality at her new,  ���������.beautiful town houso in Pall Mall.   The  most attractive bf tho King's sisters is  Princess   Louise, Duchess , of    Argyll,  whose London residence is Kensington  Palace, where her youngest sister, Prin-  oess Beatrice, has also had willed to Iter.  for life a suite of spacious apartments.  Princess Louise has never acted aa hostess to any great extent, and even sinco  the oooossion of her husband as thc sixth  Duke of Argyll (who has nearly a dozen  other hereditary  titles in addition, and  innumerable posts that increase his income), 'the    expenditure" of    Princess  Louise   for  purely  social  hospitality  is  '^Sigma'' ta hi3 rcmini'eences in "Black-  wood's Magazine" (by* the way, can "Sigma"  be  Gold win    Smith?)   says    that  excepting    Justin   -McCarthy,    he   has  mot   in   his   time'   only    two   individuals -wiio knew Thackeray personally-���������  "one of whom certainly deserves immortality, though unfortunately I aan unable  to record 'his name, having forgotten it  m tihe -march of time.   I mat this individual mt dinner nearly thirty years ago,  when in my first 'Tlvaekaray' enthusiasm.  He was a gray-headed, squarc-ja wed 'diner-out,' apparently of about sixty-eight  or seventy, with an assertive nisi-j-rrius  manner, and ono of those rasping voices  tlrat seem to dominate the 'din ner-tsi hlc.  After dinner, on the departure of an in-  terve'iing   lady,   I   found   myself   compelled to 'close-up' to this objectionable  fellow-guest. As it happened, a minute   or  two previously I had heard him allude  to the ChflTterhoufm a* his former public  school.   'Why,' thought I, 'this old gentleman wae most probably at thn Charterhouse   with     Thackeray;   . suppotsc   1  break tho ice by enquiring.'   Accord'ing-  ly,  after air  uncomfortable  m-oment in  wihidr he seemed to he considering whether I was worth talking to or not, I timidly   ventured   to   remark   blunt   I  liad  heard -liim alluding to tlie Charterhouse,  and wondered if by any chance he w*aa  tlhcire with Thackeray.    'Thackeray, air;  what  Thackeray?'  he answered  with  a  contemptuous stare.    'I mean, trine great  Thackeray,' I rejoined, raibher astonished.  'What!'   he  rejoined;   'the   fellow   who  .wrote booka?    Oh yes, ho was my fag,-  and a sniveling little beggar I tli.o.ugilii  him;   often faarve I given him. a sound  kick for a false quantity in hia Latin  verses.   I tSiought nothing of 'him, sir���������  nothing, I can assure youi'   'Ah, but,' I  exoltaamod, 'you have changed your opinion since, of course?*    'Not at all,' ho  growled,   'not  at   all;- Why   should   I?'  'Why, on account of this books,' I retorted, fairly staggered.    'Never read a syllable of them, I give you my word!' he  growled  witlli  magnificent complacency;  fclum, turning 'his back with a gesture' of  infinite disdain,  he proceeded to tackle  his neiirhbor on the other side.   When I  told .this to Mr. McCarthy, he felicitously  observed,    'What    wouldn't   Thackeray  have given to havo known Uhat man!' "  SHE IS A MERRY  CHILD AGAIN  Dodd's    Kidney   P.lls   Cured  llttli Edith Harris'  I' ropsy  Hers was a Terrible Case-It Proves  that ihe great Kidney Remedy  is good for uid and Youne alike  and Cures all forms of Kidney  Disease.  Weyburn, Assa., N.W.T., Dec. 21.���������  (Special)���������No more remarkable cure  of Dropsy has ever been put on record than that of little Edit*  Harris, tho two-year-old daughter of  Mr. aud,?Mrs. Harris of this place.  The little girl bad dr������psy in its  worst form. She was swollen from  her feet to her shoulders so badly  that the doctor was. afraid one of hur  feet would burst. Her natural waist  measure was eighteen inches, but  when the disease was at its worst  she measured thirty-four inches. Two  doctors attended her, but after three  months struggle with the disease thc  child was . gradually growing worse  and the parents had about given up  all hope of saving the life of their  child.  At this time ��������� they determined to  try Dodd's Kidney Pills. Imagine  their surprise and delight when under this treatment the child began to  rapidly improve. By the time she  had taken three boxes, half a pill at  a dose, the swelling was gone and  the helpless little invalid was transformed into a merry! laughing,  healthy child again.  Dodd's Kidney Pills cure old and  young alike. They cure Kidney Disease without regard to where' or in  what form it is found.  Term sTha': are Out of Eate.  A Stormy*"First Night,"* ^  Cotnmentnrg oa the receptions fit J-feSi,  i-airioua plays, H.  J.  W.  Dam   reeaa'Ayr&  told   m   reporter   th::t   at    one ' li<������ -������  it    trhe    opening    production    of*r oi-s*   .  ;'lay,    "The    Coquette."     he     thota;;-;i--.aL  ���������obody con-nected  with   the   cntcrta st:m:  lent  would   leave  the   thei.ter    all ia*  The house,"  he'said,  "was   the   lit &***  'rince   of   Wales,   managed     by   <b>������j-r>  .owenthal.    The piece did  nut go t������ ���������*������  veil, and at the end there wore cn'!S s*���������*������'..  he author.   I did not .mind goin^.y*. ������=.-,  "or a similar play of mme.  "The  al"������tj.:--  ��������� irl,*   had   run   twenty   months   i-n 1-re.'rr  ���������'aiety, and I felt that t.'ic pit anilrp-i   ���������.  '.cry would treat me with sorrre courte-<- >;-  .ia one who had, at least, pleased ti"- '?������;--  once.   But the 'Boot' that came ovee-1 *���������*������������������-  footlights that night as 1 made myt: ���������������������������  pearance was really like ������  tornadiili   "    -.  waa almost palpable.   I fairly rech'.Un <'���������- -  staggered  back  as it came  at  m������ -li '���������.���������^-j.  something that might be warded olt,"h-rwi..i.  I the thickness of the curtain bct*e.:tvrc������  me  end it.    And it endured, toor>-t-������--a  dured until I felt    myself    pullc I'���������������-.������������������->  jerked about, and realized that the m -    ������  tain, to the end of which  I had. be --. ������.  holding with one clenched hand, waa.        -������  cending.   I looked about, and there ate -i   ���������>  Lowenthal, the color of pure mart's* J   .- i  stepped down, pushed mc aside, and th   ���������*. t  gave that audienoe a vast amount of i.i-   ,  formation concerning the pri\ate s'ltur. -  ter of each and every indn rdu.il eo upo- -   v  ing it.    I do not behVie  th.it :i ut*tr ~  from Whitechapel could  ha\e  cor *-ieix i   ������������������  with the manager that night m 1 .'at-     -r  pert use of choice Billingsgate   Hi blkr*    -v  guarded   them  until   tnej    ������ire   stifli   *_ .������  and   then lie   blackguarded  ������������������ > i     rnoi  ���������. ir-  He paid for that speech will,   1 fu ���������-(.������*    ---������  for popular indignation told   ijiinyt-t   (*-.  j  Princo  of  Wales  Theater,   v*d   he,  ti-.s^*  stubborn to let go. held on ui'trl ho w..--    -  wiped out," " .*     .  "No one says 'ladies' or 'gentlemen'  nowadays, Sarah," said Aunt Betty Modish to her country-bred niece, whom  ahe    was   endeavoring    to   '"form"    on  tha    approved    lines   of    the    fashion-              ���������...,���������  .���������   ���������.,���������   -_.., .������������������  able   type   of   her   world,   before   pre-    cV^tTon"viOiout"lo3lng so-ucthinT"  se.rting   h?r     to     society.        Wc���������are   the   attainment  of   masculine   st-en;  and skill involves, for wonmi. th *  pr  A thi e tics vs.   Beauty.  An English exchange com .-������**  lows on  the  subject of it:i ct   r   i_.  Women: ���������  "The 'beauty specialists' np, eii   In-Vir.  doing a better trade than ~v ,-��������� -���������������������.  for which  tlrey have to   I'm-. .  moderate indulgence in athletic exaitis. -.  which bo many women now   affccti.li  is impossible  fot a noinan  to ali nub--  her  natural  position in   the  -ehemer ���������'  Counsel, (to witness)���������How can y^u  prove that" tlie prisoner stole six of your  handkerchief-!?. "Why, because they  were my handkerchiefs that were found  on him. .Look at them for yourself.  They are exactly the same as mine."  "That proves nothing. I have some  handkerchiefs like those." "That's quile  possible,", replied the witness, "several  more of mine are missing."���������Ex.  He had risked his Jife to rescue* the  fair maid from a watery grave, und, of  cn.rrte, her father was duly grateful.  "Young man," Ire said, "1 can never  thank you sufficiently for your heroic  -net:���������Yoir- incui'red-nii-nvvful-risk-in sav--  ing nry only daughter." "Noire whatever, sir,"'replied the amateur life-saver;  "I am already married."���������Chicago "Dailv  News."  mea and women now, Dieu  .viurcil And it sounds like a servant to  speak of people in any other way. And  for Heaven's sake, child," continued her  up-to-date mentor, "never let me hear  fou use that dreadful word 'genteel'  ((gain. I heard yorr say that something  looked 'genteel and ladylike' yesterday,  arrd I nearly fainted."  "Gran," who was knitting a. fleecy  mass of white Shetland wool into soft,  dainty little baby's garments, looked up  quizzically.  "Yes, Sarah," she said, "it is qui'.e  true; there are no ladies, in the old ac-  .eptatiqn of the term, left in these  modern times. They are like old lace  and lavender, and belong to a bygone  age. The delicacy and refinement, the  purity of speech and manners, the'sweet  primness which laid an embargo on  over-free speech, the dignity of demeanor, and the graciousness of courteous  deportment, which we used to consider  indicative of a 'lady,' are all old-fashioned, -and, of course, must not be cultivated. ��������� The gentlemen, too, as your  Aunt Betty says, have disappeared.  Chivalry fa quite obsolete, courtly manners are considered ridiculous, and I do  not think that Tom, Dick and'Harry,  whom you will meet when you go out,  need fear to have the old-time appclbv  Hon."  Strenuous Miss Roosevelt  Most people, think too lif htly of  * cough.    It is a lerrous matter  and -leads prompt attention.  Take  -ShiloH's  Cons  Cure  Friendly Appreciation.  ...      .-....-_._.       ... .,        T^ey are very charitable with their  ���������Jeatiiered to forfafy,'V_She will wear the weaith, aren't they?"  bead-dis������s knowarn China a* the "show-      "Tlrey   have   to   be;   you   know   thev  er of pearls," .n, which Topes of beauti- have such a multitude of sins to cover.'"  xully matched pearls hang like a curtain  ������������������"Bazar.''  to her choulders, as well as her barbairio  bracelets and priceless earrings. Bhe has  also ordered the Emperor to sit for hia  portrait, and it probably will be completed in a fortnight or three weeks.  Miss Orl's brother, a high official in tho  imperial Chinese'customs, has been chos:  en to escort China's delegate, Prince Pr>.  Lun, to the Loui.sijna Purchase Exposition.  BNGLISH SPAVIN LINIMENT  Bemoves all bard, soft or caHaousett  lumps and blemishes from horses,  blood spavin, curbs, splints, ringbone, sweeney, stifles, sprains, s������r<-  and swollen throat, coughs, etc. Save  $50 by the use of tine bottle. Wat-  ranted  the i I*"*st  WM^PrfuI      BItm*--'  ������������������ir������ *.** ki.-t-wi.  ion  The Lung Tenia  when tho Crtt sign of a ce������fk ������r  cold appears.  It will cure you easily aad -P-IcUy  then���������later it will takarier  to cure.  Prices 25c, 60c. and 91.00  S.C wbllsaco.  Tmato, Cu. Iotojr, X.V.      ������  Privileged.  The Honorable Colonel William J.  Bryan appears to believe that tbe constitutional provision regarding free  .eppceh was Inserted for his esppcla!  benefit.    .  Fired.  "I understand Blunkley was ejected  from Jones's house, where be went to  pay a visit."  "Ve*. he wns an old flame of ^fr*<  lo;-.'<. niul .!���������.)���������:.-������> ;ru'  V n cut."  # When a London journal ventured the  information that Hiss Alice Roosevelt  had invited herself to attend the coronation of King Edward and Queen Alexandra, and even designated the Westminster Abbey position she would be pleased  to occupy as the "American monarch's"  daughter, there was sincere resentment  felt throughout the States, and the slur  was attributed to English pique in return  for the American criticism of the British-  Boer War, says "The 400." -There was  not believed to be the least foundation  for thc amazing London insinuation. But  the conspicuity arrd ubiquity of Miss  Roosevelt the past year has caused American society to pause and ponder a little, principally sotto voce, of course, although the Xewporters in Augus-t wagged  their tongues vigorously and rrrade no attempt to veil their opinions when the  -'resident's pretty, if vain, daughter appeared there with a train of trunks pre-  .pared _to__cn_ter___e.icrgeiically__into _the^  g.-tyetics of ihe sca-on. Although" she  was a guest of the Cuttings, one of the  leaders of the german at Mrs. Astor's  dinner-dance, dancing with John Jacob  Astor, and returned as the guest of the  Baroness O'Brien-Sclliere for the Thayer-  Brooks wedding and the Horse Show,  the Newportcrs generally did not manifest a disposition to do'any special entertaining for the President's daughter  this season.  Miss Roosevelt seems to bc possessed of  a.  passionate  penchant  for societv  and  its limelight, not only that of the Washington   court,  but   everywhere   that   it  especially glitters and  attracts.    She is  unquestionably   pretty   and- stylish,   as  well as strenuous, albeit young and frail;  tut her record for 1903 is most extraor-  : dlnary  and   probably   unprecedented   in  j the list of the world's princesses.   It in-  j eludes the exacting Washington season  j from the holidays to I^cnt; the New Or-  j leans Mardi Gras festival and round of  | balls; a voyage to and circuit of Porto  i Rico; a week at Biltmore, the Vander-  j biltian chateau at Asheville;   the po3t-  ; Lenten Washington season; a fortnight  in Boston;.August at Kewport; thc >>ew  I York international yacht races; and Sep.  ��������� tember in tbe Adirondaeks.   Whence the  proposition   originated     to     star   Mis?  .Roosevelt at the Veiled Prophets' ball in  St. Louis this month the chivalrous press  of our sister of the Mississippi lias not  vouchsafed the intelligence, but that it  was speedily and emphatically rejected if  significant.     The   most   charitable   view  of  the situation is  that  the  accidental  Presidency and   the  suddenness  of  the,  bewildering  social   position   have  dazed  or   turned   Miss   Roosevelt's     youthful  head, and his Strenuous Majesty ha3 not  exercised   his  paternal   prerogative   and  tautened the reins upon his deliriously  dashing progeny.  alty of ugliness���������that is, from the -tne -  ard which centuries ha\e set up 1,i-Seki . ;  as generally understood depends ehsa. ,<- ������  upon the curves produced bj ������oftnc������s>a<r Zi ���������* *  roundness of outline, taad a facial expire���������*- -.*.  slon void of strain or effort  "Among  the  lower  classes  be-iuty* i-t&~   ������  rare, except in very young, well-fed g������rl--.v--  Comparative   idleness,   quiet   surroum' '���������  inss, mental  and physical  repose, favti.;  the development of beauty,  while wor -*���������* -  and such sports, games, and eNercrsesia-S'-  call for more than a inflrng arnounfc-ot.  exertion harden the muscles and e\pr*���������������-���������  sion together, with aitistica'ly  unfavorr,    '  able results.  -"Tlie beautiful women of to-day whi'S  are known to the woild as such are-���������������.���������*���������"���������-~  very numerous     But early in  the ee-���������v  tury   painters   of   portraits   were   har f~ .  put to it to keep pace with the demsm'-'.  -  of  lovely women.    Those beautres  redt*.-  qrriet horses, used a needle slowly, mre -'  played the harp    To straddle a hievrU'-'   -  would have been as impossible, if not an--  improper, feat for any one of them, hatSC-,. *  such a machine existed.  "The health of our girls is certahrlypr'--  much  improved,  and    many  a mocten������!r- --.  father  feels  the bald  patch  on   top. oBV "  his  head more exposed  to  the  gazer oUi>  his giant daughter1 than i3 comfortable:---���������.  But health and stature are purchased at, -i:  a great cost, and  portraits  of    grand -'  mother,   painted  in   youth,  look dawn-  without    cause    for  enw   upon     their  healthy,  firm-jawed,   flat-footed,   muscn-  br successors.    The apos'le of modern*  tion  -seldom  gets  a hearintr  until ex?-  ccsse3 have "been long indulged  in, for  vested  interests   without  number canst?.  cv/tv   social    hobby    and   craze  to  be  thoughtlessly    and    reckle-sly    enemjr---  aged.  "The   'open-air*   craze   his   nuich- trx- '  answer for.    Delicate people open theirr  "  bedroom windows  to fot? and  damp, to -  dust and dirt and microbe-   wrth  a pathetic belief that thc outer -ir is always-  safer  than  that  withn     Thc  'mornlnr*'  tub' hns before  now prrdu "d  fatal illness,  and   in   all   the  ph\sieal   training  fads there is danger  for tho-c  without  -pecial knowledge    The eh".' drYn-tse of"  thc day is over-train, n*id  it  {ethers a  hundred    others       'Nervous    disorders,*  says Dr. Onodhart  'nITee' th- miiee'rhrlr  weak and the muscularh  str-ii'i' whi-h  ;*  a hard saying  for those  who   wonld  _r!v.il_Herculcs^"   The Test of Respectability.  The Xew York "E. onin-< Post" points  out thc fact that Carhle's favonle definition   of   respcctabilitv,  a   "���������.���������i^nian,"  nema obsolete  in   the light of modern  developments,   in place of the old stand/*-  ard  "he keeps a gis,"  we lra.e subsiif-  tutcd "he  has a   steam  yacht."  amusingly was  this  latter-day  rme_  of wealth brought out in the letters..  Paris of  the promoter in search of  underwriter.    Question arose ns to th  financial responsibility of one ready ������nL  scriber (apparently without ready cash)  and the "astute" American applied bin  to  thc  task of rating the fellow.    _  how did he go to work?   Did he go _  the banks, tbe agencies, the Bourse? No  he simply observed thc man's manner ���������  life.    When he discovered that the b.  ward    underwriter     kept  a  yacht,  doubts  were  instantly  1 dieted, and  cabled   the  joyful  ne'w s  to  Xew Yo  Evidently, wc say, in the lexicons of ;  day wc must look to see the entry:  man; modern, yachtsman."  Power of a Remar!: Overheard.  A man waiting patren'ly at tbe glornt  counter of a Xew York department!  store heard one young si.opwoman say}  to another, as she handed down a box?  of gloves: "Maria told him downright!)  she'd have nothing mon* tn do with himq  and ������-ie called hun .i p > n-'jccd adder!  he gripped her in i"rt ������ rlt. that scan-)  dalous." This wis ,ill! '. ur unci-, clam4  ored for attention ar .1 .li. tnririilcnesi  ceased at this point J . tl ,- foue amj  richness of the lan.-u-  of die ailu'siotr, .apii*.  soul. He confessed th  wards, when he was  Lever's Y-Z (Wise Head) IMsinfect-int Ti .rel.uc",n(>c, undpr '  ��������� _      .       ,.,._,,        , ;of hrs hosi,-.. mtiii  rn  Soap rowucr dusted i.-i ;   - l^ih. iuft. in ������������������������, v-���������ujd :w<:,ji *.-, ,,  ,  the wnlerana  diMufeLLs. ij\ hhr-.--.-lf  e-,-   ������������������ ;  i, ��������� ���������  nt!-  "J-ijc."  ��������� tv ��������� Inclines*  ���������I i ie litarer*!*  ior xcar* after-*  in;, \wtli decor-  ,o r pel ling cyst  ��������� : .*���������. ma's ptft-  hi 'vould ." ���������&  ���������   >   ��������� mjsic. .^  jjci 'iL���������.L,n*   -ScwYo.lt *-)1" 11 HI" ���������-���������"���������*  ~A  }  ;  ���������0k0!k0  Drygoods  Merchants  "w"  W*-"  If-  ^Vv-"  s^-  ^/���������y-5"  3^*3  Ladies'  Blouses, a few lines to clear.  Wrappcrette Blouses,  this Season's Goods���������$1.25   and   1.50  Blouses for 75c.  French Flannel Blouses���������$3.50  and   4.00.    To clear at the  remarkably low figure of $2.25.  Ladies'   Tailor-Made   Costumes   $24.00,,  Silk   Lined.    Our  Selling  Price on  this  line now is $15.00.  $18.00 Costumes, now 9.00.     12.00 Cosftimes,  now 6.00  Boys' Knee Pants, Sizes 23 to 2S, for 50c. a pair.  Men's Suits,   Nice Dark Tweed.    Now 6.00.  Men's All Wool Pants for  1.75..  Di-ygootJs  Merchants  ������*  Just  Being  Gpened Up..  White Lawn Blouses, al! sizes.     Prices 1.00, i.?5, 1.75, 2.00  Colored Zephyr Blouses.     Prices ranging 90c. 1.00, 1.50.  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 Promptly Attended to  A POINTER"  !h  a  STY  You will get a Pointer from anyone who has once  visited our Store.  |+ That the prices and quality of our goods cannot bc  ^    beaten is an assured fact. ���������  They are one and all our best advertisers.  Gome in and see what  wc can  do for  you in both Groceries and Gents' Furnishings  f, - ���������  We have a few special 1 ines in, the latter.  ^  MRS. SHOOK, who has taken  charge   of this   department,   guarantees  Satisfaction in Style and Finish at Moderate Prices.  Agents for Butterick Patterns and the Empress Shoe for Ladies.  | FIST TRUNKS AND VALISES  fc. AT THE LOWEST PRICES IN B. C.  | MACDONALD & MONIEIIH; FIRST STREET  K jt. Jr. jr. jt. jr. JT. j������. Jr. Jr. Jr. .*K jt. .4*. Jr. jt. Jr. .*���������*% ������������������i*. r*K f������t*. .���������&. fir, ftt fti t  p ty ty ty ty ty ty ty l+*t-K l+' '+' ty ty V ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty 'V *  ^^^^k-^A^^k^^������yM  i������^S*lt'5*fc^*SS',*SS*,^S-&^,SS*,&^-^S*,&^-&-  wm  earance Sale  OF:  *********************������*������mi  :   FOR  ��������� '  Eountdifi Syringes  ! Hot W.ter Bottles .  j  Atomizers \  Z GO TO THE Z  Z   Canada Drug 2  ���������   and Book Company I  Coming Events  Feb. 26, 2T���������'-Why SmithLi*fC.."Koine,"  at Revelstoke Opera House.-  Mar. 10.���������Mi.s.s Pauline Jolui son and  Mr. Walter'-WeRaye, at 0]>������*r.i House.  April 10.���������Bazaar and Coucej.-t in Selkirk Hall, under auspices. <jf Ladies  Aid of Methodist Chui'clc  LOCALISMS  ���������Dr. 'Cnrry,   resident   dentist,   over  Bews' drug store.  Dr. Brett, of the Band Sanitarium,  was in town yesterday.  ���������Have   you .seen  the Daylight Developing Machine at Bews' Drug .Storey  Chas. M. Field has l>een gazetted a  notary public.  __=rInfant5jc^St^ofctl.es,=^brriislies,=alL-^.  nnr-ery and toilet  articles just in at  The Red Cross Drug .Store.  The funeral of Al r. French, who died  at the hospital on Sunday rilst, took  place on Tuesday. Thi; deceased was  lately from Trout I.aUe but wa.s a  native of Summer-side, P. K. I.  ���������.Syrup of Linseed. Licorice and  Chlorodvne will cure your cough in a  few doses. It is the best cure. Oct a  bottle. now at the Red Cross Drug  Store.  The Connecticut Fire Insurance Co's  loss in lire Maltirrrore lire wiil not  exceed $&jQ,fM), so tlieir agents here.  Me.ssi.-s. .Sibbald A: Field, have been  advised. The Connecticut's policy  holders' surplus is .$2,141,-i.<yi.  ���������Odol���������for the teeth. Have you tried  it!-* Vou do not know how deliciou.sly  refreshing it is. Fresh at The Red  Cross Drug Store.  The funeral service of the late Ralph  McLean was held on Friday last, at the  residence of hi.s sister- Mrs. XV. W.  Morris. A large attendance followed  the remains to the. cemetery showing  the deep respect in which deceased  was held in this community.  ���������Dont overlook the .Smelter Townsite  advt. on this page. Tf you are thinking of building this spring you cannot  afford to miss it.  A special meeting of L-. O. L. No. j  1G3S. will Ire held in I. O, O. F. hall orr  Tuesday evening, March 1st, at 1:311  o'clock sharp. AH-members are urgently requested toattend, as business  of importance will be discussed. Visiting brethren cordially welcomed.  Sibbald <fc Field, agents for the Insurance Company of North America,  have been advised tlrat the probable  loss of this company- in thii Baltimore  fire would be   $500,000,     As the com  pany has a rret surplus of $2,-152,-110 it  is fully prepared to meet this emergency.  ���������The new French Dip Full* Pompadour Comb for sale at Bews' Drug  Store.  Arr interesting and. .tastefully gotten  up little booklet lias lately been published by the Golden Siiu*. it is  descriptive of tire Golden distriet and  with its utils and general write-up i.s  an artistic evidence of the enterprise  of the above paper.  The Maryland Casualty Company,  which is represented here by Messrs.  Sibbald it Field, had their homo ollice  burnt in the resent Baltimore fire.  Loss consisted of $10,01)0 worth of furniture, which was insured for $5,000.  All their irriporlarrtrecords wer-esaved.  The plans are already prepared for  their new building irr that city.  .1. Graham, who has been enrploved  in .Mr-. Bradshaw's ollice at the O.I*\R.  depot for some Lime, left on Tuesday  for Calgary to accept, a position in the  Dominion- lixpi-oss Company's ollice  I tliere. Mr-. Graham was prominent- in  sporting circles here arrd orr his departure the boys gave hiin a fitting  ������������������send off."  Zso. ��������� .1 has ���������..arrived on tirrre a few  nights this week. . We sometimes  grumble at the.lateness of the arrival  of the west bound but we are better  oil* than those in the east. Latest  advices from there give this 'winter as-  one of the worst in history particularly irr its effects in-railroading. Trains  are prilling into Montreal 30 and 10  1rorrrs late. On the G. T. R. at Toronto an engine free up solid during the  time the passengers were getting ou  and oil' the train. These last two  weeks there has beerr hardly one train  throughout the east able to run on  schedule time. Train despatchers and  railroad men generally are frantically  piayirrg for  lir rTeT"  ���������Carpet Remnant Sale still on at K.  Howson & Go's Furniture Store.  J. Laugh ton, proprietor of the Union  Hotel, left this morr'mg oir a visit to  his home in Scotland.  ���������Second-hand Raymond Sewing Machine for sale, at R.'Howson & Go's.  " The Ladies Aid of the Catholic  Church are making arrangements for  a ooutert arrd social to be given orr the  evening of St. Patrick's Day.  Photographers'  at   Bews'  Drug  ���������A fresh stock of  needs just received  Store.  ���������AT A BARGAIX-AVebnvcn first-  class Organ for sale at a sacrifice. .Can  be bought for $5.00 per month. Lewis  Bros.  ��������� Don't forget to take home a bottle  of Peruna for that cold. We have a  fresh supply���������The Red Cross.' Drug  ���������Store.  Alexander P. .Dupont, brother to  Mr. Kd. Dupurrt of the Climax Hotel,  died at Kamloops early last Saturday  rnorning. The funeral, which was  largely attended, took place Tuei-day,  rr. service being held irr the Church? of  the Sacred Heart, Rev. Father Michels  officiating.  Mrs. G. R. Armitage and daughter  Kathleen, of Vancouver, passed  through the city this morning. Mrs.  Armitage i.s connected with the executive of the Young Woman's Christian  Association in Vancouver and i.s just  returning from the east after spending  a two months' vacation with friends  and relatives there.  ."We are in receipt of an invitation to  the annual conversazione, of Columbia-",  Methodist College, at New Westminster-. - AV'hile we are unable, owing to  the rush of business to grace their  annual fete with onr presence yet we  jvijjjr.the.m a ''jolly.tunc." YWi'tlilhe  ty Put on File  *SP ������������������������������������!���������              1M.W������������������.i^.ll.l.lt     ���������������������������������������������     -  Tjf .   A   few   menuiroii.liiiiw  a hour, itiir  I't'i ������'MK Ih.  "*���������+-* .At Home future time whon Utuipltnl  ft. U* buy  % Stationery  r^., oIsoMliort... look u.s iijj. anil examine  ���������iyT tin.* ���������jii.-iiil,}- ami .variety uf nur .it.(tr?k.  rf, Wu   li.'ive   rii.'iuy HfylitH In   riivJt.ii.l.r.nr  *"J7* .V'.tt.c I'.ipi.-r iirifl   I'.uvi:Iii\h:ii. inrliKliriir  ,-t-, Thc Fine DuchCBSO,   wliiclr   will  *-*$T fint .'ilriMMl. aliy t;i.stc.  *-**p In rf:ciil.-i.r line* u-(: rn.-i-lK* a Hjiocirilly   '  ^fo, ������,f Dcvonshiro Note.  x-a'picTgrowtli tif this fair province the  educational needs are becoming more  pi-essing and to this young pioneer'  college, the forerunner-, we hope, of  the coming university of British Columbia, we extend our hearty syur-  ', patby and best wishes.  j     Our friend   the  enemy is the author  j of a "nutty" remark concerning Premier  McBride and   his  co-workers and  rrrake a crooked application of an ilern  from the Xew Denver f/'dge referring.  to Hon. R. Green, to the   Premier and  his cabinet." Tin- item is the following:  "Premier  .McBride Is  n  peanut politician and has   men of  thesiurie calibre  about hirrr.      Of one of tbem Hon. R.  Green, the  T>dge  says. 'Bye and bye  he   will   fade   away   like   the mark a.  pebble maker,  when it  is  flung into a  pool of water.' "     The similie is very-  apt   and   we   quite  agree, as all men.  even   politicians,   must    pass     away.  But���������to  enlarge  on'the comparison a  little ���������when   the   pebble    strikes   the  water a. succession of innumerable and  over-widen ing circles emerge from that  point till  the immensity  of their circumference   is   lost   to   sight as they  break   on   far  awny shores,    .first so  we predict that our worthy and enterprising   Premier and   hi.s cabinet will  have   an   ever-increasing   sphere     ofj  influence,     progression     arid    highly  beneficial legislation   to  this Province  till they  touch  the opposite shores of  this transitory existence we call Life.  Victoria Hospital  The I-Ikkald purposes publishing  for the benefit of friends and acquaintances a weekly report on the Hospital  giving the patients at present under  treatment arrd those who -have gone  out.  Patients on or.befoce the ISlh" inst:  Stephen Schutch,- J. Tinldier, K.  Mathmey, XV. MncMillnn, airs. T. R.  Mitchel. P. Pier-son, O. Boucher, J.  Dougherty.  New patients entering-during past  week: .1. Seouthr A. MaoMillan, F.  Stet.-rud, C. 'Muyleart, F. Blazine.  Patients gone orrt during past week:  A. A id re. K. Wickstroni, P. Murphy  Mrs. S. .Smith, Frank Biown, Miss  Kiriich, M. Watt, M-. Rielly.  One death reported; Mr. Green.  Under the skilled ��������� attention ' of: the  Matron. Miss Fi. E. Maggart and Nurses  Bliss. Chalmers and Hammond. Lhe.  patients are all .progressing very'  favorably.  A new and" complete fire npimrtus  was installed last-week. Anew main  exclusively foi- lire protection was put  in and there i.������ rrow a hose on each Hat.  One i> impressed on entering the  hospital with the cheer-fulness and  brishti.e.'-s of the place. Everything  is neat and tidy, abundance of sun  light and in all ways modern nnd up-  to-date facilities are there for treatment of the sick.  'Owl' Restaurant  YOD0FU.ni, PROP.  BEST EATING HOUSE IN  THE CITY.  MEALS SERVED AT ALL HOURS  Furniture  We have a large number of lines which we want to  reduce. We will give you a good discount on.any of them.  We are going to make our, Show Rooms considerably larger  and we will give you all kinds, of tempting offers to help us  reduce our stock in order that we may carry out our alterations.    ASK FOR DISCOUNT.    I     '  EH WANTED  TWENTY-FIVE (2.*)) BUSH   MEN  wanted by  ���������    BIG BEND LUMBER CO.,  -    ARROWHEAD, B. C.  Why Smith Left Home.  Mr. Millard Reid and his excellent  company play a return engagement in  the Opera"- House to-morrow and Sat-'  urd ay night. To-morrow night tliey  will present for the first time in Revelstoke Broad hurst's farce "Why  Smith Left Home." The San Fran-,  Cisco Chronicle says "ft is one of the  .wiy-lestfYLniJiUiS^  BALED HAY FOR SALE  Baled , nay for sale in carload lots,  good finality. Apply Box 700, Calgary.  Alberta.  CAN SELL FOR CASH.  f can quickly sell for cash, without  local publicity, your Business, Real  Estate or Partnersoip, no matter  where located. 'Send me full particular's, prices, etc.   Address.'  CHAS.-M3. POWELL,  11) W. Mohawk St.,  Buffalo, N. Y.  John E.  Cabinet Making.  ���������        Upholstering.  REVELSTOKE  .    FURNITURE  9    STORE.  Picture Framing  HAY  FOR SALE  and it makes no appeal to vitiated  tastes which have made French work  of the kind so prominent." 'Those who  enjoy, a good laugh should not miss  the performance to-morrow night.  Judging fronr the reception the corn-  jiany got orr I heir visit here two weeks  ago'T bumper houses will greet thei  on their return engagement. Seats  earl be reserved at the Canada Drug A:  Hook Store.  Empress Dowager Dead.  Apart   from   .Stationery,  .stwlc is nltvnrjx c������rir|>li.-tc.  orrr  Drill!  ty WALTER BEWS, Phm.B. &  j������.      Marl Ordrr.H J'ronij'tly Attumli'ri to,      jr.  jr. ,'T, jr. JT. Jr. Jr. jr. Jr. jt. jt. jt. jt. jy.  Tp tyty ty ty ty ty 'Jf.' ty ty ty ty ty  Card ol Thanks.  The members of Revelstoke Independent Hand, extend to Air. H. A.  Brown, of the Union Cigar Factory,  their hearty thanks for his reuiemb-  ance in presenting fhern with one  hundred of his best Havana, cigars.  R.rcvrciY.STOi.i'* Indki'k.vdknt Band.  IJ.   K. OAMI'IIHI,!,,  Secy.-Ti'oiiB.  The 7'itmor that the Dowager  Empress of China was dead, has beerr  corrllrmed and the growing number,  of Chinese Reform Societies throughout the west are (prictly rejoicing over*  the fact.  The Chinese who have so long been  over-awed by the terrors of. her wrath  are at last relieved.  Itis thought that China will very  shortly see a great revolution, in which  the reformer.1- will wipe out the last  vestige of the influence of this archfiend. Many of the local Chinese  reform party, who havo been prominent in the coast socir.itlea, are returning  to China to contiiiue'their work there.  They say that within seven years  China, will have an army of ten.million  men, armed, equipped and trained  after the European standard-  The ('Impress died with a volley of  blasphemous curses on her lips against  the hated foreigners a.nd the reformers  who advocated their coming into tho  Celestial Kingdom.  Much has been written regarding  the Open Door*, but now that the  Dowager l',mpress i.s Out of the way.  thus allowing tho internal reform  spirit to work aided Iiy the outside  push of the commercial world, China  will undoubtedly in (he near future  throw her immuiiee resources and  trade Into the general commerce of,  the world,  One   Car   of  No. J. clear Timothy,  appljrtrr"-"     = ""   "i'   "'   ;  J. W. McCALLUAI,   ,;"  .Salmon Ann, B. C.  TI PU1K ART  Is a Scientific Study.  BUT almifr with Mm doctor'1* eari; ami attentinn  VUllE   DRUCJSr���������' i������������l  care  in   tlieir  coin-  ���������/ '     imi.nrtuiHj, are absolutely necessary.  WE  riravry lhe pure, fresh drugs.  J Have 11r<* L*N|H*.-i(*rr(.'u in compounding of  "l       pri-iciiptmrts.  Ulavo tho eurrtiderrct* of mudrcal men.  IT 13 UP TO   YOU- TO   BRINC   YOUR  NEXT PRESCRIPTION TO   . -.1  J".   J^.   BTJOKB:^.]^   RED CROH8 DRUGSTORE.  DONT FORGET THE PLACE. THE SIGN C>F THE RED CROSS  l'.S.���������Wu aim to hnvu ull tire Newest. ,-x,���������i ]*Ust tlooils orr the I .Market.  _;_ _THE MARSHALF^ SANITARY^MATTRESS   /sA^������v^^lM<������^AA^AVv)^A^v^Al(^A>^v^^'^  Opera House  TWO NIGHTS ONLY  1PAT. SEPT, 1900.  CO  04  C4  !  2 Smith ������  | Left ^  li Home ������  . R. HOWSOM  & CO., FURNITURE DEALERS.  .AGENTS FOR THE "OST ERMOOR" MATTRESSES.  ON* HA'tVIWA V, P'KH. t!7  "WHAT HAPPENED-TO J0NE8."  lly  flao.   W.  llrnn'lliiiMt, nirthor   ut  "Why   Smltli    Loft    II e,"     "Tire  WronjtMr. .-VrlRht." etc-.  Tdterpreteit Ityn company of Metro-  piilrlnn pluyer.-t innlcr riniriarjement of  Mr. C. I'. Writknr ������i* tliu Wlniiipcj; nrid  nllied'I'lioiitres.  Prices $1.00 and 75o  Side of .Sent*) at tiro Canada J)rug  and Hook Cii.'h Htnre.  Your Opportunity  To purchase'ii. Sjw!  of the OityisJJPC  All indidtbion* ]{m  perous year im IR.  At, the '.opening? -  inevitable,1 tlmttdv  ing,"limy hp'-ndkra  "Wc'liaye fjouiliilliiii  tliat wc OiFen-. voa  tU'ttii-ablt! VQ&iHtino  ildirrg lot in the choicest rp.sidenti'il portion  >\V.  rint to the coming year  as the moat pros-  svelstoke's history. '      "���������"���������;  of Spring, and the building boom that is  Iroice/riot that ��������� you bave contemplated buy-  nccd' in price or botight for speculation.  s, not. generally jiossessed by other agents  oir  a  building propo'sitioai on  these   most  e lots of the '������������������.������������������.  l'*/V'������A^V^������<><*^^(������,^(VV*VVVVs(������y  Smelter Townsite  LEV/IS BROS., Sole Agents.


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