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 ,*���������"  EVELSTOKE  ^JSTJD  RAILWAY    MKN'S   JOURNAL  Vol    XIV: NO    43  REVELSTOKE B. C.   THURSDAY,  APRIL 28, 1904  $2 OO a Year in Advance  DEPARTMENT   STORE.  WHITE WEAR  Chiklrens'    Drawers,    fine  Cotton,   Embroidery^ trimmings.���������35c.  PINAFORES���������Nice Cotton,  full sizes, Ruffled and plain  ���������Price���������50c.  WHITE DRESSES for Infants, long. Price���������75c  Nice, Little Short ones, Embroidered and Lace Trimmed.  Price.���������$1.25.  Ladies' Skirts  LADIES' SKIRTS, Trimmed  with Embroidery, Fine Cotton,  Full around the bottom.  $1.00.    $1.50.    $2.00.  Corset Covers  *    Lace-and   Embroidery   Trimmed  Corset"Covers at  25c, 35c,-50c  , and 75c.  ��������� We have something very new in  this   line   trimmed - with   Chene   "���������  Lace.    Come in and see them.  Beautify!  Ladies' Cowns  LADIES'     GOWNS,    Elegantly  made,  Embroidery and Lace Trimmed.      We have a Special we are selling at���������75c  NEW HOME OF  IMPERIAL BANK  A Commodious aiid Up-to-date  Building well suited to the  Requirements of this great  Financial Institution.  The axiom, "he who runs may read,"  is peculiary applicable to our city perforce, however, some of our readers  prefer a, more sedate pace, hence walk,  the better to observe the gradual,  steady and substantial expansion that  is being made in oui* midst.  The evolution of all progi-essive communities is marked by the substitution  of more durable material than wood  in the construction of buildings used  for public and business purposes, the  latest and most noteworthy example  in corroboration of this theory is the  Imperial Bank block.  Banking institutions are considered  conservative in their undertakings,  yet they who administer their affairs  are men who stand pre-eminently in  the fore of the business world as hard  headed, practical and far seeing, therefore the solidly built and handsome  structure at the corner of Mackenzie  avenue and First street, is conclusive  evidence that the directorate of the  Imperial Bank are fully convinced of  the stability of Revelstoke.  The   building is 40x65 and was designed by the well known architects,  Dalton & JSveleigh of Vancouver, who  acted in colloboration with the  management of- the bank in formulating  the plans.   The contract was let to  J.  Kernaghan, who sub-let the stone and  brick wor'-.to   Wilson   and  Promey.  There are two stories and a basement,  the hitter runs   the   full  size   of  the  building.its walls constructed of stone  quarried in the neighborhood, here one  notes thc furnace, spacious fuel rooms  ar>d a large   vault   for   storing   large  books and record's.   , On   the 'ground  floor'is the'bank   proper  and   as   ^ye  enter the front door a silent lesson, in  economy confronts us in the shape  of  "savings," the   next  window .to   the  right carries the sign - over it  "collections," to the left is observed a busy  man engaged in the discharge of his  duties,   this   is the "teller," beyond a  fall gentleman is deeply engrossed in  the   examination   of   two   ponderous  tomes.-on the iron work outside of his  desk is the legend "accountant," turning around there is a door upon which  is done in large letters "manager" this  is   the   sanctum   sanctorum,   around  which is a  glass   called,   we   believe,  chipped glass, opaque yet translucent  and in relief.   On  this floor are  two  massive vaults, guard room,  lavatory  etc.    Passing out of a door near the  "collection" window and mounting the  stairs is a capacious hall,  well lighted  from a window overhead. Thearrange-  nrent   of the rooms must he a delight  to the occupants, they are light,  air}*,  modestly yet tastefully decorated.   To  the right at the head of the stairs is  a  nicely arranged smoking room which  might justly be dubbed a snuggery, in  I Carter and Pinkham, barristers aiid  solicitors, occupy a well apportioned  suite of rooms containing vaults, lavatories, etc., separate from tho hank  proper.  In^coriclusion we may say that the  City of Bevelstoke is to he congratulated on this latest addition to the  city's buildings and the Imperial Bank  of, Canada which from the stand-point  of architectural beauty and efficiency  of its staff will compare favorably  with any of its numerous branches.  JAPS FORCE  A CROSSING  Horses for Japan.  Grand Forks,   B. C,  April 26.���������  James Anderson of this city has accepted an offer from Dr. Armstrong,  of Nelson, B. C, to assist him  in purchasing 10,000 horses for the Japanese  government.     The  animals   will   be  shipped from Seattle to the seat of war.  Mr. Anderson  leaves {[next week  for  Dalles, Oregon,  where  he   will -commence his new duties.   The award of  the commission to Dr. Armstrong was  a strong  tribute   to   his   professional  judgment.   He is well known here and  thx'oughout the entire southern portion  of British Columbia  as   a  Dominion  veterinary inspector.     Mr. Anderson  says he expects the  total number required, about 10,000, will he purchased  in Oregon, which is famous for its excellent stock.   His instructions are to  select first class   animals  adapted respectively  for   cavalry,   artillery and  transport.   -Mr. Anderson expects   to  be occupied all summer and will visit  the leading towns in Oregon.  B.C.  THE EAST  New Chinese Matting, just the tUing for your  Bedrooms.    Prices.���������20c.    35c.    50c.  New Tapestry Carpet in New Colorings and  Designs.���������75c.    $1.00.    $1.25.  New Brussels  Carpets   in  splendid  coloring^  and entirely New Patterns.. .$1.25.       1.50.  New Axminster Carpets, in New Shades,  with Borders to match. We can make you up a  Handsome Square for the Parlor or Drawingroom  at $1.50 and $1.60 per yard.  Assyrian Wool Squares in the New Wool  Colorings.    A pretty thing for Dining Rooms.  OILCLOTH AND LINOLEUMS in all the  New Shadings and Patterns. Black and Tile and  Floral Designs.  We hava an Art Wool Square, a splendid  thing for Bedrooms, in good colors. Regular  $10.00 for 75c.  (. B. ime & (fl���������  Department Store.  fact this floor possesses all the modern  conveniences of a metropolitan residence.  The furnishings of the bank are in  heav y quartered oak specially manufactured by the Canadian Office and  School Furniture Co. of Preston, Ont.  With this exception we may say the  institution is a British Columbia product. The stone was quarried here,  the pressed brick came from Castle-  gar, bells and speaking tubes with  which the building is equipped  throughout were installed by Moscrop Bros. ^  Having given a description of the  material side of the institution we  cannot close v.L* o it so:ve r ���������ference to  the personnel whose destinies are linked with it. The Manager, A. E.  Phipps, is so well known to most of  our readers that he scarcely needs an  introduction, but his present position  is proof that the Imperial Bank of  Canada recognize merit and reward  accordingly as Mr. Phipps began his  career with them as junior in tlie  branch at Brandon and has filled the  various positions intervening between  that and his present one since his  initiation into the intricacies of hanking in 1801.  T. B. Baker is accountant; H. T.  Watt, teller; W. R. Grubb, ledger  keeper; W. H. Swann, collection clerk;  niul H. Hanson, messenger.  The Imperial Bank of Canada has  branches in all the principal cities and  towns throughout Canada, in British  Columbia there are branches in Victoria, Vancouver, Nelson, Golden^  Cranbrook and Trout Lake.  In tlio rear of the building the well  known Ann of Messrs.   Harvey, Mc-  Considerable Inquiry now being  Made for the. Western Article���������Scarcity. - of. timber and  Increased Prices in the East..  The chances for British .Columbia  lumber in tho Ontario market are  likely to be exceptionally good this  year. In fact, one dealer, who handles  considerable of-the Pacific slope product, was" heard to say that as he  would be unable to fill orde: s with the  Eastern white pine, ho would offer the  British Columbia, article as a substitute. If it was .not suitable, the  anxious seekers would have to go  without lumber altogether. Of course  it is admitted here in the East that the  British _ Columbia woods do not lend  themselves as readily for building and  manufacturing purposes - as does tlie  Eastern white pine. However, where  the latter is not available, some substitute must be secured and the "Western woods have the next call.  The annual meeting of the Lumbermen's Association of Ontario was held  in Toronto recently. At it statistics  were presented dealing with the cut  of timber of different kinds, and a  comparison was made of the volume  -"���������XUh-tbatLof past_yea,y_s_.___The_interesfc  ing statement was made that the cut  of low grade lumber was practically  all bought up and that the high grade  stuff was going fast. It was agreed  that the members of the Association  would have to follow the lead of the  Ottawa district millmen and dealers,  who, as announced some time ago, advanced prices ten per cent all around.  The fact that this advance will be  general throughout Ontario and Quebec furnishes another argument in  support of the prediction that British  Columbia lumber will stand a better  chance of making headway in Eastern  Ontario than ever before. Of course  the question of high rates stands in  the way, but high rates, like the poor,  you have always with you.  The McGillivray Co. .Limited, of Ottawa, eastern agents for the Brunette  Sawmill Co., of New Westminster, B.  C, report prospects for the Pacific  lumber and timher in Eastern Canada  very bright indeed. According to Mr.  Percy McGillivray, the manager, his  company, which operates a mill in the  Parry Sound district, has more'orders  for white pine than it can fill. He is  of the opinion that there is nothing  left for the trade to do but to fall back  on the British Columbia stock, high  prices and freights notwithstanding.  He says that there is considerable inquiry for the Western article already,  which would indicate that business  would follow liter. No large Government contracts have been closed, but  several are pending, and it is understood that in these considerable British Columbia dimension timber will be  used. A new wharf for Sault Ste.  Marie will be built of the British Col-  nmbia product.���������B. C. Lumberman.  Two Companies Thrown across  the Yalu River���������Heavy Firing  Towards Tatung. Kan���������A wild  Rumour.  . Liao Yang, April 27.���������Early this  morning the Japanese forced a passage  of the Yalu, two companies crossing  between Tschangdjiu and Siopousikhe  Heavy firing was heard near Tatung  Kan on which it is believed the Japs  made a feint in order to distract attention from the real pointof passage.  So far no bridge has been thrown  over the river. It is believed the Russian fire succeeded in destroying the  floating parts of the Japanese bridges.  St. Petersburg, April 27.-- It is reported that an attempt of the Japan  ese to cross the Yalu was frustrated.  Paris, May 27.���������The St. Petersburg  correspondent of the Matin says: "I  learn from a sure source that the  Vladivostock fleet yesterday sank four  Japanese transports, which were conveying 4,000 men."  I ITi fti *"^* **^** fTl ITI fti fti fti 1*1*1 ���������**��������� ���������'T' *^*������ ���������'*��������� '**** '"fr* -^- '****��������� ."I". JT. Jr. j������. .+. ��������������������������� J  4.' '.J.1 'q.' '4* '4.' '���������I*1 "J,1 %4.1 ���������A1'A' 'J.' "X 'A* '2j 'A' if.' 'A' '4.' 'A' %!���������* ML* ^X. "V *V \  BOURNE BROS, I  Hay, Oats, Bran, Shorts, Feed Wheat, |  Flour, Rolled Oats, Etc.  Bacon, Hams,   Eggs,  Groceries  and  Canned Goods, Etc., Etc. ^  ORDERS SHIPPED SAME DAY  BOURN  r MACKENZIE AVENUE.  a*T* 0*2*** m*������* ***** ,*\** m*������* ***** ������*fri ***** ***** w*L** **i**  r*t*������  **{** ������*j% **i** ,*i** ,*j** r*i** ,"&* &*  i,t,i ij,t *X"TL* "X* *X" "X* TX* TXT *X* TX* *X* X* *X* 'X *X* *X* TX **V "X   X  Matrimonial.  , McCallum���������Bolton. -  Wednesday morning, at the homo  of Mrs. Bolton, the Rev. C. .Ladner  joined together in the bonds of holy  matrimony, two of Revelstoke's estimable young citizens, John McCallum  and Miss Mabel Bolton. The happy  couple left shortly after, the ceremony  on their honeymoon and intend to  visit Nelson,' Rossland and Spokane  before returning home.  The Herald extends, congratulations and wishes them a happy and  prosperous life.  Fraser���������McCully.  Captain L. H. Fraser,  commanding  the C.P.R. steamer Kootenay,  plying  on Arrow lake, was' married "last ,Wed:  nesday    afternoon   to   Mrs.   Francis  Charlotte 'McCully."   The   ceremony  was performed at the residence of Mr.  and Mrs. Hugh Stevens, on Josephine  street,    by - Rev.   Mr.   Glassford,   of  Nakusp,  assisted  by Rev'. Dr.   Herd-  man, of Calgary.' After the ceremony  the guests present sat down to a light  luncheon and subsequently the. newly  married pair left on the evening  train  for.Rossland.1' Later they  will reside  at Arrowhead.    A number bf handsome presents were made, including a  beautiful solid silver service and chest  presented by the officers and crew of  thes. s. Kootenay., .Captain and Mrs.  Fraser were   the  recipients   of  very  hearty congratulations and they were  both liberally pelted with rice and old  shoes as they left the residence, according to the ancient and honored custom  oh such occasions,   Among the guests  present were Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Stevens, Miss Fraser, the captain's daughter, Mrs. O. A. Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. I.  G. Nelson, W.   Irvine and L, K. Lar-  sen.   Captain Fraser is a well known  mariner,  having commanded the s. s.  Kokanee    for    several   years   before  assuming his present position;���������Nelson  News.  Eye   Examinations  Made  Glasses lilted  bv  the   GREAT   WEST   OPTICAL   CO.'S  SPECIALISTS   at   ALLUM'S    JEWELRY   STORE,  Revelstoke, Head Ollice of The   Great   West   Optical  Co.,  Ltd., Vancouver.    Capitalization $100,000.  All work fully Covered by the Company guarantee.  CITY COUNCIL  Oddfellows 85th Anniversaiy.  Sunday evening last, the two local  lodges of the I. O. O. F., attended  divine service at the Presbyterian  church, which"was crowded to its fullest capacity. The pastor Rev. W. C.  Calderdelivered an appropriate sermon  outlining the well known story of  David and Jonathan and how the  society of Oddfellows applied the  lessons to their daily lives. At a joint  special meeting of the two lodges a  motion was made tendering a hearty  vote of thanks to the Rev. W. C.  Calder for his eloquent discourse.  1 The city council met on Friday  evening last, all the members present  except Aid.' Lewis.  Govt. Agent wrote stating city must  assume care of city offenders after 1st  May.���������City agreeable to paying special  gaoler when Const. Upper was absent  and also to pay for keep of prisoners  at present rate. -'    v   \  S. D. Crowle drew attention of council "to blocking.pf road to Iliecillewaet  by lots now being built- upon���������Council  understood C. P. R. would remove  corral and put in crossing at Third st.  Albion Iron Works submitted price  of acid receptacles for chemical engine.  Resolved to order four at price quoted.  C. F. Taylor and J. Kernaghan asked  for exemption of taxes for 10 years on  proposed brick yard.���������When*' council  is satisfied that contract' has been let  for plant the question will be referred  to ratepayers.  The following report was submitted  by F. W. and L. committee re water-  supply:  "The F. *W. and L. committee instructed to report on the extensions  required to the Water service of the  city for this year beg to report that  after due consideration of the different  plans proposed the only proposition  that appears to them lo be feasible for  this year is to connect either Bridge  ereek or Two-Mile creek by a 0-inch  wooden pipe to the present reservoir,  and would recommend that before any  further estimates of either of these  propositions be obtained, that the finance committee should enquire into  the possible- smTrces and~amount~of  funds available in order that no further unnecessary expense may he  incurred, and that in the opinion of  the committee either scheme would  involve an expenditure of at least  $8,000."���������Report filed for reference.  Instructions were issued for removal  of building from lane and for removal  of Imperial Oil Co's building on Fourth  street.  O. P. R. will l)e requested to put  crossings on Campbell avenue spur at  First aud Second streets, full width of  streets.  Hospital Notes.  Harry Guest, an employee of the  Arrowhead Lumber Co. was brought  from the south by Dr. Cross and admitted to the hospital Tuesday night  suffering with a broken foot aud  sprained ankle as a result of a 30-foot  fall from a skid way whilst at work.  We are pleased to note that adequate fire escapes have been installed  on the Queen Victoria Hospital. The  grounds are being beautified by the  planting of different kinds of trees  and the sowing of grass seeds.  Fireman Bodwell is progressing  favorably.  On and after Monday next the early  closing movement goes into effect, the  stores closing at 6 instead of 7 p. m. as  formerly, on Mondays, Tuesdays,  Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays the stores will remain o^en till  7 p. m., and on Saturdays till the  usual hour.  Oddfellows' Hall Burned.  New Westminster, B. C, April 24.���������  The little town of Clovcrdale, on the  line of the Great Northern, was the  scene of a big fire last night. About  midnight the night watchman at one  of thc shingle mills noticed flames  coming through the roof of the Oddfellows' Block. He at once aroused  the neighborhood, but the fire had a  good start and could not lie checked,  and the finest block in the settlement  was destroyed.  The upper floor was used as a lodge  room and the ground floor was occupied by Blair & Hadden, general merchants. Their whole stock, valued at  $4,000 was destroyed. Tt was partly  insured. The building was a new two-  storey one and was owned by the  Gloverdale Oddfellows' Lodge, value  $3*000; partly insured. The lodge also  .lost all its paraphernalia, worth a  couple of hundred dollars.  The fire is thought to have started  from a cigar stump thrown into a  waste paper basket.  Monument to Sir J. Hector.  Subscriptions are being solicited by  Arthur O. Wheeler of the Topographical Survey of the Canadian Rocky  Mountains at Calgary, for the erection  of a monument over the grave of  Douglas Hector, in Revelstoke cemetery, as a tribute- to the lad's father,  Sir James Hector, the explorer, who  accomplished so much in the interests  of this country, first as a member ot  the Palliser expedition sent out to  examine into the possibility of a transcontinental railway from 1857 to 1860,  and second as an author writing'-an  account of his explorations setting  forth the great resources of this country in glowing- terms, wi th. ^accuracy  and without prejudice.  After leaving this country the first  time. Sir James went to New'Zealand  and ' there he was knighted. Subsequently he returned to this country  with his young son to revisit the scenes  that had grown dear to him. This was  in the summer of 1903. At Glacier the  boy Douglas took suddenly ill and  died.  A meeting was held at Glacier afterward and it was decided that a monument, made of some suitable stone  found in the Canadian Rocky Mountains Park, and set over the grave of  his son, would be the most acceptable  token possible of the appreciation of  the work of the great explorer and  scientist.  The work of soliciting subscriptions  of from SI to $2 is being carried on in  Canada, the United States and England.  Subscriptions, or promises of tho  same, should be sent to T. Kilpatrick,  sup_erintendent_of_the_.Mountain.divL-___  sion of the Canadian Pacific Railway.  Revelstoke, B. C, treasurer of the  fund, or to Arthur O. Wheeler, Topographical Survey of the Canadian  Rocky Mountains, Calgary.  St. Peter's Church.  The seating capacity of St. Peter's  church was taxed to its utmost Sunday evening last when the Rev. C. A.  Procunier preached special memorial  services to thc late Thos. Downie und  Kenneth Dodd, who were killed in the  recent accident on the O. P. R. neat-  Albert Canyon. Fittingnllusions werj  mode to the deceased gentlemen both  of whom were active workers in the  church and the hymns selected were  appropriate to the occasion.  A Big Failure.  Toronto. April ������7.���������The Canada  Woolen Mills Company . made an  assignment this niorning for the benefit of its creditors. One of the directors says that the Company will pay  its creditors in full, but that the shareholders will lose a million. The cause  of thc failure is the destruction of the  Company's market, owing to its inability to compete with the British  manufacturers under t he preference.  The Company has been manufacturing-  at a loss for some time, and two weeks  ago it was announced that, unless favorable action was taken on the tariff,  the Company would sell its mills.  The Revelstoke Orchestra are mak-!  ing   arrangements for a concert and  dance to be given under their auspices  on May 10th. ���������  .   * ERMARKABLESEASMSHIP  EIGHT   THOUSAND    MILES  A LEAKING  SHIP.  IN  llirilling   Voyage    IVom "Philadel  phia to Wellington, New  Zealand.  despite their efforts the water began  to rise. At such times additional  help was needed arrd efforts were redoubled, for the thought of lovod  ones at home spurred the men to  herculean efforts in their gallant  fight for life.  To add to the harships of the voyage, the cargo worked loose in the  gale. Sometimes the Thornliebank  had as great a list, as 20 degrees to  starboard and sometimes, as much to  port. In the dead of night a wave  for Wellington, New Zealand, I 'would strike her nmidship. there  of ������0,000 cases of ko- | v*'<>,,1,ci ,b,������ I,eui*,d      a K'*'������*J'"S "������'se m  The .sice! clipjier Thornliebank,    1,-  962     tons,   of      Glasgow,       Captain  Smith,   150  days  out  from  Philadelphia  wiili  a cargo  WINTERS  COLD  HAMS  PLACES    WHERE      SNOW  ICE ACCUMULATE.  AND  Compared With Whicli   Canada Is  a Summer Resort in  January.  What is said to be tlio coldest region in tho world is north of thc  district of  Yakutsk  BRITISH &R0WN COTTON  PLAN-  TO    SUPPLY HEH  RAW MATERIAL.  OWN  osc-rre and benzine, was towed  Sydney harbor, New South Wales,  not long ago, after ber brave captain  and crew had sailed her, leaking and  smashed, over 8,000 miles, u grand  piece  of seamanship.  The thrilling voyage of the Thornliebank reads more like a romance  than a story in real life. Under clear  skies the clipper left I'hilndclphia on  July 1. While crossing the North  Atlantic and traversing the South-  East trades, she met with normal  weather. .lust when captain and  crew wete congratulating themselves  on the docility of the elements a  sudden drop in the barometer warned the tars there wa.s trouble  ahead.  With hardly -a breath' of nir stirring and no visible signs of an impending dash of the elements, everything changed quickly. This was  on-September the 9th, oft the Cape  of Good Hope. At first there was a  slight ruffle gusts. Then in a twinkling the roar of the speeding winds  tore through tho rigging, causing  the ship to pitch violently and turning the gente undulating motion of  the sea into wild, "tumultuous waves.  The wind, blowing from the eastward with cyclonic fury, each blast  more terrible thnji the last, caused  tremendous sens to hurl themselves  against the ships sides, shaking her  from stem to stern. |  Before such a gale the s*-ip became  unmanageable. Like a cork floating  on the water, slip pitched .forward  violently, burying her bows completely/then in an instant she wns  hurled on her beam ends by n, wave  that- struck her square amidships.  With the seas constantly tumbling  over her the crew were tossed from  side to side an'd were only savod  from being washed into thc sea by  the bulwarks. So violently did the  ship roll that the men had to tie  themselves with ropes, to each other,  to escape being dashed against tho  iron framework and probably killed.  To add to the terrible conditions,  darkness overspread the sky anil the  gale increased in fury until a regular  hurricane was . blowing. A slid.len  snapping sourrd from" overhead caused the crew to seek shelter, and not  an instant too soon- The winds tore  Uie foresail anil upper topsails into  shreds, browc part of the main mast,  and the wreckage came tumbling to  the decks, carrying yardarms and  staysails in their wake.  A TERRIBLE  STRUGGLE.  into I tllu no!'' ;is t,ie c*argo shifted and  Lho tired mariners, thinking the ship  was about to turn turtle, would leap  from their bunks with stiffened joints  only'to find that the ship had careened. Thus it went on for days mid  weeks at a time.  NEVER LOSE HEART.  With thousands of miles still separating tliem from land, the crew never  once lost heart, and the dull monotonous sound of the pumps wa.s a  continual reminder of thc danger  that menaced them. The list of the  cargo hampered the men at tho  pumps considerably, and it wa.s ne-  ce-sary to run the vessel before the  wind and off h'cr course to get the  water down.  When, after heroic efforts, i't wns  found that fifteen inches of water  stood in the well despite every effort  of the crew, the situation was indeed  'dismal. Hut tho brave captain decided that he world try to "bluff tho  eternal sea," as Kipling puts it, and  keep on toward tho Antipodes.  The weather in the Indian Ocean  was line on tho whole, but the winds  wore against the ship. Strenuous efforts were made by the crew to secure tho cargo. Waist deep in water  tho intrepid men .tried time and  again to make fast the shifting cases  without success. With the dread of  another storm approaching - them  the sailors, realizing that their efforts were unavailing, resigned themselves to the inevitable and prepared to leave tlie ship. Fortunately,  tlie boats were still intact and those  were well provisioned and kept, ready  for any emergency.  AUSTRALIAN WATERS.  All this timo tho vessel was struggling toward Australia. One day she  would make fairly good progress, this  next day adverse winds would drive  lier back" many miles and thus the  'da^s went on. At last one bright  morning Australian waters wen;  readied, but the Thornliebnnk's troubles were not ovor. An effort was  made by Captain Smith to pass  through Hans Straits with his trip-  pled ship and worn-out crew. It was  his intention to put into Melbourne  but the weather wns against bim, so  he determinedly rounded Tasmania.  Sat. for an instant were thc pumps  irllowed to remain idle. With half  tho^ new below decks working to  keep the water down, the other half  was laboring above decks to bring  the ������������������ vessel to safe harbor. On November li the Thornliebank wus  brought by the most skilful seamanship within almost 4.00 niiles of her  destination.  When the tired sailors hoped that  their troubles wore over, tempestuous weather wns again encountered  near Cook Straits. The seas 'dashed  themselves against thc vessel's sides,  swept over her decks an'd caused hor  to labor heavily. The started rivets  opened wider, more water poured into the hold and for a time it was  thought the gallant work of nearly  three months was to go for naught  and thc sea was yet to claim them.  In a frenzy of despair the men.  though worn out and hollowed eyed  nnd aching in every limb, redoubled  their efforts. , Captain Smith, having no other alternative, made for  Sydney, as tho winds wero favorable  for such .a run. and on November 28,  the Thornliebank was picked up by a  tug and  towed into harbor.  degrees below zero was observed in  .Iniiiinry, 1880, and sinco then that  very low record bus boon nearly duplicated. In sinking a woll in Yakutsk tbo soil was found permanently frozen to a depth of .132 feet. The  strata consisted nt sonic depths entirely of ice. At other depths there  was ice mingled with sand. The permanence of the cold, however, servos  to make lifo more endurable than  would otherwise be the case*  At St. Montr, in the Engadine bobsleigh racing is a very popular nnd  fascinating sport,  as well us a  dan  The Siberian .letup expedition gathered much information aboirt these  odd peopl"..  A British expedition is now at  work in the Antarctic region. It is  supported by the government, public  subscription and the funds of tho  Koyal Geographical society. The  ship is the Discovery, commanded  by Copt. U. C. Scott, K. N. Whether  the vessel has worked its way out of Ncxt to agriculture, cotton is the  tne ice that surrounded it is not I greatest industry of England. The  known.    Two   ve*"fiols,   Morning     and   mii;s of Lancashire reprcont a caji-  ital  of  a  hundred  millions  sterling  Countries   in    Whicli the  Cultivation of Cotton Would Be  Successful.  in northeastern, j known.  Siberia, whore a temperature of S8.8   Terra Nova, havo loft    Now Zealand :  for  Ross   sea,   and   on   their    return   they  produce  ninety  million  pounds'  the  history   of  the  whole  expedition  will  be known.  POVERTY'S LOWEST EEB.  Folks in     Tokyo  So Poor      They  Hire Bedclothes.  Deeper  than  over  plummet  sounded  in tho ocean of poverty und     huinun  woo have    I descended  here in      tho  metropolis    of   tho Ear  East,      and  found the world's poorest poor,  gorous one. The sleighs dash"down i "���������'"rites a. correspondent of tho London  the loi-g "straights," but when they   n������i*y    Mail.       Besides these starved  come to turns, the racers have to subjects of the Son of. Heaven, who ���������ot keeping pnCo with it As" the  lean far to one side, in order to pro-, cover outside his palace walls, the | Unjte[1 states supply 80 per cent  vent' nn up set; and a sjiiil, whe:i j submerged tenth of London are bons | ���������f the whole world's crop an'd as  orre is going at cyclonic speed, isjvivants. and the grovelling Russians tlio price is so largely affected by  toir.eUing not to participate:! in, if it. of Gorky's night refuges thc spoiled the reports of the experts and of the  can possibly be pro**.entod.   The   '���������   ���������������������������--������������������'���������   -������ *���������  -  worth of goods every year and    ex-  perhaps the existence of the industry, depend on a supply of cotton  sufficient to' smother the speculator,  nnd Lancashire offers this potty price  for us salvation ! It invites tho  Government to como to the rescue,  forgetting that .Governments help  only those who help themselves.  There are probably millions of money in the idea for Lancashire mill  ownei'B and operatives, yet they  cannot find 52,500,000 to carry out  an experiment which would pay as  it goes along.  Through the influence of Mr. Chamberlain     the authorities in West Al  port  seventy  millions,   whilo      threo : rica have helped tlio cotton  a-ssocia-  WHAT TOU ARE MADE OP  millions of people aro dependent  directly on the prosperity of tho  trade. On wlrat sort of a basis  (loos this prosperity rest ? Tho  whole cotton trade of the world depends absolutely on the success or  failutc of tlio American crop, which  is being more and moro absorbed by  tho American manufacturers say's  the London Daily Mail.  The world's demand for cotton i.s  increasing year by year, and in some  foreign countries at a very rapid  rate;  but the    American supply      is  lon ti  hills  and   the high  mountains give  the people all  the opportunity tliey  wish  for  this thrilling  fun.  On    tho Western plains tliey have  children  of fortune.  Slumming in Tokyo,is for tho regulation traveller the same as if in London he went to Soho without exploring    the east.     None but regions of  snowstorms', that,   under  the     action comparative prosperity are shown, hoof the wind,  pie up walls of    show j cause, tire Japanese are proud of their  sometimes     fifteen feet or more.     A |imiversal'   reputation   for  cleanliness.  If thc ship was to bc kept afloat,  thc small sail area that wa.s Hying  must be taken in and Captain Smith  called for volunteers to make tlie  perilous accent irrto tho rigging and  take in canvas. Three tars, long  used to such conditions, stepped forward and in a twinkling wore clamoring up the masts, clinging for dear  life to the ropes, as the vessel swayed and pitched violently in the  trough of the sea. With only the  lower topsail loft in place the ship  ran for hours before the storm. In  the evening, when the crew was below battened hatches, tho ship gave  n sud<tcn lurch, plunged into the  seas, and for a moment was submerged from stem to stern. Indeed,  everyone on board thought sbe was  foundering, ami unconsciously tho  sailors dropred on their knees and  prayed. While the vessel was submerged everything movable was  washed ���������overboard. The roof of the  forward deck-house was torn from  its fastenings,-'carried into the sea,  a,nd   several   skylights  were  smashed  in.' ��������� -'-'.'.  But, worst of all, the donkey engine, which was forward in a comparatively safe place, strongly secured  and  lashed  with  chains,     was  torn      loose  and  knocked  to   pieces.  With the forward deckhouse gone and  skylights  smashed irr,   the  seas  come  tumbling  in  below  decks   and   added  ?o    the    terrors    of the scene.   The  crew wore up to their necks in water  "!cr~h6urS7Mju'tr=luckUyj= r.oU-a=life-i  was    lost,    though  several men  had  narrow  escapes    from being    washed  overboard.      Long   hours   were   thus  j-aifcd.    meals were forgotten.     and  though hunger and  thirst were    not  assuaged,  the men  stuck  bravely  to ! (Mod case, selected a cigar, and     roil,oir posts,   knowing  that  It was  ajt���������,.110lj the cns0 to j,is pocket again  battle for life against great odds.     _ i He was insufferable  Captain  befo'e  'hi  with  great success,   arid  thus  ditnin-  inishing     lhe     force   of   the  giga.ut.ic!  ivavci.    After a day filled  wiih awful:  dread.   Ue  weather  began  to  niodor-'  ate    r.rnl     the    ship  was  put  on  hoc I  course   again.  SPRANG   A  LKAlv.  railway snow plow, however, operative in front of an engine, cuts its  way through these obstructions in  remarkably  quick  tinit*  When the snow and Ice descend upon tlio ancient city of Moscow, Russia, tlio streets present interesting  scenes. The blue shy shows bril.iant-  ly above the while gables and the  queer Russian domes. Tic cold is  often so intense thut charitably-in-  clircd citizens light fires in the  streets  NEAR  THEIR  HOMES,  in     order    to   give  the 'townspeople  oases     of warth,  where     they      can  thaw a littlo befoie passing on.     In  Moscow tho cold is not only intense,  but "-constant,'  KO that living in    ni  low   temperature   is   robbed   of     'halt  ils     terrors.    This   comes   from   , its  continental     position,    whereas     St.  l'ctoisburg,   situated   at  the   end     of  the   linHi:.*,  suffered  many  changes  in  Icmpci'atnie.  Notwegians hnvo n. form of winter  for artistic surroundings and for a  poverty that is always smiling, well-  washed, and safely removed from actual want.  Jn Tokyo not fewer than 200,000  people seldom, if evor, know of a  certainty where tho necessities of tho  next day will come 'from, and  throughout thc land tho groat majority arc too poor to oat rice. The  high grade rice grown ir thc islands  is exported, almost to a last sack,  and inferior rice imported for thoso  who can afford it. Rico is not -in  every bowl, as tho tourists fondly imagine.  Tokyo is so vast, it is such an immense sea of sheds, that from the  highest point on tho clearest day one  can sec but a fraction of its' area���������  but here aro fifteen districts of mean  streets. The crazy strircturos called  houses, which are in reality sheds,  aro strung along in a series of dilapidated and filthy compartments. To  folk os poor as thoso who  live here,  sport that thoy enjov, notwithstand-,  , , ,,  ing the extremely low temperatures 1 cleanliness, so dear to the average  recorded there, and this ski sport ��������� Japanese that it is above godliness,  has been adopted by mav people in jls ollt of iho question,  the northwest. The early Norsemen | The most tumble-down of thoso  put on their skis to go hunting in 'abodes may bo rented for from twen-  wirrter, just as in summer tliey put t.v to twonty-flvo pence per month, but  on their boots; and it was only to- . there arc houses so-fine that thoy  wards the end of tbe nineteenth cen-I cost ns high as a penny, or even  tury that separate, ski sports came !three halfpence, a day. To afford  into  existence.   They   wero  practiced lone of these  in  a crude  form  by  the  villagers of j EXPENSIVE RESIDENCES,  Tolemar-kcn;   but   their     introduction |sevorai  fainilit-s  club  together,      not  ! alone    for    economy,     but     also   for  warmth;  in  winter all  hands' crowd-  Charcoal  and heat  cold  days.   A  popular  in   Christiana,   and,   in  course   competitions   were   organized, j  The  first,  competitions   were     rather  n   "hole-and-corner"  affair,   and  took  to   more  civilized   circles  is  due      to  Dr.  NvTisen.    lie saw  the Tclemarkon j  lads disporting  themselves on     skis  ans  uifepor ting   ineins.eives  on     skis, is���������, ,������������������,!,���������.  __   , .,���������  ���������  t���������  and he took  iksons from them.     In I "���������****?���������*^*p* ������.n   .*"> ���������ts-  particular   they  taught   hi...  to  junlp   >������ not nlwnjs to bo oIToPded  on skis.   The now amusement heJame |������ * ���������������* '"Vf*    ^? c������>  BETTEKTHAN NONE.  Whon a now famous actor was a  young man ho was one day, while  driving, asked by a pedestrian how  to got to a certain village.  *'You go,'.' said the young actor,  "down this road, and then you turn  to tho left, and afterwards���������but I am  going in that direction myself. Will  you get in -snid let mo drive you?"  "Oh, I suppose so," said the  stranger. "Poor company is better  than none."  zi=He^cl.imjM!d^Jil*Uflad==topk_biS=^at;=  Ho wus tall and thin, with a very  gruff, rude manner.  The actor tried to entertain him  and to get him to talk, but. ho would  xav little.    Onco he drew out a well-  due v'10'c block will sometimes take turns  1 in warming liana's at a hibachi,  wherein a few chunks of charcoal  smoulder in a bed of ashes.  ��������� Suppose a pipo-cleaner has had-' a  good day, and returns to his home  with sav, sixpence. Ho will expend  this in farthing purchases of inisc, a  kind of soup stock, oil, fuel, tobacco,  and perhaps a little fish, which, if he  feels reckless, he will eat raw with  horseradish.    He buys in driblets, and  place at Tclemarkon. Afterwards  they were transferred to Holmenkol-  len, where they assumed such importance that the meeting is sometimes  spoken of as tho "Norwegian Derby."  FAMOUS SKI-JUMPING-.  It is a three days' meeting, and  two of the days are devoted to  stecplochasiiig on s-kis. The third is  given up to the famous sport of ski-  jumping. The competitors come,  skidding      down a snow slope     until  they'������������������ reach' a cliff about'twelve feet j hand, and raised a fow farthings on  in perpendicular altitude. This is I his precious brass pipe, his hibachi.  the taiing-ofl place, and thoy see; of-his few poor garments not in nc-  How far they can jump from  it.  .Thejtual use.  taking-off place is artificially cor.-j Tho pawnbrokers batten off these  strutted by banking up the snow i wretches as in no other land. It is  and below it the :;row slo; e contin- j impossible to escape them, gnd thcy  ues as ' before". The distancesjumped jnevor relent. Anything worth above  b.v the; best��������� rr.erf- are prodigious, the fivepence can be pawned,  record being something like 130 foet.  : The    introduction    (f    .skis    into  like the very poor in all tho cities of  the world pays enormous prices.  Had our nipe-clonner returned empty handed he Would have hurried to  the     pawn-broker,     always     near  at  Government .Bureau (which hruo a  singulnr habit of being pessimistic),  tho Now Vork speculator oractically  commands Ure situation. The effect  of tho shortage of supply and of the  manipulation of prices consequent  upon that situation has been abundantly evident in Lancashire, an'd it  is estimated by those in tho best  position., to judge that'tho workmen  have' lost $10,000,000  in wages  IN THE LAST YEAR.  While Lancashire���������which owns half  tho spi dies and a third of all 'the  looms in thc world���������is thus hit, the  Americans are pushing on the manufacture of cotton in tho Southern  Stales by the election of mills near  the cotton holds.  Lancashiie depends on the cheapness of American cotton for the bulk  of its gieat export to India. When  the price of raw cotton goes beyond s-.c-\cn cents per pound, it is  difficult to sell the finished arti.le at  a price which the native of India can  allord to pay. Tho speculators have  loft that price far behind, and as tho  available AmeiLan export diminishes  they  will  tighten  tl.eir grip.  The men of Lancashire have resolved to balk them in this design by  growing tho fibre ttioy require "* in  tho colonies of Oreat Britain. They  ha-\e mctf with encouraging success,  they have sent out experts to the  colonies to teach the natives the cultivation ot cotton, and thoy have  proved beyond doubt that a large  proportion of our requirements, if  not indeed the \vhole,_ could be supplied from our own possessions. On  the west coast of Africa are millions of acres of land suitable for  the growth of cotton. The elimato  is favorable and labor can be had in  abundance at twelve cents per day.  From northern Nigeria a sample  has been sent to Liverpool, with tho  intimation that it- was produced  for two cents per pound. The reply  was' that if it could he delivered in  Lancashire at ten cents tho demand  would be large and constant. Exports have proved the possibility of  growing cotton at a profit in Lagos,  anil 10,000 acres are being cultivated. On the Gold Coast, in Sierra  Leone, in South Nigeria' and in  Uganda tho same results ^have followed experiments. To Gambia an'd  the Soudan tho missionaries of commerce have gone, and in the Soudan  they have found that a cotton  SUPERIOR TO  EGYPTIAN.  tion with money and land for cultivation. The West African railways  are carrying the cotton free for two  years, and the Elder-nompslcr shipping company is bringing it to England., free of charge. Sir Alfred  Jones proihiso that it will do so as  long as it can afford to, because lie  has faith that by so encouraging tho  new industry the company will be  amply repaid in the creation' of a  new carrying trade. '"Africa alone,  with' her millions of acres and her  millions of people," ho -says, "could  cultivate cotton Rufflcient not only  for Lnncnshiio und America, but for  tho whole world." Sir William Mac-  gregor also holds that Africa is capable of giving us  all  we  want.  To ieali/e this prospect it is first  of all necessary to iniprovo the  moans of transport within tho West  African colonies. Manchester men  ask for a new railway from the navigable waters of the Niger to Zaria  and thence to Kano. They want  roasts mado to feed the line; and,  again, they nsk for steamers from  the railway 'down the river to the  sea. The railways in Sierra Leone  and Lagas would also have to be  extended, aird every where roads and  water transport arc needed. If that  wore provided Lancashire might do  the rest in the way of supplying  seeds, gins and presses and exports  to supervise. As soon as tho business began to pay theie would be  no lack of enterprise. Meanwhile  Lancashiie asks the Government to  spend a million to provide tlie transport facilities.  "it is tigni/rcatit that thc Germans  have put 50,000 acres of their West  African territory under cotton, * and  that the French havo been moving in  the same direction in upper Dahomey  and on tho upper Niger. Russia  has so thoroughly developed tho cotton'fields of Siberia that she now  gets ha'f of her supplies from hor  ou'ri territory. Aro wo to learn  from Germany and Russia ? Or,  what is far worse, are wo not to  learn ?  THE PLOTTERS OP SIBERIA.  Switzerland came about becaAise Herr  Until this time of tho year, or  even until midwinter, ono can exist  Without    hedclothing:  but     when the  mith  kept his  ship      on ;    Th(J     voung man    whipped  up his  gaie  for safety,  using  oil j h(n.so om! nii|,, afl(,r mj]0 wns covered  in silence.     Tt  was  beginning      to  "How  about that road  to  the loft  that   I. was  to  take?'*  exclaimed     the  j Mrvn^er.   suddenly.     "Ain't  we  como  jto it yet?"  !    "Oh. we passed it six miles back,"  The officers  noticed soon  after she j said the other,  had resumed her course that the was j     '-why didn't you tell mo?" said the  i stranger.  ;    "Because     I  Ivoirr   society.  moving sluggishly. so the wells  were Founded, "and," said Captain  Smith. in relating his experience,  "ne found there were eleven inches  .->f water below.*'  After- successfully battling with n.  terrific hurricane, to realize that  death by drowning was st ill a matter  ..f possibility, nerved the crew to redouble their efforts to bring the vessel to a safe harbor. Slowly but  surely the water was gaining for  when" tlie ship took the heavy plunge  ihat carried away her deckhouse and  smashed several skylights, she started tonic of her rivets. With the  donkey engine gone, there was r.o  other alternative than to use the  hand pumps, and from that day���������  SvPtci'.ii or 10���������to November tl'l'lh  they were kept going night nnd (lay���������  two nnd a half months of incer-.sunt  pumping !  'pi*t- liori'O.'.s of those seventy odd  ih\\s will always be n nightmare to  rlie brave captain and crew of tlio  Thornliebank. Night after night,  ilnv ^r'ter day, with only a few hours  i,l   slecj  didn't    want    to lose  Poor  company,      you  know,  is better than  none," said the  young man.  A  MARK OF  AFFF.CT10N.  "You don't love me as fondly as  you did beforo we were married,"  s:nid  the husband  or" n. few years.  ���������'Yes,  f do," replied  the wife.  "Well, you don't, show it as much  as yoir   iiscil  to,"  remarked  he.  "I. don't know how I could show  my affection more than J do and  still be fashionable," replied she.  "Jirr.t mention one little act. Didn't  I give nry now poodle your name for  a irii'rl'dlo name V What more can  you ask ? 1 suppose you think I  ought tn hnvo given him your full  name ?"  G.'.rddington���������-".I. don't like, her  dear'. She is a decaitful wo-  Tlio  othor  day  she  tried      to  Mrs.  at all,  mnn.  get me to say something against  the men worked like 'Pro- vou." Mrs. Bubblington���������"She did?  juris in an effort to keep the water How?" Mrs. Gaddington��������� "Why, she  down- At times despnir gimwcil nt asked me to tell her confidentially  the heart of theve bnive -..nuiic'ii,  for  whnt I really  thought of youi'-'  Zdarsky, (if Austria, went to live on j nights get cold, with the fearful frost  an estate at LilUcnfcld. whore tho jof a .]np;incBe winter, somo covering  J^nto^Bjwere. severe and the snowfall | must |j(. had_ N-QW nppears anoth,.,.  was heavy. .^emomfcwi^taT^hav^^^ in-th���������guise-of  heard  of  skis,   r.e   ccciderl   t.o   import     h ,    ��������� t      h R quilts bv the  a pair. It is not very casy to loam Jlfht_H J[o clmrgclli llnd' |���������val.|nMw  to  manage  tbcin   without assistance,       ,, , ,    ...       . ,    ���������,  but Herr Zdarskv managed to lean,: \cf^' 'Ml!,.0,f tanhwn or a shred  He  not only mastered  tbem.   but he !of d,rt*v' ljaL<;1,*-'d ������w ������>fc' <-������ "��������� P<-'*n.v  or cen tvo-penco for a foul but  heavy covering. Then, too. there nro  frayed silk quilts for bridal couples,  but these nre too costly to be rented  by many bridegrooms. Rent must be  paid in advance, and lmforc tho fa-  boots used byjmily go to sl-ep the collector comes  land gets    either    the    money or the  j invented  improvements.    After  many  ; experiments,   tlie   Lilicnf*?ld  ski     was  ! evolved.    It is more convenient than  the Norwegian ski for many reasons,  but. chiefly  because you  can   wear  it  with any kind of footgear,  in?lm!ing j  the    heavy   hobnailed  mountaineers.  Having thus perfected his skis. ! uuilt. With the rWinpment of cruelty  Herr Zdarsky itiughl. his visitors ! he does not appear until tho Icf-see  how to use tlicm. lt wns grndmi'ly : has .-turned in, and the loss of his  recognized that they afforded a. novel ! covering will be doubly fclt. There  and agreeable means of getting about; arc h.'artrendoring scenes when penni-  in tho winter snow, and (hey were ��������� less mothers strive to hold the quilt  taken up by climber.*-. Herr'Paulckc ! to protect their babes from the chill  suceoded      in      crossing   the  UerroFc.: and damp.     Like the pawnbroker and  Oborland on skis;  Sir Arthur   Conan  Doyle made a considerable expedition  on them.       They aro now ordinarily  used by mountaineers in  winter.  THE  KOUVAKS.  the money-lender, the quilt-lender    is  flinty hearted.  Few of the inhabitants over got  enough money ahead to buy bed clo-  thin-r,  and    the ghastly tragedy     of  The Koryaks, of northeastern Sib- j renting is re-enacted' again nnd  oria, are a tribe that has learned i again, for winter after winter. Whore  by long-experience how to live with ���������! there are no many children having  a fair amount of comfort in frigid but n. few cotton rngx, the winter  weather. The    maritime Koryaks ; means acute misery,  live mostly in an'rlcrground dwellings  which  nro  reached  by a ladder  load  ing down through tho smokhole. Thc  Yut Eskimos, in central Aln������kn, also  have such homes. It Is almost impossible  to  describe,  thn squalor    of  them.      Thc  smoke  which   fills  huts    makes      the eyes smart,  tho  nnd  everything is covered with a greasy i m0 of Lhe KIl*Iol.s in waiting  soot. Only a dim light falls ta rough \ ,{(Jf, him lo brinK h��������� wImt  the smoke hole. The odor of ho ��������� tQl] nut he drew himsolf  blubber and   reuse and   the  inmates.     tjff���������       ,  ���������t nn(]    ,���������  her  Intoxicated with fly| agaric   n. sne; Ies ��������� ,   ,    ,.0     .    d     |t  of     mushroom,   adds   to   the   discorn-   '"-"���������-���������   ���������<���������-������������������-  fort.  Tho reindeer 'Koryaks live In    touts  w) lr*h  nre not hente'd  in  winter.   As  uie  the Koryaks arc finely      pro  Tho officers of a Rritlih mair-o'-  wnr were, entertaining their* friends  with' a grand lunch, nrrd In attendance were sonrc typical  British    tars.  of  nt  nnd  sho  up  amaze-  miss.  ]A.-younjf  lady,   wuntlng  a piece  j bread,   looked   behind   her  chair  Some  men   live  happily  with   their  wives   because     the      wives  arnrvsnid  portioned, and ay������ fond of.atlil#ltcn. 'won't ytuud for anything else.  can be grown over an immense area  of tho territory, which has just been  rescued from barbaiism. The'railway  from the Nile to Suakim will open  up this country and provide cheap  transport. It has been promised  them that tho work will be pushed  on with all convenient speed. Only  the other week a sample of cotton  grown in the Soudan was valued by  Liverpool experts, as being worth  from eightoen cents to nineteen cents  per pound.  One of the most splendid fields is  the Wost India Islands. Barbados is  tho homo of the prized sea islands  cotton, whose long staple and fine  texture make it "the most valuable of  all. A sample which was brought  to-England-recently- wan-dochired-to-  bc one of the finest ever seen in  Liverpool, nnd il was valued at the  astonishing price of 120 cents to 31  cents per pound. Honduras hns been  developing on this line, Jamaica has  all tho conditions requisite, nnd  many of thu other islands in thi*  Caribbean are trying cotton. So  generul has been the movement, and  so evident evident the vnliro of it,  that in tho coming year 120,000  acioK will bo under cotton in tho islands.  With all theso opportunities why  should our1 greatest industry remain  at the cupiico of the speculator, the  planter, and the manufacturer of  the United States ? Evidently we  can grow nil tho cotton we want  within the Empire. By doing so we  shall bc developing tho huge estate  we have acquired ut enormous cost,  wc shall be helping our fellow subjects at tbe samo time opening up  new markets for llritish manufacturers. The wealth Hint will accrue  to thoic colonies, to black and white  populutlon alike, will mean a greater potentiality for the purchase of  goods, and we mny expect that  thc.'r} will bo Itrllisb. Ko ne shall,  or ought t.i.-, gniir bnlli ways. Uo-  side'i, the evidences are that in  many parts of Afr Ira we should bo  ii bio to produce cotton even cheaper  thnn the American.'!, and in that,  wny Lancashire would be armed for  tho international struggle which  lies  ahead.  THK ONE OBSTACLE  to  the development of this    national J  idea is thc cost of beginning.     Larr-  ras'hiiO,     notwithstanding  that      the \  industry    means an output of S130,  In Exile the Russian Revolutionist is 'a Conspirator. -  Siberia is not exempt from the  spir it of insubordination so strongly  manifested throughout Russia, says  the London Times. The exiles, as  woll as the'general population, are  striving to organize resistance  against the authorities. The number  of escapes and attempted escapes is  increasing. Helping hands arc .extended on all sides. In England  and in othor countries money is  collected and sent to Siberia so ns  to facilitate* the escape, of political  prisoners.  ��������� Tho jailors themselves ''and tho  troops or police are sometimes purposely careless in the execution ��������� of  their duties. Tliat some poisons in  authority sympathize with the revolutionists is further demonstrated by  the fact that a recent circular,  though headed ."absolutely secret.''  has nevertheless fallen into revolutionist bands. It is entitled :���������"Instructions given to the Governor of  the province by liis Excellency the  Governor-General of-the town of  Irkutsk, Count Koutayrssoff, in  1893." This document is wordod'ns  follows, and it gives u. picture of  what this high official himself thinks  of the present situation :  "According, to the reports con-  corning the surveillance of the political exiles who have reached tho  place of their exile and who. are*  there submitted to public control,"'I  remark that 'their frequent escapes  and the unauthorized journeys thoy  make, going even beyond Sibeiia, aro  duo.to thu. lack of -proper watchful-*  ness. The authorities content-themselves . with sending official reports.  According to the information supplied, taking as a basis tho reports  of -the Dcpartmeiit_of_F_oJjrc_o^AugJL  1 and Sept. Id Inst, which are numbered 7,201 and 8,205. it .is^ easy' to  see that .the exiles have'.direct relations with thc revolutionary league.  They take, an active part in tho  criminal work done in Siberia by th������  League committees. Thc object,  therefore, for , which thoso persons  were exiled has not been attained.  "Tho lack of proper watchfulness  Is moro particularly evident in the  districts of Minusinsk and Atchinsk,  which are within tlio government. At  Enisseisl: not only do thc exiles often escape or travel to other places  without being uuthorii'od to do so,  but it has been clearly shown that  the exiles Kracikoff, Dr. llejcinc.  1'okrovsky, Arkhanguolsky; and  others entertained direct "! relations  with labor groups.- ....  "In order to put an end to tlie  criminal action of the political exiles I recommend all the polico  agents in the country who are un'der  my mithoritj to watch continually  the private life of the oxilcs. For  this purpose o police must be organized for tho surveillance of all places  to which exiles are sent. This polico  must draw up a daily report on each  exile according to the accompanying  formula. Those individuals v>ho by  their manner of living give rifo to  the Htiniiicion thnt they arc acting  for criminal groups should be subjected without warning to examination. The commissioner of police  of thc district should give orders for  these examinations, indicating at the  same  time  their  motive.   The exam-  THE     BODY   AS    A S0AP-AND-  STIGAB. FACTORY.  Best and Cheapest ef Us Are Composed of Very Ordinary  Materials.  You will probably bo surprised  says a well-known professor of chemistry, when I tell you that the most  beautiful woman or the most intellectual man that ever lived is really*  nothing moro than animated white-  of egg; and yet it is perfectly true  that, if yorr only knew how to do  it.- you could take a fow hundreds  of eggs���������you would want wull over a  thousand, by tho way���������and ���������manufacture a second Shakespeare or a  Helen  of Troy  from them.  Unfortunately���������or fortunately,  rat hoi���������ulthough the materials of  which man Is composed are common  enough, the blending of tlrem to  form a living being is far beyond  nny human powers. But lot us run  through the constituents 'we are  made of and seo of what very ordinary materials tlie best and cluvcreBt  of us arc composed.  If wo take a 108 lb. man and deprive hinr of gns and carbon there  will he only 5 lb. ofhim left; wliile  oven the least oratorical man that  ovor lived is five-sixths gas and  nothing el.se. Well may it be said  "we .are such stuff as dreams are  ma'dc of," for truly we are just as  insubstantial. ;  In our 108'lb. subject' we , shall  tind no less, than "118 lb. .of oxygen;  he contains as-much, in fact, of this  "vital gas" as would fill a room  IH ft. long, 10 feet wide, an'd a  shade over 10 feet high. Jf we proceed next to deprive hiin of his hydrogen ho will only lose a' littlo  over 151b. of his weight by thc process, but the gas we procure will  fill a room  MORE THAN TWTCE THE SIZE  of our oxygon reservoir; "for it will  bo 1.1 ft. square and js neuily as  possible 12ft. high, and will have  such a buoyancy that it could carry  our patient up to the clouds.  Another essential gas is nitrogen,  of which our 16S Ib. man has sixty-  four cubic feet stowed away in his  body���������sufficient to fill a nice littlo  box 4ft. long, wide, and high. We  have now deprived our man of tiirco  out. of his fourteen 'constituents,  have liberated gases sufficucut to lill  a room, roughly, 2tlft. squaie and 10  foot high���������in which, b.v. tiro way,  you pould pack 500 good-sized men���������  and linvn reduced bis weight by a  shade under 140 lb. or, tb bo niore  exact,  by 189 lb.  Theie is not-much left of him to  account for, you see, now, that .the  threo gases are eliminated���������only'29-.  lb., in fact, the weight of an ii.fant  ���������and of this a single other constituent takes the lion's shine of 24,1b.  This constituent/is,.carbon,.;that curious element which' takes'such widely  diverse forms as common- coal and  tho Koh-i-noor, and "is not to be "despised in the load-pencil.' Just - as  coal keeps our houses warm und  gives motive-power to. thc steam-  engine", so it supplies' energy and fuel  to the human bodv.V  We have now only' 5 lb. of our man  to account* for, and this is distributed over nine most useful consti-  tunn'ts. Two and a. quarter pounds,  nearly half of it, consist of calcium,  which will bo more commonly recognised us lime, and whit-h'plays a.  very important "part in        ^ j  THE  HpRfAN/MECHANISM;  and to* , this we must add 1 lb. 11  oz. of phosphorus, from which. > if  you like, you could make sufficient  matches to give ono to every man,  woman, and child in. Manchester.  The remaining constituents- of our  man only weigh.lib. 1 oz-,. and consist of sodium, . sulphur,-^ fiorine,  chlorine, magnesium, potassium, and  silicon; while in weight ;they range-  from two or three grains to ,, four  ond a. half ounces. ���������  Naturally these fourteen elements '���������  form combinations in the body. in  order to discharge'their duties pro-'*  perly. - Tlius ' oxygen nnd hydrogen  combine .to . .form ��������� in our subject  107.5.1b. of water, which serves nn  infmito--number' of most ^necessary  and'.usL'ful-oflices: The clilorine ;;and  sodium unite to'���������form" salt, ^of which  wo shall'find about -7"o7ii;"anil .--. the  sodium combines with carbon ��������� and  oxygen to form the* "washing soda" f  "which" has~been_caIlod-tho- scavenger���������-  of the body, an'd which fills in its i  time by playing a useful; part in *'  building up our bones. '  The body is indeed a most;wonderful factory, carrying on a' number  of useful. and complicated processes  nt the same time. Thus it makes  really first-class soup by the hundredweight for its own use, nnd glycerine too as a by-product; .it manufactures sugar from starch', and it  makes gum, pepsin, alcohol, nnd  othor products more wonderful still,  ���������London Tit-Bits.  ������1  V 1  1  RICH FEOPLK MUST WORK.  Unless all, the signs arc wrong,'we  are likely, to havo, a few. years hence  a great many young men arid young  women with large capacity ^or appreciating luxuries of the. most use- "t|J  less kinds, and exceedingly smnll capacity for earning even thc most ordinary kinds of comforts. Not only  tlio foolish rich'," but also the "foolish  imitators of tho foolish .rich, nre  bringing up their children to) bo "lauV  ies" and "gentlemen"���������that- is, helpless dependents upon inherited wealth.  In a world tliat daily illustrates tho  fickleness of fortune, in a country  where lho triumph of merit and the  downfall of incompetence is the avowed ideal, ever more nearly attninca in  practice, there could bo no greater  folly, no greater crime against .one's  children than    training them  to use-  tl._  poli'.l al exile*-*. Individuals who tiro  000,000 a year, has responded to tho suspected of bad political intentions  appeal of Ilie British Cotton Grow- ; muM. not be allowed to live in the  ing Association with a. paltry sum same houses as the exiles, but should  of 5170,000"! Capital, wuges and be s.oirt awo> from the exiles.' quar-  pro'i1-  indeed,  the  whole  prosr-nrity, ' ters."  ��������� Ies<:ncs<;.    No  one is so rich,  so     siv  inations  should   be  made  frequently. :  unj]v ,.;,.,,      t)mt in thinking of tho ill  "It is absolutely necessary to i'o->'I !t.ducution  of his children lie can    .nf- f I  entire    correspondence of     t.hn,fonI 1o f(jrgt.t the oldest, most, obvj- '  ous.  lesson ot human oxperionco  Thc average man  wastes n lot  wind airing his tiewg.  of r  YING PROMISE I  OR,  THE  WILL  HISSINQ  awa������8'HMee*w������n������eui������mB>iiiiBow������ta������.w  CHAPTER   I.  sJ  Stillbrooke Mill novor loots plens-  anter than on a hot summer afternoon, when tho paved, streets of  Cloeve lefloct a bliudirig sun-glare,  and tho brick house-fronts givo out  the heat they have been slowly accumulating all the long sunny day.  Its "position at the end of the town  gives it a singular charm; it is like  an unexpected gleam of romance in  a prosaic, toil-worn life. Turning  from tho principal street, loud with  rattling wheels, tho cries of street-  hiuvkcts and yelling boys, you pass |  to  stillness  beneath"thc shade  of   a!  linden-girdled    guidon    wall,  partially       surround     a fine  building of    gray stone,  with  gabled     roofs    and  diumond  casements:      This  is  tho  old  wayward dignity, pausing in majestic  indecision, and then consenting to  bo coaxed onward again until she  reached the brink and bowed hor  head coquettis'hly to the brea'd in  his extended hand, having taken  which, she moved dream-like away,  and brooding pensively over tho  wator, like some geritlo memory on  a quiet heart,, passed under tlio  stone piers of the bridge, the dark  arches of which shadowed and en-  gulphed her.  Philip's eyes followed her thither  and then turned to the blue heaven  into  which  tho silvery willow  leaves  which  Tudor  tiled  paned  gram  mar-school, which rises' above the  flimsyr fleeting ugliness of tho modern street, a silent and beautiful  wrtirc&s of a pait nnd prophecy of a  future. Thonce the ro.ad fulls'steeply to a piece of emerald-greon still  water*, beyond which the translucent  golden greens of a grove climbing  the opposite hill aro even fresher and  more liquid than tho tints of tho  polished mill-stream, while, the glowing of sun-stccped turf through the  tree-trunks, and the soft massing' of  bright-foliage-against tho pure blue  sky. form a most restful contrast  to tho arid streets .whence they can  be soon.  A littlo way back from the road,  on the town side of tho bridged expanse into which the stream widens  at    tho    bottom  of      tho hill,  there  pierced, whilo his thought followed  the gliding swan and bis senses woro  charmed by the brooding warmth of  the sunshine and the ripe sweetness  of the apples. Under tho bridge  that white swan was floating, past  the miller's garden on tho opposite  sido of the highway, past an old  furin-house of mellow-rod brick, past  an orchard and a meadow; perhaps  thc swan went no" farther, but Philip's heart expanded with a sort of  passion to think how far sho might  float, had she but oars' and sails in  place of wings and feet, beginning  upon tho sea-ward current of the little familial* Lynn. Thore ho thought  of the origin of Lynn, a littlo pool a  few miles honce of diamond-clear  water, no.,broader than tho length  of his arm, so still that it seemed  solid, but with so vivid a sparkle  above its whito pebbles that it seemed, alive. From this clear and  liquid sparkle, which lived on, never  failing     tlirough  summer  and  winer.  stood, many years ago, n, stone-built in sou'e, to him, mysterious manner  mi'l and house; nn undershot wheel ' aroso the Lynn, a deep -trench, flow-  turned drowsily to a drowsy music j inff stilly through' lush pasture and_  '"  "'  ���������-"'��������� -     - -    . e(jged with meadow-sweet and loosed  strife, sometimes reflecting the sweet  in the stillness, the brown roof-tiles'  wore mellowed, the gray walls whitened, -the trees in the garden and  those by tho roadside slightly powdered by a drifting mist of floating  inoal. - ������  There was about Stillbrooke'Mill a  .genial  publicity which  opened    one's  heart to    it.   The' fact of the  ..high  raari.  having   been   carried     straight  through      its    ground  and'  over  its  broadened stream, in somo, measure  .accountod for its-openness and    absence of walls; but only in part,  for  -there    was  no  reason  why,     though  the si ream was open for the convenience      of  the  town  water-carts  iind  -all   the- cows    ih the neighborhood,  the wide.space in front of tho mill,  where the fowls walked at their ease  and the pigeons fluttered  down from  _ the'dove-cot  abovo  to  dispute      the  grain   wilh   them,     and      tho mealy  wagons  stood  for   loading and     unloading,   should  have opened  unwall-  ed upon the highroad as it did.    All  must yield  to   the   inexorable     logic  of fart-*, but Stillbrooke Mill yielded  gracefully,      and  opposed  no  further  barrier between itself and the public  road   ���������  than"- " a- large   broad-leaved  pLmeHrcc, ' beneath      which  was      a  bench,   where  many  weighty  subjects  had been     discussed   by the present  miller,  Matthew Meado. and his forerunners.       A carved stone let     into  the wall above tho second story bore  In      antique     figures  the date 1(550.  which  made  it  nearly  two  centuries  old   on   this  summer  afternoon.      It  was vary hot.    The sturdy horses attached  to tho  wngon which was being-laden with sacks of flour, winknd  their eyes,  dropped  their heads,   and  slept     peacefully; the men attaching  the     sacks to the crane above    had  discarded  their  waistcoats  and  wero  thinking of tho amber charms of    a  glass of ale;  Matthew Meade   pushed  his.     cap  far back upon  his grizzled  head nnd stood in the most draughty    spot.^he. could  find,  "with*    his  alcoves  rolled  up and his shirt  open  on     his      chest,   while  directing  the  work;      ono    of the slock mill    cats  slept    in   a  tight coil  on  the      low  stone parapet between  the yard  and  the water;  the housedog had left his  kennel   and  stretched   himself,     with  ���������hioigirig^tonguc-and-exhaus ted-mien  on  tho  coolest, asscssible  stone;   thc  mill-wheel  seemed   half-asleep   as     it  turned  to its lulling music;  the suii-  slilno slept on the garden and house,  it steeped the flowers and grass in a  trance.like    stillness,     ind  dissolved  itself in golden languors among the  broad leaves of the spreading plane-  tree, tho-depths of the pale blue sky  seemed clouded with excess of sleeping     light;     thc delicate   - drooping  boughs of the mighty willow   which  grew on    tho    further bank of    the  stream in tho meadow, scarcely stirred .their pale- feathery, leaves in the  charmed  stillness.  At the foot of tho great willow,  where the sunshine poured full upon  him and clothed the grass about him  with glory," a sturdy boy of nine lay  and basked, his - groat dark-gray  eyes gazing into the infinite blue  aky-doptha-abovchim, holding a ripe  "crimson apple into which his sharp  pearls of teoth bit lazily. His  brown faco bore traces of recent  fighting, and the brown hand he  Rtrctched out to reach another quar-  icnder'from tiro heap on the grass,  looked as if it had been used in battle.  Near at hand a littlo girl of three,  in a white frock and sun-bonnet, was  playing with flowers and cooing happily to herself,- her golden curls shining in tho'sunlight, as sho turned  with pretty baby gestures and rolled  on the sunny grass, until hor eyo  Was caught by tlie snowy, gleam of  a swan sailing majestically towurd  tho Igrussy bank.  Tho languid gruca of thc snow-  white swan pleusod tlio children.  Slowly tho beautiful creature glided  over the still, Jowel-liko water, her  proudly arching neck and erected  saillike wings repeated wilh such  bright accuracy bencath-her that, the  motion' of hor black oar-like feet was  completely hidden, and who secmod  to' mo'yir like n': thought; In. obedience  solely to. her will, The boy beckoned    and     she approached hint     with  gazo of 'forget-me-nots, broadening  in musical remonstrance ovor tho  rough pebbles of a highway, wheie it  bathed the passing feet of cattle and  horses narrowing again through meadows, turning-mills, prattling  through a village, and then flowing  through a chain of willowedged mill-  ponds, singing its tranquil way to  Philip and tho swan, thence reaching  the wharves and the quay whero another stream" joined it, and the two  currents rolled- on together-bearing  vessels upon their united wave - to  the groat gray, mysterious sea. - A  fow miles, he could count them on  his fingers, brought the doubled  stream to the sea, and once thoro  one might girdle the great globe.  His heart died at this thought; tho have fared with Philip against  vast  world  seemed* within  his   older  vast,  grasp as ho lay there -in the sunny  stillness nnd longed to be a man.  The willows swayed gently above  his eager face, their .tiembling shadows shot across it; the sun was  passing westward, but how slowly.  Some pigeons sailed above him, ho  followed thoir flight with longing  eyes; swallows glided by steeped in  sunlight, tho mill hummed on, tho  child prattled to horsclf, the scent  of mignonette came wafted from the  garden; the floating swan was a.  stately ship, bearing Philip to tlie  world's ond; thoy seemed to be sailing on and on forever, bound to  some, far, unknown Hniipy Islands;  crimson fiuits sent thoir *p"icy_ fragrance over the mystic waves, things  melted vaguely, one into the other;  Sinba'd, the Roc, tho Valley cf Diamonds, blended with tho swan ship  and vanished. Philip was fast  asleep, unconscious alike of his nc-  1 tual ' blessedness and of that he  dreamed in tho,future.  ' The willow wrapped him wholly  in its gentle shade and spread its  coolness upon the water, while he  slept on with even." long-drawn  breath, until at last a piercing sound  penetrated tho balmy mazes of his  dreams and ho awoke.  It was tho piteous wall of the little girl.-accompanied'by the splash  of hor body in  the water,-that   had  broken_his_ charmed .dream Seeing  Philip feed the swan from his hand,  a thing forbidden to her, she wished  to do likewise, and seeing her brother's eyes shut, she crept gradually  nearer to the edge of the water,  looking, like a baby Narcissus, into  the clear green water, whero her  flower-wreathed gold aureoled face  was clearly mirrowed.    .  "Pity Jossie ! pitty dirl !" cooed  the-tiny daughter of Eve, with complacent smiles at her own reflection.  But the swan, which in tho meantime had .turned back ������ind shot- tho  bridge, caught sight pf tho little figure and steered toward it with, u.  swift, even gliding motion. . Jessie  looked, up, with a cry of joy; the  swan swam back and altered the  beautiful curves of Its neck, gliding  with ������ ��������� broadside motion which  showed tho stroke of the black leg  beneath tho beautiful sweep of the  wing; Jessie stretched forward over  tho brink and extended one hand;  tho swan,- after a little majestic  dallying, glided . up and placed its  beak-in thc dimpled pink palm,  whore it found nothing, and then  drawing back in offended majesty, it  shot itself swiftly at the child,  caught her frock in its beak, und  pulled  her  into  the  water.  This incident was very pretty to  watch, as it was watched from the  road on tlio other side of the pond  by a boy of twelve sitting on a  brown cob in the plane-tree shade,  where wus ulto a bay horse led by a  mounted groom. When the splash  crime, ho lustily echoed tho child's  cry, sprang from his horse, ran alonrr  a wall by the water clore to t:-e ! hot brow  mill-rare, which ho leapt   and landed | thing, sir  water from her clothes. ''Straight  to bed you go, miss, and a good  whipping you deserve,"  "Take her in, you young duffer,  and have her stripped and dried.  What's tho good of jawing a kid like  that?" remonstrated tlie other boy.  Taking one of tho littlo girl's hands  and bidding the stronger boy take  the other, Philip trotted her between them over tho grass and  through a court-yard to tho kitchen  door, faster than her little stumbling feet could  carry her.  Having delivered hor into the  hands of a maid servant, Philip  made off before ho had time to receive tho scolding ho shrewdly suspected to be duo, and having reached thc plane-tree, put his hands- in  liis pockets and whistled with a fine  affectation of Indifference: he wns  moro slowly followed by the stranger, whoso services ho acknowledged  by a briof :   "Thank yo."  "I sny, you follow," said the latter on coming up and observing his  blackened eyes, "what havo you been  up to besides letting the baby fall  into the pond 1"  "Nothing," replied Philip, loftily ;  "1 had to thrash a follow this morning,   that's  all."  "Had you? I dare say.   What other  poor child have you been bullying?"  "Ko was a little bigger than you,"  said  Philip,  witli  a scornful     glanco  over him.  "I like that. As if any fellow of  my size wouldn't scorn lo touch a  kid like you. Go indoors, my dear,  and ask your mamma for vinegar  and brown paper."  With such amiable and polite observations, the lads made a lifelong acquaintances. Boys aie  liko dogs, thej' walk round  each otiier with contemptuous  sniffs and growls, and aftor orre or  two trials snaps and a display of  teeth, come cither to a pitched battle or gracious tail-wagging.  In      this    case,  luckily  for  Philip,  tail-wagging was the result.   Ho was  introduced to tho brown cob nnd allowed to mount it, the stranger taking Philip's boat and sculling about  the      pound.   Knives   were   produced  and compared, at which stage Philip  deemed    it  time  to  say,   "Who     aro  you, and what's your father ?"  .    "I'm    Claude     Medway,  and  father's   Sir. Arthur  Medway,"  plied tho lad.      "Are you tho  ler's son ?      What's your name ?  Philip colored before replying. Only  that morning in school at catechism  hc had given his name as "Philip  Randal," and been dumtS'Wiien pointedly and repeatedly told to give only  the Christian name. Until that  moment, it had not struck him as  strange that Randal wns his baptismal and surname in one.  After school there was a fight in  tho playground in consequence of tho  frequent repetition of thc usher's  words, "But Randal is your surname." , ,  It was considered a good fight, and  traditions of it still linger in " Cleeve  Grammar  School.      Blood  was  sliod  on      both     sides,  and. how it  would  _ his  and stronger adveisary, but  for the untimely appearance'of tho  head-master upon the scene and the  consequent hasty flight of both contending parties, it is impossible " to  say.  Perhaps Pdilip was not very soi-ry  for the interruption, when he walked  homo with the comfortable consciousness of having given "that  great brute Brown" a good thrashing, before ho was himself pounded  into a " jelly. A secret conviction  that the affair might now honorably  bo considered* at an end, together  with a strong suspicion that Brown  would think differently, made him  very glad to reach the mill, whither  Brown would not dare to follow  him.  "My name's Philip Randal, and  Mr. Meade, the inillor, is my father," he replied defiantly to Claude's  question.  "l!ow\ much?" asked Claud������v  thinking that all three names belonged to him. "Well, you're a queer  little beggar, names and all. How  far are you in Latin ? Do they fag  iit your school ? I suppose they  are all cads at this."  "What's a cad ?" asked Philip.  "Oh ! Why, a day-boy that lives  in the town."  "Then we are all cads," returned  -Philip, cheerfully,- "and I ain't out  of Delectus yet.   I say, lend ue that  knife,_Medway.ll   "I'm  going   to    Eton  next  term,"  ently at tho rough man in his floury  miller's clothes, whoso chost was  heaving with strong feeling; while  lho words broke gaspingly from him.  "Bettor than my own blood, better  better."  '���������Those feelings do you credit,  Meade," ho said, after some wonder  as to how tho miller proposed to  breed up a gentleman. "But you  would, I am sure, 'deeply regret that  your affection for tho boy should  spoil his chances in life."  '.,'It won't, it can't bo," returned  Meade,    earnestly. "Wlrat do you  care for him, sir? You'vo got youm,  there's Mnstor Claude and the rest  of theni, and mine would bo nobody,  a poor stray bird among theni nil  What's monoy bosldo a father's  heart ?     And a mother's, too ?"  Again Sir Arthur gazed silently  and thoughtfully upon tlio miller's  earnest face, and when ho. saw him  draw the back of his brown hand  hastily across his eyes, his own became dim.  "I will say no moro at present,"  ho observed at last, rising and taking his hat; "we aro both of us convinced of tho child's identity,  though I am not sure that wo could  prove it in a court of law. You  wiil think over what 1 have said  at your leisure, and weigh the pros  and cons of it till wo meet again."  "Yes, Sir Arthur," replied Meade,  awed in spite of himself by tho imposing presence of tlio baronc1-,  whose head only just escaped tho  heavy beams of the old-fashioned  parlor, a man in tlio prime of lifo,  with a giacious smile and winning  air-  Tlie listener in tho meantime,  screened by the niyrtlo growing about the window, was  pale as death,  the knife falling from  "Any lady in tho land might walk  into my kitchen to-morrow morning  and throw all the jam I've got  across tho room, if she'd a mind to;  it's jollied  that solid."  Matthew Meade did not stop to  doubt tho probabi'ity of high-born  ladies wishing to throw jam across  Mrs. Moade's kitchen, but went on  to explain tho importance of Sir  Arthur's mission, to toll of tho scries of clues by which he hod trucod  J'hHip's identity, and of his great  desiro to take into his own care and  bring him up. The merits of Airs.  Meade's jam wore rrow as nothing  to'her; when tho thought of losing  Philip, whicli penetrated but slowly  into her brain, did at last roach it,  sho put away her work and cried at  tho thought. "Tho many wo'vo  buriod, Moado," sho sobbed, "and it  did seem as though tho Lord had  sent us this ono to make up."  "And tho Lorh did send him,"  cried Meade, smiting his (is.t on the  table so that the candle jumped and  the (lame-flickered. "You mind what  I said, when I brought him home  seven years ago, Martha. A voico  seemed to whisper plain to mo 'The  samo hand tbat mado you childless,  made this boy nn orphan; save him  fiom tho workhouse, and ho'li bring  a blessing on tho hearth you take  him to "  ���������'Yes, Meade, and he did bring a  blessing," interposed Martha, drying  her kind eyes; "thero was littlo Jessie sont us in our old  ago "  "Ay, the little maid was sent,  bless hor 1"  "And such a boy as he was, to be  sure, and no trouble with him. 1  mind that night when you came  homo from Chichester, 'Here's a  present for ye, mother,' you says,  and it was long sinco jou'd a called  folk Martha. I never was good at  putting words lo what's going on  inside of me. Think I can, as well  as any num. But darned ifcl=can  toll what I'm thinking of. You may  mine! the timo it took me to come to  the point when courting."  "To bo sure, Meade," slie replied,  with feeling, "1 did think you was  never going to say 'mum,'" and folk  know I was ready to say 'budget,'  and thero was a laugh against me  in all tho country-side. 'If you can't  bring him- on, Patty, you'd better  throw liim off," Cousin Jane hevo  sni'd many a time; 'if he had any  nouse, he'd a known it was timo to  speak up long, ago.' Whatever we  should'ha' dono if it'hadn't been for  grandmother's great gander. I don't,  know; kept wiverin' on till now, I  reckin,"  "Right," eeplied Meade, gravely;  "you're right, Martha, but even the  girt gander would ha' ben nothing  without your tongue. I beat tho  gander off of yo,   and you  criod  and  his nerveless hand. What should j mo mother; for it always mado mo  all this mean? Was the school-boy ! sorrowful, thinking of them that was  taunt  but the  bare  truth,   or  how ?   gone,     and   so   I felt all a tremble.  was  his  Sir  my  re-  mil-  and  timo  and  man.  in tho meadow just irr time to  Philip pull the child out of the  wai ci* and lo bent off the angry  swan, which refused to Ict go of tlio  skirls It had clutched, until the newcomer  plied  his  riding-whip   "Naughty girl !" cried Philip, set-,  ting her down at- n safe distuned'  from  the   edge,    and   wringing      the'  said Claudel handing him tho knife.  "Where's that ?" asked Philip, indifferently, going' up lo tho window-  frame of the best parlor to try tho  knife upon it.  "Well ! you arc a 'duffer I" muttered Claude, revolted at Philip's ignorance, - and marching away to reexamine the mill.  Philip, in thc meantime, was absorbed in cutting his initials on tho  frame, and, thc windows being open,  heaid the well-known voice of Matt-  how Mea.de mingling with the less  familiar accents of Arthur Medway,  heard without hoar-kenirig until something was said which interested him.  ."The boy ia mine,. Sir " Arthur,"  6aid Mr.. Meade's voice. "He _was  left by his own flesh an'd blood, "and  already stdited for tiie workus when  I took him uncr bred him for my  own." .  "No doubt you are attached to the  child, Meade, and of course it would  be a hard pull to give him up "  . "I can't give him up," the miller  broke 'in, with an agitated . voice;  "he's mine, he's all I've got. I'vo  bred him up so far, and he's moro  to me���������I tell 'ee I can't give him  up,  Sir  Arthur,"  "If jou arc indeed attached to 'tlie  child "  "I nm, I am," Meade interposed.  "You surely would not stand in  his light," continued Sir Arthur,  gravely, "consider the advantages  you refuse for him."  "I hov considered them. Sir Arthur,"  replied  the miller, wiping his  '   '   "     "but monoy  isn't    every-  The boy looks ,to me an  oo ; a father, I've taught hirn' so, and  somehow���������I'vo done that much for  liim, I've saved and scraped for him  ���������aye, and 1 mean to save and  scrape Tor him, and I'll bring him up  to  bo a gentleman, please God "  he could say no more in the fullness  of his heart. '..-���������-.,...  Sir  Arthur smiled,  and  looked sil-  When   Sir   Arthur came out of  porch   with  Mr.   Mcado.  Philip  pulled      himself      together,  and  ablo to come forward calmly at  father's call.  "So this is the boy," said  Arthur, laying his strong, slender  hand with gentle firmness upon  Philip's head, pusning back the tumbled hair and turning the faco upward for the s,eerching scrutiny he  gave it. A long, long glanco he  bent upon Philip's'flushing face, kind  though stern, and with a mingling  of sorrow, compunction, and yearning which vaguely touched the boy's  sclf-sleeled heart and gradually subdued thc bold defiance of his upward  gaze.  "You are tall and strong for your  age, Philip," he said, removing his  hand ta last; "never missuso your  strength; be gentle, loyal, and always think  of others." r~  Then, calling his son, he went out  through the garden gate, first pressing into'Philip''s astonished hand a  solid golden sovereign, the like , of  which ��������� he was first afraid to keep  lest it should - have been given by  mistake, and" mounted the beautiful  bay horse while Claude sprang upon  the brown cob, and they rode. away.  Matthew "and Philip stood beneath  the plane-tree and watcned them  clatter over the bridge and vanish  up the hill, each with* a tumultuous  stir of feeling. The miller had taken  the child's hand in his-powerful  grasp, and clutched it so firmly that  tho small fingers wore all white and  cramped together and aching; but  Philip was unconscious of any physical sensation'in the whirl of fooling  with which he gazed upon the splendid steeds and their gallant lidors,  and especially upon Sir Arthur, who  inspiied hiin with mingled admiration and repulsion. It was as if all  thc. glory of the world opened. upon  his spiritual vision through this  man.  lie looked up at his foster-father's  weather-beaten    face,    which was  drawn  with anxiety and gray      with  care,   at  his  striped  collarless  floury jacket, and  for the first  he    took ' his  outward measuro  reckoned   him  a  common  old  more meanly dressed than the mean  est working-man,  and contrasted his  stubby  chin with Sir Arthur's    care-  iully  .shaven,     finely  moulded      face.  Just then Meade looked at him and  tho boy's heart melted.  "How would you liko to ride a  littlo. horse liko" Master Medway's  Philip ? And go and live at Mar-  well Court with. Sir Arthur, and  have servants to wait on yo, and  fine-ladies _to. cossot_ye, _and_books  to read, and plenty of money ?" the  miller asked.  "Very  much,"  he  faltered.  "And     lcav������      poor      old  dad and  mother  and   the  littlo maid ?"    continued  Meade,    crushing    tho child's  hand tighter.  "Not for tho world,"- lie replied,  half crying, und they turned, both  too much moved to speak, and wont  in.  Why did Sir Arthur want him ?  What interest could he possibly havo  in ��������� tho miller's adopted child ?  Philip  wondered.  Mr. Mcado said nothing more on  the subject to Philip that night,  parrying his questions and bidding  him wait. But when ti c children  wero gone to bed, ho sat long by the  light of the single candle in tho  parlor, smoking his short clay pipe  and  talking to  his  wife.  "Why ever hadn't you ��������� come.  Martha?" ho asked, testily; "Sir  Arthur sai'd himself you had as much  right over tho boy as -I had myself." -   .  "Me come ? What, and mo right in  the middle of the plum jam ? And  Sarah no moro fit so much us to  stir a spoon when your eye's off  lier,'' returned Mrs Meade, dropping  the stocking she was mending and  looking reproachfully across the candle's dim pyramid of flame at her  husband. "There, Meade, 1 will say  this for yc, of all the men-folk I  ever came across you're tho very  worst for putting any understanding  into. Not but you've your good  points, and have bcon a middling  husband,  as husbands go."  "Well, there, Martha, I can't any  what sort of a wifo you've a been,  for I haven't bad a many wives to  try you agon," the miller replied,  "but 1 wish tho deuco would fly off  with your jam, I do. Anybody med  think thc world depended upon your  jam."  "The whole world may depend upon my Jain," retorted Mrs.     Meade.  tho And I thought to mcself, 'I do hope  had ! Meade haven't been spending his  money on nonsense to pleasure mc,'  though my best bonnet was that  shabbed I didn't like to go to church  of a fine Sunuay. 'It's alive, mother,' you says, sort of excited. And  I thought 'sure it must be some  prir-o poultry, he've got. Then I  went out to the cart in the dark and  heard n little child crowing to it-  self.and I began to cry thinking of  them we'd lost. And you told me  to look pleasant and not frighten  tho little boy. 'For,' you says, 'tho  Lord has sent us au orphan child,  Martha.' And wo brought him in  and hc cuddled up in my arms, and  laid his littlo head again my arm  and went off to slopp liko a littlo  angel."  "Right," corroborated Meade,  "that's quite right, Martha, and  you took to him as though you'd  bore him in your own -body. And  we wasn't doing well, ii you mind.  So many farmers failed, and' we'd  bcon unlucky with tho dairy, and  there was bad debts in "tho town  and one thing and another; but you  said, 'the child's bite and sup was  nothing, .and 1 thought he'll be better off in tho poorest place than'-In  tho-workhouse, though I did want  to breed him up a gentleman, knowing, as the landlady tole me, the  poor dead mother was a honest  woman and real lady. But I thought  may be we shall see bettor days' before ' tis time to begin the boy's  schooling. Right enough. So it fell  out. Everything throve with us  from the "day the child came. And  now I'm reckoned a warm 'man hereabouts."  "Yes,' Matthew; you are warm,  and thankful I am, when I think  of them times," leplicd Mrs. Meade;  "and so Randal was the wrong name  after all ?"  "Aye, she never said'but 'twas  wrong* herself. She was hiding, and  tho Ltd had a right to his christened  name."  '���������And they left him to tho workhouse, his own flesh and blood !"  she cried; ."aiid'now thoy think to  fake'him from wo aftor all wo done  for him, and ho 'grown a lino lad,  as well-spoke as you could wish' to  see, and a good boy. Mat, though I  saj\ it myself."  "Ah ! But so fur as I can mako  out, they hov a right to en. Then  there's his prospex ! I reckon you  wouldn't stand in Phil's light Martha, just to let him bide long with  us I"  "Prospex I what's prospex," she  "cried, " "ulonside of a mother's  heart-?-li =���������.-���������   Mr. Meado thrust his liands deep  into his pockets and frowned over  this question; the candle burnt  down, ho lighted another, and tho  two went on discussing tho question  till  hold  upon midnight.  clung on to mc, und. there I stood  liko u girt zoto and couldn't tell for  tho life of mo what to say next. It  did seem tliat simple to blurt out,  'Marry mo, Martha,' all of a sudden  right in the middle of the common  wilh tho wild gander and all the  geeso staring and hissing at us. I'd  gi\cn ye a kiss but I had to keep  my eyo on thnt gander all the time.  Then you said, ���������pioii'C don't leave  mo, Mr. Meade; I'm that Tightened!'  And that put it into my head to  say, 'I'll never lome yo, my dear, if  you'll promise to go to church' with  mc, afore two months are gone.'  And so 't was done, but it drove the  sweat out of mo, nnd you was nil  of a tremble in a pink Sunday gown,  and the church bells ringen. And  tho old gander kept on hissing and  running, so I was forced to keep my  arm round yo all tho way across  common. I never hoar a gooso hiss  but I think on 't," he added, pensively.  T wasn't thc first lead I gavo  yo, cither," laughed Mrs. Meado,  brightening at those tender recollections; "but thoro, courten is like a  cool hand nt pastry; ils born with  some, and thore are tho.se can't do  it to save their lives. 'Mat Meade's  that nog-headed,' Cousin Jane used  to sny, 'I'd rather die an old maid  than put up with such a duch chap.'  But I thought to myself, 'Matt  Mcado Has a good headpiece enough,  if ho is wanting in tongue. I've  enough for both. And courten is only wanted ove a lifetime.' "  "I don't doubt things are ordered  right," Mr. Mcado commented; "but  it seems a pity the com ten isn't  done by tho women. I'd sooner unload ton wagons -cf flour than feel  how I felt for months and months  before your grandmother's great gander ran after ye. Any woman would  ha' done it that easy, you'd scaicely  know you'd ben through anything;  their tongues- twist and turn about  liko a well-broke, tcudcr-mouthod  filly."  "Ah, well, 't was soon done and  over, after all," observed Mrs. Meade  regretfully; "fullith times tlrey were,  I'm sure."  I     "It's    what    .all must como    to,"  moralized Mr.  Meudc;  "bound  to   bo  fullish once in a lifetime  is nil mankind. You     was     a  Pretty  maid.  Martha;  not  that  I  was  one  to     bo  took     by  a  pretty"face,"  be added,  severely, knowing that, female vanity  dies      hard.    "No,  niy dear, I somehow seemed sot on ye, I didn't know  why.      Whether   'twas  the  dairy,   or  the cooking, or the goodness of heart  drew me on, I can't rightly say. But  I  was  that  dull  and  drug  the  days  I didn't get a sight of ye.   Bless mo,  how    fullislr    we went    on !" he exclaimed, suddenly checking this flood  of   tender    jcminisconie:  for he   was  a. man  of sober  thought  and     staid  demeanor,   and    know  what was  due  to  conjugal   propriety  and   their  advancing  years.    '.'What  was  I  a-say-  ing ?   Words  is what I never     could  handle    easy.       1 can  heft anything  you  liko to name witli any man    of  forty;  but    when  it conies to words,  I'm  bound  to  make  a  mess  on     't.  Words come natural   lo  the    womenfolk.   So you tell the,boy,  Martha."  Thus  it  came  to  pass  that      Mrs.  Meade    ascended   the    sleep creaking  stair and went    into the dim    little  attic    in  the    ghostly   twilight,  her  footsteps  on   the  tincarpeted    boards  rousing the sleeping boy.  ���������"Mother,���������-lie-cried,- starting up,  "I didn't  take  the ���������plums," indeed    I  GIFT TO ENGLISHMEN.  ������50,000    From    Astor to   Develop  Marksmanship.  William Waldorf Astor lias presented to tho National Rifle Association  of England 550,000, the money to  bc expended on the development of  marksmanship among tho members  of the organization. 'llic next contest-Tor the Palma trophy wil tako  place at Sea Girt, N. Y-, on Sept.  3, when an English team will try  for it. Speaking of Astor's gift the  Field says :  The sum given should not bc looked at as an investment with a viow  to expending the interest alono on  the purposes for which the fund was  established, but that its distribution  capital and .interest included, should  be effected over a limited number of  years, such as might bo regarded as  covering   the   initiation   of  club   rifle.  lished evidenco of its distribution on  tho lines laid down has been wanting. In fact, the donations last recorded amounted to no more than  the npproximato interest of tho total  fund. Tt has recently been announced  that ihe trustees of the fund havo  decided to piovide a silver challenge  cup for each county having two or  moro affiliated clubs, competitions  for the same to ltako place betweon  tho clubs of such counties. The competing teams must consist of not  less than four members, of which at  least half shall lie civilians. Service  rifles must be used, though in tho  ciwe of miniature ranges adaptors  or Morris tubes may be emplojed in  connection therewith. Subject to tho  above general conditions, arrangements will bo settled locally by  agreement between lho several clubs,  the association of reserving tho  right of giving final judgment in  cases of dispute.  Tito general outline of tho scheme  so put forward may bo pronounced  thoroughly satisfactory. It is weil  known that nothing cieatcs a  stronger feeling of emulation among  ride clubs than matches between  members of neighboring organizations, and as the holders of the various cups will probably bo open to  challenge within a short period of  their latest success, the number of  competitions that will taku place in  tho course cf a year is likely to bo  considerable. It is difficult to see  how clubs, can meet on nn equal  footing in view of tlieir division" Into two classes, viz., those who fire  over miniature ranges, and thoso  who use thc full-size service ammunition. In many counties theso classes  of clubs mny be equally represented  so that one or tho other must give  way in order to preserve uniform -  conditions in shooting for the samo  trophy.  . On the .whole, and in view of the  ample funds available, we should  have thought that the association  would have done better to give two  cups to each county, one for the  full-sized rifles, and thc other for  those firing miniature ammunition,  subject, of course, to the understanding that no challenge cup  should be given except in cases whero  there is a good prospect of activo  competition for the privilege of holding it.  FOOD IS IMPROVING.  How  it Has Be^ii Adulterated in  Various Ways  Striking testimony to  the decrease  CHAPTER  II.  All the next day Mr. Meade pondered silently upon Sir Arthur Medway's interview with him, until  evening camo again, and the children  wero gone  to bed.  "Tiio boy,",he sul'd to his wife, "Is  nine year old; he takes a threshing  like ii man, aye, and - has tho graco  to bo thankful for't. He knows already more book-learning than e\er  I known all my life. He'll tell you  the Latin for a cow or a cat smother than you'll print off your pats of  butter, Mtirtiin. 'Tis but right he  should know how he was come by  and what he've got to look to.  Let en choo.so for hisself."  Mrs. Meado demurred at throwing  such a responsibility on a child of  nine years.   ,  "It's like this," Mcado replied;  "there's un lawyer liiing, not the  Lord Chancellor hisself, can make mo  believe 1 haven't a right to a boy  I've took and bred up from  cradle arrd been a father to.  Sir Arthur, 1 o'vo got a right over  the child, too, and 'tis plairr n"  plums wc can't both hev him, and  only tl.o Lord himself can judge betweon us. I've trie'd opening the  Bibles hap-hazurd, but can't light  upon wlnit'l) serve tho turn. Only I  conic to 'Out of the mouths of babes  and sucklings' twice, and it was  borne in upon mo that Philip must  settle for hiiiT-clf."  'Pho argument was i nan.swcrablo,  and'hi much grief and lioplrUitlon.  Mrs. Moado accepted lho office of ac-  guninting Philip with the choice that  lay before him.  "Lither tongues," Mr. Mcado continued,   'twas  never meant,for     men  in tho adulteration in food which  lias taken place in recent years is  borne by A. W. Stokes, public analyst for raddington, England, in his  quarterly report.  "Ia the course of twenty-five  years," he says, "the percentage of  impure food samples lias diminished  from 62 per cent, to 5������ per cent."  During the past quarter only seven  out of 125 samples were found to  have been adulterated.  In the early days, says Mr. Stokes  water was largely used in milk, butter and lard, tea wns mixed with  iron-sand and exhausted leaves, coffee contained as much ns 90 per  cent of chicory���������and even now contains in -some instances 50 per 'cent.  Sago nn'd sugar were formerly used  in the manufacture of cocoa to such  an extent that it was moro fitted for  making poultices than for drinking  purposes.  The   onco     prevalent     sale of jam  made -from -decayed-fruit_is_now,_ho   declares, totally unknown," and the  poisonous ingredients used for coloring sweets have also  disappeared.  Bread was at one timo made very  indigestible by tho introduction of  alum. This form of adulteration has  been completely stamped out.  his  But  didn't  "Dear heart alivo," said Mis.  Meudc, "who's thinking of plums V I  know who hud tnctn, my dear, and  it wasn't you. You're never stinted  in anything that's good for rhildrorr.  so you wouldn't take plums, and  you'\o never told me a Ho, yet,  Philip."  Philip lay  buck on the pillow   and  wondered  if   tho  fowls  had  got  into  the garden  when hc    left   tho     Kate  open.  "Bo^s,"  said  Mrs.   Meade,     giving  him a ki������s and carefully  tucking    in  the bed-clothes hc hnd  dashed  aside,  "arc     mado     that   lither   and  sprnck  they can't bide quiet long   together,  they're bound to be in some nrischicf  tearing  and  siting clothes,   upsettirrg  and'   breaking  things,   and  stabbling  all over    the house. -I cried  terrible  when mine were took, but I do think  to mcself at  times  there  was  mercy  in  it.   For however I couid keep the  house     decent  " with   four  stabbling  about,  the Lord only knows."  "I    did mean  1.0  yliut  the    gate,"  .said  Philip,   "but I forgot."  "Ne\er  lnind   the  gate,   my     dear,  but, mind to shut him next time,"  she continued, smoothing the shoot  under liis chin. "For a boy you've  bcon a good boy, and me urid your  father has never rcpcrrled taking  you���������" hero Mrs. Monde's voice failed her and sho took out her handkerchief to Philip's dismay.  "Taking mc ?" ho nsked, alter a  pause;   "where from ?"  "From tho workflouse," .������������������lie replied. "Nobody knew so much, as  your surname when i our* poor mother  died  and  left yc.   and   there    was  nothing for it but  the  workhouse,  if BEAUTY THAT IS  IlKTCPHll,  Matthew hadn't come along and Don't think it enough' to be n  thought of them we'd lost and had beauty; in order to approach pcrfe-l  it borno in upon him he was to take lion a woman .should try to improve  and breed you up in their place." j herself morally and intellectually, as  (.To bc Continued.) jwell us physically.  EARLY ENGLISH LOTTERIES.  The first lottery In England, so  far us can bc ascertained, began (o  be drawn on Jan. 12, 1569. at tho  west door of St. Paul's Cathedral,  and continued day and ni'41'"- till Uro  Gth of May. The scneino, which .nd.  been announced two years *������efoi������,"  shows tbat ihe lottery r.->rsisted of  forty thousand lots or slrarss, at ������cn  shillings each, und that it comiin-  hended "a great number of good  prises, as well of ready money ns of  plate, and certairr sorts of mcrchun-  dise." Tlie object of any profit that  might arise from the scheme was  thc reparation of harbors and othor-  usiful   public  works.  Lotteries di'd not take their origin  in England; they were known in  Italy at an curlier date; but from  the year mentioned down to 182S  (excepting for a f-hort time following, upon an act of Queen Anne) tlrey -  continued to be adopted by thc English government us a source of revenue. It is difficult to realize that  there were largo and imposing oflices  in London, and pretentious agencies  in the provinces, for tbe sale of lottery tickets; while flaming advertisements on vvalls, in r.cw bool's jind in  the public journals proclaimed tho  desirability of such nnd such "lv.cky" ,  mliccs.  ���������ii\ Revelstoke Herald and  Railway Men's Journal.  Published every Thursday. Subscription $2  per year.   Advertising rates on application.  Changes of advertisements must be in before  noon on Wednesday to insure insertion.  Job Printinc in all its branches promptly anil  neaily executed.  Thursday, Apiul 2S, 1901.  RIGHT ABOUT FACE.  t  "Free trade as it is in England,"  was Mr. W. Laurier's pledge, when in  opposition. Now he says "1 am neither a free trader nor a protectionist; 1  am a practical man!" When in Opposition it was, "I am a democrat to the  hilt," afterwards, "I am an Imperialist  and believe in ribbons and stars���������I am  Sir Wilfrid!" When in opposition  the same gentleman wanted "unrestricted reciprocity" with the United  States, now he says the day has gone  by for asking any favors from the  Washington authorities! In opposition he did not like Chinamen; in  power, he declares, (despite the fact  that Canada's advice was asked) "it  ���������would be a gross impertinence on Canada's part to tender any counsel to the  British Government in connection  ���������with the proposed importation of  Chinese into the Transvaal!" Yet on  the question of "Home Rule" he together with scores of Liberals and  " Conservatives voted in favour of it.  Now we are to quarrel with the  mother country on the issue of broader  treaty making powers, while the records show that, the Premier agreed to  the constitution of the court whose  Alaska finding annoys him. Certainly  Sir Wilfrid is a strange combination  of dangerous inconsistencies.  PROVINCIAL LANDS.  It is satisfactory to find that, as the  real facts are becoming  understood,  the action-that the Government has  announced it intends to take in regard  to lands upon which the payments are  in   arrears, is   meeting   with .general  approval.     Wheii:.,.the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works issued a.  notice   that   on   the   loth instant the  records or filing on such lands would  be  liable   to   cancellation   unless the  amounts in arrears  were paid by that  date, so rue of the Opposition newspa.  pers thought they saw an opportunity  to make a little  political capital and  prejudice   the    Government    in   the  minds of the people.    They attempted  to make out that it was acting in an  arbitrary manner;   straining the law  in fact, if not, indeed, over-riding the  rights of pre-emptors and purchasers  of Crown lands.   Now, however, that  the matter is coining to be understood,  the Government is being commended  for the course it is taking.    Tt is realized that it is entirely  in the interests  of the Province and that the results of  it will also accrue to the advantage of  prospective settlers, while  those who  fulfil the   conditions   ou   which they  took up their land are not prejudiced.  As a matter of fact tbe interests of the  Province, both as, regards its finance,  and in respect to the opportunities for  intending settlers, have suffered from  the delay which has occurred in such  action   being   taken.      It would have  been better in everyway had the notice  given in  1899 been  carried out under  the provisions of the.law in the following year.     It is, therefore, a cause for  ^T^tisfattiOfftirarAvhat^has^dme-to'lie'  nothing less than an abuse of the Land  Act is about to be put an end to and  the   Provincial lands administered  in  something like a business manner.  No  oni*   really supposes���������not   even     the  Government's critics whose hypocritical  professions of sympathy wiih the  coming   misfortunes   of   poor settlers  have wasted much good paper and ink  in their recital���������that  in  dealing with  those who are in  default on their payments, tbe Department will act arbitrarily or   harshly.     Es-ery individual  case will be considered and determined  on its merits.     But in  this respect it  should lie understood that the Government really intends to require areason-  able   compliance   with   the   law, and  therefore, if there are some who con.  sider  that   they can continue to presume on similarly tardy action by the  Department   in   the   future   to   that  -which has prevailed  in the past, they  ���������may. have   reason to  find that   they  bave made a serious mistake.  As we have said, apart from the interests of the settlers themselves, the  interests of the Province will benefit  from a more stringent administration  of the Land Act. Tliere is a sum running into tbe hundreds of thousands  of dollars due to the Government for  payments on land, either purchased or  pre-empted. For a number of years  past successive ministers of finance  have placed in their estimates of anticipated revenue amounts which they  hoped to receive on account of these  arrears. But tbe sums actually realized have been a mere bagatelle in comparison with the estimates. Now the  Legislature   will   be able to get some I  approximate idea of what is likely to  be derived hy the Treasury from these  arrears. In hundreds of cases the  lands have been abandoned by the pre-  emptors or purchasers for various  reasons. But as there has been no  formal cancellation of the filings or  records, these lands are not open for  settlement by others. The result, it  will be easily seen, must be detrimental to the public interests. Wliile the  public lands of the Province cover an  immense area in the aggregate, there  is only a comparatively small portion  of them that is at present convenient  or eligible for settlement. Of that  which is desirable a good ileal is cover  ed by these old .filings, so many of  which have heen abandoned. Now  Uie Government will be able to deal  with them and will restore them to  the public domain, so that they will  again he open for pre-emption or purchase. At a time when there are en  quiries for land coming from prospective settlers, that will he an important  matter and will undoubtedly lead to an  extension of settlement beyond what  would otherwise ho possible. The  persons who took up these lands, during a period whicli extends over more  than twenty years, naturally selected  the best and choicest tracts that were  then available, and that fact must not  be ignored in considering the results  that may he gained by the Government's action.  Any government may incur some  unpopularity by its attempt to administer a law which has been suffered to  fall into abeyance, and it was to he  expected that the present administra  tion would come in for some adverse  criticism apart from that which its  political opponents might attempt.  But we are sure that the better the  matter is understood, the greater and  more general will be the approval of  the Government's action, which, in  every respect, is calculated to benefit  the general Provincial interests as  well as the prospective settler.���������Victoria Colonist.  Our Eagle Eyes.  (Written by a Railwayman.)  There's many a poem both foolish and  wise,  Been written beneath  these western  skies, *'  But of all the poems I have read.  There never has a word been said  Of our brave and gallant engineers,  Who cast aside  tlieir* cares and fears,  And ever alert both night and day,  Pilot  our trains  on their dangerous  way.  For the  benefit   of   those that  have  never heard,  Of these big brave men I will say a  word:  Jack McKaracher, bold and strong,  On the "41'* comes whizzing along,  Only stopping here and there���������  Unless a freight's not into clear.  He's always at Greenwood when he s  clue,  Where Art. Denman waits with "42,"  And the.four-nuught-three looms up so  .-:���������' fine  As Arthur goes speeding down the line,  And'hiiry a smile nor a word says he  Until he  meets  Tom Bloomer on "03"'  At West   Robson,   yet his trip's not  done  As here he also meets the four-naught-  one,  With Alex Dow on the right hand'side,  There with  the goods, for a good fast  ride.  We can't meet Scotly Simmons, 'tis a  pity,  Because he runs to Slocan City,  But he's .alright though, just the same,  And you bet his work is never lame.  My list of carded men is now complete,  And with  the freight men   I'll   now  treat.  The whole list 1 scarce can mention,  Else 'twould cause too much detention.  The first of them that I have to do  Is "Honest John" and the nine-naught-  two;  Of course Jack is a bit of a kicker,  But he's alright and he lets her flicker,  His eagle eye glued on the track,  But at stations he's always   looking  back  For a sign to go for he hates to stop,  For he runs as regular as Patenande's  clock.  "Mayor" Glen comes next with the big  compound,  You  bet he can  make the wheels go  round,  He's  big and jolly and a. dam  good  man���������  Say more for any one if you can.  Geo. Hart is quiet, calm and cool,  But there's no one can beat him in the  pool.  He holds all the stock in Nine-naught-  eight,  ThaHs'twixtyhe and^his'inatCi   '���������Judge" Peebles  is running the Nine-  naiight-nine.  And   generally   manages to make the  time,  Unless the engine is not steaming,  And   if  she's   not,   it's    because   she  streaming.  "Frosty" Winters is not running steady  Because his engine is not ready;  Hut he often ruus foe quite a spell,  And when he does he runs like hell.  NOTICE  TO  CONTRACTORS.  LEGAL  SEALKD TKXDEIIS, endorsed "Tomler for  School-house," will be received by the undersigned up to noon of Friday, the rilHh April, 10o4,  for the erection and completion of a one-room  frame st'hool-hnuse at Arrowhead, West Kootenay.  15. I).  Plans, specilleations, forms of tender and contract may lie seen on and lifter the 18th April, lllo4,-  at the olhces of the (iovernrucnt Agent, Revelstoke:  or" K. 12. hyonrrais, Ksq., Secretary of the School  Board, Arrowhead; of tleorire Sumner, Mining Recorder, Cuinanlix, and at the Lands and Works  Department. Victoria, It. C.  Tenders will not be considered unless uiride upon  the printed forms supplied for the purposo, and the  agreement to execute n bond appended to the  form of tender is duty signed hy the Coutruetoi*  himself and two responsible sureties, residents of  tho Province, in the penal sum of $cl5o, for the  faithful performance or tire work.  Tire lowest or arry terrder not necessarily accepted.  W. S. GORE,  Deputy Commissioner of Limits & Works.  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria, JJ. (J., lath April, 10o4. nplM  NOTICE.  In the matter ot thc Estate ot JohnBemistcr  Ladner, sometimes called    John  Ladner.  late of thc Town of Field, in  tire Province  of British Columbia, locomotive engineer,  deceased.  Kottce is liereby given that all creditors and  others having claims arrainst the estate of tbe  said John   Benilster Ladner, who died on or  about the 22nd day of January, A.D , 1904, are  required on or before the 23rd day of May, A.  D��������� 1904, to send by post prepaid or deliver to  Charles Ladner,  of  the  city of  Kevelstoke,  clergyman,     Administrator    of    the    estate  M   trie  said  deceased,   their  Christian    and  surnames  and  addresses,  and    descriptions,  full particulars ot their claims, statements of  their  accounts, and  thc nature of  tbeseeuri  ties, if am-, held bv tbem.  And further tnlie notleo that after the lait  mentioned dole 1, the said Administrator, will  prosced to distribute the assets of thc said deceased anions the parlies entitled thereto,having regnrd to the claims of which I shall Ihen  have notice, and that I will not bo liable for  the said estate or any part thereof so distributed to any person or persons of whose claims  notice shall not have been received by me at  the lime of sueh distribution.  Dated this llth day of April, A. D.,1901.  CHARLES LADNEK,  apl 1-1 Administrator.  JOHN MANNING SCOTT,  Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.  First Street - . Revelstoke, B. C.  fJARVEY, M'CARTE** & 1'INKHAM  Barristers. Solicitors, Ete.  Solicitors for Imper'n) Bank of Canada.  Company funds to loan at8 percent.  Fibst street, Kevelstoke B. ().  SOCIETIES.  Red Rose Decree meets second and fourth  Tuesdavs ofeaeli month; White Rose DeRree  meets third Tuesday ofeaeli quarter, in Oddfellows Hall.   Visiting brethren welcome  T.H.BAKER, H.COOKE,  President. Secretary.  NOTICE.  Notice is liereby given that 110 days after date X  intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a lease for 21 > ears tocut  timber ou the following descrilied lands lying  partly in the district of West Kootenay ami partly  in the district of Cariboo :  Commencing at a post planted on the rrorth  bank of Harvey cieek near its continence with  Canoe river, West Kootenay district, thenee north  SO chains, tlience west SO chains, therrce rrorllr SO  chains, thence west SO eliains, therrce uortlr 1(10  chains, thence west 240 chains, thunee north 720  chains, thence we&t 120 chains, therrce north 4oo  chains, thence east 100 chains, thenee soutlr 320  chains, theuce east lflo chains, thence south *J2o  chains, thence east SO chains, thence south 4oo  chains, thence cast So chains, therrce soutii 4oo  chaius, thence west SO charns more or less to the  point of commencement.  Dated this 10th Marcli, 1904.  api 14  JAMES A. HA11VKV.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658.  Regular.meetings are held in the  Oddfellow's Hall on lho Third Friday of each month, at 8 p.m. sharp.  Visiting brethren cordially Invited  W. li. t'LEMINtl, W.M  J. ACHESON, Reo.-See.  KOOTENAV STAR, P.. B   P.  Meets on First Tuesday of every month, In  .0.0. F.Hall.  J. ACHESON. W. P.  J. H, ARMSTRONG, REG.  Cold Range Lodge, K. of P.,  No. 26, Revelstoke, B. C,  MEETS   EVERY   WEDNESDAY  in   Oddfellows'     Hall   at 8  o'clock.     Visiting   Knights   arc  cordially Invited.  A. J, HOWE, C. C.  J. W. U3NNETT, IC. of R. dc S,  II. A. BROW:., Master of Finance.  H. PERRY-LEAKE,  MEN WANTED  TWENTY-FIVE (25) BUSH   MEN  wanted by  BIG BEND LUMBER CO.,  ARKOWIIEAD, B. C.  WANTED,  'I  A liiim to represent "Canada's  Greatest Nurseries," in the town of  ltevelstoke anil surrounding couniry,  nnd Uike orders for  OUR HARDY SPECIALTIES  In Fruit Trees, Small Fruits, Ornamentals. Shrubs. Roses, Vines,  Seed Potatoes, etc.  Stock time to name, and free from San  Jose Scale. A permanent position for  the right man. Liberal terms, outfit  free, pay weekly.  STONE   &    WELLINGTON,  Fonthrll Nurseries,  (Over SOO acres)  TORONTO,        . ONTARIO  Mining Engineer  and Metallurgist. .  SPECIALTIES :  Examination arid reports on Mining  Properties.  Specification   and Construction  o  Mining Machinery.  Mill  Tests   of Ores arrd  Concen*  tr.ites.  Bedford McNeill CorterJ  COWAN' BLOCK, Revelstoke, ]!. C.  MOSCROP  BROS.  Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water  Heating,   Electric Wiring &  Bell Works.'  Pipes. Valves and Fittings.  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C.  Eggs for Hatching ���������  Bronze turucy ejigs, 25c each; Pekin  chick eggs, II lor SI; a few Black  -Minorca egg.-. 13 for SI: Bard P.Rock  eggs, 13 fur SI nr six dollars por 100.  Agent for Chatham incubators and  Brooders.  71m  JOHN JOHNSON,  Canoe Creek. Sa'nion Arm, B. C  GeveldD  Manager Wanted.  Trustworthy lad}' or gentleman to  manage business in this county and  adjoining territory for well and favorably known house of solid financial  standing. S20.00 straight ca-sh salary  and expenses paid each Monday by  check direct from headquarters. Ex-  penlseTffoii^  manent.    Address Manager, 810 Como  Block, Chicago, Illinois. rnc25-12  Tom Need ham pulls the Phoenix flyer,  '���������"holt is high, hut Phoenix is higher*,  And takes  the  hole  with  much compunction���������  For jolly old Hob at B. C. junction.  Of course that's old   Bob Collie, as you  all know.  He runs a shay rrp through the snow.  He's as happy as the day is long,  And full of laughter and of song.  I was going to close, but I most forgot  To tell of notorious AlacKinrot.  He runs a shay, and he runs it well.  And is as happy  as a clam in his little  shell.  Now I have written finite a lot,  And have used all the space I've got;  I arn sorry I could not mention all,  But the next  time  I write the blow  will fall. '  Nelson,. April 10th, 1001.  WANTED���������A position as Stenographer or Book-keeper by a young lady.  Address "Stenographer," Hktiald  Office, Revelstoke, B. C.  LIQUOR LICENCE.  TAKE NOTICE that 30 days afterdate I intend to apply to the Chief  Licence Commissioner of the Revelstoke Riding for a retail liijuor licence  for the Homo Hotel at Goldfields, B.C.  Roger F. Perky.  Dated April 10th, 1901.  FROM    S4S.OO  Agent for the famous cushion frame  wheels���������all roads good roads with the  cushion frames.  Bicycle fittings, Dunlop, M. and W.,  and   Single   tube   tires, pumps,  bells,  fas and "oil   lamps, handle  grips, sad-  les,   valves,   Morrow coaster  brakes,  etc.    Wheels repaired.  Cycle Depot  Back  of Roy  Smytho's Tobacco St or a.  HAY FORSALE  Ono  Car  of  So.   1 1.  lear Timothy,  apply  to  J.  XV.  McC AliEUM,  ���������Salmon  Arm,  B. C.  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnished with the  Choicest the Market  affords.  ���������  BEST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large, Light bedrooms.  Rates $1 a day.  Monthly Rale.  'Owl'  Restaurant  YODO FUJIf, PROP.  BEST EATING HOUSE IS  THE CTTT.  MEALS SERVED AT ALL HOURS  fRUITand DAIRY FARMS  FOR SALE  Land for sale in Lots to suit, from  20 acres rrp to '100, in the best fruit  growing section of the Okanagan  district on main line of the C.P.R.  APPLY? TO  J. W. McCallum  Salmon Arm, B. C.  FANCY GAKES  AND CONFECTIONERY  If you want the above We can  supply you with anything irr tlris  line..  TRY OUR  WUOLKSOME  White and Brown Bread  Scones and Buns  Dances anil Trivatu Parties Catered To.  Full Stuck of Hxcullerrt Candies.   ���������  A.E.   BENNISON,  Mackenzie Avenue.  o***o*lo ***ao**o***aaaaaaaa  ���������fr  *  ���������i-  *  riNE TAILORING  IN SPRING SUITINGS  AND OVERCOATINGS  AVe have a, handsome assortment to  choose from ut prices that should be  attractive to careful buyers.  KverythiiiK strictly up-to-date in  style, tit and finish.  THE ONLY UNION SHOP IN TOWN  M.A. WILSON,  Graduate of Mitchell's School of dar-  nient Cutting, New York.  Establishment���������Next  Tuvlor   Block.  rr  e  Jf. iXttXtiftifiAiXi J-itKtXtiXttXitXi ff, *f**f* *1*&&&*X**{* *t**\*^"ty  M. A. SMITH & CO.,  Successors to A. X. Smith.  1M������  BAKERS AND CONFECTIONERS  Fresh and Complete Line of Groceries.  Jas. I. Woodrow  "RUTOHER  Retail Dealer in���������  Beei, Pork,  Mutton, Etc,  Fish and Game in Season  Corner Douglas  ting Streets  All orders promptly Ailed. ���������   ,  EBYBM50EB, B.S  PELLEW-HARVEY,  BRYANT & OILMAN  Mining Engineers  and Assayers,  VANCOUVER, B.C.   ^Established 1890  ASSAY WORK OF. ALL DESCRIPTIONS  UNDERTAKEN.  Tcsti made up to 2,000 lbs.  A specialty made of checking Smelter  Pulps.  Samples from the Interior by mail or  exoress promptly attended to.  Correspondence solicited.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  IISSG*''**������������������^  H. W. Edwards,  Taxidermist.  PEER    HEADS,    BIRDS,  MOUNTED.  REVEL 8TOKE,  ANIMALS  B. C  J. Albert Stone ���������   Prop  UNION HOTEL  FIRST CLASS  32   PER  DAY HOUSE  Choloe Brands of Winee, Liquors  and Cigars.  J. LAUCHT0N, Prop.  Klrxt  Street.  WINTER RESORT  Pine Clod Sand Hills of  North Carolina; Pine  Bluff.  Stamp' for  A Two-Cent  Booklet.  'Y.  Wholesale and Retail Dealers  PRIME;  BEEF.     PORK.   MUiTON     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON;  To wear good glasses. To those who havo to work  and feel -that their oyes are continually, aching  from that cause should wear a pair. Tho trouble is  that the majority of people do not know that the  right glasses will give that needed rest.  XVE XV1LE EXAMINE YOUR EYES FREE OF  CHARGE, and if you feel that you are justified in  wearing glasses wo can fit you. A large quantity  always in stock.  WATCHMAKER, =-2  AND OPTICIAN =S  DON'T SUFFER  ANY L0NCER  Save Your  EYES  Free  Examination  J. GUY BARBER,   -   Jeweller, Optician  WM.   FLEMING,  Wholesale & Retail Meat Merchant.  ,    Fish and Game in Season.  First Street,   -   Revelstoke, B. C.  REOPENED  REMODELED  Palace Restaurant  Two Doors  South of the New Imperial  Premises formerly occupied by Union Restaurant. '  Bank  Mrs. McKitrick, Manageress.  Open at all hours.  Meal Tickets issued.  Short Orders tastefully served.  Terms Moderate.  J. B. CRESSMAN   THE ART TAILOR  F. C.ALLEN,  SICCRB'l'AHV  JSOAUD OF TRADE.  ^1������^)^(^^)(^'^l'������^)'^  H^ UNION ~s*8r  Cigar   Factory  REVELSTOKE,   B.C.  TirfS SPACE RESERVED  31.00  to tlie. party cutting tlris out and.  presenting same to the  Advertiser.'  H. A. BROWN,   Prop.  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OUR SPRING SHIPMENTS  are more complete and comprise not only our usual large display  but Novelties in Scotch Suitings, Fancy Vestings and Trouserings  that cannot be seen outside this store in this section. 'It has been  said that the Scotch Tweeds we are showing are  THE ADMIRATION OF ALL  admirers of nice goods. Ladies High Class Custom Tailoring  to order.  J. B. Cressman, Revelstoke  l  ii  4  llgsif^- IS- '  NOTIOE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date . intend to apply to the Chief commissioner of Lands and Works for a special license  to cut and carry away -timber from the following deseribed lands situated on Dudgeon  erceV a tributary of Adams river, Lillooet  disttfet, B.C.  1. Commercing at a post marked * I. jlc-  Clcery's north east corner post," planted at  the north end of Du'tgcotr lake.and on west  Bide uf creek, theuce S'Ui'h 80 chains, thence  vest SO eliains, therrce north 80 chains, thence  ensttju chains to point of commencement.  2. Commencing at a postmarked '-I. McCleery's norlh we.-t corner post," plained at  the north end of,- Dudgeon lake and on cast  bank of creek, tlience south SO chnins, thence  c.st 80 chains, Uicuce north 60 chains, Ihence  west SO chains lo poiirt of commencement.  Dated this 17th day or" March, 1901.  apl 14  I. McCLEERY.  NOTICE.  Notice is liereby given that tliirty days after date  I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special licence to cut arrd  carrj* away timlter from tlio following described  larrds in tire West Kootenay district:  1. Commencing at a post marked "II. G. Parson's south east corner post" and planted at  about one mile nnrtii of tlie Columbia river, back  uf Strawberry Flat, thence north SO eliains, thence  west SO chains, theuce .smith 80 chains, tlience east  80 chains to tlte place of commencement. '  ��������� 2. Commencing at a post marked "II. G. Parson's soutli west corner post" ami planted at  about one niHo north of the bank of tlie Columbia  river, back of Strawberry Flat, tlrerice north SO  chains, thence east 80 chains, tlience south 50  chains, thence west 80 chaiirs to the place of  commencement.  Dated this 24th day of March, loot.  mcliSl II. G. PARSON.  NOTICE  Notice is hereby given that sixty davs after date  I , intend to apply Co the Chief Commissioner of  J������auds aird Works - for permission to purchase  tire following descrihed lands situated on the  North side of Upper Arrow Lake near the mouth  of Columbia Itiver in West Kooteuay District  commencing at a post planted on the north side of  Upper Arrow Lake and orr the East boundary of  Lot 384, Group One, arrd marked T. Kilpatrlck's  soutli west corner post; therrce north 20 chains;  thence east GO chains; tlience south 20 chains;  theuce west or chains to the point of commencement, containing 120 acres more or less.  pated tliis 23rd day of February, 1904.  T. KILPATRICK.  NOTICE.  Notice *.s hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for aspecial license  to cut and carry away timber from the following described lands situated on Dudgeon  creek, a tributary of Adnms river, Lillooet  district. B. C.  1. Commencing at a post marked "L. McCleery's south cast corner post,*' planted nn  thu east bank of Dudgeon creek at foot of Dudgeon lake, thence north SO chains, tlience went  80 chaius. Ihence .'outh SO chains, rhenee east  80 chaiirs to point of commencement.  2. Commencing at a post marked "L. McCleery's south west corner post," planted ou  theeast bank of Dudgeon creek, at foot of Dudgeon lake, Iheuce rrorth SOchaius, th> nee cast  80 chains, thence south SO chains, Ihence west  60 chains to point of commencement.  - Dated this 17th day of March. 1904.  apl 14  I*, McCLEERY.  NOTICE.  Notice is. herehy given tliat thirty daysafter  date I intend to apply to the Cliief Commissioner  of Landsand Works for a Hpeclal licence tocut  and carry away timber from the following described larrds iu the West Kooteimy district:  1. Commencing at a post marked "M. .1. Par-  serfs soutii west corner post" and planted at  about one arrd one-fourth miles from Die mouth of  Hohtielt creek and on the east barrk of said creek,  liienee north 100 chains, theuce cast 40 chains,  theuce south 100 chains, thencu west 40 eliains to  tlie pluce of commencement.  2. Commencing at a post marked "Jl. J. Parson's soutii east C'linerpost" and plantedatabout  ono and one-fourth miles from the mouth of llol-  dich creek ami uu the cast bank of said creek,  theuce north 100 chains, thence west 4(1 chains,  thence soutii 100 chains, therrce cast 40 chains to  the place of commencement.  Dated this 25th day of March, 1004.  mcliSl M.J. PAHSON.  NOTICE.  Notice Is herebv given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commts-  sioner ol Lauds and Works for a special license  to cut and carry awav timber from the rollow-  iirg described lauds sliuated on Dudgeon  creek, a tributary of Adams river, Lillooet  district, B. C.  1. Commencing at a post marked ' N. McCleery's north weslcoruer post," planted on  the west bank of Dudgeon "creek, about two  utiles norlh irom Dudgeon lake, thence south  80 chains, thence east H) chains, tlience nortli  80 chains, thence west 80 chains to puint of  commencement, v. ...;  2. Commencing at a post marked "N. McCleery's northeast corner post," planted ou the  west bank of Dudgeon creek about two miles  north from Dudgeon lake, - thence so th SO  chaius, theuce west SO chains, thenee north SO  chains, thence east So chains to point of com-,  mencement. ���������  " Dated this 18th day of March, .901. ..-���������-,.���������  apl 14 .".f N.McCIEERY  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby giverr tlrat 60 days after date I  will apply to the (hief Conimissioner of Lands  and Works for a special licence to cut and cnrry  away timber from tho following described larrds:  Commencing at W. Sutherland's south east post  situate on the west hank of the north fork of  Fastall Creek, thenee north 100 chains, thence  west 40 chains, theuce south 100 eliains, thence  cast 40 cliuins to tlie point of commencement.  And  Commencing at W. Sutherland's south west corner post, situate about one quarter of a mile rrorth  west from the south west corner of Lot S71, thence  soutii 80 chains, thence cast SO chains, therrce  nortli SO chaiirs, thence west 80 chains to thc  point of commencement.  Dated 15th March, 1004. .  W, SUTHEKLAND.  NOTICE,  NOTICE.  Notice is herehy given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to tire Chief Commissioner  of Lands aud Works fora special licence to cut and  carryaway timher from the following described  lands iu the West Kootenay district:  '1. Commencing at a post marked"D. Woolsey's  soutlr west comer post" und planted at about one  mile north of tliu Columbia river at P. Peterson's  soutlr east comer, thetice nortli 80 chains, tlience  cast SO chains, tlience soutii 80 chains, therrce west  80 chaiirs to the place of commencement.  2. Commencing at a post marked "D. Woolsey's  soutii east corner post" and planted at about one  mile north of tho Columbia river at P. Peterson's  soutli east corner, thence north 80 chaiirs, tlrence  west SO chains,. thence south SO chaius, thence  east 80 chains to tire place of c-rmnenccment.  Dated this 23rd day of March, 1904.  inch31 D. WOCXSEY.  Notice is hereby given that two months after  ic publication of tins notice I intend to apply  the Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works for  ���������--/". -..':,. . NOTICE.,;, >;?������������������  Notice Is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the Chref Commissionerof l-auds and Works for a special license  to cutand carry away timber from the followine described lands siluatcd on Dudgeon  creek, a ti ibutarv of Adams river, Lillooet district. B.C.      :'      ������������������  1. Commencing at a postmarked "R. Mo-  Cleerv's south west?corner post," planted on  the west bank of Dudgeon creek, about twit  miles north from Dudgeon lake, thence north  160 chains, theuce east 40 chains, thence soutii  160 chains, theuce west 40 chains to point of  commencement.  " 2. Commencing at: a post marked "I!. Mc"  'Cleery's south east corner post," planted on  the west bank of Dudgeon creek, about two  miles north from Dudgeon lake, tbence north  80 chains, thence west SO chains, thence south  80 chains, thence east SO chains to point of  commencement.  Dated Ibis 18th day of March, 1904.  apl 14  R. McCLEERY.  notice.;.  Notice is hereby given that thirty, days after  date I intend to apply to the Cliief Commissioner  "of Lands,* Works for aspecial licence to cutand  .carry away..tirnber from the - following described  lauds iu the West Kootenay district:    _ ." . .  .1.. Commencing at a post marked "JI. Miller's  northeast corner post,"and planted at west bank  of Canoe riter, about half a mile above mouth of  Boulder cieek, therrce west 80 chains, therrce soutlr  SO chains, theuce east SO chains, theneo nortli 40  chain? to the plaeu of commencement.  Dated this 17th day of Marcli, 1904.  2. Commencing at a post marked "M. Miller's  noitli cask corner post," and planted at west bank  of Canoe river, about half a mile below mouth of  Boulder creek, thence west 80 chains, thence soutli  bO chains, therrce east 80 chains, theneo north 80  chains to the place of commencement.  Dated this 21st day of March, 1904.  apl-7 M. MILLER.  fiermission to purchase the following described  amis situate on the nortli side of Upper Arrow  Lake, in West Kootenay district:  Commencing at a post planted near the Indian  graveyard, about half a mile east of the Canadian  Pacinc Railway Company's station at Arrowhead  and marked "Jas. H. Nelson's north westcorner,"  thence east 80 chains, .thence south .to the short  line of Arrow lake, 20 chains more or less; thence  west along the shore line SO chains more or less,  thence north 20 chains more or. less to the point of  commencement.  Dated tlris 15th day of January, 1904. *  JAS. H. NELSON.  NOTiCE.  Notice is liereby given that the undersigned  have submitted to the Lieutenant Governor in  Council-a proposal-under' the ?provisions of the  Rivers and Streams .Act for tlie clearing and removing of obstructions from .Fish'Creek a creek  emptying into tiie North East. Arm of Arrow Lake  in the Drstrict of .West Kootenay and for making  the same tit for rafting and driving therein logs,  timher, lumber, rafts and crafts.   .::  The lands to be .affected by said works are all  thelands-on either side of the said Fish Creek  whicli belong to the Province of British Columbia  and the Dominion of Canada excepting tire following w Irich the said Govei niuents or one of tlrem  have sold to or permitted to be occupied by tire  follow ing persons :  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date 1 intend to apply   to Hie  Chief * omrnis-  'sioner of Lands and Works for a special license  ������������������ to out and carry away timber from the lollowing'. described   lands  situated   on    Dudgeon  ' creek",-a'tributary of Adams river, Lillooet dis-  - trict, ���������B.:C.j/:,,.A:/:/ii///i  1"-'Commencing at?a post marked "F. McCleery's north "east corner post." planted ou  tbe east7bank  of Dudgeon creek, about  four  ��������� miles northfrora Dudgeon- lake, thence soutii  - 81 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence north  80 chains, thence east 80 chains to pointof  commencement.  2. Commencing at a post marked "F. MCr  Cleery's south cast corner post," planted oc  thc east side of Dudgeon ereek, about four  miles north from Dudgeon lake, thenee north  - 80 chains, thence west 80 tchains, thenee south  80 chains, thenee east 40 chains to poiut of  commencement.  Dated this 18tb dayof March, 1904.  F. McCLEERY  apl 14.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  "date I Intend to apply to the Chief Conimissioner of Lands and \\ orks for a special license  to cut and carry awaytimber from the following described lands situated on Dudgeon  creek, a tributary of Adams river, Lillooet dis-  Commencing ata post marked "E.McClcery's  ���������outh wost corner post,'.'? planted on the east  bank of Dudgeon creek, about four miles north  (torn Dudgeon lake, thence north ������160 chains,  tbence east 40 cbains. theuce south 100 chains,  thence west 40 chains to piintof commencement.  Dated thla 18tb day of March, 1904,  NOTICE.  - Notice is liereby given that thirty Cays after  date I intend to apply to the Cliief Commissioner  of Lands & Works for a special licenco to cut and  carry away timber from the following described  lands in tlie West Kootenay district:  1. Commencing at a post marked "Ole Sand  beig's not th east corner post," and planted at east  bank of Canoe 'river, about seven rrriles above  mouth of Glacier creek, tlience west 80 chains,  tlience south SO chains, theuce. east SO chains,'  theuce nortli SO chains to thc place of commencement.  2. Commencing at a post marked "Ole Sand-  berg's uorth cast corner post," and planted at west  side of Canoe river, about eight miles above mouth  of Glacier creek, .tlience west So cliuins, thence  soutii 80 chains, theuce east EO chains, thence  ninth SO chaiirs to the place of commencement.  Dated this 19th day of March, 1904.'  apl-7  OLE SANDBERG.  aplU  E, McCLEFRY,  NOTICE.  Notice is herebv given that thirty days after  date I intend to ap'ply to ttre Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works for a special licence to cut  and carryaway timber from Section 27, Township  *, in Big Bend, West Kootenay.  Dated this 25tb day of Marcli, 1904.  apl U :'.  ft, T.KDWARDSJ  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that tliirty days-nfter  "date*I~intend~ tb^nrake-applicntion^tn- the Cliief -  Commissioner of Lands and Works fora special  licence to cut and carry away timber from the  following described lands in the West Kootenay  district!  Commencing at a post planted on the west liank  of Columbia river at the mouth of Maloney creek.  Big Bend, and marked "it. T. KUbwiIs' south east  corner post," theneo west 40 chains, thence north  180 chains, thence east 40 chains, therrce soutii ISO  chains to the place of commencement. Containing  640 acres. - -���������'  Dated this 24th dayof March, 1904.  ftpl 14 N.T.EDWARDS.  NOTICE.  Notice is heroby given that thirty da>s after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands arrd Works tor a special licence to cut and  carry away timber from the following described  lands in tlte West Kuotenay district:  1. Commencing at a post maiked "A. Cato's  soutii west corrrer post," ami planted ct east bank  of Canoe river, about four miles above mouth of  Glacier creek, theuce cast SU chaius, thence north  SO chains, thence west 80 drains, tlrence soutlr SO  chains to tire place of commencement.  2."'OoijrrriL'jicirry' nt- a post marked "A.'Cato's  south west coiner post,*' ami plarrted at cast bank  of Canoe liver, about live miles above mouth of  Glacier creek, therrce east SO chains, thence north  80 chains, thence west SO chains, thence soutii SO  chains to the place of commencement.  Dated this 18th day of March, 1904.  apl-7 A. CATC-  No. of Lot or  Name of owner or occupant.  Pre-emption.  Loi 299, Group One  A. McRae & J. M. Kellie  " 430         "  D. A. Larney  "  501           "  George Lux  " 502           "  J. W. Thomson  "  50.1           "  P. D. Lux  "  504           "  A. Hannill  *' 3500         "  I'. Merrhinick  *' 3498         "  R. F. Perry  Pie-einptionNo.  27  James Sirell  "     80  John D. McDonald  "     .        "    113  J. Burbitlgo  "   117  C. R. McKav  -       .<             o ��������� 128  George Bourgeois  ".            "   123  E. J. Branford  *'    129  A. Boudereau  "             "    140  J. W. McAbee  -"             "    146  '      A. D. McKay  "             "    14S  W. S. Doirr  11. 11. Holland  ,      "             "    150  ��������� ' "             "    152  Thomas Boyter  "             "    153  G.H. Wears & A.H.Turncr  "           , ". 154  .  R. R. Shields  "   155  Clarence McDowell   168  .     J. A. R. Tobirr  .���������  "             "   159  II. Porrrer -  i'   100  D. Orr          -    '  "    -        "    1(59  A. Gowlng & A.G.Froser  . M. B. McCallum  "             ".   175  -     "             "   170  II. G. Christie   .  The rate of tolls proposed to he charged are  such as may be fixed by the Judge of the County  Court of Kootenay.  Dated March 9th: 1904.  EMPIRE LUMBER COMPANY, LIMITED.  mc31-9fc  NOTICE.  WoWee (��������� hereby-given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to tiip C'llef Commissioner  of Lands and Works fpr a������special licence to cut  and carry away timber from.the following described lands in the West Kootenay district: .  ' Commencing at apost marked "Ada Edwards  ���������outlr east corner," planted one-half mile up Maloney crook,'Big Bend, tlrence west 40 chains,  thence north ISO chains,' tlrerice east' 40 chains,  theneo south "UW chains to place of commencement.   Containing ������4" acres... .*-,.  pated this B4th day of March, IBM.  apl 14  jtf)A UPWARDS.  - ������������������--���������*��������� NOTICE,  Notlce'ls hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works for a special licence to cut ami  ��������� carry away timber from tlie following described  lands in tho West Kootenay district:! ,-���������-.-=.���������.  Commencing at a post planted orr the west bank  : of Columbia river, three miles north of Maloney  creek and marked "A. Payne's north east corner,"  thenca west 80 chains, thence south 80 chains,  tlrence east 80 chains, thence north 80 chains to  place of commencement.   Containing 040 acres.  ���������:.   Dated this 24tti day of Murcli, 1004..  'jpl'14 '/[.[-A. PAYNE.  NOTICE.  Notice is herebv given that thirty days after date  I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  LaiKts ai|d Works for. a special licence to eut arrd  carry away tirjlber from*the following described  land* in tlie West KootontV; district; - * -  1. Commencing at a post marked ''J, Sutherf  laud's north east comer post," and planted at west  bank of Canoe river,? about three miles above  mouth of Glacier creek,.'tlrence?-west SO-chains,  theneo soutii 80 ehuins,? tlience east SO chains,  tlience north 80 chains to the place of commencement.' ,",;' '-'  2. Commencing at a post'marked "J. Sutherland's north east corner post," and planted at east  bank of Canoe river, nbout four iniles above mouth  of Glacier creek, tlience west 80 chains, thence  southlSO^ chains, ^theiiea.east 80_clialMi-tlience.  mirth SO chains to the place of commencement.  Dated this 18th dayof -Match, 1904.  apl-7 : J- SUTHERLAND.  NOTICE.  Notico is hereby given tlrat thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands ami Works for a special licence to cut and  carry away timber from the following described  lands in the West Kootenay district:  1. Commencing at a post marked "J. Burke's  south west corrrer post," and planted at east bank  of Canoe river,'about six lrrileH above mouth of  Glacier creek, thence east 80 chains, thence north  80 chains, thence west 80 chains, tlience soutli 80  chains to the pluce of commencement. , ^  Dated this 18th day of March, 1904.  2. Commencing at a post marked "J. Burke's  soutl] )vent corner post," ami plarrted at east bank-  of Canoe riyef abpi't seven' miles above mouth of  Glacier creek, thehcb east 80 cjiains, tlience north  80 chains, thence west 80 chains,' thence soutlr 80  chains to the place of commencement.  Dated this 19th day of March, 1904.  NOTICE.  Xotice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to tlie Chief Courni'issiouer  of Larrds aud Works for a special licence to cut and  carry away timber from the following described  lands in the West Kooteuay district;" - -    -  Commencing nt a post marked "M. Sutherland's  south west comer p >st," and planted at east bank  of Canoe river about three iniles above mouth of  Glacier creek, thence east 80 drains, thence north  80 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence south 80  chains to the place of commencement.  Dated this 18th day of March, 1904.  apl-7 MARGARET SUTHERLAND.  apl-7  J. BURKE.  NOTICE,    s  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for a special licence to cut and  carry away timlter from the following described  lands iir the West Kootenay district:  ': 1. .Commencing at a post? marked "Mrs! J.  Burke's northwest corrrer: post," and planted at  west bank of Canoe river and at foot of Grove's  rapi(b), thence south SO chains, thence east 80  chains, thence north SO chains, thence nest .80  chains to the place of commencement.  Dated this 19th day of March, 1904.  ==2.~Commc"nclrtjftft~a=^sts^  Burke's north east comer post," and planted at  west bank of Canoe river ond about half a mile  abqve Grove's rapids, thence west 80 chains.thence  south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  north 80 chains to the place of commencement.  Dated this 20th day of March, 1904. .   .'  ees������**********aaaaaaaa****aaa*������*a ,aaaaaaa********aaa.aaa*���������������������������������������������������*���������������������������  apl-;  MRS. J. BUUKE.  NOTICE.  Notice is-hereby given that thirty daysafter  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works for a special licence to cut  and carry away timber from the following described lands in the West Kootenay district:  Commencing at a post marked "James Anderson's north east corner, post," thenee soutli 40  chains, thence west 100 chains, tlrence north 40  chains, thence east 1C0 chains to place of commencement, .  pated this 24th (lay of March, 1004.  apl-7 .-..������������������'   JAMES ANDERSON.  NOTICE,  Notice Is hereby given tliat thirty days nfter  Jate I Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner  ' of I.ands and Works for a special licence to cut  arrd cnrry away timber from tiro following described lands ln the West Kootenay district:  Connnoncing at a post planted on thu west  bank of Columbia river, aliout throe and onc-luilf  miles soutli of Jordan creek, Big Bend, and marked  "Kmma Payne's south east corner." therrce west  80 chains, tlrence north 80 chains, theneo east 80  chains, thence south So chains to place of commencement.   Containing 04o acres.  Dated this 24tb day uf March, 19o4.  NOTICE. :..  Noticg is Ijsreby given that thfrty days after  dato I intend to niijilwto t)lre- Chlef'Commiftsloner  of Lands arid Works for a special licence t)o cut and  carry away timber .from .the following, described  lands In the West Kootenay district: _,  . 1. Commencing at a? post marked "L. Burke's  rrorth east corner post," * and . planted at west side  of i arroe river about Ave mrles above mouth of  Glacier ereek, tlrence west 80 chains, therrce south  80 chains, tlrence "east 80 chains, tlrence north So  .chains to the place of commencement.  2. Commencing at a pnst"marked "L. Burke's  nnrtii east corner post," and planted at cast bank  of Canoe river, about six miles above mouth of  Glacier creek, theneo west 80 chains, tlrence soutii  80 chains, tlience east 80 chains, tbence north SO  chalnil to the place of commencement.   '  Dated H)Isl8tb (lay of March, 1904.  ���������*l>>'"' '.:'-.*   -.-  I, BURKE!,  WANTED  apl u  KMMA PAYNE  Contractors wanted ta wator logs hy  BIO BEND LUMBER CO., LTD.,  Arrowhead, B..C.  NOTICE^  Notice is hereby given that thirty ;days after  date I intend to apply t?o the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works (or a special licence to cut and  carry away timlter from the following described  lands in the West Kootenay district:  ������������������ Commencing at a post marked "Margaret Sutherland's south east corner post," and planted at  nortb bank of Columbia river about half a mile  above moutb of Carnes creek, thence west 80  chains, thence'north 80 chains, theuce? east 80  chains, thence soutlr 80 chains to the place of  commencement.,  Dated this 25th ilay of March, 1904.  apl-7 -MARGARET SUTHERLAND.  NOTICE,  Notice ia hereby given that tliirty days after  date I intend to apply to the Cliief Commissioner  of Lands and Works for a special licence to cut  and carrv away timlter from the following described  lands in the West Kootenay distrrct:  Commencing at a post marked "E. 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In no brunch of cookery is know-  h.'.'go ot tliu light way irrnri! essential than in Una whu)i linn to do  with making rhr family l.e*.oruges.  Viwhout this knowledge, the* cup  that cheers I-ecoiiics in its wuko in-  Cijjff.linn  and  ittien.'nnl  ills.  'i'o make mi tv of tt really good cup  cf col'.ee. oi.u wusl have some lntel-  ii^era notion of the lienn itself. In  commerce, tlie lollowing varieties are  commonly handled and pa. ticularly  distinguished from each other :  Mocha coilee, which comes from Arabia and is known Iiy ils small gray  beans, inclining to a greenish lingo;  .iiiVii or Kast Indian coffee,  l.v ge. yeilow beai.s: .'Jamaica cofiee,  tvith Ittttns somewhat smaller and  {tree, i.vh; Bourbon cnli'oo, -with yellow and almost whitish beans, and  St.rinam coffee, which lias the largest beans. Epicurean tatse. perfe.s  Mo;ha and Java, usually a mixture  of the two in tie proportion of orm-  tl.i'd of tic former lo two-thirds of  the- latter, after having roasted each  kind  sepa ntely.  The g.oal demand for coffee has led  to  the employment  of  various cheaper  ar ti Ies  ns  substitutes,       notably |  chi. ory.    But  all   lack   the  most    iur-,  portarrt      constituent       of   tho   coffee |  ho.'.n,  which  is  cal'ioine.    'Tis  to    tlio  pre-cr.ce   of   this   substance,   together  with   a     volatile oil, developed     by  roasting, and astringent acids, called  cnPft-ie aflJs,   that coffeo owes its exhilarating     and rcfeshing properties,  and  its power  to allay  hunger-   ami  c'iiiiii.h      tho  wear  aud  waste  of the  body.  SECRET IN ROASTINU.  As much ot tho flavor and aroma  of tho coffee bean is developed by  roasting, it follows that this process is ore of import. Unfortunately  homo roasted coffee is almost a  thing of the past, and in this may  be found tho secret of many a cup  of'Indifferent codec, for to.be prime  tho bean must bo freshly roasted, a  virtue tho i eady-roa*jted brands  rarely possess, but which is well  worth the littlo extra labor it Involves. To roast cofico properly, thc  beans must be first picked over, then  washed in clear water and thoroughly dried in a slow oven. The heat  must then be increased and the  roasting accomplished rapidly. Stir  frequently with a wooden spatula.  When of a light brown color and the  bean- becomes brittle, take at ��������������������������� onco  from tire oven  When the roasting is continued beyond this stage there is always more  or less charring, which destroyes the  flavor of tho drink. Some cooks stir  a lump' of v sweet butter into tlie  coffee at tho moment it conies from  the oven. Others recommend stirring  in a beaten egg when tlie coffee is  sufficiently cooled, thus removing the  necessity for further clarifying. Keep  roasted coffee in an airtight vessel  of tin or earthenware.  Even after one has obtained beans  of the desired aroma and properly  roasted the same, it yet remains to  arquiro the art of making a wholesome nr.d savory infusion. A skilled  cook can make.a fairly good cup of  coffee from a cheap grade; the ignorant cook .will convert the choicest  bean into an insipid and 'dreggy  liquid whicli can ho dignified by no  name,  though  to  them  it  STANDS FOH COFFEE.  health's sake, drink clear coffee, hut  most of us hositato to forego the  delights of tlio palate when no hurtful effects, apparently, result from  indulgence. In lieu of cream, the  housewife will iind a welcome substitute in  hot milk.  IMPROVEMENT OF STOCK.  To tho farmer who has hi.s land  in good' corrdition to furnish what  is necessary for tho proper caro of  live stock, and has become convinced  DOMESTIC   RECIPES.  Uice and Eggs���������Heat cold boiled  rice, add little witter, beat in 'J soft  boiled eggs, and servo hot, wilh  grated ciieese over  tho top.  Chicken Pic���������Cook, a chicken ton- , ,  dor; remove the largo bones and I thu,t ,l w������"m be to his advantage to  place it in a baking riith or a small AhaMe. a start in the Work, the next  milk pan. Tl.i.ken the gravy with I ".uestion rs. how shall I begin? This  llour, season wilh salt and popper, |looks hi<o nn easy question to an-  pour over thc chickens ami set aside'��������� swer������ l,ut- it is not, as it must be  till cold. Make sorrre baking- powder ' settled with due regard to his linanci-  biscuit and drop the bi.*-*euits close a.' standing and other circumstances  together upon the chicken. Hake connected with his surroundings. If  till the biscuits are done aud send lo ho does not have capital to buy  the table piping hot. good  stock,  he  at  least  has  time  to  Baking    Powder Biscuit.���������Tako     a grow  it.  so  thut  he  must  determine  quart of flour and sift it; mix thor-   which  ho  shall  depend  upon  most  in  oughly with the flour one teaspoonful of suit and two very heaping  having teaspoonfuls of baking powder: add  a little over one-half tcacupful of  butter until  the butler is roiluced to  his work. If he decides in favor of  time he will, as a rule, find it the  safest plan, as very few men can go  into the market with a sum of money, purchase freely iu anv line of  grains us line, as oatmeal. Stir into stack, and feol entirely satisfied with  these ingredients enough cold, milk the -result.. We have seen a good  to make a soft dough; add enough ,ua hu,(ls Md flocks starU.d in t,lat  flour to enable you to roll out and. raanil0r; and manv proved ��������� failures.  cut into biscuits. Handle the mat- Those that did not "were saved by  e.ial as little and as quickly as pos-  cHnn|,jng thcir ljm;ding stock      after  they  had  learned, to  buy  what  tliey  and Boon becomes worthless. Tho  kind of stock a farmer keeps is therefore a pretty good tndeff of tho kind  of farming ho la  doing.  FERTILITY OF ORCHARDS.  From an article on fruit growing  by ,a correspondent, we take tho following remarks on the necessity of  keeping up the fertility of the soil in  orchards:  ���������'We havo often hoard tho question  asked us to  what would  be tho best  fertilizer for orchards, and I know I London Bridge Railway Station  many cases the answer has been I -stand back, there!" shouted a  brains. Now in tho use ot brains !porter who was whcoling something  as a fertilizer I think we would iind j bulk and hoavy toWards the barrier!  something  more expensive  than com- |    vk.rco  ..stoo(, buck .. a|)d thftt  | The Great  | Gold   Robbery  ���������^I*������H^^">-M-I">H������H^'*������:"W������I'4"  One lovoly night in Juno, just upon half a century ago, an out at  elbow betting-tout, "Hill" Pierce by  name,    was lounging listlessly about  lnercinl fertilizer, as wo call it.    Ono  moment his eyo caught sight of    the  train slowed -.tp outside Folkstono, Iio  was apparently as far from his object as over.  Several thuea this was repeated.  Agar meanwhile filing at tho keys  both at his own house aird dtrring tho  journey. Ho made, too, several dup-  licatc keys, and fried theso also in  varying fashion urrder a powerful  magnifying  glass.  And at la.st there came a time whon  his patienco and industry were ro*  warded.  Forewarned, as usual, by Tester*  that bullion wns travelling by a  particular train, and by Burgess that  it Would bo placed in this vun, Agar  slipped   iu  onco  again.  Tho first key    he tried failed,      the  cannot make a free use of then* brains  o)ijuct thu IU      ,,  d j    charK0. oTt Wus second likewise,-liut the third, a new  iu studying out what they shall u:;o.   a    huge  bax  The soil and the plant food  it    c<"*>-j jjiassivu.  tains are something like a bank.   So j    iji|le     tout's  long as your  deposit  is good  checks     aro   honored,   arrd  your deposit    tho botto  iron-bound     and  vory  quick    curiosity    was  Wo can seo from this that the soil is  a kind bf storehouse for plant food  to bo taken up and used b.v our  crops.     Tho  soil whero wo  grow  our  " ?������m . y"U'!nrolls*JU* ������liul* turning to another of  tnd the larger jt)l0 company's employes, ho irrquirod  ���������r your credit.   the lmtl���������.u ot thu COIltonts,  "Gold," replied the individual addressed.  ������������������Cam," answered Pierce. "Who're  yo get.tin' at?'  tihle, and bake in a quick oven.  Savory Stew.���������Cut salt pork    into  trees has boen mostly doribod from Whereupon the other, indignant at  tho breaking down of the rocks, and his word boJng. doubted, proceeded to  although there is an immense amount !t.X!,iai��������� that the box did really con-  of plant food there, very fow soils ; tuln thG l)rccious nletaI in ouestion.  contain in available form food more * and that it was boil ^^ from Lon.  than    enough to la.st two or     three   dou to' paris *  years and give maximum crops.   Thej    *<\Vo often carry as much as ������100,-  000  and  ������1*30,000  at  a  time,"      ho.  thing for* us to do is to learn     how  rather -mall  Pieces and  cook in wa-Wm,ted and not whal ^o, othor man'! to get the most food' out of this soil   concluded, "and never a penny of it's  starts in slowly, and studies tho busi  and season with  pepper,  taking care . ���������       ., .     ,._,  it  is  not  too salt,  and  add  a  little   nJ���������   *&���������t������Uy:   "wro   w   little   (latiger  or  1 *ss and good opportunities      tor  doing  A PROFITABLE BUSINESS.  If the farmer has some ordinary  native, or unimproved female stock  on h nd,  progress     is comparatively  milk.   Have ready some baking pow  dor biscuit arranged on a largo platter* and   pour  the  stow  over      them.  Garnb.'h  with  hard-boiled egs'S      and  sprigs of parsley.  (linger  Doughnuts.���������Two  eggs,  ono  cup molasses, half cup brown sugar, ��������� . ���������  4   tablespoons  melted  butter,      flour   3;lsy  and  "ot  at  a11. oxponsive   when  enough   to make a soft  dough,    one1  the returns arc consihered.      He pur-  salts>i>oon eaih of ginger, cloves, cin--'chases or uses thc improved sires  namon and salt, 1 teaspoon bakiig owned by his neighbors of thc par-  soda. Roll the dough one inch thick' ticular breed he. thinks most suitable  and cut into small circles or rings. : for his purposes. Having made tho  Drop the cakes into smoking hot fat first cross he should stick to tho  and  fry   to   light brown;   drain     and , same breed, selecting each  timo somo  an   ii0sn ]OS(., jn transit vot  ample supply.    You have many times   careful."  been    told     what    kind   of  food  our j    "Oh1-  W'o'ro    too  roll  them in powdered sugar  still  warm.  while ��������� of  tho  best     females   to   add   to   his  CAUGHT ON THE SIDI  Camphor   has    the reputation  flock or herd, and replace others that  are not up to his stano'ard.    If sires  are  carefully    choson each  succeeding  I cross will show an improvement, and  of; by the timo he has females with four  keeping     away    moths,   but     should   straight     crosses     of   au     improved  never  be  used  near  scals-Mns.. as    it  breed, he hos animals that are practi-  causos this particular fur to   change ; Ca!lv  as  useful to  the  farmer  as     if  color, producing streaks of gray and | thoy were pure bred.    His added cost  yellow. .... .     ito   secure     such     animals,   compared  .Pie.crust made of rich cream      in-'w:tht,,0     unimproved  stock      would  ni*'lst*        '      ,V,ll'-10.thUrta"yl^ocl5'.B:havo  cost  him,  would  he  in  a  little  ges ion. .  . i better feeding, the cost for use of im-  f���������������ir rf^irfn   would*' "���������o.lj.rbvod  sires,  and better shelter than  milk. mo:o freely if it was not gei.or-! .      ,������������������-.,        ��������� . ,      .     , rr*i.-  ally skimmed before it comes  to  the-i,s  ""fl"*  S1���������1  8crub  stock*      lh,s  | would  only  bo  a  small  part  of     thc  benefit? he would receive from tho im-  Ricc is-one of the best foods   .1ori'���������K"yA!\Z".'-���������-l       ,.,.     .  people with impaired  digestion.  Few  Provement- he had made.    Whethe  care   for it    the  wav  it is     usually   -mi-.rovement  had :becn   mado   in  r the  plants need. Chemists have told us  we want somo potash, phosphoric acid ond nitrogen, and of courso all  of these are required. We find, however, something moro than this in  the sail, nnd the fruit grower calls  it humus.  .   THE  NAME  HUMUS  has been  applied to  decayirrg plants,  either, plants   grown  upon   the      soil  that havo died and been allowed    to  remain  there,  or where we  have   ap- .  plied manure to tho soil, aud in manv!my  nl^t.os,   wouId,    ha    don';  il  lon������  cases you  will   find  it  is  the  Lack  of i"BA������*     "������ km;w, al1 about lfc*-  humus that reduces the vield  of our I    And AK"r lfttt  him.  nnd so������n htter  tress.    This humus tends to make tho :wcnt  \������  America,   whore  he  was due  said rierco; and ho walked  away. But from that moment his  mind was mado up. . Some day he-  would have some of that gold.  He brooded over the matter for  several months, aird eventually, realizing that he could do nothing single-handed, he went to a friend of his  named Agar, a professional thiof.  But tho latter laughed long ond  loudly.  "t^et out, you looney; tho thing  can't  ho   done.     If  it   could   mo   and  This  rebuff,  so  far  from  discouraging Pierce, only spurred him to greater exertions.     Ho got a job as clerk  ! to   a     well-known   bookmaker,      and  soil  spongy-like   and    prevents      loss   to engineer a big.bank robbery.  of  plant  food.     I  presume  that      in  most cases the amount of plant food  that is actually lost in thc soil is in  excess of what is used by the plants, . ....  and in maintaining this fertility    wo  SP������"' ������lory pe,my ������.f  h,s ���������r''l'lK8 m  want to be able in tho first place to .th? furtherance of his pet scheme.  hold ami save from loss this      largo'    In the  c������urse  of his business,  too,  amount of plant food.    It is really-a;ho  hi^iiigccl     to  scraiw   acquaintance  matter    of    dollars    and cents.     The j  chemist, figures out what these     mo- t  torials  arc  worth  and  will  say:      If >  yorr can savo a pound of potash it  is worth five cents, and every pound  of nitrogen you can save is worth  twelve cents, and five cents more for  tho phosphoric acid.    The first thing,  cat- I '���������'*'!n*  ,s  to  carry     out the idea      of  ' Prof. Waite in keeping up this supply  served,   a sodden,* blue-tinged     mer-v.   i]o-' sheep  or  hogs  the  results would .-     ���������-    ���������  Cooked quickly,  without sll ring,    it -''be  cquolly  good,.:': JTcanwhile   he   had ! of humus by growrng cover crops and  should  be    white,  light,  ciuh     gi   separate,   and  forms' a  basis   for     al stock, making tho best selections forj|1^,���������-i  ono only finished the evening before,  fitted beautifully. The massive door  swung back, and the gold-filled boxeu  were ready at his  hand.  With tho aid of a jemmy.and wedges ho had brought witli him, ho  quickly had them open, and that  without leaving.any external mark  or injury upon theni. Cold CJold to  what ho judged to bc the weight of  tho shot was abstracted. Tho boxes  were then refastened and resealed,  lho safe relocked, and the great robbery that had houn-.maturing for so  many years was an accomplished  fact. .  At Boulogne the thoft was discovered.  ���������������������������     ������    - '"���������������������������  Tho boxes .wero found not to weigh  exactly what thoy ought to havo  dono. The French authorities, consequently, refused to sign them. And,  on being opened, the whole businesn  came to light.  Instantly tho telegraph was set.  working frantically. But in vain.  The two pi'ineirral conspirators wore  by that time safoly back in London  with  their plunder.  The first division wa.s made the  next day. According to Agar, ho  had secured about ������2,500 in coined  gold; nnd of this, hc, Pierco and Tester took ������000 apiece, the remaining  ������700 going to  Burgess.    The rest of  IK IEEEY OLD ENGLAND  HEWS   BY J1A1I.   ABOUT   JOSH  .     BULX AND HIS PEOPLE.  Occurrences     In   ths     Land   That  Beigna Supreme in the Commercial World.  Harry     Wignall.     a Batloy,  Yorks,  boy, was sent to a reformatory     for  11 vo years for stealing eightpenco from  an automntic meter.  Falling brickwork buried a man  who was working on tho foundations  of Friary brewery, Guildford. Death'  ensued ns the man was being takon  to tho hospital.  David Dolling, n London lad, wording as a newspaper messenger at  Llanolly, died from" Injuries sustained  by falling 80 feet into tho Furnaco  stone quurrv.  Dover guardians havo approved a  scheme for treating bona fide working men who seek tho shelter of tho  casual ward differently from tho ordinary tramp.  It has been announced that next  summer thu seaside express trains of  tho Great Eastern Railway will make  tho journey between London and Yarmouth in two and a half hours.  Mr. Philip Smith, who has been appointed principal clerk of tho Vote  Office of tho House of Commons, is  part author with Mr. Arnold Wright  of '���������Parliament. Past and Present."  Towards the restoration of the parish church of Groyne, near' Rochester  '-which is used by the Royal Artillery stationed at neighboring forts���������  thp War Ofllce has decided to give  ������.rt00.  Aid. Dr. Crosby considers the Saturday half-holio'ay a curse to working people���������so he said at thc London  Guildhall when a number of thorn  wore brought beforo him for d'runken-  uos������.  For tho International dross exhibition to ho held in the spring nt iho  Crystal Palace a loan collection, including thn peasant costumes of near-  tho    booty  was  in     the  form  of bar  ly every European  nation,  is to    ho  gold, and this Pierce and Agar start  ed to melt down,  taking a house for  tho purpose at Kilburn.  Kow,  Agar had a sweetheart, natn-  organizorl..  To revenge himself .upon " his wife,  with whom ho had quarrelled, a  Northampton shoo operative broke up  od Fanny Kay, who frequently visit-: his furniture and sot fire to the  ed him. She found hersoir free of house. He was sent to jail for a  everv room in thc houso, save      ono,  month.  During tho past year, says the Autocar, tho number of accidents in this  country resulting from the uncertain'  behaviour of horses was 3,773, ensu-  ernin   'earned the business of caring for the j turning them under, or applying ma- , ,vu���������,...     thn  ,���������,,,,,.���������   ...������������������   .,.������������������  8 stock   inakimr' tho best selections for ' ni-re'������'     Tho   >*est   soils   will   run  out; J3.011     "j1010   , thP   b"10"   ������"S   tian-  is tocrv   inaKing tne  Desist, il eti oris ror , ������������������.,���������,���������    f ������������������,Hvntion   t,.,, | shipped from train to steamer-  good  many  toothsome   disil.os. j carrying on     the     work  of   improve- , alt'r "���������"IT Periods of cultivation,   rhe ,    Th  Instead  of puttirg   Uie  plates   that : ment.     and  at a     minimum  of cost. ; ground is, during the greater part of |  three  plotted  and  planned���������  are covcrod  with  egg into  hot (Uhh-jThis is    the safest  plan for tho new I the yeai\  bare^and  ^posed  to^   t^0, liable  tasl^Pierco' had ^ot" himself!  arrested,   tried,  and  sentenced to  water,   thus  cooking  it  ou,   lihso-   it'! beginner, and "substitutes time, which } r&u.o und tho rains have washed out  off'with' cold  or  tepid  water  first,     j he has.  for money that ho does   notith'9  plant  food.     Thc  best crop  rec-  A   wornout  pan .itnerted   over    the ? havo.     He does not run   in  debt  and j ommended for this cover crop is oats,  The dan-er is ' sow.,  about  the  first  of  August  and , arrangements    in  force for the     ,  ine uan���������er *s   *;������������������ n.,,���������   custody of the gold consignments  thn j.hnvo to pav  interest.  not  persistently follow .plowed under early in the spring. Tho  j next,  best   is   Crunsun   clover,      sown |  goli  The boxes    containing  the  wero,     it   appearc  about the same time,  but the      -^^ ,  , .        . . .,-  1    i  is expensive,  and  in  our country     it ��������� ������������o l\^tingV^J^l^/ fronf London..! complices in tho by this time      woll- J a railway gate-keeper named Thomp-  flalirons    whilo     heating  holds  heat   and   expedites   niattcis. |th,-t  h'.*  will  A  7.-wecks������rold  puppy mae'e  a nuis- j the courso i ���������** *-���������"���������   *"   "��������� **"=���������������'   ..."���������*-.,      ������"" Imctal  arrco      crying      for   its  mother   everv i ? ���������_ .,,,,   ���������rtr^ [about  the same  time,   but  the      seed''  night      until   some  one   thought      to j 1'IRS I   MAR.  warm, a brick, wrap it in a cloth and   and will'shift from one breed to an-| starts too      late in  the spring  put  it  in. the  basket.   Tlie   dog cud-: other so that his stock becomes mon- \ hardly  gets  growth   enough   in  died      uji  to  it  and   went  to      sleep jgerli::ed,   and  no   better   for   practical : fall. !  quietly. j purposes thatl when ho lirst began its j    Xnv.-. wc  better not spend so much  If a "gas mantle" is smoky, sprin- '.improvement.    Or he may get a half-.timo  watching the  tojis  of our trees!  kle  sail,  over  it   and   hold   it   in   tiip   blood  ,n.U(.  t|!at   i00ks so  good   that j for  a  crop  of opnlos, but  watch  and j "*"*s'; '"'"   ^ >J."*-'1-*"."-'   *"   *���������"* ,K"'"uo'."."������������������ "imK.rt   not'  gasilame  and  it  will  be  as  good   as -he  d^,dM  to  brea;,  to  hi!1������  ;vrK,      a!st���������d.v  to  find    out   what   is  required !v<ul of ^,e ma" tra",:  but Ml\     ?^'lo������Soa     The  ���������..     .k~  i._^_ ���������,,  *i. '   *,���������   among  the   other     luggage.     On   the .London.     J ik.  and this not unnaturally roused to  the highest pitch lier woman's curiosity.  She pried and cried" and fussed and  fumed, until at Inst, in sheer despera- ]ing'Jpersonal injury to 2,745 peoplo  tion, Agar told her all. Tho girl ' and killing 315 "others,  kept her knowledge to herself at that I Tho Recorder of Northampton, retime, but in tho end it was through [ferring. to the Poor Prisoners' Defence  whole nefarious plot | Act, sain' at tho Quarter Sessions  crime to  light. ithnt some hardened criminals defend-  lt happened in this way: Agar, whojod themselves .better than Junior  could never rest quite even although counsel could do it for them. ' '  not in immediate neeri* of money, had j Forty-six buoys are to be placed in  embarked on another criminal von- Dover national harbor, and 'When  ture, and prior to setting out hud the work is complotod the moorings  formerly  employed at  Folkstono,  the  handed to Pierce iia.SOO.      This sum  will  accommodate tho  larrrost battlo-  if .anything happened  to  him  (Agar), . ships and  cruisers,  arid will      extend  Pierce wns. to'invest  in  CousoU.   for   in  three  lines ncr.oss the harbor,  the benefit of Fanny Kay. |    When     sentenced       to  ono  month's  Something   ditl   happen.     Agar  was.hnrd  labor    for    refusing  to      break  a stones nt Tembury Workhouse, a  how formidable ho only realized fully i term of penal servitude. 'Pierce visi-, tramri struck tho workhouse master  aftor Tester had  explained  the exact \ ted *Hin in prison, and assured      him. in  the  fnc\  blackening his eye,    and  safe i that  his ���������wculheiirt  should  be    -well   was     promptly     ��������� awarded     another  looked after    while  ho  was  "away." ! month's  imprisonment.   .  the  precious'This   assurance  satisfied   Agar,      and |    At an  rnquest  at  Pottcrham   on a  red,    sealed, ! he agreed to seek no remission of his ; steel-worker     named     Poplar,      who  'with ono Burgess, a guard on tho  line, who occasionally had a "bit  on" a horse, and to whom ho gavo  ono or two good "tips." Bullion,  rierco had previously discovered, not nor that the  infrequently travelled bv Burgess'  train.  Aftor a wliile Burgess introduced  him to a follow-employeo of the company, "William, Georgo Tester, then  a goods clerk at London Bridge, but  bei's-'utencc  by   "rounding"' on   his     dc-1 w"al'.-ert  into the canal during the fog.  and ���������  the i  On the road,  also,  they  wore    again  weighed   on   three   separato   occasions'  ���������at   Folkstonu,  Boulogne,  and Paris.  Thoy     travelled     between     Loudon  nigh forgotten gold robbery.  son.  said  li.' had  rescued between  CO  new.  Al! so ts of apparatus have boon  deviied for making an infusion of  cofTee, some simple, otho s very  complex. The French biggin is well  known and furnishes the easiest and  most satufnctory method of filtering  coffee. By this and  similar     pro-  ces;e3 the aroma, which is the life of  tho drink is preserved���������a thing not  possible whon tlio ordinary method  of boiling is practiced. A stronger  drink is thereby obtained, 'tis true,  but at the sacrifice of other and  moro desirable propei ties. Yot,  strange to say, nine cooks in ton  .persist in bjoi.l_ing_coffee^an'd when we  pause to consider" tiro narur<r"Sf_l.Iib"  drink which irr too many homes masquerades es cofTee. we no longer won-  "der that these people denounce it  without moc'iticalion.  A  very simple contrivance on     tho  principle of the blgein can  he   made  b.v any housewife,   "it con-1' tu ct    a'ed  \a you,   pa  sack of thin  but linn flannel n������ long   so?*'   'uttle  r.s the      coffee      pot      is      deep, '  havirg a raseing at the top,  through whir h is run a tape.  'Af'.cr      putting Ue requi.od  amount of coffee ground very lino  (1 tablespoon for each cup and 1 for  the pot is tho Irrniier nllnwnncc)  Into ���������  Salt will-"romove soot from  or carpet if used plentifully,  brus-he'd   woll  rug  and  ! greater mistake  could   not  be  made,   around     the  bottoms,     and  then  the ;  as'the progeny is'n*.*ariy certain  liut Pierce, who was a" thorough ' and 70 portions from the cnnol, near-  scoundrel, failed to keep his part in ! ly 20 at this particular spot. He was  tho contract.     Iio made Fanny    Kay i unable to save Poplar, but ho rescued  Bridge   and  Folkstono  in   the  guards ; three    or    four "payments,     and then   his companion.  ,  '*��������� to   another   part      ofj    When     Constable Horn and  a local  girl was naturally fur-  landowner    entered  a gypsy enramp-          HAS   500 ROOMS.  \  hotel  covering an  area of  acres,    conttiiiir.g     practically  two  ��������� ions at this shabby   treatment,      and  show   more  of  tho   scrub   clam       than'tops.'  of  the. half-blood   sire. 1  It should'always be borne in mind J  that unimproved animals, or scrubs. '  are stronglv bred, as they nre the re- '.  to   fruit  will  appear  in  duo  time   in   tho ! contrary,   thoy     were  inclosed  in      a, s���������,.lh-F..slorn Rail-  l,������������������c ������������������ .massive  steel  safe,  only  threo      keys , "l*i' >Ly on to uie_oo ir irr- r.untu n itan  of  which     were    in  existence.     Thoso!way  Company's  Chief of Police,  wero  in  the  custody  respectively     of ;whom .she told all  sire krrew.  to  merit at Tiverton (Devon) lo look for  sonic niiising property, the wholo of  tho gypsies rose, ond while the women  (itr.r'o!'������rt   the   lnndlord     a      man  EARL riOBEP.TS'  HONORS.  Earl  Roberts is the only      member   of the  Chief Clerk atT Foi'csloTio,  aiid 'hoe's.     Tester,     who   had   meanwhile | officer. -He     was  sentenced      to  the Traffic Superintendent in London,!    Pierco    was     quickly      laid  by  tho   named Holland severely assaulted the  '^0 stilt of their environment. Thev have  rooms, and-costing Sr>,000,0(.Hl. has b(en no,;ected, and nature, which nev-  hocn. opened at Marvho*;ter. Kngiaml, ;,.r  mai,.,.s  mistakes,   adapts" th-m   for-;  who has gained  that highest of Brit-I of the'Captain of thn Boulogne pack-I'"od  to  Sweden,  was  also  traced and  by   the  Midland'*Railway  company.   *   EVERY  LUXURY  PROVIDED.  A dog's tailor exists in Pari*. The  I their surroundings.    Th- more     they,^ has 7l!so vor,^cd the    'victoria  lore neglected the more worthless thoy , croHS  jbecomp to man.  and the bottf-r fitted. '  ish honors, the most noble      Order of   et.     Obviously   the   first   active  the  Garter,   with  his  sword;   and  tho   to   ho  takon   * was   to   obtain   impros-  only Knight of tho Order ever known -sions oi* one or nil or these keys.  At this juncture Agar returned from  'fhe latter he won in his first j America      with       several     thousand  ..... . .campaign, thc Indian Mutiny, and the   pounds   in     his   pockets,   and   Pierce,  fti or i- a woman -irrtl  in her re-ertt- >X   .y  ':.r*romc J."  sUl���������   hardships   anu   fonner in ll!s ,ast   tl)I, South African   as   soon   as   ho   heard   of   his   arrival,  t.ti or   rs a woman anu  in ner reepi- , privations.     Thus  the   improved   hog,)  ion   rooms  the  dog  has  rugs,   water ],f  tulT),.d  looso  in  lho  woods,  in      a)  andeven biwuits to reiresh him du--   fEW     CCI.er���������tlons     becomes   a   ra/.on-'  ng ^o'7to'inrioir-r't''oec*^--Here---are--^-g^~  the    daintiest      water   color patten i  books  to cliirow  from   sealskin   to   chamois  ed.   f-   Little  Henry���������"Teacher   is  EUROPE'S CEDAR FORESTS,  "l^war'fifrg'rsrforcsc^^  hurried  to  hiin,  arrd told him      how  affairs wore progressing. .,  This trmo that astute scoundrel ditl  no t^l aiigh��������� or���������pobhrpo'oh���������tlve^schomo'f*  fiom.  nnd  nnvf big ' pan* ^a"nt and, m"*fcu,ar ������s-n Jfiin ; in  Europe  have  been     totally      con- ; On   the   contrary,   he   entered   into   it-  provid- I inn.~   horn*     7d    }hn .."I]1110"  shPD������::siimed     by   the   lead   pencil   industry, ']:oart  and   soul..    His  thief's   training  | gains  in  sp-ectf and   actrvrty  at      the , and Uw sul>p|y of wood for the man- .to|,,  ,lim  thero  was  now'"something  (expense of fleece rmd mutton. The len-   ufacture of lcaii  [leticilp i.s now prac- j in  it "  .   . dency     of  all   live  stock  is   to   revert Uically  rrxliittlstcil   in   the old  world.     '  ""''f51" i to its natural condition  when  left to I  4.   Hlg  Henry���������  "flow |  stop ; extradited. Rurgess gave himself up  And ere many weeks had elapsed the  entire.gang wero p.laced upon thoir  trial at .the Old Bailey.  Tho result was something ol a travesty of justice; for ljtirgesi; and 'foster, who hud had nothing to do with  the original inception of the crime,  got fourteen .years apiece, whilo  Pierce, who had so cunningly and  succosstully^pJottod-^Jto^^  from  honest      men   into   roguesT aird"  Henry���������"Why,   to-day  after she told rne seven times to    sit i  down   and   behave   myself,   she       said '  she wondered what sort of a father I  had."  (care for itself, and  the  nolstein  Icrsey  that   gave  milk   nine  or  or  ten  Vou     weather   prophets   make  the bag.  lower it into  tin* pot.  turn  'down  the edge  over the rim  of     the  pot and tie securely.    Pour tho boil-|  ing    water over the grotrn'ds.     cover i  clos������ly and  simmer  on   the buck     of  tho  range 15  minutes.  BOILED   COFFEE.  W'hen one will have boile'd coffee,  let it at least possess the redeeming  trait of being as_good as thc method  Itermits, Let such persons try the  following recipe : Put the usual allowance of finely ground coffee iirto a  coffee pot that is clean and svvcel  (the condition of the pot lias much  to do with the flavor of tho cofiVJo  no matter by which method it is  mado). mix with the white of an  egg, unless clarified nt the tim������ of  roasting, moisten well with cold  water, and if the spout hus no cap,  stop up wilh a cork. Place on a hot  part of tho range, add half the.  quantity of boiling water needed  fwhich' should always be 1 pt. less  than there are largo tablespoon" of  coffeo), boil fast for live minutes,  transfer to a cooler part nf the  range, let firnmer ten minutes, add  the remainder of tho water, which  must be boiling, and servo at once.  Persons of weak 'digestive powers j  should not r.se tivnir, or milk in coffee. There is something irr the combination, so physicians le'-l ns, t'-at.  impairs ('ijjv.stioii. Such being the  case,      c\cn     tho     null    r.-hould,   for  !giv.;t ninny  mistake:!  who  .sneers.  "Yes,"  suid   the  answered  ol server;   "hut   if   other   people  all   their   mistakes   published   in  tions r'rieo up as so<m as its eald is  weaned. It hns been tho skill of the  breeder, added to shelter and generous f(V*d*H'������ ttar has given us the improved breeds of live stock, and made  thorn so valuable an producers of  FOOT)   AND   CLOTHING.  As  soon  as   tlio   feed  becomes scanty  and   no   shelter   i.s   provided,   the   animal  reverts to its'natural'form,  and  while  enabled   to  maintain   itself      is  The following good story is told of [unable to  do any more.    The condi-  tho ::c*cretary of a musical society:  A|ticns  that produced   tho  improvement'  gentlemen  rang hi.s door-bell   one ev-jin  the  first  place  must  bo  continued  combustion.       Iron   and   steel   filings   or  all that  lias been gained  will     be  and   turnings,   wh>.n   mixed   with   oil, | thrown away-    It is therefore import  ant n  the  hod  the  daily papers as vm do,  I suspect, that. |<  our record would seem pretty good."  will   ignite   spontaneously   after  coming carbonized  b(.i-  Don't marry a girl for the sake of  heating her chaperon out of a job.  The woman who wastes her breath  talking never seems in want of    any.  A whiskey still is so called because  tho moonshiner has to work it on the  quiet.  A combination of mushroom appetite and toadstool judgment is apt.  tn prove fatal.  A truthful enemy is boiler than a  lying friend.  Koia-.'liiKs powder is something the  World never hours of.  Every 1111111 is broad-minded enough  to detect .si'lMMuio.'iK in  otlicrs.  Roiled eggs in a cheap restaurant  are seldom whnt they are cracked up  to he.  Ahout I.he timo a tiinn begins l.o  feel liiu importance others begin to  doubt  It.  ant that tho farmer arranges to provide food and shelter hefore starting  to improve his stock, for if he does  not lie will never realize much benefit  from his work.  Good live slock on a farm his a  moral influence that .should not be  ignored. Its tendency is to make  better farmers, and to interest thc  farmer find his family in ��������� improving  their surroundings. I.t also develops sociability, for good cattle,  or sheep, or hogs, will always draw  thn attention of neighbors. It also  acts a.s a strong incentive foi' them  to improve their stock also. Good  stock, therefore, in always doing mi.s-  Kionary work in tt neighborhood, and  is a benefit to the entire cominiibity.  A good farmer will not long be ronton I with scrub slock, nor will a  scrub farmer ever keep improved  slock. If he. Hl.iirlr-i in,' onu or two  UriniJK will hripjieii, either th*.* farmer  ini|.ro\ w*  SAKE DLSTfI,LERTES.  Sake, the favorite alcoholic bever-  ge of the Japanese, is 'distill  rice and rcotiibles whisky in tavt/!.  There are about 18,COO sake distillers in..Japan, and these produce between thorn nearly 1 .*>(j;ooo,000 gallons  annually.  First ho did several day's hard  thinking. Then lie handed over to  Fiorco three' hundred sovereigns,  which the latter was to despatch to  Folkstono per mail train, consigned  to a mythical. "W.  Archer."  Agar, meurrwhile, travelled down to  Folkstono, and when the gold arrived  ho Was there to claim it���������of course'an  "Mr. Archer." This enabled liim to  bo present when the '.bullion safe was  opened; and, needless to say, lie took  careful note whero the key wus kept.  A Ilttlo later the clerk ldt tho office for a few seconds. Agar slippe'd  in, took tho key from thu drawer,  pressed the Wax he had ready upon  it,  and the trick was done.  An impression of one of the other  kevs was .afterwards obtained  through 'fester, who found out thut  it. was to be sent to the .junker's for  repair, and managed' by an itdriot  piece of manoeuvring to obtain p'os-  HCKHlon of it for a brief period. Having done this, ho hurried With it to  a beer shop in Tooley Streot, where  he met Agar, who took two separate  Impressions at his leisure, thttHinak-  ing usstirnricc doubly sure.  ft  took  some  wcoks to cut and file  month's imprisonment.  who had-grossly betrayed his    friend   Office London Directory   foi*  in.  Asar-s  conscience     into. the.  bargain,   "court'sect ons  are <���������������������������*��������������� ���������'���������*-'<l  _ -.������������������*  n���������.. ,������������������ra.i������  .���������>mt.,ni  ������ni,inncn   names of it04 Snuths,  to which  received the merely nominal sentence  of two years' imprisonment.���������Pear  son's Weekly.  A  PARADOX.  "Upon  llii; wagon seat I stay,"  The  coal   man  suid,   "nnd   every   tiny  flic  bojis  will  Hcolcl--  llut  still   I  hold  or  the  stock  (I'ctcriorate.i. 'lly place because I'm In tlio weigh."  DUTY OF A CHEERFUL FACE..  'i'o wear a cheerful faco when tho  heart i.s aching is not doceit. Whon'  a good housekeeper cleans tho .front  stops an'd porch before alio sets tho  house to rights, sho does not moan  to deceive passers-lty; she merely  shows some pridfl in her houso, and  Koine    coiisldoraHo'n      for  h'er  noi/rli-   eighteen  borH.       We    conquer our   hern taches j containing the names of about r.itio*  more quickly when wc begin by   con-   ty  THE GREAT SMITH "FAMILY.  It Beats the Joneses; the Browns,  and all Others.  Jf numbers mako for greatness then  is the Smith family incoi.testably  thn gientest of all tho families in-  hn.bili! g the^o inlands sny������ tlie. London   Daily   Mail.  The  pride of  Smith  is  writ    largo  iipon��������� thn���������pages -of -the -new ���������Pcs-t-  " "      *       tho  tho  names of 004 sniuns, to wnicn may  bn added 21 Smyths and 9 Smytho*?.  Thore are individually recoided heio  ill! ladies whosx* hMo appellation is  plain   "Mrs.   SinitK."  At the head of tho family list  stand a Judge, a Raronet, 2 Knights  2 Members of Parliament, an Admiral. 3 Colonels,. 1 Lieutenant-Colonel,  I Major, 4 Captains and l.'i Rcor-  onds, all of tho name of Smith  In   tho   much largor "conime.clal"  section   of   the   directory   are     found  columns of Smiths.     ea:h  sidcring tile fi lends who are near us.  'CHRISTENING  RAIJY.  It is.a compllmont to a great man  to name the baby after him. But  what about the baby? Even those  puients who insist- that tlieir children'owo everything to them will  at least concede that thoy owe it  to the child to give it a namo that  will not bo a handicap should it over  inake its way or have a business that  rntmt be advertised. And to give a  child a name that has already been  clapped, upon   the  tiptop   pinnacle  of  the     keys,   brrt  at  length   everything  tninc is to make  it the victim of ri-  v/as ready. Agar -slipped unperceiveel  into Ilurgnss' van one day when bullion wn.s being enrriod, and hid behind the piles of luggnge. . Inside tho  van the conspirators had previously  placed a couple of portmanteaux filled with shot, in .weight exactly corresponding witli that of twelve thousand  sovereigns.  Hut the result.on this occasion was  disappointing. The. keys would not  opon the lock. Agar tried again and  again, filing busily at them ull the  wny   down.     Uut  in  vain.     Whon  the  diculous contrasts all its life. Tho  baby's name is most important. It  should be short, simple, sensible���������fit  to become the nucleus around which  nil individuality may crystalizo. Wo  cannot have too many Johns and  Marys, or too few Julius Caesar  .louses aird Roberts' Buller Kitchener  Browns. _  *Tc���������"Yes. 1 loved a girl oriC'>. ar-.I  she made a fool of me."' She���������  ".'-���������rune girls .do make a lasting 1111-  Vivsrr.on.  don't  they?"   .  individual Smiths; so wo may  tako it that there aro at least 1,000  Smiths- Inhnbltiog the commercial  woi Id of London.  ..A large number of .permutation*  an'd'combinations of Smith are to be'  found. Thus we have Smith and  Smyth', "or, with the addition of the  genteel "c," Smithe and Smythe.  In ? the .plural wo have Smiths.  Smithes, . Smitlryes, Smythies. In  tho 'comparative degree, Smithcr,  Smiters, and Smythers; there is no  Smithest. Wo also have tho allied  active, forms Smlthom. Smitham  arid Smithett, also Smithson and  Smthson.  Foreign forms arc Smit, Schmit,  Solunitt, Schmidt. Schmitz and  Smits. There are doubtless oV er  variants, but the above a*e all that  tho eye of thc untrained mnn is  likely to detect, furl! er diffo'cntla-  tion'may bc left to  Smith oxperts.  ���������The Joneses muster but 295, of  whom 42 nre plain "ftt's. .lores."  Thero arc 'JD3 poisons named  Brown besides throe nameil  Browns ami .17 Biowncs. The Robinsons aie nowhere, ly comparison.  j  j .  Everythiiur comes to him who'wail a  ���������except the money ho loaned a  friend.  %m������BM^i&fc&^i&y* yy  i-tlf*^r1rl<IA>1^.,Vtr^i''���������'l"~-i ������������������iur* ./&-  ������*J7  SOME WH BRITISH LAIS  CAME IUTO  OFEKATTON*  THE NEW YEAS..  WITH  ���������fl-To    Child    "Under  Age   of   Eleven  Ii'iay  Engage  in Street  Trading.  Witli the New Year came into operation an unusual crop of popular  ���������'laws. Por.sihly the only one of tho  number which needs instant repairs is  tin* "Motor-ear Act. If it shared tho  fnt.il of tin* last Sew Year's "Muck  Lii.t." motorists would not be sorry,  says thc London  Express.  t'f thtj r.ow statutes ono of the  most important is tin Act to extend  the jurisdiction of the country courts.  In nil personal actions formerly,  where the debt claimed exceeded ������20,  the cn::o could not go beforo the  coiij.it,*." courts, but had to bo commenced  in  thu High  Court.  lleiviuftcr the jurisdiction of tho  co.nty court will extend to actions  to reco.or debt not exceeding ������300.  'I his enactment will necessarily odd  {..roc t'y to the work of the county  corrts,'tin I ns a consequence materi-  a'ly   re:ie*e   the   High   Court. Ono  I o.Mihn* l.enef t will consist in the  fact that the costs to suitors will bo  less.  A humane .statute bears thc titlo  "Poor Prisoners' l'efenco Act, "lOO.'l,"  Th's provides that lack of means need  no lonicr debar tto^irisoner from ob-  taiir'n.; legal, aid in* the preparation  and  coiririrt  of his  defence.  The. court will soc thtit_a solicitor  nnrl i o: ns* I are assigned to him,  v. itho I payn out of the "docker"  fie of XI *-'s. Gd., which formerly secured . cornsci for a. poor prisoner.  TM'i'.'ut does not apply to Scotland  cr Ire-land.  LAWS  FOR   CHILDREN.  The "Employment of Children Act,  which, is now in force, will greatly  cnl.irge the Children's Charter, and  though in many poor families the in-  rr,ns.il restrictions will mean the  Iols of w\agc-oarners, tho ultimate  I enofit-to the littlo ones will make  the new Act generally welcome.  ' I.Vncefcirth no child under tho ago  cf clavni years may be employed in  str ot ir.uling; no child employed  liulf-liii.i* in a factory may be employed in any other occupation; no  child under ten years will bo granted  a lic.-nsj for employment at public  entertainments, and a child under thc  age of fourteen mny not be employed  bi*t������Oiii tho hours of nine in the cv-  cn'ng ai.d six'in the morning.  -"���������'I ha-one fault of the new Act,"  raid Mr. Benjamin Waugh, secretary  o'f th.> -"-Society for the Protection of  Cruel ti" to Children, "is that it is  - loo permissive, and that'it leaves an  **-' orcning for. local authorities .to subordinate the welfare of children ' to  local interests. T should much prefer to see it an Imperial Act not  fwb'cct to variation by .by-laws .of  local   authorities."  The clauses of the Act referring to  the ��������� employment  of  children  in  cnter-  teinments  will     not  affect  theatrical  -   managers to any great extent,  for it  is _seldom    that  children under,     ten  ."years  ore required. .   -   .  In London the provisions of tho Act  -     ' will mainly affect persons who employ  beva'and girls  as street-hawkers.  By the new Borough Funds Act the  obsier; erous minority of one ratepayer who could put a town to tho  expense of a poll for and against a  biil which tho local council wished  to promote in Parliament is extinguished. Now there must be 100 demands for a poll.  * . .REDUCTION OF RENTS."  Another Act sets all the new education authorities upon their financial  feet by giving them power to borrow  enough money to provide a working  balrnce, a precaution which was overlooked when the Education Act was  passed.   *  ,Of immense importance to the working classes is the Act which gives the  long-sought power to local authorities to spread loans for'housing the  poor over eighty years, and previous  companies or persons compttlsorily  taking workmen's dwellings housing  thirty-people or more until they have  obtDirTcd the "approval of the Local  Government Board to a scheme which  wil! provide" houses for the people displaced.  This* Act will make it possible for  the-local councils building such hous-  cs to r-jduce rents by nearly ls. a  week.  A now Art empowers a council to  hire land for "military purposes." or  to join other councils in so doing.  "M:lntary purposes" now includes  lnni for yeomanry, rifle nnd artillery  rrnctico,  building and enlarging bar  DISTRESS AFTEE. EATING.  o GEMS OF IMPURE RAY.  Ladies     Bank Their   Jewels    'and  Bank Their   Jewels  Wear Doubles.  Can   Only Be  Cured by Removing  the Cause of the Trouble.  _,,.., ^ .A    few generations    ago imitation  There is only ono way to cure   in- unheard of.  and the fam-  digestion; the medici.ro must act ���������*��������� heil.loomB and costiy jewels wore  upon the uigestivo orpns-not upon  J Qn     ���������  state  occafi_  their contents.   Medicine should   not   "������"."* ,.   ... ��������� .   ~u.,���������!n ���������������������������,.���������  do  the stomach's work,  but   should ������"������ ln   , ^ *k?r.Je������n ���������f"n.T at  make  the stomach do ihe  work no- ^o-dny, however, in tho smartest   o  ture intended it    should    do.        Dr.   the  "smart sot    a d tlerert state    of  Williams   Pink   Pi Is  do  tliis as    no   ���������^airs exists,  says tlie London     Ex-  other medicine can.      They tone.i up  press.  the stomach, restore the weakened Society women rarely, wear thoir  digestive organs and promote nat- real jewels���������which are usually kept  ural digestion. There is no doubt at the Bank of England or other safe  about this���������it hns been proved in deposits���������but have them duplicated in  thousands of cases that Dr. Williams such wonderful imitations that only  Pink Pills cure indigestion when all an export could detect the substltu-  olher      medicines   fall.       Mr.  Electsr   tion.  Robidoux, St. Jerome, Que:, offers A jeweler who makes a specialty of  liis testimony to substantiate this, what he terms "jewelry of recon-  Ile says :���������"For some years I wus a structed gems," has worked up a  great suiTcrer from indigestion. My large business in copying tho famous  appetite became irregular, and overy- necklaces, tiaras, ropes of pearls, and  thing 1 ate felt like a weight on my corsage ornaments belonging to fam-  ntoinacli. I suffered much from pains olls beauties, grand dames, and Am-  in the stomach and was fiequontly crjcan heiresses. At a stone factory  seized with diwinesH and severe head- in Vienna he turns out diamonds,  aches. Nothing I tried did mo a par- ruj,{CS| nud emeralds to order,  tide of good until I begun the use of In tho first v\avCy he sends a man  Dr. Williams Pink Pills, and these, to his customer's home, who  after taking tnem for about two ctirof���������i drawing of each valuable  months, completely cured me. ft is inco of jewt>Il.Vi ami from this de-  nea. y  two years since 1  d.scontiiui-  * duplicate af tho origin-  cil  the  use of  the pills   and  I   have     ������- generally,  about one-  tl������e Sk *l-������M*Bt return of  fifUeth of t]]o -^ of t*ho run] Kems  Dr. Williams Pink Pills cure not , ''.^mounting in this finer class of  only indigestion, but every trouble imitation jewehy is identical with  due to poor blood and shattered that used in setting the real stones  rerves. They will not Jail If the 0ften smn������ real diamonds are used  treatment is given,a fair trial. Don't 'or tho clasp of a string of pearls  take any pink" colored substitute��������� which nre made by a manufacturing  don't take anvthing but Dr. Wil- chemist, arrd sometimes even rocon-  liams -Pink Pills for Palo People, structed stones alternate with real  You  will   find  the  full  name  urinted  gems  on thc wrapper around every box. j At tho Royal Courts, the opera,  Sold by all medicine dealers or sent   and State dinners a large percentage  BRIGHT'S DISEASE  BEATEN AGAIN.  Mary Malcolm's Life Was Measured by Days and  Hours  Dodd's     Kidney     Pills Had  Ablo to bo Out in a  Week.  Her  Another Remarkable Cure Brought  Out by the  Collingwood and  Eglington Cases.  by     mail at 50 cents a box or    six  boxes   for S2.50  by   writing  The  Dr,  Wi liams Medicine  Co.,     Brockville,  Ont.  LIGHT  THROWN* OM*   CANCER  New  Is  rac'-s and camps, erection of butts,  targets and batterieo, and tho storing of arms, and so on.  The new laws for 1904 nro not���������  with the exception of the Motor-Car  Act���������in the nature of experiments.  Thoy aro legislative attempts to improve other laws, and with thnt improvement to advance tho social welfare of tho people.  r Other lcg'slntivc products of 1903  aro tho Education (London) Act,  1E03, which comes into operation  "next Afoy; tho Patriotic Fund Reor-  jrani7ati,"n Act, 190.**!, and the Railways (101ertric.il Power) Act, 1903,  both of which are now In operation.  Field      of   Observation  Opened  tip.  Great importance is attached to  two re.ei.t disco\ciies concerning  cancer which have been widery discussed in London recently. Tlie fi. si  of these is tl.e discovery of tho existence of cancer in fishes, us in man  and oilier warm-blooded animals living in similar conditions to man.  lt is hoped that the fact-that cancer  exists in fish, which live under such  dilferent conditions from man, may  conduce .to a more speedy and complete'knowledge of the disease.  The other ciscovery was that of  Prof. Former and Messrs. Moore and  Walker. This docs not promise an  imme'diate'euro or prevention,' but is  acknowledged to be of the highest  importance. "At present its .practical value is diagnostic. It enables a  distinction to be drawn readily, even  ciihily," between  nigarrt     growths.  importance of the discovery must be  discounted. Heretofore the most terrible thirrg_about cancer has been the  ignorance ol thc causes of its With  and growth.- A microbe paraiite has  been suggested, but has failed completely to jubtify the theor ies founded on the assumption of its presence.  - NOT EMBRYONIC TISSUE.  Another theory which has been accepted generally of late has been  tlrat carreer is" the untimely growth  of an embryonic tissue, that is a  tissue which had o.\it*ted ia the body  stationary arid undeveloped, * .sinco  some previous stage. Evolution had  started it into activity, and it "deve-  loyed at a furious rate in an entirely  wrong  way.  Prof.' Farmer and his colleagues  liave now established the-nature of  the cancer colls, the method of tlieir  growth, the possible conno: tion of  (heir growth, and the irritating  causes which provoked it-, incidentally showing that cancer cells ate not  a 'development of the embryonic tissue. '  It is 'difficult to explain the discovery briefly in "popular .language,  brrt-tho central "point ' is the establishment, of tho fact'that thp cancer  colls are cells' which under some kind  of in Rating stimvlus behave not as  ordinary cells, but ns if thoy wero  cells of tlie reproductive tissue. The  process observed, during the development mokes it easy to tell if a cell  is malignant cancer. Research,  therefore, has a new field of observation iii_iinding -what"-agents���������of  irritation are causing an ordinary  coll to act the same as cells of reproductive   tissue.  of the matrnificenl. ' "'is worn aro  products from tho -mist's laborn-  torv, costing anything from ������*>0 to  ������200���������perfect imitations of, in many  instances, priceless gems.  A   JAPANESE   VIEW.  Tn the course of an interview which  appears in "Cassel's Saturday Journal," Viscount llayashi, the Japanese Mirrister in London says:  "Ihero is something solid and dignified about the average Briton that  never fails to impress nro; England is  so progressive. As a city T consider  London inique. In the first place it  is so largo, yet so orderly and well  governed. It is an example of what  your' laws, the love of justice, and the  loyal spirit of a great peoplo towards  their' country and King can produce.  As a foreigner from the Far East,  I can assure you that. London at  onco arrests attention. I know Paris is .a fine city; so is Berlin, and,  for that,, matter, St. Petersburg; but  as an example of city government-  ship, if I may use that term, London is a study."  The real secrot of BriIain's posi-  mallgnant and be- tion amongst the nations' of the  The fundamental world, in the Viscount's opinion, is  her love of justice nnd her laws and  the  sincerity  of her  citizens.  SURE.  PART Ot" THE CEREMONY.  wod-  The Robust Physique  Can     Stand  More Coffee Than a Weak One.  A young Virginian Bays: "Having  a naturally robust constitution far  above the average and not having a  nervous temperament, my system  was .able to resist the-inroads upon  it by the use of coffee for some years  but finally the strain began to tell.  "For ten years I have been employed as telegraph operator and typewriter by a railroad in this section,  and until two years ago I had used  coilee -' continually from the time ' I  was eight years old, nearly 20 years.  "The work of operating the telegraph key is a great strain upon the  j nerves and after the day's work was  o\er I would feel nervous, irritable,  run down and toward tho last suffered greatly from insomnia and neuralgia. As I never indulged in intoxicating -liquors, drugs * or.- tobacco; .,in  any form" I 'came to* tlie" conclusion  that coffee and tea were causing tho  gradual break-down of my nervous  system and having road air article in  the Medical Magazine bn the composition of coffee'and its toxic effect upon the system,.I w,as fully convinced  that coffee was the cause of my  trouble.  eeirig Postum spoken of ns not  having���������any-of���������tho-detoriorating���������effects of coffee I decided to give up  the stimulant and give Postum a  trial. The result was agreeably surprising. After a timo my nerves became wonderfully strong, I can do  all my work at the telegraph key  and typewriter with -far greater ease  than ever before.     My weight has in-  Toronto, Fob. 15.��������� (Special).���������Tho  interest ** in medical circles here ovor  the cures of Mrs. Adams, of Collingwood, nnd Mrs. Philip, of Eglington,  of Bright's Disease, has been given  fresh fuel by another and yet moro  startling curo of thut samo terrible  ailment. This latest case is thnt of  a young  girl,   Mary  Malcolm,      who  iin'ike's i 1'vos  w't''  h*-'r  parents  at   199  Masl-  borough Avenue,  this city.  DEATH   SEEMED  SURE.  This cure is little short of miraculous. Miss Malcolm wns in the clutches of Bright's Disense from " May  until-Sept ember, and hnd sunk so  low that her lifo was measured by  days if not by hours. Hope had  given place to a certainty of death,  and her friends had turned? to the  sad task of preparing " her grave  clothes. These last ghastly garments  are now in tho house, but Mary Malcolm i.s n strong hearty maiden who  can look on them without even' a  shudder of fear. Dodd's Kidney Pills  effected tho change. Here is the  story as told by tho girl's mother,  Mrs.  IV. Malcolm:  "My.daugnter, Mary, who is now  fourteen years' old, wus taken sud-  deniy ill with Bright's Disease in  May, 1902. We had tho doctor and  continued with him till September,  IC02, whon ho snid ho could do nothing moro for her. She was so"  swollen with Dropsy ns to bo almost  unrecognizable.  CURE WAS QUICK.  "From a book dropped in at the  door, we learned of Dodd's Kidney  Pills and as a last resort determined  to try them. -They gave her relief  from tho very beginning, so much  so thnt in ono week wo wore able to  take her out to Munro Park for an  afternoon.  "After taking four boxes, she was  entirely cured and she has never had  the slightest relapse. Wo can never  say too much for Dodd's Kidney  Pills, as they certainly saved my  daughter's  life."   ���������,  And Mary, tho daughter on whom  Bright's Disease had pronounced the  sentence of death, now a-picture of  healthy girlhood, smiled a cheerful  assent to her mother's statement"and  chimed in, "If I am ever sick again  I will take nothing but Dodd's Kidney Pills."  It is hardly necessary to ad'd that  proof piled on proof lias convinced  the public that Bright's Disease is  curable and that Dodd's Kidney Pills  are the cure; that if the disease is.  of the Kidneys or from the Kidneys  the ono unfailing remedy is' Dodd's  Kidney Pills.     ,  "Pure soap!" You've heard  the words. In Sunlight  Soap  you have  the fact.  Sunlight  iQRP MOUCES  Aik for Uie Octagon Bar. 131  THEIR  MEANING.  A littlo plain-thinking hns deduced  the following, common-sense definitions of a fow ordinary words*.  Jealousy: Tho homage paid by  failure to success.  Charily: That which should appear  cold t.o the giver and not to the receiver.  forgiveness: The noblest of.all virtues.  Fool: Ono who is and does not  know it.  Wise Man: Ono who is nnd does  not show  il.  Conversation: The idle man's business and tho business man's recren-  tion.  Money: Tho wis.: man's convenience,  the fool's  necessity.  Success: To ho perfectly satisfied  with  one's  achievements.  Ambition: Never to bo satisfied with  one's  achievements.   4.   CORK IN EUROPE. ���������  While Spain still Melds ''2,800 tons  of cork annually, worth' $0,is)0,000,  Italy's production has decreased to  ���������1.000 tons ($250,000 worth). Italy  used to liave splendid cork forests,  but they have been felled for charcoal and for potash. Seventy-five  years ago England's supply of corks  came altogether from Italy.  TWENTY-THIRD  ANNUAL  -OF THE-  North American Life  Assurance Company  -HOME    OFF1CE-  H2-H8 King Street, West, Toronto,  For the Year Ended 3lst December, 1903  Dec.   Ul  1002.���������To   Net   Ledger   Assets      KECEIFTS.  31,  100.*).���������To   cash    for   Premiums   ���������To  Ciibh   on   Investment ������      $4,77a,765   OS  Dec.  51,133,010  01  *21S,740  78  $ioo  Reward, $100.  Tho readers of this pnper will be  pleased to learn that there lb ut leabt  one ilretuleil (lisousu Hint neienre luis  been able lo euro Jn all its btugcti, and  that Ih (Jntarrb. HuU'h Catarrh Curo  in tlte only positive cure now known Lo  the incilieul fraternity. Cntarrh being  a constitutional cllseafle, requires a  coiiKltiutional treatment. Hall's Cuturrii  Cuie i.s t.ilterr IntiM'iinll.v, acting directly upon the blood and mucous burfac-  cb of the syblcrn, thereby destroying tlio  foiiii'lutlon of llic disease, ana giving  thc putlerrt strength hy builillrig up the  constitution and 'assisting nature In doing its work. The proprietors have  so much faith In itn curative powers  that Ihey offer Orre IJrrndrctl Dollars for  airy case that it falls to cure. Send for  libl   of   testimonials.  Address P.  J.   CHENEY   &  CO..  Toledo,   O.  Sold   bs   all  Druggists,   75c.  Take Hull's Family Villa for constipation.  SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION.  Camp lampblack, will, ignite from  tho sun's rays. The same can be said  of cotton-waste moist with lard or  other animal oil. Lampblack and a  littlo oil or water will, under certain conditions, ignite spontaneously. Nitric acid and charcoal create  spontaneous combustion. New printers' ink on paper, when in contact  with a steam-pipe, will 'ignite cpjick-  ly. Boiled linseed oil and turpentine  in equal parts on cotton-waste will  ignite in a few hours under a mild  Heat. Iron chips, filings, or turnings  should not be stored in n shop in  wooden boxes. The oily waste .which  is-riot'" infrequently thrown among,  them adds to the danger of fire from  this source. The sweepings from the  machine" " shop, if kept on hand,  should never, be pln'ced over iron"  shavings. This mass of disintegrated  iron  is enough    to. incite heat      and  Teacher : "All things that can bo  seen tlirough are called transparent.  Fanny, mention something which is  transparent." Fanny : "A pane of  glass." Teacher : "Qiii'e correct.  Now, Fanny, mention some other object through which you can see "'  Fanny : "A keyhole." -  DISBURSEMENTS.  Dec.  31,  lOO.'l.���������Uy     payment    for   Death   Cluiiiis.  Profits,   etc   ���������lly   all   other  payments    51,381,003 G9  $0,155,149 04  5423.217  80  355.720   43  ASSISTS.  Dec.  31,   1003.���������lly   -Mortgages,   etc      ���������lly   Slocks,   llonds.   nnd -     Debentures        (market  value    S3.170,047.47)      ���������Iiy   Heal   Estate.   Including company's building .  ���������Uv   Loans   on   Policies,   etc   ��������� Iiy Loans  on  Stocks  (nearly  all on call)      ���������lly   Cash   in   Uauks und 011 hand - ;.  ���������lly   Premiums   outstanding, etc.   (lest cost of col-  ���������Dy  Jntercst  iind  Rents   due and accrued    INABILITIES.  Dec.  31.   11'03.���������To   Cuararrtco   Fund      ���������To Assuranco and Annuity     Ko  hervc   Fund      ���������To Heath Losses   Awaiting Proofs.  Contingent   Expenses,  etc   -*    778.038  29  $5,370,210  75  (1,003.004 00  3.148.345   83  374.300.03  303.800   03  443.310  34  42,584   22  S5.37G.210   75  208.937   14.  40,052  89  *5,025,SOO  79  $       GO.000   00  4.974.107   00  41.307   02  S5.075.504 0*3  230  76  *-' MjrHeartwtuThumplngmy  -I-f* out," is the way Mrs. R. II. Wright,  t Brockville, Ont., describes her sufferings  ���������om smothering, fluttering and palpitation.  After trying many remedies without benefit,  . i������ bottles of Dr Agnew's Core for the Heart  restored'her to perfect health.- The first  dose gave almost instant relief, and in a day  rufferiog ceased altogether.���������51  Tommy : "Mamma, I want to ask  you an important question." Mamma : "Well, what is it, clear ?"  Tommy : "If a hoy is a lad and has  a stepfather, is the lad a step-  ladder ?"  Fire is an esecnt'al in some  ding celebrations. In Persia t*>c )creased 35 pounds, mv general health  rervire is read in front of a firo. In j keeping pace with it, and I am a new  Nicaragua the priest, taking the|man aml a better one." Name given  couple each bo tho little finger,  leails   bv roiitum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.  DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.  A -wclMtnown physician says that  the girl who has not a dear complexion an'd wishes one has a simple  remedy right nt han'd if she cares to  use it. Anil it is water, applied not  outwardly, but inwardly. That is,  not so much outwardly ns inwardly.  Tills authority says that the sallow  pirJ should drink two quarts of water between lising oncl retiring, but  not a drop at meals. More than  this, the water drank must not be  too cold.  them to an apartment who*e a lire  Is lighted, and thore instructs the  hriile in hor duties, extinguishing it  by way of conclusion. In Japan the  woman kindles a torch, and the  bric.'gegroom lights one from it. the  |r*laytliir>RS of thc wifo being burnt  then and  there.  "Those trousers aro vevy much  worn this Reason," said lho tailar,  displaying his goods. "So aro tho  ones I have on," replied the poet,  mwi'Iv.   ���������f   A MOTHER'S HRAISE.  "From the time iny baby was  born," says Mis. Robt. Price, of  Combermere, Out., "he was always  sickly and costive until I began giving him Baby's Own Tablets. He is  now, well, strong and growing nicely, and I can, hardly say how thankful I nm for my baby's cure." "In  every home where there arc young  children this medicine should always  be kept on han'd. The troubles of  little ones come when least expected,  and a doso of the Tablets promptly  given may save a precious little life.  Baby's Own Tablets cure all the  minor ills of little ones, and an occasional 'dose will prevent sickness.  They are guaranteed to contain no  opiate or harmful drug-. The Tablets  are fold by all medicine dealers or  sent post paid at 25 cents a box by  writing. The Dr. Williams Medicine  Co., Brockville, Ont,  There's  a reason.  Look in each package for the famous little book, "The Road to Well-  ville."  If a girl really and truly loves a  man sho doesn't try to find out what  thc~rlng~cost:  Prison Worker : "My man, what is  the cause of your being hero ?" Convict : "Well, my lawyer knew too  little, an' the jury knew 'too much."  Mlnard's Liniment Relieves Neuralgia  Little Ethel : "Mamma sni'd she  hoped you would call to-day." Mrs.  Caller : "That was nice of her.  Hire e is your mamma?" Little  Ethel : "Oh, she's spending the day  in the country."  .or Over Sixty-Years  Mkp. WrNSLOVr'n Soothing By-kiii* bus liet-n used by  million* tif motlif rt) for Ihe-r rhtlilrcn while leoLhios  I( viothen thc child, ictUiin th- gtiuia. al hjn jiafn; eti* ei  wind cilfc. rrffiilatcfl tlie Moimch mid bowel*, uwl U thi  In Bb remrtljr for IJinrrhijea. Tnonli-firr cintN a botlli  Kolil tjrdrutftn*t������ throughout tint world, lie sure and  ask fur"MK3. WrxsLownrJoorillNa Svrciri*."    12���������(H  NET   SUrU'LU3          **550.  Audited  and  found  correct���������John   N.   Lake,   Auditor. _  Win. T.     Stnndcn,  Consulting  Actuary.  ���������New   Insurance   Issued  during   ]003  ;���������/.������������������a- *  6.88*.8DO  Heine the best vear in  General  llranch   in the  history of the  Company.    -  ���������Insuranre in  force nt end  of 190!)  'net)    .-    *J3.453,������i7,  ���������No   monthly   or   Provident   policies   were   issued���������Uus   braiich   having      l>c������u  discontinued.  ' President,  JOHN   Ji..   BUAIKII3. a  Vice-Presidents,  U.D.. 110N. sin w. n. nErtEDiTn, k.c,  Medical   Director.   . o o  Directors.  HON       SENATOR   GOWAN.   K.C,   LL.D..   C.M.C.  L.   W.   SMITH.   ESQ.^.   K.C._._������.C.J^  JAMES  THOIVBUriN,  E.   GURNEY.   ESQ..  J. K. OSBOKSE, ESQ.*  D.   ItcCHAE.   ESQ..   CUEI.PH.  UANAUINC     DIRECTOR,  L.   GOLDMAN,    A.I.A.,   F.C.A.  Secretary, Superintendent of Agencies,  W.   IJ.   TAYLOR.   B.A..   LL.B. T.  G.  McCOSKEV.  The rcoort. containing thc proceedings of tho Annual Hotting, held on  Jan. *J8th' lust, showing marked proofs 0/ the continued progress ond aolid  position of tho Company, will bc sent to policy-holders. Famplileta, ex������l*nii-  IJryol the attractive investment plans of the Company and a copy of tbe  Annual Report, showing its unexcelled financial position, will be furnished ,cn  Cpplicatioa   to   the   Home   Office   or  any   of  thc Company s  Agencies.  Mr. Braggs : "I saw something  new in chesses to-day." Mrs. Jlraggs:  "Oh, what was it, John 1" Air.  7Jraggs : "Your sister's baby���������It's  just  two  days, old..^       '  but  .Love may laugh at locksmiths  hc who laughs last laughs best.  Mr. Kidder : "Ah", how-de-do, doctor ? , If you have a few minutes to  spare 1 wish you would como over  to my house and chloroform my  youngest boy." Dr. Price : ".What  is the matter with" the lad 1" Mr.  Kidder : "Oh. his mother wants to  comb his hair."  Blood is Worthless  UNLESS CIRCULATED.  Health b assured by the new process  of ourinc disease.  RELIEF IN 30 lV I MUTES.  Sick headache, indigestion," loss of  vigor, failing memory, nervousness are  all infallible signs of weakening nerves  and indicate tbat your nerves lack rich  blood with which to build up tbelr  broken tit-sues. Dr. Agnew's Heart  Cure heals and strengthens the heart  and gives tt tbe power to send rich  blood courting tlirough tha veins, when  most diseases disappear aa by magic. It  relieves heart disease lo 80 minutes and  is   a   wonderful   cure. 17  Dr. Agnew's Ointment cares plltu la  ���������ne ta three day*.   33c.  "Regular Practitioner���������No Result."���������Mrs. AnrrieC. Chestnut,of Whitby,  was for months a rheumatic victim, but South  American Rheumatic Curo changed thessonff  from "despair" to "joy." She says: "I  suffered untold misery from rheumatism���������  doctors' medicine did me no good���������two bot-  tlesof Soutii American Rheumatic Curccured  toe���������relief two hours after tbe first dose. "���������V>  Caller : "Arrd tlris is tlio now  baby?" Fond Mother: "Tsn't he  splendid ?" (Jailor : "Yes, indeed."  Fond Mother : "And so clever. Seo  how  intelligently  he  breathes."  Mlnard's Liniment for sale everywhere   4.   A TREE THAT GROWS DISHES.  Thero is a tree in tho West Indies  that tho natives'say "grows dishes!"  It looks like an apple tree. They call  it tho calabash. It boars very queer  leaves and large white blossoms that  grow right from the trunk and larger  branches. Aftor the flower comes the  fruit, just as our apples or peaches  do. But this fruit is in the shape of  a godrd, only stronger and much  larger, sometimes a foot in diameter. Now, seo what a use the  thc people of that country make of  this fruit. The sholl is so hard that  all sorts of big and little dishes and  drinking cups can bo carved out of  it. Even pots nnd kettles are mado  and used over the fire, but, of course,  they cannot. last as long as our iron  ones.  Lever's V-V. (Wise Head)  Disinfcct-  1 ant   Soap   Powder      dusted     in   tiro  hath,  t-oftens     tlio  water  and   disinfects.  "I punish you, my son," .'(aid tlio  strenuous mother, as she wielded the  slipper, "to show my love for you."  "Well, mrimnia," rejoined tiro incorrigible youth, "you needn't force  your love to work 'overtime on my  account."  Mincd's Liniment Cures Burns, etc.   6   NIWnlR UNiJF.It FHII-J.  The only regiment of regulars in  the llritish army that has never yet  been "blooded," that is, that has  never been under fire, is the Irish  Guards. This regiment was only  formed in 1000, as, it will he remembered, the outcome of Queen Victoria's visit to Ireland, and irr honor of the splendid work performed by  Irish  regiments at the front.  "I've come to tell you, sir, that the  photographs you took of us the othcr^  day are not at all satisfactory. Why,  my husband looks like an ape!"  "Well, nradam, you should have  thought of that before you had him  token."  The Stomeeh's* "Weal er Woe X*   The stomach is tha centre from which,  from the standpoint of health, flows " weal  or woe." A healthy stomach means perfect  digestion���������perfect digestion means' strong  and steady nerve centres���������strong nerve  centres mean Rood circulation, rich blood  and good health. South American Nervine  makes and keeps tbe stomach right.���������ja  Fred : "Frank is in a terrible fix."  Georgie : "How so V" Fred : "Jessie's father threatens to diMnlio. it  her if ("he marries him. und she  ta*>s r-lic will sue him for breach of  promise-if-he-Uocsn't."   Mlnard's Linimsnt Cures Dandruff.  "The last 1 heard of him he was  climbing the ladder cf success."  "Ves; but hc was trying to go up so  fast that he overlool.e'd a place  where  there  was a  rung mishing."  When you think you have cured a  cough or cold, but find a dry,  hacking cough remains, there is  danger.   Take  Sfriloh's  lOSl  Cure ihe.Lun������  I wns Cured of lame back, after  lufToring 10 years, by MINARD'S  L'.NJMKNT.  Two HI vers, N.S.    KOUBRT ROSS.  I was Cured of Diphtheria, after  doctors failed, by MINAKD'S LINI-  HKNT.  Antigonish. JOHN A. FOREY.  I was Cured of contraction of nrus-  tlce by SIINARD'S LINIM15NT.  MRS.  RACUJCL SAUNDERS.'  Dallhousie  t-t  BASTEDO'S  Tonic  at once. ' It will strengthen tho  lungs and stop the cough.  Prices: S. C. Weixs * Co. SOS  25c 50c $1.   LoRoy.N.Y.,Toronto,Can.  15���������04  77   KIN 3   Br.,   EAST,    TORONTO.  SPiCIAt  8ALE OF  Eend for catalog.   Wegiveextra valne.  Haw pur* and Qsnslne,   Send for price llsi  11���������04  YOXIB. GEOCEEIES 'all Over thi  Kitchen.    Send for one of Our,.  MOUSE-PROOF  GROCERY CABINETS  -In-Oak,- with- Metal��������� back-Sent-to-  any address on receipt of $1.75  The Bennett Mfg. Co<  PICKERINC, 0KTABI0.  Bo not send stamps.    Agents wanted  An admirable Tood ot ths  EPPS'S  Finest quality and flavour.  COCOA  Nutritious and Economical.  4P���������21  YOUR OVERCOATS  ���������ni r*d������-A Salt* vouM luod tetter 'lyo*.    If bi irna ���������  ���������f nun io jour to*ra. wrtln direct Munlrc*!, Itox 15f  BRITISH   ������MTHIMN   DVEINB   CO.  atONTHEAX.  Dominion Line Steamships  Montreal to Liverpool  Portland to L'vorpoo*  l*urge and Fast fjlcainslirps. Superior  accommodation tor ull clubben of pa*-  seugcrb. Saloonn and Staterooms arc  auudsliipx. Special attention has bcc*(i  gi\on to tlie Second Saloon and Third-  Class accommodation. For rates ol  passagen and all particulars, apply to  any agent of the Company, or to ;,eor-  ccuger   arrant.  DO^^NIO^* line officf.s-.  17  Bt.   Sacrament  St.,   llonlro.il.  All    KINDS  FBUIT8  Of  Poultry,  Butter,  Eggs,  Honey,  Apples,  THE  Dawson Commission Co,,  ��������� -'" TOEONTO.       LIMITV  T. V.  And Farm Produce generally,;  consign it to us  aaJ we will get  you good prices.  Issue No. S���������04. --'i/u1  Reliable Goods  At Good Values  Our Guarantee Goes With Qur Goods  Or Your Money Refunded,,  Reliable Goods,  At Good Values  Shirtwaist Suits  COMPARE VALUES���������The keener the investigation the surer \ve feel of your business.  \ _,  Clothing  Underwear  Hats and Caps  We, will Give You Exceptional Values in Goods and Prices.  "W  WHITE AND COLORED QUILTS  LACE, PORTIERE CURTAINS  SHEETINGS        SHEETINGS  These are Bread and Butter Goods.    Everyone knows the Values.    Call and get Quotations.  The Harlow Shoe Co., one  of the Best American makes.  Thc Twentieth Century���������  NO BETTER SHOES ON THE MARKET TO-DAY.  ' Shoe:  Oxfords   and Slippers  just  to hand.    A  full  range of the Empress  Shoes are now to hand and are worthy of inspection.  Millinery and Dressmaking Upstairs.  Millinery and Dressmaking Upstairs.  WE NEVER SACRIFICE QUALITY FOR PRICE ; WE FREQUENTLY DO SACRIFICE PRICE FOR QUALITY.  . v-OO *.U<V sSJIO sJJtf^N^.^,.^.^^1^  *C������tTar***gr������Klsr8S3s?5stS^^  ALWAYS   REMEMBER   THAT  vn  Are manufactured to  ^    Secure Your Confidence  and Patronage  ������ fTITTTTI    DT A T*Tr*T    A     Slands   at    tlio   iictcl     of    all  <������   X Xlill    JT������Xi.������\ vJJ-JX3.    PIANO     playing     attachments  FOR "ALL PARTICULARS APPLY-TO'  J. M ae I ������od, Age rft  Second Street, Revelstoke.  * * TH E*MARSHALL SANITARY* MATTRESS.  ���������������������������  PAT. 8EPT��������� 1900.  R. HOWSON & CO., FURNITURE DEALERS  AGENTS   FOR   THE   " OSTERMOOR "MATTRESS  FOR  Fountain Syringes  Hot Water Bottles  Atomizers  GO TO THE  Canada Drug  and Book Company  Married  McCALLCM-BoLTOX-^rAt the residence  of Mr. James Bolton, Third street.  on 'Wednesday, Atnrl 27th. by Rev.  C. Ladner, Mr. John M. McCallum  to Miss7 Ata ble A. Bolton, both of  Revelstoke.  Coming: Events  May 6.���������Supper and Bazaar under thc-  aiispices of'the Ladies' Aid of St.  Andrew's Church.  Victoria Day, May 2-lth, Colleen Bnwn  at the Opera House.  LOCALISMS  ���������Ice Cream Sodas "at Bew's.  D. McConnell and Je.sse Bradly left  on Sunday for French creek.  ���������Dr. "VV. J. Curry, resident dentist.  over Bews" drug store.  ���������Sectional book cases in quarter cut  oak at John E. Wood's.  L. A. Fretz is putting up tli'.' awi:-,  ings on C. B. Hume it Co's store, i  i  ���������Call and examine orrr stock of liar- j  ness and harness fittings. j  S. J. Huntley, of the. Big Bend Lumber Co., Arrowhead, left on Tuesday  morning on a business trip east.  ���������Go to C. B. Hume it Co. for stoves,  shelf hardware, logging and mill  supplies.  The s. s. Revelstoke is expected on  Saturday and will make her first trip  to the Bend on Sunday or Monday.  ���������Go to C. B. Hume Sc Ca. for paints,  oils and brushes. Try Muralo orr your  ���������wall.  Joe Dunn vent up on Monday to  work for the McCullough Cieek Hydraulic Mining Co.  ���������One ton of oilcloth and linoleum just  opened up at John E. "Wood's furniture store.   Let us supply you.  A boy five years of age was drowned  in a stream running irrto the Colttrubiii  at Trail last week.  ���������If there is anything you would liko  in the fruit line, evaporated, canned  or fresh, call on C. B. Hume <fc Co.  Mr. .Wallace McLeod arrived from  "Vancouver on Saturday to accept a  position with Messis. Macdonald and  Monteith.  ���������Dr. Morrison, with his assistant, Dr,  G. W. Averill, gold crown and bridge  specialist, has located in town in the  ���������Heraxd Block. Tbey are making a  specialty of crown and bridge work.  ���������We have the choicest of canned  fruit from California and Onlririo in 2,  2J and 31b. tins, C. B. Hume & Co.  The Bachelors annual "At Home"  takes "place, to-night in the Opera  House.  Jas. Fagnn; of -Vancouver, representing the Imperial '.Life insurance company, is in the city for a few days.  ���������A. E. Bennison has the exclusive  agency for this district of the well  known Quaker brand of Ceylon Tea.  Mr. Scnrfli, representing the Victoria Colonist,, was in the city on business connected with that paper on  Saturday last. ���������-.."'  ���������We have just received a large, consignment of dishes from England including dinner sets, toilet sets, gilt  ware, etc., C. B. Hume & Co.  ,J. A. Darragh came'-.in fioin Camborne on Monday. Mr. Darragh has  put a. gang of men to work developing  tho famous' Silver Dollar group.  Thos.-Forrest, former]}' train master  here,' but now of Vancouver, is in the  city on a business visit in the interests  of the insurance company he represents.   ;.   "   ; ' ���������"��������� -  The subject at the Methodist Church |  tin Sunday  evening will be "The Proposed   Union, of    the     Presbyterian,  .Methodist and Congregational churches  of Canada."   .  Flore.ini Cappelhmi, an Italian, was  run over by an express train at Michel,  *>n Tuesday and his body was cut in  two pieces about the middle, death being instantaneous.  The Provincial Government has notified the citv authorities that after  -May-lst>theyl-wi!!���������notJoak^Rfiefcthe-!  city's prisoners, steps, however', we  informed are being taken to get a reconsideration with the understanding-  that when Provincial Officer Upper' is  compelled to be absent from town  that the city will furnish a lock-up  keeper.  MEDICINES  FOR EVERY  PART   OF   THE  BODY  DRUGGISTS'  Hair Brushes   Shaving Hruslres...  Nail  Brushes   Sponges   and  SUNDRIES  ..35c to 50c  .25c to SI.OO  ... IOC to 75c  marry   other  lines under this department.  W. BEWS, Phm. B.  Druggist and Stationer.  Next Hume Block.  Arrangements have been made with  I tlie Kamloops' lacrosse team  fo play  an   exhibition   game   here    witli   the  local team "on May 2-lth.  The Clara Mathes Company, so well  known to Revelstoke, is billed for a  week's engagement, in the Tapping's  Opera. House, in thu near future.  J. N. Monteith, of Macdonald and  Monteith, who received the sad news  on Saturday "of the death of his mother  in Nova Scotia, left for home on Sunday niorning.  E. C.  1'Yoiiicy has been granted permission to use oi.e-third of  Fourth st. |  opposite the site of  B. Van Home for  whom he   has   a contract   to  build  a  residence.  Ed. Graham, who has been the guest  of conductor Hugh Bruce, left Tuesday  morning for his'Minimal vacation tip  Isaac Creek countfy in search of  Bruin's pelt.  Dr. Ward.:'of Montreal, died in that  city a week ago. only surviving his  son, the lale E. E. Ward of this city by  a few days. The death of the father  has made the fourth, in the family  within the past six. months.  At a printer's dinner recently the  following toast was proposed: "Women, second only to the press in disseminating news." The ladies are still  undecided whether to regard this as a  compliment or not.  A meeting of the Philharmonic  Society will be held on Tuesday evening. May 3rd, at S o'clock, at the  residence of Mvs. XV. M. 'Lawrence A  full attendance i.s .'desired. Members  aie requested to bring books.  A work train left Revelstoke for'  Arrowhead Monday evening last, in  T*l)7i r^e^fTOTrirrrCTo^^^  engineer Fred Crick at the throttle.  Jas. Storey with a full gang of men  has supervision of tbe shovel gang.  Dropped in casually upon City Clerk  Floyd who is now acting in a dual  capacity heing deeply engaged in preparing tlio new assessment, roll. Ver-  biini sat sapientia-���������translate���������it, wink  i.s as good as a nod, etc. Further and  perhaps harrowing details later.  If. Slr.'irdlow. who has served IS  years in the British army, mostly in  India, accompanied by his wife and  child, arrived in town recently fr-orrr  Nottingham. England, nnd intends to  take ' charge of Williamson's ranch  where he purposes raising hogs, pool  try and  *<^fo##*ft<$H*fc$H$Hfe#���������tfHfr-fo-tfolHfr l^l fll l|l l|l 1^ \%\4.  4,  ah it   :  in  we  Of  dealing   at   tbo   best   Store'  increasing   business    fells    how  customiirs.    Get in with the   crowd  laud up at our Store.   .  Our  town,  please  and   you'll  our  /  Your Opportunity  [veryihmg ihat a Man Wears  From his head to.his feet in the latest and most p ���������  fashionable styles. * Tiie latest shapes in Hats  and Gaps. The nicest patterns and latest styles  irr Ready-Made Clothing. The nobbiest and best  fitting lasts, in Boots and Shoes.. Neckwear, ���������  .Hose,: Braces,, Sweater's, Underclothing, Trunks,  Valises, etc.  To purchase a building lot in the choicest residential portion  of the City is NOW.  All indications point lo the coming year as the most prosperous year in Revelstoke's history.  At lhe opening of Spring, mid tlie building boom that is  inevitable, that choice plot that you have contemplated buying, may be advanced ln price or bought for speculation.  Wc have facilities, not generally possessed by other ogenti  that we offer you on a building proposition" on these most  desirable residence lots of the  Smelter Townsite  REVELSTOKE  INSURANCE AGENCY, Ltd.  VOU BUV THEM  THAN TOU CAN  FROM US BETTER AND CHEAPER  BUY IN ANY STORE IN THE CITY  FRESH   GROCERIES  Nothing else kept in Our  Big  Grocery Depart- .  ment.    Can't we take Your Order To-day ?  Macdonald & Monteith  *> FIRST STREET  x.  ' ..'���������������������������-���������",  i tyty tytytytytytytyty ty ty ty ty tyty ty ty ty ty iti ty ty ty 4,  CLEARANCE SALE OF FURNITURE  We have a large number of lines which \ve want to reduce. We will give  \ybu it good discount on any of thorn.    We are going- to make, our Showrooms  considerably larger and we will give you rill,kinds bf: templing offers  to  help  us reduce our stock in order that we may   carry out   our alterations.    ASK  FOR DISCOUNT.  John E. Wood,  Cabinot Making-  Upholstorlng  REVELSTOKE  FURNITURE STORE -  Plcturo Framing.  trawberries. Mrs. Shardlow  is a, sister-of A. E. Bennison the well  known caterer.  Tuesday last hearing the cries of  "Gee" and "Haw" accompanied by  the creaking of timbers, we looked  ont of our window to ascertain the  cause of the disturbance and noticed  that wo were losing one of onr neighboring buildings, which, our friend  XV. Fleming states he has become  fyite accustomed to moving, this being  its 7th tinre.  A young lad n.irned Coulter, aged I  years, (I months, strayed from his home  in Nelson last Thursday afternoon and  after n. search by the entire population of Nelson of over 'JA hours, his  dead body was discovered fur up on  the mountain. The poor little' lad had  travelled over 5 miles in underbrush  until completely exhausted. Hi.s parents are prostrated with grief over the  very sad bereavement.  Tho prairies of the Northwest have  sent out their call for lumber arrd  shingles n.nd the demand cannot, be  supplied 'at the present time on account  of thc shortage of freight cars. This  was brought about by tbo recent tie-  up of C. P. R. traffic due to slides in  the mountains. The railroad company  is now commencing to secure cars and  it.is not expected that lumber shipments to the Northwest will be long  delayed.���������Province.  We regret to he compelled to announce that scarlet fever has mado its  appearance in orrr* midst, yet there are !  so many baseless and foolish rumours  current tb.it we deem it our duty that  the public should know the exact state  of affairs. At the present time of  writing the following families have  been qnar-antinced:���������Chief of Police  lin in, E. G. Btirridge, Engineer Sol-  loway. D. McCarty, and Engineer  Daniels, one case in each family, fittest reports are that the attack is in a  mild form nnd that the patients are  progressing favorably. As soon as the  out break was discovered, the city  physician, Dr. ,1. W. Cross, conferred,  with tho school trustees and decided  upon, immediate fumigation closing  school Friday so that it could he well  done and we may say that it was so  effectively accomplished that thc  school building is now the safest place  for children fo intermingle and it is to  he hoped that parents will not refrain  from allowing their children to attend..  The. attendance Monday morning was  very slim, but there is no intention on  the part of the school trustees to close  school unless absolutely necessary and  if so the citizens will bo duly notified  and therefore they request that no  notice be taken of rumours of tt, contrary character.  PINES,  Moore Co., N. C.  The most delightful climate for  Home or Winter Resort.  Only sixteen  hours from New  York.    Write to Board of Trade  of  Southern   Pines  for booklet.  y>^(*'^������v*'*������^^^stv^*'>*^*****r**'*>*^**>^^t������''*^������������  Japanese  Bond  ;     THE NEW  PAPETRIE  Wc have - a new and well  selected stock of this fashionable stationery in boxes by the  quire with envelopes to match.  Our slock of Stationery is  being enlarged weekly and we  arc confident tlrat we have one  of lhe best selections in the city.  Wc have just received the  lat est novelties in Tally Cards  for afternoon and evening entertainments in Gibson and Christie  girl sketches.  HOTEL  VICTORIA  W. M. Brown,    Prop.  One of the best and  commodious hotels in the  City    .    .....    .  Free 'Bus meets: all trainr.  Hourly Street Car.  Fare IO Oents.  Front Street.  before   you  always  Give us it call  prirclia.se.     *Wc     arc  pleased to sec you.  J. A. BUCKHAM  Rod Oross Drugstore.  Mncltonxle Ava.  <A+***+**tf**Srl+WV*iASS/+++**&  Revelstoke  Orchestra  Under the above auspices  a popular  Concert and Dp  will be given in the  Opera House, May 19th.  ���������'A NOVEL PROGRAMME  IMPORTED TALENT  TICKETS 50c.       -       DANCE FREE  A few Reserved Seats 75c.  Revelstoke Licence District.  Notice Is hereby given that an application  for Retail' Liquor Licence, has been received  from the Union Hotel Co. Limited, of the  Union Hotel of Arrowhead, under the provisions of the "Liquor Licence Act, 1900," and  tnkrt notice that a special meeting of the  Board of Licence Commissioners for the Key-  elsloke Licence District, will be held in the  Lake View Hotel, Arrowhead, on Wednesday,  the llth day of May at the hour, of 11 a.m. to  consider paid application.-..  Dated at Revelstoke. this 26th day of April.  1904.  By Order.  ���������     -YY    R.  A. UPPER  Chief Inspector.  SINGER  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF  REVELSTOKE.  WANTED���������A position as Stenographer or Book-keeper hy a young lndy.  Address "Stenographer," Herald  Office, Revelstoke, B. O.  DOG   TAX.:  190-t tags can now he obtained at the  City Clerk's office, $2 each.  H. FLOYD,  City Clerk.  Sewing Machines  Can be purchased on  payment of $5.00 per  month. ������������������-* ~  Anyhody wanting a,  first-class Singer Sewing Machine on easy  terms, can get them  from  H. Manning, Agt.  Mackeuzie Avenue.  X  ":l  ii  RS^Jl^aWSftKE^^  ..v.;7^^v\^3ss^Ktf*������*w-^  -^^-^^^^J^tMw^^^^iy������^���������a\^i^^^;^J^^uvJfJ������l������^


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