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 .....  R  ^-ZLSTID  AILWAY    MK'N'S   JOURNA  Vol    XIV: NO. 32  REVELSTOKE B. C.   THURSDAY,   FEBRUARY  II, 1904 j  $2 OO a Year in Advance  i>      ���������>.  HERE IS A-LIST   that   will    be  well worth your while   to  read,  carefully.      There     arc    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.  $3- 50.  Reg.  .00  Now selling at $  Heavy 'Winter Wrappers, nicely  trimmed?' all colors. Regular $3.00  Wrappers for   Flannelette   Night   Gowns.  $1.25.     Selling now at   Ladies' Flannelette Drawers.  75c.     We are offering at    50c  A man's Fine Laced Shoe, Don-  gola Kid, McKay sewn soles. Reg.  Price $4.00.    A  Bargain $1.25  A Basket of Children's, and Misses'  Shoes;"sizes" 7 }4 ton; worth 2.00. You  can get them here now for . .   . .-. ..2.75  Ribbed Cashmere Hose���������Men's  Black Wool Hose. Reg. 50c. per pr.  Now three pairs for 1.00  Men's Fancy Cambric Shirts���������   1.50- Shirts for One Dollar  .$2.00  Reg.  *.-75c  Reg.  Scfiooi of DressmdKIng  Ladies taught to make up their  own materials.  MISS FIFE isquitc familiar with  this work, having conducted dressmaking schools in the Eastern cities.  ^^^Afny'ladyHs-^welcomer"^ ~"  CONSULTATBON    FREE  --NEW   GOODS--  Men's Slater Shoes in new styles���������  4.00.' .    ���������"' .  Men's Fine Cashmere and natural  wool underwear.  Ladies' Ribbed Cashmere Hose.  ��������� The  New   Folded   Collar   "Ping-  Pong"  15c  Fpr a few days in February we will  make any lady a Street or Walking  Skirt for 3.00.  1$  (. B. IME & (0., Ui  Department Store.  LEGISLATURE  the  yes-  "On  Premier McBride Announces a  Summer Session to Take up  Railway Legislation in  Interest of B. C.  The local legislature prorogued  ter-day after rn important session.  Tuesday Premier McBride made a  statement to the house in reference to  railway legislation in which he stated  thit the government taking nl},, the  circuuistaneesinlo consideration, could  not see tlieir way to -bringing down  any railway legislation nt tlie present  session. The government we're well  aware that many sections "of the province urgently required opening up hy  railways and the government felt to  the full its responsibility, but he could  assure.the House that the conditions  existing at present, as well known to  the government, did not -���������justify' the  adoption'of railway nreusures. The  recent fiiiancialjslress, the necessary  general increase of taxation and the  existing imperative need for strict  economy compelled the government to  move very cautiously with respect 16  aiding railway si hemes. He could inform Ihe House that the -government  Irad before it now no fewer thnn ''about  twenty railway projects of varying  magnitude, and a few somewhat premature. Every one of thoso' schemes  should have, -nl course, the government's most caref ,rl scrutiny,especially  those which had lieen promised Dominion assistance. "He deplored the inaction of the Ottawa govei rrrnent, which  hadso far failed to do anything for a  Ooasl-Kontenay line, a most necessary  undertaking siucetheconipletion of the  New Westminster bridge. The Premier said that he hoped ere long l.o see,  iii connection with the'Great Northern railway the completion of an all-  Ciri'tdian railway. The Coast-Koote-  nay, he said, might liave to ' he built,  by'the C. P. R. or the G. N. R.. Many  schemes liad been' advanced by par-ties  who said they were able to build and  asked aid thereupon. These were  mainly charter-peddlars with whom  he proposed to have nothing co do.  Only with persons who were able to  construct the road would he deal. It  was hardly fair to expect British  Columbia- with its limited financial  resources to be on equal terms with  the -Dominion 'government in aiding  railways. The lines which had received promise of aid from the Dominion government were: Northport  and Kettle river; Nicola Valley, Midway & Vernon; Comox & Cape Scott.  The Provincial '.Government would "do  what it. could in aid of those lines.  Speaking of the alleged E. <& N.  railway, offer the Premier'"said this  originated promiscuously "during a  con versa tion between .himself and  Mr. James Duusiiruir concerning the  E. & N. Settlers' Rights hill. The.  Conservative party's policy did not  favor state state ownership of railways, but. the-negotiations-.wcre_still  Curling.  The Revelstoke rink, composed of  R. Smith, A. E. ICirrcaid, E. A. Rollfe.  arrd 1*\ Tanihlyii, skip, which attended  the Golden bonspiel last week, captured thc "Wells Trophy and tho Visitors Trophy. They report the bonspiel  a. most successful one, the ice being in  good shape aud the games keenly contested.  Tho  following  games   in   the local  competitions   have   been   played this  week:  Equitable Cup���������-Brown 12, McRae 10.-  Rae 11, Pinkham G,  Burns Cup���������Upper 13, McRae 9.  Rae 11, Lewis 8.  Kincaid 12, Bilker 9.  Rao 11, Upper S.  Calgary Brewing Cup���������  "liewis 13, McRae -I.,  Points wiiriie played at, thc rink to-  morrow for the.'prizes presented for the  bonspiel. All. those who can curl in  the afternoon;-are requested to be at  rink by 2 p. iii. when the competition  will commence. Those unable to attend in the~*rifteriioon will have a  chance to compete at night, commencing at 7:30 o'clock sharp.  DOGS OF WAR  ARE LOOSED  Hockey.  The Revelstoke hockey team left on  Tuesday morning for Rossland whore  they will take part in the carnival  being held there this week. The following composed the team: Woods,  Sawyer, Edwards. Barber, H. Bews,  Graham, Allen, McAnn.  The ladies hockey team received  word from the ladies club in Rossland  that owing to the carnival taking  place.there this week thoy were unable to secure ice for the match which  had been arranged.  WERE KILLED  in progress. This scheme, however,  must take its place with the other  measures which were now hefore the  government. Any railroad scheme  submitted must be a bona fide proposition; unless those measures meant  the actual building of a railroad, he  would have nothing to do with them.  He would not hold ofllce unless he  could keep faith with the country in  these mutters. It was possible that a  special session of the Legislature might  be held to deal with those railway  propositions. The Premier betrayed  some annoyance at the jibes of tlie  opposition leaders, an-1 turned upon  them sharply to thc effect that it was  well for the country that persons so  irresponsible as the gentlemen opposite had not control of affairs at such  a crisis of the country's history.  In reply'to a.question by Mr. Henderson, Premier McBride said that  there would definitely he a summer  session to deal with railway legislation.  " Living Canada."  "Living Canada" did not open its  four nights engagement last evening  owing to their being no electricity to  operate their bioscope machine. Tonight, however, if the electric light  system i.s in good working order the  performance will commence on tinre.  This entertainment when here a year  ago earned a good reputation, and no  doubt they will have large audiences  for the balance of tlu week. Popular  prices, 2-5c, 50c, and 75c. Children  25c. to all parts of the hall. Change  of programme is announced for tomorrow and Saturday evening.  And Thirty Injured in a Railway Disaster Near Ottawa.���������  ���������Two Trains Crash Into  Each Other.  Ottawa, Feb. 9.���������One of the worst  head-on collisions ever known in- this  district took place near Sand Point,  -10 miles west of Ottawa, at 3 o'clock  yesterday morning. The east and  west bound Soo trains of the C.P.R.  came together with a fearful impact,  and as a lesult over 12 railway hands  and passengers were killed and fully  25 injured.  The accident was caused by the  engineer of the up-train forgetting  orders to cross the down-train at Sand  Point.  TIJAIN'SIISN"  KILLED  Engineer JacKson.  Express Messenger Robinson.  News AgentMcMilliih.  Express Messenger Thompson.  Fireman Dubois.  Baggageman O'Toole.  PASSKNGKItS   KILLEIJ  "William Poult, Whitney,  .lames Higgins, Ottawa.;  .Tames Carrier, Ottawa,  Delphis Seguin, Hull.  .Tames Chnlut, Hull.  L. Gaspe, Ottawa.  Two bodies have not been identifli  There    were    between   25   and  injured.  30  Leap Year Dance.  The Quadrille Club will terminate a  most successful season* on Tuesday  evening next with a "Leap Your  Dance." All arrangements are in the  hands of the ladies, which ensures its  success. Refreshments will he served  during the evening and prizes are  being offered for the largest cake, the  best   cake,   and     the    best   plate   of  sandwiches;  holders 50c.;  Admission     to  to others .$1.50.  .  ticket  The Lucky Jack  This week the tunnel on the Lucky  Jack passed the 300 foot mark and on  Wednesday was in 312 feet, giving a  depth of about 170 feet. For the last  thirty feet the tunnel has been in ore  of good quality, carrying galena and  free gold. In another hundred feet a  depth of 200 feet will have been  reached on the lead, and then stoping  will be commenced and the mine  become a regular' shipper.  Orr the Buffalo group No. 1 tunnel  is fairly started, being in ahout 20  feet. It is expected the ledge will be  encountered at between fifty and sixty  feet, after which No. 2 tunnel will be  commenced and run aliout one hundred foot to tap the lead at a vertical  depth of 100 feet.  The shaft ou the placer claim south  of Poplar is down 55 feet. In the last  seven feet lirst a cement arrd then a  hard-pan was encountered. It i.s now  believed that bedrock will be reached  within the next ten feet.���������Nugget.  War Formally Declared���������Eleven  Russian Warships put out of  Action in   First   24   Hours���������  200Q Russians Captured.  Tokio, Feb. 10.���������A   formal   declaration of war is expected tonight.    The  proclamation   has   heen prepared and  approved by the Japanese cabinet.  Tokio, Feb. 10.���������Japan has seized  Mashampo, Corea, and despatched a  heavy force there. Japan will fortify  the port there and establish a naval  and military force.  London, Feb. 10.���������The Shanghai  correspondent of the Daily Mail says  an important bridge on the Manchuri-  an railway has been blown up and 30  men killed.  London", Feb. 10.���������Ari official despatch received by Baron Haynshi,  the Japanese Minister here, says the  Russian, gunboat Korietz and cruiser  Variag have been blown up by the  Japanese at Chemulpo, Corea. Officers  and men of the two sunken vessels  sought refuge on a French cruiser.  There were no disutilities on the Japanese side. A summary of the losses  sustained hy Russia in the first 24  hour.s of the war with Japan s^pws  that eleven warships were placed out  of action in one way or another and  that tho Japanese did not lose a ship.  London. Feb. 10.���������Baron Haynshi  s:iid today Japan was slow in negotiating but its making up for lost time  by quickness in action. The engagements at Port Arthur and Chemulpo,  he says were merely- in accordance  with plans long matured. So soon as  tho Japanese are landed in Corea he  looks for an important" fleet action-at  Port Arthur.  St. Pistershurg, Feb. 10.���������Some of  the newspapers print extras claiming  a Russian victory at Port Arthur.  Three Japanese warships and four  torpedo boats are reported to have  been seriously crippled. One report  says the Japanese battleship Ishikish-  nias was sunk. The reports however  lacks confirmation rind are discredited.  The whole''Empire is -fired? by war  fever. The Czar has issued a supreme  manifesto that the war is on.  Vladivostock, Feb, 10.���������Private  telegrams received here report the  complete route of Japanese by Russians on the Yalu river. These advices  also claim that Chemulpo, Corea, has  been secured by Russian soldiers and  marines.  ���������LoNiiCNrFeb'^lOi���������Ifcwiis^uinounced'  in the House of Commons today that  a proclamation of British neutrality  in the far east will be taken up tomorrow.  London, Feb. 10���������Aspecial despatch  from Tokio says it i.s reported that  three transports of the Russian volunteer fleet conveying about two thousand troops have been captured by the  Japanese oil' the Oore11.11 coast.  Washington, Feb. 10, ���������President  Roosevelt has decided to issrre a neutrality proclamation.  CahdiI'*!'", Fob. 10.���������Orders have been  received here .suspending all shipments  of coal for the Russian government.  St. Phtishsuuii.-, Feb. 10,���������Viceroy  AlexielV began the mobilization of the  army reserves in Eastern Asia today.  THE POINTS AT ISSUE.  Toicio, Feb. 0 ���������The following is the  text of the statement issued by the  Japanese:  1. It being indispensable to the welfare and safety of Japan to maintain  the independence and territorial integrity of Corea and to safeguard  paramount interests therein, the Japanese government lirrds it impossible  to view with indifference any action  endangering the position of Corea.  Russia, notwithstanding her solemn  treaty with China, and her repeated  ������.*���������*���������*. Jr. jv. .'fr. Jr. ,t, .T. Jr. Jr. jt. Jr. jr. .*****������ ���������*i>. .ir. Jr. jr. ."ir. jt. ."I*. jr. jr. jr. .*r. jr.  ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty  j BOURNE BROS. f  - Hay, Oats, Bran, Shorts, Feed Wheat, ty  Flour, Rolled Oats, Etc. *������*'  -ip*  Bacon,  Hams,   Eggs,   Groceries   and j������  Canned Goods, Etc., Etc. .*.  ORDERS SHIPPED SAME DAY AS   RECEIVED  MACKENZIE AVENUE.  tyty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty $ ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty  impossible. The Japanese government therefore, being desirous of  securing permanent pence for Asia by  means of direct negotiation with  Russia, with the view of arriving at 11  friendly .adjustment of their mutual  interests in both Manchuria and Corea  where their interests meet, communicated, toward ' the end of July, such  desire to the Russian government and  invited its adherence.  To this the Russian government expressed a willing assent. Accordingly  on the 12th of August, the Japanese  government' proposed to Russia  through its representative at St. Petersburg, the basis of an agreement  which was substantially as follows :  1. A mutual engagement to respect  the independence and territorial integrity of the Chinese and Corean empires.  2. A /mutual engagement to maintain the principle of an eipial.opportunity for the commercial-industry of  all nations, with the natives of those  countries.  3. A reciprocal recognition of Japan's preponderatingintercsts in Corea  and that Russia had special interests'  in Railway enterprises in 'Manchuria,  ami'ii mutual recognition of the respective rights of Japan to take measures necessary for the protection of  the above-mentioned interests so far  as the principle of'.article' is infringed  ���������1. The recognition by Russia of the  exclusive rights of'Japan to give advice nnd assistance to Corea in the  interest of reform or good, government.  5. The engagement on the part of  Russia to unimpede the eventual extension of the Corean railway into  Southern Manchuria so as to connect  with East China and the Shnnghai-  Kwang Niu-Chwang lines."  I'KOI'OSED CONFERENCE.  "ft was the intention of the Japanese government originally that a conference should take place between the  representatives nt St. Petersburg and  the. Russian authorities, so as to facilitate   progress   as   much as possible in  assurances to the Powers, not only  continues her occupation of Manchuria  but has taken agressive measures in  Corean territory, and should Manchuria be annexed to Russia, the inde-         pendence of Corea would naturally be  25,100,  reaching a solution of-the situatioiiT  but the Russian government absolutely refused to do so on the plea that thc  Czar planned a trip abroad and for  other reasons it was unavoidably decided to conduct the negotiations at  Tokio. It was not until the third of  October that the Russian government  proposed counter suggestions, and irr  them she declined to engngc in respect  to the sovereignty nnd territorial integrity of China and requested that  Japan declare Manchuria and its littoral as being outside of her sphere of  interest entirely. Russia, further, put  several restrictions upon Japan's freedom of actiorr irr Corea. For instance,  while recognizing .Japan's right to  despatch troops when necessary for  the protection of her interests in  Corea, Russia refused to allow her to  do so in any portion of Corean territory north of the 80th parallel.  RUSSIA   WATCHES  CHINA.  Russia has 2S0.OO0 men in Manchuria  but 100,000 must guard the railway  and watch 20.000 Chinese troops which  nro established on the Manchuriari  border. Russia will occupy Pekin at  the first sigrr   of Chinese aid to Japan.  With the Russian troops in such  numbers in the Yalu valley on the  borders of Corea. Japan's occupancy  Of the hitter country will be difficult,  hut it is thought thnt she can get hold  of several stragetic points.  THE  KIVAI.  SQUADRONS.  The Japanese official estimate of the  constitution of the rival squadrons in  the east at present is as follows:  Battleships���������Japanese, 0, tons 80,200.  Russian, fl, tons 110.232.  Armored cruisers���������Japanese, 6, tons  Russian, 8, tons 45,553.  Second class cruisers���������Japan, 12,  tons, 37,739.   Russio, 1, S.2S5.  Gunboats and coast defence���������Japanese, 23, tons 28.301. Russian, 12, tons  12.0SS.  Torpedo boat destroyers���������Japanese,  10, tons 0.227.    Russia.32, tons 0.00S.  Taking into account the newer and  heavier armaments of Japan, the  squadrons are almost equal.  Two Japanese cruisers which left  Suez,' January 22nd, are not included  in this list and may turn the scale in a  J naval battle in favor of Japan.  A  QUESTION OF MONEY  It is when the land forces  are compared that the formidable   nature of  the task which Japan  seems, ten have  set herself is apparent.   The Mikado's  army consists of  273,2CS officers and  men, and critics'doubt that this number could be very greatly increased in  time of war.     The .peace., footing   of  Russia's army is 400,000 men,   and it is  estimated that 2.000,000 men   could be  put in the field without   drawing  on  the militia   and   territorial   reserves.  Including these the fighting strength  of Russia   might   be    fairly   put ^ nt  7,500,000.    Russia  has   the  men,   but  how shall she transport them?   .How  can they he clothed and fed and paid ?  After the first few weeks of conflict  '���������and the first few weeks in  this  case  will be occupied by naval struggles���������a���������  contest between two powers resolves  itself into a question of money., . It is  the   longest   purse,   rather than   the  largest army that wins in  the  long  run.    How do the two nations stand  in this   respect?     The   advantage   is  decidedly   with   Japan,   for   Russia's  credit no is  good.    Vast   as are   her  national assets,   she cannot liquidate  them.   Her enormous mineral wealth  remains locked in the earth.    She-will  not encourage   foreign   engineers   to  extract it. and her own citizens lack  the ability to do so.     In  this respect  Russia is a century behind  the times.  The Jews will not lend   her   money,  even on the best security.   They are  her foes.    For this reason they will be  inelined=to-���������look���������-more-kind ly-on- ���������  Japan's    application   for   temporary  assistance.      In     Russia   no detailed  budget i.s  presented  to   the   country,  and three years ago the unpaid taxes  amounted" to   SliS.OOO.OOO.      In    these  circumstances    it    may    readily   be  understood that more formidable than  Japan's    bravery    i.s     Russia's   own  difiiculty in raising money  to  wage it  long-continued war.  General News by Wire.  Washington, Feb. 10.���������Senator  Hanna'scondition remains unchanged.  Oswego, 1\\ Y., Feb. 10.���������The Corn  Product S Larch Factory, the largest  in the world, was burned today. Loss  half a million dollars. "  MoNTl.EAi., Feb. 10.���������Speaking here  tonight, Hon. AV. S. Fielding, finance  minister, announced that there would  not be any general revision of the  tariff at the coming session of parliament. He intimated that some minor  changes might be made.  London, Feb. 10.���������It is estimated  that English insurance companies  have lost over one million poinds in  the Haltimore fire,  New York, Feb. 10.���������The -stock  market today made less resistance to  the depression reflected from foreign  markets than other day. The closing  was weak.  A Notable Comedy.  " What Happened to Jones" is one  of the funniest comedies imaginable  and has been played- in New York,  London and almost all of the large*  cities of the English speaking worltl.-^  Opera House, Feb. 15. 3T- NICHOLAS DAY.  eproc-htog     ATbotit   tlm    Gnnd    Season    at  ''Mj-tlm in Sweet. Cniifii-lnn."  HR1.STMAS t'.ie has alrea-ly  long been uslnr.-d in, properly  spenkinar, hv St. Andrew's day  ("November II- the liitroductory  fsstivEl of Arl'-'-'tt season. But  ���������silL all of them except Christmas  e-y itself have fr.dea m:o coni'rarativo  irflKnificant-p, and iirarlually the Sc  K'rholas. Kri.-s Kririgle, and SaM.i.  Claus myths, with the story of tiio  Cr.rist chii'l. have gtithered aroit.ul  the ISth f" llfcftivbcr- in such "sweet  ���������ccnfnslon" th?; in it am concontrated  tli? ef-senoc nnd beau'y of all, and tlie  ���������former special gift-g'virig of other-  teys of tliis season is mostly dono  eway witb. .-ays the New York Evening Post. Even St. Nicholas day, T>e-  tenib������r S, is little celebrated. It senm-s  e pity thai the knowledge of American ohlldren should be so linrilcd  concerning their own patron .saint, at  least so canonized by the Greek, and  "Pi-nan churches centuries ago. Ho  lived during the fourth century in'Pa-  tara. a city of Lyciti, in Asia Minor,  tut hla history proves his cosmopolitan, '"popular" qualities, for he became patron saiDt of Russia; in Eng-  Jrnd there are S72 churches named for  fcim, and his tomb at Bari, in Italy,  is a shrine for thousands of p'lgrlms  every year. He became the protector  ���������of boys and girls, and even found his  ������������������way to the hearts of sailors and robbers, and -vas adopted by them.  Gift gl fing on this day had its ori-  C*n  in tlie elory of a  nobleman    of.  Patara who was too poor to   dower  itis daughters,    and    they were   thus  ���������forced    to    remain    unmarried.      St.  Jl cholas heard of this state of affairs.  ltd one bight stole unobserved to tho  louse of the nobleman, seeking a way  to give him of his own store of gold.  The moonPgrbt revealed an open window, and through this the good man  Hung a bag of money.   This provided  & marriage   portion    for   the   eldest  daughter,   while  a  similarly  mysterious ]  esent the second night dowered  the next daughter.      The third night  "Nicholas was discovered by the nohle-  8*an,' but the saint begged  that    hia  C'l'ts might  remain  unknown  to any  others.    Since  that time  it has  been  (Generally understood that sweetmeats  find  other  l-iflr?s  found  in shoos    or  etockings etc? outside tlte door on  St.  K'rholps  eve hav*  been   nifiood   t.ln-'i-c  iiy the jolly old gentleman himself.  in soine parts of tier-many Kiier-iit  "Tuprecht, a moderirzed forin of St.  "Nicholas, noes to houses on Christ-  iras eve. taking *..-'fts for good chil-  crcn and rods for the disobedient. Ho  ls sometimes cal* .'1 "PeUnichol," or  "N"cholas with tb,* far. Some of tho  c-.rly'Christians, who used the pretty  cus'om of filling shoes and stocking3  T,-:th gifts, to I- their children that  .���������these, love tokens .were dropped.  through the roof when the Christ child  ���������rj-issed over the house in' tha nig-it,"  .*.. n ������������������- . j:r  HOW SHALL WE LIVE.  Rev.   Alfred  AV.     H.   H   'der,  Sixteenth   Ripli.-t Church,  New York,  3S* Chrlstmi-e tide man's pride and J07,  li toothsome. Turk and Maiden coy.  Clirlsinm- Ativii- a Tells.  *farjorie���������Did Gonrg������ ask your con-  %en: to our marriage this afternoon,  p������pa?  Cobwigger���������Yes. my dear.  Marjorie���������And did you  give it?  Cobw-gger���������Not exactly, you see. I  -^���������������o'dihimM*-w*.->!iid-*have='tO'Consider--it.  J -wasn't qiiii.  sure as to his financial  evCair*,.  Marjorie���������Didn't he say his Income  twrs $5,000?  ' Cobwigger���������I believe those were tho  .���������CTJi*e3.  I Marjorie���������Isn't that enough to support a wife? ;  f Cobwigger���������Tes; unless abe ro-  .tnuires more.  ' Marjorie���������Then why didn't you givo  ���������your consent.?  Cobwicg.-T���������Because I wished to  i-r.fce sure that he hadn't mistaken  tie amount. ,  ��������� Marjorie���������Oh, I know Georgo  ���������woj.dn't tell a lie. i  ��������� Cobwigsr.-���������;������������������You can never he hutc-  V a case of this kind. I lied myself  -i-^.n  I  dec-tied to marry.  Marjorie���������But how are you going to  .And out?  Cobwigger���������Wait till I see what  J-'nd of a present he gives you fo;  ���������CJirislinai.  Man shall nut live by broad alnno. luit  by every v.'iinl lit 11 |ii',ro^il"lh mil oi ti.e  UlOU-h   ol"   Clmi.���������?.i;illiic-\v,   iv.,   -I.  How shall wc live ? The tempter  says, "Iiy broad." Christ replies in llu*  words 01 ijtit- text. Man 'ives by Go..!'s  gifts only as Cod is bcltiti?! them, and  yet the real support is not in the gifts  but in tire giver. Lire in its fullest  sense is action from wit '11, sustained  wiih food from without. This is clearly illustrated by the power ot steam  generated within a boiler, but dependent upon water and fuel from without.  God has appointed under all ordinary  circumstances that wc should sustain  life by thc secondary means of earthly-  food, but placing this as the limit of  God's directions we make our lives  earth, earthy, and hold out little or no  hope to the poor and needy of this  world's goods.  The word "bread" covers a wide  range of earthly supplies and is of  primary interest to the people of all  nations. It places an emphasis upon  the saying "Self-preservation is the  first law of nature." Thc world says,  "By these things wc live."  Moreover, we are not blind to thc  necessary anxiety about such things as  the body's just claim, but rather accept  the fact that food, raiment and shelter  are part of God's   economy    of    life.  Christ   says,   "Your   heavenly   Father  knoweth that ye have need of all these  things."   In the Lord's Prayer we are  taught to ask. "Give us this day our  daily bread," and wc are justified in a  material  interpretation of  this  human  request as much as in a spiritual sense.  But we are wrong if wc place so small  a horizon about our lives and give no  attention to the words of Christ, "Man  shall not live by  bread alone.,  but  by  every word that procccdclh otit of the  mouth of God.''   We place ourselves by  the side of the Pharisees,  of -whom it  was spoken, "Woe unto you, Pharisees;  for ye tithe mint and rue and all iv .inner of herbs, and pass over .judgment  mul the love of Co J; tlicsc yc ought fo  have done, and not to leave'the otiier  undone."  First. We should live in love. Tf  Paul, were writing to-day he would  have said, "Though I possess abundance of all things,- and have irot  love, it proilteth me nothing." Iron  in the soil is raised lo a more ttsei'til  sphere by the growing plant rooted in  the. earth ; the plant then taken to  nourish the' body places -lite iron  etill higher and finds its largest usefulness in energy produced in thc blood oi  man. So the seed of divine love, placed by God rn tire 'human heart, can  raise it to a larger and nobler life. Wc  need the food of. culture, knowledge,  affection, solitude, all of which arc  bread to nourish, sustain and develop  our souls, for man is not wholly alive  when his body is alive: for the soul  lives by every word which proceeds  from the mouth of God.  In a western city by the river a sick  girl had been taken out of the street  by a poor woman who kept a dining-  room for sailors, with a kitchen behind  it, and who made a little bed for trie  sick child under a stairway. It was  thought the girl would bc more comfortable in a hospital, and so she was  taken there. P>ut she missed the kind  heart of the motherly old woman's love  and so went back to die in the kitchen.  No doubt there was surprise in iicavcn  when these two met at* God's throne,  and the old woman, who had no earthly church, heard the words uttered  which encircle Livingstone's tomb in  Westminster Abbey.  "Inasmuch as yc  For the Farmer.  Beets, turnips and carrots can bc  kept in bins in the barn or cellar.  A layer of carrots aird a layer oi dry  oats or corn, or even of sand, will  dry theni  al  an  even  icmper-mir.* and  prevent sudden  freezing and     tawing,  'lhe same appl es to potatoes or otiier  lllVlll  root   crops.     Cold   docs   rrot   do  as   much   damage   as   warmth,  when   they   1I1..1V   suddenly   that  begin  to  decay.  lt  is  Ihey  Humor of the Hour.  Cows That Are Thieves.  If the 'man behind the cow' in Kansas would do his pari no unprofitablc  animal would    masquerade    urrder thc  fictitious  appellation    oi    'milch  cow,'  and she would cither go to the butcher's block or be made to return a profit by more intelligent-care and management," says  Secretary    Coburn in  thc last quarterly report of ale Kansas  Board  of  Agriculture.      "It    passeth  understanding  why    theft    by  a   cow  should be tolerated more than theft by  a human.    In elTect the result to the  loser in either case is the same.     Our  Government    has  found it wisdom to  study and establish far-reaching methods for the direction and the repression of the latter; and by the same token why should our farmers and dairymen be less vi  Haul is regard to  this  possible    procl   ity   in    their    cows���������  beasts described as  dumb, yet outwitting their owners?    So long as cows  of this class are Permitted in thc dairy  herd, so long wi.I there be dissatisfaction and failure.    Improvement is thc  route to success, whether by breeding,  better management, or other ways, and  intelligence in our cowmen is the power that will force advancement in the  right direction.    Dairying has come to  be one of the most important factors  in Kansas agricultrre, and, rightly conducted,  is one of the  surest    moneymakers of our varied industries.    It is  incomparabby  more  rational  than  any  one-crop system, or even general farming,  as  its  practice  tends  to   rotation  of' crops,   maintains  or  increases   the  fertility of land, and affords steady employment   with   returns    remunerative  according to the brains mixed with the  business."  "Papa," said Archie, after poring  over his atlas for several minutes,  "where is  Botany  Bay ?"  "Botany Bay ?" replied papa; "why,  it's���������urn���������er���������I've forgotten just  where. It's been a lung time since  I studied botany."���������Kansas City Journal.  Archibald���������Mamma, give me a penny.  Mother���������You're too big to be asking  for pennies.  Archibald���������Well, then, give me a  quarter.���������Chicago  News.  Hilton���������Isn't it a funny thing for  jou to put up a sign, "Beware of the  dog"?  Wilton���������Oh, I don't know. At any  rate, it is severely practical.. It costs  a good deal less to maintain the sign  than it would cost to keep a dog.���������  Boston Transcript.   .  "I assure you, madam," said he, "that  I would not bc begging my board from  door to door if 1 could but procur*.  employment at my profession."  "Poor man!" replied the good woman, as she handed out a pie, "what  is your profession?"  "I am an air ship pilot, madam."���������  Tit-BiU.  Jimmie���������Say, ain't you got no more  sense dan ter laugh at a feller wot's  got a tootache ?  Willie���������I ain't lafliin' 'cause you got  it. I'm laffin' 'cause I ain't got it.���������  New York Times.  C!>r!*tiiv<������ft slipper,  -fl  . clergyman paced  up and down  .the floor ci his humble parsonage, lt  ���������war  Christmas    morning    and    thero  tw-'.r a cloud upon his brow.  "The cl-mic papers are the cause ot  !t," be murmured as he trod back and  "forth in his heavy walking shoe3 and  T.".nced occasionally as he stubbed iris  toe. "Not a slipper this morning,  end oh. I did so need a parr!"  He put his hand to his bald head  tnd  :: gbrd.  "Not  a   smoking cap   In    the    lot,  c!fl er," he muttered. "And  this ittudy  ���������"���������=, certainly  cold.    Why couldn't they  /ave k--*p!  their .-atirieal  poems, pic-  1 ires  arii-   paragraphs  to  themselv.;.-,?  i.t.- It:."- :!   ;������ that .'idl.     e Is a most.  1 -.T.dly and effective weapon!    Now, I  i   'isl buy a pair of sljpptrra, I suppose,  ������������������i yet that money ought to go for a  ���������a   and  uiuie  granulated  sugar."   /  did it unto one o-f these little ones, ye  did it unto me."  Second. We may also live by every  kind of truth which conies from God  to make us more alive. It is ignorance,  narrowness, bigotry and selfishness  which make us "cling to the letter and  reject constant new revelation. Tiie  mind needs to be nourished with new  thoughts or it will return to infancy  long before the bo-iy come; to its thvc  score and ten. Truth revealed in  sHen^e^trtith revcaleil in daily exper-  ' lerice, trufl*PrcvtniIe1.Tn^iJo"m"ffi  in man���������these are some of the words  proceeding out of the 'liotttlt oi God.  ror men's souls are only nourished and  , strengthened in proportion to th������i<-  minds' and 'hearts' working. Hi*{!i  friendships, noble, loves, solemn angles  in grief an:! death, adversity and solitude���������all special agencies to feed particular souls.  Third. We may also grow strong  and live by every kind of service. This  was Christ's teaching and practice. "I  must bc about my Father's business"  are His words. God's scrvice--an exalted sense of true.'lifo. a definite path  of duty, .1 noble example of a blesied  spirit. Though the body lacked thc  bread of this world and came to hunger, pain, tears, sorrow, insult and rejection, yet the one thought is. "My  meat is to do thc will of Him that sent  me.  So may we readers of to-day's sermon resist thc temptation of a concentrated thought and work for earthly  Vread, and feed upon that bread _nf  ���������which if a man cat hc shall hunger no  more.  Bu'b Growing in Ireland.  Just now. ������nys Tho London n.-iilj  Chronicle, million.*! of bulb.i nre being  bought and sold, or Riven awny, and It  ]b good to know iii.it Great nrltain, even  Jn the absence of n protective duly. Is  ra.pldly wresting tltfi trade away from  Holland. In tlint country bulb ciilliiro  lias boon an hereditary pursuit for* liie  past three centuries .'it lonst, and unlil  a quite recent p-'t-'-'d the Imi.orl.-itlon to  Knuland wtip I.nn'"nse. Now ovnn the  rarest and oons'i'Tionlly most rxpoiisi.T!  varieties tire nru'vp on I his si'.!" of Ilie  North So.-i, nnd not tlte lenst Btireessfitl  bulb farms lite \r. I.,* found In Irehinil.  Tiro experiment, wliieli wits Vmcnir cit;hi.  yours (iKO nl IIukIi, fiitir.l.y Dublin, vi-'iere.  the Kfourul wns |ir-,:vliiuniv devil'.1 lo  potatoes, lfui ;.roved entirely Riioee^elui.  rind liotlt rltn-ii.li. nr;-I soil hnve been frxin,!  nlnio.-t perfect for tills Industry. Irl.-i'n-  prown hull *: hive r,r>t yet rnrieheil Ihe eccentric. prle"S -rrrnr-.itir to throe future,! ���������  which a prist t.-etT'inlliin sometimes paid  for ,-r sfnr;!i- .-"������,"l,e"ir. hut even .-it Ititsii  you may spend twelve Ritincaa 011 a root.  Poisoning Milk.  Cleanliness is  the only milk preservative any farmer irecrl to use, and the  only one he is justified in using. Preservatives arc always a menace    to the  health   of   the   consumer   of  dairy   or  other products in which they are used,  And it'maters not what name the preserving substance goes under, or what  form it is in���������whether a liquid, as the  solutions of    formaldehyde or   a powder as  thc preparations of "borax. This  assertion is sufficiently.proved'by medical records, and circumstances arising  out of the genera!  use of milk preservatives  is  compelling., .'the  prosecution  of dairymen in all the cities where milk  is sold. .... ... .,.;-,'  A sample of what is ot.too frequent  occurrence in ' cities is given from a  Seattle, Wash., paper: "Coroner Hoyc  yesterday stopped the funeral oi a ten-  months-old child on the way to the  cemetery and held an autopsy over the  body at the morgue, which resulted in  finding that the child died from drinking milk containing formaldehyde. The  milk was purchased from .a local dairy,  which is not yet named by'the officers,  but arrests will probably be made. The  proprietors will be charged with murder... The parents of the child are  Greeks, speaking little English. Dr.  Ludlow, city health officer, attended  the child, and refused to sign a certificate that the infant died from natural  causes. He communicated -his - suspicions'to the coroner, who at once  took steps  to investigate."  Half the evils of the use'of nrilk  preservatives is not confined to the  milk on sale ir. citi������=, ior it is an unfortunate fact that the use oi milk pre-  lervatives is becoming so common that  farmers' wives think nothing of "doping" in hot weather the miik kept for  family use. Hence, in addition to the  excesive amount of preservatives taken  by the family in bought canned foods,  especially in canned vegetables nnd  fisn, and in bought meals, the farmers'  family is given a double dose of embalming  substances.  And the situation is more serious also  because of the fact that on the r'arm  preserving compounds are carelessly  "=us"ed:f^In"''iar"ger~majro^  canning factories, preserving compounds are used by rule, and where  they must bc bought by thc hundredweight the careful use of the preserver  becomes a matter 01-economy. P.ut not  so on thc farm. Here the quantity of  milk to be "embalmed" b".ing smill. the  amount of preserver and its cost are  trifling. The person using the " embalming fluid" then soon comes to disregard waste in thc case, and when a  pinch of thc "powrVr or a few drop:- of  the dope" would be enough for the  purpose, ten times a; mer li as is necessary fnr thc purpose is often u-ed. ft  is, in fact, a wonder of the times that  immediate deaths from thc use of "preservatives" arc not of more frequent  occurrence, under this rei:;n of common  and careless use of "preservatives" derived from such a poi?onnus substance  as wood alcohol, which is the base of  most of the miik prcser itives on thc  market.  All the risks of im"ic-!iatc illness or  permanent injury  :though  gradual impairment of thc digestive system by Ihe  use   of    milk    prc-?ervin,s;    compounds  may  bc  avoided  by   the  liberal  use  of  hot   water,   soap  stvl  Kinidiino  on   tiie  dairy   utensils    and   fixtur.-s.     For   19  kecp^miii. clean is to keep it sweet.    A.  Sinking    example    of  the    preserving  power of cleanliness was given in ryoo  when milk from  an   Illinois dairy \vn3  put. on  exhibition in sweet, and wholesome  condition   at   Ihe   Paris,   France,'  Exposition,  twelve days after thc  milk  came   from   the   cow.     It   was   merely  kept clean  and cool.    No preservative  vas   used,   and   no   trick  or  sleight  of  hand u^etl in  the case.    The milk was.  nut  even   pasteurized.     It.   was   merely,  llic  milk  ef a  clean  cow,  drawn  hv  n !  i-lcau man into a clean pail, and sto'red  in n (-.Ir.-'ir  glass jar for shipment. Ami  (���������le.-inlintss,  imi     preservatives,    should  characterize the dairy products of American   farmers.��������� !-:.   J**.   Mcintosh,    in  Nebraska   Farmer.  She pressed her ruby lips to his  In one ecstatic kiss :  They seemed at peace    witb    all  thc  world,  Enrapt in holy bliss.'  But, with the osculation o'er,  It was not hard to find ������  That, though she took her lips away.  The ruby stayed behind !  ���������Smart Set.  ���������" ���������  Papa���������Tommy, you mustn't cat so  much. Everybody will be calling you a  little "glutton." Do you know what  that is ?  Tommy���������I  suppose  it's  a big glutton's  little  boy.���������Philadelphia  Ledger.  ��������� ���������   The Curate���������So the thief overlooked  your vest in the vestry ?  Thc Rector���������Yes, but stole my stole  and every surplus surplice.  "Pshaw I It's a wonder thc knave  left the nave."���������-Life.  Kitchener's SociaL-Success*  CtujfauT i������t*am*t ���������sstay inglUJitnun.  thotight   before    he    went    to    India,"  Lord     Kitchener    haa     been    making  himself   a   great   reputation   in   Simla  as a host.   As soon ns lie arrived at his  post in India, Lord Kitchener betjan improving  the  grounds  and   transforming,  lho  interior  of  "Snowden,"   the  official  residence of the coinmarider-in-eliief.   As  soon as he'was able to receive, masenlino  Simla began writing their nn.mrs in tire  general's visiting book.    This is an immense   brass-bound   volume,  which   custom  decrees  shall  be  exposed,  between  twelve and two -each da*,*, on a table on  the vernnda of the commander-in-chief's  residence, to receive tire signatures of all  who consider themselves entitled to have  social relations with his military excellency.    In due  course,   this  cu'stomary  courtesy  completed,   each   caller  or  I113  wife,  where  such  existed,  received,  by  red-coated messenger, a large ofllclnl Invitation card, with "K" printed in gilt  on the top, stating that the commander-  in-chief   requested   the   honor   of   their  company  at a  ball.    Those  who  were  either personally known to Lord Kitchener, or whose official position justified  the distinction, had meanwhile been entertained at dinner, and Simla had begun to talk of gold presentation plate,  of changes for the better introduced into  the  arrangements   of   the   house,   of  a  pretty taste in llowers displayed by its  occupant, and of n really excellent cuisine.   The ball, which was attended by-  Lord and Lady Curzon and some seven  hundred guests, confirmed Lord Kitchener's reputation for hospitality.   It was  noticed  that special arrangements had  li-ten made to bring every possible room'  In the building into requisition, and to  extend the accommodation by tents and  shamianas, so that nobody should be left  out of the occasion.    Tlie guests were  not only entertained on a most generous  scale, but they were struck by the carefully   planned   arrangements   for   their  comfort, and by the infinity of personal  pains -taken   to   ensure   their   enjoying  themselves.      Lord  Kitchener   received  everyone himself, and him pleasant handshake of good-fellowship dispelled a host  of lingering doubts as to the manner of  the man.  ���������Lady Landsr-owne in Sri.-ty  Lady Lnnsdowne, says M. A. P., occupies a commanding position In society  and, of late years, Lansdowiro House lias  become the social centre of T.nndon Its  chatelaine has been ri'spotisrole- for a re-v.  and welcome departure in tlie mutter n.  political roeepliuns. Instead ut" lltniiiti-  lier invitations to ltiemlii-'i'.-i uf lite pre;-t':i:  Government and tlieir supporters, she e?*-  chauged duty anil (iullni'.-s i'i>r lu-lllliu.ei'  unci v.uii.'iy, Willi tlie i-e.-.tiii tlint lier even-  ine; parties have heenme the tnnst slice *--  fui on record. Splendid eiiterfilnini'irts  wore given trt Ltinsiiuwiro House iliirinM  the coronation seas.m, niul''hist summer  witnessed a notable ii.-ini|iiet. nrraiiKe.l in  honor of llio French Ministers who ne-  cnmpaiileil President l.iiulipt to KiiKltinl.  Dinner tooU place In Ihe white anil ������������������������!*  iitillroom, ami eighty guests were se?ileil  nt one lriiiR table, whioh was ileclieil wh.i  thc splendid silver eanilel.ilii-n tuul the  two score massive silver howls which tire  anions the most cherished possessions of  the Fitzmnrrrlces. On this neensinu e !������������������:���������  of the forty silver howls was filled wllh  Ln France roses. LtnJy Lansiiuwne nta.le  a dlstlUKiilshed tlgurc^ril lhe coronal I.m  and. like l.tidy Spencer mill Ihe Dm lies?  01 Bedford, had lier lord's eoat-of-.-ii-ni-  embroldered orr her corona tion robes. It  has heen stated Hint lite most precious  pearls in London belong to I.ndy Cork.  Lady Iveatrh nnd l.tidy I.nns ���������iwno; mil  certainly the pearl necklace nvncil hv tlvj  latter can llnd few rivals In the market-  of he world. Pale blue Is T.tuly Lans-  ao\ ie's favorite color, and she wears it  on almost  every -Important occasion.  Major Laccy told a good story at  Lovilia last week which brings up  afresh the old question, whether it is  proper to say "a pair of twins." lie  made the statement that in a certain  family in Arkansas there were three  pairs of twins. Their names by sets  were, first, Max and Clirjiax ; the second was Kate and Duplicate, and tin*,  third was Peter and Kepca.ter. \Vc  are still in doubt as to whether to sny  "a pair of twins."���������Albia (Iowa)  "Union,  "Mr. Bliggins seems to be a wonderfully  bright  young  man."  "He is," answered Miss Cayenne :  "in a certain way. Hc is careful to  select topics of conversation so ab-  ���������truse that you have to take everything he tay* 'or granted."���������Washington Star.  Mayor Low says that since over-  hearintj* a conversation between two  girls in a bridge car the olher day  he can't help smiling whenever 'ne.  hears anybody spoken of as "a model  man."  It appears that one of the young  women was perusing a book, and her  companion asked:  "What's  that you're   reading ?"  "It's called *A Model Man,' and I  think  it's   awfully   stupid.'  "Yes, the model man generally is,  particularly after he's married."���������New  York Times.  lo  "Would you oblige me," said the reporter who gets interviews,* "by telling  me what book has helped you most in  life?"     .  And, after a pause, the great man  answered : "My bank book."���������San  Francisco Wasp.  ��������� " ��������� ���������   Mrs. Poullncy Uigclow, who wrote  the novel "The Middle Course," was  talking about the British Museum.  "Every visitor to London," she said,  "visits the Museum. All sorts of persons go there, and some of thc questions that these persons put to the ollieers arc amusing. There was a woman  of Bath who said to an attendant once:  "I have been looking about for a  skull of Oliver Cromwell. Have you a  skid of Cromwell here?"  "No, madam," the attendant answered.  "How very odd," exclaimed thc woman, "they have a fine one in lho museum at Oxford."���������New York Tribune.  Hc���������Ycs. T loved a girl once, bu|-  didn't marry her.  She���������Why not?  He���������Oh, she made a fool of me.  She���������It's queer what lasting impressions some girls make.���������Chicago Daily  News.  The poets burn the midnight oil  And  lonely  vigils  keep,  And  products  of  their  wakeful  toil  Put other folks to sleep. *   ��������� ���������  "While picnicking with a crowd in  the country thc olher day," says The  Joplin News-Herald, '"Arch Shade accidentally dropped his watch in a  jpring, and quite naturally it has since  refused  to   run.      He  took  the  time-  British in Somaliland.  According to tlte latest nilvlces received  from Souralllurrd, Gen. Kgertorr's advance  aitnlnst the Mullah "Is not likely to take  place before the middle of November. The  delay ls due to the Ahysslnliuis not baring  taken up their positions. Aliyssirrlrtu cooperation with the lirlllslr, which wns nor  a tactical success In Gerr. Manning's campaign, olthoug'li lhe Abyssinian forces  scored several successes, will he nu Important feature of the" coming operations.  Tlie British Uovernmvnt has - undertaken,  with tire consent of J-lre Knipeior Meuelik,  to reimburse the Abyssinian Iroops who  are co-oporatlug with tire lliltlsli forces.  Thc Euiperor'8 troops hnve, moreover, beerr  supplied with a quantity of cooking pots  and other utensils. The two lirlllslr officers, Colonel ltoehfort nnd Mrrjor Colrbold.  who accompanied the Aliysslnlnrrs on llieir  successful northward advance Inst.-Miring,  will again hc with tlrem. Further, lhe  War Ofllce hns placed two doctors, fun-  tain H. I). Dirrin of the Kgyntlaii iiiinv,  and Major J. Wllles-Jcnnlngs. It.A.XI.!*"..  both of whom hnve Ir.-ul Soudan .experiences, at the dls|*osal of onr auxiliaries  The   British   force   which   will  start   from  Ninety-nine hearts out of a hundred  are failing to do their work. Thera  may be no pain there, but it Is felt  tomtuhtrt for some organ is robbed of iti  proper need of blood by this insidious heart  failure, and distress follows.. Common  tense says, cure where the trouble and pain  begin.    Use  DR. AQNEWS HEART CURE,  because it begins at the blood's distributing  organ, healing that rapidly and making it  fctrong and able, quickly sends strength and  health to every other organ. It is the only  Way that combines science and sens* and  relieves and cures.   Hevrt Akey, of Peterboro, Ont.,. writes : "I  iulTered with my heart, nerves and general debility. The beit doctors said I must die within  ��������� month. On my wife*s advice I tried DH.  AQNEWS HEART CURB, Relief Trom the fint  dose.   I am fully cured.   Weighed 128 pound*  ���������now 180 pounds.  ������������������  nit AONP.WB OINTME51T will ilrWft Itlet mwmf foreraf  ������iiUpluplu, tattw. ia������ rhaoia. tu.  rrica. 3Sc M  oung married  e great-  It is reported that n youii"  man of Golcondn, wrapped in thi  est exerlrnii'iil. tlew to the telegraph office of Iris town and wired Iris wife's  relatives a -'happen ing as follows: "Twina  to-dny, rrrnrii  tu-morrow.'*���������"Lyre."  Pliilnntliriipy.���������Andrew Carnegie���������I  would like to give your town a publia  library. Lending citizen���������Thank yon,  Jlr. C.-rrne.'.'ic,    It is very noble of you to  have  nlso   the   'three    captured    .Maxims.-] ,   , .    which tlrey know how to work. The lota! < A pnstttl eitva sent from BillvMle to  ?������ _*���������!".���������?��������� troops nr. Cfen. Mircrton's disposal j one of tlte trli-tent licetit.ren rends: "De.ir  18 7'0U0 "-���������������' "1U| ������*"" ���������"'"������������������"ls- j ditn-Xui-liiti* Inn. good nb.w3.t0 tell you.  ��������� mr    ��������� 1-    *-v -1      t-s. I   AiHir (mill, runi  oii' the 'inor-iui.ff.j---vour  ���������r    Manages   of   Only   Daughters brotiier broke ont 0' .jiii'l. a,������ yowdaddy-  There has beer. .y-He nn epidemic of en-! 1ms jest got. Sl.Otlii-init  the railroad fer  gngements and marriages union;; society"?! rnnirin'   over   lii,j.!���������-���������;.-.'    Ain't   Provideuca  onW d nishteis this jeat   -.us '1 lie I.oi don  Exp c*-s   It. is nn   1'milted fu.1 tint the  onii   din^lilei   of  1  fimh   Is   1  foi tun lie  bom,*?   un ncinnlitted   is *-i,o is bv a  how  of   old-*!    or  jonn^et    s slots    *ind   co tse  quoi tl\   iblo 10 enjin   to tlio Tull   ill the  Rind rhln���������s fate provides  lluou^li   1 (i st  J-rOrulon scrson     One cf lite pnnclpil m n  flti^es   in   point  llus   ^f tson   wis   Lhit  of  I.aih    Tuliet Tlutf    I- td\   lie  (Jio\ s   011I5  dniiBltle. ^Anolhei i\ is lint of 1. ul\  Mur  iel  Di���������'b\, ihe il luRhtei n|  I Old   ind l.i'U  Ilcltester    I.nnl and i.rdv Clv**.h mi's onl\  Rirl    Miss   J_<ilih   (J-i\ind|s.li      nou   Mis  IMtinnin^h un    IJuilet    ^,is    -mother     md  Miss   Aibiitlinot,    r i\\    lire   wrfe   of   Mr  I./jhor t Jsi tion   half-hrotliei toLotd Bent-  chimp    nlbo  comes  under   this category  Weddings \et to come aro those of Mlt-s  Peirson    the  01 'y child  of Sir 'Weotm.iii  tint ion '  nnd Iyic'v l'c ���������  "November 11 \ i  ls cngasc ' lo I.  Klsie   ', 1  nnd ��������������� 'h    o--*'    1  Edvri* 1     ii   -1 e ]  friend - '  '   '���������*,   '  r.ord  Denmin   on  orre Grcvllle, who  islcy,   nnd Mrss  to Lord Kerrv  Mr. and Mrs  g an lntlniata  First  Sport���������Abotrt  how  much  you  usually  give  the   waiter ?  Second Sport���������Weil, it he serves tne  well I  give him a dollar, and    if he  serves   me   poorly   I   give  him   a    lip  on the  rxees.���������Judge.  ���������     ���������  A lady once purchased some myrrh,  And the druggist said galy to hyrrh;  "If  it's  for  your   lips,   Miss,  Have a care how you kiss."  "And"she���������myrrhmyrrhed���������indignnntiyy-  "Syrrh I" ���������Life.  A Pet Dog.  Th������ really ntnart pet tlnis to-day, nceord-  Infr to Tha Dally Mail, wears whiskers or  rnoustachen. As yet he doen not wax Ihe  ends, kut prot-ably Ihat will come. For  great occasions hlr- valet ties ribbon bnws  round them, and sends him to nailer  about the world like a tiny Dundreary  with art trlromlncs. The rnU'-h-.Tltnli od  Adornments at present droop. They 01".  ln fact, literally th������ ������������������Piccadilly weoporn"  Ro(,**r.*oi������ -roclamatlon.  President J* ���������*������������������* /el'*s TlrankBrjlving pro-  alamatlon, issuid October 31, named Nor  20 as "a dny of praise and thankfighliif  to Ood. In no oilier plarc and at nu othei  time," Bfivs the I'lc^'dent. "In* the ex  perlmcnt of soi eminent of the pooplc, b/  thc people, for tl.c people, been tried on  eo vast a ncale as here ln our own country In the opening jenre of the twentieth  centurv. Failure worrld nol only he a  dreadful thlnp for arr, but a dreadful tlun������  for all mankind, becmrse lt ^oiild rutin  loss of hope for all who believe In his  ��������� ,   .,      , ���������      ���������   _i power and righteousness or liberty   There-  piece to 8 jeweller,  and  the following   f���������Tf.   ln tbankinsr God for the mercies et  tended to nu in the pnrtl. wr h*t,cech IIIti  that He may not withhold them In lhe fit  ture, and that onr henrts nut be loused  to war steadfastly for rrond and rrgilust  all the forces of evil, public and prii lie  We pnv for atienRth and lljjht, so Hint In  the coming vcirs tic rnij, with elennll-  nens fonrh s-ncas nnd wisdom, do our il  lotted wotlc on the inrth In such mannei  as to show thnt we ure not nltoKCtlii r nn.  WQrtliv of the bli'i-lntsS we ha\r reeilred '  I'erUnps the Colombliins do not hellc\e In  "(he power and rlrrlilemisiirsi of liberie *  or perlrips President Iloo-eirlt in dr 1  rrrentnl reservation ln regard to Ainerli.rn  republics other than his own. In view of  the report that the.Administration krte-.T  weeks a*o that the Pannma revolution l-.ad  been plnnnctl.  He Got the Applause.  _ a������nator Depe^w  was talking ahout  the  conversation ensued :  "Here's my watch ; can you fix it ?'  "'What's the niatter ? Bid you  break the spring ?'������������������  "'No; the spring broke the watch.'  "The man wondered, but proceeded  to examine the injured article.  "'The spring is broken,' he finally  announced.  "'No wonder.' said Arch; 'I dropped the watch in it.'  "It began to dawn upon the jeweller that the young man was certainly  insane, and just a.s he was glancing  round for some avenue of emcape  Arch explained the situation."  MESSAGE 10  AUJMDIANS  That Dodd's Kidney Pills Cure  all Stages of Kidney Disease  A "Plcndilly 'freept-ir  Do*.--London   Dally  Mali.  which nforellrne nrtlsts loved 10 (������������������n-ren-  I urn. Imt iloublli'HM new vi'i-m will ho ,n-  tfortueed. Tin* upturned Knlt'or iiimi---  tnelie, for inst;uteo, seems to offer p'i>-.-i-  lillitles. while In funey we may plettuv :i  French poodle wnilrlllii,'; into n I -iiti'i  streot lifw-her's '-.hop. nod enu'i'Tln.': lln'i"*-  from with l.":inl tritium.d n ri'opeil il. Tii"  porlrtill li'-fe rjj,vi/i WOK '*ln*ti'lii d lit U..  rocenl Oy.-.ini- *���������' ii.iei' l.iuis- Hhshv.  Emlllon Countro had Backache  Headachn nrd Could not Sleep���������  row ho con Slaop, Work and  Enjoy Llfe-Dodd's Kidney Pills  dla It.  Val Kacine, Que, Nov'. 23.���������(Spe-  cial). In tlicsc days when nearly every newspaper tells ol deaths from  Kidney Disease the ca6e of Emilien  Clouatre of this place comes as a  message of hope to the Canadian  people. He had Kidmy Disease.  Dodd's Kidney Pills cured him completely and permanently.  AI. Clouatre is always glad to tell  of his cure. Hc says: "I can not  do otherwise than praise Dodd's  Kidney Pills. They cured me of  Kidney Disease.  "I had pains in the back and headache and could not i-'lceji at nighty  - got up lu ihe riioi'hlng fflbr6 full  gut-d than tlio. night before, t took  nirifl boxes of Dodd's Kidney Plils  and tliey O'ired mc completely.- Now  I can sleep well and work well and  my backache and headache are gone.  1 have had no trouble since I took  Dodd's  Kidney Pills."  Dodd's    Kidney Pills never fail  to  cure  Kidney     Disease from  Backache  t,o  RtiRht's Disease.     They hicve   an   love,  unbroken record   of   thirteen vcars in      The Lady  Canada. ' '  mifhupn and cont������tenTp"ir6t~actors;        ~  "I'll never forget," hc said, "tho stately  '������uper,' In powdered wIb and silk stockings, who stalked, chirr in the air. undo  tin* ������tiige to answer the Earl's question,  'Who is there?' The 'super' should have  said, "The boy, my I^ord,' but what hc did  ���������ay was,  The I,ord,  my boy.'  "Then thero was another 'super,' unlike  the former ons���������a 'miptrr' self-possos*ed  anil ambitious.- This chap, after ye.irx ot  singe life, bad not yet (-ot beyond a part  thai construed of only rt merrnlnples.s liim  or two. Ho was hunpry for npplnuse. nnd  st last, he determined, nt sll hazards, to  Bot applause. So ont- iiIkIi-. after he ii.ui  sild Iris usual .-olltnry sentence of ', t.e  c.-irrlitue walls,' ho Minlknd to the centre  of the stnj;e. elbowing the star to one  .sl'le. nnd. looi'ltu*; up at tire gallery untl  strllilnir hlmeolf on Hits chest, exclahvied  in a  loud voice :  " Anil permit me to add. sir. thai hc  who raises his hand njt.'ilnst n woman,  save In the cause of kindness, is unworthy of thc name of sentlem.-in.'  ���������'That brought down the house, hut the  poor 'super' lost his place on account of  B*t, drisk and be merry while  riving th* drgt*sti\e apparutua a  totaling, wholedsme rest 1  It oan b������ don* by the ut������ ef  Mt. VON *TAN*������  PINEAPM.B TABLETS.  Pineapple will drgect meat In a  dr(A.at K>-|- The rest cure ii ths  keet eure, the ealy eure for dj ipep-  sta That s the whole story except  that the Urge tablets ellcest food, tba  ���������tfl������n Mien tese try the eHgcltlve  apparatus.���������Price 15 cents.  Br. AaneWn Catarrhal Powder  epens a new tannel in a chekt.d *p  nostril asd lines it with a new meaa-  brnne In, ton minutes will relieve  co'd cr catarrh or cure the most  obstinate headache A quick eure���������  a safe care���������not n slew 1  cmedy.  Hat Salesman���������So you imnded Frnnee  writh j-our linet How did you make otitlt  Uicycle Salesman���������Very poor. Every  time I handed any one my card he  thought I. wanted to light a duel.���������Chi-  -0''"=^=^  esgo "News."  Brannignn���������The doctor told n>e to get  a porous plnstlrer for mc stonineh. Drug-  ^iut���������Yes, sir; whnt sort do. you want?  ferannignn���������'Ti* little I care.what sort'it  ii nn Inn*.' n- 'ti- nisily digested.���������Catholic "Standard aim Times."  ���������\  .Tonathan-Coma )!'.*-> with me and be imS  I'll be a sister' to vou.  [& Shouting Isn't Proving  I    In the matter of the so-called Catarrh  I Cures: Others prate and promise; we perform nnd prove. ,,   ;  Dr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder  l������ a powder put in the nostril, not in the  mouth. Itis^not a remedy but thc cure,  and the healing elTect is felt at once. The  breath will come freely, liningthe system  with a now vigor. Colds and-Catarrh are  rciicvcili and headache fully cured in ten  minutes. ������������������- -  Catarrh 0! twenty years' standing  cured rn a few days.  Hon. George Taylor, the well known  politician, of Scranton,-Pa., writes:  Effect of Dr.AOMEW'S CATARRHAL POWDER  can truly say was magical. First application cleared my bead instantly. I used ft  according to directions, and I have not  had the slightest.s>;mptonis.tiincc."   Dr. ACNEW'S LIVER PILLS  make even a high liver a long liver.  For  dullness of the skiri,  eruptions, J  languor   and bowel irregularitieSt  every pill is qb good as a phvsi-,i,  cian, nlthough   tltc'y cost only f/'  .   ^ ten cents for forty doses. 18. ������>������������  I      langui  X.    eve*  Qiy      ciar  tl  T*iW*TiZVrx-������XZM2i.T. /  -v.-  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������'������'������������������������.������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  A FATAL WOOING 1  BY  LAURA JEAN   LIBBEY  Author of "The Crime of Hallow-E'en," "The Flirtations of  a Beauty," "Willful Gaynell," "Little Leafy,"  " Only a Mechanic's Daughter," etc.  "I had Intended    bringing    an ola  . (rlend   oC  mfue   up   to-day,   whom   I  havo not seen for years.      I   do     not  think you have ever met hiin."  "I might be better prepared to answer, if you were to tell me hia name,'  ���������he replied, archly.  "His name," repeated the lieutenant, absently, "is Hoss."  ���������No another word ol their conversation reached Izetta's ears; her heart  waa in a whirl ami her brain on fire;  rshe had great difficulty in restraining herself from rushing out and imploring the young man to tell ber  where she could find.the Mr. Rosa of  whom he spoke,.  "It must be, oh, it must be my  husband," she gasped out brokenly to  herself; then, like a Cold avalanche,  the lieutenant's words fell back upon lier benumbed heart; "he was going away that  very May."  Merciful Heaven! what should she  dot With him would depart the  knowledge she was wearing her young  life out to obtain.  Sbe must think quickly; whatever"  she decided to do, must be done at  onco. -  Every moment that scudded past,  laden with glorious golden opportunities she was losing.  Sim pressed lier cold, clammy fin-  jjors Ito' her not brow. Already he  .was rising to depart.  She parted the curtains and sped  quickly from the room.  "Ml could but reach the portico���������  ���������first, tl might find an opportunity of  exchanging at least a few words  with him."  It seemed to . her sho had waited  there long hours, so intense was her  excitement; fn reality onlya a fow  moments had elapsed.  She heard his quick, springy tread  as he approached; she was almost  overjoyed to find he was all alone; uo  one else was in sight.  ,i Lieutenant's .Key's astonishment  knew no .bounds' upon seeing Izetta  appear so suddenly from behind the  curtains and vanish from the room.  His first impulse was to follow her  ���������with the hope of being able to overtake her.  Fortune favored him; as he neared  the portico" he saw her leaning  like a statue against one of the  marble columns.  Speak (with her he must, ho told  himself, at any cost; and if she smiled  ���������welt, upon her smile hung bis  chances ot leaving Oxford the following morning.  There never was a more desperate  oaso than bis own, he told himself.  He had expected the dark eyes to  droop as he neared the spot where she  ���������tood; but the great, dark, eloquent  orbs raised so inquiringly to his, almost took his-breath away.  Now that be stood almost beside her  ���������Sor tho first time in his life, he was  at a loss as to what he should say  to her.  "If you please, sir, may I speak  .-with you a   moment}"  The poor Ir"'������iienani    stopped short.  Cnrely thia was some delicious dream.  Again Izetta repeated  her question  kef ore he regained sufficient composure to answer her.  "Certainly," he replied; "it will be  the greatest pleasure of my life to  answer as many questions as you  ���������boose 'to put to me. Shall we return  to the reception- room, Mi3S Rienzi?"  Izetta wondered 'how this stranger  happened to know her name.  1 had rather not, if you please, sir;  I .-would much prefer speaking with  you here." \  tHe saw she was quite confused as  to how to proceed.  "I���������I��������� could not help overhearing a  part of your conversation with Miss  Glendyke," she began nervously.  The lieutenant's face certainly ex.  pressed his astonishment, yet he spoke  no word.  "You��������� you��������� spoke of a "Mr. Ross,"  ahe went on, hurriedly; "I could not  help asking you if you would kindly  deliver a message from me to Mr.  Boss, tl ask it as a great favor,sir."  M a thunderbolt had suddenly ex-  ploded at nis feet_he could_not . have.  'been more astounded.  "You .wish me to  take a   message  I he cry that ever tui'.l nnnn l;r ���������?���������!:������������������  frum tier lips, as slur listened eagerly  at eneh peril U? tho bell.  At 1st llw welo-me sound fell up 'ir  h'r car; a moment later the  waiting maid handed her two  cards, announcing that lhe gentlemen awaited Iter iu tho reception rouui.  .She glanced at the cards; onu read.  "Vernor Key," nnd the other, "A.  Ross."  Izetta fell on he.r knees, pressing lho  dear name to her lips and covering it  with kisses.  Ahl ehe must gu down to liim tit  once. She wondered how slur w-.it  to greet him with a stranger's eyes,  upon her.  "li ho had only como alone!", sin-  murmured.  Sho brushed her dark, glossy curb,  bnck from her fair face, Utile dreaming, as she fastened a few crimson  roses in her hair, how exquisitely lovely she looked. She only remembered  Alderic hud once admired her hair  worn so.  Sho walked down tire Ions, sl'enr  corridor liko orre in a dream; her-  heart boat tuinulluuu.dy as she told  herself each moment she was nearinrr  her husband.  If he held out his arm's .to her, she  would fling herself into his embrace  with a glad, happy cry, if he looked  haughtily, coldly upon her, .she fell  she would die then and thore at hrs  feet.  "He might pity me then, and kiss  my face," she said to herself.  With these thoughts she turned the  knob; the huge oaken door swung  heavily back on its binges.  Hesitatingly she. cri-sspd the threshold, her brain in a   whirl.  She put out two little flul teeing,  white hands gropingly and slow.y raised her great, dark."starry e-*es to tihe  face   of���������Mir.   Ross!  from you to Mr. Ross?" he queried,  hardly daring believe he had heard  arig&t.  "If yon please, sir," answered Izetta,  ���������imply, timidly; "If you knew ��������� oh,  ���������lr, yoa could not, would not refuse  mel"'     ���������*  The lieutenant actually believed he  wa* losing hia seAses; he was quits  positive his reason was playing a trick  apon Mm.  "You will say to him, if you please,  I would like bim to call; say to him  I bave waited so long��������� so longl No  word of reproach shall pass my lips;  ���������ay I hare freely promised that.  Tilers will he no blot oni the past if  ho will only como back to me. Will  fou tell himt" she whispered.  "I will tell him, certainly, all you  kav>ft said,"     ba    responded    slowly;  ������������������llUt- "        : .  The sweet, red lips trembled eagerly, deep flushes coming and going  ������ver her white face.  "Do you tnfnk he will come,to-day?"  die asked, hesitatingly.  ^Mr. Boss? is   a     courteous gentleman,"      responded       the   lieutenant,  gravely, "and when I    tell him   you  Enve eo earnestly requested his presence, I have no doubt he will come  immediately."  Vernor Key "wondered at tho ecstatic joy that swept, across her face.  Ho would have given the best years'  of his lifo If a   look' like  that      had  passed ovor her face on his account.  "Why docs that    which     wo covet  most elude our grasp!"  be  pondered,  as ho walked slowly down the stroet,  sorely puzzled as to wlrat it could all i  mean.  All the n'.orning Izott'i was eii.r.*.nio-  Jy nervous, noiv ihat th^ orre gruat  longing of her heart wtjs to bo nutl-  doiily realized; sho was bewildered,thu  air seeraod to stifle her.  She never remembered how tho  hrmrs rolled by as she wailud in  eager expectancy.  '���������Would ho really come lo her." was  CHAPTER XVIII.  Demanding An Kxpltt natron.  Izetta raised her lovely eyes.  As   they   encountered   those   of   (he  gentleman berore her she started back  with a   low, despairing cry;    she was  dimly  conscious  of  Lieutenant      Key  saying:  "JJIr. Aaron Ross, Miss Rienzi.  lln-  white  lips parted   in  a   sharp,  agonizing  cry.      ' i  "1 have waited so long, so long, and  'tis not  hei'-  and she  fell in  a   deep  swoon at the stranger's  feet.  " For  nn  instant  only   the  two 'gentlemen gazed  at  each  other  in    consternation. "   Mr.  Ross,  a   kindly,  el.  derly  (gentleman   ot    perhaps '   some  fifty  years,  was the first  to recover  ���������himself  and   touch   ibe   bell   sharply,  bringing  the servants  instantly  into  the room.  "The  young  lady  has  fainted," said  the lieutenant.     "I   should  advise her  wants to be seen to as speedily as possible."  Ha made some remark about the  heat of the room, but the keen attendants were not so easily 'baffled; they  surmised something greatly out. ot the  usual order of things had transpired;  perhaps some mystery thoy could unearth; they meant lo probe the affair to the very root.  "I suppose we may as well go." suggested Mr. Ross to the lieutenant.  "You see, my dear sir, this is exactly what I predicted; the young lady  has undoubtedly mnde a mistake. I  am sorry for the poor child; sbe felt  the disappointment  keenly."  "1 am completely dumfourrded," confessed the lieutenant. "I cannot get.  at the bottom of this mystery, ' although   I feel there is one."  "It is strange you cannot understand  this affair," replied Mr. Ross. "'From  what you told me she had said this  morning, and from her. pres v.t actions, I draw my own conclusions.'*  "Would you mind expressing theni*?''  asked Vernor. .  ,^Cartainl^jjmt,^jmt_y^_mjist:_^j:e-_  member they tire only more supposi-  1 tions, and take them for what they  ! are worth. I gather that the young  lady has a lover; probably of the name  { of Ross, fiom whom she has been separated by some means; any one can see  it's an affair of tbe heart. As she  dtold you, she heard you mention a  Mr. Ross this morning; the young  lady jumped at conclusions, which  ended In sending for the one whom she  supposed was her lover. 'Maidens'  freaks are often hard problems to  solve,  my  dear  friend," continued  Mr. Ross, sagaciously. "Women in  general are hard problems; a man  . may devote all of his life to the enigma, to give it up at last. You may  take it for granted we never'understand them; in fact, I might say, thnt  is their principal charm."  The theory of Mr. Ross was quite  lost upon Vernor Key; he had heard  but one sentence��������� Izetta undoubtedly had a lover. If he felt uncomfortable before, with no known  rival in the field, he felt doubly so  now at the. very idea of a 'prospective  one.  If his affairs just then were not in  the shape they were, demanding his  presence elsewhere, he would have remained in Oxford iind settled his  chance of winning her beyond a doubt.  The young lieutenant cared for fzetta more than he ever cared to admit to himself.  ' He had raised Izetta from the floor:  for one brief instant the beautiful  head had lain against his shoulder;  his rrrms had beerr ah ut her, and the  poor fellow hud snid t-j himself, as be  gazed down on the lovely face:  "Ah. sweet one, you. and rro other,  shall be my wi"e. 1 should have but  one thought in li'e��������� that nf miking  you happy. Tf erin-l fate should sr*i>-  nr.-it-.! us. I shall go duwn to nry p-rave  unmarried."  Vernor Key .meant every word Ihat  ho said.  Izetta was carried tn her room, nnd  Hildam Root quickly suuuuuneil; each  attendant had his or ber theory of  th������ matter, and by the time madam  reached the scene mat tors bad assumed alarming proportions.  One servant was quite sure she  hoard loud, angry wt rds issuing from  the reci'piian-rooni; another had heard  a sharp, piercing voice cry out, "'Tis  hei   'tis   he '!'   while   still cr not her  hinted in a vague manner oi the  words he bad heard the stranger ul-  tex.  Madam Root w.-i3 intensely annoyed. Straightway Miss Glendyke was  summoned, who impaneled a jury on  tho spit.  "Well, well," said Mi?*s Gl-ndyke,  emphatically, 'there wa.s soiiieihin^  (lark abuut sum* people's ways I'  There wa.s no uti'.-l.iking lire .*-i.'iii'-  Icant look she east on the still, -wliile  face lying against the pillow, ns to  Whom the words, "*,oiue people," referred.  "We will let the mailer rest where  it is now, and to-morrow we will lu ly  investigate the matter," said Madam  Root, severely, sweeping haughtily  from the room, followed by Miss Cl.er.-  dyke. who could sea rely repress hur  malicious delight in uiiricipation o  th". sweet morsel on the morrow.  None but Reuky. the maid, remained  behind. She mlvanced close to lhe  couch on which izetta lay so white  and r-llll. i  "Poor little thing," Mrhed Ueek.v,  "how un it you do kink for the  knockirrgs a Pout of this world. I knew  how they would act lo you���������t said so  from the very first."  She bruslied back the dark curls  that strayed over the pillow, murmuring:  "It will be a dark to-morrowi for  you, I'm afraid."  A tear dropped from  Flecky's honest  eyes upon the small,  white hand; she  hastily gathered up a   corner of   her  gingham apron arrd  bru-.hed  it away.  Tlio actu-n arou:-ed   Izetta.  "Is that you, Becky?" she sighed.  "Yes,  miss,"    answered     the       girl,  meekly.      "J had something     to     tell  you; I   couldn't  go away .-ur-l      leave  you lying there so white and still, till  I said it."  At that moment a rush of memory  brought back to Izetta's mind all that  had .transpired.  "I must have fainted," she mi"mur-  ed.  "Yes, ma'am, you did," answered  ���������Becky. -,.'.'  "I hope Madam Root does not know  of it," .whispered lzelta, in a startled voice. "Do you think she has  heard of it,   Becky?*'  "That she his. miss," answered  Becky, shaking her head; '-and it's  only this minute she and that Miss  Glendyku left the room."  "What were they doing here?" ask-  Izetta, in a scared voice. "Toll me  about it���������tell me all  th-.-y said.'"  There was not much to tell, but as  Becky repealed it a faint tinge of  color arose to her listener's face.  ���������What the morrow had in store for  her she could not even guess.  The dark, ominous* cloud of some  coming event was slowly casting its  shadows before.  'Izetta had gleaned from Becky's  conversation that they did not actually know what had causod hor to  faint.  Sho was very thankful that Lieutenant Key left Oxford on the morrow; they would n.iver know the  cause o��������� her agitation, sbe told herself. She flushed scarlet when she  wondered what the two gem lemen  must have thought of her strange  behavior; her position was certainly  the most awkward one imaginable;  how could she explain it? what could  she say in her own defense!'  That morning her hopes had been  so high; now they lay crumbled in  ruins at her feet.  A-h! had it been he.r husband, how  different life would have been for her!  "Do you know, Becky," she asked,  suddenly, "if Madam Root spoke  wilh Ihe gcn'.I'men who were in the  reception room?"   .  "���������No, miss, I am sure she did not.  I saw them leave a m,?>nent or two  after we were summoned."  Izetta felt greatly relieved.  "Can I make you more comfortable  miss?" queried Becky, as if loth to  depart.  "No, thank you, Becky; I am doing  very nicely."  "If ever you need a friend, miss,"  said honest Becky, coining a step  nearer, "will you come to me? I would  do anything in the world for you,  miss; indeed I   would."  Izetta smiled up into the kind,  homely face bending over "her. nnd  pressed warmly the girl's work-worn  hand.  "Yes, Reeky, I will always remember it," slie said. .  With      a   pleasant    "good-  night,"  the girl left the room.  =-The-inextimor.nlngz=.dawned^.brighU  and clsar.  The maple boughs swayed to anl  fro in the keen, frosty air, nipping tCie  autumn leaves that had left the protecting shelter of the boughs to whirl  through the air��������� red in the sunshine,  gold in the shade.  Izetta looked sorrowfully out upon  the bare branches, uprm which but ti  few clinging autumn leaves remained.  She >igbed as she thought how  her poor grandfather had always lov.  ed them; now he had murmured:  "We, the faculty of the College of  Music, have sent for you to demand  an explanation of yesterday's behavior; we will bear, If you please,  what you havo to say for yourself  Miss iRienzi," said Madam Root, slowly, laying stress upon each particular  word."  "1���������I���������ladies," faltered Izetta, beseechingly, glancing from one to tho  oiber. "It .was all a cruel mistake;  I "  "So we havo observed," commented madam, grimly, "a grievous mistake ou your part."   <���������-���������  The quivering lips and tearful eyes  of the young girl would have melted  hearts of stone.  The hearts of the faculty of the  College of Music were made of harder material, invulnerable to pity.  "We are .waiting with patience to  know the cause of yesterday's disturbance."  "I cannot tell you," said Izetta, respectfully but firmly.  "WhatI" exclainioil mndam, opening her eyes widely; "am I to understand you refuse us an explanation?"  "1 .would Hell you if I could," replied Izetta, In a low voice, "but, oh,  madam, J" cannot, I cannot tell you  more .than this. I���������oh, believe me. it.  was all a   mistake!"  CH'A'PTl-R XIX.  Cruel Sentence.  "Well," said Madam Root, impres-  uively, "we have all agreed as to what  course sUould be pursued in case the  explanation proved unaiisfuctory to  us, have .we nor, ladi'i-.?' she added,  turning to the calm, grirn circle on  her left; whereupon each person nodded her head gravely in the affirmative,  "Please do not be hard upon mo,  ladies," sobbed ilzetta, wringing her  hands; "I have suffered ��������� oh, so  muohl"  At this remark each one of the  stoical circle glanced knowingly nt  her neighbor, .with a peculiar suspicion of a -"wink. No onei vouchsafed a  reply. "���������   ���������  '"There are some sorrows which enter our lives," said lzelta, plaintively, "which are Too bitter to repeat;  mine is one of them."  'M|������ I had known 'thero was that  which through tha me should cause you  to remain siliint concerning your past,  life, we should never. i>ve given you  refuge at the College ol Mu.-.ic, should  we, ladies?" again addressing tho  circle, who grimly chorused:  "Never!"  "Oh, madam," cried i'aetta, in agony,  "do not speak so; I' am more srnned  against than sinniug."  Althuugh innocently meant anil innocently uttered, Izelta's words had  again condemned her in the hearing  of the grim audience; their worst opinions were con. irmeil by those pure  lips.  Madam Root turned slowly and impressively bo her confederates.  "I see no other course than the one  agreed upon in this case, do you, ladies?"  The ladies of one accord arose slowly, responding metallically:  "Wo seo no other course, madam."  "We have ��������� concluded," said madam,  slowly, noting the effect of each word  on her quivering victim, "that it  will be necessary to dispense hereafter with your services, Miss Rienzi.  We, tho faculty, wish it understood  that we, have expelled you from 'the  College  bf  M'usic."  For some moments Izetta hardly  realized the great blow that had befallen her. '  Madam Root opened the door, with  a calm, cold bow.  "Tho porter will call for your luggage in an hour or two," she said.  Izetta felt all remonstrance was useless; the conversation was at an end.  What else could she do but pass  from their presence, a cruel example  of woman's inhumanity to woman?  Izetta  paused  hesitatingly    on    the  threshold.  "If   I had a   recommendation    from  you, madam, 1 "  "I am forced to courteously hut  firmly  refuse  your  request," said  Madam Root; "I cannot conscientiously recommend to another roof one  whom I refuse to harbor beneath my  own. Good- morning, Mi'.s Rienzi."  Again the warp ot fate was weaving its.web closer around her.  She was so young fo bear tho weight  of: sorrow, such as was hers.  As she. traced her steps to her own  The Latest Kumor.  First physician���������Aird was the ooera-  tion a success ?  Second physician���������We can't tell. Thc  patient recovered, so we couldn't perform a post-mortem.���������llarper's Bazar.  Naggsby���������Hello, there, Peckhani I  Is it a tact that you have recently married ?  Peckhani���������Well, 1 suppose that's as  good a name for her as airy. Facts,  you know, are said to be stubborn  things.���������Cincinnati Enquirer.  District Attorney Jerome recently  was asked his opirrion about the  "prophet" Dowie, but declined to commit himself on the subject.  "But do you believe in curing by  the laying on of hands ?" persisted Iris  interlocutor.  "Most assuredly I do���������in the cases  of bad children and poolroom proprietors," he replied.���������New York Times.   ���������  "So the physicans thought you had  appendicitis ?''  "Yes," answered Mrs. Cuturox, "and  I was ever so relieved to learn that  they were mistaken. Appendicitis is  going completely out oi style, you  know I"���������Washington Star.  He���������So the engagement is broken  off ?  She���������Yes. He told her he thought  she should stop reading novels and  read something more substantial,  something that would improve her.  He���������Well ?  She���������Well, the idea of a man intimating to his fiancee  that she could  be  improved in any  Press.  way I���������Philadelphia  ���������'There is something," he said, "'that  I have wanted to tell you for a long  time, but "  "Oh, Bertie," she said, blushing  sweetly, "not here in the car before all  these people. Wait. Come this evening."       ,  .  "It's merely that you have a streak  of soot down the middle of your nose,  but I couldn't for the life of me get a  word in till just now."���������Chicago Record-Herald.  ". "My brother bought an automobile  here last week," said an angry man to  the salesman, who stepped forward to  greet him, "and he says you told him  if anything broke you would supply a  new part."  "Certainly," said the clerk. "What  does he want ?"  "He wants two deltoid muscles, a  couple of knecpans, one elbow, and  about hall a yard of cuticle," s-aid thc  man, "and he wants 'eiv. right away."  ���������Youth's Companion.  The distinguished ethnologis. was  the guest of the prison warden.  He was ascertaining as nearly as  possible the ancestry of the various  classes of prisoners.  The warden, opening one door,  said :  "In that department are the kleptomaniacs."  "And what stock do they spring  from ?" asked the distinguished ethnologist.  "Steal preferred," said the warden,  who was a great wag.���������Baltimore American.  .  When Lord Kitchener was in Ireland he visited the Wishing Well at  Killarney with two plain, elderly spinsters. Beside the well sat an old Irish  woman who looked up into Lord Kitchener's handsome face and asked :  "Phwat are you wishin' for ?"  "What do you think I wish for ?" he  good-naturedly inquired.  "Och, thin, for a beautiful young  swateheart, of coorse." said she.  He pointed to the two spinsters, who  stood at a little distance, and said :  "Don't you see I have two with me?"  "Ah, thin it's thc grace o,' God you'll  be wishin' for !" replied the sympathetic old woman.���������New York Times.  The Origin of Coffetv  As to t*m> history of coffee, the legend rims' that it was first found  growing wild in Arabia. Hadji Omar,  a dervish, discovered it in 12S5, six  hundred and seventeen years ago. He  was dying of hunger in the wilderness,  when, finding some small round berriet,  he tried to eat thenr, but they were bitter. He tried roasting them, and these  he finally steeped in some water held in  the hollow of his hand, and found the  decoction as refreshing as if he had partaken of solid food. He hurried bnck to  Mocha, from which he had been banished,  and, inviting the wise men to partake of  hia discovery, they were so well pleased  with it that they made him a saint.  The story is told, writes Thomas R.  Dawley, jr., in "Success," that coffee w.m  introduced into the West Indies in 17:23,  by Chirac, a French physician, who gave  a Norman gentleman by the name of De  Clieux, a captain of infantry on his way  to Martinique, a single plant. Thc sea  voyage was a stormy one, the vessel was  driven out of her course, and drinking  water became so scarce that it was distributed in rations. De Clieux, with arr  affection for his coffee plant, divided his  portion of water with it, and succeeded  in bringing it to Martinique, although  weak, not in a hopeless condition. There  Ire planted it in his garden, protected it  with a fence of thorns, and watched it  daily until the end of the year, when he  gathered two pounds of coffee, Which he  distributed among the inhabitants of the  island to be planted by them. From  Martinique coffee trees in turn were sent  to Santo Domingo, Guadaloupe and other  neighboring islands.  The coffee tree is an evergreen shrub,  growing, in its natural state, to a height  of fourteen to eighteen feet. It is usually kept trimmed, however, for convenience in picking the berries, whioh grow  along the branches close to the leaves  and resemble in shape and color ordinary cherries. The tree cannot'be grown  above the frost line, neither can it be  successfully grown in the tropics. The  most successful climate for production is  that found at an altitude of about four  thousand feet. Anything much' above  this is in danger of froat, which is fatal  to the tree; and, when coffee is grown  much below this, it requires artificial  shade, which materially increases the  cost of production and does not produce  as marketable berries. It is owing to  this particular requirement that coffse  has never been successfully product  north of the Mexican boundary.  Anecdotal.  A Gentle Reminder.  The following style of typewritten letter is suggested for U3e when you don't  care to say it right out:  "Dear $ir���������You will plea$e excu$e thi$.  . but I am $orry to Say that the letter S  i$ mi$$ing from thi$ typewriter, wherea.?  I cannot do better. I wi$h to 5ay, however,- that if you Should happen up  Street Some day Soon, I would conSider  it a Source of great pleaSue if you would  Stop in and See u$ about a certain Small  matter that Should be Settled. Your  Sincere Servant," etc.���������Columbia "Dis  patch." ���������  Reversing Things.  We understand that there is a grow  ing fashion among men to wear wed  cling rings. This is a healthy sign tha'  the fair sex is to be fought with it  own weapons. The girls have taken t;  wearing our collars and neckties an  shirt-fronts, so thnt a moderate eours  of reprisal gr-erns justifiable. By and by  when the change over is a little mor  developed, we shall see the good wif  starting for the city, while her husbanr  in a housekeeper's apron, will stand o  ehe garden gate waving an aifectionat  good-bye with a soft-haired broom.  Seaside Talk.  apartment sbe met a  Jew of the schol- ��������� t0_day,  In a cathedral, one day after service,  the bellows-blower said to the organist, "I think we have done very well  nrs on the stairw.iy; she noticed they  all turned their lu ails away.  "What have I done?" she asked  herselr, wearily; "the world is so cruel  to ime!"  Kind- hearted Etcky was her only  friend in coed.  Sho   coul-     not   "O   back   to  Silver  "Wei" said the organist, in no small  surprise at the independence of his menial;' "how can you pretend to have  any merit in the perforiiiance? Never  let me hear you say such a thing  again."  The man said nothing more at   the  She���������I feel so sad���������we're going bad  ���������rome to-morrow.  His���������By Jove!    So are we.  She���������Oh, I am glad. What train ar.  you going by? '���������  nook���������-where'coul-ishe-go^what-could-^time.-but-when^they-were-ncxt-playiiig  she do? he suddenly intermitted in his task of in-  Then   a   practical  idea   occurred   to   flating the organ.   The organist rose in  "As bathed in    blood,    the    trailing  vines appear,  While round them, soft and low, the  wild wind grieves;   .  The heart of autumn must hare broken here,  And poured Its    treasure ont upon  the leaves."  "Poor grandfather!" she whispered;  "no autumn leaves are drifting o'er  your watery grave."  At that moment a servant at the  door announced that Madam Root  wished to speak to ber at once.  Izetta had oot-forgotten what Reeky  had said tbe previous evening, and she  was trying to nerve herself for the  coming interview.  "���������'ATew moments later she was ushered into madam's presence.  .All hope died out of "her heart as,  before her, in solemn array, sat the  full quota ot teachers.of the college,  Miss lilendyfce in their midst. . i  Once again   the  hope  died   out      of I  fzetla's heart of telling Madam Root '  her *piti"u! story. Her "lips were scaled; :  an  icy  band  seemed, pressing around  ber heart.  Ir was Strang; the pitiful  pleading  in  that sweet,  young     face    did   not  melt the milk o".  human "kindness   in i  those, stern, frozen breasts.  There was a set, stoical expression  on the o'acos of that grim circle; rro  mercy need be expnclc I  from them.  Izetta wSjuM have fa!l"n had .*hi  not clutched the back of a chair for  support.  her; she would procure a boarding,  place and seek for a  situation.  .She counted over the contents oT her  purse. Yes, her means were ample  for   the  purpose.  "Where to, misst" asked the driver,  as he mounted the box an hour  later.  "1 should like to find a nice, quiet  boarding- house; do you know of any  suchf"  He shook hii head doubtfully.  "A boarding- place, such as you  would like, miss, is pretty hard to  find In Oxford. I'm around rather  much, an' I'm sure I don't know of  any. There's only one place that I  oan really recommend."  "Take me there, if you please," she  answered.  In the ooursa of a half hour the  hack   stopped    before   a  wrath to order him to proceed, when  the fellow, thrusting his head out from  behind the curtain, asked slily, "Slnll  it be 'we.' then?"���������Talcs that are Told.  The captain of a British ship at anchor in this harbor is responsible for  the following :���������  One of the crew went ashore Sunday, and upon returning that evening  -old his" mates hc had been to church.  "Wot did you 'ear there, Bob?"  Mked one.  "Oh, I 'eard prcachin' an' hantlicms "  'Wot's a hanthem r"  "Well.I'd have, to give you a hillustra-  tion.    Now, if I was to say to you :  'Bill,  give  me  that    'andspike,'    that  wouldn't be no toanthem, but if I was  neat  frame   to sing it thus way : 'Bill I Bill !  Bill  house, upon which was painted in un-   gjvc me���������give mc���������give me that 'and-  pretentious     black    letters,  "Intolli-   8pike���������O give me that 'andspike,'���������w'y,  gence    Offioe,"    and   beneath   this  a  small sign of "Boarding."  Izetta was.ushered into a neat little parlor, and in a few moments' Mrs.  Guth made her appearance.  "What can I do for you, 'miss?"  nsked the landlady i,n a cheery, bustling way that made Izetta feel 'quite  at home.  "I should liko to stay with you for  a while," she replied, "until   I  cure u   situation."  "Ahl" said Mrs. Guth, briskly, "I  think I can acci ���������^-lodate you; and, by  the way, you h*mr come to just -tho  place you want. 1 have an Intelligence office here, too, -with somo of  the best peoplo in Ox'ord for patrons,  and if there 13 anybjdy can get you  just the place you want, I am tha't  body."  As she spokecshe looked at 'the  sweet, young face, wondering what  sorrow had vliited her, 'rr she read /r  deep tragedy in the dark, sorrow ul  eyes.  that 'ere'd be  -Oregonian.  a   hanthem."���������Portland  some -Philadelphians visited Richmond, Va., and, asking as to the use  of this and that large building, were  told in every case that it was a tobacco factory. An aged negro gave  them thc information, and they, tiring of the monotony of ��������� the reply,  pro" pointed to a white frame building on  a hill, and asked whose tobacco factory that was. The old fellow replied :  'Dat. sail, am no fact'ry. Dat am  S'n John's. 'Piscopal Church, where  Marse Patrick Henry done get up an'  ax de Lawd to gib him liberty or gib  him deaf."  "Well, uncle?" asked one of the trio,  'which  did the Lord give him ?"  "'Pears to me yo' must.be strangers hereabouts," he arrswerd ; "else  yo'd all know dat. in due time, 'e  Lawd gabe Marse H.nry bofs."���������De-  lioiL. News.-Tribune.  The Major's Discomfiture.  She was more than beautiful, and a*  she ttood in the garden surrounded by a  crowd of adoring victims, a subtle et,  sence seemed to distil from her which  rendered her perfectly irresistible.  "Isn't that Major Tuffin?" she en  quired, indicating a middle-aged masher  who was posing on the other side of tb<  lawn.  "Yes, -that's  Jack,"  replied   the  mar  .she had addressed.    "I didn't  know b,  was In town."  "Would you mind  telling him  that 1  =should^like^to^8peak^to^him^for=a=niin-  ute?"  "With pleasure," and he made the  best of liis way between the various  groupi of well-dreaied people, until he  found tbe object of his search.  "How d'you do, Jack t" he observed.  "You're in luck, you old bounder 1"  "Eh, what!    What's up, thenr*  "Why, the Diva has sent me to fetch  you."  "The d 1    Oh, well, it's a beastly  nuisance having to move about thU hot  weather���������but, of course, a lady's commands must be obeyed."  And putting on as much side *������ thon^.  he was accustomed to reigning beauties  fending for hinr every hour of the day,  the major swaggered over to where the  belle was holding her court.  "So glad to see you, major,* she observed, smiling most sweetly as she  spoke. "I want to ask you to do nre a  favor."  "Why, certainly,'* answered the gallant officer, pulling himself up, until he  felt inches taller. ''Anything in my power."  "Would you nrrnrl taking this," and  she handed hinr a little lace wisp of a  handkerchief, "nnd rrrhbing the paint off  my face that you told everyone at Rane-  high last .Saturday you knew I put on?"  A moment*.-, .-hence, a roar of .laughter  from the admiring crowd, and the major  bolted.  Poor major.���������"Ally Sloper's Half-Holiday."  Payne, an examiner at Cnmhridge University, wiro>-i questions were always of'  a peculiarly tsusperaiin;: nature, oncoi  asked a student ai n special examination  to "give a definition of happiness." "An  exemption from  l'uyrie," was the reply.  James Cobb toll.- a curious story of a,  lady, a sifter 01 Owen Tudor, who, liks  Henry Vlll., was greatiy given to marrying, and did not die until she had been  led seven times to the altar. When she  was following her fourth husband to tho,  rrave, the gentleman behind whom she  rode on horseback ventured to urge hi*  mit. "Unhnppiiy," said the dame, "thou  art too late, seeing that 1 am plighted  already; yet do not lose heart, for,  should' it foil oul that I have again to  perform this melancholy ollice, I will  tear thee in mind."  An old Scotchman, named Robert Cordon, was seriou^'y ill nnd :.ad been  wheedled into makin*; 11 will by a crowd  of greedy relatives. The paper had been  dra"wn up, and lacked only the signature.  The sick man w-as propped up in bed, and  u pen was put into his hand. He managed to write "Robert Gor���������" and then,  fell back, exhausted. A nephew seized  the pen and offered it to turn again. "D,  Uncle Robert, d!" he urged, referring to  the next letter ol the .-signature. T������o  old man's eyes snapped. "Dee!" he  growled. "I'll dec when I'm ready, ye  avaricious wretch!"  A well-known profe'sor. having boarded  a few weeks with a farmer who was in  the habit of taking a few summer guests  into his house to help pay the rent, decided to spend his vacation there again  this vear. In notifying the farmer of  his intentions, lie wrote: "There are several little matters that 1 de?ire changed,  should my family decide fo pass the vacation at your house. W'e don't like the  inaid Mary. Moreover, we do nob think  a sty so near the .house is sanitary."  This is what he received in reply: "Mary  has went. We haint hed no hogs senco  you went away last September."  When the President's special train,  during-his recent tour of the West,  reached Nebraska, Governor Mickey  ���������joined the partv to escort the Prestdc-nt  across the State. The President was delighted to meet the sovc'riror of'Nebraska, and asiked him about a hundred questions ��������� political, industrial, social and  personal���������winding up with:"How many  children have vou," eovcrnor." "Nine,"  answered Governor Mickey. "You are a,  damn good man,*' exclaimed President  Roosevelt; "voir are a better man than,  I am. I have hr.d only .-ix.'* And Governor Mickey, who i- a Methodist elder,  gasped with' astonishment.  The oratorical gift of the preachers of  mountain res-ions'of Tennessee is much  admired bv their simple parishioners. In  fact, near'lv every* youth's ambition, it  is said, is "to be ii preacher, although it  is an affectation among the horny-handed portion of the population to pretend  to despise those who do not engage in  manual labor. A traveler recently asked  a bright-eved vouna-Ur in Tennessee:  "What are vou going to do when you  ���������rrow up!" "The boy turned his bead  away, blushed with embarrassment, and  bpcan to draw semicircles in the dust  with his bare toe- In thc meantime hi**  father answered for him: "I Teckon that  bov'll be a preacher; he's a powerful  pert talker when he ain't bashful, au  ire's too darn la^j" to work."  George  Meredith   recently   said   of  a  tlate   brilliant   and   beautiful   leader   of  Knglish   societv:   "She  did   noi   merely  shuffle the   cards;   she   was   one   of   tho  pack." .An earlier leader, Lady Holland,  .was not one of the pack, to borrow the  : phrase, and  she was inclined  to snuffM  ���������her cards���������which included princes, peers,  ��������� noliticlans and poet*���������with more or less  iilouriih. She exacted homage; it pleased  iher to see distinguished men fetch and  i-airry in her drawing-room. It was one  ,of her little habits lo drop her handkerchief for someone to pick up and return  Ito her on bended knees. One evening al  ja. dinner at  Holland   llousf*.   when ahe  ��������� had dropped her handkeiuhief three  I tim.s in close succession. Count D'Orsay  1 returned it to her tire thiid time, saying:  i"*Pray, my lady, had 1 not better take  ���������'my seat under the tablet"  ; When Lord Lvons was the English  !ambassador to the United States, the  .'eravs difficulty over the Mason and Slid-  :e.y ease arose." Lord Lyons was instructed from home to present an ultimatum,  afford  twelve  hours  for  its acceptance,  ��������� and,  the latter  not  being  forthcoming  ��������� he was to break off relations and leave  the country. The twelfth hour expired,  Slidell nnd"Mason were not surrendered.*  and there remained, apparently, only the  ��������� dire prospect of war. "Give me anothei  twelve  hours,"  said  Seward,   the 6ecre*  =tnrj*"OfISl������te:-=It.="o"i>S"r!n=cntire-contra   diction of oflicial orders, but, nevertheless,   "I   will,"   said   Lyons.     From   aix  io'clock   that   night   until   six   the  next  morning Seward battled with the recalcitrants.    Then  Lvons received an  inti-  :motion   that     the   Confederate   envoys  would be given up.    So by lhe insubordination   of   an   ambassador     war   wan  -avoided.  "The other day, on a trnin eoming into  New York," sa'irl Lew Dockstader, '*!  met a voting man, who was introduced  to me a's I)r. BlanK. and after some conversation with him 1 said: 'WW kind ot  a doctor are vou! Medical, t-Milli or feet.'  'Well,' said he. 'to tell you the truth,.  Mr. Doekpiader, I'm not a regular doctor  vet. but I'm following the medical profession.' 'Oh,' said .1, 'you haven't graduated yet.' and the entire incident,  passed from my mind until a few week3  later I attended the funeral of an acquaintance, and whom should I see handing out camp chairs to Ure mourners, but  my frierxi, lhe doetor. Afler the last,  sad ri'.es I approached him, more in sorrow than in anger. 'Doctor,' I said, 'you  led rne to believe that yon were a medical student, didn't 'you!' 'No, Mr. Dock- j  stader, I did not. 1 lold you I was foi- ���������  lowing the medical profession, and I am,  I'm an undertaker.'" ,  Rich Men's Sons.  (To be Continued.)  ENGLISH SPAVIN LINIMENT  Removes all hard, soft or caHaoused  lumps and blemishes from horses,  blood spavin, curbs, splints, ring-  hone, sweeney, stifles, sprains, st������r*������  and swollen throat, eoughri, etc. Save  S5f) by the use of one bottle. Warranted the rnost won������erful Blemish  ���������ure ever kuown.  Willie���������If you've saved up enough foi  an automobile, why don't you get it!  Bobbie���������Not     yet.       I'm   saving    up  enough   to   pay   for   the   people  I  over.���������"Life."  run  Those  Questions.  Mother���������Tommy, plop asking yon������  father so many questions. Don't you set  it annoys, him!  Tommy ��������� Why, mother, it's not th((  questions that make hira angry. It's be>  cause he can't answer them.���������."Punch?  r, (London). Revelstoke Herald and  Railway Men's Journal.  rr*p.t.i--iii:i) Kvkisy Tiirusn.\Y.  Sulisri-ipti.-.n Kates.      .S2.(KI I'or  Veiir  Ailverii-*itig Kales i.ri application.  ( "nnnges'of ntlvfi-liscmcills musi lie  in liefoiv noon un Wednesday to insure,  iti.-ii't inn.  .lull   Printing   in   all   ils  promptly executed.  lii'iincln  Tm.-i:sii.\Y, FKintr.viiY M.liiDI.  THE SITUATION  IN 'IHE ORIENT  the trans-Siberian railway will lis" a  hi'jivy undertaking nnd sho will probably li.-ivu an experience similar to  llrat. of Ivilchener in Soulli Africa who  litttl 1lirct>i|ii:ii'li*i*s ul' Iris tn-iny guard-  inj-T tin' lines nf coiiiiniiiiicatiiiii whilst-  tin* nllii.i- iptarli'i- wort.* actually  engaged in lighting.  This ft'ti I tti'ii decreases llu* disparity  lu'lwi'i'ii tli������ I wii.-ii-niics.-rnil practically  ii'i-tuis the llu* chopping nl* n big inan  ilnwn In I hu size of liis opponent.  TO INCORPORATE  LABOR  UNIONS.  "Ihero shall he war mul rumours of war."  Tin* iu i noli is have been persistent  for sonic* time prist but last week's  ud vices were of a more pacificatory  tone, however', the latest dispatches  seem to indicate that the clash of  ar ins will soon be heard and that tire  ���������wily Muscovite having played for time  to complete preparations is: now perfectly willing tluit deeds should take  llu: place- nf words Tn a superficial  onlooker the temerity of the Japanese  seems almost, ludicrous when comparison is inntle with his opponent,vet critical analysis of the respective strengths  will, we venture to hazard, disclose  the fact that the chances of victory  are by no means with the bulkiest of  the contestants.  Repeated (illusion has been rrrade to  iho intense hatred nf tire Japanese for  the   Ktissituis   which   is by no   means  remarkable inasmuch tis the domination of the  Slav if  it did not result in  the total  subjugation of tlio iUikndo"*-  kingdom   worrld  relegate  it to a very  subordinate standing in  the ranks of  nations.    The incipiency of the dislike  was the action  of Russia in wresting,  the   fruits of   the  Chinese  war', Por'  Artlnir, -from   the   Japanese   antl.  a.s  tJiesc energetic and intelligent people  lrave realized that there  is no limit lo  lire .acquisitiveness  of the Bear, their  animus  has increased.'proportionately  until today tlrey are practically a unit  irr asserting Unit the claws of the Bear  must be clipped if they expect to save  themselves.  ',"*".."  Russia in  full control of JMunclnrria  means curtailment of opportunities tn  the   other powers and   her influence  upon the northern part of the Celestial  kingdom would  make  it, for all practical pur poses, an  integral part of her  domain.  "Whilst there is great disparity in  bulk between the two opponents,  Russia's size is a disadvantage rather  than otherwise as she is an agglomeration of disgruntled units and that in  the event of war* may lrave an internal  as well as an external foe to combat.  The Finns, who bear no love for the  Russians, owing to their characteristic harsh treatment will, if not  actual opponents he merely passivists  and will view with equunuinity any  J(y^sjj^anw!J)>\tj!ej?ow������i***^J*h which  they are subjects.  Tire Jews who have been persecute-'1,  inass.icied. their wealth stolen frum  them, llieir wives and children butchered, hate the ollicials nf Russia  with au intensity equal if not in i?x������-������  nf ih.it ��������� if the Japs, and should their  Wc.'illiy co-religionists in various  money centres refuse to lend financial  aid ami .-ucceecl in persuading the  li'-ntiii- bankers to do likewise, thiol,������������������ important aim the coinmisarial  tin isl necessarily .suffer. The Poles,  high strung arid idealistic, with visions  rif.inew Poland before thenr, may  M-'.iiii Russia's extremity as Poland's  t..p:.orliinity.  Ii China remains neutral Russia will  not have the same freedom of action  that she would if China became an  ally of the Japanese. The. distance  from her base is a .son}" handicap too  for Russia.  What is the position of the Japs I-  Her-naval.strength irr Asiatic waters  is. so far tis tonnage i.s concerned,  .slightiy in excess of Russia, but llu  knowledge gained during the war  with China in naval manoeuvres makr  her- officers superior, moreover the  rank and file are buoyed up hy an  intense patriotism which in the  Russian navy i.s represented by  jrrechunicnl apathy.  Should Port Arthur he blockaded.  ���������jit cessitatii-g the drawing of supplies  from Russia hy rail, the protection  of  The   hill  introduced  in   the Legislature by Mr. MeNiven, nne nl* the members   fni*   Victoria,   to  provide a convenient   way   in   which   labor unions  may be   Incorporated   in  British Columbia,   passed     its   second     reading  without a division or even opposition.  Up to the present time tire onI;f iirnn-  rrei in which  a  trades  union could hc  incorporated   in   this  Province was to  have it registered  under the  Benevolent, and   Friendly  Societies Act.    But  while that-act enables associations to  be incorporated for some of the. objects  in which a   trades   union i.s interested,  the   la iter is also   organized for otiier  purposes,   some  of    which,   perhaps,  may he regarded by its members as of  greater   importance,   than the objects  which   con.e   within the scope of   the  Benevolent.   Societies   Act.      The hill  now   before   the   House   will remove  this defect and  enable a trades union  to give  due prominence and  recognition in ils articles of incorporation to  these   matters.     Section 3 of   the hill  among other things provides that ''any  number .of    persons,   not    less   than  seven,   may   associate  themselves together and   become  a body corporate  and politic for  lhe purpose of improving in'-- any   lawful manner the condition of any  employees  irr  arry one or  more lawful  trades or employments."  Besides   this   it   includes   among the  objects   (if   incorporation' others of a  character similar to those found in the  articles   of .association of -benevolent,  societies.    But, as already .mentioned,  the.improvement or protection of the  conditions of   the   trade in which the  members of  the union  are interested  is the  main  object of a trades union,  and this  fact' is  recognized in the bill  now hefore the Legislature.  It is, of cnrir.se, optional with u  trades union whether, should the bill  become law, it would incorporate  under its provisions. It i.s possible  that some unions may be debarred  from such incorporation by reason of  certain provisions in their union organization0. In most cases, however,  we are inclined to think no such  obstacle exists ami that in many  instances        the benefits       which  incorporation of unions under this bill  .vill confer will he taken advantage of.  ���������A'hile the trades unions are protected  from  certain  responsibilities   and lia-  lililies     under   an     act    passed     in  1!X������2.       their     incorporation       under  he bill rrow  under consideration will  tn"T)thr_T(]ahioTi^inrfir"ve^tiie-'pi>*s;t->.o'j-  ti   which   .Mich  organizations  nre it-  g tilled by the   community   generally.  Whether rightly  or  wrongly it is undeniable that hy many persons trades  (minus are regarded as seeking certain  -i.-ivil.ges   anil    rights   under tlie law  while   ile.-iring   tn avoid   any    cm-responding responsibilities oi obligations.  The  expressions  of   public opinion in  the l.'rriteil Kingdom that followed tire  leci-sion    by   the   House   of   Lords, iu  what   is   known   as   the   Tall* Valley  i{ nil way case, showed Uie existence of  -mcll   a   feeling  on    that   side   of   the  Atlantic as   well   as on this continent.  L*gifration   like   that proposed in Mr-.  Mo.Vi������������������ en's   b'll    will   do   not a little to  c-.umtci-uct.   that  seiit-irnerrt.      It wil'  a'so, in our  opinion, havo  a licnelicinl  effect in tinnl her ilirec.l iwir.      While us  we   have  pointed out  trades unions.���������  for   reasons   that,  will   he. apparent lo  iiiiy.'itic ivltti litis  studed  the subject.���������  have certain protection accorded l.lifirr  u'lder   the   Provincial    Act,   of   11)02,  Tbey   haw.   also shielded   themselves  under   their    somewhat     impnlhtrhlc  fol-ni of   organization, from    lhe. risks  and Hubilitics tluit. are connected wilh  altnosl    every   oilier kind of  social or  c imiiiercial   organization.      Hy incorporating under the  provisions of  Ibe  bill now  before   the  'Legislature. Uiey  wiil assume some of those responsibilities.    Tlte effects of this will   be tlnve-  I'old.    Such incorporated trades unions  will occupy abetter position irr the view  of the general community. In the next  place the unions which avail themselves or the provisions of lire bill (if  it is placed nn the Statute Book) will  come t.o be regai'ileil (perhaps, unconsciously, hut. si ill untie the less so) as of  a heller, more stable anil responsible  cli.'iraetei' than those which ' do nut  adopt, that course. Anil lasily the  realization i.f ihat: fact, licit their  union has assumed new responsibilities niul occupies a new position in  miiiii* regards, will have a bcuelicial  moral eiVect orr ils ollicials anil rneiii-  hers. This will raise lire .status of Uie  union anil unquestionably give such  ������������������in oi-g.tniza! ion moie inllueiice anil  consider.'!Uon with outsiders. Ib is  also a matter deserving of recognition  thai this legislation is suggested by a  member of a trades union and witb  the approval anil support of such  organizations. The stronger the impression thai can be given to outsiders  that trades unions are similar to a  great extent, in their organization and  responsibilities to incorporations for  othei- purposes, Ihe better it will he  for thenr and for the public .-mil this  bill seems to us to be a step in that  direction.���������Colonist.  i_������GAi.  rou.N  jianni.w; soon,  liarriMvr, ."���������'tii ���������  1'ir.a Slrt:ut  JjAliVKV, M'l'AK'iT'. .'-:  lliirrisn.'i-.s   *-:;..;.���������  Solicitors fin- liii]'.':::.i  I'niiijmtiv I'nti.i* t" i."  l'lll.-T BltlKKV,   U..".v!"  r, '.'.tn.  I'.evi-lstela*  ..ri, Kf.*.  r.nk nt '.:m.;������������������-Ta.  i !.'.-���������* |.i-r..'i .a  SOC1ETI CCS.  ���������ii: '.*/  Ileil  Kose  Doi-ri'e rin.M'l.-i seenrrO uml found  Tiiusilnva nfi'iicli  iiiDinli; Wliiti' I'.use  1'xwn*������  meets tl-.ir.l Tuui-iliiy 'H'oni'li ipnrrtcr, In Oddfellow ri Hull.   Visiting lirutlircii wult'oitre  T. 11. HAKliK, II. UOOICK.  President. Secri'lury.  Alone in Liverpool.  Is the title of a stciopLicun service,  which will he given in the .Salvation  Army barracks oir i'Yiday, l.*'el>. the  12lh. at S o'clock.  This service promises t.o he a good  one and air interesting time is assured  tn all who will attend.  NOTICE TO  SUBSCRIBERS  All .subscriptions to Ibe iTi.-:kai.������ are  now dire and subscribers would confer  ti favor hy making",a prompt settlement. Oui- collector will call on all  local subscribers next week.  It is reported upon good authority  that .Jaiiies Dunsmuir lias offered the  government tin option ori the K. &���������?-'.  railway and all the lands, excepting  the coal areas.- Tho price put on itis  said to.be three and a half millions,  payment to he made in government  bonds.  ���������-w*=w^t----!a-a.:a=-*ss-*-:-.  "i?zx.~-^-jv.-r.-:-nr:  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 165?.  Kvpulirr meotlnirjs arc lieM  in  tin*  OdrUvllnw'K Hull ,111 .tlio Third I-'r -  5?t"qs    (iny'if eneh niniiUi, ut 8 p.m. shim .  "TSsKtf    Visitii*:.' l>rt*thri*n mr.liullv invited  j/Cjt" w.m. m-iEmim:!.\v..\i  ������2SS- j. .MIHKSON-, licc-SOC.  &eo.e(i(i(K>ocieiietic6....ooe(i  ililfl    t:'. 11^*2  ���������v.'.',:������������������!���������*{"������������������. K'-'-V  ���������i'.Xi ti itJ.,-fir������V  n-.i!-   ti  lin.-.  \;!i.ii:; ia Uiiii  iy   '  % r;i  i':X '  W M "a   ������������������- b  i-t   >- $���������&* '��������� /,'iV  i.\i i*:  I WE.it.5 0,?... E.'i-W.'i  ** ^Vr*. ,fr,>"s) r^i*-    ���������*'1 ���������*>  ������������������"    ;������  * 1 vs ui --J u i -L o   r..'u*i   ll  &Q  W. m. !&ra\  1-iOUJ J\  t":"ot:ii' 2's'rool.  One of lhe best anc!  commodious hotels in the  City   Free 'But-: meets nil trains   treel Car.  f-"at*s5 IO Cento.  ���������ji;-s-*-^iKuiT-'.-~-T.:.,>..-t:::v.*s:.vy^^  ll.tiu-t'^ :uui   l'i  I'tiil :-t...:.  ��������� i" ���������;. i.'.l Ti.  Ciill.lii-i:.  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PERRY-LEAKE,  AMuing Engineer  nnd Metallurgist.  SPECIALTIES :  l'*xaniiii*:(.inii and reiiorts on Mining  Pi-nlii.'1'tiu.s.  .Spucini'ilt-iiiii   anil  Onii.striietit.'li   11  Mining .Mai-'liiililry.  "Mill  Tusts ; of  Ores nnd   Coiieen-  ?    ������������������      It'll t'.'.S.  Cc'ilfnnl i.,"i;Ni*ill Cr.iU- J  COWAN ISLUCiv, Uevol.Htiiku, 15. C.  TtiIS .SPACE KK-SISRVJiD  to  tire party cuttinjf this out anil  ]>r-e.sent.incr same to the  Advertiser.  ���������j:'i"i"i">-M"i������i*'i"!:":-0'i*.i"i*'i":-}������t"j-i*'i'-i"i-:-  *{- ���������t'  ���������J-  ���������+  ���������^*  '���������>  1*  H'  i*r  o  ���������>  K-  ���������5-  ���������*  >^-  ���������5-  *%���������  (���������$���������  ���������*������������������������������������ K-  -C-*T"."I'*I'*:"J"I-5-*J������t-T"K-*V*'T*'l'*>"I-I">'."!"T-+*l  Tlie I.nr-fj-esl and iii'sl Stock  in tlie City and Inspection will  I'i-ove it.  You will fined no Shody Goods  Amot:t*vst it, Nothing- but lire  Genuine Staple Article.  I'RiCKS Al'tlv 1-slGHT.  hook lor tbe'UNION LAH.!..  orr all e-arment:-; maiie  bv its.  M. A. WiLSOH,  2gf?tm?fff?f?f???ffrffff?f??fffff?ff??i  &������������������  lV>-  css*-  'ni������Z-  &������������������  loe~-  <-?������������������"-  CS'~  t-;;s--  s.S���������������  C^>���������  ti?"-���������  lV>-~  .i?r>���������  CSO-  -iS������-���������  k*.2-~  tH>���������  (s-^-s���������  <!*������������������������  w f r*.*.i        j:A       fyfi������--- /;-*;��������� op<s.  -.;���������*>> ;r?>    >,i.*?"/f-"*1*; s* r-^    n^'^t^f"'rv^  J11 weir:- ptod ['lasses. Tu I hose who havo In work  .-.rid feel llrat t.lteii' eye.*, are continually tichiii'.f  i'n nn I hit. c.-i'.ise .should wear n pan*.,. Tbe't rouble i.s  that, llii! ni.-ijiir'.t'.' ol* people do  not,"know   that  the  - Kins  , will yive 1 bat needeti rest.  XVE XVIIA, i''XA.\HN10 YOlili, I0VKS I-TtER Ol''  ClilA IJG K. and i>* you r'eel I lurt you are .justilieit in  ���������wcni-inj; e,-|i'.sa'.s we can lit you". A large iniant.il.v  ai ways in stock.  -<Sj  -sy-r,  ���������if!>  '"---������.  ���������������s>  M. AB  S3r  B *-.  1    WATCrHMAKER,  JS AND 'OPTICIAN  -<������  ~*Si  nmkmMmmMmMm  D0.TT $&wm  ���������'AHY- LOGGER  nt fiiu--  ���������ftvadlinle (if Mili.'liell's St'lni'il  ineitt.Cntt-itiir, Xi'iv Vt.i-:c.  l-'Ktaliliidiinuiil���������Next  'i'lijlor   iilot-l;.  -M-/A. S&ITH'&'.CO.,  Suct'essoi's"to A.N. Srnitli.'  SSi������Q  Yoisr  EYES  3fl  CJCE  Examination.  tJ.'.G'UY. BARBER, <���������-.' 'JeweSEer,'Optician  BAKEhs.AH9':'8GHF������STIGKSRS'  Fresh and-Coiiipleto l/u\u uf CinK:eri'-1H. -  .ASON&RISOI PIANOS  Renowned  for their   full  .11 ui sympathetic lone.  Unsurpassed    in ���������   finish  and  ea.'-.e. design.  WINTEI  Pine Cl.-id fiaird Kill.'- of  NVirih     (.'iii-olina:      Pine  KIulT.  ^^^^A^iTA^izQtalt^s.t^uip^Ssjv^^.  ���������t.  15nf.|.!e  F. C. ALL,  sr.ct:KT,\r.V;  lIOAilll (If TK.U)!*.  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnir.hcd with thc  Choicest the Market  affords.  BEST -WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large,  Light bedrooms.  Rates $i a day.  Monthly Rate.  ���������J. EVScLeod.  -> -."Agent  Jas. I. o Woodrow  ��������� ������������������ ������������������'��������� JgUTOgEg*  x  X  s?4?--  >S^-*"'  ���������JP ������?������������������������ ���������������>  &���������& ���������2?.-  &   $?   ���������-?  ���������&:.&.'*?���������.���������.���������������������������  slV  ���������St-'-P'  ft? '��������� & ���������  >���������������������������������������������?  >. ' ^^S^-'jC*-'       ^Sf      *"������������������  :'*X  ^x^^f?::^^.^#i  .V.  ,p  hi��������� na to..  ..���������^���������-J:is������:'������|  -g'"S 'C3"'.������-5  ���������t^ St h,,  '* ���������-  SSTv? S?g'.*3  CJ '-ss ������a  tr|) C5 ������S Gt#  .-*.-      f-*"    "*-*   /* ���������.   i-  s3r.. ten, (-ts> %  *>&> '    ���������    y,  .    i' o  '.'..'. '���������������}-. . -  (Si     <Z>  ��������� &.:'-"&  &      2&  ������&���������������������������������>.���������  **:  I     ST3  Woo d f'ir sale ineltri.l nij^ 0^i3  Dry Csdar, Fir anil Hemlock.  Retail Dealer in���������  Beet, Pork;  Mutton, "Etc,  Fish and Game in Season....  "S5 ������i> bft  ft $ ?������Ti  ������ ������ ���������.*?���������  s"e73f3"E-n"ri5y'-3s=is-K  :saBt^a3LS-^^'^a-?^aJ^i������rwitH^y*^-raar:  -l-l-tv-K-i-^-l-I-t'l* o -l"{**l"l..i-l-^'i..j"l*-l"i-.'i- ���������i.-M-4"-"M"i"l'4*-M-������'i"l������I"l"l"M"i-i-l"i"t'l'  Cornor nonglns  lliai; dtreeis  All orders viromptlyiilled.  RBYBitlRPOKB.-B.CJ'  All   or-Iors left at  W    M.  LawrencoVs   will  THt'.c'i m j-roinpt liUentjon.  V/. FLE?������1?..G.  J. Albert Stone  Prop  UNION HOTEL  FIRST  CLASS   $2   PER   DAY  HOUSE  Choice Brands  of V/inoo, Liquors  and Cigrare.  J. UMirmn, Pro?. i-^!'t.  ���������mBm\mX4'jx3^i^^'^s3L^x,iX' W'jcx^ft^ci-ZzszLisaKaaA.'  REVELSTOKE  Business  College  BALED  HAY  I-'f)l! KALI'*,���������'I'lu'cii llitndi-cd 'I'tins  .Vd. I I 'r-Jiii-ic Ilny, l'*'n- ]>.-n 1 -1 ictiliirs  anil piii-cs addrcK.i  Gids Lumber and H. D. Gc.  HAV AND  KVENIXC; CLASSICS  IN   THK  I.lliKARV  BL'II.DIXO.  [nsr.-iii.tioii is given in Bookkocpinx,  Commercial 'Arithmetic, Penmanship,  Corri'spoiulcni-e, Lng-ltsli, Shorthand and  Typewriting.  Classen an* behig forrneil for- l-'rvnch  ,-irul   Latin.  NOTICE.  Public. notic-<; i.s pfivdn that tlte Big  Bend r.inrili'if Oorriparty f-irnilcil Inivo  a(io|)ti'(l Hies licleiw iricril-ieirii'd lirrrli'.tr  rriarkH fur- lr)f<;.H lie-lrin^iii!.; Id thcrri and  all ticrscriH nre. w.i.r-ncd agiiirr.Ht dcalinr^  with en' kce.'jiiiiHf in pi>.s������c������niiin any lug*  Ix'.ai'iriK fiiy ������f w1'"- hinrUx:  IPELLEW-HARYEY, 1  | BRYAHT & G3LMAN |  $.^^_    Mining Engineers @  \% arKl"7irslayers7   ^^^^U'  ������,   VANCOUVKIl, l:.C.      Kstnbiisliod 1S90   g  ������  .��������� tg  S  ASSAY W0!W OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS  g  ������ UHDERTAKEN. @  ������ Tpst- lniielo ii|i to 2.000 liis.  0 A spuaially riiiulu of uliuitkirif- (smelter  ������ I'liliw.  ������ humpies from the interior by mull or  0 ex-ttri-s*; pr,*nri������tly nrreiided to.  0 ���������Jorri'*t|i(iii'leriee solieiiod.  <&  VANCOUVER, B. C.  S/S*^'5''3s^3'������������������s^  H. W. Edwards,  Taxidermist.  DKEK     HEADS,    BIRDS,  MOUNTED.  REVELSTOKE,  ANIMALS  B. C  ������8.  B.LGaAJ  9 0 i\  gu.   o   *J  Baled nt   jVt'l'cnvlicnel. AtiK- 28, I HOI!,  THE BIG BEND LUMBER CO. LTD.  THEO. LftDCATE, Prositlcn  BALED HAY FOR SALE  Mul-."..    I In v   for h\\\k\  in   rarl<ijt.l   lots,  jriiuil (jiciliiv. Api'ly liux 7(K>. Oalgury,  "Writf; for onr inferi-miiifT Ixxiki-" Invcnl-������  )or\<* Help" an i " ['nTv you ore swindled "  5Stii(. ih ;t roiifth sketch -*.r model of jOi:r in-  )vcnl.i->ii ������-r iiiipro'.cni'.iil. tind-.vr will tell vou  Jfree our opinion cs to v. hctht-r il i-=- probabl /  ) (^���������t'.nt.'-'n.f. WcjcctcU npplicttlors iiave ofien  Jbceti <-in:rcsr-f.:lly -jT-'si-ciitt-f! by ...���������������. \-V'e ^  (COiisIiu-t f-illy c-j*nit>pc(l *t;ffi'"t'S ir: Mni:Lical  Ininl Wn' ii ington ; thi*-' -.(tin.ilk'i tis to ptoiupt-t  j ly .l.sp:\t-:h work autl quick'v fi ctnt- ivtents  la"'*; bro -.(! as llic invetitioii. I! fullest re fti cores-  1 funii^ltetl* (  )     I'aU-ntH procured tbr-niiKli  Mr.rion & Ma   ���������  } rion rect'tve ������t|i<rcfcl notice wil!rn:t chnr^e lv  J over loo ttfwspapers distiib.-.U-'l t!.rcughout,  J tho IV-minion. (  J   Specialty:���������Patrnt business of   Manufac ,  Sturers ami ICnsiitiocrs. ^  MARION & MARION      <  '.    Patent Expert- end Solicitors     {  Jfwti^.,-.   J   New Vorl-Life B'W'b;, nontreai  S"^1-8-   ]   Atlontlc OlilKAVonhlnEton DX.  ���������Jt  4<  ���������*<'  -!-i  4(  TILL LEADS  Onr- RilsIi for 1!10!| is over, and as usual at this lime of  yo.-iL- wc make a .'specialty of  **  4?  ���������  ���������������  ���������'r>  *  ���������ft  ^i  4<  ���������*������  ���������5"  "What is nicer and more becoming.  Yon should try one of   our .-latest  Black Suits.     They are  ^srylislily-niadiy-fi'ock-tiniUliilLdfcc^^  goods to select fr-orrr, and wc guai-anlee every suit.  Our stock of Tweeds are well selected, and in older to keep  nur hands employed until the arrival of .Sprint; Goods, ������'- aie  having a Special'January Sale. ������  ur  iuits to Order  Ladiks' Tailoukd Suits to Order.  J. B. CRESSMAN,���������'������������������-. Mackenzie Ave  ^^..J..I..{.^.I..H.^.J..|..X. ��������� ^^..J.^..|.^.J.^^.^^s{.^.^^^^^.^^.|.^..|.^^ ��������� ^  ���������v  ���������*>.���������  '���������!���������  4-  ���������������>  ���������<������'���������  t>  Sr  <*-  ���������5-  .*���������  ������������������*������������������  a  '*���������'.  ���������**���������-  .*���������"  >!���������  >r  if.'  >5-  ���������J-  4-  ������������������5-  I  ���������i-  ^*  -���������4--  ������i-  K-  >J-  <{���������  ���������(*}������������������-  . ���������  ���������4-  ���������i-  4-  li-  *���������  '���������f  ������  Fish and Game in Season.  First Street,   -   Revelstoke, B. G.  SOUTHERSf PEKES,  Moore Co., H. C.  Thc most delightful climate for  a Home or Winter Resort.  Only sixteen hours from New  York. Write to Board of Trade  o.  Southern   Pines  for booklet,  IMPROVE r  YOUR  CHANCES  in the Commercial world by taking a.  complete course in Isaac' Pitman's  ���������Shorthand. Shorthand cannot be successfully taught by mail. J oiler you  personal and practical instruction at  my Evening Classes which commence  on November 2nd Students Pke-  I'AHEM FOll thk Civil Skrvice. For  further particulars apply to  WALTER MUNRO,  Revelstoke, B. O /: <n  jB.Tr."  J.E1RD PICTUR'ES  Aro Tlicao rrlnlnl on \\w PUlii by tlio i'lits*./  ,^_ or? J.ij^Uttilitsr.  Among tho mysterious things ivhlc'i  'lightning sometiinus does is the imprinting of pictures upon objects not  Iierpared in any way so as to sensitize  thom to light. This action of lightning hns been observed ami comment?.!  upon for many centuries anil aa yot It  is a groat puzzle wliieli really stv.-rm  .to huve no satisfactory solutiau.  Gregory. Nazninzen. the theologian,  declares that in Slid A. 1). cross.."  -were imprlnteil, during a sevoro thunderstorm, upon tho bodies ami clothing of men working upon the rebuilding of tho Templo in Jerusalem. Another -well authenticated instanci; ai  the kind was at Wells Cathedral, England, in the sixteenth century. In tlio  progress of divine service several severe claps of thunder v.'ero heard,  which so frightened and bewildered  the -worshippers that they prostrated  themselves on the ground. Intermittent flashes of lightning lit up tlio  cathedral, and though no one waJ  hurt It was found after the storm w.t.i  over thnt crosses had been imprinted  upon the bodies o������ all those present.  But the "sign of the Cross" is not  the only device which has been imprinted upon persons and objects by  lightning. Trees or parts of trees arc  the most common manifestations of  this' weird photography, whilo instances are on record where representations of coins, horseshoes, nail:'  birds, cows, numerals, words metal  combs and chair-backs have been imprinted on the human body.- In Can-  delaria, Cuba, a young man was struck  dead by lightning, aud upon his being  picked up it was found that, a hnrsct-  elioe was photographed on the back ot  his neck. Close to the spot where the  man was killed a horseshoe was nailed up over the window ot a house,  and in some way this supposed to ir:.*  the cause of the impression found on  the dead man.  Sonic years ago. near Rath. England, six sheep that were in a field  surrounded by woods wore struck dead  by lightning. When the sheep wero  6ldnned.lt was found that a portion  of the surrounding scenery had been  photographed on the inside of tlieh*  skins. The trees and foliage were reproduced beautifully and clearly de-  lined. In 1S53 a little girl was standing at a window watching the progress  of a thunderstorm. A vivid Hash of  lightning struck tho child and imprinted upon her body an exact! image of a maple tree which was gro\,'-  - Ing just outside the window,  flash of lightning which threw him to  Perhaps thc most startling experience befell a boy near Manchester,  ���������England. In the midst of a rising  thunderstorm this boy climbed a tree  to rob a birds nost. There came a Hash  of lightning which threw him to tho  ground, and ho ran homo frightened,  though little hurt. Shortly after it  was discovered, to the '.astonishment  of the neighborhood, ��������� that a perfect  image of the tree had t"Jen imprinted  on the boy's breast. The ���������identical  bough which bore the bird's nest and  even the startled bird hovering above  it were all clearly portrayed by tin?  lightning's flash on the boy's skin  TrniU'R to Cure   D'sciiao.  There are occupations which   cause  .  disease and occupations that may bo  prescribed as cures   for   certain   diseases.  In selecting an? occupation for lifo  It is as important to consider its effect  on any physical, disorder as to count  on its wages. As an example, tako  hay fever. This complaint is considered a Tich man's disease, associated  ������lth frequent ocean trips. .The occupations; which a hay-fever patient will  find most healthful are those which  tend to keep his body at a low-tem-  .perature. The iceman or helper in an  Icehouse or refrigerating, or cold-  etorage plant is practically immune  from hay fever.  A New York artist, suffering from  ���������Hay-fever, recently shut himself up in  a cold-storage room for hours at a  time to find relief. .The-smell "of salt  .water tends to cure hay fever. A sufferer who would live the life of a sail-  ^rj^ljgj^onsejiecj-erv would bepretty certain of being cured.  Sufferers from dyspepsia may And  relief in almost any simple occupation  in which they perform a lot of downright hard word in the open air.  It is not generally known that thc  ���������work of grooms and In fact anything  Which keeps one about horses Is excellent for consumptives or those suffering from weak lungs. The odor of  horses is excellent for these complaints. A prominent New. York  clergyman spends hours regularly In  the stable of .one of his church ���������"embers, where he sits near the horses  reading. Farming is also excellent as  an occupation for consumptives. ���������  CANNON BALL.  CumlsMiiiictl   ai War  \Vmip"������������*   Tliey Ai������  ������JU3t tha '-'liim; in SI mm Qiinrrlon.  "Cannon bulla for blasting!"  This sign, hung in a conspicuous  r.".*i'.c before tlio door of a store ou  Atlantic avenue, led a reporter insidu  and started a bit of quci ionlng upov  the subject.  Tbo proprietor said: "Last fall  whon tha United States Government  sold' all of the old cannon balls and  solid shot which for so many year.)  wero piled ln pyramids along ths  nut in street of the navy yard at  Cliarlcstown, we purchased a lot of  them, with littlo thought of converting them into anything beside pig  iron. But a fow weeks nfter wc had  stored tlrem hero I overheard a quarry owner complaining of the slowness  and uncertainty of tho old system of  stool wedging used in getting out  huge blocks of granite, and aftor n  bit of thought I suggested the uso of  cannon balls in tho places of steel  wadges. We sont about twenty of various slzen and weights .out to his quarry, and after tho first trial ho hurried  a team in bore -with a note that rend  " 'Tried tho cannon balls; they aro  ft. Send fifty more; have thrown tho  steel wedges away.'  "The experience of this man led un  to send the cannon balls and solid  shot to other quarry operators, aud  within the ilrrst month tho ordcra  have been coming lu so thickly wo  can scarcely llii thorn from the stoc1;  ou hand.  "The method used In getting out  great cubes or inouoliths from thc  granite and marble quarries has been  to drive steel'wedges alone the line  of tlie lower portion of the split made  by ft blast until the great chunk oi'  stone topples over on its face.  "It required a deal of timo and  number of men with big iron sledges  and steel wedges to separate these  cubes from tlio quarry wall from  which they had been started by tbi"  blast.  "The method now pursued with thc  cannon balls is to start tho block  of-stone away by a light blast, and  then between the quarry faco aud tho  block 'several of thc i-tnallor solid shot,  usually tho '1-inch :iort, are dropped  down into tho aperture. Two men  "with crowbars give the block a little  shake, and tho instant the block move-:  in the slightest maimer forward tho  shot takes up tlieir "purchase' on lhe  space made, whon tiro largo cannon  balls, some measuring fourteen or  fifteen inches and weighing 200 or 300  pounds, are dropped into the top of  the gap. Now, ths slightest outward  jar by levers on the big stone; send  these heavy ,cannot balls dropping  downward or thoir own weight, until  with an easy forward motion, th?  cube goes over on its faco.  "These shots do away with any,'driv-"  Ing; of necessity their great weight in  proportion', to their size forces theni  jlownward, antl their form prevents  any chanco of backward setting of th?  block.  "These cannon balls are also iicp.3  as rollers, as tbey take up and go over  the inequalities of the quarry surface,  and can be rolled in any direction  without resetting, thus doing away  with-the old style wooden rpllen*.  JEefniecl thc Crown or Spain.  The remarkable romance of Elsie  Hensler, the Boston girl, who married  King Ferdlnahd of Portugal, is recalled by Mabel Percy Haskell, in tho  Ladies' Home Journal. At her marriage Miss Hensler was created tho  Countess of Edla and with her royal  husband took up her home in the beautiful Palace of CIntra. "Had sha  iwlshed it the Countess of Edla  might have been Queen of Spain, for  King Ferdinand declined the crown of  Spain in 1869, soon after his marriage  to the beautiful American girl. It  ,was offered him by General Prim and  General Serrano, and both the Kins  and his lovely wife decided that their  quiet life so free from cares of stato  ,\vas infinitely to be preferred to the  .worry and fret of a great European  court. Ferdinand died in 1SS5, and  since then the Countess has lived In  retirement ln tho Palace of Clntta.  Sho is visited by nreml-ors of tho  present royal family ami is greatly  beloved by thorn, for tlrey never can  forget how fine and good was her* gentle influenco ovor the King, and Uiey  shared his admiration for hor. Sho  is treated as if sho had. been born to  ihe purple instead of far across lho  !*���������������.'������.   ���������'- - ���������'-*  r.olillci fnnilry This.  i*nere has just died in Cumberland  county, Ky., the oldest son of a family that, so far as any known records  are concerned, bears the palm for  fecundity. He was Jason Webb, third  child of Miles Webb, tho first settlor  in the Cumberland district, which is  now almost entirely populated by hi?  offspring.  Old Miles Webb did not do so  much toward increasing tho population, having added but six to its number���������three boys and-three girls.  Jason, who was eighty-one years  old when he died." saw no fewer than  four hundred and forty-four direct descendants. He began with nineteen  children. From these sprang one hundred and seventy-five grandchildren  ono hundred and fifty- great grandchildren and an even hundred ot  great-great-grandchildren, all living.  Next in the order of number of descendants comes Jason's younger  -brother, i-Miles.^who^is^stilUlLvlng^at.:  the age of seventy-eight. Miles is still  as full of vitality, apparently, as any  of his descendants, who number moro  than four hundred. He was father of  twenty children, two of.whom died in  early life. Thore are one Tiundred and  sixty-five grandchildren, one hundred  and fifty great-grandchildren and  ninety of the fourth generation���������a total of 423 descendants.  "Aunt Polly," the seecond child ot  the original patriarch, ranks third in  this remarkable family. From her  ten children sprang 110 grandchildren,  who made .Aunt Polly great-grandmother to forty���������a total of ������30 descendants.  These three alone are, therefore, responsible for more than a thousand  inhabitants of Cumberland county.  Another daughter of old Miles,1  -Aunt Sally, lias 208 descendants.  There are thirteen of the first generation, eighty of the second, sixty-five  of the third and fifty of the fourth.  Aunt Sally is an active old iady of  ceventy-five years.  Aunt Letty, the oldest of the children, who is now hale and hearty at  the ripe age of ninety years, scores  the modest total of only S01 descend-  ntas. Sho began with eleven children,  and there are ninety, sixty and forty  of the succeeding generations respectively.  The least plofic of all ls the youngest child,-William, but even at that he  can boast of llKj Kentuckians who owe  their existence to him. He has eleven  children, seventy-five grandchildren,  fifty great-grandchildren, and thirty,  groat-great-grandcbiliiren.  By blood and affinity there are In  tire county of Cumberland and the  country adjacent thereto no fewer  than twelve thousand persons Included in this family fold. If this is uot  a record there is some other remark"  ab.Je faintly, to be heard from, ��������� --���������*������������������  Four   and   a half per.   cent   one  First Mortgage Loan.  If vein have money orrt at two to  .I'niii* per cent, write to llic iiiuli'r-  si-fiu'il who ran place your monoy so  ll will in** you ft ur anil one hull* per  ci-nl on liist-cla-s i-iiy property where  'In* insiii-.-iiroi' on llio properly will  I'over the full amount of loan.  The people of the Soulli are uiakiiif  more money than lire people of any  -ii'i-l-iiin nf lhe union. Ki-uil growini.'  mil truck farming liny large profit.,  because* the farmer gels his products  tiilo iiiai'kel six weeks earlier than the  ������������������.���������inner of any other section. Kice  growing, sugar cane growing anil the  making   of   sugar,    cut.loii     growing  ��������� >rtni.'; Io lire burners huge returns  atul these crops are sure. No droughts  .ti cause, ti failure. Where people are  uakiug murrey i.s (be place to loan foi  .ui'i! niul saferel urn of principal arnl  interest.  I give as reference Hon. Waller  ;:l.-n-k, Chief .lirsl ice of Supreme Court  ior North Carolina, l.ulcigh, N. C:  Mr. Jofcplius Daniels, Kdrtor Daily  Xews'aiul Observer, the leading daily  n North Carolina, Kuleigh: Mv. .lolin  il. .Sharp. Treasurer Seaboard Aii  Mne J.nilwiij-, Portsmouth, Va., ami  '.lr.-I-.. H. Clement, Kditttr Daily  l't-ai:s:?r-ipt,   Huston,   Mass.       If   you  ��������� ant any .information - about the  'outh, its luri(*.s. water powers, best  ���������lace to .spend winter, etc.. as well as  nailing money, write mo and I will  .Ittdlv replv. Address John TI  Patrick, I'inelrlulV. N. C.  UNION  CAFE  .   Goouuow" & VixcKXT, Pliers.  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Being a Tale ot tfctJ ij  11 <lre-_tl A'-.isrlcan Drama. *,<  ^|  1, nnv-!  r.tl" comedy tenor,  .shrngging Iris tailor-  made shoulders to indicate that the subject,  f.ttei all, did not .-reatly interest hinr  "Xoljodv   know-."   answ  iive.ii, it'icrt:, re.ic':i"g for the bread, which  wa<; ril.'fcd in tint center of the round  n-blo, that all live of tho diners might  . *;:sve an equal opportunity���������as a mattc-J  .-if fact .in ineqniliilrlc nrrancenicnt, since  -the fat pres ag.-:tt inevitably got most  of  tire loaf.  "lie's boen around the IUalto ever sine.  I can remember," said young Forbes, tlr-  onlv son of a prosperous playwright.  "He's older tlir.n I thought/' oxclainvd  another of thc party, who had been listening in silence, tin amused smile twiteYs-  iag the corners of hi? mouth at the preiv  agent's inroads on tire bread.  .-Young   Forbes,   whose  round,   boyish  face and body, not yet quite set on tin.  legs of a  man,  were,  as  the  fat   prtM-  -ngent once put it. as inuoh of a fixture oi  Orav's Chophouse  as  the bar, took  the  fling good-naturedly.   If his juvenile (Sir-  jositr   and   enthusiasm   for   overythoi'-*  connected   wiih   Lite   stage  carried   liii-i  constantly into the company of all sort*  nf actors and hnrrgers.i-on of the drarnti;  1 e yet admired Appleton for his taciturn.  J tgh-born  culture  and  hia alien  air oi  l*tceding, in a shy, clumsy way even try  ���������1:2 to win the o"hler man's affection.  .''0   the  hoy  answered  with  a  laugl"  ' 4.iyway, I don't believe there was eve*  .-i   time "when  Atwell  wasn't  writing  a  i'tay." he said.  There   never   .vas,"   chipped   in   the  ;     "s orient, mmu-Khrg a fresh piece  ol  ���������id. "���������'lie always has one play in hi^  '-;t  and  s:.v   ''-ele   in  his  head,  anf  't   v'rt  nsver  !il<������*!v   to got  any  neare:  '   'stase than that".   Poor Atwell I   He'-  1 n orr!-- enough shoe leather trampitt;  ,   ��������� am! down thi-. -ii-eet, always gcttin:  ��������� i,' eold sliouldi'i-.   to  lceep_ a Roosevcl  ; t nilv in boots  for a lifetime."  "By the way," -iiid the fifth mem'ne.  of the party, a" redheaded advance ageif  ���������Rith a nasal voice and boundless en  thusiasm for his own attraction, bit!  none for thc attractions of a rival mann  ���������_er.*"Atwell's hack on tha Kialto. Sav,  "iri.to-i.av. He's thrown up his job pre  ..nine the publicity of 'The Delaware  1 -Ach.' so he must have got anoth-  , ���������.".;��������� out  ��������� icrrev   .. - -.  - d ia hack here trying to sell 'the grca  \nieriean drama.'"  ���������Heavens!"   cried   the    press     agen  A'arn all thc managers. To-morrow he'!  1    ''.n  his rounds.    Air, here  comes  tie  . 7b'." ���������  '   '\ith   this   heartfelt     ejaculation   In  - ed the last piece of bread and fell tt.  -���������r oi- dinner. The red-headed advanc  . *-.tr threw awav his cigarette am  1 . ided the table' for beer. The tenot  ...���������in to talk between mouthfula abou  ��������� ������������������" part in a new musical comedy tha  j.-   pictures f.-rA decorated  with  ba������r mugs  |j   On the ceiling beams, was alivo with hurrying wait-era and incoming or outgoing  customers,   jostling   each   other  at   thu  narrow entrance in the ce.ntev.   The air  wm heavy with tobacco smoke arrd noisy  witl the cktter of dishes and the roar  of carriages from the street, for it wns  nearly  the  theater  hour.    Calm  in  Ihe  .midst of the confusion, Atwell stood 011  -the (top  step  of  the  entrance and surveyed   the   room.     He   was   tall,   thin,  stoop-flhouldercd,   with   black   hair   and  large, black eyes tlrat ga.v.e an un-Saxon  im-rcs. .......    . *epcct to his smooth shaven  face.    He  rercd   the   fa. I ���������-'���������..���������-* nave ueBr' a mnu of thirty, or ho j  old   is  Atwell.  iy!" asked tho musi  au    i.e   iuuw   -,....w   t>"- .  &i of hi3 system. Saved up enoug  to live on for a while, 1 suppose  ironc into rehearsal that afternoon  daily about the great 'beauty of tli-  -,.-21 that fell to him to sing.   No on  I -���������  :ied  to hiin but the advance agent  _ was reminded of a story by every  fi g he said.   Atwell was forgotten,  'lipleton  smiled   and quietly  ordcrei  .c bread from a passing waiter.   Thei  .��������� . turned to young Forbes,   "And how'.-  ��������� o-r plav setting onr" he asked.  ' "Jolly "btrd," said the boy.   "You taki  ^..-   advice  and  slick   to  writing abo.r  -.-ht stage, not for it."  -".Veil, I'm not sc sura but I ought I  vr *e for it," the otiier laughed.  ' >VlivJ" asked Forbes.  c-   '-Po "vou see that tall, tiio. chap tw.  ;-   =3 awav?" asked Apbleton.  ���������     'Ves;  that's Colby.    Used to be dr-u  1    'ic editor of the Baltimore 'Bee,'" th  ���������_, cr anr-wered,  -���������^���������ile   did,"   said   Appleton.    "But   h  j r. '..   He's, changed 'about' to 'for,1 am  *-st eight he  told  me  the  plot  of hi  --<r-.-.y. ."It's   to   be  'the   great  America  ii.. '.na'���������he told me so himself.   And d'  ?-!������������������������������������������������������.: -se-j   that   black-haired,   black-eyct  " tap .at" the table by the doorT"  "That's Morris   Levi,"     said  ��������� -it's writing a play, I know."  -He is!" said Appleton. "He told m.  .boat-it this afternoon. Wall street i  ?o be dramatized at last, with a fui  ; rasp of its significance and tragedy  ���������' Vre'll be no 'Henrietta' superficialit;  : -.nit Levi's drama. It's to be the first  - -jlv trreat plav of American life. Levi  ���������-. -*d"me that. And he and Colby are only  ...=L.7������Lp-at_o.f how many hundred? Atwell  "Writteh"0UT"nation3T  = than ten times'."  Forbe.-  ���������nsiijlrt -have been older. It all depended  ���������whether the wrinkles about his mouth  ���������were made by dissipation and strong  emotion, or by the alow chisel of time.  He wore a brilliant new waistcoat, and  .swung a cane jauntily in his hand as he  calmly took in tho scene.  "Yo godsl" cried the advanoe agent.  "Ho'a got Shakespeare down and out this  time, sural He wears his apologetic  look even when he's written a two hun-  ���������dred night success and bought a new  rest on the strength of it. But this  time he looks actually defiant, and lie's  got the new vest into the bargain!"  "He looks almost handsome," said  Forbes.  "He looks almost successful!" said Appleton.  "He looks as if he'd buy a drink," said  the fat press agent. "Hi! Atwell!" he  called, raising his voice.  With a nod of recognition Atwell came  down to them. He shook hands all  around and pulled up a chair. "Back on  the ltialto again, thank God!" he said.  "Yes, and we're all glad to see you!"  said the red-headed advance man, with  a wink at the others. What'll you have  to drink f"  "Nothing," aaid Atwell.  "Wlrat?" came tlie astonished chorus.  Even the expectant wuiter looked in-  srcdulous.  "Nol" Atwell continued, "nothing. I'm  on tha wnter wagon till my new play  has been produced.*'  "My, how thirsty you'll get!" snid the  red-headed  one, with another wink.  "On the contrary," said Atwell, with  tiome asperity, but not without a Bense  of the dramatic effect his words would  produce, "it has already been taken by  Frothman for lticlrard Southfreld's use.  Southficld, in fact, was to read it this afternoon."  "The devil!" exclaimed the fat press  agent, witb. quaint sincerity.  "That's about what I said when Froth-  man took it," laughed Atwell good-naturedly. "Of course South field is the  only man who can play the lead. I wrote  it with him in view. But I've been  thrown down so many times by, the big  guns that I sent the piece to every manager in town before Frothman rend it. It  was the old story till I struck Frothman.  I was pretty well down with the blues,  I can tell you. But the contract-is ns  good as signed now, and no more of this  hand-to-mouth life for me! I'll make a  name now and a fortune, not earn a living and the jeers of my 'friends.' I've  been an advance agent for the last time.  (A grunt from the red-headed one.) I'll  make my pile and my reputation now,  and do work that's worthy of a, thinking  man!"  "What's the play about?" asked Appleton, diplomatically heading off an evidently very red-headed retort from the  slandered member.  "Well, I don't want to give it away  too much before the production Is settled," said Atwell, "but I can promise  you it is a great play, a great playl"  "Humph!" snid the advance agent.  "The soene is laid right here in New  York," Atwell went on, in his mounting  enthusiasm not heeding the interruption, "and it's no commonplace cotnedy-  dramaj it's a real picture of a life  crushed out by this gigantic, heartless  town. We have had New York plays in  plenty, but never one like this, where  the two contending forces are the will  and ambitions of a man, a single, tiny  ;nan, a^nd the great Impetus of three million betngs-in a mass, hurtling heedless  against him. Of course the roan goe;  down J he goes down with a struggle, e  light, that is the meat of the drama, tc  end his own life in a restaurant at the  Anal curtain. It's a pitiful ending, witl  the noise and rattle of gay New Yort.  life, which we think is all of New Yor!:  life, at any rate, in our drama, to furnish greater contrast. It's' a splendid  moment for an actor, too, that end. I  know you'll like the last act, Appleton.  when you see it."  "I'm sure I shall," said Appleton, po  litcly.  "Oh, have a drink!" said the advance  agent.  "Again, thank you, no," said At-urefl.  And-he-went:ron-with-h:*^tai!i--4ibout-Us'i,=  play, his eyes big with excitement, his  body tilted forward over the table. "I've  avoided, I'm sure," he said, "the faults  whicli make Ibsen unpopular in this  country, while keeping all hi3 virtues. I  know the time has come for the drama  of the mind as well ns of the heart, for  the drama of psychology as well as of  sensation. But it can't all be done by  conversational means. There have got  to be some bits of stirring action or your  American audience won't recognize their  great play when it comes.    I've got the  ������������������-���������Certainly," said Atwell. "Is it private? These are all my friends, so I  don't mind hearing it here, if you don't."  "I don't enre," the manager retorted,  gruflly, sitting down. "Why should 1?  I'm going out of town in the morning,  so Mr. Frothman wanted me to see you  to-night, before I went. Southficld read  your play this afternoon, and he can't  seo it. Says we'll have to call it off.  And what he says pretty near goes."  "WhatI" cried Atwell^ a sickly pallor  coming over ltia face, the lines about his  jiouth suddenly drawing hard. "Oh, you  lon't mean that!"  "I'm sorry, but I do," said the raana-  |er.  "What's the matter with it? I'll go  see  Southiield     now,"    Atwell    almost  An Artistic Episode.  ("Incapaolty for work has come to be  accepted as the hall-mark of genius. . .  . The collector wants only the thing  that is rare, and therefore the artist  must make his work as rare as lie can."  ������������������"Daily Chronicle.")  Josephine found nte stretched full  length in a hammock in the garden.  "Why aren't you at work?" she asked;  ������������������not feeling seedy, 1 hope?"  "Never better," said I. "But I've been  making myself too cheap."  "We couldn't possibly help going to  the Joneses last nigut, Sear."  "Tush," eaid I. "I mean there is too  much of me."  "I don't quite understand," she said;  tho other replied | ^ illfl?^^^^"^ ^Joa "P*"*  Curious Bits of News.  shouted, springing up.  "No  use, no  use,  pushing him back again.  to see him to-night, and he won't see ���������    /V" <-������������>ruve v  you to-morrow.   Ac's made up his mind-,   ffi^V.ii me.cold  "It's too late ' y0mu nlorn-nff8 lolling In that hammock."  I    The distortivc wantonness) of this re-  fer  J?, r  - i ir   instance,   rns  -. .r.s:terp:ece no le?  -���������Well?" said Forbes.  -Well." Appleton replied, "since I'ri'  ���������'nt* only mah who has not written 'thi  Lreat American drama,' it must be that  "1 wn the only one left to write it. How-  .-ver. if I doVt write about it, perhap-  I will confer almost as much of a boor  ���������i.n the public Now, tell me about youi  ���������work."  "Oh," said Forbes, witb a grunt of di?  jrnst, "I'm working now on a musical  ro-medy'. Between you and me, with trV  -guarantee of father's revision, it's going  to get produced. I bate writing such  ������top, but father says I've got to earn  hum money some way, so I do it. I'd  either write pule green imitations ol  Ilwen that nobody wants, any more than  tbey want Atw'rll's great American  tfcamas. But don't you just love Ibsen,  ���������Hfcou^h?" Forbes finished with a burst ol  sboji-.li enthusia-m, looking eagerly up to  .afcjrplcton's  face.  "The other man raised a warning finger.  ���������Tou needn't be afraid of anyone at  thim table," he said. "They don't know  anything about Ibsen. But you nevei  an tell who nttry be at the next table, a  manager, a critic, who knows a little  ���������boat him. to overhear your dreadful  Tenrark. Forbes, in thi3 country a man  can be a vulgarian; n municipal grafter  s political thief: be can love Mammon  lie enn preach agnosticism, he can even  worship Emerson, and yet remain an  mtcetned am! a';-i.-i?lited member of so'-  ciety. Brrt let air.! beware that anybody  knows lie enjoys  Ibsen!"  "Poor Atwoi! loves Ibsen, too," Hair"  .Forbes. "Perhaps that's the matter witl.  fcrm. He goes .-1 round declaring thai  cone day America will realize that th*  intellectual dm ma of thc Norwegian i.-  the .style which must mould orrr natinna'  .Sramn. The trouble with Atwell is, Ik  iasn't "  "Tass the ".ill. pl.-nse," said the pres."  ������gent. "and i.lnit  up on Ibsen."  "Ves," .-iiii: lln- red-headed ndvanc  ���������������cnt: "*-,,���������:���������( eomes Atwell. He'll do  *hc talking nnv.-."  IC*-. ryorm ti-nrd toward the. door. Tim  head  sliciitly  forward by  way ot greet  ���������Ions, narrow room, nuns with theatrical  iur/ >��������������������������� "* ���������������('���������������..*  so's Mr. Frothman.   You'd better leave  'em alone."  "But I will know what's the matter,"  cried the playwright. "What did South-  field say? It was the play of his whole  career I"  "Well," said the manager, "the play  was too sad, in the first place. "Mr.  Frothman decided that before he sent il  to Southiield. The public wouldn't have  stood for it."  "Sad! Of course it is sad," shouted  Atwell.   "It's a trngedy, the tragedy of  New York.   Good "  "Perhaps, but it wouldn't have gone  with the public. Then Southiield read it.  He declared the end was silly and preposterous, and Mr. Frothman agreed.  The hero, or whoever it is, kills himself  in a cafe with a steel meat knife, doesn't  3ie? Pulls his coat and vest open and  pricks himself between the ribs? Well,  Southiield couldn't see that at all. People neverdo such things in real life "  "That's what Brack says in 'Hedda  Gabler,'" struck in young Forbes.  "Shut up I" said the manager. "Of  course there was no contract signed,"  he continued, "but Mr. Frothman is willing to do moro than the square thing.  He'll give you $500."  "Can't the ending be rewritten?" suggested the fat press agent.  , Atwell had been sitting in deadly calm  for the last few moments. At this suggestion he rose to his feet. His eyes  were burning, but his voice was level, under a tremendous control. Two or three  waiters stopped in their passage to and  fro at his first words, held by the sud  den note of gravity in what they perhaps had supposed a drunken toast  Those at surrounding tables stopped  their chatter. Tlie big bearded German  director of grand opera faced about from  the bar, holding his beer mug in his  hand, his excitable little eyes fixed in  wonder on the speaker's; face. The chop  house was suddenly still.  "No, Billy," Atwell began,."the endinp  cannot be rewritten. There is only om  way a tragedy can end, and that is ir:  deat'lr. Of course Mr. Frothman's deal  public, the dear American public, would  much rather have their tragedies eiui  happily; but I'm not writing for them,  but of them. There's a difference, I find.  Moreover, there is only one form oi  death artistically possible to any given  tragedy���������that form in mine is suicide  with a table knife."  ; The room had become more silent n-  - Atwell spoke. Curiosity had deepenei'  into strained attention at the strange  earnestness of his voice. A solitary laug'-  at his last words jarred harshly and wa  smothered.    He  turned  on Hyatt,  wlt-  -vas  glowering    uncomfortably    in    hi  ���������hair, conscious  that  the dignity of th  rm of Frothman was in danger by tlri-  ..ublic discussion.  "Tell   Frothman   from   me,"   said   AI  ���������veil, his voice rising, "that I don't wan  .is $500,  that  I  won't  take.it,  that   '  .-an  still earn a living as I have, done  What do I want of money except as i  comes  from  the public in proof of  th  mettle of my play?   What I want is t-  ee my play produced.   I knowit'aagcorV  play, a great play.   Why shouldn't it b  produced?   You think it's a joke, all 0;  you, my writing plays.    For -ten year  i've written them and tramped up am"  -iown,     up    and     down,     that     etree'.  out    there,    trying    to   sell them.    D"  vou    think    I've    enjoyed    that?     ]..  you     think    it     has     been     easy     to  .ace  the disappointment,' the scorn,  ti..  aughter, to sec my hopes go, my be.-*,  years pass, my goal forever in the dis  iance? Do you think, then, there's m  '.ruth in this play you say is too sad for  :he public, too preposterous for produc  rion? I've known myaeif, I tell you.  .vhat it is to fight single-handed thi-  -nonster wc call New York, to strugg'-  or a hearing where 30 many others an  trnggling, with as much right to b-  _eard   as   they,  to  be   filled   with   hope-  rtd~tfreams Ifnd'grlst^arTibitioTr^rtvi^i;^  T have made up my mind," I continued, quite seriously, "to do no more  work ror a considerable time."  "But, my dear boy, just think "  _ "I am going to make myself scarce," I  insisted.  "GeoffreyI" she  exclaimed,  "I  knew  you weren't well!"  I released myself.  "Josephine," I said solemnly, "those  estimable persons who collect my pictures' will think nothing of them if they  become too common." ���������  "How do you know there are such persons?" she queried.  "I must decline to answer that question," I replied; "but if there are none  it is because my work is not yet sufficiently rare and precious. 1 propose to  Work no more���������say for six or seven  years. By that time my reputation will  be made, and there will be the fiercest  competition for the smallest canvas I  condescend to sign."  She kissed me.  "I came out for the housekeeping  money," she remarked simply.  I went into the house to feteh the required sum, and, by some means I cannot explain, got to work again upon the  latest potboiler,���������"Punch."  "Umbrellus!    Sevendy-vive cents. Urn-  brellusl"  psychology and I've also got the action  The two are fused also. _ When that last  moment comes the audience will know  the man's brain was ripened for the suicidal idea, and though the physical act of  self-slaughter, following on the heels of  the messenger who brings word of th"  man's last failure, will startle and thrill  them, it will come as the natural completion of the play, the last note of the  great tragedy of New York. I tell you,  gentlemen, I am going to make my hit  at last; I am going to do the laughing  now; I am going to turn the tables on  all of you who������������������"  "Mr. Atwell?" asked p. waiter, interrupting the speaker as he was almost rising to his feet ir. his excitement.  "I'm he," said Atwell, sinking down  again.    "What'.'i wanted?"  "Mr. Hyatt, Mr. Frothman's manager,  you know, is outside in a cab, and hn  wnnl'-.i to know if yorr were here, sir;  I'll tell Irirn. He said he'd como in if you  were," thc ivnifcr explained, and went  out nf the dour.  "Humph!" said the advance agent.  "Make Hyatt come to you now. do you?"  "He usually comes only to show girls.  Principals and playwrights have to go  to Irirn," said  the tenor.  "I wonder what Ite wants," said Atwell. half to himself.  At that moment Hyatt, entered the  clinpiioiise, hit hulking body towering  over lite waiters, who bustled about, liit-  glinri face glummer than usual. "Can I  have a word with you, Atwell?" he said  coming t:p l.o the table and pitching iii-  hrown back and recover and be throw;  ���������ack again, till hopes and dreams ami  ie������rt are. gone. Tell Frothman that,  fell Southficld that. And tell South-  field that if he calls the ending of my  play silly and preposterous it irr because **  Atwell stopped abruptly. His eye*  rolled up suddenly and stared in horror  to the far end of the chophouse. "Look!"  he cried, pointing with his finger.  Everyone turned in the direction of hi������  raze. The German conductor, unnerved  by the sudden transition, dropped his  mug with a crash on the floor. Appleton  was the first to grasp the situation. With  a cry he faced around again and sprang  upon Atwell. He was too late. Atwell's  coat and waistcoat and shirt were ripped  open, and the steel knife that had lain:  on the fat press agent's plate was in his  heart.  Appleton caught the body as it lurched  forward over the table.  "People don't do such things in real  life," he said to Hyatt, who stood ghaat-  "Keep tie change!"���������N. Y. "Life."  A Famous Definition.  "Idle" is not the word to descriho  Prince Ludwig^ Ferdinand of Bavaria. He  is a. general rn the German army. By  profession he is a surgeon. During the  past summer he has been playing first  violin in the orchestra of tho Munich  Opera House. He attended his oliuie  before going to rehearsals for the Wagner performances. There are more princes  usefully occupied than cynics may he  willing to admit.  Mr. Edward Palckert of Stratford,  Ont., whose forefathcrsi lived in Germany,  Is the nossessor of a Martin Luther Bible  which is believed to be the only one orr  the continent of America. The history  of the volume can bc traced for nearly  400 years. It wns handed down from  father to son in the Palckert family until it was brought to Stratford by the  father of the present owner. The volume  contains a record of the births and  deaths in Martin Luther's family.  The Paris police have prepared a picture-book for the use of travelers who  lose things which, because of unfamil-  iaritjr with tlie language, they cannot  describe. It contains representations of  all kinds of articles, from keys to purses,  and the enquirer, after missing valuables,  haa only to turn the leaves and point at  the picture that most resembles his property. But the system has: its limitations. Unfortunately it cannot picture  a temper, which is the articles now most  frequently lost by visitors to a* foreign  city who do not know the language of  the country.  In Prince Edward Island there is a  striking example of that longevity which  is characteristic of so many parts of  Canada. At Tignish, in that island, live  an old couple, Mr. nnd Mrs. Colo Polder  by name, who have been married over 70  years, and now have 201 descendants.  Seven of their children are alive and,  with their large families, reside within u  few miles of their parents. At present  Mr. and Mrs. Poirier are the proud great-  great-grandparents of nine young children, and a short time ago the five generations of tlris family were all gathered together, which must surely constitute a record. To show what a healthy  and prolific family this is it may be  stated that the eldest son, aged 08, has  had 14 children, 51 grandchildren and 10  great-grandchildren.  In   the   pathological   laboratories   of  the  University   of  Pennsylvania  an  investigation,   designed   to   discover  antidotes for all  kinds of  snake poison,  is  conducted along lines suggested by Dr. S.  Weir  Mitchell,  and  the  Carnegie Institute has granted an appropriation to assist  the  work.    Many  experiments  arc  made with rattlesnakes, cobras and otltc:  poisonous   reptiles,   and   the   effects   of  their venom  upon animals are studied.  The physicians regard alcohol, taken internally,  as. a.   valuable   stimulant,  bu:  not as an antidote.    The most valunbh  remedial agent is the intermittent ligature���������a band about the wounded limb  which   is   loosened   for   an   instant   at  stated intervals), thus allowing the poi  son to enter  the system in very smal  quantities.    In this manner the paticu'  is enabled gradually to overcome the ef  fect3 of thc poison.  New Orleans is to lose its picturesqu:  French quarter, the scene of almost n.  many real and literary romances as tin  Quartier Latin of Parier. The Suprcrn  Court of Louisiana is now lodged in th  old Spanish Cabildo, or Town Hall, bn  a new house is to be built for It and r,  solid block is being torn out for the sit'  The Royal Hotel, once the most splendi-.  in the country, where a $20,000 suppci  was given to Henry Clay; the residence  with a quaint Spanish courtyard, one  tho headquarters of General Jackson  ���������the home of Paul Morphy, the dhess-  playerj tne office in Exchange alley  where Sir Henry M. Stanley worked am"  borrowed his name���������these and thirty  seven other old buildings are going 01  /gone. By a. pretty touch of Creole chiv  ialry the Davis mansion is to be spared  ?fo-f a while so that the daughter of one  of the old families may be married ir  the home of her ancestors. New Or-  rleans, about to become a great city, thus  throws aside its French and Spanish customs to deal in grain and lumber as well  as cotton.  In Defiance of Death.  United States and Panama.  A little while ago The New York Tribune,  dlscus.slnsr Canaan's protest ln  re-  Btird to the Alaska award, arid like most  United States papers, basin*? Hs remarks  Upon n  niisumiL'ciition  of Uie reasons for  this    country's    atlituOe.    exprcssoil    tlie  opinion tlrnt somewhere ln Canada exlst.-il  a   county   01'   Buucombi*.  Hli-ctchlng   from  Halifax   to   Toronto.     To-ilay.   The   Tribune���������not   alono.   of    course,   there    are  plenty   of others���������is   desperately  engaged  in   (loffitdiiiB   the   action   of   rhe   United  Status Government   in    rccogiilisliiK    the  Panama revolutionists  within-forty--*li**lit  hours   of  their   uprising-.    Not   only uoes  The Tribune defend the Roosevelt Administration,  of  which   It   I.s siipiiOKi'd   lo  he  the particular  mouthpiece,  but  It Is  exceedingly   angry   with   those   newspapers  and  publicists   who dare to condemn the  "o-'on of tho President and  his advisers.  Ilie Idea of anyone venturing to question  tire   rlKht of   the  President   to  order  the  naval force of Ure United States  to 110-  tlvely   assist   the   revolutionists,   Deearrse  mat is  what the situation now amounts  '.0. arouses Tlie Tribune's ire as much as  Old   the  enei'Kctli; protests  of   Canadians  rifftilnst wlrat they believed to he a wrong.  And so The Tribune is oalllnK for* a continuation  of the  ������������������Hrm   attitude"  adopted  ���������'ytho   Administration,   nnd   dotihilesst  fs  willing that every ship in the navy should  be   sent   to   tho  scene,   to   deal   with   tl-.'  t-olomhlan   fleet,   consisting  of  a   for *i.r  trading   vessel,    the   liogota.     Thc    -T:-i-  oune need scarcely be alarmed r-egnitltiK  nnval   developments.     The   T'nllctl   Hlntes  navy is not likely to receive any ilam.igo  oihcr than it may inlllct upon itself, und  V'������ Colombian   fleet  litis by  this  time no  doubt found refuge in   a creek.    The almost  Insiirrnoun table ilirnetilties    of getting troops overland fronr (ho interior of  tolombia   to   the   Isthmus,   make   it   unlikely that the United Stales armv. whicli  is reported by the Associated Press to be  easer  to   show   what  it   can   do,   will  he  cured  upon  to  furnish even tl  corporal's  guard.   -So-that  the  risks  to  the   United  States are Practically  nil;   there is nothing  to prevent   the  carrying   out  of  the  ���������Hew diplomacy."  ,���������5 ls troni-a Trlbujio editorial of Sat-  eiin'^i *,ast "���������������������������* -He rolh.wlns sigiiKlei.tit  editorial us to the future relations of llio  United States to the new renulillc���������rtii'l  other republics-Is taken:���������"It is probable  that the ofiort to maintain 11 national ox-  islence in Piiniunn. separate fronr Colo-n-  ura, would In tlie long mil have a doubt-  Jill chance of success without lho frienil-  Vi'^i'.'^"^1 *,"ui vlr-luril protection of the  mlllt a ,Still,;!s- WHi protcctrotr there  must, of course, he 11 measure of anthor-  *\���������. 1 . ":lvo, already assumed srrch 11  suzerainty n, definite terms over tli.- t-o-  Mililre of Cuba. The application of the  .llonroo ooctrlrtR In the .countries within  ��������� ���������irr immediate.sphere.of influence, around  lie (.aillibnan. Sea and thc Gulf or Me-.l-  .{!'->.. will ultimately make its extension to  -..���������rn inevitable, rhe time is now Oii|-.or-  mr'.?.,if������,i",lh0.���������establishment cr it. hi tttt-  ?*.!.,, ,lbI������ ,1:lySUiigc. In 'Whatever lin.-]  t���������" . e ���������J'1"11 make with tire republic  througl) whoso territory we oxnect lo  construct-an   Interoeeanic canal."  As has boon intimated, all United States  Journals do not see eye to eye with Tli"  Ariijune. though some-who'denounced tlio  idea of^recngniziiig tlie resolution is-.s before official action- v.-uh- taken have  changed their opinions since. Then-  change of rront recalls the'old story totu  of a certain-Canadian editor, who Was a  staunch supporter of Lite late Sir John A.  Macdonald. A. day or two -before that  statesman.announced his adherer-ce to a  certain line of .action ?i)n a .momentous  question this editor published a stiugiits  article against the very policy Sir John  was preparing to adopt. When the announcement came by lelegr-tiph tu his office,^the editor read it sheet hy sheet, anu  iinally   murmured, '���������'���������It's: a   ���������  '������lriru  turn,, but I guess we can make: U.  Whereupon he wrote an editorial fully  approving of Sir John's decision. Still,  there are many who stand bv their- opinions, and from their editorials the following extracts are taken :���������   '.-.-���������-  The Evening Post, Xew York :���������"Who  could have 'imagined? that.-an American  Administration would malte the Jameson  raid look respectable??, But that Is precisely what the Government at Washington has done. Dr. Jameson cou'd at  least pretend to be^ actuated by-humane  motives;this mad plunge of ours Is simply  and solely a vulgar* and mercenary venture, without a rag to cover Its sirdrU-  ness and its shame. All the filibusters  and despollers that ever rived are entitled  to canonizaition,- If suoh proceeding3 are  to go unrebuked. At one stroke, president Roosevelt and Secretary Hay Irdvc  thrown to the winds the principles for  which this nation was ready to go 10 .war  In the past, and have committed the'  country to a policy which is ignoble beyond words, j . ..' And this blow below  the belt Is dealt by the vociferous champion of fair play ! This overriding ol the  rights of the weaker is the work of the  advocate of 'a square deal' ! The preacher to the bishops lias shown tliat, for  him at least, private morality has no  application to public affairs. But Congress Is to meet. If the President Is careless of the'national honor, and is-.ready  nt a word to launch us *.-������)0.-i unknown  seas, the duty of. Congress Is but lire  more imperative. -Let this, scandal . be  thrown open to the public gaze. Let committees of Inquiry draw out tho'details  of 'this miserable Intrigue���������this cooked-  up republic, of which the offices were  openly hawked about in advance���������the '  Presidency   Itself  being   refused   by   one  Costa Rica and proceed to the construction of a canal by what ls 'commonly  known as the Nicaragua route." It Is tho  plain interpretation or the act, to which  we have already called attention, that the  ���������reasonable time' within which the President could come to terms with Colombia  expired with lhe refusal of Colombia to  ratify the treaty containing those terms  within the period fixed by tlie treaty itself. The duly of the President ls the  plainer now Ihat lie litis acknowledged  formally that Colombia has lost the control which she liad already refused to  cede to thc United Slares. The condition  on which the net of VM2 directed that  tlie President should dike up the Nicaragua route Is clearly fullllled."  "Prior to recognition, and whilo lt was  being dismissed. Tli- Chiragi'. Inter Ocean  said:���������"In previous revolutions great cart,  has been taken to ftivo*- in*lther contestant. The same care should lu* taken in  this case. Tlte Government is placed In  nn embarrassing position, but It can iro  more evade the respunslblliry than It  could have evaded the responsibility two  years ago and four yours ago. In short,  the United Scutes must act without reference to tlrj Punnina canal or any Isthmian   canal."  The Springfield fMnsrO Daily Ttepuhll-  earr expressed this opinion:���������"Ilut our own  Government's duty Is clear, however much  thc people of Panama may be Justified  In their course, concerning which two  opinions perhaps aro possible. Tho United  States Is In honor bound to do nothing  to encourage tliis revolution arrd to maintain an impartial, neutral position between the belligerents..leaving the rebels  to establish their Independence unaided,  If they can."  Public Opinion. New York, or Thursday.  November 5, prior to tlie announcement,  of tire recognition, said:���������"Panama's revolt, may be .iltslifl^d by the treatment  this portion of Colombia has received nt  the hands of the Bogota Government: secession may be a good tiring ror the isthmus and a fortunate rhiirg for us. But  the comment we give on nnot.h*?r page oir  thc proposal that ihe United States shall'  openly encourage' and actively assist In  securing Independence for Panama ns a-  means of obtaining the canal concession  on our own terms���������this i-omment Is sufficiently conclusive evidence that public  opinion .will not approve tiny step whlcU  would place this.country on a plane with  th<* most, conscienceless of South American  filibusters.'���������'  "It will be Interesting to wetoh the. action of Congress on tho question. It looks  very much as though tho Cuban reciprocity treaty, for llu* oou-idoratlon of which  the extraordinary session has be/m called, will meet with strong opposition, and  the opponents are not unlikely to make  a big fight ngalnsl Ihe Panama comoliea-  lion. notwithstanding the evident desire  of the Administratis to avoid more than  a perfunctory discussion.  Jordan and the Dead Sea.  The Dally Graphic of October 30 had lira  following from a correspondent, who desired  to  refute many  "false and  foolish  reports" regarding tho Dead Sea .���������S"i*e  the   earthquake   in   Palestine   last   -\pr,l.  someone   circulated   the   slory   that   tl.e  'mouth  of  the Itiver Jordan   l'-i I  lis-on so  affected  by  the shock  that   the lever  of  the'river had been all^reil to such an ox>  tent that at the place where me Ir'st'O-ie  river, goes Into  the  Dea.1  So..   '.V.rie  wis  now  a waterfall of considerable depth and  strength.   Tins is iiliogeilnt  f.ils-l. and na  change  whalc/cr  Iris   taken   place at  nr  near the month of tho Jorjan. Tht writer  has   just   spent   some   days   the. o.   and  made it his special business to Investigate  'this   matter.    Much   has    also    appeared  from  time  to lime in  papers and  peri id-  Icals   about   steamboats    navigating   tlie  Denu   Sea.    This.   too.   ls  a   fabrication.  The Only boat on the Dead Sc 1 I* n small  sailing boat about twenty fett long,  the  crew consisting of one man and his boy.  This   vessel   makes   trips,   as   the   wind  allows, from the nortli end ol  the sea to  the bay on the oasUrn side of thc tonguo-  that  divides  the water near   thu  middle.-  Here at this terminus some J .'Ws are lo-  :.cated;    The   whole   concern   is.   in   fact,  in tire hands of Jews. who. at a low rate,  buy wheat and bar-ley from me Arabs, to  be delivered orr tlio SL-as'iiore.    From there,-  it   is   shipped   to   tlie   Jericho   side,   and  carried  on  donkeys   lo Jerusalem,   where  it  finds   a ready  stile a:  a  good    price.  When adverse winds blow, tho little craft  Is  In  danger of being swamped, for the  so-called Dead Sea becomes a living mass  of waves.   The writer recently spent four  nights, suoh  as  rrevo,,-  will  he  forgotten,  on   these   waters,   nrrd   the  smartness   of  the old man at the hc-irn ar.,! *,-,is boy with  the  sal's  saved   us   from   being  wrecked  again and again.    A charge of one me-  Jedle   (three  shillings   and   fourpence)   a.  trip is made for each passenger, and for  such a unique voyage It Is not exorbitant.  There ls some talk about a small steam  tug being put on the sea, but the authorities are loth to grant permission.   It will  be a great boon when, If ever. It does arrive, as it will bring the east and   we.st  sides of Jordan nearer to one another tor-  communication and trading purposes.  Mixed the Babies.  The court of Amsterdam has a strange  lawsuit before It. As far back as February of last year a rtewly-borir child warr  taken from Its mother's care to be reared  ln ait incubator.    In accordance with niedl-  man on lite ground that thoso offering it I cal advice-the Infant was packed iu wad-  were a 'set of d-d  rascals/    Arid When     ding  and   hurried   lo   the   hospital,   where  "Genius���������an Infinite capacity for talc-  ���������ng pains."���������Carlyle.  The Automatic Life.  Thin life will soon  become a thine  Of cylinder*, and wheels.  Push   buttons,   dynamo*, and   cogs.  And  batteries   and  reels.  Knch day a man will be aroused  By some unique machine  Which will bring In  his clothing, then  Shave him both quick and clean.  Fond lovers,  when  they feel mcllned  To softly bill  and coo,  Will start a phonograph which ask������  Whoeo ootsey '00 ls 'oof'  Winter is drawing near.- He has sen!  before him a scout who has already made  his presence known. Swiftly, noiselessly,  by night, he passed through our gardens and in tlie morning we saw the bodies,  of his victims, the tender llowers slain by  tne sabre of the. frost. The foliage of  the trees also has begun to wither. Some j  trees   at   the   first   fnr-ofT   summons   of"j  .���������,,������������������..,.���������.   ��������� ���������       .,   ,���������.������������������,.    .������������������ _    Tviriter^truek-'aH^their-flatM'-and^woefully-.^ . passed,   and   the   iiaicnls   received   noli  ;,..������������������? (hn pnnnoernr    \rot ho the manlcs ri-egislature   could   give- [F-ffiffslder'litlMi^^  await tho conqueror.   Aot so tlie inapres.,  ^r,  )h(j   .,,.,,,,.,,���������,���������..kllew  t|lat ev(,n  ���������   Ul!.     taken awny.    Imagine the father's mirprl  No sooner wag' it known that tire irost.  puh),,..m Coilg,.csl, w,,uld not endorse such        "       " ---��������������������������� -        had  come and  winter was on  the way! ������  course  to a  friendly .sister -republic  as  than they hung out their bravest ban-!  tlint to which lie hns chosen to commit the  n'ers.   llo'pe of Unal resistance tlrey have ��������� ^.V/i,, South ,,���������,, cv.lltrl��������� America, hut  none, but they flaunt their crimson Hag    never before has the United States cotni-  *  ~ *      ,....-     tcriiiticed  a  rebellion  from  Its  very   Incep  tion. In Chili a dozen years ugo there was  a rebellion, and although the Insurgents  bad possession of irrpat of the country, the  navy, and held the principal cities, wlt'le  It administered Ihe Government, the  United Slates withheld Its recognition until then: was actually no other Government  In Chill lint  that of the revolutionists,    it  in winter's face, defiant and splendid to  the last.  It Is thus that some men meet death.  To most, death is the arch fear. It is so  stealthy, so inevitable, so romors-eluss, ils  process so distressing, its association*  ���������so sorrowful, its issues so mysterious, th t.  few carr  face it without n  tremor.    \V������ j  may seem HUe deep diplomacy to Secretary  ly pale and still as the. crowd Mirged up    His pocket phonograph will ask  with a great, outrushing breath of hor-    Her phm* "rapV-wlll*brealh������ the "  ror.   "Go quick for tho police, will you? Which  waits In Its Inside.  Yes-  Everything comes to the Man who waits.  Country Hector's Wife (engaging man-    To golrg In  the nursery  When mother goe*  to nail  on friend*.  Or to  her club,  she wnn't  Be. anxious for the children; shm  Will Ktnrt the auto-" Don't"  servant)���������And can yorr wait at dinner?  Man���������Aw, yes, mum;  I'm   never  that  hoongry but 1 can wait lill you've done.  At  the   Photographer's.  "Have T the pls-irsrint expression you  need?" (Voice from under the cloth) ���������  Per.'ecUy, sir. "Then let her go quick,  (jovernor; it lirrrl.s my face."���������"Ufe."  And   hasten  on serene.  And knowing that she may rely  Upon  tho spank machlno.  When  father   'omes In  much  too Into  He'll  stunt)  e  on   tho stair,  And   hear a   torso   "flow camo you so?'  Come  megaphoning  there.  And   nfter  while   tills   life   will   bo  Without.  11   thing   tn  do���������  Somo ono will' make a grand machine  To press tiro buttons, ton.  ���������Chicago "Tribune."  A  Poor Firlierman.  Deduction.  "I'll never go h.-iiiiag with that, lunkhead, Smith, agniii." "Didn't catch anything, elt?" "Xo; inid I (IriHri'l sny 1  caught niivtliin?. for fear that ho will  tclL.Llic uiiliual���������itai il.."���������Kx.  Miss Cut  tic?    Chnll,  Miss   Cutliii:;���������  only   lii'lii'veil  stand.���������".Indue.  --Tlron you ure an ngnov  nrrlllieil���������( never said so.  -No; lull, you said you  what   you   could   nnder-  cannot withhold a measure of admiration from one who can meet it undismayed. Hut one may admire without envying. Whether wc shall only admire  or also covet the spirit of one who can  defy death depends upon what underlies  the defiance. A eournjje without hope, a  valor only of desperation���������these may ho  admired, but they arc not to be envied.  Take Henley's well-known  verses:  " Beyond this place of wrath and tears  I.ooms but the horror of the shade.  And yet the menace of the years  Kinds  arrd  shall   find  mu  undismayed.  '" It   matters not how strait  tho gate.  How   charged   with   punishments   the  scroll.  I  nm   the  master   of  rny   fate,  1 am  tin- captain of my soul."  The ring of these lines may stir one's  Mood, htrt rro one would covet the spirit  of godle-n Iriiculerico which thev breathe.  firowning's (leliaiier* ..of death Is verv!  (lifterent. Tfe-rrlso is a fighter, and does  not shrink from "One figlit more, the'  beat and the lastI" Hut his-courage is  backed by faith:  " For sudden the worst turns the best lo  tho brave,  Tne  blnck minute's at end.  And the elements* rage, the fiind voices  that rave,  Shall dwindle, shall tr'end,  Shall change, shall become first a peace  out  of  pain.  Then a light, then  thy breast.  O   thou   soul   of   my     oul!   I   shall   clasp  thee again.  And with God  ' ���������"' '.*'  ���������The  " Presbyterian."  all is laid bare, let Congress and Lie : the incubators stand ready to receive weak-  &^;d2Cna������cto 'I * I***-'   Meanwhile.   In  complice with  ley beside which the Walker filibusters j Dutch law, the father had the.birth of a  appear  Ulis  Christian  statesmen." son   registered,   and   (lie   child   was  glvjn  The   Kow -Yurk    American :���������"President I  .. ���������_���������,,   ���������#   i,*..i,,f.i.������������������-   nornrti,,.    th,o*p  Roosevelt's act has not even the excuse of j the name of -'"���������"'*-''���������'' Gerardus, there  emergency to Justify it. Congress meets ��������� and then. At tlte hospital a receipt was  dav after tomorrow, and so absolute a taken for the baby buy, untl lie was put  reversal   of   our   traditional   policy   mrght    into one of  the   iiiciihttnrs.    Some  weeks  ��������� - -   -     -  ���������    ---������������������   ���������������������������    ���������������������������    ������������������������������������   ���������"ee  lie-  Iso  when  lie went lo  feloh Ills son to have a  baby girl thrust   Into  Mo itrins.    Tire hoa-  {iltnl nurse declared some mistake hud  reen made by the parents. The parents,  nurse and other witnesses declared the  mistake wns on the part of the hospital  authorities. The bahy Rtr! was not wanted by thc parent- of the missing baby hoy,  and nobody else owned her. The father  took proceedings riRiilnst the Mayor of Ihe  citv, and claimed two hundred and forty  pounds damage for ills lost son. During  tin- time the child was In the Incubator  the outside of tbe machine wns paluted,  and according to thc plaintiff's advocate,  the cards on which are written the particulars regarding the Inmates were mixed up.  There have .been scores of revo-  Hny to have produced the present situation  In the Isthmus, but Americans who ur"  jenluus of tlte horror of this country will  have another and less complimentary term  for It. Those who remember how thc Federal Government and the people of the  north felt toward England when she allowed lhe Alabama to be built and unite!  and turned over to the Confederates can  appreciate how the Colombians must rrow  regard tills country. We were able to ex-  nct payment of millions from England for  the injury done us when she rihl. ���������! the  secession movement. Colombia will hardly have that mince, lint from this time no  country of'South or Central America will  have faith in the protestations of friend-  shlp rn.-ide by the fjrrut republic of the  north.*'  The New York World :���������"There Is thus  set up, priiclleally by the United Stales, a  nation of the area of Maine and of *'(J0,tKj.j  people���������a nation smaller and more vulnerable by Ils position than any other  Central or Smith American State, yet hold-  lrri: potentially Hie most important coni-  nterciitl and military point on the continent, subject fo large transit, rights coir-  firmed to the United Srales by treaty. l-*or  srrelt 11 power so situated unaided to irnilii-  Inlir Its Independence would be Impossible.  And the peculiar position of orrr country  as Its fole protector wiil present to 11 certain type of official tirlird rr constant  temptation to further territorial ag'.'ran-  ���������llrscinciit of '.lie sort that has already -0  disastrously Involved the corrrrtrv In the  I'nelflc.*'  Tlie Xew York Times holds tlrnt the  Spooner act 0/ 1902 "directed what the  President should do in caso he s.'ioulrt  be 'unable to obtain for the United States  the control of the necessary territory of  the .RfpuMIe of Colombia and the rlglrtF  mentioned tiding (he rights required for  construction and -naintenance) within .1  reasonable time and upon reasonable  terms. Jit: must then proceed to trecure  the necessary* riglrta from Nicaragua and  Piano-making in Germany.  According to a United States Consul, the  manufacture of pianos In Germany has  reached a state of perfection attained by  no other nation. Admitting tbat ln other  countries particular Drnis produce Instruments which In every respect are equal to  the beBt German make. It Is claimed that  as an Industry. conslderlnK the number of  factories und the trlrih exports to nearly  every country In the world, the manufae-  tttrers of tlte German Empire nre a long  distance In advance Of all.their,rivals. In  spile of the enormous sale of pltnros every  year within lire limits of the empire, the  manufacturers are dependent upon the  markets of foreign countries for the sale  of fully one-half of the number produced.  The success of the German plrrrios ls due  to the fact that tlrey ure cheap, comparatively speaking. Two hundred and lifty  dollars (say fSO) will buy a very fine upright piano lu Gei mnnv. The construction  Is always notice with the latest art d������-  slcrts. special attention being paid to tlm.  woodwork. The.* trot only present an ele-  pant appearance, hut are solid and durable.  Theie are -l'ln p!,:iro fttetorles In Germany,  which manufacture SO.OOO instruments annually. One liuirilr'.'il uud forty ��������� factories  are located In I'.erlin. twenty-seven In  Stuttgart, tivertlvtiito in Dresden, Blxlcen  tn Leipzig, fifteen In lliiiiiliin-K. ten In  I.clgnltz. nine In Zeltz. while the rest aru  loci ted in tJivs'len. Munich, Halle nri-l  nrnnswiek. During llio past twenty years.,  the export of te.'tilv-iiinde pianos itttd l"lr<H  has lncreaseil from Sl.tKHl.trOO to .5C.110.0(10.  Great Drier.in 1" at present Germany's hi'Hi  customer, having over -10 per cent, of tiie  total export-. I'revlnta'.ly to l's.10 Ari'i'ii-  tinn was the best liirii'V.ct for German  pianos, especially for I'msn ninde ln Hallo.  Australia Is also a chief market. i*t~ tr*x^-iKenm'rfaaaa������KK9XtS  H-  The "Supreme Master ef the  ~ (Short Story."  This title, according to Mr. T. Jt. Par-  rott, belongs to Guy de Maupassant,  of whom, he tolls us, no formal biography has appeared in the ten years that  have elapsed since his death. After statr  ing that the short story, as it ia au  present understo-'d in France, is the pro"-  duct   of   a   French   poet's   aei'uaintiinee  The Unpopularity of Whiskers    o  Commenting on the fact that Governor Alexander Monroe Dockery has  just divested his- countenance of a  celebrated and almost immortal set  of whiskers, the Now York "Sun"  says: "The twentieth century is beginning somewhat as the nineteenth  century began, though, of course, not so  strictly and universally smooth, but it is  doubtful if it will run parallel through all  with and"trViulalion"oVthe'wo7kr'ori! !.^_^u^Ifct*rf._Y_^_lls..*fr?���������^?,s_d05:,.J?11"*  Edgar Allan Coe, .Mr. l'arrott admits  that, on the other hand, "there is no  -writer living or dead who exercises a  more profound and stimulating inlluence  upon contemporary American short-story  ���������writers than the greatest master of the  conte in France, that clear-sighted, sure-  handed, cynical, unhappy artist, Guy do  Maupassant." Of his tales we read* (in  the "Booklovers' Magazine," Philadelphia) :  "Through them nil flows the same spir.  It, masculine, materialistic, humorous,  keenly sensitive to all the beauties of  nature, bitterly contemptuous of all the  basenesses of man, vibrating between an  almost animal enjoyment of sensual  pleasures and a morbid and abnormal, if  hardly mystic, obsession of the horror  of the Buprasensual and the unknown.   ,  "His   master  was  his  old  friend  and  fodfather,   Flaubert,   the     founder     ln  ranee of- the realistic novel, the minute  ���������nd laborious psychological analyst, the  ��������� martyr of the written phrase. Flaubert'i  theories of composition are well-known,  ���������s is the prolonged agony which attended hla putting those theories into practice.    But to  the strong, confident and  restless    youth  he  proved  the  best   of  masters.    Flaubert   taught   his   disciple  that talent was, after all, the art of taking infinite pains in unwearied patience,  that every  individual   thing  or   person  JF*������, in truth, an individual and not a  ner*  member   of   a   certain   class,   and  that 'whatever be the thing one wishes  to say, there is but one noun to expfesu  it, one verb to give it life, one adjective  to qualify it.'    Above all, he held him  ���������back  from  premature ' publication.'   For  ���������even years Maupassant served his apprenticeship, writing verses, stories, novels,  even   a   'detestable   drama,'   all   ot  ���������Which were flrBt submitted to the master  and then committed to the Hames.   Small  wonder   then   that   when     Maupassant  made his debut he dazzled the public like  t Minerva sprung  full-armed   from  the  head of Jupiter.    Small wonder, either,  that   he   acknowledged   throughout   his  life the lasting debt he owed his teacher.  "Maupassant ha; sometimes been  described as carrying  the art of Flaubert  to  its  highest  pitch  of  perfection,  but  this is a most uncritical view.    We cart  ,4only   regard   Maupassant   a?   surpassing*  his master when  we place the-technical  skill of such performers a3 Sarnsate and  ���������Rosenthal  nbove  the  creative genius  o:  "Mozart and  Beethoven.    It is, after all.  only'the'technique, of  an art that  can  be   transmitted; from   master   to   pupil.  Maupassant's vigorous talent and persevering study ended in giving hiru such a  command of his  master's  methods that  he attained with ease and swiitness effects   that   Flaubert   accomplished   only  after long toil and agonizing effort.   Yet  Flaubert's four novels, produced at long  intervals during a period' of nearly thirty  years,' occupy   a  place  in   literature  far above the  twenty-seven volumes of  Maupassant,  turned  out at an average  rate of two or more a year.   .   .   ."  As tb the subject matter of many of  bin stories, Sir. Parrott reminds ui that  Maupassant found "a tradition of indecency resdy made to his hand," anj  neither his temperament nor the circumstances of hit life disposed him to break  free from this tradition. But the wrilei  goes on to say:  "It U Hot, I think, on the score of im-  snorality that the permanent deduction!  from Maupassant's reputation will hare  to be made before his fame i������ aecure,  but rather on the ground that in come  quence ef hit theory that in art the subject was nothing and the style was all,  fcs too ���������--���������������* squandered the resources ol  his superb tccujiiuufs upon utterly trivia)  .and unworthy iubjects."  ��������� To quote again, on the subject of hi'  Vmitauona and characteristic* as a writ-  ������r:  "He was at bottom not a thiuker, nor  :.. an analyst, but an observer; and when  -tie quitted hi* own field, the transcription of observations and experiences, for  a reason where the main interest lay in  tbe hidden causes of things, his powers  failed him; he became diffuse, uncertain;  and  at times almost dull.   .   .   .  "His ehief characteristics aa a writer  ������f short stories are, it seems to me, versatility in choice of subjects,' clearness  in presentation, an cosy-mastery of inci-  -dent and character, and an almost  .unique power of isolating and individualizing hia scenes and figures ao as to  ^���������naka^them^a* j������ jvere.jBtand out front,  tbe canvas. "He has a~tfick7~for^it^ia  -nothing more, of framing his stories in  .a setting which tends, usually by con- |  trast, to bring ont and heighten their ef-  ���������feet. For instance, the gruesome story  ���������of 'La Mare Sauvage' gain* in horror  from its contrast to the dainty bit of  nature worship which'introduces it.  "The one dominant and persistent note  in Maupassant's work U his pessimism.  It eomes like a cloud between the tun and  "tbe world of men, and straightway: all  man's deeds and dreams and desires  .grow dark and repulsive.''  were no mustaches, rro beards, when the  nineteenth century dawned.    Side whiskers began to curl am! sprout before it  had run far in its course, and they grew  bolder  after  a   time  and   encircled   tha  throat and chirr, leaving bare the uppei  lip.   The lip was submerged about 1800,  nnd in the later years of destruction was  last to yield to tire assaults of the barber.    The human countenance began to  exhibit itself  again  not  long  after -tho  war, and   from  that  time down  to the  very recent past the  unsupported mustache   was  tlte   prevailing anode.     Now  fashion isi changrng again, so  that tho  young  men  are    commonly   completely  shaved, and  tlieir fathers nave covered  lips.     The  youth   of   to-day   have   the  weight of civilized precedent with them.  An examination of the family albums of  the last four centuries will demonstrate  that the urrwhiskered have had by far  the better of it.   For nearly two hnndred  years of  that time   tiro beard was not  permitted to sprout.   A great deal of encouragement  for  the shaven but ambitious young man may be found in thc  Presidency of the United States.    From  the beginning with Washington down to  Lincoln's time whiskers found lodgment  in  the. White House  only  three  times,  and in every case they were ol the remote variety known as sideboards, which  offered  no   considerable  obstruction  to  the observation of  the faces to which  they were linked.   Jolin'Quincy Adams  presented a stubborn pair, Martin Van  Buren's were amiable in their moods, and  Zaehary Taylor's were evidently the unobtrusive expression of a fancy for trimmings.   Lincoln inaugurated the bcardea  era,   which   was   carried   on  by   Grant,  Hayes, Garfield,    Arthur     (with    Dundrearys),  and Harrison, though   Harri-'  son yielded not a little of his expanse  before he retired from office.   Cleveland  was the first miistached  President. and  Roosevelt   the  second,   while  MoKinley  preserved  the  tradition  of the smooth  face.  ���������., i^.'.c t>    iy.,-. -a-    ?s. /**-< / *sj  . vs ��������� ���������*��������� ^ss<s_ v&yi  i *  *".   /��������� ^   iL'-,'���������l  Already Provided.  A certain'small village,.far removed  from the noise arrd hustle of commerce)  boasts a female preacher, and the lady's  duties are many. Orre day she may, vi-ril  the sick, another attend a funeral, and  the next baptize a btrby. One afternoon  she was preparing ' the. sermon for the  following Sabbath when she heard n  timid knock at tire parsonage door. Answering the summons she found: a .-bashful young Gentian standing? on the step  and twirling his straw hat in his liands.  "Good afternoon!" the proaclieresa remarked.   "What do you w.ish?"  "Dey say der minister lifed in. Ait  house, hev."'  "Yes, sir."  "Yess? Veil, I vant me to kit mer  riet."   ���������  "All right; I can marry you," she said  The lady's hair is beginning to silver,  and the German glanced at it. Then he  jammed his-hat on his head and.liurrici*  down the path. "Wiiat'a the matter''  she called after him.  "You gits no chance mit me," he call* -  hack. - "I don't vant you; I haf got me  a-r'rl alreaty."���������"Modern Society/'  THE  GOOD OLD WINTER TIME.  A Lesson in Tact.  A few weeks ago, say* James MacA:  thur in "Harper'* Weekly," I quote,  some passages in these columns from i  correspondence between the Browning-  in the days of their early acquaintance  on Carlyle'* strong dislike of poetry. 1  have just heard of a new atory on tht  tame theme which is told by Profesaoi  Goldwin Smith. It appears that Professor Smith, was ance a visitor with Car  lyla at Lady Aahlrurton'a home wher-  Tennyson waa one of tha cirola at "Tli.  Orange." Tennyson ��������� was asked to res'1  one of hia own poems aloud, but, to th'  surprise and disappointment of his gerr  lie nostesa and her company, he refuser*-  ���������a thing he waa never apt to do. Look  ing across the room, Profeiaor Smith saw  the cause bf the difficulty. Close to Ten  nyson aat Carlyle, who wa* wont t<  maks a universal lwesp of poetry in it-  relation to common aetrsa when, aroused  by tho proximity of the Muse. Professor Smith, devoting himself to the pub-  He good, and, we may add, in courteous  consideration of his no������te������������, croased the  room, and invited Carlyle to take a  -stroll Jn^th&gr.o.undji.^J^e^a^e^aeceptej^:  the invitation, and, during the stroll, the  poet brought off hi* reading.  Ingenious.  The French papers tell of a thrifty  Parisian who has hit upon .a new ayatem  ���������of safety deposit. A visit .wae recently  ���������made to a police station in the Faubourg  JMonmartre by a M. Samuel V., who oame  to claim a parcel of jewels which he had  lost a month previously, valued at 300,-  000 francs. The commissary consulted  his register. M. V.'s jewels had been  ���������found and taken to the station by M.  ���������Leon B. "It is very curious," said an  .employee, "these same jewels were lost on  the enure date last year, and brought  ���������here by a M. Leon D., and claimed a  ���������Month afterward by Jt. Samuel V." "It  !ls very curious I Too curious!" said tho  ���������commissary; "explain this strange coincidence." After a *w:glit hesitation, M.  Samuel V. explained that, being afraid  ���������of burglars while "way for a month's  'holiday, he thought It would bo difficult,  vto find a more secure place to put tlrem.  ���������>. 'Arry Puts 'em Right  Tire   "Daily   Chronicle". Toccntly   srrg-  festnd thnt the plural of rhinoceros is a  isprrted point.. 'Arry writes: "Wliat'0.  ���������Mr. P., 'dUputod?'���������not a hit. Any Uid;  idy as 'as 'ad 'nrf an oildlciitiorr knows  iwhat the plural of ''oss' is, don't, lie!  ���������*Nb matter its to its boln' spelt ' 'oil or  *"oss.' Plural anywuy "osscs." 'Utis-'os'  ���������'Biis-'osies.' ' Uhlnoccr-os'���������'Khinocer-  osscs.' Tlnrt's ris rilaiii uu an 'uysluck,  ain't it?   Yours, 'Arry."  Good Listening.  Good tnlkint; 'is largely dependent  on "good hearing." The fact that a  man la able to do hi* mental power* the  justice  of  brilliant expression  may  be  due to the presence of some  receptive    ti> vwl������������������ ,���������...... .,  w^'J^^l^JVi}!^..^^^^^:! recent diMjrcditioii ii������s"K-Ivcn"jt"n"very  DickeatB Holds Kis Own.  Does Dickens, it isi often-asked, really  kold his own against the flood of modern  stories which pours' into the shope  of the booksellers? Messrs. Chap,  man & Hall, his old London publishers, have been looking into their  ���������ninny years past these have averaged  considerably -over a quarter of a, million  copies annually, and that so "far fronr  there being any dec-line, the intcreat in  Dickens and the consequent sales of his  works are increasing every year. It  would appear that the difference in tho  individual, aales of Dickens's books is  remarkably small, especially when on������  thinks of the lonj list of them. Th*  least popular ia the "Child's History of  England," and, as might be supposed)  the standing favorite is '-Pickwick. During ,,the past threo' years, however, there  .has been:a gT������at increase in ths sale'of  ths "Tate of Two Cities"���������ao much ao  that R would come first by. many copies  "for those particular yean.. No doubt  thia is moatly due to the success of Mr.  Martin Harvey's play, "Tlie Only Wav."  While this piece���������tbe story dramatized���������  was being performed in London there  waa a brisk demand daily for the book.  Next to "Pickwick," tho permanent fa-  Torite, judged by circulation, is "David  Copsarfield," and. indeed, there is not  much to ohooae between'1'the' two. From  them there is a rather considerable drop  to "Oliver Twist" and the "Old Curiosity  Shop," the sale* of which have differed  from each other only to the extent of  three hundred copies.  Three other stories which may be  ranked together are "Nicholas Nickfebv,"  "Dombey and Son" and "Bleak House."  "Little Dorrit" and "Our Mutual Friend"  come along in company with "Martin  Chuzriewit," nnd the Christmas books  not far behind. "Martin Chnzzlewit" is  an illustration of the slightnces of vi-  ci-Mttuds t!rat; Dickens's books have  shown. When it was published lie declared that it wit, a hundred times the  hr*������t thing he had done. But somehow  the original stiles were quite disappoirrt-  in>+; arul JJielcens iras rc-.slly anxious a������  to~wlretlier_t'n<rirVadihg-pub!ic-iwa������i-noti  forsaking liim. Kvery year it improved  its po'ition, and il that were to be estimated on its whole sales���������and not on  thoae of tire past three years only���������it  would probably come nest to "Pickwick'*  and "David Cbpjwrflcld."' In his recent,  article on Dicki ns*. Mr. Swinburne declared that'"Itreat. Expectations" whp  perhsps the b-sl of hi- novels. On stiles  rt conies fourteenth in  thc list, but the  oenefactions; for it ever ri man nart r  son after his own pattern���������mind and  heart���������he has. "John-J). Rockefeller, jr..  is a chip of thc old block." continues the  writer. "He is accessible. , lie has ������.  pleasant manner. Tic goes to his office  in the Standard Oil RuiSding every day  when he is in New York, lie works hard  and regularly, liut there is the Rockefeller sphinx-like method in all that hc  does, lie hold.s his father in great respect���������in reverence, in fact. He has the  same church creed.��������� ���������:, lie ''maintains and  conducts a large Bible class���������with sincerity und a good de.'il of zeal. He keep?  'rimuelf informed of.,the..management' b!  the great Rockcfillnr interests, benefactions, and all.: He is a iti-.in of thetume  simple tastes and quiet life, and of few  diversions. Yachts arid great social di������-  play���������he.has none of them. He is tht  heir presumptive who is most seriously  training himself for his 4;feat responsi-  WUtlas and duties."  Wits may clash to the point of iieufeirln^  themselves. Tire sympathetic and silent  listener is the buller between.  Buskin is Enid to have been excellent  company. Ue.spoke in a tone of "gentle  and playful crirneslne-s." He had floods  of thought and knowledge to pour forth,  if only he could get tire right hearers.  But there, were the barren occasions  when listeners were absent.  One day a friend gave a little dinner  for him. Doctor "Jowett and Dean Stanley. But no sooner had the dinner begun than the host realized his mistake.  He had provided no setting for his jewels, no junior men us hearers. "Tliey  wanted to meet one another," he snid.  "It should have gone oil* brilliantly, but  'the soup came,and the fish followed,and  they-Binrply would not talk. At Inst I  said some stupid tiring to Stanley, about  the architecture of Westminster Abbey,  and that drew Ruskin and started us all  off. Then rrtl went well. But I shall  never make the same mistake again."  A True   Portrait  Tho widow was taking her flrat loo"k  at the bust of hor beloved husb.ind.  The clay was still damp. "Pray examine  it well,* madam", snid the sculptor. "If  there is nnyllring wrong I can alter it."  Tlte widow looked al it with u mixture of sorrow and satisfaction.  "It is just like ltim" she suid "a perfect portrait���������Iris lnrjc nose���������the sign  of goodncs'i." Here she burst into tears.'  "lie was so goodl Make the nose a  little larger!"  large vogue with the public. Generally  speaking, the public demand for individual novels by Dickens is in harmony  with the verdicts Which literary opinion  has pronounced upon thenr. In other  words, the books of his which the literary critics have exalted are also roost  bought by thc public.  Long Deferred Explanation.  Years afterward the man who refused  ''ie anesthetic and called for his violin,  which he played without missing a note  while the surgeons were sawing his leg  ���������iff, was ijpcauing of the incident to a  friend.  "I got a good deal of a reputation for  bravery out of tire affair," he said, "and  the papers all played me up as a hero,  "int. 1 wasn't anything of the sort. I was  tfrnid of chloroform., and at first 1  '.hought I'd keep the leg and take the  -nances. Then, all at once, I thought  of my fiddle. You never heard me ptay  the nddie, did youi"  "No. I never di,' "  "Well, that made the surgical operation jusi riolai:l;J ,         _   .  could stand my iidd'tnt.' could stand anything."���������Chicago   "Tribune.''  Ths Sultan's Press Agent  Abdul Hamid, Sttlta-n of Turkey, ba-  Hsve* tbat he needs a competent torsos  agent, so he has engaged Joseph. E. Mor-  oombs of Cedar Bapids, Is., to sot in  that capacitv. Moreom.be was picked up  by Chekib Bey, the Turkish minister,  who was attracted by Morcocmbe's -rigor-  ou* reports from De* Moines during the  recent political convention. The Sultan  think* he is getting the worst of it in  International diplomacy on account of.  the alert and complete methods of th*  Western nations in making their side Oil  the story public. In view of tbe fact  that American newspaper men are always at the front, Abdul Hamid sent instructions to Chekib Bey to seleOt a  Sood man and send him over. It will bs>  (orcouibe's duty to issue all official  statements of affairs? in the Turkish Empire, particularly -troubles in which foreigners are involved. He will also oenaor  all press matter sent from Turkey.  Do you catch cold easily?  Does the cold hang on i    Try  iShiloh's  Consumption  CHI*������    Tha Lung Tonic-  It cures th* most atubbarn klad  off cough* and oalda.  If It doesn't crura you,  jroar aisasy will bo i^imdasl  Prlcsa 8Be:,''"Mt. Md ttM  ������.C WBIXt a CO.  T<nM������,Cu. L-dU-f.sT.Y.      1  Through  Darkest Africa in a Train de  Luxe.  Scene���������-Platform of suburban station.  Small crowd looking out for the King  Edward's Special, due to pa������s tlirough  on its way to Port Victoria.  City Man���������What's it all about?  Porter (with knowing wink)-���������Dook o  Ijaricaster going through  directly, sir  City Man;���������Never heard of anyhodt  with that name!  Porter���������Well, 'e calls 'imself the Dool  o' Lancaster, but it's reelly the Kiiif  travelling in Congo���������"Punch."  Of AncientPcdigree.  Richard's Title.  u*������  of  titles  is becoming mora'  and moro common in the transaction of  The  "\Dh, ye������," she said, proudly, "we car  trace our ancestry back to���������to���������. - Well  I.don't know' where, but we've been de  scending for centuries.  Ch_eap, not Nasty^  "Restaurant   Manager���������Do   you   thin**-  corporation-business, says the "Eleptrioal    we  can give a  respectable  table  d'hoU  Review." One man of'affairs had this  brought to hia notice the other day ia  an unusual manner, 1  fie found on his desk a memorandum  that a certain mnn had called to see him,|  and had left word that he would return'  later.     The    information    wav   signed,:  "Bichard Ktrrerson, 0.11."   . I  "Who is Richard Kmerson?" asked ths  gentleman of his clerk.  "Richard KmeiKonf  Kit-hard���������why, it's  Dick."  "And what does *0.1V stand for!"  "Ollice hov."  dinner for one dollar?  Proprietor���������We'd better make it twe  dollars. Then we'll know it won't be re  spectable.���������"Town Topics."  Unkind.  Algy���������Owacc has a hnhwid father.  vVlren I aivsked lrinr for her hand I said:  "Love for your daughter has dwiven me  hawf cwnzy."  ('holly���������Arrd then, dealt boy?  "Therr the old hwtife said: 'Has, ������h?  Well,'who completed, the job?'"  (Maud���������I drove 'way over there to get  him and  then  he  wns gone!  Alice���������He couldn't have "seen you coining, could lie, dear?  Kins Rockefeller II.  An anon vinous writer in the Iloston  ���������'Transcript'" declares that Oolrn D.  I.ockefelkr's den fir would make no grea-.  liffcrcnce  as  reg.'.rdi  thc  future  of  Mr  Results from common soaps:  eczema, coarse hands, ragged  clothes,  shrunken   flannels  SOUGHT  Soap  A Little Previous.  "Well," said the ������loctor, "how do yor.  feel to-day?" "Oh, doctor," replied the  patient, wearily, "1 anr snlTering the toT-  ment* of the damned." "What! Already?" enquired the doctor, pleasantly  ���������Chicago "Post."  Remarkable.  "Ves, sir," snid the new benedict, Tn  got a remarkable  wife.    She can  cook  and play the piano with equal facility."  "The ideal   Where did she ever leai-r  to cook a piano?"���������Philadelphia "Prces,"  ��������� ���������       ������������������^  Has Last Say.  "Say, pa," queried littlo Billy Bloo  humper,   what's an echo?"  "An echo, my son," replied -the old  man with a sigh long drawn out, "is thi.  only thing that cair llimllarn a woman  out of the last word."���������"Lyre."  Little 0",ro���������raw, what is a elrnmbe;  of  horrors?     Fanner   Hontovcr���������Wa-al  good land, Ozzie!    Don't you know what  . vour maw's spare bedroom looks like?���������  flannels.' H'uck."  More than forty per cent., of the pooplt  of Grent Britain could not write their  names when Queen Victoria nscended the  throne. Kow only seven per cent, are in  that condition.  REDUCES  EXPKN,S-e  Ask for the Octagon Bar ���������>���������  Use Lever's Dry Soap (a j,ow(ler*> to  wash woolens and flannels,���������you'll like  it. ���������*.-  The Brother as a Chaperon.  A chaperon is a luxury not within the  Teach of all girls, and the only reaPaub-  stitute of value is a brother. But when  a brother accepts this most useful office  ire is looked upon 113 a "makeshift," and  ns a person undesirable and incompetent. Therefore, a mother takes pains  to secure for her daughter ihe companionship of almost anyone of her own  sex rather than .1 brother:  This is a gross injustice to brothers.  Any girl who has been chaperoned by her  brother will tell you that lie is the bes;  possihle person for the ollice. Any man  who has enjoyed tlte society of a young  lady urrder the chaperonage of her  brother will say the same, fit-others who  have acted as chaperons say that a man  takes to tire work quite naturally and  with plenty of confidence. In addition  to this evidence, it is common knowledge  that the chaperon dislikes her ollice, is  disliked by the young l.idy she chaperons, and by the men who would know  the young lady.  A man is liked best as a chaperon because he is broad-minded and generous.  He dors not want to lead his sister into  the moat crowded parts of the tlowcr-  .show and talk inanities to old bores;  he doesn't reprove her if she dares to  say something funny. He doesn't preserve a countenance of prim severity,  and pose as the goddess of propriety.  Neither does he take his sister into the  company of undesirable men, a=i lady  chaperons often do; hc gives ������ruch persons a wide berth, and introduces his  little sister only to those men who are  good, honest, whole-hearted fellows.  The brother chaperon can give his  sister much advice that will be of more  use to her than etiqrrette books. He  can point out the men she should not  know, and he can unhesitatingly expose  their worthleasness. He can tell her a  dozen little things that stamp the good  man ns a good man, and a dozen others  that mark the bad one for what he is.  There is no fear of a brother leading  his sister into indiscretions. That is the  last thing he would do. He takes at the  same time a lively interest in a love affair, and does his best to leave the young  couple alone together for five minutes at  intervals.  The brother chaperon is rare, because  the only one available is ho who has a  greater fondness for Hs own sister than  somebody else's.���������''Modern Society."  One of Bangs' Political Experiences  At a recent fraternity dinner'John  Keirdrick Bungs told this jitory us one ol  his political experiences, says the Xew  York "Times":  "At the time I was running for mayo:  of Yonkers I saw a laborer digging in a  trench, nnd I thought I - would try to  capture his vote. 1 went .up.to hiin and  said:  "'Hello, Pat!*  "He looked at me without recognizing  :rne, and said: 'Good niorriiir', sor.'  "I said it was a fine day and asked bim  if ho had made up his mind how he  would vote at the election.  "'Oi don't know, sor;  but wan  tiling  is sure, Oi'U not vote for tnat dahmfulo  IJaiigs.'  "'Why not?'  "'Well,' said he, "he's a swell and a  roostercrat and  a dood.'  "I explained to him at best I could  that Mr. Bangs was none of these things,  and, even if he was, it wus because'he  couldn't help it. I invited him to come  and have a drink with mc; he accepted,  and, after having taken two or three  drinks, we became very friendly. While  , be was, in a. seemingly affable mood 1  confessed that I was Bangs.  "I had.a cigar in my pocket, and as it  .was the last of a box that Robert Louia  Stevenson had sent me from Samoa, 1  prised it highly. But much as I priztd  it. I thought it well spent if I could  clinch Pat's vote with it.  1 "l asked Pat if he would smoke, ant*,  lie said he would. He took the cigar, bit  off the end, put it in his mouth, and lit  it. Then luddenly he grasped the cigar  and threw it violently to the ground.  "In astoniahment I asked*.him: "Isn't  it a good cigarf  *"Ye������, sor," he aaid, 'the seegar is  good enough, but in me excitement in  rneetia' you Oi forgot Oi nivir ���������moke.'"  On tbe Road.  Jii.-i-..- ���������'     --^*-rsitew.  Little Dorothy er.M:    =  come.  With  his deign   .'::".*  * :  reindeer thu-. r'.*.:;.  Jurst as swift a? ;'ze '���������'���������'���������  must get aw::;."  Jo take Santa CI.'.Us h  Christmas day.  I really can't tell you v.  people dwell.  Eut It must be in Fair-  know well  That in bringing such  .   many and  fine.  Our real falry-gorl-motl  yours and mine.  ere -.h2-CIs.= .'^'-rr>"r.-.  ���������ransft' ir*.s-s.-f*-  i:  XSTz'  (.'���������'���������  ts r::iist.*Jc=s"^*i;  .       >-��������� ���������  preheats;  Now when you have rrrov.n tr**r*i=i*s*.-   -  big pa*s and ma's.  If you think yourselv; ��������� wi ii ami t* " "  lieve there's no Clr.tis.  Then he'll steal past jour house t������7S -- -.;.  quiet and sly, -     ,  "-'  'And he won't leave a thint;   8a?:yc5s*;._-i;_%.  children will cry.  That's  what  my Hamma  r.aya;: sr-r 552������K" C"  know it Is true - ,    j������"  And for that very reason I tell-ft't*'-*1   'v  you; -    "*  There is no one so sad en a.brings?    %  Christmas day ��������� *  As the boy or girl Santa Claus mi-:K*sSf>.   ���������  on his way. 1     ;*.  He's a jolly old fellow, but v  '"-��������� -���������������  can be.  And no one e'er saw him hi-Ji.-"*.!-'        .'    '���������  on the tree; ,  But we all know he does 'cam:? **'���������        1'^ -  them there soon  As the first streaks of daylight. crsi*������.j>-  into the room.  And he'e awfully wise, and  ft'sr-tmssf-   --.  that he knows  "Where the good children Hve/aal-rTta    - ���������-  bad children grows:  And  he  knows  all  abuot  oas-Srsvr���������V  washed faces, '*���������"  So in making his calls he just skip^ lyj3.   - -  6uch places,  I suppose where he lives it's so e*.c2n;-r. *  '  and so white.  Thai the least speck "of dirt just glvnsAi  him  a fright; -  'And to please him, of course, you n-.n-rtn*  go off to bed  iT/lth your faces ns clean as the r-<��������� -  lows and spread. %  I don't know for sure, but   I..exreajar*  Mrs. Claus,  Hides along with St. Kick to remisS}?-'  him of flaws. _.'  Bein?, careless  Is one;' romping: latas.;-'-."  on the street; \i-  Being i rude and   unkind,    'stead   oS<-'.  thoughtful and sweet. ^  There's no"use of trying, you ccn't"f.sat---'������������������-  Mr. Claus,  For: he knows all about it���������hz's.wisgi^    -  as our pa's ". ' ,<  But he smiles when he sees ns tnrira&>.  anuxly In bed, ---  ���������Asd approvingly nods if ourrpraye^iv-  have been said. &���������;  So when morains; light dawns, tuul t'-ia*  nbjht shadows flse,  Tou can hop out of bed and  run straight to your tree,  For I'm perfectly sure 'monff  the gifts hanging there,  JTou will find a big drum and  dolls with real hair.  Jr  ������rt_������-:-  'fe, t  Swssit.   rr*   must   never   meet   and   par,  ���������strain,  'Twer* too much pain;  TO* needs must? go our Journey   through  <hU Ufa  Without much crlef or strlTs for tear ������*  walk too slow ..  im m have far lo go.  ������w*������e_t,_ you and I must never meet and  "^rw,  _   ers too much bliss;  "CCs hava to po our Journey soberly  "Without much ecstasy for fear we walh  too fast  And miss the way at lam.  "Sweet,  rou and  I must  follow  separata  ways  And pass our days  And not too much remember nor  fonret  Too   utterly,   for   yet.   remains   the   unknown  Inn  Wherein  (All our wayfaring- being past and done)  At set of *un  After the shine and raJn  We take our ease, and maybe moot again  ���������F**ord M. Hueffer, in "Outlook."  The Female Barber.  "Mo������t fellows have a fancy oSTmaid,*'  cays "David Harum" in the "Sydney  Bulletin." "My fancy is a pretty Utile  lady barber, who has to pat every common Johnny in creation under the chin,  and soap hiin with both tongue and  brush at tiie same time. It makes mt  jealou*. I visit her three tiniCB a week,  generally at slack times, and as sh*.  scrapes my face she tells me her troubles  and sometimes allows a big tear to drop  On  my nose.  "She works from S.30 to 6 on weekdays .and till 10 on Saturdays, and gets  fifteen shillings per week. * There arc  two other women in the shop���������the proprietress nnd a slave, like my little woman, who does the fc'i'.nc and gets the  same���������viz., fifteen shillings per week.  My girl reckons the hawk-eyed proprietress is a devil to get on with, and  clears ������10 a week, rihe Ilnc3 the girls  sixpence every time Ihey cut a man. My  girl loses on an average four shillings a  week at thi?. 'Unless you soon earn  enough to marry nre, I'll, bc cutting  someone's throat,' she said yesterday.  Poor little beggar! She's miserable. Took  .ier out last Sunday afternoon. Passed  two Johnnies; hoard one of'them say,  There's the little girl from the barber's  ������hop!' Felt mud, nnd would have  jumped on him���������oniy it w:i3 Sunday.  I'm only ti stripling journalist, and ns  loon as I am Me to dig rny hand ticep-  '.r into the pocket where 'Tlte 1'.*.!*;<���������; in'  teens Its money, ny 'l.idy barber fancy'  ind" I will bc wedded.   Oh, happy d.iy:"  Wonld Do In Klllirr Cikii.  Santa Claus was in a quandry.   He*v  thrust his hands into his pock.cU nmS���������  gazed despairingly at the stocking suspended In limp supplication fror*_ thur-  mantel-piece.* Then he turned it irisldctr-  out and  inspected  it.    Xext, he idly*   -  counted Its checks.    He looked at tbac-  offending stocking_ this way ;:nd  that?  =witb=gTOWlBgHref-"lie~pHlle.-l-it,- h������sr-^���������  pinched it, he turned it, he twisted it^  he  fingered lt In    every way In    aw-  agony of Indecision. When every bo-9-aV".  had  deserted  bim, he  stood offaao^/4.  reckless of discovery, puffed vigorous- -  ly upon his pipe.   And then a   brlghC-  ldea came to hla relief.       o.   .  . ��������� |  "Well." he muttered, chuckling .aSC*  his escape, "bust me If in these daisC-  I can tell whether you're a man's.ow.  a woman's, but a bicycle lump is etacsr-  to suit either way."  i**  Only ������<it 11 V.  Van  fshe���������Did you bang trn>  ���������locking?  ���������   Ten Broke���������No. my dress suit���������a  B only got $5 on It. .    , .jf;  \ ���������    -/���������.-<������*  J H������l Knor. . .   jT  ���������Willie���������Santa    Clc'is    onlr   MastC*-.  presents to good lltt'c boys. I*.  Tom (confidentially!���������Yes. but hafal.-  easily fooled.                  1   -'-'���������..*������} *4  v  :       ^  T      An lotenisilonnl (-oinplIcntloB*   ^'  "This    Christmas    any one    wou"WT  know that Bobbs was a Briton and tii������:  "wife an American." i;  "For what reason?"  ���������They're having a sealskin dispotv  end they can't even settle it by arbl-r*  uatlou." -     j:  .   . . ������������������- . ' 'fe ������������������  T.-nclcy Kfcijie. '   *  Wrs. Upjohn���������It was about ?5o W  raised for the poor of our parish*-  wasn't   it? *        -������;���������  Mrs. Kighsee���������It wrs $65 exactly.  Mrs. Upjohn���������My hivband told mm  this morning that ne-irly half of ie  was donated by a goi'-'.-.-.atnre-l sort of-  fellow who gambles, lie won it at  cards, and turned It over to our fund. I.  Mrs. Kighsee���������Weil, I'm tlir.nktuL  we didn't find it out till the monojj  was all deposed of.~ChicBgo Trlbuncv:  m *=S*sS,=s'^'^*???S^*-^s-^^\i  Goods Must be Turned Into Gash  See Our Remnant and Bargain Counter  'si'tP  -aV/ii.  ���������::���������-���������  ?*Yv-*  ytii't.  ���������-.2���������  ''ioS  ������&  %-^  $&-  iii.::x  2&'-k.  ���������>>(i5*  ->Wi '  ,^Yv?  -jMrk  ?-s-������-  *-**/Y-S*  ������)Jic  T|'\s"  o-V-i*c-  ������%  '-tt.**-  JtSAfe-  ^.'s-C  '/p.**  ��������� ���������-"������ ' -' ' -���������-s^-xr-y-71  DRESS GOODS  Ends of Dress Goods, .:���������, 4 and 5 yards  at half price, $1.50 per yd., now 75c.  $1, now 50c 50c   now  25c. per yd.  Ends   of   Blouse   Silks,    regular   1.25,   now 50c.  Ends of Japanese    Washing   Silks,   regular  price 50c. now 25c.  Ends of French All-Wool   Flannels,   regular  50c. now 25c.  Ends Fancy   Blouse   Lengths   in   Costumes,     a  gular 75c. now 40c. \\  Ends of Wrapper-cues, regular   i.">c.   now  Sc.  Fancy Collars and Ties at half price.  Ladies' Top Skirts $3, now $2. $4 now $2.50  6.50 now 4.00.     9.00 now 6.00.     12.00 now 9.00.  Ladies'Jackets and Golf Capes at half  price.  6 00 at 3 00    S 00 at 4 00     10 00 at 5 00.  Ladies' Furs at half the regular price.  T^*3s^-TOTtssss^1^rrT.ff^ryfsA,l|ff ,,M,pL.. frBB,jy^sar-i,-TT,*na  28 Per  Cent.  Discount On  re  Just to start our  Dressmaking'  Department wc make this offer  LADIES OF  REVELSTOKE  ��������� Wi; hnve much pleasure in  recoinmendine; In you MRS.  A. SHOOK, who'will take  charge (if inn.* Dressiniikinij*  Department,   nnd   nny   work  flltl'USts'l.  ttl  lll'f will   lie tlll'llt'll  out to your satisfaction.  ALL AVOlllv GUAI.AXTKKD.  ai&js&GsaiarrrTtTtwramwmmp'BB  0k  ^'(���������Jr-  '/(V>  ������-$&  s**^  White Blankets   at   Sale   price.     50   pair  of    |jj    $j'k   * ' *    S������  BLANKETS  grey blankets.     Regular 3.50 now 2.50  Bed Comforters   3.00   now   2.25.    4.50   now  3-5o.  8  MILLINI  One only 9 00 hat for 4 00. One only 7 50  hat for 3 00. Four only Ready-to-Wear Hats,  regular 3 00 and 4 00 for 2 00.  MEI'B   GOODS  50 Ties, now 25c. Fleece Lined Underwear  1 00. 35 Men's Navy Blue' Flannel Shirts,  Sale price 65c. Overcoats 12 00 now S 00; 9 50  now 6 00  ���������St,'.!*'  "S^C  %'p  ,^^asaayqjr-sa'-(ytytrr^Ttir^'-^-irfflgMi  *%tytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytyi  *' JA(D0NAID & F  4 r**ui  You will get a Pointer from anyone who has once    ty  visited our Store. " ty  ty  ���������A  rhat the prices and quality of our goods cannot be     ������  **?>  ty  f  4'r  ������*-.     beaten  is an assured fact. ^fa.  ty Tliey arc one and all our best advertisers. .������&  # ty  -^ G-ums m asid see whal:  wc can1 do for   A  ty   you in iwih Qmeertes and Gents' Furnishings   ty  We have a few special lines in thc latter. ty  Drygoods  Merchants  Drygoods  SVlercSiants  s>JAfe.  0k  ���������^Yv*-  We are Making* a 20;. Per Cent, Discount on Dress Goods.  AND VALSSES  AT THE LOWEST PRICES IN B. C.  ty-  M-cbOHAiD & morihiii,. first mm  'tytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytyty'ty tyty  ������.0O*������.������**0*.****������**O*****  '.*.       " ���������  9  FOR  fountdiii Syringes  ��������� Hot--Water Bottles  Atomizers  Z GO TO THI. J  .���������   ��������� "e  Z   Casmda Drug %  *   and Book Company      Z  .* . ��������� . O  .(.���������������������������temotdiKiiKKatiitDt  Coming   Events  The-, following are the attractions ul I  tlio Opera House for this month :  Feb. 10. 11, 12. iy���������"Living Canada."  Feb. 15.���������What  Happened io Jones.  Feb. Kith.���������Leap Year Dance.  Feb. 27���������Why Smith Left Home.  Born  A. Ei Kincaid, who took in lire  Golden '.Bonspiel lust week, returned  to  town   Inst   Tuesday.  ���������'���������Fine map ol* scene of operations of  the wav���������Uome in and see il.���������Hed  Cross l.li'iig Sloi-c.  Rolit. Steiss. who was injured.al  Coniaplix last, week, has recovered and  is now able lo return to work..  Baltimore, had a. $200,090,000 (ire on  Sunday.?' Acres of business property  were destroyed but rro lives were lost.  Geo. S.   McCm-ler   left   on   Tuesday  mnrn'mp"   for Nelson,  where 'lie   will  a Item! the sittings   of   tli  Court this week.  .Sacnijehs���������At Cniirary, on  Fe.b. -Itli,  " to   Mr.  arrd   .Mrs.' S.L. Saunders, a  ���������������������������ni.  LOCALISMS  :iij;-p:viiL=j!..^-Uit.t!>s-Guld-;u..  las;: week.  Bai-jrairis irr Skates at C. Ii. Hume ���������**.'  Ice '.tlltitl'j  ���������week.  started ou   tin.' river tin'.-  THe Independent Band 1ms been engaged to play at the Opera House on  Monday evening by the -'What Happened lo .limes" (Jo.  Geo. Goldsiiiil.il. the well known  miner and firospeetor of the   Lardeau.  -Mr. Cranston, malinger of "Whal.  Happened to .lories'' Co., is;in lire city  today completing ai-i-angeinents fur  the performance on .Monday night.  'There will .lie a Huvnl Scarlet Clin pl pi  meeting in tire I.O.O.F. Irall at, four  o'clock iir I he afternoon orr Lire I-llli  insl. All hrellireir are requested to be  present.  Tlie city have n gang oT men employed tin.'last few days, in opening a  passageway through the drifts th.it  ar en inula Led during I he.���������.tori utile ear Iy  part of 'l lie week.  Mv.   Justice    Drake    handed    down  Supreme (judgment in tin* Hopper v.*,. I-hinsnruir  - will case on   Saturday   l;i.-l. finding in  favor   of   .Mi-,   .fames   |Jun������miiir.    lire  di.'feirdalll with co.-N.  A'liiustea! eveiiiii-r will Ire held in  the .Methodis:, cliinch nexl .Mosrday  e\ oning under the allspices of the  Kpwor-th Lcagrre. The. besl talent in  the city will take p-.rt and a rare treat  is in score for- those attending.  has arrived at his   old   home.   Wo-it  Hartlepool.  Kngland, after a   pleasant j  trip. |     M. J. O'Brien,  who  ! three weeks ago,   by  The. i I on. K. Morikawa. Japanese  counsel at Vancouver, has leceivcd  some one hundred ;ipplicatioris fronr  Ijriti.'h .subjects in Ilrilish Columbia  'md AVinnipeg. for servic* with lhe  Japanese, ai-rny in the impending Hus-  .-ian-.Iap'inese war. Among the iiuui-  berai-etwo applications from Bevelstoke.  The Phoenix Pioneer has issired a  holiday number which gives an excellent, account, of lhe resources nnd  development of lire Boimrl.lry cormli'y.  The half-tones, which comprise, views  of Greenwood. Phoenix, Grand Forks,  the smelters and principal mines, are  very disiinet. The iniiiilie:* i= well  piinti'd all tlirough nnrl i.s a, credit to  its publisher.-'.  Fire Brigade Supper.  On Saturday  evening-  tho members  of Fire Brigade. No. 1.  held a supper, in  their hail on Front Street. Invitations  had  been extended  to  .Mayor Brown,  Chairman  of   Piie, "Water.and Light.  F.   B.   Lewis;  and   Chief oi' Police, T.  i nouncmg   the   serious   i'liru-ss   of   his j W-   Bain,  all  of whom were present,  ins      been \ f.uhpr- whicii ended in his death before j besides   the   following firemen:    Chief  transferred from lire Nelson Hardware j Ml.  (,-r,.;,.,, ri..lfh:!li his home in KIiilt- I <-  Co.'s store to the mana  Calgary stores.  Chirrf���������e New Y-:'-!!' will begin -.t mid  James Lawrence, brother  Lawrence,   of    this   eif-v.  of   W. .M.i  as  called  easl  teli-grain   an-  Mr. O'Brien rear:had.his home ir. Kingston, Out., relumed Io town l-i.-t week.  I  J. Sim  of the  Haibor Lumber i  ipson.   oime  naioor i,nmlie: r ���������-,,_,,,,_ oll   .\!���������1)(];,y  C^o.. Mrs. Simpsom nnd family returned | ,.s(-. ,.(.si(i<-irls  ar-e  on Morrday'.- No. 1. from a two mouth- \  visit to friends in Ontario  s-.tt, I'opr.l.ltf -auvtii.n- ^Ir,,.,,,,  I'r-osts in Ontario reeenllv.  ' j the e  Jlr.  Simp-| y,.u.  n nil.   t-iu^.iL-'i  ���������ciit.  Year  Tin  will  ���������T'n  next and the Chin-  brrsily pr-eparing for  n.-hei'irrg   in of   the  be   er-lebratcd  by the  Ii <;ir:iilis in Skati-s at C. ll.  Hriute A:  C'S.  E. C.  ll is ri-i'iorted ihaf. a mail arrd express  car. attached to No. 1. was destroyed  by lire "rr .Monday l.-r-f ea.-t of Calgary. !  j All the express uns lost but the mail j  I [natter vvas saved. The lire vvas due ;  In lire explosion of a lamp in ilie!  ex pre.-.- rnr, i  ^ATirnprnrr^oi���������irrn^-^n-i rrg*?-r*i--iTr,-  er's which will announce the  menc'-iiK-nl (������������������!' festivii ies  Hon. Thos. Ilr'i'iini-.iy bus refir-cd  from the .Mauilolia Legislature. .Mr.  Greeri'.vay   has   repi'i'M-uteil    the cor,-  Abrahainson, IT. Cooke, 0. M.  Field. XV. XV. Lefenux, AV. A. Nettle,  T. Steed, J. A. Stone. J. 1-1. Taylor, R.  A. Cppe.r, nnd E. Watorson.  .Mayor- Brown, on irr vita tion, took  the chair and everyone present corr-  tribuiod a speeeh or a .song. The. following     vver^i   the.    toasts:     "Army,  in   (iolden   on  Navy and Volunteer Forces-," responded lo by W. A. Nellie. "Cari.ldn. Our  Home."' responded to by C AL Field.  "Our Fire Brigade, and Chiefs," responded to by F. B. Lewis.  The Mayor, in the course of a few  stitic.'ix-y of Moiiulairi coirtinuoiisly In j ,.,.���������,���������ri.^ S1)if| ,_*,.,( wil!| thc .l8si,st!inee  tin-Manitob.i house   for- a tjua-i-lei* of a j,,,-   UlI.   (,-,.,���������,:,.ii    )���������.    would bi-tKrr the  I-'romey   wart i.nsrne-- vi-it last w.i  J. W. (ier-ovv r-etttrried on Monday  fi.-in a holiday trip lo the ea.-t. i  ���������Wnv   Bulletins   at   The   Bed Cross |  Dciir    Store,   coine   in   arid   see   the  la;.->t.  Go and .-ee ���������' AVhat Happened lo  Ji.-es* at the Opera House orr .Monday night next.  ��������� Fiction-���������regular 2."<c.   paper covered  Ifo'cM  now  15c���������7  for- -SI  at the Bed |  Cross Drug Sir ire. [  3li s. Dr. Tnylfir. of Golden, is .spending a few days in the city, the guest of  rvlis. .1. li. Si'bbald.  ��������� Cabbage, cauliflower'. lettuce, oran-  .jges.    apples,    bananas,     lemons,    new  stock at C. H, IIlime i*c Co's.  Tire '* AVhat Happened to Jones''  company will lie nt the Opera House  mi .Alonday night next.  On ,'iccoirnt of business engagements  I)r. Crrrry will not- leave town as  J'orriii'ily advertised.  . Miss   Fyfe   announces   a   .school of  diess making in connect!"!! with her  department iir C. B. Hiilire Ai.-C.ti>.  store. Ladies taught to makeup their  tuvn material.    Consultation free.  -=   cont  ^���������*/WV<*AfSArV*i/^A/V'S>r\+AfiAAr\  Dispensing of  rescnatfons  This I It'pnrtrirent of our-  business rereives our llr-sl.  arid greatest attention.  OI'K AIM  is ever lo give relief to  thesulfer'i'i-as soon as ir,  is possible for us to do so.  Our  Ispensdtory  i-'lei  (.���������si  l.i,-gnr in  the  ���������Mm.  next.    Dumb-ion ;,���������....,���������.���������   ,������������������..'  niuiy.     Hi-   i-eprirled   that    ll"'-vill j water supply.   He prviised the pi'ompt-  , in���������i tn ine ��������� ���������ilirnti-ei' lire brigade in  ! turning out to (ires. 'The chairman of  j the I-'ire, Water and Light Committee  would iia'.i: his a.-.->i:->tance in .keeping  the brigades well equipped. He  would like to -ee a few more volunteers  now lln- cily bad such a good drill  hull and thought, he could get lire drill  Irall once a ve.'tc fora firemen'.- ball.  Stockholders Well Pleased.  A. S. Bosenberger, the mining promoter, letrrrired last evening fronr  Chicago afler an absence of four  months, says ihe Nelson Daily News.  .Air. Kosenberger is as hopefrdas ever  and is in the best of henlthand spirits.  During a, talk had with him he expressed his satisfaction at tlie manner  in which the mining- industry of the  province is progressing and seemed  particularly pleased with the gnod  results heing attairred at the mill of  the Calumet and B. C. Mining C>.  "1 have, lieen trying to do a whole  lot while I was in the east," he said,  ���������'and did-a little, brrt not as much as 1  would liked to. I have been giving  most of my atlentioii to the alfairs of  lhe Calumet & JJ. C-, and the Goldfinch mining companies. The former  is operating the Fv.-i group and lho  1,-rIter look over the assets of the  Northwest CiV. AVe havo reorganized  theall'iiirs of the Northwest since it  was taken over and now have it on ils  feel and are developing its properties.  You know what the -.Calumet & B.  C. is doing in the way of. .monthly  cleanups from its mill 'at'Camborne,  and I need not go over that portion of  the ground. Those interested hi the.  company irr the east are {particularly  well pleased with the. output of. tho  niriiuand mill, and the last cleanup of  $1.1,400 was particularly gratifying to  theirr.  "It is iny expectation to get the  same results with the mining-property  arrd plarrt which the Goldlinch company has taken over from the- Northwestern Co., and Ibis will ho as soon  as the property is on "a proper basis.  " Jloney is har-d to get irr the east  for any.hing brrt an absolutely gilt  edge proposition. The peoplo have  been fooled so much by worthless  propositions that they ' will have  no th i.ngAo.J\ o^wi f I r^rr rr yth i ng=i iwt.h e  shape of mines, except those which  are lirst class.  " IIow long will I remain in Nelsonr'  I expect that I will llnish up what I  have to do in aboul, a. month and their  I will return   to theeast."  Wc have a large number of lines which we want to  reduce. Wcwill give you a good discount on any of them.  Wc are going to make onr Show Rooms considerably larger  and wc will give yon all kinds of templing offers to help us  reduce our stock in order that wc may carry out our alterations.    ASK FOR DISCOUNT. '  Cabinet Making.  Upholstering.  REVELSTOKE  FURNITURE  STORE.  Picture Framing  SCRIPTION  MENT  Or this Store keeps i-.tee with   advanc'etl  .iicrtk'iil s'jiuncu.  Yv'E DO HOT SUBSTITUTE  lirhifr us your tioxt I-'ruscriplion ami you will be  ���������v-miviiicui-l tluU. we iio just what wu Hay.  'We stand huliiit-1 our k������u..-*(i guaranteeing tlieir  Kruslinchs and l*urity.  J".    -A..    BTJOISIHIJLjyi:   RED CROSS DRUGSTORE.  DON'T.KOllGlS'lVI'I-I E P.LAC1S. "������������������ THE SIGJf .Ol? THE KED CROSS  REVELSTOKE  *ao9******* 9*99*9���������o*9*o**********oa**aa***a*********  9 ���������     m  THE MX^KALin^MT^VlVIATTRESSr  i*i    well   ('i|ui|)|ii'(l,  every--' $  thiirtf   linndy,   arid  hence f  ~j>               we are  not   liamiierei n %  .���������                 i i>  jf              mil'woi k. <  I w. Bews, Phn. B. I  %                   DniKid-.l mul Sliitiomir. *t  S      Next Ilium, islmik.       .Vliii-ld'ii/.iii ,\vi\ <  vvvs^*vvvvv^<^vv^lVvv>���������^^^^^<^<v  The K. H. I'Mily fo. h.-is entered  action axai'Mxt four local l.-ilior leader--*  at Hull, Quehec. elaiininn; ."-CAO'iO- drnri-  ngeri for alleged lilielotiH statcrneiitH  eont-iiined in n circular issued last,  week ciillinj; on lahor unionist.s to  .-riippurt. lire .il.rikiriK pa-jrer makers in  Hull in their ell'or-ls lo secure shorter  hours.  The -slorin that **l'i-uek I In* city orr  Sa-tui'day niorriins^, lustintf for three  days, was one of the worst in the his-  toi y of the district. The (', I', ll.  wliile coriifniliilatiiif* themselves on  the mild winter- and thr success with  ���������.vliieli tlreii* trains had heen moving in  tin*, west compared with the train  service in the. east:, where lire snow  awl storms were delaying trains for  days, were oliliged to throw up their  I in nds to Kiiifj; Sf.ni'iii during Sal nrday.  Sunday and Monday Insl. Kven the  l.r- iiii from /Nirowhead eiicnrmlered a  snow hlockade for two days owinu to  the '���������(ireeli Slide" fir.'ain coiiiilii.',- ilown  and eovi'i'iiiK the track for fully IIIHUI  feet, hy from l"i lo 2ii feel of .-mow,  which look the rol.iiry aud a wini;  plow fully 21 hour's lo clean il. up.  l'*or the last few days, however, the  I ruins are again making cfood lime.  A most eiijoyahle time was spent  arid thohc present dispersed a.fc.urid-  nitrht. The supper- was doubly appreciated from the fact that, the rn'������ht  was one of the wilde.it in the history  of the town, traffic to the lower (own  lieinK pr-acl really al. a, slarnlstill; in  spite of this, however, Caterer lien-  nison braved tlie ele.inerits thus ensur  irii< the hucccss of the event.  Store Improvements  se  Monday, fell. i;tl  One night Only  J PAT. SEPT.. 1900. ���������  I R. .HOWSON & CO.,  FURNITURE  DEALERS.     I  Z  AGENTS FOR THE " OSTERMOOR " MATTRESSES. ���������  9***9*������e������*e9**o***o*****a*aa****a**aaaaaaaaaaaaaamaa  li;i.virijL;  to their'  .Messrs. Heid it Voiiiijj; ar-(  eoirsidei'iihle alleral.ions inadi  prciiiises at pi-esent and when completed will ������ive much more store space  I'm-I he display of Iheir larxe slock of  drye-oods. clolhing, hoofs arrd shoes,  millinery, ele. A slaii'way leading  from I he ma in store to the millinery  and diessinakini; depai-tiiieiil upslairs  has heen erected. J. Keriurghan i.s  (he contractor.  " Vou   will  laiiKh  till    flu  tears inn down your  cheeks.'  -New york Journal.  What Happened  to Jones."  llv (li'ii. w. Krimilliiirsl. nnl-lror ������f  'VVIiy .Smilh |,,.fi ||���������ni(..," "Tin;  WroriK .Mr- W'rlrtlit." etc.  Card of Thanks.  To the Kill tor of tlio Ukimld:  On hehalf of ihe inoiher of out- late  lameuled brother, O.-T. Ki-i(!j;l)airirr,  who was drowned in the canyon here  last spring arrd nls-o on behalf of his  brothers i wish to thank tlio citizens  oT Iteyelsloke for the hearty manner  in which Ihey supported us in our  elToi Is lo rinse a fund for his mother's,  assislanee. The sum of $115.50 was  raised on the inllle of brother Krieij;-  haurn's ride, wliieli vvas won by lit-ket  No. IU bought by .1. Lewis.  I also wish lo lliank Mi-. Liiidinark  who donated .$5 arid Jlr. lieinielt for  the numerous courtesies exlendud  to us.  J no. J. Devini*;. Seey, A.L.U. 3S-1.  and    New     York  A    London  Success.  !nti'i|in'tril liyn cdriip.lriy or Miilro-  iinlilnii players mulia- iiriiriMKuriivnt nl  Mr. (.'. I*. Wiilki-r el tin; M-jiinitici; anil  nllii'il Tlii'iitri*s.  Prices $1.00 and 75c  Kuli' nf Si.jils nl. tliu Can.-liliL llrllR  llllli llinik C.i.'s stolu.  Sin :  Opera House.  disaster to the  Ir-oipiois opera, house in Chicago, lire  wardens and inspectors have beerr  invest i.'.'.-itini^ places of amusement and  Iind iir their- reports Hurt nearly all (he  houses are safe and iu case of lire tests  several have proven that an audience  of over 1.000 could he dispersed in  three minutes. The Kevelstoke opera  house has 17 outlets in case of fire and  theatre (foers may rest assured that  the hall is safe.      " It. Tappixo.  THE EQUITABLE LIFE  $4,000,000  Profits paid Policy holders  during-; I903, which is a  larger amount ever paid in a  year by arry Insurance company and illustrates one of  the many advantages accruing to the Policy Holder  in this Great Company.  532,000,000  total payments to Policy Holdera  lust your.   Think ol the good that  rrinst result frum the distribution  ot Midi 11 iiurge sum of money.  Millions lo trlilovrn and orphans.  $.,400,000,000  Insurance irr force at the end nf  HKBI, iirntvclliig thousands of  liiinies ar the event ot the death of  the liruad winner, anil ]ii'ovrilirir;a  sure and prolltalile investment for  the depositors at the maturity of  their policies.  LEWIS   BROS.  District .Agents.

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