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Revelstoke Herald Jan 19, 1905

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Array EVELSTOKE  .AJSTZD  RAILWAY    MEN'S   JOURNAL,  )AH 2111305  WM  V. rf~* ,--> * ft.  ���������-.   l-J'  Vol    XVI; NO. 3  REVELSTOKE B. C.   THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1908  $2 OO a Year in Advance  Winter Coats  Ladies' Coats in Black and Dark Grey,  While they last we will   sell  We have a few  Sizes 36, 3S and 40.  $i5 Coats for $10.  $10 Coats for $7.50  ? Our collection of Staple  and Fancy, Groceries cannot be surpassed in the  Province.. The continuous  selling* we have here insures  everything being fresh. If  you are not one of our customers for Groceries send  us word and we will call.  .    j"*!****,     -���������'���������-,-'  V-������.K-\* j.  *\    sVfe^x4\'-  *X *-v--.*_S'a������ *?&>������������������.  -~  (. B. Ml S (L li  Department Store  FAREWELL  BANQUET  Tendered to Master Mechanic  Temple by Colleagues and  Friends on Eve of his Departure for Winnipeg  On Friday evening last a farewell  banquet was tendered Mr. 0. H. Temple, master mechanic on the Pacific  Division of the C.P.R., ou the eve of  his departure for "Winnipeg, whence  he hits heen called to assume the position of master mechanic of the  Central Division. About sixty colleagues, fiiends'and fellow citizens of  Air. Temple attended the banquet.  Siipt. Kilp.itiick presided and at his  right sat the guest of the evening,  while the Hon. O. ��������� H. Mackintosh  supported him on the left. The  Revelstoke orchestra discoursed excellent music throughout the dinnei*.  After full justice had been done to  the excellent menu provided .by  Manager McDonell, the chairman  called the assembly to order and proposed the toast of " The King," which  was heartily responded to, accompanied by the singing of " God Save  the King." A song from J. Guy  Barber was' followed hy the toast  "Army and Navy" coupled with the  name of Lieut. Brown:  Song, J. U. Lyons.  In pioposiug the principal toast of  the evening "Our Guest," the chairman called on Mr. Phipps to read a  number of messages of regret for  nuii-attendance at the banquet from  Gen. Supt. Marpole, Supts. Beasley  and Lawience, Locomotive "Foremen  Scott and 'Carey, J. L. Smith, T.  Ludgate, J. E. Griffith, F. W. Jones,  Gen. Supt. Price,' Grant Hall, Allan'  Purvis, Dr. Proctor.  Supt. Kilpatrick said that this  was only a slight token of the esteem  in which Mr. Temple was held by the  community and this promotion to  Winnipeg only a step to the top of the  ladder which Mr. Temple was sureHto  attain; Mr. -Temple would' never  crowd another man off the ladder in  order to_ reach the top himself, but  would rather stoop down and give a  helping hand'to. one below." This had  'Always lieeu-Lllc  principle���������wUioli���������hcuL  "governed-Mr;- Temple's' actions.'". ;-Mr.-  and Mrs. Temple, had always been  leaders in any moyomenf-helpful to  the enjoyment or welfare of the  people of Revelstoke. Mr. Temple  was then presented with an address, a  gold-headed cane and a case of pipes.  The address read by Mr. Phipps was  as follows:���������  '��������� Kevelstoke, June 13th, 1905.  Dear Mb. Temple :  We, the undersigned, heg to take  this opportunity of expressing our  good-will and best wishes for your  future welfare on this, the eve of your  departure for AVinnipeg, and at the  same time congratulate you upon youi'  well-earned promotion which we  regret necessitates the removal of  yourself aqd family from Revelstoke,  as we have learned to admire your  sterling worth and good qualities both  as a citizen and an official of the  company you are connected with. We  trust that you will meet with every  success in your new position and that  it may prove to be the stepping stone  to a still higher position in the company's service which we feel you  richly deserve.  Signed on behalf of your colleagues  and friends."  T. Kilpatbick.  A. E. Piuprs.  The address was also signed by all  those present at the banquet.  In reply Mr. Temple thanked his  friends tor-the" honor" they~had~done"  hiin. This gathering fully demonstrated the good will whichj existed  toward him over the entire divisioti  and in the city of Revelstoke, and he  would go away happy with that  thought. Mr. Temple gave a brief  sketch of his early experiences in British Columbia. He arrived at Fort-  Yale in 1887 where he occupied the  position of floor foreman in the shops,  and on their destruction by flreshortly  he was moved to Kamloops, temporarily, and from there to "Vancouver in  the fall of 1887.     In   1889 lie was ap-  Sointed locomotive foreman ut North  lend, and from there he was moved to  Revelstoke in 1891. He was happy to  say he had had the undivided support  of the employees on the Pacific Division, 1904 had been the banner-year  on tbis division and as a result he had  been summoned to "Winnipeg to accept  the position of master mechanic of the  Central Division." "When offer was  first made he declined* it, but finally  gave in when pressed by. the management. His choice would'have been to  remain among his old friends, bufcthey  could remember that when laboring in  anew field he would always have a  warm spot in his heart for the Pacific  Division.  Song���������Dr. Cross.   -  "The Province and Provincial Legislature," responded to by Thos. Taylor. M.P.P.  Song���������J. Guy Barber.  "Dominion of Canada," responded  to by ex-Governor Mackintosh.  Song���������J, Lyons.  "City of Revelstoke," responded to  by Mayor Brown, Aid. McCarter and  Lewis.  Song���������W. McLeod.  "Financial and mercantile interests"  responded to by Messrs. Phipps, Lindmark, Genelle, J.G.Macdonald.Bourne,  Coursier, Lefeaux and Whiteacre.  "The Press," responded to by E. A.  Haggen.  "C. P. R. Employees." responded to  by Messrs. Trimble and Newman.  "Professions," responded to by Dr*,  Cross and Sutherland, and Rev. 0. A.  Procunier.  "Tho Ladies," responded by Dr.  Sutherland.  Songs from Dr. Cross and J. Lyons  brought the btinqucl to a close.  Shakespeare Society  This evening tho society commences  the reading of the first part of "King  Henry the Fourth." The caste has  been arranged and details of same  will be given to tha various members  at to-night's meeting. The president  of the society takes "Falstaff."  Lady, of Lyons  The "Lady of Lyons" will be produced at the Ope^a House on Friday,  February 3rd. by the Amateur Dramatic Club, and under the auspices of  the local lodge of the Canadian Order  of Woodmen of the World. Particul  ara will be given later.  KOOTENAY  BONSPIEL  $25 Reward  LOST���������A Diamond Ring, in the  Skating Rink, on Tuesday evening,  the 17th inst.' The finder will receive  the above reward on returning the  ring to the Hehald office.  TRIES TO  BURN HOME  Thomas- Knight, Formerly of  Revelstoke,* Sent to Jail in  Seattle,   Wash.,   for  Setting  ' Fire to His Home.  After a chase of several -blocks city  detective'Charles Tennant yesterday  captured Thomas Knight, "-charged  with attempting to burn the residence  of-his wife, says ' the Seattle P. I.. of  the 12th - instant. "Knight held his  wife in his arms-while the fire was  burning.- Mrs. "Anna Heath, who'was  inthe liouse'at'the time, threw a  barrel^of shavings which had been set  on fh'e"froni the basement and checked  theJlaniea.. _JChftltirfc jippu***.*.u*o-- -tm  called - and =������exriDKuislied.;'.th'e".rblaze.-  Knight made his escape'* at -Jhe time  but was later captured. "="<.  Knight, who was formerly' a vsteam  shovel contractor, had until last  Saturday been employed as a' workman on the Alaska building. "For  several months he had been separated  from his wife. She lived at 2210**-  Eighth avenue, wliile he boarded at  2010 Twelfth avenue, south.  Yesterday noon.he went to his wife's  home to attempt a reconciliation.  She refused to have anything more  to do with him. Slie told him that  he had treated her cruelly, und she  never wanted to see him 'again. He  threatened to kill her if she did not go  with him, but she disregarded his  threats.  He left her and went to the basement of the bouse, where it was afterwards found he had kindled a fire in a  barrel of shavings,  He rushed back Into the room  where his wife was and, grabbing her  in his arms informed her that the  house was burning and that they  would die in the flames together. His  four-year-oldchild wtis in the house  at the time,  Mrs. Knight struggled, thinking  that she was about to be burned to  death, but Knight _ held her tightly.  Finally she managed to break away  from him and rushed out of the house  and gave the alarm of fire.  In the meantime Mrs. Anna Heath,  who also lived in the-house~hud~gone  in the basemen I and had carried the  burning barrel of shavings out of the  room to the yard. In doing so her  clothes caught fire. She rolled on the  grass to extinguish the "fire in her  clothing and succeeded in putting it  out.   She was but slightly burned.  When Mrs. Knight rushed _out of  the house screaming fire the alarm  was turned in and tlie fire apparatus  arrived. In a few minutes the blaze  in the basement was extinguished  with but a nominal loss.  The Knight referred to above, it is  reported, worked some years ago here  on the C.P.R. steam shovel, and was  married here at the Salvation Army  Barracks. His wife then being a  member of the Salvation Army.  Seventh Annual Curling Tournament Opens at Nelson on  Monday���������Programme Better  Than Ever.  The seventh annual bonspiel of the  Kootenay Curling Association takes  place next week at Nelson from the  2,'Jrd to the 28th. Every preparation  has been made by tlie Nelson curlers  for the entertainment of their visitors  tind everything points to the coming  bonspiel as the most successful yet  held by the Association. It is not yet  known what rinks will represent Revelstoke. Tbe following is the program:  First Event���������Fit Reform* Cup���������All  Comers���������First Prize���������Four gold watch  charms.    Second���������Four trophies.  Second Event���������Gi'andChallenge Cup  ���������First���������'Four sterling silver flasks.  Second���������Four sets ��������� ebony military  brnshes with walrus leather cases.  Third Event ��������� Kootenay Curling  Association Tuiphy���������First���������Two cut  glass water bottles and two Royal  Worcester punch bowls. Second���������  Four leather dress suit cases.:  Four Event���������Oliver Cup���������First-  Four gold lockets.' Second ��������� Four  pipes.  Fifth Event���������Walkerville Competition���������First���������Two Kayzar Zinn Tankards, one Ori vet Vase and one Porcelain Jardinere Ori vet, mounted. 2nd.  ���������Four mounted flower vases.  Sixth Event���������Hudson's Bay Cup���������  Firot���������Four sets ebony military hair  biushes. Second���������Four gold watch  charms*.  Seventh Event���������Tuckett Trophy���������  First���������Four trophies. Second���������Four  paiis solid gold cuff links.  Eighth Event���������Consolation,P, Burns  Cup���������First���������Foul* a-ophies. Second  ���������Four 'tiophies.  Ninth Event���������Grand Points Competition, Spring Cup���������Fit st���������One quarter oak shaving stand. Second���������One  oxidized copper shaving stand. Third  ���������One leathor travelling hand bag.  BOURNE BROS.  WE BEG  TO  THANK  OUR  MANY CUSTOMERS    AND    FRIENDS    FOR    THEIR    LIBERAL  PATRONAGE  DURING   THE   PAST   YEAR   AND  I   EXTEND    TO   ONE   AND "ALL   A   HAPPY   AND  PROSPEROUS   NEW  YEAR.'  THE LEADING STORE  Billiard Tournament.  | The following are the handicaps for  Olub - biUiu.i.*<l -toiai'trkiv-  tUo RpvrjUloko  ment:. " .  T. B.  Baker    ".  T..E. L. Taylor  H.^A. Brown  A. E. Kincaid  J. G. Barber  A. Y. Anderson  Fred Fraser  Dr. Cross  B. R. Atkins  W.Cowan  J, Abrahamson   ,  A. E. Phipps  F. B. Lewis  H. T. Watt    .  E. A. Bradley    .  S. Flindt  Thos. Taylor  F. B. Wells    .  Dr. Sutherland   .'  G. S. McCarter      .     * .  Thos.  Kilpatrick  J. M. Scott     .  A. J. McDonell   .  Fred Forreht  W. A. Sturdy    .  Alex. McRae  A. M. Pinliham .  C. K. McDonald     .  Baron Ogilvie  Drawing for first round  on Tuesday niglit.  took  275  . *275  275  .   275  200  .   200  200  .   200  175  .   175  175  .   175  175  .    173  175  .    175  175  .   175  175  .    150  150  .   150  150  .    150  150  .    150  100  .    100  100  liliu o  Our Stock is the  Largest, Cheapest, and the Best Selected  For Fall. Purchasers/  DRESS   GOODS  Here we have taken particular pains to be next to the London  and Paris fashions and can show you Goods which "Dame Fashion  says are right.  LADY'S   CLOTH'  In the Loading Colors���������Green, Brown, Blue, Red and Black,  with Lighter aud Darker Shades for Strapping, will be found among  the mostJF-ishionable Dresses'this- fall.        '* -  TWEED   SUITINGS   \vejua,ve"somexrraae-".Vi������r,o*ra ir>-a.u i>*-.*rVi and -TjlgViier Shades.  of Imported Scutch Tweeds at very low  prices. " Drop   us a" note'  and-werwill bc pleased to send sam"ples._  .-*���������*.     ":*^\-      FOR   EVENING "WEAR"  ���������Among -the Leading Shades shown this Season in Voiles, Silk-  Wraps. Eolienhe and Crepe de Cheue 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  Fashions. - *     , . - "'*.''���������  MEN'S   WEAR   DEPARTMENT  We have just taken into Stock a Xew Supply of Clothing, Hats  and Caps, Sweaters, Shirts, Tic-;, Underwear and-Boots and Shoes.  An Inspection of these Lines will convince vou ol ther Unequalled  Values. - ' "-  PAY   THE   STORE   A  VISIT   -  Whether you buy or not. we will be pleased to give you any  Information you desire about our New Stock. .    "  [DRESSMAKING DEPARTMENT NOW IN FULL SWINC FOR FALL ORDERS  The Dixie Jubilee Singers.  Installation of K. of P.'s.  The following officers were installed  at a meeting, of Gold Range Lodge  held ou January llth: '       ���������   '  C. C, J. B. Scott.  P. 0., E. W.'B. Paget.  P., J. Mathie; ���������  :   M. of W., P. O. Ainslie.  K. of R. & S.. S. McOonald.  M. of F., H. A. Brown.  M. of E., E. G. Burridge.  M. at A., W. Foote.  J. G., W. J. MacDonald.  O. G., G. H. Brock.  Weisner  the rear  Gymnasium  Some time ago Mr. L.  opened up a gymnasium at  of J. Morgan's barber shop. Mr.  Weisner has the latest appliances for  a gymnasium, including punching  bags, dumb bells, clubs, and other  paraphernalia. His class numbers now  in the neighborhood of thirty. In a  short time a boxing tournament will  be given in the opera house.  ���������--Cut flowers at C, B. Hume & Co,  Seven cultured artists, every one a  ptar, the entertainment to be given by  these"popiiIaii"8ingers~ih~tfe"JKtlfoa4st"  church, next Tuesday evening will be  thc musical treat of the season in  Revelstoke. Bishop Cottrell says:���������  "Williams' Original Dixie Jubilc*  Singers are a superb company, I love  to hear lhem sing, for if, comes from  the soul." Highest praise is accorded  tbem wherever tliey sing.  . Their piogram coi.sists of Jubilee  Songs, Negro Comic Songs, Plantation  Songs, Cabin and Itiver Songs, Negro  Melodies, Sentimental Songs, Camp  Meeting Songs, Ballads, Negro Lul-  lahys. Ragtime Songs, Classical Selections.  As only a limited number of tickets  has been printed, secure one and  make sure of a seat. Tickets 75cts.���������  entertainment begins 8.15 p.m.  GEORGE,  Mackenzie  Avenue.  MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.-  J  tytytytytytyty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty tyty fl  ,tyL ���������_ i ; ^_*i_  ty OUR   GREAT������������������������������������   ty  I JANUARY SALE  Hospital Ball To-Night.  The final arrangements in connec-  nection with the fourth annual hospital ball have been completed aud  everything is in readiness for to-night  The Drill Ilall' haa been handsomely  decorated and will be the scene of-a  brilliant gathering when the masters  of ceremonies open the proceedings  with the Grand March and Lancers.  The committee of ladies of the Hospital Guild, who have had the arrangements in charge, have left nothing  undone to assure a successful and  pleasant evening.  Convention Notice  The postponed convention of the  Rathbone Sisters for the organization  of a Grand Temple takes placo in the  city next week on Thursday and  Friday, the 20th and 27th insts. All  delegates are requested to assemble at  the K. of P. Hall on the morning of  Thursday at 10 o'clock, and in the  evening of the same day a reception  and banquet in honor of Supreme  Chief, L. A. Monroe, will be held, to  which all Knights and. their ladies _are  cordially invited to attend,  Come and see what we are doing���������  it will surprise you. Our goods  are going regardless of cost. We  are making a decided change in our  business, and in order to make room  for OUR SPRING STOCK every-'  thing must go.  COME AND SEE OUR PRICES.  Id.  GENT'S CLOTHIER.  rty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty fl fl ^  *\ ���������S***i**;*g-g<*!-'6^<*���������g*<:<������<-e'������*;C43-*6<-Ctyr.  About the  ....House  ���������������������������������������������������'>>>������������'>������*������������.>������������������������������ ^  HINTS  FOU HOME LIFE.  the fingers, toes anil heels, arc caused by th? stoppage of the blood in  thc part affected through extreme  cold. The best preventives arc tho  wearing of woollen stockings and  gloves, a*'tivo exorcise, nml caro not  to expose the hands or feet suddenly  to the fire when they nro cold. A  good remedy for chilblains is iodine  ointment, which should bo rubbed  over tliom.  For pickled pork, cut the meat into convenient sized joints and remove the principal bones; rub on  both sides thoroughly with saltpetre.  Then tnko two parts of bay salt  and ono part common suit. Pack  till in a clenii vessel���������a wooden tub  is often used���������with plenty of salt  nroiind the sides und quite covering  the* top. Grout euro must be taken  of ths- pork tub in hot weather, or  tho meat wit! soon spoil. It needs  constant attention and fresli salts.  If onions are strong ?hango the  water several times whilo they tiro  boiling.  'I'o Keep milk sweet for several  days add n icuspooiiful of fine salt  to each quart of now milk.  Alcohol in ils purest state i.s itself a poison and makes war on the  .tissues oi the brain and bones.  In using a gas stove the oven will  at times become very hot. To cool  quickly, place a dish of cold water  jn it.  Never bang-to thc oven door when  baking pastry, a.s the shock causes  tlio dough to settle down and tho  pastry becomes heavy.  Bananas should not be. eaten till  the skin becomes blackened, as thoy  are more wholesome, besides having  n. better flavor than when green.  Creaking shoes, rustling of garments, the rattling of dishes, and  kindred noises arc often the occasion  of positive suffering to an  invalid.  To clean light wall papers rub the  soiled spots with dry plaster of  Paris. When all traces, of dirt have  been removed, dust off the powder  With a soft cloth.  Thc open-air treatment which has  been found so beneficial in consumption, is now being recommended  strongly by German physicians in  cases of nervous diseases.  To make good toast is quite nn  art. The bread should be cut one-  third of an inch ,tliick, dried slowly  over the stove or at a distance from  the fire; then browned quickly and  served  hot.  To keep tortoise-shell combs bright  rub  tliem,   after  each  wearing,    with   -��������� -  ,���������"���������_,:-  ,>,*<,  ��������������� ,ii<*=olved  soft   leather.        When   they    become   <���������������������<������������������ ������������'?.  stl1'  untl1 thm ,b d-ssolyu.1,  dim,  clean  with rotten-stone and oil  D  >������������������������*>- m4-a-������-m-$-9-6-o-������-o4ro-4r*-f-  "*>  a  a  o  ���������f  **������������������$���������*  Love's  SELECTED BEClrES,  Oysters with Drown Butter.���������Pick  over, rinse, and druin fifty nice oysters. Put tliem in a saucepan with  one-quarter of a cupful of their liquor, slrninod, one-quarter of a teaspoonful of salt, and a dash ot  whito popper. Heat, slinking frequently, until they are plump, and  the grills ruffled, ln the meantime  cook two tablespoonfuls of butter  in anothei- saucepan until it is nicely  browned. Throw in threo tablespoonfuls of vinegar, an'd bring to  the boiling point. Pour over the  oysters, and servo at onco on thin  slices of hot buttered toast.  Ehony Jelly���������Soak three pounds of  prunes over night. Put in a double  boiler or large kettle, and cook very  slowly until plump and tender. Drain  oil the juice,- When partly cooled,  cut each prune in several pieces. Put  pits and juico into a saucepan anil  boil until reduced���������when strained���������  to three cupfuls. Add ono pint of  sugar, stir until dissolved, add one  package, and a half of gelatine,  which has been soaked in ono cupful  and a half of cold water.   Take from  applied   with  chamois   leather  A blind with a shiny surface can,  over and over again, bc cleaned with  breadcrumbs, and made to look ns  good as new. Lay tho blind on a  deal tablo and rub lightly, changing  the bread as it gets dirty.  To remove spots from silk or cashmere, moke a paste of fuller's earth  and cold water, and lay it on the  spot. Leave it some hours, then  brush off. If this does not remove  the marks, spongo them with chloroform.  Tomato rice. Place some plain  boiled rice in a sauce-pan, add to it  a teaspoonful of butter, and sufficient tomato sauce to make it a  pretty color. Stir all together till  hot, then add a tablespoonful of  grated chees-e. Serve the rico piled  on a dish.  'Pile~DO**l, ���������������>>*,'<-,-.toi* -l.'i.v'-l. elein .. m*.. tlio..  loot is to. rub the affected parts  nightly with vaseline or pure olive  oil. Continue doing this nnd in  time the hard skin will fall off  like powder. On no account cut thc  skin, as that only makes the hardness  increase.  Cleaning galvanized vessels. The  simplest plan is to scour these with  a strong solution of hot water antl  common washing soda. All stains  can be scoured oft" with paraffin and  coal ash. , Be sure to scour the exterior as well as interior of the zinc  vessels.  Pound cold boiled fish to a Paste,  ���������moisten it with a little mayonnaise  sauce; add some hard boiled eggs if  you have it. Spread o-n bread and  butter, lay a lettuce leaf on it and  cover with a second slice of bread  and    butter. Stamp into     dainty  shapes and serve.  A floor should never be swept in a  room where there is a contagious  patient. It should be washed with  a cloth dipped in borax Water, so  that no dust annoy,* the patient and  no assortment of germs aro Hung up  in the air, to drift out of the window  en  route  to  fresh  victims.  Almond paste for a cake is made  thus : Beat the whites of threo eggs  to stiff paste, grind one pound of  fresh almonds very fine, moisten  thern with rose-water. Mix with the  ���������������"ggsfva-ad=adil=on**-~^pou*id���������oU^caston,  sugar. Lay the paste evenly ovor  the cake, and set in a very slow  oven.  To renovate black silk, rub the  ���������silk all over on the right side with  a solution of ammonia and water  /two teaspoonfuls of powdered ammonia to a quarter of a pint of  warm water), and smooth it on the  wrong side with a moderately hot  iron, and the silk will regain a  bright  black  appearance.  Make half a pint oi good melted  butter sauce. Stir while it    boils  tip, remove the pan to the side of  Uie stow, add tin; beaten yolks of  two eggs and the strained juice of  a lemon. Season with salt and cayenne  pepper.      Serve with boiled fish.  Put one ounce of butter in a  saucepan, and when it has melted  stir in two eggs, a tablespoon of  ���������anchovy essence, half a teaspoonful  ol chopped capers, and a pinch of  red pepper. Stir till the mixture  begins to set, then spread on hot  buttered toast. Garnish with chop-  pod parsley and lerr.on rind. This,  liko all savouries, must bo served  very hot.  Pender cloth waterproof ns follows : Take of powdered alum and  sugar of lead each half nn ounce,  antl stir theni into a gallon of rainwater, when the mixture is clear,  pour off thc upper liquid. lmmer.se  the cloth in this for twenty-four  hours, then dry in thc air and press  it. Tlio cloth tgtis waterproofed  will stand any amount of ruin to  which you are likely to be exposed.  Iron ami si eel goods of all descriptions aro kept free from rust in   the  } 0/:  lard,  lake off thc scum, nnd mix ns much  blacklead as will give the mixture  nn iron color. Iron and steel goods  of till kinds', rub over with this mixture, and lcrft with it on for twonly-  four hours, anil then rubbed with a  linen cloth,: will keep clean for  months.  Chilblains    r.liich generally   attack  following   manner :���������Dissolvo  of camphor  in  1 lb.  of hog's  mix with tho prunes, and set aside  until beginning to chill. Add ,threo  teaspoonfuls of vanilla, one pint of  sherry, mid sufficient caramel to  mako very dark. Turn into wetted  molds.  Pickled Chicken.���������Boil until thc  meat falls rrom the bones, pick tho  meat and put into a jar, and pour  ovor it a. liquor made with vinegar,  to which has been adtled * one-half of  the quantity of the water in whicli  the chickens were cooked.  Chicken Pic���������Stew chicken till  tender, season with one-quarter of  pound of butter, salt, and pepper;  line the sides of a pie-dish with a  rich crust, pour in the stowed chicken, and cover loosely with n crust,  first cutting a hole in the center.  Have ready a can of oysters, heat  the liquor, thicken with a little  (lour and water, and season* with  salt- iienoei-^.!i.nii. biit.ter���������.thc..size of  "an"'egg; .when it comes to a bon  pour it over the oysters, and about  twenty minutes before thc pic is  done lift tho top crust and put  them in. . ���������  Pressed     Chicken.���������Boil   two  chickens  tender,  take out thc bones,  and  chop     the    meat     fine, add a small  handful of bread crumbs,  season    to j  taste, with butter,  pepper,  salt, and ���������  a   littlo sage;  pour  in  enough  of  the,  liquor   to     make   itjnoist;   mold   in;  any   shape     you     choose,   and   when j  cold cut in slices. J  Scrambled Mutton.���������Three cups ot'���������  cold boiled mutton chopped fine,'  three tablespoonfuls of hot water. ���������  one-fourth of a cup of butter; .put*  on the stove, and when hot brear:;  in four eggs, and stir constantly tin- [  til  thick.      Season  with  popper  and,  salt. ���������   ,'      .;  Boiled Mutton.���������Select a leg ot  mutton, wash it, and rub salt into  every part; boil until tender m water slightly salted. Make a sauce  of ono pint of hot milk, thickened  with Hour and seasoned with pepper  and buttor.  Beefsteak Chowder.���������Cut a generous pound of round steak into strips  an inch and a half long and halt an  inch thick and wide. Cut a two-  inch cube of fat salt pork into tiny  bits, and cook in a hot frying pan  with an onion sliced very thin. When  -the.lot isjried out of the pork and  the onion "iW^5f owiicd -add^u-���������"quar-.,  of boiling water. Let simmer live  minutes," then pour the whole over  tho pieces of steak. Bring thc contents of the saucepan quickly to thc-  boilini-f point; let boil live minuter,, *  then simmer until the meat, is tender. Havo rcatly four or livo potatoes, pared, cut in slices, scalded in  boiling water, drained, nnd rinsed  in  cold  water. Add  the potatoes  with a teaspoonful of salt and one-  eighth of a teaspoonful of while pepper-lo tho meat. Add also, if needed boiling water to ".over tho potatoes. Cook until the potatoes ure  tender, thon add a cup nnd a half  of rich milk. Split half a dozen  crackers and dispose them in a soup  tureen. Pour over them the. chowder  and   serve   nt.   once.  Wild Buck.���������To roast put a dozen  cranberries inside, and cook the duck  in a hot oven eighteen or twenty  minutes. "While these, arc cooking  set into the oven tliin slices of "hoice  mild-cured bncon, rolled antl fastened with toothpicks, turn Lhcsc ns  needed until they become crisp and  browned throughout. Serve around  the duck on rounds of cooked hominy, egged, crumbed n.nd dried. Somo  housewives chop n. small piece of salt  pork fino and put. it in the duck. It  is supposed to remove thc strong  taste from  wild  duck.  Time-Saving >n Pic Crust.���������One  good full cup of lord���������cold; throe  cups (round) full of flour; onu oven  teaspoonful salt. Hub together till  thoroughly mixed; set away in a  coltl place till you wi.'th to make ft.  pin. It will keep any length of time  cold ai.,d dry. When you wish to  make a pie, take ono cup of thc mixture, ami ns little colli water as rou  can possibly get it together with,  hardly more thnn n teaspoonful of  water. Add a few drops oE Water  at ti time, roll out, and on tho  top crust sift or sprinkle a Ilttlo of  tlio dry mixture* to mako it flaky.  Very good, and always the Boinc,  tund ready for. instant use,*  '4  o  :���������*>  o  /o-^tsAoAoAo-t-oAoAo-i-o  I*  It was grnmliimmmu's birthday,  and, ns became dutiful grandchildren  wu sat around her, on her trim  lawn, and waited reverently for her  lo loll us the story which, for ten  years past, she had never failed to  do. Alice,      my    youngest sister,  stood behind hcr chair, and smoothed hor beautiful silver lui if; and  Uot'a, my wife, whispered to mo that  it wus wonderful how the old I tidy,  preserved hor complexion, just as  sho had dono when wc wore courting*  nnd grandmamma's story wns comparatively  now,  "Bear, dear!" saitl grandmamma,  looking round. "And you are nil  young men nnd women! Bear, dour,  how wonderful it is!".  Hcr bright old eyes took on ix  keener light as she peered around  tho  littlo group.  "I've nursed you till on iny knees,"  sho said, "uud I've watched you  grow up; and whoa most of you have  been in trouble, your old grandmother has been tho first to hear  about it. But I notico few of you  como to mc with your love-stories.  1 suppose the times are changing,  even in it.hat. When I was young,  we always chose an elderly, sensible  person"���������grandmamma always ties-'  scribed herself as an ���������'elderly, sensible person"���������"to confide in. Pur-  haps there's another reason though  ���������you may not have hnd any to tell;  but. you'll have your romances, my  dears, never fear. Lifo mny seem  dull and prosy to you sometimes;  but thore is-'always romance in store  for-you whilo you aro young. It  is only the old whoso story is*??* told  and over. But 1 had my romance,  my clears, even I. Shall 1 tell it  you?"  Tho old lady's intellect was as  clear as that of anyone in tho group.  Sho know wo had all hoard tho. story  timo and again, but on her birthdays she allowed herself to become  a trifle garrulous.  "Yes, -please, grandma dear," said  Ali**o, softly pressing a-kiss on the  ear which was still a delicate pink.  "It- was more thnn sixty years  ngo," .snid grandmamma**��������� "sixty  years,   children!   I   wus   n   girl,   thon  i  and day, had boen honorably acquitted, and was even then waiting  antl willing to marry me, if I willed  it so.  "Of course, I did will it so, and  life, which had seenioil to mo to bo  so hard that a young broken-hearted  maid could not support it, suddenly  became all rose-color. It wns  worth the living after all, I felt,  nnd thoy told mo afterwards tbat  from thai moment I took tho turn  to health and recovery. And with  thc now life which joy had awakened  in me, I wuited till a clergyman  came, and with him my dashing  Cecil.  "lly my bedside wo woro united,  and front thut day i begun to recover, till nt Inst they consented to  bring my husband to mo. Tho door  opened, and someone entered; but it  was not Cecil���������'twas the sober  (ioorgc.  " 'Where is my husband'?' I said.  "And ho hung his head.  " 'I am he,' ho answered. 'Forgive  me, Mary. Thoy to ltl mo 'twos tho  only wny to snve your life, nnd, oh,  dearie, 1 have always loved you  so!'  "Woll, my dears, of courso, I was  terribly angry at the trick which  had been played mo. I learned then  that my life hud been despaired of���������  that only a sudden joy could give  mo tho chance of living. "Almost  beside themselves with anxiety, my  parents knew not what to do, till  Georgo Ik rd of the dilemma, and  offered himself as a substitute for  Cecil. He was, as I have said, remarkably like his dashing brother,  and in his clothes in the darkened  room, it was easy, even for a lovesick girl; to fall into error. Time,  however; brings us to our senses I  noted several sterling qualities in  the sober George which had boen absent in tho dashing Cecil (who had  really boon sentenced to transportation beyond the soas), nnd wo came  together; and, though 'tis twenty  years since I laid him to rest, nic-  thinks X miss him more every day."  Such was my dear old grandmother's story. May she live to  tell it for many years yet! When I  hoar it it seems to bring the scent  of dead roses and lavender to mo,  nnd in those days of rush roses and  lavender are such restful things.���������  London Answers.  WHITEN WHILE ASLEEP  MEN WHO EAKH  MONEY  THEIR SLUMBERS.  IN  FATTENED    FOR    SLAUGHTER.  A   Sailor    Tells How He Escaped  From  Cannibals.  view     of     a  large,     rough'  gridiron,  whero he wns to be toasted until, properly browned, .was the recent experience of Thomas "Kllis,a member  * of  crew  of     the  steamer  Aslrakaii,  I which  arrived     at Philadelphia     tlio  story   of  how   Ellis  mil thus d  cil   tlie  expectant!- imintcs-ut -tito���������imv���������  wns    Cecil  Hardingo,"'iUSt*'S was*told by him  To ho captured by a horde of wild  cannibals,   fed   until   ho presented     a  -    ,   ��������� ,   ,., ....       .    .  .,/most appetizing spectacle to liis cap-  nnd very mucli  like you, Alice: but J   tors>. ��������� ^ to lmvo a d.-.ngoro-j'sly neui:  wore my  hair  in  a sensible lasliion. j -  And     1     was    in   love then���������yes,  in I  love."       A   ���������   ^  T. could have sworn, ns I -looked, j  thnt a faint flush mantled the wriii-j  kled   old  cheek  at  the  recollection...,  ' U1������  Grandmamma caught my eyo; saw,  that'I had soon, and fixed her    gaze j OLIlel' a"?   ..., ���������������������������������������������,  ���������>*-.-k,w-������vn-*i.u������ousi-.L,-������.ti*iflo..^^ Kite and thus disnppoinl-  ly.  "His  mime.    ......   .    - ���������**,-.    .   -- ,        . .  ... . ,-,,..  she continued, "and, oh, he wns,.so .'At the tunc.oi his experience I'., lis  tall and dashing: In stock, sur-1 was a ��������� member oi tlio crow of. the  tout, and Wellingtons, he looked : sailing ship Aigburlb. ���������'Under tho  every inch a prince, and they toll ; command of Captain John H. Heed  mo ho cut n pretty' figure at Al-'and 'with' a crow of seven men, the  mack's. Wc met n't a croquet-party ; ship loft New South Wales for Java,  ���������there was no tennis in my day���������-wliero it was to take a cargo of  and in the evening- we wore partners .'.sugar for Philadelphia. On -'July  in the quadrille. And when, a; 10, when off tho northeast coast of  month after, he proposed 'to mo (at)New' Guinea, the ship met a. storm,  a reception it was, my dears, and 1 j The soils were carried away first,  was introduced to the groat Sir.anti th'e mast soon followed. "The  Robert Peel the samo evening)^ I ; second day land was sighted, and it  had hard work to keep-'��������� myself front j*^,. determined to make a trial at  dropping into his arms. That,_.how-!rc.achin��������� s],-orc when still some dis-  ever,  was not'-considered lady-like, in  lnn(.f.  nwiiy   tj,*f.  boat  was   swamped,  an*I   the  eight  men,   already exhaust-  those  (lays.      You  had  to  refuse    a  man at  least  once,  or  iose your     reputation,   r.o   matter  how   you   loved -  hiin.  "1 really think I was the happiest  girl in Kensington then. Cecil was  nn    ideal  lover. Wo    rodo   in  the  Park together,  played and sang, and;  once he took me    to  Vauxhall  Gar-,  dens.      Oh,  my dears,  I was a    very  happy  girl  then." ���������  Suddenly the old lady's tune.  changed. i  "Maude." she said sharply to my:  second el<le=t. sister, "I caught you.  giggling. Ai what, pray, miss'/i  f 'oralis';      theso     'seem     such    simple,  ed.  liad to  swim  to  shore.  One of tho men hud brought a. rifle  with' hiin, and ho managed to keop  tliis dry, knowing it to be.their. only-  Hope of getting food.  Wet arid weakened, thc party made  their way inland for several hundred  yards, when they were attacked by  a band of naked savages. With thc  aid of tho rifle, which' kept tlieir. pursuers ai bay, Captain 1'eoel and three  of his nun succeeded in escaping, bul  Ellis ���������n:i  the others wore captured;  To th'o wonder of the men, thc savages   took   great   trouble  to   capture  things to treasure tho memory .if;'tliem  becausa-..wii_-tJid,%\l.J..ear._J.hti_  to pieces with abominable "motorcars; hociitiso wo didn't play bridge  till three in tli': morning; because  wlion we told one man wi* loved him  wo didn't straightway proceed to  flirt with a dozen others.' Was th.'.t  giggle for any <>f these ronsuiis,  miss'.'"  Maude wen!, .scarlet.      Truly grand-  live,  and     seemed     lo  express  _   iIher     than     hatred   in     their  gI7rn!*"e^^^ffiT""trra^  they  wlien      I liny   were   placed  in      a  win-in,  dry  hut,  and  given  ph-r.t.y     of  mamma is ;i terrible person when her  blood  i.s  up.  "'.V-no, grniiilmnmmi!. I was laughing  ut   I-'ido," ulii:  faltered.  "Ili-rni'S.e. miss," cunt itiiied grnud-  riiniiima, ignoring lho explanation,  "if ro, if would lv* v.*.-!! for yon 'o  learn that the simple tilings* of life  are tho best in the end. But, os I  wus saying, my clears"���������turning to  the rest of us���������"at that timo I was  perfectly happy. After a while,  how..������������������*. i*r, f must confess Cecil grew  somewhat, remiss. He was a clerk  in a. banking-house, and busbies?;  was   so  vegetable   food.  No   meat  w.is given  them,  and   this  ouil-sion     was     duo,   they   afterward I  found  out,  to the prevalence of tolse,  n.  f'v   pest,   which'     hud   exterminated  ino'-t of the animals in  that     section  of tlie country.    It was not.  uiif.il  thei  .���������nd  of  this  time that  they begun    loi  reiili/e  lhe f-i<" in store for  them. j  '.:<>*'d     IP, ing and   litt'o  work     had:  its   usual   f*'Ti*i'i,  and   th.-y  began   ''In!  fat tin.    ft     wns ��������� when     Ihey noticed j  tl.:iL   ibi.*, .in: p-iiso   iif   fl'.-ih   WHA      np-  prv.'lated  by  their  captors   that  they  reali/.'(I   that.  Having  been   lont-v. ifh-  oui animal   food   or  flesh of nny  kind,  th?; savages  i'.tended   to   liave a   gala  f.--.vi. with  th.nii as the principal dlsJi.  in   the   inoiti'itime   Lhe  otlior    sailors  hi'.d   also  been   captured,   but  by    nn  his brother George, who was so ro  marknbly liko him that, if ho had  boi.'ii one! half as dashing, would havo  passed almost, for his very self���������to  make his excuses in his stead, and  really Oeorgo was remarkably genteel   and   gallant.  If.  exacting  that,  it  often    kept: other   and   moro  frk'iidly   tribe.   'Pa'.'n  him fi-nni  ui".      Still,  ho always sent,' fil,.* had nvinv dealings with trader-*.  Wh'on t.i,'ey learned -that the rest- of  j t.Ii.* party had been captured by .the  cannibals. I h'ey offered to mciio  them, as it gave them n. chance to  wreak .vengeance on a. tribe with  which they had several scores lo  Kettle.  When tliev reached th'e enemy's  country they fiUaekod the criiinib.ilrt  on tlio dny I hnt had been set for  the. feast. The captors were taken  by surprise, and soon, gn'vo. way, running in nil directions. The rnplives  wore forgotten In tlio gor-jiml route.  .Kllis anil his tliree companions  wero found lying, lioirai'd, bosl'do n.  Hii,"Mi fi rn, on which had. been placed  a crude gridiron. With! Uio a iti of  friendly natives n port was hooh  readied, nnd tlio men were, nhlo to  set. sail  for .favii.  lie worked witli ono aye on the clock  Tlio  wliolo   long  workday  through.  Now he can waldh it. with both' eyes;  die's  nothing else  to  do.  "But f here came o. shadow over  my roinnncc, my dears, and one, ter-  ri'blo day they told mo. ns I sat  waiting for him nt my mother's  harpsichord, that ho had been arrested for einbo/.zlemonl, from his  banking-house. I. foil from my chair  in a swoon, from which I ditl not.  waken for threo days, and for weeks  and months after f grew worse, and  worse, and fretted for my lover, lill  nil who know me. feared I was going  into a decline.  "Then one day, when I. was nenr,  indeed, to death's tloor, 1 hey  brought mo wonderful news. My  lover,    for whom I bad cried     night  Credible Stories   of  Authors' Who  " Compose  Articles  While  Soundly Sleeping.  If there is anything moro agreeable  than earning substantial checpios in  one's wuking hours, it must surely  be waking tip to find that you have  been coining money in your sleep.  This is tho pleasant oxperionco of  Signor Victor Caelum, a young  Italian, who is amazing his countrymen by dashing oil' brilliant articles  and poems when, to till appearance,  ho is wrapped in .slumber.  There aro somo critics who aro  unkind enough to suggest that tho  signor sleeps with one oye open, and  who scoff loudly al the possibility  of anyone doing intelligent work in  his sleep; but oven if there be any  ground for suspicion in this particular case, their scepticism on tho  latter point is quite  unjustifiable.  Is it not part of literary history  that one of the most exq_'uisitc poems  in our language���������"Kubla Khan"���������  came, in ordered sequence, with all  its gorgeous Eastern color, to Coleridge during his hours of sleep; and  when ho awoke it remained so vividly in his memory that ho wns able  to sit down and commit nearly tho  wholo of it to paper before an interruption chased the remaining lines  from his mind?  Tennyson used to declare that the  most beautiful of all his poetry  came to him when ho was sleeping,  but, alas! flew when ho awoke. In  fact, of all his thousands of -linos  of "dreamverse," as he called it,  only four survived his waking, and  were written before his Muse was  fledged���������at the ago of ton.  A VERY REMAKiaiiLE STOKY  is told by one of our most popular  novelists of how ho once earned a  cheque without knowing it. Ho  was astonished ono morning at receiving a cheque for an article in a  .London ovening newspaper. He had  no recollection whatever of having  written any such . article, aud  promptly returned the cheque with a  letter to the editor explaining that  it must havo boon sent to him by  mistake. Back came the*cheque,  however, with a message that he had  earned it and must keep it; and it  was not until the author saw in  print the article which was credited  to him that the explanation of' - thc  mystery flashed on him. Ho then  recalled that in a dream the idea of  writing such an article liad occurred  to him and that he bad sat down  and written it. .The whole incident; however, had boon completely  effaced from his memory; only to bo  revived when ho actually saw ,in  print the very article ho had evidently written and dispatched in his  sleep.  A  few  years  ago  a student  at; 'a  Jt-Uoologiiio-l���������oollog**���������������*.vc.i*-<M*v*l I l-CCl  -Wltll  writing excellent sermons and composing music : in his sleep. There  was .perhaps, -not--"'-'unnaturally, a.  great deal of incredulity; and to tost  the .matter the young mnn was carefully watched for several nights.  Ho'was seen to leave his bed and  to sit down at a table and rapidly  fill sheet after sheet with writing.  On finishing each -shoot he read it  aloud and made any necessary corrections. Even whon a sheet of  cardboard was interposed betweon  his oyos and the paper ho continued  to write with equal ease; and  if n blank sheet.. of ..paper were  substituted when ho       '.was  revising he would make the corrections in tho exact part of tho empty  sheet whore.they..would have come on  his manuscript.  AN- EQUALLY CREDIBLE STORY,  is told of a doctor Who was. .watching-all night at the bedside, of a  patient and, overcome with fatigue,  fell asleep. Before doing so ho had  asked the nurse to awaken him. if  certain changes occurred, when ho  would change tho treatment. When  ho awoke somo hours later ho was  gratified to find his patient bolter,  but astonished to discover that lho  medicino had been changed. When ho  nsked the liurso how this hail happened, she said that during tho  night she had called him as roquest-  cclrlvo-hn(tcai'efiilly=exaiiiiued J.JuupajL  Lieut, changed tho medicine, and ordered a dilferent treatment. Of all  this he had no recollection whatever.  "I had curried on tho proper course  of reasoning," ho said, "nnd had  mot every emergency of the .-.use, and  yet I wus sound asleep all the  while." ,  To givo but two more examples :  Goethe often deolnn-d that much of  bis work hnd really been done in his  sleep. '"I'he       objects."    ho   Said,  "Wliit-k  had   occupied   iny    attention  during lhe tiny  often  reappeared    at  night     in       connected       dreams.    On  awakening,   a  new  composition  or    a  portion   or  one   I   had   already     ���������'Jum-j  inenced  presented   itself  to  my  mind.;  In  the morning  I wns ncciistonied  to \  record     iny    ideas  on   paper."      And]  Tartini's   * famous  "Devil's  Sonata"  wns,      he always   declared,   un  exact  reproduction  of a  melody   ivhivli  had  boon pluved  lo him  during his sleep.  I'AI'KIt  KKTTJ..K.S.  Propan.1Lions lire being made to furnish llio iioldicrs of lhe Gorman army  Willi paper kettles. It is unuVrstooil  th'at. tlie now devices are the iuveii-  tlon   of   tl   Japanese. Although   I lit!  iitentils are niiulii of pliable paper,  Ihey h'olii water readily. Hy -louring  water over lhem tbey can In; Hung  over the fire without burning for a  length' of limn sullii'ieiit t.o boil the  witter. One kettle can be used about  eight limes, and tlio cost, is only.two  cents. Th'o chief advantage in favor  of the uniipio receptacles is tlint they  nro much lighter to carry than anything  else yet   devised.  NEW TELEGRAPH PROCESS  ANY  ONE CAN NOW TKA.NSMJT  MESSAGES.  The New   System   only Requires  a  Fair Knowledge   of  Typewriting.  A remarkable high-speed telegraph  instrument has boon invented by a  Mr. Donald Murray, who claims that  it is as grout an advance upon the  Itroi'Ku instrument, as the Morse was  upon its predecessor the single  needle.  For twelve months tho British  Postolllce hnvo bad lho instrument  working for experimental purposes  betweon London and lOdinburgh, apparently with promising results, for  they have now decided to tost further a perfected instrument Hint  has been devised by Mr. Murray ilur-  *ing that period.  If the Murray transmitter ovor becomes universally adopted, it will  moan that telegraph clerks will  never have to put pen or pencil to  a telegram, beyond perhaps marking  upon it tho time of handing in.  The system is in some respects  similar to tho Wheatstone, but differs inasmuch as paper tape, instead  of being hand punched, is perforated  by an instrument. Also tho tape  at the other end of thc wire is similarly perforated instead df being  marked by dots and dashes; and,  above all, this tape can bo placed  upon another machine, which- converts the perforations into printed  words on tb telegraph forms at the  rate of about 120 to 150 words a,  niinulo.  INGENIOUS   OPERATIONS.  Tho system is four or live times  ns fast as the Morse, and consists of  three stages :���������  First, tho telegram is copied on a  machine resembling a typewriter.  Paper tape runs through this, and is  perforated as each lettor is struck.  Secondly, tho message, as it appears on tho tape, is run at a very  rapid rate through a transmitter,"  and'an exact fac simile of the tape  is produced at the othor end of the  wire.  The third process consists in putting thi.s tape through a typewriter,  ���������with automatic mechanism driven by  a small olectric niotor, and the message reappears neatly printed, lined,  and spaced.  This last stage may bo described  as being similar in effect to the  placing of paper rolls of music in  an automatic piano. .'..Whereas.'' in  that case tho .perforations are the  cause of the notes being struck and  tho music being produced, so in the  case?of this instrument tho perforated papei>is tho cause of the ��������� typo-,  writer; keys going ; down and ,. the  hammers containing tlio letters striking the telegraph form'and producing  letters .and:'-words. _ ������������������.._:-:-*-". -:  Ono of tli'e���������enViotM-of-tlib'.iise-of this  iiiotiiuiiont'" to conic up to expectations���������would be a groat saving of  timo, as a wire? would be capable of  carrying four or live times tho number', of.' words as at present, and  fewer persons would consequently be  required to perform the work.  Any person able to operate a.typewriter-can-transmit messages by the  Murray system. -  lj**2**l'**^*^r2.^.^,*^M^^-.(^p������Mlw^rl^rl,*i^*r^*2**������*  I For and        *  JAPANESE  FUE. RAID.  Secured Big Booty on tho Russian  Grounds.  Deeply laden and with tlioir scrup-  pors awash, the schooners that left  Hakodate and othor ports in Northern Japan last Iday and June are  now returning; from thoir raid on  the llussian fishing stations in Kam-  schatka and the soul anil sea-otter  rookeries on the islands in the Okhotsk Sea and the Commander Islands.  The furs have been carefully packed and sent, to London, whore the  quantity that will bo offered . for  sale this year will be larger than  for many years past, aiul also for  many j'ears to como, for the rookeries havo been practically destroyed by the raiding vessels, and aftor  this year sealskins will rank among  othor ..'rare furs and will be extremely  hard  lo obtain.  ���������'Tbrce=of���������the=vessels���������whlcli==i*niilcd-  Kuinschatka woro 'attacked by about  100 Bussians, nnd captured aftor a  threo days' figlit, half of the crows  being killed and lho remainder made  prisoners. Seven other ships manned by ovor 2.*i0 man bad bettor  luck. They wero also attacked by  tho IJussians, who won; dispersed  nfter ii. fierce engagement, in which  about fifty mon  wero killed.  Tho crows of seven vessels landed  on Bohlieii Island, south-east of  Snghnlion, and finding it ���������unprotected, secured over 10,000 sealskins.  On August loth the British warship Algcriricj arrived off I lie. islands  and warned all the. vessels found  there Ihal. no hunting would bo permitted insido the t.hroo-liiilo limit.  Tho presence of the ship also frustrated an attempt that was to hnve  been mndo on the warehouse of the  Kailischntka Commercial Industry  Compnny at Petropaulovski, whore  skins to the value of 151,500,000  were stored.-: '���������'..'.'  A moderate ostium to 'of tho valuo  of the fish and furs 'taken" by the  raiders is about SI ,100,000, while  the actual damage inflicted amounts  to  millions.  | About Women |  'i-*M-i"?-r-M"J**S-i'l������M"M-J-?"M'-W'  The test of civilization is tho estimate of woman.���������Curtis.  All passions uro good when una  masters   theni.��������� Hoiissonu.  Venus always saves the lover  whom  shu   leads.���������Dolutoiiche.  Women are supernumerary when  present, nml missed whim absent.  There is .something of woman in  every tiling   that  pleases,���������Oupnty.  A man who can lovo dcop.ly is nover utterly contemptible.���������Balzac.  Provided a woman ho well-principled, shu has dowry enough.���������I'liiu-  tus.  Divination seems heightened to its  highest powor  in  woman.���������Alcott.  The sweetest thing in life is the-  unclouded welcome of a wife.���������Willis.  Tho more women have rinkcd, the  more they are willing to micrilioo.���������  Ductus.  Women are ��������� extremists; they arc*  either better or worse than men.���������  La Bruyero.  Women   who     havo  not  lino     tooth,  laugh  only   with    their  eyes.���������Mine. .  do Kietix.  Silence has been given to woman  to bettor express her thoughts.���������  Desnoyers.  Women generally consider consequences in lovo, seldom'in resentment.��������� Colton.  Before, marriage, woman is . a,  qucon; after -marriage, a subject!-���������  Do Mainteiion.  Women. Their love first inspires  the. poet, and praise is hia best reward.���������Holmes.  Tho anger of a woman is tho greatest evil with wliich one can threaten  enemies.���������Chilton.  There are dillerent kinds of love,  but tbey have ail Uio sumo aim���������  possession.���������Koqiioplan.  Iu all eras and all climes u woman  of 'great gonuia or beauty has done  what slio chose.���������Ouidn.  Rascal! Thnt word on lho lips of  a woman, addressed to a, too daring  man, often means angel.  Wounds of tlio heart, your traces  are bitter, slow to heal, and always  ready to  reopen.���������Do Mussot.  A coquette i.s more -occupied with  the - homage' wo refuse hor than with  what wo  bestow  upon  her.���������Dupuy.  An undoubted, uncontested, conscious beauty is, of all women, the  least - sensible of flat,!.o*y.���������Chestor-  ".old.  It is vanity that renders the youth  of womon culpable, and thoir^old age  ridiculous.���������Mmo.  He Son/a.  There ave three things that women  throw away���������thoir time, thoir money;' and  tlioir hen Hli.���������Mine.  Goofrin.  A mother's prayers, silent and  gentle, can never miss the road to  tho throno of all  bouty.���������Boecher.  Women would bo in despair if Nature had formed hor as fashion  makes her appear.���������Millie. Oo Lospi-  nusso.  Some cunning men choose fools for  their wives, thinking to manage  thorn, but they always fail.���������Johnson.  With what hopo can wo endeavor  to persuade lho ladies that tho timo  spent at the toilet, is lost in vunity?  ���������Johnson.  No man has yot discovered the  moans of giving successful friendly  advice to women���������not oven to his  own.���������-Balzac.  There is not a love, .however violent it may be, to which .ambition  and interest do not add something.  ���������La Bruyero.  A man philosophises better than a  women on lho human heart, but she  roads the hearts of men hotter than  ho.���������llousseati.  Tho pleasant, man a woman will  ���������ritffeirc for hor own sake, but the  ^languishing lover has nothing lo  hope from hur pity^-Steolc.  Men lovo at first and must warmly; women "love last and longest.  This is natural enough, for Nature  makes women to bo' won, and men to  win.���������Curtis.  "There nre some f.ongs Hint will  never die," said tho intisir.nl enthusiast, "f guess-that's right," answered Mr. Gumrox. "My cfn.i'.-;litor s-ils  down nt, tho, piano and tries to kill!  n few of 'oni overy evening " "���������'-  no use."  I hit It's  WOIjl.ll   IIKKI")  THK   WAUNING.  "Susie," ciiiilloiiod tlio mollicr, "if  flint young Mr. Lovum called-on me  as lie does on you,'mul asked mo to  kiss liim, as' ho does you, 1 should  show Him  the door instantly."  "Ves, mamma," replied tho dutiful  daughter.  Aftei* the young man's next call  tho innlhi.r  ankod Susie:  "Did you follow my advice with  regard   to   Mr.   Lovum?"  "Yes, mamma. I. atold him you  snid if he asked you to kiss hiin you  would feliow him t'ho door."  "Ah! and what did he say to  that?"  "lie  said  lie  wouldn't  nsk you."  INDIANS DYING OUT.  Are Resorting   to   Kidnapping  to.  Keep Race Alive.  The Indian tribes of British Columbia, toi'Liired by insidious disease, for the'introduction of which  the whites nro primarily responsible  antl face to face with the fact of  rapidly -diminishing.numbers 'that bespeaks extinction in the near future  nro adopting heroic measures in lho  hope of checkmating fate.  It i.s not race suicide in the general acceptance of tlio term that i.s to  bhiinc, but the usual penalty of tho  roil race when it touches tho white,  for the vast majority of' the tribes  are by constitutional disease rui nod,  and when children are born thoy aro  iinhoulthy from birth.  Thinking mon of the tribes are  seeking external remedies, and* tlio  adoption of white children by  stealth���������voried with an occasional  out-and-out' purchase���������is' becoming  common.- Only a few years ago tho  chiefs and subchiefs of one of the*  Vancouver Island .'west coast tribes,  united to pay Peter Bellinger $4,000*  for his five-year-old son, who was  received with honor, elected a chief  with elaborate ceremony and allot-  ed six wives, the sturdiest young  women of the tribe, in order that  extinction might be averted. Tho  boy was rescued by the provincial  polico and tin; tribe was left disconsolate.  Two white travellers returned from  Quiitsino last week with tho news  that in all Unit onco numerous tribe  there is now only one child, a boy;  and after a long and interesting  pow-wow, the llaldnhs of Queen  Charlotte. Island have sent their little girl to Uuatsiiio to bo his playmate and  bride.  'Wliat are tiie J-oIos for in Unit  porous plaster*?:' ""Why, to let thc  pain out,  of course!"  .*isw*vf.'v,^y*^-i,''!','?^-Jv,*^'?-...:j,^;rvi'. ,.!>���������.,,-,>,k-^^-m^ SPIES ffi TIME OF PEACE  ��������� ���������I  w  PROFESSION    IN  WHICH. SOME  LADIES EXCEL.  An Invalid   German   Took Photographs  of All the Works   of  Gibraltar.  Tho mysterious foreigner whose arrest, near Mi If ord T-lavcn as an alleged spy iv as un exciting incident  of tho recent naval manoeuvres  brings back lo the memory the ingenuity of tbat other invalid gentleman���������this time a Gorman���������who Imposed on llio hospitality of our garrison at Gibraltar not  long ago.  The Coi'iitan*, who wns supposed to  bo consumptive, arr!veil at Gibraltar  equipped with loiters of introduction from ninny influential peoplo in  England. Tho Governor and  officials vied with each other in hospitable entertainment of tho slrun-  gor; and it wns with pain that this  request to be allowed to go to tho  top of the rock "for the sake of tho  pure air" was declined. But so insinuating and guileless was tho Gorman that at last he had his way  even in this matter, antl the rule  which forbids foreigners to walk  about the top of the rock was - relaxed in his favor. The regret whon  tho amiable visitor left wns universal; but the result of his visit is bo  bo seen nt lho German War Oflice  in the form of perfect plans and  photographs of all our works and  defences at Gibraltar.  1 A short time ago a German lieutenant enlightened the world as to  the methods practised by spies in  time of peace. For some years the  lieutenant was employed as a spy  by thc Carman War Office, and he  gives -_-'.- . '  A  THRILLING  ACCOUNT.  of   his  adventures   in   this   character  in France.  Onco ho dogged thn officials of tho  Ministry of War. with such success  that when one of the attaches loft  his portfolio for a moment in the  waiting-room of the Garo dc l'Est,  the lieutenant snatched it up, jumped into n cab, and the next day  handed it over to the authorities in  Berlin. Disguised ns a major of a  French artillery regiment, he was  present at the 1892 manoeuvres,  overheard important secrets in the  head-quarters tent, and! changing  his disguise to thnt of a pedlar, got  safely away with much valuable information. He even penetrated in-  > to the naval dock at Toulon by the  expedient of upsetting his boat and  swimming to the docks, where ho  was rescued in np apparently unconscious condition���������but really sufficiently wide-awake to take stock of  nil  that  was  going  on   thero.  In 1S94 he traced the underground  telegraph system of the French army  disguised as n chocolate pedlar; ho  engaged himself as' coachman to M.  Mercier, and in that character accompanied hiin on his tour of inspection  of military roads loading to the  Alps; and on another occasion he  escaped detection at Nancy by rushing into a furniture shop and hiding in, a wardrobe, in which he persuaded tho. shopkeeper to dispatch  him  OVER TnE FRONTIER.  KEEP THE  BLOOD PURE.  Nearly-AD. the Common Ills of  Life are Caused by Weak,  Watery  and Impure Blood.  Bad blood means bad health. That  is why. Dr. Williams' Pink Pills moan  good health���������thoy actually make  new, rich blood. Bad blood poisons  the wholo system. Tho nerves break  down, tho liver goes wrong, tho kidneys get clogged and inllumod, the  heart flutters and jumps at thu least  excitement, the stomach loses its  power lo digest food, the lungs aro  unable to throw oil the lingering  colds, in fact tho whole body gots  out of order. Then you havo headaches, can'l sleep tind can't eat and  feel utlerly miserable. And it all  comes from bad blood and can bo  cured by tlio rich, red blood Dr.  other Williams' l'ink Pills sends coursing  to every part of the body. Mr.  Daniel McKinnon, of Nortii I'olhnm,  Out.. stifT-ored from bad blood, but  has been mado woll and strong by  Dr. Williams' Pink Pills aftor all  other treatment had failed. Mr. McKinnon says : "Until last spring I  had been' allllcted wilh n weak stomach, headaches nnd kidney troubles. At limes I was completely  prostrated and my sufferings woro of  a most severe nature At different  times I was treated by no loss than  seven doctors, but from none of  thorn did I get moro than teniporary  roliof. As time wont on I became  hopeless of evor being woll again.  Last spring a friend drew my attention to Dr. Williams' Pink Pills and  I decided-to try this medicino. I  Had only taken four boxes when I  found a decided improvement in my  'condition, and I continued using tho  pills until I had takon a dozen boxes  when I was a cured .man and the  siilTcrings I had formerly endured  woro but a disagreeable memory. I  admit boing an enthusiastic admirer  of Dr. Williams* Pink Pills, but I  think I have just causo for my enthusiasm and will always recommend  them to my ailing friends."  Just ns surely as' Dr. Williams'  Pink Tills cured Mr. McKinnon thoy  can curo anaemia, indigestion, headaches, backaches, kidney trouble,  rheumatism, lumbago, sciatica, notir-  algiu, nervousness, general weakness  and tho special ailments of growing  girls and women. 'All these ailments come from bad blood, and Dr.  Williams' Pink P'lls can euro them  by filling the veins with now, rich,  red blood. But you must bo sure  to hnvo the genuine pills with thc  full name Dr. Williams' Pink Pills  for Pale People on tho wrapper  around every box. Sold by medicino  dealers everywhere or by mail at 50c  a box or six boxes for $2.50 by  writing tho Dr. Williams' Medicine  Co.. Brockville,  Ont.   ������������������   QUEEN OFTHEHIGHLANDS  THE    JUBILEE   OF   BEAUTIFUL  BALMORAL.  The     Place     Is     Full     of   Happy  Blemories   for   Queen  Alexandra.  But much of" ��������� the most effective  work in spying has been dono by  women. One of thc most dangerous  of them all was Mme. Bastion, a  char-woman at the German Embassy  in Paris. Il was niadame's practice  to enter the Embassy every morning  at six o'clock, ransack drawers,  coat-pockets, and waste-paper baskets, and hnnd ovor her spoil daily  to an agent of the French Epionage  Department, who sorted the papers  aiul found much of value in thcm.  For many a long year Mme. Bastien  plied her profession without arousing the least suspicion.  As a rule, however, the most dangerous femalo spies are those who  possess a formidable weapon in their  porsonnl attractions. Such a siren  was Baroness do Kaula, who -did  such excellent work for hcr Fatherland. The baroness cast her  over General do Cissey, Minister of  War under MacMnhon's Presidency,  anil while the senile general was  basking in the baroness's smiles in  her drawing-room her agents wero  ransacking his portfolio in another  room    and  taking copious notes    of  _its_ contents It_was_another._beau-_  tifi.il woman, an adopted daughter of  General Paranoff, who so infatuated  several Russian staff officers that, at  her bidding, they sold to Austria  tho Russian plans of mobilization.  The officers all, including General-1  Paranoft himself, paid for their foolish  infatuation   with   thoir   lives.  ATHLETICS.  CANADIAN  ADMIRALS.  Sir    Charles   Drury a Likely Successor to Lord Beresford.  Canndian-born admirals are well Lo  the fore now with Sir A. Douglas as  commander-in-chief at Portsmouth,  nnd Sir C. C. 'Drury as second sea  lord at the Admiralty. It is now  stnted that when Lord diaries Beresford rotiros froni tlio command of  th'c Channel fleet early next year,  his successor in tlint most important  position will bo Vice-Admiral Sir C;  C. Dn(ry. Born In..'. Quebec, Sir  Charles Drtlry hus had a long and  distinguished naval career. In 1893  lie was a'.member of tlie .Ordnance  Committed, and in 1S9C received tho  thanks of the Foreign Office for services in Crete. Ho wns elected a follow of tlio Royal Geographical Society in 1860, and in 1902 was appointed coinnuindor-in-cliiof of the  East Indies Station, receiving tlio  honor of K. C. S. I. tlio following  your. He was appointed to succeed  Sir Jo'iin Fisher as second Navnl  Lord   of  tlio   Admiralty   on   Aug.   31,  10051.   4   LOTS   OF TIME.  .In* <ii'o--\Vlmt linvc you to sny?  Prisoner���������A wholo lot,  if you'll just  give  mo  time.  The autumn is tho timo when tho  newspapers tnko up tho subject of  athletics, especially college athletics  and discuss its bearing upon the futuro of tho.. individual and of the  race. This " discussion is renewed  each year during tho football season,  and each year it is abandoned - with  the question no nearer a solution  than  at its beginning.  It is contended that athletes ��������� livo  as long as ,if not longer than, the  nvorago person, thai exercise never  harmed any one, and that nothing  can bo more hygienic or morc health-  giving than hard training. To this  it is roplied that statistics prove  the fact that few athletes-livo to a  green old age, even if by chance thoy  reach middle life, that over-exercise  causes hypertrophy of tho heart,  hardening of tho arteries and kidney  disease, and that lhc gorging, tho  tobacco-smoking, and sometimes tho  beer-drinking to which tho athlete  turns as soon as the contest is over  and the trainer gives him freedom to  do what ho will, not only undo all  the possible good of training, but  work grave harm by sudden excesses  aftor abstemiousness.  As  is  usally thc caso in  all     controversies,    there  is   right   on     both  ,,   sides. Given    a   young man  with  sp ' sound organs, supple arteries and  well-balanced nervous system, it is  probable that he can work with the  college team for tho entire four years  ���������under medical supervision. of  course���������without damage to the heart.  Thn danger will come when he leaves  college and enters upon the professional-or-business-career,���������which���������allows littlo time for athletics. If tho  enlarged, muscular heart, which all  athletes must have, is suddenly relieved of all its extra work, it will  make husto to dispose of its surplus  muscle, and this by a process of  fatty degeneration, most dangerous  to thn present and futuro integrity  of the organ. But if the cx-athlcto  continues his training and his oxcor-  cise in gradually lessening degree,  tapering off, as it wero, to a normal  existence, the reduction in size of  the heart will also' bo gradual, and  the heart is lot down slowly and  very gradually, it will keep ils tone  ���������otherwise it will probably bo ruined. Heroin lies the secret of the  good and bad of .athletics, in sane  moderation, for healthy men.���������  Youth's   Companion.  .Justice--!     gnaw  thirty rlaj-s  be  time  ^awj-jh.  will  BABY'S   WELFARE.   "  Every mother is naturally anxious  that her,little onosishall be bright,  good natured and healthy. Every  mother "can keep her children in this  condition if she will give them an  occasional dose of Baby's" Own Tab-  lots.. Thesis Tablets cure indigestion  and stomach troubles, prevent diarrhoea, cure constipation, allny simple fevers, break up colds, destroy  worms nnd make teething easy. And  tho Tablets aro guaranteed to contain no opiate or harmful drug. Mrs.  II. .E. Long, I'oachland, B.C., says :  .���������"I have found Baby's Own Tablets  unsurpassed for toothing troubles,  breaking up colds ami reducing fever  and they make a child sleep naturally.' They havo done my little ono  so much good I would not like to  bo without them." Druggists everywhere sell these Tablets, or you can  got them by mail nt 25 cents a box  by writing Tho Dr. Jftdinms Medicine Co.,   Urockvillc, Oitti  It, of all tho King's homes, Sand-  ringliajn is nearest to his 'heart, there  can be littlo doubt that Balmoral,  with ils forty years of happy memories may claim the second place in  his affection.  Indeed, apart from long association  it would be diflleult for anyone not  to fall in love with tho King's beautiful and ro.nnntio seat in the .Highlands. To'Queen Victoria it was  always the "dearest place in all. tho  World���������tlio only place, in fact, whero  I am permitted to forgot that I am  a Qucon." "Every year," slio wrote  in 'hev diary, "my heart becomes  moro fixed in this dear paradise antl  so much more now that it has bocomo my 'dearest Albert's own creation, own work, own building, own  laying out, as Osborne was; and his  great taste and tho impress of liis  dear hand havo been stamped everywhere."  It is just over half a century since  Queen Victoria proudly laid the foun-  dntion-stone of the present houso,  whicli was to taJco th'e place  of the pretty and c'uaiiit old Scottish  cnstlo, the survival of many centuries  and in tlio 'autumn of 1S54-, though  the building was but half finished,  the impatient young Sovereign insisted   on   taking possession   of it.  INCOMPLETE AS IT WAS,  slio foil into instant raptures over  it, and wrote enthusiastically, "The  now inouso looks beautiful. An old  shoo was thrown after? us for Kick  as we .entered'the hall. The houso is  charming, tho rooms 'delightful, tho  furniture,, papers, everything, perfection. The view from tho windows  is quite beautiful.''  And, indeed, the Queen's enthusiasm could not paint her now home in  too bright colors, for thoro is no  homo in the King's dominions moro  picturesquely       and romantically  placed than Balmoral. Tlio house, it  is true, with its gables aiul mullions,  turrets and square tower, its magnificent oriel window and its imposing  portals, may nol satisfy the demands  of scientific architecture, but nono  can deny it a charm and beauty of  its own, while its setting of fir woods  nnd park sloping to tlio beautiful  Dee, of towering hills ancl wild  sweeps of purple moorland, is of unrivalled beauty. In such a place thc  world of Courts and ceremonial pomp  of stress and storm, seems left far  behind, and tli/* most- harassed Sovereign in the world should find it  easy to persuade himsolf that ho is  not a King, but a free, untrammelled  child of Nature.  - Queen Victoria, whon sho first looked on it, painted its charms exquisitely in theso woi*ds: "Tho view ��������� is  cl-rnmine*. To the left vou look towards "the beautiful-Kills "surrotiiiiliug  Loclmngar. and to the right, towards . Ballator, to tlio glen along  which  tlio Poo  winds,   with  BEAUTIFUL WOODED HILLS,  whicli reminded me very much of tho  Thiiringenvald. Tt was so calm., so  solitary, and it did one so much  good as ono gazed around; and the  pu.ro mountain air was most refreshing. All seemed to breathe freedom  and peace, and to mako mc forgot tho  world and its sad tiu-moils. The  scenery is wild aitd yet not* desolate."  For Queen Alexandra, as'for Queen  Victoria, the place is full of happy  memories of tho early years of wedded life, when she rambled over tho  moors and plucked tlio heather with  hor husband by her sido, When . lie  taught her to wield a rod on tho  banks of the Dee, and wlien* sh'o made  her first friends among hor lowly and  dovoted Scottish neighbors. There  are those still living wiio can recall  tlie first visits of the beautiful young  Princess to ttheir cottage, how she  would take the little ones on her  knees, h'elp some half-blind old dame  with her knitting, or minister tenderly by tho bedside of the sick.  Ono of the earliest favorites was  old "Jock" Simpson, a pensioner  who, at Copenhagen, hid fought  against the Princess's countrymen.  But this past antagonism only increased -lier-interest iu tho-old-voler--  an. and slie insisted on seeing tho  cutlass and musket ho carried and  on hearing tho story of tho fighting.  No wonder that Jock's heart was  quickly won, or that to his last day  ho treasured' so proudly tlio chair  which' wns "tlie bonnie Princess' ain  gift."  Amid sucli loving and loynl neighbors, and surrounded by the richest  treasures of scenery Scotlamf can  show evon to so fair a lady, Who  can doubt that Qucon Alexandra's  visits   to   Balmoral   aro  "FULL OF QUTET DELIGHT"?  She loves to renew memories of th'o  neighboring Aborgeldio Castle, with  its historic square keep and round,  clinging turrets, whore she has spent  so many Ij-yipy days with tlio King;  and of Diskhnll, a charming little  place, where hor husband made liis  bachelor home before ho sought liis  bride  in  Denmark.  Then, within an easy walk or drive  arc some of the most romantic and  beautiful sights to be seen in Scotland���������lho lovely, falls, of Garrawalt,  in their (.reen setting of troos; tho  Linn of Doo, with, tho dark waters  swirling nnd seething deep down in  its rocky girge; Braemar, reached by  the beautiful "Queen's Drive" t'hrough  thc romantic Forest of Ballochbuio;  and the Earl of Mar's Punch-bowl,  onco filled to tlie brim with whisky-  toddy for the followers of "Bonnie  Prince Charlie." Not far nway ia  Mnr Lodge, the liome of th'e Queen's  daughter, the Duchess of Fife, witli  tlio neighboring C'orriomulzic Falls;  Caldorocli and Bon Board, mountains  towering ovcr 3.000 feet, to climb;  long slrctclics of glorious moorland  to tramp over; tlio tempting waters  of the Doc to fish in���������and a hundred  other charms to ex.plore���������all prepared  to do their part in making an ideal  liolidav for a  Queen.  THE STORY OF A  SUCCESSFUL MAN  HE    FOUND  HIS  LOST HEALTH  ������1N DODD'S KIDNEY PILLS.  Leading Business Man of Welland  Gives His Experience With the  Groat  Canadian Kidney Remedy.  Wolluiid, Out., Doc. 5.���������(Special) ���������  Thero is no bolter known or mot o  highly respected mun in Welland than  air. J. J. YoKom. Born and brought  up in tlio neighboring township of  Crowlaiid. by his own industry and  sterling honesty Iio hns grown * to  bo one of Welland"s leading merchants. Consequently, wlien Mr. Yok-  oiv, comes ou,t with.a statement Unit  lie was citretl*"bf a serious illness by  Dodd's Kidney Pills, everybody knows  it must be so.  "For a year or more 1 liad Kidney  Troublo in all its worst symptoms."  says Jlr. Yokom. "My head was bad,  I had no appetite and I lost weight  fast. At times I wns entirely incapacitated. I doctored with a physician of vast experience, but got no  good results.  "I becnine despondent of over being  well again, when by good luck I  chanced to try .Dodd's Kidney Pills,  and from thexjirst. they seeijio'd to  suit my case. Vive boxes cured me  completely.'-'-  " Pure soap I" You've heard  the word's. In Sunlight  Soap  you have  the fact.  REDUCES  EXPEN4B  A.t>k for (he Octagon Bar.  "FREE"   IN"  ALL  THINGS.  A Peculiar  Religious   Sect in England.  Th'o Cokelcrs, a curious religious  sect, may influence tho result of the  election "in North-west ''Sussex. Founded in 1850, tlie sect holds aloof from  politics, but an effort will be made  to got tlio members to go to tlio  polls, and as thoy possess about 500.  votes they are an election asset not  to  bo 'despised.  flic derivation of tho word Cokelor  is enveloped in mystery. It Is supposed by some to liavo relation .to  their principles of temperance nnd  th'eir fondness for cocoa, and by  others to a locality described in old  records as "Cokky." Tlio Cokelors  arc only to bo found in tho Weald of  Sussex and iii a few Surrey villages.  Tliey. liave a creed of a pronounced  Anlinomian typo, built upon a number of texts taken away from th'eir  context and thus rendered capable of  any interpretation which may bc put  on thorn. In each' cha pel there aro  elders or "stalwarts," pick'*iT from  the congregation; but thoro aro no  ministers in tho accepted sonso of tho  term, nnd the order of service is  closely akin to that of thc Quakers.  The Cokelors arc not total aiyslain-  crs, but very fow of them touch* intoxicating liquor,   and in regard     to  urorllnolc,     I liny- hold- tlint-  -*������-*liilo - **n<ia7  ringc is a tliingTo be avoided if possible, .immortality is a greater evil.  In tliose circumstances, "although tlioy  liave no marriage service of tlioir  own, the elders raise no objection to  members of the sect going tlirough  th'o  ceremony elsewhere.  Mr. Clianib'crlain wants to see "free  trade within the Empire," and the  Coklelers' ideal is free trade within  their own business limits. In every  village wliero Ihey have taken root  the Cokelors have their own store,  wliich" is mainly supplied by members  of tho sect, and sells to all-comers to  tho profit of tlio sect. But tliose establishments pay tlioir way and benefit all who have dealings with thcm,  btpenuse thoir mannl_ers will not countenance "dumping" of any kind; and  it is not surprising thai a proposal  to evolve a national scheme from llic  snmo germ ns tlieir parochial ex-  perimonls should be looked upon by  tliem  with  approval.   -������   WHEN FRANCE FIGHTS.  St. Koclie, French ex-Minister of Commerce, gives statistics of tlio expense  tliat Franco would incur in th'o event  of a European 'war. ITo takes as a  basis M. do Froycinol's calculation  that tlio 000,000 mon who wore cn-  gugod in tlio Franco-Prussian War  cost-_l'l~i"raiics~a~~hcnd-a-day fronr  September loth", 1870, to February  10th,  1873.  To-dny tho expense wou.ld bo far  greater". Tliere would bo at least 2,-  000,000 mon in tlio fighting lino;  while to gain numerical strength  equal to Germany alone. Franco  would be obliged to appeal to : tlio  six clnssos of tlio territorial army,  comprising 900,000 men. Thus *!,-  000,000 men would have to bo  mobilized, .transported, and nourished. Six Hundred thousand horses  would bo necessary, of which 500,000  would havo to bo bought tind paid  for. Taking 15 francs a.lioa'd daily  for each" soldier, and estimating tlio  expense of pro.vendor anil the repair  of material, M. 1 Jodie arrives at tlio  colossal figuro of $0,000,000 dally ,is%  France's expense-in. .a big European'  war under present conditions.  M1LK1KO  BY  ELECTRICITY,  There is a unique fnrm near Paris,  which is known ns the electric farm,  for tho reason t'hat nearly all the  worjc is dono by electricity. The  owner of tho farm keeps a largo number of cows, and thoy aro fed by nn  electric machine, whirfi throws thu  proper amount of foot! into the  fooding-hox. Th'oy uro also milked  by nn electric milking-machine, invented by an English' mechanic. The  machine can milk forty cows at once,  and requires only two persons to  operate it. Tlio French milkmaid  will now havo to find other work to  do.  J&i<Cfs&t<' tits' Os &m^ yfuonie-?' 4Lq/Usns.  ff  &  THE  "You father is a vory dogmatic  man, isn't Iio?" "ITo only owns  about  ton  or  'levon  of 'cm."  Tor Ovcr Sixty Years  SlRP.WiHstow'sSoo-riiiNo Strut-hai boon une't 'i*������  Diillionsof motlil!r*3 for their children whilo tootllin-l.  lunot lies the cliild.so'tcnti tli tiKiim*!. tillit'-ii'ii.iii, ctlrui  irindeolic, reBtilaloHtliciicoiiiiir.il and hotrcls, anill-i tli*  bi'fllrcuicdyror llinrrllain. TivoiHy-Iivo uunla n l-ioulo  Sold hy druggists throughout, tho world, lie sure it-ai  bits lor" 3111-,. WixaLow'MdooTiii-siJd'.'uur."   -21���������111  Stern Parent���������"Quite so, quite so!  You tell mo that you havo proposed  to my daughter,, but���������er���������you say  nothing about your position." Nervous Suitor��������� "My position, sir? Oh  ���������or���������the���������the usual ono, I believe���������  on my knees,  you know."  Indigestion, that menace to human happiness, pitiless in "its assaults,  and no respector of persons, lias mot  its coiuiuercr in Soulli American Nervine. Tlio great stomach antl nerve  remedy      stimulates     digestion, tones  the nerves, aids circululionr-drivcs out  Impurities, dispels emaciation, and  brings back the glow of perfect health.  Cures iiundroil** of "chronics" that have  ballled physicians.���������08  We can handle your poultry el thee  alive or dressed to best advantage.  Also your buttcr, eggs, honey and  other  produce.  DAWSON   CQMtVMSSION   CO.,   Limited  Cor.   West   Market   and   Colborno   St_.   TORONTO.  ULTRY  "Yes "     He  had   been   waiting  for that little word, anil his heart  beat  faster     as' it  trembled  on    her  lips.      "Yes "  IIow ho longed   to  take hor in his arms; bul she spoko  as though there was more sho wished to say.* "Yes," sho continued;  "to-'day I promised to bo another's I"  I   Believe    MINAIID'S     LISIMFIST  will cure everv case of Diphtheria.  Eiverdalo.    MUS. IU2U13TCN UAKTCIl.  I  Bellovo    ailNATCD'S     LINIMENT  will- Y'fo-VXii'PO    pi'owtlv    oC- Ivct-iff  MUS.   CHAS.   A.NDEKS0N.  Stanley.' P.  R. I.  I Believe ariNAJlD'S LINIMENT  is' Uio bost household remedy"- on  eartli.  MATTIITAS   FOLEY.  Oil City,  Ont.  Tlie boo is an artistic upholsterer.  It lines its nest Willi th'o leaves of  flowers, always choosing such as  have bright colors. Tlioy are invariably cut in circles so exact that no  compass would mako ' tliem more  truo.  Help thc Overworked Heart.  ���������Ts   the  great engine which pumps lifo through  your i.yslem hard pressed, overtaxed,  groani'ii-*- under Its load hecauso disease  has clogged it ? Dr. Agnew's ' Cure  for tho Ucurt is nature's lubricator and  clcaiibcr, uud daily demonstrates lo  heart sufferers that it is tlic safest,  surest, and most speedy remedy that  medical science knows���������07.  BAD TEETH, BAD  SOLDIERS.  British Recruits Must Show Sound  Molars.  Deficient tooth uro not in tho future to prevent enlistment in the  llritish army of otherwise suitable  recruits. Would-bo soldiers found  suffering from decayed teeth must,  however, bo prepared lo put down a  sum not to exceed $15 towards the  expense of Citing them with artificial teeth.  Those facts.aro set forth in a circular by tho secretary of tho army  council.. Similarly afilictod mon  who would be otherwise discharged  from tho army as unlit for further  service, owing to tho state of their  teeth, nre ., to bo retained on tho  equivalent condition that the sum  to bo paid the dentist is to be taken  out of their pay.  The British Medical Journal, in  commenting on this order, says it is  a step in tho right direction. Tho  Napoleonic dictum that an army  marches on its stomach has been so  long admitted ns a military axiom  that it seems strango that only now  has effect been given  to  it.  It is tho South African war which  has largely contributed to make the  reform acceptable, a glaring light  having, then been thrown upon tho  losses ��������� which the army suffered  through tho defective mastication of  a. largo number of troops. Thoso  troops wore kept at the base of supplies or sent home because of the  bad stato of their teeth, which made  it impossible for them to digest the  rough food necessarily served out  to men at tho front.  -*V*&RA-N0Li^  EVEN  THE  UNIlEUTAKEU SORUY  "And so' he's dead? And he was a  very "popular man.  wasn't ho."  "Yes, indeed; wliy, even the under-  tnicer was sorry to see him go."  People who look over the afTairs of  others arc very apt to overlook their  own.  ������������������  A Cry for Help.���������A   pain   In   tlie  back  is  a  cry of tlio kidneys ror help.    South   Am-.  Pricnn      rClrl,,..--    -Uuro     lo     llio     cily ������,ir(>  that hasn't a failure written against it  la cases ol llriglit's disease, (UabcLcs. inflammation of llio t'luildeiv gravel ami  other kidney ailments. Don't neglect  tlio apparently Insignificant "signs.".'  This powerful liquid specific prevents  and cures.���������70  "As Shakespeare says," remarked  Cassidy, who was fond of airing his  'book larnin'," occasionally, "what's  in a name?" "Well," replied Casey,  "call mo wan that Oi don't loikc,  an'  Ol'll show ye."  Dusty Dennis���������Ah, lady, I havo  faced tho clangors of firo many u  timo. Tho Lady���������Were you a fireman, my poor man? Dusty Dennis���������  No'm; 1 smoked a cigar butt in a  hnj'stack.  Lifebuoy Soap ��������� disinfectant ��������� is  Ktrongly_rcconimcndwl_by__tlio_nieclic.il.  profession ns a safeguard against infectious   diseases. 22  CI-1.-ARM  O'F-.UOSES. ���������*:���������  ���������'���������*-;��������� * :        HE. ' ../   **  Sh.**  cave'mo a rose  Tliat  sho wore  on lier breast;  Of all my treasures  'Tis dearest,   'tis best.  When its petals are dust .  And  when I am  no  more  My  soul   will   still   cherish.  Where'er it may soar,  Th'o  joy  that she gavo  rae  with  The roso tliat slie wore.  SUM.  I gavo (iiiin a rose  That   another   gave  mo;  I gave  it,  intending  Tliat  otlior  to  see;  I gave it lo rouse  In   another  alarm��������� ���������'  Why not?    Tn  such  scheming  There's  surely no  harm.  Ah. rose,  take my blissing!  You   worked   liko  a  ''harm.  Ilalhcr than become a spinster the  average girl will marry tho wrong  man.  Minard's Liniment Relieves Neuralgia  Littlo Willie-*-"I say, pn, I'll bo  very glad whon I got old enough to  do ns I please." Pa ���������"Naturally,  my son; and when you roach thai  age it's probable you'll got married  and not do it."  No  Breakfast Table  complete without  Minard's Liniment Cures Dandruff,  "Did you show that account to  A'rdup aguin to-day?" "Yes, sir."  "Did you tell him it had boen on  lho slate long enough, and I'd liko  to rub il out?" "Yes, sir." "What  did he say?" "lie said it looked  as if you wore trying to rub it in!"  South American Rheumatic Curo  Cures Consumption.���������It is ������afft, harmless anil acts .illicit���������gives almost instant ' relief and au absolute euro in  from one to three days���������works wonders  in most acute forin.s of rheumatism. One  man's testimony : "I spent fi weeks in  hed .beforo commencing' its use���������-1 bottles   cured   me."���������OU  What is claimed to be nn .effective  stibstiluto for leather has been in-  vented by a Ocrman _?!5S'__.er ___  Mannheim, in Bii.leh. Thc patent"hn9  boen sold to un American firm for  $200,000.  Made big enough for :  man to work-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 yards per dozen, whereas  common shirts have only 32  to 33 yards.  That's the reason why the  H.B.K "Big" Shirt never  chafes the armpits, is never  tight at the neck or wristbands, is always 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 notarial  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   '"-'  HUDSON BAY KNITTING CO. .  Montreal        Winnipeg        Dawson    1  Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, etc.  Mrs. Hnrduppe��������� ".lohn, tlio butcher  we bail wiio lived at tho other end  bf tlie town has found out our nd-  tlrcsH. He called wllh thnt last  year's bill, and wns very impertinent." Mr. Haiiluppo (holly)���������"Jm-  pcrtiniMit, was be? Well, now, we'll'  just let him wait for his money."  Pile  An admirable food, with all  its natural * qualities intact,  fitted to build up and maintain  robust health, and to resist  winter's extreme cold. It is  a valuable  diet for children.  The   Most  Nutritious  and Economical.  *T*HH ARNOTT INSTITUTK. BERLIN. ONI  A-    for llio tre-ittiicnl  of all forms   of Sl'KECIl  DF*:FICCTS.     Wo treat the cause, not  .simply   tilt  b.lbit, an J llicrcforo produce natural .s'x*cch.  "Writo for particular!*,  To proTO to yoa -aiat Wfi  Chasc'-i Ointment in a ccrtAln  and absolute curo for cacl?  nnd fcvor. form of itching.  blccdlnRnnd protnidln-ir pile*,  Jus mannfactTirerii havo KUiirr.ntccd it. Scof������**  JiiiemliilB in the iln.ll. press oni! ask your ncl_h*  iot*H what thoy think of It. ^ ou can use it and  ret vour monoy back if not cured. j������c ������ oox. at  ,11 aualcra or Kdmansoh.IIati-s Sc Co.Toronto  Or. Chase's Ointment  "Don't you think that-every man  should have a voice in tho affairs  of CJovcrnment?" . "Yes," answered  Miss Cayenne; "but ho ought to exercise it in some other way than  shouting  at  election .bulletins."  Dr.   A_-n _������*-'���������    Catarrhal     Powder. ���������  Uev��������� W.���������n���������Mainrpnstor ~of tha���������Bnp--  tist Hmnnucl Church. Buffalo, give.  slrong testimony for and In a flrtn bo-  llcvcr in Or. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder  ITo has tried many .kinds of retnedica  without avail. "After using Ilr. Agnew's Catarrhal Powder I wns Benefited at once," aro his words. It ia a.  wonderful remedy.    GO cents.���������00.  Customer���������"The man who kllle-J  this chicken had a soft heart.***  Waiter���������"Why, so, sir?" Customer���������  "Ifo must have spent three or four,  years hesitating before ho wrung it������  necW."  ���������USES FOU POSTAGE-STAMPS.  Tlie monks at tlio Hospital of St.  Jean do*.Tliou, at Oh'ont, liavo in their  loisure moments decorated _ho walls  wilh googcous landscapes, glowi.-'f  witli color and full of life, formed entirely by means of th'o postage-  stamps of all tlie. nations of tlie  world. Palaces, forests, streams and  mountains are represented, butterflies  flit about in the air, birds of beautiful plumago perch on branches,  snakes and lizards glido about, and  innumerable animals find places hero  and thoro. The pictures aro most artistic, in th'o style of Chinese landscape gardening, and already between nine and ten millions of  stamps have been used.  Minard's.'LInfment for sale everywhere  Mrs. Casoy���������So poor Mary Flan*. ,  nery's man was kilt at tho quarry.  Mrs. Cossidj���������Aye! Shuro sho novor.  wns as lucky as her cousin, MaR  Gallagher. Mrs. Casey���������What at'e-  yo sayin'? Gallagher was blowccl  up in a quarry, too. Mrs. Cassidy  ���������rThrue for yoi Uut^ie was blowed  into sich small bits his wife waa  spared  tho ixpinse of a  funeral.  Life's great" opportunities are nover  labelled.  1 ������  You can't cure a cough or cold  from the outside. Vou must  cure it through tho blood.   -  SHiloli's     ^  Consumption  Cure  The Lung  Tonic  is the only remedy thatwill do this.  It gets right to the root o������ the  trouble.   It is guaranteed to cure.  Prices: S. C. Wells & Co. 31*  *!Sc*������s.$l." LeRoy.N.Y���������Toronto,Can.  ISSXJ.F- NO.. 49���������0-4. MASON &  PIA  Thirty Years  Befoie  the Public-  Twelve Thousand in  Actual Uee.  They are the product of money, brains and experience-sub-  stiiii'tiiii Pianos for people who buy, lint one instrument in tt  life time. They look well, sound" well nml wenr well. Vet  with all their goodness they are sold at n reiisoiiablc price on  easy terms. A card with your name anil aildi'i'ss will bring  you our illustrated catalogue and an explanation of our easy  time system of payments, of which you may avail yourself, no  matter where you live.  MASON    &    RISCH    PIANO   CO..   LTD.  3_  KING STREET WEST, TORONTO, ON   .       .  J. Macleod, Agent, Second Street.  Revelstoke Herald and  Railway Men's Journal.  Published   every  Thursday.     Subscription   $2  per yenr.   Ailvertiain** rates mi upplieutiou.  Changes ff advertisements must bo in before  noon on Wednesday to insure insertion.  Job Printing in all its branches promptly and  neatly executed.  Thursday,   Jan. 19 1905.  A GRUESOME OUTLOOK.  for the natural result wonld lie a curtailing of output and rigid rules foi  the* protection of tho American, hiin-  beriniin. At all events, let the men  who have honestly invested in buildiiij*  mills in this Province insist upon the  imposition of the duty on American  rough lumber and shingles. The importation w.-is about $3,000,000 for the  year ending June 30th, 1901. It may  be $1,000,000 next year.        "  "Well, the Hon. W. S. Fielding,  Minister of Fiuauce, has goneto Italy  ���������some wag says to purchase a few  more "organs"*��������� (although heaven  knows they get them cheap enough in  the home market;) be that as it, may  the lumber pilgrims will, we imagine  postpone their 3,000 mile trip; meanwhile the mills are closing down���������just  as was-foreseen by those who urged  tbe people to condemn the Dominion.  Government for its .indifference���������and  now,tif the following telegram, which  was published last month, contains  reliable information, it. would appear  that the bulk of the lumber business  of British Columbia is to be transferred  to the United States. The despatch is  certainly worth reproduction,  "A despatch from Vancouver, B. C.  to the Post-Intelligencer says: It is  reported here that there is a proposal  on foot, which, if consummated, woul 1  throw tbe control of the lumber mnik-  ets in Northwestern 'Canada almost  entirely into tbe hands of Puget sound  lnillmen.  "According to report here, it is now  possible that the British Columbia  lumbermen may be induced to retin*  from the sale of lumber in the Northwestern Canada on the understanding  that a certain proportion of the lnmbei  sold there be purchased by the Ameri-  ���������can-iniil5iirom~the-i"mills "in���������British  Columbia.  "In other words, the British Columbia lumbermen miglit allow the  American mills to control the market  sales provided some of tlieir product  were taken otT their hiiiicU.  "The Iwsis on which the new arrangements may be brought about i**  understood to be that the nvenigi*  annual .���������.-ali.-. of British Columbia lum  ber in Northwestern Canada shall In  maintained for a stated period of years  but all lumber shall be soltl by American inteii-sts. In ' the event of nn  arrangement such as outlined above  being completed the Canadian lumber  manufacturers would, it is said, save  considerable expense withouL loss of  existing business."  We sympathise with the Provincial  lumbermen, but they must lemember  that tbey permitted Senator Teinplo-  man, XV. A. Galliher and a bevy of  Grits ond office seekers, to pull the  wool over their eyes; in short tliat  they were willing to jeopardise the  whole Province so long as a Government supporter was elected. Kven  Conservative lumbermen were cajoled  into blundering. However, as we have  before said, recrimination is useless;  but we cannot but feel for the thousands who may be thrown out of  employment, should the proposed  combination or compromise be effected  "LOST AND FOUND"  G-wo-MUaeM   Ui    Nei*'   York   Department  Store*.  The carelessness of the shopping  public Is marvellous. You begin to feel  atter awhile that people who are so  thoughtless don't deserve to have any-  -hlng. We never receive handkerchiefs  at the "Lost and Found" desk unless  a.very handsome oie is brought to us,  and ���������"���������-������������������accept It under protest. Neither do our customers often lnaulre for  them, possibly because they think they  dropped t.h*m_t-H tHo alrat-t..     ..__.,.      .....  Umbrellas are among the articles  most frequently lost." Sometimes on  a rainy day the desk looks like a bargain counter of umbrellas. ?  Strange as it may seem, pocketbooks  are third ln the list of articles most  often lost There Is never a day in  wliich irom "one to eight pocketbooks  do not either find their way to the desk  or are reported as lost in the store.  A woman came the other day to saj  thatshs had given the baby her purso  to play with and he had opened it and  dropped put two $10 bills', for whicli  she wished us to make search. It le  seldom that a purse is picked up that  does not contain one or two rings and  some other small pieces of jewelry.  Many capes, jac-cets arid furs are  dropped. A customer once reported  that she was afraid of pickpockets and  io had taken off her handsome diamond  watch and was carrying It In hW  hand. Unfortunately she had laid It  down somewhere and-couldn't find it.  Gloves and veils are frequently picked up and parcels innumerable. Garters seem to have a* fashion of getting  away from the wearers, and sometimes  a stray bustle finds its way to the  desk. Customers when they miss  something usually go to the counter  where they think they left it. If they  don't And it there they are prone to  insinuate thi������t the girl behind the counter ,gOtiit^=^'=i^==i^^i==^s=~~===~  Now. It ls an astonishing fact that  customers seldom find anything. The  superintendent is surprised when an  article is brought to the desk by a  shopper. It ts the clerks and the little cash girls who turn over anything  that they may find. It is my experience that our girls, who have small  ���������alarlea, are constantly exposed to  temptation and overy day see pretty  things they would like and cannot have  are almost Invariably honest.  Conscience plays stranse pranks  sometimes. Only last week we received through the mail a box of  Jewelry. There were trinkets of every  kind In It, rings, breastpins, chains,  bracelets, lockets. In all enough to  utoclc a country store. Every piece had  been removed from its card, and there  was no name or message, Jt was recognized aa belonging to our Jewelry  department, but how so much got away  without being missed remains a mystery. Such a quantity could hardly  bave been taken by a regular shoplifter. One theory Is that some one in  tbe department took It and afterward  acknowledged the theft at confession  and the priest ordered the Jewelry returned to us. We have had several  cases of that kind.  On another occasion we received a  box of expensive handkerchiefs. Within was a card. It read: "I am afraid  tho innocent will suffer, so I send these  back to you, although I know you  don't need them and I do."  Whenever any one asks at the desk  for any article tliey have lout In   thc  store we ask for    a description.     It  would be amusing If it were not annoying to see how indignant the average  woman gets at this question.   8he considers it an Imputation that she Is not  honest, and she often resents lt ln the  most energetic mariner.  i     Altogether   the life of   the  man   In  ! charge of the "Lost and Found" desk  I is by no means pleasant,  ONE" CENT A YEAH  la tb_ *<_1_T. That Frtinlc Lynch Will IU  celva from the Government.  Iowa County, Wisconsin, lays claim  to having the lowest-salaried official in  the employ of the United States Government. The Government hires  Frank Lynch for I cent a year to carry the mall between Dodgevllle, the  county seat of Iowa County, and Mineral Polut, nine miles distant.  It Is ta������ law that such employes shall  be paid quarterly, but Lynch, although  he has been carrying the malls regularly since last July, has as yot received  no quarters of a cent or check for those  amounts. The young man is not looking for any roniitances on his salary  until next July, when ho expects a  check for a whole cent. It is supposed  this will be the smallest check evor  Issued by tho Government and efforts  have already been made to secure possession of It. The mail carrier has received several offers of $15 or $20 for  the check, but he has so far warily  avoided any definite entanglements.  Both Dodgevllle and Mineral Point  have railroads, but there Is none between the two towns. The trip from  one place to the other by rail is so  roundabout that lt is out of the question, so passengers and mail are drivan  across country. Whoever has the contract for carrying the mall feels that  he ls certain of all the passenger trade,  for no one has yet had the courage to  compete for passenger business with  the United States mall carrier. For  this reason the transfer of the mail Is  deemed a valuable privilege.  Every four years the post office department advertises for bids and the  contracts to lowest bidders for transfer  of mall sack. Last year there was the  liveliest competition ever known for  the Dodgeville-Mlneral Point contract,  Several different men signified their  Intention of going Into the contest, and  the "talk" was kept up until each bidder knew he would have to go pretty  low to get the prize, the man who then  held the contract had been receiving  about $40 per year" for carrying the  mall. It Is said that when the bids for  the new contract, were opened In  Washington it was found that the  three lowest offers for carrying the  mall per year were 1 cent, 39 cents and  $1.50. Frank Lynch, being the 1 cent  bidder, was awarded the contract for  four years.  'WOMEN THE CAUSJ5  BIG BATTLE LOST THROUGH THE FAIR  SEX. <���������  Drink Plenty or Water ami Us Healthy.  There is no doubt that we do nol  drink enough. Our bodies consist  largely of water, and the average man  needs to drink from four to six pints  of water daily In order to maintain  health. This is the amount of -water  eliminated from the body by means ol  the kidneys, the skin and lungs. It is  evident that a fresh supply is constantly needed to replenish this lost aid in  the process of digestion and carry  away matter.  If the amount of water Imbibed Is not  sufficient for-all .'-this*.the health? must  suffer. Air. water arid food are the essentials of life.in the order given.  As a usual   thing, women   are   the  ones who suffer the most from an insufficiency of water.    Mothers: should  see to it that their children have plenty  bt "water to armx. ~ '";- :-----������������������-;7"~���������������������������;-.���������~  ; There Is no "doubt   that'hot '-water?  quenches thirst -In most instances bet- ?  ter than cold.   Taken regularly. at the  rate of one glassful half an hour before meals it promotes digestion, and  in catarrhal  conditions  of the stomach   la   recommended   by   physicians.  It has also been tried as a remedy-for  Insomnia.  Many nervous troubles would be  greatly benefited by increasing the  amount of water consumed, and constipation Is largely the result of an inadequate supply of water.  One of the reasons people thrive at  mineral springs ls that outside of an.  medicinal properties the springs possess they drink much more water than  at home.  Generally speaking, the theory advocated by the best pbsicians now-a-  days is to drink often and much. It  cleans the system, Increases circulation and helps to make a clear complexion. Therefore, 7e men and women, esp-sclally the latter, drink. Take  clear, pure, sterilized water, and be  thankful so simple a remedy of nature  Is near at hand.���������Katherine Louis*  Smith, in Table Talk.  Tlio Fainoun Monitor.  Two dismantled bulks, the remnants  cf two of the old monitors which did  such effective service during the civil  =war,-lie^on^the'Shore--of^the^De!awai'e.  Tlver at Pennsgrove, on the New Jersey  side. They are all that is left of the  Passaic and the AJax, Both of which  bad proud records during the days of  'til.  The AJax cost $750,000 to build In  1862, the Passaic $600,000. Eoth were  sold for $50,000 to Henry A. Hitner'a  Sons, contiactors, who bought them for  the old Iron in them. It Is proposed  to sell this old Iron for the purpose ol  making steel, and the metal may be  a part, In the future, of some new terror of tbe sea.  Both tbe vessels were at one time  convoys of the Mon'tor, and it was a  curious coincidence that the Passaic,  which was bought at the Pensacola  navy yard ln Florida, came within an  ace of sinking when off Cape Hatteras.  where the old Jvfonltor was )ost ln d  gale. \  So far only the crowbar and tha  sledge hammer have been used In dismantling the famous old-timers, but  now the contractors expect to be compelled to use dynamite on the vessels  During the war the Passaic took  part In many engagements and wa9  pyt out of commission at Philadelphia  June 16, 1865. Her mosUnoted contest  was In Charleston Hanior, off Fort  Sumter, in 1862, when she was struck  thirty-six times, had her turret turne/  and had to go out of action.  Tlio Failure oftho Jameson Raid ������nd tbo  Ilattle of Flodden Field are Said to navo  Heen JU������t Tlu-ougU tho Agency of the  Von-tale* __ .  Many as the cases are of battles *won  through the agency of women of the  twpe of Boadicea and Joan of Arc^  there can be no denying the fact tha*  equally numerous, if not more so, are  those of victories spoiled by tbe fair  box and of battles lost owing to feminine machinations.  There are many, says Tlt-Blts. who  assert that the failure of tho Jameson  raid at the outset was brought about  by women. President Kruger is in the  habit of employing countless detectives, both male and female, In the  Transvaal as well as abroad. Tho  barmaids of Johannesburg, for example, were said to be in the pay of  Oom Paul. There ladles, by means ot  their propensities for extracting confidences, are alleged to have wrung  from some of the raiders long before  the raid itself was entered upon the  fact that it was forthcoming. The  consequence was that when it came  about Cronje was fully prepared.  France can point to a number of  cases in which victories connected  with the Republic have been spoiled  by women, and tbe whole course of  events changed in consequence. For  example, the fall of General Boulangcr  was brought about by a member of tha  fair sex. But for the Vlcomtesse de  Eonnemaln there Ib the chance that he  might have become the ruler of  France. The lady induced Ulm to puy  her a visit-on the night of his election  as a member of the Chamber of Depu-  tl.i, whfrn, ha.1, he refrained from so  ti-jing, anil lnatoad march-id upon the  elsyee, as his partisans begged bim to  do, the history of the Republic might  have been entirely altered.  Somewhat similar is the old world  case of Hannibal, whose wife was the  unintentional cause of his fall and the  failure of his once successful armies.  The great General was so foolish as to  marry when he should have been devoting all his time to the conduct of  military affairs. His troops became  utterly demoralized during the period  of his honeymoon, with* the result that  they were rendered quite unfit for arduous service, and never regained their  former standard of discipline.  Again, In this connection, there Is  the case of James IV. of Scotland, who  Ib said to have lost the battle of Flodden Field through a woman. It Is  argued that if the King had seized the  opportunity given to him to occupy a  favorable position wherein to meet the  English forces, the battle that ensued  might have bad a very different ending. But James lingered at the castle  of a titled lady whose charms had  captivated bim, and so it was that the  southern troops were allowed an opportunity of choosing a suitable position, which could never have been se-  -���������cur***d~T**k*-ML-tT*_a ^nojiafcji ���������_iot_heil*-^toil_.  The lady was: a' certain' nobleman's  wife named Heron, and was very beautiful.  edJ - sa-goTaB Jaslvenimgrfno etaol a  The noted Russian General, Paranoff  was found guilty of treason and sentenced to death a year or two ago,  thanks to a woman, one his own family, ln fact. She gave evidence against  bim and other officers In the Czar's  service, and through her the Empire  w s deprived of some of her best soldiers..-*���������  During the American war against  Fpaln many Cuban women are said to  have rendered valuable service to the  American troops by acting as scouts.  Thus did they frequently 'earn defeat  for the Spaniards, who often admitted  the natives Into their camps imagining them to be hostle to the invaders.  A woman, too, is reported to have  lost Alsace and Lorraine to the French  and helped to bring about the Franco-  Prussian war by regularly learning tho  Tesults of the French Cabinet meetings  while she was entertaining one of the  republican Ministers, the report of  these results being, despatched to Germany without delay.  inicmsKTcttir.  . Here ia a good illustration of how  assiduous the United States Post Oflice  "Department is in following up mail  whicl; .^t is requested to look for and  assuro.'ltself of delivery.  A lady in Boston sent a letter to  tier son In Manila on Jan. 10, and as  It occurred to her after she had mailed  It that the address was incomplete, in  that it did not contain the number of  the regiment, in which her son served,  she wrote a letter to the Boston postmaster the same day, giving him the  full address and asking htm to trace  lhe letter and supply the deficiency.  She will now be Informed that the letter, which she said wns important,  has reached Its destination, the authorities in Manila having isolated it  (rom the bulk of soldiers' mail and  completed the address.  After the necessary investigation in  the Boston post office the postmaster  sent a communication to the Sin  Francisco office, tlirough which most  of the military and naval mall goes,  and explained to the postmaster, Hon.  W. W. Montague, that the address on  a certain letter which was despatched  from Boston via tbe Boston and Albany R. P. O. on train No. 10 was insufficient for its p'rompt delivery, and  he gave the full address. At San  Francisco the matter went through  the hands of the postmaster and the  superintendent ot mails, and on Jan.  18 it was referred to the clerk In  charge of the naval and military mail.  He made an investigation inquiry in  the office and found that the let'er  was probably received on Jan. 16 from  train No. 3, and despatched by steamer to Manila the same day. Consequently it could not be intercepted on  this side of tbe water, but ln the next  despatch to Manila the postmaster of  San Francisco sent all the papers relating to the letter to the Director  General of Posts at Manila, P. I., so  that the deficiency In the address  might be supplied there, if the letter  were found undeliverable. Now the  Boston postmaster has received a communication from Manila stating that  the letter ln question has been found.  The addressee's letter of Inquiry witb  the inclosed stamp for a reply, and all  the papers which have been made out  In the various post offices relating to  this letter, have been sent to her.-*  Boston Evening Transcript  $���������&������������������>'  eitj  To wax: guotl glns-tes. To those who have to work  mid l'eol that their eyes are continually aching  from that, cans'1 .should wear tv pair. The trouble is  thai thi'lnnjiVrit v of people tin nob know that the  'rii.hi f^hiti-io-'will give Iliat ne<-tied i-okI,.  O-  !!:!-. K-V.A'VUN'I'"  always in ntock.  &-  VOUK EVES FREE OF  i Un' you are justified in  :  yon,     A large quantity  WATCHMAKER,  AND OPTICIAN  DON'T SUFFER  ANY LONGER  Save Your  - EYES  J. GUY BARBER,   -   Jewel Ier, Optician  REAL ESTATE ACENTS.  CONVEYANCIKC NOTARIES PUBLIC  ArpvTc  t-/"i--> f C.P.R.  Townsite Mara Townsite  AljrJtilN 1 o   I-1 UK*; .-, ,  T  ( Gerrard   lownsitc.  j Fire and    Life   Insurance   Companies���������  J only Reliable Ones.  AGENTS FOR���������   anada Permanent Mortgage Corporation  COAL MERH ANT���������Comox.      C.   P.  R.  Hard Coal  AGENTS FO  First Street,  Op. Macdonald & Monteith's  SOCIETIES. ",     .. .  Ked Roue Degree meet.*! secoml nnd fount  uestiavi* ofeaeh month; White Rose Deprcc  iieets third Tuesday of eaoli quarter, inOddfel-  ������*��������� Hull.   Visltinu brethren welcome  BAKU-I?. ji.-oookjj; - '- "  President. Secretary.   T_J.J.  -OYAL ORANGE LODGE   No. 1658  Secular meetings are held in thr  Oddfellow's Hall on the Third Friday ol each month, at 8 p.m. shari*  Visiting brethren cordially invitei'  Vi. B. M.E.MINH, W.M  J. ACHESON, Rec.-See.  WM.   FLEMING,  Wholesale & Retail Meat Merchant.  Fish and Game in Season.  First-Street^   -   Revelstoke, B. 0.  KOOTENAY STAR, P.. B. P.  Meets on First Tuesday ol every month, in  . O O.F. Hall. ,-, ���������  J. .'-CHESON. \V. P.  J. II, AHMtiTRONG, RF.a.  ' TTow OneTox ttr.lp������������l Another.  Joseph Maybaugh, a farmer who  lives near Dunde, trapped a lar_p red  fox, and, carrying It home, placed it  =ln=hls-Corncrib=untlL-he^could=notlfy_  his neighbors and have a chase. The  pext morning the fox waa gone. Investigation proved that Its mate Ind  assisted the prisoner In making Its  escape. The fox had worked away on  the Inside until it had bitten a board  Icoso from Its fastenings. This, liow-  ������ver. wai not *mffle<rn.t io permit lt  to get out unlass the toivd was lifted  up. The b lard was leld up from the  outside, as the ticto -narks on It rhow  -until the prisoner * crawled to Hhtrty.  Tracks of another fox were seen, and  there Is no doubt that the mate came  after the fox Inside the crib, had loosened the board and held It up. This Is  one of the brightest fox tricks that old  hunters in the neighborhood have yet  encountered. '���������'  iokdo  Gold Range Lodge, K. of P.,  No. 26, Revelstoke, B. C,  MEETS   EVERV   WEDNESDAY  in   Oddfellows'     Hall   at 8  o'clock.     Visiting  Knights are  cordially invited.  . BROCK, C. C.  stewaht Mcdonald, K.of r. <s-s.<  H.     , BROWN, M. of F.  Camp Mountain View, C. W. 0. W.  Meets In Selkirk Hall every Second and  -ourtli Frldaviif each month at 8 p. m. Visit*  ing Choppers cordially Invited to attend  F. H. BOURNE, Con. Com.  -HfWf\EDWARDSrClerkr^=^���������  REOPENED  REMODELED  Palace Restaurant  Two Doors  South  of  the Kew Imperial   Bank  Premises   formerly occupied by Union Rcbtaurant-  Mrs. McKitrick, Manageress.  .  Open at all hours.  Meal Tickets Issued.  Short Orders tastefully served.  Terms Moderate.  LEGAL  JOHN MANNING SCOTT,  Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.  first Street        * - Revelstoke, B. C.  No girl can afford, either for her own  surest happiness or for the comfort of  mind of him whom she marj-lcs, to wctl  a young man during the formative period of his life, which Is between twenty  ant\ twenty-fl**?. And she who with  holds from a young man her consent  to marriage until he has reached thn  flrst year of the beginning of wisdom Is  a mighty sensible ilttlo body, ancl nets  In a manner which she will nover havo  cause to regret ar, long as Gotl gives  her and her husband life.���������Edward  8ok, in U>9 Ladles' Home Journal.  Vo I'lp.*) TiiliMcro In Calam.  "Strange aa It may appear, smoking  tobacco Is practlcallv unknown ln Cuba  or Porto Rico observed an officer of  the Ordnance Corps who has recently  returned from those islands, "though,  as Is well known, tobacco Is the principal crop, and every one uses It, They  regard It as so much time lost to list)  tobacco In a pipe. ?Evcn If they wai*t-  ftl to use pipes they cannot get them,  for the simple reason that there .ire  no pipes for sale. The natives content  themselves with cigars, cheroots and  cigarettes, and many of them did not  know until a couple of years ago thn!  there were some benighted people who  supposed that smoking tobacco in a  pipe was enjoyable-and indulged ln to  nny great extent. The Cuban and  Porto Rican tobaccos are, of course,  pot sultec* to pipe smoking, for It is  grown with the idea of getting as  much leaf ng possible and as thin ns  they can got, not considering that tho  stems havo nny value. Their Ignorance In regard to.smoking tobacco is  remarkable. Ind'.tei'. there Is no word  In the Spanish language for smoko  Ing Jobjcc.,       _ _   . -..._...   - *  HARVEY, M'CAKTKK A I'INKHAM  Barrldtcru, Solid torn, Kto.  Solicitor1* lor imperial Bank of CAnada.  Coinpniiy luiiils to loan at8 percent.  Fii-.ST Sthkkt, KuvulMtokc 11. ti.  P.  BURNS 8l COX  PRIMI  Wholesale and Retail Dealers  5   BEEF.     PORK.   MLTT0N     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.                    1  fl  UOll  S.   CAVI.KV  HurrixlCT mill Solicitor.  OKI'TCK-Coriiur Klrut Street anil Boyle  Aveiiui!, KevuUtuke,   11. 0.  Dr.  Morrison  DKNTIHT  Ofllce flier IIcm-h' Driiir Htiiru, .Mackenzie Avo.  H. W. Edwards,  Taxidermist.  DICER    MEADS,    UIRDS,     ANIMALS  MOUNTED.  REVELSTOKE, -        -        B. C  MQSCROP BROS.  Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water  Heating,  Electric Wiring &  Bell Works.  Pipes, Valves and Fitting's.  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C  CLOTHING  .riP?"  Clothing: that is good for winter.  There is not much space left in our  Order Book, but just* enough for  particular peeple who want the BEST  We guarantee1 minute accuracy in :  manufacture, post: graduate   tailors of  unquestioned skill,' masterly designers  of unexampled creative  ability���������all of  these conspire to produce.     _  Cressman's Ordered Clothingr���������  and in themselves form a Society for  the prevention of cruelty to Woolens.  It is logical to turn for relief to  J. B. CRESSMAN   THE ART TAILOR  British Columbia's Foremost Clothiers  BEYBLSTOKB,  IB. C  v.*^ It    \  emt FROM SALT LAKE CITY  VmllhwrUt.-i Friend R.c������lT*>d ���������*, Welacme  _"       That Waa Souiswhat Startling.  ' "0, you're Mr. Bralthwalte's friend.  It don't know you, but I've heard you'n.  a. nice man,   Do come ln."  It was very good of Bralthwalte to  bave reported so favorably on me, but  .the reception was somewhat startling.  1 hope I looked modest.  "I am all alone, you see, and Just as  "busy.   Packing   up;    I'll   never   get  through. We're off to Cairo to-morrow.  Bit down just there, and you can help.  And she tossed me a tangle of wool.  I began to see the humor of the situation.   I, a correct Englishman, In a  t   ,       - email Paris salon au premier,was holding a.skein of wool, which a handsomo  V "American girl, who didn't seem to con-  f   !       elder an Introduction necessary, was  I   ;       deftly winding, chatting all the   tlmo  |   \.      with a frankness that didn't give me ������  \   :.     chance to say a word.  \   r "You do that rather well for a man,"  \  ':���������:    Bhe went on; "goodness knows how   I  \   ���������    should have fixed lt alone.   You don't  ;   ';    look much like an angel dropped In,  1   '.    but that's not your fault. A little slow,  ph, my friend, If you please. There!"  '*.       She tucked the ball snugly Into   a  | little traveling case, put her hands up-  V |.on her waist   and straightened   hev*  \  : tack; then looked me ln the face in  '  \ the friendliest manner.     I felt lt my,  >  \duty to speak.  \ \   "Now, Miss Holiday, If you can   ba  i (ceremonious for just a minute, I'll in-  \ troduce myself.   Bralthwalte was   ���������__.-  v \ble to come to-day. so he asked me to  \ take   his adleuz, to   give you   this  1 xcket, and to say you were to be very  ft. id to the messenger, who was hl������  ���������friend.**  **��������� "Candy! The lovely man!" said Miss  .���������Holiday. "Yes, I've heard a great deal  about you, and when we've finished  packing, I'll be good and motherly to  you. Now, Mr. Haskell from London,  (you'll be kind enough to help me with  (his trunk."  Miss Nora Holiday was a magnificent girl.  "Alors, mon ami, you shall put those  totton gloves for which I gave 2 francs  next the little packet you're not to  look at Now that traveling pillow  and those slippers. These books���������and  there! I guess the Ud won't close now.  ������o you mind?"  I knelt upon the lid, which, after sev-  reral attempts, we succeeded in catch-  ffng, and Miss Holiday arose, with ������  Handsome flush on her face.  "There," she said, "it's Just too bad  iOf me to make you work like that, but  jyou've been very good, and you shall  pave some tea and some of Mr. Bralttv  fralte's candy."  Ey this time I was ln no hurry to  f������ave. This young lady from Salt  fc*ke, with her frank, free manners,  per intuitive breeding, was like a pine  laden breeze, of whicli one Involuntarily breathes deep, and American slang.  nfter all, was no worse than I had  |been accustomed to hear from Irreproachable English ladles.  We sat down on either side of tho  ������tble to a most successful and discus-  Ive tea. I took my cue from her conversation, and found I might be as un-  embarrassed as she was.  She spoke of Cairo. I didn't know  Cairo! Oh, but I ought to. That, I  .said, probably exclaimed my lgnor-  {Bnce. 'Oh; but I must, she replied. I  ttubjected myself to Kismet; did she  Vnten'd~ to remain'in'Cairo longT  ',. "All the winter, I guess, if the men  Hrlll let me.   They're a terrible lot   of  Eien.   They think every American girl  as heaps of money.   They just worry  '���������{-ou to death."  .*-  I clothed myself in ignorance,   and  (asked 'n what way?  "Oh, they make no secret of lt," sho  ^replied, laughing. "They have embarrassed estates, or 'scutcheons that  need reglldlng. They want money.  (They offer you a mine of affection���������  _mt they get no affection of mine."  ' "Then you anticipate being asked  Shortly to share five centuries of title  jand a decayed castle somewhere ia  Poland ?"  ��������� "Oh, no." Miss Holiday replied. "I  stfways tell them I'm a Mormon, and  ���������ntall a score of mothers-in-law. Of  Uiwh* i** lon'f f-***o* but they know  and that   puts  '.course, lt Isn't true;  |Tm from Salt Lake,  lhem off.  \ "And will the bearer of a score' of  Cnarterlngs be afraid of quartering s  core of mothers-in-law?" I asked.  -. ?*There ls no question with mothers-  tn-law," Miss Holiday retorted, pausing ai she opened Bralthwalte's box of  candy, and making a little moue that  (passed like a ripple round her mouth  and was lost la the smile that followed.  "But the funniest thing," she continued, "was an old Dutch count/whose  -*=_������tetesihadJ*ee������=flopd������d.=He_wanted  ���������to pump them out, or something. Well,  fee asked Lottie McClellan -and Edna  ������tacey, and they said they weren't  rich enough. Then he came to me.  And I had to tell him I'd Just started  m scheme for transplanting oysters into Salt Lake, and that Ull the pearl  harvest came. I was hard up. That  broke him right up, and he told them  tall at Shephard's I was mad. Well,  after that I swore I'd never let a man  oropose to m������ at Cairo again."  > "But If one 4. y Cvipld cam* to  ���������fcairor I asked.  "  "Then if I were at Cairo, I should bo  nidt at home," she replied.  Now," If Miss Nora Holiday thought  ime could match me so easily as that  ���������ihe was mistaken. I had heen a bachelor long enough to know my own  ���������mind when the time came; and that  Ithe time had come I knew as well as  (f it had been proclaimed to me by  special revelation.  ���������  A whim came into my head.   I rose  fto take my leave, reached my hat as.  aX the door turned,  k ''Jliss Hoiiaajr,".! said> "do you bet?"  "Why. what do you mean, Mr.   Haa*  ���������wllT"  F -"rhi_ ������ r replied. "I will bet you a  fjio-zen of 'gjoyes against ft tete-a-tete  kupper the next time we meet }p Paris  [that before you've been In Cairo a  flreek. Salt Lake or no Salt Lake, somo  ran will have asked you to marry him.  don't Insist on the title or the Dutch  submarine estate, but poor he will be.  fj.Ithin a week, mind. Do you take  sroe?"  * "It's a bet," Bald Miss Holiday, taking my band.  "Then goodb-f."  , "Goodby."  On my way home I called on Braitt.  flralt*.  "I've oome to bid you far������w<������U,"   .  aaid.  ���������^TJIarewelir      said      Bralthwalta,  ("a-here the deuce are yon going?"  .   "Off ts Cairo la the mom log," I _a*  ritftL -**���������*���������*  _ . \ Bl FORGOT BIB SNQiQEHENT.' /. [  ���������** ,      .    - ,     |  gam Johnson Allowed tha 'Pact That fle  Wai to bo Harried Slip BU Memory.  'A colored man about thirty years of  age drove up to ithe depot ln Clncln-  ������iau-vrlth a load of baled cotton, and  he had just begun to^ unload when an  "old, gTay-halred negro'.with a bad limit  came across the street and shouted at  Wm: ���������*���������"_   .- -   I  "Say, yo'pusson dere!" V ._.      I  "Now,-den; what sorter man be yo'?"  demanded tho old mail, aa he reached,  the wagon.  "Hellb, Unsle Joe!" saluted the other.  "Hu!   What do yo' mean by dat?"  "Of co'se I ar'.   Why, ole man, you's  all excited dis mawnin'.    What's de  _mttah?"  "Sam Johnson, Vze got a darter Linda!" replied Uncle Joe, and he straightened up and waved his arms about.  "Yes, of co'se. Yes, sah, you's got  a dorter Linda, an' she's a powerful  Une gal."  "Last Sunday night, Sam Johnson,  ,o' axed dat gal Linda to marry yo'!"  "Hu! Hu! Sunday night? Lemme  see?   Say, I reckon I did."  "Of co'se"yo' did! She said she'd do  lt ,and da marriage was sot fur die  mawnin*."  "Why, I reckon it was, Uncle Joe.  Yes, who was to be married dis mawnin'." *������������������������������������-,-  "But you ain't dar, sah!"    **tvi  "Dat's a fack.   Jist clean ellpt my  mind."  "But what yo' ���������swine ��������� ter do, sah?  What yo' gwlne ter do?'f ehouted the  old man, as he danced around. '  "What I gwlne ter do?   Am Linda  all ready an' de preacher dart"     .__,  "Yes, sah." '**���������''  "Den yo' come "round heah an' hang  on to dat off mewl an' hold him stlddy,  an' I'll run over an' marry Linda an'  be back heah ln ton minnits. If Majah  Jones cljis 'long en' wants to know  why dis cotton hain't dun unloaded,  yo' tell him dat owln' to a dlsreck-  leckshun of a matrimonial disremem-  berance I'ze had to procrastinate fur .  tew minnits."  r Beaton Enon_h.  The quality of a man's work depends  greatly upon tho mood ln whioh he  does It, and hfs mood, ln turn, ls influenced more or less sensibly by his surroundings. An anecdote borrowed  from the New York Sun shows how  true this ls, even in so prosaic a place  as a thread factory.  A party ������f women once had the  privilege of Inspecting a factory devoted to the manufacture of spool thread,  (Their cicerone waa the proprietor of  the factory, one of the largest and  most complete in the world.  Wihat most Impressed the visitors,  however, was not the size and evident  prosperity of the plant, but the beauty  of the place. Not only waa every hygienic and commercial comfort attended to, but so far as possible every aesthetic consideration was observed as  ���������well. 'Around" each wall of the spa-  otous, well-windowed apartments where  the work was done ran a broad, exquisitely painted frieze. The figures upon  the frieze were a dainty dancing company, beautiful ln color as well as in  form, ���������nd. at' to grace the wails of a  dwelling rather than-a mill. / '_ ;~  Finally one of the women, "a practical, plain-spoken dame, asked, the  owner why he made beauty such an  _I>_eot -       ^ .*. ..,,.. .  "I don't see the use of a frieze like  tbat ln a factory," she said, bluntly.  ���������'Why do you have It?"  N Olhe mill-owner smiled. "Well, come  to think of.it, lt is a very practical rea*  son," be said. "I find that It makes  better thread."  ___tltno__ ef a Babylonian lirlek  ' It Is marvellous what a mass of detailed Information -has come down to  us from the perishable brick tablets  Inscribed, or. rather -stamped before firing, with minute and complicated Inscriptions and preserved in the burled  libraries beneath tho   mounds.of   the  Tigris and Euphrates   Valley.     Prof.  Sayce is able, for Instance, to tell us  I from one   of these,    tablets   how   "a  | widow brought action before he royal  judges to recover her husband's property.    She stated that after their marriage she? and Ben-Hadad-Nathan had  traded together and that a house had  been purchased with a portion of her  dowery.   This   house, the   value   of  which was as much as 110 manehs, BO  shekels, or ������62 10s��������� had been assigned  to her ln perpetuity.   The half-brother  now claimed everything, including the  house.   The else was tried at Babylon'  before six Judges ln tbe ninth year ot  Nabonidus, and they decided in favor  of the plaintiff," for a woman's dowry  |ras her own property.   This might ba  an extract from the law reports of the  Times, and other   details of   ancient  Babylonian and Assyrian life are not  less precise.   "In the reign   of Ammi-  zadok three men rented a   field   tor  three years on   terms of   partnership,  agreeing to give the owner during the  first two years one pur of grain upon  each'acre.   The   whole of   the   third  harvest was To go to the   lessees   and  the partners were to divide the crop in  equal shares on the day of the harvest." This seems a   pleasant   kind ot  agreement, worthy nf imitation.   Tha  third year free of rent must have bees  iellghtful.  ++'_*'_4*-t4i*'_'_*e*l''i'*ii*l'*'t**M*+*-li*li  *  NEW  FALL  SUITINGS  Our metlinil of selection insures the  most satisfactory results to our  patrons.  By jotting your Clothing from lis  is u gimranteu that vou get the best  in ssyle, tit and finish.  I M.A. WILSON, |  * Graduate of Mitchell's School of Gar-    *  * ment Cutting, New Vork. _���������  4*        Establishment���������Next  Tavlor   Block.      *  + ' . t*  _.._^_.^'l..t_._.4._4.������_.'__._''l>'__'_>_<_'*)-_'_1  Sahara li Mot a 1'itrren Wasta.  The Sahara is not s barren waste, aa  Is popularly supposed. Not long ago  2,000,000 goats ana 260,000 camels in  the Algerian Sahara alone, and tlie  oases furnished 1,600,000 date palms.  PELLEW-HARVEY,  BRYANT & OILMAN  Mining Engineers  and Assayers,  VANCOUVER, B.C. .;_..Establisheil 1890  TNE UNION HOTEL  W. J. LICHTBURNE,  Manager.  NEWLY BUILT AND FURNISHED  STRICLY FIRST-CLASS  THE BAR IS , SUPPLIED  WITH BEST BRANDS  WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS  ARROWHEAD, - B. C.  Oriental Hotel  Ably furnished -with the  Choicest the Market  affords,  A8SAY WORK OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS  UNDERTAKEN.  ���������..    ������p t  A specialty matte of checking Smelter  Pulps.  Samples from the Interior by mall or  express promptly attended to.   '  Correspondence solicited.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  wciassfitossassSjOy3asssa<3SScstii  BEST. WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS  Large, Light bedrooms.  Rates $i a day.     --  Monthly Rate.  1 J. Albert Stone. ��������� Prop.'  Cabinet Making;  Upholstering;  Picturo Framing;  Massage   Treatment  .Furniture  ������������������  John E. Wood,  REVELSTOKE,  B.  THE PEOPLE'S  FURNITURE STORE  c.  Those who bave had only glimpses  Into Bohemia can soarceTy imagine the  real heartslckness of a fuller knowledge of lt, for the first glimpses are  apt to seem most facinatlng; but any  man who knows Bohemia thoroughly  Is apt to have a vi-.- grave face as he  bears a woman say so. No one can)  live her best in Boh������rala; lt Is fer (-aster to live your worst there.���������Ladle*  Home Jou-nal.  There are over two hundred distinct  muscles ln the human body, of which  the best of us kee? shout one hundred  in nrime condition hv ___n__ njut-  ���������* NOTIOE.  Notice is liereby given thnt thirty daysafter  dute I intend to npplv to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a special license  to rut and carry away timber from thc following described lands in the i-illooet district:  1. Commencing at a post niajked "J. P. Mc-  Goldrlck's kouth i\e*tcorner post," and planted on the west bank of Upper Adams river  about two miles below S. Cave's timber claim,  theuce nortii 80 chains, thence cast SO chains,  thenee soutii SC chains, thence west ������0 chains  to t.e place of commencement.  2. Commencing at a pet marked "J. P. Mc-  Goldrlrk's south west corner post," and planted about four nnd a half miles below S Cave's  timber claim, thence north 80 chains, thence  east SO chains, thence soutii 80 chains.thence  \\ est 80 chain*, to the place of commencement.  Dated this'24th day of October, 1904.  " *  . -J. P. MCO<JED���������.ICK.  DR. J. O'CONNOR  FIRST STREET  Patients Visited at Their Homes  By Appointment  Turkish Baths, $1.00  HORACE  MANNING  I CITY LIVERY STABLES  Wood and Coal  For Sale  The undersigned is prepared to  fill all orders for wood and coal  in future.    .  Orders to be left at XV. M.  Lawrence's Hardware Store or  with the undersigned.  Swan Carlson  TboM Folding Beds.  NOTICE.  Notice i9 hereby given that CO days after date I  iptenil to appiy to the Honorable 'lhe Chief Com-  uiUsioiier of Lands and Works for permission to  purchase the folio** mg described lands in the  District of West Kootenay.  Commencing at a post planted on the soutii  "bore of the -North-East Arm of Upper Arrow Lake  in Blind Hay and marked "G. S. McCarter'snorth-  cast coruer post," thence Eouth 20 chains, tlience  v, est 40 chains, thence north 20 chains more or less  to the south shore of the Xortli-Kast Arm of Upper  Arrow Lake, thence east 40 chains to the point of  commencement, containing SO acres more or less.  Dated this 30th December, 1004.  O. S. MCCARTEK.  fngi  m~"1  3_,c:  ��������� Servsat ��������� Mrs.���������Ds _Fashion=_*ajr������  breakfast ia served, air.  yncle���������l ain't comin' down. When  tt woman that I alius been fond ol  gives her ole uncle a shakedown like  this to sleep on I geta mad. I ain't  ���������lept all night, not a wink.  r'~       Dlda't W**l Dictatorial.  "TIM grocer'e boy Is here, mum."  It waa the faithful second girl who  ���������poke, and   lira.   Hardup looked up  (rom her letter at the sound.  "My dear," ahe tald   to   ber fond  (^ough Impecunious husband, "I'm vory  busy;   Gag'jt ypu give him the orders  this morning?" - ���������-_______>������������������-������������������  i  Mr. Hardup sighed.       -*r~rr  I "I am In no position to he dictator  ���������rial," he answered.    "However, I am  quit* willing to lay before bim a few  reauests."  i prom this brief conversation the salute reader may gain some idea of the  ���������lse of Mr. Hardup's bill.���������Chicago Tr!.  buna.   '?:;-;'  An Old Style Kavlved.:  "Oh, say, Mame," Maud exclaimed, *  "What's the matter T" asked Mame.  ���������"While I waa improving my mind  this "morning I found out something  rou never would hare believed."-   ^*.  ��������� ������Wl������t Is It?" If  "you know ihe pHgrii-n fathers?"  "Of course; everybody knows them.?  "They belonged to a bicycle club.*''  "How do you know?"  .-"By their clothes."      " r-r  Coal Kxpraulons.  "I dont like such expressions as 'the  {���������lad hand,' 'the marble heart,' and tha  Ike," aaid Mrs. Cawker to Jer husband.  "Well,'* replied Mr. Cawker, "wherein do tbey differ from such time honored phrases as 'the cold shoulder,'  'the hot topsve/ and 'the stony  ���������tareX'"*   -      "  LEAVE   YOUR   JOB   PRINTING   AT   THE   H ERAL.D   OFFICE-  NOTICE.  Xotice is hereby given that the undersigned  hate submitted to the Lieutenant-Governor-iu-  Council a proposal under the provisions of the  Uiv-ers and Stieams Act* for the clearing ant]  removing ofobstructions from Half Way' Creek,  West Kootenay, from a point In miles from its  inouth to the point where it empties into Upper  Arrow Lake, antl for* making the same ht for rafting and driving thereon logs, timber, lumber, rafts  and crafts and for erecting and maintaining booms  for-holding, sorting and ileliveruig logs and timber  brought down said river and for attaching booms  to the shores of said river and said lake for said  purposes. ,;  The lands to be affected by said work are vacant  Crown lands and Lot Hi., Group One, Kootenay  District.  The rate of tolls proposed to be charged are  such as may be fixed by the Judge of tho County  Court of Kootenay.  ^ ARROWHEAD LUMBER COMPANY, Limited.  =L���������Dated -*i'oveinber_:Ctli,J90J.   Jas. I. Woodrow  --v   J^T_PTOH!ER  Retail Dealer in��������� .  -. .  Beef, Pork,  Mutton, Ete,  Fish and Game in Season....  All orders promptly filled.  LICENSED AUCTIONEER  Is prepared to handle Auction  Sales of every description.  For terms apply to  H. MANNING, Mackenzie Ave.  Revelstoke, B. C.  First-lass     Livery and Feed Stables, Saddle Horses.  Single and  Double Rigs   for   Hire   on   Reasonable  Terms.    Turned cut  lean and Neat.  DRY WOOD  FOR SALE  promptly  Orders   left   here   for    Firewood  Dry Fir, Hemlock and    edar.  filled.  FOR SALE  ���������At a Bargain if  Sold This  Month���������  ONE RESIDENCE  In Central Part of the City, and One  Lot 50 x 100.  A GOOD RANCHE  80 Acres, close to town, 35 acres of  which can be easily cleared. Suitable for  Hay and ��������� Mixed Farming-. Apply for  particulars at HERALD Office.  Chas. Turnross, Prop  HOBSON & BELL  NOTICE TO CREDITORS  In the matter of OLAF B. II ASSES, deceased,  and  In the matter oi the "Official Administrator's  Act."  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that by order  ot His Honor Andrew Learny, County J mine,  dated the 12th dav of October. 1904, George  Smith MrCartcr, Olilelal Administrator for  that part ol Koolenay Countv comprised within the RevelMokc Eleetoral Distriet, has been  [���������.ranted letters of administration, to administer all an4 singular thc estate of Olal B.  Hansen.Jeeeaied, Intestate. -..-������������������  And further take notice that all claims upon  thc raid estate muM be sent into the said  Administrator, at his Office Imperial Bank  Illock, hcvclstcike, B. C, within 'A0 days from  tlic*dute hereof, atter which time al) proceeds  will be distributed among the parties lawfully  thereunto entitled.  GEOUGE SMITH McCARTER,  Official Administrator.  .; Dated thc 19th day of October. 1904      ,    .-  THE CROW'S NEST PASS COAL CO  J  Semi-Anthracite, Soft and  Smithing Coals and Coke  SOFT CO".L from these collieries according  io the Government tests, is superior to the best  Pennsylvania bituminous coal, having more  thermal units and greater evaporating power.  Il is an excellent domestic fuel.  A SEMI-ANTHRACITE -coal from one of the  collieries is strongly recommended for furnaces and base burners. '  A first class smithing coal is also mined,  Those coals are all high iiucarbon and low-  in bj-Ii and will bc lound very economical at  the prices charged.  Domestic Coal  per ton  delivered.  $10  jSwpn Carlson, Agent  Orders left at W. M. Lawrence's hardware  store will receive prompt attention,  BAKERS AHD CONFECTIONERS  Fresh and Complete Line of Groceries.  ���������������������������**���������**���������������������������������������������***������������������*������������������*������������������**  ��������� FANCY CAKES  ��������� AND CONFECTIONERY  If you want the abovo wo can  supply you with anything in this  line.) . '*:'*...:  ���������TRY OUR  WUOLKSOMB  White and Brown Bread  Scones and Buns  Dances and Private rattles Catered To,  Full Stock of Excellent Candies.  A. E.  BENNISON,  ���������������������������������������������������������������' Mackenzie Avenue.,  ������������������>���������������������������  ***���������������������������*���������**������������������****������������������*���������**������������������������������������  Is unsurpassed for till domestic purposes. It is clean,  burns to a flne ash, no waste.  You can use it in your wood  burner cook sl.ove with satisfaction, ' It is much cheaper  than wood. Try a ton and be  convinced. PRICES ON APPLICATION.  J* C. Hutchison,   *-<   Agent  HOTEL  VICTORIA  'W. M. Brown,   Prop.  One of the best and  commodious hotels in the  City   Free Bus meets all trains  Hourly Street Car.  Fare 10 Cents.  Front Street  Union Hotel  FIRST CLASS 82  PER DAY HOUSE  Cholo'e Brands of Wlnee, Liquors  and Cigars-  J. LAUCHT0N, Prop. HJJ.  THE REVELSTOKE WINE & SPIRIT CO.  LIMITED.  IMPORTERS   AND WHOLESALE' DEALERS.  Manufacturers  of Aerated Waters  BBYBLSTOKE,    _3.0.  &������#������s$������������������������������������:*#**---*e&*������**^  60 YEAR8*  'EXPERIENCE  ATENTS  . Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights Ac.  Anyono Bonding a sketch ���������addeMrlptl-m m������������  onloklT ascertain our opinion free whether an  jnTentlon Is probablj;K*iP_S&ni'<>'**5H,*il_ft  ���������ecMlnffj     ,       mm *C  rptctal notice, without charge. In the  Scientific American.  Ataindwmel. Illurt'-rtedw-wM'**.   fernetelr-  r    ' _wc*^M.teFBUWathl__too.-  ....������..u.u��������� ...    /pa  UOMStrictiroonfldehtlal.    ���������entfroe. Oldest agency for aecnrlnspeten  Patent* taken through Munn fe Co. raoelre  It Pays to Advertise in  The Herald  Because    It    Brings  Results.  ���������GIVE US YOUR NEXT AD  X  Hi  *  *  *  *  *  ������  *  *  *  *  dill and See Our Scotcfi Tweeds  Before you place your Order for a Fall Suit.  We also carry the Best Lines of Worsteds and Serges  in the market.'   PRICE    RIGHT!  Latest Styles and Fit Guaranteed.  WE USE THE UNION LABEL.  G. A. SCOTT.  Mackenzie Avenue  HONES FURNISHED ON MONTHLY PAYMENTS  Another  Carload   of  Furniture just arrived.  Carpets,  Linoleums,  Oilcloths, etc.  Sewing Machines.  Heintzman Pianos  R. HOWSON & CO., FURNITURE DEALERS, EMBALNERS  ���������W'*l/*1<***'*****VWVlV-1/-*i**V1-*****^^  ***** a'l'j  iTi  1^**  *^* *****   *****  *****  *****   ������^\ iTi  ���������������������������  ***** s-Te  *\  _   mWJa  IJM  Ij-M tjM "X* "X* "X    ***���������    *X*    A*  SmV **\m     *X" ^X       1  <Zran<i jtfnnual gall  IN AID OF THE QUEEN VICTORIA HOSPITAL  Prill Jfall, -. Revelstoke  Jhursday, January 19th. 1905  Y    Ladies' Tickets, $1.00 Gentlemen, $2.00  <$"$"$' ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty m  i**u*^_{_{���������-*_->.jf���������*-���������>-_^.^j^^  j.  OR"  A   SECRET  REVEALED J  4-H~M-M~H~M**S~^M"M^  CHAl'TKH II. |    llu stepped tip to tlio window  cau  tiously and look(!(i in.  'J'hii room wns a small otic, paneled  in dark, .shilling onlc.     Tlio floor was  of  walnut,   tho  pictures   worn  old.   in  Tills! '���������'������.t'Hi*-!)i������.Ml     fraincs,    tho hungings     (>r  or    to- j Kill*,   damask     wore   of    n  dull,   faded  tho   K'*ny;  tho  only spot  of  light   in     the  a I dusky  room  wus  tlio  whito dross  of  n  young girl,   who  stood  on  nn  tin-  ���������.iriiio     chair     r6aching    down     somo  books  from  nn  obony  cabinet.  If lho young mnn had boon nn artist Iio wonltl hnvo folt liis soul  sr.C'll nnd throb with delight nt thc  picture his oyes rested cm. tts it  wus, the dusky room, tho nir of  quiet and repose, tho slight figuro  of the girl���������all in whito���������touched  liim with  a vague  pleasure.  Tho dross was made in the old���������it  i.s now. however, the new���������fashion;  the skirt in plain folds, the0sleeves  full. Only ti girl with a graceful  figure cun wear this dress successfully; this girl made hers bewitching.  Her back was turned to him; a  mass of yellow, waving hnir, catig'ht  by a ribbon, fell on the white, soft  cashmere.  All unconscious of a spectator, she  blew the dust from a book, opened  it, and, resting* the edge, against thc  bookshelf, turned tho pages, singing  to herself nil the while, in the low,  sweet voice.  Tho young man watched her with  n smile on his mobile lips, nnd suddenly, as if she had become conscious of the burden of his oyes, as  if sho felt them on her back, slio  turned   her  head.  Sho did not cry out, but sho  dropped the book and stood still for  a moment, the color coming and going on her face. It was a pure oval,  very fair; the oyos, wide open with  surprise, gradually growing into  pleasure, were of n violet bluo^-a  lovely, girlish fnco that matched the  golden girlish hair, anil the slight,  almost frail, figure.  The young man seemed startled in  some way, hut as he stepped in he  recovered his presence of mind sufficiently to take off his cap.  "Royce!" cried the girl in a voice  as low and soft as the one in which  she had sung.    "Uoyce.--is.it you?"  "Yes., It's me, Irene!" he said  with" "l.ho beautiful disregard for  gram-mar which distinguishes the  public-school boy.  She dropped lightly ns a feather  from the chair; and hi* made, as if to  take her in his arms; thon stopj-ed  and grew  rod    and 'awkward.. ?.     But  tllfiro-wao    lit*.   uwU.w.tt-i't.t-****-    oa ��������� hor  part; iiow thnt tho lirst moments  of surprise hnd passed.  '  "Oh,. lloyee, I am so glad! -When  did you come���������how?" and she took  him by the hand and swung it up  and down, almost drawing-hiin-into  tho room.  "Just now," he said. "Walked  most of the way.      But I say. Irene  An'! now I should like to be able  to say thut lu* made them a nice  spee.h about temperance anil plain  livitm, nnd with a "Bless you. my  worthy friends," went home  is whut the orilin.vry heroes  rum-re 'invariably     'do. Hut  young man, though strong us a  lion mul light-hearted ns a lark,  wa.s not, alas! prudent or wise. He  alln,v.*d himself t.o be led���������carried  rather���������by the crowd to tho nearest  driti'-.'.'ig booth, where he stood  treat lnuny times and oft; ami drank  ns well ns paid for drink,  .An hour later, (lushed nnd hot, he  remembered the girl whose beautiful  face had been upturned to his with  such anxiety; and wilh a half-defined  idea of finding her uud assuring hur  that ho was not hurt, he got away  from the crowd and went out to  look for  her.  The sun had nearly set by this  litae; a faint breeze, harbinger of  the cool eventide, stole through the  heat And -dust.  He wandered about, looking everywhere ns he went, but though ho  saw several red-shawled faces, he  vould  not  find  the  one he  sought.  Presently a clock���������it was the one  in the turret of Monk Towers���������struck  eight. He pulled up short and put  his hand lo his head���������it was burning hot���������-as if he were trying to remember something; then he whistled  half remorsefully, half comically,  and strode out of the fair and onto  the common, his faco set in tho direction of Monk Towers.  -A lane led from the common, and  stepping briskly along it hc came  to a bridge over a brook. Hero he  took off his coat, waistcoat, and  coital', bared his broad chest and tho  Antinous neck, and bathed his head  in the clear, cool water. Springing  to his feet with renewed freshness  and strength, "That's better!" he  said with a long breath. '.'What  with Long Bill's hugs an'd thc liquor  T felt stiff and seedy; nil right now."  He put on liis things quickly���������thoro  were bruises on his arms and chest,  great  bands  of  rod   that  would     be  two���������  Ho laughed and got hold of her  other hand aad swung theni together  In boyish,  light-hearted fashion.  "H-avo 1? Woll, thon I'll forgive  you. But you've grown in( other  ways, Ireno. By Georgo, I can  scarcely boliovo that this lively  -young lady is tho littlo kid who used  to  climb  tho old  apple  tree "  Tho blood stained hor faco again  and sho burst out quickly, us if to  stop him  =    ** ���������19.  APPLYING L1M.E.  Lime muy bo applied to tho land in  three dilforont condilions, either ns  But how tired you must bo! How tho ground, fresh-burned lir.uo, hy-  far havo you walked? Let me go. United or dry-wntor-slukod lime,  and tell tho countess,  lloyee." ] nnd  tlio air-slaked  lime.      Tho effect  "Not    yet,"  he snid.    "How     tai'l-.ot limo in tho soil   may also bo eon-  Oh,  noni'ly  less."  "Oh!    How  she  exclaimed  twenty  milos,   more     or  tired  you   must  be!"  sidered as of two general classes :  First, in corroding acidity of the  soil, and second in bringing about  eortuin chemical      and      physical  "Not a bit,  but  I'm a.s hungry  as   changes  that ure desirable,  sucli    ua  a  wolf.    And   I   think  I'd  better  put  Ntiiiuiliiling tha decomposition of or-  itiysolf    to   riffTils   before  I neo     the   ganii* matter and aiding in the gran-  muter,  you  know how particular she., ulul.ion of Ilooculalion of tho soil,  is���������oh,      llenie? I     was    stealing!    Suppose we start with one ton   of  around  to  the  back  entrance,  moan-' freshly  burned  lump  lime.      In     ono  ing to got a wash; when I heard you   case wu grind this so that it may bu  piping  up like n  linnett. " | applied  to  the  laud by menus of    a  "And so camo into the cage," she drill or sown broadcast liko any  suid. "But you are so hungry! Sil* other fertilizer. in another cuso wu  down   here.   lloyee,"   she.  pointed     a' waler-slnko     it. For agricultural  We   Keep  on   Telling:   You  about the vast   superiority of  IICIMff UIAI  CEYLON TTNCOLOBED GREEN* tea to Japans. What we claim is  true. You can prove it speedily by a tea pot infusion. Will you  do so7 See that you do, Sold in the same form as the famous  "SALADA" Black tea.    25c and 40c per tt>.    By all grocers.  slim linger to an easy ���������rliuir, "and  1 will go and get you something to  oat ''  "And drink, please; I am thirsty,  too." i place  nl.      convenient  intervals  "And     drink.   I   sha'n't  bo     gono  Uie soil  is quite dry,   throw a  purposes the best method of doing  this is to scrape back the surfuce of  the soil in tho field and throw dowu  about    a   barrel   of fresh   limo  in     a  It-  pail  rubber nipple. If thoy scorn chilled,  I roll them up in a blanket and put  in a basket by tho kitchen stove until they nre warm und lively.  long; you shall see how  quick I can   yf waler over this liino and cover it  And  thon,   when you  havo had  titipper,    I   will   tell   the   coun*  bo  your  tess."  "Yes, I shall want strengthening  for that ordeal���������eh, Ttenie?"  She rose, seeming scarcely to  touch 1,1m floor, so light and airy  wits tho movement; nml Royce Lnu-  don len nod back and looked around  thc room.  His eyes rested on two portraits  hanging side by side over the ancient  fireplace. Ono was that of his father, the lato Karl of London, in a  general's   uniform,     the   othor     that  simply expose tho limo to  tho action  of    his      mother,     the countess,     in! of the atmosphere.    Sometimes it   is'Bap  in   motion,   doos  not  warm  dress   of    black  satin arid     broad .thrown  in piles on-the ground  whore  the enrth  down    into  the clay.  IlKTAIiniNa  CJIIOWTH.  Digiriitg deep holes for sotting, poach  trees has mnny years ago passed the  experimont.nl stage with me, says  John M. Stubbs. It is not a theory  but a well established fact, th'at tho  deeper the Holes nro made for trees,  in reason, especially if the sutbsoil is  stiff clay, tlie moro certain aro; tlioy  protected against early blooming in  lho spring, as well as against excessive drouth in tho bearing period.  Tho results obtained from deep holes  and strong manures on tlic bottom  thereof," nnd around the outer rim  of tho hole, is a root, system deeply  established nnd reaching down into  the cold' clay, whore it retards the  upflowing of tho sap in tlio spring,  aids in Us (listribu-**ind Consequently tho blooming period. Tho warmth of tlie sun tliat  comes with too much forco sometimes    in February,     and  starts  thc  up  but  SELF-RELIANT SHEEP.  An   Object Lesson for   Parents  Children.  with soil. The limo will begin to  slake by tho absorption of water  from tho soil, and us it slakes it  will swell rind cause cracks to appear in the covering of earth. These  should occasionally bo filled to exclude tho atmosphere After threo  or four days the limo will huve fallen to a fino powder ami in ay bo dis-  tribulod ovor the land. Tho earth  with which it was covered, mixing  with   tho lime  tion. This is what we call tho  hyclnitnd lime.     In the next case wo  Honiton.        Hia  face  grew  grave,  ns jit receives rain  and  dews,  and    nb- only on  the surface,  and conseqWent-  " ''sorbs somo water from the. soil, but  ly does not start tlio trco.    Another  most of tho chungo that takes place.not much less important result is  in it is tho result of tho action of j that tho root system, being deeply  tho atmosphere, the limo absorbing established, is not affected" nearly so  carbon dioxide as woll as water. If! readily by drouth in summer or au-  this action is allowed to progress J tumii. Some years ago 1 sot a peach  long enough,  or if tho  limo is    pro- or_liard of about  16.000 troes, adhor-  it lingered ou tho latter. Irene  camo in after a few minutes interval, carrying a small tray with a  pio, somo bread, a dish of strawberries,   nnd  claret.  "There," she said triumphantly.  "Now  come and  bo fed."  "Bravo," ho said ns he sat. down.  "Help mo yourself, Heme. A good  big pioco to* begin with. I will show  you the pattern of tho bottom of  that pio dish directly; and then I  shall   oat   tho   dish   itself!  tooted  from rains,  tho mass Will be  come, after a timo  THOROUGHLY AIR-SLAKED.  If  wo ��������� ere  to   weigh  tho resulting  product    after    lli.se   actions     have  ing strictly to tlio deep 'hole system,  and when orchards all over tlie state  failed I have had good crops. In a  recent exceptional year, in whicli a  great   many     orcliards    had  a  largo  helned  liim  and salitakon I'1"0^- wo would find  that   thc numbor of  trees killed by frost, 1 did  '.Well!  black and blue  in an lioilr or  and went on his way.  The lane led to a hill, beneath  which in a slight hollow were tho  iron-gates-of-'tho'avenue to Monk  Towers.  Ho passed through the gates and  up tho avenue, seeing no one; the  lodge-keeper had stolen oil to tho  (air. The elm-lined road wound  round and round -liko a yellow *k.i*-  ���������ro.it:' but presently the long front  of tha great mansion loomed white-  ly  before him.  His handsome face grew rather..  grave as he looked up at the house  but the seriousness did not last  long, and ho was humming again  presently as cheerful and careless as  before.  A   moat,   dry  now,  surrounded    the  house;  he     crossed    the     time-worn |  bridge nnd  ran up  the broad   stone [him  with  steps  to  the  hall   door.      But    thore  he paused.     Perhaps the view of the  interior,  the polished oak,  tho spotless floor of white and black marble,  the plush hangings,  tho lines of pictures     in     their    heavy gilt frames,  awoke  in him  n  sense of his     dusty  und disordered condition.      He looked down nt his clothes,  at his boots  ���������iho water of  the brook, had turned  the dust on them to mud���������and shook  his head: and as he heard the sound  of a servant's footsteps coming from  the back of the hall he, .turned quick-  lv nnd  went down the steps again.  " "I'll get  in at the back and get a  wash." he said to himself,  hates   this  kind    of thing,  looked down at himself ruefully.  .Ife passed    along the side of  house   and   hnd     nearly  turned  corner    when  he heard,  through  open  casement,  a  voice singing.   it^^vas^a���������girl������s=---voiees=iVesh���������  bv* "leonine her elbows' on "the Table" I 20t,������ Pounds  with  which  wo started not lose  n  tree.   I attribute this  to  and  hor  c'nin   on  her'hands,   regard-*   hiu'    li.c,?"      increased  to about 2640 j the deop hole system ami  deep ct.lti-  or 2''*>0 pounds  in  the case  of     thojvntion     following*,   during  th'e     first  hydrutod   lime,   and  to   51600  pounds  two of throe years,  in  thc  case  of  the  thoroughly  ing  him.   smilingly while   he   ale.  Having    satisfied   his  appetite,     ho  leaned back in his chair and asked:  "Now,   what's   the   news?"  ..laiit   f*nl'?'' - -nSXetf  sho  said,   looking  welcoming  eyes.  up     at  "What  is the matter?      Why  do you    stare  at mo so?     Come and sit down or I  shall  go  and fetch  the countess?"  "Hold on!" he said, holding her  hand lightly. "Wait n minute. I'm  staring because���������I say. how you've  grown���������altered!"  She blushed and laughed and hcr  eyes fell���������but only for a moment���������  before his fixed and wondering regard.  "Have I? I su'pposo I have! You  didn't expect to find me just the  same after all this time," Royce?"'  "Yes,    I     did,"   he   said.    "I     was  looking   forward   to   seeing   a     little  *Madame: girl in short frocks and a pigtail.  I  and    he; meant to  pick you up  and givo you  la  jump."  the!     She  drew  away from  him an  inch  the' or two.   laughing still,  but a    little  anj shyly.  i     "Whv     shouldn't   T   grow   liko     tho  tnd4^r^t=oK--the^_AVorid?*--OVhy_J__yx*uIsa  swt**  io !  and  the"  She  was  evident lv     singing I grown   yourself."       Sho   seemed    to  ..������������������ s-.-lf,     for   the  voice" was     low \ recognize  tho  fact for  the  first  time  broke  off    now     and     then,   and  went  on  again  as  if  the  were singing unconsciously.  and her look became still more shy.  But it was only momentarily. "Why,  lloyee, vou aro quite���������a man."  Your   Medicine   with   Care   and   3nsist  on   Having-  DR.   CHASE'S   SYRUP  OF  LINSEED  AND  TURPENTINE  V|.u cannot be too particular in ��������� Chase's Syruip of Linseod niul Tur-  bi.yir.J.'   medicine. ���������   ������������������online   its   world-wide   reputation.  It may be a question of life cr j MILS. GEO. GOOD, Tirhboin.**, Acl-  <Jc-iilIi jdin_ton     Co.,     Ont..   writes:���������     Jl   i>:  There .-ire so many cough and cold | wi'-h. pleasure that J certify l.o th.!  rcinidi.-v   that   there  is a   tendency  to  be c.'cless in the selection of treatment, and yet what is more dangerous  th.-in   a   cold?  You would not, thin***: of taking any  ni(*d.<*in<* that might be offered for  he.vt trouble or kidney disease, and  yet. far more people die from the re-  siil:.-* of neglected colds than from  the*';  .-diments.  INSIST ON HAVING A MEDICI.VK ol** RELIABILITY AND RE-  I'l'TATION',        SUCH        AS DR.  CIIASKS      SYRUP     OF  AND* TURPENTINE.  T* is gr.at family medicine has  st*>od    the  test     of  years,   and   never!  di--*u.. pointed    t.'fose    wiio   put  t.ru.-"   in  it as a  cure for croup,  wonderful success* of Ilr. Chase's  Syrup of Linseed and Turpentine rm  a cute, for colds. It is tho best and  surest treatment for coughs unit  cultis tliat we have evor been alio  to find.���������"Mrs Geo. Good, fichborno,  Af-ftlington   Co.,   Ont."  MRS. A. A. VAN* BUSKIUfC, Robinson street, Moncton, N*. I!., writes:  "For years T have, used Dr. Chnsc.'s  Syrup of Linseed und Turpentine for  my children when Ihey hnve colds In  the. winter. I first used it with my  daughter, who suffered from a severe  LINSEED | form of asthma. The leost exposure  to cold would lay her up and she  would nearly sn/focnte for want of  breath'. I must sny I found it to bo  n  most     saLisfr-.-lory  trentmicnt,    uml  "News? there is no news,  thing at the Towers goes on'tho  same year after year; just tho same.  I'vo got a now pony���������you must boo  him, lloyee! Such a perfectly lovely   littlo  dear!"  "And���������my   brother,    Seymour?"  "The earl is vory well," she said,  quietly. '    ���������   ' .  ���������'i.".Vti..t - *.vlv*;.t.'*.*   lit,  Roy co.  "I don't quite know; we do not  see very much ot hiin; but 1 think  it is in some way connected wifh  Tinibiictoo'.- But "tell mo all about  yourself, Royce," she went on quick-,  ly. "How" did    you   get  leave     so |  soon  again?    1  thought  you  had  on-i  ly just gone back  to  the  regiment.", ���������rouI..d  His   face,  clouded,   and   grew   grave,01      ^ruuna-  and   embarrassed,   und   he  kept     his  eyes   fixed   on   the claret  jug  as     he  replied :-.'.-'  ��������� ���������Yes���������so    I     had,    but   Oh.   I'll  tell you all about it. presently."  "Oh, Royce." she faltered.^. "You  ���������you haven't been getting into another  scrape,  hnve you?"  He laughed unc-osily. his brows i  knit" together, and his face grew hot j  und   fierce.  _ . nir-  slakcd limo. However, as limo is  usually prepared for agricultural  uses, wo hnvo a mixture of hytlratod  and air-slaked lime rather than  either of them separate.  As to the efTecL of using these various forms, so far as neutralizing  acidity In tho soil is concerned, there  i������ little dilTeronco. Tho 20*10 pounds  of hydrated or the riGOO of air-slaked  H*no_nri_duce    practically,, .the snnio  eliect as thc 2000"pounds of ground,  A*t*sh!y-burned limo.- So far as its  stimulation of tho decomposition of  organic matter in tho soil or of the  floceulation of tho clay and  bringing nbout of a granular condi-1  tion of tho soil, 2640 pounds of pure]  hydratcd lime produco practically j  the same efloct as the 2000 pounds  lime. But tho 3600  pounds of thoroughly air-slaked limo  would probably produce only; about  70 p.c. of tho effect of the ground  lime.  If. thon, the object of applying  lime to the land is simply to.neutralize the acidity of the soil, it wilt  make little difference whother tho  lime is spread upon tho frozen  ground and allowed to llo there unlil spring, whon it will bo worked  - -, .,       . ,n.t������������������ ,*-.��������� ������������������   v,.J into the oil, or whether it be applied  Let's talk  oi ww^S"'-     ^int the  time  the  soil  is  worked,     in  said.       *5ve shall    hate   Jlcntj     of tlirc-o  forms.      If    the  Limr*   for I in   coin? to su-ay     rioiiit; u        ,,   . , , _,  b?      But  look here-I must go and   ���������"  13.ta heavy one and     needs    to  "i_. ,,   " '    ,. have  its  physical  condition  lmprov-  put myself tidy .       w your   ������d.  or  if the   object is  to stimulate  -������������������     =*-���������-- ... .   decomposition of organic matter    in  the soil and to assist in liberating  plant food the 3600 pounds of air-  slakod lime is not nearly so effective  or     the     2000 pounds     of      freshly-  TIH"!'  KIANG   OF TIBET.  The profirpectivw opening up of mysterious* Tibet, as a result of the recent Brilii-h military exposition to  LahVi.<L*sa, Has awaKonod Uio interest of  naituraliHts in tho Tibetan animals, n.  number. of which are peculiar to  that lofty region. Among theso one  of the most remarkablcis. Ui'o-l*ic>n_*,-  un~nnimaj~iiit"ormediatc Ijetwocn the  wild horse and the wild n������s. Doctor  Lydclvker describes it ns sta,nding|  atbut I'd hands higli at tjic shoulder,  y'LQ its color _, bright riqd bay. the muzzle, under parts and legs dazzling  white. It is confined to th'o central  desert of. Tibet, whore in the winter  lt develo-ps a coat "as thick and  rough as a dc-or-mat."  luggage?       Have  "Where' is  you? had   it  sent  on?  Perhaps  it is  in  your  room.  "T haven't,  any   luggage���������that   is���������  there.  I'd  better  tell you   right  out,  I    suppose.   The���������-the   fact,   is,   Renio.  toward   tF.e" door  Sho listened for ;i moment, then  sprang   up.   her   far..;   paling   a   little.  "Tt i.s the countess; T know her  step. Jio. lloyee! Let rr.o break it  to hcr that' you nre here. Go,  quick!" And ������ho pointed to tho  window.  Ho roso nnd went a pace*'or two,  then stoptx'.d. an.! fnrini; around,  threw  back  his  hind.  "No!"   he  said,      "N'o  use  running  awny,   ixitAtr  all.       I'll   faco   it!"  (To be Continued.)  a ^go nsi tlerah !e=*degreer^bu fc���������f requently  has mi.wl with it a good deal of the  refuse material, as ashes and thc  more impure portions of tho lime.  It is, therefore, probable that a  dressing of 1000 pounds of freshly  burned, ground limo of good quality would be at least equal to a  dressing of 2000 pounds of agricultural lim**.  SHEKI'   IN   WLS'TKR.  THE    SALE   OF  WIVES.  chiti:-  f .>'!--':  ::ll ;  ���������.���������iii'.*;  their ),���������(_ j..,s entirely cured  ber.   It     .seems  l>.**on-|tr)   jr()     direct    to   thc  diseased   'Kirls  ���������.vh'otipin/j     cotigh,     asthma, | .,na*  bring  tlio desired  relief.  "Ids.   and   throat  troubles.     j     j-,.    Chase's  Syrup- of  Linseed    and  be satisfied with s-.ib.sUluto.s ;turpentine,   2:1  c.fnts  a   bottle,   nl,  all  'alioi'.s,     ror   tliey   lack      the 'rio-ilci-s,   or  Kdinnnson,   Bates   &   Oo..  iw.  '.'hi-'h  lmvc given Dr. -Toronto.  A cheap sh.*P.<*r will'do very nicely  for whoop if it has a tight roof,  which will not leak every time it  rtxiiiH or tho sn'/w melts on it. Have  the shed well boarded and lKittened  on tho north, west and cast. It  Ls Gro-iiring in Russia at Their . may ba left open on tho south. Nail  Own Desire. I "��������� hoard across th.  front  to keep the  cows and cuivos out, writes a Corfu I.he KharkolT, Poltava, and Ekft- [ respondent.  forinoslaV) Provinces of Russia, nays! The clean snow or ground is a  the Novoo Vremya, there i.s n rapid- j good place to feed sheep corn fod-  \y growing trade in the sale of j der. bean podn or hay. I am not so  wives, frcqfiK-ritly at thtir own de- j suro that sheep lack sense. They  sire. (tire pretty good  timekeepers for  one.  ' 'llio usual cause is tho extreme; thing. They know when it ia time  poverty of the husband, who can no; to be. fr:d, and what they like to eat,  longer keep his wife, though it isjnnd there i.s no peace until they gel  often because th-; wife desires to bc | it. And if one ftrwls a good thing  free from a cruel, drunken partner, j it will call all the flock. I do not  Thp. trade has become so common * agree about tlie snow for drink ln-  l.hot tew markets are. without thcr-.e: stead of water. My sheep go to a  transactions, which nro considered ! stream of spring water to drink. Tn  so binding that no husband Iwus bc-n ' winter it gets slippery at tho edge  known of who demanded his wife! nnd .some an* afraid lo drink there,  l.������n.ck. iso   t  dip  tho  water   into  a  pail     or  Their market, value varies from tub. T luivo known them to travel  $10 to ."H. More, is never paid. Thf to the .sl.rerun half a dozen times or  women nro required l.o bo good house-   stand   nrouitd   und   wall,   tiril.ll   I   dip  SPORTS VS.  SPELLING.  Young Australia is a good deal  stronger in cricket and athletics  than in spelling. The Public - Service Commissioners of the Commonwealth have been holding an examination of 300 aspirants to appointments in the Federal Government  Departments. Thoy report that a  considerable number camo to grief  over the most ordinary words, no  less than 177 writing "whether" . in  the familiar phrase -"weather, prop***  hecies." The candidates came from  all the States of the Commonwealth,  and the Commissioners make . some  severe comments on "the lack of  general education" disclosed by the  competition.  Mr. Owen Wister says that in pursuing tho Rocky Mountain sheep,  with a gun and a camera, lie once  witnessed an incident full of discipline, encouragement and instruction.  A sheep and Iamb wero grazing along  one of three well-marked terraces  which wero rimmed with walls of  rock.  Afto:* a proper period of relaxation, tho in oth or judged it timo to  go on. She mounted tho hill right  toward mo, not fast but steadily,  waiting now and thon, precisely as  other parents wait, for hcr toddling  child to como up with hor. Here  and there were bushes of somo closo,  stilt leaf, which she walked through  easily, but which wore top many fc-r  tho struggling child.  Tho lamb would sometimes get into the middle of one of theso nnd  find itself unablo to push '* through;  after ono or two* little efforts, it  would bnck out and and go round  somo other wny; and then I saw it  making haste to wliero its mother  stood waiting;. Upon ono of those  occasions the mothei* received it  with a manner that seemed almost  to say, "Good gracious! At your  age I found no-.trouble with a thing  of that kind."  While T was wondering what on  earth they would tlo when they found  themselves stepping upon the terrace  into my lap, tlio owe. found a way  she liked better, but'it" was severe  work for tlic lamb. The" mother, got  to the wall where she could mako  one leap of it. It was done in a  flash.  Meanwhile, the poor little lamb  was vainly springing at tho walls;  the jump was too high, for it. Its  front hoofs just grazed tho edge, and  back it tumbled to try again. Finally it blated; but the mother'deemed (his not a moment for indulgence.  She gave not tho slightest attention  to tho cry for assistance. There was  nothing dangerous about' the placo,  no unreasonable hardship in getting  thc best of the wall; and by.her own  processes, thought or Instinct," sho  Icit-ltarrtAilJti'to meet ono of the natural difficulties of life, and"so gain  self-reliance.  ���������The mother did undoubtedly not  use the words "self-reliance" or  "natural difficulties," but it she  had not her sheep equivalent for  what those words impart, her spejios  would long ngo havo perished off lho  earth. Thc mountain-sheep is a master at the art of solf-preservation.  The maternal instinct of this owe  mado hor force the young' one to  climb for itself. .-"'..  WORLD'S COAL PRODUCTION  ier wa  wivos and field workers. The dealers  or agents arc .lows, who gel* 10 to  1.5  per cent, on   the purchase price.  "What ditl you say to your wife  when you got home In.fje lust, night?"  "Mv d"tir." "Is thut. nil?" "Yes.  .She began  tulklng  Mien!"  pod   in  I.he  water,       And     they     bad  plenty   Of  snow,   too.  1 havo three fine lambs, at (Tin  present, Febri'i-nry 10; one lipped  lhe scale nl. 12 pounds. Wlien the  lambs f.(>ini! w early and tlio won Mich- is cold, I iY'*d them a little warm  milk. soni.'Uin's before they nro on  their      feet,  using a  bottle  wilh      a  Sick mother;���������sick child!  That's the way it works when  a mother is nursing her infant.  Scott's Emulsion is an ideal  medicine for nursing mothers.  It has a direct effect on the  milk. Sometimes the mother  is weak ; her thin milk does not  make thc baby grow.  Scott's Emulsion  changes all that. The rich cod-  liver oil in Scott's Emulsion  feeds the mother and gives a  flow of rich, nourishing milk  for the baby.  Thc medicine in Scott's  Emulsion not only strengthens  the mother but goes naturally  through thc milk and strengthens thc child.  Nothing to harm���������all for  good���������Scott's Emulsion. j  We'll semi you a little to try if you like.  SCOTT & UOWXE, Toronto. Ont.  India  the Largest Producer Among  British; Possessions.  A .British Parliamentary/report on  tho world's coal production in X00JI  shows that although the United  States turns out moro fuel than any  other country, ..-yet" on a basis of  population the United Kingdom still  leads the way.        -  The' total known production of tlio  world (exclusive 'of .Lignite)', is now  about 750 million tons (2,2101b.)  per.'' annum, of which the United  Kingdom contributes rather less  and the United States rather, more  than one-third. ' In. 1903 Ocnnany  produced only about half, and  Franco and Iielg'ium together about  a quarter of tho total outturn of  this country '_ _-��������� ���������  THE WICKEDST PEOPLE  ARE     TO    BE  FOUND     IN THEJ  SLUMS OF HAVANA, CUBA,  Naningo   Secret  Society Has Most  Horrible Forms   of  Initiation.  Tlio wicUetlest band of criminals In  existence has its head-quarters in tlia  slums of Iliivan.'i, Cuba. The band  lineludes j.rofi-ssinntil lumldorors.  thieves, burglars, cliild-slealers, and  criminals otlkrwis*.* of tlie lowest'  typo, most of whom huve boon released or escaped In recent year.**  from various SjtuiiiisK nenul culoaiios.  I''or some months past, theso enemies of society h'avo committed so  nuiny crimes that, there is now a  ivi������n of 1 error in Havana. Tlie  members of this wicked secret band*  of nro called   Nuningoes.  Na ni ngo is a name familiar only  to students of West. Indian lawn iind  customs, Naningoism is simply a  name for organized crime. Naningoism is the Mafia of the West Indies.  In Italy n member of tho Mafia Is*  not more dreaded thnn is tho Nanin-  ������o  of  C'ujba.  Tho Naningo's secret society is, ns  old as Cuba itself. Its fo-umlors  were African slaves, who gathered at'  at night in an obscure cano-bra'ko to  practise th'e rites of their savage religion. Those meetings finally bc-  camo mere orgies, and out of stich a  condition was developed the nid'dil'ion-  al feature of plotting crime. t-ow  whites woro admitted to mciriborsthlp,  oral now tlie society is composed almost, entirely of whito men.  Applicants for membership tontltiy  arc put through' th'c'most horriblo  forms of initiation. They nre required  to furnish proof of having ronunlt-  tcd somo capital crime. Then,' watched by Noningoes of long standing,  th'o candidate -has to go forth' alj  night and waylay and *.  ROU THE FIRST PASSER-BY.  The dagger, the noose, the club, tho  slung-sihot)���������in t'ho uso of those he  must be adopt. Hy the most dreadful oaths ho must renounce religion*,  morn 1 ity, and all ties of kin and  nITcction.  Ono custom of the Nanlngoos will  illustrate their wanton ferocity.  Thi.s is to placo on tlio sidewalk an  old shoo. Th'c first passor-by w.h"o  kicks Hint shoe out of his path is  mtanked by the Naningo sentinel who  is lying in ' wait. Tlie man who  luc/kod tlio shoo is followed; liiu  habits, hi.s abode, his daily walks  are made known to all Kanmgoes.  That mnn is doomed to death' because ho kicked tho worn-out shoo of  a Naningo. lie must bo murdered  witl iin a week.  "When I wns a younger man," said  a sl-nid (hib'in business man, "I wont,  to a puJilic bnll one night with a  friend*. Tt. was late when we started  home. Wo took n carriage and instructed the driver to Veep a sharp  look-out for robbers���������for nt that  timo Naningoism was at its worst,  and even members of th'o polico were  said to belong to tho secret society.  My friend nnid T each carried two  revolvers, . one in each hand. Tlic  late hour, and perhaps a wee drop  too much, made us botli sleeps'. When  wo reached my house the coachman  found us both' asleep. But ho tlarotl  not awake, us, for there"-wo"'were  with"  OUIi; COCKEO  .REVOLVERS.  To  arouse  us*���������expecting  trouflilo     oa  we didi���������might mako us begin s-h-oot-  ing  indiscriminately.     So  the  coachman went    to   th'c rear of the enrri-  Tho production per head of population is.5_ tons in the United Kingdom, rather less than 4 tons in tho  United States, 3_ tons in Belgium,  about 2 tons in Oermuny and under  a ton per head in France. These llg-  ures, of course, illustrate the relative importnaco of the industry in  tho     various    countries. Further  tables emphasize this point by showing that far more persons are employed in nnd ubout the mines in tho  United Kingdom thnn anywhere else.  Tho number for 1903 is given at  822,000, against 518,197 in. the United States  fnr  "1902.  In 1902 the production of coal in  the British colonies and possessions  was as follows :���������India, 7,'12*1,000  tons; 'Australian Commonwealth, 0'-  800,000; Now Zealand, 1,303,000  Canada, ('.,'122,000; Transvaal, l.'i 20,000; the Capo, 106,000; Natal,  r-fi.1,000.  Of tho British self-governing colonies, only the Capo of Oood Hope  is dependent on the United Kingdom, two-thirds of its consumption  having consisted in 1T102 of imported coal, nearly- tho whole of wliich  was derived from tlic United Kingdom. Nearly the whole consumption of each of the Australian States  coTL'-iuts, of the produce of that stato  supplemented by imports from New  South Wales. The imports into New  Zealand are entirely derived from  other British possessions, mainly  New South Wales. In Canada the  native production is largely supplemented from the United States,  about half the consumption of the  Dominion being derived from that  source.  TTc wiio courts nnd runs away,  ilny five lo court another day  But   he   who  weds*,   antl   courts  still  May get  in  court  against  h'is will.  girls  ago, gave me -a.rap^on '., tlio' Head  wil-lii a ���������strap, then drooped to t'ho  ground. -It was .."fortunate for Kim  that he was behind us, for in the  first, moment of weakness wo botli  began blazing awny with' all four  revolvers. That was only an amusing and harmless experience. But  now * lot. me tell you what happens at  the present time to many in- this1  city.v ., :..- '������������������'������������������ ���������/������������������'  "A citizen- walking along the  street?nt nigh'l, . toward his homo,  meets three pedestrians. Thoy look  quiet nnd peaceable, anid, with- ap- ���������  parent j*oliteneSs,_ Uiey step apart to  let the citizen pass along the narrow pavement. .Suddenly the victim  feels-**ointsof-steel_pres.sJnig throu-gli..  hi.s clot'hing, pricking tho dash on either side, while before liim t*tan<bi  tho third robber with a glittering  knife at his breast.  ' "Thus the situation, in the twinfc-  ling of an oyo, lias pass*i������.l beyond ar-  tjnjnr-int. A single ino.voment, a siuglo  outcry, moans that tliree blades will  [���������enotrato tho victim's body, and as  Iio falls Uio three n-ss-Ytwins will swiftly and silently disappear. Perhaps  tliey will form part of the crowd -tliat*  will  gather  arou.ud  THE 1.1 LE EDI NO- CORPSE. ~  Unconditional surronder is th'o only  alternative to such a fate. Usually,  therefore, tlie victim makes no complaint, for lie knows Unit no protest will a\nail. 1'oJb'berios of thia  sort arc perpetrated even in brilliant  ly-ligh'ted "streets aloaig wliich nwny  peoplo may bc passing."  When the Americans occupied Cuba.*  all the Naningoes seemingly tlisiap-  penred. At last Cubans felt that Naningoism had withdrawn from thedr  island. No sooner-was the. CuWaii  HejVublic formed, however, with" Cubans instead of Americans in power, than all the Naningoes seemed toi  return-���������if th'oy had ever really been  away���������iperpetrating in rapid succession ix number of murders, robberies,  assaults, as if to make up for lost  timo.  The most startling fact of all in  that Cubans and Spaniards of apparent respectability are suspected of  belonging to this Naningo secret  society, and of aiding and abetting  many of the crimes tlint are committed.  It is estimated that in Havana  alono there are as many as 700 Nuningoes���������not to speak ol" the hundreds  of others forming this wick-vie'1!. Ir-uid  of criminals on eartli. iii ������Te.drid,  Barcelona,   and  tlie  Can*.���������������������������"/���������*���������'.  "������  i  ���������i- *������������������! 1  4-  i.4'**4,#*"f*-,*^'**,-f *&*^*e"4,,t**f ***"^HS*  I lie l\t oi  i  t  +  +  ���������**>-  ^...^...+...^...>...^���������.+ ...^....^...^...-f  l.  "May .1   coin-!  in?"  .A smile lit uii the face of ihe invalid   ii-'iui.  "Of ci:ii".*ko you may, Dabs! Oh,  it's  yon,   Harriet!      How   marvellous- lly  entered.     "I'm  blind.     I  can't   see."  "It  is I.  Philip.-,"   said  ugly  Harriet's beautiful  voice.  privileged dog on tlie coast that is  permitted to enter liis mast er's house  and  receive tlio caresses of the differ-  A  glory  of    satisfied   longing   leapi.,*ent members of tlio family.    The pro-  into  tlio sick  man's  faco.  "At last," he said, "my wife, my  darling! 1*���������forgive mo!���������T thought  you luuf tired of your helpless, useless hu,sbniid. But���������oh, you liave  come to  mo���������you   have como!"  The voico had derived liim again,  and austere, truth-lot ing Harriet,  who hnd nover lied before, did not  enlighten  liim.  lb' clasped her hand, and they talked ns lovers do, lightly ignoring  death,  who  watched  l.hciu sardonical  ly  your   voico   resembles   Barbara's  Tho smile lu-.'A faded  whew he     saw  Hut   Harriet   saw   that   tho     .shock  of tho joy liad heen too mucli for t'hc  *^'^'M"l-'^'^���������^-^'M������������������i^'M*'H-^'M"M*���������l,  Fashion  Hints.  button in  the centre  of each  rounded  end.     Theso  bunds are  cul   to '  form  a yoko at tho waist line.     Tlie same  style  of   trimming  i.s  duplicated     on  tlie   waist,      the  straps   cut   from      a  yoke and the yoko framing a pointed  vest   or   rhiMiiisulti*,   while   th'o      snmo  idea   is   duplicated   in   the   cuffs,      tiio  simps extending up   on    thi;    sleeves.  ������-$��������� jlfuny   skirts   for   children   of     school  HJ4.W,J.H'Ail*'I1'M*'M-l*K'H''l' I *-i/p   Have   ''ox   l'lents   or   side   pleats,  ��������� ���������'iirmui'irinu I stitched   for   quit.*   a   distance    below  WHAT PARIS WEARS. .(Kfi    ������������������,,-._   ������������������,.      |j,,jshod     with    tucks  Next to green for evening wear���������-and i above th'o hem.  evening   includes      tlie   fashionable uf- |     One of I hi! sum rt est. models for iTul-  tcrnoun     functions,     in    mailers     oi*;divti   of  S  years     and. nbove  has     a  straight   hand   down      the  with   the      inn*  ....   1.....1 | lonioon     functions,      in    mailers     oi^ui'ti   in   n   .yonis     u������  '      ''S-'lit I dress���������red  eniovs high  favor with  the   yoko   and    straight   I  pitilessj elite.     H  is   most  cITeutivo     in     the! front   of  embroidery,  his   mistake,    suit!    his  pale,   ������������������ubdiicd [sick and  blind  man.     A grey shadow  sister-in-law  bi:_j_d   her-seli* tvith     f.i  niedicines.  " Ves,. we'fo alike in that," she said,  ]        "if   in   iKithiiifi'  else. .     IJut   I've     no-  l       ticod   that   brothers  and  sisters  mure  i       oftoif resemble  eacli   other   in     voice  |       than  in anything else���������hnt on't you?"  ; "At     any       rate,       it     i.s   so     m  "\   I      your case."  snid Philip   ClicStH'y tven-  I  |     rily.     "Why    doesn't   IJarbnra    como  ���������  I     up?"  i  \        The  solemn   Harriet   turned     nway.  \  |    How  could she  tell  ilie stricken  man  '? J    t'hat     Rarbara���������liViauiiful.      winsome,  y 5   selfish   Barbara,   who   had   looked   u_t-  \ \  on life as a summer garden, and hur-  \ \ self  us   tlio   fairest   llower   therein  ���������  \ \ how  could she  tell  him* that  his wife  ��������� Uiad  taken his  illness  in  the  light  of  a  personal  affront?     Her plnns   were  ruined for the season; thc partics'iind  balls   and    festive   gatherings,    whero  she.would'have beeu envied and worshipped   as   queen   indisputable,     had  to be exchanged for a depressing- bedroom.     It  was  unendurable!  But liow could Harriet tell  the doting,   helpless  mnn,   knowing    as   sho  did  that he  worshipped  her  tvith  all  thc strength'  of .his  nature,   that  sho  had left- Barbara  in her room,  crying  out   in    the  bitterness    of  selfishness  against her hard nnd' cruel  fate?       .   |  "Barbara   is   tired.     She     has      a]  headache,   nnd    is  lying  down,"   said j  --   Harriet glibly;   nnd  ho  was  satisfied, j  He  swallowed    thc    medicine      she j  slowly spread  over  th'o sunken  cheek'.  "Kiss me, and say that you love  mo!"  lie gasped*.  "I love you!" sh'c said, as slie  kissed  liim  tenderly.  The kiss was a lie, and a lie is a  foul thing; but thu Recording Angol  lias surely written tlie sin in tho  faintest of characters in his book,  for tlie words that gentle, ugly Harriot obediently spoke were, and had  always  been,  true.  And, with the kiss of deceit on his  brow, n happy man passed into th'e  great Unknown, wliero, if thorn is  mercy, he never learned tlio truth.  qu  Ho wn.s scowling when h'e laid  back again on the smoothed pillow,  for it is hard indeed to be ill when a  beautiful wife and a prosperous business dangle tanltilisingly, and call  mockingly to him who was so mighty  . yesterday to como to-day and reap  the harvest for which he had worked  so hard.  Harriet turned away, cut to th'o  quick by the' note of irritation. Sho  knew it was foolish, and that Philip  Chcsffey had enough to try him, if  any* man had; but she foil it, nevertheless.  He cauglit her look as she turned,  and a touch of remorse swept ovor  him.  "Littlo sister," ho -said, clasping  lier hand, ���������'tnko n'o'notice of mo. . I  am ill and peevish: but. believe me,  T  am  grateful."  And Harriet left tho room with* a  .wild..* tumult beating in '-her - .usually  quiet breast.  That was in tlie early days of Philip Chesney's illness; but the hope  which ugly,- gentle little Harriet Fraser had cherished���������that time would  ���������win Bai-lxu'a to a sense of her duty���������  was not realized. ��������� The gay little butterfly-soul pined and wearied for its  rose-garden, and grew more nnd more  to loathe tho nauseous, unhealthy  weeds within which' it bad to lluttor.  Who shall sny she tvas to blame?  Have you, reader, ever... attempted to  analyze tlio charm of the most fascinating woman ol yotir acquaintance���������  to find out the secrot by .the magic  of which s-he makes men hor slaves'?  'Do so, and; if tlio gift of seeing bo  yours, .you shall tind that on the reverse side of this beau tifu,l charm  there lurks Vhe sinster demon���������Selfishness.  All the time Philip grow worse. Ho  would oiUior dio, or become a lifelong invalid���������that was the verdict of  the doctors; nnd the beautiful girl-  wifo shuddered, and bit her rosebud  lips till the blood camo as she.contemplated the prospect.  And ono dny a male butterfly, also  ^w ithoutaJienrt,^fluttered -into._ that  brood and 10 or 12 feel. long. The  runners are shod tvith whalebone,  which by friction over the snow soon  becomes beautifully polished and  looks like ivory.  The coiunietiqua is Well floorod with  th'e skins of tlio liair, or Labrador,  seal, over which bear or more sealskins are nailed all round, with an  opening for the traveller to introduce  his body. The harness i.s made of  sealskin. The foremost dog. culled  the guide or leader, is placed about  thirty feet in advance. Tiio others  nro ranged in pairs behind the guide.  Sometimes throe, or even four' pairs  of dogs arc thus attached to one  coiiimotiquo,  besides iho guide.  Th'o Esquimaux clop of pure breed,  witli hi.s strongly built frame, long  white fur. pointed ears nnd bushy  tail, is capable of enduring hunger  to a far greater extent tlian the  mixed breed. But the latter boats  him in long journeys, even whon fed  only onco a day.  "-.' THE ESQUIMAUX  DOG  will  travel  twe     days  without   food  one-fifth     of    Newfoundland's      totalJOne  of the mixed   breed  must be  fed  catch  and  furnish*   employment   nnnu-fnt the close of the first day, or hois  * -���������������������������-���������       'good  for little  the next.     In  winter  thoir   food   often   consists  chiefly     of  dried capelin���������Hie small, smcltlike fisli  used  by the cod  fishermen  for bait.  An  expert  driver  can  hit  any   part  ferenco excites the jealousy of tho  othor dogs, and they patiently wait  for an opportunity to avenge themselves.  Tn tho winter these animals will  drng a coinmetiqtie, or sleigh, fifty or  sixty miles a day over the snow.  Tifcy haul wood from the interior,  carry supplies to the hunters in the  forests far hack froni the rocky and  desolate coasts: draw llieir masters  from hou,so to house, nnd wilh their  wonderful noses pick out lhe  nnth, oven in the most  storm. ! millinery creations, 'however, hats In:- jfcrinl  ga t bored   under  llio yoko     nnd  If lho traveller will only trust to ! jn.r particularly smart. Ono of tho [drawn Inlo tin; sides nnd back, g������th-  Fne sagacity of an experienced lend- j prettiest models seen tliis season isjorod or shirred soft rolds tinder the  er, ho mav wrap himself up in his!n i,'at made of shirred liberty salin, ;belt. The frotit to match t.ho waist.  Itpnr and sealskin robes, and. regard-��������� t.h0 shirring being dono in dark red j 'Sleeves nro full nt. the wrist, where  less of piercing winds ami blinding threads, lending a shaded elTect to j the cult shows n touch' of embroi'd-  snowdrii'ts. these sagacious and faith-. th_ hnt.    Tho brim turns up sharply I ery.  fui   animals  will  draw  him  safely  to|nt  t|j0 ,.;,**,,_    luuj  iH (..aught,   in   place      .Little  ���������.���������ills'     lints are  very  pictiu-  liis own door or  the nearest post.       I tvith  a   bunch  of  tinted   velvet      ger- U'Sijui.1   this your,   boing   made  of  shir-  Thc comnioliqtie is about :H>  inches janiums.     The  crown  is  a  conical   affair,  without trimming  of any sort.  A charming brunette with perfect  complexion appeared at an exclusive  hotel a few evenings ago dttusscd in  rod  silk  crepe do  chine.     The*   skirt I satin  THE DOGS OF LABRADOR  RETRIEVE     THE     COD     THEIR  MASTERS   HOOK.  They  Aro   Wolfish in Manner    and  Looks   and  Hardly  Used.  Dogs trained to. catch fish are  among the features of evory-dny 'lifo  on tlio barren shores of that distant  part of Labrador wliich belongs to  Newfoundland.  Tho cod fisheries along tlie 1,100  miles of Labrador^ coast yield about  gloomy bower, and flaunted his goo*  geotts, tempting coloring beforo tho  dazzled eyes of the brilliant feminine  insect of his species; and, lo! they  lletv away from that gloomy house���������  .which was assuredly no place for  butterflies���������together.  II.  Harriet  tvas  the lirst to learn     of  ' the  lilght.     She had  feared    for    so  hoy  fund  he  usual   bail  is  capelin.  When, fish   are plentiful  it  takes   a  very '.short  time  to   lill  a  boat    with  cod.    A number of tho fishermen liavo  trained dogs to assist tliem in catching  lish.  Tlie rapidity  with, which   the fislier-  1 men   haul . up   their  long lines -whon  thoy  feet a bile robs tho fis^h  almost  entirely     of  life  and   breath  by     tho  time it reaches the surface of the sea.  It comes to the top as completely exhausted   as  a  salmon   t'hat  lias    been  played by an angler until ho can tail  it  with  his  liand  and  so  avoid     thp  necessity of galling.     Tt is one thing,  however,  to bring n   heavy cod to the  surface   of   tlio   water   and   quite    another  to  get  it  into, the boat.   Galls  and   landing   nets   are   unknown      to  these toilers of  the sea;     If they can  lift Ilie fish into tho boat by tho line,  all  is  well;   but  this     is  often   wliero  they fail.  If the iisli is largo and but slightly  hooked,   as     is   often   the  case.     the  liook breaks    away    from  its  mouth  when the attempt, is mado to haul  it  from  llio water.     The fisli,  still   quite  inanimate  in .manner  and  in  appearance,  floats  away from  tlie  boat    on;  the. surface of    tlic waves.     This     is  only   for   a   moment,   however,  fisher's trained     dog.     often  without  waiting for a signal from his master,  leaps over  tlie gunwale of  the  boat,  plunges into thu sen, swims after tho  floating lish  and  .SETZES IT IN HIS MOUTH.  Returning     consciousness,   hastened  by  the new sensation*? of being taken  entirely  from     the  water  and   firmly  gripped between  tho jaws  of  its  captor,   often     produces   lively  struggles;  on  the   part    of the   fisli,  which add  considerably to  the difficulty ..th'c. dog  has  in  swimming back with his burden to the boat.    The dog rarely releases    his     hold, upon  his  wriggling  captive until snfo  with  it within  tho  boat.  Sometimes    these dogs have  larger  game than codfish to struggle with in  tlio     water.       Tlioy  aro  trained     to  .pluiige^into=lh"o^i.c.e-ftol.dJ_wa___________3i  spring of tho year and to act as retrievers for their masters wlien senl  arc sliot from lho shore ou tlie surfaco of tho son.  T'he dogs employed by the fishermen of Newfoundland and Labrador  nre by no means the specimens of  canine intelligence usually known as  Newfoundland ������dogs. They more  nearly resemble Esquimaux dogs than  anything    else,  and  nro often     quite  red velvet, with inner facing of  shirred tulle, in white, palest pink  or blue. Close little bonnets of felt  bordered with fur have bii; rosettes  on each' side, over the ..'/irs, of black  while    the   samo     rosettes     in  wns full and trimmed tvith ploitings  or bouillonees of the same material.  The silken bodice might also bo called  a cont, as it was close fitting nnd  extended below the belt lino in ripples  laced  with very pale  pink satin.  Tlie sleeves deserve a paragraph' by  themselves. Tliey were formed of  three puffs, but at each di.ision ot  thc"puffs there wns a turned back  cuff, making threo distinct cuffs for  each sleeve. Tlicsc wore finished with  a narrow 'putting of red tnlTcta gathered in the centro with red and  cream lace. Finishing the sleeves  were deep rullles of lace an'd creani  and  red  chiffon.  Women who gasped at thc extra-  vangance of trimming a gown with  two or three kinds of lace when the  fashion was first introduced, will bo  inconsolable at the announcement  that two or three more varieties nro  to be added as the season advances.  As to the kinds of lnco it matters  littlo, for if th'e grandmother's elicst  boasts a bit of real point or old  rose, it will hobnob with nn imitation in tlie friendliest manner. Few  combinations are more eHectivo than  of the leading dog ho chooses with [point duchesse appliqued to a lace  his formidable whip. It is''used, ! with'-- a net background, such ns  however, as little ns possible,, for Lisrre, for instance,  these  dogs,    although   tractable,    are |    A  feature  of    tho  season's     dressy  aro  seen  on  babies'  caps.  KOUROPATKIN. AND MIKADO  Famous      General    Once    Enjoyed  Hospitality  of Empercr.  'General Alexei Nicholavitch Kouropatkin and a stall of Russian ofli-  cers enjoyed the hospitality of the  Emperor of Japan, u littlo over one  year ago. It tvas in .lune. 1903,  that the Russian minister of war,  the .now world famous general, journeyed to China and Japan t.o attend  the important r.cnference held at  Port Arthur to talk over the Russian position in the far East. All  the Russian high officials thou stationed in Nortli China and Manchuria,-including the Russian, minister to  China, were pivsunt, and to show  this distinguished gathering honor  the mikado extended a special invitation to General Kouropatkin and  his staff to cross to Tokio and enjoy an entertainment., however brief,  at the hands of his imperial representatives.  Though the time of tho Russian  members of tin; conference was somewhat limited, they decided to avail  themselves of the  invitation so cotir-  4-l"i-_-l*'M*4'*W-i-i-M't'*^-l'i-M"J*  t  n h ii *   ft    h    ' u ' n u ���������  t  .i*^.j..j..j..5f..S*.l..j..j..j..;..j..M..M.,M-l"i*  EATING  AS A SCIENCE.  It may seem hard thnt. the man  who iu youth bus known the pinch  of poverty, who remembers how the  cut of mutton, with a supply of  potatoes und greens, scarcely .siillic-  ed for a vigorous appetite. should  Iind   tliat   in   thu   prosperity   of   later.  life   nu   eight     i.'o'ir.se   dinner   of   deli-, bright.   quick   ways.      As   trie'  caries   fails   to   leinpl.   him.   nnd   thai,! they   excel.      1   <h:xve  a   Scot'Ti   totricr  iioti'ithciess,      lis    physician      warns ? cf the Dindie  IHnniont breed.    Curly  bis  name.     And   Curly  litis   taught  CK>0-C)-CK>0<><X><XK><>CX><K><X><><  YOUNG  FOLKS  WXKWOOO C-0-0*<>0<><>C><><>0-0*<>0  A   Sil ART   DOG.  It is claimed that the gret hound  has the smallest brain spare. and,  according to his size, tho Scotch  terrier the best. You will notice tho  greyhound has strange, stupid ways  for   n     dog  nnd    lhe     ScoUh   terrier  i logs  him that* nn attack -ji xtout from  which lie i.s .su'Tering means Unit he  i.s outing ton much and that. his  diet must be lowered, suys the London I lotjpital, to which the editor  of one of the New Vork dailies  adds :  Is   life,     then,   never   to   give  satisfaction'1      Must  youth   know   hun  and  old   ngo satiety"  Must   tlie    poor j  muscle     worker     never   have   enough  food to givo energy to his frame and,  must tliu rich   idler  have so much   to j  eat   that   disease   is   the  conse pience? ���������  To  tind   the  happy   mean,   to  livo ac-|  cording   to  sweet,  reasonableness   and [  knowledge,   is   tho   aim   of   the   reach-!  him.se]f liow to do lots of thiii**-*.' that  other dogs would not think of doing.  writes  Ida  Jl.   Sheplor.     ������  No matter which one of the family  I* tell him to go wake up for breakfast, ho goes straight to that per-  ' ���������son's bed and barks and pulls at tho  bedcloUies. If lie wants water, which  is the only thing ho will beg for,  ho will get right in front of me and  turn round and round, making a  coaxing noise like a baby. If I say.  "Curly, is it water you want'1" ho  will say, "ugh, ugh."  Sometimes   1   will   say:   "Curly,      I  lugs of science, and if to these tiro -l,st haven, t time to get you water;  added tho principles of Christian' S������ around to the chicken yard and  communism, tho wealth of later life"*<-������*inl*- with the chickens." He will  will not lead to self-indulgence, bul'go as straight as lie can. A neigh-  to tho mitigation or the suffering ofihor pets Curly, and he likes her  those who want the means of life, i nearly as well as he Tikes me. Onco  One of tho many splendid examples ��������� I told liim to go to her'house. Minis that of a gentleman now in pos- j ing her, and get a drink, and he  session of a very large iiicoine, who .wont as straight, ns he could go, to  in his youth lived ou a salary of a |coax Ker for a drink,  littlo over two dollars a week. He I Curly knows when I sny th'at-hc is  early made up his mind that to eat I a mean b'og, and so cross that I liavo  little and drink less would be hisllo whip him for wanting to bite  rule in life. To this resolution he [children. When 1. talk this way  has adhered, though fortune has [about him, though 1 mako my voice  como to him. Nearly an octogenar- j as kind as possible, he will, sneak  ian, ho is still a man oi untiring :away and hide. I found this out  vigor of body and mind. Simple in once when talking about liim to a  life, he dispenses his great fortune j neighbor, not even telling his name  ns a custodian for hi.s master while ol. *00,!-j*-_ .,*��������� him as I did so. Then  living amid the. sofinement and cul- x tried telling her' how good ho was,  tured surroundings of an English an<1 my< hoW hc (!id reioice lUld fris,-  gentle-mil ii. ; about me!    Since that we often havo  Sir (i'oorgo Humphrey has investigated tho life history of centenarians  in-England   with   the   view   of   ascor-  lested fiim> tvith praise and blame,  and invariably lie. knows which to  tabling the causes and circumstances i lo������k ^"'^ pter.  of longevity. As ono reads of the1. C"rJ*v ���������n ll,."IV������ a hen and cluchS  habits and life of these men nnd'in Home out ol the wet better than  women   who   attained   to   the   age   of.lcnn'     A11  this knowledge rcq-nres a  "  -;-   ------ -     ��������� It  is  Too  ono hundred* vears  and  moro.  olie  is !**ortain  amount  of  reasoning,  struck   by   the   fact   that   Ihey     worolnot    ";*~-**1n***t     bv  any   means.  ...........    ...._..,.       ... - ..v,..^..      *...~.u..,,       ������������������ *- I       ..    ...tttm-K    it        ttttr.    !,i:<it,\jii tr,        ti t i:na.Y   j_nomS01VeS   Ol    ItiO    HIVIUUIUJI   .SO   CUUI-; iw "'.".     uy     -.iiu     mi-l.     iii.iu     i ii"-*v ������v_n_; , --- -���������      _#   ������������������   ferocious, and will endure littlo     cor-j ���������frocks '    is     the     high-necked     dinner   teously extended,   nnd  thi.s  is  how JL J almost' invariably      lean   people,      of; much  is made of  instinct  in animals,  rection. [gown.     Its  variety  is   infinite  as    re-! happened   about   fifteen   months    ago I spare   habits     and    of  great  modera-j11   took  some   form   of   brain      power  When th'e whip is  applied u.pon  one [ gnrds both models and materials.  On j that   Russian   and   Japaneso   soldiers | tion    in    eating     and   drinking.       Of   a^iu    to _  reasoning   to   bring   about  of  them  witli  severity,   ho  falls   upon [the.  whole,   the soft  silks   have     first I of   the   highest   rank,   who   are     now  and Worries   liis   neighbor,   and     the i place  for such  frocks,   but  it  is hard'using every effort? lo'annihilate, each  latter,', in turn, attacks a third and  there is n scene of universal. confusion; or���������.,tlio dogs double from side  to side to avoid thq whip and tho  traces     become     entangled  and     tho  to tell wliero taffeta rnousselino fades  into silk rnousselino, or where they  draw the dividing line Tjooween chiffon liberty or chilTon cropo and chiffon.   /  Tn   many  instances   the     silks  tcii   'together  in      the  manner     on   now   hostile  safely of the sledge endangered. Thej ���������*���������_���������_ so light and'sheer and soft that  vehicle must then bc stopped, each ithey seem to invade th'o territory of  dog, put into his iiropnr place, and [the rnousselino, gauzes and oilier  tl*c- trncps readjusted.. This frequent- ;spider well fabrics,  ly haiipens several nines ii. ������������������ *.h������* -���������������������������*._ wmte" tart.u. .-u-ivii wncn'tvnll  course of tiie dny. designed  and  made has great attrnc-  Tlio driver, therefore, depends prin- tjons. A model which does not nccos-  cipally upon the docility of tho lead- sitatc too groat expense has 41 round  er,   who,   with     admirable   precision,   skirt.', touching., the  floor  evenly.    At  quickens or ' slackens liis pace and  starts -off or stojis. or turns to tlio  right. or left, at~-t*he summons of liis  master.  When tliey are journeying homeward, or travelling to some spot to  which the leader has been accustomed to go, he is generally suffered to  ���������piic i pursu.c his own course; for although  every trace of the road is lost, in the.  drifting snow, ho scents it out and  follows it-with  undcyiating accuracy.  Even t!in leader, however, is' not  always under the control of liis master. If the journey lies homeward,Tic  willgo liis own pace, and that is usually at tho top of his? speed; or, if  any game starts, or ho scents it at a  distance, no command of his driver  will  restrain  him.  Invaluable as these dogs arc to  their owners, the treatment, accorded  tliem seems ill calculated to cause  nny strong or lasting attachment.  During tlieir period of labor the fish  which form th'eir staple food is often,  quite putrid, and in 'summer, t'hey  are turned loose for several months  to shift for themselves until the' return of tlio severe season renders it  necessary to their master's interests  .th'n.t._t.hoy_.shp_uld._ng  long  that  hcr  lovelv sister" would   i��������� i wolfish*   both  in   manner  and   appenr-  rovolt against the fate whicli tvas soinneo.     It   is  oven   believed   by    many  .distasteful, take some srucli step as  this, that the discovery scarcely came  ns a surj-i'ise. She had done her best  to drive tho male butterfly from tlio  house; but ho had found entrance  again  nnd ngnin.  Hor thin pale face grew more.drawn  as sh'c contemplated the position, liko  the drab, unselfish creature she was,  tho soon fell  to blaming herself.  Dabs Ktul been t'heir mother's darling, and on her deathbed sho hud  bestowed lier. iqion Harriot ns a  precious trust. How, sflie reflected-,  Iind she kojit that tnislV It. is "ever  1lnis with the drub nnd unselfish.  That  niglit   the  doctors  came  from  thc   invalid's   room   looking      graver |  tlian   evor.     Philip,   thoy  said.     wns  persons thnt the blood of tlic wild  brutes of tho forest Hows in their  veins.  At n post near Hamilton Inlet not  long ngo, the door of a house in  which nn infant was sleeping in a  cradle had been loft open for a short  time during the temporary absence of  the other members of the family.  When the mother re-entered the house  she found only the bones of her child.  Tliu littlo one hnd been devoured by  dogs.  Tlio Labrador dogs- are. excessively-  quarrelsome and, wolf-like, always  nttnek tlio weaker. All seem anxious to tn.ko part in tho fray, and  scarcely n season passes without the  settlors     losing   two   or   tliree     dogs  nnd once moro reduced lo their stato  of toil and slavery.  They havo been known for several  successive days to travel more than  sixty iniles n day. They seldom miss  th'eir rond, although tliey may be  driven over ono untrodden, snowy  plain, where tliey nre occasionally unable to  reach nny place of shelter.  When niglit comes ihey jinrtake  with' their master of tho scanty faro  which the sledge will afford, and  then. crowding around, keop him  warm and defend him from danger. If  any of them fall victim to lho hardships to which they nro exposed, tlioir  master or thoir companions freqluent-  ly feed on tlieir remuins, nnd th'eir  skins are converted into warm and  comfort able  dresses.  the top it is smocked to the depth'  of a-'-"short yoke, tlio smocking forming .-regular, points all arouiiid.  Above, a medium width at lho bottom, two-inch wide linnd-rtin tucks  form a simple finish. Tlio . yoko of  th'o blouse is formed of smocking corresponding with* that ' of tho akirt,  and tho sleeves arc fulled into deep  smocked . cuffs.  Around the collar and odge of tho  cuffs are narrow hand-embroidered  bands of taffeta, the embroidery silk  being rather coarse, and of a shade  matching the gown. The fastenings  at tho back, are tiny buttons covered  with tho silk, loops being used instead   of buttonholes.  .sinking, nnd ugly, gentle Harriet during .*������������������*������ summer, from wounds rc-  grew lo l-hink tliat surely Fate musi��������� cclved in qtiurrels. I'eace is instant-  hate hhn bitterly indoeik I.V restored even .1 twenty or more  To-Mso  life   is  bitter,   in  spile     of !'������*'-'  engaged   in   the  alhray,   by     thc  tlio pessimists; but, to iinvo th'o knowledge that, while life wns slowly ebbing Honor'- itself Iind taken wings  mid flown, is to taste the uttermost  dregs  of  liniuan   degradation,.  She had not, told him of the flight  of lhe liuflerllli'S. Slie hnd tried, for  she ciiiu'civod it. to lie h'er duty to  do so; bill Ihe words bad sluck In  h.'-r llii-imt. 'And now, ns she was  iibm I lo enlis  niincd tliu I. In;  tho' could  lfolp  sound,     or  oven    th'e     sight,    of  the  dreaded Esquimaux whip used by  THE   LAURAnOH   DRIVERS.  'These people have seldom succeeded  in  raisiiif*'. any othor domestic animal  on     the  coast;     cuts,  cows  and  pigs  have  nil   beeR  destroyed  by tlie  tlogs.  If ever a dog is brought up witli the  family,   in    tlie house,     liis doom     is  scnled.     At   the   first  opportunity  liis  his   room,   slii;  'deter- ! jealous  companions  will   pounce  upon  shot'-d   never   know   il'.-iiiiu in  tlie absence of his  master nnd  worry  hiin  to  death'.  'Who i.s it?" uioanefl  J'hiliji, ns she I    Tliis  is tlio  invariable  fate of     any  MILES OF  CLOUT).  A great, cumulous thiiuidcrhead  cloud is often higher than tlie highest  Alps would be if they wore piled-on  top of the Himalayas. It is not unusual Ior these clouds to measure  five, six, and oven eight miles from  th'eir flat, dark base, hovering a mile  or two above the earth, to tlieir  rounded, glistening summit, splendid  in thq sunlight. And in these eight  niiles the changes of .temperature arc  as great as those over many thousands of miles of the earth's surface. These clouds contain strata of  temperature, narrow belts of freezing  cold alternating with' large distances  of rainy mist and frozen snow and  ice particles.  "I never become angry because a  man does not think quite as I do,"  remarked tho professor; "for when  I find n man who disagrcss with me  I realize that it is probably with  difiiculty that he thinks  at  all.'**-  FASHIONS FOR  CHILDREN.  The economical-minded mother will  be glad to learn that there aro no  marked cliangios in tlio styles for children this season. The rule is strict  simplicity, and whether the. material  is tlie finest broadcloth or thu--most'  inexpensive serge, the model remains  the same. For boys, th'e'middy', suits  and th'e Russian blouse are the only  two styles. Of the two tlio blouso  siiit7=st*ems-*_nost=a.ttra<ilive,-*_the_long,=  fu,ll "middy" trousers seeming rather  outro on a small boy. Th'o blouse  has a broad collar and is worn with  a leather belt and full kneo trousers.  Drown seems to replace tlie over  popular dark blue tbis season. For  best, these suits nro made up in  velvet, velveteen or broadcloth*: for  etery-duy use, serge and corduroy  aro liked, tlle latter having sjiecial  wearing qualities. Khaki i.s used a  good deal nnd is excellent for liuril  wenr.  Little girls wear the blouse of the  middy suit with gathered or pleated  skirts. Tlie hitter remain absurdly  short, .being even above tho knocs.  Tlie exaggeratedly long waist still  obtains.  A pretty dross for a small girl  h'as a medium, low round neck' with  deep turnover frill'or collar made of  sections of the material put together  with insertion and edged with lace,  lliis waist is,gathered full.and sewed  to th'e abreviatcd akirt,' which litis  four smiill tucks as trimininj.'. Tlio  full bishop, sleeves aro gathered lo a  [plain wristband, and the dress is  [worn over a guiiupe. or the low nock  is filled in with tucking finished witli  a bil of lace. edge.  Shepherd plaids and tartans in  small designs are much" liked for little girls' dresses and for boys' kilts.  A detachable and washable sailor collar is a judicious adjunct for any-  small child's costume, as it adds  much to Fne. style without much cn-  pense or  troublo.  For school girls there is nothing  much' prettier tlinn tlie shirt waist  suit, made up in plain serge, small  sh'cph'errf checks or Scotch plaid's.  This makes a very suitable dress for  th'c school if-oni. A more elaborate  mode is on the same lines, bul lias  a skirt trimming of graduated bands,  longer in front and shortening toward the back, stitched, and with a  other, di*  friendl.ost  soil.  According to thc oriental custom,  whon this noble ullli-iir, representing  the czar of all- the llussios, called  upon tho mikado in response to the  hitter's' polite and official summons  cups of  fragrant  pulo-coloied Japan-  'OSe    tea    -.v..***.:*  ������������������'.*..;������.!..:'!    * o    t V\_        _vlu('t:l  assembled   in the  royal   tea- garden.  The occasion wn.s an important  one from-"a political standpoint, so  the oflicors of ouch country wore  their handsomest uniforms and all  the medals they couht* boast' collectively.  A picture was taken of the group  of men as they sat.-?uiidor tho cherry  blossom trees and in the shadows of  the imperial palace. To General  Kouropatkin was given the seat of  honor in tho center, und on'.?onu sido  sat the Japanese:.minister of war,  Terauchi, and on the other side  Major General Murata, also' of the  mikado's army.  The Russian- general and his distinguished stall prosonted a striking  .contrast in appearance to the smaller Japanese oflicors. Kouropatkin  himself is a striking, lino-looking  man of purely Russian typo. In full,  uniform ho is the ideal,war god, and  even as ho sipped his tea his hosts  must have foil 11 conscious appreciation   of   tiio  vigor,      strength      and  Ihirly-sovoii,     three   took   no "animal j that which  to-day is habit.  food,   four   took   vcry   little,   ' twenty I    n  litllo,  ten a moderate amount  and j AN   ��������� NmjSTIUOUS MOOSE,  only  one  acknowledged   taking   much ���������  meal,.. With regard to alcohol thc j :A ' ��������������������������� number ���������'���������'��������� of white-footed mice  returns tire much thu samo, and ab-Jl had in captivity, says a writer,  sleniiousncss is found to bu the rule [escaped from their cage to a cup-  of life  of these coiii.enariai*s. j board  in     the     kitchen,    and   I'iience  i through' a hole in  tlio plaster and  be-  RECJPES   FOU   HEALTH. [tween   lhe  laths,   to   tho walls  of  the  1. Open tho window;   breathe     pure | liouse.     Every  night  ihey came     oat  "b". ifor food.     One evening Isaw a mouse  2. Eat  plain,     'digestible-food, and iconic out  of t'he cupboard*.     He found  at  regular meals  only. . [a hickorv  nut on  the floor and     at-  .'!.  Drink  largely oi* pure  waler     at. j tempted *   to   carry     it   up   thc     wall  ! twelve inches to the hole in the plas-  hy iter,  but. uki.*"!  the crack between  the  other  than  at  meal   times.  4*..Keep  tho   skin     in   health  bathing  and   rubbing.  5.   Cultivate  a  cheerful  spirit.  (>.   Take  sutlicient  sleep   and   rest.  LAYS  CLAIM TO   CHICAGO,  lath's was too narrow, and nftor  fumbling with h'is'burden for a minute or two' hc dropped it to the  floor. Next lie tried to jr.ish it in  ahead-of him, "and .failing in that, ho  tvent in hii-iscif. turned round, and  "ftlayor of English rojvn is Heir to j attempted lo pull it in after him. Oc-  Original Farm  Lands. [casionally   it  would  slip  out  of     his  ,,, ���������     .,-_,,,._      .        u    I paws    and    roll    upon     the      kitchen  Alderman   Daniel   _T    Redhead,   who,   M flnd   U)on   w>   h(?  _.ou,(.      tome  has   consented       o   net  as   ..layor      ot j     d L|]e u.h-ole J)cl.fol.lnaJlco. He  Peterborough,     l-.n^lnn-.l,  next     year, 1     .   .   .*  claims   to   bc  tho  owner  of  the     land  on which tho city of Chicago now  stands. Ho is a well-known meat  salesman at Suiit.hfield, and lias an  extensive farming nnd butchery business nt Peterborough, with branch  establishments' in many other towns.  A shrewd man of business, he has  lony   been   connected   with   public  lifo  might of tbis great man's mind andjin  the  cathedral   city,   of  which"     his  body, though occasion jilacod him,  from the ".western point of view, in  rather   effeminate   surroundings.  General Kouropatkin comet? from  the ancient Russian nobility. Ho  was  born at I'sofl in 18-18.  ARMY RATIONS AS MANURE.  South    African   Stores  That Were  Thrown Away.  Somo remarkable statements ns to  tho enormous wnsto of South African  army rations are reported in the  Natal Advertiser, in connection with  the prosecution of natives for stealing condemned stores which had  been buried us manure.  The evidence, givon upon ontli, of  Mr. Robert Cheves, mmnnger for  Messrs. R. Spencu & Co., of th'o Reunion Sugar Estute.**. was that two  years ago, when the nillitury condemned largo quantities of army rations, ho got 250,001) coses from  them for the jmirposc of manuring his  cane crops.  This statement, sitys tho Advertiser*, discloses several hitherto unpublished facts. Upon the witlidrawul.pf.  the military forces from South Africa  it was found that lai'gc quantities of  milltiiry rations had accumulated at  various centres, and thc local markets wero overflowing with tinned  foods. The stuff hnd to bo got rid  of somehow; and so, in some, places,  tlio rations wero bu.rnt. Other local  consignments Were thrown into tlte  son.  The last h'ugo licnp of rations liavo  now borne fruit in munificent sugar  harvests. For several months truck-  load upon truck-load of cases of military rations were taken to Reunion  and elsewhere. Thu cases each contained six 'dozen tins. These tins  Woro buried nil over th'e Capo fields.  Th'o Advertiser estimates the cost  to the llritish taxpayer of this one  consignment alone at over a million  and adds tliat if t'he nmoiint. of army  ration.** thnt were enst into the sea  nnd consigned to the sugar estates  on tlio south and north' coasts of  Natal worn also valued at would bo  found that several million pounds  sterling were thus disposed of.  parents wore natives, ar.d lie occupied  the position of mayor in I.S93-1.  Th'o mnyoi'-elcct lins a most romantic  antl   interesting   story   to   tell   . of  his  early  lifo.       His    mother's  name  was  Sonrjeniit,   and   a   few years  before ho was born a letter wns received, from   tier   uncle,   who   lived   in   the  Stuto   of  Illinois,   saying   tluit   if  nny  in'Citi'l)ei'=bfitlie"Se(irjennC'frimilyic������i*eii  to   go   to   America,- they  could      slay  with him, and he would, nt his death  leave  tliem  liis property.-   Tlio  result  was thnt ^Jr.  I led head's pnr-mts wont  to -America   in 18*51   of  18*';*;.        The  overland  journey  was  mndo  in     bullock   wagons,   the   country   in     many-  places   swarming   with  tho  Red  Indians hostile  to nil  tvlilto mon.        Frequently   their     lives  wero  in   danger,  nnd  when  finally  tliey  reached     their  Journey's   end   they   found   that     old  Sonrjeniit  had   died   n   fow  days     beforo llieir arrival and without  lirivin/-}  in.i'ln  a   will   in   their  favor.        They  endeavored   to   assort   tlii-ir   claim   10  the    properly,     but   without,   success.  Tliey     next    wont     to   New     Orleans,  wliero Mr. Redhead set up in business  as  a     cabinet     mnker.       About   two  yenrs   afterwards   the  mayor-elect    of  to-day was  born.     Ho hnd   n  narrow  escape of having h'is career cut short  for  his..slnvc     nurse-girl,   in   leaning  over a  verandah, droj>P-ed liim on bis  head on the path below, and he bears  th'e scar on  liis  scnlp to  lliis day.  A yenr nfter the alderman's birth  liis fntlier died of yellow fever, and  his mother returned to Peterborough  in 183S. Tlie present city of Chicago  stands on th'o very land his parents  left I-etcrboi-ough' to claim seventy-  years ago.  "No," snid Alderman Itedhead, in  reply to the interviewer, "I have  nct'er prosecuted my claim to it, for  the letter my mother's uncle sent  hcr, whicfii she often showed to me.  could not be found  after her death'."  tried it again and ngnin, but with  no bettor success; he kept nt-it unlil  far into the night, and when I  awoke nt seven o'clock the next  ���������horning, the first thing that I heard  was tlint moti.se or another one fumb-  iling and dropping the hickory nut.  'Since ih;*n T liavo kept tliem well  supplied with nuts, nnd nl though  they still upend hours in carrying!  tliem - to the crack in the laths' and  lotting them fall, they arc always  forced in thc end to eat tliem in tho  cupboard. There is plainly a lack  of ingenuity, because ten minutes'  gnnwing would have solved tlio problem.-. Had the aperture in cither case  been too narrow to admit themselves, they would have quickly wid-  enud.Jt���������wilh   thcirAecth.   but   In_np___  ply tho same principle to get tlie nut  'through seemed to be a pioco of  reasoning  entirely  beyond, them.  FARM HANDS' DRESS.  Farm h'an'ds In Yucatan wear linen  garments of spotless white. Wlien  they become even slightly soiled, they  lias ten' to change thorn. Work is  plentiful there, farm laborers are  well paid, and tbey can afford to be  *idy,  THE LONELY FRINCESS.  When Carmen Sylva, the poet,  queen of Hounitiiiiu, was tin.1 little  princess "of Wicd in her father's castle on the 1 thin-.*,' she used to sigh  because sbe wus-11 princess; and she  hns hersoli told* how she longed to  bo a village child like those that she  saw  every  day.  Since sho could not. get out lo  play with lhem, she intvnii-d plnys  of her own; and*in those plays, the  trees of the big castle park were  her playmates. livery day she Performed wholo fairy plays, in which  one lree was the wicked giant, another  t.lu*. fairy   prince,  nnd  so  on.  It was natural that this course of  life should fan the enthusiasm of the  child for story-telling; and in her  eleventh year she had begun to writo  poetry, while her -'ourleonth ... birthday  saw lier  busy  over  n   drama.  Hy tlie time she was twenty, she  had written enough poetry, plays,  and stories, including several'novels;  to mako books ihat would fill a long  shelf: but she showed theso to nobody, antl it was not until I'rince  Karl of Roumania took her to that  land to be its queen that, she began  to publish  any of ber  work.  CAN   VOU   SAY  THESE?  Sec if you can say these sentences  fast :  She sells sea shells by lite seashore.  Seven selfish shellfish shoved somo  .shrimp sideways.  Prudently peel jirime potatoes.  Royal rulers rarely really reail riddles.  Faint flames frequently food fierce  fires. ���������W  This Year business has been most satisfactory, and with thc closing- of the  commencing' by making this Big Sacrifice in  Prices  year we wish to close out several lines of Seasonable Goods  Bargains for everyone.    Stock must be reduced to make room forSpring goods.  Dress Goods  Reg  cm-  40 inch Tweed Dress floods  ���������10 inch Fancy Dress Goods  ���������IS itieh l'lack Lustre  ���������12 inch Tnrtnn  ���������11 inch Heavy Plain Cloth  41 inch Tweed, good quality  4S inch Broad  Cloths  40 inch Zebeline  Blouses and Shirtwaists  lined,  can bc  Ladies' Jackets  This is tin oppor-  Iteg. Price   Now  Are yon in need of a Jacket,  tunity not to be overlooked.  Black Cloth Jackets, this  Goods       -'  Black Cloth Jackets (this season)  Grey Tweed Jackets  -������i a  Fatvn Jackets  Fawn Jackets  Brown Jackets  Season's  -  $18  $     12  oason)  HI  10  i  12  8  ������  12  0  <  il  5  In  7 50  10  fi 00  12  0 00  Ladies' Costumes,  Ladies' Costumes,  Ladies' Costumes,  Ladies' Costumes  Reg. Price   Now  Sizes HI fc 3(5 $12 00   $ 0 00  IS 00       9 00  27 00      13-00  One lino nf Wrnppcrettt-s, lllotisi's,  Selling at our old figures for $1.25 and $l.*>0,  hnd now for the remarkably low price���������75c.  Otiier lines, namely, Lustres, French Flannels,  Cashmeres, etc. Regular Prices $8.00 nnd $4.00..  Your choice at Our Midwinter Sale for $2.00.  Furs at Half Price  The Price on all our Furs hits been cub rigiit in  two. Now tlie opportunity is yours to buy Furs at  half price, at this Salo.  Blankets !!     Blankets !!     Blankets!!  Reg. Price   Now  $4 00      $3 00  3-75        2 50  Navy Blue and  offering at Sale  White Blankets, good quality  Heavy Grey Blankets  "We have "Whito,  Light Grey.  Ked Blankets, all of which we are  Prices.    Come in and secure one tmd take advantage  of tho reduction.  Comforters !!     Comforters!!  Comforters ...  'Comforters ...  This offer gives Hotels and Rooming Houses ii  chance to lay in a supply at Mill Prices.  Reg. Price  Now  $2 00  $1 25  3 50  2 50  Men's Underwear  Men's Underwear, fleece lined tit        50c per garment  Men's Underwear, All Wool, Fancy 75c per garment  Men's   Underwear,   heavy,   double-  breasted and double back 85c per garment  Men's Scotch,   warranted unshrinkable (Woolseley Brand, Hog. 3 00   Now 2 00  Boys' Fleeced Lined nt 25c. each.  Boys' Heavy Wool at 40c. each.  Men's Ready-to-Wear Suits  Reg. Price Now  Men's Ready-to-Wear Suits $15 00   $10 00  Men's Ready to Wear Suits $12 00      0 00  Men's Ready to Wear Suits $1150      8 00  Men's Odd Pants,  all wool,  fine finish,   Tweed,  good value at $3.00, Sale Price $1.50.  A Crest Reduction in Boys' Suits  Boys' Suits at Sale Price.  One line of Three-Piece Suits, 38 Suits in  all���������  Regular Price $4 30.   Now $2 50.  Men's Winter Overcoats  Reg. Price Now  Men's Overcoats, this season's goods $ 0 00 $ 5 00  Men's Overcoats, this season's goods 12 00 8 00  Men's Overcoats, this season's goods     10 00     10 00  Reg. Price Now  Boys' Reefers . $5 50        4 00  Boys' Reefers 3 00        2 00  rnrnim mm  W  JSS5*  SttSSS  ***������  ���������SiKS:  SS**  _____________  THIS SALE means a great loss to us, but which is our loss is your gain.    We have only mentioned in the above a few of our items, but  we will put on our Bargain Table Lots of Remnants and Odd Lines at Prices that must move the goods.  MILLINERY  Trimmed,  Untrimmed &  Ready-to-Wear Hats  ���������AT HALF PRICE-  MILLINERY  Trimmed, Untrjmmed &  Ready-to-Wear Hats  AT HALF  PRICE���������  **.***������**************99*999  A (Jreat  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. They 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 them or write  The Herald is pleased tp 'draw the  attention of its readers to the hack  advertisement of Mr. J. M. McCallum.  Mr. McCallum about'-a- nimitli ago  introduced into the city the first hack  and -is-'receiving .-l good share of  patronage. His permanent stand is  at the Union Hotel.  ���������      CANADA DRUC ������ BOOK CO., Ltd  .a ������������������*������������������*��������������������������������������������������������������������� ***********  Birth  Lawrence���������At Revelstoke, B. C,  Jan. loth. 1905; to Mr. and Mrs. T.  J. Lawrence, a son.  LOCALISMS  Mr. Chas. F. Lindmark has been  laid up tvith a severe attack of la  grippe.  Hon. C. H. Mackintosh, who was in  the city for a week on business, left  on Saturday morning hist for Ottawa.  The regular meeting of the "\V.-C. T.  V. will be held at the home of Mrs.  Dickey, Friday afternoon at 3:30  o'clock.  Art Hvatt left on Monday evening  for Portland. Oregon, where he litis  accc-pteri=-i^pd5Uibn=witlv=onea*of^tl'i^  leading firms of that city.  Mr. N. Monteith and bride returned  to the city on Tuesday from their  honeymoon trip and are receiving the  hearty congratulations of their friends  in which the Hekald joins.  The St. Peter's church "At Homo"  at Mrs. P. Hooley'**; advertised to he  held on Tuesday, Jan. 2-lth inst., litis  been postponed unlil the following  evening, Wednesday. Jan. 25th. Admission, 'JiiCt  The regular monthly dance of R. M. '���������  P... Co. No. 5, takes place in the drill  hall next Tuesday evening. Judging  from the success which attended their  last dance, a good crowd will doubtless  be piesent on tho 24th inst,  The Dominion Government will not  grant SaQ.000 this year to a Dominion  Exhibition, but has promised that  amount next year. British Columbia  and Nova Scotia are applicants for  the appropriation.  The Vancouver papers announce  that all the big lumber mills on the  Coast have commenced operations  again and are working to their full  capacity. liie ������2 duty on lumber  must be in sight.  Commissioner Coombs,"of the Salvation Army, passed through the city  Inst Friday evening en route to the  coast cities. He was met at the depot heie by the local officers and members of the' Salvation Army.  . Mr. H. S. Cayley, barrister and  solicitor, formerly of Grand Forks,  B. C., arrived in the city last Friday  evening, accompanied by Mrs. Cayley  and family. Mr. Cayley has opened  an office here for the practice of his  profession. His offices are in his residence at present, corner of First St.  and Boyle Avei  .At Home.  On Monday evening the Ladies'.  Auxiliary to tbo B. of R. T. wove, "at  home "to their friends and llio members of B. R. of IV There were present about thirty couples, and all bad  ti very enjoyable time. Dancing  commenced about 9 o'clock, and the  uiusic furnished by Miss Shook and  Mr. R. N. Doyle was the very best.  The .hall wtis beautifully decorated  with bunting, Hags and lace curtains,  and at each end of the hall there woro  two engine headlights, wliich furnished abundance'" of liglrt. The  ladies proved themselves excellent  hostesses. Tlio home waltz was  played about half past ttvo, after  which all left for their various homes  which 'terminated a most successful  tit home.  Death of Mr, Shearer.  On Saturday morning the lifeless  body of'Mr. AV. Shearer "was found on  lho" track in the C. P..R. yards here  al out 0:15 o'clock, he having been run  over-by a locomotive backing from the  main Hue onto the round house switch.  An inquest was held Saturday-afternoon bei'iit. Dr. Cro**s, coroner, and a  jury, the verdict being accidental  deiilhV The late Mr. Sheai'i?!1 was well  known in the city through his musical  abilities, and his many friends in Ihe  city will regret-his untimely end. The  funeral took place to the cemetery on  Sunday afternoon and was in charge  tif^tiie^inral���������lodge iif^thii-'Praterital*  Order of lin trios, of which the deceased  was a uii-mher. Rov. C. A. Procunier  of St. iVu-rV Clinch conducted the  services .it the grave.  Business Locals.  Prof. Chase is giving dancing lessons  Tuesdays and Fridays.  Wall Paper, a magnificient new  stock iit Howson's Furniture Store.  The knife is also slicing 20 per cent,  oil* Silverware, etc.    Mrs. A. JJ. Boa!*:.  Smoke Brown's "Special"  Cigar.  -������������������The old reliable Heiritzman Pianos,  at How'son's Furniture Store.  Materials for Battenburg and Duchess Lace at Mrs. A. E. libak, Cowan  block.  Smoke Brown's " Marca  Vueita " Gigar.  ���������Hear the famous Dixie Male Quartette next Tui'-iday evening in the  Methodist church.  ���������Iron Bed.** with Iron Frame Springs,  nt llow-on's I'uinituie Store, they  take the lead.  ������*  le.irn   to  g dancing  dance,  lessors  ���������Buy your Skates at Hume's.  ���������Try C. 15. Hume  Tea." "Out l.est.'  Ceylon Blend.  fc  Co.'s   " Special  and   Indian   and  Our/few year's  Resolution  Whereas, the past year has  been with usoncof business success  ���������a year of growing trade and constantly widening friendship, and  Whereas, we have received  many testimonials lliaL this drug  store meets wilh Ihe approval ol its  patrons, therelorc wc have  Resolved to continue our progressive, liberal, square-dealing  policy throughout lho year 1905, lo  make this drug siore the place for  the most satisfactory buying of all  drug store goods���������a place where  quality is never sacrificed and where  close margins of profit insure economy to every purchaser.  "Why   don't   you  Prof. Chase i- givin_  in Selkirk hall."  Lesson-fin Lice and Drawn Tin end  work at. reasonable r.ilea. Mis. Boak,  Cowan block.  ���������Negro melodic*; and plantation  songs'hy ihu Dixie Jubilee Singers,  next Tuesday evening in the Methodist church.  Flowers and Vegetables al) winter,  carnations, chrysanthemums, lettuce,  and watereio-*.. Floral designs a  specialty���������J. Mai.ey. Florist.  ���������Blue   Ribbon   Ten., 50c per   pound,  Blue   Rijibon Coifia.:_ *15u jier   pound,  "Bn>e"RiT71wr.TfiFi^  25c, Blue Ribbon Baking Powder, 25c  por tin tit C. B. Hume tc Co.  ��������� Have you heard the Cabin and  River Songs and Negro Lullnbys  uing by coluied singt rs ? If so, you  will not miss hearing the Dixie Jubilee Singers in the Methodist church  next Tuesday evening.  ���������Now is the time for Syrup. Pure  Maple Syrup, Imperial half lb. tins, at  $2.2.1 por tin: Java cane syrup, lialf  gallon tins ")0c, .Manila Drips, half  gallon tins, 50c. at C. li. Hutno &  Co.  Walter  Bews,   Phm. B.  DRUGGIST &  STATIONER,  tsrSe.nl to-lhe Hume Illock  The Mail's Idiot.  The Editor Ri-VBi-vroKE Hj-fmld:  Sru: As tenants in the Tapping  Block wo desire, through your columns to resent the contemptible  allusion made to some one of the  tenants Iiy your erstwhile friend,  "Hot Air .lack." Not one "of the  tenants use the living rooms on the  second floor in tho Tapping block for  a woodyard, nor do they 1-un a skipping rope performance. We have no  hesitancy in making the assertion  that Mr. "Hot Air Jack" is deliberately asserting tin untruth. Mr.  Hnggen has frequently been running  bis engine and machinery on Sunday,  much to the annoyance'of the tenants  of tho building who have stood it  without complaint so far. When we  are desirous of rending the Scriptures  on Sunday afternoon, tho shaking of  tho building occasioned by tbo jarring  and noise of tho machinery' will often  turn the loaves,, which is the only  redeeming feature of* this  gentleman's dosecration of  bath.  Thn liking   you   for   space:  valuable paper.  Yon i's tru  LEADERS  IN  UP-TO-DATE-MF.THODS  IN THE CIGAR BUSINESS  _and have built up.our business  by   giving   the    test   for   the  _��������� .money . .. . ���������* '**'  The largest selection of Cigars  and Smokers' Supplies in the  City to chose from.  TOBACCONISTS  BROWN'S  ���������     GOOD GOODS. r   -  CONFECTIONERS  Mails Attack on Mr. Taylor.  To E'iitor Revelstoke Herald:  I would like to iisk.E. A. Haggen, of  the Kootenay Mail, wheie. he got his  information from regarding tho shelving of Mr. Thos. Taylor, M. P. P., in  tlie event of another Provincial  election. I have noticed in hisj paper,  that since the last Provincial election  he has been talking of the Conserva-  lives in a vory uagentlonianly|manner.  Ho puts one in, mind of a miserable  cut- with a bad sore.  Hi.** attacks on iho member for this  riding and the McBride Government  in late issues of his paper, would lead  one to believe that" the-Editor of the  Mail is sulTering from softening of the  brain. Again I ask the Editor of the  .Mail to announce in his next issue the  source from which he got his informa-  tiomin regard tp Mr. ._Xti.y_.oj*. and Jibe.  attitude of the Conservative party  .towards him. So far as' I can learn  liiu Conservative party ha e every  confidence in Mr. Taylor, and outside  Iiid Conservative party, the lumbermen of this riding should havo no  '���������utility nfcairi.it Mr. Taylor, who has  been untiring in his efforts to see that  lho lumbermen were given every consideration .and justice, in all matters  ell'octing the lumber industry.  A C0.v8i-.11 vat* vu.  Christian  the Sab-  in   your  FAMOUS  BEAUTY  In days of old when that famous  beauty  Lay down to sleep  a  hundred  years,  Her mind   was free from  care  and trouble,  With nothing there  to cause  her fears.  with her kind  wrinkles   frorti  And thus sleep,  affection,  Kept all   the  her brow;  But in these days of push and  hurry  We  know .such  things don't  happen now.  And so we keep meant* artificial  By which to hold back Father  Time,  And givo you health as well  as  bounty,  You'll fliid   them   all   in   our  Drug Line.  The Tenants.  Chas. J. Quinan, Mgr  RED CKOSS DRUGI-TORE,  No Trace of Lost Children.  Nanaimo, Jan 16.���������About 11 o'clock  Tuesday forenoon last, Mrs. J. Kogers,  of Nicol street,  missed her little girl  aged three, and another aged Jive, the  latter the daughter of Mrs. D.  Jones,  who was staying in  the same liouse.  The children had been playing on the'  street and had gone south in the direction of Chinatown.   Mrs. Kogers, having a baby to look after,  informed a  passerby and the police  were notified  before   noon,   no   particular  anxiety  being felt at the time, as it was never  supposed the little ones  had  I raveled  far.    However, casual search failed to  discover them, and then a hunt was  made more thoroughly, wliich revealed  the iact that the children had gone to  Parker   Williams'   place   during   the  afternoon, at Chase river.   At 1.30 the  =same=afternoon-the*crew-on=the-E;-(S:  N. railway  wrecking   train   saw   the  children at the crossing of the railway  at Southiield road,  nearly four iniles  from home. Tliey also saw a Japanese  near lhem coming towards Nanaimo.  Search parties  liave failed entirely  to get a truce of the children  beyond  this with tho exception of tracks near  Southiield shaft, a quarter of a mile  further on near the big swamp, which  is deep in places.   The Japanese  wus  traced to Nanaimo,  thence  to  Union  and back  by sleamer  to Ladysmith,  when   provincial constables arrested  him.    lie is a married man and works  un a ranch owned by Provincial Constable Cassidy at Ladysmitli. The Jap  said he saw the children, passing them  on tho road,   but   did   not   speak   to  tbem.    Hundreds  of ihen have been  out every day,   but  no   sign   of   the  missing ones can be found. One theory  is that they have fallen into a swamp,  another that, they  were   lost   in   the  bush and perished in the cold of Tuesday-night.    Still'others fear foul play'  or kidnapping owing to  the complete  disappearance.       Tonight . the     city  council-offered a reward of'$250,  and  will ask the provincial government to  augment it.  CARD OF THANKS  The undersigned hogs leave to ten-  dor thanks to Kire Brigade No. 2 for  tlie prompt and efficient manner  which was exercised in putting out  the fire in the Palace restaurant and  to the citizens generally for their  kindness and consideration during  I ho dolay and trouble "occasioned by  the Ure.  Mrs, McKitkick.  --Negro comic songs as well as classical selections by the Dixie Jubilee  Singers;  The Eva Stamp Mill in Operation���������Reports From Beatrice,  Silver Dollar and Mammoth,  From Camborne Miner.  With a clash, bang, bti-r-r, the  stamps at the Eva mill commenced tu  drop on the morning of Jan. *1 as the  mill was put into commission for the  tlrsL timo since operations were  suspended last August owing to the  trim 1 and mine buildings being burned  out by the terrible forest firo that  swept the lower slope of Lexington  mountain. All the machinery has  since been overhauled by master  mechanic J. T. Vogler, and when the  power was admitted to the water  wheels on Wednesday tho rniachinery  started without a hitch and is now  working like a charm. Tlie tram,  -which has been rebuilt under the supervision of Mr. J. AV. McLood, also  went into commission on the same day  as the task of transporting oro fro.u  mine to mill. Owing to all the cables  being brand new, the tram is working  a little stiff, but this will disappear  when the cables got limbered up aftor  a few weeks usage. Construction of  the baby tram which will connect the  upper working with the main train is  progressing nicely, all the towers being in position. When this tram is  completed, ore for mill treatment will  be available from all parts of the mine.  The resumption of operations at the  Eva mill is hailed with delight hy  Caiubornites, as the sound of the falling slumps echoing through the town  seems to instill a confidence that cannot bo explained. It is anticipated  that in a littlo while thc Eva Gold  Mines, Ltd., will install a compressor  to facilitate development, the project  now being under discussion.  THE BE.V.TK1CE  Rawhiding of ore from the Beatrice  mine to Camborne is proceeding  merrily, the trail being in excellent  condition, and to date something "like  200 sacks have been brought down.  The weather is all that could bo  desired for that particular kind of  work.  THE SILVER DOLLAR,  Thirteen hundred feet of wooden  pipe arrived tit Beaton this week for  the Elwood Tin work eis Mining Oo. to  be used for conducting water from  Mohawk creek to the Silver' Dollar  mill for power purposes. A contract  for hauling tlie pipe from Beaton to  the Silver Dollar litis just been awarded to Crawford & Co. The pipe will  he hauled up at once to take advantage of tlie' favorable - weather now  prevailing. ~~F. C. Green, P. L. S.,  was at the Silver Dollar surveying the  dilfeient claims which comprise this  group. Work at the mine is progressing in the usual favorable  manner.  MAMMOTH   GHOUP  All tiie ore that was rawhided from  the Mammoth group, on Goat Mountain, on the mouth of Buhy Silver  creek, has been hauled into town and  is now heing transported to deep  water landing at Beaton. The shipment consists of about 40 tons of very  high-grade galena ore, in which there  is considerable grey copper. The  tonnage tvas to have been larger, but  owing to the severity of the weather  011 the summit of Goat Mountain,  where the Mammoth is situated, raw-  hiding bad to be suspended. It is the  intentirn to resume operations at the  property in March",' by which time it  is thought that the severity of the  winter weather will be over, when an  effort will be made to transport the  remaining ore to the timber line,  from whence it can be taken at any  time.  Output of Mines for IO-M*;  From the Provincial Department'* of  Mines it* has been nscertaineVl that  the approximate output of minerals in  .he Province of British Columbia; for  the year whicli litis just closed.'is! in  excess of that of the year before, *hy  .$2,271,01(3, The total value qf-*.:tl>e  mineral produced within the confines  of the province during tho year^vhieh  ended on December 31,- lOOt.-J-was  $10,770,000. Tho total amount:of  mineral produced other than dotil in  the year amounted to $]i*5,300,0(X}. The  .���������imo'iiiif ol* gold produced, botli* from  (piartz and placer, during thqr.-year  1 hut has gone into the care Of ithe  historian, was iu excess of that of1*the  vear beforo. in 1001 thcamoont of  gold taken from the earth amounted  to HiO.IOO.OOO; Unit secured in ll$8.was  $."),iS7.'5,020, slightly over half a million  dollais loss than ihat of tins youi1. just  passed. The silver product ;'of tho  province iu ll)0i was also in excess of  that, of lho vour previous. Tho '.silver  output or m'OI was .$2,200,000, \frliich  was? $078,528 in excess of |.ht������ year  J00H, when tho amount of silvevHakon  from the British Cutiiihliin. *iiiincs  totalled $1.5*21.172. - The copper produced last vear was slightly* in "iexcess  of that mined in ll)0a. During 1001*  tho total output was .$1,000,000.. Tho  lend mined in 1001 was ? valued at  $()80,7'i-t, a total much less than, that  of 1003. Thc coal anil coke produced  in the province tvas valued, at .1ji.332,-  207, the amount being the same as  mined in the year that preceded.'?/'  Qjin  Revelstoke Assessment  District.   :  NOTICE is hcroliy given, in nccorrtanco with  tlieht'-tUil-e.s. tluit JMovinciiil R-uvcnuo Tax uud  ull iivii'Huil I'ia'cm ami income lux, assorted and  lcueil mnloi tlio "AssuHbiiiuiiL Act, 11)1)3" for the.  J.evcl'.tolc-u Ahsu-hiiiciiL DUtiiet, aro.-/lno nnd  ���������pay al iiu for thu yo:irl!)_*5, at my*-office, situate at  thu (Joint Uuuyo, Kevolstoko. Thi4 notico, in  tunny of law, i.s equivalent to a pciaonal: demand  by mo upon all put .sons liable for taxon.   -  Daled at Uu vela toko, JS. C, tliis 3r4 day of  January, 11)03. -  FllKD FRASER.  Assessor and Colloetor.  Ituvolbtoke Asaeasmunt'District.  NOTIOE. 3  X-vtieo isiicioby given that HO rinya after date I  intemi to mako application to the Chicf:,CommU-  aitmer of Lamls and Wuikri foi a upecial licence  to out. ami cany away timber from tho following  described lamls situated in Lillooet District:  1. Commencing at a post maiked ���������'"Geo. A.  Laimm-iV south east coiner post" and. planted at  a point on the west lunik of/L'mn Turn Lake about  oiie milo above iieadof Upper Adams river, thence  noi Lh 80 cbaina, theneo west 8o ehains,- thence  HiuLli So chains, thencu east So chains Lq the place  of commencement.   Located 5th -Tanuarj;, 10o5.  2. Commencing at a post marked -'.'Geo. A.  Laimntib' noith west corner post" and planted at  a point near mouth of Dudgeon Creek ami near  S. Cavo'rf south west coiner post on the cant bunk  of Adams i iver, tbence cast So ' chains^ tlience  soutii So chains, theuce west 8o chains, thenee  noith So chains to the place of commencement.  Located lntliJaiiuary/lOofi. "  Dated tliialfith day of January, !9o5.   "_,'  C1KO. A/LAMMERS. -  A  WHEN YOU WANT  NIGHT OB DAY  BING  UP  Telephone No. 27  STAND AT UNION HOTEL  Jno. M. McCalliim  Wood for Sale.  ��������� Having established" a permanent  wood yard, the citizens .can deppnd-ton  getting flrst class dry' wood'.at all  times. ,' 7*      *  BOBERT SAMSON.  rfi rft: ifr i*_Ti ***** ���������**������ ********** ***'* ***** ���������***��������� ������***��������� ������***������ **k* ������***������ ���������*** l'i i*_*i 1*1*1 ���������*__*��������� ���������'fri'i'fri iTn t't'i rfl t' i  Tt ,��������� ���������������������������j,* *^* *^s ijrt TjLi ij^i ���������*! ijp %L������ *x* 'X"_y vL *_L" %L" *X* *X****** *Xr **%** ?X 'X" "X* M������ ^ *  l  v ���������������������������   it  'J- *    ������  THANKS���������  "We beg to thnnk our old and new  friends for their liberal patronage dining  last year. May our business associations  be as pleasant during tho coming year.  To start the new year in a proper  manner, let us place an artistic piano in  your home on easy payments.   "We are  exclusive agents for the following pianos "  of world-wide reputation :���������  tjteinway & J'ons  Williams  Chase 8 ������aker piano Player  \t  if  tyr  i't  it  ilf  it  it  it  i't  i'f  i't  i't  i't  ; O..  *r  _'+  ffordheimei? o.  ffewcombe o  it\  A card or call brings you handsome  catalogues and particulars of our easy  payment plan.  HI  ftf-  REVELSTOKE   INSURANCE  AGENCY, LIMITED.  REAL ESTATE  LOANS  INSURANCE.  -1!  -il  ty ty ty tytty ty ty tyty tytyty ty ty ty ty ty tytytytytytyty i


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