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 /  s*������  /  RAILWAY,  NS   JOURNAL.  Vol    XIV: NO. 38  REVELSTOKE B. C.   THURSDAY.   MARCH 24, 1904  $2 00 a Year in Advance  ^sexzssuojxrcrssssrsxsKai  *  DEPARTMENT   STORE.  Takes Place  TUESDAY -  EYENliiC  RflARCH 29  -"��������� We will be pleased to have any of the Ladies visit  Our Show Rooms. MISS WARD has returned from  the Eastern Markets where she spared neither time or  expense in gathering together a stock which we consider  complete.    All the new shapes are here.  Torpedo, Tricona, Automobile, Shepherdess,  Gainsborough, etc.  The Trimmings are exquisite in Colorings and  Effect:    Mimosa Laces, Yak Lace,,Cluny Lace.  Fruit, and Flower designs in Apliques Plumes,  Yeddah Straw, etc. Among thc Pattern Hats arc shown  some vary clever Conceits.  o '  As usual you will" find our stock of Children's and'  Bebe Hats and Bonnets well worth looking over.'  Don't Forget the Date  IS AT OUR STORE SM REVELSTOKE  For the Spring Season we are making special' preparations to sell you Shoes. We are devoting more space  than ever and have collected a stock of the ������������������" WANTED  KINDS "that is well worth your while to have a look at.  SOME NEW ONES���������  Men's Black Willow Calf Coin or Rational Toe,  McKay Sewn, will take a high polish        .        .       $4.00  'jrlpn's Vici Kid, Bulldog toe or Rational toe, made  in two widths, very light and soft. Makes a tiice and  very dressy slipe, . . . .        $4.00  - Men's Box Qilf, heavy or light soles, Rope stitch,  wide or narrow toe, any; width , . $4.00  Men's Patented Leather and French Enamel Shoes  of Oxfords, a nice, dressy Shoe, always look well, di/ferr  ent widths and styles. . ... $4.00  Ertgijieers' and Firemen's Gaiters, or Congress Shoes  in light anrf heavy soles at $2,75      $3.75*      $4.50  Men's rf&afiiflg Shoes, soft pliable soles, in dull  Crome Kid or Patent Calf, wide ornarrow toe,  $2.75 and $3.50.  We make a specialty of the Genuine Slater Shoe in  all the best styles.  We also have in stock the GEO. A. SLATER or  "1 Invictus Shoe.  MEN���������All we want is a chance to sho'.y you these  UNION MADE GOODS.  k (0., Limi  Department Store.  WORK 10 BE  ^ESOiilEB  On the Pedro and Minnie F.  Group���������Test ' Shipment gives  Values of $94 per ton���������New  Board of Directors.  (Special to The Ukiiald.)  Teout L.wcrc C'rrv, Ij*. C,-March IS.  ���������Word lias been received here from  Minneapolis slating thai work will  shortly lie resinned on tho Pedro group  situated at the head of Cunyuii creek.  The Pcdio and Minnie F. claim-; an*  owned bv the Marie Marilla company.  In the past considerable work hat. been  done, principally .tunnelling on the  lead. The ore is high grade silver and  a test shipment gave returns of $01  per ton. The property is equipped  with substantial mine liuildii'gs, including bunk, cook, store and powder  houses and a, blacksmith shop. Jt  possesses uUo a nrngnificient water-  power, with a perpendicular* fall of 700  feet.    The lirst native silver found  in  this section of the Lrivdeau is  credited  to the Pedro.  At the annual meeting of the shareholders of tin- company held'at Minne-  j upnlis. the following hoard was elected:  AV, S. Jlerro.i, pu ,i.tent; Dr. J. V.  Muwlon, vice-president; A. A. .Darker,  tiviiMiici' and YV. S Dudley, secretary.  Tiie company purposes moving its  head oflires from the Flour City to  Toledo, Ohio. The treasurer's report  showed a substantia! fund on hand for  development pni'poses.  GyLLINGS  Amusements.  The ICa-no-la Concert, Co.. appeared  al. the opera house on rVridny and Saturday nights of last week. The .bill  they put on was certainly worthy'of  larger houses than tliey received.  This is a specialty company, nothing  moie, nothing less. What they al-  tompl they put on in first class shape.  Their work is reiined, amusing and  high class in every pari icular.  Doubtless many havn seen the  majority of the specialities they introduce and it is not new, Imt. nt nay rate  it was well put on. Belter nn old act  well dono than a new one botched.  DR. JORDAN, PRESIDENT OF  Dr. Jordan, who appears above, is  the president of a newly foi mod company. The Great West Optical Mnnu-  f.ictiu-ing and Supply Co., whose advertisement appears elsewhere in this  issiie^ ' *  Mr. Jordan is an eye specialist and  optician of unquestionable skill. Graduating from the famous Chicago University's School, of Optics, some 15  years ago, he has htid wide experience  in a number of the large cities of the  ���������States und was of late connected with  the Boston Optical Company.  The Dr. has, in his extensive, practice, met with all the peculiar diseases  little nnd great, pertaining to the eyesight and is a thoroughly competent  man in all respects.  The company, which has its headquarters in Vancouver and also branches in AVinnipeg and the east, is  .exceedingly fortunate in securing the  services of so eminent a specialist ns  president of the company.  As Dr. Jordan states the eye is the  chief of all our human' senses and the  proper care of tluit organ should be  our one and chief aim. The.present  ill success in much of school work is  .partly due to defective eyesight; 75  per cent of the pupils who enter the  primary schools -with normal sight are  when finishing college seriously in  need of eye treatment. Weak nnd  defuoiive eyesight, continues the Dr.,  are responsible for one half tlie ills of  the system .'���������.*> a wJtolQ. It ha/< been  aaid "The eyes are the windows of the  soul," nlto claims Dr. Jordan, are they  windows nf nmirly all physical complaints. Any bodily fillinr-nt will show  itself in the eyes as quickly an anywhere therefore, whal wo propose lo  do, says lie, is not on cxaiuinbtion to  give patients glasses indisciiminately,  nut such whose eyc-ight can be icine-  died by our lenses we treat, those  whoso eyes nhow other bodily trouble  we   turn   over to the  physician.     In  th's way we wish io work iu concert  wilh the medical men as wo feel wi  are indispsirjuble  to them and they to  US.  ���������Significant, is it, thai the Great. West  Optical Company has its hendminrters  not_in_ the. (_*;ist _ irii(l_iL_bi'.'incli_in_the  west, but vice versa. In Vaneouvei  they will manufacture nearly all the  material used except' of course the  Ien-cs. All the grinding and polishing  however will be done there: This is  another gratifying evidence of the advantages to be derived from the Great  West. Among the other members-of  the company arc Dr. Ernest Hull, of  the Burrurd Sanitarium, and Dr.  Townley ns well as numerous prominent physicians on the coast.  Mr. Maitland, who i.s working in  conjunct ion with Dr. Jordan in introducing the Optical Company through  13. C-gave n very enter-taming and  instructive lecture in the .'Young Men's  Consei vntivu club rooms on Friday  and Saturday last. Mr. Maitland is an  able speaker and wilh the numerous  janterii slide 'illustrations he used  made the. evening both interesting and  profitable. In general the speaker  said that as our sense of sight was  Immeasurably greater in delicacy nnd  usefulness than nny of our other  senses it was worthy of our utmost  cue and attention. He pointed out  -the marvellous ability of tho eye"as a  physical organ in that it can so readily  detect nnd distinguish color, the intricate delicacy of its mechanism, how it  instantaneously accommodates itself  to the multitude of tlie vnrious shade's-  of light nnd unconsciously contracts  and dilates to a perfect focus of any  object. As a subject of study it i.s  perhaps the most interesting of any  line of work, in thnt the knowledge to  )ie obtained thereby i.s unlimited. It  ever present** iifcw |ind varied avenues  of thought to the student of option.  Mr. Miiillund gave numerous figures  showing the great, cai labilities of the  eye niul convinced his hearer's that the  organ of sight. Is tuoKt fearfully and  wondurfully made. In Its most intricate  delicacy nnd its infinite power of expression. The human eye is the most  convincing evidence ot the omnipotence and omniscience of the powers  of the Creator,  St. Patrick's Concert���������Harbor  Lumber Co. Putting in more  Camps���������$4,000 Monthly pay  roll of Eva mine.  (Speeinl to The IIeiiai.d.)  CamI'DJiN-E,  B.  C,   March 18.���������The  initial'band concert given by the Camborne brass bund last night���������in honor  of St..  Patrick's day���������was ono of the  most? enjoyable social functions ever  lield in this embryo city.   Few places  in the Province, with  a population of  Camborne's size can boast of such an  excellent aggregation of musical talent  as   is   to   be found in the Camborne  brass   band, an organization-, by the  way that has been in existence barely  three months.     It is nlso satisfactory  to note that  the efforts put forth by  its members to -entertain the citizens  and  visitors from Comaplix,  Beaton  and the lumber camps, was fruitful of  splendid firianciaT results, so that in a  short time the hand  will be equipped  with u. full complement of music and  instruments.''.'. Then too the members  have at their head in the person of J.  Findley,  a conscientious and untiring  conductor.   Bert Norlhey, tho capable  secretary-treasurer of the organization  must" also come in for praise", for his  share  in   making the performance so  successful.  Besides several selections hy the  band that were played with splendid  spirit and interpretation the following  members took part in the programme:  G. R. Northey in a clarinet solo; Frank  McAbee sang "My Wild Irish Rose."  Diamond brothers gave a bnppy ragtime selection iu their banjo duett.  Messrs. Findlay and Northey sang a  duett, "Upper Ten and Lower Five.*'  Bandmaster Findlay; was down for a  cornet solo. In each case the performers received henrty. encores and  responded .-.willingly.,. ���������-. As'an accompanist Dr..Lazier was all that- coiild.be  asked and added much to the pleasure  of the'evening. Afler the programme  came a. social hop for which the full  band pUyed the dance music.  The Harbor Lumber Company is  arranging for the establishment of  additional camps further up Fish river  from this point. J. E. Branford has  the coutiact for hauling 50 tons of  supplies.  B. E. Drew & Co. have now got  their stock on the shelves in. the McDowell block: and settled down to  business in the now stand.  Some $4,000 was distributed at the  regular monthly pay day, at the Eva  mine.  II. GrucCy, manager of the Imperial  Development Company of Nelson, B.  C, has returned soutii after an inspection of the Eva mine. He staled to  your correspondent that the amalga-  tion of th Development Company and  the 'Calumet & B. C. Gold Mines, Ltd.,  was on the books, but he could not  give out .anything'of a definite character. >  Business generally is picking up,  and whilo the weather is not exactly  of the best, it bodes for nn early spring  whiclrwill l>(r\velcni!ic--l>y~all;   . Jr. .���������������. jr. .*!*. ."r< .'!'. .t. Jr. .*���������*. .*T. Jr. .T. Jr. JT. Jr. .*f. .T. .���������?���������. JT. .'I*. .T*. Jr. JT. Jr. .  - '������L' 'i* 'Jt' ijj "i" 'X1 'J,' ijj '4,1 ',$,- 'J.' '���������J.' ���������A*' ijj ijj 'jpt 'V 'A' '+1 'iJ *AJ 'i1 'JLi 'JL' *  OURNE  4% Hay, Oats, Bran, Shorts, Feed, Wheat,.4%  T Flour, Roiled Oats, Etc.  - T  J* Bacon,  Hams,   Eggs,   Groceries' and T  ty Canned Goods, Etc., Etc. &.  ���������+ ORDERS SHIPPED SAME DAY AS   RECEIVED  t*** MACKENZIE AVENUE.  m*b*  *****  ***** **i**  *****  *****  *****  *****   *****  t*\**  fti  ft*   e*h *****  **t*  ������^*l  **������*  ������*fr<  '4114,1 *V *V **V lV V 1-k lV **P l*v���������*' V lV l*v **V l*v **V  An important  Announcement  A Vancouver Company of  Eye  Specialists  Establishes a Branch in Revelstoke.  Salmon Ann.  Although spring is a little backward,  farmers are getting ready for the  seeding.  We notico improvements going on  on all sides. D. T. Forbes has moved  into liis now house and is pruning his  orchard.  Pruning and spraying has been the  order all around the last few months  and everything looks favorable for  another good crop of fruit this season.  We have several families who have  just arrived, looking up farms to locate  on and yet'there is room for more in  this beautiful valley.  The Farmers Institute are making  nrrangements to have Mr. Sharp,  manager of the Dominion Experimental Farm, attend the next meeting to  answer nny questions that the farmers  may wish to rusk about.  Mr. Itovall, of the Revelstoke Dairy,  was in.town Thursday on business.  There is a movement on foot to have  our district incorporated into a municipality which, will be an improvement  on the present method. Still all seem  contended and happy, and as soqu ns  the mud dries yo.u may sec things  huuimjng until the seed und the great  number of fruit trees that arc coming  are planted.  W. Monteith, our Smithy, has built  an addition to his shop for a residence  and will move into it the flrst of April.  N. Kekland,   of   Revelstoke,   is   ex-'  pected here shortly with his family  to  take charge of the valuable orchard,  which he purchased from K. Anderson.  This announcement is. made'by Dr.  A. McKay Jordan, President and  Managing Director of The Great West  Optical Manufacturing & Supply Co.."  Limited. ' Dr. Jordan who has been in  Revelstoke since Sunday has- just  completed arrangements with Mr. E.  M. Allum pf thnJ city, who has become  a shareholder of the Comp.iny. Mr.  Allum, who is ' too-well known "in  Revelstoke as an Optician to require'  an introduction, will become the  Company's manager in this city and  will be assisted from time to timehy  the Company's ablest Eye Specialist,  who will regularly visit Revelstoke".  This is the largest exclusively optical company in Canada und aims to  establish a chain of branch offices thnt  will extend ��������� from the Pacific to .the  Atlantic. It will-manufacture nll'its  own spectacles at a saving to the  public of the middlemen's enormous  profits, and give to the small towns  the services of the most competent  specialists in Canada. This Company  requests every patron to be sure and  obtain an official receipt from the  specialist ''supplying' glasses. This  receipt will contain the Company's  guarantee of every trame sold and  should anything prove unsatisfactory  the Company holds itself responsible  and  will  replace or  gl.-i.sses purchased.  make good   the  This is-the only-company of opticians in existence that protects its  clients by guaranteeing its work. To  quickly and permanently introduce  tbe work pf this Company��������� to the  residents of this city, the President,  Dr. Jordan,���������who is acknowledged-as  the most proficient-Eye-Specialist in-^  Canada���������will remain'-the balance" of ���������,  th'e'-.week - and ..will, close out.. the  entire stock of Optical Goods consist-' "  ing of Spectacles, Eye Glasses, Eye  Glass Chains, Kye Glass Cords, Field  Glasses, etc' at slaughtering prices,  before placing its own goods on the  market. Such an opportunity to  secure glasses at half the regular-  prices, when fitted by such a specialist  as Dr. Joi*dau, has never before presented itself to this community.? So  make your engagements early if you  will avoid missing this opportunity as  the Doctor will positively remain in  Revelstoke no longer than Saturday.  Remember these goods are "all new  and up-to-date, and will be sold at  slaughtering prices so long as they  Inst.   So come early.  Yours respectfully,  THE   GREAT   WEST    OPTICAL  CO., LIMITED.  E. M. ALLUM.  A.  McK.  JORDAN, ,  President.  Nettie   L.   and  Silver Cup will  Resume Operations.  (SpwrlHl to tliu IlKIui.n.)  Fkiuiuson, B. C, March 21.���������The  announcement is mnde that work will  be resumed on the Nettie L. and Silver  Cup mines on April 1st when a full  force will lie ,gathered. Meanwhile  extraordinary efforts nre being made  by a force of..05 men ut Five Mile  towards the. completion of the combination 20-stump mill and reduction  plant being erected in conjunction by  the two companies owning these  mines. When this plant and the  urines are in full operation the combined pay roll will number froni 200 to  230 men.  In connection with the mill at Five  Mile several cottages are to lie constructed, for the employees. It is  understood that the companies will  not allow a licensed hotel, bnt may  possibly put in a store for,wholesale  mine.supplies.  Among the local improvements proposed is the adding of . a number of  rooms for the Lardeau Miners'Union  Hospital, and P. Burns Sc Co. will also  erect a meat market.  Tony Becker, who has a lense bn the  Black Prince mine on Gainer creek  purposes carrying forward development-. The property is u high grade  galena proposition on which in prist  years much work has been doue. -  In a short time a syndicate of local  men inchidingGeorgo 13. Batho, Frank  Barber, Chas. Foote and E. G. Hudow,  will commence work on a group of  placer claims at Five Mile, below the  mill dam. The south fork of the Lardeau river bits for years post yielded  placer gold anil the. operations of this  syndicate are looked forward to with'  much speculation.  Knights of Pythias Balk '  The committee nre spilling no-pains*  to make their ball on. Easter Monday  evening a success in every way. Supper will be served in the supper room  in Opera House. Card tables will he  arranged for those who are fond of a-  game. A first class orchestra of five  pieces has been engaged. .The proceeds will go to the organization of a.  temple mt Rothbone Sisters in connection with Gold, Range Lodge. Come  and enjoy a treat.   . - -.������  Eleven' Lives Lost.   *  The British'Submarine torpedo boat,  No..A 1., while submerged oft-Portsmouth, was strnekby a steamer of the  Donald line, aiid, the entire crew lost.  The shock of the collision overturned;  the gasoline tanks and it is supposed  the crew were suffocated by the fume*  of the gasoline while battened down,,  in their water tight compartments. <���������) ������ ?-  CO 2  cr-"   -4 ZZ2  <^*kirjQ^ ^1^*9  est4 ^  *���������*������������������ piling  ���������5  Q  ���������A  o  w  5  g   <I^>  "������    -^3  ;i, s^uutiimuuuuiUR  ; i.  '���������". A'squadron of chasseurs -was sent  ..vior the autumn manoeuvres ot 1883  '.; to the little town ot G������������������, situated  in the middle of an immense barren  tract of Morhilian, between Pontivy  -wid the sea.  G  docs not pique itself upon be-  * ing the hone of progress. It is nearly forty-eij...'. miles from the railway,  r.nd if thc telegraph is there, it was  .established only in the face of a  unanimous v<u.e of the city council reraising the five hundred francs demand-  '���������i-si oi it by 'Ac State as its quota of  sllie expense.  "We don't want Paris spying   upon  znr.*.'j so.::'- \Vr-?t: worthy Bretons.  <���������.���������-. ;.t.v-v*.*er, has nothing to con-  rff ��������� At irrost, sundry packets of  Mil sgled tobacco, sundry blows a  ������������������tni e too vigorous on tlie nights ot  xl ��������� "Pardons" in. years .when the  ��������� u, r crop has been good.  ��������� .-'Oi'course, this distrustful city has  '<i"it its ancient ramparts, whose  viaii.s slope**, hired' out to butchers  *r. no raise their own mutton, supply  ���������'.���������venues of the municipal  The lighting has rcniain-  ���������;���������", and the committee on  rr ays is somewhat remiss,  v.. After eight o'clock in  the infrequent passerby  ���������0 keep in the middle of  fur certain details of .the  '.ice of the houses are ac-  rompiished through the windows���������not  k \ery serious inconvenience in a re-  ���������glon where it rains on an average  three bundtcd deys in the year.  A t \ he \'. :::������������������, c; the Revolution, out  of    i'.:    A:;o    thousand    souls    D   ior ���������<tea ; -.yci-ty-fivc noble families  whose hiT'-i:'.- devices are still to be  Keen on the s-.-'bre granite. o������ their  The greater part of  ;-: l!.-.s: disappeared, flown  sunlight of a more ac-  it.ii, or are lying in end-  e'er the flags of the old  ihe vault of Quiberon,  away. Four or five are  ���������here they are, wrapped  a pride ot name which  poverty and suffering as  e. and thus managing to  e::d   ot   the nineteenth  !-.'  - chic;    ;  al.  ���������ng box.  >.id  ���������tatioiu;  ������*������������������<  ��������� ic  iv.gl.A  if  ts eir1.,.*  ill -  eveiiiiO:.  ���������Iir  es care ';  tLc  streot.  cinscrior -sir*  nou->e-frc:~.'::  H-hese ia::.i:..  ---towards  X'-t,'  ���������tive civiii?-?a?  '^ess sleep u:  xhureli or i.i  .-���������ome leai:?:;,::  afying out    ���������  hauctitily  ::.  <*o*.ers theic  -wit'i a man*  -*xisi at   t':.<  ��������� ������entury on -v.-hat would already have  ���������"keen  iBsuCi:.*:>e!iT. eighty years earlier.  '-���������With the exception of the tour pri-  -rates and the brigadier oi the county  police, no cavalry had been seen    at  ~-SG  since the risings oi 1832.    The  ^chasseurs -.ve-e received with feelings  '-that wavered between curiosity and  ^-resignation, but never assumed the  ���������tape of cs-ih-isiasm.   Por that mat-.  v?ter, the so. J-ers themselves, and cs-  ..jecialry thc officers, went there as  ���������mac goes ta Purgatory, glad to think  r7*ftSr~tliTT^:1^!J*rreT=w6uid'-kc*ep-t  *U day lor.;: :n the open country, far  .from a tovr-; all black granite and  .looVing !i7.e e. monastery, where everybody tr.!":*.*ri "bas-breton," even to  .toe very t^.'.��������� .n signs.  The first c-y, the squadron entered  ���������C  tow.u?.-   '.even  in  the evening,  .half dead \v,.'i hunger and fatigue.  ���������arte seven ���������;'.' e:s;ht officers dismount-  -ed in fro;.*, cf the Goaziou hotel,  ���������which had tai.tn charge of their mess.  lAfter dinner most ot them   went   to  ���������'���������bed  in  the  '.cuscs  where  they    had  -keen   billeted-   on    the    inhabitants.  necdrd  rest before the "sur-  .'. temp ted by the "cne-  ,; to programme, at  t two in the morning.  ffhey  prise" to t.r  itny," accorn  ���������bout lial:'-*������.  "With win.'*.; do you  lodge,  d'Avri- j without letting them suspect  it  .������ouri?:' asl:i-d a comrade of the leiu-j j saw throuSh the trick���������a  ��������� itaant bear:'??: that name'.  "Really I <;o not know," he an-  cwered, "anrl I confess I do not care  ���������nnuch."  Then, drawing a paper from the  ���������pocket of his dolman:  "The    Marquise    de la    Mcaugon!  Vfaat sounds well. I will send her my  ���������' *ard when I go to her house."  "You   are   the   fellow tor luck in  ������ your lodgings!"  "Oh!  luck!  because my countrywo-  ?*Biaa is a marquise? You may be sure  * that if she were young and pretty as  ���������well she would not be living in a hole  like this. Well, good-night! Our crazy  general would have done well to defer the night alarm to nine    o'clock  ta the morning."  ���������"Yes,    and let us be driven    form  agi  by thc enemy instead of lcav-  4feg us here ior a week as victors."  ! "  J^Sfce Marquise .lived jw the   public  street in a house built ia the days of  Louise Quinze, uut not inclining the  period hy any architectural ornaments  because it costs too much to chisel  Ureton granite into mouldings, spandrel:-:, and volutes. Kven time had  given up trying to indent it.  I'.r-.oul d'Avrieomt had only to push  the -eaves of the heavy oaken door in  order to gain admission to the mansion of hi.s noble hostess. Thc sight  thnt caught his eye in lhe courtyard  by thc fading twilight was so strange  that, in order to sen it better, he con  cealcd himself behind a clump of  sweet bay that flanked the entrance  on the inside.  An old-fashioned, siii"*riinnuated  chariot, widowed of horses but not  of a coachman���������for a white-haired old  man sat on thc box as proudly as if  hc had under his whip apair ofhorses  worth five hundred louis���������was drawn  up in front of the perron. An old  woman, leaning upon two younger  ones, came down the steps and made  ready to enter the vehicle. Before taking her seat she accosted the honorary coachman in a thick and broken  voice:  "Arc you holding your horses we'll,  ThegonnecV"  "Madame, has nothing to fear," answered the man in a very loud tone,  removing his hat as hc did so.  "Good, my friend; bc careful You  know what a poltroon I ain in a  carriage."  Madame de la Mcaugon sat dow-.i on  the back seat of the carriage and her  two companions ' mi the front one.  Two maids in caps raised the monumental step, and one of them opened  the leaves of the porte-cochere. Meanwhile the'old coachman, descemii/ia;  noiselessly from his scat, made an  authoritative gesture to which two  vigorous fellows, hidden in an uncle  of the. wall, responded by co*.:;in'i  obediently to take their places at t!.o  swingle-trees. Thegonncc was at the  head or the pole; the two maids weie  at tire back, ready to push.  From the inside of the carriage  came the voice ol" the Marquise commanding:  "To the house of Madame du Fao-  uet!"  At once the human team stitrencd  its muscles, the equipage shook,  crossed the threshold, and disappeared in the street. The lieutenant niir.-ht  well have believed himself thc only h'.;-  man being left behind-. Hut, as he w;:s  wondering how he was to find his wa  to his room in this deserted dwelling, a sound of hobnailed hoots became audible in the dark court.  "Is that you, Moreau?" called lhe  officer. '.������������������'' .'-.--���������'-  ''Yes, lictcnaiit; I was 'waiting to  take you to��������� yoiir room."  Five minutes later Raoul was making his night toilette in,a chamber so  vast that the single wax caiidlc only  succeeded in easting au uncertain  glimmer. Lost in the immense space,  the scanty furniture, the whole of  which, saving llic colossal bed, could  have been stowed in a garret, scc'uicd  still more scanty. In striking contrast, on the chestnut table, darkened by years,-glittered the silver, crystal, and ivory of the elegant dre.-s-  ing-case of a man of fashion,  "Oh, come!*' said the lieutennr-!;.  while faithful Moreau was pulling o'ii  his boots, "what sort of a phantasmagoria have I just been looking at?  Are these people fools, or is it the  custom of the country to substitute  coachman for the horses? Y'ou arc not  the man to have been here for t'he.  last two hours without learning '  something of the . history of .the  ho'r.c.';  "A*> to'that," replied the soldier-  valet, "I think I am pretty 'well up  in it, thanks to die 'fact that old  Thegonnec talks French or something  near it. We arc in the house oi tlie  Marquise de la Mcaugon. retired hire  with her two granddaughters."  "That does not tell me why -she is  sc careful of her horses."  "Her horses, lieutenant? They have  been dragging the stage-coach of  Auray.for the last two years. Uut  Tiie-'eld^lady^is-bJind-Tinii-ti'.i-cc'qu-ir--  ters deaf, and she docs not suspect  it. She had a son-in-law, Comte de  Pordic, who invested all his money in  a big bank.     The   only trouble was  that one day there was a "  "A crash!"  "That's it, lieutenant. .Then everything was cleaned out. The Comic  died cf vexation, and to prevent tl-ri-r  grandmother from doing the same '.:;.,  two daughters have been hamhoo?'.li:ig  her, saving your presence, for the l.rst  two years. You saw the carriage  act; for :nu, I saw the dinner act.''  "What do you .*::can?"  "T had to gfi into Uie kitchen to  gel lukewarm water Tor Kanircluclie,  and  I  kept an    eye   on   the servants  ,  and  ,,      _ very simple one, anyway.  A chicken wing for  the old lady and buckwheat, cakes for  | the young  ones.   It  is a tale of povcr.  ��������� ty in four volumes."  1     "Hit how    are all    those servants  ' paid?"  ''Thegonncc and thn two maids arc  al! that belong to tin-, house, and it  decs not cost much to reed servants  in this country. As to their waj-'cs  * * * no clanger but what*they spend  them���������you understand rne? As for the  two polemcri, they are nephews of the  coachman who come to give their  uncle a hand after their day's work  is over."  "What amazes mc is that the Marquise has not dispensed herself from  lodging soldiers. She has the right."  "She would not.    Thc old lady has  courage and pride as high as a moun-  I tain.  All thc same, a little more iti-  J conic would be better * * * My lieutenant, needs nothing more?"  "No, go to bed. You must wake, me  to-night at two o'clock Take care  that some one notiiies these ladies, so  that they may not be frightened if  they heat anything."  III.  The Vicomte d'Avrieomt was thc j  son of a noble ot ancient lineage and  an enormously rich citizen's daughter. Like an intelligent fellow, he had  appropriated from this mesalliance its  best parts, taking from his father his  name, character and sentiments,  which were those of a man of good  1 blood, and from his mother, who died  young, two very handsome dark eyes  and one or two solid millions. But, if  he made use of his eyes���������and very  good use, for that matter���������hc had as  yet merely the reversion of thc millions. While wailing for his father to  leave'them to him, hc lived on his  pay of two hundred and sixteen  francs a month, without incurring  more debts than were becoming.  True, to this somewhat meagre sum  the Comte d'Avricourt had the good  habit of adding a monthly subsidy ot  three thousand francs. It is a system  which fathers who have sons in the  inferior grades of the army would do  well to adopt.  Raoul was the best-hearted fellow in  the world. Worn out with want of  sleep, he lay down between the sheets  of a marquise whose granddaughters  had not the wherewithal to buy  meat. Hence he slept badly. When  Moreau came to wake him, Raoul  was dreaming that lhe Marquise, 'accompanied by her grand-children, was  driving in the Bois in a victoria for  which he had paid himself.  conttr,     contemplating    tne un'-nown ��������� j.mni=pii������ ������    he,   <?i*d  with ecstasy, so far forgets   himself      "Pardoa   Mademo.������e"e,      to   ;sa.d.  as to murmur half audibly: ft last, " t seems to me that xve n.ct  "It ought to do one good   to   die ; this morning,  under thi glance of eyes like those!" I    "Yes," she   replied     ff/^ed  ^  The red which sprang to the cheeks   turn a sadly emabarraying wnvor^i  ot  the young girl  showed  tbat    she    tion. "Do    you    Know, grandmotm i ���������  IV.  At the hour appointed, the enemies,  represented by two or three companies of the line, attempted the surprise; but tliey were received in good  style and hotly pursued into their positions with the alternatives of defeat or success. At ten in the morning they were still fighting. A platoon performed at a gallop a turning  movement in a sunken road.  "Halt!" commanded d'Avricourt,  who led the little troop. Thc tiycnty-  five chasseurs drew rein. The tired  horses stopped at onee, though continuing to drive away flies by kicks  which made the sheaths of the sabres-|  ring against their dripping flanks..  "To the left, in line of battle!"  cried the officer again.  The manoeuvre was performed; the  platoon drew up in a double, line,  leaving a narrow enough space between the horses' heads and the talus  of earth surmounted.by chestiuil irees  which bordered: the other side of the  road;  "What!" grumbled a veteran, "isn't  the day over? What an . invention  these grand manoeuvres are! I'll bet  these flinty-hearted sluggards are going to fire on us again from under  cover. And how mean that is, in  such roads as thisl'V  "Come," said ��������� a non-commissioned  officer, "shut up, you fellows; don't  make so much disturbance! This is  nothing! ... It is only the good God  Who is going to pass on the right  side." -  -;  In "fact, a procession was seen an- !  proaching which was in striking con- ;  trast with the motionless platoon.  A young fellow marched in front,,  holding in one hand a lantern fasten-j  cd to the end of a stall, and ringing j  with the other a copper herl. Then a I  Breton in a short jacket, 'breeches  with flaps hanging down to the ca'i. ���������  a large black hat under his arm, l.:s |  grey hair flowing -on .his shoulders, j  led by the bridle a pony with shaggy i  mane and tail which might have i  nJeasured four feet across the with- j  ers. Oa this peaceful mount   an   o'.d !  priest in a surplice was going to give   At your age everything conies  the Viaticum to some dying person in , m *-he end.  a neighboring thatched hut. Seven cr j 0n eilher sidc of this beautiful fig-  eieht peasant women oi all ages fo!- j ure a fresh and ros-v visage, dislin-  lowed, reciting their rosaries, and j.guished and charming, replaces the  making with their lishted candles and j absent portraits to advantage.    Mes-  ..       P.. :- *.I ~: ��������� I1--J       T*-.i. i-t .  had heard these words. I' esently the  sacred procession disappeared at a  corner of the road, while the horsemen, the sabres returned to the  scabbards, continued their march in  tfie opposite direction.  There was not one of these men  who had hot become, more serious. As  1 to the lieutenant, the meeting with  these two supreme consolers, religion  and woman, on thc way to fulf.ll  their sacred mission, had suddenly  thrown him into a train of such  thoughts as do not usually find lodgment under the kepi of an officer of  twenty-eight years.  Once more be saw a death-bed, that  of his mother; a priest was blessing  the dying woman. He heard the last  words of her whom he had tenderly  loved:  "My son, I hope that God will give  you a gpod wife!"  Then, like a living response to the  wish of the dead woman, the mysterious apparition of * moment since recurred to his- mind with strange persistence. Who was this unknown  young girl whom charity was conduct  ing to the death-bed of a pauper?  Eertainly she was a good woman,  and how beautiful she was!  ' Yes, though Raoul d'Avricourt  once more, one would be happy to  die if wept for by those tender and  faithful eyes, and beholding that compassionate hand!  Presently the-platoon came in sight  of the lonely farmhouse where a   formidable breakfast had been ? ordered  the day before for the officers of the  two armies.    Everybody knows   how  two or three dozen oysters and several glasses    of chablis develop    the  dispositions of a nature already good  of itself. Hardly had he returned    to \  his quarters when d'Avricourt   made  an extremely careful  toilette    which  transformed the dusty warrior into a I  cavalier of lofty mien. Then he sent",  to ask the Marquise if hc might have '  the honor of being received    by   her. '  How far we are already from the sim- [  pie visiting card which the lieutenant ;t  liad deemed sufficient the previous evening!  The reply took five minutes in arriving, and these Raoul spent in passing in review before a mirror somewhat tarnished by humidity. Yet it  was a matter of calling upon a blind  lady upon whom all this trouble  would be *���������'was ted. But who" knows?  Mesdeirioiselles de Pordic might bs  there,-perhaps, and everything permitted, him ,to', hope they had good  eyes.       . . ,  Notified that he would be welcome,  Raoul was introduced by Thegonnec,  transformed into'a valet-de-chambre,  into a salon which was in lamentable  harmony with the horseless carriage  and the dinnerwithout a roast. One  would- have said the' auctioneer with  his hammer had passed through it.  On the damasked tapestry of the  walls, faded by time, squares of more  vivid color everywhere guarded the  traces of costly pictures which had  recently disappeared.: Over each door  a plaster panel spread open like a fa-'  tally eloquent white page; everything  had been turned into money.  The Marquise entered, led by her ���������  grand-daughters. This old woman  had a bearing so noble, so sovereignly calm, so perfectly kind, tbat tor  an instant Raoul felt as if he were  the ruined one, and that this grand  lady were ahout to say to him:  "Poor young man!  do not despair.  right  their high caps ol the time of Duch  ess Anne thc eficct of one of those  processions which artists of the .sixteenth century loved to paint or. the  church windows of the period.  demoiselles de Pordic did not resemble each other, or did so as thc red  rose and the white bear mutual likc-  I ness. The one blonde, melancholy,  dreamy; the other a gay and spright-  _.SS-^.���������=T. i,^ .-j Ai,i^AA A.Ay,Ah ���������.-=- r_.J lv_ brunette, who-seemed-.the elder, but  Tne TearguaraTTas^orrneu of-a-^t-r^-t��������������� ���������--_:_���������,t^tt������������������; rr :   vant-maid in a costume more modern  but not richer, accompanying her mistress, a graceful young girl with an  aristocratic profile, whose carelessly  put on black veil covered her arimira-,  ble hair of pale gold. Her steady,  clear blue eyes possessed, on account  of the infinite depth of their gaze,  trial startling attraction usually exercised by darker ones. They revealed  both purity and tenderness, devotion  and poetry, melancholy and courage,  but above all the glorious radiance of  a loyal and intrepid soul .Assuredly  this beautiful personage would have  attracted attention anywhere. 15ut ir.  the depths of this Breton desert, in  the mystic frame of this astere landscape, by the dim light shed through  thc thick foliage on this strange  scene, the apparition shone out with  thc charm of thc unexpected and in  thc harmony of a decoration which  seemed to have been made especially'  for her. ���������  The little procession passed in front  of the chasseurs, who presented  sabres, while their horses, champing  their bits, seemed to be smiling at  ihe sight of the strange congener  whose cars, withers and croup formed a horizontal line, and whose light-  colored mane almost touched tbe  ground.  The lieutenant had saluted with his  sword as the Host went by. But when  the beautiful blonde young girl passed  him the shining blade was. again lowered to thc ground, as if he also  vcre paying homage to this Christian  virgin.  And, in the silence scarcely broken  iiy the.choir-hoy's hell and thc kiicll  that wan toiling in the distance from  an   invisible    steeple.    Raoul d'Avri-  by very little. The three were dressed in black, and one conjectured that  thc dressmaker who had fitted their  gowns lived at no great distance.  "Madame." said d'Avricourt, bowing half a yard lower than one does  nowadays to the duchesses of the  left bank, "it must be difficult to  avoid cursing your invader. I wanted  to lay- at your feet, as soon as possible, my excuses for this involuntary  disturbar.ee."  "Involuntary on your part, sir, hut  not on nu.-ie. I arn a soldier's daughter and T have insisted, in spite of  wy privilege as a defenceless old wo-  r.ian. on bearing my part of the expenses of war. I have been rewarded  by having a well-bred man sent to  me. Apropos," added the blind woman, with a gaiety surprising to  anyone who knew her history, "it  seems we bad a fine escape last night.  But, thanks to- you, I was appraised  beforehand that the city would not be  taken."  "It will not be taken for a week;  until then you are condemned to the  tediousness of our presence."  "The tediousness could not be  great, alas! At least, you arc not  too badly oft in my house? Your horses agree well with mine, I hope.  They are not accustomed to seeing  strangers; but they arc old, and  obliged to be peaceable."  Mesdemoisellcs ������ie Pordic became  red as cherries in listening to these  words. As to Raoul, hc had scarcely stopped looking at one of the  young girls, the blonde, as she had  kept hp.r eyes obstinately bent on llic  floor, which is sometimes, for eyes  of eighteen years, the best way of  seeing very well.  those soldiers whom we fou \ in the  Kergrist road were under Monsieur's  command. How line it was, all those  armed cavaliers in battle array, luw-  crin their sabres before a poor priest  who seemed the image, ot peace!"  "And before you. who seemed the  angel of charity, Mademoiselle. I sec  that you do not drear! fatigue when  doing good is in question."  "Alas! it could not fatigue me to  return to the house of poor Annie,  who leaves little children without  bread or shelter." x  "You will deign to receive my alms  for your proteges?" said Kaoul,  drawing out his pocketbook.  "Oh!" cried the young girl, her  eyes shining with joy, "how good you  are!' How the dear little things will  bless our meeting! They have gained  bread for the whole winter from it."  "And I," said Raoul softly, feeling  once more the emotion of the night  before, "have gained from it memor-'  ies which will last longer than the  winter."  Yvonne made no answer, and for a  moment silence reigned in the salon  of the Marquise.  "Madame," the officer said at last  to his hostess, who with tense neck  and watchful ear ivas waiting for the  sequel of the conversation, "I see  that it is unfortunately impossible to  accompany your grandchildren in their  promenades."   '  "My health will hot permit it. All  I can do is to get into the carriage  three times a week to go and spend  the evening with.an old neighbor still  more to be pitied than I, for she is  paralyzed and does not leave her armchair."  The conversation continued for son*:-  time. ' The Marquise spoke, to the  young man of his family. It seemed  they had alliances in common.  "Well," said Madame de la Macu-  gon, "since we are. relatives,, or nearly so, you must dine with mc to-moi-  row evening. I had a chef who has  left me, and whose place has heen vn-  cant ever since. But a soldier in the  field accommodates himself to everything, and these little ones will do  their best to prevent you from famishing."  This time the "little ones" became  pale with terror, arid four great beseeching eyes were raised to the officer, as if to say:  "We hope you will not have the  cruelty to', accept."  But he seemed not to notice.,.  "Madame," said he, "a person more  discreet than I would feel bound to  refuse. For my part, I .accept, only,  since this is war-time, you must permit me to impose my conditions. My  orderly; who could give Vatcl points,  will? take possession of your ovens,  and you will?share our booty."  "Fie! sir officer, Booty! Can you  be conducting yourselves like Prussians or Cossacks?"  "Not at all, although imitation is  the order of the day. We made hecatombs of game in our cavalry.charges  and I brought back my holsters -full  of it."  It was the young man's turn to  blush at a falsehood which did ; not  deceive Mesdemoisellcs de Pordic in  the,least. Wounded pride was plainly  evident in their glances. But in rising Raoul laid his linger on his lips  and then pointed to their grandmother, smiling with rileasure in her easy-  chair. They under-stood ..the'?' gesture,  and by a spontaneous movement each  oftered her hand to the lieutenant.  On withdrawing, the latter had a  long .conference, with Moreau, who  was aa adept in contrivances of all  sorts.  That evening, wliile they were  brushing their hair in their common  room, Jeanne dc Pordic, the brunette,  said to her sister, continuing a conversation begun much earlier:  "This Vicomte d'Avricourt is really very good-looking. Did you rccog-  dred thousand and tire hundred  francs, for his groom told Thegonnec  that he would have one hundred thousand on his side."  The discussion ccntinucd for some  time longer; then everything was silent in the two white beds. But an  eye that could pierce the shadows  might have seen that, under the mys- I  terious pinion of the Dream, it was  the face of Yvonne, thc saddened  beauty, which now was smiling.  V.  l^-^Hr^nl"^  ;n!ze^KinrW^6ncc?  "The minute be came in. But if  you knew how much better he looks  on a horse, at the head of his nieii,  not so polished, not so well brushed  ���������more like a soldier, in fact. And  then, with all that, such a soft  voice!"  "What! Such a soft voice! for commanding his squadron?"  Yvonne blushed; but she did not,  think it more 'timely now than in the  morning to relate what Raoul had  said of her eyes.  "IIow good he is!" she went on,  without replying. "One hundred  francs! Those poor children are quite  rich���������richer than we are," she added,  with a sad smile. "Ah! in spite of  everything, this meeting, almost beside a death-bed, frightens me a little. Who knows whether wc shall not  regret it?"  "Superstition! Why should wc regret it? 1 never saw a man who inspired conf.dcnce so quickly. He made  grandmother smile again���������is not that  enough to make me adore him?"  "And he will love you. He will  take you and 1 shall remain alone.  You will sec whether I am wrong;  pcop.'e always say 1 have thc second  sight."  "You don't know your trade. If he  loves one of us, it will be you. You  arc blonde, you arc of the Gaelic  type and your name is Yvonne; how  do you suppose a Parisian could resist all that?"  "There!   You have the faculty    of  of laughing at everything. Think that,  to-morrow wo are going to dine   oni  the bounty of this man!" '  "You will have to get used to it  when you are hi.s wife. You will have,  *M������l uiA.tr.    ���������-./,><      cuts   iar-tii^M   nf   niu       lll.Jj-  The next day, when they were at  the roast, Madame de la Mcaugon  said to her guest, after moistening  her lips in a glass of old Medoc:  "Sir, I am quite ready to admit  that your orderly is an eminent cook.  But own that my poor wine cellar  has some fine remains."  It was some time since the remains  of the wine cellar of the Marquise  liad become thc property of the hotel-keeper Le Goaziou, who had consented to reconvey several samples  of it to Moreau for this occasion. At  the old lady's words the prorrd  Yvonne reddened and bent her head  over her plate. She had done, nothing but that since dinner began, not  to eat, for she had barely touched  what was placed before her. One  might have fancied she was regretting  her buckwheat, cakes, and possibly  one would not have been wrong.  "I am no connoisseur," said  Jeanne, who thought it more dignified  to look the situation squarely in the  face, "but I would swear that this  wine has made more than one. journey before arriving here."  "That is what makes it so good,"  replied Raoul. "I have never tasted  any which I liked so well. Madame  la Marquise, I drink to your health  and to the honor you are doing ine  at this moment."  The talk became more lively. Raoul  was witty. He would have been more  so if lie had looked less steadily in  front of him, at Yvonne, that is to  say, who was pretty enough to turn-  a head more solid than that of a lieutenant of chasseurs. When they rose  from the table, poor d'Avricourt. felt  so discomfited that it seemed to him  Madame de la Meaugon must* have  perceived it, blind though she was.  But the dear woman was preoccupied  with another idea. Atter they had  entered the salon she said to her  granddaughters:  "Children, it is time for you to go  to church. M. d'Avricourt will permit you to leave him alone with me  for a quarter. of an hour."  Raoul bowed and:Mesdemoisellcs de  Pordic disappeared.  "My dear Vicomte," began the  dowager when they were alone, . "I  seldom have a chance to talk with a  man who understandsI'.business...-'". Permit me, then,?to be confidential with  you. My son-in-law,' I 'may as well  tell you,: understood business -about  as well as I would understand how to  command a drill. I will not .criticise  him since he is no longer here; .but  atter all, he was badly inspired on  the day when he put all our,fortunes  into that-.bank. * * * Do you know  what Iwish to sppak.-.pl?"  "I know, Madame."  . "Some people pretend that wc have  lost everything to the last sou. I do  not believe a 'word' of that myself,  for among the .officers of the company  there are names whicli, are the best  of securities. But, however, it may  be, for the last two years ' wc. have  not received a copper, and, between  you and me, I,.cannot avoid_ being  very much embarrassed."  "It is only "a passing difficulty,"  said Raoul. "Perhaps, you have not  claimed it?"  "Yes, assuredly. 'Only, no one pays  much attention to a poor blind woman away off at the end of the world.  My granddaughter Jeanne, who acts  as my secretary, has never received  any answers to her letters."  Alas!' she had received answers!  But instead of sending money they  demanded it.        "���������.������������������'������������������. ,  "For the moment," continued the  Marquise, "some thousands ot francs  ^in^partia^payment^^juJI'e^ilLlSSSSt  money would make me patient, and I  would leave my debtors tranquil provisionally. Perhaps, Monsieur, you  could point out to me a conscientious  man who would undertake to act. in  my name?"  "Take my notary, Madame?" said  d'Avricourt. "He is an able man who  has rendered mc a similar service;  for, like you, I am interested in these  tiresome affairs."  "And people have let you have  money?"  "A little, yes. It is only a question  of showing your teeth. Twill write  to M. Fossier to-morrow. Will Madame kindly give me some figures?"  When Mesdemoisellcs de Pordic  came back from 'church they found  Madame de la Meaugon twenty years  younger.  "My children," said she, "come and  embrace me., I am very happy this  evening. Without -owning it.to you,  I was somewhat uneasy about your  future. But our good old friend here  has reassured me. Perhaps your poor  father was not so badly inspired, after all, in the investment of his fortune."  Once more the young girls raised  their large, almost severe eyes, and  looked at Raoul. And again hc laid  his finger on his lips. During this7  pantomime the blind woman was  heard saying:  "Yvonne, let some ons go and tell  Madame du Foucet not to expect me  this evening, because I have somebody  at home. Thegonnec may take out; the  horses."  Dear noble woman, whose hearth,  visited by ruin, was now deprived of  other guests. You should have heard  her broken voice swell iovfullv to say:  "I have somebody at home."  If anyone had predicted to Raoul  the day before that he would pass  one of the most charming evenings of  his life opposite a blind woman of  seventy and two young girls in black  merino gowns, he would have shrugged his shoulders. Which proves that  one ought to swear to nothing, especially not to love some day a poor  littls provincial who deserves it, when  one has pretended up to then to love  many brilliant Parisienncs who could  hardly be said to deserve it.  The Marquise asked d'Avricourt to  tell them his history. He obeyed  without waiting to be urged, but he  suppressed some details. * * ��������� The  result was a, biography so edifying(  that one wondered why this young  man was not in thc seminary instead  of at the great manoeuvres. However, there was one among the three  women who would have been sorry,  enough if Raoul had worn the cassock instead . of that fine uniform  which became him so well. This one  was the fair Yvonne,, the melancholy,  ol whom everybody at G  said:  "There is one who will die a nun,"  When that old tell-tale, of a clock  essayed to strike eleven, Raoul would  have liked to. throw it out of the  window. The Marquise-almost immediately inquired the hour.  "Goodness!" said she, "we are sitting up late to-night. These   children  must be ready to drop with sleep."  But no one was inclined   to  go to  sleep. - ���������;.,'-,  .  D'Avricourt kissed'the hand of the  Marquise and that of Mademoiselle  Jeanne. Before the second sister he ,-,  bowed profoundly, without trying to  take her harid.U And yet it was  Yvonne who was all out*, blush..  The next morning at dawn, while  Raoul was making war on the, neighboring moors, Moreau .was galloping  towards the nearest railway station  to put in thc express box an envelops  bearing the following address:  "M. Fossier, Noimrc,  Rue de Lille,  Paris."  VI. -., '    c  , The next evening and that which  succeeded it resembled .that-which has  been described, a fact which gained  for the lieutenant, who: had become  invisible to his comrades,, a storm of  pleasantries which he forced himseli  to take neither   badly nor   too. well.  The fifth morning witnessed a very,  unusual event. The, courier brought a  registered letter addressed ' to the  Marquise de la Mcaugon! Mademoiselle Jeanne, sent for iri great haste,  drew from the envelope three notes  of a thousand francs each, and a letter from ���������ihe''notary Fossier.  While this letter was being read,  Madame de la Meaugon, all' radiant,  was caressing with meagre fingers the  three notes; they, at- least;' were not  impostures.  "You see, niy'.child!" said she to  Jeanne de Pordic. "Was. I wrong in  blaming you for despairing too;quick-  ly? But "how true it is that one must  have friends everywhere! .This notary,  seems to.me a very worthy man, and '  M. d'Avricourt an eminent adviser."  Jeanne fled, under pretext of going  to tell hex sister the good news. ,  "Yvonne, heretic is now trying to  make grandmother, believe that ��������� we  are rich! But. this time it'is too  much!"  ...  When she had related the:sending  of the pretended payment on account,  Yvonne said: ���������  "Grandmother liiust be told everything. We cannot, touch that man's  money even with a finger."  ��������� "I have been thinking about that  already," replied' Jeanne. "This is  what I am going to do. Twill draw  up a receipt which we will both sign.  We will repay this sum one day when  we are left' all alone. We; will go out  as governesses, if we must. But I  have not the courage,, to undeceive  grandmother^ For that-matter, .tor  see her die tranquilly I feel capable of  accepting alms."  "Then," said Yvonne slowly, "I  .wilLgo^awayjnyself .IL  "Why, sister?  not  "as  Have you  much courage as I?"  "No, I have no more courage.' I  would rather see all three of us die  than take his' money."  "I .comprehend," sighed Jeanne.  "You love him. Poor Yvonne!"  And the elder sisters left her hands  fall while her lips murmured:  "Ah! my God! make her blind also.  Let her not know what ������he is going  to make me suffer!"  During this .time D'Avricourt, while  pushing hisreconnoitring to right  and left, began to he unable to recognize himself. He had arrived at finding Brittany a charming country ��������� the  great manoeuvres the best conceived  of institutions, the women of I^aris  mere dolls without minds 'or ^hearts.  His imagination was not called on to  build castles itt Spain, since it found  one ready-made in' Lorraine and very,  fine, but it installed in Vthe dwelling  the most loving qt young couples.and  even the rosiest of babies, which, was  going rather fast. '    *  The young wife was blonde; a pretty shade, She was called Yvonne, ;a"  pretty name whicli Raoul kept repeating to himself to convince himself  of this more fully:  "Yes, my dear Yvonne. No, my little Yvonne. Yvonne.: have you told  the nurse to take your daughter out  for a walk? .Yvonne, do you love  me?" To this question Yvonne did  not respond, arid for cause, and Raoul  dared not answer for her. .''  "In fact," thought this chasseur,  suddenly becoming timid, "how do I  know that she will ever love me?  And then what docs it matter? To  marry her? Come'on! Does a man  man * at my age when the world is  i li'.'  m  ���������j:,.'i '-t>. I  fev Tiefore him and s uniform on his
���back? Besides, I should be running
the risk of making a foolish bargain.
I have an income of one hundred
thousand francs, and she has nothing.
How would I ever know whether she
accepted me or the son of my mother?"
Lieutenant   D'Avricourt.   was   born
under a lucky star, for chance   under- i
took the clearing up ot this    doubt,
ordinarily not so easily solved. I
As he was dismounting     from   his J
horse, in the middle of the afternoon, I
in the court of Madame de la Mcaug- j
on, the two sisters appeared. The el
der held a letter and a ivaper.
'Sir," said she,  "the place is not
���'And as I am deaf, M. d'Avricourt
talked very loud. Fie, Mesdemoisellcs!
Are you not ashamed to listen at keyholes like chambermaids?"
VIII.
The manoeuvres were ended. The
last review had heen held. The next
day, before sunrise, the chasseurs
were to abandon G to its solitude.
Langtry & King*" Edward.
In commenting on that interesting and
now historical episode in which she was
said to have playfully eant a. lump
of ice tobogganing down tlie spinal
oolumn of the present Edward Re\-,
Lily Langtry said to Aeton Davie*
the other dav: "There is no reason in tbe world why I shouldn't tell
the truth about that little matter, for
the very good reason that it never oe-
While the muicipal punch was flow- ) currcd.   When the King, then the Prince
ing at the town hall and the" smoke of   of Wales, heard the story, lie asked me
deplorably damp cigars was vicing in   if I knew how on  earth it could have
thickness   with  the eloquence of the   been started.
toasts, Raoul d'Avricourt, who    had
well cliosen for what wc have to say! s*f*��* awaiting hi
to you.    But it is essential that our   , "MadcmoisscHe \v
7
grandmother     should   know   nothing
about this interview.  In two words, i
you    have lent   us  three    thousand j
francs, rather by force.     We   accept j
them and are   sincerely   obliged    to
you. Here is our receipt, signed    by
my sister, and me."
Raoul would have been glad to be
three thousand feet  under ground.
"This begins well!" he thought,
taking meanwhile, with a very sheepish face, the paper held out to him,
?for the tone of Mademoiselle Jeauna
admitted of no reply.
VII.
That evening the. lieutenant had
Tiimself announced as usual at the
���door of the Marquise. Hc. looked
shamefaced; but he saw at once that
Madame de la Meaugon knew nothing-    ��� ���
" "Come here, my guest," said the
���old lady from the depths ot her armchair. "I have a piece of bad news to
tell you; the younger of my grand-
childienis suffering and her sister is
staying with her. So you are condemned to a tete-a-tete."
"Well, Madame, I will profit by it
to talk with jou of scuous matters,
for my hours aie numbered. Do you
not think of marrying your granddaughters?"
"I think of nothing else. But you
are acquainted with our affairs, and
you know where the shoe pinches.
,You know too much of the world for
it to be necessary to tell jou that
suitors do not crowd about our doors.
Of course I couldn't. However,   my   old   friend,   Mv*.   Cornwallis-
Wost, finallv solved the mystery of how
excused himself,  m.-.dc his way    into   t]|e story s*tartc.(i, nnd her explanation,
the salon of Madame dc la Meaugon. j ti10llgh a very weak one I admit, is the
~"  m alone. only��peg on which any-of us have been
onne? * * ���" in-! able to hang this rtorv. ��� An informal
terrogated lie with an emotion for i dinner was given one night at which Mr.
Which some one in an adjoining room i and  Mrs.   Con.wall.s-ttest and. myself
Th* herder you cough tha won*
. the cough rjeta.
��hiloH's
Consumption
V^Uf G    Th* Lung Tonlo
was very grateful.
"It must be believed that her indis-
were guests. The Prince of Wales waa
not present. It was a very jolly little
party; we all knew each other very well.
position of yesterdav was more scri- I and" everyone was having a beautiful
ous than we thought. She declares ��� time, with the exception of Mr. Corn-
that she   cannot quit her lounge    at j wallis-Wost, who was tired and wanted
hor ' *�� 8�� home.   Several times lie asked Ins
wife to make a start, but she was en-
this
life.
moment   without   risking
"Then she will have nothing to do
with me?"
"To tell you the truth, I think she
is a little afraid of you. She has
.ideas about marriage, which are provincial to the last degree, and she
pretends that she would die of chagrin if, some day, she should find herself deceived^"
"Eh! Madame,! beg you to believe
that I am just as provincial on that
point. But who talks of deceiving or
being deceived? Foh! What villainous
words! Ought not one to have confidence? I love your granddaughter
with all my heart, and I swear to
you that I will make her happy."
"Confidence? Between ourselves,
sir, that is just what Yvonne seems
to lack. Oh! if I could gurantce the
future to her!"
"No one can guarantee anything.
Since your granddaughter refuses mc,
I may become a hundied times worse
than before, and it will be her fault.
Tell her that my heait had remained
good, and that it was hcis You may
add that she is the fust towhom I
havegivcn it."
At this moment a door opened and
You "who work miracics,  can you ef-j -Jeanne appeared, pulling her sister by
joying herself and refused point blank.
Finally he became quite angry and
'begged her to start. Tlie ices were still
on the table, and, .taking a spoonful of
fliers, "Mrs. Cornwallis-West laughingly
dipped it under her husband's collar,
with the remark: -'There, *-my dear boy,
tlhafc will cool you off for a. few momenta.' This story -must have been repented by some of 'the guests, and enlarged upon until it -was landed upon,
liU Royal Highness and myself. That, I
assure you, is all I -know aibout the matter. Even my enemies must admit that
I have always been noted for gentle manners, and that I or any other woman
would ever have dared take sueh a -liberty with the prince is too ridiculous.
Hia Royal Hitrhness was charming and
most good-natured about the whole matter.- In fact, only -this past summer,
wheal the King was talking to me at
Newmarket nbout my last American
tour, he remarked, with a twinkle in bis
eyca: 1 suppose tbey are still telling
that lump of ice story*on us in America,'
and I answered, 'Yes, and I'm afraid
their time prancing about liko anarion*
time."'
la a guaranteed
If it doesn't
benefit you
the druggist will gbra   ���
yoa your money back.
Price* 25c., 60c, tntf S1.00 o
g. a WELLS* CO,
Twilu, Cm.      ,   LaR��r, M.Y.   .  I
Kill or Cure.
feet that of finding husbands for two
young girls whose dot is not so easy
to prove as their nobility? Have >ou
any subjects in view'"
"I have one;    but   there are    two
difficulties. The first one is that mv
man is thinking of the younger    of
these young ladies."
"He knows them, then?"
"He knows them. The second    obstacle is   that   Mademoiselle Yvonne
must have a very poor idea of   him,
and  that she may well  have suspicions of the prctcnd.int."
"What? She has seen him?"
"Alas! she has seen him   but   too
.well���"
"But, sir," interrupted the' Marquise, trembling violently, it is not
possible that you wish to speak1* * *
* How admit that there can be any
question? * * * Vou should aspne to
the greatest match in France. * * *
-You can choose among a thousand���"
"That is precisely why I    choose fo
well. Unfortunately, 1 made a bad beginning, and I suspect that if   Made-
,   moiselle is indisposed, it is    against
me that she is so."
"Against you*' But' my dear child,
is that possible*' If I were fifty years
younger 1 should be mad about you.
'Ah! indisposed against you. Yvonne!
She would have to be more blind and
deaf than her grandntother."
"Eh! Madame, who knows'" said
Raoul. "But since you take my part,
deign to take it in earnest. I have
not more than one evening to spend
Tiere. To-morrow I must bid you goodbye. It Mademoiselle has not recovered, I shall comprehend that there is
nothing more for me to do. If she
finds herself sufficiently well to let
herself be seen, I will return to your
house in a few weeks, after taking my
^^xnen^to^Mir^garnson.^lien.^Madame,
you will let me know whether you
lave succeeded in gaining my cause,
Which I confide to you."
"Would it not be better for you
that I should lose it? And are you not
very precipitate? A week ago you did
not dream of our existence."
"Ah! don't talk to me of what I
was a week ago.-. T have seen here in
less than a week more grandeur, more
nobleness, and real beauty that I
ever met before in.all'my life; and I
am twenty-eight years old! That is
���what you must say to Mademoiselle
Yvonne, and if that is not enough,
add, Madame, that having lost my
mother as she' has done, I -had not
the happiness of seeing her replaced
by such a' grandmother as I know
of."
"You flatter mc; that is in keeping with your role. But, sir, you
Ijave a: father. And fathers do not
/usually seek daughter-in-law without
a dot.; .At .least,-it was so in my
time."
��� -,' "Oh! Madame,, it is very different
now My father has told me morcthan
a hundred times.- that lie married a
rich woman only that bis son might
be"ablo-to marry to his diking."
"Ypu* have an answer for everything". In fine, sir, come back to-morrow. Wc shall sue whether iny Tittle
Yvonne will leave her room."
Raoul withdrew, well enough contented with his evening. He bad hardly departed by one door when Mesdemoisellcs de Pordic entered by at^
other.
i "My children," said tbe Marquise,
"sit down there. I have great news
to tell you."
"Useless' trouble, grandmother," replied .Jeanne. "Wc were listening at
thc keyhole.'!
the arm, a trifle too rosy for an   in
valid.
"Sir," said the elder sister in a singular tone, "I have pei haps counselled my sister to an imprudence, but
I have made her promise not to let
you go away without saying goodbye to the guest who has been so attentive to our giandmother "
"That is good!" seconded the Marquise in an undertone.
Yvonne extended hei hand to Raoul,
who took it, kneeled, and kissed il
without a word. If this were an
adieu, it must be owned that il wonderfully resembled an "au revoi'r."
"Eh! well? has no one anything to
say?" asked the blind woman, astonished at the silence which prevailed.
"What are they doing?"
"They are doing nothing, grandmother," responded Jeanne, who, very
pale, was acting as mistress of ceic-
monics. "They aie on their knees beside your arm-chair, awaiting your
blessing. Put out your hands. Yog
will touch their two heads."
IX.
One evening, two months later,
the Marquise entered her open carnage to go as usual to sec her friend
Madame de Faoucl.,Only one of her
grandchildren was with her. Thc other
had departed with her husband that
morning atter their nuptial Ma��s.
But this time, Madame's carriage was
drawn by real horses.
"Jeanne," said the old woman
When they were on the way. "I shall
regret the poor team that your sister has forced me to ��� exchange ior a
new one. The others drew me more
gently."
Without replying. Mademoiselle de
Pordic softly pressed her grandmother's hand. Her'heart was very heavy
=-i:nd=she'was-thinkiiig=-that-the^blondei
and brunette team had been broken
for "ever.
.At the end oi the year the Marquise
died and Jeanne remained alone. Her
sister. Yvonne wanted to take her
home with her.
"Come," said the Vicomtcsse
d'Avricourt; "I will find you another
Raoul. Meanwhile you will have a
brother."
But Jeanne determined to remain
at G��� and not to marry, .under the
pretext that the name of de Pordic
would thus survive for some years
longer.   But this Was only a pretext.
Truth to tell, one would have to be
a Brctonnc and a daughter    of    the
Chouass to devote one's life to wearing mourning for an unsuspected love.
(The End.)
.     .        ������,-������>      '
The weather is  a  curious  thing-
it changes so from day to day.
Hut it it didn't what on earth
Would stupid people have to say ?
���:���Judge.
?    ���f++��� ���"
-."Things never seem properly adjusted
In this world." said the oareleS3 young
man.
"For instance':"
"1 have' observed time nnd again that
the people with    the    most    expensive
tastes almost invariably have the least
money    to-  meet    them."���Washington
Star.
A short time ago a veterinary surgeon summoned a man to the Winkle-
town County Court for two guineas for
attendance on a dog,' repoits an English
paper.
He swore that he had been called in
and found the dog sirfiering from dis-
tenipei, and that lie had paid so many
visits and had supplied such and such
medicine?, tor which lie claimed two
pounds two shillings as ,per agreement.
Then came the defendant's turn..
"You-say that I agreed to pay you
two guineas?"' questioned the defendant.
"Ceitainly you did!"' replied the plaintiff. '     '
"Eo you remember what our arrangement was?"                                         .-        '
"Perfectly."
"Didn't I say that I was afraid of you
running up a long bill, but that if you
would agree to take two quid, 'kill or
cure,' yon might have the ease?"
"Quite right; and I said that if you
would make it guineas I would 'take it
on," answered the plaintiff, with a gleam
of triumph.
"Well, now. on your oath, did you kill
my dog?" demanded the defendant, with
a sudden eneigy that woke up the judge
and mnde tfie usher jump again. ��� >
"Certainly nol," ieplied the other,
witb a bluster that was perhaps justifiable in -the circumstances.
"And yon didn't cure him, C03 he's
dead; and as 1 promised to pay, and jou
agreed to accept, two guineas, 'kill or
cure,' and you haven't done either, I
wonder how you'\e got the none to ask
for the money even, let alone bring me
here." _        ._  v. ���'
At this point the learned judge intervened, and the case was remanded for
further consideration.
'-.A London' rashloa.
According to tire London "Daily Mail*
���one of the most noticeable changes rumen's fashions is the new watch chah
for evening wear, which is so quaint thai
it carries those who behold it back ii
imagination, to the-early days off Couni
d'Orsay and lord Disraeli. The'"Dailj
Mail" adds: "It -is a narrow bond'oi
Hack moire silk ornamented at tfhe..endi
with delicately . fashioned dia.in.on4
���buckles. The band is worn quite'tauf.
across the waistcoat,' and is. about'th*;
length of the leather watch guard hovt
popular anions sportsmen���a trifle thai.
look's inconspicuous, that; is "perfectly
practical, and that costs ahout half*'
guinea. The price of the black rooird'
band with its diamond-.-fittings depends'
upon-the lvalue of the stones. Anothei
remiritscc-nctTof'ftre dkys of the dandle^
is the tendency among-men at this pre*
eent time to permit their hair .to, gtitw
a shade longer than has lieen fashionable
for some yenrs post. It is also burnished to sueh splendid brilliancy that
the use of macassar oil might io su*'
pected,    though    the   effect   is    really
fained by a strenuous wielding of the
rush, co.mpleted by the passing of a
sjlk handkerchief over the ambrosial
locks. Women who observe the trend of
the times are .fully, and not altogether
without delight, evpecting to see their,
men folk shyly cultivate a 'crop of curls
nbove Iheff marble brow, and modest
duster* of them behind their cars, after
the Byronic manner They note- .Uso
with "satisfaction the assiduity with
which the tailoTS are eiillivntin'' in their
clients a neat and lissom wai=t '"i'oir-
ing the military tpirlciicy, aceoi'iip'i-hed
in many c*.u=os by t'"> ui'.iiini of st iy=
Slay-makers for men do vot H.nint therr
wares ns a Pile in tilreir shop windows
but all t'-.e same a derirr.d for cor-,et-
for men, cleverly birred nnd m.ide of the
raOat. dglreate~,pWi*pjiToOT-.]nnc.ide. or~ot
"ilk lo^match the uinier wear, aie iu huge
demand,^ .., ���',���,      * s,,JA.
*������' -*"   ���<.,._ '''.;��� .- ,,'���*���       " '-'
������ A Woman's,' P.ower.
Plant Used asa Rouge.
The Southern girl always had a pretty
flush on'her cheeks. She "doesn't rouge,
the other girl? know that,- for the Hush
is far too natural to come from audi an
outside source. -Yet thj- fact remains
that she who last year was pale ;is this
year rosy. One day her hostess went into
tlio room where the Southern girl was
'.making her toilet and found her rubbing
a green.leaf on her cheeks.
Of course, then explanations were in
order. The green lent.'it'seems, was just
common burdock. The burdock ha?i a
fuzzy'surface) whicli, rubbed on the skin,
brings the blood,to the.sui-face most effectively. After it is applied, the*-more
the'cheeks nre bathed liie redder, thev
become. Here's a rouge worth while. Of
courso the *:'feel" of- the burdock ii not
trie most agreeable thins, in the world,
but its effects make up.for its disagreeable qualities. The SouHrVrii girl .war*
having fresh leaves, sent to her every day
in the' lettcra from Home, und that is the
way alio managed to keep up her health-
fill glow.     .
When her nefarious practice was thn*
finally discovered, she explained;that the
recipe for making and retaining rosy
cheeks was an oldoiiein her family,'and
young days,- had used it, but :that she
Was not unwilling, to share the. secret
with her chums.���"Waverlcy Magazine."
.*'.- *��� ������     /'  *���*-���"'��� *       ���    ���    -'      '���'���'
'"" The Heart of The Opal.
. Now that opals have .been restored t<~
favor, and it is understood that instead
of being omen's bf 'ill-fortune they are
.really .-'/lucky stones," it is4easy to un-.
derstand why supernatural agencies have
been' ascribed to the fascinating gen;.
and it may be af interest to; learn something of how to best preserve its brilliancy nnd beauty.
There is probably no other stone so
susceptible to outside influences ns an
opal. The .stone is soft, compared with
other gonrs, and the Hashing of its color.-
is'duo to the refraction of-light on thr
tiny scales and aJmqst invisible li-^iris
within the stone, which act like a pr'-i
dividing the light aind throwing out ill
the varying hues of the rainbow.
Tho play of color is" constantly 0*111' 1*
ing. 011111633 and brillin-ney succeed cieh
other with tlie regularity of atmo^plu rn.
varialions, moderate warmth 1mm.' ��
distinct.. luminnUiig elTecti while n u '1
heat is capable of robbing the *-to'io of
all-its 'beauty-by drying the' inoi=i^n
contained in pie "minut* cells..
' Tt is a curious fact, too. that there 1 0
vaporS'emitted from- the human bod-\ in
certain diseased conditions that are c-ip
nble 'of rendering  'the   stone   dull
J"��" "'-=;"-" ���"'" *"���-���" ������-  ".'-','V'���;   nble  ot   rendering  tire   stone   dull    o
had  been .handed, down   to rhor higher &   .^ tl)e-fndin��� o{ 4ifc nnd for
grandmother,  who,  m  her;  turn  m  her   tune and the fading of the. opal ma\  l
Englishmen's Three. Gods.
, The Englishman ia. the last mian anwmj;
dviiized natcea to be an' 0,-rtist, a musi-
cciam-or a poeit;"buit 'he is ihie first' to be
a geiitlemian." Ah'Bngliahmnm 'thinks
boldly;'loves'-ooldily and fights coldly, but
he .-gets; there.-;just "the sarnie.- Thore is
���always a fascinating smoo'thmess about
Mm, aind 'he .worships 'WiTee'��� gods-7���his
flag, bis trade anid. his top-hat.���"Bulletin," Sydney. ' -���    ���.   -     ,
An Engagement Extraordinary.
According to t'he Paris correspondent
of the London "Telegiaphj'.' a detei mined
miitor recently found a new way of using the motor-car for matrimonial purposes.    Tlie object of his affection was
willing to wed him, but her parents wcto
obdurate.     He   pretended   -to   give   up
hope, and to be reconciled to the idea of
���being me.'ely -i friend of the family, and
���he took out the girl and her father for
an  automobile  drive  to Havre.  . At a
dangerous part of the Toad he suddenly
'put=on-fulli=siieedf=and--the-ea"r-sprang
away at a terrific rate.   The girl sat still
and "showed no  fear,  but  her -terrified
father shouted to the man who wanted
to bo his son-in-law to stop.    "Consent
to  my  marriage  with  your  daughter"
was ull the motorist replied.    Still the
car tore along, and if nny obstacle had
appeared In the road at least three fatalities  would   have   occurred.      "Stop!
We shall all be killed!" the"girl's father
continued  to  cry.    "Most certainly  we
shall," said  the determined young man,
grimly;  if you don't consent o.t once I
am going to send the machine into the
ditch, and at this rate that-means'quick
death."    .-Vs he spokel're Imparted vio-.
lent lurches   from  side  to  side   to   the
e<.r.    "I 'consent.'".gasped the now van-
quisVd   pi rent     Immediately   the   car
slowed dowrr   and  tne rest of the journey was done at a steady touring pace.
But  during   tht   motors  pre\ious  mad
career a policeman had jotted down-its
number       \Vhen  the  airl's    father,  to
whom the machine belongs, appeared in
court  to  answer   io   the  summons,  his
future son-in-bw- accompanied burr, and
looked e\eepu ugly pleased with himself.
When a fine'of sixteen francs was imposed   the youirger man-said he would
pay it himself  with  pleasure.    He confided to the magistrate'that the day has
'been named. .   ' *
.1 waa._wcevry unto dt-nrth with thc ,'1
struggle";-,!  had-'bli tfiled-and,"* fough t 1.
my'lna'd desire to attain Umt whicli I,
most coveted. .'  , ���        , ' ��� '"',,'"'.' A\[
���I had sacrificed*my dignity and r.1.1 po
sition, and-had dome Ihiirga^-lnch,* if the
final prize were not -��o '^r&li;' I should
blush to1 think uj^on. ��� ���     V ,  '
���Had. I not left those  whoYhad  beer,
long in   (flic  raee  f-rr  lx4ii"d,  bleeding
and exhausted,  while I,' ever1' sellsh in'
mv  own desire; sped  on'wilh'a.'  I'termination deep rooted .-.��� d e\il, not  tai ���
ing what hefel my victim-^?
And now���now-! Ah, most cirii'l I'V.fe
that at last it.is over, and I have von,
must.! rdliliquisih all���.1)], thi't.,1 l.iivt
fought for, rrJil thnt f hnYc gained���md
foi* a woman? ' .
A w*ak, homejy iilll" woman?
Oh, that this .s'iouki he'.. isinn w ill do ,
mucii for the wuraan he loves'; yts, lip I
I do nol lovo tliis woman, do not think
tliat I o\eir will, noi i\i!l she erer lo\c
inc." even though W-t saciifice' be rtndc
wholly for her sake.
. Jlur lhe baby! All, yes, poor iujiocrait.
".ittjle"thin��. she holds hei- to her hoa't,
evon as she stands before me   ,
Thp ai tun tion, grb,ws. 'iinb&vntb'.c 1
know that I' "must net, at m\"�� and
quickly. *So, rising to iny full height, I
raisc^ mv hat, ��� and���since- it must be
done^���offer her my scat in the Harlem
train 1���Tho "Uarleuute."
A short time ago a'pifcman -was asked
by a Priend who was very bowlcggicd -to
purchase when next "i' the toon " n p.iir
of stockings for him..< On the following,
Satuiday the pitman entered the Shop of
a well-known hosier to make 'the purchase. The shopman was most obligms;
but, ��� having shown the lintq-nding pur-
fhi-spi nearly even-.ptiir.in stock, ilie alt'
'a>t thought it time to ask of the man a,
moie minute description of what wai rc-
quncd lie snid he had shown nearly all
they had, and he w.issiiic their shop was
ssem'd !o none, and, as Ihey had hitherto gi\en sa list.ict'on to all classes, it was
straiigc Ihey could not now suit a customer. The pitman laconically replied,
"Wh.'t I want is a pair o' bow-legged,
yins."     ��� .,. __ ���
Han-is Co-hen, the Baxter street clothier, whose recent death rcvenled iho fact
tlrat the money lie hudinadein business
had all been lost in" horse racing." was
anytllu'ng' but a'n Irislinratn/yel frequent-''
ly he made bulls.        .    -    - .   ,        ' . .. 1
Ono of his bulk, concerned a Jidrse he
had just bought. A mnn said this 'horse
was a' poor ono���said it could not com-
paTO with a'ce-rradii anim'al of his owm ������
, "Rubbish 1". Cohen,ietoT-ted. "Pvubbish!
Why, Wint horse of mine ^in sbind still
faster than yours can gallop."       '"
Specialism.is likely to fun to seed. A'
physician just gi.idu.ited fiorii the medical school wns asked about his plans. "I
am to be a specialist on the 11050."
f'Ah-!*' asked his blight interlocutor,
"which, nostril ��hall you treat?" '
/'Didn't you have .1 pleasant voyage?"
he asked. "Oh, yes^' replied HissCfieat-
blood, "except for the vulgar trade winds
wo encountered."���Philadelphia *"Led-
aer." ��� , ,     . '     ..
..opal
simultaneous, but the stone' is the u no
cent victim of the condition of the werr
er, not tho- cause of the disaster Si.
Walter Sebtrt, in his "Anne'of. Geier
stein" distorts the properties of the opil
to height?n, the uncanny element in history', and to carry out this plot makc-i
use of the'supernatural. - ... ���
. Tp this story may,, be; braced that "un
comfortable ' fe'eling"'' Jabbut an op-il
which peopl-vnat at all.'superstitious in
other matters, cannot.se.em tp shake off
If a manor a woniaji'attempts to -ne-u
v one, -friends and acquaintances contmu
ally bring lip the old superstition, until
the uncanny Atone sometimes ceases to
: delight. But it? is time this old supersti
tion should be senl flying after the old
witch and her broomstick; for in thr
old days the stone was highly prized a-
'an onien of good fortune "
- Most  of the fullest opaU�� .come from
, Hungary, but the principal vein has beer
exhausted lately, so that* tlie gem m its
finest variotv is exceedingly rare.���San
Francisco "Bulletin."
r
Mommsen the Absent-Minded.
Her Own   Opinion,
Askew
Mrs. Kewcd Viir afraid that my husband  hns  h'     '���  trouble.
Miss Ditsh ���Ves, poor fellow ! And
he'll probably never get over it entirely.
Mis. Ncweii- What do you mean?
Mis.-r Dashing-Why, only three weeks
before lie nmrried you he told mc I had
broken hia *��� heart.���Chicago  News.
o jour nuii'nagc is put
>:i,s
off?
���\liV�� Crui.iiin���Yes. papa is not a't all
so-tislicd with jus position; mamma
doosii't like his family connections,
auntie think-, he is too careless in his
drc.i*K and I think���- ;
Jliss Askew���Yes. what do you think?
Miss Crummy���I think I oiiglit to wait
till lie asks 1110.���'-Town and Country." '
She���Do thoughts that came to you
long ago ever return? '
lie (a poet)���Sure, if I enclose a
stamped invelope-���'Denver."Republican."
'TSpdlcse anecdotes nre told of the
great''Md^imien, who was always buried
in (his own thoughts. I .warsvon a trrmim
'o^;:day���-i3isT,Hre"litt!e-m-a3i;-n'itli=they'big
hat a'h'd'Iong'hair jumped off to go into
the university. Said tlio conductor to
nro, with a grin: 'That's''Mommsen. He
doesn't-know Jus own children,)? ' 'The
good professor's quiver was veiry ��� full���
J -believe he ^ad- thirteen children^-and
tt"fiVT*act 'Ant'','lie***n'i*Bl''*on,e*of* tbem
weeping, ii) the street and. tried to console It, wiiirKout' in thla least rrecognizirig
it.   -    -. ��� -." *" :    "   "
"One of-Hie best stories, and perfectly,
true, is tho following:, A friend of
Momnisen's met irirn one dny'ln* the I/in-
den, coming froni ���tli*' iiniyersity/liatless
���oa he frequently-.was-randv.walking in
the.gutter.- with one foot on, Uhe. pave-
momJt. His'friend aaked him. how (be? was j
and Mommsen replied, 'Well, I feel all
right; Jbut I notice to-dny bhat'I seem
to be limping.. I fear I lrave got rheumatism.' k i
A Thrilling Moment -
Tho dea.th 6f.the,famous Spanish toreador, Kcverte." recalls to 'the London
"Globe" one of the most thralling incidents ever* witnessed in the;arena. It
was at Bnyonr.c After disp'o3iiig 'of two
bulls. Reverie had twice plunged his
sword into a third, of glfrat str'ougth and
ferocity, nnd as the -beast continued
careering wildly, tlie spectators began tb
hiss Rc.erte for bungling. Wounded to
the very qitiek of hi-, pride, the Spaniard
shouted", "The bull is slrvin!" and,'throwing aside his sword., ssvrk on one knee
with folded arms in tho middle of tlio
ring. He waa right, but he had not allowed for the maigin of accident. Tho
wounded be.ist charged full upon^him,
but the matador, splendid to the List,
knelt motionless as a statue, while thc
spectators held their breath in bonified
suspense. Reaching his victim, the bull
literally abounded at: him, and,- as, Jic
sprang.he sank in death, with his lost ef
_fort't;iyiirKJorieJeiU'fulJii:jge.of:tliehead
that drove a horn into tlio' thigh -df the
kneeling man,''and laid bare the bone
from/tlie .knee to lhe. joint. , Still Reverte
never,,flinched) ,'iut ^erruiiiifd. kneeling,
exultant in victory, !v.:t calmly con.teriip:
'ttroiis' of aI'lplauso,"lill 'he was carried
���way to freaNiim of Inn grievous wound.
*^.    ' Little-Finger-Crookiue
titOe-finger-crooking  is   t!ie   ontiianr-'j
and visible .sign of an ostentmioira sont
The lines of a palm may be unoerf^i -v'.
and misleading, but the croo*k of a litll ;. ;
finger is'a positive injicalio;: of tht. iki _'.
ture of its owner.
. And,  first,   it   aenote?    drri*itful"c��-.j- ,- .
The crooked little fhiger ia more c-'f"���   ',.
seen on women tlian men, ni'd'th;-.*���:-   .
because a larger proportion <*"" the i***/-*;
sex have deceitful natures. '  ���".";:', ������'���
The woman, then, who raises bccr-iStB^.'���; : ?
cup with what she boliov? ���-��� b* an <-U���i.;
gant cun'e of hor little !':���������.-. i.s tr\i-j.f
to ininrcBS those whn --��� nt'r    ti'
idea that her�� is a. rt . iv'tti ai
nature     But ths deceit 11 I Iir 'if    r
fact   that   this     same     \w -e'-uu*     \
crookS h'er "little fing��- i*i ��� in ��
her own room    Tiis, t    -     k   pii*       1
that the crooking ia not .'     1 -tural re       -i.
suit  of  refinement  and   01!* ire    b ���c*
specious nnd-tliin��y  pretc 1-'      Wtiwur 1
is accepted nmo-ig those o'    ie enlt n��t 1
sigh' of  god*S  birth  and   b t ^< ing .��-ia    -   ,
mjstery  indeed,   for  it  jc   richer v��l<.      ^
been observed  among tii��  irely an-.;*��        t
cratie.    But  it  is  so  acce 1 -"I    an3> 1*       J
standB for veneering of nil - <rts t
If a woman  19 not quite  iii" of h-i-    j
position, her gown or her n onunciaiiic- , *-
she crooks her little iingei i-> -��� e r��^ -W j
her bediamonded lorgnette, en foad-i-l j
famcies all hex shortcomrr ge, iio-an.--i
looked.
As a rule, the little-finger c-eo\eiw��,-'wj
of those who sadly abuse the worduViai: - 1
i��tic" To them, anything Warn* �����[""* \
esthetic is "artistic." A brirnt-leolli*-t-i >
photograph frame, a drap<*d ri-,1" ct dc ��-j- i
Bagdad burlap 13 euthuaiait'cn! \ dnStti'?'1 I -
with the poor, overworked  -.(ljectrr*t��
And then, with a smile ot ���.irponstJtV,,,^
they cu-ne their'Httle fmgei-��  and  iei^-s.^ '
tea with the air of a connoisseur -i.    *������
Deep and careful research h 'a failed 5x   1 1    .
discover  the  origin    of    th"   proo*  a<    *\~
habit.   The only possible presirriptao   *�����
that tt is a Telic of barb-in��*n  "mi ��� , -
there was a  time when o;      ���      ��
had cups to dnnk from    Tn -vr >  i-    1
pidtect  tliemsehcs from   tl   ir   eir.
and covetous brethren, stin'. out ���*
little  fingers  to  ward   of  1 * - '"Jt.-   <-
���aulta upon their porcela:- -     t   <���     %
Be that as it may, thc ^r~ g ^^v>*
modern  httle  finger  apparent 1\   st-w ���
for a buffer against the assaults npnn ���
fragile and easily demoliahed refirteiit-. *. .
���"Coamopolitan." i
"*w I
His Demand.
V.-H.
"What more can you ask? ' ' ���*
It was'w the private ofpec 01 -o~r
America's greatest magnates ThaL^i
tleman sat twirling uneaa-H n li t ��*���-
while his sole auditor gazed nt' njxen
through the window as he *los- ly pw-
his head. j
"Let me recaplbolate," said Ihernr-.���	
nate, "and perhaps, my Lord Diikft,-.T-)i��    ^,
will reconsider your decision     Yolf w   h     - - ���
Otis many my 'iaug-hter.    Ii  r��tunr 1 *   - -
this���^in   return   for   the    pri  ilege   <���' .1.
diluting her -with one of the  rlowcr�� ol -t
England's  nobility, name!),  \ounusif���1
offer you 400 shares in the -foek of fie-  -
Amalgamated Cam Opener Co-npanypf 1    *"
.value  5100,   2,000  shares   of ���the" Go'*- 1^
Hinge Tower, pir $1000    10(1 "bonds it- ->������>
the Compressed  Leaves-Lrnitrd, and^a<-    r-
controllrng interest m the Fuh Scalp St��� -
ternational    Just think oT 't'    Caii/ifJ-'-.
be possible, with this princely offpr hr- ~ ���
fore you, that you absolutely refc-js-1< - ������*
marfV- my daughter?",
The Duke arose and turned towanLfris-c- -a.v
door 1
"Yes, I refuse," he said cruelly:;"       JA *
The  desperate  magnate  strode aftei--'.-Uf.
him
"What will you consider'" he asked*. wJ-^, -
anxiously. . , >
The Duke looked back '        ' 1
J  "It is absolutely neees=ary," ho stride,
"thai 1 have a hundred dollars in cash."j
n-Xt
"iT��(
Did She Know?
Those \vI10 of old Santa Claus
:  A silly myth would make,   ,*   "  *
,Should do-.��aj.litt!i* slwpping now
And, find put. their  rriythlakc.
���Cleveland Plain''Dealer."
*'     Depriving the  Pig-."'
j *   , - -, : 1  .   . q
-A certain railroad oflreer driving jne
<Jay In-'W'i'njnning countrv suddenly re-
colleotcd. his ibovish-fondness, for buttermilk.    "Evidently,  however,  it was not
churning-day In thaflocalitv. for he en
quired at several.lionises without finding
a  housekeeper  able  to  supplv   Uie  desired beverage.   With each rop'eat"(l'fiil-'
ure his thirst increased; nothing but buttermilk, he was 0onV1r.eej,   would  serve
to,allay tluit thirst, and buttermilk he
intended fco hnve if ho were obliged to
? visit -every farmhouse in that portion of
the .country. ...  .,..^    :?.... ; ���
=^^���hraUiJaizei^^was_irewarded.i=^rie
found'his birtlc'rmilk-^bnt lost* his appe
Ute at-the, some .time.   .1      -.       -.
"Yea," ��aid the, farmer's wife, "pounug
oufa-geiicroug -cirpful'W' a pale-gr<yn.
lukevyaj-m, unlivviting liquid, fl gties-, I
can spare you a little, but I Was saw i"
it -for thepig."-^Crirrt>ll Watson Rankin.
A Scotch Wit
Fond Father (showing off bis off;
sprrngs' intelligence)���Xow, Elsie, dear,
what ikii. cat?-' ffls'C���Drrtifro. Fond Faj
ther���Well, what's that funny little animal that conies, creeping up_ the utaira
when everyone's in bod? Elaie'(prompt*
ly)���Papa.���Xew  Vork "Tunc*."
Wife*���Before mirriugo a,, man it
known by thc eorujiany be kseps. Hus.
band���:And rifter! Wife���By theVloih*!
Irrs wife ��o.in
ENGLISH SPAVIN LINIMENT
Kemoves, all hard, soft or calkiouser
lu,nips and blemishes . from hotrsei
blood spavin, curbs, splints, rlnjt
hone, sweeney, stifles, sprains,, s****
and swollen throat, coughs,'etc. Sav>
550 -by the use of one bottle.' Wap
ranted the wist wondertul "310*111**!-
^uro eve* known.
��� The daughters ol'ulre King arc seldom recognised, t.\ccpt wjic^i ihey ar**
witli their parents ,.JlcLcntly Prm-
ccss Victoria'* wis walking iii Bond
street and desired to cross Tne traffic
was very much' congested, and the
Princess did not take advantage of her
opportunity when thc tjaffic was stopped, lo the annoyance of the policeman on duty.
"Come, hurry up, young woman,"
said that functionary, giuflly , . "wc
can't keep thc cabs wailing all day for
you."
The Princess smiled, and hurried.���
Frpc Lance,...    ���
Sunlight7,Soap' \v$li not
burti the 'riap off woolens
nor' the surface off linens.
tOMJGHT
��� NdrV'mnny jokes' that ard made fron
r-he bprrch, would .stand being retold,
much less printed. "But viith Comiiiis
donor Kerr it -13- different: Mr. G.'Pill-
Lewjs, K.C., irr a book^just published,
whirilr deals with the career of the 1 Ue
judge, rc|��*oducos many-'of-his pungent
'.lyings, and. Uiey stand" the test rcrrrark-
Bly tt'Oll.''Tl're'foilowing wrll'show thit
"he old Scotsman, who. wn.sraccustomed
���o hit slrurght from the shoulder, could
ilso stand being hit back:    ' ' '
On one occasion*.nn advocate with a
le.ird and moustache (which he' then
iiitcd) appeared*before-him. ."How-cm
I heir jou, sir, if you cover up J'o.ir
im//le like a terrier doe!" Be ask< 1
���Well. 1 h:|d rather be an English tfr
ier than ,a Seotch cur,", was .the, repij
The t'lriiuii.ssiotier'cliucklcd, and men Ij
i!iiiaiked,."Gct on."?,     ... .     ,    .,
The commissioner's pet theory agair^t
'tying diedit otiee furnisheVl occasion for
��� nroat arriuging incident,. One day a
���hiiiliir wa.s seeking 10' recover ��13 odd
.ir. milk snpplied.. *The ;cOmmissioner
ud to .1 milkman, "A thought, everyone
1 tid for liis'fienriyworth of lidIke.i^h
'.ty as it was delivered.",-I>laijJti<?y voh,
'), thej' don't, your honor. I serve yr. ir
'ndr's h('iu��e with milk; and they h-,-. .e
ol. paid me fpr-two months,". The con-
'i-viioncr: "Ah, well, you'll not supply
ie any tiiore: yhi will be watcring.-viv
rilk.to make up for thrs; ��-13 \-ou are
���>rng lo lo.-ie."
Challenge the Judge. v
' r>\ ���
Th�� .Hoehester tTost Dvprass" fiiinkerjr
that Uie Buffalo witness who e.-*cplaj��d*>
on tBe stand the other tl-h  thit he pte- -        --
ferred not to teU the truth as it migjkt   -,    tt
militate agamst*"the success of his- siife,    ���-j.  -,
was as frank as the old darkey who wbs      ��    -
put  upon  the  vntnesa  stand" amLivw .-.-a
asked    whether  he would    understa��dv��-_-��' -.
what would happen if he'did not tdl"_v
the truth. He replied   "I 'specs our aifll? *2
win de cose, sah."   It was a negro oi tu ip
similar type who was being tried onr��-,4
criminal charge, and during tbe prelim--*
inary part of "the trial Tie had a junoi^
challenged op the ground of prejudice^
"Are there any more jurym��n who ha^jc   -       '
a-pAjWbce'i^ainst you'" inquired 'Ii*   -
coui|��^L 4 "Xo, sah," replied the old moo,,
"de jurr Is all nght now, but I slioly
would .Hke  to   challenge  the judges.1^-^-
Buffalo "CommerciaL"
"Anthony Hope" on Marriages t
1 1. .   _____ ,
.   Mr. Anthpny Hope naw ldat, who wtiaE-
the special guatl at a. house dinner of tfi��p-
Autbo��'rCnlb,  rcfernng  to his-reccnb
marnage, said that twche months befonr^
hc "became qualified to a'ddrcss them as ���
J3enedict ho wroter do^vn bis lmpressionr-
ef matrimony, occuining, as he did, tor
Uae the historic phta^c, "a position of
gteaicr freedom nnd le*��*s res,poiuibility,*
und he hoped Umt his no doubt ignorant-
but ' highly     mtcrestf-ig'    lucubratioa��->
���nould find a publisher witnin the en��ifc-
ing joar    11 v,ett no.ouviU3 that novefr
iste wrote mucn better wjtliout erptrh.
enco.tliin  vi th  it     Anj-how,   he, rati*
goincr to call tlie mnol   Double Haiiuxm,    '
��� .I/iterat-ure..he (continued, did not estate
for Uie sake of making money.    MooajT"
was "a*b\ produi*!, "but it was a by-pmt-
duct whioi could enmh bc utilised. Ehj^.
tliou^n a book  wa-, g->od, it sometune^
lniioYed 'on tnalnng money
REDUCEl
i^SJJENn!
I     "I have been  w.itohirig'Harry, ard
riiink the buy wi'!  m^nin nrtv'."
Agaui on the War Path.
La Gn,ipe his opened h^s winter cxoSt*
p-ugrr ,m-1i all Ins old time Mgor. Ho J^-
no r^-pcfr 0f person- -o jou may bat
hi- nc.1 \ittim It is therefore, well ta%
be.-^irep ired as far as possible, and fat-
no other wa., can tins be done so effe<f
tn eh as bj fortifMiig' the svateia'
against attack bj taking KERROI/, ��
penect emulsion of God Li\er Oil, Irea
apfl Phosphorus, and, therefore an rn-
equ.i,llcd tissue-builder, blood-purifier anii
ncn�� tonic.
In "o \-nlescenco aft<yr an attidc of Tiai
-Gnpi>e, nothing will ��o (quickly and eX-
fettr\-!,\ restore i. nor-i il and healthy
conBrtion as FERROIj
5*
>���
k
Flipper    \Vliy- does he object  to  Jifc
wift goi lg out ilone in her InotlO(l^car,*l'
. '-?*liU'Pe:r:   Because   he. can't  aee   :��-��;-
one urunanageabie thing can morrage another.
AmU tor iht- eir*T
Ou. Revelstoke Herald and  Railway Men's Journal.  PablUhod eisty TbvtwUy. SabKrlptton ������S  per Tear.   Adierttilns r������te������ ob application.  Chugc* of-*dvertUemenU must be in before  noon onWedneMut;- to insure insertion.  Job Printing in all its br������ncli6i promptly and  neatly executed.  Thursday, March 24, 1004.  PROGRESS OF  ORTHOGRAPHY.  B'V^t'      ���������-���������  Throughout all the workings of the  universe nothing ia to manifest aa tbe  system���������th* incontrovertible regularity, precision and order which dominates all the laws of nature. Nothing  occurs by chance or accident. Everything haa a regular cause and a reason  for happening.  haws which exhibit this harmony of  concerted action most beautifully are  ���������Tbe indestructibility of matter���������Tbe  law of magnetic attraction and repulsion���������Tbe law of gravitation, and tbe  revolutionary system of the planets,  ���������which gives us our days, nights and  seasons.  Not only are these laws of the universe perfectly systematic and methodic in their working but although  the why of them has and always will  baffle human intelligence, the simplicity, of them is in all phases very  apparent.  It is beyond the power of man to  alter these rules and regulations of the  Creator, in any degree, and certainly  it is wise that it is eo. They are  arranged for his comfort, welfare and  happiness and set as an example for  bim in th* construction of his finite  laws. Wherever man ha* obeyed  these laws and worked in concert with  them be has naturally been abundant-  ly successful, when he has failed to  obey and work in harmony with  them he haa dismally failed.  It is said that "Order is God's first  law," and undoubtedly it ia true. If  the Creator required that, aa hi* flist  principle certainly it is also a necessity  to mankind, and our advanced civilisation of to-day is tbe result of our  infusing into all things, little or great,  ���������ystem and order.  Natural philosphy says a fluid of  gaeater density than another will  buoy up the fluid of les*er density. In  compliance witb thi* w* build a structure by which we force the displace-  of water by air and . thus pursue our  commerce upon the sea. In this we  are systematic in that we follow a  rigid principle. We do this because  we are forced. When we are not  compelled to follow certain laws and  thu* obaerve system and order we set  up any arbitrary rule sensible or  senseless, which happens to suggest  iteeli to the fanciful brain. Frequently we disregard ���������reason entirely and  consequently we are encumbered with  rules which ar* aa contradictory a*  light and darkne**.  Generally ia this true of our English  language (which, by tbe way, ia tbe  pearcet to a perfect lapgu������qg*-, yet  known) specifically  is it true ef one  branch of it���������orthography.  Writers and orator* bave labored to  bring  about  a sensible and universal  system of spelling, but tike tbe farmer  who  kept    asking   in   vain  for  hla  neighbors to come and assist bim to  cut hi* com and finally found that the  only way to accomplish anything wa*  to do it himself.     DO!     There ia tbe  secret, ceaae advocating such a thing  me good but do it, and show it* value.  English  people  are  laboring with  their  arbitrary pounds, shillings and  pane*.     We   are   a little more systematic with our dollar* and cent*, yet  our system might be made ten time*  ���������more simple and practical.    Evan the  universal  decimal system of notation  Knight with great advantage be chang"  red to the octimal system.    We are so  arbitrary, we J������y 12 inches in a foot;  SO ounces in a pound (avdp.); 100 cents  tn a dollar; 12 oh. in a pound (apotb.)  4 peck* in a bushel and 00 second* in a  minute, etc.  What a terrible mixture!  Where is the logic, reason or sequence  in the above?    Take the octimal system, and apply it thoroughly and see  ���������what  a simplification���������8 inches to a  foot, 8  ounce*  to  second*  to a  dollar, etc., etc. How easy it then  become*: Half a pound 4 ounces;  quarter of a foot, 2 inches; eighth of a J .^"'^^  dollar, 8 cents; sixteenth of a dollar, 4  cents; thirty-eecondth of a dollar, 2  cents; sixty-fourth of a dollar, 1 cent.  What simplicity, no fractions, only 8  tables to lsani instead of 12. Only 8  arbitrary figures' to learn���������infinite  numbers following in a natural sequence to the young mind after mastering the first 8���������instead of the 27  arbitrary figures even up to 100  which have at present to be learned.  To return from this little digression  and repeat: There is no way to accomplish aught but to start out fearlessly and boldly and with no regard  to criticism but in the light of reason  and judgment pave the way to a proper system and order.  Significant i* it that tbe medical  profession, which haa achieved more  for mankind than any other. product  of the human brain, is taking up the  sword and wadingintothe orthography  of the English language. A medical  journal entitled, "American Surgery  and Gynecology", ' published in St.  Louis, Mo., andraa a periodical representing the very deepest thought and  most intricate skill of the age, has started in and it is to be hoped that other  leading journals of the day will assist  in the. good work and a liberal pruning  and alteration will be continued till all  this redundancy and contradiction in  our present orthography will be done  away with entirely and some consistency and order evolved from the chaos.  The above mentioned journal has  wisely commenced gradually and  struck a blow.at the most flagrant  incongruities as a starter. It has discarded the idiotic "ough" from  "through" and spells it as it ought to  be "thru". Also it has cut off the  useless, "ugh" of "though" and loaves  it in a rational form "tho". Still  further has the worthy journal gone  and "talked, walked, worked and  inixod,"are now the' more sensible,  Vtalkt, walkt, workt and niixt."  Emory Lahphear, M. D., Ph. D.,  L.L.D., the editor of the above mentioned magazine has the following note  appearing each month under the name  date and terms of subscription of the  magazine. "The spelling found in this  magazine i* that voucht for by the  most prominent educators of tnis  country and is recommended for general adoption." And verily may it be  so. Now that the ice is once broken,  surely many will follow the valiant  lead.  One cannot look over our alphabet and not find a great deal that is  incongruous and should that one be a  primary teacher, still more is the inconsistency painfully apparant.  Where is the necessity of "c" ? It  appeal's with two sounds tbat of "K'  and that of "S". Thus it is a redundant letter and very confusing. We  say to the child that ca-t spells tbe'  word cat. The name of the letter "C"  is on* thing, the -sound - of it is quite  different. To be systematic the name  of any letter should be a suggestion as  to its use. With "S" and "K", "C" is  of not the slightest use.  Further the letter "Ot" is wrongly  Dame^.^Eathetshould.=it^be_i.called  "gay", using the hard sound invariably, then it would not be intermixed  with "j" as it at present is. "H" is  another misnomer, "hay" should be  the name of thi* letter. The letter  ���������q" cannot be   used   without  its co-  LOOKING FOR  TIMBER LIMITS  a pound, 8 or 04  minute, 84 cent* to a  partner "u" why not give it its proper  name "quay" and thus make it simpler.  Then "w," what a name! "Dubbleu"  or some such sound. This should be  "way" in sound, and then it would be  consistent with its use. And lastly  "y" called "wi." Were this called  "ye" as it should be if any connection  is to be found between its name and  use, then it would be consistent.  The letter "x" is amply significant  in its sound and yet we will persist in  prefixing "e" to it in nearly all cases���������  excuse, explain and extract. Why  not drop the senseless "e."  We smile at the illiterate Englishman changing his "h's." We are just  aa foolish when we say "horse" and  "hour," only we pride ourselves on  following our arbitrary law.  While all alterations in orthography  should be made with careful judgment  and reason yet, now that the campaign is opened the most glaring of  these offensive silent letters will surely  be quickly dispensed with. All honor  to the American Surgery and Gynecology Journal, and (hose that follow  Enterprising Prairie Men Here  After Investments.���������Say That  Their People Will Put Money  in Here.  D. O. Parker, of Morden, Manitoba,  and H. P. Simpson, ot Winnipeg, are  guests at the Hume. They are out  here prospecting for timber land.  They say they expect that there .will  be a very large accession to the population of Manitoba and the Territories  during the coming year and for several years to come. With the Increase  in the number ef people, will come an  augmented demand for. lumber for all  sorts of purposes. In order to supply  that demand, it will be necessary to  call on the forests of British Columbia. These'two gentlemen, who are  wealthy and enterprising, say that  they want to secure some timber  limits in this province before the big  rush to secure them begins. They  intend to do "this and will make  another trip to this section for this  purpose later in the year. Tliey say-  that the provinces to the east cannot  prosper without this province feeling  the good effects of that prosperity;  nor can British Columbia enjoy good  times without the prairie provinces  feeling the':-good effects of it. The  two sections ure so close together that  they must' necessarily trade a great  deal with one another.' What we  have they have not, and what they  bave we are not provided ��������� with.  Looking ahead a few years they can  see that there will be a big demand  for lumber in the section in which  they reside and are determined to  place themselves in.a position to supply some of the demand.  When interviewed they stated  that they were interested - in real  estate in Manitoba and thought, it was  the best country in the' world, the  same as the people here think that  British Columbia holds the palm for  all that is great. People who have  not been on the prairies know very  little about that section. Immigrants  are coming in from Easteen Canada,  Europe and the United States. Both  gentlemen stated that - they had  attended a meeting at St. Paul at  which was formed) the Canadian Inii-  gration Association. * The idea of the  association is to induce imigratioa  from the United States, lt has been  decided by .the association to spei d  $00,000 in advertising in the United  States. Tbe head office is in St. Paul.  The Dominion and Provincial Governments^ the city of Winnipeg, the  railway companies and business men  in Manitoba and the Northwest  Territories are subscribing to the fund.  The advertising department is under  the charge of Theodore Knappen, who  was formerly tha associate editor of  the leading St. Paul paper, but he  gave up this lucrative position to push  the advertising for the association.  Messrs. Parker and Simpson report  that last year over 100,000 people came  into Manitoba and the Territories, of  which 50,000 were from the United  States. They further state that they  expect the influx will be even larger  this year." So greAt is the demand for  land that the. price is advancing and  good arable land is now worth from  90 to $7 an acre. This is cheap, they  declare, for good wheat land.  The growth of Winnipeg has been  very rapid, >nd is now putting on  metropolitan airs. One sign of this is  that a 12-storsy steel building is to be  erected by the Union Bank on the  corner of Main street and William  avenuerwhich^wilUcostbalL.a=raillion.  of dollars. Last' year the building  permits in Winnipeg were for over  $0,000,000 and this year the contemplated improvements will cost $8,000,  000. The Canada Northern and the  C.P.R. will spend about $*,000,"000 this  year in improvements at Winnipeg.  The C.P.R. is putting in what it is  claimed ara the largest terminal yards  in th* world at VVinnipeg.'slisor new  roundhouses and shops .*nd other  buildings. The builders will have all  they can attend to this year in  Winnipeg. '  From what Messrs. Parker and  Simpson have seen of British Columbia they feel satisfied that it is now on  the up grade; that the mining, lumbering and business generally will be  more assuredly prosperous than it has  at any previous time. The people of  the prairies are already looking around  for places in which to put their surplus capital, and they predicted that  many of them will invest in our mining, lumbering and other industries,���������  Nelson Daily News.  LEGAL  John manning scott,  Barrister, Solicitor, Ktc.  Fint Street ��������� ��������� itcvelstoke, B. C.  JJARVEV, M'CARTER & PINKHAM  Barristers, Solicitors, Eto.  Solicitors tor Imperial BMik of Canada.  Company funds to loan at 8 percent.  Fikst STarrr, Kevelstoke B.C.  SOCIETIES.  Red Rose Degree meets second and rourth  Tuesdays of each month; White Rose Decree  meets third Tuenday ol each quarter, in Oddfellows Hall.  Visiting brethren welcome  T. H. BAKER, H. COOKE,  President, Secretary.  LOYAL ORANGE-LODGE  No. 1658.  Regular meetings are held in the  Oddfellow's Hall on the Third Friday ot each month, at 8 p.m. star  Visiting brethren cordially invite.  W.B. fLEMING.W.M  J. ACHESON, Rec.-Seo.  B. P.  KOOTENAY STAR, R,  Meets on First Tuesday of every month, in  I.O. O.F.Hall.  J. ACHESON. W.-'P.'  J. H, ARMSTRONG, Rko.  Cold Rang* Lodge, K. of P.,  No. 28, Bevelstoke, B. C,  MEETS EVERY WEDNESDAY  in Oddfellows' Hall at 8  o'clock. Visiting Knights are  cordially invited.  A. J. HOWE, C. C.  J. W. BENNETT, K. of R. <fc S.  H. A. BROWiS, Master of Finance.  H. PERRY-LEAKE,  Mining Engineer  and Metallurgist.  SPECIALTIES:  Examination and reports on Mining  Properties.  Specification   and Construction o  Mining Machinery.  Mill Tests ' of  Ores and  Concentrates.  Bedford McNeill Code J  COWAN BLOCK, Revelstoke, B. C.  FANCY CAKES  ANQ CONFECTIONERY  If you waul tho nliovu wo curr  supply you with anything in tliid  Hue..  TRY OUlt  W1IOI.KSO.MU  White and Brown Bread  Scones and Buns  I       PRIME   BEEF.     PORK.   Mb 1 TON     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.  Dances antl Private Rirtuw Catered To,  Full StuuU of Kxvulltfiit Camlics.  A. E.   BENNISON,  Mavlvuintie Avouuu.  ������S=* UNION *=&&  Cigar   Factory  REVELSTOKE,   B.C.  H. A. 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The trouble is  th.'i.l. tliu iiinjorily of people do not know that thc  right glasses will give Mint needed cost.  XVE XVWA. KXAJHINl!* YOUJt EY1SS FREE OF  G.IIARG10, and if you feel that you aro justified in  wearing glasses wo can lit you. A largo quantity  always in stock.  ���������"������9  ���������t������  ���������W���������  WATCHMAKER,  9 AND OPTICIAN  M. A. SMITH & CO.,  Successors to A. N. Sinith.jj  DON'T SUFFER  ANY LONGER  Save Your  EYES  J. GUY BARBER,   -   Jeweller, Optician  *������ /' /// **  sids^  ��������������� ...J* sis  o  rt a ������ =  ts <o bjj.2  rt 5 *S"S  S3  ra  J*>n CS  ^   in   n.  ,0  "SzX ."3  0<gffi,*J  oo0:-  &    -.    X  i:J������������JJ������l������%Jiig^m-.;crri^7rr.friTT.!|7ilr,nt|nrrT||l |T|7| '|||'(ij  MASON & RI5CH PIANOS  Renowned for their  full  and sympathetic tone.  Unsurpassed    in     finish  and case design.  J. McLeod,    -   Agent  BAKERS AND CONFECTIONERS  Fresh anil Complete Line of Groceries.  Jas. I. Woodrow  BUTCHER  Retail Dealer m���������"  Beef, Pork,  Mutton, Etc.  Fish and Game in Season....  REVELSTOKE  Business  College  DAY AND EVENING CLASSES  IN THE LIBRARY BUILDING.  Instruction���������is--given-in Bookkeeping,  Commercial Arithmetic, Penmanship,  Correspondence, English, Shorthand and  Typewriting.  Classes are  being  formed   for French  and Latin.  Yankee  WINTER RESORT  Pine CUd Sand Hills or  North Carolina; Pine'  BluS.  A Two-Cent Stamp  for  Booklet.  Ft C, ALIEN, IcSfifor^iup-fc  MOSCROP BROS.  Plumbing;, Steam and Hot Water  Heating,  Electric Wiring: &  Bell Works.  Pipes. Valves and Fittings.  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C.  BALED HAY  FoR SALE���������Three Hundred Tons  No. 1 Prairie Hay. For particulars  and prices address  Corner Douglas  KIdk Streets  All orders promptly filled.  EBYBM50EB, B.������  PELLEW-HARVEY,  BRYANT & OILMAN  Mining Engineers  and Assayers,  VANCOUVER, B.C.   -Established 1890  AS8AY WORK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS  UNDERTAKEN.  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Rejected applications have often  been Miccc������������fti11y pro-scented by us. \Vc  conduct fully equipped offices in Mon It cal,  and Washington ; tlus<|tinlifics tis to prompt-i  ' ly dispatch work nnd quickly sfcure Patents,  aa brond ns the invention. Highest refcreucesi  furnished. /  Patent* procured through Marion & Ma /  rion receive apectal notice without charge ii> <���������'  over 100 newspapers distributed throughout;  the Dominion. (  Specialty:���������Patent business of Manufac- <-  hirers and Engineer!. }  MARION & MARION     $  >    Patant Experts arid Solicitors.   <  {Offices:   I   New York Life B*ld'if,noiitre������I-  ******  *  ���������*  -5<  ���������*  +  +  ���������**  ���������h  o  ���������*  ���������r*  ���������*  **********************************************  '   *  *  ���������*���������  t  STILL LEADS  Out' litisb for "1003 is over, nnd as usual ut Lliis time of  your we uinUu it speeinl Ly of  T  < I  What is nicer and more biicoroiiiir.  You* should try ono of our latest Blnck Suits. They .arc  stylishly made, frock and full dress. We have n, stock of nice  goods to select from, nnd wc guarantee every suit.  Our stock-of Tweeds are well selected, and in order to keep  our liands employed until the arrival of Spring Goods, we are  having ii Special January Sale.  *  *������������������  1  *  Our $20 Suits to Order  Ladies' Tailored Suits to Order.  ���������*  -ji  -5<  ���������*  -*-���������  ���������  ���������fr  -fr  -fr  ���������fr  -���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  ���������fr  "fr *  ****************************************************  -ft-���������  ���������I-  J. 3. CRESSSV8AN,  -  Mackenzie Ave     i  Wholesale & detail Meat Merchant.  Fish and Game in Season.  First Street,   -   Revelstoke* B. O.  REOPENED  REMODELED  Palace Restaurant  Two Doors  South of the New  Imperial   Bank  PromijL's formerly occupied by Union  Restaurant.   ���������  Atlantic Btdg.Waahlnzton D.C,  Mrs. McKitrick, Manageress.  Open at all hours. Short Orders tastefully served.  Meal Tickets Issued. Terms Moderate. ;y-  EDITORIAL NOTES.  We are in eec.'ipt of the Seventh  Annual Report of thu Department of  Agriculture of B. 0. Tire Hon. tt. G.  Tatlow has prepared a very extensive  and"Compre!ieii.sive report on the progress of this industry of our province.  Throughout are numerous excellent  cuts of farms, stock and fruit lands  which show British Oohimhia to Iiu  second to none in quality of agricultural productions.  In speaking of Kevelstoke the report  says : " In the vicinity of ltevelstoke  quite a largo quantity of land is under  cultivation. Bi'twven Kevelstoke and  Carnes Creek there are some splendid  flats for "cultivation. At Hevelstoke  and along the railway line one i*.  struck with tho luxuriant growth of  red clover and the thrifliness of the  vegetable and root crop."  While wo can claim for our district  importance in the immense mineral  and hun be i- wealth we can also show a  considerable fanning area. While  much of the land is at present heavily  timbered yet this timber���������mostly  cedar.-���������is very valuable and the cost of  clearing is practically covered by the  sale of hun ber. This timber land  makes the very finest fruit atid vegetable land to be had anywhere. Even  iu the Big Bend country���������essentially  a mining locality and as such mountainous���������there are, according to the  report, numerous benches of excellent  funning lands. As the mining industry  of this section progresses, which it is  bound to do, these binds will be culti  vated and the products thus obtained  will practically support; the entire district���������surely a gratifying consideration.  eral election is most probable before  1H05.  The American presidential campaign  will soon be commenced.  Premier Coombes of the Republic of  France is also on the eve of his resignation owing to vai ions socialistic  measures he has vainly attempted to  introduce.  With Citnndii, United States, Great  Britain and France all holding general elections there will be a fitting back  ground to the cannonading in the  Japo-Itussian war.  Thn panic in the New York cotton  exchange on Saturday owing to the  failure of D. J. Sully & Co. to meet  their margin calls on tlieir vast, holding.*! of cotton, was unprecedented in  its freiiKj- and eonfu-ion. D. .1. Sully  during the past 15 months has "bulled"  cotton  from  7c. to 17c. per pound.  The "bears" made a well planned  attack on Sully and unloaded immense  quantities of cotton and sent tha price  down $l.i per bale. Mr. Sully cornered  cotton last. May and cleared over a  million dollars. At that time he  forced the price up to 10c. per pound.  This year hc opened out on a much  larger scale and 'unfortunately could  not hold out. His losses will aggregate two or three millions."  NOTICE.  Xntrei* is litrreliy iirven tlrnt sixty dnys nfter iliite  1 inlenil Oi jii'p'ly tc tin* Chi..:! Ci'inntissiorior uf  Lamls runl Works fm- iir'rims.-.ion t<i purulinsu  liiu fullt'Viiii: tkscrtlicil Louis ^'luureil un rln.*  N'nlli sulc uf I'i'per- Arruw l.nkt.' near tlie mouth  of. (Jiilutulita Itiver in West Kootenay District  i-niuiuem-inrfut n. |"*t planted on the norrh side of  Upper Arrow 1-ike nnd on tli.* Kast boundary of  Lot its!, (ir.mp One, and marked T. Kilpatriek's  south west coiner post; tlience norrh -JO chains:  theneo cast u0 chnins: thenee south -in eliains;  liienee west IKl eliains to tile point of couiinelico-  nictit. containiur: 1-C acres more or less.  Dated this rKlril day of l-'el.ni.u-y, VJit.  T. Kll.P.mUCK.  MEN !!!    GIVE THE  Vacuum Developer  A triiil mul Ito ccnvhiivi! that it will give results  .sun! and liiKtinn. Otiri-i v.oafcurss ami umto.  vutopeu nrniiit**, Mtricttiro unit vurliM-ccK*. fcjuinl  stamp for Ixiok svnt ^oaU-'-l in plftin onvcli-iJV.  THK   STIIENVA HKAl/1'11 Al'MAXCK CO.  "iy Cordova Stri-ut, West, Yuiiuouvur, JI.C*  l\  The decision of the judge of the  court of revision in tbe matter'of the  assessment of certaiu lands of the K.  ���������Sc S. has been given to the effect that'  certain lands proven to have extensive  timber values were left at the original  assessment of $o; certain other lands  of lesser timber values were reduced  to .$2.60 and the balance assessed at $1.  While the K. & S. people did uot get  all they claimed still we have been  given to understand that the adjustment is quite satisfactory to them.  Four   and a half per   cent   on  First Mortgage Loan.  There seems to be a well founded  rumor that there is a secret understanding between France and Britain,  whereby the former will in all probability refuse to give auy assistance to  Russia in the present strife. If such  . be the case Russia is evidently on her  own resources entirely and not backed  up by France. True, what little help  France could give would be of little  avail as her trade with:Britain is very  great and any complications with  England would.practically cut. off all  her supplies.  It is quite possible that for this reason'  Britain has a distinct understanding  with France that the latter shall refrain from enteringinto the present  warfare in any way.  If you have money out at two to  four per cent, write to the undersigned who can place your money so  it will net you fcur and one half per  cent on first-class city property where  the insurance on 'the property will  cover the full amount of.loan.  The people of the Southare making  more money than the people of any  sectiori of the union. Fruit growing  and truck farming pay large profits  because the farmer gets his products  into market six weeks earlier than the  farmer of any other section. Rice  growing, sugar cane growing and the  making of sugar, .cotton growing  brings to the 1 aimers large return  and these crops are sure. No droughts  to cause a failure. Adhere people are  making money is the place to loan for  sure and safe return of principal and  interests  I give as reference. Hon. Walter  Clark; Chief Justice of Supreme Court  for North Carolina, Raleigh, Is. 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Vou   may   go   in  ttbe old  clK*st  La  my  room  and  bring  tho fichu��������� we  wiil lord; at tin* cCfeei  anyhow; tho rhr������t is uot locked."  '   The sweet  odor   of    .May   blossoms  ���������tolo in at the ojien window. The. yellow canary  in  its gilded cage co<-unt.-  Bed with tb*?      rnisou breasted   robin.  awaying  to ar,     fro on  tlio    budding  eedar boughs bard by, as if ftbe crudest  blow that could  bo stricken at a  German  heart   was  not about  to  frill.  1   "I  call   that   my   'curiosity  shop,'"  ���������aid  Loraine,  gay'y;  "I have no  idea  tf tho contents of it; some day, Izetta,  you shall assort its contents for   me;  ������ou   will   tind   no  end  of  interesting  fcric-a-brac;  (he histories of many of  these souvenirs are  wonderfully    ro-  Bantic;   among   tlio  debris  you     will  eome across a   bunch of faded forget-  me-nots, to which is attached a   card  with the initials a. II.     The    person  ���������Those  name   those   initials  represent  ���������ras a beau  of  mine.  You  look   surprised,   Izetta,"  she   added,   with      a  gay laugh; "oh.   I assure you   I, wns  rjuito a   belle before   I married;  why,  the poor fellow who sent those flowers quite refn-ed to be comforted. XVe  met  him    ab   >ad:    I    would  scarcely  bare recogni     I him he wns so changed, and all  ���������  r. love of me,"      sighed  Coraine, pityingly; " 'twas said ho lingered  long "'-er   tbe  wine-cup;   I   do  uot know how true thnt was; though  be was to accompany Ulmont and mn  ������n   our   return   trip,liom������,  he   failed  to join us.  and    t afterward  road  irv.  the  papers   that   he  was  dangerously  rounded in a duel on theslippery Alpine  heights   the   evening   before  wo  left.      I never  knew if he  recovered,  tltlrough   I have repeatedly  searched  the foreign exchanges.  You  will  find  *Tnong the rest a   faded lily; shall    T  tell you why   r   prize that* above all  ���������lse?"  "Yea," nnswered Izetta, taking up  the lily wiiich lay ia a crimson velvet  ped.  <��������� "Because," whi������pTed  Lorain",  wi*h  ijfaint flush, *'I wore that twinod  in  I Belt a iK'td the portrait t h'h'ly clenched in Iter Hand when Mv, had swooned, uud they had not taken' it from  her.  She saw the portrait like a mocking, jr*urm������; liils-h <irl coolly confro-il-  ing h..*r upon the table. .She thought  of that jagged oilge of pearl sho had  no  carefully   treasured.  In another instant she held them in  her hand; would those rough edges  meet? . iTOrtjiity h>*r. iu another instant sho would  know.  I ;' ; CHAPTER ..XXSiri.  I .   ,   '       Whioh Was His Wife f  '   Bopfng almost against hope,  Izetta  caught up the portrait.  Oh, crudest otr cruel evidence,  the jagged edges fitted each other  exaotly; this was no dream, but a  terrible reality forced upon  her.  The face, tho form, the voice of Ulmont .Ulvesford wore so like Alderic,  the husband who had abandoned her  to the cold  mercies    of     the  pitiless  world, the nusband who had cast her ed. She could not bear that the fair  adrift, with a smile on his lips and^ faoe of the only being who had been  tha blackest of falsehoods in his /kind and gentle toward her should  heart. The very breeze' seemed whis- ] turn from her in horror and amaze-  poring tie startling thought. 'ment  at   the   accusations  she   would  Ulmont  CJIvesl'ord and   Alderic,  her    bring against her husband's honor.  wnicn nad Been her vory lifef  God help those two fair proud  women; 'tw������s hard to judge between  thein; who oould toll which breast  would fool thu doadly arrow's stroke  tho kroner?  If this Indeed by Alderic, Izetta  could but pity poor, deceived Loraine;  sho had not forjrotlcn th't 'twas she  who sheltered her that night from  the pitiless storm. She wished devoutly alio had perished out in Ure  cold and tho snow.  At that moment sho heard Loraine's  step in the corridor; sho knew full  well tbo dainty tapping of tho dittle  slippered feet.  "Hay I otniio in. Izotta, please?"  "Yes," answered fzetta, and she  ���������was startled at the hoarseness uud  hollowncss of her own voico.  Loraino tripped lightly across the  room to whore sho sat; the very  room scr*raed brighter for her presence thoro.  "You arc bnttor this morning, are  you not, Izetta? I had hardly expected to find you up and drcased so  early." i ���������  Loraino dr������Mv back with a startled  ory at tho whito, haggard face  raised  up  to   hor  own.  Izetta did not tell her she had not  laid her weary head upon the pillow  all   tho  lomg   night   through.  "I wcis frightened about you last  night; but I Am 'still moro frightened  about you ' is morning. All tho bloom  has left your faoe; you look like a  roso suddenly withered by an unexpected frost. If you have a secret  sorrow, Izetta, tell me, could I lighten it in any way for ypu?"  'A 6Udden impulse seized Izetta to  unburden .the terrible secret to Loraine, but it  was instantly abandon.  talnly avoid meeting her.  Izetta took the path that led  by tha carriage drive. She would  oertainly rntot no ono thero, sho  told herself.  She had scarcely proceeded a dozen rods ere sho camo face to face  with Mrs. Lorrimer, who was leisurely driving hor pony- phaeton along  the highway.  A dark frown crossod thc lady's  faco as her glance fell upon the  child; sho inclined hor stately head  in a TSold formal bow in Izotta's direction, touohed hor pony lightly  with her whip, und was soon lost to  sight  lioyond   the   Jimo   trees.  Izetta tremblingly clasped little  Ulinnnt closor to 1mm- breast, speeding  quickly  onward.  Sho was greatly fatigued when she  reached Silvoruook, which wns about  dusk; and her arms ached with 'Ulmont's weight.  lt had bean long months since she  had trodden thoso grassy lanes; how  much suffering sho had passed  through sinoo   then?  Izetta cropt softly up tho walk-  that led to the flute- maker's door. A  cheerful, home-like picture met her  gase.  t Marguirotte sat at the spinning-  wheel and Abel sat near her, puffing great wreaths of smoke from his  stumpy pipe. Her keen ear had detected cautious, approaching footsteps.  "There is same one at the door,  Abel," she said;  "see who it  is."  Izetta etolc softly in, as Amy had  done��������� the poor, Amy, whom the  blind, patient mother so sadly mourned.  The Kind of Man a Woman  Likes.  TGHIHG  mmim mm,  On the fane of it. the answer 19 dbvi-  ous. A woman likee any kind of man  better than no man at all. But what  sort of man do the majority of women  like best? Good women appear to favor  bad men, perhaps becauso oppositcs  attract, and nlso becauso they frequently appear to entertain a foolish d'elusion that they might br*  able to reform them. On tho other  hand, it is often found that unprincipled  women���������one docs not like to call them  "bad," for, as a gallant Irish peer once  observed, the only way in the world  that a true gentleman will ever attempt  to_ look. at.the iu'ilU of an attractive  woman is to sfiut hia eyes���������arc usually  keen in looking out for n. man whom  they term "a good sort"���������ono who will  let them have tlieir own way in every- : ^^jj        ;ric in Scrofula, Eczema, Sa  thjiig, ajtd  who. ia  kirrd-lreiu'ted, gcrrei- ; Rheum,'xetter,  Ring Worm,  Barber  ., seU-saerilicmg ana uevoi.e    i hch   y, Erysipelas,  Live!  i be found)!    Tint nearly all j prurig0i Psoriasis, and all sores  reciale n krird-lreiiirted man, a    figurin��������� eruptions ot  the skin.  the  oy hatr oa the evening Ulmont asked  Be to oe his wife; he was going abroad  in the morrow.  " 'Give ������ne that lily. Loraine,' lie  rtaid, "and f shall wear it over my  ieart; wneuever I gaze upan it 1  ihal! remi-moer my Loraine's golden  mrl5 .bare rested against its while  >etals aud us ir.'ldeu cup.' That is  the reason tnat laded flower is beyond  il! pnee to me," she said, softly.  Ac last Che ���������fichu was found. ��������������������������� As  fzetta. snook out-its' filmy folds, something dropped into her lap, hitting  the wedding rtas she wore with a  slear, musical'siound: Carelessly, she  Etretciirid cortn her hands to clasp it.  Loraine never forgot the wild,. ter-  man{ The very heaven that bends  above us, and the listening angels can  bear witness to my marriage. I would  have flung myself into the stormy  ocean hotore X would have bent myself to even a shadow of wrong in  thought or acliou. I have always  hold my honor stainless. I shall not  believe it sullied now. Heaven could  not bave .lieen so cruel. I could not  hope to meet my angel mother a"bove  ill! a  stain lay on my. soul."  A great torrent of tears welled up  from the dark eyes, bringing ho ro-  Hef.   ���������'������������������    .  She flung heTselt down on iho  couch, her long, dark hair falling  around her li'ke a   veil, moaning out:  "Alderic, Alderic! oh. cruel love,  better A had died in infancy upon my  mother's breast than live jro suffer  riiied cry trrat    brvke . from Izetta's [this!"  Alt tfie Rrng  summer  night   Izetta  husband could not  be  one  and  same.  I     "This one has fair hair;      Alderic's  was dark," she cri������vd; "and brothor or  other kindred he had none;   he      was  the last at' his race."  Tho very enormity    bt the _ terrible  discovery    which    was dawping  upon  I her almost drove her ma'd.  If Loraine's husband    was  Alderio,  ��������� did he not know, her?     If he was her  husband, how could he be the      husband of Loraine?  "If this is AldoTic," she cried, "groat  Heavenl wbich of us  is his  wife?"  The low breathing of little Ulmont  aroused "           was the       .  "For baby's sake,'! she whispered, "I 'any ono could  see Loraine  \wis      cer-  must probe this mysteiryto the   very    tainly the original,  bottom. I     "IIow strange it seems, Mis. Ulvos-  Izetta  drew herself up proudly '-to ! ford,"  said   Izetta,   in  a   low      voice,  her full1 hei'gnt;  she  forgot  the  wild,    striving  to appear  calm,  "tlint      you  passionate love she had borne her "hus-    should  have  preferred   a ���������a   husband  band in the face  of the. foul     wrong  '���������-.with  fair  hair so  like your own."  that bad been done the deserted wife. I    Loraine     laughed   a     little,    jolly  "This cannot be Alderic," she wail- .laugh,  replying:  ed,   "the  husband   of   another   ���������   for i * "Thai  is quite tho amusing part   of  am not 1*   his wife    before    God  and 'our  romance.      I ul>vnv.s  toll  Ulmont  "No, no, not yet," Izetta told ihor-  self; "she must tljink first what  would  be   best."  ���������A sudden thought occurred to her;  she would speak to Loraine aboul  her husband's hair; the suspense of  tho terrible mystery was ki'ling her.  "Did you tell oh;, JMrs. Ulvesford,  your husband painted that port rail ?'���������  asked Izetta. pointing toward the table on  whioh  it.iay.  "Yps,"   answered    Loraino,      always  pleased to speak of her husband.  "He  painted it whiio hc wns abroad  in  Italy,   I   believe, and quite from  member; the thought of the baby j OTS> to������*"  keenest thrust of all. ���������     There was no  mistaking  the     face;  lips as sne held up at arm's length a  pearl portrait ol a woman's faco upon the petal of a graceful lily, her  drooping curls wound round the stem  ���������.nd mingling with its gol  -*n calyx.  Oae snarp, jagged  end  had  pierced  her tender cr.nd in falling, _ the   hand  jvhicn wore the marriage ring.,  ���������*31j nusbana painted that portrait,"  eaid"Loraine. proudly.  "Alderic, Alderic," moaned Izetta,  faintly; the next moment she lay at  Loraine   Clvesiord's feet  I could never have fallen in love v,iih  a fair-haired- suiior. Why. when we  were first engaged, hi.s hair was  brown,   a    dark,   glossy,   nut-brown."  ! 'Loraine did not notice that the  whito, drooping face turned away  from   ber   was   pale  as  death.  "1 have a pretty portrait of my  husband, the way he used to look;  it is quito amusing to see the two  pioluros together, curiously alike,  and yet so unlike. Come to my room,  you shall soo  them." '  I     Izetta  followed  her,   like one  in    a  ' dream  ; "Tl re," said Loraine. drawing aside  the bravy silken curtains, "here they  are  side  by  side."  |    Izetta raisrd  hnr  eyes to the   fatal  ��������� picture.      No word or cry escaped ber;  | she seemed as  if turned  to stone.  No  mtisrtachs  conc?*Te*5  ".ha   proud  paced the floor, love, "liprrnr, and hit-  j mouth, whose every curve -.he remem-  terest despair struggling in her heart  for supreruaoy.   Scenes such    as    that  have mndo gentle, lovin x woman, the  i bitterest, most -revengeml of foes.  fury1   like a    woman  Kind  hands     bore   Izetta     to  chamber, placmtr her on the couch betide little Ulmr/at, who gazed in baby-  wonder at the still, white face of her  who was wont to caress him.  Loraine had l**c*t the room in charge  od a nurse an hour before. And tbe  pood old nurse wondered why the  dark eyes tnre such an ox^redsion of  ������4rouv La thejr depths^  '"Caa I co anyrfiihg fo.- y'-trr-Mxsr  Ros*.!'* sn< incuinrd, and lhe answer  came in a   ,n'i ui wail:  ' Tes, l*-.rv, in?- ul ne; it I*-*.the greatest fcindncv- yo'j cur t-o mc-,"' and rhe  beautltul luce ������; turusd toward the  Still the attendant was loth to  leave ner al.Tre; all the years ���������>! hrr  life frfce. nad i/*.-en used to seeing =i'-k-  ces> and sutow, !iu: sae ha'i'ii-ver  fcten such tiT.-ible '���������'���������'���������>��������� ;n a hu-nnn  face bet.Tre. A sudden luar cv-.ssed  her mind. .  "I. ' *cave vcu ul-jne, she said,  "r- me ioe. will do noihirw rash,  l'.; ���������.,-.; Kruv.v whrit ijnot koi row has  com, io vou. but try to rcinemtn-r, ior  vour barjv r* s.akv "..hut you mus? ijiar  up  brav������ly. U;itk   you       forgo: t-n  "    Ij'.by ia your sorro.v, Lidy?  ; "Hell hatn no  .!        scorned."  j     It    was    strange her    overcharged  i young heart did not burst then     and  'there,     flow strange liie should cling  her ' to Jier so tenaciously, when s_e wit  hered  so   well,   and   the  dark- "brown  I hair clustered about the brow of  Alderic.  She had hoped against hope, prayed blindly to heaven that this mighr  be a mere coincidence; ail hope lay  crushed; the la������t straw was broken.  .*sh"������ w-.< fno-; ro face with the f*rrib;������  "Mre. Moore," she said, softly, "I  have come back to you, but I am  not alone. I have brought my little  child."  Izetta never forgot the cheery welcome she reoeived at that 'humblo  oottage, a welcome that came from  the very depths of their hearts, and,  like a weary child, she sobbed out.  her sorrows on faithful Marguirette's  honest  breast.  She told her of her wanderings and  of her persecution; how she had lost  her way in the terrible storm whilo  on her journey to Silvernook, and  had found shelter al Ulvesford Mansion, but a fow iniles distant; but sbe  could not bring herself to divulge the  terrible discovery she had made; she  could not tell thorn that at Ulvesford Manor she had found her ' husband. Ah, no; sho could not tell  them that 1  "What  Is    tho   little  one's  name?'  asked Marguiretie,  patting  the  little  curly head;  "what  do you call him?''  "Ulmont,"  said   fzetia,   in  a    voice  she strove vainly io st.eady.  "Is ho luuiwd after the master of  Ulvesford JSJansiorr?*' questioned Marguirotte.  '*His wife pave him that name,"  answered Izetta. in a low. quivering  voice, deep flushes burning her pale  face at  the  startling  truth.  Strange, she had not thought of It  before.  "Will, you keep little Ulmont here  for a few days. Mrs. Moore? I will  pay you well for it. ��������� I must return  to   Iho  manor  to-night."  "To-ni������ht?"' echoed both Abel and  Marguirotte. in astonishment.  "Yes," sho replied,- firmly, "tonight."  "Bless the dear little fellow," said  Marguirette, crying softly over him;  "of course, I will keep him for you,  Izetta; but do not speak of money;  poor as we are, I could not tak.i it;  j tbo happiness of having this little  form resting against my lonely breast,  if but for a day or an hour, ia all  I   ask."  It was with the crrcatest difficulty  fzetta   induced   the   aged   couple     to  aclfept the money of .which they stood  Ln such need.  "I shall not remain there longer  than to-night," she said, hesitatingly;  "then I will tell you what course I  have decided upon for little Ulmont's  future  and   my   own." '  Izetta resolved to take the stage  back to Boston; by so doing she-could  reach there a little after dark; she  was nerving herself bravely for the  ordeal  of    seeing   Ulmont    Ulvesford  jt!?. Ulmont. Loraine's husband, and | and"confronting  him  with his crime,  '���������I:  your i  ������������������No," 1.1 1 riini-d iy.e\-.A,    it  "a.-  hiin I   wa.-> truuking m 'it; G-od     _h  hira; I sn.il.1 g-i mad ii I_   think ol   rny  poor little ct-.iL" she cried.  Once more .she was shut out from  the'gaze ������S mortal eyes ��������� she was  alone- nad not lilt hi Ulrnont been  there,' whom .'n>* loved, to claim her  attention, Cer jea.'on must certuinly  have left her.  Loraine Uivesford's voice suil rang  In her ears, saying: ".My hus.:alld  painted that portrait."  Izetta leaned far nut into the summer night,- sizing up iuto the starry  fceaveni. , ,  "It was Alderic. my husnand, who  painted   tliat   portrait,"     she       cried,  rdldiv. , .    ,_  Her tiinagnts flashed through her  brain like lightning. .  H-j;v came Loraine Ulves.ord      wi.h  that  portrait:*      Was  she     dreaming?  tUi!   tne lace  of   the   portrait,  had she seen one like it?  M-rci ul 'Heaven; it was the sm ling  face ol 1-oraine which sh;*. had seen in  the hand of Alderic, her hiinband;  which Alderic, hor "husband, had worn  ta his breast.  Izetta's breath cami quirk and h'it;  the blood leaped through her veins  liko molten l������id; ������������������he v**ry air sc nit-.l  seething with all- consuming firn-  bathing ner voSJ .-f'Jui in i>s iiary c.n-  ixon.  There could be. no niir-i.ike; was nr'i  t^e very jagged corner  proof positivo."  ���������a hf.re  ��������� ed so much to oie; she toid herself she  ' had not strength to live.  j *My poor Uttie L'iniont," sbe said,  ! 'iaying her hot ch^ek against baby's;  j 'tis well you are a boy; f could  ; not have left an innocent little girl to  have been thrown out on the mercies  ; ot relentless fate. Which would have  ; been the worst crime, to have taken  ^her'with^mie^in^her^lfinocenfrp spotless  ; babyhood,  or   to   have   realized      she ;  ��������� would be buffeted about by adversity; j  and, if too weak to cling to lifo ana j  hope, would not some cruel, blight- ,  iny hand have struck her down like >  i reed ta ������tm storm/ Thank Heaven, ���������  you arc a uu;, .ry ������������������t little one," i  she murmurttl. "I am very grateful ���������!  for that boon. There Is but one ;  courso loft us', baby," she whisper- j  od. "We must leave thia place at |  once; v/e w'U utter no word of thc \  terrible wi g tl^t haa been done !  us 1" '  Izetta had '-ad deep, tragic sor- j  ro.va that bio ���������:i;e to t he live* of wo- ���������.  men, but she ..������vor' remembered to j  have read.of err* as pitiful as her :  own. '  Hcnv dared he g.'ize upon her face, j  or the faoe of her child if tin bo Al- ���������  deric,   who    had   pledged   himrwilf   so .  ; solemnly to the dying to protect her?  ; .   ff  she could  only settle  the    ques- j  ��������� tion of tho fair hair to h������r satis- ;  ! faction, she would go forth with Iver ���������  '. child upon her arm and confront hiin,  j flinging  out  her   vrongw   that      ttV:  I whole wide world might know, crying ,  ��������� oat:  "Seel this Is the man who uwr-  ; ricd mo but to forsake me in niy  : greatest need���������and, loi f find hiru  'tho liuf-rband of another 1"  i . Ah, this was why r.-ach carrss he.  '��������� had given Loraine entered hor hear:  i like a dagger tliriuit.  r Sho remember ed, with a burning  ' flush, how he had pret-.Mrd liis false,  fair, smiling lips to Loraine's, but yes-  ; ter-noon at parting, while she, his  i wifo, stood by.  I     Sho had heard ot the daring treacli-  l ery  of  men,   but   tliis <*.xce(*dc.d      be<  AlrJeric   were   one.  In that crUicil ordeal tb" promise  she had piven blind Mirrguirette came  back to her.  "If  fiver   you   meet   the  one    wb'im  you have called  husband,  promise me  that   you   w'U   do  nohinn,  say   nothing, on  the impulse of the moment.*'  I      Izetta   kn^w     that   hour   had   now  S  come   to   hnr;   she   would   not   break  j_ the  promise  she   had   given.  7������    **YdU~r6^-nr~so^a^vmfS'-Tind'iiwr**teb*5d.-  |  I beg you to go back to your room and  lie down again; you are not yet rested. I can get on nicely without you.  I a-m expecting mother to drive from  Lorrimer Hail to-day, and Ulmont  will return by dusk. I shall fill in  tho time very nicely," urged Loraine.  Glad of escaping to h'r own room  again, Izotta consented to rest. She  wanted   time   to   think.  "I will take my child away at  once," she said, bitterly, "ne shall  never again look upon the face, of the  child  he h?ia so cruelly  wronged."  How  his   words   taunted  her.  "i -should noL like to pari  wi'h tb*  little child,"  he   had   said.'"Indeed,    I  think him the handsomest litt:e fellow j  I  have ever seen." ���������  She concluded to take little ,Ulmont | ���������orf���������  tVifm  to  blind 'Marifuirettcs  cottage   that \ a reputation that has made them  very night; then she would corne back  and confront her   guilty husbrnd. ���������  A terrible idea occurred to h������r in  her    bewilderment,  and   agony;      sbe  of which sho had  been the innocent  dupe, that very night.  (To be CoxAiavao.)  HOUSEHOLD WORD  ���������������us, patient,' self-sacrificing and devoted  (if such can   .^foineh appn  man who is attentive to their wants,  considerate of their weaknesses, full of  petits soins, and lavish with his., compliments and caresses���������and, needless to say,  bis money.  A mean, niggardly man is particularly disliked, no matter wha,t good qualities he may be possessed of in otihcT direction*. It may be absolutely necessary to exercise the strictest supervision  over the household expenditure, but if  the chancellor of the domestic exchequer  fcaa reduced the study of economy to_ a  fine art and is little short of ai financial  feniu*, it will bo deemed at best bat a  negative virtue on his part, and his  cheeseparing policy will rarely oommemd  itself either to his wife or to any other  member of his household.  "I like a man to 'bo a man," 19 on oil-  repeated dictum of the fair sex. This  ���������somatic saying seems, at first, absurdly simple. But the Delphic utterance,  with epigrammatic brevity and comprehensiveness, reveals, upon examination.  a tremendous truth. Woman likes a  man who is anything ratiher than a. duplicate of herself. He must be manly, not  effeminate; strong where she is weak;  bold whore she is timid; dauntless, outspoken and passionate where she is hesitating, fearful and reserved.  He must be a. man who can act well  hia part in the outside world, for.  strange to sny, woman rarely likes or  appreciates the domesticated man, who,  they say, is "like a woman about the  house," and Who can wash and dress the  children, or put them to bed. or cook the.  dinner with equal facility. Most women  ���������eem actually to prefer tliat a man  ehould be positively-helpless when within  the walls of his own home, but probably  this ia iljecause they wish him to realize  bis utter dependence upon them, and his j  incapacity to grapple with domestic  "problems" of any and every kind during  their absence.  It is the modern human fashion to  consider that women are not ruled by  passion. Xcver was tliere a greater fallacy. If woman is'ruled by anything beyond her own whims and fancies for the  moment, it is by passion���������but she calls  it love! Women, au fond, are all more  or less passionate, and the men who appeal to her primitive passions and instincts are the men she really likes best.  Disfiguring Humors and  Eruptions Permanently Cured.  Dr��������� Agnew's  Ointment.  i Diseases of thc skin inflict intense  bain, suffering and disfigurement. If not  cured in time, they end in the decay oi  thc bones, a pallid complexion, loss c;  Hrength, and a gradual wasting away of  the body.   Ur. Agnew's Ointment is an   ~      " *     - Salt  rs'  Anecdotal.  er Spots,  and disfiguring eruptions ot the skin. An old  soldier, S. E. Buckman, residing at thc  National Soldiers' Home, Grant Co., Ind.,  writes: "I was a constant sufferer from  skin complaints. Last summer a disfiguring eruption appeared on my f-,ce,  and I decided to try Dr. Ajmew's Ointment. I was relieved after ths first  application, and in a remarka-s'y short  time absolutely cured." 35 cents.  Few Escape Dyspepsia and Indigestion.  If you suffer their agonizing pains, it  fs because you do not know that Dr.  Von Stan's Pineapple Tablets relieve  tt once and cure when all other reme-  flies have failed to benefit. 60 tablet".  85 cent*. No. 34  lazy  while   woman  Dodd's Ki-5 ney Pills doing great  V\ ork in Prince Edward  Island  They put John J. Burns on his Feet  Afiirr Eight Years suffering��������� KIs  case Uniy One or trt������i,y.  Darnlcj", V.F.A-., Jan. 11 .���������(Special).  ���������All through this tight little island,  Dodd's   Kirme.v  Pills have established  was      rendered      desperate     by  the  thought of the cruel wrongs that had  been done her.  ��������� "Heaven f-elp me, 1" she cried out  bitterly. "Whatever happens, I cannot hold myself accountable for my  actions; my very sufferings cry out  to heaven  for   vengeancel"  CHiAPTKK XXXIII.  For Hor Child's Sake.  Had it not boon for hor child, Izetta would have cr������pt silently awny  from tho horirc whicli should have  been hers and little Ulmont's in the  dead of night.  ', household word. Many are the oases  ! of Kidney Disease that have vanished  ��������� hefore a treatment of Dodd's Kidney  ', Pills. They, have proved they euro  j sick Kidney complaints from Back-  | ache to Bright's Disease and all _  ! diseases resulting from disordered  j Kidneys   from   Rheumatism  to   Heart  DisM.se.  .John  J.    Burns, of  lot  IS  Darnley,  arrd a well known member of the l.O.  1<\,  is one of the most notable cures  and he often tells the story of it..  I "For over ciRi'it years," he says, "I  I suffered f'om what, the doetors pro-  i nounce'!    chronic    Inflamatlon    of  the  1  'Fox my child's s;iko   I must     act 1 j'*0jnK an,|  Kidneys.    1  got so  had  differently,*-'    she    told     hermit.      A ; ' ,    wa|*.   sit nr <.]���������,,,. The  . .       . ,,     ,, ���������     ,     strong  fear   was   upon   her   that     he A-"'" m.umiv  w.m ���������  wildest  ima-sfinatlmi: all other crime..    rnJRht attempt   to  k-:������p  her child. doctor's   medicine   did   not  help     me,  paled   before   this. ' -   * *  Izetta knxw ix-rsine would Fonn  como, or emmI to so*, if she were bolter.  "She would   n'/vrr   be   betW   now,  she told h--.r.'.������'.f, "until fhc died."  Hirtv could slie look into Lornine.*-.  fiir face, knowi.ig she hdd si "len h ���������:  husband's   lore   from   her,      Ibe    lo".  Nol  nho  innsl.   guard   a gainst   Hint, lnm]     j was about     to  give up  in  cleat   all   events.   She   would   take      the ]        , .,i���������.,{iBnmi.nt   led    me  child  at  one,   to   Silvernook.         FShe | span*, when  nn advertisement   Cd    me.  hastily wrapped  n    l.'hi-k. dark siinwl ] (0  try  Dodd'   Kidney  Tills.    'Ihey did  ' around   hiru  and   bo.c.  him  from    '*"'|n  wonderful  work  for inc.     1  am  now  ir0unM,e  rvu't.  any  ���������,,; Aie  ,,,:,:,!  any | enrol.  -'   ������l.������������k DortH's   Kidney Tills  1 she was ti'.ti.iijj: b; by  ci' '"'  airing in    foi- sf,virn; my  life."  the ground.**.      No one would <|iK*.si ion 1  her   except   Loraine;   An:   must     cur- '  "Man   dreams   of  fame  wakes to love,"  and since love is a woman's "whole existence" the reason why she allows senv  timent to guide her Tatlier than common sense is not far to seek.  In 6pite of Wilkin's well-known honst  that though it took him half an hour just  "to talk away his face" (on account of  his extreme "]ila'niles3) ^e would heat  any man that, entered the lists against  him for a lady's favor, it is undeniable  that most women prefer men who are  good-looking, nnd. . in addition, well  groomed and smart, in appearance. Not  that they admire a dandy or a fop, or a  jnan who attaches too much importance  to dress and fashion.  ���������When Wilkie wrote his challenge to  l/ord Townshend 'lie said: "Your lordship is one of the handsomest men in the  kingdom, and I am one of the ugliest;  yet give me hut half an hour's start,  *nd I will enter the lists against you  ���������with any woman you choose to name,  because you will omit attentions on account of your fine exterior, which I shall  double on account of my plain one."  This i������, of -a certainty, a challenge full  of assurance and conceit, but Wilkie  knew his world���������or, at any Tate, the  feminine portion of it���������when he suggested the powerful influence of "attentions." No true woman ever disregards  or disapproves of "attentions," even  jrhgn=be8tow,ed_~hv_men_to_whgin jhe is  indifferent, but when they come fnJm  the man of her heart and choice they are  treasured and prized enormously.  A woman is both, fond and faithful,  tnd tie more a man respects her sensitiveness nnd her not always or altogether unworthy weaknesses over this question of sentiment the better will she like  him. Women admire bravery, pluck,  heroism in a man, also his skill in athletic sports nnd outdoor games generally.  ���������Commanding intellect or talent does not  appeal to them in the same degree. Clever women, in paTliculnr, hnva a keen  eye for physical perfection and prowes3  In n man. They admire a. witty man,  but they do not love Irirn. The quiet  woman likes a lively man, one who can  "talk interestingly," nnd prevent her  from feeling dull"; the chatterbox prefers a quieter specimen of humanity,  who will be content to let her do nil or  most of the talking, but who will be  genial and attentive, not surly or gloom-  liv unresponsive.  "TIas your master come home yet?"  ������������kcd the, wife of a city man. addressing  lier housemaid. "No, inu'iiiii," answered  tho girl. "But I thought I heard him in  the linll just now*" continued the lady.  "Oil, thai. w<i-h Towser you heard, ma'am,-  growling ever 11 lionel" The grumpy,  groivling kind of man is mo*t emphn.ti-p  eally not the kiln* of rrrnn any woman  likes, -but sire will forgive a great deal  to  a  man   who  is cheerful   nnd sympa-  "Wc used to think she was a  girl."  "Yes: tliat was when she was poor.-'  "How about it now?"  .   "Why. now that she is rich, wc inertly note the evidence of lassitude and  ennui."���������Chicago  Post.  A TOTTERING  WREGK.  Weak    and    Shattered  Nerves   Are   Rapidly  Restored to Health.  South American Nervine.  Three out of every four people wha  suffer from chronic and incurable  diseases do so because of a disordered  nervous system. The Great South  American Nerve Tonic���������not a medi,  cine, but a physiological nerve food������������������  restores vigor to the nerves and reconstructs the worn-out tissues. Cures Lost;  -Appetite, Loss of Flesh, Headache, Palpitation of the Heart, General Debility,  Liver and Kidney Disease, Colds and  Coughs, Nervous Prostration and all  other diseases of the nervous system.  A. W. Stephens, a prominent business  man of Strathaven, Ont., writes as follows: "I was a total nervous wreck. I  almost despaired of ever recovering my  health, until I followed a friend's advice  and tried The Great South American  Nervine Tonic. In a miraculously  short time, I was entirely well."  A Sallow, Muddy Complexion.  If your kidneys are not in proper condition, your skin will soon tell the tale.  South American Kidney Cure restores  norma' '*���������- '*h condition, clears the skin of  every \..**.y.-:,--'izn.   Relief in six hours.  The Latest Humor.  ��������� "There, is always room at the top,"  remarked the person with the chronic  quotation habit.  "Yes," rejoined thc easy-going optimist, "but in case bt fire it's better  to bc at the bottrrin."���������Philadelphia' Inquirer.  . ���������   "Here, take this rifle!" cried the excited showman. ".The leopard has escaped! If you find him, shoot him on  the spot."  "Whicli spot, sir?" gasped the green  circus hand.*���������Chicago Journal.  Mrs. Cobwigger���������Now that you are  =able"to=aflord=-a=*box7Mt^inust'=be-love-^  ly to go to the theatre.  Mrs. Ncvvrich���������But it isn't, my  dear. We are expected to arriv.e  when the show is about half over and  to go out before it is finished.���������Puck.  DANGER TM THE  AIR.  When Your Heart Give a  Warning: of Distress,  Don't Neglect It.  Dr, Agnew's  Cure  for the Heart is , guaranteed to eiva  felief in thirty minutes, and in a short  period so strengthen and restore tb������  heart to perfect action that the entirq  body feels rejuvenated. An ideal rem.  edy for Nervousness, Sleeplessness,  Neuralgia, Hot Flashes, Sick Head-  ������che, Mental Despondency and all other  ailments resulting from impoverished  nerves through lack of blood. The Rev.  Father Lord Sr., of Montreal, Canada,  says: "I had been a sufferer for 20 years  ... .    , ..,.., .-,.-���������    with organic heart disease, and used a  tliet.c, ready to trmkc tie best of things,.   ouml,er of remedies, both in France and  considerate in  trills, lliouifntful for her    America>   but   could   not   eyen   obtain  temporary relief. I tried Dr. Agnew'i  Cure for the Heart, and was indeed  surprised at tbe immediate relief I obtained. I am firmly convinced tbat ther*  li no case of heart disease that, it will  lot cure."  Humiliating, Disfiguring Eruptions ?  If so, use Dr. Agnew's Ointment.  No better remedy to restore the skin to  ft healthful condition. Not a grease,  but a pure medicinal salve that cures  like magic. Once you use it, you will  use no other.   35 cents. No. 39  comfort, and nnxlotri to protect her to  the ho.nt of hi* ability 'till death do  them  part."���������"Modnrn Sociity."  Women and Kisses.  bo  There are three classes of womenr  1. W'.men who wnnt to be kissed.  2. Women   who   do   not  want   to  kissed.  il. Wtonen who. look ns though they  would like to be kissed, but won't let  ni"it l;i** them.        ���������  The lirsl. men kiss, the second they do  not kisR, the third they inniTy.  During a. recent conversation between  District Attornev Jerome and several  members of the Sfew York bar referenoe.  wan had to the sharp practices of a certain notoriously shifty politician of the.,  city. "Certainly lie is never at a loss,"  suid Jlr. Jerome. "Do you know, I Tcal-  ly 'believe tlrnt if that man were cast on  a barren rock in mid-ocean ho would  make money���������if there were another man.  on the rock."  The late Thomns B. Reed's portrait  was pninted by Sargent during the hist  year of his services in Congress. When  it was brought to him he looked at it  critically. Ho noted tlio protitiding lips,  the faithful reproduction of his florid  complexion, of his llribliy cheeks, of Ids  ponderous *n������ck. His eyes narrowed between the lids, and there came a eold  glint In tlrem. Then, pursing his lips  in was his wont,-lie is said to have-remarked 1 "I hope that my dearest enemy,  is satisfied now."  Congressman Frank C. Waeliter saya  that.once, when a party of candidates'  were   touring   the   State   of   Maryland,  they stopped at the 'home of n fanner in  one of tlie counties and found him not  at home.   Tliey, however, saw his wife,  and one of the candidates said to her:  "Jfadam, Isyourhusb.'Hrd n. Democrat or  a Republican?"   "Well," sho replied, "1*11  tell you about him.   He goes about a  good deal, and when he is with Demo- ;  crats he is a Democrat; when 'he is witlh  Republican*  he  is  a  Republican;   but.  when he ia around here he is a darned'  nuisance."  Richard Mansfield has, like many other men, a host of enemies.   One of these  enemies paid him a sincere compliment:,  last yeaT.   Mr. Mansfield was playing in ;  "Beaucaire," and t'he enemy, a stage car- ���������  penter, peered at him from the wings of !  a Cleveland theater, scornful at first,but j  gradually less  scornful.     And,   as Dhe \  net  went on,  the  carpenter, though he , "  hated tho actor, became more and mora  nbsorhed.   Ho stood silent and rigid.   He.  watched every gesture, he observed every  Intonation,  of  tho  star.      And   finally,  when the curtain fell, hc exclaimed, with  flushed  cheeks  and   a  little  tremor  in  his voice:  "D  him, .that man could  act a gridironl"  Mr. Choate, thc ambassador of the1  United States at London, tells a story of  a seulling-mateh that took place between  an Englishman, a student of Oxford, and  an Irrshman, a student of Cambridge.  The Briton won handily. At iro time  was he in danger of defeat. Moreover,  in u. spirit of fun nnd bravado, he hnd  stopped two or three times in his course,  nnd had hade thc.Irishman in thc rear  "to hurry up." After the race the Irishman came in for a good deal of chaff, in  view of the overwhelming defeat he had '  tufTcrod. But lie merely shrugged his  shoulders. "(Faith," he said, "if I had  liad the long rests that 'he took I could  have beaten liim easily."  Marcellus Hartley Dodge, who. lias  given $300,000 to Columbia University,  waa president of the class of '03. One  of 'hrs classmates said the other, day  that Mr. Dodge had.been a capable and  conscientious student. ' "I remember,  though," he went on, "a day when we  had a singularly hard, recitation in go-  Einctry. Before a. certain difficult proposition student after student , waa  slumped. The instructor said to each  of them in turn: 'Very poor, indeed,-sir.  Como and see me at the end of the  hour.* Finally this verj* difficult proposition reached young Dodge. lie rose,  bowed to the instructor and snid gravely : 'I will come and see you, sir, at, the  end of tho hour.' " sa<   -  When Sir Henry Irving was'staying-  lately at the Queen's Hotel, Manchester,  a.   small   boy,    about    six   years    old,  son  of  Mr.   William   Mollison,   a well-    -���������  known member of Sir Henry's 'company,  straj-ed  into his tooiiis  one  afternoon.  Invited to make, himself at home, and ���������  take some refreshment, he consumed a  pear and a 'bottle of lemonade with apparent satisfaction.   Then gai-.ing steadfastly at hia host, he said, ."I do misu  Phil  May."    "So  do   we  nil,"   said Sir  Henry, gravely.    "Yes, but I miss him  most," pursued tire child.    "He wns mv  chum."   "Ahl that makes it very hard,  said Sir Henry.   There was a lung pause,  ������nd then the little fellow asked very earnestly, "Will you he my chum now7" So,  thoy swore eternal friendship on the altar of Phil May's memory.  A ibookseller, tells a story which admirably illustrates the tact and humor  of the late Bernard Quariteh. the London dealer in books, and manuscripts.  The New York man visited Quaritch'a  shop <or the purpose of obtaining a  number of vnlua'ble scientific works. Af-,  ter making his selection, he stepped up  to Mr. Quairltch and naked'.thc price. A*  MrrQuarltch-began=-to=quote=the������figures=  the American interrupted, him, saying:  "But I am a denier mvself. What ara  the trade prices?" "Oil," replied the  famous bookman, "I thought you were  a gentleman." The American was -takes  aback for a moment, hut only for a moment, for Mr. Quariteh held out his hand!  and snid, smilingly: "But I am delighted  to find that you nre not. only n gentleman, but a dealer as well. The trada  discount i3 one-third off."  Special to the Ladies.  We wish to call the attention of Indies  who desire to improve tlieir complexion  to the a rsenicnl. preparations advertised'  in another column.  Dr. Campbell's Safe Arsenic Complexion Wafers and Fould's Medicated Arsenic Soap have been before the publio  for years, have been tried, and tested,  and have made n reputation in all. pairta  of the world! As an ..internal remedy  the Wafers purify tihe blood and clean  the skin of all imperfections, as tliey.  are made 'from-the formula, of ah old  and celebrated physician and are really  a. medicine, while the soap is absolutely,  pure, and can be used on the most delicate complexion' with the certainty that),  it will whiten afid beautify.  Dr. Edson of the New York Board of.  Health once'said that arsenic was'literally a "Life Renewer." The Wafers'  and Soap are on sale at most of the  drug and department stores in Toronto,  The Duke's "MisSBs."  A good story is aoing the rounds of;  a certain noble Duke whose wife holda;  :i distinguished portion at court. Hia]  Grace had occasion tb dismiss a workman,in has employ. The man pnaiscd a;  moment, and then slid, "Certainly, yourj  Grace; but, poor ns 1 nm, I ain't never,  been forced to send the missus to ser-:  ticc!" Xobedy, it is needless to eay,  *njoys   the sitory   more  than   tho Duka'  himself.  u3*������?2.'  ^  ajHHmjm^ntJan ms-raeuyfr- wm/anR Pf (������������������cay /  s  1/  aaaaa**aaaae*******aa****a  m *  l How Religion     ���������  !    Enlarges Life. 5  ���������          ���������  a J.   13.   Remensuydci*.   St. James' ���������  ��������� Lntlior.'in Church. o  ��������� ���������  **aaa**************aaaa*9*  I am come that they might have life.  ana that tl y might have It more abundantly.���������John,   x.,   10,  No word is so expressive as "life."  But life has a very kaleidoscopic range  of significance. To some it lias a narrow meaning, to others a large one,  The life of the savacte is dull and restricted as compared wilh the life of  tbe civilized man, wiih its expanded and  brightened aspects  To thc universal human yearning for  a deeper, larger life Christianity offers  ���������ft unique response. To the cry of the  Mul for Uie it answers. "Life 1" St.  Jotfn tells us :���������"In Him was life, and  that life was the light of men." And  tkis feature differentiates, it from all  other religions.  Why (fid the Egyptians embalm their  idead? Ia a vain attempt to defeat the  Inevitable corrosion of time. Yet  **r*hat a mockery of existence these  ���������epulchred, mummified forms I The  pious Hindoo indulges as his higUest  future hope the absorption at death  into the nirvana' of an impersonal,  (dreamless sleep. And the noble spirits  of the Greeks and Romans, wandering disembodied by the Styx, sighing  lor the earthly state they haU lost, had  For the Farmer  A horse trained to walk fast, whether suitable for the saddle, single harness or team, always commands a  better price than one equally good in  other respects, but a slow walker.  For the Housewue.  Attention is called to the dairy convention called at Belleville on January  6-8, and to that at St. "Thomas on January 12-14, both of which are expected  to be of special interest. Such important topics as the proper curing of  cheese, the transportation of dairy  products and the operation of creameries will be discussed.  Bees may be kept with advantage  ���������n every farm if one or two hives are  allowed. Bees assist in fertilizing the  blossoms of some plants and pertonn  valuable service. If no bees are  kept in the neighborhood it is possible  that failure of fruits may be due to  that cause, and it is a matter that deserves consideration by farmers. Bees  give e large profit and though a beginner must iearn something of them  to succeed, yet the modes ot arrangement are not difficult to understand.  but a fieetrng shiauou 01 lire  How refreshing, then, like a renewing breath over the dry bones 01 the  world of death, those great words cf  the Son of. Man :���������"I am come that  they might have life, and that thty  ���������night have it more abundantly."  Jhat ������������������.religion is a message of life,  alms 11 its prime feature, its supreme  purpose. It fulfils this mission in two  ways':���������  First, by awakening this spiritual life.  Bhe life of man is threefold���������animal,  intellectual, spiritual. The spiritual  it that in which exists the divine image  It is far the noblest form of life, ft  is the life of fellowship with God, of  discernment of the spiritual and eternal, of heavenly aims and aspirations.  Ofet this uppermost round of life is  just that into wMich men and women  (io not enter until awakened and lifted  tap to it by religion. And so marvellous is. the change oi experience it  bangs that it can only be denoted by "a  ���������ew birth," a being "born again," an  opening of the soul's vision to a higher  realm of being.  And the second way in which religion is a message of life is by its revelations cf immortality. Tiiis' "new  ���������tteature" is superior-to death. The  ������tal 'principle, inbreathed by thle Spirit  of God, can never die. Through the  ���������hock of death it shall be preserved,  and when.time shall be no more, and  when at the archangel's trump creation ."sMall be.uncreated, undimmed will  it shine on in the firmament of eternity.'  - We see here, then, the great mistake  ef ��������� many conceptions about religion:  One of the most current of these is  that it fetters, narrows, circumscribes  life. People shrink back from religion,  fearing that it will largelvi make them  part with-lifc,-take its vim, its range,  Its felicity from it; whlcreas precisely  the reverse is true. Christ proclaimed  ao -fettered, gloomy, ascetic Gospel.  But His message was one of gr.od  tidings, of freedom, of uplifting. He  not only called to life, but to larger  life, to higher life, to more exalted  raptures. Religion denies no rightful  pleasure, it restricts no natural faculty.  It does net preach abstinence, but  temperance. It only adds to the animal  ���������nd intellectual sense of being the spiritual, the crown and flower of life.  A notable illustration of this Morley  gives in His "Life of Gladstone." "His  religious faith inspired him to high  thought and noble action and gave new  strength and beauty to his fine nature.  (There, was in the greatest English  ���������dentists of the last century something  lacking, that left fhlcm with a touch of  meanness, narrowness and hardness  ���������nd kept them to a lower range of manhood than that of Gladstone."  Religion, then, is a message of life,  ���������nd cf larger life. Those who hold  back from it are only debarring tticm-  -selvcs-from the-noblesi-actions,- -llic-  finest experiences and the rarest joys.  At tlie death of such a person, no matter what n--.y have been his wealth and  mental culture, we may truly say :���������  "He has never lived ; lie has, never beheld the true secret of life." Religion  but expands the nature of man, broadens the.diameter and enlarges thc horizon of life. It quickens tUe spiritual,  it gives true freedom, it fosters love  ���������nd good-will, it intensifies joy, and  over the mound of death it rears the  rainbow of an immortal hope.  We only then sound the vast range.  of.life and taste the rarest essence of  being when wc develop and give scope  to our religious nature. This is that  message of a larger, fuller, more blissful life which religion brings, and  which Jesus voices in' tliese pregnant  words :���������"I am come that they might  have life, and that they might? have it  more abundantly. "  The Farm Horse.  (Synopsis  of a  Talk on  the  Farm  Horse at a Farmers' Institute at Bain-  bridge,  N.Y.,  by  Frank  D.* Ward  of  Batavia, N.Y.)  I am glad to speak upon this sub-  pect, for it is a question in which all  are interested.  Some people are preaching that we  are coming to a horseless age. Now,  our children and grandchildren will  never see that time. It was prophesied  that the trolley car and the bicycle  would supersede thc horse, but that  time will never come. Neither will the  automobile nor any other means of locomotion. No, the time will never  come when tlie class of horses demanded in the best markets will not  be grown with profit. Europeans are  looking to this country for horses, for  we can grow better horses thany anywhere else, and, while some other  parts of our country can grow them  equally well as we can here in New  York, that territory is limited, and nowhere can tliey grow them better than  here.  One of the greatest troubles with  our breeders is, we have been breeding from unsound or vicious horses.  The saying of Paul, "Whatsoever a  man soweth that shall he reap," is as  true to-day as when uttered, and nowhere is it more true than in' the  breeding of horses.  The different types of horses may  be divded into four classes���������the heavy  draft horse, the heavy coach or carriage horse, the trotting horse and the  general-purpose horse. And the successful breeder must hew close to tlie  line and confine himself to one breed.  First as to the trotting horse. * I'  wouldn't let a boy and a trotting-bred  colt grow upon the same farm, for I  would expect it to prove the ruin of  1 the boy, and between the boy and. the  horse I will take the boy every time.  So we will cut the trotting horse right  out of-this question. The general-purpose horse, too, will not be found profitable, for the class commonly known  as general-purpose horses are too light  for profit. ;  So we are now limited to the heavy  draft horse, and thc heavy coach and  carriage horse. What shall we breed  then ?, I think we will find every merit  in .heavy draft horses in three breeds���������  the Clydesdale, thc Percheron and the  Shire, and for coach horses I would  also confine myself to three breeds���������  the French ��������� coach, thc Hackney, the  German or Oldenberg coach. As to  the weight of the former, I- would  have one weighing about 1,400 lbs., and  in coach horses a weight of not less  than 1,200 lbs. Some one will say these  heavy horses- cannot stand it to work  on ploughed ground or on thc farm,  but there was never a greater mistake.  Now, how shall we breed them, and  what time of year ? I believe with a  spring colt it is much better to keep  the colt in a good box stall than to  allow it to follow the mare when working her. But I believe, though, that  fall-bred colts are greatly preferable.  The colt should be fed liberally and  intelligently, and begin by feeding some  grain when quite young. Feed at first  with regular but moderate feedings of  ground oats, some oil meal and a little bran.  . The disposition in the dam is a question-of-great-importance.���������A���������vicious.-  uncertain disposition in the dam will  be transmitted to the offspring. Always halter break the colt while run  hirig with the da rii, but never use a  rope halter. Always use a good' live-  ring leather halter. Handle always with  the greatest care/' never to frighten the  colt with the harness. Never use a.  bitting rig of any kind on the colt.  Never check up the colt until he has  been taught to drive. Always hitch  the colt up with a good, young, snappy,  vigorous horse, but nevtr hitch it with  an old horse that will teach it to walk  slowly.- A colt will learn more mean  tricks from .some slow, old .plug in a  few days than it will forget in years.  Having bred; a horse of this class,  then how "shall we sell him ? Why, we  .will not have to consider this question'  "at all, for they will sell themselves. The  Household  Hints.  Borax and water is a good wash for  the hair.  A burn will soon be relieved by application of flour and water.  Sprinkle carpets with salt before  sweeping; this will freshen them.  When the oven is too hot piit a basin  of cold water in it.  A newspaper will polish a stove better than a brush.  Brush pie crusts lightly over with  fresh cream before putting them in the  oven; this will give them a fine brown  tint.  Soak the soles of boots which creak  in  linseed  oil.  The nails of the hand can be improved by keeping them fifteen minutes in  ���������hot water and then paring them. Polish  them with chamois leather dripped in  oil, and finely crushed pumice-stone.  Salt is a very useful, though humble,  friend of the housekeeper, if she would  but realize i'*e fact. Damp salt will  rub off- the e.scolorations left in cups  by the sediment of tea and coffee. Salt  will set the dyes of black and colored  articles, if a little be added to the water  in which these are washed. Salt, mixed  with lemon juice, removes the stains  of oak, tar or paint from the hands.  Salt and water, appl'ed to basket and  straw work, anu rubbed in with a soft  nail brush, is a most effective cleansing  agent. Brass ornaments may be kept  bright by rubbing them occasionally  with salt and vinegar. Salt thrown  upon the grate will soon put out a fire  in the chimney. Salt, when added in  proportion to whitewash, induces the  latter to adhere more firmly to any surface to which it may be applied.  At this time of year damp beds become greater elements of danger than  they were in warm summer weather,  though, of course, at any time a damp  bed is to be avoided. In no household  should thc precaution 01 airing the bed  linen before t?k:ng it into use be omitted, and it will make the bed* more  healthy and more comfortable if an in-  dia rubber hot-water bottle, or a stone  bottle cased in flannel, be put in just  before bedtime. As a final test oi  dampness in a bed. put a small looking  glass between the sheets. Leave it  there for about five minutes, and if it  is then taken out with a cloud or mist  upon its surface it i.s a sure sign that  the linen is not thoroughly dry. In  such a case do not attempt to sleep  between it, for damp bed linen is a  fruitful source of rheumatism and lung  affection.  A E.:lie"  *n His lieart.  Recently The London Daily Mall published line draw!n:?i of a young man.  and his heart, witn lids exjikin.itlcu:���������  "Mr. Max Meyer, tlio young German,  who Is thc only man living with a. bullet  ln his heart. A friend accidentally slro:.  him with a revolver, and the bullet lodged la his heart. It Has been there for  two years, but he i>'-ls nn ln'.-onye- eiree  from it except a.t������r vio.eiu^exe^.on.  Above  Is  a  diagram   or  Meyer's   heart,  KOLA NUT  ������������������ II anpaara  In th������ Pa*  DOCTORS PRESCRIBE  The  "American" Invasion.  KOLA TONIC WINE  Manufactured   (rom   Kola,   Celery, and   Pepsin.     Kola  nake* muscle, Oelery strengthens tbe nerves, and Pepsin  aids digestion.   It la the greatest Toala and  Appetiser.  For weak and nervous people lt ia very Invigorating.   By  Ua uso it enables the system to ward all fevers, bilious   j Manitoba, but I bed found the sieepor  hoadasb.es, and ia a positive cur* for indigestion and dys-   j fuU, and my <������m^nion said he "ooul&'b  ���������������u������u^ w������. ^~~ , j      j d being etuffed   up an  those cars."  papain.   It can alao be recommended for Liver and Kidney   < - = r           Tcoablo, Asthma, Constipation, and Kheumntism.   It cou-  I Brandon, Ma.tii'oba, Oct. 19.   ,  j     X found the big man who boarded thei  train at ilccir.a was iirclir.r-d to he com*.  ���������  municative. and a? we thundered  eastV  ward through tire night the hard r*eats  ' of the colom-* ctrs diseoiiraged sleep.  j      We were both going a "short" journey!*  I onlv���������some  450   niiles���������to  Brandon,   ia  sketches'   from   a  Routgen    ray    photo  graph,  showing' the bullet.'*  The diagram roferred to la here produced. The wound seems to be much  smaller than Injuries which, In ancient  times no less than in our own, havo  been constantly indicted upon deserving  young, middle-aged und old men by  cruel <but always young) women. The  hearts of some of these present-day victims of woman's wiles, according to their  own stories, have beou either completely stolen or so badly crushed as to become almost useless. Turn on the Ront-  een rays and prove the vacancies or trie  bruises.  The condition .of the labor market In  XrtMidoh, according to The Star of that  city, is described by a Salvation Array  officer who recently applied In person to  a few of the advertisements Irr the ually  papers. An advertisement for n carpenter  asked that applications slroe'd be made at  t a.m. At half-past 8 35 workmen were  ln waiting, -and by 9 tho number had" increased to 110. The Electric Tram Company wanted men for road work, and  when one of the applicants arrived at 3.34  there were over 300 men waiting. Thirty,  who had shovels of their own, were enraged. For a Job of night-watchman, at  Ms a week, there wore over 260 applicants.  For the .sltuntlorr of a stoker to attend  to an underground boiler- rind 'Arcs' tor a  week ef 77 working hours at 25s, tliere  were 60 applicants. One man replied to  an advertisement for a gardenor. tho  wages being 22n a week. Tho mnn determined to get It, If possible; nnd arrived  ������t the place nt 7 a.m.. when he saw a  crowd of S50 thero before him. The saddest Bight was lho ruKh for a warehouse  porter's Job at a guinea a week. Thoro  were.no fewer than ICO men of all ages,  from 20 to 50, and all respectably dressed,  walling, i  man who will breed this kind of stock  in any locality need never fear a lack  of market, for the time will never come  when such horses as these, if clean of  limb, of'good action and life, .will'not  be in demand, and that, too, at profitable prices.;       .  And, also,, these good'horses will do  bcttii* work upon, the farm. They will,  as I have already said, be found profitable for the market, and, best of all,  they will make the farm work more  pleasant, ami thus, as you will find,  will have an influence in keeping the  boys contented on the farm.  Now for the dairy farmer in New  York. Wisconsin, or any other section  equally well adapted to the growth of  this class of strong, vigorous and hardy  horses I have indicated," who is looking for some profitable adjunct upon  his dairy farm to add to theresourccs,  I believe horse breeding, if intelligently directed, offers better advantages to-day than almost anv other line  of work.���������E. J. Rrownell, Delhi, N.V.,  in Hoard's Dairyman.  Home Recipes.  Jellied tongue���������One large boiled  tongue, one, and one-half ounces of  gelatine, dissolved in half a pint of  water, two teacupluls of rich, brown  veal gravy, one bunch of savory herbs,  one tablespoonful of sugar, one tablespoonful of burnt sugar, for coloring,  one tablespoonful of catsup, one pin:  of boiling water, one egg, boiled hard.  Put together the gravy, sugar, catsup,  the burnt sugar, dissolved in a little  cold water, and the herbs. ' Add to  this the gelatine, then the boiling  water, and strain through flannel ;  let the jelly cool and begin to thicken.  Wet a plain mold with cold water; put  a very little -jelly in the bottom, and arrange the slices of hard-boiled egg in  it; pour in a little more jelly, then a  layer of tongue ; more jelly and tongue, and so on till thc mold is filled.  Cover and set in a cold place till quite  firm. To turn it out, dip the mold in  hot water for an instant, invert upon a  dish, and garnish with celery or parsley  or nasturtium flowers. This makes a  very ornamental dish for breakfast or  supper. _ In serving, cut with' a thin,  sharp knife perpendicularly. The remains of cold tongue or fowl may be  served in this manner, only using less  jelly, according to the quantity of  meat.  Horseradish sauce ��������� Horseradish  sauce is to be served hot with roast  beef. Mix together, in the order  given, the following ingredients : Four  tablespoonfuls of grated horseradish,  four, tablespoonfuls of powdered crackers, one-half of a cupful "of cream, one  teaspoonful of powdered sugar, one  teaspoonful of salt, one-half of a salt-  spoonful of pepper, one teaspoonful of  made mustard and two teaspoonfuls of  vinegar. When all the materials have  been thoroughly mixed, heat them very  hot over boiling water.���������New York  Post.  Lemon pie���������One cup of sugar, two  "tablespoonfuls of corn starch a-.vd .1 clip"  of boiling water, butter half the size  of an egg, thc grated rind and juice of  a lemon; cook together till clear, and  when cold add the yolk of an egg. Line  the plate with paste and bake ; then fill,  putting on the white of an egg with a  little sugar for icing; then put in the  oven and brown.  English plum pudding���������One pound  of raisins, one-quarter of a pound of  flour, one pound of suet chopped fine,  one pound of currants, three-quarters  of a pound of stale breadcrumbs, half  a. nutmeg, grated; one-quarter of a  pound of brown sugar, five eggs, grated  rind of one lemon, half" a pint of  brandy, half a pound of minced candied  orange peel. Clean currants, stone  raisins. Mix dry ingredients together.  Beat the eggs, add them to the brandy,  then pour over the dry ingredients and  mix thoroughly. Pack in greased  small kettles or moulds (this will make  six pounds), and boil six hours when  you make it and' six when wanted for  use.      Serve with hard sauce.  Cocoanut pudding ��������� Take three  ounces of butter, one-half pound of  grated cocoanut, one cupful and a half  of stale sponge cakes crumbled fine,  three ounces of sugar, one large cupful of milk, six eggs, one-half teaspoonful of vanilla or rosewater. Cream  the butter and sugar, and add the beaten yolks ; when these arc well mixed,  put in the'cocoanut ; stir well before  adding the milk, cake crumbs and flavoring ; lastly, add the whites of three  eggs. Pour the mixture into a oie  dish���������which shouIH not be quite full���������  and bake one-half an hour. At the  end of this time whip the other whites  tp a very stiff froth, with three tablespoonfuls of white sugar, and flavor  with vanilla. Pile this in large spoonfuls on the piK'f'ine itI close the oven  until it is slightly brown.  Sold a Negro.  A despatch fr-ojn Indianapolis, U. S. A..  says:���������"The Woman's' Christian Temperance Union of that city held a rummage  sale recently, which lasted for several  days. One day an old colored man entered. 'I wish you'd soil rne," he said to  one of tire v,o:ru*u. *l'm tired tramping  around tlie country, and I'll work for  anybody tlie rest of my days for my victuals and clothes.'  "After a consultation the women decided to accept the old mail's suggestion  and it was agreed that lie should be sold  by auction. The ui-.-rt bid was llfty  cents. Thc bidder explained that ha simply wanted to giv������ ihu auctioneer a start.  The next bid was seventy-live cents, and  quarter bids were received until tho old  man was valued at iwo dollars. Thin  tliere was u lull in tire bidding, but the  crier persisted, and tins bargain was Anally knocked down to H. YV. Shea, a  commission merchant, at two dollars and  thirty-nine cents. The negro eyed tho  commission man closely and announced  that lie believed he would like to live  Willi him. Hc said he hud had no home  for years and he was tired of living from  hand to mouth. Mr. Sheu told thc women  that he would give ills new purchase  some light work around liis commission  house, and, if he proved to be trustworthy, the Job would be permanent. He  agreed to give the negro a suit of clothes  and plerity to eat. The old man thanked  the women for having found a home for  liim and went away with his new master,  seemingly  quite  satisfied."    -  Throughout Indiana the city of Indianapolis Is known as the "niggers' heaven," because of the unusually liberal  treatment of colored folk, compared to  their lot ln surrounding States, and ln  other sections of the State' itself.  Wants to be a Lawyer.  The appeal of Miss Cave of London,  England, against the decision of the  Benchers of Gray's Inn refusing to admit ber to the society, in other words,  rejecting her applicalion to practise law  has aroused as much attention in Britain  as could be expected in a country which  has scant time to discuss anything but  "liscalitls" and "brain fag." A special  court of the House of Lords heard Miss  Cave's appeal, and the public were excluded from the hearing. After listening  to what she had to say (the Judges seemed to be amused thereat) tire Lord Chancellor Immediately said there was no"  precedent for an admission such as Miss  Cave had sought, and he saw no reason  to create one. If only a certain oilier Lord  had discovered a like diniculty In regard  to Uncle Sam's application to be appointed permanent guardian of part of Miss  Canada's property we would still be  throwing bouquets at liim. However, tho  British daily papers seem to be very  well pleased with the decision, a number  having flrst frightened themselves Into  hysterics by picturing: courts presided  over by unwedded ladies of uncertain age,  4..*.:....      ..<*     ... ....      ������."     ..11      ....nn        ..������.,      ,* _,.  taJju no drugs, not Intoxicating, aad very palatable. Dr,  NaohiigAU, who writes from personal experience, states aa  a medicine lt will undoubtedly take a vezy important plao*  In tha future*.  Sold Mil over the Dominion and manufacture*!! only by The Hy������*>rt������ V" '.������  Company, 34 Church Street, Toronto, Out., Sole Proprietors.  WHAT A PROMINENT ORUCOIST SAYS I  Toronto, Feb. M. 1X0.  Hygiene Koto. O.. Tcwoto, <tert:  Gentlemen,���������It affords m������ a great deal of pleasure to certify to the merits of  your Kola. Celery, ana 9������Bfti-a Tonlo Wine. I have tested it and can reoommend it  vary highly to anyone needing a first-elate tonic and dyspepsia cure, and th*  Kola. o������������ry. andf*P*sin u������ed in the preparation of it are pure and of the va-v  best Quality, and aUtogether I beUeve you have a preparation which only n^^ic <������  be toown to be.aw.r.cdaUd. ^   w   McT,mN> ^^  rwt| ,������ Off lc* for Sample*.       Cornnr Ouewi  and Church Streets,    Toronto.  juries of women of nil ages, nnd female  barristeis. What chance, Uiey argued,  in effect, worrld more mnn have .against  such a combination. Still, the "question  is not settled,, ns Miss Cave has determined to embark upon a rorvuiar campaign, which shall result In the removal  of the barriers against women practising  law in Britain. When file makes her  next application she ought to 'say less  about lt being allowed In Hungary.. Switzerland, Holland and the United states,  and point to Toronto. Perhaps when  their Lordships nro Informed that Toronto has laken down the bar tliey w'l!  relax in order to give one more proof  of the tie that binds tlio mother country  to the colonics, w.hioh Is Just as pmnrt  a conclusion ns that there Is no precedent for admitting wonion lo thc practice  of law in Britain.  Roosevelt and    oik's Sayings.  President Rooset tit's last message to  Coasreea contained a' long and violent  denunciation of bribery (not ln the r*  motest conneoted with tho Panama gams  Which, of course, was played by Mr.  Roosevelt and his advisors with the most  conscientious' regard for the rights of  their weaker "sister republics"). That  denunciation hud a familiar ring, and  now, not tlirough any desire on tire part  of Mr. Roosevelt, who with characteristic modesty maintains silence on the subject, the note of familiarity has been explained by several newspapers. The Nerf  York World thus delicately expounds the  situation:���������"The mystery attending the  deadly parallelism between the passage  on bribery in the President's message  and certain public utterances of Prose-  c.u.Kln? Attorney Folk of St. Louis, ls  still impenetrable. Mr. Folk declines to  talk. He can aiXord to 'stand pat." For  lt appears that the ideas and tha language incorporated in Uie President'*  message wore not expressed by Mr Folk  11 an3Lon? Interview or speech. Full of  Sr1"^^601, 1?,1,ls ������������*"���������*������������������������ of the At ssou-  ri boodtora. Mr. Folk delivered himself  of the sentiments that have now attained a world-wide fame, on three separate  occasions. In a speech at New Florence on August 1, in an interview on October 21 and in', a speech at St. Joseph  on October 24. Only from the Whit"  House can come the true explanation of  the reappearance of these views arrd  arguments in the President's message of  .December 7. Conjecture may work injustice* But, whatever the explanation,  were can be no excuse for the adoption  ?J.JJif. el������^B- exaggeration and the ilam-  boyant style or these, virtuous but violent denunciations of bribery. A stale  SiPKr. 5? t.h.e President should be mark-  ������������������,,������, d'eN'ty and correctness of diction,  accuracy of statement and moderation of  view. Whan Daniel Webster -killed a  dozen proconsuls of Rome* in his cdlt-  Vi^of0PrS?ldent Zaeliary Taylor's message, he did the nation a real service.  nBriSif./i'? thR.t Secretary Hay was not  permitted to wield the blue pencil over  tho message of his chief."  Women in Convention.  The Anglo-Russian, which devotes ona  Page of each issue to "woman," savs:���������  The "National Conference of Women'  Workers met this year In Cheltenham,  the garden town of England, for the lirst  part of the debates, arrd in the old cathedral city of Gloucester for the concluding discussions. Most important subjects were exhaustively dealt with, such  as the higher education, the training of  mldwives, the increase"?.^ gambling and  speculation and their effect upon society,  workhouse infirmary management, popular education, the promotion of public  health, and the moral training of children. "Speaking generally," writes the  editor of The Cheltenham Chronicle,  ���������what struck one as being the distinguishing characteristics of the gathering  ro nis request, Mr. Shaw during the last  election refused to divulge tbe news lest  it might be said he was offering the  electors a bribe. As a lawyer Mr. Shaw  might have given n piece of advice to.  Sir Conan as a story writer. In this  month's Strand Sir Conan, ln his story  of Sherlock Holmes* adventures, makes a  solicitor personally draw up a will in his  own favor. In Scotland, at least, no  solicitor would be so foolish, but would  employ another lawyer to prepare the  deed, so as to prevent any action alleging  forgery or undue influence.  Sir John B. Maple.  A correspondent writes :���������The recent  death of Sir John Blundell Manle. Bart,  tiie millionaire breeder of horses, who  made his money by selling house furniture in a shop In Tottenham Court road,  a by no means aristocratic quarter of  London, recalls the story of the ingenious  and enterprising genealogist who was retained to trace his pedigree from the records of the Heralds' College. The nams  Blundell was a good starting point, and  the learned genealogist was able to deduce a pedigree which greatly pleased the  newly-created Baronet, and which (to his  satisfaction, at all events), proved his  descent from Blondel, the favorite bard  of the Court of Richard Plantagcnet. who  discovered the dungeon in which his loyal  master was held ln durance vile, the veracity of tho pedigree being confirmed by  the final surname Maple. For does not  history tell us that on hearing the harp  of his faithful bard outside the walls of  his dungeon, Richard the Lion-heart was  heard to explain "Blondel M'Apnelle"  "Blondel calls me"; after which Sir John's  branch of the family adopted the surname of "M'Appelie," which in a later  age degenerated into "Maple"���������at least so  the story goes, and genealogy ls never at  fault.  After an unsatisfactory banquet the  guest of the evening was introduced  by the toastmaster as follows :  "Gentlemen, we have with us tonight Prof. Long-Bowe, who will tell  us one of his best and biggest 'after  dinner" stories."  Amid loud applause Prof. Long-  Bowe arose.  "Mr. Toastmaster and gentlemen,"  he said, "to begin with my biggest  story, let me tell you how thoroughly  I have enjoyed your banquet."���������Chicago Tribune.  "What do you think of Hamlet's'advice to the players ?V  "It's fine, for poetry," answered Mr.  Stormington Barnes.  "But hasn't it immense practical  value?"  _ "No.   He gives them a lot of instruction in elocution,  when he  ought  to  be telling them how to get to the next  town."���������Washington Star.  >   "Charley, dear," said young Mrs.  Torkins,"! do  wish you would keep  ���������and   of   the   tone   of  Its   discussions   ls 1 away from the race track.  A^Hard "Road to Travel."  Some details ns  to the  rond by which  the  Thibet  expedition   Is  advancing may  he   of   interest   af the  present moment.  Kamba  Jong,  where thc mission  Is now  encamped, Is Si miles,  as the crow flies,  due  north  of the  Indian   hill-station   of  Darjoellng, hut,  of course, the mountain  road by Tongu Is much longer.   The present height of the camu above sea-level ls  13,SOO feet,  the surrounding country  consisting of high mountains. Intersected by  deep   valleys.     From   Kamba   Jong   two  roads   lead   to    Lhassu,    one  due   rrorth  through   Shlgalse,   on   the   brink   of   tho  Tsang-Po,   the great  river  which  eventually becomes lire Brahnrnputra. The.distance .by-, this   route,   says. The   London  Dally Chronicle, Is ninety miles to Slrlg-  atse, and 130 miles further* to Lhassa. Tho  southern   route   by Gy.intse.   which  it   Is  proposed to follow, Is thirty miles longer,  Gyantse being 1C6 miles from Llrnssa.. But  both  routes  cross  the  watershed  of the  Eastern Himalayas,   which is.a very-arduous   undertaking.    Tlie stutement that  Colonel Macdonald has ordered Canadian  fur coats  for  his   troops  shows   that  he  thoroughly  appreciates  tho.rigor of   the  climate which he has lo encounter. At tho  beginning   of   November    20    degrees   of  frost   were   registered   at   Kamba   Jong,  and the winter was then only just setting  in.   In the expedition of 1SS8 the Thibetan  field force found snow lying deep on the  slopes   in  the month  of March,  and  tho  small garrison of Gnatong had afterwaras  very trying experiences In the dreary winter weather.    Tho tableland of Thibet Is  covered   with  snow   for   several  months,  and life under canva., is almost impossible  during that period.   The great danger is  from pneumonia,  which, Is  more'formidable   than  the muskets  of the  Thibetan  army,   these   being   only   muzzle-loaders,  and the army Itself an untrained and un-  warllke  rabble.    But the native  soldiers  of  the   Indian  plains,   of   which  Colonel  Macdonald's force will mainly consist, are  little accustomed lo extreme cold,  earnestness���������a deadly earnestness. fn  this respect the men are quite put to  shame. ... In organization, too, the  men must confess that they have been  equalled, If not 'outclassed.' - Nothing  could have exceeded the harmony nnd  mutual good feeling with which the several comihittees worked. . . . Further, the proceedings were conducted In an  extremely business-like manner. Those  women who do take an interest ln public  questions are evidently zealous refn'TYiers.  and in a much greater hurry to rlshi tho  wrong than man. When they get tiro  vote, which they ought to have and  doubtless would havo but for the apathy  of their own sex, Liberal statesmen may  Indefinitely retire from business, but social, as distinct from political, reform  will bo expedited rather than Impeded."  Which means, adds The Anglo-Russian,  that at tho hands of women, Hbertv. retrenchment nnd reform, instead of being  only party watchwords, will, become practical national assets.  There was no reply.  "I heard some men talking about a  lot of long shots that landed, and if I  had known, Charley, dear that there  was a rifle practice going on in the  neighborhood' I should never have let  you go near the place."���������Washington  Star.  Af- my dear cbj^ jrrew rapidly lighter,  he ooiomeuted emphatically on a poxa-  grapth I pointed him out In an English  newspaper.  "Say/* said he, "just you writ* tlhat  chap and tell him he'* away eif about  the West beoemmg 'Americanized'; X  guess he doesn** know what a real  'American" ie."  "But they have been coming in ty  thousands this year." I objected.  "Not 'Americans'." said ray eorrnpamax*  "Up along the Prinee Albert Railway,  where I come from, tliere have been overt  a thousand families settled this year in  one distriet I know of, and though they  sll oeme from 'America', they are no  more 'Americans' than I am."  I looked puzzled. "What are they  thenf  "They are all Gen-mans," said mj  iriend, "and it's aa reasonable to say  that Manitoba is becoming Russianized  by the Doukhobors, aa to say these men  are '.Americanizing' the Xorth-West. A  German is a German, just as a FreixAi-  man ia a Frenchman, the world over,  whet&er he's in Quebec oa* Puns, Chicago  or Berlin; but be will moke a good  Oanadian just trhe same for thia Western  cauwtry, if he gets tSie chance.  "Why," he continued vehemently, "we  have no time to fool with that sont ol  thing when there is all tftiis to settle  ���������up"���������and he waved his hand towards the  darkness���������"what we want one good set*  ���������tiers, and we don't care a darn ii -they  are from Iceland or 'America.*, Germany  or Scandinavia. Their children will be  what I am, a Oanadian heart and soul;  hirt if Canada ia ever to amount to anything, we must have the people here to  develop her. The tine 'Americans' of the  States are the English-speaking people  You don't hear <xf German-Americans,  or Italian-Americans, oo* French-Americans over there."  "So," I retorted, "but you hear a  good deal of French-Canadians an this  aide of the line."  "I heard a good deal about Scotsmen  when I -waa over in Great Britain," was  the reply. "French-Canadians are as  much a people as they are, or as the  Dutchmen of South Africa are. If a  thousand Germans had settled in the  2forth-Wcet a hundred and fifty yeajw  ago, there would be German-Canadians  fctere also. But they didn't, and the world  moves too faat for-'that now. I guess  thene are about as many different 'peoi  -pies' cr nations in it aa there is room  *or>  "A great number of the 'Americans'  settling in the Xortli-West are English-  tpeajcing," I remarked. ;  "Why shouldn't they make as gooiJ  Canadians aa the Bntish settlers in  'America' have made good 'AmeriouiB'T'he astod. "The Tank and file of tihe  working world are not'concerned with,  international ' politics, and ambitiouri  schemes of that sort. They read about  them in the papers and tli en light tha  fire with tiiiem. When a man has got to  figure on getting a. living off 1C0 acres,  of virgin prairie, he's too tired of nights  to trouble about kimrs or presidents oe  emperore, and when he's on velvet and J  the living is coming pretty easily he'll  hurrah on the 4th of July, and cheer on  -Albert Edward's birthday jn^t as hard j  He don't care a 'fig for nio"<t of thi  pretty Uttle distinctions of race and n*n  tionakty thai you think so much oif;  <but he will admit that our land laws ana  legal  administration  in   this  Oanadian  :XorSh-West are better than those of tha  f  State he came from.   Aud he makes tiu  ���������*  Elizabeth smiled sweetly on Mary  Stuart.  "Do you know," she inquired, "why Sir  Walter cast his clonk beneath my feet?"  "I suppose," retorUJ tlie beautiful  Queen, "he wished to tree something  largo enough."  And the signature was nfflxed to the  death   warrant before sundown.  Expensive Canaries.  Seventy pounds for a pair of canaries  "Is~a"pretty good~prlc"e_to_pay,���������yet~It~wols,"  according to recent London papers, obtained at a recent sale in that city. It  seems that some time ago tho King took  up the-hobby of canary breeding, and a  great many people���������not because of his  Majesty's hobby, certainly not���������have suddenly discovered more beauties in canaries than they had ever dreamed of before.  Thc morrt expensive varieties are those  with crests, or top-knots,of feathers. Perfect crested canaries are very difficult  to breed, and they arc subject to blindness, the crest being cultivated to such  nn extent that It grows right over the  eyes and hides even the beak. Prices for  good "crests" range-from ������r, to ������-10.  Nothing Is said in the RriKlIsh papers as  to the musical abilities of lhe birds. It  ls not, apparently, even stipulated Unit  they shall be ruble ro whistle "John null's  Store," or "Your Food Will Cost You  More," or "Onward. Ye Liberals," or  any of the many campaign songs the result of the protracted epidemic of fls-  calities now rnglng throughout the old  land. They are nol even expected m  whistle or chirp or Iry tn make sounds  which oould by stretching the Imagination  be construed as a declurntkin in fnvor of  "Free Food Forever," or "How's .Toe V"  .  Sir Conan Doyle Nominated.  The London Daily Chronicle says that  Bir Conan Doyle; ln accepting the Unionist: invitation to contest the ��������� Hawick  Burghs, is renewing his attempt to enter  Parliament through a Scottish constituency. In 1000 he tried Central Kdin-  burgh, but the author was beaten by a,  publisher. The Hawick Burghs are aggressively Radical, but the adverse majority���������only 225���������may look tempting to Sir  Conan. Mr. Thomas Shaw, who sits for  the Hawick Burghs. I.s always ready to  accept a challenge, and delights In a  straight Issue. Although he had In his  pocket a letter from Mr. Carnegie of-  ferlmr Hawlclt a free library In response  Use Lever's Dry Soap (a j/owder") to  tvnsli woolens and flannels,���������you'll like  it. 3i  An amusing story is told of a small  colored boy in one of the public  schools of the city whose love of mischief was so strong that punishments  had no terrors for him. Finally his  teacher in despair sent him home. His  mother, a merry, portly old lady, appeared with the incorrigible youth and  asked what was thc trouble. The  teacher said the boy was so bad she  could do nothing with him.  "Lord bless you," said the mother!  with a grin, "I don't see how he kin  .help _bein'jull_oX_mischief. I think he  inhales it frum me I"���������Youngstown  Telegram.  ���������      '  Thomas Nelson Page brought a good  example of the negro's peculiar and  particular theological bent to town  with him, and retailed it the other,  night at the Southern Society dinner.  ���������There was an old darky preacher who  would never become ordained, he said,  but was content to remain just an e.x-  hortcr. This seemed rather strange  to some of his congregation, and one  day they asked him about it.  ''Well, it's dis way," said he. "When  you's a preacher.' you's gottcr have a  tex' an' stick right close to it, but if  you's only a exhortcr you kin branch."  ���������New York Tribune.  ..���������^������  "There was a good old lawyer of  the good old southern type," said President Woodrow Wilson of Princeton  the other evening, "who had a most  eloquent way of pleading. His brief  for three days had been a marvel of  classical allusion and legal erudition.  "The Judge, however, became a  trifle impatient, and, as gently as he  could; intimated that the docket was  somewhat crowded, and it might be to  the client's interest if the lawyer could  contrive to end his plea. And, do you  know, the old barrister declares that  the last four days oi his argument were  a marvel of condensation."���������New York  Tribune.  ���������best settler we have ever had in  North-West, -for he knows the gsme froB  the start, ojid no matter what, happen!  you oant etick him anywhere." f  Then you really approve of tb*  'American invasion*?" I a^ted.  "Yes, sir, or anj- odher invasion of aa  good men.. They are worth a shipload  of greasy Poles, and don't cost any,  money to settle either; it's the Xortheni  Europeans we want."  "What nationality was your father!"  I asked.  HU blue eyes and fair hair told me be-;  fore he answered: "ify father was a  Norwegian sailor, who "scttjed in Nova  Scotia fifty yeans ago, and if I can give  a lift to a "Norwegian, you bet ,1 al-  wavs do lt������ If 1 had mv way, I'd Scan-  dirikvi<urlzie  the Nonnh-West,"  And he laughed merrily as he lit tha  end ot BJiothttt cigar.  H. T. Munn, in London "Outlook."  "No, no !" said the singing-teacher,  who was instructing the class of Ken-  tuckians ; "this will not do. You  must let your voices blend. Get more  of a mellow effect. Eai:h of you seems  to strike out on his own line, according to his own ideas."  "Wa-al, cunnel," said the first basso,  "Ah doan' b'lieve yo' kin git any blend  hyuh. Half th' boys has been drink-  in' rye and th' otheh half drinkin' bouh-  bon, an' they woan' blend."���������Judge.  A LOVER'? KltrtAt.  Lovers of Lucre.  An Anu-riosn paper has publwhcd 4  list of "European aristocrats" who werij  suitors for the hand of Miss Goelet. Thi^  include* five peers, all of whom hava  been married for a considerable time,  and the eldest son of a peer, who omV*j  came of ������go a few weeks ago; alooj  Prince Henri d'Orleans, who hae heen id  tis grave for several years; and tha  Grand Duke Boris of Russia, with "whom  Miss Goelet oould only have contracted  a morganatic marriage. Why the ThAco  ot Koxburghe should bc described em A  "fortune-hunter" it is impossible, to tins  derstand, inasmuch as his estates brtng  in upwards of ������30.000 a year, and fbhg  personal property left by his father (hei  Firleo fni.'������ =r. settlemer-t)  Waa upward*  of ������120,000.  .-.:<��������� 2BeS*ei-iES'*-  7A^^tW^fj\^i.'7rW'  jMfe. ,*&���������>.. ^&. ^.W/, ^Wi. ^<fe. 4Vfe.^%. ,*������'&. 4W4. ^%.*T'^4- ^.\fe.  53A5s  *^fe^  #^#%fwl������W  0&0������  W  'no  ���������>l'r<������.  r  a  'a  w  oasBSHma^nsHzssBU  B3BiH������ra'iggT*rBEgBmr.r&v������<rw.'JMire^  ���������^tv*-"  yA./s,  ���������^  ^*.-g:  "W  *W  ������������:'���������'  Sf-'S'sr;  ���������jjv-r**  ^>ic  ^?  %*?  *^#  *w  -#^  -**.%.  fvS  Never before liave we been in as good a position as the  present to Cater to yoin* wants." 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Fountain Syringes  j Hot Water Bottles  Atomizers  ���������  c  5 GO TO Till-:  ���������   Canada Drug  :   and Book Gompany  c  ��������� ������oactg������eetii������tittit><9  *  &������������������������'  Corning  invents  April ���������!���������.��������� Krister .Mnntliiv. Kitig^bts ol'  Pythias Bull.  A pril 10.���������Bazaar run! Concert in He'l-  Kii-fc Hall, under auspices oi* Ut-die?  Aid of ik'tliodist Cluircli.  May G.���������Supper ami Bazaar under the  nt-.spices of the* L:idie.-' Aid. at .tin  Opera Hon*-'.'.  EORN.  Xkedham-On .Sunday. JIavrh I'it'rr.  to .Mr. and Jli>. S.   Needhiun. a son.  Kooi.ey���������At Kevel<roke, Mnrirlr Wtli.  ll*M. to Mr. and Mr*.-. F. li. ilo.iliy.  .1 son.  LOCALISES  Dr.   Curry,   resident-.   dentist,   over  Bews* drugstore.  "\V.   Fleming   has   disposed   of   hi*  ivocxl business to S. C'url.-on.  ��������� Ht-.-ul C. B. Ilium* A: Cos.   ailvt.   on.  first page of this issrr*.-.  " t'ha.'--. DetitsehiiiHii left t'ni- iiioiiiinc I  for a hunting trip up the line. I  ��������� Fancy  boxed  chocolates  for Faster I  gift.** at Bews' dnrg store. j  E. A. Bradley   returned   yrslerthiy,  from French Creek.  ���������New "Wash Goods and Dress  Mater-  ial.i at��������� C. B. Hume Sc Co's,  J.   A.   Darragh  returned   from  Calgary on Wednesday morning.  ���������Call  and  see the pretty Go-Carts at  11. Howson & Co's furniture store.  ���������Good Eggs in any (|iiaiitil.y retailing  Ior '.liie. per tioz. at 0. B. Hume & Co's  The Big Bend mail came in yesterday.  ���������New Cabbage. Lettuce. Radishes  and Onions at CI I7!, iluinu ��������������� Co's.  ���������A well select ed stock of Faster  Cards at Bews* drug store.  IS. JIcArlain left lliis niorning for  Edmonton, to continue work on the  iron mines near that city.  ���������1 Filth grade Perfumes and 'i'nilet  Waters lor the Easter t-easoti at Bew='  ding store.  ��������� II nays to buy 12-ftiot linoleum. R.  Ilobson & Co. have it iu stock, also  inlaid and lloor oil.  Tlio Imperial Bank has moved into  I heir new building on McKenzie ave..  opposite the .Molaens Bank.  ���������See our window for new ideas in  Pompadour Combs. Hair Fa.stenors  .���������intl Side Coiiilte-Tliu Bed Cros- Drug  Store.  Dr. Curry, dentist, has cone to  Salmon Arm on a profes-iior.nl visit.  He will ict urn to Be*. eNtoke about  Apiil likh.  The rPitular monthly mepting of the  Bailies' Hospital Guild will lie held iir  the City Hall on Tuesday afternoon  next at 3 o'clock.  ��������� Have a look at our window���������see the  new Ghalelainos and Hand Bags  which will be al! tlie go tliis slimmer���������  The Bed Cro-s Ding Store.  Tlio Intermediate Bacrnsse-C'lub will  meet to-night at ,S o'clock in Boy  Sniyt!i(j*.*������ tobacco .store, for the pur  .pose-.uf_re-oi'iraiiiy.imr _for  the cotriing  ���������O. B. j-Liiine Sc Co., Bimiled, 3lillin-  erv opening, Tuesday evening, March  2iJlli.  Pete Default. Gus Bund and Melvin-  iioii. left yixtrfidny moiuing to work  on the rMoCulloii;;i] Creek Hydraulic  .Mining Co's. property in the J>ig  Bend.  ���������Come irr and see Ihe new Face Massage Boiler which removes all wrinkles  arrd leaves tbe sl<irr fresh and healthy,  at The Red Cross Drug Store.  The Rawei Family's Visit  o-c who altei'd the  '"cuing maj .inli-  mh^-vj- ������n��������������� ..t  seasi.'ir.  ��������� Knights of Pythias Rail. Monday  .iveiiiiig. April hli. Tickers���������Gentlemen 'ifl, L;rdies free. Music furnished  by Bevelstoke Orchestra, o pieces.  Members fi;  'Ai. j*rnigh!> I  to aUeiiil a  '.idj'e roorii.s  riraird (.'iian  New Denver,  ' Gold Range B'rdge No.  if S'ytbia'*. arc r< ipiestcd  special ironvertioii at the  on .Saturday , evening.  :e!lor (.!. F. Noisoii, ot'  will he pr-i'senl.  .il   Ord.-rs    Receive   Prompt   Altention  XV.   A.   Foote   returned   bis.!?  v from visiting  relatives in the  Aid.  Tuesd;  ea.st.  ���������If 20 yards of carpet will cover your  room you can get a bargain at B.  Howsoii & Co's remnant sale.  Beid Sc Young will have their millinery opening on Tuesday next. See  their advertisement.  Mrs. T. Cleary, mother of Mrs. A.  Johnson, left by the delayed No. 1, for  her home in Ballard, Wash.  ���������Bring that next prescript ion to "The  Ked Cross." wc will deliver il. promptly  ���������The Bed Cross Drug Store. J. A.  Kuckjiam. proprietor*.  liobt. Steiss left on Tuesday mornin re fin-Trout J^ake City where he has  accepted a position with the sawmill  company operating on the lake.  ���������Knights of Pythias Ball, Monday  evening. April Ith. Tickets-Gentlemen S2, Ladies free. .Music furnished  Jjv Bevelstoke Orchestra, 5 pieces.  Mr. Bawoi. who has lecluied every  evening lliis *.tee!: on liie in New  Zealmd to large and .ijijiieci.itive  audiences, will m,;i\e his last aope.ir-  ai'ie to-night in th* Opera House,  le.ivirt, In linni mv en ionic, lor lhe  St Lou's F\po-iiion. Mi. .mil Mis.  K.iui'1 iiiiend. it s it������ ���������i k t������i \ at i.i'i'je-  ini-nts t.i!' I o iiii.ilc. to give ,i repre-  sciL ilioii nl Maoi 1 hie at the R\po-  sil ion.  Mi.   R.iuci*-   lec-iiiu*  ..nd   views  |o-  rhe   Kamloops   Presbytery   met at   "'.-'I'*":11   b- guiei.iliy dc-ci ipti>'e ol  Sicamoiis  on   Trresd.iv   Jvianng wlicrr i ���������l1'' "' !"l**   ,,',llllc'   < ourrtr y or in othei  Bov.    \V.   C.  CaderV.   iv.-igna tion ,������������������..-��������� "i"* *-*** "A   glimpse    niio     ..I, or:Und.  pastor   of   Sc. Andrew**   Cimrcii. was!-Ajl- H*!Ut'' is e\;ee(!ingly^cbi,u ihhed  dulv accepted. [ l<> . nf u un ami   Op-i.l  lnr'*>0    111  ���������Oalifornia Apples fresh in. ril.-n   Mi*-L | cipa.e a treu.  cla.-.-Navel Orrr:rr;e, loi-  :^l)e.   per  dnz.  A big reduction for a   few  days  only,  at C. B. Hume Ac Co.  Art. Hyatt, captain of la.-t seaj-on's  1.ici'(>sm> team, who has been spending  the winter in the ea-t. returned to  Bi.\.*l.stoke on Wednesday. iYuspcet.s  point to very enthusiastic lacrosse thi.-  siiiiuner.  Mi-. W'ickens. ii������dger keo;-ei- in thr  Irriperi.'i1- Bans, ha.- b->en removed Km  Vancocver. Mr. Grnbb. of i'liininii'.cil. I  takes Mr. \Virk(������n>* place h.'-r������*. 'J'h-!  ahuridairl good v i>\es of 31 r. Wick-j  ea-i" friends follow him to his new .  po-iitioii.  Pi of. Jones-, who i?!,!*-- l.rcn 'piite  succes-ful :r. fo: ininu varlor.--boxing  .mil gymnasium ojiibs at tiie coast i-  at pre-nt tiyina to organize om* in  Bevelstoke. Mr. .Jniif��������� has had a wide  i'X[i-.'i ie;i"e and is docbtle.~s a master  of glove tact ic*-.  Fi. C. Froiney ha-s received this week  a carload of frfisli lime .'(.nd cement for  YtJi������ Sprni1^fWtlfrr-~*tK'^i''Tinyrfey^-iWAtt  hn congratulated nn his enterprise in  lillirig a iong i'e't want as this i������ tliir  first iiine :n the history of Krivelfiokc  that such material lias been available  here in lin* early spring.  ���������xoTtCI!.  Nnlac is licmlij jjmcii tlrnt tfl omorrtlri after  lln. imlilrt itimi (if tinsnntii.i> I intunil to npph to  tlie Ui.i*f ('oiiii.msxkiih.1 or Lnrrils niul Wor ko for  iiurriiiiMou to piiitiiiM! the lollop rrrg desenbeil  Niul*, s.tn ite on tin* north side of Upper Arrow  Like, .11 A\ t'-si Kooten.l\  ili-.tl n t *  ('oniuii'iiuiin rt.i post pl mted neni tho Indian  ci im'\ n I ..limit Inlf ,i nulu i.i-t of the Ciui.nlran  !'.'��������� >lti ir.-.Iwn ( oniiMii^'s station .it Arrowhead  anil i.i. ok"d ' .J.is II >l1-*oh b nor tli westcoinel,"  iht'llie eist SO in on* thopce south to the slim-*  Inn* of *iio������ lil,i��������� m ihuns *.no,e oi loss; thenee  ui*-t .iloniitlri.- shore lrrre ������) ih.ims moie or le&s,  thein.1 situ tli -0 cli.i'n-, n'oiu o. le-.s to the poirrt of  conimLiii ciiKr.t *  D.ited tlux 1 ."itli d.15 of,r.liiu ii}, 1101.  - HAf,   J!   XKLSOX."  OUR Grocery    Department   is   complete   in  lines.    Our Prices are away down.  all *���������?  i'*  if  We pay particular attention to   this   Department    ^  we can  assure   our  line are fresh and tasty.  and we can  assure   our customers   tliat  goods in this  ������������������  I FIRST STREET  Itytytytytytytytytytyty tyty ty tyty ty tytytytytyty^^  ty  *,r  i'f  *.f  ty  CLEARANCE SALE Of f  We ha\ e a l.uge number of lines which we want to reduce. We will give  you a good discount on any of them. We aie going to make our Showrooms  considerably larger and we will give jou all kinds of tempting offers to help  usi-odiicooiii-stockinot-dertli.it we may cany out our alterations.  FOR DISCOUNT.  ASK  Cabinot Making  Upholstering*  REVELSTOKE  FURNITURE STORE  Picture Framing.  in rui: corvrv couht or kootknay,  1I(IIJ*1'.N AT RI-Vi'.Lbl'OKI',  In the nmtUi or AU'Minlor (lieen, dceenscd mul  /-in the i .iltei  uf tin   "Ol'unl Ailrinnisti,Ltuis'  All,   d Itwl *. Illr i].i}  of Jl.uclr, A. 1)., 1UD-1.  L'lion ii-idins the .il'iil.mt of Jl iliom Cwen  llohfirv it, is oideiid, tint fljoifte .-s. JluC.otei,  (Ifiei.il Vilriiiiisti.itoi fm p.irL ol the Count) of  ICooten.i), sl> ill In. AdiPinisti.iloi of .ill niul sin-  ,;iil.n the csl.ili! of Aletindei Uicun, iluLCiffil.  ,iiid rli.itiiol'cL ni rl���������aorilei lu> ptilili-,ht.ii in font  1-,-ui's of the l.'^\,'l .tol.e III i:\i.n newspuiei, pili-  Il-llC<l ell lifM-lstot.!., is   f  &)hat po tfou i&an  in a Z)rug Store  Hy some af our tonics you c;m  p.'iss through thi* t*h;int|;r from  winier lo Spring v/ithonf irntiblc  aiu.I hc in i^oucJ ^liapc. for Snuimt-r.  Spring- Medicines V.  W'e Uccp all lln* Staple Lines of  Sar.saparillas, i'looil Hitters, ele.  .\ IVcsli slock of Ucef, Iron and  Wine to hand.  Dispensing always promptly at-  icniled lo.  WALTER BEWS,  ,  Phm, B.  Druggist arrd Slationer.  The Mccoinl fatal ac-i.-lcnt. in tin'  linilii'Tlg of the lilidgc at- S'.-.v Wcst-  iiiiiis'.'.'r' occuiTcd on \\'������:rlnc..s������l.'ty last  ivhcrr Afr. Macdonald while rivoUing  on the npiicr MtriicLnrf* work fell into  the liver. Hi* .struck .sonic of the iron  work in falling and il, is thought that  rrlli.si; have caused ir.r-ialit death h< the  riody sankainio-sf iniinctiiately and did  not- ri.sc. ......  The estimates for the year ending  June, 'fllth, 1D05, of the Dominion  Hoirac arc some Si'i.V'OO.OilO, with the  .supplementary estimates yet. to come.  This infinite a. contrast t,o the promise  rrrade hy thc I.iheral parly of reduction when they ohtaincd power. Kach  fiscal year of tho fjiherai government.,  harring thc 11 rut, hns won the estimates exceed SOO.OOO.fflrO. Neai-ly two-  thirds ot the esl.iirra.tcfI expenditure iw  voted for' the French corrstil.ticncies.  -���������Why?  Manager Wanted.  Trustworthy lady or gentleman to  manage hiisiness irr this" county and  adjoining territory for well and favor-  a.hly known house of solid liiianciiil  standing. $20.00 straight cash salary  and expenses paid eneh Alonday hy  cheek direct fioin headquarters. (Expense money advanced. Position permanent. Address Manager, 810 Como  liloek, Chicago, Illinois. rric*i>J2  K  of P. Special Meeting  I herehy call a, special meeting of  (iold Ihi.niil! Lodge, Nfi. 2(1, Knights of  Pythian, on .Saturday ('veiling, Alarch  27l.h, at. K o'clock, to confer ranks,  installation and tender a, reception lo  Grand Chancellor C. F. Nelson, who  wiil pay an ollicial visit. ,  A. J. JIowk, C. C.  ;!��������� r<    +,-  'ii\,    i   \'ill   e |il.r,pcil   anl  ��������� ir* frrll*    fi-,(h"'.il    I'r ,1*171(100   Hut-  p< ri    1 ������  11 p   I' lll**liT  Vi      l,,������.    ���������)) *l ���������   ���������( t,i'i'rl l.ilrrnlli-i   or  Hi ��������� .M..r i-r     I r. jIi V������  iim k  \\ i'  jiiv,    . i,\iiiiiii   ui   I ,i\y'l Arndis  I ti 1  I (.,, ��������� 1 -1   I    rf.n ii ���������(   'I       1^   f'li im������-  ������������������*���������    - cold in tioiif 111 rln iioMi  VN'  il-h.   rlr^.np'.ij .ill  pri'f-TlptlMH lift  in '1' r ��������� ir,  v\ ���������    -i.ii. it    1  -til    f-* 1 ,1^  -un������  of lour  p 1(11 ri ������������������.  Red Cross ������>rug -Jlore  .!. A    111 ( KIIAM ���������      '    ��������� I'ltOl'  il,i**������  >'������u   -n ,1   our JlT-'yr   Ko]h-r   for   thi"  i*i' ir���������it  .1   A. KOItlX,  a***************** 9*o***************m*aaaaaa*****aam  1 a  THE MARSHALL SANITARY MATTRESS.  PAT. SEPT.. 1800.  ��������� R. HOWSON & GO.,  FULIHITURE DEALERS.  9 AGENTS FOR THE "OSTERMOOR" Wf'ATTRESSES.  ******900a0999  o*999aa***a*i>**o99 *a*o******o****aaaaa  vs 'im: corsn  coiisi1 ot* Koqx^AAY.  liui.Di.N' A't iti;vi;i,sioKi:.  In theniLltLi of .leuiiv ( h.nlotte Anderson, de*  ei.l-Ld. Jlid ill tne lll.lttl'l of the "Olllel.ll Ad-  iiiiniii'.iJ.or,' ALt," d.'led 14th d.'.\ of JIuiUi,  A   J J , lllUt  \  liimii le.ldiliK the nillfl.iul of Jlon-ls Alistirst  Ai.ild^ou .mil the lellllliei.iliou e\Ltllted Ii) suid  Von s Vumist Andcison it is ordeied, tli.it (Jeur^i.  ���������> MiC.ntei, (Wu i.il AdniinislMtoi for p irt of tlie  ( omit 1 ol ICoiiti n.iy, sh.ill he Adminislintoi of .ill  .aid sinful,11 the estiteol .leuni Cli,nlcit.tu Aiulei  on, deie.iserl, nnd tint nntiie ol tint outel lie  pulillsiieil til foul 1 .Mies of Lhe ltevelstoke 111 lt\l.n  iiciispupei, published nt I'eiolstoko, H.C*.  .1. A. J-OllIX,  NOTICE.  Opera   House  Thursday,  Crcdttois md othuis 1ul\]iik cl.iitns jigainst ttic*  tisLati1 of i)u������ ,Lhf>w> it upimI (lece.isoil .iru rcMftiu e-rl  <������ 'U'llMJ! iMiriLiihtit of s iniu lo tliu A1I111 ltustiu-  <>r 011 ot before 0th Aprj), ll)UI.  MlTICT.  Xotice !���������* hureby pivi'ii tliat CO (lajt nfter daLc I  will .ii<|ih to the thief (JoMiuiissiiniei of Lnutln  ami W oiks f(������r n ^peel.il Iuuiilu to i nt iiiuloitij  ������i\Miy Liutltcr fiom Lhe following (IcsLiihCit luii'U,  CfitmueiM in^ >it W. Sittlm rlulid's hoiiLIi uii^t })osl  Mini ..ft: tin tin1 ut������>t Imnk nf thu ninth folk of  IwiHliH Creek, Uicii-ff imiLli If/il lIulIiis, tliUM u  ut*hL 10 < liuil^, tlltlKL* Hfilltll l(ii> i hiiltlH, Llien-LU  ���������r .lsI l<> chit \wi to the [mint of < oinMiem.eiiiunt.  An������l  C'unimcncitiK -it \\\ Stitlipt I,uid'-H soutli webt <>or-  n< r [>ost tiitii.iio .ihfint un- ijn.ird r nf .i utile noith  ttt,'**! from tliu south \\v< twinci of |,ot 871, thente  niiiith t-'t (Iihiiik, Itie.ice east W) (h.ifni, thence  north Hi) < Intuii", tl*ent e west bO cliuins to thc  ixniit of L'-unm ih einent  l)Alml llth March, M>\.  \v, s(;tiii:iilam>  To piiiun.isc a buiUlin^ lot iu Lhe choice&l.rcsidtintiiil portion  of tlio Citv is NOW. ' t  All iiuliciUonb point to thc coming year ns the most pros-  pcioiib yeai in ltcvclstokc's* history. ,  At tho opening ot Spiing, unci tho building "boom that is  inevitable, thai choice plot thai you have contfunplated buying, may he advanced in price or bought for speculation.  AVe have facilities, not generally -possessed by other agents  "tlmt"ue"o(lei,_you uii-a-buUuing-iproposition-oii- these- most -  desiuihle residence lots oi" the  THP; CMAKMfXG   AND   IlKAl/HfCI,  NATIVE EMTERTAiNWSENT  aori  HV THK C'.IFTKI)  FRESH LIME AND CEMENT  l hnve jriht, rc(('ivp(l a ciiiln.ul (il  frcili lime nnd ( ciiicnt I'm' llic 8111111(4  Ir.ulc. OideiM lell uilh .1. ,\IcUiilliirn  111II lie delivered nl once.  Mull orders' leccivc \ntiin\il .itlcii-  rion.  E. C, I'*itOMi;v,  Kevelstoke. IJ. C.  LEWIS BROS., Sole Agents.  HOT  W. M. Brown,   Prop.  One of the best and  commodious hotels in the  City   Free 'Bus meets all trains  Hourly Street Car.  Fare IO Center  Front Street.  KINOKK  llluslnilccl with Music, Soni; and  ."scenery  ol'Soulli Sen Isldiul l.ilb.  Admission, 25c. Children, 10c.  CoKdiu'iiciny ill Sp. 111.  Sewing Machines  Cirri In* Jimelinsed on  pnyinerit, ol* .'ri.'i.OO per  month.  Anybody wu tiling *}  llist-cliiss Singer Sowing Mfichiiii! on easy  ter'iiis, enn gel. them  I'roin  H. Manning, Agt.  Mackenzie. Avenue.  Revelstoke Assessment  District  A   man    to    represent    "Oannda's'  Greutesl   Nurset-ieK,"   in   the town of  Kevelstoke nnd. surrounding country,  and take ot dei s tor '  OUR HARDY SPECIALTIES  In Fruit Trees, Small Fruits, Ornamentals. Shrubs, Roses, Vines,  Seed Potatoes, etc.  MOTICU ih Jli-i'KfJV rsrvKN in. accontence Stock true to name, and free from San  " with tire Statute*, thai l'rnviiiuial Hbvuiiub . T c,.���������i���������" a ������������������,,������������������nmt ���������:n������������������ f������������������.  far. ni'il (imi'ssmI uixi-H nnd irii'orni! Tux, assessed ���������i10���������s,' ncnle. A peril nnent position for  md levied under lire Assessiiieiit Aet. 1������JS. and the i*ignt man. Liberal terms, outfit-  inc-nilniciilK.  nre now .due and payalile (it the ;,fi-ee, pay weekly.  STONE   &    WELLINGTON,.  Fonthill Nurseries,  ���������liiee of tlie   Provincial  AssesHcr. nt the Corrrt  ilnnre, Uerelstoke.. Thk notice in terms of lnw  ������������������ cinivnlent. to a personal deiriend by me upon all  :>er?ons liable for taxes.  Dated at Kevelstoke, IS.C, as at April 1st, 19W.  FHED l-'KASKH, Assessor anil Collector,  Kevelstoke Atisessment Distriet,  Kevelstoke, B, C.  (Over 800 acres)  ������        .1  TORONTO,  ONTARIO.  i?t**ty&t*At,\ir'HfWii"rT

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