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 ^'|-y'^J^*^^-^T^s*^'.,^^5^'x-.^.���������'P)L.���������^lH^W^i^3^*S!  /���������   ���������  '���������>a  RAILWAY- ���������M^N'SJOURKAi:  Dec 24 1-904  '-.     ' *JR!A, *-*\.  Vol   XV:"NO.  27  REVEL-STOKE B. C.   THURSDAY,   DECEMBER 22, 1904  $2 OO a Year in Advance  Department Store.  ' 7  )  "ERE is a Big Budget "of Nice, Suitable  and   Seasonable   Presents   for   Eveiyr  - body���������for    Mother, Father,    Children,    Uncle,.  Cousins, or your Best Girl or Beaux.  THE CITY OF  REVELSTOKE  As Viewed by Outsiders���������The  Railway aad Commercial Centre of the Interior of British  Columbia.  for Aadies  Blouse Ends  Silk Handkerchief-  Purses  Belts  Collars '  Fancy Stationery"  Brush and Comb Sets  Perfumes  Fane)* Silk Shawls  Cushton Tops  Embroidered Linen  Drawn Work,- Linen  .-Kid Gloves ",",,  Slippers ..  ' Silk' Waists   ���������  Lace Curtains -. _.-  Table Napkins -   -  'Furs ,'_���������.-.*���������' x  ^E*^cin3tprs;>7^-Jr^^  -Manicure. Setts '"���������"������������������* .  China and  Cut glass  ' -*Ai>jwi'Brf.  for Men  TIES=Bow Ties, String  Ties, Four-in-hand Ties,  Flowing End Ties, Ascot  and English Square.  Some   of  these    are    in ���������  Fancy Boxes.  ,   Gloves  - Kid & Buckskin Gloves,  dressed and undressed.'  Suspenders .  . Fancy     Suspenders     in  boxes from 75c. to $2.75.  Handkerchiefs  Handkerchiefs=In Silk,  Linen, White, Blade and.  Colored, fancy borders,  25c to 1.25  Jardinieres    ���������*������  Cut Glass Tumblers  Flint Glass Goblets  Sherry, Port   and   ,  Champagne Glasses���������  All kinds .  China Salad Bowls, all  sizes, frojn 50c to $3.00  China and Glass Celery  dishes.-,     '-*"���������-.  Chocolate* Bowls ��������� a  large "assortment.-  China Bread and Butter Plates.' -nt,--*  "  Berry   Sets  in- China  and Glass.      ���������v   .  ������   -      V.      X?4.".T1>   -A, <>,,*^V-.V.,..'*������V   -,J*(1 >jWi  ^���������-.^AMti^lass^arge^^Sp  sq'ftment.      _. ^ ,    ',,"  -c ���������  Dinner-v' sets;** "Toilet  "sets, Tea sets.    . ''  -  Sugar     and       Cream  Pitcher's in (fhina and glass.  China " Vases,      Glass  Vases.  China cups and saucers :  from,10c up to $4.00.  A large stock of   Limoges China.  .  Gold Edge  Glassware  ���������Table sets, 4 pieces  Water Sets,   7   pieces   and  Berry Sets, 7 pieces.  for Children  Toys, Doll Furniture,  Games, Doll Cabs,- skates,  etc..** "',.** .'     /  We have a mucli larger display of Toys than  usual. Bring the children  to see them.  A lis IM of Men's Wear  Smoking Jackets, Pipes in Cases, Cigar HoIders.'Cig-  *i*ette Holders, Tobacco Pouches, Mufflers (silk), Jersey  Mufflers, Toilet "sets, shaving sets, Ink stands, Curling  Jackets, Tam o* shanters, Curling Brooms.  Groceries id CoBfectioaery  And Xmas Fruits of All Kinds  A most superb selection of Fancy Peels,.- Eating  Figs,  ' Eating and Table Raisins, Nuts, Etc.    The acme of all fine  Confectionery is to be found among this choice selection.  Beiore selecting your Xmas Groceries we invite you to  investigate our Wares and we will guarantee that you will  go away more than satisfied.  UfflHtf&'IM  (New Westminster Columbian )  Tlie city of Revelstoke,  tbe railway  centre of tbe C. P. it.  in British  Oof-  iiinbi-i,    on   tbe   main    line,   east^ of  Vancouver, can in sonic ways hardly  bu classed us of the Kootenay, standing  .is it; does  on  the   tbiesliold   of that  well known  district, of  which some  attempt at description   in   foregoing  payes, has been made.     But nowhere  is it more aptly fitted in, in a descriptive of ibe  interior,  than   in connection   with  "West Kootenay and   the  route to the oilier portions of South  and Hast Kootenay.  . Tlie city stands,   magnificently" located on a big plateau overlooking the  broad    Columbia,    here   at   least,  a  British Columbia river, as yet flowing  entirely  within the borders   of    the  province  from its source in Central  ���������inst   Kootenay,   north  to   the    Big  Bend, whence it fetches a wide sweep  almost   boxing   the   compass   ere   it  turns to roll ils gathered  volume  of  mountain water   down   through   tbe  great   valley   known  as   the   Arrow  lakes.  Just here the mountains have fallen  back as it were to give placo~to the  city, which is rising in the heart of  lhe mountain section of the province,  and the big stream which flows past  tho table land ou which the city,  stands'brings to its doors the vast  resources of the uncut" timber areas  of the upper Columbia valley, as well  as furnishing a natural means of access antl transportation'to that district. To the east the Iliecillewaet  river comes down in torrent style'  froni the gulches of the' Selkirus, and  joins the Columbia just below the city,  fliis stieain with its pent-up power,  born' of" the' mountain streams  which come tuiiibling'-down the narrow gorges, has been laid under tribute to aid in making Revelstoke, _ by  furnishiugthe power which generates  the . electricity which, lights the'  streets, bu>iness houses ands homes of  the city:'"The-power is ta*kea"-from a'  stream iit a point about-a* mile or so  east and right on the line of the * C.  p:r.      r  At Revelstoke are located the O. P.  R. machine shops for the Pacific  division. These shops employ over 200  men. The large railway traffic-of  Revelstokejs shown by'the fact* that  seventeen train crews'run in and out  of tbis cily, making it second only to  Vancouver on tbe western division.  Revelstoke is headquarters for the  superintendent of the "Jlountaia aud  Shuswap division. The company's  payroll is about $00,000 a month, or  between $700,000 and $800,000 a year  disbursed here.  Revelstoke is the junction for the  Arrow head and Kootenay branch line  connecting with the main line, and  serving Arrowhead, the JTish Creek  country, the Lardeau, 180 miles on  the Arrow L'ikes,. and connecting by  steamer to Robi-on with the Crow's  Nest -.Pass Railway, via ' Nelson,  Columbia and Western via Robscn,  and also the Rossland line.  The important fact is to be remembered that, wilh ehe completion bf the  Lardeau Railway, and its connection with tbe Crow's Nest Pass Railway, nil ihrough freight will come via  Revelstoke.  In the Crow's Nest'road the C. P. R.  have the most favorable grade of any  road crossing the continent, and  that grade can be maintained by the  continuation of the line north via  Kootenay Lake and the Lardeau.  Considerable sections'of this_road~are  already biiilt, namely tliose connecting Revelstoke wiih Arrowhead and  Trout Lake with Kootenay Lake.  Cheap freight transportation cannot  be obtained by the prpscnt main line  over the high mountains of the Selkirk and'Rocky Mountains, and the  only way for the C.P.R. to secure  advantage over'its competitors is to  make the present main line with its  unrivalled mountain attractions, the  tourist nnd passenger sections, and  make the Crow's'Nest and the Revelstoke Lardeau line its main freighting  A Short Distance  from   Revelstoke���������Estimated  about One  and a Half Miles in Length  Ideal Spot for Tourists.  KAIEN ISLAND  ONE TERMINUS  (Continued on Page 4).  Bio-Tableaux.  With the presentation of the London. Bioscope Company's entertainment which opens at the Opera House  for,two performances commencing on  Friday, Dec. 30th, theatre goers will  have an" opportunity of witnessing  one of those delightful performances  representing scenes and conditions  familiar to our'own people and times.  Those who paid a visit to the Opeia  House when- th<������ entertainment was  las������ here need not. 'hesitate to go  again. The programme is entitely  new and contains ubat are claimed to  be thc most sensational and realistic  pioductions ever exhibited in this  country. Two fter/is. and there are  hundreds, are said to be well worth  the price of admission.  There will -be pathetic and sensa-'  lional sketches, laughable episodes  nnd a* large number of beautifully  colored films df various Drury. Lane  Pantomines. What is described as  the most "beautiful, and at the same  time most thrilling series ever secured  on the Bioscope is' entitled "Man the  Life-Boat"' showing every phase of  this gallant work. P '    - <-  ���������Everybody should attend the Eagles  Ball, Jan. 2nd.   Tickets $2.  The grandeur of the mountain  scenery in this vicinity is comparatively unknown to the outside  world, the knowledge even of the  residents in the valleys of. this mountain region of the marvellous beauties  of nature which lie at their very doors,  is limited.- For over a quarter of a  century'there have ��������� been locators on  thc townsite of Revelstoke, notwithstanding tbis however it seems almost incredible that, until a few  months ago.it was not known that  within a very short distance_of this  city and about, two niiles from the  main line of the C. P. R. tliere is  possibly the largest cave on - the  American continent.  The discovery of tbis immense cavern -was made last spriug by Mr.  Chas. Deutschinan,,who at that time  informed the Hekaxd of his find and  intimated his intention of further  exploring this big cave with a view to  gaining some knowledge of its dimensions. A few days ,*igo Mr. Deutschinan returned from a second visit to  the .-cave aud gaye the Herald thii  following particulars:  Tbe cave is situated, as before stated,  only two miles from the C. P. R.  track, in a beautiful .park-like valley  of at least three iniles in length and  about ono mile wide. So far as Mr.  Deutscbman's investigations go, tliere  are four entrances.tothe cave, through  thiee of whicli he entered.- - Ali:  Deutschniau estimates-the length of  the cave at, over oue and a half miles,  having- a depth in some places of  nearly 2000 leet."* Tiers of ledges in  the interior of Hhe cave assisted tho  explorer ih hjs descent of-several hundred feet from' the roof. . The cave" is  studdied*-.with.*miIlious of sparkling,  beautifully- shaped-." .-crystals, which  Mr.- Deuts'chhian--declares, are not  quartz but iron'.r" The formation is in  a blue lime rock'aiid'.-the cave has "pi o-  bably been formed :, through''water  action, for., away^dovj-ii^'thi-ough tbe  bottom a"rcn.ring str-iam can be heard.  There are no evidences of any kind to  intimate that the eave lias ever been  visited before. Mr. Deutscb'mau. who  is .well knoujn in tbe district as a  hunter and tourist guide, left on Sunday for Chicago. During his .visit in  that city he will probably bring to the  notice of several parties the beau ties  of this remarkable discovery' among  the mountains, with a view to-making  it a favorite resort for sportsmen and  pleasure seekers.  G. T. P. files Plans for B.C. Terminal���������Land in Indian reserve  ���������Will have to be Purchased  Through Federal Government  Ottawa. Dec. 17.���������Late information  indicates that the Gaand Trunk Pacific  filed plans for two terminals, Kaien  Island being one.  ' The G. T. P. Railway Company,  through its chief engineer, L. R.  Stephens, has filed plans with the  railway department which indicates  that tliu company intends making thu  Pacific coast terminals of the new  transcontinental railway at Port  Simpson, and the Great Lukes terminals at Port Arthur and Fort William,  on Lako Superior. The plans will be  laid before tho minister of railways  for approval next week. Tn the. ease  of Poit. Simpson and Fort William,  tho land desired by the G. T. P., is at  present owned by Indians. The company, in negotiating for its purchase,  will have to deal with tbe Federal.  Government, which holds these lands  in trust for.t-he wards of the nation.  Xmas Groceries j  i  We havo a bigger stock, larger assortment, and finer quality of  necessaries and luxuries for OUR XMAS TRADE than ever before.  Our importations   of   Mediterranean Fruits have arrived earlier  than usual, qualities and values are exceptional.  Layer Raisins,���������Valentin  and   Malagas  and   Sultanas,   Almonds,.  Walnuts, Filberts and Brazil Nuts,   Oranges. Apples, Malaga Grapes,  Cranberries, Choicest Spices, Coffees and Teas.  ALL THE GOOD THINGS  OF LIFE ARE TO BE FOUND IN OUR STORE  OUR GROCERIES need'no recommendation; they sell <;-a their  ���������own merits.' And' their increasing popularity" and our reasonable  prices are doing more than their part in advertising this important  branch of our business.  Such as Imported Olives. Sauces, Salad Dressings and Extracts  .are as good as can be obtained. A dinner with these accessories  tastes ever so much better. '       ���������   "  Big Wrestling Match To-night  The finest exhibition of wrestling  ever witnessed in. the city will take  place iu the Opera nouse tonight,  between Dan McLeod, of Nanaimo,  ex-champion of the world and J. D.  McLennan, of Revelstoke, amateur  champion of British Columbia and the  Maritime Provinces. According to  the terms of tbe match McLeod undertakes to throw McLennan four times  in one hour of actual wrestling. Both  men'are in excellent condition and a  clean, refined oxibition of this noble  art is assured. Time will be called at  8:30 sharp. Admission $1 and 75c.  Seats will be reserved for ladies who  are cordially invited to attend.  Japanese Are Elated  Tokio, Dec. 20.*���������All Japan is to-day  ringing with pi aise of Geneial Same-  jima, as tbe hero of the assault on  Keekwan Mountain fort. It is conceded that his heroism inspired his  men and turned-b threatened disaster  int���������> a splendid victory.  Headquarters of I be Third Japanese  Army, viiiKnsan, Dec. 20.���������The capture ot ������he Norlh Keekwan Mountain  fort was a brilliant spectacle. For  weeks tbe Japanese bad' been tunneling two shafts -10 feet in length with  folic branches. Tbey laid seven mines  which were exploded on the llth. Tbe  two -attacking parlies composed of  volunteers and those.* participating in  the fiist attempt vowed to capture  the" fort or die. The soldiers of the  first force were distinguished by red.  badges. Tbey remained in the in oat  during the explosion'of'.the mines,  having chavgedprematurely and many  were.killed by, the debris. The second  body'of assaulters distinguished-by  white badges, was prevented from  charging immediately,: the mouths of  the shafts having been filled with  debris.  The explosion made two large rents  in the huge walls through wliich the  assaulters charged, winning tbe trenches in front of the walls and killing  the remainder of tho garrison in the  rear of the forts,  PROMPT DELIVERY  Is almost as important to the successful Grocery as the quality  of the goods it sells. We will call for your order and deliver the  goods just as if you selected them yourself.  CHINA AND GHASSWARE DEPARTMENT  AVe arc showing a small but very choice lot of some of the very  latest goods in China and Glassware. This is a special importation  ���������and comprises varities'not usually shown.  All varieties of Fresh Vegetables on hand.  Oats Feed Wheat, .Shorts, Bran and Chop Feed.  ournTbros.  ���������CBS I  The   Belgium   Exhibit.  Already a number of ore samples  from the Big Bend district have been  left at the Heraxd office for Mi'. J. A.  Darragh who, on his return from the  Eastern States, will have them properly labelled and forwarded to Ottawa to, form a part of the " British  Columbia ore exhibit to be sent to  Belgium for exhibition. Miners are  requested to make a note of this and  send in samples from tlie Ludeaii  ami Big Bend districts. Tbis will be a  splendid .opportunity lo ailvei tise the  high grade uie ri-soiuces of these I wo  famous di-.tiie.ts, and the cost to the  miners is praetic'illy nothing more  than forwaiiling samples to the IIKHALI) at Revelstoke.  ty ty ty ty ty tytytytytytytytytyty ty ty ty tyty ty ty ty ty ty ty  1  IS YOU BEST OPPORTUNITY  TO   BUY   WHAT   YOU   NEED  WE ARE DISPLAYING GOODS OF AN  ENIIMir NEW STYLE  Our.Hats, Tics, Clothes, Boots, Shoes, Rubber  Goods and. Underwear are of the very Finest Quality  and the Prices are Low. Don't forget to call as you  pass Our Store.  WE (AN DRESS YOU AS YOU SHOULD  BE PROPERLY DRESSED  COME IN AND SEE  FOR  YOURSELF  j.a. macdonaldTThe clothier  Successor to Macdonald & Monteith  UP-TO-DATE CLOTHIERS AND FURNISHERS  FIT-REFORM CLOTHING WARDROBE, FIRST STREET  f tytyty ty ty ty ty tytyty tyty tyty ty ty ty ty ty 'fr 'fr Qytytyty  THE LEADINC STORE  j  Our Stock is the  Largest, Cheapest, ami the Best Selected  For Fail Purchasers  DRESS   GOODS  Here, we have taken particular pains to be next to the London  antl Paris fashions antl can show you Goods which Dame Fashion  are right.  LADY'S   CLOTH  says  In the,Leading Colors���������Green, Brown, Blue, Red and Black,  with Lighter and Darker Shades for Strapping, will be found among  the most Fashionable Dresses this fall. '  TWEED   SUITINGS  We have some Trade "Winners in all Dark' and Lighter. Shades  of Imported Scotch Tweeds at very low Prices. -' Drop us a note  and we will be pleased to send samples. , - ;  FOR,EVENING   WEAR  i    '  Among the Leading Shades shown this Season in Voiles, Silk  Wraps. Eolienne and" Crepe de Chene of which we have a nice range  to choose from.  DRESS   TRIMMINGS  .In this Line we have everything to be found in the Very Latest  Tashions. .'���������***" .  MEN'S   WEAR   DEPARTMENT  We have just taken into Stock a New Supplvof Clothing, Hats  and Caps, Sweaters, Shirts, Tie*?, Underwear antl Boots and Shoes.  An Inspection of these Lines will convince you of ther Unequalled  Values.  PAY   THE   STORE   A  VISIT  Whether you buy or not we will be (-leased to give you any  Information you desire aliout our New Stock.  DRE8SMAKINC DEPARTMENT NOW IN FULL SWINC FOR FALL0RDER8  W. J. GEORGE, esse?  MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.  IDEAL HOLIDAY PRESENTS  FOR THE HOME CLUB OR DEN  Cigar Cases  Tobacco Jars  Pipes, Cigars and  Cigarette Holders  The Only First-CIass Cigar Store in the City.  TOBACCONISTS BRO^TN'S MNFECTIOHEBS  GOOD GOODS.  II  if  ip a4*-H-l"l-H^M4*4^*^MHH^l**t-  My Rival's  Finger=Ring  ;*  VH*"H-*-H-*-I---W*--f^  "Then you positively rodise to  ���������stand up against mc? Tho match is  .void?"-  "Exactly; I'll pay tlie forfeit," I  replied, after a moment's pan,so ol  hesitation. Conscious of staring, incredulous eyes, I was not going - to  allow anyone to grasp how keen was  the menial struggle. Hardest of all  to bear was tho broadening sneer of  J ngo Ponson. this swaggering wrestler from Southern America, wh'o had  haunted my public performances and  been so eager to make a match' for  three bouts, choice of styles to be  mine.  "Very curious! Tlien those representatives of the public arc to understand that, after accepting my challenge, you think it wisest to withdraw? You will not wrestle with  mc under any terms whatever? Ru-  .thcr a pity yon did not save these  gentlemen the trouble of advertising  th'eir purse of ������500. Not precisely a  ���������sum to be snapped up every day���������except by men in the first flight; and I  understand ypu - aro comparatively  fresh from the Dales, while I "ami���������cr  ���������what you call, over here an unknown quantity. Well, gentlemen, all  is ovcr!" The Hugo, sneering, swarthy fellow turned "with* a. 'theatrical  wave of his hei-inged hand. '.'Mr.  'Jim Lockyer prefers-to elbow me but  of his sensational rush to "th'c world's  championship!"  "Quite rig'ht; for" once I take a  pleasure in breaking my word."_ I  said it between set tcctli, throw  "down the pen finally, and "was upon  my feet. ' ���������- ������������������.-*...  A moment of stupefied silence, broken by the rather., icy .voice of the  cliief sporting editor, in wliosc sanc-  .tum wo faced each, other.   ' --  "H'm! Mr. Lockycr is fully entitled to his decis*ion, even though' ox-  pressed in a manner scarcely complimentary to the newspaper and proprietors I represent. There is a  mystery, bnt not one for us to probo.  At the same time tlie public is exceptionally interested, and some ex-  I*lonation of the fiasco will assuredly  bo expected. Shall we bc believed if  wc say th'at Mr. Jim Lockyer, notoriously modest as capable, hardly  realizes his market value, nnd is. tlis*-  trusting his own powers in the pro-  sent case?"  Ordinarily cool, I-felt my nock flame  ns J ago Ponson's deep-throated  laugli followed that sarcastic pause.  The truth of it, tlio inner meaning  of my : dramatic refusal tliat day,  surged 11 j), and t-hon on the wall opposite seemed, to flash two .vivid pictures: Lho poster that wa.s to announce my match with th'o giant  from Southern America, and that  hnd scorned likely to crown my fame,  and beside it the pale, imploring faco  of a woman���������Kitty's face. No! 1  would keep my silence. I could net  expect them, as men of thc,world, to  credit a single syllable.  I pointed to Jago' I'onson. My  voico sounded  thick and  unreal.  "I shall contradict noUhing tliat-  this man chooses to say outside. . I  have a reason, but not one for tho  public ear. Some other day���������not far  distant, perhaps���������I may take up his  challenge."  A minuto later I had'stepped from  the handsome buildiDg. Five hundred pounds and a sido stake-^  thrown away! Was I mad? 1 could  throw him. I had felt cure from the  first, despite the vague talk of liis  .toadying supporters. I had disliked  the man instinctively, especially as  he avoided coming to direct grips  wiih - other -.. .-.trformers --of proved  ability anxious to test him; but I  wanted money.". I wanted. Kitty! No  one knew; not-even lier father,* who  watched so jealously to prevent "-his  daughter losing" her heart to any mail  not approved* by. himself; but 1 meant  to marry Kitty.  I was mad���������yes'     In  t'he rush   and  roar of the street I paused.    1 heard  The    echo    of  Jago  "Ponson's     laugli  still; the crowd seemed  to stare with  ^contemptuous  Kitty's    mysterious note!.       What  could it mean?  ���������'Jim,  darling,  if you lovo me,    do  not sign to wrestle with Jago Pon-  son.    I doro not say more, even if I  could.     Let  thc match go  I entreat  you.    If you hesitate, think of    the  woman   who   loves  you   for   yourself,  and not for fame or money.���������Kitty."  I crushed up the scrap of    paper. I  would know at once.    She would ho  crossing  tlie park on a  daily    cranid  just  ahout    dusk���������the only  timo    I  could bo sure of seeing her   without  fear of discovery.    In less than     an  ���������hour I was    there,  watching breathlessly     every  figuro     on     the  gravel  path's.    There  sho came at last,  her  face palo and  troubled.    .Awl  now  I  had  drawn lior back  into  tho     shadows of some trees and gripped   her  little liands, and was searching    thc  startled brown eyes.  "Don't ask me,"  sho whispered   nf  once.     "I could not  tell  you  why I  wrote thnt. '  Sonic day you will understand.    To-day you miist trust   a  woman's    instinct.      Thank Heaven,  you-.have done so!"  "But���������but why bar tlio man I fear  loast of any I"cver met?    What   can  you possibly know of him?    Foreign  reports of triumphs* arc notliing!~You  can only havo Heard your fatlicr    or  myself refer to him casually   as   an  uncracked      nut. Surely ^ I    may  know?"  'Trust me," sh'o repeated,  strangely   quiet,      "Don't    match    yourself  against'   ���������Ufat'Vman,.. whatever     hap*-'  pons. Promise!" And a sudden determined impulse took;me.*  "I'll promise," I said,'."if you will  break through-your fcaiv of   a ��������� stern  refusal and.let mo; ask your, father's  consent tb -our being 'married. Why-  hot*?.    You loathe this secrecy;     why  should lie object, if" I can 'support  you honorably?    Why should     I   not  speak out,  Kitty?" c  "You.don't know him aS-as.I do,"  sh'o wliispeiVr. "Hc would step between us instantly.    He���������h'o "  It trailed off.-- It was one more bit  0/"misery, maddening to-a man who  wished' to prbv'o himseli' worthy of  her.  - "Nonsense!" I laughed- ."How can  w'e judge liim if he does not dream  of the truth yet? I say yes!���������I'll go  straight back with you, anld speak  to him as a man. Tlien wo shall  know liow to act. I'have a perfect  rigiit to ask; I claim it���������now!"  Sho was awed, silenced. It was  just dark as we reached tlio house,  and my own heart was beating heavily at thc thought that to-night  might decide all. A light had just  blasted out in th'o upper sitting-room.  Kitty's liand shook upon mine.  "lie lias come liome. Tlio servant  i.s out, but I can let you in, .if���������if  you must. Go straight up the stairs  antl knock at th'o (ioor fa-cing you.  No; I will wait out here. Think  twice, Jim, before yoii say a word"  tlint co^inot  bo recalled!"  Just the touch' of her lips on my  check, and tlien the key liad turned.  I. went up-thc stairs without a mo-:  ment's' pause, merely noting vaguely  that the appointments of the house  seemed strangely meagre nnd shabby.  And then of a sudden 1 stood stone-,  still. Air. Mathioson was not alone  in that room. A hum of voices came  through"; and ono���������could I bo dreaming it?���������was tlie slow,- significant  voice.of the man I 'had faced but two  hours ago. ��������� It was Jago Ponson,  tlio soventocn-stone wrestler, wiio  claimed to Kayo thrown nine-tenths  of the Western' Hemisphere's picked  men:    Hero!  "Ami so tliere it stands," came liis  deep sneer. "I'm still hoping to got  tlio match' on, by pricking his pride  in public. I'm a man of my word���������  and you're a man buried in debts. I've  no ready-money here, ns I told you,  although I 'have property on tho  otiier side that will make your   girl  son's 'facc.     jfo  was  smiling.0  Thon,  ing the lighted window.    I spoke just  the fow quiet words.  "I have not seen him. dearest. Say  nothing; bo surprised at nothing.  Trust me, as 1* wus willing to trust  you!"  An hour later I liad sent two telegrams, one to tlie ofllco of tha  "Sporting Tribune:' and another to  Jago Ponson at his club, challenging  him to meet me at th'o office, with a  view to business only.  Hu came. Satisfied that hc was  serenly delighted, I said nothing except that reflection ancl a glanco at  the evening papers had changed my  mind, if tho purse was still offered.lt  was. Wlien Ponson carelessly inquired if I had chose to hack my  chance for a orivate stake of ������.200 a  side, I appeared to hesitate uneasily,  and tlien closed with tho suggestion  in a seeming spasm of bravado. Next  morning all tlio newspapers announced th'at, after preliminary hitches,  Jim Lockycr from the Dales had been  fo'rmnlly matched against Jago Ponson for thc best of a tliroc-bout contest under  Cumberland rules.  What tho public did not know was  that it wns to bc a Wrestle for a  wifo!  A fortnight to go. The days pass'-'  ed in seeming quiet, but tlio struggle  was already in progress secretly. Day  and night my rooms wero watched  and my movements tracked, but I  was forewarned and gavo no chance.  What it nil meant, the inner truth  of the schohie, did hot reveal itself  until tho night before the contest. ���������  I was alone,. oWlien there camo -a  ring at the bell.,, Ponson himself,  with his seconds, came to confer* in*-  on some trivial point. Balked so  far, had ho hoped, as ��������� a last resource, to introduce some drug into  my food? I watched narrowly. No,  go. I saw tho giant's sinstor face  go yellow. Ho had gripped my hand  and held it for a momont. A strange  th'rfll of prescience ran through me  as I felt that tiny prick as of a needle-point.. Uy a mighty effort I kept  my countenance, and the door closed  upon tliem. I stared at my hand,  but could sec nothing. Yet AT was  certain. Thero was a doctor living  close by. I sprang out���������just in time.  A swift examination through a mag-  nifying-glass, and then liis lancet had  cut from the flesh ono microscopic  'drop of a su.btlc Chilian poison, th'c  elTect of which would have boon to  deaded my volition for a spaco of at  least forty-eight hours. I was saved  by a margin of seconds. ''-..''���������  Tlio tiny needle-point in Ponson's  ring had done it. Coinci'dentally,  too, next morning's papers stated  tliat the odds against my winning  were lengthening inexplicably, and  that Ponson's ..party were wagering  immense sums ' upon tlieir man. I  could afford to-smile; my own seconds  were quietly absorbing those same  odds on my behalf. Yes! I kissed  Kitty's pale lips that night with a  supremo conviction that our .love  need not be kej-f a secret much longer!  ��������� #*������-������*  No need to describe in detail all tho  excitement concentrated that night of  nights into, the space of a few minutes. Almost everyone, knows what  happened and liow fatefully certain it  seemed to the vast audience that I  had met my Waterloo in Ponson,  "The Western Terror." Had not thc  rumors of my breakdown been circu-  loling. all that" clay? Did not Ponson" as lie strode on to the carpet,  look the incarnation of contemptuous  triumph, while it was marked that  my appearance went to justify the  rumors that I feared  the result?  Yes, up to the very crucial moment. And then���������what a transformation electrified the audience! As the  whistle thrilled out and we shook  hands, I looked once into Jago  Pon-  ���������gfr <���������������������������*g*6������-t������������*g*g<������*6<<������'*6-g*g^j-.,  AbOUt the I;  ....House **  made soft and while by washing  them through a warm pearlino suds  and then rinsing carefully, but tlhoy  should be well shaken to free them  from dhist and lint beforo thoy are  put in tho suds. Aftor they have  been washed and dried,  tack a strip  WHY THE LEAVES TTTR.N.  Provision    is    Made by Trees   for  Winter Rest.  When   tho     loaves  begin     to  turn,  most of the people who admire   the  a rich woman some day. Thnt stake  of ������500���������and more, if possible��������� I  hand over to yon if I can marry  your girl. And I'm square, but  deadlywhen- balked."--  "She wouldn't listen, q-uiet and  lovable as you see her." came old  Matliieson's dull, hopeless voice ���������  tho voice of the tempted man. "J  owe  far  more     than  that,   bur.     she  wouldn't "  -'.'She would!     I liked hor at sight.  in the utter, silence, he played almost carelessly for U:e neck-lock���������  played as a cat might do with a  mouse. He had got it. already; a  twist ' of his    huge trunk arid  I  was'  down. He half paused, turning with n������Wed"7o"rcmWn in tlio soot in which  a smile as t'hat gasp went up; from ljt waR cookc6 wiU-o-.t being remov-  the.crowd.' And then- t'iicn. in a ^ from tn(J vy> to ���������.,*,*<.*, ��������� -iulc  flash*of time, as the papers said, the hot  vrnu,r  may  *',,  ulUlo(*   whcn     ru_  DOMESTIC  RECIPES.  ���������Preserved Quinces.���������Pare and coro  th'e fruit, dropping it as prepared into cold water. Wlion all nro pared  drain and weigh tliem. Put into a  kettle, cover with boiling water, stew  till a straw will pierce them cosily;  then, with a skimmer, remove tliom  to a largo dish, avoiding breaking  tlie pieces. Make a syrup witli three-  quarters of a pound of sugar untl  ono cup of tho water in whicli th'o  quinces were cooked to each pound of  fruit. Boil nnd skim tliis until it  is a rich syrup; put th'c quinces in it  and cook, vcry slowly, till they aro  clear. Preserves made this way are  delicious and not at all like tho  tough "cliippy" quince prepared  without tlie previous cooking or  cooked with tho sugar. Ono can add  ono-h'alf sweet-apple (cooking the two  fruits separately tho first time) and  tho preserve will bo much moro de-  licato tlian if all quince.  Quince Marmalade.���������For tliis tlio  inijvcrfect quarters of tlie fruit cut  tor preserves can bo used. Prepare  tlio fruit as directed, above, -only using as little water as will cook it.  When thoroughly soft, add tlio sugar,  allowing thrcc*-fourtlis of a'ppuridj to  a pound of~fruit. Cook till a..homogeneous mass, not too thick, for  marmalade should* .not ho "cheesy."  One should have an asbestos mat to  put under the kettle, ns marmalade  burns easily. A considerable proportion of sweet-apple can be used to  advantage  witli  the  quinces.  Quince Jolly.���������This is generally  made of 'tlie parings antl cores of tho  quinces. The jelly is bolter flavored  if the seeds are removed. Cover thc  parings witli water and cook till tender," nnd strain tho juico in tho usual  wny. Boil tho juice twenty minutes,  then measure and to each pint allow  a scant pound of sugar. Lot boil  up after tlie sugar is added and fill  into the glasses.  Scotch Shortcake.���������Scotch shortcake is made tlius, when a simple  desert is wanted: Make an ordinary  cookie dough, flavoring witli oilher  lemon or vanilla, and cut into forms.  Butter each' lightly and sprinkle with  tlie candied seeds' of various colors  obtainable at thu confectioner's. Bake  in cookie tins and servo hot or cold.  '���������"Stowed Fish".���������Slow" ' any 'of the  while-flc-h'ed fishes Willi sliced ^carrots, turnips and onions, a bit of  celery root and parsley until rather  tender. Then strain out all vegetables from tlie cooking water; add  one-half cup of while wino vinegar*  (for each pound of lish); also sliced  and pared lemons in the samo proportion. Lot the flsh finish stewing  and lift it out carefully on a platter.  Add the beaten yolks of egg tc the  liquid, stirring cart-fully to prevent  curdling, until a th'in custard has  been formed. Threw tliis ovcr fisli.  Simmered Fowl.���������No matter how  tougli or hopeless a fowl mny seem  roast it first to give the meat a  flavor. This must be done slowly  and. carefully, hasting at frequent intervals. Wlien it is nicely colored,  split down the back and lay it flat  iii covered ham boiler. Pour in all  tlio gravy from tlie roasting pan and  rinse same well with an equal quantity of hot water. Add a liberal  helping of canned tomatoes to gravy-  and dot the surface of tho fowl here  and there with tiny bits of onion.  When these liavo become roasted,  dredge wilh four hours of simmering.  A fowl thus prepared will keep a  week, and whil-s it tastes delicious  cold, does not. betray the least warmed over taste when healed .tlirough.  It  should   bo   kept   covered   and    al  of soft    muslin    across    the blanket .beauty    of    tho  woods   then       say.  over tlie end that comes next to tho  head and tlio blanket may be kopt  clean twice as long.  HOUSEHOLD  HINTS.  Somebody lias discovered that if  warm water is used to " spri'aklo  starched  clothes  they  will  bo stiller.  Boots, a digestible and also nourishing vegetable, require from ten to  fifteen minutes longer in cooking than  potatoes.  An impoverished double boiler mny  bo mnde of a kettle, a small pail and  tho top of a tin fruit can witli a  hole in it. Place tlio tin in tlio kettle, set th'o pail on it, fill Jip witli  boiling water,  and  "thoro you arc!"  Macaroni, whether used with cheese,  tomatoes or soups ami broths, should  bo cooked thirty minutes in boiling  salted water flrst. Keep boiling constantly, then drain and drop into  cold water to whiten. It is then  ready for uso with tlio ch'eoso, etc,  Water, says a culinary authority,  ������h'ould not* bo used to baste moat. It  toughens it, whereas hot fnt makes  it tender. If there is not enough fat  in tho meat to provide material for  basting, heat'* some fat very-hot and  baste the meat; 'there will then bo  enough in tho pan for th'o purpose.'    .  Pretty rag rugs ard made by'��������� preparing the rags asior carpet,-.'color*:  ing'tliom all one color, as .green';', or  brown,' and haying tlieni Woven���������'���������':'* in  tho desired lengths, "lly'. listing-a colored wnrp a contrast in color may ho  obtained. ".  tables   were   turned,  feet  ns   by  a   miracle,  opponent's   vast   bulk  rny  I was on my  and had my  swaying     side-  quired.  and.she knows it; only-your" iffflucnce j w.v.-s across    rny  hip.     Hestruggled  i.s wanted.     1  imagine it's a fair and [desperately,  horribly, sor-ining to  rea-  good business offer.    Why, your little ,-jZo his mistake:    the merest instant  financial crash means her misery into iwinikl do  it.  rtho=b-nTga-in*-==-Ito^^  and sign  the  contract���������yes!        Crush'  flection!" I vile    ninchinntions     lo    win     her  hy  him, and lay the cheque for ������500 at | "But why must it be with* Jim i tempting her father; I thought of  'Kitty's feet! And thon I felt my j Lockyer? Thero are scores of wrest.-*(|,c ,,,.���������/,. iU slake. And then, with  fingers clo>-������ upon  flTat  slip of paper]lers������������������" |an  e.Tort  tlint     I  could  never     equal  in iny pocket. With a thrill I strodi* Tho deep, sneering lnugli broke in-| again, I hm! swurnr liim hi������h in space  awny, only to pause again in the "Quito so. That's another Ilttlo |nn,| f|-itshi-d him down to the mat.  first .|uiet doorway nnd realize again ]affair altogether. T could get. 'on' j ���������-,-. f,.]| fn,,.,* uppermost wilh n crush,  the- strange-words'Kitty had penned. 1 with plenty, but tliat was the only Doth ; boulders hail touched nml wore  ���������I 11st in time they had reached me.       -good purso going jusl now thnt suit- j pin-K.(| down;  but rtint did  not signi-  "Jiin,   darling,   if you   love ine,  dojed   me.     You   see.   the  critics     fnncyify      -���������*,, *ay f.,iito still,   not " jhim,  nnrl   defeat  would  he rather     n JincrodulouF.        Wlien   nt    ,...- , ..   .  A  big     shadow     fell    past.     ine.     I   good lead-on for  Jago  I'onson.   Why? j whistle .<-nnndi-d his seconds were seen 'sweet "oil,  and a good polish for  var-  ,  nished     furniture  is  equal   parts     of  swerved,  past.     ine.  to  mr.i.-L lhe sinister eyes  HINTS FOR FALL  CLEASISG.  Tlie common kerosene oil is of inestimable value in house ..-leaning, as  it will help to clean furniture, wood-  worJc,~IJnuleun'L-orl-_oilclQ_th; and rot-  ten stone made inlo a paste with  kerosen,* is all that is required for  polishing brass that simply needs  brightening. Use equal parts of vinegar ond korosr-Tio for cleaning linoleum and oil-cloth, and It not only  removes the dirt but leaves a glossy   surface,..  Finger    triurks   will   KomoUmes    dls-  whito    dazed   jnpp-wir from furniture if tliey arc rub-  li-netb      thi-Ibed   with  a   bit  of flannel   dipped      in  Jago Ponson.     Had he followed     me j forget  to drive home his taunts with a pur-j'gate.'  of ;This Lockyer's  a coming man,  don't i,0   h0  whimpering   wildly.     A'mim-U  pose?    His swarthy face leered c!os*r>.  "Something good therr.*? Hn, ha!  So we are 10 meet again���������even if not  on the boards to a crowded  house!".  "We may yet, if your claims ' are  not proved spurious in tlie meantime.  C!ood-day!"  I went to stride on. Next instant,  if that crushing grip on my shoulder  went for anything, I realized at least  that the man possessed brute  strength' of a rare order. His hot  ���������*!>reath was puffed in my face.  "You're a cur! a coward! Thc  news shall stir up moro excitement  thon the match would have done ���������  trust   mo!"  My arm had swung up, but lie was  ���������strolling away, people pausing to  glance back ot his breadth of limb.  Poohj The fellow wns typical of a  liullying, blustering class, th'at would  soon be discredited by the wrestling  fraternity. What was it thnt old  Mathieson, Kitty's father, liad seen  in the man to tolerate anil even appreciate? It seemed only a few  month's since I had seen Mr. Matliie-  son, an old athlete himself, introduced to thi* loud-voiced exponent; and  on tlie spit I had somehow doubted  the bone-fiaes   and     there'll     be  a   startling  Som.''th'ing  more,  if you  enre  to hear it. You've boon blind: my  eyes pooled almost the moment I  landed here and saw your girl. He's  after her. Exactly���������this same Lockyer. For that nnd other reasons he's  the man 1 want to bring tlown. He  meets hcr in secrot. Suppose he ran  off with' her? 'Dint means another  blow for you. doesn't it? I don't do  things like that.    I'm square!"  A spell of eloquent silence. Craning  there, I could picture old Mnthieson  staring into tho swarthy face, hesitating to-ally himself find, his daughter  to a man whose scheme seemed unfathomable., and then came his husky  voice:���������  "You're sure ot whnt you sny? T  suspostcd it. Five 'hundred for my  promise, you say? But���������but how if  you lost the match? Whnt possible  guarantee "  "I slinll not. lose," were. the. lost  strange,-slow words T caught. "You  won't understand; you needn't try;  leave it to me. I shall win the first  two falls. Put every fnrthing you  can raise upon Jago Ponson for tliat  match!"  And thon I was creeping back down  the stairs, perfectly cool ami calm  now.    Kitty stood out tliere,  watrli-  more. nn-.l it was announced that Jn-ivi"*^ar.  swc'-'t oil and spirits of tur-  go  ronsiin   ivfnsnd   to  ronton  the r���������-jpontine; but if very soiled   the    furni-  maining bouts���������nnd Jim Lockyer 'had Iture  won.    The mad shout that went upi���������  may I never forgot, it!  But whnt was all th'at. to the moment when my drea.m wan realized and  T stood face to face with Kitty's father, and placed in his trembling  h'nn/ls tlie cheque���������most concrete  proof that my love for his daughter  was equal to a sa-crilico? He stared  slnnunereil; h'e could not believe; but  a few words and a silent haml-grip  showed him how near h'e had been to  giving up his girl to a scoundrel in  ve.neer.  Ves, we. were doubly' h'nppy th'at,  nigh't. For it, was like, the real dawn  of our lov:   after  long  darkness.  And so I. Wrestled for my wife.  And so T  won  her!���������London  Tit-Bits.  Smith���������"T. am thr; most reasonable  man on eartli." Jones���������"Then why  do you always insist on having your  own way?" Smith'���������"Because li.'s thn  most,  reasonable one."  Miss A. (pointedly)���������"None hut the.  brave, ���������'MV.-iH.-, deserve the fair." Mr.  II.���������".Voile but tlio brave can live  with' si-me of thcm."**  sliould be washed first with  warm suds and tlien rubbed dry with  a soft cloth. Soiled wool may be  brightened with crude petroleiun. rubbing hard with' a woolen cloth, and  afterwards  rubbing   dry.  To clean white wood work, just  rub with a soft, dry cloth nnd then  with soft water mid whiting; wood  with a varnished finish should be  cleaned with' weak tea, ar.d polished  with a, mixture of one part olive oil  and two parts vinegar.  If your carpel is beginning to show  wear and look dingy, change tho  breadth's from l.ho centre to Uie'Hides;  aod if the carpet needs cleaning, tack  it to a clean floor and scrub it with  a lather of soap bark, then rinse with  clear, warm water, and rnh ns dry  ns possible with soft, dry cloth's nnd  leave, on the floor until perfectly dry,  then the crirpet can be lifted and the  paper   placed   underneath.  When blankets begin to wear, tlioy  can be cul th'.rougih tho cen Ire, th'o  sides whipped together untl the edges  hemmed. Partly worn sheets enn be  renowed in lhe stimo way. .Both t'ho  cotton' anid"weoleri blankets should  bo washed while thoy can ho dried in  th'c warm sunshino and  they can be  RULES  FOU HUSBANDS.  If your wifo frowns at you, smilo  at lier.  If slio smiles at you laugh With hcr.  If sho is angry soothe her.  If slie is gracioiTs thank lier.  If slio is wise praise h'er.  If she i.s  economical  commend  lier.  If she i.s extravagant explain to  h'er.  If . slio sacrifice lior pleasures for  you bo generous with her.  If sho is  beautiful  appreciate    her.  If slio cooks well compliment h'er.  If sho is lonely slay liome with lier.  If she is tired tend hcr.  If slioidoubls you be frank with hor.  If sho grieves be tender Willi lier.  Jf slie is hysterical ignore lier.  If slie is fliglpty be firm witli h'er.  If she is good adoro her.   ���������*���������- T     '     .,  NOTES   FROM'"JAPAN.  What Is  Going   on  in the Land of  the  Eising  Sun.    ���������  Japan has established hor ur to,  date system of education iii Formosa'  with much success.    . "- :  The Japanese Covornincnt is in tho  market for a number of locomotives.  The rico crop prospect-in Japan is  good, ll is nearly 13,000,000 bushels in excess of tho average crop of  200,0011,000 million bushels.  Tho Japanese Marino Association  will form a volunteer fleet of auxiliary cruisers.  Canada is . pushing for sales in  Japan. Consuls aro being appointed  with authority to pay for early statistical information. Sample rooms  will bu attached to the 'consulates.  Japanese products will bc exhibited  in commercial museums in -Canada. "'  . Japan's foreign trade, for the eight  months ended Aug. 31 Inst, amounted to S2J 2,000,000, an increusc of  .S9,500,000 over the samo months of  1903. The export of gold has moderated considerably,-but the import  of silver increased from $1,130,000  to SO,585,000, by the requirements  of tho army in the field.  During August tho Japanese banks  allowed from 5.5 to 5.9 por cent,  intores'. on deposits, and charged  from 7.9 to 9.1 por- cent, interest  on loans. l,t is evident that banking in-Jnpnn* i.s profitable.  Japanese cotton mill owners are  enlarging .thoir "plants to meet tho  increased' Chinese demand for Japanese  cotton  manufactures.  During l.SUil, 1,548 vessels of 2,-  638,493 aggrogoto, tonnage entered  tho port of Nagasaki, Japan, but  only 35, of 140,931 .tonnage, flew tho  Stnrs nnd Strips. Japanese ves-  sols^mado^up-half^tiio^totaWnumboiL.  and -one-third the total tonnage,  llritish ships woro 309, of 820,950  tonnage.     Wc aro barely in it.  'I'he new harbor at Osaka was  opened in July. The first two vessels to arrive wore British, as usual.  Largo warehouses for the storngo of  cargoes hnvo been orccted.  A syndicate in Osaka is organizing  a seed oil manufacturing trust.  Of thc '107 savings bnnks in Japan  only one is foreign. Of tho 1,799 ordinary banks only four are foreign.  In Jnpan every dishonored ."hock  or note is publicly gnzcttcd, consequently very few aro dishonored; iii  Tokio. for instance, with its 1,500,-  000 population, only 46 per month  during the year-ended May last.  "The whole conduct of* the Japanese shows them to be a people generous and easy, - but bold and desperate in their resolutions."'; Voltaire  wrote this 1.50.-years ngo, -but it is  as true to-day as it was then.  By Sept. 2 the Widows and Orphans' Fund raised by the Japanese  colony in London had reached ?100,-  000.  'How wonderful!" novor wonder  whut it is that changes tho green  into tlio splendid glowing tints of  autumn.  Ask nine persons out of ten, and  if they hazard a guess at all they  will probably say that tho frost- has  tinted tlio loaves. But t'ho frost has  nothing to do with it. Leaves colored by a frost look quite dilferent  from loaves colored in tlio duo  course of nature.  Tho coloring of tho loaves is duo  to a genuine preparation for' winter  which goes on among tho trees and  shrubs, just as it does in the animal  world.  Th'e loaves, as you know, nro tlio  feeders of tho trees. Now, as the  autumn arrives and th'o time approaches wlion the loaves must suspend their functions, thoro is a groat  h'urry in the arteries and veins of  the plants to extract all tho nouris-h-  ment that is left, and to etore it  nwny deep in tho trunk and branches,  to stay there through' thc timo of  frost and snow.  This increased activity, whicli sets  nil tlio tiny pumps or cells working  fro*ii_ i'qqt. ..to crown, extracts .the  matter from the'leaves which -is  known as chlorophyll?, and which  serves to give th'e^loaves tlieir bright  greeiiV.colors. All .the albumen and.  starches "in the. leaves tire- changed  into'.liquid 'atHliis time an'd.punipod'  busily into tlie storage, houses uh-.  dor' the bark,-' -wliero thoy are'/preserved, safo aiid sound, till the following spring, -wlien tliey furnish food  for now leaves and sprouts.  The most prominent color of an  autumn scene is * yellow. Tliis yellow is caused by waste matter���������  stuff that is , left behind as useless  when t'ho little'pumps take in th'o material th'at makos'ihe green color; and  crystals of lime that wero left when  tho chemical factories of thc plant  turned tho albumen inlo liquid so it  could bo pumped, nlso help to make  the yellow.  To change the starchy matter into  sweet liquid, another chemical process is used, and as it does not sue-[  ceod well if the light is too strong,  thc plants manufacture a curious  substance, whicli turns red the moment it touches "any of tho ninny  acids that exist in almost all leaves.  Thus, the rod, yellow and orange  colors of tlie autumn woods arc anything except more tricks of nature  intended only to .delight. As everybody knows, tliose tints are especially powerful for resisting thc passage of Wic sun's rnys... J-'urthcrmore,  thoy liavo tlio properly' of changing  light into beat. This heat again  spurs ull the plant's cells lo t new  activity, so"'tlio auttniui foliago" of'  th'c-woods is'.by no means a sign���������.of  sleep. 11, is tiien tlint the chemical  laboratories aro at their most feverish toil.   1   BRITAIN'S SENTRY BIGS  FORTIFIED SUPPLY AND  COAL-  V?i> ^STATIONS.  How; We  Aro  Protected From  the*  Enemy in Tarious Parts  of the World.  Tho question of coaling stations ls  a vital one for an occeanic empire,  such as ours. So long as coal is  so absolute a necessity, .wc must have  a sufficient number of places on all  our great ocean highways whero it  may be stored in su-fllcicnt quantities,  says Pearson's Weekly.  Those "sentry-boxes" in tlie oconn  must, therefore, bo secured nguins*to  hostile attack, and must bo moro or.  less strongly fortified and well garrisoned, so that in time of war tliey  can tako enre of thomuolvcs. Every  "sentry-box," or coaling station.*  must liave ils own military defence  independent of the Navy, untl proportionate to its importance and to  the kind of attack thut can bo made*  upon it.  After tlio first shot has been fired,  every  "sentry-box"  must  protect  it- *  self ns best it can against any Hostile cruisers  or  squadrons, that  may  ovadc our Hoots.       Our  coaling  stations,     though     isolated,   are  really  much safer thun those on tlie    margins of tho Continents*, against whichl  strong-land forces niig'hf be directed.".*  "Lord "'Bra'ssey's    "Naval   Annual"  lays down two. axioms; -v(l)  Not. to  .  establish coall.ig%   stations yh    .Continental positions: if we can ; help; If;  '{���������2)?:!th'������*    nearer  :*.a coaling,, station, ._  though onv'*a 'island,', Js. to ''the    chief   ^  base of, a powerful oiiemy,: tlio larger,  must its garrison bo;  Th'o possession of many fortified  supply and cooling" stations is not/  nn v/amixed blessing. In peace, they  are costly; in war, garrisons and  cruisers .arc'" locked up that tlioy  might be much more usefully env  ployed in taking part' in direct attacks on the enemy's  LAND Oil SKA FORCES.  A  LAND   OF FLOWING SILK.  A Treveller's   Experiences       in  Turkestan.  Silk is not always a sign of luxury  or wealth in Turkestan. The author  of "In Kussian Turkestan" tells of a  stalwart countryman who ferried his  party across the Syr-Daria, miles  iwny from.any town or village. His  outer garment was in rags and hnlf-  covcred wilh mud, but ns h'o worked  at lhe, ferry rope Uiey could seo that  he woro beneath this a tunic, or  shirt,  of tlio fino-jt silk.  When we were taking our first  stroll in Russian Kolnnd, writes Mrs.  Menkin, we noticed a band of g*6ld  shining through the trees on the  other side of the street, and wondering whnt, it could bo, wo crossed over  to examine tlio "glittering object. ��������� It  proved '. to a a skein of silk fresli  from the cocoons","' of sucli a ��������� length  that it.' liad been wound round tlie  trunks .sof two pojilnrs more than  twenty yards apart. '" .A Sart was  carefully combing it. He seemed surprised th'at. wo should stop to .look  at what, to him, was so 00111111011" a  sig*lit. A little later, in another  street, we came across a still longer  skein; this one liad bcon dyo'cl, and  sliono a. brilliant purple jn^^ tlie_aftoi'-i  CT'ir/ON'B BAD WRITING.  Tho Rapid Review soys that Lord  Curzon's writing was so bad at Oxford that whon hc wrote to a rela-  tivo anil to a friend with whom ho  was wont "to be candid about that  relative's shortcomings, and put the  lottcrs into tho wrong envelopes, no  harm resulted. His. kinsman surmised that tho illegible scrawl must  bo a request for money and favorably, respondedAon that hypothesis.  1 ���������   "StjSi. ���������, ���������_  1 -:?*.*'*'  SUSbberly-^f-^dy, Bobby, can t you  get iVk> a-'lot^S)f your sister's hnir?"  Btilibl.fr���������".Ye*U||*������.but not just now.  She's* wearin^lt 1'i  noon sun.  'The machinery for boiling tlio cocoons niwl winding th'e silk is all on  a much moro primitive scnlo than  t'hat of Japan, but tlio quality of  the silk produced is infinitely superior. When the silk hns bcon  wound oil the cocoons, it is sold to  native dyers. The weavers buy tho  silk of tlio dyer nnd weave it on the  most  primitive of looms.  Almost every other man we mot in  tlie streets of Samarkand was clothed in silk. A gentlo breeze filled their  long, wido sleeves till tliey looked  liko silken pillows, and spread out  tlie folds of their ample garments,  ���������while, the silk embroidery.* shone.- in  th'o direct rays of the midday \siun.  Nevertheless the cottonseed'* is .now  usurping overy inch' of cultivable  ground. Altliougih its odor is spoiling t.lic fragrance of tlio nir, and its  scattered fluff makes the very streets  look like factories, materials manufactured in",' Moscow from th'at very  same cotton are quietly but surely  usurping tlio place of t'hpse glorious  silks that charm th'c eye of every  Eiirpean traveller.  ..     .        ,  OTHERS WERE MISSING.  Th'e     following     cross-examination  was heard in a court recently:  Counsel (to witness)���������"How can  you prove that the prisoner stolo six  of your handkerchiefs?"  Witness*���������"Why, because they were  my handkerchiefs that were found  on him. Look at them for yourself.  73iey are exactly th'e same as mine."  :'.-Counsel���������"Tliat proves nothing. I  h'ak-c some handJc'erchiefs like tfliose."  Witness*���������"That's quite possible;  (ew-Aral more of mine are missing.'���������*���������  It ie well known t'hat our mercantile marine is larger tluin the merchant na-Wcs of all other nations  taken together. We aro the "ocean  carriers"  of tlio world.  Ph'o liugc current of British' trade  [divides into two groat streams, ono  wost and south-west to Amcricn, ono  south to thc Mediterranean and tho  East to Africa and Australasia, while  a miner stream is deflected eastward  across th'c Nortii Sea and into tho  Baltic.  The coaling station for our West  Indian squadron is Barbadocs, the  .headquarters*-, of Briti_yh troops in the  West Indies. There 'tiro no fortified  stations in Canndn, except nt Halifax, St. John's, N.B., and at Es*qui-'������  malt on the Pacific Coast.  On -yf'o still more important route  to. India and ���������_, the^Kast ami .Australasia, via tho Suez/'Cnnnl,'wo have  no*- "scntry-hox" between 'Plymouth*  nnd Gibraltar. Hence, Malta, in the  middle of tlio Mediterranean, and  Cyprus in lho Levant, Perim and  Aden, and a number of other protected coaling and supply stations,  render our cruisers and squadrons  practically' independent of liome supplies, at .least, for somo considerable  lime.  Aden, "tlie coal-liolo cf the East,"  is 1,300 milos from Suez, 1,970 from  Mauritius, 1,637 from Bombay, and  2,130 from Colombo.  ADEN ANll TE1UM  give ns tlie means of stopping any  hostile vessels that may liave slipped tlirough tlio Canal from getting  out of tlie Rod Sea towards India.  The  Capo  route    to  the     East     is   .  longer,  but  in  case  of  complications  in tlie Mediterranean,  is safer.     Ma-  deria and th'o Canaries aro not ours.  Freetown, the capital of Sierra  Leone, is a second-class coaling fetation, and its, excellent harbor is defended by'several-heavy gun-batteries. ���������  ���������Ascension has -been' strongly" fortified, and is used as a coaling arid  supply depot for our warships .on 1ho*  Wcst* Coast' of .Africa" station.  S*.. Helena " is also an Admiralty  coaling station, and is largely resorted to by our Cape and Wost African squadrons. .'  The whole of the Cnpo Peninsula is-  fortified by a scries of strong forts  antl batteries. Cnpe Town itself is  woll defended, nnd tho great NavaT  sttttioii=of=SinipnIs=^Bay=is^,**;oc.urodJ=^  against any possiblo attack from the  sea. Lying nearly midway between  the Cape and India, its commodious  harbor would, in case of war, be  nwich frequented.  On thc const of Enst Africa, Mombasa is a good  fo'otliold,  and  Zanzibar a fnir hnso for certain supplies.  THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT  has for coast defence a few torpedo  boats, but the sea defence of India is  the business of the Imporial Navy,  acting from its bases of Aden, Karachi, Bombay, Trincoinaleo, and  other ports and coaling stations.,  The conl' stores and docks in the  harbor of Singapore are: defended by  soveral". forts armed ..witlr armor-  piercing guns. Hong Kong, tlie cliief  centre of our trade with China, has  strong defences; and an Imperial Naval station.  Millions have been spent on the defences ,of Australasian ports and coaling stations, and a special squadron  cruises in Australasian waters; in  addition to which Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Adelaide have  fnirly  powerful  local  defence  vessels.  In case of attack, th'o splondiclly-  cquipped forts wliich defend all important Australasian ports, would  bo manned by well-trained men of  flne physique, hardy and resolute,  and well ablo to give a good account of themselves under the most  trying circumstances. The cost of  the forts at Albany in Wost Australia, and Thursday Island, in Torres  Strait, tho two outlying "sentry-  boxes" of Australian defence, is  scared by all the Colonies in proportion to population. All. the chief  ports of New "TteaHnd sre well protected.  ' ���������       '       '���������  tj  tt  <5  m QC  <y  J  ^WDRn    MAlTTTilP   TnT   TAPAnI   with water'     The -K'S0 and point off   Tho point    of this philosopher     is  D M (JlbJJ   ltljuXLlli U  111   Un.ritli| the sword nro then scraped clean and! th'at in every    joko, told or printed,  1 ro-covcred with a much thinner layer j somebody    must  appear  discomfited.  of clay containing proportionally  moro water than tho clay wliich has  already .been pu,t. on.  All openings into the forgo nro  closed so as to exclude tho light, for  darkness is necessary in order to determine tho proper temperature of  the blade    to be    hardened.     Prayer  OPERATIONS  ARE  PERFORMED  BY  HAND.  Weapon    Sanctified hy the   Gods,!  and Manufacture Is a Religious Ceremony.  Tho    swordmnkors     of   Toledo and   . , .   _      . ,.      ���������,,. .  Damascus have been reputed to bc hav ������g been offered up, the chef  the world's most famous artisans in sm\th t1*Vkos tho. c ayrcoyored blado,  thfs industry, but in Japan tho ���������>"shciJ t Benl* 'nl������ tho, f"''na.c������. ������"<������������������  swondsmiths turn out weapons whoso ���������������vf������ jt "lowly to antl fro in the  blades are as keen and us hard and }������ tt"n������J charcoal until the wholo  composed of metal of ns fino quality blatl������ is uniformly heated  as  those, of  the old  swordsmiths.        | FROM END TO END.  Furthermore, tho Japanese sword The tost which determines the pro-  is supposed to lie sanctified by the por degree of temporaturo is whon  god who is tho patron of this indus-' tho entire blndo attains that degree  try, snys Chamber's Journal. In of redness which is soon when ono  fact, the making of the sword is, to looks nt tho bright sky with tho oyo-  a great extent, a religious ceremony, lids closed. With a shout of oxultn-  . and all of the operations are por- tion tho smith plunges tho blado into  formed by hand. water    of a temperaturo of 100    de-  Tho first stop, of course. Is to grecs, nnd moves it to and fro until  forge tho steel. This is dono in a till sizzling censes. Tho sword now  hut specially built for the purpose, goes into the hands of the profession-  containing thc bellows, thc anvil and nl polisher and sharpener of swords,  tho hummers used by the chief sword- which is a separate branch of work,  smith and his assistants. Upon tho Tho Inst stop tnkon before it is  walls nro placed, what tho Japanese ready for uso is to huvo it blessed  call knkemoims. representing tho god or sanctified by the sword god, Whon  ol" tlio swordmaktw,*, nnd the chief tho polishing is completed thp wcap-  goddess of tho Shinto.-*. on is placed in front of tho kakemo-  The walls are alw������ decorated with na suspended on tho wall, with an  wisps of straw and zigzag shaped offering of sake, rico and sweetmeats,  pieces' of whito paper charms, which whilo tho swordsmith and his assis-  are intended to keep ofl" evil spirits, tnnts tako thoir prayer scrolls and  Groat care is also taken to prevent make the final offerings to tho deity  any wopian or girl from sotting foot, to bless it.  in tho building, ns women nre sup- During tho ceremonies their, friends  posed <to bo 'attended by: demons who -of- the*? initio ".sex are'invited "to ex-  would     injure'   lhe' quality     of the  amino  the weapon,  and also-to  par-  swords  THE CHIEF INSTRUMENTS  in making swords are two largo  slodgo hammers,- weighing twelve  pounds each, and a smaller one,,  weighing two pounds, which is usod  by   tho     chief    swordsmith.      Before  work at a forge  is begun prayer    ,s   , lit.Uo c*nsUci,.y    and  cnnnot  ofiered up t.o the patron god. Prayer be bent doubl Hk the mmolls pro_  having been finished, thc work bo- ducts of the old Spanish aword_  6ins* I smiths  The 'metal  used, in swordmaking is  Otherwise it is pointless. Yet even  tho fiction joke must not be carried  too far in its discomfiting results, or  the intellect revolts at it. In its  last analysis the practical joko thus  appears to bo more or loss morbid in  any of its forms. At tho samo time  it lias boen saitl tliat tho person who  has not an appreciation of tho humorous situations in life must be classed with n typo wliich lias no surplus  imagination with which to play.  MORBID PHASE.  Taking tlio pun ns-tho father of nil  wit nnd of nil humor, J. Hughlings  Jackson, M. D., F. R. S., lias written to the London Lancet touching  upon thu morbid phase of joking:  "To call punning a slightly morbid  mental state mny bo taken as a smnll  joko, bit I do not think it extravagant to cull it so; it certainly is not  if it bo a caricature of normal mentation. A miser has been defined ns  nn amateur pauper, tlie 'habitual  drunkard Is cerlninly nn amateur  lunatic, and in tlio snmo stylo of  speaking wo may say that punning is  playing at being foolish; it becomes  morbid in nt least thnt slender sonso.  "But I contend that tho world owes  some respect to th'e flrst punster. For  a dawn of tho sense of tlio merely ridiculous, as in punning and in t'hc  simplest jokes, shows tlie same thing  ns the dawn of th'o esthetic feeling���������  a surplus of mind; something over  and above that required for getting  food and for more animal indulgence.  AH -the inorosor-too; is* lliorri' a debt  if punning be . that out of-wliieli wit  take    of    tlieir    hospitality.       Then [nnd humor were evolved.  every ono departs, as tho sword must  bc left alone with lho kakemona all  night in order that his influence may  enter into the blade.  Whilo tho Japanese weapon is undoubtedly equal in quality to the  blades    of Toledo  It will rotnia its edge, however, a  remarkably long time,- even when put  to rough usuage, nnd ..will cut  through, substances which the ordinary steel blndo.would scarcely dent.  PRACTICAL  JOKES  ARE  SERIOUS IN EFFECT.  Legislators   Would -'Do    Well  Place Them in the  Criminal Code.  to  Japanese steel, made by melting-iron  ore in n. charcoal furnace and dropping it into the cold water. The carbon derived from the charcoal causes  tho formation  of steel.   It conies  in  lumps which average about ono    nndl '   '������������������  a  half  pounds  apiece,   and  nbout  tit-'-jl.      __       , irriiTTT t* tt      nTT-nr-HT-tr  teen of then", aro required to make a Tf     Tfl      AWFULLY     PTTNTJT  sword   blade  weighing  when  finished,, -1 L      lu     ���������ft"1UJJU1      X.U1IHA  ���������without sheath     or mountings,   from  ono and a half to two pounds.  The reason why sucli a quantity of  the metal is required i.s that every  ounco of it is carefully; examined for  defects, and should there be any  which is considered inferior it is rejected .  It is inspected - by heating each  lump of the steel to a high temperature, thon plunging it into cold  water nnd breaking it into fragments, every one of which is exam-'cases it is deadly because of the  ined. If the maker notes that tho simplo pointing at tho victim; ia a  ���������edge of a piece glistens or is of un-' few deserved instances tho joker im-  even color it is immediately condemn-' personates a robber or burglar with  ed. .  Aftc.  pieces   oi      --uoa   quality nave     been  however, still goes on burying  accumulated,  another of the original degenerated   'criminals   with  all  lumps of steel is    heated and beaten, benefit  of clorgy and    in  out    into   a      flat slab.      T'his slab,  ground,  while hot, is creased  in two parallel     Tho man who  roaks the boat never  straight lines by beating the edge of' ,*tOGS  "It is not a good sign if n man be  deficient in a sonso of humor unless  wo have a ���������'*��������� compensation, as Wordsworth had, in a sonso of the su.blime,  or  in     great : artistic  feeling, ��������� or* in  motaph'vsicnl subtlety Not  and Damascus, it .because'- a man lias no sense of humor, but because ho lias not tlio surplus intellect which tho keen sense'  of humor implies."  In all Of this-Dr. Jackson leaves  tlie .practical joker outsido his diagnosis. But as punning is the lowest  form.of wit in words, so th'o practical joke," by inference, -is a morbid  expression of the lowest form of wit  in deeds, n In history, Labnn played  tlio first practical joke upon the patient Jacob in the. story of Genesis.  lAfterward Jacob played his Toko in  interest upon his fatlior-in-law. .Tho  prncticnl joke is and always wns a  two-edged sword. It would* be a sad  world if the coroner occasionally did  not sit upon the body nf the joker  instead of the body, of the joked.  SCEM  fflJMOHURU  TRIALS     OF     A     NEWSPAPER  CORRESPONDENT.  No    Chance      for      Sleep,     Little  Chance for Pood, and Terrible  Roads.  Wlien I left tho Russian barrack,  which was my first habitation in tliis  peninsula. Nanslinn loomed up beyond a sandy ridge, writes J. Gordon Smith in London Morning Post.  My way lay across the fringe of the  battlefield. In the foreground wero  two mud-wallod villages���������square compounds witli towors nt lho corners  and* tiled walls before tho gates to  guard tlio "fung sliuy" from the  place���������to stop tho devils of China,  which cannot negotlnto a corner. One  of the walled habitations lins been  mndo into a barrack for soldiers of  tho Japanese transport corps. Tlio  road nortli wns congested. Long  lilies of lumbering bullock carts���������no  otlior cart would last on sucli roads  as those���������wore trnnsRorling rice, ammunition, Rod Cross and otiier supplies, food for men, and guns lo the  front. Remount convoys, cavalry reserves, soldiers who toiled on the  shafts of littlo transport wngons,  mounted men and foot soldiers. Chinese coolies with heavy packs and panniers laden with supplies���������a miscellaneous army, "ch'ock-a-bloc" in the  narrow way���������wore crawling oyer this  main artery of the regent's sword  TOWARDS THE NORTH.  had mado it into a fort. In a day  th'eir work was set at naught, anil  tho army of Gtnerul Oku, which accomplished this, had started northward, leaving the siege of Port_ Arthur to a new army landed In" :tho  south'.   f   Witli tho practical joker, whose efforts work lasting harm to the innocent, tlio unloaded gun is the chief  means to his hand.    In most of these  . 'a revolver,  and 'himself dies at     thc  ��������� a sufficient number of   small   hands of  lho startled one.      Society,  of     good   quality have    been  however, still <roes on burvinir     such  tho  consecrated  ���������+���������  so   unless    it  is  loaded.  The  a hatchet into the flat surface ol the' ""i ,������."   "'T'    '���������",  '?  10,m,H"' -t"u  slab with a hammer. | world h"3 ���������put aslde hundreds of acres  THE SLAB OF STEEL  is  then  rendered  brittle  and    broken  of burying grounds to his tens of  thousands of victims, while it lias  gone on wil*'- compulsory vaccination  along tliose creases, forming a roctan- 'or tn<> prevention of a scourge that  gular slab of steel some two and a'may never menace tho individual,  half or three inches wido. Upon it Considering the average shortness of  are piled a number of the small frae-! tlie boating .season, this rocker of the  tured bits of steel. I boat is the.deadliest of tlio practical  When  enough has' been  piled  up  to  jokers.       He has mado widows     and  make a   heap    about   two  or    tliree, orphans in every clime in civilization.  inches high, the whole is first sprio-  kled with straw ashes, and then a  mixture of earth and water is, poured over it, serving to cake the bits  of stool and keep them in position.  In this  form   the;   metal is    again  placed  in  the furnace and  then  with  SEEING "GHOSTS."  The ghost worker lias done his full  sharo in the filling of madhouses and  sanitoria. Women aro his victims for  the most part, and at susceptible  ages tliey havo been wrecked in mind  BIG FTJR: ���������ROBBERY;  Thieves  Carry   Off     S20,000 Worth.  "From Montreal Firm. -  A despatch from Montreal says:  A big robbery of furs wliich took  place at the establishment '" of  Charles Desjardines and Co., on St.  Catherine Street, was discovered yesterday. Whon the clerks arrived expensive mantles, boas, and tho liko,  were found missing, and it was estimated .that the loss would by $20,-  000. In their hurry to get away,  the thieves,: who 'seemed to know the  promises, left a quantity of furs in  tho yard, valued at 95,000. They  got. in by the roar, and carried off  everything in the l|no of furs they*  could put their hands on.  Thc affair was carefully planned,  and*"judging by the appearance of  things,' it was carried out by. experienced men, who know the timo to  come, and tho most valuable goods  to carry off.  -������-  drawn, sprinkled with ashes of tho PnsJ hope of,. curo' Impersonating  straw, and pounded with sledge ham- death b>r " thc?e Practical jokers,  mors until the whole forms an ingot strangely enough,, has boon an effec-  about six inches in length, an inch' -ti*ve foi'm ������f their own insane and  and a half in width and an inch" in lnorl>id dispositions. Just why any-  tbickness." At last a Part of the body should be frightened at the re-  ma torial for the sword has boon : aIity pf .a dead practical joker .is not  forged; but it must again J-o heated to b,������' reasoned out; wliy the countor-  'until it will bend upon itself, when feit'of "death should havo such results  the big and littlo hammers pound depends upon tlio nervous systems of  tlie   halves     together     into  another the victims.  solid mass. |    Tlie crying of  "booth" belongs   to  _ _This_is^J*cp_eatcd_over twonlyvtimes^ tho_jnfnnt.ilo_mind_:_of^lho^infnntinnd  before the metal is sufficiently knead- to the infantile mind of tlie adult. In  cd to suit the smilh. Three ingots tho one it i.s nn expression of child-  of this kind nre* required to make ish playfulness; in tlio otlier.it is at  tho sword, and nro weltlcd and beat- onco a sign of mental atrophy and a  en into a rough semblance of tho dangerous manifestation to a nouro-  sword blade by the heavy hammers.   J tic victim.  It is then taken in hand by tho A dozen otlior unclassified fool's  chief swordsmith, who, with his madnesses contribute to the total of  small hammer,' and aided by his ns- everv vear's lists of fatnlities. But  sistnnts, gradually bents this mass the 'fool goes on unpunished,  of stool into tho shape of thu sword | u"lif.s samo fool, howevor, has his  blade. It is a process requiring apologists, if not champions. Tlioro  grent manual dexterity, acquired only are those who declare that nil jokes,  READY SURGEON.  The public in the vicinity of Victoria station, London, enjoyed a  droll spectacle as the result of a  street accident. As Mr. John Thomas, of Albert- road,-New Brpmpton,  Chatham, was crossing*" the road he  was knocked down' by a hansom." Ho  discovered that hjs left leg���������which  was an artificial one���������was broken.  Polico Constable Chalk vvas equal  to the emergency. With*'tho aid of  a broomstick, purchased by a sympathetic onlooker, and in the presence of an amused crowd, tho enterprising constable, with a borrowed  saw and other tools, so successfully  repairod-the--broken-substitiite-for_a"  limb that Mr. Thomas was ablo to  proceed on his homeward journey  withou*. assistance.  peo-  mosl  them  by long practice, and the result is  wonderfully accurate whon one considers that nothing is used but  HAMMER AND ANVIL.  When the finishing touches arc being given to tho blade the work is  done entirely by the chief * swordsmith, who dips his hammer into  cold water  in ono light or another, nro practical  jokes. It is only whon thoy end too  seriously that tliey cease to be jokes  and are apt to bo regarded as quasi-  criminal.  DISCOMFORT ESSENTIAL.  "Read tho ordinary joke, whether it  bo truth or fiction, and observe whe-  whilc the fashioning of;thel. it be potentially practical or  tho sword is going on. The use ofinot/. is t,ho philosophy of a roasoner.  water serves to cleanse the surface, of ���������������������������what-is the joke that vou laugh at  the steel of    dirt and causes a    thin1 ..-.-���������������������������  layer of oxydized or burned steel  to  scale off, thus insuring a thoroughly  clean surface to tlie sword when  beaten  into  shape. ,t:  The Sword is then completely fashioned by the use of files and an instrument resembling a, carpenter's  drawing knife. I  Tho next process, that of harden*  is  peculiar  to   the   Japanese    sword.  most   heartily?      The one   in.   whicli  somo person ot'her than yourself gets  worsted to the greatest degree of discomfort   short    of  permanent  injury.  I Ask yourself why it is that wlien you  see a    mnn  fall   hard  in a slippery  street you   laugh,   regardless   of     his  .hurts,     while  if  a     dray liorse  falls  'over so  lightly in harness your sym-  1 patliy is  awake in  a  moment.     Man  and is looked upon as tho most im- likos to sco his fellow-man disgrunt-  .-. portant part or its .'manufacture, -cc] to a certain degree; it is part of  while tho person who docs tho hard- his onco savage nature, whicli promp-  cning is regarded ns the maker of ted him to do battle with his fel-  the sword, it being his namo which low-man at sight. __ If tlie counterfeit  is inscribed upon tho hilt. His spir- g'l'ost of tho practical joker causes  it, his character, his individuality, tlio victim to roll down two flights  aro supposed to enter into tho blado of stairs witli only ordinary cuts nnd  ho hardens, and the blade is good bruises, nnd thereafter to run a mile,  accordingly. . breathless, to a nearest habitation, it  Tho blado is covered over to tho is a joko to toll for a lifetime; if thc  thickness of about one-oighlh of an victim dies of heart disease at the  inch with a rather thick' paste! mado first shock some practical joker may  by mixing a certain kind of firo clay reform for life."-  SOBER FRENCHMEN.  According to n stntician the  pie of Paris nre nmong the  sober o! France. Each ono of  only drinks on an average 217 litres  of wine, and tho same quantity is  consumed by tho inhabitants of Bordeaux and of Angouleme. Nice is  tho thirstiest place, for the consumption there is 27C litres per head  Next to Nice comes St. Etienno, in  the Loire, with 265 litres. In the  matter of spirits only eight litres represent; Faris in the statistics, as  against 17 for Havre. 16 for Nantes,  1*4 for Boulogne-sur-Mer, 19 for  Calais,  and so on.     ' j  :'",,*;.'.     ��������� -���������  DANISH    MILK     AN'D   HONEY.  Among the* lands flowing with milk  and honey in modern days Denmark  holds a proud distinction. Tho butter from her dairies brings higher  prices in England than that produced  by our own butter-makers or imported from any other nation. Th'o littlo  kingdom' on the north coast of the  European continent exports also 2,-  500,000  lbs._ of honey every year.  FOR VERY GOOD REASON.  "Yes," said the egotistical person,  "I am proud of the fact that I am  a self-made man, but strango to  say. I never have yet encountered a  sell-made woman."  "Oh, that's easily explained," rejoined the auburn-haired lady, "ono  glance at a self-mnde man i.s enough  to disgust a woman with the self-  uiade business. "  Now and then an upturned enrt aud  a crowd of. gesticulating Chinese held  back tho congested trallic and there  was a turn-It of shouting. Like the  Russian railway, th'o Chinese road h'as  few sidings. Tlio roads of China arc  over in a ditch; they'arc cut in, not  built up.'.'.' The carts , ovcr follow, Ono  behind-the other. There arc no fences, no barriers*; by tlio roadside other  than tho walls of rubble stone t'hat  surround the yards and gardens of  the village huts. Th'o crops grow to  the edge of the road, where the-'farmer digs pits, like trenches thrown tip  by riflemen, to keep the carts in tho  ditch.  It is a very fertile country. On all  sides stretch wide fields of maize and  corn, growing . high' and green. Tlie  crops are in good condition, not a  field being touched by th'e invading  Japanese. Proclamations posted on  the stone walls of the villages stato  that the Chinese may dwell in poaco  and tliat they will not be. molested if  they take no part in the hostilities.  They do not, though tlio villagers  told me at Wafangtion that tliere was  a reward of threo pounds for eacli  Japanese Head they secured. The Japanese arc very considerate of tiio  Chinese, not" touching tlieir belongings and paying at the current wage  all who labor. Th'e carls impressed  are all paid for; in fact, tho Chinese  are profiting considerably rather  tlian .losing, by reason of the  war. Thousands of coolies aro employed, and with th'o Chinese nnd the  reserve? drafted into the transport  service tlio transport is admirable, a  continual line of supply being maintained.  BATTLEFIELD  OF NANS PI AN.  It was ere I reached tho \illages on  tlio road to ICincIiow that I touched  Nahsh'an.    Tho hill seemed still   nfnr  when  I camo   to     sonic broken wire  entanglements    in  a maize field,  and  my pony Allied at a corpse���������that of a  Chinaman���������in  a  wide  and  well-made  trench.    The engineers had- done their  work well here, the trench being well  constructed, ;16oph'oled, and protected.  The infantry of tlio Nagoya division  had    fought    its  wny  through  theso  broken  wires     and mine  areas,   ovor  this  trench.     Nanshan  is  practically  a series of hills, connecting Willi one  another.    A winding road runs down  at the back; and what guns, the Russians  saved  were dragged down  this  road.       Several    cart-loads of slu-lls  were thrown into a dof'lo by the ro^  treating ' gunners.       It    was ' on   tho  ���������summits .that   .tlio  host  works   wero  placed. 'Thoro,  cnrofully-mado  bombproof shelters.  Heavily planked,   nnd  built with bogs of sand,, nnd emplacements     of     guns,     somi-ponnnnontly  mounted���������so  much  so  that  they .had  to bo abandoned when* thc retreat begun���������mndo tlio. hill a strong    one. Tt  should   liavo  becn.held,   for    without  .doubt���������it_.wns_a-sti:ong;__posiLion_nnd-  well   fortified.       There  woro    several  tiers  of  trenches;  four  complete   circles,, between   tho   forts  nt  tho    hilltops and tlio wide trench' nnd I angled  wires nt tlie foot.    To Judge from the  shell  marks  tlint    T snw,   t'iie  I roncli  near tlio top must lin.vo suffered"  severely,  for  tlio shell  liolcs  made     by  tlio  Jnpnncso guns  wero  thick  nbout  it, nnd   tho    scattered    Russian uniforms, >cnpa,  etc.,   lying near by  told  of mnny     dead     carried    thonce.     Tn  places     tlio    Jnpnncso    fire   had  cut  away pnrts of lho trench.    There nro  crosses thoro to mark Russian grnvos  and from some the niiimals hnd torn  out th'e bodies.    Thoro woro few  Jn-  pnneso  soldiers  on  the Hill   whon     I  saw it, long afler the battle���������only a  few sentries and some troops engaged  in moving some of..'..tliose Heavy gun's,  mostly ICrupps,  from  tho hilltop    lo  the barracks wliero the defenders liad  lived.   .     '���������'���������,������������������'���������'  SMOKED WH.IE COMRADES FELL  Tlio mnny shell-holes '.'from'., which  Chinese had torn out tho fragments of broken shells showed liow  good had been the Japanese'practice,',  and told mutely of th'c.predicament,  of tlie men in the trendies. Vet they  smoked , while tlieir comrades. foil  about them. Tliere nro long lines of  cigarette ends at llio back of tlie  trench'es. I left the hill with mingled feelings���������sorrow for these men  who Had died in vain, it may be,  Hardly knowing wliy thoy fought, nnd  disappointment because I sat in a  tourist Hotel, in Tokio while the fight  wont.on. Looking back I.could see  that Nanshan sloped well, that it  was not sheer; in fact, in comparison with the rugged Heights of Mount  Sampson to tlic northeast it was a  small hill. It wns plainly, though,  the key to    the Kuantnng Peninsula  THE LOST  CAP.  Ho K'untcd through tho library.  Ho looked  behind  thc  door,  Ho  searched-wliero  bnby  keeps     h'er  toys.  Upon  the nursery floor;  Ho nsked  tho cook and Mury,  Ho called iiiiimniu  to  look,  Ho oven started sister up  To leave lier Christmas book.  Ho couldn't find it anywhere,  And, know somo  horrid   trump  Hnd  walked   in     through   tlio     opon  gato  And  stolen  it,, tho  scamp!  Perhaps tlio dog liad taken it  And hidden it away;  Or else perlinps lio'd chewed  it up'  And swallowed it in play.  And   thon   mamma    came  down  the  stairs,  Looked through th'o closet door.  And there it hung upon its peg.  As it had Hung beforo.  And    Tommy's  chocks  turned     rosy  red,  Astonished was his face.  He couldn't find his cap���������bocauso  'Twas in its proper place!  Will SEJLLIGHT OF DAI  PEOPLE LIVE IN THE BOWELS  OF   THE  EARTH.  ~~" Until  FEOI ERIO WM ISLE  NEWS BY        MAIL     "FROM  IRELAND'S SHORES.  Happenings   in    the Emerald Isle  -of Interest to Irish-  Canadians.  Duriniug the last forty years there  has been a well-marked decrease in  early marriages in Ireland.  Tho wages ' of the common la.borer  in Ireland aro now nearly double  thoso  of twelve. years ago.  It is stated that a now theatre is  to bc erected in Dublin on the site  of what was originally a morgue.  In sixty years the population of  Erin's Isle has declined from over  eight millions to loss than 4*5- millions.  The cheapest municipal tenements  are''.'those .....owned: . by Dublin, whero  two rooms can be rented for 2s a  week.  The Barrow Steel' Company have  received a large order for tram rails  for Belfast, approximating about 70  miles: altogether.  In Ireland, while the number of  scholars had diminished, from 1895  to .1900, by 25 per cent.,* the cost  of education increased by ������24.9,/415.  Lord Mayo is to be the new Knight  of St. Patrick, in room of the .late  Lord Cork, and there still remains  Lord Poworcourt's vacancy to bo  filled.  Mr. J. Lorraine Smith", Professor  of Pathology at Queen's College, Belfast, ha3 been appointed to the ,Chair  of Pathology and Pathological' Anatomy in tho Manchester University.  Irish emigrants during tho ten  years beforo the last census numbered 433,526," and exceeded the births  by over 200,000. The eyes of dark  Rosleon have reasbh-'to be moist.  The oldest living poet is Colin Wallace, who lives at - Oughorard. Ho  was born in 1796, and consequently  is 108 j-ears old. A now collection  of his poems has just been published  by the Gaelic League of Dublin.  According to returns- issued��������� by  trades societies in Belfast, over 1,-  000 workers in Messrs. Harlan'd and  Wolff's shipyard havo been paid off  within the past few days, all the de  par'tments^. with the exception of the  iroiimoulders,  being affected.  Tn County Sligo an ancient couple  were married on the 12th inst. They  had been : sweethearts forty years  ago,  -but . parents .  objected ,to     the  A Man Lived    in the Dark  His  Eyes   Became  Sightless.  Tho body of an old man was recently discovered in a cave on the wild  Yorkshire moors. A medical examination showed that he had lived in  this dark home for years, until his  eyes had bocomo sightless. His only  compunion���������an old, hunchback manservant���������giving evidence at tlio inquest, said his master could never  bo tempted to como into tho air.  His food and scanty clothes wero all  brought to hiin, and ho occupied his  dnys  in prayer and wicker-work.  Jules Cavot, ono time a distinguished Frenchman, when disappointed  in his political ambitions and in lovo  declared that he "woulcl never again  look upon tho light of day." fie  had a windowloss villa built on tho  Seine, and to this tie went, accompanied by his housekeeper and her  husband. The pair wero accommodated in an adjoining cottngo, but  dnily thoy liad to pass several hours  shut away from sunny skies. Cavot  himsolf never went out, or evon  strolled about tho villa, but kept to  two rooms ho had specially furnished.  Ton years of such life, however, killed  him, and, according to liis wishes,  tho villa became 'his tomb.  LIFE UNDER WATER.  Life at tlio bottom cf a lako was  tho .crazy idea of a. Canadian settler  who had amassed a fortune by ranching. Ho had arranged that liis fiancee should come from Bradford,  England/to London (Canada), where  tlioy were to be married. The young  lady was drowned on the voyage,  and tho tragedy so affected the lover  mentally that he determined on the  mad notion, of a Houso under water.  Ho sold up everything, had a solid  iron hut erected at tho bottom of a  small lake on his ranch, with unique  ventilating and  other apparatus.  A short tunnel was built connecting  tlio abode with the land, and here he  6euan to live. Unfoi tunatoly disaster soon followod,'for during the terrific storms whidh swept across tho  colony -a few years ago the tunnel  collapsed, and the man was never  soon again.  In many mining districts tliere are  scores of persons, who can truly confess their ignorance of daylight. Thoy  literally live in th'o bowels of the  earth, in charge of tlie Horses, and  even if for once they came out of  thoir horrible prison, they would-not  bo able to see and enjoy tlie summer  sun.  Near Alforton is a miner forty-three  years of ago, who was born in a cottage at the pit's mouth, went * to  work in the mine when he was nine  years of age, .and has nover boen to  the surface since but five times., Ho  h'as most extraordinary powers of  sight in tlie dense darkness of His  queer home, but' cannot see by daylight.  HOME OF,.WHISKY MAKERS.  RAGE   OF  TATTOOING.  Society Ladies are Becoming Fixture Galleries.  Tattooing as a social craze in London shows no sign3 of abating, says  tue Express, 'i'-itre are few society  leaders who do not bear some specimen of tho tattooer's art on their  skin, if it be only a bee or a butterfly on the shoulder.  Often, However, the design is far  more imposing. A fiery-tailed "dragoon adorns tho back of a well-known  society woman, and a pink chrysanthemum, wilh green stem and leaves,  trails the full length of a countess'  arm.  'Crests and coats-of-arms nro tho  favorite designs for the moment.  Fashionable peoplo naturally prefer  exclusive designs, and ladies who  have their family arms tatoocd on  thorn are suro that no one else can  copy them. Another exclusive design  is tlic snako with its tail in its  mouth���������symbolical of eternity���������which  twines round the wrist of Mrs. Cornwall is West.  "Sinco the war, Japanoso designs  havo been extraordinarily popular,  and ladies well known in society havo  the Japanese flag on their arms.  "But tattooing aims at beautifying  tlie face as well. The introduction  of carmine ovor a thin lip quite  allors the aspect of tho face. Pale  complexions can be tinted. The color' is absolutely permanent, and quito  harmless."  Princess Chimay lias a whole art  gallery of designs tattooed on her  arms. A few weeks ago, when she was  married again, she added a poppy to  her collection of designs, and obliterated tho name of a former husband.  The tattooer's studio, is the grave  of niahy-a romance. Numbers of people come to have a frog or somo  oth'or.object, tattooed over, a former  sweetheart's intials.  Often gruesome designs are chosen  ���������a Medusa's head, for instance, with'  brilliantly colored, snako-trassoa.  Tattooing is painless. The design  is sketched in china ink with a needle  capable of making tliirty punctures  a second. A machine with eight  needles then applies the colors.   -���������   MANCHESTER  FIRE   BOAT.  Expected to    Do    Good Work   on  the  Ship  Canal.  A fire'boat for U3e 'on the Manchester ship canal has recently had  successful trials. The boat was built  by Mcrryweathers and is the first  boat of its kind to bo secured by a  match,; and  the youth  had. gone- t.o  America.      Ho  returned with "a 'for-  ond Port Arthur,     and| t'hc Russians J 3 Jd.   per   acre  tune to find his old love still* pining.  A feature of tho national exhibition which is being organized in Dub-  lin'will be tin Irish mine and quarry  section, including nn historical view  of Irish iron, coal, copper, lead, silver  and   gold     mining  nn'd   mnnufac.  ture: Thero-will    "also~be"_illuslrii;r  tions of products and wrought work  from Irish iron mines niul fountlerics.  Tho buildings are to bo erected entirely of Irish ninlcrials.  Prominent Irish Catholics in tho  Unitoil Slulos ai'o receiving letters  irom tlio Anti-emigration Society  of Dublin, asking thcm to discourugo  the practice of sending prepaid passage tickets to friends on tho Old  Sod. Tho society fears that tho extinction of tho race in Ireland is  proximate ii  tho exodus continues.  A marriage hns takon plnce between Lady Beatrice Villiors and  Lord Dunsnny, an Irish peer of ancient lineage, with properties both in  England nnd Ireland. Lord Dunsnny was born in 1878, is a goo'd  sportsman, a keen shot, and acts as  master of' tho Tara Harriers. He  was once in the Coldstream Guards,  and served with success in South  Africa. Dunsany Castle is a fine  oid place, originally built by .Hugh  do Lacy, but somewhat modernized  in recent years. It is hear Tara,  famed iti song and story, and tho  demesne's beautifully wooded. Lord  Dunsany is eighteenth Baron, and the  tit*) dates from 1-101.  Tn St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin,  on the 26th ult.,-General Lord Gren-  fell, commanding -the forces in Ireland, unveiled a memorial in brass  which hns*" been placed in the Cathedral by. thp oth Royal Irish Lancers,  In memory of upwards of 80 officers  nnd men of the regiment who fell  during the late war in South Africa.  Ireland would appear to be a Paradise of .cheapness for sportsmen.  Thero are several shooting properties unlet in tho sister island in  spite of the low rentals asked for  them. Thero is, for instance, a  sporting estate to lot in Donegal,  extending to nearly 1.000 acres, and  the rental asked  barcljr. iuuxiius    lo  It is a popular fallacy tliat     light  is as necessary to life as food.     Yot  in India, <and  also  in Tibet, '   whole  families havo boon fourid living in the  bowels of the eartli,   to  whom  darkness is. natural, and light unbearable.  Numbers  of    Fakirs bury   themselves  In subterranean'.'.: homes,  and     count  it  the  noblest  sacrifice  to   give     up  tlio    good    things of    lifo,  and shut  themselves in caves of mother eartli.  Eartli     dwellers     are  common     in  Tibet.     Strangely, clad  men  and  women, wiio since childhood have rarely-  looked  upon  the sun*  nre  found  living in roomy clay apartments in     a  mode as    stringent as any monastic  order.     Tliey are supplied  with" food  and   Other  necessaries   by   their   children,     Who  alone   leave  tlie  caverns;  and much    of tlieir timo is  occupied  in extending tlieir curious residences.  A  family of seven  live  under     tho  eartK a fowimilos from Culross. They  -liavo appropriated; a cavern' once'used  by a  bahd'-.of* illicit  spirit-distillers,  andcontinue tliat tradition for cheating the Customs officers.  ' More than  nlno years . ngo  tho    family  took up  their abode,  and *   the husband     and  wifo have never  sinco boon  seen     on  tho surface.    But they are not averse  to-rocc-iving^visitors.   Underground-living is greatly favored by the illicit whisky-makers in  Ireland. Secure in tlieir peaty homos  they enn carry on their trnde with  the minimum of risk, nnd tlie fewer  opportunities they take of coming to  light, th'o safer llieir position. Therefore a villager is won over to aid  tliom, nn.I acts ns messenger nnd unl-jigoo' fro'in"nn"pnrts"'of the'ciwiizcd  British fire brigade, and in acquiring  it it is expected that the Manchester  Corporation will bring about a material reduction in "Manchester's I annual  fire loss,  and  thus reduce    tho -  cost  of insurance to merchants    and  manufacturers. The boat is of. a new ���������  pattern, the entire cost of the    vessel and the equipment being estimated  at from ������S,000  to  ������10,000.  Besides being a fine boat, it carries salvage; pumps of enormous power, with  a capacity of over 18 tons of water  por minute,    enabling sunken vessels  to bo  raised  nnd  floated,  and    compartments to be    pumped out.      Tho  hull,   which  is    of steel,  is  90    feet  long, with a beam    of 23 feet,     and  only  draws ��������� 3 feet of  water;; it: - is  divido*,l internally by watertight bulk  heads.   The boat; is fitted-with twin  screws,  driven by two vertical   compound stoam     engines. '   There     aro  two  boilers,  of the locomotive  type,  each  of  000    horse-power,  and  each  being capable of driving the     wholo  of    the    machinery  on board.    -The  boilers    aro    fed    by two     powerful  pumps  which aro    arranged:.-.-1*> take  suction from the canal or from tanks  on board.      The fire 'pumps are horizontal pattern,  as     adopted  by    tho  Admiralty,..'-and' each has a capacity  of    2,000 gallons per  minuto.      Tho  deliveries-    are     all  connected  to     a  largo  copper  main   pipe  which    supplies    throe     large    monitors,     each  capabl.s of throwing"* a  2"*  inch solid  jet, and also twelve outlets for hose-  Each  of  the two     powerful  centrifugal pump's for salvage -.work" will, de**-  liver-2,500 galions;per. minute.   4- ''        "L  DR. KOCH PENSIONED.  Discoverer     of ��������� Consumption    Cure  Receives  a Reward.  Dr. Robert Koch lias been awarded  n���������pension- by "the "Kaiser-oti~ liis fe:  tirement from liie directorship of tho  Institute for Infectious Diseases. This  is tho vory least his Majesty could  do to repair the Injury ho did to tho  doctor's reputation in connection  with liis reported discovery of a cur������  for tuberculosis, which nttrnctod hundreds    of  medical     men   to   Merlin  in  versa 1  provider  to  tlio unknown     in  habitants.  Tho bulk of spirit manufactured is  mndo by these distillers, whose names  are In no directory, .and whoso house  Is not located. When they brentlie  tho pure, fresli nir it is nt 'the dead  of niglit, when tho hills nre deserted,  nnd the officials nro closely -watching  loss wnry dodgers.  DARKNESS FOR LOVE.  Up to a few years ngo, tliem lived  on the outskirts of Havana n Cuban  named Ramon Consalvez, who. in  his younger days, Had witnessed  many of the terrors of tlie frequent  insurrections. On one occasion ho  saw the beautiful woman to whom he  was to be married cruelly murdered  before his eyes, and, having hod his  revenge, lie took nn 'oath never to  look upon another woman. Ife built  a smnll but close to the place where  his beloved was buried, and by means  of chemicals sprinkled on n handkerchief, and bandaged over liis oyes,  effectively destroyed his sight.���������London Answers.  BLIND MAN'S  WEDDING.  A wedding of rather pathetic interest took plnee at Spurgeon's Tabernacle, Croydon, England, recently.  The ceremony wns conducted by a  blind clergyman, while tlio b-idegroom  tlie organist nnd one of the few  friends present were also blind.  world, in. th'c hope of procuring a  small phial of the miraculous lymph.  Koch received a grade of the Red  Eagle, corresponding to our C'raud  Cross of the Hath, and ho was eulogized in the Prussian Parliament by  Herr van Puttkaraer, Minister of"th'o  Interior, as tho greatest scientific dis1  covercr of all time. But when tlie  tiling fizzled out, Koch complained, in  self-justification, that his hand had  been forced by the Emperor to give  publicity to a discovery which he bad  had no timo to test by experiment,  nnd we know that consumption is  now just as much beyond the curative  power of Robert Koch as over it  was.  ���������....;. i������������������ ;  SPEAKS THE TIME.  A Swiss watchmaker Has invented  a watch which speaks the time from  a tiny phonograph. A very small  hard rubber plate has tho vibrations  of the human voics imprinted on jl.  and is actuated by clockwork, so that  at a given lime the articulation is  made, in licating the Kos-T. The utterance is sufficiently strong to be heard  20 feet away. It is possible by mr-ana  of a device of this kind to combine  ! sentiment with" utility, as the vibrations can bc made by any clear voice  and a man's watch may tell him tho  time in the tones of wife or children.   -* ������������������  Thc funniest thing about many    a  stage comedian  is his face.  Je no  *jn.-ui! jjuBja-ugggMPsa  Thirty Years Before  ihs Public.  Twolve Thousand  in  Actua! Use.  Thev are llu*. product ol' money, brains and experience- substantia) Pianos Iur people who Imy, but ono instrument in a  life time. Thev look well, sound well anil wear well, ict  with all their goodness Ihey are sold at a reasonable price on  en*-v terms. A curd with vour name and address will bring  voii our illustrated catalogue unci an explanation of oiu'-eusy  iiniesvstein of payments, of which you may avail yourself, no  matter where you live.  &    RISCH    PIANO   CO.,   LTD.  KING STREET WEST, TORONTO,  ON   .  MASON  3  J. fVJacieoti, Agent, Second Street.  TviTir-m"r���������'-'-,**���������~*,mm*"'m***^mB  Revelstoke Herald and  Railway Men's Journal.  PuMi-lieil even* TlmrMltiy. Snivel ilitiun Si  per year.   Ailvc*rtbi"K rates on ap'-IicUum.  Clmnses of advertisement**, must, lie in liefme  ntita: on Weilnesila*.* tu insure insortiun.  .rob Printing In all itu brain-lie piuinptly ami  neatly executed.  Thursday, Disc. 22. 1001.  TWO PICTURES���������AT HOME  AND ABROAD.  A recent announcement inatlo by  the Hon. Richard *Mcl3i'idc. Premier  and Minister of iiincs. to tho cll'eet  that he hoped" lo enunciate a policy  for the development ol* every section  of this Province, not unnaturally  created interest in the ranks of  those; Kootenay  sound a nolo of warning.  There aro some who woulcl rejoice,  over tho downfall of tho jNIcBride  Government, who would willingly see  delegates in the: position of supplicants  befoie the Federal, ministers. Ts not  one object lesson sufficient lo bring  the blush of shame to the faces of all  western men? fs it not sufficiently  degrading to find men who have been  toiling lo develop one of the greatest  industries in this Province, forced lo  visit Oiliiwn, humbly praying that  tlieir business should hn saved from  ruin, consequent upon thc sellishne.**s  of a Manitoba man���������the Hon, Cliil'ord  ���������Sifton? Surely the lumbermen deserve fairer treatment: surely, aflor n,  vast majority of thorn sm rendered  conscientious convictions and snppovt-  otl tho Government candidates in  mil   Yale-Cariboo,   belter  ���������who care more for British Columbia  than for partisan triumph: not unnaturally too. opposition newspnpei.s  sneer at the foreshadowing of a public  spirited ancl patriotic platform. "Why  is thi-*? Richard .McBride is no self*'  seeker. A native of the Province,  whose interests he is lhc steward of: a  man of common sense, a believer in  ancl advocate of progress, ho recognises the marvellous possibilities of  the country; more, ho is .sincere.  There is no pretty hypocrisy in his  nature, therefore none in his profe**.-  Mon: still, it suits lhe "graftt'is*'ami  '���������heeler***" ancl political cormorant.***  opposed, to   endeavor   to  belittle antl  besmirch   hira���������'while  they Mipporl a  ���������*���������  party that   is   gradually loweiing tho  standard of public morality, by playing upon the credulity or the cupidity,  or both, of those who imagine that to  lnn^a- "Liberalism'' i.- in the ascendant, lhc development of l'liti-di Columbia i- a .-econcl consideiation. It is  .surely lime for honest men to be on  the   alert:   it   is certainly a duty tliey  treatment might bo expected, nay,  demanded. This is no time for recrimination, no lime for recalling the  warnings solemnly uttered by Conservatives a few weeks ago. The  seriousness of tho situation demands  a more generous, a more patriotic  policy: we freely admit it and pledge  ourselves to do all in our power to  assist in the solulion-of the problem as  to how best to serve a struggling industry and a deceived community.  It must be admitted, however, that  when tlie Toronto Mai! and several  other ea.-tcrn lu-wsp.ipeis announced  that at a recent meeting at Cranbrook  tho lumbermen willingly subscribed  i-SHiii) towards sending delegates to  Ottawa, lo plead at the shrine of the  Finance Miui.-ter. the situation becomes pathetic, the spectacle melancholy anil depressing. Imagine men  like I.i'ilcli and Mackenzie of Cran-  broii" . I.mul of "Wardnor, McDougnll  of Kei-iiie. Ca-'Iin of Golden. Beatty  and T/.ulg.-ite of Arrowhead, together  -with.-.oi l-.i.K.- iifiimi* -Innni*,, foi.pr.tl  tn.  owe to the Province antl to themselves.  The Mc-Britle Government assuim-tl tin;  ri.'.*-pon-*tliilitic*s- of ofllce under circuin-  stance*** well calculated to appal  ordinary politician*;. To be candid,  bankruptcy -.tared Btili**h Columbia  in the face, and without -suing into  particular.-*;, all ne'.i-.-stry in point out  is��������� tln-y met and overr-aim- ob.-Uielo.***  considered by many insui mount.ilile.  unlets the Dominion Government  agreed to act justly in the- premises.  They shirked no responsibility: they  magnified no difficulties. Mcssim. McBride, Carter-Cotton, Hubert Green  and other colleagues did their duly  and success has crowned their efforts.  During tbe general election, one year  ngo last October, tbey spoke out  plainly; they reserved nothing, in  short, played tbe game in a manly,  straightforward and statesmanlike "When lliis Province, desires to make  manner. Since then, the Dominion itself felt, tlic people sliould never  Government hns again been sustained, I consent to countenance a, proceeding  and there are those who would gamble  on the situation, would willingly band  expend moii'-y in order to be vouchsafe.! tlii* opportunity of asserting  thei:' riiibls: I ravelling thousands of  mill ��������� to endeavor to induce Ministers  to ki*<-p lli'.nr p'l'ilges. and doing work  thi'M* who pi'iiti-i.-ieil to protect them  ��������� ur.: .i!!i'. tiikv ViiTKIi -sboii'd ait*  xinu-'y volunteer to perform. Of  com si* legal men cannot waste t ime,  unle-s K-intiiii'i-ati'il. Be it lead or  lumber-���������-one bus In go a long distance  to get a Minister's ear, for the "non-  portfolio" gentleman at Victoria is  doubtless pluming bis feathers for  higher and moro congenial spheres.  HAVING   RIGHTS ���������MAINTAIN THEM..  a self reliant peoplo mako then-solves  respected; in short, command the  homage of observers at a distance as  well as those surrounding them. Instead of humbly crouching and fawning for Government favors, any  province having right on icssideshonld  scorn to cringe before the seats of the  mighty, a power created by the combined Province." anil placed in cilice to  act as the. steward**; of and for the.  people. '.!'!.al moui'.uit those who  should rii.i1. relax thi-ir vigilant:?, that  moment thoy weaken llieir influence  und surrender tlieir rights. Members  are oleclrd, they pr04j1i.se much, perform lilllo, come back for re-election,  dangle a prospective post ofllce, a  petty dredge, n timber limit or 11  breakwater���������and, presto! neglect, indifference*, disloyalty and treachery  are forgotten, great interests being  sacrificed for a mere temporary personal advantage.  No Province, and we say it advisedly,  has been treated more cavalierly than  British Columbia. Kven the Terms of  Union, a solemn compact approved of  by tbo Dominion and Imporial Governments: were violated. All who  read will remember or be conversant  with the fact that a Iaberal Government, under tbe Hon. Alox. Mackenzie, attempted to violate somo of the  most important provisions; did violate  them in fact, and only when the  popular voice, nol then as loud, as  strong or as potent as it might be  today, declared with no uncertain'  sound thai the policy must bo "The  Terms of Union or Separation," then  only was a bait and a compromise  agreed upon.  This   Province   has   constant   calls  upon   the   exchequer, where   il  costs  hundreds   for   trails   and   roads   and  bridges   elsewhere, it  costs thousands  here; whore it costs  oue thousand for  tbo   adininisli-ation   of  justice in the  eist, it costs ten thousand here; wheie  lhc   per   capita   school   system  costs  four dollars in   the east,  the  requirements aro  twelve  here.    We are not  quoting statistics  now,   but referring  to general   results,-as   illustrative of  the condition of affairs.    Have anj- of  those   supporting   thc Government at  Ottawa since 1S00 spoken out, hravely  iu   the   interests   of   thoir   Province?  Not   oncj save   ancl   except   upon the  lumber     question,   when     the   coast  members shouted  themselves   hoarse  advocating a duty  on   lumber���������then  voted   against  a motion  in favor of  piotection.     Not  one, cxcepl Mr. XV.  A  Galliher member for Yale-Cariboo,  who   bowled   for  a duty on lead and  when a  motion  came  up  in favor of  that   duty���������voted   against  it.    To be  sure, the electors condoned these acis  of  ti eachery,   hence tbe Government  will naturally accept the act a.s approval of their policy.    On tbe question of  lumber Mr.  Fielding, Minislerof Finance sneeringly remarked "It is a good  thing   that   the   consumer in   British  Columbia cm  purchase cheap lumber  from Washington .State-."'   Then when  tbe -'Better Terms" issue came up in  the House of Commons, what liberal  member raised bis voice   in the interests of the people of British Columbia'-'  It was  left  for. the Premier, Sir Wil-'  We speak ln all seriousness, because  convinced that the peoplo of tbis  western portion of the Dominion, are  so intent upon their personal business,  so courageously anxious to develop  tbe marvellous resources cf the Province, tbat thoy are indifferent to  issues of paramount importance, if  tbe possibilities of every district are  to bo attained. Without public sentiment, a community is a rudderless  ship; tossed on tbe crest of every  passing wave, always iu jeopardy, ancl  too often the victim of irreparable  disaster. AVe say this in no spirit of  political antipathy, rather tbe reverse.  ��������� for the rule applies "to nil political  combinations. The Dominion of Can-  ,-ula has, like all the-nations of the  world, been vouchsafed marvellous  prosperity; her people have been prosperous in every walk of life; field anil  factory have yielded incalculable  riches, aud the administration of the  day not only expended vast revenues  in order to remain in power, but  hypothecated the future, mortgaged,  even anticipated assets. Such action  is a direct conspiracy against popular  privileges���������but one, province is told  "we will expend .$50,000,0(30 in your  district"; another "we will not only  expend millions, but change the whole  fiscal policy announced Inst year, if  you will vote for us this year." So,  all along the line, tho people being  corrupted by thoir own money, cajoled  and deceived into violating principles  held dear by freemen, by frail promises and pledges, that "some of tbo  loaves aud fishes would come their  way." In Great Britain, the Minister  or candidate who,- addressing the  electors, during a contest, made tbe  promises solemnly, recorded by the  Premier of Canada, bis colleagues  ancl supporters,' woulcl, under a protest _be held to hnve violated tbe  principal safeguard of constitutional  government still, unfortunately, tbe  people of Canada countenance such  flaguuil methods, and even the stuffing of false ballot boxes appears to  create naught save a ripple, whore  one would look for mighty waves of  indignation. Today, all signs point  to tlie fact that tbe-Dominion Government aims at destroying the McBride  Administration. AVhy?' Because, for  the first 'timo in many years, order  and practical results nave followed  Conservative rule. However, we have  faith in the common sense of the  people.  Cmnaplix, Julinn's mill nl Greely  Creek, the Arrowhead Lumber Company, tbe Big Bond Lumber Company,  the Pingston Creek Lumber Company,  nre now all operating within a short  distance , of the city. Another mill  is to be established at Three Valley  Lake, and still another is projected  at Arrowhend.  The city of ltevelstoke owns its own  tranchise, water and light.  This year very considerable improvements have been mnde in tbe  water supply, a new source having  been brought mulct', and a new- main  laid, also n To.OtlO gallon reservoir installed, thus giving much larger supply and alVording superb lire protection for the city. The electric light  plant is operated by waler power, as  mentioned before, the Ulecillewliet  river being tbe source of energy.  A very interesting development/  murks the building up of the city this  year. To those desiring to own larger  areas of ground thnn alVordi-d by  ah ordinaiy lot the privilege is now  extended Ihrough arrangements having been made for tbe sale by tbo  Knglish company hitherto owning tin-  Smelter Townsite addition to a-local  syndicate which organized a company  to handle it. Steps will be taken to  improve the property with a view to  make it attractive to hoincseekers and  investors. 'Contracts have already  been let for laying sidewalks" and  streets will be graded.  Public institutions of high clnss  are maintained, the largest hospital  in tbe district being located at Revelstoke, and a high school having been  opened this yenr in addition to excellent public schools. The public buildings are substantial and handsome  structures, there being ,'i provincial  building, an armory and the fine  school nnd hospital buildings, besides  ix large and substantial city hall vnil  fire bull.  The city has two banks, the Imperial and the Molsons, lhe fonnei'havini;  its own building, one of the finest  blocks in the city, The business firms  are nearly all on a huge scale and  many very handsome blocks anil  stores line tbe business streets. llesi-  dentinlly Kevelstoke should be proud  of its handsome homes which would  do credit to a much larger city. A  fine brickyard is one of the industries,  furnishing excellent building material  of which fiiie_ blocks are being built.  All in all the cily has a future of the  most promising aspect; ancl the rapid  growth is satisfactory as showing the  permanent nature bf the interests  centreing here.  ������1 *> ji.u^Wt'S^.V^qJiqpf.**.  ������s������-  ^���������������S*5fe?'RSS*5Q-S68Sfee������������S*ESSSS8:Si  mm  -a*****-  ex���������  i&tfsa  ���������    **���������=���������" --^ j;*"****,      ti-ff .-nt**.- fl   Jt EFTY  -~*2>  Cii  (JO���������  *������'���������*--  C3*-*-  &x���������  <������->-  fSf���������  Of*-���������  ���������������-���������������������������  ���������SS���������  To wear good glasses. To tliose. who bave to work  and feel I hat their eyes are continually aching  i'rsun that, cause should wear ,*i pair. Tin*.* trouble is  that tin- majority of people* do-not know that the  rii*. 1)1 glasses will give thai needed rest.  WM WILL KXAMINK YOUR EYKS FRISK OF  t'!!A :M* >.", i!.l it yon fiel thai you ave justified in  waring, gl.'i.sses v.o can iit yon. A large, quantity  nlwnvH in stoei..  ���������&  ���������0>  '   P-������     Ull  P  8 B\M.    WATCHMAKER,  :. wi. Ae.LJU.w3j-        and optician  ���������y\^JyA-[y;yJSJ  ���������������-s!3  DOH'T SUFFE8  AMY LOHSEB  Save Your  EYES  J. GUY BARBER, ;-.' Jeweller, Optician  ���������lUL^Ul*HL'll')--*l������lt������ll-.**Jl-l*IJI������.'J������UJ.  REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  JW'MIV'llMi'l-lIf MIHII ���������IfllW  CONVEYAKCiHC NOTARIES PUBLIC  ^ e ���������_.._, f C.P.R.  Townsite Mara Townsite  AG EN IS FOR- n        -���������-,-.  ( Gerrard   lownsitc.  AGENTS FOR]*1'11'0  re and -Life   Insurance   Companies���������  only Reliable Ones.  AGENTS FOR���������Canada Permanent Mortgage Corporation  ' COAL MERCHANT���������Comox.     C.  P.  R.  Hard Coal  First Street.  Gp. Macdonald & Monteith's  1 uimi 1 Lk-rimm.  tsstSSEsrsatsisassBi  esale  THE CITY OF REVELSTOKE.  (Continued from Page 1.)  route. This will ' mean much to  Kevelstoke as the 'inland traffic emporium between the east and west.  Revelstoke has been well termed the  " Gateway of Kootenay,"' but just  as it is the gateway to the south so  it is tbe gateway, to the Big Bend  district, and with proper transportation facilities to the north, settlement will take place to the Yellowhead  Pass, nearly two hundred iniles  north of the city. That is a country  of great lumbering, mineral nnd agricultural possibilities. The timber has  largely been taken up for future  operation, and the land, suitable for  MgiTi'ffilEliPfn'n'li^t^  be taken up. Revelstoke is tbe natural outlet for that vast territory.  Already steps have been taken to  inaugurate transportation to the  norlli. The steamer "Kevelstoke,"  built by local enterprise, is one of the  best steamers plying on the inland  waters of British Columbia, ft furnishes means of transport tip the  Columbia river, A tramway will be  bnilr, past Death Rapids and another  steamer put on the river above, fly  this mean's tho territory adjacent and  tributary to the Big Bend and Columbia and Canoe rivers will be brought  into direct communication with Revelstoke. Tbe mica fields of the nortb-  The JIi-'RALD believes it to be the. ern country are known to be among  duty of every patriotic citizen to assist   the roost valuable in   the  world,   and  frid Laurier. to express gratification  that "tbe peoplo were able to pay so  much more for various pioducts th.-in  the people of the east." The electors  of Rritisb Columbia, by their votes  seemingly ap>:vove<! of thin���������what can  tbey now expect? Our only hopo remains, namely that Ihe Government  may this se.-i.-ion of Parliament., see  tho necessity' of keeping their promises onee during a docado.  THE PERIL OF THE HOUR  SOCIETIES.  Red Rose Decree meets second and fourth  Tuesdays of each month; White Rose Defrrce  meets third Tuesday ofeaeli quarter, in Oddfellows Hall.  Vlsitinc brethren welcome  T.H.BAKER,   ��������� H.COOKE,  President. Secretary.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE  No. 1638.  "���������Kceular'-tnoctings are held In the  Oddfellow's Hall on the Third- Fri  day of each month, at 8 p.m. sharp.  "'   line brethren cordially invited  W. B. jflfeMINO, W.M  F.m  ly invite")  *������������������   "I. hffUMJtta, W.M  J. ACHESON, Reo.-Sec.  Fish and Game in -Season.  .First Street,   -   Revelstoke, 33. C.  REOPENED  REMODELED  Palace Restaurant  Two Doors  South  of the Kew Imperial  Bank  Premises formerly occupied by Union Restaurant,  Mrs. McKitrick, Manageress.  Open al all horns.  Meal Tickets:Issued.  Short Orders tastefully served,  ,   Terms Moderate.  KOOTENAY STAR, R. B. P.  Meets on First Tuesday of overy month, in  I. O.O. F. Hall.  J. ACHESON. W. P.  J. H, ARMSTRONG, REO.  Cold Range Lodge, K. of P.,  No. 26, Revelstoke, B. c,  MEETS  EVERY"WEDNESDAY  in   Odiirollows'    Hall   at 8  o'clo'-lc.    Visiting  Kulglils  ara  cordially invited.  GORDO.** lirtOCK, C. C.  STEWART Mc-DONAI.D, K.olR. A.B.  If.    , BROWN, M. of K.  Camp Mountain View, C. W. 0. W.  Meets in Selkirk IInil every Sc-coml nnil  Fourth Krl'lnvnt each month at 8 p. m. Visiting 01io|i|>ers '���������.���������rdl'illy Invited to ulteiiil.  I*. II. BOURNE, Con.Com.  II. W. EDWARDS, Clork.  LEGAL  the reverse of that characteristic (if  Eastern methods. Manitoba lnng ago  refused to he treated with scant courtesy hy Ministers controlling Cnnnil.is  destinies. Tho sturdy, manly, self  ���������isserlive spirit, of her pioneers attracted the world's attention. These patriotic citizens reaped a rich reward,  garnered a plenteous harvest, not  alone in cereals, hut in the fields of  industry, commerce and finance, Just  fact, that   wc   speak   the   truth   and ' as an  independent jnan is ho*iored, so  British Columbia ovcr to the authorities at Ottawa; if necessary, reverse  the wheels, so long as a hrier advantage could be gained and a party  victory achieved. Cii-ciim**i.*rihed  though the influence of this journal  ���������maybe, we yet feel that tliere. are a  score of independent newsp.ipc-is feeling as we do, because cognizant of Lhe  the Government at Ottawa, he it Conservative  or  Liberal, in any patriot c  effort put forth  with a view to advancing thc  general   interests of Canada-:  Nevertheless, wc   do   not   hesitate to  say that   the  man or men, or the. province   or   provinces  who, fiom selfish  motives, are   prepared to countenance  every   offence,   apologise   for    every  error and   condono  each   crime, committed   by   the   party   in  power, are  factors poisoning   evevy   fibre, of the  body   politic.      Recalcitrants,     time-  servers,   patronage hunters���������in short,  hordes of self-seekerf, neverdid create,  never will  create  a, powerful political  parly   or   lay   deep   and   strong   the  foundations of a progressive common,  wealth.  the owners of the large mica deposit  at Tete ./aiihe Cache, of whose property the late Sir (���������}. AI. Dawson spoke  in such eulogistic terms, have offered  to put up a large portion of thc capital required to thus open up the  northern country.  t.evelsl.oke lies in one of thc wealthiest timher belts in Canada.     The Columbia river,  on   which   the   city is  built, drains something like 8fJ0 miles  of   heavily   timhert-d   valleys.     That,  great area, can  be and  is  now   being  logged and the logs floated  down   the  Coltimbia river to Rovcl.stolie and  Ihe  Arrow Dikes for manufacture. 'Where  the I'Yed Robinson Lumber Company  was two years ago, the only lumbering concern operating in the district,  the   ltevelstoke    Lumber     Company,  wifh its mill  al,  Kevelstoke,  the JSm-  pire Lumber Company,   with  its mi"  OIIN MANNINO SCOTT,  Barrlntcr, Solicitor, Ktc.  Klrnt Street        -" '  . ��������� RevelHtoko, II. C.  -1JARVKY, M'CAKTER A I'INKHAM  ISiirilHtcm, Solid lorn, Klc.  Solicitor* lot linnor.-ul Hunk of Canada.  Ccmijmny ftm-iK to loiin-a'tB percent.  KntiiT ;*)tiibkt, Uevelntoke If. ti.  Dr. Mokkison  bl'S-TIMT  OfTta Over Hews' Drug Store, Mackenzie Ave.  H. W. Edwards,  Taxidermist.  ANIMALS  XMAS AND NEW YEAR  CLOTHING  rjfrryn  Clothing that is good for winter.  There is nol much space lefl in our  Order Book, but just enough for  particular people who want 111? BEST  Wc guarantee minute accuracy in  manufacture, post graduate tailors of  unquestioned skill, masterly designers  of unexampled creative ability���������all of  these conspire to produce.  Crcssman's Ordered Clothing���������  and in themselves form a Society for  lhe prevention of cruelly to Woolens.  Il is logical lo turn for relief to  DEER    HEADS,    BIRDS,  MOUNTED.  ' also here, and another large mill at ��������� REVELSTOKE.  B. O  J. B. CRESSMAN - M ART TAILOR  British Columbia's Foremost Clothiers  aEYELSTOKE,  B. O.  Vi  I   P, BURNS & CO'Y.  t  "-��������� h  Wholesale and Retail Dealers                          *  ij  PRIME   BEEF.     PORK.   MITTON     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.  *"  <  i,  .V  t : ������������������ -. ���������tri"^r%Tjattf J^-  1  ai������niiiii;i*���������uii'wy'in*  .^l!!M'"''"lll*tJJS?y!  itjwrra������MW4jWiG^������Aii-i  NOTIOE,  Notico ia hereby jriven Ihat 30 days after <late I  intumlto m;iku application tr> UieUlik-f Commissioner of L;m*is nnd Works for a spL-eial licenco to  cut antl carry away Umbv-r from tho following  duscribe-i lanily situateil in East Kootenay:  No. 1/  .  ConiinencinRata pout planted on Uie soutii hank  TTOTiUK."  of tho Columbia Kiver ahout three miles abovo the- Golulnbia river ami  marked ."K.  Mellean's north  mouLli of Canoe river and marked "K. ^tcBean's  north wtiat corner,'' theneo,east -SO chaius, thence  'south S'J chains, tlience wost 80 chains, thence  norlh SO chains tot-lw point of commencement.  Datod Oct. lath, 1901-  ��������� No. 2.  Commencing at a posi pl-mle-I en thc south  bank of tli������. Columbia Itiver ab.iut three miles  abovo the mouth of I'uuuc river and marked **K.  McUean's ncith cr*st. corner," thence soulli t'd  fhuiny. thencewest i)0 chains, tlc.uice north ������C  chains, thenoe cast SO ehainsto the point of commence ment.  Dated Oct. 13lh, HUM.  Xo. :i. _ '  ���������Commoiiciiipj at n post planted on lho south  bank of tho Columbia Kiver about four miles  above th.? moulh of Cano*������ river i:ml marked ' K.  McMeau';* north we-it corner," theneo south j*0  chain.s, thence east -SO chains, thence north til)  chains, tlience \\est 80 chaius to the point of  C4(tumeuue;iieut.  Dated Oct, tilth, 100*1.  K. MvKKAX.  Notice id liereby given that flO days after date I  intend to make application to the Chief Conimissioner of Lamls and Works for a special licence  to out and cairy away timber from the following  descrihed lands situated in Kast Kootenay ;  *^a* !���������'  Commencing at a  pust planted on tho north  bank uf Cummins creek about five miles from the  ww^,ggtg^gSiiitnr������rn JWjJIJj (jJ  NOTICK.  Notice is herelir given thutSildRys utter dute  I inlviitl in muke H|>pli-'ntiori to lhc Clilci  Conimis**loncr of Lnnds ������& Works for n speeinl  llicucu to cut aiul curry nway limber from the  followiiii; iluseriteU lauds situtited in Kust  Koolenny:  A   '  Coinmencliig nt a post plitnicd on tlio soutli  bunk of tlie (,'oluinbln river. Bbnnt live iistlc*.  above Canoo river, nnd mniked "li. McBean'i*'  north west corner post." thence south SO  chains, thenee ea.st SO t-huins. liienee norlh -**-<���������  chains, tlience west 80 ehains to the point of  comincriceincnt.  Dated Oct. l.'itli, 1S0I. V.  '-'������������������";-. '*..'  Hi'**.  commencing* at a p^st planted on the south  bank of the Colnmbi.i river, about half n mile  al*ove Yellow ereek ami,ninrked - Ji*. McBean's  north west corner post." tliclii-e easlio ilintns,.  thenee south i*t> i*hains; thence west SI)  chains, thenee northM) chains to the point ol  commencement.  Dated Oct. ljth, IMI.  Common-Ins nt a post planted on thc south  bankof the Columbia river, about a quarter  of a mile below Yellow creek and marked "E.  McUenu's nortii cast corner post." thence ^>uth  Iti*) chains, thence west -10 chains, thence norih  Ji u chains thence east 10 chain*, to the point  of commencement.  Dated Oct. loth, KOI.  1)  Commencing at a post planted on the south  bank of lho Columbia river, aoouta quarrer of  a mile below Yellow cieek and mnrked "15  JlcBcan's north nvstcorner po*>i,"ilieiiee.*-ouih  ICO chains, thence ea-t *I0 chair'*-, tliem e north  1011 chains, thence weal 10 chains to point oi  commencement.  Dated Oct. loth, 1901.  Commencing at a post planted on thc nortii  bankof the Columbia river, about one and a  quarter mile*, below Cummins creek aud  marked "J*: Mclieau's *-outh east corner post."  thence north txi chains, thonce \ve������t So chains,  then c south **' chain-*, liienee ca**t SO chains  to the point of commencement.  Dated Kov. Otn.lOOl.  Commencing at a poit plnnted on the north  bank of Coin wins creek, about four miles from  thc Columbia jiver and marked "li. McHean's  south west corner p-)st," thence east SOchaius,  tlicucc north SO chaius, theme west SO chaius,  tlience south* bO chains to the point et-com-  mencement.  Dated O=t.C0th, 1904.  Commencing ai a post planted on tlie nortli  bank of Cummins creek, about three mile*,  Irom the Columbia-river aud marked "15. Mi*.  , Bean's south west corner post," tlience easl S  chains, thence north W chains, theuce west SO  chains, tlicucc south SO chaius to the point of  commencement.  Dated Oct.iOtli, 1901. .  11  Commencing at a post planted on thc nortli  bank of Cummins creek nbout three miles  from thel'olumbia river and marked-'15. McBean's sontli east corner-post." thence north  80 chains, thence west fe0 chains, thence soutli  80 chains, thence east $0 chains to thc point of  commencement.  D.ttedOct.20th, 1904.  I  Cominencing at a post planted on the nortli  bank of the Columbia river, about one and a  quarter miles below the mouth of Cummins creek  and marked '.'15. Mellean's south w-est comer post,"  thence north SO chains, thence cast SO chains,  thence south SO chains, theuce west SO chaius to  the point of commencement.  Dated Xov. Oth, 1904.  Commencing at a pnst planted on the nortli side  of the Columbia river, about 00 chains north from  the mouth of Cummins creek and marked "15. Mc-  Bean'H south west corner post," tlience north SO  chains, tlience east So chains, tlience south SO  chains, tlience west SO chains to the point of com-  '-aiencemcnt..  Dated Oct. 22nd, 1904.  -' Commencing at a post planted about 20 chains  east of the east hank of Canoe river, uud about  - four iniles up from the Columbia river and marked "E. McISean's &��������� nth east corner post," thence  west 40 chains, thence north 100 chains, tlience  east 40 chains, tlience soutii 1G0 chains to the  point of commencement.  Dated Oct. 24th, 10C4.  Coinmcncing at a post planted about 20 cliuins  east of the cant bankof Canoe liver and about  four miles up from the Columbia river and marked  "E. Mellean's soutli west corner post," thence  east 40 chains, tlience north 100 chains, tlience  -west 40 ciiains, theuce south 100 chains to the  *A*est   corner , po.st,1'    tlieiiee . 100'..chains cast,  thence south 40 chains, theuce west. 1.(30 chains,  thence nortli 40 chaius'to the point of comiiiencement.     A i ���������. . ���������  Data', inh Sept. 1004.. '   " * -  *   '   ;   '-"-* ���������&'* *-*i-': &������������������;-.���������.-���������'���������  Commencing "at a post pl'anteii on the north  liank of .C'uiuniins.crcolc. aliout.live miles from the  Culuiiihiit river anil marked" "K. McBean's south  west eo-nuT post," theuce east SO chains, thence*  iiiu-th su ciiains, thencewest So chains, thence  south Su chains tn tlm puint of commencement.  Dated Sept. nth, 1001.  No. a.  Co ii'.ncncin*.' ata post planteil on tlic nortii bind:  :,f Cuinmii-M creek ali mt live miles from the Col-  ti:nbi:i 1-ivi-ruiid mnrkcit "!���������'.. Mcl'eun*s south east  comer," thence west So chnins, thi-nce north Si  Vilnius, thence cast St) chain*!, thence soutli fc*  vhaiits Lo tliu poiut of commencement.  Dated Ihls mil Supt. 1904.  No. 1  Cnmmonclng at a post planted on the north  biink of Cummins' Creek, about six miles from  the Columbia liver, and unirkcd ������������������ 15Mcllcuu's  -Southwest Corner 1'ost," theneo so chnins enst,  tlience SO ciiains north, Iheuce to chain i west,  theme SO chains soutli to the point of commencement. :; .  Dated Sept. 17ih, 190*1.  Xo. 5  Commencing at a post planted on tho north  bank of Cummins Creek, about seven miles  from the'Columbia-river, and marked ���������15.  .Mclieau's North West Corner Post," thence SO  ohains east, theuce SO chains soutli, thence SO  .liains wcsl, tlience SO chains uorth to the  point of coiuuieuceiiietit.  Dated Sa-pt. I'lii, IIM.  No. fl  Commencing at apost planted on thc north  bank of I'umnr.u*- creek, about seven niiles  from the Columbia river, and marked " 15. .McBean's Soutii West Corner Post"; thencu So  chains cast, thence SO chains north, thence bo  chains west, thcui-o Su chains south IO. Ibe  point of LOiiiuicucement.    ...  Dated Sept. 17tii, ll'ul.  No  7       -  Commencing at a post planted on the norlli  bank of Cum mins creek, about nine miles from  the Columbia ri\er, and marked -'Jl. Mcnean's-  North West, Coruer Post." thence SO chains  cast, thcuco SO chains south, thence 80 ch-nnr  west, Ihence SO chains uoith to the point'ol  commencement.  Daled Sept. 19th, 1901  No. S  Commencing at a post plnnted on lho north  tmnkof ...uniinins creek, aboul nine miles fiom  the Columbia river, aiul marked " J<. Mellean's  South West Corner Post," llienco SO chains cast  thence SO chains north, tlicucc SO chain < west,  thence so chains .south to the point of commencement  Dated Sept. 19th, 1501.  NOTICE TO DELINQUENT CO-OWNER.  To 11. P. Smith, or to whomsoever h'e may have  transferred.liis interests in the Carbonate  Chief mineral claim, situated on Keystone  Mountain,   Dig   Ueud   district    of    West  Kootenay.  You are hereby notified thatl, Henry Wilcox, co-ow'iier with you in iheCarbonate'chief  mineral claim, above described have performed iabor and made expenditure .on lhe said  claim, to theextent of. I1U200 under the provisions of Section '21 of thc Mineral Act.inordcr  to '-hold said claim, aud thc* years for  which  saM-.lnbor.ovas   performed  aiid   expenditure  matle  having, expired, {.do. hereby give you  notice   to  contribute yo'iir proportion of such  expenditure;  nnd   you; are   further  notified  lhatif ai the expiration i'f 90 days of publication hereof, you fail   or refuse to contribute  yoii-r-proporti'iiiof the expenditure so made  aud required by Section 21 of thc M neral Act,  together with, ail costs of advertising, your interest insiid claim shall become veste'd in me  nider and bv virtue of provisions of Section 4  if the Mineral Act amended Act, mot). '���������  Dated at Kevelstoke, li. C, August 4th, 1901.  HENRY WILCOX,Co-owner.  NOTICE TO CREDITORS  ���������*  NEW  FALL  ���������i"l"i'-i-i*-l"l*-t-i"t*W* ��������� ���������*fr'M**M**fc-i*'t'.fc--fc**fc'M'  4.     ���������   ��������� - :' ��������� **  r>  *  *  ���������J.  *  *  c  *  ���������*>  *  *  t*.  ���������-���������I ' *  ������������������}������        Graduate of Mitchell's School ot Gar-     K-  ���������5* ment Cutting. New York. ***  f-  ^-^i'-M-*********^*********?  Our method of selection insures llio  most satisfactory results to our  patrons.  lly getting -your. Clothing from us  is a guarantee that you get the best  in ssyle, fit* and fini*,li.'  M.A.WILSGH.  Graduate of Mitchell's School of Garment Cutting. New Vork.  KstaUibhiacnt���������Next 'J'avlor   lilock.  THE UNION HOTE  W. J. LICHTBURHE,  Manager.  NEWLY BUILT AND FURNISHED  STRSCLY FIRST-CLASS  Cabinet Making  THE   BAR    IS  WITH BEST  SUPPLIED  BRANDS  In the matter of OLAF 11. HANSEN, deceased,  nnd  In the matter ol the "Official Administrator's  Act." ���������..*-������������������'  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that by order  of liis Honor Andrew i.eamv, Countv Judge,  dated the 12th day of October. 1904, Georgo  ���������smith* McCarter, Ollicial Administrator ior  that pari of Kootenay County comprised within the Kevelstoke Electoral District, has been  granted letters of administration, io administer all und singular the estate of Olaf D.  Hansen, deceased, intestate.   And furiher'take notice that all claims upon  thc snid estate uiu-t bc f-eut into tlie suid  Admiuistrator, at his ollice luipeiial Bank  Illock, ltevelstoke, B.C., within 10 days from  the date hereof, alter which time all proceeds  will be distributed among thc parlies lawfully  thcrcuuto entitled.  ' GEORGE SMITH jrcCAP.TEK,  Ollicial Administrator.  .Dated the 19th clay of October, J90-1   ,,. ,.      ^  PELLEW-HARVEY,  BRYANT & OILMAN  Mining Engineers  ancl Assayers,  VANCOUVER,-B.C.   ��������� Established 1890  WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS  ARROWHEAD, - B. C.  a-post planted on the north  .reek, about eleven and a half  point of commencement.  Dated Oct. 24th, 1904.  Notice  is  NOTICE,  hereby  ...     ,   given that tliirty days nfter  date I intemi to apply to the Chief Coin-  missioner of Lands nml '*. orks for a special licence  to cut uud carry away timber from thu following  dsucrlucil lands in Wcat Kootenay: :  -��������� ' M  Commencing nt a post planleil on tliu soutii  liank of Camp creek (ucni Canoe jiver) about two  miles up from tho Columbia river and nm ked  "K. Mellean's north east corner post," thunee  uouth 80 chains, tlience west 80 clialim, thencu  nortii 80 chains, theneo east 80 chains to the  point of commencement.  Pated Oct. 2Sth, 1004.  -   "���������      . :'������������������' N ' '  Commencing tit a post nlantcdon the south  bank of Camp creek (near Canoo river) about two  miles up from the Columbia river and marked  "E. Mellean's south east corner post," thence  nartli 80 chains, thencu west SO chains, thenee  south 80 ciiains, thence east SO chains to the point  of commencement.  Dated Oct. 25th, 1904.  O  Commencing at a post planted on the soutii  bank of Camp creek (near Canoe river) about three  miles up fTom the Columbia river mid maiked  "E. McBean's sontli east corner post," thencu  nortli 40 chains, tlience west 100 chains, thence  south 40 chains, thcuco east 100 chains to tlic  point of commencement.  . Dated Oct. ''.itli, 11)04.  P  Commencing at a post planted on thosou*'i  bank of Camp cruek (near Canoo rivei) about  throe ltiili-H up from the Columbia liver and  marked "H. Mclleun's north east cninei post,"  tlience kouIIi 40 chains, thcuco west 100 chains,  thcuco uorth 40 chains, thcuco cast 100 ehainsto  point of commencement.  Dated Oct. Mth, 10UI.  Q  Commencing at a post planleil at a point two  miles up (-amp cruuk (m*ai* Caimo river) and half a  milo north of thc noith bankof Camp cieek and  marked "1". Mellean's south west corner nost,"  theneo north 80 chains, theneo cast 80 chains,  tlience south 80 chains, tlience west SO chains to  tho point of commencement.  .-.'Dated Oct. S7lli, WIM. '���������������������������'-  JS. McBKAN.  No.  Commencing at a post planted on the cast  bank of Cummins cicck. about nine miles  from the Columbia river and marked "E. 51c-  Hean's Noi lh Hust Coruer Post," thence 80  chains west, theuce 80 chains soutli, theneo 80  chains cast, thence SO chains nortii to the  point of commencement.  Dated sept. l'Jtli, 1901.  No  10  Commencing at a post planted on the nortli  bank of Cummin-* creek, about nine iniles  from the Columbia, river, and marked --1-'.  lleHeau'*, South I'ast Corner I'osl," thence SO  chains west, thcneeSO chains u<*itli, Ihence 80  chain.*, cuit, thenre SO chains soutii to the  point ol commencement.  Dated Sept. l'Jlli, 1904.  No. 11 -     '  Cominencing nt a post planted en the north  bank of J3ui*innus creek, nbout ton miles from  the Columbia river and marked *'E McBean's  Norih Wesi Corner Post, theuce So chaius easi,  thence 80 chaius soutli, thence SO chums .west,  theuce ������0chains norlh to thc point of  commencement.  Dated fcept. 19th, 1901.      '  ��������� No. is!.*:  Commencing at -,. post planted on the north  b.ink of Cuiniuius creek about ten miles from the  Columbia rivei  and maiked"!-'. Mellean's south  -���������vest coinei post," thence east 80 chains, thence  uorth 80  chains,   thence west 80 chains, thunee  soutii SO chains to the place of commenccuieul.    ^  Dated Sept. 10th, 1901.  Xo. 13.  Commencing  at  bank of Cummin*, cree .  miles from the Columbia liver ami maiked "r".  McBean's nortii west coriu.i--post." thence south SO  chains, thence east 80 chains, tlience north SO  chains, theneo west SO ��������� chaius to puint of commencement. .  Datod Sept. SOtli, 1004.  No. II.  Commencing at a post planted on the nortii  bank of Cummins creek, about eleven and a half  miles from tho Columbia, liiei and marked ������������������'���������;.  .McBean's ooutli east coiner post," thence nortli SO  chains, thence west 8'! chains, tlience south SO  chains, theuce east SO chains to the point of commencement.  Dated Sept. 20th, 190*1.  No. ir,.  Commencing at a post planted on the nortli  hank of Cummins creek, about cleieuand a lialf  miles from Columbia river and marked "E. JlcBcan's south west corner post," tlience north SO  chains, theneo- cast SO Chains, tlience south SO  chains, thencu* west 80 ^chains, to the point of  comuiencc'ment. " ' "  *    '*'  *'���������'���������*'*''-  Dated Sept. 20Lh, 1904.      ' ' \ ���������  No, 10  Commencing at a post planted on the south  bank of Cummins creek, about twelve and a  half miles from the Columbia river, and  marked ���������' E. Mclieau's South West Corner  Post," thence SO chains north, thence SOchaius  cast, thence SO chains south, thence 80 chains  west to the point ot commencement.  Dated Sept. 20th, 1901.  No. 17.  Commencing at a post planted on the soutii  hank of Cuinmius-crcck, about twehe and a half  miles fiom tho-Columhia-rivci'-and-marked-^J***.  .McBean's {south east corner post," thence noith SO  chains, tlieueu west SO chains, thencu south SO  chains, theuce enst SO ciiains to the point of commencement.  Dated Sept. 20th, 1904.  E. McBKAN.  Corporation ci the (ity  ,'  o( Revelstoke  ASSAY WCRK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS  UNDERTAKEN.  Tests mado lip to 2,000 lbs;  A specialty made of chocking Smelter  Pulps.  Samples from the Interior by mail or  ex-ores-, promptly attended to.  -Correspondence .solicited.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnished with tlie  Choicest the Market  affords.  UphoiBtcrin-g-  CHRISTMAS  Piciurc Framing  Massage   Treatment  3EST WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large, Light bedrooms.  Rates $i a day. -  Monthly Rate.  Clifistinas is drawing 'pretty close. As usual you will be  thinking what you are going to buy for a present. "Many people spend  their money in "frivolous things that are absolutely no good. You had  far better put your hard earned dollar-; into ���������soiuethiii'K that will last  and at the sanie time make yotir home more comfortable and be of  service, to you. We would .su-fKcst that you buy a good sensible piece  of Kui-iiiluVe. XVe might mention here some ���������>f the things we have  got tliat would be .suitable for a present. We have .Morris Chaii-s,  Kasy Chairs, Arm Chairs, Fancy Upholstered Chairs. Odd Chairs,  Combination Secretaries, Ladies' .Secretaries. AVatnots, Music Hacks,  ^lusic Cabinets, Centre Tables, Kockers. Couches. Ladies' Dressing  Tables, Children's Kindergarten Sets. China Cabinets. Unlfets. Side-  board, Jardiniere -stands. Bed Lounges, and dozens of other things too  numerous to mention. Come aloiig'and select ont the piece you would  like; we will reserve it for you. A.MKKRY XMAS TO YOU ALL  when it comes.  n  THE PEOPLE'S  FURNITURE STORE  DR. J. 0'GOHNOR  FIRST STREET.  VOTERS'    LIST,   1905  Tlie following am nualiHeil to be entcicil on thc  VotuiV List fur tlie election of Majur and Aldermen.  Any mule or female. beii-E a Biitii-h subject, of  the full age of ^l jodrs ami who is :���������  I.���������The owner of real estate in -the City of the  assessed value of not less than one hundred  dollar**!.  2.���������The resident authorized repi emulative of an  incorporated Company, v,liich i-> the assessed  oilier of lands or impio\emuiL*j iu the municipality.  :���������!.���������The holder of a trade licence, tlie annual fee  of which i������not less than -?-.')-00.        .,  4.���������A householder (paj ing ������i >earl> rental of not  less than SCO 00) who lias paid all municipal rates,  taxes, etG , (which are not chanccahle on laud).   '  IJouseholder-i and trai'e licence holdeis, before  heui������ placed ou the VoteiV Li-tT must, during tlic  month of December, make and deli\erto the City  Cleik the necessary statutory declaration, forms  of which can be obtained at the City Hall.  Resident property owners having property in  morc than one Ward must be placed on tlic list in  tho Ward in which they reside.  Non-resident]noperty.,owners -having propeity  in more than one Ward inuit be placed on the list,  in the Ward in which thoy have the highest  assessment. t,  The last will close January 5th, 1005.  Patients Visited at Their Homes  By Appointment  J. Albert Stone.  ��������� Prop.  HORACE  REVELSTOKE,  B. C.  Turkish Baths', $1.0G  rSt***r\SAt*+**fi*rV*^^  H.  December, 8, 1904.-  FLOYD,  CITY CLERK.  Subscribe for The Herald,  Two Dollars per year.  NOTICE.  Noiice In Iiercby Riven llmt thirty ilnyn after  dato I Intcnil tn upply lo the Cliief Commli-  ulc-ncr of Lnnds und works for n special license  to cut nnd cnrry nwny tin)bur from the following described lnnds in tlic Ullooet district:  1. Commeneiug nt n post mnjkcd "J. I'. Mc-  Goldrlek's Hon tli *wcst cornor post," aud jilBnt-  ed on the west bunk of Upper Adums river  about two miles below.S. Cave's timber claim,  tlience uortli 80 chnins, thenee east 80 chnins,  tlience south SC chains, thencewest W chains  to the place of commencement.  ' 2, Commencing at a post marked "J. P. Mc-  Goldrlck's touth west corner post," and planted nbout four and a half miles below S Cave's  timber claim, theneo north 80 chains, Ihence  cast 80 chains thence soutii 80 cbains, thence  west 80 chains to the place of commencement.  Dated this -24th day of October; 190*1.  :'f, -j p. McGOLDRICK  Silverware  "Watches,   Clocks and-Jew-  elery of alljcinds.  -.-Agent* for    the    Improved  Raymond Sewing Machines  Mr. Boak  Cowan Block.  es  NIAGMIN.ST &  BLACKSMITH  All  Kinds of Jobbing Woik  Done.    .   .  Lathe work a Specialty  Opposite Salvation   Army  FIRST   STREET.  -C   ���������   Liocnscd   Auctioneer for tho  > - .-   City of Kevelstoke.  <3**ArV*-/**/'V,-*''VVV^  LICENSED AUCTIONEER  Is prepared to handle Auction  Sales of every description.  For terms apply to  H. MANNING, Mackenzie Ave-  Rkvelstokk, B. C..  TABLES  Terms  First-Class Livery and Feed Stables, Saddle Horses.  Double Rigs   for  Hire  on   Reasonable  Turned out Clean and Neat.  Single and  D  ry  Orders   left   here   for    Firewood  Fir, Hemlock and Cedar.  promptly    filled.  as. Turnross, Prop  For Sale  The undersigned is pi-epai-ed to  fill all orders for wood and coal  in future.  Orders to be left nt AV. M.  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Tliu lands to be affected by said work are vacant  Crown lands and lot 1180, c.roup One, Kootenny  Ulslrlet. ���������  . Tliu rate of tolls proposed to be charged arc  sucli as may ho fixed by the .lodge of the County  Court of Kootenay  AltllOWIIHAD I.UMUKR COMPANY, Limited.  Dated November IOtli, 1001. -  Lime For Sale.  Tin'undersigned lins just received a  carload of first qunlity little.  ' 'li. O. FUOMJSt-.  -  Gait Coal!  Is unsurpassed for nil domestic purposes. It is clean,  liuriis to a fine ash, no waste.  Vou can use it in your wood  burner cook Move wilh satisfaction. It is much cheaper  than wood. Trv a ton and lie  convinced. PltlOES OS APPLICATION.  J. C. Hutchison,   -   Agent  Jas. I. Woodrow  BUTCHER  Retail Dealer in��������� , .������������������*���������*���������  Beet, Pork,  '.Mutton,Etc,-. ..'���������  Fish and Game in Season   '       All orders promptly filled.  C0���������KeirB?S&". 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HOWSON & CO., FURNITURE DEALERS, EMBALNERS  Vl>--*l-V-V'V-VS''**--������^^  *^* ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** *^** |*fr-i ���������**>*������ |*fr| -fTl l*t*| |"1*T |*t*i .Th .*���������*��������� t*f* y4*1 ���������*-'���������'. .*������* t*i*t **j*t t^*m **������* |4*t  *X   +  H������^ *r    +   *+"   V  +    4������    +    ���������   4*   4������   4*   ���������   4*   4������   +    +    <4������   +   X    ���������*   4������    ���������   X  Q��������������� jlnnual gall  IN AID OF THE QUEEN VICTORIA HOSPITAL  *^mmmaam^*aaaamnaamamiaamm*****amm  Opera jfouse, Revelstoke  Y Jhursdayt January19th, 1905  JL    Ladies' Tickets, $ i.oo Gentlemen, $2.00  ***** m*T*_ ***** *****  ***** *****  **\*m *H**  m'T* ������T|  rf** ***** *T** ***** ***** ***** *>&* *9*  ***** *  l*\*1 **\y lj** 'J.1 **y 'X1 %*P *V W ,*+l ,'^, lV lV lV *4^ l+B l+l l4������! l*V *^tam������9t90������*90mttO������������tr9i  \s  A DYING PROMISE  OR,   THE   HISSING  WILL  CHAPTER XLV.  A week after tho finding of Jessie  there was a marriage in a London  church, in the presenco of Sir Arthur  Medway, and .Iim, and Canon and  Mrs. Medway. No eloquence could  prevail upon Cousin Jane to appear  at hor ward's marriage. Thc proceedings, she averred, were not in  accordance with Wood ways; her  needful consent, with thot of Mr.  Checseu-an, was most reluctantly  given. A tall, thickly-veiled lady  saw tho wedding from a gallery. As  the ceremony went on the veil was  incautiously raised, and the bride-  froom, looking up at a very solemn  moment, was startled to see in the  passion-pale faco tho well-known features of the Marchioness of Bardex-  ter. When the names were being  signed in-the vestry, Jessie turned to  Mr. Ingleby, drew his face down,  and kissed him. "Good-by," sh'o  said, "you have boon a good friend.  I shall never forget your kindness,  or Miss Ingleby's; please give my  love to her."  "And the unkindncss, Jessie?" he  asked in a voice inaudible to others.  "I remember none," she replied,  smiling, "dear Miss Ingleby was always good to me. And if she ever  showed displeasure, it was just, vcry  Just and right." On hearing which  afterward Miss Ingleby burst into  tears, to her brother's infinite surprise and satisfaction.  Philip stood on the church steps  and watched the carriage which  bore Claude and Jessie roll away;  he was now alone in the world, and  yet he was nearer to Jessie now  than he had ever been before.  Ho went back to the Maynards,  chiefly that he might have the opportunity of looking at a chalk  drawing, which was a fair, though  he thought, very unflattering and inadequate likeness of their niece, Ada.  He was clever in leading up to references to "our niece, Ada,"  though he never mentioned hcr.  This Mrs. Maynard thought singular,  since anecdotes of every other member of the family, .1 including the mongoose and the bear, were frequent.  Perhaps it was a sense of justice  that led Mrs. Maynard to supply  this deficiency .by many allusions to  the neglected niece and continued  dwelling upon her virtues and attractions, to:which Philip listened  with a polite forbearance.that did  him credit, arid 'afforded some diversion to the kind-hearted lady.  Having written to Miss Maynard  to tell her of his fruitless search for  Jessie, and unexpected finding of a  father in the course of that search,  he considered that "he ought now to  inform her of the marriage, a duty  that wus air the more easy, if not  more pleasant, because of the impassable barrier that fatal father  of his had placed between them. Thc  world seemed less empty when his  conscience had warned him of this  duty, and he had resolved to perform it, and he by no means slighted the dishes upon the Maynard's  lunchc-on table, or failed to laugh at  the Canon's gentle jokes. He was  thinking of some people sitting at  tiffin under a punkah in a large Indian room, with windows and doors  shut to keep out the blazing heat,  and wondering if one of them was  growing ,,pale with the hot weather,-  and if sne could muster appetite for  anything more solid than a watermelon. That eligible civilian was  not in the habit of dropping in for  tiffin, he remembered with a certain  pleasure.  "Oh, but I- must go no*-.-, Mrs.  Maynard," he said, more than an  hour later, for about the fifth time,  and using thc name for pure love of  its sound and associations, "I promised to meet Sir Arthur Medway on  business at four."  This meeting was to take place at  his father's chftnabers, whither he repaired quickly on leaving the May-  _nardsji=i=On_hLs^AvayJ-.hs^drew-������a-doc���������I  ument from his pocket and read it  carefully in the cab, taking notes  as he read. It wa.s no less an instrument  than   the  last,   the  very     last.  iiaaaiaBioriifTinf iriBunmim iii ii ni I r**'���������"���������"'"'  will and testament of Sir Claudo  Medway, Baronet, properly drawn  up in legal phraseology and handwriting andduly signed, scaled, and  witnessed by competent witnesses.  Tho existence of the will had of  course been known, but as it was  not forthcoming after Sir Claude's  death it was supposed to have been  repented of and destroyed by him.  Rut duriug tho legal arrangements  consequent on Claude's marriage, a  great rummaging of documents had  taken place, and tho missing will had  turned up in the secret spring drawer of a desk that Sir Arthur had  used almost daily at Marwell, On  leaving the church after the marriage Sir Arthur handed it to  Philip to read and return to him in  the afternoon.  Philip found his father very low  and fretful; nothing pleased him, the  toy soldiers were thrown at people's  heads, the draught-board was flung  asido with piteous howls, ouly tbo  fruit ho brought was tolerated. This  was snatched and snarled ovcr.  Philip sat down and looked on at  this unlovely spectacle with a curious mixture ot pity and disgust.  How could this ��������� creaturo bo his  father? He felt no kinship with  him; might there, after all, bo some  mistake? He could not trace the  family likeness in the face before  him, wherein tho animal had effaced  the spiritual, whence all fine lines  and noble curves had disappeared.  What had this face been in youth,  ho wondered, contrasting it with  that of Sir Arthur. The twin brothers were scarcely sixty, younger than  Matthew Meade at his death, but  what a difference? Matthew's mind  and Martha's, too, had wandered at  the last, but how nobler!: Their  last words were never to bo forgotten, though Jessio had now convinced him that the words of betrothal  in her father's last joining of their  hands ought never to havo boon takon literally. Never could he be  grateful enough for Matthew and  Martha Meado in place of this terrible parent.  It was a strange spectacle, ho  thought, a convicted criminal, one  of society's failures. Yet what  could society do more for any man  than it had done for this one, a  member of the criminal classes,- but  a favorite of fortuno, bred in a refined homo: -Trained in the best  schools of ,-��������� tho countrj-, breathing  an atmosphere of. culturo from the  cradle���������whence ��������� came tho moral  taint?  Presently Sir Arthur arrived and  stood beside his miserable brother,  who did'not recognize him, and only  acknowledged his entrance by covering the fruit before-him with his  hand. Sir Arthur, a typical English gentleman, carrying his sixty  years with easy grace, handsome,  dignified, serene, though bearing the  record of heavy sorrows on his face,  was a striking contrast to the degraded husk of humanity beside him,  whose identity had once been confused with his. The last action of  the old man revolted Philip and his  uncle to such an extent    that 6cach  tered Algernon; "that's mine, I say, Jning into  it  in  <hc  distance,  a. sol-  minc!" j emn  olivo-groye  in  the  middle    dis-  Have you shown this will to your I tance,     a     lofty stone  pine  in     the  lawyers?" Philip continued, not  heeding the  old man's babble.  "Not yet. I shall put it into their  hands-to-night. ��������� Claude* has soon it,  no one else, not oven hor ladyship!"  "And the executors are all dead,  and tho witnesses too?" continued,  Philip, idly stirring tho fire and  making a great cavern in tho heart  of it.  "Yes, but there would be no diffi-:  culty in proving it. The lawyer who  made it is still living. Give it into  the hands of your own lawyers if  you liko."  "IVho is -Hie legal owner of a will?'  ho asked, enlarging his cavity in the  fire.  "Upon my soul, Philip, that is a  question that never occurred to me  before," ho replied. "I am no lawyer and cannot tell." He moved as  he spoke and stood between Philip  and his futhor, so that when I'hilip  turned  from tho fire  into  which     ho  foreground,      its    broad    flat    Crest  traced upon the dark bluo eea.  There was much speculation in the  neighborhood of Marwell . as to  whether Mrs. Medway would venture  to appear at Marwell Court; if people would call upon her; how tho  awkwardness ot the Redwoods connection would be got over, whether  she would havo tho audacity to bo  presented mext spring. Or rathor,  would Captain Medway be foolish  enough to risk a refusal? For how  could a runaway liko Jessie be tolerated at an immaculate court? Thus  tho local mind was dislratcd by  pleasing doubt.  But though Jessie had not been to  Marwell. Lady Clertrudo, with pious  resignation to the inevitable, had  visited hor daughter-in-law, in whoso  face sho had read something which  in some measure consoled hcr for tho  irreparable disaster of tho marriage,  and tho two ladies corresponded,  had been gazing, he did not seo the [ and there was further some question  contortions     of    Algernon Modway's^of    sending    Ethel    out to bo    near  More Delicious  in flavor than tho finest Japan tea grown  face in his vain attempts to speak  "Possession is nine points of the  law," he said, quickly drawing tho  paper from his pocket and plunging  it into the burning cavity, whero it  was consumed almost immediately,  being* held down by the poker. "Tho  will is therefore mine, Marwell Court  yours iu all justice. I was not bred  to   own  property     of  this  kind,   and  tbem for  tho winter,  But early in December, Jcssio became very anxious.for Philip to join  them, and ho accordingly got a  month's leave and came.  The afternoon of his arrival was a  very happy ono. The sky was clear,  tho warm sunshine brought out tho  rich tints of the mountain wall  which  sheltered  them  from  the  win-  want  it  no more than I am fit    for;tcr winds,  and Jessie,   who  was sit-  it.   So  that's     done,   wo aro as    w.e  were."  "How? What? Upon my honor!"  exclaimed Sir Arthur... "I)oj you  know what you have done?"   ���������'.-'.-'  "Burnt tho will," he replied, smiling at Sir Arthur's vain attempts  to rescue the fluttering ash into  which  the paper had burnt.  "I think that you have committed  a crime. I have some vague apprehension that this is felony," murmured his uncle, in a dazed way.  ."Marwell is yours by right. I always  had  some  compunction    about  it, and now the will of heaven "  "Has put an end to the doubt,"  returned Thilip. "Uncle Arthur, I  can claim no inheritance from him;  it was as his son I was to have it.  I will stand or fall on my own foundation." He was interrupted by a  sound, half groan, half cry. Sir Arthur started, turned, to seo his  brother, who was propped in a chair,  fall forward upon the table in front  of him. I'he conversation, touching  ns.it did early memories,-which aro  the last to die when mind dissolves,  had roused him to thought to which  ho was unequal. When Philip lifted the sunken head ho saw that his  father was dead, and in the sudden  rush of pain and pity that overcame  him no the sight he knew that thc  miserable creaturo had been dear to  him.  "Thank God!" gasped Sir Arthur;  but he was moved too, seeing the  old likeness to himself steal over the  features as the stained soul's/-impress felt them and they settled into the calm majesty of death.  ��������� "I am not superstitious," Claudo  said to Jessie, when ho related the  story afterward, "but I wish -it -had  not happened on our wedding day!"  They wero in Suffolk, in a" ��������� very  quiet but-ol'-the-way spot on the  const. Perfect quiet had been prescribed for Jessie, whose health was  severely shaken by the long months  of privation and mental suffering,  nnd perfect quiet soon brought the  color back to her face, and happiness  filled her eyes with a soft radiance.  Then they went up the Rhine to  Switzerland, and here it became evident that she must rest to recover  her lost strength. But she was not  Claude maintained, with pathe-  i tic insistence, she did not even suffer  turned simultaneously from the sorry I .  sight,   and    Philip     rose  and     leant'1'1  against  the     chimney-piece,    beneath i      .        ,,   ..      .    . , ,  which a lire was burning, hot as the!pain: al1  thc doctors  pronounced her  weather was.  in  deference to the old ifrce  Irom  orSanic  diseases,  and  suf-  man's whim. j fenng only irom nervous exhaustion.  ,.,,.'.    . '      .       -,'. .,,���������,,   ���������, ...    ITlien she  took  a  chill  and   was    laid  What     about     this    will?"   Ph.l.p j ���������,,   .viu,    som���������     lung   trouble.     from  asked abruptly,   "is  anyone but   my-; tt!hich   Khp     soon      *al]icil.     Sl*���������     a  self affected by it?" .varm   cIin]aLo   was  advisod. for     the  Sir    Arthur      smiled    pathetically, j winter,   and     that  gave  a  delightful  opportunity of entering the Holy  Land of art, the Italy tor which  Jessie longed, and which she could  not enter till the autumn because of  the storm of war then sweeping over  "The loss of Marwell Court and the  lands pertaining to it in some slight  measuie affects myself and my children," he replied.  "I meant,"   Philip    amended,   "arc.  thc other provisions,  legacies,  annul-! it.  ties, nnd so oh. the same as in tho Even after Solferino Claude had  earli<!i* will which has been acted not considered it safe to travel, but  upon?" the peace of  Zurich  brought such    a  "Quite the same,     your grandfath-   wake again later and  purge Italy   of  erA-MntentionHn-this-will-was-Ho-r*-^  store you to your original position "P among the nations, that they  of hei.- of Marwell Court, nothing went tn the Hiviera, meaning to go  more." ' ~~   '"   *'"'       *" "'  ''" "  ting in a sunny nook of the garden  caught sight of him in tho distance  and came smiling down the vine-:  trellised. ..walk-.^to meet and wcloome  him. She moved with such grace;  hold herself so well, her'' color was  so vivid, and her eyes so full of  light, that Philip could not think of  hor , as an, invalid, and bantered hcr  as a malingerer. She laughed like  a chiM as she led him to her sunny  nook.' where tho three sat and chat-  tod till tho early winter sunset was  imminent, and they went in- to a  welcome wood fire. Thore they  spok, of death incidentally, and  Philip said how intensely he hated it  and how much he longed to live and  act. But Jessie thought it would  bo pleasant to "cease upon the midnight with no pain." "Life was so  very tiring," she added.  "Oh, Jessie!" Claude criod with  sudden sharpness; "how cruel! How  could you  leave me?"  She burst into tears. "I cannot,"  she replied, "I cannot. That makes  it so-hard."  "Jessie is a littlo morbid,, Philip,"  her husband said, apologetically;  '"she has had a tiring day, else she  would not. talk like this. It is .only  hysteria," he added, with a quiver  in his voice which went to Philip's  heart.  Next morning Jessie did not leave  her room; she had had a bad night  and wus tired. It was nothing unusual. Claudo added, cheerfully. Philip was very much disturbed by the  intelligence, and set out happily for  a long mountain ..walk,, returning  early in the afternoon to find her up  and ready to talk to him.   ..     ^  They sat by the sunny open window in the salon and talked again,  Jessie in an easy chair, languid but  cheerful. . Claude walked up and  down in the flower-garden outside to  have a cigar, and looked in upon  them from time to time, and smiled to hear thorn talking of hor  father and mother, and recalling  long-forgotten incidents of their  childhood.  "I am so glad you came, Phil,"  Jessie said, with a sigh of intense  happiness, "I could never fully enjoy  anything without you."  Then Claudo finished his cigar and  joined them, and they laughed oyer  Sarah's refusal of the income that  had been offered her and Abraham.  She couldn't do without a dairy,  and was sure Abraham would go  silly with nothing to do but look  forward to dinner time, she averred;  besides she knew that no one else  could do properly for Mrs. I'lummer,  | or'pus ��������� up with her tongue. Thon  i they talked of the. Italian crisis,  of Garibaldi's attempts to stir -up  theAities, and of- the great hopes  that were throbbing at thc nation's  great   heart.        That   led   on   to  the  CEYLON NATURAL GREEN tea is fast becoming  as popular as "SALADA" Black tea. Sold only in  lead packets.   25c and 40c per lb.   By all grocers.  CREAM SEPARATION.  There are three chief methods cm-  picyed in separating cream from  milk, viz., (1) shallow can sotting,  (2) deep setting system, and (3) cen-  trifu,gal system, or tlio uso of separators. There is also a modification of  th.i deep setting systom, known us I he  aquatic, or dilution "separator." It-  is really no distinct m������th*,o-d", and certainly no separator.  Beforo discussing the merits of this  system lot us notice the composition  and properties of the" milk which enables the cream to rise or* favor its  rising. ..      .  Fresli milk contains about -1 per  cent of fat (this: varies of course).;-97  per cent.' of solids, not fat, and 87  per cent, of water. The fat is the  cream or buttcr fat. Th'e.yremaining  solids are chiefly sugar, casein, albumen and ash. The white color is  probably due for th'o most part to  the reflection of light by the fat globules, just as pounded ice appears  white. It is more viscous than water, that is, it has a greater power  of sticking. or. hanging together. Milk  is also slightly heavier -than water,-  its specific gravity being 1.032. The  fat globules' vary much in size, being  larger in some breeds than in others,  and also varying in size in tho same  kind of milk. The fat globules arc  vory small tliat there are thousands in a single drop, and some nro  so very minuto th'at it is impossible  to separate th'em from, the milk, cither by f-tanding or by a centrifugal  soparatcr. This explains why skim  milk is white, even though' much of  th'o fat is removed.  Th'o possibility of separating cream  from milk by standing is due to .differences between .tho ���������; specific gravity,  or weight,  of the fat,  arid  th'e other  COMPOUNDS OF MILK.  Fat is not affected' by a cliange of  temperature as quickly as the liquid  portion or. thc solids, not fat. /This  is wliy cooling causes cream to rise.  The fat globules nre not cooled as  quickly, anid hence, being warmer, are  lighter and go to-'tlie top. Keeping  milk warm or Keating: it diminishes  this tendency for a similar reason.  The solids riot    fat are very    sus-  h'eit for shallow pan .sotting when  the milk is about four inches deep.  Raising it to a higher temperature  and then allowing it to cool aids separation. This heating must be slow  or tlio fat will not reach' tlio , degree  of heat to wliich thc milk has risen,  and thus loose the rising power of  cooling.  Tho chief disadvantage of tlic shallow pan setting is that so high a  temperature is necessary that it cous-  cs tho milk to be too viscous. Thc  fibrin clots at- -10-15 degrees and  abovo and hinders tlic rise of the  fat globules.  DEEP SETTING  SYSTEM.  The  deep     setting system  obviates  thc difficulty    of clotting,  as a temperature    of only 40 degrees is     required.   .Th'e more rapidlyit is cooled  to this- teriipcraturb th'c- better.    '   In  warm  weather  ice  is  desirable     and  cold    water     imperative.   The    milk  after being well aerated (by straining  anid' allowing to drip over an aerator  in;a pure atmosphere if possiblo)    is  put in   narrow    deep    cans,  perhaps  eight   inches    in   diameter   (or     they  may bo rectangular)     and  two     feet  High'.    These cans are kept surrounded by cold water.       Flowing     water  or ico  water are best in  warm weather.     If,   standing  water  is  used 'it  sliould be replaced by cool water    as  soon as it has absorbed most of th'o  h'eat  of    tlic  milk  and acquired  thc  same>,temper-ature.     THc deep setting  systom is very efficient and is     more  used  on  the    small     farm   than  any  other.    There is a loss cf but 25 per  cent,   with'  this  system as  compared  witli  .87  per     cent,   for  th'o  shallow  pan method.    Th'c loss with tlic centrifugal system is about .08 ix>r cent.  DILUTION "SEPARATORS."  If an  equal  volume of cold    water  be added to the milk set in the nborvo  maimer  it will cool  it  rapidly  to    a  temperature midway between  tlrat of  the  milk and  the  water added,  thus  causing tlio cream to  rise rapidly at  first.    This is llic principle of tlie so-  called dilution, or aquatic, separator  so  much advertised  a few -years  ago  and  even  to-liay.  It  is  no separator  at all,   nothing  but  t'he deep  setting  system-with tlie" cold water added to  the milk.     All the devices and modifications of those separating arrangements are    simply    conveniences     or  methods  ef getting   a greater     milk  surfaco  in  contact  with  water.        If  cold watci'    or    ice is added  to  tlie  mill*: in  tho    deep sotting cans     the  cream  will  rise just ns  quickly.  Tlic  extravagant    claims  made for    them  'Marwell   Court!     Marwell!"   mut-  Women Who Are Weak  And  Suffer   the   Derangements   Peculiar  to Their Sex Find That  DR.    CHASE'S    NERVE    FOOD  Cures Such ills Permanently by Strengthening tha Nerves and Muscles.  V-r. Chase's Serve Food stands  high in women's favor because it is  especially successful in overcoming ills  peculiar  to tlieir sex.  When, on account of a run-down  condition of the system, tlie muscles  and nerves fail to control t'he action  oi the feminine- organism, there is  bound  to come riiuch auffering.  Hea<fach'es, pains in the batik and  limbs, indigestion, feelings of discouragement and despondency, weakness anrl irregularity rob life of tho  joys wliieli would otherwise be possible.  Stimulating medicines cannot possibly bc of more than slight temporary relief. To he of lasting benefit  the nerves and muscles must be fully restored by such treatment as is  afforded by  Dr.  Chase's Nerve Food.  Not only is the action and vigor of  the bodily organs  fully restored*,  but  new.  firm flesh  is added,   the form  i.s ���������  rounded  out, the -Wright Ls increased, I  and pallor gives way to that healthful glow of complexion which tells of  the  full  enjoyment of health.  MRS. SVMONS, 42 St. Clair St.,  Belleville, Ont., states :���������"Some  weeks ago I began a courso of treatment with Dr. Chaso's Nerve Food,  and havo found it a very satisfactory medicine. I was formerly troubled with nervous exhaustion and a  weak. fluttering heart. Whenever  my heart bothered mo I would have  spells of weakness and dizziness,  which were very distressing. Hy  means of thi.s treatment my nerves  have l)������:omi! strong and healthy, and  the action of my heart seems to ho  regular. I can recommend Dr.  Chased Ncrvo Food a:* an excellent  medicine." >-  Dr. Chase's Nerve Foci, 50 cents a  box, at all dealers, or X'-'.dmanson,  Bates &. Co.. Toronto. Thc portrait antl signature of Ur. A. W.  Chase, tho famous receipt book author,  aro on every box.  on   to   Africa  in  case   of   disquiet  Italy So   Jessie     at   last   looked  upon the Mediterranean, that beautiful sen whoso waters are an inverted and intensified heaven, whose islands arc paradises, whoso shores nre  fragrant with the most, precious n������-  s.M'lution.s of history nnd literature.  Ifor;; she. might sit for long hours  in tho sunshine, breathing balmiest  air. sweet with flower scents, listening to tho music of Claude's voice  ns ho rent', or talked, or telling him  the things she saw ns she looked upon the tf'lelfss sea, gay with ruddy-  brown lateen sails and crossed by  great ships from many lands. She  saw Phoenician traders and [toman  galleys float upon the sunny sea  westward, crusaders sailing eastward, ricii merchant ships from Cen-  oa and Venice, pirates and slavers  from Africa, tlm bark wrecked upon  tho island of Mcliln, a strango and  motley procession. She saw thc  heroes sailing t.o Troy, and Ulysses  returning after many years to his  island home, unhurt by sirens, sea  monsters, sen, peri!."*, or barbarous  outlandish' peoples. Then sho saw  him finally sailing westward in the  lull in tin; tempest that was to  track of tho Kinking sun, away,  nway to the mystic, unknown, happy  Islands. 'I'llis vision had the greatest charm for her. Perhaps .she loved those old Creek heroes so much  because Claude had introduced thorn  t.o hcr through .well-chosen translations  wliich   lie  read  aloud.  "Rome dny 3*011 might paint tho  lasl. voyngo of Ulysses," he said to  her, hut Jessie made no reply: sho  seemed too languid to paint, anil  only once roused herself t.o sketch  the view from lhe windows, blue sea  with a mountainous promontory run-  Smother  A Cough  ceptible to changes of temperature, that they will separate the cream in  and when milk is cooled quickly (Jhey a Very few hours are untrue, ns has  become cocl and sink to th'o bottom, b(,on demons! rated bv careful cxperi-  tKus aiding the cream  to rise. I ments  and     published  bv  cxneriment  Thc viscousity. of the milk partially stations; and yet thoy are advertised  offsets th'c rising tendency. It in- far above their : morits as ".soimra*-  creasea as the milk cools and renders'tors" a-nd farmers are still buying  the rising of the cream more difficult. thcm nt fancy prices, Tlien instead  Thus we see that cream rises well or of publishing the faJce to tho ncigth-  poorly, according as ciio^or the other |borliood thoy "grin and bear it" arid  lot the other fellow get "bitten,"  or  force is preponderant. It -must not  be too warm or there will be no tendency for the fat globules to rise, and  it'must .not-be' too cold or vicousity  will prevent the easy movement of  the globules. This golden incan is  found to be about 60 degrees Farcn-  Press your hand hard enough  over your mouth and you can  smother a cough, but you can't  cure it that way. The outside  is the wrong end to work on.  scon's Emulsion  thoroughly cures coughs because it strikes at the root of the  trouble. The throat and lungs  need a regular system of education to cure an old cough.  The point of value about  Scott's Emulsion and coughs is  that while Scott's Emulsion  does soothe the raw throat and  lungs, it also nourishes and  heals the inflamed parts.  It replaces inflamed tissue  with healthy tissue���������the only  real cure for an old cough.  Send for Free Sample.  SCOTT "i UOWNE, Cliemisu, Toronto, Ont.  war just ended,- thence tp the. Mutiny  arid the Crimea, and war iii" the abstract, and finally to 'the hope 'of  ultimate peace as the consummation  to which all theso tragic wars might  be tonding-  In the meantime the beautiful prospect with its accurate level lino  sharply dividing sky from sea, with  its purple-shadowed mountain spur,  its hoary olive and gleaming orange-  go rdens-gIowed^in='thc^warm~light=  before them, dainty roso scents and  heavier tuberose and narcissus perfumes stole in on the sunny air.  bees hummed about the flowers stoic  in on the sunny air, the voices and  laughter of thc people passing in  the road sounded pleasantly, the low-  murmur of the soa went on in hushed moments whon silence fell upon  thc three, and tho sun went down  in great glory,  in    a splendor    that  try  to j-crsuade  themselves  it  success  after  all.  MILK FEVER.  Until recently most stringent methods were resorted to by every careful  ���������dairyman* to prevent tlie development  of the disease in his ���������herd. However,,  since tho treatment of thc present  day h'as so greatly reduced, and even-  in some cases obliterated,-th'e'-".mortality,, prevention is no longer, such'  an important problem, and therefore  preventative measures which have a  severe and lasting elTect upon t'he  animals should be abandoned from  an economic standpoint. It has long  been _ ndvocn ted, _ says^jLohn Al .^Mck*  lcr, to starve all snispectoif animals  for two weeks prior to thc birth of  tlio calf. It is frequently noted  that this lins an injurious elTect on  t>v*3 milk flow of the anininl, from  which it may require several weeks  for tmr to recover and I'tycnin her normal o'ltput of milk. This monMure i.s  no longer considered advisable, as it  is better lo Hnvo cows attacked with  the disease once in a  while ((.lie mor  filled them wi"tii awe!^Thodusk,. light-it"--^   ���������',?iinK test,    tlian    ,r>  per cent)  od by tho henrth-light, wa.s pleasant  too. Claudo drew closer to Jessie,  who gradually became silent. A full  moon rose and threw its glory upon  tho peaceful waves, the two men  talked on in low voices on large,  lofty subjects, Jessie's head, slipped from the easy chair to Claude's  shoulder; i'hilip saw it in the white  moonlight. "She is asleep," he said,  and stole softly away, noiselessly replenishing tho sinking lire as ho  went. .  Ifo had just closed the door when  a sharpi quick cry from within called him back, to see Claude bending  over Jessie's drooping heud and pule  Kwct-t face, with blank despair written on his own.  "She i.s gtint;," he said, with tho  trngic solemnity of a grief beyond  expression.  .'I'hlli.'i stood by him .in thc white  moonlight, half dazed, incredible.  Hut there wns no mistaking tho helpless droop of the lightly set head,  or tho unutterable peace of the beautiful face. Tho blue eyes would no  more look tenderly in theirs, or the  sweet  lips smile  upon  them  again.  Ono might havo thought the clear  moon    wns    shining on    a   group of  t'hun to decrease the How from every  heavy-in.ilking cow for one to two  or tliree weeks aftor slie comes fresh  by starving  hefore culving.  A method whi-.li' is not ifiiilo so sure  of reducing tlic plethoric condition cf  tho cow, but which nevertheless  proves efficient and is without the  slightest permanent injurious elTect,'  is tho administration of 1. to li  pounds of lOpsom salts two or three  days prior to culving. In case this  has been neglected and a well nourished, heavy-milking cow has passed  through' an easy non-cxh'niisting calf  birth, the ndministral ion of the salts  after'the-labor is over should by no  means be neglected.' Hlood-letting  has nlso boon advocated,, but''thero is  always the danger of exciting the  blood-nrnkiiig organs to excessive activity,  tlius  largely,  NF/UTRALI54ING   THE  EFFECT.  It should, therefore, be resorted to  only when the cow is extremely fat,  is a lieavy milker and has Jiad one  or morc previous attacks. "The blood  should bo drawn from the jugular  vein until thc p.uise softens perceptibly,    IJ   pints     for    every     hundred  sculpture,     the  two     men  gazed    so 'pounds  of- the animal's  body weight  silently and immovably upon tho fig- . being about the right amount.  ure  that  rested     in such  unbreaking ���������:  4  repose before thorn. |    Few    women     appreciate   indulgent  (To   be   Continued.) . husbands���������who arc seldom sober.  MUM'S &BEAT ISLAND  CHANGES     WHICH     HS     HAS  MADE  IN ANTICOSTI.  What     the    Millionaire  Chocolate  Manufacturer Has Accomplished.  M. Mcnior, chocolate manufacturer,  yachtsman, and sportsman, has" ac-  comi-lir-hed much in Antfjsti,, according to a writer in tho New York  Journal.  It is probable that ho had no  thought when ho bought it of what  tho island would grow to mean to  him. It has become the greatest  hobby of hi.** existence, bcside.1  which' his passion for Arctic exploration has paled, and to which he  gives nil the time lie cun spare, anid  a prolonged visit each alternate year.  For his principality h'e h'as planned and executed, he lias improved  and h'o has colonized. Into dark,  forbidding . interior he lias driven  roads. .Along its shores ho lias established railroad communication. He  lias improved its harbors, and on th'o  shores of the best of thcm he lins  built a model village, factories for  the workers, homes for them 'all,  schools and churches and an elaborate mansion for himself.  GREAT GAME PRESERVE.  At first    ho   took   up th'o    subject'  broadly,    determined    to  subordinate  all things to his desire to have such!  a game preserve as no other man in  the world possessed.     For tliis   purpose the island ��������� was  an ��������� ideal    spot.  -  It is 130 miles   long   and about   27  wide,  and at only one     place,     Fox  Bay,   on  tlie    northern  side,  had     a  settlement been made.  ..The waters  that bound  the   island  are filled witli cod, herring and mackerel,- and,  what wus more important-  to  the  island's   destiny,    with     lobsters, the best to bo found in Nortli  American  Waters.     All  over the     island rivers ran to tlie Gu,lf.     Inland  as  M.    Menier's    explorations ���������   liave  shown,  they   arc    filled witli    trout. -  Near the. salt wator" thoy are abundant in sea trout and salmon���������in fact  sportsmen, who    have    enjoyed     tho  owner's hospitality,  declare th'at   for  thc fisherman it is a paradise. :':'.*.  Tlie woods are filled with fur-bearing animals, for no one hunted moro  than a very small portion of tliom  beforo the new owner took hold. To  CanaHians and to sailors and fishermen it was ns. completely unknown  territory as is much of the wilds of  Labrador to-dny.  imOUGHT IN SETTLERS.  No sooner had th'o purchase price  been paid tlian the new owner liad  trouble on liis hands. Tlic settlers at}  Fox Bay refused to recognize his authority and defied liis orders. It  tool*: a few months to ;bring order out  of this, but in. tlic end they yielded  and left tho island .with' all thoir  goods anil chattels.  M. Mcnier saw that tlie establishment- of,- sucli a preserve as lie Had.  planned called for a scheme of colonization thnt would bring to the  island settlers who would make. it  their permanent home arid yet woitfd  not interfere with ������������������either' its game or '  fish". He  at  first  induced     several  French* families; to emigrate, but not  in sufficient "numbers for the purposo  and to them he has added families  from Gnspo on tlio soutli and. from  that portion of tlio province of Quebec tliat stretches eAt, to .Labrador.  Hardy folk arc these Canudian habi- '  tants, morc fisher than fanner, working while daylight lasts and simple  in all th'eir requirements.'... 1-ast of all  aro some English' und a few Scotch,  and out of the mixture of nations has  grown ono peculiar condition. , For  all his workers M. Meiner has laid  down the rule that no intoxicating  beverages shall be drunk upon tho island.'except*, hy ithe.'-.-French. There  has been grumbling over this spocial  dispensation, but the penalty is deportation, arid .the rule is never  broken.  *" r'..WORK AT FISHERIES. -  Having made certain of His .colonists",. M. Mehicr found! work for'them -  at once in the-fisheries,-chief of ' all  tlie lobster.,' Factories were, built and'  the canning of lobster became tho  grent industry of the island. . Tho  most approved sanitary methods  were applied to the work, and the  entire-output���������is=shipt)ed=-to^Fi'ancer=====  Work for others was found in tho  building of the English" Bay settlement. Homes for tlic permanent  residents wero quickly built nnul theso  wore followed by all tlio necessary  buildings,qt a. model village.  At. Monicr lias begun the erection  of an elaborate nnd complete mansion. It is almost ready for occupancy, and will be finished when tlie  owner pays liis regular visit noxt  yenr. Into tlie building of this mansion At. jWenier has put mucli timo  nnd attention. Ho was liis own architect nnd hns planned every detail  down to the liiost nii'nute.  Meanwhile, tho establishment of  tlio great gnme preserve hns not been .  neglected. Agents liave made nr*  rangements with hunters all over  Canada, and tliey liave kept up a  constant supply of fur-bearing * animals. Red deer, caribou and moose  have been turned loose in the interior of the island and tho brown  bears wiio were among the original  settlers have increased vastly in number. -Besides 'these the beavei-j the  otter and the rod  fox are plentiful.  *.   '      '.'���������'- -'���������    ���������'    *'  '  ' -'"'    ���������  Landlady���������'Til have to request ���������.-'  you to pay. in advance, Mr. Hhort-  loigh." Sh'ortlbigh���������"Why, isn't my  trunk good for a week's lodging?"  Landlady���������"No: it looks like one of  those  emotional   trunks."   SliorlleigH  ���������"Emotion;! 1?"  one  that  is  easily  Ln nd lady���������'' Yes;  moved."  Mrs. Subbubs (indignantly) ��������� "Seo  here, sir; you cjnitn tliat your soap  wouldn't injure tlie most delicate fabric in the world, and yet it hus  stimpl.v ruined this cloth!" island  Salesman��������� "But you see. run'/���������in, thif*  is not t'he nost ���������jollculc fabric in  the world."  r"  1  <  i  3  ���������n  ���������a  V, -^t.-f'I'JTgSfc-V.fJ.''.' .���������^-M-^^^M-^^^M^^t*i4-^^^������  HEALTH  I  SLEEP  AS  A RESTORATIVE.  Without sound sleep neither health  nor  beauty     can     long  b&   retained.  Much of the discomfort and ncrvous-  ���������   ness  that    people  complain  of  when  they rise in tho    morning is duo    to  .the fact that    each  does  not    sleep  alone.     There is nothing that will so  derange   the     nervous "system   of     a  person who is climinntivo in nervous  force as to lie all night in bed with  another who is absorbent of nervous  ���������force.      The latter  will sloop soundly  nil  night,   and  arise  refreshed    in  \iiie   morning,  while tho former   will  toss  restlessly,     and  awake  in     the  morning fretful,    peevish,   fainthearted,  and  discouraged.   No  two     persons, says    a medical authority,   no  matter who   they are    should hi'Vi-  tually sleep together.   The  ono   will  thrive,  the othor    will  lose.   This  is  the    law.        The grandmother     with  hcr little child   is a 'case in    point.  The aged one keeps strong; the little  ono pines  away  and  becomes enfeebled.   A lady in    middle life informed  us the other clay that she habitually  arose  in  the  morning  nervous,   worried,  and weak,  while    her   husband  '  woultt. sleep soundly' all night.     The  touch of his foot even' Would awaken  nervousness, and  . dis:o"n-fort, _. while  he" seemed  to be wholly unaffected.  . .It is_ wonderful how mucji may    be  done to .jprotract "existence, by .   the  habitual ''restorative    of sound sleep."  Late hours under -mental strain arc,  Df  course, - incompatible  with'    tliis  good    work    of sleep.      "A physician  reports that he has    traced the    beginning of pulmonary consumption in  many cases to  late hours and   evening parties,  by which rest is broken  and encroachments made on the constitution.  If in middle-age the habit  of taking deficient and irregular sleep  be*.still maintained,  every source   of  depression,  every latent form of disease,     is    quickened  and  intensified.  The sleepless    exhaustion allies itself  with every  other exhaustion,   or     it  kills imperceptibly by a rapid introduction  of premature old  age,  which  leads  prematurely  to  dissolution.  A scientific writer says that sleep,  if take'.i at the right moment, will  prevent an attack of nervous headache. If the subjects of such headaches will watch the symptoms of its  comin-r. they can notice that it begins with a feeling of weariness and  heaviness. This is the time a sleep  of an hour, or even two, as nature  guides, will effectually prevent tho  headache.,. If .not then, it. will, be [,,  too late, for after the attack is  fairly under way it is impossible **to  get sleep until far into the night,  perhaps. It is so common iri these  daj's for doctors to forbid having  their patients waked to take medicines" if they are asleep when the  hour comes round that- people ��������� have  learned the lesson pretty woll, aud  they generally know that sleep is  better for the sick then medicine.  But it is not so u\*ll known that  sleep is a wonderful prevention of  disease better than tonic regulators  and stimulants.  HEADACHE.  In a previous article a warning was  utterc-1 against the danger of a resort to "headache powders" and  othor powerful drugs for the relief of  headache. It was shown that the remedy eventually would prove worse  than the disease, and that the wisest  course for a sufferer from periodical  attacks of pain in the head was to  search for the .cause of the trouble  and remove it, or, if that was not  possible, to use such palliative measures as would soften the pain and  perhaps shorten the attack, even if  they could not cure.  Thero is another unfortunately  large class of sufferers for whom this  ���������warning comes too late. The., headaches have^ existed for so 'many years  that    they ���������   have become inveterate  ��������� and recur' again and, again, until  seemingly tho only possible mutiga-  tion of* tho suffering- is in drugs. The  ���������headache "habit" is, fully establish*  cd, and the drug habit has-followed  as an almost necessary consequence.  Thc problem is now the cure of tho  drug habit, which must be attacked  by thc removal of the cause���������the  headache- habit.  Severe periodical headaches,  of the  ~ kind-which-almost-force-the- sufferer  to drugs, are almost always either  ocular or gouty. They can bo prevented only by the accurate fitting  of glasses' or the remedying of other  eye defects, or by overcoming tho  gouty condition. Neither of these  tasks is easy, oven to the most skilful of physicians, after the headaches  have persisted so long that a "habit" of the , system has Been formed,  yet porsiBtcnce in treatment will always bring nn amelioration, and  sometimes a cure.  The sufferer from, gouty or uric-  acid heudachc has usually for'' the  time being the choice of three evils���������  to endure the pain, to take some  more or. less'���������poisonous drug,    with  ���������its'evil consequences on the heart:  and in tho-establishment of a habit,  or to take acids with the design of  transferring the pain from the head  to the joints.. Permanent relief can  bo got only, in general, from dieting  ���������either alone or combined with appropriate treatment at some miner-  alspring.  Such a grave condition should of  course be treated by the trained  physician, and it is possiblo here to  indicate only thc general outline of  dietary called for. It is tho rigid  exclusion for a time, at least, of all  meat, fish, poultry, eggs, tea and  coffee, ns well as peas and beans.  One need not fear starvation even  under' radical regimen, for thero remains a choice of milk, choose,  bread and butter, fruits, nuln.^pota-  tocs and nearly all the vegetables.���������  Youth':;   Companion.  -,,?.������ ' -' '  Justice���������Bo you understand tlio nature of un" oath, littlo girl? Little  Girl���������It's spmot-hlng you; say whon  yon \ it your head against tlio man-  i.������l.: .   .���������"  *    HEURALGIC PAINS,  AKE THE CRY OF THE NEB.VES  FOB BETTER BLOOD.  Enrich the Blood and "Neuralgia  Will Disappear���������It is Only Those  Whose Blood Is Poor and Watery  That  Suffer.  No part of tho human system is  more sensitive than* the nerves. Many  of the most excruciating pains that  afflict mankind come from weak,  shaky, shattered nerves, and among  tho nerve pains there is perhaps  nono causes more intense suffering  than neuralgia, which generally attacks tho nerves of the faco and  head, sometimes causing swift, darting, agonizing pains���������at other times  a dull, heavy aching feeling which  makes lifo miserable. Thoro is only  one way to get rid of neuralgia   and  other nervous troubles, and that i3  through tho blood. Poor, watery  blood makes tho nerves shaky and  invite disease. Rich, red blood makes  the nerves strong, and banishes all  nerve troubles. No medicino in the  world can equal Dr. Williams' Pink  Pilli as a blood builder and nerve  tonic; every dose helps to make rich,  red blood, and ever drop of this  now blood feeds and strengthens tho  nerves and banishes all nerve aches  and,pains.. -Among .those,who, offer  strong proof of thisis Mr. John Mc-  Dermott, Bond Head, Ont., who  says : '*'A few years ago while working as ��������� a carpenter in Buffalo I got  wet. *T neglected' to .charge- my*  clo'thes and" next, morning I',awoke  with *. cramps and pains throughout  my entire body. I was unable to go to  work so called in a doctor. I followed his treatment, but it did not  help me. As I was unable to work  I returned to my home at Bond  Head. Hero I consulted a doctor  who said I was suffering from neuralgia but though ho treated- me for  some time, he also failed to help me.  I had often read of Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills, do decided-to try them.  I had not used more than three  boxes beforo I felt they woro helping  me. From that on I gained day by  day, and after I had used some ten  boxes T had fully recovered my old-  time strength and havo sinco been  ablo to work at my trade without  any trouble. The pains and aches no  longer torture me and I havo gained  in weight. I think Dr. Williams'  Pink Pills an invaluable medicino  and shall always have a good word  to say for them."  Neuralgia, sciatica, rheumatism,  St. Vitus dance, and the many other  blood and nerve troubles all vanish  when Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are  used���������but you must 'get tho genuine  bearing the full name, "Dr. . Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People,"  on the wrapper around every' box.  Sold by druggists or direct by mail  at 50 cents a box or six boxes for  $3.50 *by writing Tho Dr. Williams'  Medicino .Co., Prockville,  Ont.,  LEARN JAPANESE TONGUE  IT IS  NOT  A VERY DIFFICULT  TASK.  More  The    Sentences     Are   Much  Intricate Than the  English.  TKe acquirement of a practical  knowledge of Japanese Is not such a  terribly difficult task as a glance at  the written language would suggest,  the order in which tho word's aro arranged being the most difficult point,  not grammar or pronunciation. Nouns  have no infections for gender, number or case, but are preceded or followed by particles, whicli serve these  and other purposes. Masculine and  feminine are shown by adding the  prefix "o" or "on" for women, and  me" or "men"  for males.  Th'o personal pronoun is something  seldom used in conversation at all,  only being brought into play where  entire ambiguity will result if it is  omitted. Its place, however, is  largely taken by honorary or self-deprecatory expressions, something peculiarly Oriental and one of the confusing factors  IN JAPANESE SPEECH.  -*-  PTJGILIST- TO  PREACHER.  Ex-Champion     of England in   the  Salvation Army.  A picturesque preacher is to bo  hoard at the Salvation Army Hall,  Black friars road, London. He is  "Billy" McLeod, who a quarter of  a coi.tury; ago was tho lightweight  champion boxer of England, and a  well-known figuro in sporting circles.  It is 20 years ago since this muscular Christian joined the Salvation  Army; since that timo ho haB preached all over England.  At a recent meeting "Billy." stepped to the front and carefully removed tho tablo on the platform.  The reason for this was made clear  very soon, for the preacher every  now and then would indulge in a  "round" with an imaginary foe as  he told his enthusiastic audience  about his past life.  His first fight, for S2 a side, was  described .in 'groatv detail iiy Billy,  as also were ���������*���������_ subsequent ones, including the famous "one with'. Jem  Wright, pf Sheffield. \ The preacher  amused his audibnce '-when he*;told  them that ho found his "fighting" useful  sometimes   even now. '���������_ '���������  "I -was at Eastbourne not long  ago,' and I saw three men Mnsultihg  a girl I 'laid out'. two of them,  and gave the third ia charge."   ���������   AN  UMBRELLA  LOCK.  An inventor, who has suffered from  the common troublo of having his  uinbtella misappropriated, has devised a lock which fits round the  handle, and covers tho catch which  you ��������� push down in opening. This  lock can bo easily operated by the  owner, who knows thc combination,  and the proper arrangement of the  discs forming this combiation can be  judged by tho number of clicks. Any  stranger taking tho umbrella would  havo to break it in order to open  it  ��������� 4  ..:.. .  AN AID TO MOTHERS".      -.'.  It doosn't'h'elp a sick "baby lo.jgive  it "soothing" drugs: On tlief contrary,- it lessons baby's chance of ���������recovery.- If; your, little ones show  any signs of being unwell promptly  give Baby's Own Tablets and see  how speedily-they will be bright;*  cheerful well and happy. This medicine is sold 'under'a guarantee that  it contains no poisonous soothing  sti-ifr, " or hurtful drug, and it cures  nil'tKo little ills of babyhood and  childhood. Mrs. W. H. Austin.  Farmington, " N. S., says: "Baby's  Own Tablet's aro just wliat every  mother needs when her little ones are  cutting th'eir teeth*.- When my little  ono cries I give Kim a. Tablet nnd it  helps Kim at once. Motfjicrs who use  tho Tablets will have no tvouble  witli thoir babies." Baby's Own  Tablets are sold by all medicine  dealers or can be hnd by mail at 25  cents a box by writing tlio'Dr. Williams'  Medicine  Co., Brockville,  Ont,  Your soldiers aro vary brave���������Nee  liome liny E she wa'h tsu yoh go -si  m-UB.  In speaking of one's self one always  uses deprecatory terms, verging from  the mild to the most exaggerated  character. - Thus a Japanese will-refer" to "himself "in any one of th'o following, phrases: Boku (servant), ses-  sha '(awkward person),'slio-sei (pmall  born), watakushi .sol (selfish), soro-  gashi; (certain .* ��������� po/soii), . 'and" many  others of similar import, while "the  address to thc other will partake .of  such forms as kimi (prince), nan ji  (renowned), Iti ga (beneath august-  ness), an'd so forth.  The verbs and adjectives often so  closely resemble one another that it  is really difficult to define them without a full knowledge of the sentence  of which they are a part, and Dot  always  even  then.  As a rule, the sentences are extremely complicated, for the Japanese -usually tries to incorporate the  wKole of a statement, however complex it may be or however numerous  its parts, within the limits of a  single sentence, which thus frequently approaches th'e proportions of a  paragraph", and is as much moro intricate tlian an English sentence.  WRITTEN LANGUAGE.  In writing, the Japanese employ tho  Chinese system of ideograms, though  this cumbrous method is sometimes  modified a little by tKe use of the  kana, the syllabary, or alpKabet,  which ��������� consists -of ���������43* syllables,- and*  governs the spoken tongue almost entirely.     These 47  syllables  arc:  I, ri, yo, mu, ya,-sa, ro, nu, ta, u,  ma, ki, -hn, ru, re. 1, ke, yu, mi, wo,  so, no, *fu, mo, ho, wa, tsu, o, ko,  mi, he, lea, ne, ku, -,-������,. shi, to, J?*?;,  na,  me, tc, su, clii,  hi, ra,  se," a.  To this list of syllables must "be  added tlio terminal n, and also tho  modifications of the meaning of some  of them, whicK brings the total number up to 72. These changes include  some modifications as t to d, K and  f to b or p, s to z, and so forth.  This is te-med in Japanese the nig-  ori. All purely Japanese words end  eitKer in a vowel or in tlio letter n, but  the final u is generally silent, so that  the word masu, for example, would  be pronounced mas. Th'e pronunciation of vowels is precisely the same  as iri Italian, save that tliey aro  slightly shorter.  There 'is no accent whatever in the  Japanese tongue, and all syllables of  ..a word and all words of a sentence  are pronounced witK equal stress laid  on each,    c  In the brief vocabulary and list of  sentences given in this article tlie  Japanese rendering of tlie English  words and sentences is given in syllables and tlie spelling is phonetic.  The actual Japanese words are not  given,"but merely the pronunciation  of" each" syllable in "the sentence as  nearly as it could be - rendered in  printed form, so th'at if "-���������one* pro-  ���������rounce th'e Japanese, rendotung^of  each wo"r'd or sentence just [ ns it  would' be pronounced in EnglisSh^ono  will closely, approximate, tlie exact  manner ia ��������� which a* Japanese would  utter it.  NUMERALS.  1���������It ehe. 2���������Nee. 3���������Song. 4���������  Sh'eo^ 5���������Go. 6���������Rocko. 7���������Hit  clioe.~ 8���������Hat~ch"ee~9=Ku. 10-^.Iui  it chc.- 11���������Jui it clio. 20���������Sea jui.  30���������Song Jui. Hundred���������Yah Koh.  Thousand���������Seng. .Million���������Mong.  (The Japanese words are here given  phonetically and should be pronounced as in English.)  Morning���������Kis ah'. Noon���������Ho ro.  Niglit���������Bong. O'clock���������Non gee. Tomorrow���������Ah soo. To-day���������Ki oo.  Good���������Yo shi. Bad���������Wah lucy. Yes  ���������Ska rec. No���������E nan. Woman���������Oh  nah'. Man���������Oh to ko. Boy���������Ko doh  mo. Baby���������Ah' kura ball. Hate���������  Ki rali oo. Fear���������0 saw lay rob.  Respect���������Song : kay E. Wife���������SigK  kum. Mother���������Ha ha. Sistqr-^.Smi.  War-Sen so. Peace���������Hay wall. .Warm  ���������Ah tail "J kee. .Cold���������Say moo "*13.  Street���������Mali chee. Road���������Me* cliec.  Mountain���������Yoii ma. Plain���������He rah  chee. Sea���������Oo me. Lake���������ICo see.  Pretty���������Kee ray nah. Will-r-Ah loo.  Come���������Kee ta roo. ' Go-^-U koo.  Leave���������Tat su. Winter���������Foo you;  Autu.mn���������A ko. Summer���������Not' su.  Spring���������Ha roo.  Good; morning���������O,ha yo, go tl mas.  Good-bye���������Sigh y'o no ra.  Good evening���������Kum ba hu na.  How do you do?*���������E caK na des ka?  Are you well?���������Yo, go ti maska?  I am not very well���������Wah tock she  wall yo ar day ma sin.  I am sorry to hear it���������So rah wuK  OK kee no da koo des.  I am quite well���������Wah tock she waK  yo go ta mas. '������������������-;-'  Please speak English���������Ego day- ha  naK sh'tay koK dos I.  - v *--*,���������   ������������������ ���������: ��������� ���������   * ' ���������  SUFFERED TORTURE  FOR FOUR YEARS  THEN  DODD'S  KIDNEY     PILLS  CURED     WM.      DOEG'S  RHEUMATISM.  He Was so Bad That He Could  Not Lie Down, But Had tct.Sit  Night and Day in a Chair.  Sunbridge. Ont., Nov. 7.���������(Special)  ���������AU. William Doeg, cf this place,  now a hale, hearty man, tells of his  almost miraculous cure of Rheumatism by using Dodd's Kidney Pills.  For four years I suffered excruciating torture," says Mr. Docg, "I  was scarcely an hour free from pain.  I could not lie down to take rent,  but had to sit night and day in a  chair.  I -was treated for Rheumatism by  several doctors and also tried several  medicines without receiving any benefit. Almost in despair I feared I  never again would bo free from pain.  Then I read of some remarkable cures  by Dodd's Kidney Pills. I procured  a box and soon found tlioy were doing me good and before I had finished  the second box I was entirely free  from pain anid a now man."  Dodd's .jKidney Pills always cure  Rheumatism-by putting_ the Kidneys  in sh'ape to take th'c cause���������Uric Acid  ���������out of-the blood. '".,  ." , -^     ������-. ���������* -  A PEER AND HIS MINERS.   "*-  Xbrd Penrhyn. Has Won. a Victory  Over Labor Leaders.  Losd Penrhyn will be remetabere'd  in connection with his many years'  fight with bis workmen, thousands in  number, a fight in which tho Government interfered in vain, not in behulf  of th'e peer, but in th'at of th'e men.  Lord Penrhyn Held out, won the victory and not only that, but likewise  tKe good will of the very men with  wKom he had been fighting. During  the lifetime of his father, the latter  had tried tKe experiment of working  the quarries under tho management  of a committee of tlic men, which  ended in chaos and disaster, from  which they were rescued by the present Lord Penrhyn, who took them  into-his own hands and brought them  back into a condition of prosperity.  This experiment of his father determined him to permit no outside  interference with his property, and  while lie offered no objection to his  men forming themselves into associations of th'e benefit order, -he declined  to allow them to.import professional  labor agitators'" from the outside, "as  officers of their unions, or to tolerate relations between,tKe latter and  other labor unions throughout t-he  country, resolved not to expose.- hira-  self to tlie. danger of, sympathetic  strikes. It Was this that brought'  about tho war between his men and  himself, and, rather than give way,  he shut down his quarries To-day  they are once more working in full  blast, 'his men liaving yielded.to his  terms.  TKesc are exceedingly liberal in the  matter of pay and hours, far more,  indeed, tlian in any other slate quarries where labor unions are in control. Moreover, Ke has established a  system of pensions, and is extremely  generous and indulgent in the matter  of rent, all t'he workingmen in his  employ being His tenants. Lord Penrhyn shows tho same solicitude for  the material and moral welfare for  tlie people of his estates as other  English" territorial magnates, who  are keenly alivo to the fact that the  possession of land carries obligations  with it. Indeed, during the years  th'at his men were on strike lie refrained from expelling them from  thoir holdings, and relieved their destitution, even while they were waging  tho bitterest kind of "war against him;  Lord Penrhyn is the second peer ' of  his name. His father was a Scotch  soldier, a .Colonel Douglas, i who  married the daughter and heiress' of;  Gcorge Pennant, of Penrhyn Castle,  the value of whoso estates was commensurate .with the pride of his pedigree from Trevor Tudor," tihe founder  of tlie Tribe of the Marches.   "f  Shirt waists and dainty  linen are made delightfully  clean and fresh with Sunlight Soap.  SB  LIFE OF A TREE.  Have you any idea what is tho  average length of a troo's life? In-  formi.tion gathered by tho German  Forestry Commission assigns to tho  pine tree 700 years as a maximum  lengt*' of life, 425 years to tho silver fir, 275 to the larch, 245 to tho  red beech, 210 to the aspen, 200 to  the birch, 170 to tho ash, 145 to  tho elder, and 330;to the elm. The  heart of the oak begins to rot at  about the ago of 300 years. Of the  holly, it is said thore is a specimen  aged 410 years in existence near  Achattonburg,   in  Germany.  Oyp-e^  bayMAt, -    JynMd/fits.  &      -  THE  Wo can handle your  poultry either,  alive  or  dressed  to  best  advantage.  Also  your butter,  eggs,  honey     and  .other  produce.  DAWSON   COMMISSION   CO.,  Limited  Cor.   West   Market   and   Colborno   ate.,   TORONTO.  POULTRY  CERTAINLY.  Mrs.   Prim���������Mrs.    Deaflcigh,     does  your daughter have a chaperon?  'Mrs.. Deafleigh���������What    say?       Oh,  yes; sho has -a^chap of her own.  MOOSE. HUNT-INO. '"  The finest--reglon^in Canada for the  "��������� ntor . who wishes*to secure Moose  Is the Temagami. region in" New'Ontario, arid_now ear*y of .access by the  Grand Trunk R-ylway System and  North Bay. Airtnformation regarding guides, routes, rates etc., can  be had on application to agents or  by addressing G. T. Ball, G. P. & T.  A��������� Montreal.  Owing to the stamp on a postcard  coming off iu his pocket, a Viennese  merchant discovered that his friend  was carrying on a clandestine correspondence with his wife. Messages  were written in a minute hand under  the postage-stamp on illustrated  postcards.   He got a divorce.  '. Liniment Cures Gtlft, etc,  Tho .bill collector's work may nob  be vcry pleasant, but it has to be  dun.  Twitchy Musclca and 8leop!a8s*  ness���������The hopeless heart sickness that  settles on a man or woman whose  nerves arc shattered by disease can best  be pictured in contrast with a patient  who has been in the "depths" and has  been dragged from them by South American Nervine. George Webster, of  *Foic6t, Ont., says : "1 owo my life to  it. Everything else failed to cure."���������  4-1  Two more storeys have been added  to tho 25-storey International Banking building under construction at  63 Pino Streot, New York. Tho completed structure will bo 370 ft. high.  It -will -bo'-tho tallest oflice building  in tho world.  Mlnard's Liniment Cures Diphtheria,  Bitish.. India has the .swiftest-river  in tho w'orld. It is-the Sutlej, which  in ISO"-miles,"has a descent" of 12,-  000 feet. .    ."  For Over Sixty Years  Mbp. WjNBto-w't'SooTnT'Ma Strut h������js boon aao'I t*  mllllone of mothers for their i&ildrcD nhile leothEas.  ItBoothes the child, nofteno the Hums, ftllaynnaln, caret  wind colic, regulates tboetomnch awl bowels, and is ths  be6trcmedyxor Diarrhoea. Twenty-lire cents a bott-In  Bold Lwdruffgiste throughout the world.  Ho sure an*l  RksCor"Mlt-T.WJKULOW'sSOOTUlNUl*V-KUr."    '11���������ill  The medical colleges of thc fivo  Swiss universities have more women  than men. The reports for tho year  show 981 women to 76 men.  Russia has a number of monasteries in Palestine. A vrccentt traveller  waa -surprised to find thcm strongly  fortified, and having loopholes for  guns. * ... ;. ";  Manly Strength and-yvonmaniy Beauty  depend on purity of--the blood, and  much of that purity depends on'"perfect.  kidney -filtering. ���������II these organs are  diseased and will not perform their  functions, man will seek in vain for  Btrc-ii-th and woman {or be-iuty. Souths  Amorican Kidney Cure drives out all  impurities Ihrough the body's "filter-  ers'*���������repairs weak spots.���������16  Friend���������"You received a good  many presents, didn't you?" Bride���������  "Yes, and just think now nice���������most  of them are from, married friends,  and we won't have to give them any*  in return."  Bpoachlen-a   and   pai-alysad���������"I bad  -raWular disease of the heart," -"ritei  Mrs. J. S. Goode, of Truro, N.S. "I  suffered and was often speechless and  partially paralyzed. One dose of Dr.  Agnew's Cure for Uie Heart gave m������  relief, and before I finished ona bottle  I .was able to go about.--To-day-1-am -  a well woman."���������43  There's-   nothing is .a name���������unless  you" are a candidate -tor office.  'Biggies-worth is a multi-millionaire  at    last."\     "How   -do you know?'-*.  'Why, his Vcifo cairie to dhurch    last  Sunday weiring an old frja-ck and her  lost fall's to-met?.'--  Guest���������"Bring me a roasted chicken waiter!" "Waitress���������"Very sorry,  but the chicken's out." Ou.est (sarcastically)���������"Did" it-leave-word-when  it would return?"   f   BY PSOXY.  Itchlne,     Burning*,     Skin     Diseases  Cured    for    Thirty-five    Cants. ���������   Dr.  Agnew's Ointment relieves in ona day,  and cures Tetter. Salt Rheum, Scald  Head, Eczema, Barber's Itch, Ulcers,  Blotches and al) eruptions of thc skin.  It is soothing and quieting and acts  like magic in the cure of all baby  humors.    35c.���������4.7  There arc 9,201,531 negroes in the  United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and  Porto Itico, more negroes than can  bo found anywhere else in the world  excepting Africa.  Mlnard's Liniment Cures Dhtemptf.  The tobacco monopoly has yielded  tho Austrian Government the enormous net profits of $15,000,000 for  one year.  The   Governor's   Wife   a    Prisoner.���������  Mrs. Z. A. Van Luvon Is the wife of  the governor of tho county jail, Nap-  anoe, Ont., and was a great sufTerer  from rheumatism. When the best doctors in the community and "specialists"  {ailed to help her, she buried her scep-  tism of "-proprietary remedies and - purchased South American ltheumatic  Ourc.  '   4   bottles   cured  her.*���������42.  id Air  "It's- all nonsense, dear, about  wedding cake. I put an enormous  piece under my pillow, and dreamt  of nobody." "Well?" "And the'  next night I ate it, and dreamt of .  everybody."  YOUR OVERCOATS  ana hdec Suits ���������mold look tetter dreo.  ������f osn Ib jtmr *o*rn. vrlle direet Uo  .   It tu ace-a  ,ootreai. Box 151  ������������������ITI8H AMERICAN  DYKING OO.  MONTREAI,.  ' Tho annual catch of ffsh fti American waters is 1,690,000,000 pounds,  which represents a money value of  $43,400,000:-   ������������������'-'��������� N-  Lever's Y-Z (Wise Head) Disinfectant Soap Powder is better than  other powders, as it is both soap ana  disinfectant.  JAPANESE PATRIOTISM.  The   following    are reproduced  printed   in  as  a  Japanese  Tho toad is exceedingly greedy. It  feeds continuously, throughout the  night, and in twenty-four hours consumes a quantity of insects equal-'������o  about four times its stomach capacity.  What the Baby Needed.  I suffered from nervousness and  headache until one day nbout a  year ago it suddenly occurred to mo  what a great coffee drinker T 'was  and I thought maybe this might  have something to do with my trouble, so I shifted to tea for nwhile,  but was not better, if anything,  worse.  !'At tliat"time I had a baby four  months, old ' that we liad' to feed on  the bottle, until, ail old lady friend  told, me to try Postum Food Ooflteo.  Three month's age. I commenced using  Postum,-leaving off tho tea and coffee, and riot only liave iny headaches  and* nervous troubles entirely dis'ap-  peared/'but since tlien I liave been  giving| plenty of nurse for my baby  and have a large, healthy child now.  "I have no desire to drink anything  but Postum and Unow it has benefited my children, and I hope all who  have children will try Postum an'd  find out for themselves what a really  wonderful food drink it is." Name  given by Postum Co., Battle Creek,  Mich".  Both tea arid coffee contain cuanti-  ties of a poisonous drug called Caffeine that directly affects the heart,  kidneys, stomach and nerves. Postum is made from cereals only, scientifically, blended to get the coffeo  flavor. Ten days trial of Postum in'  place of - tea or coffee will show "a  health secret-, worth ,more -thanv.*** a  gold mine. There's a reason.  .. Get the book, "The Road to Wcll-  villc,"  In each package.  C.   C.  "RICHAUDS  &  CO.  I was very sick with" Ciuinzy a* .d  thought I would strangle. I us>Jd  MINAHD'S LINIMENT and it cured  me at once. -1 am never without it  now.   ^Voui-s gratefully,   MI'S 0. D. PIUNCE.  Nauwigewauk,   Oct.  21st.  In 1804 no fewer than 30,528  horses were at work in connection  with the tramways in England; in  1902 tho number was 24,120; but  last year the total fell to 20,005,  and thc number is destined still to  diminish, as thc tramways are rapidly becoming electrified.  To prove*xo >ou thnt) *D*v  Ch.iso'a Ointment ia a certain  ond absolute curo for cac*  and every form of ltchlne,  Weodin-cnndprotrudlnppiles,  ihe ���������aiatrafacturerB havo (-uarr.ntecd It, Seo te������  Imonlalfi in the daily preiu- nnd ask your nc.3*l*'  ���������orewhatthoy think of It. Yon can uso it and  tot J-our, money back if not cured. W)o a box, at  ���������41 dealers or Kdmanbon.Bates & Co-Toronto,  Qr* Chase's Ointment  ,f-*^������.-'*-****^>-<-*-j*iia.i'^^  LADY  COLONELS.  Another lady colonel has,been added to tho largo number already in  Germany. The Grand Duko of Meck-  lenburg-Schwcrin has appointed his  young wife honorary colonel of the  Mecklenburg Dragoon Regiment, stationed at Parchim. Amongst the  lady colonels of German regiments  may be mentioned the German Empress, the Queen of Italy, Queen  Wilholmina and her mother, Queen  Emma, all,the sisters of thc Kaiser,  the Queen of Saxony, thc Czarina,  the Queen of Wurtcmburg, and thc  Grand Duchess of Baden. The lato  Empress"' Fred crick was , ths}*, colonel  of- two regiments, and the' Gorman  Empress also has a cavah-jf arid an  infantry regiment.  they    were  newspaper:  Midshipman Shibuye ."saw his  mother before his departure to the  front, when the following conversation passed between them:  "Mother, I shall not come back  alive this  time."  "Why should you not?"  "Mother, how can I live when I  ought to die?"  Soldier K. Suzuki in one of "his letters to his Homo mentions a most  popular song sung by tho soldiers at  tho front, which runs as follows:  He���������When I go to the front bring  up this child as a good citizen. When  I die do not  weep.  She���������Why should I weep? ,Am I  not: a soldier's .wife? .Fight ��������� for tho  Emperor; tho honor will abide * with  this child.  RAILWAY  mum  Is the special work of the  CENTRAL  Telegraph School  TORONTO,   ONT.  * Write for particuUrs-to  W.'-H. SHAW,*-        --       '-     " Principal  YonEe and Oerrard Su., Toronto.  HOT SANDBAGS.  A sandbag is-;said .to be greatly,  superior to a hot water bag, which  many people . prize so* highly. Get  some clean fine sand; dry it thoroughly in a kettle on the stove;  make a bag about eight inches  square of flannel fill it with dry sand  and sew tho opening carefully together, and cover the bag with cot-  ton-oi'-linen���������cloth. ���������Tliis_will_ pre-_  vent thc sand from sifting out, and  also enable you to heat the bag  quickly by placing it in thc oven  or-on the top of the stove. After  once using this you will never again  attempt to warm the feet or hands  of a sick person with a bottle or a  brick. The sand holds the heat for  a long time.  Successful experiments have been  made in various forests in France in  cutting trees by moans of electricity.  A platinum wire is made white-hot  by an electric current, and used like  a saw. In this manner thc tree is  felled much easier, arid quicker than  in the old way. No sawdust is pro-;  duccd and tho slight carbonisation  caused by the wire ucts as a preservative : of the*, wood.  A horse in good condition can  exist about twenty-five days without food, so long as he has plenty  of water to  drink.  La grippe, pneumonia, and influenza often leave a nasty cough  when they're gone.  It is a dangerous thing to neglect,  Cure it with  SHiloK's  {Consumption  Cure ^iCLu"g  I   The cure that is guaranteed  by  your druggist.  Prices: S. C. "W-eiiri: Co. 309  25c.50c $1    ���������LeRoy.N.Y..Toronto.Can.'  SHIRT  Made big enough for a big  .man to wprk in with comfort  Has more material in it than  any other brand of- shirt in  Canada. Made on the  H.B.K. scale it requires 39^ ���������'  to 42 yar8s per dozen, whereas:  common shirts have only 32  to 33 yards.  ___T^at^the_re^ason^why the^  H.B.K. "Big" Shirt" never  chafes the armpits, is never  tight at the neck or wristbands, is alW&ys loose, full  and comfortable and wears  well.  Each shirt bears a tiny book  that tells the whole history  of the "Big." Shirt, and  also contains a no.tarial  declaration that the,H.B.K.  "Big" Shirt contains 39^  to 42 yards of material per  dozen.  Sold at all dealers but only  with this brand:���������  H.B.K.  ��������� .: BRAND. ,-'-"  HUDS0S BAY KNITTING CO.  Montreal       Winnipeg       Dawson  I  ISSUE KO. 4."5.���������04. ',yrriiV7-i������.nffn'-~-'*i'^*rt^  v--f7S'-'*-'~i--''"'r-^^  CAN    BE    DONE   TO   ADVANTAGE-  HOPPIN"  ung's Store  Come  and  sec the Christmas Goods on Display which will make Useful Holiday Gifts,���������A Great Xwias Chance.  We arc offering a lot of Seasonable Goods at Wholesale Prices.  PALACE   RESTAURANT  Mns. McKi'ffticli, Pfttit*.   .  XMAS DINNER���������11 a. ni. to S p. m.  Men's and Boys' Apparel  STYLISH AND DRESSY  Ladies' and Children's  DEPARTMENT  iSAfe.  These are practical   ancl   useful goods that  Men  and Boys can  wear and enjoy.  NEW OVERCOATS  GLOVES���������all kinds  SILK HANDKERCHIEFS  UMBRELLAS  FANCY VESTS  BOYS' SUITS  BOYS' OVERCOATS  BOYS' NOBBY TIES  SUITS OF  CLOTHES  NEW TIES  FANCY SUSPENDERS  SMOKING JACKETS  FANCY MUFFLERS  BOYS'REEFERS -  BOYS' GLOVES  BOYS' BRACES  Make your Xmas Purchases Now while the stock  is at its best  Look over thc above List and do your choosing. 0  Make   Your Xmas   Purchases   Early  SILK BLOUSES  SILK UNDERSKIRTS  LADIES' JACKETS  LADIES* COLLARS & TIES'  LADTES' FURS  LADIES' FANCY SLIPPERS  LADIES' CHATFLA.INE Bugs  LADIES' NEEDLE CASES  CHILDREN'S MUFFS  TOQUES, TAMS  FANCY HANDKERCHIEFS    '  SrLK TOP SKIRTS  SILK   JAPANESE  GOWNS  LADIES' TEA GOWNS  LADIES' KID GLOVES  LADIES' UMBRELLAS  ^LADIES* BELTS  LADIES' FANCY COMBS  -LADIES' BELT SETTS  CHILDREN'S CALLIVETTS  COATS, JACKETS  AND OTHER GOODS  Make   Your  Xmas   Purchases   Early  ?K-������  SOUP  Clam Clio wder  FISH  Fillet Solo  HOT N15ATS  Roast Turkey, Oyster Dressing  ���������Cranberry S.-uice  Roast Duck, Oiu-iant Jelly  Roast Chicken  ENTKEUS  Apple Fritters Peach Meringue  VKGETABr.ES  Mushed Potatoos   Sweet Potatoes  French Peas  COT.D   M12ATS  Beef Tongue Hum  - Pork  * Lamb      ~      Mutton  HEMSIIISS  Cleary Pickles    -    Stuffed Olives  SALADS  Lobster und Chicken  TlUSSEltT  Xin.-is Plum Pudding  Mince, Apple nnd Lemon Pie  Fruit Cuke  TEA COFFEE  -Cull at Brown's Cigar Store.  **W**  MILLINERY  Trim-nsd Millinery and Ready-to-Wear  Hats at a great reduction. Come in and  select one while the reduced prices lasl.  AT OUR ROCK BOTTOM PRICES  MILLINERY  Trimmed Millinery and Ready-to-Woar  Hats at a great reduction. Come in and  select one while thc reduced prices last.  AT OUR ROCK BOTTOM PRICES  &J������. ^Afe. iAktc cAMs. A&Ue..  ���������^WW^W'  Nl*  Yukon Election  Dawson, Y.T., Dec. 19���������Dr. Thompson, Independent candidate for the  Yukon, is elected to the House of  Commons, defeating ,* ex-Governor  Congdon, the Liberal nominee' With  several creeks still to hear from thc  vote stands Ki'Sl for Thompson, and  1070 for Congdoii. The figures from  the remaining points cannot alter the  main result, save that they may somewhat reduce Thompson's majority.  Intense excitement prevailed here  until the result became certuin, whon  thc crowd in front of the polling station gradually disappeared. Every  available Mounted Policeman lias been  on duty for two weeks past and only  prompt, action on tho part of the. redcoats has prevented bloodshed on  several occasions.  Many thousands of dollars changed  hands on the result of the election and  Thompson's supporters are big winners, odds being oll'ered and taken all  the way from '6 to 1 to. 10 to 1 prior to  the election. Only a few bets were  mado at even money, so confident  were the Congdonites.  aaa*a*************aaaa****  a  m  m  A Qreat  Convenience  Around a house is to have a  place to keep books. You  can get those sectional book  cases at the Canada Drug' &  Book Co.'s Store. Thej- keep  all the sizes. You buy the  top and the base and as many  intermediate sections as you  wish���������they fit anywhere.  Call and see tliem or write  CANADA DRUG ������ BOOK CO., Ltd     ���������  m**** ****,****.** ***********  BORN.  Adair-  Tuesd  E. E.  -At  a v.  Ad  .Revelstoke,  Dec.  20th, to  iir, a daughte  B.  Mr.  '.  C.,     on  and Mrs.  LOCALISMS  one and all A  The Herald wishes  Very "Merry Christmas.  Geo. Sumner. of Comaplix, B. C.  w,is in the city yesterday.  Geo. Lux. of Beaton, was" in the  c'.ty for a few days this week.  The Mountain Lumbermen's Association meet at Calgary on Monday.  Geo. S. McCarter returned on Tuesday from a business visit to Vancouver.  II. J. Hanbury opens his new  restaurant to the public on Saturday  morning.  in tbe fixtures  Bank block at  L. A. Fretz is putting  for  the  new   Imperial  . Arrowhead.  Regular meeting of Ladies Hospital  Guild. Tuesday. Dec. 27th. '-J p.m.in  the City Hull. '  Mr. and Mrs. T. Corley loft on  Satuiday on a visit to friends in  Me.tford", Ont.  Ur. J. W. Cross left this morning  for Winnipeg to spend tlie holidays  with his family.  Moscrop Uro-.. have completed the  plumbing for the new hospital building ut Arrowhead.  Get your- tickets for the Grand Cantata in the Opera House, Monday  n ight���������100 voices.  Mrs. L. A. Fretz leaves  thi.s week  with   her   family   on   n   vi.-it  to her  '. former liome at Renfrew, Ontario.  r. D. McCarthy lias tbe contract for  the addition to'F. G. Brown's tobacco  store, adjoining the Heiiami block.  Midnight Mass will be celebrated  at  the Roman Catholic church  on  Xmhs  '  Eve.    Special music is being prepared.  ; . XV. J. Curtis, the - well known piano  tuner and repairer of "Winnipeg, was  in the'city yesterday,' en route to  Vancouver."'    "  Jimmy Britt  and Battling   Nelson  , fought  twenty rounds in San  I-Van-  ; cisco on Tuesday  evening and Britt  was given the decision.  Mr. Robt. Tapping during a visit  -near Sicainous last week succeeded in  -shooting a deer, and brought the  carcass to'thecity.  The services in the Methodist Church  on -Sunday will be in harmony with  the season. In the evening there will  be a song service the choir having prepared special music appropriate to the  Christmas spirit. The Pastor will  ,Conduct both services.  The school trustees have appointed  Mr. J. T. Pollock, head master of Ladner Public School, assistant to Principal Miller.  Rev. J. A. Wood, of Salmon Arm.  occupied thu pulpit of the Methodist  Church on Sunday, both morning and  ovening.  Rev. C. II. M. Sutherland was al  Kamloops on Sunday where hc assisted the local pastor "at the missionary  services held there on that day.  Swan Carlson has secured the  agency for the Crow's Nest Pass semi-  Anthracite coa', exceptionally good  for base burners tind furnaces.  The business people of Revelstoke  and district will do well to carefully  read over Jlessrs. Gooding and Orchard's advt. about advertising. It  contains information which cannot  fail to be of the greatest service both  to the individual and also to the city  and district.  OF ALL kINDS  Our Store has the "Book  Centre" reputation. This  year, even more so than  usual. Tin's store is well  stocked with everything* in  the  line of hooks  wc thought there  any   demand.  war   is   to   come  for which  would be  Thc best  and look  them ovcr. You'll find  something that  Just Suits.  A NICE  Makes the recipient think  of the donor many times a  day and every day.  Useful, ornamental, inexpensive, durable.  We handle thc Moore &  Parker Pen, and it has  given excellent satisfaction.  ' Pens can be exchanged after  Xmas if the points are" not  to Suit.  W. BEWS, mi  Druggist and Stationer ���������  Next Hume Block,  Mail Orders Rocoivo  Prompt Attontion.  Tickets are out for the annual ball  in aid of the hospital���������Ladies' $1;  Gentlemen 82. Don't forget the date,  Thursday, January 19th.    ' '   .-  D. AV. Bole. At. P. for 'Winnipeg,  and one of the largest stock holders  in the Canada Drug & Book Co., was  a visitor to the cily on Monday en  route to Nelson.  One of the principal features of the  entertainment on Monday; Dec. 20th  in tbe Opera House, will be a flag  drill by sixteen girls���������something new,  novel, pretly and well woith seeing.  Last week Mr. E. Adair observed  the track in fresh snow of a deer, ar.d  informed Mr. Fred Ilaner who tracked  tiie deer the following day and succeeded in killing him.  Johnny Lightburne, of Arrowhend,  whose ability as an elocutionist is  so well known in tbe city, will take  part in. the Grand Cantata at the  Opera House ou Monday evening,  Dec, 2lith.  Dan S. McLeod. the ex-champion  wrestler of tho world, came in from  tbe west yesterday and is staying at  the Cily" Hotel." Mr. McLeod will  meet J. D. McLennan in the Opera  ���������House to-night in a wrestling contest.  - The strike clanger is over. The negotiations between tbe Canadian Pacific Railway and the Older uf Railway Telegi-apli*-rs have terminated  satisfactorily at Montreal. The agreement is in the nattsie of a com promise.  Santa Clans in O. B. Hurne <fe Co.'s  drygoods window ha-* heen the attrac-  tio'n of the city during the week,  especially for the children. Santa  Clans will be at home to the public  for the remainder of thi3 week.  The promenade concert and dance  .imder_tbe_ a_usj>ices_of _t_he_I������'>dies_Ho.s-.  pi tal Guild in lho Opera House hist  night was well attended An excellent  programme was rendered by the Independent I?aiirl and the evening wa.s  thoroughly enjoyed by all.  Tn (he hardware window of C.B.  Hume it Co.'s store there is a first-  class imitation nf a British flagship of  the navy and is thc most artistic piece  of window dressing ever shown in  Revelstoke and has been viewer! by  hundreds of citizens this week. G.  Brock, of the hardware department of  that popular firm is the artist.  Messrs. Sibbald   fc  Field have been  appointed  agents  for the Law, Union j  and   Crown   Fire   Insurance   Co.,   ofj  London, Eng., one of   the   oldest  and j  strongest   of   the   Engli.sh   Insurance!  Companies,   liaving   been   founded in j  I82."i.      The   assets   of   this   company  exceed   $20,000,000.     The above Company aie issuing useful diary calendars  for 1903.  The social dance under the auspices  of No. 6* Co.'y, I?*. M. R. on Tuesday  night was attended by about 70 couple.  The^drill hall was tastefully decorated  with Hags, riflos, bayonets, etc. The  floor was in excellent condition and  good music was supplied by Messrs.  Shearer (piano), nnd Doyle (violin).  Tt is tho intention to hold these dances  monthly and judging from the success of the first one they will no doubt  bo well patronized.  The New Westminster Columbian  has issued a 100 page Xmas supplement this year and it has been sent  out to the reading public. The publication is an excellent one, and  contains valuable information of  every district in British Columbia.  The jJehalu is producing today in its  columns the write up given to Revelstoke appearing in the Columbian  special. This publication is the most  comprehensive ever published in B.C.  and the stall of the Royal City paper  are certainly to be congratulated upon ���������  its excellence.  Business Locals.  See Swan Carlson's coal ad. -  Buy Tour Skates at Hume's.  READ BROWN'S AD. on first page.  Eagles' Ball, Jan.  DRAWING, at   P.   G.  ���������Don't forget the  2nd.'  Oak Boxes at Bews'  ���������Austrian Court  Drug Store.  ���������Most artistic odd piece of  furniture  at Howson's.  at  The Red  ���������Holly   and   Mistletoe  Cross Drug Store.  ���������English  Mistleto���������large berries-  Bews' Drug Store.  -at  and   Chums   at  Bews'  ���������Chatterbox:  Drug Store.  ���������See Swan Carlson for a ton of semi-  Anthracite coal.  ���������Pictures to delight the eye at The  Red Cross Drug Store.  ���������The evenc of the Season���������the Eagles  Ball, Jan. 2nd.  ���������Fancy note paper and envelopes for  Xmas gifts at Bews' Drug Store.  ���������Grand holiday "drawing at Brown's,  no blanks, prizes from oc. to $-1.50.  ���������F. G. BROWN has the-only PATENT MOISTENING CIGAR-CASE  in town.  ���������Howson's Furniture Store is an  attractive place to procure Christinas  gifts.  are   being   opened up  The   Red  Cross Drug  ���������New Goods  every day at  Store.  ���������For Souvenirs of Revelstoke. mountain pictures, etc.. go to the Canada  DrngStorer "  ���������Material for Duchess. Arabian, Battenburg and Point Lace, at Mrs.  Moaks, Cowan block.  ���������A Heintzm.-in Piano would make a  nice Xmas gift, Howson's Furniture  Store has them in stock.  ���������This will probably be tho last chance  this Christinas, .we will have to tell  you where you can get one of the  choicest selections of Christmas goods  in Revelstoke. 'Don't forget the place  at the Canada Drug & Book Co.'s���������on  the Corner.  A Big Invitation  Is   extended   to   everyone   to  to (.all and see the  display of  Mi Goods  AT THE  Red Cross Drug Store  Toilet Articles, Toilet Sets,  Shaving Sets, Manicure Sets,  Travelling    Cases,    Perfume**,  &.C.  &c.  &c.  &<-.  Cadbury's,   Webb's  and  ney's Confectionery.  he.  Low-  Chas. J. Quinari, Mgr  RED CROSS DRUGLTORE.  {���������HOLIDAY  I BROWN'S.  ���������The latest in Stag Horn goods at the  Red Cross Drug Store.  ���������High class Chocolates in handsome  boxes at Bews' Drug Store.  -BROWN has the CIGAR AND TOBACCO OF THE TOWN, because he  has the GOODS.  ��������� If you want -Dolls, any kind, size or  price, just look into the Canada Drug  Store, they have them.  ���������Buy your SMOKER'S SUPPLIES  at a FIRST CLASS CIGAR STORE���������  that's BROWN'S.     ���������  ���������Beautiful lot of Ladies' and Gents'  Travelling and Manicure Cases at the  Canada Drug Store.  ���������SOUVENIRS OF REVELSTOKE  in styles too numerous to mention at  The Red Cross Drug Store.  ���������Books, Books, Books^ Bibles, Poems  Stories, both instructive and interesting at The Red Cross Drug Store.  ���������LOST���������A pearl crescent brooch,  finder will please leave same at the  Herald office aud obtain reward. .  ���������New    designs    for   Cushion   Tops,  Tinted Centrepieces,  large Collar uo-  'signs. Mrs. Boak, in the Cowan Block.  ���������The best.drawing ever held in t6*wn.  Prizes in "Cigars, "Pipes,' Pouches and  Cad bury's Xmas Chocolates at Brown's  ���������no blanks.  ���������Buy your Xmas Confectionery at  The Red Cross Drug Store. They  have only the Best nnd tbey sell them  Cheap,  ���������Don't miss a chance for ono of those  beautiful presents at The Red Cross  _prug_Stoie._ It only takes a cash ptir-  chase of a "dollar to get a ticket.  ���������GREAT Scott, the amount of presents we are selling is a corker, como  along, only two days left���������John E.  Wood, the People's Furniture House.  ���������Rocking' Horses, Toys, Drums,  Hand Sleds, Wheelbarrows, etc, ��������� You  can get a great choice at the Canada  Drug Store.    ���������  ���������Flowers and, Vegetables all winter,  carnations, chrysanthemums, lettuce,  and watercress. Floral designs a  specialty���������J. Malky, Florist.  ���������Just tho thing for sending away  through the mail���������some of those beautifully bound books Tlio Canada Drug  Store liave.  ��������� ft is generally admitted that the  Red Cross Drug Store has the fluent  display of Xmas presents ever shown  in ltevelstoke.  ���������Thc display of Perfumes and Toilet  articles can't be beat in any of the  large cities, that is shown at The Red  Cross Drug Store.  ��������� Tt is only two days off CHRISTMAS  ���������have you got everything ready Tor  it, we have still some nice pieces of  Furniture, left. Come along, be with  the crowd���������John IJ. AVood, the People's Furniture House.  December School Attendance.  -  Present  No. on  Per     every  Roll  Cent   Session  High School   23  94.03        10  Division I...-...    35*.  " 80.04,       23  Division 1,1     37  00.38        26  Division HI *���������", 44   ...  -r 00.21        31 .  Division IV....    38  90.53        32  '  Division V     4*1  90.90        20 -  Division VI     50 "  00.21        35  Division VII...    03  91.80        35 .  Total .* 335   _-"  04.08 V.224.  Smoke Brown's  "Special"  Cigar.  Death bf a British Soldier.  The body of the late Mr. H. Jackson  of Beaton, who died on Monday evening from heart failure, was brought  up on Tuesday evening to Howson's  undertaking parlors by Mr.-Arthur  Evans, and was buried in the cemetery  here yesterday afternoon. Rev. C. A.  Procu'idor'reading the burial service  of the English Church. The late Mr.  Jackson had seen considerable service  in the British army. He fought for  the Empire during the whole of the  Soudan campaign in Egypt, as Farrier  Sergeant in the cavalry brigade  attached to General Lord'Kitchener's  army. During the Boer war in South  Africa the" deceased was one of the  lirst to offer his services to the mother  land from' this province, and was  appointed to a position with the  Strathcona Horse, with which he  remained . during the war in South  Africa. After the Strathcona Horse  left South Africa the deceased remained behind and joined the. Constabulary  under Col. Sam Steele, serving for  some months, returning tb Revelstoke  and Beaton a little over a year ago.  The d.-iy before liis deatli he had received his medal from the British  government for his services to the '.  Empire in the field.  Thc lale Mr. Jackson was a splendid  specimen of British manhood, was beloved by all who knew him for liis  kindness of "heart and regret is general among his associates at his sudden  demise.  ���������PIPES repaired at BROWN'S.  School  Closing.  The city  schools closed for the holi  days last. Friday  and will .re-open on .  Tuesday, Jan: 3rd.  Tbe closing exercises were attended  by a'very large number of parents and  friends. ' Specimens .of the children's  work which were-shown were very  creditable indeed and many of the  rooms were beautifully decorated for  the occasion. Tho good feeling of the  children towards their teachers was  expressed by many beautiful presents.  After   the   holidays  u now division  will   bc opened in  the public school,  making eight  in all and completely-  occupying the new building.  Smoke Brown's  Vuelta" Cigar.  " Marca  THE CROW'S NEST PASS COAL CO  Semi-Anthracite, Soft and  Smithing Coals and Coke  SOFT COAL from tliose collieriesaccordlnff  to tho Government teste, Is superior to the best  Peimsylvaniti bituminous coal, having moro  thermal units and greater evaporating power.  It is an excellent domestic fuel.  A SEMI-ANTHRACITE coal from one of tlio  collieries is strongly recommended ��������� for furnaces and babe burners. ' ~-  A lirst class smithing coal in also mined.  " Those coals arc all high In carbon and low  in ash and will bc found vcry economical at  the prices charged.  Domestic Coal  per ton"*  -  . delivered..  $10  Swan Carlson, Agent  Orders left at W. Jf. I.awrence's'-hardwaro  store will receive prompt attention.  A WORD TO THE WISE  I  This   should include all   the   Business People   of  Kevelstoke  and. vicinity.  ,  We are prepared to handle all your-Advertising for you for  1005 by the quarter year.  We will write your ads in the most readable and" noticeable form.  We will place your ads where, when and how you wish.  We will save you all worry so that you can feel free for  your business.  We will save you time���������A fact which, is" obvious  to all'  busy people. .     .    '  We will save you  money  since  we  are  in   a  position  to do so. .;���������':'  We can do all this���������Our Books Show It.  We can do more for you' than' you think.  Because It Is Our Business and  we  understand  it.   If  . you have any doubts, we are ready to convince you   if  you   will  believe your own eyes.  All you need to do is to Phone us up and we will call and see  ' you about it.  THE  ~    GOODING   &  ORCHARD  TAYLOR BLOCK.  ONLY ADVERTISING BUREAU   IN   THE   INTERIOR  P, O. Box���������705.       Phone���������42.  '. Jr. j������. Jr. Jr. .**K Jt. jt. Jr. Jt>. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. j������. JT. Jt. Jr. r*K Jt, -fif* t*|*i ft, |T|  *������ I,"*,* ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty -4.' -4,- %*������������������ -4.* -4.- -���������-  The Nordheimer  " The Lady of Lyons."  The Amateur Dramatic Olub are  busily rehearsing n new* play to be  presented at tho Opern House about  the end of January. ��������� The title pf thc  play is " The Lady of Lyons." written  by Sir Edward . Bul wer Lytton, in  five acts. Tbis play is the best  ever attempted by the .Club and extra  work' is necessary, to. (present, it properly, which will receive every consideration by the members of the club  taking part, Rehearsals are. being  held weekly and with evidence of  careful study.  "PIANO  Is recognized to-day as a strictly first-class,  artistic piano. The tone of the Nordheimer  Piano has always been distinguished for its  grand volume, delightful singing and sympathetic quality, great carrying power, brilliancy  purity and wonderful durability.  By our system of payments every family  in moderate circumstances can own a Nordheimer Piano.   Old" pianos taken in exchange.  n  THE   REVELSTOKE   INSURANCE  AGENCY, LIMITED.  REAL ESTATE '   "-"  "LOANS  ���������������  -."fr.. *****  m****  *****  *****  *****  ***** **Tm ****m ***** *  t rn^m IJ.I IJ.1 1JJ IJ,l I JJ .4.. -+- *+* -+- ^  i  I  1'%  t  r ���������-ii-'W** -"������������������^r.���������iM'ei'V'i. 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