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 lisS.'  *Wi  Vl      -J"\;  .'     /  .--,...������- **- jt  j^JSTJD  -������������������''i :.!-'*..''__���������  RAILWA     ".:Mv'E-H/S   JOURN.Ai^,  ���������^  JAN 23 1005  \  Vol    XVI: NO.  4  (. B. Hi  REVELSTOKE B. C.   THURSDAY,  JANUARY 26j 1908   : '��������� ��������� ' '-^ i''''-^_ : /*���������, "  '*   $2 OO a IfearTiriAdvance  Department Store.  ' \  We have made a big purchase of small samples of *  Hosiery, Ladies' Si/.cs, all kinds.     We   won't  describe them here. *. You come in and examine them.  " Our price on this line is 25c. per pair.  BARGAINS IN LADIES' SWIGS  A few Ladies' Suits left, Size 34.       Regular $20.00  Now $11.75  "���������One Black Silk Suit, Size 34.    Reg. $23.00  -    v , Now $13-75  One Shepherd Check, Size 36.  Reg. $20.00  Now $12 75  A let of Waists J5oc.       AJot of Woolen Skirts $1.75.  Ladies' (oats,  Sizes, 36  " 38  11       40  We have several Ladies' Coats, in  Dark Grey and Fawn/ Sizes 36, 38 and  40.    You can buy a  $15 Coat for $7 SO  $12 SO Coat for $S 25  $ 9 75 Coat for $5 25  Slater Slioes  - - .   ���������"*������������������'"  -FOR: "MEN���������The ^acme.  of Shoer"Perfection. We'  are headquarters for the *  Slater Shoe in thelnerior,''-  and for comfort, economyl  and general,, satisfaction, "  buy the Slater.       _ .  "-1 We have the J. & T.  Bell and Keefer���������the most  up-to-date and- perfect'- "fit-  ting Shoe made. They are  in greaTdemand���������th~e~queen**  ot Fine Shoes for Ladies.  If you are desirous of  getting a pair we would ask  you to come and  Sec Our Window on Madigmle Ay.  Id Our (irony  Our- collection bf Staple  , and Fancy Groceries .cannot be surpassed in ^ the  Province. The continuous  selling we have here insures fflfy  everything being fresh. If  you are not one of our customers for Groceries send  us word and we will call.  (. B. HUME & (0., Limi  THE ANNUAL  HOSPITAL BALL  Most Successful   Ever Held in  the City���������Drill Hall   a Scene  of Gaiety and Mirth���������Over 200  People Present.  The font Hi .annual hospit.il ball,  which took place in the dull h.illlnst  Thursday evening was coitiutily un  enjoyable and successful lunction. In  fact ib was "the unanimous opinion  of nil piesent that fiom every standpoint it was the most successful  ever held in the city ot Kevelstoke.  The Ladies Guild, undei whose au*>-  piee<3 the bill was held, and especially  the committee in chaige consisting of  Mis. If. A. Lawson (picsident), Mis.  J. M. Scott (secy.-tiens.), Mis G. M.  Clink, Mis. A. E. Phipps,-Mrs. "W.  lilson, Mis. A. E. Kincaid, Mis. P.  Uooley, Mis. R. Uiquhatt, Mrs. T. II.  Dunne, aie deserving of the highest  piaise for the indefatigable way in  whicli they woi ked to ensuie it's success, and they have eveiy leason to  feel gratified at the splendid icsults  which crowned then elfoits. The  ladies weie ably assisted in the reception and entettainmentof theii guests  by the stewards���������Messis. Phipps, 31c-  Catter* Kilpatiick, Lawson, Hooley,  Uiquh.it t, Elson, Pinkham and Kincaid. Admirable foiethought was  shown in attending to tho smallest  details and nothing was lucking that  could in any way add to thecomfoit  and enjoyment of those piesent.  The hall was tastefully decoiated  with flags and bunting,**vvhilc lace and  chenille cul tuns vveie'draped over the  windows. The floor w.is in excellent  condition,.-ind the Revelstoke Independent* Band* furnished dimming  music which made dancing an iue-  sistible ple.isure. Theie were over 200  people piesent and the scene when the  floor was' occupied was puticulaily  one QJtgaiety .uid'miitli. 7 The gallery  was ci on ded < with, spectators ja\*o  gazed with admiration upon the animated scene beneath them, discussing  the while the 'many lovely ~ and  dainty gowns worn by the ladies, and  listening with evident enjoyment to  the music.  Dancing was commenced about 9.30  o'clock when, by special invitation of  the Ladies' Guild, Lhe Mayoi and  Mrs. Brown led the grand match. Mr  Robot t Goidon and Mr. J. Guy Baiber  officiated with their accustomed dignity as" masteis of "ceremonies. The  ptogramrue was as follows :  Grand "Mnrcli���������Marcli Giaml Entree    Vanclercook  Lancers���������Iola              .             . , Bowsr  Vi altz���������J res .Tolie "tt aldtuife]  l������o **tei>���������lhe Matinee Girl Hall  Mihtai-v Stliottisclie���������Tlie Half W J A Sawjer  w altz���������Anions: the Hoses               .     . Barnliouse  Two Step���������Pollj Pum . . -  Henry  Ihree Step���������lhe Kose Bejel  Lancers -Columbia.                   . .     rerraz**;  Waltz���������Mj Queen. .. Bucalousi  Jeraej���������boh'iera in tlie Park . Moiickton  ���������Iw o -jttp���������1 he tow boj , M i rail  Walt?���������La Viola Carlo Mora  Lancers���������Original London  1'n o Step���������Soldiers of. fortune ..            He' cr  lliree Step���������Bluo Dress Coilliii  Waltz���������Cordelia Smith  Militan Stliottischc���������xhe SnectcsfrGiTl  Be>or  Lancers���������Jockey Club                    . Mackie JJe\cr  Wult7���������Se������������paper Row           r- .   Sloan  I no Step���������Wedding teait ,Ta>lor  Jersej���������llarche Du Coi'i 3           . .           &ncnc>  V, ill*'���������Lu^e? Dreamland        - .     ...Boaler  Iwofatep-U & Jilue Jackets .   Be-xr  Waltz���������1 rue Ujc-1 . .       Sinitli  Supper was set red in the basement,  the tibles being set in a most inviting  and appetisinginannerwith an endless  variety of delicacies and tiiumphsof  the culinary ait. While supper was  being serred Miss Shook (piano), and  Mr. R. N. Doyle (\iolin), played a  number of extias, as did also Miss  Muiiel Buck, which were very much  appieciated.  After the entire company had refreshed themselves the second half of  the programme was entered upon  and dancing continued wilh unabated  rigor until 4 a.m., when the party dispersed aftei singing the- National  Anthem. ' - ^  Following is a desciiption of the  dresses so far as could be asceitamed:  Mrs.H A. Brown, red brocaded silK.  Mrs. Sine, white silk ciepe de chene  with chtlfon tiiminings.  Mrs. McPherson, rose pink voile,  creani tiimming.  Mrs. Ludgate (Airowhead), blue  grey voile with cieain and red trimmings.  Mrs. McVeigh, black silk.  Mrs. F. B. Lewis, black crepe de  chene.  Mrs. H. Lewis, pale green crepe de  chene.  Mrs. Wells, blue \oile.  Mrs. Holten. black crepe de chene.  Mrs. Atkins, giey crepe de chene  over jellow silk.  Mrs. Van Home, blue btocaded silk.  Mrs. McCarter, pink silk nioite  trimmed n ith the new shade of blue  chiffon.  Mrs. Graham, pink voile, yellow  trimmings.  Mrs. Morrison, fawn voile with  cream trimmings. ���������  '���������-.-'"..���������'  Mrs. D. M.Rae, Mack silk net, velvet ������nd sequin trimmings. .'.-���������������������������  ,���������������������������    .;     -'      ���������       - *.,.���������-.  ,. Mrs. Bradshaw, white silk.  Mrs. IJ. A. Lawson, black silk with  overdress of net.  Mrs. Scott, silk net over white satin..  .   Mrs. J. Purvis, white silk over pink.  Mrs. Solloway,'black silk; '   ���������  Mrs. Phipps, silver ;sequin , over  blnck silk.  0   Mrs. J. McCiillnm, pale green organdie over blue, pink tiiiiimings.  ���������   Mrs. J. Fraser, black net."  Mrs. Bongaid, black silk.  Mrs. MclCitrick. black silk'with lace  overdress, sequin trimmings.-' *  Mis 13. Jackson,black silk gtcnadme  sequin ti miming-*.  Mis. A. E. Kincaid, white bioculed  silk.  Mis. T. t-l. Dunne, black silk organdie, o\ct black tattcla, pink carnations  in the coi sage.  Mis. R. S. Teague, black peau de  soio with black silk net ovctdie&s,  sequin trimming.  Mis T. Kilpatiick, gieen silk with  ovei di ess of "silk net, cl.ifCon ti Huntings.  Mis. Callin, green silk with, black  tiunmings, pink carnations. in the  coinage.  Mrs.  McKenzie, blue silk, pink carnations in tho corsage..  Mr*-. Bingamon, black silk.  Mrs. A. McRae, black lace over yellow satin.  Mis. Tomhnsr.n, fawn voile over  yellow. > "  Mis. G. M. Ol.uko, black silk.  Mis. Uiqubatt, black silk.  Mis. Elson, old lose ciepe de chene,  cream It mini nigs." J  Mrs. Fhndtr black gown, sequin  trimmings.  Mis. J. Lyons, .-white organdie  with lace tiimmiiiKS  Mis. McDonald (Field), white organdie.  M.ss Shook,- pink btocaded silk,  princess stvle. '*  Miss L "(i.  McPhadden. cream silk  with cieam lace and led satin nbbon.  Miss E Adair, cteam tiepe de chene  with chiflon trimmings.  Miss Temple, while silk.  Miss Fife, blick net and chiffon.  Miss F. Palmer, white silk. J  Miss Buck, ct earn "cloth with chiffon  tiunmings. ..  "Miss M. Buck, palc*',grecn with pink  cuiifou. ~     i     "->  Miss Spuiling, cieam enshmete.  Miss Oallm, vvhitejOigandie.  Miss llobbs, pilo^Iue cashmeie.  Miss McLennan, pale blue silk and  black. "      _*'���������-���������       -  Mn?s Walker, white silk, over light  blue. "���������    >���������-        ������  JMiss K. McLern.in, bl<j������ik jilk. - -.  ' Miss CnlsontFieia), htwn voile.  Miss Cochiano, til ick^penu de soie,  led cot nation*- in the? co. sage. '  i Miss Stevenson, blue ciepe de"chene  with pink tiimiiungs.      -   - -  Miss Valentine, figutecVblue muslin.  Miss   Colley,, figured   muslin  with  chiflon tiimnnugs. '  Miss Opleman, white voile..  Miss D.ur.igh, black silk voile.  Miss Tingley (Anowhead), pink silk,  black tiimming.  Jliss Foote, black \oiIc, ted roses.  Miss McKinnon, white brocaded silk  pi incess style*���������" '  Miss Fiaser, black net.  Miss Kiuch, white oigandie.  Miss P. Waid, white voile.  Miss D Smith, blue voile.  Miss  E   B.  Dunne,  pink silk with  ovei cli ess of the new  shade of blue  ciepe de chene, peail tiimnnngs.  Miss McKenzie, white voile.  Miss Callin, white silk.  REVOLUTION  IN RUSSIA  THE ONTARIO  ELECTIONS  Whitney  Wins  with   48   of  a  -Three Cabinet Mm*  Majonty-  isters   Defeated���������Ross  has a  Narrow Escape.  Toronto, Jan. 20.���������Tho piovincial  general elections weie held thiough-  out the piovince of Ontaiio yesteiday,  with the-lesult that Mr. .T. P. Whitney, the leader of the Libeial-Con&ei-  vative patty, swept the piovince,  having 73 Consei vativcs at his back,  with an opposition of 25 Liberals  Thiee of the cabinet miuisteis  went down to defeat, while Picmicr  Ross had a nit 1 ow escape. The thiee  ministets defeated were Hon. J. M.  Gibson, Hon. F.13. A. Evantmel, Hon.  F. R. Latchfoid. Among the ma*or-  ities for the Conservative niembeis  elect the most notable weie: Leader  Whitney by 500 majoiity in Dundas ;  Dr. Beattte Nesbitt in West Toronto  by 1,890, and Gamey irom Manitoulin  by 400 majoiity, nnd_ throughout the  prpvince in nearly every caso -tho  Conservatives won by exceptionally  large majotities. The cities of Otitaiio  with the exception of Ottawa returned  Consciv.ative candidates with big  majorities.  Amateur Dramatic Society.  At a meeting of the Amateur Dramatic Society last niglit the following  officers weie elected for the ciuient  year:  Hon. Pros.���������Mis. T. H. Dunne.  President��������� W M. Lawrence.  Secy.-Tieas.���������W. A. Chambeis.  Executive���������W A. Henry, J. W.  Chilton, D. M. Hae  . Stiige Manager���������T. H. Dunne; assistant, W. A. Henry.  Wardrobe and Library���������Mrs. Dunne.  Properties���������B. M. Rae, O. P-Utaer.  Peaceful Demonstrationbf. Striking Workmen Turned Into  Scene of Bloodshed���������Torch of  Insurrection.  St. PurunsmiiiG, Jan. 2*5.���������Sunday  w.is a day ot unspeakable honor in  St Peteisbuig. The stnkeis goaded  t > despoiation by a day of Molence,  luiy and bloodshed, aie 111 a state of  open in*nniection agaiust the Government. A condition almost bordeiing  on civil wai exists in the tenoi strick  en Russian capital. The city is under  ni.utial law, with Piince Vasilithikolr  as commander of over 30,000 of the  enipeiot's ciack gu.uds. Ttoops ate  bi\o 1 icking 111 the stieets and at various place*** on the Nevsky Piospect,  the main thoroughfare ot tho city. On  the island of Va**sili Ostiov and in the  industrial sections mfuiiated men  hivethiownupbarucades, which they  ate holding.  Ministei of Interior Sviatopolk-  Mnsky ptctented to his majesty the  invitation of the woikmen to appear  at the wintei Palace and teceno their  petition, but the empetoi's advisers  alieady had taken a decision to show  a tesoliite fiont and the emperor's  answet to 100,000 workmen, tiymg to  make their way to the palace squaie,  was .1 solid anay of tioop**, who met  them with nlles, bayonet and sabie.  The piiest Go|)on, Lhe leader and idol  ot tlie men, in his golden vestment,  holding alott the cioss and matching  at the head ot the thousinds ot work-  nifii, thiough the N.nva Gale, niii-  aculously escaped a \ olley which laid  low a lim.died peisons.  The flguies of the totnl number  killed l.eie, aL Lhe Jloscow gate, at  the \ 11 iou> lui(l_ os uid islands, and at  the Wintei Pal ice \ai}. Thu estimate  is 1 hat o(J_, allhough theie ate ex.ig-  geiatcd hguies placing lhe number as  high as 1,000, weie killed. The men  weie accompanied by then wives and  cluldien and 111 tlte confusion which  lr*lt no lime fot disciimmation, the  latter shated the^fate of the men. Tbe  troops, with the e**.ccption ot a single  legunent. which is .tepoited to have  llnown 'down " theii aims, lemained  loyal and obeyed oicleis. But the  ii'nnd-wiu h cLimsoned the snow and  fired the"btains and p.tssioii** of the  slnkeij* ,md turned women, as well as  men, into wild beasts; andHhe- cry rof  if he mfuiiated populace is foi -.nothing'  bnb vengeance. ' -   ������ -- ,  Lvrcit���������List night St. Petersburg  was declared in a state of seige. Over  100,000 weie out on the stieets and  iiimois of new movements of the  stukets to attack the militaiy is heard  on every hand. At Moscow the situation concerning the military author!  ties is much moie senous than that in  St Petetsburg. Out of ovei 1,000,000  inhabitants, over two-thuds aie wotk-  nien, including an exceedingly lough  and tutbulent element. The troops  there aie less, .md the city does not  lend itself, like St. Peteisbuig, to  na.tui.il battieis to the stukets.  WE BEG TO THANlv OUR MANY CUSTOMERS AND FRIENDS FOR THEIR LIBERAL  PATRONAGE DURING THE PAST YEAR AND  EXTEND TO ONE AND ALL A HAPPY AND  PROSPEROUS   NEW  YEAR.  ������16 Jlw(#a  pn  ; Largest, Cheapest, and tie Best Selected  G STORE  Our Stock is the  For Fall Purchasers  D.'xie Jubilee Singer1".  The Epwnith League of thc Mtth-  odist chinch aie to lie congi ilulatud  on bunging bn tlic (ibv the Willi-uns'  Dixie Iiilntce .Snivels, _who gi*e one  ot the best mi sical enlcil iiniiient**  e\ci li'iidi'ipil in Ki^el-lole 'I'he  chilli h was will filled lijbh Tuesday  and Wednesday cncniiig**, aud .1 fair  itlend nice wAs nlso piesent at Tuesday attei ntion's matinee. -The  solas'w 010 all fust class, but the singing of the company in conceit w.is the  best pait of the etiLeibaininent and in  Ihesenumlicis is wheija they show to  host-Xiivant.rge7" tho~\ 01c es~blcnding  peifectly. All the nuiiibeis were  lieaitily encoted, the company responding good natuiedly. Thc rendering of the selection, "Niuahoe" is  specially wotthy of mention. Should  the company leturn to Revelstoke  thoy will le assmed of a bumper  house.  They are Seriously 111  The Hi-jit*.i.i) legiels to announce  the senous illness of two ol Kevel-  stoke's ptomising young men 111 the  peisons ot Mr. Watt of the Imperial  Bank and Mi. Appleton ol Bew's  DiugStote, whojue both now lying  in the hospital, and leceivmg eveiy  cate and attention possible. Some  two weeks ago Mr. Watt, while jilay-  mg hoekej, met with an accident  which caused 11 fiactuie of the bridge  ot the noso and the seven ing of an  arteiy under tho left eye. Ileiiioirhage  tiom the wound has* weakened him  and his condition at piesent is nob vci 7  's.ttisfactoty and is the cause of con-  si leiable anxfeby to his fi iends. Mr.  Appleton was suflcuug fiom a sty on  his left eye, which tesulted in blood  p6isomng setting 111. Yesteiday he  vvas taken to the hospital for treatment and enquuy this morning elicits  tho information that the patient is  very low and unconscious.  The C. P. R. Depot.  he pi 01  O.P R,  1oposed  im-  In connection with the  plans in tegaid to the  provements in the city, tho Hcualu  is infoimed that the appiopnations  asked for tbis year for the election of  a depot and yaid impiovements are  practically the same as weie asked  for and granted last year. It is  certainly to be hoped that the C.P.R,  will take up the matter of construction this year and not allow the grant  tc again lapse,  DRESS   GOODS.  Here we have taken particular pains* to lie next to the London  and Paris fashions and can show you Goods which Dame Fashion  says are right.       "  LADY'S   CLOTH J  In the  Leading Colors���������Green, Brpwn, Blue, Red and-Black.  ���������with Lighter aiid-DarkctvShade*. for Strapping," will be found among  the most Fashionable Dresses this fall.   ,^ ���������   .        , - ���������>  ���������-    , ;���������-"       , TWEED   SUITINGS -" -"\S~      -  '.  '  We have."ome TradeiWihners in*all Dark anil Lighter'Shades  'of Importpd'Scittcli Tweeds' at very low  Prices.     Drop   us a note  and we vvill be" pleasecl to's-eiul samples."   ^ " , ~ ,  -     -    _   **..tf'sV"\V'F'P?   EVENINGj WEAR ^-~~'     <  v "Among the-Leading "Shiides'shtJwTi'lliis Season in Voiles, Silk''  -"Writ-j3fe,*iE������-irej"ifi?*"ancl Crepe-derehene of'which we have a nice range  to chbbsoi-from.,, -i ~ _'-*',*' ,=  _ v*.*?-?."^., '   -^ DRESS* TRIM MINGS  IiiHhis Line we have eyerylhing,lo be found in the Ve"ry Latest  "Pashio"iis.\      ' -   "   -''���������=*'*������������������!_/������      -" v   -  v-   ,%,        MEN!S;~WEAR   DEPARTMENT        .     ~t, '  '   [  "We have-'-jjist taken htto^itock a New Supply of Clothing, Hats *���������  nnd Caps, Sweaters, Shirts, Ties. .Underwear and Boots and Shoes.  rAn Inspection o������-these Lines.will convince you of ther Unequalled  Values. " !������.       -  l~r * r -  -   . -PAY   THE  STORE   A  VISIT  ' TV '   -     ���������  Whether you'.huy-or-no(   we will be pleased to give you any  lnfoi mation vou clesirfr.about our Xew Stock.  .     e- '    ' i.   ?*. -* . *       - t 1  DRESSMAKING DEPARTMENT NOW IH FULL SWINC FOR FALL ORDERS  W. J. GEORGE,  Mackenzie  Avenue.  MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.  >-., v*l  *.4<t.������sl  .*���������*. Jt. ft, jt, Jt. Jt. Jt. Jt. Jt. Jt. .****. .***��������� .*K Jt. .**������. .ttZ-JtH'jj..  ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty  PRICES  AWAY  DOWN  Wc still liave tlie knife in.our prices.  Come in and see what wc are doing  in Boys' Clothing. This great Sale  will only last another week. Our  Entire Stock of Boys' Clothing must  be,clcared"out by that time to make  room for our New Stock. "Such* low  prices " have never been known���������- in  Revelstoke before.  ll  THE fIT REfORM  (LOW STORE  ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ty tyty ty* ty ty ty ty ty "I1 '$-.$"$"������ t  t  li  ���������A g*-**^**^*****:*********-^  About the  ....House  *������������*_*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  SELECTED RECIPES.  Sheet Cake.���������One egg, ono cup of  sugar, two cu-ts ot buttor or lard,  one-half cup ol milk, two cuys of  flour, two teaspoonfuls of biiKiug  powder. Cream sugar, buttcr and egg  mi-dug in milk and flour alternately  until used up; beat in the bal.iug  powder. Bake in shallow pan. When  cold dlvi'do into two shoots by cutting tlirough witK a long, sharp knife  tind fill with tlio following tilling:  Boil, constantly stirring until spongy,  one cup of sugar, two cups of butter,  yolks of two eggs, grated rinds and  Juice of two lemons. When cold  spread on lower sliect, replace upper  and ice with th'o too whites hen ten  stiiT. four tablespoonfuls of sugar  added, flavored to taste. Place in  ovon a moment to harden.  Frieb Bread���������Slice stale bread in  rather thick slices. Beat Up two eggs  with" th'rce tablespoonfuls of sugar and  one pint of milk and lay the bread  in until well soaked. Then fry in  hot lard.  Boiled Icing for Cakes.���������Two cups  of granulated sugar, ono of Water.  Whites of two eggs. Boil in a saucepan until tho syrup Hardens wlien  drnp_ _t������ in Ico water. Beat the  whites of tKe eggs to a stiff froth" and  Uroi a little at a timo of the hot  syrup in, beating st&:idily all tlio time.  After all the syrup has boon poured  .in beat a few 'drops of vanilla in.  Spread on the ca.Ec at onoe. Care  must he taken that the syrun is boiled to just tho right [Joint. If it  cook* too long the icing will be stiff  and dry; if not long enough" it will  senl*: into th'e cake.  - Sponge Drops.���������Beat to a froth  throe eggs and one cup of sugar. Stir  into this ono heaping cup of siftod  flour, in which" two teaspoonfuls of  baking powder have been mixed. Butter tin sheets witlh washed butter  '(free from salt) and drop in teaspoonfuls threo, inches apart. Bako  in a quick oven.: Flavor with' .vanilla. ���������    .  Soup Made from Turkey Bones.���������  Put the bones in a boiler with' about  two quarts of water, and boil until  all th'e substance is out of them, and  .then tako them out. Add to the soup  one tablespoonful of rice, one or two  stalks of celery (chopped fino), chopped onion and pepder to taste. This  makes a delicious rich' soup out of a  part th'at  is usually thrown  .--.way.  Braised Beef���������Tho toughest, cheapest steak" can be made into a most  appetizing    dish'   if   braised. Salt  an'd pepper it, an'd put it in a little  boiler, just covering it witli water,,  nnd set on the back of tlie stove, letting it simmer slowly for two or  ih'ree (hours. By that time the thick,  tough" steak will bo cooked into the  tenderost of meat, and th'e water  cooked down into a thick gravy.*  Prune Cornstarch'���������Soak the prunes  over night, and boil them-until just  tender. Tlien make cornstarch' of  two eggs, three tablespoonfuls of  cornstarch. Put tlic milk on in a  'double boiler and bring to a boil.  Beat the eggs an3 sugar and add to  .them the cornstarch thinned with" a  little milk'. Then add to the milk,  ���������stir until it thickens, and take from  ,lho fire, adding a littlo vanilla and  .tHe prunes, chopped into small bits.  Stir well and pour out to cool.*  Hunters' Pudding.���������One cup of  suet, chopped fine; one cup of molasses, one1'cup of milk, three cups of  flour, three level teaspoonfuls of baking pow'der, one-half teaspoon each' of  cloves, mace and allspice, one t'ea-  SFC-oniul of cinnamon, one-half cup  of raisins, chopped fine; one-h'alf cr.-d  ot citron, chopped fine. Mix in order  given. Steam three hours. Eat with  lei.-:on sauce.  "Old Reliable" Cake Mirfaro���������Two  eggs, ono" cup of sugar, twothircls of  a cup of milk, butter th'c size of an  -eggp^two���������teaspponfuls^of���������cream-i^of  tartar, one teaspoonful of soda, one  ieafpoonful of flavoring, saIs, Cour  .to make, stiff batter. Cream stii/ar  and buftcr together, add eggs "(which  must Have been well beaten), then  .th'e milk"; sift in cream tartar, soda  and salt, with" flour, and add flavoring. This mixture may be, in turn,  ���������marble, chocolate, currant, Harlequin  . or layer cako, according as you color,  flavor an'd 'divide it.  Cabbage a la Creole���������Chop fino one  hca'd of cabbage, two onions, two  greet! peppers, ono bunch of celery.  Leave in salt water over night. Then  "drain. Boll enough vineenr to cover,  aifd a little sugar, put into jars and  seal.  BXNTTS FOB  HOME LIFE.  Save fat from soup, as when melt-  od _*own into 'dripping it is useful for  basting meat or frying vegetables.  Brushing mnk'es .th'e Hair shine and  borax baths make it. flufly. Do not  use borax too often or it will bleachv  and rot the hair.  .When peeling lemons for flavoring  ���������Be careful never1 to cut any of t'he  white skin, as it has a very bitter tasto.  Lemon rin'd steeped in th'e wator  in whicli you bath"e Is not only refreshing, but of actual benefit to the  skin, as it forms a splendid tonic.  Salt is an old-fasKioned 'disinfectant, popular in our grandmother's  clay. It has thc advantago of being  non-odorous. Jt is capital for  sprinkling about drains.  Few things aro more soothing for  burns or scalds than tho whito of  on egg poured over the injured place.  It is more cooling than sweet oil and  'cotton.  Long skirls prove morc becoming  ���������Ulan short ones to littlo women. This  rfcn-.ls to *****a-*on, for anything like  a trailed d*������_s gives dignity to its  wearer.  Oil _a.-i**xs ijin ~aJ-*'. pap.cr mny be re  moved by applying a pasto made  of pipeclay and cold water. Leavo  on all night and brush off in tho  niorning. A second application may  be necessary.  To remove red ink stains, moisten  tho spots with strong alcohol acidulated with nitric acid. It is always  desirable to mako a blank experiment lirst, as all materials will not  take the same treatment.  How do tho persons who so fear  night air that they sleep in rooms  with tightly closed windows expect  to livo should thero bo an escape of  gas whilo thoy slumber? Tliey do  not givo themselves ono chance out  of a hundred for their  lives.  Very few peoplo know of the clll-  cacy of starch for toilet uso. This  is especially useful for soro foot.  First wash tho toes with tepid water, but do not soak tliom; wlpo  quite dry, and then (lust with starch  crushed to a powder.  Scrub tho inside of the teapot  with lino salt and then rinse it with  boiling water. Tea will not be good  unloss tho insido of the pot is kept  bright and clean. After use tho  leaves should be taken out inimod-  ately and the pot wiped quite dry.  Two ways of removing iron mould  from linen.���������Hub tho spot with a little povvdered oxalic acid and warm  water. Let this remain to soak for  a few moments and then rinse in  clean water. Wash the spots in a  strong solution of croam of tartar  and water. Repeat if necessary and  dry in the sun.  To clean piano keys���������Dissolve half  an ounce of fino whito wax, shredded  small, with turpentine by heat, till  it become of tho consistency of  cream. Apply a small quantity of  this to the keys with a flannel, and  polish by rubbing woll with soft  rags. Leave tho piano opon for  several hours each week and the keys  will not turn yellow.  Lemon juico and sugar, thickly  mixed, will remove hoarseness and  cure sore throats. Lemons may bo  kept fresh for weeks by covering  them daily with fresh water. A littlo lemon juico in a spoon, then a  dose of castor oil, and a littlo moro  lemon juice over the oil, will mask  the  disagreeable  taste.  A temperance ginger wine is mado  as follows :���������Pour fivo quarts of boiling water on to two .pounds of loaf  sugar and three-quarters of an ounco  of tartaric acid. Whon cold, add  two drachms of essence of ginger,  two drachms of essence of capsicum;  color with a. little burnt sugar and  strain through muslin and bottle.  The nervous housewife. Who lives  in constant dread of firo mny, with  very little .trouble, make an extinguisher that will put out a blaze if  used at once.* All she needs to do  is to put three pounds of salt in a  gallon of water, and to this add one  and a half pounds of sal ammoniac.  This liquid-should bo bottled, and  when the fire is discovered it should  -be poured on it.  Cut one pound of dressed tripe into  square pieces and simmer very gently,  for two hours in one pint of milk  and half a pint of water. Take out  the tripo and place*on a hot dish,  thicken the milk with flour. stir  while it boils for a few moments,  add .half a pound of onions, previously boiled and chopped finely. Let  all cook together for a quarter of  an hour, add a good seasoning of  pepper and salt and serve very hot.  For simple Scotch haggis take a  penny worth of liver, some of suet,  ono small onion, oatmeal, pepper  and salt. Parboil the liver for half  an hour; when cold grate it down:  add the suet shreded fine, also the  onion; pour ln a teacupful of the water in which the liver was boiled,  add pepper an-d salt and as much  oatmeal as will make it nice and  firm; mix all well together, tic in a  floured cloth, plunge into boiling water and boil Ior an hour and a half  or more. This with a dish of mashed potatoes, makes a nice dinner for  the bairns.  ��������� > ;   AN  ELECTRIC   BOAT.  Cuts Its  Own    Canal    Ahead   and  Pills in Behind Itself.  Were that interesting and miscalculating gentleman, Robinson Crusoe,  to find himself upon one of the sand  slopes of the Pacific Coast, he would  ;tHink"that^his-"toilsbme=building--=of  a boat so far from water as to be  unavailable when finished was being  repeated on a large scale. A pit 100  feet long by -10 feet wide and 12 or  15 foet deep has been dug, and in  this, often miles away from any open  water, is built a large, flat bottomed  barge, seamed and caulked arid mado  properly seaworthy.  On tho bargo are erected derricks,  and much strange machinery driven  by powerful electric motors. By the  time all is installed, water has percolated into tho pit, and tho boat,  built under such queer conditions, is  afloat.  This is the gold dredge. Thc sand  with which it is surrounded contains  gold in quantities which would not  pay to work out, except by such a  scientific apparatus as  this.  When operations begin thc sand  and soil in front of tho boat are  dredged up, dumped into sluiceways  on.board, washed, sifted and treated  so as to secure valuable particles,  and'the debris (tailings) is then deposited ovcr tho stern.  The work goes on continually, tho  unwieldy boat gradually eating Its  way through tho marshy slopes, filling In thc canal behind, ns it works  along foot by foot, antl never having  floating room more than a few feet  beyond  its  own  length.  Thc electric current is generated in  a separate power house on land a  short distance away, and corovcyod  to tho motors on board by the usual  conducting wires.   4   CHINA'SCRYFOR REFORM  UNREST IN*   THE  INTERIOR OF  i THE  EMPIRE.  Her Fate Dependent     on  Whether  or Not Western Ideas are  Adopted.  Tho insurrection against tho Chinese Government which has just broken out in Kwang-si, a province in tho  south of Chinu with a narrow frontage on tho Gulf of Tonkin, will call  wider attention to tho unrest und  dissatisfaction in tho interior of tho  empire. A week ago reports from  Szochuen Province on the upper  Yangtso declared that another Boxer  uprising was threatened there.  One of lho latest to speak of theso  disturbed conditions is Dr. O.  Franko, tho official translator of  Chinese in the service of tho Gorman  Government. Ho says that Chinese  scholars and agitators havo boon  writing pamphluts, books and placards and reports on needed reforms  in which they present widly divergent views as to the political dangers of the country and tho causes  that make  the empire  weak.  Many of those publications aro issued from the treaty ports. Only a  littlo while ago tho Pekin Government made a futile effort to have  certain writers in Shanghai token  to tho capital for trial because their  writings were objectionable to tho  Government.  Many of the writers think, the only  way for. China to hold her prestige  is to open thc doors to western knowledge, machinery and ideas of progress. It is interesting to note how  graphically they sum up the causes  of China's troubles ami how thev*  contrast China with other, nations,to  tho great disadvantage of their own  empire.  EUROPE AND CHINA.  Tho following quotations are taken  from translation which Dr. Franko  has just published, and in the flrst  ono tho reformer, Kang Yeu Wei,  contrasts the European Powers with  China :"'���������  "Groat^ European States have a  yearly income of many billions, their  woll trained armies number millions,  thoir armored cruisers count by hundreds, they have modern sciences,  modern machinery, thousands of new  inventions, new books aro brought  out every year; a multitude of peasants, handcrafts, merchants, soldiers; scientists improve from year to  year thoir respective branches of  learning; women and girls, youths  and children, all know how to road  and writo.      Ancl wo?  "Our yearly revenues amount to  70,000,000, our debts to 200.000,-  000 (this refers to tho" indemnity of  war with Japan in 1894-05); all this  shows our financial weakness.  "IV e, do not possess woll drilled  troops, nor armored men of war;  this shows our military weakness.  Modern science, nfodern machinery  are'oi no- tnterest'to-us; "tnis'Shows  our weakness in knowledge.  "Our army has no education, our  educated men do not understand anything pertaining to military matters,  our merchants havo no schools they  need, our peasantry lack education;  and this shows the insufficiency of  our educational system. The masses  devoto thomsoves to contemplation,  and tho educated lack_ energy; and  this shows tho weakness of our character. For this deplorable condition I will quote Chung Hui's words:  'The weak must be subjugated.'  "We have not made any innovations for 4,000 years. In tho foreign  States new life rules, but vvo always  remain the same and  ^LEARN NOTHING XEW.  en to the old classes  and  old j'liil-  osophers."  Hero is a brief extract from a recent Chinoso book, "History of Reform Movement of 1898." Tho extract is takon from a chapter headed "Tho Relations of China to tho  Foreign, * States."  "A dying xnaii lies stricken in his  dcsolato solitude. Ovor him .circle  vultures in wait; below, foxes with  sharpened teeth aro waiting. Even  tho smallest vermin, flies and moths,  mites and ants, swarm in great numbers and strive to get their share.  Such is China's position to-day.  "To bo sure, when tho man suddenly springs up, the wholo crowd  flics away, but when ho remains still,  then foxes and vultures fall one upon  another, fight and disputo tho morsel.  "China's existence or destruction  is a question of tho greatest importance :n tho world's politics. To-day  tho decisive outcome of this question  is at hand. What will bo tho fato of  the sick man?  "There is a rpmedy for him; if ho  takes it he will live; if not, ho will  die. He knows it, thcreforo ho  wants to take it. Ho wants to  gulp it down, but a harder matter  sticks in his throat. * If this matter  is removed tho invalid will bo ablo  to swallow and shall livo; if not, he  won't bo able to swallow and shall  die.-  "Thus life and death arc in his  caso separated only by a hair's  breadth. Such is China's situation  to-day."  The Chinese are also writing moro  than ever on-religious questions and  are giving special prominence to the  view that Confucianism can bo tho  only world religion and that ih the  courso of a few hundred years all  nations will acknowledge this fact  and embrace the teachings of Confucius : thon the world will bo ono  brotherhood and wars will cease.  THE   CAPTAIN'S  STORY.  7,000     Peoplo    Hear  Him Tell  His  Wonderful Adventures.  "Our high officials follow tho rule  'Honor the Emperor and keep away  the barbarians.' Foreigners laugh,  at our antiquated ceremonials and  studied speeches which are meaningless.  "JVe hgve not learned  how to  uti-  "This was the most southerly  point.'' The speaker vvas a Captain  Scott, the explorer, at tho Albert  Hall, London, the other day. Ho  waved his hand carelessly towards  the gigantic screen on which had just  been thrown a vivid photograph of  hummocky ice, and in the foreground  ja sledge with a St. George's cross  fluttering from, its ? pole. Captain  Scott was giving his first public narrative of his three years' sojourn in  the Antarctic regions to an eager  crowd of about 7,000 people.  Wonderful photographs of, ice clifTs,  glaciers, strewn with huge boulders,  hills of ghostly ico, swept across the  screen liko scenes from fairyland.  When winter was fairly established  slodgo expeditions .wore organized.  Captain Scott, with Lieut.. Shackle-  ton and Dr. Wilson, went due    south  v>iu>.. el _d_p,_ .and dogs. _0n._.on_thcy  went till thc dogs" began to weaken  and tho food to become scarce. Then  tho dogs one by one had to bo killed. Finally, when the food was becoming dangerously short, thc little  party had to turn back and retrace  their steps.  Their turning point was "Farthest  South." On the way back to the  ship tho captain and the doctor.had  to draw the sledge with their comrade who had become ill. 'They drew  him  150  miles.? "...���������'   ���������'���������'.  Captain Scott described the most  adventurous day of his life. He was  out on a glacier sledging with tvvo  mon, and. as they were going downhill one man slipped and was swept  off his feet. The other man Was  dragged down, and the sledge descended on to the captain, who was  in front. The three men and the  sledge .went down the ice hill at a  tromendous pace, sometimes leaving  the surface for many yards at a  time. They eventually reached a  level patch, and pulled up safely.  That same day they were all three  lize time,   hence    the catastrophe in.      ... _  __      , ���������    -    ...    ...  thc  wars  with     France   and  Japan;   P"."1* .at <:he sledgo which, the cap*  THE UNEXPECTED.  old  Ho���������Do you     remember your  school friend. Sophy Smythe?  She���������Yes, indeed I do. 'A most absurd-looking thing. So silly, too!  Wha/, became of her?  H/>-Oh, nothing. Only���������I married  hcr.,  Tlio prico  of  nearly everything  high���������unless you  want to soil.  but these reverses did not teach us  anything; therefore wc have to suffer  what  is occurring to-day.  OCCUPATION OF KIAOCHAU.  "The 400,000,000 Chinese aro governed by scarcely 100 high dignitaries^ There are General Governors and^G crv^rffdrsr^ut'rioir-onc=-:ot  them has ever travelled abroad or is  familiar With thc modern works on  European conditions. These aged  men, brought up in old-fashioned  wnys. do not consider it necessary to  knot* anything of now inventions and  modern idens or state of affairs in  foreign countries."  Tho following is an extract from  tho address delivered by I.iang Ki  Chao at thc opening of the high  school for modern science in tho Province of Hunan :  "Knowledge is power. Tho strength  of a nation increases or diminishes  in proportion to its wider or narrower knowledge. Thc colored races  may serve as an example of this.  "Tho East Indians are beginning  to take high places in tho land where  thoy were occupying only subordinate  positions, because they arc constantly improving in knowledge. On tho  contrary, the African negroes, the  Mexican Indians and South Sea Islanders  have been  enslaved again.  "Formerly thc ruling classes wanted to diminish the power of the  masses, therefore they kept them in  ignorance; now it is desirable to increase tho people's power; therefore  their knowledge is widened. It is  essential before everything else to  spread knowledge and diminish ignorance.  "It is necessary to understand  what makes a Stato powerful and'  what weakens It, how knowledge is  fostered ancl ignorance diminished. Tt  is necessary to realize that China  cannot exist as an independent nation if it shuts itself up in its old  views and  IDEAS OF THE WORLD.  "Japanese and European historical works must bo rond in order to  seo that life must progress. Works  on tho.laws of tho country and those  of othor countries must, bo rend in  order to got an idea of the universal  laws governing them. Only aftor  this is done should-tillenlion bo giv-  tain ordered one of the men to keep  a few feet to the right to steady the  sledge. Within a few seconds the  captain and the remaining man walked into a crevasse, and hung over  tho edge, suspended in midair by  their sledge straps  SENTENCE SERMONS.  Love cures many of our likings.  Th.' ftreedy  church' cannot grow.  Fnitl-. always puts its feet on facts.  Wo ran keep only what wo givo  awny  Terminology is apt to terminate  t.utli.  Yen ci-nnot keep happiness to yov.-  iClf.  Y.-*> t.Minot measure worjihi. by  t':.! rinc-K.  Tliere in no uplift in the ho?dup  church.  I-'conoiriy in lovo results in oovcrty  of life.  Tliere is no liberty like thc slavery  ot love.  Living true is making sure ot 'dying triumphant.  The man who is wiJling to face  fail'iro finds  success.  Fortune���������good or bad���������only, hurts  -when  ii.  touches the Heart.  Wo all Hold th'e doctrine of total depravity���������as applied.to our neighbors.  More good is done 1>y dispensing  good ch'ogr than by giving away dollars.  SOME IMMENSE PARTIES  A   MAN ENTERTAINED AN ENTIRE TOWN.  Now York Politician Who Invited  25,000 Youngsters to  a  Picnic.  Never, probably since tho days of  tho Piod Piper have so many children been gathered together by a single individual as last June, when  Senator James J, Fruwley, of Now  York, invited to a grand picnic in  Central Park no fewer than. 25,000  youngsters. And thoy all camo, too,  many of thcm accompanied by thoir  mothers, who know that they would  also receive a warm welcome from  the popular Senator. Each child  wore a red and white jockey-cap and  carried an American flag (the gifts bf  their host), whilo, in addition, thousands of tho children woro decked in  brilliant colors, gay sashos, and  startling stockings.  By nine o'clock each child was  waiting at a givon point in tho district which claimed "Pop" as an  elector, and when ten o'clock came  all tho youngsters marched to Ninety  fourth Street, whero the Senator  lives. Ho was waiting for thcm,  and in an incredibly short timo his  lieutenants had the children in something like order and tho march commenced. Senator Frawley preceded  tho procession, and was immediately  followed by a. part.iculo.rly vociferous  band. Just behind rodo the King  and Qui-cn of F.lowcrland, on whito  ponies and gorgeously apparelled.  Thoy were guarded by twenty-four  littlo girls, dressed in white and  carrying flowers.  Then, beneath a fine canopy uphold  by isix little girls, walked the King  and Queen of Harlem, known, in private lifo as James Kenny and Gladys  Dreyfus. Their robes were held up  by twelve little girls, who were  dressed in white and wore wreaths of  flowers on their pretty heads. All  this pomp preceded tho main body,  of  which  STRETCHED FOR MILES,  and, it was estimated that tho number of children must havo exceeded  the 25,000 invited. Some idea of  the strength of the forces may be  gathered from the fact that it took  the youngesters two hours to pass  a certain point.  As soon as the party arrived in  the park each division was conducted  to a marked tree, round which the  children sat while ' the task of dis  ponsing some 15,000 pints of lemonade was commenced. - For the pleasures of "refreshing,'". Senator Frawley had provided 10,000 lb. of cake,  700 cans of milk, five tons of sweets,  30,000 bricks of ice-cream, 30,000  oranges, and about 60,000 sandwiches.  Among tho children were 2,000  pickaninnies, who had a whole band  to themselves and a spocial corner  in the meadow, whero they played  nmonir���������thonifiolvon. ���������Afc-fivc "'o'clock  the return was made, and every  child accounted for and delivered  safe and sound to its parents. Not  a single accident occurred during the  entire day.  Although Senator Frawley's picnic  was so colossal, it has been boatcn  in point of numbers by Tammany  Leader James J. Hagan, who, in tho  Bronx Park, lately entertained no  fewer than 30,000'children. The immense" procession vvas headed by the  King and Queen in a chariot of flowers drawn by four fawn-colored Shetland ponies. The King was John  Conroy, aged ten, while the Queen  was Anna Donelly, of the same age.  They wore. Royal costumes of white  satin, and their .crowns, according to  the spectators,  WERE THE "REAL STUFF"  consisting of gold, diamonds, sapphires,? and rubies. They were followed by 100 flower maidens, led by  Miss Madge Hagan, tho host's little  daughter.  The children were afterwards reviewed by Deputy Fire; Commissioner  Church, . who said : "It's tho finest  army in New York," to: which Mr.  Hagan replied : "You mean the finest  in the world." In order to provide  for this huge number of children Mr.  Hagan had ordered;six.tons of cake,  threo tons of ice-cream, 8,000 gallons of lemonade, six tons of candy,  -and-=40i000-oranges-ri=r^None -of���������the  children went astray, and tho marshals declared that among all tho  30,000 there had not boon a sinyip  "scrap" of any moment whatever, a  remarkable statement, which possibly could not have been made had  tho guests all  been  "grown-ups."  Apart from children's big parties,  however, a few adult receptions may  be mentioned which aro no less surprising. At Athens, Ohio, for instance, Mr. Georgo A. Denton, who  had left that town many years before and accumulated a fortune, recently  returned   on  a visit,   and     in  would have to provldo  for   between   1������   1 Hfc  HILuKU   KfcrUuLll'  four and five thousand, but told  them to go ahead and arrango for  tho best dinner possiblo. As it was  summer-time tho tables woro lpid in  tho Holds about a mile from tho  town, and wero spread over several  acres. Tho waiters numbered 250,  tho dinner was declared to bo excellent, nnd as, with fow exceptions, all  tho guests turned up, tho gathering  has a right to.bo considered ono of  thc most remarkable on record.  -h  ART OF THE EGYPTIANS.  Australian Cliams   to   Have   Sis-  covered Mummy Process.  Tlioro has come to Now York from  Australia a small, grey-bearded man  who assorts that ho has solved tho  secret of tho ancient art of mummifying human bodies.  Ho is Prof. Arthur Robert Taylor,  of Perth, Western Australia, and ho  has brought with him ono of tho  most interesting and varied collections of mummies over seen before ih  this country, including tvvo children,  one fivo months of ago and the other  two da5's old. Both bodies havo  been mummified for moro then 20  years, and are wohdrously perfect.  Tho collection which he has  brought to New York is not so largo  or varied because of tho inconvenience of carrying a completo museum across tho Atlantic, but it is  sufficiently largo to convinco tho  American scientists of tho valuo of  his discovery. Since his arrival in  this, country ho has embalmed live  bodies by his secret process, three  of them for Cornell Medical College,  and tho others for a largo embalming  concern. Tho ombalmer is an Australian by birth, and is now almost  70 years of ago. He has had tho  secret for more than 30 years. His  father spent many years in the study  and experimentation of it, and in  tho latter part of his life was assisted by his son, thc present Prof.  Taylor.*  Tho latter ono day organized a  caravan and went away into tho wilderness of Australia, where ho found  certain minerals and vegetables from  which ho manufactured a compound  which, ho says, proved to possess  mummifying properties such ns wero  possessed by tho Egyptians. To  tost tho efficiency of the .solution he  has buried certain animals for., years  after inoculating them with it to see  what effect thc moisture of tlie earth  would havo on the bodies. Two  young children whoso bodies wero embalmed and buried were taken up  four years later, and found to be  the same in appearance a.s when they  were placed beneath tho ground.  Prof. Taylor claims that by his process human bodies can bc preserved  indefinitely, and that in tho case of  birds and animals oven the gloss of  their skin or feathers can ".bo forever,  retained, insuring -tho-companionship  of tho , dead -'pets for those who do  not'want to part with "them.    .  At Perth Prof. Taylor has among  his most interesting specimens a  three-ton whale, whicli.. for 20 years  has retained its original form ancl  looks, but is as solid as a rock.  ���������   '  . + _   -.  HARD ON BLOBBS.  It was late whon Mr. Blobbs got  up in tlio morning, and ho hustled  around his bedroom like a wild man.  When"it wns time*to.put on his trousers he plunged into a wardrobe and  pulled ��������� "down - all the 'garments that  wero on-tlie hooks. '.Then lhe foil on  his knoes' arid" *pawed the pile ovcr  nervously. Ho handled ev>qry garment  twice and did, not find wliat lie wanted. Ho went' red in the face,'* and  th'eri shouted  "Mary!"   ���������  There was no reply. Blobbs poko'd  h'is head out of t'he door and yelled  again  "Marry!"  "What  is  it,   dear?"   asked     someone at the rear end of th'e passage.  "Come  Kerc."  Mrs.  Blobbs came  into  the     room.  Her  face vvas  flushed  with breakfast  preparations,     and     there  was  somo  soot on lier nose.  "What do you want?"  sh'o asked.  "Where's   th"em     grey  trousers     of  mine?"  "Whnt grey trousers'?"  "TKem grey ones that's been h'nng-  ing-in-tliat-Closet_for__two_m__iths."  "Aren't tliey in .tliere?"  "No,   they ain't    in     there.    Now,  wliat have you  done witli them?"  "Woro tliey grey with a littlo red  stripe in them?''  "You know well enough 'they  wore. Don't stand th'ere like a dummy.    Wliero aro thoy?"  "Grey ones with" red stripes," musr-  cs Mrs. Blobbs. "I'm sure I don't  know. Oh, yes, t do, too; I exchanged tliem with' a man at the door for  some crockory." "-.**,  "You what?" gasped Mr. Blobbs."i,  ���������  "Exchanged-thorn   for   some  crock*  LIBERIA IS    STEADILY  ING AHEAD.  FORG-  Sir Harry Johnston     In <3at.*--*fled  With    Its       People  and  Prospects.  Sir Harry Johnston has just returned to England from a visit to  Liberia, wheru ho says British trade  interests nro considerable.  Doaling with the influence of tho  Anioi'ico-Libei'ians in tho country,  Sir Henry said :���������  "Liberia was first conceived of in  America ns a solution of tlio problem whero to repatriate freed slaves.*  "The settlers originally came main-*  ly from the United State's, but after**  wards thoro sot in a certain stream  of. West Indian immigration, whicli  has resulted in tho establishment of  a good many families of West Indian  negro descent in 'this countrj-, and  from this . rather superior negro  stock have arisen not a few notable  men, such as-the Hon. Arthur Barclay, tho actual'President of tho Republic, who was born in' tho British  island  of Barbadocs.,.  TWO AMERICAN NEGROES.  "From an informal*census which I  havo boon compiling out ot all tho  information 1 can collect, I do not  think that thc actual number oil  Americo-Libcrians rn this republic  much exceeds 12,000; but their influence ovcr tho tribes of tho interior,  is steadily increasing, and is being  continually directed ..towards tho  oponing up of trade and the maintenance of peace.  "On tho othor hand, tho indigenous  negro population of the republic cannot bo much loss than two millions.  Some estimates place it at 2,150,-  000; others, however,' reduce it as  low as 1,800,000. About 300,000  out of this total belong to tho fino  Mandingo type, who are remarkable  for their sobriety, intelligence, and  stalwart physical 'development.  IS A RICH COUNTRY.  "For myself, I can only repeat  with emphasis that I found thc Am-  crico-Liberians a people most easy to  get on with���������polite, quiet, and in  some instances well educated, and  well acquainted with all that vvas  going on in the great world beyond.'  "With regard to conumercial prospects, thore is a gi*eat future beforo  the rubber trade of Liberia, as the ,  whole country, is one groat ���������' rubber-  producing forest. . ColTec, palm, oil,  cocoa, and cotton are-becoming staple pro-ducts.-. Gold has been discovered aiul somo .iron.  "The climate is distinctly plcasan-  ter than that of thc regions immediately to tho north and south. lt  also seems to be a healthier country  for Europeans than other parts of  West Africa. _One_ point I should  liko to lay stress on is thc remark-"  able absence of insect-pests. Thoro  aro practically no mosquitoes, and  tho whito ant is absent or very,  scarce.'.' '  DEMAND FOR GRAMOPHONES.  Sir Harry has brought back with  him many photographs of nativo  types, of forest scenery, and vegetation; a number of sketches in color; and thirty phonograph records of  native speech, song and music. Ho  lias completed studies by him in 1888  of the principal languages spoken in  Liberia.  According to him, thc most popular article of trade on the Liberian  coast at thc present time is tho  granophone. Every welll-to-do native possesses one-or is expecting ono  to arrive, and ono of the first enquiries made as to each fresh steamer's ' arrival is. "Has sho brought  out any new records?'*'  At tho beginning of tho present  year the Liberian Republic, having  settled tho frontier question with  England,- was anxious to have its  northern ancl eastern boundary fixed  by accord with France on the terms  of the 1892 treaty.. But a hitch  has "occurred owing to tho desire of  the colonial party in France to make  uso of this local delimitation of t'ao  frontier for tho diminution of Liberian territory. -  I  Russian,  celebration   of   the  event _ontertainod  ory       yo - dWn.t   want   them>     did  HE NODDED TO HER.  A vcry pretty little story Is told  of thc Gordon statuo erected in  Khartoum :  An old black woman who had been  a pensioner of Gordon's in tho old  days camo homo a bit belated ono  day and exclaimed, "God bo praised,  tho Pasha Gordon has conic again."  Thon she related liow she had sat  long by hi.s camel and thnt, still he  would not look at her���������he who had  never passed her without a kindly  word  before.  "Is he tired,''or. what is it?" fiho  said; but nfter many visits sho cnino  home glad nt last, for sho snid tho  Pasha hud naddod his head to.hor!  at a sumtuous dinner 3,500 citizens  and former residents, who enmo from  all parts of the country. Thc capacity of the town was taxed to the  utmost, and practically every household was turned into a lodging-  house.  ��������� The dinner cost S5 a head, but, besides this, Mr. Beaton paid the expenses of every guest who .had to  come from a distance, so that it is  estimated that the littlo celebration  cost hira at least $75,000. But he  paid'the bills cheerfully,'for he had  been looking forward to-the "little  party" all his life, and the pleasure  It gave him realized to tho uttermost  ALL  HIS  EXPECTATIONS.  A couple of years ago a remarkable  dinncr-part.y was given by John ITer-  riman, who started his business life  as a grocer's assistant in a small  country village in Maryland. Whilo  still a lad ho -went to Chicago, became a big stockyard dealer, purchased much real estate, and ultimately amassed a fortune of between  $15,000,000 and 520,000,000.  In 15)02 ho returned to his native  village, whero ho still had many  friends, and expressed his desire to  ontei'taiii the entire adult population'  to a dinner. .Tho village had increased in numbers since his boyhood  but ho was not.at all dismayed when  you?" ,-���������--.-���������  Mr. Blobbs was so mad that ho  frothed at th'o mouth. He raved  and .shouted around th'o room. He  kept this up for t������n minutes. Th'en  He saw that Mrs. Blobbs didn't care,  and lie tried otiier tactics.? "I'm'sorry you sold .th'om," ho' said, "not because"T noe<led..thom especially, bub  because you'"did yourself ari injury."  "How so?'' asked Mrs. Blobbs, interestedly. .:    ;. '*"..'���������'  "Why, I Had ten dollars in one. of  the pockets of tKose trousers th'at I  was going to use to get you a birthday present noxt week. I kept it there  so that I woulcl have no opportunity  to spend it. Now, aren't you sorry  you  sold  th'e trousers?"  "Oh", I don't kn-'W," replied Mrs.  Blobbs, sweetly, for she saw through'  th'c scheme immediately. "You see,  I went through the pockets and found  the money. I wont shopping with' it  yesterday."  Do you wonder that Blobbs would  not eat his breakfast?  After listening to a poor young  'man's tale of woe it's up to the  heiress to give him a helping hand.  If boys arc boisterous it is up    to  girls to bc girlsterous.  CZAR  WITH  ONE EAR  Very    Curious   Belief    of  Peasants.  Th^urie"ducated~"poasants- in'- tho-  Chci'son; provinces-of Russia have an  extraordinary belief that the Czar  has only quo car. " They are confirmed iri'their belief by, pictures and  photographs of the Czar showing a*  sido face, view and naturally exhibiting only ono ear.  Thoy account for, the absence of  tho other in the following manner.  Somo time, ago, they say, a deputation from their province waited upon  the .Czar, and., in the course of the  meeting the ..Czar" is said to have  stated that hli Russian land -would  bo divided equally among thc peasants' of the various districts. To  this oiio" of the deputation boldly  said :���������"As sure as you cannot seo-  your own ears you will not divide  tho land." The Czar's reply to this  was to cut off one of his (tho Czar's)  cars, which he placed upon tho tablo,  remarking as he did so:���������"As surely  as I now see my,ear I will divide the  land'." . .  -To. this day the' Cherson peasants  firmly believe- that,' he has only one  ear;: ami.' unless .; tho,;:Czar visits  them in person,and"piroves to thein  by?optical .demonstration that, he  possesses tho correct number, this  extraordinary ��������� belief, vvill not be*  shaken.  DEEDS  TELL.  He was a man*,  And he did what he could-  Sometimes it was bad���������  Sometimes it vvas good.  Hc was often discouraged  When things wouldn't go right,  But as he wouldn't give up  Ho continued his fight.  Years passed and he died ortc day.  Some people were sad.  Some peoplo were gay���������  But he'd been a man,  And had done what ~- could,  And when ho vvas  J.-r-g**.id  The Master said "Goo<V IlK**1  /AS  ���������l**H*ii*-M"l**^'H*'l*'M*i*4'4'*M-*H-4-i  ..  i:  ^I-Ml.rri'H-M-H-I-M^fT-l-t-  I.  "I am afraid, gentleman, thnt the  facts I shall lay bofore you will allow you no option but to return a  verdict of guilty against tho prisoner!"  Tho thon Attornoy-Goneral, Sir  John Coloridgo���������tho "silver-tongued" Coleridge, as ho was called, for  .the melodious voico ho possessed���������  spoko thoso words in tones of almost  apologetic regret. Thoro wore few  duties he disliked more than prosecuting a woman for murdor.  In the dock sat a woman of peculiarly masculino appearance Hcr  faco was a remarkably unwomanly  one, with its promlnant chcokboues  overhanging brow, wide mouth, and  square-sot jaw. She was dressed,  however, with considerable tasto,  and had a very natty white cap upon hcr head.  Sho was accused of a crime which  created a hugo sensation���������tho murder of her mistress, Madame Riel,  an aged lady living in that* aristocratic quarter of London���������Park  Lane.  Madame Riol. had two servants���������  Marguerito Dlxbhincs, the French  cook, and Eliza Watts, a housemaid.  Beyond thoso threo, there was no  ono in tho houso on Sunday, the 7th  of April, 1872. At eight'o'clock in the  morning Watts prepared her mistress's breakfast, and took it to her  bedroom. About half-past cloven a  ring of thc boll summoned the housemaid to Madamo's room, whore sho  found her dressed, ready to go out.  Sho ordered Watts to mako tho  room tidy, and, saying that sho  meant to tako a walk in tho Green  Park, wont downstairs, her little  dog playing around her as she pass-  ���������   cd down. i "  Having obeyed hcr mistress's orders, nnd set the room to rights.  Watts followed her downstairs. The  dog was in the hall, but Madame  Riel had disappeared. Dixblancs  _������said thc old lady had gono out.  A short time later Dixblancs asked  the'housemaid to go to a neighboring public-h^use, and fetch some  beer for dinner.  ."It's Sunday, and the public-houses won't bo open till ono o'clock,"  answered Watts. "It's no good going beforo then."  Dixblancs muttered something in  French which Watts did not understand. Sho appeared peculiarly  anxious to havo tho beer, and at fivo  minutes past ono o'clock, Watts set  off to the public-house, jug in hand.  But if Dixblancs was impatient to  send her for tho boor, sho did not  appear anxious for it when Watts  returned to  the house.      Tho  houso-  In tho pantry was an iron safo, of  which the door was now opon. It  was here that Madamo kopt hor  monoy and valuables. Tho polico  soon discovered that a considerable  sum of money in banknotes, and  some jewels wore missing.  Whore was Marguerite Dixblancs ?  All suspicion centrod on tho cook,  who had disappeared so mystoriously  in tho green satin-cloth dress, and  Scotland Yard was quickly scouring  the country for hor.  A peculiar nccidont assisted them  in getting on her track. A lettor  written by her, addressed to a person at the Rue du Port, St. Donis,  failed to reach its destination, owing to a mistake in tho address, and  was opened in the Paris post-offlce,  in order that it might be returned  to tho sender.  The letter ran :  "My Bear Victoro,-���������If you havo  not written to me, do not write to  me. I start this evening to Paris.  ���������Your devoted friond, Dixblancs  Marguerite. Don't expect mo. Perhaps I shall never seo Paris nor  Franco again. I will try to start  for Ametlca, and if ever.I arrive  there I will give you my address.  Now, therefore, adieu, my dear Vic-  toiro, and think often of mc. I'finish by embracing you in my heart."  T'ho letter bore the address of Madame Riel in Park Lane, London.  Dixblancs Marguerito I Was not  that the woman about whom thero  was all this terrible news in tho  papers? The letter, instead of being returned to Park Lane, was  placed in tho hands of tho police.  Drusuvitch, tho famous Scotland  Yard detective, wont to Paris, and,  with tho Paris officers, commenced  to hunt for the murderess.  Thomas Gerard, a charcoal worker, living in tho Ruo do Crouzat, St.  Donis, at Paris, in his evldonce at  Dixblancs' trial, related one of the  tho most extraordinary stories I  havo over heard, evon in.the Central  Criminal  Court.  Upon April 18th, six days aftor  tho murder, at half-past- ten in tho  morning, ho was serving some customers with fuel, whon who should  ho find at his door but Marguerite  Dixblancs. Ho had known her somo  years previously, but did not now  recognise hor. Mistaking her for a  customer, he asked hor what she  wanted.  "So you dou't recollect mo?" sho  asked. _ ���������-"  And Gerard, looking at hor more  closely, and assisted by her voico,  cxclaimod :  "Marguerite! Why, it's Marguerite, of course! And what aro you  doing here?",  "I havo como to seo you," roplied  Marguerite; "and 1 am looking for  my father."  By this timo Gerard's wifo had  joined them, and thoy chatted together  about  things.  "And I want to vknow, W. Gerard,  if you can get mo a servant's place"  remarked 'Dixblancs..  Gerard shrugged his shoulders.  Thero woro no  "aristocrats"  at  St  maid found  the door shut,  and   had   Denis, he informed her; and why had  to      stand    several   minutes  outsido  sho left  her  mistress?  knocking    and   ringing beforo     Dix*  <"'**0-0-0-<>-'><>0<*K><^  YOUNG  FOLKS  ;0<***0<*K>_*<H-''*-C-0-_*<-^^  TOM WREN AND HIS WIFE JEiSNY  Jenny Wren was making up her  feathcr-bod, patting it softly with  her bill, and murmuring gurgling little love-songs to herself. Jenny was  a good housekeeper, and kept everything scrupulously clean and neat  ahout the sill-boatn on' the inner side  of which h'er nost was placed. No  untidy bit of feather or straw was al*  \owod to remain on tho promises, and  so careful and insistent had sho boon  in this respect that oven Tom Wren  had become almost as neat and methodical as his wife. But ho was not  unhappy about it. Ono,of liis. daily  love-songs, in whicli tho notes rippled  and tumbled over each other liko a  minatu.ro casce.de bubbling and sparkling in tho spring sunshine, would  have been a revelation to the most  skeptical of hen-pecked husbands, and  perhaps have been an insight of a  heaven Ko was perversely consenting  to be barred from:  No, Jenny was not a shrew, excopt  perhaps away from her own home���������  and th'at was from-a dread of being  imposed on���������and Tom was anything  but cowed. AU day long Jenny sang  about her Housewifely duties of renovating and cleaning, und all day  long, when not assisting hor, Tom  was perched upon the railing . of tho  outsido stairs, or perhaps on a  clothos-post, singing ecstatically to  Hor and Himself and the world around.  Fortunately they were both of a  mercurial temperament, as ' othcrwiso  the surroundings might havo checked  somewhat the spontaneity of their  songs. The kitchen door was not six  feet away from tho nost, and tho  outsido stairs, still nearer, was the  common entrance of the-family and  th'e house-animals. Usually thoro was  a cat upon t'ho stairs, and frequently  two or three dogs bounding up or  down, and many, many times a day"  some members of tlio family, young  or old, were stamping or talking noisily on tho stairs or piazza. The nest  Was out of sight, and so placed on  th'o sill that no cat could jump to it  but overy time tho Wrens went in or  out th'ey had to fly down from tho  beam and across the stairs.  An  encounter. Jenny uttered a ch'lrp of  pity and reproacK.--=������Oh, Toml" she  cried; "what in the world have you  been up to?"  Tom looked disconcerted. "It's nothing worth mentioning," Ho protested. "Just a lot of thoso martins and sparrows."  "But what did they do?" Jenny  persistod.  "Oh, well, if you must know,"  said Tom, dosporatcly, "thoy run mo  ofT. Tho martins think thoy own that  pasture and tho sheep. I hud a nlco  lot of wool, and thoy got aftor mo.  I wouldn't givo it up until thoy hurt  my wing and were pouncing on mo  from all sides. After I got away from,  them I wont to the river-bank, and  gathering tho finest lot of down you  over saw. But a sparrow was watching mo, chuckling, I suppose, to  think I was doing tho work for  them," disgustedly. "Aftor I got. all  I could carry h'o ordered me to put it  down. Of course I wouldn't, and lie  called a friend, and they pitched Into  me. I fought thorn until about forty  others joined in, and ono of thom  struck mo ln tho oye, then I got away  the best 1 could. Thoso sparrows  think they own the whole world,  especially when a lot of thorn get together. Woll, aftor that I went to th'o  orchard."  "And had beautiful sitccess," commended Jenny, enthusiastically.*  "Oh, I don't know. Most of tho  feathers wore too big or too little,  or too much off color. I went from  ono end of the orchard to tho othor.  Though of courso I found these,"  Hastily.  "And they're the finest lot wo'vo  found in all our married life,"* sho  cooed. "You know that. It's just  praise you're fishing for. But what's  tho matter with you, Tom Wren?"  suddenly. "You act as if you'd been  stealing���������or telling a He. Oh, I know  you. How'd you ������ot that blood on  your breast?"  Tom's bill sank. Hc could not dissemble, though at that moment he  wished longingly for some of thc  sparrows' bravado, so ho could moot  hor glance. As it was, h'is bill sank  lower. Jenny's keen eyes read him  tlirough with sudden comprehension.  "Tom Wren!" sho cried, sharply,  "did you pull thoso feathers from  your own .breast?"  Tom tried to shake his head, but  couldn't. That would havo been too  much against h'is nature. There seemed but ono thing for him. to do. He  flow   hurriedly    to  the    rail outsido.  ANGLOPHOBIA IN RUSSIA  BRITAIN    HELD   RESPONSIBLE  FOR THE WAR.  Seed Was Sown and Cultivated by  G German Press and  Statosxnen.  ��������� For months past "Anglophobia in  Russia" has boon a favorite subject  of discussion wherever Germans do  congrogatc. Thoro is 'hardly a journalist (n tlio Vaterland but has published articles dealing with tho whys  and wherefores of tho blind, instinctive hatred whicli, according to him,  Russians ot every class entertain for  England and all things English.  Soma fow Germans, just ono horo and  thoro, h'avo bemoaned aloud this Russian Anglophobia ns a real misfortune for tllio whole world, because a  source of danger to tho peace of  Europe. On tho other hand, tho  overwhelming majority of-them have  rojoiced at it,  and still continue     to  Russian who falls under llieir Influence is demoralized." "English  ideas arc poison for Russians," ofll-  cialdom cries,- ��������� day in, day out.  "Every Russian who falls under thoir  influence stralgihtway begins to dream  of a constitution and to plot against  th'o stato." This being th'o case, it  is, of courso, tho most natural thing  in tlio world that tlio clergy and tho  ollicials should mil to in fighting  tootli and nail against tho spread  of English idoas in Russia. And tho  way thoy fight is by trying to excito  hatred of England, trying to stir  up against her nntionnl ill-feeling.  This Is th'olr regular plan of campaign; and, while carrying it out,  th'oy enn always count on th'e cordial  support of th'o army, tlio navy and  tho wholo Pan-Slav section of society. Tho anti-English propoganda is  no now tliing in Russia; it was started years ago, and was already in  full swing in tho black famine year.  Of this we Have oroof; for, wlien  plague followed tho famine, men wore  found  going about  among  tho peas-  rejoice: Elding" that it is a    source "ft telling them that ,t was all the  |   HEALTH  FARM MEDICINE CHEST,  blancs at last opened it. She excused hor delay by saying that she  had been busy in one of tho upstairs  rooms.  Ia spite of Madame Riel's having  said that hor walk in the Green  Park would be only for a iquarter-of-  an-hour, she had not returned when  dinner-timo came.  "It's very strange," remarked  Watts, "that sho did not tako her  ���������dog with her!"  Later __atts discovered another  - strango thing���������her mistress had left  lier gloves on tlie table in the hall!  Marguerito Dixblancs spent a considerable timo in tho rooms upstairs,  and at last, coming down to Watts  in tho kitchen, told her that sho  meant to go to church.  '.'Madamo will bo terribly angry  if sho tomes bbek and finds you out"  said  Watts.  Dixblancs made no reply, but  changed hor dross, putting on a  green satin-cloth costume, and hanging the othor up behind tho kitchen-  door. Sho seemed, ��������� however, ��������� to  tako Watt's hint, for sho remained in  till eight o'clock before she left the  house.   Niue-^teii���������eleven���������twelve ������������������struck,  and " tho anxious Watts, waiting  alone in tho Park Lane residence,  saw nothing either of Madame or  her ��������� fellow-servant. At midnight  she went to bed, to pass a restless  night,  wondering what these strango  disappearances could mean.  Rising early the next morning, sho  paid a visit to Madamo's room, to  find it empty. Tho bed had not  boon slept in; nor was thero a sign  of the French cook.  It was about soven o'clock that  morning that Watts hoard a ring at  .the front-door boll, arid sho answered it, expecting to see Madame or  Marguerite Dixblancs on the doorstep. It was neither of them, however, but Matlame's daughter, Made-  . moiselle Julie, who had arrived.from  Paris on a visit to her mother. As  Watts explained the extraordinary  occurrences of the preceding day thei  young lady became more and more  alarmed.  Convinced / that something was  jvrong, she sent Watts to-summon  assistance, and commenced a search  of the/house. There'seemed'to be  nothing wrong upstairs, and sho  went below. The pantry-door vvas  'lockod. Mademoiselle hunted up a  duplicate key, which her. mother.possessed, Dixblancs having thc other,  unlocked tho door, and ���������entered. Upon the floor, stretched beforo hor,  - she: saw her mother's cloak.' Mado-  ^-jioisello Julio stooped down -and  ''picked it up. Sho uttorpd a shrill  cry of terror as slio saw what tho  drawn off cloak disclosed���������'the body  of Madamo Riel, clothed in her outdoor gnrmontsi  With tho cloak still in her hands,  tho young lady gained tlio street,  and callod for tho police.  I havo quarrelled with her","   answered Dixblancs.  "If you quarrel with one mistress,  you can easily find another close"by,'  suggested Gerard. "It's only going out of one door and walking in  at another."  "I gave hor a hiding," -said Dixblancs;   "and  perhaps  sho  is  dead!"  Gerard   started. Ho  had    novor  thought of such a thing, and ho  laughed at his incredulity.  "I never killed her I'-' exclaimed  Dixblancs..  --And while Gerard and his wife exchanged glances of horror and  doubt, she went on to tell them that  sho and Madame Riel had had  words; that madamo had called her  bad names���������"gros mots!"���������and that  at last sho had struck her, whereon  madamo fell to the floor dead!  "I did not, know what to do," explained Dixblancs. "I killed her in  tho kitchen, while the other girl  was upstairs, and I was afraid the  housemaid would come down any  minute. So I put madame in. the  coal-icellar, and then I sent tho girl  out for some beer. While she was  gone I put a rope round madamo's  neck, and dragged her into tho. pantry,- and-locked-her-inl"   "A very nice story!." remarked  Gerard.      "And I don't    bolievo     a  HOW ABOUT IT BOYS?  Madamo Riel had bcon murdorod���������  either throttled b.v. a strong hand  upon the throat, or strangled by n  piece, of ropo which wus round tied  round  her  n**ck.  word of it I What do you come here  and tell ns such lies for. Marguerite?"  "You- don't bolievo it?" criod  Dixblancs fiercely. "Look here,  then!"-  Sho took a crumpled newspaper  from, tho pocket of her dress, and  held it out to tho coal-doaler. It  was a copy of "La Petite Presse,"  and* contained an account of the  murder in Park Lano, tho sensation  it had created in London, and the  search of the polico for ono Marguerite Dixblancs, suspected of the  crime!  ��������� "I could not believe my eyes," declared Gerard, "and my hands trembled so that I could scarcely road  Whilo my wife and I were staring at  the paper, two men appeared in the  doorway. They were police officers  hunting for Marguerite Dixblancs.  They arrested her, put the handcuffs  on hei- wrists, and took her away."  ?. VI know, what you. want .me .for,"  declared Dixblaiics, sobbing. "I (_quar-  clled with my mistress."  '������������������ "What, you ? havo murdered her?"  asked the detective.  "Yes," roplied Dixblancs; "and if  you know all you would not blame  me."  When.she arrived at tho Prefecture  sho vvas subjected to a five hours'  examination by a magistrate, . and  gavo a most dramatic description of  tho fatal affair, persisting, however,  that it was wholly unpromeditatod,  and that she only stolo the contents  of the safo in order to bo ablo to  fly. When    the    examining magis  trate said ho believed she hod committed tho murder for the sake of  robbery, sho flow Into a violent passion with him, and indignantly, protested sho was "no thief!"  DixUancs having been brought to  Englnnd, was tried beforo Mr. Justice Channel, and no fewer than four  leading counsel appeared to defend  hor.      Their efforts were directed to  Thoy were not at all timid. An ! where ho commenced to sing,  odd fact was tliat they considered  themselves the owners, and all the  others the" intruders. In scolding and  ordering thorn off Jenny became the  shrew and Tom the loud. Harsh-voiced  Wrangler. _ TKo. cats and dogs especially called out'this side of thoir natures. At sight of a cat Jenny would  work Herself into a perfect frenzy of  passion, nnd-witH tail erect and eyes  flashing sh'o would pour forth a 'tirade  of vituperation that was endurable  only because it was in bird-language  On such" occasions Tom added his  loud, incessant scolding to the U[>-  roar, wliich was not lessened by the  fact that tho cat was in the Habit  of moving stealthily toward them  with her tail swooping uneasily to  and fro, as though" nothing would  plcaso her better than that they  should approach near enough for a  spring.  This morning Jenny Had freed hor  mind to them beforo the family got  up, then had scolded the various  members of tho family for going out  and. in, and finally Had nearly lost  her tail-feath'ers in an effort to sharo  the breakfast of one of the dogs while  h'e was chasing the cat from th'o  yard.  Tom had left her an Hour before to  get' a few more feathers or somo bits  of down, or even a very soft piece of  wool from a sheep's back, to finish  the nest.  Another half-Hour went by, and  then tho song began to hush away  into expectancy. It was long since  time for Him to return. The wool  could Have been found in a few minutes, the down obtained along the  river, .where ferns abounded, and  even the feathers, as a last resort,  could havo been* snatched from tho  breast of a placidly feeding hen.  ���������Th"e_sheep _were-feeding���������in_ono of-  th'o fields  below,  but  Tom was     nowhere     in ' their    vicinity.   ' Further  Do you lift your hat when meeting  or parting from mother, sister or  other women of your acquaintance on  the street?  Docs that same troublosomo head  covering como off the instant you enter the House, or when you are_ ac?  knowledging a favor?    It should.  Do you know that it is common  politeness to allow a woman to pro-  cede you wKon . entering a room unless sho requests you  to go flrst?   .  Do you always remember to wait  for women and older people to be  seated  first?  Straight in the face���������is tliat tlio  way you look at people when thoy  are speaking to you? Remember to  do it.  Aro you aware that it is improper  to play with knife, fork or spoon at  th'e tabic or to gather your napkin  up in a buncli?  Jot theso pointers down in your  minds, boys. TKoy aro the littlo things  that make for good breeding and  case  in society of Others.   ���������   THEY WERE MARRIED.  down wound tlie river, and from there  came the voices of many sparrows in  noisy altercation. Sho hoped that  Tom had not gotten into any trouble  witH th'om. They were such' quarrelsome, birds, and were in the habit of  fighting among themselves, or attacking an outsider a dozen or moro at a  time, without any sense of justice or  fair piny. Tom would fight any ono  or two of three of th'om even though  ho know be would be beaten. But  what could he do against a whole  flock? Th'ey would tear him to pieces.  "������������������  j But Tom's voice could not be distinguished among th'e others, and  though' there were many sparrows in  sight along the river, she could not  see him among th'em. She was poising her, wings for ������a search in that  direction, when there camo a sudden  whirring of wings,. and Tom. dropped  upon the roof beside, her. In his bill  were a dozen or more tiny, soft, _ 'delicately": gray feathers "with ~a brown^,  ish tinge, exactly matching their own  breasts, Jennie uttered a chirp of delight, arid cauglit th'o feat/ncrs. in her  own bill. Tom had such an eye for  color and harmony^'j ; He was a clear  fellow- anyway.  It? was not until after they Had returned to tlie nest, and the ' feather's  had been arranged for both 'Vjomfort  and elTect, that slie noticed Toni's  appearance. One wing was badly  soiled, with' its feathers rumpled; a  little spot of blood showed on his  breast, and near one eye was a fresh  scar that looked as though it had  been  received     in  a  recent  pugilistic  . "Put yourself in my place, young  man. Would you want your only  daughter to marry a penniless  youth?"  "Put yourself in my place, sir.  Would you want to remain a ponnfc*  less youth, when thero wero rich  men's  dnughters  to  marry?"  "You confess that you'd marry my  child simply because of her father's  wealth?"  "And  you   confess  that  you    wilh-  hold_her Jrom^ me _s_m_>ly__bo_ause of  my poverty?"  "What other reason could I liavo?"  "Wliat other reason could influence  you.?"  "This talk is quito useless!"  "Quite."  "Wo Have nothing  to  gain by  it."  "Absolutely  uothing."  "You tako it pliil.os'cipjliically  enough."  "Why shouldn't I? Your daughter  an'd I were married  a month ago."  obtaining a verdict of manslaughter.  The jury found hei* guilty of murder, but recommended her to mercy  on thc ground that the crime was  unpremeditated. The death-sentence  was afterwards commuted to penal  servitude for  life.���������London  Answers.  SUNNY LIVES.  "Basking in tho sun" is in itself  of real and considerable benefit, and  it is no compliment to our human  intelligence to find that cats and  dogs understand that fact much better than wo do. The lovo of sunshine is; naturally ono of our strongest instincts, and we should bo far  healthier and happier if we followed  and" devoloped it/instead of practically ignoring and repressing it. How  a..jsparkling j sunny;; morning exhilarates; us, and makes us foe! that"it's  too. fine a day. to spend indoors!"  And yet 'how few holidays are taken  for that reason. / ,,  The wealth. of the sunbeams, .is  poured out lavishly all. around us,'  and we turn from it to struggle for  a few pitiful handf uls of something  else* that is yellow aiid shining, but  not half so likely to bring us happiness, and often has strango red spots  upon it. Give Naturo ti chance, and  we shall'find that there is moro than  a mere fanciful connection between  natural sunlight and that "sunny"  disposition which, after all, is the  truo philosopher's stone."*   4 -_  Ho (bitterly)���������"If I were rich you'd  marry me readily enough'!" She'���������  "Don't, Gussia, don't! Such devotion breaks my heart!" Ho���������"What  do you mean?" She���������"Often have  you praised my beauty, but never  before my common  sense!"  of weakness alike to Russia and   to  England,  and therefore a source     of  strength to Germany.    Th'o ono party  however, seems to take it for granted,  equally with tKo other,  th'at tho  national antipathy does really exist,  and th'at it is a  political factor that  must bn reckoned witK.    As for  tho  Gorman government, thoy do not tako  for granted���������in public,  at any  rate���������  that It does oxist,  but thoy go  out  of thoir way sometimes to draw   attention  to  its  oxistenco.    This  is     a  significant    fact,   ono    which  it     behoves- English    folk to boar  well    In  mind just now;" for ��������� th'o kaiser's  ministers know well whether th'eir Httnrb-  ler  fellow-countrymen  know  or    not,  thnt   there  is     no   blind,   Instinctlvo  hatred   ol   England   in  Russia:     that  wHat Hatred of her exists there is tho  result  of    much     careful  sowing     of  seeds,    mucH    careful watering     and  tending.     Thoso  ministers  know  too,  Just ns Bismarck himself knew years  ago, that tho. only "nation for whicK  the Russians,  ns a nation,  entertain  instinctive Hatred is the German.     .1-  1N CERTAIN CIRCLES.  That   Anglophobia  is   tampant     in  certain  circles in  Russia it  would bo  absurd,   of course,  to  deny���������it  is    to  bc met with at   overy turn just now.  In naval and military circles,  especially the circle where  th'e influence of  the Grand Duko Alexis is paramount,  th'e  feeling  against  England     is    undoubtedly running high', as woll as in  various   circles  whero  M.   Pobiedono-  stzeff  reigns  sunrcme���������whero    he     is  regarded as a saint,  a patron and a  far-sighted     statesman,       th'o      only  statesman     Russia     has   wiio   understands what she really needs.        It is  running  high,     too,     although      not  much    higher    perhaps     than   usual,  among certain sections of the bureaucracy, the Moscow section in particular.     On.  th'o  oUior  hnnd.. thoro   is   no  trace of it at  all  in  th'o inner court  circle.as apart from  tho grand ducal  circle, nor yet in th'o ministerial. Tho  middle    classes,    wliat there aro     of  them, are always more or less    pro-  English,   and   so  are  th'o  overwhelming     majority   of   the  literary  class.  As   for     th'e  peoplo,   tho  masses     as  apart from th'o classes,  eucK of tHern  as  are     townworkors,   factory  hands  and th'o Uke, have the most, unbounded  admiration     for  England,   thanks  in a great  measure to the  fact  th'at  revolutionary propogfindists, for their  o.wn purposes, always depict her as a  sort of working, men's paradise.  Tho  peasants    cannot   fairly bo said     to  be cither   for   or  against  us,    seeing  that    th'o ovorwlielming majority   of  them do not know th'at wo exist.  As  a point of fact,  if a census could   be  takon, it would undoubtedly be found  that    for every  Anglophobo     among  the  czar's   subjects   there   are  several  Anglophiles.     And this  is  tho     more  remarkable,   as  for years oast  everything  that  could  bo dono  has     boen  dono to promote  tho spread  of     Anglophobia  in  Russia.  THE  HATER'S   REASONS.  Even  in    Russian     circlas      whero  England   Is   most   Hated,   snys       Tho  London  World,  there is nothing     instinctive  in   th'o  feeling  against    her;  tho haters have  or think  they0 liavo  good-renson-for-hating-her.���������If-Rus-  Eian  soldiers  and  sailors,   with     Uio  Grand  Duko   Alexis   and   the     Grand  Du-ko  Alexander     at   th'olr   head,   aro  violently antl-EnglisH at the   present  moment,  it is because they aro   convinced   that   litis   disastrous War    in  wliich   th'oy aro  now  engaged   is    entirely our handiwork���������that wo prompted tlio Japanese to attack tliom, and  aro     now  actually     fighting   against  them sccrolly, sldo by sido with J,h'oir  open foe.    Th'oy are firmly convinced,  too,   thanks  in  a great  measure     to  tlieir   German   nows-purvcyors,     tliat  wc aro quito wild with delight    with  tho    misfortunes "that  have  befallen  th'om  in  this  war,  and that vvo rend  the  vcry  firmament  with"  our  rejoicings and our shouts of triunnpli every  time wo hoar thoy are dofcatod. Even  before  this struggle  began  they had.  of   course,     their   grievances   against  us,   owing to .the part wo played    in  1878 in robbing them,  as th'oy called  it,, of   the  fru.Its   of  thoir" War    with  Turkey.       Wore  it  not   for  England,  th'p Russian flag would bo flying over  Constantinople    ioAltiy;    tliis    is    .a  point    .concerning     which   they   liavo  novor n. doubt, nor yet has any Pan-  slav.     This  fact accounts  surely  for  any enmity . Russian   soldiers,   sailors  or Panslays  mny cherish against  tho  English nation.  '        REASON  OF IT ALL.  Tlien M. PobiedonostzofT and  followers liavo also good reason  th'eir lAiiglophobia. In their  England is tho personification of constitutionalism, religious toleration,  freedom of tho press and everything  else that tlieir souls most a-b-hor; just  as, in tho eyes of the bureaucrats, slio  Is tlio personification of everything  that entails on them trouble, annoyance and. anxiety. Tho one party  regards lier as a danger to Russia,  morally and spiritually; the other, as  a danger socially and politically.  "English ideas arc poison to Russians," is the burden of M. Pobie-  donostezeff's     complaint. "Every  fault of tho monoy sont through th'o  English relief fund. The English'  Queen was jealous of the czar becauso  ho Had moro subjects than sho Had.  those emissaries declared. Sho had,  therefore, pretended to bo sorry when  slio heard that His crops had failed;  and liad sont monoy to buy corn for  th'o poor. Tliis monoy, however, sho  had smeared with' poison beforo she  sent it, that it might infect _ho Russians with th'e plaguo and cause  them to dio, so th'at sho might havo  moro peoplo than tho czar had. From  that day to this, this story and  many more of tho samo kind havo  boen deliberately spread abroad  among tho "uneducated classes ' in  Russia. Yet, in spito of it all, tlioro  is infinitely less Anglophobia in Russia th'an thore is in Germany���������strong  proof, surely, that betwoon tho Russian nation and tlio English there  must bo much Innate friendly sympathy.  ������������������, .j ,  PUN WITH FIGURES.  Frenchman Disports With Sinister  Statistics.  Somo peoplo console themselves for  everything and find an argument to  keep others from worrying. Every  ono has road tho account of tho  slaughter in Manchuria. The losses  of tho Russians in tho eight days'  battle south of Mukden aro estimated at about 45,000 men. Add thc  loss of the Japs, approximately���������for  they havo not .yet been reported���������  and you find a tall total.  During tho eight months sinco tho  commencement of hostilities, the  losses on both sides must havo boen  200,000 mon. But that amounts to  nothing, or so littlo that tho thing  is not worth speaking of, Tho aver-  ago lifo of a man is 39 years on all  points of the globe, and a man dies  at tho rata of one a second or a littlo ovor. Now tho Russo-Japanese  war has lasted eight months, and  during theso eight months in all thc  known world wo 'find that tho deaths  aro 60 a minute, 3600 an hour, 86,-  400 a day and 2,592,000 a month.  Therefore, for eight months; tho  deaths foot up a total of 20,736.-  000. Now what do 200,000 men  killed in Manchuria in eight months  amount to compared with tho 20  736,000 who have died during the  samo period? The proportion is 1  por cent. It is just as if somebody  discovered that in a town in which  the mortality is usually 150 a week  thero died last week 152.  Tho philosophers who reason in  this way leave littlo room for an  answer. Statistics  aro  admirably  mado for closing people's mouths.  Tho fortuno of Franco is estimated  at about 400 milliards, and its population is about 38,000,000. Consequently each ono of us is tho happy  possessor of about 10,500 francs.  Nino out of ten will be vcry much  surprised at tho good news; and  somo may ask you to bo good  enough to mention tho name of your  madhouse.  liis  for  oyes,  TOO  MUCH TONIC.  Health' of body is directly dependent on obedionco to natural laws,  and is not to be kept by any medicinal��������� m cans-wlien- those-Iaws���������aro  broken. Tlio system may, however,  bo so run down that it is unable to  Use puro air, exercise, and good'food  as a healthy system can use tliem. It  tlien needs something which will enable it to derive from thoso things  the benefits they can yield. ��������� The  "something" is a tonic; but it should  bo given only until tho natural  means'���������air, food, and cxerciso���������nro  producing good  results.  Terhaps a familiar illustration will  make things clearer.11 A man work's  tho linndlo of a pump disused for  many weoRs during hot, dry weatlicr.  No water comes. He .then pours  water elown tlie pump. This causes  the sucker to swell and act. He  does not need to pour more water.  Unfortunately, all tonics confer almost immediately an Increased sense  of well boing. And, if a person Has:  fallen into ill-health' by a badly regulated life, he will feel so liappy under  the tonic tliat ho will be inclined to  pursuo the old course; Kenco his  KealtK will bo? undergoing slow destruction while ho believes it to be  gaining in strongth. Th'en a time  comes wlien Uio tonic fails, and the  exhausted  system  collapses.  NEW  BRITISH   SUBMARINE.  The latest British submarine has  been launched with great secrecy at  the Barrow works iof Messrs. Vickers  Sons, and Maxim. Miss Cavendish,  daughter of Mr. Victor Cavendish,  M.P.,'performed tho simple ceremony  Littlo is known about the now craft  save that it will havo greater speed  and diving power than its predecessors. It will Ijo called Bl, and has  an additional* length of fifty feet  and girth of twenty feet compared  with submarine Al..  "PLEASE."-  Tlic  winter winds  Will shortly roar.  Got out your sign;  "Please shut tho door.'  Boracic acid.  Carbolic acid.  Brandy or whisky*  Spirits of camphor.  Calomel,  100   tablets,  1-10    grain  each.  Epsom salts or Rochclle salts^  Castor oil.  Jamaica ginger.  Sun cholera mixtures  Tincture of arnica.  Witch-hazel.  With theso few simplo remedies in  tho houso ono is fairly well prepared  to treat tho simpler ailments which  do not require tho physician's skill  and also to make tho patient com-  fortablo in moro serious complaints,  until tho doctor arrives and pro- ���������  scribes. They should all bo plainly  labeled and kept ln a safo place, especially out of the reach of chidrcn.  Carbolic acid and boracic acid aro  antiseptics. They should bo convenient  in every household whero injuries to  oyes and limbs are prono to occur.*  It is quito necessary to remember,  that strong carbolic acid burns and  that pure alcohol is its antidote.  Next comes the stimulants, brandy  or whiskey, known as alcoholic stimulants, and camphor, called a diffusible stimulant. For example, if a  woman faints, sho can usually be revived by causing her to breathe the  fumes of camphor, also bathing the  forehead with camphor water or cold  water, and whon consiiousncss returns giving ono or two tcaspoonsful  of the liquor In a littlo water. Meanwhile tho head should bo kept low,  and thc hands -and feet may bo  rubbed to aid circulation. With it  all, plenty of fresh air is absolutely  necessary, and tight bands about  the neck and waist should bc loosened. Cam]51ior is also an excellent  remedy for headache, bathed on tho  forehead, and it is soothing in nervousness and sleeplessness.  Nearly everyone at somo timo requires a cathartic. In fact if tho  bowels wero kept regular sickness  would be reduced by a vcry large per.  cent. Calomel is without doubtvtho  best all 'round cathartic wo have,  but its abuse has brought it into  ill-repute. Physicians havo found  that very small doses, frequently repeated, fulfill tho conditions much  bettor than a single large dose, except in selected cases. Tablets containing one-tenth of a grain each arc  to be used. ��������� These taken at night  one every half hour until fivo  are taken, are usually sufficiently active, but, like everything else, must  bo regulated to suit tho need and condition. They may or may not bo  followed by a dose of Epsom salts in  tho morning.  The salts alone, make a good cathartic, especially whero there is  kidney trouble. The doso" is from a  teaspoonful to a tablespoonful dis~  solved in water and best taken before breakfast. For habitual constipation, tho fluid extract of cascara  may bo taken in half-teaspoonful  doses every night. For children, the  time-honored castor oil ia difficult to  improve upon. Given when the first  symptoms of a cold appear it will often ward it off, and in stomach " or  bowel troubles it affords great relief.  It is quite necessary to have a remedy for cramps and diarrhoea. In  cases of cramps, caused by unwiso  eating, tho old-fashioned Jamaica  ginger will usually maintain its reputation. This, with a hot water,  bottlo or hot plates to the abdomen, is generally sufficient for relief,  but it is a good plan to givo some  cathartic to clear the system. Ask  tho druggist for a two-ouncd bottle  of "Sun cholera mixture" and keep  it on hand for diarrhoea. This is a  prescription published by tho New  York Sun several years ago. It will  stop a diarrhoea and relive tho at- ,  fondant?pains. But it should bo remembered that diarrhoea is caused by,  inflammation or some irritating sub-  stanco  in  the  bowel,  and  a  calomel  pH������?������=J?==*iltI-Ca<'-iL alonS with tho  diarrhoea remedy. "Calomel-is-also  sedative to tho bowels and curative  in the small doses mentioned. If tho  diarhoea persists, or if there is much  prostration or weakness, the services of a physicia n aro necessary..  Sprains and bruises often rcquiro  attention, and for these arnica and  witch hazel arc good household remedies. Apply freely, rubbing well  Into the skin. One or both mny bo  used. Witch-hazel is also good for  bathing, itching or burning feet,  and may bo used for' headache, tho  same as' camphor. It is also antiseptic and therefore good for washing out cuts and small bruises.  In addition to theso nearly every  household has on hand mustard,'  which may be used in hot water for,  soaking tho feet, or to produce vomiting in cases of poisoning, or for.  poultices. Flaxseed is also very,  useful and as material for poultices  for boils, abscsses and tho like, exceeds in cleanliness and usually, in  efficiency, the bread and milk or other poultices which arc often used.  Now add to the equipment a two-  quart rubber hot water bottlo, and .  plenty of hot water, and any farmer's wife or daughter may become, ���������  for thc time at least, an excellent  nurso,.   +   FIRING  ON FRIENDS.  Th'at' fright or panic Have been re- * -  sponsible for many ill-considered  acts is a fact which must bc taken  into consideration. In the Spanisli-  American War, for instance, a regiment of Americans found themselves  fired upon frantically by tlie Cu.bans  th'ey had como to help, and all bo-  cause, forsooth, a Cuban sentry had  been frightened by a straying Horse.  ���������Pearson's Weekly.  Great Britain consumes more buttcr th'an any other nation. Tlie average per Head is thirteen pounds a"  year, as against eight pounds in  Germany, four pounds in France, and  two pounds in Russia.  ,--*.,.*���������*���������*  :v They are tlie. product of money, bruins nnd experience���������sub-.  sr.aiiti.il Pianos for people who buy, Imt ono instrument in a  life time. Tliey look well, sound well a.nd wear well. Yet  with all their goodness tbey live sold at a reasonable price on  easv term-*. A card with youi1 riiiine aiul iiililruss vvill bring  yoii our illustrated eiitiilogius aiid an explanation of our easy;  '���������' iime system of piiyinuiit-s of which you mny avail yourself, no  matter where you live.  fVlASON    &    RBSCH    PIANO   CO.,   LTD.  32 KING* STREET WEST. TORONTO,. ON   .  ���������J. Macleod, Agent, Second Street.  Revelstoke Herald and  Railway Men's Journal.  Published   everv  Tliuvsilny.   .-Snliscriptlon $2  per year.   AdrertUiiij; rati1* du npplieiition.  Changes of advertisements must lie . in before  noon onWednesdny to iusnre insertion.  Job Printins in all itu branches promptly nnd  neatly executed.  onlookers anticipating the niilleniuiii,  nor is- it usually followed by the  beating of angel's wings. XVe refer to  those Liberal lenders who proclaim  their righteousness from the housetops, vvhile.below naught exist but. a  vvhited sepulchre. It would bo unjust,  nay, censurable in every sense of the  word, for a journalist to insinuate  wrong doing upon the part of., public  men, unless -'prepared to prove the  assertion. Called upon to substantiate  ...'"     "���������" j charges   made,   the    records   of the  We have unbounded faith* in the country, evidence upon oath, tangible,  final judgment of the electors in this 1 practical proof 'are the only justiflcii-  Province:    honest    themselves ��������� thoy I tion.    That beiug so,  apart from  the.  Thursd.vy, Jan. 20 1903.  HONESTY IN POLITICS.  believe others to possess similai' vir  tues. Witness the -confidence a  majority manifested* in the promises  and professions of Senator Teinplehinn.  minister "without porfolio"���������or conscience, du ring the genevnl ������������������ elections.  That gentleman: proved -his uuvvorth-  ness for office by a double-dealing  policy, so utterly foreign to vyhat is  expected from the mouthpiece of a  Government, that a long time must  elapse before peoplo will trust liim  again. Hence, we have renson to fuel  that those, who have been deceived  will guard against, being made cat's  paws of on any future occasion. In  the old days, Sir Richard John Cart-  wright boasted tbat he used a'trick  shield, brazen on one side, silver on  ihe other. Tbe former was utilized  when- attacking his opponents and  defaming bis country; the latter wheii  he was telling the truth to capitalists  on the far side of the Atlantic. We do  not say that the ������������������trick" or "l)ogii*=''  ballot boxes, now used by the Grit  party, were an evolution of the trick  shield, but tliere certainly is a resemblance, so far as results are coi;-  cernVd."'"lioi*^^^*S^Wl^^,ffTHanifestr  cheats, devices no statesman, no  honest men would for one moment  countenance. Quite on a par with  these, are piomi=e*r .solemnly enunciated by Liberal Ministers during an  election and strangle*!! in tlieir em-  'ljraccs. so soon as their nefarious ends  are accomplished. Take for instance  the pledge made by Senator Tempk-  iniin us to ''belter term**;" and bis  shameless repudiation thereof, so soon  as the ballots were counted and official  results proclaimed. Could anything-  be more debasing, mora.dishonest and  more criminal from si public stand  point? Is it not an abject lesson to  honorable citizens who would hnve  their sons keep within tbe stiict paths  of rectitude? Is it not nauseating to  those who believe that there should be  honesty in public as well as tbe commercial walks of life? Yet, consequent upon the offences of which  politicians are guilty, being glossed  over, excused and apologised for, too  many high minded men fall into the;  egregious error of palliating whnt are  no more or no less than cl-uiiiinbli;  treachery to the commonwealth. An  opinion such as this would doubless  shock tiie moral sensibilities of a  Minister, even "without portfolio,"  when his application is centred upon  his political allies, still it is nevertheless legitimate critic-ism. The- mure  turning of the whites of a statesman's  eves towards heaven does not justify shall see.  foul clecoption practised upon".<the  electors of British ? Columbia���������or  rather attempted, *ior we cannot  believe our '.representatives -will sacrifice their honor by espousing the cause  of or clef ending SenatorTeiiipleliijlii-i  observers have simply to read details  of the terrible ci-iinesicbiiiiiiitted in  Eastern 'constituencies, through the  agency of bogus ballot boxes, through  the Wholesale personal ion Of votes,  through the issue of fraudulent ballots  and the violating of, God's Holy Writ,  as a means of minimising perjury.  Those are the ghastly proofs: no imaginary grievances, no trumped up,  tipuvhryphiil creations. They are refolded in black and white, proved  before Ir'ui-liaiiient, established before  the judiciary, _ and stigmatised by  magisterial authorities. The men or  the journals prepared to countenance  this carnival of political debauchery-,  ate almost us culpable as those guilty  of the wrong-doing. Tliey are willing,  nay anxious, to profit by the intrigue  aud dishonesty of embryo malefactors, hence become accessories after -  if not before���������the fnct. When, how-  ���������eveiv.=tlio-iniscre;inte=iu:aicaiig.ht_^ed_a  FOREIGN  High River Man Receives a  Significant Letter From Yankee Liuv.bn- Firm...  Ihtlll Hivi:i:, .Inn. lll. ��������� Kdilnv. Oni.  gary Hi'iiiM; I would esteem il a  great I'aviii'if you would publish the  following lines in your paper:  Last night I received from a Winnipeg Hrm, agents for Anierieanhiiiiber,  a letter and petition blanks asking mo  to_eunv*iss for signatures to a petition  asking the Dominion (joverntnent not  to put any duty on American lumber.  So doubt this linn sends these blanks  to every lumber dealer and ti ies to get  signatures on tl.ein piesuining that it  is in overy lumber dealer's in'eiest to  have the country wide open to Aineii-  can lumber I wain all lumber dealers in tlie Xorthwest not to do anything of the kind, but if vvo do want  to help the country let us join tlio  manufacturers in asking the govem-  . ment to protect the Iimiber industry  us tho eastern manufacturers are  protected.  Today two thirds of all the lumber  mills in B. C. arc shut down, and  nearly eveiy one is taking out only  one half the logs thoy havo been cutting in former years;, what does this  mean to us ?  It means that they do not require  any more of our horses, which they  hnvo bought from ns in former years  at good (igiiios. Tbe grain and hay  supply is cut in half, hundreds of  young faiiiiei's who went eveiy winter  to the lumber woods of 1>. C. and  brought back 'thousands ' of dollais  with which tiioy improved their farms  find themselves without employment.  ���������*-. Tf conditions continue as they are  today we won't have, to wait long for  haul times, we will soon have theni.  Today cash is harder to get hold of  than for the last five years, it will  get worse if we have no change soon.  Wliat can we~expecT when vvo-Send  our good cash to the otlior side and  get back in lumber? Nothing, but  that the country will get poorer.  Let us send our money to C C. and  wc get it buck again in various way*-,  they need our horses, need our men,  need our produce, what of it if we pay  2 per cunt moie for our lumber doe=  this signify anything ? I think not as  long as th*1}- piy high wages to the  men we send theni from the country  and good pi ices for our produce.  I do not alone want every lumber  dealer to whom I piosiune the petition lists nre senr. to help, but 1 ask  eveiy business man and fanner to  well consider thr- question. lj-l Ii. C-.  flourish and we will fioiiii-*h, let it*-  all do our share towards it ������v- B. C. is  the only liwi ket we have for all can  produce.  CI IAS. SOIIACK.  tors ns payment on account of a, large  bill of costs.  "Constantino, although a defendant  in tiie* above action and a client of  mine, attended the trial in July last as  a witness for the plaintiff company  and then .produced. tho hater of his  solicitor, which is the letter in question, but it vvas not allowed to be filed  ill evidence'1; now, however, in this  appeal it is attached to the alllilavits  uf the plaintiffs a.s on exhibit. It reads  as follows;  February 1, 1001.  "Alex   Constantino.   Ksq.,   Rossland,  Uo Centre Star vs. liosslnud Miners'  Union nnd others.  "Dour Sir���������You nro def'enilent in  this action , witli. niai'iy others, iind  notice of tii.il has been given by the  plaintiffs and the full court at Yictoiia,  on the first of Marcli, to which it  woulcl bo well that you would go to  givo evidence if possible and we should  like to know at 'once whether you vvill  be able to go.  "We tried our best" to force a tiial  at Rossland or Nelson and obtained an  oider for trial at Nelson, hut the court  of appeal upset this order and we ave  now forced to go to trial nt Victoria.  Plaintiffs j_ro claiming against all  defendants ������50,000 damages.  "While wu hope to win tho action,  still with the jury at Victoria, where  such strong prejudice has prevailed  against tho Western Federation of  Mineis, we feel afraid tluit n verdict  inighl be given against you; thciefore  it is very necessary if you have auy  property in your name to inake disposition of * it at once. It is very  dangerous lo convey to your wife,  because the law is that a, vohintry.con-  veyance, on tho eve of ti trial of law  Eiiit against, you, is no good.  "We think it is our duly lo fully  advise you in time, as we would feel  veiy sorry to have you loose the pio-  peity that you have worked so hard  for. :  "We hope to hear from you at once  with legnrd to whether you can attend  n**, a witness on your own behalf at the  liial. You remember that the day of  tiial is for Tutsday,   tho  first day of.  M.n ch next. ~.    Yours truly,  "TAYLOR & 6'SIIEA.''  '���������It '.v ill he noticed that this lcLUr  was written with respect to an action  for damage?, not an action for a debt  or liquidation claim: and the plaintiff  company were not creditors of Constantino until months after, namely  not till Aug. 1001 at that date judgment wn-*'delivered; i'urtherinoie it  will be noticed that the letter expressly wains ConsUntitie against a voluntary transfer.'"  Mr. Taylor further stated that this  case vvas being appealed to the  Supreme. Court of Canada.  LEGAL:  handed, and there is no escape, then,  and tlii-n only do., they cry out for  stringent measures and condign punishment. Although . ths leading Grit  organ points out Iliat tho offences  "arc- nn-, extraditable" and the ruffians  slip across the bolder. Take the cases  of I.oU nnd Shibley, nominated by the  Liberal*! for "seats in tbo Mouse of  Commons. These men conspired to  cheat the electors out of their franchise, ordered tbo preparation of ballot boxes containing receptacles for  legitimate ballot*, to be replaced by  fraudulent ones. Wero they prosecuted? 1'y no moans; it was left for  ptivatc individuals to expose thn rascality in all its horrible and dangerous  details. These ballot boxes, indicating  tlio will of the people, might i(it any  time have boon utilised for the purpose of declaring in favor of annexation of Canada, to the United Stales or  .separation from the mother country  as an Independent power.  These are issues llio peoplo of  Canada must .seriously r-onsidor. On  thc; 25th of January the electors of  Ontario will pronounce upon the  rpiestion and the government of .Mr.  G.W. Ross, Premier, goes to I.V.e wall.  Still, those who aro onlookers, vvill  find Senator Tenijileinaii and every  minister of the Crown at Ottawa  sustaining Mr. Ross, knowing that  the kettle is as black as the pot.     We  Statement Ey-S.-S.���������Taylor���������  S.S. Taylor l etui nod to tho city  from Ka*=t Kootenay yesjeidny and  send, thu followin..' statement to The  Daily N.e-vvs. concerning the critieifiiii-  recontly utteiod by Chief Justice  Hunter at a sittings of the full court  nt Victoria which hnve attracted attention all over the province. ���������  "Tho criticism made by the Chief  Justice, of lny-'-lf in the appeal of the  Centre Star Mining com pen y versus  the Rossland Miners' Union and others  and rcpoi-lcd on the 12th instant in tho  newspapers, i.s based principally upon  a letter written by me to my client,  one Alex. Constantino, who i.s one of  tho many defendants in the above  action; the lettor was written on the  1st day of February, A. IX, 100*1.  namely five months before lhc trial of  the action, and not as reported in the  papers.  "The action above named arises out  of I be Rosslu.nd strike of 1001*1002, and  is for an injunction and damages. The  appeal in which the criticism herein  referred toWas mado, arose ineiilently,  only, in the main ease: it was brought,  to reverse tlio .judgment of Mr, Justice  Irving, who dismissed the plaintiff  company's .application Lo have made  .subject to their execution against thc  defendant union, $.">00 worth tif chattels, namely the ICvening World  printing plant, wliich the defendant  union had turned over to  thoir soli ui-  JOIIN MANNING SCOTT, ���������  Barrister, Solicit-).,'Ktc.  First Street - ��������� Xtuvcistok'c! 1!. C.  JJARVEY, M'CAUTK'i & I'ISKIIAM  linrrislers  Solicitors. Kl**."  Sollcltors forliuiii-riut Haul; of I'nmuin.  (.loinpiuiy funds lolcum ai8 purcuut.  KlusT **jTI'*:i!T, KOYulnt'-ke H. U.  snmwmmmmfflwmm  H  L'Clil   S. CAVI.KV  lilllTiKtfl* ll.llll   Solii'itm*.  OFI'iriv- CiiriH'V first Street nnd Iloylu  Avuniic1, Ki'Vi'lstulu',  11. II.  ���������_"-*������'���������  "������=  ;    ess*���������  :   is*--  1    G5*-**-  _������-*���������  Ci-���������  -5S***-  __u-  6S*-  ���������a*s������-  _���������**���������_-  SOC 1.1ST I liS.  Kert Itoso lleproe meet1- *-P(***ii'l and fourth  Tuesdius of I'tu'li mouth; Whito Koso Dosrot  moots thlnl Tih"*<1hv of cncli qunrtcr, in Oddfellows Hull.   Vialtiii_ brethren wvliuinc.  T.'l). Ii VKKK, 11. COOK IS,  President. fcecrelury.  LOYAL ORANGE LODGE No. 10.58.  I'eEiiliirMncptinus ure liold inthe  Oddtollows Hull on the Third l'-ri-  duv of ouch inouth, nt S p in. shun1  VNllluir Incthrvii coriliiill*. invited  JAMKS AUMSIT'ONCi, VV. M  J A. AUIIESON, Ree.-See.  KOOTENAY ST All, R. 15. P.  Mecti nn First Tucsdiiy of every month, in  I. O. O. I*. Hull.  ,i. ACHESON*. W. I'.  J. 11. A It .VIST KONG, Kl'O.  Cold Range Lodge, K. of  P.,  No. 2G, Revelstoke, B. C.  MEETS EYI-UY WEDNTSDAY  in Oddfellows' Hull ut f  o'clock Visiting Knight1* ure  eordiully invited.  3. li. SC01T,   C. C.  STEWAUT MCDONALD,- K. ol K. A. S.  . , 11. A. liHOWN, M. of !���������'. .  -   Camp Mountain View, C. VI. '0. W.  Ntooli in Selkirk Hull every Second and  I'omlh I'riduvof ciiuii liionlh ut S p. m. Vis.il  ing Choppers eordiully invited to attencl.  'r. H. DOURKE, Con.Com.  II. Vi. EDWARDS, Clerk.  KING'S COLLEGE SCHOOL  _pji**l* to parenti who fle-slre thHr mm tt ham homo car*  *.dA comforts wbi.** re* Hvlnff ft sui^rlor  INTELLECTUAL, MORAL AMD PHYSICAL TRAINING.  li b&J m������*t with r-PTTtArkabl-i nticcrjn in  COMPETITIVE   EXAMINATIONS   AND   ATHLETICS,  and ll hJui tb������ conM-'D-fcp aod jAtmntue-i of many nf tha bwil  -     -   - - ->pi ������th.   B>feirnc������������i! Tin Lonl Rlnhop of  uwtrnlwttw; Tb* R*-t. Dr. Pentrc-Uh. ArcMeacon of  ���������..���������v.  WMtnxluT "-  ���������*"  ������~  CcAv.'olfc. etc.  BEV.C. J. BHENTON, TAJk.* Head Master.  tn bcrjuad St., Vaxcouvkb, B. C. "  NOT JOE.  mr*#tf -jm'hereby-{iven thfit ihirry dnvs nftfir  litr-i- I mi* n������i m tit������f'lv Ki the '"lu-ff ('���������>niini<*-  ���������.ini ��������� r *"���������' I mi'!* iii'l iVorki for u sj.erlnl Hifi^-r-  tif t'ii nm.'* OHrr^ wwt.v  limbor from t*ir fcilhivv-  Intr ������Je-rTilHfil lauil-s Jn the lA'Ami'il flJhtrittt:  1 OtnrirtHMU'iui,' ������������t t\ t>������*;t majko-I "J. P. ������������������'.<.������������������  lifij-tfirfc*-* M'liih w -r rnrnf-r (*nsr/* nrul plAiil-  r4 en lljt: west -Z-iir-k.or Upper Artamd rivor  m1x..u: !;vr������ mlJc.-? U.:\'c,v g. Vavp'* timber ���������flflim,  \UfYirt,' ij'irtb h* fbn\itjtt theric.* e������������*t >���������*> ohtiins.  th"iiw: ������*oi;lh H. rl-HfiiH.thenp*? warl tOijhHJiia  m'l ffrXnmviifUit: ������l n p<wt market "J V. Mo-  r.^t'tiri'-ii'--: -.otnh Y.-'xt v.oTixor w^l," ������n<l pUnt-  M _ir.':t four ������n*l a half jnUe������ f".*i-tiv S Ovc'.-i  iimi'i-r ���������f-latrn. thorH***- north ^fl eh fti tis ihence  --���������im ^orhrtin*. Ihnne**** couth S" QhhinH. thtnf'f,  \rts'*i->t.' fttnirtrt t<������ tii*.' plur-: oi  (!t>iiii������i:iii.'jmciH.7  i/aivd thUL������4th day of Octo!������er, 19������)4.  o       j.y. McCOLDIirciC.  ISOTICE.  NV.tio! wherehya^f n that-fiOfKiyaftfUT -Iniw I  ipt-f'rifl for-pply to t'^ lh*tiftrrt.Uh* 'llic rUUtt Onii-  mi<!!''*n^rr-f TainI--* arid .Xt'of**"* Mr jm**:;r.*.i-**-.:������������������ m U>  ptir';htt^ f-hu ff'sUirv'.ri^,' '!������*:-icri!.-*^ IhibU in tl'*;  X>Utri<-t of Want Ko-.temty, '-    .  <'f.*niii(;i>f:irj^fi.t ;*. ]*,yA' 'pUinletl on tlrf* .snHtli  *ffif>!--* "f t\.f. X'irth-Ka.t Ami of Uwt.\trnw f,nk.*  in I.*fift<'I y,:iy r.wl mnr^d ���������'(}. rt. >Jc-:;art*������;r'i*north-  ca������* corner j������o*t," th* n^e ;\<i,.rAi&) citnrn-4, t.Jtrn-'.'ii  -wvtil, 1" i-.hrJu?*. tht'iiif-f* north Hi) {-hniTi-tjinort* or.U;-tn  l.o thn I'.o'.fh ;4iori? i.i thft'>Tf-t*th-K.Mt.ArK)/if Up't-fr  ,\rc<w f.Mk'������: th'-.n.o. f-asfc 40 uluilrm t.o'thfl'j^;!i������fcof  comrti*-nf*<'jiif ith,. vr-..t:i.n\ngi.'i Jtcr.'S more or' )���������*;������������..  Dated thin 30th jK-r-.rnber, Jfim,  '-  d. H. MRCARTKIt.  Dk. Morrison  DUNTIST '      ���������  OUioa OvuL'Jiov.^ J>i������B SLur-.-., Mn.cKcil7.io" ACc.  H. W, Edwards,  TaxidermSst.  DEER    HEADS,    HIRDS,     ANIMALS  HEADS,    KJRDS,  MOUNTED.  REVELSTOKE,  E. C  MOSCROP   BROS.  Plumbing, Steam and Hot'Water  ' Heating,   Electric Wirinp &  Bell Works.  Pipes. Valve:*, and Fittings.  Second St., REVELSTOKE, B.C  'I'o wear good i'i.'Is.scs. To 1 hose'who have lo work  mul li'i! Unit tliu'n1 oyos :u*e .continually iiehin'1?  fiom thiiL i'.-iiisi! siioulil weisi' a \it\iv. The tvpuhle is  t Ii.ii. llu-in.ijinily ol* -icopiu iio not know Unit the  i*i;.hi ���������-tln*:M'-will ������ivo ilml. neeiled lvsl...  \S'i*: W I!.!.. KXAMtNK YOUK KYKS KH1S13 OF  ('1IAK(*!'.; i*ii i-'yiii! IVol Unit yon are jusliliocl in  wi-iifiin.'* "*_t ���������M.-'K-'vii'Vnn lit. you. A large (-imiitily  nl ways in ^louk. .     ' * '  ���������**-���������  ALLU^,  _5������-  WATCHMAKER,  AND OPTICIAN  IWiiWM^M^i  DOK'T SUFFER"  ANY LGN0������R  Save Your  EYES  ;anilnation  J. GUY BARBER,   -   -Jeweller, Optician  REAl ESTATE AGENTS.  CONVEYANCING NOTARIES rUEUC  ,.     c r-r-*r> f C.P.R. Townsite Mara Townsite.  AGliNlS     FOR" r- 1     rr.  ( Gerrard   Townsite.   .  . ( Vive and   Life   Insurance   Companies-r���������  ) only. Reliable Ones.  AGENTS FOR���������Canada Permanent Mortgage Corporation  AGENTS' FOR  First Street,  Op. Macdonald & Monteith's  "���������IMesaie & SletasB Meat Merchant.  ..-,���������-���������**.-  Fish, and Game in Season.   '  First Street j-  - ; Revelstoke, R(Dj  r**M*rr^Ji*-,.i-i*..l^.**r3lr.rm������i.^i-.m.Lmi ,.^J. ������������������   -, .,,. li...   ��������� f-f-Tyn  "  REOPENED  REMODELED  est a u rant  Revelstoke Assessment  District.  ���������_,,JOTI01j~U-IiprGby-R'i\enl- in-n^cnril.incc with,  ttifSt'ittitv-*, tlint I'n-vnicial Kcvoium' T.lx iinii  .ill as-esud ta\L'-������ .iml incoiuu U\x, ���������Lssi.*-*'-,ril ami  levied mixIm llic **A^ic."*siii'*ut A't, 1!HJJ" foi Ilie  n������*M>lf>t'itM'> A.s-.oiMiH'iit JJisirict. are flue nml  pnyiiljlu fnr tliu joar ]{H)3t ut iny* oflice, situate al  lln' Court House, Ke\eMnku. Tliis notice, hi  terms nf law, in equivalent to :i pei.soiuti detuand  liv mu upon all purnoiH liable fnr taxes.'  J>iit<!<r at ItcvC'lstoko, li. C,  thin 3rd ilny of  .lannary, 3&0"������.  FllKI) FKASKR.  AH^ensor and Collector.  Kcvelritoku AHSfrtsniunt District.  Two Doers South of the Hew Imperial  Bank  Premises  formerly occupied by Union Restaurant,  Mrs. McKitrick. Manageress.  r       ���������  !  3 Open at all hours. Short Orders tastefully served,  a   Meal Tickets Issued. Rates Moderate.  NOTICE TO CREDITORS  In lho mntter ot OLAF II. HANSEN*,' docensccl,  - nnd   ��������� .'���������;*'���������"   Id th. manor of lhc "Oll'iiilal Adinliilstrntor'K  Ai*t."     .  KOTiCE IS IlivliKliV.OIVEN Hint by order  of 111-* Honor Andrew i.camy,* flounlv .lud^e,  diitrrt the lJili day of Ociohor: 1!HM, G(.*or(-c  Hmlth Mif'HTior, Oflinlnl .AdniliilHtriitor for  thftl purl of K--?'Otc*i',Hy County (joinprlf-cd within lln- I'c-veli'lok-! KI(:(!to*rnl blstrlci, has been  Krunlcd lcticm of ndmlnlstriiilon, to ndmtn-  Mer all and c!n-*iUiir tho cslalu of Oiuf J),  !(ar*fi.*n. ������l,.'Ct*a������(.-d, Inloslatu.  Am! fliriliC-r takft notice Ihdl all claims upon  [bf: mid c"ilut<: nili*t he Kent Inlo the snid  A-lniiiiM-nUir, at Ilia Olli''!1 Jnipt-rlal Hank  lUtu-.!, !i'*v������>Htok'-, H.C., within 80 diivn from  thcliKR hiTi*"f, all"r ivhlc.'h time all i-rooecdn  Mill i.f- dlHrlhiil'.-d untoiii; lli������ l.arilcB liiwfnllv  [h*rL->into '.-nlltlRil.  OKOROK SMITH Met',AItTHIt.  Ollicial Admlnlstralor;  fia'.(rd lln; 10th dny of (Ictober, l������l  S & CO'Y.  Wholesale and Retail Dealers  PRIME   BEEF.     PORK.   MLTTON     SAUSAGE.  FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.  NQT/0M.  Noii'-e i-������ hcrnljy (rivnn-that Mk* undor.ilrrnpd  li-ivi. .milnnilU'fl to tljfi I.ifttit-f-nfint-Onvtjriinr-'irt-  <'y,v.vciV n   priip.-K;:!  mu'yr   tilt' junvi.-tiniH i,( Ihr,  r''iiir<viJitr of ..l-'htii:l inn.-* fpnn Ifnlf Wny (.'rock.  West - ICnnt..'ii;iy, frtun a.'Pf������int I'r- ntilf.'M fnmiiitn  inmitli ���������" thu l������"int wlM-rt- it (Mnpt'losi into L'pJH'r.  y\innv I,fiV.v nnd \-->r ina'un^ Mf������ Hfimo fit fnr niffc-  iiiLT ;tinl c I j- j v J j i * r lli-Tcai In^M, tin)li(-r, IuhiIiim'. mfU  niiii i-raft* :iii*l f������.v I'lv-tilln^ nnrl nmhitainin^ Imoinn  ft.T linhhii;;, sniCtf :-ml tlolfvurlnK l"������Mnnd tiinl'i.-r  tti-ftiiyht (!nwn .-:;ii(| ��������� ivntrain! for jiLlni'lilu^ booins  Ui Iht* ."li*-!*';* t.f ;-\\'\'\ river and said litkis fur said  ptiriK-i-flcs.  'I'Im- hnuls tfi !.<��������� ���������iI1-!-*|,(mI l������y ������:iifl work uro vacnnt  ^rimni iatn!:.' ;ui*i Lui. I l.'il), (Jruup One, ICuutnuiy  l>i-trirt.  Tim min i'f toll,: propoHrd tn ho rhurjrod urn  R>irh im .tiny \iv fixi-i| hy tlio.liirl^o uf (Iiu County  Court- (tf K'-r-ti-nay  AHIiOWHKAIM.rAU.KBC'OMrANV, Limitvil.  DnU'd Nuvuiultt'f lOtli, 1004.  NOTICK.  X'rflc* i>ilii*rfhy "plvoii thtxl tinMays nft'.r d������.ie 1  intcnil to mnUu fljipla-ntton to.tliu Chief Coinmia-  rtjo!iM| of LitmU nml Works ("f a hpuchtMi'-ciicc  (imuiI :irn! t'.*ii iy f\������jiy. (iiuhf-r fioin tli*! ft. Ho wing  ih-:*iTil'(.'tl liunl.-i" .riiUiHtc-frin f.illooct DUtticl:  t. Ct-mini-nfin^ nt a p-vt inarkfi "(j&o. A.  I.riimnfn' Month *.*;iht- rorni'f r-ost*' and pl.iiit-vd nt  ji point, "ii tht! wost lmnk of Ttmi Tutu \a\Wh ah-nnt  (���������no milo tihovc ht'fxl of Upper Ailitms rivor, Hit nee  north 811 tlmins, thf-iice uosfc ?������������ ohains, thrnce  south So chains, thi'iifw i'.ast -So chains to the place  uf fommeiuM-'inont.   I.ocatod M-h Jnimiiry. 1'Jon.  'J. Coinin������*ncinjr r.t- a. pn^t markcil "f!eo. A.  r,ninnicrH' north \\cr.i conitT post" and planted nt  a puint near month of Dudgeon Crook and near  S. Oiiv-iVs sntitli wust corner post on the east hank  of Adams rivor, tltum-t1 east So chains, thence  soutii Su chain:?, thenee west So chains, tlience  nortii So ehuins to the place of commencement.  Located lothdimuury. lOuii.  Dated this lfitt day of January, 19o5.  GEO. A. LARIMERS.  NG  Clotliing* ihal is good for winter.  There is not much space left in 'our  Order Book, bul just enough, for  particular peeple who want lhe BE8T  Wc guarantee minute accuracy in  manufacture, post graduate tailors of  unquestioned bkill, masterly designers  of unexampled creative ability���������al] of  these conspire to produce.  Cressinan's Ordered Clothing���������  and in themselves form a Society for  the prevention of cruelty lo Woolens.  It is logical to turn for relief to  ������*?>  RESSMAN - IHE ART TAILOR  British Columbia's Foremost Clothiers  ���������BBYE'JJSTOKB,  B.O.  V*  I'M  *?.'  "���������si  (')  '!l  i* <_w ��������� ���������miai-nrw^.-isrju y*"  BOME'GUR'OUS VOWS  What uBaBln-lo mi tlm I'vo nl liattto by B:<?v  Who ure to T'iIk* l'avt.  If I come out of tbo big fight to-mor**  row safe and sound I shall never touch  another drop ot spirits as long as i  Wvo.    ...  Sucli was the vow uttered by a private on the eve ol' the battle of Uluudl-  during the famous Zulu war some  eighteen years since. Tho man had  iieou tho toper: of the rcs'inient���������- notorious for his  devotion  to tho joy3 of  ' Bncrtius���������but on the night before Uio  battle he received a letter from home  saying that hla father had.died In a  'home for dlpsomnnlnes. Impressed by  the* awtulness of this Incident; he re-  *��������� corded tho vow related above���������tliou gli  ' with what precision lt was kept the  present chronicler, is unable to stato.  Rather curious was tho vow regis*-  '��������� tered by a French'soldier  -who'took  - part In the Franco-German*'. war ot  1870171.    A vcry dear comrade of his  'having been killed in action, he Fv.'ore  '���������' ah oath oh the eyo of a certain bittllo  ���������'��������� that with' his own liands he would kill  ���������-no fewer than a dozen Prusslaus, or,  'falling this, would'perish by his own  ' hand. Sure enough, ho kept liis word  ;* most faithfully-���������for when the tlmo  ���������  came, he shot twelve of the eiiefiiy in  ��������� succession, narrowly escaping with his  rown' life after the "abnormal   feat   in  *���������* juuestlon.  '_'���������   During the war between North and  :" South  a  Confederate * officer * named  '��������� Hudson'vowed that if. ho camc'iiiiln-  '���������-Jured.out* of the campaign he would  '���������'��������� marry the first" woman he met on ra-  ; turning to his native town/providing  that she was single and willing to ac-  , cept him.    The gallant but eccentric  ;. officer, was-spared by shot and s.heil to  ..** BO great .an .extent that   ho   emerged  r,scatheless.from ;the. war, but the "vow  .  {was.never consummated,    for    by   a  strange freak- of fate, tho first woman  Whom he encountered upon his return  ��������� was. his own sister, so that naturally  :, nothing '..came    of-the extraordinary  oath.-  In ancient days vows upon the eve  of battle were far more common than  :  ls the case in modern times.    Before  the battle of Cressy we are informed  that no fewer than six archers, serving  - under the -English banner, registered  solemn oaths that, in the event of the  battle going against them, they, would  thrust their  own  arrows  down  their  . throa ts. rather than be taken prisoners  by the French soldiery.  .' . On, the night before, the world-Cam-  , ous'. battle ,of Alma .a Cossack soldier  .vowed that . II. ho were fortunate  enough; to be spared during the fight  he would consume ten gallons of ale at  .one'-'.sitting.: directly an .opportunity  ���������was afforded him of so doing. Tiie  oath, however, proved a tragic one, for'  the Cossack, as his companions, arguing from the utterance of it that hc  .���������was'possessed of considerable money,  . leU upon him "and stripped.him ot thc  ' pouch containing all his worldly pou-  Besolons, and in the struggle :tb regain,  bis property ho' fell, stabbed to tho  heart by a treacherous comrade.  Most'readers'of 'history will ���������.remember- the famous Seven Years' .war, in  Which" Frederick the Great of Prussia  played "so" important a part. During the  progress of "that memorable and prolonged campaign a'Bavarian corporal'  rejoicing in the. name of Keller swore  an oath that -he would not cut his  finger nails until the war was over.-  fThe worthy corporal's oath .would  jfloubtlese;have been:.faithfully observed had not gossip* concerning it camo  'to' the ears'of his commanding officer,  jwho sent' for the - man/ reprimanded  - bim severely and ordered him tto have  bis nails cut In .the ordinary, course���������  Jn accordance with the laws of decency. '  Seeing that the campaign In .uostiou  (endured for' six years after* the registering of this remarkable vow, tho  ���������action of the c'omrriandont was; a useful, one, for it'Would be hardiy pleas-  nnt to ponder upon the condition of  finger nails innocent of! the'scissors for  the space of seventy-two months.  Perhaps; however, one' of the? most  curious .vows-ever uttered on a battle-  Held was. he oath recorded by an Italian soldier serving 'under the banner  -,__ the heroic.Garibaldi.. He swore that  In the. event of; his1 issuing from the'  campaign a sound man ho would : at  once abandon the army , and take  priestly orders. Ho. kept his word, for  on the, close of the campaign he assumed the clerical robe' and died somo  fix years later in an odor of sanctity*.  I  Cabiiict HaSiiiE  Upholstering;  Picture, Framing  ii-  ira  &  UEVELSTOKE,  B  THE PEOPLE'S  FURNITURE STORE  c.  E.-L..l.L^. .m-1-. r-*| JIHIAI ���������.������������������- -��������� "-I !��������� *��������� ,-imT~-**T^X.-rr*?B*a*!l.tMV.1l.!*tttmCX  +���������_**_,_._._,_���������_���������_._,_. ��������� -fr****.*-,*.*,* 4rHrh  ' ���������a.-SIlM  Our method of selection insures tlio  most sutisl'attor.v results to uur  patrons.  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Old soldiers would  Bhout   IT   sometimes   withoift understanding : Its.   significance,   sayp   the  Pittsburg News.: Its origin is well do-  cerving of a place in history, especially  ��������� as It proves thut even the .little drummer boys who were in .the Cold In'tl'o  Civil* wartlike tho late T. C. 13. 'lie.  clesino, often  did* as , efficient servico  a* the older boys.  "Caliber 54" had its origin at tlio  tattle of Shiloh. General Sherman  ���������was riding along over, tho hold hurry*  'Ing to'get to his troops when he hoard  a delicate voice calling: "General  Sherman! General Sherman!" Tho old  .war hero stopped, and the boy. piped  out:  "Tho ;-~���������" Illinois, regiment is ovei  there on the hill .holding the rebels  tack ae much as they can and they're  nil out of ammunition.and they want  ������������������ some." -And then;? with as' much. volume, of. voice as ho could muster, he  Bdded. "Caliber 54." Tliat was tho  most important* part of the message,  for the wagon trains might have' gono  with loads of ammunition and If it  hadn't been caliber' 54 it would not  bave been of tho least use.  General Shorman got down from hla  horse to pat the urchin's head, and to  call him a "noble littlo fellow,"--when  be saw three or four tears on the boy's  cheek and ho said: "Thorp," don't cry,  tay little fellow; get right along b.-ick,  for we're going to whip-them."  "I know that,!' said lho'boy, "but  ���������when I was coniin. hero to give you  the colonel's mcasii'xi!, a rebel's-liullct  ���������truck mo here," pointing to tlio calf  of hie leg. "I was crawlliig along llio  ���������ground tho Best I could, and I knew I  could catch you."     ���������   '  Then tho general assisted the lad to  the hospital, and a few days.later he  ���������went borne to his *->olhcr in Vermont,  put "Caliber 64" lives in history.  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McCalluiifi  Trade Marks  Designs  .... Copyrights 4c.  Any ono irendtnR n sketch nnddescription mny  aulcltly rurertiilii onr opinion froo whether an  -^sseses ass? js^'i^mrr^Svo  tveclol notice, without charge, In tho  Scientific Jfnterican.  A bnndMmcly illiiBtrnied weekljr.   I,nniest elr-  MUNN & Co.36,������r>a*i"ray' New York  BraucL Offlco. 625 F SU WMbtDf-ton, D, C,������  Because    Et    Brings]  Results.  GIVE US YOUR NEXT AD n  ���������MM I T M-4>f������f>g-*M>f-FT*^M-IHf'iWr44^-l -f-W-^-^^~W^-^^*^������H-^*t  The Gypsy's  OR  A   SECRET   REVEALED  *_'frM-'M-H"l-l"frM-i-M  CHAPTER.  III. speak  of  Colonel Trace   You    know  what I have told you about him. A  drunken bully, who is no moro fit to  lie an oflicer in hcr majesty's service than is a. shoeblack. Most decent shoeblacks would mako a    bot-  she  hor,  him  " ho  As Royce Landon, drawing himsolf  up. exclaimed "I'll face it." the  door opened and a lady entered.  Sho was of middle age. and still  singularly beautiful, but the beauty  of her face was marred by an expression of pride which would hare boon  too pronounced and vivid even for a  man. Sho wus tall, upright as a  dart; there was not a speck of  gray in the dork hair,, ami on looking at her one saw at once whore  Royce had got his graceful bearing;  for this was his mother, the Countess of Landon. Sho was dressed in  pray satin trimmed with whito lace���������  the Honiton of the picture���������and  though thero was no company at  Honk Towers, wore diamonds at her  throat and  on her fingers.  As hcr gray eyes rested on the  Handsome face of her son they melt-  ���������d into softness for a moment, but  it was for a moment only, and lt  gave place to an expression of proud  and passionate anger, only kept in  . check by an iron will.  Royce came forward and kissed her.  "Well,  mother?"  hc said.  She endured  thc  kiss,  but  did  not  return    it,   and   as  she  took  in  the  torn   and      dusty   condition  of      his  ;lothes her eyes Hashed.  "Why  havo you come   home?"  lskcd.  He drew forward a chair for  but sho still stood, regarding  ixedly.  "Won't you sit down,  mother?  said.    "I'm  afraid you  are  not  glad  to see me; that���������that you didn't expect mo again so soon."  "I didn't expect to como back myself," he went on. "But tho fact is,  mother, I'vo���������well, I've got into a  scrape."  He stopped, but still she would not  help him. This second son of hers  was the child of her heart, tho apple of her eyo. She would havo  laid down hor life for him willingly,  but her love was concealed behind an  Iceberg of pride and ambition. Most  mothers would have sunk into the  chair and probably begun to cry;  out she remained motionless and apparently unmoved.  "What have you done?" she asked,  as he ���������/ paused, and, with knitted  brows, gazed at the carpet. "I never see you, hear from you, but I  expect bad news. This occasion, I  presume, is to prove no excoption.  Why are you In this state?" and.-Bho  looked him over severely.  "Ive walked a long way," he  said; than ho added candidly, for  one of the few virtues this young  man could boast was truthfulness,  "and���������and I had a bit of an adventure on. the way, a tussel with a  man at the fair, mother."  "You come home in disgrace������������������"-  "In disgrace, and you stop on the  way  to   indulge   in   a  vulgar     brawl  at  a fair "  "Not a brawl, mother���������but no  matter."  "No, it does not matter. ? You  have, I suppose, sunk too low to  care for the dignity of a gontle-  tnan���������������������������"- _  ���������'"irother!" burst from hira. but  he stopped with the exclamation and  shut his  lips  tightly.  "What is.it you have done now?"  she asked. "Have you heen gambling again,  and  lost more money?"*  "It is not money���������this time," he  said in a low voice. "It's���������it's a  bad business, the worst scrape I've  ever got in. and���������and I'm afraid  tliere is no way out of it."  "Then go back and live it down."  said thu countess sternly. "Go back  to your regiment."  "I can't," be said doggedly. "I  have���������left  tho  army."   ^Xou^hav<^l_ft=the._army?^__yhat  is it you say?     Aro you mad?"  "I was obliged to," he said. "I  was compelled. There was nothing  else   but   that.      If  I  hadn't   loft     I  ter * oltlcor!  Hc has   had  a    spite  should have been���������cashiered."  "What   have    you  done?" she    demanded.  "Jt   was  just  this,"   he said  in     a  low   voice.       "You   havo heard     me  against   me over    since I joinod.   It   " ho colored, but his eyes did not  quail beneath her stern gaze���������"it  was about a young girl ho had treated badly, and���������and I stood up for  her. Ho has borno mo a grudge over  since then, and has lost no opportunity of dropping down on me. He  has made my life a burden! But I'd  made up my mind to boar it until  he or I exchanged and left the regiment, and things were going better  until threo days ago. He'd boen  drinking hoavily, and soomod as if he  couldn't let mo alone. Mother, you  don't know how a man in his position can torturo the life out of a  man in mine. And ho lost no opportunity. Well, tho night bofore  last we were at mess. Ho was  half drunk���������I'll say that for him���������  and ho amused himself by making a  butt of me. I stood it like a lamb  till���������but I had to drink or go mad,  and at last���������he'd thrown a glass of  wino in my face. He said it was  an accident; but. it was meant. It  was meant��������� and I"���������he drow a long  breath���������"I struck him!"  Tho countess .had sat with her  eyes hidden by hor hand. Sho now  rose, whito to the lips, and trembling with fury.  "I struck him." ho wont on, his  nostrils expanded, his eyes blazing,  "I would have killed him if I could  but���������but they toro us apart. There  was a mark across his faco���������  "Thoy all said I should be court-  martialed and punished. I was placed undor arrest���������"Ho stopped again.  "But Trace know he couldn't face  the inquiry. He had got a better  card than that, mother, and ho played it. Ho meant to drive me out  of tho service. He sent mo word  that if I would send in my resignation  the  matter  should   drop."  Once more ho paused. The sweat  stood in big drops on his forehead,  his  hands  clinched tightly.  "I thought it all out as clearly  as I could. I knew that if it camo  to a court-martial I should be  cashiered and disgraced. I'd struck  my superior oflicer, you see; that's  unpardonable'���������ond;.I���������-roalgnodt" .-.  "The" countess stood speechless for a  moment, her bosom heaving; then  sho raised her hand with an action  almost tragic in its intensity.  "You havo disgraced yoursolf���������you  havo dishonored tho name you boar.  Look there!" She pointed to tho portrait of the earl in his general's uniform. "Your father won in the field his honor*  a coronet for his race; his name wns  honored    wherever and whenovor     lt  ging your burden of shame with you  for every one to point at? What  do you mean to do, I ask? To  loungo about the stables or tho village alehouse, to consort with  grooms and potboys? You cannot,  dare not, offer any gentleman your  society; you, disgraced, cashiered, an  outcast "���������  "Mother," said Royce, panting, almost inarticularly, do you know  what you aro saying?"  "Do   you   know    what  you     havo  done?"   sho   retorted   fiercoly.       "Do  you  realize  it?      You    have     ruined  yourself!      Yes,  ruined!      You might  havo played and played and lost and  lost,   and   I  could  have  paid      your  debts again nnd again, until all was  lost  but honor.      But  with that  re-'  muming there would still have   bcon  some     hope;  but    now!"���������and      she  laughed    a terrible laugh���������"you���������my  son!���������aro liko a man who with    his  own hand maincd and crippled   himself for life,  past hope,   past  curing.  What is  thero  left  for  you to     do ?  What? Tell met      You cannot!    You  do not knowl     You have cast away  the chance of your life.    At the commencement   of thc     race   you    have  flung yourself down to wallow in the  mire,  and  left   the prize of life    to  others!      And you aro my son!  And  his!        Look     at that   picture,    and  think     of yourself   and your ruined  life.     And I was proud of you!       I  was ambitious for you!   I have lain  awake at night; I have spent hours  and hours in the day planning a   future for you!  God gave mo but two  sons,  and     ho has punished me * for  loving the last better than the first!  Yes,  I am punished.   The    ono      for  whom   I  prayed    and   hoped     great  things   has   disgraced   the   namo     he  bears,  and rendered it a byword and  a scorn!'.'  Royce uttered a cry, not loud, but  terriblo in its intensity, and it was  echoed by the girl who had stood  motionless and turned to stono by  thc awful denunciation. With herj  lovely faco white as death, her eyes  dilated with horror, she flung herself in front of Koyce as if to protect him from an actual blow; then,  with a kind of sob, she dropped almost on her knees at tho feet of the  tall, erect figure of the elder woman,  and clinging to hcr arm moaned : ���������  "Sparo him, madam! Oh, indeed,  you do not know what you say!"  The countess looked down at her  with dry, burning eyes, and put hcr  aside as if she were a lay figure,  and yet not roughly or unkindly.  "Do I not?" she said passionately.  "It is you 'Who do not understand.  It, is only I who know what this  thing that he has done moans. You  plead for him, girl?" she laughed a  laugh, terrible in .its misery and humiliation. "You would not if you  knew what I have been dreaming all  theseiyears.      You  would not if you  knew     that    I   had hoped -"     She  stopped, and looked from one to the  othor, and though the girl did not  understand tho broken sentence and  thc glance,  Royce  did,   and  his    face  flame-.!; ���������. ���������������������������*���������-���������     ���������*   .������������������-���������-  "But that is all over now,"* exclaimed the countess. "If I was  ambitious for him, my son���������iind God  alone knows how ambitious I was,  and how much" I hoped'for!���������I owe  a duty to���������others"���������she had nearly  snid "you"���������"and 1 will not forget  it!      Ho has  sacrified  his  name  and  "Enough,    mother,"     broke     from  Royce hoarsely: I have sinned, I   ad  his  as  re-  was spoken.     You have dragged that  mit; jt.   I have been   a fool, I know  namo  in  the mire:  havo been  cxpell- ~  ed from service of which he  was   so  proud���������antf which   was   so   proud   of  him���������by striking your superior officer  in     a   drunken  squabble.      And you  are  my son  and  his!"*  No words can jlescribo the passionate bitterness of her tone; it made  Royce start as a thoroughbred starts  at the cruel cut of  the lash.  "My son, for whom I had hoped  so much! It was for you to carry  on the traditions of the house, to  raise the name of Landon still higher; or at any rate to keep its lustre  bright. You have dragged it in the  mud, trailed It in the dust. Do you  think that the world will not learn  the truth���������that it will not consider  that you have been expelled from the  service? It knew it before I did!  It will never forget it! Never! When  they speak of the Enrl of Landon  -they-will add,with_a.sneer that__It  was a son of his who disgraced himself, and barely escaped punishment  and  dismissal!"  She paused for a second or two  to gain breath, then went on as  passionately as  beforo :  "And, now you como home, what is  is it you intend to do? Do you intend to  loaf  round  tho place,     drag-  Thorough in  On the Digestive and  Excretory  Systems.  it!      But my  honor*  "A  man's  honor  is  lost when  name   is  besmirched  and strained  yours   is!"   came  tho  passionate  tort.  "You go too far," he said. and  his voico was almost inaudible, "but  you  believe what you say- "  "I  do!"  she  exclaimed  fiercely.  "Then this is no place for me," ho  said jternly. "If I am dishonored,  I am still too proud to herd with  grooms and potboys: too proud to  loaf about roy mother's house, an  object for the scorn of her friends  and acquaintances. You asked me  what I was going to do. I do not  know; but this I know, that, outcast  as I am, I would rather die in a  ditch than eat the bread tainted  wiih scorn and contempt.' I shall  not stay here to shame you, mother  ���������I will go!" ,  _-ll Yoa. -goi-"_she__cricdJ "Thc_.sc*n T  you have gambled that away; my  lawyers will supply you with more  to waste in profligacy and vice. Take  it and���������go!"  She flung the purso on the table.  He took it up, looked at it mechanically, and thon quietly laid it down  again.  "Good-by, mother," he said, but  even as ho turned he hesitated and  looked at her appealingly.  Irene, standing breathless with alternate hopo and fear, started forward after him.  "Irene, como back!" said the  countess sternly.  "Oh,'Royce, Royco! "Arc you really going?" she murmured.  "Yes, Renic, I am going. How  could I stay?"  "But where, whero. Royce?" Bhe  asked, hcr face turned up to him  with pity and sympathy in hor lovoly  eyes.  "I don't know yet, Renio," he  said. "It doesn't much matter; as  far as I can from Monk Towers.  Why did you .como after mo, Ronie?  You heard what sho said? Go back!  > You must not mako her angry with  !you."  "If I only knew whore you* were  going and what would become of  you Royce! Won't you writo to me,  and tell me where you arc, and  whether you are well or ill?"  "I won't promise, Renio," he said  gravely. "I'm bad at writing, and  if things went wrong with me I  should bo too proud to toll you.  Good-bf, dear Renie! Don't fret  about me, I'm not worth it."  "Tell  me,   Royce,"  sho  murmured,  and her eyes   dropped,   "havo you���������  have you any money?*'  ;'  "Yes,"* he repliod,  forcing a smile.  "I have a little���������enough."  "Oh, not enough, sho said quickly,  and she put her hand up to a chain  around her nock. "My hand trembles so that I can't unfasten it. Undo it, Royoe!"  He unfastened thc snap, and sho  took the chain off swiftly and pressed it into his hand.  "I haven't any money with' mo,  Royce, but I will send you some if  you will let me, and you will, won't  you? You won't be too proud to  take it from your���������sister;  Royce!"  "You are not my sister, Renio," he  replied, "but if you were I should  bo too proud, as you say- to tako  money from you."  "Oh, Royce! But the chain! You  will take that?     You can sell it."  Ho shook his head; then aa her  eager faco clouded ovcr with disappointment ho unfastened a small  locket from the chain.  "Not  tho  chain,   dear  Renie,'  said;   "but I'll take tho locket,  I may  always  have something  mo to remind mo of you,  not  I shall need  it.      And now  good-byo  once      more,    dear     Renio!       Thore,  don't cry! I'm not worth a tear   or  a  sigh,   as  tho  song  says.      Thore���������  there!"  Her hand' dropped from his arm,  and she put it in his hand, and  twined it around his_flngers lovingly  approvingly. '"ln~thc innocent" "eyes  thoro was a look that said plainly:  "Tako me in your arms, Royce;  kiss me,  for I love you."  Ferhaps he understood the look for  his color enmo and went. But," notwithstanding what his mother had  said, Royce Landon had not lost all  honor, and he resisted the temptation���������the great temptation���������and instead, he raised her hand to* his lips  and kissed it tenderly,  reverently.  "God-by, Renie!"' hosaid in a  very low voice., 'And���������don't think  worse of me than you can help!"  Then he turned and strode oil, but  as he entered the avenue he looked  back and waved his hand. Sho was  standing white, lily-like in her thin,  whito dress, her hands bofore her  eyes, and he knew that she was crying and for him. Sho waved her  hand, her lips formed his name, and  then  he was  gone.  (To bo Continued.)  IAKH [ONTEillS b; LEAFS UD BOUNDS  il  Ceylon Natural Green tea by its absolute purity and delicious flavor is displacing Japan tea just as "SALADA" black is displacing all other black teas. Sealed lead packets only. 25c and  40c per lb.    By all grocors.  *    he  that  PORK   PRODUCTION.  Our experiments extended ovcr a  period of two years,' writes Pro/. A.  M. Soule, of the Tennessee Experimental Station. The flrst test was  made with 24 hogs divided into eight  groups of three each, and continued  for '60 days. 'A duplicate experiment was made in 1903, and continued for 77 days. The repetition of  tho experiment was deemed advisable  to eliminate the influence of individuality as much as possible by securing a record from a larger number  of animals. These trials were undertaken largely for studying the valuo of corn meal alone and of corn  meal when fed in combination with  varying amounts of skim-milk for  pork production.  Five of.the hogs used in the first Tho fcc_ for the sow before far-  experiment wore .Chester White rowln(? shouki bo nutritious, but not  8-rades bred on tho university farm; concon\ratc_. Somo corn mny bo  tho remainder were Purchased and I f^ but mea,8 rich in pr-.tc.in, oats,  wero said to te Chester White and ^ ' miotlilngS/ and barley, should  Berkshire cross The 32 hogs used in f������ ', most * tho nulrimifnt. As  the experiment of1903 were pur- fa^!0^ timo approaches, let tho  chased   in   an     adjoin ng      country    -^ bc ������ and of limited    quan-  These   were    grade      Berkshircs   but For two  or three days    after  they wero inferior in quality to those  used in the ? previous experiment, as  is evident Irom the smaller and    less  cows without injury and without  taint to the milk, if thoy wero properly fed. In feeding roots like  carrots and turnips, which are likely  to taint the milk, wo food in two  ways. By themselves in small quantities just before tho grain feed, and  cut in small pieces and mixed with  bran or middlings, tho wholo boing  moistened. Cabbago may bo fed cut  up in pioces tho sizo of an apple and  the cows will get much good from  them. In feeding anything - that  will impart a taint to tho milk, it  must bo fed after milking, for any  member of the turnip family, for example, which a cow consumes ovon  two hours bofore milking, will show  itself in tho odor and tasto of tho  milk. The quantity of roots or  cabbage to be fed at a timo doponds  somewhat on tho cow, but under  no circumstance should she havo'  moro than she can consume in an"  hour, and it should be fod directly  after milking. .   _  ������������������"~ e-  FEED' FOR BROOD SOW.  to  Dr. Chase's Kidney-Lavar I  Are Lastingly Banefiolal���������Romoving the Causa of  Disease.  'iSSS  Th'o symptoms of dyspepsia, biliousness, liver complaint, kidney disease  and rheumatism point, to the presence ot poisonous matter in the  system.  Tl-.e first thing Dr. Chase's Kidney-  Liver Pills do is to thoroughly  cle������ns. the system of this waste matter by causing free action of the kidney.1-,  liver and  bowels.  This result is not brought about in  o harsh und irritating way, but is  naturallv and thoroughly accomplished.  Th'o flow of bile from the liver aids  digestion and ensures continued regular action of the bowels; the free action of the kidneys removes the uric  acid, wliich would otherwise cause  rheumatism or stone in tho bladder.  Digestion, assimilation and the removal oj waste matter nre carried  o?:t   without  pal",  or  discomfort,   and  tion, and noun which can possibly  roach' such complicated diseases as  Dr.   Chaso's  Kidney-Liver  I'ills.  Mr. 0. F.- Imtncl, ifnoemnkcr, Western Hill, St. Catharines, Ont., states:  "I have used Dr. Chase's Kiilncy-  Livcr Pills regularly for some time  and consider that they are unsurpassed for torpid liver, defective circulation, indigestion, headache -ind constipation, as these worn my troubles.  I used many remedies, but got no  roi I c-f until I tried 'Dr. Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills, and a few boxes of  | this preparation liave entirely cured  mo. I am not in the hnbit of endorsing any medicine, butln this cane  I cannot speak too highly In nrafKO  of Dr. Chase's Pills for what they  have done,  for  me."  Dr.   Chase's   Kidney-Liver  Pills,  ono  pill  a dose,   25  cents  a  box,  at     all  there is no focrthold for contagious or j dealers,   or  Edmonson,   'lutes   &   Co..  other  disease. {Toronto.  The  portrait mid   Higni'ti.re  Ti-ere  is no  is-tV^r  preparation   pos-' of Dr.   A.   W.   Chase,   the famous   re-  scf.-ing  this  ii-H-f^c  and  combined  nc-'ecipt book  author,  nn* on every box  loved and prayed  for is  as dead  mc as if he lay in his coffin!"  "Oh, madame, madame!" moaned  Irone pitoously, and she glided to  Royce's side' and caught his hand.  "Como away from him!" said the  countess, commandingly. "Come  away! He is not a fit associate for a  pure-hearted girl who bears an honored name! ������e is disgraced���������an  outcast!"  "Yes. Oo." Irene!" he said in a  sad voice. "She is right. .It is  what the world says���������and will always say! Co, Irene!" *"'_ put  her from him, and sho stood almost  between   the  two.   weeping  bitterly.  "And now, mother." hc said, "before 1 go will you not sny one kind  word ono word of forgiveness? I  know that in your anger you have  uttored words that mean moro than  you think or realize. Do not fear  that I shall hang upon you a burden  and encumbrance. I am going, as  you bid mc, but," his voice broke  altogether, "say just one word that  I can remember, that will soften the  others! I ani sorry for what has  happened, and yet"���������a look, the ox-  act reflection of her own, .carno into  his eyes, "ami yot if it were all to  tome ovcr again I should do the  same. If ho had heo.n a king I should  have struck him! T could not hold  my   hand   and   livo. To   have set  thero and borne his insults meekly  would Indeed have seemed dishonor  to me. But it In nil past. As you  say, I. nm disgraced, and I will carry  my disgrace nway and hide it and  myself, if I can. Anyhow, I will no  longer bear the namo you say I  have stained and dragged in tho  dirt. I am going, mother; will you  not say one word���������one word for  givenesH?"  ".No!"   she   responded.    "There  no   forgiveness      in  my  heart;   there  shall be none, no  lie,   on  my lips."  "Thero is money there." -*hc said  coldly, and yet with icy passion  ringing in the tones of her voice. "1  Uo  not  wish  you   to���������starve.      When  "I know what you've come here  for," said little Willie. "You're going to ask my sister to bo .-.our  wife." "Oh! Why do you think so?"  '"Cause I heard hcr telling ma she  was goin' to git you In a corner tonight and make you say it."  OP  for-  Is  yields more readily to Scott's  Emulsion of cod-liver oil than  to anything you can take.  When you awake in the  night choked up and coughing hard, take a dose of the  Emulsion, and you will get  immediate relief when no  cough medicine .will help  you. It has a soothing and  healing effect upon the throat  and bronchial tubes. Most  people know  Scoffs Emulsion  as a great body builder, but  it is equally good to allay inflammation ancl cure colds  and violent coughing.  Send for Free S.-unple.  SCOTT & I'OWNE, Chemists, Toronto, Ont.  uniform gains inado.__ Tho hogs wore  confined in pens and fed twico a day.  I'he rations fed per animal ' are  shown, together with tho initial and  final weights and the ' total pounds  of gain in the following table :  Hogs fed in tho ratio of one pound  grain      to   three,  six,   nine  and     12  with j pounds   skimmilk   made   tho  largest  that  gains  on   from     nine to  12  pounds  i-Ki.n  skimmilk.        The     consumption      of  skimmilk' reduced tho consumption of  concentrates     considerably,    ' though '  thc cost of a pound of gain was lowest with a consumption of one pound  grain to three pounds skimmilk.' This  shows   that ��������� animals, will   often   con*-  sume_larger_.auantitles-.ol -food 'than  they can digest.'and assimilate with  THE GREATEST ECONOMY..  Tho largest gain per head per day  was   made  ������������������ by -Groups 8 and 4, 1'.4*  pounds,   followed-closely   b*>   Groups  1 and 6, with a'gain of 1.35 pounds.  The other groups' all gained 1.8  pounds with the exception of the  lot fed corn*, meal and water. The  largest gains were . made by the  groups receiving ' corn meal and  wheat meal, mixed in tho ratio of 2  to 1, with skimmilk.*  The value, of skimmilk as an adjunct in hog feeding.-is shown by the  fact that Group 4- consumed 4.1  pounds corn meal for one pound  gain, 'whereas"'Groups 6, 7 and 8  consumed only 1.6 pounds concentrates with approximately 12 pounds  skimmilk per pound of gain. In other-words,' 12 pounds skimmilk saved  2 _  pounds corn meal.  Tho    experiment  indicates  that     a  bushel of corn produced 13.6 pounds  pork, which at 6 cents would givo  it a feeding value of 81 cents a  bushel; at 5 cents, 68 cents a bushel; and at 7 cents, a feeding valuo  of 95 cents. A farmer often sells  his corn at 40 to 50 conts, when  fat hogs would bring him 5 to 7  cents per pound, under the mistaken  Idea that ho cannot afford to feed it.  Corn has been purchased at 80 cents  a bushel and fod at a profit at    tho  'Btntionr '      '-���������       =   The mamirc from animals constitutes a port of the legitimate profits  from any feeding experiment, as it  takes tho place of purchased commercial fertilizers. When 75 p.c.  of the fertilizer value of tho foodstuffs consume.! was crcdltod to tho  animal, tho average cost of a pound  of gain for all groups was 3.7 cents;  when no allowance was made for tho  manuro, 5 cents. These experiments  clearly,, demonstrate thc importance  of skimmilk as un adjunct food for  hogs. The best ratio is one pound  grain to three to eight pounds skim  milk.  feed be sloppy and of limited  tity. For two or threo days  farrowing time, supply only a llinit-  itctl quantity of food. A thin, warm  slop, of middlings, oatmeal with a  very little oil meal, poured into the  feeding trough a little at a,time, will  answer all requirements.   +   PRINCIPLE  ABANDONED.  A Scotcli minister in need of funds  recently " conveyed his intentions to  his  congregation :  "Weel, friends, the kirk is urgently  ih need of siller, and as we have  .failed to get money honestly, wc  havo to'sco what a bazar can do for  us!"   .                      * ..      -  - ���������     -    4   THE HOSPITAL FOR v  *r if SICK CHILDREN  TI-IJ3 GOOD DAIRY ANIMAL.  Sho doesn't belong to any. breed  exclusively, but is found in all the  breeds. In experimental work it  has been found that it is hot breed  that determines tho value of tho cow  as a money makor, nor is it color  Bi-Aii, or , her score on the scalo of  points of that brood. For the scale  of points of tho different dairy breeds  Is misleading, tho cows scoring the  highest are not necessarily the best  cows; 'The score of a dairy cow  should depend upon her ability to  convert raw materials into dairy  products economically, Great dairy  performers of all broods have similar  conformations. Tho moro raw material she can make uso of, tho bettor, tho cow. An animal's feeding  capacity can be closely ascertained  by its conformation. , It depends  largoly upon the site of tho middle  or barrel.' Tho first and most important point in determining the  sizo of the barrol is depth of body  through tho middlo; thon comes  length of body from, the shoulder to  hook points, and its breadth through  the middlo. A broad muzzle and  strong  jaws  arc  also  desirable.  FEEDS  THAT MAY TAINT.  Thoro  are  on tho farm  few vegetables     grown  Por it Cares for Kvery Sick Child  -  in  Ontario   wlio.se  Parents  Cannot Afford to   Pay  ,, For Treatment.     .  ���������r *r *t  The Hospital for Sick Children, College  street, Toronco, appeals to tho fathers and  mot hors of Ontario for funds to maintain  the thousand sick children that it nurses  within it* walls every year.  Tho Hospital is not  a local institution���������  but Provincial. The  siok child from any  place in Ontario who  cun't afford to pay  bos tho same privileges as the child  living in Toronto and  is treated free.  The Hospital bad  last year in its beds  and cots 781 patient*,  207 of these wore  from "199 "placesout--  sido of Toronto.  The cost is 98 cent*  per patient por day,  and thero were  Vlll  aick little ones a day  "good dat. DooTon." in the liotpiul.  Since its foundation the Hospital  has treated 10,371  children ��������� about  7,500 of then, were  unable to pay and  were treated free.  Every dollar may  be tbe translator of  your kind thoughts  into the Hospital  kind deeds.  E-rerybody's dol-  la-.* may be tbo  Friend in Need to  Somebody's  child.  Lot tho money of the strong be meroy to  the weak, The_Hospital pays out dividends of health and  happiness to suffering childhood on  every dollar tliat is  paid by tho friends  of little children.  If you know of  any sick child in  your neighborhood  who is sick or crippled or has club  foot send the parent's name to the  Hospital. '  "shb'i ���������o.rrriKo" See   the example  of what can be done for club-foot children.  There were 14 lilce cases last year, and hundreds in 28 years.  marofta  Please send contributions to J. Bos-  Robertson,Chairman, or to Douglas Davidson, Sec.-Treos., of The Hospital for Sick  which may be fed    fcol ChiMtrw_*0**Uflg_ Street) Toronto.  A WAR REPORTER'S PLEA  THEtR PRESENCE WOULD PREVENT BARBARITIES.  In the Present War They Are Prevented Prom, Going Into  the  Firing  Line.  Of tho wounded Japancso who fall  into Russia's hands,-' and tho un*  wounded aa well���������excepting thoso  who are caught playing tho spy���������I  can speak with confidence, and- say  that they aro woll treated, says a  writer in tho London Nows. I had  an Asiatic servant for a whilo who  had been a bearer in the fighting  lino, and though ho was not in any  way overburdened with lovo for the  Russians, ho bore testimony to their  unfailing kindness to their enemies  when the latter fell into their hands.  Most of us can romember how mis-  chiefmakers on the Continental press  tried during the Doer war to make  tho world believe that wo illtroated  tho enemy's wounded, holding us up  to.the scorn and contempt of humanity. Wo'all of us knew at tbo time  that this was false. Wo have proved  it false to tho wholo world since, but  wo have not yet forgotten our tra-  ducers. It will do us no harm to  romember this as tho present war  goes on. I know that tho strictest  ordors have been given by officers  of .the highest rank to the troops to  deal kindly with the_ wounded' aftor  an action.      That. "'  MANY TERRIBLE DEEDS i  will bo dono in hot blood on both  sldos thero can be but small room to  doubt. When men get to tho crossing of bayonets all that is dovilish  in their blood is apt to como uppermost. At that stage a man is no  better than a tiger, and. many tigerish deods may bo expected. Dut in  cold blood I do not believo that tho  Russians will-lay rough hands upon  tho fallen. , _ .���������*.*���������*  1 To ' explain just -what I mean, let  mo say that I should'not care to bo  in tho enemy's trenches when"a rogi-  mont of tho Highland Urigado or the  Gronodiors or the Dublin Fusiliers  stormed in with the -bayonet. At the  snmo timo, I do not think I should  have an atom of fear of what might  happen if- I lay in thoso trenches  among tho wounded. '  Yet it must be admitted that one  of tho great safeguards of civllita- **':  tion has been removed sinco the war  correspondents of thc world havo  been prevented from going Into tho  firing lino to sec for themselves what  happens. At present the world has  to take a general's word for it that  ho did not at any time behave-like a  flond to helpless foes, and ex parte .  evidence is never of a thoroughly satisfactory . character. Commanders  complain that .cabled news''may   *  UPSET THEIR PLANS.  Woll. stop thc cables; but'let the lot--,  tcrs go; lot one .man from each Jo'urr  nal  of  roputc  look  on  and  chronicle *  tho things*, to, be, seen, .and'many * a_*-_  deed or unnecessary savagery will' bo'  -  prevented  by .the   moro  prcsenco * of  the pressmen, 'for no nation 'can afford  to  stand  beforo  the, world 'devoid    of     honor,     of chivalry or of-  mercy. .,  In ' thc intorests of.'the woundod  men who' fall In battle I'think ^his -  point should bo token up -by tho  whole world's pross, for the exclusion of the war correspondent from,  tho field of battle is a step backward  toward darkness, not from a . mere  nows-gathcrcr's point of view, but in  the-interests of humanity. Tho press  that only desires cable nows to increase its circulation may very woll  be dismissed, either on tho scoro of  humanity or" utility, but the unemotional press that is contont, ns of  old timo, with dispassionate letters,  should not bc kept from tho scone  whon ovents that are likely to affcot  the world at large are impending.   r   ARE MORAL LUNATICS.  New Method Suggested for  Treatment of Criminals.  Of th'o two. greatest criminals I  over knew, said Sir Robert Andorson,  lecturing on the British criminal system at th'e London lnstituto, ono was  tho son ot a clorgyman, a great linguist, in every way a most "nccon-r  plishod nnd remarkable man. His enterprise and address alono would have  made his fortuno ln honest pursuits.  Whon Mme PattI first went to America this man boarded th'o ship with  tho Customs ollicials, and porsuadod  Mme PattI in tho best of Italian tliat  he had bcon doputod to wclcomo her.  Wlien th'o roroptlon committee arrived he mado'tho Introductions.  THc mnn who stole thu famous picture of tho Duchess of Devonshire  from Agnew's was th'o soth'cr great  criminal to whom. Sir Robert referred.  Ho was a familiar figuro in Piccadilly  and west-end drawing tooroh, drovo  a rjn'r and kept a stoam yaclit in tho  Mediterranean. Ho stole ������95,000  worth, of diamonds in South Africa,  and sold them to th'olr owners in  Hatton Garden. -  In th'e caso of mich* men as those,  professional criminals, men with  brains, who practised crime because  it paid, Sir Robert urged that?;our  system of punishment was stupid and:  futile. To sentence a professional  criminal to a term of penal servitude  had the ..effect not of .reforming or  deterring liim, but of making him  "more careful next time," ? At tho *���������  present moment, whilst "ordinary"  or "accidental", crime is on the decrease, "professional" crime is on the  increase.  Sir Robert's proposal is that     the .j.  man    who sets    himself   to   live by ���������  crime  should*   be treated  as  a moral  lunatic.  He should be liable     to     a  separate    charge^  pf    being a.professional    criminal,"   and   if tho charge  were made out shoiild bo sentenced to  be detained during hi.s Majesty's pleasure.     After  serving  a  term  of     imprisonment,  ho should  be removed  to  a criminal  lunatic  asylum,   nnd  thero    '  made to  work for his  living.  The Whit'ech'tipol murderer. hnown  as "Jack th'o Ripper," was, ._.,i.*' Sir  Robert, undoubtedly insane, i\ i:i was  ultimately confined within aft irtrlum.  Ij  5-1  i  1  vi  ii  '1  'Ai  I  -iii  1  il  w  ! Al  4 HERALD SUPPLEMENT  REVELSTOKE, B. C, JANUARY 26,  1905.  Our Wet* year's  Resolution  Whereas, the past year has  been with usoneof business success  ���������a year of growing trade and constantly widening friendship, and  Wherea.8,   we   have   received  Hmany testimonials Ihat this drug  store meets with the approval of its  patrons, therefore we have  Resolved to continue our pro- *  gressive, liberal, square-dealing  policy throughout Ihe year-1905, to  make this drug* slore 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.  Walter  Bews,  Phm. B.  DRUGGIST &  ���������STATIONER,  ���������tarNext lo the Hume Block  FAMOUS   BEAUTY  In days of old when that famous  beauty  Lay down to sleep   a  hundred  y^   years,  Her mind   was  free  from   care  and trouble,  With nothing there  tn cause  her fears.  And thus ' eep,  with her kind  affection,  Kept  all .the   wrinkles   from  her brow;  ...  JBiit in these days' of push  and  ;..     "Kirrfy       '  We know  such things don't  happen now.  And so we keep means artificial  By which to hold buck Father  Time,  I And give you health as well as  beauty,  'You'll Wild   tbem  all   in   our  ' Drug Line.  Jas. J. Quinan, Mgr  RED CROSS DRUGSTORE.  iscribc for The  Herald  Monday Morning's Fire.  On Monday morning last at about  3 o'clock the ^citizens residing in the  neighborhood of Mackenzie avenue  were suddenly awakened -by cries of  fire ! fire ! The tone of the voice and  the repeated clanging of the Are bell  immediately following left no doubt  as to the urgency of the call, and  within five minutes the silence of the  deserted streets hod been dispelled by  the patter of hurrying feet, the shouts  of the fire brigade as they rushed into  action, and the hum of the fast-gathering crowd, while over and above all  the Humes, which had already got a  firm hold of the building, kept up an  incessant subdued roar, emphasizing  each fresh outburst with a shower of  sparks.  The fire had originated-in the premises occupied by J. Morgan, and  owned by Mrs. XV. J. Lee, and it was  evident from the first that the building was doomed. For a time anxiety  was felt for the safety of the adjoining premises belonging to H. Manning,  bui, the efforts of the firemen, together with the splendid volume of water  available, soon damped down the  burning mass and by five o'clock all  danger was over. The whole block  of buildings nn Mackenzie avenue from  First street to the railway track would  undoubtedly have gone but for the  prompt action of Mr. Manning in  turning in the alarm. The origin of  the fire is unknown. ' This makes the  third blaze within a month, and the  prompt manner'in which they have  all been quelled reflects great credit  upon the fire brigade.  The Lady of Lyons  The entertainment and dance to be  given under the auspices of Canadian  Woodmen of the World, promises to  be one of the events of the season.  The Dramatic Society will present  Bulwer Lytton's beautiful five-act  play "Thc Lady of Lyons," or "Love  and Pride." This will be one of their  very best productions and it is entirely  different in tone and cast from anything yet presented by them.' The  cast is a strong one and the members  .hav.e=b_en^rehear8ing=faithfully__for=  the past six weeks and a first class  performance is assured. A seven niece  orchestra, under the leadership of Mr.  R. N. Doyle, will play choice selections between the acts. At the conclusion of piny a social dance will lie  given to be opened by a new Grand  March under tbe direction of Prof.  Chase. ..-  _��������� -  McRae-Law.  A quiet wedding ceremony was performed on Monday evening at the  residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Law,  when their daughter Miss Pearl was  united in marriage. to Mr. J. R. McRae, by the Rev. C. A. Procunier. The  happy young couple are well known  in the city and their many friends join  the Herald in wishing them a long  and happy married life.  Isn't It a Lulu.  The following gem appeared in  the  Kootenay Mail's  two million   dollar  article last week, and the Herald  is  desirous. of   giving   the    public   the  benefit of our contemporary's  "Hot  Air."   The following is the lulu :  Never has the [outlook been  brighter,   (cheers),  and   more  hopeful   than    to-day.      The  prosperity of the east * is coming   we&t.   Those   who   have  borne the heat and burden  of  the day���������(prolonged cheering)  who   have   waited    patiently  through the years for the development    -of    the -wealth  (hear! hear!)   of this  section  are about to reap their reward  and they deserve it.  We have to ask the people  of Revelstoke (laughter) to  pull together shoulder to  shoulder for .the common  good (renewed laughter) and  ��������� for their own. No matter how  we differ in politics (cheers  from the gallery) or religion,  let the best effort of every  man be put forth to do the  best he can to promote the  good and progress of the  district, to sink individual  (tremendous applause) differences and realise that these  are nothing, compared with  ' the grand object in view. '  (Renewed applause).  The Council then settled down to  business and passed "The Kootenay-  Mail-Oknnagan-Herald, little "William" for $30 worth of Christmas  Number Two." It is understood the  whole hundred copies will be sent to  Gen. Kuroki at Mukden to wad the  guns and blow Hot Air and intelligence into General Haggeniski.  active  The Temple Banquet.  To the Editor nf tho ItEVEi.STOKE Herald:  Dear Sir,���������While reading the  count in the Kootenay Mail of  banquet given in the C. P. R. hotel  Friday night, 13th inst,, to Mr.  Temple,���������I=waa-im}*re8sed^with=the  thought that an unfair use and an  unjustifiable construction hnd been  made of the remarks which Mr.  Bourne made on the toast of Mercantile Intercuts. To my recollection all  that was said was in a spirit of pood  nature and "en passant". Political  tendencies were the remotest inclination that Mi1. Bourne would have appealed to notwithstanding the "applause" mentioned by the Mail.  It was a good natured response that  followed from the speeches of Mr.  Taylor and Governor Mcintosh. 1  presume the political coloring given  to the remarks was the logical conclusion of the'Mail's motto that we  want "truthful news ; if not truthful,  news anyhow."  Yours truly,  A Liberal. IK'<������<">*������<"X^**0*><~^**>*>'*'*'?  I Fstshion      f  ...Talk I  TUB POLONAISE.  Tho womun who hns not outgrown  tho memory of the uolonaiso will And  it suggested in somo of tho latest  skirts. Just how far It will wodgo  itsclt into popular favor remains to  bo soeii, but tho fact that it ls n revival gives encouragement to tho modistes who are supporting tho attempt  to bring back tho picturesquo skirt  decoration.  A vory smart costume in brick-colored cloth shows the polonaise effect  on tho skirt. Tliis is outlined with  black embroidery skilfully intcrwovon  with dyed red laco and tho effect is  stunning.  Tlie jacket is almost tight-fitting,  having scarcely any perceptlblo fulness over tiho deep girdle at the front.  It hns a low yoke, round in shape,  of whito cloth stitched with black  and silver threads. Finishing tho  yoke is a band of black silk embroidery, which* is. continued around the  figure below th'o bustline in Eton effect. The sleeves aro formed into tlie  shoulder strips by means of small  stitched plaits; above and below tho  elbows they are puffed and gathered  into a deep culT. *"  Completing the costume is a red hat  of pressed beaver, trimmed only with  a shaded red lobster ciu-1.  NEW DRKSS FABRICS.  Despite th'e great demand for highly  finished cloths ot smooth surface the  French shops aro showing an unusual  variety of novelty -suitings in which  embroidered dots or small designs are  a feature. Something extremely chic  is a now camel's Hair cloth very soft  witK a touch of India cachmir, in gun  metal shade, with Roman dots em-  broidored over it. This fabric is used  for a handsome street gown. There  is a rather long close-fitting coat, finished around the bottom with a  band of plaited satin headed with an  applique of silk lace, but very heavy.  Tlio skirt has a wide box plait at  the front which is continued around  .-__e figure in a succession of tinier  plaits. The sleeves'of the coat are  novel. Bagging from the shoulder in  mutton-leg design, th'ey grow narrower at the wrist, where they arc finished with a cuff of satin and laco, opening on the inside, where tho slcevo  is.buttoned above tho elbow.  Embroidered dots are also a feature  of cloth's - of canvas weave. The  embroidery is raised and the favorite  colors for it are brown, bright green  and blue. Mohair and worsted mix-  .tures in novelty weave are in dark  neutral tints with a glint of bright  color. Among the clinging fabrics  there are soft vigognes in mixtures,  or with small plaid grounds strewn  witli tiny dots of white or color.  RED HATS.  .One sees more and moro of the red  -velvet hats. Those made with the  broad, sunken crown, trimmed sdmply  with a slender bow cf red velvet ribbon arc very smart. Underneath the  ' brim there ' cluster, either rod and  white ostrich tips or a bunch" of shaded red flowers.  Smart little toques of red chiffon  witli a big velvet rose shading to  pink, are much used for evening wear.  Sometimes such a hat is the only  touch' of color seen with an aU white  evening toilette and th'e contrast is  warm  and  beautiful.  Sailor hats in broadtail velvet are  excellent for everyday wear, for besides being serviceable th'ey are quite  fashionable. One seldom uses more  than an immense rose or bunch of  foliage on sucK.h'ats*. Tricornes aro  not becoming to every style of faco.  but tho woman who can wear such  a shape successfully ought by all  means Invest in one. A rich little  design has'th'e brim and crown made  of pressed velvet leaves in shades of  brown. These leaves are of much  importance in*tho millinery world, bo-  -ing-a-feature-of-th'e-ncw_scason   -  11-f,-**.      .���������.--**.*������������������ ��������� -v.��������� ��������� -     ���������    This 9Cason, liko all others, haa its  freakish' styles, though bo it said to  the credit of th'o modistes th'at the  exaggerated and superfluous seem less  and less apparent ns tho years roll  on. llio really noccssary fashions in  themselves are too expensive to permit of much indu. (fenco in things destined to fleeting favor, and it is  the exceptional woman who buys a  hat or gown widely departing from  the conventional, lines merely for tho  sake of novelty. .  The freakish fur of the season is a  rather strange pelt which no one  seems to have appropriately named  as yet, mingling black, wliite and  brown, in odd fashion. It is evidently some species of cat, and comes  from Russia, but as it is more" bizarre than desirable, no one _ seem to  be deeply, interested in its_ origin.  One sees many exquisite girdles in  Paris --just now, some of the handsomest* being in shaded satin ribbon.  Others'are" of pompadour-silk, while  still other designs aro of-th'e . most  dclicato Japanese workmanship wilh  Japanese names���������Tatsu-fushi, for instance. Thero is no limit to the  width of thoso girdles; they come  from throe to nine inches wide. The  latter, however, can be crushed into  the smallest possible space, and  stretched accordingly.  The newest shopping bags are great  square affairs that might be mistaken for portfolios, music rolls or  anything else, except what they really  are.' Their: Immense, sizo affords an  opportunity for all kinds of handiwork which of, courso,' contributes  considerably toward th'eir expense  Th'o cheapest aro $15, and tho prico  runs right along from this sum to  5000, wlien tho clasps an'd corners  nro studded'with Jewols, though seldom dlamomi**-.' Amethysts, olivines,  sapphires, opals and pearls seem preferred to the B?*wo dazzling brilliants.  TH*E DANGER OF ANAEMIA.  Its Victims Are Defenceless When.  Disease Strikes��������� The Blood  Should Be Kept Bid-* and  Pure.  Anaemic people���������peoplo with watery blood���������are without defense whon  disease threatens. Tho strongest  weapon against discaso is a plentiful  supply of rich, red blood. A robust  person may catch cold, but quickly  throws it off. But a cold lingers  with tho anaemic ono, goes to tho  chest and tho first signs of consumption appear. It is tho anaomlc ono  who suffers from hcifduches and dizziness, who cannot climb a stair  without resting, whose heart flutters  and palpitates wildly at the least  exertion. Such pooplo can only bo  saved by a now supply of rich, rod  blood, and Dr. IVilllams Pink Pills  is the only medicino that actually  makes rich, red blood with overy  dose. Ordinary medicines only touch  tho symptoms of disease���������Dr. Williams' Pink Pills go right straight  to tho root of tho trouble and drive  it out. That is why these pills have  a larger sale than any other medicino in the world, and that is why  thousands and thousands of peoplo  praise them so highly. Miss Florence  G. Marryctt, Chester,' N. S., says :���������  "I have used Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills for several months and I am  happy to say they have restored mo  to health after all other means had  failed. I was suffering from anaemia  in its most sovcro'form. The least  exertion would leave me breathless  tind worn out, I had no appetite and  suffered' greatly with nervous headaches, r was pale and seemed to bo  going into a decline. I had medical  attendance but it did me no good.  Then a friend advised me to try Dr.  Williams' Pink Pills and in a few  weeks I found they were helping me.  I continued their use for several  months, and am again enjoying good  health. I think Dr. Williams' Pink  Pills will make every weak and ailing  girl  strong  and  healthy."  You can get these pills from any  dealer in medicine but you should  be careful to seo that the full name  "Dr. Williams" Pink Pills for Palo  Peoplo" is on the wrapper around  each box. If in doubt write the Dr.  Williams' Medicine Co., Brockville,  Ont., and the pills will be sent at  50c a box or six boxes for   .2.50.  RUSSIA'S   PLIGHT.  Awful Condition   of  tho People of  That   Country.  Fear of Russia has hung over, the  world for more than a quarter. of a  century, but to-day, after a nine-  months war with Japan, its dreaded  power has become almost a laughing stock. Russia has great size,  joined with great weakness. ' Some  of the causes of its lethargy are incurable. Others arc due to a'backward civilization. The roads are  mere military routes. The postoffice  handles one piece of mail for 15 that  pass through our own. For every  two miles of telegraph in Russia,  wo havo five, and for each mile of  her telegraph wires we have 53.  Ignorance leads misery by tlie  hand.. Three-fourths of the children  never see tho inside of a schoolroom. Of those who go to school,  few are taught more than their alphabet. In Russia proper, 94 people  out of every 100 cannot writo their  names or spell out easy words.  Technical education is even more neglected; and for every 11,000 peoplo  there is but a single physician.  The bureaucracy n������d the merchants  in collusion have built up a perfectly organized system of graft. It is  openly recognized, treated" with tolerance, even thought of with respe-Jt.  Not only do admirals buying coal  in foreign ports procure receipts for  much larger sums than they havo  paid, with their ' under officers, but  no contract is let at home which  does not allow a liberal margin for  a "rake-off.'- In this way; Russia  has .paid for hcr railroads two and  a half times the amount which tho  minister of finance estimates as'their  value. It is said that fully 75 , per  cent, of, tho largo Red Cross fund  which was'subscribed, at home and  abroad has boon stolen. Tlio magnificently��������� equipped���������hospital train  which tho czarina sent to the east  was looted between St. Petersburg  and Moscow. Not a thing of value  was left in'-it.  To sum up : Russia stands at a  great crisis in an evil plight. Its  aristocracy is rotten and tyrannous;  its people sodden in ignorance, without moral sense, dull and brutish;  Its priestcraft often degraded, ?ex-  tortionato and sensual; its land oi  natural resource wasted and consumed; its imperial bullion for its  coining; and its czar, a grotesque  weakling.   ���������   FATAL FOR FRANCE.  It is a common supposition that  war must be formally declared before  hostilities ~can be entered upon; but  tlhis is very far from the truth. Even  the delivery of. an ultimatum is "not  necessary; ��������� a. simple '.'act. of war,"  which may-be. construed*.from.almost  any ill-considered act, is sufficient to  setj belligerents at each- other's  throat.  IN MERRY OLD ENGLAND  NEWS    BY HAIL ABOUT   JOHN  BULL AND HIS PEOPLE.  Occurrences     in   the   Land    That  Reigns Supreme in the Commercial World.  Behind tlie lately-removed dial of  th'o ancient clock in the tower of St.  Mary's parish church, Bletchlcy, was  found about a hundredweight of  honey.  "Fishing vessels often go to sea  with halt their crews drunk," said a  Grimsby fisherman at an inquest on  a man Who jumped ovorhoard from  a trawler.  In letters of gold tlic names of tho  Roman Emperors aro being placed  beneath tho medallions representing!  uhem at Buckingham Palace.  Near St. Ives a shark 3 J foet long  was cau_ht on hook and line, when  an angler fish weighing near a hundredweight rushed nt it and swallowed it, both being landed, writes Mr.  E. O'Donncll, of Clifton House, St.  Ivea.  All cffortB to establish tho Salvation Army in Russia havo so far been  of no avail, said General Booth at  Guildford, as the Russian Government had Issued strict injunctions  against the geueral or his followers  crossing the frontier.  "Did you ever see a tragedy?" said  Edward Hanley, an insurance agent,  to two friends with whom he was  seated in the Dublin Gaiety theatre.  Without waiting for an answer, fie  drew a penknU'e across his throat,  inflicting a wound nearly two inches  long.  .After experiments, extending over  six weeks with two different oils,  the borough surveyor of Kensington  has reported that the system of laying dust by oil is unsuitable for  London.  Mr. William Colby, who has just  died at Fakcfield, near Lowestoft, at  th'o ago of eighty-seven leaves 114  descendants living out ol 133. They  are 6 children, 4.6 grandchildren, and  62 great-grandchildren.  In tihe schools under the Bristol  Education Committee there are 3,756  scholars with defective eyesight, and  the committee is considering tho advisability of providing, tlhem with  spectacles.  "If I was guilty I would be only  too proud���������too pleased to tell you.  But I was in bed at the time." So  said Pat Sullivan, a tailor, accused  of stealing a coat at Birmingham on  Saturday.    He was discharged.  "Unmarried working men are the  most extravagant class in the community," said Judge Emden at Lambeth  County  Court.  The world's' largest ploughing  match, thc annual event of the  North Kent Agricultural Association,  took place near Dartford. No fewer  th'an 130 ploughs were employed, and  it was a wonderful scene, rendered  still more interesting by the motor  ploughing nnd an exhibition ol the  ancient method, th'e uso. of oxen. The  Ivel motor was awarded, tho gold  medal.  Through a crack in the wall an enormous number of bees had made  their home under th'e bedroom floor  of an old farm house at Longthrope,  near Peterborough", and their incessant humming made sleep difficult.  On one of the floors being taken up,  the space between it and tho ceiling  of the room below was found to b.e  packed with honey. No less than li  cwt. was  extracted.  FARMER TELLS OF  A BAD TWO YEARS  THEN   DODD'S   KIDNEY   PILLS  r-*0VE AWAY ALL   HIS  PAINS.  W_.s Bent Over with. Pain and  Hardly Able to Work Till He  Used the Great Canadian Kidney Remedy.  Consocon. Ont., Dec. 12.���������(Special)  ���������Mr. David Howe, a well-known and  highly respected farmer, living about  three miles from hero, is telling his  friends of his remarkable recovery  from a long period of suffering by  tho uso of Dodd's Kidney Pills.  "I had vory sevcro pains in my  back morc or less for upwards of  two years," Mr. Rowo says. "These  pains seemed to conccntrato their  full forco in tlie small of my back  and tho pain was almost unbearable  It made mo go bent ovcr and I could  not straighten up to save my life.  "When I went to urinate it gave  mo great pain and you may imagine  I was 'hot able to do much work.  I consulted a doctor bpfyhis prescription did me no good/'''  "Then J started to uso Dodd's Kidney Pills and I felt better by the  time I had used the first box.' Ten  boxes cured mo completely."-  Sunlight Soap will not injure  your blankets or harden them, lt  will make them soft, white and  fleecy. TB  VIRGIN   CROWNS  THE ALPS.  Statue     Placed   on    One  Highest Peaks.  of tho  Japan is a nation of gardeners.  Every man; woman, and child is passionately fond of flowers. Gardening  is   a  religion.  "How, 'did you like our 'new duet?"  she asfked. "Oh", was that a new  duet? I thought you were only  quarrelling!"  . ���������   HAPPY  CHILDHOOD.  .Right  Food   Makes' Happy Children Because They axe  Healthy.  Sometimes milk does not agree with  children or adults.      Tlie same thing  is_truc_of other    articles  of.   food.  What agrees with one sometimes docs  not  agree  with  others.  But food can be so ��������� prepared that  it will agree witK the weakest stomach. As nn illustration���������anyone, no  matter h'ow weak the stomach', can  cat, relish' and digest a nice hot cup  of Postum coffee with a spoonful or  two of Grape-Nuts poured in, and  sucli a combination contains nourishment to carry.'one a number of  hours, for almost every particle of it  will be digested and taken up by the  system and be made u*se of.  A lady writes" from the land of the  Magnolia and the mocking bird Way  down in Alabama and says: "I was  led to drink Postum because coffee  gave me sour stomacK and made me  nervous. Again Postum was recommended by two' well-known, physicians for my children, .and .1 feel* especi*  illy grateful, for the benefit derived.  "Milk does not agree with cither  child, so to the eldest aged four and  one-Kali years, I give Postum with  plenty of sweet cream. It agrees  with "her    sDlcndidly, -regulating"    Her  The blowing .up of the "Maine," al- towels perfectly although slio is of a  though' undoubtedly the act of a lu  natic, who had not a shred of official warrant for th'e deed, was sufficient to cause the Spanish-American  War, and a petty quarrel over th'e  succession to the impoverished Spanish throne was th'e excuse upon  which the Franco-Prussian War was  entered  upon.  The disposition of the throne of  Spain seems to have always exercised  a baneful influence over the destinies  of Franco, by.the way, for it was  ovcr a similar quarrel that th'e groat  Duko .of Marlborough Kail to t*ke  the field to fight the Battle of Mal-  plaquet. It was a glorious victory  for our great general; but when ono  constipated Habit.  "For the youngest, aged two and  one-Kalf years I use onc-h'alf Postum  an'd one-half shimmed milk. I Kavc  not given any medicine since the children began using Postum. an'd th'ey  enjoy every "drop* of it.  "A neighbor of mine is giving Postum to her baby lately weaned, with  splendid results. The little fellow ls  thriving famously." Name (riven by  Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.  Postum agrees perfectly with children and supplies adults with' th'e hot  invigorating beverage in place, of coffee. .-Literally-thousands .of Americans Have been helped out of stomach'  and  nervous diseases by leaving     off  roads of th'o carnage it caused, ono 'coffee and "sing Postum Food Coffee,  wonders if the affairs ot an outs de 't.ook in package for tflie little book,  State warranted sucK woeful warfare.  "The Road to Wellvillo."  A band of priests and guides have  succeeded in performing tho unparalleled feat of erecting a statue of  the' Virgin on the summit of the  ���������mighty Dent du Geant, a 13,170-feet  monarch of the Pennine Alps.  The idea was started by Father  Louis Clapasson, the cure of Cour-  mayeur, a well-known mountaineer,  and the people of the Aosta valley  subscribed the money, needed to buy  the aluminum statue, which is not  quite life size.  For weeks the weather- was closely  watched, and finally a party of  seventeen men started upon the difficult  undertaking.  From Courmayeur up to the ' Col  du Geant the difficulties were easily  overcome, but from this point to the  summit the work was full of peril.  Over slippery ice-bound rejeks and  unsafe snow patches, up perpendicular chimneys and steep slabs of  smooth rock like .the sides of a  house, the party' had to climb with  their burden, clinging, for lifo to  ropes fixed to iron.stanchions in the  rocks.  To add to the dangers a furious"  snowstorm came on, and several  times the guides bearing the statue  were nearly swept from the mountain  side. The " summit - -was"  reacbe'd  without   mishap     three hours    after  leaving tho  Col.  In the midst .of a "torment,"* or  whirling snowstorm, great holes were  drilled in tho rock to roceivo the iron  supports of the statue, and two  hours later the Virgin was securely  fixed on her mountain pedestal.,  Then, on the edge of the precipice,  with the storm still raging, tho vicar  of Courmayeur, Father Vesan, attached by two strong ropes to the  faco of tho rock, performed ��������� mass,  which more than once was interrupted by the fury of the elements.   . ..  Heartsick People���������Dr. Agnew's tuno  for the Heart .is a heart tonic that  nover falls to cure���������is swift in its effects���������goes closer to the "border land"  and snatches from death's grip moro  sufferers than any other remedy for any  family of diseases and ailments in the  category of human sufferings. Gives  relict  in   30   minutes.���������76  Tho .railway traveller in Japan  buys a first, second, or third class  ticket; or, if ho wishes' to go cheaper  still,' he can get a ticket entitling  him to stand on th'o platform only.  10,000 QUARTS OF AIR.  In each' respiration nn adult inhales ono pint of nir. A lienlthy  man will respire 16 to 20 times per  minuto, or, say, 20,000 times a day;  a ch'lld, 25 to 35 times por minuto.  Wfliilo standing, tho ndkilt average respiration is 22 times po>' minute; lying down, 13 times. The sujicrficial  area of tho lungs���������that is, of their  alveolar, or space, wliich tliey govern by means of thc mouth'���������averages  200 square yards. Th'c amount of  air respired eacli day is al-*>ut 10,000  quarts. Th'n amount of oxygen absorbed in thc snme length of time is  500 litres, or about 744 grams. The  amoimt of carbonic acid expired ln  24 Komi's is estimated at 511.5  grams. Two-thirds of the oxygen absorbed in 24 hours is taken in during the 12 hours from 6 p. m, to 6  a. m., tKrce-fifth's of the total being  th'rown off during the day. Wliile  this is going on, the pulmonary surfaco is throwing off 150 grams. of  water in the shape of vapor. TKo  heart sends 800 quarts of blood  through the lungs overy liour, or  about 5,000 quarts daily.  Minard's Liniment Relieves Neuralgia  A census recently taken of th'e horses in Paris sliows tKat while tho  Palais Royal quarter has 13,600 inhabitants, it accommodates 30,600  horses.  &*������*  POULTRY  THE  We can handle your poultry oithee  ���������live or dressed to best advantage.  Also your butter, egg., honey and  other produce.  DAWSON   COMMISSION   CO.,  Limited  Oor.   Waa*   Market   ������������������������*._   Colborn*   _���������**_.,   TORONTO.  Havo You Eczoma ? ��������� Have you any  skin* disease or eruptions? Arc you  subject to chafing or scalding? Dr.  Agnew's Ointment prevents and cures  any and all oi these, and cures Itching,  DIccding and Blind Piles besides. One  application brings relief in ten minutes  and cases cured in three to six nights.  35  cents.���������71  The French" Post Office department  Jias excluded mourning envelopes  from tKe mails for -the reason that  they can be opened without much  chance of 'detection.  For Over Sixty Years  Mnp.WizTfliow'BSooTiTiKoSYRi/rhns beonaiol x-i  millionBof mothers for their oiiildrcn whito toobhinz.  llsoothes the child, hot tens the coniR. all a-������t>*-._ti*, enrol  *7indoollc,re_ulatcstheBtoninchaD(l howcls, andis tho  bestrcmeclrCor Dlarrho***. Tweuty-live cents i* bottlo  8old hy druggists throughout IhO-vorld. llu suro and  sssftir" Mil . WlNSLO.v'KSoo'-UX-.G'-il-lt'jp."   '21��������� 01  WANTED ��������� liBLI.VBLB PARTIES TO  do machine knitting at home; pood  pay; everything found. For full particulars  addreES Box 339, Oriliia, Ont,  No Breakfast Table  complete without  PLAIN ENGLISH?  His wife came into the room where  ho was sitting. She was twisting  herself around in tho effort to look  at thc back of hcr new blouse. Iiy  tho tense lines nnd bulging aspect  about hcr lips hc knew that her  mouth was full of pins. Ho knew it  anyway without looking for those  symptoms.  "Umph gof-wufl-wuff-sh-th-bf-fsyf-f-  f," sho said.  "Yes, it looks all right,"- he answered," resuming  his   paper.  "Owf - wuIT-gs-pf-suf-up-up-w-r-r-r-  ooghsth," sho mumbled.  "Ol couso it does," he assured her,  glancing ovcr thc top of the paper.  "It Tits like the paper on the wall."  "Sw - ssh-uzuzuz-woll-gph-m-m-m-  sh'-p-z-z,"- she said, stamping her  foot.  "Didn't I tell you it was all  right?" asked the man, lowering the  paper. "Maybo it needs a little  taking up in the shoulders, but nobody could notfee it."  Hastily letting the pins fall from  her mouth to hcr hand, she cried :  "I've asked you three times to  raise the window blind so that I  could get more light. It's a pity  you can't understand plain English." .  Of course, the man could have said  something scathing in reply, but he  knew better.  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.  C.  C. RICHARDS  &  CO.  Dear. Sirs,���������A few days ago I was  taken with a severe pain and contraction of tKo cords of my leg, and  had to be token home in a rig. I  could not sleep for pnin, and was unable to rut roy foot to th'o floor. A  friend told mo of your MINARD'S  I-INIMENT, and one hour from, tho  first application, I was able to walk,  ond the pain entirely disappeared.  You can use my name as freely as  you liko, as I consider it tho best  remedy I Have over used.  CHRISTOPHER  GERRY.  Ingcrsoll,  Ont. *   - "And yoii really think:, doctor, that  there is hope for Kim after this?" "I  certainly think so, maldkm! After  this morning I shall only call onco  a day instcad of twice."  20 Yaara ot Vila Catarrh���������Chas., O.'.  Brown, Journalist, of Duluth,, Minn.,  writes: "I have been a sufferer from  Throat and Nasal, Catarrh for over 20  years, during which time my head has  been stopped uj>.and my condition truly  miserable. Within 15 minutes after using Dr.-Agnew'H Catarrhal Powder I  obtained relief. Three bottles havo almost, if not entirely, cured me." 50c.���������  78  Farthing packets of tea arc being  sold throughout India by growers,  wh'o have at last recognized that  they have an immense market at  their door.  Minard's Liniment Cures Burns, etc,  Thoie is a grave-digging school in  Brussels, and all candidates for the  post of sexton in Belgium to be eligible must have graduated from this  school.'   '   "���������.  Lever'.s Y-Z (Wise Head) .Disinfectant Soap Powder is a boon to any  home. It disinfects an'-J cleans at  the same time.  TRY  CHANGE OF BREAD.  A chef was talking about.bread.  "People ought to vary their breads  the same as they vary their meats,"  ho said. .".'You don't cat ham three  times a day, year in and year out.  You don't eat beef that- way. You  don't cat mutton that way. But  that is the way you cat bread, if  you are the average sort of a man���������  one certain kind of bread sufl'ices you  for breakfast; lunch, and dinner all  your life.  ' "The stomach gets tired of this  broad monotony; and when tho stomach tires of a thing it won't digest  it. Honce dyspepsia. The bread  monotony is responsible for a good  ileal ol the dyspepsia that flourishes.  "There are dozens of varieties of  breads���������corn bread, whole-wheat  bread, barley bread, Sally Lunn,  brown bread, aerated bread, malt  bread. With these, and many more  to choose from, why is thc average  family so foolish and thoughtless as  to confine it self to* one kind of  bread only?"  ������*r*\t>  Pinto  Shelf  Cordovan  Of about thirty recognized coaling  stations in th'e Pacific, Groat Britain  owris at least twelve and th'e United  States six.  The   Most  Nutritious  and Economical.  CARPET    DYEINQ  ^���������r and Claulnt*. This U <*, ���������peel*'*. wUh Om ^^  BRITISH AMERIOAN DYEINQ CO,  -   __-tputlc_l'U>*ij**Kwt and wo ���������resort losi/isr/  ���������M_rtii sox wa, Montr-tal.  |.'',,li"������"i'l������,i'ii:T1iiUv-T';i'ii;r*''<;"iiIl:;<I'|tiyii,oj' |  P^EJ^^^J^J^4  1NTEPNATI0NAL!  ���������.;-:--Dfct.i:0'*NA-RY"-:  ,   ' CONTAINS  23.000 NE.W WORDS, Etc.  Now Gasottear of tha World  New Biographical Dictionary  ���������ago Quarto F������������i..  NswFlstcs. ...-<     svoolllu-tratlot-r*.  Should be In Every "'  Home, School, and Office  Iter. JLyman Abbott, D.D., Editor of  Tho Outlook, says: Webster haa always  been tff^r���������rjViiD our household, and I have  seen no reason to transfer my allegiance to any  ol bis competitors.  FREE,"A Test In Pronunciation,"In-uucilvc  snA ���������rntertalnln-**.   Alio Illustrated pamphlets. *? ���������"���������.<  C G. 6 C. MERRIAMCO.,c  Publishers,   Springfield, Mass.  HANDSOME  I4kRIN8and  BOLD WATCH  FREE  Httndrsds of beantlfm  Blags and Watches Frco  io anyone.  Sena ns roar r-aniea*1*!  addrosi and agree to sell  W*-M*eI-*jr_'*sofour-an)''Uii  UaiTrl Watbln** Blue at  only Iio. a p_-Jo__ We  trust you and send t>Iu-  Ing br moll postpaid.  Everylady neods bluing,  and at only So. aracluice  you can sell thi 20pocV-  naes In Q. tow hour*.  Whin so'd send ns the  $1.00 and we will send  yon the baMlsnmo life.  Cold Finished Rln_, set  with elegant largo wnr*  qtictie -roar's, .Turrmol-  ccs Kuhlos. and Diamond*) ��������� handsome and  co-tly Itln-.-s.ir you writ*  . _ to ua f Ttne KlnlnKWlta.  I Oil TJ_>-_ OB CENT. oa-diLiywoM-IUelvoyoii  an otrportunlty to secure one of ������>ur rn-iBi'lncnt-'Gold"  wniclio ln addition to tho Ulna. Adores**. ThoSIarvel  Sluing Co., Copt, gpo Torontc__p������*t.  An otld-loo'kinf.' turtle Has been captured at Burlington, Vt. Its shell  is soft, its back is spotted, its head  is like that of a serpent, and its  fins resemble those of "a flsh.  60 _peci*-ill3t8 on the Caso.���������Tn tho  ordinary run of medical practice a  greater number than this have treated  cases of chronic dyspepsia and havo  failed to cure���������but Dr. Von Stan's Pine-  upple Tablets (GO in a box at. 35 cents  cost) have niailo thc cure, giving relief  in one day. These little "specialists"  have proven their real merit.���������72  o  All new schools in Switscerland have  a portion of thc ground floor appropriated for haths.  TUB FKEEMASON, Toronto, BOc. a  year.    Cowan <fc Co., roll's, Toronto.  Used in H.B.K. Mitts, Gloves  and Moccasins���������tough as whalebone, flexible, soft, pliable, scorch-  proof, ivind-proof, boil-proof,  crack-proof, tear-proof, rip-proof,  cold-proof, almost -wear-proof���������  certainly the greatest ^ leather  ever used in mitts and gloves.  Uke buckskin it is tanned  ���������without oil, unlike buckskin it is  not porous, it is wind-proof���������will  outwear three buckskins.  ���������"Pinto" Mitts and.Gloves  never crack or harden, never get  sodden, are always warm, pliable,  soft and comfortable.  .  Sold at all dealers but never with-  out this brand :���������  H.B.K,  BRANu    .*_  HUDSON BAY KNITTING CO.  Montreal    Winnipeg    Dawson *  Mrs. Jenkins���������Vour son's engaged'  to be married, I hear, I saw a  young   lady   with   him   to-day.   Was  that Mrs. O'Hull���������Yes, that    waa  his fiasco. '  Mlnard's Liniment Cures Dandruff,  "OK, George," sighed the romantic  girl, "I wish you were like the old-  time knlgKts; I wish you'd do something brave to show your love for  me." "liraciousl" cried hcr fiance,  ���������'haven't I-Mgrecd to marry you, and  me only getting ten dollars a week?"  DR.A.W. CHASE'S Oft  U Mstf dlnet t* (*������������������   yrts by lb. Improresl * IH.pt**.  Mtmls tb. ole******, _U_r.tb._k  -MS*-**-**-, steps sWeppinc. ta lb.  lhros_?-*__  ***-*_auth i  Cslsrrb.__HsiFsm. Bios  All ossltrs, or Dr. A- W. Ow  Medld**. Co��������� Toronto uul Bsffsls*.  A MODEL HUSBAND.  Wife���������"I need a little more money."  Husband���������' 'It is only two days sinca  "Now, look here! I want you to  ���������uufderstand tKat I wouldn't ask for  money if T didn't need it. arid I don't  intend to he reminded that it's only  two days since you gave me some. I  am not a child, nor a menial, nor a  slave, to be treated like an irresponsible being, and I just want you to  Know that I won't stand it'^ either,  bo th'ef*-!. now! I've got just as much  rigiit to  your  money  as  you     have,  so  thore now,  you " "  'My dear, I was merely going . to  remark th'at it is only two days  since I drew my salary, and you  could have all you waiited."  Biggs���������"Castleton was out driving  with the Widow Grasper the . other-  day when th'e horse ran away with'  Kim, and he's laid up in the Hospital." Grig-gs���������"Well, ti might have  been worse���������the widow might liave  rUn-aWay-with-Kim."   Minard's Liniment far sale everywhere  Young Mother���������"Vow Harold whom  do you love most, papa or me?" Little Harold���������"Poiia." Young Mother  ���������"Ilut yesterday you said yon loved  me most." Little Harold���������"Yes, but  I've thought it over since and decided th'at we men must stlcK together."  Rheum-atls-m will Succumrj to South  American Hhcumatic Cure because it  goes right to tho seat of tho trouble  nnd removeB the cause. Many so-called  cures but deaden pain temporarily only,  to have it return again with doubled  violence. Not so with this.great remedy." It eradicate!) from the system  the lost vesti.e of the disease and its  cures  are  permanent.���������74  Since the use of wire fences has  become so extensive,* the number of  cattle killed each year by lightning)  hns greatly increase?.  Neglect a congh and contract'  consumption.  SliiloH's  Consumption  Cure ?_���������feLun8  cores consumption,  bnt don't  ' leave it too long.   Trv it now.  Your money back if it doesn't  benefit you.  Prices: .. S.CTiubACo. Ml  2Sc 50c. $1   *_eRoT,N.Y.. Toronto. Can.  ji- ,**|  ISSUE  NO.  .60���������04! This Year business-has been most satisfactory, and with thc closing of tlic old year we wish to close out several lines of Seasonable Goods  commencing by making this Big Sacrifice in  Prices.    Bargains for everyone.    Stock must be reduced to make room forSpring goods.  B-as-BBB  ������>������������  &  Dress Goods  Re  g. Price   Sow  ���������HI inch Tweed Dress  Goods  8."ii:  50c  ���������10 inch Fancv Dress Clouds  85c  50c  -IS inch 1 Slack Lustre  75c  50c  ���������12 inch Tai-lan  75c  o-.ic  11 inch lli'uvv Plain Cloth  ���������10c  25c  -li inch Tweed, good quality  1 50  1 (M)  -IS inch Broad Cloths  1 25  tn  ���������10 inch Zebeline                          *  I 00  75  Ladies' Jackets  Ave vou in 'need ot a Jacket.   Th  is is an  oppor-  tmiity nut to be overlooked.  He  2;. Price  Now  Black Clutli Jackets, this Season's  Go-xls       -   *   -       - -      -���������!   '    -  $18  $     12  Black Cloth Jackets (this season)  Ki  12  12  10  8  0  Grey Tweed Jackets ,        "  Paw n Jackets                               '  i)  lo  7 50  Fawn Jackets  10  5 00  Brown Jackets        ,.  12  (i 00  Ladies' Costumes  Reg. Pi ice  Now  Ladies' Costumes,  Sizes 3*1 & 30          SI 2 00  $ 0 00  Ladies' Costumes,  18 00  9 00  Ladies' Costumes,  27 00  13 00  Blouses and Shirtwaists  lined,  can  be  One line of Wiiipperell.es, Blouses,  Selling nt fill' old figures for $1.25 mid.$1.50,  hail now for tlie remarkably low pi-ice���������75c.  Other lines, namely, Lustres, French Flannels,  Cashmeres, etc. Regular Pi ices $3.00 and $1.00.  Your choice at Our Midwinter Sale for $2.00.  Furs at Half Price  The Price on all our Furs has been cut right in  two. Now tlie opportunity is yours to buy Furs at  half price at this Sale.  Blankets 12     Blankets !!     Blankets!!  Be}-;. Pi-ice   Now  White Blankets, Rood quality $t 00       $3 00^  Heavy Grey Blankets 3 75        2 50  We have White, Light Grey, Navy Blue and  Red Blankets, all of which we are offering at Salo  Piiccs. Come iii and secure one aiul take advantage  of the reduction.  Comforters!!     Comforters!!  Men's Underwear  Men's Underwear, lleece lined at 50c.per garment  Men's Underwear, i\]l Wool, Pancy 75c per garment  Men's   Underwear,.'heavy,' double-     .  breasted and double back? S5c per garment  Men's Scotch,' warranted unshriiik-  .  able (WuoUuloy Brand. Reg. 3 00 - Now 2 00  Boys' Fleeced Lined at 25c. each.  Boys' Heavy Wool at 10c. each.  Men's Ready-to-Wear Suits  Reg. Price   Now  ���������     $15 00   $10 00  $12 00       0 00  $11 50       S 00  finish,   Tweed,  Men's Rend}-*to-Wear Suits  Men's Read y to .Wear Suits  Reg. Price  Now*  $2 00  $1 25  8 50  2 50  Conifovlers ...  Comforters ...  This oit'er gives Hotels  and  Rooming  Houses  chance to lay iu a supply at Mill Prices.  Men's Ready.to Wear Suits  Men's'Odd Pants,   all  wool,   fine  jgood value at $3.00, ,Snle Price $1.50.  'Wa Crest Reduction in Boys' Suits  Boys' Suits at Sale Price.  One line of Three-Piece Suits; 38 Suits  in  all���������'  Regular Price $1 50.   Now $2 50.  Men's Winter Overcoats  -i ' , Reg. Piice Now  Men's Overcoats, this season's goods $ 0 00 $ 5 00  Meii'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  i'S������!*  CORRESPONDENCE.  *W  THIS SALE means a great loss to us, but which is our loss is your gain,  we will put on our Bargain Table Lots of Remnants and Odd Lines at  MILLINERY  We have only mentioned in the above a few of our items, but  Prices that must move the  goods.  Trimmed,   Untrimmed &  Ready-to-Wear Hats  ���������AT HALF PRICE--  W%t  MILLINERY"  Trimmed, Untrimmed &  Ready-to-Wear Hats  ���������AT HALF  PRICE���������  A Great  Convenience  Around a house is to have a  place ' to keep books. You  can get those .sectional book  cases at the Canada Drug* it  Book Co.'s Slo-o. They keep  all the sizes. You, buy the  top and il-e*b*ise and as many  intermediate sections as jou  wish���������they fit any wheie.  Call and sec them or write  CANADA DRUG ������ BOOK CO., Ltd  a *************************  Birth  McLkod���������On   January   17th,   to  Mr.  and Mrs. J. McLeod," a daughter.  Marriage  McRae���������Law��������� At Revelstoke. .Tan.  23rd. bv Rev. 0. A. Proounier. J. R.  McRae lo-Miss Pea ri Law, both of  this city.  LOCALISMS  Quadrille Club tomorrow, night.  W. M. Brown left'Monday night on  a business visit to Victoria.  XX'. Barber won the gramaphone  raflied at Brown's cigar store.  . 3yt_Bc\vs._wih_Mij_____;_J!.!_foi\ some  days, is somewhat improved to-day.  The next a-s-einbiy of the Quadrille  Club takes place iii Tapping's Opera  House, tomorrow (Friday) niglit.  C. II. Johnson, of the Empire I.um-  lx-r Co.. ret urned on Monday evening  from a bii.siiie.--s visit to .Minneapolis.  The regular monthlv meeting of the  Ladies' Hospital Guild will be held in  the City Mull on Tuesday, Jan. ,31st at  3 p. m."  Miss X. Smith left on Tuesday morning for Toronto.' when* she will take a  course in the Toronto Conservatory of  Music.  Miss Ri.*i Dunne came in on Friday  evening from Maple Creek on a visit  to her paten Ls, Mr. and Mrs. T. II.  Dunne.  Mr. and Mis. .1. L. Cnrveon and  family arc- leaving in a few days for  the east where they will reside for  some time.  'Miss McKinnon, who has been on a  visit for some time with lier sister,  Mrs. .T. G. Macdonald, left on Monday  moining.for Calgary.  Prof. Chase is giving tlie first of a  series of social dances in connection  -with his class in Selkirk Hall this  evening.  D. B. Lazier M.D., formerly of Camborne, arrived on last evening's train  froni New York, where he has just  completed a Post Graduate course.  Book your seats early for tiie enter-"  taininent and dance' in the Opera  House on Friday. Feb. 3rd. Plan at  tbe Canada Drug & Book Store, reserved seats 75 cents.  A tea will be given under the auspices of the Altar Society of the  Roman Catholic church on Thursday  next, Feb. 2nd. both afternoon and  evening.    Particulars later.  E. .7. Bourne has leased from L. A.  Fret-_ his store building on First kt.,  and will at once move his stock of  general merchandise to the new  premises.  Thc beautiful story of "The Lady of  Lyons," will be told at the Opera  House on February .'id. Don't miss  this gieat treat. A dance will follow  the peiforinance. Admission 50cents,  reserved seats 7."> cents.  A meeting of' the llospil.il B,',ll  committee will ho held on Kulmday  afternoon next at three o'clock in the  City Hall. All accounts again.-t this  qnmmilU'C should he sent at once to  Mis. J. AI. Scott.  Ata meeUng'or'Firo'Tftfigado No.  Two on Monday evening a lesolution  was p.'is&cd conveying a hearty vote of  thanks lo tlie Revisi-stoki: llMi.u.n  for gratuitously furnishing theni with  a i opy of liie paper for the p.ist four  ye.iv***.  A "Cobweb" party, under the auspices ol Lhe Ladies" Aid of tiie Presbyterian church, will be held in the  manse on Iho evening of Tuesday,  Feb. 1 Ith. All are cordially united.  Admission 2ii cents.  The Prince Mining & Development  Co. b.is jit-t been advised by mail  that the work at the mine is going  ahead all that <\iu be desiied. The  company is working three shift-. Two  moie miners left l*_i Lhe mine this  moiuing.  The Kootenav bon-piel which w.i.-  to have been held in Nelson Ibis week  had to be postponed owing to soft  weather. The ice is in such shape  however that the. bonspiel may he  brought ..in at 21 hours' notice and  .wonCha-i been received by the local  cullers to.hokl themselves in readiness.  The  regular  monthly  dance of No.  ii Coiiipany-.- IJ. M.'R..*?took   place  in  the drill hall  Tuesday  night, and notwithstanding counter attractions there  Ava_^������^Uu^i*!JitLe-ud.ijl^___M___________  (piano), and Mr. M. N. Doy  furnished excellent music,  was kept up till 1 a.in.  * The "At Home" in aid of St. Peter's  Chiii"-h held last evening at the home  of Mrs*. P. Hooley was a most enjoyable ulfttir. About 75 ladies and gentlemen weie piesent. Dining the  evening a programme  was  rendered.  Card of Thanks.  The undersigned begs leave to ex  tend I hanks to the members of Fiie  Hiig.idoNo. 2 lor tlieir prompt action  at Monday night's liie, which destioy-  ed her building on Mackenzie ave.  Mrs. W, J. Lee.  Locals   ���������  our $7.50  Te  * (violin).  Dancing  Business  Call' in   nnd   inspect  Sot.    It's u beauty.  -When in^doubl���������ti������y -ni/owiVw���������Oig-iv  Stoic.  Rome fine hens for sale cheap. All  blooded stock.     Apply to I,. A. Fretz.  Pi lies repaired at Brown's Cigar  Store.  Buy your Skates at C. B. Hume fc  Co.'s.    We lit them on perfectly.  Read ���������'Brown'*." Fiie Sale advertisement.  Odd pieces in colored chamber sets  at C. B. Hume fc Co.'s.  Everything a smokei wants at  Brow u's Cigar Store.  Doy-'Clothing at cost. J. G. Macdonald.  Smoke Brown's "Special"  Cigar.  i     Dozen** of kinds of   hre.tkfa-.l-  foods  ! alv.-.ij s kept in slock .it   C.  1!.  Hume  fc Co.'s.  if.iterial-foi B.ittenbuig and Duchess Lice at Mrs. A. E. Boa**.. Cowan  block.  Smoke Brown's " Marca  Vuelta " Gigar.  Lessons in'Lice awl Drawer Thread  work at reasonable r-.le**. Mrs. Boaky  Cowan bh.ck;  $70 Singer Sew ing'Machine for sale,  good as new, $10 cash. Apply ut this  Gfr.ce^=^=^=^=^^=^~���������-���������*   ,T.   G.   Macdonal'l   has    received  tytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytyty  ty      * --:. *  ���������  ty  ty  ty  ty  ty  AT BARGAIN PRICES-  POSITIVELY NO   RESERVE.  Cards and dancing were* also indulged  in by the gnc-sts until midnight.  Messrs. <!. B. Hiiine -X: Co. have jusl.  received a. part of their .consignment  of calendars for this year. The design  was made by..Mr. Orchard of this cil.y,  and printed, by the Ncwsomc fc Gilbert. Engraving Co. of Toronto. The  calendars are handsome, and artistic  and something out of the usual order  in the calendar line.  Remember the (lale���������February 3rd,  when the beautiful five-act play "The  Lidy of Lyons," a story* of lovo and  pride, will be picisenterT-dt the Opera  House,by the Amateur Dramatic So-  ciei y''under the auspices of the Canadian --Woodmen of the World. Asocial  dance, will follow the peiforinance.  Tickets are oh sale at the Canada  Drug and Hook Stoic, where scats may'  be reserved. " .  stock of the. famous Peters fc lii-ot hei--  hood overalls, for -uh't-.-li lie is agent.  White Star Pickles in quart scalers  at '-Vie for Friday and Saturday at C.  B. Hume fc Co.'s,  10 per cent.. olT all Furniture, Carpets. Linoleums, etc.. at John E.  Wood's Ftiiiiitiiic store.  Don't overlook .1. G. Macdonald's  Slaughter Sale of Clothing. It only  lasts till Feb. 1st.  What about that Cosy Corner you  were talking of getting. We have a  nice .range of iipholsteiilig material,  and we build them any size or shap������,  John E. Wood's, the furniture store.  Flowers and Vegetables all winter,  carnations, chrysanthemums, lettuce,  and water;rcss. Floral designs a  specialty*���������.T.Mar.KY. Florist.  If you have .an- old-fashioned piece  of. furniture that you would like to get  rid. ot- we. will tak.e it nvei*-..and allow  you,for it ori a new piece. "John" 14.  Wood I he fuiniiuie man.,  ty  ty Smokers Are Supplied With Matches  ty ������������������   ty ������i������$immi  ty  tytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytytyrtytytytyty  giand tempi  ������������������ organ  Rossland,   Grand   Folks,   Trail    and  Vancouver wilh the  members  of the  Revelstoke    Lodge.     The     Supreme  Chief   of   the   Rathbone   Sisters    of  America, Mrs.  Lydia A.   Monroe, of  Riverside. California,  is also  present,  having arrived in the city yesterday,  ~.    -. r   .     -~   ... ���������.  ,        [tov   the   purpose   of   organizing   tho  To-Day of the Rathbone Sisters i Grand Temple.   This is the first con-  for This Province���������Mrs -Lydia   vention, composed entirely of ladies,  ... _ '.  r   over held iu  the  city,   and naturally  A     Monroe,     Supreme -Chief, j Revelstoke, which is now well  known  From California, Present  Itis facts of'importancc, or for that  matter sometimes very.unimportant  facts, that lead to lhe making of  ���������tin*���������hi-itoiy-.'>f��������� the���������world,���������and��������� to.  reforuis for the good of the human  family. These facts that lead lo  history   making,   however,     do    not  .as Hie City of Conventions in British  'Columbia, will heartily join with the  Jocal memhcis hi extending a-heaity  welcome to the Supreme Chief and  tlie delegates, from neighboring cities.  ^ ThiLfollowing are_thc-numes-of _the  visitors: Supieme Chief, Mrs. Lydia  A. Mom op. Riverside, California ;  Alice   Coffin,     Ida    Robeits,    Lilian  The Lumbermen and Mr. Taylor  . A meeting of the committee appointed some months ago by the  kootenay lumbermen to obtain  amendments to thc timber law and  regulations was held yesterday. Their  attention was drawn to an article appearing in tlie Kootenny Mail recently in which the statement was made  in effect that the lumber-men were  dissatisfied with the efforts put forward by the local member, Mr. Taylor,  in their behalf at Victoria, and that  their interests weie neglected . at  Victoria. Thc committee authorize  the statement to he, made that the  lumber-men are entirely satisfied with  the work done by Mr. Taylor in their  interests.  .Aj'A:A :y: JSOTtOE.  ",- ,.���������'���������'!'  fs-otlci* I������ hereby given- that tliirty dnyt altcf  (latc'-ivc'ln(i?n'(l to ripply lo tho Honorable lho  Chief Cornmls**ioiicr of I,nn-I������ anfl Work* for  license to cul anrlrrirry ii'wuj timber from thc  fallowing described lumls:���������  CommencInK at a post plnnted on the north  boundary of Fred (loltlnson - fjti-nb������r Company'1' limit at Sfc.l.apai-e'H s. w, corner on llig  creek, n. e arm Upper Arrow Lake; then?e  west SO chains; thcjjice north 80 chains; thence  east Ml chains; thencesoulh 80 ehuins to point  of commencement.  . EM E'fllB LUMBER COMl'A NY.  : NOTICIi.  Notice Is hereby nil-en that thirty days nfler  date we intend to appIy,to���������l.he Honorable tho  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for  license to cut "fid carry nway timber from tho  followine described lands:��������� ,  Commencinc ata post planted at. tho nortli  wcsl. corner tit Yrcit llolnnson's Crown errant  .situated on HIk creek, it. e. arm Upper Arrow  i.al-e; Iheuce soutii HO chains; thuuee west tji)  chains; theuce north Mi chains; thence enst  SOohuins to point ol commencement.  KMJ'IHE LUMDEK COMPANY.  Some Facts on Taxation.  To the Editor of tho Herald:  Sir,���������On looking through the last  issue of the Kooteuay Mail I noticed  an article headed iularge typo "Jug  Handled Commission. Wild Land  Taxatipn and its Klt'ect." As the  article purported to be a- synopsis of  the. proceedings of the Board of Trade  the tact was again brought'very forcibly to nly mhid that tlie editor of th������  Mail is attempting by his report lo  fnsteu to that association (lie 'attributes and attitude of a political organ-  iv-.ition. Tliis is not, strange, however,  as we Iind that gentleman on hit occasions, whether tiie gathering mny be  social, business or Otherwise, exerting  every'available influence to further the  interests of the political organiz-ition  with wliich lie is associated.  The article purports also to deal  with and incidentally to denounce the  Provincial Government, ror'its method  of taxation as pertains to some timber  lands held under crown grant by some  Pittsburg capitalists in lhe lligllend.  As tliis is apparently one oi the supposed instances of injustice in the.  application and administiation of the  assessment act I would ask for space  to make some explanations particularly as the owners of lliis valuable  property appear to think they aro so  unjustly dealt with that they are  di i ven to the desperate lengths of denuding this area of 3S.-I00 acies ol  timber land with one fell swoop���������tufting it to Spokane and tlieio manufacturing it ,mto lumber and this too in  face of the fact that for 20 years tliey  have held this choice section of country purely for speculative purp'oses  and without cutting a single tree into  meichantable lumber. However, Mr.  Editor, I don't think llu-ve "is any  occasion for us, or the editor of the  Mail either, to lose any sleep over the  supposed injustice in taxation iii this  matter as 1 am sure the owners'ato  not and if they would only reduce  their selling pi ice from $700,000 to say  .$:'()0,000 they would not only bo mak  ing an enormous percentage of gain  on their investment but they would  also be giving some of our bona tide  mill opeiators a chance of acquit ing a  very valuable asset in choice timbei  which woulcl be manufactiucd in our  town or in the vicinity and thus save  the trouble and worry of rafting to  Spokane, to say nothing of the export  duty on logs.  The history of the transaction is  about as follows: In ISSt Ainsiyorth  and Wright entered into an agreement  with the Govei nment to construct thc  Eagle Pass wagon road from Sicamous  to Kevelstoke in consideration of the  sum of $20,000 in cash and 75,000 acies  of land to be selected in even proportions or thereabouts in Kootenay district and in Yale. The result of course  w-is that the choicest and most valuable lands wore picked and 38,100 acres  ot the best timbei* land in the Big  Bend, or for that matter in the interior  of B. C, bc'iune .the property of tho  contractors in satisfaction of tho agree  incut, carrying with the grant of  coutse all surface rights as well as  timber. In 1SS7 the Him of Aiuswoith  and Wright sold'td Shibley and Ohase  all-theli' inteiest*in -these lands for 50  cents pot1 acre and a short time'afterwards they sold to-the present, owneis  at a liguie slightly In advance of what  they paid. i.       - --,--"  A deal was ponding recently for this  selfsame property" in which 'the cash'  consideiation was $750,000. This deal  however did not. materialise and I  only mention it to show that the owners realize they have a good thing, as  is shown by tho figure which they aie  holding the property at, The greater  portion ot theso limits were cruised by  an official of the government in oider  to aid tho assessor iu..ariiving' at a  reasonable and proper estimate "of the  holdings, the result being that some of  the land is reported as carrying upwards of 300,000 feet per aero; while a  verj- large portion of it cariied at least  100,000 feet. However if we estimate  the whole holdings at 35,000 feet per  aeie, which the owners would, I think,  call a ridiculously low ostiniate, we  would have no less than 1,314,000,000  feet in the total area of-38,400 acres.  If then this valuable holding can be  cut and marketed at an advance of $1  per thousand over and above the outlay, and I   think  any   milliiian   will  ad'niit this  eau   be  done,   the   total  realized on the transaction  would  be  $1,314,000.   Tho valuation.placed upon  the whole area by the assessor was  .$7.50.���������per acre,    -'jT'liis valuation was,  however, considered excessive by tho  owners and an appeal. was taken' before the judge of the court of revision,  which appeal, was  sustained,'   and   a  valuation of $5, per  acre substituted.  Tlie total assesisod value then  woulcl'-  amount to $11)2,000, on which a-5 pet*  cent, wild land tax is levied,  amounting to (after deducting com mission of  10 per cent, if paid before .the .30ch of  June) $8,010, or aliout 22.fc per acre. .  Now under our land laws'iilu.nber- .  mnn Wishing   to   lease  a  section   of  timber land must, if not operating a  mill, pay 25c   per  acre  ground rent,  and his title is good only  for t.wonty  years, and is renewable at the option  of  tho   Minister   of   Public   Works;'  whereas in  tlio former instance .llio  whole area is.crown granted and the?.  title1 to the whole surface, rights are  .forever vested in the owners.  :  The "Mail article' above referred to  complains tluit these gentlemen ^capitalists are on't he verge of desperation."'  So de->perato indeed  is tho caso that  they are proposing to carry their logs  at once lo t he other side  of the 40th  parallel,    there   to be manufactured  into lumber.   Let mc say again,  as I  have alieady  pointed out,   that  the  bonafide   null   operators   cannot   get  their holdings undei1 lease .today on  tho same terms as regards taxation as  our friends from Pittsburg hold theirs  under crown grant.    Let me point but  further that the prospector and miner  atter-the issuance of his crown  grant  pays 23c per acre taxation on liis holding, which is more often  than otherwise on ,the mountain  top,  and theu  has no title to the surface or timber.  ''. Let us came again to a case i ight at ���������  our, doors, I relet- to the O. P. R.-holdings  in tliis vicinity and let mo say-  that on 300 acres in this neighborhood  thev are assessed as real property at  the'rate of $75.00 per acre.     I could  point to many instances to show that  the-gontlemen  who aie holding those  timber   lands   in   the   Big   Bend, for  pmely speculative purposes, are doing  .  so under much easier teims than they  Should in comparison 'with the rate of  taxation as applied to our active mill  operators and if there is any complaint  coming   in  this   connection  the bona  fide mill operator should be the one to  complain.     Thanking   you for space  Mr. Editor, I remain,  Fair Pla.y.  The Lumbermen^ Reply.  To Editor Kovelstoko Herald:  Sir,���������For some-months the Kootenay Mail has been loud in its condemnation   of   tho  McBride government ���������  and Mr. Taylor,  the   sitting member  for this constituency.    Tn its issue of  the llth inst. the statement is made  that Mr. Taylor's actions wei e so un*  satisfactory to those engaged in the  timber industry in   tliis  constituency  that action was being taken to shelve  him in the event of another provincial ,  election in the near future.     As one.  who is directly /mteiested. in -that ��������� in-'"   -  dustiy I wish to givo -this .statement ' *  iimost emphatic and,definite denial,  and to sav-fui ther that the relationship existing between Mr. Taylor, and  the   Liimbeimen's 'Aassbciatioh '-has  always been,, and btill is, o������~the _niost  amicable and satisfactory natureT Mr.,,  Taylor has at all times been ready to.  oJTer his assistance and services, and   .  we consider him one of the most .enthusiastic and steadfast friends of the  lumbermen among, the   members of  the legislatm e today.    I am at a  loss  to know where thc editor of the Mail  received his information, but am in- -  clined    to   think   that   his  distorted  imagination      and      narrow-minded"  _  parlissan   views have again   led,him  into the grievous sin of manufacturing  a -most deliberate and   brazen   falsehood for, political purposes.     There is  no doubt, Mr. Editor,  but that it is  another case of the wish being "father  of   the thought," which is the  most  gonerous~construetion I can put upon  tl.e statement oi  the   editor  of the  Mail. Yours,  ^Lumberman.  The knife is also slicing 20 per cent;  off Silverware, etc.   Mrs.,A.E. Boak.  1 iTi t't'i iti t't'i iTi t't'i iti -fri iti i*l*i iti i*t*i i*fri iti iti iti iti i*1*i il'i i"i'i l'i tti iti ltl -  *r-"4������# ������������������*-��������������� **4_ ujfj if,9 *^* *^l 'fr ���������*,"*.  .��������������� **4. "4. "X" "A* *X" \L" \L' "4.' **} \L" *,*������J "*^* **4. "4**  it  '<f  THANKS!  Mrs.  Lydia A. MoN'iioK, oi' RtvuitsrriK, Gamfokkia,  SdfllRitK Outfit-',   IlATHHO.VK SlflTKItM.  reach the; home /iretide so readily as  when tlie history it made light al,  your iloor and is brought, lo you  within hearing, To-(hiy, so fur as this  piovin _e is concerned, and tho City of  Itovel-iJoke, in particular, history is  being made. The first organization of  a Grand Temple for the province of  the Ivalliliinio Sister.** of America is  meeting in the IC. of P. hall this  morning und tlie session will last for  wo days*),    D elegates are present from  Thomas, Maple Leaf No. 1 Rossland !  Stella Hurdett, N'o. 7 Trail; Cora Morley, r.auia Chapel No. 0 Grand Forks ;  Rhoda I'elky, Calanthe No. 1 Vancouver.  This evening tho members of the  local lodge of Rathbone Sisters will  tender a reception to the Supreme  Chief and vi.sitinp delegates in the K.  of P. hall, to which a cordial invitation is extended to all Knights of  Pythias and their ladies.  We beg to thank our old and nejy  friends for their liberal patronage during  last year. . Maytiur business associations  bc as pleasant during the coining year.  To stait the now year in a proper  manner, let us place an artistic piano in  your home on easy payments. We are  exclusive agents for tho following pianos  of world-wide reputation :���������  ���������Jteinvfay & *Jons  Williams  Nordheimer  ,ffe\sfcombe  i't  i't  i't  i't  i'f  it  i't  i't  i't  i't  i'fr  i't  i't  i't  Chase & J}aker Piano Player  A cai d or call brings you handsome  catalogues and particulars of our easy  payment plan.  THE  REVELSTOKE   INSURANCE  ACENGY, LIMITED.  REAL ESTATE  LOANS  INSURANCE.  rty ty ty ty ty ty tyty ty tytytyty ty ty tytytytyty tyty tytyty


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