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 /,}.  / J  / / yp yrj^^^t.''^^  _A_3STID  RAILWAY    MKN'S   JOURNAL  Vol    XIV: NO.  39  REVELSTOKE B.'C.   THURSDAY,   MARCH SI,  1904  $2 OO a Year in Advance  DEPARTMENT   STORE.  THE HOME !  OF THE  ATHLETIC CLUB  JS AT GUS STOKE Iii 32������2L8������0RE  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  Men's Vici Kid, Bulldog toe or Rational   toe,   made  in two widths, very light and soft.       Makes  a   nice  and  & %very dressy shoe, . . . ..        $4.00  Men's Box Calf, heavy or light soles, Rope stitch,  wide or narrow toe, any width . . $4.00  Men's Patented Leather and French Enamel Shoes  or Oxfords, a nice, dressy Shoe, always^ook well, different widths and styles. ... $4.00  Engineers' and Firemen's Gaiters, or Congress Shoes  in light and heavy soles at $2-75  '   $3-75        $4*5������  Men's Dancing Shoes, soft pliable soles, in dull  Croine Kid or Patent Calf, wide onnarrow toe',  $2.75 and $3.50.  "   . We. make a.specialty.of the,sGcn.uine Slater ��������� Shoe .in^i  all.the best stvles.  We also "have in stock the GEO. A. SLATER or  " Invictus Shoe.  MEN���������All we want is a chance to show you these  UNION MADE  GOODS.  Sofc Crush, Wide Planters, the New  Stiff, .New  Fedoras.    You will   find  these newest Blocks.  T������������E   LATEST   STYLES  NEW CAMBRIC COLORED SHIRTS���������In   soft  and  Starched fronts.  We are always opening something- new in Collars,  Ties, Hosier/, Underwear.'Night RobCj, P Jamas, etc.,  and take plea'sure in  showing anybody through the stock.  Final Organization Completed  Last Night.���������List of Officers  Etc.���������Next Meeting Will be  Held Monday Night.  The adjourned meeting of the promoters of tho Athletic Club met again  last night in Selkirk Hull and concluded the. arrangements lor the  season. The following officers were  elected':  llon.-Piesident, JI. J. O'Brien.  President, T. E. L. Taylor.  Vice-President, CR. McDonald.  Secretary, Theo. Wadman.  Treasurer, Thos. Bain.  Executive Committee.���������Jlessrs. A.  E. Kincaid, Chas. Holten. Ed. Allum.  J. Lyons, and R. Trimble.  The name of the club will be known  as the Columbia Athletic Club and the  executive are now arranging suitable  quarters for the club and will report  at the next meeting to be held in  Selkirk hall next Monday evening.  The fee for membership is $1 per  month for adults, 50c. per month for  boys, and 2oc per month for girls.  The Club rooms will be in charge of  Professor Jones, who has hud some  14 years experience in athletic work;  and all pupils under his management  will be put through tlieir different  exercises in a thorough manner  This club will be conducted on strict  lines and parents wishing to send  Lhoir children can rest assured that  they will be well looked after. This  club extends a hearty invitation to  the ladies and children to join.  A set of by-laws are now being  drawn up and will be submitted to the  meeting of the club on Monday evening for adoption. ,The new organization has now a. membership of 100  which will be increased no doubt-to  SIX) within a month.  The objects of the club are such as  will'tVafrari'tr the' lielivty-"cooperation  of every one of our citizens. , The  tickets for membership will be placed  in the drug stores of the town by  the  of gold bullion that will help lo off set  the many obstacles that have cropped  up to keep this excellent property iu  the background. The Herald believes  with careful, judicious management,  (hat the Goldfinch will lie among the  biggest dividend payers in the'eotmtry,  A good property, like rr, good man, is  hard to keep down and those] who  know the ground, expect to. see the  Finch on the top of the heap in a  short while.  Knights of Pythias.  A" special convention of Gold Hange  Lodge, No. 2(J, Knights of Pythias,  was held in the lodge room on Saturday evening, when ahout forty members welcomed the Grand Chancellor,  C. F. Nelson, of New Denver, who  paid theni an official visit. The Grand  Chancellor was introduced by Deputy  Grand Chancellor Stewart McDonald.  The amplified rank of Knighthood  was conferred on one Esquire, after  which the Grand Chancellor delivered  an instructive and interesting address  to the Knights present. Luncheon  was served at 11 p.m., to which full  justice was done, and speeches and  songs were the order of the evening.  Grand Chancellor Nelson returned to  his home at Now Denver on Sunday  morning.  Arrangements   Being  Made to  the   Gold  Develop-  S  FROM BEATON  end of this week. All those who  wish to be enrolled as members can  procure lhem there or from Theo.  Wadman, secretary.  (lothe a Mi  Men's Ready-to-Wear  Suits, 20th Century  Brand, well made, well  trimmed, look well, and ,  we can recommend  them to wear well.  Clothes that you can't  be without, at prices  ���������tanging from  $7.50     $10.00  $15.00 and $18.00  PER SUIT.  (. B. HUME & (������., li  Department Store.  ,. " Amusements.    ���������  Owing to lack of space in our last  issue we were unable to publish a report of ihe St. Patrick's concert. The  efforts of the Ladies Aid of the Catholic church, uirder whose auspices tho  concert was organised, were handsomely rewarded with a bumper house,  and judging from the applause which  each number elicited, the large audience was more than than satisfied  with the evening's entertainment. The  programme was a lengthy one, the  principal features of which were a  pleasing duett by Mrs. MacDonald  (piano) and J. A. Cormack (viol'm).  Irish songs by F. Burke and XV. Humphreys. A recitation by B: A. Law-  son in that gentleman's usual happy-  style. The musical drill by the girls  ~was"loudly "applauded--and- showed  careful training. In a vocal duett  Mesdames Creelman and Dent surpassed all former efforts. The orchestra, comprising Jlr. Connack, Jliss  Spurling, Jlessrs. Doyle, Taylor and  Humphreys, delighted the audience  with a selection. J. P. Lightburne,  the youthful entertainer from Arrowhead, caught the fancy of theaudience  and was loudly encored. A vocal duett  by Jlessrs. Allum and Taylor, recitations by J. XV. Bennett and a Dutch  sketch by Jlr. and Mrs. Melrose of  Arrowhead were all well received. A  St. Patrick's, concert without Patrick  Murphy doing a turn is something  entirely out of the question and when  Pat appeared on the stage it was the  signal for vociferous cheering, which  left little doubt in our mind as to  whom the audience considered the  "star" of the evening. The concert  was brought to a close by a flower  parade by the girls and the singing of  the National Anthem, after which refreshments were served and the audience dispersed to their homes.  The Goldfinch Mine.  A. F. Rosenberger, came up from  Camborne on Sunday and went east to  Chicago on Monday's No. 2. Mr.  Rosenberger has just returned from an  inspection of the famous Goldfinch, on  which it is pioposed to do considerable  work this summer. No doubt under  the able management of "Mr. Rosenberger, the Goldfinch, one of the richest and biggest free gold properties in  the province, will be made a producer  A Very Successful Concert���������  The .Channel Still Waiting  for the ���������Galliher Dredge���������  Personal.'  (I'rdirr Oirr Oini Covicbpoiiilculi.)  Beaton, B. C, Marcli 2-1.���������The dance  given Thursday evening by the ladies  of Beaton, in aid of securing a fund to  purchase an .organ, was a decided  success, and this loo, notwithstanding  the fact that liijjj'little notice was given  for those ^attending. Cambornites  availed themselves of a. chance for a  splendid sleigh ride, by moonlight and  cainc down in force. The music was  furnished by Harry Jones iind Mrs.  M. L. Grimmett on the piano and  Messrs. Mcintosh and Buchanan on  the violin, while Harry Anderson's  concert phonograph was brought into  requisition at the lunch hour to add to  the entertainment.  Credit is due Mrs. Alec Crawford,  Mrs. Stevens and' Miss Pearl Thompson, who undertook the management  of the affair, and tlie thanks of the  community generally are due Jlrs. "11.  Y. Anderson for tho use of the hall  aud piano. Altogether the evening  was a pleasant one and the thirty odd  couples who tripped the light fantastic until the early hours of tho morn,  voted the occassion one of the best of  public entertainments .held in the  Gateway to the Lardeau.  Mrs. JI. L. Grimmett, of Sandon,  returned home today after a week's  visit with her mother, Mrs. Alec Crawford.  Jliss Valentine, of Trout Lake, has  been spending a. few days visiting with  friends hero and took in the dance.  Ernest Crawford is home again from  an extended holiday trip of several  weeks, taking in Calgary, N. W. T.  and coast cities,  Georgo Lux has cut 010,000 feet of  timber for the Harbor Lumber Co.  Local parties are in receipt of Jetteis  from W. A. Galliher, JI. P., anent the  dredging of I he-channel to provide for  a high water landing at Beaton. Jlr.  Galliher excuses the past neglect in  this respect by avowing that if is up  to higher authorities. He cannot slate  if the Government dredge on. the  Arrow lakes has* been or has not been  accepted by the Government and in  brief can give no definite promise or  assurance that Lhe work will be dono  this spring or at any other period.  Meanwhile the public, bound for upper  Lardeau points by way of the north  arm, have to put up with the inconvenience of going an additional mile  and a half to make connections with  the steamers that ply between h6re  and Arrowhead. It seems utter nonsense that the Government cannot  dredge this channel. The presumption  i.s that it has in commission a dredge,  but said dredge appears unfit for the  purpose it was presumed to be designed  and coiK-equontly i.s ol no use. To say  the least the Government, according  to the honorable member, dose'nt  know if it owns the dredge cr not:  and if il does own it, whether it is lit  or not to do the work for which it wa.s  intended.  ���������A   carload   of  fresh   groceries  opened at C. B. Huute & Co's,  just  Resume work on  Finch���������Outline of  ment at Eva mine.  (Speeinl to Tn 1: HlliiAM).)  Cajiiiokne, li. C, March 20.���������Andrew F. Rosenberger' is again in camp.  He is arranging to start a small force  at work on the Gold Finch mine, of  which he is now manager. Operations  will be resumed iu extending the 01S-  foot tunnel. This working has a full  face of quartz at a depth of about 100  feet on tho vein. Until the trails are  in condition no attempt will be made  to put any considerable force at work.  At present the Kva has a force of 92  men on the pay-rolls. After driving  the No. 7 ciosscut tunnel to the vein  and drifting for 300 feet the workings  are now running in the ore chute  continued down from the No. 3 tunnel.  While the pay chute is narrow, some  10 inches on the average the ore is  extremely rich. For the present this  ore is not being milled. At the face of  the drift a total depth of H30 feet is  had on thc No. 2 vein.  To the correspondent of the Hlilt.vi.B  Superintendent John Knox, jr., this  evening outlined the present development being carried forward at the  Eva mine, as follows: ������������������The principal  development in future will be locating  the ore bodies between No. 1 and No.  . **T. .���������T, .*T, ,'T. .'j*. ftt iTi i*t*t '*fr* **^*f **���������*��������� -*^** t't'i **j*i 1*1*1 t't'i f***Ti t't'i n*Ti i*TTt fti fti fti fti f'  *������ tjj 'J,r 1^.113,11^.11^,' 1/1,1 ij,' ij,i ij^.i (J,* 'ii 1^,1 ij,i 1 J.J (J,( iii ij.1 if,i ij.. *>Xi ���������A' 'i* l4." ���������  Hay, Oats, Bran, Shorts, Feed Wheat,  Flour, Rolled Oats, Etc.  Bacon,  Hams,   Egg's,   Groceries  and  Canned Goods, Etc., Etc.  ORDERS SHIPPED SAME DAY AS   RECEIVED  f" MACKENZIE AVENUE.  ityty<tytytytyty ty ty ty ty ty ty tyi  ^..^���������j-umma .U1UJ.LMCTBIM  Eye   Examinations  Made  Glasses fitted  bv  the   GUEAT   WEST   OPTICAL   CO.'S  SPECIALISTS 'at   ALLUM'S    JEWELRY   STORE,  Kevelstoke, Head Office ol" The  Great  West   Optical  Co.,  Ltd.,  Vancouver.    Capitalization Srco.ooo.  All work fully Covered by the Company guarantee.  B  J3y  means of crosscuts from  the Nos. 3, and ;*5 tunnels these ore-  bodies have been encountered and we  expect to find lhem by the other workings.. An intermediate tunnel is also  being driven between thc No. 3 tunnel  and what is known as tho Highland  Mary shaft, following ti well defined  four-foot vein, ln the ",*u*ly prospecting of the property this shaft disclosed  the existence, of some exceptionally  rich ore. Mqajuvhile stoping is being  carried- forward "in ' the workings already opened and we have an abun  dance of ore in sight."  Asked regarding the" proposed addi:  tion to the stamp-mill, the superintendent continued: "Whataction tho  directors will take 1 cannot say but I  have recommended the installation of  a ten drill air compressor plant and 10  additional stamps. Such improvements will reduce to a minimum the  cost of mining and development and  the 10 additional stamps would require  no more help in the mill than we have  at present and would increase the  ���������revenue considerably," he concluded.  It is understood here that the Imperial Development Company owning  tbe Cholla group, adjoining the Eva,  purpose working the property this  summer.   .  THE GOLD  From South Africa.  Jlr. Thos.rTaylor, M.P.P., has lately  received a letter from- Mr. Leonard  Dodd, an old Kevelstoke boy now in  Soutii Africa, who went out with one  of the Canadian contingents in 1002.  ��������� Mail- from���������TJ.-C- is-a���������considerable  time in transit to the Transvaal and  Mr. Dodd at the time of writing had  only recently rend the news of  British Columbia returning the Con  scrvatives to power. 31 r. Dodd tenders  his hearty congratulations to Mr. Taylor on his re-election and also, like  hosts of others, is in great glee al the  annihilation as a politician of Joseph  Martin.  Mr. Dodd, in speaking of the possibility of having represent alive government in the Transvaal, sintas that it  will hardly be advisable for a number  of years yet as the uncivilized Dutch  ipopulnlrun is greatly iu the majority  'and British subjects would Miller  thereby.  Mr, Dodd purpose!* remaining in  Woliiinransstad, his present station in  the Transvaal, for three or four years  yet as he has an excellent appointment  ils Bay Stall' Sergeant iu a police district. i'25 strong.  Mr. Dodd tenders bis kind regards  to his former acquaintances in ltevelstoke.  A Car Load of Machinery en  route to Camborne for the  Oyster-Criterion the Property  of The Great Northern Mines  (Spacinl to The Hekald.)  Caju.ouxe, B. C, March 2S.���������A carload of machinery is en. l-onte here  consigned to L. C. Park.' It is understood that it is for experimental pui-  poses to be used in connection with  the Oyster-Criterion stamp mill for  saving the. gold in the tailings. The  machinery weighs about 10 tons and is  being drawn in by Alex. Crawford.  It will be set up as soon as possible.  The Great Northern Mines, Limited,  owning the "mill is about to instal ten  additional stamps, and it is learnt  here that theso are being negotiated  for by general manager W. B. Pool  who is at present in Vancouver for  that purpose.  EASTER   MILLINERY.  JlYAli  AND VOUXG.  Keid it Young held their spring  millinery opening on Tuesdav last.  The many trimmed hats on display included the new and latest styles such  as Parisienne. Cafe de Paris, Lnrui.  Olimpia, Gainsborough, Tricom, Torpedo, etc., and in ready-to-weai'S and  children's hats an endless variety.  Miss Shook, who has charge of this  department  was kept busy all after.  Fatal Accident.  A very distressing accident occurred  about!) o'clock yesterday, by .which  Mr. Andrew Dranuy, a well known  rancher of Lulu Island, lost hi*; life. In  the l.wo-wheele.l gig which he was  driving was a shotgun belonging to  Mr. J.J. Owens, a brother-in-law of  the deceased. The road whore the  accident occurred is very rough and it  is supposed that the deceased was holding the weapon between his knees.  The hammer probably became caught  irithe seat ana beingreleased, exploded  the cartridge. The charge entered the  unfortunate man's head, taking the  topcompletely oil*.���������Vancouver World.  The deceased was a cousin of A.  Johnson, of the Herald.  noon 7rndlJv(miifg'supplymgTbe want?  of this firm's many patrons.  Messrs. Keid & Young have recently  made extensive improvements to their  store by taking in the upper flat  which give-, therrr abundance of room  for their dressmaking and millinery  department. A vii-it to this department astonishes one with the grand  display of marvellous inventions of the  human brain which each season bring-  forth. The new designs in fabrics,  ornament.***, novelties, etc., are well  worth looking at.  C. li. Hume Sc Co.  C. 13. Hume Ac Co.'s millinery par-  parlors were a bower of loveliness on  Tuesday evening, the occasion Ix'ing  their Spring millinery opening 100-1.  That Miss Ward has scored a success  in getting together a perfect stock of  the new creation* is an assured fact.  This we gather from the personal  evidence of the majority of the ladies  present. The shapes are decidedly  chic and the trimmings most exquisite.  Tho firm thoughtfully provided a  programme of music to entertain the  visitors which was rendered by the  Revelstoke Orchestra in their well  known good style.  Miss Kiddell. formeily of Reid it  Young's millinery department, was  married in Toronto on the Sth of  March, tn Mr. R. McDowell. C. E., of  Own Sound. Ont. The many friends  of Miss Kiddell in this city will join  with the Hku.vld in extending their  congratulations and best wishes, Mr.  and Mrs. McDowell are now residents  of Owen Sound, Ont.  Wedding Bells.  On Tuesday afternoon an interesting  ceremoney took place at the residence  of Mr. Williamson on Second street,  when Miss Florence M., the youngest}  daughter of Mr. W. Williamson, of '  the C.P.R. service, was; united in "the  holy bonds of matrimony to Donald  1-f. McKenzie, C. P.*,R. locomotive  engineer, by Rev. AV. C. Calder. Th  bride was attended by Miss McKenzie  a sister of the groom, as bridesmaid  and her two nieces, the' Misses Booth,  as maid of honor and flower girl. -The  groom was supported through the  trying ordeal Iiy".Mr." George'' Williamson, brother of the bride. The bride,  who is one of Revelstoke's popular  young ladies, was handsomely gowned  in white taffeta silk, trimmed with  white silk lace; 'the bridesmaid's costume was of white' nun's veiling  trimmed with white silk lace, and the  maid of honor and flower girl were  daintily dressed in white cashmere.  At the conclusion of the wedding  ceremony the friends of the contracting parties numbering 30 in all, partook of the wedding breakfast, after '  which the bride and groom left on  Np. 1 for, the Coast on their honeymoon. The happy young couple were  well and favorably known in Revelstoke, and their many friends -join  with the Herald in wishing them a,  happy and prosperous married life.  The presents were numerous and in- .  eluded: Mr. and Mrs. J. Robinson, '  silver breakfast cruet; "Mr. and Mrs.  A. Johnson, silver bread . plate; Mr.  and Mrs. J. Cabin, silver bon bon dish;  Mr. and Mrs. Kelly of Albert Canyon,  silver fruit dish: Baby Kelly of Albert  Canyon, a salt spoon; Mr. and Mrs. D.  MacLoan, a table cover; Mr. and Mrs.  G.-D.-Morris of--Rogers -Pass,-1-dozen-  silver teaspoons; Mr. and Mi's. T. Harvey, a lemonade set; Mr. aud Mrs. T.  Wilson of Rogers Pass, silver break-  fust cruet: Mr. and Mrs. A. MacLean  pair of vases: Mr. and Mrs. A.Williamson and Mr. A. Bennison. a decorated  Knglish china fruit bowl; Mr. and Mrs.  J. Manning Scott, hand painted vase;  Mr. and Mrs. T.Booth or Salmon Ami,  a silver cake basket; Miss Edith Wilson, a jewel case: Mr. R. M. Doyle,  silver sugar spoon; Mr. W. Boyd, a  silver tureen;-Dr. Cross, silver tureen;  Mr. D. McLeod, silver flower pot; Mr.  Shearer, tnorocca purse; Groom's present to bride, handsome gold clock;  groom's present to bride*s maid, a  handsome gold clock; best man's present to bride, silver egg stand and  spoons, gold lined: groom's present to  bride's maid, a star brooch ^set with  pearls*; bride's present to bride's maid,  opal ring: bride's present to flower-girl,  gold bracelet: bride's present to maid  of honor, gold bracelet.  St. Peter's Church  Thero will be services in St. Peter's  church on Good Friday at 11 a.m. and  7:.'J0 p.m. Appropriate solo in the  evening by Mr. W. Humphreys.  Faster Sunday services are as follows: Holy Communion at 7 a. in,  and after mattins at 11 a. m. Evensong and sermon at 7:30 p.m. by tho  Rector. Special music and floral  decorations. The annual Easter vestry  meeting of St. Peter's parish will bo  held in the church on Easter Monday  at 8 p.m.  '  -*a������gg.-*7 The HauntecTKbuse.  i  There ts, not far from Lake Huron, an  bid log house, that has stood for over  bna hundred years, closely hidden among  (tho    trees, partly of an orchard    and  ���������partly wild wood, thnt^linrve grown up  around it,   I do not know-why it is no,  tut   among   thoso   trees   no   one. ever  hears the song of a bird or tlio chirp of  . tlie  squirrel.    Whnt happened  tliere  to  I drive nwny  the forest dwellers no  ono  1 seems to "know,  and  it is  hard  to  get  even the relatives of the former owners,  or tha neighbors, to say anything at nil  About   the   "haunted   house,"   as   it   i.s  called.  It. has no other nnmn.   Xo one speaks  of it as the dwelling of any  particular  person,   nlthough   tire   household   goods  of two of its inhabitants still remain in  the room used by them ns bedroom and  kitchen.  I     Tlio  house   Is   haunted   ns   surely   n������  t ever a house was. and  in  the darkness  ; of the woods there rooms the spirit, of  . at least one of thc women who occupied  it    On   winter  nights  her  singing  can  be heard and  the hum of her spinning-  wheel   wakes  the  forest  and   frightens  anyone  who  ventures   near   the   house.  Lights are seen moving' at early evening  time from the gravo near the back of  the  house, out around  the yard, ns if  soma one  were looking to see if there  were   intruders   among   tho   trees   and  shrubbery, and when satisfied  that no  one  ls   there,  they  go into  the  house,  anil     then     the    sound     of     spinning  is hoard.    What is being spunT    What  do the dead need of thc product df the  spinning-wheel?    Who will use the garments woven from this mysterious yarn?  H Ls no use to ask the neighbors, for  each of them has a wild  theory of the  faing* at  the  old   house,'and. none -of  them has  ever    dared', to.,   investigate.  What is the. history of the old house!  Xo one Bccins to know just when it  was built, but it was there when men  who are now over fifty were children.  It must be tlrat it is-over a hundred,  years old, nnd wa3 there when around  it the.woods wore inhabited hy the Indian*. Xo one Iras built near it, and,  with the exception of two women, no  one has occupied it in the time within  man's memory. Why did those women  occupy it, and who were  they?   ���������  There   is a  mystery   about  the   first  one of these women.   She came, into the  woods  from  somewhere  never -revealed  by her.    She was.not over twenty-five,  and had the appearance and manner of  a girl used ' to - the  refinements .'of- life.  Why she  wandered into' the woods she  did  not  tell,  but she  eagerly  accepted  the   offered   hand   of   a   fisherman   who  was settled  there on  the sandy shores  of Lake Huron,, and she. bore him nu:  merous sons and daughters; hut to none  of them did she impart ithe knowledge  of  who  she was.  or. endeavor  to give  them any part of the education she evidently had.    Wilh no sign-of happiness  on her face, but with no complaints, she  did  her  work  as it came  tocher until  old age came, and then her mind seemed  to crave for a chance lo be alone.    At  thi*  time   the   house  was   already   old,  and It stood over a mile from any other  house. ��������� She fitted  it up  in  some way.  and after her day's work wns dorre at  ' her  own  home,   would go   through   the  Seep woods to it and remain tliere over  jiight,    Xo one was ever known  to.be  'there  with   her.    although     sounds   of  strange  character  were  often  heard  in  tha  woods, nnd gradually a  fear  grew  upon  the  people,  so   that  no  one   ven-  .  lured near lhe place after dark.  ,, The   woman's   eyes,   always   strange,  'became wild, and looked as if things invisible   to   those   around  were   seen   by  her,   and   she   tallied   often   to   unseen  auditors of tilings her family had never  .heard, and mentioned names strange to  them. .. ..  One morning she did not appear, and  ���������when some of her children ventured over  to the eld house they found her dead,  with, a smile on her face, as if on leaving  'the world where she bad worked so  hard she saw peace and .comfort for  her. ���������������������������*...'���������'',���������  When she died  the house was closed,  and they buried her near the back door,  leaving * her   to   sleep > where   she   had  spent" her nights during the latter part  >  of her life.    Out on the lake shore life  went; on as usual.   The sons and daughters "married  and  settled  in  homes  of  their own,  with  the  exception  of  one  ' son, rwho   for  a  good   many   years  re-  -mained single.   At last he found a wife,  and .soon. it seemed as if the spirit of  ,<he dead woman was guiding the young  one. ' Ih many ways they were so much  alike-that it "seemed a3 if thev must be  related..; Years went by, children came,  i and the .son's wife grew old and worn  with.work   as   her  mother-in-law  had  been.*7'  When    her    sixtieth    birthday  '���������passed'astrange longing seemed to take  . hold of her to visit the old house in the  woodSj.jindjat ilast,__jnj sgite^of Jlcjl hy^  "band and children, she took up her abode  "there" as:'.did   the   woman   before   her.  ' Boon !her eyes had the look of the other  woman, and she, too, seemed to be living ia a world apart from her surroundings.    People  who  had   occasion   to  go  near'the house at night began   to  tell  of strange music that was he'ard among  the  trees and coming  from   the  hou*������.  It  was claimed   that   two   voices  could  be distinguished, and gradually the belief   spread   that   the   living   and   tht  dead were together at night in the old  ihousc. ;   The :������pinning-whcel   that   h������d  lain idle so long was again being uned,  although no one ever saw any of its productions." If it spun  any  yarn  it  war  not  visible,  but  the  hum  of  its wheel  could be: distinctly  heard  on  the  night  wind many a time after the second woman took possession of the hou3e.  At last death came again and claimed  ���������   the tennant,-and they buried her in th������  ,   yard, beneath an apple tree.   Since that  time no one has occupied the house, and  ' from the second grave no indication of  (  unrest   has   been 'seen,   but   from   the  grave of the first woman eomes, on tb������  ,  darkest, nights,? thai strange light that  flits . around among the. trees; and  then  disappears in the bouse, from which the  hurir of trhei spinning-wheel and singing  .i������ often hea.-d;" Who is doing ths spiffl-  . ning, or the.singing,, no one knows, and:  no one has yet been found who. would  venture  near the  house on the night*  .when     the   lights     are     seen.���������Detroit  "Free Press." ........     . '   '  Curious Epitaph*  ���������Wltle wei -were talking of epitaphs on  shipboard tho other night, Captain Pas-  sow repeated lines that nro* engraved  upon the tombstone of Nellie Slrulncr,  who for half a eenturv baked pies nnd  cakes at Cambridge, Kngland, and peddled them among tho students of the.  university!  Hero in the dust the mouldering crust  Of Eleanor Slinlnor is shoven.  Well versed in Uie art of pie, pii.strv and  tart  And tho lucrative skill of  the oven.  When she'd lived long enough ������he made  her lust pull,  A pull* hy her husband much pruUcd;  Now here she doth lie, and makes a dirt  pio,  In hopes that hor dust, mny be raised.  This epitaph ls said to have been written by a famous doctor of divinity when  he waa a student at Cambridge. Captain W. II. Williams contributed the  following, whicli hc found in a cemetery  on the Ldand of Jamaica:  Here Ilea the bodies of two sisters dear,  Oae is buried in Ireland, and the other  is buried here.  'Which reminds mc of a tombstone at  Manuon, Mass., which  reads:  Sere Ilea the body of Jonathan Bound,  Who wag lost at aea and never found.  Near, by, In the same cemetery, is the  Joint tomb of three wives of a farmer  who formerly resided at that place. His  flnst wife was originally buned in the  neighboring village of Palmer, and during the removal of her remains a portion  was lost. The bereaved husband, being  a very exact and accurate man, would  permit no deception even in an epitaph,  so after the stone was erected he had  carved upon it the following:  When Morgan's Money Talked.  Mr. J. Pierpont ���������Morgan rarely indulges in speech-making. On one occasion, however, says the "Saturday Evening Post," ho made a palpable hit in an  After-dinner effort. Tlio affair was a  banquet to eelobrate the successful and  long-continued pastorate of the well-  known Uev. Dr. Kninsford. rector of  Bt. George's Church. Now York.  Mr. "Morgan had been prevailed on to  act as toii.stinaslci', with the understanding, however, thnt no speech was  to bo expected from him. When the  cignr-nnd-story point of the dinner was  reached Mr. 'Morgan touched oir each  speaker by a simple "naming of his  name." But the diners grew impatient;  nnd finally thc prevailing sentiment expressed itself rn cries of "Speech!  Speech!" and significant glances at the  head of the table.  Afr. Morgan, whose genius for mastery  is only equaled by his tact in yielding u  ������oint, roso nnd begun to describe how  ir. Rainsford had been induced to come  to the church. He told of the doubt  and thc hesitation.  "Would ho come or would he not  ���������come!" said Mr. Morgan. "And what  would lead to his decision?"  At this period in his speech Mr. Morgan become slightly cmbarrnascd, aird  thrust Wa hand deep down in the pocket  of hia trousers, where it encountered  and jingled some silver currency.  "What would cause him to decide to  come to our church?" repeated Mr. Morgan, and again came the answering jingle of the coin, audi-ble to every diner in  the room. Then, with a final tinkle of  money, "Mr. Morgnn went on hastily:  "So Dr. Rainsford decided to eome."  Tha reference to the call and acceptance, with this implied side-light on the  cause that prevailed, was too much for  the guests, and the best laugh of the  evening was equally on the rector and  the toastmaster.  Princess Alice of Albany.  More than one great foreign marriage  was discussed for Princess Alice of Albany, and ninny people expected that,  as her brother had turned German in order to succeed to the  Duchy of Cotnirg, the sister would  also become a personage in ' the  Fatherland, with ..-very advantage save  line, that of retaining sonic shred of personal liberty. What with Teuton court  etiquette  and   the   heavy,   all-pervading  Here lies the dust  0/ the second and third wives of  William Blount  And part  of his first.  Joseph P. Auerbach, the eminent New  Vork lawyer, who is engaged in the litigation over the street car.franchises in  Chicago, and who, if it is much more  prolonged, will bo able to vote in that  city, told us of a. monument .in the  cemetery at Rockville Center, a Long  Island village, erected in memory of a  number of sailors who were lost in the  wreck of the schooner "Bristol" of Mexico on that coast some time iii the fifties.  There are several inscriptions, one .lesli-  rg to the liberality of the oitizens of  town of Hempstead in providing a  plot of ground, the dimensions of which  are given, for the' interment of the  bodies. Another inscription reports thc  fact that the expenses of the burial were  paid from money found on the bodies of  the deceased, supplemented by funds  oontribrrtcd by charitable citizens of the  town. Tlie third is purely sentimental,  and haa nothing to do with the finances.  It waa written by the village poet, anl  reads:  Beneath this monument doth sleep  The  bodies   of   those  that  crossed   tho  deep;  Instead of being landed safe on shore  On a cold, frosty morning they all wero  no more.  ���������Chicago "Record-Herald.''  What Was Wanted  The Editorial Valuation.  "Do you believe in flte inspiration of  the Scriptures I"  The chairman  of  the  committee  ap:  pointed by  the  church   to interrogate  the clergyman to whom a call might be  extended looked at that gentleman critically as he asked his first question.  "I do," was the firm reply. '  There was a slight movement among  tlie   members   of   the   committee.     "Do  you,"  asked   the  chairman,  "believe  in  preaching the  gospel  without frills,  or  would you inject a little spice into your  sermons���������sa.y,   enough   to   get  yourscl f  into the papers?"  Tlie clergyman did not falter.  "I believe,"-he replied, "in the?simple  gospel���������-without  sensationalism."  "Then, as I understand it,", said the  chairman, "you believe in the old-fashioned theology and all its dogma. Every Sunday you would preach a couple  of sermons on the Bible, without trying  to attract attention, and on week days,  instead of getting yourself interviewed  by the reporters, you would doubtless  spend your tune visiting the sick."  "That's my whole idea," was the answer.  The chairman turned to his committee  nnd held n br.ief consultation. Then once  more facing the candidate he said: ���������  "I'm sorry lo say. sir. that you won't  do. We want a man who is right up-to-  date."  The Shark and   The Pilot-Fish.  Ethel���������A penny for your thought*.  Poet���������Gad I vou talk like an editor.  The Queer Beggar Boys of Calcutta.  .'��������� "What' kind of a hat should a man  wear,������rith a:pepper-and-salt, suit?" asked  tha handkerchief salesman of the" genius  ���������who'h^.away over the neckwear counter.  "A/iA-l-l ���������        ':.'������������������'     ������������������>���������������������������:  -������������������  "A castor, ������f  course,"  responded   the  cravat-clerk "tvith   ih'c; insouciance  of a,  (man who: is'suidying.'for the stage, by  ��������� spending  ten,: fwenty,'}>'or> even .   thirty  cwits, as,the cr-sc. rntsygbe, every ..Friday  'evening.���������"Jiid������c."7J^'r  Of all the street arabs of the world's  big cities, those of Calcutta are the most  peculiar in their ways.  The majority of the Calcutta arabs  "live-bn=the"streefc5rand^eIdom=KTO  shelter of a roof. Late at night, when  the traveler goes along the streets he  will find the walks on both sides of him  lined with the prostrate forms of sleeping vagabonds, most of them boys.  When the coolie boy of Calcutta is  old enough to walk, he is shoved out  into the world to earn his own living.  Usually he begins by begging. These  boy beggars have peculiar ways-of plying their trade. Almost naked, they  will run beside a cab or an omnibus  containing white men, crying:  "Buekseesh, sahib; buekseesh. sahib;  no got mother, sahib; no got father, sahib; no got mint or uncle, sahib; no  got brother or sister, sahib; me poor  orphan, 3a.hib; me very hungry, snhib;  no got rice, no got b-inana, snhib; buck-  secsh. sahib."  And all the time he will be slapping  his stomach to signify its emptiness.  Some boys have done this so long that  on their" right sides they have large,  round spots where the skin has become  toughened from continual slapping, and  is as ha.rd as the palm of a laboring  man. They hnve a peculiar way of  striking with their hands which gives  the blow a hollow sound, like hitting  an empty barrei.  In the big markets of Calcutta you  find crowds of boys who carry largo  empty baskets on their t.iirbaned heads.  They earn their living by carrying youi  purchases for you while you shop. Almost all the traders in thc stalls began  their careers in that manner.  A Pilot-Fish once obliged n Shark by  jondtioting Irjirr into a Lagoon, where ::  Number of Turtles weie disporting  themselves  The Shark nt onrc got to work upon  the Turtles, while the Pilot-Fish sw.rnr  around, snapping up Fragments of'green-  Fat and other unconsidered Trifles in e  most Business-like Manner.  When, n.t icni'th, the Shark, '-being  gorged to Repletion, h.ul taken his Departure, the Pilot-Fish ,-r.id to the surviving Turtles:  "Do you know. I'm nrwl awfully  sorry? Whero .tihe''Shark" asked me to  guide him hither. I had no idfci that  his Intentions toward you were otherwise than purely Benevolent. When 1  saw what his real Object wv.fi. I give you  mv Word that I-was ateolutelv herri-  fi������3." -.-  -���������Yet we did hot'observe." retorted the  Turtles, with incredulous Sarcasm, "that  your Horror had .iny effect upon your  Appetite, or prevented your levying a  liberal Toll upon the Murderer's Spoil."  Moral: Swindlers' Advertisers are  Swindle���������*  Accomplices.���������"Truth."  Hohenzollem thumb, the Princess would  have hud to suppress her own individuality and be qrnlo subservient to rela-  tions-in-lnw and the many regulations  framed for consorts of German princes.  The marriage she is about to make  with Princo Alexander of Teek, the  youngest son of a popular and much-lamented British princes.*-, allows hei- to  remain ln tho land of her birth. King  Edward may well have heen gratified on  hearing of the betrothal, as it. is advisable in the interests of his grandchildren  of Wales thnt tlieir uncles of Took  should givo them creditable nurrts-in*  law, and in this instance the fiancee of  Prfnoe Alexander is a royal highness,  born a princess of Great Britain and Ireland. ������  The Duchess of Albany, who has hnd  to spend some time in Germany attending to her son's interests, will live more  in future in England, where sho is so deservedly beloved. As regards money  matters, the country does nothing for  the young couple, as they are not included among nationally-endowed highnesses,  but rich connections will doubtless help  them to set up housekeeping in moderate style.  The Princess Alice of Albany has had  A quiet girlhood, but it has made her  very far frpm dull. She cannot compete with her cousins "Ena" or ratricia  In the boisterous vivacity whioh they  display when they are among young  people of their own age. But she is very  bright and winsome, and is certainly  sprTghtlier than her Dutch cousin Wil-  helnuna was before her marriage. Never  having known a father's love, she has  had to rely upon her devoted mother for  her insight into the mystery of life,' yet  it will always be to the credit of the  widowed Duchess , that she sunk her  own feelings and ambitions, nnd made  herself as much an elder sister as possible to both her bairns.  The bride-to-be is one of the most cultivated women of her rank and station.  One of the first books lo be put irrto her  hands when she reached years of intelligence was."Sesame nnd Lilies," and tho  title of this: charming creation of the  genius of John Ruskin is in itself a  parable, a description of her life. For  ahe desires to be both useful and ornamental, a blessing to her generation, and  a worthy figure in the social history of  our.time. She has a brilliant future^  and will go far.  ���������- ���������>.  Why the Other Women Hate the "Man's  Woman."  Concerning Co-Education.  Twentythree women    deans of    the  leading co-educational universities of the  West, who met in conference a* Evan-  ���������ton, IU., on November 4th, ato reported  to  have  agreed   that  co-education   ns  worked  out at  present dn  many   colleges is a menace to the American homo.  Tlio trouble,   ns  theso ladies  found  it,  seems to be tlrat the girl students, living in big dormitories, got too much accustomed   to   nn   independent   bachelor  life.   Ono dean said: "Evory young woman student in nn educational Institution ought to have a mother thore ns well  ������s one nt home."   That seems liko very  good sense.   Mothers are iihporfcct area-  turns, but it is a mighty poor mother  that Is  not better for a growing girl  than none.   A first-rate boarding school  is often a better place for a girl than  her own home.    The system of such a  school  makes possible  some details of  training thnt  arc hard  to  achieve at  home.   But no boarding school is first-  rate which docs not provide successfully  for mothering its girls.   It was in this  Important department of mothering   that  the women  deans  seemed   to  consider  ���������erne of the oo-pducnf.ional rnstitutions  defective,    lho remedy they suggested  was to do away  with big dormitories  and house the girls in cottages.   To do  that would bo to borrow  one of the  good points of the good boarding schools  and to create something like home life  for   the girl  students.    Home   life   is  primarily what girl rtudents ehould be  fitted for.   For girls who intend to live  in bachelor Apartments, or even in board-  fag-houses, on experience of independent  dormitory life mny he valuable, out for  girls who expect to make homes and live  in them it Isn't.���������"Life."  The Habitant  A Question of Sex.  The Czar's Nerves.  * People in Darmstadt who see the  Czar regularly declare that his nervousness is apparent .-to the most casual on-  =look8r.==4Ce-'-seldom���������spenfei*SjriBnd=stilli  more seldom smiles, and when driving  or motoring casts furtive glances on all  sides. When he is conversing with anyone, or listening to anyone1-* remarks,  his thin flngera are never still for a mo-  m*nt> but nre pla.ying alternately with  watch-chain, rings or sleeve-studs. It is  the general opinion in Darmstadt that  his Imperial Majesty's appearance has  altered for the worse since his last visit  to that place.  Childrenin Court  Lever's Y-Z (Wise Heat. Jiainfectant  Soap Powder is better than other powders,  as it7 is both soam and disinfectant.     ���������**  J and Counsellor-at-Law, 501  ��������� EDWARD BLAND, ATTORNEY  Wayne County Savings Bank Building,  81 Congress street west, Detroit,  Mioh.     Canadian business solicited.  Curious survivals of outworn theology  linger in the formalities of police o������u?rtA.  ft is still the fashion to ask small dril-  ,lr<yj���������before thc oath is administered���������  if. they know what will happen to children who do not. spftik th������ t.rirth. Arid  most people will sympathize with the  eminent judg-e who, when the child replied "1 don't know," retorted. "Xesthcr  do I." At Worship street, on Thursday,  .an infant replied that "Little girls who  did not tell the trrrth would go into the  burning fire." Wc nre glad to see that  ,\fr. Cliicr, the magistrate, jumped at  :���������ico on the teaching of <nich doctrines.  ���������5udh a motive for telling the truth cannot last beyond the age when the intelligent girl or boy sees thc absurdity of  It. "I should be jolly well ashamed of  myself 1" would be a much more, con-  vinoing���������and  lasting���������answer.  Papal'Beans.  ' An amusing **tftf*y ,s l-old ln Bo��������������� of  .% tailor oi the Jrtt^Sr);of Pius 8antopodrc,  who was lo r(Jceite|*.aack of bcmis, but  is the address7InM/ "Sonlopadre Pio  ������������������> 5lp" the bcam^Jfrere conveyed to the  . a^an and a-jetr)isi/'tAe Papal kitchen.  I;n vain tlie sdTto''(tailor), waited for hrs  lie.ans, and he has now brought an action  ' '-'*���������-  . ��������� ������������������-���������r-r���������  I    .Motto  for    England   (by'   A German  ��������� dumper).���������Non irnperium, sed emporium.  AH young men and some old men who  ought to know hotter are convinced that  women hate the "man's woman" because  the men like her. But ns a rule, those  qualities which make a person popular  attract men and women alike, and there  are girls who hold the general and equnl  affection of all the women ns well as all  the men of their acquaintance.  The usual "man's woman" is detested  by other girls because thej' know her.  It is not natural for a girl to be a  "man's woman,"'and io attain that character she has to play many parts nnd  be all things to all* men. Tlie "man's  woman," as a rule, is insincere. ��������� She  goes- out of her way and practices unwomanly arts to attract men for whom  she cares nothing, but whose attendance  feeds her vanity. When in company  with'��������� girls,-no-'men heing present, the  "man's woman" delights in humiliating  and insulting other women. Tlie "man's  woman" can be very mean and waspish  when she deems it safe to be sincere.  But when men come in, she becomes  gracious and benignant to the same, woman whom, perhaps, a moment before,  she was taunting and stinging. A man,  seeing her generous manner to these  other women, attributes to jealousy the  hatred with which she is regarded by his  sisters.     ... i  >fen, especially, young men. are goner-  ally poor judges of women at first sight.  Thev pick out the showy, shallow girls  who" talk fluently and sing college songs  and they see nothing in quieter bodies  who, perhaps, possess better mind* and  hearts than more ostentatious and more  popular girls. If-only the poor _ fools of  men'who whisper confidences into the  ear of the "man's woman," and write silly letters to her, could hear the. goddess  repeating theiT secrets and reading their  letters aloud.to' crowds of giggling girls,  if  the   'deluded   men   corrld   behold   the  "man's. jwom.in"__mi mi eking them   _tt>_  "whole rooms-full of other women, they  would moderate their admiration for  hen'.  The art of thc "man's woman' consists in making each roan believe thnt  he i.i the one particular man, hor nearest intimate and dearest friend. This  involves a certain amount of hypocrisy.  To other women there is a note of falseness in every tone of the "man's woman." Women know one another to  the core. Tliey read one another by intuition, while man hns to learn them by  the painful method of practical experience.  But ������ooner or Inter, each individual  mnn finds out the "man's woman" and  quits her. That U her puniubmcnt arid  the other women's vindication. One by  one the men that hung about her have  their eyes opened. Sometimes this operation is painful to them, sometimes it is  a trilling incident in their live������. They  go their several way*, wiser, and marry  the girls that the "main's woman" has  snubbed and derided. And when she  sees thirty drawing near and herself still  unwed, the "man's woman" often marries some flilly boy in a hurry, before he  has had time" to think, and retires from  the field amid laughter.  . m "  The Advertiser's Version.  Benevolent Old Jinn'(a.bit puzzled) ���������  And are you both boys?  Tommy (in trousers)���������No. sir. Johnny's going to be one next week!  A Legend of the Orange Blossom.  Like all familiar customs the origin*  of which are lost in antiquity, the wearing of orange blossoms at a wedding is  accounted for in various ways. Among  other stories is the following popular to-  gend from Spain:  An African king presented a Spanish  king with a magnificent orange trse,  whose creamy, waxy blossoms and wonderful fragrance eNcited the admiration  of the whole rourt. . JIany begged in  vain for a branch of the*plant, but A foreign ambassador was tormented by the  desire' to introduce so great a curiosity  to his native land. He used every possible means, fair or foul, to accomplish  his purpose, but all his efforts coming to  nought," he gave up in despair.  The fair daughter of the court gardener was loved by,, a young artisan, but  lacked the dowry ��������� which the family considered necessary, to a bride. One day,  chancing to break off a spray of orange  blossoms, the gardener gave it thoughtlessly to his daughter.  Seeing the coveted prize in the girl's  hair, the wily ambassador offered her a  sum sufficient for the desired dowry,  provided she gave him tlie branch and  said nothing about it. lier marriage was  soon celebrated," and on her way to the  altar, of all her happiness, Bhe secretly  broke off another bit of the lucky tree  to adorn her hair.  TvTiether the poor court gardener lost  his head in consequence of his daughter's  treachery the legend does not stats, bat  mury lands now know the wonderful  tree, and ever since that wedding day  orange blossoms have been considered a  fitting Adornment for a bride.  $M UF GRAND  ���������T-OLB-MOSieiAiV  Tt fs ������ little world of its own, French  Canada. Outside its limits there is  'nought worthy of consideration. And it  is a beautiful world. A world of forests,  dark and sweot-soentcd; of broad-bos'  omed rivora and flashing mountain  streams. A world of snug homes nnd  kindly cures, of little fenced gardens and  big fenced fields. A world that wakes  with white dawns, and works from tho  moment the red sun gilds tlio village  spire Ull tho spire's cracked bell tinkles  tiro Angclus. Horny-handed, bowed-  hacked, hard-faced and simple-minded  aro tho people of this world, earning  their living by tho sweat of their brow  year in and year out without question  or complaint. Content to till and harvest as their fathers did before thmiij  happy to live the lifo, hopeful to dio tho  death, of their class ana kind, such is  tho way of lea Habitants..  Whether they lovo England little or  much; whether or not they look askance  at an Imperialism unifying tho aspirations of���������*6o them��������� an alien race; wherever and however tlieir ideals bo grounded, or their conscious efforts directed,  they axe none the less excellent citizens  of Canada, and helpful, however unwillingly or unconsciously, in tho building  up of Greater Britain. Tliey are nn atomic survival of medinevnlism. Their  laws, their customs, their very epcech  aTe relics of another ago. The grand  seigneur, with his high rights, passed'not  more swiftly in France than did the  Rods of the Midi���������that hungry, heroio  crowd1���������In their march northward.  Untouched. by the bloody shear that  worked a frenzied people's will; intimidated by no loaded tumbril, jolting a  pallid aristocracy to destruction, the  grand seigneur is to-day a person���������in  Quebec. Perhaps he profited by example, amd perchance: his right; of pillory^  pit and gallows, and others more unspeakable, are as so many shadows;  perhnps he has grown bourgeois, and instead of exercising his lordly will to remove the popular grievance, he writes  to the newspapers���������but there is sufficient of the old sieur left to be remarkable.  As to loyalty to Great Britain���������bear  w'Ji me while I sound the Habitant.  "And what is patriotism?" asked my  Habitant. "Love, for your country," answered I, unthinkingly, "nnd a readiness  .to sacrifice, if needs be, your life at her  need." Tho Habitant "looked a little  puzzled. This, said he in effect, is my  country. Here was I born, as was my  father before, ncre nro my children and  my grandchildren. I know these lakes,  these woods, these fields,, ns I know my  own garden. My grandfather fought for  ���������this land, driving out the Yankees in  1812, while I carried my rifle in the Fen-  inn invasion. I speak ' French, but  France ls not my home. I live under  the British flag, but England is nothing  to me. I am a Canadian first and lost,  .and if he who loves his country best is  tlie finest patriot, then there is no greater patriot than I.  Briefly, this is the attitude of Frenoh  Canada. It is actively loyal to Canada,  it is not actively disloyal to Great Britain.' "Canada first," this is its motto.  Only there is really no second���������absolutely none. If you can understand a passion for Quebec, with an apathy for the  rest of Canada, and an attitude of supreme indifference toward the remainder  of the British Empire, not to say tho  civilized world, you can understand thc  French-Canadian and place him at his  value. He is not an Imperialist, he is  not a "Rule Britannia", loyalist; he represents isolated parochialism at its bos*  and worst; ho is an anachronism, a bit  of tho seventeenth century living on  the fringe of the twentieth. And withal,  he Is rather lovable; if his' outlook is  narrow, his humanity iB broad; if his  ideas are small, his heart Ib large. I  like the Habitant���������rToronto, forgive mel  ���������on first acquaintance he is pleasing.  Perhaps ff I had to live fclongside liim  all my lifo But, then, I have not.���������  Edgar Wallace in London "Daily Mail."  The Nervous Depression of England,  y,  Awaking to the faot that the mipress*l<,  aey of England in commeroe ondNmlisiu-f I'  factures has passed away, the EngSsh  ,are having an unusual, but not -aaiwhole.''  'some, attack of modesty.    Tliey he#M  to distrust  th-cmsol ves,   to study!    thit  CrcnnajiB and Americans, to try t*t������ fudj  out-what is the matter with the isrfta'  luts island.    Dr.   Lockyer   turns  firmri 1;  rending tho stars to lament the dwtnm* ji  ing of English brains, wlddh emo p-raj***,  jl  ably just as good as *hoy ever wraee,   j  and tliat ia saying a good deal.   A jwunfepj  /  nf QSngllshmcn has come to tho UiutreU (,  States to study thc American system, 'of f  education.    Something may bo learned   V  from that, eapeolally In tcohndcal cduoa-  JJ  tion, in which' Great Britain is deficient.  But tho cause of American progress is  not there, or, alt least, is by no. meansi  wholly there.    Tlie power of initiative, //  tlte free plav of individuality, the ���������aa***-'  Yl  leanness of tradition, tho quickness shut   /  seeming recklessness    with Which   HUrn <  costliest machinery la discarded for bet-    I  ter, the superiority of <Jlre skilled labor,  somewhat hampered, it Is true, -by tbo   \  imperious resolve of thc labor unions,  whioh have been to ruinous in Englsodij  (o  lower ilie avflrngo of  performance     .  this comparative absence of lines of ���������������     j  cW cleavage, the opportunity open SO    '  all���������(these oi������ the miun causes of An������i*s>  loan success.  Election Ethics.:  Teal's' ago, when I was living in *0ob>  ton, Colonel Higginson was running for  Congress." said- Bishop Potter, in a leb-  hire In New York Dlie other day. "On  election day I met a negro whom I knmr  well, and I said to him, T suppose yoni  are on your way to vote for Colonel  Higginson ?' To my surprise, he said Im������  was going to .vote for the othcT man.  Now, Colonel Higginson had been tho  lieutenant-colonel of the negro regimetat  of w'lrich Robert Shaw was colonel, and1  after Sh.i.w was killed in the charge a.t  Fort Wagner he led the regiment. So X*  said to Tom that I thought every con-'  sidcration of chivalry and honor should, .  lead him to support the man who had1  given the negro race its greatest oppor-'  tunlty in the Civil War. Tom replied,',  'I don't see it that way, sah. I thtakj  chivalry and honor constrain me to vote,  for the gentleman what gave me five1  dollars this morning.'"  .The Real Land of Topsy-Turvydora.  Dodd's Kidney Pills Cured His  Kidney j. iseaae of *ea.rs  Standing  Samuel J. Crow, Weil-Known as  the t-eaderof xtjo North Pelham  and Roaodene String Band, is  Again enjoying Perfect Vigor.   .  Roscdene, Ont., Jan. 11.���������(Special)  ���������There are few better known musicians in this part -of Canada than  Samuel J-. Crow, for many years leader of the old Pelham and ���������Uosedene  String Uand, and only his retiring  nature has kept him from gaining a  national reputation. Consequently  his complete recovery from an ��������� aggravated case of Kidney Disease ol  years has aroused much comment  nere. ��������� Interviewed regarding his case  Mr. Crow said:  "To-day I enjoy as good health as 1  did in boyhood and 1 give the entire  credit to Dodd's Kidney PirMs. I suffered for years from Kidney Trouble  which became aggravated upon every  attack of cold and caused me agony,  In tho winter of 1898, it developed in-  Jo gravel, when I-was totally unfit for anything. I tried diflerent medicines without the desired results.  "I was in constant misery when 1  commenced to use Dodd's Kidney  Pills. To my astonishment and delight I immediately began to recover, and after using five boxes the dis-  ��������� ,    w��������� ������������������ ,���������,   case had entirely disappeared.   I have  tliursday.^otoskey known others who werej great ^sufferers   to be entirely .cured by    Dodds  China ia the land of topsy-turvydom.'  The Chinaman does almost everything ln  exactly the opposite way. from that  adopted Iiy the "foreign devils" of the  West. . '  The needle of his compass points .to  the south, ours to tho north.  The bow of his junk is like the stem  of our ships, and the junk seems to tall  backwards.  We use a light, feather-stuffed pillow  to support the head. The Celestial supports his neck instead, and he does so  with a block of wood or a brick.  We use the Christian name before tbo  surname. The Chinaman uses the surname first, and what corresponds to the  Christian name-second   The   Chinaman   puts  on   his  hat,, to,  A Good Joke Spoilt    *  An American had climbed Ben Nevls^  on one of the recent bad dayB,* and"that  following is the message he handed in'at1  the post-office on thc summit for trans-'  mission to his friends at home:  "1 climbed thc Ben, I viewed the mist*'  I missed the view." s i  The operator took the message, count-;  ed the words, and charged him, all with,-;  out a smile. - \ '  "But," said the Yankee, "don't you  see the joke?" -,  "Oh, yes, I see the "joke I" replied tho  clerk. "I have sent seven messages exactly the same already, to-day I"  A Frozen Subject. ,'  Levy's brother died in Chicago the  other dny. The und<vrlhkcT tdegmpBieii  to Levy: "What shall I do with ths  body? 1 cam embalm it for iJSO or freeze  it for $30."  Arrd Levy telegraphed backs  "Eiicezo it from Hie knees up for $20tj-  'ho had liis feet frozen last wintetr.*'������������������  "Lyre."  "  For Convenience.  1  When -Mr. Smith started tor loigt  meeting.tihe other night he said to hw  wife: "Alary, I believe I'll take the toey<  for I might have trouble in. finding lb  when I got home."  "Yee,":������ttid his wife, "and you'd berUat;  'take'the Iceyhole, too."���������"Lyme."  Theatres De Luxe.  The -Mieaiber tff to-day, h"ke .the hbjM  of to-day, is a'sumptuous affair, coatitog  hundreds of thousands and enlisting t^tS  services of prominent artists as well *������  architeots. 'People n?re as fond of tttls  play OS' ever, -hut they like to sit h>  playfhoaisea which aire eJaoorat'eily decorated es well' as "aibsolutely fireproof.''  Nowhfare is. this better, illustrated titan  In New York during'the present senwm.  Neither London, ^Paris,' Berlin, nor Vienna can boast -theaters to' compare wjtjki  tihe New ��������� Amsterdam, the Hndeom, tb*  Lyceum, tho Lyric, or thc New .Empire,  mot to (mention the Majestic, opened only  last year. -The modern auditorium must  fbo constructed on ' the oainAilevcir prinr  oiple, with mo pillars to obstruct ths  view, and the decorations from J<*yer _*to _  curtain must be not only rich bait "ta"  perfect taste.   Whether in the Alt Nou-  salute a friend, instead of taking it off; ^, Byzantine or Greeo-Komain style*  and he laughs when he receives had * pait^do not caire?so long ������'tfe  ���������ZtL^t^\*dZjLMM������   ������?������*-*��������� suffidently.re^.and.inspiring.  spirits anxious to gloat over his misfortunes,  The mummer 'has left rhis oatn-vTi^covered  cart and his crude platform and is now  fti. the. West long nails  are deemel ^^^   j^d/^d the great public  untidy;   m  China  they _ are the_ correct ^    ^  wateh<ffl    ^  ^^  limeJ   ^^"Snh'nrt 1,2 host and pJ������Te������ in palaces which are novels of  placed  at the left hand of his host, and l .*'.._��������� -,���������ZAZ,H��������� ������������������j ���������,������,,������������ reourae.  'lis said that little drops-of ink  Do oft make counties* t-hounanrls think)  But what ol more importance is,  It makes them buy and leads to biz.  ���������"Judge."  Mrs. Ha.yfork (in country post-office)  ���������Anything for mc? Postmaster ��������� I  don't see riothin'. Mrs. Hayfork���������*I was  oxpccttn' a letter or postcard .from Aunt  Spriggs, tellin' what day she'i'wns comin'. Rural Postmaster (calling to his  wife)���������Did you see n postcard'frpm Mrs.  Hayfork's Aunt Sully J His'^ife���������Yes;  ���������she's eornin' on  "Lyre."  placed  ... ��������� ���������  soup is the hist .course at dinner instead  of the first.  A Chinaman reads and writes in the  reverse way to ourselves, and ^years  white'when he'goes..'Into mourning instead of blnck. He puts his heels In  the stirrupa when riding���������-not his toes.  Chinese women wear trousers, and  Chinese men often wear, gowns!. A. Chinaman pays his doctor to keep himself and  his family well, and the payment is,aus-!  pended. while there is "sickness-, in th#  house....' '.".- ���������'���������:  ':;.���������;.    '���������'. ' "j. ���������'"..��������� '  When a Clrinnman meets his. friends  he shakes his own hand1���������not theirs.  And so the con trust might be taken  through almost every habit and act of  daily life. The Chinaman is a.tons?"  turvy individual from start.to finish  doubt he thinks the same of us.  scientific ingenuity and artistic resourcefulness. ..  Why, Oh, Why?  Kidri.tS-'.rPHlS.  Since our little Willie began to study  Caesar he can say "Omnia Gallia" without any prompting in the world As he  bends his curly head over his studies  we watch Him with fond affection. Suddenly he turns to us with the bright  smile that we are thinking of' having  patented.  "Mother," he asks, "isn't Latin one ol  the dead languages ?"  "Yes, dear", we reply, trembling with  anticipation.  "Then I wish tlrey would bury it,"'  saj-s the darling as "he upsets the ink-  bottle. - *  And yet there are people who say  that children haven't souls.  -How Tolstoy Caught; the Lady.  "Leslie's Weekly" ���������relates this amusing incident whidh occurred, during Tolstoy's recent visit to'tlhe Crimea;  A rich American arrrived hi .his ysx&t,  accompanied by & party, of friends, and  osked perrmiaaion to see the"grant B/us-  sian, who was ill,'promising., that "they  would be content with a glimpse, aaA  would nat trouble.him with talk.; Leave  was granted. Toktby sat upon''his balcony, and the whole party, of 'Amerieans  slowly and silently walked hefoie Wis.  One lady, however, refused "to be bound  by the contract She stood still for' a  minute and shouted, "Leo Tolstoy, ail  your noble writings have had a profound  influence on my life, hut the one wfcich  fcarughit me the most is your ���������" Hero  she forgot the name of the worfc. TSio  sick author leaned over the roil of the  ���������b^cony and whispered, with a smile,  "The Dc-ad Souls t"   "Yes,_yes," she rc-  . plied.   "That book,", said Tolstoy, "was  : written by Gogol, not by me."  A Line of: Action.  "You sec," said the young lawyer, "my  client  is   accused   of  bigamy   and   he a,  Siilty, so I hardly know, how to defend  m."  "Why, that's easy," said the old law-  yer. "Defend him on the ground of insanity, and get a few* henpecked husbands on the jury."���������"Puck." 'ZEALAND KNOTOME.  Gyrus Townsend Brady.  A zeal for God, but not according to  knowledge,���������Romans, x., a.  In the minds of many people sincerity, or earnestness of purpose, or conviction of rectitude, is a justification  for almost any sort of action. "1 believe, therefore I do," is the syllogism  of most humble philosophers. "He is  io sincere," wc say; "therefore he must  be excused."  But it ia only abstractly speaking  that we admit this. When the consc-  qUences of exterior action touch us  personally and unpleasantly we are apt  to* lose light of thc theory. Theory  ���������nd practice diverge nowhere so widely u in the Christian religion.  Sincerity without knowledge���������whichi  is better than insincerity without  knowledge���������is a very dangerous criterion tc establish by which to determine conduct or character. As with  sincerity, so with zeal. Zeal, to be of  value"'in God's sight, must be according to knowledge. Alas 1 it usually is  not. The most zealous people have  ���������ften���������nay, have usually���������been the  most ignorant, or the most perverted  and mistaken. Perversion and error  are the worst iorms of ignorance.  In Springfield/Mass., tlie other day  thia thought came powerfully to me as  I stood looking at thc St. Gaudens statue "of Deacon Chapin, one of the  .founders of the community, a Puritan  of Uie Puritans. There lie stood in his  peaked hat, his long cloak, his severely plain attire, with his Bibie in one  hand, bis rod in tire, other, cast in enduring, weather-beaten bronze, which  assorted well with his grim, stem and  forbidding countenance. He typified a  class of men whose zeal for God was  certainly tremendous, who, by the exercise of that zeal, stamped themselves,  their beliefs and their habits upen the  pages of history with such everlasting  force that their influence persists in  large measure to this day.  Certainly thfc men who flogged the  Quakers at the cart's taii and executed  the so-called' witches in that free country , where they had "established a  church without a Bishop and -a Government without a King" could not be  accused of lukewarmness. I do not love  . the Puritan, but I respect him. He did  much good in his way, and the good on  the whole greatly overbalanced the  fcarm. There is something resectable  about zeal, even if it is not according  to knowledge. But how much better-  it would have been for humanity, and  bow much more good could have been  done, if that fiery energy for uod expressed , by the terse monosyllable  ."zeal" had been accompanied by adequate knowledge" of Him ! *  ' "Other - times, other manners l  Modern   ethics  have   tempered   much  Lawyer and Wintess.  of the strenuous energy  with    Which  we enter upon,the problems and pursuits of life. On the pleasant Sunday morning in Springfie.d I' noticed  with joy that three or lour children  had clambered up on the broad stone  "pedestal supporting thc uncompromising deacon in bronze and were playing* cheerfully behind his inflexible  cloak andaround his unyielding legs.  ���������Like Signor Benedick, nobody marked them, save in amused pleasure. Yet  I could imagine the. shudders which  might have run up and down that  bronzed Puritan backbone at such a  desecration of thc Sabbath day.  We have indeed changed, but in the  general amelioration of conduct and  ideals"we have lost something. Our  religion is somewhat emasculated. It  is too dainty. The naked ugliness,  of  sin  is  concealed.      We    consider  . it more polite and refined to drape  and cover up shames, and shams, and  frauds, and wickedness oi every kind,  rather than sternly to expose and rebuke them. We want more virility  and more strength in -religion and  life. We want to become, more stren-  ' uous in our religion and liie. , "Life  is real, life, is earnest," though we  may smile at the pheasant poet's familiar words. ,  Fire and brimstone preaching in  the puloit has vanished, perhaps never  ���������to- appear-again���������except-in���������country-  districts, maybe���������but no real genuine^ if tempered, strength has to come  to take its place.      Let us  go  back  - and strive to acquire some of the ancient zeal, only let it be according  to knowledge���������knowledge of God,  Hit plans,- His purposes, His intentions, His hopes, His aspirations for  humanity. Let us go back and seek  ���������for the good in the Puritan, that  which was permanent and lasting in  bis character, which made him such  ��������� tremendous force after all for righteousness, and unite it with our modern  conception of God's love and God's  charily, which, after all, is as old as  nineteen centuries, dating from a cross,  and apply that combination . to the  solution of the ills of the present,  and let us see what the results would  be. -  ,  Of all the people' described in the  .Bible, the Laodiccans, who were  neither cold nor hot, are the most  ���������unpleasant and unsatisfactory.  Do not  . he a Laodicean. Do not be a Puritan, either, but be a man whose zeal  for God is according to the knowledge and the love of God as well, a  tcaious Christian. And remember  that in the concordance to the Bible  language if,"abase" is the first word  "zeal" is the last I There is some-  tiling striking about that,. I think.  ' 'A simple method of cleaning silver  which has become badly blackened by  gas or time is tc mix a teaspoonful  of ammonia with a cup of water and  use a little of this liquid to' form a  paste with whiting, rolish thc articles  to be cleaned with the paste, using a  soft chamois to apply it and another  to dry it. If any more powerful preparation than this is needed, it is best  to *takc the silver to a jeweller, who  will: clean it at a moderate price and  make it look like   new.  One learns from Mr. F. L. Well-  inan's recent book on the Art of Cross-  examination, that thc entire testimony  of an adverse witness can sometimes  be destroyed by a pleasant little pass-  age-at-arms which holds thc witness up  to ridicule before the jury. The following incident of this kind occurred  in New York at the time when Anna  Held was singing her popular stage  song, "Won't you come and play with  me ?" :  In a recent Metropolitan Street Railway case a witness, who had been badgered rather persistently on cross-examination, finally straight*, ncd himself  up in the witness chair and said pertly,  "I liave not come here asking you to  'play with me.' Do you take mc for  Anna Held r" "I was not thinking of  Anna Held," replied the counsel quietly ; "supposing you try Ananias I" The  witness was enraged, thc jury laughed,  and the lawyer, who had really made  nothing out of the witness up to this  time, sat down.  But these little contests of wit do not  always turn out to the credit of the  lawyer :  At the Worcester Assizes in England  a case was being tried which involved  the soundness of a horse, and a clergyman had been called as a witness, who  ��������� ucceeded only in giving a rather confused account of thc transaction. A  blustering counsel on the other side,  after many attempts to get at the facts  upon cross-examination, blurted out,  "Pray, sir, do you know the difference  between a horse and a cow ?" "I acknowledge my ignorance." replied the  clergyman ; "I hardly do know the difference between a horse and a cow, or  between a bull and a buIly-=-only a bull,  I am told, has horns, and a bully (bowing respectfully to the counsel), luckily  for me, has none."  How Winter Comes in Essex.  A correspondent writes enclosing the  following extract from an Essex paper  showing one of thc- peculiar survivals  of ancient customs still to be met with  in England :���������"Early this (Tuesday)  morning the Town Crier of Colchester  (John Everett) ushered in winter���������according to,immemorial local custom���������  in the following terms :���������  "'Cold December has come in.  Poor men's clothes are very thin.  The  trees  are   bare,   the  birds   are  mute���������  A pot and  toast  would very    well  suit.'  "Having announced that it was freezing sharp, the Town Crier wished the  public a Merry Christinas, and expressed a modest hope that he might npt be  ���������forgotten."  Live Stock Farming.  Regarding the value of live stock  farming as compared witli tlie growing  and "selling of grain, Prof. L. H. Pam-  mel, of the Iowa Agricultural College,  says: ,  lc lias been demonstrated both by  experience and practice that the farmer  who sells beef, pork and mutton that  he has produced from the corn and  grass raised and fed on the farm makes  more money per acre of his land and  per dollar 'of his capital than the one  who grows only wheat or com or cotton and sells it. It is not necessary  to entirely discontinue raising; these  crops, but if wc are to produce a "surplus to be sold in foreign markets it  is best to export that surplus in thc  most condensed and marketable form,  as meat and animal products, rather  than in the original crude and - bulky  state. In the long run the farmer will  make the most money who devotes  fields to the growing of forage crops  to feed stock, making use of all thc  raw products at home, thereby saving  not only much of the cost of transportation, but in maintaining the fertility  of the soil. By doing so, corn belt  farmers will maintain their pre-eminence in agricultural lines. Experience  of the past few months has shown that  the men who stuck to feeding and were  not tempted by high prices to sell  their corn have made the most money.  Anything that will enhance the productive capacity of our soils for the  production of forage conditions will  help the farmer."  Boggs���������I have one of the kindest  mothers-in-law in the whole world.  Toggs���������Indeed ?  "Yes; she refuses to live with me."���������  Yonkers Statesman.  Extract-From-Bobbie's-Lettcr-to-Hif-  Uncle.  Winter Laundry Work.  For the Ladies.  Laundry work in winter and laundry work in summer are two diametrically different things. In summer  clothes can be bleached on the grass  and dried in the warm sunshine, and,  while they are whiter ior being frozen  and thawed, there is seldom warmth  enough in the depth of winter to lliaw  them on the line, and if they are handled in the frozen state they are  apt to crack. For this reason good  housekeepers will not allow fine table  linen to be dried out of doors in the  winter, even though it may be slightly  yellowed by Indoor drying. Fine handkerchiefs are very easily torn, and delicate underwear can be ruined more  quickly by being taken from the linos  and folded when frozen than in any  other way.  If white cotton garments are much  stained, freezing will restore them to  their proper color, and if there is time  they can be left out on the lines until  they freeze hard and thaw out, provided they are not handled in a frozen  state, or left to fly about in the wind.  Loosely woven materials, like stockinette may also bu left outdoors on the  lines until they are dry enough to bring  into the house.  A large laundry is a very useful place  in winter, as the clothes can be dried  there ;and the dangers of freezing  avoided. Such a room is also very useful for ironing in hot weather. It  should be provided with a laundry  stove and the fire kept up until the  clothes are dried.  Flannels and woollen *��������� stockinette  ought to be dried on wooden frames,  which any carpenter will make, and  which will prevent shrinking. This is  because the ultimate fibre of wool is  spiral, the drawing up and interlocking of the fibres being what constitutes  shrinkage. In underwear factories the  garments are always washed and dried  on frames, so that they may be offered  soft and unshrunken for sale.  It is much better and easier to scrub  soiled flannels with a small brush than  it is to rub them clean on a board.  A rather stiff brush about iour or  five inches long is the best article  for this purpose. Scrub the bands  and seani-5 of heavy woollen shirts,  as web as those oi cotton, in this  way. This small brush is excellent  in washing corsets or any heavy pieces  that are difficult to run on a board.  Ii the brush has a small handle the  garments may be more easily cleaned  with it.  Many exce'lent housekeepers disagree as to the best method of washing white clothes. Some oi them prefer to soak their clothes overnight in  cold water. Others who are equally  good managers, after examining each  piece to see if there are any stains  or spots that need special attention,  plunge them into ' boiling hot soapsuds and let them" stand for several  hours, or overnight. This latter method seems to draw out the dirt quite  thoroughly, as the water itse;f * will  attest next morning. The clothes are  then lifted out of this water into clean  warm water, the few soiled places that  remain are rubbed out and the clothes  are put in the boiler to come to the  boiling point. If the water is hard,  a tablespoonful of washing soda, but  no more, should bc added to every  gallon of water in the boiler, the  soda being first dissolved in a little  boiling water. If it is put in without melting it may cat a ho'e in. the  clothes. If the water is soft, a little  melted soap should be used instead  of soda, and soap should bc rubbed  over each piece as it is put in the boiler. Very few of the b;st laundresses  boil their clothes longer than three  minutes, just long -enough to allow  them to be thoroughly scalded. Longer.boiling only tends lo make white  clothes yel'ow. When the clothes arc  taken from the boiler the water they  were boiled in shoi'Ui be poured over  them, and they should be al owed to  stand in it several hours or overnight.  No woman who docs this will ever be  troubled with ycjlow clothes. There  is no better way to bleach them in  winter.  About once a month is often enorgh  to blue clothes in winter, and the old-  fashioned indigo bag. which costs only  a few cents, is the best bluing to use  at any time.  Silk handkerchieis should be soaked  for a short time in a prepared lather  of boiled soap and warm water. They  should then be squeezed out with tiie  hands and rinsed in cold water, to  which two tablespoonfuls of alcohol  are added to every quart, after which  they shou'jd be squeezed as dry as  possible, but hot"~wrung; Finally,"  they should be laid in cotton, rolled  up and iron'ed as soon as possible on  the wrong side, with a cloth between  the iron and the silk.���������Xew York Tribune.  Home Recipes.  Delhi Pudding.���������Take three tablc-  spooniuls of arrowroot, one ounce and  a half of sweet almonds, pounded, one  ounce of butter, one pint and a half of  milk, two tablespoonfuls of sugar. Mix  the almonds, arrowroot, butter and  sugar in half a pint of cold milk; have  ready on thc fire a pint of milk; when  boiling pour it on tlie above mixture;  stir till thick, and stand it aside in a  " Dear Uncle ���������..., . .Tlie volumes of  'Guide to Knowledge' you sent me I  am already finding very useful in raising my position and helping me to attain things that previously were out  of my reach."���������Punch.  High-priced Fiddles.  An awful lot of nonsense ap*-..-rirs  from time to time in the press about  fabulous prices said to have been given for some choice or historic Cremona  violin. I read a fairy story the other  day about some virtuoso playing upon' a - $25,000 Strad. There is no violin on earth that would fetch anything hear that sum. The highest figure realized by a violin that I have  heard of from authentic sources was  $5,000, and that was for the Stradivar-  ius once owned by Ernst. Here, however, are the prices fetched at auction last month of ninety-six violins  at the famous rooms of Puttick'. &  Simpson, London -Joseph Guarnerius,  date .1731, $1,000; Johannes Baptiste  Guadagnini, $650; another with two  bows, $250; Antonius and Hierohymus  Amati; $300; another -by the brothers  Amati; ^ob; a Jerome Amati, $500 ;  violin by Pique,;date 1800, with Lupor  label, S250.7 r"���������>.?:',,',:������������������'.'.''���������  '    - ���������"���������"  If clinkers have become glued to the  firebricks, lay several oyster shells 01  the hot coals in the stove near the  bricks, and whentMe fire "burns down,  it will be found that the bricks are entirely free from the clinkers.  Some people contrive to get hold of  the prickly side of everything, to run  against all thc sharp corners and disagreeable things. Half the strength  spent in grumbling would often set  things right. No one finds the world  quite as he would like it.  mold till quite cold.  Boston Baked Beans.���������Let stand in  cold water over night; drain and put  into an earthen bean pot, with two  tablespoonfuls of molasses and a. little  pepper. Add a small piece of pickled  pork, gashed or marked in squares.  Fill the pot with boiling water, adding  more from time to time as it evaporates. Bake 12 hours with steady heat.  At the end of 10 hours, let the water  simmer away until the beans arc nearly  dry.  Norfolk Dumplings. ��������� Mix one  pound self-raising flour into smooth  dough with water, taking care that it  is not too stiff. Form into round balls  the size of an egg. Have ready a pan  of fast boiling water, throw in thc  dumplings one at a time and boil for  twenty minutes. Serve as soon as they  are cooked and eat with butter and  brown  sugar.  Lemon Dumplings.���������Mix up with 10  oz. of fine bread-crumbs, yi lb. of beef  suet chopped very small, one large  tablespoonful of flour, the grated rind  of two lemons, or of one large one, 4  oz. of powdered loaf sugar, three or  four eggs, well beaten, and the juice ol  the lemons strained. Divide this into  four equal parts, and tie in well-floured cloths and boil  for an hour.  Steamed Mutton.���������Into a stewing-  jar put three pounds of mutton, a carrot, small onion and turnip cut into  dice, two teaspoonfuls of salt, a salt-  spoonful of pepper, a tomato, and half  a pint of water. Cover closely, and  stand thc jar fn a saucepan of water,  which keep boiling for three hours. Arrange a border of boi'ed rice on a dish,  place the mutton in it, the vegetables  in the centre, and sprinkle over all  some finely-chopped parsley or capers.  Sweet Potato Pie.���������This is a favorite  southern dessert, and is not unfamiliar  to northern tables. Use the best potatoes, boil and pass through a sieve.  Beat together three eggs and a cupful  of sugar, a cupful of softened but not  ��������� melted butter, and a cupful of rich  milk or cream. Add to this the potato, and flavor with a claret glassful of  sherry. Bake slowly. This pie, of  course, has no upper crust.  Nut and Celery Salad.���������This is excellent with turkey. Use about a dozen  English walnuts to a large head of celery. Crisp and cut up the celery in  small pieces. Blanch the nut meats  and chop them coarsely. Mix the  nuts and celery.-marianate for half an  hour in a plain French dressing, arrange on crisped and chilled lettuce  leaves, and cover with mayonnaise  dressing. A pretty-'garnish is' pieces ot  celery cut into two-inch lengths and  curled with a shfarp knife.  Cream Pie.���������One and one-half cups  powdered sugar, two eggs, piece butter  size of a walnut, one cup sweet milk,  two teaspoonfuls cream tartar, one  teaspoonful saleratus, three cups sifted  flour; cream, butter and sugar; add the  eggs and beat thoroughly. Put in the  milk, except two large spoonfuls and  stir in flour, in which you have sifted  the cream tartar. Dissolve the soda in  the rest of thlc milk and add the last  thing. Bake in two large, deep, round  tins. When wanted, split one of the  cakes and cover the lower half with  slices of banana sprinkled with powdered sugar. Have some whipped cream  prepared as for short cake, and spread  a few spoonfuls over the fruit. On this  place the other portion of Ihte cake,  which must be covered with banana and  sugar; pour the remainder of the  cream ever the top and the sides and  serve immediately. This recipe makes  two pies, as the crusts are thick enough  to split, and will keep for several days  if not filled.  Shirt waists, and dainty  iinen are made delightfully  clean and fresh with Sunlight Soap.  JB  For the Farmer.  It cost* more to feed ducklings than  chicks, but the ducklings will grow  twice as fast. A duckling of the Pe-  kin breed should weigh five pounds  when ten weeks old, while a chick will  aeldom reach two pounds at the same  age. "���������  To stop up rat holes in the cellar,  prepare a mixture of������ two parts of  common cellar cement' to one part of  pounded glass and one part of plaster  of Paris. Stir this to a paste with cold  water, adding a few large pieces of  glass to keep it in place, and fill the  boles with it.  Protection from the cold is but one  of the benefits of a windbreak on  the windward side of an orchard. The  lessening of the loss from the windfalls must not be overlooked, nor the  less liability of the trees to breakage.  There follows, too, a more upright  growth to the young trees. In addition there is a decreasing amount of  evaporation from soil and vegetation.  Hair Hints.  ��������� A woman who has made a study of  health gives thc following suggestions  for the care of thc hair :���������  "Keep the hair as clean as the rest  of the body.  "Let" the-air"'aiid_stinshine~h-tve- free  access to it. Never wtar a hat when  you can go without it. It wi'l retard  the growth oi your hair just as nn*ly  as covering up a plant would hinder its  development.  "If you wear a wheat field, an aviary  or a grape arbor on your hat, >;iu  must expect that your hair will'suffer.  Heat and weight are rrot conducive to  growing luxuriant locks.  "Don't put a lot of strange nostrums on your hair. If you do,- you  will get a lot of strange results.  "Wash thehair in. warm castile suds.  Rbse it in cold water. Tlie change  ot temperature stimulates growth. tf  Sj*DV want to make your hair grow, this  washing may be repeated every other  day.  "When you dry your hair, do it in  the sunshine. Besides , helping the  growih of the hair, it. will produce  beautiful tints and sheens that no artificial aids can bring.  "Don't twist your hair in a towel to  dryit. You will break many of the  hairs that way. Dry it carefully by  gentle pressure.  "Don't change*the direction of the  roots of your hair often. Tf you'wear  it atop of your head in the daytime,  when you arrange it for tlie night braid  it there loosely after, its thorough  "brushing.  "Don't snarl your hair in combing it.  The finer it is the more care you must  take. One snarl will injure more hair  than you can replace by the care and  attention of weeks.  u "When you put your hair up, don't  coil'it tightly. It will grow better if  the coil is loose and soft.  "Never use a wire brush on the hair.-  Use a good stiff bristle brush, that will  bring a glow to the scalp."���������New York  Tribune.  Cows will founder the same as  horses from being overfed by foods  that cannot readily be digested, and  will show the characteristic lameness  which results in horses when they arc  overfed with anything. Of course, as  digestion is interrupted the animal becomes feverish and her milk flow ceases. It will take sevcrai days of careful feeding to put a foundered cow in  good condition again. She should be  kept in a dry place and given all the  water she will drink, with light, easily-  digested foods in small quantities, until  digestion is restored to its normal  condition. Hoven also results from  overfeeding on certain foods.  Uniform Apple Barrels Wanted.  The Fruit Division, Ottawa, has received numerous complaints this year  from English buyers to the effect that  for the first time there is grave irregularity in the size of the apple barrels  sent forward from Ontario. No doubt  the shortage in barrels is responsible  for some of this irregularity; nevertheless, a number of apple shippers have  expressed the intention of using enly  the standard size (q6 auarts to the barrel). As this is practically the first  year any but tlie large barrel has been  used in Ontario, apple shippers should  immediately arrive at some agreement  among themselves as to the size to bc  used in future. It wiil be the cause of  considerable loss to tlile trade if seme  continue to use thc larger size and  others use the minimum size. The law  prescribes Lthe minimum size, which is  a barrel 2<5J4 inches between heads, inside measure, and with a head diameter  of 17 inches and a middle diameter of  i8J4 inches, representing as nearly as  possible 96 quarts.  Why Keep Poultry?  First���������Because the farmer ought,-by  their means, to convert a great deal of  the waste of his farm into money in  the shape of eggs and chickens for  market.  -, Second���������Because, with intelligent  management, they ought to be all-year  revenue producers, with the exception  cf perhaps two months during the  moulting season.  Third���������Because poultry will yield  him a quicker return for the capital invested than any of the olher departments of agriculture.  Fourth���������Because the manure from  the poultry house will make a valuable  compost for either vegetable garden or  orchard. The birds themselves, if allowed to run in plum or apple orchard,  will destroy all  injurious insect life.  Fifth���������Because, while cereals and  fruits can be succcssmlly grown only  in certain sections, poultry can be rais-  ed-for-table-use-cr-laycrs-of-eggs-in  all parts of tlie couniry.  Sixth���������Because poultry raising is an  employment in, which the farmer's wile  and daughters can engage, and leave  him free to attend to other departments.  Seventh���������Because it will bring him  the best results in the shape of new-  laid eggs during the winter* season,  when the farmer has the most time on  his hands.  Eighth���������Because to start poultry  raising on the farm requires little or  no capital. By good management poultry can be made with little cost a valuable adjunct to the farm.���������Prof. Gilbert,; in N. Y^Tribune^^  'Alfalfa   Seed    Frequently    of   Low  Vitality.  A common cause of failure to get  a good stand of alfalfa is undoubtedly  low or weak vital!'.y. in the seed. The  possibility of this is very apt to be  overlooked by the experimenter, and  the fault is wrongfully laid to unfavorable soil. 'The.'/prevalence of seed of  low vitality has been proven by tests in  the: seed laboratory at Ottawa. The  average. percentage of germination in  fifteen samples was sixty-nine, in several it was below for.y, and in one  case only five. In several others again,  over eighty-five per cent, germinated.  There is considerable difference in appearance between good and poor samples of alfalfa seed. Those with a  bright, greenish color have usually  good vitality; darker-co-lored samples  have considerable brown seed present,  and these are generally dead or give  a very' weak growth.' A prevailing  color of light green is an indication of  many immature seeds, which are also  of low vitality.   Not -infrequently alfal-  jt>   ta seed contains considerable impuritj  in the form of broken pods, stems and  weed seeds, which detracts from its  value.  Even a sample of seed of lew vitality  may safely be used, provided the percentage of growth is known, as the  quantity of seed per acre may then be  properly regulated. Thereiore, it is  important that farmers growing this  crop, particularly fer the first time,  know what proportion of the seed will  i;row. Tests may readily be conducted  in soil in an ordinary living room, or  nny farmer may have samples tested  free by sending them to the Seed Laboratory, Department of Agriculture,  Ottawa.  -ii/  "We get a can of lard ior that last  poem you wrote," said the poet's wife.  "Yes," he sighed. "Genius for a eau  of lard!"  "And a whole sack of flour for the  "Sonnet on Hope."  "Ah, yes I"  "Well, then, why don't yen whirl in  and write a couple of your sweetest  love songs for a good fat turkey and  a sugar-cured ham?"���������Atlanta Constitution.  There was a great swell in Japan  Whose name on a Tuesday began���������  It lasted through Sunday  Till twilight en Monday,  And sounded like stones in a can.  ���������Harvard Lampoon.  *1 think he's tlie most intelligent  bunting dog in this country," said the  owner of the animal, proudly exhibiting him to his friend.  "When he makes a 'point' he turns  his head and looks at me a moment,  and asks me as plainly as if he spoke  it, 'Shall I go ahead and flush that  bird ?'"  "I see," said the friend. "He's an  interrogation pointer."���������Youth's Companion.  "I really don't see how the bachelors  get along without a loving helpmeet,"  began Mrs. Benedick.  "Yes, a woman can help a man in so  many ways," replied her friend.  "Exactly. Now there's my Henry;  whenever he sits down tc mend a tear  in his coat or sew on a button he always has to get me to thread his needle  for him."���������Philadelphia Public Ledger.  Mrs. Jollyboy���������But during our ccv.rt-  ship you told me that you had never  loved any girl but me. Jollyboy���������1  thought you were too wise to pay any  attenticii to coinpaign- canards.���������Chicago Daily News.  "You say," tittered the fiancee of ;hc  vegetarian, "that you could fairly cnt  me. Now. isn't that con'.rary to th.*  tenets of your belief?"  "Not at all," asserted tire vegetarian.  "But if you a'.e ine "  "I wculd simply be eating a peach."  No use talking, the meat diet isn't  the only thing that makes the mind active.���������Judge.   ������������������ ���������  . Commander Peary, the arctic explorer, .was asked recently how he accounted for the enduring enthusiasm for  pole-chasing.  "Because," he remarked sententiou;-  ly, "it is full of the pleasures of anticipation unmarred by the disappointments of realization."���������Boston  Post  ��������� ���������  ' "Which would you rather be���������truly  great or really smart V  "Smart, of course."  "Why ?"  "Well, you may be truly greit and  no one ever know    it, but if. you'rt  smart you can make people think that  you're great"���������Chicago  Post.  >   "Gracious 1" sighed Mr. De Spep-  sey, "I wish I could acquire an appetite."  "For goodness  sake!" exclaimed his  wife, "what do you want with an appetite ?   It would only give you more  dyspepsia."���������Philadelphia Press.  >   Bishop Potter says that years ago,  when he lived in Boston, Colonel Higginson was running for Congress. On  election day he met a negro going to  the polls, and was astonished to learn  that the negro wasn't geing to vote  for the leader of the black regiment.  "I said to Tom," said the Bishop,  "that I thought every consideration of  chivalry and honor should lead hiin  to support the man whe* had given the  negro race its greatest opportunity in  the civil war.  "Tom replied, T don't see that way.  I think chivalry and honor constrain  me to vote for the gentleman what  gave  me $5  this  morning.'"���������Bostcn  J?ost =   ������   The late Rev. Walpole Warren was  hearing the Sunday school repeat the  catechism one Sunday preceding confirmation when a boy from thc class of  small children ventured to ask a question of the minister.  "Mr, Warren." he inquired in an anxious tone, ''why docs the multiplication table make people wicked ?**  The minister thought at first that :h.*  child had taken occasion to. propound a  conundrum at a most unseemly time  and was about to reprove him when  the earnestness of the expression *!n  the upturned face assured him that  the question was- asked in good faith  and   required  a  reply.  "Why do you ask such a question.  John ? I. never knew it to do so." ht  said.  John turned to his catechism and  read from it with a mystified air the  question :  "Did man grow worse as he b.-gan  to multiply ?":  And the accompanying answer :  "He', did."���������New  York Times.  The Popular Girl.  KfiThat Is th* secret of some wome  ropularity with ment It U not goo  looks; It ia not dress; it is not mono)  You seo many a girl with all these es  collent qualities In oboundanoe sedulous  ly avoided by men; while other girls,not  specially endowed in these wave, hava ������  constant stream of men In their wake, j  Dorothy Dix, who knows something  of human nature, and specially of fej  male human nature, ninintnins that a  girl's popularity with men is not a matj  ter of chance; it it the direct result oj  a thorough and scientilic knowledge o|  how to "jolly" a man along, and in itj  as in everything else, success is tha rs*  ward of the cheerful worker.  Man  Is  not vain,  but,  she my*,,  likes  to  be  appreciated,  and    the- ���������  whose bump of appreciation i* th* lal  est gets the violets and thc candy. Mi  scorns  flattery,  but   hc  just  nawral  gravitate* toward tho place where* th  particular brand of hot air he prsfem *  wafted to him, and great in the Mfti  of the girl who knows how to pull tha  punkah.  The general plan of campaign of tl  girl who wishes to be popular is rr  simple. It consists in making ev.  man who comes ahout her feel that  Ks the favored one, and that until thai  hour the had never fully realized wh:  powers of fascination a man really 1  ssased. If she is bored she never sh  It. If she has preferences she never di;  plays them in public So matter ho������  clumsy Uie dancer, she looks aa if eh*  were having the timo of her life; ma  matter how long and tedious tbe story,  sht begs for more at'its end.  It is in the application of this p  ciple that lt pays to burn incense at  man's feet, however, that the "Jollla  shows her art. She uses the nicest dli  crimination ln selecting the particuli  "jolly" that will please. Sha would ne?  er, for instance, be guilty of the blundei  of calling a oallow college fledgling bjrtj  his Christian name, or treating him like*  a younger brother. On the contrary, she)  is careful to address him as "Sir.," audi  she asks his advice regarding matters ofl  manners and morals, "because," a* shaj  sweetly says, "you men of the worl"'  who have seen so much of life, can judjr;  go much better than we poor, weak w  men," and the young cub worships 1  her shrine while hc reflects how mucjj  more intelligent she is than that odio-  Smith girl, "who seems to think he is  mere schoolboy.  Should fate,'on the other hand, thn  into the "jollier's" path Grandpapa i .  stead of little Willie, she is apparent!;  oblivious of the vears that lie betwet-i  them, and scolds Lira for a naughty boy,  and threatens to stand him up in tha  corner if he doesn't learn his lesson, andt  remember that it is c-h-o-o-o-l-a-t-c-sj  and not marshmallows, that ahe likes.  ���������!  ���������When the popular girl goes out witli  a man she never takes the lead. Natnrsj  may, unfortunately, have made her bias  ger and stronger than her escort, bra  'the smaller he is the more she clings tj  him, and the more helplessly she looks  around her.  "Do you know," she says, "I always  like to go out with you, because I al  ways feel so safe, just as if nothing  oould happen to me. You have, such t  commanding air that people just mak<  way for you."  And the little man swells out hi* chest  and feels.about seven feet high, nnd asks  her on the spot if she wouldn't like tc  go to.a few of the flrst nights at th^'  theater.���������"Waverley Magazine." [  Growing the Sacred Lily.  The so-called Chinese lily, ot Chine  Sacred Life���������a variety of the polyant  narcissus���������is one of the best bulbs  home and school use.  It can be grown so easily ami sue  fully in water, that it is better to adop  this method rather than to plant it 1  earth. The very fact of its growing iB  water makes it more interesting, and  renders it especially useful for a nature*,  study lesson on the storage of plant-  food in thickened bulbs. Get as larga  bulbs as yon can, and put one or two in  a good-srled -wide bowl���������if of a Jan.uu.-34  pattern 30 much the better���������which hvi  .been about two-thirds filled with rathen  large pebbles. Set the bulb on top o*\  the pebbles, then nearly fill the bowt  with water, and set the jar away in ai  cool, dark place���������the cellar, for example}  ���������for four or five weeks, -pouring in mora  water every few days to supply thc los^  from" evaporation. At the end of thi^  .period the roots will be well started,  and the green leaves will begin to show.'  The jar may now bc brought into theT  light of a room, where it will develop  rapidly, and a few weeks later will produce beautiful masses of bloom. Peopl*  growing these bulbs are sometimes oisX  appointed on account of the failure ot.  .the blossoms to develop fully.    This i������  -usually- because- the���������plant has _ beeflL_  -forced" too rapidly; be sure to start Ul  slowly as recommended above.���������Th*  "Souse Beautiful"  Neglect a cough and contract7  consumption.  Consumption  Cure I^unK  cures consumption, but don't  leave it too long. Try it now.  Your money back if it doesn't  benefit you.  Prices: S. C. Wettj & Co.  ���������M  25c SOcJl   LcRoy.N.Y., Toronto, Can.  Rejected Mss. in China.  China is the only country in the worfi  where editors give a  thoroughly satis  factory reason for the return of manu  script   Here ls a sample letter sent by.  a Pekin editor to a would-be contributor to his journal:  "Illustrious brother of the sun and  moon. Look upon thy slave who rolla  at thy feet, who kisses the earth befora.  thee and demands of thy charity per-'  mission to speak and live.  "We have read thy manuscript with  delight. By the bones of our anoes'.ors.  we swear that never have we encountered such a masterpiece. Should wo  print it his Majesty the Emperor would  order us to take ft as a criterion and>  never again to print anything ������liior>  was not equal to it. As that would not  be possible before ten thousand yearai  all trembling we return thy manuscript  and beg of thee ten thousand pardons  See��������� my hand is at my feet, and I an^  the slave of thy servant.���������Thc Editor.   ,'  A story is told of the Marquis of '  terford, who was much at the court  George TV., and with whom he had a b  that three days in succession he wou  drive an equipage in Rotten Row inunM  diately before ...e King's, when none bo*t  royal carriages ' were allowed. On thn  third day the driver of the water-casM  -which was laying the dust before thii  royal carriage called out a cheery "Goo^  morning, sir. This is the third tune I'v*M  driven down before your MajestytK  There had been no s'.ipulntion aa to thej  kind of vehicle Ixtri Wa terford ���������was to*  drive. ,_-^-^. ; Revelstoke Herald and
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TlifltSllAY.   .M.M.rll   SI.    1IXM.
CONSERVA'FIVE VICTORY.
At the par.y ''.'tiicus, bold by the
government members Inst week, Premier 1-iuHer advised them tluit tho
M-ssion would hi* 11 short, oul*, but in
view of the very great increases in expenditure .-md the decision to iiresenl,
the Grand Trunk with more millions,
the opposition may be expected to discuss at length the ninny short comings
of the . administration. However,
should the government succeed in
forcing the measures through- the
House-, without discussion, otlieir than
by the opposition, it may reach prorogation by the middle of May. And
ii? that event it is generally believed
that the elections will bo held sometime towards the middle of June, but
should the present session be prolonged
it will be October before an election
takes place. It does not matter one
iota lo the Conservative-party when
the elections take place for they are
ready for the battle on a moments
notice.
The tide of victory is with the  Conservative party.    The latest triumph
lias been achieved in the stronghold of
Liberalism,  the  province of   Quebec.
Out of four seats,  Maskinonge,  Port-
neuf. Berthier   and   Shefford,   all   of
which returned  Liberals  by acclamation in 1900, the two first named  have
elected Conservatives by majorities of
over 200, and  this  in  the face  of  the
patronage of two governments.    That
the two redeemed  ridings are in  the
Quebec district, the political cradle  ��f
Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Premiei* Parent, whicli was claimed   to  be  utterly
lost   to   the   Conservatives,   is    most
gratifying to the party of "Canada, for
the Canadians."'
The Quebec disaster is the most
wonderful of a continuous series of
Liberal reverses in the last twelve
months. During that time British
Columbia lias returned a Conservative
administration: in Manitoba tlie Liberals have been luiried: in Ontario both
the Provincial and Federal Governments have lost, ground: in Quebec five
provinci.il seats have passed into the
bands of the Conservatives and iu the
Dominion bye-elections the Liberal
majorities have been.; cut. to pieces:
and in New Brunswick and Prince
Edward Island the Liberals have
sustained great loss.
These are signs of the times or fimjer
posts of prosperity, on which the
Conservatives base their belief of a big
victory for tliejr party at tlie next
.election.
coerce British Columbia, into a repeal
of the anti-Chinese legislation before
coolies are perm it f.ed to tro Ui South
Africa. Conservatives and Liberals
alike will ever, \yv hope, unite against
such proposal, li, is jih-asant to give.
Premier rMi.ISi-Iue ci-edi'.. for standing
rrp for n 'while iJi'ilisli i'nlumliiu.' "
I'lesidenl licsovell ionk a vevy pronounced si a nd in his reply t.o the
agitation raised by ('ntiipor.*-, the
President ol* tin* Trades and Labor
t'nioii. over tlio dismissal of .Miller,
tlie foreman, at tlio (ioveiiiuient Printing ollice.
Mr. Ilosevelt will recognize any (inference between union and. non-union
bill, will hear the complaints of each
alike and (leal with eitliof as lie sees
lit, having at, all limes the welfare of
the American nation I'oi'inost in view
t-rjur  and a half per  cent   on
First Mortgage Loan.
11* you have money out at two to
.four per cenl;, write to tiie midiir-
signed who can place your money so
it will net you fc m- and. one, half per
cent on first-class city property where
the insurance on the property will
cover tho full amount of loan.
The people of the South am making
more money than the people of any
section of tlie union. Fruit growing
and truck farming pay large profits
because the [armor 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 farmers large return
and these crops are sine. No droughts
to cause a failure..' Where people are
making-money is the place to loan for
sure and safe return of principal and
interest.
I give as reference Hon. Walter
Clark, Chief Justice of .Supreme Court
for Nortli Carolina, Raleigh, N. 0:
Mr. tTosephns Daniels, Kdilor Daily
News and Observer, the leading daily
in North Carolina, Raleigh; Mr. John
11. Sharp, Treasurer Seaboard Air
Line Railway, Portsmouth, Va., and
Mr. IS. IL Clement, Editor Daily
Transcript, Illusion, Mass. PL yon
want .rny information nbout the
South, its lands, water powers, best
place to spend winter, etc., as well as
loaning money, write me and i will
gladly reply. Address John T.
Patrick. Piuubln fi, N. C.
An Appi>iidlcltl��   Knmanoe.
A curious marriage was performed
at the Brooklyn Hospital recently, Dr.
Charles Seldon, a young physician,
was taken to tho hospital to undergo
an operation for appendicitis, from
which a fatal result wns feared by
(tho surgeons. The doctor was engaged to Miss Gortrudo Thwing, the
daughter of tho well-known American
missionary to China. She followed
hiin to tha hospital, and then in view
of the danger it wins decided that the
marriage should precede the operation. Both were anxicus to be wedded, even if death should at onco pronounce a divorce. So there, at the pa^
ticnt's bed, in presence of the stir-
Keons and with a liberal display of instruments around, the marriage ceremony was performed, and was immediately followed by the operation. Both
were successful. T>r Seldon bore biny
self well in both cases, and has happily survived both, and will probably
got up from his hospital bed in a tew
days, made happy by tho romovemenl
of his ailment aud tlio addition of a
.wife. i
It is hoped that Mrs. Seldon, who
has escaped being made a widow, will
enjoy many years as �� happy wife.
Y��ll1l���@@
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that, the majority of people (lo  rrot know  that the ^S
right glasses will j*ivo that needed rest. jjtt
WE WILL MXAAllNI'l   YOUR   EYKS  FREE   OF -*jg
CHARGE, rrrrd if you feel that you are justiiled in ~J8
wearing glasses we can fit ���you.     A largo quantity -^jj>
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AULA BSIJB ��� WATCHMAKER,--' 3
EDITCRIAL NOTES.
Although the Dominion Government
ha.- disallowed the 13. C. Oriental Leg-
��� islation of la.st year, the new act. on
siuiiliar lines to the Xatal Act, put
through hy the Local Parliament, for
the present year, still holds good.
Jt i.s su-aiigt- that the Dominion
House should T-hi.-hl itself with '-Imperial Reasons*', in the face of the quite
recent letter from the ex-.Secretnry
of the Colonies. Mr. C'hamlierlain, to
the effect that the Imperial Govein-
msnt were quite willing that British
Columbia should have legislation siuiiliar to the Natal Act, for restrncting
Oriental immigration. At any rate, if
the Jinpciia! Parliament allows, as she
does, such acts in >"atal. Australia and
other Colonies, surely B. C, which i.s
affected more directly and to which it
is of vastly greater moment, than any
other section of the Colonies���should
lie made no exception, and such wn
liazzard is not the case but that there
arc* other reasons which the Liberal
Government, as comprised in the
Grand Trunk Pacific advocates, would
lie quite able to answer.
Pertimeiit lo this question, is a note
in the Vancouver World, a stuanch
Liberal paper, as follows:
"It is satisfactory to have 'official
authority' for the statement that there
is no truth in the report that the Chinese government is  again  endeavoring
PAINTED WITHOUT CONSENT
Clio Hair   Was Gicicn   nnd Hl�� WUi.tltevS
Wero Ked.
"Can tne Ethiopian change his sklnV
or the leopard his spots?"
No. but Michael Feenny of Paikvillo
���can do a stunt worth two of either of
those. His friends say that it really
Isn't so bad; the green's above the red
���where it should be and that's somo
consolation, says the New York Sun.
���But Michael Feeney himself, dossn t
see it that way. Patriotism's all very
well in its place, but when a man bas
bright green hair and red whlskera
5t's going too far. And besides, these
sentiments were not voluntarily expressed; they were forced upon him,
ffhls is how it happened:
Mr. Feeney was strolling along the
<juiet streets of Parkville when ho
caught sight of two of his friends. Mr.
Bill Forker and Mr. Bill Brady, engaged in painting the cottage owned
hy Mrs. Chambers. Mr. Forker was
Elopping on red paint and Mr. Brady
was doing the trimmings with gre-n.
Being artistic by nature, Mr. Feeney
approached the spot, where they wera
Sforhing..
yes
The top of th'   marnin'  to
said he to his friends.
But the two at work were engaged
In a heated argument and paid no at��
tention to the interruption.
"Oi don't belave It," said Brady.
'���Now Oi'm tellin' yez rois'ut. Why,
it's all over the place." said Forkijr.
Mr. Feeney became curious*.
"Phwat's Uie news, byes; phwat's nl)
over the place?"
"Mud," says Drarty. and the two
painters began to laugh.
"Oi suppose that ye mane thot by
.way of a Joke," said Feeney. Then ho
started for the street. Forker slipped
up to his side and drew the red paint
(brush quickly across his whiskers. A3
the old man turned upon his decorator
���Brady slipped up from the other sldo,
knocked off his hat, and drew tho
green paint brush deftly over his head.
He was angry at being hit, but never
for a moment suspected that he had
fceen painted a swell. '
"So thot's the way ye trate ma
friendly advances Is it?" said Feeney.
Shaking his fist at the two, he turned
on bis heel and started for home. On
Ills way several persons looked sharply at bim and then turned away and
snickered. Feeney began to suspect
that all wan not af. It should be, hut
lie was not prepared for the sight that
met hie eyes when he looked lno th?
mirror at hi.s home.
"Howly Oireland!" he exclaimed.
'"Tis a red and grane Bluebeard thero
afther makin' of me. The scoundrels!
PI'll have, the law on thla ylt."
���With that determination Mr. Feeney confronted Judge Speers in ths
Flatbush court yesterday morning.
"Hov yoz no law for the loikes of
���thim, your Honor? Is It conwthi-
thooshunal on Long Island to do
sjiairitin' widout the consint of tho
painted?"
The Court expressed sympathy and
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Only sixteen hours from New
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CoiTcipodclirr.L'C, ling-lisli, Sliorth.-iucl and
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antl Cigars.
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Large, Lig;ht bedrooms.
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Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
Heating.   Electric Wiring &
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Pipe3. Valves and Fittings.
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ASSAY WORK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS
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(5 uxr.rcsH |>roinptly iitlcnilcd to.
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asasjm 7  THE MAORIS  Quite a crowd assenihled last Thursday evening at the opera house to hear  Mr, Itawei's farewell lecture on hi.s  native land���������New Zealand. Those who  attended were amply repaid in tho  very pleasing and interesting address  given by the gentleman, on the. Maori  life.   . . .,  There is an enormous opinion in  many minds that thu Maoris and the  native Aborigines of Australia, are  one and tho snine people. The difference is suflleionlly startling to settle  nil doubt ns to the superiority of one  race over the other, Many of the  Maoris ate occupying positions of note  in the   native  parliament   and   have  topid, in another hot. in another boiling. The Maori woman does not take  the trouble to make a fire when she  wants to cook her dinner. Tying up  hei' potatoes or lish in a fibre basket,  she simply drops them into some basin  ot" boiling water and in a little while���������  presto!���������draws them out cooked.  The geysers of Miioi-rlarrd are among  its principal attractions. Upward  shoots the water in various shapes and  to different heights, to glisten in the  sun and fall back again iu spray that  sparkles like ton thousand diamonds,  indeed, one can make a geyser of his  own! lie has only to lake it sharp  pointed stick and puncture th*; ground  to a little depth, wheu the water  begins to ascend, cnlurgening the cavity, and 11 geyser is the result!   Every  Revelstoke Assessment  District  NOTICK  IS   HKItKBV ClVI-'N* ill ncconlruruu  witli the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue  Tux ami asuen-suil taxes ami Incuine Tax, assessed  anil levied under the Assessment   Act,   1003. and  aiueinliitetit.H,  are now due mid payable at tliu  ottice uf tlie  I'riivinclal  Assessor at tho Court  I louse, ltevelstoke.   Tlris noiice irr terms of law-  is equivalent to a jiersnnal dementi hy me upon ail  persons liable for taxes.  Dated at ltevelstoke, ll.n., as at April 1st, 19(M.  FltK.D FKASKU, Assessor ami Collector,  Kevelstoke Assessment District,  ltevelstoke, II, C.  Notice To Contractors.  *.-    ���������?���������*������������������  -     MAORI  otherwise educated themselves till like  Mr, Rawei, they are on an equal footing with the. educated class of thc  English speaking peop.le. -  The   native   Australians, ��������� however,  liave shown not the slightest inclination toward advancement.   All efforts  to civilize:and instruct theni have been  ' of no avail.    They live now as  they  ��������� always have,   in  an   uncivilized   and  . ignorant sUite, and as a   people   will  ��������� soon  be extinct, for   they   naturally  elicit no sympathy from the people, 'of  -Australia, who shoot   them   down   at  .sight as a rule.  Tlie history of tbe Maoris as a seper-  atc people dates back, according to  tradition, 800 years. At that tinie a  native priest Kupe, living on one of  the Hawaian islands, incurred the dis-  pleasurn of the ruling chief  and   wns  GIRLS.  ���������part of this locality is riddled with hot  springs, some of which slfoot'out of  the ground from small apertures, while  0111014 are large steaming pools. They  are of all degrees of temperature; and  while you may cook your dinner in  one. you may take a'delightful bath in  another and get scalded to death in a  third. Quaintly carved whares (native  houses) are clustered promiscuously  among the springs, and it is no unfre-  queul occurrence to see a handsome  youth or darked-eyed maiden come  out from the portals of a native hut,  in the primitive costume of nature and  jump into one of the pools, utterly unconscious of any immodesty; they  bathe in the warm silvery waters for  hours, looking like, beautiful, bronze  statues encased in blocks of crystal,  In appearance, these young people are  SKAI.EI) TKXDKKS, endorsed "Tender! for  School House," will be received Iiy tiie undersigned  up to noon on Tuesday, thu Mil of April, 11104, for  the erection and completion of a one-room frame  school-house at Arrowhead, West Kootenay, Jl. C.  l'laus, specifications, forms of tender and contract may tie .seen on arrd after the 2Stli March,  1UU4, at the oltice of the Uoveirnuent Agent, ltevelstoke, arrd at tire liands and Works Department.  Victoria.  Tenders will not be considered unless made upon  tlie printed forms supplied for the purpose, and  tbe agreement to execute a bond appended to tiie  form of tender is duly signed hy tlio contractor  himself and two responsible sureties, residents !of  the I'rnvince, in-tlie penal sum of $-260.00 for the  faithful performance of the work.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  W. S. GORE.  Deputy Commissioner of Lauds & Works,  Lands aird Works Department,  Victoria, B. 0. ,  NOTIOE.  Notice is liereby given that sixty days nfter date  1 intend to apply to the Cliief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for permission to purchase  the following described lands situated on tire  North side of Upper Arrow Lake near the mouth  of Columbia Kiver in Wc3t Kootenay District  commencing at a post planted on'the north side of  Upper Arrow.Lake anil on the East boundary of  Lot :<34, Group One, and marked T. Kilpatrick's  south west cornei -post; tbence rrorth 20 chains;  tlience east 60 chains: thonce south 2D eliains;  theuce west uo chains to tire point of commencement; containing 120 acres more or less.  Dated this 23rd day of February, 1904.  T. KILPATRICK.  NOTICE.  .Notice is liereby given that 60 days after date I  will apply to .tire Chief Commissioner of .Lands  and Works for a special licence to cut and carry  away timber from tlie following deseribed lands:  Commencing' at \V. Sutherland's couth east post  situate on the ��������� west - bank of the nortli fork of  Fastall Creek, theuce north 160 chains, tlience  wftst - 40 chains, thence .south 160 eliains, thence  east 40 drains to tire poirit'of commencement.  And  Commencing atjW. Sutherland's south westcorner post; situate about oue quarter of a mile north  west from tlie soutii west corner of .lot 871, thence  soutli SO -chains, .'thence east' 80 chains, thence  north 80 eliains, therrce west 80 chains to?the  point of commencement,  Dated ISth March, 1004.  W, SUTHERLAND.  NOTICE,  Notice is heieby piveu tliat two months after  tiie publication of tins notice I intend to apply to  tlie Cliief Commissioner, of Lands and, Works for  permission to?purchase; 'the following described  iaudssituate on the; nortli-: side of .Upper'Arrow  Lake," in West Kootenay.district:  Commencing at a post planted near tire Indian  jrraveyard," about half a mile east of tlie Canadian  l'uciffc Railway. Company's station at Arruwiread  and marked "Jas. Id. Nelson's nortli -west corner,"  therrce east 80 chains, tlience soutli to tlie shor-i  line'of Arrow lake, 20; eliains more or less; tlience  .west along the -shore line SO. chains more or less,  tlience north 20 chains more or less to thc pointof  commencement.  Dated tliis 15th day of January, 1004.  '  JAS: H. NELSON.  ..**"" NATIVES OF  compelled to flee for his.life, Stocking  a canoe with provisions he sailed south  east and discovered the island of New  Zealand. He returned to liis native  land with such wonderful tales of the  ���������richness and beauty of the new land,  that������large party set out and with  many adventures Anally settled in- the  * islands of New, Zealand mid * founded  what is now* known as the M4ori fctjb.o,  As a proof  that  this  is  true,   tbe  * language of the Maori tribe ��������� and the  fXaiyaians are much siiiiiliiir, Also  PWpy of their customs and religious  ritas iwso ,tji,e mine. Further than this,  -although tbfe (djstaivue from Hawaii is  nearly 4,000 miles, -yah r\ytve Js aljiuisl  n complete chain of islands en route,  so Uie story of thoir origin from the  islands of Hawaii is quite feasible.  Mooi'iland    is    wonderland    in   its  springs.   Those springs, hundreds of  theni, in basins contiguous ono to un-  -, other, are filled with writer of all  temperatures.  In one it is cold, in another I  AUSTRALIA.  straight, of good physical proportions  and of line mental make-up. They  have large hut sad eyes, finely modelled aquiline noses, round faces, and  their lips; though full, are not sensuous.  The men are manly; the women, many  of them, real beauties. They usually  dress in a single, garment made ' of  native ilax plant, the fibre of which  they ingenously prepare and then  n>anufi*.pt(irp into their dress. It is  not such a gnrmunt ag l.adjpg %fld  gentlemen wear on Fifth avenue, New  York, or on the broad streets of commerce in Canadian cities, but to the  native mind, it is simple, picturesque  and becoming.  The people as a- -whole; are artistic,  }ie,r,iullf������l, imitative, fond of adornment  particiilajtjy in thuir horifps, wh|cl) nre  within and without handsomely caryeilj  representing noted ancestors of their  tribe.  The country is rich in minerals and  fruits and for natural beauty, with its  steaming geysers, mountain lakes and  luxuriant valleys is unsurpassed by  any country in the world.  IN THE COUNTY COURT OF KOOTENAY,  HOLDEN AT REVELSTOKE,  Irr the matter of Alexander Green, deceased, nnd  ( : in' tlie matter of thc "Ofiicial Administrators'  Act," dated 14th dny of, March, A: D., 1904.  Upon reading tlie affidavit of Malcom Eweu  Doherty, it is ordered, that George S. McCarter,  Official Administrator for part of tha County of  Kootemiy, shall be'Administrator of all and singular the: estate of Alevuider Green, deceased,  and thatiiotioe of tliat order be published irr four  i-sues of tlie Revelstoke HICIULI) newspaper, published at Kevelstoke, JJ. C.  J. A. l'OEIN,  inch 17���������it  IN THE COUNTY COURT OF KOOTENAY.  HOLDEN AT REVELSTOKE.  In the matter of 'Jenny Charlotte Anderson, deceased, arrd in tlie matter of the "Official Administrators' Act," dated 14tlr day of March,  A. D.,1904.  Upon reading tire affidavit of Morris August  Anderson aiul-thc-reiiuneiation-execiite(i_by said  Morris August Anderson, it is crdered, tliat George  S. McCarter, Official Administrator for part of the  County of Kootenay, sir nil lie Administrator of all  and singular the estate al Jenny Charlotte Anderson, deceased, and that notice of tluit order lie  published in four issues of tire Kevelstoke HEIULD  newspaper, published at Revelstoke, B. C.  ���������J. 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Agriin I see tlis sign "yeast" over  the  tow, s-ecessed brewery door; it is "right  i r'U*r school*' o: a Friday afternoon, and  l.^wrparson's J'ttle girl, in ���������white, stiffly  jr*t>-ched  panta't-'ttes,  am  setting  forth  ������t*it x*he children of the neighborhood on  ���������Ac weekly trip to the brewery for yoast  ��������� ���������������. little tin |.nil in my hand In whioh  .��������� t-rpper oent is rattling.   I join the race  i- tobs .the lon^;  bridge -with a troop of  . ���������' ��������� -.���������nnd girls.   That wan the day when  A   -���������wers' yeast -.vns greatly preferred to  - .lt-xizin, or ] senator sn'fcins, by many  .XcK-aekeepera, even thong who had rigid  atvwnipon the temperance question sel-  JfioiTfierraittin;- tho*e view* to militate  *gt;*jj������t the Sarnrday's baking, providing  Aiiat ihe yeaat was retailed where a bar  mtarot in eviiicnca.  VUdike Ure luost of the regular tasks  /^Kj^fif .^Tyroperly   trained, useful  ohild of  wrV}rfty ^years   apo���������when  Oie r boy  Ralph  "*!���������: .'VajSo/'.like n-muy of hla claaa. filled the  /' - r%-8.>dttn wood-liox,   as't the  table,  and  f --- .-*-: *>*������.���������. upfed the steel knives and forks daily  ���������   -*",?W���������-,;eang for yeast to a. brewery had an  -iriS3k������h; ding charm for children who, but for  rJ������-*;'.*th i ^weekly errnnd, might never have en-  -r^aSSerir ?d*3ie local 'ty where the brewery was  -nflfcj2>ili.  l(ea���������a new' world to many ot us,  asflelightfu!   phases of comradery���������  ��������� iihat Tittle tin pail was a social le-  jt-~a. marvvloiw promoter of t'he de-  aratic idea.    The old atone brewery,  ;b*������ip above a deep luvine, actualized  ��������� idea of a giant's castle. That be-  'dsthe vau'ilike room in- the cellar,  Te������ big n: :n in a white apron filled  ��������� rpaSL-a with n long-handled ladle from  it tjare, an-i irropped up the counter  scoopeu   ',-'.   our  oopperu  -with  unlive    dign'ty.  dungeons ' could    be  nd, I never doubted.  he sawdust   on  the floor,  the grimy  dow bar-red with heavy oobweba, was  rinntingly    .tssociated    wibh    certain  cy-booki'l; -d been forbidden to read  Bomance ot tlie Forest," nnd the like,  en r'the hot  rolls came in on a Sun-  -Qnoriiing  1   Iind  it  all  over  again,  -. (saying noiiiiiu* about it, of course  iftWurst f.-oiii the co.ta.raot, the roar  ri'e .falling water, the smell, of inalt���������  ' il 3<ot seen  the yeast of those rolls  ruing round in tlie eddiea of the swift  re-it?   .   .   .. It -was .the rule to lift  rrgpail cover and take a sniff. Strange  irswhat smelled so good was so disap-  riing to taste, for taste we did, once  'esist, 'satisfied to sniff ever after,  here could be no loitering oh the way  ic else the mysterious byways lead-  ��������� o'.'i  the main thoroughfare had been  loied;  birt it  wa.s something to see,  ojisrh the cracks in thc sidewalk and  iiiilly   close  to  our feet,   the  madly  hing waters of raceways���������to hear tlie  n������ of   machinery���������to   watoh  for  one  iS'.ng moment a. gigantic wheel that  ���������ie.Hji creaking and dripping from a  %'ilei=~-iy?AAi!j&z  abyss  to  plunge    headlong    into  |������^#,{.'~S:(,!2ak,iess' again.    I had  only  to  make  |?5*S* :v-B.T3elf believe, as I easily could, that it  >ri-4������i.^i--<(iasialive,  that  -iifferinw wheel,  to ox-  i '*������***%g������>zr'2Biec the se-Tation uiat was the su-  g-i:A\:.'-:?hi*zr'i*mr cu.liiiii:;it.:.-?i of the enjoyment of  AA^iyAA'i^-tri'p.    "So yeast to-day," wae some-  !A FA  L WOOING  BY   LAURA  JEAN   LIBBEY |  ���������Author of MThe Crime of Hallow-E'en," "The Flirta. ons   J  a Beauty," "Willful Gaynell," "Little Leafy ������  " Only a Mechanic's Daughter," etc. ^  ���������������������������������������������������������.������.������������������ ������������������������������������^������������������.���������-������������������������������������������'*������ ���������������������������������������������������������������������^���������������������������������������������������������������ft^*******  too the full extent of the law for (your  vile scheme I"  Izetta raised her hand supplic.it-  ingly.  '���������Mercy, mad.-im,'' she whispered, "1  beg of you to sp;u\i u,e 1*'  "Mercy,'* sneered the irate, mother;  "what mercy would you show my  poor Loraine, were it in your power ?  You are a scheming adveu'uress;  cunningly you laid your plin.s to  gain an entrance irrto thia home!"  "As Heaven is' m.v judge, madam.  I "  "Stop," commanded Mrs. Lorrimer,  sternly;  "it   is  not  for such as  -  &SHT-  ���������notugn-.  ������������������ i'-egSil.  f %:yy'  M  "---^'���������3...  ? f"~  ���������/:;���������-"  ������j  ii  V^ix-: lii'iit?  ������������������AAm-zt  .������-~>2*',:*>  l%-^*������!.n-  v.rl  Vti-*^^--  ;:'.*s;-*a-. zt-zstt-'.  m  m  /'���������/ U: res (inili: ���������-���������ii! by the brewery door.  ":-.',:���������.��������� friend \,'.... writes poems of a fair  -. .--3 i;:.:*.J who i!>������"d to carry a yeast pail,  -tyva " j^tlnit she would give something for  ���������'-nm tmld signb"nrd to hang up in her  ;-.-j-tl. .-k'sliop at  lines.  "Sow. Johm.v." my grandson hears  "ia, "run to -lie grocery, quick, please,  I airing a t*o';e of compressed yeast."  arcan I hei;! feeling sorry for John-  .' < --So mucli lias been "oompressed"  i^^sor-1. bf his .experience. Generoi Crook, I  ������������������������ *.ember, cc'^'.; not explain just why. a  Hte Apache suited him better in a  uV-et Uran in store clothesj nor why  c'.i -warrior of Gerouimo'a hostiles  i.-used'an ear-trumpet offended his  ia concerning the fitness of things���������  "ja j;:.l papooses with nursing bottles and  ���������Asa. - licine-men smoking cigarettes. "Veri-  "'i^ity. the compre'-=ed. yeast .of utility has  " 5jti! ie short wi.-k of much of the old  i..SSr;.ven of romance.  *i>5-"?--i-'������  yjAiyyi;  ia-.:.  s?*\  ���������  <k  Cutting Mr. Whistler's Hair.  ���������Mr. "Whistle;- treated his hair as a bit  --.-���������a-aaf. decoration,    llany   ri   time   have   I  ���������nS>? -n   with   him   to  his  hairdresser's  in  i&3?i.ient street, nnd very serious and iin-  -pc-tsnt was tl-.u dressing of the master'3  ifeid.   ���������Customers e ased  to  be interested in  -ovilioir-.--/wn iro.-n: *, operators stopped their  - .-^nxnijiulatioiu ������������������ everyone    turned      to'  VwattSi \Vhistler having his hair dressed.'  :_    ^The 3-rocess w^.-^j-oughly this.   The hair  was~^nmWear"~^t^"leH^~ratheir"lohg,'*  .���������A\~iUi.:er   me.11.r.iiile  directing   tho   out-  *   - -ti-ig i*f even.- io-k a* he watched the at-  **n������������- ldsnt in the '.-irtas.   And the poor fcl-  ~le v, only  too  ��������� msclous of the delicacy.  ai'  bis task. c'..;..k and trembled as he'  -#������������������ 'nipulated hU scissors.  Tbe cjippii.g onco completed, Whistler  k 'iiM   wave   t '���������:?   operator   Imperiously  ���������>r-   one side  ai 1 we watched for awhile  l..e l������ck vie-,-.- of this dapper little fig.  ��������� ��������� r.re������an-*ying Itrmsclf in the gloaa, stop-  .}"'���������?   now   hn,'.:wards,   now     forwardi.  ,.-.-"'iii   Mcnly, to .ti.e intense suniriae of tho  - ~-X, ���������itanders. he ������������������.-ould dive his head into  *j'tm "oasin of wai *r and half dry his hair.,  . i--.������h iking it intr, iriatt*d wet curls. Then  - -*-ith n comb hi- would carefully pick out  . a |h 3 white lock, a tuft of white hair jimt  ��������� ���������*--:,.*hm bis fore! end, wrap it in a towel.  ���������-��������� v--_c-������j.d-.(ivalk abou: the room for from flvo  ?'.>-<-. ten minutes, pinching lt dry, with thc  ���������*������������������-.������   't of his hnir hanging over his eye������.  Phis stage of the process caused gre.-'t  --. --*  iusement  at   lhe   hairdresser's.    Still  ' '.-iAJ.i' -uiing the towel. Whistler would then'  :'$:i-lii*t -the rest  ni  Hia hair into..ringletm  -    < to have combed it wcmld not have given  -. . %ha'.-right quality),  until  it  fell in  de-  "   eorative wavw all over hia head. A loud  ������eream would then rend the air���������Whist-  ��������� wanted a  comb!    This procured, be  fould comb the white lock into a feath-  ��������� .-plume, and with a few broad move-.  of hte band form the whole Into  f--m pictur*.   Then he would look beaming-  i.-%i'\f at himself in ths glass and say two  -vi**'   ���������cnls���������"iienpe3, runaring"���������and sail trl-  A:   vsiphantly out of tbe shop.   Once hc got  '-3 * tat������ a four-wheeler, put his head out.  Ir% tin Aat just  touched  the window  and  ������������������ .\-*l *BaarrBnged  his hair.    Whistler stopped'  fit  'i\  Tho old fluto- maker accompanied  her to the crossroads, where tliey  found the Boston and Silvernook  atago in waiting.  "I shall be sure to come lo-morrow  evening," said Izoltn, leaning out of  tho doorway to shako Abel's outstretched hand; "iiei-hri ps a little latter, and alone; yet 1 nvill be sure to  oome."  The lumbering stage- couch was  barely lost to sight in the distance,  ere a man omergod from ithe dense  oopso-wood that skirted the road-  aide.  There waa none near to hear him.  He laughed a   low, -mocking laugh.  "Ah, coquettish dame fate," he cried,  "flow you ai������ kind. You goad us on 10  madness by your frowns, but when  you smile���������ahl how you smile -upon  us mortals I 'How little did'I think  When I rowed my boat to this sequestered upat that I sh'ould fcneet  my pretty little runaway beauty.  My sweet Izetta will come here, alone,  ���������t dusk to-morrow eve, eh?"  (He laughed again, long and loud.  "But ahe shall not leave, it alone,  for  I   will   bear   her company I"  'Heath Hampton, for it was he, gazed at the foot of th������ alder buehea  .where he had secreted his golden  treasures. '  There was naught but the ''��������� night  Winds to hear his plans, ho told himself, why should he not speak out?  "Ahl why iadeod?" whispered the  fickle winds.;  "X will, have my boat and a thick,  dark cloak in waiting to-imorrow eve,"  he soliloquized; "f will wrap it quickly about her; struggle then, iny  sweet, as much as you like, 'twill be  in vain. I will be as deaf to your  prayers and entreaties as you were  to mine. Thore was a time I might  have been'kiiid; but when you scorned  my love you awoke a slumbering  demon who will make you his wife,  curb your proud spirit, tame your  pride, bond your will to subjection,'  though it breaks youi' heart. Ay, and  a thousand hearts as well. By the  time the sun shall break upon anolh-  er morrow, wc shall be far away from  tho shores of America, my bonny  Jewel. I risk much by loitering a  single hour upon American soil. There.  do I peril my very liberty for you,  my sweet, thankless Izella I"  Flattering himself thai his plans  were laid well and deeply, Heath  Hampton quickly re-entered his  boat, nnd with long, sweeping, energetic strokes pushed out in the 'direction of Hampton  riaco.  Aa the sokwnn darkness shut him  out of sight, Vatal, the dwarf, cvopt  from his  place of concealment.  ���������Not a word or n motion had f\scap-_  ed his attention. n������ deft ly comnicne-"  ed the search for the. hidden treasure:  long and patiently be worked; the  moon rose, its friendly rays piercing  tho dense gloom.  At last his hand caiue in contact,  wilh tho coveted prize; quickly hi* removed it, heaping the. erirlh back into its place.  Ho grasped the. box firmly unde-  bis arm. wiping lho perspiration from  his dninp brow ;rs he stooped down,  untied his own boat, and clambered  hastily into it. '   '..  "Farewell, cold, heartless woman,"  he cried, shaking his finger in the  direction of Hampton.-Court, "fare-:  well, thou mieahest and'most dastardly of sons���������I have be������m your dupe,  too long; your sins shall recoil on your  own  reckless  heads !"     -'.-''  Ho rested his arms thoughtfully a  moment on his oars. <A-'beautiful,  innocent, pleading face rose up before him. ..--.-���������.������������������  "Miss Kienzi was the only one who  was ever kind to me," he muttered.  Suddenly he put his hand up to his  brow.  "I have not t'he courage to do it,"  he whispered to himself; "! dare not !"  He devoutly wished in his heart  that the dastardly plan of Heath  ���������Hampton might bo frustrated on Uie  morrow; then he struck out down 'the  stream in quite an opposite direction  from Hampton  Place.  Loraine TJlYgsford stood on the yer-  ffndaT'whicl^opfhea^u  view of that self-same river, watching the gleaming stars as they mirrored themselves in the bosom of thu  rippling water, the hours wero drawing on; dusk hnd settled into dnrk-  Ineas, she wns still waiting for her  husband.  She saw a dark shadow flit quickly down tho stream with the tide.  Sho little knew 'twas an evil omen  crossing  hor  life.  It was tho boat, of Vatal, the dwarf.  love which consumed her. Sb.e must  hear his voice a.... iii.o������v aiaother  churned him.  It w.-.s hi range thnt ili-nugh all she  still cling tu ti.u bolK'i .nut bur inui-  riago   wus   li.'gu..  "if r.ot, 1 shall hear it from his  own  l:ps,"   sho   whispered,   tattering-  I*y-  If ao great 0 wrong had been done  her, who believed her heart would  break then and  there.  It did not matter much what hnp--  poned after that; ahe could not rest  nor breathe while even the faintest  shadow bovered over the fair name  of her innocent child. She forgot all  else in the dark sorrows of rthe outraged  wife  and   mother.  The lights were not lit in either library or smoking- room; the long,  French windows were thrown, wide  open, and ������he flickering. moonbeams  bathed each room in its pale, white  light.  Izetta nervously entered the library, lier dark eyes .scanning the  deep, shadowy corners wit'h a 'hurried (glance.     '.',-���������  It seemed quite deserted save by  ber own presence.  She could hear TJhnont and "Lo-  raine's laughter out on the lawn;  he was evidently not in the smoking  room.        ��������� , . ." *.  She glided down the long drawing-  room with a beating heart. So intense was her excitement her dress  brushed the low, cushioned rocker in  which Mrs. Lorrimer was reclining;  but  Izetta   did  not   see   her. The  lady  turned  her  head   slightly.  "Ahl" she, muttered, quite under  her breath; "Mrs. Ross again I"  She.bit her lip with vexation,- as  she wished devoutly that the mother  and child were away from Ulvesford  Manor with their dark, sparkling, foreign faces.  "This is. tho creature.-Loraine tells  me ia lying dangerously ill in her  room, when f have just met her  stealing stealthily down the carriage  drive; all the long day she does not  make her appearance, and now in the  darkness of night she steals down to  the library. Wihat does she here, I  .wonder?"  She farily held her breath upon  seeing Izetta proceed directly toward tho smoking- room. The door  stood open and she fearlessly entered.  From the refloctipn in an opposite  mirror Mrs. Lorrimer saw her  draw from her bosom a white envelope which she placed beside the  snatch-safe on the mantel, then turned ' with the fJeetness of a startled  deer, disappearing through the long  open window and down the lilac path  in  the moonlight.  A strango light gleamed in Mrs.  Lor rimer's  oyes.  "I must breathe no word of this  to my poor Loraine," she thought;  "I must act upon my own judgmenc."  Mrs. Lorrimer was a proud conscientious lady, who would have  scorned to do a mean act; yet for  the sake of .her idolized Loraine she  told herself she must know the contents of the letter which had "been secretly conveyed to her daughter's  husband under cover of night; she  felt fully justified in acquainting herself with  its concents.  There are women who would have  raged and stormed had they rend the  contents of that note; she did nothing of the kind; for an instant-she  held  it over  the grus jet.  "No." she-."aid, crushing the letter  in her hand, "*?:'will not do that. I  will go myself and confront her. I  will wring from her lips the secrai  she holds, force her to tell by what  right ehe dares demand an interview  with the husband of Loraine."  She threw a dark shawl quickly  over her head", crushing the letter in  her tight grasp as though it were  the life of the 'hapless.'girl whom sbe  was going forth   to meet.  At each step slie took her fierce  fury fanned itself into new flame.  There was little mercy in the mother's heart when she. thought of her  trusting   Loraine. f  _.__As Izetta-heard the hurried,, fopt-  ���������fou to call upon Heaven to hear you."  "Madam," responded Izetta, sadly,  "believe me, had -J known what I  now know, I abuuld huva flung myself into the depths of yonder silent  river rather than arosa thia  threshold." I  '  fThe cold, taunting laugh of lira.  Xiorrimer stung her almost to madness  as she continued:  "Why did you not add ���������you did not  'dream Ulmont Ulvesford bad such a  charming young  wife ?"  "God help me, no, I did not know  thut," moaned Izetta.  "Yet, with your false arts, you  would seek to win bin/ from her,"  cried Mrs. Lorrimer, hoarsely.  "No," answered Izetta, "I never  did that, madam,  I��������� I-���������"  "Wellf' questioned her companion,  grimly.  "I avoided him," responded Izetta.  ..  lAgain Mrs. Lorrimer laughed,   that  peculiar,    taunting, laugh,       pointing  grimly  to Ut* notje. she held crushed  in-her hand. ;  "Tills certainly, looks like it," she  ���������aid. 1  "I wanted to look upon his. faoe  just once, madam,-" she said, brokenly ; "then I would be content to go  away, breatbing no word, and die."  The wof ul agony in the' young voice  did not reach the hoartf of the impassioned mother.  "Speak, girl I*" cried Mrs. Lorrimer, grasping Izetta firmly, cruelly,  by both shoulders. "What is Ulmont  Ulvesford to you f"  "I cannot tell you ���������I must not, for  Loraine's sake."  "Do not mention my pure Loraine!"  shrieked the irate mother; "don't dare  to mention her, I say. Once again I  ask you to divulge  this secret."  "And I������ ��������� repeat I cannot," said  Izetta,  in a   low,  trembling voice.  The sorrow of that bsautiful.droop-  ing face was lost in th<s intense anger of Mrs.  Lorrimer's heart./  "I say I shall knawi what all this  means, Miss or Mrs. ���������Heaven best  knows which of the two names you-'  have the right to bear."  "Yesl" cried Izetta, drawing herself up proudly, and answered' in  clear, ringing tones. "Heaven does  knorwrl I am an honorably wife I"  "A precious example of an honorable  wife, forsooth, making appointments  with other ladies' husbands I"  "Madam !'��������� cried Izetta, hoarsely, "if  yoa will hear, if youf will goad me "on  to madness, know-, Qien, why| I have  sought this interview with Ulmont  Ulvesford." Her voice rang out in a  sharp, agonizing cry. "Hear me, Mrs.  Lorrimer I" she cried, "and may God  in heaven judge if I speak falsely.'  Ulmont Ulvesford is my husband."  Bareguard  against   her.  "Proof!" Izetta had never once given it  a   thought.  "You have certainly lost your reason," continued Mrs. Lorrimer, grimly, "in supposing for an instant that  a man would be so insane as to bring  two wives under one roof. Why, he  never* sa.w you bsfore that stormy  Christmas Eve whe.11 you found, sh?l-  tdr here. You wore, strangers. H.ul  he  been   what  you  ch.uu,  you   would  h*t  they  "'���������'::!;i  .m  men  \\  fiie cab, got out, re-entered hairdresser's,  sad the whole thing da capo.���������Mr. Mor-  .-(-tinier  Jdenpes   in   the  "Cornhill  IMaga-  ���������dne." ______  :Fond Parent  ~ioxe very mui*  *.   Dropped   .i*  ���������jn -3ophomor  i understand the facultj  leased with your work.  .r ��������� Yes,   they  encored  *r���������Princeton "Tiger.'*  CHAPTER KXXrV.  Guilty  Ur  Tnnocent.     '    '  It'wanted   .1    quarter   to eight     ns  Izetta noiselessly re-entered her room.  No baby  Ulmont  wa.s there to  welcome  her,  yet.  she.  felt, she  had done  wisely   in  secret ing   him.  .She knew tl vv������ti filrnont Ulvesford's  custom to repair to the smoking-  room immediately after dining; if not  there she could with .".ifety leave a  note tliere for  him.  :l;:oUa hastily Lore a leif from her  memorandum, writing hsusLily the following linr.-s:  ' Mr. Ulmont Ulvesford��������� hnve the  courtesy to meet me to-night, in the  li'.u : grove that borders the park. I  have the right 'to. demand this interview, which t could have forced  upon you without warning had I so  chorion, but scorned to do. I shall  awnii you then: immodintcly upon  your receipt of this, which will probably  bo between eight and nine..  ���������TZfETTA  ROSS."  God pity her! how rrrany times she  had gone over in he.r mind what her  meeting with Alderic. would be. like;  how she .should t"|| liim of her deep,  JTeallilesH love which had clung to  him Ihrough nil; how she would lay  her tired h",ad upon liis shoulder and  whisper to him of another who claimed Jii-i love, her precious little VI-  mon'.���������  their child !  Ai thai bright drMrii was over now;  its T.;i.is lay sc :((������������������ ������<l at her feet.  Sho could   hnil; Ins   no   word  of       tho  steps,   her   heart   be.at   cruelly;  stopped suddenly before her.  Izetta stood quite, still, with clasped hands and eyes downcast, the tall  lilac bushes tossing their fragrant,  purple plumes above her dark, flowing  hair.  She had hope.d Alderic, a.sr she still  called him in he.r thoughts, would  break the torturous, embarrassing silence.  Slowly ahe raised her dark eyes, not  to the faoe of Alderic, but to the  stormy, wratful face ot Mrs. Lorrimer.  The faint cry died away on her lips,  making no sound.  "I flatter myself I have disturbed  wihat you intended to be a very  charming tcte-a-tele, Mrs. R/ibs. Perhaps It will surprise you to learn that  I saw you place this letter in the  smoking- room. We will waive nil  questions as to my actions in regard  to it and comts tot tho. point at once.  I demand to know by what right yon  solicit this secret interview with U1-,  mont Ulvesford. I'bare said to Loraine, beware lest the serpent, wboro  you have warmiod and fed, docs not  turn upon the hand that gave it  shelter. She gave you life, and you,  false- hearted woman, would stab her  heart with a blow worse than death  itself!" ,-���������;  For a moment, deep, crimson  flushes came and went ovor Izetta's  fair face; then she. drew herself up  proudly to her full height.  "I cannot tell you, madam ���������I dare  not.,"  she.  replied.  "Cannot and dare nol. ! Those aro  strong words," retorted Mrs. Lorrimer, ironically. "I shall know whnt  secret intriguo yoir are attempting,  vile, woman, if f havei to wring it  from your false lips!''  "Spare, mc, oh, spurn mo your ro-  pmache.s, mndam," rriurrnurod Ize'ta,  tearfully, her while hands working  convulsively; "T beseech you, by tbo  love, yorr Ihki r Loraine, do not torture  thi t.eri ilile hi:i;:k:   fronr   nrro I"  'j.1.1 yon krrn.v wh.it I fully intend  to   d:i'J   I   shill   hav:*   vou   ;:.-":jsexul.ud  CHAlRTJBIt XXXy*  Am a   Lawful Wife.  "Ars  you  mad I"  cried  Mrs.   Lorrimer, recoiling as   - though a   sudden  blow had been struck her.  "Xo", answered Izetta, solemnly, "I  am not mad, I have spoken the  solemn truth; I am Ulmont Ulvcs-  ford's lawful wiife." f  ���������"Tis false!" shrieked Mrs. Lorrimer. "If an angel cried it, trumpet-  tongued, I would not believe it. You  have forgotten, girl, that you are  speaking of ���������my daughter's hus-  iband."  "Hear me, Mrs. Lorrimer," said  Izetta, in a clear, calm "voice. "A  year ago Ulmont Ulvesford and I  crossed from Italy in the same steamer, the White Cresson. One midnight  as we neared the American port, mi-  grandfather fell back in my arms in  the throes of death. Ar young man  stood near us on the deck leaning  over the rails; poor grandfather beckoned him to us and whispered that he  was dying. 'I will soon "be gone,' he  cried, 'and my child will be alone. I  cannot die and leave her- unprotected;  will you protect my little orphan  ch.ildp The young man promised. That  man "was Ulmont Ulvesford. My  grandfather died that night, and I  was left alone ���������alone but,for Ulmont  Ulvesford, or Alderic Buss, as he falsely called himself."  Like one fascinated, Mrs. Lorrimer's  intense gaze never left ber face during the brief recital; the very power  of speech, seemed to leave her.  "I cannot tell you what impulse  prompted hi'm; he said I should marry h/m, and on the evening of the !0i?h  ���������(^^Iay~'aS^ged~pasto'r-^ma-rT^ed^-UH~o'ir^  the silent ocean, in thc moonlight, beneath the gaze ot the glimmering  stars and listening angels, married Ulmont Ulvesford, or Alderic  Koss and me."  "The 10th of May," whispered Mrs.  Lorrimer, in an awful voice; for one  brief instant she was tempted to believe her, there was a world of truth  In the clear, noble voice, and the pale  calm face turned unflinchingly toward her.own in the moonlight; the  next instant she had recovored herself  "To say I am amazed at your mad  audacity in concocting such a wild  tale, but faintly expresses my indignation," cried the exasperated mother,  never losing her tight bold on the  girl's arm. "I wonder T do not  strike you down at my feet."  "Had it not been for my child's sake  I would never have spoken; I would  have held the bitter secret all my  whole life through," cried Izetta  vehemently.  "You nre a daring' woman," replied  Mrs. Lorrimer, 'storrnily. "Do you  think the world would credit even  for an instant your fanciful story?  Do you see that path?" she added;  "take it and begone; never cross this  threshold again, or A will have you  thrown into prison! It is worse than  folly to repeat this wild tale elsewhere," she continued, mockingly.  "The world would ask you !to furnish proofs. Could you furnish tho  slightest proofs to substantiate such  a   base  fabrication?"  Izetta staggered back ngnlnst tho  lilae. branches with a low cry, which  wont mi to hoaven from'hor white  lips.  "Where are your proofs?" demanded  Lorai ie's  mother,  exultantly.  Heaven help hor, she had no.no. It  wus one of the crudest sights which  could hnvo been imagined upon which  the great stars pityingly gazod; l.ho  Whilo, startled far.o of the fwriurged  young wi'o. and tho haughty, experienced, worldly wnrnun who held ber  at   bay,   turning   her  own   weapon    of  hare cried out,  'Se,  this 13  the  band who deserted  und'        \ou  nothing   of    the   kind;   you      **.vnu-  yourself     into    the   wife's   hivirt.    t*  learn more  of  thn  husbandl"  "I���������I���������did not know Aide��������� Mr,  Ulvesford,  then,"  gaspod   Isotla.  "You do not adhere to your nlor-y.  First you claim him as your Hiurbwul,  now you admit you did not kuow  him," said Mrs. Lorrimer, uurcuHti-  oally, eyeing the young girl crouching befure her, halt leaning against  the lllar bushca, stunned by hor cruel  words.  "Alderln'a��������� Mr. U]ve������ford's hair  was dark then, and ho wore no mustache," faltered  Izetta.  Sad a thunderbolt suddenly fallen  from a olear sky, Mis. Lorrlmer oould  not bare been more astounded; the  blood receded from her face, leaving  it deadly pale. 1  (With the rapidity of lightning  something akin to tbe truth flashed  upon ber.  She remembered tbe dark- brown  curls had been (hern at thn time of  the almost fatal accident, and the fair  hair changed him -wonderfully;- then,  most pitiful of all, she remembered  that that accident had left a blank  in the mind of Ulmont XTlresford; the  Incidents of that past he had so  fruitlessly  endeavored   to  recall.  "Great Godl" she muttered, "can  this be the missing link? No," she  oried vobemeaUy, '"Heaven is not so  unkind  to  my   poor*   Loraine."  A great spasrui of pain shot through  ber as she turned to Izetta in hor  .woe. She forgot her anger, pride,  everything in her agonized fear for  Loraine; she only remembered she  .was a mother standing by, hearing  ber darling Loraine's honor en.lad in  jeopardy.  There was solemn truth depicted in  Izetta's face; yot how could she believe berf it was bjyond human 'nature. :  She put out her hands in a groping way, and would have fallen had  llzetta not caught her in her arms.  Izetta know she was her most bitter foe, yot she felt the deepest pity  for the mother's  woa.  That mother was b indiy pray':r;r  ?that Loraiao might not ba snorir'i od;  oome what might, she would do valiant battle for the sake of her child.  "\No one would believe you," she  oried out sharply. "The whole world  would say lt  wus false; you have no  Cofs. I will compromise with you.  ve America with your child ��������� at  onoe, and I will give you half my  .wealth. I w^ll provide handsomely  .for your little child; when (I die he  'shall be the heir of the Lorrimer e������-  .tates. I will gladly, freely,- give it;  only go away. If you breathe one  'word of this you will break Loraine's  heart.' She has br.en little less thnn  an angel to you; 'twas.she, who rescued you from the storm in which  ,you would have perished but for h.uv  I. am a proud old woman,',' she cried;  "but see, I kneel In the. dust at your  feet, I kiss the hem of your garment,  I beg you to leave Lo. a ine in peace!"  Izetta's face was white' as marble  as she raised the kneeling, trembling,  sorrow- stricken mother to her feet.  "It it was but for tmy own sake  I would not hesitate for an instant,  Mrs. Lorrimer," she said. "I would  sooner die then breathe one word of  this terrible socr*t. My little child's  honor, alone, demunds that I should  speak."  "God would bless and time immortalize you if you would make a sacrifice for her who succored you in  your sorest need. You are -a noble  woman���������will you make it?" groaned  the unhappy mother. "Your child is  a boy, his life is all before him. My  child is a fair, proud woman, in the  zenith of' her beauty, her love, and  all that makes life worth the living.  No stain ever crossed her fair name;  her honor is a pearl 'beyond price.  Oh, think, Mrs. Boss, With a"man- the  world holds life in a different light;  think, Izetta, think, while I kneel  and implore you in the 'dust at your  feet." .������������������'���������'   A  They oould hear Loraine's silvery  'aughter In  the  distance.  "See how happy my child is,"- cried  the frenzied .-.mother..' '"Could you  strike a dagger, into her heart while  Bhe gazed into your eyes with hor  ������ay, happy smile? ft would bo ki.nd-  ������r far to do that than to question  -he r^rlgh t���������to���������he r^h usba-nd's-lo ve;-he-  is her  very  life!"  "Yet he is my husband," cried Izetta.  "Let God judge between you in  heaven," cried the unhnppy mother.  "Leave him in* peaco to Lornine on  earthl" * '  A deop, bitter groan broke the terrible silence that fell between I he. 11;  the drooping lilac branch's were purled slowly asunder, und Ulmont I'lve?-  ford, with a face, pale a.s ma b e, on  ���������which tho reins stood out like knotted cords, hurriedly stepped between  them.    '?���������',���������'  CHAPTER XXXVI.  "Sbe   Has   No  Proof."  "Ulmontl" cried. Mrs. -��������� '-'Lorrlmer,  spring forward, "tell me who is this  .woman," pointing  to  Izettu.  "Mother," he cr/ed, "rise from your  knees, f "  ���������As she looked up'into his haggard  face she read swnotbing there that  made her cry out with the sharpest  agony.  In an awful silence thnt seemed the  length of eternity. Ulmont Ulvesford  turned to fzetl-a, and for one brief  instant their eyes met. Hn spoke  no word to fzetta; he addressed himself to the hupli'ss, prostrate.mother;  his head fell on bis breast nnd in his  averted eyes tho poor mot her read  her child's doom, ure tho white lips  answered,   slowly:  "May God help my poor Loraine,  sho  speaks   the   truth.'"  "You dare not tell me you are married to this -wo:u:i..l" shrieked Mrs.  Lorrimer, pointing to . Izetta, ; who  stood up proudly bnfore them, calm  as  a   marble  statue.  Ulmont Ulvesford bowed his head,'  he could find no words in which to;  answer her.  "It is not true!" she cried, wildly;  ���������'it is a cruel jest; you are Loraine's huband, my pretty, innocent  darling."  Ulmont bared his head to the cool  winds of heaven, great drops of perspiration rolled down his cheeks, tho  veins  twitched  convulsively.  "Hear but a word in my defense,"  he cried. "God knows I was innocent. My God ! I remember all hut  too plainly now. I have found the  missing link. Stop." he commanded,  "hear me out,  I   married her  on  tho  impulse of the moment; a nmfl vow  urged by the dying to protect he-  but onu way occur rod to me, I married her, I sont my wi���������, I sont her  to my old nurse in Silvernook when  I recoived the telegram that iny  mother wus dying. I intended to  crave Loruiuc'a pardon; I knew she  would Cargive my rashness, you know  the rest; tho uccident drove Ihut  past entirely Crom my memory. I  never knew, God help ine, when I led  your daughter to the ultnr, 'that 1  had a living wife, but swiftly as  memory fled It returned when I hoard  the accusation in a voice thut pierced the dimness of the pust crying out:  'Ulmont Ulvesford is my husbiniH' 1  gave the name of Alderic (floss in  bitter sport. I meant when we  readied Button to tell her I was Ulmont Ulvesford; the consequences  hare recoiled upon my own head. Although iunocent, I am guilty of a  crime most horrible." He spoke thc  words rapidly, vehemently, never  onoe turning toward the .silent figure at his rigtht, hia arms folded  aorosa his breast like one awaiting  his doom.  "Ulmonll" cried tho ' mother, clinging-to the last hope, ciouching at  his feet, and covering his 'hands with  passionate tears, "this girl has no  proof of this, no proof Iwhatever; for  Loraine's sake, your golden- haired  young wife, who loves you so, deny  it, say that she is mad, 'tis a scheming plot to ruin you. Loraine will  never know; the bitter truth wpuld  kill her. You might say she died of  a broken heart, but the angels in heaven would cry out you 'murdered  her I  "Ulmont,1 listen to my prayer,' ahe  walled;, "send this . woman away  ���������we will bury the terrible secret, the  world shall never know��������� defy he.r  to do her worst, remember she is  powerless, sho has  no proof!"  Ulmont Ulvesford raised his eyes to  Izotta's face; a bitter war was raging in his soul, such "as 'words are  powerless to expross.  "I have asked no mercy for myself," said Izetta, in a clear, ringing  voice���������"but for tho honor of our  ohild."  Those words cut bin keenly; he -did  not tu-rn to his wtonged young 'wife,  and hold out his hands 'to her; he  turned from her with a bitter groan,  the'name Loraine on his lips.  Loraine��������� his sw<jct, haughty, beautiful Loraine, who loved him so well,  whose life he had so cruelly blighted  by one rash act. Never 'did mortal  man waver belwc.en >n\.h conflicting  doubts. . '  Izetta bad no proofs of that fatal  marriago; the rector was dead (who  married thim. Should he cry out. it  was all false, and with Loraine clinging to his breast defy iher to the bit-  tor end?  "Ohoose between them," cried the  frantic mother.  Like a beautiful marble statue Izetta stood before him, yet she spoke  no iword. ;  "My lUodl" he groaned, "how can  I ever again feel the digging arm of  Loraine about my neck, her .golden  heed upon my breast, hear hur whisper, 'my husband,' and know shu is  not my lawful wife, before God and  man! Heaven knows f meant well,  but fate has conspired against me.  Was ever man placed in such a.terrible position?" ho groaned, "I know  not  which  way  to  turn."  "Turn to Loraine, sho will neter  know," sobbed the wretched mother.  "It would be a sin, now," he cried  out, sharply, "you have forgotten she  is not my wife."  :  His honor was his shield.  "Yet- I cannot tell my pure Loraine of the great wrong I havo un-  ocnsciously done her," hc cried out,  "she would dio then and there at my  feet. Give me time to think,*" ho  cried, hoarsely.  "Go to Loraine," pleaded tho mother." She knew if he were to go to  Loraine. just then he would clasp hor  to his heart and defy the whole world  to part them.  "No, no," he groaned, "I cannot,  honor forbids, it would unman me. I  need   all   my   strength."      ,,  .Then he turned-to Izetta, avoiding  her clear,  calm  eyes  as (be spoke.  "Please leave rne to myself awhile.  I   must have timo to consider."  With a haughty bow she turned  from him.  "1 have one favor to ask," he snid,  -"will-you^send-oui-Iittlo-child-to-inc-  here?"  "No; a thousand times nol" cried  Izetta, passionately; "the father who  could spurn from him the 'wronged  wife and mother, shall not look upon the Innocent face of her child. 1  shall not enter your door tiguin, nor  break your bread. I am'going to the  home, of Abel Moore, tbe flute- maker  of .Silvernook; send me word (there  what you intend to do."  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Fond Parent (to young hopeful)*���������  Unless you keep your lace and hands  dean, your teeth brushed, and lcok  neat, the children of nice people won't  have anything to do with you���������they  won't play will* you.  Young Hopeful���������I bet if I had a  goat and waggon they would.���������Judge.  WEARY, ACHING  JOINTS.  The Awful Twinges *%,  Rheumatism   Mean  Old Age in Youth.  Relief in  Six  Hours.  Ointments, Salves and, Lotions ara  positively worthless for Rheumatism.  Get at the cause���������the blood���������and by  purifying that,' restore the system to a  clean, healthful condition. *2io (Great  South American Rheumatic Cure relieves in six hours and cures in one ts  three days Muscular and Articular  Rheumatism, Inflammatory Rheumatism, Lumbago, Neuralgia, Sciatica, and  any aSections of the joints and musclei  ���������rising from impure blood. Mr. F. E.  Wright of Toronto, Canada, writes: "1  suffered almost constantly with Neuralgia and Rheumatism. I use-1 several  remedies, but nothing s������emed to relieve  the pa:n until I tried South American  Rheumatic Cure. After using a few  bottles of 'Rheumatic Cure' and alse  "Nervine Tonic,' I was wholly cured."  Pain in the Region of the Kidneys.  Pain anywhere is a' danger signal  Pain in the region of the kidneys, meant  chat they are not working- properly,  the Oreat Sou-Mi American Kidney  Cure restores these organs to a bealthj  Working state. ,No. 88  The single man may seem to be ���������'  Quite free from care and trouble, ,  Until some day, he ascertains  'fiiat he has got a double.  ���������Yonkers Statesman. .  ���������  Our Artist���������What a lovely view you  have here, my good lady. t  Old Lady (whb ��������� has lived there all  her life)���������Ah, so I hear from all sides!  ���������Punch.  CHAPTKR XXXVII.  Swiss Officers.  All thut long night Ulmont'Ulvesford paced the librur-y fighting with  liouor, love, truuh and loyalty, the  liorcosr. buttle mortal had ever been  culled upon to lace.  There were no words to express the  horror with which he gazed upon the  bitter fruit of that fatal wooing; unconsciously be had blighted the lives  of two women��������� ono he loved1 with  all his soul, sweet, trusting Loraine;.  the other was his wronged young wife,  ���������"horn he had sworn to the, dying to  protect. How could be choose between  them?  Th.'ii night many .1 silver thread  found its way into Ins fair, clustering  hair. Twice Loruin-* hnd sent lor him.  "Say 1 am busy wiih important letters, Z;rck," he said to the servant'who  delivered   the   wis-cce.  (To hs Continued.)  ������������������-You'ye-got-a-cinch,'4-reiiiarked-the--  yardstick to the sewing-machine. "Nothing to do but sew seams."  "Seem.so," replied the machine laconically.���������Philadelphia Ledger.  BODY STRONG  BRAIN CLEAR.  This Makes the Perfect  Man���������the Happy  Woman.  South American Nervine.  The seat of the majority of chronic,  diseases is the nerve centers. Care theis)  ���������build up nerve force thers���������and yoa  cure the disease. Tbis is the'secret aj  the amazing results attending the used  the South American Nervine���������a veritable life-builder '������������������ and eradicates bf  disease. Cures Stomach and lives  Complaints, General Debility, Impure  Blood, Female: Complaints,��������� and every  disease which indicates impaired nervous force. Read what it did for the family of A. W. Stephens, Strathaveh, Ont  He writes: "A bottle of South American  Nervine Tonic did more for my sister  Ida than a whore summer's doctoring  and drugging for after effects of La  Grippe. It cured my father after  months of torture from?boils.: Only  used two bottles and has not been  troubled now for seven years. It's the  greatest of remedies."  Magical Relief  In Rheumatic and Neuralgic pains: Is  afforded by the South American  Rheumatic Cure. Cures in one ta  three davs and does it thoroughly. An  Indisputable specific. , .��������� No. 40  '&  masm n  Vis  0-  ���������'���������/)  IT  S'  !N THE CLU t-*^: o.  jffhe oJfl flays! Eo you evercNnk of ttrera  ?**SVriPn sitting sl'ont as (he i.); idows me-'ti.  g'bsn lylne* broad awatce at dead of nignt.  Jo hear Ilia rain, that drips into ttil  t eaves,  too you  remember how sweet was youi  L BlCCl>  . In the old. ���������Says'r  when you wanted to srow  the sorrows lt would  rTbe old days,  ���������Before you  knew  ibrlnt:;  ���������XVhen looking at the blue ht'.'s fnr nv.-aj  itanl thlnklnu of the world thut lay bo  yond!  *Do yoii reroure.-rr how you yearned for A  In the old dajs?  The old   days, they   are   furrowed   o'ei  with j*ra\(*������,  ���������Th* sweet factii mother flrst and dearesi  friend ,  .  Hie old homo faces that    yon    used tc  know  Tour playmates ������nd   your   sweethearts  I whsre are they?  IDo you remember how    you loved   anc  In the old days?  ��������� tth* oM days:  '        with tears  IIow they brim the eyei  longing and  ra*  And All the heart with  Oh.  there are trapedle*" for every  life.  lAnd there ara songs   as sweet   as   evei  suns .   ���������  there are memories that never  In the old dajs?  ���������J. A. Edserton in Comlns Ae*.  dig  Doubtful Dowry TU Was  *  Lost at Last  rr  >  i  :: (-"    bt p- J* smith-  fe"3^          -- J  V,   ���������h*!*^'!-'    Chapter I.  1 -"Janet, Janet, a letter from Philip at  last!"  I When Janet's eager hands had  ���������closed upon the thin foreign envelope,  & hurried off to tell the news to the  ethers. But 'somehow, beioi e I had  (time to roach the bed-room landii'g,  "before I had regained breath enough  ito pant out the Orst syllable, ihey  .���������were all three about me���������Hetty, Drjt-  fty, Peggy���������and in possession of the  Boyful fact. They said they had  (guessed lt by the way in which V  ���������tumbled up the stairs.  |   "Where's Trot?     Does she   fcrow?  Ei'yo (mean to say you haven't to'd'  er?" they asked, in chorus, gripping  ���������my -poor arm in a way to make it  black and blue.  j "Gracious, girls, how could I when  tpou sent her up to the Rector/ not  Bve minutes ago It���������the letter lus  (only Jufit oome. Oh, what a renef it  , la after the terrible suspense! What  ' bews it will be for the child, lo ho  eure?" ������  Y "IH Put on. my bonnet and go and  meet her up the road," suggested Hetty,*, makirT a dart toward her room;  ,   but we all lahl hands on   her lnrt-g*  '���������' nantly.  * "Now that "*e know the dear boy la  Bate and sound, I must tell you glils.  about the awful dream I bad lasl;  night. I woke just at daybreak, v. ith  fthe perspiration streaming down my  forehead and my heart going  like a  Steam  engine.    I dreamed "  f "Tou dreamed, Netty! As If I  '(haven't been dreaming the most ter-  ITible things for the past six weeks!"  | "And me too. Why, I used to drei.l  (the thought o* laying my head on mv  iplllow. Ana the daytime was Just .is  bad. Every ring at the door made mo  (turn cold all over, expecting it was  sl telegram telling us the worst."  | "Well, eertainly, my dears, we deserve eome credit for the plucky way  fn which we kept our troubles to our-  ' selves," I remarked pleasantly, as we  eat in a group at the top of the stars.  IFor Janet! who Imagined that she tad  rrery weak action of the heart, had i e-  wuested me to leave her alone for  iabout ten mlnute3 to master her j-ry-  (ful emotion and precious letter befc.-o  handing it to us. "I'm sure, If ne  fcad given way to all the horrors wo  surmised aad had discussed them  ���������among ourselves, one or two of us  Would certainly bave been laid u?  arlth brain fever to-day."  ���������(���������"Not a do,ubt-ofit,"-Peggy assenlcrtr  fAnd   I  maintain   that   the    greatest  fredlt of all . due to the child for  he heroic way in which she kept 113  jup. Why, I have seen her leave t' a  (breakfast-table on mall mornings  Bust as white as a sheet, biting Irer  Jlp to keep back the tears, and rpturn  Jn a few minut*s with a jest on ln>r  41ps at our foe **h fears and fancies."  ! "And last T -day, when the answering telcgrai came from thc Fergusons, caylng that he had left Syd-  ney aad gone :p country three months  lietore, did any of us behave as pluck-  ily'aa she did?"  ' "Sha was crying this miming alono  fa her room, that's why I sent her up  with the book to the rectory," announced Dotty. "Imt what can be  keeping her all thia time? Netty,  'won't it be too awful if they persuade  Ier to stop to aftern:on tea?" 1  "Well, lt will be all your fault, i  Dotty. I heaid you distinctly impress  opon her that she was to stay If t'jero  /was any tennis going on."  1 "I meant no 4 arm. I meant only to  distract, her," arewereJ Dotty, nnlf  ���������whimpering, when Peggy, wh~so  ���������property ' Miss Trot specially was,  stopped the discussion with the-*o  srords:  ���������ff she is not here In ten minutes, I  vlll send a note by Alioe, requesting  |ier to return at once.   And now, near  Erie, don't you think lt would be a  ting thing If we each retired ior .1  (Minute to our rooms to return thanks  to Heaven for its goodness to ui, fnr  ate happiness that fills our hearts  tg$ls bleased d.-jV  lytffce were six wrwa-rtedwomen, nnd  jthySo, ore- ���������". 1 0 and far away,  |IJ^!^t,of'''(*'i<)������e wnjHui-wn^spruw j  ���������snuwritinc had rah-.-U -..a i.out u..i... ot  despair to ���������verflowiiiK joy. wus the only  bit of male property we owned among 113  In tha world; Janet was his mother,  Trot was his sweetheart, nnd Hetty,  Dotty, Peggy aud I were his four spinster aunts, who each gushed aud fussed  more pretentiously over the young man  than did his mother and his sweetheart  together.  Yes, we were spinsters, or, to put 't  frankly and fairly for once and for all,  old maids of the hopeless type, the ivludo  four of us. But, when I beg to add tlint  this state of existence was the result not  of necessity, but of choice, a choice we  have never hud grounds fur regiettiir.;,  it will. I am sure, be understood tli it  there is no pninfnl ofTort in the mini.a  sinu which I hare ao fieely made���������uouo  whatever.  No���������we wver nrirrled, notwithstanding the teuible temptations, the many  eligible inventions ivo had in our youth.  How we escaped the common pitfall of  pretty girlhood it would take too long to  tell here, and, he-ides, would be such an  old, old story now. Perhaps the propria  fuct that our comfortable civil service  pensions would expire on tbe day we  made the plunge had something to do  with it; perhaps, again, it hud not. 1  piefer not to enlarge ou die subject. At  any rate our third sistei Janet, the beauty  and fool of the family, was the only one  who changed her name, and much good  the change did her, u<i Vine fully  showed.  Janet was a very handsome young  woman, and perfectly well aware of the  fact. Her suitors and ndniireis weio  uumeious; but slie had such a high opinion of her attractions that, none of them,  after due consider .ition, seemed to be up  to her mark. It was at Cheltenham���������  nnd in, I think, her twenty-fourth yeiu���������  that ahe met Eustace Brownrigg, whom  ehe accepted and niniiied after a tew  weeks' courtship. He vuisa fine-looking  man, with a rather hard nnsynip.iLhoi.ic  face; but he was of good family cud li.id  a nice pioperty In-tween Cheltenham arrd  Bath. I never liked the man, nor drd  our aunt Hester, w ith whom we lived  after our f.ithei's death; nnd we both  Stiongly .rdvised Jarret to hate nothing  to say to hiin. At Hist she was inclined  to listen to us, admitud that she did not  cme a pin more foi him than she did for  tn o or three otheis w Iro were equally eligible; and I ara erne she would never  lrave become his wile but for tbe unfortunate peep she got at the Biounngg  diamonds on the day we invaded the  family mansion so unexpectedly.  We had been fnr a long di ire into the  country���������aunt Hester, Janet, and I���������to  see au old flieud of our fathei's who waa  dangerously'ill, and whom we found invisible and at death's door. We were  not even asked to alight to let the horses  rest, and Janet was very cioss at having  to lelum such a distance without a glass  of wine or a cup of tea.  "I wonder if we could find any friend  or acquaintance in this neighborhood,"  she murmured, loo'-tig round at the  wooded country. "Tlieie'a a nice old  place on the top of th;,t hill opposite; I'll  ask at the lodge to w noiu it belongs."  At the lodge they told her th^t it he-  longed to Eustace Brow m |gg. She clapped her hands iu delight and ordered the  coaclinian to drive up to the bouse on  the hill, heedless of our protestations an 1  suggestions of the impiopiiety of such  an invasion.  "Noubeusel" she laughed carelessly.  "It is absurd making such a mountain  out of a mole-hilll I tell, you, aunt  Hetty, Mr, Biowniigg is most anxious  tbat I should see bis place���������in fact, has  Baked me several times to fix a day for a  visit. Besides, the chances nre a bundled to one against his being thereat all;  he's always away in the day time."  "Then what is the object iu going;  there ?"  "The object? Why, to have a qu'e!,  look rouud, rest the horses, aud err joy a  nice cup of tea, which I'm just di ing for.  I presume there aie servants nrrd a  housekeeper, in possession who will niiu-  ister to our wants."  We found, as Janet hnd surmised, t'u't  ths master was not at home aud that  there was no moiuWr *.-f bis family to ;d-  ceiveus; but Jauec, uot.iiug dau.rtsd br  this circumstance, ordered the horses  round to the stables, and, leading the  way herself into a sitting-room that  opened off the hall, told the somewhat  astonished butler to send up tea at ones.  It was A charm'n,; room, tastefully  furnished" and,-wl,en_we-were���������eatal>"  fished at one of the windows, which  \iere onibowered ia old Piowdenco  roses aud opened on to a beautiful  pleasure-ground, * inking most delicious tea and eating crisp hot enkps.  J certainly did not feel inclined to fall  foul of my deUtruihrud sister for the tima  being.  "This is manna in the d������sert, isn't it?**  Janet asked tiiuniphantly. "A gO"d  thing for you two that one of the pmy  ���������las a head on her s'-nulders! When na  are quite rcfieshed, I'll b.ivo the housekeeper up and mnlve Irer show us roii'ul  the pi ice. We'll f"c inline the premNcj  fium garret to celiac, iio far I like tbo  spot well enough.    Don't you, Net?"  So far, I had to admit, I liked what t  Ind Been of Mr. Broivnrrgir's property,  l' was not oppressively Magnificent, lika  tho show pbices about us iu Hampshire.  J here ������ as no vast wealth of timber in  (he paik, theie was no promlso of ghostly  galleries or stately liar:Quet-hr..'s; but it  was comforUble, ele^aut, and homelike.  However, the next of Mr. T'.-owmrg^s  belongings brought uci'ei ou. notice���������his  lady-like housekeeper, Mrs. Jaidme���������diJ  not please me at all; aud I saw by the  suifl m bich shrewd aunt Hetty gave that  she decidedly shared my sentiments.  Mrs. Jardine, to judge by appearances,  was scarcely older than Janet herself and  vas a remarkably good-looking woman,  ������ith nitsses pf fair hair crimped becomingly over her bead, and a dress mors  fashionably made than mine. She had  dark eyes set close together, giving ber a  Btoulthy ill-tempered look that repelled  ma at the Hist ������la uee. Then her manner  was not lesp.'Utfnl or c*iuciliatiug. Wrtb  HStifEbow^ghe iidili.ssed aunt Hester,  iiskiUg'jtJrtSjfla'-ure of the services re-  iluiio;daKa������er,..:.,;JVb(?n   it  was  mad*  *w  Uer, ,| jjviien   it  was  man*  eklniiy'iliq.'iired If we had an  wit :'-"���������'****,'*���������.  at&cr from JfV. Brownvl^g, ns without  Kich authority she bad no power to  comply with our request. At this, my  (ister, with he'ahlened co'.or> burst  haughtily in, asked what she meant by  insulting her mailer's unesls; sii-l Mrs.  Jardine, looking Janet very straight in  the face, protested that sh* hy.d no intention of insultinj; her master's guests;  sbe ouly wished to do her duty, and ber  duty in this instance was perfectly clear  to her. Mr. Brownrigg bad given her  no intimation, though be had been in tha  house a few hours before, that any guests  were expected or tii.it Rhe was to show  the establishment to them; so show it  she would not.  "You insolent woman!" Janet cried  angrily. "I'll repotl your conduct lo  your master this very evening."  "You are at perfect libel ;y to do so,  madam," i'.ra. Jardine replied, with a  very tantalizing little smile.  The o seemly dissension was hers  brought to a close by the sudden appearance of the master of the house, who entered from the pleasure giounds. Hi  looked thoroughly astounded for a moment, and then bis face flushed ss hotlr  ���������s Janet's own; but, as he w as a man of  gieat sang-froid aud self-possession, hs  mastered the situation almost at ouce,  declared himself enchanted with ths  honor wa had done him, hoped hs  would be able to persuade us to stay for  diuner. and, cuitly dismissing Mrs. Jardine, asked to be allow ed the pleasure of  showing us over the house himself.  When tbe housekeeper had retired, hs  apologized ao eagerly and gracefully /or  fier discoui teous conduct tbat both Janet  and I had to beg him not to mention the  matter again, and we accepted his explanation as a peifectly natural and sat-  isfactoiy one, though aunt Hetty's in-  cre lulous sniff f 10111 the other end of tihe  room must have reached him distinctly,  'lie told us that Mis. Jardine was a person of no judgment and with an extremely matter-of-fact disposition, but  was so trustwoithy and conscientious  that he did not like to censure her too  severely for the contretemps he regretted  so deeply. Ouly a for tuight before a  very objectionable party of tourists had  invaded the bouse and grounds during  bis absence and done much damage to  his conserratoires, and in consequence of  this he had been obliged to give the order  whicli bis stupid housekeeper bad tried  to enforce in our case.  1 Well, we inspected the premises from  ganet to cellar, and throughout they  pleased my modest ta.ile, but did not altogether batisfy my sister, who favored  rich blight coloring aud elaborate ornamentation. However, in oue of the unused bedrooms, which Mr. Biownrigg  told us had been his motbei's, Janet  stopped tiansSxed with admiration before the hangings of r.n old rose-wood  bedstead, and she diaped the beautiful  silken texture scaif wise across her skirt.  "Look, Net, isu't it lovely? Did you  ever see such a gljiving yet delicate  pink?' The loses look as if they were  glowing on it, Mr. Biownrigg, if I was  your���������I��������� I���������jmean if I bud been your  mother, those hangings would have ornamented myself, not my bedstead. I  know tlrat shade would suit me to perfection. "  "Come over here, Miss Janet," he said  fn a half-whisper, nnd I will show yoii  something that would suit you better  ���������till."  Janet followed liim'to an old br������33-  bouud cabiuet near the fireplace. Unlocking the cabiuet, be took out a small  iron safe that contained a set of the  most magnificent diamonds I think I had  ever seen. Janet, who passionately loved  jewelry of all kinds, whose'ears, arms,  and fingers were always laden with gim-  erack trinkets, was speechless for a few  moments with admiiation, before she  burst out:  1 "Oh, how lovely! Mr. Brownrigg, are  they really all 701113 ? Where did you  get them ?   How did you manage to���������  1 "They have bp->n in" the family since  the middle of the last century, Miss West-  cott; they were part of the dowry of  iny great-grandmother, who was an Austrian Jewess. She visa brunette like  you, and they became her well, tradition  says. Slrecreat^d quite a sensation tha  first time she wore them at Court."  I "Yes," said my sister musingly, "they  ,-would suit dark hair best; half their  brilliancy would be lost on a blonde."  Che took the necklace out of the safe  ���������nd, after a few minutes' hesitation,  "Slipped ifaround her whittTnecK  I 1 colored to the roots of my hair, even  cunt Hetty's slnivelleJ cheeks showed  signs of distress; but Mr. Browmigg did  cot appear to see the suggestive indelicacy of tha act and, handing the coronet  to Janet, said'engei Iy;  1 "Put it on 1 it is tho best way to judge  Of Its effect" [  1 Janet tojsed off her lint, moved to the  dressing-table, and a little while afterwards, turned lound to us fully arrayed  Ju the sparkling gems. And never beforo had ! seen her look hiore lovely���������  nerer until that moim-nt had I re-ili7-*d  how it was thnt such a commonplace an J  bad-tempered girl stormed the heart of  man with 60 little appaier-t effort as our  Janet did. >  "Yes," she murmured, with a slight  droop of her radraut'ejes, as ber host  bent forward to mtuniur some nonsense  in her ear,uI���������1 think you are right, Mr.  Brownrigg; in fair hair thoBe diamonds  would be thrown away. You must cet  s Jewess wife, aa your great-grand father  did, to show them to entire advantage. "  I did not hear what answer Mr. Brownrigg made, for at that moment my aunt  gave ma a nudge, and, glancing towards  th* open door, I saw the fair crimped  Iread of tbe housekeeper thrust eagerly  forward, her close heavy e*rebrows drawn  together In tha most repellsnt frown I  bad ever seen on a woman's face.  TU marry' that man, aunt Hetty,  wheL be asks���������I mean if he asks me,"  Janet announced to us in a tone of suppressed exert- ent a* tfl*. carriage bore  us down the avenue., ''*N,o woman born/  of Eve couldifesist those'diamonds." ' ''-  "Oh, my chlKl," cried aunt Hetty impressively, "I would rather see you tha  wife of a poor b������nk clerk, or,a half-  starved curate, a man who couldn't afford to crown your prnttv curls  with a  iiiin I *)  Sixpenny comb, ihau tlio wile of a mnn   TeTnierMs) child to bring up uu ..wuiv ������,  who'd keep   that  fair-haired   hussy   at S appointing a cousin of his, Colonel Mail-  the head of his boiiBe!"  Janet laughed lightly.  "Oh, don't let tliat stupid creaturo  trouble yon, arrut Hetty I I'll send her  about her business piotty quickly when  I'm mistress, I can tell you. Aud IM  have in her place ono of those nice old  pompous family 'things in stiff bomba-  eiues tbat one reads of in novels.''  It was of no use advising or remonstrating after that visit. The next dny  Mr. Brownrigg proposed and was accepted, and, before the end of the i.cribuii,  be aud Janet were man and wife.  As there was some difficulty abuut thc  man Inge settlements, the bridc^'ionm  finding it inconvenient to realize cei lair  investments at the patticular iiu.ui.'iit,  the famous diamonds wero, at .(unci's  own suggestion, settled upon hei in lii-u  of hard cash���������they became, in fuel, her  private property, so that, if ahe died lin-  fore her husband, she could will them to  whom she pleased.  "And a capital settlement I call it."  Janet reiterated, when there was sonic  family demur about the airangement,  "for, If be made over live or six thousand pounds to me, as the lawyers want,  I might get an extravagant fit any day  and run through the money in no time.  But the diamonds I can't get rid nf, you  know. They're property that must remain with me always."  And shs was right; they did remain  with her, when goodness knows tliey  ought to have been in the bands of the  Je-vs from whom they had come, arrd  their value yielding interest for the education of her portionless child.  A few months after the mai riage I met  my sister in London on her route to  Nice, where she aud her husband weio  about to winter, and I casually asked  her how she had di',nosed of tbe '���������conscientious" housekeeper.  "Oh, that Mis. Wliat-was-her name���������  Jardine���������I remember! I got rid of bet  easilyenough, Netty. Why should I not,  piny? I���������I found she was quite an urr  suitable peison for the post, hai ing bei'O  60 long without a mist less, you kuow.  So I paid her her wages and sent her  about her business. I don't know what  lias become of her."  The answer was given in an off-Ii.vid  manner, but theie was a slight access "���������'  color in Janet's cheeks, and'I saw th.it  she did not wish to puisue the subject,  eo I let it drop.'  Well, well, tlieoTe������toBemenf. of thr* story  of our poor beautVs married life was  that one winter morning, about ten  years later, she leturued to tins old  Hampshire home where our father wns  born, and whither the four 01 us h.ul  gathered together to end our dais in  happy respected maidenhood���������leturued  a penniless, ill used, deserted 'wife, w idi  youth, power, beauty gone for ever, arid  a handsome boy of five/together with  irer diamond parure���������not a gem nrit-sing  ���������Ure only relics of ber ill-fated union!  Her story, poor thing, was an oulnr.ny  one after all, and the story of in.my a  fullering soul we bave soothed and comforted in the course of our peaceful s^iu*  stei lives. *  Eustace Biownri���������; turned ou*; lo be a  biutal scamp, a drunkaid and g.unM-r,  who after six moutl.s of nuui'-iat,e fou.ij  the face of the most 00.11 monplacH worn iu  more attractive than ins beautiful w itv'j.  According to hei acjou������t, alie hue fur  years his neglect, iil-i.sage, and bad tern-  per with the patience and devotion uf .111  angel; but this stall -n: ut, .which .it find  we leceived wrth prtyiug credrrlny, wo  havo since found reason to question ; !<>r  the afflictions of tlie nuptial bond h id  not tended in the least to soften our s *>.  ter's sharp tongue, to teach her sense 17  foibearance, or to lessen her original ->i-i-  fislrnessT'as the whole household ^nii  (eai ned to its cost. ��������� '  And then, when, after a few months'  rest, kindness, and wholesome food Hhi)  actually took to patronizing us���������i������i pin-  tectois���������took to putting on airs of sn "-  riority, based, if you please, on tlio  shameful yoke tbat had humbled Iipi 10  the dust, and tlrat she had shaken olT ���������o  willingly���������when she took to is.-.,un^  orders and' giving us advice fron tho  dignity and experience of hei (nationhood���������why, you know, it was too mu li  for us, and so we rose, the whole fom uf  us, and crushed her for a week. No onu  could crush Janet for longer) Id" riot  believe that even her husband dnl,  though be was trying ni^ht and d.1.1 fm  cine yearsraccordnrgto her accountr  Janet's boy was, I think, the nn sl* tempestuous specimen of humanity er, r  introduced into a trim maiden bo i������ehnlil.  He seemed to have the arms and 1pj.s uf  nine, boys instead of one. to be iir every  room of tha house at once, to have a (in;., r  in every piece of inibchief peipolratP'l r 1  tire neighborhood, Befoie we Irad y,ol  over the shock of finding hiin I.i i' ���������;  stunned at the bottom of the si ini  tluough falling over tbo hnlusti-m, ho  would be beaid bellow ing at the tu| ������������������.'  the house with his lingers bqiii>ez"tl in .1  drawer, or out in the paddock, linii'.ij  lippn tio den upon by the pony. Im-i-r  knew or heaid of such a terrible chilu 1  And as for destiucLi\cueH8���������brrt oil lh.it  subject I should never finish if I ohl������  bexan, so I had bettor leave it alone : Itogether. And yet. for all that, befme tun  child had beeu six weeks among 11������, wt  would not have let bim go for nil lh<.  wealth of the woi Id I Little Phil bi-o n .0  the delight as well as the toi merit of 1 ur  lives, and bis mothers most proi(i..iii,j  exactions wei e borne w ith uncomplaining  Collitude for his sake.  land, joint guardian with her, and from  that day Trot hud been the sunshine of  our lives.  By wlrat tantalizing anomaly of char-  meter we four pronounced marriage-hating, thoroughly self-satisfied old ni.vds  were seized with the absurd and most reprehensible mania of matchmaking tho  moment we saw those twochildren's curly  heads bumping together on ths nursery  floor, I should never bo able to explain  or understand, were I to prrrzlsovcr tlio  matter to the day of judgment, I think.  But cei tain it is that the mania did soizo  us and never left us fioin that hour;  aud tha desiro of our hearts, gaining  ���������tiength with overy day, wus that J.i-  Det's boy and Peggy's girl should fall desperately in love with one another,  make a very early match of it, and fill  for un before ne died the old nuisery  where we bad all been reined. Our desire seemed to color every trivial act of  Uie children's lives; we watched them  constantly with eager stealthy ayes; we  were continually nodding and hinting,  manoeuvring with foolish fatuity to  bring about a dawning consciousness of  our wishes. We made Trot call Phil  "my little husband," and Phil dub Trot  "my pretty wife;" we mude her wear a  ring���������r-ry reluctantly purchased out of  the boy's pocket money���������before she  knew ths first three letters of the alphabet; and yet all our plotting and  tender suggestions did not in the leant  prevent Trot fiom snatching any coveted  | treasure from the hand of her "little bus-  ' band" whenever infant greed prompted,  ��������� or Phil from kicking his "pretty wife"  out of bis way, and even trampling  upon her prostrate form, in moments of  excitement.  And, when at ths ase of fourteen not  a symptom of the tender passion was  discernible in the boy, when one day in  our very hearing he spoke iu a brutally  slighting way of the being he should  bave woishipped, called her "a wtetched  muff of a gul" bpc.urse she could not  eliaib a stone wall which sc.mely afforded grip enough for a cat's claw,  when she replied, with ciimson cheeks  ���������nd swimming eyes,' that sbe "hated  bim," that she would rather die twenty  times than marry a boy who would  catapult a poor robin on tire window-sill,  and when he retorted with stinging vulgarity, his fiugeis outstretched from bis  nose, "Marry me, indeedl Just wait till  I ask you fiist, miss!" we came unanimously to the conclusion that something must bs done, or our dealest  wishes would be hopelessly frustrated.  Absence, we decided was the best remedy���������in fact, the only remedy to be tried  at present���������and the boy, of course", should  be the one to make the move. We could  not, in any case, have let Trot go, for wu  Were all too dependent upon her.  1 The question of Phil's education and  subsequent establishment in life had been  often mooted among us befoie. We liad  schemes for giviuz tbe boy a University  course, and afterward letting him choo^a  for himself a profession that would give  scope for bis undoubted talents; but,  most unfortunately, just at the veiy  time when we wanted it, the little sum  of money we bad set aside for tl w  purpose was swept away by the fathir-s  of the bank In which it had beeu ttfr  posited. .        '   -  After a long discuss* on ot the difficulty,  we decided to appeal to Philip's mother  ond try to induce her to part with tlio  diamonds, which, connoisseur* said,  would probably le.ilize between five a n.  seven thousand pounds, the interest oj  which sum, safely invested, wou'd enable her to provide her son with the  menus of securing a univeisity degree  aud to give him a fail start in some profession. We all knew that it was n  ticklish subject to bioaclt to Janet, bur.  considering the issue at stake, we were  not hopeless of success. ' Ths -'poor  woman stuck to her valuable baubl -s  even more closely than she had done in  the bloom of life; and I heir.'display at  Lord Jarmoutlr's annual dinner-party,  and tbe notice they attracted even fro in  the leaders of metropolitan fashion assembled there, were, we kuew, anticipated and gloated over for months befor a  and after tbe festivity. Three or tone  times a year at most had Janet the opportunity of exhibiting her grandeur to  the county, and in the iutuivals between  these occasions they were deposited for  safety with the manager of the County  Bank; '  Clinpler II-  Trot, the second innnher of The old  mn -is' iruiseiy. came to us a 3. ii* .mer  little Phil, and' in a r.rther lomauuc manner. She was uot of our kith anil km  at all, but the orphan daughter of u innn  to whom our Peggy had been engnir-d  when sbe wan a very young gil 1 'I he;  bad quairelled on sonic foolish pn-tcxl 01  other, aud thou parti d  fur eier,  e.ic'i  ...believing the other tube entirely 111 ,:mlr.  '.jHe-went toi .lia.arrd she did not hear of  biinfjffMt yciis, until she was quite n  mfildlefiged worn -n, w lien one da\ bh������  a is summoned to Ins death bed riiuLon-  dou hotel,,whei" a luigic eclairciissment  cook place, and ihor ''oiind tlnrt ciclr mi I  lieen the one love if ill-ntli������i'a I m.    1 j  1 We approached the subject os cautiously and tempeialely as we could, but  I saw almost from the start that our appeal was in vain, that no argument or inducement would make Janet consent to  part with her precious piopei ty,  "Oh, how cruel you arel" she cri'*il  hysterically, when we tried to drive tlie  case homo with (he plc.i of her matei u it  icspoiisibility. "How cruel and unjust!  Ar il I hnd any interest or pleasuie In  this woild but my dear boy's welfare;  as if I were not clinging for his sake  nlnno to that one bit of property left to  mc! And yuri want lo dra.3 it from me  row, nfter ibe wealy bf Uiglo I've been  through, the (!e->peiata light I had to pro-  seivo it untouched! I tell you that, during the last 11 vo years of my niairioJ  life, scaicely a day passed but I bad to  go through ii scene like this with my  wi etched husband. I tell you not a ruse,  nn art.lice, a tlne.it, au entreaty that  greed could inspire 11 as I spared. And I  Iind tho coinage to defy him, to defy him  with the steel of a loaded pistol grazing  my forehead, for I wns a mother. Oh,'  little can you, my sisteis, understand the  sublime courage, themightof resistance,  that motheruood confeis even upon the  weakest, the most helpless of woman-  kind; littlo can you "  "Oh, stuff and nonse-ise, Janel!" I interrupted, not know in,; whether to burst  out laughing or to fly iuto a temper at  the outrageous way in which she was  turning the tables upon us. "How can  you go on like that? As if you didn't  know peifectly, as if jou hadn't a thousand pi oofs that our only motive in urging this sacrifice upon \ ou is Phil's wel-  faiel And you must admit tint a boy  of bis talents and a*ni ition ought IoImis  a University educ<������ on and be provided  with a fair start in ine both of w inch. \  tell jou, th**���������i,>'ei('!'   o_   the C.rupntj   to  ���������which yon ding so determine ���������-..��������� "-m  ���������nsure to bim if converted into cash, and  bot a penny of ths capital need bo  touched."  "Oh, dear, oh, dear," moaned my sister, closing her eyes, and, with ������ martyred prostrate air, leaning liack'ou her  couch���������"the old, old story that bis father  dinned iuto my ears for years I How  could I be so foolish, so improvident, so  heartless���������ba, hat���������to let six thousand  pounds lie in a box, not yielding a penny  to our income, when be was half starving, when our boy'������ to������s w*ere coming  out through bis little shoes, and bo  couldn't afford sixpence to a cobbler to  mend tbem? The old stoiy���������bow well I  know the jargon!"���������^uddenlystaitlug up  and facing us witb sparkling eyes. "Aud,  if I had not been so foolish, so improvident, so heartless, if my motheihood had  Dot sustained me, and I had handed my  diamonds to my husband, would my boy  or should I huve beeu 0110 shilling the  richer for it this moment���������would a penny  tiavejbeen spared to un?"  "But���������but, Janet," protested two of  the others angrily, "you are wandering  from the point strauga>yt You 6iuely  don't mean to imply, sister, that handing  the money over to Us in trust for yourself and your boy would be* the pa rue ns  banding it to your scapegrace husband?"  "No, no���������of course not 1 How stupid  you all are I How could ypu imagine  thatl would imply such nonsense ? What  I mean is���������is that my poor boy, who, I  see, has a little of his father's spendthrift  blood in him���������how could he entirely  escape such taint?���������is best off as he is,  without money or prospect of money,  while the fever of young life lasts. What  I mean is tbat a certain intuition, a maternal instinct which you, my dear sisters,  cannot understand, urges ran tu keep  Eustace Browurig^'s son dependent on  bis own exertious, his undeniable talents,  to make a start in life, as so many young  fellows without half his pioinise manage  successfully to do For bornething tells  me���������a conviction I would battle against  in vain���������that if I complied with your  wishes and handed over srrch a sum of  money to hira, the inherited diV-aae���������  dissipation���������would break out in my poor  child, and the fair promise of bis youth  be blasted forever. Now I beg to hear  so more of this matter. You know my  mind and my unalterable conviction, so  let .it never be revived in -my hearing,  please. And bear this in consideration,  that I am acting on an experience, an  instinct of natire that your sUterhood  bas denied to you, my sisters. Now leavo  tne, for I am much exhausted. "  We left her, as may be imagined, in a  towering rage aud with an av.dauc'ie of  sarcasm, which sbe escaped by turning  over on her pillow and muffling her exposed ear with her handkeiuhief.  For a whole week after this scene wo  were so sore and hot that we could talk  and think of nothing else, and spent our  days devising ways and means to send  the boy to college in spite of.his mother,  nnd get bim out of the destiuctive groove  of his iutcicourse with Trot. Bat not  until eighteen mouths later, when an  elder sistei of his f.ithei's, dj-iug unexpectedly, left bun a leg icy of _t*io thousand pounds, were we able to effect our  purpose. Philip griily entered an Ovfonl  college, promising to distinguish Irims -If  as quickly as he could, and to keep well  within liis income, both of which promises  the dear lad kept, to our great triumph  and delight.  After the lapse of two yenrn���������for during his hist vacation Pc^gy and I b.ui  spirited Trot>'away to the Rhine fora  finishing coiuse of music and German���������  the young people met again. Phil,was  now a full grown and very bands* ma  young fellow, skilled in ail branches of  athletics; and Trot, who had only tucked  up her bonny blown hair and lengthened  ber skirts six weeks before,' ������a\e bers-lf  - most charming little airs of young lady  Irood. and was. in our united opinion, an  . object to carry the heart of any young  man, with the ordinary weaknesses of humanity, by storm almost at first sig t,  Sha > was a round-faced rather baby-  featured little person, with a very bright  complexion, deep gray eyes,-and curly  brown hair slightly tinged with gold;  she had the sweetest voice and ths prettiest laugh I ever heaid.  * "Trot! Good gracious, is that you?  Why, what's , happened to you?" 1 is  our nephew's rather unpromising greeting, as ths young lai'y, with erect head  and outstretched hand, advanced to meet  -him.���������"Shouldn't-have-knbwn you~if-T  bad met you in the street, by Jove!'  He was stooping to bestow bis usual fraternal salute, but suddenly became an are  that ths girl's hand was closer to bim  than her cheek, so he diew bnck with a  blush and a frown and stood at some distance, coutemplrni'it; her with an expression that certainly did not convey duuio  founded approbation arrd delight.  "So you've been and gone and grown  np altogether, have you? Why, (  thought the aunties meant to keep yu  in pantalets and p* ;Uus for the next tea  years, M'se Trot!"  Al which Miss Trot gave bim a sharp  answer and, turning ber hejd, n*oved  towards the door opeuiug into the garden.  "Don't you think the dear child hns  greatly inrpioved in appearance, Phil  Do you remember u hat a sha] eless 1 Uie  dumplingshe was two������������������"began Janet,  who has as much tact as u pump Smuille,  when I bad the pieseuce of miuo to up-  r.ot ber work-basket; and, before she  had time to get over the ('master, her son  was well out of bearing, escorting Lij  old playmate round the rose walk.  For a couple of days a certain .ippeir-  ance of reserve and slight malttisaei >ed  to cloud their companionship; but this  cleared awny quickly���������nun-h too quickly  ���������and, before tl 1 end of the week,,tho  young people were on the friendliestand  easiest of terms again, enjoyuMfoj^bj let  summer pleasures with thsff^trsesit ol  tlieir healthy energetic youwr^But/llis-  subtle, the deli htfully disturhlngatinoa-'  phere tbat waa to envelop their renewed  intercourse���������alas, no sign .of iUf-xij.lence  could our anxiotin e -eg/dwcovtrl An,\  in dismal fimrly rone. ������ve we bs-J to 8il.  mit, nfter ( r.iun.iring ������.������eklr not-**, tnat  the young | ir had -vit^wan.'ered into  th* pinni������*i������ n-'h %������������������- win ������*d ihi-m t\  Ii.-jj ; ti-^t  P'-������i  "v. t ���������   re*  ���������"'*" ni>t v������r������  .(���������!'<  rled away by Trot'* ch.iri.-i: whv-lime-������������������.'������������������  Appeared so overwhelming.    AiitCiiitt  f"  'rot, well, she actually,  mh-r bJHii- -  tonscious or indifferent e- ��������� ���������������, sta**-"-*-*'  rather lively flirtation w itl    ������������������uii^cjtir :  Uanners,   a   good   l.-.'.ing      nt :&ti >���������-  ���������--  beaded boy just six in I'llr       ' ott*  -���������'������������������  burst, but  who wn- ii.������ fr:      '  11**f'������������������-���������'������������������  f ard swagger and nii'inu;.- ������������������ '.,-ttia- m  if he had been a Crimcm v        *n.--a-- ���������������  It was the hottest, driest. *'- ���������.���������������*-������������������������ v  sered   for  years,   and.   w irjSsHi  olimling sun, the do'. i!h*      M^i*;?*'-!  those aggravatinr.- eli'- 'ei.     ������������������������ K*������rtn>vi ���������'  just four of the c  .*���������   ��������� -rr       ������r. ������������������*-. ������������������  tble old maids in !'.��������� ,    ��������� I.    0!->* I"���������'  indeedl   I am sine, rt-     i*       ui|i*n>'f*i  toucerned, we might 1. 1   1 >������ v-   ���������  lerted wivus or dent.  poor Janet  On*  afternoon���������I  l  ���������reeks after tbe bo) 's rotor;  [ were standing at tin* "pe  rjow, abstractedly walclun;  ais  going  on-immediate!.!  between Trot and young Jl:  I few rather lazy gatm s. 11  tbat they were not <������n-'i(>  lervation, for, on Il.-i  Ti  ������way ber racket ami  -turn.  the grass, her oomprin'mi c  himself sentimental); .11 be,  jan to petition for a grft ol  roses she wore at ber 1   1 ".it  "What an affected h.<:>*l  low isl" remarked Phil'- -"*  behind us.    "What is  it 1  about now?"  "He is only asking t -.-  roses," I answered lightly.  "Such nonsense!   Ticccn V'vv''!a?~f'!  Uie same kind about.    \>*h.   ������������-i**<^a--.i.  pick some for himself?"  "Why?" I retorted, im'o ���������   -r-n-rr-   --.7  retain myself.   "Been-   >.���������       .���������-���������������.  anninder like you, Phil!    il ������������������������*. *  .   ��������� '-'\  pect, he would rather *..---        1.  few  faded  buds  won-  - ---���������-       \  ������nd pretty girl as our *i       1  rest aud freshest borirj. 1 .^-~ <-> 1  tould give him."  "Oh," exclaimed Phil, hu .mgg*sv\ 1  loud rough laugh that mode Litoiw-i; '  Under the trees look up li.ibt   ", "*(���������?>������������������������������������-1 ft  |ee! That's the mean in;: ������f 1 e-f <itx"-'��������� ���������, ��������� r*".  little scene, by Jove! 1 ������>���������* o>***-*' *-.' 1 ������-!������  lalamauder, not to have I.i!. ���������*���������-->������������������*>���������*��������� /i������ij>  tore!   And what a confouu     '���������> ���������   -"-- -���������'-*'���������'  beaded donksy I have b-*-.i 1 ��������� ^v^i . ��������� -*, -\~v.-  tlways in ths way, bpuil:-(>g -;..*������*��������� 1. 1--- axi  morning until night! WVI ^-it-V.. > ft Am.  good care to efface myself fi. - tl*������ *-v *.. . *"������<i  Why���������why the dic'keus :,n;r*i.'iiSi.,-r . ��������� :*������l  Sidu't you tell me that Tn>t 'M-nraacti.t." ���������' -���������-  that style of thing? I b ula'. tho Ki9fe t~-'  Idea that it was the le.i-t tir^ht-iUtt,*-..  trot, of all the girls in the w ,rhI..������{������$���������������������<  !  iCU-X     ���������������   ��������� *  ���������^..���������itai^VrAv  ��������� -li-an^ft-t  ��������� tnb>f������r>������ict������  . set-eCsa**  um*c������r*aMtl  o>Ct*Vii\J0-l -  ��������� ci ������.j������j*vir-1.  -, of. ���������r*������-    -  t t'<**������������������:   \ ���������'  ������I������t* *r*r������ -    1  ������i^~-������Y*:-      I  l^.������jS.V.������-   -  ���������M>i*mr*Wito>..l*  .rs-f-***..*: '-  -������������������-������ti*i*������ r 1  'ler������U^/fi. 1  :. *faV,on������Bte. r-  - Vi  itXi-v cub':.*  ���������'it* ���������gh-i^'J >-'���������'  ,  ������������������!  j*s,-^.-i  ' !������tl   ������J!^1 1-.  '.it   1* -l'lr-f\  r.    Ao-Jfi" r.,  -xpfi*  ieni-  tJv >-  -JS-,r ,--.  \'<A - ��������� t?*  ."si.l **-  ',-emi, r  '-.Oe-.  "Ji*  lag a swaggering little r>li<K  t heard him mutter as li ui  fully away.  After that, Philip avoi lei!  ciety as ostentatiously a- Ire  it hitherto, and treated harness and distant politt'in-s* t  to hurt and puzzle her <!*_-cp  lhe stooped to' ask foi uu .  of his sudden change, begg***- *  formed in what way ������he bri������  displeasure; but be as-ur.-d.  ' was laboring under a deli.  bad in no wise offended In���������  tny further explanation, nt  ���������  became more determinedly .-  being quite bitter and r<-;ie'.  manner to him, and day 1   \  without their exchanging :i ���������* -  breakfast or dinner.    It b c   ���������-  terrible and trying that \-f   -  ;  ing for the time of Phi l'i -:  lord.  One afternoon,at lunch I��������� nu  that he  bad accepted  ami..-it  Ipend a week with some frfen������!***3-cw������ep:-.   ���������  ���������f miles up the river, and aflvru ar.*!* ������.*  Itood  at the window,  tbe   fuur.'of**->-..  ibreast, sadly watching they������iti"g-nc������<sy  Itart for tbe.tennis-club to^e !������rr_ '������������--  fcbbut half adojwn yards th-y ~ctrt-*s^i  by side, then, Phil stopping to !������k)U..1..i -  Cigar, Trot moved quickly. iirr, n������J������d������\  Instead of attempting to OT'*rl--ik������r'������lBrB   ���������  Itruck across tbe lawn,at tight ������n^���������������-. ���������  tnd thus they drsanpfaredfrbm. o'lirviar.-,*.  ��������� Neither of tbem  r������turr'ied*t'K������Jiriis������r7  tnd about nine o'clock, as weroeiwsJfrlbi ��������� j  In the dusk waiting for tes&SJjgwf '���������'������������������ "���������it.-. ~*^.  rery quietly, knelt down bet*"~ ������������������ A' ~'  tnd me, and asked oh to t>repar*.  for a bit of ne \s thnt -yroyt' '-  lure, surprise us very n.ucli���������.������1      1  bit of news in the world ^h"*"' ���������    '���������  expect to hear I    And the^e-*-< w -.  lhe ha'd that after ooon pntitii*** Jr.jm '   i>.  ������ man who said lie loved fw-r v. lypvi r������  dearly, but only on condiliu.r .-: "i������utA<  tbat she had our unanimous con-coMB*^  approval. -"'After  a   few  mn'iiantap-.ir*'      ..v#  nobody spoke, she laid her elr��������� '.* ������*3s������i"J " '-������JI-*'  Peggy's tremblirrg baud and   . i������l,ri>t,' r.jL-to,:  whioper���������  "Well dear, v. lint do yonrn iy J*1 Efti-wi .*"���������-���������*���������&  I any chance of your consent^ yo-aRu^x���������    ������������������-���������  approval ?"  "Oil, Trot, Trot, he is veryyoiunry< .ji-s-r-i-r   ;&.-  are both very yo.nrg I" Peggy ansoasa..,   .  bulf in tears. *" arf?"J  "Tlrat is not much against bins ***/*���������, vjjfc-, 5.  mammy.    That i* n fault which wHLL. f>  mending itself civry day." ,  "You love hint then, Trot?" '  The answer ��������� a 1110" falteringfjw aSkJm. a~j-  few seconds' silence;' '.''-"  o- 1  "I���������I   don't   know, yet,   mitv^r^ 1," '  haven't had time to think about ffcS-I^-lSi'  supjiose I do like him just a UUHaj-ytrjA^.::  Inow." ,. ,,\  "But   he Is -rot  well off, Twotr^St^-'H^  father " "     ,    ���������������  *l shouldn't rnirrd that, derm ,tamv?*z,*-t2*'  money inyself^Vjoii; know; rindjrhia, jrhy������A i^.*  offers jne^dttiV><KW gren ter 'fsta-afVi 'f V?*���������>'  tlie vaoiefennfir-Jn t������Wrld.B  "H������'aoeatr,'li\'liat-r������i'Ji������tindti  child?"      "i ' ���������'     }*    -  "Tbe inducement of never, nim !���������������*-  -  Ing to leave you nil���������tlie induccment-ofT.  owing yon as much as I owe3 ou onysrif, .  ef loving you all almost as wellaa*i do. -->  myseU"       - ' ii R  "Trot, .Trot!" our four voirei qtmiSKSiIi  forth together..," What are you talking j  "about?*. What i'wi B -rtia I Unuesav.**!  US?   Why slunii'I he love usi"  "Bertie   Man <*i������?   Oh.   <���������!>,  how do you think  I could ineantb4S*~-  thnt silly boy?   How could " -^  ���������"Then you rivm���������um mean������������������*     ' W '  "I w*a'.���������w i.v, Pn .. ol com*-"!" f  Wt-  'savo n   !n,j  iltuce  tlr     'ollowfta^*  week .1- a <:lie j*. "in et fi>i   the exu*b*u>.  afsd|  "���������fey-  -ft  M^-r7W*.->'  *VV������fij..V,  r^  (To be Cmtlavma.}  It  ���������'2,*- 'r.-.r!'?'iv.-'.r?r.,!*K."a3?**-'t:  l'ft>^v*rt*^1|.*ffrf>;;;y-i*!'������**^**IPL"  ���������*&������..  ft  I-  f  Is?  #<^*#^*#*^*#*^4|������^#^#^^#^^^^r^^*#  ������iiritwwTJBBiia������jAiMK*Bii������������>������g������iri.-imm^������ijii'i^'r'.-j!i������jM������^  '/Vf*  Fabric,  All Wool  .���������md   Champagne.  Voile,  in  Regular  Navy'  751-'*  jiV^.  ���������*S������'*S  ������*iS  **^^?'^  *������*  0������  J-V4*.  pring Dress  A Handsome Spring*  Blue, Black, Cream  Now���������6oe.  Ladies'  In all the best makes, from !?*\oo a pair. Colored and  Black, in dressed and undressed White and Grey  Washing Kid Gloves. Every pair guaranteed. Children's   Kid Gloves���������all sizes.  CoSlars and Bells  Fancy ChilTon and Silk Collars���������all new.  In!'New and Fancy Colors, Red, Blue and Black Tafleta.  They carry  a   neat,   refined   and   distinctive  appearance  with them.  We have just   received   a  Samples bought at a discount,  at wholesale prices.  You  can  of Travellers'  get  them here  White Wear  Ladies'    Skirts,    Corset   Covers,   Drawers.      Baby   and  and Children's Robes and Reefers.  a'gira're.iiiwiMiiiiiiirBqeamiTra-^^ E  | Men's Furnishings  Ready-to-Wear Suils, Boys' Suits long and short Ban is..  Regatta Shirts  Soft: and  Stiff Fronts.     Boys'   Regatta   Shirts  and  ln  White Shirts'.  Ties, Collars, Grieves  Nobby and well selected goods in these lines just in.  All the latest Spring Shapes and^Colorings.  Shoe Department  Men's American  Harlow Shoe and thc Twentieth Century Shoe.    These are best made Shoes on the Market.  Ladies' Empress Shoes  The well-known favorites.  Come in and select a pair.  ������������ElTm������iim������������j������iti>uamnimen,nr.������������M������CT  HOUSE FURNE  Lace Curtains from 6oc to .$7 per pair. Portieres Curtains  from $3.50 to $12 per pair. Sheeting and Pillow Cottons, Table  Linen and Napkins at old prices.    Bed Spreads, while and colored.  EASTER MILLINERY  ��������� The 29th was a field clay for the Ladies of Revelstoke, nothing  but compliments from all quarters on our Millinery display. Jf  you have not yet left your order, leave it before the stock is broken.  We guarantee to please or no sale.  Call and see our Dress Goods and price them   befoi-c   making  your purchases.    All work guaranteed.  SATURDAY, the   19th   instant,   we  arc giving  .Special  Discount in all lines of  Men's Wear.  Call  Window  *H������  mm  Millinery and Dress  making Upstairs.  $?k  0k  #  #  0������  0&  c$ilk  WW  and See Our Prices.      Watch Our Bargain  it will surprise you and save you money.  CES1IES  if  *.f  *.f  if  OUR Grocery   Department   is   complete   in   all    *;  lines.    Our Prices arc away down.  Wc pay particular "attention to   this  and we can  assure  our customers   that  line arc fresh and tasty.  ty  Department  in this    ty  if  ':[ i'f  i'f  goods  MONTEITH..  FIRST STREET  tytytytytytytytytytytytytyty>tytytytytytytytytyty^^  *.f  if  i'f  i'f  i'f  **.***���������������*��������������� **.* ***********mo  i for i  Inspector   Wilson   paid   rui   official      Mv. iind   Mrs    Murray  visit tn the public school heic 011 Wed-   driiightei*,   returned    on  nesiliiy. .     ���������=.  Fountain Syringes  Hot Water Bottles  Atomizers  GO TO THE    ���������'':,''���������"  Canada Drug  and Book Company  ��������� ������o**������ea**o*������*o ������������o������������������������n������������  BORN.  G'ORSOJf���������At    Kevelstoke,   cm   3I:uch  10th, the wife of F. Corson', a, non.  Lewis���������At Revelstoke, on Mrivel'. 23rd,  the ivife of E. H. Lewis, a da-ugfhtev.  Married  McKenzie-Williajison ��������� At Revelitoke, March 20th, by the Rev. W.  C. Calder. Mr. Donald R. McKenzie.  to Miss Florence M. Williamson,  both of this city. .  Coming Events  April 4.���������Easter Mondav. Knights of  Pythias Ball.  April 19.���������Bazaar and Concert in Selkirk Hall, under-auspices of Ladies  Aid of Methodist-Church.  Mav C.���������Supper and Bazaar imdec the  allspices of the Ladies'  Aid,   at   the   Opera, House. ,   LOCALISMS  \  ���������Leave your order for Hot Cross buns I  at Bennison'.- link cry. ���������  '   To-morrow Ix'iiif; Good  Friday,   tht'-  stores will be closed. j  The Bachelors  Ball will  be  lv-UI   i" !  the Opera House on April 1 Ith rnxt.  ��������� Flower seeds,   parden   seeds,    irrruss;  ^���������eeds, seed onions at Hiinre iV iJo'-:. j  "J. A. .Sumner, mining record -r. of  Camborne, was in the city on Saturday.  ���������Oo Carts for the babies, at K. Howson's, call and see the large assortment.  ���������Kid gloves, ladies collars, handkerchiefs, laces.- chiffon collar forms, at  ^.H. Hume iV C*.  Mr. and Mrs- Fairhall, of Comaplix.  ���������were in town on Tuesday and return-  \ed home yesterday.  r    Mrs. J. G..McDonald, left  on   Satin-  ���������rday morning on a visit to her'  mother  at Sandon.  II. Cook, who was taKerr to the hospital on Sunday suffering from rheumatism, is reported much better today.  ��������� An artistic line of wall paper just  opened up at R. Howson A: Co.'sFurni-  ture Store, call and get prices.  '���������-'Chas. F. Lindmark, manager of the.  Revelstoke Lumber Co., is at the coast  ori a business visit.  ���������A few carpet remnants still left at  K.-Howson's sale, from 10 to 20 yard  pieces.  A beimtifu! wedding- cuke was on  exhibition in the window of Bennison's  bakery on the lirst of the week.  ���������Cushion girdles, pom poms, curtain  girdles, cushion cords, fancy work  screen nt 0..'.13. fcluniu& Co. .  F. d.'Sipproll, of thcllKHALD, is laid  up at: the -hospital fiom ���������tin attack of  la grippe.  ���������'  '   o   ������������������  ���������   ���������   ��������� '.''..."''  ���������JXow ideas in pouijiadoiir combs and  haii' fasteners Ure arriving daily, at  The He'd Cross Drug Store."  FourN'.*. J's came in on AVednesday  morning. These trains were the  victims ul: No. 1 hard from  Manitoba.  ���������Spring tonics. Sarsaparilla rmdBlood  Bitters, we have a-large fresh 'supply,  at The Red Cross Drug Store.  Miss Dent and Miss Fraser leave tonight to attend the teachers convention being held Rt Vancouver.  ���������Dou't forget the IC. of P. Ball on  Faster Monday evening, in the Opera  House, Grand March at 9 o'clock sharp.  The annual TC. of P. ball will be held  in the Opera House on Monday evening. The committee in charge of the  arrangements* ave putting forth all  effort to make it a complete success.  James Ludgate of the Big Bend  Lumber Co., Arrowhead, returned  from Ontario last night, and went  south to Arrowhead .'this morning.  W.. Williamson eaine in from Bear  ("reek, where he i.s employed on the  C. P. K., to attend the wedding of his  daughter, .Miss Florence Jl. Williamson, which event took place on Tuesday afternoon.  Mrs. T. Booth came in from Salmon  Arm to attend ^the   wedding   of _ her  1??lsWi':!^lts^"Flomt^"liir"iWinTiinisoii  n Tih-mI.iv  flume   and  Wednesday  months   visit   to   New  Thos. Taylor, il.P.P., is   on a  visit  to Victoria.  ��������� Stillon and Canadian cheese, creamery butter in pound prints at O. B.  I [lime Sc Co's.  execu-  :on of  la rye  Indue  o    Mlll-  froni a   three  Brunswick.  ���������Knights of Pythias Ball, Opera  House, Monday evening next. Gentlemen $2, ladies free, Grand March 0  o'clock sharp.  ���������..''...Joseph Maley, the well known  market gardener', is otVering foe sale  some splendid heads of lettuce, grown  by liitu in his hoc houses.  ���������Perfumes and Perfume Atomizers  make very useful Hauler gift.,, see our  stock. The Red Cro-s Dr ug Store, ,I.A.  Buckham.  .'Mrs. B. A. Lawson and iliss Francis  Lawson, returned on Tliiirsdiiy last,  from a six.months visit, lo friends and  relatives in Ontario.  0. 11.. Mcintosh, the Conservative  candidate for tliis riding, went souih  to.Rossland on Monday morning .Mr.  Mcintosh is just returning from a  couple of weeks tour of the eastern  part of the riding.  A new school house !.- to be built  at  Arrowhead   this   spring,   the   oIKcia  notice to contraelorsciHinir for tenders ,  may be found el-e where ih this issue. ! live places   of   business  on  and after  M.iiv 1st at  the  following hours:    On  .1. A. Baker, member of lli(  live  of   the   Western   Fcder-i  Mineis, delivered a lecture to   a.  audience   in   the   Selkirk   hall  room, on .Monday evening.      Mi.  je.-t was labor organization, etc.  Hera use of lhe ice on the sidewalks  women claim that when t'lrey get  started 1 hey Iind it impossible In slop  ���������even in front of tin: millinery stor-'s.  Fathers and husbands aie therefore  gieaily indebted to Ihe ice king.  .1. A. Darragh left yesterday morning for Crni!hn: nc. .Mr. Darragh will  rake piovisioii'- and supplies lo the  Silver Dollar and with two men will  commence work and ai range l'ora  season's active operations on this valuable property.  Early Closing  The   merchants   of   the   city    have  mutually agreed to close their respec-  al a poil. nrni'liuil "II. 0. l>nr-  ,*-;������nier pnst"   mill  pUnted at  NOTICIi.  SMue is hereby Riven tli.il tlrlrtvflavsafler-ilatu  r mit ml tn ripply tntlic* ( hief t iniiiiiibsiuiier uf  i.;r:id������ ;in,l \l nWrs f<n' ii i-pccl.il lii'uw-e to cut and'  c.'iliy.'iw.iy tinnier frmu I Iiu 'iilliiwiiii; ilctcribcil  lllllil*. Ill !ht> \U'M,Kiiiiluu:iy ilislriel :  1. (.'OlIIIIH'IK'i.'lJ  grid's .-outh \v hi   __   t ti  .-���������.Imuliiik* iim.i nnth of tl,,! 'colm-rii'l'i'i, 'river, lirick  ul .->tia������ ivn.v '���������'(.���������a, liu'noi; <i,uHi M (.'li.-iins, tlii-ncu  u-c.-l i'lvli.-iiii.', tliuiivu ."iiiiIIi SUul.iiins, lliurrcu u.-ihl  WIl'Im.iU'1 lu tli^]ii,ii'uof ('(iinini.'iii.'uiiiuiii.  2. Ciiriirricrri i:i������ ;it n pci-t iiiru-kuil "II. r.'. l'ni-  siiii.1 iinriii ������<������.i iMinur iju-,t,'"':iiut i)liiirlt'il nt  .-i_lni-.it ime ���������nili- in illi ()f i|lu !,;llli; ���������f t|lu Ciilninliiii  Iivi'v, 1..H.-I; nf Kti.'iu'lwil'.v KI.u, ihcnue 'north to  ci.liin., t.H'iicii C'.'i'.l Sll I'hnin.-., I licui-o hinith Si)  ������������������Iiririi',, lliiriii'ii ivt'ii, S'J fli.tiim to tliu iilnuc of  c'oiiiiiK'i]ij(.>ii<eiit.  R.itcil tliit^tli .lay of Jl.ncli. 11)01.  nvil'iA i|. o. 1UUSOX.  (LEARAfKE SAIE OF FURNITURE  Wc lrave a largo number of lines which we waul lo reduce. We will give  yon a good discount on any of lhem. We are going to make our Showrooms  considerably larger and wc will give you all kinds of templing oilers lo help  us reduce orrr stock in order that wc may carry out our alterations. ASK  FOR DISCOUNT.  n  Cabinet Making:  Upholstering:  REVELSTOKE  FURNITURE STORE  Plcturo Framing:.  James O'Connor has opened   up  his  bath rooms in the building next to  L.  A. Frerz's block on First street.   Medi-  | cnti'il vapor with electricity and massage a specially.  .Mai!   Or  Prompt   Airenlion  \  Post office Inspector Dornian. of  Vancouver and well known thiough-  out the province, died'in that, city on  Thursday last, after air illneis of two  weeks.  The machinist - tit the C. P. R. i-hop-  are tending locomotive foreman Scotl  a smoker in Selkir k hall tonight. Mr.  .Scott leaves in a few days for Kamloops.  The police commissioner's have appointed Thos. .Sturdy as patrolman  and have requested the city council to  construct two cells in the basement of  the city hall.  rofvr.-jh  BRACED UP!!  By some of onr Ionics you can  pass through tlie change from  winter lo Spr'ng without trouble  and be in good shape fnr Summer.  Spring FVledicSrues S3  We keep all the. Staple bines of  S.ir.-.apreill.is, I'Kiod Millers, ele.  Afresh stock of Beef, Iron and  Wine lo hand.  Dispensing always promptly attended to.  WALTER BEWS,  -  Phm, B,  Druggist nnd Stationer.  ���������Kf^TBrnd i ey^ritfRrftirf ro mA^vtmeHi  Creek last week with about $800 in  coarse* gold. Among the lot was one  nugget of $20 and the balance run  from tal.ol) to $10 each.  The following are the officers of the  newly organ isfd Intermedial'; lacrosse club: A. McH.ii>, president; 1).  C. .McKenzie. vice-president.: XV. Chambers, secretary arrd It. .Srnyt.lre, Treasurer'.  The Kainloops .Sentinel reported  some time ago that it ivas feared thai.  .Mat Green, a well known trapper,  was probably murdered at Ti*te .loan  Cache. Tour Kdw.irils, v.bo has jus!,  returned from Canoe river, was informed by if. Kvans, a trapper, whon-.  he met at? Grizzly Creek, that, if Green  wa.s dend it was most likely through  natural causes, ft being well known  that Green has suffered for year's with  a sore head caused by a tumor and ir.  was most likely that the tumor was  the. cause of death.  F. XV. T,ningof the local government,  office stall: state" that the flalirm  named Donalo who killed a. C. P. li.  brakeman at Port; Arthur on Friday  night, alleging that the railway rnari  had insulted his wife and threatened  him, was formerly a Nelson man. and  that hi.s real name is f.'a.sfjiiclln.. ,Vlr.  Idling first knew the man at Revelstoke  where he taught him Knglish. T'as-  oitolla at that time not being able lo  speak a. word of anything bul. Italian,  ffe opened a store here on Josephine  street, north of Carbonate street and  about four years ago sold, oul to another compatriot and went to South  Africa. Cater he returned to Canada,  and went fo Port Arthur where the  tragedy happened last week. Pas<|iiella  was well known, particularly amongst  his fellow countrymen all over fin;  .Kooteuay.**, having I i veil here, from 1802  to 1000.���������Nelson News.  Mondays. Tuesdays, Thursdays and  1'Yidays at 0 p.m. and on Wednesdays  at 7 p.m., excepting nn days pieceding  legal holidays or other special occasions.  NOTICE.  Xolico i> hereby iriven thnt thirty iluys nfU'r  (l.'itli I inturut lo H|ipl\ to tlio (jhicf Uiiiniiiisaiiiiivr  of I.iinilMUiil Woil;., for a spucint lieenee tocut  runl (.'iiii'yiiu.iy limber fiom the f.iiloivhu; ilcsurlli-  i������l liuiils ill Ihu U uit Kootcnriy ili.-trict:  1. Uurrruifui-irii: ut n jai.st in.ir!e(.-il "M. J. I'nr-  oon s math iiwt 'corner |io.*,t" .mil iilnntcil ut  ii.iont inn! nmi oiic-i.nii'lh miles fiom thu mouth of  lliililicli ciOL'l; mul on thu cist hunk of ������n.iil cruel!  r rurrce north Kill einiins, tlience uiint -1(1 chains,  thence hotith IU0 Chilian, tlience west 40 clmiii.*, lo  triu plucu of cotuiucnceinenfc.  ���������2. (..'niiiinenciiij,' ;it a pn-t maiked "Jl. ,f. I'.ir-  son ,, miiiIIi ue.-t coiner po.sl," juril planted iiLnliiiiil  one rum iiiiL-fiiiirUi ruiiu.s from thu moiitli of llol-  ilicli creek mul on tliu e:u-t bank of sniil eieck,  thence north Hii) chains, theneo ������*u������t 111 eluilliH,  Ihence .soutii liiu cliuin-, tiieucu eimt -10 chains lo  the phice of coii.iilenceuient.  llateil this 2;.!ii it.iy of Jl.-irch, hW.  o****a***������*****o*������*o*******o***o****************m***  a ~  THE MARSHALL SANITARY MATTRESS.  (uch.'il  M. J. 1'AllSOX.  Manager Wanted.  Trustworthy lady oi* genlleinan to  manage business in tliis county and  adjoining territory for well and favorably krrown house of solid financial  standing. $20.00 straight cash salary  arrd expenses paid eaeh Monday by  cheidiLiUjsfeiWtujjuJlfiaflfpjiuitu^  pense money advanced. Position permanent. Address Manager, 810 Como  Mock, Chicago, Illinois. mtrjii-l'J.  SING Kit  NOTICE.  Notice i.s hi'ieby K'Von Unit llrirtv ituvs after  ilale I inlenil to apply to thu Cliief Coiiluus.siouer  of l.aiuls iiuil Works torn special licence tocut, aiul  cairy av,uy timlier from tliu following itcucrilictl  lamls in .the We.-t Iviiuteniiy district:  I. Communeiiiir ata post, uiaikcil "D. WooKoy'.s  noi tli u esL corner )io.-.t,''anil iilauti'it ut aliout onu  mile noilh of the Columbia rivur at I'. Peterson's  .south east corner, tiieuee north yo chains, thence  ea.st SO chains, thencu south SO chains, tflulieu west  Si) chains to the plaeu of commencement.  ���������2. Coiiiinonciiitfuliipo.st markcit "I). Woolsey's  south west corner post" milt planleil ut about one  uiib: north of the Columbia river at 1*. Peterson's  south east corner, thence north SU chains, thencu  west SO eliains, thence south Sll chains, thencu  c^i^t=si_i_L'haiii.sJ.{)-thoplace-of-ci.'inn'.erreuruurilr^^^^  Datcil thisSlril itay of Marcli, 11)01.  nuli'll 1). WOOl-SKY.  ��������� PAT. SEPT., 19(10. ' ' a  * R. HOWSON  & CO.,  FURNITURE   DEALERS.  :  J AGENTS FOR THE "OSTERMOOR"   MATTRESSES.. ���������  o***********a*******������**************���������*������������������***������������������****������***  Sewing Machines  Can  be purchased  on  payment of  $5.0(1   per  Anybody wanting a  first-class Singer Sewing Machine on easy  terms, can get llrerrr  from  H. Manning, AgL  Mackenzie Avenue.  Cigar   Factory  KEVKLSTOKK,    H.C.  H. A. BROWN,   Pitof.  OUR  Brands:  SPECIAL   and  THE  To purchase a building lot in the choicest residential'portion  of the City is NOW.  All indications point to lire coming year us the most -.prosperous your irr Kevelstoke's history.  ���������  At Ihe opening of Spring, and the building boom ."that is  inevitable, that choice plot, that you have contemplated, buying, may be advanced in price or bought for speculation.  AVe.have facilities, not, generally possessed by other.agents  that we offer you on a building ..proposition on these most  desirable residence lots oftho '���������'",.'  '"''.>*  LEWIS BROS., Sole Agents.  .NOTICE.'  UNION  Is recognized    as    one     of.-- the  surest  nrarli.s of civilization.  OUR  I'CKK MKDICINES  l*"or internal and external use���������our  line arlielcs for the toilet,���������Brushes,  Combs, Colognes, Hair Tonics and  Lotions, I'ace Creams and Powders,  etc., all contribule to Ilie health and  beauty of tbe person and indicate the  refinement of (lie user.  TKV'OUR MASSAGE HOLLER  for beautifying tbe complexion  J. A. BUCKHAM  Red OrosB Drugstore.     Maclconzio Ave.  .Vntii'e is liuvlty given tlrnt the uiiikTHlpiOtl  have HiihmiUril tn l!i������j Lk'iitunaiit ('iovi-rintr in  Council a proiiMHal tintliM- tliu proviriinii'-i itf tht]  ItivtM's anil HtriiHin.s Act fur thu ehmrin^aiul iv*  'ninvlnn of otistructmiiH from l-'ish Civuk a civuk  unipLyiiiix inLn the Noitli ICast Arm of Airou* l^iku  in thu l/istricl of \\rust Koutenay antl for making  Ihu .mine tit for rafting ami driving therein logs,  timiMii', Inmher, rafts ami crMtM.  Thi- huiil.H to hu jiiVuctvMl hysuhl works aru all  the lands on either '.shlo of the said Fish Creek  ttiilcli liuUmg to t\w |'r������vini*u of UritUh Oolnmhia  ami Uie Dominion'nf Canada u.\tv|iting the following which thu said iJovernmuiiLs or one of them  have sold to or permitted to \m occupied hy the  following purrioii.s :  Name of owner or occupant.  A.JIcKaeit.l. 31. Kellie  J). A. Lamcy  (jcorgu -Lux  ,1. \V. Tlininuuii  l\ J). L������s  A. JIann-ll  ('. Menhinick  Ji. F. Perry  James Saell   "  .lolin P. McDonald    *  ,1. Jlurhidge.  C. it. .McKay  fiuorge Uoiirgeois  K. .1. Hranford  A. llftudeiean  .1. tt\ MeAheu  A. D. AlvJ-iay  W. 8. J)oig  )���������:. If. JJoilanu  Thomay IJrjyter  CJ.1I. Wears it A.H.Turner  J{. li. Shields  Clarence JIcDowell  ./, A.U. Tcibin  If. Poirier  J>. Orr  A. Clowingifc A.G.Fraser  M. JJ. McOallmn    -  Ji. O. Christie'  The rate of tolls proposed to be charged are  such as may he fixed hy the Judge of the County  Court of Kootenay.  Dated March kh. 1004.  EMPIRE LUMBER COMPANY, LIMITED.;  mc31*9L  So. of I  (it nr  I'le-emj  limi,   .,i .  1,0',, liidt,  Group Onu  "   4'M  "  "   fiUI  ������������������  "   M-2  "  " rm  '���������  *��������� rm  ��������� ���������  ���������' ifAuo  '*  ���������' ants  "  Pre-empt-ion No.   XZ7  . "  "      SO  "  "  11a  . 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